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Delaware, Dec. 30, 1864. THE HEWS. The latest war news will ba found in the official despatches from -t"ue Secretary of War, given in another w,ama. There is no dis count on the glorious character of the intelli gence wfich daring the last few weeks has tbx:.Vied every leyal heart with joy. At no former period has ear superiority in men and resources been so manifest, or the weakness and exhaustion of the bogus Confederacy so apparent. Our successes have been uniform and of the greatest importance, and the pros pect of the attainment of peace by crashing the rebellion, the only means possible of at taining that end, to never more encourag ing than at this time. General Sherman's triumphant march through the heart of the Empire State of the South, in which he took his ease, met no seri ous opposition, and his army " fared samptu oasiy every day," has culminated in the cap ture of the city of Savannah with ao immense amount of spoils, and without an; loss of men or material on his side. The particulars of the capture will be found elsewhere. The possession of Savannah and the river gives General Sherman a secure base, from which he can command the cotton States and reach the very vitals of the rebel dominions, and it Is safe to infer be will cot be long in avail ing himself of the opportunity thus presented ta tighten bis grasp upon the monster rebel lion and efficiently aid in throttling it to death. The last advices from Thomas left him still closely pressing the fragments of Hood's re treating army. The latter had reached the north bank of the Tennessee and was striving to- gain the oppoai-atfe, and if be has not succeeded in vrossicg by this time he will not be likelyto eSjact hisv escape, as our forces were nearly 6p with him and a force under Sttadman had been sent to Decatur to head 1.: -a. it ., , . . . . mm uu ii possioie. 11 is notorious that in their anxiety to escape the rebels have aban doned nearly all their trains and supplies as well aa nest of their arms. The result of the cSt-tsverhaul them must be known in a few days. The defeat of Hood has been one Of the most thorough and disastrous that the rebels have sustained during the war. General Stonemao has been committing ter rible havoc among rebel railroads and supply depots in Sooth-western Virginia. The most successful of his exploits has been the capture and destruction of the extensive salt works at a town called Saltville the fall of which place is announced in the Richmond Whig of the 26th inst. These works supplied to a large extent the entire Confederacy with the indispensable article of salt, they have been defended with great pertinacity, and the Richmond papers have within the last few weeks declared that their capture and destruc tion would be a greater loss than thn fall of Savannah or Wilmington. The news from Wilmington is encouraging, and the success of the expedition against that stronghold seems probable. The attack was progressing with great vigor at the date of last advices, and a land force bad secured a strong position above Fort Fisher, the princi pal defence of the harbor. The eraat import ance of Wilmington to the rebeli grows out of the fact that it is the pot t through which nearly ail Ibeir supplies from abroad are re ceived, its situation being snoh that a thoroughly efficient blockade is impossible. A cavalry force from the Shenandoah valley advanced a few days ago to the outskirts of Uordonsviile, bat finding the place strongly defended, withdrew without venturing an at tack. A large amount of injury was indicted npon railroads and depots on the advance and return. X he formidable raid under Geo. Davidson into southern Alabama and Mississippi, which so seriously alarmed tbe rebels for the safety of Mobile, was not intended for anything more than a diversion in favor of Sherman and having effected its object had returned to the starting point. Immense darauere was in flicted on the rebels, and large captures mad ef cattle, slaves, etc. The impunity with which these raids are made into tbe heart of rebeldom forcibly illustrates their weakness and shows that all their available force w con ceotrated at a few threatened points. Advanc w ths Prick of NswspArEits. The Cincinnati Daily Gazette, which two yar ago was furnished as low as ten cents per week, and latterly has been rated at twenty cents, announces that alter the 1st of January the price will be advanced to twenty-five cents The Commercial makes a similar advance, and it will probably be general throughout the country. It is a matter of necessity, conse quent upon. the suurinuu8 tti.d still advancing price of printing paper, wnich if not soon ar rested must iuevitably lead to tbe suspension of two-thirds of the papers in the country. The Commercial, in announcing ' the advance, says, no doubt truthfully: "Tha whole of the present advance will go to the paper manufac turers. We shall not realise from it a dollar of profit." The country publishers of the State hold a Convention at Columbus next week. Many of them have already advanced their rates to $3 per year, and an effort will