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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 29 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. * m • — » ——— Military Court.—The t Military Court held its uslial session at the County Court House this morning—Judge Freese presid ing. Judge Freese read the opinion of the Court in the case of Bowen, Home & Co. and M. L. Hallowell against Witmer & Co. The Court says that, in its opinion, it has jurisdiction in the case. The appoin tmen tof a military governor, was an implied suspen sion of all courts, and of state aud municipal r . laws, and a tacit establishment of martial law. It was the duty of the Court to exer cise its power to secure the debts of loyal citizens. In this case, the removal of a por tion of the goods into the country, affording, as it did, evidence of a confidence of the de feat of the Federal Government, was an evi dence of disloyalty, which, whether amoun- j ting to treason or not, the Court and Govern ment could aecide in tbe future. The Court accordingly directed the ap pointment of a commission to assess tbe vaiue J' of the goods,...

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. — 29 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Street Rumors, Lies of the Day— "Ihey Say." The following (mm the Baltimore News Siieet, illustrates the difficulties of a report er in finding out the truth, amid tbe current lice of the day : "In the morning he gets up without feeliog the least refreshed, and is presently eagerly engaged in reading the morning papers. The telegraph announces ' ail quiet a'ong the lines,' and he is accord ingly disappointed. A mouthful of break fast and he is again in the world of rumors. On his way to business he meets an acquain tance who is wearing an enviably pleasant countenance, and before they meet, acquain tance says, ' Well, 8.,-there is good news.'— 'What is it?' 'A fight yesterday at Fairfax Court House ;—it was a big tight. The Fed erals lost three hundred, and came back to where they stared from." 8., who is a Union man, does not think the news is quite so goot as it might have been. He says but little however, and passes on. Or perhaps it is C who meets an acquaintance...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 30 October 1861

ExanWia-Jva. ir has been issued by the Secre- Treasury under the Confederate ,t at Richmond, Mr. Memminger. to the commissioners appointed to receive , subscriptions to tbe produce loan, in reply | to arequest from the cotton planters. It would , appear that the planters have appealed to the I government either to purchase the entire cot-1 tun crop of the year, or to make an advance upon its hypothecated value. To both of j these proposals Mr. Memminger declines to , accede. He declares "the experiment of in creasing the liability, and thus damaging the credit of the government, is too dangerous a one to be tried for the furtherance of any in terest, even that of ootton. Let the planters, he says, divert their labor from ootton, and take measures for the supply of winter crops, j He recommends the increased cultivation of grain, and other agricultural products, and points to the money capital in banks and pri- ' vate hands as a ready resonroe." i It is said, in view of the street fa...

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 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Hai.i.ow Eve.—To-momw is Hallow Eve. The English, in the days of Merry England, named the festival, which occurs on Friday, "All Hallows."and, of course, the last day of October then became Hallow Eve. It is in tbe old countries a merry night, full of charms and spells for true lovers or enquirers after that species of humanity. Even here many a lassie has net up till past midnight, and then eaten a spoonful of cornmeal dough» when that was a popular incantation. Burns, in his " Hallowe'en * has made immortal the rustic games and charms with which the Scotch peasantry pass the night. "When merry, friendly, country folk Together did convene, To burn their nuts, and pull their stocks, And have their Hallowe'en." Years ago such customs were not uncom mon in this section of country, but 01 late a singular custom of robbing cabbage gardens and hanging tbe stolen vegetables at the doors of neighborhoods has grown up. It is a custom M more honored in the breach than in 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. — 31 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. « 0 »t> » Mayor's Proclamation.—The attention of all dealers is called to a notice from the Mayor of this cty which appears in another column of to-day's "News." Meeting.—The regular weekly meeting of tbe Union Association, of this place, was held at Lyceum Hall, last night. A fine Band was in attendance, and the music dis coursed was excellent. Stephen Shinn, Pre sident of the Association, was in the chair, and 0. C. Whittlesey occupied the Secre tary's desk. Resolutions were adopted: Ist, That if any member of the Association shall recommend any one, for a pass, known to the same to be disloyal, that member shall be dismissed from tbe Association and considered as giv ing aid and comfort to the enemy. 2d. That S. Ferguson Beach, Jonathan Roberts, Caleb S. Hallowell, Jas. Vansant, and James Stoutenburg be appointed a com mittee to represent the interests of the Union party of this city, before Judge Freese, at such time and place as he may designate. The meeting ...

