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I am rather inclined to believe that no "holiday soldiers" will be seen in the "city of the seven hills" to-morrow. Alas! what a change has come over the "spirit of our dreams" since the Fourth of July, 1860! I understand that an excursion party of ladies and gentlemen will be here to-morrow from Richmond. If so, and we are not employed in entertaining our Yankee friends, we expect to have a "gay time generally" with our Richmond friends. At an election held here on Monday, the 1st of July. 1st Sergeant Abner V. England was chosen First Lieutenant, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Lieut. Lewis L. Smith. The promotion of Sergeant England creating a vacancy in the office of 1st Sergeant. 2d Sergeant Wm. H. Wade was chosen to fill the vacancy. Capt. Wm. A. Charters increases in popularity with his men each day. He is not only the very "prince of good fellows," but a brave and gallant officer, and an honor to the city which gave him birth. The
Interesting from Cairo. --The Cairo correspondent of the St. Louis Republican, in his letter of July 1st, furnishes some interesting information, part of which is confirmatory of what we have already had from other sources: Captain Pitcher, of the regular army, came here on Saturday, and remains here for the purpose of mustering in the three years volunteers. Yesterday (Sunday) he swore in three companies of the 18th Regiment. He went up to Camp Smith to swear in Company A, of the Chicago Light Artillery, but they refused to enlist for three years. This is a splendid company — no better on the ground. By the way, this three years business is creating considerable excitement in the different camps, and considerable trouble to those in authority. The general sentiment in the camp undoubtedly is, that it would be more sensible to send round the paymaster ahead of the recruiting officer. Unless the men are paid off (of which there is no present probability,) there wil
wagon and team, and some arms. Only one of the Georgians was wounded. At the Rich Mountains there has been some fighting — the result not known. It is believed that the Yankees have a large force, and are making their way into this valley, to surround our army and capture our stores and ordnance. They will receive a rough handling. We are permitted to make an extract from a letter written by a member of the Richmond Blues to his friends in this city, dated Ripley, Jackson county, July 1st: "We left Charleston Kanawha, for this place last Saturday night about 8 o'clock, and arrived here on Sunday night at 7 o'clock. The distance is 40 miles. The reason of our coming so quick was that a party of the enemy came upon this little town and forced all the men in it to take the oath of fidelity to the United States. They raised a Union flag, stayed in the town about an hour, and then left; so our company could not get here in time to have a brush; but yesterday morning we hear
brother of Gen. Lamar; and still another company will leave on Monday next, commanded by Capt. Hart, who like his native State, "Old Rip," awoke very slowly from her Union slumbers, but who is now fully aroused, and will, if opportunity should offer, administer opiates to Old Abe's "Wide Awakes" that will consign them to that "sleep that knows no waking!" I was greatly amused this evening, by "A" correspondent of the Atlanta Southern Confederacy, writing from Fairfax Court-House, Va., July 1st, saying--"The truth is, the Virginians are rather slow coaches, except when they are in pursuit of an office." This, from a Georgian, is decidedly rich, particularly the latter part of the sentence. A native African, from the Southern coast of Guinea, might with the same propriety call his brother Guinea "nigger" black, by way of reproach.--If Virginians can beat Georgians in scenting an office in every breeze that reaches them from either their Federal or State capital, they are trump ca
t was his intention to pass whilst in the city under the assumed name of Col. R. T. Zaroona: The Commonwealth of Virginia to Richard Thomas Zaroona, greeting: Know you, that from special trust and confidence reposed in your fidelity, courage and good conduct, our Governor, in pursuance of the authority vested in him by an ordinance of the Convention of the State of Virginia, doth commission you a Colonel in the Active Volunteer forces of the State, to rank as such from the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name as Governor, and caused the seal of the Commonwealth to be affixed, this second day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. (Signed) John Letcher. City of Richmond, Va., to wit: This day appeared before me, Joseph Mayo, Mayor of the city of Richmond, Richard Thomas Zaroona, and qualified to the within commission by taking the oath prescribed by law. Given under my ha
. Jenkins, of Pleasant Ridge, N. C., was hung by a Vigilance Committee, on the 8th instant, for poisoning the child of Mr. Jenkins. Hon. Fernando Wood, says the Boston Post, holds a mortgage for $60,000 on a portion of the heavily encumbered estate left by the late Senator Douglas. The Peach crop in Ohio is almost entirely out off, but grapes promise an abundant crop. The vines never looked better. A boy 12 years of age has been re-delivering the lectures of Gough with great success at Plymouth, England. Mr. Adoniram B. Judson, son of the late Dr. Judson, has been appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Navy. Over half a million barrels of flour were received in Chicago from the 1st of January to the 1st of July this year. Burned to Death.--An Irish girl named Kate Griftin was burned to death at Laporte, Ind., by the explosion of a fluid lamp. A little boy, sea of Mrs. Hicky, residing it Norfolk, Va., was drowned at that place on Monday afternoon last.
