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Alexandria gazette. [volume] (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, November 18, 1862, Image 4

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A man who was found very ill on Friday
night at the corner of Maryland avenue and
Eleventh street, in Washington, war* conveyed
to the police station, and medical attendance
immediately given by I>r. Willett, who stated
t hat he was labouring under a severe arack of
billions fever. He died early next morning.
His name was not given, but he said that lie
had been a Confederate soldier, and was cap
tured in Maryland and paroled, lie stated
also that he was from Westmoreland county
Virginia. lie was about fors-y years of age.
It is stated that the contractors who were
furnishing the Government with paper for the
Government Printing Office, threw up their
contracts, and Superintendent Defree. went to
Boston and bought in open market a tempo
rary supply; he was unable to make a contract
for any length of time at any price.
Edinburgh and London are perhaps the
only cities that have commenced distributing
their sewerage to the firain and grass lands in
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their vicinity; and it is now said that wherever
this sewerage has been applied the enormous
increase ia grain and grass has made it a very
profitable experiment.
The N. Y. Tribune's army letter yesterday
says that we "must not expect any immediate
"results of a startling nature to follow the
exchange of Burnside for McCIellan.''
The N. Y. World says: "Those who believe !
in the final success of the Emancipation Proc-!
la'nation, assume that the Supreme Court will j
pronounce it constitut'onal, and that the ah- !
oiition party will remain in perpetual control of |
the go\ eminent. Both of these assumptions '
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are contrary to all probability."
on Saturday night a fire occurred on the farm
of Mr. David Stonner. in Spring Garden town
ship, York county, Pa, which consumed Lis
large and valuable barn, together with all its
contents, (belonging to Mr. Henry Spenkle,
tenant,) consisting of a considerable quantity of
wheat, corn and oats, nine head of horned cat
tle. five horses, four fat bogs, and all the farm
ing utensils.
George W. Simmons, alias Charles. Lewis, is
the name of the supposed murderer of J as.
Rowan, at Princeton, N. J. He is under ar
rest. TIie evidence, 11 \ough circams tantial,
is said to be very s trong.
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Dispatches from Nashville of yesterday's
date contain accounts of five murders. Two of
the homicides were of saloon-keepers, who
refused to sell liquor to soldiers; two soldiers
were killed, cause unknown, and one negro
was kiled. The city marshal was also as
sailed and badly beaten.
In rhe forty three "districts" into which the
Poor-law Board has divided the region in which
the cotton manufacture of: England is chiefly
carried on, there are three hundred and four
teen thousand persons usually employed.?
Of this number onlv seventy-five thousand?
less than one fourth?are now fully employed;
one hundred and sixteen thousand are on half
work, and one hundred and twenty-one thous
and are wholly unemployed. The distress, al
ready i-reac is dailv increasing.
A Washington correspondent of the New
York Tribune say>: It is reported that a New
Kngland Colone! and his Adjutant were cap
tured yesterday white at breakfast with a fair
iviend. -vveia! miles from Warrenton.
There were a great number of bids for the
thirteen million loan of seven-thirties which
was awarded at Washington yesterday. The
bids were mostly from New York, and in the
aggregate were for three times the amount of
loan asked for. The rate at which the award
was made is not stated.
Some two hundred sailors from New York
city passed through Indianapolis, Indiana, on
the 12th inst., on their way to join the Missis
sippi river gunboat fleet.
The U. S. steamer Connecticut, on the 30th
ult., captured the English schooner Hermosa,
while looking for a chance to run the blockade.
A division of the Federal army at Nashville
moved from the city 011 Sunday on the Mur
freesboro'' road. Col. Morgan's force of Con
federates are at Lebanon.
The steamer Hero left the Eastern Branch
Washington on Sunday evening, with a portion
of the New York 15th (Engineer) Regiment,
Colonel McLeod Murphy, and with a number
of pontoon boats. The rest of the regiment
have since left in other boats. The difficult
task of working the rafts of pontoon boats, un
der a high wind, through the Navy Yard
bridge, was witnessed by a large number of
spectators. Each boat had its complement of
spars, flooring, anchors, pumps, &c., and
everything was conducted with systematic reg
The report that the prisoners, mostly clerks
in the Quartermaster's Department, who were
recently arrested for connection with an enor
mous fraud on the Government, by forage and
other contractors, have been released, is not
true; on the contrary the number in custody is
daily increasing as further developements are
made. The names of the accused are withheld
for the present.
