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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 15 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. An Instructive Incident.—About a month since, a negro boy, belonging to Dr. Isaac Winston, of this place, ranaway from his master, and took refuge in one of the numerous military camps in this vicinity. There he was taken sick, and finding little assistance, was soon reduced to a most woeful condition. His master hearing of his sad state, sent for him, and he was carried back to his old home, whither he came most gladly. He was, however, too far gone for medical assistance, and expired within an hour after hie arrival at the residence of his master. Accident—Quite an accident occurred on Sunday, on the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad, rear Arlington Mills. The train consists of an engine, baggage and passenger car. lt was out, for the purpose of testing the road. At a point where the road had been broken up the new work gave way, throwing the engine off the track and down an embankment. The Government Superintendent, Mr. Henry Gray, was badly injured, thou...

Publication Title: Local News, The
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 15 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Organization of an Association for the Relief of tjie Poor.—The subscribers to the fund in aid of the destitute if'habitants of this city, met at the Chamber of the City Council, Market Square, yesterday afterm on at 4 o'clock. The meeting was somewhat more numerously atteivied than ihs last, quite a considerable number of gentlemen being in present. VYm. B. Prioe presided, and i{,., p C el acted as Secretary, H, 0. Olaughton, ti-om the • im nittee appointed at the last meeting t» v p v a plan fur the distribution of the ,-urn mbscribed, made a report. / The report reconimi ids the organization of au association to b< , the '* Volunteer Association for tht ,»'.' Itf of Ike Poor," with the usual con. j.. of officers, committees to attend tq the poor—purchase provisions, audit at gounts, Aoi I'iie Assooia . tion to be composed ot the permanent subscribers to the iund, and to meet on the Thursday atternoops of each week at the Chamber of the Board of Common C...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 17 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Further Help for the Poor.—lt has been suggested, and the suggestion is a most excellent one, that the ladies of the city should co-operate with the "Relief Association," in adding to the comforts of the necessitous, and deserving among onr towns people during the coming winter. There is doubtless in the garrets and clothes' rooms of the city, numbers of thread-bare, patched or other off-cast garments, which under the skilful fingers of the ladies could ->c made to do good service in clothing poor children, that otherwise might suffer for the want of such articles. We know that the benevolence of the ladies of Alexandria needs only the suggestion, to secure their assistance in this excellent work. The Volunteer Relief Association will rejoice to have their cooperation. Military Court.—The Military Court held its usual session at the Court House this morning, Provost Judge Friese, preThe only civil case of interest before the Court was that of Mr. J. Davids...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 17 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Downtown Items.—At the upper Coal Wharves where a considerable amount of Coal has accumulate, there is some activitiy. Vessels are loading, and there are generally two or three arrivals and departures daily. But few Canal Boats are coming down; the majority of them being stopped at Georgetown. Unloading the boats, and loading the vessels, gives employment to a number of hands. The wharf of the American Coal Company, the Fish Wharf, the Steamship, and adjoining wharves, are used by the Government. Large sheds will, it is understood, be erected on tho American Coal Company's Wharf, for storing provisions, &c, and a switch from the Railroad on Union street is to extend out on the wharf to facilitate the transportation of articles to the camps of ihe Federal soldiers beyond the western limits of the city. Along the lower wharves everything is exceedingly dull and quiet. There are scarcely any vessels in the docks, and save occasionally some lone fisherman ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 19 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA VA Military Court To-Day.--The Military Court held its regular session at the County Court House, Judge Friese presiding. The only civil case before the Court, was that of Mr. R. R. Snyder, of this city, charged with an assault with intent to kill Thomas Dwyer. The evidence against Mr. Snyder consisted in an affidavit of Mr. Dwyer, which he reaffirmed upon oath in Court. The affidavit states, in substance, that, on Friday afternoon, Mr. Dwyer entered the store of Mr. Snyder, and having completed some purchases, conversation turned on the war, in which Mr. Snyder grew quite violent, wished all the Yankees hung, reproached Dwyer with being a traitor to Virginia, and turning against the people who had supported him, &c, whereupon somewhat of an altercation occurred, in which Snyder struck Dwyer in the face, whereupon Dwyer declared that he would appeal to the authorities. Snyder said he would have him assassinated if he did so and, seizing Dwyer by the collar, fo...