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e, are below Quantico. The Reliance was to have run the blockade last night. The Europa at Boston — special British and American messengers. Boston, Dec. 17. --The Europa arrived at 4 o'clock this afternoon. She encountered head winds the entire passage, and was 40 hours from Halifax to Boston. Within 30 mnessee 6's close at the same figure as on yesterday, but Canton declined ¼. The market closed steady at both boards Battle on Green River, Ky. Louisville, Dec. 17 --Four companies of Col. Willick's German Indiana regiment were attacked this afternoon on the South side of Green River, opposite Munforesville, by Col. Tellsville up to the 16th. Rumored battle at New Orleans--Confederate gun boats and troops sent to New Orleans — anticipated battle in Kentucky. Cincinnati, Dec. 17. --Intelligence has been received from Columbus, Ky, to the effect that three Confederate gun-boats and four regiments of Infantry had been despatched from
reported from the Naval Committee to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to construct twenty iron-clad steam gunboats, at a cost of from five hundred thousand to six hundred thousand dollars each, which, after a brief debate, was laid over for further consideration, and the House adjourned. Skirmish between Gen. Blenker's division and the Confederates--capture of Threes Yankee soldiers — Shooting of Lieutenant Janeville. The Washington correspondent of the New York Herald, dated 17th December, communicates the following items: This afternoon the pickets of Gen. Blenker's division were driven in by the enemy. Blenker's gallant boys were soon on the march, and the rebel hirelings were driven back in dismay, many of the enemy being killed.--The news reached the city too late to-night to enter into details. Early this morning Captain Johnson, 8th Pennsylvania reserve, came to Gen. McCall's headquarters, having been on a scouting expedition all night with a cavalry comp
East river, where they disembarked, and were placed in stages (it required no less than five to accommodate the party) amid the gaze of hundreds of spectators. The presence of the English sailors was remarked, but no insult of any kind was offered to one of the motley crowd, either black or white. The stages drove rapidly to the Marshal's office, where they were taken in charge of by the proper authorities. The confiscation of rebel property and colonization of slaves. Washington, Dec. 17. --The House Committee on Military Affairs have before them a report and bill on the confiscation of property of rebels, and of employment and colonization of slaves, made by the chairman, Colonel F. P. Blair, based upon the President's Message. It declares null and void all sales, assignments and transfers of property of rebels, and all interest therein, &c. It provides for the appointment of Commissioners for the States, at stated places, who have power to take summary action on all
ied of his wounds. Lieutenant Jouett and Wm. Carter, gunner, are wounded; also, five men, Edward Conway, gunner's mate; Geo. Bell, coxswain; Hugh McGregor, ordinary seaman Francis Brown, seaman, and Charles Hawkins, seaman. They are all doing well, and will soon be on duty. This is an important capture, as the schooner was a large one, with accommodations for thirty persons. Among the prisoners captured are several pilots. From New Mexico--an Indian massacre. Kansas City, Dec. 17. --The Santa Fe and Canon City mail, with dates to the 2d inst., arrived here on Sunday morning. One hundred and fifty militia, called for by Gov. Connelly, from the second division, Major- Gen. Hovey, have been organized, and one company mustered into service. This mail brings intelligence of a horrible massacre at Fort Stanton. On the approach of the Texans to that post in the summer all the citizens in the vicinity fled to the settlements, leaving their homes, their crops
Conflagrations. Leavenworth, Dec. 17. --A portion of the town of Platte City, Missouri, including the Court-House and Post-Office, was destroyed by fire last night. It was set on fire about 1 o'clock by the rebels, but the flames were suppressed by the troops under Col. Morgan. At 4 o'clock the town was again successfully fired. The county records were saved, but the office was destroyed. Many arrests were made, including some of S. Gordon's Guerilla Band and one of Price's Captaincounty records were saved, but the office was destroyed. Many arrests were made, including some of S. Gordon's Guerilla Band and one of Price's Captains. Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 17.--The warehouses formerly occupied by the Michigan Central Railroad, together with the propeller Dunkick, lying at the dock, were destroyed by fire this morning. Five hundred barrels of flour in the warehouses were burned. The loss on the propeller was $18,000. The other losses have not as yet been ascertained.
