We are sorry to learn that J. J. Hooper
, late Secretary
of the Provisional Congress, died in this city Saturday night, after a short illness.
For Audry years Mr. Hooper
has been well known throughout this country as a racy and brilliant worker of everyday sketches, and as a political editor.
Among his earlier writings were some admirable articles for the old Spirit of the Lines,
which, at the time, attracted considerable attention.
His first book was "Simon Suggs
," a work of its kind, and which has obtained a world wide reputation for keen wit and genuine satire.
For several years past Mr. Hooper
has been connected with the Montgomery (Ala.) Mail,
which paper he conducted up to a little more than a year ago. When the Provisional Congress met in Montgomery
, Mr. Hooper
was elected Secretary
, and held this office during the Provisional year.
He was about forty years of age, a man of great talent, of unbounded liberal and beloved by all who knew him. our.
was from Montgomery, Alabama
, at which place his family now reside.