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*" tun the Carrier weekly, l'no* for maiiißC.
r* *"■.. or fjAi i.ir six mouths, in advance.
" riiK «.>MI-WKKICI.Y niSPATCHisiBBBOd
* v raesdar Prates at «*«!, ia advance.
•vSIVnP WEEKLY MSI'ATOH ui**ned*v*rj
J9t« sad tailed to*sl****riiyers*t.H personam.
CANDIDATES FOR OFFICII
■~ "r«i"junk v. tayLor. k*q.-
BT •day n«»a Km iAs tli* time is arerosobing
<i*n. f Henn.'.ytn ivleet a suitaW* aer
'" .*li th* eiaes <>f SHERiPP. and beina sstis
»"*;") ,„. „iir u*n« aosansMnnea with »<>n. I hit
, ''" "J.m .a* ined l.y dmehsrae lite dnti*-« <*f the of*
" '' ... tb* »ii!**crih*r«. respecttu'l* rrquesl you
''' .m toaraaU » candidstp for the sa.uol
H ~wm nur support in the ensuma elee
t°"', . i Terrell. Joseph Bornsrrl,
:\ v ,'- .Ufa*, 11-.njam.ri Walton.
l* il I *ir« 0.0. H,..l.ew«ter.
& t Wade. fnea jt Meatagae,
v ii'.te.n. !<. A. M >'.<*».
•„ ;,'. i ,w.,,n. P»B*ea r. ram,
Vi i; i■ ,',a;*V. B«d*na B f.-nl.
4Vn v H.M.iit. fh. in« M-.l*c!rl.
A i Iman Chares 0. I'sleske,
',V,,'V 11".?;.. HenryVir..,,,!,.
f£\+r* •-■ Waltoa, gee. Tinjberlake,
f. ,- Talrsferm, R. r. r.
', . \, ,wo erie, o.mei >. Melton,
.. , '■ ,',-.Tiu, John IVikir.s.
p Hatterf. S h S r T?" V,, **'- R '
v , .• Btrfrorth, Sr„ B. C. Cram*.
f ford, la.ll-ts
m-e s TOMISHK<i. \. J. TIRKF.I.I.,
X *~"v.V c TALiAPBBBO rvnoAtL
' '~%-.,.•» in »onr request unr! in accord
...,. ;. tßßtl. R ilierel.T BBBOnBO*
. , ,:.'„ : .ir ir RHEXIM OF II I- Mil
\ ! ', . aad respeetfulls «"'v" l! !' v "'''
, t.**na ia v,v rext. for ttetoOoe.
. ..,11 i ,di*ehar»etl»*fftiti*eeftAe ol
Rf,i "i:- i ,NOTAVI.OR :
thf «.nmin.\i>TV OP unn
aWfP PICO ."(>■ Nrr i berehj nnno.^ev
. . | »car*did*»*fortb**le.v*.fw*. Should it
, ,sM»re of th* w«ra to sleol bw. ikaU
,; f ..,.' ,rst*fsl. »nd nillnes *™n rxe . rt "" ;"
. thedut.es tkeieof fiarthfßlW and Hnsar
US I I i*» " :l ! -!A^-" ;5 »J At*-- 1
- Till VOTIRS tlf Hl>lll*
V- i'"VNTY.- 1U IB* Bdeieß of B»»
. >B.and ißßCcordaawnithmvowannrteß, |
~ ~,„-.• myself n caßdidai* for to* wbos oi
*HKH FP OF BENRICO COl MTY.snd Bolieit
suttrare* at the Stat* election ib M*j neat.
a-a .nyr.-mt*.* f.r the laithful Berfurroarice o
UMorthsofnos, I refer ♦oatoalinbeßßOß
,n«i fur tne manner ia which rJ«*«*daU**li*r*bß*B
, srformed rtunn lb* P-i-t thre*J**r* that I li.'tve
Mtedasdeputi forth* pr***Bt Ph*riK
Kpsds tfuUj.iour fellow -,t:/**n.
Jf4? r. l,r.' ' " UKO. li.I'IKASANTS.
■v. Ist. Mleboln* Saloon,
Maixsv . aaan Excnaveaßan.
■r, P s' Nicholas Saloon, second to bo other c*
• -~' - mient in th* State, i» eonataatli mpplied
v ' h the OtkOK sst
KRKNCH AM) AMERICAN CANDIFR.
PRITTB. NUTS. etc.
, | s sold br WHOLESALE or AKTAIL
• m ..,.• sstnUvHory tsrms,
■■< NTRY M^RCHANTBarelnvltedtoexs•lß•
l• ir.e aad *cii selected stock, which is b.
■ . eoßstaatlj add** to, i*iore parchasiag cUe
lilies and f'iriii.ics supplied with CAKES.
,i;. ,\ > -'- ,d KU IKS. of ever) deceriptiua.
. »TKR? and COFFEE. GAME and "th-r
RKr X SHMENTS served ia th* best style, in the
vi, oa, and at the shortest notii *.
I ia A. ANTONI.
IV t <;rand Virginia Discovery 9oHM
■ . months sißoe, our excellent townsman
fi.raTALi K/:k .'.. informed vh # that iie has
I - i; i i re-'.-er with which lie wan ex
. tint« on bisownbsad, whoac top eras oa
t-, b* I. Wr «*» n.iii two days since, and oi
I .■,**> bald four month* since a fine crops
bsir bu sp'tif- iip»!th a vnaomu* growth. t«
'. r --. need i* Mr, Kzsx iKi, of the '•fficacv c.f bia dis
that :ic ha* aamedit "THE INFALLIBLI!
.. .\ ... HAIR 11 K.--TORKR." Mr. E.u
h•. ■, i ■•.! aa exte i»iv* manufaetnreol an
,•; s which is dc*tia*d to arevnes* aaxien* ia
.. tooui '••'•'' psted friends.—Asm Rickmouo
i . ■ , Oec.Uth, UH.
I .. •-.: i uus .rt • • car: now !v? had of tb» pnn
<j. I in. -'.- Tho*e psrsonswho desire a ftm
.. id f hair, hay* oalj to use the restorer accord
tad direction* oa ttte bottle. Those who
. ... ~;■•;» of it* efßcacy.can have thorn r«
•.; d ashort lime.hv iisin,- the VIRGINIA
, R RtSTOREfi INFALLIBLE, pronag thai
• . . ■ .- • is i in -.1 to In*.
~ , . 'J . .-»\;edi*i»it lor .inters, 89 Main st.
RieaMcnro, Nov. n, use.
'.*. PZRKIEL, tak* oath oa the Hoij BiMc
tb»t • bald for tic rust 12 rear* sac
. real red i< i hair Im using EZEKIEL'B VIK
liIMA HAl* RESTORER.
This dar swore to before BBB.br Vnri'.i' t-.ze
fcrel Jos. Mato,
lit—in Mayor ol Ku-inuuid.
rvTlie «Vf:it Virginia R.-inecly, is ml no
Icnarjc.-PETERS' INFALLIBLE REMEDY
[OB ■■ iViKi'H'KA. AND ALL SECRET DLB
BASRA—This crest American renaoc;, eontaia
Mercurial tn Bahnunic properties, excel*
■aerrtli -.-• heretoforeone red th* public, in its ou
re restorative, aad renovating Baiters: and
tn* Medical wortdsre astoaisbed when told that
ti - above reeaed) Will cure the above *iiseases. and
coal rjdei vhen tnev have acutar doiaonstrs
I imoJ th* (seta. But tiie proprietor, who ha*
kaoVßof la* r-*rn<*dy f.»r twenty-odd \ears. hat
Btuvaof aeaa* of twenty years to lie
nstnred to porfbot health, and bII other cases of
• rter duration tot* restored, without a siagla
. ai •!•:.ob, and therefore eaaUenccc, any saae ol
Conorrhcr-a which th* remedy will notour*, pro
nned th* direction* are carried out with prudence
oath sart ol I H patient; and any one [;iircliß3ins,
hatfaaossß bottles,sadnsmg sccordinxlr,in bu
m fear i te.h*fraaranteesa perfect cure; and ie
c»«(> of bularc, wij] furiiiMi additional medicine.
BMofefcarsa.to complete tan cure, through lit*
Useta; aad ■ ear* will be eslected without incon
vetirtice to tiie nntient. Hold l.jr
AI PI K.SoN fc DUFUY, Druemsts,
Agents for tne city of Kichmond,
s*i-*hV* No. Sail. Broad street.
;;v_ It it -* ruiiiiiion observation tbnt there
sraiurtte *„ri .rers lrom debility Bfßong Americans
trmtifi; (»• imind nnionp any other civilized na
i b I he rsaaoa t* obvious. W* take tan little
tiere. le, tad forget the wants ol the hods in the
»!«"'!:. pursuit*of taiiimenu, in all such c*a*es.
