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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 14 December 1861

The City Market.—The show of busi- I ness made at the City Market was the smal- [ lest we have seen on a clear Saturday morn ing for a long time. Both demand and J supply fell off from last week, and prices ranged about as usual. Meats and poultry unchanged; Irish Potatoes 32@36c. $ peck. | They were sold on the streets from country j carts at 85c. $ bushel; Sweet Potatoes 50c. $ peck; Apples 50@60c. $ peck; Cabbage 2@loo. head; Turnips 18@20c. $ peck; Parsnips 25c. $ peck; Butter 20(«)28c. f pound; Eggs 25c. dozen, and other articles in proportion. Prices of all kinds of provisions brought to market for sale, such as poultry, vegeta bles, Ac, &c, are much lower in Washing ton and Baltimore than they are iv the Al exandria market. Oysters, and wild fowl are, also, cheaper, in Washington and Balti more than they are here. The Fuel Market.—The supply of Fuel has, during the past week, slowly increased, while the demand has somewhat lessened' Prices, however, yet maintain high rate...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 14 December 1861

Manuscripts of an Old Bacheltr. -Ho 9. R_MINISOENC.ES OF ALEX ANDKI A. I'emetri teque Tigelli Discipulorum inter jubuo plorare cathedra*. Horacjc. Demitrius and Tigellius, know your place; Uo hence, and fret among the school bor race. In my walks along the stteetß during my present visit to Alexandria, I often pass by the old school houses —and if I have with me "Demetrius or Tigellius," or any one of my school fellows of the olden time, we al ways have a talk about the friends of other days, our former teachers, aud the incidents of our boyhood. The reminiscences, are only sad, because they bring home to us forcibly the fact of our advancing years— and the reflection that we too must soon fol low those with whom we started in the ca reer of life, most of whom have already passed away, and many been forgotten. In all else, tbey are cheerful and pleasing. A modern essayist has written an ingeni. ous paper to prove, that, as happiness is re lative and comparative, the common idea that...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 16 December 1861

Organization of a New County Court. — The parties chosen Justices of tbe Peace at the recent election held in this city, assem bled at the Court House, in this city, at ten o'clock this morning, and proceeded to orga nize a County Court, in the form and manner usual upon such occasions. Jefferson Tacey, clerk elect of the Court, called the roll, and the following were found present: Robert Bell, J. C. McCracken, S. L. C. Sidebottom, J. C. Clark, Chas. Noland, Samuel Tucker, R. Crupper, J. T. Taylor, W. L Perm, Hugh MeGinnis, T. Ware, Lew is McKenzie. The usual oaths required were adminis tered by the cleik elect, and the Court rhus organized. Robert Crupper was unanimously chosen Presiding Justice. Mr. McKenzie handrd an order of General McLane to the clerk, and it was read for the information of the Court. The order requests the Court to grant no further licenses for the sale of intoxicating drinks. Mr. McKenzie thought that the Court should at once declare that no licenses would b...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 16 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. The debate, in the U. S. House of Re pre-1 •entatives, on Thursday, on the confiscation bill was of a very animated character. The closing scene between Messrs. Conway and Fouke, during which the latter pronounced the statement of Mr. Conway, relative to the battle at Belmont, to be a falsehood, caused quite a sensation; and the subse quent declaration of Mr. Richardson, Mr. Fouke's colleague, that as a personal matter it must be settled outside the House, has given rise to much speculation, but there will be no duel. The member of the lower House of Con gress from Kansas, Mr. Martin F. Conway* in his speech in that body on Thursday, held |>at tbe Federal arms had been unsuccessful verywhere during the present war, except i two sea-coast expeditions. Caleb Cushing has written a letter to layor Wood, of New York, sustaining the it of Capt. Wilkes in seizing the Confede .te ambassadors. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad will be running order as far as Hancock in about I...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 17 December 1861

