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. RICHMOND WHIG.
FRIDAY MORNING.JBNE S3,1863. _— -~ r- ~ » r=s=s> The Rational Dtb\ Tb» tanser who advised that the clff thonld be defended with leather, and the dinclng master who, it Mouere'* piay a-mits that philosophy has ite uses, but ia no; to be compared with dancing, wLl oome to the recollection of the reader when he U told tha Mr. Jay Cooke, who hi* the uego tiAtwa of the CoveramSut credit, and u annas.ng a princely fortune thereby, ia pui-liahing a labjied e«»y to prove ttata national debt la a national ble».og. and that, therefore, the debt ol the Uni ted rUA should nmaiu unpaid. The idea is by * au onginal, »t ia famiuar to tngl.aii poU t.c.aus bat »e doubt wnether any of th»iu e>er ducoveied ao many and inch important advant ages lu at jnuiea„< public lndebtedne » as Mi. Jay Cvoke. lhe a.tic»e wh*ch he ha» not wntten, hot had piepaied by another « wo «®»K for our columns. nut the comfoit it gives to the eouutiy. It would be unniervilal to witio.d from oar re.den and we C.eiefoi* makes a.iumaryol hi* argument#: lhe live urst ciass powers of the wor.u each have a nations! debt of— Lett. Interest. iMbt per capita. France, l<*i ih3t>4,u.0.0U) •.Sd.afittMM *2 « *i ■» 0 0.0 76MM-UJ 36 til h^ l^? l,^ 3cb.UW» 27 l< U OW) 12 M STuo.^3 4UW»»lt**4 137.P64 447 K* 33 Uwteoataie. 3.0 V.tWttW .fcj.UoU.OWJ W> 7c It u eseettial to a proper unde rat andt-ig of this qceet.on, that we remember taat Ameiciiam aebvd to Amenca. the covernmect to the people. America owes America «J 000,UM1W«. b t. prscti callj Au-eilca owes to Awr.cn only lt«JW,0U) per year, lhe money which the people subeenb ei did not go out of tne country, but passed through Government b .nds into gectmal clrcnU lien, and is to-day u the land, atd there has thns been rB in.iea»e in the wealth of the United bUtcs of *3oOoOCOOW. This vast sum is Just so moch increase of capital, so much more land Jv?r liUoD^ u.(»uu-uv.H..vo --r—• w toac.td rcabGTi.es. When England wo* reeling bencuth the icflue.ce of the Napoleonic war, when Ware..00 .«:t ter the victor, yet all but vanquished it was the Hidden influx of her con eolsof S .OtRloMM 00, which passed ss gold, snd w. re received end had the effect of a clear gam of that vast amount in etis, that saved ter uom ruin and enabled her to become the work house of the »or d, ih* mestrers of the ocean, and the queen of commerce and mechanics. It will be so Mr C. ssys, with the eeven-thir ties of the Cnitidfctat.r. "Iheyare available fur say «tteipuse to which unoccupied lands, un ds-ehptd m.uca, uteriab Uhed arts, and un te zed commerce invite Americans, lbey ate e<ah c»p.ul literally, absolutely and witbc.t figure ol speech. Whether .lire* pier cent, above par or cce pier cent, above par. holders of this war debt of »30tX>, OOOtf) can any day and any hour, from aau Franctoco to New York and fr.m F. rvlaud to New Orleans convert it into cash.— Th# funded debt oi the United states Is the addi tion of i.OOOtXObO to the previously realined wealth ol the nrtiou. It mW.Oi'OtCO.bOO added to its available active capital. To pay this debt •woulk tie to extinguish thia cap> tn: and to lese t'cin wealth would bo *a inconceivably great na tional tninfunutc. Ih.a na ionsl debt, Mr. C. maintains form a bond of un on between the Staton, snl acts as a rsstr-lner tv any such movements as those which have lately occurred. It wi l act as a comen; be tween thet-.lrty fivn million of people who have beta heretofore pecuniarily diatiuct and influ enced tjj iuur».s Which frequently ciash and convict. When it is made permanent, we will find the Tel ia and Vermont*., the Californian and the Jeiaeyman. each endeavoring to prevent auy political action which will tend to drpre ci t, the oojUdcuee iu the Government, and thus ljwf their consols. When that day is reached the e wid bs a substmti al centralization which wl,l restrain sectioanl feeling, and d> away with prtjuu.ee. There willbcnon«c*i3.tyfor»trength •amg the General Government; there wili be no seed of amending the Cousti.uuon; there will arise a natural baud which will bind all around the oorner st.ne. and reader the national cd.flce as firm a» the pyramids. There is mother consideration, Mr. C. thicks wh ch operates pvaerfudy in favor of tie con in uat.on of the debt. It will act as a foundation tor a system of aati.nal industry, and protect manufacturers iro u being underbid by the cheap er productions of Europe. It la necessary. in se.t defunct- that the principle of fiee trade be aban conadas a/a lac,. If we hv.e a permanent deo".» peimauen revenue tariff wil be „ece* »*ry to earn:- us to p*y the interest of the deft and me<t tire carrs n»xpsm>e* of the Government. Ibis tar.ff upon foreigu mauuiactures. necessary la itserf, is a.so ae. ess ary to sustaiu the iueraal taxation and exc.se ay.tem of the country. "It is as a wall to prevent our domestf j manufactures from bsing washed away by importation*." Furthermore he argue*, the retention of tie dtb; is csccsasry ue a oasis for nation rl bunking. Tae bonds of the United Mates are the only me diuta which will circulate uucnaucageu irom Ure-coo to florid*. a uniform curremy is a sale guard against fraui and a restorer of public o .afideuos. Wherever a note or the United dtates h seen it reminds the citizens of what they b .ve come Very teai forgetting, and that it. the ezia: •ace »f a Goverumeut. We Lave never before aeea th: nation hot uo*. in every greenback we are Void of our existence as a great people. It will be both a convenience and a piotection. It will a.d trade, and do away with the vast multitude of dials banxs. of which half were bogus, and half nad a currency which was the medium for disease. The national debt should be retained, he urges, u an investment .or the hsrd-esrnei savings of the While ilex sts the • alwsys remains as a me .ns of safety, a place for depositing, se curely and profitably, the money of the child or of ue age 1—of all who have no financial abili tj^nadsr which head about two third* of onr population may be placed. This is a duty which a.l governments undertake to pertorm; aid why should we neglect it 1 The retention of the principal and the payment Qf only the interest wonid prevent the giest wrong of obliging this generation to pay lor ben efits which b »ve been won for another. Let us accept the public debt ss public wealth, as the bond of political ani national anion, as the safeguard of industry, as the baeia of our banking, ss oar orphans' and widows' fond- The national debt, rightly managed, will be the na tional blessing.” This U the argument of Mr. Jay Cooke, nego tiator of the national debt, as aforesaid. We envy the relief of mind of the man who is con vinced l y it. Negro Wages Some of onr excellent friends on the other side of the Potomac me great'y shocked at the wages offered by the farmers and planters of Virginia for negro labor.' It does not however. »*em to have occurred to them that the only remedy within their reach is to ofier larger wages them •elm. and thus attract to their atm 6tata« labor they appreciate so highly, aid cititenshtp and association they so much esteem. Whit Can be Don*) for the £ou*h Under thia caption the New York World pub lic, the following interesting aditorlal on the present prostrate condition cf the South, and »ome of the remedies therefor. It shows more clearly than anything we have reen how com petely the gcore has been killed to get the golden *e.-g. and how futile will be any effort to revive the trade of the South without the repeal of those nni ver-al cocliacation laws which are now suapended over our estates. How much to be deplored, it ia, that the just and soasible views which con trol the conservative press of the North do not c.ntroi the nat on t From the New York World. All the powerful reasons for lighting throngh the late expensive war to keep ihe South in tue Uuiou, are equally strong reasons lor making the eouta prosperous no w that we have succeeded.