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EVENING EDITION TUESDAY, MARCH 24 1863.
jL m i f i Hi! : " J UMl EDITION. TCE9DAT EVENING. MARCH 24. cj no tkadk wire LE.iS. MiW OK- The New Orleans ultirf ly n.aitinces tLt rippi, in that city, by Sri lake, of fire hundred F the 18m inst-, ex rrivel from Missis vrtauon across the e of cotton. " The iped the vigilance of owners," it is stak the traitor, and brought their goods to a ready market" This rjsnsaction is probahly susceptible of erpitnation, and to such purpose as to place onx aatiMitiet on their guard against eimilar impo sitions. It is known that under the rule of BCTUHl as exchange of the staple for necessi ties was frequently made To what extent, and what articles were received in return by our frfr H not be mentioned. Why it was allowed by our twenties, we hare heard no reason advanced. Butler and his brother, it k well kcowa, were the speculators, so tar as the Yankees were concemod, and liiere is w doubt but that for his participation in the con traband trttde, he was removed by his govern ment, and Basks placed in command. This change was the inauguration ot a. new ad pro hibitory policy, ana why such a shipment as he oca mentioLed by the Era was allowed to ake place, when it was well kaewn no return ")T Fould be made, we cannct imagine. That vigilance" ou the part of our guards was avoided- W dc cat believe, but rather incline I to the istpresti n that the shipment was winked I at, before, iu the expectation ihat benefit would Wftlt Gerera' Bark has not concealed his policy. We ararawAre of the result of a private icter- J)Un .---i: himself. Commodore Farkacu t. r ad a giAs'' of extensive commercial cou eeti:. war soulful privilege of receiving r ,,. in flaw Orleans from South Mississippi. the reception of coltoa," ai 1 isiit abroad or to the Nortfc ; no coraideratiop So induce us ira ef supplies t3 the rebels, n.l will be allowed." At the awmodon Farragct took the astUed policy of our enemies- take such si? the " could hive be.n maue had vigiiaut ei f, .-ts 'teen direetec to jhwvmU it. We hope to coai- '.ave ii. asse- as ent of his ea?- a-bitray a'sessmaut by "he nn fits of those who ire to be determined by hold for ape bie in bis neighborhood, and the ueveut aecumalations in second iculaiive purposes. There will be no go-betweens. Co make returns fcaaTi n could for no (facials would dare of a price above ; the ratrs be purchased from first 'hard. The planters know our armies must be fed the j are aware thsy most be fed from home reaoarce ; and we believe they will be satisfied ta sal! their surplus to the government officers at the market price. They want no intermediate rates. We hope the senate will act as promptly sr. the house has done. FR POLHt' AClAIlf. We continue to rec-.ive communications from oar friends,discussiig questions of State policy, and with reference to the approaching election. In pursuance of the policy previously an nounced, that would govern the conduct of the Apreal with regard to local affairs, all such articles are inadmissible in its eolumns, and a raithfal adherencs to the rule we have adopted will account for the nos-app-arance of favors already received, or that may hereafter come to hand. Our location cmong the people of Mis sissippi is only temporary, we hops; and we feel sk we have no right to intermeddle in their hfiairs. Questions of locsil interest can be discussed more understand ingly . and certainly with more propriety, by the local press, and to is we desire to Leave them. Oar true friends will not only approve the course we have deter mirtfd to pursue, but also wish us a speedy re ton to a location wbrre we shall feel privileged to participate freely in the discussion of all questioc tfcat may come before the public. THE Uwl'li APPKtUl OtXi If wa may believe our Northern exchanges, bat a fa more days of inactivity are to be left to this secti ,n. A jourrai before us. of the TSth. s;a.c that " all available troops Are being concentrated," and " by the 1st of April active operations 'for the opening of the Misissippi will be comifenesil." And It is added that the "suc cess of the Yazoo pass expedition thus tar, and the report ooacerofcir GsbsjvI Backs' readiness to o-.pjai soon, all these things point to un astautnpm the rebel stronghold at no d is tail day." XII of this is not bombast--; not intended for home confute:. tion and we cannot tfford to so ;:'- it. mln&tion of Everything indicates the datr t uaemf to speedily solve the .tended for. Wa art phased to k-cd done Jideiligcnnr gives the par i mat city, fjr which it must is fccme j uet .ficaTton. A num 7g to soldiers' families pars il they came ta a provision eoiwad. being areoe-ied by a countenance rested care and a a-.ked the merchant the e replied, seating that it wss bar of if iry of nand, )oecm y did accordingly, u, until they Lad g like $'J00 worth. t" their an a aoilc BsaatRl hands I be response was a considerable in sympathising liBTTEB Special ts the froji thk vzo-tal-i,ah.;tihi. pne up. 1 m occasional otKmmg oi cauuon, r the river, tell bj Um news that dor buys are im Tri'L e sharp stkk 1 feel perfectly resigaed absence, and do cct avea feel hart at their net t loeV of their hair. They 4IS leave, however, tr of these liule monnds which set off to uch wty I frass-eovercd surface of an old fashioned rhey left, also, a poor fellow with the e or Uve, as Providence might will, fnsral cominaading has cslUd the en- eharchya caiiUpox g-agemevt th The great tBvalcermble iroxlsd CikUiicMhe left na almost wreck. We fonnd her qnarter gunuer fo-v asddiscovrr'i that he was killed by a shot from one of oar heavy gam s rising him in the breatt, after passing through the boat's iron mail The following latter was picked op In their camp. It ia written by a German captain, and I am Indebted to The acting adjutant of Waal's Texas legion for a trans la. ion of it : 05 BOARD BTXAMtR LEBAHOK, la front of Fort Pemberton. Tallahatchie River, March If, lr3 DKARXST WITa: It is now twenty three days since wv are on board of this boat, and seven day that we are beeieg ng this fort, and we are no ioraer than we were at the day of oar arrival. Wc are not as hopeful as we then were.' The enemy has bad time to strengthen his worke and re xforee his land force considerably . and Uaeral ltoss w I t id lis cort, lost he hae Been to" aiow, ax new have to wait till General Grant iMI.ll. V t-ends as iwntv ti Yestan jrimboatw of the fot were to a Oh glut generally so was it the large Ch. .;"oU ed I we iro r-casea ganooaia ana if .reements. lake a general asaanlt ; the -y veer to silence the guns I on the mosquito boats, fort, and storm it. n so called genera! ! 