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THE DAILY DISPATCH.
rar TO ADVEKTlMlißS.—TtarctroulsUoo
of toe Dispatch is thrk* timks aslarse aatbat
of any other Daily paper in the City of Richmond
It U therefore greatly superior to any other a» »
niHilum of advertising
RICHMOND, VA.t
Tbnr«df»y Morning, November
THE NEW FRENCH EMM RE.
The act is at length consummated—as Go
vernor Morris said, when the Bouibons were
restored, the "long agony is over—France re
poses in the arms," if not of her legitimate, at
Irast of her chosen sovereign. She has repu
diated. and apparently, forever, the Bourbon
family—that family which had ridden hei like
an incunas for two hundred years previous to
J7B9—that family which she then tried to get
rid of, but which all Europe combined to fss
KB upon b«r, England, whose legititttAle
sovereign was then alive, and a monk in an
Italian convent, lending the w ay under the gui
dance of a monarch, who, according to the
principle on which she then professed to act,
was a usurper.
Napoleon 111. may be a very bad man—he
may be a tvrnnt and an usurper—he may be
all that the New Vork Tribune has chosen to
call him —but as the representative of a great
ptiuciple—a principle sacred in the eyes of all
wen who believe that the rights of man aia
something more than a dream the principle
of the right ofevery nation to choose its own
rulers—he is entitled to the respect of eveiy
republican. It was the attempt of the armed
tyrants of the European world to stifle this
growing belief in France, sixty years ago, that
gave rise to all the bloodshed and devastatior,
which has been so eloquently depicted by their
Minions and which they afterwards had the
address to fasten upon trance herself.
Let us look at the facts. France, groining
under the miseries inflicted by the feudal ty
ranny of a thousand years, about the year 1789
was reduced to bankruptcy. Thete was no
possibility of relieving In r, except by assf ta
bling the Third Estate, that is, a representa
tion of the people. Temporising ministers and
quack financiers had tried all their arts in
Tain ; the disease, driven temporarily from the
surface, fixed only the more firmly upon the
vitals of the State, and of society. Couipalled
by necessity, Louis X\ I assembled that
body, which afterwards, under another nam#,
wrenched the sceptre from his grasp. The
nation had hitherto been nothing, and the King
everything. The nation was determined to be
something,in future.and the King was,for a long
lirae, resolved to be everything still. Thence
was the origin of all the misfortunes of that
unhappy monarch. The times were no longer
as they had been, when, in the reign of iiis
grand-father, during what Blackstone calls the
saild administration of Cardinal Fleury, 54,000
persons were confined upon Ictlret de cachet,
seized, that istosny, by the officers of justice
without having the o'lencea with which thov
were charged announced to them—torn fro*
their families, or arrested without their know
ledge—hurried away to some of the hun
dred Bastiles with which the land ahound»d—
plunged hundreds of feet below the aurfaee of
the esrtb, there to expiate the crime of having
©ffended the mistress of some great man, or of
having proved too faithful guardiaa* of their
wives'or daughters' honor. The King could
ao longer atab a faithful Minister to the heart,
without exposing himself to censure—the Lord
eould no longer reduce the daughter of his
wnant to a state, worse than death, without
being responsible to public opinion. The time
for all these things had passed, never to re
turn. The people determined not to leave the
thunder bolt in the hands of the feudal Jove,
trusting to his magnanimity not to use it.—
They heard of the treaty of Pilmitz, by which
Austria, Prussia, and other German Stahs,
sgreed to partition France. Hitherto, the
King, though in their power, had been in no
pergonal danger; from that moment, believing
:hit he instigated these proceedings, a stricter
watch was kept over him. The Prussians in
vaded the French territory. The Duke of
Brunswick issned that memorable manifesto,
in which he threatened to punish, as traitors,
all who dared to resist him, in defancs of their
•wn country. The King attempted to escape,
and, of course, his name was connected with
the invasion. The moat terrible excitement
prevailed in Paris. Tens of thousands of re
cruits swarmed along all tbe highways, march
iag against the foreigner. The people became
mad with fear and excitement. They wero
threatened with foreign subjugation—thsir
frontiers bristled with foreign bayonets—they
ware ofered, in a public manifesto, the alter
native of returning to alavery, or of having
their fields laid waate, their cities sacked and
feurn»d, themselves executed if they attempted
to defend their country —that country itself
being, at the same time, devoted to partition
among the conquerors. What were the French
to do? To sabtnlt to these insolent foreigners?
They did uot think so. They answered their
tureaia and inaults, by masaacreing all the
Royalist prisoners, by guillotining the Kin",
by driving their armies, like hunted dee*,
across their territories. What elae could have
been expected? How could the Prussian Ge
neral have expected anything else, when h*
issned that infamous manifesto , a production,
which makes the blood of every freeman, who
reads it, boil in his veins, even at this distanc#
of t.me, and although he be no Frenchman.—
What must have been its effect, then, on Paris
at that time, when the writer was actually ad'
vancmg upon it, within little more than ono
haadred miles, at the head of 80,000 veterans,
»'ne troopa of the great Frederick, soon to be
followed by 200,000 more, when there wa»
nothing between him and the Capital, but a
mt-re handful of undisciplined recruits?
