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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 8 January 1862

Court--Horse Stealing Case--Lisenses--Appointment of Collector.--The Court adjourned from Monday last, met pursuant to adjournment at the Court House this morning. James A. English was appointed special Commissioner to settle with the Executors of R Y. Cross, deceased, upon the application of said Executors. The examination of James Ferris, charged with horse stealing, was resumed. S. F. Beach appeared for the prosecution, and in the absence of counsel for the accused, Col. J. R. Freese, U. S. A., who was present, volunteered to defend him. Several witnesses were examined, and it appeared that the accused attempted to unhitch several horses, but at length succeeded in getting one, which he rode off on—he being in liquor at the time. The prisoner was discharged, their being in the opinion of tbe Court, no probable cause to detain him. The following order was adopted:--"Ordered, That all parties engaged in any business in this county requiring licenses, who have failed to take out lic...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 8 January 1862

SOUTHERN NEWS. A letter in the Richmond Examiner, dated Manassas, December 27th, s:iys " that the Confederate army is building huts for winter quarters; several brigades will remain where they now are, near tho fortifications in Centreville, and the remainder will fall back a mile or two upon Bull Run. Gen. Kirby Smith's brigade is at Camp Wigfall, to the right of the Orange and Alexandria road, near the run. Near by the whole of Van Dorn's division are in comfortable cottages. A few brigades are scattered down toward the Occuquan, where wood and water are plenty, the furthest being by Davis' Ford. The artillery, with the exception of Walton'* battalion, has already beeo located between Cub Run and Stone bridge. The cavalry has fallen back a little, and they are now build ing stables and houses n:or Centrevillo. — Gen. Stuart will remain in the advance. It io probable that Gen. Johnston wiil occupy the Lewis House, on the battle field, and Gen. Beauregard Wier's, his old headquarter...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 9 January 1862

Fire Meeting.—At the meeting held at Relief Hall, last night, in relation to a Fire Department, J. W. Atkinson in the Chair. The committee appointed at the last meeting to wait upon the Military Commander, and confer relative to the proposed organisation, reported that they had conferred with Gen. Montgomery, U. S. A., upon the subject, and had been informed that firemen wearing proper badges, would be allowed to pass at night in case of fire without the countersign—no person to receive a badge without first taking an oath of allegiance to the United States government—each company to organize separately according to 'this plan. The report having been adopted as the basis of the action of the meeting, J. W. Atkinson retired from the chair. John Birrell was then called to the Chair, and the meeting agreed to organize a Union Fire Company upon the new basis. A committee was appointed to draft constitution and by-laws for the new company, arid the meeting adjourned. Death of Col. Godwin...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 9 January 1862

Meeting of the Union Association.— The regular meeting of the Union Association was held at Lyceum Hall last night, S. Shinn, President, in the chair, and Oscar C. Whittlesey, Secretary. The band of the Cameron Light Guard was not present, and the meeting having been called to order, and the minutes read, some ten or twelve persons gave in their names as members of the Association. W. W. White moved that each member of the Association present contribute twentyfive cents, to defray the expenses of suspending lines of United States flags across King street. The motion was in progress of adoption when W. L. Penn arose, and declared that he was not ready for the question, Mr. Penn was glad that the American flag was to be given to the breeze, but why on King street alone? Why not on other streets? His own house was decorated with a flag, and he was proud of it; but he saw no reason for taxing all the members of the Association to hang flags in one portion of the town. He hoped that the ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 10 January 1862

Tbb Mansion Housx Arraiß.—The town was rife yesterday with rumors of a diabolical attempt to blow up tbe United States hospital, at the Mansion House, in this place, and "they t ays" went so far aa to declare that a prominent citizen had been arrested, handcuffed, and taken to Washington, charged with connection with the attempt. This morning the following statement is found among the telegraphic despatches in the Northern journals—all growing out of a barrel of safety fuse found among tbe stock of Barley and Triplett, late dealers in "Hardware and Notions," whose store was in one of tbe wings of the Mansion House:— "An attempt wai made on Wednesday night to blow up tho Mansion House in Alexandria. This building wai formerly occupied as a hotel, but aow as an hospital. A barrel had been secreted in the cellar filled with powder and projectiles, and a fuse was found extending from there to the ..•table. In proximity to the combustibles, lucifer matches and Chinese crackers had bees p...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 10 January 1862

