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The Rev. Mr. McGwigan, a well known preacher and physician, died recently at Lower Brandon, on James river.

Alexander McKinsey has been arrested in New Orleans on the charge of joining three different companies and receiving the bounty in each.

Northern papers say that 491 of the ‘"rebel prisoners"’ at Alton, Ill., have taken the oath of allegiance, and been released.

A Spartan Mother.--There is a lady in Cleveland. Tennessee, Mrs. Jane Hamrick, a widow, who has but seven children — all sons--six of whom she has devoted to the Southern cause, and would devote the seventh and her all, but that he is a small boy, too young for the army. At the first call of her country, this noble mother urged her sons to the field. With such sons and such mothers we fear not the issue.

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