1 1 as i ni enemy has a word to eay ia sacn mattem, it raw- : after drlog abont twenty sants iab:ad si tke f-rt sl' disab'ed onr gunboat at the boatbardnieut had to be given up, m.atned antaken. My company is always abera and I have gained a good ilea! of promat i ess and accuracy with which my I all otters In skirmishing; and we have hz.orto be the aniy company 'hat has we killed ,ie of company "B," and took cmpany txc also had the killed a rebel hi oomrade of company "1 -a 1 ' I has a good deal, and bard dot; in air,,Hhi, tr ep hav e to be Some rp in water Ii is geoiog so warm here a reedy that we have to leave t vm vests and nn tashirts ; bn still, I and my boys keep well. - 1 s;cii you Lereen in a eau;n 01 i i, I think It will be I r and his friends. 1 1 fron but U withont any nesrs know what to think, ill protect yon. nd f When will peace lies reward -our labor-! ow rot hall rations of eoffee and bah rye, ey get only cau. TJncle Sam if ainkiDg tasL 1 knew no more ii write of now, but i.l kiep you expedition irem Emma. Give my regards to ienaie huab&nd, H. ROSi. be order isaaed by General Loring which I have obtained from the The followij to his troops, and A. A. G : General Order K" The Major Gxne mdlng desires to eongrat ian-1 upon the signal snc - efforts to check the much der. Their co lness in the I their cbe-rfulne'S In the ng and guarding the works all Dralse. and wii receive of onr country which has the ravage of th foe, as whole Confederacy, m who have for tb- last nine such fortitade. and directed ireetsioa, the msjor-general high a tribab. He l-aves Vf to them ua appreciation imnuity to tesi juedj W. W. LORING, Major General Commandiug. MCX'IOHT, Ma((K and A. A. G. SEST1XEL. GEO ly We have the most favorable reports o act.au of the r!auters m the coantios north of this, particniarly in Ya'dobusha, with reference to thei: summer crops. A the preparations made to drive back the invaders have been de veloped, and the success of oar armies in doing bo witnessed, confidence has been restored, aisd we are pleased to learn that the most extensive preparations axe biug made to grow crops. Cotton is entirely ignored. This is right, and it will do more to advance our cause than woilfd the presence of those who may industriously . i. " . , l From Deer Creek The repulse of the ene my, in their attempt to enter the Rolling Fork, has been definitely ascertained. The fleet was driven back, and a number of Iheir barges cap tured. We have been unable to ascertain any thing definite as to the strength of the enemy, nor of the preparatijtjs made to receive them. Greekwood. Tlit enemy is reported to have made another advance against this position, with increased strength. As the importance of holding it appears to be appreciated by car au thorities, we can say to tha public wo believe every effort will be made to do so. t"y The Richmond Whig says the Missisppi was built at Philadelphia in 1841, and was one of the best sea-going uteamers in the United 8tfttes navy. She carried twelve heavy guns nine and twelve inch caliber. The ascription Bill ot I,ord I -Important Action TOBS. From the New York Express, March 1L) The clause in the conscription bill which de clares that fareingers who have declared their intentions te become citisens. or, in other words, those who have taken out their " first papers." are amenable to the coming draft, has created great anxiety among the large class which comes under this important provision. Maty inquiries have been made - at tha consulates in this city respecting the course the representatives1! of foreign nations wou. j take when such parties should seek redress, cr endeavor to place them selves under tlia protection of European gov ernments : but tbe consuls have cot yet been enabled to answer sach questions. Nearly all of Aem, however, are now in communication with the governments they represent on the mat ter. We learn from a semi-i'ffbia! source that Lord Lyons has referred tbe matter to the Brit ish government, not being able to decide upon it Mrnrelf- He has stated in a communication that there was no occasion for any immediate sction on his part, as no British subject, who had declared his intentiou to repudiate his former allegiance to her Britaaic Majesty would be drafted till an answer shad be received from the home government, as there would be ample time fr the decision of tha latter to arrive here before tKe emisc-ription law should be in practi cal operation Fort Tie a I lief rr Frderal .account. To tbe Associated Press, North. OfSABA SoURD, March 5 Tbe monitors Padsaic, Patsp co, and N'ahant, with three mor- ed a combined attack on Fc-rt McAllister at 8 o'clock on Tuesday morn ing. Th cannonading continued all Jay with slight ictermiaaion, and. the mortar schooners kept nrt a fire on the fort4 all night. On Wednesday morning the fight was not re cawed. Commande: Drayton, senior officer, finding that the rebels tad repaired the fort during the night, ordered a cessation of the at tack. it was found impossible, on account of ob structions iu the river, to get In full range of the fort. One rebel gun was dismount- and shattered, and portions o (hi broken away ; but, oncg unable sible to tak Beauregard TheraoBitc hut none af tl ionpregutbie. upper portior; o get past tnp t.