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ALEXANDRIA. VA. I
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We would again suggest that our resident
citizens save their copies of the Local News
—as, they will furnish a useful record here
after of town matters, marriages, deaths,
and loial incidents—besides containing a
brief history of the operations of the war
and the events of the times.
A Recent Decision of the Military'
Court.—We find the following in the New I
"Alexandria, Va., Oct. 16, 1861.—A
very important case came before the Provost
Court of this city to-day. Heretofore this
Court has confined its attention mostly to
criminal cases—not desiring (as Judge
Friese said in delivering the sentence of the
Court to-day in the case first above alluded
to) to interfere in the ordinary collection of
debts or other civil cases, but these cases be
ing of a peculiar character, and there being
no civil Court in Alexandria to which the
case might be referred, the Judge decided to
go out of his usual'channel and take them up.
The case was this: "A merchant of New
York named Moore, I think, had claims)
against two merchants of this city, or rather
against two firms. When the Union troops
first occupied this city, the members of these
firms having taken an active part in the se
cession movement, concluded that they had
better go still father South, and accordingly
abandoned their stores and stocks and fled
with the enemy. It was shown before the
Court that both members of one of the firms
were officers in the Confederate army, and
that at least one of the other firm occupied a !
like position. It was also shown that they j
had left no responsible agent here to settle
their business, and that those who were now
selling the goods they had left behind, were
self-constituted agents; and when asked to
pay any debt due from the firm, replied that
"they had no authority so to do."
These facts having been stated to Judge
Friese in advance—with the assurance that
they could be proved by competent witnes
ses—he decided that it might be brought
before his court; and accordingly the claim
ant had his case properly prepared by S.
Furguson Beach, esq., the naval officer, and
a good Union-lawyer of this city, and
brought before the Court to-day.
-The affidavits and evidence, as above sta
ted, having been submitted, and the parties
beard in defence, Judge Friese decided:
First. That it was a legitimate case to come be
fore a military court, as it was evidently an at
tempt to take advantage of existing circumstan
ces, caused by the rebellion; and especially so as
the parties hoping to reap this advantage were in
arms against the Government, and would be "aid
ed and abetted" by the carrying out of their
Second. That as all the civil courts in this city
had beem superseded and suspended by the mili
ary ocoupauey of the place, it was only just and
equitable that loyal men having claims against
disloyal refugees, should be aided by the military
authorities in obtaining their dues.
Third. The claims having been clearly proved,
and no reason shown why any stay of proceedings
should be granted, the Court ordered that all the
goods left by these abseending debtors should at
<wee be taken possession of by the Court for the
benefit of the claimant; that the stores should be
forthwith locked «p, the keys handed to the
Court, and a military guard detailed to watch
them ; that they should be held in this way for
five days, in order that the friends of the parties
might, if they chose, redeem the goods by paying •
the claims; that if, at the end of the five days,
the claims were not paid, then the goods would be
disposed of in liquidation of the claims.
The stores were accordingly dosed, and all the
goods are now under military guard and in cbsAe
of the Court.
The Lord's DAY.-The Churches yester
day opened for Dki* e Service were tolera
bly well attended, and in eacn of them the
usual services took place. We heard of no
note-worthy inoident during the day
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Lieut. H. H. Dalton, of North Carolina; I
Surgeon P. Lansdale, and Assistant Surgeon
Wm. M. Page, of the U. S. Navy, just arri- '
ved in New York, from the African Squad
ron, tendered their, resignations, and were |
immediately arrested and sent to Fortress L
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An Injured Vessel.—Tho schooner "La
dy Ann," of Jersey City, was yesterday
the centre of attraction on the city wharves,
in consequence of the injuries sustained by
her in passing the Confederate batteries
upon the Potomac river. A portiun'of the
cabin carried off, a breach iai her rail,
damages to a mast and shrouds constituted
the injuries she received—an account of the
firing by the batteries will be found in an
The schooner was moored to Shinn's
wharf, and during yesterday, it is not on
exaggeration to say, she was visited by
thousands—including a number of ladies-
All day long a crowd remained on the
wharf, and kept the vessel's capt dn and men
busy narrating the particulars of the disas
The rumors mentioned and theories made
by the crowd would fill a "tripple sheet,"
but as twilight came down, the crowd began
to diminish until the vessel aud her injuries
were left "alone in their elorv."
