The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, December 29, 1864, FIFTH EDITION, Image 1
was but one mtn In Iteoon whom the hadi; " "" -.loiniiy nci-up nun- V lisbahtid been pin. rd; and that not through d.fn m wtucU lie ha.l stowed lutin away, lbcy PETROLEUM COMPANY J V JLUl riULADKLNll A, TILUUSDAV, DKCKMHKU'il), 1S(M. DOUBLE SIIKKT TIIKEI3 CENTS. DOUBLE SHEET TIIItEE CENTS. TI-ITP Li.. j Li A f HE REBEL F03CEC. tamts of tho Uoinmandors. 1 rHf; union powder-boat. ET AILED DESCIUPIION. Jkv., :., r.ic, r.i-., ., r.ic, r.t. t lriirlmrn( of North i.rollaa imkI I Hiiilli.r.l flrtfliiui. roi ral Braxton Htm' a, n mmunling. vlajor Francis s. 1'arkcr, Actiu.; Assistant Ad- 11 t-(idHTl. Icnsial r.i'ni ns;gncd to Cie command ' he ilepsr nit iit in October la-t, ami asui'ii'd ' inand, wi'b head platters ut Wi mlngtou, on emt.cr 17, in tin- following order: ii bhii. N c., N'ik pni r i;. -t I nium iii. inarm of the 1'e.iAr.iiieiil or S in (' irall'ni. ce ll id ettrrlal orilera iSu. l.i. nuHKriill 14, A. anil I t. e, Koven ler 4 lull. Miii.ir-liei.iT.il Wl.lTirtL, n 1 llrliri.lln' lleticrel lUa-r Vrontlliiie III teriitori O c unmans li. r iH't' 'Wl' d i-iu, end wake llielr lei niu to t'i " i a In tarter.. HKIMIi.1 l.ll II, i leueral. he assignment of Bragg to tlio '.iprcmo curn nd ut this ii.iin.rmnt post wai received at the tti by the Re'iel press hi an evil . men, an 1 an atioi ate ' farewell of Wilmlnu'tnu" was taken. 1 department has been divided Into the two dticls of Plymouth and Wiloii'gton. Tue trns of the lit District, under General Lw rcu K. linker, are no f ir removed from the scemf action at Kort Flsner, and to billy en- fag opposing tho advance of oar forces up tooke river, that they m ed n t enior into ouralculatlons of the force opp ling General ilar. IMnlrlcl of Wllmlnict'tn. Jior-Ocneral W. 11. C Whiting, oommwllng. ilur Jan. II. Hill, Assistant A'ljii wnt-UiMitu al. (iicrul Wbl'ing, who hus been, for many nc.tiy, in omtiund ol the Third District of the Dcriineiit, is considered the ai est engineer, re to biaurrgiinl, in the Cotift ili-nnty. 11: is taito have thnruuhly itudii-d t'i.' c ninlry, and kriam eviry incli of ilofeniitilc t'roiiu l. b lian iTciiti'd NcviTiil oiiuei 1 ol late m -oua ciinm, urn! added nm'.i'i ially to the plh of the old wnrkn. Ut tue I ine whu h ha i ') hold tlitse work mid una 'bo Runs but njknown. Di Hidis the nnul ir llsliel troops e norkit, tho forces unner his coiutntnd ti.a runMUt. lor thn lirentcr oart of North ;S-na militia. In October i.ut, when it believed in the Hebel lines that we I i re about tu mi I i g implied an o f I st nli r reserves mtaek Wiliiiinirton, (iencrnl Whi- order reqinriiii: tiin ' companies nerves of the comities ut Cuwiberliin I, , ! .. in-. Sarnett. Kicimiond. and H ibesos, N. C. which Itre allowed to go to their boinei on Ki piemtier , to n asscmtile In Wilinlnu'on without dday, 'iBoriin to Miior Junes Heillv." The Wil- I llrjirton bniraliun is al- allude I to In one of eneial Whl Irg'i ordera. Thu , il) lte;inicnt ortb Carolina Home Guard, Colnnal Jainrs U. orr, was huMily colli cted at Wilniint in, iu ctober last, under the hiiluwinn order: I!rlnirnrHS Hkvrsiii Bshimvot. IVionsnrov. N. i, 4ljltlti- 'iH. 1-4. 1 llisniaiiilui c iiti(i.illluii will rt purt . IIik litailiuartr ImmuiliAtrlv null ail nun III t mil aoraaiirtiW luM to llouin li.mrij aniv, to lepnl inrail.in. II. 'Hub arilir Ineliifli'ii all lorelBners, nAKltrau-a, and lau ua elllcara unaer nuy earn oi ai; uy or.ier. J AS. a. RUKK, Colonel 'VimiuauiliDK Till It gitiiiuit li. U. It. H. Paihown. Ailjntuiii. In addition to this regiment, tho following refitments rende.Yoasul uc Wiluilug:on la sop Umber Inn: Tiii lUgiini iit of North C.irollna tni'itia. 2-id Keitiment North Curodna tmlitia. 0:h K iiiment North Carolina mi.ina. It laaj be inlerred troin thin that the troops if pendrd npon to bold Wilmington are of very poor material. fcnbjrct to tho command of Oenrral Whltina, but uniler tne immeiiiato KiipcrviM in or uiumrni Ilebcrt, are the (ortiticaiious, olll i illy Jtuown as the nefu-nipa t t ape tnr 711 or, Brlpadier.Ot neral Hubert, Counn inding. Captain William 1). lUrduian, A sut.mt Adja tantfientral. Colonel Lamb, conimandin;? Fort Fisher. Lieutenant Jumts A Kelly, Aiil-de-Cauip. l.u nit Lant O. 11. Wilii.uuvju, coiumaa 1 ug Fort Jubueion. TUrJrT Powdpr-flout f'ntl Hrrl(liii f tile Vewntil llotr ttie hIm1ami'' Ih t'uuatruvlvd kikI h lir all ' wwa lluilt l.ltl ul hrr ORlcrra. The plan of destroying fortllicitions from tho ea uy ine expiuaiou oi un uiniieM.iv iu.iuiu oi gnnpowder la entirely new, and has now been tried for the first time. It was proposed by Ad--"aiiral l'orter to the Navy Pepjrttnant. Very caitful attention was given the 111 1'tcr by Colonel Bod in an, Jitferx, 1J. A, Wise, mil tho principal men ot th' Ordnance