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OFFICIAL CALL FOR A ___-_ VONVEN TION. oonßHtnuiAl State Centkai, Oowi»tt*—s ) Or the Kkpiih.iiax Party or Vikhima, , liiehmoml, ftugiwt Iff, IST!. ; 7b the Voters of Virt/inin : At a meeting of the Committee, held in this city on the 16th instant, it was - Resolved, That the Tlepublirnn voter* of Vir ginia be assembled in delegated Convention, in the city of Richmond, on Wednesday, the STtll day of September, at 12 o'clock M. And it Wa* further ordered, that the Convention ennuis! of one hundred and thirty-iight members, to be ap portioned among the counties, accord—la to the apportionment of the House of Delegates of the New Constitution. The delegate, in every in stance, must be a resident of the Legislative I>i«- Li-ict wliich he claims 10 represent.. This rule is also applicable to Proxies nnd Alternates. Immediately upon receipt hereof, Chairmen— or, in their absence, the Secretaries—,r county committees will forthwith assemble their com mittee, and take such steps as will ensure a full representation to tlie Convention. Where no or ganization exists, Republicans will confsr togeth er, and upon proper notice call a meeting of th*» people at a convenient time and place, for the purpose of selecting the number of delegates to which the county may be entitled. We recom mend that the credentials of delegates, in every instance, lie signed by the Chairman and Secre tary of the convention or meeting at which they are selected. We would urge that prompt nnd efficient action be taken to secure a full representation from eve ry portion of tho State. By order of the Committee : 11. H. WELLS, Chairman. Sam'i. F. Maudox, Secretary. We are about to start a semi-weekly paper, to enable our country subscribers to obtain the market reports, political and general news, &c, more promptly. The Semi-Weekly will issue from this office. Tt will be of the same size as the daily, and contain the freshest news up to the date of issue, and a amount of reading matter. By this arrangement we shall be able to reach distant subscribers much more promptly than now. Tt will be especially valuable as a campaign paper, and we place the rates low enough lo bring it within reach of all. The price, as seen in the head of our columns, will be $2 80 per annum, $1 -."> for six months and 75 cents for three months, with liberal terms for clubs of ten or more. We rely upon our friends tp send us a good list for the Semt- Weekly. the democratic t'o>ventio!v. This convention, which met at Assembly Hall and adjourned sine die on 3'esterday, is styled by some "The Virginians in Council," from which 'we arc given to un derstand that it was composed of the crime de la creme of those favored mortals who were permitted by a kind Providence to be born in Virginia instead of some less aris tocratic portion of the habitable world; hence, in their developed manhood, they dazzle our menial vision, the "true repre sentatives of the highest type of American society," and the shining coup d'ocil "was in no manner affected by the entrance of the colored delegates from the city of Rich mond," just as the brilliancy of the orb of day is in no way marred, or obscured to mortal vision, by the appearance of spots upon its surface. Tt is not to be wondered at, that a dazzled historian of this august assemblage should inform us that "all stood erect, conscious of tho proud .attitude /W.v State had always held among the nations, and feeling that he was portion of her fame and grandeur;" and it is, therefore, less surprising that our Governor shoidd sacri fice something for the privilege of being ungraciously permitted to bask in the "presence," thinking, probably, tliat the "odor of sanctity" might remove that dis tressing taint of birth beyond ihe confines of Virginia; for such a body of men must certainly fulfil the poetic oilice of "stealing (from the gods,) and giving (io ordinary mortals) odor." Wo fear, however, that after all his sacrifices, he will be ruled against by The Virginians, on the princi ple—tie ros non nobis. !t would be the reasonable presumption, that as the sun shines for ten thousand thousand beneficent purposes, its mortal prototj'p'e at Assembly Hall should dazzle us for some one purpose of like character; but we search the record of proceedings in vain for a single expression of any senti ment save self-laudation, and "envy, hatred, malice and all uncharitableness" towards the rest of mankind. The plat form adopted, in fact, if not in word, was that laid down for the convention by the Whig— "Death to Radicalism." The fiat having gone forth in the form of a "Vermillion