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Resignation of Secretary Thompson. Washington, Jan. 8. --Secretary Thompson, of the Interior, to-day resigned, on the ground that after the order to reinforce Major Anderson was countermanded on the 31st December, there was a distinct understanding that no troops should be ordered South, without the subject being considered by, and decided on in, the Cabinet. At the Cabinet meeting on the 2nd inst., the matter was again debated, but not determined. Notwithstanding these facts, the Secretary of War, without the knowledge of Mr. Thompson, sent 250 troops in the Star of the West, to reinforce Major Anderson.--Not learning of this until this morning, he now resigns on hearing it.
Later from Mexico — the capital in theHands of the Liberals. New Orleans, Jan. 8. --The British steamer Valorous, from Vera Cruz, bound to Pensacola, touched at Southeast Pass to-day, and reported that Miramon was completely routed on the 22d by the Constitutionalists. On Christmas, the Liberal army entered the capital. Puebla had also capitulated. Juarez had been sent for, and goes to the capital on the 3d. It is supposed the war is over. The City of Mexico was tranquil.
Panthers captured. --A citizen of Webster county, Va., captured, on the 6th ult., two large panthers--one measured from tip to tip nine feet and six inches, the other six feet and eight inches. Pretty good for a new county.
Suicide of a policeman. --Policeman McMullen hanged himself in New Orleans on the 26th ultimo. He had been principal witness against a convicted murderer, who, when asked by the Judge why sentence of death should not be passed upon him, proclaimed his innocence, and in strong language, though decorous to the Court, anathematized the police, charging them with perpetrating crimes and throwing the penalties upon others. The circumstance and coincidence gave rise to numerous rumors in the community, the most generally received one being that McMullen hung himself through remorse, in having convicted a man of murder by false evidence.--Another was, that McMullen had himself committed the murder for which another was convicted on his evidence.
New year's Remembrances. --The New York Councilmen of 1860, presented the President with a diamond breastpin worth $1,000. Register Miner's clerks presented him with a handsome engrossed series of resolutions, and Mr. Charles O'Neill, of the Board of Assessors, received from his friends a costly service of silver plate on New Year's eve. The citizens of Philadelphia, a few days ago presented Mr. Wm. B. Wood, the veteran actor, in the 82d year of his age, with a check for $950 as a Christmas present.
General Agency. --The subscriber having withdrawn from the concern of Rawlings & Holladay, will be prepared to resume the Agency business on the 1st of January next. He will give his strict attention to Hiring Out Negroes, Renting Out Houses, and Collecting Claims of all kinds, and hopes to receive a fair proportion of patronage from his old friends and the public generally. Office on Franklin street, opposite the Whig Building. Edward G. Rawlings. de 17--1m
Mississippi Convention. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 7.--The State Convention organized at noon to-day, W. S. Barrett President. On taking the chair he spoke in favor of separate secession. A resolution was adopted by which a committee of fifteen was appointed, with instructions speedily to report an ordinance of secession, providing for the immediate withdrawal of Mississippi from the Union, with a view of establishing a new Confederacy comprised of seceding States. The Convention then adjourned until tomorrow.