Dcnartinenf.. Ibiy all tigrecd as lo its l'o.i-i lllty, ntt ono dirtcDtirg. The Idea wai sugc.i 1 by the efljet of the recent explosion of aboa thirty Uui of powder In IKngland, when every house within a halt-mile radius was k ioei kd U i vu. rneell;ct lmiiB maconrv la therefo e recijnii1 hevond doubt, thuBgU lu elUcac upon iaud-woraa is qiiisiioTiible. II e Lulled Suites itra n guii-Kiitf Louisiirvi da- taken tu tho Norlol, avy Vurd alimt limntb aao, and iucii cu ngei undo in b r as would adapt her to receive tiiu p i vder. 8lie wm ali-o dnivunto a inueb as po-:' i , o as to give her H o uppearance of a block ''-runner. Her lnahts wi ie taken out, the wh -e i nise removed, and a deck bou-e built, erteii 'i i . from ttie en floe. room 10 1 lie ton cistle. Mhj u aa alto painted while, aud thus Her geueral up,., i aneu was very gn uiiv aiti red. After all the required chunt'ei '.ad been made, Ibu jA.uisitma was towed to Cr.iu . Island, wbure slie was loaded. I'be hold win b-tt empty, as tuo powdir, at the exposion, was ii. .ired to be as much an pot-nUile uli -re water. 1 ie powder was roiilaiiii'd In a bulk-bcail o' uuymg a por tiou ol H e berth-dei k, and xti n nng nearly to the boileis. 'l inn just forw ir i of th n, and nenrer the boilers, a xe 'lonof tue icrtb-dejk an I hold wete both lauded, the bo d le-lug uere n I d to prevent a downward ntlect lo die explosion. The ki u.a ia the sp.ir-deck v. boaidej u i eloeel) and covered wiib canvai, and ex'euded from ibe boilers lorivuril. Ibis i. as filled com pletely. The lirot tier of mi t wni plaeod iu bam Is with the heads Uiken on'., aud tho ro n a'ni'er was In bngn. For the purpose of oxploding 1 1 f) powder, there wrte three clock (uses placed u. ,hu vessels, one In each gangway, and one at', tie ir the boilers. From each ol thi ne a paieul (J nil' i fuse led coin plettily round the v. s-oei, and to: minuted, one in the bulil.and the others in thect n re of the berth deck. A tune also li d iliiecilv from each clock to each of these two points. Iu iniduion to tins, ny oue ot the fut-c, Iguiicd, wo id tire all the oiliers, because each ono crussi d each of tba , cibcrs, and wherever they crossed they were (rafted. lleloro (he Louitiana went on, an extra smoke tack waa placed upon her, to give her all the fpekrance possible of a bluclutue-runuer. i rr1...... ,, ,. UI i0 r,H1 peopia are Indllhroutly well-dinposetl towards the United fctrtes. u lie inys-whatls most true that ihn l.nnn... . T , er.C , Z . t . ! - 'Oimiling. of the s' o n In the vicinity of 1 ort HJ ., , nW , mattir nf mji,, 1)ow IlPr ,,, . '0m ' Kroiiiid. Wl n lu r w, rp't? ' ' Fr"t '1 tl"' Fn,u1' her ,urn,v'' II . ' thrown open. the cneiues left running, 1 ft y j l o ed upon fuics, ihe i Iocks set, aud r 5 hoily was hurriedly tmnsl. rrid to the picket li'.i '!' h, the tug, and the boats. 'XF Tlie exidosmn was i spec oil to take place lu thirty or tory ndniiti , and by that tunc th" yarij wun iui ir mi am auucri wiiinii pr inaiuv nu Ine miles away. A provis on ss inaoe. unw eve r, in cese HouiPlhitig should occur -umie acci iletit bt fa' I 'he I an neb. I'lnler inch i ircrm-cances, tbev were to tike the surf boat, and row fur lite, till iu .i with iti the time lor the ex. dust in, when 'by were to jump nvi i trsmrd, iro with rones and luriys ai fir ai puss b e from the boat, and submerge 'o Ike head, and with cotton in their ears, a, id the shock. l'.cMdc tho launch. bout there w. is a re serve tmr, in fuse i f accident, and the i irl boiit wii onlv to bo li -id us a last resort. 'I he in, i", mil diew seven feet of water, two more alt than forward. The l"r-llitBftrlefi. Tie Navy lie ariment luivini' given thir ap proval lo Admiral Porter's powder cxp o.i.,n pi in. tl.o Admiral ut once proceed' d to the selection "f the pp pe r ollieets lo carry the plan into execu tion. He lir-t sent lo Capt 'in Ilhiiul, counn unl it g the giinlio.'it .1nir,im, then at lljauforf, the ili lulls of the plan, and asked, "II von like It : Are ynti willing to undertake it r" "Yea." was the reply to both iiuestions, and tho commander ol the expedition wan set led upon. Thin tic Admnal explained lo I.leutenint Preston what was proposed, who wis to hive Imnii ibato command, ami then wanted to know whether he was w tiling to go. I.ieufenan' Preston ri phed that be was n tiling to go ; that In- tie m lit the scheme feusihle. "II 1 think a thing fe isltile," mid the Lieuti mint In conversation with -iicr ollicers, just before executing hi. dinger ids mission, "and tho result Is adc piato to the riik, I think that Is the place for ine. "1 he plan is a novel oue, but I thiuk it Is wnr'li expending fifteen men to hud It out. I like that kind of duly j there is something exciunif and auaciive Hisuiit it. Theiilia is obsolete of linking war on site prim Iplcs. It is inr.uml noilnng