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ding the recent attempted robbery and murder of a boarder at the Spotswood Hotel. John Moore the defendant in the case is a tall, well formed, and rather intelligent looking middle aged man. He was charged on the docket with having, on the 14th of February, feloniously and violently assaulted Armon Jacobs in the night time, at the Spotswood Hotel, and after beating him till. He was nigh extinct, robbing him of $1,000 in Confederate States Treasury notes, $630 in Virginia and North Carolina funds, and $15 in gold. It appeared that Moore and Jacob scraped an acquaintance while journeying to the city from the South. On the 14th of February the cars arrived in Richmond, and they mutually resolved to stop as the Spotswood Hotel. Prior to this Moore had made himself acquainted with the fact that Jacob was in possession of funds, and the idea had no doubt presented itself to his mind to possess them by fair or foul means. In pursuance of this plan, Moore carried from the cars one of th
er Corps bill was taken up. A long fight followed. The Democrat succeeded in carrying by one majority an amendment that no black man should be a commissioned officer in the national army; this was modified by a later amendment, got through by two majority, that no black men should be commissioned except as company officers over companies composed of Africans only. The bill then passed. The bark W. Gifford, at New Bedford, from the Pacific Ocean, reports as follows: On the 14th of February, in lat, 269 lon 678, saw a square rigged vessel on fire. Did not go to her assistance for fear of the Alabama. The London Times ridicules the rebel Mason's debut at the Lord Mayor's banquet, and says that when the Federal are obliged to leave the Confederates in quiet possession of the States it will be time enough to discuss recognition. Tom Thumb and his wife, who are at their home in Bridgeport Conn., complain of the effects of their notoriety. Crowds follow them whereve
Court commenced at 11 o'clock yesterday in the City Hall. Present: Recorder Caskie. Aldermen Bray, Timberlake, Clopton Sanxay Regnault, Lipscomb, and Gwatimay. John Moore, otherwise called James Malone was examined and sent on for trial before Judge Lyons on two charges — the first being for making a malicious assault on Simon Jacob when armed with a heavy bar of iron and stealing $1,645 in C. S. Treasury notes, State funds, and gold at the Spotswood Hotel on St. Valentine's night February 14th; and, Secondly for maliciously cutting and wounding said Jacob while committing said robbery. James E. Anderson who was sent before the Court by the Mayor on the charge of unlawfully shooting and wounding Dorman Campbell, with intent to maim and kill him was examined and acquitted. Edward Hays, who was sent before the Court to be examined on the charge of breaking and entering in the night time the storehouse of John O. Chiles and Jas G. Chenery, on the 19th of February, and ste
nd was captured and destroyed by the Alabama on the 29th ult., in lat. 1 deg. 40 min. south, long. 20 deg. west. At the same time he saw on fire the bark Henrietta, from Baltimore for Rio Janeiro, likewise the work of the Alabama. Capt. Potter ascertained that a few days prior to his capture the Alabama had, in company with the Florida, captured and destroyed the following vessels: Ship Louisa Hatch, Capt. Grant, from Cardiff for Singapore; ship Nora, Capt. Adams, from Liverpool, Feb. 14, for Calcutta; ship Charles Hill, Capt. Percival, from Liverpool for Montevideo. In addition to the above they had jointly captured and destroyed the following whalers: Bark Lafayette, of New Bedford, Captain Lewis; brig Kate Cory, of Westport, Captain Flanders; schooner King Fisher, of Fair Haven. Lee's army moving. New York, May 29. --The Herald's special dispatch from the Army of the Potomac, dated yesterday, says: The enemy are in motion, their trains being o
nnel Hill and Dalton. All these reports indicate a grand combination of movements, having in view the occasion of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The Chicago Times says Grant is advancing on Montgomery, Ala. The escape of Col. Straight--his arrival with other prisoner, at Fortress Monroe. The following official dispatch announces the whereabouts of Streight and seventeen, of his comrades: Fortress Monroe, Monday, Feb. 15. I have received a telegram under date of February 14, from Gen. Wistar, which states that Col. Streight, with one hundred and ten other Union officers, escaped from prison in Richmond by digging a tunnel. Col. Streight, with seventeen others, are safe. Benjamin F. Buttler, Major General Commanding. Another dispatch says: The following list of officers is reported to have arrived at Williamsburg: Col. Streight; Col. we Creary, 21st Michigan Lieut.-Col. Hobart, 21st Wisconsin; Capt. Wallack, 51st Indiana; Lieut. Harris, 9t
