VOL. 2—NO 144
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EXCHANGE BOWLING SALOON
rn)|K -.I HSI UlßElt at gp-st cost, has fitted
I -jti this establishment »n an entirely new style.
- r.r'iii sully illuminated with
Tit.l alleys are taken up and new ones substitu
te: Mid the whole presents an appcarance truly
" , ys in the week wili he set apart entirely fo
- r.e of whom, however, will be admitted unless ac
I .-..rp&ai'Hi by a gentleman.
I'.!e pubi'.c are requested to call to-d«y and see
w.th tbeir own eyes. A. SMITH,
t e 3_;s Proprietor.
" LEECHES! LEECHEST!
THE S»I'BSCItIBER, thankful for the pat
ronage extended to him lor the past twenty
tars :n hi* prof- ssion, would respectfully inform
'tis triei.ds that ail orders for him will be promptly
sttpua i to if 'eft at the store of MARTIN dt TUR
PIN, cn Main street, between 7th and Bth streets,
or at als residence, Leigh street, between 2nd and
Ok baud, a prime lot of Swefdish Leeches.
EDWARD F. MARTIN,
nh P-ira 4 Leecb»r and Cupper.
pOKE7~W««D AND COAL.— 1 hembscri
V bers are now prspared to furnish their friends
sec the subtle generally, with any quantity of
Co£f or Coal - n as reasonable terms a° can be
b :*ught in the city. They have the best Oak and
r:ce Wood that comes toth's market, and can sell
t cheaper than any other Yard in the place. Or-
Mrs can be left at Mr L. P. ELLlS'Grocery, on
Hroad >t. Sbockce Hill, or at their Office, on Pear!
jtreet, opposite the Albambra Hotel. Those orler
ics. rLsy rely upon getting 'heir orders promptly
i a. THOMAS FOSTEtt.
F,oHI.»!AS, an nlii Philosopher, a Sweae by
• birth, takes great pleasure iii offering his ser
rices to the citizens of Richmond and its vicinity, in
Astrology, Physiognomy, and Signs, and gives true,
rrect, and satisfactory information, having made
pecicti ids to Napoleon ia 1812, previous to his
c wifeli in Moscow. H-* can be consulted in mat
t-'s of Love, Marriage, and of the iuture events of
:e. Mr S. has travelled throush the greater part
of the world, during the last forty years, and ali
L'.is tim*- has cndeivoied to enlarge his kuowledge
by all things he ever heard or saw. He takes plea
sure to assure the public beia willing to give the ne-
I'tssary information to all who will lavor him with
Teems—Ladies 25centa; for reading the planet
;ri fu! 50cents; Gentlemenso cents; for reading
the p.'aii'-t in nil. Si.
Colored iadiss and gentlemen are also invited to
Nativities ealcu!at d according to Geomancy ; for
iajje, S"- 1 . in full S3; Gentlemen ®3, in lull, So.
His office iff on 18th street, between Main and
C'arv streets, second house from Main street. Of
tee uours lrom 9 o'clock tn themorningtill 9 o'clock
in the evening. mh 27—2 m*
Dfc.Ml ItTl.xht) n.HOKIMti TO IIA C
l O.—Great Desideratum for Smok
ers.—The undersigned offer to the consumers of
Smoking Tobicco, an article which has been pro-
Bounced by all who hive tested it, superior to any
preparation of the weed for smoking purposes,
which has yet been offered to the public. The pe-
Cu iar advantage of the article wh'ch they offer, is
.tits: i:. all tobacco there is a concrete oil, Nicotine,
one ot it- active principles, and which is eminently
poisonous The effects of this principle are disa
greeably felt, more or less, upon the nerves and
stomach, by all smokers. The Tubaeco offered by
lll''undersigned has been entirely deprived of its
Lpcisonous prupertim, whilst, at the same time, it
rrtaini- all i:g fragrant and aromatic qualities. So
mild and pleasant has it been rendered that persens
o! weak uerves can use it without inconvenience —
It hag tiie additional advantage that it does not leave
that strong and pungent odur so perceptible and
Mfeasive in close rooms.
CHARLEB SCHUMANN &. CO.
' The above article can be futitid in any quan
tity at BENNETT BEERS, Druggist, 125 Main
•t., agents for the manufacturers.
ilTlttY (iOOUh, CHEAP FOR CASH.
\V. KOOTVV RIGHT, Jr, has received his supply
ot Dry fi- ods for the spring trade, to which he in
vites the ofhis customers, and all in want
tit rich Paris Bareges, Barege deLaines, Mouslainee,
Kid Gloves, white and colored; 6up. twisted Silk
Witts, PriiiU-, of all descriptions ; Domestic Goods
of all kinds; together with a full assortment of
home-keeping Goods of every description, all of
which will be sold at the lowest prices tor cash.
W. BOOT WRIGHT, Jr.. No. 285,
mh •-'.'i—m Cor. Broad and Ist streets.
y |o>t;i*Tjf K. Kt.i.MM; JIA.VI is pieparedto
execute >iders in every department of Book
Bindiu^'and Blank Book manufacturing. His pa
pers ai,d binding material# are of the best quality ;
and he flatters himself that bis long experience in
hie husin-se entitles him to speak with some conti
nence as to the good character of his work. Mer
chants, Clerks ol'Courts, and others can be supplied
I with books of nny pattern and style, at short notice,
(md on strictly moderate terms. Orders may be
'eft at his store, or at the Bindery of Brown Sl
Keiningham, over th- Printing Office ot Colin &.
