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Wednesday Morning, Jan, 10, 1866.
The Money-Or?er System.
During the first year of the money
order system, which, closed Novem?
ber 1, 1865, there were six thousand
and thirteen money orders issued at
Washington (District of Columbia)
post office on the various money
order offices throughout tho Union,
the amount being $127,505.10. ..In
the same period $77.622.39 worth of
money-orders from other officers were
paid, $78,192.10 received from other
offices, fees amounting to 31,002.05
collected, and $125,894 suplus de?
posited in New York-the total
amount bandied in the office being
$410,215.61. The number of orders
issued in November is five hundred
and thirty-four, and in December six
hundred and three, making tho total
number from the establishment of
the system to the 31st ultimo seven
thousand one hundred and fifty.
The number of money-order offices
has increased from one hundred and
forty-three, established during the
first six months, to four hundred and
sixteen, of wliich only those of New
Orleans, Newborn, Port iioyal and
Chattanooga are in the South.
"About fifty-five new offices will be in
operation on the 5th proximo, many
of which will be in the South and
v The first year of the system de?
monstrated its practicability and con -
venioiice to tho public. The more
that is know of its operation the bet?
ter it is liked, aud it is daily increas?
ing in popularity. There is no risk
whatever in sending these orders;
and should an order be stolen, it
would be useless to any but the per?
son to whom it is sent. The system
is not surpassed if equalled, by any
other system the object of which
is the same, in this or any other
The rate of commission charged for
money orders is as follows : Not ex?
ceeding ten dollars, ten cents; over
ten and not exceeding twenty dollars,
fifteen cents; over twenty and up to
thirty dollars, twenty cents. No sin?
gle order issued for less than one
dollar or more than thirty dollars.
Head Center Stephcnt-Who la he?
AVhrrc ls he?
Forney's Philadelphia Press has a
sort of sensational editorial going to
show ^tikat i^t?i>h?ns,, ?he ftscaR*yl
Irish xlead Center, so-called, is uh:
true to the Fenian cause, and is
really-in the interests of the British
Government. This is a serious alle?
gation against so august a Feniau,
and it will be well for Mr. Forney to
have his proofs ready if challenged to
make good his words. His escape
from prison, it is more than intimated
by the Press, was connived at by the
Meanwhile, it is not a little strange
that the whereabouts of this illus?
trious man, since his escape, is not
yet disclosed. The report that he is
in Paris does not .appear to rest upon
any foundation but that of rumor.
It is said, however, that he is in com?
munication with his friends, for a
reporter for tue News, who visited
"headquarters" in New York says:
"Portions of letters recently writ?
ten by Mr. Stephens were read," whi ch
enabled him to state that a prompt
settlement of difficulties is likely to
take place, as the circumstances
transpiring in other quarters demand
such a course. in portions of the
letters Mr. Stephens states mest em?
phatically that he is 'opposed to any
movemeut being made in the direc?
tion of Canada oi^'Jisev here, until the
time comes for; jdKand to n.easure
her strength aga JR her old eiiemv."
In this respect he implores that his
^inioiw -may meet with respectful
.attention, and cautions his Fenian
Lriends against any one who might
Preach a eoutrary doctrine. The
language of one of the letters is 'Any
man is a coward and a knave who
would do so now.' Whether Mr.
Stephens and John Mitchel met and
joined hands our reporter is not at
liberty to state, but can say that Mr.
Stephens looked upon the arrival of
y John Mitchel in Europe as he would
-.. upon the appearance of a rodeeming
1 angel from Heaven."
\ Ft,oi n Foil GOVERNMENT.-Bids
were opened in Washington on Tues
I ty for 2,0'JO barrels of flour for the
Commissary department of the army.
1,600 barrels were accepted at $10.9;
f250 barrels at $10.37; and 250 barrels
i.t $10.50. About 5,000 barrels were
offered at prices varying from $10 ?)
NEW MEDICAL ATTENDANT FOR Mn.