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 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. In the Washington Circuit Court ou Wed-1 nesday, Judge Dunlop announced the decis ion of the Court in the matter of the recent return of the Marshal of the District of Co lumbia, in which he states that he was or dered by the President not to execute an or der of the Court, in reference to the Provost Marshal. The decision states that the Court has done all it could to support its authority —that it is now powerless, and that all it can do is to condemn the action of the President in decided terms. Judge Morsell, also, "on behalf of the Court, protested against the right claimed to interrupt the proceedings of the Court," and "affirmed the supremacy of the civil over the military authority and the privilege of habeas corpus." The decision and protest were ordered to be placed on the records of tbe Court. — ■ — The Great Naval Expedition sailed from Old Point on Wednesday morning. At day light a gun was fired, and the vessels, abou fifty in number, formed in a line a ...

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 November 1861

A LEX AND KIA. V A . An Interesting Que tion Argued—Tho Military Court, Judge Freese, held a special sessicn yesterday afternoon, to hear argu ments in relation to the municipal affairs o this city. . A considerable audience, consisting main ly of members of the Union Association o this city, was present. Messrs. S. Ferguson Beach, C. S Ha lowejl, Jonathan Roberts, and J. A. Stouten berg, appeared on behull of the Union Asso ciation. , Mr. Beach opening, called the attention o the Court to the fact that the officers of th Corporation of Alexandria,had neglected t take the oath required by the Convention as sembled at Wheeling iv July last, and askei that the provisions of the law be carried <;u Mr. James A. English, appearing, he sai> at the request of some gentlemen intcreste in the city, objected to 'ho jurisdiction of th Court, affirmed that there was no power i the Wheeling authorities to remove officer of tho Corporation, except in the marine prescribed by the charter; de...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. Col. Thomas's official account of the Wild cat affair, says that the opposing forces were nearly equal in number, and that tbe Union forces repulsed the Confederates with great loss to the latter, and but little to the Union ists. Major Zagoni, whose cavalry charge at the head of Fremont's body guard at Sp ing field we have announced, was formerly an officer under Garibaldi. While in his service he was breveted captain of artillery by the Piedmontese Government. Hon. John C. Breckinridge has published a manifesto to the people of Kentucky. It is dated at Bowling Green, and he says it is written at the first moment since his expul sion from home that he could place his feet on the soil of Kentucky. In it he resigns his seat as a member of the Senate of the United States, saying, " I exchange, with proud s ■ tisfaetion, a term of six years in the United States Senate for the musket ofa sol dier." The Secretary of the Treasury has com menced issuing three ...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 2 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. — i »i «■ » Great Storm—Heavy Bain—Bise in the Bivor A severe gale from the South-East, ac companied with rain, commenced early last night, and continued to-day. The wind was very high, the tide rose considerably, and | fences and trees were blown down. It is pro bable that the effects of this gale on the At- ' lantic coast, have been felt severely—and ! speculations as to whether it has been encountered by the great naval expedition* are common. The storm raged with great fierceness on the Potomac River. The Washington and Alexandria ferry boats were much incom moded, but made several trips notwithstand ng. The fierce rain, which stirred by ths wind, prevailed on the river side of the houses, drove every one in-doors on that side and forced tbem to take shelter on the Union street side. The tide rose, to a considerable height, and is still rising when we go to press. A portion of fishtown has been sub merged, but as yet the greater portion v • mains above water. The...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 2 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Manuscripts of an Old Eacheior.—No 3. RK-f'MgOBXCE IOF ALEX \NDI' 'v. Ilir a fuit -Vina. There was once v, Theatre. FI.K.-. Translation. I presume, but do not know, that the Theatre building in Alexandria, was erected somewhere about 1800, or a little before- My earliest recollection of it was when it was in itfl "pa 1 my days." It was consider ed then, not only one of tho neatest, but one of the best proportioned and best arranged Theatres in tbe United S .' 3S, both for a • tors and audience—and at a much later pe riodjthan the one I refer to, I heard the cele brated Forrest himself say, tbat it far surpassed in adaptation for hearing, seeing, and for the voices of the performers, the Theatres usually constructed. Alexandria was a thriving town, and a numbev of stran gers was constantly "within her gates"— aud it was thought advantageous to tho busi ness interests of the place as well as agreea ble to the citizens fond of rational amuse ment that a Theatre should b...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. T_a Grsat Storm—Gals of Wind—Boy Drown ed in Hunting Creek--Buildings Damaged— High Tide, ftc The storm of last week was of short dura tion, but has seldom been exceeded in vio- i lence. We bave already noticed its com mencement, and a portion of its effects. It increased in violence towards its close, and j finally lulled on Saturday : ght. On Saturday afternoon, about 3> o'clock, and during the height of the storip, a sad accident occurred on Hunting Creek. A son of Mr. Thomas Clowes, of this city, with two negro boys, one "Horace," belonging to C. C. Bradley, and the other "Sam," belong-1 ing to Lorenzo Lewis, of Fairfax, and now employed by Mr. Henderson—started to cross Hunting Creek Bridge in a spring wa gon, drawn by a single horse. The flood at the time covered the bridge, but it was be lieved it could bo easily forded. They had, however, proceeded but a short distance upon the causeway when the violence of the storm caused the horse to leave the causeway ...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. I QENERAh NEWS. A despatch from Cairo reports that on Friday k-t four companies of the Eleventh Missoutf and one of cavalry, went up the Cuojjfcorlaiid from Cairo to Eddyville, and there landed, and after marching thirteen miles Into the country, surprised a camp of Confederate cavalry, killing thirty, capturing twen.v prisoners, and taking fifty borsas, occ. without the loss of a man. The government is collecting another larg force at Annapolis, two regiments bavin already arrived there and others being ol the way. They roach Annapolis from th North via Perryville, on the Susquehaua and thence by steamboats down the Bay. General Charles F. Havel ck, late of tl British army, and brother of tbe Gen, Ilnve took wboss name is associated with the Ea Indian rebellion, arrivi 1 in the Arago i New York on Wednesday. It is rum ore tbat he intend* offering his services to tl federal government in the present crisis. Prom Fortress Monroe we learn that the steam tug Ethan Allen...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Military Court—Tbe Militaiy Court, Judge Freese presiding, held its usual ses sion this morning. The case of Sergeant McCormick, charged with shooting a pistol in the shop of John L- Smith, came up as continued. A lieutenant of his regiment testified to the general good character of the accused. Documents were produced, showing that the accused hud been admitted to practice law in the Supreme Ccurt of Georgia, and had been prosecuting attorney of Adams & Co , Ohio, and had held other offices of trust and profit in that State. The Court said that it was evident tbat the accused was a murium iniac from drink at the time he shot the pistol. Messrs. auiitb and Kerr had desired that the case should proceed no inn her. The Court directed the uoouned to give 9500 security lor good behavior, and' he was discharged. After the adjudication of several mi'ilary aud police cases, Mr. J Gardner presented au affidavit, as preliminary to a suit against Jas. M. Benton, alleged to...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. | The correspondent of the New York Her- I aid complains very much of the conduct of some of the Federal troops now on the other Bide of the Potomac, in Maryland, and holds it up to the reprobation of the army. He thus writes:—"l allude particularly to the conduct of most of the troops in Gen. Hook er's division on their recent march. The Second regiment, Excelsior Brigade, was so irregular in marching that when the column fcame to Piscataway scarcely two hundred out of about eight hundred were at their post. The commander, Col. Hall, is now under arrest for the bad marching and sub sequent reprehensible conduct of his men All along the route depredations of almost every description were committed. A few fences were wantonly destroyed. Poultry, pigs, sheep and cattle were killed without the consent of their owners, and either car ried away or left where they were shot. Af ter arriving at the camp similar outrages upon private property were committed at first, but 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. — 6 November 1861