J o. uppoaite the American Hotel.
mh 26—ts JOSEPH R. K KIN INGHAM.
226 Broad street-
1 liOGfJKTT <fc ANDERSON, UPHOL
y STERERB AND PA-HR HANGERS, C«r-
Ber o! Governor and Franklin streets, are
jow receiving tneir Spring stock ot French and
American faptr llaug ngs, Borders, Fire
: creens ana Curtain Papers, making the
■>*t"«t and most complete assortment we have ever
Uhj the pleasure to offer. A large portion of the
f''' r qualities have ju-t been received from the best
Factories in France, and are of th.? richest and most
►**utiful styles that are made. We have also on
Wsod a general assortm- nt of Upholstering Mate
■•ts, Curtain Goods, Floor Oil Cloths, India and
»co Matting, Window Blinds aud Shades, best
hair and shuck Mattresses, itc., all of which
f»i'l gold at a small profit; and all work in our
toe attended to punctually, and faithfully executed
rnh 26— dim*
DtttSM tiOODH AT
V'KKY LOW PRICKS— HEADQUARTERS
OH HAROAIN* No. <93 HROAD STREET —We
especllully call the attention of the lad ion to our
»fg" bud iiniid-i'ius assortment ot I) rem Goods,
UutiOß». Collars. Parasols arid which through pe
culiar advantages in purchat-ing. we will st-llchexp
-00 Watt* r how cb. ap the same ar« selling else
."!u ""y *°"ds * mtkr quality »re sold
■ loe city. In Ijm n Hok'S., Ribbons, Kid Gloves,
"nd in fact in en ry thing else, our prices
e»o in w,tbst . very body who have seen and
-Jgbt of tlu. «ime are astonished, and pleased at
ti-rie, 10 have found out the cheapest Dry
'-'jds etore in Richui ni.
W.I.LtIIBKR ic BROTHER.
ti-3 Broad street.
If'tVKM A.NO CAPEfte*. —F»«'h, rcceivod
' """iforsaleat JUAN PJZZINI'S,
'"P ! N't door to the Exchange Rank,
THE DAILY DISPATCH
VENTILATION.— For m!>< by J W RAN
Floral Otfei ing: a token of affection and esteem
by H Dmnntil, colored platv*—tl.23
Allen'* Rural Agriculture—ft 25
A Wheat t*heaf, Gathered from our own Field*
by F C Woodwarth &.TS Arthur • '
Judson am hi* Labor*, by Rev AD Gillette—
Plato: bU Life, Works, Opinions, and Influence,
by E Rot d D I>—37 cts
An Alphabet ot Birds, comprising description* of
their appearance and b«bit»—US eta
Kosfiutb, or Washington, or tn« New Doctrine
of Intervention, by H A Boaidman. D D—asct*
Ibe Ladies' Oracle: an elegant pastime for so
cial parties, and the family circle, by H Dumout—
Ellen's Birth Day, and other Stories—2s cts
Uses and abuses of Air, wth remarks on the
Ventilation of Houses, by J H Giuscom, MD—
plates SI 00 Rp 6
ARTHUR'S NEW NO V E L.-Tbe Two
biiaes; a story ot real life, by T. S. Arthur,
The Pictorial Newgate Calender, containing the
Lives, Trials, and anecdotes of all the most notori
ous rogues in the known world—so cts.
Counter'eit Detector and Bank Note Reporter,
for April—l 2 cts.
The International Magazine for April—2s cts.
Webtter's Unabridged Dictionary, in the various
styles ot binding. N. K. We reduced the price ol
this book from a*>,oo to #5,00 in this cty •
We are now receiving B<<ok» from trade sale, and
can as usual, se 1 low in proportion, as we bought
low. Letter arid Cap Papers in the greatest variety.
GEO. M. WEST &. BRO,
»P Exchange Bo>k Store.
L>LBLI»MISD, and to:' Hale this (lay, by
« THOMAS H. GRESHAM, 109 J Broad street,
Florence, or the Fatal Vow, by Eiiza A Dupuy,
author of "The Conspirator,'' &.c—price 25c
Bill Dotidfje aud the Anaconda : yarns of the sea,
by Hawaer Martingale—prioe 25c
Hunt's Merchants' Magazine for April
Appleton's Mechanics' Magazine for April
Knickerbocker Magazine lur April
International Magazine for April
Harper's Magazine lor April
Madaliue. by Julia Kavanaugh—paper 50 cts; mus
Home Narratives, by Charles Dickens, being No 6
of Putnam's 1 ib;ary
The latest Boston, New York and Philadelphia
Papers always on hand ,
l.auy Felicia, by Cockton—soc
Swamp Steed, or Marion—sUc
Seven Brothers of Wyoming—2sc
Poor Jack, by Marry *tt—soc
Count Monte L* one—soc
Crimora, or Love's Cross—62c
We have always on hand a large assortment of
Blank Books, Stationery, Engravings, icc., at whole
sale and retail. Country defers supplied on rea
tenable terms by THUS H. GRESHAM,
ap <i Opposit? Broad Street Hotel.
XTKW .UUSlO.—Just received oy HARKOLU
i* MURRAY, Broad street,
Willie, my Brave, song by Foster—2sc
Down Below, Ethiopian, song by Hewitt— 2S«
I've a Home in the Valley, song by S. Glorer—
The Forest Burial, Po«try by Dyer- 35c
Farewell, my Lilly Dear, (very pretty,) S. C. F.
