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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 20 January 1862

Excitement on Pitt Stkeet.—On Satur day night last, the residents on Pitt street, near Prince, were alarmed by two pistol shots fired within a house in that vicinity f from whence also issued noises, indicating Rome disturbance. The police guard soon came up, and called the corporal, but both were unable to suppress (be disorder, which it was found grew out of a fight between a lieutenant and captain attached, it is said, to the 63d Pennsylvania regiment. Colonel McLean, whose headquarters was near, by, immediately sent a tile of eight men, who were resisted by the officers. In the strug gle, the captain fired two shots, one of which cut the coat of the colonel. The guard were compelled to bayonet him in the side before the arrest was effected. Gen. Montgomery arrived on the spot during the melee, and, by his order, a guard was stationed in front of the house at which the trouble occurred. A shot passed very near Gen. Montgomery. Tbe wounded captain is said to be in a criti cal cond...

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 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. I Col. Schuyler, who purchased arms in irope for the U. S. Government, has repor -lat Washington. The entire purchase of ms abroad amounts to near three hundred ousand stand. The arms ought to be good, the highest price was paid, averaging, it said, $16 a gun—making about five mil ins of dollars' worth. Gen. Buckner's household effects were Id at public auction at Louisville, Ky., last »ek, to satisfy the demands of the city tax llection. Tbe auctioneer sold out Buck r's oak book-cases, desk, tables, arm chairs, amber furniture, and other articles, and stopped when the amount of tbe tax had been realized. A military prison, somewhat similar to Warren, Boston harbor, has been opened in California. The whaling fleet of New London, Conn., has been reduced from thirty-seven vessels to twenty vessels. Cambridge Observatory haa done a great business in comet catching, having discover ed twenty in sixteen years. Prof. Bond first saw seven or eight of them, and the Tuttles —Ch...

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 January 1862

Thb Fish Wharf.—The coming of the | 91 fishing season " is heralded in our columns already by the advertisement of the annual renting 0 f the city fish wharf. Te what ex tent the present state of this region of the country may interfere with the usual trade, " is, of course, impossible to Bay. . Much, doubtless, depends upon events now unfore seen and beyond ordinary foresight. In or der, however, to enable those interested in the renting of the fish wharf to understand its'value, we compile, from authentic reports, a statement of the fish trade at other season*. There were some years since upon the ri ver forty shores in active operation during the season, twenty-three upon tho Maryjand side, and seventeen upjn the Virginia shore- Tffe names of Chapman's, Sandy Point, Thorn's Gut, Marsh, Arkendaleand Possum Noae, and many others, are as familiar to our citizens as the names of the streets. — These shores—the naked beach alone—had a rental value of $30,000 for the three months. They...

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 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. The N. Y. Herald says that Gen. Lane's command in what is now called "a great Southwestern expedition" is to consist of 82,000 men—including 1.000 "contrabands" to be employed as teamsters and laborers.— The field of operations assigned the expedi tion by the President is Southwestern Mis souri, Arkansas, tbe Indian Territory, and as much further South as be chooses to ven ture. Some negroes captured in front of the lines of tbe Potomac and sent on to Rich mond, are charged with having been guilty of 'treasonable correspondence." They were examined by the Commissioner, who report ed tbat the j "deserved to be bung." The case was referred to the Committee oraCourts of Justice. Senator Sherman, from the U. S. Senate committee to examine and report as to com pensation of all officers of tbe government, Jbc., has reported a bill in relation to the government printing, which completely abol ishes the Congressional Globe, and transfers it to the Superintendent of Public Prin...

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. — 22 January 1862

John Barleycorn in Alexandria.— From times, whereof in the solemnity of legal phrase, the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, John Barleycorn bas been utterly uncrushable. He has no peer in tbe number of his adherents but iv To 6occo, and that humble weed revolves at a respectful distance a satellite of his most ancient master. Routed sometimes King Alcohol has been—taken prisoner by tbe cold water army—carried to the Lyceum Hall in triumph, and indicted for divers of fences—and let off without conviotion—his body has Been afterwards seized by bis rt torney for a fee. Bachus royal-minded, and luxurious went down before the mead—(that Lager of olden time) drinking hordes of Germany', but John Barleycorn has survived all changes— semper etubiqueidem. Robby Burns who knew him intimately (as excise man) devotes a poem to honor the Uncon querable,; spirit of his hero. He tells nf two both great and high, who ba sworn a solemn oath John Barleycoi n should die—how they'buried him, a...

