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Accidental Shooting. --P. Strong, in the Commissary Department of the United States army, was accidentally shot dead at Kearney City, R. T., on Sunday evening, the 11th, by Mr. Mount, a discharged sergeant of the United States Army, who was on his way East from Camp Floyd. The Vote in the Panhandle.--The vote in the Panhandle of Virginia, including Brooke, Hancock, Ohio and Marshall counties, stood Bell, 2,395; Breckinridge, 2,498; Lincoln, 1,396; Douglas, 984--total 7,273; an increase of 2,429 on the vote of '59.
Aid for the people of Kansas. --Three car loads of provisions arrived at Atchison, K. T., on the 12th inst., for the relief of the settlers in that Territory, making six car loads within the past week, and each car load ranging from six to eight tons. Teams were waiting to be loaded from Greenwood, Butler, Breckinridge and Otto counties. The settlers in some portions of the Territory will need help throughout the winter.
Museum of Comparative Zoology. --The Museum of Comparative Zoology at Cambridge, Mass., was dedicated on the 13th inst.The exercises consisted of addresses by Gov. Banks, President Felton, Professor Agasiz and Dr. Jacob Bigelow. A large and interested audience were present. The Museum is endowed with $225,000, of which $100,000 is by the State, and the remainder by individual donations.
Affair in New York. The correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledger, writing from New York on the 13th inst., says: But little else is talked of besides the news from the South, and the effect it is having upon business affairs here. Wall street looks particularly cerulean. Southern funds are so hard to sell, as to be almost worthless to the merchant — and 10 per cent, is the current rate of discount for a majority of the bank bills of the slaveholding States. One authority declares that men who thirty days ago could find collateral which would obtain them thousands, cannot to-day, upon the same description of security, realize a single dollar. But this is not the worst of it. The working classes are beginning to feel the pinch, at their very hearthstones. I have already mentioned the suspension of trade, by two leading clothing houses in this city, who jointly employed 700 hands, and now must be added the discharge of sixty more, from one of the principal silver manuf
The British and American difficulty at Panama. --The Panama Star and Herald of October 30th, gives a narrative of events which have resulted in a correspondence between Flag-Officer Montgomery, of the United States squadron, and Captain Miller, of the British man-of-war Clio. It appears that British sentries were placed in front of the British and French Consulates, with orders to challenge every passer, and demand an answer to the challenge. On Saturday, the 20th, Dr. John P. Kluge, an American citizen, and employee of the Panama Railroad Company, complained to the American Consul of the manner in which he and others had been molested by an English sentry, and the case was taken under investigation and laid before Flag-Officer Montgomery. The same night, as Lieutenant Fitzhugh, of the United States sloop St. Marys, and a son of Captain Engle, of the United States Navy, commanding the Chirique expedition, were passing the English Consulate, they were hailed by the sentinel
Fight with Indians --United States Officer Killed.--The New Mexican mail, with dates to the 28th ult., has arrived. Capt. Geo. McLane, of the mounted rifles, was killed by the Navajo Indians on the 13th of October. He was out on a scout with his company, and when within about twenty-five miles of Fort Defiance, a party of Indians were overtaken. In the charge upon them, Capt. McLane killed four Indians with his pistols. When the charge was made and the word to rally given, the Captain became separated from his men and was seen to fall from his horse. His foot became entangled in his stirrup, and his horse being frightened, ran off, dragging him a considerable distance before he was stopped.--When his men came up, they found that he was dead. He had three shots in him, which must have produced instant death. Capt. McLane was a son of Senator McLane, of Delaware. He leaves a widow and three children, who are at Albuquerque. The Indians, after the death of Capt. McLane, m
The Southern Banks. --The condition of the banks of the South having attracted some attention, we present the following statement of their capital, circulation and specie, as they were in January last. It will be observed that the proportion of specie is large, being nearly half the amount of notes in circulation. At this season the Southern Banks are always taxed to their utmost capacity, to make the necessary advances on the cottons shipped to the North and to Europe. It is customary, at this time of the year, for the banks in the cotton-growing States to withdraw from ordinary customers the usual facilities granted to them, in order to purchase cotton bills of exchange. While current payments at the North remain unliquidated, the proceeds of the cotton bills are applied to payment of those maturing liabilities, and this season is always the one at which Southern payments are made. The refusal to discount paper by any of the banks in the South most, therefore, not be take
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