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The Daily Dispatch: June 7, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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now endeavoring to organize a company of 100 mounted rangers. He is said to be a fine officer, having been educated at the V. M. I., and should he succeed in getting up his company, will doubtless show the "rail- splitier" where "Sawney slung the wedge." The following are the officers of the Hazelwood Volunteers, another company of this county: Captain, John Taylor; 1st Lieutenant, Dr. J. Woodville Ashby; 2d Lieutenant, W. F. Stout; 3d Lieutenant, Thomas W. Harris; Orderly Sergeant, Thomas Ashby; Surgeon, Dr. J. S. Wharton. They are all fighting men, and hail from the town and neighborhood of Stevensburg. But there is another company I must tell you about, as everybody takes a deep interest in it, evidencing, as it does, the spirit which pervades all ages as well as classes of our community. A few days ago a company was formed at this place, composed of intelligent and interesting little boys, and called the "Culpeper Yellow Jackets." At their first meeting they elected three
Police cases. --The Mayor, yesterday, ordered Peter, slave of John Blackwell, a whipping for breaking into J. W. Atkinson's carpenter shop, with intent to steal.--Erasmus Chase, arrested as a suspicious person and spy, was sent to jail.Lieut. Ashby, of the Hazlewood Volunteers, Culpeper county, Va., brought Chase to this city on Wednesday. He was arrested at Centreville last week, on the supposition that he was a Northern spy. When he first arrived here the prisoner was taken to the Governor's house. but His Excellency being absent, he was carried before the Mayor, who sent him to the police station for safekeeping. The prisoner, Chase, represents himself as being the captain of a vessel.--Michael Burns was held to bail to appear before Court and abide an investigation relative to a charge of unlawful paternity preferred against him by Bridget Starkie. alias McAleer.