A Liberia Colonel recently sent this letter on board a man-of-war: ‘"Gentlemen of the man-of-war, I shall be rejoiced to see you on shore. Mrs. H — sends her love and will be happy to wash your clothes. I have the honor to be, gentlemen, yours affectionately, J-- H--, Colonel."’

A jolly old darkey bought a new, shiny hat, and when it commenced raining he put it under his coat. Being asked why he did not keep it on his head, he replied, ‘"De hat's mine; bought it wid my own money; head 'longs to massa; let him take keer ob his own property." ’

A Yankee soldier on Saturday last swam the Potomac at Courad's Ferry and crossed over to this side, where he was arrested by our pickets and brought to headquarters.--What disposition was made of the case, we have not learned.

The Washington Star has just got the item of ‘"a Union man in Missouri being hung with a grape vine by five Secessionists,"’ Like the Journal, and kindred prints, the Star forgot to add that said Union man told the news of his own hanging.

We learn from the Augusta Constitutionalist that the Granitevile Factory has commenced the manufacture of cotton yarn for making socks and stockings the machinery for the purpose having been recently imported from England.

The clipper ship R. B. Forbes, from a Northern port bound South, was spoken September 7th, about five hundred miles west of Madeira, by a vessel which has reached a Southern port.

A cavalry saddle has been left at Faison's depot, on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, which awaits the claim of the owner.

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