— The gr.na reasou ot the West lor lighting w»s c-minouiy condensed into a single len ience, via: mat tue Wist would never relinquish its light to the Mississippi.— Ihe il.3-l*«ippi is valuable only as affording a che.p and commodious route to a market.— >VUac waiket1 rvot mainly the West Indies; for the consumption ot We.tein products Is cumpar adve.y siuau in those isl .n„s. not to kur.pe, uio»t ce.Uialy, lor the mule .s too circuitous. The best iua.Ket the West ever had is the south . self. The products ot the West are too heavy aua ou.ky. m pioporilou to tbeir value, ior di» Unt expoitalioa. Tue natural circuit ot Ameri can trade la lo conveit Uie grain ana pork ol the >*esi into coltoa, .ooacco, aud other . outhern .tuple*, by feedl.g the population which grows tueae »uples aua tuca exporting the fru.ta of weeteru agriculture in tli.s lesa bulky form; which not only saves great expense ol tr.lght, but lustties the ceitoinly of a market. Whethsr graU wul be m demand in kurope depends upon ine kuropean harvest. The American cotton wi.l a.ways ire m aeuiand; slid Western products are sure of a market as long as they ate used to leed eot.oa-growers. The in.»t important and urgent interest of the West is that tue couin aboli be rJ.eved of its caibanaaameats at the earnest day possible. Waal .he Weat auove a.i thiuga needs is a mar ket. The rnaikei whicu, tor lour years, it l.at in tue S.uta, has beeu tea.por.nly supplied by the war. The West h. s led out vast armies, and the mdttltu.es employe l in the manu.acture of ar my aUpp.Ui*. out this maiket is about to disap pear. Western agricullu o -ill sink into a low aud feeb.e ccUdniuU uu.eki It gets back tue southern mar.tet; of wh.cli there is no posdbili .y except by tue revival ot soutueiu indus ry. Tee great difficulty ia the kouth is the condi tion of utter impu\er.shnisnt into which that se.tmn has been u.oughi oy war. The ptcanisry p.uatraUoU ol ihe rrojtli la-0 sDS.lUt# that its nidus-ry c .nnot be act agoing wituout a great Iwtlux ol capital lioui Ihe N itheru atatea. All ihe money of the whole at-c.i u h.» been annihi lated. Tue prepcity which has been destroyed by tue ravages ol arm vs ciii go:.c idto diiapida uon by the aoseuco nnl neglect of owners, can not be restored w.thou: moa.y lo buy mate ua.a aud pay wages. The country nos been drained ol an ia»!» loth bones, and cattle, tul not enough are le t to draw the plow.— Nobod wilt send i.n’mu.a tueie to be sold unless money is supplied from some quarter, to purchase them ine North lias money in abun dance, and can easily supp'y this want, but in the present condition qt’thiugs the South cau give no security. There has cea.-e J to he in the South any oaat< for eu.h security except its teal estate.— Lend money to a planter ami mere is no longer a den upou h»e a!»ves; they have all become free* men. Money cauao be borrowc t upon southern bank stock or railroad at >rt: banks and railroads are alike ruined. Northern capitalists will not uke the Southern railroads, replenish their rolling stock, and put them m running older, because, for aught they kuow, what remuus of the pro petty will ie confiscated u> the government. All real estate in the South la in precisely the same pre dicament. Who will Lao money on a mortgage, when by an unrepealed law of Congress, which awaits only executen, toe property mortraged does not bt-loug to the reputed owner ? And why should a forme, or planter even it he cou d com* mi d the means replace the fences, buildings, im plements, and animals, when it it certain that a single yeai's crop would not refund tae outlay, and uncertain whether, before that crop is gather ed, 1 e may not be ousted from possession. Whi e "thing, continue iu this state, Southern industry caun a retire. The West loses its best ma.ket, the iia.t loses a profitable held for ihe investment of capital, the Government loses the revenue wlich might be collected from a pros perous commuaiiy. v* hen the south :s impov criahed and the West uoprosperous, how is em plo.mentto be found for the hundreds of thou sands of men thrown loose ty the cessation of the ward before we can employ the surplus la borer* we shall present!/ have on our hands we iLU.t ate a prospect of markets. No sound bm>i ness cuau will nuuut.ciur j for the southern mar ket a.til he sees a chance that the South will be ab.e to pay ter gouds; nor manufacture largely lor the * eat till he sees a possibility of the Wes' finding a market for its pork and gram. The chief thing to be done now, at this present time, is for the Government to render it possible tor capital to fiaw into the South to revive its Indus try That is to say, the property that is left in the South miiat be put in such a condition, as re gards ownership, that it will be an available se curity for the loan of money. We hear, with much gratification, that a meet mg of citizens is to be held in Richmond to take into consider .tion nmutires for removing the in cobus that now rests upon oar people, trom the confiscation tOrest; and. that indispensable relief being secured then to obtain the capital neces sary to the rebuilding of tho city. The plan is to appoint a committee of leading citizens, such as Wi.liam H. Macfarland Wellington Goddin aul others, to proceed first to Washijgton to rep re-ent to President Johnson tho paralyzing and cashing effects of the exclnsion from the benefits of the amnesty of pcsons whose estates are valued at tweuty thousand dollars—and, if they should succeed in having it removed, then to proceed to tho chief cities of the North for the purpose of intonating capitalists in inch financial measures a, the condition of the city requires. Due no tice will be given of the time and p ace for a meeting of c.tuea* to promote these objects. ' John Mtchel at Fortreu Monroe A correspondent of the rhiladelpbia Inquirer, writing from Fortress Monroe, says At halt-past eleven thla morning, after the rebel piiaoue/a had all been shipped off. all pas seoge s d-parted, and no.hiug stirred in tbe v.. ve.Kixt h -/i talr iavii tint mvriadi nf flina tbe signal was made to the Burdeu to weigh an char, and get nudrr way. Ad officer of General Mile.’stilt was on board to direct her course.— Bne wss t.ken to tbe fc.ngineer’» Dock, and there moored alongside of a brig. lhe movement* of the Barden attracted bat litt'e attention. On the wh-if were a corporal and it men of tbe Third Peanay,vania Arih.ery. As the steamer neared the wtiarf the cotporal gave tbe command. "Load at will—load, pilme; order, arms; bx bayonet*, shoulder, arms.' Ti e meu obeyed promptly, and, with pieces at a shoul der, they awaited the lancing of the prisoner.— Tbe civilians ou the wbaif weie a rorrespcbdent ol the ubiquitous Inquirer, a reporter of the As soci.ted Press, and a negro boy uthlng for crabs. A gong-plank was earned on the Borden's up per dec, and laid across to the bulwarks of the brig. Mitchel theu came in view, ac ompanied bj Lieutenant M rrie. He »h.>ok Captain fen cer hesrtdy by the baud and luted hia hat to Mrs. spencer. He stepped lightly across the brig, and sprang on tbe wharf. He glanced around In evident surprise at the slim attendance of ipectatora. then walked towardsihe Corporal and Hia guard. Lieutenant Morris touched him lightly ou the arm and signed to him to walk be side lum. With an inclination of the head and a smile Mitchel obeyed. The Corporal marched hia aix meu in double file behind the L eutenant and the prisoner ; and at a brisk pace the little procesai m entered tbe Part by the east sally-port, the some one by which Jeff. Davis and Clay were taken in. Mitchel was .ttired In a full suit of blue flan nel, and under other cirenmstancee would have beet mistaken for a Union officer in fatigue dress. To aid the illusion, his loose fitting sack coat waa garnished with small brass buttons at the caffs. Hit head gear waa a cloth hat, of a light grey color, and of the shape now moat pre vailing at the North. Hia f ace waa ghastly pale—not hit wonted com plexion, 1 am assu -ed, his tall form is more in cl ned to embonpoint than when I saw him last, eight yeaia ago. but his felines arc sharper, the once lull face la greatly attenuated, and the ches not beard end moustache are liberally besprin kled with grey- * Mitchel waa placed in a cell or casemate in the same row wherein are confined Devia and Clay.