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1 bus he was cut ottj ami
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mud. hoitl) to. hew hi.-,
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l« i ha- just returned to
■•, Iroiii a i.t v successful
Xorthwi tt in Virginia,
! « bii ii .- u.t have it lr.nn
Mt > that in iy t,, depended upon, is
■b brought out four hundred
' l»o hundred line cattle
: llowii Jack ...lilille, Wes
"•«•« "-'l Walkersville. At
"'J" d< troyed a large amount of
"• stores At Buchanan, be
M .. Long, of the Third (Van
h ■" cavalry, of Aver ill's bii
bm.>iii.t null and horses
' i otnplete, besides the
• '■' building*, containing one
," ! '■'' i-1,, of shelled oats and at
"" *OrtbOf t'.unlet master,
'; andmedical stores one thou*
tnd 11.tii.l i.l ■ ihaii arms nil t 'juip
inent* He also .1. itroyed the telegraph
11":. and brought awaj the instruments.
He also captured the bank at Weston, |
with upward .'1 |>.'i,tH>o in all kinds oj
funds, whiih will l.c turned ovei t.' <!'••
i oiifi derate < iov< mini nl liv capluri .1
,:. .-.ii .tit,- ,! i tii it- hundred 1 •> i ioui 1 -. and
broke I.j- the home guard organizali 'ii
everywhere he went, ami has returned
without the li-?--- >>l a man hul has
hitiiight "ni some recruits
1 ROM I I hi, 111\
Mtho.'.gh we have "robbed the era
die and the grave" to gathei men to re
ph*t< i.iii ilwindhne army, yet, nomattei
it !i,n a \ aiiki t sets foot, li* lv.'l- nine
good I'onfederatt ready {~ dispute liis
pa . age
i.iv .I tccounts tiiiin Florida 'i thai
tin- enemy are again on amove from
< .iv. n Gave Springs, willi three thousand
11. . 10 and three hundred white troops
'liui were though! 1,, li.. advancing on
Gainesville; but when our tropps were
ready to meet them, they did not conu
1 1.'1.M laH'l IAN V
M c hun from an uithcntic source that
mi Wednesday last the enenij coin
liieii.-eil in advance from Bayou Sara to
wards Jackson, Louisiana t'olonel Scotl
, met them, and, aftei a sevort iii.'!it, re
pulsed them with severe loss.
The enemy returning with large rein
forcements, our troops evai uated Clinton
and fell back towards Liberty.
On Thursday the Yankees started on
a general raid, pillaging as usual They
visited the towns ol Clinton, Woodvilh*,
Williams's Bridge, Green boro', faugipa*
hoc »tid < Hyka \i it', u-counts flu •.
Wel still in motion.
1111: i.i.tt, ~ st■ 1
lii.l of tin Itarri line of steamers
havi arrived at a < -onfedi rah 1 •; i laden
with ciiiisi 'i-i:;.'nl .cl L-lothuiu and 1-1 m
?\ i i■-, Ih-?Sxiithern inn)
1 7. • ! .- tin: ii/ / / »
Cash »eak M.»i st Chawi.>ki> I
.\l*l!l ■ i '. I -■' . i , 1 i e'.l'l I -~
Again tht N ~'t: . . •- an in I :11 roll •U •
■.. . :!i \ til. i. Ye -!•:.: ii kir- |
ii.i -in.;.. droi • ;ti, in .■.,•*,:, - ilienall !
do th ■ . ~.,;.; . tb .! the*. \..ii unable I
fo , ari , ;ii'.a -. iii! iii, ii cat lb nlnch were 1
i a/.iii 'ti. IL; - id, ol tin i!\,i m iieii j
iin , catiii in .-)/ii'
V\ c eaptui --l aboufr lif'ty head and j
pressed .-. Iwrd upon litem that they
failed lo burn lhe bridgeaeross the river.
They set lite to it, a?> well as Sherman's
mill, near it ; but our boys pressed on
and put out the lire before any damage
was done. We saved one hundred md
fifty barreli til tloui and one thou: tud
bushels of wheat at this mill The fund
ish spirit ol the enemy has been fully
exhibited in their raid between Ibis point
and Staunton. Almost ever) barn was
burned -scarcely one now leinaiuii .
and those who, a few -iuvs ago, hail iiar
vested such abundant crops that theii
bams would scarce contain them, are
now without a Hutlicienc) foi their own
consumption. It is distressing to hear
of sucli wanton destruction.
Thi?, will teach us a new lesson when
we again visit the fertile valleys beyond
the Potomac.
The force which vi-iitcd thi section
was cavalry alone, numbering aboul
.-■.'l.t thousand.