■' .-• medioincß eaa do little good. What is rc
c r sj -.ust such a tonic and invumatoraa Or.J.
Bsttttter has given to ihe world, in InsCKI.K
BRAT! ii -HITTKUS." The weak and nervous
Bnßa ni the Bnaatiag house, the exhausted toiler
n ■ ■hop board, aad the prußtrated student ol
»*•« dn in lame, have tonne a wonderful resoa-
Matoi i. i,ie "Bin BBS," and pmler it to more
sreMntuMM, bat ice* cfSeneiooß medicines. Hut it
' Beit bs lor.ottßii that the a-'ent which is so
' ■■ ■ a on influence upon a (rame win h is
!:.'■(•;. debditatsd i« eiiuaii. powei ful ib ans;RtmK
■star*tneipel ihe most terrible fonusofdasssne,
*v ■ But iriv.. ii a trial :
BoM I.; .! mi iinists and dealers everywhere.
._ ac _
"vlio United sMtvinga Bank, Henric*.
;-•<■ rsa ilefMisits. up..ii which interest is paid at
• ; I per oen:. per annum upon all sums rs
iiaißißgsix months, or longer, and S per oout mr
tssaa for a shorter period Office N<>. 13 Msib
nstat, jno NETTLES. President.
THUS L. D vTALFOin.Sec'y.
*i2-3ni JAMEI L. i'OßTEK.Trea'r.
*K. >otue.--T'i the sle.k. afflicted and nurnsr
joi lamilies whohavc hereto!, -c used l)r J. 8.
"^.« MEDICINES, alwnsß with the most un
••'':- happ* ictuits, tiiat sitne unprincipled
F«'«>ii« have circulated an imitation. The lioctor
ushssa ■ ■■iiiffilert be shaagO the wrapper, which
•»i aia without xn» figures, and ha* written si-na
iu'f ii. over the cor* of every bottle of the genuin*
r»*a, • i thai the public can aitain ol.Uin
■ •• ■■:...-dies wiik ti have suited their wants aud
","[■"} '■ 811 »'.He.-.n..5.
BB . 8. ROaß.ji OOUOB SYRVP, for eourhs
,- a '«*M*s..f th* lane* is toe standard reiuedv.
j t.e I *, N ci RER for paint rheamat<am. cbolic,
Klf-'S'i r l . nHm *' a- d fne DVBPEPTIC COM
1' ' lot d;spepaia and liver eotnplainta.
•'« u» ii ii-. ists |*n*rallf and l.v
„ fARNER !.. WARING, '07 Hroadst .
!*■""*> Richmond, Va.
flkJ"etiee.»l!avia* purchased the interest ol
n/,. i .* , *Partß*r i Mr. Powell, 1 shall continue the
■018E PAINTIHa and OLAZLNO BUSINESS
'',?. '■» hraaab**, as heretofore.
arasSkit »**? tn * ;he ***TOB*ge ao libarallv ex
,'„'.: ' " In* late firm. I solicit a continuance ol
■EL*}** ' ■* old stand, owrnsr of Bank and Ifth
\l\', . ROBERT tiARTiIRIGHT.
JJkKldney and Bladder templaint*—the
B'aTdrf* r m ?** 'n-portant discovery for Kidney,
rkoto 'SffiPla'ats. I nnarv Obstruction*, Leucor
■w or whit**, Saxaal 'Weaknesses. Ph>sit*al
Kot\*i"J'u,"-'' r!*>J! l J «-f either sex, i* HARTB
-l'i, 8H! cul OOUPOUND.
>'»■:' »whe ha-.« been unable to walk, have boob
,*'"';,*;•'' bj th s powerful COMPOUND. It is
worn in a.Cb*Bii*t, BIUi ~ jroiiounced by rnodi
rJl'.'uV''-'"; '°9. *''"• il,tve I'e l * it. to be the heat
tl ai. V,M f° u « v; " *•* nwrtd. U-*'** bottles
M i> • . b &HfSr* d '•• nt »- A Iresh supply rust rs
ku > v , ' '■UMt fc WINSTON. Draggiat*.
J * U 12 "' Mamitreet. Richmond.
|A*J*Jfl»lßi the most annoying and
»i'i.**».i •*' et *OB known u» aue.ietj - enu n«*v*r
BITT vi ".'" "•"• ulu » ol BARER'B PR E.VI II'M
tSi., ,' -• '''' *hey la» bold upon the liver, stir up
Md vi tVi *S*f"- u,e blood.»trengtli*B lb* stomach.
*» Bswa?2 i 1 J" 11 -"'* ** nd lavuoratc the jpwd
•4 a» 2. '.' u " lt * oompletc revolution is ftWect
»t ~-r "* ..'• 'mar man, and all impurities are
tue»e w ,! ,pell,u - Those who curler should as*
&r,ii swZIV * h '> f ; u s'*'* t * "> th* city of Richmond
, "'JS ere!^:",, ,H i r; Order* prompt!)-filled
K . RAKER, proprietor, Richmond,
e*nV, C . rm, l of Alr »» nnd'Portrnlt* worth en.
► •«/, «. ' d ke «l"Bit. »r« th* HHOIOHRAPBB «l
iW-t. I ,n '"' MB water colore, *xecuted ar the
"ism's" *" d F "'« Art Uallery of ti. W. MIN
4a.hr.>. *'" » tf «*t Bmall DaKunrrcotvpes and
•■'•« «W t "'" ed *"d enlarged to llfe-*!SR. if de
» ".i»i . c "," fe ' l ln oil c.»lor«, water color*, or
». i ,rli; i l T<i , i H o <~' ,,..A 1» °' AMRROTVPER naJ
executed iv the highe.v
: :- X:r - Market Place. Fraakltn ntreet
VOL XVIL—NO. :_. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1860. PRICE ONE CENT.
TUESDAY MORN INO EEU. 7, ISOO.
Th* Trial of Stevens, one of th* Harstr't
Ferry lnvnd*ra>»lll* »onvlctlon.-.Oov.
Lrtrher at t karlestewn. Ac., Ac.
A letter from Ch.irleaiowr., Vs., dated Sat
urday, jives ihe annexed sketc.. of the close
of Steveus' trial, his conviction, and other
The Court opened this morning at 10 o'clock,
when, alter some ummporiaiit business, the
trial of Sievens was proceeded with. Owing
to tb* severity of 'be weather there was but n
small attendance of speeiators.
Mr Smnll, one of ilie wimesses for the State,
testified that Steven*, amongst other thing*,
aaul the Virginian* were a act ol thieves and
rontern. , .
Mr Bennett interrupted the witness, and
said that he ■ant confine himself to the case
under coiiMiieiatiou, and remarked that the
lan were men of a* good sense as the witusss,
an.iiiid nol wish to bear such testimony.
The ißierr.ipii.iii of Mr. Sennott caused a
nood deal of dissatisfaction in tbe court. Tbe
witness again proc,»«*iled, but was soon inter
rupted ngain by Mr. Sennott, who objected to
the receiving ol the testimony of the witness.
An earning scene bere occuired between the
Witness aud Mr.Seunott,and tti* Judge had to
call witness to order.
i Mr Sennott declared if the declarations of
' the witness \v. re received, he would make no
lurther attempt to In torture in the case.
Mr. liuiitersaidif tbe counsel lor ihe defence
refu-'ed to make an effort lor the prisoner, it
w mill he proper to appoint counsel loconduct
the defence. , ...
Mr Sennott stated that he was employed by
Ike prisoner nnd not by the court, ami ac would
not withdraw at the dictation of .he count-el
for the <-Jimnonweath.
The affair was quieted and the witness pro-
Tlie 'Commonwealth concluded the cose at
ll>, o'clock when Uaecoanßßl for the delence
introduced us witnesses, Sherill Oampnelj and
J W Gallagher, the jailors, testifying to Ste-
Teas' good character w hilsl uuder their charge.
I'tiev nev.r heard au ontk from him aud were
uleased witn his general deportment.
The Oonunonwealtn bere made a proposi
tion to submit the ease without argument, but
the otter was decline* by the deleuce, who
wished to b.' beard for lus client.
