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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 9 November 1861

'i&y-r.Sr } Saturday evening-, November 9, lsei. \ A-,-„_-SSra&i l ?--.c-. ALEXANDRIA. VA. -- The Military Court.—The Military Court held its usual session at the Court House yesterday afternoon at three o'clock, Judge Freese presiding. There was no busiuess of general interest before the Court, its attention being entirely occupied with cases of drunkenness, &c. The Fuel Market.—The price of fuel has risen considerable since our last report, tbe receipts being quite small, and an active demand. We quote as follows, retail prices: Wood—Oak, $6 50@8, according to quality ; pine, $6. Coal—No Anthracite in market; Cumberland, run of mine, $6 per ton. No lump in market. The City Market.—The market this morning waa well filled, both buyers and sellers appearing in abundance. The supply waa tolerable, and trade brisk, considerable quantitiee of provisions going off during market hours. The ruling rates were much higher than tbe quotations of last Saturd...

Publication Title: Local News, The
Source: Library of Virginia
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 9 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. 1 lXi». —— Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor.—No 4. REMINISCENCES OK ALEXANDRIA. Lex loci— Law Lat. The law of tho place.—Trans. Pardon the conceit of tbe motto. In walking through the Market Square, a few days ago, I looked up at the Old Court House» and remembered the men who once figured there, and were prominent as citizens and lawyers—most of whom have gone to their last homes, fand are no longer here to partake of the prosperity or share in the adversity of the old town. 1 went up the steps which led to the Court Room, and cast a glanoe at the deserted and dilapidated appearance of what was once the seat of justice. All is changed! In my day, the Bar of Alexandria wa scarcely behind tbat of any town in Virgin ia. The resident practitioners were, som of them, very able men, and the most dis tinguished lawyers were frequently employ ed in cases argued, and determined in the "Circuit Court of the District of Columbia for the county of Alexandria." Judge Cranch presid...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 11 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. -- The business of this office is conduced on a cash basis. No books are kept, and we are without the ordinary means of perpetuating evidence of indebtedness ?? printing and transient advertis?? be paid for in advance. The Ice House Hill.— ?? trees that have of late been all that offered shade on the green knoll, at the lower end of Water street, known as "Ice House Hill," were cut down on Saturday last, for firewood. This leaves the knoll entirely bare of trees, and exposes to the summer sun, one of the most frequented spots in the First ward.— Within a time quite recent, compared with the "Reminiscences of the Bachelor," the knoll was shaded by numerous trees, among them some beautiful Lomhardy poplars, which gave a genial shade to the place and made it a pleasant resort in the warm afternoons and hot evenings of summer. It was then topped by an ice house, whence its name. Many an association, pleasant as those which in other days peopled wooded slopes with Druids ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 11 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. GENERAL NEWS. The latest advices from Missouri lead to the impression that the battle at or near Springfield, wjpeh at one time was considered imminent, will not he fought immediately. The excitement created among the tro ips by the removal of Fremont is suiu to have calme I down. The Confederates, whose advance guard was announced as being but a few miles distant from Springfield, do not appear to have moved in force in that direction. A despatch from Rolls—November Tib — states tbat Hunter's (late Fremont's) advance guard had driven the advance guard of the Confederates from its position on Wilson's Cn-ek. and had occupied in turn that well remembered battle ground. Col. l.wiion, of the Feleral troops, was dangerously wounded at the battle of Bel mont; Major McClerken was wounded and made prisoner. Col. Wright, of the Cunfed crate army, was killed. The Buffalo Courier says " that it has the authority of Thurlow Weed for theasserti >n tbat Mr. Lincoln exp...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 12 November 1861

October 7, 1861. Alexandria, Va. The business of this office is conducted on a cash basis. No books are kept, and we are without the ordinary means of perpetuating evidence of indebtedness. Job printing and transient advertisements must be paid for in advance. Repairs to the Court House. -- During the occupation of the Court House as a barrack by the United States soldiers, some damage was done to various portions of the building, both interior and exterior. The Judge of the Military Court has recently had a careful examination made of all those damages, and had them repaired. Other portions of the building and walls, injured before the beginning of the present difficulties, have, also been repaired, so that the Court House is now in a better condition than it has been for some time. Wheat.--The first arrival of wheat in the ordinary course of trade, for many months, took place yesterday. It came via the Potomac from Charles County--was disposed of to millers at $1.50. The wheat was...