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Conservative Meeting In Boaton.
The conservative meeting held in Boston on Thursday
last was a graad and imposing affair. Old Faneuil llsll,
capable of holding five or six thousand persons, was tilled
to overflowing by the “solid men" of Massachusetts.—
Noble and soul-stirring speeches were delivered by the
veuerable ex-tiov. Lincoln, Kdward Krerett and Caleb
Cushing, and letters read from various distinguished gen
tiemen, ex-President lVrce among the number, which
breathed sentiments of the loftiest and purest devotion to
the Constitution and the Union. Amid the dense mass
of surrounding fanaticism and hostility to tho South,
there are many glorious and patriotic spirits in Massachu
setts and New England. The Pierces, the KveretU, the
Cushings, the IViuthrops, the Lincoloe— we admire, we
heuor, we love them all I Long may they lire to battle
against incendisry Abolitionism, and strike stalwsit
blows in behalf of tho Constitution, the Union, and the
rights of the States!
Tho speeches on the occasion were eloquent and pow
erfnl, and must have a telling effect upon the public opin
ion of the North. The address of Everett was in Ever
ett's best style, full of the spirit of a noble eloquence and
a catholic patriotism. But Cushing's, according to our
judgment, was the speech of llie occasion. It was earn
est, logical, direct, convincing, cutting, slashing, giving
no quarters to the Abolitionists or their incendiary efforts
and doctrines, but charging home upon the enemies of
She Constitution and the South with a boldness and a
vigor, which cannot be too much commended in these days
of timid politicians and milk-and-water haragues. It was a
great, a patriotic, a nobis effort, and to the distinguished
orator, the South freely accords its meed of admira
tion and of gratitude.
In a word, the Boston demonstration in behalf of the
Constitution and the Union was worthy of Massachu
setts in her palmiest dava, and we sincerely trust it may
have the effect of aroafanr the conservative people of
that State and the whole of New England from their
criminal lethargy and cause them to buckle on their ar
mours, never to be taken off until Abolitionism and sec
tionalism and the “ religion of hate" towxrds the South
shall have been crushed to earth to rise no more. A
high, patriotic, solemn duty rests upon the loyal citizen*
of New England and the North in the present moment
ous crisis of the country's fate. We hope they mar
meet it with spirit, with zeal, with unflinching firm
ness. and with an unconquerable determination to "do
or die" in behalf of the Constitution and the right—
Their conservative demonstrations are imposing, and
grateful to the hearts of the Southern people. But mere
resolutions and speeches, now and then, however admi
rable and eloquent, can at best do but little towards el
footing the reform desired. They must be followed by
earnest, persistent, energetic action—by thorough or
ganization and every day effort, and by proper rttulu
at the polls. As Mr. Cushing said, "a party of drunken
(Abolition) mutineers have seized hold of the control
of the State" of Massachusetts, and they must be rebuk
ed and put down by the omnipotent voice of the real
people before sectional discord will cease, and peace and
harmony and brotherly love reign supreme, as in the eai
lier and better days of the Republic. “Arise, then, peo
ple of Massachusetts—arise in the majesty of your might
and redeem the* honor and fame of the good old Com
monwealth!" Arise, people of New England—arise,
people of the whole North, and pul down the pesliferou
Abolitionism—the sectional and threatening Republican
ism of the day—and avert from this lair and glorious
Republic the fearful impouding calamity. You have spo
ken noble words, men of Philadelphia and Boston—and
now for noble action, and noble results at the polls.
We repeat what we said on Saturday, that it behooves
the people and Legislature of Virginia and the people an J
Legislatures of the entire South to proceed with the work
of calm, earnest effective preparation for State and se* -
tional defence, just as if no conserrativc-Union demon
stration at all bad been made at the North. Notwith
staml these demonstrations and the happy augury thev
afford of the future, they may still be delusive. In their
madness the Republicans may still determine to foist into
the Preeidency William H. Seward—the aider atid abet
ter of old Brown—the embodiment of the "irrepressi
ble conflict," the incendiary and the traitor. Por that
event 1st us be prepared—for his election will and should
be the instant death-knell of the t'nion.and then.pcrhaps,
will oome the tug of war. Lot the Virginia LuUature
look to the people's protection and the people's safety,
and let the Old Dominion be prepared for the worst!
Slave Trade between Jamalea and the Estt
The New Orleans f 'rnenl calls public attention to the
significant fact that Croat Britain has opened the coolie
slave trade lietweeti the East Indies and Jamaica Wil
ber force, the wise lool, and the foolish wise man, who was
born unfortunately soon atid lived unfortunately long-—
born when the world was yet too young to have clearly
learned the difference between fanaticism and phiian.
thropy, and lived long enough to he the great instrument
in setting up s tremendous precedent of foiiy by the
ruin of millions, white end black—ought to he alive noa
for a short time, just to take u look at Jamaica and the
dear Africans, for whom he entertained such tender sola
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of Assembly, on the first of this month, at which time he
would hare liad the pleasure of lisumiog to the Gover
nor's Ifeaange, wherein his Excellency announced, “to
the great satisfaction of the planters,'' our advices say,
“that a supply of East Indian coolies may he looked for
in the early mouths of the succeeding year.”
How Wilberforce would be astonished to find that tho .
great mass of blacks whom he thought would be ro thrif
ty and Industrious as a free laboring element are so much
worse than nobody, that though their number is greatly J
Increased the island la a thousand per cent, less produc- 1
live now than when he and his fellows succeeded in en- '
miring the destruction of the prosperity of that beautiful
aod wealthy country by the emancipation measure. And
that, so far from supplying the labor demand, compara
tively small as it is, the British Government has been
oompelled to authorize the re-opening of the dreadful
slave trade, though not in the African hut the more bar
barous East Indian channel, to furnish workers to keep
the freed blacks from starving of their own idleness.
We wonder If his upright but sadly befogged mind woulJ
oonaent to receive the coolie trade as anything less objee.
tionable than the African slave trade. We suspect tlist
his conscience would scarcely prove sa conveniently plia
ble as those of the modern style of English politician*, j
who strain at s gnat and gnlpta down s camel, without
winking In the performance of so astounding a feat.
The nett Jamaican movement of which we expect to
hear is, that some plan will he contrived for modifying
the absolute freedom conferred on the blacks by the Wil
bsrforeeso statutes so that the whites can get them un
der their thumbs in such a way as to compel the lary fel
lows ic work—rig np some pstenl tackle of domestic
“ipprentlcsshlp” which will he slavery without the name,
save the sensitive consciences of the Kieter Halt politi
cal moralists and at the same time regenerate the desola
ted island We have little doubt but that some such
poHey as this will be introduced In a very few years, and
thus effectually wind-up the free negro labor ezperiment.
Following that will doubtless come the re-opening of the
African slave trade in the manner in which the British
Government transacts it between the East coast sod the
Mauritius, and as it would be glad to now between the
West and Jamaica bnt that its hypocrisy would be a lit
Us M« glaring.
Tha Government of England has seen fit to remnu
Strata with nor Government because of the alleged for
eign slave trade of the Southern States, and just for the
•vrs-lien. e of the joke we should tike to /ee our Govern
ment enter a solemn protest against ths conduct of the
English Gorsrnment in authorizing the stare trade of
Mauritius, and sending to those waters a squadron of
American ehlpe-of-wer, mske • few prizes of a few British
■lavs traders It would lie a capital thing, and the pro
ess dings M which It would lead would pretty well venti
Use the dmiM' dealing policy of England, and etpo*r
the absurdity an I faMty of her practice and professions
»e all |h< world W-* |rt Inclined 10 insist that II shall
i be mad* a plank of the Opposition platform, that a slave
i rath' squadron be maintained in the Indian O. jan, to
suppress the BnUsb aiatr trafiic betsecu Africa and Mau
ri ti as.
We again record the notable fact, that the British Gov
ernment has authorised the opening of the Coolie slave
trade to Jamaica, as announced by the Governor of that
island in hi* message of the first mutant.
Asking to be lei Alone la not Agitation.
A* the Memphis Avttlantk* properly say*, all that the
Southern people ask i* to b* l»t a/on*—and that, certain
ly, is not agitation. The North has not only trampled
upon our Constitutional rights, but a body of men have
iuvaded Southern soil, armed and equipped with a thous
and spears, to be put into the hands of a servile race, to
cut the throats of tneu, women and children. Southern
men—citiiens of Virginia—the State that gave birth to
Washington—have been dragged from their tied* and
murdered Kke dogs on the way ride, and when we com
plain orthese wrongs and outrages we are called
t-o-r-i.' Pray, what arc wc agitating ? Why, simply,
whether or not we had better submit or contend for our
Constitutional rights—whether we bad better girc up all
a* lost or contend for honor. The South cannot yield—
ihe North can. In the North slavery is hut an abstract
question.whilst in the Soath it is a practical one. We hare
about fifteen hundred millions of dollars vested in this
kind of property for agricultural purposes, Ac. Cotton
is the great staple of the South—yes, it is the “Samson's
hair of America"—and the market price for this staple
regulates the price of all Southern and Western products,
and also the value of the stock upon vour farina. When
we bear in mind that the people of the North arc the
beueficiarie* of this great sta|dc, produced by slave la
bor, and for the cultivation of which no oilier is well
suited, their prejudice ami aggressive jiolicy can only be
attributed to the blindest fanaticism, or * total disregard
of the allegiance which they owe to the Federal Constitu
The South would lie able to prosper out of the I'uiou
quite as well as the North, if uot better. The South Is
leas dependant upnu the North than the North is upon
the South. What could the North do without the mar
ket of the South • For half a century w e have been build
ing up their marts and commerce by resources and trade
from the South. We even buy our irou North, whilst
our own mines are burthened »itb this valuable and in
dispensable mineral. The people of the South will lose
nothing if the North force* her out of the Cniou.
We know not what destiny awaits the South, but this
we do know, that we are for the South. In limes Uke
these we hare but one motto, and that is Decatur's:
Mvcocstbt: ¥ar tun aiwars bk right: srr, gmirr
ob wBoso, nr cocsrar.