DAVIS.- Suigeon-Cenerat Barnes has
appointed Surgeon George E. Cooper
to succeed Lieutenant-Colonel John
S. Craven, as medical attendant of
Mr. Jefferson Davis.
Kieta.mond and tile Snrroondiuff
A correspondent, -writing from
Richmond to the Baltimore Gazette,
gives the fo??owi?g interesting de?
scription of that famous locality. The
picture will be recognized by thou?
sands "whose weary feet have trodden
every foot of tho country described:
Richmond itself is now fast being
I rebuilt, and there seems every pros?
pect that in a few years the new town
will equal or surpass the old. But
while this is true of the city, the
surrounding country presents a far
different aspect. The section lying
below the city must figiue so largely
in all future history that a few words
about its present appearance may not
be unacceptable. Once out of Rich?
mond and the change is apparent. It
is a change from the hum of business
to the silence of a deserted country.
The houses stand out solitary and
silent; no fences, no gardens, few or
no out-houses, no caltle, no fowls,
and many wanting even the thin
streak of smoke from the chimney
that still proclaims them to be the
habitations of men. Almost as soon
as you pass the outside limits of the
city you find a line of fortifications,
and for many miles you will rarely be
out of sight of some Mud of work,
from the strong battery that frowns
from thq crest of the hill to the small
pit of the skirmisher in the hollow
beneath. There seems to be some
effort to re-occupy the country, but
only by the poorer class of people,
who come from the old battle-fields of
war to begin a new struggle with want
The lands lying along the banks of
tlie James, so celebrated for their
richness, are now but waste fields.
There are but few cases where thc
owners of the land are found on
them ; few of them have the capital
necessary to work their farms, and of
those vho have, very many have had
their houses destroyed, and will not
consent to inhabit the small and ill
built cabins they arc able to put up.
Thus the land is mostly occupied by
men paying shares of the profits for j
thc use of the land, and they are un- j
I able to work any large part of the I
estate, but simply try to earn a sup?
port for themselves. These lands
present, if possible, even a more
melancholy appearance than the back
country ; there, so much of the coun
try is covered by pines, that but a
small portion can be seeu, but on the
river we see at once vast traces of
open land, overgrown with the tall
weeds and grass, showing the rich
ness of the soil, which is left untouch
ed by the plow-share. Of very many
of the old he ises, tho chimneys are '
the only marks visible at any distance,
and there are very few cattle to mark
the presence of thriving farm-yards.
This is not true of this section alone,
but of almost all of Eastern Virginia.
It is in substance the picture ol* a
whole country, and by no means an
over-drawn one. It is to be hoped
that it will not long continue so. The
people are teviot anti it r.;.i...i, ~* ic
not impeded by the Government, will
soon.restore the country to a better
state. Politically, they feel their
state to be that of a defeated part\ ;
and, as they must live under the ex?
isting Government, they would do so
in good faith, and in obedience to its
laws. But if they are to be again
prosperous and contented, they must
have the countenance of the Govern?
ment, und not be interfered with by
radicals and demagogues.
Tho people of St. Louis are jubil?
ant over the success of their splendid
new steamboat lines, and they predict
that the course of trade in the West
is about to revert to its old river
channels, and that Western produce
will be sent hereafter down the Mis?
sissippi to New Orleans, thence to be
shipped to Atlantic seaports or to
Europe, instead of being forwarded
by railroads, canals, and the lakes to
our Eastern cities. Thc importance
and extent of the proposed change is
perhaps exaggerated; but it is never?
theless certain that since the restora?
tion of peace has secured the unchal?
lenged freedom of the navigation of
the great Father of Waters, and new
boats, of superior size and capacity,
have been placed upon it, it has be?
come the channel of au immense
commerce. There is some little
foundation for the boast of a St.
Louis journal, that " the Mississippi
i? the mistress of the continent, and
St. Louis is the misstress of the
PAPEK PirES.-Gas and water
pipes, made of paper, are used to .1
considerable extent iu Paris. Some
of them are two feet in diameter.
