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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 27 December 1861

Thb Volunteer Relief Association.— The Volunteer Relief Association held its regular weekly meeting at Price's Office, Pitt street, yesterday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, Wm. B. Price in tbe Chair, and H. Peel, Secretary. Tbe attendance Vas as usual, and the greater portion of the time of the Associa tion was occupied in the colloqual discus sion of the working of the Association. The Treasurer submitted his report, which was ordered {o.be made in full to the Ist of January, and. submitted to the first meeting of that month. , . . «. ~ Tbe Association then adjourned. Thb SurrLv Store.—-The Supply Store, *t lower Prince street, which the systematic charity of tbe Volunteer Relief Association keeps in operation, continues still its bene ficent work. Daring the week ending with the 20th day of December, it supplied one hundred and fifty-two families With food for some six hundred women and children, made ap ac follow*: ( 1160 pounds of meat, 33 bushels of corn meal, 884 pounds of flour, 17...

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. — 27 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. The London correspondent of the Boston Commercial Bulletin, writing under date of November 29th, says:—"America, Ameri can stock, and Americans, are just now a long way below par in this market, and those that are engaged in business with the United States are in great consternation." The retiring board of the U. S. marine corps has completed its labors. Col. Harris remains in command of the corps. Major Dulauey becomes lieutenant-colonel, and Major Marston senior major of the corps. In the official returns of the late State election in New York, just now undergoing the process of publication, it appears that upwards of one hundred votes were cast in the interior for "Jefferson Davis for Secreta ry of State." At the State Department at Washington may be seen a petticoat token from the per. sou of a lady attempting to pass the linos of I! Federal army of tbe Potomac. The ar t was made by one of the State Depart ut detectives. Skating ponJs are now to be established the ...

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. — 28 December 1861

DECISIOE OF TEX V. S. GOVERNMENT IN I THE TEENT A7FAIB. ! The United States government have re • 'leased from Fortress Warren Hon. James M Mason and Hon. John Slidell, taken from on board the British steamer Trent, by the U. S. steamer San Jacinto, some weeks sit.cc. ' The National Intelligencer contains tbe correspondence in relation to the release* I It appears that on the 30th of November, Secretary Sewatd notified Minister Adams that Com. Wilkes had acred without the in- | structhns of the U. S. government. On the same day Earl Russell wrote to Lord Lyons, giving information of the Trent affair, trusting that the United States "would, of its own accord, offer to the British gov" i Atom en t such redress as alone would satisfy i the British nation, namely the liberation o* j the four gentlemen and their delivery in or der that they may be again placed under British protection—and a suitable apology ' for the aggreasion which has been commit ted," and directing that if these terms...

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. — 28 December 1861

Manuscripts of an Old Bacl*elsr.—Ho 11, REMINISCENCES 0* ALEXANDRIA.' Seigoorg io vu« di por veir Ke da'tiz noel ric uelt avoir Si joie non ; E repleni sa u-aison, Dopayu, de char, & do peison, >lc. Ai-010 NottMA-t Cakw*.. **rd}iofS. in these roulais of pleasure, Father Chiustma.s yearly dwells; Deals out joy with liberal measure, Gloomy sorrow soon dispels; Numerous guests, and viands dainty, Fill the hall and grace the board; Mirth and beauty, peace and plenty, Solid pleasures here afford.—Trans. No whers else in America were the tradi tions, the sports, the festivals, the manners and customs of England, so well remember ed, and so faithfully kept and followed, as in Virginia, up to some forty years ago.— Since then, there has been a decline: but, -itill, there are more English customs even now retained among us, than the traveller can find outside of our limits, on this side o the Atlantic ocean. And among these cus toms is tlie celebration of Christmas Day as it is celebr...

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. — 30 December 1861

Religious.—The services at the several j churches of the city, now open, were atte> d ed yesterday by large congregations. j At the Methodist Episcopal church, Wash ington street, the usual impressive exercises took place in the morning and evening, the pastors, Rev. Messrs. Phelps and Lemon of ficiating. Grace church (Protestant Episcopal), Pat rick street, was opened slso for communion service, Rev. E. R. Lippitt preached, and the services were conducted by Rev. G A. Smith and Rev. Kinsey J. Stewart. j At the First Presbyterian church, Rev, Elias Harrison, D. D.. preached an impres sive discourse. At the Baptist church, the usual services were held, and discourses delivered by Rev. Mr. Bitting. At St. Mary's (Catholic) church, the usu al services were held, and an appropriate ser mon preached by Rev. Mr. Charlier, 8 J. of Georgetown, who officiates as pastor in the absence of the pastor, Rev. P. P. Kroes, S.J. The prayer meeting at the Young Men's Christian Assooiutiwn was also...

