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errule personal considerations. Let no rash pledges be given, and let there be no encouragement to personal aspiration or factious combinations. In good time, measures can be taken to secure a proper and responsible selection of names worthy of the choice of the people. The Mercury, under the caption, "The ball rolls on," says: The Clinch Rifles, of Augusta, telegraphed yesterday to the Washington Light Infantry, of this city, "We are ready to go with you." The Minute Men of Norfolk, Va., have written to this city for the pattern of a Palmetto flag. Three hundred men are ready in that city to move — paying their own expenses — to the assistance of any State that the Federal Government may attempt to coerce into submission. A New York letter to the Charleston Courier says: As you are, perhaps, aware, the Wide A wake organization is not to be discontinued. Among them are a majority of the 7th Regiment--National Guard. As far as I know, in every other Regiment
Charged with Felony. --Samuel H. Jefford, a man of some notoriety both here and elsewhere, made his appearance before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of stealing $30 from Martin L. Covington, on the 15th of May last. Mr. Covington testified, that he left Norfolk, on the steamer " Curtis Peck," in route for home, and being anxious to see all the places of historical note along the river, made the acquaintance of the prisoner by asking him a few questions. Finding Jefford to be quite intelligent, Covington entered into conversation with him, and when the breakfast bell rang, the two left the deck together, Covington going to the bar and taking a julep, at the invitation of Jefford. After imbibing the two started to the breakfast saloon, but had only gone a few steps, when they discovered a very pleasant gentleman sitting at a table, passing cards to and fro, and offering to bet two to one that no man could name either one after seeing the faces of all, so rapidly coul
er things.--Vessels have arrived of late in the James direct from Europe, and having cargoes valued at from $20,000 to $60,000, Certainly, looking to the increasing amount of tonnage brought to Virginia ports by the railroads and canals with the certainty of a vast increase upon' their completion, this enterprise would not seem to have been begun a day too soon. We have noticed lately the large amount of cotton which is finding its way by the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad from Memphis to Norfolk, a trade which bids fair hereafter to be of great importance, and of which Richmond ought to secure its fair proportion by an immediate construction of the straight line from this city to Lynchburg. It is time that Virginia should avail herself of her vast natural advantages to become a great commercial and manufacturing power. With a central geographical position in the Confederacy; with the most healthful climate on this continent; with mountains and mines crowded with mineral treasures
The Chicago fugitive Slave case. --The fugitive slave excitement in Chicago has ended as is usual in such cases. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the woman claimed as a slave, for disorderly conduct, and placed in the hands of a Deputy Sheriff. In attempting to take her from the armory to the jail, she was rescued by a negro mob, and carried off. Jacob Clern, a German butcher of Norfolk, Va., committed suicide Tuesday night by cutting his throat.
Jacob Clern, a German butcher of Norfolk, Va., committed suicide Tuesday sight by cutting his threat.