ndard, is on a tour in Hopkins, Hunt, Collin, and adjacent counties, and speaks in most satisfactory terms of the great abundance of wheat, oats, and barley, the excellent and superabundant corn crop, and the fine apples and peaches.
Major Louis Armistead and Lieut. L. Hardcastle, late of the United States Army in California, have arrived in Houston en route for Virginia.
Major Armistead is a son of that gallant officer whose defence of Fort McHenry has been made forever famous by the sonMajor Armistead is a son of that gallant officer whose defence of Fort McHenry has been made forever famous by the song of the "Star Spangled Banner." The Major has been a long time in the U. S. Army, in the sixth infantry, and was esteemed one of its best officers.
He is a cousin of Col. Baylor.
General Van-Dorn has consented to establish batteries at Aransas Pass and Corpus Christi.
General Sibley's cavalry brigade is to be composed of three regiments, and its organization is proceeding rapidly at San Antonio.
Until Gen. Herbert arrives, Col. Henry E. McCulloch, just returned to Seguin from t