Nothing can demonstrate more clearly the
art with which the English oligarchial pres.
has contrived to turn every thing , fa j 8 „ |h ,
French, than the sort of halo they h* V e man
■god to throw around the character of this
Htm Duke of Brunswick. Because he found
that those whom he wished lo tread upoa as
worms, turned out to be asps—because they
would lot submit to let him and bis employees
preaeribe a government for them—bees use, ia-
MM4 of jialding, as be had supposed they
would, Ibey turned upon him and beat him out
of tbe fold—because io just retribution for bis
atrocious invasion of their territory, preceded
by a proclamation of fir* aad sword, thsy a 1
afterwards invaded his and utterly destroyed his
and the Prussian forces, he has been described
as a martyr t The wrongs of Prussia and the
Duke of Hrunstcick, are themes of declama
tion lor every English writer who has under
taken to describe the war of ISO 6. Who began
the business? Who invaded France, pro
alaiming death to nil who offered resistance?
These same Prussians, commanded by this
same Duke of Brunswick. They did it for no
offcnce committed by the Fiench people to
wards them. They did it because the French,
n nation of twenty-five millions, thought pro
per to change their government. Had they let
France alone, the Republic might never nave
been —Louis might never have ascended the
scaffold—Bonaparte might have lived and died
a sous-lieutenant in the regiment of La Fere.
To them and to England, the latter of which
countries had always been ridiculing tiunce
for her submission to the despotism of the
Bourbons, are all the subsequent glory and
misfortunes of the Republic and Empire due.
From the first, these courts sought to force
uponfFrance a government which she did not
want. The pretence of England at firs?, that
she warred against the principles of the Jaco
bins, was a miserable subteifuge. It was ex
posed completely after the First Consul's Id
ler to the King of England and the answer of
the English Foreign Secretary. In the latter
it is avowed, in terms so plain, as to leave
no doubt of their meaning, that there can be
no peace until the Bourbons are restored —that
is, until France shall consent to undo all 'hat it
has cost her one million of lives to do! Vet
the First Consul had completely put down Ja
cobinism, the enemy age.inst which it suited the
purpose of Pitt to declare that he was fight
ing. A similar application made by the Em
peror was rejected 011 similar grounds. No
thing would suit free and enlightened England,
but the imposition of the Bourbons, by force,
upon Fiance. She succeeded at last. After
having bought up all the continental powers
repeatedly to war upon Napoleon, and after
having been as often bafflod. the snows of
Russia did for her what neither her own army
nor those of her allies could effect. She suc
ceeded in dethroning the man whom all France
preferred, and in shutting him up in a distant
tropical island, where she hoped and knew it
would be impossible for him long to survive.
She set upon the throne, by the aid of 1,500,000
continental bayonets, the family whom France
detested. In fifteen yeata they were drireu
awav. and now, in twenty-two more, the re
presentative of that very man whom it cost
three millions of lives to dethrone—the head
of that very family whom it was a cardinal
point with the allies to banish forever from
Fra nee, is, by the loud acclamations of forty
millions of Frenchmen, " Emperor of the
French!" Never did any people show a more
resolute determination to choose'their own ru
lers, and though they may not be Republicans,
yet we honor wherevr-r we find it, that stub
born spirit of nationality which prefers a bad
government of its own choosing, to the best
that the wit of man ever devised, accompanied
with the alloy of foreign dictation.
CUBA AND THE ADMINISTRATION
OF MR. POLK.
The House of Representatives, at its lust
session, called for it,formation relative to the
policy of the government in regard to the Island
of Cuba, and the President, in teply, on Ihe
13th of July last, transmitted a number of pa
pers, beginning with the letter of Mr. Forsyth,
then Minister to Spain, to Mr. Adams, (at that
time Secretary of State,) dated Nov. 20, 1822,
and ending with the instructions of Mr. Bu
chanan to Mr. Saunders, in 1848, and the
•ral replies of the latter. These papers hive
just been printed, and we find those last men
tioned in the National Intelligencer of the 23d
inst. As the instructions are of great interest
at the present time, we subjoin a short analy
sis of their contents.
The Secretary of State begins by calling the
attention of the Minister to the present condi
tion and future prospects of Cuba; premising
that the government, bound to Spain by an
cient friendship,and having nothing to fear from
her, is content that it shall remain in her hands,
butdeclaring that it will never permit it to pass
into the possession of any other European
power, least of all, Great Britain, who might
use it to the ruin of our comnieice, foreign and
domestic, and even to the danger of the Union.
