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Mimtarv CotitT To day.— fbe Military
Court held Its regular session at the County
Court House, Judge Friese presiding.
The only civil case before the Court, was j
that of Mr. R. R. Snyder, of this city,
charged with an assault with intent to kill
The evidence against Mr. Snyder consist/
ed in an affidavit of* Mr. Dwyer, which he
reaffirmed upon oath in Court. The affidavit
states, in substance, that, on Friday after
noon, Mr. Dwyer entered the store of Mr.
Snyder, and having completed some pur
chases, conversation turned on the war, in
which Mr. Snyder grew quite violent, wished
all the Yankees hung, reproached Dwyer
with being a traitor to Virginia, arid turning
against the people who bad supported him,
&c, whereupon somewhat of an altercation
occurred, in which Snyder struck Dwyer in
the face, whereupon Dwyer declared that he
would appeal to the authorities. Snyder said
he would have him assassinated if he did so'
and, seizing Dwyer by the collar, forced him
into his (Snyder's) office-room, and there,
holding a large knife at Dwyer's throat, com
pelled him to promise not to complain to the
authorities, which Dwyer promised, and then
Snyder let him go.
Mr. Dwyer hoped the Court; would treat I
Mr. Snyder as leniently as possible.
Messrs. Thomas Davy, -James Yansant, j
Christian Schaeffer, Dan. W. Lewis and C. j
P. Shaw testified to the irreproachable char
acter and kindly disposition of Mr. Snyder. |
The Court said that this testimony would :
go far towards rnidgatirg the punishment of .
the offence, which would otherwise have been ]
Mr. Snyder was then sentenced to pay a |
tine of $500; to give bonds to keep the peace
in the sum of $5,000, and to stand committed
to jail until the tine was paid.
The Court then took up the usual military
I Movements via! Alexandria.— The
Washington correspondents of the Northern
papers say that the Confederate army has
abandoned Vienna, on the Alexandria. Lou*
dounand Hampshire Railroad, and torn up
the track, and that Gen. Wadsworth, f ith a I
small Federal force, even pursued the Cot
federates to within a mile of the Court
House, when they, being strengthened, turn
ed and tired. A later despatch states that!
the Confederates have ki'su vacated Leesburg
as untenable, while Gen. McClellan holds
Reports were current in Washington yes
terday that the Confederate forces had aban
doned LaeHtarg. The Star says tfiat a de- :
patch bat been received from Gen. Stone's
beadqeartere stating that the Union scouts
had reported the enemy packing up iv l< »S
--larg at half-past lour o'clock on Thursday
evening. Another despatch states that citi
zens from between tho two armies represent
that hi the c urse of Thursday night all the
troops that were at Leesburg took their de
parture thence, going by a road leading a
little north of west, as though proceeding to ;
the Manassas Railroad at the nearest point, ;
As yet, this account has oot been verified.
A despatch from Alexandria says that in- |
formation derived frtrm country people living ■
around and near that place leads to the be"
lief that during Thursday afternoon and
sight all the Confederate troops posted be
tween Alexandria and Fairfax Court bouse,
at An. • da! i, and on the Bavensweod estate,
were drawn in to somewhere back of Fair
Gen. McClellan, in his reconnoissanoe of
Thursday, proceeded to the immediate vi
cinity of Vienna, from which point General
Beauregard h id withdrawn all bis forces a
day or l|Wi) previous. It was occupied by
Federal pickets on Thursday uigbt.
A very heavy fog prevailed on the river
this morning—succeeded by rain.
Reinforcements to the Federal army in
Kentucky have been ordered.
The New York Tribune gives the cold
ihoerlder to the proposition for erecting c >ast
. defences made by Mr. Seward.
The National Intelligencer contains » coi*
responden.ee between' Lord Lyons and Seer. I
tary Seward, relative to the imprisonment, of ; s
two British Subject*. Lord Lyons soys: — i
, "So far as appears to her Majesty's Govern- j <
! merit, the Sec r etary of State of the United j I
i States exercises, upon the reports of spies t
and informers, the power of depriving Bri- v
tish subjects of their liberty, of retaining l
them in prison, or liberating them, by his s
own will and pleasure. Her Majesty's Gov- s
eminent cannot but regard this despotic and s
arbitrary power as inconsistent with the i
Constitution of the United States, as at va
riance with the treaties of amity subsisting \
between the two nations, and as tending to j i
prevent the resort of British subjects to the |
United States for purposes of trade and in'il
dustry. Her Majesty's Government have i
therefore felt bound to instruct me to remon
strate against such irregular proceedings, t
and to say that, in their opinion, the author- r
ity of Congress is necessary in order tojus- t
tiiy the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment
of British subjects."
