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MONDAY EVE'G, MAR. 30. 1574. ,
THE NATIONAL EXCHEQUER.
nVc again recur to this measure, now
pending before Congress, and ask from all
a careful reading of the bill, which we print
and keep standing for the public informa
tion. For years we have been denouncing
the present system of finance as unsound,
inadequate, and fraught with dangers to
legitimate industry and trade. Every year's
experience has strengthened our conviction
that its continuance must inevitably sap
the foundations of the public prosperity.
The great disaster of September last was
merely the monitory creaking and trem
bling of a fabric, wheh only speedy and
radical reconstruction can save from crash
Waiving all possible and doubtful ques
tions, it is now clear that if anything at all
is done by Congress, at this session, some
compromise measure only, is likely to har
monize the extreme views. Those who
see only the necessity of specie payments,
and those who see only the nepd of moro
currency, must get upon some common
ground. U it possible to increase the loan
able means of the nation and make money
easier to obtain without deteriorating its
purchasing power so as to unsettle values?
This i 3 the vital question ; for, if 3li, the
resumptionist and the inflationists can find
the basis for a compromise. We see clear
ly several methods of doing this, all of
which are in harmony with the well settled
principles of finance.
The bill for the National Exchequer,
which was introduced by Mr. Piatt, of the
Norfolk District, is the one, which strikes
us as embodying the aims of both parlies,
and in a manner quite fiee from any solid
objections. This bill creates no new debt.
It provides for funding a portion of that
now existing in interest-bearing bonds of
lower rates. It presents a plan of equita
bly distributing the currency. It improves
the quality of our mooey, widens its area
of circulation, and provides the increase de
manded for business purposes.
These results are reached by expedients
already approved by the combined experi
ence of the great nations of Europe, as
well as of our own country, during that
period when its finances were least inter
rupted ip their healthful action. By com
bining tho total credit of the country we
attain tho basis of a reliable currency.
That credit to-day is shown by ihe high
price which our bonds are. bringing in all
the markets of the world. Our national
currency is secured by these bonds. If
every national bank were wound up and its
securities returned and sola, they would
briu,; enough in any market in the world to
redeem all the outstanding notes and have
a vast surplus of coir. We are therefore
already on coin basis, and have been for
many months. What we want now, is
appropriate machinery to realize in practice
what we have long since attained in fact.
We have been able to make our notes
equal to coin for two years. There has
not been a day tine? our bonds were at
par in Europe when we could not have
resumed specie payment. But the re
sumption must be upon a plau which ex
pands the currency to meet the wants
of business, and not upon a system
of contraction that desirous Inminexs. All
writers, worthy of a place as teachers of
financial philosophy, agree in this, that if
money is absolutely good, too much of it
cannot be in circulation. From the same
authority we learn, what all experience
teaches, that mere contraction of the volume
of the currency never secures specie pay
ment. If a suspension is to be cured, it must
be by a policy which stimulates every
branch of industry into its most vigor
ous activity. The Exchequer provides
for these requisite conditions. Ie
gives more money and better money, it
gives resumption, and the revival of every
legitimate pursuit. It makes no war upon
any instituti in rightfully claiming popular
cjnlideiice and support, it is a measure
of compromise, offering to reasonable men
ol all parties a safe and substantia plat
form to harmonize differences. It enables
the country to get on a safe financial basis
bom which it can effect more radical re.
forms as it sees more clearly its wants and
THE EARLY BKAIRICE PEACH.
The demand for this new early peach is
Immense among Southern peach growers,
it is two week.? earlier than the title's
Early, and has won golden opinions in all
directions where it has been fairly tried.
The fruit-growing interest of Virginia is
fast growing to rival that of Delaware and
New Jersey. It needs earlier and later
variet'es. Our enterprising friends, Davis
it Co., ol Richmond, have a large stock of
Early Beatrice and other rare peaches.
Tne Early Beatrice Peach ripens full
two weeks earlier than any other known
variety of peach. This variety has been
well tested in large orchards, and hundreds
of bushels put on our markets in 1*72 and
187;t, and in this—tho severest test it could
hay has proved even better than all
that has been claimed for it. I: is full
two weeks earlier than Dale's Early ; is
free from rot, and the commission mer
chants of Philadelphia and New York not
oily say it in one of the earliest and best
peaches, but one of the best shipping
peaches that goes on thoie markets, and
brings more than double the price of any
Fruit medium size, mottled red cheek ;
a seedling raised by Thomas Rivers, Eng
land. Some of our most extensive peach
growers of Maryland aud Delaware, after
viaiiing the large fruiting orchards of this
vaiiety in North Carolina, have planted
largely of it. Young seedlings budded in
June last have grown from one to two feet,
and are now leady for delivery.
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I>AY IN THE IHI i \ Ml> Vli. OFFICES.
The bill which provides that the salaries '
of the clerks in the Department of Public c
1 nstruction may be equal to but not greater j
than those of clerks of like grade in the «
other state offices, which was lost by some "
misunderstanding of its purport, will be .
reconsidered soon. This bill should pass at ,
once. It is a shame to ask the competent and t
faithful men in the supeiintendent's office J
to serve for the mere pittance they are now
receiving. They have families to suppoit i
and they are rendering the state the high- I
est service. The work in that office is not
merely routine, like many others, but re- :
quires intelligent discretion. The clerks
in tb,at office receive only $1,200 per an
num, while in other offices they receive
$1,000. No department is so poorly paid
as this, and none requires a higher grade of
ability or renders so important a service to
BLACKBBUKO AGRICULTURAL ASD
We are very glad to note the success of
the appropriation for this excellent young
school. It is one of the people's colleges,
and should be generously dealt with.