doabtless be made to make it geoeral. We hope to be able to get along without ad van sing our present rates but to do so, it is ne notary that wertceive pay and that promptly for bvmbt paper we tend u(. It costs os in cash now fully the subscription price to pub lish ear paper, and we cannot sustain ourselves U we are burthened wh a lot of non-paying subscribers. We hop&pK who receive the Ga ztilt trill mekt a note of Ihit mnd govern them, tehict accordingly. No personal dun should at a time like this be necessary to insure prompt payment ef fcubscription and we trust no such aecessity will devolve upon us. We bad supposed long since that the utmost poo- ible limit was reached in the price of paper; bat in this we were mistaken, the last Jot received being an advance of two cents per pound upon any former lot, making two ooo rable raise within tb last four month. Congress. A bill has passed butli houses and received the signature of the Prdident, levying a tax of two dollars per gallon on all whiskey and other distilled liquors manufac tured after the first of Jannary. The Hause has passad a General Bankrapt bill, but the Senate has as yet taken no action oc it. The bill which passed the House providing for mustering uaemployed Generals out of the service, has been reported against by the Sen ate Military Committee, and that body is not therefore likely to concur in the measure. Xo new measures of importance have lately been introduced. An effort is t. be made to re peat tbe present prohibitory tax ou foreign paper. No revenue ha3 been realized, as the high duty has cut off importation, and - tbe Government has suffered to tbe extent of half a million by the raise in paper consequent up on the monopoly thus enjoyed by American manufactures. Ohio Legislature. The adjourned sssiou of this body commences uext Monday. One of the first duties of the llou-e will be to elect a Speaker to fill the vacancy occasioned k. ..ffi.... ra i n,,, l nere are a umnoer or eanuiuui.es anoouncea, but it seems to be generally conceded that it he will coneerrt to serve the position w l! be conferred upon Hon. Coixmbcs Ielak.- Apart from the psrage of the anual appro priation dims, and some legialauo-i tt:at may be rendered necessary by the exigencies of the public service in connec ion with the existing war, we know of no imrtirtani measures that re 1 1 tie. y to cuius up ior cinaiuerauou, unu ,:-.! . . ... , . - i . - - . , it is therefore to be hoped tbe session will be a short oce. V e shall probably be able to lay the message of Gov. Brocgh before the reader in our next i-aue. When Sherman commenced his march South tbe rebel papers claimed confidently that he was marching to destruction, and that not a munn,; .,,i;,; ....t.i ,t, " coast except as a prisoner. During the prog- ress of his advance they were claiming impor- tant victories in which immense numbers of our men were slaughtered and cantnred. and ' L they constantly represented his army as hem- med in, surrounded, destitute of supplies, and on the point of being captured en masse. i ms was 8u outright lyiug. tie met not serions rrmoition. nnr.rpeiAnil in wprvthinrv ha I ...,....,. ,:J .. : ,.' f uuuci wvk, uiu lui tu uny cage ueviam irom thfl flliro in o .it .nil V. a F, i ! utnL.)i.i . , . , .-.t . - o.,uB, aa uov delayed by opposition, had an abundance of supplies of all kinds, aud tha only affair that approached the character ol a fipht consisted ia tba precipitation of a lot of raw militia against our veteran columns, which resulted in a terrible slaughter and disastrous repulse of the assailants and the result would have been the same had their numbers been ten times as laree. This affair occurred on the 23d nit., near the village of Griswoldviile, and is thii3 de- scribed by a correspondent of tbe New York division JVb. 5. Radnor. Thompson, Sci Evening Pwt, who accompanisd the expedi- ota and Concord Towtuhivi linn 'i ii I f .i .n i T . -! i - I G!n. Wolcot, in command ofa detach- I went of cavalry and a brigade of infantry, I was torown forward to Griswoklville, toward Macon, for demonstrative purposes merelv. The enomy some five .houtud sirong, advau- ced upon our troops, who had thrown up tem- porary breastworks, with a section of a battery m position. The cavalry fell slwly back on I either flank of the brigade, protecting th9m I from attack in flank and rear. The rebels were composed of militia chiefly, although a portion of Hardee's old corps was present, havini; beecn broughs np from Savannah. With ignorance of danger coistnon to new I troops, the rebels rushed upon our veterans with great fury. They were received with grape shot and musketry at point blank range, our soldirrs firing coolly while shuuticg deri- sively to the quivering columns to come on, as if they thought the whole thing a nice joke. I na rebels resumed tbe attack, but with the same fatal results, and were soon in full flight, I leaving aiore than three hundred dead on the I field. Oar loss was some fortv killed and I wounded, while their killed, wounded and pris-1 oners are estimated to exceed two thousand five hundred. A pretty severe lesson they have