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ing initiated and actively participated in the muss.--Their examination on said charge was set for Thursday. In default of security for their good behavior, Florence St. Clair, (white,) Jno. S. Burruss, (white,) and Frances Melton, (white,) were sent to jail. Willamina Tyree, (a slave, hiring herself,) was ordered twenty lashes and discharged. The same judgment was given in the case of the girl Ellen, owned by George Bloomer. In the olden time, Alsasin, in London, was the place where all the low rowdyism of that great metropolis found expression in acts of violence, and in these latter days "Solitude," in Richmond, emulates its great prototype in those acts which gave the former its unenviable notoriety.--Our Richmond Alsasin is most inappropriately named — Solitude does not reign there except in name. Jones, or some other celebrated poet, once said, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but we doubt whether any cognomen would give the odor of sanctity to "Solitude."
Seizure of a vessel laden with supplies. Augusta, Ga.,, March 21. --The sloop Isabella, Capt. Jones, laden with provisions for the United States fleet at Pensacola, was seized last night. [The seizure probably took place at Savannah, though the locality is not stated.]
Arrived. Steamship Jamestown, Skinner, New York, mdze. and passengers, Ludlam & Watson. Brig. Jaffa. (Br.) Douglas, Halifax, fish, C. T. Wortham & Co. Schr. Wm. Severe, Brooks, Baltimore, mdze., W. D. Colquitt & Co. Schr. Ann Pickrell, Elsy, Philadelphia, mdze. to order. Schr. Convoy, Merrill, Rockland, lime, L. Libby & Son. Schr. Anson, Ward, Eastern Shore, oats, A. Millspaugh. Schr. Jenny Lind, Thomas, Eastern Shore, oats, A. Millspaugh. Schr. M. L. Johnson, Passwater, James river, wheat Haxall, Crenshaw &Co. Sloop Hannah and Mary, Pierce, N. J., potatoes and hay. Sailed, Schr. Ida L., Jones, down the river, light.
n the hypocritical pretensions of a set of puritanical Yankees. Gladly did we receive the intelligence that the Convention had united Virginia with the Southern Confederacy, and had appointed President Jeff. Davis at the head of the Army and Navy of the State. Peace or war,--a whole peace,--no dodging,--no fooling,--or war to the knife, is all that will now satisfy our people. Our women, all of whom are as brave as soldiers, will be satisfied with nothing less. I will state that the captains of five of our companies were educated at military schools. Capt. Jones was educated at West Point; Dr. White, Capt. Wm. White, Jr., Capt. Preston, Capt. Carson, were educated at the Virginia Military Institute, at Lexington. The volunteers drill day and night. The ministers of the different churches have services every night or so for the volunteers in the barracks. The County Court has made an appropriation of $10,000 to aid in defence of the State. Washington.
