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The blockade recognized. St. Louis, May 28. --The Pensacola correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser says that Lord Lyons has written the British Consul at Pensacola recognizing the blockade in the name of the British Government, and warning English vessels of its effect. No movements indicative of the commencement of hostilities had taken place at Fort Pickens.
Troops En route for Washington. New York, May 28. --The Garibaldi Guard, one thousand strong, left here this evening by rail, for Washington.
e room, face to the floor. His bed was covered with blood. He had made a desperate effort to destroy his life. With a small pocket lancet, he cut his throat in three several places. The main artery, however, was not severed, and life was not extinct when found. Through the admirable skill of Dr. Hunter, assisted by Drs. Caldwell and Creigh, the wounds were closed, and proper remedies given, so that be will probably recover. His insanity, however, is yet fearful. Lewisburg, Va. May 28. Yesterday our County Court was in session. The business before them was of considerable importance. A negro man was tried for incendiary threats, condemned and sentenced to be bung on the 24th of June next. As to our military affairs, we are not lagging behind our sister counties. We have already sent two companies of sharp shooters and one full cavalry company, decided by experienced military officers to be the best mounted troop, as a body, that ever trod the soil of America
s Farmington is 7 miles beyond and fifteen miles from Grafton. Parkersburg is one hundred miles from Grafton, and Marietta is only 12 miles above Parkersburg. A gentleman from Parkersburg reports that a thousand Union troops left that place on Monday morning for Grafton, over the North western Virginia road. It is said the bridges are also destroyed on this road, so that these troops, like those at Mannington, will be detained. more troops for Grafton. A dispatch from Bellaire, May 28, says four hundred more Ohio troops have just left here for Mannington, to join the troops of Col. Kelley's command. The 15th Ohio regiment, Col. Andrews, has just arrived on the other side, and will cross over and leave here at 5 o'clock to-morrow morning. Gen. McCLELLAN'S Proclamation. The proclamation of Gen. McClellan, Issued on crossing the Ohio into Virginia, sets forth that the troops came as friends; that the homes, families and property of the Virginians were safe under t
, were $380,000. A gentleman who arrived here this morning, from the neighborhood of Centreville, Va., about 23 miles from Alexandria, reports that he was informed that about 4,000 Southern troops were in that vicinity. He also confirmed the report that prominent Union men continue to be seized and conveyed further into Virginia, to be held as hostages for the safety of about forty secession soldiers now in Washington, awaiting the orders of the Government. Williamsport, Md., May 28. --The Confederate camp, opposite this place, has fallen back from the Potomac about four miles, to Falling Waters. The Church at Falling Waters has been occupied as a hospital. On Monday about two hundred Virginia troops reached Little Georgetown, seven miles above Williamsport, and have encamped there, using the church as a barrack. Chambersburg, May 30.--The Virginia troops opposite Williamsport have retired in the direction of Martinsburg. Four Pennsylvania Regiments arrived
Fire at St. Louis. --J. H. Crane's furniture establishment, on Third street, St. Louis, Mo., was destroyed by fire on the night of 28th May. Loss about $16,000, which was covered by insurance.
By the Governor of Virginia. --A Proclamation.--Information having been received by the Executive that awful and horrid murder has been committed in the county of Grayson, in this State on the 28th of May, by Ira Isom, Thos. Robinson, Joseph P and others not known; and that they have fled from justice, and are now going at large; re. I am hereby offer a reward of Three Hundred Dollars for all or one Hundred Dollars for each, to any person who shall arrest the said fugitives, and deliver them into the jail of said county of Grayson and d moreover require all officers of this Commonwealth, civil and military, and request the people generally to use their best exertions to procure their arrest, that they may be brought to justice. Given under my hand, as Governor and under the Seal of the Commonwealth, at Richmond this 15th day of June, 1861, and in the eighty-fifth year of the Commonwealth. John Leicher. By the Governor: George W Munford, Secretary of the Commo
imore, and was organized principally through the efforts of Lucius L. Lanier, Esq., a wealthy citizen of Baltimore, but now doing business in Richmond, in compliment to whom the company is named the "Lanier Guard." The young men composing this company left Baltimore at great personal risk, as the city was occupied by the Federal troops at the time of their departure. The Lanier Guard was mustered into the 18th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers for active service at Harper's Ferry, on the 28th of May, since which time they have been actively engaged in all the movements of Gen. Johnston's army. The Guard was in that portion of the regiment which arrived upon the battle-field at Bull Run at the same moment with His Excellency President Davis. The parting of Col. Taliaferro from this company was certainly an affecting scene, He was an officer whom his men delighted to honor; the large tears rolled down their determined and bronzed features, as they shook the gallant Colonel by th
by the committee. He very much doubted the power to pass confiscation or emancipation bills. --But he thought something ought to be done to protect the loyal men. Mr. Blair, of Mo., did not know whether or not be should vote for this present measure, but he believed that Congress had the power to pass confiscation bills, and it was the duty of Congress to do it. Pending the Consideration of the subject the House adjourned. "Ion," of the Baltimore Sun, writes from Washington (May 28) as follows: The prospect is that the Milict confiscation and emancipation project will be pressed through the House next week. The former project will, perhaps, receive the support of the border slave State members of the House, as well as of the free State members. The latter project will unite the votes of the Northern States in the House. The scheme is admirably framed. The Senate, it is supposed, will concur with the House in their bill, though they would not bring the moderat
Capture of the steamer Gordon. Wilmington, May 28th. --The steamer Gordon, Geo. Walker commanding, was captured by the blockaders at ten o'clock this morning off the Main Bar of Cape Fear. One boat's crew escaped, and reports no one hurt. Her cargo consisted of five thousand stand of arms and twenty-five tons of powder. Two Yankees on the Manchester road, 22 miles hence, were brought here to-day. They are probably spies or bridge-burners.
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