Mr Harding made the opening argument,
(hough he remarked that he scarcely deemed
it necessary 10 argue the case. His speech,
indeed, was rather political than otherwise,
and the amotion Ol the dissolution of the
I'liion claimed more attention from Mr. Hard
ion than the prisoner at the bar. He de
nounced, us a falsehood and libel, the asser
tion of Capt. Brown, lhat he was to receive
aid from the laboring classes at Harper's
ferry. He claimed (hat they were true to the
Constitution and to the State, and releired to
their action in putting down the invaders of
AHeran eloquent reference to tbe American
fiat. Mr. Harding concluded With an earnest
appeal to the jury to vindicate the law by their
■~.,,net. lie catted tne prisoner :i blood-thirsty
villain and wretch, charging that he was worse
man Brown. He concluded at PJ o'clock,hav
ing occupied about onehoiir in the delivery of
Mr. Sennott, for the defence, made nn able
andeluqueut s|H*ech fur the prisoner, going
lino a detailed narrative of the rise and pro
gress of the Republican party, and closing
with an earnest appeal io the jury to spare the
lite of the prisoner. •> o
Mr. Hunter theti arose Trh the part of the
Common wealth, find fur more than an hour
enchained the attention of the Court in one ol
the moat powerful arguments ever delivered
in tht-Couit-room. He look upevery position
of ibe counsel for the defence, and replied to
itu'iu with telling effeci. He said he had no
confidence in the Union meetings in the North,
and said he thougnt that the invasion had
been a bt-uelii to ihe South, as it had shown
ihein the position iv which they were placed.
He referred to Mr. Hickman's boast of
eighteen millions of freemen in the North, and
declared that theSootfa was prepared lor any
emrrgeiicy. lie concluded hi.- argument ai lo
o'clock, aud alter some time spent in drawing
ap insiriiciioiis by the counsel, the case was
submitted to the jury at -1 o'clock, who imme
diately retired, and aiier au absence of fifteen
miiiuie«, returned with a verdict of guilty
■gainst the prisoner on all the count* charged
iv the indictment. The prisouer received tbe
verdict of the jury with the most perfect in
difference, and smiled at the announcement.
The course ol Mr. Bennett in relusuig to
cross-q'iestiun the witnesses after hiscolio.iuy
with Mr. Hunter, was not generally approved,
though he was sustained by S.evens.
The Jefferson Guards and Letcher Cadets
were reviewed here yesterday by Governor
Letcher, who expressed himself as much
pleased at iheir soldierly appearance. The
Governor left this afternoon lor Kichmond. —
Whilst here he was called on by most of our
prominent citizens, who expressed themselves
much gratified with the interview.
Haaieirs case will come up ou Monday.—
He will be detended by Virginia counsel, as
Mr. "euuott will return to Boston to-morrow.
The Phmberton Mill Catasthoi'hb.—
The Jury of luquest ou the Pcmberton Mill
calamity rendered their verdict On Friday
evening. it is quite lengthy, embracing a
careful review of the lestimouy. The jury
find that, from all tbe evidence adduced belore
them, they do not believe that tbe owners ot
> ii<i mill, at tbe time of the demolition, ever
had reason to distrust its security. The jury
further lint! that the lire, origiuatia** after the
fall of the mill, was caused by the accidental
breaking of a lantern iv the hands of some
person to them unknown, and at the time ac
tually engaged in aiding, assisting and rescu
ing the sufferers then alive and beneath th*
flooring*)* of ihe mill
I'pon all ol which several findings the
jury determine and say, that the direct
cause of the lii.ll of the mill was weakness
and insufficiency of the cast-iron shoring.—
That in the thinness of the brick walls and
their manner of construction, tbe length ol
space from one support tenaother beneath the
floor timber, were additional aided
in the general demolition of the tvfnl.liiig., —
That so lar as actual defects in the cast-iron
pillars existed, the responsibility rests upon
Albert Fallot; tbe former contracting agent
and foreman ol the Eagle Iron Foundry, then
at West lloston. That upon Charles L. Kige
low, being the architect as well as the super
intendent of this structure, rests all the re
sponsibility arising from an insufficient test
of said pillars, and from any and every delect,
weakness and insecurity apparent in and
about ihe general construction of said build
ing. That ibe walls were laid under his super
vision. That tbe timbers and floorings were
in every respect constructed and located as he
originally designed. That the inner support*,
of cast-iron, previous to erection, had his ap
proval, and were by him adopted as in all
parts sdfe and eeenre. That such insjiection
as he required was given to the iron pillars,
and that any want of skill in designing any
error of judgment, in approving or adopting
any want of due care anil cautiou in properly
testing the different parts of the structure on
his pari appearing to that extent, rendered
him responsible for tbe direful catastrophe,
involving the death* of these twenty-two hu
The Inquest was held in view of the twenty
two dead bodies taken from the ruins.-
Fkok Kansas aud Utah.— Late accounts
from Kansas state that the Territorial Legis
lature has passed an act incorporating the
central Overland Califonia aud Pike's Peak
Express Company, being a reorganization ot
the Pike* Pea!; ExpressCjrapany.wiiti au in
creased capital and wider fieid of operations.
A bill abolishing slavery has been under
consideration, but no definite action lias been
takeu upon It. both branches of the Legisla
ture being principally eugaged with local le
Martin F.Conway, the Congressman elect,
under the Wyandotte Constitution, left some
days since for Washington, to appear before ibe
Senate's Harper's Ferry, Investigation Com
Judging from the late adoption of the Wy
andotte Constitution, the general belief is
that the project for eularging the boundaries
of Kansas will be voted dowu by a large ma
The news from Salt Lake Is unimportant.—
It was said that considerable uneasiuess exist
ed among the beads of the Church iv conse
queuce of the evidences that a large emigra
tion would take place from tbe Territory, iv
the spring, to Pike's Peak and Carson Valley.
Brigham Young strongly opposes such emi
Tun Tear We And the following in the
Charleston Courier of tbe 4th inst:
Major T. G-. Bacon has authorized and ut
tered a challenge f«r his flue and promising
Jonce Hooper, against any eo<tu/ in the United
ISiates, for a four mil* match for Slu.tjuo, one
fourth forfeit—ibe match to come off over tbe
Hawthorne Course, near Camden, S. C, ou the
Friday before the next regular meeting there.
It ie reported that Messrs. T. AT. W. Oocweil
will accept, and will respond with Exehmutr,
If he recover* hie fall condition in time. An
enterprising and spirited Virginian ha* wa
i prnsceda wiltlngoe** to pay a large pgjrfoturn
: te have the match transferred to the Ahhtnd
> Course. H
feTILL LATER FROM EUROPE.
ARRIVAL Oi THE tTKAMER ABIA.
The steamer Asia, with Liverpool advices
of tbe tJej ult., three days later than the ad
vices per steamer City of Baltimore and North
American, arrived at New Yook Sunday even
ing, sth Inst.
The steamer* Arago and Glasgow had ar
It is denied lhat the French Government
intend* to proceed against the Society of St.
Vincent de Paul.
Napoleon's free trade programme had h*ea
received very favorably in ihe French depart
A commercial treaty between France and
England was expected to be signed in a few
The following French diplomatic changes
M. Barrat goea from Madrid to Constanti
nople; tbe Duke deGrammont goe* from Home
to Madrid; aud the l'rince Latour Dauvergne
goes to Rome.
Il is rumored that the Pope demands the
recall of tbe French troops from Rome.
The Paris Bourse closed firmer. Rentes Wf.
*■•.English news ia uuiraportant. It is
stud that the ministerial reform measures are
r *sJ*y lor lh " meeting of Parliament.
The Sardinian ministry has not been offl
eially announced. It is said that Count Ca
vour will certainly have the Foreign Depart
ment and Count Fanti that of War.
A conspiracy in favor of the Oram] Duke la
•nut to have been discovered Iv Florence.
The position of affairs betweeu Morocco and
•pain is unchanged.
The relations between Austria and Russia
are reported as growing more intimate.
The Earl of Derby*, at the banquet given by
the Mayor of Liverpool, expressed the hope
that ihe ensuing session would witness the
adoption of a good measure of reform. He be
lieved that the conservative pariy would offer
uo factious opposition to it.
Jamea Smith, the sailor onboard the Ameri
can ship George West who stabbed the mate
of that vessel on the passage from New Or
leans, has been delivered up under tbe extra
dition treaty to the American Consul at Liver
With regard to Napoleon's free trade pro
gramme, be is represented to have *aid, in re
ply to certain observations, that the manufac
tures who exi*t solely because they nre pro
tected, have been aware of my intentions for
five years and had plenty of time to prepare
for the change. The system of prohibitions
lias hud its day aud I have uot the power to
raise ihe dead.
The London Herald* Paris correspondent
reiterates the previous statement that a por
tion of the French Imperial Guards have re
ceived iheir camping equipage, and that the
regiments quartered al Versailles are ready to
march ai a moment's notice, lor Italy, as their
A solemn reconciliation is reported to have
taken place between Cardinal Antonelli and
tbe prelates who have hitherto been opposed
The Le Nord says the Emperor of Russia is
about to espouse the cause of the Pope, but the
London Times denies it.
The Puris correspondent of the London Pos-t
telegraphs that the current rumor lhat the
Pope has demanded the evacuation oi Rome
by the French troops, is absolutely false. The
Tunes' correspondent, however, says that un
less the French Government disavows ihe fa
mous pamphlet, it will certainly be called
upon to withdraw its army.