Wait for Wagon, (20th suoply.) Knawff— 25c
Dreams of the Heart, by Liniey—2sc
Peasant Girls' Waltzes, by D'Ai'oert—soc
Virginia Gonitza, (10th supply,) by Dolhsger—
Students' Polka, by Hewitt—36c
Buds and Blossoms, (sacred melodies) by Grebe
Melodies of the People, (new variations on old
tunes) by Charles urobe—3Bc
Ne v Music received weekly. fe26
ALBATA PENS.—Fur sale at the MftptUt Book
Depository, square above the Banks, No 203
Mam street, Sch:esinger's Albata and Circular
Pointed Pens, which are trie best bow in use, with
out any exception. As far as I have seen, these
Pens do not corrode as other Pens do by use. Any
quantity lor sale.
I FOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
For sale, all the Publ cations of the American Sun
day School Union, American Tract Society, Ameri
can Baptist Publication Society, and Southern Bap
tist Fuolicaiion Society.
BAPTIST HYMN BOOKS.
Baptist Psalmody, of all sizes and qualities, by
B Manly, D D, and Rev B Manly, Jr.
Psalmist and Supplements, ot all sizes and auali
ties, by Richard Fuller and J B Jeter. Virginia Se
lection, by Rev. Andrew Broaddus.
A literal deduction will be made to persons buy
ing to sell again.
Also on hand, a good assortment of School Books
and Stationery, which will be sold cheap,
mh 29 CHAS WORTH*M. Depositary.
ER* AND SHOWER BATHS—The sub
scriber would respectfully inform his customers and
the public generally that he has no v in store a full
and tresh supply of the above, which he will war
rant to be the best and most desirable to be had
anywhere. The undersigned is sole agent for Lar
rabee's Ventilated Upright ami Horizontal Refrige
rator, which is universally acknowledged to be the
most complete ever invented. This Refrigerator
is so arranged that the different articles may be
kept separate, which is a great desideratum for
keeping them sweet and pure. It has a Water
Cooler, where can be had pure ice water at any
time, and it k is so ventilated that the current of air
is constantly being changed, thereby rendering the
Refrigerator itself perfectly sweet and clean. Also,
for sale, Larrabec s Water Cooler, where, tor 6i
cents worth of ice, you can have ice water all day
long. Shower Baths, Lock's Patent. This article
is t-impie in the extreme, and cheap. The water is
let down upon the bather by meins of a valve,
allowing the bather to take as much water as he
pleases. Orders from the country will be punc
tually attended to, snd shipped tree of exp"nse.
Mei chants who wish to purchase aay of the above
articles, will be allowed a liberal discount. Are to
be had at the House-FurnUhing Store of
»P 5- fit L. GIN PER, 137 Main Street.
LAU-UtS. h'i'OtK UK I)KV <jr001>»ANl)
HARDWARE AT- COST.—The st&scriber,
intending to discontinue tho sale of Hardware, and
wishing to have necessary alterations and repairs
made in the Store, preparatory to confining them
selves exclusively to the stle of Dry Goods, will
sell at cost, or cash, or approved negotiable notes,
at four months, their large and desirable stock of
both Dry Goods and Hardware.
Merchants, planters, and others, will find it to
their interest to examine this excellent stock of
Goods, which will be sold at either wholesale or
THOMAS & CHARLES E'-LI6&CO,
fe23—ts Main street.
EOKUK HliiWMltL'fs PhK.lllt tl t.s-
SENCK OF COFFES—One Package at
12 1 •'-£ Cents will Save 4 lbs. of i etfee.
This Essence was lately awarded with a silver me
C&l premium in the American Institute, New York,
also with the first premium foreuch articles in the
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia. This Essence ha*
been proven by many thousands of the richest and
most respectable families, as well as by the poorer
class of people, almost through the whole United
States, to be by far the best preparation of Coffee
ever otiered to the public. Coffeemade by this Es
sence is much more wholesome, more dedicate,
finer flavored, perfectly clear, snd, in every in
stance, superior to the finest Jsva Coffee.
For sale in any quantity, gross or dozen, at the
maker's lowest w hoi-'sale rates, by
BENNETT * BE&RS, Druggists,
sp 5 125 Main street.
J&A FOR BALK, FREIGHT UK
2saSS»OHARt'ER. —The fine fast sailing barque
MiO-tS in good order for any voy«ge • foreign
ft eight preferred. For particulars, apply to
mh 31 Corner 22nd aud Water streets.
A COOK. with to hire or
purchase a first rate t'emale COOK. In either
ease we will pay very MMratly, pruvM'd we are
fully tuittd. Common Cook* need not be >ti red
us TOLER St COOK,
ap 2 Onerat Av-nts.
ARANUEH,—7S boxe* ot faieroio uiauges,
' ' just received, for sale low by
mh 29 Next door to tbe Exchange Bank.
RICHMOND. WEDNESDAY MORNING. APRIL 7,1852.
rHE DAILY DISPATCH.
THE GIPSY IN THE THORN-BUSH
FROM THE GEUMAN.
A rich man once hired a boy, who served
him honestly and industriously; he was the
first to rise in the morning, the la*t to po to
bed at night, am! never hesitated to perform
even the disagreenhle duties which fell lo the
shure of others, but which they refused to do.
