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Late General Van Dorn?A Card from
His Staff.?Mobile* May 15, 1863.?We, the undersigned, in embers of the late General Van Dora's staff, hating seen with pain and regret the various rumors afloat in the public ?>ress, hi relation to the circumstances attend ing tb&t officer's death, deem it our duty to make a, plain statement of the facts in the case. General V an Born was shot in his own room at Spring Hill, Tmn., by Dr. Peters, a citizen of the neighborhood. He was shot^ in the back of the heac\ while engaged in writing at his table, and entirely unconscious of any med itated hostility on the part of Dr. Peters, who had been left in the room with him apparently in friendly conversation scarce fifteen minutes previously, by Major KimmeL Neither Van Dorn nor ourselves were suspicious iri the slightest decree of enmity in the mind of Dr. Peters, or we would certainly not have left them alone together, nor would General Van Dorn have been shot, as we found him five Biinutes later, sitting in his chair, with his back towards his enemy. There had been friendly visits between them up to the very date of the unfortunate occur n nee. General Van Dorn had never been the daugh ter o.f his murderer but once, while his acquaintance with Mrs. Peters was such as to convince us, his staff officers, who.had every opportunity of knowing, that there was no im proper intimacy between them; and for our own part, we are led to believe that there were* other and darker motives, frcm the fact that Dr. Peters had taken the oa<"h of allegiance to the U. S. Government, while in Nashville, about two weeks previously?as we are in formed by refugees from that city?that he had remarked in Columbia, a short time be fore "that he had lost his land and negroes in Ar- I kansas; but he thought he would shortly do something which would get them back." and finally, that having beforehand torn down fen ces and prepared relays of noases, he made his escape across tee country direct to the enemy's lines. Such is the simple history of the affair, and we trust that, in bare justice to the mem ory of a gallant soldier, the papers that have given publicity to the false rumors above allu ded to?rumors alike injurious to the living and to the dead?will give place in their ^col umns to this vindication of his name. M. M. Rimmel, Maj or and A. A. G-.s W. 0. SCHAUMBURG, A. A. (jr. Clement Sulivan Aide-de-Camp, R. Shoemaker, Aide-de-Camp. The postmaster at Philadelpnia, a few da}S ago. addressed Benjamin Butterworth a not* j statin e that a letter was in ibe postoffiee which was detained for postage. In response he re ceived the following spicy reply: ^ostTn^f ? ?Dear Sir: Enclosed Please hnd (1) one three ct. stamp, together with a note sent me by you. I am exceeding grateful to you for giving me notice of the letter. I think it is my oldest son, who is or was a boy of virtuous instinct, out whose want of ability to detect any material difference between his property and other peo ple's caused him t) make severa1 mistakes in the selection of goods. The resuU was that the authorities, out of distinguished consideration for his manly qualities gave him a permanent situation in an admirably conducted institution, located no great distance from Girard College, and like that institution, it aitoris excellent opportun.tics for learning. The officers of the institution became so attached,.^ to my son that he finds it difficult to leave. 'ITball and cha-11^ have also become very much attached to him; in fact, they are together constantly. I amthe father of fifteen children, mostly boys and I am from Ireland, considerably; trom which delectable turf I emigrated years since, stop ping a few ears in Australia, which L did at the suggestion of the King's Bench, Permit me to say, in conclusion, that I love you. Give my love to your "numerous wife and progeny. The National Intelligencer says: 4 lhafc Hall, the fugitive, has been enlisted in one of the negro companies of soldiers in course of being raised ia this District. ^ Whether this will prevent further investigation of the case ty the civil court, we shall not now undertake U}S&y%5> A London correspondent of the New York Herald, in a letter dated the 9th instant, says: ' T have just learned, from a most undoubted and authentic source, that two powerful iron clad war steamers, of the highest speed and efficiency, have lately sailed for the coast of | China, there to operate against American ship ? ? ! Ping, A late number of the Glasgow Herald says: 14 Another su ply of swift river steamers has been purchased at this port within a month or account of the Confederate Government." General Bank's expresses the expectation, in a private letter, that Louisiana will soon be ready to enter the Union again, and this time as a Free State. We notice in '.hi China's news that a weal thy London firm, waich had already subscrib ed twenty-five thousand pounds to tae stock ?of the Atlantic cable, have just added forty thousand more, making their whole subscrip tion sixty-five thousand pounds. Subscrip tions to the same stock in this country are also coming in very fast. In London coal is sent to che customer in sacks containing one hundreds pounds each.? These are loaded on large carts and drawn by enormous horses, with scales and weights to each cart, and if desired by the purchaser, the sack is weighed by fhe driver. Bat the hon esty of the merchant and integrity of the driver are