edict," which all who hear must "tremble and obey," we are tempted 11 exclaim of this new Ca'sar: "Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world, Like a Cokissus, and we petty men, Walk under his huge legs, and poep about, To lind ourselves dishonorable graves." But seriously we tell these would be revivalists of the rule of aristocratic tyran ny, that they propose to do what is im possible, even for them, great as we admit is their ability, greater their audacity, still greater their selfishness, and immea surably greater their estimation "of their own worth and weight." You may build your "wall of adamant," and protect it by an outer wall of proscription, but you will find that Radicalism will justify its ap pellation, it has struck its roots (radicals) deep into the congenial soil of popular sentiment, and from the "grain of mustard seed" it has grown to a giant tree, under whose friendly boughs the oppressed of . this, and other nations, find grateful shel ter from the deadly sun-heat of aristocratic domination. I Years ago, Le roi villi, might be sufli- , cient to command obedience; but times ( be the form of proclamation, or it will lie as itllc as a "Pope's bull against a comet." , When wi- look at the condition of public antl private intlfest-h Wgiift, *wtleried| as a State, wit_*a crcatej| by tin- very men who controlled tie l>et_o cratic convention; and her citizens op pressed by private obligations contracted , before the war; when every industrial in terest is languishing in a struggle for exis tence, Hying for kM boybnd tnir li»fd*r(»y; when enoupb strength is left to migrate to a more hospitable clime, or finding "happy dispatch" in the court* of bsriikriiptcry,**._oV consider who directed tlie proceedings of tlie convention, we are tempted to use the "Woe (into ye lawyers ; for ye bind men with burdens grievous, and heavy to be borne, but ye yourselves will not touch tliem with one of your fingers." la vain we look for any expression of sympathy With the misfortunes of the peo ple, which arc the result of their mad at tempt to rule this country in their own in terest, or ruin it if they could not rule. Equally vain is our search for any even the slightest siipgestion of measures to build up the places, made waste by the fires ot war tliey so recklessly kindled, or that others, who are Both able and willing to engage in the work, may henceforth be permitted to prosecute their labors in peace. The only response which is vouchsafed to the cries of a distressed people, is death to Radicalism ; but, as we before remarked, it is too deeply rooted in the congenial soil of popular sentiment; and all the conven tions, of all /he Virginians, will not prevent its growth, much less put a period to its existclioe. Hut while we do not fear the oratorical thunder, or lightning hateof "the Virginians in conference," we warn them that their responsibilities ill the present condition of affairs must be met antl discharged, or the people, of whose rights and burdens they would make playthings, will call them to account, in louder tones than those to which Assembly Hall yesterday reechoed. It is useless to attempt to shift responsi bility for debt antl disaster upon "military satraps" or "Yankee adventurers." The record speaks for them, and it tells in lan guage none can gainsay'that the most eco nomical administration of State expenditure was that of J 867, 18(18 and 18<S9. The funding crudities of ISfifi emanated from "the. Virginians," and from them only ; and the gigantic funding imposition of 1870 em anated from the same men, and "madness ended what lolly had begun." Had these same men, when permitted by a too generous, but justly offended govern ment, appreciated, as (in those days) did Hon. J. H. Haklwin, that they hmlforfeit ed all, by making bloody war against their lawful government, and had the decency to be content with the temporary suspension of ollicial emolument, the fourteenth amendment, if passed by the ■ Virginians sit ting in General Assembly, would have made a broad and open highway to partici pation in the national councils, and the re construction acts would not have been com pelled to be enforced, so far as Virginia was concerned. If any (and many well-in tentioned persons do) think these acts had had an injurious effect upon Virginia, let them blame the real culprits, and the names of many of them will be found on the roll of delegates to this Democratic con vention. Had these same men adopted the thir teenth amendment in good faith, and not as those—"who keep theword of promise to the ear, but break it in tho hope"—had they recognised as a fact in the social poli ,ty of this Republican country, that a man cannot be slave and free at the same time ; .