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The rumors from General Lee's army, Sa turday night, were interesting and exciting,— Heavy skirmishing is daily occurring in Fau quier and Loudoun, and it is reported that the enemy is in great force in those coun ties. There is a rumor, which receives no credit, that the division of General Longstreet was attacked on Thursday, near the Rappahan nock river, in Fauquier, and rather roughly handled, barely maintaining its position at nightfall on that day, and suffering some loss. As we have stated above, no credit is attach . Ed to this rumor, and we mention it Only as being in circulation. Relative to the fight on Monday last, in Clarke county, we have the highest authority for saying it was a perfect massacre of the enemy. The exact locality of the fight was at Castlemau's Ferry, on the Shenandoah river. It seems that the enemy, whose main force is believed to have crossed the Potomac into Loudoun county, attempted to throw a large "body of troops across the Shenandoah at the point designated, with the supposed intention of moving upon Winchester. Castleman's Ferry is on the direct mad from Leesburg to Winchester, and about 17 miles from the lat ter point, and about three miles distant from Snickersville, Loudoun county, which is just at the foot of the Blue Ridge. A brigade of Gen. A. P. Hill's division guarded the Ferry on the west side (if the river, and the Federal forces approached from the eastern or Loudoun side. When the enemy came within range our pieces were opened on them, and a brisk artillery duel of three-fourths of an hour en sued, which resulted in the complete repulse of the Yankees with heavy loss. After their retreat, they sent in a flag of truce to bury their dead, and remove their wounded, per mission, to do which was granted them. There were reports in the city Saturday of a fight at Front Royal, but clo«e enquiry of passengers who came through from Winches ter, having left that place on Thursday, failed to elicit an}' confirmation of the rumor. And we may add that they express a disbelief' of its truth from their knowledge of the position of our forces. They think it probable that the fight in Clarke gave rise to the report of that at Front Royal, the persons reporting .the latter being mistaken in the locality. On the Upper Potomac all was epiict, the only Yankee force known to be on the south side of the river is the garrison at Harper's Ferry. Our cavalry continue to picket at Charlestown and the neighborhood of Shep herdstown.—Lynchburg Republican, Soy. 10. ♦ ♦ ♦ [Dispatch to the Chicago Times.] From \ T ashville. Louisville. Kv., Oct 27.—We received to day Nashville papers of tho 23d. The city was completely cue off" from the surrounding country by bands of rebel guerrillas, and marketing is beyond the reach of people in ordinary circumstances. Meat can be obtain ed, but vegetables, batter, cheese and eggs sell at such high rates that few can buy them. A foraging expedition sent- out on the 21st, visited the plantation of General G. S Dotiel son, in Sumner county, who is in the rebel service, and an adjoining farm, getting as much subsistence as they could bring away— indeed, bringing everything belonging to General Donelson except the overseer and negroes, amounting to over 300 cattle, 300 sheep, 300 bogs, and turkeys, chickens. &c, in abundance, besides six hundred wagon loads of cram, oats, &c, which they took into Nashville perfectly safe. The people of Nashville are in a state of •starvation; Tea is worth $5 a pound, and little is to be had at that; beef 30 cents a pound; common brown sugar SI a pound; flour $9 a barrel. Everything in tho grocery me sells in like.proportion. # On Thursday an expedition was sent out on the Murfreesboro pike, with the purpose of having a brush with the rebels reported in the vicinity. Instead of finding anything, they were greeted heartily with loud cheers from 200 loyal East Tennesseeans, who had been Secreted in the mountains, and wire making their way to join Ncgley's force. They en tered Nashville with the expedition, and were received with loud cheers of welcome. A spy was caught by the Federal pickets while attempting to pass through oiir lines.