His looks were always cheerful aud contented,
and he was never heard to murmur. When
he had served a year, his master thought to
himself,' if 1 pay him his wages, he niny go
away; it will therefore be most prudent not to
do so; I will thereby save something, and he
will stay." At Inst the end of the third year
arrived; the master felt in his pockets, but took
nothiug out; then the boy spoke.
••Master," suid he, ' I have served you hon
orably for three years; give me what I hare
"My dear fellow." replied the niggard,"you
have served me well, vou shall be generously
rewarded." So saying he gavehiiu three crown
pieces. "A crown," he said, "for each year;
it i« liberal; few masters would pay you such
The boy, who knew very little about moaev,
was quite satisfied; and he set out then to see
the world, singing to his heart's content, but
ns he leaped a bush, a little man appeared be
"Whither away, brother Merry?" asked the
stranger; yourcares seem but a light burden
"Why should I be sad," said the boy,"when
I have three tears, wages in my pocket?"
"And how much is that?" said the man.
"Three good crowns."
"Listen to me," said the dwarf; "I am poor,
and unable to wotk ; give me the money."
The boy's heart was good ; so he handed
him his nard earned wages.
"Take them," said he, "1 can work for
"You have a kind heart,'" said the little man,
''I will reward you, by granting your wishes;
what do you ask?"
"Ha! ha!" laughed the boy; "vou are one
of those whocan whistieblue ! \Vell, I wish,
first, for a bird gun which shall hit whatever I
aim at; secondly, for a fiddle, (o the sound of
which every one that hears me play must dance;
and thirdly,that when 1 ask any one fcr any
thing he shall not dare to refuse me."
"You shall have all," cried the mannikin, as
he took a fine fiddle and a bird-?un out of the
bush ; "and no man shall refuse what yo'u
The boy went on his way, and soon over
took a wicked looking man, who stood listen
ing to the song of a bird, which was perched
on the summit of a high tree.
"Wonderful!''said the man, "such a small
animal with such a great voice ! I wish I could
The boy aimed at the bird with his magic
gun, and it fell into a thorn-bush.
"There, rogue," said he to the other, "you
may have it if you can fetch it."
"Master," answered the man, "leave out the
rogue when you call the dog; but I will pick
up the bird."
In his effort to pick it up, he had worked him
self into the middle of the prickly bush, when
the boy was seized with a longing to toy his
fiddle. But scarcely had he begun to play,
when the man begun also to dance; and the
faster the music, the faster and higherhe jump
ed, though the thorns tore bis dirty coat,
combed out his dusty hair, and scratched his
"Leave off, leave off," cried he. "I do not
wish to dance!"
But he cried in vain. "You have flayed
many a man, I dare say," answered the boy;
—"now we will see what the thorn-bush enn
do for you!"
"Mercy, tnercv," he screamed at last, "you
shall have lliis purse of gold!"
'•Since you ore so ready to pay, I will cease
my music,"said he.
With this he took the purse and|departed.
The thievish-looking man watched him till
he was out of sight; then he bawled insulting'
ly after him; and when he had relieved himself,
he ran to the Judge of the next town.
"Honorable Judge," cried he, "I beg your
mercy; see how I have been ill-treated and rob
bed on the highway."
"Was it a soldier," asked the Jndge,"who
has so wounded you with his sadre ?
"No indeed," answered the gipsy, "it was
one who had no sabre, but a gun at his back,
and a fiddle on his neck!"
The judge hid the boy caught, and he was
brought to trial, but he said with a loud voice:
"I did Dot beat the fellow, nor steal his
"He can lie as fast as I ean catch flies off of
the wall," cried the man.
And so the Judge ordered him to be hang
The boy ascended the ladder, but, on the
last step, he asked the Judge to permit him to
play once more on his beloved fiddle.
"Do not let hira, do not let him," screamed
"i have granted it already; he shall have his
"Tie me fast! bind me down!" cried the
The fiddle-player began; at the first stroke
all became unsteady—Judge and bystanders
tottered—and the rope fell from the hands of
those who were binding the tatterdemalion;
the Judge and the gipsy were the foremost,
and leaped the highest. Then the Judge gasped,
"Cease, and I will give you yourlife!"
Then the boy went to the gipsy, and said:
"Rogue, confess where you got those du
cats, or 1 will play again!"
"1 stole them, I stole them!"
Then the Judge hanged him, instead of the
boy, who journeyed on to see the world.
Remedy for Consumption.—lt will be re
collected that several months aero we publish
ed an abstract of an article by Dr. Stone, in a
New Orleans medical journal, relative to a new
remedy for consumption. The Boston Medi
cal and Surgical Journal has the following on
the same subject :
"A gentleman of the neighboring city of
CharleHtown, whose son *ns considered in a
hopeless state from the diseased condition of
the respiratory apparatus, was induced to ad
minister Dr. Stone'a medicine. All the phos
phate of lime procured at the shops appeared
to him to be imperf ctly prepared—being
coarse and otherwise objectionable. A purer
article was prepared especially tor the occa
sion, reduced to an impalpable powder,and ten
grains were administered three times a day,
followed by a swallow of cod liver oil. No
material change was discoverable in the pa
tient for two weeks. Suddenly, as it were, a
fixed pain of long standing in the chest then
abated; sleep been me refreshing, the appetite
improved, strength returned, and from being
moved about the apartment reclining on an
invalid chair, he is now daily riding, on aver
age, ten mi lea on horseback, feeing the wind
and breathing the cold with impunity. This
is a synopsis of a case related by a grateful
parent, who would be glad to have others, un
der similar circumstances, make an effort with
the phosphate combined with cod liver oil.