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 12 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. The Baltimore American says; "The United States army, at present stationed on the Potomac, is of large proportions, and the number of horses and mules attached thereto will undoubtedly number some sixty thousand, or probably more. All this vast number of animals must be provided for daily. Oats, corn, hay, &c., must be purchased, and the larger quantity is purchased from our own merchants and the farmers in the State of Maryland. A glance at the reports of the Corn Exchange will show the amount of sales at that mart for the United States Government, whilst many thousand bushels are purchased from private parties. All this vast amount of grain, <&0., haa to be inspected and measured or weighed, transportation must be provided, the shipment attended to. examined and settled, other details of ship, ment familiar to a man of business must be attended to and adjusted ; and yet tbe purchase and shipment of hay, grain, &a...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 13 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA.. VA. -- City Council Last Night — Board of Aldermen —Present, Mr. Bryan, President, in the chair, Mr. Barton, Clerk pro tem., and Messrs. Markell, Simpson, Armstrong and Boothe. Mr. Simpson presented an account of Bryan & Adams, of $97.49, for goods furnished the Poor House, and the Auditor was directed to issue his warrant for the amount. Aldermen then took up Council bill discontinuing the police, night watch, &c., which, after discussion, was passed by the following vote : Ayes—Messrs. Bryan, Barton, Markell, Simpson and Boothe. No—Mr. Armstrong. The President laid before the Board the following protest: Whereas, An election was held in the city of Alexandria on the first Tuesday in March last, in the manner and form prescribed in the amended charter of said city, and granted by the Legislature of Virginia on the 7th day of May, 1852, for Mayor, Auditor, Collectors of Taxes, Measurers Wood and Bark, Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of G...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 13 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. A Mistake--Mr. Samuel Heflebower, the proprietor of the City Hotel, was arrested this morning, at the upper end of King street, by one of the police guard. It is understood that the military authorities have information that B. H. Berry, late clerk of the County Court of this county, is in this city, and that orders have been issued for his arrest—the guards being furnished with an accurate description of his person. The guard thought that Mr. Heflebower corresponded with the description given, and hence his arrest.— Upon arriving at the office of the Provost Marshal, the mistake was made apparent, and Mr. Heflebower at once discharged from arrest. A Confederate Prisoner.—Considerable interest was exhibited on the streets here, about noon to-day, on the appearance of a guard of soldiers having in charge a Confederate volunteer, made prisoner near Pohick, by some Michigan scouts. He is a private of the 1st Maryland Regiment, Company A, Capt. Goldsborough, and was made...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 14 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Union Association Meeting—Nomination or Coeporation and Cocntv Officers. —A regular weekly 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 meeting having been called to order, the proceedings of the meetings of Wednesday and Thursday nights last were read. The Chair then called unon all who desired to become members of the Association, to come forward. Several responded to the invitation, and, being properly vouched for, their names were enrolled on the books of the Association. The Cameron Light Guard band being in attendance, then performed a beautiful air. Robert Bell, Sen., chairman of the committee appointed at the last business meeting of the Association to "make nominations of loyal citizens for the various Corporation and county officers," submitted a report, prefacing the presentation with the remark that the committee regretted that the number from whom...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 14 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. The Town Clock.--The Town Clock, seems of late to have a sort of suspicion that in these days when the times are out of joint, it will not do to keep time in the fashion of "lang syne." In consequence it has made all sorts of abberations within the past few days. Whether it has caught the habit from the streets below, we know not, but the playful exaggerations and perversions, which are daily practised in the mundane regions below seemed to echo above, when the old clock instead of telling one, strikes eif/ht, and when in truthful times it, struck eight—now strikes three. The Regulator has put the clock in good order, for the present, but we have little hope of a permanent reformation so long as the people below set it such a bad example—evil communication corrupt good manners. Let the practice be universally adopted iv Alexandria—if no where else on the continent, of telling the truth, and we have no doubt the clock will resume its old regularity, and we shall hear ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 