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. — 22 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. A letter in the N. Y. Herald gives a graphic account of the passage of the U. S. frigate Pcnsacola down the Potomac. It says, that "the safety of the Pensaoola is due to tbe precautions taken to conceal her hull, to the sound judgment and coolness of tbe officers who guided her through tbe passage, and to tbe simple but nautical skill in whioh she was handled. A single gleam of light or a puff from the steam pipes of the tugs would have drawn upon her beautiful bull the unerring shell of the enemy." The let ter adds:—"The firing of the batteries was certainly magnificent. The last shell fired was an eighty-pounder, rifle, and came direct astern, passing between the misen mast sod the topmast rigging, barely clearing the main and fore in a direct line, and struck the water just a ship's length ahead." President Lincoln and Gen. McClellan are said to have had another interview on Satur day, and the N. Y. Herald says, "are both satisfied with the condition of military 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. — 23 January 1862

Church Searched.—The Methodist Epis copil Church South, in this city, waa search el by a military force yesterday afternoou. Mr. It. A. Rudd who happened in the vicini ty, learning that it was intended to break open the doors of the building, procured the keys. The building was thoroughly exami ned, but nothing was found within except a portion of the furniture of Rev. Mr. Blount, pastor of the Church, the usual bibles, hymn hooks, aud Church requisites. The Church has been unoccupied since last May, and it is said that the reason of the search was information that arms were concealed in the edifice. This is the second time the building has been searched since tho occupation of Alexandria by the forces of the United States. The Mayor's Office.—The business at the Mayor's Office, this morning, was con fined to unimportant cases. — _i . _ Magistrate's Office.—The room at the extreme end of the second story of the Market building is now used as a Magis trate's Office. Cases not involvi...

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 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. A letter in the N. Y. Herald gives a graphic account of the passage of the U. S. frigate Pcnsacola down the Potomac. It says, that "the safety of the Pensacola is due to the precautions taken to conceal her hull, to the sound judgment and coolness of the officers who guided her through the passage, aud to tbe simple but nautical skill in whioh she was handled. A single gleam of light or a puff from the steam pipes of the tugs would have drawn upon her beautiful hull the unerring shell of the enemy." The let ter adds:—"The firing of the batteries was certainly magnificent. Ths last shall fired was an eighty-pounder, rifle, and came direct astern, passing between tbe misen mast and tbe topmast rigging, barely clesring the main and fore in a direot line, and struck tbe water just a ship's length ahead." President Lincoln and Gen. McClellan are said to have had another interview on Satur day, and ths N. Y. Herald says, "are both satisfied with the condition of military and...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 23 January 1862

Church Searched.—The Methodist Epis cop il (Jhurch South, in this city, was seareh el by a military force yesterday afternoon. Mr. K. A. Rudd who happened in the vicini ty, learning that it was intended to break open the doors of the building, procured the keys. The building was thoroughly exami ned, but nothing was found within except a portion of the furniture of Rev. Mr. Blount, pastor of the Chu'ch, the usual bibles, hymn books, aud Church requisites. The Church has been unoccupied since last May, and it is said that the reason of the search was information that arms were concealed in the edifice. This is the second time the building has been searched since the occupation of Alexandria by the forces of the United States. The Mayor's Office.—The business at the Mayor's Office, this morning, was con fined to unimportant cases. Magistrate's Office.—The room at the extreme end of the second story of the Market building is now used as a Magis trate's Office. Cases oot involving Corpo...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 23 January 1862

X GENERAL NEWS. c U. S. Secretary of War, by order of 'resident, has issued a General Order returuing thanks to the U. S. officers and soldiers lately engaged in the battle of Mill Spring, in Kentucky, in which they gained a decided victory. The Order says—"tbe object of the war is to attack, pursue, and destroy a rebellious enemy, aud to deliver the country from danger menaced by trai tors." It speaks in the highest terms of the courage, skill, and promptness of the U. S. troops in the battle referred to, and exhorts all other troops of tho army to follow their example. The story per telegraph, of a recent Con federate victory near Fronton, Mo., over a C il. Miles with 800 Union troops, turns out to be entirely false. It had been started several months ago. Ex-President Tyler, wbose death at Rich mond on Saturday last has been already an nounced, died suddenly—though he bad been attacked with vertigo about a week before. Dr. Fairfax was one of the physi cians called in. His funeral...

