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If any business man in Richmond doubts that the
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the Virginia public, we invite him to call at this
office and we will take pleasure, as a matter <y
burnt**, in exhibiting to him our listnof bona fidt
subscribers in every section of the .State.
Withdrawal of French Troops from
The speech of Marshal Foret, in the Senate
of France, against the withdrawal of the
French troops from Mexico, is regarded by
some as an indication that there is still a doubt
in regard to the adoption of that policy. The
suggestion that this speech was made with the
cognizance, if not the approval, of the Eui
l>eror ill accords with his recent speech upon
the opening of the Corps Legislatif. Marshal
Foret’s arguments are strong, and well calcu
lated to excite among the warm, impulsive and
warlike masses of the French people, a serious
opposition to the policy of withdrawal. The
Marshal declares that it would tie highly dan
gerous to bring back the troops. He says the
supposition that a national spirit exists in
Mexico is absurd—the loug continued anarchy
has annihilated it. He says that the moment
the army returns from Mexico the trhole of the
French residents trill hare to return with it, or
they would fall victims to the vengeance of the
Mexicans. He says that as soon as French pro
tection is withdrawn from that portion of the
Mexican population who received the French
soldiers with open arms, they will share the fate
of the French residents. He declares that at
the very first intelligence of the retreat of the
French the promoters of discord will rc-appear
on the scene, and that the uow scattered
brigands would onee more rally around the flag
ol Ji aRez. He asked what must now tie doue
to complete the moral work which France lias
undertaken. His deliberate opinion was that
inore troops must he sent to Mexico, and, as this
statement called forth murmurs among the Sena
tors, he added that if not more Iritops, at least
those that were there should remain, amt more
sacrifices in money must he made' It was
once said that Fraucc was rich euotigh to pay
for her glory ; and would it he glorious to leave
iiuperfcM the enterprise she has comiueuced in
a distant land f He admitted that money had
its importance : but was it right that, for a mere
sum of money, the realization of so great a
design, conceived by the Emperor, .should lie
endangered ? He did not think so.
The French press has been admonished by
the government to abstain trom comment on
the political proceedings of the Chambers—
heuce Marshal Cocky's speech has not been
discussed by the French journals. It is from
the Paris correspondent of the Loudon 7woes
that the above information is derived.
The President's Speech Works.
The President’s 22ml speech is working.—
It was not to be expected that so extraordinary
■ a speech would fall still-born. Like all decided
efforts, it uecessarily pleased many, and offended
many. As Marat lav says of Prussia, during
the seven years war—“ It was all xtiug.” Of
conrse those who were stuug bv it were
offended by it. They were more than offended—
they were exasperated. Fokxky (D. I*.) thus
commences one of his “ Occasional ” letters :
« Never let the 22ud of February, 1S6G, be for
gotten.’’ Poor Fokxky, he has good reason
“never to forget” it. II memory survives
life, none of us will probably ever forget the
day on which we shuttle off this mortal coil.—
Forxky Hied on that day—that is, the political
part of him. Is there any part of him that is
not political! Simnkk, Stkvkns, Wknokll
Phillips, will not, either, be apt to forget that
• day. They were severally branded as traitors,
and held up before the country for condemna
tion. None of us, either those who were
pleased or those who were offended, will ever
forget that day or that speech. The extreme,
incurable radicals condemn the bad taste, the
indecorum, Ihe “ indecency ” of the speech—
for such is their language. They say the Presi
dent degraded his high office by the use of
language never before heart! from Presidential
lips. They are mistaken. That stern ami iron
man whom President Johnson is >aid so much
to resemble, used stronger language with less
provocation. A New Vork contemporary has
taken the pains to cull from Pakton’s life of
Jackson the following specimens of his pas
sionate outbursts :
“ To a son of Rufus King, who was the spokesman
of a committee of merchants and bankers from this
city, General Jackson said: * Well, sir, Rufus King
was always a Federalist, and I suppose you take
after him.' lusolent, do you say’ What do you
come to me for. then ?’ To another delegation, he
said ‘ Why am I teased with committees ! Here 1
am receiving two or three anonymous letters every
dav. threatening me with assassination if 1 don't re
store the deposits and reehartcr the hank—the abom
inable inatitution—the monster that has attempted
to control the government. I’ve got my foot upou
it, aud l'U crush it’ He was perpetually saying he
had no confidence in Congress, anJ expressing the
opinion that its members had been bought up with
bank gold. * The d—d infernal scoundrel ’ was the
epithet he applied to one member of Congress. Af
ter reading oue of Mr. Clay's philippic agpinst him,
he exclaimed * Oh. if l live to get these robes of
office off me, I will bring the rascal to a dear ac
count’ ”
All who were familiar with Axkrkw Jmix
pon’s antecedents—surely those who elected
biiu to the Vice-Presidency could not have
been ignorant of them—know that he is a man
ot the people, accustomed to call both men
urn irungs u> mru *
throughout his life he has retained “a touch
of nature.” But in wh.it does the alleged iu
deeenev consist ' In the word traitor t That
word has been in universal use for the last five
years. When Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Johnson
applied it to Southerners, the Radicals were
not shocked and disgusted by it : on the con
trary they thought it all right. It only became
an indecent word wlicu it was applied to three
of their own number. Surely there is nothing
indecent in the words “ dead duck.” The
subject was so indecent in itself that the won
der is that more unseemly language was not
The great comic Poet of England, w rote :
*■ No thief e'er felt the halter draw.
With good opinion of the law.”
So no man, conscious of a w icked heart and
evil designs, ever approved the language de
nouncing his real purposes, and depicting his
true character. We must expect the galled
jade to wince. Only those can admire whose
“ withers are unwrung.” As for President
Johnson, he spoke on that memorable twenty
second February, as a man to men. He dis
carded all “ flummery,” as he expressed it,
and spoke to the people without reserve. Let
those complain who were touched on the raw,
and those criticise who value themselves it
proportion as they rise above the people, auc
who atfect to think that the President should
not condescend to speak to them at all—leasi
of all to address them in the language of na
ture. Snch men do not understand Andrew
juhnson. His power is with the people. H»
sprung from the people, and he never feels si
honored as when on a level with the people.—
He has no secrets from them, as the ordinary
politicians have, and these latter may wel
tremble when he calls in the people to tak*
counsel against them.
The French organ, the Courier de» Etat*
Unis— and the French are proverbially fastid
oqs—in commenting upon the President’!
speech, says that he is one of those rare met
who can descend from his great place to a leve
without soiling the robes of office. The < burin
asks. In the same article—1“Is it possible that
I •• the laud between the Potomac wul the HU
« Grande it the only land on this contincni
“ that produces men of great talents and greui
I •• courage.”
Mr. Johnson’s immediate predecessor was re
markable for his plainness of speech ; for homo
lr illustration; for story-telling, and for joke:
not distinguished by scrupulous delicacy, lit
related these atorics and jokes on all occasions,
' without regard to places, persons or circum
stances. On ceremonious occasions his triend:
dreaded lest he should give aloose to thii spirit
of levity, and place himself, them and the coun
try at disadvantage. But be was a plain man
: of the people, and much was forgiven him or
i that account. The more courtly politics!
(eiders became, at length, well contented to lei
1 him talk as he pleased, provided he would acl
I t0 j)]ease them. But now, when President John
son, another man of the people, hut with a'will
of his own, and with convictions stronger than
most men have, indulges in a little plain talk
j it is insinuated by some, and asserted by oth
ers, that it is the effect of convivial indulgence
! Just here one of Mr. Lincoln’s jokes may be
| appropriately quoted, which is revived hv the
I Jo>rmal of Commerce. I>uring the war a Kadi
I cal Congressional committee or delegation
' waited on him, and urged the removal of Uone
j oral-from the command-in-chief, assigning
as a reason that he was in the habit of drinking
| whiskey:
“Ah," said Mr. Lincoln, “and do you know
where he gets his whiskey, gentlemen ?”
“No, we do not.”
“ I’m sorry for that,” was the President’s
reply, “for, if you could tell me, I would send
.1 barrel of the same whiskey to every general
in the army.”
However distasteful the President’s 22nd
speech may he to the Radical leaders, it is tell
ing powerfully on the masses. It was made for
them, and not for the leaders. II it pleases
them its object is attained.
Act to Amend the City Charter.
