ave no army news.
Mr. Richard Smith issued the first number of The Sentinel yesterday morning.
Thus we have five daily morning papers, all on half sheets.
The Sentinel has a biography of the President, and may aspire to be the organ.
John Mitchel, the Irishman, who was sentenced to a penal colony for disturbances in Ireland, some years ago, is now the leading editor of the Enquirer. He came hither from the North recently.
His compatriot, Meagher, once lived in the South and advocated our institutions.
He now commands a Federal brigade.
What Mitchel will do finally, who knows?
My friend R. Tyler, probably, had something to do with bringing him here.
As a politician, however, he must know there is no Irish element in the Confederate States.
I am sorry this Irish editor has been imported.
The resignation of Gen. Toombs is making some sensation il certain circles.
He was among the foremost leaders of the rebellion.
He was Secretary of State, and voluntarily resigned
He says Senators, on the most urgent public business, are subjected to the necessity of writing their names on a slate, and then awaiting the pleasure of some lackey for permission to enter the Secretary's office.
He was quite severe in his remarks, and moved a call on the President for certain information he desired.
The Sentinel abuses Congress for differing with the President in regard to the retention of diplomatic agents in London, etc. And the Enquirer, edited by John Mitchel, the fugitive Irishman, opens its batteries on the Sentinel. So we go.
We have nothing additional from Gen. Wise's expedition against Williamsburg; but it was deprecated by our people here, whose families and negroes have been left in that vicinity.
They argue that we cannot hold the town, or any portion of the Peninsula in the neighborhood; and when the troops retire, the enemy will subject the women and children to more rigorous treatment, and take all the slaves.
nother blue day in the calendar.
Nothing from Lee, or Johnston, or Bragg; and no news is generally bad news.
But from Charleston we learn that the enemy are established on Morris Island, having taken a dozen of our guns and howitzers in the sand hills at the lower end; and that the monitors had passed the bar, and doubtless an engagement by land and by water is imminent, if indeed it has not already taken place.
Many regard Charleston as lost.
I do not.
Again the Enquirer, edited by Mitchel, the Irishman, is urging the President to seize arbitrary power; but the Examiner combats the project defiantly.
Mr. Secretary Seddon, who usually wears a sallow and cadaverous look, which, coupled with his emaciation, makes him resemble an exhumed corpse after a month's interment, looks to-day like a galvanized corpse which had been buried two months. The circles round his eyes are absolutely black!
And yet he was pacing briskly backward and forward between the President's office and
f public worship.
Gov. Allen, of Louisiana.
letter from Gen. Beauregard.
departure for Europe.
quarrel between Gens. Kemper and Preston.
Gen. Forrest doing wonders.
Gen. Johnston on his Georgia campaign.
John Mitchel and Senator Foote.
progress of Sherman.
from Gov. Brown, of Georgia.
capture of Gen. Pryor.
Bright and frosty morning.
No confirmation of Early's defeat; and the nightfeat of Mahone puts the people in betterlerkship was at the disposal of my son Thomas; but Thomas is clerk in the conscription service, getting rations, etc. etc., better than the $4000 per annum.
But still that dream may be realized.
He is the son of President Tyler.
John Mitchel is now editor of the Examiner, and challenged Mr. Foote yesterday-the note was borne by Mr. Swan, of Tennessee, Mr. Foote's colleague.
Mr. Foote would not receive it; and Mr. S. took offense and assaulted Mr. F. in his own house, when Mrs. F.