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TUESDAY, 31 ARCH 21, 1863.
VOL. XIY, NO. 515
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A letter in the Mabilea Xttcs, from Talii
seems to apprehend that Roskcrars fs I
such disposition of bis forces as will
a change of oar lines necessary. It is
a . . . . ,
aiCAWS very piaiaiy u ai ac 15 auuut vu upcu
cominanicatiao along the Hue of the South :r a
Centra! railroad through Colambia to D3catar,
and throw bis forces west from Marfrwsboro',
so as to compel Br ago to change his new too
fonnidtble position. t
In addition to this advantage, too, it erUl ge
him an eicellatt country to farag upon, and
from which Brago is now receiving much of
bis supplies. It is feared that we cannot pre
vent this occapation. for there is bo position
North rreat of Tuliahoma which -Brago is will
ing to advance bs forces to, and abandon his
present one, and onr cavalry is a'l too weak to
long retard the progress of the enemy. By
R08ECRAKS opening c.-immunicitkm d wn the
line of tha Central Soitheru railroad to Decitur,
be will compel Br.au-i beyond a donbt to charge
his present position, as this wili most f-ffecioaliy
Sank bim.
The city wis full of rornors yesterday evening,
several of whieh were of tbs mr3t startling
character. An effort to trace them to omc
anthentic source wai made, but in the circuitcn
route our reporter soon found himself b-.toggod,
and compelled to abandon h'u purpose. It
a "pnrsuit of knowledga under dl.Ttfti'
ties." The rumors gave the latest particu
lars from every point of interest t? this suc'ion.
from Port Hudson to our outposts near MDms.
Vfe could ascertain nothing worth reporting,
and therefore report nothing. The letter from
our Vicksburg correspondent, o; yesterday's
date, gives the latest from that knp.rian: posi
tion. Tre Eappahankock A private letter from
an officer of the 6th Louisiana regiment, dated
March J3lh, to a friend' in this city, says : "A
igbt will occaragain here as soon as the roads
get hard enr ugb to Lear artillery. Toe enemy
are on the North hank of the Rappahannock, aad
we on tie South, a 6ton ' tk jw apsr-. Tfcey
are ia large forer, thoTigh they endeavor to hide
their strergtu as much as possible by tho
woods, hill, etc. Our fe'laws are in' gooi
fighting trim, and, as we Lave never yet teeu
whipped, will again ma :e oar mork. Lee is in
commtnd,asd has the confidence of all Lo -k
out in a few werks, perhaps days, for iae news
of another bloody Fred-ricburg;."
Mexico Ail vices fooi the city of 31? i'
as istte as Febrtury 19th, hare been Treiveti
No immediate attack on Paebla was anticipa
ted. Thirty-four thousand Mexican Iro ps were
there, arid fifty thousand in the ieigb.borliQod
of the city ot Mexico. The fortifications of
the latter city are being greatly strengthens-:.
The arsenal was engaged night ard day man
ufacturing the best rifled canr.on and otrKr
improved implements of war. The troops were
generally well armed and equipped, and ap
parently capable cf making a f irmidabte re
sistaccn to the French advance. These sfnU- j
ments are mad
cisco, dated M
A Reuc T
that Capt. Wm
s patch from Sar
oaaion Telegraph r.nonnces
istian, of the 2 5 Texa.t es
gent to one of bis frieads in TTou.'ton a bolrl::
fal basket mads from willows, which p-rew oa
the battle-field of "Willow bayuu," near Vicks
burg, where the regiment pwformfd on-- of the
most daring deeds of the wr.r. This graee'al
memento will serve to recall, in after times, the
many acts oi heroic gallantly which wi'.; cause
the memory of this favorite corps to live for
ever in the hearts of thaji fvilow-citizens.
lT The Memphis Bulletin says the peop'e
along the line of railroad between Jackson,
Tennessee, and Columbus, Kentucky, are mak
ing arrangements to run a railroad between
those two puiiita. They prop cse to give bond
and security for the railroa-1 stock committer to
them, and as every town alog the line, and
every cit'-ien would le interested ia keeping it
open, it -is believed that it can be successfully
t" The r-ffice of the JtjftTsonuin, publ-shed
at Richmond. Indiana, was totally destroyed by
eight hundred paroled Murfreesboro soldiers,
on the way from Annapolis to St. Louis. That
journal Lad indulged in some strictures on their
conduct in the battlo. The some mob attacked
the Sentinel effiee in Inwianapoiis, on their way
through that city, bat were driven away.
The Irreprhiri.e Conflict Thr North
ern journals have information from " Springs,
South Carolina," to the 14ih nst. A riot bad
occurred there bstween the white and negroes
The whites erganizing a fares, marched to the
negro quarters and ordered tbera away, de
stroying their property. The negroes fix! to
the woods.
tW Judge Goodies1, in the Fayette circuit
court, Kentucky, lias declared the law making
Treasury notes a legal tender constifmionai
An appeal was takes, and a roversal is expected,
as three out of the four appellate jadges are
Confederate sympathy rr.
fiT Gerritt Smith has aantribRtsd five thou
sand dollars to equip a regimant of colored
troops in Massachusetts, and offers one thou
sand dollars for the same, purpose in New York.
ft5" The ejection iu the second CougressioaHl
dbtriet in Nsw Hampshire is to c',oe that it
will require the official returns to decide the re
sult The Arrest of the IiXutOH JcDge An
explanation of the arrest of Judge Constable,
heretofore noticed in our leiepa eolunius, is
made in a Federal dispatch, as fpHows :
Sprtkufield, Ii.i ., March 14, Nothing is
arrest, but they,
against the State,
s '.amp
law if one
Special Correspondence of Hie Memphis Appeal.
VICKSBURO, March 23, 1863.
Koon after the heavy firing at Warrenton ceased on
Saturday, the Monangaketa hove 1c sight below our
b Iteries, but the Bartfjrd did col com op. After
Eight had ret in only an occasional shot broke tb
I ace ectli morutiig. but a large conflagration was
witnessed lc the direction of Warrenton, and It was
variously eonfectnrel to miss from the baralng of a
building by our own uten to, light np the river, in case
another attack sh.ald be made, and some believed that
the enemy had landed I'OQ ia nortjora ana uaroru
the town.
Tester Ir.y morning both vessels were loea billow our
batteries several mile from the month of the canal.
The Hartfjrd waa at anchor, bat the MononeahtU wai
I under way. sod afier Meaning np some distance,
i tt!roej wtBt ,iowa lo Warrenton to engage ear bat-
j t8na) .,erR, Soon after heavy firing was heard, and
j tb. Yankee craft must have been speedily repulsed aa
I she waa not rone ever aa hear before she returned to
r . . . . v... : .K . i
Theae two TeiSel-i are now tn a bad fix they eu
nei-.tsr go np nor down ia aatety. When they had run
the gauntlet at Port Hwhon and found that none of the
balarrcs could corns up to their aulstanre, they at.
ept.-d io rrturn down again, bat their retreat was cut
off. Tht-y had to take bold of one born ef the dllem
mi, and so they cams oa ap to Tieksbarg, doubtless
whh tlis hope of receiving aid from Cora. Porter's fleet
But now they are agaia at their w ti and, and they see
th.it rhey bare cotno Just as far aa they dare go.
