til 4 P. M. Gust, and 15 minutes rain.
Good for turnips.
Forts Gaines and Powell are lost — the latter blown up. Gen. Maury telegraphs for infantry, has some 4000 men for the defense of Mobile, etc.
Our raiders, under McCausland and Bradley Johnson, it is said were surprised and defeated last Sunday, with loss of 400 men, 500 horses, and 4 pieces of artillery.
A rumor prevails that Early has gained another victory near Winchester.
No news yet from our agent sent to North Carolina ed that henceforth the scene of operations is to be transferred from Richmond to Washington.
They say President Lincoln's face expresses great terror, and affairs there are in a critical condition.
A dispatch from Gen. Lee states that Gen. Bradley Johnson's brigade of cavalry was surprised and routed on the 7th inst. by Averill.
He has directed that Gen. J. be relieved.
A dispatch from Gen. Hood (Atlanta, Ga.) says no important change in affair has occurred since yesterday, except that