The enemy's gun-boats returned to the bombardment of Fort McAlister, and met no success.
They were driven off. But still, I fear the fort must succumb.
Senator Saulsbury, of Delaware, has been arrested by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, for his denunciation of Lincoln as an imbecile.
And a Philadelphia editor has been imprisoned for alleged sympathy with secessionists.
These arrests signify more battles — more blood.
It appears that Gen. Pryor's force, 1500 strong, was attacked by the enemy, said to be 5000 in number, on the Blackwater.
After some shelling and infantry firing, Gen. P. retired some eight miles, and was not pursued.
Our loss was only fifty; it is said the enemy had 500 killed and wounded; but I know not how this was ascertained.
Gold in the North now brings 58 1/2 cents premium.
Exchange sells at $1.75. Cotton at 96 cents per pound!
They are getting up a fine rumpus in the North over the imprisonment of an editor.