- had they shown a decent sense of that mountainous debt of gratitude which they owed to the colored "frcedman," incurred for the industrious tillage of their lands and the faithful guardianship of their families, (whose natural protectors were fighting to make bondage the perpetual heritage of these patient toilers and watchers) and erect ed school houses, instead of whipping-posts for his education, (tor the lack of which they were directly, morally, and practically re sponsible); lrnd they legislated so as to pro tect his nascent lights as a free laborer, not as a slave drudge, instead of passing vagrant laws, and laws regulating con tracts, leaving him helpless against the cupidity of his former masters ; another aud controlling reason why the reconstruction acts should be made appli cable to Virginia, would have been re moved. To have left tho frcedman to the legislative and judicial mercies of his for mer master, would have sunk him into deeper degradation, and more absolute mis ery than were his lot as a slave; and in this connection we cannot hut animadvert upon the hypocriey of "the Virginians in conference," "with only two or three dis senting voices," receiving with "most en thusiastic demonstrations of applause," Abrani Hall and five other colored men as delegates to their bodj\ It is truo "the round roof of the rink showed no signs of falling in," but if the day of miracles had not passed, and St. I'eter had questioned these enthusiastic chcerers, as he did Ana nias anil Sapphira, more than one who had just "stood erect, each conscious, &c.," would have fallen down, and never risen more in life. Let Abram Hall and his five confederates read what the JJispalch saitl only a few days ago, in reference to the political rights of his fellow colored men, that it was opposed to their electing even one person to represent the eolnreil voters of Richmond on the floor of the House of Delegates, and in the future act as men or hirelings,, whichever character best suits them. So ttu' as luiimadversions hurled against "all the Yankees in Christendom," (which remark, by the wa)', is an unlooked for, perhaps inadvertent concession, that Yankees do exist in Christendom,) they are beneath contempt; so far as aspersions cast upon the government, which has dealt so leniently with them, they are purposed misrepresentations or wilful falsehoods ; so far as liewailing the distresses of the times, they are primarily and solely responsible for those distresses. Had the talents with which Hod has _ blessed them (which talents, in the majority of cases, have hoen cultivated at the cost of I the working farmers in the State) been up- | ——————————————————————————————————— plied Iti llieir legitimate, .rmtrrntie w,--~ promoting prosperity and peace, instead of perpetuating ruin alii discord; the effect thusiastic as the proudest among theni ' could desire. Meeting and dispersing as this Democra tic caucus does, developing nothing that is designed Sor aught but self-aggrandizement and self-laudation, its moral is easily drawn. "Mini dress'd in a little ln-iei' authority. Frets and strut* his hour ui>on the stage, Anil plays snch fantastic tricks before high Henv'n, As would almost make the angels weep." Wine Making.—We print in to-day's paper a very valuable article from tho Chi cago Prairie Farmer upon the manufac ture of grape wine. As this is the season of ripening grapes in that portion of our State wliere they aro grown, and many per sons arc unfamiliar with the process, we have thought it worth while to present it. Pure wines are difficult to procure, and are often needed for medicinal purposes. Following the instructions given, a home supply may be made of all surplus grapes. KfiHMliNn, FhKIIKRIcKSUI'RU & P. K. It. ) Otpick i ; i:\ i.k.u. Ticket and Fkeiuht Aot. ' '■ Hienuojin, Aug. 4, 1871. ) Tjl X C XI 11 S I (, N TICKETS FOR 1871. TICKETS TO NIAGARA FALLS, SARATOGA, LAKE GEORGE,. NEWPORT, PUT-IN-BAY, LAKE ERIE, LONG BRANCH, CAPE MAY, 4c. Apply at the company's ofllce, corner of Broad and Eighth streets, or at Ticket otllee, corner of ; Byrd and Eighth streets. J. B. GENTRY, an o—ts Gen'l Ticket Agent. JIoVnKW YORK. ~££gg THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship ISAAC BELL, Capt. Bi.akbman, will sail on FRIDAY, September Ist, at 4 o'clock P. M. Freight received until 3 P. M. ThroAgh bill* of lading signed, anil goods fur warded with dispatch to ail points—north, south, east and west. Close connections made, with Cu nard line fur foreign ports. Passenger accommodations unsurpassed. Fare $12 