received." LIST OP PERSONS In Delaware Count -v. Pavimr Uu Rni,i I Ta of 5 per cent, on Incomes for the Year 1863. division jVo. 4. Delaware and Troy Townships. Anthoni, F Andrews, Jas Andrews, H G Armstrong, ,1 S. Avery, Frederick Bash, Lewis Besse, Henry Blymyer, Abraham Brown, R O Bnshnell, Leonard Bulan, Josiah Barnes, Lewis 8 25 00 10 00 219 65 15 00 11 90 44 25 I 25 00 I 25 00 7 95 I 28 75 2 50 25 00 Barnes, James A Barnes, Ashford 190 00 15 00 15 00 Bevans, David Clayson, Mrs A S Chamberlain, C C Calvvallader, Morris 120 00 I Cornell, Harvey Carper, H M 22 6o 20 00 Coban, David 0 00 Clippinger, John Carpenter, Hiram 20 00 4 35 I vJherry, J 20 00 Campbell, Geo W Cox J. S. Cowee, Henry C Cole, Joseph C 70 15 27 05 I 20 00 44 30 Cunningham, John 4 80 Chamberlain, Henry W Donelson, P S 47 55 15 20 Davis, David 17 30 14 80 10 40 Dix David, Dengler, Charles Engard, P Evans, Aaron 25 00 15 10 Evans, J C Evans, Thos jr Eaton, H J 40 00 25 00 64 15 Ely, Benj Eaton, James Frank, M 9 75 I 15 25 33 15 20 60 10 75 7 50 19 21? 25 00 3 40 10 75 17 40 20 00 20 00 13 60 104 25 125 00 Pant, W W Greenlee, Albert Gould, A R Grove. J G Gerhard, M Gnrley, L B Greenlee, John Godman, W D Hills, C E Haines, John Hoyt. F S Hawes, J M Hills, Chaunoey 26 oO 40 20 50 00 35 00 73 80 35 00 112 50 88 15 45 00 42 25 11 35 23 45 30 00 3 15 40 00 8 00 28 20 5 00 20 00 9 35 50 00 6 25 122 50 17 25 2 00 41 40 7 40 134 65 12 50 12 95 3 40 23 35 15 00 5 20 7 50 41 25 25 25 1 00 10 00 50 00 25 10 20 00 90 00 277 05 62 90 53 15 100 00 150 00 110 00 62 50 22 50 2 40 104 00 6 70 7 00 30 00 24 85 25 25 8 80 60 CO 30 00 30 60 148 15 109 65 15 00 20 50 18 55 46 30 3 75 30 30 25 00 35 05 2 25 100 00 30 00 23 65 45 00 25 00 565 40 40 00 50 00 15 50 Merrick, F MeCullough, Harvey, Moore. Sidney ir Moorehotise, S F I Miller, H D Miller, Nathan Jiartin, dames Main. .Innas V'pwfrin O H" I Nelson. A I Paul, C B irampurey, n v I p0(ter (J 1) Powell, T W I Piatt, Cyras i.61' n . i , 1 i Vii.rurL! Iw.n -r t Reynolds, Richard W I Rhodes, 1) W I Reiu, Wm P S, ' ? t I Cl G T oniir, o o Sampsell, N S I Springer, Abram Strauss, Abraham Starr, JN U Starr, M L Slous-h.J gtyerj Charles Sanbourne, Martha A Smith, Alwood Thompson, E R 1 riM T1 I t- j JT Thomson, Abraham Thomson, Edward (Bishop) ' cl8uui iicurmn r Willey, Henry I t-.T- 1 I .civ ' . . vvimams, jatnan Williams, William G Waterman, Jason Wilson, Thomas H Vl,;tlr,.Tr XV V White William O White, J H Wallace, John Wecll William L I vrrni-S' tt t YVilliama. Hasp Wo to Tt n Wolfley, John J-ates, ihomas Adams, i,lyali Arthur, Charles 12 10 42 30 13 45 19 30 3 85 16 85 13 89 2 10 24 30 80 00 20 00 3 90 19 45 4 76 35 40 21 35 30 00 15 00 26 65 6 80 9 60 12 00 23 85 3 65 4 30 123 10 5 05 13 45 28 95 11 65 20 00 29 10 1 90 3 45 7 00 8 10 6 50 9 25 24 00 37 30 14 95 10 15 6 50 17 35 21 00 15 30 17 05 Baker, John Burgner, William Breyfogle, Lewis W Berlet, Peter Bevan, David senior Curran, Isaac Calhoun, William Cutler, H C Carson, John B Carson, James Cherry, J M Carry, John J Cox, Prior Charles, &imot Cone, John W Courtright, John Durfey, Reuben David, Sylvanns Dill, Elizabeth JJegood, Beniamin Degood, Thomas Dilsaver, Jacob Detwiler. John Decker, Frederick Evans, William Fleming, H C Finlev. G W Freshwater, J A Flanigan, W N Freshwater, George Freshwater, C Fl7mall Jonathan. Fleming, John n?;ixr t t Gast, John Guy, John Humphre-y, Morris Humphrey, Ann Hodges, N. W Hai-man, S Hedges, Israel Harsh, Caleb Howison, S Hatch, Nelson Honeter, William. 26 15 10 55 2 80 40 00 13 35 21 65 70 85 7 35 2 40 33 30 35 25 22 60 37 50 3 95 2 85 4 30 15 60 82 40 10 15 4 50 39 15 55 00 12 95 43 15 28 45 6 90 16 65 2 70 5 35 6 05 SO 95 14 20 6 35 3 30 20 00 10 00 11 85 10 30 14 80 H2 00 18 25 30 CO 7 15 30 10 22 35 7 60 Jones, David Jones, William W Jones, William P Jones, E T Kyle, James Hills' R E estate, Hillyer, P D Harris, W L Husted, H H Hills, V T Hyatt, Joseph Hnrlbut, O D Hilliard, J R Jones, T C Jackson, J B Jennings, X H Jones, Nicholas Joy, Thomas Jago, Jesse Kurley, Frederick Lindsey, J W Loof bourrow, B F Lewis, David Littell, S M McCabe, L D Miller, Martin Martin, A V Mendenhall, J H McElroy, John McElroy, A H 15 75 Little, Ambrose 65 90 Lawrence, William Long, Samnel Lavender, Ihomas Mills, Paarson Morgans, William McKinnie, Robert . Moore, Joseph McClnre, Robert. McAllister, J M Maise, James Money, Nicho&s; McFarlin, William, G -Noble, James. Owen, John P Penry, Walter Penry, William Peat, William J Rowland, John Richey, J N Kussels, Daniel Speese, Samuel J Stephens, G Smith, W W Thomas, James Tyler, Lewis Taylor, John Thomas, Benjamin Thompson, Ed Thomas, Stephen Utry, Christian Watkins, William Williams, Evan Wright, Hiram Weaver, S M Winget, W C Waters, Joseph, Wotring, Philip Wotring, Levi Willis, B H Division Xo. 6 Brown, Oxford, Marl borough and Kingston. Atkinson, George $ 1 35 Coleman, Henry 1 60 Cline, S D 5 95 Cline, Henry 10 70 Farris. James . 