— Davis, of course, knows nothing of the incarce ration of his quondam editor, and little suspects his propinquity. The guests at Cozzens' hotel, tVevt Point, toast ed Uen. Soi tt on h:a birthday, President King made a speech, the pretty little girls kissed the old hero, and the ladies crowned hia with flow ers—all at tbe dinner table. -- ini'i ■. The Legislature of Virginia. SENATE. • Thi rsdat, June 22, 1865. The Senate met at 11 A. M., Lieut. Gov. Cow ria In the Chap. Mr. Henry Tinsley, Amia'aat Clerk, called the roll of memb.ru, and read the journal of yester day'* proceeding!. A message was received from the Home Irani mitting a number of bills paesed by that tody, with amendments thereto, which wera laid opon tho table. A message was receivsd from the Governor, la the following words Prom close enquiries which I have made aa to the necessary expenses of the State Government. I And that 1 was in error in my estimate that fif teen cents on the $100 In valae would be ade quate. 1 now advise that the tax be put at not less than twenty-live cents on tue $100 m value.” On motion of Mr. MERCIEB, the communica tion was referred to the Committee on Finance. The bill amending certain sections of the 14th chapter of tue Coae of Virginia, in relation to the compensation of Government curls, received from the House and reported back irom the committee by Mr. Lbmosky, was taken up for concurrence in said amendment. Tho bill was ordered to be engrossed, read a third time, and was passed. .Senate bill so. 3, providing for ascertaining the tense tf the people ou the (object of au amendment of the 3d article of the Constant on, passed by the senate, sal sent back from tbe House with an amendment, was taken up and concurred m without debate. The Dili was then paased. House bill No. 7, appropriating $1000 to defray the expenses of the extra session of tue Legisla ture, was paased. House bid No. 9, making appropriation* for the Lunatic Asylums at Stanuton and Williamsburg, and ttie Institution for the Deaf, tire Dumb and tee Blind, lor the present year, received irum the House, was taken up and passed. The bill makes no speciuc appiopriatlon, as the wants oi tbeae institutions were not known, but the matter is left discretionary with the Gover nor to draw uom the treasury such turns as their wants rn.y demaud. bouse bdi No. 6, Axing the time for the holding of the general c.tate election for members of Con gress, and lor tilling vacancies in the General Assembly, was passed as received from the House. The bill Axes the eecond Thursday in October, lbt*. Mr. MERCIEB, from the joint Committee of CoDiettare on the disagreement of the Be.are to House amendment to senate bill No 1, providing means tor the removal of disability qf certain peisona who are disfranchised, under article No. 3 of the Constitution made u report explanatoiy of ihe Huiue and Its amendments, which, being satisfactory, the amendments we e agierd to, and tne b li panned. T he Senate concurred in ajoint resolution from the House, authorizing the clerk of the nonse to appoint au enrolling clerk, at a rate nit exceed ing 48 per day, whim actuaby employed. Mr. MbRCiEil asked leave to intioju c a bill to provide compensation for the Adjutant General ot the State. The bill approj riatts iI GOO for that purpose. It lies over uud.r the rules. A similar bill was received from tbe House, ap propriating $1,500 to pay the Adjutant General and defray the expenses of hi* oAice, and the House bi.l was paased. Aye*—Messrs. Powell, Mercier, A eraoaey, and Wintehuist. fsoea-Mr. T. S. Tennis. House bill, No. 6, to amend and re-enact the 36th action of the 83th chapter of the Code ol 1160, was laid upon the t .ble, on motion ot Mr. MEiiCIEti. The bill proposes to amend the law in relation to the inspection of tlonr, changing the rates Irom one to two cents, so as to leave out the words “at Richmond, one cent.” Mr. W HlTt,H U itsot Norfolk, ashed leave to offer the following bill. He offered it, be said, at the suggestion of the Governor “ An Act for the oiganization of City, Corpora tion and Courts of Hustings. “Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Aa sembly of Virginia, That in the org.niiation of corporat.ona and Court* of Hustings, under the restored governirent of Virginia, ihe Governor shall proceed in the same raautier as prescribed in the rrdiaanco attached to the Constitution for organizing the count;ia^>f this Commonwealth. “.Section 2. lhia aot shall be In force from its passage ” The bill was put upon It* passage and passed. House bill No. 12 was received Irom that body, extending the time wherein certain civil officers of NoriolK and Portsmouth may qualify and en ter upon their duties. Mi. MKtiCIKA asked for some information as to the necessity of the bill. The members from b>th those district* were in their sea s, and conid probably give it. Mr. LE.MOSEY, of Portsmouth, said it was the first time he had heard of the bill. Mr. WHITEHURST, ol Norfolk, said he be lieved the bill was introduced to meet the case of the Sheriff if Norfolk, who h«d failed to qualify within the required time. The blit proposed to extend the time to August, 1866. The bid was laid over under the rtt!e«. &nbie queutly the rules were suspended and the bill passed The hour of one o'clock having arrived, the House communicated to the Senate the fact that the House was ready to go into the execution of the order of the day—the election of a Register of the Land Ofti e. The House was informed of the readiness or the Senate to proceed to anelec tion. Mr. MERCIER nominated for the position R E. Na«h. Esq., of Norfolk county, und no other nominations beine added, the nomination was communicated to the House. The Senate was informed that the same gentle man was in nomination in that body, without op position. The vote for Mr. Nash stood five—Messrs. Le mosey, Mercier, Powell, Tennis, and Whitehurst. In the House nine votes—makiug the joint vole 14. The Pres dent declared Mr. Nash duly elected Register of the Land office. Upon the announcement of the result, the Sen ate took a recess until 4 P. M. AFTERNOON SESSION. The Senate met at 4 I*. M., the Lieutenant Gov ernor in the hair. Mr. LEMOSEY asked leavo to introduce a bill making an appropriation tor the repairing and refurmahing ol the Governor’* House and State Capitol at Richmond. The bill appropriates $2 000 for the Governor * Man.-lon and It,000 for the State Capitol, the mo ney to be expended under the direction of tne Secretary of the Commonwealth. Mr. M&RCIER **id he would support the bill, bnt he were of the .opinion that the aurna appro priated waa too small to afford adequate protec tion to the Government property, which wai the ilatv of the Leeislature. '1 he bill was passed, passing through its differ ent stage i of reading auJ engrossment by a sus pension of tbi rules. Mr. MKRCIEK called up House bill No. 4, amending an act passed January 33.1861. staying the collection of certain debts, and providing for the payment of principal and interest, Mr. MEKCIER sjld the bill was a liberal one In ita policy, protecting the debtor and creditor. The payment of the inteiest c.uid be demanded by a creditor, and upon refusal the debtor can be proceeded against lor the principal. Mr. POWELL moved the insertion of the coun ty of Accomac in the blank, as one of the coun ties to be exempted from the operation of this act The county was entered, and the bill passad and commuukatsd to the Houte. [The bill was published in the Whig of yesterday.] Mr. LKM08EY called up the bill of the morn ing [House bill No. 6] amending certain sections ot tie 83. h chapter ot the Co loot 1860, so as to provide a rate of two instead of one cent upon