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Alexandria gazette. (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, June 04, 1863, Image 1

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OFFICE?No. 104 King street, over i
S,one!3, (formerly French's) Book Store. _ _ '
W'u. F. Kicbstein, a bookseller on Pennsyl- |
vauia avenue, in \Vashington, was arrested
and brought before the Provost Marshal yes- I
terday, charged 'with using treasonable- lan- :
gnage. lie was sent to the Old Capitol.
it is understood that Commodore Lardner j
is to supersede Commodore Wilkes in com-|
mand of the fleet in the West Indies. His I
rank will be that of Acting liear Admiral, j
like that of all the officials who are in com j
roand of fleets. j
True bills have been found against Craig, i
the forger, who recently attempted to operate J
m extensive!? on Philadelphia and Washing- j
ton bankers.
The National Canal Convention assembled |
at Chicago yesterday morning. Mavor 0. J. I
4 <*0 *> r
Filley, or St. Louis, was chosen temporary j
Chairman. Bishop Simpson offered a prayer, 1
after which Dr. Brainard, of Chicago, in be- i
half of the Board of Trade, delivered an ad-1
dress. No further business ?was transacted I
except the appointment of a committee to ro- |
port a permanent organization.
A boat expedition from the blockading fleet j
off Mobile, recently destroyed a blockade r?n- I
,.er under the guns of Fort Morgan.
The Washington Chronicle says:?t4For;
some months it has been the intention of the f
authorities to organize the employees of the j
Quartermaster's Department into companies, |
and ro that end a complete list of muster rolls j
u&8 been prepared, embracing the entire force |
of the department presided over by Genera] j
Uucker, and has been signed by the impromptu j
soldiers. Yesterday a large number of rnus- j
!:eis were received from the Arsenal for the I
nii'pose of drill.
\fc is reported that on Tuesday morning |
he Confederates were strengthening their |
picket lines along rhe Rappahannock. Col. j
ieseby's cavalry are in the vicinity of Fairfax j
JO-uo Aiouse, hovering along the Federal lines. |
3v;t two eomi anies of the negro regiment \
iovv oeing formed in Washington have been j
^eaiered into the service. It was thought |
Luc- commencement of the work that a bri- \
^fida v;ould be formed by this time.
The operations against Port Hudson have |
caused all the troops to be removed from the j
Teche country, which leaves that section open !
once more to the occupation of the* Confede- I
* sies. \
Sea. Roseerans lias ordered all officers of j
Confederate army now held as prisoners., j
-ad who may hereafter be captured in battle, j
??be placed in close confinement and strongly j
guarded. None will be paroled or exchanged, j
&r. John W. Ramsey was on Monday taken j
to Baltimore, charged with being a spy. He j
vas arrested at Uniontown. Pennsylvania, and j
several passes on his person from Rich- I
to Gen. JLmboden's headquarters. by !
it has been determined to accept th?. resig?
f nations of" C. S. ofRt&ra in the field desirous
\ of lea ring active service and resorting to the
| pica of disability, so far as to release the officer
i from field service and transfer him to the In
i valid Corps. It is thought that this will check
i - . ?,
s resignations on this .j actionable plea.
! "
A report has come by way of Matamoras,
that Gen. Sam Houston is running as a candi
date for Governor on the "Lone Star" ticket.
1 His plan is to re-establish the l% Republic of
j Texas. " The repoit is doubted.
In the case of the Berks County, Pa?,
rests, for resisting the draic, uniting with a
I . .
: disloyal society, &c., the Commissioner, after j
argument, discharged Messrs. .Reed, Seidle |
and Mufchart. Philbert and Oxemender. who |
had attended the meetings, were held in $1000. ;
Dr. l'liig, having acted as secretary, was held j
in SI,500 bail, and Haber hi $3000 bail, to an- |
swer at court, I
N. P. Iiailowell, son of Morris L. Hallo well, \
or Philadelphia, who it was stated had gone to j
Port Roval S. C.? as Lieutenant-Colonel off
v <
the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts (colored) Keg- j
imentj did not sail with them, having previ- j
ously received his commission as colonel of the i
Fifty-fifth Massachusetts llegimeni (also col- \
ored,) and which is now in camp near Boston, \
and numbers about six hundred men, Ed- [
ward Halloweli, a vounger brother, who was i
w r
Major in the Fifty-fourth, has assumed the [
Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the same, and sailed* j
; with the regiment. [
The gunboat Cincinnati, sunk at Vieksburg. I
i on the 26th ultM by the Confederate batteries |
; was an iron-clad steamer oi 512 tons, and \
! ^ 'I
1 mounting thirteen guns, and was considered 1
1 one of the best vessels of the Mississippi Squad- \
ron. I
The difficulty which has existed for some j
time between Generals Hunter and Foster, j
will be adjusted in a manner satisfactory to \
both, by the authorities in Washington. ? j
General Baxter: goes back with dispatches for
*? _ j
General Hunter. The statement that G en, IT. I
has been relieved is without foundation.