PHMM. ~ i GENERAL NEWS. Two weeks since Gen. McClellan request-1 n ed of the Secretary of War tbe appointment I ° of Frank Patterson, son of Gen. Patterson, 1 r as Brigadier General. Yesterday an order " for his appointment was sent by the Presi- i dent to thf War Department. i Tha entire amount of merchantable cotton brought by tbe Vanderbilt from Port Royal, will, it is now. .said, not much exoeed one hundred and twelve thousand bales, or two hundred and fifty bales of the usual size. Mr. W. T. Smithson, of Washington, has been arrested, charged with being in communication with the Confederates. He is a Virginian by birth, a leading member of tbe M. E. Church South, and employed in busi- * ness as a banker. < Ex-Gov. Morehead, of Kentuoky, has been I released from Warren on parole. ' Bank committees from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, &c, havecome on to Washington to confer with Mr. Chase. The U. S. Agricultural Society is now holding its sessions in Washin...

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Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 11 January 1862

Ths Relief Association.—The Volunteer Relief Association held its regular meeting at Price's Office, Pitt strset, Thursday, W. B. Price in the Chair, a~d Henry Peel, Secretary. The attendance was as usual. W. N. Brown resigned tbe office of Treasurer, and H. Peel waa appointed to succeed him. A donation of twenty five dollars through the hands of Rev. Dr. Harrison, was received, and the thanks of the Association return, ed therefor. A conversational diseusaion of the prospects and wcking of the Association ensued, during which a gentleman present eaid that as he waa crossing the street tbe other day a little lad called, and inquired if ha was connected with the Volunteer Relief Association. Upon receiving an affirmative answer, he said that he had earned some money selling papers and wanted to contribute his mite towards tbe good object, and at tbe same time out of a slender purse handed the gentleman a dollar. The lad is the son of Mr. John Monroe, a cripple, and l ia named David M...

Publication Title: Local News, The
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 11 January 1862

„-— *— . —— -** i ■**■ ■ —— jManuscripts ef aa Old Bachelor.—No IS. REMINISCENCES OF ALEXANDRIA. j Hsbo studia edolescentiam ftlunt, Ac.—Cicero, j These studies improve youth, Ac. There is no better evidence of the sound and healthy condition of society—and of die taste and refinement of a community—than the attention that is paid by it to education, literature, and the culture of the fine arts. Wherever you see colleges, academies, and schools flourish—libraries collected —and science and belle lettres pursued with pleasure—there, you may be sure, not only the graces but the virtues of life, most abound. "To have a good book in one's bouse, is bettar than to have a joint of meat," is an Italian saying, of wise philosophy; and when you find that theoretical philosophy carried oot into practice, in so far that the intellectual wants of our minds are as much cared for as the material wants of our nature, be assured that happiness, contentment, and harmony will prevail. The old Roman p...

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Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 13 January 1862

warm for the season, the temperature being j that of a pleasant spring day. i The Churches were well attended, and the | exercised of the day were participated in by devout congregations. St. Paul's (Protestant Episcopal) Church was opened for religious worship, the first time for many months. The congregation was large, and the services of a most solemn character. Rev. K. J. Stewart read the services, and followed then with a short discourse appro, priate to the reopening of services in the old sanctuary. Rev. G. A. Smith then preached the discourse of the day, from the th psalm 9th verse: "The Lord, also, will be a refuge for the opessed; a refuge in times of trouble." We are glad to see the sanctuaries of the ty again opening their hallowed courts. Christ Church was open in the afternoon for the usual service by tbe U. S. Army Chaplaius. At the Baptist Church, Rev. Mr. Bitting preached morning and evenina to a large congregation. At St. Mary's (Catholic) Church, Rev. Mr. Tueffer ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 13 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. The tyew York World says:—"lt ie questioned whether tbe actual number of Federal troops in the field oxoeed 550,000, :is the reports of the Governors of Stales would seem to indicate this number aaymore/correct than that of 660,000, stated by tbe Secretary of War." An U. S. Military Court at St. Louis bas imposed a fine of one thousand dollars on Edward M. Mabie for "disloyalty" to the government and running the blockade at Cairo. Great preparations are being made at Norfolk, in anticipation of an attack by Gen. Burnside's expedition. The iron foundries of Troy have a contract from the U. S. government to make eight thousand thirteen-inch shells, weighing two hundred pounds each. They are to be landed on Governor's Island, opposite New York city, within twenty days. News has been received at Cairo confirming the reported resignation of Gen. Pillow from the Confederate army. He surrendered his commission on the 3d inst. The Washington Star says :—"Brig. Gen. Wm. Mahone,...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 14 January 1862

