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i. We find the following paragraph in the local column of the Vicksburg (Miss.) Whig. Tuesday: Two brothers named Tift, were arrestee here on Sunday, at the instance of the Provost Marshal of New Orleans, charged will burning the ram Mississippi. They were sent out to Jackson yesterday to Gov. Pettus. Since the above was received we learn that Mr. Tift, one of the gentlemen referred to in the above paragraph, arrived in this city yesterday, having been discharged from custody by the Court of Examination before which he was taken. Mr. Tift was the contractor for the Mississippi, and applied the torch when only it was found that it was necessary to save her from the enemy. This statement is corroborated by other gentlemen from New Orleans, and it led to Mr. Tift's discharge from arrest in Mississippi. We further heard that on the night previces strong efforts were made to tow her to a place of safety. One tugboat to hold her against the current of the river, as file do