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THE PITY. FflOM JEPf ER80S TO ABRAHAM—A KKBPflAKIt.— We examined on Saturday the mechanism of one ol those curious souvenirs of the war that, like their recipients, “cannot escape history.'" Wo allude to a fancy coffee or tea sett, we don’t know which, which formerly graced the mansion of President! Jefferson Davis, but which was disposed of at auc tion with stiver ware, &c-, by Messrs, Bell, Eliott, &. Go., Pearl street, a few days before the evacua tion, when Mr. Davis concluded to “decline bouse, keeping’’ and make a tcur for his health. The cot lee or tea sett in question is a perfect miniature orfl fac simile of a railroad locomotive, with tender attached ; the locomotive boiler receives the coffee •r tea, makes and discharges it through a spiggot, a steam whistle indicating when tea or coffee is ready. The boiler of the locomotive is of porce lain, and tho figure of the fireman, of the same material, appears on the locomotive, vigorously ringing the bell, which, we suppose, means the breakfast, dinner or supper bell. The tender, ’'*■■■ which is an admixture of brass and other metal, carries the sugar in an elegant sugar caisson, with gobiet for cogniac and stunning small cut glasses The side* of the tender are embellished with racks for cigars. The most curious contrivance of all is % secret music box, located somewhere in the tender, which, being set, plays eight popular airs, sufficient in length to entertain a supper, dinner orS breakfast table. It got obstreperous on Saturdays and refused to play “Dixie.” The whole cstab-H lishment, engine and tender, rests upon two beauti-H ful enammclled waiters. As we have said before, the article was disposedH »• at auction, and purchased by an Italian, A. Bar-1 ratti, who, several days ago, disposed of tho samel Ao Colonel Friedman, of Philadelphia, agentlcmanl well known in and out of the army. Col. Fried-1 man purchased tho souvenir with a view ol pre-fl *OUl'U5 vuo .v. - ---1-— ■ the public the trouble of an effort of.inspecting the! mechanism we have described, we may as well state! thai the rare article is on its way to Washington! and the White House. • It may not be inappropriate to mention that upon •the side of the locomotive, in miniature, is embla zoned “President Jefferson Davis,” showing that the testimonial, locomotive and tender, were built expressly for his use or pleasure. Upon the front, , just above where tho «‘cow catcher” ought to be, appears the Confederate national banner and bat sle flag, entwiued with the national ensign of France. Wonder if the v hole affair wasn’t a present fr >m “Little Nap,” as a testimonial of his “sincere re gard and friendship,” and as an offset to his enter t&inmont of tho kitchen waiters, Slidell and Ma *>n, who wore entertained at the back entry f How ever, the locomotive and tender ore off the track, ind all aboard arc reported either killed, wounded! or prisoners. '' Individual Enterprise has raised many a dcs-fl pondent community to prosperity and affluence,! from scenes of despondency and woe into which weS know hundreds of the citizens have been plunged! by the conflagration of the third instant. We are glad to see, and tho whole commonwealth will be glad to know, that this spirit pervades the people ol Richmond, and that there is a disposition to rise like Pheenix from its ashes, and reassert itself in iron and marble fronts. We do not believe that Virginians will bestow much attention upon lng. gards ; they should run ahead of them. Wo waut the burnt district of Richmond to be rebuilt; she shall sit proudly again, like Rome, upon her seven hills. It was a sight, Saturday, for gods and men to witness several merchants who, on the Saturday _previous to the evacuation, were worth live hun dred thousand dollars, quietly sitting in the midst of the ruins of their marts, and temples of Mammon, r\ nunj nave net'll, iuc uust in 1x2 iuu uni and heated bricks, and jocosely contemplating the ftiture. With a slight transposition we might givP tJielr song, as we thonght we heard it as their trowels struck against the endless succession of debfis, “ Bricks crushed to earth shall rise again, The eternal years of ‘ mort’ are theirs." Personal.