He sets forth, in strong colors, the necessity
of providing for our own safeiy, which would
be in a very precarious condition, were, tSis
island in the possession of England, inasmuch
as ahe would thereby be enabled, in time of
war, to paralyze the industiy of the entire
Mississippi valley, by closing the Gulf and
blockading the mouth cflhe river, and destroy
the commerce between the Atlantic ports and
the Gulf, even then large, but doit of inestima
ble value. He is induced to believe that Great
Britain desires to get possession of Cuba, from
a knowledge of the well known policy she has
always pursued, of seizing on every valuable
commercial point throughout the world, when
ever she has hnd the power to do so—frotu the
fact, that there is no point so valuable, in this
respect, as Cuba—from the circumstance, that
the United States is her greatest commercial
rival, and that with Cuba in her possession she
could easily arrest her commerce—and from
the well understood truth, that were it once in
our possession, from its extent, fertility, and
the energy of our people, it would soon be able
to supply the markets of the world with tropi
ca! productions at a cheaper rate than she can
afford them, thereby .putting the finishing
stroke to the value of her West India Islands,
lakmg another view of the question, the Sec
retary maintains that if Cuba were in our nos
session, we should be relieved from all apt,re
henaioDs for the security of our commerce, and
nnght, by fortifying the Torlugas, bein* , n
Fosse.s.on of Havana, entirely comma.d the
Under a aecond head, he estimate. ,be value
oHbe present productiveness of Cuba «0,l
contrasts ,t wi.h what it might be under the
>•«»»••» of*e United S«.« M . McUre.or.
.- 1830 eat, m .,ed the aurface of Cub. at 468,-
*<3 caballeras, of 32 acrea each ; that ia to
Jjg about 15,000,000 of acres. Of ,hi. only
«h.Ueraa, or about 1,525,000 acre.
wer« under cultivation in sugar, coffee, tobac'
co, garden production, and fruit, and 9,374 ea
ball era., or about 300,000 acre., in gram*
ground, and unfilled wood, belonging to sugar
tad coffee plantations. I a 1840, the same au
thor estimated the land in use, as above, at
1,728,000 acres, less than one-eighth of the
whole, leaving still 13,000,000 perfectly wild,
though as good as any in cultivation. Though
the island ia demonstrably, from these data,
capable of supporting a population of 10,000,-
000, its inhabitants did not, in 18-11, exceed
1,000,000, and the larger number of these weie
slaves.
The Secretary impresses it upon Mr. Saun
ders, that there is no wish to acquire Cuba ex
cept with the consent of Spain. At the same
time he suy», information has been received
from the American Consul, that the Creoles
are very hosti'e to the Spanish Governme nt,
that efforts are on foot to raise money for a
revolt, in the United State*, and that attempts
would be made to enlist in their cause, the vol
unteer regiments just disbanded in Mexico.—
The President disapproved of all this, how av
er, and had ordered the volunteers to be trans
ported directly home, without touching a t Cu
ba. The whole revenues of the island, accord
ing to Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, amount
ed, in 1814, to $10,500 000, of which Mr. Cal
deion says, that tot more than $2,000,000 ever
•each the Treasury, the rest being spent in
supporting the government of Cuba. The re
venue to the United States, the Secretary
thinks, would be no'less than $0,000,000 the
first year, with on indefinite prospective in.
crease. He discusses and dismisses, as un
founded, the apprehension, that the extension
of our possessions is dangerous to the Union,
andiauthorises the Minister to give $100,000,-
000 for the island as the maximum. He cau
tions him to approach the subject with great
delicacy—to introduce it by alluding to the
threats of Lord I'alinerston in connection with
the English bond holders—to say that the
United States felt great apprehensions with re
gard to Great Britain's getting possession o!
the island, See. As Spain was always under
the impression, that in the event of a war with
England, the United States would assist her,
to prevent Cuba from falling into English
hands, the minister was instructed to say that
our government was exceedingly embarrassed
upon that point—that England as well as Spa in
was an ally—and that Uncommercial relations
with her were such as to render it inevitable
that any war with her, however it might ter
minate, must bear heavily upon the people of
this country. To avoid both of these alterna
tives—war with England or her possession of
Cuba—the Ambassador w as to make his pr»-
posal. The example of Louisiana, bought
from Napoleon when in the zenith of his pow
er, was to be held up as a $aho to Spanish
pride, and the treaty of that putchase was to
form the basis of this, the ,7th and Bth articles
being except d, unless the Spaniards should
very particularly insist on their insertion. Great
secresyjs enjoined, lest the matter get abroad,
and afford a handle to the opposition iu th#
Cortez.
