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TIIIT, MAN OF PROGRESS !
lie seldom lives to realizo the benefits of
his labor. His task i 9 an arduous one ;
his path rough and stony, and yet he
will go on in spite of the roots and
stumps ; mount upward, though torn by
thorn*; and, foot-sore, will at last si I
down upon the highest pinnacle of human
ambition, closing his eyes to the world,
still hoping that those who follow, will
find that his laborß have freed them from
the soul-aching trials which he has con
These trials make heroes of men, for,
without struggling against bitter opposi
tion, without warring with the opinions
of meu, without originating new ideas,
without searchiug among unexplored
worlds of thought, without improving,—
wa are but of the common herd feeding
out of the same platter, each grasping for
tiie richest food fouud at the bottom.
The world moves, and man must move
with it. Governments chaDge, diseases
change, requiring new remedios, each by
scientific advancement keeping equal pace.
Tho physician who refuses to keep up
with the rapid progress of science, is sure
to ho discarded as an "old fogy," and
kicked out of her path bj - the younger
and more inexperienced, but nevertheless
tbe moro intelligent and better suited to
Our people, our Virginia people, and we
love them for their many virtues, while we
pity them for their obstinacy in chaining
themselves in the damp, loathsome dun
goon of despair, gallautly yet foolishly
fighting the great army of progress, which
is commanded by the Great Creator him
self, aud being led to victory with as
surances of certain success, in spite of the
puuy resistance of man.
The man of progress, than whom none
can bo so unpopular, does not stop to en
quire into the pedigree of those who are
willing to assist him in his grand object,
nor will ho scrutinize the color of his skin,
the flatness of his nose, or tho cnrliness of
i- 5 - bair; but ouly knows that ho is aided iv
his efforts to ao t1,,, great work planned
for him by the Almighty, and accept* it
with a grateful heart.
It would bo strange to see the people of
the present day so bitter in their opposi
tion to this progressive individual, but the
history ol all ages is but repeating itself,
leaving us without anything at which to
There is not a flash of electricity, bear
ing in a moment of thought messages from
here to Europe, which has not from its
inception to its completion, met with scorn
and derision. There is not a cloud of
smoke curling heavenward as it is belched
forth from the bowels of some gigantic
engine, the powers of whose steam is driv
ing mighty ships, burdened with the fruits
of enterprise across the great oceans, which
has not been savagely blown by the breath
of cruel opposition. Our railroads, climb
ing great mountains, dashing on with
lightning speed, thundering amid the hills
aid valleys, quickly bearing us and na
ture's products from place to place, have
bsen compelled to run over aud crush with
their mighty weight the childlike forms of
thousands of opponents, who believed that
ox carts and lumbering stage coaches were
sufficient to meet all,the wants of num.
The road-side inn, at which "food for
man and beast" was dispensed; where
chickens, butter and eggs of the neighbor,
hood found a ready sale, dared announce
to the lovers of justice that they would be
destroyed if the railroads were permitted
to exist. Yet, in spite of them, we have
railroads which furnish better markets, ele
gant and handsome hotels now mark the
spot of their past existence, and all traces
of opposition obliterated and discarded as
fellies of the past. The history of the
"man of progress" is the same from the
creation to the present time. He can find
iv all advancements of the past the same
opposition which he encouuters, and yet
]>c has never progressed so far as to be able
to discover an efficient remedy.
No science has progressed more rapidly,
or at a greater cost to the American people
than politics; and yet, its march is still
opposed. Wo acknowledge, therefore, the
more to be blamed, that in Virginia, the
Democratic party possesses the greatest
nmount of talent and respectability, and
yet what use do we see made of it ?
It is squandered and wasted j perverted
from its original channel of purity, and
mixed wilh the filth and mud of opposi
tion to advancement. It, our boasted
tilent, would make slaves of us all, who
honestly differ with it politically; it would
drag us bound hand and foot into au ac
ceptance of its ideas, instead of persuad
ing us that we are iv error, if such aa
opinion is entertained. It is used to
( ppose the prosperity of the State and
Iter people; it is found arrayed against
every effort to pull down the old and build
lip the new, aud is selfish iv excluding
those who are prepared and willing to
We have, in our mountainous regions,
more than fifty iron furnaces lying idle,
nnd which would require but alimited cap
ital to put io active operation, with an in
exhaustible supply of coal aud ore. Is
ibis so because we hive too much iron 7
Ask the Tredegar company, using more
iron than auy other one firm iv Virginia.