London, Saturday moruu>g.—The produce
markets are uiiiuttuenced by ihe contemplaud
changes in the French tarilf.
Ttiß Bombay mail of December *27th has ar
rived. The Bombay journals say the rebel
force is utterly annihilated.
Tbe London Star think* that probably the
commercial treaty negotiating betweeu France
and England will be signed before the delivery
of the tiueen's speech.
Tiie lierald believes the treaty is already
signed, and will come into, immediate opera
11 was reported that the Archbishop of
Paris has resigned his seat in tbe Council of
the Empire. His resignation is expected to
give a more determined attitude to the clerical
opposition to the Emperor's anti-Papal policy.
Liverpool Cotton Makkkt.—Sales of the
We. k, 11*3,5011 bales, including 14,500 bales to
speculators and IfLSOti bales fur export. The
market opem-d with a declining tendency, bui
uuder the influence of the improvement of
trade at Manchester, and the advices from the
United States, the market became buoyaiitand
active. All quotations advanced ' s d. The
sales of Friday were estimated at Hyioo bales,
the market closing with quotations barely
maintained, though some authorities say steam
dy. The quotations are as lollows : -a^
New Orleans fair middling ti-',.: Mcv
biles fair 7\d.\ middling t% ; Upland lairTd.;
middling The stock at Liverpool is esti
mated »i ii. *j (j(, bales, including 45*j,out» bales
of American cotton.
Tne auvic.es Horn Manchester are favorable,
the market closing firm but Its* huovant.
Havre Cotton Market.—New Orleans
tres ordinaire quoted at luof.; bas loof. All
qualiiies have declined la2f.—salesof the week
Liverpool Brkadstufpb Market.—
Messrs. Richardson, Spence Jc Co. quote:
Flour is steady at (id. Wheat is
quiet at Tuesday's decline—red lis.(3d alls, lod.;
white c*s. K,d.alvs. .3d. Corn litis a declining
tendency; prices nre 3d. to Gd. lower—yellow
:ios. (Jd.aais. yd.
Liverpool Provision Market.—Beef i*
steady. Pork quiet. Bacon is steady at ISs.a
51*. lor middles Lard is steady and in more
demand; sales at ;;t>s.aoO*.
Liverpool Pppoooa Market.—Sugar is
I flnu. Coflee is steady. Rice firm—North Ca
rolina 'J3s. Gd. Rosin closed firm—common Is.
3d.ntß.gd. Spirits of Turpentine steady at
:i\3s. (id.atliis. Tea isactiveatau advance ol >^d.
London Market**. — Baring's Circular
quotes as follows : Hreudstull's are quiet and
steady. Sugar is firm. Coflee is quiet and
quotations barely maintained.
The rates of the Bank of England have ad
vanced to .'ld. Bullion in the Bank has de
creased £XghJOOQ. Consols lor money,
nnttfaSJH for ticcouut.
London, Friday evening.—The increase in
the rate of discount has had no effect on the
money market. There is every probability of
a continued efflux of bullion, and a. likelihood
of a further advance ol the rates of the Bank
Hlmaukahle Mil'Muht Ihvabiox.—A sin
gular affair look place at tbe house of Mr. E.
S. liutcbuis, Newtowu Centre, on Thursday
sight, says the liostoii Traveler. The house
is nearly surrounded by woods, at a considera
ble distance lrom any other dwelling, and is
occupied by Mr. liutehins, his wile, two chil
dren and a servant girl. At about two o'clock
A. M., Mrs. Huichius was awakened by the
steps oi some one about the house, aroused
tier husband, wbo soon ascertained lhat a man
was apparently attempting to eifect au en
trance at tbe lront part of tbe building, lie
opened a window to speak to the intruder, who
stated that he wanted to and would come in.
Mr. Hntchin* warned him off, and as the man
was obstinate, requested his wife to bring him
bis gun, which, he stated, was loaded with
balls. Tbe guv was brought and levelled, when
the htraiiger dodged behind a tree.
In oroer to intimidate him, Mr. Hutchlns
fired at the tree, wheu the man came in sight
again. He was soon after heaid attempting o
effect an entrance in ihe back part of ibe pie
mines, aud was ordered to leave by Mr. ilu 'ch
ins, who threatened to tire a second time.
Putting his hands in his pockets, the man re
plied, "fire away," when Mr. Hutchina dis
charged his piece over the headof the si ranger.
By ibis time the family were ihorougi.lv
a.ai'ineu, the room was filled with the smoke
of jpowder, the children were screaming, and
the wife was iv an agony ol apprehension.
There was another paney. w hen tbe man
said his inline was liurgin, and declared again
that he would come in. Mr. llutcliin* stud
thai be could obtain assistance, to which the
stranger replied, that he also uad a number ol
men to assist him.
He wanted Mr. Hutchins to come down,
when he would show him where had been a
large fire. Finally, after two more shots had
been fired to irigbieu oh' the man, aud the
family had been kept in a state of alarm for
several hours, the intruder departed.
A Goon Swimubk.—The Picilie Commercial
Advertiser, of a late date, published at Hono
lulu, Sandwich Island*., says:
"The schooner Margaret, from Kaula, picked
un on Friday morning last, at a distance of
some six or eight miles from Barber's Point, a
native boy by the name of Kimeoeone—a de.
serter from tbe whale ship Franklin, which
left this port the preceding day. The boy, it
seems, bad felt a Utile home-sick when be saw
ihe green mountains of Ouhu growing dim in
tbe distance, and about 8 o'clock, on Thursday
evening, he jumped overboard, and struck out
for tbe land—then about twenty miles distant.
He swam all night, aud at daylight was
within half a mile of the shore. Here, however,
be was opposed by estrone; current, and after
boffeting tbe waves for a while iv a vain en
deavor to reach tbe bench, be discovered a sail
In the distance, several miles to the leeward.
lie accordingly changed his courtc for too.ves
sel, and at i> o'clock on Friday morning wan
standing upon her deck, apparently hat little
the worse tor his fourteen hours' awtejt."
GENERAL AWBMBLY Of VIRUI.MA.
'• Mohdat, February 6th, Igno
At I*3 o'clock the Senate was called toordiu*
by Lleui Gov. Mo*TA6t'r
A communication was read from the House
of Delegates to the effect that it had passed a
Senate bill entitled au act incorporating th*
Charlottes ville Man ulecturing Company; also.
House bill to provide more efficient police reg
ulations for the watering place* in this Com
monwealth ; and also agreed to a joint resolu
tion directing the Auditor of Public Accounts
to publish in one or more of tbe newspapers
of Kichmond city delinquent collectors of the
public revenue. The Senate' agreed to the
joint resolution. The House bill was read the
usual number of t mes and referred.
Bills Reported.—The following bill was re
ported from a committee, viz: Amending and
re-enactirrg ibe 2i>th section of chapter lbl of
tbe Code of Virginia.
Covington and Onio Railroad.— Mr. SMITH
moved that tbe Senate proceed to take up tbe
bill making an appropriation of 8*2,5(10,1)00 te
tbe Covington and Ohio Railroad. Tbe aye*
and noes being called on the motion, it was
rejected—ayes Is, noes al.
Reported Ine.rpedient.— The following .idvers*
reports from committee* were received:—
Against legislation iv relation toextending the
provisions of section 7 ot chapter 124 of tbe
Code to tbe country Wcsi of the Blue Kidge
Mountains; against the expediency of amend
ing the *Jd section oi chapter 101 of tbe Code ao
as to extend its provisiona to unenclosed lands.
Petitions, fc— Thefollowiiigdoci.ments wore
presented and referred, via : By Mr. iieale, the
petitiou of Jshn S. Braxton and others, pray
ing the incorporation of a company to con
struct a wharf on the Rappahannock river in
the county of Kichmond; by Mr. Coghill, the
memorial ol Robert ML Brown, administrator
ol Elizabeth Seay. asking for the sale of Rich
ard, a slave, emancipated by the last will and
testament of said Elizabeth Seay; by Mr.
French, the petiuou ol Martha Brown, asking
that she may be enslaved by the Justices of
Giles county ; by Mr. Caldwell, the memorial
ol Wm. Shaulcy, of Hancock county, praying
l* be released from the payment of a line, wiih
a petition from IJI citizens of Hancock county
for his relief; by Mr. Brannon, the petition of
E. J. and h. O'Brien, lor compensation for tbe
less of Middlelork bridge; by Mr. Claiborne, a
petition in in the millers and merchants of
Petersburg, asking a modification of the in
Resolutions of Inquiry into Erpediency.—TUe
following resolutions were presented and re
ferred, viz: Of releasing Joseph H. Alvis, late
clerk of Mercer county, lrom a fine imposed
upon him by the Circuit Court of Richmond
City; ol incorporating the Virginia Savings
Bank of Lynchburg; of refunding to Samuel
J. M ti 11 ins a flue el KM, imposed upon him by
the County Court of Henry; ol refunding 1011.
