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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 Association was occupied in the colloqual discussion 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 beneficent 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, 1750 ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
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, American 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 Secretary 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 art was made by one of the State Departut detectives. Skating ponJs are now to be established the Nort...

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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 order that they may be again placed under British protection—and a suitable apology ' for the aggreasion which has been committed," and directing that if these terms w...

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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 traditions, the sports, the festivals, the manners and customs of England, so well remembered, 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 customs is tlie celebration of Christmas Day as...

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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, Washington street, the usual impressive exercises took place in the morning and evening, the pastors, Rev. Messrs. Phelps and Lemon officiating. Grace church (Protestant Episcopal), Patrick 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 impressive discourse. At the Baptist church, the usual services were held, and discourses delivered by Rev. Mr. Bitting. At St. Mary's (Catholic) church, the usual services were held, and an appropriate sermon 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 al...

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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 towards 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 general 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, arrived ...

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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 Circumcision." * 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 ''eating 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 returneir masters, wiser, it not better...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 31 December 1861

IFrom the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 30.] Tho Union Ken of Sloxaadria Have s Supper—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, ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 1 January 1862

Alexandria in 1861 — The year which passed away with midnight, has been to Alexandria the most eventful of its existence. We make up, from the files of the Gazette and Local News, and memoranda made during the interim between the two papers, our usual chronological table of a greater portion of the local events which have been chronicled in the newspapers. The following is the table: Jan. 1. Exhibition by the village Sabbath school; public hiring at Catt's. Jan. 2 Opening of soup-house by city authorities. Jan 3.—Death of Anderson Hepburn, a colored native of Alexandria, who had, during his life, saved twenty-three persons from death from drowning. Jan. 4— Day of humiliation and prayer for the Union proclaimed by the President of the United States; ovserved with great devotion in Alexandria. The churches were crowded, and prayer meetings conducted with much solemnity. Jan. 5—Fort Washington garrisoned by a force of U. S. marines, under Major Terrett. Jan. 7. —Old Dominion Rifles com...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 1 January 1862

it was taken down and chopped to pieces last night by the parties who erected it." June 28.—Placards on the streets, signed C. H. Upton. announce an election for State Senator and Delegate, on the 2d of July. The limited space allowed by the Local News, compels us to divide the table, and postpone until to-morrow the table of the remaining six months. Mayor's Office —A colored man, named Albert Marshall, was brought up this morning, charged with petit larceny. He stated that he belonged to Mr. Triplett, near Centreville, having left that place after the battle of Bull Run. The case was properly disposed of. Several applications for store licenses were grunted. SOUTHERN NEWS. There was a military review of the Confederate forces at Centreville on the 21 ult. Gens. Beauregard, Johnson, &c , were present. 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 "Southern Cross," and they ' were d...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 2 January 1862

Our Table of Local Events.--We conclude to-day our table of local events for the year 1861: July 2--Election held under the proclamation of Mr. Upton, some 59 votes being polled for James T. Close for member of the Wheeling State Senate, and G. S. Minor delegate. July 3—First Minnesota regiment, Col. Gorman, arrived in Alexandria. July 4--There was a display of fireworks; dinner in the camps, &c. July 5—John Howell arrested, and, after a night's detention, discharged. July 7—Arrest of Rev. James T. Leftwich, Paster of the Second Presbyterian church ; 38th New York regiment arrived here. July 8—Locomotive No. 160 sunk in the Potomac, some weeks since raised, and brought to Alexandria; Fifth Maine regiment arrived here. July 10—Thirty-second New York regiment arrived here. July 11—18th and 31st regiments N. Y. Volunteers arrived in Alexandria. July 15—Col.Heintzleman and staff moved up the road, leaving Gen. Runyon, of New Jersey, in command at Alexandria. July 19—Fifteen ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 2 January 1862

In the chronicle of events in the year 1861, published yesterday, under date of May 26, where it is stated that the Alexandria Gazette office was occupied by the military, it should have been added, that a few days afterwards, the office was completely sacked, the types thrown into pi, 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 guards stationed in the building stated that the outrage was committed 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 into pi with the butts of the muskets at the same time. Subsequently, an officer in a three months Pennsylvania regiment—without authority and on own his account—used the remains of the type and paper in the office, to print two numbers of a newspaper. He was stopped and ordered off by the commanding officer. Destructive Fire ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 3 January 1862