ca* * S FXC£, ~*Quite a number of M MI ® ame U P for adjudication this morning. and' °H tbem Were f ° r diHorder, y conduct, all came from the use of intoxicating r <nks. A number of business licenses were panted, and other business disposed of. Cniox Fim CoiiPANv.-Th7 Union Fire V"wpany met at Relief Hall last night, and atter some preliminary business, elected tbe blowing officers:-J. Lewis Coles, Fore»an; George Chase, Assistant Foreman; •W. Burdick, Secretary; E. B. Cooper, treasurer; John M. Ramsey and John H. nomas Clark, Steward; _ m ' V; Unship and Wm. S. Crosby, Audiiam'ii nf 08 " JV ! COueD ' Ge ° r « e Burr andßen - jattm, Chase, Investigating Committee. - Ihe meetmg, after having been addressed by Messrs. Coles and Birrell, adjourned. The Washington National Republican of this morning announces, apparently by au tbority, that Mr. Cameron has resigned the" office of Secretary of War of the U. States, and has been nominated as Minister to Russia, and that Mr. St...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 14 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. The Pensacola, as she went down the river on Sunday, was well protected, having a boat load of soaked and pressed hay on her starboard eide, and several small steamers were along with her. She passed the batteries before day, when there was aheavy fog. The Confederate batteries opened fire upon her, but without effect, and no ball struck her. She did not return the fire of the batteries at all. Several U. S. government steamers, among them two of the steamers which accompanied the Pensacola below the Potomac batteries, and various trading vessels, have passed the batteries and come up the river since Sunday, without being fired at. The Louisville Journal discredits the story, received by telegraph, and said to have been confirmed by despatches, of the disbanding of the Confederate troops in Kentucky* under Humphrey Marshall. Gen. Rosecrans has left New York for Wheeling, Va., having received a despatch calling him there. Rarey is in Madrid, performing in white kids, dr...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 15 January 1862

New RAiLaoAn Connection—The workMen are now engaged in braking the earth for a new Railroad on Henry atreet. Some fifty laborers were engaged to-day at the point where the new road crosses King atreet. The cross-ties are ready and the track has been staked as far aa Queen street. We hear tbat this road is to join tbe Orange and Alexandria Railroad at its Henry street depot, and running out Henry street join tbe old Alexandria and Washington Railroad at a point near the Poor House. It is said that the work has been contracted for to be finished in thirty days. Snow and Sleet.—Last night snow fell again, and this morning there bas been a drizzle which as it fell froze upon the surface of the enow, and made the carriageways and sidewalks quite slippery, and afFoted alike the movements of pedestrians of horses attached to vehicles. Daguebrean Galleries.—The change which has come over Alexandria has brought with it in place of the three saloons which formerly were ample for all wants, so...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 15 January 1862

■kcil Meeting.—The new Council s met last night in regular meeting. ermen. —Present—S. Shinn, President, in tbe ebair; A. C. Harmon, clerk pro tern.; Messrs. Jamieson, Wiley and Bell. Mr. Tacey appeared at a later hour. Council resolution authorizing the committee on public property to rent the city property at tbe foot of Duke street and tbe Fish Wharf was ooncurred in, after some inquiry as to the object for which it was intended. Council order directing the Auditor to issue his warrant in payment of certain bills was also concurred in. Mr. Jamieson introduced a resolution directing the Auditor to issue an order in favor of C. S. Hallowell, chairman of the Fi" nance Committee, on the Treasurer of the Corporation, the Branch Exchange Bank of Virginia, for $5,805 in due bills of the Corporation, said committee to burn said bills, in the presence of the Mayor, and to file the usual certificate of that fact. Mr. Jamieson explained that this was the amount received from the various acc...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 16 January 1862

Mator'b Office.— The parties arrested, yesterday, for Gambling, were tried yesterday afternoon, and discharged upon the payment of a fine. A small "roulette machine" was seized at the same time, and forfeited. This morning no cases of interest came up save a few applications for business licenses. Blip*ert Streets.—Yesterday afternoon a heavy rain fell, and, during the night, froze into a slippery crust upon the snow.— This morning the sidewalks were in many cases impassable, except to the sure footed. In many places, lads were to be seen skating - upon pavements, where the ice was smooth c.tough for the purpose. As the day advanced, dwellers on many of the streets strewed ashes or sawdust in the neighborhood of their tenements, and so rendered locomotion more comfortable and easy. The River,-—The northwest wind this morning has produced its usual effect upon tbe river, and the water is quite low. It is said that the U. S. brig Perry will leave her moorings, off the light-house, on ...

