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cident occurred to the Eastern bound freight train of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad on Tuesday last, resulting in damages to the cars and engine to a large amount, as well as occasioning the loss of freight, consisting of groceries of various kinds, together with a quantity of soldiers baggage, estimated in round numbers at $50,000 or $60,000. Owing to the heavy rains of Monday, the mountain streams were very much swollen, and while the train, of nine cars, was crossing Pea creek in Wythe county, an abutment of the bridge was washed away, precipitaing the engine and cars into the water below, and making almost entire wreek of them. Several of the cars, we are informed, were carried by the force of the water 200 or 300 yards below the place the accident occurred at. The engineer and fireman escaped by swimming, and a negro brakesman who could not swim was washed some distance down the stream, when he was rescued by the exertions of perons who withnessed the accident. No other pe
Death of Capt. William H. Cook. Lynchburg, Oct. 31. --Intelligence has been received here of the death of Capt. Wm. H. Cook, of Kythe county. He died near Greenbrier bridge a few days ago, of typhoid fever. He belonged to Floyd's brigade, and commanded a company of Wythe volunteers.--He was also a member elect of the Virginia Legislature, and extensively and favorably known.
The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ranaway.--ten dollars reward, and all expenses paid. (search)
By the Governor of Virginia a Proclamation. --Whereas a vacancy has occurred in the House of Delegates of Virginia, occasioned by the death of William H. Cook, the delegate elect from the county of Wythe: Therefore, the Sheriff of the said county is hereby required to hold an election at the several places of voting prescribed by law in said county, on the third Thursday, being the 21st day of November, (the present mouth,) for a Delegate to fill the vacancy aforesaid. Given under my hand, as Governor, and under the Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond, this 4th day of November, 1861, and in the year of the Commonwealth the eighty sixth. John Letcher. By the Governor: Geo. W. Munford, Sec'y of the Com'th. no 6--swtde
he official vote of Albemarle is, for James P. Holcombe, 566; S. F. Leake, 362; R. G. H. Kean, 69. An intelligent correspondent (whose letter we are compelled to defer) estimates Holcombe's majority in the district and in the camps at 1,000 Eighth district--The returns Indicate the election of Dejarnette over Morton and Lacy. The counties of Spotsylvania, Stanerl, King George, and Caroline, and three camps, give Dejarnette, 1,249; Morton, 350; Lacy, 451. Tenth district--In the counties of Clarke, Jefferson, and Frederick, the vote resulted; A. R. Boteler, 659; Andrew Hunter, 693; Thomas C. Green, 245. Shenandoah has probably gone for Green by 150 or 200 majority, and Hardy for Boteler by 200. Returns indicate the election of Boteler, though the vote will be pretty close. Thirteenth district--Wythe county, Walter Preston, 361; Fayette McMullen, 63. Preston's majority 288. The remainder of the district not heard from. The vote is everywhere unanimous for Davis and Stephens.
to lay the bill and Ryder upon the table, a discussion ensued between Messrs. Wilson, Anderson of Botetourt, Blue, and others. The House refused to lay them on the table The House then rejected the Ryder. Mr. Newton, of Westmoreland, moved to lay the bill on the table, which was adopted. Resolutions of inquiry. The following resolutions of inquiry into expediency were referred to the appropriate committees: By Mr. Cecil: Of passing an act changing the county line of Wythe and Pulaski, so as to include within the boundaries of the latter county the residence and plantations of Joshua A. Holmes. By Mr. Vaden; Of so amending the law referring to the subject as to require the Adjutants of regiments, or any officer acting as such, in presenting their bills for mustering companies having no officers, to certify on oath that said officer did muster said company, and for such a length of time as the said law requires. By Mr. Woolfolk: Of reporting a bill re
Fat cattle. --A drove of fat beeves, from Wythe county, passed through our streets yesterday, on the way to the Government shambles. The cattle were the finest that we have seen since the last "annual exhibition," though bovine precessions are by no means uncommon.