The Fires of 1861.--The year just passed, which has brought upon Alexandria so large a share of calamity, was happily exempted from even the usual losses by fire.The events of the times have given too many excitements to need any false alarms of fire, and to this cause, too, we in great part attribute the small amount of incendiarism within the City hmits. During the year there have been seven fires, sufficient to call for the use of the fire engines, of which three occurred before the "occupation," and four since that period. The fires took place in the several wards as follows: Wards. Number. Loss First Ward 2 $5500 Second Ward -- --- Third Ward 2 $250 Fourth Ward 3 $675 Total estimated loss $6425 The fires destroyed four private residences, and three stables, and injured some ten buildings of different classes. We give below the number of fires occuring for several years past, premising that, for the first two years, the table includes, in the number, all the chimney burnings and...

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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 diminution of $87,185,830 on those of 1857. Iv the last mentioned case of suicide in Paris, a young spark and his mistress lighted 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 woman 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 Canada 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 j ki...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 4 January 1862

Meeting in Relation to Fire Department.—A meeting was held at Relief Hall, last night, pursuant to a call, for the purpose of taking some steps in relation to the Fire Department. J. W. Atkinson presided, and H. F. Coles was chosen Secretary. On motion, it was Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to wait upon the proper authorities of the city to arrange with them the plan of organization. Messrs. J. H.. Thomas, E. Cooper, J. W. Atkinson, George Chase, and Henry F. Coles were appointed as the Committee. The meeting then adjourned until Wednesday night. Accidental Deaths.—During the year 1861, there occurred in this city five accidental deaths, not connected with the operations of the war. Of these, one was killed by a fall, one shot, and three drowned. The total number whose deaths was owing to accidental cases from June, 1859, to June 18, 60 was, as reported by the census, sixteen. Mayor's Office.—A few police cases came up at the Mayor's Office, this morning—two cases of drunke...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 4 January 1862

Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor.—No.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 Alexandria—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 drinking 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, without spoiling, as that from any other stream on the Atlantic coast. But I speak now of the wells, a...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 6 January 1862

Court Meeting.—The January term of the County Court, organized on the 16th of December last, was opened at 12 o'clock at the Court House, of this city, this morning, present, Messrs. Crupper (presiding), Sidebottom, Tucker, Penn 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 list of conveyances admitted to record since the December term. via: two deeds of trust on real estate, one which was from the City Council of Alexandria, dated September 26th, to trustees, conveying the city gas works in trust to secure the payment of certain notes. J. Farris, charged with horse stealing, was then placed at the bar, and the further examination of the charge against him adjourned until Wednesday. The subject of appointing a Coroner and a Collector of the Revenue having been considered, it was agreed that, as any justice was competent to act an coroner, it was unnecessar...

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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 observance." —i i— A Murderous Assault.--An assault which will probably prove fatal, took place at a house on King street, near Fayette street, to-day. The Israelites, who have been conducting business here for a few weeks past, under the firm of Vosishaw & Simons, fell out at breakfast this morning, and the dispute ended by the former seizing a hatchet and cutting Simons across the head several times. The wounded man was carried to the hospital, and is not expected to live. The assailant was committed to jail, to await a further examination. Snow —The weaii.er, for several days past, has been exceedingly co...

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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, was one. No licenses were granted at a period of the month earlier than the 16th. The number granted during tbe same month, last year, was seven— the average of the month of ten years past being about nine. Mayor's Office.—Several cases of drunkenness came up this morning, and were disposed of, by fines. Several licences were granted, and much other business attended to. GENERAL NEWS. On the 30th ult., Col. Purnell's command, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, captured a boat containing eight or nine persons, twenty-four boxes of tobacco, and a mail bag filled with letters, directed to parties in Virginia and other acceded States. Robert G. Armstrong, a well known and useful citizen of Baltimore, of the firm of Armstrong & Berry, booksellers, died yesterday. The U. S. government has large supplies at Port Deposit, Md....

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 7 January 1862

-- The Ladies' Relief Association.--The following communication from the Ladies' Relief Association to the gentlemen's Volunteer Association, organized for the same charitable purposes, furnishes an account of the operations of the ladies' society since 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 donation of $30, tendered them by the hand of your Secretary, (Mr. H. Peel.) As a demonstration, we send you our last monthly report. 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 1/2 yards; cotton, 53 yards; cloth, 37 1/2 yards ; woolen and cotton flannel, 28 1/2 yards; coffee, 75 pounds; sugar, 109 pounds; flour, 3 pounds; meal, 3 pounds; tea, 11 1...

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