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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 3 December 1861

ALEXANDRIA. VA. . _ _ <<»♦■» Police Cases.—Upon the resumption of the police jurisdiction of the Mayor, the same nld cases, which have made up the police docket for years, came up again. They have had a small turn at the martial law of the Provost Court, but it does not seem to hurt them, and they turn up again in the Mayor's office fresh as ever. Among them is Jimmy Burke, an excel lent man when he will lot liquor alone. The police guard arrested him for drunkenness yesterday evening, and special officer Edelin put him in the watch-house, whence he was discharged last night. Jimmy has a lino turn for the " blarney," aud the way years ago he " blarneyed " the Mayor, is given as one of the racy things of local police. The blar ney story is told in thiswise: Jimmy was brought before Mr. Wise for being drunk. The evidence was conclusive. The Mayor—Well, Jimmy, this is the eighth time you have been here. Jimmy—Sure, yer honor, and it's me that's sorry for the same. The Mayor—Didn'...

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 December 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. a GENERAL NEWS. Since the 19th New York regiment was paid off last Monday week, at Darnestown, Md., there have been seventy desertions! from it. This one of the regiments which j enlisted but three months for the U. S. Gov- . ernment and State, and was transferred by ] the State authorities to the Government for , the longer term of enlistment; many of them contend that they are held illegally; hence the dissatisfaction in this-and a few other regiments; hence also desertions. This reg. itnent—the 19th—now numbers only about 500 men, and will probably have to be re organized. On Saturday, the steamer Mary Washing ton, Capt. Weems, was stopped near Balti more, and the vessel and passengers searched. One lady was found to have quilted in her petticoat a quantity of sewing silk—and her brother had wadded in his jacket packages of quinine. Some few tons of alleged con traband goods were also found. These arti cles, it is said, were destined for Virginia. The parties conc...

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 December 1861

AIjjXANDRIA. VA. The New City Council.—The two board* of the new City Council assembled in called meeting at their respective chambers, last night. Board of Aldermen.— Present—S. Shinn, President, in the chair. J. Taeey, clerk pro tern, and Messrs. Jamieson, Wiley, Bell, and Harmon. Mr. Wiley called the attention of the board to the provision in the charter re quiring the official publication of the min utes of the council and the laws and ordi nances of the city. After some colloquial debate upon the sub ject, On notion of Mr. Bell it was resolved that a joint committee be appointed to ascertain apon what terms the proceedings and laws of the City Council could be published—and Mr. Bell was named as the Aldermen's mem ber of the committee. On motion, the finance committee was directed to settle with the accounting offi cers of the Corporation and receive from them all claims, moneys, Ac, remaining in their hands. Mr. Bell introduced a bill providing for a change in the method of ke...

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 December 1861

ALEXANDRIA, VA. a GENERAL NEWS. Since the 19th New York regiment was paid off last Monday week; at Darnestown, Md., there have been seventy desertions from it. This one of the regiments which enlisted but three months for tbe U. S. Gov ernment and State, and was transferred by the State authorities to the Government for the longer term of enlistment; many of them contend that they are held illegally; hence the dissatisfaction in this-and a few other regiments; hence also desertions. This reg. iment—the 19th—now numbers only about 500 men, and will probably have to be re organized. On Saturday, the steamer Mary Washing ton, Capt. Weems, was stopped near Balti more, and the vessel and passengers searched. One lady was found to have quilted in her petticoat a quantity of sewing silk—and her brother had wadded in his jacket packages of quinine. Some few tons of alleged con traband goods were also found. These arti cles, it is said, were destined for Virginia. The parties concerned were ...

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 December 1861

UnI"N Association Meeting La<t Nioht. —Tbe regular weekly meeting of the Union Asiooiation of this place, was held at the Erceum Hall last night. Tho band of the Eighty-eighth Pennsylva . regiment was, as usual, in attendance, aid opened the meeting at half past seven o'clock with an inspiriting air. Stephen Shinn, President of the Associa tion, then took the chai-, and ."ailed the meet ing to order, when the proceedings of last Wednesday night's meeting were read by the Secretary of the Association, Oscar C. Whit tlesey. The President stated that the last meeting of the Association in electing officers, had omitted a treasurer —the office now held by Jefferson Tacey—whereupon Chas. B. Shir ley nominated, for re-election, Jcffereon Ta cey, who was elected nem. con. The President next called upon all who desired to become members of the Associa tion to come forward and give iv their names to the Secretary, when twenty-nine persons responded, and, in the absence of Judge Freese, th...

