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How speculators get Transportation. --Curious Developments.--One case among the thousand which are occurring in the Confederacy has come to official cognizance, showing how speculators — those pests of society — use the Government for their own purposes. The grand jury of the Confederate District Court at Mobile has made a presentment, a copy of which has been forwarded to President Davis. An extract from the presentment will explain itself: The matter in question relates to the widespread perversion and abuse by Government officers, as these jurors believe, of the public transportation to purposes of personal emolument and speculation. They find, among other facts of the same nature, and conspicuous among them, that George B. Clitheral, a resident of the city of Mobile, at or about the month of March of the present year, after having procured, through the agency of A. R. Powell, of Montgomery, an order from Maj. W. S. Gen, General Transportation Agent at Richmond, for t