A. Claiborne, of Halifax, a sum of money im
properly paid by him for taxes on land.
Mills Passed. —The following bills were pass
ed by the Senate, viz: Incorporating the
Twelve Pole Railroad Turnpike and Naviga
tion Company ; fixir.g the mode of settlement
with the sheriff of Frederick county ; autho
rizing the Hardy and Winchester Turnpike
Company to change tbe location of its road
Wes» of Wardensville.
Report from the Auditor.— Th* following com
munication received from the Ist Auditor was,
ou motion of Mr. Eauly, ordered to be printed:
Rich no m>. Fell 6. ISJe. <
In answer to a resolution ol the Senate, adopted
en the 4th instant, requesting the Auditor of Pub
lic Accounts to conmiun cafe to the Senate tlif
probable condition ol tu* 1 rsasury on the Ist of
October next, takuns into account the appropria
tions made duruu the present session ol the Gen
e nl Assfinbl*.. I have the lioaor to submit the fal
lowing estimate :
in my bio> ni'.l Repcrt, I estimated that there
would b* a balance in the Treasure to the or. dit of
the Commonsrsa tn, on the let of October. 18*9, of
9214 B*3 17. Since the estimates in the Report weie
prepared, the Legislature has made th* followin*,'
To pa; >aterest en the bond* of the city
of wneelin*. guaranteed b> the State, $15,000 00
To pa* in'eri*st on this tß'eiest, sh>. - !»73 00
ToEIiAS Chenowirii, d' 3 4'U. interest
for four reaia *i>lS, making - 4,21.5 BB
To Jena Morris 66 66
To John A. Gusetnan. - 8 ys
To the Triiis Alleghany Lunntie Asy
lum. tIfJCOO, of whi<*h there will be
parable Wi'htn the present fiscal year, 60 CO (0
To H.Fulton. ------ aviOo
To tne Richmond Lisht. Infantry Blues, 1 7 17
To Andrew Hunter, ----- 1,000 OS
To .1. Davis Da>, ussu-nuee ol E. .!.
O'Brien, 6*6 72
To the Civil Contingent fund, - - - 25 .Onion
T » M. P. Todd, ------ 27 Si*
ToB. T. Cliian, 115 te
To the Western Lunit'c Asjlum, - - 13.000 UO
To the Institute It the Pea*", Dumb and
the Blind, additional annuit* So WO,
(or erection oi shops, etc.. 67.nja, - 12,000 00
T<> pay expenses of ilio mill tar) sent to
Harper's Kerry and Charlestown by
the Kxecuhve. which will not likely
exceed $125,000, hut, to *c on the safe
till-. I hcive adopted the Legislative
estiin te, - - - - - -15*00000
To pa] interest o:i the bonds to bo issued
to purchase and manufacture arms,
and for the Armory. mipoainis that the
entire auioun' will be issued and held
by the i*riinirv. if nut sold, s j on
£51*0 000. from Ist April to Ist July, ]$.;n, 7,600 00
To pa) interest cut so much of the pub
lic debt authorised by former Legisla
tures, specified in tue Second Audit
or's Repoiti pat* 27; aa have been and
may he funded, and on which interest
will lie payable the Ist Jnlj next. The
who.c amount which may be funded
is $2 :V.7 Kl7; of ihi* it is supposed
that 3700 000 will be funded atirre.-u-
Wr periods, prior to the Ist day of July
next, so that the whole amount fund
ed will liear upon an arena* two par
cent, interest, pa) able on that day, - 14.000 CO
Amounting in the aggregate to - -9294 552 8V
Deduct estimated an ount in the Trsasu
r) the Ist of October, l!* 40, - - 214 843 17
Deficit, ------ &M 7 L io 72
Beiro; restricted by the terms of the resolution to
appropriations already made.! have Betfelt author
ized to anticipate even probable legislation, *uch
as the conversioa of the Boating debt of 9131 36* .9
cents due the Literary Fund into permanent asbt,
and thereby add so much to ih.> present resources
of the tieastuv ; nor to anticipate further charge
on account of died appropriations Hut it is fair
to consider the probabie pa? ment into the treasury
of arrearage not heretofore est'mated lor.due from
the Virginia and Tennesaeu Railroad, which, by
their repsrt assurances are given of their inten
tion ami ability t* pay during the present fiscal
l'ne amount to be paid from thia
sour.-c is S14 ( 5„111 01
Deficit broughtdown - - - 1978P71
Surplus Ist Oct ,1360 - - - atjrj.iiul 29
The expenses at charleat.iwn are continuing mid
it is impossible to know whether the maximum es
timated lo the Legislature will he near the actaal
result or not. As all such estimates are purely con
jectural, and as I have no superior means of know
ing, bejond that posaesse.i by the Senate. 1 leave
that body tod raw their own conclusions and reform
ihe foregoing accounts accordingly.
I am. very respectfully.
Your most ob't servant.
J M BENNETT,
Auditor of Public Accounts.
To R. L. Montague. Esq.,
Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Senate Business. —A large number of bill*
were perfected, so ltir as reading, engrossing,
Ac, ia concerned. The bill "to provide lor
hiring out, binding as apprentice*, and en
slaving certain tiee negroes," was amended
and laid on the table.
Mills Returned.— Pursuant to a request of the
House of Delegates, the bill to prohibit rail
road agents lrom charging moie than regular
transportation rates on railroad freights was
returned to it through Mr. Wickiia.v.
On motion of Mr. Ltmch, the Senate ad
HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
iilo.MiAV, February (i.
The House met at ii o'clock. Prayer by
Rev. Mr. Jxteu, of the Baptist Church.
The bill passed by tbe House, prohibiting
railroad agents from taking other fees than.
tor the transportation of Ireight, ami prohib
iting railroads from charging pre-paywent on
freight, was returned to the Senate. 111 answer
to a resolution offered by Mr. Baubouu aud
adopted by tbe House.
Bills Reported.— Amending an act providing
lor the employment of negro convict* ou ihe
Adverse Reports were received to the petition
of Wm. F. Peterson ; to the petiflnar-of W. D.
Farnsworih; to the petition of Duff Green,
for tbe incorporation of a fiscal agency lor the
State ot Virginia; 10 a resolution to inquire
into the expediency of reducing the taxes
$\>l;ii,<Jtni for tiie next two succeeding years ; 10
allowing sheriffs until the l*i ol May to pay
iaio ibe treasury the last quarter of ihe reve
nue ; to changing the time of tbe meeting of
tbe General Assembly ; to extending iheiime
ot payment of tbe revenue into tne public
treasury; to the petitiou of Wm. S. Martin,
sheriff of Lee county.
Reconsidered.—A bill for the compensation of
John S. Rady was passed by 105 to 16 but tbe
vote was afterwards reconsidered aad the bill
laid on the table.
Mills Passed.— Senate bill establishing an
Inspection ot Tobacco at Neale'e Wnrehouse,
in Danville: paying $IUS to Stephen Chum, for
supplies furnished to Capt. Fairfax's company
before beiug mustered into the U. S. Army
during the Mexican war, changing tbe time of
holding: the Courts ia tbe 15th Judicial Cir
cuit; changing the time of holding the Courts
in the Uth J uuicial Circuit, cbanging the time
of holding the Courts in Wythe county.
The State Tinanets —Mr. Hi huell offered a
resolution requesting the Auditor to aiate the
probable amount which will be la the treasu
ry October lat, 186b, aad how much the public
debt may be Increased without an increase of
taxes. It was; sof emended as to request the
aaaaenaVer to state what amount will bate*
ceived troai the Virginia aad Tennessee and
Sou th-Sid* Bslh-oads, and ether eonrce*. I
11 r. CsfAjmair, on this resolution, mad* n
■peach on the finance* of the State, searching
uud statistical ia its character, aad shewing
that they are in a condition favorable for the
prosecution of internal improvements. Mr.
Am-kioox followed on the name side.
Mr. llorraan offered to amend, bo as to
inquire what part of said amount to be in tbe
treasury would he from a permanent, and
what part from a temporary source of reve
The resolution was then adopted as amend
On motion, tbe House adjourned.
Affairs ia Mexico.
The N. O. Picayune, of the 3oth nit., gives
the following summary of recent events in
Mexico, heretofore briefly noticed by telegraph:
The U. S. steam aluop-of-war Brooklyn,
Capt. Farragut. from Vera Crux Ibe '.itth In
stant, arrived off the Pass at an early hour
yesterday morning, on her way to Pensacola
for coal and previsions.
On board of her came passenger the Hon.
Robert M. McLane, United Slates Minister to
Mexico, who left tbe Brooklyn at tbe Pass,
and came up to tbe city last evening on ihe
Mr. McLane will remain in thiscily till Sat
urday next, when he will return direct to Vern
Cruz with the Brooklyn, which will call oil'
lor him on her return lrom Pensacola.