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The Baltimore News Sheet publishes o
letter from Harper's Ferry, giving en ac
count of the recent skirmish at the Ferry.
There was one man killed and five wounded
on the side of the Confederates. Colonel
Ashby is srill alive, performing acts of gal.
antry as well as valor. Mr. Abraham 11.
Herr has been arrested and taken to Rich
mond. It is reported that his extensive mill
has been burnt, and that it is also the inten
tion of the Confederates to destroy Harper's
tThe St Louis Democrat learns that Dr
iner, Surgeon of the Twenty-Third II i
is Regiment, of Col. Mulligan's Irish bri
gade, started on Wednesday, by order of
Gen. Curtis, fur Geu. Price's headquarters,
with an offer to effect the liberty of Colooel
Mulligan by tendering iv his place the re
lease of Gen. Frost from his parole of honor,
who was taken after the capture of Camp
Jackson. We hear also that a like exchange
will be tendered for Col. Bowen.
Great complaints are made among many
of the Union men, in Kansas and Missouri,
at the conduct of the brigade under the or
ders of Gen. Lane. Applications have been
made to the government to dissolve the Bri
gade, or place over it a new commander.
Gen. Lane in a fiery speech, defends himself'
but seems to be in a very bad humor with
hisaccusers.Jandjthe "rest of mankind."
Mr. Ely, of Rochester, who is a prisoner
in Richmond, has sent intelligence of the
death at that place of Mr. Calvin Huson,
who was taken prisoner the day after the
Battle of Bull Run. He was a student of
law in the office of Hon. Win. H. Seward,
whose niece he subsequently married.
Five hundred United States regulars un
ier command of Col. Pa p St. Geo. Cooke,
arrived in Washington on Saturday night,'
direct from Camp Floyd, Utab.
'An officer on board the U. S. ste%me>"
Seminole, says, that on her way down the
Pdtomac, she was Btruck eleven times by the
balls from the battery at Quantico, and that
the vessel suffered severely.
Some of the 'Northern papers affirm, as if
they knew, that Gen. McCleiland approves
(Am and disapproves that. They know noth
ing about it.
The Northern papers seem to be moreHun
portunate and determined than ever in
urgiog an advance of the Federal army,
now on the lines of the Potomac
The U. S. Government has issued an order
for the construction of .°,OO wagons, to be
made upon the same principal and of the
same material as the metallic life-boat.
The U. S. Post Office Department has a.
ready issued fift; -five million of tho new
stamps. As man, more will be required.
It is said Mr. Seward has ignored the
former pract.ee of | the U. S. government.
and that new passports are granted to ne
groes as -citizens .of the United States" |
Latest from down the Potomac.—The
pungy boat " Fair Eliza," loaded with oys
ters, arrived here at one o'clock to-day. Sha
passed the Confederate batteries at Quantico
between five and six o'clock this morning
without da mage—a few shots having been
fired at her. She reports three schooners in
Qnantico, and several launches, with boat
howitzers, plying about in the neighborhood.
Foreign News. j
The London News 88J8 it was reported
that Prince Napoleon had sent the Emperor
an important State paper on American af.
fairs. The King of Prussia had paid a two
days' visit to the Emperor of France. The
Bank of France has arranged for the relief
of the financial pressure. The French Gov
ernment has stated that the price of bread
will not be further advanced. The Ameri
can Minister at Berlin wa<i negotiating will
the Hanover Government fur the ratification
of the conditions for the aholition of the
Stack dues. The Emperor of China is dead
Earl Russell discourages interference in in
ternational affairs in Mexico, but says the
I Government will exercise the right of re
quiring security for persons and property,
and for the fulfilment of engagements. Geo.
