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s in order, the consideration of the House bill to put an end to the exemption from military service of those who have furnished substitutes. Mr. Orr addressed the Senate in opposition to the bill, and offered a substitute therefore. Mr. Johnson, of Ga., moved to postpone the consideration of the bill until Wednesday. Several amendments were offered. Mr. Johnson, of Ga., moved to print the bill and amendments. Agreed to. Pending the discussion of the question to postpoMr. Johnson, of Ga., moved to print the bill and amendments. Agreed to. Pending the discussion of the question to postpone the consideration of the bill, the Senate resolved into secret executive session. The doors being reopened, Messrs. Mitchell of Ark., and Burnett of Ky., were severally granted leaves of absence. The Senate then adjourned. The House was called to order at 12 o'clock. Mr. Dargan, of Ala, presented a bill entitled an act to receive into the service of the Confederate States that portion of the population of the States of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, known a
gs, and lasts, and captured the hides from the Yankees which he has thus far used in the manufacture of shoes. I am told that every brigade in the army might organize a shop for repairing shoes at an outlay of $500, and the capacity of half a wagon for transportation when the army is in motion. Ought not every brigade to have one of these shoe shops for repairs? In my last, in mentioning the members of Gen. Lee's Staff, I omitted the names of Lt. Colonel Smith, Chief of Engineers) Capt. Johnson, Ass't of Engineers; and Capt. H. B. Young, Judge Advocate General. There is now no doubt of the escape of Averill but it ought to be borne in mind that be made no raid on this Department, but on that of Gen. Sam Jones. Fitz Lee, I am persuaded, would have begged him but for advices received, via Bonsack's, urging him to take another route from the one he was pursuing. The result was, Averill got clear. A heavy rain has been falling since Saturday night. The Magidan is very hi
New Orleans to New York. Here he took passage for New Orleans, but here our narrative of his adventures must conclude, his trip down the river and his sojourn of a month in New Orleans being forbidden topics. We would add to what we have written down from recollection of our conversation with Capt. Girard that he has recent intelligence from Johnson's Island, where our officers are now living on something less than half rations, and Col. Miles, Capt. Bewitt, of Miles's Legion, and Col. Ben Johnson, of the 15th Arkansas, are in irons for an attempt to escape. The New Orleans Times, of the 12th, under the heading of "The Affair at Fort Jackson--Unfounded Reports — The Matter of No Serious Consequence"--gives the following remarkably brief account of the affair: Some excitement occurred at Fort Jackson on the evening of the 9th inst., in the course of an altercation between one of the officers and some of the men. Fortunately the disturbance was seen quested, and o