The main body ol Lhoii army has not
advanced much farther than Harrison
bur-r, according to the best tt- i-oimts.
I never felt itn.»..- forcibly the real evil
?'! w :ii than on yesterday, when I visited
the residence oi widow li rat tan, neai
Mount, i 'iaw ford. The house was entirel)
deserted, mid bad the " weird sister*;" ol
Macbeth held their nocturnal level . in it
foi months, the destruction aud wanton
| waste ol property of every description
could not have been surpassed Ever)
drawer and every closet was ransacked
and the contents torn up .-.n i scattired
in every conceivable mannei over tin
i floor. I iaw"nothing which seemed to bt
uninjured. Empty jars, lately lilted with
i-i-•».-.•. rve-« lard,.'.. , were scattered al ,>ut
the porch and yard Keathers wen at
terexl in every room , aud books, letters
and papers some very valuable wore
trampled in the dirt in every direction.
A large map, hanging in the hall, and the
piano, were the onl) things which seemed
to have escaped the general confusion
The latter, however, had several uf its
keys stripped ol ivory. .Nor did ti.ey
confine theii pillaging lo private property
and such things a-, are of use to lho
liovcrnmeut. liven the tinest specimens
of natural beaut) were sacrificed totheir
love ol destruction 1 visited Vtoycr\.
Cave the morning aftei the Yankees
had left Here many uf the beautiful
scenes so graphically depicted by Pojrte
Crayon were broken t.. pieces ami much
injured by the universal desire of Beading
something to- home a-, captured Iran* the
Perhaps Porte Crayon himseU hmk
tbiis occasion to carry nil some oi the
most coveted piece.-., *t* W e art told hu
vvah wlh thai army.
As it mai be of interest to those who
are acquainted with the cave, I will stale
tin- names of those pi.:L. most injured b)
the enemy. "Tho Bricle's Cuke was
more injured than anything else.
•'The Chandelier " and "The <ial
hry " were much robfcjed, and in " The
Garden of Eden* many marks of them
are l< ft.
Strange lo sty, I saw no mark of their j
crossing "'the Rivei v '!y k *," but perhaps
so many ol them bad crossed il nea r
\> im he-.t.i lint those reinaiuing weie
loth t«> follow. Asa Tennet
LA lES i FRoM IH E X (//.' TH.
Northern pajiers of the Kth instant
have been received. The news i.-. intei
The following is Stanton's bulletin to
\\ au Department, (
\\ a ,in-,.,ri.n, Octobei V. A M \
Uajto- C: at ral bii, Neu ) ■■■ i
lv ... lti'i-nt dispatch, it was mentioned
licit Major < Jeneral Shcriuan was taking
measures to protect his communications
from tho rebel forces operating against
tht in Dispatches received last night
shun the fulfilment ol this expectation.
Major General George 11. Thomas was
sent t-i Nashville to organize troops in
lv district and drive. Forrest from our
line, while the attention of General Slur
man was "directed to the movements of
the main rebel army in lhe vicinity of
Atlanta. On the Ith of October, the rebels
had captured Big Shanty, but they wore
followed closely up by General Sherman.
On the (ith, a severe engagement was
fought by our forces undtr General John
E. Smith, and tLu rebel forces under
General French, in which the rebels were
driven from the Held with heavy loss,
leaving theii dead and wounded in our
hands. The details arc given in the ful
lowing dispatch from General Thomas
Nashville, Tens., October <>.
lUmoraldt /:'. M. St„, t ton, dr. :
The following dispatch is just received
from »'hatt'tiMit'. |
General Smith, who left here yesterday,
sth instant, telegraphs' that the enemy
retreated lust evening from Allal a,
moving m the direction of Dallas, leavini!
dead and from four i-i live hundred
wounded in oui hands Our loss is.about
one hundred killed and two bundled
vi iiunded,
The railro.'til bridge near llingu'old ih
• • hed •• i\ i c■.!■ i -1.. >
•- .- Mooke,
I-u iis -in (ii ! , nil Shi i man - i.... ;;, -,
ill patch in- It 'day but tin i. Heal
.■I ihe enemy toward iMllas mdii at.-,
ii ii It. /, i t lose uj'«.ii Iheii i'- it neai
Ail.ttoomi I i. ive n .'tjit ud ol IGm scan
ut \\ a llhulll Ul ll :i !:i!' piCSUIIH tl- ll
il.i » ,m j.ii-ii'ie- Korre ;l its tapidli i
tlu - litioii .-; tin roads w ill admit.
