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vol: xxir. $ L ; .. Salisbury, n.c., December 12, 1864.
aatxea A raorauToa.
rmi or nor wjurxz r
em( session to-day. Npthingf general - nfgbt and Are reported to-day, moving
asoai. e tea ln fry six
TXXXS tr UTXCTUXIC 1 pavers
i4 ft feeear Maace
nay fee Ums. KoUoso ee! 71
JJiia t eeeiieai. Jfetieas i
eW sraandu a,T. '
TETiTOTl APHIO. ;
Ekxwoov Vtc 4 Tuo Senate
1 is Sewm yesterday.
No(&tsof Uterect iai tfce House ia
.f9 ewMK. . it U re
:be Ut&M Cnrpnt bill ped
. occrvt mmmi by fi mkjority.
rusmxa feom tub ortil
Ckomi IW 4.TL New York
frwa Xakkatficivt'iadV deUil of the
tr Um &Jra! b a' fuk ototMieot
a4 tar! a tid f a ! ont est
a4 jtn44tiaut4aitbrc UimmmsJ
Om fcw Wi aol rebel oficf anil
jr 1A1 am I BtwaM Juki amvij t N'ab
ScaoAetl coonxodt ti F4ralt 4
.UtNitt muI 1m ia EW eorpa. Af
ter iittmg t& rWti SchoJIeU troop
t-ai bmek tm m etat tare mle oath of
a4i. TM ktiitm aetm Uarpaili
raj barat M (atr4 tnuiarorutiu f
A laan jgiaw (rai NaoWLd of. tUc Snf,
U BSfetaCilt, MJ it U MfBHlTr4 t(u clan-
is t!U Ue4 ia BWNcg anAtwnrJ toward
Gf?t pMM4 krrraila araon Uta people
ia ta cwry aal XaaiU, aai Utr
n 6tnf ta tkat ty fa erawd. Thf
LL b jjaiiann ap ail the borast;
maW al caUi, Maxiiag Uttn SoaUi.
OxAf Kfaaa Wet appoint! AUar
aht Wa?1. -. . ,. -
iaUrMt dooa ia opn aMiua ia fitber
Kichmowd. Dec 5. K York' and
' Haltlmora pMMira of tlia 0rd Ountain J
liliouai' flMiniif 01 Mil puwt vi rranKiin,
ia btoh lnoi w rcpulavd ith haary
loaa u4 ratwiitad. Oeea, Tat Clabura
aid Wirt Adama-' art rvportfd kfllaJ.
Thirty ataada of eulora. wr captarnl by
tJatoa arm j. - TeWrapb , from KaahvilU
the 2nd tara. : Then wn iliht akir
miehjojE arith tha eaeinj'a cavalrr all dar.
A eomptita line of eotrenebmonia, around
theefct! pnin of our cavalry forta
oooafitpred Furrat'a eavalr ihna mi lea
fro ai toa oa Franklin Pike. Tlo rbta
eoald ba ptainlj aeen advancing wImq onr
Iroofa rvtirtd towards the citr. Jfijjlit
coming 00, ootjr a Uw uccasional , ibota
weia txchanged. J
' It U ramored that Qood anJeavored to
croaa the Cumberland with a lar oaraU
rj font. Tha oommaadar of tha Otb eorps
it her with flaet'boataaad Ma dada. -
"Tr7f "Ioiinii UTraio orthe 8 J aayV ya
parted that J fa. rtmof. ibe two arruK wra ra-
it . bey ' akirmlahin. IUttla ,of
musketry plainly , beard In tha street of
4aiMiWiM ' A mnvi ia, iiiiuiidviiw
llood.ia portoing bfindt forward.
Xaah Urhttfrwn believed tbat ( Hood's
roaia army b threaiening MarfraMboro.
7 Tha Tribune's (Inar.cial article Friiay,
p. nu, aava erld opened at 2SS ; advanced
33. Clod at 30.
- - News from Tnan vu wsed with effiCl
CapU Serums arrived at Bagdad oa the
1 Ith, and immediately eweed the Kio
(jraadeyCaeoafa lo bwltmood.
The J'euilauXiary l lUloa -Roojja do
atreyod by firel - ' .