15 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Those of our oitizeus who wish to receive regularly, every afternoon, the Local News at their dwellings, counting rooms, stores, shops, &c, will please leave their names at, or send their orders to, the Alexandria Gazette office. The Local News is issued about half-past 3 p. m., and contains all town matters of public interest, and a general and condensed summary of the current news of the day, prepared expressly for it, strictly with reference to truth, as far as that can be reached. The Volunteer Relief Association. — The Volunteer Relief Association held its regular meeting at the Auditor's office, yesterday, Wm. B. Price in the chair and Henry Peel secretary. Reports were submitted from several committees charged with the working operations of the Association, and several donations announced. The committee to confer with the Ladies' Relief Association, reported that the ladies had concluded to organize the Association upon an independent basis, and...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 15 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. LEGAL OPIHION. Aihandria, Va , Ni v 9, ]*ril,. GiNTLEvev ; lathe aUeuce of the Attorney of the Corporation, we. have deemed it best fo take counsel respecting the course which the corporate authorities should pursue in reference to an election advertised to be held in this city on the2oth iust., for members of the City Council and officers of the Corporation. You will please furnish us with your legal opinion in writing, at your earliest convenience. W. B. Price, Mayor. • Geo. Bryan, Pres't Board of Aldermen. Messrs. H. 0. Claughton and T. Louil Kinzer. To Moxrs. Wm. B. Price, Mayor of the city of Al aitdria, and George Bryan, Prem'dent of the Board of Aldermen : In compliance with your note of the 9th of November, 1861, requesting us to furnish you at our earliest convenience, in writing, our legal opinion of the election advertised to be held in this city on the 20th inst., for mem hers of the City Council and officers of the Corporation, we submit the following as...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 16 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. ►*♦«- Death or Rev. Joshua N. Danvobth.— The intelligence reached this oity to-d y, that the Rev. Joshua N. Dauforth, for many years pastor of tba Second Presbyterian church. of this city, died at New Castle, Delaware, on Wednesday last. Rev. Dr. Danforth was, we believe, a native of New England, and, daring a portion •T bis life, a tutor of Ex President P.erce — He sacceeded Rev. Mr. Walton in the pastorship of the Second Preshytemn church, of this city, and, during a pastorate of many years, won not only the affectionate regard of his congregation, but the esteem of a wide circle of friends. He was one of the pioneers of the late total abstinence movement in this neighborhood, and a scalous co-operator in all the reformatory movements of the day. He was an early and consistent supporter of African colonization, and surrendered his charge here to take a position of responsibility in connection with the American Colonization Society. A ripe scholar, and of commanding...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 16 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Manuscripts of an Old Bacheltr. Jfo. 6. REMINISCENCES 01? ALEXANDRIA. MPalvia, «t Umbra iuawi'" "Deit to duit—aahes to adaw.''-^ Burial Strvicm I think I have before mentioned, in the* manuscripts, a visit I recently paid to the burial grounds in the western suburbs o! the town. lam told that a new ceuieterj has recently been laid out beyond Shuter't Hill, which is too far. off—and besides, ii .' has none of the associations and recollection* connected with old Alexandria, which endeai it to my' heart and feelings. Doubtless however, the new "city of the dead" ma> in time come to bo as populous as thosi which I know about, and to it will repaii ' such pilgrims as I am, to mourn over the departed—but not to mourn as those with out Lope! The first grave digger whom I recollect was Pompey Cales—a black man—who ii was said had his weaknesses, and was a par ticular favorite with young medical students I do not know but that this was a scandal however, the stude...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 18 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. -- A Wintry Sunday.—-Yesterday was the first wintry Sunday of the season, and quite wintry It was Heavy cloaks and furs on the one side, and overcoats on the other, were the order of the day. The wind was quite searching, and the streets were almost deserved, except at the close of church services, or the tramp of the "relief guard," changed for awhile the sombre aspect., Once during the day, a military funeral passed some of the principal thoroughfares, and attracted some attention by its solemn dirges. The few churches which have been opened during the war, were opened yesterday for Divine worship, but we hear of nothing taking place beyond the usual services and dis courses. The day was the anniversary of one of the saddest events in our local calendar —the fire on King street, at which, in 1855, seven of our most estimable citizens lost their lives. The River.