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 19 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. _ Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor.—No 1. i tMwaaßOßuam of aluaitdria. About eight or nine months ago, an old ' citizen of Alexandria, a native of the place, v returned on a short visit, to look again upon the home of his youth. For a day or two, he c was cheerful enough : but soon became sad* ' and generally remained in his room, at the ' house of a friend, engaged iv writing. When l he was about leaving, he handed to the wife i of his friend a bundle of manuscripts, the ' preparation of which, he said, had served to ( beguile some heavy hours, and telling he- ! she might use them as she saw fit, bade ; an affectionate farewell, and departed, never ' again to tread the streets of the old town.— » The following is one of the manuscripts — I several of which are left in an imperfect and • unfinished state: ' " Olim meminisse juvabit" —Virg. After an absence of thirty years, I have returned to the place of my nativity—only to look around, to sigh over the past —to press ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 21 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. -- We would again suggest that our resident citizens save their copies of the Local News —as, they will furnish a useful record hereafter of town matters, marriages, deaths, and local incidents—besides containing a brief history of the operations of the war and the events of the times. A Recent Decision of the Military Court.—We find the following in the New York Tribune:— "Alexandria, Va., Oct. 16, 1861.—A very important case came before the Provost Court of this city to-day. Heretofore this Court has confined its attention mostly to criminal cases—not desiring (as Judge Friese said in delivering the sentence of the Court to-day in the case first above alluded to) to interfere in the ordinary collection of debts or other civil cases, but these cases being of a peculiar character, and there being no civil Court in Alexandria to which the case might be referred, the Judge decided to go out of his usual channel and take them up. The case was this: "A merchant of New Yo...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 21 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- -- The Firing into Vessels by the Potomac Bat- , teries—Schooner Fairfax Captured by the Confederates. The schooner " Lady Ann," Captain Weaver, arrived at this port on Saturday evening last, in tow of the steam-tug Resolute, having met with some injuries in passing the Confederate batteries at Quantico. The " Lady Ann " had been lying below Quantico, where the Confederate guns are planted, and between ten and eleven o'clock on Saturday started, in company with the schooner Fairfax, to pass the Confederate works, under cover of a fog, and in tow of the Resolute, the Lady Ann being on the Maryland, and the Fairfax on the Virginia side of the tug. The fog lifted as the vessels neared the batteries, and the guns of the batteries opened upon them, with quick fire and accurate range. The Fairfax was struck by some twenty shots, one of which stranded one of the tow ropes, and the vessel swung around in the ebb tide. As she did so, her connections with the tug were cut, ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 22 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. ~~~ Movements near Alexandria.—On Saturday, three farmers, from Fairfax county, Virginia, in the vicinity of Lewinsville, named Hugh Adams, A. B. Williams and George Gunnel, were arrested and brought to the military prison Washington, on the charge of affording aid to the Confederates. It has been necessary, in consequence of the advance of the army, to remove the headquarters of General McClellan from Washington into Virginia, and in a few days he will be located in the midst of the camps. The U. S. Naval Department received intelligence yesterday that a large number of vessels, with government stores on board, were lying below in the Potomac, and afraid to venture up. On Saturday, when two companies of the 22d New York regiment, belonging to Gen. Keyes' brigade, advanced to within a mile of Fairfax Court House, they ascertained from the inhabitants of that neighborhood that when the Confederates retired, the condition of the roads was such that they were compelled ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 22 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, TA. Battle near Leesburg. Yesterday morning five companies of the 15th Massacouoetts regiment mossed the river at Edwards' Ferry, and had advanced to within one mile and a half of Leesburg, when they were met by the 14th Mississippi regiment, and compelled to retreat to the Ferry. At the same lime, another portion of Gen. Stone's command crossed at Harrison's Island. During the day, much skirmishing took place, and it is said that the Federal troops advanced to within a mile and a half of Leesburg. At 5 o'clock last evening, however, the Confederates, in large force, attacked the right of the column, which numbered eighteen hundred men, and was commanded by Col. Baker, U. S. Senator from California. Col. Baker fell, and his command sustained a, repulse, and fell back with considerable loss. The left wing then retired in good order, and Gen. Stone held possession of Harrison's Island, in the Potomac, three miles from Leesburg, and was not further attacked by the Confedera...