— •He waS brought to headquarters. On his person was found a roll of parchment con taining the names of 205 citizens who were armed" and ready at any moment the Con federates might make an attack upon the city, to rise and assist in driving the Federal forces from the city. Gen. Negley at once (seized all the arms in Xashville and sent the spy to the Penitentiary, Gen. Negley, in commond of the post of Nashville, Issued an order on the 21st, that all citizens shall deliver up immediately all arms and ammunition to headquarters. A refusal will be deemed evidence of disloyalty, and those refusing will be severely punished. Southern currency is exchanged in Nash ville for treasury notes at the following rates of discount: Union, State and Planters, 17 per cent.; Bank of Chattanooga, Southern Bank and Bank of Memphis, 40; Bank of Nashville, 35; Northern Bank and Bank of Middle Tennessee, 30. ♦ ♦ ♦ — Blockaders at Work. The Wilmington Journal, of Tuesday, fla y s: . , ,r We learn by a gentleman just from Mason borough Sound, that early this morning the blockaders commenced firing on a large Eng lish brig, supposed to be engaged in running the blockade." The brig was; run ashore off Masonboro'. At about 8 o'clock, block aders commenced firing on the State Salt Works. As we go to press the firing is plain ly heard in town We do not know the dam a-ethe brig has sustained. She bad no oeen taken possession of when our .nformant left. We will endeavor to get the lacts oy to morrow. Whoever will try alum and honey, a small portion of each, will never Buffer from boarso ners. Frnm the Mobile Tribune. €apt. W. Y. C. Si names. Our readers no doubt well remember the painful anxiety with which our people watch ed the memorable defence of Island No. 10, and the enthusiasm with which the whole country was thrilled by the obstinacy and gal lantry "with which our batteries there held out. Captain Humes commanded those batteries, and with the coolness, skill and heroism of that brilliant resistance his name must live in history. When No, 10 finally fell he was captured standing at his guns, and for six months has been immured in a Northern pri son. Under the cartel, however, he was re cently released, and through the instrumen tality of Gen. Slaughter, whose quick eye is ever swift in the grateful office of singling out for the right place the right man, Captain Humes has been called to the responsible po sition of Inspector of our batteries. Capt. H. graduated at the head of hia class in a mili tary school in which old Stonewall was at that time a professor. He then studied law. and rose to a high position at the bar. Imme diately upon the commencement of this revo lution he entered our army, and gradually, from that day to this, has so won upon the officers with whom he has been associated and the soldiers he has commanded, that it has long been an universal wish and a common expectation among them, as well as among I the people of Tennessee, that the people i would tender him a brigade. We mention these facts not so much to compliment this gallant young soldier, (who, however, we trust, will not be long allowed to feel that he is a stranger among us,) but to reassure the citizens that Mobile is, as far as he is concern ed, in the hands not only of brilliant courage but masterly ability, even in the very details of our preparations for the fray. Capt. Humes is a native of Abingdon, and son of J. N. Humes, Esq. » ♦ » Latest War IVews from the XortSa. New York dates of the sth instant, state that the Federal army is making rapid ad vances into the different Gaps of the Blue Ridge, heretofore held by the Confederates, and are now in possession of all the Gaps as far as Ashby's, their forces being in front of that position. On the 4th inst., Gen. Stahl, with a portion of Siegel's command, accord ing to the Northern accounts, drove the Con federates out of Throughfare Gap, and Gene ral Carl Schurz immediately occupied it.— General Bayard's force meantime holds Aldie and all the country between that point and Seigel's front. Buckland Mills is also stfited to be in possession of the Federals. The Herald states that the "rebels" are pretty closely outflanked, hemmed in, aud cut off from Richmond. It says that General Mc- Clelhm is fifty miles nearer the rebel capital than Gen. Lee's army, and a vigorous move ment —protected, of course, by a cautious at tention to his rear—may at any moment put him in possession of that place.