The Daily Dispatch: August 6, 1861., [Electronic resource], Spanish Ideas of United States officers (search)
Spanish Ideas of United States officers --Extract from a commercial letter, dated Barcelona, 1st July: "Here all the sympathies are with the South. If we are to give credit to the news coming from New York, you must be very much frightened by the formidable preparations of war at the North. However, it is not so, and I think that, on the contrary, the North will be frightened to see themselves in the hands of Generals like Pierce, who commanded the skirmish at Great Bethel."
Astronomical prediction Verified --Soon after the first appearance here, on the 1st of July, of the great comes, the astronomers unanimously announced as the result of their calculations respecting its orbit, that it must have been a bright and conspicuous object to eyes in the Southern hemisphere during the month of June. This prediction has been confirmed by a letter from Dr. Moesta, Director of the Guillon National Observatory at Sanford dated June 17 wherein he states that a brilliant comet had been visible there since the beginning of June. A comparison of its the heavens, as there observed, shows that it was then following the very path which our astronomers predicted it had done, after it became visible here. The prediction with regard to its brilliancy and course among the Southern state has been triumphantly
The Daily Dispatch: August 27, 1861., [Electronic resource], Canadian opinion of Newspaper Mobbing (search)
Interesting News from Liberia. --The Monrovia (Liberia) correspondent of the New York Herald writing on the 1st of July says: The Liberian Government had just paid the people the sums due--eight dollars per month — for supporting the Congo negroes rescued from slavers and shipped there by the United States Government and the Colonization Society. The living freight taken out by the United States frigate Niagara had all become useful laborers to the colonists. The Congos were industrious to a degree, spoke the English language fluently, avoided communication with the native tribes, and all had become Christians. The same is said, to a great extent of the cargoes of the Bonita, Era, Storm King, Cora and Nightingale.--The negroes taken from the last named vessel were not treated so well by the Liberian officers as the others, and one hundred and fifty of them died, chiefly from neglect. Indeed, it is alleged that many of them were buried alive. It is said that Presid
has had a very damaging effect upon the newspaper business at the North, is certain. Some changes have lately taken place in New York, in regard to which one of the Abolition journals says: It is understood that the New York World and Courier and Enquirer, were sold out a few days ago — machinery, stook, good will, and all — to Mr. John R. Ford, one of the principal stockholders, for $30,000. Out of this sum, Mr. Ford is to pay all the debts incurred by the establishment since the 1st of July last, and the $17,000 mortgage on the press, held by Mr. Hoe. As the World paid $100,000 (in stock) for the Courier and Enquirer a few weeks since, Mr. Ford has evidently obtained a bargain. The expenses of the World are said to be $1,500 a week in excess of the receipts, the old Courier advertisements being by the year, and paid for in advance, proving a loss, instead of a source of income to the World concern. The experiment of publishing a daily religions newspaper has cost the prop
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