A Christian Chikes* EBi»«o*.--The
bengal Hurknru maiei that Ties I eh, the tiew-
Eu)f>?ror of" China, i* • Chiri»*i*ni havi«f been
tnplized by tbe late Dr. Gunslaff.
Hevoi.ting Inhumanity.—A case unpar
raileled in the annals «f reglect and auffering,
was communicated to us verbally a f«w days
since by a gentleman in this neighborhood. It
was one so revolting to every feeling of hu
manity, so unlike the civilized and christian
people of Virginia, that we were incredulous
until u fady correspondent, whose humanity
and Christianity ure known wherever Bhe is
known, confirmed it in a communication now
before us. We regret that we are forbid to
give the circumstance in the touching and
eloquent language it has been given to us.—
We would gladly do so, confident that it would
be infinitely better done that we could do it.—
But we are peremptorily denied this and we
give the narrative in oar own version, embody
ing all the material facts as thev have been
furnished to us.
Some 14 or 15 years ago, a Mr. Watson came
from Alexandria, and settled in King George
county, as a merchant. He married a young
lady of highly respectable family inthatcoun
ty by which marriage ne bad four children.—
Watson was unfortunate. He became at the
same time a bankrupt and a widower. Wiih
his little children, two of whom were daugh
ters, he lived on a small farm which he rented,
three miles below the line separating Stafford
aud King George. During the coldest of the
weather in the latter part of December last,
his children were seized with whooping cough
and every one of tHem prostrated. Whilst
thus confined their father was taken with Ery
sipelas, and in the same room lav the father
and children perfectly helpless. Whilst thus
confined some fiends broke in his meat and
fowl houses and stole every fowl and piece of
meat on the farm. In doing so they passed
through the garden, levelling the fence and
thereby permitting the cattle and hogs to de
stroy all the vegetables intended for winter
use. The only thing left for the support of
that family, was a small quantity of corn meal
and some untoasted coffee. In that condition
they lay a large portion of the time without
water, without fire and without food.
A poor widow in the neighborhood, sent
them a small piece of meat, and the oldeat bov
not quite as ill as the rest, did as long as his
strength would enable him, crawl to the fire
place, stir up the dying embers, half-cook some
bread, fry a piece of meat, aud wiih coffee
without milk or sugar, attempt to relieve the
hunger of his dying father and sisters. On one
occasion, weak and feeble as he was, he,
•'staggered," through the snow to a neighbor*
house to procure fire. At one time the father
and children would be crying for water and
not a drop in the house and no one to bring
it. Thus they lay for several days until God
in his mercy, took two of the children. Two
days did they lay corses by the side of their
sick pareni, and no one to prepare them for
sepulture and convey them to the tomb. A
man accidentally passing by, called in, found
the family as we have described them, the fa
ther blind and insensible, with his two dead
children, (one frozen to death,) lying by his
*i;Je and left them in that condition. Two
days after this the father died. The night
preceding bis death he had hemorrhage and
bied most profusely. By his side were his sun
and his daughter barely able to raise iheir
heads, but nerved to the occasion they sat by
him the whole night alone, using every means
their infant minds could suggest in stunching
the blood. A poor widow the day of Watson's
death heard of it, came to his house, had turn
and his two dead children buried, took the
sick ones home with her, nursed them and
has since restored them to health.
Truih, we urstold, is stranger than fiction.
The writer ot romance, who wotild sketch a
scene like this, would be thought unworthy
the refined and christian age in which we live.
But, yet, this thing is so. it has happened at
our door, in our midst, among a people who
read the Bible receive its Heavenly teachings
and acknowledge the force of its sacred und
chastening influence. Our heart sickene at the
thought, and in view ol it? revolting inhuman
ity our pen falters in recording the deed.
King George is one of the most wealthy and
hospit ible counties in Virginia. Some of the
most intelligent and benevolent men we know
in the commonwealth, are to be fouud in that
county, though not in the neighborhood where
this scene was enacted. Ir becomes them to
wipe this blot from their escutcheon—which,
in part, can be doue by pioviding lor the two
surviving children. Let them be properly
educated. The boy (our correspondent iu
forms us) "is uncommonly sprightly and in
telligent," and what is most extraordinary
"related, on his mother's side, to some of the
wealthiest families in King George " We
hope our friends io that county w:U take this
matter in haud and do something for these
children. They owe it to themselves and to
the good name of their people—Fredericks
Magnanimity of a Wise Man.—A writer
in the New York Herald, who hopes there will
be a change of opinion of the judges of the Su
preme Court, relates the following anecdote:
This gentleman was not less distinguished
for his frankness and magnanimity than ior
bis powerful intellect aud vast attainments.—
On one occasion, when silting in the conven
tion of judges, (Georgia then had no Supreme
Court,) a case had been referred to Judges
Crawford, Thomas and Law. When the
jmdges convened, Judge Crawford gave his
opinion. Judge Thomas followed, concurring
with Judge Crawford. Judge Law dissented,
and next read his opinion. As soon as Judge
Law had finished, Judge C. said—"Judge
Thomas, you are alone, I have chauged my
opinion—Judge Law is right."