— Lynchburg Republican. » ♦ « — Northern Elections. Richmond, Nov. 9.—The Baltimore Clipper, of the 7th, received at Winchester today an nounces the election of Seymour as Governor. In New York, nineteen Democrats and twelve Republicans elected to Congress. In New Jersey, Parker, Democrat, elected Governor : to Congress, four Democrats and one Repub lican. Illinois six Democrats and five Repub licans. lowa doubtful. There were one hundred and four Yankees captured near Winchester to-day. » ■» m Tiie Tories In Texas. The Houston News publishes the following from the northern part of the State ; Gainesville, Texas, Oct. 13. Editors Neics —l reached this place yester-' day amid the wildest state of excitement. A secret organization of the Lincolnites was de tected within the last few days, the object of which was to murder all the Secessionists, take the movable plunder with them to Mis souri, and burn up the balance that might be left. The militia of this and adjoining coun ties have collected to the number of four or five hundred. They have caught twenty-nine of the outlaws, and hung two of them yester day. Dr. Childs and brother will axamine the balance to-day, and if found guilty, they j will meet the same fate. It is said they had j secret signs and pass words. Those arrested are mostly from Cooke and Grayson counties, though they are said to exist all along the frontier counties. Yours respectfully, H. C. Stone. ♦ ♦ ♦ Message of tne Governor of Ga. MilledgevillE, Nov. 7.—Gov. Brown's an nual message was read to the Legislature yes terday. He refers principally to topics of State interest. In a special message the Go vernor takes ground against the conscript law, and submits the subject to the Legislature for action. Action is also recommended on the subject of Martial law, the habeas corpus and the impressment of private property. A Patriot.—An old man in' Lowndes coun ty, sending us the obituaries of his two boys lost in the war, writes the following noble sentiment: "I gave them up freely to my country; but I did expect to see them again. I have two more for the war, and when the old men are called upon I am ready to shoulder my mus ket and follow my boys who have fought so nobly." ♦ ♦ ♦ , Mobile, Nov. B.—A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, dated Holly Springs, Nov. 7th, says the excitement consequent up on the reported advance of the Abolitionists has subsided. The Abolitionists did not come this side of Lamar. .♦• % * Chattanooga, Nov. 10th.—It is now re ported that Buell has been reinforced bveigh- i teen thousand Federal troops under McCook or Thomas. - Everything remains quiet within our lines. It is not known here whether Nashville will he attacked or not. j Important from Washington. Important Dispatches Submitted by the French Legation A FOREIGN WAR BELIEVED INEVITA BLE. [Special Dispatch to the Daily Republican.] Winchester, Nov. llth«— The Baltimore Clipper of the 7th has been received here. A Washington dispatch of the 6th says dis patches of the greatest importance, which may affect a change in the whole aspect of the war, were to-day submitted by the French Legation to the Secretary of State. Gen. Halleck says a foreign war is inevita ble. » « From tbe West. Demonstrations on Nashville. Knokville, Nov. 9. On the sth instant a demonstration was made on Nashville by Forrest on the South and Morgan on the.North. , Morgan was quite successful in destroying many cars, locomotives and bridges. Our forces killed some 75 or 100 Abolition ists. Our loss was very slight. - Three Abolition brigades have reinforced Negley at Nashville. The place is strong. Morgan burnt railroad bridges and water tanks. He is at Galletin, Term. Gen. McCoun goes to Arkansas to join Pemberton. » ♦ 4 •- Number of Interments of Soldiers at Ckarlotit mile. . We learn that since the establishment of the hospitals at Charlottsville, Va., the num ber of soldiers who have been interred at that place, up to the Ist day of the present month, was six hundred and thirty-eight.— Lynchburg Republican. » • ♦ »—fe Fredericksburg, Nov. 9. A party of 75 Yankees made a raid into this place to-day. They said that the Democrats had swept the North, and that England and France had recognized us, and that Lord Jhyons was so in structed. No news of importance fram the army of the Potomac, except that there is skirmishing daily. ♦ » »—_L Raleigh, Nov. 10th.