on Steerage a oe Round Trip Tickets 20 00 For freight or passage, apply to JOHN W. WYATT, Agent, an 30—at No. 3 Governor street. yOKKEWYOKK. "~^m The VIEOINIA STEAMSHIP and PACKET COMPANY'S elegant steamship WILLIAM P. CLYDE, Captain Pakkkr, will leave her wharf at Kocketts on FRIDAY, September 1, at ft P. M. Connecting with steamers for Hartford, Nor wich, Stonington, Fail Itiver and Boston from same pier. Freight received up to the hour of sailing. ■ Close connections and through bills of lading given to all southern, eastern, and wettern places; also, to Europe and Australia. Fare, ijso; meals and state-rooms, extra. D. J. BURR, President, 1214 Main street. Washington & Co., agents, Pier 12, North river. New York. au 30—31 BUILDERS' MATERIALS. a ttentionV BiTiE&ERS i r~~~" SAVE YOUR MONEY I Call and examine my large stock of GRATE FRONTS—the cheapest in the city. PLUMBING, TINNING, GAS and STEAM FITTING made a specialty at No. 82.1 Main and 206 Broad streets. W. J. ANBERSON. je 15—3md&w T>IJY YOUR MOULDING, STAIR WORK, And everything in the domain of WOOD TRIM MINOS for BUILDINGS, of I. A. HANCE, 376 Third Aye., corner Twenty-seventh Street, New York. They are the Best and Cheapest in market. my 21— d&w3m minTFiß—Tabib best"! THE HOWE SEWING MACHINE was the first invented, find is universally ac knowledged to he the latest in improvements, and the most reliable machine in tlie market. Tho HOWE is guaranteed _ do ALL KINDS OF SEWING in the easiest possible manner. Call and see it in operation at tlie oilice, 823-Main street. jy 15—tf J. F. McKENNEY. rpHE IMPROVED SINGER SEWING MACHINE. THE BEST FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK. Its Sales Indicate it; Durability and Popularity its Work confirms it. m,W)3 SOLD LAST YEAR. NO OTHER MACHINE SOLD SO MANY. We neither force nor crowd sales. The Machine must sLaud 141011 its own merits. Call and ex amine it. Sewing Machines REPAIRED. SHAFFER k STRONG mh 10— dkxrta 013 Main street. FOB SALE. I WILL SELL CHEAP,IFCALLED TOR immediately, some NEW AND SECOND HAND CARTS, ONE FIRST CLASS AMBU LANCE, ONE NEW TWO HORSE FARM WAGON, TWO LUMBER - WAGONS, ONE SPRING D»AY, kc, kc. 1 tun paying the highest cash price for Rags, Bones, Iron, Sumac, kc. JOHN KELLY, Twentieth street, between Main and Cary je 17—tf -[/OR SALE, TWO HUNDRED A\l)_Jj X SEVEN AOUES OF GOOD LAND, with 3— improvements, twelve miles below Richmond, ou the Williamsburg road, and two miles distant from Meadow Station, Richmond and York River railroad. About one hundred acrefscleared, the balance in timber. The DWELLING, which has recently been repaired, is 18 by 3a feet, and sur rounded by beautiful shade trees and shrubbery Tliere is a kitchen 16 by 10 feet, a largo smoke house, barn, stable, kc. A well of excellent wa ter in tho yard, and plenty of cherries, apples, aud peaches for a large family. About 11) acres of the land is in clover, a portion of which is very heavy. There is a SAW and GRIST MILL near tho place, both in operation. These premises will lie sold on reasonable time and at a sacrilice to the owners, .on account of their-eugaging in other business, B. C. k I). A. COOK. Inquire of or address B. C. COOK, Custoin llouse, Richmond, \„. au 23—d&w2w WANTS. Wivilill 1 I'lirniiii, either active or special, with a cash capital of from live to leu thousand dollars, in a well established busi ness; or would sell to any oue upon good terms the business if desired. All communications strictly eonihlontiai. Address, "I. Y. k 0.," Hicluuoiid P. O. au 31— Th&S2t WANTED TO PURCHASE A FARM, or , about 201) acres, in one of the Southern States; must be healthy. Address, stating cropa grown, terms and full particulars, to Box 1366, St. I'ai;i , Minn. jy 3—tf NOJWK BUT \K\\ tiOODs Tl) UK CONVERT!!) INTO CASH IJ fj Jr fj _E_iWrj-inßlElß'liK' « SKELETON CHEVOIT SUITS, SKELETON FLANNEL SUITS,; SKELETON DlA< It >N AL COATS and VESTS, tVHiTEDUt'K St'ITS, BROWN DUCK SUITS, BROWN LINEN SUITS, SILK-WAKP ALPACA SACKS, COTTON-WARP ALPACA SACKS, WHITE MARSEILLES VESTS, and a complete assortment of FURNISHING GOODS, adapted to the seasou— "ALL NEW GOODS, and nt LOW PRICES." DEVLIN'S 100T MAIN STREET, Opposite Post-okmckJ je 16 WATCHES AND JEWELRY. _ TO EMOVAL ! II EMOVAL I JOHN H. TYLER k CO., JEWELERS, Have removed totheir ELEGANT NEW STORE HOT Main Street, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, and oppo site the First National Bank, and call the atten tion of the public to theli' SPLENDID STOCK OF DIAMONDS, GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVER AND SILVER-PLATED WARE, MILITARY GOODS, kc, kc. au 1(1—lw £ VHARLES SCHI/MANM, - *" (AoE.VT,) WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER, No. 70T Broad, bet. Seventh and Eighth Streets, WATCHES AND JEWELRY je 16 3m Carefully repaired. Tjl Ii O I X (ILLINOIS) WATCHES! Lake Shore k Michigan Southern R. R., t Chicago, January 27, 1871. 