l have |U -! t'ei eivi -I the follow in;.' dis
pattli from G< neral f.raii| ci dated
Hunt.- vii.-. lv I* M, < ictober ii
i ii-j i- 'tn ie! lejiorted drowned in cross
in the Elk rivei i-i in. Ho lost his dis
pati bes while i rossing tho river, iii: re
ports lhat two rebels were captured yes
lerday, who sai that they left Forrest at
Lawronceburg the night before, crossing
southward, tieueral Morgan's advance
was skirmishing with the enemy this
morning on Sharvis's creek, he being mi
able !.i cross the creek ou account <i.
hi ii water. Hi hopes to bu able to cross
tomorrow, when he will push him t'ur
thei on. The Mabaina railroad will be
repaired lioiu here t.i Pulaski in one
week iiiiorue 11. I mum is,
M-ijoi '■ iencral
\nother, but it lotticial, dispatch, re
poi is as follows :
The telegraph lifts been repaired to
AJlatoona tn day. The action of yesterday
was severe, French attacking with his
division, seven thousand strong, Htnl siit'
fering heavily, leaving his killed und
wounded in our hands to the number of
one thousand, while w>- lost onl*, tin.-.
hundred Tl.. tight lasted six hours.
From Florence we learn that Morgan
has Forrest cornered, and In- captured
his transput tation, and that the gunboats
prevent :ill retreaf across the Tennessee
t iin.
l;i Ki>
Satisfactor) reports ol the operations
ni progress before Richmond and Petei •
burg have been received ; but their de
tui- ne not al present propei t"i publi
A dispatch from General St t-enson re
| ports thai .in otlicer of General Sheri
dan's staff has just arrived General Shei i-
I dan was --uli at Harrisonburg iii:- sup
j ply trains were going on all right, occa
i sionall? interrupted by guerrilla parties,
ih- only rebel forceon the road
General Kosecrans reports that Gen
t-.iil liv iii;.* made good his retreat to
Holla, losing onlj a few stragjj lers an.i
tin? killed and wounded on the way,
which were ver j lew. From the number
■ mi. the wounded of the rebels, the enemy's
' loss will not fill much short ul a thou
; -sand placed honsdu combat.
[Signed] Eowin M. Stanton, '
Secretary ul War.
Uudei its general uews head, the Gu
•st ii has the following :
According to the Utcst advices from
Missouii, General Price reached the
•Osage river ou Thurada) ; but was pre
vented Irom crossing it by the Federal
force Unit was posted on the opposite
.side. A desperate engagement is said to
have ensued; but, as in sofrequently the
casein these encounters, the result oi it
w:is not known. It wa. thought, how
ever, that Price would cross the river at
some point higher up. II he succeeded
in doing so, ■ inarch ol a few miles only
would bung hun to Jefferson City, the
capital of the Stall utd the point b> w is
• t/ideiitly aiming to reach.
• lUI.O.
Th c GiueW says that on the Vth gold
Open** I at 200 and closed at 200 i 2 , an
advam, ■-* ol Q il-4.
A dr*} ye of three thousand heel cattle,
from Tci were driven safely acroes the
Mississip vi river, at a point not necessary
to inentio '», several days since, aud are
now on Ih '-'• **] *° Hood's army.
The Puberal or Mas. Rose Oi.ki.m
now The death, by drowning, of Mrs
Rose tfreenhow. near Wilmington, North
Carolina, last week, has been already
noticed. She leaves one child, an inter
esting little daughter, who is in a con
vent school at Paris, where her raothci
left hei upon her return to this country
Hundreds of ladies lined lhe wharf at
\\ ilmington upon the approach of the
steamer bearing afrs Greenltow's re
mains. The Soldiers' Aid Society took
charge of the funeral, which took place
from the chapel of Hospital No. 4. A
letter to the St ntinel, describing it says
" li was a solemn and imposing spec
i icle 1 lie profusion 1.1 why lights round
lhe corpse; the quantity of choice Hon
us, in crosses, garlands and boquets,
scattered over it; the silent mourners,
sable robed, at tho head and foot; the
tide of visitors, women and children,
with streaming eyes, and soldiers, with
bent heads and hushed steps, standing
by, paying the last tribute of respect to
the departed heroine. On-the bier,
draped with a magnificent Confederate
Hag, lay the body, so unchanged us to
look like a calm sleeper, while above all
rose lhe tall ebony crucifix emblem of
the faith she embraced in happier hours,
uiul which, we humbly trust, was her
consolation in passing through the dark
water-i ol the river of death. She lay
there until two o'clock of Sunday after
noon, when the body was removed to the
Catholic Church of St. Thomas. Mere
the funeral oration was delivered by the
Rev. Dr Corcoran, which was a touching
tribute to the heroism and patriotic de
votion of the deceased, as well as a sol
emn warning on the uncertainty of all
human projects and ambition, even
though of the most laudable character.
