--The Mobile Advertiser
of the 25th ult., says:
Gentlemen lately from the vicinity of New Orleans state that news had been received there of a heavy defeat of the Federals
, La.--One of them saw a copy of the Era
which admitted the defeat, and noticed the arrival of a large number of wounded men. He offered $25 for the paper, but could not obtain it.
A pretty well founded report from another source has been received, to the effect that Gen. Potigun
had whipped Sherman
at Trinity, in Louisiana
.--Also, that Gen. Price
had driven the enemy out of Little Rock, Arkansas
, and was in possession of that place.
From the sources from which these reports came, we are inclined to give some credence to them.