Why is it then ? Because we are without
the capital. We have not the capital be
cause wo have uot the men possessing it.
We have not the men of wealth because
they must come from the North or else
where, wlj.r. ililfurei.t political ideal than
ours exist, at.d if they brought their ideas
with them, they could not live in peace.
Many of our troubles ofthe present day may
be traced directly to tbo proscriptive policy
of Demcoracy, as taught and encouraged
by tho leading talented men of the party,
whose opposition to progress is so deter
mined aud zealcus, aR to render tho soil of
Virginia cxtrtmi'ly unprofitable for its
We sball hail with delight the day when
Virginia's sons will cast aside their bitter
and unjust prejudice, when they will real
>f ize that they are an hundred years behind
; the times, that they are "old fogys," and
that other professions are more profitable
than opposition to tbe "man of progress.
His march may be slow, but it is certain
you must fall into lauka, get out of the
way, or be run over and crushed by the
, advancing columns.
The Dispatch gives prominenco to thi
subject this morning ; but unfortunatel
expends considerable useful ammunitio
'. upon the past, without advising us to
profit by it. It seems desperately enam
ored of its beauties and virtues, and yet is
so fickje as to wish for something else to
love. This period has gone, never to re
turn, and much as we may pride ourselves
upon what we were, it becomes our dut]
to keep our eyes open to the present ant
future condition of our State.
The Dispatch still harps upon the se
rious injury the political aspect of Vir
ginia has suffered ; we presnme it refers
to the right of voting being given to the
colored people, which has robbed the fine
old gentlemen of the State of the power of
controlling her affairs entirely in their own
Political, like other sciences, must keep
up in the march of progress, and although
ita rapidity may astonish the Dispatch, we
of more recent birth are prepared to see
great revolution in all branches of science.
You must be stirred up with a long pole,
and waked from your Rip Van Winkle
sleep, or the lightning express will be
gono before you get your face washed.
The Dispatch wants a city of half a mil
lion of inhabitants. So do we, and would
like to see Richmond the foundation. It
fails to tell us how the wish is to be grati
fied. We can see much in the conduct of
the Dispatch to prevent the success of this
great ohject, and havo so frequently refer
red to the subject, that it is unnecessary to
do so again, at length.
Send out runners to every section of the
Union, invite men of capital to come here
and locate, then keep your pack of pro
scriptionists and Democratic canvassers
from barking at their heels continually,
and you will have accomplished considera
ble towards securing what you say you
"On Tuesday, 9th instant, the Lower House
of the Pennsylvania Legislature passed to a
second reading a bill appropriatingss,ooo for
the use of Washington cemetery, Maryland,
lo be expended in removing to said cemetery
the bodies of Confederate soldiers buried in
scattered places in Pennsylvania. The vote
, stood: l'cas, 47 ; nays, lev*
"Gradually the snow melts and the ice
breaks up. We have found but little kindness
and sympathy for these many years from that
The snow melts and the ice breaks up
generally as summer approaches, but in
Northern climates during winter they are
This same snow would have melted and
tho ice disappeared long ago, but you have
been surrounding them with patent freezers
Invented by the devil himself, turning and
twisting them until your old rusty machines
are so nigh worn out that you aro satisfied
they are complete humbugs.
You found but little sympathy and
kindness from that section, because you
hunted in tho wrong place. In our play
days we always hunted our ball where we
lost it, and if wo would go exactly where
we lost it, there we wero sure to find it.
No people on earth ever exhibited the same
anxiety and solicitude to be kind to tbe
Eeople of the South ; they havo gone so
ir as to thrust it upon them, but "ye
would not." There is some modesty about
every one, and if these^Northern people
had have continued urging you to accept
their kindness you would have declared
they were immodest.
Let us make a suggestion, Mr. Enquirer,
now that you have mentioned this little
trifling circumstance. Take your acknowl
edged ability with you to your editorial
sanctum, and advise your followers to meet
Es kindness in a similar spirit ; and our
rd for it, your largo paper will not be
c to contain the many similar exhibi
ns you will be called upon to notice,
aat say you 7 Shall wo look for the ac
itance of our suggestion, or shall we
see your columns filled, as we generally
do, with carpet-bagger scalawag, nigger,
yankee, &c, &c. 7 "We shall see what
we shall see."