Steexaav who arri4 hr Satorday light,
f riafaful m the Seaata to-day.
oxa Dee. 035rjl tafocma
toc Lao twa raeaivad of a tfjht io Geor
' Saadmy, teweett'; WbeeferVeavat.'
re aal a pwrOoa of Uerasaa arm v. em
cavalry. The eaewj aUavtUd Waee
lfatam azi aaado apteral charge,
S ewbida were rrpufsod. fh eocray'a
ea, wery beavy. HUpatnck refotd
aadUL; iTaeeIer) offiaer and men
&cm)xav !. tk Eoropeaa advices
t thai 2ds haorieX thapaicbea reUtire
tv e jrnt bewCeat hs tha ewe of the FW:
hl bea escoaftged between iba 0ov I feasiva works.
-wnaeekte ofEagtanj aad rraoeo.
axoeated oa tho Uik. At
f io hnt aaaaaiot ia cuafeaaed to. tha mar-
!te. . . . . ' .. .
Brvj'a, Htaaiauiioaarr moeemaata ia
V eaeta ara coatiaoad. 4 A aorioaa eollie
betwoea tha troopa aad Garribaidian
v-eearre! om.tao 6UL ;r --t''-
Ex-TaOTS Dec 4-Both Iloeaaa
Ricbmovd, Dee. 8. Id the Senate a
bill was report rtl frm the military com
mittee (o provid for the ernploytneft of
free negro and slaves to work on forti
ioalioo, and erhrni otlter labors eonneo
trd witii lha dekoora of tlie country. Tha
bill made aU frea turgrtf beiaeeo 18 and
50 liable to sucb preacribed llor. An
Uiorii8, the Secretary of War to hire ir
iiapresa thirty t'loonand slrs b l eD 1 8
and 4ft East of tha Miuhvsippt river, and
tea thoasand wtst. y
Tha resolution reported from the same
committee nqnesUojf the State IyinU
tnrea to reduce the number of exempts.
was onsiderW tad rejeied. Te House
weti inlu secret seaakw soon iftrr. lAfter-
being called to nnUr yesterday. J. XI.
La-ch. of ?. j. submitted a re-o!uti"n ov-
posiu the suspensHM of tha privil-fre of
the liabets Corpoa. Mr. Kosaell there ut
00, moved lo go into secret session ; agreed
to : yea. 43 ;' oaya,;34. No yankee papers
ILmMOK T;t. Ni i w Yor k and PhiU
adelphia papers of tbo 5th. received. Al
so, eveuinsr edition of the Baltimore Anier
icao. The Herald says' tbat the armies of
ThomM and Hood uil confront ea:h other
before Nashville, but that no general en
gagement had yet taken place, since the
tattle of Franklin.
There was skirmishing' all along the
lines on Saturday, but oolhing important
had occur led, yesterday. Last despatches
Mate thnt the Union army encircle the city
of Nashville, on the south, in strong de
fensive works. The rebels re two miles
disUnt,nnd have ilirowu up enlrenchmeiiU,
their liaea visible from the bouse tops in
J Jobneooville bas been evacuated. A
Nashville telegram of the 4 th aay deeerK
era who came ia today, raoort that Gen.
S.D. Lee published an order to bis men
on Friday morning, eomplitnenting them
iJ'jsgPj 4rc and thaok-
log Uiem for tue victory , won at Frank
down, the Jernsalem, plank-road., twelve
toilet front town, euppoaed to he raiding
party, but their destination 'is unknown.
Ot her wise all quiet.-
' EitHoa, Dec. 8.- In the Legislator
tolay Uon. T. S. AJie was eli-ote-l Con
federate Sutea Senator, and C. ILThomaa,
of Carteret, was made Secretary of State.
Rjchuokd, Dfi. 18. Northern papers
of tha 6th received. 3 Tbe latent Naahvilla
teWrftni U dated tbe 4th. No change' ia
muitarv 'aitualion -Reported.'' V ?riaonm
say Gens. 'Gist,' Strahl and 0 ran berry
were killed at Franklin, and Gen. Sbott
wounded. ;Th Vlurfreesborw britrada and
part of tbe Chattanooga are safe. ' The
destroctiea of rebel property to 'Militate
the defenae of Nabville was iiomne.
Jaa. Wataoo Webh, Minister to Bras!!,
baa assured tha Brazilian Government that
the capture of tbe Florida waa unauthoris
ed by th Government of the United States,
and tbat all reparation w kith honor and
jwrtica may exact will be ry freely of
fered. , The Yankee Congress assembled on
Monday. - r
Ia the House credentials were presented
by five representative from Louisiana
which were referred to the committee on
elections. Davia presented a remooslrance
from Louisiana against tbe admission of
Lincoln's meMHiie wonld not be deiiv
ered until Tuesday. Gold in N. V. iMori
Kichmokd, Nor. 8. Iiy the Senate a
restiluiibn was reported some days since
relative to Ita seiture of the Florida, and
was anieud-d and 'adopted. Joint r- iH'lu
tioiis aullioriii! the appoSnt'tiriit of Com
luisxioners lo iiritxil were aleo adopted.
