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box," will tell a different story. Discretion is the better part of valor, and upon this maxim, more prudent than chivalrous the Monitor saw fit to act yesterday morning. The Yankees said in Stafford. The Fredericksburg News has a long account of the excesses committed by Sickles and his ruffians in Stafford county, a portion of which we copy: About 1,600 Yankees, with four pieces of artillery, six-pounders, each drawn by sixteen negroes, landed at Evansport on the night of April 2d, by the light of Evana's House, which they set on fire. Thursday morning they went to Capt. Graves's and took all his horses and Mr. Stonnell's. At Mrs. Powers's Sickles asked for "something to drink"--the thirsty warrior!--and something to eat. The yard was full of men romping and boxing.--One asked Mrs. P. if she had any Confederate money, and on her replying no, that the army had taken it all with them, another said, that was a damned lie. Sickles said he would have to put a guard round
Export of cotton. A correspondent of the Examiner, writing from Charleston under date of April 2d, says that three thousand bales of cotton were shipped from that port during the preceding week. This cotton goes to the West Indies, where the Yankees buy it, and thus supply their own mills in spite of all we can do. Will Congress adjourn without passing some law to put an end to this crying evil?
iere, disapproving his conduct. Napoleon has ordered a reduction of 37,000 men in the active army. Inquiries have been made in England by agents of the American Government as to the price of iron plates for ships. The London Times. (city article) says English funds opened yesterday at a further recovery of an eighth, prices being sustained by expectations of increased ease in the money market on the commencement of the payment of dividends on Wednesday next. Copenhagen, April 2.--The Minister of Marine stated to-day in the Council of State that he shall ask large credits for the construction of iron-plated ships. He promised that no more wooden men-of-war shall be built. The declaration was received with great satisfaction. Commercial Intelligence. London Money Market.--On the 2nd instant console closed at 92½ a 93 7/8. Funds have been dull, but had an improving tendency at the close. Console advanced ½ on the 2d. There was less demand for discoun
Trial sentence, and execution of time thy Webster as a spy. --We append a brief synopsis of the proceedings of the Court Martial that condemned the above person in order to a correct understanding of the matter alleged against him and for which he yesterday, at 22 minutes past 11 o'clock, suffered the extreme penalty of the law at the military camp at the New Fair Grounds; On the 2d of April the Court Martial convened for the trial of Timothy Webster as an alien enemy, Col. Nat. Tyler being President of the same. Charge--Lurking about the armies and fortifications of the Confederate States of America. 1st Specification.--That on the 1st of April, being an alien enemy and in the service of the United States, he lurked about the armies and fortifications of the Confederate States in and near Richmond. 2d Specification--That about the 1st of July, 1861. prisoner being an alien enemy and in the service of the United States, did lurk in, around, and about the armies and fortifi
17, schooner Laura, Ferklenberg, Charleston, cotton and lumber. March 17, schooner Carrie Sanford, Haggett, St. Johns, Fla., naval stores. March 17, sloop Coquette, Moore, Charleston, cotton. March 22, schooner Argyle, Davis, Charleston, cotton and naval stores. March 27, schr. Victoria, Fowler, St. Johns, Fla., naval stores. March 27, schr. Annie Deans, Morse, Fernandina, naval stores. March 27th, steamship Nashville, Gooding, Georgetown, S. C., ballast. April 2, schr. Pride, Davis, Georgetown, S. C., cotton. April 5, steamship Economist, Burdge, Charleston, cotton. April 5, schr. Rutherford, Green, Charleston, cotton. April 7, schr. Sarah Russell, Charleston, cotton. April 7, schr. Acorn, Habenicht, Charleston, cotton. April 8, schr. Louisa, Tulle, Charleston, cotton. April 8, schr. Chase, Habenicht, Charleston, cotton. April 9, schr. Elizabeth Rumley, Charleston, cotton. April 10, steamship Cecile, Carling,
