--The telegraph having announced the arrest of one of the editors of the Memphis Avalanche
, justice demands that we transfer to our columns the following from that paper of May 8th:
Dr. Japha Fowlkes
, one of the editors of this paper, whose late arrest for an article on cotton burning caused so much surprise, has been released.
The arrest was made on direct order from Gen. Beauregard
who, it seems, mistook the motive which led to the writing of the article.
Gov. Isham G. Harris
having conversed both with the writer of the article and the General
, secured the release, which took place yesterday.
As no article was ever written in better faith, or more honesty of purpose, his Excellency
's action in this matter will give as much satisfaction to the friends of Dr. Fowlkes
, as his arrest surprised and annoyed them.