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A large satinet factory at Norfolk, Conn., known as the ‘"Norfolk Woolen Factory,"’ was burnt Tuesday night, with all its contents. It employed about seventy-five hands. The loss is estimated at $40,000; insured for $30,000.

A respectable citizen of Orleans, Ind., named Thomas W. Busick, was murdered in the streets of that town a few nights since, by a person who entertained hostile feelings against him.

A drover named L. D. Stevens was murdered at Pembroke, Gennessee county, N. Y., a few days since. He had between $7,000 and $8,000 with him, which was supposed to have been the cause of the murder.

On Thursday Mr. Samuel France, a highly respectable citizen of Baltimore, Md., committed suicide by shooting himself with a gun.

It is probable that the Confederate Congress will adjourn within the next ten days, to meet again in July, at such place as circumstances may render necessary.

A report has reached Keokuk, that a party of Missourians had gone over into Taylor county, Iowa, and burned the town of Amity.

The Kentucky Border State Commissioners, recently elected, were to have assembled in Frankfort Tuesday for preliminary consultation.

It has been decided by the United States to protect the upper Mississippi river with armed steamers and batteries of heavy ordnance.

Dr. Charles Hughes, of Davenport, Iowa, having refused to take the oath of allegiance to the United States, was driven from the city.

The New York Courier and Enquirer insists that it is the intention of the Confederate States to invade Pennsylvania and pillage Philadelphia.

Hon. Howell Cobb, in a letter to the Athens Banner, announces his unalterable determination to retire to private life on the expiration of his present term of office.

John P. Kennedy, U. S. Senator from Maryland, has issued a long appeal against secession.

Harriet Beecher Stowe terms the present invasion of the South by Lincoln, the ‘"Holy War."’

The Wheeling traitors propose to divide the State, and call the western portion ‘"New Virginia."’

It is stated that it was $100, instead of $5,000, which ex-President Buchanan gave to the Pennsylvania volunteers.

Captain Franklin Gardner, of the 10th regiment U. S. Infantry, resigned on the 6th of April last.

A. E. Sanders, and M. R. P. Garnett, of Virginia, clerks in the Treasury Department at Washington, have been removed.

Col. Robert Anderson left New York on Tuesday, for Louisville.

The First Connecticut Regiment has arrived in Washington.

The county Court of Shenandoah, Va., has appropriated $30,000 for war purposes.

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