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A St. Petersburg letter says the decree emancipating the Russian peasants has been signed by the Emperor Alexander, and that it is to be promulgated on the 1st of January. Rev. Charles B. Dana, D. D., late Rector of Christ Church, in Alexandria, Va., has accepted a call to the rectorship of a Church in Por. Gibson, Miss. T. D. Jones, the sculptor, has been commissioned to make a bust of the President elect for the Republicans of Cincinnati. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Natches has ordered a public three days' devotion, in view of the political crisis. Steene Anderson de Bills, formerly Minister from Denmark to the United States, died at Copenhagen on the 28th ult. Lieut., Maury, U. S. Navy, lately delivered an address before the Royal Geographized Society in London.
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