risk) it, norhing gained. The bolder a man is the greater the chances are of iicitss." Opium li bind having had se'ecied fur him his lieutenant, there vet nin.incd for him to eho ise lit engineer and rr, w. His choice for engineer was A. T. K. Mullen, sec nid-iii-tiiiit eimiueer Irorn the Acawam. Mr. Muden knew nothing of the position he was to till until one i'ay before ho look his departure for the South with the licet, lie was nsked if he would go the expedition having t een explained and he pro'iiptlv ii-ai-aied. Mr. Mullen is a young nrhVar of high person il and professional qualities. Hn was taken pns Minrr in the fori tef l.ttnr, otf Ualvcsbm, Texas, in the early period of the war, but, after four niontl s' conlini incut, was paroled. Ensign lJougias it. C is-ell, of the Itrnoklyn, lias cluirgc of the boat, and bis spe nil duty will be to stand by and cut down with his sword any man wl.o may become pauic-s'neken and attempt to lower the boat. 1) sides, there are th ' nun at the wheel, one man al the lead, four men for tho boat, and four firemen. Th .oiiMmiiii was towed from Crsncv Isl mil to lleuulort by the United Suites area mr Soi iti(u, making the voyage In two days. The rud der was disabled off Cape H itieras;' but the Sti. iiicm, being a double -ender, her tow was attached to the other end, aud -he procueded. The billowing are tne names of tho ollicers of tho Saxyiicm, wh ch towed the vessul iu hor dangerous condition from Ctaney lsiandto Ucau rort : Mrntiuisni-t'emnisnder. .Tolm P.. Davis. Aciler; Vuliititeer .lean umit anil ex-Otri,3erf A. W. Muhluur. Aetina Asnlhtant Ruriienn. (Icorse R. McPla run. Aetuis A-slt.u.t I'silea-ler. lieufe W 1 rtne4lttl. Ailing h nsiKti anil -aitluK Ms-ter. auk ast Ailiar, Artti N r:i;.it!cs. w illiam II. Mityer, iiaviil .illephent, anil Hi my W. o Hun, su-cunii Antlnluiit Lntilneer, Acting Chief, Jotia Vt. lllllley. tit-end Amislunt Rniihieers, Koburt V. Kl.ls and Oiear W. Allison. An bit Tlilnl A"lilant Enilsesri, William Bavnur, II B. Ma, k. nail A. Him low. Aetl'.K tluniier, Neil tin. Ae'lriR Miiiler'i Uaius, Ttiuuias D Uarble and John fl. O llrlrn l ap aln'a (l rk. Thoirias W. Howard. I'ii) mabler 1 1 'let k . huvlil KIUh. CITY INTELLIGENCE. For Additional I ax ah, lie Eighth Pa ft. Statu or Tusiaossttn To-uii. 9tx A. M , 27. Noon, 30. 1 V. XI., 3oJ. WuiU, N.NW. CoMI'LIMliNT TO A WoRTHT MAK.-The Mayor has just signed the resolution pissed by City Coiimlls, tendering tho thanks of tho city of Philadelphia to Professor K. D. Saunders, who. on account of injuries received on the Philadel phia hiiiI ISultimore Kallroud, was compelled to relgn his position us Chairman ol the ('itnmls slon or tho pnymeut of bounty to ro-enlisted veu rans. The resolution reads as follows : J7e.e,, hy the. Helec- anil Common Cfounelli of the 'lti ul Fiillaitelplna.'lliat ihn null iim mlorti ot Prolm-cir K I) Hauoatm, l !., aa rnairiiian it t lie 1'oiainisiioii for the pa)ii,.it ul isyaiity to re-enllalnil veleraiw, Muil in ra panic ularlv lilt uieatul exer ion lo pr.H:iirintf ttm im ihtnieai ol viHiiul. er 10 ihe re 'ir c e ll', or this em, urt iuslli ei t'llea to special acknowledgment usil liia'ikl, a id teat Ilii-C'.etk. orCuuiiCill ahaU lurutsU h.m wi.U a cupy uf Una retclll'lull The Professor la sUH confined to his bed fro'n his lute injuries We under. und tnat n nirti'i r ol h s pnva'e friends Intend having the above resolution hiindBomciv engro-scd for the worthy reelnli 1 1. Piolcssor S lundera did inucli to warm saving our city from a draft on former occasions, aud It is a niieforiime that wo have not his aid -d coudscI at this time. CsiaUiK.D with lUiaivmci SrolKM I'lto i kkiT. A poor, forlorn-looking bummer woman made her way Into the house of the Moyamen sing Hose Company, last evening, and stole a vamablo silver Art: horn. She went to the junk shop ot Patrick Qulgley.at No. 72 1 8. Seventh sued, and was aboat bamalning the same away for a small stun of mouoy, wh n some of tna mi di t.ers of the compujv made their appearance. Patii k was arrested and hel l by Alderman Carter to answer tho charge of receiving stoleu goods. Si Bi n ion of RoiniKUY Ca harlne M Cus key, residing in the Twenty-fourth Wurd, his been arretted and held for a further hciringhy Alderman Miller, upon suspicion of being Impli cated in the robbery of two -oldiers It is all ged that the soldiers were i n'iced to Cathuriue's house and there robbed of ISO. , Fmitr.i.r:MKNT. John Dickinson was ar raigned before Alderman Miller, yesterdiy, charged with a misdemeanor in defraud ng his partner. The latur a'leget that IMcklnson re ceived moneys of which he made no rot im. Tue i.ccused was held lor a further hurltig. ContTKiirKiT Monkv. Jacob Harrlugtoa was arrested at Twelfth and Coates streets, yesterday, upon the charee of passing a counterfeit Sld on He Newurk