cial and manufacturing purposes, together with the Fulton bank building.
The loss at this fire is estimated at about $210,000.
Witnesses and investigating committees. Washington, Jan. 27.
--The President has approved the bill repealing the provision of the law which exempts witnesses who have been examined before an investigating committee of either House of Congress from testifying before court.
The Sun, of the 28th, contains the following:
Rev. Joshua Wells, the oldest clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, died on Saturday last, at the residence of Mr. Wm. Fite, in Baltimore county, in the 98th year of his ages Mr. W. was a native of Maryland, born, in 1764, and in early life connected himself with the Methodist Church.
He was contemporary with Wesley, Asbury, Whitefield, Coke, and other pioneers of that denomination, having become an itinerant preacher in 1788.
Yesterday afternoon Maj. Gilbian, Lieuts. Wm H. Ward, Wm. Shaw,