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Latest from the North.

The Baltimore American, of the 1st inst., has been received. We subjoin a summary of the news:

From Tennessee.

Dispatches from Gen. Rosecrans state that his strong defensive position near Chattanooga is unchanged, and that no attempt has been made by the rebels to disturb it. Gen. Shackelford had an artillery fight with the rebels on Monday last, in which the enemy were beaten, they retreating and leaving their dead in our hands. Gen. Hooker arrived in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

The losses in Rosecrans's army, so far as ascertained, amount to one Brigadier General, six Colonels, two Majors, live Captains, and eight Lieutenants killed, and Brig. Gen Starkweather, Brig. Gen. John H. King, and 268 other officers wounded.


Gen. Kirby Smith is reported to be at Arkadelphia with 25,000 troops.

A powder mill, with 100,000 kegs (?) of powder, exploded at Arkadelphia on the 16th ultimo. The loss is regarded fatal by the rebels.

A British steamer was captured off Rio Del Norte on the 12th ult. by the U. S. gunboat Seminole. She was evidently fitted out for the rebels, and is said to be a very valuable prize.

The Baltimore Gazette has been suppressed by order of Gen. Schenck, and one of its editors sent to prison. The others were absent when the office was visited by the guard.

The Russian Admiral and officers of the Russian fleet at New York were entertained at dinner there on Monday. Speeches were made by Admiral Lepousky, Admiral Farragut, Captain Bontakoff, and others. The Russian visitors have been invited to Boston by the Council of that city.

On Monday Gen. Meade and a number of other officials dined with John Minor Botts.

The Post's Washington correspondent says there will be a new draft for six hundred thousand men, from which the Government expects to get two hundred thousand.

The British ship of the line Nile, Admiral Milne on board, and the British steam frigate Immortalize, have arrived at New York.--Also, the French frigate Guerrero.

The failure of a heavy gold speculator in New York is reported. He is said to be half a million short of his deliveries. Gold advanced on Tuesday to 143¼. The latest quotation is 141½.

An arrival from San Francisco brings a report that the English fleet had been defeated by the Japanese in attempting to take one of their forts.

The New York Court of Appeals has decided that the "legal tenders" of the Federal Government are constitutional.

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