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n, Dec. 26. --It is certain that the report about Mason and Slidell having sailed for Europe is not correct. Gen. Scott as a mediator. The New York Herald's special Washington correspondent, dated Dec. 26th, says: In connection with the report that, before leaving Paris, Gen. Scott had a long interview with the Prince Napoleon, and that the General was the bearer to America or the French Emperor's desire for the maintenance of peace between England and the United States, thele that Louis Napoleon may consider "the danger of war so imminent as to justify his making an informal proffer through Gen. Scott, to which the latter attaches so much importance as to think he will serve his country by submitting it in person to ouous light last evening in that vicinity. Arrival of the Arago. New York, Dec. 26. --The steamer Arago with Gen. Scott among her passengers arrived here at 5:30 P. M. Her news is anticipated. She brought full files of papers but no mails
aris correspondent of the London Globs says, that Count Thouvenel's dispatch to M. Mercler, the French Minister at London, is known to have confined the Federal Executive to the simple dilemma:--are the Southerners belligerents or rebels? They have been flatly refused any rights in the first capacity, and in the second the right of asylum acquired by political refugees has been set at naught, and France must make the case of the Trent substantially her own. The Paris Presse says that Gen. Scott's mission appears to have been arranged so as to allow him time to fulfill it before the ultimatum of England is remitted, and perhaps modify the nature of this step on the part of England. The Pays, on the contrary, asserts that the English ultimatum will be of an absolute character. The times publishes a letter from Thurlow Weed, defending the American government, and Mr. Seward in particular, from the allowed charge of hostile intentions towards England. The Times says that E
Runaway in Jail. --Was committed to the jail of Henrico county, on the 23d of November, 1861, as a runaway, a Negro Man, who calls himself John, and says he is the property of Mrs. Mary Scott, of Albemarle county, Va.--Said negro is about 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, yellow complexion, and had on when committed a light winter suit of homespun clothes. The owner of said negro is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, or he will be dealt with as the law directs. Geo. D. Pleasants, S. H. C. de 24--ts