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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 30 January 1862

Local Itims.—We still have rainy wea ther—tbe mud thickening and deepening. Some dwellings in town bave recently been robbed of articles lying in tbe passages—by thieves entering the front doors. An assault east was recently brought up in town, where two persons produced as wit nesses were not allowed to testify, on the ground that " they were secessionists and would not take tbe oath of allegiance." A bill " incorporating the Mount Vernon Insurance Company of Alexandria." has passed tbe Legislative Assembly at Wheel ing—and io tbe same body a bill has been reported to amend and re-enact the third section of the charter of Alexandria. The river has still " a vacant and blank " look—scarcely a sail oan be seen on its broad surface—and only now and then a government steamer passing up and down. Small Noras.—Retail business here is much inconvenienced by tbe want of small notes. Notwithstanding that the small notes of the banks, of a dosen States are in circulation here, there is still...

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 January 1862

GENERAL NEWS. Tfce steamer Ittliance and. one or two transports .started4liiwo from Indian Head' nu Friday night, *<jd sixty or seventy shells Were fired at them from the Confederate but teries, with what result is not known. The Washington Republican argues that with the advance of the U. S. troops the army will become more thoroughly aboli tionized, and on its return home also aholi tionize the entire North. The Washington Star regards the re port of Potter's Investigating Committee as showing "the necessity for ridding the public service of all who are not hearti ly loyal, and at the Same time for hereafter guarding against the possibility of doing injustice to individuals through the star chamber trials, in which the accused are wholly deprived of the right of self-defence." The U. S. House of Representatives pass ed yesterday "tbe annual Legislative, Execu tive, and Judicial appropriation bill, also, a bill appropriating $3,000 for the distribu tion of cotton seed in the wes...

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 January 1862

Local Items.—Christ Church, in this place, the services in which are now gene rally conducted by Chaplains in the U. S. A., is to be hereafter opened on Sunday mornings as well as afternoons. Large oysters sell here at $1 00 or $1 25 —small oysters 62J cents. A few arrivals would soon bring down prices. ] It cleared up, labt night, for a while, and the stars shone out. But the sky soon again was clouded over—and this morning the j weather was damp and disagreeable. ] Another murder case is under trial in the | Washington Criminal Court. The Supply Store —This excellent char ity still dispenses its blessings, which, at this time, are doubly needed. The demands upon it last week were greater than ever before, and it supplied them all. The rations from ■tore supplied one hundred and seventy-three families during that period with the follow ipg articles of food : • 1267 pounds of meat; ■ 945 pounds of flour; 36$ bushels of corn meal; 4 barrels of fish. Arrest—We learn that Col. Geo. 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. — 31 January 1862

WAR NEWS. Commodore Goldsborough, of the Burn side expedition, writer that in the three days intervening between the depart ure of tbe Spaulding :iud the ship by which I)is letter was forwaided, much hut been d»ne to repair the damages of the storm to the expedition. Every one of the riava ships has arrived and got over the shallow entrance hut two, the Whitehall and Barney. The Whitehall had been sent hack to For tress Monroe for necessary repairs, and the Barney had been delayed there, but was then expected. Com. G. regarded (when ht wrote) the difficulties of the expedition sur mounted, and was confident that tbe join movement from the inlet would be ver speedily made. His fleet then had entire possession of thoae waters—Pamlico an< Albemarle Sounds. A vessel, supposed by some to be the Mer rimac, appeared at Cranoy Island yesterday The Eastern State and six tug boats Iron Old Point sailed for Hatteras on Wednes day. The Norfolk Day Book says that after ta king possession of 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. — 1 February 1862

Council Mefting.—A called meeting of the two Boards was held at their respective chambers last night. No business of interest was transacted in the separate meetings of the two Boards be yond the acceptance of the resignation of T. A. Stoutenburg as Auditor. The two Boards then went into joint meet ing, for tho purpose of electing certain offi cers. For Auditor, R. Johnson was nominated, Rud, upou ballot, unanimously elected. The joint meeting then proceeded to elect a night scavenger, it being stated that Mr. Warren was not f-illy attending to the duties, aud that especially at the mil.tary hospitals great want of such an officer was experi enced. Upon balloting for night scavenger, Joseph Colton was duly elected. No further business appearing, the Boards adjourned. — — Renting of the Fish Wharf.—We learn tbat, in response to the advertisement fur proposals for renting the Fish Wharf for the coming season, but one bid was offered, and that unly a few dollars io advance of tbe sum n...