Want of time alone has prevented us from
making a journey to visit Blacksburg. We
hear golden opinions from competent
judges of the faithful service that is being
done there for our young men. We trust
that the hands of its able corps of instruc
tors may be strengthened tor their great
A BILL FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT
OF AN EXCHEQUER.
Mr. James 11. Piatt, on leave, intro
duced the following bill in the House of
Representatives, January 20, 1874:
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of
■ America in Congress assembled, That
r , and such others as may associate
I with them under this act, are hereby crea
ted and declared a body corporate and
politic, by the style and under the name
'of "The Governor and Managers of the
: Exchequer of the United States of Amer
j ica," and by that na:r,e may sue and be
sued, plead and be impleaded, in all the
! courts of law and equity of the United States,
1 or any state thereof, and have perpetual
• succession ; to have, make, and use a
t common seal, and the same to change, alter,
f or renew at pleasure; to ordain and estab
lish such by-laws, ordinances, and regu
lations as they may deem fit and necessa
! ry, and generally to execute all and every
t corporate power and privilege necessary
to carry into full operation the corpora
tion hereby created, and specially such by
laws as shall enable the Exchequer to have
s a correct knowledge of the daily transac
. tions of its assistant branches and depart
ments : Provided, That such by-laws and
' ordinances, regulations, powers, and privi-
I leges be not in contravention of the laws or
- constitution of the United States.
Sec. 2, Tnat the in-put or capital of
the said governor and managers of the Ex
' chequer ot the United States of America
• shall be one hundred millions of dollars,
h divided into shares of one hundred dollars
i Sec. ■'~ That books of subscription
shall be open, at such time as may be
' designated by the corporators, in the fol
s lowing cities, undrer ihe supervision of
il three commissiones appointed for that
0 purpose by the corporators, namely : Bos
ton! Massachusetts; New York ; Phil
e adelphia, Pennsylvania ; Baltimore, Mary
e land ; Washington city, District of Coltim
r bia; Richmond, Virginia; Charleston,
v South Carolina ; Savannah, Geor
gia ; Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans,
0 Louisiana; Galveston, Texas; Memphis,
t. Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky ; Cinciu
s nati, Ohio ; Chicago, Illinois ; Saint Louis,
Missouri; San Francisco, California ; Port
land, Maine; Concord, New Hampshire;
lt Rutland, Vermont, and in such other places
c in the United States as a majority of the
;- corporators shall appoint lor the purpose ;
and said subscription shall be payable
three-fourths in tho legal-tender notes is
s sued by the government of the United
n States and one-fourth in gold coin of the
11 United States. Ten per centum upon each
,r share subscribed shall be paid down at the
P time of the subscription, three-fourths in
. legal-tenders and one-fourth in coin :
l« Provided, that such subscription bo
0 made bona fide by residents of the
, c United States; otherwise, the whole must
be coin: And provided moreover, that not
c less than three-fourths of the capital shall
- at all times be held by citizens of the United
it States. II after the books have been kept
„ open for days, and the whole capi
tal be not subscribed, then any national
bank now existing may subscribe, on the
s same terms, the whole or any part of its
t capital, and consolidate and become merged
t into this corporation: Provided, that it
thereby abandons its present organization,
and winds up its present existence, and its
1 owners accept in lieu of their present share 3
r in any such bank shares in this corporation
» of equal value ; but no bank now existing
can exercise this privilege without the con
currence and approval of the proprietors
' and of the governor and managers of the
s Exchequer of the United States. If more
, than one hundred thousand shares are sub
scribed upon the terms mentioned, then
' the number of shares shall be divided pro
I rata among the subscribers.
Sec. 4. That the commissioners shall
deliver the books of subscription and the
moneys received by them to the corpora
tors, who shall thereupon call a meeting of
1 the proprietors, after giving thirty days'
i notice thereof, in one newspaper at least
in each of the cities named above. Said
meeting shall be in the city of New York,
and the corporators shall then elect, each
share voting one vote, a board of nine
managers for the chief office, which
is hereby located in New York,
and five for each branch. One new mana
ger other than the governor shall annually
|be elected for each branch, and the chief
office, who shall take the place of one who
shall go out, each year, in such manner as
the by-laws shall provide.
Sec. B. That the board of managers at
the chief office shall, by a majority vote,
elect the govrenor thereof, who shall hold
his office for one year, and the board cf
managers at each branch shall, in like
manner, make an election of one of their
number for the same period. The capital
shall be distributed by the proprietors as
follows : To the chief office in New York,
$ ; Boston, $ ; Philadelphia,
$ ; Baltimore, $ ; Charles
ton, South Carolina, $ ; Savannah,
$ ; Mobile, $ ; New Orleans,
$ ; Memphis, $ ; Galveston,
$ ; St. ; Ixiuisville,
$ ; Cincinnati, $ ; Chicago,
8 ; San Francisco, $ ; Port
land, $ ; Richmond, Virginia,
$ ; Providence, Rhode Island,
One minor branch may be established
in each state, at such place as the governor
thereof may select and be approved by the
proprietor of the Exchequer: Provided, I
that the managers thereof shall be elected
as the managers of the other branches of I
the Exchequer may be: And provided I
moreoier, that the issue department i
t-hall not transcend the limits and require- i
ments of the eighth section. i
Sec. (>. That the corporation hereby i
created shall be divided into two depart- !
