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gs, trains of gunpowder are laid, so that in case of a forced abandonment by the Federal troops, they can be blown to immediate destruction. On yesterday morning a most cold-blooded murder was committed in Washington. A young man, named Cornelius Boyd, prudent in walk and conversation, who has been long known to entertain Southern sentiments, was awakened about 2 o'clock in the morning, by a knock at his door, and upon opening he was fired upon, and died a few minutes after his wife had succeeded in getting him up stairs. The firing continued until a lady living in the same house told the assailants that Boyd was dead. The deceased was a bricklayer by trade. Mr. Watson, who was some days ago appointed superintendent and supervisor of the Washington telegraph office, has been, by order of President Lincoln, removed. The office is now occupied by soldiers, and no dispatches, except those sent by the Administration, or received from its agents, are permitted to go over the w
dispatched a steaming and a sufficient force to re-capture the Smith's Point Light-House, on the Chesapeake. They have also stationed a vessel-of-war near Fort McHenry. Capt. G. W. Miller, captain of the company, a squad of which killed Cornelius Boyd, has been arrested in Washington, and held to ball in the sum of $2,000. He denies that he ordered the squad to bring Boyd, dead or alive. The prospect of a war has given new life and vigor to almost every department connected with our NBoyd, dead or alive. The prospect of a war has given new life and vigor to almost every department connected with our Navy-Yard. In the Ordnance department this is strikingly perceptible, and all hands are taxed to their utmost, making thirteen hours per day. About 2 o'clock P. M., Monday, the side-wheel steamer Cataline, of the New York and Bridgeport, and the little screw packet Artisan, of the New York and Baltimore transportation lines, arrived at the Yard, having on board an immense amount of stores, consisting of mess beet, pork and bacon, flour, vinegar, tin-ware, &c., together with several tons of
told that I had joined the Secessionists. I am just where I was ten years ago, for the Union, and nothing but the Union." Col. J. A. Throckmorton, who lately resigned a Federal office, has been elected Orderly Sergeant of the Washington Home Guard, of Alexandria. The Georgetown College Cadets have disbanded. It is rumored that the College building will be used as a barracks by the Federal troops. As might have been expected, all the parties connected with the homicide of Cornelius Boyd, in Washington, have been released on bail. B. Fetzer, Esq., has been chosen Quartermaster, with the functions also of Commissary, for the Tenth Legion Minute Men. Hon. T. L. Clingman has gone to Montgomery as Commissioner from North Carolina to the Confederate States. Such, no doubt, is the sentiment of very many of the best men of Richmond, did they but speak out. It is said that Queen Victoria has sunk into settled melancholy since the death of her mother, and that