dering his re arrest; but before this was carried into effect, the Judge had an interview with Col. Andrew Porter and Major Thomas, and upon Capt. Jenifer's giving his parole of honor to Col. Porter that he would not attempt an escape, was allowed to accompany him to Harrisburg for the purpose of having an interview with the Governor. Captain Jenifer reached Harrisburg at 3 o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, and waited upon the Governor at 9 o'clock, in company with Col. Porter and Lieut. Jones, recently in command at Harper's Ferry, who acted as Jenifer's friends upon the occasion.--After hearing the statement of the accused, Gov. Curtin's only reply was-- "These are exciting times, and we have to be on our guard,"or something to that effect. Capt. Jenifer then took leave, the Governor expressing his regrets at what had occurred. He then took the cars and arrived here, as already stated, on the evening train. Capt. Jenifer is a native of Charles county, Maryland, and son
e Hon. Howell Cobb, took his chair, and the Rev. Basil Manley offered a fervent invocation to the Throne of Grace. The President then called Congress to order, and stated that they had been assembled at this time by a proclamation from the President. The first business in order was the call of the roll, and few names were called which were not responded to. The President stated that a quorum was present, and that Congress was now ready to transact business. Messrs. Davis, Jones, Wigfall, and Orr came forward, took the oath, and subscribed to the Constitution. Mr. T. R. R. Cobb, of Georgia, said that as a quorum was present, and the Congress had been convened by the proclamation of the President, he moved that a committee of three be appointed to wait on the President and inform him that Congress was now ready to receive any communication from him. The President appointed Messrs. T. R. R. Cobb, Jas. Chesnut, Jr., and John Perkins, Jr., that committee. The
tender their services to the Governor for the war. We have amidst the gloom of civil war, cheering accounts of the growing crops in Maryland and Virginia. The Atlanta (Ga.) Beauregards have changed their name to the Stephens Rifles, in honor of the Vice-President. During the bombardment of Sumter, 2,861 shot and 980 shells were fired from the South Carolina batteries. Jeff. Davis Guards is the name of a company just organized in Lynchburg. J. R. Butler, Captain. Lieutenant Jones, who burned the Harper's Ferry Arsenal, has been promoted to the rank of Captain. Over 1,000 men are now employed in the Philadelphia Navy-Yard in fitting out vessels of war. Major Pugh, Brigade Inspector of Philadelphia, died Wednesday of congestion of the brain. Pelham Baonney, Esq, one of the most prominent citizens of Boston, died a few days ago. Alexander W. Lawrence, Professor of Mathematics in the United States Navy, has resigned. Mrs. Jefferson Davis gav
o go to Washington and request the so-called Government there to send more Federal troops to the former place to protect the Armory from the army of Secessionists, and also told the said Government that, " if Virginia did secede, Harper's Ferry would not. " One of these very men shouldered his Sharp's Rifle and called upon the citizens to come out and resist the State troops, stating that he had been assured at Washington that if they would stand by the Federal troops stationed there, the Lincoln Government would stand by them. Another one said he had " twenty good Union men at the Rifle works to resist the mob, " (State authorities,) and said, " Can't I get twenty more to assist Lieut. Jones ?" Such were the feelings then, and I am sure they are not much changed now; but with the exception of that rotten, contemptible, and which has always been a disgraceful, hole, this section of the State will, on the 4th Thursday in May, prove itself truly loyal to the " Old Commonwealth. " Rex.
ome on to Baltimore, arriving about daylight. The passengers exhibited several splinters from the cars track, and detailed their escape with much feeling. Col. Jones, the commander of the post at the Relay House, in view of the circumstances of the case, ordered an investigation. The master of transportation of the road, Mr. Smith, in conformity with the desire of Col. Jones, proceeded to the Relay Camp at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, taking with him as witnesses in the case all the employees on the team. A partial examination took place. It was proven that the picket acted indiscreetly and without orders, and the testimony exonerated the offsengers in their care to the risk of personal harm, the company had determined to abandon the road for the present, but in consideration of the prompt action of Col. Jones in ordering an investigation, the day trains only will be run to the West, and the regular morning train will leave daily as usual, thus avoiding night travel.
Double murder. --The Wilmington (N. C.) Journal learns that on last Friday evening the body of James Steele, a fisherman, we believe, was found in or near the Northeast Branch of the Cape Fear River, about half a mile above the site of Hilton Bridge, and on the far side of the river from town. His head exhibited such evidence of injuries, apparently inflicted by an axe, as to leave no doubt of his having come to his death by violence. On Saturday, Coroner Jones, with a jury of inquest, was engaged in the investigation of the case. Some three men, of rather doubtful character, who were the last persons seen with the deceased, and who were to have gone with him or joined him in his fishing, were arrested on suspicion. A free negro named Clem Maner, or Manor, who started at the same time with Steele, but in a separate boat, was also missed at the same time, and his body has been found but a short distance from where Steele's was found. An axe, evidently that with which
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