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. — 30 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. The London Times and the Paris Journal dcs Debatß sharply criticise some portions of the message of Mr. Davis to the Confederate Congress. Tbe Boston Post says that Gen. McClellan acknowledges the difficulty of proceeding to wards Richmond by the " former route," as attempted before. On the Ist of January the banks have the option ol another government loan. After the 14th of January the U. S. treasury must be replenished by loan or credits in some fo»m. The opinion is becoming very gene ral that the treasury must rely on Mr. Chase's plan of issuing treasury notes, as a currency, for the support of the war. The statement in a French paper that the British government promised the Lancashire merchants that the cotton ports wou'd be opened in February is no doubt true, but the promise was based upon assurances which have been given by the U. S government. The steamer North Carolina, loaded with forage, and consigned to the Quartermaster's Department, at Alexandria, arrive...

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. — 31 December 1861

this community. There will be a prayer meeting held at tbe Y.ioiiir Me*,'* Christian Association room a' quit r past eight o'clock, and continue three-quarters i*f an hour. Serv ; ec< wiil also he held at 7i and 1') o'oloek at St. Mary's church, the festival oh served by Catholics being ''The Circum cision." * The number of taverns, restaurants, eat ing bouses of all grades, aud Bimilar estsb lishmcnts, in different parts of this town, M in-'reaslnti. It seems to be a place ef ''eat ing hou-es." The pmp'ietors appear to be new comers. Tbe old year expires to-day. Its sorrows and distresses have far exceeded those here tofore experienced within the memory ef the oldest. Fur the mercies rouohsafed we should be profoundly grateful— but no rational and feeling man can fail io hope for brighter and happier days in the yoar which is to c: me, and which is to cnominee to-morrow. [•ported that more runew; y negroes, re "seen the elephant," me return eir masters, wiser, it not better, Ly ...

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. — 31 December 1861

IFrom the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 30.] Tho Union Ken of Sloxaadria Have s Sup per—Speeches and Speakers—Some Doubts Expressed- Unionism on tbe Half-Eheli. A large Union supper war. given on Fri daj night a Alexandria, by several Union men of the place, among whom were Stephen Sbinn, President of the Union Association ul Alexandria, Mr. Maasey, the Postmaster, end others. Invitations were extended to a number of officers who were quartered in that city—Col. Geo. P. McLean, Assistan> Adj Gan. Freese, Rev. Mr. Clothier, Chaplain of the Eighty eighth Pennsylvania regiment, Captain Morris, commander of the Pensac >- la, <fee. Several gentlemen from Reading, Pa., who happened to be in Alexandria fur tbe night, were also invited to be present and see the manifestations of loyalty from those who had periled tbeir lives and their property in defence of their country's rights, ander tbe most trying circumstances. It appeared, by the remarks of Mr. Maa ley, that out of a voting po...

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. — 1 January 1862

Alexandria in 18l)1 — Ihe \car whuli pasted away with midnight, has teen to A'- | Cxandria the most eventful ef its < xi-ter cc | We make up, from the files of the Gaaettr and L cal News, and mrmtirai da made dv. ring the intet im between the two pipers, out u-uul chronological table of a greater POM Jon of the leal events which have been chronicled in the newspapers. Tho folio ngis the tabic: Jan. I. Exhibition by the village S.bbat school; puhlic hiring at Catt's. Jan. 2 Opening of soup-house by ci'y ai boritits. Jan 3.—Death of Anderson Hephurn, colored native ,1 Alexandria, who hat, tin ng his life, saved iwerit3-;hree pert* lis fro death fr in drowoil g. Jan.-I.— Day of humilinth n nnd pra\t er the Union preclainicd Ly the Pie-ident< he United States; of served with treat d votion in Alezandria. The churches w.m rowded, and prayer meetings eouductu with much solemnity. Jan. s—For. Washington pan ironed ]>\ a force of U. S. marines, under M< jor Tir Jan. 7. —Old D mi...

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. — 1 January 1862

■■ ■ i at wns tcken d< wn and chopped to pieces lust night by the parties who erected it." June 28.—Placards on the streets, signed ,| C. 11. Uplon. ar nounce an elect in for State / Senator and Delegate, on he 21 of Jul*. | The limited space allowed by the Lies! f News, compels us to divide the table, and , postpone until to-morrow the table of the re" , niaining six months. Mayor's Office —A olored man, named | Albert Marshall, wj»s brought up this morn . ing, charged with petit larceny. He stated that he belonged to Mr. TripJetr. near Cen treville. having left that place after the ba' tle of Bull Run. The case was properly dis- ' posed of. Several applications for sore li censes were grunted. SOUTHERN NEWS. There was a militniy review of ths Con federate forces at Centreville on the 21 ult. Gens. Beauregard, Johnson, &c , were pre sent. Kemper's battery was a prominent feature of the day. A Catholic Chaplain of one of the L misiana regiments b'essed the banners with the "S...