If the South is right in resisting aggression and should
insist on “equality in the t'nion or independence out of
it,” we side with her: if wrong, still we cling to the
South : “whither thou goes! I will go, and where thou
lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and
thy God my God."
Wklg National Conauilltec.
The Whig National Committee appointed at the Balti
more Convention in l>5n, may, from present indications,
be called together at an early day to deliberate upon the
course proper to be pursued at the next Presidential elec
t on. and to take measures to make their conservative in
fiuence effective in the canvass. We therefore publish
below the names oS the gentlemen composing the commit
tee manv of whom recall nleasin* remembrance* of for. i
mer political triumphs, and are well known to the coun
try at large:
STATE. save.
New York - • Francis Granger.
Mississippi • • Geo. L. Potter.
Massachusetts • • Nathaniel Silsbee.
Connecticut - - Dennis Kimberly.
Alabama - • E. A. Holt.
Ohio - • Larz Anderson.
Indiana - - James E. Blythe.
Louisiana - - Christian Roselius.
Virginia - • Wvndham Robertson.
Pennsylrania - - Moncure Robinson.
Illinois - - John T. Stewart.
Florida - • Benjamin D. Wright.
Arkansas • • M. A. Holbrook.
N. Carolina* - - John II. Bryan.
Georgia - - James W. Jones.
New Jersey • . Ckss. G. McCbesney.
Delaware • - W. H. Barr.
Tennessee - - Edmund Cooper.
( Missouri • - Thornton Grunaley.
Maryland - - J. Hanson Thomas,
j Kentucky - • Joshua F. Bell.
Kicking In ttae Traces.
Some of the Northern Democratic papers arc kicking
in the traces desperately, as they feel the effects of sec
tional ultraism in their party. They find that their old
g»mc of passing inti-slavery resolutions for home con
' sumption ba« been detected by their Southern allies, and
arc not at all pleased that Senator Davis can make concil
iatory sp>eeches in his Summer tours down East, and then
; rule with a rod of iron the ptolicy of the party when he
g.-ts to his Mlssisi-ppi home again. The Vermont Patriot
laving had its bile disturbed at these tilings, thus throws
off the contents of its stomach :
"Xorthtn tnadic are a greater curse to the Democrat
! i party than the Fire-eaters at the South. They allow
, their own men to be denounced, at the dictation of"South
ern Hotspurs, and for fear of offending ‘the chivalrv,’ eat
dirt enough to staff the Kentucky cave. Gen. Jeff. Davis
can bolt when he chooses—can support the candidates of
the party when he pleases—and it is all right. No word
of denunciation escapes the lips of our Northern spaniels.
But let our Southern friends accuse even a Northern
Democrat of entertaining an opinion adverse to his ab
straction. and a set of Northern puppies, that are fit only
to be the lick-spittles they arc, are down on him like a
thousand of brick. When Northern papers learn to stand
by their men as the South stand by theirs, to have a little
manliness and inde|e>ndence. and cease, hv tbeir actions,
their inferiority, there will be an end of what the Cou
rier complains of—and not till then.”
Drift of the H«-pii hllraai Part).
The following article, under the above caption, from
the New Fork Tinei—a Republican journal—is signifi.
• ant, and affords ground for the hope that the Republi
van organization will be smashed into atoms by the re
turning reason and common sens* and patriotism of the
N irtliern pieop.le :
“We have more than otice stated our belief, since the
last Presidential electior .that the Republican Party could
no longer stand cxclusivelv upon the platform which car
neil n through that canvas*. The cardinal feature of
ilieir platform then wa«, resistance, by Congressional le
gislation, to the eitenaion of Slavery into free territory
ol the I nited States. Thi* Sas the primary, prominent,
tnd controlling object for which the party was organized’
The repeal or the Missouri Compromise, and the I'ro
Slavery invasion in Kansas had made such resistance ne
cessary, and the organization, therefore, bad iu baai*
a id iu strength in an existing nece*»itv of the times.—
The great man* of the people of the Free States were '
opposed to zilch extension of Slavery, and were ready to ■
lake any legitimate action necessary'to prevent it. The
stiength of this principle, and the conviction of immi
nent danger forced upon the public mind, gave the Re
publican I’arty the immense vote which it received in
Tlii* issue has disappeared. Kansas is no longer in
j-opardy—it has been secured to Freedom. The principle
< f Congressional legislation for the exclusion of Slavery
from the territories, has been nnnulled by a decision of
the Supreme Conrt, and, even if it had not, there is no
territory «o exposed to the danger as to demand it* ex
ercise. The principle of I’opular Sovereignty, moreover,
Jjpwever it may lie questioned in form, ha*’been estab
li-hedin fact, and will hereafter aettle all disputes that
I..4V arise concerning Slavrry in new territories of the
United State*. The controversy upon this point is over.
*• I the contest between (he Fre- and the Slave Ktites
nt the Union for supremacy in the Federal Councils has
b en decided, as Senator Seward declared two years ago,
iu favor of the North. "
The Republicans, therefore, must hsve a modified plat
f. rm for the struggle 0f MAO. And it is becoming a
muter of considerable interest to know what will be it*
leading feature*. Will Slavery be the cardinal topic on
which it will rest* And what will be the particular
phase of Slavery which will be presented for the public
judgment? What will the Republican I'artj propose In
in regard to Slavery, a* the reason why they should
be placed in power ?
It is alleged by It* opponent* that the Republican
I *rty is becoming rapidly Aholtlinnieed,— that instead
ol limiting its aim* topreventing the ettension of slsve
! 'T' *• ^ papering •« wage open war on slavery itaelf In
the Southern State#—that it is thus gradually throwing
a.ide IU national character, and becoming openly a arc
tional, anti-slavery, Abolition party. Its leading organ*
d- ny the charge in word*,—but the very term* of the
1 involve a substantial admission of its truth.
The Tribune, for eismple, which claim* and i* sc.
know lodged to be a Republican journal, hold* the follow
ing language in iu issue of veaterday :
"You know that we Anti Slavery men are not 'tec
, linnnl in our purpose* ,„d a*plra»ions—that, on the
.o’htrary. we ,re seeking to eoraurage nnd ,n,pir. ike
’".'k loenel Of Ike burden whirh haa caused her to lag
ro far behind the .North in every element of growth and
g'cstness-kno. that if the South had thrown off slave
j ry when New 1 ork did, her population, wealth, intelli
gence would have been to day at leaet double what they
are. You know that mistaken Old John Brown, and bi
| brave sona with him at Harper’s Ferry, laid down their
ll.es not In injure bul brneft! Ike .WA-that thev and
Ilnur comrades, dead, or about to be killed, mere Ike tenet
•flinnal of kumnn being!. They sacrificed their all in
an unlawful hut A emu effort to benefit those whom thev
hiMi nr?*r ••'•n." 9
The Tribune thin declares that nn armed inrneinn o<
S ..,'heru Stater far Ik, purpo.e of liberating Ibei, tlare.
is uni .1 teeltonal —that men who engage in
it cannot lie called sectional men ;—and bv necesaart |„.
f. rrnce, that a political parly which proclaim* that to be
iu purpose, Is not e wOenab party. After sneh s dell
nition ol terms as that, of what possible use is a dis
claimer of "sectlonaUty,"—or a proclamation that the
party is purely and thoroughly m«i<iom<i/ in its motives
and ita plans" John liroeu aud his companions,Mlacd
ing to the Tribune. were the “ least sectional of burnau
brings." II the Republican Party, therefore, were to
imitate the conduct and follow the example ol John
Brown, it would also be the “least sectional" of political
parties, according to the same authority.
The sophistry of all this scarcely needs to l>« pointed
out. The Tribune considers that only sectional which
aims at the advantage of one section or the injury of
another; and a* the abolition of Slavery would be, in Its
judgment, a blessing to both sections. Abolitionism itself
cannot lie considered sectional.
But the important point for the public is, whether the
Republican party accepts this interpretation—whether it
is content to be only as " sectional " as John Brown, and
whether it pro post's to plant itself upon the platform thus
occupied by the Tribune. We need scarcely say that wc
do not believe it doe#—certainly not, unless it has en
tirely changed its character since 18Ait, and is prepared
to put itself under new leaders, and go into the Presiden
tial canvass under an entirely different Hag- But the
<fr»YV, it must be confessed, is distinctly in that direction.
The tendeucy ol the party, as indicated by the language
of ita leading organs, has been towards a much more
open and pronouuced Abolitionism than was thought of
or tolerated during the last campaign. The Republicans
will find it necessary before long to define their position
on'this subject somewhat more distinctly thau has been
done hitherto ; and it may not be amiss for their promi
nent men to give it some little attention meantime. The
Tribune's language is certainly not calculated to increase
public confidence in the nationality of the party which it
7o tbs JCJitor of tbs H'Atg :
I think the Central Committee have acted wisely in
postponing the Whig Convention. A Convention at this
particular sea-on of the year would l>e thinly attended.
But independently of that, in the presence of the recent
outrage upon our territory, there is no disposition amoug
our people to discuss party politics. A sense of common
wrong aud common danger appear- very properly to
have fused all parties into one. I doubt if fiftv Whigs
or fifty Democrats could be found in the State. Brown's
invasion. baskeJ by tbs symimthy of tbs .VurtA, ha- made
them all -imply and purelv rirytmans. Ear one, strong
partisan as I have always been, l am ready to go for Gov.
Wi-e. or any body else, who can most effectively wield
the combined energies ol the South against the comntou
foe. Parties are not only fused in Virginia, but must be
throughout the whole South. And w hat is more, any
thing like a National parti seems itn|w>ssible in the pres
ent temper of the limes. How, or where, lor example, '
oaa a National Coin eution of any {tarty assemble f We
of the South would not go North to be insulted_and
will Northern delegates venture to pass through the hand
of Vigilance Committees, which they will encounter at {
every ;tep on their way to Charleston? Who will give
them passport*—and a hat sort of passports should sa- '
tisfr >u that the bearers are not t’afit. Jirowus in disguise? |
1 look upon thr l'nion as virtuallv dissolved. We should
make another effort to save it; but not lav waste our
energies upon the effort. We should select some man,Gov.