IWhiiijz of itib-rvst in tbe UoUie. Se-
C'et ek.o reroHl. -:. . .....
The noble design of a telegraphic oim
inunication between America and Great
Britain has been renewed with a full ex
ctaton of its early accomplishment J
' the rebellion to China ha at lat been
ajijresiied,wiih the co-oj-eratioii of the
good offices of lliis government and other
Statva. ; Tlie port of IWrfoIk, Fernandina
and PenMcola have been opened. I is
hoped foreign .merchant will teson to
theae and other open port, rather , than
pursue' contracts and trade with other port
closed by lawful effective blockade.
Cnforaeen political drtferenne have aris
es ia BratiMian and Britixb ports, now in
coorae of'a.ljnKtmeiit. '
Notice ha rwen given thnt the United
State will iucrvase itaval artnam. nt ujon
tbe Lakes. - '
The pubHe debt Ut tbe first July, nearly
eighteen hundred millions, is be!d,fr tbe
most part by our own people., has be
come a substantial' branch of .national
though private property. ? j Sf
- After reference TrtartoTii lobjecl oTbo
general interest to Con Wei ate readers,
Lineoln notices the eominnsnce' of the
war with it ivsnlta. whu-h be regards a
important lie recommend ; riosod
ameadmetit totliecOHatitulioo abolishing
slavery throughout the United Stales. .
lie refers to tbe result of the recent elec
tion as an evidence of tbo purpme of the
jKiofJe'of tbe loyat States to lunintain the
ffllegrity of the Uiiion. -'The election re
turns jtrov that a great majority f tbe
men wboimmjiose the army and navynre
still livings -and - that' we - are -gaining
sir en in h, mid msy. if neeti be, mai-itain
the conflict witn th insurgents iiidvllniteJ
It is the puhlio pur pone to i-estaWisb
and in int.iin tbe iiatioiinl aothuriiia un
changed a w.- beli-ve uuchangeaMe. On
careful conshieration it eeem lo ine no
attempt at ne.iiaiil with the iiifeJircit
leader' a ould rexU'l in any ioovl. Ht
villa that Hood i evacuating lis position ':
fearing te rikk an attack. It ia wpposeii V
be has Commenced a movement to Ken
tntly. f 'v 7 ' -
Cbae snnointed ooceasor -to .Taner, .
In the senate Thursday, Davtav gave no-.
tice of a joint ' reaolntioo for a restoration
of pev ytul Union, - Seward, in a letter
to Minister Adams, refosed to How.at
agent of the': Liverpool Bazar to visit tbe
military prison in the northern States,. ,
to distribute aid to Confederate prisoners. i
Tbe t letter , U rryf aareastlo npon Brit
tab sympathiser with ' tbe Confeder
acy and think tbo insurgents, k eommoo
with all our eeantrymen, will rejoice in be
ing saved by their toyal government from
grave insult by Lord WbarocIitTand as
sociates. 'Gold closed on tbe 8th 3.4t
Uichuond, Nov. 8. The General As
sembly of Virginia convened yesterday.
Governor's sire ws reoi-ived t-dav.
He protel4 agaiiiKl the doi trine which
would give abie-bodi'-d tuen the right to
walk about nu'oiicltvd amid renerNl suf
fering and d rLitMi,' and ure that the
entire male xpul,ition of the Sute may
le embwlbfd fur the purpose .of co-operating
in our great struggte. He ruooui
rnendft the -aaih"riziig of pntclaitintiens
WHruing citi n f Virginia in foreign parts
return b wahoiii delay, undr-r the pen
ally of the confiscation ot their property,
lie di-cue the question of einployinjr ne
gro trKi. and khjs for my part, Htandingj
bet-ire God and the orvunty do not iiei
late to any, arm Mich portiou of our able
bodiel slave lopulatton as may be neces-
! Would Hoct pt nothnijr short o( wVerancer
Richmond, Dec 11. The Senate w
not in 'session yesterday. In tbe House the '"
exemption bill reported from the military
committee repeals all ..former law on tho
lubjecCiind propose to exempt all unfit; ;
for miliurr ervice, Vjoe President, mem
beis and oifficers of Congress, State Legist '
latare and such other Confederate A Stale
officer as tbe President or ' law of tbe
pective State may declare to be necessa
ry ' . Minister of religion , not engaged io
buying or selling for profit, employee of
Asylums, "one editor to each ' newspaper,
sucb practical printer and pressraea a are
indispensable to its publication. One skill
ed Apothecary in each store, all practicing
physicians heretofore exempt, . not engag
ed in buying or selling, their fee to be fil
ed by a board of commissioners, io eacb
Swtei J.llwe3eretolore exempt.-
f yield it The issue can only U triel by
j war, and decided by victory. 'Itui tht
I Soothi-ru eople call reatxept Uiikmi, nd
t i . ' . ... .
