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The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Warlike preparations at the
The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], The career of a "Fast" young man. (search)
The career of a "Fast" young man. --Humphrey Davis has been convicted, at St. Louis, of the murder of Robert Clifford, and sentenced to 15 years confinement in the Missouri State prison. Thus closes the career of a young man whose advantages were such that, had he made proper use of them, to-day he would have been a valued member of society, and a source of pride and usefulness to this family relations. But from extreme youth he displayed a seemingly unconquerable penchant for the many a
t years ago he went to New Orleans, and married a beautiful and wealthy young lady of that city.
He soon became possessed of her fortune, and continued a career of gambling and dissipation which, in a short time, left both him and his wife almost in a state of poverty.
Heart-broken and friendless, the unfortunate partner of his misery died in New York city some two years after the marriage.
Since that time the life of Davis has been one of unexampled profligacy.-- Lafayette (Ind.) Courier.
The Daily Dispatch: February 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Cotton crop. (search)
A firm in Rome, Ga.,has manufactured a carriage for President Davis, and a firm in Washington another for Mrs. "President" Lincoln. Capt. John F. Hoke, a member of the Legislature of North Carolina, has been elected Adjutant-General of the State, with a salary of $1,800. An intelligent young Chinaman, clerk in a tea store at St. Louis, was married last week, to a pretty young American girl. A card from Rev. Charles F. Deems, denies that he is a candidate for a seat in the North Carolina Convention. Mrs. Ann McTague has been arrested at Albany for the murder of her child, by placing it upon a piazza to freeze to death. Rev. Geo. Fisher, of the Baptist Church, died in Lewis county, Va., on the 7th inst. Oil has been "struck" in Gilmer county, Va.