Ttey kep beyoad the range of onr lower batteries,
nad of eoarse cannot be of aay assistance in protecting
the mouth cf the canal, because tbey are out of roach,
and If thej venture to coac near enough to protect the
raaal, thny wilt be in range ef oar gnna, and It will be
iaipossible for them to find a position where they
can lay off la safety, beoanse a cordon -of batteries on
- here, so arranged as to rake them all the time - will
make their pcti'iun very precarious and desperate. At
pres at they keep eat of reach, and ef course can a lther
aaU: -heir friends norgpflict aay harm oa us.
Tbey iiay take advantage of a dark night to run ap
totbe mouth of the canal; bat that will ba like lump
ing out of tb pan Into the fire, and our batteries will
eovspel them to abandon that quarter very quick. Per
haps Qnceral Grant my asnd dowa some of his gun
bj Is lo waist them in keeping open the iisanicAe, but
this w .n't help them either, as none of them can operate
la that vicinity without being iamedlalely under our
(H i ; end for the boats to attempt to silenee onr bat
teries Is ali a hopeles a task, because, bv d'reet shooting,
they wit never be able to strike them at all.
O-a Pmberton evidently understands the rnlea of
eronnray iu saving ammunition better than he does the
wiihui nf the people here. It is the universal deebe
that whenever a Yankee or a guaboat comes within
rarjge, to let looe upon them ; bat Gen. l'emberton bus
placed pailtive prohibition on each doings, and onr
gunnent are net allowed to fire a abot without bis or,
dan. 3-.rt should any more gunboats attempt to pass
oar batteries, or should the Yankees attempt to cat
np any antics, I venture to predict that there will be a
good deal cf shooting aaybow.
! i repnrted here, upon what authority I have not
vet learned, that the flht oa Saturday morning oc
arrcd J! tie junction cf Rolling Fork and Sunflower
I Ut oa.- forces had captured or destroyed
thre-- of the enemy's gunboats. Although this rumir
it indeii-it-, and perhaps very unsafe to believe, It still
wculi act be v. r sarprtstasj if it would turn ant to be
true. A'. tV place where out batteries wens located
tbe nolttagFork cas -hreagh a high bluff, and is so
Ucjrrow that a boat can scarcely fjuecxe throaeh, con
.y our mn had thA advantage of position, and
m.-y teve deatr-yed tome of the boats.
- - !. firing at Warranton ceased, yesterday
ino matr. everytbj vt remained quiet daring the remain
jgt f thr day. B .: few shots were fired at the enemy
on the canal, r.a-1 it IS not supposed they at empted
B 'cn vr :'. oa iu So dsabt Ferragiit hai com-nun'ca-ted
with the epper fleet by this time, and what the
next par: of the programme will be it hart Jo tell, but
It is expected that aa ef'ort will be made to run down
several of the gunboat to operate in conjunction with
Co. Farragut below. "' MOTOR.
i,KriBP. PHOT! 1 Wit rAZSO-TAL-
r. Aiivrt hik.
up'icia C3rie?p alerice of ths ALpeaL
FORT Pixbkrton, March 19, 1863.
. hi Federal fi-at of iron clads, rams and trans
'acted their pavage through to the Coldwater,
from Moon lake, they were sublimely ignorant of the
fact that we were wtd- awake and on the watch for
thea. A very inteUigrntpy wasssnt ap from the po;.
at his -vu t.arael xsQUsi , and joined them at a pouit
one hua Ir, ' miles from here. Hs kept their villainous
CL'-pany np to the day of the first engagement here,
ao4 e,ca- ed by Hwimnting. The commanding officer of
t!ie rxp: iitbua, General Ross, is certainly a simple, an
UKpeniiur. peamen cf the biped ; and if he really
m ant what V ;M our spy, he exhibited a trust in his
hat .i i-ot only iu fan tie tn its loveliness, hot
sweet y beautiful in Its Innocence " Going to run right
over that Utile fort Scatioa. Oalc'iaU, too, well dew it
in (Weary minutei-.'
We I, the twen'y minn-es are ont. Twenty hours
h v-jisps-d a week and more. Sti.l the little forti
fication -t.v.ia ao Imp diineat in their path, growirg
stronge every hour. So far as we can so-, they are
stir down, within plain view, doing nothing toward
" running over the little fortification," though it may be
S5tns rll etnous plot is being werked out ; for the Yank
b the most uncertain animal with which onr land Is in
f est ad.
"Old Blizzard' Is on the look oat for squalls, and
will meet any trick of theirs tulf way. He remarked
this morning that be bad great faith in Providence, be
lieving thai our caue was safe in His bands '; but he
thought, at the same timo, there was mnch help fa cot
ton bales, rood guas and stout hearts, "and please
God," Kidd he, " I shall see how far they wfll go In de
fending thU point."
As intimated, the enemy have been remarkably quiet
the last twoday. Tney have evident'y met with a de
gree "f re si, ante they did not expect, and are bow
et her awiik'ng reinforcements or are organlxirg some
plan to attempt a flank moveiasnt npon our works
For I cannot beGere they would send a large fleet down
throrgh so much tribulation and annoyance without In
tending io eaxtain It It inv Ives the safety of a large
n-itnbe,r of transports aud gunboats and a force of ten
tl.o-. a;.'fmen. They cannot, acsoriing to their own
show Lf get buJt into the Mississippi by the ronte they
aome. The Mississippi, too, la falling. They must fight
their wsy through, or, to classic parlance, they are
" g-ue up. We accept the proposition to light, and in
tead, as " o d Biixiard " says, to "stick to them as
long as we can raise an arm."
Ia the opinion of your correspondent, gunboats are
more terrible to name than in effect. They have put
a-'sinst us bre the most formidable one they have afloat,
and. aitirttil by their other gunboats, land batteries,
and mortar boats, they have succeeded hi killing but
on aan. They hive tried their level best to dismount
ear heavy gttns, and yet our heavy gnus are st II to po
sit on, and the number has Increased. An eleven-inch
shot struck on-- "Singing Fanny," (30 pound rifle, and
the finest ktu I crer saw) full in the mouth, the day be
fore yesterday, made an indention aa Inch deep sad
snirosJy jarred it. Gunboats are a large sized humbug
I do no' wl-htolall our people into doubtful secn
ritv; but lam grratly of opinion that this will be onr
fight r.x : ll.
Gel Loring is called "o!d Bllzxard throughout
tlw whi le camp, from the foUowlng circumstance : Ths
dny before the enemy came dsjwn, it was determined t
removn a heavy gun from tbe rigbt wing of our works
to tbe lett. R was broaght over, but tbe mud was se
deep that the gnu st nek fast about twenty steps from
the platform upon which ir was to e placed General
f.oring came up in person and assisted In getting H out
of Etf per lous position. He urged the men to reaewed
Kbor, telling them the smoke of the gunboats waa not
mere than twelve hundred yards dlstam. A desperate
at-eaii.t was made and the gun was got into position
)net n tie b.oat got io sight. He Jumped up on a eotteu
ba'e upon the p-.raprt, took off bis hat and waved It,
shor.tiug "Now, hoys, give them a bliaardr The eo-e.
sieai raesssecg-r was sped, and we had the satiefactlcn
of xeelrf it str'kta the gunboat In the bow.