Wise, for example, and vote unitedly for him at the next
election. It may be, that Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
and even New 1 ork may not reiish the idea of coming
under the sharp aud oppressive dominion of the bigoted
and unchri-tianized Puritans of New England_as tbev
would do, in case of disunion. They may, therefore, bv
possibility, vote for our candidate to preserve the L'nion.
Illinois and Indiana may also do the same thing. But
we should not rely too confidently upon anv of them._
I.et us rely upon ourselves. Adopt Gov. Wise's sugges
tion. and arm at once. Put the militia in thorough cou
dition for prompt aud efficient action. And, to protest
nur oysters, build five steel-pJuteJ steamers, each carrv
ing from 12 to SO rilled cannon—and ten sttel-plattj ,
gunboats—each carrying one Armstrong gun. In the I
meantime, confer with our sister States of the South, and
concert a line of action to be pursued by all. To be prepar
cl for the «->r«t U the best moans of avoiding it. If wc
sre ready for any contingency, we can at least secure a J
peaceful dissolution of the l'nion, if we cannot save the
1 1< a-_ .
Puses Edward, Vsl, Dec., 9th, 1859.
In tkf Editor of thr lllij;
In a recent Issue you informed us that the Convention
of the Opposition, formally called to meet during the
present month, had been postponed. We regard this
measure as a master stroke of policy, and sincerely tru-t
that it will be attended by more advantages than one._
On.* particular benefit to be derived is that the counties
which heretofore have neglected to appoint delegates will
now have ample opportunity to do so, and we hope they
will improve the occasion. The county of Prince Ed
ward, where lives some of the most worthy members of
the Opposition, has not yet appointed a single delegate.
It is to be hoped that this unpardonable negligence will
be atoned for by prompt and speedy aetion. Let the
Whigs, then, of this county meet at the next term of
their county court, and redeem the character they have
so nobly and faithfully sustained. And let men be ap
pointed delegates, who will rote the ticket of their own
party. We deem it incumbent on every conntv that can
muster any opposition force at all, to participate in this
measure. Affairs indicate that we are on the eve of some
momentous revolution. What that revolution is to be
we cannot say ; but we can and do say that it becomes
us ail to be interested in the matters at stake.
It has lieen asked what the Convention is going to do.
There is time enough to determine what it shall do. We
think it judicious at present to preserve a “masterly in
Consequences may result from the recent exciting
events which would require a total change in our system
of tactics; therefore we trust that the Opposition wiil not
!>-• guilty of precipitation. Patient waiting til! February
will show us the best method of action, and by that time
we trust that every county iu the State w ill have perform
ed its part, so that there ruay be a full aud effective meet
ing of the chivalrous and gallant Whigs of Virginia.
The intimate relation sustained by the Central railroad
to li e business interests and material prosperity of the im
portant section of the State traversed by it, renders it a
matter of the highest moment to the public as well as to
the individual stockholder, that the administration of its
affairs should be characterized not only by prudence and
economy, but also by an enlightened and liberal regard
to the welfare of those great interests of the State design
ed to be subserved by its construction.
It is therefore unnecessary forme to offer an apology
for calling attention to a few |>oints contained in the re
cent report of the President and Directors of a work in
which so Large a portion of the community are inter
1 The annual report submitted to the late meeting of tho
’ stockholders of the Central road opens with a self-con
gratulatory, it not boastful spirit in reference to the in
creased income and diminished "expense of admiDistrs
tion” of the road, for the year just closed, in all of
which I as sincerely and heartily rejoice as any rnembe
of the Board.
The ‘grow receipts" for the year closing on the 30th
of September last, are stated at the sum ot #062,4n«l mi
an increase of <b5,36d 93 over last year ; and the ex
pense of administration for same time is stated at f2«9,
T'»8 01, being a decrease of <2<>,3I8 <>2, as compared
with the year 1859.
; But an examination of the report discloses the tome,
i »hat singular lact, that the Board have omitted to
i charge to the "expen-e of administration” the auioanl
pnid to the State for the n«e of the Blue Ridge Railrovd
! aud tunnels. Upon what principle this is done we are
tuiuruicu. I lies.: sum*, wnetner small or great, are
as legitimate item* in the annual expense account as
fuel, negro hire, or salaries. The Central Railroad can
no more perform it* ordinary and proper work of u»n
porting tonnage and passenger*, without paring the**
charges, than it can dispense with conductor*, engine
drivers, or fuel. Constituting, therefore, a* they do,
part and parcel of the ordinary, uattal and indispensable
current expense* of operating the road, there exist* no
rea*on why they should not l.e charged to that account.
With thi* correction the expense account will stand
'•Expenses of administration" per report, $289,708 01
Add amount paid State for the two of lilua
Ride Railroad tunnel* a* per Treasurer'*
report, pages 18 and 20,. 28,434 33
T0'"1..$293,142 86
Expense for 1858 per report, - . . . $290,086 02
Add for use Blue Beige road and tunnel, 7,|n| 93
ToUl>.$297,167 96
Mailing a difference of two thousand, fifteen dollar* and
sixty cent* in favor of the year 1839, instead of over
twenty thousand dollars a* claimed in the report, and
thi* of course reduce* the nett Income from $3*2.896. to
$337,282. This error arises doubtlea* from an undue
anxiety on the part of the Board to diminish the propor
tion the annual expense bears to the groas income of the
road, under the idea that that alone constitute* the true
criterion by which the administration of its affairs i* to
be judged.
At page 4 of this year* report, we are informed that
the amount of interest paid during the year,
"•* • • * • $102,784 08
But the repot I of 1858 at page 15, Mates the
indebtednea* of ever* description at $I,8|4,8I9 60
I the interest upon which for one year at 6
per cent, I*.$98,877 17
Excess over legal interest 1,086 88
.Showing four thousand and odd dollars of interest
p»!d during the year over and above tha legal interest
on th* “indebtednes* of every description" at the date
of the report for 1658. How this happen* the Htockbol
der* »ro no where informed. They «re not told th*t any
part of thei rdebt is beat ing a higher rate of interest than 8
per cent, and we can scarcely imagine that a company
paying cash dividend* every six months, and boasting of
j a nett annual income of nearly four hundred thousand
, dollars, Is tinder the necessity of negotiating temporary
loans at an illegal and usurious rate of intercut There
is nothing conteined in the report throwing any light
upon this matter. *
Agsin. under the head of " whole debt of the compa
| ny," we have this statement:
“Funded debt secured by mortgage, $1,247 <tOO fsi
I Of this «um $ tofi isk. iki is payable in 1872
and 18811, and the balance in 1884, to
, meet all of which a sinking fund is com
Bonds issued for dividend* payable in 1885,
,1888, and 1875, $238,316 00
Thi* amount is alao provided for by the
■inking fund.”
Thi* Statement I* copied from the report I have been
commenting upon, and the only impression it ran make
on the mind of the reader, is that a sinking fund has been
commenced and is now in operation, sufficient to absorb
a* it mature* the entire debt of this company, amount
ing ** it doe* to one million and a-half of dollars. But
an examination of the report of 1868, a* referred to, die
j close* the fact that the only Milking fund now “ com
| meneed " |s one of $20,000 (began In 1862) and designed
aloue to meet the two small mortgage debts, and the
dividend l>»nd«, amounting together, at that date, to the
-urn of >553,166, And a table accouqianviug that report,
shows that this siuking fund will pay these two debts by the
year I860, aud leave but the "email balance” of >8,35V.—
Aud that report ftartber shows that any provision for the
remaining debt, of more than a million of dollars, by a
shikiug land or otherwise, was expressly aud in terms
postponed until the year |86«. And the contemplated
provision for It then, by s sinking fund. was made depen
dent upon future and uncertain contingencies, vis : tlie
l completion ol the Covington and Ohio road to the White
I Sulphur Springs, and a nett increase of #350,000 to the
Central, consequent thereon.
Now, under this state of facts, aa developed by their
own reports, with what propriety can the Board say, that
'"a sinking fund is commenced” to meet all the debts of
the company, when the only sinking fund they have es
tablished, pays, and was designed to pay bv th* year
■ I860, but little more than one-third of tho debt ?
It ia far front my intention to charge tho Board of
Director* with tho delilteralc design of deceiving and
misleading the public and the Stockholders ou thi* sub
ject, but the carelessness and inacuracy that characteri
zes those statements, are absolutely without excuse or
*|H>logy, in a grave and deli!>erately prepared paper, in
tended aud professing, to furnish reliable information in
reference to the present condition, and future prospects
of this great work of internal improvement. If I under
stand correctly the reports, the present debt of the com
P*nT »» >1.528.951.58 ,
Which It is proposed to increase by 1864, to 2,000,000,00
(The object of this increase is not stated, but it is sup- |
posed to be for the completion of the road to Covington.) i
The provision contemplated for the extinguishment of I
thi* large debt, as explained in the reports of the Presi
dent and Directors to the Stockholders, is a* follow*
Sinking fund of >20,000, commenced in 185S, per* bv
188". .... >582,649 Sit
Sinking fund of #29,000, to t* commenced
in 1864, will pay by 1884, * 999,818 74
Total, .... >1,562,468 10
Winch sum, deducted from tlie debt of two millions,
will leave, in the year 1884, >137.531 90, for which the '
Hoard neither make now, nor propose in the future, any
provision. This, I think, a correct statement of the eon- j
dition of the debt, as gathered from the two last report*.
