east to ransack her throughout her whole extent, sweeping away everything of value and leaving her stripped and desolate.
The Journal considers that the main purpose of Breckinridge's movement into Western Virginia is an evasion of Kentucky, and that there is no doubt that a powerful force under Buckner or Presion, or both, strengthened by John Morgan's, Forrest's, and Champ Ferguson's cavalry, will co-operate with him in the invasion.
Commercial and Financial.
Gold opened in New York Wednesday with some degree of activity at 165; but when it was announced that Mr. Cisco had set the price of the gold certificates at 164 it became heavy, and dropped down to 163½.
The Herald's commercial report says:
By the Champion, from Aspinwall, we learn the arrival at Panama of two millions and a half of gold, which the Golden City brought from California.
Only two hundred and seventy thousand dollars of the treasure come to this city — the rest going to England as a measure of sec