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4 i k Spirit of K A LEIGH. N. 5; 'it . . . ' v 1IONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 136$. : a! M. GORMAN, Propiuktok. TIIEO. II. HILL, Editok. Thetinly' Terms of this Paper. Fot twelve months ; $4 00 Por nine months 3 U) For ix months ' .2 00 For three mouths 1 00 TO BE TAID IXYAIUAELY IN ADVAWCE. Advertisements Inserted at $2 per square (ten Ines or Icaa) for the first, insertion and $1 fur each, f ubsetjucnt insertion. All Obituary Noticce, IteBolutioq&dfitopted by Orders, Societies, &c., and Poetry jtct personal caturc, inscribed to Individuals, &c, must be 4aid for at the rate of ten cents per line, and tho money must accompany them whenent to th Editor. : ' These terms will. bo inviolably adhered to. THE HEWS. . fko.m vlugisia. On 'Saturday evening last, the enemy, in heavy force, crossed the Rapid Ann at ' three fords ; Morton's, Raccoon Ford and Barnctt's the last about three miles froraOrange Court House, and the others dower down the river. At two of the ford3, Morton's, and Barnett's, the enemy ;was repulsed and driven across'the river. It is supposed that this movement was merely intended to engage Lee's attention, and to cover important movements on the Peninsula. . . In the engagement at Barnett's Ford, one yatikgp captain and thirty-nine pri vates were captured. The forces engaged on our side, at this . point, consisted of Gen. Scales' N" C. brigade and Gen. Lomax's cavalry. At Morton's Ford, Gen. Edward Johnson's Division, checked the enemy's advance and pursued them beyond the river. The casualties are reported as slight. The following, official despatch from Gen. Lee, details the operations of Gen. Rosser in the Valley,, briefly announced rrfninuxlast issue: crossed the York River railroad near Dispatch station, and attempted to tord the Chipkahominy at Grapevine bridge, or what is more commonly known as McCleilans bridge; evidently, intending to get in our. rear. They found it lm possible to ford the Chickahominy here, on account of the large amount of felled timber in the swamp. After an inefiec- tuaUattempt to et; thrjugh the swamp, they retired m thetiirection of laiieya ville,' which is about eight miles from Bottom s bridge. At a late hour in the atternoon mior- tnation ws brought in by our scouts that a large force of the enemy, wnicn had been massed at Barkamsville in trie mornine. had moved forward to Talleys- vilk;. and was then advancins. The entire force of the enemy is distinctly stated as 'follows : Three lriyad.es of infantry, four regiments of eat air. and twelve nieces of artillery. This is relia.-. ble. Telegrams from Richmond dated the 10th inst, say that Confederate eight per cent bonds sold at auction to -day f ot one hundred and ten to one hundred and twemy-one ancMnterest seven per cents, sold for one hundred and six and one half. Bonds of the fifteen million loan, coupon, 173 : do registered, 1G0 ; Cotton loan bonds 175. flat. - They add that one hundred and nine officers, including Col. Straight, escaped from the Libby prison last night, through a tunnel sixty feet long, opening into a vacant lot on the opposite side of the street. Eighteen of these . have since been are taken. t FROM TENNESSEE. FROM EASTERN NORTH CAWI.1NA. - The fallowing is a'n official , dispatch from Maj. Geru Whiting, ditbd Wilming ton, February -ith. : . To Gen. S. Cooper :lOn the 2(5 inst.. Gen. Martin, with the Seventeenth an i , Forty-secwd, and Col."' Jackson's com- mand from Kenansvillc, broke tha rail road at Shepherdsville, driving try? ene.. my from their works a export bar racks ajid across Newport river. . 3 . . ll. ll niTiMi.. ' '.yiiajor General. A telegram from Wilmington dated. the 9th' inst., says : A fire occurred here last night which consumed erie thousand and twenty-rive' bales of cotton belonging "to the Chicora Consolidated Joint St-iCorapany ant J. R. Morrison. It was' partially, insu red. Loss $700,000. ft " The steamer Sperukie is ashore under the guns of Fort Caswell. The cargo jt is thought will be principally saved, and the Vtissel probably lost. . . Seventy -thrceyanTe prisoners cap- for the withdrawal of the .November rccnMiiution upon the penalty of their'oc i cupation ol Schle&wig. In consequence OI lius reiuaai tue euu ux iv. ers haye left Copenhagen": The proposition for the new French loan of twelve million pounds sterling met with extraordinary success, the bids. exceeding thirteen times the amount re -quired. ;- The London stoclrex change is feverish in consequence of the. warlike aspect of affairs in Germany. Austrian troops T7ere on the way to occupy Schelswig, Ilolstein. m Confederate loan 44. . Cotton lower. Breadstuffs advanced. Correction. - In an article prepared for our last pa per, entitled A Chapter .on Puns,", we MISCELLANEOUS IT3H5. Mrs. General R E. Lee rcccy f'reV seated 37 pair of gloves, made th her" own hands to a detail of men 1 fpm theN-. 