««ff»Uff»-*l WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6,1861. I _ M -_-sS_7_iS« , si---_ ALEXANDRIA. VA. » m n • » —*— Tha Provost Judge's Court—Civil Casts Wa* Department, Oct. 26, 1861. General: - Complaints have been made to tbe President that the Provost Marshal at Alexandria haa undertaken to establish a oourt for civil purposes, and tbat by that court, or in other ways, he has assumed au thority over matters of civil justice, such as the collection of debts and the seizure und transfer of property, having reference to the debts and contracts of private persons. If this be so it ia a fault which ought at once to be oorrected by proper orders from you, so as to limit the Provost Marshal to the ex ercise of powers properly belouging to hia military character, aad necessary to the en forcement of a safe police. I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Taos. S. Scott, Assistant Secretary of War. By direction of the Secretary of War. Geo. B. McClellan, Maj. Gen. Comd'g. On receip...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. -«- GENERAL NEWS. The Br tn-h statesmen and the press are t iking different sides with regard to Ameri can affairs, the prevailing sentiment now be ing manifestly to hold off from any interfer ence about the blockade, or recognition, if the manufacturing interest can possibly be evaded or satisfied in any other way. Some of the papers think that tbe recent volunteer ing of tbe Orleans princes in the Federal ar my here, and their acceptance, is not pleas ing to the Emperor of the French—but, it ia probable, he cares very little about them or their movements at present. The subject of recognition will be decided, we have always thought, by England and France upon con siderationa solely affecting their own pecu liar interest. They are now consulting as to thone interests, and we cannot, as yet, say what course will be the result of their delibe rations. Russell's letters to the London Times on American affairs thrust right and left at both sides of the opposing forces. ...