A stranger in a printing office asked the
youngest apprentice what his rule of
punctuation was. "I set up as long as I
can hold my breath, then I put in a com
ma ; when I gape I insert a semi-coloo ;
and when I want a cbew of tobacco I
make a paragraph."
A little boy was relating a story he had
beard one day. His ideas becoming con
fused in some way, he could fiud no words
to explain his meaning. At last be said :
"Well, I know enough big words but I
don't know where to put them in."
"The fact is," said an elderly wife, "a
man does not know how to straighten up
things. He does not know where to com
mence. I don't wonder," she continued,
"that when God made Adam he went
right to work and made a woman to tell
"Grandpa, did you know that the
United States has been iv the habit of en
couraging and acknowledging tories 7"
"What kind of tories?" "Territories!
Now gtve me some peanuts, or I'll catch
the measles, and make you pay for them."
" Why," asked a governess of her
little charge, "do we pray to God to give
us our daily bread ? Why don't we usk
for four days, or five days, or a week ?"
"We want it fresh !" replied tho ingenious
A party of Londou editors intend to
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Eighth, front 60 fcot, running bock IS2 ; six rooms
in building. Terms liberal. Apply to
ap 27—eudta JOSKPHJVELLB.
NOTICE .—I most respectfully call the atten
tion of my friends and the public at large to my
fine assortment of FAMILY GROCERIES, on the
corner of Hull and Eleventh streets. All I ask I*
an annual share of tbe trade, and satisfaction will be
JOHN H. TYLER k CO.,
Resuming that part of their business in which they
were so extensively engaged in former years, are
prepared to furnish whatever may he needed for
to wit:—RIFLES, MUSKETe, PISTOLS, k
SWORUSnud BELTS of every description ; STA
and LINK BUTTONS, SASHKS, EPAULETTES. PA
SANTS, BTARB, LACES, CORD, BRAIDS, Ac, Ac.
The above will be sold at such prices as to make
to the interest of purchaser* to give them their
Call at 131!* Main street,
Pliweodlm Richmond, Va.
BODY IS INVITED
To call and soo the celebrated
WE BBWING MACHINE
In operation at the salesroom,
823 Mux Etbeet.
We guarantee the HOWE to do a GREATER VA
RIETY OF WORK and in a simpler manner than an
other Machine—without exception.
J. F. MoKENNEY, Agent.
Latest «tyle« of BUTTBRICK'S PATTERNS, f
Spring and Summer, just received my I—d&wO
rip HE IMPROVED
t SINGER BEWING MACHINE,
THE BEST FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK.
Sale* Indicate It; Durability and PopnlariU
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137,833 SOLD LAST YEAR.
NO OTHER MACHINE SOLD SO MANY.
nulther force nor crowd sales. The ach
t stand upon its merit*. Call and examine!!
wing Machine* REPAIRED.
SHAt'FER A STRONG,
a 10—diwt* 013 Main street
for thk ladies.
man, woman or child,
Can be sure of obtaining a COMPLETE FIT for an
garment by buying
We can give you a PATTERN for any garment
any size for a comparatively trifling sum, and guar
anteo a FIT in all cases.
Gall and see as at the ofllce of the HOWE BE?
ING MACHINE, 823 Main street.
my I—d*w6m J. F. McKENNEY.
rynTciONTKaotorslfor "bton e^itiaso^lry.
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at t
office of tho TREDEGAR COMPANY until 12]
May 15th, for the ERECTION of tho PIERS an
ABUTMENTS of a across James riv
from the work* of said company to Belle Isle.
Such Information a* will be necessary to bldde
will be In readiness by the 10th of May.
The company reserve the right to reject any o
Apply to E. T. D. MYERS,
my 4—Ot Civil Engiueer, Richmond, Va.
I } KHi-Olll) ft IVES'
(late of the Spotswood Hotel.)
CORNER OF MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREET
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
WOOD AND COAL.
Constantly on hand BEST
OAK AND PINK WOOD,
LONG, SAWED and KINDLING WOOD
ANTHRACITE and BITUMINOUS
GOAL and COKE
at very loweßt price*, at YARD, corner Maiu am
ap 25—3 m .1. 11. F. BURROUGHS.
rpHB BRIDAL CHAMBER.
Essays for Young Men, on great SOOIA
EVILS and ABDSEB, which interfere with MAR
RIAGE—with sure mesa* of relief for the errin
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of charge, in sealed envelope*. Address, HOWAR )
ASSOCIATION, No. il 8 Ninth stieet, Philadelphia.