VandenhofF, the actor, is dead. lie was 72
years of age. It is stated that orders art
about to be issued to prepare a French squad
ron for Mexico.
Lord Lyons has addressed a brief circular
to her Majesty's Consuls in the Southern
States, enclosing the following as embodied
in the official note of Secretary Seward, viz :
j " The law of blockade, which does not per
mit a vessel in a blockaded port to take on
; board cargo after the commencement of the
blockade, will be expected to be strictly ob
irved by all vessels blockaded by the naval
rce of the United States." Lord Lyons
structs these Consuls to take this law for
The New'fork Tribune says:—"Several
officers of the New York regiments paid a
visit to Mount Vernon on Saturday, Mhich
I is now two or three miles beyond the Federal
lines. They rode down, and returned by
water. The small boat in which they took
passage back was run into by a steamer
near the Virginia shore and sunk. They
hung by their hands to i'until rescued by a
, passing craft, and brought up to the Navy
Yard half drowned*"
The National Intelligencer states that the
whole number of vessel* thaf passed the
Confederate batteries on the Potomac since
| Tuesday last, and safely arrived at Washing
ton, is between fifty and sixty, and adds: —
" So that, notwithstanding the reports to the
contrary, communication hv way of the river
is not yet cut off, though it must be eonfes*
jed that the existing impediment to navigju
I tion is rather annoying."
On the 20th inst.. hy Rev. ft. P. Phw'ps. Mr
j JOSEPH LUCAS and Miss EDMONIA PETTY*
all of this city.
I Tn Washington, on the 19th inst.. ROBERT E
j KTNUEY. in the 28th year of his age, io n of B.
' S. Kinsey.
At Palls Churoh. on t*>« 17th s n st.. M-« ELIZ
ABETH ELLISON, wife of. Wm. H. Ellison, of
. ' GROCERIES, fte.fT"
FLOUR! FLOUR !!
A JfKJI ARTICLE OF FLOUR, expressly
*"V for Family use. can he had at' C. P. BUT
TLE A CO 'S, No. 20, Union street. Call early.
[ AM PREPARED to furnish WOOD. Pine and i
I Oak. sawed and split, or nnoawed, hy the '
cord. half, or third, from C. F. Puttie &'Co.'n '
Steam Mill, corner of Union and Gibbon streets, :
"» hy applying at mv dwelling, No. 45, Duke
street, corner of Water.
<*et 14—2w JOHN CRAVEN.
J>RUGS, CHEMICALS, *c.
VPS3L €00K *C- 89 Xin * 8t < Alexandria, I
1/ **__• constant supply of Drugs, Chemicals,
J.V Patent Medicines. Spices. Porfumerv Fan- I
ct Articles, Conl Oil. Ethereal Oil, Lamn Oil, Lari i
Oil, Alcohol. Dys Staffs. Paints and Paint Oil of
all kinds. Window Glass and Putty. Coal Oil
Lamps. Stove Polish. Paint Brushes, and every
article usually found in a well related 3™ I
otore. ' _, ~ .- c i
"VTOTICE.—A meeting of the Stockholders of
jL\ tho Fire Insurance Company of Alexandria,
will be held at the office of the Company, on Mon
day, tho 4th day of November next, for the pur
pose'of holding an election for twelve Directors,
to servo the ensuing* year. Hours from 10, A. M.
to 12, M. By order: T. M. McCORMICK,
oct 18—td Secretary pro trm.
VTOTICE.—A large BAY HORSE came to my
JLI Stahles about the 22d of July last. The
owner will come forward, prove property, pay
charges, and take him away, or he will be dispo
sed of *.o pay expenses,
oct 13—1w JAMES CHATHAM.
JOHN H. DEVAUGHAN'S
AMBKOTYPE GALLERY ,
No. 111, King Street,
Opposite the Mahshall Kousi;.
