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The Daily Dispatch: December 15, 1860., [Electronic resource], Discovery of Runaways (search)
Discovery of Runaways --Last week while Dr. Jno. O'Brien and W. C. Gary, of Halifax county, N. C., were hunting, they discovered a cave full of runaway negroes, who, of course, fled on being discovered, and not-withstanding the shots sent after them made their escape. The cave on being examined was found to be completely fitted up for residence, and it is thought the negroes have inhabited it for some time past.
The Daily Dispatch: December 17, 1860., [Electronic resource], Strange Incidents. (search)
The office at Jefferson, Powhatan county, Va., is discontinued. At Mount Olive, Shenandoah county, Va., Ephraim Baker is appointed postmaster, vice Conrad Long, resigned. A Western paper says:"Rev. Mr. Kalloch, although in the law business in Kansas, still preaches almost every Sunday, and is much sought after." J. T. Raymond, a comedian, was seriously injured at the Washington theatre Saturday night, by falling through a trap in the stage. Col. John A. Erwin, a prominent politician of Alabama, was found dead at Greensboro', Ala., on the 10th instant. Friday, the 14th of December, was the anniversary of the death of Washington. Judge Alex. Harper, of Zanesville, Ohio, died on the 7th inst. Pork is selling in Staunton, Va., at from $6.75 to $7 per 100 pounds. Jno. O'Brien was killed in Hampshire co., Va., last week, by falling into a culvert.