I Che Mayor's Office.—A large crowd ai ded at the Mayor's Office this morning, 1 quite a number of cases were examined. J. H. Schmenck, a recruit of the U. S. my, not yet mustered into service, was irged with assault. It appeared in evi ice that as two daughters of Mr. Samuel ipley were passing up Columbus street, ) soldiers passed them, and one of them mi sock, took hold of one of them *who reupon struck him and pushed him from Schmenck then kicked her, and would it repeated the blow, but his companion erposed, as did a Captain in tbe U. S. ay, who witnessed the transaction upon opposite side of the street, and crossing nediately interfered and arrested the of der Schmenck was committed for trial- I. Farris was brought up, charged with horse stealing. It appeared that he at tempted to steal the horse of one officer in front of Price's Restaurant, and being foiled in that attempt, escaped, and stole another from in fiont of the U. S. Bakery, on lower King street. He was committed to...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 17 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. It is now s,.id that many of the citizens of Accomac and Northampton are found not to be Union men. Some arrests have been Two or three U. S. steamboats on the Po tomac, iv passing the batteries, en Saturday, were fired at, and the tire returned. We have no accounts of any damage being done. The proposed general plan for an ex. change of prisoners, it is said, does not In olude what is called "political prisoners," or settle the difficulties concerning priva teersmen. It is denied that there has been any cor respondence between Capt. Griffin and Col B<?rry, U. S. A., relative to Griflfu's Battery at Bull Run. The deaths of a number of soldiers iv the camps in and around Washington, are re ported every week in tho papers of that city It is said that the U. S. Navy Departmeu is not disposed to censure Capt. Palmer, be cause he could not prevent the departure o the Confederate privateer Sumter from the harbor of St. Thomas. Somo of the Northern papers occupy three or f...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 18 December 1861

Mar*iagk Licenses.—The number of mar rift ge licenses granted during the month of November has been made much smaller by 1 fact that an order of Gen. McClellan, forbidding any exercise of f* i«"J*£ within the military linesof the United States in Virginia, unless in pursuance of authority from Wheeling, under penalty of military ar rest, stopped the granting of *"_*«» clerk's office of this county from the 13th ot November until Monday last. During the intermediate period parties nuptially inclin ed sought Washington or the middle of tne | Potomac for the solemnization of the rites, j Up to the 13th of November, however, six marriage licenses were granted. The largest; number ever granted during the month was seventeen in 1856, and the smallest three, in . Alarm of Fire.-Au alarm of fire was sounded upon the streets last night, and the fire engines were called out. The alarm pro ceededlrom the burning of afoul chimney on Royal street, near Yeates' Garden. No damage whatever done. j ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 18 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. It is said that two new Confederate batte ries have been erected on the Virginia shore of the Potomac. One uf them is nearly op posite the station of the flotilla at Indian Head, and the other nearly opposite the mouth of Matawoman creek. At both hea vy guns are mounted, as they throw shot quite across the river. The Richmond Examiner says that the Confederate Court of Comiflissiouers to de termine claims for indemnity for losses by the war is to be organized at once. George P. Scarborough, of Virginia; Thomas C. Reynolds, of Jt.issouri, and Walker Brooke, of Mississippi, form the said oourt. Messrs. Wendell and Fisher say they arc not to be connected with the future manage ment of Brown's Hotel, in Washington Mr. Potts is to be the sole manager. At the last dates from the U. S. Potomac flotilla, the Harriet Lane and Yankee were near Indian Head, and the Anaconda, Reso lute. Reliance, Jacob Bell, Stepping Stones, Murray, aud Herbert, were between tho new batteries, and...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 19 December 1861

Thb Orphan Asylum.—The calamitous condition of this section of the country, upon which has fallen no large a share of the evils of war, has materially lessened tbe revenue of the Female Orphan Asylum. Many of its benefactors are absent from the city, and the means of many others are largely lessened by tbe pending difficulties We trust, however, that tbe charity of our people will be more than equal to the emer gency, and the additional contributions will hereafter suffice to supply any deficiency in ordinary revenue. A box to receive contri butions for this purpose has been placed at the Post Office and we trust that every visitor will contribute at has; a mite for the Orphans. Eiver Movements.—The river side was very quiet this morning, the only arrival be. ing the schooner White Pigeou, Capt. Sini monds, with oysters. The captain reports that he passed the Confederate batteries in safety, but when in Nanjenioy Reach, hag ging the Maryland shore, he was fired at j from one of the ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 19 December 1861

Meeting of the Union Association. — The usual weekly meeting of the Union As sociation took place at Lyceum Hall last night, S. Shinn, President, in the chair, and 0. C. Whittlesey, Secretary,., a*-■ The band ef the Eightyti&hth Pennsyl vania regiment opened the meeting with mu sic, and, after the usual preliminary proceed ings, twehty personsjoined the Association, the usual oath being administered by Lieut. Wagner. The President announced that unavoida ble circumstances, would prevent either Mr. Segar or Mr. Carlisle fr6m attending. He hoped, however, some ef the gentlemen pre sent would entertain tbe assembly. The President then read a communication from General McLane, requesting that tbe American flag be displayed over the Lyceum building, and kept flying as much as possi ble. What action would the Association take upon the matter ? ' R. H. Wade moved that a committee be appointed to wait on Capt. Ferguson, and request bim to furnish assistance in raising a flag-staff upon ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 20 December 1861