Later kru Vicksbuko. The Hannib!
anil Piauei arrived tr-m Vlcksbarg this morn
ing. Tbey left on Sunday. The,-? was aotbitig
oew or exciting at the fleet. The levees had
Wen cut in several places by tbe rebels, and
several of our camping grounds had been given
up. Most of our troops at Young's point had
been move.: to Miliikeu's bend, where there is
-.rapicig grou'tid. The work ou tbe canal
t.-tUacnyis progressing finely, and will
probably be completed in a week. Operations
at Lake Providence have been partially sxts-pend-vd,
ou account cf hi ri water, which has
oveiflowed the country thereabouts.- Memphis
Built tin, March l&k.
We are satisfied that tbe spring campaign will
be opened by a battle iu Middle Tennessee. It
may come to paes prior in any eeriauoopi"m
on the coast, in front of Yiokuburg, or along the
Viro-inia line. It is c.ertatnlv imnen-lipg. and
bis been delayed thns far by tbe condition of
tbe roads. How well we are prepared for it,
the enemy Wili be best able to answer, aftor tbey
have tried us.
tToon tbe issue of this aonroaching confl;ct
hangs, for a considerable time at least, the desti
nies of the people of Tennessee. There is no
good citizen whoes eyes are not turned to it with
hope and with heartburning.' AH of u know
faUiell bow seriously it is toaffect our political
stsiwi. how directly it must influence our person
al concerns, and how materially Its result wi 1
toneb the most deiicato ouestion of the country
at larire which rises in the future that of food.
None of ns are there who have not kindred, the
neareet and dearest, and friends, the oldest and
truest, in that army. It would be stranp-e, there
fore, if we were not enlisted into a feeling of the
most profound seriousness
We cannot say that we have heard any ex-
Dression of alarm. Not a sine-le apprehension
has crossed eur mind, for we have every confi
dence in the army of Tennessee, and thessmcer
est affection and respect for General Jehnston.
We regard, also, the geography of our probable
situation" as advantageous.
During a recent visit to the camps of our
troops, we were struck by the energy which
was everywhere manifest. Notwithstanding the
gloomy weather, the inactivity, the curlishness
Of ni;pleasrt quarters, and the various ills gene
rated therein to mind, mood and good feeling,
the forces were in tbe best of spirits. General
Bragg, with that rare tact of bis, wbicb (cot-
withstanding we bold ourselves to be no espe
special admirer of his) must be owned a most
successful implement of organization, bad con
trived to amuse the idle hours with various
sports and duties, from dress parade to tbe exe
cution of a spy.
General Johnston was in the very midst of
rank and file, making the acquaintance of tbe
regimental of&ers, showing himself personally
attentive to the army, and cheering and encour
aging all by his animated, life-giving presence.
There was that warrior-churchman, half a saint
and half a soldier, from the far Lousianas, rising
above the multitude of men, like some temple
of devotion, a :o ver of confidence and strongth.
There was the brisk and vigilant, fearless and
forcible, senior major-general of Tennessee,
with tbe quiet, but dauntless junior close by
him. The boys are always ready to give three
cheers for Ci.eatharn, to lift their cans iu
genuine respect for McCowan. On a review
' day we saw Breckinridge, who used to be our
bean ideal of a vice -president, and who presides
as graoefully over a division of soldiers, as he
did over a chamber of senators ; he and Hardee,
by the way, were riding together, and a superb
pair they make. Besides these, were a best
of brigadiers, but they were not as notice
able; in fact, we do not think so much of tbe
brigadiers. The glory of tbe army of Middle
Tennessee next to the commanding generals,
are its colonels ; those noble chiefs of clans,
whose knightly valor and strong capacity
moid the mettle of troops into pure and war
like images of war; these feudal princes, who
Lavo received the, miision of ancient times
transmitted, and hold up the pillars of tie
Republic as their prototypes of old beid up those
of the crown; those barons of a thousand men,
chosen by free will for courage, skill and mili
tary irirrity! Many of them are tit to lead
armies, to control States, f They are the boue
and sinew of the crucial line iu the army of
Middle Tenr tssee.
Of the army itself, let Richmond, Perry ville
and Murfroeslftro', the patient courage, the loyal
zeal, tbe winter march and tbe summor tramp,
speak their eulogies, mere eloquent than wotJs
of mouth, or scrolls of pen !
From the Atlantic Coast,
To the Associated PrefS, North
New York, March 14 Port Royal advices
of the 10. h contain an order from Gen. Hunter
for a forward movement :
HstDftfARTuns Department or thk South,
Port Royal, 8. 0 ,'Marcb 5, 1863. j
Soldiers of the Department of the South ;
After long and wearying delay, due to causes
over which no one in this department bad con
trol, we have at length the cheering prospect of
active and very important service.
fUldiers of the 10th Army Corpn :
Yen are stimalatrd by very consideration of
honor to vie with the gallant men from the de
partment of North Carolina, who have be n sent
by tbe government to take part with you in the
dangers and glory of the operations now pend
ing. Officers and Men of the Command :
You are adjured te tha, performance of every
duty All who earn distinction, no matter bow
humble their position, have my pledge that their
services shall be honorably acknowledged, and
the acknowledgment pressed to their advantage.
Commanding officers of divisions, brigades
and regiments, in making their reports to the.-e
headquarters, will give the name of every non
commissioned officer and soldier of the com
mands who have attracted their observation as
behaving with special gallantry or good conduct,
in order that the names of all suchmay be pub
lished with honor at their own homes ; and all
who are thus mentioned may rely that no effort
shall be lacking on the part of the General Com
manding to secure their promotion.
Should any officers neglect their men, cr
evince the least disposition to shrink at any
moment from the responsibilities of their com
missions, they will likewise be reported and
held amenable to the severest penalties de
nounced by military law for misconduct in the
presence of tbn enemy.
Should private soldiers distinguish them
selves while officers b'-coine-liable to ce'nsttre, it
would be treason to the country not to compel
a change of places. Tbe attention of all offi
cers is earnestly called to article 37 of the re
vised regnlations for the army in relation to
troops on board transports, paragraphs 861 and
863 of this article being of particular impor
tance. By command of
Msjor General D Hunter.
An order relieving Gen. Neglee from duty at
Helena island, and ordering him to report totbe
adjutant general is also promulgated. General
Ferry succeeds Msjor-Geueral Neglee.
General Hunter has also issued an order draft
ing all able-bodied negroes for garrison duty
with the exception of those emp toyed by the
quartor master and other officers. Thy are to
be under command of Gen. Saxton.
A Capital Idea.