-vrt, it was im pos it wiihout a co operating force s were struck by scores of balls, em were damaged, and all proved except a few hole through the i i'i ueemoxe Macks. iaa throe hundred 6cot and shell will not be resumed, having been ided fr a test of strength of the peas . From ...,t t nir Coa' ; 'v thA S- iuruay, say it wa- reported on 'he road that tbe enemy were lending trootts in large numbers at Beaufort preparatory, it was thought, to a forward movement on Pooj'alieo or 8avannah. Thi report was not generally We learn from a yesterday from Fk place at Jacksonvil from tha town. A name our in'ormanl So other casualties Courier, (k. eutieman who arrived here ids, that a fight had taken ?, and the Yankee driven i nicer on our side, whose jould not learn, was killed, were reported . CkarLetdm engage in me wctk accompii.-tu "'ii.carried on in a way that has made that fo Admiral Porter'a WnTrattve at the on- (ruction and Carre r of bis "Onnasnv Monitor" From th Washington Cor. of the New Tork Herald,! A private letter has been received here by a ravai orhVer from Acting Rear Admiral Porter, which hd8 created much Amusement iu Cabinet circles. It seems that Porter was much sur prised to learn, on the 25th of February, that the ram Qoeea of the West was at Warrantor, seven miles below Vicksburg, with the rebel flag flying and steam up. The account Pdrter had received from KUet led him to believe that the Queen was in such a condition that she could not be repaired for acme time. "I knew," says Admiral Porter in his letter, "ttatBrowki could take care of the Webb himself; but I have no idea that he will be a match for the Queen and Webb both amusing him at the same time. The Indianola is a weak vessel, and the only good thing about her is her battery ." He pro ceeds to say that "during the time of the running of tbe blockade by the Queen and Indianola, five rebel guns were burst and de mounted in their forts. Therefore it was au object to make them fire as much as possible. I got a mortar in easy range, and opened on that part of the town where there was nothing but army supplies, and soon provoked a fire of four of their heavy batteries. The shell at first fell over the mortar and around it, bursting close to our men ; but the range began to grow shorter and shorter, until they let us have it ail oar own way. Finding that ihey could not be provoked without n objct, I thought of getting up an imitation monitor. An old coal barge, picked np in the river, was the foundation to build on. It was constructed in twelve hour?, of old bar rels, with pork barrels piled on top of each other for smoke-stack, and two old canoes for quarter boats. Her furnaces were built of mud, uod only intended to make black smoke, and not steam. Ou the night of the 24th we hard. at nine o'clock, heavy guns, about fifteen miles be low. We knew that the rebels had nflkiug bat light guns there, which could not be hear'; at any great distance. So we thought it was the Indianola engaging the batteries at Carthage, fifteen miles below Vicksburg. N t knowing that Brown was iu peril, we lc loose our Monitor. It was towed to within a couple of miles of the first batt; ry, and let go. when it was discovered by the dim light of fclw moon that Vicksburg was in a stew. Never did her batteries open with snch a vim. Thi ea. th fairly trembled, aud the shot flew thickly aronud the devoted Monitor, which relumed no shot with her long wooden gun. The MonitcT ran saHypast all the batteriee, though und-r heavy tire for an hour, and drifted down sa-'ely to the lower mouth of the canal, where she ws tucked into an eddy. The rebels were com pletely deceived by her. As soon as ibtiy saw her by daylight, they npen-'d ou her ajraiu ntith all the guns they could bring to bear, but with out a shut hitting her to do any harm; for tbe shot went through one side and came out at tbe other, without causing the yesael to sink, as she was full of water already Our soldiers shouted and laughed like ma.l; but the laugh was somewhat agaii-st them when, at daylight, we discoveiei the ram Q ie-iU of the West lying at Warrenton; and the qu 6 tion at ouce arose what had happened t the Iudianola. Had the two rams sunk her or cap tared her in the engagement we had heard 4h' night before ? One or two of the soldiers got the Monitor out in tha stream, and let her go down on the ram Queen. All tie forts c- in menced firing and signal.zirig, and as the Mon itor approached her, the ram turned tail and ran down the river as fast as she could go, the Monitor after her, making ail tho spaed thai was given her by a five-knut current. The forts at Warrenton fired bravely and rapid.;, and it was reported that they hit our Monitor in a very vulnerable spot." A Meaaibtc Yankee. Editor Rkbel : I was recently permitte j by a Federal deserter to copy the fullovintr let ter from his father. whichTihows, to a certtia extent, the growing feeling of discoutnt in the Northwestern States. Yon can make such ns? of it as you think propei'. Q. HL M State or OHIO, County, Februa y 5. I&63. Mt Dear Sos : I received your tatter of February 21, aud was much paiaed t hsir thai you were going to Tennessee. It seie:ii8 very bard that you have to be dragged i.way down there to help free the blacks to please the Abo litionists. If I were you, I would let those that want to fight in snoh a cause fight on. They pretended at first that the war was for the restoration of I me v . u the Union, but that was false, as it has h-en impossible, and they now propoae to carry to free negroes. I would not tight in sach a war aBy longer. I understand that Jim War ren has resigned, and is bringing another ne gro home with him. We are all going up next Saturday to make them leave. We will have to begin it some time, and we had as well oorrect the evil now before it gets any larger. There is talk of another