The attention of our readers will bo attracted
I to the act of the General Assembly “ to amend
the charter of the city ot Richmond,” pub
lished irr our advertising columns. This act
will he submitted to the vote of the citizens on
Tuesday next, the 6th of March. If adopted
l»y a majority of the voters, which we confi
1 dentlv anticipate, we will be relieved ol those
perpetually recurring municipal elections
which are almost universally regarded as
uuisances, w hich tend to demoralize the people
by fostering the spirit of dcmagogisiu, by en
couraging dissipation,by creating unwholesome
excitements and agitations, and bv begetting
humberless petty cliques and factions. Wo
want tranquility, order and stability. This act,
if ratified by the voters, will give these lo us.
It provides that the members of the Common
Council shall be elected annually on the first
Wednesday in April, and that on the same day
every fourth year there shall be an election lor
a Mav»r and members of the Court ot Hus
tings, (other than the Judge thereof, whose
election occurs every eight years.) It pro
vides that the City Sergeant, High Constable,
Attorney for the Commonwealth and Clerk,
shall lw* appointed by the Hustings Court, and
shall bold their offices for a term of four years.
We leel that we cannot too highly commend
this bill to the favor of the people ol Ktoh
ni,.ml. We cannot but tliiuk that ihe wise re
forms contemplated by it will challenge the
good wishes ami receive the sutfrages of all re
flecting men.
City Journalism.
An interesting event in city journalism is the
consolidation of the Enquirer and Sentinel,
which was announced yesterday. Colonel N at.
Ttlir retires, having sold his interest in the
Enquirer to his partner, Mr. Com- man. The
two journals thus merged will be conducted by
Messrs. Smith & Coi.kman, (the former of the
Sentinel.) Our best wishes attend this new en
terprise, aud accompany Colouel Tyi.kr in his
The President
The President is deeply in earnest in his
policy of restoration. He omits no opportu
nity for enforcing it upon the country, and de
clares his purpose to adhere to it persistently.
Wednesday last he was visited by a committee
of gentlemen from Philadelphia, who called to
present to him the resolutions of a public
meetitfg in that city. Mr. Makshai.i., in behalf
of the committee, said the meeting which
passed the resolutions was without distinction
of party, and, in the course of his speech, re
marked :
*• We will stand by you. then, rather as conserva
tive citizens than iis’partizatis. We stand by you
as Pennsylvanians, as Peuusylvaniaus always stood
by Andrew Jackson, never losing faith in his honesty
of purpose to do what was right, and his power to
do it, and never to submit to what was wrung, and
his ability to prevent it.”
The President responded in substance as
*» 1 shall not attempt, gentlemen, to make a formal
reply. 1 can only say that 1 trust your coulidence
has not l>een misplaced, aud 1 can but point you to
tuy past course and to my public promulgation of
the principles bv which 1 am guided, as an evidence
of what my future course will l>e. It now behooves
every man to apply himself diligently to the task of
understanding the'real condition of the country, and
to apply the true remedy for all existing evils by a
faithful observance aud enforcement of the t'onsti
tution and the laws made in pursuance thereof. It
has been our object to find a healing plaster eo-ex
tensive with the wound that was indicted on the
body politic. We thought that we had found it, and
>till thiukiug so. ire shall pursue and persist in our
policy until the treat result is aeeimplished, or it
shall be defeated by a power over which we have no
control. 1 thank you, gentlemen, for the approba
tion and encouragement you have extended to me on
this occasion."
Thursday, a delegation from the Iron and
Steel Association, w ho had been iu session iu
Washington, waited upon the President, and
addressed him with reference to the interests
of that Association, and of American labor gene
rally. In reply, he said ;
•• It seems to me that in this work, which affects
esb of the country, tin* first thing to I* done is to la
bor for a restoration of the Government.
•• If we could enlarge the area in which otir cur
rency is to circulate—increase the number of hands
in which it is to pass— wc should correspondingly
give it a sounder basis without taking out one dol
lar from the circulation. By restoring the Govern
ment and the industrial products of the South, we
thereby wide# the area of circulation, and along
with it bring into the markets of the country mil
lions of tobacco and cotton.
“ This is a very important item, and would
strengthen the country and increase the demand for
all manufacturing productions. It seems to me that
the most powerful stimulus that could be given to
these interests would to restore our Government.
It would increase the demand for manufactured ar
ticles of all kinds. By restoring the country you
increase its ability to pay taxes. You could leave
the present rate of tariff as it is, if yon could take
away this iuternal revenue tax. By getting rid of
this internal revenue tax. yon would correspon
dingly increase youi protection to manufacturing
ami agricultural interests. I think that »s fast as
wc can we should get away from these internal
I taxes that now rest -s> heat ily upon the industrial
products of the country. Anything I cau do I will
do that will tend to strengthen the resources of onr
country. I sympathize with you. and I trust and
hope your efforts will succeed and cxleud as our
country is restored aud peace returns.”
To these remarks Captain Ward responded :
*• We believe. Mr. I‘i.-sidetil. that flic constant drain
upon ns and our resources is the vast importations
th.it come from England. We believe that that drain
will produce very disastrous results unless the pre
sent tariff is increased. So far as the currency is
concerned, if it is greatly reduced we believe it will
result in disaster aud bankruptcy.
“ Mr. Johnson—As I have remarked, if we restore
the Government, aud thus increase the dcuiaud for
articles, our curreucy will be placed upon a firmer
basis. 1 think this does away with all argument
for a diminution of the amount of circulation.
" But there is one thiug of paramount considera
tion. Let ns have a Government. Let us have a
united people: then we have got a Government.
“ Mr. E. B. Ward—Mr. President, we are all labor
ing uuder the belief that we have a Government.
Mr. Johnson—Then let ua hare a whole liovern
ment. Then we have got a wider area for every
thing to be carried on in.”
Ou the same day a committee, appointed at
the mass meeting in Baltimore, presented
themselves at the White House, when Judge
Crank, alter speaking of the policy of the Presi
dent as oue that should l»e adopted by the
country, presented the resolutions ol the meet
“The President said, in reply, that he conld make
no speech further than to say that his poliey was be
fore the country. It was not the result of impulse,
bat the result of a conviction. That it was tin
principle upon which the government was founded.
It was before the country, and would continue to be
He said this to give assurance that the government
will be administered on that policy, mid he did not
*ay it menacingly. It was believed that the safett
of this government rested npon these principles, lit
was not insensible to the compliment paid by tliu
visit. That man's heart and mind must indeed Is
, Imh not u> U deeply imputed by snoh mu
ranees of the people's support,
♦•This compliment was peculiarly gratifying tc
him. He believed the country would be restored tc
ite former condition of prosperity and harmony. He
entered the contest expressing the same views he
did now, and he stood now as he did then, by the
Union and the Constitution, not having swerved a
hair's breadth. Tbe taunts which had been uttered
against him had no effect upon him. His only work
was the reatoration of the country—the thorough re
conciliation and harmony of the nation. We are,
lie adeled, steadily accomplishing the work. ■ e
have seen families wlio were divided amongst them
selves. and had considerable dissension amongst
them: but we see them all afterwards harmonized,
and live in peace and friendship.
“It will be ao with us. If we can do this it would be
something of which to be proud. It will come right
in the end. notwithstanding, lu the matter, extrem
ists of both sections, while porsuing different means
labored steadily for the accomplishment of the same
end—the destruction of the Union. So far as the
1 dissolution of the Union is concerned, one is as bad
l as the other.
••When the rebellion is put down and we find a
party for consolidation and concentration, it is the
same spmt-as rebellion, and leads to the same end—
the destruction of the Government. I desire nothin .'
hut to effect the reconciliation thoroughly. When l
eau do this. I can exclaim, with full heart, -1 have
reached the summit of my ambition.’ I have no
other ambition. My only object is to restore the
Union to its full and reconciled normal condition.
Then my work will lie done. I thank you, gentle
men. for this mark of your countenance ami sup
i P0*^"
“ What is Our True Policy ?
j It is Herein Considered. Bv a Viroikiax.
Gary & Clenmiit, Publishers, Richmond, Vir
This is the title of a series of pamphlets to
be issued by Gary & Ci.kmmitt, the first
uumber of which has already been published,
and is now lying before us. The author is, as
lie claims to be, a Virginian, although we have
authority for saying lie is not, as has been
supposed, a resident of this city. He describes
his work, in the preface, as “ an attempt to
survey the whole policy of the country, and t<>
examine what measures are best suited to the
j public interest.” It was bis original purpose
to bring the whole out in two or more oc
tavo volumes, but he soon found it.irupracti
cable, in consequence of the pressure of busi
ness engagements. The condition of the coun
try, meanwhile, was such as to require the
immediate adoption of measures “ to restore
something like organization to society, reveuue
to the public treasuries, and activity to trade.”