A letter from camp at Pollard, to the Mobile
Register, has the following paragraph :
Col. Winana' 19di regiment Louisiana volun
teers, bes cleared and planted a large regimen
tal garden near hi-t camp at Pollard. The sol
diers consider the working of this garden quite
a recreation and relief from tbe eternal monot
ony of drill. In a few weeks bis regiment wili
have the greatest abundance of vegetables that
cost nothing except the pleasure cf growing
them. Besides this garden, the colonel is pre
paring to plant a large field near by . with corn
tor roasting ears and with melons. List year
watermelons cost them from one to five dol
lars apiece; this year ;n iatend to have acres
of tjjjJs! splendid fruit tor the fun of growing
them. But the question is frequently asked,
"suppose yon are ordered offf" Then some
other regiment of our soldiers will get these
things; it not, the soidiors owe these poor peo
ple more than this garden and field will repay.
fsssportaac Metre.
The following dispatch from Washington to
the associated press, North, must have been fur
nished by the " reliable gentleman :"
Washihgton, March 14 Gon. Rosecrans'
dispatch, announcing the evacuation of Vicks
burg, according to iaformetioa received at his
headquarters, creates quite a sensation, bnt is
credited to a groat extent in xfficUl quarters.
Tbi- Nvy Deipsrtm'-nt had been in possession
ftj ,nt" iimO 'Mil f.lr ctmA .t.ca (runt ilia IXiaeia.
v .... .........ji. ovuiii J ' uiiv uuoaia i
sippi fleet, leading fully to the belief that the (
enemy had been nicviiig stores, guns, etc., from
Vicksburg to the interior, and otherwise giving
signs of evacuation.
Hooker's Army.
New York, March 10 A special messenger
says that Gen. Hooker and his medical direc
tors pronounce ths Army of the Potomac tha
healthiest army the world ever knew.
It is said that Gen. Seigel withdraws his re
signation and returns to his old command.
Tbe Array f
From the Chattasooga Rebel
Arrival of the Aastrnlncinn and City of
New York, March 11 The steamship Aus
tralasian, from Liverpool the 28th u!t., vis
Queenstown tbe 1st inst , arrived this evening
with dates two dsys later.
Secretary So ward's dbpitch rejecting Na
poleon's proposal attracted general comment.
The Times says that "Seward, if not prcter
naturally right, is comprehensibly wrong," and,
after criticising and di-s-ntiog from his views
of affairs, says : "He is at least consistent wi'.h
all he has written from the commencement, but,
whether he is consistent with facts," tha Times
would rather leave events to decide.
The Morning fust is very bitter, and looks
upon the letter as mere buncombe, but emanat
ing as it dors from the Washington G'abiret,
says: "It is truly incredible that that body
should have been sunk so low as to indorse so
mnch arrant falsehood and absurd nonsense."
The Star praises the, dispatch, and thinks it
unanswerable, and shows that hencMonh not
even the mildest form of interference can have
the least hope of acceptance.
It is stated that tbe Confederate loan was all
freely taken in the continental markets.
the Polish question continues a prominent 1
topic, and was toe subject of an important de
bate in the house of commons. All tn- speak
ers condemned the Russian policy, but the gov
ernment was left uu trammeled by BBy resolu
tions. Tbe feeling at Paris continued deciedly favor
able to the Poles, but the general impression
was that diplomatic means would suffice.
An important debate was progressing in the
Prussian chamber on the neutrality of that gov
ernment. The policy of the irovertiaieat in in
terfering was vehemently attacked by many
the Fans correspondent of the London Daily
News announces that ths French government
has received most embarrassing news from Mex
ico General Forney despairs of taking .Mexico
without a mnch greater army, and calls for large
Liverpool, February I , P. M Tbe Prus
sian Chamber of Deputies have carried a resolu
tion in favor of neutrality in Poland by a large
It is reported that the Russians hhve been
again severely beaten.
Ice Czar ot to-day announces that tha ICns-
sians have been beaten near Mallago.-ze.b, after
an engagement which lasted five hours. The
town was laid in ruins.
The City of Baltimore arrived at Ne .v Yrk
en the 1 1th. We clip from her news the follow
ing :
In the hoase of lords, at the reqnest of Lord
Russell, the motion for a correspondence with
the Confederate commissioners relative to recog
nition, was postponed till March 2d.
Palmerston denounced strongly the shipment
of negroes by France from Egypt to Mexico,
and called upon France to repair the wrong.
Palmerston, in reply to an inquiry, said that tbe
only official document of the British government
relative to French mediation schemes was Rus
sell's letter of the 13th of November, already
published. He could give no information as to
ttw reply or America to JMapoIeon s last proposi
tions. It was a matter entirely between those
two governments.
A Wary for the Confrd- rn .
From tbe London Evening Standard, Fel, -J I
Let us assume, not as a possible, but as a very
probable contingency, the appearance ia the
North Atlantic, within the next few weeks of an
all powerful iron-cased Confelerate squadron.
Sach a'squadron is in an advanced 'a-.! r .
sfrnetion, and the friends of the Soutl ern Con
federacy will be glad to learn that theshipg' f ar
which promise shortly to raise the Confederate
Sates to the rank of a groat naval power are
without ths great faults of the ircn-ctsel ships
of war of the Northern Statos, and t:.-" minor
faults of the iron-cased ships of war of this
We cannot at tbe moment, without, p- rLaos.
infl ctingirjoryon the Confederate ca use, b - more
precis. Suffice it to say that just now, after no
end of difficulty and embarrassment, g.-sat cast
iron rolls have beea turne i successfully, and are
yielding an abundant supply of arto-i , jr0ll 0f B;
sizes ; that still more massive smooth rolls have
been fashioned, and are producing grent roiled
armour plates from scrap and railway iron; and
finally, that the thousands of willing work
men in tbe Tredegar iron works, Richmond, the
Cbatleston iroB works, and the SavRnnsh iron
works are toiling almost without intermission
n-ght and day. Again we rape-it we cannot at
the moment be more precise. Tbe Confederate
States, in a word, are straining their energies to
the utmost, working as they have long v.orked
in the enrolment and equipment of great armies,
but this time with the intention of disputing
with the Northern States the command of the
oeean. The effort is a great one, bnt perhaps
not greater tha-i reso'u'e and skilful tn -n are
more than equal to. Let us- oncourage them
with our best wishes, and the assurance that
whenever the gallant Captain Stimmes, of the
Alabama, commands a powertul iron cased
squadron the day of recognition and independ
ence will be close at hand.
What, then, are we to look fir, if, for some
weeks henco we are startled with the intelli
gence that Cap taia Se mines is at sea with one
of the most powerful squadrons of this iron
ago ? Will New Orleans be relieved from the
presence of General Banks, the Federal fleet be
destroyed in the lower Mississippi, and the stars
and bars of the Confederacy once more supplant
tbe stars and stripes which Mnmfo:d hauled
down from the flag sttff of the New Orleans
custom bouse f Will the wooden blockading
fleets before Mobile, Savannah and Charleston
bo engaged and sunk, and cotton once more
find its way to market in Liverpool and Havre X
Will the Chesapeake be entered and the Confed
erate squadron clear for action before Annapr
li"t while General Lee mskes a derronitration
on the Potomac 7 Will, fina'ly, Ne York,
Boston, and Philadelphia, have to choose
between snbmiesion and a ransom or tbe ameni
ties of an hour's bombardment ? These are the
questions we may have to think of and answer
before many weeks are over. They are new,
startling, and exceedingly opportune. Just at
such a time as the present, when Parliament is
about to meet, and the question of recognition.