Pa. my 11—3 m
BUTLER'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE la not a thing
of yesterday, got up to gull the unwary and put
money in the pockets of the proprietor. It hie.
stood the test of time. Having been in the market
over thirty years, its very uame will recall to many
who are now the respected beads of families, tbe
halcyon days of their youth, with all Its Joy* and
sorrows; It is still the same ; infallable in It* opera- [
tion; a ap*c!flc remsdy for youthful indiscretion
aud folly; a true friend. It 1* for sale by all drug
glata. Price, f 1 per bottl*. de la—ly '
rp H F. "PAIN I1LLI1."
Travellers are always liable to sudden attacks of
Dyaoutcry and Cholera Morbus, and the** occurring
when absent from home, are very unpleasant. The
PAIN KILLER may ill way* be rolled upon In such
cases. As soon as y.a feci the symptoms, take oue
teaspoonful in a gill ef new milk and n, -lasses and
I a gill cf hot water, stir well togt-ther and drink hot.
I Repeat th* dose every hour until relieved. If the
-, pains be sevoro, balbo the bow*la and back with th*
x medicine dear.
In casos of Asthma aud Pythisic, take a teaspoon
till In a gilt of hot water sweetened well with mo
r lasses ; also bathe the throat a, d stomach faithfully
1 with tha medicine clear.
Dr. Sweot says it takes out the soren*** In ca.es of
, bouosettlug faster than anything he ever-applied.
Fishermen, so often exposed to hurt* by having
their skin piorced with hooks, and fins of fish, can
bo relieved by bathing with the Pain Killer as »oon
I as the accident occurs ; in Ibis way the anguish Is
soon abated ; bathe as often a* once In five minutes,
say three or four times, and you will seldom have
The bites and scratches of dogs and cats are soon
cured by bathing with the Pain Killer clear.
See printed directions, which'raccompany each
Price i*s eti,, SO eti, aud fl.oo per bottle
1 Sold by all Druggist*
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tj confoim to RKDtCI'IOX OF DUTIES
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TIIE GREAT AMERICAN TEA CO.,
81 and 33 Vesey street,
my 15—4w Now York, Postofflce Box 6043.
WHAT IS IT?
It is a sure and perfect remedy for all diseases of the
Liver aud Spleen, Enlargement or Obstruction of In
testines, Uniary, Uterine, or Abdominal Organs,
Poverty or a want of Blood, Intermittent or
Remittent Fevers, Inflammation of the
Liver, Dropsy, Sluggish Circulation
of the Bloed, Abscessos, Tumors,
Jaundice, Scrofula, Dyspep
sia, Ague k Fever or their
Dr. Wolls having become aware of tbe extraordinary
modical properties of the South American
J r It IU X II A ,
sent a special commission to that country to procure
It in its native purity, and having found its wonder*
fal cupitiva properties to even exceed the anticipa
tions formed by its great reputation, has concluded
to offer It to tbe public, and Is happy to atato that he
has perfected arrangements for a regular monthly
supply of this wonderful Plant. He has Bpent much
time experimenting aud investigating as to the most
efficient prepaiation Irom it, for popular une, and
has for some time used in his own practice with most
happy results tbe effectual medicine presented to the
Dr. 'Wells' Kxlratt of Jurubebs,
and he confidently recommends it to every family as
a household remedy which should be freely taken as
a BLOOD PURIFIER in all deiangements ofthe
system and to animate and fortify all weak and
JOHN Q KELLOGG, Piatt St New York,
Sole Agent for tbe United States.
Price One Dollar per bottle, fend for Circular,
my 15— iw
rp A. BRANDER,
No. ISM, Corner Caay and Vikgisia Streets,
Offers to the public
THK AMERICAN SUBMERGED DOUBLE-ACTING,
ko v < i: pump,
THE SIMPLEST AND MOST POWERFUL IN USK.
It has proved to be tho CHEAPEST, MOST EFFEC
TIVE, DURABLE and RELIABLE PUMP. Not
enly for Family use, but also for Florists, Factories,
Breweries, Distilleries, Ships, &c. Besides the above
mentioned advantages over the usual style of Pumps,
It is particularly recommended by Insurance Com
panies, on account of its effectiveness iv EXTIN
GUISHING FIRE. Tbe Smallest Pump will throw
60 to Tn feet through a hose.