A man named Hugh Dorian has beer* ar-1
rested in Chicago for pouring boiling water on j
his wife while she was sleeping in bed, and of j
subsequently beating and maltreating her in a ;
' brutal manner. i
The Democratic Peace Convention met at
New 'fork yesterday. Fernando Wood was j
the principal speaker. The resolutions declare
that under the Constitution there is no power
to coerce the States by military force, and that
the war is contrary to the Constitution and
should be put an end to. They therefore pro-:
po?e a suspension of hostilities and the call of :
a convention to "settle the manner of the re-1
construction of the contending sections."
The Richmond Enquirer says that the Con- j
federate Army of Northern Virginia is be di- j
viaed into three corps d'armee, to be com* J
rnanded respectively by Generals Longstreet, ;
Gwell and A. P. Hill
The Washington Republican favors the ap
! plication to the Secretary of the Treasury,
j "by the Soyas merchants and business men of
| Alexandria to have the commercial and block
; ade restriction* upon that port removed.}? It
j goes on to say, it is claimed, that "'disloyal mer
i chants of Washington are permitted to carry
! on an unrestricted trade, while loyal merchants
I of Alexandria cannot legally import an article
j & itht i in a long ano ?jilaiory process through
| both the War and Treasury Depart munia iar
j a apeeial permit." ?
Some 01 the ^Northern pDpors have re*
] cently quoted what they said was a re
I mark 01 Mr. Seward to Lord Lyons in
I relation to the arrescs by order of the Executive
I govern men t of the tJ. S.< to this effect :?"My
| Lord, i can touch a bell on my right hand, and
I order the arrest of a citizen of Ohio; l ean touch
j the bell again and order the imprisonment of a
! citizen of New York, and no power on earth,
| except that of the President can release them.
Can the Queen of England do a* much ?'%?
The inquiry has been started in the samo
sources, where did Mr. 3. say or write this??
and the Cincinnati Gazette answers:?"Our
contemoorarv, by referring to Lord Lyons' dis
patch to Earl Russell, detailing a conversation
with Mr. Seward, dated November 14, ]S6i,
published in the Parliamentary Blue Book,
and copied into the New York Times of
March!, 1862, will Hud the extract, shove
alluded to.''
? ? -trTtoiWr ???
The New York correspondent of the Phil
adelphia Inquirer says: "Our Democratic 'City
Government5 seems to be anxious to provoke a
collision with the Federal (military; authority
and if they keep on, it is just possible they
may be gratified. Thus, the Board of council
men have adopted a resolution, directing the
Street Commissioner to cause the Park Bar*
racks to be razed and removed from the pub
lie grounds forthwith, for the reason 4that
those barracks have ceased to be used for the
purposes they were originally intended for, and
are at present devoted to the unlawful incarcera
tion of citizens b y the Provost Guard." The
Street Commissioner is specially charged with
the duty of carrying the order into effect. The
Board of Aldermen have yet to concur in the
resolution, and as that body are all of the same
way of thinking with the Councilman, zn af
firmative vote is looked for at their meeting
on Thursday night. # Some are of opinion,
however, that even in that case the Street
Commissioner, Mr. Cornel, albeit a Democrat
also, will think twice before he proceeds to oust
the troo js from the Barracks. It would be
an eminently perilous experiment."
At the annua! meeting of the British and
| Foreign Anti-Slavery Society ir London on
{the 22d u!t., it was statsd that Lord Brough
| am had declined to take the chair, on the
j ground that such a course was inconsistent with
| the neutrality which every one ought to oh
! serve in the contest now going on in America.
' A letter from Lieutenant James Entwisle.
acting adjutant of the Sixth New York regi
ment ("Billy" Wilson's Zouaves,) dated at
New Orleans on the 23d uit., announces that
that regiment was to leave New Orleans on
the 25th of May on its return to New York.
The regiment has been iu service two year?,
and is to return, with six hundred mm

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