Hank of New Jersey. Ho was held to answer by Alderman Uliane. Chi bi tt to Asiimai.s. William Sheridan ami John Laffcrty, two young mule driven, were arrested at I) road and Locust streets, yesterday afternoon, npon the charge of cruelly beating the nlmali placed lo their tender carp. The model of a colossal statuy of the luto Major-Gencral Berry is on exhibition lu Fort land, Me. This is said to be the first statue of THIRD SUJTION STONEMAN. HIGHLY IMTOUTAXT THE RAID IN SOUTH WES TERN VIROINI A. GREAT VICTORY!! Brt ckinridfjo, VauRhan, and Duko Dcfoatod. TI1EIQ AHTILLEBY CAPTURED S A LTV I L L E DURNED. The Damages Estimated at Twenty Millions of Dollarsi Cin( i.vnai I, DecctnlHT 20. TIk; Commrr rial't ilespaU'li from I.ouls.t, KiMitucky, says the rnlil of (Ii'tieriils Stoneiuuti und Harbridi; lins lii'i'tt a perfect success, llri'ckinriilge, Viiticjlian, nibl Duko were whlppi'il, their artillery c.iitiir.t l, ainl their lorccM HcutUTi'il. Sullvlllo was Imrnoil, und the works destroyed, llie rnilroud from Bristol to twenty miles beyond Wytlievilli) was ilestroyeil, with u!l tin1 rolling stock, llrixtol uul Wytlievillu nr.; in ruins. Tlie propfrty destroyed iu cstlmnttJ ut twenty millions. ARMY OF POTOMAC. Tho Situation on Tuosday. Np'II to I ho KvrnliiK IVIrxrnpti Wakiiinuton, llecembor '"'.The mail steamer Wrhsirr, from ("Ity Point, reports all iiiie.t when she left there Tuesday morning. Tho Uobcls have for some days been actively engaged la throwing shells .from their new l attery before Petersburg at our trains on the railroad from City Point, but no damage has been done thus fur. At Dutch Gap they also spend considerable powder In shelling our men, but with little rIT ct. The only serijus casualty has been tho wound ing of I.ieutcnant-Colonol Strong, Kith New York Artllb ry, who was struck on the left foot hy a piece of shell, rendering amputation nccesiary. The Wilistrr ran agronnd at Uppor Cedar Point In the fog, where she remained eight hours. TO-DAI'S WASHINGTON NEW3. Special Despatches to Kvrnlng Telcereph. Wihhiho sow, December 29. Tro Comlnir Thu Government is raising troops ijtilte fast under the recent call. Tho majority of District iaokug will be tilled without a draft. 't l.es Not-Ill Trial. The trial of Colonel North proceeds slowly. The evidence against him Is strong. The Wallirr. The weather is cold this morning, the mud drying up, and military operations may ba lo iked for at once. Internal Rpvonno. The receipts of internal revenue yesterday were over one million eight hundred thousand duUurs. Dapnallorr. The National F.xclianrro Uank of Columbus, Ohio, Is deiignstc.l a depository of public luonoy. Rew 4'lty Itallroail. The curs of the new Metropolitan It lilroad will commence running next M niday, when this de luge of mud subsides. The F street track will be paved with Belgian pavement. (Jmrgla Kallroadsl. General McCuHutn, Superintendent of Military Hallroads, baa tent ollicers and a working party to take charge of tho rolling stock aud railroads out of Savannah and run then. Hunt Nitnlli. The ttev. J. Packard, formerly preacher of tho Eeccsh gospel in Christ Churrb, and R. W. Wheat, ooce a mcichunt, and yet Ilebel, will go through our lines to-morr w to their Hebel brethren, by order of the Secretary of War. Voin of Tennpospp. The mei'enger who brought the electoral vote of Tennessee here, received the customary com pensation npon the certificate given to him by Vice-I'rcsideiit Hamlin. The recognition of Tennessee li.il commenced, an well o that of Louisiana. Irou-rlailsi. The sub-committee, who aro angugej Investi gating the tubject of the Iron-clads, will Com plete their labois by the lat f the week. Their report will show that nuito a number of th -se vessels will be almost a total lots to the Govern ment, owing to tho uiunner in which the work but been done. TlJ ret'rxlnpT liaaro. The Committee on the Cuiduct of tho War, who hare been investigating ut City Point the mine explosion before Petersburg, hive oin plrted the examination of the ollicers who par ticipated In that alfair, and relumed to this city. The evidence iu the case is very voluminous, and it will appear that nioro than one ottlcer of high rank will Ise found culpable. Before the report la completed a few ollicers will be exam ued here. -n uvi uiau ui.mm ,u viamuitaii ja.tan 1 on trie sun.ieet. and glvo yo'u" h7s""iecKiou at the I r,1'- ".ViV ' "; U V "T. '" 1' good quality or sugar from Indian corn. t"rlist poislbie moment. Thanking you, Gene- n u,tZ, i.ii,. lid" 'li- Coul'at 'th. -The l'hllllps Academy, at Andover Mussa- rttl' ,,,r )our kl,ld "u,'u' " " 'f my oilkcrs, "H M , LATER FROM EUROPE. THE " Al SNUIASM V AT M.W V0I1K. Ministerial Crisis in Spain. COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL ADVICES. Ni w Yoiik, December '.I. The .Imfmnori'i is