r .TijNs iif aN«W Battery.—Several small v. ,-iM'ls nrriFed here ti*om below this.momtDj, ; aod report th.it the tiring heard iv thU city Last eight in iwu nerly direction, proceeded tV.im a eesr battery, treated I y the Confede rates, a short distance beli.w 0-ickpit Polrtt Capt. lladc'iffe peeked in safety with his lit tle Vessel, i.iut a *.h irt time afterwards thre« U. S. tug boats attempted to pas*, and were II with canuon of a calibre so it the concussion of the shock de yes.'ii Iv rt'ol. airh<>nu;h many te scene of action. Ood "f F .h<i r-.l in pHS-dog, but the other iw > biick. oore, who caino alongside the iiinut-.'s afterwards coo Arson the Btive to the at*iam tugs lie was of the guns'at tbe time, as were vessels. He saw a bomb hurst eh loner, teaming her mainsail inir, _. uid not di-t.jver, ir. the vhit damage wms ilone on the e-M-l. Sbot*. were Bred at the batteries hy the Federal troops and side, with wbii_t effect he j perceive. 11 »th cipt;iins report ier ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 20 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. Mr. Seward says he never received Mrs. Greenhow's letter, or saw it until it appear ed in a Kichmond paper. Resolutions bottomed upon Van Wyck's Investigation, have been introduced by that Committee, in the U. S. House of Represen tatives. Gen. Scott is now, with bis wife, in Paris, where Mrs Scott has resided fur some years past. Selby Parker, accidentally fell down the steps of his lodginga in Washington, yes'er day, and broke his neck. The Federal troops still occupy Beaufort, S. C, and are collecting all the cotton that they can, in that neighborhood. Mr. Faulkner has been sent down to Rich mnnd, under a flag of truce. He expects to be exchanged for Mr. Ely. The famous Caravajal ha*t made an attack upon tbe city ot Matamoras, where "a con siderable fight took place." The U. S. government has received des patches from Mr. Adams, minister to Eng land, weighing, the Washington Star says, over one hundred pounds. Financial affaire are so unaettled by the late increased...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 21 December 1861

We have frequent applications for Klc numbers of the Local News, which we not furnish. Our regular subscribers, and those who purchase from the carriers, bad better save their papers. There need be no trouble about a file—just place tbe sheets between two boards each day. '1 hey will be interesting hereafter for reference, and a history of town matters. Volunteer Relief Association.- The Volunteer Relief Association of this city held its annual weekly meeting at Price's office, on Thursday evening last, W. B Price in tbe chair, and H. Peel, Secretary. After the usual report of the Ward Com-, mittees, and a detailed examination of the Association for tho past week, On motion it was resolved that the Secre tary be requested to audit the account of the Treasurer. Several donations were announced, where upon it was ordered that a list of all dona tions since the opening of the Association be published. And after an interchange of views among the gentlemen present, as to tbe operations o...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 21 December 1861

Mauuscriptt of aa Old Bachelor.--No 10. RKMINISCKNCEi. Of AI.I'.XANDfi.A. j In j/i i|i • tuana rel m<meriam, '•l. keep alive the reinembraaoe of .An day and I The people oi Alexandria were always] patriotic and public .I, and never uegli gout in celebru )■•■■ die icurus of the v»ub licdav-; v«hich u-.-« usually kept as secular holiday*—if such a phrase cau be allowed. In the times »f which I write, there were a number of p_cellent volunteer c>inp.-iiie.>, well officered aud drilled and handsomely uniform •■! aud aouipped—so that festival* and parades were .dy-iys ««-y u> be p>epar. Ed, and gei ernlU passed off vvi.li ..on-idera bleeolat. There was, 1 remi mber, v. hen I wa- a by—a large cavalry troop—an artil lery eorp* with |ome bra.-s field pieee'i—a rifle company--und three or bur infantry oompnniea- -the I'd. pendent Blues —tin* La layette Guards—the Independent Vo'un teers, 4e.« io. Who can ever forget the "Muster Days,* -B wti u-ed io call them, when, in additio...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 23 December 1861

