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From the North.

We received last night, through the medium of flag of truce, the New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore papers, of February 23th. They contain, however, but little news of importance that has not already been furnished by telegraph, though they are still busy manufacturing lies for the European market. Here is a specimen from the New York Herald:

The Navy Department has a dispatch from Commodore Goldsborough, conveying the information that the Union forces were in possession of the Seaboard Railroad, and had destroyed the bridges across the Blackwater and Nottoway rivers, cutting off communication between Norfolk and Richmond and the Southern seaboard.

The Northern papers publish Commodore Goldsborough's official reports of the visits of the Federal vessels to Edenton and the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal, for which we have not room this morning. They also publish a list of the officers of the Confederate Navy, alleged to have been found with the captured articles on Com. Lynch's fleet, in Pamlico Sound.

Summary of news.

We condense the following from the Baltimore American, of Friday last:

The Secretary of War has appointed Major-General Dix and, Hon. Edwards Perrepont, of New York, Special Commissioners, to examine into the cases of the political prison, are still remaining in military custody, and to determine whether, in view of the public safety and the existing rebellion, they should be discharged, remain in military custody, or be remitted to the civil tribunals for trial. The examination is to be ex ports and summary, and at such times and places as the Commissioners may direct.

There is nothing from the South, via Old Point. The Spaulding had arrived from Hatteras, but brings no news that can be made public at present. A large fire was raging on the mainland of North Carolina. The French frigate Pomone had left Hampton Roads for Havana.

Heavy rumbling explosions, heard at Cairo from the direction of Columbus, again excite the belief that the rebels are evacuating that place.

A correspondent of the Cincinnati Commercial says, that Gen. Bushrod Johnson and all his staff, except Capt. Mooreman, escaped from Fort Donelson on Monday last, after they had been prisoners but 36 hours. No trick was resorted to in order to effect their escape — they simply mounted their horses and rode through the lines.

The St. Louis Republican says that Brigadier-General Price, recently taken prisoner near Warsaw, Mo., has gone to Alton. He was released on his parole by Gen. Halleck, on condition that he would take up his residence in one of the Northern cities. He selected Alton, and will remain there at large. Gen. Price, it is said, does not speak in very flattering terms of the conduct of Ex-Gov. Jackson, and it may be remarked that all the prominent men in the rebel army apply very disparaging terms to him

In the United States Senate on Thursday, Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, introduced a confliction bill as a substitute for that introduced by Mr. Trumbull. It confiscates the property, of all kinds, of those who have levied war against the United States or adhered to its enemies, during the natural life of the owners, for the benefit of loyal citizens who have suffered losses by the rebellion. A bill to increase the Medical Department of the Army was reported and amended and passed. The case of Mr. Starke, Senator from Oregon, was finally disposed of by the adoption of the report of the Judiciary Committee, and he was sworn in.

The House of Representatives, Thursday, decided — yeas 75, nays 50--that Mr. Upton was not entitled to a seat in the House as a representative from Virginia.

The Yankees in Arkansas-poisoned Meat.

St. Louis, Feb. 27.
--The following dispatch was sent from headquarters to-day:

General Curtis has taken possession of Fayetteville, Arkansas, capturing a number of prisoners, stores, baggage, &c.

The enemy burnt part of the town before leaving. They have crossed Boston Mountains in great confusion. We are now in possession of all their strongholds.

Forty-two officers and men of the Fifth Missouri Cavalry were poisoned at Mud Town by eating poisoned food which the rebels left behind them. The gallant Captain Dolfert died, and Lieut- Colonel Van Deutzh and Captain Schman have suffered much, but are now recovering The indignation of our soldiers is very great, but they have been restrained from retaliating upon the prisoners of war.

(Signed,) H. W. Halleck,
Major-General Commanding.

A Federal dispatch from Camp Hollows, Ark, Feb. 24, says:

‘ Our army is waiting for supplies, and will not be likely to move for ten or twelve days. Price and McCulloch are beyond the Boston Mountains. Our troops took possession of Fayetteville at eleven o'clock yesterday morning. The ruins of the town were smoking when the troops entered.

The rebels are badly demoralized. A Louisiana and a Texas regiment are with McCulloch.

[It is likely that when the Yankees meet Price and McCulloch they will change their tone.]

Arrests at Alexandria.

A special dispatch to the Philadelphia Inquirer gives the particulars of the arrest of several citizens of Alexandria, already made known by telegraph. It says:

‘ The conspiracy has been organized under the pretended forms of a Relief Anociation, and comprised all the treasonable objects of giving aid and comfort to the enemy. A fund was obtained from rebel sympathizers for the purpose of supporting the families of soldiers in the service of the "Confederate States," on the identical plan of the noble Relief Commission of Philadelphia, established with such different motives. It also has been engaged in the manufacture of rebel uniforms, which were distributed among the subordinate female associations.

The purposes of the plotters were, also, to furnish arms and munitions of war. A considerable quantity have been discovered, packed for shipment, consisting of knapsacks and weapons. Letters were found acknowledging the receipt, through the agency of the association, of rifles and pistole in Richmond.

The names of the parties arrested were published yesterday.

The arrests number twenty-seven, and comprise some of the most respectable citizens of the town. There was much excitement in consequence of this high-handed outrage of the Lincoln Government.

Mr. Russell again.

From the following, which we copy from the New York Herald, it appears that the London Times correspondent has again been leading upon the toes of the Lincolnites:

Mr. Ll. D. Russell has sent home another prophecy about the future operations of the Army of the Potomac, coupled with a statement concerning the morals and discipline of the men. The first should ruin his character as a military seer forever, and the second is of equal value with his description of the battle of Bull Run. He says that the Army of the Potomac is not likely to move until winter is over, and adds positively that a ‘ "mutinous spirit"’ prevails among the men.

Financial matters.

The latest quotations in the New York Stock market are — Virginia 6's, 50a 60; Tennessee 6's, 59¾a 6o; North Carolina 6's, 63 a 70. The Herald of the 28th says:

‘ Money is quite active still. The new premium on the demand notes has led to their withdrawal from circulation, and the banks are again in a quandary. Some of them are paying out their own notes, which they redeem in gold. Others are using Connecticut and State money, which is or was redeemed at par in this city. The sagacious ban who a few days since refused to received deposit of Government notes at any prior, are the butt of many jests. Call loans are quoted at 6 a 7 per cent. The money market will be easy enough by and by, though for a day or two it is possible that the pinch may continue to be fell among the brokers.

Foreign exchange is dull, with a downward tendency. It is doubtful whether first class bills could be sold better than 113. There is a general belief that we shall have cotton bills in market before very long. An other victory or two will satisfy the reasonable people at the South that the

struggle is hopeless, and they will decide that on the whole it is better to sell than to burn their cotton. Letter from the West speak confidently of all present of both cotton and tobacco from Tennessee to Cairo and Cincinnati in the course of the month of March.

The following is from Washington:

Secretary Chase says that the actual payments from the Treasury average a million and a half of dollars per day, and yet the arrearages have largely accumulated causing serious trouble and distress, and the immediate payments of the latter class is urgently required. The unsatisfied requisitions of the several departments amount to $26,000,000, and the floating debt now exceeds $40,000,000. In this condition of the financial affairs of the United States, he requests that certificates of debt be issued. It is confidently announced that a general bankrupt law will be reported at an early day.

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