—Passengers by the Goldsboro' train report on apparently good authority that the Yankees came up to Lynn ville Sunday morning in three gunboats and teok posession of the town. They said ten boats would be upTiext day. -\ A dispatch to Gen. Vance from Gen. Mar tin, says the enemy have fallen hack to Ply mouth. »■♦ ♦ — Latest from our Army. By passengers who arrived jm the Orange & Alexandria train last night, we learned that heavy skirmishing was going on along our lines and outposts, but nothing more. Alt a gree that our army is a magnificent one—the finest we have ever marshalled and iv the best of spirits.— Lynchburg Virginian, 12. _«. 2 Fight In JVorth Carolina. An engagement occurred nearWilliamston, Martin county, N. C, on the afternoon of the 2d, between four companies of tbe 26th North Carolina regiment and a large force of Yan kees, who had marched from the town of Washington to a point on the Roanoke river below WilUamston, with a view of cutting off the 17th and 57ch North Carolina regiments, stationed in that neighborhood. The four companies engaged, were under command of Col. Burgwyn,.and held in cheek a largely superior force of the enemy during the day, and until the 17th and 57th regiments came up, when battle was offered, but declined by the enemy. Our loss is reported at two killed and thirty-one wounded, most of them only slightly. The enemy's loss is kriown to have I been much greater, one entire cavalry com j pany being cut up and destroyed.' This was the celebrated "White Horse" company, which has been a perfect terror to the people of Washington and sorrouuding country.— Richmond Dispatch. ♦ ■♦ ♦ Skirmish North of Gordonsville. Enemy Driven Back, dec, (ftp., dc. Richmond, Nov. 11. In the skirmish yesterday beyond Culpeper Court House, the enemy were driven back two miles, having encountered an unexpected obstruction in their advance on Gordonsville. Our loss trifling. It is asserted on good authority that there is no enemy South of the Rappahannock. I +++ _ . Death of General Villiplgne. Knoxville, Nov. ll.—Lieut. General Kir by Smith bas resumed his command in East Tennessee. General Bragg is in Chattanooga. An examining court, of which Lieut. Gen. Hardee is President, convened at Altamont on the loth inst., to examine general officers. General Villipigne died at Port Hudson on the 9th inst. Major Wash. Morgan, of General Morgan's command, died at Lexington the 7th ult., of a wound received there. ■♦'» » ; :— A Good Day's Work. The Legislature of Ala., on Saturday, pass ed a bill, appropriating two millions of dol j lars for the relief of the indigent families of I soldiers from that State. This measure will j relieve the hearts of the brave Alabama sol- ' diers, who are now enduring the hardships of camp life, and gives them the assurance that their farailica shall be cared for in their j ! absence. RiCHMONii, Nov. 10.—No definite accounts ( from above.; Heavy cannonading was heard this morning, beyond Gordonsville, and pas sengers report skirmishing at Flint Hill, Rap pahannock county. Five prisoners captured from the enemy yesterday at Fredericksburg arrived here to day. j Funeral Notices. No pre renting Providence, I expect to preach the funeral of the late James C Smith at Eliza beth Chapel, two miles east of Saltville, on Sun day next, the ISth inst.; and, on Sstnday, the 23d ins£., the funeral of the late George W. Phipps, at Duncan's Chapel in Smyth county, on the McAdam road above 7 Mile Ford. Nov. 14. GEO. R. BARR. <»«»■» For the Virginian. Appointments for Abingdon Circuit. Messrs. Editors :—I am sorry that circum stances, which are beyound my control, ren der it impossible for me to reach my first round of appointments. The appointments which I hope to be able to attend, are as fol lows : Baker's Chapel, Dec. 14th, at 10* o'clock. Carvosso, " " " 3£ . Laurel Spring, " 16th, "11 Worley's Chapel, " 17th, " " Maiden's S. 11., " 18th, " " Yellow Spring, " 19th, » Mahanaim, " 20th, M » E. &H. College, " 21st, " " Antioch, " " " 4 Cedarville, " 27th, "11 Washington Chap. " 28th, " 10J " McCulloch's Chap." " " 4 Kelly's Chap., M 30th, "11 Liberty Hall, " 31st, " " Widner's, Jan. Ist, « " " Wright's Chap., V 2d, " " Cedar Bluff, " 3d, " '« , Zion, " 4th, " " Jone's, " 10th," " R. N. PRICE. • ♦ • figlfThe following appointments for the first round of Quarterly