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Mr. R. J. Waring, a resident of Charlotte. N. C., and United States Consul at St. Thomas, arrived in the former place a few days ago from New York. He was obliged to accept a draft from the United States on the branch mint at Charlotte in payment for his services as Consul.

Hon. Thomas M. Forman, the recently appointed representative to Congress from the first district, Ga., to succeed the lamented Bartow, announces himself a candidate for election by the people, without regard to the edict of a convention that has been called for the district.

Rev. John N. Andrews, late Chaplain of the Third Regiment N. C. Volunteers, is now raising a volunteer company in Wayne and Johnson counties, N. C. He is determined to avenge his brother, Major S. W. G. Andrews, who was captured at Hatteras.

The floating battery recently constructed in New Orleans is said to be a failure. It lacks speed and ventilation. Perhaps these defects can be removed.

A letter from Major Andrews, one of the Hatteras captives, says that he is comfortably situated and well cared for in his new quarters in New York.

The First S. C. Volunteers, under Colonel. Maxey Gregg, have arrived at Suffolk, Nansemond county, where they are stationed for the present.

Thomas D. Watson, Esq., one of the oldest amateurs of the turf in America, died at his residence in Petersburg, on Thursday night last.

Major Joseph Mayo, of the 3rd Regiment Va. Vols., stationed near Norfolk, has been presented with a fine horse by that regiment.

T. B. Howard, Jr., of Columbus, Ga., has been appointed Sergeant Major of Col. Benning's Regiment, 19th Ga. Vols.

The 14th Georgia Regiment passed through Petersburg on Friday last, for an important point.

The schr. Gen. Ripley, of 162 tons, was launched at Charleston on the 7th inst.

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