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The Daily Dispatch: October 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], One hundred and Fifty dollars reward. (search)
the market in its downward tendency somewhat. During the afternoon, speculation turned from the bull to the bear side rather unusually, and another rumor was circulated to the effect that Richmond was being evacuated. The depression in the gold market deterred speculators for a rise on the stock exchange from operating, and induced some to realize, which gave the market a downward tendency, and the feeling on the street at the close was the reverse of buoyant. Miscellaneous. General Augur, on Monday, commenced the enforcement of his regulations to prevent firing by the guerrillas on trains running on the Manassas Gap road by placing in conspicuous positions on the cars prominent citizens of the Northeastern Virginia counties known to sympathize with the rebellion. But little doubt is now entertained that the steamship Roanoke, which left Havana for New York on the 29th ultimo, was captured by a party of twenty-five Confederates on her passage. The notorious Lieutena
uth, and that it will for a time be held in abeyance. Raid to be made on Mormonism. Mormonism looms up as the next hobby before the country. Old army officers who have served on the plains, and who have been brought in contact with the people of Salt Lake City, are besieging the President with suggestions and plans for the employment of Our military force against the Latter Day Saints, in default of an opportunity for their employment against Maximilian and Napoleon. [General Augur's order forbidding army officers serving in the Department of Washington from visiting the city without permission; the petitions circulated among non-voters in favor of universal or negro suffrage; the arsenal explosion investigating board; the committees remaining in session; and the North Carolina pardons recently granted; are again brought up and noticed in the Washington correspondence of our exchanges. Having published all these items of news already, we shall be excused for omitt
The Alexandria riot again. --It appears to be almost needless to attempt to stop the circulation of the most exaggerated accounts of the disturbances in the streets here on Monday last in some of the papers published at the North. They will make the most of very bad conduct, and, it is probable, very bad and too much whisky. However, as the whole matter is to be investigated, the public will soon see more about it. A negro man made an affidavit on Tuesday that a young gentleman, (Mr. N.,) employed in the post-office here, had knocked him down on Monday. Mr. N. proved an alibi, and, of course, the falsity of the accusation, and was immediately released by the military, by whom he had been arrested.--Alexandria Gazette. General Augur has directed that no heed be given to the demands of the civil authorities for the persons of any arrested for participating in the riot at Alexandria, but that all such demands be referred to his department head-quarters.
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