ed so conspicuously before me where I sat that it was impossible not to see it. It was marked, too, immediate.
Called in again by the Secretary to-day, I find the ominous communication to the President still there, although marked immediate.
And there are no indications of Mr. Walker's quitting office that I can see.
Immediate is still there; but the Secretary has not yet been to the council board, though yesterday was cabinet day. Yet the President sends Capt. Josselyn regularly with the papers referred to the Secretary.
These are always given to me, and after they are briefed, delivered to the Secretary.
Among these I see some pretty sharp pencil marks.
Among the rest, the whole batch of Tochman papers being returned unread, with the injunction that when papers of such volume are sent to him for perusal, it is the business of the Secretary to see that a brief abstract of their contents accompany them.
No arms yet of any amount fr
dignation was manifested.
One of the papers has a short account of the application of Stone in its columns this morning.
One of the reporters was present at the interview.
The article bore pretty severely upon the assumption of power by the military commander of the department.
Gen. Winder came in during the day, and denied having promised to procure a passport for Stone from Gen. Huger.
The President's private secretary, Capt. Josselyn, was in to-day.
He had no news.
We hear to-day that the loyal men of Kentucky have met in convention and adopted an ordinance of secession and union with our Confederacy.
Bravo, Col. Edward Johnson!
He was attacked by 5000 Yankees on the Alleghany Mountains, and he has beaten them with 1200 men. They say Johnson is an energetic man, and swears like a trooper; and instead of a sword, he goes into battle with a stout cane in his hand, with which he bel
e since to a military commander to assemble the Apaches, under pretense of a treaty-and when they came, to kill every man of them, and sell their children to pay for the whisky. This order was sent to the Secretary, who referred it to Gen. Sibley, of that Territory, to ascertain if it were genuine.
To-day it came back from Gen. S. indorsed a true bill. Now it will go to the President-and we shall see what will follow.
He cannot sanction such a perfidious crime.
I predict he will make Capt. Josselyn, his former private Secretary, and the present Secretary of the Territory, Governor in place of Baylor.
The news from Kentucky is very vague.
It seems there has been a battle, which resulted favorably for us, so far as the casualties are concerned.
But then Bragg has fallen back forty miles, and is probably retiring toward Cumberland Gap, that he may not be taken in the rear by the enemy's forces lately at Corinth.
The President intends suspending the Conscription