The several replies of Mr. Saundsra it is
not worth wliiie to analyze. lie obeyed
his instructions to the Setter, and after soase
temporising, received a flat refusal, the Spa
nish Minister declaring that the people of
Spain were all opposed to it so bitterly,
that they would prefer seeing the island sunk
in the sea, to seeing it transferred to any
Power on earth. In the course of their several
conversations, the minister stated that the re
venue received in Madrid from Cuba, was
$ii,000,0110 instead ol 2,000,000 as Mr. Calderon
had itated. Mr. Saunders states that the foreign
debt of Sf ain is $100,000,000, and her domes
tic debt $300,000,000, and that she supports at
home, an army of 150,000 men, in Cuba one of
20,000, and distributes among the colonies
another of 15,000. This indebtedness, and the
cost of such a force, induced him to hope that
Spain might be led by her financial difficul
ties, to accept his offer; but things had gotten
to such a pitch that all thought of paying prin
cipal or interest had long been abandoned—
The English were pressing heavily while the
negotiations were going on. One great stum
bling block in the v ay, Mr. Saunders thought
was the Queen Mother, a greedy, avaracious
old woman, who derived a considerable income
from Cuba, being a large shareholder in gas
stocks and other companies. He proposes to
buy her out.
The National Intelligencer of Wednesday
continues the publication of the papers allud
ed to above, commencing with Mr. Forsyth's
letter to Mr. Adams.
Circuit Court of Petersburg.—Tlie
Express gives a detailed account of the session
of Tuesday. The case of Cornelius Hollo
way, churged with feloniously killing a free
negro named J. Richardson, was then called,
but in consequence of the absence of an im
portant witness, was postponed until yester
day. The grand jury catne into court and
through their foreman stated, that they had
found a true bill of indictment against Lewis
Montague, for shooting with a pistol, CJardi
der G. Thompson, on Thmsday, the
June last. The prisoner was then placed at
the bar. Subsequently a message was receiv
ed from the Grand Jury, to the effect that Mr.
Marcellus P. Bell, who had been snmmoned
to appear before them, had refused to do so.—
An officer brought in the witness, who persist
ed in refusing to be sworn or testify relative
to the case, and he was finally placed in the
custody of the sheriff and committed to pri
son.
, At half past three the court again met, and
the prisoner wan put to the bar tor trial. He
was then requested to stand up while the
clerk read to him the bill of indictment which
had beeniound by the Grand Jury, and to the
question, are you guilty or not guilty of the
crime with which you are churged,—he replied
in a loud and audible tone, "not guilty." O.i
motion of the prisoner's counsel, the further
trial of the case was postponed until 10 o'-
clock Thursday, the 25th instant, by which
time McCarthy, a very important witness for
the prisoner, who is now out of the State, will
be present.
Obituary At>DHEsess on the Occasion tw the
Death or Henry Ci.ay.—We are indebted to
the Hon. Alexander R. Holladay, representative in
Congress frrm the Spotsylvania district, for a
beautiful volume containing ths Obituary Address
ea on the occasion of the death of the illustrious
statesman, llenry Clay, delivered In the Senate
and Houae of Representatives, and the Fmneral Ser
mon of the Rev. C. M. Butler. It is embellished
with a line engraving, from a bust of Mr. Clay, in
the possession of Cadwallader Ringgold, U. 8. N.
A merchant in Hartford bee cleared f40,00u
by flour shipped to Califoraiu this season.
LOCAL MATTERS.
The Stabbing Case.—The continued case of
Frederick Belvin, charged with stabbing Lafiyette
Batier on Sunday afternoon last, at tbe boarding
h iuse of Mrs Sheppard's, corner of Franklin acd
G jvernor streets, cam* up before the Mayor yes
terday morning. The examination was com
menced with the testimony of Lafayette Butler —
lie deposed substantially as follows:
On Sunday evening last, about 3 o'clock, a gen
tleman named Williams, called at the house where
I board, Mrs Sheppard's, and arked me to go up to
a room which he had formerly occupied, acd
where were soma clothes which he wish ;d to take
to the Co umbinn Hotel. He t;ien fixed up a bun
dle which he said he would call in thl evening and
obtain, as h- did not w.sh to carry it iu the day.—
Bjlvin was lying or a bed in tin room intoxicated.
He had been out Sa urday even'ng drinking, and
csroe haise Sundfy morning under the influence
of liquor. B"lviu said something to Williams
about his going off, and I told Williams, who asked
me what was the matter, that it was not worih
while to mind Bolvin, as he was tight. Belvin
heard me, 1 suppose, lor he got up, cstr.e to the door
and .aid to me before I came down stairs, " 1 will
I see you out in that." I replied, that I would talk
to him when he was sober, and that we could set
tle tbesHair then if necessary. He then went back
into his room, and 1 went dowu Hairs. I was talk
ing near the landing at the second pair of stairs b«-
low with Mr Williams and a Mr Reed, when I Si,w
Selvin coming down stairs towards me. He had
a pistol in his lett hand, pointed at me, and a bowio
knife in his right hand. I ran up the steps (a ois
-1 tance described to be abaut ten feet) caught hold
ef the pistol and threw it up. Just as I threw it
up it went off, and I was knocked back, and fell
kd'.C way down the stairs before I stopped myself.