—Among the arrivals in Richmond from the North, sinco our last issue, are lion. Mr. Wash burne, of Illinois, member of Congress; Col. John W. Forney, Clerk of the United States Senate; Marshal Laman, of Washington, D. C.; John T. Ford, Esq,, the well-known proprietor of the Holli day Street Theatre, Baltimore, and the Theatre In Washington. The latter does not come on a pro. fessional tour, as reported, but his visit is simply One of friendship to numerons friends. We believe that Mr. Sanderson, of Baltimore, through agents here, has secured Metropolitan Hall for a series of entertainments by a troupe to be brought on from Baltimore. Unless our local companies brush up, and look to their laurels, they, like some persons that we wot of, will be compelled to “evacuate," I which seems to be the order of the day, aad night ^oe, for that matter. Ivarixi Accident.—The steamer D. R. Maston, ■ har trip up the river on Friday, at half-past six ■lock, P. M., when abreast of Drewry’s Bluff, in ■ si nice where the tide makos down very strong, ■ afoul of one of the sunken Confederate ves ^R*. Tho collision smashed in her starboard wbcelj ■use, breaking the wheel stanchions, rail and frame,* ■d oarryin* away the water elnaeti and baggage 1 r..— -* I I— Ockan Excouhoks.—The citizens of Richmond And Virginia, so long blockaded in^their “ pent up Utica,” armed with the proper passport, have now an opportunity of enjoying a little “life on> th« ocean wave” again. The steamer Red Jackett, Captain Adams, and Metamora, Captain Sweeney, arc* now running a daily mail and passenger lint between Richmond port and City Point, where they connect with the mail and passenger boats to Washington, D. C., which leave City Point daily at 10 A. M. The steamer Red Jackett leaves her wharf at Rocketts at six o’clock in the morning, aud the Metamora at two o’clock in the afternoon,I from the same lauding. Persons provided with the pi oper passports can make the trip to the North by this route, or visit City Point, Old Point Com fort or Norfolk City. Nkw Mrsic.—We have had laid on our table a number of musical publications, issued from the os tablishmcnt of Messrs. George Dunn & Co., .who have resumed business ft the corner of Main and 14th streets. Messrs. Dunn & Co. have been tin ! pioneers of the music publishing business in Rich-1 mond for icveral years, and their new publications! have imparted a standard reputation to Southern! music, now happily blended with the national spirit,! song and icntimcnt of the whole Union. •*A Union of lakes and a Union of lands, A Union of hearts and a Union oi hands, A Union none shall sever.” We have from the above publishers the follow-! jrig: “The Murmur of the Shell,” with accompani-l ment for the pianoforte or guitar; “On Guard,'J music from an old German melody; “Aura Lea”;| ‘•Morning Prayer,” with piano-forte accompani I raent; a new ballad culled “Dreaming of Thee,”1 song with piano accompaniment; “I’ve no Mother”;! the “No Name Waltz," dedicated to the “Woman! in White,” by the “Verified Lady.” This is one! of those sensation musical compositions, in the com-l oositicn of which, talent, if any is expended, nj lost, time and labor thrown away, and sound made to fill the void to no purpose whatever. We trust Southern composers and publishers will soon get over the hallucination that unintelligible chicken’s tracks aare music, and that a neatly printed fac simile of the same tracks is a creditable pieco of music. Nautical Siamese Twins.—Two steamers are now ploughing the once more peaceful waters of the James that are identical in everything except Com manders. These steamers are the Thomas Collyer No. 2, Captain Williams, and the Thomas Collyer No. 3, Captain Thomas Collyer, both subject to the orders of Major General Orl. The twin steamer. are of ihc same name, are of the same model, ton nage, power and accommoda'ion for sterage and cabin passengers, are nearly of the same speed, in fact, are two ocean peas, floating together and n “tar” of many years salting would be puzzled to distinguish ’tother from which except from the dif ferqpce in the names of the Commanders. Fortu nately, (or unfortunately as it may be,) the Com. tuanders are embued with that uni orm urbanity of manner and courtesy that passengers are lost in their endeavors U distinguish one from the other, so perfectly do they feel at home on either boat. Work ok the Relief Committee...