The Brooklyn brought up important dis
patches for the Department at Washington,
aud will take back dispatches iv reply.
Mr. McLane is in most excellent health, as
also all the other members ot the Legation.
At Vera Cruz, when the Brooklyn left, all
was quiet, nl though there was still considera
ble apprehension lelt in consequence of Mira
mi nr» tiireateued expedition to the sea coast.
Detachments of seaman aud marines from
the Brooklyn and Saratoga have beeu sta
tioned atTampicoand Minatitlau, for the pro
tection of our Consulates and citizens. The
Saratoga remains at Vera Cruz, and the Sa
vannah was daily looked for.
11. B. M. steamer Valorous, and a French
and Spauiah brig-of-war were at Sacriflcios.—
Vera Cruz, us well as New Orleans, Keenly
leels ihe withdrawal of the Tennessee,in stop
page of mails and business operations. "Sure
ly,' says a correspondent, "something should
be doneat once, by ihe Postmaster General,
lor this necessary mail line."
The latest dates lrom the city of Mexico, by
the Brooklyn,are io ibe liuh inst.
Miramoi'i was in the city, preparing an ex
pedition against Oen. Carvajal*wh» occupied
Tlaxcala with SUA m eu. Earnest appeals
were being made to the clergy and bankers to
furnish funds for an expedition against Vera
Cruz; but it was considered doubtlul whether
tbey would respond.
The expedition is generally suspected to be a
ruse io raise money alone, and even should he
do anything, it will amount to nothing more
than to come down as laras Pueblaand Jala
pa, to strengthen his forces at those places.—
This would have the appearance of a legiti
mately planned operatiou against Vera Cruz:
aud he may theu attempt to buy over tbe de
fenders ol the "heroic city."
At last accounts he was to leave Mexico on
or about the 2?th inst., and so if he comes at
all, he may be looked for some time in March.
Ol course all sorts of absurd rumors are fly
Miramon had the second time protested
against the treaty recently concluded with Mr.
McLane, in a proclamation addressed to the
The British Charge d Affaires had presented
an ultimatum lrom his Government to Mira
mon, demanding indemnities.
The Miramou party bad failed in all at
tempts to get possession of a seaport on tbe
Pacific, and had been driven out of Colima,
and back lo Guadalajara and Guanajuato.—
Gen. Cubos was still in Oajaca, but was fall
ing back on the raaiu road to Puebla.
From Tampico and the North the Brooklyn
brings the latest dales, but nothing of interest.
All was quiet.
TUB BATTLE OF COLIMA.
The Brooklyn ui=o brings to us full particu
las of the late engagement at Coliina. From
these It appears thai Miramon, marching from
Guadalajara, made his appearance at the Bar
rancos del Bel tram, twenty miies from Coli
ma, on the Cist ult.
These burrancas or gulcuea were defended
by tbe liberal army, numbering T.OU', under
Geueials Kocha, R.jas and Oguzon, with live
howitzers under command ol Col. ilaile, an
American. The barrancas cover a Inrge space,
and the defences necessitated a general distri
bution of the forces. Miramon attacked at the
weakest point, and the artillery was moved to
meet the same. The battle commenced at 8W
A.M., and lusted until SV P.M., when Ri.ja»
and Haiie, finding that liocha and Ogazon did
not come io iheir relief, retreated towards Co
A running fight ensued, and Miramon en
tered Colima on Chrismas eve, the 24th. The
loss of life was estimated st 900: Liberals, (Kio:
Conservatives, 300, with .t,<n;o prisoners. Haile
escaped. Miramon then took possession of
Man/anillo, tne port of Colima, and seized two
vessels, the Gen. Vega, and La tsuerte.
After a feint against Mazatlan, he returned
direct to the capital.
It is stated that Gen. Alvarez Is following
him up with some 5,000 Plato*, with the inten
tion ol attacking him iv the city of Mexico.
Death ok a Clbrcjymait.—The Rev. Cran
more Wallace, of the Protestant Episcopal
Church, died in Charleston, S. C, on Friday
morning last. The Courier proem a »ketcli of
his career by saying:
The next Diocesan Convention will mis* a
form that has been occupying the chair at the
writers desk ai every session lor about twen
ty years. Tbe departed minister was emi
nently qualified for the post of Secretary, and
he filled its arduous duties with universal ac
Horn at Atvrorth, New Hampshire, on the
•27th of February, rBO2, Mr. Wallace taught
school in Boston several years, and removing
10 South Carolina took charge ot a school In
Cheraw. Alter spending ten years in that
place he removed to this ciy, and was ap
pointed principal of the South Carolina
School. He was ordained Deacon by the Rt.
Rev. Nathaniel Boweu in 1,-yG, and the year
io!lowing be was ordained Pne»t by the same
prelate. He was successively Rector of St.
James" Church, James Island, Missionary in
tbe upper section of this State, and Rector of
St. John's, Berkley.
Mr. Wallace's last illness extended through
three weeks, and was accompanied with much
suffering. Bui the pain did not disturb his
serene peace or impair the liveliness ol" his
faith. God, whom he had served night and
day, with heart and head, aiidohaitd, made
bim strong to suffer, and be endured, sus
tained and soothed by the abiding presence of
Him who is mighty to help. And the stricken
Saint wanted not for kindly ministrations,
tender sympathy and fervent prajers.
1 Is that c deathbed whet* the Christian lies.'
\te. out not mis—'tis A'carA himstll there dies."
yesterday lhat a man named Peter Damon,
alias Doamouih, had been arrested, charged
with shooting A. B. Kyle, at the election polls
In Baltimore, in November last. The Balti
more American, of Monday, say -:
Tbe prisoner still remains in jail, and it is
probable that his case will be presented to the
Grand Jury this morning. At the time ol his
arrest he evidenced much alarm, but proceeded
quietly with the officers. The proof which
will be adduced againsthim is, we understand,
of a very strong character going to show that
he tired the fatal shot. We understand that
one of the officers who aided iv u»e arrest of
tbe prisoner has already received censure from
certain parties, and has received warnings
which will induce him to be 011 the alert for
his own safety.
Hon. Joel Jonk*—This gentleman, an ex-
Mayor of Philadelphia, who died ou the 3d
instant, was born October 'Jjth, 17U3, in Con
necticut. Bis education was received at Yale
College, where be gradu.iud with honor, and
soon began the practice of law at Easton,
Pennsylvania. He was engaged for several
years, under appointment of the Governor, iv
revising tbe statutes of Pennsylvania. He be
came Judge of the District Court of Philadel
phia by appointment.!! Gov. Wolf, and after
waros President Judge of the same Court-
He resigned his seat on the bencn to accept
the Presidency oi Girard College. He was
the first President of that famous institution,
and held the office four rears. In IB4l> he was
elected Mayor of Philadelphia,and served on*
term in that capacity, resuming at its close tbe
practice of law. which he continued until
death released him from bis labors.
Suicidk.—The Wilmington (Del.)Coinmoa
wealtb learns that a sad case of suicide occur
red in Mill Creek Hundred, on Sunday week.
A mnn named Washington Whitman, who nad
been drinking lor a long time, swallowed
about two ounces of laudanum, from the ef
fect* of which be suoa died. It appears that
Whitman some years since came in possession
of a form by tbe death of his father which he
sold for about KKui, and with a portion of tbe
money be purchased a brick store-house, at
Milford Corner, about which time he com
ntenced to drink: and without attempting 10
do any thing or improve his property, continu
ed to drink until b* bad wanted bis substance*,
had Anally, ia a fit of despair, ended hi* mis
arable life no above stated. Hs l«av*e a wife
and tour small children to mourn hi* nnhauuv
tad-tad buffet tbe wave* of a hardhearted
Distressing Attidtnt—Young Lady Burned to
.Death.—A truly distressing aad heartrending
accident—on* that has cast a sad gloom ever a
large circle of friends, and brought deep
mounting to the family and its relatives—oc
curred la Hanover county oa Saturday last,
at the residence of London C. Berkeley. Esq.
Miss BKTTin C. BxaKBLKT, aged eighteen
years, while In her mother's chamber engaged
in her ordinary morning vocations, accident
ally passed near enough to the fire for her
skirts to ignite, and quick as thought she wan
enveloped in n sheet of flame*. Mr*. Berkeley
eeized a blanket and endeavored to smother
the flames: but no help being nt hand, she
failed to check tbe devouring element until
her lovely daughter, just budding into woman,
and who bnt a moment before wa* all life aud
cheerfulness, was completely roasted alive.—
Miss 8., we understand, survived her iajnrles
but n short time, de th relieving her of tbe
fbrtures of her aad condition. • The lose of one
so young, so amiable, and ao much beloved, is
indeed a sad affliction for tbe heart-broken
parents, wbo can only hope for consolation
from Him wbo gave and who hath taken
Important Decision — Richmond, Fredericks
burg and Potomac Railroad against the Virginia
Central Railroad— The Court of Appeals have
at length decided the controversy between the
above railroad companies, and in favor of the
Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad Com
pany. That our readers may understand the
history of the litigation, which haa been pend
ing for years, we will endeavor to give au
By tbe charter of the Richmond and Frede
ricksburg Railroad, that company was grant
ed the exclusive right to all through travel
and freight between Kichmond aud Wash
ington for the period of twenty-seven years.