The above anecdote of Judge Crawford, re
lated to us by a gentleman who beard it irom
one of the presiding judges, is chaiacteristic of
the man. Marshall has done th« same thing;
and any great mind is ready to correct an erri-r
as soou as discovered.
Remedy for Scarlet Fever.—The follow
ing cure for this malignant disease has been
communicated by a physician (Dr. William
Fields, of Wilmington, Del.) to (he editor of
the Delaware Republican. As the disease is
fearfully prevalent in some portions of the
country, we cannot better serve our readers
than to give the recipe. The wiiter mutes
that it is applicable in all stages of the disease
and will not fail to cure nineteen eases out of
twenty, if strictly attended to. Although ap
parently simple, it is said to be a sovereign
may save many of our litile ouen
fiotnu premature grave, which ia almost aurej
to follow the use of calomel, which uuiversal
lv tends to increase the disease instead of
curing it. Treatment as follows: Give a mild
cathiutic, such as castor-oil or some genile
pills, every two or three days, and when there
is lever present, eponge the body wiih weak
ley. and give some simple tea to promote a pet
•piratioti, such as catnip, sage, balm, Ate., and
for the putrid symptoms give good brewer s
yeast, mixed with cold water; one tablespoon
ful of the former to two tablespoons!ul of the
Utter, for children ten or twelve year* old. and
younger ones according to age; to be repeat* 4
from three to five times a <?ay, aud use as a
gargle, yeast and cream or 'milk, equal parts,
sweetened with bone*, and (angle throat and
mouth frequently with it; and if the throat is
much swollen, poultice with yeast and pul
verised slippery eliu; continue th« ahov« treat
ment until well. 1 know, by many year's e*-
perience, aays Dr. Fields, that this is the best
and uiost effectual cur* for the scarlet lever.
A r , TAB , T .I NGS op PUNCH.
A Colonial Mun&mrr i.
the nature cf the intelligent^®WfcT^f* fDC * ° f
time past arrived from the C.£ g^'h 00 *
it is contemplation to alter Jfe
colony to the abode of despaii? ,be
Fuundation.— ln cim of on ;_
sion, the walls of old England ha
formed By every man turning out a brick and
by the ordinance supplyiog all that might be
necessary in the way of mortar.
A Joke Craftily Qualified.—The danger of
abolishing the properly qualification for the
members of parliament is this—that if some of
our legislators were without their properly
qualification, they would have no other quali
Railway Official—"You'd better not tmoke,
Traveller—"That's what my friends say."
Railway Official—"But you musn't smoke
Traveller—"So my doctor tells me."
Railwcy Official, (indignantly)— But you
than't smoke sir!"
Traveller—"Ah! just what my wife says."
'•England'« Weaknett."—The strongest
proof of this is the preFent ministry.
Manehetter and the Ministry.—The lord
chancellor sits upon a woolsack. The Man
chester league improving upon this historical
fact, has sent a seat to the Earl of Derby, to
be used by the premier, at the cabinet councils.
The seat ia of a peculiar significance of ma
terial, gun cotton, illustrative of the probable
short, yet timely, fate of the Derby ministry.
Rather Infra Dig.—Tlie government in re
fusing to incur the expense of bringing borne
Cleopatra's needle, has been guided by a praise
worthy disinclination to stick it into us.
The Long Vacation.—The throne of Franee-
A Shaky Co dition.—lt is not fo be won
dered that the pope feels his position to be any
thing but firm; for, instead o> bis having been
fixed in his place by real Roman cement, he has
been merely dabbeed down where he is with a
little pluster of Paris.
Ttco of a Trade never Agree.—The Auto
crat of Russia and Monsieur Louis Napoleon
are already quarrelling.
Penalties.—The penalty of buying cheap
clothes, is the same as that of going to law
—the certainty of losing your suit and having
to pay for it.
The penalty efmarrying is a mother-in
The penalty of remaining single, is having
no one "who cares a buttou" tor you, as
is abundantly proved by the state of your
The penalty of thin shoes is a cold.
Fiie penalty of a pretty cook, is an empty
The penalty of stopping in Paris, is being
The penalty of light boots, is corns.
Tne penalty of having a haunch of venison
sent to you is inviting a dozen friends 'ocome
and eat it.
The penalty of popularity, is envy.
The penalty of a baby, is sleepless nights.
The penalty of interfering between mau and
wife, is abuse, frequently accompanied with
blows from both.
The pene.liy of a godfather, is a silver knife,
fork and spoon.
The penalty of kissing a baby, is half a
crowu (five shillings, if you are liberal,) to the
The penalty of a public dinner, is bad
The penalty of a legacy, or a fortune, is the
sudden discovery of a host of poor relations,
you never dreampt of, and a number of debts
you had quite forgotten.
The penalty of lending, is—with a book or
an umbrella, the certain loss of it; w:th your
name to a bill, the sure payment of it; and
with a horse, the lamest chance of ever seeing
him back again sound.—Punch.
Thi P&bss —The Examiner, by way of reply to
a dissatisfied correspondent, furnishes the following
us. fui exposition of the relations between editors
and their volunteer contributors:
A gentleman writes to know why certain articles
signed ' Fair Plav," sent oy him to the office, have
nut appeared in the Examiner newspaper. 'There
being nothing offensive" in his articles, he cannot
conceive the cause of their non-appearance.
With all due respect we have to inform him that
they were not published, simply because the editors
did not de-im them interesting to the public, and
preferred tilting their columus with other matters.—
one or two pieces had been allowed to appear on
both sides of the question involved in those articles
—something about magistrates and sheriffs—and
that was quite enough fur our purposes.