Lancashire, and the rmvy, are oa tbe lips of
every one, it is desirable to have the judgment
helped in this way. A powerful Confederate
squadron will change Lord Russell's tune, and
no doubt be alluded toby our veteran Premier
in his usually happy manner. Between the
government and the great mass of Englishmen
there is this simple difference on the American
question, that whereas the mass of Englishmen
are of opinion that the whipping of the North
erners has been severe enough, Lord Russell,
and Lord Palmerston, in consequence of same
old grudge no doubt, insist that tbe
fighting shall continue until the North is
so severely puninshed that it will not be
in the humor to fight again for some gene
rations. When, therefore, Lird Ruseell and
Lord Palmerston are informed that tbe Confed
erate States have a great iron-cased squadron
on the Federal coaat, tbey will begin to tbiuk
like other people. They will then acknowledge
the utter hopelessness of the Federal aacse, and
perhaps put themselves right with Parliament
and the public by slating that from the timo of
the attack on Fort Sumter, by Gen. Beauregard,
they have had secret misgivings as to what tho
end would be. This, of course, is mere haman
Among the Federal Americans the announcement-
that we now make will create much the
same anxiety that a live shell would do in the
senate chamber in Washington. Tbe spirit of tbe
Federals is fairly broken Cursed with a joking
ad story telling government when the chief'
fragment of a great country is on the brink, if
not already in the abyss of ruin, tbey wore pow
erless against their enemy. Against the Con
federate States tbey have done their 1wst and
worst, and peace and forgetfnlneas would now
be to thera both a reliel and blessing. Up ti
this time they have jaever dreamed that at sea
or on their coasts the Confederates could So
them harm. What alone tbey have sometimes
feared is an attack by Gen. Leeou Waahingtoa;
but Washington ba.s a very small place in North
ern hearts. True, the Alabama has done-them
injury, bnt still tbe injury is brna by a few. It
is, besides, an injury tbst tbe New England and
New York shipowners and others tfciitk no nuxn
about, after aa indignation meeting on 'Change,
at the Chamber of Commerce, or the Board of
Trade. Captain Serums and an iron-cased
squadron have not been counted on.
Ships with ram hews, the stems of each of
which are solid iron forgisgf, weighing not loss
than ten or fourteen tons, which wou'd demol
ish any number of wooden ships as fast as they
could be bt ought te bear against thf m, and run
over any number ef Monitors that might at
tempt to interrupt their progress, would be un
expected and on welcomed visiters. New York
robbed of its bank treasure, Boston entertaining
Capt. Semmes at tbe Revere or Tremont house,
and Philadelphia under the guns of a Confede
rate squadron, have hitherto been as much if
not more, improbable than tbe r tit of one great
Fca-leral array after another on the Potomac a
year or a year and a hall ago. The day of awak
ening could not fail to be one of Jenror. .
Among ourselves, and in fact throughout Ear-up,
extraordinary interest would be excited
were the war now to take a naval turn. The
present generation knows nothing ef actions
fought at sea, unless what the historians of other
years chose to tell us. And naval war in toe
days of wooden walls and " Hale Britannia "
must have been flat, indeed, in comparison with
tbe rapid formings on starboard and port lines
of bearing, in the first, second or third order of
steaming, incident to such steaming as tbat ot
the Alabama, which is said to be not less than
twenty-one miles an hour in smooth water. Na
val war nowadays wili be abort, sharp and dash
ing, where the ships are fairly matched, and over
whelming to the weaker, in proportion to tbe
weakness, unless there is compensating skill and
courage. Uooj engines and smart handling may
keep a small craft beyond the reach of a great
antigonist, and make a large ship the prise of
one ledjMban half its size and carrying no more
than a fraction of its weight of metal. These,
in a word, are the days of high-trained sea
manship, when ships will ba lost and won
or sank, not because they are great or small.
or according to tbe proportion in which sea
manship, seaworthiness, and the power of resist
ing shot are all combined. So far the Federal sea
men have still to win their laurels, I hose of tbe
Confederate seamen are already, won. Do what
tbe promised Confederate squadron may, the
services ot the A'abama will never be forgotten.
Capt Semmes, with the squadron of iron-cased
ships, may humble the Federal States to the
very dust, make converts of Ltd Russell and
Lord Palmerston to the Confederate cause, and
interest tbe people of this country and of Eu
rope to an extent that may possibly be painful ;
but tbe Alabama, a mere wodden sh:p witu a
pair of powerful engines, and a good crew and
captain, defying fur many months on the ocean
the whole tl:et nf a great naval power, has no
parallel, and will not soon have one.
Frstns Hiueari.
Special to the Chicago Tribune. J
St. Louis, March 14 Advices from Spring
fieid state that (sen. Totten's division, which
took leave of the camp so mysteriously recent
ly, use turned up at iiartsviue and is collecting
forage from the surrounding country.
It is reported that Gen. Herron has been ap
pointed to supercede General Schofield in chief
A report cam over the military telegraph
last night from Pilot Knob, tbat Marmaduse
was within twenty-five miles of that place with
three thousand cavalry, but it la:ks confirma
tion. Rebel guerillas have been chasing Union ref
ugees running North to avoid the conscription,
as far as tbe suburbs of Cassville, Missouri,
tiiough our troops have a post at Fayetieville,
fifty miies south of Cassville.
The editor of the Columbia Statesman learns
from Washington, on what be considers relia
ble authority, that no requisition for troops will
at present be made under the conscription law,
and that when a requisition is made, no troops
will be required from Missouri.
Reports from Jefferson City states that there
wa; 6n emancipation meeting last night, in
which the greatest enthusiasm prevailed, and
there waa not a dissenting voice to any portion
of the platform. Both wings united, Allan and
Muliias remaining out in the coid. Mr. Ander
son pledged tbe Northeast, Herrin the West,
aad Gravely the Southwest. About eighty
have signed the platform, and more are falling
into line.
A Lsittrr from Hen. TleTleraaatf to Hon.
John Van Buri n.
Before Vick.-burg, Feb. 22, 1363 flSa.
John ran ISnren : An extract from your late
speech has just come under my notice. It has
tbe clear, old Democratic ring, and contrasts so
strikngly with the spurious emanations of lat
ter day Democratic impostors, that I cannot
forbear to hail it. It reminds me of the better
days of tbe Democratic party, when, under the
inspirations of Jaekson and your father, its
boasted watchword waa "The Union it must
be preserved." Respbnsive'y to that sentiment
I upheld the arms of both those magistrates to
the extent of my ability, and at the sacrifice of
home and its endearments; and am now bearing
arms, amid d.sease and death, against an armed
enemy who would desecrate it. Northern peace
mongers who would dishonor that sentiment by
proclaiming an armistice in the face of a rebel
lious at'd drfiaant enemy, but add pusillanimity
to treachery, and truly, as you energetictlly
say, "will be carried away," if not by "the tor
rent" of public opinion, eventually by force of
arms. Your obedient servant,
John A. McClbrnaxd.
