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The Daily Dispatch: December 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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, but we understand they are destined to different points along the coast. A few days ago, some splendid shooting was done at Craney Island by one of our large guns at that point, which we deem worthy of mention. A buoy was placed some distance down the river as a mark. Before ten shots had been fired it was torn in pieces. Sirs, what think you, if a ship should attempt passage? What would be the consequences? The gun was aimed by a Sergeant in one of the Petersburg companies. Colonel Smith, of the Virginia Military Institute, was present, and was highly pleased with the result. Our worthy Mayor, yesterday, called a meeting at the Court-House to devise means for the relief of our unfortunate brethren in Charleston. Appointments were made in the several wards to collect funds, and no doubt a good sum will be realized. This heavy calamity upon the good citizens of Charleston must excite the deepest sympathy of us all. Mr. John Williams, whose arrest and imprisonme
. Margaret Whaley out of her wits by pointing a gun at her dog. The watchmen were called in to suppress the row, and on yesterday the three persons above named were arraigned before the Mayor, who required each to give security in the sum of $150 to keep the peace. Taylor Mills, free negro, while collecting the ingredients for his Christmas egg-nogg, became indignant at the high prices of things generally, and thought he would do a cute thing to save his spondulicks; so he stole a lot of eggs from Jack Smith, and slyly put them away for the holidays. But the best laid schemes often fail. The theft was discovered, and the thief arrested; and on yesterday the Mayor decreed a sentence of 30 lashes, besides requiring security for his future good behavior. Delaware, slave of Mary Nelson, was remanded for trial on a charge of stealing a watch from a patriarchal darkey named Henry; and two or three negroes were punished for playing bandy in the streets, and other grave offences.
C. S. District Court. --In the case of the Confederate States against John A. Belvin and George Darby, to sequester the property of Soebellier and Smith, alien enemies, the Court yesterday made an order for the sale of a lot of pianos mentioned in the bill.
Destitution and Death in Louisville, Ky. We copy the following paragraph from the Louisville Journal, of the 7th inst.: Officers Gilmore and Tiller yesterday in their daily rounds had their attention called to an extreme case of poverty and suffering. They discovered in the house of a Mrs. Smith, in the alley between Main and Market and Brook and Floyd streets, no less than three females in a state bordering upon nudity, one of whom was dying. Two of the party were removed to the city court room and provided for, and the body of the third prepared for decent interment.