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The Daily Dispatch: may 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Affairs at Pensacola. --The Montgomery correspondent of the Charleston Evening News writes (May 4) as follows: A telegram received here to-day states that Brown has coolly invited Bragg to decamp bag and baggage, allowing him till Monday to pick up. His quarters being very pleasant and Washington a most delightful summer residence, the General will certainly decline to state, and then-- God protect the right! The result of the contest is by no means doubtful. Colonel Lockridge, of the fort, and amply provided with heavy guns, and shot and shell in abundance. Our victory, although it may not be a bloodless one, will, we venture to prophecy, be quite as glorious and complete as the brilliant affair of Sumter. The boast of Brown, when he left New York in command of the forces of the Kangaroo fleet, that he would either go to:h — for Fort Sumter, has not yet been executed. He will certainly have an opportunity of visiting the former place next week unless his wise discre
Police Affairs. --The police yesterday arrested Bill Lazarus, a free negro, for stealing newspapers from Burke & Egglerton. In extenuation, he plead his thirst for knowledge; but the plea did not operate on the feelings of Alderman Sadler, who ordered him 15 lashes. Virginia Copeland, a colored female from Norfolk, was arrested for living in Richmond contrary to law. Mary Eagan was locked up for throwing stones at Georgianna Brown, and calling her bad names. Wm. Clemmens, white, hailing from Washington, was locked up as a suspicious personage.
Unprotected Belligerent female. --Mary Eagan was carried before the Mayor yesterday for abusing Georgianna Brown by calling her ugly names, and scarring her by throwing rocks at her person. Georgianna told a "fair, unvarnished tale," and put Mrs. Eagan in a bad fix. Officer Bibb testified that Mrs. Eagan was arrested early on Tuesday morning for the above offence, and that his Honor visited the the cage shortly thereafter, and, induced by her forlorn appearance and sundry children she had carried to the cage with her, had ordered her discharge till next morning, and that Mrs. Eagan so well improved the time that she was arrested again the evening of the same day, for raising a devil of "a rumpus and rioting." Another witness testified that Mrs. Eagan was addicted to the use of alcoholic potations, and that incited thereby she was not an agreeable female--i.e., a nuisance. The accused alleged that her "old man" misused her, did not give the children anything to eat and wear, an