5 00 Fferguson, Alleo 2 80 Finch, John 2 25 Ferguson. Robert ' 12 85 Gildersleeve, C L 19 50 Gillet, Harvey 9 90 Hough, O D 10 60 Martin, Valentioe 16 80 Powers. Lewis 8 30 Porter, J f 5 00 Potter, Joseph 26 75 Potter, Israel 3 10 Rosecrans, Jebn " 80 Siratton, A 2 05 Stark, Oepter 1 65 Stark. JX 95 40 Sheets, Benj 28 00 Sheets, Henry 10 50 Scott, Seymour 10 15 Vansickle William G 17 40 Whipple, Edward 2 85 Wintermute, J F 33 65 Waldron, Jonas 5 20 Waldron, William 5 20 Division Xo. 7 Porter, Berkshire, Ber lin and Trenton. Arnold. V - - $58 55 Armstrong, John 92 05 Armstrong, Charles 50 00 Blacklege, Hiram 49 20 Barton, Alfred 1 20 Bell, Benj 51 40 Condit, Jotb5 64 75 Condit, Eliafr-v 7 10 Condit, Edgar M 31 00 Chandler, William M 22 10 Denhick, Ira 25 00 Dent, EH v 30 40 Dirst, Fletcher 37 40 Dyer. William 36 55 Eckelberry, Jacob 4 10 Eiliott, David H 43 65 Frost, William 11 25 Frost, Henry C 28 40 Fowler, CM 6 20 Green, Edward 49 65 Herr, John Jr 5 45 Harrison, Ze&em 27 89 Hopkins, Joseph 5 50 Jones, Reuben 6 35 Knox, Orin 19 45 Knox, John 2 10 Letts, Reid 11 45 Lott, S P 7 20 McAllister, B T 38 75 McLeatn, Allen 5 00 Murphy, Charles 18 00 Murphy, B 41 10 Mooney, DC .21 55 McMiilen, A S 15 00 Noble, AM 28 70 Prince, J oseph 20 55 Perfect, Norman 22 95 Perfect, George W 19 10 Perfect, Middleton 14 45 Rowe, John 28 25 Ramsey, S A 34 90 Styer, Abraham 5 00 Snyder, George 32 15 Utley, Festus 13 80 Van Fleet, Thomas 69 00 Wadswortb, S Y 7 50 White, Z L 10 00 Wheaton, Charles 6 25 Division Xo. 8 Libert, Orange, Har lem, and Genoa. Adams, Silas $ 47 30 Allen, W II 5 55 Adams, John Q 3 80 Bell, HenVf - 10 15 Bartholomew, Major 41 80 Bateson, Jonathan 45 00 Budd, James 80 00 Budd, Benj 5 00 Budd.WH 22 40 Boardman, C H 24 05 Bieber, James 25 00 Clymer, V S 2 30 Cook, John . 22 10 Curtis, Leonard 13 85 Curtis, Oliver 7 00 Cook, Roswell 28 55 Cockerel!, Peter 6 00 Dewolf, Harding 24 55 Dyer, Jay 3290 Edwards, John 19 90 Eaton, S L 50 95 Ferson, Samuel 12 35 Fairchild, Huldah 29 50 Fuller, AM 16 05 Ford, "V M 20 20 Gooding, George A 28 35 Gooding, F O 3 20 Gooding, Phebe'T 9 go Goodrich, A S 22 15 Gorsucb. Thoma g 50: Gorsuch Nathan 1500 Garlinghouse, George 200 00 Gardner, J J 8 90 Hunt, Daniel 1 55 Jaes, D W 27 00 Knox, Alanson 65 35 Lowry, John 25 00 Moses, Flavel 8 go Miller, Polly n 30 Montgomery, J M 60 70 Main, Abijah 12 00 Potter, Christopher 85 00 Patterson, Samuel 545 Roberts, John - 7 65 Stump, Levi A 10 75 Smith, A J 12 95 Tone, MP 20 00 Williams, J A 2 50 Wells, G W 29 30 Zimmerman, Peter 9 25 TH WILMINGTON EXPEDITON. Glorious Xews Preliminary Successes Powder Ship Exploded Close to Port Fisher The Fort Silenced. Washington, Deo. 28. It would seem to be a mistake, as reported this morning, that the naval and military fleet has returned from North Carolina to Fortress Monroe. The Navy Department has no such intelligence, but that one vessel only, yesterday, returned to the latter place, bringing dispatches from Admiral Porter. The messenger has not yet arrived at Washington. It is ascertained from an authentic source, however, under date of Fortress Monroe yes terday, that the pewder ship was expleded within 300 yards of Fort Fisher about 2 a. m. on the 24th. Later in the day Admiral Porter attacked the Fort and adjacent defences, and renewed the bombardment on Christmas day. On each occasion we drove the rebels from their guns under the shelter of their bomb-proofs, 10 as to effectually silence their fire in a very few minutes after the frigates and heavy ships got into position. A detachment of troops land ed 00 Sunday afternoon. The skirmishers pushed up gallantly to the fort under cover of oar fire. Some of the more daring actually entered the works and brought off the flag. The bombardment of the fleet continued un Monday. The Santiago de Cuba captured a company of North Carolina soldiers in the outworks, and brought them off. If yon want Plated er Brittania Ware, go to J. 8. Cox's Crockery Store, Delaware, O. Oet. 21, '84 m. From tbe New York Commercial, 22d. SIXTY DAYS' CAMPAIGNING. Though our worthy premier has experienced the repeated failure of his "sixty days' " pre dictions, we think he night now safely venture another if the two months to come are crown ed with anything like the eaccew whieh has attended those just ended. No other corres ponding apace of time since the commence ment of the war has been so productive of great results to the Union cause, if we except tbe summer months of 1863, when Vicksburg and Port Hudson were taken, and Gettysburg won. Let those at home and abroad who have asserted that we can never subdue the re bellion, look at tbe following, among other re sults of two months' work: CANNON CAPTURED. Oct. 17 Id Shenandoah, by Sherirtan 4 Oct. 29 Near Winchester, by Sheridan SO Oct. 32 At Little Blue River, by Pieaaamon 1 Oct S5 At Big Blue River, by Pleasanton 8 Oct 23 At Norriatown.Tenn. , by Gillem fi Oct. 29 At Plymouth, X. C, by the Navy 35 Nov. 11 At Decatur, Ala., by Thoma Nov. 24 At Jackeon, MiM,. by Canby 2 Nov. SO At Stony Creek, by Grejtg 2 Nov. 15-Dec. 13 In Georgia, by Sherman 30 Dec. 15-17 In Tennessee, by Thomas SI Total guns captured 204 During this time we do not recall but six cannon lsl to the Federal arms the battery taken from Gillem, in East Tennessee. PRISONERS CAPTURED. Oct. 19 Near Winchester, by Sheridan 2,000 22 At Little Blue River, by Pleasanten 200 ' 