correspondent of the Charleston Courier says:
"The Congress, I am told, has a bill under consideration relative to the telegraph lines within the limits of the Confederation.
The bill, I understand, contemplates the execution of an idea that has long forced itself upon every careful person, viz: to place the telegraph under the superintendence of the Government
, and make all the employees Government officials.
Some such precaution as this is absolutely requisite in these times of war and uncertainty.
Had the wires been under surveillance six months ago, our people would not have been subject to the numerous alarms occasioned by the lying press of New York and other Abolition communities."