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Incident at Pensacola. --A letter to the Eufaula (Ala.) Express, from Barrancas, relates the following incident which occurred there: A man named Doyle, one of the workmen at the Navy-Yard, slipped over to Fort Pickens, a few nights ago, and come very near getting in before he was discovered. He had a bundle of rat-tail files in his pocket and says, if it had not been for a sergeant holding a lantern up to his face as he was going in the door, he would have had every gun spiked in twenty minutes. He was sent back by Slemmer, with the request that he be dealt with, as he did not wish to do anything that might bring about a collision, which was so much to be deprecated. Col. Clayton sent a note in reply, by the hands of private Bullock, (who, by-the-way, has since been promoted to a corporal,) stating that he would punish Doyle, but just at this time he had too much need of his services in casting cannon balls. The conference took place just outside the fort.
Names of Members of the Congress of the Confederate States of America. Alabama. R. W. Walker, Florence, Alabama. R. H. Smith, Mobile, Alabama. J. L. M. Curry, Talladega, Alabama. W. P. Chilton, Montgomery, Alabama. S. F. Hale, Eutaw, Alabama. John Gill Shorter, Eufaula, Alabama. Colin J. McRae, Mobile, Alabama. H. C. Jones, Russellville, Alabama. Nich. Davis, Jr., Huntsville, Alabama. Arkansas. Robert W. Johnson, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Albert Rust, Little Rock, Arkansas. H. F. Thomasson. Van Buren, Arkansas. A. H. Garland, Little Rock, Arkansas. W. W. Watkins, Carrolton, Arkansas. Florida. Jackson Morton, Milton, Florida. G. T. Ward, Tallahassee, Florida. J. B. Owens, Cottage P. O., Florida. Georgia. Robert Toombs, Washington, Georgia. Howell Cobb, Athens, Georgia. Francis S. Bartow, Savannah, Georgia. Martin J. Crawford, Columbus, Georgia. Eugenius A. Nisbet, Macon, Georgia. Benjamin H. Hill, Lagrange, G
Where is She? --At the time of the fight at Fairfax Court-House, there was a young lady from Alabama, named Sanford, at the school of Mr. H. M. Baker, near that place, the daughter of a widow lady residing in Eufaula, from whom nothing has been heard since. It is possible she may be in Richmond. Persons conversant with her whereabouts will please address Johnson J. Hooper, Esq.,Secretary of the Confederate Congress, at Richmond, who will take pleasure in forwarding her to her friends.
Fatal Affray. --G. J. McMurray, one of the editors of the Clayton (Ala.) Banner, and a young lawyer of promise, was shot dead by Augustus DuBose, near Eufaula, in that State, on Friday, 21st. ult.
The preamble, ordinance and resolutions were adopted, by ayes 61, nays 39. After the adoption of the ordinance, the hall was opened to visitors. A splendid flag was presented by the ladies of Alabama, and conveyed to the President's stand and formally given to the Convention, through Hon. Wm. L. Yancey, in a handsome address. Mr. Smith, from Tuscaloosa, followed with a feeling reference to the Stars and Stripes, and invoked a blessing on the new flag. Alpheus Baker, of Eufaula, returned the thanks of the Convention to the ladies. The ordinance will be ratified Monday, when it is believed many other delegates will sign it. An immense meeting is now in session in front of the Capitol. Distinguished co-operation delegates are pledging their constituents as a unit to sustain secession. The flag presented by the ladies is now waving over the Capitol, amid the ringing of bells, firing of cannon, and intense enthusiasm. [third Dispatch.] Montgomer
s are turning out their occupants by scores daily." It is rare for an abolition paper to admit that there is sickness in the army. Slippery elm bark is needed in great quantity for poultices. Let it be provided in advance, and contributed for the service of our camp by those who find the tree in their neighborhood. The State musket percussion cap factory of Tennessee is now making over one million percussion caps weekly, and can increase its rapidity to thrice that number, if necessary. The corner-stone of a new Catholic Church was laid in Eufaula, Alabama, a few days since. Bishop Quinlan, of Mobile, officiated. Colonel Ector's Georgia Regiment has four hundred and fifty men in it over six feet high, a quantity of doctors and lawyers and fourteen preachers. The statement of Brownlow's arrest is unconfirmed, and is doubtless without foundation in fact. The Hon. Felix I. Batson is a candidate for Congress in the First Congressional District of Arkansas.
How far cannon may be heard. --The last Eufaula (Alabama) Spirit of the South claims that the cannon at Pensacola were distinctly heard in that place by several persons. In the county, negroes heard the reports and called the attention of their masters to the sound. The distance from Eufaula to Pensacola, as the crow files, must be at least 130 miles. Passengers from the South report that the guns at Port Royal were heard at Jacksonville and Palatka, in Florida the latter place beiEufaula (Alabama) Spirit of the South claims that the cannon at Pensacola were distinctly heard in that place by several persons. In the county, negroes heard the reports and called the attention of their masters to the sound. The distance from Eufaula to Pensacola, as the crow files, must be at least 130 miles. Passengers from the South report that the guns at Port Royal were heard at Jacksonville and Palatka, in Florida the latter place being, in an air line, about 200 miles distant.
The Eufaula (Ala.) Spirit of the South says it is rumored that some persons in Barbour county have been engaged in shipping cotton from Eufaula to Columbus and thence to Apalachicola, where it is clandestinely conveyed to the enemy's vessels, to be carried north. Gen. Borland, in command at Pocahontas, Ark; has embargoed White river, to prevent spectators from monopolizing and carrying off supplies. The Tableaux at the Mobile theatre last Friday night yielded about $1000, clear,Eufaula to Columbus and thence to Apalachicola, where it is clandestinely conveyed to the enemy's vessels, to be carried north. Gen. Borland, in command at Pocahontas, Ark; has embargoed White river, to prevent spectators from monopolizing and carrying off supplies. The Tableaux at the Mobile theatre last Friday night yielded about $1000, clear, to the soldiers' cause. Charleston was fired in several places Sunday evening last.--Several wooden buildings, at that small value were destroyed.
The saloon of Alexander Baratta, of Fort Smith, Ark, was entered on the 16th instant and robbed of $2,500--one thousand dollars of it in gold. Col. E. C. Bullock, of Eufaula, Ala., died at Montgomery on the 24th inst. of typhoid fever, contracted while on duty at camp. Five or six women were arrested last week coming and going between Martinsburg and Maryland, carrying news to their friends over the river. Col. J. A. Dice, of Rockingham county, Va., died at his residence near Otterbein on Monday last. A religious revival is progressing at Winchester, Va.
nt fight at Huntersville, in Western Virginia, say they lost not a man, whilst the Confederates had 80 killed and wounded and they captured $80,000 worth of army stores and clothing, Mr. John Minor, a highly esteemed citizen of Fredericksburg, Va., died at his residence in that city on the 12th inst. His age was 66 years. Dr. Wm. F. Alexander, of Jefferson county, Va., is dead. Also, Wm. West, of the same county, aged 71 years. Isham Dyer, Esq., one of the oldest citizens of Nashville, Tenn., died on Sunday last. He was a native of Virginia. Isham Dyer, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Nashville, died at his residence in that city on the morning of the 10th inst. Mr. S. A. Atkinson, formerly editor of the Augusta (Ga.) Dispatch, has succeeded Mr. Ells in the editorial chair of the Southern Field and Fireside: The citizens of Barbour county, Ala., propose to erect, in Eufaula, a magnificent monument to the memory of Col. E. C. Bullock.
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