L LOUIS KINZEE,
ATTORNEY AT LA W.
j TI7ILL ATTEND to the prosecution of Claims
:TV for damages sustained ky citizens of ATex-
I andria and vicinity, by the use and occupation or
i destruction of their property by the U. 8. troops.
BOOKS, MUSIC, &c
JAMES MTTWIILI * ION,
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS,
I No. 1)5, King Street,
!TJ AYE ON HAND and oiler lor sale at 'or
XX prices, for cash, Rosewood and Mahogunv
Writing Desks, Leather Writing Cases
Portfolios, of all sines and prices
Pocket Knives, Pocket Ink Stand?
Pocket Combs, do. Looking Glasses
Pocket Penholders, do. Memorandum Books
Black. Blue, lied and Carmine Ink
Steel Pens, Gold Pens with and without eases
Pen VV (part, Lead Pencils, Sealing Wax
Wafers, Mucilage, Red Tape, Rulers
India Ink, India Rubber, Rubber Bands
Letter Clips, Paper Weight!
Piper Cutters and Folders, Porto Monaies
Buckskin and Leather Purses
Backgammon Boards, Chess and Chess Boards
Dominoes, Dice, Dice Cups /
Checker Men, Ac, &c.
Also, a large stock of ENVELOPES, LETTER,
FOOLSCAP, BATH POST, and COMMERCI L
NOTE PAPERS. oct ||_s
JOHN H. PASROTT,
i "T.EALER IN PIANOS, MEI.ODE 0N S,
U GUITARS, and MUSICAL INSTRU
■ MEN 18 generally, and MUSIC for the iau'6;
I also. HOOKS. STATION Kit V, nndFAXCV
\ GOODS, No. 16r5, King street, Alexandria, Va.
W. W. ADAM,
. DEALER IN WATCHES, JEWELRY, AND
All kinds oi WATCHES and CLOCKS te
p£~ Store No. 78, King street. oct 11—tf
HARPER & BRO.,
; \ RE now in receipt ef the following goods,
Black French Cloths md Cassimeres
Velvet and Silk Vestings
Ca«Binetts, Woollen Shirts and Drawers
Silk and Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs
Stocks and Neck-Ties, Suspenders
White and colored Flannels
Canton Flannels, Brown Drillings
Brown and Bleached Cottons
Calicoes, B leached Jeans, Pins and Needles
French and English Merino
Mouslaines, Corsetts. Merino Shawls
Carpets and R gs, Floor Oil Cloth
Alpacas, Carpet Chain
Blue Domestic, Irish Linen
Black Muslin, White and Cold Cambric
Cloth and Silk Mantles
6 4 Fulled Cloths, Linseys, Ac, Ac.
I Also on baud a lotof Silks which will be told
; very low.
oct 7—tf t
BRYAN & ADAMS, Agents, have on hand-
Brown and Bleached Cottons
Brown and Bleaohed Canton Flannels
Cassimeres: Cassinets; Linseys
White and Red Flannels
Grey Sack Flannels; Calicoes; Bed Tickings
Nett Undershirts and Drawers
Gloves, Hosiery;. Ac oct 11 6w
BRYAN A ADAMS, Agk.nts,
No. 7l>, King street. oct 7
_______ BOOTS AND SHOES.
BOOTS mid SHOE S.
No. 98 King etreet. opposite Snrepta Hall,
good HANDS wanted imme
diately. oct 11—lm
HENRY C. FIELdT '
BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURER,
R N «- '4 King street, Alexandria,
EEPS on hand, and is prepared to manu
facture BOOTB and SHOES of all kinds
BOOTS or SHOES made'at
shortest, notice, and of tho best material.
in want of a good article in his
line, will do well to <,ive him a call. oct 7
TJ BY. C. C. BITTING has opened 7 SCHOOL
X»J for GIRLS and small BOYS in the house
formerly occupied by Mr. Sylvester Scott. Terms
low to punctual patrons. oct 17—lw*