This, then, is the object of the work.
So lur as we can judge from the specimen
before us, the author lias acquitted himself
with great ability. He betrays a thorough ac
quaintance with his subject, a full knowledge
of tlie condition of tin; country, profound
thought, and a habit of dealing with financial
questions of the highest order and most diffi
cult solution. The question of most immedi
ate interest at this time is, how shall the far
mer obtain mouey enough to put bis farm iu
working condition—that is to say, to bnv im
plements and manures, and pay his hirelings
from day to day ? In order to enable him to do
this, the author proposes to establish in each
State a “ Real Estate Loan Company,” which
shall make the necessary advances under cer
tain conditions. The most remarkable feature
I of the system is, that the money loaned is never
| demanded, and that the repayment of the
capital lent is held to be acquitted by the pay
ment of interest. This seeming paradox is ex
plained at length in the work. We need
merely glance at it here. For example : Jons
Dok has an estate valued at $10,000. lie
wishes to borrow $5,000 to restock his farm,
\c., ruined by neglect or by war. lie
applies to the company. They take a mort
gage of his whole estate, and lend him half the
value of it. (They never lend more than half
the value.) They charge him eight per cent.
Of this six per cent, pays the interest on the
capital lent, one |>er cent, defrays the expenses
of the company, aud one per a nt. goes to form
a sinking fund to reduce the body of the debt.
In forty-seven years the whole debt will he ex
tinguished, and the mortgagor will have back
his land free of incumbrance. He will have
paid, at eight per cent., $18,800, and he be
comes free. Had be borrowed 85,000 on the
usual terms (six per cent.) conditioned for the
repayment of the principal at the cud of the
term, his account of payments would have
stood thus;
Interest at 0 per cent for forty-seven
Principal,. 5,000
Difference between the results of the two op
erations $500—the interest lor one* year at f>
percent. That, in so small a sum, is a trifle.
The great beauty of the operation consists in
its giving quiet and security—assuring the
mortgagor that his mortgage will never be en
forced, &c.
An Urban Estate Loan Association, on the
same principle, is recommended, and the appli
cation of the plan to all companies is strongly
This system is not a new thing. It lias
stood the test of one hundred years of the se
verest experience. It was tried tirst in Prus
sia, alter the seven years’ war, when the
whole country was devastated, and the popu
lation a nation of paupers. Jt gradually ex
tended, so as to include the whole of Ger
many. It was tried with perfect success in
Poland and in France, and in 1864 it was final
ly introduced into England, where it threatens
to usurp the place of all other institutions
having the same object. One of its best fea
tures is, that it does not seek to charter any
bank. Its dealings are carried on with the
paper of specie paying banks or hanks in good
standing. During its whole course of existence
—one hundred years of the most agitated pe
riod of modern history—although for a part of
it, all Germany was in a state of revolu
tion or subjugation—its stock always approach
ed par—was always above the stock of the
Government. In England, at this day, it is
fast rendering the three per cents, unfashiona
Every man m Virginia ougni 10 nave mis
pamphlet. If the people will only study it, it
will produce a most salutary revolution in
money affairs. In our opiniou, it is the most
important work ever published in Virginia.—
We have given but a very faint idea of its
contents. It may be obtained at any of the
Soituckn Relief Fair.—Various means of
procuring relief for the suffering poor in the
South have beeu devised by those in the more
I favored sections, but we have heard of no step
! more likely to yield good fruits than a grand
i lair which is projected to be held at the Mary
i land Institute, Baltimore, for the purpose. It
! is understood that a number of the ladies of
j that city, of earnest and benevolent sympa
i tides, have the matter in hand, and it is as.
snmiug such proportions, it is said, as to give
promise of large results. The ladies have been
actively engaged in soliciting contributions for
this object, and have met with much success,
embracing donations of wares, fancy goods,
&c. A desire to co-operate in this laudable
charity to relieve suffering humanity is, in
deed, said to be generally evinced in the
larger cities of the North.* The general dis
tress which is known to prevail throughout the
South, and the fact that uo particular class is
sought to lie benefitted by this fair, should en
list the support of all charitably inclined per
sons. •
Anniversary Celebrations.—The semi
centennial celebration of the Franklin Society
of Washington College, took place at Lexington
last Thursday, (the 2'2d),and was an occasion of
much interest. Colonel John T.L. Preston, of
the Military Institute, was the orator, and de
livered, as we learn from the Uacette, an address
j of rare beauty and interest, sketching the inen,
women and customs of “ titty years ago,” and
the history of the foundation, at that time, of
the Franklin Society. At its close, Auld Lang
Syne was sung with great fervor.
The ninth annual contest between the two
Literary Societies of Roanoke College, (at
Salem, Virginia,) occurred also, on the 22d.
Messrs. W. S. Bullard, Charles A. McCauley
and W. E. Hubbert represented the Ciceronian
Society, and Messrs. J. B. Bentley, S. A.
Repass and James H. Turner the Demosthenian.
The young gentlemen acquitted themselves
most creditably, A correspondent says of this
“ Roanoke College has, since 1851, been
, quietly, but with increasing facilities, perform
ing an important p*t in the work of education,
having had an average attendance of more than
one hundred students. Surviving the ruins of
war, its halls arc again crowded, having in at
tendance nearly one hundred and fifty students.
It will oiler as increased facilities,demanded by
the changed circumstances of our State, and
its increasing patronage, a Chair ni' Mining and
Agriculture, lately established, and tilled by a
gentleman of scientific standing, and increased
accommodations. Its situation, in the midst of
a beautiful and fertile country, with a healthy
climate, on the line of a gnat railroad, is all
I that could be desired, and gives it cftiims upon
1 the generous patronage of the State.”
Onk or thk Books.—lion. George W.
Thompson, late Judge of the Wheeling District,
and formerly conspicuous in the politics of this
j State, has written a hook with a queer title,
(which we have lorgotten,) and a queerer
| phraseology, if we may judge from the
opal ii'corder, which says:
“ We do not assert that this hook is not pro
found. We only know that it is to us thoroughly
unintelligible. We groped through two pages,
| when we came on the third to the following
passage ; 1 Man becomes the diaphanous ectype
of the inner spiritual self, as he is moulded and
moulds his surrounding organisms from instant
to iustunt in theiraniuialistic propensities, their
human desires and purposes, and in his higher
spiritual manifestations of autopsic willing, in
! tellectualizing and loving.’ ”
Some peoplcthink the Judge’s hook ispriuted
upside down, thus accounting for the peculiarity
of the style. We feel bound to say, after ex
amination, that the book is not printed upside
The Clarksburg Trbyraph suggests that we
will now have in literature a style known as the
“Thompsonian or toploltical style, or the high
falutin method of obscuring ideas.”
Judge Thompson, in earlier life, wrote abook
which he called “ The Category of the Infinite.’
uiaturcr mediation has brought him to the coil
elusion set forth in the above passage. He is
evidently progressing.
Pcbi.ic Mkktino in Poktsmoi th.—A large
and enthusiastic meeting ol the citizens of
Portsmouth assembled at Oxford Hall, iii that
city, on Wednesday evening, February 28th,
for the purpose of endorsing the policy of the
President of the United States, and sustaining
him in the position he lias assumed before the
country. The meeting adopted very emphatic
and spirited resolutions, and listened to stir
ring and manly speeches from Captain Samuel
Watts, Colonel Godwin and others. The for
mer is represented hv the Norfolk I irginUtn
as saying:
“lie had almost said Virginia had lost all—
no, not all—not her honor ; her brave soldiers
had nobly and heroically saved that upon every
battle Held—they bore back in their hearts
Virginia’s ancient escutcheon untarnished, and
its motto would go down the tide of time to the
latest generation of man. As our brave soldiers
did, so ii behooves us citizens to do—to exert
ourselves to the utmost to sustain the dignity
of the Statu by our fidelity in the maintenance
<>l our oaths to support the Constitution and
the Union. The revolution at the South was
;d an end, but another revolution was brooding
in the capitol at Washington—a Vesuvius of
Black Republicanism and Radicalism, which
sought to overthrow the noble structure of the
Constitution. Wo must unite with Andrew
Johnson to defeat this party; we must stand
1 »y Andrew JOlinsOH, tne uonsmunon aim me
Kxi’ikatiox of Reoipkoc’Itv.—The Secretary
of tiie Treasury lias addrdssed a -circular to
Collectors of Customs and Agents of the
Treasury, dated Mareli 1st, 1866,advising them
that the Reciprocity Treaty entered into be
tween the United States and her Brittanic
Majesty, proclaimed September 11, 1854, will
expire on the 17th instant. They are directed
to he guided by the several tariff acts now in
force in the assessment and collection of duties
on all goods imported on and alter the 18th in
stant, unless orders from the Treasury Depart
ment are received to the contrary. In deter
mining the value of any goods imported, the
appraisers are instructed to take the actual
market value of such goods, wares or merchan
dise in the principal markets of either of the
Provinces or of Great Britain.
