--A special dispatch to the Advertiser,
on the 27th, says the Chicago Times
papers of the 25th have been received.
correspondent of the first-named paper says the siege of Petersburg
has sacrificed 30,000 men.
A Baltimore dispatch says Early
's force is estimated at 55,000 men.
is advancing in Tennessee
with 1,200 men.
A part of Murrier's troops were badly cut up below Fort Donelson
Arms are being clandestinely carried into Indiana
On the 23d, considerable excitement prevailed in Memphis
on account of a report that Forrest
, Dick Taylor
were about to attack the city.--The populace were wild, and ran under the bluff.--The military took to the boats.
Another report, that Taylor
was planting batteries on the Arkansas
shore, increased the confusion and the military burned out. The excitement prevailed for several hours.
Many persons were arrested for carrying news to Forrest