inspections of Soar in R.chmond. Ibe bill was pasted. Mr. MEU :1EK asked leave to introduce a bill to auth .rise the trustees of tbe town of Manches ter to construct a briogs acroaa James river. Mr. LKMOSEY objected. It was generally con ceded in both the House and senate that no more bills were to be introduced or accepted, it mem bers went on putting iu bill after bill, the en grossing clerks would iotget through in time lor adjournment this week. The objection being urged, the bill was with drawn. The Senate adjourned until to-morrow at 11 o’clock. HOUSE OF DELEGATES. The House met at 11 o’clock. The journal of yeaierday's proceedings was read and amended. tbi hate or taxation. Colonel Charles H. Lewis, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, delivered a mesiage in writing from the Governor, which waa read aa follows Executive Dipaetment, > Richmond, Jnne 33d, 1866 S Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Delegate* From close enquiriaa which I have made ea to the nrce*ear7 expanses of the Stats (.tovernment, 1 Bad that I was In error In my ratimate that fif teen cents on the hundred do lent in value would be adequate. I how adviae that the tax bj put at not less than twenty live cents on the hundred dollar* in value. F. H. Pxihfoint. On motion of Mr. JOHNSTON, the message was referred to the Committee of Finance. REPAIEA TO THE CAPITOL ETC. Vr. GIBBONS, from the Special Committee to whom the subject had been referred, reported a bill appropriating Are thousand dollars for is pairs to stul fnrttisli eg the Executive Mansion and Capitol. The bill was read twice ; whereupon Mr. HARMAN moved to amend the bill by re ducing the appropriation to thiee thonaand dol lars, and limiting the repairs, etc., to the Execu tive Manaion Mr. JOHNSTON said he would be very aorry to aee the appropriation for the repair of the Capi tol atricken out. The appropriation was ne-caaa ry for the preservation of the building and con tents. The military who now occupy it will soon be out, but whether they go or remain something will hive to be done to the roof. The rain drips through the skylight, and the statue of Washing ton is saturated aa far as marble can be. The condition of the Capitol la dlaereditablo to the State. “ A stitch jn time saves uine." and the appropriation now asked for is one which ahonld ba made from economy as wall aa expediency — At the same time a smaller sum might lie auffi-, cient. He didn't wish to bs niggardly, but Uve thonaand dollars was too much,—more in fact than had been usually appropriated for this pur pose In the palmy day* ot the C\ mmonwealth. Mr. J. sa d be kuew vory little auout the condi tion of the Governor’s house, or what pota pans and kettles were required there. He believed that all neceuary repairs ahould be made aa a measure of economy, but be didn't like to “ go it blind.” Referring again to the capitul, Mr. J. hoped the Governor would, at an early day, iu duce the military occupants of the building to get some other place to do their sleeping and cooking. If no otker place could be had, they could be stuck in the old bell house. Mr. HILL, of Norfolk, rem irked, that the sum of $6,000, naked for by the committee, la as little as could be asked for under present circumstan ces. It was impossible to make an estimate aa to the exact amount required. Mr. KELL AM proposed to amend the bill so as to appropriate $2 lUO tor the Executive Mansion, and $t,b00 tor the Capitol. Mr. HARM AN accepted this iu lien of the amendment submitted by him. He said there were othtr demited* upon the Treasury of a more pressing character than this, ami in the present condit on of oui rosomccs, it was ioexpedient and improper to make a-iy appropriation to repair the Capitol. If the military occupants sullei any in couveuieoce Irom the leak3 let them repair them. Mr. JOHNtsToN desired that some statement should be submitted showing the necessity cf so large sn appropriation for the Govi-raoi'e House aa the bill called for. There was nothing on re cord to Indicate tlut any appiopnati -n is neces sary. We ought to be content to get along In an humble aud economical way. Mr. HARMAN said there ought to be some writing—some statement from some authorized person showing the necessity for the appropria tion. We shou d not throw our money Rway lavishly. Mr. HILL referred to tbo destitute condition of the Executive Mansion aa a fact which could uot escape tue observation of visitors. Repairs to that building aud to the rapitol were indispen sable. An • klimate bad beqn made by a competent person showing that $6 000 was necesaaiy to re pair ilio roof and bay new furniture for the Gov ernor's House. Mr. JOHNSTON—It must be a shocking bad roof. The proposed amendment was then rejected, and the question on the passage of the bill being pir, a-as decided iu the negative for want of a consti tntionsl majority. THE IMltlORATlON AND LAND COMPANY. Mr. JOHNSTON, from the Committee for Courts of Justice, reported back adversely, the bill to in corporate the ••Virginia immigration ana i.auu Company. Mr. HARMAN moved that the bill be laid upon the table. Mr. HILL didn’t see how the committee ar rived a' the conclusion that the bill ought not to pam. He was a member of the committee, and had no say in the ma’ter. Mr. JOHNSTON sa d he conferred with the gentleman at hia desk, not ten minntes ago, and understood him to concur la the report The motion to lay on the table wii9 agreed to. Mr. JOHNSTON then submitted a resolution requesting the Governor to collect information from Tennessee, Mis ouri, etc., relative to the en couragement of immigration, and common * ; cate the same to the General Assembly at l'i next session. Those Kt-tes had taken this in hand as a matter of public corifcern, and not private speculation. If the Stite can offer the best inducements to iinrn grants, let her do it. He was desirous of cariying out the object o» the bill In a pr. per manner. 11 the scheme is com mitted to private control it wilt degenerate into a speculation. Something was sa d in the hill about piety and msraliD. He thought that all the pety and morality involved would centre In Wall street. The corporators named in the hill were all gentlemen of respectability, but he h id been at the birth of too many joint stock com panies not to know tsat the nime9 of prominent gentlemen are often used as corporators from the same motive that a figure-head is put to a skip— frr ornament He didn’t know whether the gen tlemen named would take any stock or not. »>ne feature of upeculition sticks out at once. By the terms of the charter the company may fcol<\ lOUOOO acres of land for an iudefiuke length of time. Mr. HILL said that the bill on which the pend ing resolution is predicated commends itself to the attention of every man interested in tbewol lare of the fiiato. He knows the lentlemm whose names are ineutimed in the bill, and that they hare entered into this thing heart and soul. There was no good reason whythechsrtershould not be granted to them. Why should we wait for Missouri or Tennessee I Do we wish Virginia to take a long IHp Van Winkle nap1 The bill a»ks for no money, and there is no good reason for the gentleman’s assertion that the charter will go to Wall street. It Is unjust to the gen- ■ tlem- n concerned to say this. The bPKAKER—That’s a very roundabout way of discussing tbo bi I. The question now Is npon the adontion of the resolution. The resolution was adopted. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL. Mr. HENSHAW introduced a bill appropria ting tl,6(H) to provide for the pay of the Adjutant General of the State, and to defray the expenses of bis office. The bill was considered and passed—yeas 7, nays 1. FLOUR INSPECTIONS. Mr. HARMAN called up the bill to increse the floor inspector's fees fa the city of Richmond.