1 think it an indisputable proposition that if the Di
rectory of any work of internal imrpovement, whatever,
commences paying dividends, without having first made
provision for meeting all tlie pecuniary obligations of
ibe company, orer whose interests they preside, ihev sre
but ftorrow-i-o; money to divide among their stockholders i
An enlightened regard to the substantial interests of j
the stockholder* aud the just rights of the creditors of !
the company, it seems to tne, would coucur in -.iMlaiuiug 1
the wisdom of that policy, shich provide* ample mean*
for the liquidation of all tlie debts as they mature, before
the payment ot cash dividend*. But I have shown that ;
while the Directors of the Central Railroad are ditiding
4 j per cent among ila stockholders, they are borrowing i
money at more than 6 per cent per annum, and have I
made provision for but little over one-third of the pres
ent indebtedness of the couipanv.
to ax ix»’iTl*rx:i.
Mo.xbar, Dec. 12.
The Senate was called to order at 12 o'clock, Lieut, j
Tier. Jackson in tlie Chair.
Prayer by tlie Rev. Mr. Woodbridge.
nitta xxruRTxn.
By Mr. COGI1ILL : To amend 1st sec. of an act passed 1
April 1st, 1S3S, entitled au act to amend the !4lh sec. of
chap. 38 of the Code of Virginia, as amended by the 4th
set-, of an act entitled an act amending the Code of Vir- |
ginia, passed March 31. 1 S31, so as more effectually to
prevent dealing aith slaves or free negroes, and to repeal
the 2d sec. of said act.
By the same : Amending and re-enacting the 7th sec. !
of chap. 130 of the Code of Virginia, so as to restrict ip
peals from the judgment of Justices of the Peace. ,
By Mr. BEALE: To incorporate the People's Savings !
Br Mr. CLAIBORNE: Making an appropriation to the
Lunatic Asylum next to the Alleghany mountains.
By Mr. AUGUST: Empowering Committee of Militarr
Affair- to semi for persons and paper*.
By Mr. FAXTOX: Ot referring to Military Committee
»o much of the Governor"- message as proposes to make
the Virginia Military Institute a part ot the militarr es
tablishment of the State, Ac.
By Mr. GKEEVKK: Of reporting a bill for the con
struction of n turnpike road from Wytbeville to Moun
tain Lake, in Giles county.
By Mr. 11 It Kit AM Of confirming the sale of the old
Magazine tract of laud at Westham, iu lienrico county.
By Mr. BRANNON: Of paying a judgment, rendered
in the Circuit Court of Richmond, in Uvor of Samuel
Chenowith against the Commonwealth.
By Mr. X EESuX: Of awarding executions, by Clerks
of the Circuit Courts, ou forfeited forthcoming bonds
where no defeuce is made.
By Mr. PATE: Of making appropriation by the Stale
for the completion of the bridge aero** Coal river, at the
Upper Fulls, in Kanawha.
By Mr. AUGUST: Of incorporating the Yirgiuia Life
Insurance Co.
By Mr. DICKINSON: Of completing the Flovd Court
House and HiUsville Turnpike Hoad to the Wilson Creek
and South Fork T mu pike.
By Mr. LYNCH ; Ut incorporating the Mutual Life In
surance Co. of Va.
Bv Mr. NEW MAN : Of clun*isfl lave precinct in
Masoncounty, from Henry Love's house to Love's meet
ing hou-e.
By Mr. STUART: Of amending the charter of the
uew Shenandoah Company, so as to authorize the estab
lishment of a toll-gate at Front Koval.
By Mr. BUUCB: Of authorizing the establishment of
a Bank upon.thc State Stock principle at Charlotte Court
By Mr. CARRAWAY: Of am nding the] 12th section
of chapter V*5 of the Code, so as to avoid mi--construe
tion as to the boundaries of the N'orfalk County Dock,
and the right ol the Norfolk Countv Court to control the
By Mr. AUGUST: Of amending see. 20, chap. 52 of
the Code.
By Mr. PAXTON’ Of making an appropriation for ex
tending the Franklin and Monterey Turnpike to the
Warm Springs, in the county of Bath.
By Mr. COGUILL: Of reporting bill No. 42 for relief
of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues.
By Mr. CARRAWAY : Of amending sec. 2ft, chap. 101
I of the Code, so as to make the same applicable to the
| waters within the jurisdiction of Princess Anne county.
By Mr. NEESON : Of equalizing the tax on writs in the
Circuit and County Courts.
By Mr. C. Y. THOMAS: Of requiring the Circuit
Judges of ibis Commonwealth to alternate within the
section ill which they are flbeted in holding the terms of
| their respective courts.
By Mr. DICKINSON : For constructing a branch of
the Floyd and HiUsville Turnpike Road to the North Car
! olina line.
By Mr. EARLY : Of increasing the oipita] stock of
the El Dorado Turnpike Company.
rrr trios*.
Rv Mr. STCAKT : Of Thomas Winn, ol the State of
Iowa, praying that the punishment of Edward Coppoe,
now under sentence of death, may be commuted to cou
fitiemen in the Penitentiary.
On motion of Mr. THOMAS, of Fairfax, i was referred
to the Committee for Courts of Justice, with power to
send for persons and papers.
The following i- the petition referred to :
j 7b Ms vnvb mil //viw •/ at M« < ■ ■inm,.nirr.iHh ot
Hrai’.il / in ii.n*, I.
The Memorial< f the uudcrsia»c«J, a cltlx~n of the Elate <,f lows
respectfully represent that E.lain C»ppoc, a clu««n of lh*l Sl*t*!
it now In jail at Charlmiown, JrtWs • • county, \ a., under ih~ wn
t*-f»ce of «|eath for hla part it Ipailoo In the laic dcplorsbb- affair at
Harper'* Kerry,
Your memorial.«t would respectfully aak your honorable bo ly
to tomoitite »b- sai l aetitrac* to imprisonment In the Peniteoti*
r>; and. In enpport of aaid r^uMi, begaleare u, submit the follow
ing f*rts :
K lwln i' rppoc waa left an orphan at the age ofil* years, lie Is
quite a young man, not having yet attained ids Jlih year, and has
heretofore sustained an excellent reputation. Your memorialist
ha* be«*n well m qealnted wi'h hlru during the last nine years, and
can truly bear testimony that, up to the period ..f bis most uofor
lunate acquaintance with John Brown, bs was an Aoncstf, imtu*
ir^tus, trut’.f-ti ami Lttr abiding pormm.
Your memorialist would further represent that the acquaintance
of Edwin Cnppov with John Brown is of very recent dat**, and that
he had no ktunrUogr or iio/NUiit/dSte iri/A Mm uKnUtrr in
Y ur memorialist would respectfully refer to the evidence addu
fed on the trial of other parties, which goes to show that Edwin
t’oppoc was not fully apprised of John Brown's design , that bs
had no Intention whaterer to comn.lt either treason or murder, and
that in fact no on« fell by hie hand.
Tour memorialist would al«o respectftrtiy refer to the evidence,
which abundantly proves that Edwin Coppoe’e conduct towards the
prisoner* whom Brown held at Harper's Kerry was marked through
ut by a kindly feeling, and a drrlrc, frequently eipreaaed, the'
they should place thrmsHvc* In positions where they would be
shielded from Injury, as he did not wish to see any of them hart
Your memorialist would further orge, on behalf of this young
man, that, during hia imprisonment In the jail at Charlestown, his
conduct baa been commendable and Ms correspondence entirely
inei^ epti .nah’e, accompanied by a heartfelt repentance for the
wrong he has committed . and that there Is at Harper's Kerry and
I Charlestown, where the fact# are known, a general desire that his
ter*uar« should he comnutsd In eon if deration of his meritorious
• treatment of flrown's prisoners
On these considerations, and others which might be offered, your
memorialist be*** hrs appeal to your honorable bodv on hche'f of
Edwin Copplc, and truststhat. In the exerels* of a dignified mode
ration, you will. In Ms case, 1mm por Jmntirr ftWk mercy
Very rrspectfu ly, THOMAS WIff Jf.
Richmond, Va Her in, |«M.
By Mr. PENN VHACKER : From L. W Oambrill, a.k
ing lhat it may be mad* diaerctionary with the County
Court* to malt* rraaonahle allnwanc* for Clerka.
fly Mr. ARMSTRONG : Of Jacob Vaumet-'r and other
"nr*tip* of the Sheriff of lf*rdy county, taking to bo re
leaaed from payment of damages in coo*e<|uci>c« ofde
fault of "aid Sheriff.
My Mr. CLAIBORNE: Of P. B. Burke and othcra,
aaking that rrrtain land* in Prlm-e Georg* may h* mid
and the |irocp*d» h* Inverted In But* Block or othrr
good security. (A will and Mil accompanied th< petition )
By Mr. IHHELL: Of Thomaa A Morae, l’|*rk of
County Court of .Icffemon, for reduction of tai on Clerka’
fly Mr. COLEMAN : Offito. K. Taylor, Clrrk of Coun
ty Court of Caroline, aaking the earn*.
vnit nttat.tao ttit.t.
Wa* taken up, and Mr. RIVEN made a long .perch
I ag .inal it.
Mr. AtfOI'BT replied to Mr. RIVEB In favor of the
patwage of the hill.
Mr. BRANNON then roar Sid replied to <)tie«tinn«pro
j pounded to him by Mr. RIVEB. H« moved that the vote
ny which the hill Wa" ordered to he *ttgro«"*d he recon
I aidered. The motion wa* carried hy the following vote
Alt"—Meaara. Hrannon, llrure, Caldwell, Caraon, Car
taway. Carter, f'hriatian, Claiborne, Coghill, Coleman,
flay, French, Oreevrr. Iwtaell, 4obn*on, Knight, I at no,
Logan, Lvncli, Marahall, Ma"aie, MrKenney, Neal, Nee
t "on, Newton, Newman, Pate, J’pnnvbecker. Rive*. Smith,
Smart, Thomaa of Fairfai, Tltoma* of Franklin, Townea,
Nova—Meaar* Armstrong, Angnat, I lea lay Early, Fin
ney, Gatewood, Thompaon. l!r*|uhart—A. f
Mr. Arill'Sr moved t<> lay on the table, die waa pf
opinion that before tomorrow he would regret the prp
aenUtion of attch a hill. •
Mr. BRANNON aaid he had carefully eonaldared the
matter apt) consulted with oilier Sena’.;:, on it.