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Source: Library of Virginia
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 16 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. On Monday kst Col. Hays, of the Sixtythird Pennsylvania regiment, captured six citizens of Virginia. They were taken in the vicinity of Pohick creek. Their names are Henry Simpson, Jwhn Crawford, Matthew Plaskett, Richard Bayless, Bushrod Bayless and Thomas Craig. Mr. Carlile, of Vsl, has offered' in the U. S. Senate, a resolution, which was laid over, that the Committeemen Finance consider the expediency of providing by direot taxation on.all kinds of property for a revenue of two hundred millions of dollars, and issuing bonds for that amount; also for the issuing bonds to the amount of eight hundred millions of dollars, and to establish a fiscal agency for New York, &o. The Boston Pobt says tbat Mr. Sumner finds it to be very difficult to be satisfied with the officers who are fighting for the cause he talks about. He visited Col. Cowdin's camp and impertinently urged that officer to resign. He was so displeased with Gen. Halleck that he could hardly oomm...

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Source: Library of Virginia
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 17 January 1862

Tjs. Volunteer Relief Association.— The"Relief Association held its weekly meeting last evening, at Price's office, Pitt street, W.„B. Price in the chair, and Henry Peel, Secretary, and the usual attendance. No special business claiming the attention of the meeting, the. time was spent in -general' Sonversation as to its operations and j prqsp c a. The distributing committee reported tbat j during the past week, the supply store bad relieved one hundred and seventy families, Ring more than eight hundred persons, j ons were made up as follows: lbs. of meat; bushels of meal; sounds of flour; barrels of fish. is a much larger"distribution than • yet been made at one time. Without its beneficial influences many in the community would not know where to look for .succor. Such institutions are the silver lining to tbe war cloud which rests on this devoted city. Savings Institution.—The stockholders of the Alexandria Savings Institution assembled in annual meeting on the 9th inst, and' re e...

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Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 17 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. Oo Monday night a warm debate sprang up in the New York Board of Aldermen open the reception of tbe annual report of the City Inspector on the Public Health. During the discussion, Mr. Brady said, speaking of the health fcHl, " Vbelieye in helping these doctors to get,ofic«te., We killed it (in the Legislature) by ; dollars- t took up a great many dollars last yeajr to buy them (the members). I took up six thousand dollars* I put it iv the bed, and slept over it in the Delavan House. But that was not enough. I had to come back and get two thousand dollars more,", Manchester, N. H., on Friday was thrown into a* state of excitement on bearing the news of the suicide of Miss Sarah F. Watson. She was bora in Boston; lost her moItber and brother when she was young, her father finally giving bar up to the care of an aunt. While, with this aunt, she formed the acquaintance of a young man named Smith, and was engaged to him, with the consent of the aunt, but who soon withdrew ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 18 January 1862

The Great Fire.—This day is tbe anni-' versary () f the great fire in 1827, which destroyed ho large a part of this town. The I wns very cold, with wind from the north* t. The fire begun in a cabinet maker's P, on the spot now occupied by the Scn--1 printing office, in tho alley ou Royal ot, running east, between King und streets. The course of the fire wuh beast to the river. The river was frozen ', and with great exertion some vessels c cutout and saved, including the cew ' Virginia. This was the first time that nen came down from Washington. There peued to bo a circus company here,at the J. One of them had the thoughtful kind- ' to mount a swift horse and ride to Wash and spread the news on Pennsylvania avenue that Alexandria waa on lire, when somecompanies put horses to their eu gines, and came down in quick time. They trees Worked at the foot of Prince street, and tusoae of the citizens, the streets about there appeared to be Crowded, as at, presout, with strange faces. Congres...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 18 January 1862

Maaassnpts of aa Ola Back.lor.—Bo 14. REMINISCENCES OF ALEXANDRIA. Speetatum aduiissi risuat tenoatis ?—Hohacs. Admitted is the sight, would you notLAOGB? There was in old Alexandria, in the days of which I write, much hilarity and good humor—much enjoyment of rational fun and innocent frolic. There were, also, several eccentricities, as we used to call them; some wags famous for their keen sense ot the ridiculous; and an occasional display of practical jokes which would set the town "in a roar," and be the subject of merriment for months, to those who had perpetrated them, or been privy to their commission.— Some how or other, I think the citizens, iv former days, were heartier than they are now in their feelings, and could unbend with more, readiness and grace than tbeir successors. It was not then infra indig., for a grave burgher, holding the reins tightly enough upon himself and others, to indulge in sallies of wit, and recreate his friends, as well as amuse himself, by the exe...

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