Was pattly stunned. I then went into the parlor
and Belvin went back «p stairs again.
By the Mayor.—When I took hold ol the pistol
he had his finger oa the trigger. Do not kntio whe
ther the discharge teas otcatiorudby Bsizin'ipulling
the trtgger, or by my knotkiug up hU «r»» and the
pittol. 'i here was a smilo or grim upon his coun
tensase when he held the pistol tawards ue. He
said at ail. I do not thiuk I received aay
btab- i think the wound on my arm was occasion
ed bytkfcbail. tehould judge it was tka ball that
cut my arm, from the position of the pistol and of
the would, and also of the hole iu the tioor, mace
by the buliet. My arm was upraised that received
tha wound. I did not see Belvin use th« knife He
might have used the knife without my seeing him.
There is ouiy one rent in my eoat about tiireo in
ches iu length. Saturday night Belvin had been
drinking ; atjd he weat out about 12 o'clock, and
did not return until Sunday morning about eleven
o'clock. I had run up the pair of steps about one
third of their length, when 1 grabbed the pi.tol.—
There is no sign of a singe upun the coat, or as if
burnt with powder. The pistol was in both ol our
hands when it went off. I had hold of the pistol
with my lett hand and Belvin had hold of the butt
end. Do not know whether the struggle occasion
ed it to go off or not. When 1 fell I had the pistol
in my hand. Rail up because I have been taught
fiom inlancy always to face danger and not run
from it.
Dr. Little was called at.d examined. This wound
is a clean cut with a knife. The coal was torn but
not burnt. It would be impossible for a pistil to
be placed thus near to a man's shoulder and tired
off, sua not burr, the coat or scorch it. I think
the hole in the coat was torn by the hiit of the
knife. Th: kaifj thrust forward with sufficient
force in a direction to have made this wound by the
pressure oj the guard upon the coat. Thsre was
not a ptrtic'e of wadding in the wound.
Cross-Kzamintd.—The t"ar in the coat might
have been produced by a bullet, but the wound on
the arm is certainly a knife cut. It was a slight
wound, two inches long aud abo*t half an inch
deep ; made as if the arm had besn ia an uplifted
position when given. The hols in the co it is
right over the wound.
Officer Tyler stated that officer Truehcart and
himself, on hearing ofihe difficulty, proceeded te
arrest Belvin. He (Tylei) found ;Beiviu locked up
ju his room, and the case of the bowie knife lying
on the bed near him. Mr. T. proceeded: I asked
Beivin where the knife was ; he said he knew nosh
ing about it. He appeared to be very much ex
cited and trembled a ! over. I asked him what he
had been doing. He replied that he had not thct
Butler, that he fired the pistol over Butler's shoul
der, and that he then etabbed Butltr. I told him as
be had said so much he had better get tha knife ;
and he then weut to his chest and got the knife out.
Belvin further said, that he had beei vrged to do it.
He apologized for having such weapons, aifd stiJ
that he would not have been soer; with tnese, if he
hRd not purchased them expressly for this man
Butler. The point of the kmfo looked as if it had
been used and washed iff. Consider that the
wound was a knife cut
The Mayor here enquired of Dr. Little, what
was ihe particular character of the wound, and Dr.
Little replied it was acut.
Lafayette Butler recalled—
Bv.lviu hud slipped when 1 ran up to him, ard
was leaning forward with a pistol ia his left hand,
pointed at me. I could have ran along tbe passage,
or into the parior, if .1 had chosen. Would not do
it. Have never had any personal difficulty wiifa
this man before. He had a difficulty with another
men, and believed 1 had something to do with it,
which made him distant for some tiuae. Last
Easter Monday he came to me and requested that
the matter should drop. Have spoken to him twe
or three times since, when necessity required it, at
the table. Otherwise, he has not said enything to
* -
J'jhu K. "Keea apposed—l was in the parlor the
afternoon of the difficulty, when Mr. Butler end
Mr. Wiliiams came in out of Belvia's room, and
spoke of B's being in his room somewhat tight. I
heard Be)vin coming down stairs and saw Butler
run up towards him. Heard the discharge of the
pistol, but did not see the weapons used.
Otiicer Trueheart corroborated Mr. Tyler's state
ment eoncerning the arrest. Mr. Williams, the
other witness for the commonwealth was absent,
but will be examined on Saturday.
The Mayor committed Belvin to jail to await ex
amination before a called Court of Hustings, to be
held tn the Ist of Docembir next. He refused to
adu.it Bulviu to bail.