draft They -ay they are going to take all cloan this time. When th-y commence that, there will be fun certain. The people say they have stood it as long as they are going to. The Abolitionists first turned MeClelian out, and ant BurnsUe in. They were both demo crats. The Abolitienists thought, in doing this, they would foci the people. They hava now superseded Burnside with Hooker, thinkii g they have completely fooled the people. I teil you. they will miss it in the long run. Look around yon, and see how many democrats you can find holding important positions in the army You will find that nearly all the officers are in fernal abolitionists. They are a set of infamous scoundrels, and the day is comi tg when the devil will gat them all for their conduct, getting so many good men killed, simply to free tbe negroes of the South. Farewell, my dear son. I win' you to take good care of yourself keep out of danger as much as possible, and come heme as soon as you can. Your affectionate father and mother, From itorth Carotinis. W learn from Fort Fisfcer that all was qu'rt there on Thursday, the 12th. In the morning there were four gunboats, blockeders we pre snme, lying eff tbe fort. In the afternoon the number of vessels was increased to seven, three large transports having arrived. The tr.tns ports stopped about two heurs and then sailed South. Certain movements on board the gU'i hoats seemed to indicate tha presence of an of car of rank. With the aid of a good telescope it could be seen that the transports were crowd ed with man. Some of the men in tbe g:r m suggested that they were going to attack Charleston. We think it pretty evident that the force un der Hunter or Burnside, whichever it may be, is being constantly reinforced, and the q ties: ion arises, whence are these reinforcements drawn t Evidently they are not raw levies, recently drawn . at, for, knowing the magnitude 'id peril of the enterprise before them, thr.y would not send any but Westorn troops. They do not come from North Carolina, for all of Foster's disposable force has already goue. and there is no reason to believe that the num ber of men under him is being increased ratht r than diminished. The probability is that they are drawn from tha army of the Potomac. We learn tbat two traaeports pasted Cap? Fear bar ou Thursday last, crowded with troops, who otuld be plainly seen by the aid of a glass A irtntleman from the Scnnd imfonns n3 that a vessel which answered the description of a turretod iron-clad, passed in view of his place on Friday, the 13!h, about two o'clock, r M . going South. , A force of Federal cavalry made a raid into Onslow county ou the 7th, taking soma prison I J..MMJ.:.-.nfl eiS anu comniiiunir ruu'jij uim"uo H'U mingten Journal. Tho stiver Hovensrnla. To the Associated Press North.) CTSCiHNATt. March 15 The" news evaluation of Vicksburg U not bc!ieed military authorities here. Such a moveti th nart of the rebels wouki effectually o Mississippi river to New Orlwans T lver : ing. ana toe neiitn ot urn ; rapidly. nal and Yatoo pass prcgren arrr stea tily, but sioiy. Cairo, March 15. Th" sfsamor Lto: up last t.ight with two hundred and fifrj from Helena. She has gone to 8t L: them The Emma was one cf tha tr wiih tb Yaaou pas Bxpeditbo, nd, ing throoi'h narrow places in tiie woo her wheel houses were knocked off axii per worss generally very much dama was the largest boat in the exjiedition tbe rest paseiug through unharmed. H with the expodi tion to within five mile head rf Yasio river. ry Afire occurred in H id;iiiil!e, Ky, one day last week, which destroyed an entire sqtuie j of the business portion of the city. j BATTLE OF DPRIHfi HIM. orthri ft View of the Hitnntiaa ta Slid- ilr Tn !! ! t'. 'REESBOito, Teufu, Much 7 When I i my last lelter, on Thursday, the nrns a suewssfal campaign In this depart is encou.'sging iu the highest degree, appearances tlmra was no disaster In this army. Having waited nine weeks Brly inactivity) it was uatrrrally to be ex by the army, while every necessary tion had been made for the resumption e jp' rations, there bad also been no caution. It is all very well to secure licarions, to fortify a position, to wait loroemeats aud the like; bat the country lack of ornmt lor reii expects and demands tiat a general shall not bait his army ia the face of an enmy, and uog lact those precautions which will make the liuale s-.nrip'hing besides a culmination and ag gregation of fatal errors. Ton know what hag bf,en done here since tho battle of Stone river. Nothing but recuperation. We hava heard of no important offiosive demonstrations on the enemy's line of dafense with" a view of ascer taining his position in force; there has been none. It is true that onr small cavalry force has made a few brilliant recnnnoissauceH, and on one occa sion Col. Miuty led h's brigade up to within six miles of Shelby villa, driving in the enemy's ia fautry pickets. But, with these signal excep tion, nothing of a maneuvering character has been undertaken. And thai Gen. Rosecrans has committad an inexcusable oversight. He has neglected the exercise of the first principles of modem warfare, and has not even exhibited tho slightost knowledge thereof. Consequently we have been outgeDuraled. That will sound like a silly judgment, p.rbap?, in tha ears of some here in this army who have been wont to cover the general commanding with the highest kind .f h -lO-woship. But the lapse of time brings ,;vrry man, high or low, to his level, aud iu this country the rise and fall of men are frequently Tiie affair at Franklin on Thursday was a ru inous failure. Yoa have already learned by telegraph tho principal facts relating thereto. Van D.he, it w ill be rera--mbored, crossed the Tennessee rivor from Northern Mississippi sev eral weeks ago. He reached Colombia with about ten thousand troops, mostly Texan and Aikansian c&valiy, shortly afterwards, and established Inn-headquarters on the south side