ti portid as having p.ts-ed Sandy Hook, bring ing Liverpool dates of tho 17th, and to Iho lsth via Qun ixtow n. Another ministerial ctlsis has occurred in Spain. The I nilon Vimrs' lity article says If tra Ic Is opened between the Northern and Southern States the validity of the blockade w ill become n question. I,iv.m not., December 17. The sbam-'ilp .4 "is, from liosion, a rived oil CrooMnivcn ou the loth. The f punish ministerial crisis continues. IMiMsli. A deputation from the lannnripation S icie'y iresented to Minister Adams an .uldlcss lo Presi dent Lincoln, congratulating htm on his re el c tioii a evidence that the entire abolition of slavery Is di leiTiilned upon. Mr. Adams expres-e 1 In griit.liculioii at receiving tho inldrcMs, reeardtng it asasiroug proof of friendliness to tho United States. He said that this, and numerous similar de monstration, would bo received as a strong prta f that whatever may be tho hostility ol some to America, it is by no means shared by the greater iiunibi r of the British people, and ought not to be presumed to be the national impres sion. Mr. Adaias dwelt upon the lessons ot the necnt election, and argued that the Govern ment would continue Its work of emanclpition. The London Twin applauds Mr. Seward for the wi M-nierited snub which he gave to Mr. Par ker, the would-be presenter of a Peace Address to President Lincoln. lljkC Fortesetie, the Cndor Secretary of th" CoifBieB, bus been speaking on American allairs. He was for continued neutrality, and symna tlorei) with the North as far as tin y were strug gling lor a boundary to prevent the extension of slnvery, but could not withhold sympathy froai i lie isoutu tor tueir ganam struggle lor Inde pendence. Mr. Ciibdcn's health has greatly Improved. ihami:. The weekly returns of tho 13 ink of France hoA- a decrease of four miilious of francs iu spec e. NI'AIN. Martinis F.ivia formed a new Cabinet, but the ijiieen refused to accept it. lsturl'. w is endea voring to form a ministry, but his succoet ia uoubtful. A terrific hurricane had occurred at Lisbon, whch was disastrous t Hinall vessv.a. No Ame rican shipping are mentioned. Ii ii stated that the St. Domingo o,uostlon was Iho cause of the resignation of tho Spanish Min istry. They wished to abandon ihe island be cause of the (llillcullv of suljeelion, und because Kigland had resolved to i oiihiiu the Insur sents ai belligerents. The Queen refused to adopt ibis course, and the resignation ensued. J tie i aicuttii mans ot November id reached Suck on December 1G. 'I he steamer Jeddo, with the overdue Bombay mails, was passed in the Bed Sea, with herb dlers disabled, lie r mails were transterred t ) tho Cal cutta steamer. A Shunxbal telegram of November ! sava : The China news Is unsalisfacory. Tho preseiico ot tebels in the vicinltv of Amur lias stopped trace. T ho Anglo and Franco Chinese forces are to be disbanded. The advices from Japan are favorable. 'niMirrlnl iMtvlllsjeinrei. I.ivfhi'ooi., December IU. liroailstiitls. Flour unlet : Wheal a aad'.l'orn ijulet, tnlxe'd lit f-'UVH. Cul. rrevl.t'itia.- ltef staaily : I'ork rl r in ; H.ie.in i ilet, r.aw la. lower; Hultur au-ady Lard dull, uud eaaiar ; c'olt-jn Hi m. I'loduse Ashes iU let - Hus'ar uulet anil arm; C ifTau ateaily ; Kice iiuuil ; Unseed Inactive, at fi.l eels, decline: l.in.i-id l.l.i aleitily ; l.iiiaeeil oil uaiet and tt.itoy, K, sin dull, Nflnti Tar,ii.itlue, siaatl aalei at HUisL.i l'ttreleuaj aetiva ami ni iu, hue renueit 'is. LivKiicooL, Deeemlier 17 Kvening. Sales of rotiou tu-day tSAO tiajrstlie market cloaca dull and prlcee weak. loetalstutra iiulet and ateady. I'rovl.loiia iiu-t . I.ard veiy ilull, Itntter firm. Hui;itr tend, iipwunla. I'eiroleum arm. I.oM.oN, Dc ember 17 Rvotilmr. Consols elo-.il nt St:' .io:i l4 for money. II Inula I'enlral share. .'ilVco-J di.eoiint; Erie .hares a.sni:i; Lulled Butes Im -1 wi'iuli s 4.Vi,l.'l Haviik, Di-eeiiiber If!. Cotton Ina tivo but sti aily ; aula, of Hie w. ek .V.m h.ilea ; New llrleana trea oroii alra, 2.tt : lla..7.l'f. Tlie aloek la Is.oml halea. I'ahih, HiTomber 17- Tho Bourse clocd ftrun-r; Ueulesliir li'lc. LATER FROM MEXICO. IMPERIAL REVERSES. General Alvarez at Acapulco. Saw FiiAxeiHCo, December 28. Mexican ad vievt received by tho steamer Constitution say that since the defeat of the French at Cliilafa, on Novembtr 15, they had arrived at Caruavaea, about sixty miles from the city of Mexico, in a Comp'cU'y demoralized condlilon. Oencral Alvarez with Iho patriot array, en tered Acapulco co tho 1 1th of December. The States of Guerrero and Oadaea are now perfectly free from the Imperial forces. The skip Crat e liarlinq sailed from this port to-day for New York. HlOW HAVANA. Reporteel Nub ml anion of sit. DoiiilaifO. Nrw Yohk, December TJ. The steamer .Ifiro Cahtlt, from Havana, has arrived, with dates