Runxiko.—Two negroes, one named Elisha
Scott, slave to the Richmond and Danville Kailrcad
Company, and the other named Abraham Bakt r,
slave to N. VV. Walton, were on Tuesday evening
hailed by a walchmau near the packet boat ita'
tion, but refused to atop anl ran off. They wtre
pursued and caught, and two old vesta and a man
tilla were luund in their possession, which, it wm
proven atterwards, they had purchased. Yester
day they were oidered ten lathes each for running.
Dju'KK —John T. Wash, a skilful machinist, end
a man of much respectability, was found lying
drunk iu an alley Tuesday evening, with nothing
on bat his drawers, shoes, shirt, and straw hat,
very much chilled. lie was taken to the eage and
thawed, and yesterday morning paraded lo the
Mayor's court iu his summer dress, covered with
dirt, preaehing ia his own person a most effective
sermon ou Temper ansa It proved upon txami
nation that he had even sold his pantaloons to pur
chase whiskey. He was with an ad
monition.
Disafpxabancb o* Foca Bors —Two boys, on#
aged eight and the other eleven years, sons of Mr.
A.S.Maddox. and two others, one aged twelve,
thi son of a Mr. Connelton, and tbe other a small
boy, the son of a Mr. Holland, of this city, left tbe
Lancasterian School on Tuesday morning, about
10 o'clock, since which time no tilings of them
have been had, although active efforts have be*n
made to discover whither they have gonr, e»r what
bss.become of them. Their parents are thrown
intogdeep distress by their unaccountable sbwnre,
snd would be grateful for any information leading
t o theii discovery. Some fears are entertained
that they followed the Circus Company which
left hete for the South, a few dxys ago.
Miss-Fobti'n*—A free negress named Sarah
fortune, on Tuesday attacked a very respec'able
white lady, cursed her and threw a heavy stone at
her head. Yesterday she was ordered 39 lashes,
and committed to jail iu default of $100 security to
keep tke peace.
CoUKTT Squabbles.—Robert Willi*, of Henrico
coun:y, wu on Tu-s Jay arrested by Constable Le
wellen and brought before Justice Netties, on the
charge of threatening to shoot Pleasant Roach on
the 2<-th November. Willis was committed to jail
in default of £50 security.
Pleasant Roach and George W. Browu were
alto examined on th« charge if assaulting Henry
Seavey, »nd required to give §100 security to keep
th 3 peace.
DibChakged—Frances Thomas, a free negress,
arrested in detauit of free papers, was on yesterday
ordered to procure a new register, the old ore
being out, and discharged.
TfiEfJAS6ING —A servant of Ellis & Peers*
nam.d i»e Green, yesterdiy was dogged for tras
passing on Mr. P Butler's lot Tuesday.
Discharged.— Harrison Richardson, skva to
Mills ifc Dibbrell, was arrested Tuesday evening
with tobacco in his possession, which the watch
man supposed had been stolen. Yesterday Mr
Mills stated that he gave the negro the tubaeco, tjT
jetting to hand him a puss, and the fellow was dis
eharg d.
Fined.—Officer Pierce, on Tuesday, diseoverad
a man peddling silks about the; streets without a
licensd and ordered him to appear at aourt. Yts
terday the Mayor fin-d the quandam silk merchant
#10, who forked out the amount in bona fide yel
1»» boys, appearing to have plenty more left of the
same sort
Abram Kraker, very much sgaiisthis will, hid
to pay i'j and costs for suspending cioth«s aver the
side walk. He cited the exsmpies of other clothes
dealers on Main and Broad streets, but th«ir sins
would not excuse Mr. Kraker's. Reported by of
ficer Page.
H. Taliaferro was leported by officer Clement
Wtiite for the misdemeanor of his driver in driving
a team at unlawful speed.
Captain Jinkins also reported Tennis O'Neil for
the improper driving of one of his teamsters.
Sudden Death—lt was rutnorei yesterday
morning, that on the night previous a n< gro woman
was burnt to death at n house on 16th stfeet. Our
reporter ascertained, however, that the negrass,
win was veiy old, died suddenly of the dropsy, and
fulling over close to the fire, was slightly scorched.
No inquest was, ol course, held.
Fi*e —A stable belonging to Mr. Thomss H.
Ililtz'aeimer, and located on Union Hill, took fire
about 11 o'clock yesterday morning, and was barnt
to the ground. We ucderstand that there was no
insurance.
The Ladiss' I'aik.—We Qave receivd front ths
ladies at Military Hal), an evidence of the ricks i»t
and rarest kind that the Fair is in the fail tide of
progress. We tender tins iadies our thanks, while
we trust their pi aise worthy efforts in the cause of
benevolence and Christianity may bj duly appre
ciated and crowned with signal success. Their
store of fancy articles tS'jrda a line opportunity to
beaux end others to select handsome pre sects far
the approacuing holyday season. Give ihein a call
by all means.