of Duck ;iver. HU forces formed part of the ene my's left wing, and were detached to operate as i separate vmmn Nearly at the sama time .everid ieg:menfs lately arrived from Kentucky were ordered from Nashville to Franklin. The latter piece was then lieid by a portion of 0 n J. ff. G. Dsv.s' division, which returned to Mur !reesboro' a- soon as the new garrison reached its I Gilbert was placad it. Meanwhile Gen receiving reinforce nirjer hii n."sifion at Van D m ellteth ed tfcu; until last Fri iu rebal column crossed to Spring Hill, a small Nashville, !even miles ieu miles from Frank lewdof this movament, ing dispatckttd Colonel y, together with Gen. ntry and five bat'eries ".i bf Columbia, with if the enemy's retreat, agave him battle in prised you ot the de :, aud on Thursday tei had been accomplished Sine? then no cory qnartirs bringing re n, or, if they have, - is kept in profound frrto UO lin. Gun and on ? MintVa pal tare errsptic day following. ti.-i----tr.c-. and nt any notices - five in Ian try regi- :r. nis, lit; Oi i lottery, and two regiments of ; sTanry the 'Z '. Michigan and 9Jj Pennsylva nia &Il us Icr t om-jusstd of Col. Cobara. of the .. . i romana, aavaac i n rw m !- "yon i Krankiio, where they encountered the enamy. SktintubcTS were djployeeT, and the infantry -vcro got liito lin-nf battle; but, bfore the mqreoie:4 was c- mi la ted, the rebels began fall irg b -.ck. making a Etio of confusion, in or der to d..- ;ve ous traits. Col. Coburu ad vanced big forces on the doable quick and pro tseeded as far as 'rhompwn's s-a'ion, throe miles from Sprii.g Hiil. Here tha rebels hal prepared for u-, and1, as soon as onr ftfrces reached the station, opened fire from three mavked batteries, while, at the same tima, sev ers!. regiments of injastfy appeared oa each dank. D-'i'perate fighiir'j ensued ; but the rebels constantly received reinforcements, and finally surrounded our forces. Many of them cat their way throngh, but tha euemy captured large numbers of man and a great proportion of eommissioued officers, belonging to the 33 1 and SVn Indiana, lO.h Michigan aud 22d Wiscon sin Onr cavalry aud artiilery escaped, and reiched Frai klin in safety. We have ne fur t er de ai's, and thi countiy from Franklin, us well as between Franklin and Nashville, is infested with guerillas, so that several days may elapse before the full particulars are ascertained. Tha expedition which left here on Wednesday must have enci-uotaied Van Doru's forces by this tin, although nothing has been heard from it, as I ha v already stated. Gen. Gilbert is blamod by officer here for failiug to roinforce Col. Coburn, though it is said that Gen. R 'secrans ia as much to blame as any oao else, for allowing Van Dorn to proceed so far or to ercss tho Duck river at all. Lat the fanlt be his to whom it proparly belongs. A small pnrtkm only of the truth of tho fight at Frackliu ia yet known. The dt tatter itsrff was one of tbe most severe of the war; but the ennsequonces of the defeat are innumerable Alrett-iy, it is Saved, the bulk of the rebel army lately at T i at Columbia, and prt of Van Doru and his army, th enois a position tha hsttla of Stom llahoma has crossed Dock river is now marching to the sup at Spring Hiil. GenRoscrans refore, are flanked. Bragg oc no farther south than before i river. Ha will posidoly take Franklin and will then hastily villa, thus necessitating, of course, 1 of troopa from Murfroesboro' for i of the post. Meanwhila, John the the Morgan hsi neariy lO.O(X) cavalry at McMinn v i lie ai d Woodbury within easy striking dis tance from here. His cavalry will separate in- to a dc .r-p lyl-nt j?an zi'.inng, nssuma lias, and ravaga the country, has, destroying the railroads, ins, and annoying us gsner bin to enumerate the ansfor snlt from thij flank raove- burning en ally. It it runes whio ment cf B tig's feiees. Our army will perforce be separated, a-d the hirtory of the war in this section for tLe next thre months may be a se rieuf defests and disasters. Last year Bragg aecouipiishe ' ttik very samo achievement. Ho ontgctieraled lloeli by a flaak movement, and mud his way-into KeutucSy, which he hjjj evi dently nnlcruken to do a second tim The only difference is, that now ha has more forces crtdor his command. At the sam time, a large numbet of rebels am pooling into Kentucky from East Tennes-ea. This emergency need be dis puted no lcrurer. The fac t that R tsocrans has detailed s vend re, iments from the army of the I .loiberlsnd, aud ssnt them into central Ken tucky, within tho past week, proves the invasion m're caticlasivety thu anything elsa. And to day two reglawwts raised and recruited in Ten nessee, ! 'Jrub'tins mo-a thau any two regiments in th aervica, le.t lor thcBaraedestinatiou. We ;-i-4r oi'ly that a force of rebel cavalry has made i'S ape ti -.'ca on th; wast bank of the Cnrsh-r -: and in a few days informa ihdni will pi obably come that it has attacked an.-t barnod some of the gdvernmant transports. A giormy prcspe red is this which seemed -o fair btet a tsv days ago. The cloud of de caption so croverly thrown around ns by the rehti.i ha- c oared sway, and we may now con tbtopbte h.'-. oar lefsjtie the ruius of tho magnifi- In aiiothfir aid scarcely less significant aspect (his terry full of lamcin:able-4nse- quencea. It will dhic&nrage and dishearten "pr soldiers. It will break their confidence in th!rtit:ccri,s of fbe cause. It will, make them nellMi.iiddirairKed., GDYON ' en Fort iVTiig-.l t' tnberton. Frotn tbti '. net mts cbie and ly soason, eon that lahatchia. H only pw.n in times of high water asablu toanytning bat flat-raud-scowe th Yankees rut do n the trees, rooted i and converted this shallow canal, throngh which tbair have up th pass gunboats have steamed, and, after a voyage of a hundred orjnore miles, reached Fort Pembarton aud attacked it, hoping to demolish It as they did Fort Henry in which event they would go on their way rejoicing to the rear of Viclrsburg, and laugh at the costly and prodigious defease which the Confederates have eieotid at that little Gibraltar. But it seems Fort Pemberton has proved a snag of large dimensions in the way of sueak ing gunboats. Jt is true Gen. Loring appears inclined, like Van Dorn, after tha first day's fight, to "holler before he is oat of the woods," but as he bad managed to hold out all day long, and tha ammunition for Li.