53d regiment Nortfi Carolina trc?s, eh- . gaged in the building the hnt road, near Orange Court House, Ta. . We learn that a bear .was killed in this County on Saturday last, by' Mr. Caleb Penny, about ten miles frm:i this place. He weighed 159' pour ds ross, and 127 nett. , llis'meat was sold n the Raleigh market on Monday morning. Another steamer, in which the SUe is interested, has arrived through the ' blockade, bringing full carg . " J&i . Amos Kendall, who renftiiflv nrrs-ded qted, from Poe's Marginalia,' a nuinjf V r tive meeli a Pm ber of his witticisms. U nluckily, one oy ion Uur compositors, while correcting thesp-iung up his minJ Shepardsville, belosv Newbern, arrived here to-day. . a We have nothing aew frem our lines below Kinston. : ' COXGRESSIOIJAt. - - The Senate has amended antJ pissed the general appropriation bill. The tax bill is still being considered by the Senate, in secresession. In the House the-evidence of the re enlistment of large Mnaers of troops from various States tss been presented,, and a resolution of thanks adopted. ado made a dash upon the enemy's out posts on Thursday, in which' they - cap tured eleven and killed eight Yankees. Aifotherf dated the 9th, says that Gen. Tiiorton's cavalry drove in the enemy s pickets and captured one' caisson and a few. wagons within four miles of Knox ville on the Sth inst. , . 4 . Reports "from Knoxville and various sources, represe nt the garrison there in great suffering, from small pox, cf which there are 700 cases, and 'a scarcity of rations. . ' ', - . ' Quarles' Tenncssee Brigade has re-enlis ted for the war. . ; FROM THE SOUTHWEST. errors maiked on the proof-sheet, chanc ed, some how o.r other, to remove entire- tured by Gen. Marfca Ust week at iy several words which materially aftec- rcu i li pjull-wiiw v . i ses cited; and we did not discovcf the omission until nearly hflf of our issue had. been printed.? The quotation to yrhich we refer, originally stood as fol lows: v i "Mirabeau, I fancy, acquired his won rJf.rfnl tact, at foreseeinr and meeting; contingencies, during his residence in the stronghold oJf.'. Now, the hurry. or inadvertence of our r typographer, totally destroyed the point of this, for" the Words he omitted were " in the stronghold of ,Our author was thus pced in the hapless category of one, whom John G. Saxe thus addresses in -some- humorous stanzas, entitled, u Comic Miseries :" You drop a pretty jeu-de-mot Into a neighbor's ears, Who likes to give you credit for The clever thing he hears, And so he hawks your jest about, . The old authentic one, Just breaking off the point of it, And leaving out the pun!" It is understood the House . Judiciary A telccram -from Morristown,. dated ; Committee has reportqd a bill in secret: the -6th inst. states that Gilmer's brig- session sasp.enu we writ oi naueas , Cooper: On tue 30th Gen. Rosser can- tured a train ef ninety three wagons loaded with commissary stores and for age, on their way from New Creek to Petersburg, Hardy county. Also 300 mules and twenty prisoners. The' guard of eight hundred infantry escaped to tho mountains. Our kss twenty-five killed and wounded. Information of the advance upon Petersburg having been received, the garrison evacuated it during the night. On the 2d Rosser destroyed the bridges over Patterson's creek, and cap-' tured forty prisoners. Two hundred and seventy prisoners, fifty wagons and teams, twelve hundred cattle and five hundred sheep hae been brought off. Gem Rosser has shown great energy and skill and deserves great credit. R. E. Lee. Another despatch announces the cap -. turc by our cavalry of a number of yan kees, on Sunday last, near Kettle Run in Fauquier county The Richmond Examiner 'of the 9th . inst., gives the following account of he enemy's operations on the Tcninsula: Some days