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y much disorganized. Bodies armed men patrol streets all night. Every one armed to teeth, if they have teeth; very often have not in this country, in which case, armed to upper lip or organ of philoprogenitiveness. Have been arrested five times, brought before vigilance committee, suspicious character, who was I? where did I come from? &c., &c. Stated was personal friend of Mr. Punch, special correspondent. All right, let off immediately. Mr. Punch greatly respected here, next to General Washington. Attended grand caucus last night — great demonstration. Principal speaker burst all buttons off shirt front, said if Northern States would only contract to carry the mails as usual, and supply them with ice, poultry, hay and fire-arms, South Carolina would never surrender, rather perish! Patriot's grave better far than something else — patriot's everything better than everything else, nothing like patriots, in fact every man not patriot ought to have his head punched (or words
ited enterprise in journalism succeeds, to the extent of disturbing the tranquility of a number of worthy but overcredulous people. But, unfortunately for the life of the story, the Richmond Dispatch of Tuesday has arrived with the proclamation of President Davis calling Congress together that day in the Capitol. This should be conclusive. Does the Herald or Star imagine that if their President and Commander-in-Chief were really dead, the Confederates would publish the important fact to Washington and the Federal camps, by means of half-mast flags? "a local Secession Directory." Under this caption the New York Journal of Commerce calls attention to the "grand, gloomy and peculiar" doings of the political detectives of New York. They have prepared, it says, a complete black list (with a running commentary of free and easy notes) of all the leading spirits among the secession sympathizers in that city. There are said to be at least seven hundred of such candidates for the
sual. McClellan. That much can be done by the judicious exercise of authority in enforcing military rules and regulations among them, as among the rest of mankind, is conclusively shown by the great improvements effected in the army of Washington, and, above all, in the city itself, by young General McClellan, who bids fair to be the next President, if his success is at all commensurate with the enormous praise and flattery which, much, against his will, are forced down his throat. Befol. Porter. Col. Porter, an active officer of the regular army, and a man of great determination and vigor, at once organized his patrols, and, though the guard-houses may be full, the streets are empty. He sets to work with such speed that Washington, which went to bed in very poor spirits one night, found that the evil had vanished in twenty-four hours, and that next night she could sleep in peace. The citizen soldiery were-astonished and were indignant, but they were nevertheless arr