sed the shelling was renewed.
This day week, I learn by a letter from Gen. Whiting, two 700-pounder Blakely guns arrived in the Gladiator.
If these could only be transported to Charleston, what a sensation they would make among the turreted monitors!
But I fear the railroad cannot transport them.
The Secretary of the Treasury asks transportation for 1000 bales of cotton to Wilmington.
To-day I saw a copy of a dispatch from Gen. Johnston to the President, dated at Morton, Miss., 22d August, stating that he would send forward, the next day, two divisions to reinforce Gen. Bragg in Tennessee.
This signifies battle.
The Secretary of the Treasury notified the Secretary of War, to-day, that the appropriation of fifty millions per month, for the expenditure of the War Department, was greatly exceeded; that already this month (August) the requisitions on hand amounted to over $70,000,000, and they bould not be met — some must lie over; and large sums for contract