ago o report was obtained by the authorities hero from a Yankeo deserter, -that the enemy was contempla ting a raid, in considerable force, on . Richmond. The report obtained consis tency from a number of circumstances, and impressed the authorities to such a degree that a disposition of forces was made to anticipate the bupposcd designs of the enemy. . At nine o'clock Saturday night, a force of the enemy, numbers not known, but consisting ot cavalry with some ar tillery,, made a demonstration at Bot tom's bridge and drove in our pickets. A dispatch was also received early Monday morning from -General Wade Hampton, at Hamilton's Crossing,i?tating . that tho enemy was threatening an ad- , vancc. A train was dispatched to hi relief 4 In the meantime, out of the excite ment in Richmond had been suddenly, produced the. most wild and extravagant rumors, the enumeration of which would , be idle and tedious. , In tho progress of the day these re ports assumed a njpre definite form. ltppcarcd that the enemy made anoth- cr demonstration on Col. Shingler's lines, on .Monday morning, and, in this instance, were repulsed,, some two or three companies being engaged on our - side. The force of the enemy was not un- . covered, but as fur as t could be per ceived consisted of five regiments, most ly cavalry; it being doubtful, of course. whether thcy were only an advance f guayd or the entire Jorcc. After their demonstration in the mornt ,ng at Bottom's bridge, the enemy, or a considerable detachment of his cavalry, .BiacK on me 3d inst ' The House has postponed indefinitely the Senate bill for the' organization or" the General's Staff I - It has also passed a bill to pay subal tern officers for the performance of temporary staff duty, under orders from, superiors. ' . ' . , Some days ago bot Houses, in secret: session, passed a bill., to impose regula-' tions on foreign comrierce, and a bill to' prol&bit the introduction of luxuries af ter flie ,1st of March. The President having approved botjof the bills the in junction of secrecy was removed toTday. The first prohibits, .the exportation of cotton, tooacco, rxiiitary -ana f naval mola'ltes. and rice, and or. f admg or trans-. porting such articlNjrl all - persons . f f hirh stores, sugar. i i loneus any yessei o m nicie, slaves animals, engaged , tered by Jackson's cryalry and seVies toP&&.JV. : mJklZU 1 7' - r. 1 . of fights ensued of "winch we have no particulars. ' The following press dispatches contain all the intelligence we have as yet re. ceived of the enemy's movements in this quarter. t Mobile, February 5. A special t the Evening iJews, dated Clinton, 4th, says : Sherman's two corps ifnder McPherson and Hurlbert, arc advancing. General Jackson has fought them all day. They made but two miles to-day, and will encamp to-night six" or eight miles below Clinton. Persons report thex advancing column to be thirty thousand strong. General Ross whipped their cavalry on the Yazoo, yesterday, in- a hand-to-hand fight with pistols. t . SECOND DISPATCH '. Mobile, 'February 5. A special to the Register and Advertiser, from Jac&son, dated yesterday, says: The enemy crossed the Big Black yes terthiy. They threw over six regiments of infantry, two of cavalry, and two bat teries at the railroad bridge. They at tempted to cross at Messengar's.but failed, and are now attempting to cross at Birdsong's. The city is full of rumours, and some excitement prevails, bnt the people are generally confident. - prescribed by the President Tho 'yond enumerates a long list.of prohibit- articles, and in or- der to confine imputations to articles of necessity and common use alone, the See retary of the Treasury shall prescribe the maximum on foreign prices aftahd with in which importations of articles, partly or wholly cotto'n, flax, wool and silk shajl be made. Any articles imported contrary to this act shall be forfeited and. the owner pay double the value thereof. Both acts expire oil the day of a treaty of peace. . ' The Senate passed 'in secret session and removed the .injunction, of .secrecy from an act to provide a Bureau for for eign -supplies. It-is now under consid eration in secret session in the House. Advices of the 10th inst. state that the House has amended and passed in secret . session the Senate Military Bill and returned it to the Sen ate. The injunction of secrecy has been rcmov- J ed, hut