25 At Big Biue River, by Pleasanton 1,000 27 Near the James, by Grant 1,910 ' 29 Near Recatur, Ala., by Thomas 130 Nov. 24 Near Jackson, Miss., by Canby 170 " 30 Near Stony Creek, by Gregg ISO 15 Dec. 13 In Georgia, by Sherman 4,000 " lo Dec. 13 In Georgia, by Sherman, ne groes 7,000 " 30 At Franklin, by Thomas 1,500 Dec. 1517 In Tennessee, by Thomas 9,000 In various lights, in Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, ast Tennessee and Kentucky 1,700 Total prisoners captured 28.800 In addition to these, the enemy have lost fully eight thousand in killed and wounded at Franklin and other points. REBEL GENERALS PLACED HORS DU COMBAT. In Virginia, Gens. Dearilig, Ramseur, Battle and Conner 4 In Georgia, Gens. Garthrel and Harrison 2 In Tennessee, Gens. Cleburne, Williams, Adams, Gist, Strahl, Granberry, Brown, Carter, Mani gault, Cockerill, Scott, Gordon, Jackson, Smith, Jobnston, Quarels and Buckner 17 In Missouri, Gens. Marmaduke and Cabell 2 Total 25 During this time there had not been, if we mistake not, a single Union General taken prisoner. Gen. Bidwell was killed near Win chester, and Ricketts, Wright and Grover wounded. Gen?. Stanley aud Bradley were wounded at Franklin. All are, however, re covering. REBEL RAILROADS DESTROYED. Miles. By Sherman 2 By Canby 30 By Stoneman ; 2u By Gregg By Warren -5 Total miles of railroad destroyed 285 MISCELLANEOUS LOSS 113 INFLICTED ON THE REBELS, In Georgia. Cotton $10,000,000 Mules and Horses 12,000 Railroad trains 3 Engines 8 In Missouri. Wagous 100 Cattle 500 In Mississippi. Cotton bales 2,600 Locomotives and cars ' 8 Salt barrels 20 Stores to the value of - $16,600 In East Tennessee. Railroad traiog 6 In Tennessee. Most or Hood's wagon trains, camp equipage, &c. In Xorth Carolina. Stores to the value of SI ,000,000 In Virginia. Boats up the Potomac 30 At Stony Creek, Sacks of corn 3,000 Add to the abeve the sinking of the Albe marle, Florida, Sea King, (Semmes' new pri vateer.) and the capture of six blockaders on the Texs coust and as many more ia the Gulf and North Carolina waters. These figured do not include perhaps one fifth of the general losses incurred by the rebels during the last two months. In addi tion to these we are yet to hear from David son's five thousand troopers who are galloping through Louisiana and Alabama. Morgan's btief raid through Ohio in the summer of '63 occasioned us a total loss of $576,225. How enormous, the, uiu9t be tbe disasters entailed upon the enemy when our laree bodies of cav alry roam for weeks at & time through their fertile regions! Every candid mind after a recapitulation of the above figures must concede that the South, as Mr. Foote recently said in the rebel Senate, is on the " verge of ruin." No country, how ever great its wealth and resources, can stand for any length of time such inroads. The en tire South, with the exception of Virginia, is now virtually at the mercy of tbe "Union raiders." The shell of the Confederacy has been crushed through from every direction, and the Union soldiers have now only to gather the sustenance, and the rebellion is at an end. If tbey are wise, our deluded Southern brethren will now return to the Union fold before they are irretrievably ruined. SAVANNAH CAPTURED. Sherman's Christmas Gift A Bloodless Victory Hardee Steals Away at Xight Immense Array of Spoils 33,000 .Safes of Cotton 150 Hea vy Guns 190 Railroad, Cars 13 Locomotives 3 Steamers. Official War Bulletin. War Dehartment. Washington, Dee. 257 P. M Major General Dix: A dispatch has been received this evening by the President from Gen. Sherman. It is dated at Savannah oa Thursday the 22d iust., and announces his occupation of the city of Savannah, and the capture of 150 guns, plen ty of ammunition, and about 33,000 bales of cotton. No ether particulars are given. An official disputn from Gen. Foster to Gen. Grant, dated on tbe 2 2d inst., at 7 P. M.. states that the city of Savannah was occupied by General Sherman ou the morning of the 21st, and that on the proceeding evening and night Hardee esoaped with the main body of his infantry and light artillery, blowing np tbe iron-clads and Navy Yard. He enumerates as captured, 800 prisoners, 150 guns, 13 leco motivea in goad order, 190 cars, a large lot of ammunition and materials of war, three steam ers and 33,000 bales ef cotton. No mention is made of the present position of Hardee's force, which bad been estimated at about fifteen thousand. The dispatches of Gen. Sherman and Geo. Foster are as follows: ben. Sherman's dispatch. Savannah, Ga., Dec. 22. His Excellency President Lincoln: I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah, with one hundred and fifty heavy guns and plenty of ammunition, and also about thirty-three thousand bales of cotton. Signed W. T. Shbbman, Major-Geaeral Commanding. qen, poster's dispatch. Steamer Golden Gate, ,1 Savannah Biver 7 P. M., Dec. 22 Lieut-Gen. Grant and Major-Gen. Hal leck. I have tba honor to report that I have just returned from Gee. Sherman's headquarter at Savannah. I send Major Gray, of my staff, s bearer of dispatches from Geo. Sherman to you, also a message to tbe President. Tbe city