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 February 1862

Manuscripts of an Old Bacheier.—N». IC. JLKMIMISOENCES OF ALEXANDRIA. Farrago libelli —Jcv. "The miscellaneous subjects of my book."—Tbans. TruJy, the contents of the uld Alexandria Museum were miscellaneous enough—and in that particular, as well as iv the intro duction of other things, my motto to this pa per may not be deemed inappropriate. Walking alung R »yal street the other day, I looked up at the Market House, und saw under a window iv the third story, th 3 little old, dingy sigu, once so familiar, on which was painted, "Alexandria Museum." I stop ped, and determined to go up and visit what was a constant place of resort, in leisure hours, in my school boy days, when-1, with some of my friends and companions, had "season tickets" admitting us to tho "cu riosities" whenever we pleased to visit them. within the prescribed hours. I rang the bell at the door of the Museum, and almost cheated myself into the belief that I would see, at the portal, iv a tew moments, the well rememb...

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 February 1862

Court Term.—The new County Court opened its February term this morning, L. McKenzie acting Presiding Justice. A communication was received from Edw Burchell, chosen, at the last term, Collector of the Revenue. He states that his health is in a state which compels him to decline the proffered office, as he would be unable to discharge the duties of the office. Several, applications for licenses coming up, Mr. McKenzie read a request, transmit ted by CohjJfCLean in December last, to tbe effect that if would be very satisfactory to the military authorities if the Court should re fuse to grant any further licenses for the sale of ardent spirits. Mr. McKenzie said that he supposed that the liquor would be sold whether licensed or not, and that, therefore, the Court might as well grant licenses to proper persons. Several licenses were accordingly granted, and, there being no Collector of the Reve nue, the clerk of the Court was directed to receive and receipt for the license moneys. The c...

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 February 1862

R GENERAL NEWS, al U. S. naval ships are lying in port t of seamen, about 4,000 of whom are now needed by the Navy Depart men t, while Flag Officer Foot is in want of about 1,000 for service on the western waters.— The New England fishermen it seems, have, in large numbers entered the army, there being a slight increase of pay over that of the Navy. Washington letters say the Capitol in Washington continues to be thronged by bankers, brokers, political economists, states men, currency-mongers, &c. Ths secretary of the Treasury, and the Ways and Means Committee men are advised, re-advised, &c. A Canadian paper says that one of their officers, on hearing that the militia were to be called out, sent his commission to his Lieutenant Colonel, endorsed as follows :— "deer Curnel, i beg to resiue mi commission. Being a deciple of Krist, i cannot take up the sword." The Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Times says: "All interest in Gen. Fre mont has apparently died out in Washin...

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 February 1862

Local Items.—Last eight was very in olemenu The snow, which had continued •11 day, was followed by hail and sleet. When the snow now on the ground melts, either from sun or rain, the difficulties of travelling [ill be increased. A detachment of Federal soldiers, on Sat rday, was landed at the house of Mr. Bryan, on the Maryland shore, nearly opposite Mt. Vernon, and searched it, taking documents and letters, and, it is said, a secession flag. Mr. Bryan had previously been arrested. The sun, a rare sight these days, came out brilliantly this morning, and very soon made a sensible impression upon tbe snow. The snow storm of yesterday is called " the snow of the season." King Street—The principal thorough fare of this city this morning presented a m >re lively aspect this morning than usual. A very large number of wagons—belonging to the Federal army—country carts and wag ons crowded the street, while tbe sidewalks were thronged with people—die bright sun shine having brought out so...

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 February 1862

QBNERAL NEWS. Capt. Seuunes, of the Confederate steamer Sutnter, has published in the London Tiuiea 11 very oaustioriettejr to Secretary in reply to the remarks made iv the annual report of "that officer concerning the Sumter. The number uf applicants for a few vacan cies of- minor importance in Washington, is almost; without a parallel. Senators and members of the House are literally overrun .with office-seekers, besieging then at the doors of the capitol, their private quarters, and ou the streets. The Washington correspondence of the New York Times says:—"Private letters received in Washington from persons abroad, confirm the impression you have in New •'York, that the Governments of England, Fraaee and Spain meditate an early recog nition of the independence of tbe Confede ral* States." The correspondent of the Chicago Times, writing from Crow Point, Kentucky, gives a terrible account of the excesses committee by the Federal troops une'er Gen. Smith, during their late recounoiss...