the length which our news article ha9 already attained Drecludes the publication of its provisions in this issue. The House has again passed the CurrencT'fcill and it now awaits the ' action of the tSenate." Other Congressional news unimportant. . ' FROM TEE UNITED STATES. The Yankee House of Representatives has passed, a bill reviving the grade of Lt. General, and recommended' General Grant for the portion. James B.' Clay died recently in -Canada. A New Otlearn letter to ' the Herald, dated the 2fth" 'says that all parties in that City declare that Mobile is about being attacked , by Farragut on water and by the troops of Banks on land. Th'e Alabama rhas destroyed, the ship Contest in the Strait of Sunda. The -vessel and cargo valued "at one million dollars. ' ' . t The Baltimore American 'say that Averill overtook Rosser near Spi ingfield when a Revere., engagement ensued, in. which the relieiS were defeated and the prisoners aken at Patterson's Creek re captured. " . . ' The rebels liavo captured. and burnt the steamer Levi on -the Ka'nawha river. Brig. GenrSccmmon and one of his statT were captured with the boat. Religious Liquor Dealers. The Christian Index, published at .Ma con Geo'., contains in its issue of the Sth inst, an answer to the -question, u is it right for Church Members to deal in Ardent Spirits, whether by manufact uring or Rolling at t liic answer giv en is f( sensible, pertinent and convince had de rates really intended to dissolve the Union!, Some such suspicion has been prevailing a long time , among a great many people down in Dixie. . ' ' , & Hon. Jno. Wilcox of Texas, a mem ber of the House of Representatives,' uropped dead in a moment at his toouvi on Monday morning last, whil"t appa rently in perfect health. He was a na- tive of North Carolina. . A line of telegraph has been establish ialied ttween Fiyctteville and Ral- . eigh. . ' . . . It is the purpose of the Publishing Company of the Meihodist Episcopal Church of this State J'to open a Book store in this city in a few days, for the sale of religious, historical, scie'itiiic and literary publications, Sabbath and oth er school books,' stationary &c. They have a sensation rumor in Rich1 mond, about Louis Napoleon having written a letter to President . Davis, fti "! which 4 the Man of Destiny' says, or is reported to have said, that if the South will agree to gradually emancipate- her slaves, he wiil recognize, break tho blockade," and otherwise' materially as sist in establishing this nation! ; . The Progress say : Thlit little report about the taking o( Suffork with five hundred Yankee pris- A oners was a big lie. Later news from wuriuu, muo noriugemenr, rcgremnrj ,,,AAfi AT . Vi xt:-. TT that section says theje are not any Yan- The Sclma (Ala.) Reporter has infor mation of a fight between Lewis' sqado ron of cavalry and the enemy, near Le banon, Ala., on Wednesday last. The enemy, nine thousand strong, subse quently abandoned Lebanon4 Ala., and retreated towards the Tennessee riv.er. Our forces numbered 400 only. Tho Reporter's correspondent says the Yan kee forces at Lark.in's Ferry numbers at leust 40,000. FROM FLORIDA. " An official dispatch from Lake City, Fla., on the Sth, reports eighteen of the enemy's vessels, .gunboats and transDorts, as having arrived at Jacksonville, Fla.- It is believed a large force have landed. They were said to be advancing last 1 The attempt of the rebels to take night. TROil CHARLESTON. There has been no change ii the mili tary status at Charleston,with the excep tion that another Monitor has been 'ad ded to' the eViemy's fleet Occasional shots are fired at the city or at Sumter, but the yankecs appear to p be mainly busied in hauling ammunition to Gregg and Cumming's point batteries. The enemy's advance on Johnson's Island ha bccn'checked, aid our pickets now occupy . ihe position they formerly lipid. ' Newbern was handsomely repulsed. - It. is believed the. Union forced are able to hold the city. ' On the 28th Col. Phillips drove Roddy, to the North side of the Tensessee-rive"'-and captured his trains, two hundred cattle and six hundred sheep. ; ' - , Gold unchanged. . . ' FROjI EUROPE. Tifo Bslt'msore 4ni-erican of thelth :nst.v!contlns the 'following summary tf European mtolligcacu : . Denmark absolutely rejects the ulti matum ct Prvsia and Austria, callin-r that lack of space precludes its publipao tion entire. . . It is not a tirre for christians to in duige in a businesf even questionable propuety, much lessT?rihjx which is conuemniju ov me goou ser.