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title: 'The Local news. (Alexandria, Va.) 1861-1862, October 17, 1861, Image 1',
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Further Help for the Poor.—lt has
been suggested, and the suggestion is a most
excellent one, that the ladies of the city
should co-operate with the "Relief Associa
tion," in adding to the comforts of the ne
cessitous, and deserving among onr towns
people during the coming winter. There is
doubtless in the garrets and clothes' rooms of
f the city, numbers of thread-bare, patched or
other off-cast garments, which under the
skilful fingers of the ladies could ->c made to
do good service in clothing poor children,
that otherwise might suffer for the want of
such articles. We know that the benevo
bmee of the ladies of Alexandria needs only
the suggestion, to secure their assistance iv
this excellent work. The Volunteer Relief
Association will rejoice to have their co
Military Court.—The Military Court
held its usual session at the Court House
this morning, Provost Judge Friese, pre-
The only civil case of iuterest before the
Court was that of Mr. J. Davidson, arrested
yesterday afternoon, on the charge of ille
gally purchasing military stores from sol
The Court acted in this ease upou a re
cently published order of Gen. AJcClellan,
which absolutely forbids soldiers to sell mil
itary stores, even the excess of rations, to
others than the Commissary. Persons so
purchasing forfeit the goods purchased, and
may be otherwise punished. Officers who
sell such stores forfeit their commissions.
Mr. Davidson was directed to hold the
supplies purchased, subject to the order of
the Court, and the further consideration of
the case was then postponed.
The Court then took up the Military cases.
t Change in Military Guaro.—The Fifth
ew Jersey Regiment, which has been for
ime time past detailed for Police duty in
is city, have been superseded by the Cam-
n Light Guard, a regiment ol Peonsylva •;
nia Volunteers, under command of Colonel '
McLean. This regiment is accompanied by j
a Band of Music, said to be exceeded by tew
10 the United States army.
This ohange .in the Police Guard, also,
, makes a change in the Provost Marshal,
Capt Griffith, of Company D,, Cameron
Light Guard, succeeding Cap f . Cladek, Fif h
New Jersey Regiment, in that post.
. Improvements.—Of course, very little
goes on in Alexandria in the way of im
provements. Nevertheless, there are sign*
scarce as Angel's visits or hen's teeth, but
for all that—signs that even amid the present
difficulties, the old town in not entirely with
The Market—The city market this morn
ing was somewhat less lively than when re
ported last Saturday, yet it was quite lively.
Vegetables, meats, and other provisions yet
maintain the suostantiaPy the ia:es quoted
in Saturday's issue.
Groceries.—Our retail Grocery merchants
uive on hand, a large and good stuck 61 gro
ijjries, and while though prices are Some.
Kliat higher than in ordinary times, the ad-
on many articles is but slight.
to Washington.—The travel be-
this city and Washington is now very '
pass being required from the U. S.
order to pass between tho two
of the New York Tri
b that as soon as intelligence
Bhington of the sailing of Messrs.
Bison for Europe, from Charles-
Department ordered a fast
Bcept them, and a dispatch
ML the steamer was ready
■'day's the types (
terror makes a
k pies are as
the sth, ha? arrived. Her news possesses i
but few striking points. An insurrectionary
movement had taken place at Cyeldz, in Rus- j
sian Poland, in-which tho Mayor was killed.
Mr. Lindsay, member of the British Parlia
ment, in a recent speech at Sunderland, gave
it as his opinion that the English Govern
ment should urge the raising of the Ameri
can blockade— that England and France
should consider the expediency of recogniz
ing the Southern Confederacy. The financial
depression continued at Paris, and there bad
been some agitation, owing to the advance
in the price of bread. In some of the Pari!
faubourgs seditious placards were reported
to be numerously displayed, and some ar- j
rests were made. At a recent consistory, j
the Pope is said to have denounced all com
promise, calling on his supporters to be firm
and have no conciliation with impious men.
