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Colored Wide-Awakes provided for. --Six negroes, who were in the Wide Awake parade at Bristol, Pa, on the 2d of November last, were convicted of riot on that occasion, in the Bucks County Court, last week, and sent to the penitentiary for fifteen months.--Four of them were sentenced to one year additional for breaking into the house of Joseph Downing on the same night.
Collision. --The steamer Great Eastern, from Quebec for Liverpool, got in contact with the ship James Nesmith, Watts, off Green Island on the 6th instant. The latter had her bulwarks and rigging carried away on one side, and will have to return to Quebec for repairs. She sailed for Bristol the 3d instant. The Great Eastern it is believed, received no damage, as she had proceeded on her voyage.
Lincoln's emissaries at work in Tennessee. Our Lynchburg correspondent furnishes us with information direct from the locality of the burnt bridge in East Tennessee, to which allusion is made in the telegraphic column. The one known to be burnt is called "Union bridge," and crosses the Holston river, eleven miles beyond Bristol. Its length is nearly 150 yards, and it will require at least fifteen days to repair it so that the trains can pass over. In the meantime, passengers and baggage will be transferred across the stream, in order to keep up the connection this way. It is also reported that another bridge has been burnt on the East Tennessee road, near Carter's depot! but of this we have no authentic information. The villainous emissaries of Lincoln continued their work by cutting the telegraph wires, and the whole transaction may be regarded as preliminary to an advance upon our forces in East Tennessee.--The fact that bridges between Atlanta and Chattanooga were burnt o
The Lincolnites in Tennessee--Shary work expected. The Express Company, we have been informed, has stopped the transmission of packages beyond Bristol for the present, in consesequence of the proceedings of the Lincolnites in the vicinity of Carters's Depot, and other points in East Tennessee, and the prospect of a fight at aoxville. This bridge was guarded, but whether by a force sufficient to resist attack or not, we are unable to say. Passengers who have returned to Lynchburg from Bristol report that there is a general rising of Lincolnites in East Tennessee. These men have been drilling in camp for some time past as "Home Guards," with the avowedglad to know that our Government is redoubling its energies in regard to operations in that quarter. Intelligence has been received that a skirmish took place on Sunday night, some fifteen miles beyond Bristol, between 22 of our scouts and a body of Union men, in which two of the latter were killed, and nine taken prisoners.
rom Lynchburg. the troubles in East Tennessee--repairing the damages to the Telegraph line — Uninterrupted passage over the Holston river — the fight near Bristol, &c. [special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Lynchburg, Nov. 12. For some time past affairs have been remarkably quiet with us, but during the past twessee, and brings later intelligence than we have received. The fight Sunday night was between temporary volunteers, (100,) under Capt. Miller, who went out from Bristol Sunday night. The fight took place at the river, about twelve miles from Bristol.--Two of Miller's party were slightly wounded, himself being one of the injured. Bristol.--Two of Miller's party were slightly wounded, himself being one of the injured. He will reach Richmond this evening. Nine traitors were killed, two wounded, and two taken prisoners. I also have reliable advices from Kentucky. Our forces have fallen back to Pound Gap, and are pursued by a large number (7,000) of Federals. We have a large quantity of baggage, munitions, artillery, &c. Couriers arrived b
st Tennessee, have subsided into the authenticated fact that the only ones successfully fired this side of Knoxville, are the Union Station bridge, ten miles from Bristol, and another at Lick Creek, further on. Some two hundred feet of the bridge first named were destroyed, and it will require but a short time to restore it sufficiticulars of the skirmish near Carter's Station, last Sunday night, to which brief allusion was made yesterday. In consequence of private intelligence received at Bristol of the doings of the Union men in East Tennessee, Capt. Miller picked up a party of 22 young men, accompanied by Mr. J. H. Howard as a volunteer, and started from Bristol by the railroad on Sunday evening at 6 o'clock. They sent lanterns ahead of the train and found the track was up between Wautauga and the Union Station bridge, but the damage was soon required and they passed over safely. Arriving at Carter's Station, they stopped and threw out pickets; and about midnight the little scout
tationed at Manassas. The Captain obtained a furlough some few days ago and was on his way home when he was detained at Bristol by the burning of the bridge. A party of citizens of Bristol armed themselves and requested Capt. Miller to take commanBristol armed themselves and requested Capt. Miller to take command of them for the purpose of aiding in the arrest of the traitors who had burned the bridge, which he did. It appears that Gen. or Col. Clarkson, with about 150 men, had previously gone in search of the scoundrels. The Captain and his party left Bristol about 9 o'clock Sunday evening, and marched in the direction of Elizabeth-town, the county seat of Carter county; he had not proceeded very far before he fell in with Col. Clarkson, under whose orders he subsequently acted, and was detailated that two of their party were killed in the first encounter and seven wounded. The bridge which was burned near Bristol was 590 feet long. At the meeting of citizens held this evening, for the purpose of devising means for obtaining a supp
orning from the President of the East Tennessee and Virginia railroad: Jonesboro, Nov. 13.--The Union men have a camp of from one thousand to thirteen hundred men at Elizabethtown, near the North Carolina line, and, about twenty miles from Bristol. They have another camp, with about seven hundred men, near Strawberry Plains. Both camps are increasing in numbers, and it is said they threaten to take possession of the railroad and burn all its bridges. A report had been current that the Unionists had taken possession of Bristol, but a dispatch to the Superintendent of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad, at Lynchburg, shows that the report is unfounded. [second Dispatch.] Lynchburg Nov. 13. --10 o'clock P. M.--The Western train due-this morning has just arrived. It brings through mail dates as late as Knoxville, the 10th inst. Passengers say that the reported damages by Union men have been much exaggerated. Knoxville has been placed under martial law.
East Tennessee. The telegraphic dispatches inform us that Gov. Harris, of Tennessee, is setting earnestly to work to frustrate the designs of the traitors in that State. The leniency that has been shown towards them heretofore has warmed them into life, and they now seek to wound the bosom that nourished them. Reliable advices state that 2,000 Unionists have assembled at or near. Greenville, on the line of the railroad, fifty miles beyond Bristol, toward which point the Georgia troops that lately left this city are advancing. Greenville is the former home of the arch-traitor, Andrew Johnson.
Transportation of treasure. We learn that J. H. Craigmiles, Esq., of Cleveland, Tennessee, who left this city last Thursday with $400,000 in cash, furnished him by that indefatigable agent of the Commissary Department, Major Frank G. Griffin, has arrived safely at his destination with his treasure. With the aid of two good Southern men, secured at Bristol, he crossed the river after the bridges were burned, and his heavy bags of cash are now, as Major Ruffin desired, transferred into Kentucky hogs. To have gotten possession of that large amount of treasure would have been viewed as a God send by the Unionists of East Tennessee.
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