nients, the one for the business of banking '
exclusively, including the discounts of ne- '■
gotiable notes, bills of exchange, drafts, '
and other evidences of debt, which is here- i
by limited to twice the capital in amount. I
except upon obligation of the government
of the United States, and to one-half of
one per centum as the rate of interest for
thirty days, provided that not over ten per j
centum upon the capital may, in the discrc- j
tion of the governor and managers, in
addition thereto, be advanced upon pro
ductive stocks or bonds paying seven per
centum annual dividends, for a period
not exceeding six months, which
is likewise fixed as the longest period
for which any loan or discount can be
made; the other department shall be the
issue department, which shall consist oi
three commissioners for the chief office
and three for each branch office ; one shall
be appointed by the President of the
United States, with the consent of the
Senate, one by the governor of the state
in which the office is located, and one by
the governor and managers of the office
or branch for which he shall act. Said
commissioners shall give security in such
sum as the ptoprietors shall name, for the
faithful performance of their duties, as is
hereinafter provided for, and hold their
office for one veer
SEC. 7. That the commissioners of the
issue department shall issue notes to
the banking department whenever the said
banking department shall deliver gold coin
of the United States to the extent of one
fourth of the amount required, and the
other three-fourths in four per centum
i bonds of the United States, until
tho issue shall, in the aggregate, reach two
hundred millions of dollars; and lor all
ssues thereafter, the commissioners of the
issue department shall require one dollar
in coin and two of government bonds, till
the sum so issued shall reach two hundred
millions more, and then they shall require
one dollar of coin for each dollar in gov
ernment bonds, till the additional sum
shall reach two hundred millions of dollars
more; and then,-if any cotes be issued, they
shall require one dollar in coin for each dol
lar of notes issued. Each note shall be for
five dollars or some multiple thereof, and
shall be in the words, "The governor and
managers of the Exchequer of the United
States of America, will pay to or
bearer, dollars, at or in New
York." If issued at any branch, which
shall be the extent of the issues for such
branch, but if issued to the chief office,
then they shall be payable at the chief
office; but all notes, whether issued by a
branch or chief office, shall be a legal ten
der for any debt due to the Exchequer at
any office or branch thereof. Said notes
shall be payable in gold coin at the branch
where issued, or at the chief office in the
city of New Yoik, and if not so paid by
the banking or issue department, shall
work a forfeiture of all the rights and
privileges guaranteed by this act.
Sec. 8. That the governor and managers
of the Exchequer of the United States ol
America shall keep open for the transaction
of business, at the chief office in New York,
and all its branches,- both departments,
from nine o'clock in the forenoon till three
o'clock in the afternoon each day, excepting
Sundays, Christmas, and Fourth of July,
and shall receive on deposit, subject to
checks or drafts of the proper officers of the
United States, payable in coin or exchequer
notes, at the option of the holders
thereof, all moneys received by the
government for internal taxes, duties,
or for any other purpose , abd
from and after the first, of January,
eighteen hundred and seventy-six, a
bonus of one-quarter of one per centum out
of any dividend which may be declared,
reckoned upon the capital of the Ex
chequer, shall be passed to the credit of the
government of the United States, in liqui
dation of all taxes on the capital or divi
Sec. 9. That accounts may be kept
with individuals, copartnerships, or incor
porated companies, upon such terms as the
governor and managers shall prescribe :
Provided, that no interest or other bonus
shall be allowed for moneys deposited or
any evidence of debt.
Sec. 10. That transfers of money from
one office to another shall be made either
by letter or check, in lieu of coin or ex
chequer-notes, at a charge of not over one
tenth of one per centum. Letters
of credit, or cettificates of deposits, in lieu
of coin or exchequer notes, may be issued,
having not over ten days to run, payable at
any office, piovided that such letters of
credit, or certificate of deposit, shall bear
the seal of the Exchequer, and payable in
coin or exchequer notes, at tho option of
SEC. 11. That loans may be negotiated
for any of the states, and the charge there
for shall not exceed one-quarter of one per
centum, and tho government of the United
States may at any time sell, through the
Exchequer, any of its obligations to
redeem them, but no charge shall
be made for any sale, redemption,
or transfers of credits, or moneys of
the United States, so long as the deposits
and disbursements of that government is
made through the Exchequer.
Sec. 12. That the governor and mana
gers, as well as the commissioners of the
issue department, and such other officers
as the proprietors shall name, shall each
in his own right hold at least five, shares of
the capital of the Exchequer of the United
States of America, and no one who shall
not have held the shares upon which he
may wish to vote, either in his own name
or as proxy for any other person or per
sons, for at least days prior to
general or called meeting, shall be entitled
to vote thereon ; nor shall any proxy, or
letter, or power of attorney, be valid un
less executed in duo form within
days of the meeting at which the vote is to
Sec. 13. That whenever the Exchequer
shall deliver legal-tender notes of the
United States, stamped "canceled by the
Exchequer," or pass to the credit of the
United States, payable in coin or excheq
uer notes, at the option of the govern
ment creditor, in amount not less than
$ at any one time, then tho Secre
tary of the Treasury shall deliver four per
centum bonds of the goverment for a like
amount, provided tho aggregate does not
exceed $ if the bonds are not pre
viously sold by the Secretary of tho Treas
Sec. 14. That no officer, nor any con
cern,corporation, copartnership, or associa
tion, ot which he is a member, or in which
he is interested, shall at any time owe the
Kxchequer more than, say ten thousand
dollars, as payer or payers, and the sum
of one hundred thousand dollars is fixed as
the amount beyond which no discount,
loan, or advance shall he made to any in
dividual, copartnership, corporation, or
association, except upon obligations of the
government of the United States; and the
advances, loans, or discounts on such gov
ernment bonds or obligations shall not
exceed the face-value thereof: Provided,
that the interest in the capital stock of the
Exchequer shall always bo bound for any
debt due to it by any shareholder or
shareholders, or copartnerships, corpora
tions, or associations in which he or they
may have any interest.