The inner surface of the pipe is pro?
tected by a water-proof composition,
?ind the exterior is coated with a com?
position of bitumen and sand. In a
paper read before the Institution of
Engineers, iu Scotland, by Mr. O.
Marquet, it is stated that "bitumen
zed paper pipes of three, four and
ive inc;?es in diameter, and half au
neb in thickness,- have been tested,
joth single and joined together, and
?avo been found to withstand a pr?s
rare of 500 pounds on the square
nch without showing tho least sign
)f weakness, either in the pipe itself
>r at the joints. The bursting pres?
sure of these pipes has not as yet
>eeu ascertained, as on the occasion
vlien they were experimented upon
he machines used we: notsufficient
y powei ul for the purpose. Com
tared with iron pipes, the specific
rarity of those of bitumenized paper
i one to five, whilst the cost of the
*tter is st ited to be about one-half
lat of tho former."
For Wine Drinkc.t.
A correspondent of the New York
Herald, writing from Bordeaux, fur?
nishes most valuable and useful in?
formation to the advocates of tem?
perance; but, after reading his letter,
thc consumers of foreign wines will
discuss their "Bordeaux" with a faith
somewhat sha'- on in its purity.
The writer says that very little, ii
any, good, unadulterated, wholesome
wine is sent to this country. "The
stuff sent is generally of the vilest
description, and destitute of the sug?
gestion of thc juice of the grape. It
is generally made of water, or the
poorest vin ordinaire, unlit to drink,
and flavored with an article called
'essence of medoc,' one bottle of j
which gives flavor and boquet to five j
barrels ot wine." He also says:
"The wine costs about ten cents a j
bottle to manufacture, including the
profit, which is not small. Within
a week past, one house in New York
has sent an order here for one hun?
dred thousand ca: s of wine, of va?
rious brands, for which they proposed
to pay five fiancs per ease. The
house here declined to undertake to
supply wine of that character, as it
had a reputation established. The
cost of bottling and packing wine,
ir? 'uding the idling and corking ol'
th.; bottles, placing upon them thc
proper capsules and labels, and pre?
paring them for shipment, is about
four francs, thus leaving one franc
only per case for the mixture which
the enterprising and high-toned New
York house proposes to supply the
people of thu United States. Al?
though the finn referred to declined
to All the order, the agents of the
New York house have found a linn
that will undertake the job, and sup?
ply the labels of all the choicest
brands of white and red wines of
France. Besides this vile sturt', which j
is sent from here to flood the Arne- |
rican market, and poison the Ame
rican people, a large quantity of oils ;
of medoc, essences of sauterne and
stuff of that kind, by which choice
old wines are manufactured in New
York, are also shipped. They cost
ten francs per bottle, and each bottle
flavors from three to live barrels of
the mixture, which, when nicely bot?
tled and labelled, passes among those
unaccustomed to good w: - as the
veritable article. Bordeaux is full o, ;
wine swindlers. About fifteen houses j
in the city are respectable and re- |
liable, and the balance of fifteen hun?
dred or more are guilty of the mpst
shameful deceptions and swindles. I
rt-gret io say thal tln^fekmk to the
United States as the gre^TOiarket for
their vile compounds, and it is equally
as disagreeable to state that they are ;
not disappointed in their exista- j
tions; and, while on the subject, 1 ?
111:13' as well say that the article of
brandy sent from the Copr??ue and I
xtoelielie districts is equally as vile j
"It is unpleasant to be compelled j
to disabuse the minds of a people of 1
the common impression that becam e j
wines and brandies are imported from 1
France, they are pure. It is not so. I
Not one-fiftieth part of the wines sent !
from Bordeaux ure what they purport
to be, and but a small portion of the
brandy is pure. They have all the
external brands and marks of genuine
articles, but the articles themselves
are bad and unlit for use.
A GREAT NATCR.AL CURIOSITY.