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 November 1861

1 THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 7,1861. j „ r . EXAS gg,r B E A D z^x T E H o E FFicE. ALEXANDRIA. VA. 1 m • •» Meeting—A regular meeting of the Union Association of this place, was held at the Lyceum Hall, last night, Stephen Shinn in the Chair, and 0. C. Whittlesey, Secre tary. The band of the Cameron Light Guard was in attendance, and opened the meeting by playing "The Red, White and Blue." The President announced that the fir6t business in order was the reception of new members, whereupon nine appeared, were properly Touched for, and their names en rolled. The proceedings of the meeting of Wed nesday night last, also of a business meet ing of the Association on Thursday night, were read by the Secretary. At the meeting on Thursday night, it ap pears that the subject of continuing in office the present Corporation officials until March next, was discussed at length, and the mat ter finally referred to a committee, consist ing of Lewis McKenzie, Jefferson Tacey, C. S. Hallowell, Walt...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. The Seventeenth Virginia Reuihent. —It is said time the seven eentb regiment of Virginia troops in the Confederate service, composed of the Alexandria companies, has, for some time past, been quartered near Cen. treville, and ihat they nre well clothed and otherwise provided for most comfortably. No deaths have occurred in the regiment, recent, ly, and the general health of the troops was never better. Almost a Fire.—A small son of Mr. John A. Griffin, yesterday afternoon, set fire to a lot of shavings in one of the closets of his dwelling, on Water street, between Wolfe and Wilkes street s. The fire was hap pily discovered in time to prevent serious consequences. Had the discovery taken place a few momenta later, the fire would have made such progress as mght have detitd all attempts to arrest it. River Movements.—The flag vessel Yan kee, of the U. S. Potomac Flotilla, passed up the river, this morning. A coasting schooner came down from Georgetown, a few days since...

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 November 1861

C SIbI E 7 N iB6f D [ FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8,1861. T_7 U PRINTED AT T » E _ J I ALIXAITDIIA (iAZKTTE OFFICE. 1 m » » » BusiNEsa Meeting ok the Union Asso ciation —Resolution to Remove the Pres ent Corporation Officers—A New Elec tion to be Held on the 20th —We un derstand that, at a business meeting of the Union Association of this place, held last night at the Lyceum Hall, the committee appointed on Thursday night week to con fer with the military authorities on the sub ject of removing from office the present Cor piratioo officers, reported in favor of such removal, whereupon a resolution to that ef fect waa put and adopted. It wai also deoided by the Union Associa tion, to bold an election for Corporation offi cers on tbe 20th of the preaent month, and commissioners to hold aaid election,and ward committees to nominate candidate for the ' various offices, were appointed. The following are tbe committees appoint ed io make nominations: First Ward—Thomas Da?y, G. C. Hughea and ...

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 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. I The Wheeling Press* Rives an i o munt ol a 1 serious freshetat Piedmont, v*a., *•« Sator-j day last, aod the drowning of '.wo Idlers. I A letter firono Darnesto' n 'Dun,'; yesterday the Potomac river rose so high at I to compel tho Federal pickets to forsake the I tow pathcf the canal, wo at preheat there is no danger of either of the contending ai mles crossing io force." Great fears are enter tained that the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal I has been lerioualy tujured, and the transpor tation of cod has ceased There was a ooosiderable current in tbe river yesterday, and mu.;h drift wood from the upper Potomac floated down. A number of persons in boats were busily engaged ii gathering the wood, and bringing lite shore to be used as fuel. It ia *eid that applies tion has boon made in the proper quarter fo an order to allow the wood felled in th neighborhood of the town, within tho Fede lines, and not wanted by the military, to bt brought in for sale. If this is grained, ...

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