The Purchase and Sale of Coin.
The following regulations contain the sub
stance of the recent act of the Federal Congress
in relation to (he purchase and sale of gold and
silver coin :
1st. Ail contracts for tho purchase and sale of
gold and silver coin, or bullion, and all contracts
tor the loan of money, or currency secured by
tbe pledge or o'eposit. or other disposition of gold
or silver coin of the United States, if to be con
summated after a period of three days must -be
in writirifc.
21. Sach contracts must bear adhesive stamps
equal in amonnt to one-half per centum of the
amount named in tho contract ; and, iu addition
thereto, stamps equal to the amount of the in
terest at six per eaatnm on the amonnt of the
contract for the time specified.
3rd. A renewal of the contract would be sub
ject to the same conditions.
4 th. No loan of currency or money on the se
curity ot gold or silver coin of the United States,
or upon arty certificate or other evidence of de
posit, psyable in-gold or silver coin, can be made
for an amount exceeding tbe par value of the
coin pledged or deposited.
5th. Gold and silver coin, loaned at the par
valuo thereof, is subject only to the duty im
posed on loans.
Col. Pete Turney. We are pleased to
learn that this gallant officer, who has been so
journing for some weeks at the residence of Mr.
Graham, near Bridgeport, is s'owly but surely
recovering from tbe wounds received in the great
battle cf Frederjcksbu'g. Col. T. raised the
first Tennessee regiment in the Confederate ser
vice, even before tbe State ot Tennessee bad
soparated from tbe Federal Union. Seeing the
neDessities of the ynnng Confederacy, as to sol
diers, he threw aside his law books and the
heavy practice in whiah he was engaged, and
embarked his al! life, fortune, reputation and
fuiure prospects iu tho great cause of Southern
independence. Through the agency of public
addresses (for he ia a vary effective popular
orator.) he toon raised a regiment and was
unanimously elected to command it. Soon
thereafter he reported at Richmond, and has
been continually engaged in all the battles and
exhausting military service around Richmond
that Gibraltar (a she has turned out to be) of
tbe Southern Confederacy. Colonel Turney,
whilst yet a young man, has made a history for
himself in gallant deads and heroic bearing on
fifteen battlafielJs. After a consta-at service of
eighte. b months, although his clothes were fre
quently pierced with balls, he was never seri
ously wonuded until the great battle of Freder
icksburg, in which he received a ball through
the mouth, knocking out his front teeth and
cutting off a portion of his tongue, and passing
c ut at the back of the head. It is a miraole tbat
he is now alive and alive like to be. Chmila
noog Rebel.
'oo Good to be Lost. Captain Henry
t n. who was at Fort MdAllister during the
; bombardment, is responsible for the fol
irjg. It exhibits great coolness under very
ing circumstances :
ne of our men was literally bnried ia the
h ; one hand first made its appearance,
u tb-. side of his face ; he pat his hand to his
tub, wiped off tha sand, and roared out as
loud as he could, " All quiet on the Ogeechee.
Atlanta Confaderecn.
NEOKO Taixr. A negro wa, arrested on the charge
of.steiliag four oxen and a wagoa, the property of his
master, Mr. Fiadley Holme whe resides near the Missis
sipol gute lino. It was believed that he stole and
broaght away ia the wagoa two bales of co'.toa.
Recorder's Cocrt. There were etovea eases be
fore the Recorder oa tbe 17:h. Far selling cigars with
out license, 8 B. Hthrob was fiae-1 five doUars. A.
K we had to pay five dollars for having exercised the
p.-tviloge of driving oa the sidewalk E. Walsh, for do.
tag a illness w th-mt license, was fined Ave dollars.
Henry arid I' arris, negroes, ware or da ted thlrty-nin
lathes each, and P. Dooly was fiaed Ave doi'ars for be
ing disorderly. J. Clark and J. M . Stewart, had to pay
five dollars ench for being Intoxicated. Ten dollars was
paid by sir. Maoaiag for seDlag whisky without license.
Hgarr ChaRG is .Detective sfahoesy aad Johnson
arrested a man named Dsuiiai: Barns, against wheal
heavy ebarfes were made. Three meaths age he made
an attempt to kill offi :r Johnson by shooting him, but
be pistol did not go off , 'or this be wsa committed to
prison bat escaped. II la believed la be oaeef tha mea
who, some time ago. stopped aad roebed several people
oa Poplar streeA He it charged with cutting a maa
named Dixon, two week i Ago , the manra hat was eat
and a severe g ,jh made ia his face with a knife. Ia a
sh-d coanected with the premises in which Burs was
arrested were two amies, wh eh It is believed he bad
stolen. This array of crime U said iy the officers to be
very slight specimens ef the many and heavy misdeeds
of Dominic Barn.
FlftASClaL The Bulletin of the loth has a short re
port of financial affairs the day previous. It says i
The money nv-rket may he considered reasonably
act ve. There is a smitl amonnt of cotton selling",
but it requires large sum of money to control it.
Tbe greater portion ot money nsed in its purchase
is ' greenback;" tbey are the par of our eatreacy.
Tennessee ns-d next la amount now, and Southern
to smaller amoun-s. It n quite re sen sable that T-r-neMseaas
should p-efer their own bank notes, and
especially that portion of oar people who have liv
ed seclud-d In tbe country for this preference
there is a premium cf say 2 to 4 per cent. The charge
note have lately fell outer a baa here ia town, by rea
son of the market dealer and some straager merchao s
This is wrong. Those notes were leaned at a large cost
of money aad labor to the State, an t purely to accom
modate tbe e-mimul'y. Every person should know
tbey are as safe aad good a large bills.
Southern money range at. 70 to 80 cents.
'old 60 to 70 per cent premium.
Kentucky bank notes 5 to 10 " " "
Indiana and Ohio it to 5 " " "
An editorial to the same paper has "the following re
marks, relative to -ma.ll Tennessee note :
There are tome pe
the small note issusx
nesaee are mere shl
come to theconetuaio
Sach persons need t
-a who ignorantjy suppose tbst
ly authority of the State of Ten
Baxters, an ' bene they have
to exdade them from etrcnlatioa.
e informed that the email note
see and there are none other
of tbe But ot T :
small note iesned
-stand npou pre
rise ly the sa ue footing as nil other Hank no es. Tber
are issued In pursuance of law, and are sustained by all
the guarantees and ssnctian whieh attach to any Ten
nessee bank notes, it i simply fol'y for a merchant to
tffuse small note of the Tennessee bank, and at the
am time take large one. And yet just te is absurdl-y
is involved to the course which m persons, with more
zeal than knowledge, are pursuing.
