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Severe storm on the Plains. --By the Pony express we have advices from Julesburg, 450 miles from St. Joseph, of one of the most severe storms that was ever known on the Plains. On the 26th it blew a hurricane, accompanied by hail, until three o'clock P. M., when a heavy snow storm set in. The weather is rapidly growing cold. Emigrant trains line that station on every side, their cattle suffering more than in mid winter. It was thought that the emigrants above and below Julesburg would also suffer severely and great loss ensue. The pony was detained five hours in consequence.
Mrs. Ann E. Grymes has sold one of her farms, in King George county, Va., called Mt. Chein, containing 676 acres, to Messrs. T. I. Grymes and Charles Berry, for $9,000. Sixty-two workmen were discharged from the Gosport Navy Yard on Wednesday last mostly from the ship-building department and the bolt-driving and laboring gangs. Oliver I. Taylor, editor of the Burlington (Iowa) Journal, died on the 26th ult. He was from Wheeling, Va. A census is shortly to be taken of the inhabitants of Cuba, by order of the Queen of Spain. The last census was taken in 1836. Rev. David Clattery, a Roman Catholic priest, died at Sacramento, Cal., on the 8th ultimo. The small-pox is making sad ravages at Puerto Principe, Cuba. Entire families have been swept away by this loathsome disease. Mrs. Margaret Burns died in Baltimore, on the 2d inst., from an over-dose of opium, taken to relieve pain. The New York Tribune states that Gerrit Smith has withdrawn his libel
Col. Gilbert C. Russell, one of the earliest settlers of Alabama, but late a resident of Washington city, died in Mobile on the 25th inst. Wm. Shriver was arrested at Memphis, Tenn., on the 25th inst., for a forgery committed at Wheeling, Va. Allen T. Caperton, Esq., and Maj. John Echols are candidates for the Virginia Convention, in Monroe county. Ex-President Tyler has been nominated in New Kent county for the Virginia State Convention. In some parts of Illinois sorghum growing and molasses making have been carried on quite extensively during the past year. The Erie Railroad was sold at New York, Monday, for $220,000. It was bought in by the trustees Robert K. Watkins, a well known merchant of Lynchburg, Va., died on the 26th inst. Ex-Senator Yulee has chartered a schooner on which to return to Florida with his family.
tain Bradford's order, and to ask him to revoke it, but if he should decline to interfere I instructed you in regard to the removal and treatment of the sick, and in that I trust that you will carry out my directions, not merely with economy, but with a careful regard to their helpless condition. The barracks, it seems, were taken possession of on the 11th instant. Capt. Bradford's letter is dated the 13th instant, and your's the 14th, though I had no information on the subject until the 26th. I infer from the newspaper paragraph you enclosed, which telegraphic advices in regard to the subject matter show to be of a later date than your letter, that the letter was not dispatched until the 21st or 23d instant. I hope that I am mistaken, and the cause of the delay is to be found in some unexplained interruption of the mail. I should otherwise have great reason to be dissatisfied that the information was not more promptly communicated. From the tone of the newspaper paragraphs
within ten days. If not by that time, the men are disposed to take the fort any how. They are not willing to come home without seeing it in the hands of the South. The health of the soldiers is good. The strictest discipline is observed. There is no disorder more than may be expected in camp life. No guns are allowed to be fired, and the general orders every day are that every one shall be ready at a moment's notice for action. Florida items. The Tallahassee Floridian, of the 26th ult., furnishes the following items: On the last day of the session of the Convention, an Ordinance was adopted abolishing the office of Surveyor-General, the Navy Agency at Pensacola, Timber Agencies, Inspectors of Customs, &c. The Hon. John B. Galbraith was elected Attorney General of the State by the General Assembly on Thursday last. Mr. G. is the present Speaker of the House of Representatives, in which position he has shown himself an accomplished parliamentarian. A pro
Bloody Encounter in Albany, Ga. --On Saturday, the 26th ult., a shooting affray occurred at Byington's Hotel, Albany, Ga., between Thomas Johnson and Captain Wimberley, which, after a couple of exchanges of shots, resulted in the death of Mr. Johnson and the wounding of Captain Wimberley.--Johnson, on being shot, acknowledged that he was altogether in fault, and shook hands with his antagonist.
. Mr. Jas. Pierce, of Nansemond county, Va., has lost in a few weeks past five children, from that dreadful disease, diphtheria. The Stowah (Ga.) Iron Works, have been sold to Messrs. Cothran, Shorter & Rhett, for $155,000. Jeremiah A. Reeves, a planter from North Carolina, was swindled out of $75 in Charleston, S. C., last week, by two confidence men. Dr. Gideon C. Marchant, who had held many prominent political positions in North Carolina, died on the 25th ult. The cooper shop of B. & J. A. Lancaster, in Wheeling, Va., was destroyed by fire on the 31st ult. Loss $1,600. Teresita, the daughter of Garibaldi, is about to be married to M. Lucien Blachi, a professor at Sienna. John McGaughey, an old citizen of Wheeling, Va., died on the 29th ult. Thos. Dunn, of Rhode Island, has been appointed Cousul at Foo Choo, China. The Rhode Island Legislature has adjourned until 26th inst. There has been but one case of small-pox in Raleigh, N. C.
Brother, the other for groceries on John M. Higgins. The first order, purporting to be written by Smith, reads as follows: Richmond, Nov. 19, 1861. Mr. Wolfe: Let Mr. James Wilson have clothing to the amount of $15, and present your bill to me. H. M. Smith. Respectfully, It was written in ink. The second, in pencil, reads as follows: Richmond, Jan. 25, 1861. Mr. Higgins: Please let Mr. Davis have $2.50 worth of groceries, and charge me. H. M. Smith. Respectfully, On the bills being presented, Smith denied all knowledge of either Wilson or Davis, or of the transaction. The handwriting in both orders was the same, and circumstances pointing to the prisoner, he was arrested, and identified by Wolfe and Higgins as the party who had obtained the goods. The prisoner, who offered no defence, was remanded for examination before a called Court, on the 26thinst., and the witnesses gave bond to appear and testify in the case at that time.
From Central America. New York, March 5. --The steamer Northern Light, from Aspinwall on the 26th, has arrived. The New Granadian Government does not ratify the treaty with the United States, saying that it is a match for either the Northern or Southern Confederacies. No tidings had been received from the Levant.
In this city, Mr. Alexander Cushman, aged 36 years. The funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. S. A. Eaton, 4th street, Gamble's Hill, at 11 o'clock A. M. to-day. The friends of the family are invited to attend. In the city of Richmond, on the 26thinstant, of consumption, James A. Powell, Jr. in the 28th year of his age. Richmond and Texas papers please copy.
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