to the 24th. A report has been received at Havana, via Porto I! h o, that Iho Sun Domingo Hebel! had sab milled to the Spanish Government. The steamer Atudia had arrived at Havana, from Halifax, and' was supposed to be intended fur a blockade. r"n"r iko iiiiixisH noitRiiE. Foutkfhs V. si o", in ci mber 28. The steamer Profnctheui L 4 trrive ! from Moreliead Cliy, North Carotin.., e Lis'i. ; the mails and part of the crew of th 'lo" i r Hubert Canon, wrecked on llutteras on Ut '-'s.'i.the light at the time bearing W. S.V. C'- ta n Steward, aud a Sailor named Henry C'liinge. we're lost. The steamer ini arrived this afternoon from Tort Royal, y.nioin- her passenger! are forty seven Union (eiitvrt, wLo made their escape from Columbus, Ovrjih. LATE REBEL NEWS. REFORTS FROM WILMINGTON. General Talmcr's Expedition. EVACUATION OP SAVANNAH. Operations in Southwestern Virginia. i:ic, j:t.. Jute., j;to., uto. Tlif Kvaciiwlloil or fiaiaunah, f'i'fv ( .'i'7iaei' ll'Aiy, veernVr 'J4. Ui'llnhlc Inform, it ion has been received here of ll;e cvneuiition of Savannah an event which the military aiitboiltles had decided upon Mini' tuno sit ce. We learn that Ibe cvacu ition w is ellei 1" I without loss, except 01 such materials us could not be transported. The lust troops of the lino crossed the river at three A. M. on Tuesday, tho 21st, proceeding in the direction of Charleston. The engineer troops he'd the bridges until alter six o'clock, when the bridges were destroyed. At that lime the enemy o, copied the city, which had been surrendered I y the VI ay or a'joiit live o'clock, under liar of tiurc. trnrrnl Pitliiipr' Fipptlltlou Towards I'ortNiiioutli. From Ihe Richninnil MVi., DtscmSrr it. From tho Exprrni of yesterday, we learn that there was a report current, at 1'ctershurg, that a raiding column, compoaed of infantry , cavalry, and anillciy, has stinted oil' In the direction of Weldon, from Suffolk, n doubt to oix ra'.o as a diversion iu favor of the naval expedition against Wilmington. This is probably the force wo mentioned several days sitiio as having been collected at Bowers Hill, eight miles this Mile of Port-mouth, under the Y ankee General Palmer, and which we then anted was di stitu d to operate against Weldon. We have, however, no olllcial report that this expedition has been actually Blurted. Jleiaraar of ihn fleet OIF WH iuinitl4.il. fenm the JtVomon' ll'ila, leceutr '.'I. An oflh-ial tvlcgruin from Wilmington, dated 2.')d, says : "The licet, which drew otf In the rough weather, is again assembled. Seventy vessels aro now in sight ou the coast. " Wn. mm. ton. December 21. Seventy vessels of tho enemy's licet aro reported otf Fort Fisher ibis morning. No demonstrations of landing jet. The weather mtld. Wiud west-northwest. A Yankee gunboat grounded last night near Fort Fisher, ai.d was blown up by tho enemy. Iliei Hnlil In Moiilli wpslern Ylrglula. Vina the Lvuehl'iirg I'lefiama, bceemt.er '2. On Monday, the Pith, tho enemy since ascer tained to consist of Oilicm's, Stoiiemuii's, and liiiibridge'a forces concentrated at Bean's Sta tion, advanced eastward. Vaughn was nt Green ville, and Duke's Brigade at Uogersville. Tne movement waa rapid, and Duke tiling in their route, waa forced back to Kiugsport, whon, ou the l.'ltu, he waa attacked and an Here J a repulse. The enemy thus got ahead of Vaughn, and on the iiioinltig of Ihe 1 4th entured Bristol. On tho t ext night he entered Ablpgdon, Duke falling buck tow aids Abingdon. Ucneral Breckinridge, ut Wythcvillc, apprised of the advance, at once began to concentrate, ins troops lor the defense of Saltville. On Ihe afternoon of the 14th he started I y train for that point himself j arriving ut Glade Springs that night lute, be barely escaped capture Mid reached Salivllle next morning, tho enemy caching Glade Springs shortly afiei daylight ou Ihe 1.0th. Tho force of the enemy, after leaving Abingdon, divided into two columns one threatening Salt villc, ihe othr going to Glade Spring, and towards Wytheviile. At 3 P. M. tho enemy en tt red Marion, twenty-six miles west of Wythe vilie, and detached a force, which waa aunt south east, towards Iho lead mines. Meanwhile, General Vaughn, leaving Bristol to his Ii ft, arrived In front of Marlon, and, suppos ii g the main column had gone to the lead mines, pursued tho ueta tiiiicut with bis mam force. Having Colonel Oillesplo, with tb j rem ilnder of his command, at Marion. On tho morning of the Hi b, ut daylight, Colonel Gillespie wai uuaekel and repulsed, retreating towards Wytheviile, six teen miles distant. There wore no troops t this point, the railroad siiperint jiidmit havuu failed lo send them from Dublin. For want of curs, also, but a portion of the stores could be removed iron. Wjlbeville. Tho retreat of Gillespie was so rapid and the pursuit of the enemy so close that