Sec. 16. That as soon as twenty-five
thousand shares aie subscribed for upou
the terms of this bill, then an organization
may be completed as provided for: Pro
vided, that any person or persons, asso
ciation or corporation, may at any time, |
if the full umiuinl ol sharos arc not already
subscribed for, subscribe for any shares
upon the same terras ol the original sub
scribers: And provided moreover, that
the books of subscription shall remain
open for thirty days, accessible to all per
sons desirous of subscribing: and no one
person or concern, corporation, or any as- i
sociation can subscribe for or hold more 1
than five thousand shares at any time.
Sf.c. it!. That the provisions of this
act are at all times subject to amendment i
or modification _by the Congress of the
United States : "and the charter hereby
granted shall remain in force or twenty
live years, unless forfeited by a violation
of some of its provisions.
Sec. 17. That the Exchequer shall at
no time, either directly or indirectly, be
interested, either by purchase or sale in
any agricultural, manufactured, or mineral
products, nor in any real estate or other
property, except only it may own
the necessary buildings for its offi
ces, or acquire real or personal
sonal property in settlement of debt or
debts due to it: nor shall any officer elected
by the Exchequer, or any of its branches,
in any way be interested in any dealings
in stocks, bonds, mortgages, or securities
of any kind, or be permitted to vote for
any officer or officers in any political elec
tion in any state, county, or corporation,
for Federal otlicers, or any others.
Sec. 18. That this act shall be in force
from and after its passage.
[Note.—The United States to hold one
quarter of the stock of the Exchequer.]
BANKRUPT MMH IV
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNl
ted States for the Eastern District of Virginia.
In the matter of Douglass Pitt, bankrupt—ln
At Richmond, Va., on the 17th day ot March,
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Please take notice, that a petition has been
presented to the Hon. Ro. W. Hughes, judge
of said District Court in Bankruptcy, by
R. L. Mont.igne, assignee of the estate of said
bankrupt, to sell the real estate belonging to said
bankrupt; free from all liens and encumbrances
This is to give notice to all persons interested,
that in the terms of said petition, an order has
been issued by the Judge aforesaid, for all per
sons who may be interested in said estate to
appear before Register W. W. Forbes, at his
office in the said city ot Richmond, on the nth
day of April, 1874, at 10 o'clock a. m., and
show cause, if any yon have why such order
i should not be granted.
R. L. MONTAGUE,
imh 80—JI8W Assignee.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
TF.D STATES, for the Eastern District of
.In the matter of J. T. Millan, a bankrupt—in
[At Richmond, VS., this 171h day of March,
Please take notice, that a petition has been
presented to the Hon. Robert W. Hughes
* Judge of said District Court, in Bankruptcy, by
' L. L Lewis, assignee of the estate of said
1 bankrupt to sell tho real estate belonging to Baid
> bankrupt, free from all Hens and encum
i branccs thereon.
1 This is to give notice to all persons interested,
I that in the terms of said petition, an order has
i been issued by the Judge aforesaid, for all per
> sons who may be interested In said estate, to ap
' pear before Register W.W.Forbes, esq., at his
f office in the said cily of Richmond, on tho 10th
> day of April, 1574, at la o'clock m., and show
1 cause, if any you have, why such order shotdd
not be granted.
,L. L. LEWIS,
mh 30—M 2 w Assignee.
I TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
, 1 TED .STATES for the Eastern District of
[ In the matter of Tobias A. Eacho, bankrupt—
"_ To whom it may concent—The undersigned,
C. H. Wendlingcr, of Richmond cily, in the
coun y of Henrico, and State of Virginia,
hereby gives notice of his appointment as
_ assignee of the estate, of Tobias A. Eacho, of the
county of Henrico, in said district, and who
was, on the 21st day of February, 1874, adjudged
' a bankrupt upon the petilion of himself,
by the District Court of the United States for
Dated at Richmond, the 21slof March, 1574.
, C. H. WENDLINGER,
Imb SO—M:lw Assignee.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OK THE UNI.
TEH STATES for the Eastern District of Vir.
i In the matter of 'i'tiunas Dickerson, bankrupt
t Eastern District of Virginia, M,: .
f Notice is hereby given that a general meeting ol
r the creditors ol the said Thomas Dickerson,
1 bankrupt, for the purposeof declaring a dividend,
( will be held at Petersburg, at the office of J. L.
Waterman, register in bankruptcy in said dis
-1 trict.on Saturday, the2Sth day of March, 1874, at
. 11 o'clock a. m., in accordance with the provi
c sious of the 27th and 28th sections of the Bank
| ruptcy Act of March 2d, 1567.
. J< IHN NEELV,
mh 17—Tn3w Assi nor
) — '
ITN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
ITED STATES for the Eastern Dietnct of Vir
I In the matter of George S, Feuist, bankrupt
I Eastern District of Virginia, ss:
Notice is hereby given that a final meet
. ingof the creditors of the said George 8. Feurst.
. bankrupt, for the purpose of declaring
, a dividend, will be held at Richmond, at the
t office of W. W. Forbes, register in bankruptcy,
r in said district, on Saturday, the 28 th day of
| Marco, 1574, at 10 o'clock a. m.. in accord
| ance with the provisions of the 27th and 28th
I sections of the Bankruptcy Act of March 2d,
Dated at Richmond this 17th day ot March,
, 1874. JOHN M. HALL,
mh 17—Tu3w Assignee.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF IHE UNI
TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir
In the matter of W. T. (irasswlll.a bank
-1 nipt—in bankruptcy.
At Richmond. Va., this ldthday of March, 1873.
'TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN :
i Please take notice, that a petilion has been
i presented to the Hon. Robert W. Hughes, judge
iof said District Court, in Bankruptcy, by Jacob
■ Colin, assignee the estate of said bankrupt,
to sell the real estate belonging to said bank
rupt, free from all liens and encumbrances
This Is to give notice to all persons interested
that in the terms of said petition an Older has
been issued by the Judge aforesaid, for all per
sons who may be interested in said estate, to ap
pear before Register W. W. Forbes, at his office
in the said city of Richmond, on the 2d day of
April, 1874, at 10 o'clock a. m., and show cause, if
any you have, why such order should not be,
granted. JACOB COHN,
mh 17—Tnliw Assignee.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI.