-Mr. J. Lt Apperson, Secretary of the Relief Committee, re ports that from the 8th to the 14th instant, in clusive, 17,307 ration tickets were issued, calling for 80,655 ration*. This is a very large number, comprising almost the entire origin^fopulation of the city. The military commands!® and officers, and the gentlemen composing the visiting commit tee, deserve, and wil’ receive, the everlasting grati tudoofthe community in thus coming forward in the hour of sore need to the relief of the suffering. Many of those who have obtained relief will be able to obtain employment - at once in the several ave nues of business and trade now opening, and will UUt WIUUUICJ iur VUIUIU4JH.V.. »“v,v ",v thousands who w 11 require charitable aid for weeks to come. A Libkk.il G;rr KROM Baltimore MERCHANTS.— Messrs. Kimberly Brothers, of Baltimore, the ex tensive army sutlers, located on Fifteenth, between Main and Cary streets, at the old stand of W. B. Katcliffe, ou Saturday donated to the sufferers by the late conflagration and other needy persons, the liberal amount of 2,500 pounds of prime beef. We make this announcement, not that the firm may be brought into business notoriety, (for we happen to know them well and know that they do not need it,) but to show to the suffering and burnt out citizens of Richmond who are their friends fn this time o( dreadful trial. A New Thkatrk in Richmond.—Wo understand that the old project of a mammoth Theatre, to be located on the lot opposite the Spotswood Hotel, has been revived, with the prospect immeasurably in creased of the project going into execution speedily. Several capitalists, whose names would be a guar antee of the success of the enterprise, which we might give were we at liberty, have the matter in band; but we prefer at present to leave the subject with the simple announcement of the fhet, and await details.__ Seckktart or thb Common wkaith.—Wo are g ad to learn thatonr old friend, Colonel Charles ||. Lewis, has been appointed temporary Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is at present In Alexandria, bat will shortly visit Rich, mood. Bcrolabiks and Attempts at Bcrolarikh.— Since the occnpatios of Richmond by the Union forces, and tho convict delivery . t the Penitcnti*. ry by reason of the panic which ai iz >d the guard, burglara and thieves,who for several years have notj felt the gripe of “Uncle Sam,” seem o inmine’ that the city is to bo given up to plunder and pil lage, of which a foretaste was given on 0 at red, urid morning of the ever memorable third o: April. Several nights ago burglars attempted to enter •.he residence of Jean Lalfi'.te, a Frenchman, who keeps a store near the second market. Tiey in serted a skeleton key in the lock of his front door, but Laffitte, overhearing them, arose, struck a light and demanded “ who was there ?” when the intruders ran awa*. A night or two subsequently, a band of d'-spera does, supposed to consist of late penitenliary con victs, went to the dwelling of.the widow Moore, corner of Fousbee and Canal streets, and demand ed all the specie in the house, threatening to blow her brains out if she refused to reveal tho where, abouts of her silver. The w idow being alone in the house and unable to make any resistance, the villains proceeded to search every spot where valu ables were likely to be found, ai d carried off sev eral thousand dollars worth of property. Several additional burglaries and attempts ai burglaries, or rather open robberies, have been perpetrated and attempted within the past night or two. We would respectfully suggest to the military authorities that a night patrol, composed „f the military, or selected from Ioy»l citizens, be detailed to patrol ihe city an l guard tho property of citizens against midnight depredation. We would especially warn sutlers against exposing ttieir .tores to the dangers of a gas light or candle lig t visitation. Richmond, since the war, has been no. torious for nocturnal visitations and “surprise parlies,” and although the number of rogues in town is diminished they have not all died or evacu ated yet, especially as the courts have suspended and there is no more terror of “Old Joe ’’ before their eyes.