of Savannah was oooupied on the morning of the 21st. Geo. Hardee, anticipating the contempla ted assault, escaped, with the main body of his infantry and light artillery, on tbe morn ing of the 10th, by crossing the river to the Union causeway oppeeite the city. Tbe rebel iron-cladi were blown up, and the navy yard was burned. All the rest of the city is intact, and contains twenty thousand citizens, quiet and well disposed. Tho captures include eight hnadred prison ers, one hundred and fifty guns, thirteen loco motives in good order, one hundred and ninety cars, a large supply of ammunition and materials of war, three steamers, and thirty three thousand bales of cotton, safely stored in warehouses. All these valuable fruits of an almost blood less victory, have been like Atlanta, fairly woo. I opened communication with tba city with my steamer to-day, taking up what tor pedoes we could see, and passing safely over tbe other. Arrangements are made to clear tbe chanuel of all obstructions. Tours, Ac, Signed J. G. Foster, Major General. Tbe Richmond papers of yesterday state that on the t3d twenty-six vessels of the Wil mington expedition had reappeared. The dispatch of General Bragg is published in the Richmond papers. It is as follows: Wilmington, Dec. 23. Twenty-six vessels of the Federal fleet reappeared this morning. There ha baen no change since my last dis patch. This is the latest intelligence received from that expedition. Signed E. M.Stanton, Seoretary of War. 0FFCIAL WAR BULLETIN. War Dept., Washinoton, Dec. 27 10 p. m. To Maj. General Dix: The following extracts from Richmond pa pers of to-day have been furnished to the De partment by Gen. Grant : An official dispatch from Gen. Beauregard, dated Dec. 25th and received yesterday, states that Gen. Hardee reports that a force of the enemy's infantry, artillery and cavalry has moved from Savannah toward the Alta maba river. Gen. Hardee has made a prop er disposition to eheck them. Its object is probably to destroy the Savannah, Albany & Gulf Railroad, its depots, &o. No report has been received from Geoeral Hood's army since the 28th of November. Wilmington, N. C, Dec. 25. The enemy's fleet of over fifty vessels, including two moni tors, several army vessels, and many heavily armed frigates and sloops of war, made a furi ous attack on Fort Fisher about 1 o'clock yesterday, and kept up an avearage fire of thirty shots per minute until night. Our loss is twenty-three wounded. The attack was re newed at 10 o, clock this morning, and has been very furious and continuous. There is no report of the casualties to-day. Colonel Lamb, who is commanding the fort, replied to the enemy's fire slowly and deliber ately Tbe enemy, under cover of a heavy fire, landed about three brigades two and a half miles above Fort Fisher. They were im nediately engaged by a small force. The en emy held the ground at nigbt. second dispatch. Wilmington, Dec. 26. The eiemy's infant ry attacked Fort Fisher late last night. Tbey were repulsed with great loss. There was heavy rain and wind through the night. Prisoners report the 14th Corps ol th; Yan kee army present onder Butler. From our Wilmington dispatches it will be seen the Yankee fleet attacked Fort Fisher about 1 p. M. on Saturday, and bombarded it heavily until evening, renewing the bombard ment at 10 o'clock on Sunday morning and continuing through the day ; that under cover ef the fire of the fleet, the enemy landed an infantry force above Fort Fisher, which attack ed this Fort on Sunday night, and was re pulsed. Fort Fisher is situated in a sand spit on the right bank of the Cape Fear river at its mouth, 20 miles below Wilmington The enemy we presume, reached their posi tion above the fort, not by passing up the riv er, where tbey would have been obliged to run tbe gauntlet of the guns both of Fort Fisher and Fort Caswell 00 tbe left, but by landing on the beach east of the mouth of tbe Cape Fear river. Tbe enemy's having effected a lodgment abeve the fort is a serious matter. It will cost double the force to dislodge bim that would have prevented his landing. Dispatches from Gen. Thomas represent him still in pursuit of Hood's broken and demor alized force. Headquarters Pvalasei, Tenn., Dec. To Maj-Gen. Hallcck, Chief of Staff: I have received the following dispatch from Gen. Wilson : Hbad'qrs Cavalry Corps. ( Beyond Pulaski, Tenn., Dec, 25. S There seems to be little doubt that the reb els have gone to Bainbridge, 8 miles above Florence, fearing a flank movement from Sle- vensoo, Ala. Two corps, Stewart's and Lee's, went to Lexington. Cheatham went to Law renceburg, striking tbe eld mill road, eight miles beiow Lawrenceburg. The people say the rebels are suffering immensely. Bnferd wound is said to be quite severe. A Mr. Coatea says the Colonel commanding the pontoon transportation told him he was going to Brain bridge and left here on Thursday morning. Cheatham's ammunition transportation of 15 or 20 wagons was abandoned here. Tbe moles were put in to help the pontoons along. Gen Lee was severely wounded in the foot in tbe fight at Nashville. His corps is now command ed by Stevenson. The rebels have lost eigh teen Generals, killed, wounded and captured since they started North. They acknowl edge sixty-eight pieces of artillery lost. Jos. H. Wilson, Brevet Major-General. A. dispatch dated 6 p. m. Dec. 2otb, states that in pressing the enemy, Harrison's brigade came on tbe enemy s infantry, Btrongly pos ted in rail breastworks, and so clone did he push up that in being compelled to fall back the loss of one gun was involved. The poii tion was, however, taken ten minutes after ward, but the enemy had ran the gun off. The rebel force was eight brigades of 500 er 800 each. Gen. Wood, commanding the 4th corps, is in support of Gen. Wilson, and both will continue the pursuit zealously. 