— Ue then sm mitted two petitions signed by prom inent merchants and others in Richmond in fa vor of the proposed inorease. The bill was considered and passed. RESIGNATION OF THE CLERE. ThoSPEAKaR laid before the House a commu nication from Mr. George Tucker, Clerk of the House of Delegaies, resigning his oifice. The letter was read by the C e:t pro tem. On motijn of Mr. HILL, the resignation was received. MILEAGE OF MEMIERS Mr. BROWNLEY, from the Committee on Mi leage, submitted a report fixing ihe distances to _(ll.l__ I r.. 41, „ rr, nnl.tin,, mil* age according to the Code, as follow* Loudoun, f30; Northampton, 426; Aocomac, 474 and 514; Mizabeth City: 30(1; Alexandria, 776; Norfolk City. 320; Norfolk county. 3J4 and £64. Mr. GIBB 'Nm suggested th*t ilie report be ao amended as t> Indicate the dlstancce to Rich mond only. In it* present shape, it might be misunderstood when published. Mr. JOHNSTON said he liked to stand fair on the record, but did’nt think the objection to the report raised by the gentleman from Accomac was much more than a bugaboo. Everybody knows or can find out by reference to the Code that members or the Legislature are entitled to mileage to and from the seat of government Mr'HARMAN—(Jocularly)—1 don’t think that, according to the <’oic. we have any right to vote on this question. It is a matter in which we are personally interested. (Laughter.) The report of the Committee was adopted. CIVIL OFFICERS IN NORFOLK. Mr. HILL introduced a bill to extend the time for the qualification of certain civil officers in the citiee of Norfolk and Poitsmoutb. The bill was considered and uaeied. ELECTION or REGISTER OF THE LANP OFFICE. At 1 o’clock, P. M. tt£ House, in conjunction with the Senate, proceeded to the execution of the joint order of the day, viz- the election of Register of the Land Office. Mr. KELLAM nominated Mr. R. E. Nash, (one of the delegates from Norfolk county). No other nomination being made, the roll was called, and Mr. Nash received nine votes. The committee appointed to ascertain the joint vote reported the whole number of votaa cast 14, all for Mr. Nash. Mr. Nash was accordingly declared duly elected Register of the Land Office. THE ENFRANCHISING ACT. Mr. JOHNSON, irom the Committee of Confer ence on the “EnfraqchU.ng Act," presented a re port which was concurred in. On motion, the Houm took a recess until 4 o’clock P. M. AFTERNOON SESSION. The Honse met at half past four o'clock. ELECTION OF CLERK. On motion of Mr. HILL. Mr. P H. Gibson, of Richmond, was elected ClerK of the House of De egates, to fill the vacancy caused by the resig nation of Mr. Tucker. KEEFKa OF THE P1NITINT1 ART. Mr. HEN8IIAW moved that a keeper of the Penitentiary be e’ecte l. Mr. KELLAM did not wish to legislate without getting some information from the committee charged with the subject, and he thought the committee ought to be sent to that Peniteatiary. Mr. JJHN8T0N thought this small Legisla ture should stop the dealing out of public post*, by cnt and dried legislation. On motion, the resolution was laid upon the table. increase or taxes. Mr. 1111.f, presented a bill providing for an in crease of taxes to twenty-five cents on tie hun dred dollars in value of lands ard lots, an recom mended by the Governor. Mr. KEl.LAM asked what the tax was for.— No member of this Legislature wonld aay that there was any Intention to tonrh one cent of the State debt, interest or principal, at this time. Mr. GIBBONS moved an increased tai of twen ty cents instead of twenty-live cents, which was evtntnally agreed to, Mr. Leilas voting in the negative. The bill as amended was then passed—ayes 9, no I—Mr. Kellam. EXTENSION or stay law. Senate bill No. 4, providing for an extension of the Stay I.aw, was then taken up. Mr. HAKMAN moved that the bill be laid upon the table. It was to ordered. BETAIBA TO ffOVKBNOR’S MANSION AND CAFITOL. The bill appropriating $2,< 00 for furnishing and repairing the Governor's mansion, and 11,0 *i for repairing the State capitol, was taken up and passed—ayes 9, noes l*. BRIDGE OVER JAMES RIVER. A bill, Introduced by Mr. Hill, to authorize the Trustees of the town of Manchester to boild a bridge across the J tues river, was referred to the Committee on Hoads and Internal Improvements. RATE OF INTEREST. The hill providing for so amending the law re stricting legal Interest to six per cent., as to al low written contracts to be made for the pay ment of seven and three-tenths per cant.—the le gal inteiest being otherwise Rix percent., was taken up, read a third time and passed. On motion, the House adjourned to meet at 11 o’clock to-morrow morning. New Yore Millionaires.—The richest three of the New York millionaires are thus described William II. Astor, worth about fifty millions, owns about two thousand stores ana dwellings, and has the reputation or being a good a..<1 leni ent landlord. He is a well trjt-erved old gentie man, on the cloudy side or sixty; industrious, reticent and punctual. He seldom shows his face at a public gathering, rarely makes himself con spicuona in the newspaper-, anil seems to be de voted almost entirely to tie task of taking care of hia Immense fortune. He is tall, straight, spare, grey and grave. A. T. Stewart is reported to be worth thirty millions. Though an active business man, he finds time t > look alter the Interests of the city, and he has made himself prominent in lug patri otic endeavors to put down the rebellion, lie is a tall, thin man, of nervous, satignine tempera ment. He is about sixty year* of age, quiet and dignified in his deportment, and charitably dis posed when appeals reach him. In this city and elsewhere, many of the currents of charity ara damned at the desks of private secretaries. Commodore Vanderbilt ia a tail, white-haired, red cheeked, handsome old man of seventy, and last. He drives a fast horse sails a fast boat, and sometimes associates with fast men. He is worth at least tweuty (some say forty) millions. He is very liberal to the goverumint, und gene rous to the poor. DIED. Firzwtisox.--lu Baltimore, on lilhin.t , VirmIMa E , wile of Geo. It. Fll/wilsou, and daughter of Lewis r. Boehm, ol Cumberland, Md., in the filth year of her ^tler funeral will take place from the residence of her uncle, Mr F rancisco, ou Franklin street, between fiad and fittli streets, at U o'clock this tuorniug. The friend* and acquaintances are respectfully Incited to atteud * MEETING OF CITIZENS It being of vital importance to all classes of our peo ple that the burnt district of the city shall be rebuilt lu order to tbe re-establlshment of trade, commerce and manufactures, a mooting of citizens and of all others interested is Invited at such time and place as shall be designated, to consider and adopt the bt**t means for the purpose above named Rn B. Fohteh, Cha-. T. WoarHAM A Co., I>. Vu.v OuoMNu, Hoot its, Adam- A Co., Thomas IIardukove, Franklin Stearns, C. D Vale a Co., L. N Ellett, John Dooi.rt, Baa l Wortham, David Currie, Bo. A. Paine, Ja*. H. Gardner, Alfred Musk*, F'ostem a M«beh, K. It. Howison, Wm Iks Smith, Harrison, -Goodin a Ap Edrond a Davenport, person, John Mahony, Charles Palmer, Christian, Lea A Co., W. B. Jones A Co., John N. Van Lew, Wm. Beer*, Dupuy A McKinney, Mitchell a Tyler, Ja*. StaiNBoeK A Co., Nam’l M. Price, nolomon Davis, Grubbs & William’, J. B sMirit, H.W Fry. 1 cordially commend the objects ot tbe above petition F H. Peireoint. O.—1S63.