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The Confederate Government has sulphur for ordnance sufficient for two years. In private hands sulphur is very scarce, and in demand for many uses and applications.--A company for making sulphur from iron pyrites is in progress in Alabama, under the chemical direction of Professor John Darby. James M Donaldson was arrested in Bowling Green, Ky., on the 3rd inst., on a charge of giving information to the enemy. He is an old resident of that place, and was for many years postmaster there, and a leading Democratic manager for the county. The public debt of South Carolina is $4,246,262.47; she owns railroad stocks worth $2,651,600, and the general tax levied amounts to $361,316.52. During the twelve months, ending September 30, she has expended $184,254.49 on her new State Capitol at Columbia. The revenue of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company for the year ending September 30th, 1861, is $604,025.44, being a gain over the receipts of the previous year of about $150,000. The Yazoo Bonner announces that some of the planters in Yazoo county, Mississippi, have actually turned out the hogs they were fattening, in consequence of the exorbitant price of salt, to cure bacon. A couple of young men of New Orleans had an affair of honor on Sunday morning, the 8th inst., which resulted in one of them receiving a dangerous sword wound. The extensive tin and hardware shop of Capt. D. B. Thompson, of Columbus, Ga., was destroyed by fire on Monday night last. The stock on hand was valued at from $50,000 to $60,000, and was insured for only $9,000. A notorious woman in New Orleans recently entrapped a wealthy citizen of that city, inducing him to convert his property into specie and make a trip with her into Mexico where she poisoned him and appropriated his fortune. She has been arrested. Revs. G. W. Carter, C. C. Gillespie and J. C. Wilkes of Chapel Hill, Texas, have been authorized to raise a regiment of lancers for the war. The Fort Smith (Ark.) News, of the 2d inst., says that a skirmish with the Jayha where in Kansas took place a few days ago, in which seven of them were killed and three taken prisoners. The Governor of South Carolina has issued a proclamation calling for 12,000 volunteers, ‘"to be furnished for a term of service not less than twelve months, unless sooner discharged."’ Mr. Henry Hite, of Nashville, Tenn., committed suicide at that place on the 10th inst., by taking prison. A wharf boat St. Paducah, used as a depot for commissary stores, sunk a few days since, with 800 tons of sugar, coffee, flour and provisions generally.
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