1 have heard from Steedman to-day. He disembarked his troops from the cars, from Limestone creek, seven miles from Decatur, and was marching on the place at 7 a. m. to day. Geo. H. Thomas, Mai. General commanding. Tbe Department has received no advice from Savannah except tbe dispatchee of Gens. Sherman and Foster, already published. K. M. Stanton, Sec'y of War. GRIAT SUCCESS BY ST0NEMAN-SAlTVII.lt, VA., GAflUHtU. New York, Dc. 28. The Ricbmoutl Whig of the 26th, stales that Stoncman's command bad captured Saltville, iu Southwest Virginia. t'be valuable wit warks, which inpply near! tba whole Confederacy, were situated there, and they bare been defended with freat per sistency by the rebels ever since the coauneae ment of the war. It you want Table or Foeket Cutlery, go to .T. S. Cox's Crockery Store Delaware, O. Oet. 21 la. gear ititttlsmtvcts. IT WOULD BE A GREAT ACCOMMODATION TO TJS IF OUR ADVERTISERS WOULD SEND IN THEIK ; FAVORS AS EARLY IN THE WEEK AS WEDNESDAY NOON LETTERS Remaining unclaimed in tba Fast Office at Del aware, state of Ohio.on the 2th ay of Dec. 1804. 4-To obtain any of these letters, the applicant must call for "adwrtitcd lettert," give the date of tins list, and pay one cent for advertising. 49-If not called for within on monta, they witt be ent to the Dead letter Office. FREE DELIVERY of letters by corrien, at the resi dences of owners, (in tbe large cities), may be SK CURED by observing the following RULES: N. R A REQUEST lor the RETURN of a letter to tbe writer, tf unclaimed within 80 days or less, written printed with the writer's name, pod office and StaU across tbe left-hand end of the envelope, on tbe face side, will be complied witn at the usual prepaid rate of postage, payable when tbe letter is delivered l, the writer. Sec 28, Law of 1S63. Adams Mrs Annie K Adams Miss Hattie Allen J C Ant bony Hnry Bigalovr Mrs Harriet B'aney Henry Brown Miss Julia Brown A J Brewer Miss Barbara E Carpenter Miss Sarrtli Carter Miss Ella Carter Miss A M Carter Miss Lucy Chandler Wm Cox J H Evans J G Evans D P Karrey Miss Hattie Frantz Aaron 3 Franklin Miss Minnie Fulton James D Gregg Miss Mary Grigsby J H Highburgafn W Hug ben Mrs Fidelia Hunt Miss Abbie M Jones Mrs Maria Luke Tbomaa Mealy Miss Hattie McCracicen Mm Maria McKicsey Mrs Margaret McKitric James Pi arson Silas Perry Miss Jane Perry Stacy Robinson Mrs Jt 1. Scott Miss E fStrade Miss Ida Tbeoliver E Ttbbitta Mrs F Thomson Mrs Eliza Thompson Miss Eltie Tuller Miss Joseptieee Walers George S Willis Miss Sarah Wiesar Henry It Harding Miss Susan Wilson James ' Harman Miss Martha Jane Wilkison MrsHettia Harney William W - Williams joud a Office hours : Opens 7:30 a. m. closes 7. p. m Dec. 80, 1864 66 A. THOMSON', p M EJotice. THE FIRM OF WILLIAMS & CO., IS DISSOLVED THIS day by mutual consent. All persons indebted are requested to make immediate payment. Hknbt W. Chamberlain and L. B. Wklcbt are authorized to settle tbe business of the firm. H. WILLIAMS, W. L. WELCH. Dec. '26, 1KA4. HENRY W. CHAMBERLAIN. J. F. ATZZII2ZI HAS just received another targe lot of those PHOTO GRAPH ALBUMS so universally admired, which he will soil chapor than can be bought at any other place in town. dec 30 64 PICTURES AVD PICTURE FRAMES, AND FRAMES made to order at John F. Latimer's Music Store. December 80, 1814. Pianos and X2elodeons BOTH of Boston and our own manufacture, always on hand at J. F. LATIMER'S HL'slC STOKE. December 3 , 1864. THE BEST PERFUMERY in town is at J. F. LATIMER'S Music and Fancy Goods Store. dec 30 YOU can find the BEST STATIONERY in town at dec 30, J. P. LATIMER'S MUSIC STORE. THE BEST POCKET CUTLERY may at all times be had at tbe Music Store on Sandustcy street. December SO, 1864. Valuable FARM & TOWN PROPERTY At Auction, "On Time !" ON WEDNE8DAT, the 8th Day of February, A. !., 1805. Commencing at 11 o'clock, a. m., at the door of tbe Court Boom, iu Delaware County Ohio, in the town of Delaware, by order of tbe Pro bate Court of said County, I, as Administratrix of tbe Estate of Charles Sweetser, deceased, will oner at pub lic vendue, the following described real estate, to-wit : Situated in tbe State f Ohio, County of Delaware, and in the town of Delaware, being sub-division C, of out lot Number forty-one (41) in said town, said sub division C being on east side of Sandusky street; and bounded on the north by the alley between that and the late residence of D. T. Fuller, deceased; and to be sold subject to tbe