sburg, which sunk one of them.
If this be true, it is bad news.
We have lovely weather now, and vegetation shows signs of the return of the vernal season.
We shall soon have blossoms and roses in abundance, and table vegetables too, to dispel the fears of famine.
But we shall also have the horrid sounds of devastating war; and many a cheerful dame and damsel to-day, must soon put on the weeds of mourning.
Gen. Jos. E. Johnston has assumed the command of the army of Tennessee. Gen. Howell Cobb is preparing for the defense of Florida.
We do not hear a word from Lee or Jackson — but this is the ominous silence preceding their decisive action.
Bacon fell to-day from $2 to $1.50 per pound, and butter from $3.50 to $3.25; potatoes are $16 per bushel.
And yet they say there is no scarcity in the country.
Such supplies are hoarded and hidden to extort high prices from the destitute.
An intelligent gentleman from North Carolina told me, to-day, that food was never more abunda