It is the CUE A PEST—its cost being less by one
third tban any Force Pump of the same capacity,
and it never gtts out of order. Perfectly simple,
and any child can work it.
It is now on exhibition at my store, where tho pub
lic are invited to soo it work.
Any Commission Merchant receiving orders tor
this Pump will be allowed a libo-al discount.
Every PUMP is WARRANTED.
T. A. BRANDER,
Agent fer Virginia,
No. 1824, corner Cary and Virginia streets.
J»o. w. niun. no. a. poruM
"JENKINS * POPHAM,
! ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OFFICII—NO. 1 MARSHALL BUILDING,
Cokhib Tenth axd Bark Ptrctvs, Richmond, Va.,
, Will (prni-tlc* in the Court* of the Stair, and th
Untied l-tales, and before tbe Court of Claim* and
i Department* at Washington. Special attention giv
en to casts arising under the hcvenue and Bank.
> rnptcy laws ot the United States. mh 16-dAwtf
I Gcingrnaa bavins; recently lassed a hill providing
for the appointment ol a COMMISSION for the ex
amination and adjustment of the claims of LOYAL
Oil IZBNS of the South, for store* or suppliaa taken
. or furnished during tho rebellion for the uso of the
army, Including the use and loss of voflsel* and boat*
, wbtfe employed in the military service of the United
States, and there being many claims of this desorlp.
tion which should have prompt attention, we re
spectfully offer onr services in th* prosecution of
the same before tbe Commission, on the moat liberal
terms, according to the amount involved and the
character of the claim. For full particular* address
JENKINS k POPHAM,
r Attorney* at Law, Richmond, Va.
Wei refer by permisaion to Jno. B. Davis, Preslden
Planters' National Bank and Richmond Banking and
Innurance Company, Richmond ; Davenport A Co.,
t Stock Brokers and General Agents, do.; Lancaster k
Co., Bankers, do.; Hon. H. K. kUlyson, ex-Mayor, do.;
0. K. Bingham, President First National Bank,
Lynchburg; Hon. J. F. Lewis, U. 8. Senator, Wash
; in;-I..ii, I >.!,'.; Hon. Jas. H. Piatt, do.; Hon. Charles
H. Porter, do.; Hon. W. 11. H. Btowell, do.
irp H. BROOKS,
I ATTORNEY AT LAW,
, Practices In the Court* of Caroline, Essex, King and
Queen, and the United States Courts at Richmond,
i Office at Milford Depot, Caroline county, Virginia.
I will attend to cases before the Court oi Claims
and the Departments at Washington.
My father, H. B. Brooke, Esq., will attend to all
i business entrusted to mo in the counties of King
and Queen, Caroline and Essex. Addre** Central
Point, or Milford Depot, Caroline county, Virginia.
T AMBLER SMITH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
COMMISSIONER IN CHANCERY,
'or all oonrt* of city ol Richmond and county cl
Ornoi No. 1310 Items St.,
and a—tf RffiHMOND VIRGINIA.
~~-„™„.J? AVI " iiuis •»**»*»•
TO NEW BANKING ROOMS,
Mo. 10 North Tenth Street,
Between Main and Bank Street*.
STATION AL FBEHDMAN'S SAVINGS AND TRUST
CHARTERED BY 00NGRE88 MARCH, Ist*.
DEPOSITS received and PAYMENTS made dally
(•xceptlng holidays) from » A. M. to 4 P. M.,
and on Baturday Evening* from 6
to 8 o'clock.
INTEREST at the rate of six per cent per annum
declared and compounded tn March, July and No
vember, on all sums of FIVE (6) DOLLARS and up
DEPOSITS r*o*!v*d of FIVE CENTS and upward*.
T ECKJSNBY k LAIRD, FLORISTiT
GRACE STREET GARDEN,
offer to the public a large collection of choice BSD
DING PLANTS, ROSES, FLOWER SEEDS, Ac.
By prompt attention and moderate prices we hope
to merit a liberal continuance of public patronage,
jV/TOUNT VKRNON NURSERY.
C. GII.LINGHAM k CO.
UPON THB WASHINGTON ESTATE. *
S«,OfHI APPLE TREES, embracing most of the
Also, v general assortment of
PEACH, PEAR, and other FRUIT TREES, SHAD!
TREES, SMALL FRUITS, 30,000 OSAGE
ORANGE PLANTS, Ao, Ao.