-t heavy guns had ar rived at the date of his last dispatch, wa may indulge the hope tbat ha will contiue to bold his own, and that Fort Pemberton may rival tho well-earned fame of Fort McAllister. Bat this is not the only hope wo have a right to indulge. The Tallahatchie is a narrow, shallow, tortuous stream, and the Yazoo, for some distance below Fort Pemberton, is the same. SteAnihg against the current ot a swol len stream is quite a different thing from steam ing with it. If the gunboats are whipped by Loring. they will have to return to the Yaroo, pass. There are trees on the banks of the Tallahatchie, there axes to cut them down, and there are, or ought to be, field pieces to riddle tbe macinery of the gunboats whenever they are stopped by tbe fallon timber. It must occur to every one that the hardy and plucky fellows who captured the Queen of t6 West and the I idianola, ought to do a very pretty business somewhere between Fort Ptm berton and Yazoe pass. If they do not, the people of this Confederacy will be grievously disappointed. If thoy do, fivo or six gunboats wilt fall into our hands ; they will be carried down Yazoo very readily and added to tbe fleat at Vicksburg and the shade of the departed Mallory will lift up its hands in purgatory and exclaim in the language of Dominie Sampson, " Prodigious " The attack upon Fort Pember ton shows what ditching can do ; its result will show whether we have boon counting chickens before tbey are hatched irt anticipating a large addition to onr Mississippi flotilla. lyiPABTArY T MEOtSIAMS RT THE r. sj. sl'HRUIf. Ol'lt I . Tke Prize Cam Statu Taxing United States Stocks The Almadtu Mine Case. Several important decisions, heretofore made by the U. S. supreme court, have been noticed by us The following report of these, we find it our Northern f xchanges, ofhe 14th : THE PRIZE CASES. Mr. Justice Grier delivered the opinion of the court in the prize cases. The main questions were, first, whether the blockade as laid on by the Piesident was valid in law, so as to make its violatiou to result in the lawful capture and condemnation ot the vessel violating : and, sec ond, whether the commercial property of the ports blockaded, in its incidents of ship-and cargo, was justly liable to the rale of maritime capture end prize of war. Both these question? were determined by the court in favor of the government, and the de crees of condemnation in the courts below were affirmed throughout in the cases of all the ves sets, with tbe single exception of the property of Messrs. Irwin & Co., of New York, which was laden on board the Creu-haw, which, hav ing been purchased and paid for before Virginia had secede!, was held not to fall under tha rule, and was accordingly restored. The ariju.iiea tiou of the above questions, of coarse, involved the discussion of the point whether or not such a state of war existed at tha time of the capture, in contemplation cf law, as to give to the gov ernment of tbe United SiaU-s full belligerent rights aud powers. This point, largely discussed, in the opini n of tbe court wse fully mled in favor of the gov enimeut. .The dissenting opinion was ivad by Judge Nelson, and took an oppoeiteiew of ail these questions, insisting ihttt the pBciameti I establishing tha blockada required, tvs an indis pensable condition precedent . to conde.mntttioa for breach of it, that the vessel, whether taken in egress from the port or in entering it, should receive warning of the blockade from ouo of the blockading vessels, and that tiK-h wsmlug phoudd be indorsed upon h sr ---gister. It seeme-i to be, conceded that this was not the true rule of blockadeutider the laws of nations, bnt that, under the proclamation of the President, such proceedings must preex-de lawful condemnation. The dissenting opinion also held that at t!.p time of the captures and prior to the m acinar ol Cougress, there was no statu of war in the Uni ted States brirgins; with it the legal coust qoence3 of war, and subjecting th9 bommeree o any rebel port to the rule of maritime capture. It regarded the establishment of tha blockade as a municipal pioceading. The commence ment of a s;ate of war, bringing with it the le gal consequences of war, was fixed, it was held by the act of Congress ot July 13, authonziuc the President, by proclamation, to close, the rebel ports, and declare commsrcial intercourse with toe insurrectionary dis:ricu t hereaf ter uu lawful. After reading1 tho dissenti-g opi;:i-- Judga' Nelsou stated that he wa authorized to an nounce thai Chief Justice Tarwy an : Mr. Jus tice Catron concurred with him Mr. Justice Clifford then announced that he, also, concurred in the dissenting opiuion ; the chief justice was not present at the delivery of the opinion, and Mr. Justice Catron, apparently indisposed, re tired from the bench boforethe reading was con cludsd. Ot the many eminent coun-ie! ia the case, thete were present only Mr. Carlisle for claimants, and Mr. Eames and Mr. Sedgwick, with tha attorney-general, for the government. STATES TAXISG 0. S. STilCKS. Mr. Justice Nelson announced that h he'd the opinion in the case of tho paopla of the State of N-w York against t-ie Bulk of Com merce, in which the stocks constituting a part of the capital of the bank were taxed under the State law. Tha tax was confirmed by tha su preme court of Naw York, appealed to the court of appaals. and thence to this court on writ of error. He dW not read th? opinion, as it was lata, bat annoauced that tha court had reversed the