The Sentinel published at Jackson?
ville, Oregon, of the 12th ult., says:
' Several of our citizens returned
last week from a visit to thc Great
Sunken Lake, situated in Cascade
Mountains, about 75 miles north-east
from Jacksonville. This lake rivals
the famous valley of Sinbad the
sailor. It is thought to average 2,000
feet down the water all round. The
walls are almost peipendicular, mu?
lling down into the water, and leav?
ing 110 beach. The depth of the
water is unknown, and its surface is
smooth and unruffled, and it lies so
far below the surface of the mountain
that the air currents do not affect it.
Its length is estimated at 12 miles,
and its width at 10. There is an
island in its centre having trees upon
it. No living man ever has, and pro?
bably never will, be able to reach the
water's edge. It lies silent, still and
mysterious in the bosom of the ever?
lasting hills, like a huge well scoped
out by the hands of the giant genii
of the mountains, in the unknown
ages gone by, and around it the pri?
meval forests watch and ward are
keeping. The visiting party fired a
rifle several times into the water at
ungle of i5 degrees, and were able
to note several seconds of time from
tho report of the gun until the ball
struck thc water. Such seems in?
credible, but it is vouched for by
3onie of our most reliable citizens.
From fifteen to twenty coal beds
sxist in Kentucky, which are the
result of that number of distinct
periods of vegetation.
Parson fjudson, in Iiis caustic let?
er to Gen. Butler, said: "I congratul?
ate you, my general, on the peculiar
md convenient quality of your coll?
age, that is always displayed in the
11 verse ratio o? the danger."
VERY STRICT.-The Augusta (Ga.)
lonslituttdnalisl announces that there
s an undelivered telegram at the
?mee in that city which cannot be iJe
ivered until the lady produces "eW
fence that she has taken the oath ?of
llegiance to the United States." ?
Trial ot t'.ie Luman at Savannah..
The fol-owing are the charges on
which these gentlemen are being
tried before a^ Military Commission:
Tlie charges are in substance as
1st. Charging G. B. Lamar with
conspiracy with Janies L. ?Seward,
Arthur P. Wright and G. R Lamar,
Jr., to embezzle Government cotton.
2d. Charging him witli unlawfully
appropriating to hipiself Govern?
ment cotton, with intent to defraud
the United States.
3d. Charging him with attempting
I to bribe various military and civil
United States oiHcials, among whom
are named Col. W. K. Kimball,
12th Maine Volunteers, Maj. G. A.
Hastings, 12th Maine Volunteers, A.
G. Browne, Jr., Treusury Agent, and
W. A. Beard, Government contractor.
The specifications which enume?
rate instances sustaining the above
general charges, chief among which
is the unlawful appropriation of a lot
I of cotton-sixty-seven bales marked
S-we find it impossible to make
room for in full.
The prisoners pleaded to the juris?
diction of the Commission, which, oj
course, was over-ruled- They then
pleaded "not guilty."
The case was at once opened In
Captain L. Bunnell, United States
detective, was called as the first
He testified that he was at Thomas
ville, Georgia, daring the hitter pari
of November, under military orders
that there, on November 29th, he wai
present at the office of A. G. Browne.
Jr., United States Treas arv Agent,
when a eon venation occurred be
tween Mr. Browne aud Mr. G. B.
Lamar, Jr. Li consequence of cor
tiiin statements made by Mr. Lamar,
in which conversation hi' (Mr. Bun
nell) later in the forenoon arrestee
Mr. Lamar, Jr., and seized his
Certain papers seized at this tinn
were here identified by Capt. Bunnell.
and pat into the case for the Govern
Captain Bunnell further tcstiiioil
that he then came to Savannah, and.
on December 2.1, under orders fron
Major-General Brannan, arrested Mr
Ci. B. Lamar, Sr., and sei::ed eertaii
of his papers.