&Tfftiiian - H thro'py and moral feelings of all therta. and good. , The rod of our covenant keeping Father, is upon us, and 'calls for repentance and humiliation. Let vis bring forth fruits worthy of repentance. But the manufacturer and vendor of ar- aent spirits losters evil, iie encourages drunkenness; this dethrones reason i blunts the moral sense, debases all the better feelings and- noble principles of men, anu lis mem ior-proianity, Sab bath breaking, theft, murder and de bauchery, in its most revolting "aspects. The intelligent man, who in this age of the world, and under present circum. stances, would engage in the liquor traf ficf must first obt iin his consent to stop his ears Jo these injunctions of the Bi ble, " Abstain from every appearance of evil. Let not you good be evil spoken of. Cease to do evil, learn to do. well. Be ready to every good word and woik." He must cease to love his neighbor as nimeit anu to ao otners as he would nave ttiem do unto him. He must love his gams better than the temporal, spir itual! weltare ot men. ile must become lndiherent to the social well-bein of th ord tor soie aim and desire is the accumulation ! Tl 1i i- w- oi money, ne Fens nimselt to d-. 5vil because ne loves the wages of unright eousness.' -: He puts a stumbling block in the way of his neighbor, over which he pliwOa tthe, dark prison-house of , Uisgiaces the church of which vi wiij no a Ik Judas did its Head, for less ft pieces of silver. He' destroys i - . , . . ueiic oi nis menus in tne since his relurirus nrofessions : nlaAs him. t - .a " 7 A w, stlf -bevAjiid ti-.e pale of christian fellows ship with "his brethien, destroys hisaoil 'ty tgjud-e of mor.'l and religious sub jects : rewiers himself cillous to relitrious ! impressions, and'cxcludcs himself from i rrry .nf city some twenty persons have profess- ed conversion and the religious interest is increasinz. . HaTry Macarthy the Arkansas come. diah died a few days since, near Atlanta, .Geo. He was the author of " Tho Bra- nie Blue Flas" and several other Mrmiiln w " t ' v ifc songs. "u Alas! p(or Yorick !" Among the prisoners ciptyred near. Newbern, were several deserters from, our army. Two of these' have already been executed and others aro jridergoing trial. . It is estimated that t'io Confederate income tax now being ptid, vill amount to three or four hundred ioillius' of dol lars in the Confedeiacy. Tn-? Charlotte Democrat 'says, in Mecklenburg county alone, it is thought the tax will reach eight hundred thousand dollars. This will certainly greatly redu e the amount of notes in circulation. If you cannot inspire a wemm with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of yourself, and all thf runs over, wiil be yours. . ' Genl. Hood has been pronotsd to the rank cf L'eut General. The venerable Editor of the Hillsboro Recorder,announce iuhislist iaS33, that his paper has just entered upon the forty fifth year of its age. May he live to re cord its centennial anniversary. " It is generally reported that, for some time past, the House. of Representatives Lhas been considering, in secret session, a bill to suspend the haleix eorpus ; aud it is believed by a portion of the puWic that fehe bill has -been passed in this branch of Congress 44 withcertiin reservations." j a participation in any of the divine prom. is2s. He incurs the divine displeasure awakens the suspicion of all the od who kno him, and should, if he pyr sists, after afi'sctionate admouition and warning, be excluded from a participa tion in the privileges and communion- of the church. The Pr.EsiiJi.ST'a Abxjuess to the Armt. We rertt our inibility to publish this week the admirable address of Prudent Davis to th &t my elfitv.d fay the general, spontaneous re-ea- iutment for the war of ur gaU.iPt war-vora vftrnn. It liall appear !n full in our ue.xt ia A despatch received Saturday at the War Department from Major General Whiting estimates, by tne admission of prisoners, the enemy's loss in the fight at Bitchelor's creek at fifteen hundred men. The enemy's niters m-ik much lighter of the afliir. . .Gov. Gambelj, of MissoJ ld:eJ 'the 2d inst. .J (j ) M Ge . It Ryie," a stron ceuds IJ ivard, of Dalawa live Senate. on ... : V 0 4- 'I f