the aniiM;!' -ri'ireu h year ago w'lirli is
t-lill oi en t ai! jn a condition l inxke h
ftee eti ice. In conclusion, Lincoln fays
he will retract and modify the emancipa
tion proclamation, and in staling iigl
ooudilioii peace. lie menus Mniplv to
say that llw warwilf cease. On ihe part of
hi iroverrimHit whenever" it hhall hare
cease! mi the part of tho-e whir- liemi iCTrf!!.
Nothing m-re from Na-ihvil.
General news aniin-Krlant,
Railrpad exemption renewed I with some
roodificftiions, Exero ption on religion
continued on condition that exempts pay
an annual tax of five hundred dollars, and
sell products at schedule price. - Tbe last
section authorises the President te grant
other exemptions or detail oa account of
public necessity, justice, or equity. . '.
Richmond, D.f, 10. Tlie rnain Kdy
of the enemy V raiiling imtiy is at JairallV
30 iiSii..iii'i of titt city, .Figbtinghaa
beiii giiugotr there' lielay, but the result's
RiCBMOim, Dec. 1 1. An official tele
gram from Gen. Lee yesterday, says
Hampton after driving the enemy's caval
ry upon bis infantry on tbe afternoon ot
the 8th, re crossed Nottaway, and reached
Belfield at day -light yesterday. In tbe af
ternoon the enemy attacked our position
but were successfully resisted. This morn
ing lha enemy is reported retiring, Hamp
ton following. The bridge over Meberrm
was saved. Onr loss as far as known,
all. Tbe garrisoh i under Garrett, and '
reserves behaved welL
About noon yesterday the-' first diviions
of the 2nd corps of the enemy supporiagt
their cavalry, forced beck our cavalrt pick .
ets on the Vaughn road booth of the At
pomsttox and advanced towards Dtnwic
ry w puv iuem e Ue. no a. ,o oe n(, , ,w j, j,., nlrttUy guarded. The
iuem reaoy ior u.e spring eampaij;,,, . ,WlroV,.j Suex Court house on
even .fit resu.tsm lha freedom of thoee i tMr a;)cL ,)or8e tod wuI-
organized. We wonld employ I hem to! ,vwi1 . ;
uiii. iu, iiruiv iviwi vi tut; circuit.
reinforced by infantry, drove tbem back
Mur forces bold Bel field j atroes Hatcher's run, capturing a fear
. i i m ; j 'i.et;
prisoners ana re euioiisaiD; our unes..
f ' - -"T7 ' '" ,'. '-' IS" Md suring tbem that if true to them
us ewe say seal a grand raejing
pairtj isrs Loadoa and upper Feqiior da
na tbo last week, who destroyed many
bee, ao4 boajaea,- md burnt up much
tferad meat, aad drove off all the cat
im aavJ hoesea taey od find a reUJLs
twsx a tie Taaleea alrej, tiJj. peo
r4 of tSao eooniea taking care of Mosby.
Taey aiawsaid six tboesa4 treopa have
j iaam.1 down the Potomac to reinforce
' Faanr thousand were from Sheri-
iaavaadtwo tboosaad wWe new recruits.
"Jotae of these troop fa passing through
AeaaJria said there woald be a grmnd
Sg&t boW LScbnsoad tbia woeL
woulJ soon be enaNed, to outer nnd take
poaaoasion of a vs; "amount of store Con-
f toioed there. Hon. James SneL of
Kentucky, Is Battle's succesaor.
. Gold ia NvYr a tha 7ib- first board
2J8. " .
Ricdmoxd, Da '7. The Senate pass
ed Uoeae bill ir.creasin the Wy pf Dis
trici Judges U five thousand dollars. No
thing else of interest in open session.
' House, after adopting several resolu
tioot of enquiry, resolved into secret ses
sion. : ; . . . 'J T - ;
rirTiiuiBCraL DecT 7. A heavy fore
of tbe enemy comprising infantry, artille
ry and some avalryt left onr front last
the Yankees themselves. The question is
whether the enemy shall use our slaves
agaiusl us or we Use theinbgainst theta.