It is asserted that tiie relations of the Italian
and French Governments are as satisfactory
as possible. The Spanish expedition to Mex
ico is actively progressing, and will leave I
From the Chicago Tribune of the 10th, we
learn that a serious difficulty bad arisen be
tween Generals Lane and Sturgis—that Lane
would no longer obey Sturgis's orders, and
that he was about to prefer charges against
that officer. The Tribune regrets that Stur
gis, otherwise a fine commander, is now j
44 giving himself up to indulgences which
carry with them consequences most detri-1
mental to the Union cause."
The Secretary of State has issued an im
portant circular to the Governor of New
York and other States in relation to the for
tification of the harbors and lake shores.
The Secretary says he does not anticipate
any difficulty with foreign powers, but look
ing to the efforts of the emissaries of the
Southern States to stir up trouble, he thinks
measures of preparation good policy. i
Large numbers of cattle contiuue to ar- I
rive fro.n Texas—including not only beeves,
but calves and milch cows Prices as fol- !
lows: Beef, first quality, per head,s2s@3s.
do. second quality, per head, $18@25 ; milch
cows, $40(3 60; hogs, gross, 1001bs,$10@
13 ; sheep, second quality, per head, $3@4;
veal calves, first quality, $9@12; second i
f, $7 50@9.
stated that some heavy orders to buy J
goods, and 44 hold for a rise," were
forwarded by the last steamer to India and
China, byfarties in New York, in anticipa.
tion of the unusually high prices to which
the raw material must inevitably attain.
The State Senate of Connecticut, by a vote
of 12 yeas to 6 nays, passed, on the 15 th in *
stant, a resolution ordering the removal from
the Senate chamber of the portraits of Hon.
aac Toucey and ex-Gov. Thomas H. Sey
onr, on account of their alleged lis oyalty.
The New York Tribune, without claim
g to have official or detailed information of
le approaching movement of the Federal
rmy of the Potomac,- assures its readers
at the great contest is close at hand. It
ye it is impossible to tell with accuracy
hey it will begin, but it must be within
imparatively a few days.
On the Red river the Indians are trouble
me. They clamor for a settlement for their
Pand accompany their demands with
Before the boat could pass down to
arry, the captain had to pay toll in
ids to the tribes.
~. Plomley Smith, of Pennsylvania, and
Col. Thomas, of the quartermaster's depart
ment, will leave by the next steamer for
Europe. They are sent by the Federal gov- j
ernment to purchase blankets and material
for winter clothing.
In the official report it is stated that there
were, on the 11th inst., 190 sick and wound
sd Federal soldiers in the general hospital
in this place.
Professor Long, of Dartmouth College,
lied in New Hampshire on the 15th. |
Friendship Fire Company.—"The Local"
n yesterday's "News," in reference to the
Friendship, was not exactly correct. This
Company has had frequent and full meet
nsjs recently, and in the absence of its more
prominent officers, has effected a temporary
organization that is likely to be effective in
case of emergency. The Company has been
assured by Gen. Montgomery that it was
not the purpose of the Military Authorities
o interfere with the Fire Department in any
way, and that upon every occasion of fire
he citizens would beat liberty to turn out
vithout hindrance by the Guard. This un
derstanding, it is hoped, will be duly obser
ved by the successors of the New Jersey
Vdioe—now on duty in this city. \I.
Messrs. Wm. F. MoKewen, clerk of the
\iiice Commissioners* R. 11. Biggs, a law*
er, Mr. Robert Rcnwick, a cabinet ware
manufacturer, and DoreCy French, laic po"
ceman, have been arrested in Baltimore,
y order of the L : . S. Government.
Monday nest has been fixed for the trial
o ' the crews of the Enchantress and Petrel,
n a charge of piracy.
Lieutenant Banktiead reports that between
IVaauah and Fernandlna there arc six good
utrances, with excellent anchorage aud
euty of water, not blockaded.
J. W. Plant, of Washington, has been ap
pointed undertaker by the Government to
inter the bodies of the Federal soiaiers who
ri in the hospitals and camps in and around
James Offutt, a young man who has just
returned to Georgetown, as is charged from
the Southern armj, has been arrested.
