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James P. Holcombe, Professor of Constitutional Law in the University of Virginia, has resigned his position in that institution and announced himself a candidate for the State Convention.

Mrs. S. M. Walton, mother of Madame Lo Vert of Mobile, and an accomplished lady of the old Virginia school, died in Mobile last week.

Mrs. J. Von Freeden and child, and J. Wasmer, wife and child, all of Richmond, Va. , sailed from New York on Saturday, in the steamer Bremen.

The Rev. C. M. Callaway, formerly of Virginia, but more recently in Kansas, has accepted the call of the vestry of the Church of the Ascension, in Baltimore.

An address to the Queen of England for a separate Irish Parliament, and the right of self- government, has already received over 30,000 signatures in Ireland.

There are fifty-seven cities in the world which contain from 100,000 to 200,000 inhabitants, twenty-three from 200,000 to 500,000, and twelve which contain above 500,000.

Verdi is composing a new opera entitled the Blind Posoner, the libret to of which is said to be full of horrors.

In a single town of Maine, containing only 450 inhabitants, 32 people died last year of consumption.

Miss Lizzie Dill, an actress, is a candidate for State Librarian before the Indiana Legislature.

Wm. Archer Cocke, of Richmond, Va., lectured in Baltimore on the 22d instant, on the ‘"Life and Writings of Wm. H. Prescott."’

The Countess of Eglinton died on the 31st ult., very suddenly, at Eglinton Castle, Scotland.

To-morrow will be the one hundred and second anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.

All enormous cow, weighing alive 2,650 pound, was slaughtered in Boston last week.

The steam-frigate Merrimack, now at Norfolk, will soon be ordered to prepare for sea.

The police of Mobile have organized themselves into a military company.

M. Romero, the Mexican Minister at Washington, is paying a visit to Mr. Lincoln.

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