Mr. Al’dl'dT theu withdraw hi* luotioo, and the bill
and amendment were referred to the Committee on Court*
of Justice.
On luotioo of Mr. McKKKNKY, the Senate ad
Monday, Dec. IS
Tlie House met at IS o'clock, and was called to order
by Speaker Crutchfield.
Prayer by Dr. Iloge, of the Presbyterian church.
A {wiper was presented by the Sprarrr, read and
ordered to be printed, tendering the approval, sympathy
and co-operation of that Stale in all niattera of a section
al character. [\Ye will give the communication hereaf
The SrEAEER announced ths following committee*:
On Ik* 0*it*r Tax.—Messrs. Basocll, Logan, Kemper,
Merer*, Walker, lUddick. Watson, of A., Graham, Kraus,
Ballard. Carter and Matthew*.
On fVw Xepro*i.—Messrs. Pretlow, Fleming, Hunt,
Taylor, Tutwilerand Furguson.
Aifair* of Ik* Capitol.—Messrs. Mrera, Baas, Qibson,
of it.. Hunter. MoCue, Miller, of 8. A W., McKinney,
Woolfolk and Earle.
Mr. BARBOUR presented a memorial from a citizen of
Illinois, iorokitig the clemency of the State, in behalf of
t'oppic, oue ol tlie condemned prisoners at Harper's Ker
The following petitions were presented and referred ;
Of the officers of the corporation of Princeton in Pres
cot, for an act compidling ,t*yinent of taxi’s.
Of Henry T. Perry and oilier* for the removal of th*
county seat of McDowell.
Of the county court of Richmond county for a ferry
across Rappahannock Creek.
For the construction of a turnpike from Richmond
city to Cornelius Creek in Henrico.
Of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Rockbridge county
fur the equalization of taxes of clerk* and others.
Of the clerk of Brunswick for th* reduction of taxes
on fees.
Ol Jordan Porter and others for the change of the lino
between Carroll and Wythe.
Defining the line between Login and Boone.
For the incorporation of the towu of Sutton in Brax
Of S. H. A 0. lairing relative to county court clerks.
Of the Mountain Lake and Salt Sulphur Turnpike com
pany for an increase of their capital Mock.
Of John Shockley to have taxes improperly (laid by
him refunded.
Tli* Committee on Court* of Jattire reported a bill
amending the 26th sec. of 176 chap. of the Code; also a
bill for the dissolution of tlie Portsmouth Providence
The Committee on (Intranet* reported a bill for the
relief of John Morris*; also a bill to change the line ol
the counties of Warren and Clark.
The f-ommittec on Hoailt anj Xarioation reported the
following Bills.
For the construction and equipment of the Covington
A Ohio Railroad.
Increasing the capital stock of the El Dorado Turupiko
For a further subscription to the Alexandria, I.oudotiti |
A Hampshire railroad.
Amending the charter of the Meehanicsburg A Wythe
turnpike, authorising a change of route.
For tho completion of the Va., Central railroad.
For the completion of the Itiranna improvement.
Incorporating the Raccoon ford and Brandy station
turnpike co.
Increasing the capital stock of tlie Roanoke Valley
Incorporating the Pittsylvania railroad company.
McAdamizing the road from the Pennsylvania line to
Extending the Richmond A Danville railroad.
Incorporating the Charlestown A Sutton turnpike.
nr a»r. at auki ur.tt—Uf amending chap. 174, sec. 1
of the Code.
By Mr. SMITH—Of incorporating the Gallatin Com
pany, in Kanawha.
By Mr. FCRGUSON—Of constructing a turnpike from
Town’- creek to White creek.
By Mr. BURWELL—Of establishing a precinct elec
tion at the house of Mr. Dehart, in Patrick.
By Mr. HOPKINS—Of constructing a turnpike from
Abing'lon to the Russell C. II. and Saltvillo turnpike.
Bv Mr. GRAHAM—Of withdrawing and recommitting
bill No. lift.
By Mr. ROBERTSON—Of making uegrooa witnesses
against Abolition emissaries, and adopting other mea
sures to counteract the hostile movements of Abolition
By Mr. BALLARD—Of amending the law providing
for att-chtnents against absconding debtors.
By Mr. WATKINS—Of constructing a railroad in
Northampton and Accotnac.
Bv Mr. DICKINSON, of R.—Appointing the Nth for
the election of basement officers. I.aid on the table.
By Mr. CRANK—Of constructing a turnpike in Ran
By Mr BAILEY—Of constructing a turnpike from
Mason C. II. to the Covington and Ohio Railroad.
By Mr. RICHARDSON—Of incorporating Franklin
Lodge. No. 13, l td 1-Fellows, in Wheeling.
By Mr. KNOTT—Of purchasing 6<sX> shares of Balti
more and Ohio Railroad stock, held by Wheeling.
By Mr. BLUE—Referring to Armory, Governor's mes
i-src relating to it.
By Mr. TAT LOR—Amending fith sec. chap, ys of the
By Mr. SMITH, of T.—Of establishing a Bank in Graf
ton, Taylor county.
By Mr. T! KNER—Of increasing the capital stock of
the Gilmer and Braxton turnpike company.
By Mr. PATTERSON—Of amending charter of Mid
dle creek turnpike company.
By Mr. MT ERS—Of establishing a Board of Claims.
By Mr. FROST—Of authorizing the Sergeant of Ravens
wood to act as Constable.
By Mr. ARNOLD—Of referring portion of Governor's
message to Committee on Schools.
By Mr. JOHNSON—Of constructing a turnpike in Bar
bour and Tucker.
By Mr. KT LE—Of refunding to the citizens of Carroll
a portion of their taxes.
By Mr. COW AN—Of constructing a road in Preston.
Bv Mr. DUCK W ALL—Of releasing the securities of the
Sheriff of Morgan county from certain penalties.
Bv Mr. MATTHEWS—Of amending an act Incorpora
ting the IjOwishnrg Female Institution.
Bf Mr. LOCKRIDGK—Of subjecting free negroes to
confinement in the penitentiary for certain offences.
By Mr. LUCAS—Of establishing a precinct election at
the house of John Bsrnes, in Giles.
By Mr. HOFFMAN—Of facilitating claimants of lands
to obtain title*.
By Mr. MoNG—Of allowing the people of Berkeley to
vote on repealing rosd laws.
By Mr. MILES—Of contracting a tnrnpike in Lee.
By Mr. MARTIN—Of amending 13th see. chap. VS of
the Code c-f Vs.
By Mr. WELSH—Of constructing a turnpike road in
Gilmer and Braxton.
By Mr. MONTGOMERY—Of making certain portion*
of Kanawha river a lawful fence.
By Mr. KEEN—Of amending the charter of Danville.
By Mr. RISHIE—Of allowing dredgea for taking oys
ter*. and requiring license for the use.
By Mr. MILLER—Of withdrawing petition of Mr. Mar
tin. of l.ee, and re-committing.
By Mr. WARD—Of amending 1st sec. chap. 65, act
passed I853.
Mv Mr. IIAi MOND—Or authorizing stockholder* of
Independent bonds, lo transfer their stock on certain
H' Mr. KAI’FMAV—Of withdrawing and re-commit
ting bill 496.
Br Mr. MEDLEY—Of passing a law defining liabilities
of riilroads for destruction of horses, rattle, Ac.
Bv Mr. BENTLEY—Of ceding to Mecklenburg part of
II ilifai.
By Mr. WERT—Of extending time for Sheriffs to par
in taxes.
By Mr. PIIELPS—Of withdrawing and re-committing
bill No. |o.
By Mr. LYNN—Of providing that executions against
free negroes shall operate as lien on them.
By Mr. MACPIN—Of making forthcoming bonds ta
ken by constable* returnable before single justices.
By Mr WATSON—Of exempting one stave of every
owner from execution.
By Mr. TAYLOR—Of changing the line betwneo
Prince Edward and Nottoway.
By Mr. MAtSRCDKR—Of constructing a turnpike in
By Mr. FROST—Of incorporating! Ravenswood Igidgr
Odd Fellow*. *
By Mr. JOHNSON—Of taking from County Court* *11
civil judicial jurisdiction, tnd increasing number of Cir
cuit Judges.
By Mr. RICHARDSON—Of incorporating Ohio Lodge
of Msaon* in Wheeling, of incorporating Wheeling Com
mandery Knight Templars; of incorporating Wheeling
Cnion Royal Arch Mason.- of incorporating Wheeling
Lodge 188; of incorporating Concord Lodge in South
By Mr. PHELPS—Of constructing a turnpike in Trier !
and Ritchie.
Br Mr. NcKRNZIR—Of amending the charter of the
Farmer and Mechanics' Savings Bank in Atexsndria.
Bv Mr. HOFFMAN—Of transferring titles of forfeited
zonfr kxsnirrtoe.
Mr IlLFR offered a resolution for the election of a
Superintendent of the Penitentiary on the 17th, and
Basement officer*. Laid on the table.
•ills os msia riser srsruso.
The CWk read the following bill* •
Forming* new county of parts of Nicholas, Braxton
and Randolph.
Mr. CRANE moved that It bo laid on the table, and it j
w.s* so disposed of.
Incorporating an Insurance company in Howardsville,
Amending charter of the Bank of Roanoke.
Amending 26th section, chapter 178, of tha Code of
Authorizing the diseolution of the Portsmouth Provi
dence Society.
Changing the line between Warren end dark* conn
For the relief of John Mortise, for taxes Improperly
For the construction and equipment of the Covington
and Ohio K.llroad,
For the completion of the Virginia Central Railroad.
Amending the charter of the Wyth' and Mechanics
burg Turnpike snd changing the route.
Miking a further subscription to the Alexandria and
fioudoun Railroad Co.