generally sufficient. The Annual General Meeting of the Stock holders of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Compauy will be held at the office ot the Com pany on Monday, the 1st day of June next, at 12 o'clock. The Lieut. Colonel commanding the 15th Virginia cavalry was captured east of the Rap pahannock, last week, whither he had come, as he says, to be present at the funeral of his child. The D'Utassy court-martial has rendered a verdict and adjourned. The sentence is un derstood to be quite severe. N PROF. LOUIS WUNDRAM'S CELEBRATED HEliB MEDICINES, TOW for the first time introduced into this country, have been successfully used for twenty-six years in Germany, and the rest of Eu rope, and are particularly efficient in the cure of all chronic diseases. They are imported direct to this port, and their efficiency and safety can be relied upon with confidence. They are VEGETABLE PILLS and POWDERS, the best blood purifying medicine extant, and unequalled for the cure of Tetter, Asthma, Headache, Sore Eyes, Catarrh, Pain in the Breast and Sides, Spotted Fever, Chills and Fever, Dyspepsia, Scrofula, Salt Rheum, Can cer, Jaundice, Biliousness, Eruptions of the Skin. Piles, Worms, Drops}", Erysipelas, Swell ings, Open Wounds, Cholic, and. in fact all di seases caused by impure blood, or imperfect digestion. PROF. WUNDRAM'S RHUEMATIC POWDERS, a sure cure for all Rheumatic complaints. Gout in particular. PROF. WUNDRAM'S EPILEPTIC REM EDY, the only safe and reliable remedy for the certain cure of this terrible complaint. ^ PROF. WUNDRAM'S VEGETABLE ELIXIR, an invaluable remedy against Asth ma, Biliousness, Pain in the Breast, Cough,"Dys sentary, Red and YVhite Flux, Headache, Diar rncea, Cramp Cholic, i&c. PROF. WUNDRAM'S HERB TEA, a pleasant and wholesome beverage, for sick and convalescents, also for Dlspeptics, and those afflicted with nervousness. PROF. WUNDRAM'S TAPE-WORM EXTERMINATOR. ; ? u *?: PROF. WUNDRAM'S TOOTHACHE DROPS. Full directions accompany each remedy. For sale by ISAAC ENTWISLE, my 23?if sfc, Alexandria Va* GREAT BARGAINS! | BOOTS AND SHOES. J KAUFMAN (formerly of the firm o ^ ? Hecht, Kaufman & Co.) has opened store No. 16 Royal street, opposite the market, where he keeps constantly a large stock of all kinds of BOOTS, SHOES, GAITEES, &c , which he intends to sell at the most reasonable rates. Ladies and gentlemen, if you desire to get ! good and cheap Shoes, for yourself and chil dren, ulease give a call to J. KAUFMAN, No. 16 Royal street, my 13?lm (Mrs. Engelbrecht's old stand.) PAINTS OILS <fec.?1 bbl.-Spirits Turpen~ tine, 1 bbl. Native Turpentine, Copal Var nish, Coach Varnish, Japan ditto, and a full supply of Linseed Oil, Paints of all descriptions, Window Glass and Putty, Lamp Oil, Neetsfoot ?Oil, &c., <fcc., received and for sale by my 12?3 w* HENKY COOK, 39 King-st. Mayor's Office, ) Alexandria, Vam May 8, 1863. j NOTICE is hereby given that it is contrary to b-w for dogs to run at large in the Mar ket House, and all dogs so found after this date will be Killed and the owners thereof fined, my 8?tf C. A. WAKE, Mayor. | ISTEN TO THE VOICE OF TRUTH. The great .ush to 178 King street, can be explained, as follows: Calicoes?cheap; Ginghams?cheaper; De Laines?cheapest; Black and Fancy Dressed Silks?very cheap; Bleached and unbleached Mousselines?still cheaper, &c. An immense stock of GOODS at astonishing* low rates, at S, ROSWALD'S, 178 King street, my "*6?tf 2 doors above Washington. STILL MORE AND MORE INDUCE MENTS, in the way of bargains, in DRY GOODS AND MILLINER Y.?-At SCHWARZ'S old place, you can find this week Elegant Lawns at 15 cents per yard ; Splendid Lavellas at 15 cents per yard; Beautiful figured Brilliants at 25c?yard wide; Black, purple and figured Calicoes, all round, at 20 cents per yard ; Cnalleys jind Mousse de Laines, a large lot? at 25 cents per yard, and a large stock of Mour~ ning Goods, Sun Shades, Silks, and Silk Capes' and a fine assortment of Embroideries, just re" ceived, and ready to be sold cheap. Call and examine foa yourself at the cheap store, No. 132 King street, opposite Provost Marshal's, my 18?tf F^fP3?3** FOR ALEXANDRIA, WASH INGTON, AND LANDINGS on THE POTOMAC RIVER.-?The steamer KEYPORT, Capt. E. A. Ryther, will leave ier foot of Barre street, Baltimore, every Fri~ ay, at 3 p. m., for Alexandria, Washington, and landings on the Potomac river. Returning, will leave Washington every Tues day, at 7 a. m., and Alexandria same day at 8 a. m., for Baltimore and landings on the Poto mac river. Custom House permits must accompany freight for Alexandria and landings on Potomac river. All freight must be prepaid. For freight or passage, apply on board or to A. NEEDHAM & SONS, 142 Light street wharf, Baltimore, or to mh -28?tf BRODERS & CO., Alex'a. SHOES! SHOES!! SHOES!!! JUST RECEIVED, from the manufacturers, a fine stock of LADIES'," MISSES AftD CHILDREN'S CITY MADE BOOTS AND SHOES, of all kinds?all of which will be sold at a very small advance over cost, at No. 80 King street. ap 1?2m JOHN T, EVANS. im- LEANDER MAKELY, of Fairfax, is respectfully announced as a candidate for a seat in the next House of Representatives, from the 7th Congressional District. Mr. M. is a gentle man fully qualified for the position/ ana >vill? if elected, make an influential and useful mem ber. The voters of the District are requested to give him their support. my 7-te* .-VOTERS OF FAIRFAX. A LEXAKDSIA GAZETTI Job Printing Office, SWQ Si&SEX, BETWBEJ* WOfAL JJi2? FIT?