fered in health, was soon known everywhere — such was the eagerness with which news of the Queen at such a heavy time was sought for. [from the London Times Dec. 17.] Yesterday evening Lord — Sydney (the Lord Chamberlain) issued his instructions for the funeral. The custom, which remained in force up to the burial ofrder that the might do her duty to them and to the country. The political position of the Prince and political effect of his death. [from the London Times, Dec. 17.] The death of the Prince Consort has come upon the nation with an unexpectedness which defeats every preparation of thought or of feeling. In a moment every fficulties, the changing fortunes, perhaps the calamitous reverses of an American war? The Prince of Wales — the hour of his Destiny.[from the London Times, Dec. 17.] Her Majesty herself, with her accustomed readiness and composure, appealed at once to her family to undertake the great charge thus suddenly thrown upon the<
ign nations earnestly desire peace and to avoid all occasion of quarrel, but it will cease to be true the moment that America has forced us into a war, for one of the many evils of war is that a nation is deprived by it of the control of its own destinies, and forced to shape its course, not by its own will, but by the decision of war itself. Opinion of the report of Secretary Welles--the blockade a failure, and the "Stone fleet" a crime against the human kind. [From the London Times, December 17.] * * * * * * * * * We turn, then, to the report of Mr. Gideon Welies, the Secretary, to the Federal Navy, for explanation of these hollow or enigmatical, phrases in which Mr. Lincoln boasts that the American Navy, created since the present difficulties began, has performed deeds which have increased the naval renown of the U. S. No nation has less reason to underrate the renown of the American Navy than Since that it rests almost capture of three or four English frigates under ci
A Tragedy and its short. --The Concordia (La.) Intelligencer, of the 17th December, says: The good people of our quiet little village (Vidalla) were very much astonished at the discovery of the body of a man hung to the limb of street in the Court House yard, on Tuesday morning last. It ported to he the body of Vick, late of parish who has been form taken from our jail during the night and hung. He had been arrevted in Tensas and charged with the crime of entering the sleeping room of Mrs. Tyson at the dead hour of night, and cleaving open the head of her sleeping infant child, and dealing a murderous blow upon the head of the mother, besides inflicting amorted wound upon a servant with
at the North in rebellion.&c. &c. &c. [special Dispatch of the Richmond Dispatch.] Norfolk, Jan. 6, --Northern papers to the 3d inst. have been received at the office of the Day Book. The Spaniards landed at Vera Cruz on the 17th of December, and took possession of the city without firing a gun. The French fleet has arrived at Havana. Commissioners Mason and Slidell left Provincetown on the 1st inst. A correspondent of the New York Herald says the Burnside expeditand troops of Picayune Butter's expedition sailed on the Constitution on the 3d inst. Gen. Williams (the hero of Kars) is erecting fortifications to command Detroit. The Spanish troops entered the city and fort at Vera Cruz, on the 17th of December, without opposition. The Mexicans abandoned their artillery and munitions. The French fleet have arrived at Havana. The London Times reiterates that the stone blockade is an act of hostility to the whole human race, and continues
Common wealth of Virginia. Running the blockade. The Houston Telegraph, of the 1st, contains this welcome announcement: We learned last night that a steamer has arrived in a Texas port, within the past week, under British colors, bringing 45 tons of cannon powder, a large amount of rifle powder, 700,000 army caps, 5,000 cannon primers, and a considerable amount of coffee, dry goods, bagging, rope, &c. We acknowledge our indebtedness to the purser for a New York Tribune, of December 17. Recruits in France for the United States. The Chicago Tribune has the following: Paris letters state that in spite of all denial, it is well known that a large number of recruits are levying in Frane for the United States. The old Garibaldian officers and volunteers are all being organized for a speedy departure, and are only waiting for the orders of their chief to embark. This chief, a well known French officer, who, after defending the barricades of the Republic in Pa
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