--B. Nature seems to have implanted In ' toauklnd the de sire for a daily stimulant, to re-lnrigorate the nerves, and excite the blood after the exhaustions caused by the days' labors, and not only has Khe given the de sire, but experience ha* shown that It is an absolute uecessity, that thia desire -hould he gratified, for tbe preservation of the Urtirh Now nature's requirements being founded upon positive laws, must produce bene fit* when they are gratified by the use of Hl’BBLL'S GOLDEN HITTERS. Nature's requirements tnav be gratified The Golden Biti ke* is a purely Vegetable Tonic Inviooratixo AND SLR KNOT It EM no. Fortifies the syetem against the effects of unwholesome water, Will cure Dyspepsia, Will cure Weakness and General Debility, Will cure Heartburn, Will cure Headache, Will cure Liver Complaint, Will cure Jaundice, Will euro Sea sickness, Will cure Bilious Colic and Fever, Will excite and create a Healths' Appetite, Will invigorate the organs of Digestion, and moderately increases the temperature ol tbe body and the force of the circulation, acting. In tact a* a general corroborant of the*ystem, containing uo poi sonous drugs, and is tho best Tonic Bitters iu tbe world A lair trial 1* earnestly solicited. GEO. C. HI BBEL At'O.. Proprietors, Hudson, N. Y. General Depot, American Express Buildings, Hudson street, New 1 oik. GEG. HAXQtlTER, bole Agent for Nortolk, Kicbmuud, Petersburg, Portsmouth and Eastern Shore. For sale by Druggists, Grocers, Ac. Wholesale Ageut»---Edmund G. Boor, 1*0 Walnut St., Phlla ; El lis A Cairns, 1* So. Gay Ht.,Jlaltimore_(myfifi--Cmeod IO. O. F.—The members rf Union Lodge, • No. 7,1. 0. O. F„ ere earnestly requested t. ntteud a regular meeting of their Lodge THIS EVENINtJ, at 8 o clock, ai busines of import ance to all will be brought befoit them. Jc23—It W. A. R. NYK. Sec’y. CASH PAID FOR Bones, Rags, Old Iron, Copper, Brass and Lead, In large or small quantities, by FABIAN, RYAN & FARRELL, at their store, No. 14 Fifteenth Street, Imtirnan Main Pflrtf or Wharf at Rocketts, next Canal Lock. je23—lm _ __ pizziNrs WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL Candr Manufactory, (tOOliroudst., three doors above 1st at., .Morth Wide.) Persons desirous of purchasing will find it to their advantage to cal! and eximlns for them MPlves b?fore buying elsewhere. je‘23— lm THOMAS 1 BAGBY, Real Estate \gent and Commis sion Merchant. Mo. W, Wall, (or ISth) between Slain and Franklin Street*. XT STORAGE WANTED._je23-2t STORAGE * FOR Lumber, Laths, Lime. Cement, Ac., C%n be bad at the Wharf of FABIAN, RYAN k FARRELL. NEXT THE CANAL LOCKS, Rocketts. OFFICES—At the Wharf, and No. 14, Fifteenth Street, between Main and Cary. je~23—lm ___ HE NIIBSCRIBER NOW OF FERS HUNGARIAN GRASS SEED, which will perfect it*growth in seventy daya, and yield from three to four tons of riche fodder, and 15 to 25 bushels of seed to the acre ; and u par ticularly adapted to the Southern latitude. ALSO. Bred Bnckw hent,Tnrnip Weed, Ac For tale at the seed and agricnttiire nf C. B. ROOEB, je32-3t No. 133 Market SU, Philadelphia. x mmmmmmmmmmmmrnmmmmmmmmm TIIE CITY. POST OFFICE DIRECTORY. Office hours from » A. M. to 6 V. M. On Sunday irom a to 10 A. M , and t to « P. M. Mall* for flie North close at s o'clock In the evening. All letters for Richmond city delivery must be pre paid, otherwiaa they will be sent to the Dead-better Office. Tut KXSI lLDIKlI OF TOE Bl/EhT UlETRICT—A Skcokd Mketino at the Capitol.—Another mteting of citizens interested in the rebuilding of the burnt district, was held in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol last evening, in rtaponae to a call from Mr. J. A. Martio, who repeated hi* rent ,rda and suggestions mide to a similar meet ing on Tnesday evening at the same place, re specting loans to be obtained through his agency at the North, to be devoted to rebuilding the burnt district. He farther said that the m»in object of the meeting was to report progress, alsr, to receive additional names with authorizations to efTect loans on the terms he had proposed. He had been gratified exceedingly, and enconraged by the sncceea he had met with, and the general sympathy manifesttd, by citizens of influence and officials high in authority, with the object in view. He avowed that it was not gain exclu sively that brought him here. If a subscriber felt himself uuable to pay him a single ilollir commissions, as God was his judge, he would work for him just as hard as though he paid him a thousand. Mr. Martin, in conclusion, slid he had enrolled on his books orders tor loans to the amount of a quarter of a million ofNkllara, and he hoped the sum would he increased by those in attendance. But if he received not one dollar mure, he would feel that he had not worked in vain, Mr. J. P. J dues -introduced Mr. Bives, a fellow citizen of Mr. Martin, and a native of New Jersey, who addressed the meeting on the subject under considerat on. An opportunity was then afforded parties to confer with Mr. Martin on the subject of loans, and the meeting dispersed. Mr. Ma tin le rves the cit / this morning by way of thar.ottespille. to look into the condition of the country, returning home by way of Alexan dria. Himself or agent will be in the city again in a short time. While in Washington he wilt have an interview with President Johnson on the subject of the confiscation uf property in the South, the uncertainty on which point, is stag Dating improvement enterprise in the Southern Mates 1-te in rebellion. In regard In onr report of the remarks ol Mr. Grubbs St the meeting on Tnesday evening, that gentleman requests us to rorreet that portion in which he wa« re presented as saying thsi ihe outrageous prices of pro perty lu Richmond wax assigned by Northern meu as ibetr rca.iou for not purchaMng property here. What be said, or intouded to »sy, wns that he thought pro perty was, In some lo*tance*, held too high, and inat rente were too high, but that the difficulty about titles was the principal reason why property was not sold and improved more rapidly. Remove that difficulty, he said, and we would soon see a very ditlereut state of IhiugH. Further, hU remarks about high prices ap plied onlv to property wltbin the burnt district, and even there only to »oine occasional cases, ills welt knowu that property is being offered and sold tn this etty, bv the firm with which Hr. Grubbs is associated, at what is considered very low prices. We say this much to obviate the possibility ol a misapprehension of the condition or the real estate market on tho part of both owners and parties seeking to become purchasers. Collision in the Hivrn---A Steamer Rex- into a Flotilla or Basoks Loaded with Soldier*—Oxe ur i'm> t- on Board.--Between lour and five o'clock Wed ur-dav afternoon, a . the steamer City Point, Captain Talbot, wa< coining up the river to tlile port, and, wbeu opposite Drewry's Hiulf, a tug was descried ahead, towing a number of bargee loaded with soldiers attached l" the Engineer Corps, employed In removing the obstructions from the rtrer The whistle of the steamer was blown as a warning for the tug to keep to the left; hut instead of going to the left, snd leaving the track clear for tin, passage of the steamer, the tug veered around right in the steamer's course, exposing her convoy of barges to a smashing collision. The City Point ploughed right Into the mid*t of them, sinking "ne (No. lit fair and square, aud cutting her completely iu twain These aboard jumped into the water, aud the steamer being l-y this time stopped, tun Captain ordered th • gang plank to !>e thrown over board to their assistance. Boats put out front the shove and all handt were taken up alive. The tug tow lug the larges was the Poullon The City Point was not Injured, aud came on Immediately to tlie'citv The only loss sustained was the loss of the gaug plank, and to a passenger who was expressing bis regrets the Captain replied, "Sir, 1 can easily get another gang plank, but it is not so easy to restore hu man life.” “Bone i, Ra is, Old Iron, Brass and LeadWaxtid So runs the advertisement. Well, the advertiser cau be supplied in unlimited quantities. The war ha- pro duced many thousand tons of each article called lor. Bonn-encumber every field, lertllltiug the soil snd making »auk the vegetation and summer crops They are httinau bones, horse bones, inule bones :ind oit bones; but the human bones are the most numerous. Argo-ie* «t them cover au hundred plaius iu Virginia. Never before in the historv of the l<*tb century was there such a feast of the valtures, such a carnival of carrion. Where the carcase Is, there will tue eagles be gathered; and it would seem that all the vultures on the continent of America flocked and flapped Into the late Confederacy. Behold, in the dry bones of man and beast, the broken and scattered relics of their great feast--now over at list, thank Heaven' Who wants to buvaoy bones? Rags, rags : bring out youn rags ' Are they not In every house throughout the laud; upon the back of paujiered people, -qualld childhood, aud old age * Want to buy any old rags, speculator? There are tons for sale- rags that were once pontons of bright gar ments. whole and new, clothing and decking a people happr and prospcrou»--now rags, sotted with blood and da nip with t«ara. old Iron, old Iron and brass! The very words are symbolical of wreck snd ruin, and desolation and de vasiatten. For sale--au hundred thousand tons of iron ►hot aud she, t, poured into wrecked cities from hoarse throated gun-, the broken iron <Ubrit of many ships, sunken, blown up, and burned ; the lifeless, pulseless machinery of destroyed mills, lactorie*, arsenals aud machine shops Who wa uts to buv any old Iron ? Lead, ah ' that cruel article, lead !