5 T. M. Avery, President National Watch Co.: Drar Sir—l liave earned the Elgin Watch long enough to bo able to pronounce it a llrst-rnte time-keeper. lam making a very careful test of its performance and will soon give you the re sults. 1 think it will show that the* West can produce Watches equal to the manufacture of any part of the world. * Yours, truly, E. B. PHILLIPS, Pres'tL. S. k M. S. R. R. Co. «arCall on your Jeweler and ask to see the Elgin Watches. Business Office nnd Salesroom National Watch Company, lit* and 161 Luke Street, Chicago, 1 MaidenLuue New York. au 30—2aw&wlw DRUGS AND a_EDICIN_«. VfEW' JDKUG STORE. ' ._✓ R. W. API'ERSON k CO., No. 300 comer of Second and Broad Streets, Keeps constantly on hand a full stock of Fresh MEDICINES, PERFUMERIES, kc, PRESCRIPTIONS Carefully compounded at any hour of the night. je—l6 3m T WAGNER _ CO., ~l WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGIST, Corker SixTri and Broad Streets, Offer to the public a full line of DRUGS, MEDI CINES, OILS, PAINTS, GLASS, FANCY GOODS, kc, of first quality and lowest market rates. Orders promptly tilled and shipped. --, I \ .'I ;: .i .. ft 1 . ,jels—3m LUMBER, &c. T> ILL TIMIIEIt, HOOK IW, JOISTS, -c. On hand, constantly, at MAYO'S ISLAND SAW MILL a large supply of CASING BOARDS, JOISTS, of all sixes, INCH BOARDS, SCANTLING, GARDEN RAILS, FLOORING, LATHS, PALINGS, P I N E W O O D . 4-4,5-4 C-4 and S-41'LANK.c-lear and heart BILL TIMBER of all dimensions, sawed to order. DRY PINE WOOD, delivered in any part of the city, at Three Hollars per mil cord. W. C. MAYO, Mayo's Island Saw Mill, au 14—3 m P. O. Box 120. AUC_CO_fHbuSE. H Mccormick, NO. 1414 MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, VA., AUCTIONEER k COMMISSION MERCHANT, Keeps on hand, for sale to the trade or families, at private sale, a large stock of CROCKERY. (ILASSWAKE, FURNITURE, CLOTHING. DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, kc. All of which will be sold at auction prices wholesale and retail. *®r AUCTION SALES DAILY at 10 A. M. and 7 F - M - jy 27—3 m CIGARS, &c. 1". WIUTLCCK. R1.1.18 ABRA.M. -\T7"HITLOCK & AUIIAIU, MANUFACTITRERS OF CIGARS, AMI WHOLESALE AND RETAfI. DEALERS IN SMOKING, CHEWING AND LEAF TOBACCO. No 1501 Main Street, opposite St. Charles Hotel RICHMOND, VA. je 15—3 m INSURANCE. TL*.»IPIKE MlM'll.il. LIFE INSUIUME COMPANY, NO. 130 BROADWAY, NEW .YORK. G. HILTON SCRIBNER, President. SIDNEY W. C'ROFUT, Secretary. This company is purely mutual. All policies incontestable for usual causes. No restrictions upon travel or residence. POLICIES ABSOLUTELY NONFORFEITA BLE All policies absolutely incontestable after two auuuul premiums. Good, reliable, and efficient AGENTS are wanted for every section of the stale. A profit able position Is open to all those who can furnish sal isiiieti -ry references and are willing to work. Apply at (he branch office of tlie Goinpany, NO. Uli MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, VA. O. A. LOWBER, Manager. Medical Examiner, Dr. A. S. MiRAE. au 12—tf BPECIAL IVOTICE.-TO ALL I'EKfMIINS WISHING FIRE INSURANCE: The RICH MOND BANKING AND INSURANCE COM PANY otter inducements unsurpassed by any safe company, to insure against loss by flro of all kinds of property. They ask of their friends anil the public to give them a call before insuring elsewhere. Consult your own interest and insure with va T. B. STARKE, General Agent. J. B. Davis, President. John F. C. Puns, Secretary jy 6—d*w3m Aa " trmrpn9 " ™ TCTI "HL I DIXIE JP-OW. judge*: I. W. Eppes, J. B. Williams, Robert Scott, */m». n. Gilliam, Wm. T. Christian, Rich ard Eppes, Dr. Barring, Sidney Graves, Walton Sydnor, F. C. Williams, G. N. Seay, and J. M. Hurt. Mr. S. Graves and Walton Sydnor were the principal plowmen. Mr. W. SidSc* working the Watt plow, and S. Graves the Dixit—Uhfti of whom handled Uiem with masterly skill and l success. | Thoseenlured were the Dixie two-horse right and , left-hand plows, and the Watt owo-borse KrtV hand. Soon after the trial commenced, the beam of the Dixie right-hand broke in two and was laid nelde, the contest being narrowed to th* W»tt leflf . hand and Dixie right-hand. The soif first selected ! was a stubble loam wtthontsoil; but as the plows J were new, and did not turn in consequence of the roughness of the castings, after a short trial It was decided to take them into another Held where the soil was a well-trodden, tenacious