"The coffin, which was a-, richly de
corated as the resources ol the town atl
mittcd, and -.till covered with the Con
federate flag, was borne to Oakdale Ceme
U ry, followed by au immense funeral
tko-trgc A beautiful spot on a grass)
slope, overshadowed l-i wavering trees,
and in sight ol a tranquil lake, was
■ !i" en for liet* resting place. Bain Ul in
torrents dm ing the da) ; but as the coffin
was being lowered into the grave, the
sun burst forth in ii.c brightest majesty,
md a rainbow of the. most livid color
■[ tuned tin lioii/on i.i. t, . :,,-, ( .j,t t| lt
omen, not only loi her, the quiet deeper,
who aftei nt till" - i-i ii:' ; md a tumult ii
ous ami checkered life, came to peace
and res! a! !a>t, bill al „. l.t oui beloved
couutiy, over whit h tw tm-t the rain
bow -.1 hope will ere long shun- with
bright! st dyes
" I'ln' pal] bearers were Colonel Tan
sill, ? I.!-.; i-i tiiii to Oeneral Vt biting ,
Ma-,.?! Vanderhorst, J. M. Seixas, Esq.;
Ih de i'luT-.-t-it. Hi*. Micks and lir. Mcd
way General Whiting and Captain C
It. Ptiindexter, representing the two >ci
vices, were prevented from acting as pall
bearers," the former by reason of absence,
the lutte: iti consequence ol illness."
IK.iii Tkan'm -Mississippi.- It is the
general opinion in other portions of the
Confederacy that the portion of Louis
iana lying along the river is, .and has been
foi a long time, conquered. TliU is not
-o There is not a point above tii- Itayou
Piaquemine that the Yankees hold except
their fortified places ; and they are com
pelled b) the ceaseless vigilance ol scouts
and cavalry commands lo keep close to
the r lines*
Ex-Governoi Henry lohnson, of Lou
isiaua, is dead.
Ex-Governor Morehead, of Kentucky,
is making patriotic speeches in Texas.
Oeneral Magruder and staff were at |
Shreveport on the 24th,
The corn crops of Texas this year are
said to be iiiiltien.se.
Hy the census of ISt>0 f the white popu
lation of Louisiana was three hundred
and seventy six thousand nine hundred
and thirteen , yet, at the last election, on
iin new abolition constitution, tho Whole
vote cast only amounted o. ih,,u
-i.'iiiil and forty two, or one in fort) seven
of the entire population
Dkath in CoLONF.I, IVirioN.- A let
ter it. the Norfolk t Va ) Regime, speak
ing ot the death of Colonel Patton, (late
i-i Richmond,) aftei the battle of fisher's
Hill, says:
"lie was mortally wounded in the
light on Monday, and caniedto Mr. Wil
liams's house, in this town, from whence
he will be buried some time to da).
(jeneral Karly sent a Hag of trine to
General .Sheridan to inquire respecting
him Believing that he was mortally
wounded and not likely to recover, be
requested that he might be buried in such
a manlier that a citizen designated in lus
communication would be able to identify
his remain.-, at the same time requesting
such information concerning his uondi
tion as General Sheridan might liud it
convenient to communicate. In accord
ance with instructions from General
Sheridan, Colonel Edwards has for
Winded all the fects in the case which
will doubtless be conveyed to Early in
due btpason by Hag of truce."
Yankee Prisoners Removed.— The
Yankee prisoners have been removed
from Andersonville, Georgia, to safer
point-. When they began to take the
tain foi their new destination, believing
it to be for the purpose of exchange, they
weie in high .-pints. It is la polled that
to the inquiry as to v hi in they would
vote at the ensuing in -. leutial election,
with scarcely a dissenting voice they re
plied, enthusiastically, Lincoln, so great
was the delight at the supposed ex
In the Alabama Legislature, now in
session, Mr. Beeves has ottered a-joint
resolution for the enrollment ami organi
zation of all able bodied male si,;ve-»,
whiih was referred.
Sickness.—•Much sickness ii reported
among the enemy at Now Orleans ami at
Baton Rouge. The yellow lover is also
prevailing at Key West and the Toitugas.
The Dayton (Ohio) Journal says that
the Hon Ben Wade takes the stump for
Lincoln this week. He speaks first nt
Meadville, I'a ,"on Saturday.
