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The Savannah News notices the death at Darien, Ga., of Mr. W. V. Prentice, from injury received by the explosion of a cannon fired in honor of the surrender of Fort Sumter. The residence of John Taylor, Esq., of Westmoreland county, Va., was burned down last week. The fire is supposed to have been caused by an incendiary. Samuel R. Glen, special correspondent of the New York Herald, was arrested in New Orleans on a dispatch from Mobile, but was shortly released. There was a provision panic in Louisville on Monday, but it turned out that there was upwards of 3,000,000 bbls, of bacon alone in the city. The two unknown dead soldiers, killed at Baltimore, have been identified as Andrew O. Whitney and Luther C. Ladd, both of Lowell, Mass. Captain E. B. Schaffer, formerly of the National Rifles, it is said, is now in Upper Marlboro', Maryland, organizing a Southern company. A letter from a well-informed man in Missouri expresses the confident opinion that that State will be with the South in a very short time. Maj. O. M. Critchfield, for so many years Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, announces himself a candidate for re-election. Hon. John Cochran, private in the Eufaula Rifles, has been appointed Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Bragg. He is not the New York John. Mr. John H. Johnson, of Appomattox county, has contributed six hundred dollars towards arming and equipping the volunteers. Henry Ward Beecher, it is said, is going to the war as a chaplain. He would do well to keep beyond the range of Southern rifles. Hon. C. C. Clay, Jr., late U. S. Senator from Alabama, has returned home from Minnesota in somewhat improved health. The President and Directors of the Bank of North Carolina have tendered to the State a loan of $500,000 for purposes of defence. Mr. J. C. Williams, of Farmville, Va., has sent five hogsheads of smoking tobacco to Gov. Pickens, for the use of the troops. T. Vandegriff, a steamboat runner, was shot and killed at Pittsburgh, on Monday, by Capt. Rogers, of the steamer Diadem. The Amoskeag Veterans, of Manchester, N. H., have voted to tender their services to the Governor for the war. We have amidst the gloom of civil war, cheering accounts of the growing crops in Maryland and Virginia. The Atlanta (Ga.) Beauregards have changed their name to the Stephens Rifles, in honor of the Vice-President. During the bombardment of Sumter, 2,861 shot and 980 shells were fired from the South Carolina batteries. Jeff. Davis Guards is the name of a company just organized in Lynchburg. J. R. Butler, Captain. Lieutenant Jones, who burned the Harper's Ferry Arsenal, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Over 1,000 men are now employed in the Philadelphia Navy-Yard in fitting out vessels of war. Major Pugh, Brigade Inspector of Philadelphia, died Wednesday of congestion of the brain. Pelham Baonney, Esq, one of the most prominent citizens of Boston, died a few days ago. Alexander W. Lawrence, Professor of Mathematics in the United States Navy, has resigned. Mrs. Jefferson Davis gave her public reception as the White House, Tuesday last. The Bank of Virginia, at Kanawha O. H, has given $2,000 for the defence of the county. Cassius M. Clay, Minister to Spain, sailed from Boston on Wednesday. C. Meber Pond, formerly Lt. Governor of Connecticut, died on Monday.
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