led on the Mataire race track, near New Orleans, a few nights since.
Nathan Foreman, of the parish of Lafayette, La., has raised a hog, now two years old, which weighs a thousand pounds.
The State Convention of North Carolina will convene in Raleigh on Monday, the 18th inst.
John B. Blanks, mail agent on the Southside Railroad, died in Petersburg on Friday morning last.
When you get pretty well out of employment, try attending to your own business for a while.
Thomas A. Compton, an old and highly respectable citizen of Vicksburg, Miss., died in that city on Monday last.
W. S. Bennett, of Gainesville, Fla., was killed a few days since, by his horse taking right and running away with him.
Gen. John C. Breckinridge arrived in Knoxville Tenn., on Thursday last en route for Kentucky.
Thomas Drumond was arrested in New Orleans a few days since, charged with being disloyal to the South.
The Macon (Ga.) Christian Index, has suspended publication.
Commissioners of Schools in Jefferson Ward, respecting the unauthorized use of a room in Bethel Church, for a school, by the Treasurer of the State Literary Fund.
The following resolution was adopted.
Resolved, That the Commissioners of Schools for Jefferson Ward be authorized to demand, of the President of the Seamen's Bethel Society, possession of the school-room in the Seamen's Church.
Mr. Burr offered a resolution authorizing the payment of $500 to Mr. Robert Howard, for a new Index of Deeds, prepared under his supervision.
Mr. Grattan read a memorial, prepared by himself under the direction of the Council, addressed to the State Convention, asking the body to legalize the previous issue of small votes by the Corporation of Richmond.
Approved, and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Hill, from the Committee of Finance, submitted the following:
"The Committee of Finance, to whom was referred the resolution to fix the amounts to be paid to each person empl