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. — 5 February 1862

"The Local News"—Such of our regu-. lar subscribers as do not receive their paperß regularly, would oblige us by leaving or sending word to that effect at tbe office. A subscriber in West Chaster county, W I. (a native of this place), sends us a nu c stating that the Local is not received regu larly. It is sent from this office every day. A subsonic in Ma-yland writes that he always reads the Local News with interest, and appreciates the labor that must be per formed in giving a correct staement ot all the news of tbe day in a condensed fbrrn and " iv the endeavor that is shown to sepa rate the truth from the current falsehoods ot Local iTsas.-The weather to-day has been delightiul-the sky unclouded, and the air bracing. Under the genial rays ot the sun, the boow is rapidly disappearing, aud the female portion of the community, so Ing housed by the late inclement spell, are out on the streets in numbers. Everybody seems enjoying the " bright sunshine." A little boy, while parsing up...

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. — 5 February 1862

P GENERAL NEWS. • Washington Star, speaking of tbe op oo made in the U. S. Senate to the confirmation of certain office** of *fl •eye, "if in the face of the few npoo this subject, nwe are to be allowed t*Jkold com missions Wthm army uolees J - r theySrill softer consent to turo their commands into harbors tor the robbery of loyal citisens of their slaves, it is high time Ibat the country should know the fact, that it may hold those to due responsibility who are thus making the success of the arms of the United States a palpable impossibility, in their work of j making abolition capital for themselves at! home." | The U. S. Senate, on Monday, rejected the following military nominations: Andrew J. Butler, of Cal., to be a Commissary of Sub sistence; of Ist Lieut. Symmes Gardner, of 18th Infantry, to be an Assistant Quarter master; of 2d Lieut. John Adair, to be Ist Lieut, in the Ist Regiment of Cavalry. The restaurant keepers in Washington ap pointed a committee to oall on the Provos...

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 February 1862

Union Association Mbsting Last Nioht. —A public meeting of the Union Associa tion of this place, was held at the Lyceum Hall last night, Stephen Shinn, President, in the chair, and Oscar C. Whittlesey, Secre- After the reading of the minutes of the meeting of the Bth of January, The President stated that but little pro gress had been made in the distribution of the new certificates of membership, as autho rised by a resolution. There hud been some jarring, and matters had not gone on to suit him, and, though the new certificates were all printed, ho bad distributed but few.— Many had joined tbe Association for the sole purpose of obtaining passes, and were no longer in the city. For the purpose of con sidering this subject fully, be suggested a business meeting of the Association to-mor row (this) evening, to which member* of the Association alone would be admitted. Door keepers would he appointed to see that none but roombers entered. At this meeting he 'also hoped that some action...

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 February 1862

WAR NEWS. There is no news oi the movements of the Burnside expedition beyond what is received through a dispatch from Norfolk to a Rich mond paper, stating that a steamer went down Albemarle Sound from Elizabeth oity, on a reconnoisance, on Saturday last, but did not discover any of the fleet, and it was supposed that all the vessels had let., their anchorage. It is stated that the flag of truce from Gen. Johnson bears tbe demand from the Confed erate authorites that the bridge-burners un der sentence of death in Missouri be spared, or Col. Corcoran and others held as hostages will be hung in retaliation. This report does not come from a very reliable source, it is said. A dispatch from Cairo states that the forces under Gen. Grant arrived at a point four miles from the Confederate Fort Henry on Tuesday afternoon, and two gunboats, in making a reconnoisance, approached within a half-mile of the works, throwing several shells inside of the intvenchments. The firing was replied to by...

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 February 1862

tue qua.d house on Tuesday uight, is report- j *"i by the surgeon to have dh'd from iutem- I ;e> ani ] p (lS; ,i_}y Dome previous expo- C:pt. Guffi.h, Prov .st Marshal in this p!a.'c, reports to Gen. Montgomery, the Mili tary Governor, that a number of soldiers are > in the habit of coming into Alexandria Ir on i the neighboring camps, procuring citizen's i t'l'ithes here, and, in this disgu's*, jgofntf to Washington. Gen. M. will rake the requ- : *'te steps in the m-titer. Complaints having been made as to the j insalubrity of the guard-house in this place, it is stated that Gen. Montgomery is iv no j way to blame for that—the fault arises fr>m the prisoners themselves in a great degree— and the practice of allowing ho many soldiers t> come into town, whore they procure liquor, jr l > and have to be confined in numbers. Christ Church, in this pUce, is hereafter to be opened on Sunday morniugs as we'd as j afternoon*. Tue officiating c ! ergymen are j generally chapla...

