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Latest from the North.

We were yesterday placed in possession of New York papers as late as the 27th of February, from which we make up the subjoined summary of news:

The evacuation of Nashville.

A Fort Donelson dispatch to the St. Louis Democrat says a boat just from Clarksville reports the evacuation of Nashville. The Union citizens of that place sent a boat to Clarksville, which towed a Federal gunboat for their protection. ‘"The rebels, with Governor Harris, retreated to Murfreesboro'. Gov. H, burned all the State documents before leaving."’

Gen. Grant has declared martial law over West Tennessee, with the understanding that when a sufficient number of citizens of the State return to their allegiance, and show a desire to maintain law and order over the territory, all military restrictions shall be withdrawn.

Postal facilities are extended to Clarksville, and ‘"the mail bags will follow the flag. "’

Chicago, Feb. 26.--Reports from rebel sources represent that a stand will be made at Columbus, Randolph and Memphis. Forces are concentrating at the latter places, and the street of Memphis are barricaded with cotton bales.

The reports of the pacification of Tennessee are denied. The last Murfreesboro' papers contain a savage war speech from Governor Harris.

The mortar fleet is finished, Nothing has transpired in reference to Columbus.

Reported Union sentiment in New Mexico.

Kansas City, Feb. 26.
--The Santa Fe mail, with advices to the 10th inst., has arrived.

Sibley's proclamation did not have the desired effect. Instead of rallying men to his standard, it has strengthened the Union army by at least two regiments, and placed nearly all the citizens under arms.

Great enthusiasm prevailed in the counties of Bernalillo, Benicia, Socorro, and in the upper counties. The militia have turned out in large numbers.

Advices from Fort Craig are to the 7th inst., The Texans under Sibley were at Fort Thorne, fifty miles from Fort Craig, advancing on the latter place. Their supplies were scarce, their transportation poor, and their only alternative was to fight or starve to death.

Our folks are anxious for a battle. They have every advantage, and are confident of success provided there be no treachery.

grand pontifical mass meeting was field in all the churches of the Territory on the 10th, to pray for the souls of Catholics killed in battle.

A skirmish occurred at Independence, Mo., on the 18th inst., between a detachment of Ohio cavalry and a band of rebels headed by one Quantrel Parker. The latter were routed, with a loss of three killed, several wounded, and several taken prisoners. A quantity of arms was also captured. The Federal loss was one killed and three wounded.

"the opening of the cotton Market."

Under the heading, the New York Herald, of the 27th, says:

‘ The Government is still receiving small supplies of cotton from Port Royal; but in a very short time we shall be in possession of from a million and a half to two millions of bales. Savannah and Charleston will soon be in our possession, and at least half a million of bales are stored there. The Burn side expedition may be relied upon for another half million. At Memphis all the cotton grown along the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, in Northern Alabama, and in part of Arkansas is centred, and will be captured with the city. The Southern cotton will reach New York very quickly and the Western cotton will be transported here by the railroads. We expect then to be able to give Europe the usual supply of cotton this year, and at the usual time. We think, also, that the price, now risen to an average of twenty-four cents, will then fall to the usual amount.

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