Fia*.—The fire which occurred last night about
9 o'clock, was iu a wooden house on the Eastern
side of 2d street, between Clay and Marshall,
which, we learn, is the subject of a chancery suit
betwejn the legatees of the late James Griffin, dec'd
aud some other person or persons, whose name or
names we could not ascertain. As it was uninha
bited, and the fire broke out in thu upper story, be
tween the lathing aud the roof, there can be no doubt
that it was fimd by au incendiary. The ilame wss
extinguished before it Lad occasioned much da
mige. We understand the house was under th«
charge of Mr. Hawly, the well-known railroad con
tractor.
Eitckwheat and Butteb.—Messrs. Ragland &,
Brother have some first rate Buckwheat and most
delicious Roll Butter, as we have reason to know,
having through tieir kindness fully tested both —
We could wish for nothing better.
iHAUUIbI),
In Buckingham county, on Wednesd*y, Nov
10th, 1852, by the Re/ T N Johnson, GUSTAYUS
A WALLACE, of Richmond, to Miss MARY MAG
DELIN, slaughter ot the late Wm U Tapscott, Esq,
•1 the former place. «
in Lynchburg, 18th of November, by Rev Wm
Pilchard, Mr ROBERT H ijHEPHKRU, of Lynch
burg, to Miss JANE A SHEPHERD, ot Richmond,
V'a. *
_ Uf i'he funeral ot MiLToN, infant ion ot A. J.
BuweiS, who died on Tuesday tiit'ht, will take
place «t the family residence, oa GamoSe's Hill, this
looming, at 10 o'clock. The friends of the family
are cordially invited to attend. *
jy Attention is as'<ed to th ■> aavei issemfcut ot
Dr. How'! celebrated preparation* for Coughs,
Colds, <Jroup, Whooping though and Consump ion
Dr. Rose being a regular graduate of the Philadef
phia Medical College, and a practitioner of metLoiue
the past3o yearsin that city, has wutten a treatise
on Lung Distsses, wh;ch cua te had giatis who
ever his medicines are for sale. This book should
be in the hands of every person, as it is an advij#r to
persone in sickness or in health. no 25 !t
AL'OTIOM.—u roceues, fruit, tee—
THiij DAY-by
no 25— It DAVENPORT, ALLEN & CO.
FUKNCU fLATIi MiUKOU-S
for sale at Auction THIS MUKMNG, at
11 o'clock, without regard 10 weather.
PQ'io DL'Wi.OP, MOM CURE, Si, CO.
AUCTION CAKO.-- Attention l.
solicited to our sale THIS MORNINU, at
10 o'clock. See advertisement
no2s—lt ALf-X- NOTT St CC., Auets.
Notice—Dre. BUTLER ft YoUN(J
have associated themselves fjr the pur
pose of practising Medi-iw:, and may for the pres
ent be found at Mr Thus F Mailtr s residjuce, on
Church Hid, between 23J uad *lth streets.
WWW BUTI.ER,
no 23—St* A C. W. YUU*i(/.
A LUXURY !—The Jimoa River
VVB Water, when purified by tie" POROUS
GLASS KILTER," is truly a great iuxu.y; it a
then as pare ar.d pallucid as when it first Sowed
from the bubbling spring. There la no instrument
for cleansing water so ready aud etfeetlva as the
Porous Glass Kilter. It acta on nature a own prin
ciple, being aa arunoial drip sWoue; it eaunot injure,
tost renders it as rata re intended at. be. Uealtcy
»nd reireahing. *£ expruded for one et these Fil
tera will convert your hydrant into a fountain of
pure spring water. It will alter from Mit 40 gal
loas pet hour. Per saiu hv the Agent, at the store
of G. ft A Barnaul to, it
■oil lm' Ho SOI Main at
Spool* Wuisd.-Ws will pay the
highest premium for silver coin. Quar
ters and am all change preferred.
*o » C W PURCELL * CO.
s—«
Co. are doing for th'ir pairon* • Th" tit?** 1 *
Ivavea Baltimore at 7 o'clock p M, io
penanced and tru«ty *"<nt» and *rr,, ,
mond at 5* AM. 6ooda ordered by th "ra "
loss mall, will be delivered to-mor-o»m,
without fali. io-roorroir roorn;ag
Ou» for the North, East and YVe-t .
closes at Pi P M—arrives i„ iiaiuciorp !• . * w
hoar next morning. * ftß e& "-J
Banks and Brokers wii] please takf- B .i,»
by th'. change the, will be greatly
Draft* on Lngland, Ireiand and Scut'.aad for s » *
at thw office. ADAMrf * eo "•*
__Htii »'re*-t. K.eam.,- i y*.
«rHome Teatimany 1 — iu«7~T — ■-
one ot the o'd-st .Magi.tratrs of this h£
-let the sick, the deli st.., !h e declining i, .