A merino buck was sold at the Ver
mont State fair last week for three thou
sand dollars
BitANiiiNi. THE Yam.ci; Tnoai. —The
" suggestion," officially made by thy
chief medical officer of the volunteer ser
vice, provost marshal' - bureau, that all ac
cepted recruits should bu marked with
the letter 1 in the Hindi ef the back has
created a good deal of indignation among
sonic ol the Yankee papers. The Chi
i ago Tinas, commenting on it, says :
"The fanner brands his cipher upon
his hog; the slave diivcr, in case of an
incorrigible slave, brands a letter upon
his baud, the French, in their days of
barbarism, branded the infamous T. V.
P. upon the shoulder of the galley slave,
but today the only white in«n on earth
who arc forced to undergo what civiliza
tion long since rejected as too scandal us
and ignominious are the people who call
themselves Americans Is it nol utterly
shameful that men fo whom has de
scended the heritage of Washington and
the Patriots of the Revolution should to
day be not only the abject slaves of a
coarse, brutal tyrant, but that his bun
ions should brand upon their backs marks
which have ever distinguished the vilest
criminals, ll the once proud sovereigns
of this country must become impover
ished, and lose their lives iv obedience to
the miscreant at Washington, can they
not be allowed to sock poverty and Und
their graves without bearing upon their
bodies the infamous brand ol criminals ,J "
Tin: Recent Battle at Sai.tvii.i.e.
Our force's at Saltville have buried one
hundred and six white Yankees and one
hundred and fifty negroes, and have
eighty six of their wounded, as the re
sult of the late fight there. < >ur own hiss
is now officially ascertained to be thirteen
killed, one hundred and ten wounded,
and twenty-three prisoners. A lettei iv
the Petersburg Express, speaking of this
battle and the way the reserves be
haved, says :
"The topography of the country in
the immediate vicinity of the battlefield
is mountainous. It is about one mile
from the salt works, and a part of it can
be distinctly seen from the works Our
reserves, who behaved like veterans,
were stationed in a deep valley, and were
charged by the Yankee cavalry from the
eastern slope ol the valley, over a clear
field In this chargi welost twentj one,
who weie taken prisoners. Thi ie
t-ivts then fell back and orcupied the,
western slofie ol the valley, which is
thir-kly covered with briars md under
i ow th.
" Here the enemy attempted anothei
charge, cotnhtg with sabres drawn, and
yelling like wild Indians, Our reserves
stood like awallol adamant, with thicks
nni.lam lied aud hearts uiuuovvd, await
ing the onset. When the Yankees ar
lived within full range, the sturdy sons
ni Southwestern Virginia, recollecting
tin- gallantr) .-I their*forefathers, and the
sacredness ol theii homes and firesides,
poured volley after volley into the mas
isive columns of the foe, causinu him at
first to recoil and ultimately t-> fall back
in great disorder. The dead bodies of
the invaders thickly strewed tbe ground
in all this vicinity, and the stench is iv
"The battle commenced on Sunday,
about lo A. M., ,ui-l continued al inter
vals until dark. About i<» P. M. it wasi
discovered that the enemy were retreal
ing, and carrying off such of their wound
ed as the* means at hand would permit'"
The-Oil Wells of Pennsylvania
The wells of petroleum oil in Western
Pennsylvania are yielding marvellous!
fortunes. The New York I lor aid, in!
noticing them, sa\.-i;
"There is one petroleum aristocrat, for
example, who has an income uf three
thousand dollars a day - and gives to a
country town in New Voik tii waste it
There is another petroleum aristoi i\i
who has the same income -and remains
in the ml region, where he cannot find a
house ni'-?.- mvugh to hold his} money,
and lei??, to refuse greenbacks because
they arc bulky. Another aristocrat is
not twenty years old*, and his income is
two thousand dollars a day. He was a
poor, adopted boy a lew years ago, and
now he rule-- the rural roast like a pro
vincial prince, lie bet?, seventy live
thousand dollars on a card; he buys a
splendid span of horses and a new car
riage, takes a drive, and presents the
whole equipage to bis coachman ; he in
dulges in all tbi foolish and riotous ex
travagances ot a man who has more
money than he wants and can limi no
place to spend it. Let him come on to
New ami he can spend hi> two
thousand per diem like a gentleman and
tun in debt besides, unless he practices
economy and avoids fashionable tailors,
hotel.-, and restaurants."
Cbeerinu The Columbus Enquirer
is eherred by the most gratifying verbal
reports of the present condition of den
end Hood's army. Recruits are pouring
in daily in large numbers, and the spirit
ol the men is greatly better than it lias
been at any tune since Jul> The visit
of the President has aroused much en
thusiastn, and patriotic emulation among
the several commands has now taken the
place ot the bickerings that were so pre
valetit a short tune ago.
