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John T. Ford, formerly of Richmond, but more recently of Baltimore, has leased the Tenth Street Baptist Church, at Washington, and is having it thoroughly overhauled, to be converted into a theatre and exhibition building. The printers employed in the Government printing office, at Washington, are about to petition Congress to consent to the reduction of hours of labor in that establishment, and to continue the same rate of wages as paid before the reduction was made. Homicides have become an every-day occurrence in Washington. Hardly a day occurs that two or three murders do not take place. Jeremiah Skinner, of the well-known firm of Wm. Skinner & Sons, ship- builders, of Baltimore, died in that city on the 12th instant. The Central Railroad Bank and Planters Bank of Savannah, Ga., have each contributed $1,000 for the relief of the Charleston sufferers. Both houses of the Georgia Legislature donated on Saturday, the 14th inst., the sum of one hundred thousand dollars for the relief of the sufferers by the late fire at Charleston, S. C. In its last issue the Milledgeville (Ga.) Federal Union announces the suspension of its daily paper. The cause assigned is the want of patronage. Montgomery (Ala.) papers report further attempts on the part of incendiaries to fire that city.
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