--This new weekly, recently announced by Messrs. West
, made its appearance yesterday morning, and will be issued regularly on Thursday of each week.
It is will printed on paper uncommonly good for these times.
Its character is two-fold, viz: That of an abstract chronicle of the times and a literary magazine.
In the former department will be presented the events of the war; leading features of the Confederate
cause; general acts of Congress, immediately interesting to the army and the people; proceedings of the courts; and brief notices of foreign and domestic news.
The latter department will be conducted after the manner of the Eclectic Magazine,
's Living Age.
--being chiefly selected from the best sources, with an occasional original paper or poem.
The first number is a good beginning upon the plan of the publishers.
Their paper fills a niche not occupied in the periodical literature of the South
, and we hope it will meet with liberal encouragement.
The paper, we underderstand, has the benefit of the talents of a well-known and popular Southern author of much experience and fine literary taste.
He has the cooperation of capable gentlemen in the different departments of the