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Commercial.[from the London Times' City Article.] Monday Evening, Jan. 7.--The Bank of England, this morning, shortly after the commencement of business, advanced their rate of discount from 6 per cent., at which it was fixed on the 31st ult., to 7 per cent., This is higher than any point attained since the panic of 1857. The step came unexpectedly, and a few minutes previously to its notification, money was obtainable in the discount market at a fraction below the Bank terms them current. The reasons assigned for it, however or, are sufficiently important. Not only did the Asia take out a further sum of £200,000, for New York on Saturday; but the Tetonia, from Southampton this morning, has carried £ 70,000, and it may, therefore, be inferred that the City of Washington. Argo, Vigo, North Britain, Marathon, and Niagara, to sail during the week, will all, or most or them, have additional totals — especially as the accounts to-day are likely to excite the confidence of rem
New York, Jan. 22. --Arrived, schrs. Jamestown, City Point; Senator, Norfolk. Trion, Jan. 7.--Sailed, ship Cobooney, Norfolk.
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.Polities, &c., in Rockingham. Harrisonburg, Va, Jan. 22. After the regimental meeting yesterday, the candidates for the Convention commenced speaking. Each made his bow, announced himself, and argued his own claims, and advocated his own view of what the Convention should do. The following comprise the candidates so far; Col. A. S. Gray, Union; John F. Lewis, Union; John C. Walker, Secession; Dr. A. M. Newman, Secession; Jno. C. Woodson, Contingent; Dr. A. S. Coffiman, Union; Addison Harper, Union. Last night the Regimental officers were elected as follows; Colonel, S. B. Gibbons; Lieut. Colonel, E. T. H. Warren; 1st Major, Dr. Burke Chisman, 2d Major, Geo. W. Miller. This is a good selection, and the First Regiment of Rockinghom Volunteers will make a mark, if called into action. Yesterday was a poor day for auctioneers; the sales scarcely paid expenses. Pen.
From Charleston.boat fired into by a Sentinel. Charleston, Jan. 23. --The sentry on the reach at Sullivan's Island fired into a boat from Fort Sumter, Monday night, with three men in it. As it approached the beach, with muffed oars, the sentry hailed them and warned them off. Not being obeyed, he fired into the boat, whereupon it turned and went away. Soon after, a noise was heard at Fort Sumter like the hauling up of a boat. One of the men in the boat is said to be wounded badly. Those in the boat are supposed to have been deserters from the Fort. Some of the wildest thinkers suppose it was a desperate attempt to run the gauntlet of the sentry and spike the guns of the battery. Yesterday, the Senate refused an appropriation to running a submarine telegraph in the harbor to connect the forts. The War Department of South Carolina can do it when it thinks necessary. Jeff. Davis, of Mississippi, was expected here last night, and preparations were made to welcome
Message of the Governor of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, La., Jan. 23. --The Message of the governor to the Louisiana Legislature is of an uncompromising character. He favors secession.
From Florida. Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 23. --Two Columbiads have been mounted at Fort Barancas. Forts Pickens and McRae are being in vested by the Allied (Louisiana, Georgia and Florida) troops.