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 December 1861

Imposition upon the Charitable. —The operations of the Volunteer Relief Associa tion have been, this week, in excess of any other. W«* hnve been requested to say thai the utmost pains are taken to proven, impo sition upon the Association by undeserving persons. Should any case of this character fall under the view of any contributor, he is invited to communicate the case to the committee in charge of the distribution when it will be at once rectified. River Movements.—The port, between King and Duke streets, makes quite a good show, in the way of small vessels ; several having arrived up this morning with oys ters, grain, and wood. Otherwise there has been no change since our last report. S.ail Hours —There is now two daily mails leaving the Postoffice in this city. — The first mail closes at 3 o'clock, P. M. and the second at 7, P. M. The business at the Postoffice is immense. Thb Fire Apparatus.—The engines, hose carriages, hose, &c, belonging to the Fire Department of this ci...

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 December 1861

commenced I ALEXANDRIA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6,1861. i ALBXA SSS™ D A/ A B T T J2 B OFHCH . October 7,1861. j I * The Volunteer Relief Association.— The Volunteer Relief Association held its seveuth regular meeting at the office of Wm B. Price, on Pitt street, near Prince, yester day afternoon, at three o'clock. Wm. B. Price, President, presided, and 11. Peel appeared as Secretary. The attendance was as usual. The purchasing and distributing commit tees made their usual reports. The latter committee reported the following distribution of provisions for the past week : " The distribution has consisted of three hundred and thirty-three rations, given to one hundred and forty families, as follows: 1,096 pounds of meat; 20 bushels of corn meal; 792 lbs. of flour ; 1,740 fish." The location of the supply store at the joiner's shop of W. II: MuKuight, was con curred in. A communication was read from the La dies' Relief Association, enclosing a state ment of Ihe operations of that soci...

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 December 1861

GENERAL Ni.H'S. Two deserters from >l>o Qopfederate lines on the Potomac, arrived at Washington, re port that Jobiis.-ii is in commana, assisted by Beauregard; that Centreville is now more strongly fortified than Manassas waa before the Bull Run battle; and that the Confederates have plenty of provisions, with the exception of coffee, and are well clothed. A letter from Alexandria in the Baltimore News Sheet, s.iys, ou Friday last, the schoon er Blaisdell, Captain Super, left the port of Alexandria loaded wiih Cumbeiland coal lor New York, and having ciders to mri die blockade, arrived opposite the batterios.— The crew refused to do duty, and mutinied, impelling the captain to return, which he did, and put his crew ashore at Indian Head, and with the assistance of the cook and pilot gut the vessel back to Alexandria on Saturday. Mr. Wickliffe, of Kentucky, in some re marks in the House of Representative*, on Wednesday, predicted "that the hostile loot of a rebel would not be f...

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 December 1861

"TolTmenced I ALEXANDRIA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7,1861. < ALE xanSrm E g D a^e T t?2Office. October 7,1861. I _______ ! = ==^ — . . ■■..• «_*... w. TM ->o .•,»— TV.a a-vnodil-ionnrv force whiidi will shortly The Fog.—This morning a dense fog spread itself over tbe town, thicker and closer than we have known for months past. A cloud bank over the waters of the Poto mac is no unusual accompanyment ot early morning, but it is not many times in the year that a mist which like the fog of Lon don, "may be cut with a knife," spreads itself from the river strand to the heights back of the town. This morning it was the cloud that fell, instead of the rain which usually falls from it. It filled the streets with a mist impenetrable, save at the dis tance of a few yards; ran like water along alleys and by-ways; came smoking in at the broken panes; invaded door ways and filled areas, until the town was Boaked with it. In the thick atmosphere objects took lu dicrous proportions, and ma...

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 December 1861

RKUIMBCE3CJM OF ALEXANDRIA. Dens, auribus, <kc.—Psalm xliv. - We havo heard wilh our ears, 0 ! Lord; our fatten have told us what thou hn»t done in their time of old. Trans, in Book or Common Prayer Passing along Washington street, the oth er day, I paused before old Christ Church, one of the most venerable edifices in Vir ginia, and remembered how often I had, in the olden time, turned my footsteps up the gravelled walk from the thoroughfare, to its doors; and with what pleasure I always en tered the sanctuary and attended the servi ces there. It is an ante-revolutionary relic —built when the original States were colo nies— the very bricks having been, I believe, imported from England. It is, as are all the Colonial Churches in this State, a plain, but substantial and well constructed edifice; large enough, even now; and its solidity ie such, and it has been bo well cared for, and so well used, that its walls bid fair, to all appearances, to outlast many of the most pretentious ...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Local news. — 9 December 1861

