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Destructive fire at Nashville, Tenn. --On Sunday morning last, about half-past 1 o'clock, a fire broke out in a large business house, on the north side of the public square, in Nashville, Tenn. The Gazette says: For the past three weeks the house has been used as one of the depots for military stores, but during the last week between forty and fifty companies have been supplied, by which fortunate occurrence the stock was reduced to about $17,000, which was destroyed. The goods were insured for $15,000--one-half in the Insurance Company of the State of Virginia, and the other half in the Lynchburg Hose of Virginia. The adjoining house, occupied by Porter, Johnson & Co., was also considerably damaged by the fire. The stock of this firm was saved in a slightly damaged condition — fully insured. The house of Morgan & Co., on the west side, was damaged to the amount of $700 or $1,000 --insured.
Lamentable Accident. --Yesterday evening, about five o'clock, as one of the boats of the St. Phillip, late Star of the West, was engaged in towing another boat having in it the anchor and chain, the latter boat being overloaded, was capsized, and, being lashed to the towing boat, caused her to sink with some persons aboard, of whom five were drowned. Those drowned were Midshipman J. F. Holden, Quartermaster Martin Brown, Henry Russell and Henry Morgan, boys.--N. O. Delta, 18th.
accident occurred to members of the crew of the steamship St. Phillipe, (late Star of the West,) resulting in the loss of four valuable lives. The circumstances were these: Two boats were lashed together, one carrying a kedge anchor and the other towing the loaded boat, when, owing to the weight of the anchor and the rapidity of the current, the loaded boat capsized, carrying the other with it, which had on board seven persons, three of whom were rescued. The names of the lost we give below: Midshipman J. T. Holden, of Tennessee, lately from the Annapolis Naval School; Quartermaster Martin Brown; and Henry Russell and Henry Morgan, boys. Lieutenant Comstock, commanding the St. Phillipe, and his officers and men, did all that was possible to save the lives of the drowninging men, but not in time to save all. Dr. Ralph Darby, Assistant Surgeon, jerked off his coat, took several life-preservers, and plunged into the river to swim to their rescue.--N. O. Crescent of Saturday.
ghborhood of Helena, Vicksburg, and Holly Springs. It was said that seventy thousand men were as the latter place, under Gens. Lovell and Van Dord. A report was in Memphis on Sunday, that a force of a thousand rebel cavalry have stationed themselves nine miles from there, on the Memphis and Charleston road, and have taken possession of the line with their headquarters in the vicinity of Noncombat and is supposed to be the advance of a large rebel force who have designs upon the city. Morgan's rebel guerrillas in Kentucky have met with some and reversed of late. Col. Edward Me Cook, with 500 cavalry, left Crab Crobard on Thursday morning, and encountered several bands of them, and Scott's rebel cavalry at Point Lick and Big Hill, killing four or five and capturing their telegraph operator, with his apparatus; also, thirty-three wagons, partly loaned. The remainder of the rebels went towards Mount Vernon. Letter of Secretary Reward to our Ministers abroad. Department of
Petition. Items --The following parties were received yesterday at the Military prison of the Eastern District, viz: George Thompson, deserter; J. H. Hill, for drawing money from the Paymaster on forged papers; Pennis Lynch, 16th Mississippi, desertion, five soldiers from Lieut. M. Dowell, to be court Marshalled, viz: Lowis. Whalbrook, John O'Brien, Harvey and Harrison Burchett. Eleven white men, (mostly deserters) and one negro, were arrested at five o'clock yesterday morning by Detective Caphart, of the Eastern District, and a guard, in the over H. W. Tyler's old store, corner of 17th and Main streets. Five North Carolina soldiers were received from that State yesterday to be returned to their regiments, viz: Henry Morgan, Lewis Dobay, George Earley, John W. Garner, and Caleb B er. Charles Fisher, tended to thirty days' imprisonment by Court-Martial for stealing a which, was also lodged in prison.