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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 21 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Union As„.ciATi v Meeting Last Night — A regular weekly meeting of the Union Association of this place, was held at the Lyceum Hall last night, Stephen Shinn. President of the Association, presided, and (). C. Whittlesey occupied his position «s Secretary. The minutes of the meeting of last Wed nesdny night were read, at the conclusion of which ihe President called upon all who desired bo join the Association to come forward and give ir- their names, when several regp. nded to the call. Committees were next called upon for reporta—especially the committee on the home guard—a member of which stated that, in the absence of the chairman of the committee, John Birrell, he would state that the committee was not yet ready to report, but would report progress s^on. Trie Cameron L'ghtGuard's land, which was present, then entertained 'he meeting with a line air. The President said that, for the edification of all, he would state that an election hail been held in this city to...

Publication Title: Local News, The
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 21 November 1861

ALEX ANURIA, VA. j The Eleoii. s Yestermav—Official, Ri turns.—Th i'ommissioLi"s, oJ.m .«, ax\, su h • election lor municipal and eonnty officers held in this town yesterday, met at the chamber of the Common Council, Market square, this morning at 10 o'clock. The vote having teen summed up, was officially declared to he as follows : Total vote cast: First Ward 26 Second Ward is Third Ward '"V.V.'.!!'.'.'.'.'..7..'.'.'.'.'.'"'."'."'5a Fourth Ward ........."!.................:{, Total l7j The vote for each candidate was also an nonooed as follows: CITY OFFICES. May.tr— Lewis McKenzie—l39. Auditor—T. A. Stoutenburgh—l39. Collectors of Taxes-Northern District, G C. Ilewes—l3B. Southern District—Gscar C. Whittlesey— 138. Measurer uf Wood and Bark—William W. White—l3o. Commissioner of Streets—C. R. Grimes— 139. Superintendent of Gas—Thomas Dwyer— 139. Measurer of Lumber— Wm. R. Howard — 138. Clerk of the Market—Jnu. P. Whitenmrt —130. Chief E giueerof tbe Fire DepartmentJohn Btrrell—l3o. ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 22 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. The New Council.— Board of Aldermen. The new Board of Aldermen met at the usual Chamber, thin morning, at 10 o'clock. There appeared Stephen Shinn, James Vansuut, Andrew Wiley, Robert Bell, Sr., Jefferson Taney, and Allen G. Harmon. The new Mayor, Lawis McKenzie, called the Board t.i order, and read the billowing Oath, taken by him yesterday, before Juhtice Dunn, in Washington. "I solemnly swvar that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the laws made in pursuance thereof, as the .supreme law of the land, any thing in the Constitution and laws of the State of Virginia, or in the Ordinances of the Convention which nssenililoil at Richmond on the 13th ot February, 1861, to the contrary notwithstanding; aud that I will uphold and defend tho Government of Virgima as vindicated and restored by the Convention arnica assembled at Wheelitijr on the llih day of June. 1801." I -And I further swear that I will faithful. execute tho office of Mayor of this ci...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 22 November 1861

A LEX ANURIA. VA. [j Remarks >.v S. Fergi - n V*\*M *t the c Union Meiti \q om WedsWMmv Nioht.— A more complete report of the remarks made by Mr. Beach at the Union meeting, on Wednesday night last, will read as follows—the report given yesterday having been meagre and inperfect. After some remark 0 of a general charac j ter, Mr. B. said : I "That no event, he'believed, bad occurred since the breaking out of the war, which bad more thoroughly <>tirred up our own domestic , secesh, than the event which had occurred to I day —to wit: tbe election of now officials for the city of Alexandria. The anticipation of this event had caused great commotion at a late meeting of tbe City Council, and had given rise to a di cussion which was any. tiling but complimentary in its expressions to tbe motives and purposes of the Union men. lie bad reed tbe report of tbe discussion ID the columns of the Localj News, and whilst he was not disposed to retort harshly, i th...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 23 November 1861

