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Vices-President Stephens. Augusta, July 3. --Vice-President A. H. Stephens was in our city to-day. He is enjoying his usual health. He speaks at Waynesboro' (30 miles below this city) to-morrow, on the cotton loan, and a liberal subscription is expected from the wealthy and patriotic cotton planters of "Old Burke."
Hon. Howell Cobb. Augusta, July 3. --The Hon. Howell Cobb reached our city to-day. He has returned to Georgia to organize his regiment, and in a short time he will lead a gallant body of men to aid and sustain the independence and protect the firesides and homes of the people of be Confederate States.
Fire --A Railroad Car and Contents Destroyed — Loss $1,000--Yesterday foremost about half-past 9 o'clock, a freight car the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, the old depot in Edgefield, was discovered be on fire, and as it contained fifty barrels of turpentine, the whole was soon enveloped in flames. The train consisted of fifteen twenty cars, heavily loaded with rice, tobacco, turpentine and other valuable products and it was with the greatest difficulty cars, except the one in which the fire originated, could be saved. At first the fire was supposed to be the work of an incendiary, after careful investigation, the agent of the road here is satisfied that it was accidental. He thinks it originated from a spark from the locomotive of the Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad, which passed a short time before the fire was discovered. The loss is estimated at $1,000.--Nashville (Tenn.) Union July 3.
orthern accounts. Through the courtesy of a gentleman who reached this city yesterday afternoon, we are enabled to lay before our readers this morning the latest intelligence from the North.--We copy from the Baltimore Sun of Thursday morning, July 4th. Yesterday thirty-two members of the class just graduated at West Point arrived at Washington, and reported to Gen. Mansfield to act as drill officers. The Star has the following: Advance movement of troops. Falls Church, Va., July 3d. 6 A.M. --The Second regiment of Maine Volunteers having crossed the river, have taken post here. They encamped in Mr. Clover's hay field. Their commander is Col. C. D. Jamison, and they number (here) 700 men, though to day they expect to be joined by 300 more. This regiment is thus a mile in the most advanced position. Their camp being one mile nearer Fairfax Court House — from which it is but eight and a half miles distant--than the camp of the First and Second Connecticut Regime
st troops now in the service. Washington,July 3.--The following dispatch was received at 2.15 nce of this gratifying news. Hagerstown, July 3.--Further accounts say that the Federal loss innsylvania regiment. Later.--Hagerstown, July 3. P. M.--Major General Patterson's column are i of which has been stated. Philadelphia, July 3.--We have a dispatch from Chambersburg, giving Virginia (Western) Legislature. Wifeling, July 3. --The Legislature of Virginia organized Troops sent to Alexandria. Washington, July 3. --The First Minnesota Regiment broke cahe Kentucky Secession Regiment. Louisville, July 3. --The Tennessee Directors of the Nashvi Union City. From Missouri. St. Louis, July 3. --The Democrat announces the promotion More troops for Washington. Philadelphia, July 3. --Col. Baker's regiment broke camp to dof a Baltimore vessel as a prize. New York, July 3. --The brig Solferino arrived here to-da[2 more...]
Arrival of the California Express. Fort Kearney, July 3. --The California Pony Express, with San Francisco dates to the 22d ult., has arrived. The steamer Sonora sailed on the 20th with $1,240,000 in specie for New York. The Republican State ticket has been completed. Most of the candidates are natives of New York. Gen. Johnston is reported to have resigned his commission, and was about starting overland for Texas, with fifty Californians, to aid the Confederates.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. female Collegiate Institute, Murfreesboro', N. C. Murfreesboro', July 4. The commencement exercises of this Institution recurred on Wednesday evening, July 3. The following essays were read: "The thorn is Often Picked for the Rose," Miss Lydia A. Barnes, Hertford county; "Life a Journey." Miss Helena, I. Spiers, Murfreesboro'; "The Golden Key Unlocks Every Door," Miss Rosa D. Stargell, Northampton county; "The Contemplation of Nature Favorable to the Virtues," Miss Mattie E. Long, Hertford, Perqm's county; "Hamiray of True Greatness,"Miss Alice R. Parker, Sussex county, Va.; "The True Pastric," Miss Anne Thompson, Murfreesboro', " A Lave for the Heaudtut, " Miss Alice P. Stancell, Northasapton; " I slept and Dreamed that Life was Beauty, I Woke and Found that it was Duty, " Miss Zenie Lassiter, Murfreesboro'; "Be if Ever so Humble, There's so Flae Like Home, " Miss Mary E. Powell, Perris county, " Suffering the Source and Theatre
Blockade of Tampa Bay. Cedar Keys, July 3. --The steamer R. R. Cuyler is blockading Tampa Bay. Four sailing vessels appeared off here for several days. To-day the steamer Madison, fully armed and manned by two companies stationed here, went out to reconnoiter, and up to 7 o'clock had succeeded in capturing two schooners.--The schooners are now coming in. The steamer has gone in pursuit of the others.
rthen, and belonged to New York. Most of the troops at Fortress Monroe had been ordered to Hampton, as were also those from Newport News Point, because of an expected attack. [correspondence of the Associated Press.] Fortress Monroe, July 3d. --The steamer Cataline, which was recently employed as a transport between Fortress Monroe and Newport News, was burned last evening. The vessel is a total loss, the crew having barely time to escapes. The Cataline formerly belonged to t in possession of New Orleans, and other cotton depots, when the cotton trade can be re-opened to all the world, and at prices highly remunerative to the cotton growers, factors, &c. Rumored Changes. A special dispatch from Washington, July 3, to the Cincinnati Enquirer, says: Fremont will assume command of all the army in Western Virginia, relieving Generals Patterson and McClellan. The Government is dissatisfied with General Patterson. He has twenty-two thousand men, and doe
A letter from "H," dated Martinsburg, July 3, is omitted, simply because all the facts communicated in regard to the engagement near Hainesville had been anticipated.
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