TED STATES for the Eastern District of
In ihe matter of fleo. W. Wroten, a bankrupt
At Fredericksburg, on the 20th of Mirch, 1874.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I
Please take notice, that a petition has been
presented to the Hon. Robert W. Hughes,
Judge of said District Court in Bankruptcy, by
A. B. llotts, assignee of the estate of said
bankrupt, to sell the real estate belonging to
said bankrupt, free from all liens and incum
This is to give notice to all persons interested
that in terms of said petition an order has been
issued by the Judge aforesaid, for all persons
who may be interested in said estate, to appear
before Register J. L. Waterman, at his office in
the said city of Petersburg, on the 31st day of '
March, 1874, at 1(1 o'clock a. m., and show cause
lif any you have, why such order should not
be granted. A. B. BOTTB,
mh 21—S2w Assiguee.
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, )
i'ifici ortcr'f or Public Pristi.nu. V
Richmond, March 20,1874. J
In accordance with law, SEALED PROPO
SALS will be received I'jr the undersigned at
his office, in the Capitol, until WEDNESDAY,
April 1, 1874, at 12 m., for PRINTING and
BINDINU for Ihe Slate of Virginia for the en
suing twelve months, as follows:
1. SENATE BILLS, DOUUJIUTS, JOUR
2. HOUSE RILLS, DOCI'MENTS, JOUR-
3. ANNUAL REPORTS OF OFFIOEBS,
H i r Is. and institutions, Including reports of in
ternal improvement companies to Board of
4 ACTS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
0. TWENTY- FOURTH VOLUME OF OR AT
6. All other PAMPHLET and BOOK-WORK
required by any department of Government.
7. JOli-WORK —Embracing blank forms,
warrants, oaths, commissioners' books, poll
books, and job-work generally.
Bidders will state price per 1,000 ems for rom-
Rosition, and for press-work per token of 2JO im
8. BINDINO, FOLDING, STITCHING,
RULING, TRIMMING, WRAPPING, 4c, to
quired by the state.
8. LITHOGRAPHING Letter-Heads, Envel
The Superintendent reserves to himself the
light to have forms ot large jobs duplicated—
such, for instance, as interrogatories, 4e.
TneSupeiintendent also reserves the right to
reject any or all bids.
Contractors will be requited to enter into bond,
with security, to be approved by the Secretary
of the Commonwealth, for the prompt and faith
ful execution of their contracts.
R. F. WALKEH,
Superintendent of Public Printing.
"PROPOSALS FOR CHAIN IRON.
NAVY PAY OFFICE, i
Washington, D. 0., February 2.1,1874.5
SEALED PROPOSALS, to be indorsed "Pro
posals," will be received at this office nntll 12
m., the Ist day of April, 1674, for the below
described best American Chain Iron, to be de
livered free of expense to the Government at
the Washington Navyynrd, subject to such
proof tests as shall m every way be satisfactory
to the Commandant of the said navy yard, and
at each times and in such quantities as may be
called for by him. The last delivery to be prior
to June SO, 1874 :
BUREAU EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING.
1.725 links Chain Iron, 1 7-16 inches diameter,
17><£ inches long, 13,700 pounds.
1,888 links Chain Iron, 1 8-10 inches diameter'
18 inches long, 11,114 pounds.
2,31.1 links Chain Iron, 1 10 10 inches diameter,
19>4 inches long, 31,000 pounds.
2,036 liuks Chain Iron, 1 11-1(1 inches diameter,
2(i;.f inches long, 2.1,7(12 pounds.
ttj links Chain Iron, ] 12-10 inches diameter,
21 inches long, 13,000 pounds.
1,87.1 links Chain Iron, 1 U-16 inches diamcler,
21 % inches long, 29.30J ponnds.
Bidders will be required to send fair samples
of the iron they propose to furnish, marked with
their names, in one bar of 0 (six) foet long, of
each of the different sizes required, to the Com
mandant of the Washington Navy-yard. Theso
liars will be subject to competitive tests, and
will be required to stand a pulling strain of
70,o:K) (seventy thousand) pounds lo the square
inch section when turned down to the usual
shape and size of testing pieces in the yard. All
the Iron called for to be delivered in straight
lengths, free from Haws, ragged ends, and other
defects, and io be equal to the samples fur
nished. Any Iron falling below the required
test will be rejected, and remain at the risk of
the bidder until removed from the navy-yard.
The award will be made to the lowest re
sponsible bidder whose iron of the different
sizes comes up to the required test.
Responsible security will be required for the
prompt and faithful delivery of the iron when
Blank forms for bidders can be had at this
O. E. THORNTON,
mh 7 Pay Inspector, U. S. Navy.
PROPOSALS FOR WORK AT NATIONAL,
QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE i
Washinoton, D. C, February 23, 1874.5
SEALED PROPOSALS, in triplicate, with a
copy of this advertisement attached to each,
will be received at this office until noon on
THURSDAY, the 2d day of April, 1871, for work
at the National Military Cemeteries, as follows:
Inclosnre walls of brick or stone, or iron rail
ings, at the Kewbern, N. C , and Beaufort and
Florence, S. C, National Cemeteries.
Brick or stone lodges at the Wilmington, N. ('.,
Lebanon and Logan's Cross Roads, Ky., and
Chattanooga and Fort Donaldson, Term , Na
The work will be inspected by competent
engineers, and a strict compliance with the
terms of the contract will be required.
