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, receiving from $105 to $115 per week for their labor. Fellows that, in such times as these, would stop on such wages on any pretence, when our brave volunteers are exposing life and limb on the field for $11 per month, deserve to be hung. General Winder did well to lock them up. They would cat out the substance of the richest Government on God's earth. Colonel Dunean's communication reads as follows: Richmond, April 11, 1862. Editors Dispatch --Your item in regard to the printd they desire a monopoly. On the other hand, wishing to procure cheaper labor, and thereby learn the expenses of the Government, I have sent to Europe and other places for a large number of printers, a portion of whom are expected daily. Gen. Winder arrested my printers, and put them in jail, for not complying with their contract. Meanwhile I have taken eight apprentices, and will take others from 17 to 18 years of age. Respectfully, &c., B. Duncan. P. S — The men consented (1) to go
Released on taking the oath. --Charles Miller, a German, arrested a few days since on the charge of disloyalty was released yesterday from Castle Godwin, by order of Gen. Winder, on taking the oath of allegiance. The fellow has a wife who is a perfect singe eat, and it is no doubt to her determined and vexatious persistence that Miller owes his liberty. By personally being present on several occasions, we know that she was in the habit of importuning Captain Alexander, Assistant Provost Marshal, for his release on an average about half a dozen times a day. She did this on the ground that Miller was a natural born fool, and had not improved much by age. An evidence of his want of lucidity is found in the fact that he declared that he would see the Southern Confederacy in a very hot place before he would fight for it, and that when the notorious. "Col. De Villiers" broke his parole here, and left Richmond, he furnished him with a great coat to aid him in his flight. It is claim
Released. --The three French officers who lately came from Washington to Richmond, for the purpose of joining our army, were released on Friday night by order of Gen. Winder from the temporary surveillance established over their persons. They expressed many thanks for the kindness shown them since their arrival here, and have united in a request to be assigned to any post where their services can be made available in the present contest.--Their names are Capt. Vifquerin, Lieuts. De Beaumont and Cipriane. We unadvisedly gave them all credit for having accepted situations in the Federal army, but learn that De Beaumont never was in it, having gone to Havana for the purpose of going to New Orleans, and finding it impossible, afterwards proceeded to New York, whence he went to Washington, and thence with his two comrades came to our camp and asked to be sent to Richmond, which was done.
informed in regard to the various causes which have conspired to create the scarcity, erroneously assert that it arises "from the tariff of prices prescribed by Gen. Winder." That estimable and worthy gentleman had about as much to do with producing the present "scarcity of supplies in the city markets" as the man in the moon had. It is very well known that before Gen. Winder's so called edict appeared, the people of this city were subjected to the most flagrant imposition by parties having anything to sell that might be in demand. The edict was a measure of relief, and hailed by the people as such. There is no doubt that, in some instances, the country pee great body of them — to many of whom it is a necessity of their existence to repair hither. While no doubt a very interesting joust has been going on between Gen. Winder and certain speculators in produce, in which both parties have been striving to show the superiority of their wit, cleverness, skill, and stratagem, the specula
Disposed of --Two soldiers, named Wm. Miles and Sam Lindsay, patients in one of the numerous hospitals around this city, were brought before the Mayor yesterday for violating the peace and dignity of the community by a resort to physical force against each other, in one of the streets of Richmond. The Mayor said he did not object to their battering the enemies of the Confederacy to their ert's content, but the idea of smashing up their own persons, in mutual conflict, was not thought of for a moment. Miles ap with a miniature illustration of the Ros an war, under and over each eye, while Lindsay had undergone a carving process in the ture that leads to the gastric region.--The Mayor compromised the affair by sending both warriors to Gen. Winder
Collecting a bill. --Anson Peters, an old gentleman who is celebrated for his ability to make collections when nobody else could do it, has a debtor named James McBride, residing on Franklin street. McBride owes Peters one dollar and sixteen cents; Peters had called one hundred and sixteen times, at least, to demand payment — McBride having always a good reason for requesting Mr. Peters to call again. The last excuse for non-payment was that the small note law of General Winder was in operation, and McBride had no funds but such as would make him liable to a severe penalty if he offered them in liquidation of the debt. He had "plenty of money, just now," he said, "but it was all in fifty cents and one dollar individual acceptances, which were not legal currency." "I'll take that sort," said Peters eagerly. "No you don't," answered McBride; "I can't be trapped that way — you want to have me fined, get half the money as informer, and perhaps put me in Castle Godwin." "I'll swear
entries, he answered; "Yes," a number of our men were shot. In one instance two were shot; one was killed and the other wounded, by a man who rested his gun on the widow-sill while he capped it." General Ricketts, in reference to his having been said as one of the hostages for the privateers, states: --"I considered it bad treatment to be reflected as a hostage for a privateer, when I was so lame that I could not walk, and while my wounds were still open and unhealed. At this time Gen. Winder came to see me. He had been an officer inmy regiment; I had known him for twenty-odd years. It was on the 9th of November that he came to see me. He saw that my wounds were still unhealed; he saw my condition; but that very day he received an order to select hostages for the privateers, and, notwithstanding he knew my condition, the next day, Sunday, the 10th of November, I was selected as one of the hostages." "I heard," he continues, "of a great many of our prisoners who had been bayon
s named Julia Selden, were caged for keeping a disorderly and ill-governed house, and for being primarily the cause of the affray. The authorities intended to use both of them as witnesses on the Coroner's inquest, which was appointed to take place at 11 o' clock on saturday, the dead body of Kelley being meanwhile locked up in an unoccupied shanty, owned by a negro, near the corner of 15th and Poplar streets. About one month since the fact that Duff altas Pearce had been committed to Castle Winder as a deserter and desperado of the worst description, was recorded in this column. Of his subsequent release and for what cause we had not been informed. Nor did we know that he had been restored to his unalienable rights, (which, judging from the representation of those who knew him best, was to steal, murder and fight.) until notified by the occurrence now being narrated. It is reported, on good authority, that after his release he was on several occasions employed by Captain G. W. Alex
ion — their directors are below all polite consideration — placed beyond the pale of all civility, and are only fit to grace the chain- gang, or to work on the common roads.--Gunning in every art of imposition and seduction, they wink at all law and order, swindle the innocent, corrupt morals and manners, at the same time enticing the unwary or youthful into their gas lit gambling dens, with all the temptations which deception and abundance of liquor can invent. If our worthy Marshal and Gen. Winder desire to see peace and order maintained — if they wish to rid the city of a host of profligates from all the South, who live and fatten on the vices or simplicity of the unsophisticated — and think it wise as well as expedient to clear the city of scores of "officers" who blockade the sidewalks, jostle and stars at ladies, &c., they would do well to make a sudden descent upon the many gambling "hells" of the city, send the "sick" officers to camp, and place in the hands of the fashionab
sion. Hugh Bagley, the lad charged with stealing William Harris's horse, was committed for further examination. The circumstances connected with the affair demonstrated the fact that Hugh, despite his tender age, was anything but a "green un" in the transaction of business involving moral turpitude. His fate hereafter may be imagined, but not described — until the proper time. John Brown, a soldier, arraigned for getting drunk and trespassing on Sebastian Corbell, was sent to General Winder. A similar disposition was made of Charles Reed, a uniformed man, charged with effecting a forcible entrance into the house of Aun Stephenson, on Cary street. Thomas Williams, who was brought up for violently assaulting a servant of Captain Cary, was committed to a "more convenient season." Charles F. Dehart was sent to jail to await an indictment for stealing a pair of shoes from Vincent Bargamin. The shoes in this instance, worth about $2, will, in the end, cost the Sta
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