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The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Strier against a Northern Man. (search)
A Strier against a Northern Man. --The following paragraph we take from the Petersburg Express, of the 17th inst: A large force of workmen at the Petersburg Car and Locomotive Foundry on Old street, were on a strike for about two hours yesterday morning, because of the appointment of James Myers, a native of Delaware, as Fore man of the Foundry. It was the opinion of the hands, that as the South is now fighting to be independent of the North, it is due to Southern citizens that a Northern man should not be placed in high position over us. Matters took such a serious turn at the Foundry, that it became necessary for Mr. Myers to resign or be removed, which was done, and after some little delay, everything resumed its wonted serenity. There was no strike for money — nor did money have anything to do with the disturbance. The workmen were not satisfied to have a Northern superintendent, and openly expressed their discontent and refused to work under him.
Latest Northern news.the effect of the English news.the North Affects Indifference.General Intelligence. From the New York Herald, of the 17th inst., we make the following condensation of news: The Herald pretends that the Federal Administration will not attach much importance to the denunciations of the British press, nor will it accept the statement of the decision of the British Cabinet as a just exposition of the policy of Her Majesty's Government. It relies upon the sober secon
The latest commercial reports quote Federal 6's at 88, and 5's at 80; Erie shares at 47; Virginia 6's 46.
Cotton 40 cents per pound.--Coffee 20 cents. Mess pork $12.50. Bacon 7 cents. Lard 8 cents.
From the New York Times, of the 17th instant, and other papers, we make up the following summary:
The news from England has created great excitement at the North; and its effect there was very unsettling on the markets.
Exchange on London went up to 110½ to 111 per cent., whic