.Skhi.ii s Accident. —A youth, the sou
ot Major W. A Black,of Ellarille, Geor
gia, came to his death a few day s ago in
the following-manner "He was sitting
on a fence with a case-knife in hit, hand,
when suddenly he fell off, and, striking
his neck against the knife, inflicted a
very Severe Wound across his throat lie
lived but a few days after the accident
Advice inn Am:, -'lhe Macon Tele
graph thinks Lincoln should apply a new
term to the insurrectionists, as he is
pleased tO call the boys ill Ihxic, Btncc
lii ant says we have robbed the gran- to
recruit our amies Perhaps in future
he yvill style us resurrectionists.
RaiLKOAM is Oi'EKATiuN. -Trains now
run regiilh>rly over the Mobile and Ohio
railroad to Corinth. The Memphis and
('haricoton road i* used for a distance ut
nearly fifty miles in the direction of
Chattanooga. That whole country is
free from the enemy.
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ii. ii. lffi****!***| tin* IHilkit, §U_t that, " lie 1-oJi > a-i
tilaUgli lio luil a lit'lu m 'H* i"« - lli-t, kUiI Wits Ifjrtaf
to tfcnhr a "luUind d t*wa tin; Icf wi tui|r«w*en "
NO. 89.
local matters.
A Karl Mißi.EtiKii and Tokown into
ti:i; Hock.— Al an early hour yesterday
morning, the body of a while* m;-.n, named
William Haley, was found Crating in
the dock, between the GaMego and Cren
shaw nulls. When lifted out and placid
upon the ground, it was found tfiat his
right ana whs very much bruised ami
-swollen from heavy blows, his head par
tiallv scalped, one of his broken,
ami other cuts and bruises about differ
ent part- o! his person. Dr. Cain 11, who
was called upon to sraarinr the roiput,
gave it as hi-; opinion that the deceased
hail been foully dealt with and then
throwii viii board, and thai tlrfdeed had
been committed within dm past fort)
eight hour-,. When the bod) was <iis;
covered it nas entirely divested of cloth
Haley was at one time I member of
Major Bridgford's First Virginia (Irish)
battalion, lie was afterwards discharged
from service, ami then obtained employ
ment at Lie Confederate States Labora
tory, at which place he was engaged up
to the time ot his disappearance. On
Thursday or Friday last Ik- was paid oil',
receiving three hundred and twenty dol
lars, from that time till Saturday after
noon he was somewhat under the influ
ence of liquor, but was act consitiered
by his friends to be drunk. Saturday
evening at live o'clock was the last time
he was seen by any ol his acquaintances,
and the) most plausible supposition j.-,
that some tune during that night he was I
murdered, robbed and thrown into the
A jury of inquest was held over the
body itt twelve o'clock yesterday, under
the superintendence of Justice Charles
F.. VVortham, assisted by High Constable
Ceorge A. Freeman, Several witnesses
were examined, but none of their testi
mony threw any light upon the affair,
hitd the verdict of the jury, therefore,
was, that the deceased came to his death
by violence indicted by some person or
persons, unknown to them.
Vi i ihent to a Chii.ii \ little girl
was violently run against yesterday
morning, in the neighborhood ol Sea
brook H0,p.t.1. by an ambulance, t->
win h iv,i-s attached » pail "t runaway
horses, an-l ->• seriously injured inter
nally th« L bill little hopes are entertained
ol her recovery. The whei Is ol the ye
bide I-nth escaped running ovei the
unfortunate little creature, the hub t->
one i.t the aa striking her in the breast
and knocking hei senseless, tome ills
tin.;.' off, thereby producing tho injury
undei wliii'h she is suffering
zens of Louisa county, \ irgiuia, naineil
Andrew .Jackson and I. A. Benson, were
carried before Confederal Mates ('thu
missiouei Sands v< sterda) morning to
answer tho charge ol trading iv green
backs. The case was partiall) exam
iiii-l and then continued till this morn
ing. It appears that a Confederate offi
cer, who was authorized by the Secre
j tary of War, as provided by law, to pur
! chase greenbacks, applied lor some loan
i Israelite on Main street , Imi he having
leant- himself for sal.-, the applicant waa
referred to Jackson and Benson, whoi
weie at tho moment in the act ol leaving
the st.oe. The Government a»ent ap
| plied to them as directed , but the pricj
! asked being too high, no bargain was
i made. In a short time afterwards, the
fact that Jackson and Bern on were tr.
ing to dispose of greenbacks became
known to the detectives, and they were
arrested. By an act of Congress, the Se
cretary of War is authorized to purchase
Federal greenbacks • but a?, that same
body has passed a law making it a penal
offence in any citizen to sell them, how
are the) to be obtained in a legal man
net .