Mr. Seward responds:—"This Govern- t
mentdoes not question the learning of the r
legal advisers of the British Crown or the
justice of the defence which Her Majesty
pays to them. Neverthe ess the British Go
vernment will hardly expect that the Presi
: dent will accept their explanations of the
j Constitution of the United States, especially jl
! when the Constitution, thus expounded,;!
| would leave upon him the sole executive re
i sponsibility of suppressing the existing in- !
j surrection, while it would transfer t Oon-
I gress the most material and indispensable
power to be employed for that purpose."
From Harper's Ferry, we learn that after j;
' the tight on Wednesday, the Fs ieral forces '
1 withdrew on Thursday morning to this side i
of the Potomac, bringing with them ten '
| thousand bushels of wheat captured from a .
military depot. During Thursday the Que* I
federates did not re-appear, but yesterday ;
they oati!.' back and renewed tho tight with j
cannon across the river. It was reported '
that the Confederates design destroying
Harper's Ferry and Bolivar, and the inhabi
tants were packing up preparatory to escap"
ing into Maryland. During yesterday tb< y -
I burnt llerr's mill, on the tsiand qu the
Shenandoah side of the Ferry.
The Philadelphia Ledger says; ''That the s
; Confederate army is badly equipped, that it i
is deficient in food, that it is badly armed,
that it is not so large as our own, the South- j
em papers that reach us give a different l
1 statement of facts. • The Confederate army *
cannot be deficient in any of these things, j
j The advertising columns of tho Richmond J
papers contain aco.mnts of all kinds of mil- «
itary goods to be bad, including a large ■
amount of blankets. The prices of food ','
prove that there is a large abundance, Cat- <
tie from Texas is passing into L luieiana in
j large quantities. j
A new agency is brought forward in the '\
advertising columns of the London Morning
: Post. It is as follows : " The widow of an 'j
English nobleman would be willine to intro-I*
I duce into the best society a young lady of (
fortune, who, from her own station, would
Ibe unable to move in the higher circles un
j less under the chaperon age of one in high a
Th« Nov.' York Observer remarks that tho r
1 recent suicide of a distinguished minister of (
the Gospel -.'uu editor of a religious newape
: per, whoee insanity was precipitated by the
■ troubles of the times,suggests >he r.r.'j'rietj
of autiouing those who stand to .take heed
j lest they fall. By dwelling long and deeply -
lon nay une theme, to the exclusion of ever.- j
''■ thing else, the mind bocomes disordered. '
A recent Leavenworth paper say*;': "From '
lemeo of well known character belong
, ' ing to the nine counties on our : di r, we- j
gain information which sbowj that at least
j one hundrs 1 slave i leav i Missouri each d iy
j for Kansas.' 1 _
Capt. Louis Phillippe d'Orleans and Cap. j,
. j Robert d'Orleans are henceforth the dfsig
: nations of Comte de Parisand Doc <le Ch i
News from the South.
Large quantities of leather and canvas
sli '■'• are manufactured. Previous to and in
anticipation of the war, immense quantities ,
of leather were brought to Nashville from
Kentucky, Texas and Ms-ouri. One leather
dealer albnefought $10,000 worth of leather,
which is now beiriir Worked up. Canvas
shoes having been discovered on the feet of
some Union prisoners, the new idea soon ,
spread over tho Southern country, and the}' :
are now made in large quantities, especially
There are now in the warehouses of Nash
ville, meat and flour enough to feed the Ten
nesses troops for ten months.
Commodore Ilollius arrived in New Or
leans on the 14th inst. The city was ilium'- j
nated. J ■
The war has given a great impetus to man" :
ttfaetorei in Nashville, almost everything ; i
necessary for army purposes being nianufac |
tured there in large quantities.
The Rev. Nehemiah Adams, D. D., of Bos
ton, preached a sermon on fast day, on the
re-union of the States.
Major W. T. 11. Brooks, United States
Army, has been appointed a Brigadier Gen
eral of Volunteers.