We have replied to cur correspondent publicly,
because we desire the opportunity to correct some
great mistakes about newspapers, which he shares
with many other people.
One ot them he thus expresses: "I bad supposed
the press wss free to all." That is a common idea,
butitisa mistake. The press is tnly tree to its
editors, and to those whom its editors believe to
have good ground for addressing the pubiic, and
something to say which the public has an interest
iu keaiing. We would recommend those who
labor under this mistake to consider the following
fact: that newspapers are mane for the large class
who wast to rend, and not tor the small class which
want to write.
Our correspondent continued : " A press sustain
ed by the citizens ought to be free to them." We
do not think so. Toe sentence quoted does not ex
press the true relation between the " press end the
citizens" who eubscnbe to it. We will just state
that relatiun ; it is the relation ot buyer mid. seller
—no more nor less. When a man subscribes to a
newspaper, wc simply conceive that he wants to
read apd possess it He buys it as he buys meal,
oa's, shoes, candles, or a coat; and when he no
longer wants it, he ceases to take it, though not un
til be hax paid for it, unlets he be a thief and a dis
honorable scoundrel, as we are sorry to ssy we have
discovered a good many individuals to be.
This is ibe only relation between tue newspaper
and its subscriber*. There is no ground for aoy
demand on the subscriber's part, save that the
newspaper b" a good uewrpaper. and in aecoi dance
with the samples which induced him to take it. The
idea that when a man subscribes to a newspaper he
lays i's proprietors under soase unddSnablt oblige
tion or that he has a rigiit to publish his com pool
lioc therein witn the single proviso that they shajj
he inoffensive, is a popular fancy and most iidieu-'
lous mistase, which ought to be corrected. Hot
only has be n.» such right, bat the editor who per
mits him to put uninteresting natter in his columns,
infringe, upon the rights ot four or five thuusand
other people to gratify one individual Very lew
editors act so absurdly. Jf a newspaper communi
cation contains no new fact, no iutoimation inter
esting to tile public, or is not the utterance of some
pubhu sentiment, or the narrative of private injury
which ought to be made public, the editor general
ly throws it in the fire; aud this is the fate of nine
out of every ten articles written tor tee examiner.
The Maine Law ik Comecticdt.—At Wew
Haves, ou the evening of the 2nd inst, the Main*
Law Democrats held a ma s meeting at the Temple,
which was densely crowded, near a thootaud per
sons b> ing in attei dance. Home opposition was
ma' ileti-a by the liquor party, bntu was soon »i
--leneed. A vote to »up port tne Maine Law cacdi
dates now factors toe people, who aie Wtag*, waa
pa*sed with bat two dLsenting voices. The tats-u
ing was eotkoata tic tbroualjow. Several e*cej
lent sp»«cbe« ware delivered, and the me. ting ad
journed with tbr«e hearty efceers for the Matna
jgf L«ad Warrants are is fair demand in
Sew York, and the supply it moderate. Sales
of 160 oerea at 11 lOu f 1:20; 80 acres f&Saffid ;
40 acre# $28uf30.
PRICE ONE GENT
Another Wrxorr CA«._The GatttUdim
Tr-ibunaux has the follow ing:_A jSS?S
male, mpo session of a larre fortuor iJt ' —
rammer, lit wat.riu* place i*.,r flw '
renew, • young man who fired in —-J
style,and who pretended to be oa frienSr
terms with the principal persosaget of Pan
sian soewty. He tormented her with hi* al
ien i ion* to such an extent that she was otilieetf
i»« re |e U „me 0 | r a,, \ W " b r hpr <*««zhier. Hn
'f?,T d r,ol P her fenj me -de cfcambre tint
after hi? T" ,lle « !,i,n « ,e biftli. he, shortly
an/nu ,elurn » Possessed himself of the chiU,
S Hi# oh *' ct w " <" co««Si
• sui ote' lMin -" 10 hi «
commeoced Sm.SL T m
«o restore the child prt !^*
further of the ad»en, at „ hear t d Dt>rt "y
met an elderly m , O
ere «?'i e u ,on ' and ,0 -hom lftTr . wm!
confided the management of some of b« l£
rests. A few days ago ibis man prenmd 1
strongly toro and see a chateau in the
rons of St. Cloud, which was for sale on
harly advantageous terms. She felt Yre*t
distrust, and after some hesitation, determine!
not to go without informing the police. Whm
on an appointed day she went, police agean
were stationed near the house. She found ia
it, to her astonishment, her quandom friend m
the watering place, who, with horrible threats
tried to make her sign some deed which he hat
prepaied. On hearing her cries, the polio
agents entered the house and arrested the twi
men. The one who enticted her to the piaa
was subsequently set at liberty, but tbeyowq
man is to be brought to trial for attempting ti
swindle with menace.
NEW SPRING GOODS.
WE ARE now exhibiting our SPRIaG STOCK,
to which we invite the inspection of both city
and country buyers—among which will be fOBM
the following articles:
Kich brocade dress Silks
i'laiii and changeable do
Plain and striped do
Black Satin d'Chile
British and French printed Calico* A Cambric*
Do do Organdie* and JacoseU
Do do Bareges tind Tiscuea
Do do Grenadines and Foular.it
Do do Delaines and C ha!lie*
Rich printed Barege Delaines
Plain black Barege, Grenadines and Tissues
French and Scotch Ginghams
Black Lace Shawls and Scarf*
Plain and embroidered white Crape Shawl*
With a complete assortment of housekeeping
Goods, all of which we oiler at very low price*.