Fancy Sketches.—Some imaginative person
lately saw, at Arlington, about dusk, “ a lonely
figure, standing with folded arms, at the foot of
a tree,” and on approaching discovered that
the person in the “sorrowful attitude” was
Robert E. Lee. Straightway he communicated
the interesting and romantic incident to the
New Vork Tribune. Another correspondent of
the same paper, with a more practical turn, and
shrewd in the art of advertising, saw the same
notable person in a certain dagtterreau shop, in
Washington, sitting for his picture, and uller
wards purchasing likenesses of Grant, Meade
and Lincoln. The Lexington Gazette spoils
both these pretty little incidents by declaring
that there is no truth in them.
The National Deht.—The following is an
abstract of the “Monthly Statement of the
Public Deht,” reported by the Treasury De
partment fo^ the month of February last:—
Debt bearing interest in coin, $1,177,867,291.81).
Deht hearing interest in currency, $1,185,428,
980.50. Matured debt not presented for pay
ment, $985,979.64. Debt bearing no interest,
$163,586,707.52. Total of the debt, $2,827,868,
909.46. Amount of coin in the Treasury, $55,
736,192.12. Amount of currency in the Treas
ry $60,282,767.12. Total cash in the Treasury,
$110,018,959.24. Amount of the public debt,
less the cash in the Treasury, is $2,711,850,
Rrooke's Deep-Sea Souuiliiift Apparatus.
To the Editor of the ll'hig :
The maritime nations of the world have, for hund
reds of years, been engaged in fruitless efforts to
fathom the deep sea, and to disclose the secrets hid
in the ocean’s bosom, from the creation of the
world. But what these combined powers had most
signally failed to accomplish, was achieved, some
eight or ten years ago, by an officer then in the Un
ited States navy, aud by a contrivance so simple
that the wonder was that it had never been thought
t* l.nT.xvk lieAol'o'j lixiil Imu iniilt urili*
solved the problem so long, so anxiously, ami so in
effectually sought. Had this been the invention of a
British naval officer, the English press, I am per
suaded, would have spared no effort to herabl
abroad, far and near, the triumph of their navy in
solving a problem which had taxed the ingenuity and
baffled the shill of so many other maritime powers.
Then- sue ins, however, an unaccountable apathy in
the United States in claiming an,invention, second
in importance to none of the present century, with
the exception of the Magnetic Telegraph. First, we
are struck with the dogged silence ot the Atlantic
Company in regard to an invention to which they
were indebted for tin- information which enabled
them, and sun essfully, to lay their submarine cable.
Next, the silence, with a few exceptions, maintained
by the American press in regard to an. invention
w’liieh, I am confident, that the foreign press would
not have imitated under similar circumstances. The
press should hold out an encouraging hand to inven
tors. if not on their account, yet in consideration of
the wealth and scientific reputation brought to their
country by such as merit their countenance and en
couragement. It may be thought rather late to bring
Brooke’s lead u|K>n the carpet again- Too true, that
the act of limitations, after a certain time, is a bar
to ail profit not previously secured to inventors : but
no time can bar a well-founded claim to reputation
—often tmire desired than profits. This the press, by
-imply discharging its duty, can secure to them,
which. I should think, would lie a pleasure as well
as a duty.
A Friend to Merit.
Horrible Heath of a Young Lady by Bukn
iS,;._A young lady, twenty years of age. uamed
Helen Marten Jarrott. of Hoboken, met with a hor
rible death by burning, on Sunday last, under the
following circumstances:
Miss .larrott was endeavoring to kindle a lire, and
the wood being damp and not readily igniting, she
threw a quantity of kerosene upon it. which com
municated to the lire underneath, and. (lashing up.
ignited the oil in the can. which exploded, setting
fin- to her clothing, and. before it could lie extin
guished. the young lady was so dreadfully burned
that she expired, after suffering the most intense
agony for twelve hoars. Miss Jarrott was a most
exemplary young lady, and belonged to the Trinity
Church choir, Hoboken, from which church the fu
neral took [dace on Tuesuay afternoon.
Elopement.—The gossi|«s of Brooklyn are exer
cised with a new sensation, in the shape of the elope
ment of the wife of an apothecary in Orand street,
with a “ boss” tailor. The lady took one hundred
dollars with her. and left three little children behind
her. Her compnnion took two hundred dollars and
!iis clothing, etc. Taking the first train, they disup
fieared, and have not since been heard of. He leaves
a wife, but no children. The lady was an accom
plished musician, young and good looking, seven
years married, and apparently very comfortable.
A new Express Company, the Merchants’ Union,
lias been formed in the western part of the State of
New York, with a capital of fifteen millions, and
the arrangements aie already completed for imme
diately opening business. E. H. Boss is President;
William H. Seward. Vice President, and Major (Jen
eral H. W. Slocum. Secretary. Nearly $5,000 000
have been subscriped at San Francisco within a few
dAys to the stock of the new company. John How
has been appointed local director for California.
1 Virjirinifi T-iefrtelatnre
Friday, March 2.
The Senate convened at 10 A. M., Lieut. Governor
Cow per in the Chair. Prayer by Rev. I)r. Hoge.
House bill 260, concerning the terms of courts.
House bill 293. authorizing the Town Council of
Fredericksburg to fund the interest due on the funded
debt of the town.
The Senate bill 164. amending the act incorpora
ting the Covington and Ohio Railroad, was taken
up. It merely inserts the name of C. L. Crockett, of
Wythe, as a commissioner, aud a simple proviso re
quiring a two-third concurrence in any actiou of the
commissioners. The vole on the hill resulted—ayes
13, noes 8. Messrs. Crockett and Gilmer pairing off.
was then taken up, and the following bills were
House bill 94, changing the place of voting at Big
Lick, in Roanoke county.
House bill 96, declaring the house of W. R. I„
Vaughan, in Pittsylvania couuty, an election pre
House bill 93, incorporating the Virginia Insur
ance, Loan aud Trust Compauy.
House bill 157, for the relief of Joseph Padgett.
House bill 163, ameudiug and re-enacting section
13 of chapter 14 of the Code.
House bill 248, in regard to Commissioners of the
Senate bill 108, incorporating the stockholders of
the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Connection
Company caine up on the calendar.
The amendments to the bill were adopted, where
upon Mr. Rolliug moved to strike out of the bill nil
■ elating to the city of Petersburg, which was agreed
to, and the bill passed.
Mr. Rolling then offered a bill (Senate, 173,) in
corporating the Petersburg Railroad Connection
Oomimiiy, which was read three times and passed,
under suspension of the rules.
The idea of these two bills is to incorporate tiro
companies in lieu of one general association, one
for each city, who shall proceed pari pax.xu with
their work.
Was taken np and passed, as amended, without de
Senate bill 49,to promote and encourage immigra
tion, was taken up.
The substitute by Mr. Keen was adopted, and the
bill passed.
Whereupon, Mr. Guay’s bill (174). with the same
title, was taken up aud passed.
The appropritaion bill for 1865 and 1866 was taken
up and passed,
The Senate agreed to take up and pass the follow
ing bills:
Joint resolution in relation to the debt line to the
State by Selden. Withers A Co.
Senate bill 277, to provide for funding the interest
due on the public debt.
Senate bill 172, incorporating the Nevadaville
Silver-Lead Company.
Senate bill 176, for the relief of sheriffs, constables
and others.
The hour of one o’clock having arrived, the Sen
ate proceeded to execute the joint order relative to
the election of a Superintendent of the Public Print
Messrs. John .1. Palmer, R. F. Walker, Win. Mac
farlane aud W. A. R. Nye were put in nomination.
The following is the vote:
For Mr. Walker— Messrs. Rolling, Cabell. Cole
man. Lawson, Leinosev, Mitchell, Peck, Powell,
Robinson, Strother and ’i’lout—11.