Providing for the completion of tha Rlvanna Improve
Increasing the eapi'sl stock of tha Kl Dorado Turnpike
Incorporating tha Raccoon Ihnd and Brandy Sutton
1 Turnpike Qo.
lucreariug Ike capital Mock of tb* Roanoke Valle?
Kail road Company.
Incorporating the Pittsylvania Railroad Co.
Kor Me Adamitiug the road from the Pennsylvania tin*
to Kainuuuni.
Authorising a aubacriptloo on the part of the State to
the ealenaion of the Richmond and Danville Kadioad
Incorporating (be t'harlcetou and Sutton Turnpike Com
Incorporating Virginia Lodge No. J, Odd Ko flows of
On motion of Mr McKENZIE. the Houee adjourned.
[aaTtranai'a raocavmans coacLinxn.]
Mr. Curry, of Alabama, eald that there were occasions
when nations like individuals held theirbrrath.andawait
ed the result of quick passing events. The conflict in
tiua House did not grow out of the conflict or Speaker ;
not out ol Helper a hook , not out of John Brow uVforay.
They were hut the Incidents of a principle ; the revela
tions of a purpose, which was deep in the Northern mind
sml which found its maximum expression, in Weudall
I hllips, and its minimum expression in the gentleman
from Ohio, nominated for Speaker. This principle was
that holding man in bondage Is a crime; this purpose,the
extinction of that bondage. Mr. furrr proceeded to
quote from an address of the Anti-Slavery Society, issued
in 1S35, in which Lloyd Garrison declared that the Abo
litionists would not spill one drop of blood to free all the
•lares in tue South, and from the recent speech of Weu
dell Phillip# in New York, declaring that the Harper's
Kerry slaughter was the natural result of anti slsverv
teachings a» showing the advance of the Abolition
ists towards exciting insurrection, lie also quoted
the resolutions ol the Whig partv in the National Con
vention of 1863. approving the f ugitive Slave low, and
the resolution* of the Ohio Republican Convention of
1S.VI, (composed in moat part of the same Whigs) de
claring the same law unconstitutional; as indicating the
progress oft Ini more moderate Northern partv in the
same direction. lie urged the Northern men to resist
this Hood which was hearing thorn and their societv along
to the detraction of everything just, Iwautiful and holv
In civilisation. (Applause.) In the South, we were not
particularly exact in defining the degree* of Northern
opposition to us. Would the Northern States now, if
the Constitution was to bo adopted, agree to the clause
for restoring the fugitive slave, and for slave representa
tion in the Kederal Government ? lie demanded to know
if the Republican party would not abolish slavcrv in the
District of Columbia aod deprive it of protection
in the forts, dock-yard*, and other places of Ked
eral jurisdiction in the Southern States' He paus
ed for a reply, and heard none. They would ao
surround the South that they must exitrminato the ne
groes or flee from their homes. Thev would place Re
publicans in all the Southern office* of' the Kederal Gov
ernment and seek by bribe* of oOtce to reduce the South
to the condition of Ireland, subjugated at the feet of a
master, aud torn into factions ol Orangemen and Ribbon
himself, he firiuly believed that the election
ol \\ m. H. Seward Salmon P. Chase, or any other rep
resentative of the Republican partv on a sectional plat
form ahould be reaisted, even to the dissolution of the
Union. (Loud applause from the Southern members )—
He knew that “the extreme medicine of the Constitution
should not be made our dally food,” and that threat* of
disunion had l>een too often made.
Mr. Etheridge, of Tenn., desired to ask the gentleman
if the Democratic candidate for Speaker shared hi* sent!
ments as to the proper course of action in the event o(
th • election of a Republican President.
Mr. Curry took no notice ol the question, but said that
the recent union meeting* of the North were the voire
of Circe charming never so wisely. Give us actiou in
stead of words. Support the conatitution, repeal un
constitutional law*, and we trust you. He eulogised the
Democratic party and expressed his cordial desire to lock
shields with gentlemen on this floor, in defence of the
constitution aud the Union. He proceeded with a learn
ed explanation of the doctrinea of the State* rights
school, and urged that secession and nullification wore
just remedies Tor an illegal exercise of Kederal power. A
more frequent resort to these measure of defence br the
States would lead to A Con0ciotl4tlf»«x4 nf S'fsili Itnwsr stv.l
prerent infraction of Suts righta. He would urge upon
hi- people immeUintc anil determined resistance iu the
event of the election of a Republican to tbe Presidency.
Mr. Kellogg, of III., tendered his apology to the House
lor hi- violation of iu decorum yesterday.
Mr Logan, of III., followed in a like apologv.
Mr. Staunton, of Ohio, took the floor, but gave way for
a motion to adjourn, which was carried, ares I la, noes
I«)iJ. And accordingly at o'clock, the House adjourn
ArrurTiNo Bereavement.—We are rarely called on
to record so severe a bereavement as that just suauined
by the family of the Hon. John Letcher, in the death of
his second sou, Andrew Holt Letcher. Th« deceased
was a fine, promising youth, on the verge often vearaof
age, and endeared to his relatives and friends by rasnv
engaging and attractive qualities. On Monday week, lie
received a wound from a splinter in the hand, which
seemed to be trifliog, causing no great pain and' giving
no indication of any possible serious consequences. On
Sunday last, however, symptoms of lockjaw werz unmi
Likeably developed, and after several hours o( intense
which medical skill in vain attempted to relieve,
death terminated hi* suffering*. So sodden and heavy *
blow has overwhelmed the family with affliction, and ex
cited a feeling of deep *r,d sincere svnipathv on the part
of our entire community.—Iax. Star.
DtarHAKCE or Tinnurt.—Wm Kinnev, alia* Wm. Tem
pest, who was arrested in Alexandria, under the belief
that iu* was Richard Realfe, Brown's Secretary of State,
was discharged from custody on Saturday. It appears
that he i* a prodigal son of Mr. Samuel Kinney, a eont
inissinn merchant and nurseryman, who resides at New
castle-upon-Tync, Ragland.
North Carolina.—The Governor and Counril of North
Carolina, at a recent meeting, tendered the warm sym
pathy of the Slate to Virginia, determined to demaud N.
Carolina's quota of arms from the General Government,
and recommended the re-organization of the militia.
Old Dominion Society.—The Virginians, resident in
New ^ ork, have organiz'd themselves into a -ocial an.l
benevolent aociely, and about one hundred have enrolled i
their names. They propose to hold their anniversaries
on the 13th of May.to celebrate the settlement of James
town in Virginia,
To t\4 Editor qf (/.#• lit -\n**nd WMq :
a.. Ait-a , Ou. Cun**. Hanover Co.. V*.
KIM-Allow nf for th* purpexe of correcting m**apprehen
hetxion, m l for the 1 formation of relation* and Mend*, to give a
correct »ta'~fnent of the circ.j-nttanr** connected with the Injury
.l^neMn Travr*. at the Old Church Hotel, by the Serf
.. a a. . SF on the Tth Inet. which hare born
alluded to In the public print* I am living at MarPmurne, within
a few' ral.aa of that Hotel, and mr brother, Harwell B Hayrc. like
nytaelf, a native nf Virginia, hut for the paat ¥0 years, a resident
of Frankfort. Kentucky, waa with hi* family, tpendlnf nm tlka
with roe. On yederday, about 4 o'clock In the afternoon, toy broth
er and mjietf were ailed upon l.y a friend and neighbor, who In i
formed u« that *er'.oua rumor*, of projected udcchlrf In our ml.tet.
were ail .at, and that that right wa* the time Aged by the projec*
tora an I we wrr* the n r« qu.aied to meet the g«nilemwn of the
neighborhood in twenty minute*. at th* Old Church Hotel, with
any Are arm* in our potrnlni, from whence different v ouu voud
pvtrol different portion* of the neighborhood.
My brother thru hnrrledly took hi* pt*tol*, which were not load
ed, and went immediately over to the Hotel, locating on my re
maining at home, with hi* wife and my own, a* I wa* quit* alck
with a cold, and the evening wa* »t«r»ny.
On reaching the Hotel, the proprietor, Mr Llp*comhe, invited
my brother to an upper room, where he could load M« pl*toM Im
mediately, the whole party eacept hlmaetf being ready and wait
A young man «hen present. James Turner, Bar Keeper at the
Hotel, went with mv brother, to 'how h m the room, and kind
Iv volunteered to *"Ut him In toasting hi* pl'tol*. Having aeated
th*m*eive* nnthe flmir.both were *oon hurriedly engaged In charg
Inr the <l!fi. -ent barrel' of a revolver, on capping and putting
In th-? powder, tbe other ramming down the ball', when. In *om«
way_. God only know* how. th* nietol waa dHchareed the ball
px'VMig inmrn young i urnrr • head. My brother h not a ear*
I •• handler of fire arm*, nor «u It from eiritement. that this *ad
•rddtQt happened
•Jf engag'd in endeavoring lo discharge hla dn»y
lo Ms natire Mat*. Virginia, although ha haa been, for twenty odd
*'•!*•* 'Mucky, and, w*. ,,nly .olournlng lamp-,
rarlly In \lrglnla. Like »T*ry true hearted »«n of our km hi
Ml that II -«i hi, duly lo obey hor roll mod Aght for hor If n*«l
Toung PWr lo qnlat.and apparently far# from pain Hr bo*
_ William aatre.
F ffl< ary of the Ofjrfenatod Rlttera,
From J. C. Draw, Rag., lata Olty Treasurer.
nym tut*—I have been for aome yeara troubled <. r avion ally
with severe attack* of IndVf-stion , have consulted many nhysl
e»vr»*. tried Allopathy and Ifomeepathy. andean truly aay, I hare
r-eet red more speedy and effortnal relief from the aee of the fkr
yjtn'ttft thtttr*, procured from yoa. <Ado /rum nU ofAer rietf
and moot rheerfallv recommend them to alt who suffer from
a similar aflllrtloa. Vourt truly,
Numeroua certificate* hare been received from rltlten* of the
highest rrtperfability. Every d>*peptle will be amply repaid for
a trial of this medicine.