Meetings in the Abingdon District: Abingdon Station, Nov. 8& 9 Bristol Circuit, at Paperville, " 15 &16 Bristol Staiion, «« 22 &23 Abingdon Circuit, at McCulloch's, Dec. 6& 7 Blountville " '« Eakin's Chaple, 13 &14 Lebanon " " Sulphur Springs, 27 &28 1868 Jeffersonville " - " Liberty-Hill, Jan. 3& 4 Saltville " " Union, " 10 &11 The District Stewards will please meet at Abingdon, Nov. Bth. Speedwell Oct. 25th 1862. J M. McTEEE. "marriage^ On the 6th inst., oy the Rev. James McChain, Mr. Benjamin F. Buown, cf Buckingham, and Miss FnAxens J. Crow, of this eoutrty. OBITUARIES. . Died, at Clifton, Russell Co., Va., on Monday evening, the 13th ult., Mrs. Mary McCano less Smith, relict of tho late Col. Harry Smith, in the Sod year of her age. Practical virtue is the basis, as well as the standard of moral character, and makes its ap. propriate impression upon all who are brought within the range of its influence. Hence those, who are the witnesses of our conduce through life, make up and render the verdict upon our characters. Tried by this standard, the subject I of this obituary is surpassed by few, if any, in | the high estimation in which her many virtues were held by a large circle of friends and ac quaintances. During a long life, spent in the same neighborhood, such was her conduct in tho domestic and social circle, and in all the relations of life peculiar to woman's sphere of action, that alt were friends and none were enemies. Mrs. Smith, in early life, made a profession of religion, and to the period of her death, main-, tamed in her christian character, the high dig nity of that profession. Living daily, as she "did, with reference to eternity, when a linger ing, wasting disease brought her gradually to the portals of the grave, she was enabled, with full hope of a glorious immortality, calmly to / resign her spirit into the hands of Him who gave it Her friends will long remember the I many exce lencies of her character, and indulge j the pleasing assurance, that their loss is her "eternal gain." A FRIEND. Oct. 25th, 1862. Died, at General Hospital, No 2, Lynchburg, on the 14th of Oct, Thomas G. Staxfield, of Co. 8., 48th Regt. Va., Vols. The deceased was a resident of this county, and a good and gallant young man. Valuable Property for Sale. THE nndersigned will sell, on the first day of December, at his Farm near the Alum Well in this county, all his Farming Utensils, com prising the usual variety, together with a Corn- Sheller, Grindstone, Crosscut Saw, Cutting- Knife &c, &c. Also, Horses, Mule Cqjts, Milch Cows, Year- j lings, Sheep and Hogs. Also a quantity of Hay, Fodder. &c. The farm, containing 276 acres, in a tolera ble state of cultivation, will be sold or rented at the same time. Terms—For all snms under ten dollars cash —that amount and over, a credit of six months will be given, tho purchaser giving bond with security bearing interest from date. Nov. 14th,. 1862—3w T. L. WADE. ggf Lynchburg Republican will please insert three times, and send account to this office for collection. . STRAY CATTM3. FIVE stray cattle got in with my drove some where in Russell county on Thursday last. The owner can get them by applying to me 4 miles South of Abingdon. Nov. 14, 1862—3w JOHN C. GRAY. LAND FOR SAM?. IWILL sell to the highest bidder, on six months time, on tbe first day of the Novem "ber Court, 1862, iri'front of the C. H.. the one sixth interest in the Carpenter Land, lying about 4 miles east of Abingdon, supposed to be 30 | acres. JAS. L. F. CAMPBELL, j Nov. 7fb, 1852—3w Aucticncr. j XOTIC'-E» I SEE that I hr.ye been advertised by Capt. Frank Fhidlay as.a <lesercer from his com pany. I am not a deserter, and desire to set myself right. In the fit st place. I never was mustered into his Company, and in the second place he had no Company to be mustered into. I was in camp with his little squad some days, and returned home with a severe attack of dip theria. While at home, I was legally advised ' that Capt. Findlay had no right to me" as I was over 18, and couM not belong to the State Line. I started to Jackscn's command, but a relapse of the disease compelled me to return home where I expect to remain until my health is re stored, and then join the army in Northern Vir ginia. * FELIX MILLER. Nov. 14, 1862— Iw VIRGINIA:— At Rules held in tbe Clerk's office of the County Court of Wise county, on Monday, the 3d day el November, 1862 : Henry Skeen, Plaintiff, vs. W. R. and John W. Powers, Defendants. In Case on Attachment. The object of this suit is to recover of the de fendants the sum of which will l»e due as follows : —S26filtt6§'will be due on the Ist day of April. 