The "baggage" of Hon. W. C. Preston,
late United States Minister at Madrid, has j
been confiscated in New York.
Vanity Fair suggests that Capt. Faulkner's
Confederate company of Alabama " blades,'
who are armed with bowie knives weighing
two pounds and a half be called the I
ioel. A L ill 4 I A C . 1861. '.
TBNTH MONTH. I S 11 N| 8 U N I
OCTOBER. • Wees,eats. «"<>*'* MUMS.
19 Saturday 6 14 6 16; o. &. *.
20 Sunday. I 615 5 I4|fnU 22 068 B.
21 Mueday 6 10 5 l£JLaat qr..81 5 17 m
-22 roeadaj ! 6 17 5 12 ! N e * 2 10 60a. j
28 Wednesday; .j 6 18 5 10 Firstqr., 9 6 88*. i
14 Thursday 8 1015 St, HIGH WATKR.
JjK-i!v ' «i 20; Bi Oct. io, —:,. —....
GROCERIES, &c. **
A NICE ARTICLE OF FLOUR, expressly }
J\. for Family use, can he hud at C. F. BUT
TLE A COS, No. !0, Union street. Call early.
oct 19—Jw _____ I
ENGLISH DAIRY AND EASTERN CHEESE, '
Ethereal and Kerosene Oil, received, and for
sale by foet 10— It•] DAVY A HARMON.
1 A BBLS. FRESH EGGSJust received by
JU oet 18—4t* DAVY A HARMON.
HA UDWARE, CUTLERY, &c.
HARDWARE. CUTLERY, HOUSEKEEP
ERS GOODS, FANCY ARTICLES, IM
PORTED AND DOMESTIC SEGARS, CHEW
ING AND SMOKING TOBACCO. Ac, Ac —
JOHN T, CREIGHTON, at bit old stand, No,
88, King street, baa on hand the best, assortment
of GOODS io the above line to he found, in the
market. To suit the present demand he has added
many things' to his usual variety, such :is—
Imported and Domestic Sogars, of various brand*
Chewing Tobacco in bars, tin foil and paper
Imported and Domestic Smoking Tobacco
Fancy Pipe* and Pipe Stems, In great variety
Tobacco Boxes, Pouches and Wallets
Tooth and other Brushes, line Tooth and Pookel ,
Pens. Pen Holders, Bloc and Black Ink
Ink Stands, Lead Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners
Pocket Mirrors, Shaving Soaps and Cream
Razors, Razor Strops, Emory Paper. Sweet Oil
Chamois Skins, Leading Lines, Ac, Ac.
Special attention is asked toauariety of ARMY
TELESCOPES, of extra quality.
Tho above GOODS were purchased for oath,
and will be sold wholesale and retail, at a small
Any artiole of TINWARE furnished at short,
notice. For sabs a, second hand CV LIN DEB,
STOVE for coal—a first rate Stove for a Btorsj.
Call at bB, King street. oct 14 —»w
TAM PREPARED to furnish WOOD, Pine and
Oak. sawed and split, or nnftawed, by the
cord, half, or third, from C. V. Buttle A Oo.'s
Steam Mill, corner of Union and Gibbon streets,
r>r by applying at, my dwelling. No, 44, Duke
street, corner of Water.
iet 14—2w JollN CRAVEN,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, &c.
Dili ft; STORK.
HENRY COOK & CO., 89 King st., Alexandria,
KEEP a constant supply of Drugs, Chemicals,
Patent Medicines, Spice*, Perfumery, Fan
ley Articles, Coal Oil, Ethereal Oil, Lamp Oil, Lard
Oil, Aloohol, Dye Staffs, Paints and Paint Oil of
I all kinds, Window Glass and Putty, Coal OP
j Lamps, Stove Polish, Paint Brushes, and every
article usually found in a well regulated Drug
Store. oot 11—If i
NOTICE —A meeting of the Stockholder* of
the Fire Insurance Company of' Alexandria,
will be held atthe offloe of the Company, <m Mon
day, the 4th day of November next, tvlr the pur
pose of boiling ;m election for twelve Directors,
toserve the ensuing year. Hours from 10, A. M.
to 12, M. By order: T. M- MoCORMICK,
oct 19—td Secretary pro tern.