life estate therein of said Anna Sweetser. Appraised at $300. Also, Out lot No. 64, north of Bom ford street, aud west of the inlots laid out on west side of Franlcliu street extended) (original No. 12 iu Bom lord and Sweetser's addition,) containing three acres and 166 68-100 perches of land or thereabouts, in Delaware township, in said county, not in the corpef4td limits f said town of Delaware; and to be sola subject to the life estate therein of said Ann Sweetser. Apprais ed at $400. Also, the south part of Iniot number five (6), hav ing a irout of twenty -five (26) feet on Sandusky street, together with the one fourth, being the north part of In lot No. 12, having a front f twenty-live feet, mak ing a front of 60 feet on Sandusky street, in said town of Delaware, to be sold free of dower. Appraised at 1760. AIro, the tfoiith part of Iu lot Xo. twenty four, hav ing a iront of 373 feet, lying west side of Henry St. , in said town of Delaware, (said south part formerly owned by Whiting Allen), to be sold free from dowor. Appraised at $160,66. Also, In lots Noa. 177 and 178, west side Sandusky street, in said town of Delaware, free lrora dower. Apprised at $360 each. AIbo, ln-lot No. 200 east side of Frankiiu Btreet, in said town of Delaware, tree of dower. Appraised at $800. Also, 1 acre and 72 perches of Out-lot No. 67, iu said town, (original No. 23 m Bomford and Sweetser's addition,) being that which remains of said Out-lot af ter taking out the 48 rods north east corner sold to M. Gerhard, 48 rods north middle part conveyed to Franklin A. Phelps, and tbe 100 rodB formerly "owned by S. Hoyt, free of dower. Apprised at $$oo. Also, the following In-lots, lying north of Bomford and east of Sandusky street, in Delaware township, iu said county,, but not in tbe corporate limits of said town, to-wit: So. 147 " 148 ' 149 ' ISO ' 161 " 15J " 153 " 154 " loS lot, " 167 " IS " 159 ' 160 161 " 102 ' 183 ' 164 " 120 " 127 " 128 12K " 130 (original No. 22) Appraised at $ M " 84 ' 70 ' " 70 ' ' 5 . .. gu " 65 " 50 " 44 " ' 64 " " 70 ' " 80 " " 84 " " 00 " " 5 " " m " 100 " lo " 46 " 60 ' 60 " ' 0 " " SO " " 70 " " 74 " 84 ' " Ml 1 i 1 n 28 2 30 1 at 32 33 34 ; So 86 37 ' 38 : 3D 1 3 4 a 6 7 8 " 131 132 ' 133 " 134 All freo of dower. Also, Out-lot No. 63, (original number 1 , in Bom- ford and Sweetser'B addition, containing 3 acrea and 136-64 100 perches of laud, or thereabout, lyiuir eaal or and adjoining Baid last mentioned Ic-lots, free of dower. Appraised at $481.10. Also, the thirty-four acre tract, being the aouth and east part of Lot .Me. 3, Bection4,Townhip6, Hange IV, in lielaware township, Delaware county, Ohio, more particularly described by metes and bounds in said petition,! free of dower. Appraised at Si210. Also, In-lots Nos. 33 appraised at $30,4 appraised at 67 apprised at $65, and 132 appraised at $20, In the town of Middletown, Marion county, Ohio, rrea of dowor. Also, the 0 acre tract in Wood county, Ohio, being the north east one-fourth of south one-half of Section 26, Township 4, Kange 11. to be sold free of dower. Appraised at $1200. Also, the 40 acre tract in Wyandott oounty, Ohio, being the south east one lourlu of Section No IK. Township 3, South Kange No. 13, to be sold tree c.l dower. Appraised at $400. TKRMS OF b'ALK: One-third of purchase money -u day of sale; residue in one and two years thereafter, with interest from day of sale, and secured by mort gage on tbe premises ANN SWE&TSER, Administratrix Charles teweetser, d-c'd -By Kkid & Eatox, her Attorneys. December 30, 186 ts. p f $30.00. riotice. DSLAWAKS Co. BulffCB 8TATK BANK Or OHIO, 1 DKLAWASJt, O., Uec. 1$, '64. I THE Stockholders of this Bank are requested to meet at lis Banking Room on Monday, January 3d, 1666, at one o'clock p. tn. for the purpose of electing Ave Directors to serve the ensuing year, and for the con sideration of important buaiuess. liec. 10-at. s. muuk., jr., utsnwr. XUotice to Stock Sealers. O THK undersigned gives notice that be bas for sale 700 shocks of good Corn and 6 to 7 tons of Hay, and wilt also furnish a tot for roeduig Stock. The lot is situated on the tarm known as the "A. 1. Parker farm," about 3 rotles east of Delaware. Fur further 1 particulars inquire at my residence near the place. j. mm, to, 'S4-U. i.E-naiuj (bnutaun. NEW GOODS FOR THE HOLIDAYS I A UKE ASSORTMENT OF Gold, Silver and Plated Good, Fancy Goods and Notions, selected expressly for Christmas and New Year pros euls. iust received at the Jewelry and Fancy Store, .' ,.! I - Ml, U'll I IIM UliU'L1 K yen want a handsome S.I.VKB TEA MET, CActTOK, CAKE or CAKD BASKET, or any other article in thl me, call at NO.J WU11AMS BLOt K. Solid Silver. SPOONS, FORKS, FRl'lT KNIVES, NAPKIN RINf o., now opening at I'. t'l.ATTS, ieo. to, IBM. fu. mutants tuecg. FOLEY'S BOTANIC INDIAN BALSAM ri good for COUGHS. COLDS, CROUP, SRR THROAT' BRONCHITIS, and HU-:KtlN.j FROM THK 1.1 NU.S It is one or the safest, plea earnest and best remedies extant Tor Pulmonary Diseases, embracing the whole rauge front a slight cold to a settled consumption. Try it. For sale by &TARH Jt UKO. , and B. DICKIN SON ft SON, Delaware, Ohio. dee US-am, A 4