These papers, also, were then pu
into the case by the Government
and the reading of part of them cou
sumed the remainder of the session
Here follows the publication of i
series of letters from Mr. G. B
Lamar, Jr., from Thomasville, Ga.
to his uncle, Mr. G. B. Lamar, Sr.
at Savannah, which were seized bj
the Government at the time of tin
arrest of the latter, and are now pro
duced in the prosecution to prove tin
accused guilty of the charges an<
YOUNG IN YEARS, BUT OLD TN CRTME
- Emma Burnside, a little girl o
i loooii yoniff <>f' ago, lhae plo<\<l guilt
of larceny at Chicago. She seems t
have been quite an adept in crime
She belongs to Princeton, but som
time ago ran away from her parents
went to Chicago, stole various sums c
money from her employers*, and heai
ing that her father was in search c
her, ran away to Detroit, was pursue
thither, hastened back to Chicago
and was finally arrested. It is sail
she has great talents, and yet a
adroitness in crime which is remark;
ble. She reads music with the utnio.
ease and rapidity, and performs upo
th? piano with exquisite taste an
skill But she has no heart or feeling
She cannot be made to feel that sh
should not commit crime. Kin dues
and gentleness have no effect iii soi
tening her ; she has no tears to shoe
no remorse, nothing to repent or t
be sorry for. A sad case surely.
A BEATTTIFCIJ PHENOMENON.-Th
most brilliant and beautiful parase
[ena1, or mock moons, that we remen:
ber to have seen in a long time, wei
(risible last evening. Tiley made tliei
ippearance with the moon about hal
past five in the evening, growing coi
stantly brighter until seven o'clocl
when they appeared to vie in bri
Janey with the orb itself, from whic
they received their borrowed light.
Bright halos of light were, visibl
lt right angles with the moon, th
?orizontal lines uniting the two pan
telenas and extending beyond, forn
ng at one time a b 'lt of light almos
mtirely around the heavens.
Tlie spots were tinted with all th
mes of the rainbow, and -tho whol
lisplay was of the most beautify
diameter. Moon-dogs, or. techn
tally speaking, lunar canines, are sm
o betoken cold weather. Their aj
learance at this time is, therefor?
.ather inopportune.-Si. Patti (Mit
CITIZENSHIP OP THE NEAKO IN" I>
3IANA.-The Lafayette Courier say:
A case of considerable inteivst, ?
nvolving the citizenship of tl
legro, came up for hearing befoi
fudge Vinton, in the Common Pie:
Jourt. It is the ease of the State v
doses Hanger, to which we befoi
lad occasion to refer in the,cokum
>f the Courier. The defendant is
armer, residing in the vicinity <
Stockwell, and, at the instigation <
ertain venomous Copperheads in tl
Dcality, was recently arrested, trie
nd convicted for harboring and en
loying a negro who had come in I
he State since the adoption of tl
hirteeuth article. Tlie ease Wi
ppealed to the Common Pleas Conr
nd, whatever the decision of Jud^
'"inion, will be taken to the Supren
'ourt for final adjudication.
Washington Ntw? mid Rumor?.
The Star, of Wednesday, says :
There were not many visitors nt the
White House-to-day, and the recep?
tion by the President of those having
business with him terminated at an
early hour. Among those who called
on the President were James Watson
Webb, our minister at Brazil, his son,
General Webb, General Howard, Go?
vernor Pierpont* of Virginia, and a
number of Senators. The President
has almost entirely ceased to issue
pardons, none being granted except
in cases thoroughly investigated by
himself, and where the parties are in
every respect deserving of Executive
The Washington correspondent of
the Herald says : It has been erro?
neously ?tated that the French and
United States Governments have
i arrived at iui understanding with re?
gard to Mexican affairs, lt is known,
however, that Maximilian has not
met his pecuniary engagements with
Napoleon for keeping the French
troops in Mexico, and that the French
i Emperor is not willing to support a
I military force there at his own ex
j it is a subject of comment to-day
? that at the*Presideut's reception yes
; terday none of the diplomatic corps
recognized or spoke to the Mexican
. Minister, they evidently not acknowl
j ledging him as a representative from
1 any Government. Senor Homero was
\ cordially received by President John
? son, but remained only a few mo
i monts in the reception room, leaving
? some time before the departure of the
j other ministers.
lt is understood that Secretary
Seward will touch?t St. Thomas, with
j a view to consulting with. General
Santa Anna on Mexican affairs.