commenced I ALEXANDRIA MON DAY EVENING DECEMBER 9 1861 < printed at the October 7. 1861. f AUIiAAWJJmA, ±VlU±> LJ2\ IXJ V J. JJ UT, XJ _l_V;_Ul>.L JJJ_r\, O, J.OUX. «j ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE OFFICE. Morning.—The weather of the past few days has been quite pleasant. Seldom is such moderate weather experienced so late In the season. Even at dawn this morning j the atmosphere was quite balmy, and the weather, but little hazy, altogether suitable fir a morning jaunt. Light had dawned upon a city of stillness. The streets were without an echo, save when the senrry'e musket struck the pavement, or the lumbering of a distant wagon made a heavy murmur up in the air. The beautiful river slepi; without a wave beneath the early light, and shone in the thin mist like burnished steel. Very scon signs of awakening began to show—an early riser passed on towards his business—shutters began to open, and thin lines of smoke, mounting from chimney tops, told that a ruddy blaze was iparkling be ne...

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. — 9 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. Prince Napoleon, it is said, has selected at the Imperial manufactory, an elegant ser vice of Sevres china, which i* now on its way to this country, as a present to the Se cretary of State, in acknowledgment of the Itteutious which the Prince received here. Lieutenant-Colonel Reynolds has been ap ointed resident agent at Port Royal, under lie recent general regulations of the Secre try of the Treasury relative to securing ud disposing of the property found or rought within the territory now occupied y the United States forces in the Confede- The President of Guatemala is very anx us for a colony of free blacks to settle on ie haciendas, where cotton can be easily .ised in large quantities. Senator S.mmons's South Carolina trading reject has been prohibited by the Govern ent, and the vessels, all ready to start from jrtress Monroe, have been taken to Balt- ; --ore, and their cargoes sold. A sinali steamer n:;med the "Volunteer," hich was originally built for use 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. — 10 December 1861

E 7 N 18 c «i! D } ALEXANDRIA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 10, 1861. 7 rranoAtni" : rzr-— — —A—--.. 1 ALEXANDRIA GAZETTE OFFICE. are quite a number of the public services of religion in this city on tho other days of the week. The services of a "Daily Prayer Meeting" are still continued each afternoon at tbe rooms of the Young Mens' Christian Asso ciation, Exchange Block. The services com mence at three o'clock, and continue for half an hour. They are quite impressive, and are generally well attended. The "Sodality of the Immaculate Concep tion" meets daily for religious worship at St. Mary's Church. The exercises commence at C_ o'clock, P. M., and terminate at 7 o'clock, whea the usual morning mass of the Catholic Church is offered up. Regular religious services are held on the Thursday evening of each week at the Meth odist Episcopal Church, and on Wednesday evening at the Lecture Room of the St. Paul's Church. The Lecture Rooms of the F.rst Presbyte rian and Baptist Churches are al...

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 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. I Two of the prisoners from North Carolina being carried from Fort Lafajette to Warren, contrived to make their escape, and have ar rived home. The widow of Commodore Thomas Ap. Catesby Jones is among those who, having removed into Virginia, has lost her pension ilt is reported that the Chamber of Com merce of New York will present Captain Wilkes with a silver service. It will be re membered that his home at Washington was robbed of all its silver and other valuables last winter. Of the Boston boot and shoe market the Reporter says shipments continue: few or ders are being received; trade is conducted on a cash basis. Total shipments of boots and shoes by rail and sea for the week 9,413 cases. Two companies of the 12th Indiana regi ment, at present stationed near Sharpsburg, crossed the Potomac one night last week, and captured tbe folowing named citizens of Jefferson county, Virginia, and returned with them safely to camp: R. Davis Shep herd, son-in-law of Hon. Alexan...

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. — 11 December 1861

00 o££.'"£l* j ALEXANDRIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11,1861. j AIEXA^I E 8 D AZ A E T T ™ E OFrICE . The New City Council—Last Night.— The two Boards assembled, in stated session, at the usual meeting places, last night. Board or Aldermen —Present—S Shinn, President; J. Tacey, Secretary, and Messrs. Vansant, Jamieson, Wiley, Bell and liar mon. Inquiry having been made as to the books of the Board of Alderman, it was stated that they had been carried away from town by Mr. Powell, the clerk, but that Benjamin Barton had been acting Secretary for some mouths, and that he doubtless had in his possession many minutes and papers. Mr. Wiley suggested thatan order be made that he deliver tbe same to the Secretary of this Board. Mr. Jamieson thought an order unneces sary. Mr. Tacey doubtless could obtain the papers by calling on Mr. Barton. Mr. Wiley had no objection to that course, but thought that a formal resolution might be required, as the basis of coercive action* in case of a refus...