COSrEDIK ill. Si i ll- lIISTKICT Coi'RT
\t Ii o'clock yesterday morning, ac
cording to adjournment the da) '"lore.
• '.ii; •' Italy burton opened his court.
In the case of Prank M. Umnby, Wil
li.itti U 11 s, Charles McNeil, and
Fdward Middleton, members of DementS
Maryland battery, who claim their dis
charge from service, under writs of habeas
carpus, on lhe ground of lieiug e\ii>--s
from Maryland, the petitioners werert
cognized lor their appearance to day.
James H. Powell's petition for dis
charge from serviie was continued t.ii
A writ of habeas eorjius was awarded
Ann-. M Herring, and made returnable
to day
Court adjourned till to da) .
HrsTixi Court -The second day's
proceedings of lhe Octobei term of ihe
Hustings Court oi Magistrates are as
Margaret Andrews, charged with burn
in-' the bouse on Seventlistreet, between
Cary and Canal, known as Myers's
kit-hen, in which were living a uumbei
uf destitute families, against one ol whuui
she had a spite, w;ii examined; but, loi
want -ii' sufficient evidence to < unvict her,
she was discharged.
Henry Winston, slave of John M. God
"din, charged with breaking into the house
ol Alexandei R llolladaj and stealing
therefrom ..ix thousand dollars 1 worth ot
groceries, was found guilty ami sentenced
to be -sold beyond the limits of the Com
monwealth His value was assessed by
the court at five thousand live hundred
The court then adjourned till eleven
o'clock thi?-. morning
Mayor's Coi'RV Monday morning
the Mayor held his court, when Ihe 10l
lowing cases were taken up and coosi
lined •
Three charges were preferred against
Calvin Henry, a soldier, belonging to the
Twenty-eighth Virginia regiment the
first ol which wa-. for assaulting Ste
pheii It Mallory, a sun of Secretary
Mallory, by shooting at him wjth <
loaded .'.un. The accused denied
shuotiiiu. at Mallory, but said that
he uid) shot his gun in the au to
scat.* him. The second oIH-uce wa,
thai of stealing • pocket book, containing
four hundred dollars io money and rati
mis papers of value, the property oi
Joseph Duckworth, on Frida) orSetur
day night. I pon these two charges the
Mayor sent the accused vu for examina- j
§iicjm.oub' $i;;p<Tfcjr.
job riinvTmo wkatt.y k- uv—_u.
A ,'., rtlwTii. n: < will l~- ii.s. ritsl *tt tht? mt* uf i «-)
■•>"' i '.: • i-«-r •qSAre ti.r.a.'li mii rti.,ii ei<it .mm
i'.r It's.) i-wit-Mutc it i*******. *
I~ir:-.i «,1,. rtWtti! nt*. m txaet trrppi'rtNiri.
Aim rtbctucut* publutJur-d till forl.i J *ill Lei l.itff-ti
jjct jiu.'Tt- for • v..ty i.'i n -titni.
lion before the Hustings Court— The
third charge was thai of feloniously cut
ting and stabbing a negro named Henry,
slave of the Central Railroad Company.
No particular? ware develops*! in this in
stance, and the case was continued till
ibis ui'-mhig.
Two negro* -, named Arnericua, slave
of Angelina Wingo, and .lane, slave of
Robert A Tompkins, were charged with
I f'eloiii-iii-i;, and m-di.-iously setting fire to
the house of Mr Tompkins. The evi
dence against the accused is said to bo
strong; but the alleged offence hav
ing been committed in the county of
Henrico, the parties were sent toa county
magistrate for examination, .md there
fore no testimony wa - call- d out b.:fore
the Maynr.
ileofce Knantf and Henry Ihnll,
charged with fighting in the street, were
each required to pay a line of $20 and
••ive security to keep tin' peace and be of
good behavior for twelve months.
Mary Ann Can wag charged with
keeping a disorderly house; l>ut, the
complainant not appearing when the
case was t ailed, the accused waa dis -
Aaron, dare of Joseph 11. Anderson*
and Lewis, dan* of James Powell,
charged with stealing a bag of coal, wcro
each ordered to receive twenty lashes.
Seaton Anderson, a free negro with
out paper-., arrested with a lot of tur
nip-; and potatoes In hh' possession, sup
posed to have been stolen, was sent to
tie- batteries.
M iv-i:-; Court, umh;ihv Mary
Collins, charged with assaulting and
beating Elizabeth Winhokt, was dis
charged, the complainant not appearing
to testify against her.