Will be sold WHOLESALE and RETAIL a* LOW a*
can be had elsewhere.
WARRANTED TRUE TO NAME.
FRANKLIN DAVIS k CO., Proprietor*. .
We offer for tho Fall and Spring Trade the largest
collection of FRUIT TREKS, VINKH *o , ever grown
In the Southern States, consulting m part of
2,000,000 TREES, embracing all the choicest varie
ties of fruits adapted especially to tbe
1,000,000 VINES, consisting of every variety of small
JO- Send for catalogues, enclosing postage stamp*
oo 18—6 m
Will be OPENED for lb* reception of VISITORS
F. R. FAURAH,
ap 16—diwlawlw Proprietor.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
00K8ELLHR AND STATIONER,
1003 MAIN STREET,
mh 10—tf RICHMOND, VA.
rpHE GREAT FIRE IN RICHMOND.
IN THE SPOTSWOOD.
$23,600 IN CURRENCY,
and the Book*, Papers, Silver and Valuable* of the
Spotswood Hotel and the Adams' and
Southern Express Companies are
SAVED IN HERRING'S SAFES*.
Office or AdakVs Express Cokf-ant,!
No. 69 Bboaswat, V
New Yoek, Dec. al, 1870. J
Messrs. Herbum, Fabbei. k Kuerman : Our Agent
at Mchmond write*: "We got through to-night
drying and fixing up the money from the late Are.
The contents of the safe— $23,600 in bills—we recov
ered. It wa* a Herring Safe, and a good on*, certain.
"I. 0. BABCOCK, Treasurer."
Messrs. Herbinq, Farrei. k Sherman, New Yobi
—Gents: The two safe* of your manufacture,
which we had in use on the morning of the 26th
instant, at tbe disastrous fire which destroyed tha
Spotswood Hotel and adjoining block of buildings,
bave given full satisfaction, and served to prevent
the destruction of some $20,000 In currenoy. Inside*
the valuable paper* and books encloaed thareln. It
wa* impoaslblo for workmen to excavate the Safe
until nearly 80 hours after the fire.
J. F. Gibson,
Ass't Sup't for Adams A Southern Ex. Cos.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 29,1870.
LETTER FROM J. M. SUBLETT k CO.,
Proprietors of the Spotswood,
Richmond, Va., Deo. 29,1870.
Msnsxs. Uekrino, Farrei. k Shebnan—-Gent* : On
tbe morning ef the 25th instant, we were fortunate
enough to bave oue of your Herring* Patent Cham
pion safes, which fell into the cellar among a burn
ing mas* of ruins. After tbe fire, lo our utmost sur
prise, wo found the contents, consisting of valuable
papers, money and some silverware, all in good
order. Had It not been for your Herring's Safe we
would have lost everything.
J. M. Sobuii A 00.
PATENT CHAMPION SAFES,
The moat reliable Protection from Fire now
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SMALL FARE! FOR BALK.
/ IHARMING COUNTRY SEATS FOE SALE,
AT OUNBTON HALL, ON THB POTOMAC.
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ON SUNNYSIBB BAY.
FINE WATER, TIMBER, GRAZING LANDS.
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UNSURPASSED FOR FRUIT AND TRUCK.
GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD OF ONB HUNDRED
NORTHERN FAMILIES NEAB.
SOLD IN LOTS FROM TBN TO ONB HUNDRED
STEAMBOAT LANDING ON PREMISES, AND
RAILROAD IN REAR.
ONE HOUR FBOM WASHINGTON BY RAIL.
TITLES CLEAR AND UNDISPUTABLB.
Wo want one hundred first-class families, in lua
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asked about religion or politic*.
You can raise every variety of Frnlt, Grass and
Facilities for dairying excellent.
Manure*, Lima, Marl and Muck easily obtained
near the promises.
Direct and rapid shipment of all products North
hy rail or water.
No on* need fear excessive hsat or cool nights ;
for fresh breeies com* up the bay and temper th*
To persona of intellectual tastes, the near vicinity
I of the National Capital 1* of inestimable vain*. It la
near enough to Washington to allow one to d» busi
ness there and be hem* at night; or, In winter t*
resid* In the city and have the luxurie* or a farm
W* urge our Northern friend* not to go West uor
1 far into the South to lire in the wilderness, till they
have seen our beautiful regien ofthe Upper Potomac.