clay, with ( a timothy sod covered wilh vegetation ana With , straw. The plows here performed their work ad- , mirablv, cutting and turning without choking. , As the Dixie was a new comer, as the contest , waxed warm most of the judges took hold of it , to test jiersonaUy its practical working. While there is no intention to do injustice to any, as neither party had agent or representative pre- 'I sent, and both plows did well, yet tho trial, with • the award of the judges, is deemed of siitlieieni importance to tho interest of agriculture to justi fy its publication. The award of the judges wan unanimously In favor of the Dixie on the following grounds: Ist. It cut a deeper furrow. ' > 2d. It cut a wider furrow. 3d. It more effectually inverted the sod. i 4th. The draft, seemed to be no greater. 6th. The mechanical arrangement for altering cut was deemed more simple and efficient. At the ronelnsion of the trial some of the judges were so pleased «s to determine to order ■ them for their own use. J. SL HURT, Secretary. I certify that the nbove was sent to the Rich mond "Whig" for publication by myßelf; that I am uot acqnainted with Mr. Starke; that he had never seen the paper and knew nothing of its contents, and was In no wise a party to the trial of the plows alluded to. January 7,1871. J. M. HURT. — We, the judges in the "Plow Trial," on tho farm of Mr. F. 0. Williams, published in the "Whig," hereby certify that tt was directed to be sent to that journal as a communication by the. judges who made the award. J. M. HURT, F. Oi WILLAMS, W. T. CHRISTIAN, .1. B.WILLIAMS, January a, IS7I. JAS. S. GILLIAM. Ido not believe ih plow trials made by tho manufacturers themselves, but hope that every farmer will at once make a full trial of tin; DIXIE with every plow he can find, and bny that which does the best work. I have been not able to supply the demand, nor fill my orders for sometime, and must leave field-trials where they rightly belong —to themselves. P. H. STARKE, ap 12—w3m No. 14-10 Main Street. MACHINERY, RAILROADS, MANUFACTU RERS' AND ENGINEERS' SUPPLIES, TENTH ST., BETWEEN MAIN AND GARY, RICHMOND, VA., STEAM ENGINES of improved construction, for all poroses, of Richmond or Northern build. MACHINERY FOR Railroad, Machine, Car and Carpenter Shops, Planing Mills, Sash, Blind, Door, Cabinet-ware, Chair, Bedstead, Wooden-ware, Agricultural Machine, Handle, Spoke, Stave, Carriage Wood, Cotton and Woolen Factories, Cotton Gins, Fanners, Foiutdries, Rolling Mills, Tobacco Fac tories, Tanneries, Saw, Flouring, Corn and Paper Mills, Mines, kc, &c; Forged and Rolled Iron Improved Shafting, Pulleys and Hangers, Bolt ing, Lace Leather, Saws, Files, Wrenches, Twist Drills, Steam Gauges, Saw Gauges, Saw Gum mers, Steam and Water Pipe and Fix lures, Pack ing, Journal Metal, Pick and Tool Handles, Tur bine Water-Wheels, kc.., kc SECOND HAND MACHINERY and STEAM BOILERS bought, sold and exchanged, A quan tity of the same on hand to be sold low, such as Engines Boilers, Mill Stones and Gearings, Wood Working, Machinery, kc Plans and estimates of Machinery for Mills and Manufactories of all kinds. mh I—diwly WM. D. COOK. JOHN TILES. 'VT E W V IBM. PHOENIX FOUNDRY, No. S 1:1111111 Street, between Main and Franklin, Richmond, Va. WM. B. COOK k CO. With improved facilities and witii a determina tion to please in prices and style of work, we re spectfully ask from the people of Richmond, Vir ginia, aud the South generally a fair share of patronage. We manufacture .IRON FRONTS, Verandahs, Balconies, Iron Railings, Vault and Cellar Doors, Gratings, Window Guard*, Awn ing Frames, Corinthian Columns and Capitols, Ornamental Window Caps, Ornamental Brackets for Balconies, Shelving, &c, Ventilators for Brick and Wood Cornice, Gas and Water Pipe, Hy drant Keys and Kods for Gas and Water, Traps for Culverts and Hydrants, Coal Shoots, and all kinds of IRON WORK for buildings generally. We also manufacture, togelher with the above, , work PLOW-CASTINGS, and wonld respect fully solicit ihe patronage of merchants - and farmers. All work guaranteed, arid orders filled wilh dispatch. mil*—Dm PLUMBING AND GAS FATING. (1A» FITTING ANU II I Al 111 Ni.. If you want PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING dune In the | BESTSYYLE, call on 1 1 DANIEL O'DONNELL, 1 je 16—3 in No. 818 Broad Street. '—f #500,000. f "$500,000. REAL Hfs4p: #«f-lBUTI«M OF MEMPHIS, WW !«"• SHARES FIVE DOLLARS EACH. $467,000 in as choice and -valuable pieces ol }if' A l > JKiI ATK ' ' l '"' • M .