judgment of the court bolow in both cases presented, holding that it is not in the power of the States to tax the stocks of the United States. This is the unanimous opinion of the court. THE ALMADF.N MIVB CASR. In tho great caje or the New Almiden quick silver mine, the judgement of the supreme eonrc reverses the decree in the court below, which was in favor of the claimant, Castillcrs, under whom the Messrs Barron claim Tha court ad judges Uiat Castiliers never had any valid title to the mine, by reason of th inefficiency m law of the papers issued by the Mexican authorities, upon which bis claim of title rested In reach ing this conc'nsion, the court h"!d, in the first place, that the dispatch of the Mexican Minis ter of foreign relations to the Mt-xi.tan authori ties in California did not amonnt in law to a grant of the two leagues of land around the mine, which, under it, were claimed by Castil- lore. The court also held that the board of commis sioners constituted by statute to detarmina land titles in California after its conquest by the United States, bad no jurisdiction over the min ing right, which, by well known principles of mining law, is wholly separata and distinct from the grant cf tha land in wh;c'i ths niinr- is found. Ju:tic?s Grier, Cation and Weyna dis sent from the opinion of the court This ju-'g mont of tha supreme court leave the title to the mice, whi--A, as is well known, is nf enormous value, to He contested between tb United States on the one part, and what Is cotr be FiMsott interest on the other ps interest having, as it Is understood, itself mott, if not all, of the other interests which claim the mine. us lacer with itaodir.g Among the interests afEi'te-l with (ht.J interest, which are still snbj - to litigal that of tha Hon Robert J. Waiker, tha v which is, of course, greatly nugmanted I decision. The net annual toc.oma from thi. is estimated to he near half a million, in the hands of Messrs. Barron, at a time quicksilver commanded a higher price ti present, the yield from the ni;ne was prt nearly a million Among the omiuaat o engaged in .this great case on both sides, t lowing were present when the i;Mi.k-n.wa Messrs. O' Conor, Johnson and Pi acLy, c for theclaimsnt.anl ex-A t iruev-G :naral who appeared for the government. Tbj Robert J. Wglherwaa aiso prase, t GT The Governor of ridrc th' plan ers oi realising gioat gam. Hi truth, that "whether a tr ace the waf be continued, thero m a pressing demand f ir provisi wants of the people of the Cc Orleans, is on a visit t Naw York. The New fact means something. Tork papers think this LATEST BY TELEGRAPH I'ruancola Kr canted and lrairaye4. Special tr. the MotapbU Appeal. Vobjlk, Mjucttfl4. Tho city of Peniacf la has been e-acuatu! by th abolition forces, after burning tbe greater porties of tl city. Many of the troops were taksn ua board traaeports, and It is supposed will b. seat to rsinforre Banks. Tbey also took wit'n them al! tho Union cttisea aid contrabands. Confederate Slates ( eagrrss, RlCHHOffD, Jlaxch S3 In the senate a report was presented from use committee of eunferen-e on the tnb ject of the impressment of private property tor the nse cf the army. Tbe bill reported prnvides that when property belonging to th- producer is Impressed, it shall be appraised by two disin ereated eitixeai, who- tha 1 award jost compensation. It also provides for the ap pointment of two coraaiAiet)rs iu each State, one by in President, and the other by tbe Oovariior, who shall fix a schedule of prices tvery two months or oftener, or shall regnlate, amonn's to be paid for property Impress ed, in tha han.l of any j.er. on other than the producer, or person holdiag tbe mmt for nse. The bill was post poned ami! to-u.orrow. The bill to establish a court of claims was discussed until adjournment In the bolide, tha tax bill was passed, when the door op'nad, and tbe Impressment bill was reported from tha committee of e. nfereace, and di'cnsaed and passed. The bill for the assessment and collection of direct taxes-and internal duties, was considered until adjourn ment. emporium and Prsprr St-ctaiem. ItlCBSOXD, March 23 On an application of Wn. B. Isaacs , whose flour b:-.d iieen impressed, Judge Lyons gr ated an Injunction to-day, restricting tbe govern inent from taking pukaion of said Sear, o i the ground I tuatthe Impressment was not warranted by public ex ig notes, or in accordance with law. Middle Tcasessee. Atla.vta, March is Le-terj fivm Tuilahoma, dated the 21st iust . induce the belief that the enemy Is no: tailing hack, but advancing to turn onr right. Genera: Johnston was them, and the army Iu fin' condition. It was reported tbat Bragg had beea ordered t Rich Snood, Teasel Lost. MOBTLE, March 24 The ehooner Re:ief, from Ha vaoa, raa aaboro below Fort Morgan last .Saturday night. The vissel wlii probably be leaf, but the cargo saved. Mro aad TOrl IHIaa. From the New York Tribune, March 12 A Philadelphia correspondent famishes the followiag explanation cf Gen McClellan's fail nres to report to G- n Scott whan tha latter was his active snperior, and of the silence of Gen. Scott in viev of the recent pohlication of his official "ttr of compiamt aga-.-nt Gen. McCle!