(Orphan Asylum.—We referred, a few dayejago, to tbe Orphan Asylum in this place, arid expressed the hope that its claims would not be forgotten by the public. As an evi dence that they have not—and as an incen tive to follow so good an example—we may Mention that, notwithstanding the *• hard ness of the times," the pupils of Mrs. Whi ting's school, and Miss Ellen Mark's school, bave voluntarily determined to make their usual Christmas offering to the Asylum. The children teach us, in this, true charity. Tbe very promptings of nature teach them to be kind to tbe poor, and especially to tbe poor orphans. * Christmas Week—During the present week there will be religious service every af ternoon at four o'clock, at the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association. On Christmas morning there will be a prayer meeting at 7 _- o'clock at the same place. Di vine service at 11 o'clock a. m., on Christmas Day, at St. Paul's church. Communion at O'aoe church next Sunday morning. There will be ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 23 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. The New York Herald says: "Lord Ly ons had two interviews with Secretary Sew ard on Tuesday. No formal communications had passed between them relative to the Ma son and Slidell affair, nor has any demaud been made in the matter. Captain Seymour the Queen's messenger, did not return to England by the Africa. Further instructions for Lord Lyons are expected by the Ameri ca, and much anxiety is felt with regard to them. It is not unlikely that Lord Lyons will withhold his demands until the mails of the America arrive. If a peremptory de mand for the release of the Confederate com missioners ba made, involving tbe issue of war, it is probable that the Cabinet will yield for the time, in view of the present exigen cies of the country." The message of the President relative to the affairs of Mexico, which was sent to the Senate on Thursday, asked the advice of that body as to his course with regard to the in vitation to the U. S. Government to join the tripartite alliance of...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 24 December 1861

accordance with old custom, this omce be closed, and no paper issued. From time immemorial, Christmas has been kept as a holiday in Virginia—a day on which at least secular business is suspended. •These are not "merry Christmas times." Iv the fearful strife going on, the divisions engendered, and tbe feelings exci ted, men have no inclination to be " merry.' At such a season, however, there is one thing I which all can unite. Let us "remember ie poor" and suffering, aud make them as appy as we can, by the bestowal of such tiarity a 8 it is in our power to give. The Weather. —The weather turned cold v yesterday afternoon, and lute last night there was a heavy northwest gale. The tide in the Potomac to-duy was uncommonly low Dance sous.—The firing of pistols, tire crackers, &c, about the streets on Christmas Eve and Christina* Day is always danger ous, aud, at such a time as this here, ia f.ol-1 ish in the extreme. Christmas Presents. —The confectiouery I and fancy stores bave qui...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 24 December 1861

§ GENERAL NEWS. n Lanaban, a private in the 46th Penn >ia regiment, Banks's division, is to be d for tbe murder of Major Lewis of me regiment. i railroad has been torn up in Ken between Green River and Bowling i-slavery petitions and anti-slavery ......vontinue to be presented in the 0. S. Congress. The U. S. Senate went early into execu tive session yesterday. Geo. Scott's friends say be has hastened back to the United States to assist, if possi ble, by information and advice, in preserv ing peace between the United States and Great Britain. Cassius M. Clay is expected to resign his post as Minister to Russia. The naval retiring law lately enacted by the U. S. Congress, retires all officers over sixty years of age. It is said that Indiana has 57,000 men in the U. S. Army. The Long Bridge over the Potomac is in order again for travel. The new military bridge across the Potomac at the Alexan dria Aqueduct will be finished in a week or two. The "serenading" of the "big men" con tin...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 26 December 1861

Christmas Day.—The countersign which 18 usually required of passers on the streets f 'oto 10 o'clock until daylight, was with drawn, and the streets made free to all, af ter 3 o'clock on Christmas morning. The hell of St. Mary's Church was the first sound which the morning air bore, and by 4£ o'clock a large number of persons were upon the streets. Tho morniug showed large numbers o persons on the streets, most of whom were in uniform. A few tire crackers and the oc casioual report uf a pistol were the onl outward exhibitions of Christmas feeling Late in the afternoon, however, the fun be came "fast and furious." Fire oracker sparkled and cracked, and that peeulia species of fireworks known as '"Devil Cha sers" was largely employed. Near the corner of King and St. Asaphs streets there wasa mimic battle, between opposing crowd employing these and similar weapons.— Each party sought to "shell" the other, ant finally the whole vicinity was thronged wit eager combatants. During tho day ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 26 December 1861

_ bere is ■ report that 001. Corcoran has escaped from confinement ar Charleston.— The statement is made by Lieutenant Hard, of the Second Maine Regiment, who was wounded and taken prisoner at Bull Run, and has recently been relejued. lie, to gether with Col. Corcoran and some three hundred others were confined in the Charles ton Jail at the time of the great conflagra tion there, aud they only escaped from the jail, which was burnt, by leaping from a window. Cul. Corcoran, Lieutenant llurtl believes, escaped during the contusion as he expressed his determination to try to reach Beaufort or tbe North, and has not since boon heard of. The Chicago Journal states, upon what it considers good authority, that President Lincoln has determined to appoint Hon. O. 11. Browning, now V. S. Senator from Illi nois, to the C. S. Supreme Court, in place of Judge McLean, deceased. In the Kentucky Hooseof Delegate*eight niomber3 have been expelled on the oaarge of "secession" and in the State Senate...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
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