Copies ol plans and specifications may be seen
at this office, and at the Quartermasters' offices,
at Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee,
Charleston, S. C, Fort Johnston and Fort
Macon, N. C, and Lebanon, Ky. Copies may
also be seeu at the cemeteries above mentioned.
Proposals should be endorsed ''Proposals for
(Railings, Walls, or Lodges, as the case may be)
for National Cemeteries," and addressed to the
Quartermaster-General, United States Army
Washington, D. C.
By order of the Quartermaster-General.
A. J. McGONNIOLE.
mh li Captain and A. Q. M., U. S. Army.
I>ROPOSALS FOR SUBSISTENCE STORES.
OFFICE POST AND DEPOT 1
COMMISSARY OF SUBSISTENCE, J-
Washisuton, D. C.January 3,1574. J
SEALED PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will bo
received at this office until 12 m., on the second
Mondays of February, March, and April, 1874,
for the following stores :
No. 1, FLOUR, CORN MEAL, SOAP, HEANS,
SALT, HOMINY, BACON, BREAKFAST
Amount required each month, quality, and
conditions made known by
mh 6 0.5..0.5. A.
OFFICE BEGISTER IN BANKRUPTCY, >
RtcHMOsn, Va., February 10,1874. $
IN THE MATTER OF BANKRUPTCY.
After this date no AUCTIONEERS' COM
MISSIONS will be allowed on sales to be made
hereafter by assignees in bankruptcy in this dis
trict. By order el' Judge Hughes,
W. W. FORBES
Register in Bankruptcy 3d Cong'l Dist. of Va.
IKOfl >l AM If Al II 111 IKS.
VARIETY IRON WORKS,
JAMES D. BROWNE, MANUFACTURER OF
IRON AND WIRE RAILING,
GRATING, VERANDAHS, FIRE-PROOF
FLOWER VASES AND STANDS, SETTEES,
Together with every description of Iron work
tor BUILDINOand ORNAMENTAL purposes
906 aid 907 Bui Stbht
»" T —d RICHMOND VA.
TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE lINI-
X TED STATES, for the Eastern District ot
In the matter of John W. Geadding, a bank
To whom.it may concern — The undersigned,
Thomas W. Taylor, of Onancock, Accomac coun
ty, Virginia, hereby gives notice of his ap
pointment as assignee of the estate of John W.
Geadding, of Accomac connty in said district,
wh» was, on the 2oth day of January, a. d. 1874,
adjudged a bankrupt on his own petition by the
District Conrt of said district.
Dated at Onancock, the 4th day of March,
a. d., 1874. THOMAS W. TAYLOR,
mh 9—2aW3w Assignee.
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE R. R
OFFICE OF ENGINEER AND SUP'T. t I
RrcaiiOND. Va., March 6th, 1874. J _!
SCHEDTTLE OF TRAINS. "
TRAIN NO. 1-SOUTHERN EXPRESS.- 1
Leave Richmond at Ml a. m., leave Danville at Ri
1:03 p.m., arrive at Greensboro'at 8:43 p. m.; wl
arrive at Charlotte at 9:00 p. m. g,
TRAIN NO. 2-NEW ORLEANS AND NEW
YORK EXPRESS-Leave Charlotte at 8:26 fj.
a. m.; leave Greensboro' at M 6 p. in.; leave yj
lianville at 3:81 p. m.; leave Burkeville at 8:co p. W j
m.,airive at Richmond at 11:02 p. m., Wl
This train makes close connection at Charlotte ■*
with trains on A. and R. Air Line railroad from ri ,
New Orleans, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta p,
and points South and Southwest. This does not a j
slop east of Burkeville except at Chula. ,
TRAIN NO. 3-THROUGH MAIL.-Leave W
Richmond at 1:48 p. m., leave Burkeville at 4:68 ec
p. m.; leave Danville at 9:52 p. m; leave Greens- R
boro l;in a. m.; arrive at Charlotte at 0:30 a. m.
This train connects at Charlotte with trains
on A. and R. Air Line railroad, and C. C. and A. le
railroad for Atlanta, Montgomery, Mobile, New Si
Orleans, Columbia, Augusta. Macon, Savanah re
and all points South and Southwest.
TRAIN NO. 4-THROUGH MAIL.-Leave ai
Charlotte at 7:01 p. m.; leave Greensboro at 2:16 V
am; leave Danville at 6:28 a. m.; leave Burke- V
ville at 11:40 a. m., arrive at Richmond at 2:32 ft
This train connects at Burkeville with trains
on the A. M. and O. railroad from Lynchburg
and points south.
TRAIN NO 6-LYNOHBURO PASSENGER =
TRAlN.—Leave Richmond 3.42 a. m., leave
Burkeville 1:2:1 p.m.; arrive at Lynchburg at f
4:40 p, m. v
TRAIN NO. 6—BURKEVILLE ACCOMMO.
DATION.—Leave Lynchburg at 9:SO p. m., leave j
Buikevilie at 436 a. m.; arrive at Richmond at
7:63 a. m.
THROUGH TICKET? sold to all points South p
and Southwest, and Baggage checked through. j
T M. R. TALOOTT, a
mh 1 -tf Engineer and Superintendent.
. — I
BALTIMORE AND POTOMAC I
Afier 0:46 p. m. October 12, 1873, trains will '
run as follows :
NORTHERN KXPRESS-Leave Richmond at i
10.-30 p. m.; arrive in Washington at 4:08 a. m. ]
Leave Washington at 6.3. r . a.m ; arrive at Bal
timore at 7:16 a. m. ,
PACIFIC EXPRESS-Leave Washington at t
10 p. m.; arrive at Baltimore at 11:50 p. m.
