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Jos James, an engineer on the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad, was stabbed and killed on the 27th ult., in Wilmington, N. C., by James Thompson. The Northern papers give the cold shoulder to the "man Forter," (Charles H.,) and say he will not be allowed a seat in the Federal Congress as a member from North Carolina. Cornell Conway Felton, President of Harvard College, Mass., died on the 2th ult., near Chester, Pa. He was an author of considerable reputation.
River defences again. It is stated that iron gunboats are being prepared at Annapolis for the purpose of passing our batteries on James river. We have often remarked that land batteries, properly constructed, can never be silenced by vessels of any size, and that in the general history of all warfare, with the exception of the present war, in which our batteries, with few exceptions, have been of the most miserable description, land fortifications have always proved too much for ships. But batteries can be passed without much danger by gunboats at full speed, and, to meet this contingency, vessels loaded with stone should be sunk in the channel, and, if necessary, iron clad piles be also driven in, surrounded by chevaux de frieze of treer, which could be easily cut down from the neighboring shore, and so arranged as to give the enemy a tangled knot to untie before he could get at the obstructions in the river. In addition to this, bomb proof batteries commanding the chann
, owned by Mr. R. Saunders, aged 20 years, 5 feet 4 inches high, black. William, owned by Mr. B. Bullock, aged 25 years, 6 feet high, ginger-bread color. James, owned by Mr. B. Bullock, aged 23 years 5 feet 6 inches high. Andrew, owned by Mr. Bullock, aged 24 years 5 feet 6 inches high, black, scar under left eye. y Mr. Jas. M. Bullock, aged 33 years, 5 feet high, black. Tom, owned by Mr. John F. Alsop, aged 45 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, black. Joe, owned by Mr. Jos James, aged 27 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, black. Daniel, owned by Mr. Wm. Young, aged 30 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, ginger-bread color. Byrd, owned bMr. P. Woolfolk, aged 28 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, black. Gabriel, owned by Mr. P. Woolfolk, aged 28 years, 5 feet 6 inches high, black, slow spoken. James, owned by Mr. W. Roy, 5 feet 6 inches high, black, slow spoken. William, owned by Mr. W. Roy, 6 feet high, dark mulatto, bad teeth. Tom, owned by Mr. W.
thur, owned by Mr. R. Saunders, aged 20 years, 5 feet 4 inches high, black. William, owned by Mr. B. Bullock, aged 25 years, 6 feet high, ginger-bread color. James, owned by Mr. B. Bullock, aged 23 years, 5 feet 6 inches high. Andrew, owned by Mr. Bullock, aged 24 years, 5 feet 6 inches high, black, scar under left eye. ed by Mr. Jas. M. Bullock, aged 33 years, 6 feet high, black. Tom, owned by Mr. John F. Alsop, aged 45 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, black. Joe, owned by Mr. Jos James, aged 27 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, black. Daniel, owned by Mr. Wm. Young, aged 30 years, 5 feet 10 inches high, ginger bread color. Byrd, owned by Mrd by Mr. P. Woolfolk, aged 28 years 5 feet 10 inches high, black. Gabriel, owned by Mr. P. Woolfolk, aged 28 years, 5 feet 6 inches high, black, slow spoken. James, owned by Mr. W. Roy, 5 feet 6 inches high, black, slow spoken. William, owned by Mr. W. Roy, 6 feet high, dark mulatto, bad teeth. Tom, owned by Mr. W. Roy,