ALEX ANURIA. VA. . The Methodist Protestant Ciiurcii.— Among the Churches which have been closet for some time is the handsome House 0 Worship on Washington street, belonging V the Methodist Protestant Church. We learn that the exercises in thisGhurcl will fin resumed on to-morrow, under the charge of the pastor, Rev. Janies T. Ward The services will be held hereafter at the usual hours, and the congregation will re sume its place among the living religious or ganixations of Alexandria. m Fuel Market.—Tho demand for fuel is somewhat less than it was hist week, and prices are maintained with less firmness. Lump Coal is again in the market, -but Anthracite Coal cannot be gotten here to sell at less than $11.50 per tin. So, of cd. A considerable amount of Cfimtrv wood is hawked on the streets. - |SJ . _... City Market.—The city market this morning, owing no doubt to ifie ruin, showed somewhat less than its usual variety. The assortment was however good, .<nd tii:itb a brisk ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 23 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor. No 6. RKMIMSCKNOK3 OF ALEXANDRIA. "Bolla—horrida bella." Wars—horrid wars." How few of the present inhabitants ol Alexandria remember the events of the war with Great Britain, iv 1812-15 ! It was an eventful war for Alexandria —and the town never recovered from the proceedings prior and subsequent tv its capture by tbe British. "Ketrocession" made a favorable change. and I hope it will now go on prospering and tj pr> sper.* The other day I was passing by the head of the deck at the foot ol Prince street, anc suddenly it came to my remembrance, thai there occurred a singular scene during the occupation of Alexandria by the British:— and then, came trooping up before mj "mind's eye" the men and scenes of tbosi days Not, th it I can write—"pars fui"— but I have a cloudy and indistinct recollec tion of some of the incidents—and have been familiar and often conversed with manj of the citizens who c;>u!d tell "all that ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 25 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA- VA. | The Last Sunday Of Autcmn.—Yester- j day closed the series of autumnal Sabbaths, aud, in appearance, was the most sombre ot them all. A dull cloud hung over the heavens during the greater portion of the day, which, at night fall, broke into a snow shower. The air was keen apd searching, and pooi le kept within doors as much as possible. The Sunday schools were thinly attended, anu, although more churches were open thnn has been usual for some months past, the congregations were not so large as on the bright Sundays of the early fall. The Baptist church was open morning and evening, with the usual services, by Rev. Mr. Bitting. The Catholic (St. Mary's) church was open at the usual morning and afternoon services, conducted by Rev. P. P. Kroes. Grace (Protestant Fpiscopal) church was open in the morning for sacramental services, which were conducted by the Rev. Get). A. Smith. Christ church was open, at usual, the ser vices being conducted by army chaplains. The Meth...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 25 November 1861

refers to / Northern P a P er « :-- He r^tjr^4t w rf js: »«<! justifies, *. „„„„„,„.„„ "J* Kentucky by Confederate the soil <" 2reUlf*«*-SLSS ■»««» of ,be 5.Z .„d' U8l, "" i "'« «■" ■." " °<">«™>« i th« Iba .ar A construction „ „,, P "*. •MM which ha. been mM „., "J* under the jurisdiction of the Bri^a •« Ports is alluded to, but whilst it i J" international law it rT7 f£ **» ° f the declaration 7- . !T? '° * he blockade crate S r * lß ° made t,,att he Confed the war." ° F successful of WAR NEWS Missou ri T ted K tbat thG in Missouri have burned Warsaw, in *." being —-wint quantity Federal tro "P* «•■*■ a -reat quantity o government stores was destroy Wet ," " train ° f ****•*£ wifh -0«1 Federal troops, o 0 the way from S.h Party of Confederates and captured. Ojj Friday,, a portion of the Yew T *» Railroad latter, SSprttfe Alexandria. >N„ „|,i„„ T p m "c*e* '™n quarter, yesterday morning. * *"' from Gen ||*i„,„„t •, v...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 26 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. Tbe Potomac Batteries—The correspondent of the New York Herald, in Sicklesbrigade, thus writes concerning the Potomac batteries: " There is no locality where activity has been greater, or at least where it has been more visible, than along the southern shore of the Potomac. The batteries which the Confederates have erected at different points, practically closing the river upon large vessels, and those which they are still constructing, to render the blockade more effectual, fully attest the fact. Yesterday hundreds of them were seen at work opposite Lower Goose bay, a couple of miles below this place, throwing up earthworks. In the afternoon others were observed cutting and burning trees on a high bluff about a mile above here, between Timber Branch and Cockpit Point. That, bluff is one of the highest points of land close to the shore, within many miles of here, and it is probable they are putting up a battery there. It is quite likely that after their experience of...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 26 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA VA. GENERAL NEWS. More "steam turtles," iron plated, are, it is said, to be built in New Orleans. The Easton (Md.) Gazette states that the Hon. 11. 11. Goldsboroogh has been indicted by the grand jury of that county for giving information to the United States troops of (breaking up of the Chapel Union meetwhich led to the arrest of the parties, .nthony Burns, the escaped slave, whose I has excited so much interest, has lately i settled as pastor of the colored Baptist rch at St. Catharine's, Canada West, he bark Provider.eia, and the brig Delta, es of the blockading squadrons, arrived ew York yesterday. tie furniture of the late Senator Douglas ght about two-thirds of its cost. A gal- „ containing about fifty pictures, with busts of himself, Gen. Jackson, and the Empress Josephine, has been preserved. I The New York World (Union) says the political drift of Colonel John Cochrane's speech "imparts to it a consequence to which, considered merely as a military impropriety or...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 27 November 1861