BREEDEN & FOX,
mh 30—2aw2w 217 Broad street.
BKEKOKN Jk FOX have just received
10 4,11-4, and 12 4 Linen Sheetings
8 4 and 10-4 Table Damask
Bird's-eye and Scotch Diapers
Napkins and Doileis
i and 4-4 Irii>h Linen
9->S and 5-4 Pillow
French and Irifh Drillings
Brown and Bleached Cotton*
with a full stock of servant's asd children's wear,
which they are offering very cheap to tbair city and
mh 'J9— dtw2 w 21? Broad street
']Ui£ PICTURE OF THK (<KMEUAI>
JL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA, covering nearly
ten square feet of silver, will be drawn lor on Wed
nesday, March 31st, 1852. at 5 o'clock, P. M. The
ticket holders are requested to be present at the
Sky-Light Virginia Daguerrean Gallery, No. 149,
Mam street, under the gothic window.
Will those who have not sat lavor ut with a cal,
to as to be <ncludod in the picture, and thereby
much oblige their obedient servant.
WILLIAM A. PRATT.
Five minutes time is sufficient Hours from 8, A.
M., to 5, P M. mh 2t»
PRIVATE PRACTICE.—Dr PLUME *
CO. may be consulted, confidentially, for the
treatment of the following diseases: Eruption*.
Sore Legs, Ulcers, Glandular Bwe)i;ngs, or en
largements, Syphilis, and all morbid dischargee,
whether recent or chronic. Also, all those com
plaints termed female diseases. The advertisers
invite attention to their chemical extract of Wild
Flowers, which may be regarded as the very beat
article known, to give tone and vigor to certain
abused aud deb'litnted organs, as well as to renovate
a system shattered by diasipatiou or other cause.
Medicine* securely put up, with full direction*,
and sent to order. Post paid letters promptly at
tended to. Office on Franklin street, belcw Ex
change Hotel, and first door below Trinity cbureb,
Richmond. Virginia fe 9
CABBS, THIS WFEfi, KEADY
MADE CLOTHING—Spring GoMb,
1832. —KEEN, CHII ES A BALDWIN bave thi*
week received a full stock of good Ready-Made
Clothing, to which tbey call the attention of all la
Black French Cloth, Ore** and Frock Cost*
Brown, blue, olive, and black French Frocks,
do do do do Sack*
Black Camblet, Alpacca, sad Drip de Tie Sacks
Light Alpacca and Goat's Hair Camblet Sack*
Engliah Merino Dress and Frock Coat*
Grass Cloth, Linen Lustre, and brown Linen ds
Real Seersucker and Bell Check
French Tweed, Sack* and Frocks
Silk, Satin, Italian Cloth, Farina Satin, Bombs
sue, Marseilles, Grass Cloth, Yellow and
Brown Linen Vasts, Ac., Ac
PANTS, sit grades, Biackand Fancy, French Caa
simere, Marseille*) striped Bel) Check, White aai
Colored Drillings, Merino, Camblet, Kossuth
Cloth, Ac. Also, fancy Goods, Cravats, Shirts,
Collars, Ac., Ac ,in endles* variety. No. 108 Main
street. KEEN, CHILES A BALDWIN.
Mb 26 < ' -
CEDAR TA», MANUFACTURED BY MR®
B. 1. NORRIB, BALTIMORE—Which is de
cidedly the best article ever yet introduced for tb«
cure of Bronchitis. Consumption of the Lee*.
Dyspepsia, Asthma, Kidney and acromions AJ§»
tiorisJPile*! Ac. Price *1 per bottle, which las«
from aix to eight weeks.
Bstnaou, March 17, 1891.
Mrs. B. B. Norris: Bear Madam-It,gives —
great pleasure in reeommeadief to pabfeo few
•our valuable medicine (Cedar Tar) u aiewd
feut preventative or curative la the first Mgea af
bronchial enaction*, or diseases of the laags, sad
also a*a very valuable tonic.
""*■"" >. d
Dr. WttHam**Cramp. Dentist, of this eity, has
bean suffering from Consumption of the Longs fir
tturWsttve or#* years, andbastrted almost every
article recommended in his ease, without any rem
benefit. When the Cedar Tar was advertised far
sale in this city, be purchased s bottle, sad imam
Irately derived benefit from its healing and atreaftb
suing properties. At the time fie commeaoed ta
king it, be was very tow, inasmuch that k* *■
obliged to give np hie oflse for practice. Hail
now so much relieved, that he is abic U> attend to
hi* Mtb'Btii ud, by eootbraiag Ihe wsdklw, hi
confidently hope* te be fully restored. Dr C. baa
kindly volunteered that hi* case should be aaade
yubiic, that others might be benefitted. There at*
other* wbo are taking tbe Cedar Tar with decMed
benefit, wbo can be referred to, besides a atsmbar
of Physicians in Baltimore, wbo are administering
it in their dally praetlee.
For sale in Richmond by ..
F.HORTON KEACH.M Main
General Agent for Eastern Virginia.
IST of ear*. » *
DAViU H. JWBt) A—at «|d
Oflfeeon IMb street, baweea **»aad Baa*
"TTUsinae* en trusted to bim wffll*
Governor *U~l mb »~i®
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