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The Daily Dispatch: may 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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We understand that the organization of the Southern line of telegraph, beginning at Alexandria, was completed yesterday by the selection of Dr. W. S. Morris, of Lynchburg, Va., as President, and J. R. Dowell as Superintendent. This line is now entirely distinct and disconnected from the line from Washington North. The wires between Alexandria and Washington have been taken down, and there is no connection between Alexandria and Washington. The officers selected are Virginians, and sound to the core. The most perfect confidence may be placed in them, and in their zeal and devotion to the Southern cause.
rough Montgomery within the past week and stated that General Beauregard was not there, nor has he been to any of the places which he was reported at the North to have been in — Richmond, Mobile, Charleston, Montgomery, or Pensacola. His movements are very mysterious. A bet of $500 was offered and accepted in Delmonico's Hotel, in this city, that General Beauregard was killed at the bombardment of Fort Sumter. All the volunteers of the South concentrate in Montgomery, and are sent North. As a general thing they are a most desperate and blood-thirsty looking set of men. A gentleman just arrived from the South says that one-half of this secession is the repudiation of debts. It is a common remark amongst the Southerners that one of them can whip ten Yankees, and if any person wishes to argue that point with them he is advised before doing so to make his will. From conversations heard by a gentleman just arrived and whose statement is reliable, we learn that in