hat ours is at Demopolis. Considerable excitement prevails in this city, and the citizens, we believe, are preparing to defend their homes and firesides whenever the emergency arrives. A gentleman who left New Orleans some two weeks since, and made his way into our lines via Pensacola, furnishes the Mobile Advertiser with the following news concerning the movements of the Federals in New Orleans, Pensacola, and Madisonville: The steamer Tuscarora was to leave Pensacola, February 14, for Mobile. Eight mortar boats were to leave February 15. Com. Farragut arrived in Pensacola a few days ago with three steamers, which are now undergoing preparations of cutting down, provisioning, providing crews, etc., for action. He also says that from the preparations being made there, it is thought that an attack will be made on Mobile very shortly. The number of troops in New Orleans, just before he left, was about 17,000, mostly of the Texas expedition. Seven thousand o
. Sherman, in a dispatch dated Vicksburg, Miss, February 27th, by way of Cairo, March 10th, has addressed the following to Lieutenant General Grant, care of General Halleck: General: I got in this morning from Canton, where I left my army in splendid heart and condition. We reached Jackson February 6th; crossed Pearl river, and passed through Brandon to Morton, where the enemy made dispositions for battle, but fled in the night. Posted on over all obstacles, and reached Meridian February 14th. General Polk, having a railroad to assist him in his retreat, escaped across the Tombigbee on the 17th. We stayed at Meridian a week, and made the most complete destruction of railroads ever beheld. South from Quitman, East Cuba Station, two miles north to Lauderdale Springs, and went all the way back to Jackson. I could hear nothing of the cavalry force of Gen. Wm Smith, ordered to be there by February 16th. I enclose by mail with this a copy of his instructions. I then began to g
nded by freemen, is now a prison-house for their children. Within the enclosure which surrounds the fort, just upon the water's edge, is the provost marshal's yard. Within this are two long brick houses, which were once used as government horse stables. These are divided above and below into two rooms; the upper rooms are reached by long flights of steps.--In the "upper story" of one of these stables is the apartment known as the "officers' room," in which I was confined from the 14th of February until the 16th of June. My fellow prisoners were mostly officers, wounded and captured at Gettysburg; a majority of these poor fellows had given a limb to their country, and all had been severely wounded. In this apartment there were bunks without any bedding, and during a part of the winter the wounded were unable to procure straw to lie upon. The rations here consisted of meat once a day, and "hard tack and coffee" twice. Occasionally Irish potatoes were also given to us. Compared
Mr. John Smith, a man about thirty-five years old, was shot through the heart by his step-son, Mr. William Wright, a machinist, about twenty years of age. The weapon used was a shot-gun. The killing occurred at Smith's house, in Alabama, just beyond the New Bridge. The cause assigned was the unmerciful beating of Mr. Wright's sister, a grown young lady, by Smith, with a stick, on the evening previous to the day Mr. Smith was shot. There was a severe sleet storm in Atlanta on the 14th of February. Everything was covered with ice and icicles. The Governor of Alabama, under an act of the Legislature approved November 17, 1863, having suspended the retailing of spirituous liquors in the city of Mobile, the Mayor of the city has ordered that all bar-rooms and drinking saloons be closed, and that all parties in any manner violating the said law by retailing will be dealt with as the law directs. Mr. George Clinchy, who was shot in Selma on election day by Howard Campbell,
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