1868, and 5266.66§ on the Ist day of April, 1804—and to subject to sale for the payment thereof, a certain tract of- land in the county of Wise, belonging to the defendants, which has been attached for the purpose: And it appearing by legal evidence that the s;iid de fendants are not residsnts of tliisState. they are therefore required to appear here within one month after due publication of this order, and do what is necessary to protect their interest in this suit. A copy.—Teste, H. H. DOTSON, d. c. Nov. 14, 1862—4w T7TRGOIA:--At RulesheLf in the Clerk's T offke of the County Court of Wise county, on Monday, the 3d day of November, 1862: John Holbrook, Plaintiff, vs. Ira Gilliam, . Defendant, In Case on Attachment. The object.of this suit is to recover of tho de fendant the sum of §105.00, due by note, with interest thereon from the Ist day of June, 1861, and subject to the payment thereof, any funds in the hands of A. W. Smith, belonging to de fendant, and subject to sale for the payment thereof, a certain tract of hind in Wise county, belonging to the defendant, which has been at tached for the purpose: And it appearing by legal evidence that the said defendant is not a resident of this State, he is therefore required to appear here within one mouth after due pub lication of this.order, ami do what is necessary to protect his interest in this suit. A copy.—Teste, H. B. DOTSON, n. c. Nov. 14, 18C2—4w Rules held in the Clerk's T office of the County Court of Wise county, on Monday, the 3d day of November, 1862: David Vance, Plaintiff, vs. John Gilliam, Defendant. In Case on Attachment*, The object of this suit is to recover of tbe de fendant the sum of $200.00, due by note, with I legal interest thereon from the 28 I day of Octo ber, 1861, and subject to the.payment thereof, any funds of the defendant's that may be in the hands of Ellis Dean and W. L. Beverly, who have been garnis-heed for the purpose: And it appearing by legal evidence that tuesaid defend ant is not a resident of this State, he is therefore required to appear here within on: month after due publication of this order, and dol what is ne- I cessary to protect his interest in t!.is>uit. A Copy. —Teste, H. H. DOT3ON, n. c. Nov. 14. 1862—4w Taken up at Richmond. Ky. A slave Boy John, who says he belongs to Jackson Reed, near Lexington. Ky. Said Roy !is now in custody at Lebanon, Va. May be had by the ownec paying the reward & charges, JOSEPH McINTIRE. Nov. 7th, 1862—3w FLAXSEED wanted, for which we will pay the'highest cash prices. j Nov. 7th, 1862.—2 m WM- «?. HURT. A Deserter. FELIX G. MILLER, of Washington county, about 18 years old, six feet high, spare made, with dark hair and eyes, is a deserter from my company. The legal reward of $30 will be given for his apprehension and confinement in jail. F. S FINDLAY, Capt. Cay. Va. State Line. * Oct. 31, 1882—3t 100.000 Fruit Trees lor Sale. <£» PERSONS wishing to make, a safe invest - f£gsc* ment, would do well to secure a good selection x>f Fruit (at old prices) now, while money is plenty. I will furnish Apple Trees of the mo>t approved varieties at from 15 to $20 per hundred, delivered it the Depot in Abingdon, packed carefully for transporta tion. ! Catalogues will be furnished by mail when applied for. SAM'b W. CAUNAHAN. Oct. 31,1862. N. B.—Now is the season for plnntinft Stolen. g\S Thursday night last, a dark Bay Mare, 6 \J years old, 15$ hands high, with a scar on her left eye, and one white hind foot, was taken from the Stable of Col. H. A. Greever, at ibe Smyth county line. The thief was traced to wards Abingdon. A liberal reward wnl fa given for the delivery of the mare and the ap prehension of the thief, or either. WM. S. GREEVER. Oct. 24, 1862—3t , Disolution. THE partnership heretofore exis' r ng between th(| undersigned, was dissolve.! by mutual consent on the Ist day ufOctabcr Itjj-- SAM'L HURT, J. L. FIELDS, F. B. &S. Hurt will attend to the settlement of the business. Oct. 17. 1862.—3t rf\ GALS, Spirits Turpentine, and 1.500 OU pounds Spanish Whiting. j Oct. 10, '62. T. O. McCONNrLL & Co.