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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 presiding. 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 suspension 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 exercise its power to secure the debts of loyal citizens. In this case, the removal of a portion of the goods into the country, affording, as it did, evidence of a confidence of the defeat of the Federal Government, was an evidence of disloyalty, which, whether amoun- j ting to treason or not, the Court and Government could aecide in tbe future. The Court accordingly directed the appointment of a commission to assess tbe vaiue J' of th...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
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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 accordingly disappointed. A mouthful of breakfast and he is again in the world of rumors. On his way to business he meets an acquaintance who is wearing an enviably pleasant countenance, and before they meet, acquaintance says, ' Well, 8.,-there is good news.'— 'What is it?' 'A fight yesterday at Fairfax Court House ;—it was a big tight. The Federals 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: 'We...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 30 October 1861

Alexandria, VA. A circular has been issued by the Secretary of the Treasury under the Confederate government at Richmond, Mr. Memminger. to the commissioners appointed to receive subscriptions to the produce loan, in reply to a request from the cotton planters. It would appear that the planters have appealed to the government either to purchase the entire cotton crop of the year, or to make an advance upon its hypothecated value. To both of these proposals Mr. Memminger declines to accede. He declares "the experiment of increasing the liability, and thus damaging the credit of the government, is too dangerous a one to be tried for the furtherance of any interest, even that of cotton. Let the planters, he says, divert their labor from cotton, and take measures for the supply of winter crops, He recommends the increased cultivation of grain, and other agricultural products, and points to the money capital in banks and private hands as a ready resource." It is said, in view of the stre...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 30 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Hallow Eve.—To-morrow 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 set 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 uncommon in this section of country, but of late a singular custom of robbing cabbage gardens and hanging the stolen vegetables at the doors of neighborhoods has grown up. It is a custom M more honored in the breach than in the obse...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 31 October 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. -- Mayor's Proclamation.—The attention of all dealers is called to a notice from the Mayor of this city which appears in another column of to-day's "News." Meeting.—The regular weekly meeting of the Union Association, of this place, was held at Lyceum Hall, last night. A fine Band was in attendance, and the music discoursed was excellent. Stephen Shinn, President of the Association, was in the chair, and O. C. Whittlesey occupied the Secretary's desk. Resolutions were adopted: 1st, 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 the Association and considered as giving aid and comfort to the enemy. 2d. That S. Ferguson Beach, Jonathan Roberts, Caleb S. Hallowell, Jas. Vansant, and James Stoutenburg be appointed a committee 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 was addressed ...

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

ALEXANDRIA, VA. In the Washington Circuit Court on Wednesday, Judge Dunlop announced the decision of the Court in the matter of the recent return of the Marshal of the District of Columbia, in which he states that he was ordered by the President not to execute an order 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 daylight a gun was fired, and the vessels, about fifty in number, formed in a line a few mil...

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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...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 1 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. Col. Thomas's official account of the Wildcat 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 Unionists. Major Zagoni, whose cavalry charge at the head of Fremont's body guard at Sp ingfield 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 expulsion 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 soldier." The Secretary of the Treasury has commenced issuing three years'...

Publication Title: Local News, The
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 2 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Great Storm—Heavy Rain—Rise in the River A severe gale from the South-East, accompanied 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 probable that the effects of this gale on the Atlantic 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 incommoded, but made several trips notwithstandng. 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 them 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 submerged, but as yet the greater portion remains above water. The waves are breaking over ...

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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 beforeMy earliest recollection of it was when it was in itfl "pa 1 my days." It was considered 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 periodjthan the one I refer to, I heard the celebrated 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 strangers was constantly "within her gates"— aud it was thought advantageous to tho business interests of the place as well as agreeable to the citizens fond of rational amusement that a Theatre should be built —...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 4 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. T_a Grsat Storm—Gals of Wind—Boy Drowned in Hunting Creek--Buildings Damaged— High Tide, ftc The storm of last week was of short duration, but has seldom been exceeded in vio- i lence. We bave already noticed its commencement, 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 believed 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 cause...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 4 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. A despatch from Cairo reports that on Friday last four companies of the Eleventh Missouri and one of cavalry, went up the Cumberland from Cairo to Eddyville, and there landed, and after marching thirteen miles Into the country, surprised a camp of Confederate cavalry, killing thirty, capturing twenty prisoners, and taking fifty horses, &c. without the loss of a man. The government is collecting another large force at Annapolis, two regiments having already arrived there and others being on the way. They reach Annapolis from the North via Perryville, on the Susquehana and thence by steamboats down the Bay. General Charles F. Havelock, late of the British army, and brother of the Gen, Havelock whose name is associated with the East Indian rebellion, arrived in the Arago at New York on Wednesday. It is rumored that he intends offering his services to the federal government in the present crisis. From Fortress Monroe we learn that the steam tug ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 5 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Military Court—Tbe Militaiy Court, Judge Freese presiding, held its usual session this morning. The case of Sergeant McCormick, charged with shooting a pistol in the shop of John LSmith, 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, alleg...

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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. Hooker'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 subsequent 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 carried away or left where they were shot. After arriving at the camp similar outrages upon private property were committed at first, but they ha...

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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. -- The Provost Judge's Court—Civil Cases War Department, Oct. 26, 1861. General: - Complaints have been made to the President that the Provost Marshal at Alexandria has undertaken to establish a court for civil purposes, and that by that court, or in other ways, he has assumed authority over matters of civil justice, such as the collection of debts and the seizure and transfer of property, having reference to the debts and contracts of private persons. If this be so it is a fault which ought at once to be corrected by proper orders from you, so as to limit the Provost Marshal to the exercise of powers properly belonging to his military character, and necessary to the enforcement of a safe police. I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Thos. S. Scott, Assistant Secretary of War. By direction of the Secretary of War. Geo. B. McClellan, Maj. Gen. Comd'g. On receipt of the order...

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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 American affairs, the prevailing sentiment now being manifestly to hold off from any interference 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 volunteering of tbe Orleans princes in the Federal army here, and their acceptance, is not pleasing 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 considerationa solely affecting their own peculiar interest. They are now consulting as to thone interests, and we cannot, as yet, say what course will be the result of their deliberations. Russell's letters to the London Times on American affairs thrust right and left at both sides of the opposing forces. He seems ...

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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, Secretary. 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 enrolled. The proceedings of the meeting of Wednesday night last, also of a business meeting of the Association on Thursday night, were read by the Secretary. At the meeting on Thursday night, it appears that the subject of continuing in office the present Corporation officials until March next, was discussed at length, and the matter finally referred to a committee, consisting of Lewis McKenzie, Jefferson Tacey, C. S. Hallowell, Walter L. P...

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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 happily 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 Yankee, of the U. S. Potomac Flotilla, passed up the river, this morning. A coasting schooner came down from Georgetown, a few days since, ...

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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 Present Corporation Officers—A New Election to be Held on the 20th —We understand 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 confer with the military authorities on the subject of removing from office the present Corpiratioo officers, reported in favor of such removal, whereupon a resolution to that effect waa put and adopted. It wai also deoided by the Union Association, to bold an election for Corporation officers 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 appointed io make nominations: First Ward—Thomas Da?y, G. C. Hughea and William R....

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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 entertained that the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal I has been lerioualy tujured, and the transportation 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, am...

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