We have accounts of skirmishes and par.
tial fights in Missouri—seizure of railroad
trains—and burning ol bridges.
Eighteen hundred men are now employed
at the Washington Navy yard.
Hog and corn crop in Ohio immense.—
Hogs $3—corn 20 cts. per bushel.
TENTH MONTH. 8C» •U■
OCTOBER. Hues. sets, moon's phases.
17 iOaißiiay ..... 6 12 5 18j d. a. m.
18 .ricuy 6135 17 Full 22 058 c.
]tf Saturuay 6 14 5 16Lastqr..31 5 17 it.
20 Sunday 6 15 5 14 New 2 10 56 m
21 Monday 6 16 5 13Firstqr., 9 6 36 m
22 Tuesday. 6 17 5 12 ~ high WATER.7*'
23 Wednesday. 6185 10 Oct. IT, —h. —m.
REV. C. 0. BITTING has opened a SCHOOL
for GIRLS and small BOYS in tho house,
formerly occupied by Mr. Sylvester Scott. Terms I
low to punctual patrons. oet 17-—lw*
T7INGLISH DAIRY AND EASTERN CHEKSEJ
JjJ Ethereal and Kerosene Oil, received, and for
sale by foot 16—4t»] DAVY & HARMON.
1 A BBLS. FRESH EGGS, just received by ~ ~
XV/ oat 16—4t» ' DAVY & HARMON.
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, &c.
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, HOUBEKBRP
ERS GOODS, FANCY ARTICLES, 1M- I
PORTED AND DOMESTIC SEGARS. CHEW
ING AND SMOKING TOBACCO, *0., Ac —,'
JOHN T. CREIGHTOH, at Mi old stand, No. '
•S3, King street, has on hand the be.-a assortment
of GOODS in the above line to be found in the
market. To suit the p esent demand hi has added
many things to his usual variety, such as—
Imported and Domestic Stegara, of various brand* j
Chewing Tobacco hi bars, tin foil and paper '
Imported and Domestic Smoking Tobacco
Fancy Pipe* and Ripe Stems, in great variety
Tobacco Boxes, Pouches and Wallets
Tooth and other Brushes, line Tooth and Pocket '
Pens, Pen Holders, Blue and Black Ink-
Ink Stand;, Load Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners
Pocket Mirrors, Shaving Soaps and Cream
Razors, Razor Strops, Emory Paper, Sweet Oil
Chamois Skins, Leading Lines, <fee, Ac.
Special attention is asked to a variety of ARMY
TELESCOPES, of extra quality.
The above GOODS were purchased for cash,
and will be sold wholesale and retail, at a smn'l
Any article of TINWARE furnished at short
notice. For sale, a second hand CYLINDER
STOVE for coal—a first rate Stove for a i are.
Call at aS, King street. oct 14—-4w
KHEHBY COOK & CO., 89 King st., Alexandria,
EEP a constant supply of Drugs, Chemicals,
Patent Medicines, Spices, Perfumery, Fan
cy Articles, | Coal Oil, Ethereal Oil, Lamp Oil, Lard
01, Alcohol Dye Stuffs, Paints and Paint Oil of
£-2 ll W,I L Gl»88 and Putty, Coal Oil
vamps, btove Polish, Paint Brushes, and every
article usually found in a well regulated Brug
lore ' oct 11—tf
" JOHN H.DEVAUGHAN'S
AM BR OTYPE GAL LE RV.
No. 111, King Street,
Oppoiitb the Marshall HousS)
_ oct 17—lw*
I. LOUIS KINZER,
A TTORNET A T LAW,
Alexandria, Va. •/
WILL ATTEND to the proieouJßm of (.'lain,
for damages sustained by citizens of Alex
andria and vicinity, by the use and occupation o
destruction of their property by the U. g. troop,
VTOTICE.-I shall be glad to rewire Vfr -h, .
i.l Bank Notei or Corporation small notes m
par, in payment for any and all defeto due me b'v
citizens. WILLIAM |(t|AN.