__ The Original Ordinance of Secession adopted oy the Virginia Secession Convention of 1861, was, we belle re, destroyed in the State Court House, ccrner of Twelfth abd Fr»uklin streets, which was burned on the morning of the M instant, v/itb the most of its records and documents. Tho Conven tion, after the adoption of tho ordinance, appointed a Select Committee to have drawn up a copy of the ordinance of Secession for each ofthe members 01 the Convention, and a young gentleman of this city, noted for his exiuisite penmanship, was elected to perform the work. He copied'the ordinance upon parchment and the same was signed by each mem ber of the Convention. Lithograph copies were af. terwards struck for each member, and the litho graphic stone afterwards destroyed. But few co pies of tho lithograph are no* in existeuoe. They would be invaluable to persona in search of histori cal relic*._ Outrages in 'Gloucester.—From a gentleman direct from Gloucester county, we learn that the negroes from the Peninsula and the vicinity o< Yorktown have banded together to the number oi several thousands, and aro committing the most wanton depredations upon the unarmed and de fenceless inhabitants of the country. It is noi worth our while to give names, but we would men tion Mr. Deane, tho proprietor of Rosewell, on tl$s York River, whose house they vi*jted, and every, thing taken they could carry off. “Roiewell” was once the residence of Gov. Page, one of the irsi Governors of Virginia, and hard-by, tradition lo cates some of the scones of John Smith’s exploit*. An Order in Relation to Contrabands hat been issued by Col. John B. Howard, Chief Quartermas ter, Army oi me jam*1*, ah me #m»-uvuiru uj*ii are to be put to work, and one of tbe commodious empty buildings is ti be fitted up for their use, with sleeping apartments, cooking aparatus, eat ing room and general quarters with hospital at tached. All who apply are provided with employ ment, food and shelter, p*y is ■ subject reserved for future consideration. The negroes who have de serted their owners, and been deserted by them, arel fortunate in having such an opening afforded them for employment and subsistence. Rebuilding.—Wo are glad to see that some of our citizens are possessed oi enterprise enough, and that unwavering faith in the future which over comes all things, to start in the undertaking of a renewal of business. Amoug this class we note with pleasure Asa Snyder, the extensive fouuder, corner of Cary and 10th streets; John W. Davies & Sods, booksellers and • usic publishers, Main street, who will rebuild on 9th street, adjacent to the site of the Mechanics Iostitnte, and other* whom we have neither time nor spaco to mention. The Theatre.— This place of amusement has a new lease on theatrical liTo, and the manager, Mr. Ogden, la exerting himself to render tbe entertain ments attractive. Tbe very thrilling and historical play of Robespierre, or tbe Fate of.Rebellion, an adaptation from an old French play, very applica ble to tbe present slate of national affairs, is an. nonneed soon to be produced. A Prisoner.—Thomas S. Riddick, of Richmond, we are reqne*ted to state, i* a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland. He has communicated with friends, and bis wants have beea supplied. Ths PnoTHrra-vr EnseorAt, CHoacars in tbccity were clo-od on yewterday. A brief statement will explain the cense of this proceeding. The Ep sropal churcheg, it s<oai, wereolnoxioua to-G«*otral Order Ho. 29,” which rays: "In «U churches whore prayers hive heretofore bten of. ■f, rod for the so-cal oi President of tho Cv.afeder*!)k States, « similar m rk of re.pertisb r;by ordered to be paid to the Prosident of the Uu tei l> r.,e iu!es of the church enjoin thrt while omis*> us nay be made in the prayer*, no pirti n .hall be cianged except by authority of an K cleaias'lal Council, which must bo presided oxer by the Biahop of the Diocese. The prayers heretofore used ie eladed the words “Confederate States,’’ and though the clergymen * ere at liberty, and were wiUicg, te omit the objectionable words, they had no authority to substitute therefor the words "United Statu. Bishop John, ia in Halifax, therefore there cojUd bo no communication with him, and no Co unci could be hold. Iu this dilemma the clergymen of the xartots churches waited on General Ord and stated the cise. The General said tho explanation was per . fectly satisfactory, but the churche. • must be [closed; the clergy were obliged to obey tkeirec clesiastical, and he his military soperiors. I Arrixalof Gch. Lfe.