Calvin Henry, charged with cutting
and stabbing Henry, a slave, was re
manded back to jail to await the appear
ance of parties, witnesses to the trans
A tine was imposed upon Samuel M.
Bally, charged with interfering with tho
gas fixtures of the city by turning tho
'gas mi bfs premise,, ou Ninth street, l.c *
i md Leigh, after it was turned oil by
otder o! the prop, r authorities in conse
quence "I failure to settle his gas bill
Two negro drivers, in the employ of
•I,iiin (' Maynard, named Moses and
Toti, were ordered to be whipped for
driving theii teams faster than tb-' --'-It
nance allows
i.;• ii. t-i.r Krpokt Information
has '- tched this city, having tome scru
bland ol truth, that Adjutant George*
W liartm.?.. ~i t'.i|itii,-i Th itnas .1.
Ei'ins's !, imenl ot reserve forces who
was on i visil ; t- King and county
[at the time, lias l>een mortall) wounded
i.i the enemy and is a prisoner in theii
hands The report ia, that hiin.-.eli and
Capta n \\ illiam Fleet, the enrolling tdß
cci foi the fecund Congressional District,
started out a few days since, al tht head
ol ii small force, to repel a parly ol Yan
kee raiders who made theii appc****auce
iv tin lower part ol the county of King
and Queen, ami coming up with them,
an engagemi nt ensued, which resultc 1 ia
the final expulsion of the ent-mv , but
during the contest both Adjutant Hart
man and Captain fleet received wounds
of a ii ry serious character ami fell into
the hands ol lite enemy Adjutant
Hart man i- a punter by profession, and
lias, trout In- boyhood, been a resident of
tii, i ity For two years aftei the break
ing out of tin- war he served activi li id
, the field, hut was discharged afterwards
,on account ol his health. Within lho
past tin month-, he has been attached to
the reserves, during moat of which time
he has held the post of adjutant.
Attcmptim! ro Dsskkt.—S Strunk,
membei of Company E, Twenty-second
North Carolina regiment, was committed
to Castle Thunder yesterda) on tho
charge •-! attempting to desert to the eii
i un;-oil withStkalinu EllenWha
hll and Iv-lit McCarthy, women ol no
very enviable reputation, were arrested
yesterda) afternoon on Uie charge of
stealing a peckel Im-ik containing one
hundred imi sixty dollars, the property
oi Mil hi. I M llernsworth The accused
will have a hearing before tho Mayor this
Fiki The alarm of fire about fi o'clock
yesterday afternoon was caused by tho
put (id burning ol the carpenter shop of
Washington I. Jenkins, on Cary street,
near tin Seventeenth Street bridge The
names were extinguished by t!ti/"tis
.villi a lev. buckets of water !;t !-re
much damage was sustained
I lit! si in Ii -s| * -The MOSCOW ti
publishes a (rightful li-i of fires, which,
since April last, hare taken placi in dif
fer nt parts ol Ru, ia; and it adds, that
the account ol the principal disasters is
not complete The work uf Incendiaries
commenced at the end ol \pnl, in the
iioieiunieiit ..! Katonea, by the destruc
tion ol fifty four bouses; neat at ok
bans!, tv.ii hundred and lour houses
were burnt; '.t Serdobok, four-fifths of
the town licit destroyed; atMoair, one
iti:: "t the houses; at Mologa, more than
two hundred; and at ihe fair ot \ }ni
Noogorod, fifteen hundred booths and
one hundred aui forty eight houses; :ii
Patrofsk, there ••-•■.•• *-ii tins in June,
and entirequ wters of the town were con
sum. 1. The powder magazine ol Kazan
and that ot Okhta, near Petersburg,
weie blown up At Riga, two fires oi
euired; the same at Tunlen, nbei li'o
finest quarters of the town ware i M
sumed. At Orenburg, six hundred
houses were burnt, and Baki laonlya
beHp ot ruins Foui eoiillsgration-. took
place at Si Petersburg; --n «t Simbirsk,
a town which, as well as V troalavi, are
now iii rum-s. Previous to April, two
imperial cannon louadriea srore de
\\i-inn: "Coaaiaaioaaa." -TheMon
trose (Scotland) Reditu say-, it learna
'from a.punter quite uliable thai tha
Kiulof Xiibe. vv ho has gone to the I nittd
Stale-, Carries With bun the views of
the British Cioveiiuuent on tbt- pTMent
aspect of affiurs, and will otfei hhnsoH to
the Confederacy as a medium ol eesasan
nication with that Uoferwsaenfc
Isiuana W \t* ana lbs reiwiants of
thutv reginianlS are W be stationed in
Indiana uutd alter the ISvsidential elov>
I tion.

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