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Fatal affray near New Orleans. --A fatal affray occurred at a place called Free-town near the city of New Orleans, between two notorious characters, named John Miller and Mary Jane Jackson alias Bricktop, living together for some time previous to the affair. The New Orleans True Delta of the 7th inst., says: The fatal affray occurred in their residence, on Thursday night, at half-past 8 o'clock Miller thought Bricktop needed a little domestic correction, and for this purpose brought home a cowhide, with watch he undertook to bring her to a due regard for the majesty and the rights of the male sex.--Bricktop never yet was vanquished, in fair fight, by man or woman, and rushing in upon him she seized the cowhide herself, and it is said, to have applied it upon his arm and shoulders This turn of affairs slang him to the quick, and he drew a knife upon her. --Quick as thought she grasped his arm and wrenched the dagger from him, then seizing him by the throat she plunged the
From the upper Potomac water communication out off between Washington and the coal region of Maryland. Lynchever, Dec. 23. --The editor of the Republican, of this city, has been furnished with a private letter, dated at Honeywood Estate, on the Potomac river, on Friday last. The letter states that General Jackson, with Ewell's brigade, left Winchester on the 16th inst., and on reaching the river succeeded in destroying dam No. 5. which is a feeder to the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. By the destruction of this splendid stone dam, water communication is cut off between Washington and the coal region of Maryland; and the Federal Capital is thus reduced to the greatest straits. The only casualties to our troops was the death of a private in the 27th Virginia regiment, whose name the writer did not obtain.
$15 Reward. --Will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of a servant girl, Mary Jane, calls herself Mary Jane Jackson She is a small, delicate-featured woman, of a dark ginger bread color, about 20 or 23 years of age, and generally dresses in black. She was hired to Mr. Joseph Jackson this year, and left her home about July last. She has been seen in the city within a week past. Lucy H Wharton, Grace street, between Adam and Foushee. Mrs. W. has some very valuable servants for hire the ensuing year. de 23--3t*
$15 reward --Will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of a servant girl, Mary Jane, calls herself Mary Jane Jackson She is a small, delicate-featured woman, of a dark ginger bread color, about 20 or 25 years of age, and generally dresses in black. She was hired to Mr. Joseph Jackson this year, and left her home about July last. She has been seen in the city within a week past. Lucy H. Wharton, Grace street, be wean Adam and Foushee. Mrs. W. has some very valuable servants for hire the ensuing year. de 23--3t*