The special ot the Philadelphia ?
Ledger says : I will veuture the pre
diction that the Tennessee delegates j
to Congress are admitted within the !
next thirty days, and possibly some |
of the members from the other States.
My authority for this is no less a per- :
sou than the Speaker of the House, j
and he is generally sure ht; is right
before he goes ahead. There will be i
some concession to the radicals to '?
* One thing is certain, the opponents j
of the President's policy will be made ;
to face the music. The President has j
already broughtthen: to a better mind
by his proclamations to the Go- j
vernors of several of the States, and
he will shortly seal the bond of resto
ration by a general proclamation an?
nouncing that the Union of the States ;
is again complete.
1 hear timi an effort will be made to I
rescind the order compelling owners
of aged and infirm -negroes who are .
still with them to support them
during the winter mouths.
Secretary Seward's "recreation"]
trip to Vera Cruz, the heavy reduc- j
tion in the number ot our forces on
the Rio Grande, and the virtual ie
movid of General Weitzel for wink- '
nt proceedings against the Impe- j
riulists that would certainly have
drifted us into a war, are highly sig- ;
nificant just at this particular june- ;
ture, portraying, as they do, an almost j
unmistakeable taking of the Empire
by tiie hand at no ?listant day. There
is a report that Santa Anna will be
among those visited by Mr. Seward.
I made the inquiry this morning
about tlie Liberal loan, and was in?
formed by one of the .sub-agents that
it dragged heavily, despite the golden
promises which it contained. There
is no doubt that the loan is an utter
A QUAINT ncr HAPPY ILLUSTRA?
TION.-Appropos of the retirement of
William Lloyd Garrison from tho j
editorial chair of the i?oston Liberator,
as In; did with a great flourish of
trumpets in regard to slavery, free?
dom, &c., that dignified journal, the j
National Intelligencer, quietly makes
the following remarks:
"It is questionable whether reform- j
ors are the antecedents or the conse?
quents of reforms. A reform in pros?
pect, seems to require a reformer. A
reform past, no modern sociologist
fails to impute to causes and poten?
tialities adequate for, and therefore
inevitably productive of, the effect
called a reform. Certain gregarious
wild fowl, from a law of their consti?
tution, always fly in their annual
migrations in a flock shaped like the
letter V, the apex forward, and con?
sisting of a si?gle goose. Now, the
shape of tho flock is inevitable, and
consequently so is the situation of the i
leader. Jf no om* in the flock was I
better fitted for the post than any
Other, still there would be a leader.
Should he have human vanity, his
sense of his peculiar consequence in
his station would probably destro}'
his usefulness in it. He would gobble
too much, and retard the flight of the
WHO'S HIT?-The Columbus (Ga.)
Sun says: All of our citizens who
take the oath of allegiance are re
piireo i 'J state their political opinions
LU 18ti0. On the books in the com?
mandant's office tho Union signers
largely predominate. Uapt Goble, |
5o the story rims, waa looking over ?
the list, when he would see for a
whole page the names of secession- j
sts as scarce almost as hen's teeth, j
'My Godl" exclaimed he, after read- j
ng awhile, "if these few 'seeesh' i
?aused us all this trouble for the past !
'our years, what couldn't they have !
lone if all these Union men had
oin et! them." We give the story as i
we heard it. I
Advertisements, tu insure insertion,
should bo handed in by 4 o'clock p. ia.
"THE CODE."-Tho Acts passed by tba
Legislature relabre to thc freed . for
?ale at this office. Trice 20 cents; hy n:iii
CASH.-Our terms for subscription, ad
i vertising and job work are cash. Wo hone
? all parties will bear thin in mind.
I THE BUIINTNO ur COLUMBIA_An inter
i cstiug account of the "Sack ?nd Destruc
! tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," has
I ust been issued, in pamphlet form, fr.nu
j the Phoenix steam power press. Order?