«KX>in PERSONAL PROPERTY—the distribution of which will take place on the . . SIM slay ol Annuo. In the above can he found some of the finest improved and bat paying property in tho city of Memphis, among the leading of which is tbe NEW MEMPHIS THEATRE Erected at a cost of *|185,000, and now renting for ♦5,000 per annnm. Palatial aiid cottage residen ces, valuable business houses prominently loca ted, beautiful suburban homes, a Una plantation in a high state of cultivation, near the city, and dthers really ranging from »16,000t0 $80,000—all under the managementof MESSRS. PASSMORE A RUFFIN, Real Estate Agents, Memphis, Term., who re spectfully refer to the citizens of thotcity. NOTICE. All the shares unsold at the tinfe of distribu tion will be surrendered and their corresponding number* hot allowed any representation. Toe manager* will not hold a share, thus guar anteeing the shareholders the full control. Fer shares, circulars, or any information ns to this GRAND REAL ESTATE DISTRIBUTION, an 10—td PRINCTiS' WAREHOUSE. ritHE I. wit; est " AND MURE EXTENSIVE PRINTERS' FirRNISHINO WAREHOUSE South of Philadephia, is tho establishment of H. L PELOUZE k CO., Richmond, Va. The Richmond DisrnUch says: "Richmond Type Foundry.—The new dress in which the Dismtfch has appeared for some weeks was furnished by Messrs. H. L. FeloozK k Co., proprietors of the Richmond Type Foundry. We have been using their type for eight or ten years, and have found them equal in durability and style of finish to the best foundries in this country and England. Their prices are uniform with all the other foundries." The Richmond Wltig says: ''■fHERicHnoNDTiPEFoUNDRY.—We have been guilty of nn inadvertence in failing to mention Hint the beautiful suit of type in which the Whig now appears Was nianufactnred for ds at the Richmond Type Foundry. This is the third out fit we have obtained from that establishment—, one before and two since the war—and we are prepared to bear empKatle testimony to the fidel ity with which the proprietors (Messrs. H. L. Pelouze k Co.) execute their Contracts to the beauty and durability of their work, and to the fairness of their prices. The Riclimond Enquirer says : The handsome typographical appearance of this paper has been noticed and complimented by thepressalloverthecountry. We take pleasure ih stating that our outfit was procured from the Richmond Type Foundry, Messrs. 11. L. Pelouze A Co,, proprietors. je IS—deod&wtsm PRO__SSION_L. ~ JNO. VV. JEN-KINS. JNO. R. POPHAM JENKINS fc POPHAM, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, OFFICE—NO. 1 MARSHALL BUILDING, Cor. Tenth and Bank Street, Richmond, Va., Will praotice in the Courts of the State and the United State, and before the Court of Claims and Departments at Washington. Special attention given to cases arising under the Revenue and Bankruptcy laws of the United States. mh lodftwtf Congress having recently passed a bill provid ing for tlie appoin tineut of a COMMISSION for the examination and adjustment of the claims of LOYAL CITIZENS of the South, for stores or supplies taken or furnished during tlie rebellion for the use of the army, including the use nnd loss of vessels and boats while employed in the military service of the United States, and there being many claims of this description which should have prompt attention, we respectfully offer our service in the prosecution of the same before the Commission, on the most liberal terms, according to the amount involved and the char aeterof tlie claim. For full particulars address JENKINS k POPHAM, Attorneys at Law, Richmond, Va. We refer by permission to Jno. B. Davis, Pres ident Planters' National Bank and Richmond Banking and Insurance Company, Richmond; Davenport k Co., Stock Brokers and General Agents, do.; Lancaster k Co., Bankers, do.; Hon. H. R Ellyson, ex-Mayor, do.; C. K. Bingham, President First National Bank, Lynchburg; Hon. J. F. Lewis, U. S. Senator, Washington, 11. G; Hon. Jas. H. Piatt, do.; Hon. Charles H. Porter do.; Hon. W. H. H. Stoweli, do. ap I—d*w tl Tin H. BROOKE — ~~~ ATTORNEY AT LAW, Practices in the Courts of Caroline, Essex, King and Ojieen, and the United States Courts at Kichmond. Office al Milord Depot, Caroline county, Virginia. In all bnsiness requiring counsel, and in all professional business, Messrs. CHANDLER k MORTGN, of Richmond, Va., will bo associated wiih him. Address Central Point, or Milford Depot, Caro line county, Virginia. ja 2—tf ~ JjS^MMYT ApdLLEfiE INFIRMARYT™ ~ COR. MARSHALL AND COLLEGE STS., RICHMOND, VA. H. D. TALIAFERRO, M. D., Medical Sup't. Medical and Surgical Staff, tho Proe6fsors of the Medical College of Virginia. The building is situated in a quiet, central part of the city, and convenient of access to all the business centres, depot«, kc. It contains large and well-ventilated wards and comforuibly-fur nished private rooms. All cases requiring medical or surgical aid ad mitted except the insane and those laboring un der contagious disorders. Suitable accommoda tions and experienced nurses provided for women during confinement. CUAROES, (Including board, medical attendance li and medicine,) large ward, jier week, j invariably in advance ~., $tj Private rooms .'