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s property in blockade runners, about two-thirds of which covers captured property. A dispatch to a Boston paper says that Colonel Baker, detective, at Washington, was convicted, in the District Supreme Court, on Wednesday, of false imprisonment in the Old Capitol prison, and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. The Navy Department yesterday received intelligence of the death of Acting-Master Charles Thatcher, of Maine, commanding the Gazette, attached to the Mississippi squadron. He was wounded by guerrillas. The blockade-runner Petrel was driven ashore by the gunboats at New inlet on the 15th; was fired upon, sunk, then broken up by the gale. Cargo of arms and ammunition gone. A dispatch from Washington, under the heading of "Mosby killed once more," says: The pleasant intelligence that the pest Mosby was shot yesterday morning near Piedmont and killed was brought here to-night by a soldier. Gold was quoted in New York on Friday at 221 1-2.
fort is a serious matter. It will cost double the force to dislodge him that would have prevented his landing. Colonel Mosby reported killed. It was reported on the streets yesterday that the daring and distinguished guerrilla chief, ColoColonel John S. Mosby, had been killed by the enemy. The story was that he had been surrounded while dining at the house of a friend in Culpeper and ordered to surrender; that he drew his pistol and fired upon the enemy, when he was shot dead. But a tt definitely ascertained. A gentleman who reached here yesterday from Fredericksburg, learned there, from two of Colonel Mosby's men, that their chief was shot through the abdomen while scouting in Prince William county. They further stated thualty; but it will be observed that the New York Tribune, quoted elsewhere, locates the shooting in the neighborhood of Piedmont, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. We heard last night that Colonel Mosby had been carried to Charlottesville.