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Hdq's Fry's Mount'd Rangers,Richmond, may 8th, 1861. attention! Rangers.--Assemble for drill at schad's Hall, on Thursday Evening, May 9th. Roll Call at 8 o'clock. By order of Capt. Caskie. my 9--1t John Doyle, 1st Serg't.
From Washington. Alexandria, May 9. --No news of importance here or in Washington to-day. A policeman shot a soldier in Washington yesterday, whom he was trying to arrest.--The soldiers threatened to demolish the guard-house. An investigation was pending. A member of the Seventh Regiment was accidentally shot there to-day. The bridges on the Northern Central Railroad will be finished to-day. The Court-House in Frederick, Md. was burned yesterday. The 20th New York Regiment is at Annapolis. The 4th Pennsylvania Regiment, 800 strong, have arrived at Washington. Also, the 3d Battalion of Massachusetts volunteers. The Maryland Legislature will probably adjourn on Friday to July 10. The house next to Willard's Hotel was burned last night, with the stock of E. Owen &Son, military and naval tailors, with $15,000. Maj. Anderson has been appointed to drill two regiments of Kentucky Volunteers for Lincoln's army, and has been made Colonel.
One day Later from Europe.arrival of the Africa. New York, May 9, (via Alexandria.)--The steamship Africa, from Liverpool April 27th, has arrived. The subject of American hostilities was engrossing public attention in England. The news of the bombardment of Fort Sumter created considerable sensation, and produced a slight depression in English funds.--The London Times considers the result of the contest inexplicable, considering that a barroom difficulty would have occasioned more bloodshed. The Great Eastern was in the hands of the Sheriff, under an execution. She was, however, advertised to sail June 1st, the company having offered to deposit the amount claimed. Affairs at Warsaw were unchanged. All the towns in Poland were occupied with military, and many arrests continued to be made. There were reports of an intended demonstration on the 29th of May, the Czar's birth-day. The insurrectionary movements in the Neapolitan provinces were spreading.
Interesting from Texas. New Orleans, May 9. --We learn by the Orizaba, arrived from Texas to-day, that Gen. Van Dorn had left Victoria on the 6th inst. with the McCullogh Regiment and other forces, to intercept Col. Reeves' command of United States troops, six hundred strong, above San Antonio. Major Lloyd Beall, Capt. R. W. Johnson, Second Cavalry; Capt. Wm. Blair, Lieuts. Ramsour, Fourth, and Howard, Third U. S. Artillery, had resigned. Capt. Lee's Company, Eighth Infantry, had surrendered at San Antonio. Col. Waite, successor of Gen. Twiggs, is a prisoner of war, on parole. The crops will surpass any harvest ever reaped. Texas has made provision for large quantities of brass cannon and other arms for the defence of the State. The Belgian Consul has published a note, denying the statement published in New York that he had entered into a contract with the Confederate States for supplying them with arms from Belgium. The entrance of the chan
Southern Congress. Montgomery, May 8--10 P. M. --The Congress was mostly in secret session to-day. It is understood that they were engaged in making arrangements for a vigorous and successful prosecution of the war — placing the Confederacy in the best possible condition of defence. It is also understood that contrary to what was supposed, the Confederacy had control of sufficient arms, ordnance and ammunition of every description to put ?nto the field 150,000 men for one year's campaign. Montgomery, May 9.--Nothing was done in public session to-day. The Congress in secret session passed an act to raise an additional force to serve during the war, and authorizes the President to accept the services of volunteers without regard to their place of enlistment. Another act was made public, which authorizes the Postmaster General to issue a proclamation any day he may select, taking entire charge of the postal matters of the Confederate States.
The War Movements. From a letter in the Alexandria Gazette, dated Harper's Ferry. May 9, we have the following detail of affairs as that place. Yesterday, information was received from reliable sources that Federal troops were moving towards this point. Immediately the Maryland heights which command the Virginia hills and mountains in the immediate neighborhood were occupied by a large body of men. The Kentucky regiment and several companies of Virginia troops, comprised this force. As the Kentucky troops, raised to a high pitch of enthusiasm at the near prospect of a fight, with elastic step and head erect marched across the bridge and defiled along the mountain side, from every point of the which nature has formed around the place, thunders of cheers arose, coming along and reverberating among the numerous gorges of this wild and romantic pass. The night, however, passed away without the slightest alarm, Harper's Ferry is now, I think impregnable. A seizure of the
The New Squadron of Spain. --The Correspondancia, of Madrid, of May 9th, has the following: Spain does not think of declaring war on any power, but she is doing all she can not to be disarmed or surprised in the event of a European conflict. This is the reason why she is causing vessels of war to be constructed both at home and abroad, and why she is making warlike preparations.
French interests in South America. --The Paris Sickle, of the 9th of May, says: M. Laferriere, delegate of the Frenchmen who for fifteen years have been demanding indemnities from the Government of Uruguay, has sent us a report on the matter, which states that, though by the intervention of the Cabinets of Paris and London indemnities were promised both to the French and English sufferers, the Government of Montevideo has on different pretexts not paid them. Must France send a naval division to support demands of which the justice has been recognized?
Atrocities in Mexico. --The Mexican Extraordinary has a letter dated Tepic, May 9 in which the writer gives particulars of the atrocities committed in that canton by Losada's forces. He says: Yesterday the forces of Losada occupied — that is, took by force--San Pedro de las Lagunillas. They took the place; but, would that I could stop with that simple announcement. They burned it, and they murdered-- mas sacred-- butchered — put to the sword the entire population, without respect to age or sex? And this is the holy cause of religion. But this event is not all I have to relate. It is now just twelve days since the same forces of Losada (that is, the clergy) fell upon the place known as Portilla y Navarree, and as an illustration of what they did, after robbing the population, they drove the only officer of the Government into his house, set fire to it and burned him alive! After those feats, the heroes did not neglect to rob the travelers and merchandize trains pa
g and passing Confederate Treasury notes. The prisoner was led to the bar of the court by Marshal J. F. Wiley, for sentence, when Mr. John H. Gilmer, counsel for the defence, moved for a new trial, which motion was argued at length by Mr. P. H. Aylett, District Attorney, and Mr. Gilmer, and resulted in the overruling of the motion by the Judge. Nothing then being offered in delay of judgment, the court pronounced sentence that the prisoner be taken to the usual place of execution, on the 9th of next May, and hung by the neck until dead. The scene in the court-room was an impressive one. The solemnity of the occasion seemed to be realized in all its force by the Judge and all who were present. The sentence was clothed in dignified yet pathetic language — the enormity of the crime set forth, and the awful sentence of death dwelt upon as an overpowering appeal to prepare for it. This is, we believe, the first time that such a sentence for such an offence has ever been pronounced. S
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