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Female Traitors in Washington. Washington, Jan. 15.--This morning it was rumored that the female prisoners confined in the Sixteenth-Street Prison were to be removed to the Old Capitol Prison, where, in consequence of their rebellious proclivities, quarters have been prepared for them. Accordingly, we visited Lieut. N. E. Sheldon, a native of New-York, and an officer of the Sturgess Rifles, the body-guard of General McClellan during his campaign in Western Virginia, who, for some time past, has been detailed as the guard of these prisoners, and were admitted, after some delay, into his quarters. It is well known that since the attempt made to rescue the prisoners at this house on the first of the year, the utmost vigilance has been displayed in the approach of visitors to this point. And hence it was that when we applied for admission at the quarters of Lieut. Sheldon, we were obliged to halt for a few moments, until our character and the object of our visit were ascertained
Jan. 20.--A year ago, when Gen. Cass--grieved and indignant — left Mr. Buchanan's Cabinet, Mr. Attorney-General Black was transferred to the portfolio of State, and Mr. Stanton, then absent from Washington, was fixed upon as Attorney-General. The same night he arrived at a late hour, and learned from his family of his appointment. Knowing the character of the bold, bad men then in the ascendency in the Cabinet, he determined at once to decline; but when, the next day, he announced his resolution at the White House, the entreaties of the distressed and helpless President, and the arguments of Mr. Black, prevailed upon him to accept. At the first meeting of the Cabinet which he attended, the condition of the seceded States, and course to be pursued with the garrison at Fort Sumter were discussed, Floyd and Thompson dwelling upon the irritation of the Southern heart, and the folly of continuing a useless garrison to increase the irritation. No one formally proposed any course of
Jan. 16.--Amongst the prisoners lately returned from Richmond, is Capt. Ralph Hunt, of the First Kentucky regiment. In September last, his regiment formed a part of the force under Gen. Cox, encamped near Gauley Bridge, in Western Virginia. The enemy were desirous of dislodging the General, and about the third of September attempted a reconnoissance in some force. The pickets were driven in, and Capt. Hunt was ordered out with his company to make observations of the force and movements of the enemy, and report thereon. The whole country thereabouts is thickly covered with scrubby pine and cedar, so that a man may escape notice at a few yards distance. Pushing his way through the bushes and scrub-by trees until he obtained a position commanding the road by which the rebels must advance, the Captain halted his men where they were well concealed from observation, and ordered them to lie quiet and await orders. A few men had been sent in advance as scouts, but it seems that thes
Point of Rocks, Md., Jan. 28.--Last night the monotony of camp life was varied by a theatrical performance in camp, tendered by a corps composed exclusively of members of Col. Geary's regiment, and to which a large number of citizens, with their families, together with Gen. Banks's staff, with their ladies, were invited. A rustic stage, with a drop-curtain and dressing-room, was erected near the centre of the camp, the whole enclosed with canvas. In front of the stage and in the form of an amphitheatre were seats for three hundred persons, and surrounding this were a succession of camp-fires, tending to dry and rarify the night atmosphere, as well as to add to the romance of the entertainment. Special trains brought delegations of spectators from Sandy Hook, Frederick, and intermediate stations, a very considerable portion of whom were ladies, escorted by their male relatives and officers of rank. Not less than two hundred ladies lent their charms to grace the occasion. On
Adventures of a Rebel Heroine. Norfolk, Va., Jan. 22.--Miss Poole arrived here last evening in the flag of truce steamer, and we had the pleasure of an interview with her. She is an intelligent and pleasing lady, and withal possesses a fervor of patriotism which no tortures of the enemy could dampen. Our conversation with her convinces us that she is a true Virginia lady, and we congratulate her upon her escape from the thraldom of Lincolndom and her restoration to Southern soil and society. Miss Poole was arrested in Wheeling on the twenty-eighth of September last, by order of the Secretary of State, charged with conducting a correspondence with the Southern rebels. On account of indisposition she was not removed from her home, but was allowed to remain in her room — a guard being placed at the door of the same, and also a guard on the outside of the building. The door of her chamber was securely locked, and the key taken by the officer of the guard. Previously, however,
Jan. 16.--The army telegraph now consists of over one thousand miles of wire stretched through the different camps, from the headquarters of Gen. Hooker on the left, running towards the right wing till it reaches Hancock, Maryland. One hundred and ten Mr. Eckert, the Assistant Superintendent in charge of this Department, has run a separate line to the Headquarters of each general commanding a division. For instance, Gen. McClellan can sit at the table in his private house, and talk to the different generals, all at one and the same time, and independent of one another. When any division moves, the line can also be extended, as each division has a corps of builders, and a supply of wire, poles and insulators always ready. In several divisions each brigadier — general has an instrument upon the line, and is in direct conference with his immediate commanding general the whole time. Large wagons have been provided for the operators and their batteries to travel in, with sleepi
Munchauseniana. Memphis, Jan. 9, 1862.--A mercantile firm here has received a letter from a friend in the south of Kentucky, stating that the Federal Government had made clandestine arrangements, and pardoned convicts and desperate characters of the North, to scatter them through the South, and set fire and burn everything, especially manufactures and machine-shops. The Unionists were paying them liberally for such work, believing it a good mode to cripple the South. The information was obtained from a party employed under the Federal Government, and was communicated to warn the South. Twenty Union officers resigned at Cairo on Saturday, and have gone home. Memphis Appeal, Jan. 9.
Richmond, Jan. 16.--The joint resolutions submitted a few days since, in the Virginia Senate, by Mr. Pate, in relation to the reclamation of Western and North-western Virginia, were taken up and unanimously adopted. The resolutions declare that in no event will the State of Virginia submit to, or consent to the loss of a foot of her soil, etc., and are designed to reassure and encourage the loyal people of the invaded sections. On motion of Mr. Finney, of Accomac, the preamble was amended by striking out the specific locality, and made to include all the invaded counties.--Richmond Dispatch.
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 16.--We have just learned from a reliable gentleman, of Newcastle, the circumstances of a very unusual occurrence in that place just before Christmas, which we deem it proper should be placed before the people of Kentucky. Some forty or sixty negroes, all slaves, had been engaged in killing hogs for one of the citizens of Newcastle at night. About that time, and after the work was over, they paraded the streets of the town in a body, between the hours of ten and twelve, uttering all sorts of disorderly sounds, singing political songs and shouting for Lincoln. They seemed to take especial pains to make their unusual and disorderly demonstrations in front of the residences of one or two promiment Southern rights citizens. They continued their tumultuous proceedings for an hour or so without interruption from either officers or citizens, and finally dispersed of their own accord. We deem it due to the peace and security of the Commonwealth to give this inf
Richmond, Jan. 2.--Quite a number of new-fangled flags are exhibited in the window of the Despatch office. The latest picture, which is gotten up with great care and neatness, represents a tri-color--three bars of equal width running horizontally — the lower black, the middle purple, the upper white, with stars in it. The black bar is designed to notify mankind that the confederacy sprung from Black Republicanism. Hah! How would a buzzard, sitting on a cotton-bale, with a chew of tobacco in his mouth, a little nigger in one claw, and a palmetto tree in the other, answer? Nothing could be more thoroughly and comprehensively Southern.--Charleston Mercury.
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