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Horrible affair. --A horrible affair occurred the other day near Douglas' Mills, Allegheny county, Pa. It appears that a young man named Bill Jones, a half brother of the notorious Charlotte Jones, who, with Henry Fife, was executed some three years since at Pittsburgh, for the murder of George Wilson and Elizabeth McMasters, threw his wife into the fire while under the influence of liquor, and held her there until she was burned in shocking manner. Her cries were fearful, and were distinctly heard several rods from the house. The woman lingered a few days in fearful agony, when death stepped in and relieved her of her sufferings. There has been no arrest made.
Dispatch.military enthusiasm in Danville. Danville, Va., April 17, 1861. The news of the surrender of Fort Sumter to the Confederate States was received here last Saturday evening per telegraph, from Richmond, at about 4 o'clock. It created great rejoicing among our people, who are since that time united in sentiment, all being in favor of Virginia making common cause with her Southern sister States. At a meeting Saturday night, speeches were delivered by Messrs. W. T. Sutherlin, B. M. Jones, Dr. Withers, and others. Monday night Major Withers and Vincent Witcher, Esq., spoke to the citizens of this place, and especially the young men, to come forward and join one or the other of our volunteer companies; a good many enlisted. Capt. Graves, of the Blues, made at the same time an appeal to the audience to subscribe money for procuring better arms for our volunteer companies. Several gentlemen responded to the tune of between $300 and $400. I understand the subscription was r
of his re-election. Mr. Harvie returned thanks for the re-election, and paid a high compliment to the Directory and officers of the Company. Mr. R. R. Howison, from the Committee on Wharves, etc., presented a report, which included resolutions, approving the establishment of wharves at Rocketts: and referring the subject of pre-payment of freights to the Directory. On motion, the Examining Committee of 1859 was continued, and the By-Laws referred to them for revisal. Mr. B. M. Jones offered the following resolution: Resolved, That in lieu of the aid heretofore promised to the Roanoke Valley Railroad Company, the President and Directors of this Company are advised and instructed to grant to the said R. V. R. R. Company, so soon as in their opinion the financial condition of this Company will admit of it, the acceptances of the Company for $5,000 per month, payable ninety days or six months after date, until the said acceptances shall amount to the sum of $60,
The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Convention of North Carolina brigades in Gen. Lee's army — a Rebuke Administered to Unpatriotic citizens at home. (search)
w it, if it should be found that true patriotism in the State had so far lost its hold on the minds and hearts of the people as to be unable to check the course of these disloyal journals. 7th. That we heartily approve of the noble and patriotic course of Gov. Vance in the struggle for our independence; that we are willing to entrust the honor and integrity of our State in his hands, and that we are confident he will not betray his trust. A committee, consisting of Cols. Gar rett, Jones, and Grymes, we were appointed to prepare an address to the people of North Carolina, and then the meeting adjourned. A correspondent of the Enquirer writes: The meeting was not boisterous, but calm, quiet, and deliberate, and seemed to be fully impressed with the importance of the object which had drawn them together. Meetings of a similar character have also been held in all the regiments by the officers and men. The meeting cannot but result in good. All the speakers seemed to tak
The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], Convention of North Carolina brigades in Gen. Lee's army — a Rebuke Administered to Unpatriotic citizens at home. (search)
North Carolina coal. --We have seen a specimen of anthracite coal, discovered on the farm of a Mr. Wade, in Rockingham county, North Carolina. The coal appears to be very good, and has been so proven, we understand, by the proper test. The vein now worked is only six feet under ground, and is three feet thick. Col. B. M. Jones is engaged in the operation of mining this coal, and the work is progressing under the superintendence of Mr. Ambrose Barrett, a practical miner. The Upper Dan River Valley, in which the above mine is located, has been known for some years to contain a coal basin of considerable extent, and it was considered that anthracite coal was the predominant deposit. Should this impression prove to be as correct in other openings as it has in the mine of Wade's farm, the coal field of this region will be of very great value to the Confederacy.