the former arrived nt Wylhevillo at half-past 11 A. M., and passed through the town in a stampede, all efforts lo rally them failing. Tho enemy appeared at 1 P. M., their videttes approaching very cautiously. Major J ihnslon, X. A. (J., of Breckinridge's stair, with a hall doeu ollicers and men, remained, und by standing picket at the west end of tne town, In sight ol the Yankoes, detained them from cotn log In for two hours. The town was by this time cleared. At 3 P. M.. Major Johnston having' withdrawn lo the east of the town, General Gtllom sent in a llsg of truce, which Major Johnston received through Cap'uin Somple and Major M M uhon.ot' Generul Breckinridge's stall', Ihe unconditional surrender of tU '.own was demanded, with guutiiime. of security to private property and ciiitehs. Major Johnston replied, agreeing to surrender the town on tho-e conditions, provided Lo was allowed half an hour In which to wiih rliuw bis forces. Alter much delllaration Gene ral Giih m declined to give tuo limouaked, butt) re pect private property and citizens. Major Johnston, having thus guined more than an hour lor the retreating cavalry and trains, withdrew his torces, six all told, and came lu towards Lublin. The enemy adhered to his terms, and disturbed no priva e property. When tiiilein found out tho ruse that had been prac tised upou him, he was more amused than la censed. On Saturday morning, before daylight, the enemy, alter burning the railroad depot, ordnance und medical buildings, retired as ho eamii, llrst sending a detachment of two hundred to the lead mines. General Vaughn waa at this important point, but, believing exaggerated reports of the enemy's strength, retreated on bis approach. , The damage to the mines was slight, and can soon be repaired. Tho enemy retired towards Marion, doubtless to ellcct a Junctinu with tho n am tone and capture f'.altville ; but at last accounts this important point was safo, and Gene ral BiccMiirulge had repulsed the enemy on several occasions. The raid is ably conducted, the lorce moving rapidly, and doing but little pillaging. lvtlst in.iRi.vc it.:lligexce. Ol EAIIKI) rillSj MOKtf ISO). Hur'ine W. E. Anderson, Kt'eu, Fort barrancas, United H'nies cjiiiirteruiaftter. HiIk M l'. Manner, Mariner, Port Korat. do. Iln, Marie Louise, hi aim, llaruadua, J. K. Uailey A C i. AUIdVCD TIIU MUltNIIll. Rhlp Australia. Tuwart.4 daja from Mew Vork, la bal last tu Workman l'o. Kchr William It. tienn, Rakr,S days from Raw Vork, with salt to W uliauiiliuuiu bvu. FINANCE AND COMMERCE. Oi rica or tsa r-vesrsn TassnSArii. ? 'Iliursday, December if. The cxrltlr.g ami contrail! lory army news has for the past two days, unsettled prices, and gnld las been jumping up and dow n as if it Wi re mercury and not gold. It rapid and capricious turns piirilo tho oldest operators, and all hinds have had a tas'e of punishment, whether ns bull or bear; Tor 'he charges have been too rapid to eatbfy any calculation. Wo ate ipiitv. sa Iwtic 1, however, that we are on tho cvo of a great rise In storks, and Ihe very fact that they aro steadily held, no mn ter what tho price of gold may be, Is &10Ul..n tl evidence that the bottom has been umeheil, and that pnsont buyers will reap large prollts. Money, owing to large dl-linrscmcnti on the coming wcik, will bo still easier than at prascnt and the comblnations.of capitalists, now forming for the January rl e, will have the sinews ol war in id utnlani o. The indlo.u ions of a bull nivket mtiltlp'y on every band, and a few days at most will verily our predictions. The Stock Jlaiket ia inactive but steady this morning. Government bot:d4 urc lirml held, and thero Is rather moro doing, with sales of .'i-2iisat In8(10.s4; (Is of 1881 nt I01., coupons tlf; and In-Ills ns 102; 119 was bid fir old 7-,H)s and 121 asked ; New City (is aro selling at D'JiJ lisi; o;;J was bid for Petin-ylvania liallroad 6han s, as wo have noticed for several days past, continue dull and the transactions aro limited. Camden and Amboy sold at I id; Penn sylvania Railroad nt (SI j ; and Philadelphia and F.rlo ut 2SJ, an advance of ; 4.1J was bid for I.ittlo Schuylkill; fi7 for Philadelphia and GirmAntown; and S7J for Reading. City rassetigcr Kailroad shares aro also dull, and there is very litllo doing. Bank shares continue very firm, and prices are rather betier. Cunul shares continuo quiet. Coal Oil shares are less active, and prices aro unsettled, with sales of Brum r iitlj; Diltellat !'; Fxcilsior 1 r,9; Atlas 2c 2 1-1C. ; MdClintock .I ; Slory Farm ut 2j ; St. Nicholas 4J j Gernania 1 3-lG; nud Cm tin l.'J; 28 was bid for Cherry Run ; and ll.'i fur Maple Shade. I'llll-AliKI.I'lllA BTOCK F.Xl'IIANIIF. S Vl.f.Sl, IKO. "J. lie ported by Clark. on A Co., linkers. No. Ul (9. Talrd Ht. HKKOIIK llOAKOa. lOO.MxlTell OII..J.I n. I'.l.h ladln ...ep 7)j; KAlab