--tltat, done up in couicai shape, has cut short aud quick the thread ot half a million of human lives. ''Unerring me.s*en gera"--war has no more use for them. They have done their woik well; let them now he sold to the* highest bidder, and moulded Into peaceful shapes, to execute the.misslons of peace and e«ouomy--not those ol war aud destruction. . Thieve’, in Swarm -, infest and permeate the city iu every avenue and corneri and the cry 61 "murder ‘qhlef!" "help(” and "watch are sound* that split •lie car of midnight too frequently for the indulgence of feelings ot security on tue part of any one who is compelled to be abroad at night From the tact that no citv police are upon the sheets, the particulars of these uightlv parroting* and robberies seldom reach the public, unless the victims themselves coramunl rate the facta to some reporter. A great taauy people hear the cries for help, but who are the victims few ever know or hear. The explanation to theso frequent outrages, we think, is found In the great numbers of flashily dressed aud bull-neck young roughs about town, wh” make the bar-rooms and brothels noisy by dav and by night, when not engaged In their regular mention of robbing. They have come to Kithmoud trorn the Northern cities, and, because not known here, are better able to ply their light-lingered and neck choking business without suspicion. We trust there Is a surprise In store for them, which will blare them In the noonday of exposure and arrest As Jack Shep pard sings "All young m*n of the ’crossing’ beware, (Jivo up the ‘cross’ aud live on the square; For the 'fly caps are plentiful And the city Jail la nigh." A Great Inconvenience.--It has boon some three or four weeks since the boxes and box-windows at the City Post Office have been taken down for removal to the old Post Office, in the Custom H use building lu all previous moves of thia sort It has required fewer davs than in the present case weeks. What I- thereto be'doue but to adjust and fit the frame-work to the building (from which it was at first taken), and some little carpentering and painting ? Is more than a week necessary for all this ? Keut. is of boxes, who have taken them to save time, have round that It often require* me larger pan 01 au hour to get to (be window to aacerlalu if there i* any matt lor them, and they are anxious to know whether this annoynnce will be'iemoved. TheaUeatlou of theCtly Postmaster ta called to this matter. Some little energy will soon make the change. Robbed on ihe Steamer.--Wm. Sears Wood, of Richmond, while returning from Baltimore, Wednes day, on the steamer, was so uulortnnate a* to be rob bed ot his waUet, eontatulng a considerable «utn of money, llo made complaint agalust two young men on board, upon suspicion that thev were Baltimore pick pockets. nod upon the arrival of the steamer ai Rock etts thev were arrested, aud carried before the Provost Marshal lor examination. Here, tb« young men al luded to proved them -olves to be gentlemen of charac ter and standing, quite as high ab .vo suspicion asthe party who was tholr accuser. . . ... The Provost Marshal administered Wood a rebuke for c*u»iug ili« trim'll of K**otI»*iueu upou Mich Hilxlit suspicion, and discharged the accused. The Governor's Mansion and Capitol. - - A bill in troduced Into the Home of Delegates, providing for the refurnishing of the Capitol haJls and chamber*, and the Gubernatorial mansion, has fallen ,,!r"a,#hni,,„i uaut ot a constitutional majority Both the Capitol halls and the mansion would have been recarpeted In Confederate times had not the. blockade-running steam rr which bringing over the UM Bru««#l* fallen Into fhehand**'f the United Mates blockading fleet. So the Capitol aud mansion are t"go without a new dress. Tobacco Statistic*.—Mr. B. J Johnson, tobacco nist. and tobacco agent of Richmond, goes North this morning tor the purpose of collecting the tobacco ata ■ Utica of Hie North, to gather Information as to the sup ply on hand and the prospects of the *r*P7,u• or» . purpose he will visit Baltimore, Philadelphia, New •York and Boston, occupying about two weeks. The information thus obtained will he valuable to growers aud manufacturers In the Southern States. The Treks surrounding theCity Hall arestunted and alow In their growth because they are too closely planted. An effort„was made some year* ago to thin (hem out by removing every other one on the Broad and Eleventh street sides, but the Mayor opposed .heir removal, »o ihe matter dropped Transferred --Messrs. Ould and Hatch, late Ex change CommUaioaers for the Confederate States, and ex-Provost Marshal Carrington, of Richmond, wero vesterdav transferred Irom the Libby Prison to Castle (bunder. The Libby is to be cleared of prisoners en tirely and converted Into a depot. The Bopthern Travel Northward ts setting in quite heavily, and the steamers sail daily with quite a passenger list, including many merchants carrying Their Tmilles to the /ortheri watering pUcmi for health and recreation, while they look after the.r bust ne.«« interests In the cities._ The River at Rocketts, on Wednesday night, w», four feet above high water mark. Yesterday morning the rising had ceased to be perceptible, and the waters were evlSently receding. All apprehension* of atresh «t subsided with them._ _ Drowsed.--Willie Wygaud, a small lad, whose parents livo on Union Hill, was drowned iu the river, bolow Rocketts, yesterday morning, while fishing.— Ills body was not recovered. _— i « ?ab CA**.->AtnnBg the discharged ptieoaar* who af’ rived here from Newport New*, ob Tuesday, t« * vooBg man named Johnson, from Fanquler count/ He waa very much emaciated by irickues*. and so **• A hausted as to be almost unable to walk. He made bt» M way to Chlinbonto. part of which Is used a* a depot for H returning prl-oner-, aud w». informed that transports lit,n from Richmond w». only granted to those going homeward via Danville or l.vncliburg. Johnson bad arcordlngiv to provide for Umsolt---in> easy task for -ick mail without money m u strange city. Hefortu-^^M nately met an acquaintance, who secured for him a^Kg night' - lodging aud break!.is! <Ui Wednesday, Joba^^H •on walked from i hnrch Hill to the ceulral part of tbe^^H rilr in ouest of a former neighbor of hi» father, hot w»« unable to meet with him. A citlien, liudlng the ^ soldier almost prostrate from debility, obtained a eon vevaucc aud sent him to Cbirabora/o, but on hie wuy thither he stopped at a residence on Church Hill to de liver a letter from a prisoner at Newport Sew*. He ac cepted an Invitation to remain, and was kindly cared [or by the ladles, hut the cord of life was threadbare, sndyeatwfday he breathed his last. We mention thaae circumstance* in show the necessity of some co-opora tlou with the military authorities on the part of Iboao humanitarians among us who, to fudge from their sea llmi-ate, are not unwilling to render assistance to tom [.