bushels of salt per annum; so that we have in a single depository of that mineral a capacity for more than supplying the entire Confederacy. The lead mines of Wythe, the county adjoining that of these salines, are among the richest and most productive in the world.--The lead is of a most rare good quality, and the limit to theecond to that of the depositories of salt hard by. One of the largest iron foundries in Western Virginia is a furnace in full operation in this same county of Wythe. We have already stated the fact that the Confederate Government is in more apprehsusion for adequate supplies of iron than of any other mineral; for without iron now but four or five furnaces in full operation in Virginia; and there are few if any others in operation in all the Southern States. This furnace and foundry in Wythe is one of the most important in the Confederacy, and is of incalculable value to the South at this time. Extensive preparation has been made for the manufactu
The Daily Dispatch: January 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], "Sawery" Bennett's opinion of old Abe. (search)
rted: A bill to incorporate the Mutual Life Insurance Co. A bill to authorize the Board of Public Works to transfer the South western turnpike to the counties in which it lies. A bill refunding to William M. Hume, Sheriff of Fauquier county, damages paid by him as such. A bill incorporating the Savings Bank for small earnings of the city of Richmond. A bill so incorporate the Planters' Insurance Company of Petersburg. A bill changing the lines of Pulaski and Wythe counties. The Finance Committee made an adverse report as to the expediency of providing means for the relief of the loyal poor citizens of Elizabeth City county and the lower part of Warwick, now in the hands of the enemy. A communication was received from the Governor, relative to the burial of the Hon. John Tyler, at Hollywood. He recommended the appropriation of three thousand dollars towards purchasing ground at Hollywood, for the interment of eminent deceased Virginians. On
10; Cash, 1.50; J. P. Jones, 5; A. Antoni, 5; Cash, 2; H. K. Ellyson, 10; B. Wood, 5; Moses Ellyson, 2; C. A. Purcell, 10; Ellett & Drewry, 25; W. H. Powers, 10; Cash, 5; W. Byrne, 50; C. Cranz, 10; H. & P. 5; E. T. Robinson, 5; Dr. R. Harrison, 5; Joseph Barlow, 5; E. Monteiro, (from New Orleans) 50; T. K. Lyon, 5; Joseph Hall, 2.50; Dr. S. H. Conway, 10; Jno. A. Worsham, 50; Miss Ann C. Jones, 5. In addition to the above, the following very acceptabvle contributions have been received viz: From a lady half dozen pairs socks; Miss Mary A. Smith, Warrenton, Va., soldier's library, 16 volumes, and 20 pairs mits; Miss Cynthia McGavock, Wythe county, Va., 100 pairs woolen socks; Mrs. Geo. E. Dabney and sister, 1 bed comfort, 2 blankets, 1 pair flannel drawers and shirt; Mrs. J. G. B., 1 pair mits; Miss T., I pair socks; Misses Levy, half dozen pairs socks and 1 comforter; Spotts, Harvey & Co., 2 dozen pairs yarn socks; E. Straus, 1 dozen pairs yarn socks; Miss Temple, 3 pairs do.
t the male inhabitants of Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, and Lynchburg, for the defence of those cities, whenever he shall think necessary, and also for drill. The bill follows the Governor's recommendations closely. Mr. Robertson, of Richmond, offered a resolution, that until the bills relating to the military organization and the State defences shall be disposed of, the House shall resolve itself into secret session at 12 ½ o'clock daily; that the Speaker shall vacate his seat at 3 o'clock, and resume it at 7 o'clock P. M. The resolution was passed by a vote of ayes 56, noes 28. Petitions to the General Assembly, praying for the passage of a bill prohibiting the distillation of grain, were presented from the citizens of Wythe by Mr. Crockett, from the citizens of Montgomery by Mr. Montcohery, and from other counties by other gentleman. The hour of half-past 19 having arrived; in accordance with Mr. Robertson's the went to the reunion.
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