Boaaa or ALDKKXem. The board of alderman met
on the 17th tost. Present: Hon. Joha Park, Mayor,
Chairman Johnson, Alderman Tighe, Drew, Korean,
Amis, Wunderman. Merrill, Heaghold, Harvey, Hall,
Ogden, McEncrew. UallMrt, Jonea aad Molboflaad.
After tbe nsual preliminaries, th chief of police was
directed to notify propertajiolder on th east side of
Orleans street, from Adams to Court and also on the
north side of Con. from Orleans, at to the brick pave
ment, to lay down sidewalk to front of their respective
lots either of brick or wood hat if th latter, not lea
tjan two plaoaa In w dtb, and the wcrk be done a
toon aa practicable. A petition to improve Commerce
street in the same manner wa in iednitely postponed,
as wa a proposition to open Fourth street through.
A controversy having arisen between the gas com
pany and -city officials, the matter wa referred to a
committee, who reported that they had reason to believe
the pressure to be so light upon the gasometer for most
of the time, as to materially lesion th 'consumption of
ga, and that frequently on or more lamp are not
lighted, for al! whieh, the ga company is gainer with
ant compensation to the city. They recommended the
following resolution :
Besnlted. That the mayor gir n'tice to tb ga com
pany, that when the year of the new eoairaet shall hav
exp red. the city will not renew It.
Resolved, That the chief of pelie reqnire the night
policemen to report to him, daily, the number of lamp
net lighted the prevlon night, aad that the Controller
he d retted to caarge against the g .s light company th
amount of sueh deficiencies monthly.
An ordinance In relation to cleaning the "streets aad
alleys, and preventing filth from being thrown therein,
waa reported favorable upon by the committee, but ac
tion upon its final passaga wa, upon motion, postponsd
urtll tbe next meeting. -
Upon a nsolnt on iu relation to dlacontlnatog the pay
allowed police offieer for f-.ediag their horse, the re
port of the committee was favorebla, bot wa non-concurred
to by th boar ', by the folk wing vote:
Ayes Drew, Morgan. Hei ehold. Jone and Hail.
Says Aldermen Tighe, Amis, Merrill, Mulholland,
Ha-vey. McEncrow. 0den and Halbert.
Upon a lesolntioo of lnqnirr a to whetber the eitr
inspector's office was used by prlvat parties for a oaI
office, the report of the committee was that th mayor
rent out the portion to occupied to the highest bidder,
after giving tan days' notice, in the event that any part
of said office 1 uaed for tt$ sale ef coal. Referred to
committee on landing.
After the allowance of a number of accounts a large
amount of general business wa Introduced. A propo
sition to roof engine house No. 7, wa rferrei to fire
coumlttee, with power to act ; aa ordinance declaring
that it shall be lawful from and after th 1st day of
April next, to e!l all articles of food, to all parts of the
city, and at all hours of the day, as other saerphand-se,
was read the firs- time ; the secretary of the board was
directed to ,'prepara a list ml all the put lie ei' term,
and have the same published; a resolution that the
mayor and improvement committee be initructed to
sncpend tbe work of the work-house ceavlct spoa the
streets, and discharge the overse-rs. was adopted; a
requisition from Alderman Vgden, superintendent
of district Mo. t, asking for five do lent to buy
tobacco for negroes employed to improving the streets,
wa adopted ; a resolution that the city license en the
concert room of Odd Fellow's hall for twelve month b
xiveuty-flve dollar subject to all tho extra charges
which are Imposed upon other city licenses, and an
other that the finance committee and city controller are
hereby directed to settle accounts w th Mr. H. R. Pegh,
tote city treasurer, aad also that ths el'y controller aad
finance committee ar authorised to Mil par. or all tha
unenrraat money la 0-" . J of the treasurer, provided
there I not enoagh fan as received from other sources
to meet the extraordinary expenses that are now being
contracted by the city, were adopted.
The following ordinance passed it first reading t
Be it erdoinel, That all city office- designated to
the charter an.l ordinance of the etty. whose office
are not elective by the people on the last Thursday in
June of each year, shsll, aa soon a practicable after
the annual organisation of the hoard of aldermen, be
appointed to office by the mayor, by and with tha ad
vice an i eonent of the board, and shall hold their offices
during the eo-'porase year for whieh they may be ap
pointed and qa tiified, union they are sooner removed
therefrom, a hereinafter provided. They vhall receive
sach compensation per month for their senile as may
be determined by the mayor and nUlermea of tho city
before their appointments to the orfics; aad such com-pens-ttion
shall not be increased during their con tin a
ance in offi-e.
Be it further ordained. That th officers of the eity
whose appointments are provided for la the first sec
tion of this ordinance, shah areata: to the mayor sad
aldermen of this c ty, at their first regular meeting ia
each mouth, reports of their official transactions dnring
tbe proceeding month, shall whenever reqaeeted or re
quired by the mayor aad aldermea rf th etty. or a
committee of aldermen, submit their books, official rec
ords aad papers, to their examination, or tha examina
tion of any person duly eathorlzed by tbe mayor and
aldermen to examine them, and on rati ringing from of
fice shall deliver all their books, official papers aad rec
or.! and property of tbe eily which they may hav In
their charge to their snceesaon to effioe. or other par
woos duly anthorixrd by the mayor and alderman, to re
ceive and receipt for them.
B: it further ordained. That the officer above pro
vided for, (hall immediately on their appointment to
office, and their acceptance of the same, give bond aad
reearlty to tbe mayo- and aide men of the city, to such
sum a they may require of them in the various city or
dinance prescribing and defining heir power and du
ties for tbe faithful performance and efficient discharge
of the duties of i h. tr respective officers, and the prompt
payment of al moneys at any time to their hands in
such person or person a may be authorized by ordi
nance or resolution of tbe eity council to receive and
receipt therefor to tbe name of the city and no effieer
of the cit v shall be qualified or enter upon the oiseharge
of tbe duties of his office, or perform any official ac
whatever until he has given bond aad security as re
qnired by tha city charter, and sueh bond aad secant v
have been approved aad aeaeptal by tb mayor aad
aldermen of the city in council ansembieo.
Be it further ordained Tbat all o (Boers whose ap
potatmeats te office are provided for ia this ordinance,
who shall under any pretence whatever, refuse or fail
to perform the duties imposed cn them by ordinance or
th charter of the coy, or who shall disobey any re
quirement or oidar of the board of mayor aad aWer
a .o be found guilty " praeticieg aay fraud, extor
tion eppre-sioB, favoritism or :aasUee, or who shall
purtthase or upecuiaie m cjijt iy ui wmwiw,
out or use on ntx own account,
or tn behalf of
erty soid by the eitj
or commit any of?-c
tbn bot
by tbe
the city do ing the -shall
lake : . .
Bt it jiwrOur .
officers h-reta w
ly ia esah. or its
soon the dise'ta'ge -
rate yea
'. 1 hat
cers shall take tbe
saayor and a!drmt
B' u rarxsar orttn
2lW .TOi of tbe cedil
be, aad the same are here
Vrvsxt - harirsioa.