Another arrival from Charleston. --The steamer Economist, Captain Burdge, belonging to Hull, arrived in the Mersey on the 12th instant, having run the blockade of Charleston harbor, which port she left on the 2d April. She brings a letter-bag, a cargo of 837 bales of cotton,-404 barrels of rosin, and is consigned to Messrs. Fraser, Trenhoim &Co. who are the present owners of the vessel. A letter dated April 2, received by a Liverpool firm from Charleston, states that the Nashville and tApril 2, received by a Liverpool firm from Charleston, states that the Nashville and the Catawba had arrived there, and that the Nashville had left again. The Duke of Devonshire has made a reduction of rent to all holders of land on his Irish estates (who have already received an abatement) on the half year's rent due the 29th of September. last, equal to 20 per cent, on the year where the annual rent does not amount to £100, and a reduction of 15 per cent, to holders whose rents amount to and exceed £100 per annum. Telegrams received from the Baltic announce the loss o
The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], "Shall speculators be longer Tolerated?" (search)
Mayor's Court--Thursday, April 2d. --William H. Ross, a free negro, was examined (by Recorder Caskie, who presided in the absence of the Mayor,) for feloniously stealing $1,600 in C. S. notes from Joseph Stuckenberg. The robbery, as previously related, occurred in a house on Main street. The witness, desiring to wash his face, pulled off his great coat, one pocket of which contained the money, and laid it on the counter of the store. Ross being therein. When he had completed his ablutiightest provocation for this robbery save the hope of plunder. By the aid of Mr. Jenkins the garroters were secured until the arrival of the police. The prisoners were remanded for further examination before the Hustings Court on the second Monday in April next. The following cases were continued: John H Day, charged with permitting faro to be exhibited on premises controlled by him; William, slave of Clifford Campbell, and Jos Hall, free, charged with breaking into Smith & Trailer's, and
The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], Provisions for the army — Responses to the President's address. (search)
Hustings Court, Friday, April 17. --Recorder Caskie presiding. John Jones was examined on the charge of engaging in the "riot" of April 2d, and stealing a dozen hats and other property from John T Hicks, on Cary street. Defendant was sent on for final trial before Judge Lyons. Ann Murphy, charged with stealing $195 from John White, and William Sullivan, charged with breaking into the tailor shop of John C. Shafer, were severally examined and sent on. John Costello, charged with robbing P Rondley at the Delevan House, on Cary street, had his case continued until the next term, the principal witness not appearing against him.
Arrests --The following arrests were made by the police yesterday, viz: Benjamin, slave of Sarah J Ellis, for stealing from John Cariton a trunk, containing $100 worth of clothing, $75 in money, and a silver watch; Mrs. M. A. Pomfrey, for entering Pollard & Walker's store, on the 2d of April, and stealing a large quantity of bacon; and Rhody McCauley, for feloniously entering Mary Broderick's house and stealing $100 worth of corned beef.
Saturday. --Benjamin, slave of Sarah J. Ellis, was examined and sent to the Hustings Court for trial for stealing Jno, Cariton's trunk, containing $100 worth of clothing, $75 in money, and a silver watch. Thomas Foley, charged with engaging in an unnecessary fight with Tazewell Corr in the street, to the disturbance of the public peace, was examined and acquitted. Mrs. Elizabeth Cullen was arraigned for receiving a lot of meat, stolen from Mary Broderick, by Jas. Terry and Roddy Corby. The case was continued for additional evidence. Mrs. M. A. Pomfrey was sent on for trial before Judge Meredith for being engaged in the riot of the 2d of April, and entering Pollard &Walker's store, on Cary street, and helping herself to a lot of bacon. Damon, slave of Wm. A. Armistead, was ordered 10 lashes for going about without his pass. The case of Jesse White, for shooting John J. Andrews, was called up, and continued till Monday. No testimony was given in the case.
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