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years in the United States House of Representatives as to obtain the appellation of "father of the House." Mr. Newton has himself represented this city in the Virginia Legislature with credit and efficiency. He was an "old-line Whig" at the time when that very respectable party had existence; but of late years has kept out of the political arena. Since our civil troubles commenced he has been a warm supporter of the cause of Southern rights. As he is understood to advocate the election of Davis and Stephens, I presume there will be no opposition to him in the district. There will be a second performance of the "Amateur Histrionic Association" of the 12th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, at the New Opera House to-night. The programme is a rich and varied one. The first performance, on Thursday night was largely attended by the ladies and gentlemen of the city. There have been quite a number of public performances by amateurs in the several regiments stationed here, given for
ners to Europe. If this be so, it is a notable instance of the violation of neutrality, and deserves to have the attention of the English Government called to it. Any subject of Great Britain who would identify himself so far with the rebel cause as to act as bearer of dispatches between traitors at home and traitors abroad can have no very nice sense of honor or self respect, and as Sir James must have passed through the Northern States to get to Richmond, he has doubtless given the Jeff. Davis cabal the benefit of his observations, and earned in addition to his knightly title that of spy, so that he may be known hereafter as Sir James Ferguson, Spy, M. P. We wish him joy of his new honors.--New York Herald. Miscellaneous. This morning privates Pratt and Woodbury, two of the fifty-seven prisoners released from Richmond, arrived in this city, and passed to their regiment, the Second Vermont. Three new laboratories on the site of the one blown up are nearly completed, a
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da and Louisiana. Howell Cobb has recently brought on an exceedingly fine regiment of cavalry from Georgia, which he commands. He recently had a long interview with John M. Botts, who takes no part. There is a strong anti-Stephens party, while Davis, who is generally worshipped, has many bitter enemies. Letcher is nowhere, Bishop Polk is strongly urged to be successor of Walker as Secretary of War. The army on the Potomac is claimed to number 200,000 men. The capture of Hatteras caused great the rebel troops were recently paid in specie or Virginia paper money is without foundation in truth. Bonds are used for that purpose. The troops are, however, generally well shod. Great efforts are making to fortify the Southern coast, and Davis and his advisers are much exercised about apprehended movements in that direction. A few days since much excitement existed in Richmond for some cause or other, and a hasty meeting of the Cabinet was called. The great cry in the Southern papers
Runaway.--fifty dollars reward. --Runaway, on the 5th of August, my Negro, Woman, named Betty; about 28 years old, five feet four inches high, black, who was hired to Joseph Davis, on Broad street. She has a mark on the face, in consequence of a mustard plaster she had on, which place is darker.--She has children in Cumberland county, where I bought her of Mr. J. M. Price. She is probably in this city or has made her way to Mr. Price's. I will give the above reward, if delivered to me here, or if lodged in jail in the county or city. Joseph Stern. oc 7--1m*