NOTICE.— A large BAY HORSE came to wr
Stables about the 22d of July last Tl--.1
owner will come forward, prove property, pay
charges, -and take him away, or he will be dispo
sed of to pay expenses.
oct IS—Jw JAMES CHATHAM.
JOHN H. DEVAUGHAU'S
AMISIt () TVPEO AL L E 11Y ,
No. 111, King Street,
Oni'osrTio tiik Mai:sbai.l House.
I. LOUIS KINZER,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
WILL ATTEND to the prosecution of CUin-.H
for damages sustained by citizens of Alex
indria and vicinity, by the use and occupation o*
lestruction of their property by the U. S. troop*.
oct 15—4w :S
BOOKS, MUSIC, *c 7
JAMES ENTWISLE A SON,
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS,
No. 95. Kixc; Street,
HAVE ON HAND and offer for sale at low
prices, for cash, Rosewood and Mahogany
Writing Desks, Leather Writing Cafes
Portfolios, of all sizes and prices
Pocket Knives, Pocket Ink Stands
Pocket Combs, do. Looking Glasses
Pocket Penholders, do. Memorandum Eooke
Black, Blue, Bed and Carmine Ink
Steel Pens, Gcdd Pens with and withoutcases
Pen Wipers. Lead Pencils, Sealing Wax
Wafers, Mucilage, Red Tape, Rulers
India Ink, India Rubber, Rubber Band.?
Letter Clips, Paper Weights
Paper Cutters and Folders. Porte Monaics.
Buckskin and Leather Purses
Backgammon Boards, Chess and Chess Boards
Dominoes, Dice, Dice Cups
Checker Men, Ac, Ac.
Also, a large stock of ENVELOPES, LETTER.
FOOLSCAP, BATH POST, and COMMERCIAL
NOTE PAPERS. oct 11— 8w
JOHN H. PARROTT,
DEA I.ER 1N PIANOS, MELODE 0N S,
GUITARS, and MUSICAL INSTRU
MENTS generally, and MUSIC for the same;
also, HOOKS, STATIONERY, nod FAIiOY
GOODS, No. IOC, King street, Alexandria, Va.
W. W. ADAM,
DEALER IN WATCHES, JEWELRY, AND
All kinds of WATCHES and CLOCKS re
fW* Store No. 78, King street. oct 11 —tf
HARPER & BRO H
ARE now in receipt of the following gold*,
Black French Cloths md Cassimeres
Velvet and Silk VestlngS
Caxsinetts, Woollen Shirt-; and Drawers
Silk and Linen Cambria Handkerchiefs
Stocks and Neck-Ties, Stfi pendefl
Whit',! and colored Flannels
Oantoll Flannel,', Brown Drillings
Brown and Bleached Cottons
Calicoes. B leached Jeans, Pins aud Needles
French and English Merino
Moaslaines, Obrsetta, Merino Shawls
Carpets and Rgs, Floor Oil Cloth
Alpacas, Carpet Chain
Bine Domestic, IrUh Linen
Black Muslin, White and Cold Cambric
Cloth and Silk Mantles
C.-t Fulled Cloths. Linseys. Ac, Ac.
Also on hand a lotof Silks which will be sol,!
oct 7—>f _
BRYAN <t ADAMS, Agents, have on hand-
Brown and Bleaohed Cottons
Brown and Bleaohed Canton Flannels
Cassimeres; Oassinet*; Linseys
White and Red Flannels
Orej Back Flannels; Calicoes; Bod Tickings
Nett Undershirts and Drawers
Gloves, Hosiery, Ac. oet I!—(i'.v
BRYAN * ADAMS, Aleuts,
No. 76, Kms street, oct 7
BOOTS ASD SHOE-.
/; o o T S and BHO ES,
No. 98 King street, opposite SareptaHalh
Alexandria, Vriurun v.
fgf S-jveral good HANDS wahted imme
diately, oct, 11- -mi
HENRY C. FIELD,
BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER,
N0.74 Kin.tr street, Alexandria,
KEEPS on hand, and is prepared to manu
facture BOOTS and SHOES of all kind,.
Pool's or SHOES made at
the shortesl notice, and of tho best-material.
■ Persons in want of a food article in Lis
line, wBl do well to dire him s on'i. oet 7
RBV. 0. 0. BITTING has opened a SCHOOL
i forGlßLßand small BOYS in the house
formerly occupied by Mr. Sylyester Scott. Terms
low to punctual patrons. oct 17—lw w