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Alexandria gazette. (Alexandria, D.C.) 1834-1974, June 06, 1863, Image 2

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SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 6.
The Markka this morning, was tolerably
sunp!ied. The havers were very numerous.?
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Beef, veru and lamb, at previous prices?15
per 11)., green pens TO ets. peck; straw
berries %l'i ets. per quart; asparagus 8(^10 ets.
per bunch ; butter 30 ets. per lb.; eggs 25 ets*
per dozen. Sturgeon is now plentiful, and cat
ti>h more abundant than usual
An individual calling himself Hugh Mc
< 'alester, was arrested yesterday on the charge
of smuggling liquor to Alexandria. It ap
pears that McC'alesier has been suspected and
watched for some time, and was caught yes
terday . He has been carrying the mail to Al- !
exandria, and had left his mail bags in a whis
key shop while he got his supply of the uar~ j
dent/' One of Colonel Baker's detectives
kept his eye on MeCalester, and at the proper {
moment made him his prisoner. He was com- !
mined to the Central Guardhouse in Wash
The Baltimore Union Convention lias nomi
nated H. Winter Davis for representative of
the Third Congressional District of Md, 'He
was afterwards serenaded and made a speech,
in which he said he should, if elected, support
the entire policy of the Adixiinistation. There
should, he said, be no side issues. It was time
for Maryland to speak cut boldly. He sup
ported emancipation, and was for the vigorous
prosecution of the war and conquering a peace.
Captain Frank H. Barroli recently chief as
sistant to Colonel Bell, the depot comissary at
Alexandria, has been transferred to the office
of ihe .Provost Marshal General. Captain
Barroli is succeeded in his position by Captain
Ah)heus K. Clarke, an old resident of Wash
4t *
ington.
A barrel of whisky was found yesterday,
secreted near the shore, on Hunting Creek,
sot tar from the small pox hospital. It was
taken possession ?? and confiscated, by the
Provost Guard, Several arrests have recently
been made in this place, for dealing- in whis
ky,
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A delegation of the members of Manhattan
Engine Company No. 8, of New York are
about to proceed to London, to compete at the
great tournament of steam fire engines which
will be held in that city on the first of July.
??OTOHt&SWM? ?
The Commission appointed some time since
to value the water rights of the Potomac Com
pany at the Great Falls have given seperaie
awards ranging from $15,000 to $15,000.
A company of the First Regiment District
of Columbia Colored Volunteers, paraded in
Washington yesterday, in full uniform.
? CTgfii&y.mc? - ? ?
Proceedings against Bishop Colenso, are to
be commenced in the ecclesiastical Court of
South Africa, in his diocese.
James Callender has been convicted before
the Supreme Court at Lenox> Mass., for the
murder of Mrs. Emily L. Jones, in Otis, on the
7d? of September last. Mrs. Jones and her
two children were murdered at the same time.
'Ihe Prisoner says his farther killed the chil
dren. The sentence has not yet been parsed.
DEATH'S DOINGS,
In the whirl and confusion of the times?
the interest of public events?the noise of war
and the clash of ams-the slaughter of thou
sands and the wounding and mainline of tens
of thousands?there are few who reflect upon
the silent ravages ol death, by the ordinary
diseases and calamities which befall the hu
man family. Kven in this little community?
j speak 1 Rg of the former, or old resident inhab
| itant-s?1'Death's Doings'' have been melan
choly and constant, the 4'scythe of the Mower"
has swept with even more than its accustomed
regularity?and the Grave has claimed for its
tenants the old and the young with indiscrim
inating earnestness. The war has fasted two
years, and during that time how many who,
1 but a comparatively short time ago, were ac
tive and useful citizens?dignified and beloved
matrons?accomplished girls?and bright boys,
have passed, forever irom the-stage of actios!
Each reader will call up, by recollection, the
familiar form and features of some friend,
whose- memory 'uoii-e now rives, and whose
bodily presence will be no more known ! And
there seems to be something peculiarly sad in
the reflection that these deaths have taken
place, in the midst of the most tremendous
convulsion of modern times, and when the
rapidity with which the most important cir
cumstances occur, affecting whole nations and
. sections, prevents, as it were, the solemn pause
which should take place when Death enters
our own families and singles out his individual
victims from our midst. They go from before j
| us, when we are engrossed with the details of}
a great history now in progress in which we !
are all deeply concerned;?and the grief of the
mourner hardly receives its accustomed sym
pathy! Men almost aik, why weep for the
dead, stricken down here, when our tears are
claimed for those whose lite blood is poured
out on the battlefields? Why stani, in sor
| row, over the tomb ol one?when hecatombs
of the dead are almost in sight? But, this,,
should not make us despondent, or indifferent,
or callous. We are all passing through an or
deal-? suuh as has hardly ever before tried any
people?and, we must submit patiently and
resignedly to the ills with which we are afflict
ed?doubtless for wise and high purposes?and
regard the dispensations of Providence in the
deaths of our friends, as the chastenings which
should make us better than we are?and which
we should consider,, in the same light, as though
no war existed, and no fierce contention raged.