B^epared hy f»FTH W. fOWI.K A OO , Boston, and for aale by
Richmond, and hy appointed agents la tverv county, and Dray
girl* generally._ ’ *nt*-4cAwlw
tin. APT HOTICP—YEA, THE I.AHT All per ton* Indebted lo
m« Indlrlduolly, will plroo* call and Hill* Ihclr uceaant*. nr «l*c
I will glr, than* Into lha band* o! Mh«r* la b* rnll*cUd by lav.
P a—Ha further Indulgence will b» glrcn longer than la lb* I Mb
of December newt. d«6-4A»lm ALCX HILL.
IlI lkKl . neewnor la R Du<|u**nc, JOT Main klrrcl, ha*
• Jim reedwed from Parli a largo and frmh *nppiy at PRRPt;
MRRT, camurlalnc cTwry drwlrabl* anlcl* now In nm. AIM, An*
fancy llalr Pin*. Abell and Bnlf, fancy Inching and drcaalng Camba
with a rarlciy at Mh«r goad*, la which b» would rail lb, attention
ef ladle* and gentlemen
Ornamental llalr Wort of heel quality, ready made, and mad#
to order, at ahorteet noftea. d«1)l —|m
...... . _ Imiwe#, Va., Dee. Ift, i«lf. j
fCllfR Board of Dfreetora of thia Company have declared a dial
1. dend of two an<! a half dollar* per *har* oo th* *lork of tide
Gwmynnj, par*M* en th# ftlal of December to all per*n*»a
Who nrt that day shall he •toshholderit or their duty authorised at
lomeys. v,
The booh* for th* trao^r of flock will he etoaed from the T*lh of
Deeemher till let of January. |Mt,
«li _____ J R MACMTRDO. fuehrer/
HBIUIAL MirriTF. to murr*** _ ><r-■m* i
TO Till LA OK! Till A -Th* steamer TINS Jm£*r**BiOC
I RYLVANIA. Capt David Teal, will Mae# Till a llfBnjMLiTr*
o'clock, P M , Instead ef as advertlaed.
dsIft—U It w Tl mi. Agent j
|/Oft H A IcTVTVOVVR. The regular packet eehr A.U
I L FNMA JAM, Phillips master, having the greater por £uJUL
lien of her cargo engaged and going on hoard, wKl have dlepstrh
If nr remainder of eargo, apply «#
delft-tit __ W D OOl.QfTfTT A OO
I/OH RRNT. Retaining room for the Packet OH<e, v#d|
will rent the balance of the brick warehouse, at the head Hi
I of the Reetn, corner of Canal and **.h street*. 'Dte situation t* a
i desirable one for a feed and grocery stove and for ytovage.
p..««i s*1«>n given January 1*1, l*w
SliftDRIRft t
B ft* hag* choice new clover Reed
10 firkin* choice (toghen Rutter
1ft hhle. nice Applet _
On ronetfuwent, for sale hy W\f R ROTRTRR,
<tN*R_ Oov. Oary and U ate
&JtkXxr*'f w<u*;
Orrtea o* vue im, Dec. It, HM.
Wa copj ihc following paragraph trow an ticking#,
And aiu.t nyrwa »ar hearty reararraaca la the design af tho pro
posed ,-ala. Tha writer ofihia haa aerseul llmaa urged the adoption
of the Ukrnoae of W eehlngton la tha oraamontatloa of tha rwlae of
tha failed ttataa, and la happy to had that tide mode af keeping
the name and memory of tho Pathor af hie Country constantly la
Ikr mlnda of tho peoplo In to bo nrgloctod no longer Thorn rwnid
not ba a more aultable Ume than thn pranaot tor the adoption af
the deelgn
A new half dollar haa been gotten np at the t’nllod Melon Mint,
In rtiUedotphla. n hetabmiuod to llorernmsal for Ha nnpraenl
Tha nan coin, although of tho aamo diameter aa that new la circa
latlon, la much thicker at the rim la coooequenea af tha deeper
•Inking of lhe die, ami hence much more durable. On oar kMa la 4
a model Ilea portrait of Washington, with the bead wreathed with
laurel . the word Ubcety apoo a ecreU over the boat; at the bot
tom Ibe date, I via . and around the whole the words rolled at alee
of America, la plain waU adapted retard letters. On the reverse
aide, a wreath of grain envelope the word Half Dollar la tha noma
beau d/el toil era.
Rautam—Corn la vtiger, and batter prices ore non obtained —
The lower qualities of Wheat are also higher, and the aondltlon of
■he market la now more feverehlo to the teller than ll kaa boon tor
vome Ume pail Leather and Croon Baited Hldee kava declined.
Tha flour and Tobaeaa market* era unchanged. Oroeorire are
Heady. Tha auction eale af Bag or showed that full prices wars
maintained. Yesterday, lono baga of prime Rle Oogee ware void
privately, on tha aawal terms, at a akada baton IIX eta.—the high
act tgnrsaobtained,lit this market, tor aa large a lot. slaee Ittl.—
Wo a.I ranee ear qaulnUoui accordingly. U other articles wa have
no change to rapert.
wmS ocd«r> JU^Lw^pei^m'^Alevu to*ftTputd*^
Arrut-With n very light Apply upon Ih* market. Rad and
Craeti of the common varleUea or* *elllug nt tfNO'X porbbL,
Pippin*. ttag) par hbl.
B*tya --The market conllnuas firm, Wa quota Bides al 11 eta.,
Shoulderv et »«*. llama, plain, UX«-; A* Secured, 1>XA>4
cenu. Todd a do. Ik Ola.
luawtl-Wr quota al Pul Me V W.
ahSr«,s®*k cu“°U eta.; fair lo good 11® *0. Go
AdamanUna al tOAM cants •
Mitchell a Patent tl A”* cla ; Mnnhaltanvtlla PnL BYAhJ: Tallow
Jnckton a, Ike; Sperm 410Ike. 1 #
Cowanr — We quota lamer Hirer Hydraulic Cement at tl S0A1
Ik par bbl Other kind* aame price.
Coaa - Price* have Improved, and we now qaete old nt KkAtn
cla; new luggl* eta
Coan Msu.-We quote at gl gi bn*, for city bolted.
Oorrmi-Wo quote Wo at 11 Xk* I dels.; Lagaayra 11XA1IU
coou ; Java It cenu . Mocha Ik ceula. •mgwayra ID X
ontlrnc4.%c*U,'—W* s*01* 0<>UBUJ •» *00** ccolr, city 94 canto;
PtAtaeaa.—We quote prime at 44 eta; firm.
Puavtuvaas— Wa quote Peruvian lluano nl gkBAtO • too wlthaot
L**"* UU"J *4TX : American 4U ; Colombian
*•"; Hr vie an #33, Reeve’* Manlpu
U¥2a*>iD',W7 * S*'!;r,lho Pko*Ph*‘» «f Ume |44 SO.
tor>A '»-*.?*“ UbM,b* u» #4; Mackerel. #1U®10X
Puwa—We quote Superfine al 1 11® #400. The market coa
limit* InirUrf, iu Ur aa wr can Imhi.
r»ctT—W* <iu >lr Kwisln*. layer, at V box; 91 00 V hfKow
Runch tlTk^bov, tl »• V half bo* gl yZ’S
» eta, Plfvlrqkto cla, Almnmta, Bord , Ik eta. Soft Shell Ilk 0U
Pecan., Vllbert. and Walnut.. 10 cu 4Xco. Hula, #4 OU per lV '
Dixie*.. U lu deinotad al ftu cU. y It V •
Ing tkVoT'-W* ‘,"OU BU*Un*’ * “ MX04; Sport
U»v —Wa quota Northern baled at tl 10 from wharf, and tl
16 from store *
Hinga—Wa quote dry al 11 Allw eta; green Ailed 4X0* A
butcher. ,4S CU; calf vklna »l 814*1*1. W
, lnon —Wc quoto Pig nt *YTAB4, according to quality and qaanU
~“®°" Rbfltah Rnr. tBO; angtlflh Regard fM®VO HwvdA lira
0]*k; Tredegar and Armory t»0 to 100; American hnmmarad 1100
to 100.
Liao.—W. quote prime Western la bbto, nl 11X01* Ota ; ke.e
•*X®I* et»; rcBned/ln pnlle, 14 eta. **
JrSAO-—We quote Pig at < cent*, caah and Ume ; Bar 4 I SAT eta
La* to an.—Wa quoto good stamp, hsayy, »lkk*tc. ■ w., mid
die weights, *3 etc; damaged, IKkto cla ; poor, HAH cU; up
par leather, #4.3008 43, u In *Ia, walghl and quality—the latter
price only for mpertnr, heavy •Idee ; Skirting and Harness Loath
or, tthlQ.14, according to qunUty ; Rough Skirting gUAll. Thru,
quotation* are full high.
Uuu—Wa quota Rockland nttl.00 (Tom wharf, and gl.MAl t*
iron stor#.
Mot-Asm.—We quota New Orleans at 4k cents, Cuba. In hhds
*kA*' ; Cohn Muscovado 3SOI>4 cla.; and In bbta. tlx eta ^
l2TT* —~1',oU Br*” *» IJ«-; Shorts *)c.; Brawn Mat
*0 ctu; Ship Slot TB etc.
Haiaa—We quote ’’Old Dominion”brand nt SX cl*.
Osm- We quota al 40Q14Xc. V bn*.
Ptvavua.—Wr quote Lump at M thA4 80; Ground Plaster—
Richmond Oily Mill* at #1.80 gl toa In bulk, and #8.80 packed ■
Calcined 11 3'X©4,VI gl bbl. P
Rica —We quote good to prime nt 4X A^X cento.
Smrw. -Clover—retail price #3 :00.1.IS; Timothy MAI* *S
Orchard liras* tl.*1Ati.ft?W. w*q** -*w.
n e quote Shot at A7.V rta
Bcosae—W • quote New Orleans at 7HAS cent* for good quaM
Uea; H*e. for prime; Porto Rico 7&a cents-oholce Vise.; Cuba
70-* cents. Refined Hugar* Circle A 10 cts ; Kslra 0 $W cts •
C $Va cu; Crashed and Powdered at lOfeAlOK cts; Loaf lie!