do Until JiO.ti Waluul I.....II, a1, rinsT boaiiu. l:i,.'iUS&-S"S Ilis'i lim.h 4n IV ST. iui de ari.t'si, f'M.l do les a 1,1a 11 Itaha.'HI. x ep.eli'"a V H lu 4na h j SI 1. (mi City 'ia, new.... I'll rl.fmt do I'll I S'. imi Cnion rnl tula.. Ifi. ah A lies' A: iidt-oul 1', I'll sb lliiiiier Is, IIO ,h llaliell Oll. b.', !', 4iish do in, list . h Fxeelainr l'tll I'J'.ll Atlu- 2 I IV IK ill di i 1 6i sli Mi'('llnteek...c 5 ! ;ou sU Htory Kmiui.... .'li O all Rrlis 4 V IcKl an ilrntanla 1 a lit 'dm an C'tirnii oil if't a sh ( unaoi. Hank.. 4 ah do SO :m h v Am tn. a ni :w sli stcli N com H:lSj J'i ah Wynm'ns III., 7' tl .lii'inn. Ai Am....l'41 l"ah do Il',- 1'" ah IVnn'a Hit.... li't p.l ah lluller Coal. .. II ! ah do rsal 111,; llsiali P tills & Kne... is1, .'it ah lh A ilia 47 (CO all Hnaiu ik In J u.nl It Quo atlonsof the principal Coal ana Coal Oil stocks al 1 0 Clock to-uay : lid A.l R It Hour tain Coal. 1', ., Ilo.a I.land... lluller Coal all .. Illvde Kar m... t oniiis-lk-ut ....... 14 S, 'IrvinaOU tlreen Ml. Coal.... 4 4'i Keratone Oil., SU Ml, '( I . H 1 .10 11 I'M 1st 1'4 l l Keystone Zllio.... I 'j .. kroi.er , pi 1 arnoiiaaie 'j New Crista 1 Allan a 1 Alleahelij A Tide la.. Ilia lank JV HeacuD llll Hianaen laluad... 1 Hrun.r s .. Ilull Creek 3 I'r'asa..... s .. llurtiMiB Rlirlng Continental ) Ctisci'ut Cliy II Curtln s lMa .. ' Maple Hhaile Ort. IU 4V, V J'a Wei:iiatoek uol .. , Mineral Ou 1 1 Mini' II Mriclrianv II .. Ji aw .' I M I reaAI'berrrH a. Vi 7 RobleAllalaiuaur. 0". lOV , a nt I Oil Creek . S'a I'S orvaule Oil........ 4 '4 lilaiaitad nil fi Pennaylvaaia FM.. 2V Ferry Oil i ' I'tilla. A Tldtinau. .. Po Farm OU... 7'a I'etroleent Ceatre. , 7', I'klla AOIIClreak.. S 4 'a ii IV a 4 s IV il Corn Flaater. ., 7 'a ;s ik laidwell Cow Criik.... I'herry llvn... Ilunkard Oil.. Iiaa.n ore..,,. Panel I Ol Fseeialur OU.. klben I.ISnrado Farreil krac.ll, OS., ttraal Wratara llenaaBla...... Illalia Oil . 1 ..I" 9 I'liilllp... Vl" tf'i Ueei.ue., 1 1 . sf . ' ... la 1 kock nil , , , 7 .. Ila kSone , ',' .. au.riuan ..s l'i .. 'Stenaaa 1)11... .. ', 4 Hi... Farm.., ..I Ht. Mloholaj... ... IV I Hnnlairy .. 1'44 IX larr I arm... ... S Tarr rlomaNlead.. .1 11)1 .. I'alos eatriileiiaa.. t I 1 vvenanvonll 'A IS I'; w.i.ni (aland.... JW Vi II'. W.uoi Hnwe a I day Oil llSard s Quotation! of Gold at the Phlladelohla flnld Kxcbanre, No. 34 8. Third street, second story : 'i A. M 22:i ill A. M 42t in A M 224 12 M 223 1 1(1? A. M 22.5 I 1 V. M 2241 Market active and excited. Im IJavf.k ft Buo., No. 20 S. Third street quote as follows 1 Muytnf. MKnf. American Gold ri.'l 32a American Silver, A's and Fs 208 .a Dimes and Half Dunes 20.1 ."Spanish Quarters 2(13 l'cnn. Currency 4 dls, New York Lxchante 1-10 " i dia. par. 4U4. New Yoiik, December 29. Gold has been as high as 22G. It Is now quoted at 222j. Markets hy Trlrirrapti. St. LnriM, December 28 Colton nominal nt tl l'.H. ToOaero drooiliut. Mini' uule' at SI s,',,el 4.,, I lour otilei ai Ss Vt f..r .lonle emrii. Wlie.it h iavy at Sl's-'e'J l"r 'atr toiholce. Corn a'ea'y n' SI 4 dot 4 Hals aleaily a' n-'.H7',e. Meaa I'ork J1), VVblaky H Vj. Hi s llrui at I' .Sa USc groaa Ni-w Yori, De ember 21 Flour quiet and fe. Muter, BBlea of s.'llu littiN.; Htate. $1 r, i'7S; Ohio, Is 'Si.,.10; ana Southern. S'l'-'ii I. Waeal 'inlet and le. tiiW.er. I orn tlull. I't.rk heavv ; new me... SI ' Wl. I.e'd laiavy ataiSio.'lo. Whl.ky dull and uoni nal at $i il(ui ia. rilll.AIII.I.rill A TKtllK KF.P4SHT. Tiit itsDAY, December 29. Quercitron B.irh 1 quiet at about former rates. There is very little Cloversrcd here, bat there is a good demand at $14'o0(-l4 75 if 4 lbs. In Timothy thero is no movement to notice. Sales of Flnx-ccd to the crushers are making at fc l tv'i, at width Cgure II is In demand. Tho Flour Market continues qulot at about previous rates. The demand for export has fallen, the onlv sales made being for the supply of tho home trade at frcm 81 7' to .1(1 for suoerttne, np to tUl-.'sipi 12 AO for extra family, and at higher fie 11 res for fancy brands. The movements In Rye Flour and Corn Meal are of an unimportant character, and prices are entirely nominal. T he demand for Wheal has fallen off, but holders are lira) in their demands, and unwilling to accede to ,'ower prices, lu tho absence of transactions of any impor'ance, we qnote eesad prime rid at &2 6ilf'2rio, and white al $2 7.Vi' 2'.).). Hje is In moderate demand atl7W75. Cora is inactive and has declined 3000 "ush. new yellow sold at JlCiWl (17, and eld at! 88. There is no fulllti all' in Ihe demand for O its, and sales of 2000 bush. I'eunsvlvania are reported at U2c. Prices of Barley and Malt are aooit the same as last quoted. Whisky tells slowly at (2-20(2-3u f Obit) barrel. '-- 1 arTi' v ,k . Who...al,.nde,.llm"J,"hU ..TB.,,r""t complete aa.ortiuent 01 I adlea'. VI..,..'