CINCINNATI EXPRESS-Leave Washing- ,
ton at 6:10 p. m.; arrive at Baltimore at 7:66 p
ACCOMMODATION—Leave Washington 8:28
a. m and 3:M p. m.; arrive at Baltimore 1038 a.
m. and 6:50 p. m.
WESTERN EXPRESS-Leave Washington
ll:18a.m; arrive at Baltimore 1:08 p. m.
BALTIMORE EXPRESS-Leave Washington
, 3:23 pm.; arrive at Baltimore 4:66 p. m.
TRAINS TO NEW YORK.
RICHMOND EXPRESS—Leave Leave Wash
' ington at 1:13 p. ni.; arrive at New York at 10:10
FAST LlNE—Leave Richmond 10:30 p. m.;
leave Washington 8:01 a. m.; arrive New York
- 4:26 p m.
WASHINGTON NIGHT EXPRESS-Leave
Richmond at 2:40 p. m. : leave Washington 9:08
I p. m.; arrive at New Yoik 6:10 a. m.
S3TAII the above trains, except Baltimore Ex
press, Accommodation, and New York trains,
■ connect at Baltimore wi th trains on the Northern
I Central Railway for the Westand North. The
2:40 p. m. Express Train leaves Richmond daily.
■ The 10.30 p. m. Express leaves daily except Sun
SOUTHERN EXPRESS-Leave Baltimore
9:15 p. m.; arrive at Washington 11:03 p. m.
Leave Washington 11:33 p. m.; arrive at Rich
mond 4:60 a. m.
RICHMOND EXPRESS-Leave Baltimore at
9:66 p. m.; arrive in Richmond 4:00 a. m.
j ACCOMMODATION—Leave Baltimore 0:26
a m. and 9:40 a, m. and 4:65 p. m.; arrive
l Washington 8.26 and 11:2:: a. m., and 6:43 p. m
I SOUTHERN MAlL—Leave Baltimore 12:40
p. m. arrive at Washington 2:35 p. m.
EXPRESS FROM NEW YORK-Leave Bal-
I timore 3:45 p. m.; arrive at Washington 6:13 p.
FAST LlNE—Leave Baltimore at 7:10 a. m.;
1 arrive at Washington 8:35 a. m.
EXPRESS FROM NEW YORK-Leave Bal
timore 4:25 a. m.; arrive Washington 0:IS a. m;
and arrives at Richmond 1:30 p. m.
MAlL—Leave Baltimore 6:40 p. m ; arrive at
I Washington 8:28 p. m.
The 1:30 p. m. Express Train arrives at Rich
, mond daily.
t EDMUND L. DuBARRY, Sup't,
Ed. S. Yotrxo, Washington, D. C.
General Passenger Agent,
no 7 Baltimore, Md. ■
I , .
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILROAD.
On and after March 8, 1874, .the PASSEN
GER TRAINS will run as follows:
MAIL TRAIN For Gordonsville, Char
lottesville, Staunton, White Sulphur, Hinton,
and all intermediate stations daily (except Sun
day) at 8;Ii0 A. M. This train connects at Gor
donsvil'.e for Orange, Culpeper, Warrenton,
Manas sas, Alexandria, Washington, and the
North, and at Charlottesville for Lynchburg,
> Bristol, Knoxvllle, Chattanooga, and the South.
ACCOMMODATION TRAIN.—For Gordons,
ville and all intermediate stations daily (except
Sunday) at 4:45 P. M. This train connects at
Gordonsville for Lynchburg.
EXPRESS TRAIN.—For Junction, Gordons
ville, Charlottesville, Staunton, Goshen, Cov
ington, White Sulphur, Huntington, and all the
stations between White Sulphur and Hunting
ton daily (except Saturday) at 9:30 P. M. This
connects at Huntington with steamers Boston
and Fleetwood for Cincinnati and the West and
For through tickets, correct information and '
rates apply at A. W. Garber's, Has Main street,
at office Ballard and Exchange Hotel, and at
HH depot on Broad street near Seventeenth. '
EDGAR VLIET, |
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
A. H. Pkriiy, General Superintendent
fa 14 I
SCHEDULE OF TRAINS. |
FREDERICKBUEG AND POTOMAC ROUTE.
Richmond, Fheii'bu & Potomac R. R. Co., 1 1
Office op Gen'i. Ticket Sl FagtOSV Agent, f •
Richmond, October 14, 1873. )
UP DAY MAIL leaves Byrd-etreet.Station J
UP "NIGHT MAIL leaves ByTd-stroet Station
11 p. m. (except on Sundays.)
UP ACCOMMODATION leaves Broad-street
Station, at 6:05 p. m. (except on Sundays.) '
DOWN DAY MAIL, arrives at Byrd-street
Station, at 1:40 p. m.
DOWN NIGHT MAIL, arrives at Byrd-street /
station, at 4:60 a. m. (except on Mondays.)
DOWN ACCOMMODATION TRADX arrives c
at Broad-street Station, at 8:37 a. m. (except on r
FREIGHT TRAINS leave Broad-etrcet I 7
Station on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and °
FRIDAYS, at 7:26 a. m., connecting at Quanta o °
with the Alexandria and Fredericksburg rail- "
Returning, arrive at Brood-street Station on
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS and SATUR i f
DAYS, at 0.00 p. m.
By order of the General Superintendent. —
J. B. GENTRY, I
oc 14 Gen'l Ticket and Freight Agent. ' V
i RICHMOND, YORK RIVER AND
CHESAPEAKE R. R.
Ricbhonp, York Riteb and Oiuafkakb 1
Rah ri in Coki>ant, i
Rtcn»nxn, Va.. March 2, 1874 )
Om and after this date the PASSENGER and
FREIGHT TRAINS over this route will be ran
| PASSENGER TRAIN for West Point leaves
Richmond at 3 P. M.. and train from West Point
will arrive at Richmond at 10:80 A. M. dally
The splendid atearaei HAVANA, Captain A.