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. — 2 January 1862

1' . l Jn'.y 2-Election held under the proclanvi. tion of Mr. Upton, MH( 59 voleB liein ,, pol }. Ed for Jamea T. Gloss for member of the Wheeling State Senate, and G. S. Miuor del- July 3—First xMinnesota regiment, Col. Gorman, arrived in Alexandria. July 4-There was a display of fireworks; dinnsr in the camps, &_. July a—John Howell arrested, and, after a night's detention, discharged. July 7—Arrest of Rev. James T. Lefiwich, P«ster of the Second Presbyterian church ; 38th New York regiment arrived here. July B—Locomotive No. ICO sunk in the .Potoiuue, some weeks since raised, and brought to Alexandria; Fifth Maine regi ment a"rived here. .- July 10—Thirty-second New York regi ment arrived here. July 11—18vh aod 31st regiments N. V Volunteers armed in Alexandria. Jnlv 15—Col.IIeinrzleman and staff moved up the road, leaving Gen. Kunyon, of New Jersey, in command at Alexandria. Suly 19—Fifteen Confederate prisoners paJ* thtun-h town ; ladies follow them and furnish ditnu with p...

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. — 2 January 1862

JSfgy-In the chronicle .if events in the year I 1801, published yesterday, under dae o May 20, where it is stated rhut tha Aex.-n dria Gazette flice was occupied by th- mill*l tary, it abould have beer. added, that H faw days af'te. wards, the office was complete); sacked, the types throws into n/', the presses broken, the counting room and desks broken open, and notes and bonds and certificates stolen or destroyed, and damage done to a large amount. The guar%bht.uioned in the building stated that the wutrage was. commit ted by a party of drunken soldiers, whose excesses they could not restrain. The forms of the Southern Churchman, printed at the Gazette office, were knocked iatojpt with the butts of the muskets at the same time Sub sequently, an officer in a three months Penn sylvania regiment—without authority and on own his account—used the renuins of the type and paper in the office, to print two numbers ] of a newspaper. He was stopped and or j dered off by the commanding offic...

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. — 3 January 1862

- i • . .' S LF *""*r —ihe year just pass ed, winch has brought upon Alexandria ho large a share of calamity, was happily ex empted from even the usual losses by fire.- The event, of the times have given too many excitements to need any false alarms of fire, and to this cause, too, we in great part attri bute the .mail amount of incendiarism within he City hmits. Dui . ins thfl y( „_ there been seven fires, sufficient to cull for tho use ot the fire engines, of which three occurred behre the "occupation," and four since that period. The fires took place in the several wards as follows: Wards. w ~ v - , ir . Number. L osa . First Ward 2 Second Ward " Third Ward... ~ 2 ~^o Fourth Ward 3 Total estimated lata f64 <,r ' The fires destroyed four private residences, ' and three stables, ar ,d irjured some ten' buildings ~f different classes. We give below the number of fires occur- ■ .ring for several years past, premising that,' for the first two years, the table includes, in the numbe...

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. — 3 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. In 1857, in the Northern States, there were 4,257 failures, amounting to $265,818, --000; in the past year the failures were 5,935 in the Northern States, being an excess of 1,078 over those of the year 1857, while the liabilities are $178,632,170, being a diminu tion of $87,185,830 on those of 1857. Iv the last mentioned case of suicide in Paris, a young spark and his mistress light ed a pan of charcoal in a close room and then cosily sat down to a bottle of wine and a game of dominoes, which amused them until the fumes brought death. Vitriol throwing we notice, has been again commenced in New York. One wo man destroyed another's eyes by means of it, the other night; and as "crime travels in great circles," we may now expert to hear of similar feats in all directions. British vessels continue to arrive iv Cana da with troops for the provinces. The Richmond Despatch denies that tho late battle at Drainesville, was a disastrous ! defeat of the Confederates. It says the ...

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. — 4 January 1862

Meeting in Relation to Fire Depart ment.—A meeting was held at Relief Hall, last night, pursuant to a call, for the pur- 1 pose of taking some steps in relation to I the Fire Department. J. W. Atkinson I presided, and 11. F! Coles was chosen Se- ] cretary. On motion, it was Resolved, That a Committee be appoint ed to wait upon the proper authorities of the city to arrange with them the plan of organization. Mess-8. J. 11. Thomas, E. Cooper, J. W. Atkinson, George Chase, and Henry F. Coles were appointed as the Committee. Tbe meeting then adjourned until Wed nesday n ; ght. AccmENTAL Deaths.—During the year 18GI, there occurred in this city five acciden tal deaths, not connected with the operations of the war. Of these, one was killed by a fall, one shot, and three drowucd. Tbe to tal number whose deaths was owing to acci dental cases from June, 1859, to June 18, 60 was, as reported by the census, sixteen. Mayor's Office.—A few police cases came np at the Mayor's Office, this morning...

