20 OCTOBER 1866, Page 3

Whoever determines what news shall be sent by the Atlantic

telegraph deserves a whipping for his stupidity, We have never yet heard how the Ohio and other elections, except the Pennsyl- vanian, which took place on the 9th, turned out ; and then on Thursday we receive such a scrap as this, in addition to the price of gold, 8m., "Mr. John van Buren is dead." What on earth do any one care about that? There was a President once called Martin van Buren, who was an able disciple of Jackson's, and perhaps this is a son. We regret very much his (or any other man's) possibly premature decease, but it is not instructive tidings. Why .can't the Atlantic telegraph report what people want to know, and not what they don't want to know ?