Goo looks upon individual sorrow as well as
upon public grief-?and, in him, let us trust 3
New York, June 4?The following dis
patch has been received bv the editor of the
World:?
Lexington, Kt,, Juno 4.?Editor of the
New York World:?Having been directed, by
the President of the United States, to revoke
that part of my order puppre?sing the Chicago
Times, I have revoked the entire order, and
your paper will be allowed its circulation in this
Department.
(Signed) A. E. Burnside, Major-Gen.
Coulter, who murdered James Kenraey on
the 18th of November, 1861, at Toronto, was ex
ecuted at that place on Monday. He is said
to have been steeped in crime previous to the
murder for which he was tried and sentenced.
A young man in Hartland, Vermont, has in
vented a writing machine which is operated Ly
six keys, the permutations of which produce
all the letters of the alphabet in the form of
printed letters. It is easily operated, and so
small that it can be carried in one's pocket.
The New York alderm.n have voted an ap
propriation of $10,00Q to celebrate thp 4th of
July*
DEPARTMENT OF VTRQiJf"4
Baltimore, June 5.?The mail boat Im/
iana,_ Captain Porter, came into p,m
morung at an early hour, bringing the nr '
and a considerable number of passenger"
There is no news of interest in that quarter n
we except the fact that General 3>is, )lavill?,
received reliable information that the ('nnf,.,i
crates were advancing towards West Poim
ordered the evacuation ol the place, which wT
accomplished in good order. The destination
of tnc forces withdrawn from that point we d,
not feel at liberty to -state uimW existing fir'
euuistances. ? r'
Fortress Monroe, June 4.?Two lai^
brick bui/dings on the corner of Waybills; (on
and Wide Water streets, Norfolk,
stroyed by lire iast night. They were tsed as
Government store house. All the property
belonging to the Government, except atom
two thousand dollars' worth, was removed,
The fire was no doubt the work of an incendi
ary.
The flag of truce steamer State of'Maine, in
charge of Captain John E. Muli'ord, flag of
truce officer for this department, left for City
Point this morning. She takes up two hun
dred prisoners.
It has been determined to make a separate
Military Department of Pennsylvania and
Maryland, along the border of Penssylvania.
SIAEEIED.
In Washington, on the 4th instant, by the
Kev. Dr. Cummins, JOSEPH H. BRADLEY,
Jr., to MAHY P., daughter ol the late Stephen
Duncan, of Washington.
DIED.
Within the past year, we have been called
upon to mourn the loss of many of our citizen
most ot whom have passed away in the bloom
of youth. Amongst these, we fcave to record
the name of Miss Emma B. Devaughn. This in
teresting young lady, had scarcely reached her
eighteenth year, ere she was summoned from
the sorrows and afflictions of earth to Heaven.
It is hard to lose a friend by death; though its
victim be the aged pilgrim, lingering upon Cue
shores of time, awaiting the messenger wliushuil
waft his spirit to the bosom of his Saviour.
But, oh ! Ilow much harder to see the young?
those to^ whom the future looked so high, and
bid so fair, cut down in the spring time of 1 iIV:
to see # these tender objects of parental and
domestic affection- torn away, thus early, by the
ruthless hand of death. Truly, "the ways ot
Providence are often mysterious." Though
young in years, this lady, by her noble quality
of heart, lier many social and christian virtue-,
had gained the friendship and attachment oi
those with whom it had been her pleasure to
mingle in the walks of life. Gifted with a fine
mind well cultivated and adorned, and possess
ing a mild cheerful and gentle disposition; her
society was courted by all, But these virtues
which shone forth so beautifully hem wni
qualify her for higher attainments in the Courts
of Heaven. And though to her sorrowing irieiKK
this dispcnation of Providence seems hard, let.
them be consoled by the sweet remembraice,
that, "Earth hath no sorrow that heaven can
not heal."
At Lebanon,* Ivy., yesterdaylrnorn-ing-,
5th of typhoid fever, Dr. JOHN "W. , . i'
HAM, son of Mr. Charles Graham of tn
place, . rj (l
Dr, Graham is a native of Alexandria. ?a'*
ing graduated with distinction if1 Je*ter\i!V
Georgetown College, and in medicine, at ?
University of Pennsylvania; he spent,ft, n\
years amid the scenes of his boyhood, ana '?
following the path beaten by so man) -
outgoing from tne hearthstone* of old jx a
dria, he settled in Kentucky. His career * ._
was full of promise, but death has bias . - ^
maturing fruit. A cultivated mind, '
heart and genial dispostion, won for the c* a>
ed hosts of friends wherever _ his n
and, as many sorrow for him in " The
home as beside, the rooftree of his yoU /'n an(j
writer of this feeble tribute knew him
has proved in hirn that "a faitniui n- ^
strong defence and he who hath /,,lirKr r
found a treasure." He casts this 1 eaf "P
graive and forbears unavailing won^
"That frcrief in fixed too dt?6pl>?
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