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Interesting from Texas. New Orleans, May 9. --We learn by the Orizaba, arrived from Texas to-day, that Gen. Van Dorn had left Victoria on the 6th inst. with the McCullogh Regiment and other forces, to intercept Col. Reeves' command of United States troops, six hundred strong, above San Antonio. Major Lloyd Beall, Capt. R. W. Johnson, Second Cavalry; Capt. Wm. Blair, Lieuts. Ramsour, Fourth, and Howard, Third U. S. Artillery, had resigned. Capt. Lee's Company, Eighth Infantry, had surrendered at San Antonio. Col. Waite, successor of Gen. Twiggs, is a prisoner of war, on parole. The crops will surpass any harvest ever reaped. Texas has made provision for large quantities of brass cannon and other arms for the defence of the State. The Belgian Consul has published a note, denying the statement published in New York that he had entered into a contract with the Confederate States for supplying them with arms from Belgium. The entrance of the chan
Southern Congress. Montgomery, May 8--10 P. M. --The Congress was mostly in secret session to-day. It is understood that they were engaged in making arrangements for a vigorous and successful prosecution of the war — placing the Confederacy in the best possible condition of defence. It is also understood that contrary to what was supposed, the Confederacy had control of sufficient arms, ordnance and ammunition of every description to put ?nto the field 150,000 men for one year's campaign. Montgomery, May 9.--Nothing was done in public session to-day. The Congress in secret session passed an act to raise an additional force to serve during the war, and authorizes the President to accept the services of volunteers without regard to their place of enlistment. Another act was made public, which authorizes the Postmaster General to issue a proclamation any day he may select, taking entire charge of the postal matters of the Confederate States.