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Very convenient. --Two first-class passenger engines were brought to this city last Saturday night by the Virginia Central Railroad, and are now at their shops. They were taken from the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railway. One is named after the President of that road, Lewis McKenzie, and the other Charles P. Manning. They are about twenty-seven ton engines, fifteen-inch cylinder, twenty-two inch stroke, with five feet drivers, and were built by William Mason, Taunton, Massachusetts. We learn also that three engines of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad are now on the way to Richmond. A number of the Baltimore and Ohio cars have been in use by the Central Road for some days past; and, if the troubles continue, we will expect to see very soon the greater part of the rolling stock on our road composed of this kind of contraband.
nia; Prof. Lowe will leave with one on a steamer, which will be anchored in the river, while he makes his reconnaissances, and watches the movements of the rebels on the Virginia shore. For the management of the five balloons, sixteen wagons, 85 horses, and six hundred men, exclusive of those on the boat, are employed. Affairs in Alexandria. The election for corporate authorities at Alexandria, to displace the present disloyal incumbents, is fixed for the 20th inst. Wm. Arnold, Lewis McKenzie, Stephen Shinn, and Henry Mansfield, are the Commissioners appointed to conduct the election. The prominent citizens of Alexandria arrested on suspicion of holding an election for member of the rebel Congress have been dismissed, for the want of evidence to convict them. The amount of property of rebel debtors seized and held by the Provost Judge of Alexandria is over twenty thousand dollars. It is held by an order issued by General McClellan. It is believed by many in hig
t," was elected Mayor. A long list of sales of property made under the direct law, on the 1st instant, is published. We give a few items: Office of the Virginia Sentinel and residence of R. M. Smith, assessed at $3,500, sold to W. A. Duncan for $1,750; house on Washington street, assessed to J. H. Lathrop at $500, sold to F. H. Pierpont ("Governor,") for $450; ten houses and lots were knocked out to one "L. E. Chittenden." The Gazette publishes extracts from the speech of Lewis McKenzie in the Yankee House of Representatives, on the contest by him for a seat in that body. He urges his loyally strongly — says he is and has been all the time a friend to the Government. "--"did all he could to prevent the rebellion against a Government which has always been kind and paternal, particularly to the people of the South," and many other like sentences. He pleads the "nigger" with special emphasis; says for the colored people he has always had great regard; has been their frie