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 23 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL.-- There was a regular meeting of the City Council last night. Board of ALDERMEN.--Messrs. Bryan Armstrong, Simpson, Markell, and Barton appeared. Mr. Bryan, President of the Board, took the Chair, and Mr. Barton was appointed clerk pro tem. After the usual call on the Committees for reports, Mr. Armstrong introduced an order making an appropriation of thirty dollars for the purpose of purchasing fuel for the use of the Free School, which was compered and passed. The Board concurred in the action of the Common Council, authorizing the Auditor to pay the officers and employees of the Corporation in due bills of the Corporation of the of $1 and $2. The Board also concurred in the action of the Common Council, in referring to the Committee on the Poor the bills of the American Coal Company, and J. W. Atkinson. The report and accompanying resolution, and bill of the Committee on General Laws passed by the Common Council, was received and read,...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 23 October 1861

Three hundred and ninety colored person sailed on Sunday for the American colony in Hayti, under the auspices of the Hayden Bureau of Emigration. They embarked in three vessels, brigs King Brothers, Flight, and George G. Letson. These vessels are English, and were chosen in preference to American vessels, so as to avoid possible trouble on the passage from the Confederates privateers. The emigrants are said to belong to the better class of colored people, and indulge high hopes of prosperity in their new homes, which will be located within ten miles of the village of St. Mark. The Government agrees to furnish them with food and shelter until they can support themselves. In the course of next month, another party will leave New York, numbering in all, it is said, five hundred. On Tuesday morning last two powder mills exploded in the village of Bennington, each containing two tons of powder. The buildings, and all they contained, were totally destroyed, scarcely anything but charred a...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 25 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Movements near Alexandria.—The editor of the Richmond Examiner has had an interview with Judge J-din F. Welsh, of Auburn, California, who recently made the trip from New York to Richmond, successfully— by daring and strategem— getting through the Federal lines opposite Washington.— Having procured a carriage aud horses at Alexandria, he drove to Munson's Hill. Here he found the Federal troops under orders to move, with directions to leave behind, on the hill, a small detachment of some two or three companies. At Munson's Hill our informant fell in with the Garibaldi regi- j ment, on their march southward. Welsh remained during the night iv the neighborhood of Munson's Hill. Having made a reconnoisance of the picket guards j and finding one point not closely watched, j he passed the Federal pickets without mule j tation. Having arrived at Col. Ball's, he went to Doland's, where he reported himself to Col. Walton, of Gartrell's Georgia regiment, who sent him to Fairfax...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 25 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Irayer fjr a Dying Enemy.—A corres. lent of the New Orleans Crescent says : tost touching scene too a place in the afof Major Hood's, already alluded to. — )ng those mortally wounded was a Northman; he was shot through both hips, and fallen on the ro id, where he was discovby a Louisianian. He was suffering the t inteD a e pain, his face and body distorty his agonizing sufferings. He begged water, which was promptly given him.— head and shoulders were raised to make comfortable, and his face and forehead ted in water. He urged the Louisianian ray for him, who was forced to acknowli his inability to pray. At that moment of the Mecklenburg troopers came up, the poor fellow urged his request again, i great earnestness. The Virginian knell s side, and asked the wounded man ii t&s a Christian, and believed in the promise of Christ to save repentant sinners.— He answered yes. The trooper then commenced a prayer, fervent, pathetic f.nd eloquent. The soldier's fa...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 26 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. «•i • » Latest Arrival from the Lower Potomac. —The Potomac trade schooner Constitution arrived here last night, from Matta. woman, in Charles county, Md. When nearing the Confederate batteries, she was .hailed and boarded by the Confederate Steamer George Page. An officer came on board, examined her papers, and learning that she was -from Charles county bound to Alexandria, permitted her to proceed. ■At the-;time-the Constitution passed the batteries, all was quiet in the neighborhood. The vessel brings Wood, Furniture, and Potatoos,»ratrd is discharging her cargo at Fpfrle's Wharf, '. A Large Sued.—Workmen die busily engaged at the American Coal Company's Wharf, foot of Oronoco street, in erecting a commodious shod, covering about half an acre. The wharf is now used by "the (J. S. Government, and tho shed is intended for the storage of provisions, <_c. ,' Election—An election for a member of i the U. S. House ot Representatives, ,frojnJ this district, wa...