•derates In distress The authorities do everything within their prurince for the discharged prisoner*, but Mnnot be expected to give that fnll attention to Ihelr wants which would be bestowed by our citlien* If they knew Ihelr condition The Christian Association, or Ainbuiance Corp-, or some other organltatlon, ought to establish an office where assistance could be renaarat or information given, on application, to retnrmln prisoners. « BraoLaar—The store oi Messrs. Jackson k Bll , 1*li street foot of 8t rocker's Hill, wa*_ burglariously entered and robbed of three barrel* of lour and a Inf or groceries, to Hie value of several hundred dollara. I , The Work oe the Kei.iee Comti*«fOjr.--For tbn week eudlng Saturday, June 17, there were Issued by tbe Holier Commission, >7,1«* rations to 1#,571 person* The CorttT or Cohcuiatios aat yesterday, and vent through Its usual routine of business. The cases ex hibited no new features. ♦ 1 • Pee ion a i. .-* Hon Henry Read, ot Kentucky, a a member of the late Confederate Coagreaa, la la Rich- . raoud • • Amuiementa. Theatre.--Last evening the AoMrues of the Theatre enjoyed the presentation, for the Brat time la the Month, If not In the .North, of the entirely new and original play of “Camilla's Husband,'’ In five nets, with the following cast, the best that could be selected from the I stock company : Lady Camilla Harlatou, Mist Anna Waite; Maurice, the artist, Mr Leak; Mloeberry, with dauce and song, Miss M Partington; Sir Philip Harl ston, .Mr. Brink: Red Judv, wile of Dogorlar, Mrs. De Bar, Dog briar, Mr. Mg den. .New ecenery and appointments aided la lb* success ful production of tbe play, which wont off to tbs entire satisfaction of the audience. To-ntght M'lle Ravel 1* announced for her last air*’ pearance, "positively " We know how to appreciate these words, “positively tbo last," Ate. They general ly foreshadow a re-eugiigement and a continuance.--• Mr. Ogden Is too shrewd a manager to let a winning card play cut of bla gra-ti. The sterling eoqiedr or the Marble Heart I* under lined tor production t'o-uigbt. Monday night, the new "stars, ' Miss Jennie B. Price and Mr. JJ. Hauchett, will make their first appearance on Richmond boards SPECIAL NOTICES. The New York Tribune says, “tbe reason why Drake's Plantation Bitters are so universally used and have such an immense sale, ia that they afe always made up to the original standard, if highly invigorating material and of pare quality, ■ etc. The Tribute Jast bits the nail on the head.— The Plantation Bitters are not only made of pure material, bat the people are told what it Is. The Recipe is published abound each bottle, and the bottles are not reduced In size. At least twenty imitations and counterfeits have sprung up.— They impose upon the people once and that's the last of them. The Plantation Bitters are now nsed iQ all the Government Hospitals, are recommended by the best physicians, and are warranted to pro duce an Immediate beneficial effect. Facta are ^ stubborn things. “* * * I owe much to you, for I verily be lieve the Plantation Bitters have saved my life REV. W. II. WAGGONER; Madrid, N. Y. V “ * • • Thou wilt send me two bottles more of thy Plantation Bitters. My wife has been greatly benefited by tbeir Use. Thy friend, ABA CURBIN, Philadelphia, Pa.” “ * * * I have been a great sufferer from Dyspepsia, and had to abandon preachitg. * * * The plantation Bitters have cited me." REV. J. a CATHOBN, Rochester, N. Y. *• * * * I have given the Plantation Bitters to hundreds of oar disabled soldiers with the most astonishing effect. G. W. D. ANDREWS bup’t Soldiers’ Home, Cincinnati, 0.” “ • * • The Plantation Bitters have cared me of Liver Complaint, of whicn I was laid np pros) rate and had to Abandon my business. II. B. KINGSLEY, Cleveland, 0." .The Plantation Bitters have cored me of a derangement of the kidneys and the nrl- * nary organa that has distressed me for years. It' acts like a charm. ’ * , C. C. MOORE, 264 Broadway. ’ New Bedford, Mass.. Nor. 24 1863. Dear Sik —I have been afflicted manv years with severe prostrating cramps in my limbs, cold feet and hands, and a general disordered system. Physicians and mediciDe tailed to relieve me. Home triends in New York, who were using Plan tation Bitters, prevailed upon me to try them. I commenced with a small wine-glassful aftsr din ner. Feeling better by degrees, in a few day* 1 ^ was astonished to find the co’doess and ersmpf. had entirely left me and 1 could sleep the night through, which I hsa not done for years. I reel like nuotber being. My appetite and strength have also greatly Improved by the nse of the Plantation Bitters. Kespectfu.ly, JUDITH BUSHEL. If the ladies bat knew what thousands of them are constantly relating to us, we candidly be- - lieve one-half of the weakness, prostratLn and distress experienced by them would vanish.— James Mar>h, Esq., of 169 West 14th St.. N. Y., says “he has three children, the first two are weak and pony, his wife having been unable to » nurse and attend them, but that the has taken Plantation Bi ters (or the last two years, and hat a child cow 18 months old, which she has nursed and reared herself, and both are hearty, aauev a- d well. The article is invaluable to mothers, ^ etc. Bach ei idence might be continued for a vo lume. The best evidence is to try them. They speak for themselves. Persons of sedentary , habits tronb’.ed with weakness, lassitude, palpi- 1 tatlonof the heart lack of appetite, distrait af ter eating, torpid liver, roDiupauun, <u>uv»ews etc., will find speedy relief through the** Bit- ‘ 4 ten. Any person refilling bottle*, or offering to Mil Plaktatiok Bitte*.* in bulk—by the gallon, or in any manner except a. above, la a awlndler and imposter, with whom we shall deal as the law direct*. t Sold by all respectable dealers throughout the habitable globe. P. H. DUA&E * CO., myl6—eodly * ■ New York. A~CORE GUARANTEED-! WORD OF ADVICE.—Those who have been doctoring for- „ weeks and months witlmut obtaining reliefT should consult Dr. Flshblatt, whoae office la 364 E street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, . and be radically cured. Twenty-live yesrs’ ex perience has established Dr. Flshblatt s reputa tion as a pli)*ici>n. Recent ca«es cured jo a few days. Charges moderate. Dr. Flshblatt, 384 f; street between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, Washington, D. C. Persona at a dis tance can be treated by mail, if required. je9 -Im. __ | ' mineral waters. W«ire now receiving frtwli iliu.-ral Water* from the following crlebmted bprlogt, to which w* levlte your Sltention: Uur laclllties for obtaining lhe»* Water* direct trom the Springs, will enable ns at all tlmea to offer them pure aud fresh: . Oak Orchard Arid, St. Catharine'* Well (C* ) Sharon Sulphur, Blue hick, Congress or Saratoga, Bedford, Beltrer, Ktssiagtn aad Vichy. Al*o geuniue Vlchv Powder*. Dr. De dough'* Cod Liver oil, Brockedou * Comp. Bt. Curb. Potash Pill*. Lavtlle's Oout Liquor, Reynold'* Oout Specific, and BUir» Oout aud Rheumatic Pill*. __ COLEMAN A ROGERS, Pharmaceutlat*, myTf-.lru _171 Bsltlmor* Ht., Baltimore, ITCH. / FFft«i/on’ff\ ITCH.-^ Salt Rheum. \ Ointment J Sail Rheum. Will cure the Itch In 41 bour*--al*o cure* Salt Rheum Ulcer*. Chilblains, and all Eruptions of the Skin Price M cent* ; bv -ending tie cent* to We*ka & Potter, Boston, Mas*., will be forwarded free by mall. For aale by all Druggist*. S. CLEAN E, Ag. nt, under Richmond ilou**, corner Governor and Bo,» st* myna-am aTihklor’n hair dye's The Original and Best in the World. The only true and perfect Hair Dye. Hannlasa, Reliable and Instantaneous. Prod urea Immedi ately a splendid Black or natnral Brown without injuring the hair or sklo. Remedies the 111 ef ects of bad dyes. Sold by all Druggists. The genuine la signed WILLIAM A. BATCHELOR, ap:i— 3m 81 Barclay at, New York. —i.asaBgass9s Draft* on royal banhof Ireland. England, Switzerland and Ger many in snm* to suit. Passage Tickets by ' Inman,” “Anchor Line," “New York and Liverpool Steamers,'1 and “Old Black Star Line” of packet*, for sale at the Ham den Express Office, Main street, j*S2—lw 1 I