For Mr. Palmer—Messrs. Alexander, Below, Gil
mer. Gray, McRae, Richmond and Washington—7.
For Mr. Nye—Messrs. Carter, Crockett and Da
For Mr. Mm farlane- Messrs. Galt aud Power—2.
The joiut vole resulting in Mr. Palmer’s receiving
67 votes, he was declared duly elected.
The Senate then entered into the election of three
commissioners to settle the differences between that
\ irginmn anu meniao*, ami me loiiowmg gentlemen |
were nominated by the House of l)e legates; James i
F. Johnson, ol Bedford; John .1. Allen, of Bote
tourt; Thomas J. Haymotul, of Richmond city; Mr.
Martin, of Henry; Joint Jauney, of Loudoun; F.
II. Deane, of Lynchburg; Richard A. Claybrook, of
Westmoreland, and John .8. Millson, of Norfolk.
Some difficulty arising as to the manner in which
the elections should be gone into, the Senate took a
recess until four o’clock, before which, howeve", I .
Gray had nominated Alexander Rives, of A them <*,
and Mr. Strother had nominated Alexander ij it.
Stuart, of Augusta.
The Senate resumed its deliberations at ha' past
4 P. M.
Mr. Keen arose to a privileged question. 0 i his
motion, it was ordered to be' entered oil the ji Mial
that he was unavoidably absent from the sessi .a of
the Senate to-day, in tlie discharge of representative
duties, when tlie vote was taken on the passage of
the law staying the collection of debts for a limited
period ; and, in view of an understanding in the Sen
ate that such vote would not be taken without a
call of the ayes and noes, and that he should have
an opportunity of examining the provisions of a bill
so greatly affecting all the vital interests oftliis Com
monwealth, and especially of his constituents; thrust
as it was ii|Min the Senate, even without having been
printed, and without an opportunity of being ma
turely considered by the Senate, and containing pro
visions so diametrically opposed to any previous ac
tion of tlie Senate* during its present session; and
certainly, in his opinion, opposed to what would be
tlie action of the General Assembly upon a joint bal
lot, as the variant votes attest— he having been,
from the commencement of the session, an earnest
advocate of a most liberal stay law—one meeting the
wants and necessities of the country—believing that
the practical operation of the bill, as passed, will be
totally inadequate to meet tlie desired end, had he
been present he would have been constrained to vote
against tlie passage of that bill; and however dis
tateful it might have been to him or bis constituents
to have protracted the session of this General As
sembly, rather than pass the present bill he would
have signed a (-all for an extension of the session for
a short period, in order to have perfected a bill,
The Senate then proceeded to the election of one
commissioner, who should represent the interests of i
the State south of the James River, and the result
For Win. Martin.20
For James F. Johnson. I
For F. B. Deane. 1
There was no election, and the second ballot re
For Win. Martin.23
For James F. Johnson. 1
For John S. Millson. )
Win. Martin, of Henry, received the majority of
votes, and was duly declared a commissioner.
The Senate then proceeded to elect a second com
missioner, and tin* vote resulted—
For Beverley B. Douglass.11
For Alexander Rives. fi
For John Janney. 3
For Thomas S. i I ayinond.2
On the joint vote there was found to be no elec
tion. The second ballot resulted—
For John Jauney.17
For B. B. Douglass. 5
The joint vote having been counted, John Jauney
received a majority, and was declared duly elected.
The Senate then proceeded to select a third com
missioner. and the vote resulted—
For Alex. II. II. Stuart.Hi
For John -I. Allen. -1
The joint vote resulted in the election of Alex. H.
II. Stuart, as the third commissioner.
The Senate, op motion of Mr. I.emosy, then ad
journed at live minutes past seven P. M.
The House met at eleven o’clock, the Speaker in
the Chair.
Tlie report of the committee, adverse to the calling
of a State Convention, was agreed to.
House bill appropriating the pulilie revenue for the
fiscal years lS0ii-’66.
House Hill to reorganize the militia, with Senate
amendment, giving the Governor the appoiutuieut of
Adjutant General.
Senate bill to extend the time for tbe exercise of
certain civil rights and remedies.
House bill funding the interest on tbe public debt.
Joint resolutions in relation to the debt due the
State by Seldeu, Withers .V Co.
House bill amending the Code in relation to the
Court of Appeals, and making provisions concerning
the organization, jurisdiction and proceedings of
said court.
House Hill imposing a tax on oysters.
Joint resolutions for sending two copies of certain
•statutes, codes and appeals to the State Library of
South < 'arolina.
House Hill authorizing the Governor to hire nut to
the owners of coal pits convicts in the State Peni
House bill to amend the Code in relation to facili
tating proceedings in court.
The ipiestion then came up on the reconsideration
of the Senate bill amending the laws in relation to
usury. .
Mr. Garnett said that he and his friend did not
consider the Stay law a liberal one. and lie should
therefore vote agaiust the Usury bill.
The motion to reconsider was then lost—ayes 40,
noes 46.
Senate bill to facilitate transportalion of passen
gers and freight was passed by. .
assistant clerks.
House bill in relation to assistant clerks, with
Senate amendments, came up. The tirst amendment
was disagreed to and the second agreed to. Finally
the bill was reconsidered, and the tirst Senate amend
ment agreed to.
House bill to encourage immigration, and to pro
tect immigrant labor, was read a third time and
Atone. P. M.. the House proceeded to execute the
joint older for the election of a Superintendent of
Public Printing.
Mr. J. J. Palmer was nominated by Messrs.
Hamel, Wall and White: Mr. W. Macfarlane.„by
Messrs. Herndon and Grattan : Mr. It. F. Walker,
by Mr. Lee Mr. Nye, by Mr. Word.
Mr. J. J. Palmer was then elected by a joint vote
of sixty-seven.
Tbe joint order for the election of three commis
sioners to the State of West Virginia, was proceeded
with: Messrs. J. F. Johnson, L. Turner. J. J. Allen,
J. S. Hayward, John Young, J. W, Martin, anil
Woodson, were nominated.
The House of Delegates then took a recess for one
A wordy contest is going on in Vicksburg. Missis
sippi, through the newspapers, between the Reverend
A. J. Hawloy, “cashier of the Freedman's Savings
Bank," in that city, ex-Chaplain United States
Army, and Major S. F. Free, Assistant Inspector
General for the State of Mississippi. The major de
nies the right or authority of tbe reverend to start
any Buch institution as a freedmen's savings bank.
Washington, March 2.
The Washington correspondent of the New York
1fair.* states that the Radicals have opened a vigor
ous and practical campaign against President John
son. At the caucus, which assembled on Friday
last the determination to break with him was tho
rough and intense. A large sum of money is to be
raised by a levy upon office-holders, and by private
subscriptions, to carry on the war. Political speeches
are to be circulated, and Forney's paper is to iiave
the printing of the Senate.
•It is reported, on tiie authority of the Constitu
tional Union, that at a secret session of the Radical.
the question of impeaching President Johnson was
The editor of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Re
publican, who*has au office at Washington, and is
deep in the secrets of the Republican party, states
that the Conservative wing of that party confesses
that all the schemes of reconstruction thus far pro
posed have utterly failed, and that matters cannot
go on any longer as they have been doing for the
past three months. It ta now conceded that Con
gress must either admit loyal Representatives from
the Southern States or establish the terms on which
it will admit them. Tin- attempt to secure negro
suffrage is, we are told, an admitted failure.
A correspondent of the New York Tribune, writing
from Washington, says:
••I pass to other matters. Cabinet rumors are rife.
No one knows what a day may bring forth. A mem
ber of the Honsetold me, a few days since, that the
reason McCulloch’s bill was about to fail was be
cause there was no knowing how long lie would re
main in the Cabinet. They did not want to give a
strange Secretary, Humphreys or Parsons, for in
stance. the power they would gladly give him.—
Nothing but a want of confidence in Johnson made
tin-in pause. Stanton's doom is recorded. He had
written his resignation, and was about to forward
it. when he understood that the President had ex
pressed a particular wish for it. It was thought be-t
to put upon Mr. Johnson the burden nt removing
the Secretary of War. Secretary Harlan s days are
numbered. IPs place has been promised, they say.
to A. w. Rand ill. of the Postoffice Department, and
it is thought will go in ten days. Speed. Harlan
and Stanton are among those who will surely go.—
Stanton has become very sweet and pleasant. He
coos and chirps as amiably ns a dove, and men who
go to see him, with recollections of lbt>3 and ISO.
are surprised to find the licar the mildest and most
tractable of animals. You may go as near to him
as von please, and lie will neither snarl nor bite._
The Washington correspondent of the New fork
Times gives an entirely different statement. He
says: •
“ The air lias been thick with rumors during the
past few days, of decided dillcrenees between the
President and Secretary Stanton. There is the high
est authority for stating that Mr. Stanton full)- ap
proves tiie President’s action, and it is also true that
the entire Cabinet are a unit outlie same question.
