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Incendiaries at the Navy Yard. --An attempt was made on Sunday last, says the Portsmouth (Va.) Transcript of the 14th, to burn the Saw Mill at the South end of the Navy-Yard, with the expectation, no doubt, of destroying therewith the other valuable buildings and property in the vicinity-Fortunately, however, the dense smoke arising exposed the vile attempt in time to prevent an extensive conflagration. On examination it was found that a large pile of shavings and other combustible material had been placed directly under the most valuable part of the mill, and there fired. It is rumored that very large rewards have been offered by the enemy to persons secretly in their employ, to destroy the property in this Yard, and it is hoped that the utmost vigilance will be maintained, that the miscreants may be detected and dealt with as their conduct merits.
ed against the coffin, it fell like a shock unbearable upon the already prostrate feelings, and there went up a piercing cry of acute agony. The two beautiful crucifixes of flowers is were lifted from the lid and placed in the keeping of his devoted daughters. Finally, in slow but solemn accents, the last duty was performed--"the last record of his earthly history"--proclaiming that "dust had returned to dust," "ashes to ashes," "earth to earth!" The following is published in the Portsmouth (Va.) Old Dominion as Dr. W.'s account of the rencontre, given in prison: "On the afternoon of the 17th of June I was suddenly aroused from a most profound slumber by my daughter roughly shaking me and urging my instant rising to witness a negro company, a sight so revolting to Southern instincts, then passing in front of my house. It did not excite or agitate me, and I soon after took the hand of my little boy and proceeded down the street. Before I had gone far I felt a kind of inti
They volunteer to do police duty for an extra ration of bread, and I have seen the poor fellows pick pieces of bread from the refuse and eat them with greediness. I do not intend to say that all prisoners live on this allowance; if they have money or friends they can get whatever they want; but such is the diet of those who are obliged to live on prison fare. In the prison at Delaware there were several political prisoners confined with us; among these was the Rev. Dr. Handy, of Portsmouth, Virginia, a distinguished Presbyterian divine. He had been a prisoner for near twelve months; his discharge was offered whenever he took the oath, but he persisted in refusing to purchase his liberty at such a price. This old, white headed man, shut up in prison for opinion sake, was one of the thousand living monuments which I witnessed attesting the perfect freedom enjoyed under "the best government the world ever saw." Dr. Handy labored assiduously among the officers, and was doing much g
John Rodgers, of New London, Connecticut, has been sentenced to thirty days imprisonment for starving his horse to death. The first State election in 1865 takes place in New Hampshire on the second Tuesday of March. A Governor, Legislature and three members of Congress are to be chosen. A firm in Maine has contracted to furnish Government ice for New Orleans, Savannah, Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina, Pensacola, Point Look-out, New York, Baltimore, Natchez, and Portsmouth, Virginia. General Julius Stahl has resigned his commission in the army. Lincoln has issued a proclamation pronouncing the pains and penalties attending desertion from the army and navy, or removal from any district to avoid the draft, and extending a pardon to those who have deserted, but shall report for duty within sixty days. A Cairo dispatch says that it is reported there that the court-martial in the matter of charges against General Paine has given a verdict of acquittal o
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