Briairo We quote Brandy, OUrd, at $4.5oA6; llennessey I6A
%. American. 1st proof. W cts ; Jamaica Hum $3; New England
fpore) 13^31? cu, do (WhUkyJ 46<&60cU; Peach Brandy $1 600
t 35; \ a. Apple Might 1 35 cu . Northern do 55 eta; Holland OlnM)
0*tl-t6. American do 29ASdc. Whisky —We quote Richmond lleo
tifled 36S037S C»ota ; Cincinnati *?A*5 cents; and 1st proof 95
0**> cents. E. c teams A Co.'s Malted Rye, $1 for new. and glftl
60 for old
Toss (Xu.—We quote old from 4 to $„tf for Lugs, and $7 to
$20 for leaf, according to quality. New M coming In quits freely
In the loose state, and ths quality generally poor We quota Logo
from $3 to $41%, Leaf from 6 ts ft—general sales of (Hemming
leaf from $«H to $¥.
WitaaT.—The market for the lower fades ts mors buoyant, and
with a less regard for discrimination on the part of buyers, seller*
are obtaining better prices than those recently current. We con
tinue to quote good to prime red at $1 20Q1 36; do white at $1 40
I 45.
Wood.—We quote Oak at $3*0** V <*>rd; Pina $3MAS. The
retail prices are $41g for Oak, and $4 for Pins.
Wool.—We quote native washed at S6ghS4 cts; unwashed MA
IS. Merinos as In quality.
Corns—There Is a good Inquiry for Coffee, and the finer quali
ties are In demand. He still continue to quote as follows, via . —
Prime Kto at 12V* to 12** cU. good at 11^13 rU; medium to fair
at I la 11 H rU; I.aguayra at 13 cts; Java 15al$ cu per lb.
Ei/ ra - There was but little Inquire for Elour this morning on
'Change. Both How ard street and Ohio Ruper were freely offered
at $5 37 hut there were no buyers over $5 35 bbL
Umais—Wes In better supply this morning Of Wheat some
It.•sm bushels were offered, with a fair demand, and prices were
M*her White sold at 125 to 1H3 eta for ordinary to fair. 185 to
If* cts for good to prime; 145 to 14a cU for choice lots, and Red at
133 to 130 cts fi.r f*lr t» prime.
Corn was In good request, and prices w«»a batter New damp
told st 40 to 60 cts, and White, In sh’pptng condition, from AS to
7$ cts snd Yellow do from TO to 75 eta, and old at M)ab3 cents for
bo'h tlhlte and Yellow.
Pam miovs— There Is a good retail demand fbr Bacon at
cts for Hbonldrr*, and 10*4c for Hides. The only sale we hear of Is
25 hhds new Hides at 1*V.
lions are In light supply and we quote them at $6.T5a7 to pack
ers for common to prime, aud to Butchers In lot* at $7a7 25 V 100
E>« net.
Whilst—There Is some enquiry for Wl.lsky, and w« note tales
of fid bid* Ohio at 27 cts. and 66 bbls country at 26 cts. and Quote
City at 2da26 S «.
On the WJ of Nov., at Monterey, the residence of har father, by
the Rev. John Powell. MARY 0 , eldest daughter of J. W. Roy all.
to Dr. T J. TURPIN, all of Powhatan eo., Va.
In Colombia. fi. 0.. on the 1st In**., by ths Rev. A. Toomer Por
ter, A. W MUOKRNEI'HH to Miss RMILY L WHEKLKR, all of that
At Rome, Italy, by MoaMgnor Bedinl, Arch bishop of Thebes.es
nuntlo, In the United Rtates In hts private chapel, on the 3$d of
October, ENRICO ELM1 IJAKHKi l.iNl aMIDEL. Count of Ranta
Cristina, to DEHIREC 8U8AN BENTEJAC. of Charleston. South
On Monday. 12th InsL. at Atg o'clock. P M., Mrs. MARY, con
eo»t of J*me« Klnnard. In the Md year of her age.
Her Mends and acquaintances are Invited to aUend har funeral
on to m .rrow, Wednesday, at 11 |oV|.»ck, at Sycamore Church,
without further notlre.
In King and Queen county, of tvphold fever, on Tuesday, the
mb Ins*.. BKNNKTTE. HMITff, jouugest son of the late Jaa. tknltb.
In the 21st year of hi* age.
The deceased had been almost constantly engaged far several
w*ekt prior to his own attack. In watcldng at the bed-side of hU
father, who has so recently preceded him to Urn grave. Naturally
Eery diffident and retiring, he was Intimately known only by few,
and by them he was most loved ; yet hit kind and amiable dlspo
slflon and uniformly correct deportment had won for hlin the es
teem and confidence of those who were unacquainted with the rarer
qualities which hi* modesty concealed.
The disease of which he died, *reined. In his rase. In It* com
ment' ••merit, to assume its tn- st virulent form, and he was. for near
ly seven wr ks, an extreme, yet patient sufferer. Tltroogh the
greater part of hla siclcneas, hla mind was frequently clouded, but
as his end approached. It grew clear again, and be died very calm
ly. trusting ronld’Mly In Christ as his Ravlor
The Religious Herald please copy.
At the the residence of his father, Mr. Thomas J Rlanghter, Cul
peper. on Monday last, after a long and lingering tllnesa of Con
sumption, Mr. M AROKLLUd RLAUtill l HR, In the 31st year of hla
At the residence of James Bicker*. In Culpeper county, of Pul
In New Orleanr, Ihe JGlh uH.t O. B. BRADPUTR, for many yean
pail n red lent of New Orleana, hut formerly of l.ynrhburg, Vir
On the IIDtli nit, al the residence of bee perenle. In Bedford
e unly. Mire E KOOK MITi llll l. In ike Vtth year of her age,
dangliter of i /. Thomea I’, and Ann It. Mitchell.
On Tueeday, IheAlh of Dec ,nf enneumptlen, at the reeldence of
M»J, Janie. H. Praraon, In llalirai county. N. C., Mia. RUPHAN W.
MRrrAI'RII, Wife of ihe late Dr. rranele J. Mcttauer
At Went Hill; Cumberland, on Ihe Alh tnst., JAR. TRUKIIFART,
aldeat child of lir P. A. and Mra. Nanny lllnnton, and grandaoa uf
Rar. Dr. Armhlred, aged seven years
Al n meeting of mane member, of the New Kent Cavalry, at their
Armory, on Mnnilar, the .Mb Instant. the following preamble and
rea-dullnna, offered by Llent T. Taylor, were wnanlmonaly adopted,
and ordered lo be prlnt-d I
Wherea., we hare learned, with feellnga of heartfelt aorrow. lha
f atnfol Intelligence that our former friend and fellow entdlrr,
OIIN I.RWtR CRUMP, haa fallrri a rlctlm lo the fell daatgoyer.
Consumption ; and. Whereas, wa wish lo pay to bla many etrtusa
that tribute they so greatly deserve—therefore,
I, geWrel, tlisi, In the death of John l.ewls Crump, we feel
that nur Company has sustained Ihe l-.at of one of Its heat and
moat efficient members, while a widowed mother la left to monrn
the most dutiful of sens, and the object of her heart's best affec
2 ffi * Vccrf, That to tint mother, now to desolate, we lender our
heartfelt sympathy and condolence.
A. fb.Jro/, That, In further testimony of nur regard for the de
ceased. we wear eur usual badge of mourning for ail days
4 Afcs»-f rmf, That three pr-e-re.tings he forwarded In Ihe Rich
mond papers for publication, and n ropy thereof be sent lo theme
llier of Ihe dee. .ed. Capl M. VAIDKN, ch’n.
UHy pape- ■ ropy, _
A MKKTinU or Till. CITfw
te «en# of floorhlaad county la rentier tad at their Court
Houer on lha n»tl court day, at II o'clock In the morning, to lake
Into c -nslderetlnn such subjects as may be submitted lo them rele
ting I o the re-ant abolition Inraaton at llarper'a Perry
l»T>( It l:f.l M HNT t'lHHINIA MIMTU.
t nmpnsiy I.R-mnd Mutual ton.
(NOMMFNCINrf at the Northwest corner of Broad and lltth o
- streets lhanea North aide of Broad I" tlh street, lhanea A
Kss aide of 4th ateaet to corporation line, thence with sold line H
la |i ih street, and lhanea with lha Western aide af 10th alrest ilk
loth- beginning.
ltremble at New Market, on FRIDAY, 1«th of December, IMP,
at 4 o'clock, P. M„ for the purpoee of alerting n first and Aarond
Unite-,ant [dalA—TAHtJ JOHN f. ATAOO, tlspt.
OI.D 4,ON DON DOCK nKARDVe—1» addition to
my large atoek of Imported U.,uors, | haas new on Ihn way,
and etpe-twd lo land In a day or two, Ira half-wipes of Old loo-ton
Dock Item,easy reanDT, which were tspranafy selected tar me al
lha above mentioned port. o. CRAMS,
Dealer In Wines. Lt-tuora and Cigars
__ Wn J Kaehanga Bloafe.
RKWINRD LARD, In 2ft P> Bark ages, for sale by
, * * MOOR It. Agent. Catr street.
aoAeoma superior Wines, (or eats by *
_•*** —_' _ A K WOORR, Agent, Cary Wrest
Hu Ann novmn hkk «t», paiivtib vaua,
Froom*, Fh..r BmiM, If , for raI<* h«
A r MOORE, Agent, c«ry #trr--t
pirtRI Plural PIPKRI AtMI-er lot of PowbatAa
A I*P". *»K beaoilfUl ones |ual recetr.d for ant# by
J?1* A K MOOBB, Agent, Cary SkrfpU
Tilt fol owing tinmhrradrew the |-r1ne|pal priiea In the drawing
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