omattox river at Point of Rocks.
The rebel troops evacuating Savannah are, doubtless, on their way to reinforce Lee. In addition to these, Breckinridge's forces are expected to appear on this front, and we may confidently look for a renewal of active hostilities, initiated by Lee, at an early day.
The Yankee expedition up the Roanoke.
The New York Herald has the following about the failure of the Roanoke expedition:
The Union expedition from Plymouth, North Carolina, under Colonel Franklin, has returned to that place.
They proceeded as far as Rainbow Bluff, on the Roanoke river, where, it is said, the rebels were found in strong force, under General Hoke.
Gunboats, which were to have co-operated with Colonel Frankie, were, to a great extent, prevented from fulfilling their allotted part of the expedition by the torpedoes in the Roanoke.
One of these concealed rebel missiles was recently exploded under the steamer General Berry, in Albemarle sound, but did her no damage
awson, butchers in the Second Market, were each charged with buying beef from the canal boats for the purpose of reselling the same at their stalls.
In the case of Lawson, the plea of buying for the Government in conformity with a contract was set up, and a continuance was granted to prove the same; but Sledd set up no defence, and was therefore fined fifty dollars and the beef ordered to be confiscated.
Thomas Anderson, a young white man, was charged with assaulting and beating Mrs. Martha Franklin, his mother-in-law, an old lady upwards of seventy years of age. The case being clearly made out, the Mayor required the prisoner to give security in the sum of five hundred dollars for his good behavior, and the like sum to answer a bill of indictment by the Grand Jury, neither of which requirements had he conformed to when the court adjourned.
Mrs. Ann Mosby was fined fifty dollars for permitting her servant, Malachi, to go and a fine of ten dollars was upon Mrs. Ann Anderson