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. — 11 December 1861

GENERAL NEWS. A dispatch from St. Louis, dated 9th inst., says the report sent last night that tbe Con federates captured ten mule teams and took the teamsters prisoners, was a mistake.— Tbe men and teams arrived there, having been released after all the arms belonging to the party were taken from them. Col. Hudson, of Major General McClcllan's staff, has reported, as the result of his late inspection of the Fourth Connecticut Vol unteers, Col. Tyler, that they more nearly approach tbe condition of remarkably efficient regulars than any other regiment he has so far bad occasion to inspect. Two residents of Newark, N. J., within the past few weeks have perpetrated one grand swindle. It appears that they visited the bakers of Newark, and the surrounding towns, and procured large orders from them for flour at depreciated prices. They then, by false representations, fraudulent letters, and the exhibition of their large orders, pre vailed upon Messrs. Smith, Woodbury & Co., Jesse Hoy...

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. — 12 December 1861

An Incident.—The Military Parade which passed through tbe principal thoroughfares this morning, attracted considerable atten tion. A novel attachment to it consisted of three guards and another soldier of the U. 6. army, who bore upon his back a board insoribed : "Deserter—a Coward." This man was thus exhibited, it is understood, by sentence of a Court Martial. Soldiers serving out sentences by carrying bags of sand to and fro, or marching with a knap sack filled with brickbats, are uo uncommon spectacle in seccious of the city near Milita ry Quarters. The Mayor's Office.—This morning sev eral liquor-selling cases were brought up at the Mayor's Office, and considerable conver sation took place relative to the sale of ar dent spirits to soldiers. The Military Officer of the day said it was nearly impossible to get direct evidence of the sale of liquor to soldiers, yet it was done hourly. The Court hoped that hereafter the military guard would not bring these cases before him, but aft...

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. — 12 December 1861

Union MK_TiNO.—The Union AseoeiaAion held its usual weekly meeting, at Lyoeum Hall, last night, S. Shinn, prsttdir** ; The band of the Eighty eighth Pennsylva nia regiment attended, and interspersed the exercises with music. After the usual preliminaries, the Presi dent called upon all who wished to unite with the Association to come up, and give their names to its constitution, whereupon some thirty persons came up, and, having given their names, were called by fives, and the following oath administered to them by Lieut. Wagner: " You., and all of you, do most solemnly swear that you are loyal citizens of the Uni ted States, and that you will not give aid, comfort or information to the enemies there of, in any manner whatsoever." The President regretted that Judge Freese, who it was expected would have been pres ent, and given information in regard to the new company of volunteers, had been called away to Washington. The preliminaries of the new company had, however, been ar ranged...

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. — 13 December 1861

Thb Volunteer Remef Association. — The Volunteer Relief Association held its regular meeting at Price's office, Pitt street, yesterday afternoon, Wm. B Price in the chair, and 11. Peel, Secretary. The attendance was as usual. The usuil details of the operations of the Association were presented, and discussed in colloquial style by the members present. The various committees were instructed to present, at the next meeting, a detailed re port of the operations of the Association in the various wards of tbe city. A donation of beef from S. Iloflebower. of the City Hotel, was announced, and a reso lution of thanks adopted. The Association is progressing well, and doing a noble work. _____ The Supply Store.—The distributions of this excellent charity, supported by the Re lief Association, and now located on lower Prince street, is this week in excess of any previous week. The demand increases with the increase of the cold. Ou the last distri bution day, December 6th, the store supplied ...

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. — 13 December 1861

The Hansa brings Liverpool dates to the 28th ult. Cotton dull; wheat easier; corn dull. The arrest of Messrs. Slidell and Mason created a great sensation in England on its first announcement. A large meeting convened in Liverpool, but there appears to have been a difference of opinion among the prominent speakers. A resolution was adop ted, calling upon the government "to assert the dignity of the British flag," but a clause, demanding "prompt reparation for the outrage," was previously stricken out. The London Times admits that England has established precedents which now tell a gainst her. It urges England to discuss the question with calmness, and appeals to the Federal States not to provoke war by snch acts. The London News says that it is a case in which it will be the duty of the Bri tish government to insist upon "ample, com plete and immediate satisfaction," but in dulges the hope that Lieut. Fairfax, in making the arrest, acted without orders, and that the government at Was...

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