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 January 1862

The Volunteer Relief Association.—- The Volunteer Relief Association of this city I held its regular weekly meeting at Price's office, Pitt street, yesterday afternoon, a considerable number of the contributors to the fund being present. Having dispatched the ordinary business, reports of standing committees, kc, On motion, it was unanimously Resolved, That tho thanks of this Associa tion be tendered to Mr. William Cogan. for the able and efficient manner io which he has discharged the duties of collector of this Association. The following statement of the operations of the Association for the past week, was presented by the committee in charge of the During the past week, the Association has supplied the needs of one hundred and sev enty-one families, made up of some eight hundred women and children. The food (istributed was as follows: 1261 pounds of meat; 36 bushels of corn meal; 936 pounds of flour ; 4 barrels of fish. The Association then adjourned. Focnd Drowned.—The body of a...

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 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. |3en. Thomas in h>"s official report of the ttle of Mill Spring says the property cap •ed is of great value, amounting to eight pounders and two Parrott guns, with ssons filled with ammunition; about 100 ir horse wagons; upwards of 1,200 horses 1 mules; several boxes of arms which 'c never been opened, and from 500 to 30 muskets mostly flint locks, but in good er; subsistence stores enough to serve the ire command for three days and also a ;e amount of hospital stores, he Columbia left Havana on the 18th, brings Mexican news of the 10th. Com. dcation with the interior had been cut off. A regiment of Spanish troops started on the 4th on the Medelin road, for a recon noisance, but were driven back after pro ceeding a mile, by an unseen foe. One cor respondent says that Vera Cruz is surround ed inland and almost beseiged. No vegeta bles or fuel could reach the city. Many ar ticles of prime necessity are sadly needed. Many Spanish troops are sick and many de sertions ha...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 25 January 1862

Church Occupieu—The House-of Wor• Bhip of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in this city, was at noon, to-day, oc cupied by the military forces of the United States. The basement of the Church will be ÜBed as barracks, but, it is said, tbat there will be no interference with the upper part of the edifice. Quarters. —A portion of the Illinois Cavalry are now in quarters at the 1 >wer end of Wolfe street, occupying a portion cf the Old Brewery, and Btabling their horses in the wharf-sheds of Smith k Perkins' Lo comotive establishment. Other houses in that vicinity have been takeu for the same purpose, as has the Machine Shop and Foundry of Mr. Thomas Jamieson, corner of Royal and Wilkes streets. i A Storm and a Cuance.—Last night, this section of country experienced a severe storm of wind, snow and hail. The night was the most inclement of the season. The wind blew a gale and the- frozen drops fell with great force. This morning the weather has moderated again, and iv the sunl...

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. — 25 January 1862

Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor. No 15. REMINIBCBNOKS OF ALEXANDRIA. "Natalc sjlnm."—Lat. Motto. "This in my owjb, my nntivs laud."- Walter Scott. Ofraf the charms of society in old Alex andria, to its resident-citizens generally, and «yen to all strangers or sojourners who cjuld appreciate and enjoy the true "heme feeling" which was at the bottom of the pc ouliarity, if I may so call it, was haprocin cialism—its segregation from the fashiona ble follies of other cities—its comparative isolation—its sui generis character and ha bits, giving a distinctive tone and marked features to the manners, customs, aud, some said, even to the appearance of the inhabi tants. This arose from several causes, some of which, it is acknowledged, wero not fa vorable to mere business interests—and which may have had an untoward influence upon the accumulation 'of fortunes, or the inoreaso of the value of real estate! Among these, may be mentioned the temporary sep aration—unfortunate in many respects an...