- lan. We do not k correct, and wc pu that thia pTnUtM'iAn it only to elicit further elucidatica, whicn the matter eminently re quires. Can it be true that our government al lowed a decided t, ait. r otfl who had btrayed a" position of the very highest trust to be pia :ed on the retired list and to go to Enrope mi pay as still an effieer cf our army? If it did, who can wonder that treason is rite in onr ser vice, And that gnnboats and ships of war are betrayed into the haads of oar enemiss? But hear our correspondent : To tie Elttor of the New York Tribnne : Sir Many persons are disappointed in learn ing the? Ges. Scott wiil not publish an expla r. ion of his complaints against Gn. McClsl ian to the Secretary of War, which was, by tha cail of Mr. Stevens, of P., on the Secretary of War. nnr,l;shed and r-ad in the house of rnre sentativf :t. Many ask why was the letter. I railed for. There was disenssiou on tbe suV ! j-ct, and they auk whit it was iatended to show I bv it. Thereby hangs a tale. Gen. Soott's po I sit on is a ve;y w icate ofm. Sjme peop'e do 1 sifuett tha Geneia'a Union sciatimecta to had .'ana cegect plans or coi i of his forces. had been dis that Gceril place for him - h' ri r sail hg b This occ -j.'n-.1 : it was L. Scott, who iit'tn a an , of inspe nt about the ext ol. Scott and A of treache: House to bo cc to Jsmr icession e weeing all he can Icott will not publish Gem anything. " lie knows the reason why General MeCleiim did not report hij p.ans to him, anj General Sc. itt will s;-t stir cp a matter that wonld be of no advantage to oce of his family, who is a traitor, living upon a government which he bse!y betrays. SMITH. Ierarration ia IVrw Orlesns. Fiom ihe New Era, Msreb 18 The Cask ok N. O. J. Tisdale A day two since we noticed the arrest of Mr. N. O Tisdale, trestsorer of the gas companv. The nharge against him was, that at a fair given al his private residence he bad pcniitted treasona ble and seditious language, actions and displays te be said, done and made. Capt. Miller, the mayor, appeared as th prosf cntor, yesterday, before tha provost court. The witnesses against Tisdale were three young men. It appeared from the testimony that a fair bad been given hy a number of ladies at the house of the ac cused for the benefit of the Infant Orphan Asy lum fiime small Confederate flags were dis- I'tayed among tha ornaments, copies of the Bonnie Bine Flag were sold, and some of the gfnt!em"T present sported the pelican butt-in on their cts. Several of the ladies wore small Confederate flags on their drosses Cheers were given for Jeff. Davis, and a largo Confederate fli: hsd bjon a?en iu the upoer gallery of tha house. Mr. Tisdale was defended by Chriitiin Rosolius, and the United States was assisted in tho prosecution by L. Maduton Day, Esq. it was shown that Mr. Tisdale was a regit:ed enemy. In his defense he declared that upon learning that the ladies were getting up tbe fair, he took every precaution to prevent auvtliins: a no itical ctiaiaeter -ccirurnn?, aid that he had nut seeu or heaid any'.aing to bear out of the st garded the o ch trity, and h's part to item-nts of tbe witnesws. He ra rcHsion as snnply for purposes of there was no desire or intention cn make any treasor-ab.'e democstra- thru. If anything of the kind had been it waaeutirery beyond his knowledge or o The case reenpted a gord portion of the ing, and was huailr e- n;inued till to day. GsTrraer labaia 4j). ISarris. Pram the Chattanooira Rebel G-femor Hnrris i at present a den;ien of Tsllahomtt. He occupies a little white cottage u the sMrta of the town, where he receives his friends in the traett simplicity of style. His apartment will rrmparo favoraMy with the ' poet chamber " decrib ?d by Goldsmith al he:t hii cccn-ar. t oi a diff rei i figure. It is a well known fact that hei ii as generally Dopulttr ;nor Harns to Kich i.i.tary sagacity titan ed with the army t& tho lodgings of the 3 him ia nis older and i tha Nashviib State of any one .vest. Cob befofL' a i Jiarann, 10. A Havana letter of visahie. . The sas Sanday into La- ilia wero permitted to maao booty. Mtmphis Argus Iti off with lh The following c: point in c i and his Cabinet, is enlighten the pnbl At a meeting held at Sttmfbr Tuesday evening last, I said that for an armistice or peaen bad f een the President on the 1 2:h I) cenbei had they been acr-epleJ. would hav this war bv the 1st of Aoil. iw Kn., on d factory to tbe pex.pl North and S-mth. In W femitg to this statetne"' yon ask - ." Who made thsse ' p-opoeitioas for an armis tice or pac,' the adoption o; whh:h, Mr. Wood pret nig tc believe, ' would hav settled the mat ter by all fools' day V Were they made by Da vis and his fellow-rebelt; ? If so, how dns Mr Wood know anything about town f H he been in seeret correspondence wiih the enemv 1 Or were tbey made by some of the anti-war men here f If so, woe authorised them ? And what are the terxis of the woptsi'ions from which Mr. Wood hop'snw mnch 7 If they are h-m .rv ble to the nation, if they are such as pa'roi'e Americans ought to favor,, why not make them public at once ?" To which I say, in reply, that rh statement referred to waa made b me deliberately, with a foil and personal kcowlsdcj cf tbe fact, and that I am constrained irem the publicitv of them only by the reqaest of Cn of Hi, principal nffi cer of the govrnraen. When ibi' interdietirB shall be withdrawn, I will cheerfully gratify your enriosity. Vry raspectfuliy, nr.. March 11, 163. Fbujtando Wood. The Times We have ncthi from the front, but a genera! should fall back, but- Genera! Bragg has dis played generalship euottgh to provide means of retreat in case of necessity. Tad i a part of the art of war. The sncress of armies is uncer tain, and a retreat must be secured in c we of the worst H'inchesttr Bulletin, March IS. From our Mornina Edition ' aiataaiana ia tan fervire. A Ldisiaca soldif r In the army of Tennessee, writing from Scdbyviile to tho Mobile Vfiei, re gTets their isolated condition, bet not despair ingly. Wherever they may do battle they will be remembered. Almost every batiie firld, from the Potomac to tho far West, has been made more glorious by their deed;. The correspon dent referred to, says : Speaking cf IttisiaoianS", what a k t is theirs' arom the i.-' troops of no ly or eudnn when, after rava And them. TLere are no swi to mem a? not to v, I lost homes. Temovpil to tort ijnr aud stronger works Lfm9 vicinity. Low. Journal. Jlarca 11 WAXTEJ . lO W - mhi'4 UP THE -it K me at Newton, Misj. ml 34- ' IS, Chs PUBLIC SALE ti By atder of B. i ral Aiaj. Presi.leat cf Po Psvrii. s ri Reeiri 24 4! Oen. JelMt EEOCLAJt date. 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