Some years after, the Louisa Railroad (now
the Central,) was chartered to tbe Junc
tion in Hanover, from which point its freight
aud travel was brought to and from Kichmond
on the Fredericksburg Road. After that, tbe
Legislature granted a charter to the Louisa
Road to exteud it* line east to Kichmond and
west to Covington. When the Central Road
was completed to Gordcnsville, that company
formed a connection with the Orange and Al
exandria Road, and thus virtually established
a through line to Washington, though it only
gave tickets to Gordotisville.
Against this the Richmond and Fredericks
burg Company applied to Judge Meredith for
an injunction, to prohibit the Central Road
lrom carrying 'through travel," alleging as a
reason that their chartered rights were vio
lated by the Central Company, in thus taking
from them the business that had been guaran
teed to them by the State. Tbe motion for the
injunction was argued with great ability, after
which. Judge Meredith refused togrant it; and
from that decision an appeal was taken to the
Court of Appeals.
In tl'e decision given yesterday, 'he right of
th* Legislature to grant the guarantee, waa
recognized by the Appellate Court, who de
cided that tin! guiran tee was of the through
travel between the cities of Richmond and
Washington, and that the arrangements be
tween the Central and Orange and Alexandria
Railroad Companies fur the transportation of
through passengers comes within the inter
dict of the guarantee. The Court therefore
grant an injunction to prevent such future
violation of the rights of the Kichmond, Fred
ericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company
during the period guaranteed to them by their
In reierence to the past the court order an
account to ascertain the amount of through
travel heretofore abstracted from the Rich
mond, Fredericksburg aud Potomac Company.
They give to the Central and Orange aud Alex
andra Companies tbe benefit of ihe travel du
ring the jieriod when by obstructions produced
by ice tbe R., F. A Potomac Company were un
able to accommodate it; and they lurtber de
cide that (with that exception) all the through
travel abstracted by the Central and Orange
and Alexandria Companies prima fan.- belong
ed to the R., F. A P. Company, the
burtheu of proof rests on tbe two former com- '
pauies to show thai there are any circnm- '
stances which take such travel out of that ca
tegory. They further decide thai the amount
of damage thus ascertained is to be paid by tbe
two companies in their respective ratios; or if
not paid by both, then to be paid by either of
The damage to be recovered may probably
amount to «V£>o,Oui—more or lees.
The Democracy of Henrico County held a
meeting ai the Conrt-Hou.se yesterday, lo ap
point uelegntes to the Stete Convention to be
held in this city, on the 10th inst. The meet
ing was called t>> crder at the appointed hour,
when, on motion, John B. Yoi'Mt, Esq., was
called to the chair, and Hamel E. Gskdmik,
Esq., appointed Secretary.
On motion ot Col. Parker, a resolution was
adopted, requiring the Chairman ro appoint a
committee ol seven to prepare business for the
The Chairman thereupon appointed Messrs.
John A. Parker, Robert A. Mayo, James Ly
ons, Stapletor. Coares, Wm. A. Cocke, Jackeon
F. Childrey and N. F. Howe, the committee
The committee retired fjr consultation,and
alter a brief coulerence, reported, through
Jaujc» Lyo.sh, Eau- a *-erite of rqeolutious,
which were read aim briefly discussed. Among
the recommendations was:
To appoint the delegates from each Magiste
rial Hi»triet iv the county, to attend ihe Slate
Convention on the I'l'h inst.
Recommending to the other counties and the
city of Richmond, composing Ihe Electoral
district, to appoint delegates to n district
Convention, to select two delegates nnd two
alternates to attend the Charleston Conven
tion, to be held on the 23d of April next.
Recommending Richmond aa the place, and
the first Monday iv April as the time, lor hold
ing tliedistrict Convention.
The resolutions then review tbe aggressions
of the North—urge upon the South the im
portance of union—lavors the sending ol a
Commissioner to Charleston to cooler with
other Southern Commissioners—prefers to re
main in the Union, if the South can be guaran
teed its rights—comptiroeuts Hon. Mr. Mem
miuger, and urges the people to take their own
interests in hand, if the Legislature should
fail to represent them properly.
Mr. J. A. Sands moved to take the vote on
the Committee* report seriatim.
This motion was opposed by Messrs. Bowe
and Parker, and, being put to vote, was de
The report of the Committee was then
adopted, with but a single dissenting voice.
Mr. Courtney offered a resolution, declaring
the preference of the meeting for Ex-Go vsruor
Wise lor President.
Mr. Bowe opposed the resolution, because
he desired the delegates to the Charleston Con
vention to go there untrammelled. He was
not opposed to Mr. Wise; on the contrary,he
applauded his course in the late Harper's
Ferry raid, and believed him to be a patriot
and statesman ; bin desired the delegates to be
free to act for ihe good of the country.
Mr. Orvi* ottered a substitute, declaring a
wil!iiigiie-3 to support any good and true
Tbe question was taken on the substitute,
and it was detested—ayes 10, noes'2o.
Tbe question Uieu came up on Mr. Court
ney's resolution, and it was adopted—ayes 19,
There being no other business, on motion,
the meeting adjourned.
Solitude seems to have been stirred up on tbe
night of the id inst., by unwelcome visitors at
the house of Mary Ann Rupell. She alleges
that Patrick Woods, Edward Woods, Patrick
Hughes and John Griffiths came to her house
and demanded admission, and that ujk>u her
refuaing to open her door, they kicked It open
and gave her a drubbing, she,in tbe meantime,
fighting like n wild tat to protect her premises
from the invaders, and her face from the pow
er of their arms. Yesterday morning the ac
cused parties, save Hughe*, made tbeir ap
pearance before the May or, when Miss Knpell
recognized Pat W«oda, but could not say that
either of the others were at her door. She,
however, testified, that when th* attack was
made upon h*r, William Rnpali, her brother,
came to her assistance, and the t Miss Roper, a
neighbor, called for tbe Watchmen, aad
frightened off ibe intruders.
After this muss, William walked out to as
certain the name of the attacking parties, and
in order io do 00, stepped into Gould A Wil
son *> saloon, where he met the prisoners—
Words ensued between them, which led to
blows, and in ibe tight William used his kuife
with some effect, indicting one or more ugly
wounds on Hugh**, one or two en Edward
Wood*, and cutting Pai'a coat la a number of
Siace*. Of course he nl lege* lhat he only used
ia knife in self-deleace.
Tbe Mayor remanded the two Wood* and
Griffith* to answer aa indictment by the next
Grand Jury; but continued the charge against
Rnpeli, of subbing, until to-morrow morn,
Theatre.— The beautiful drama of the ♦• Mar- ;
?.!^^T, , '"* D< !.! b * a— "•*•* nfier-pioce enti- j
tied "Crimson Crime*," will be produced to. '
night. Tbie ia an excellent Mil,and it will he '
-ingular if th* house is not filled.
For Bailey* tonedt, to-morrow night* ex.
tensive preparations ana progr*—lag. Secure
your seats In time.
The Virginia RtabUs at th* Charleston race*,
last week, won fonr race*, aad toot three*—
Planet wen th* foor mite heat Jockey Cine—
Fanny Washington vroer a there mile hdkt
and a three mile dash Nicholas loot a two
mils and won a three mile heat, ttd Exche*
■' .'_ •*»'*■ ■<...■*--,■■■ .-,1 rifirllkf ■
sa. «.. n... '.. *.j- tTlrSlli|st'i-jl'!l%Bl
ter i* ettrneuaf atlenUott tg llsefl*«#lPae
welt ac here. The lollOwiog *»r**7li»Bß iSaa,
Mans., Fen red. show* what a Hi n-gre
ttaii& l 0 **• C, V d * *«yno, ill sWlslli of
Blß^2 P .w!!!• t, • I n« one •*'«•*> «ua»*»j*.lte
slave* that worh hers under tan* sMn*nh*n-k4iaa
worse; for the sla-ee " ,^ll-!, VZmhaumAmal
Soaia (bat w.
ho b*have* fctmaeir *i\ !lT?BBwi
Th* she*jnauufaciur. r. "irVud*■,££»T£
very at the Sooth. I
they call It here, where a asan haaTaW _»-.
eightena hours oat of »w*at,.i M
(negroes do not work more then hnWtiia
time.)and then not get half aoaeat thar IrS
one, I long to be free. 1 waat te cense tn «?tr
gin la, where 1 hope to he free, wtor-TabW
maker can earn his living wtthamt nrasenTs
day aad night. weßenn«
"Mr. Editor, if there hi a chance for ma to
come there to worh, I nm ready to lease La/aa
and come to Richmond, or any ether Mac*
where I can get worh.