Mobile, March 23 A special -
Chariestaa, March say : A Serf eaa
who weat to the at amer Georglena on
from Haskell's battery, oa SaEivaa's islai
and are seppoeed to have been eaptared.
Captaia Hudson and a boat's crew sad
fal efiort to board the Georgia oa to eer.t
her rnrgo, when four b'oekaders poured
into the steamer, completely r.ddl-ng her
iav.ag the vessel ur cargo nave been ah
aa ?Dneeete.
Fro a tbe Soath An lulr renting .talent
A short statement as to the aitna'i'jn rr. K On.
tacky, made by the Cincinnati corresrirjadeattyll
the Chicago Times, having been denied by tbe
exirrctrpondent cf the Triltune, the former reiter
ates his report and adds the folio wi.- interest
ing statement :
The reporter of the Gazette. a this citv whsvl
corresponds for the Chicago Tribune, in
patch of Thursday makes a statement to talii
antra On Saturday last a fall slit - merit ei
what was sent to the Times was written by Col.
J. V. Guthrie, ami handed to Gen Wright, stat
ing that there waa to be aa nprisir.?isv K
tucky, and that squads and aatsaa' ie- wot
moving. As thus repond.'Ger V,
not have officially announced the report to be s
base fabrication. He knows that a copy of thi
letter is in existence, if an official denial is made
to the contrary.
Now, as to the uprising in Kontn-ky, yen
may depend upon it that it is ealurnjaatut?.
The Csmmereial has information fxosi alarm
leaded proprietor in Georgia and Sou h Caro
lina, aad once tor fifteen years a ns.tor an d
member of the lower house of the Sou ih Cav,v
line Legislature, who left Savannah. G
on the 20th of last month, ar. j passing th
Georgia and Tennessee, ran the blockage of bot
armies, and arrived in this city yesterday fawn
ing, en ronte for Washington eity. When M
left Savannah twenty thousand troop., r- e ith
leeted for its defense. Tbe t'x? ia very a tree, a
fortified and Charleston is well n'gh rtneVv :
bie Every means of defense known to mili
tary science had been em-jl .yed to renlr the
city impregnable to assault.
They were confident of their ability to resist
attacks, and had so arranged cm:nn-: ;a.icas
that an attack upon one or th otter city tri'i ba
the signal for concentrating all the forces em
ployed along the coast. Tbe CotrfederaVH w era
well supplied with coarse and sabntsntiai food
lacking tbe delicacies and luxuries of iiw on.
Tkere was no positive distress amort .- the poor
people incidental to the privation. The C t-o fed
erates were much inspired by the -.icy of he!
Charleston rams on th" blot&adicg HeeffiHaJ
capture ef the Queen of tbe West and iDdaanola,"
particularly, had restored wntllenc u thetf
ability to cope raecessfaiiy with Yvkee gun
bsats. Thero was little concealm-e.it cf trunk
intention to make a formidable invasion of Ken
tucky. They are only waiting for the river to fall aad
tbe roads to become passable. They arc mrsiaxe
large bodies of troops at Cbar'estown, Georgia,
Chattanooga, and other points in Tenr-me.
They outnumber Rosecrans two to one. and,
while menacing him in front, will flack him on
the left, ar.d march directly upon Louisville tad
Cincinnati, leaving Rosecrans to be cut np in
detail, if potsible. In this invasion, wFich they
intend sbail be the most formidable yet casMh
token, -.hey expect the co-operation of taw fitsfi
of iren-c'ads now building in" England for &a
Emperor of Cbina. some ten of wh:ch are con
tracted for to be completed during the present
month. With these they expect to clear tl-
Mississippi of the Yankee fleets and flotillas"
and retake, of course. New Orieans and all tbii
other points now held by the Federal forces, s
Plans have been matured, generals provida!,
and armies organized. Nothing bat tbe eaprtr e'
of Cincinnati wiil satisfy them. It i, however,
the cpinion of tbe gentleman making this sta la
ment that they will not invade tbe free Slates',
as invasion, they argue, would consolidate the
During the past month they bar-; been pecu
liarly successful in running in Eogiish steamers
with cargoes of arms and ammunition, of im
mense value. Tbey are now as well provided
with arms for infantry and artillery as tbe Fed
eral government, and rely greatly on the assist
ance of the iron-clad navy now being built for
thom, to give them at least en equality, if not a
supremacy, on the rivers and sea. Tbe present
available Federal force he believes inadeqiaw to
the work of crashing tbe rebellion.
Tbe proclamation of emanciotaioB, so far as
be has observed. has but one effect in tas sen led
States to consolidate the people in their deter
mination to resist the Federal authority, and ex
tinguish whatever Union sentiment --listed
among the people a result which, to thoughtful
men, was not unanticipated.
The gentleman goes on to Washington to urge
upon the government the impotance of at nea
enforcing the conscripttcn act. and to lay before
the Cabinet information which it is not deemed
advisable to mako public at the present moatoat.
Highly Important Banner frana Parts,
From the London Herald, r'ebraary 30th.,'
We have reasons to be!ive that the French,
government regards the blockade at Charleston
at an end. It is niatn tnat if. in tne eptnicn of
M. Dronya de l'Huys, the blockade is terrains -ted,
a difficulty must soon arise between Obe
Federal navy and ships sailing under the French 1
flag ; and possibly, the French government is
not displeasedat being able fe take a step which
must materially invsive the chances of aa early
Paris Correspeadene same Journal.
I have reasons to believe toat whatever may
be the feeung in
e tne gaJext
kads is looked
the horjeless-
breaking of tbe Charleston blocl
upon as conclusively establishing
ness of the contest which bas b
with sueh an otter absence of sole
like ability orrthe part of tbe oth
From th London Shipping Qasrtte.)
A telegram has been received in
ing tbat the French governmea
blockade of Charleston as raised.
uM) city stat
regards tha
From La France.
The Confederal govcrnasent has fbnnallj
notified tbe European powers that Use blockadt
of the Southern coast has aeyer been effective
and that several ports on that coast for a long
time were entirely open. Tbat statement is sop
ported by the depositions of the commanders o
the various naval divisions, and leads to tb
conclusion tbat the blockade is annul Wd de jure
and that the Enropeon State may avail taem
selves of that eircumstanr-e in
their commercial relations with
From Le Nord, Brunei.
The rumor has got abroad that
the government at Washington te
of M. Dronyn de l'Huys. and to
of France, has arrived at Paris,
the same report thi answer exprei
ly gratitude toward the goy-emme!
peron but the Cabinet at Washing
its adhesion to tbe effers of mer!
part of the Cabinet of the Toil
result of tbe projec's which it has
the next summer, and -hi eh juati
for a definite rnccess-
If its expectation should be d
wonld, it Is said; accept tbe i
France by recgr-ising the South,
he interest
the Souther
the quesnon ot slavery,
meet of boundaries b
tries. Without romplt
rumors, we may say wi
that tbey are not entiret
placed before the pvJblia
eity mm
d ofn - '.Bj
r tho mjsf '
t tVo
id ail 1
am -

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