: can be lilied to any extent.
! "Books are a real world,
1 'Bound which, with tendrils strong asilesh
; and blood,
I Our pastime anti our happiness may grow."
And our strength and usefulness, we
! would add; for books, as well as bread and
i beef, are neeessaries of civilized life. For
the duties ami straggles of "the world's
I broad field of battle," tho entire man must/
I bc nourished and developed. Books dp
j more than furnish pastime and refresh^
ment, and contribute to the gracefulncss\
? anft refinement of society; they give muscles '
j tt> the mind, and instruments for its excr
! eise. The people must have bread and
We are happy to inform our readers in
I town and country, that good books can
j now bc procured in Columbia. We called,
! thc other day, at the store of Townsend A
; North, and found our old friend-the pre?
sent manager of thc concern-Rial North,
behind piles of magazines, and flanked by
brilliantly filled showcases, round and ra?
diant in his "shanty," as in other and
brighter days. His well known energy
and enterprise have collected a capital
st ><-k of books, stationery and fancy arti?
cles. We looked over his shelves and
tables, anti saw a general assortment-a
complete variety-of popular and valuable
publications, bibles, hymn books, theologi?
cal, scientific, educational and literary
works: books for children and their pa?
rents, lu a word, food for the mind in
every style of its growth. We were parti?
cularly pleased with nomo beautifully
bound aud richly illustrated volumes of
poems for gifts. The volume containing
selections from Tennyson is superb. The
photograph album is the only album now
valued-of these tho variety is large and
splendid. All the leading magazines and
newspapers are received regularly. Our
friend has gathered for the hungry readers
and thinkers of middle and upper Carolina
an intellectual Christmas feast, and with
God's blessing, he expects to keep tho
board well tilled throughout the year.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call
ted to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for thu firat
Townsend & North-Text Books.
A. il. Phillips-Auction.
Acacia Lodge-Extra Communication.
Charles Brill-Horse Stolen.
'!*. & lt. Flannigan-Dissolution.
Dial & Pope-Copartnership.
COLONEL MOSBY'S LIFE. -Some
literai-y Bohemian having lately pub?
lished what he calls ' 'A Life of Colonel
Mosby," the latter has requested the
Baltimore Gazette to state that he has
no knowledge of the author. "We
will let Colonel Mosby speak for him?
self. He says:
"Tlie life of me, advertised by some?
body in Urbanna, Ohio, is a pure
fiction. The author has neither my
countenance or sanction. Whatever
he ha* written must, of necessity, be
a mort? romance, concocted for sensa?
tion purposes and to put money in
some impostor's pocket. Major John
Scott has in his possession, and will
publish during the spring, an authen?
tic history of our command, from the
time when I first crossed thc Kappa
?annock, 'a youth to fortune and to
fame unknown. ' in command of fifteen
men, to the day of our disbandment.
It is impossible for anybody else,
without my co-operation, to present
anything that will be anything more
than mere disjointed and isolated
facts, or fabulous stores that have no
origin except in the imagination of
CHOLERA CURED AS EASLLV AS
TOOTHACHE.-Dr. Post, who is repre?
sented as a high medical authority
in New York, delivered a lecture at
the Medical College in that city, on
Friday evening last. He claims that
the cholera is curable as the tooth?
ache. His method of treatment
he explained it, is briefly as f
The patient is first $
lassitude. He should ?rro
bed, and remain periectl
forty-eight hours, taking
fifteen grains of calomel tf
infection promptly from th
After? this has acted freel
dose of laudanum should be .
soothe the patient and prevent
intestinal action. Ice should
plied to the spinal, column.
Post claims that this treatment
been applied in thousands of
iud never failed to result in the
ind rapid recovery of the pa
It is of the very first importance,
the patient should not abandor
reclining posture, from the
commencement of the disease
the recovery. All the pror '
men in the city are engaging
selves in the study of the cholJ
clinicly, of course, as there ha\
io cases yet in the city.