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Negro Stabbed. --Allen, slave of John Harris, appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of feloniously cutting, stabbing and wounding Lawrence, slave to Abraham Warwick, on the night of the 1st inst. Several of the witnesses being present, His Honor ordered the accused to be taken before a county justice, the offence having been committed beyond the corporation line.
Examining Court. --A special Court of Magistrates was held at the City Hall yesterday for the examination of John P. Gunels and William Gunels, charged with feloniously taking, stealing, and carrying away a trunk of clothes, valued at $2,500, the property of Jennie Price. The trunk and contents were stolen from a brothel near the corner of 12th and Cary streets, on the night of the 3d inst., and were recovered in less than an hour thereafter in a room occupied by the prisoners, both of them being present. The Court remanded them for final trial before Judge Lyons.
ax as Speaker on the first ballot. He received 101 votes; Cox, 42; Dawson, 12; Mallory, 10; all others, 17. Necessary to a choice, 92. The Speaker, on assuming the chair, declared himself in favor of "crushing out the rebellion" by all the means within the power of the Government. Lincoln's message was not delivered in either House. From East Tennessee. The telegrams from East Tennessee are only confirmatory of Gen. Longstreet's retreat. A dispatch from Gen. Foster, dated the 7th inst., 7 A. M., says that he had sent Gen. Wilcox with his infantry and artillery towards the mountains to attack the enemy's flank at Bean's Station. A proclamation. Lincoln has issued the following proclamation, dated at the Executive Mansion, Washington, 7th inst: Reliable information being received that the insurgent force is retreating from East Tennessee, under circumstances rendering it probable that the Union forces cannot hereafter be dislodged from that important positio
Latest from the North. We have received the following summary of news from the Baltimore Gazette, of the 8th inst. The Yankee Congress. The first session of the 38th Congress commenced in Washington on Monday. In the Senate the credentials of several newly-elected Senators were presented. Mr. Davis made an earnest opposition to the admission of Senators from West Virginia, contending that, constitutionally, there was no such State as West Virginia, and therefore there could be no Senators from such a State. By a vote of thirty-six yeas to five nays the Senators (Messrs Willey and Van Winkle) were admitted to their seats. The House of Representatives was organized by the election of Schuyler Colfax as Speaker on the first ballot. He received 101 votes; Cox, 42; Dawson, 12; Mallory, 10; all others, 17. Necessary to a choice, 92. The Speaker, on assuming the chair, declared himself in favor of "crushing out the rebellion" by all the means within the power of the Go
e, Smithville, and McMinnville, his general headquarters. One hundred of his men were at Stone's river last night, I am informed. Yours, &c., Wm. Truesdale, Chief of Army Police. The spy Johnson was sent back to Morgan with proper instructions, made his trip successfully, returned and reported as follows: I left Nashville February 9, and stayed at Stewart's Ferry that night; next morning went four miles beyond Beard's Mill; next day went five miles beyond Liberty. On the 12th went to McMinnville, to Gen. Morgan's headquarters. When I went into his office the General was not there, but his brother, Charlton Morgan, was in. He said to me, "Is it possible that you have got through." He then called one of the boys and sent word to the General that a man wanted to see him on important business. The General came over, and as he came in said to me: "Mr.--,I am very glad to see you." He then turned to his brother and said: "I told you he would go through, Chariton. I a
The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. Among the new institutions characteristic of that nation which has been introduced by the Yankees is an "Army Detective System." The Cincinnati Commercial contains a detailed and circumstantial account of a successful attempt by a Kentucky traitor to install himself as a spy for Gen. Morgan in February last, while he was the chosen instrument of the Federal detectives, under the notorious Truesdale. The party now assumes the name of Johnson; but Morgan and his officers at least know his real name. The treachery was entirely successful, and the spy both carried and brought letters for Morgan and his family, which letters were duly read at Nashville by the detectives before they were delivered; and thus, and in other ways, Morgan's plans were communicated to the foe. This revelation should furnish a warning to our officers not to take any but the most tried and faithful men into their confidence. In this instance, the
February 1st (search for this): article 5
as to make the committee seven. The calling of the States for bills and resolutions was then commenced. Mr. Foote, of Tenn., introduced several bills, among them one for the repeal of the existing substitute law, and one for the increase of the pay of soldiers. They were properly referred. The same gentleman also introduced several resolutions, one requesting the President to withdraw all diplomatic agents from such foreign Governments as have not recognized us before the first day of February next, and to dismiss all foreign Consuls in this country; referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also, a resolution in regard to unreasonable searches and seizures. The Chair laid before the House a joint resolution from the Senate. Mr. Preston, of Va., offered as a substitute for the Senate joint resolution, a resolution that the Committee on Printing be authorized to contract for the public printing, and to let the contracts to the lowest bidder, who shall execute
es, leaving their helpless families without provisions or servants. Most of the negroes within the Yankee lines went off with them. Major Lacy's were saved by his overseer's activity in moving them off before the Yankees reached the Wilderness. Kilpatrick's cavalry distinguished themselves in robbing the negro houses as clean a their masters', not a vestige of clothing was left anywhere. Their courage was shown in knocking down the lame and aged Capt. Green, who told them they were such brave men that if he had a thousand such he could storm Gibraltar. Let our cavalry remember the gallant Kilpatrick and his men, and their conduct in Gloucester, Middlesex, the Northern Neck, and Spotsylvania. Some of the prisoners taken said that Meade gave them their choice between re-enlisting for three years or going across the Rapidan and fighting Lee. They chose the latter. Meade has assured them that he will get a fight out of them before next May, when their term of service expires.
August 31st (search for this): article 4
Message of the Governor of Texas. The message of Gov. Lubbock states that the revenues of Texas for the year ending August 31st, were $2,468,361, including a balance of $36,866. The expenditures were the same, with a balance of $15,819. The penitentiary of Texas is doing good service to the public. From December 1st, 1861, to August 31, 1863, it manufactured 2,258,660 yards of cotton goods and 293,298 yards of woolens. There was at the latter date, 28,962 of cotton and 6,789 of woolens unsold. Of the whole amount disposed of the army received 1,276,920 of cottons, and 257,751 of woolens. The gross earnings of the institution for the time mentioned were $1,174,439, and the expenses $468,653. The Governor, "in view of the Isolation of the States west of the Mississippi, whereby they are thrown upon their own resources," earnestly recommends an appropriation of at least one million dollars, (to be based on cotton bonds, or that cotton be purchased to be paid for in bon
September (search for this): article 3
Report of the Secretary of War. The Report of the Secretary of War is a very lengthy and highly important document. It briefly refers to the operations of the army in its several departments, and says that the campaign in Mississippi was certainly disastrous. It is difficult to resist the impression that its disasters were not inevitable. That a Court of Enquiry to investigate the whole campaign met in Atlanta in September, but in consequence of the vicinity of the enemy requiring the presence of witnesses and judges at other points, it has been temporarily suspended. It is expected soon to reassemble. A deficiency of resources in men and provisions, rather than reverses in battle, caused the withdrawal of the army to Middle Tennessee. He alludes to desertion, straggling, and absenteeism, and says that the effective force of the army is but little over half, or two- thirds of the men whose names are on the muster rolls. He recommends the repeal of the substitute and exemp
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