••I am a good shoemaker, and can make any
kind or ladies' boots, aud hare had some as'
perience ia manefactnrlag lodh»*» w-cew. If
you will iaform me whether lean «*tmork
in making ladies' boots, or cot ting oat, yon
will oblige me very much. Pleaie let ar*e
know as soon ns yon can.
'[Signed] aNoßTaean Wnnaun. H
we shall certainly make au effort waste
glace for tbe oppressed white, man, aad let
im hear from ns very *oon.
House-Breaker Caught —Yesterday morning,
a negro fellow named Arthar. alava an l>r.
Charles E. Anderson, was arraigned hefbre
the Mayor, to answer the charge of Break
ing into the rooms of John B. Tlnsisy
and W. R. Abbott, on the eight er* aheljth
of December last, and stealing «V*n worth of
clothing. The evidence proved first, that the
prisoner was acquainted with th* location
and entrances to the rooms and had keen la
ihem—second, that the eotraace was assarted
by forcing ib* lock of n rear door-,-ihird, that
the prisoner was seen in Ihe building, near the
room on the night of tbe robbery—aad mirth
that when arrested on Sunday night, be,
was tben wearing n shirt, cravat aad pair
of pantaloons which Messrs. Tinsley nnd
Abbott could swear belonged to them. With
these fact*, Arthur was remanded to jail to be
tried for burglary, before the 11 u*tinea Court
next Monday, the punishment for which of.
feuc* is death.
Running a s ■»«*.—Charles Cook, a •late, taw
bard time*yesterday, after his gnilt waa prov
ed upon him. Mr. King saw Charles hare a
saw that was stolen from him, aad thereupon
saw tit to have him before the Mayor, who, oa
hearing the evideoce, saw that the priaonor
was guilty of stealing the saw, aad thereapoa
ordered bis hide to be cooked with a raw akin.
Mr. King had frequently lost tool* from hla
shop, and consequently felt anxious to have*
the prisoner punished.
Inquest.—On Sunday last the Coroner held
an inquest over the body of a free nagrwe,
who died suddenly tbe night before. The evi
dence disclosed the fact thnt she waa ed very
intemperate habits, and tbe jury thereupon
rendered a verdict that she died of diseea*.
S'si On.—John Gentry, charged with as
saulting and heating Thomas Bradoa, with a
chair, on Thursday last, was examined before
he May or yesterday, and Bent on to the Grand
Jury, to be indicted.
Fierre A>tc.ek.—A young woman, in aaealag
along Byrd street, near I nth, yesterday morn
ing, was attacked by a vicious dog,and bßsidee
having her clothes torn, received aetveri bite
on the right arm near th* elbow.
Fined.— Gould A Wilson, keepers of a re*.
taurant on Cary street near 7th. were fined
SIS by the Mayor for selling lienor to ha
drunk in the bouse without a license.
Smoking.—Teat, slave to Thomas Ingram,
waa before the Mayor yesterday, and sen
tenced to the lash, for smoking a cigar In the
street oa Sunday last.
The County Court of Henrico traneaeted go
business of importance yesterday.
A Sikgvlau Cask.—The illness of Theodore
Rougeot, who died in Rome, N. V.,00 the 24th
ult., buys tbe Uiica Telegraph, wa* the moot
singular we ever heard of. When thirteen
years of age he was taken with inflammatory
rheumatism, and was almost helpless icr two
years; he then recovered, but in two years
thereafter he was attacked again, and contin
ued entirely helpless and confined to his lied
for eighteen year*. There was but one joint
(that of one thumb) that be could move. He
wns obliged to be bolstered np ia bed In one
position, partly in a sitting postal*, for the
eighteen years; be could talk and read well.
but could not otherwise stir or move; hi* food
was made very tine and sucked up or mumbled
over in bis mouth, as his jaws were immovea
ble; he waa nothing but skin nnd bone, yet hie
appetite and general health were good. Hie
mmd was clear, hi* memory good, and ho waa
a person of considerable intelligence,,aad quite
Union MovntasT ik Phil* nxLrbia — A
mass meeting wa* held Saturday atght ia
Philadelphia, having for ita object the unioa
of "nil good citixeus, without regard to ih*ir
former political association*, to unite In form
ing a great national party, for the preserva
tion uf the Federal Union, the protection of
the Constitutional rights of ail tne Stales, Ihe
suppression of sectionalism from whatever
quarter it may come, and the securing of tbe
election to office of truly national end conser
The meeting was very Isrgely attended. It
was not addressed by auy men of aote, but
letters were received from Hon. Edward Ev
erett, Millard Fillmore, E. M. Oowrad, of
Louisiana, Qeorgo llrigga, uf New Yorg, Joba
Minor Italic, aud oiber* *njjbr*ing the move
A dispatch any* -hat the patriotic sentiments
breathed iv those letters were loudly applaud,
ed, and created an unwonted cathaciaem.
Advice to an Editor.—ln a coavarsntlon
had with a member of Mr. Madison's Admin
istration, Mr. Gales, the senior editor of the
National Intelligencer, ia his diary, relates,
that tbe Secretary gave him, then yoong ia the
profession, a piece of advice which wan as fol
lows: "Above ali things, avoid altercations
with other editors—it is always dlsagrvablc
to readers; and a paper Is mere re*pec ted for
carrying itself above it."
" You ought," said the cabinet g»enr to the
editor, "no more condescend to it, than the
Secretary of State would."
Mriii.Eß or a Pmtsicia*.—A terrible mur
der was perpetrated at Eeene, Coshocton coun
ty, Ohio, on Saturday week. Ihe victim waa
sir. Howard, a well known and highly respec
table gentleman, and the murderer d young
man named Lewi* Farwell, hccihn* of the
Doctor » wife, nnd himself a married man.—
The quarrel iv which the murder originated
had its origiu between the wive* of Ihe partiee,
I and was ot long standing. After the murder,
Farwell was arrested aad ledged ha the Co.
sbociou county jail. Far well's father tea very
i wealthy man, aud the party murdered waa also
iv respectable circumstance*.
PAnnosio —We learn that t*rnaefe allch*L
wbo wa* •eutsaced oa the and* of hunt month
to be hung in March, haa received tvjnee par.
don from His Excellency W. liJTIUt The
grounds of this clemency are the ydhth ot the
prisoner, tbe peUtion signed by the ctiisec* of
Charleston, among whom are prominent mem*
ber* of the bar, the oflcerc of tbe Court, the
jurymen and owner of the *to**a aaave, and
theivideace that the pnsoaet ba*aa drunk
bad been beguiled by the negro. 'Michel hi
largely indebted for this net of a*ere% to the
efforts of one ot onr meet eminent jartouv—
A-rrsatrT to Kill a WiTßaaa-flaturdey
evening, a female member of a family ia
Lyons, New York, repaired to n ehwaibvr with
a light, whereupon n rile wen ■toihaenitl from
without, aad tbe ball. trnoaiaa th*nangh the
wimfow, inflicted a *ligbt wodnd npoa her
bead. A female witness again*! fWou* of
the wretch** who violated end ma i diked a fe*
male er. the highway, bofow Oiyds,dn*t sum
mer, w jos* trial I* now tn neagrcaaat Leans,
In ih* Court of Oy*r aad Terminal; had taken
lodging* at th* bona*, aad It to eiMtWd that
the motive waa to destroy * wi*%tfanß.aet
the murderer. Jj
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Miami* Carton »tATiM««T.--The re
ceipts of cot tan at Msmpbt*, Tene, from Sop*
temhnr I, M&n, ta*sha let hwrtant, atrhanated to
. List y«rar. showing aa tccuno* laa aaaaoa t sea*
oi 13.44*5 baleT The •hJneaeaVdnrlag the
• nnt period amen n led tn Saa,ltt efcam, against
j K»,m to aeaan data htat ynar. lsanmn thta
, year, CklaV bale*. The a*neJa on hand to the
city oa the isi lacteat w*»*»MM »*,»
RAlLaOA»**^TTain-| l aQ m)MU Tfa^Ctty
Ceuaellet Angnsra.Ga,,hwo*. bbiilll a reee*
latiaa *Mr*eting the Mancr *»BWBBB>h# Beeehv
anwtea *» the vs*«tws/ti*n>«tn.|ai#aNßßAaa
at ib* ballot.bos, aa the W***£M***-*?
whether th* cityl*<*r»6nth7aM^aane*Hha
, *i*Uru*ad, . r!i^n»^*Wnn/B*aaj