. , fin to t'2o A small additional fee is charged for surgical operations. Liberal terms will bo made with churches, benevolent associations, and corpora tions, for the care of their sick by the year—pay ments to be made monthly or quarterly. For further information or admission, apply at the Infirmary, to H. By TALIAFERRO, M. D. je 16—lawSm Medical Sup't. /Sash : rnumiiri finnii i PAY AS YOU GO, AND LIVE EASY. A pound of GOOD GROUND COFFEE for 20c. A pound of GOOD RICE for 10c. A pound of bright YELLOW SUGAR for ll Xc. A pwjud of GOOD GREEN TEA for *1. A poor- of GOOD BLACK TEA for tl. A pound of PRIME CHEESE for 20c. A peek of PRIME MEAL for 26c. HAM* LARD, .SPICK, BUTTER, EGGS, 4c Wfe have a splendid stock, plenty of room, at tentive clerks. Goods delivered free twice a day. VIRGINIA TEA AND COFFEE COMPANY, Comer Main and Eighth streets. jels—3m '«— COLLECTION DkTiTsX c l a i *T ftC We will attond to all CLAIMS OF BRITISH SUBJKUTS against the government of the Uni ted States, payable by the terms of the late trea ty between the United States and Great Britain, These claims are lbr acts committed against the person aud property of subjects of Great Bri tain during the period of the late war, and by the at iv v or authorised agents of the United States. CHANDLER, MORTON & SHIELDS. jy 27—3ra L-_ i PAPERS rpHE WEEKLY STATE JOURNAL, A RELIABLE FAMILY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO POLITICS, SCIENCE, LITERATURE, AORI CULTURE, AND THE MECHANIC/ARTS, AT A PRICE WITHIN REACH OF ALL. THE CHEAPEST AND THE BEST. SPECIMEN COPIES SENT FREE. TERMS: Look at onr Low Clab Rates. Single eopj six months 79 Single copy one year $1 50 Five copies one year 6 26 Ten copies one year 10 00 INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. 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THE WEEKLY JOURNAL Will contain a faithful resume of the News of the Week from all parts of the world; full and accurate reports of the Richmond nnd Baltimore Markets; well digested Editorials upon aU the current matters of interest, Political, Financial, Commercial, Agricultural and general topics; selections from the leading journals of this conn try, local and State news, kc. This paper will maintain the principles of The National Repub "• lican Party, and strenuously advocate all mea i sures to ndvance the public good. Believing POPULAR EDUCATION to be the great want I of our State and Country, we sliall give largo | space to its advocacy. W e tUKB devote a large ( portion of onr columns to the subjects of Agri . cultural, Horticultural and Mining interests, giv ■ ing interesting articles on these subjects from able [ contributors. 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Many aro making very handsome pay, in cash and premiums, canvassing for this popular Paper and celebrated Picture. Send for Ommlar. 1 Sample copies free. J. B. FORD k CO., Publishers. ; my B—d&w 27 Park Place. N. Y. HP H E GOLDEN A « E ! A xew weekly journal edited bt- THEODORE TILTON, Devoted lo Free Discussion of all Living Ques tions in Church, State, Society, Litera ture, Art and Moral Reform. Published Every Wednesday in New York. Price $3 a year—cash In advance. MR. TILTON, having retired from The Indc pendentand The Brooklyn Daily Union, will here after devote his wholo editorial labors to THE GOLDEN AGE. Persons wishing lo subscribe will please send thsir names, with the money, immediately, to (THEODORE TILTON, P. O. Box 2,848 New York city. "THE BUST IS THE CHEAPEST." au s—is BROKERa" T> lIT MAURY _ CO., STOCK EXCHANGE and MONEY BROKERS, 1014 Main Street, Richmond, Va. We tender our services to holders of Virginia State Bonds, to fund (he same for them under the net of 3t)th March, 1S71; and will furnish any information thereto, upon application, either iv person or by letter. BONDS and STOCKS of all kids bought and sold ou commission. All business entrusted lo ns will receive prompt and best attention. Jy H-d-wlir- R. H. MAURY k CO. DYE WORKS. ~ rpili-: OLDEST! THE LARGEST 11 AND THE BEST I! I DYEWORKS IN AMERICA Are the STATEN ISLAND WORKS, New York. Tho Southern Office and Agency is at KINO'S PREMIUM CLEANING ESTABLISHMENT, NO. T3O Main street, bet. Seventh and Eighth, j« 15—d*w3m Richmond, V».