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. — 4 January 1862

Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor.—Ho 12. REMINISCENCES OF ALEXANDRIA. Ariston men ndor, Ac -—Pindar. 'Water is the best of things—Trans. Willis, the poet, in one of his poetical prose essays, calls water "the belle of the elements"—and he proceeds in an ingenious and fanciful manner to show that it is every way more lovely—not to say useful—than earth, air, or fire. This "belle," in the ot* den tjme, was a "coy nymph" in Alexan dria—highly prized—carefully treasured — not too often seen— and had to be sought after. Every body,-of course, will under stand, that I refer to good wholesome drink ing water—and not to the noble river that rolls its waves before our doors, deep enough to float the largest ships, and wide and broad enough for all the purposes of an extended commerce. And even the water of that river, when filtered, is sweet and good—and will keep as long at sea, if not longer, with out spoiling, as that from any other stream on the Atlantic coast. But I speak now of the wells...

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. — 6 January 1862

CouaT Meeting.—The January term of I the County Court, organ Bed on tbe 16'h of I December last, was opened at 12 o'clock at the Court Hnuae, of this city, this morning, present, Messrs. Crupper (presiding), Side bottom, Tucker, Perm and Noland. Several affidavits were made in open Court, and tbe clerk ordered to certify to the same. The minutes of the last term were read in open Court. ..The clerk read the lidt of conveyances ad rnitted to record since the December term. ▼11: two deeds of trust on real estate, one Which was from the City Council of Alex andria, dated September 26th, to trustees, conveying the city gas works in trust to se cure the payment of certain notes. J. Farm, charged with horse stealing, was then placed at the bar, and the further ex amination of the charge against him adjourn ed until Wednesday. The subject of appointing a Coroner and a Collector of the Revenue having been con sidered, it was agreed tbat, as any justice was c »mpetent to act an coroner, it w...

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. — 6 January 1862

To-Day — To-day is familiarly known as "Old Christmas," or ♦•Twelfth Day," and it was one ■ the conclusion of" the twelve days which were kept meHly at Christmas tide in the olden dya of Merry England. To this day many customs and observances were attached which have not fallen into disuse, and some of v»h ; eh, pefTiups, were " more honored in tbe breach than in tbe observ ance." —i i— A Moxder us As-AOivr. —An assault. " which will probably prove fatal, took place at a bouse on King street, near Fiyette street, to-day. T:ie Is-aelites, who have been eouducting bus»nesa he«*e for a few weeks past, v ider then" m of Visishaw & Simons, fell out at breakfast this morning, and the dispute ended by the former seizing a hatch et and cutting Sunon* acroBa the head aevt ral timea. Tbe wounded man was carried to tbe hospital, and is not expected to live The assailant was committed to jail, to await a further exam'nation. PSnow —The weaii.er, for several days past, has been exceedingly c...

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. — 7 January 1862

Marriages in December.—The whole number of marriage licenses granted at the Clerk's office of the County Court of this county, during the month of December, wa 8 one. No licenses were granted at a period of the month earlier than the 16th. The number granted during tbe same month, las* year, was seven— the average of tbe month ef ten years past being about nine. Mayor's Office.—Several cases of drunk enness came up tbia morning, and were dis posed of, by fir es. Several lioencea were granted, and much other business attended £ GENERAL NEWS. On the 30th üb., Col. Purnell'a command, on tbe Eastern Shore of Virginia, oaptured • boat containing eight or nine persons, twenty-four boxes of tobscco, and a mail bag tiled with letters, directed to parties in Vir inia and other acceded States. Robert G. Armstrong, a well known and teful citizen of Baltimore, of the firm of .rmstroug& Berry, booksellers, died yes terday. The U. S. government has large supplies at Port Deposit, Md. Proposit...

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. — 7 January 1862

XJ . The Ladiks' Reliit Association.—The following communication from the Ladies' Relief Association to the gentlemen'B Volun teer Association, organized for the same charitable purposes, furnishes an account of the operations of the ladies' society aince its organization. Such operations are twice blessed—blessed on earth and blessed in heaven: Alexandria, Jan. 1, 1862. To the Gentlemen of the Volunteer Relief Association : The ladies of tbe Relief Association unite in grateful acknowledgement for the dona tion of $30, tendered them by the hand of your Seoretary, (Mr. H. Peel.) Asa demon stration, we send you our last monthly re * port. The following is a report of the receipts, ' expenditures and appropriations. We have distributed, in the last month: clothing and bed clothing, 212 pieces; shoes, 18 pairs; calico, 116 J yards; cotton, 53 yards; cloth, 37$ yards ; woolen and cotton flannel, 28J yards; coffee, 75 pounds; sugar, 109 pounds; flour, 3 pounda; meal, 3 pounds; tea, 11J p...

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