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Fatal affray near New Orleans. --A fatal affray occurred at a place called Free-town near the city of New Orleans, between two notorious characters, named John Miller and Mary Jane Jackson alias Bricktop, living together for some time previous to the affair. The New Orleans True Delta of the 7th inst., says: The fatal affray occurred in their residence, on Thursday night, at half-past 8 o'clock Miller thought Bricktop needed a little domestic correction, and for this purpose broughMiller thought Bricktop needed a little domestic correction, and for this purpose brought home a cowhide, with watch he undertook to bring her to a due regard for the majesty and the rights of the male sex.--Bricktop never yet was vanquished, in fair fight, by man or woman, and rushing in upon him she seized the cowhide herself, and it is said, to have applied it upon his arm and shoulders This turn of affairs slang him to the quick, and he drew a knife upon her. --Quick as thought she grasped his arm and wrenched the dagger from him, then seizing him by the throat she plunged the
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Seizure of a steamer — examination of Passengers — a Lady's Petticoat Quilted with Sewing Silk. (search)
the only, basis for the belief that there will be a fight on this line, is the supposition that McClellan will be forced to advance by public opinion at the North. Yesterday Capt. Rosser, with the 2d company of Washington Artillery, was relieved on the outpost by the 4th company, under Lieutenants Norcum and Battles. The 2nd company reported to Major J. B. Walton, at the headquarters of the battalion, and are now on duty at Camp Hollins. The 1st company, Capt. Squires, and the 3d, Capt. Miller, are also here. I am very much pleased to learn that Major A. M. Barbour has been recently promoted, and is now Quartermaster of this division of the Army of the Potomac. This appointment has given general satisfaction, I believe, for I have heard him highly spoken of as an efficient and satisfactory man for the position. Major Barbour now has his headquarters at Centreville. Contracts have just been entered into for building a railroad from Manassas to this point. The line h