Come and see us here in Virginia. Here you will
find true heart* ready to welcome you. Society or
ganised with Churches, Schools, Horticultural and
Agricultural Societies, Nurieries ol fruit trees and
beantiful cultivated forms. Here you will find tb*
cheapest land on thi* continent, and which 1* sure to
Increase rapidly In value. Northern men of mean*
are coming In rapidly.
Land* from $20 to 125 per acre, of excellent quail
ty to Improve, can be bought on long time.
Farms can be ronted by those who wish to stay a
while to try th* climate.
"STATE JOURNAL" OFFICE,
BECK, KNOX A KIBBY,
Real Estato Agents,
! ap 12—If Alexandria, Va.
I 1007 Main Street, opposite Poat-Oflicr,
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I qnlTiJiiTso 1~
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tleiueu can have their
! GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
DYED AND CLEANED,
and delivered In twenty-four hour* notic*
D. H. BLASOOW, French Dyer,
fs 21—ly 311 Broad Street, near Third.
jyfUSIOI ~*UlJlr)I0T~ MUBIC
No. 018 Maim Hveut,
Mo longer of tha firm or Marsh A Pollock, la now
prepared to serve hi* friends and th* pubuo gene
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
1 rwpectfally solicit a call at my new aatabllsh
«*eot. JOHN MAHBII,
ao 12-1 y US Main »t., b*A. Ninth and Twin
Wo will Insert an advertisement
In Thirty-nine First-class
| VIRGINIA NEWSPAPERS,
Including Five Tallies.
W« ref*r tn tb* publisher of this paper, to w
our responsibility is weil known.
LIST SENT FREE.
Address GEO. P. ROWELL A CO.,
' No. 41 Park Row, New York.
' TjIRAGRANT BAPOLIENK
Clean* Kid Gloves and all kinds of Clolhs and Cloth
ing; removes Paint, Grease, Tar, Ac.,lnstantly, wilh
out th* hast injury to tba finest fabric Sold by
Druggists and Fancy Ooods Dealers. FRAGRANT
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La Salle street. Chicago.
BUY the APPLE PARER, CORER and HLIOBR.
Price $2 00.
<jj» 1 1 1 A DAY FOR ALL with Stencil Tool*. Ad
rjPHJ diet* A. K. GRAHAM, Springfield, Vt.
fflVQfi* MONTH. Horse and Carriage fur
lO*J*-0 ni9hed. Expense* paid. H.SHAW, Al
j fred, Me.
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MACHINERY, RAILROAD, MANUFACTURERS
TENTH STREET, BETWEEN MAIN ANL Caftv
1 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA,
STEAM ENGINES of improved contraction, fot
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I Railroad, Machine, Car and Carpenter Shop*, Plan
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and Fixtnre*, Packing, Journal Metal, Pick and Tool
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SECOND HAND MACHINERY and STEAM
BOILEKB bought, (Old and exchanged. A quantity
of the same on hand to be sold low, suoh aa Engines
Boilers, Mill Stones and Gearings, Wood Worktnir
1 Machlntry, Ac.
Plana aud Estimates of Machinery for Mills and
Manufactories of all kind*. mh 1 dAwly
WM_y. o«ot. JOHN vile*
i TW'EW FIRM.
No. 8 Eighth Stbhit, bktwepjn Maii» anu
Franklin, Richmond, Va.
WM. 11. COOK Ol CO.
With improved facilities and with a determination
to please in prices and style of work, we respectfully
aak from the people of Richmond, Virginia, and the
South generally, a fair share of patronage.
Verandahs, Balconies, Iron Railing*, Vanltand Cellar
Doora, Gratings. Window Guiiri s, Awning Frames,
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Gas and Water Pipe, Hydrant Keys aad Rod* tor
Gas and Water, Traps for Culverts aud Hydrant*
Coal Shoots, aud all k luds ol IRON WORK for build
We also manufacture together with the abovo
work PLOW CASTINGS, and would resp.ctfnlly
solicit tbe patronage of merchants and farmers. All
work guaranteed, and oaders filled with dispatch.
no lb— 6m
Board and Tuition per annum $226.
HELLMUTH LADIES' COLLEGE,
Inaugurated by H. R. H. Prince Arthur. Board and
Tuition p-r aunum, $226.
Pbbsidbnt—The Very Rev. I. Hellmuth, D. D.,
Deau of Huron.
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