'ALEXANDRIA. VA. - . *~~*~ Thb Nxw Council.—Tbe two Boards assembled at the usual chambers last night, pursuant to adjournment. Aldermen— Present—S. Shinn, President in the chair ; Jefferson Tacey, clerk pro tern , and Messrs. Vansant, Wiley, Bell and Har mon. Mr. Armstrong appeared in his seat, and at tbe opening of the Board, stated that b< appeared there only to deliver up certain pa pers in his custody. He had been chosen t member of the new Board from the Second Ward.but had recently removed his residence into the Third Ward, and was consequently ineligible. Mr. Jamieson, a member elect from the Second Ward, appeared, was qualified by taking tbe required oaths, and took his seat. Mr. Bell, from the special committee, reported that ths keeper of the poor and work house still remained at his post, and would continue there until the appointment of his successor. Mr. Vansant said that he had in his hand an application from a citizen for a city office. IHe desired to know...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 27 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. WAR NEWS. -' We have accounts received at Richmond announcing that a combined attack from Fort Piekons and the Federal war steamers Colorado and Niagara, had been made upon " the Confederate batteries at Pensacola. The bombardment commenced on the 19th inst., and is said to have continued for several hours, after which it is stated that the steamers withdrew out of range of the shore batteries, the Colorado having suffered considerable damage, and the Niagara being injured still more seriously. It is added that "Fortress Pickens was also considerably battered, and showed marks of injury in several places. The damage to the navyyard and Confederate batteries was slight, as thd vessels could not get near enongh to hurt the yard or town to any extent." The despatches and accounts received at Washington and at the North Hay, that the tight commenced on Saturday, and was in progress on Sunday. Fort Pickens, by firing hot shot, had set the Pensacola Navy Yard on fire three...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 28 November 1861

5155? } THURSSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 28,1861. | g^ggg&jg^ ALEXANDRIA. VA. Extensive Fire—Four Tenements Destroyed—sloo Stolen.—A conflagration of an extent very unusual in this city, took place on Wilkes street, near Water, above the Tunnel, last night, destroying four two story frame tenements, and injuring several others. Tho fire broke out in the basement of a tenement adjoining the corner of Water street, and occupied by Joshua Hall. A barrel of ashes containing some hot coals had been left in the cellar, which about 11 o'clock blazud up and ignited the woodwork near at hand, from whence it spread to the other portions of the building, and be. gan to show its glare upon the streets. A •light alarm was given, and the two Engines of. the Relief Company were carried to the spot. Considerable efforts were made to stay the flames, in which the soldiers worked with great alacrity and energy. The efforts, however, were fruitless for some time. The fire spread towards Fairfax...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 28 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Military Court.—The Military Court held its usual session at the Court House this morning. In the absence of Judge Freese, who has gone North on a short visit, the Provost Marshal, Captain Griffith, presided. The only civil case was that of one of the crew of the schooner Delaware, noticed in our river report yesterday, charged, not with assisting soldiers to desert, but with selling liquor to soldiers. He was fined ten dollars, and discharged. The Court then took up the military cases. ■ The Washington Republican says that, after the recent order in the Provost's Court, in this place, " Mr. Kinzer appeared as counsel for a Jew merchant, who had been arrested on the charge of inducing ' and aiding soldiers to desert, by furnishing them with citizens' clothing in exchange for their unifvfftts. The clerk of the court called Mr: Kinzer's attention to the rule, and inquired whether he was prepared to take the oath. He declined, whereupon Judge Freese informed the defenda...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 29 November 1861