Tha Governor also recorometid lb1 the
State borrow tbe gold of the Un!; to pur
chase Confederate currency ai twenty for
onu gold to be returned at the end of t he
He also recoiumends the regulation of
prices of all commodities by-law. TW
reeidue of the message is devuted to thu
consideration of prices, and Stale interest
Richmond, Den. 10. The Evening
Whig says it spite of suow, and rain, and
I mud, there a'e strong' indications lliis
ninruing of active lniililies on the linen
I telo w Richmond. Our forces were in line
of battle. The enemy were driven from
tbeir exterior works this morning.
- New Market, Dec 10. Lt Baylor of
of the 12th Virginia cavalry attacked two
companies of the 21s( N. Vork cavalry at
Millwood, Clarke county, on th'o 4th, kill
ed and captured 40, and captured 39
horses. .. . - -
I CTKR8BI RO, lec. t l he enemy s i
. ? . i . . .. L I . R. . .1 " i ' i i
raioiog ooiamn coosistini me zaanoj .
6th eorp. with a large cavalry force in Richmokd, Dec. 1 1 .The affair on :b
advanoe, crossed NoUaway river at Free-! inrt beow Ric,mond yeslerdav was only
man's bridge, last night aad this moriiing, ! rnn.nce by Gen. Lougstreel Rvsolto
and struck of through Sussex-. Sotiie ul,iinortaut
enemyjs HVatry and lours in the vicinity
Richmosp, Dec. 9. Nothing definite'
of general InlenM in eitlier branch of Con
greea to-dyv Tbe Currency bill was dis
cussed in tha House. '
RlOHMOKD, Dec 0. New York and
Baltimore paper of the 9th have Lincoln's
naeesage , published... in full, lie says the
condition of our foreign j flairs is reasona
bly 'satisfactory. We have strictly main
tained neutrality between belligerents in
Mexico. There is a rood lroiecl fbat
an inter-pceanio route ia-San Juan, will
sooo be re-opened. After enumerating
the South American republics, with; which
relation of a most friendly nature exists,
be solicit th authorities to furnish gun
boats to Liberia, cost to be reimbursed to
Ihe United SUte by inaulmecu.
Richmond, Dec, 1 l.--Europn
fvi thMdedS Jt is reported .
at Soulliainpton that Semmes new ship
apraiijg leak1' J"d waa wrecked otf Me
deira. 1 he time, commautiiig on the
ie-eloction of Lincoln says England will
probably be safer in hi than other bniids.
We lAd cone through a course of defy
ing, insulting to England. We hope he will
not repeat the experiment. The Coufi-d-
crate lean aevanced, closing at 62. Cot
ton advanced twopereeiit.
fRiCHMOXDUec 11. N4rtherit-p;pers
of the 9th says a Nashville telegram of
Thursday reports mailer at the front bad
undergone no change. . Several Federal
grin boats attempted unreccesfu!!y,-n
Wednesday night, to "dislodge, the Con
federate battery 14-mile below Nashville.
Forrest b said to have crossed the Cum
berland. Th impression prevail at Nash-
PcTtiRSBCKGDec 11. Tbe enemy at
tacked onr force tfifck's; ford on Friday
afternoon, and "was signally repulsed. Yes
terday morning he retreated " ana was
closely pursued by our cavalry. During
the retreat, tbe enemy's fleet was several
time struck by oar forces, who, it t be
lieved, done much execution, aad captured
a number of prWmers. The enemy's col- -umri
now thought to be returning discota
litod toon front, having been succoasfnl
only in robbing the citizens of Sussex
county. A divioion of the enemy's infant
ry with cavalry, advanced upon our right
yesterday, but were handsomely driven
back with tbe loss of a few prisoners, some
killed and wounded, -.' . '
IIou. T. S. Ashe waa elected Con-
feilerate Senator and Chaa. R. Tbo-
latter on tlio first ballot. f .
In Uie SWt nothing of general
Interest was done.
In the House, bills to allow boan-
ty totho No'th. Carolina citizens ia
the C. S. isval services to incorpor-
ato the Confederal Joint btock
Fublisblno; Company, the Cranber
ry Iron Works, and the Linville Iron
and Steel Company "were passed.
and tha debate oo tbe habeas corpw
resolutions continueo.- Vcntervd-
tlvet Dec 0. - - .
I HATE a lot of Salted Herrings wbidb
I will exchange by the barrel foe Bacon. -
Jurjl, 1864, -