CHICAGO, March 27. – The Nashville, Tennessee Patriot of the 21st, received last evening, has late Southern news.
Of Mr. Yancey the Patriot says: Mr. Yancey has arrived in New Orleans, on his return from Europe, In response to the wishes of the people of the city, he made them a speech. We learn from a gentleman who saw a reprint of it in the New Orleans Picayune, that he gave an unfavorable account of his mission abroad, and candidly admitted that the Confederate States had nothing to hope for from European Powers. He advised the punishment of Great Britain by means of putting a period to the cultivation of cotton.
The New Orleans Crescent of the 10th inst. states that a couple of powder mills on the opposite side of the river were blown up on the 9th, killing 5 workmen and injuring seriously a soldier near by. The loss in property was principally machinery. About 30,0000 pounds of powder being all the stock of that article on hand.
A letter from Huntsville to the New Orleans Picayune of the 12th, after giving an account of operations subsequent to the fall of Donelson says: “The Provisional Government of Kentucky are now with Gen. Crittenden’s Brigade, the capital of Kentucky now being located in a Sibley tent near the headquarters of that General.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 29, 1862, p. 3