The President is fully sustained by his I'ubinet,”
The Times itself says:
“The postponement of yesterday, in the House of
Representatives. by an immense majority of the pro
posed amendment to the Constitution, is looked upon
as an admission on the part id' the Radicals that a
direct fight with the President is not in order. In ad
dition to this, wc are assured from good authority
that the Cabinet is nearly or quite unanimous in
support of t he President's policy.”
The Cholera in the West Indies—Cattle Di-ease in
Nkw York. March I.—The steamer Kagle, from
Havana on the 2-ltli, has arrived. A French steamer
had brought thither Vera Cruz advices to the 13th.
Three 'thousand Juaris’s are reported to have been
defeated in Miehoacau; many killed and six hun
dred and sixty captured, and the rest dispersed.
At Pesqnira (ieneral Pettro Martineze was de
feated in an attack on two wiuadronsof an imperial
regiment on its way to Saltillo. Six hundred insur
gents had also been defeated in Monora, with a loss
of one hundred and twenty killed and wounded.
(iitadaloupe statistics to the 21st show one thou
sand and one hundred deaths from cholera. Advices
to the 17th say that the pest is decrea-qpg, but has
made its appearance in Dnminico.
Two American war steamers were at St. Thomas,
and live more were expected.
The news fiom Hnyti is that President (Jeffrard is
-...L-i.,,, .... ns,;.nl,imp III.- in I,in n»np
war steamer, stopping at all the ports.
The appearance of the cholera was feared at Ha
vana. A sort of cattle disease lias appealed at
Sierra Macstra, and large uiimliers of oxen have died
in about twenty-four hours after being attacked.—
The small-pox is increasing at liegln.
Three escaped convicts from Tortuga, Florida,
had been picked up in a small boat at sea—a negro
named Jen. Berry, and two whites, named Adair
mid Suniton. These names, however, are supposed
to be false. They were returned to Key West. It
was at lirst reported that one of the whites was
Spangler, one of the alleged conspirators in the as
sassination of President Lincoln. The whites, it is
said, intended to sell their comrade.
Excitement Anions* the Fenians.
New York, March I.—There is great excitement
among the Fenians in consequence of the news of
the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Ire
land. John O’Mahony has issued the following
New York. March 1. ixfifi.$
BrothersThe hour for action lias arrived. The
habeas corpus is suspended ill Ireland. Our brothers
ale being arrested by hundreds and thrown into pri
son. Call your circles together immediately, and
send us all the aid in your power at once, and in
God's name let us start for our destination. Aid,
brothers—help, for God and Ireland.
John O'.Mahonev.
God save the ••Green.”
All circles of Fenians are to meet in their balls and
armories on the receipt of the above order, to take
action on the news just received.
Patrick J. Penny, Secretary of Civil Affairs,
issues a call for immediate action, and says the mili
tary department will take charge of military contri
butions and mobilize them.
General II. F. Mullen. Secretary of Military and
Naval Allah's, lias published similar appeals, and
tells the brethren to look out for secret orders.
The Irish People newspaper extra says that a
gentleman just arrived from Paris says that the mo
ment the Irish population assumes a belligerent
character towards Knglaml, they will soon be recog
nized by Louis Napoleon.
Letter from General Forrest.
M. C. Galloway, KJitor Memphis Avalanche :
On nty arrival in Memphis, a few days since,
from my plantation, a copy of the Avalanche was
shown me in which I .un represented as having fled
the country. I thank you for the kind maunvr in
which you’vindicated my name from misrepresen
tation.* Owing to t lie relations you occupied to
wards me during the last three years, I know of no
one better calculated to do me justice than your
self. Your representation of certain incidents in
my military career are true, and will be corrolior
Ated by every man in my command and by mo.it of
the colored troops, some of whom me men in my
jin ploy. Hut in defending me, I regreat that you
diniilti suppose for a moment that I could be induced
to leave tiie country. Certainly no act or expres
tion of mine could have furnished ground for such a
mpposition. In surrendering my command in April
last, in a public address to my troops. I urged them
to return home—to lie true to their obligations, and
as they had made good soldiers I knew they would
makegood law-abiding citizens. No soldier of my
•oinmaiiil lias been false to bis pledges. I have cer
tainly been true to mine, for since the surrender I
have been silent and unobtrusive, quietly laboring
upon my litrm, and I regret my seclusion is so often
disturbed by reports in the newspapers, which are
as unjust to the Government as they are to my own
diameter. I have never committed an act, uttered
1 word, or entertained a sentiment not in strict ac
cordance with the nio.t humanizing military usages.
And fear no investigation into my conduct. I cer
tainly do not intend to leave the country, for my
lestiiiv is now with the great American Union, and
I shaii contribute all my influence toward strength
•ning the Government, sustaining its credit, and
unitiug the people once more in the indissoluble
bonus of peace ami niti'iiion. as ever,
Truly your friend.
N. I!. Forrest.
Prioress llelenii pools because liar mamma will
jot let her l»> married until next June.
Real estate in New Vork lias advanced 20 per cent,
in a month.
They tell of an Indian woman three hundred years
>ld m St. Croix, Wisconsin.
The tickets to tin* opera hall in New York are said to
be about the size of an ordinary window shutter,
ajlo (KKt.OOtl of gold has been sold for the (Joveru
jt 'tit in New York, during the last two Aveeks at a
commission of j per cent.
Mn^ir General Chilton, late of the Confederate
Army, Avas recently arrested at Tyler, Texas, where
lie lias been residing since the termination of the
war. The cause has not transpired.
General Joseph E. Wheeler, the famous Confeder
ite cavalry officer, has taken unto himself a help
meet—Miss Ellen Jones, of Lawrence County, Ala
bama. They were married on the eighth ult.
Ten railroads are rnnuiug in California, the most
important being the Central I’acilie, now completed
to Colfax, 55 miles from Sacramento, and the San
Francisco and San Jose road. 50 miles long.
The negro soldiers in Memphis tire acting badly:
riot, robbery and murder being the order of the day
and night. William Mowry. a citizen was wantonly
shot by one of the black rascals on Wednesday of
last week.
A drunken man was taken from a bouse of illfanie
to the lock up in Washington, the other night; ii|kiii
him was found a roll of three thousand dollars and
a paper showing that he was a Judge of a United
Stab's Court in a Western State. The astonished
policeman b>ok him home.
“ To be, or not to be—that’* tin- question."
Whether to suffer with mental anguish,
Feverish lips, cracking pains, dyspeptic agonies.
And nameless lustily suffering,
From want of nerve and unfounded prejudice ;
Or, whether, with -uddeu dash,
Jump into the general current,
Seize a bottle of Plaxtatiox Burgas,
And, aa Hunter swears, be myself a tnan again.
Three months it is since thus i thought,
And spoke, with faith exceeding weak.
But Onnther said my eves were sallow,
My visage haggard, my breath tremendous bad,
My disposition troublesome—In fad.
He gently hinted 1 was fast becoming
itulte a nuisance, and strongly insisted—
And it was thus I reluctantly yielded.
Four buttles now beneath my vest have disappeared.
Friends say a changed man now is Jones.
My food has relish, my appetite is keen,
My step elastic, my mind brilliant, and
Nine pounds, avoirdupois, is added to my weight.
A gentle hint, followed before too late—
(fuite gratifying to the tailor, as well as Dr. Drake.
Medical college or Virginia.—
rbe ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT of this inatltu
ti >n wl'l be held al th* First Baptist Church, corner of
lirs-ad and Twelfth streets, on MONDAY, March 6, at s
o'cbek. F. M.
The address to the graduates will be delivered by
Professor McUuire. The medical profession and the
public are respectfully invited to attend.
L. 8. JoYNRS, M. D ,
uih3— 21 « Dean of the Faculty.
rniBUTE or riaprct-the UTt c«l«*
At a court of quarter y *eiwion, heguu ami held
for the county of Powhatan, at the court-house
thereof, on Monday the 5th day of February, 1866,
the committee appointed at May court, I860, to pre
lure suitable resolutions in memory of Colonel Win.