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 February 1862

GENERAL NEWS. The Committee on Commerce, of the C S. Rise of Representatives have reported n«t abrogating the British reciprocity ty—but suggest modifications. Quarcermaster Meigs, (J. S. A., has issued a Circular to the officers In his department, in relation to the cost and charges of trans portation, and the purchase of supplies. A- S. Wilmington, esq., senior editor and proprietor of the Charleston Courier, uged 84, died in Charleston, on the 2d inst. He wasoneoftbe few editors in America, we, believe, who was a wealthy man. Messrs. Fish and Ames, the Federal Com missioners in relation to prisoners, have ar rived at Fortress Monroe. , It is stated that Adjutant General Thomas , has sent an order to Gen. directing him to muster out of service uod discharge about ft hundred Massachusetts men, who were in duced to come to Baltimore and enliat in a company falsely represented as "engineers." We have acoouats of several scouting parties from the Federal lines recently. One —previousl...

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. — 8 February 1862

Essatuii.—ln tbe first item, of the thiru column, first page, of yesterday's L>cal News, where it speaki of damage dona by heavy rains, the plaoe was leit out. It was at bac ramsnto, California. | Maskitinc — Tbe market this miming was well supplied witn>good beef and pork, hot there was a scarcity of veal and mutton. Beef retails at 12J cts. $ m. for choice cuts. Mutton 12_ ets. for fore, and 15 cts. for hind quarters. Vegetables are only in m iderate supply—Sweet Potatoes 75 cts., and Irish 37} cts. $ peck; Cabbage 5@200. a head; Celery 6(_)Be ;» bunch. Poultry is scarce, and prices exorbitant: ordinary sized Tur keyssl.2s@sl 50; very few buyers. Chick ens 50(_,62_c., end Decks 37J(_)T5c a piece; Geese 87_@$1 25 a piece. L'ical Items.—A Court of Inquiry into tbe affairs of the U. S. Hospital io this place, is now in session here. It was detailed at the request of Dr. Porter, the surgeon in charge. Joseph B. Stewart, substitute trustee, an nounces tbat he will oell at public ...

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. — 8 February 1862

Manuscript w f aaJKd loebeler.-Ie 17. KTOI.V*tf}CBMOK9 OF ALIXANDMA. ''Stare super vims mutisms." Let share a Ulk about the ojd streets and the old roads. "—Mickey Fret's Translation. I bare been much intuited, in mjfe late rambles ov%Y*the towe# ; *io,.comparing tb» *PPesjhnoe of the str« antVmses, witj what I recollect of th*m, more than thirty years ago. Save in portions of King street, and in tbe suburbs, there is not a greet deal of difference. And, as to the pavements, sides and centre, they are io like what they osod to be, that I can actual ly see identical breaks stilt remaining, which I we 1 Remember when I was a boy— and that is a loug time ago. King street had always a very bad road way—and, it i» new, from wear and tear, worse than ever— but tbe of her streets remain pretty much "in statu quo.'** The name's of the streets in Alexandria have often puzzled strangers, as to their origin, and in consequence of their apparent jumble of incongruous nomenclature. But in truth,...

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. — 10 February 1862

§ Arrest or a Minister while at Prayer a Church—Great Excitement —Yes- rday the services at St. Paul's (Episcopal Church were conducted by tbe Rev. K. J Stewart, who, in conjunction with Rev. G. A. Smith, has been officiating for some weeks to the congregation worshipping there. Tbe congregation was yesterday composed for tbe most part of ladies and children there being but, comparatively, few mules p-esent. One of the pews near the chan eel was occupied by the military, and some soldiers were scattered about in other parts of the church. As the minister was commencing the Litany, some one from the pew filled by the military, demanded that ■M;he prayer for the President of the United States should be read"—and the demand was repeated by an officer r-ear him, dressed in uniform. The minister not heed ing the interrupt! n, was proceeding with the Litany, when a sergeant was order el to arrest him. This caused, immediately, great excitement, and expressions of indig nation from the con...

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. — 10 February 1862

The Ultra*.e upon_Christianity and pro priety committed upon the Rev. K. J. Stew art, was the priucipal theme of conversation yesterday and to-day. Gen. Montgomery, the Military Governor of this place, pro nounced it a disgrace and an outrage, and there are but few who de not c< nsidcr it an unjust and unjustifiable act, and condemn it accordingly. It is, perhaps, material to add, tbat the fact of tbe omission, wbieh has been referred to, was known to Gen. Montgomery a month ago, and was by him coinmuuicated to the government at Washington. To ascertain the truth of rumors brought to bim, he sent for the ministers having temporary charge of the church—the Rev. George A. Smith and tbe Rev. K. J. Stewart, and, in a free and friendly conversation, was accurately in formed of every particular in which he could have any interest. He stated that he had felt bound to communicate to Washington the fact of the omission of tbe prayer for tbe President, and had received no instruc tions to ...

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