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 26 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Manasenpts of an Old Bachelor.—No 2. KEMINISOENCKS OF ALEXANDRIA. Cereus in vitiuai flecti, monitoribus asper. Horace. The TOJJTH Yielding like wax, the impressive folly bears; Rough to reproof, and slow to future cares. Francis. Among all the changes that have taken place in Alexandria since I left here thirty years ago, none have struck me more forcibly, during the few days of my present sojourn, than the altered conduct and deportment of the boys and lads of the town. I speak now of the generality of those I see about the streets, and, of course, do not in. elude in these strictures the ingenuous and well brought up boys, who are in constant attendance upon their schools, or diligently learning the trades or pursuing the avocations which they are intended by their parents to follow for their future livelihood. I love a good boy. I think what a consolation and what a pride he is to his father and mother, no matter how humble in circumstances they may be! But who is...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 28 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. An.-tuer Debt Case.—We find the following in the Washington correspondence of the N. Y. Times : " The decision of Provos t Judge Freese, of Alexandria, that merchants in 'Dixie' within the Union lines, must pay their debts to the North, has brought on quite a number of New York merchants, with claims considered past recovery. Judge Freese on Friday reiterated his determination to enforce payment in every case where it could be shown that a loyal citizen would be the sufferer should the court refuse to act; that in every instance where a refusal to pay could in any manner be connected with the rebellion, he would enforce payment. Judge Freese decided a case on Friday between two citizens of Alexandria, that involves these points. It was shown, from affidavits made by Mr. Hallowell, a Union citizen of Alexandria, that a citizen named Fleming was collecting debts and selling property for J. E. Douglas, also a merchant of Alexandria, who has gone into the Confederate arm...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 28 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. Two English sailing vessels entered the port of Charleston, S. C, a few weeks ago, there being t the time no blockading ships before that port. Lord Lyons now demands of the Secretary of State that these vessels be allowed to leave Charleston unmolested, on the ground that at the time of their going in there the blockade was not effective.— What answer the Secretary will return we do not know. Of the Boston Boot and Shoe market the Reporter says:-Trade continues as noticed last week, with but little variation. There are few or no buyers in the marker, the business at present being with the Provinces, New England and from the West. The market is fairly suppled with most kinds of goods and these are generally held at firm rates. The Prince de Joinville goes daily to the outposts, with reconnoiter ng parties, and is almost as well known to,the;troops as their own general. They have evening auction sales of books in New York, at which volumes published to b...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 29 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. ..»»♦«. Military Court.—The Military Court held its usual session at the County Court House this morning—Judge Freese ingJudge Freese read the opinion of the Court in the case of Bowen, Home & Co. and M. L. Hallowell against Witmer & Co. The Court says that, in its opinion, it has jurisdiction in the case. The appointment of a military governor, was an implied suspension of all courts, and of State and municipal laws, and a tacit establishment of martial law. It was the duty of the Court to exercise its power to secure the debts of loyal citizens. In this case, the removal of a poition of the goods into the country, affording, as it did, evidence of a confidence of the defeat of the Federal Government, was an evidence of disloyalty, which, whether amounting to treason or not, the Court and Governmerit could uecide in the future. The Court accordingly directed the appointment of a commission to assess the value of the goods, with a view of prov...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 29 October 1861

Taxexandria,va. I GENERAL NEWS. Two English sailing vessels entered the port of Charleston, S. C, a few weeks ago, I icing t the time no blockading ships that port. Lord Lyons now demands Secretary of State that these vessels >wed to leave Charleston unmolested, ground that at the time of their going •c the blockade was not effective.— answer the Secretary will return we he Boston Boot and Shoe market the :er says:—Trade continues as noticed sek, with but little variation. There 7 or no buyers in the market, the buat present being with the Provinces, England and from the West. v The t is fairly suppled with most kinds of and these are generally held at firm Prince de Joinville goes daily to the ts, with reconnoiter ng parties, and is as well known as their eneral. y have evening auction sales of books v York, at which volumes published old for two dollars each, sell for two ;ain Poore, who was the commander steamer Brooklyn, off Charleston harthe time the Sumter escaped f...

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