Plain and Org au* c )>»a \t-.■■■,
OCt U+~l* No. I,C\, Pt h Royal-sfreef.
TJJRAPWNG PAPER—Lunre newsrtipers
wbole and aninjured—the best kind of
wrapping paper, for sale at 5 ecnt« per lb. En
quire at the Ah xancfria Gawtte Office.
BOOKS, MUSIC, &o.
JAMES ENTWIBLE A EON,
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS. •
No. 05, King Stiu;et,
rj"AVE ON HAND and ofier for nleatlow
L± prices, for eai h, Rosewood and Mahogany
\\ riting Desks, Leather Writing """ases
Portfolios, of all sizes and prices
Pocket Knives, Pocket Ink Stands
Pocket Combs, do. Looking Glasses
Pocket Penaoldert, do. Memorandum Books
Black, Blue, Red and Carmine Ink
Steel Pens, Gold Pens with and without cases
Pen Wipers, Lead Pencils. Sealing Wax
Wafers, Mucilage, Red Tape, Rulers
India Ink, India Rubber, Bubber Bands
Letter Clips, Paper Weight*
Paper Cutters and Folders. Porte Monaies
Buckskin and Leather Purses
Backgammon Boards, Chess and Chess Beards
Dominoes, Dice, Dice Cups
Checker Men, <fee, Ac,
Also, a large stock of ENVELOPES, LETTER
FOOLSCAP, BATH POST, and COMMERCIAL
TOTE PAPERS. oct 11—8w
/OHM H. FAJL2OTT,
DEALER IN PIANOS, MELODEONS
GUITARS, and MUSICAL INSTRU
MENTS generally, and MUSIC for the latin
also, BOOKS, STATIONERY, and FAN CI
GOODS, No. 166, King street, Alexandria, Va.
W. WT ADAM,
DEALER IN WATCHES, JEWELRY, AND
All kinds of WATCHES and CLOCKS re
Store No. 78. King street. Set 11—H
HARPER * BRO.,
ARE now in receipt el the following goods.
Black French Cloilisand Cassimeres
Velvet and Silk Vestbigs
Cassinetts, Woollen Shirt* and Drawer!
Silk and Linen Cambria Handkerchiefs
Stocks and Neck-Tie , Suspenders
White and colored Flannels
Canton Flannels, Brown Drillings
Brown and Bleached Cottons
Calicoes, Bleached Jeans, Pin* and Needles
French and English Merino
Mouslaines, Comtta, Merino Shawl-
Carpets and R ga Floor Oil Cloth
Alpacas, Carpet Chain
Blue Domestic, Irlrii Linen
Black Muslin, White and Cold Cambric
Cloth and Silk Mantles
li-4 Fulled Cloths, Linseys. &c. Ac.
Also on hund a lot of Si'ks which will be told
BRYAN & ADAMS. Acmirrs, have on hand-
Brown and Bleached Cottons
Brown and Bleached Canton Flannels
Cassimeres; Cassincrs; Linseys
White and Red Flannels
Grey Sack Flannels; Calicoes; Bad Tickings
Nett Undershirts and Drawers
Gloves, Hosiery, Ac oot 11—eoflw
D No. 7r>, King street, net 7
BOOTS AND SHOES.
. MANUFACTURER OF
800 T S and SHOE 8,
A r o. 98 King street, opposite Sarepta Hall,
0t lISISIiI good HANDS wanted imme
diately. oct n_ lw
IOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER,
No. 74 King street, Alexandria,
EEPS on hand, and is prepared to manu
facture BOOTS and SHOES of all kind-
BOOTS or SHOES made at
the shortest notice, and of the best materia I
in want nf a good article in his
line, will do well to give him a call. oct 7
T AM PREPARED to furnish WOOD, Pine and
L Oa.:, sawed and split, or unsawed, by the
cord, half, or third, from C. F. Suttle A Co 's
Steam Mill, corner of Union and Gibbon streets
or by applying at my dwelling, No. 45, Duke
street, corner of Water,
oct 14—2w JOfiV CRAVEN.