C. Scott, deceased, this day made the following re
port, wbieh was unanimously adopted:
At a meeting composed of members of the court,
of the bar, aud of the people of the county, at Pow
hatan court house, on the first Monday in May. I860,
Mr. Richard 1. Cocke 'announced the death of Col.
William C. Scott, and moved that a committee be
appointed to draft resolutions suitable to the occa
sion, and report the same to the court. utitsJiiuc
term following, whereupon Messrs. Cocke. Finney
and llrowii were appointed, who, owing to the fart
that there were no courts for several mouths alter
May. tliis day submitted tiie following preamble and
Whereas, In the midst of our calamities, as a
people, we have been called by the sad dispensation
of an overruling Providence to mourn the loss of an
eminently useful and distinguished citizen, and to
1 mingle our individual and private sorrows with the
public regret at the death of our much loved fellow
citizen, f'olonel William Scott, who departed this
life ou the 7th of April, 1865. at his residence in the
county of Powlmtau, in the 59th year of his age;
1. Rewired, That we cannot permit this melan
rholy event, which has sunk so deeply into the
hearts of all who knew him, to pass by without
some public and lasting manifestation of our esteem
and admiration for his many excellent and noble
qualities, both of heart and|head, and our fond and
lively recollection of those traits in his character
which so endeared him to his friends while he lived,
aud render his memory sacred and precious to us
now that he is gone.
i Rcxolred, That while his warm, generous, un
I selfish and affectionate disposition; Ins rare social
qualities : the fidelity of his friendship; disinterested
devotion to his parents and sisters, nephews and
i nieces, for whom lie was ever ready to sacrifice himself
will ever keep his memory fresh and green in the re
collection o! all who had the pleasure of knowing him
well and intimately: we also add as members of the
court, before whom be has so long practiced with
honor aud distineton ; ns his associates at the bar.
with whom lie ever maintained such agreeable rela
tions: as countymen. whom lie has so often and so
faithfully served in the councils of the State : and as
citizens of Virginia, in whose defence lie again and
again perilled his life on the memorable battle-fields
of the late unhappy civil conflict, would beg leave to
add our sincere tribute to bis professional talents;
ilia sound acquirements: his earnest and impressive
eloquence: his patriotic devotion to the public weal,
and his dauntless courage and chivalry as a man and
as an officer.
3. Rewired, That as we recall those distinctive
traits and virtues, which made him respected and
loved, we do no more than simple justice to his
worth, and but express the candid C onvictions of
our judgments in saying that ill the life and charac
ter. public and private, of Colonel Scott there was as
much to admire, and as little to deplore as was to lie
seen in that of any man.
4. Re.wlred. That, ns a further mark of respect,
the members of the court and liar will wear the usual
badge of mourning for thirty days.
5. Rcxolred, That the clerk of this court lie
directed to transcribe, and place the foregoing pre
amble anil resolutions among the minutes of the
court, and that lie send the same to onp or more
newspapers in the city of Richmond for publication.
A copy—Teste.
' It. F. GRAVES, Clerk.
City papers please copy.
PATTON.—<>n the 2Sili of January, 1866, in Rock
bridge county, Mrs. JANE PATTON, In the U2d year of
her age.
The todies of Centenary Congregation will open
A F A I It
ou Grace, betweenj-'ourth and Filth streets, at 7 o'clock,
And continue each evening. fol»27-tf
The New YorkTribune says, “ tho reason why Drake's
Plantation Bitters are so, universally u-. J and hare
such an immense sale, is that they are always made up
to the original standard, of highly invigorating material
and of pure i|iiality, although the price.-, have so largely
advanced,” etc.
The Tribune ju t hits the nail on the head. The
Plantation Bitters are not only made of pure material,
but the people are told what it is. The Itecipe is pub
lished around each bottle, and the bottles are not re
duced in sire. At least Iwetriy imitations and counter
feits have sprung up. They impose upon the people
once and that's the last of them.
The Plantation Bitters are now used in ail the Gov
ernment Hospitals, are recommended by the best physi
cians, and ar>- warranted to produce an immediate bene
ficial effect. Pacts are stubborn things.
* » * 1 owe much to you. for I verily believe
■ lie Plantation Bitters have saved my life.
KKV. W. H. WAGGONER, Madrid, N. Y.
* * * Thou wilt send mo two bottles more of
thy Plantation Bitters. My wife has been greatly bene*
fitted by their use. Thv friend,
ASA C'UKKIN, Philadelphia, Pa
» * * I have been a great sufferer from Dyspep
sia, ami had to abandon preaching.
* The Plantation Bitters have cured me.
KKV. J. S. CATHORN, Rochester, N. Y.
* * * I have given the Plantation Bitters to hun
dreds of our disabled soldiers witli the most astonishing
effect. O. W. II ANDREWS,
gupt. Soldiers' Home, Cincinnati, 0.
* * * The Plantation Bitters have cured me of
Liver Complaint, of which I was laid up prostrate, and
had to abandon ntv business.
H. B. KINGSLEY, Cleveland, 0.
* * * The Plantation Bitters have cured me of a
Derangement of the Kidneys and the Urinary Organs
that has distressed me for year*. It acts like u charm.
C. C. MOURE, No. 2o4 Broadway.
Nkw Bpoporu, Mass., Nov. 24, 1863.
Dear Sir: I have been afflicted many years with se
vere prostrating cramps in my limbs, cold feet and
hands, 'and a general disordered system. Physicians
and medicine failed to relieve me. Some friends in New
York, who were using Plantation Bitters, prevailed
upon me to try them. I commenced with a small wine
glassful after dinner. Feeling better by degrees, in a
few days I was astonished to find the coldness and
crumps hud entirely left lue, and I could sleep tin- night
through, which I hud not done for years. 1 feel like
another being. My strength and appetite have also
greatly Improved bv the nso of the Plantation Bitters.
Respectfully, JUDITH RUSSEL.
If the ladies bnt knew what thousands of them are
constantly relating to us, We candidly believe one-half
of the weakness, prostration and distress experienced
by tliem would vanish. James Marsh, Esq., of No. I.'ifi
W. st Fourteenth street. New York, says *• he has three
children, the first two are weak and puny, his wife
having been unable to nurse and attend them, hut that
she his taken Plantation Hitters for the ta-t two years,
and has now a child eighteen months old which she has
nursed and reared herself, and both are hearty, saucy
and well. The article is invaluable to mothers,” etc.
Such evidence might he continued fora volume. The
best evidence is to try them. They speak for them
selves. Persons of sedentary habits, troubled with
weakness, lassitude, palpitation of the heart, 'lack of
appetite, distress after eating, torpid liver,constipation,
diabetes, etc., will find speedy relief through these
Any person re-filling bottles, or offering to sell Plan
tation Bitter in hulk, by the gallon, or in anv manner
except a» above, is a swindler and Imposter, with whom
we shall deal a-s the law directs.
Sold by all respectable dealers throughout the habit
able globe. P. II. DRAKE H CO.,
myl.V-eodly New York
Manufacturers ami Dealers in
We are prepared to manufacture all kimi« of Agri
cultural Implements and Machinery, such as Plow-.
I'., II i r, I „r. Corn Olsnter- :in.l It...,...-.
Power*. Tliresiling Machine*, Fanning Mill*, Separa
tnrs. 4c., 4c.
WdT'KKPAIRING will he promptly attended to on the
most reasonable terms at the
Corner Ninth and Cary streets.
tPir Highest price paid for OLD IKON, BRASS, Col*.
PER, 4c mh:lf
WII.LlaM.il 11.1. WARD. D. S. Will MIRES t R.
No. US Market Street, PHILADELPHIA,
Of every description,
For Cotton and Woolen Manufactories. Also, "Oak
Tanned Leather BELTING, Card, Clothing, Cotton and
STUFFS, 4c., 4c.
Advance* made on consignmenU of Cotton and Wool*
. n Yarns.
Orders solicited, which shall receive prompt atten
tion. uLfcs-ftm
oak and HEMLOCK.
French, German and American CALF SKINS
Upper, Harness, Bridle and Fair LEATHERS of all
For sale at reasonable rates by
Hide and Leather Dealers,
nihd—*j Cary street, between lith and Pith.
Landing this morning from schooner Typhoon, 360
brand as that which g ive such universal satisfaction
early in the season. AO orders promptly attended to.
