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Alexandria Gazette
Alexandria Gazette
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Description: Virginia News.

Date: December 4 1860

Newspaper published in: Alexandria, VA.

Capture of a Fugitive. On Tuesday last a slave owned by Ambrose CARLTON, Esq., of Richmond, ran away from his master, and secreting himself on board the steamship Yorktown, attempted to escape to the North, his owner concluded that he had made an effort to escape to a free State. On Wednesday morning they telegraphed Capt. SKINNER, at Norfolk, and also telegraphed the steamers agents of Philadelphia, asking them to make a search for the fugitive. As soon as the message reached Philadelphia, the agents of the Richmond and Philadelphia steam line, aided by the police, took proper measures to search the vessel when she arrived, but the negro was not on board. Captain SKINNER, of the Yorktown, had better luck. After leaving Norfolk, he ordered a thorough search of the ship, and very soon succeeded in finding and securing the concealed slave. The Yorktown then continued her trip until getting within six miles of New York, when she "lay to" until the "Roanoke," Capt. COUCH, came out, on her way to Richmond. The negro was then turned over to Captain C., and arrived on the "Roanoke" last Saturday morning, he was then handed over to the agents of his owner.

Fatal Shooting Accident. The Roanoke Republican states that on the morning of the 15th ult., Wm. STRATTON, esq., Clerk of Logan county, Va., and a young man, Thos. MULLINS, of the same county, left the hunting camp on Laurel Fork of Spruce Fork of Little Coal river, in pursuit of deer. They became separated, for some time, and Mr. STRATTON thinking he spied a deer, through a small aperture in a laurel thicket, about fifty yards distant, fired at it, and to his horror, found that he had shot his companion, Mr. MULLINS, through the body - the ball entering his left side just below the ribs. No one was near, to whom the alarm could be given for aid, as they were about a mile and a half from the camp, and their camp companions may have been in an opposite direction from them. They, however, came to their assistance before night, and making a litter, on which they placed a bed, bore Mr. MULLINS, to the camp, which he died about 10 o'clock that night.

The Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company have declared a dividend of ten per cent, out of the profits of the last six months, payable to the stockholders on the 15th inst., thus showing that twenty per cent. have been declared for the past twelve months.

State Interest Paid. On Saturday last there were sent from the State Treasury of Virginia to New York, the sum of $46,000 in specie funds, to pay interest on State banks due in London on the 1st of January, on 370,000 pounds five per cent sterling bonds.

Gov. LETCHER will refuse the request of the clergymen to appoint a day of fasting and prayer. (The telegraph yesterday made the Governor to request of the clergymen themselves to appoint a day.)

A man named BARBIERE was lynched in Goochland county, Va., last week, for conspiring with slaves to murder a citizen.

Dave, a free colored man from Baltimore, has been arrested at Martinsburg for coming into Virginia contrary to law.

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