necessary, give information to the enemy themselves, for the purpose of convincing the authorities that a detective police is indispensable; and it is probable a number of them will be, all the time, on the pay-rolls of Lincoln.
Gen. Magruder commands on the Peninsula. President Tyler had a villa near Hampton, which the Yankees despoiled in a barbarous manner.
They cut his carpets, defaced the pictures, broke the statues, and made kindling wood of the piano, sofas, etc.
Mr. Benjamin is a frequent visitor at the department, and is very sociable: some intimations have been thrown out that he aspires to become, some day, Secretary of War. Mr. Benjamin, unquestionably, will have great influence with the President, for he has studied his character most carefully.
He will be familiar not only with his likes, but especially with his dislikes.
It is said the means used by Mr. Blair to hold Gen. Jackson, consisted not so much in a facility of attaching strong
Jackson is making preparations to fight.
I know the symptoms.
He has made Pope believe he's afraid of him.
Much incomprehensible manceuvring is going on in Orange County.
We hear of skirmishing in Orange County, and the enemy seem as familiar with the paths and fords as our own people; hence some surprises, attempted by our cavalry, have failed.
Jackson and Ewell are waiting and watching.
Pope will expose himself soon.
Jackson struck Pope yesterday It was a terrible blow, for the numbers engaged.
Several thousand of the enemy were killed, wounded, and taken prisoners.
Among the latter is Gen. Prince, who arrived in this city this morning.
He affected to be ignorant of Pope's brutal orders, and of the President's retaliatory order concerning the commissioned officers of Pope's army taken in battle.
When Prince was informed that he and the fifty or sixty others taken with him were not to be treated
her a few bales of cotton.
I suppose it will be allowed.
We have fine hot August weather now, and I hope my tomatoes will mature, and thus save me two dollars per day. My potatoes have, so far, failed; but as they are still green, perhaps they may produce a crop later in the season.
The lima beans, trailed on the fence, promise an abundant crop; and the cabbages and peppers look well.
Every inch of the ground is in cultivation-even the ash-heap, covered all over with tomato-vines.
No army news of immediate importance.
South Carolina has set an example in the prices of supplies for the army, under the Impressment Act, fixed by the Commissioners.
By this schedule (for August, and it will be less in succeeding months) bacon is to be from 65 to 75 cents per pound; beef, 25 cents; corn, $2 per bushel; flour $20; pork, 35 cents; hay, $1.50 per 100 pounds; oats, $2 per bushel; potatoes, $3; rice, 10 cents; sugar, 80 cents; soap, 40 cents; and wheat, $3.50 per bushe
elton, A. A. General's office, to day. It was on an order for a quartermaster at Atlanta to report here and settle his accounts.
Mr. M. had written on the order that it was issued by order of the President.
The President said he was responsible for all orders issued by the War Department, but it was a great presumption of any officer in that department to assume to indorse on any paper that it was by his special order, and that, too, by command of the Secretary of War, the usual form.
Hot and dry until 4 P. M. Gust, and 15 minutes rain.
Good for turnips.
Forts Gaines and Powell are lost — the latter blown up. Gen. Maury telegraphs for infantry, has some 4000 men for the defense of Mobile, etc.
Our raiders, under McCausland and Bradley Johnson, it is said were surprised and defeated last Sunday, with loss of 400 men, 500 horses, and 4 pieces of artillery.
A rumor prevails that Early has gained another victory near Winchester.
No news yet from our agent s