(Slh and Dock street*,
mh3-lt North side of Dock, opposite our old stand.
I PARAGON olL, lately Introduced In this city by
Mr John Cook, is the safest and most economical liglit
now In use. A fresh supply of oil and lamp-; also
best <|iialiiy Ker.wene or Coal oil and lamps. For sale
by A. BODEKEK 4 BRo., Druggists,
mh3f No. l'i Main street.
\ J Onr Spring supply of reliable SEEDS of all Ihe
varieties of vegetables in nse, warranted fresh and
genuine, leceived and for sale by
Druggists, No. 10 Main street,
mh3t Near the old Market.
J clblei, for melting gold, silver, 4c., for sale by
A. BODEKEK 4 BRo., Druggists,
inh3f No. 10 Main street.
VT ** ton* No. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO,
Landing from schooner Adallia, for sale, from wharf
and Store, by R F. WILLIAMS.
No. 44 Cary street,
tnh.'Mw Betwen 14th and (6lh street*.
J 6oo bushel* Prince Edward Island 8EED OATS,
for sale by ROBERT F. WILLIAMS,
No. 44 Cary street,
. j.im *
The undersigned have ju«t com toe need brewing
at Buchanan Spring, at the head of Clay atreet, where
the manufacture of these article, will be continued
until their
now in cour.e of erection, near the »lte of 8t*atvu &
Bruminel’. distillery, below Rocketts, Is completed.
They guarantee an article In every respect equal to
and cheaper thau the bet imported from any qiiaiter
outside the State, whether home or foreign.
*®~ AH orders sent through the post-.iBce will bo
punctually attended io.
Having recommenced bu.ine.. in their new house oB
the aite of their old stand,
Corxfk or Maix axn Thiktekmu itreet.
Are prepared to offer their usual inducements to pur
They are now receiving, and have in store a large
and well selected clock of DRUGS, MEDICINES,
RRIDOR ALUM WATER, and a general assortment of
article. In their line, which they offer on moat favora
ble terms.
Particular and prompt attention to packing and for
warding orders.
PURCELL, LADD It CO., Druggist.,
122 Main street, corner of Thirteenth,
mh2—if_Richmond. Va
of the citizen, of this State and other, to the use of
Which allYKe druggists of the city of Richmond, Vir
ginia, admit to be one of the most popular medicine,
ever before the public for the cure of Dyipepsia, Ner
vou. Headache, Colic, Pain., Dysentery and Bowel
Complaint*. In weak and debilitated female, (here is
nothing to equal the ready mode that it has in strength
ening the whole system, and If any medicine ever de
served the title of a “ human comforter,” it should be
the introduction of these Bitters, which has been about
fifteen year., the proprietor has received, in and about
the city of Richmond, over one thousand certificates,
where ii lias made permanent cures in the above-named
diseases. Should you once become acquainted with it.
superior virtues in various complaints, you would
never be without it in your families.
To be had of all permanent Druggists In Virginia,
also of CANBY, GILPIN k CO., Baltimore, Maryland
Orders promptly filled by addressing
lVE. BAKER, Proprietor,
mb2f Richmond, Va.
Call and examine the fresh and desirable stock ol
Just opening, suitable for the present and approaching
Full lines of
BPDivn ClT ITe
La on,
Breath, Sound and Healthy Gums, Pearly While Teelh.
Relief and freedom from Toothaihk can be obtained
by using DOW DEN’S DENTAL FLUID. Recommended
by Dentists and Physician* everywhere as superior lo
the injurious coinpuiirds iu use. Price 30 cents. For
sale by all Druggists.
Recommended by Drs. Pleasants, WoodwarJ/Sleel,
Hudson, hr., Ac., of Richmond. Wholesale by
jaiiti-Xm P. JOHN STUN A BKO.
iLj*’ UEHOV A L.
Have removed to their new building on
Where they will he pleased lo receive orJers from
(heir friends and the public generally, lor work of a l
kinds in their line.
Terms moderate.
jan24-tf L. L. MONTAGUE SON.
KKNEWKR has proved ilselfto he the most peiferl pre
paration for the hair ever offered to the public.
It is a vegetable compound, and contains no Injiti tons
properties whatever.
It will keep the hair from failing ont.
It cleanses the scalp ami makes tbe hair soft, lust root
and silken.
It is a spl-nJLl hair dressing.
No person, old or yonng, should fall lo use It.
•©"Ask for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Kuiiewer,
and take nu other.
R. P. HALL A Co.
Nashua, N. II., Proprirl.ua.
For sale by all druggists. novil t.m
5CP DYSPEPSIA.--What Everybody aaya
must be true. We have liearj Dr. Strickland's Tunic
spoken of so frequently by those who have been bene
fitted by It, that at last we are compelled to make it
known to the public that we really believe il effects a
cure in every case ; therefore, we say lo those, who ate
suffering with Dyspepsia or Nervous liability, to goto
their druggists aid get a bottle of Dr Strirklaod s
Tonic. OCtii Ijr
of Janesville, Wisconsin, write/, fur tbe benefit of all
who suffer with the Piles, tins' be has been troubled
for eight years with an aggravated case of Piles, and
his brother was discharged from the army as iocuntble
(he being quite paralyzed rvith the Piles). Both these
distressing cases were r ared with one bot le of Dr.
Strickland’s Pile Remedy. The recommendation of
these gentlemen, be»td<> the dally testimonials received
by Dr. Etrtckiand, onf.ht to convince those suffering
that the most aggravated cbrenlc eases of piles are
cured by Dr. Strickland's Pile Remedy. It Is sold by
Druggists everywhere. coAO -ly
scientlously recommend to those suffering fiomaui*
(reusing cough, Dr. Strickland's Mellifluous Cough Bal
sam. It gives r.-llef almost instantaneous, and Is with
al not disagreeable to the taste. There is no doubt hot
the Mellifluoui Cough Balsam is one of the best ptepa
ratlons In use, and is all that Its proprietor claims lor
It. We have tried it during the past week, and fm oJ
relief from a most distressing cough. It is prepaieJ by
Dr. Strickland, No. l:S9 Sycamore at., Cincinoait Ohio,
and for sale by Druggists. oeAi-ly
CLAIBORNE WATKINS. No. 67 Main street,
Formerly with Smith, Rhodes 4 Co.
Has for sale
Fancy Horse Blankets
Gentlemen's Fine Shaflerand Plain RlJing Sad
dles, elty made
Indies' Outlied Side-Saddles, city made
English Bridle Fillings and Martingales
Daniel's Steel Post Bits
Plated Coach and Riding Snaffles
Fine Hard-SUder Stirrup Irons
And a general flortment of Saddlery Hardwaie, to
which I Invite city and coantry trade.
A few sets of Buggy and Ambulance Harriets, which
I will eell low. octal
ginal and best in the world! The only true and per
feet Hair Dye. Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous.
Produces iinmediaiely a splendid Black or Natural
Brown, without Injuring the hair or skin. Remedies
the ill effects of had dye. Sold by all Druggists. The
genuine is-Igned William a. Batchelor. Also,
For Restoring and Beautifying the Hair,
Charles Batchelor,
Ull-'tf New Turk.
{[^LATEST FROM EGYPT.—Penney'* new
EXTRACT of the EGYPTIAN LOTl'S-a new and ex
qnlsile Perfume for the Handkerchief. Cleopalta and
the ladies of the present day using the tame peilume.
Manufactured by F. A. PENNEY, Brooklyn, N Y.
J. It. Wool), Agent, corner Fifth and Mar*haU<t reels,
Richmond, Virginis. nov4 7m
BA, conducted by the Spanish Government. 47ui,t)i>i
in Gold drawn every 17 days. Prizes cashed and Vo
formation furnished. The highest rates paid for Doeb
loone, and all kinds of Gold and Stiver.
TAYLOR 4 CO., Bankeis,
Jan!U-eod6m No, 16 Wall street, N. Y.
V v (of the old firm of Turpin, Roper 4 Murray,)
Corner of Thirteenth and Franklin streets,
Entrance in rear ef Sentinel offlee
Keeps on hand ail kind- of WoOD COFFINS and ME
PHILADELPHIA ALE—Wfi arc in receipt
of another eupply of the celebrated "GRAY'S PALE
ALB," perfectly fresh, which we will sell at a very
low figure.
Foot of 81xth street,
mh2-q On the Canal.
Elixir of bark and protoxide of
Nichols’ Cod Liver Oil
For tale by POWER 4 McPHAIL.

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