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. — 27 January 1862

r'H* QUARTERS Or TH ILLINOIS CaVAL —The Illinois Cavalry are now quartered this city. They occupy, as quarters, beside the buildings mentioned in our issue of Saturday, the following places:—The res idences lately occupied by Dr. S. A. Wil liams, David Funsten and E. J. Miller, and the new house adjoining the latter, on Wash ington street; residence lately occupied by Wm. Baker, on the corner of Pitt and Duke streets; residence lately occupied by R. M. Smith, on Royal street; the residence lately occupied by John Arnold, on Prince street, below Fairfax, and a considerable number of small houses at the lower end of Wolfe street. The quartermaster's department of the regiment is at the store lately occupied by M. M. Maukins, at the corner of Wolfe and Water streets. The Philadelphia News, through its Washington correspondent, says that "Dr. J. H. Seitzer, Surgeon of the Eighty-eighth Pennsylvania Regiment, gives a most do plorable account of the doings in (what is called) the Slave Pe...

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 January 1862

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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 January 1862

Ljcalltims—The U. 3. brig Perry, which sailed a few dajs ago from this port, arrivec at Old Point on the 26th. She was not fired a * as she went down the Potomac. She Passed the batteries at night. Mr. Sogar, of Virginia, is to address (he Union Association of this place, this even ing. Or. James Robertson, Acting Surgeon U. j »• A., states that tbe female nurses of the •Fairfax street hospital are deserving persons, and have been faithful and attentive to their duties— and that tbej ought not to be inclu ded in sweeping charges made in some - ters against some other female nurses. Confiscations of contraband whiskj con tinue in Washington and Georgetown, and in Alexandria when the regulations are vio lated, and the offenders found out. The Virginia Chronicle is the name of the paper issued in this place from the former office of the Virginia Sentinel. It supports the Union and Mr. Lincoln's administration. | It is published bj Measrs. Towers, Bojle and I McKinnej. j Ten toads leadi...

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 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. Gen. Lane, of Kansas, in a public speech in Chicago, a few dajs ago, said that before he left Washington, "President Lincoln Bald to him 'Lane, how manj black men do jou want to have to take cure of jour army?' I told him as mj arunj would number 34, --00 I proposed to have thirtj-four thousand contrabands in addition to m j teamsters and wagon-masters. I consider everj cne of mj Boldiers engaged in this glorious crusade of freedom a knight errant, and entitled to his pquire to prepare his food, blsck his boots, load his gun and take off his drudgery.— Vanitj and pride are necessarj adjuncts of the soldier, and I do not propose to lower him bj menial offices, nor oompel him to per form the duties of the slave. So, while I nhall elevate the slava bj giving him his freedom and making a man of him, I shall also elevate the soldier and leave him no work to do but fighting." (A voice in the crowd—"What are jou going to do with the niggers?"). "The General, singling out 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. — 29 January 1862

Local Items. The search of the residence of Mr. J. N. Harper by the military, men tioned yesterday, was, the Washington Star says, by an order from the U. S. State De partment—Mr, 11. being charged with com plicity in the sending of letters to the South ern States. It is said nothing was fjund in his papers seized to afford evidence against him. * The sound of heavy cannonading was heard last night, apparently proceeding from down the river. Firing was also heard to day about noon. The weather is not cold, but continues to be damp aud disagreeable. The condition of many of the Btreets in town, irom the mud, is bad enough. There are very few arrivals of wood or oyster craft, from the lower Potomac. Oys ters are in great demand. Capt. Rateliffe arrived yesterday afternoon with five hun dred bushels of the bivalves, and sold his cargo, before be had made fast to tbe wharf. Some river craft continue to sail up and down the river, huggiog the Maryland shore an they pass the batteries on ...

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. — 29 January 1862

WAR NEWS. Official dispatches have been received at Washington from Gen. Burnside, dated from Hatteras Inlet. Jan. 26. He says the fleet had rough weather after leaving Old Point. On the 13th, the weather cleared, but a hea vy wind and rough sea caused many of the vessels to labor heavily, and some were oblig. Ed to cut loose from the vessels they were towing. Most of them, however, passed over the bar, at Hatteras, aud anchored inside the harbor, at about 12 n. on the 13th, just in time to escape the severe gale on Monday night and Tuesday. Tbe propeller City of New York, laden with stores, ran on tbe bar at the entrance to the harbor, and, owing to the severe weather and want of small boats, was lost. Gen. B. says that he had been led to suppose that he would find experienced pilots at Hatteras, but found great difficulty in accomplishing his work for want of pro per 1 accommodations. He commenced to build a wharf for landing supplies. An ac cident occurred in an effort to relieve...

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