—The river is seldom stirred now-a-days by passing craft, and when its waters yield to a passing vessel, ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 18 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. We published on Satui day, a brief account of the capture of Messrs. Masou and Slidell on board the British in ail steamship Trent, by Commodore YViJfces, of the Federal steam frigate San Jacinto. The Trent is the regular mail steamer, and was on her voyage from the Westludiesto Southampton. While the Sao Jacinto was in the narrowest part of the .. Bahama channel, about 24 miles to the west, ward, they met the packet, and, as usual in such eases, fired a shotewross her bow and brought her to. Two boats were seat to her nnder command of Lieut, Fairfax, who, boarding the packet, arrested Mason and Slidell, who were personally known to him. They at first objected to being removed without the employment of force for that purpt se.Huwever, they were soon removed without , farther trouble, and conveyed to the San Jacinto. Their respective secretaries, Eustis and McFarland. were also brought on board, and are all now on their way to New York. The packet had no other save he...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 19 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. «»»•■«—. City Buildings Occii-ieo.—Tbe Provost .Marshal of this city proceeded to the city buildings yesterday afternoon, and took possession of all the offices occupied by the Mayor and Auditor, as also the chambers of the Bna r d of Aldermen and Common Council. James A English, Auditor, delivered up the keys of his offic-under protest, hut we learn that the other office-rooms were tinoccupied at the time they were taken possession of. The office of the Clerk of the County Court was also taken possession of.— The other county offices have been in posses ■ion of the United States military forces nines the occupation of this city, in May last, by the forces under Col. Wilcox. The following re the protest delivered to Captain Griffith, Provost Marshal, by the Auditor : I, James A English, Auditor of the city of Alexandria, do hereby enter my pmtes r . against the forcible taking from me, by military authority, the keys of tbe Auditor's of. fice, and the books and paper...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 19 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. A very spicy correspondence has taket place betweeu Gen. Walker, of Georgia, anc tbe Confederate Secretary of War. Gen Walker considers himself aggrieved, in con sequence of the appointment of junior offi tiers over him,' and resigns. Ho will go int. rhe service of the State of Georgia. It was mentioned on Saturday that a res eel arrived at Holmes' Hole on Friday repor ted that a large English steamer, laden witl munitions of war, had been captured by i United States frigate, and taken into West. Tbe steamer captured is suppose! by the Northern press to be the Fingal which is known to have sailed from Green •at, England. The Savannah papers, how ever say, that tbe Fingal has arrived at bo destination. On Wednesday last, Capt. Jefferson Bond of Company G, Second Infantry (regulars, shot himself at Mendota. 111., while et route to Washington with his regiment. H( was observed to read a letter and replace ii in his pocket, when he drew bis pistol and shot ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 20 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA VA. I .—« ••» » — < The Electi'n To-I)av.—An election was , heltl in this city to-day for city and tounty . officers, pursuant to tbe notice which has been published in I his paper for some weeks past. The election was held under the supjruifeendlsnos of the following commissioners, &C.: First Ward—Commissioners —James VanBint, Samuel Tucker and .John Kvelyth — Conductor —I. B. Lovejoy. Clerk—Win. VV White. Second Ward—Commissioners—Robt 11. Wade. .1. T Taylor. Conductor— C. C. Wade, Clerk —Edward Henry. Third Ward—Commißtfioners—S. Shinn, Lewis McKenzie, Wm. Arnold. C muuetor j —T. J. Edelin. Clerk—J. Roberts. I Fourth Ward—E II Dclahay, Thos D*vy. er. Conductor—A. J. Ogden. Clerks—T. j A. Stoutenburg, F. A. Augustine. Everything connected with the voting j passed off quietly, and, at two o'clock, the 1 following persons had received all the votes pulled. We append the number of votes east for each candidate up to two o'clock : Mayor—Lewis McKenzie...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 20 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. WAR NEWS. ' On tbe 14th ult., Captain Lo'ig, of the U. ' S. dragoons, with 50 of his own men and 21 ' Mexican volunteers, captured 42 secession- ' ists in arms between Fort Wise and Bent's old place, in Colorado territory. * Gen. Lockwood, commander of the expe- ' dition to tho eastern shore of Virginia, has ' received intelligence that those in arms in Accomao county have laid them down, and | claimed his protection. The Federal troops bad gone down as far as Drummondtown. A letter dated Port Royal, Nov. 16, says that General Sherman, on the 14th, sent bis ! aid, Lieut. Wagner, under a flag of truce, to i carry his proclamation to the people of South Carolina. He proceeded within two miles of j Gardner's Corner, a place opposite Port Royal Ferry, occupied by Confederate troops.— He there had an interview with the Confederate officers. These officers admitted that the depredations at Beaufort were the work of the blacks alone. On their return, they met a squad of Con...

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