—Gen. B. B. Lee arrixed |ia thu city about three o’clock Saturday exening. ^Attended by five member j of hi* staff ho rode inte taie city oxer the pontoon bridge at the foot ot l?th Ltreot and thence ufi Main stre‘‘t to hia residence oa [Franklin street between 7th and 8ih streets. Passing rapidly through tho city, he was recog nized by but a low citizens, who raised their hats, a compliment which was in every case roturnod ; but on nearing Ms residence, the fact of hia presenoo haxiag spread quickly, a great crowd rushed 4osoe him, and set up a lood cheering, to which he replied tj simply raising bis hat. A. he descended from hia horse, a large number of persons pressed forward and ahook hand, with him. This ceremony being gotten through with by tho rGeneral as quietly ana ubo»vcot.»huuj»i/ « M retired into his Loose and the crowd dispersed. Cou vend able.—We have reocived a communi cation from a citizen, speaking in high tormj of the generosity and kindness ct Captain 3idney 3. Grovenor, who was lor a long time confined ia Cas tle Thunder by the Confederate authorities. Cspt. Grovenor is a native of Richmond, was born here and is now located at the dwelling of Mr. John Haa oock, Union Hill, 2#i between ff and O street#, where be can be found at all times by bis friends, whose necessities he is ever ready to relieve to the extent ol hie aoilities. Such an one would b» in valuable as one of the relief committee. Photographic Views,—We are indebted to Mr. Wm. Hathaway, artist, for a series of Photographs Views—three in number—of the headquarter# of Lieutenant General Grant, at City Point, They are very creditable specimens of tfce photographs# art, by mtaus of which the moat accurate delinea tions of various historical scenes and localities have been preserved. Mr. Hathaway has had twenty-throe years experience in his profession. A Ntw Hotbl.—C. Baumhard, the proprietor of the "Hood Home,” has opened a hotel at No. 2M^ Main street, between 7th and 8th streets, where the tables are sot at all hours. His terms are very mod erate, and we would advise all ia soarcb of good meals to drop in at the ‘ General Grant fiesta*, rmt,” Utotho "Hood Homo,” and partake of thq hospitalities spread for man and beast. Bcbkt Oct.—In our list of the sufferers by tM late i jeendiary e ntlAgrstioc, we omitted the nams of Mr. J. Ji. Doherty, merchant tailor, doing bust ness on 13th street, between Main and Cary streets, family’s clothing, furniture, Ac. Mr. Doherty i widely known as an estimable and charitable eiti sen. _" I Cowcaav.—Madame Ruhigtvosa concert to-riio* row evening at Metropolitan Hall. The entertain ment off-red is far sitpirior to what bu beoD gen era.ly given ••ore, and with all the amateur aasU anc«. atf ir.led the concert should prove one of g-e* attraction. Passe* to leave the city will be given at th Capital huildieg, by Capt.C. K. Scoville. Parole wiil be iid in in bite red at Mayor Stackpole's offioe, a the Female Institute, corner of 10th and Cl* a reels, between the hours of 1 and 3 o’clock P. M._! Mayor D. B. Bridgeford, Provost Marshal of tb Army of Northern Virginia, and R. J. Brecht* ridge, Medical Director of the same army, are * the Spotswood, paroled prisoner* of war. | On*. Gnavr and. a portion of his atalT are ei peoted to arrive! here to-morrow afternoon, W presume a military escort will be ©ttended tb distinguished visitors. See advertisement headed “A Physician, in another column. Tli.: real estate of tl< neral I*. O. T. Bea icgard in Ke Orleans w as so'd at i> aolion a f.;w days »(;•> by Die US ted S|utea M:\rahal under a mandate of too DiaWti Court._ Anep;demio fever is daily sweeping ©T liond'ndg victims at St Pelersborg, the '‘'api al of the U imoaa 0«1 and all measures adopted lor'hoiking it hava prut unavailable.