commenced I FRTDAY "EVENING NOVEMBER 29 lflfTl i printed at the October 7,1861. J f XU..IAA. I & V JLH AJJ U, IN V V J!iIUX>JLI\ Ztf, 1001. < ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE OFFICE. ALEXANDRIA. VA. Rumored Affair at Springfield Yesterday.—There was considerable interest created in this city yesterday afternoon, by the knowledge that an advance movement had been made by a portion of the United States forces—hitherto encamped in the neighborhood—in the direction of Springfield station, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The forces moved up by rail on the Orange road, and returned during the night. This morning the upper portion of the town exhibited many indications that the return bad been hurried, and the town was filled with varied reports of an action in the neighborhood of Springfield, so conflicting, that the most anxious inquiries of the exact particulars were baffled. It appears, from the reports, that the forces left the train when near Springfield st...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 29 November 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (iENEKAL XKWS. Yesterday was Th.inLsgiving Day at tho North, and we received to-day but very few exchanges. The Boston Post strongly dissents from the expression of a preacher in a pulpit in that city, a lew days ngo, to the effect that "he desired to see Charleston laid in ashes, her ground plowed up and sowed with salt, that no green thing may ever grow there, and the State of South Carelina towed into the midydle of the Atlantic Ocean and sunk." The prisoners from Worcester Co., Mass., write to the Mayur of Worcester city, from Richmond, that they have been "kindly treated and furnished with enough to eat and that of good quality." Tho principal seats of manufacture in the North are now quite busy and prosperous as compared with New York and other cities more purely commercial. Cotton manufac i tories are being changed into woolen mills, and at the South also a varied manufacturing element is developing itself. The New York World has a severe article upon the Medi...

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

commenced I SATURD\Y EVENiNG NOVEMBER 30 1861 i printed at the October V; 18*1. f oAiuivuAi v j^x> xlv vj, a\j v a^ivijji,iv gv, 1001. < Alexandria gazette office. A LEX AN Ulil A." VA. The Ladies Relief Association — Its Success.—Wo have noticed more than once tne great good which the efforts of the Volunteer Relief Association have worked for tne poor of this city. That Association is composed exclusively of gentlemen, and is devoted solely to supplying food and fuel to tho destitute iuhahitants. At one of its meetings some months since, it was resolved that the ladies be invited to co-opcrat:: in the good work. The ladies speeddy took in charge the other department of supplies necessary to the comfort of the poor, and estab lished the Ladies' Relief Association, which holds regular weekly meetings at the room Ot* the Young Men's Christian Association, and is devoted to supplying clothing to the poor. In this good work they have not been idle. Many homes have...

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

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Manuscripts of an Old Bachelor.—No 7. REMINISCENCES OF ALEXANDRIA. Dulce Domum! —Lat. Song. Ts make a happy fire side clime Fur weans and wife— That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life—Burns. The chief charm of every city, town, and neighborhood, is the excellence of its Society. And by the word Society, I do not mean any exclusive clique, which from the mere possession of wealth, may consider itself "the cream of the cream"—or any particular class of individuals, who, from accidental circumstances, may think themselves the porcelain of the earth, when they are in truth but common clay, and frequently not the best of clay ; —but I refer to the general manners, culture, taste, decorum, habits, and intelligence of the mass of the citizens, "of all ranks and degrees." I have, as every other observer of human nature, and lover of his kind has, often found in the humblest walks of life, if not the polish, at least the courtesy and the old English idea of gentility...

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

ALEXANDRIA. VA. " —- «m» m » Another Change.—We had occasion, soon after we commenced the publication of the Local News, to notice the changed condition of Alexandria—the utter stagnation of business— suspension of all commercial intercourse—the large number of unoccupied houses—the desolate appearance of the streets, and the general gloom that pervaded everything. The contrast then, with what Alexandria bad been but a few months previous to its occupation by the Federal troops was striking, but the change which has taken place since that paragraph was written, has been even greater. Now there is not an unocoupied house on King street, and, instead of a deserted or even quiet appearance, that street is crowded from dawn till the hour when the demand for the "countersign" from the military police, on duty, prevents the passage of soldier or civilian, except by special permit. If, as we are informed by our older fellow-townsmen, and from the recollections of that favorite contributor ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Local News — 2 December 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. GENERAL NEWS. The Boston Transcript says that Lieut. Fairfax, when he arrested Messrs. Slidell and Mason, was grossly insulted by the females of Mr. Slidell's family. A Mr. Alfred Chamberlain, of Newport, R. 1., has recently succeeded, after years of patient study and experiment, in perfecting a plan for growing fruits and flowers in small wire baskets, filled with moss, and has obtained a patent for it. There is much complaint in some of the Pennsylvania regiments in regard to the Colonels demanding one-half of the profits of the Sutlers. This matter is not confined to the Pennsylvania regiments alone. The poor volunteers are the sufferers. The Hagerstown Mail learns that a body of Confederate troops are in the neighborhood of Sir John's Run, five miles west of Hancock; that the water-station and platform at that point on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad have been burned; that firing has taken place between them and Federal troops on this side the river, and that rei...

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