General Hitchcock has been appointed Cora
j miss'oner for the exchange of prisoners. Col.
I Ludlow declined the appointment of Commis
I sioner. as it would have interfered with his
| duties on Gen. Dix's Hiaff, but as Assistant
i Commissioner will assist General Hitchcock at
I Fortress Monroe.
Col. Ludlow, yesterday completed the ex
| change *of all the officers and men captured by
the Confederates at Munfordsville, Ky., and
also of all the officers and men of the N. Y. i
regiments who were captured at Harper's Fer-1
ry. comprising five regiments of infantry, one j
detachment of cavalry and two batteries. All
these are now at Camp Douglas, Chicago, and '
will soon be ordered to Washington. The j
Munfordsville prisoners are in camp at Indian-!
apolis, Indiana, and are ready to take the field. |
The aggregate of officers and men yesterday
declared exchanged by Colonel Ludlow will
amount to about eight thousand.
Mr. Hamlin, President of the National
Frcedman's Relief Association, of Washing-j
ton, D. C., died in that city on Friday evening
last. For several months he has devoted much
time to the work of the association, over which |
he was President, and his recent labors at For-!
tress Monroe brought on illness, which resulted j
in his death. He was a cousin of the Vice j
| President, and during the last year had been j
I a clerk in the Treasury Denartment.
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Rev. Bishop Simpson contemplates a per
| manent residence in Washington. The pastors
| of the respective Methodist churches have held
J a meeting to promote the object and extend a j
I cordial invitation to the bishot) and his family, !
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Governor Pierpoint, of Tirginia, returns to
Wheeling to-day, via Philadelphia. He leaves
Col. Whaley. representative in Congress from
one of the Western Virginia district-?, to .su
perintend the transportation of the parok-d
prisoners, sick and convalescent Union Vir
ginia soldiers, to rheir homes.
The Philadelphia North American, a leading
Abolition-Republican organ, calls a national
conventionj to meet nt Pittsburg, to dissolve
th j "Republican" party, and organize a new
"War Parry/'
There is a wide discrepancy in the remark- of
Lord Brougham as riven vesterday and to-dav
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in the telegraphic summarv. While vesterday
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it wa? reported that "Lord Brougham, in a
letter, expresses his hopes that the American
government will refrain from making a servile
insurrection.'7 to-day it is stated that he "hopes
that the English government will not interfere
in the case of a servile insurrection in the
Southern States/ '
The house ol Mr. Jas. Marr. in Washington,
was entered on Sunday night by some adroit
thieves, and nineteen hundred dollars were
stolen fiom a bureau drawer up stairs. Fif
teen hundred dollars were in gold, two hundred
in silver, and two hundred in Treasury notes.
Twenty-eight men engaged by parties in
Marvland as substitutes, at 8200 aniece, wore
taken from Washington, yesterday morning. ?
They were in charge of a substitute broker,
who said he would make about $500 out off-lie
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad, have is
sued an order for the enforcement of new reg
ulations at the depot in Washington. No one
will be allowed to enter tlie gate leading to the
cars except those having tickets. No passen
gei will hereafter he allowed to cumber his seat
with baggage, valises or carpet-sacks. Passen
gers, too. will be classified and conducted to
certain cars, so as to prevent the promiscuous
assemblages which have so often made travel
ling unpleasant. Twice a week cars specially
for the sick will be run.
Rev. Dr. Pabney, Professor in the Union
Theological Seminary, is in the Southern army,
acting as an aid to General Stonewall Jack
A town meeting was held in Wethersfield,
(Conn.) on Tuesday, at which the business of
a draft was considered. The meeting came to
an extraordinary conclusion, and voted: first,
that they would have no draft; secondly, direc
ting the selectmen to pay no attention to any
orders for a draft if the Governor issues them;
and. thirdly, paying the fine imposed by law
upon selectmen for refusing to draft when or
By an invention of Capt Ericsson four men
succeeded in working a gun weighing twenty
tons, in a ste^m vessel's turret. So simple and
complete was this piece of machinery that one
man could handle the gun with ease. It takes
twenty-five men to work an Armstrong gun.
The sharpshooters now recruiting in New
York?twelve companies in all?have been as
signed to the command of Major Gen. Banks,
and will form a portion of the expedition he is
now organizing in New York, for special service
on the southern coast.
Col. Charles Howard, formerly Baltimore
Police Commissioner, was temporarily released
from Fort Warren, and arrived home in time to
see his daughter Elizabeth die, Friday evening,
aiter a brief illness.

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