O. Nickle, has been placed on the route between
West Point and Baltimore to run in connection
with this road, and will make three trip* a
week, leaving West Point TUESDAYS
THURSDAYS, and SATURDAYS on the ar
rival of the train, which leaves Richmond at S
P. M., arriving at Baltimore next morning in
ample time to connect with trains for the North
and West; and leave Baltimore MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS, and FRIDAYS at 4 P. M.
connecting at West Point with the train due at
Richmond at 10:30 next morning.
Fare to Baltimore Si.
FREIGHT TRAIN, for through freight only,
leaves Richmond Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays at 4 o'clock A. M. Through freight
FREIGHT TRAIN, with passonger car at
attached, for freight between Richmond and
West Point, leaves Richmond on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays at ft:SO A. M. Leal
freight received Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sat
nrdajs. EDW. F. FoLGER,"
W. N. Braho, Master Transportation,
OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM
FOUR SHIPS A WEEK FOR NEW
Fcr the accommodation of our patrons and the
public, this company will on nnd after MON
DAY, January 2f, 1674, dispatch one of their
splendid side-wheel steamers, OLD DOMINION,
WYANOKE, ISAAC BELL, ALBEMARLE,
HATTERAS, and steamer RICHMOND, every
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SUN
DAY, at high water.
These ships are entirely new, and well-bnllt
expressly for this roule.
They have splendid saloons, state-rooms and
bath-rooms. The fare, accommodations and at
tention are unsurpassed
Goods shipped by this line are landed regu
larly at New York, on the Company's covered
pier, 37 North River.
Freights for points beyond New York forwarod
with despatch, and no chargo made, except
actual expenses incurred.
Ships of this line leave Norfolk at (1:30 p. m.
during the winter.
Freight received until 0 p. m. dally.
»WFor further Information apply to
GEORGE W. ALLEN & CO., Agents,
ja 21 Office Company's Wharf, Rocketts.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
13 Avn 15 l.AinuT Sthekt,
This House, formerly known as the "New
York Hygienic Institute," has been thoroughly
renovated and improved in various ways during
the past summer, and is now in better condition
than ever before for the accommodation of our
hygienic friends, who wisli to stop where they
can feel at home and get the best kinds of food
Horse-cars pass near the door to all parts of
the city, making it a very convenient stopping
place for perssns visiting New York, either
upon business or pleasure. Open at ali hours,
day and night. Board by tho day or week, at
easonable rates. Rooms can bo secured in ad
• ance by writing. Address
WOOD & HOLBROOK, Proprietors,
oe 0 Nos. 13 and 18 Laight street, N. V'
Mrs. A. C. ALLEN,
FIRST-CLASS BOARDING HOUSE
No. 1326 F Stbbbt,
Nearly opposite Ebbitt House,
an 18—tf WASHINGTON. P. O
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
RE-OPENED ON THE
OOBNBH PSNNSTI.PANI.A AVKHI'K AND SIXTH StB
WASHINGTON, D. C.
This Hotul has been closed since April lost
and has, during the past summer, undergone the
most thorough renovation. It has been re
furnished with elegant Walnut Marble-Top Fur
niture, Spring Beds, Velvet and Brussels Oar
The furniture and appointments have been
manufactured to order expressly for this House,
and are equal in style and durability to any
European Hotel In the country. The rooms are
arranged en suite and single, and will be rented
from #1.00 to #8 00 per day (including private
A spacious Ladies' and Gentleman's Drnlng-
Rooni, Gentleman's Restaurant, Lunch and Re
freshment Saloons are conveniently arranged,
where all meals will be served a la carte.
A liberal discount will be made to those desir
ing to remain by the week or month.
WOODBURY & DUREN.
no 27—Sro Proprietors.
THE IMPERIAL HOTEL.
(Eats Jbnnebs House,)
JAMES SYKES, PROPRIETOR.
FbONTINO PENNSYLVANIA AVENUB, BETWEEN
TBKNTH AND FOURTEENTH STBEBTB,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Thankful to the public for generous patronage
In the past, the Proprietor asks his old friend <
and patrons to test the accommodations ot nis
present establishment, which he promises snail
be found at least equal to the best in Washing
ton, fe i_tt
DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DIS
TRICT OF VIRGINIA.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONOERN-Gbebt-
Notice is hereby given, that on the lath day of
March, 1874, TWENTY-NINE EMPTY SPIRIT
CASKS AND THIRTY-NINE POUNDS OF
TOBACCO, valued at thirty-fonr dollars, was
seized by the Marshal of the United Stales
for said district as forfeited to the use
of the United States, and the same Is libeled
and prosecuted in this court in the name
of the United States, for condemnation for
the causes in the said libel set forth, and
that said cause will stand lor trial at the court
room in the city of Richmond, on the Oth day of
April, 1674, when and where all person* are
warned to appear to show cause why condemna
tion should not be decreed, and to intervene for
mh 20—Kit U. S. Marshal.
■ — ■
TN THE DISTRICT COURT OE THE IJNI-
X TED STATES Eastern District of Virginia.
In the matter of Glliam fcDunlop, bankrupts
Eastern District of Virginia as:
Notice is hereby given that a final meeting of I lie
creditors of the said Gilliam & Dunlop, bank
rupts, for the purpose of declaring a dividend,
will be held at Richmond, at the office of W. W.
Forbes, register in bankruptcy in said district,
on Friday, the 17th day of April. 1874, 'at 10
o'clock a. m., in accordance with tho provisions
of the 27th section of the bankruptcy act, of
March 2d, 1867.
Dated at Richmond, this llth day of March,
1874. WILLIAM L. WATKINS,
mh 25— W3w Assignee