those we refer jtu, and then try Una grand re>oia
Baltimore, Seat M 1 s*i
Messr* Mortimer A Mowbray ■ I <, v i ; t '
make known the benefits I have derived f rf ™ r,
Hampton's Tincture. For a length of tn "< '
been subject to great prostration c.| mus< ,* • ~e
er, and great debility of toe nervous system "
corapamed with palpitation and flutteru • of t*
heart. 1 had such sudden attacks tnat otione J
•'on I could scarcely get home. ! maku a *'
ot my case to a friend, he referred m«to Joieo^'K°
Btapleton, Ksq, an old and highly
z-n ol Baltimore, who bad used' the Tmct are uniT
similar circumstances. I called on Mr Stale* ''
and, after an interview of some minutes. '
satisfied of the medical! virtues of the 'i iiic* r
from the end. rice before me, of his own
who, for some time previous, indicated' a U'w
state ot health, but now a hearty h>,«
ance, with the activity of youth. I immedi»»<.v
commenced using the Tincture, and Ut ,o .
the contents of one bottle, my strength vv s » ' e „?*
ed, and I can walk as brisi aod am j 9 a -fve » i
was twenty years ago. This Tir.ctur ■is the , .
restorative ol the digeative organs, which,
octroyed, the whole system is in a state, t V •>
inn. ** ■
1 do assert it is, in reality, what it is retires-oj
to be by Dr Hampton, the inventor. ' "
VVM. A. SOHAEHFEa.
Now in city ci Wash-ntt! n
See cases Cough Rheumatism, '
Sold o'i!y by O. A. STRECKKK— fxurn.hieis grkt
» " tt. HI libEH ThyEokKl
removed bis Offlce «nd residence to the
house at the corner of Bth and Main sts . UB
Rogers' Stone Ymd n „
*V Ot Jiti lil AKD—ATThv, n
tend a meeting at your Armory, r.n •hisTl-u
--day, the 25th day of November, a: 7 o'clock P
M. By order of the OpUin.
no J VV BARLOW, O S.
VVHISitH Ah! V <it
£Z\ r ° ltw Dispatch i ffiee for toy
jOAto VVM. BARTHOLOMEW S. VVa; a Ma.
opposite the Dispatch <in ■, to h.v«
tcy watch repaired ; for I hear that he en i.: i w \
repair them on as reasoua'o e terms a* auvVtte -u
the city, and si correctly. Only t y him.
no 25—ts
M FOR. ISAliii OK KENT, th-s Prar.H
Tenement oa the louth line of Franklin«»:■*?•
between 3d and 4:k street!, occupied by .Mr Tr■'%
Tyrer, froutiug 60 feet, running back 120 feet to an
ailey. For terms, apply to
P"2s—3t W. GODDIN.
0/4 K K<;> »L PKHIOK MOI NTAIN
BUTTER, moat ot winch vaiselected et j.
ciallvfor fam.ly me.
30' barrels mountain Buckwheat Flour, ia
bbls and sraap packages, warranted free of grit.od
luperior to the Northern.
A'so, Babbitt s Yeast f'owdais f u r brtad and
cakea, tor sals by
i.o 'Jo—lit* RAOLAND <fc BROTHER.
J'IOOPKRS WAIST HO.-I w.si, ;o a ; :7!Zi
L> the enduing year, 25 or 30 good Coopers. :o
work in thia city, for whom 1 w.U pay &,.yj, h-m
for extra or tight workmen a higher p:-;ee w.,1 ce
paid, quarterly if desired. Persons uan ;; su.-h tu
hire, will please address ma here, or a,., .y at my
shop, on the Virginia Centra! Ratlron.l, near the
D pot, or to Messrs Bradley i Brother, !<o 2t ii*«
•treet.
no2a—tlJa* VV.LHAM F. HORD.
'| ''UK undersigned hive formed a copa:(r.er-
A ikin under the stylo and firm of VVM. li. KO
BINSON Sc. CO. for the purpose of carrying os tfca
Tobacco lliuiMfacturing lluatnes* the ra
suing year, and request all tiiote who hired their
hands this year to the late Mr Poitiiux Robim o,
broth< tot one of our tirm, and others having bauds
for hire, to give a* a cal! before hiring tnetn out, as
we arc willing to give fair market prices forsucuss
suit. VVM, R ROiiI.NSUN,
no *25—dtlJa JAmES fYLKR.
FiVK OOL.I-.AIfS RKWAItttT"
JOST.— On Saturday night, a Morocco li«a.
-J containing three Keys" One large Brasi, and
one large Steel Key, connected by a ring—the
•mail one seperate. The fi. der wili confer a favor,
and receive a reward of $5, if desired, by le-vj)g
them at the Dispatch otfice. no 25— j;
Noti ce • —Twosru* ! tarmhes w.shi :g to oO
it in board can ba Accommodate 1 in a conve
nient paitof the City, for business; also a few day
boarders would be taken. For further information,
apply at this office. n>2s—6.*
I i A>' liO buxea Mitchells extra q.ia :y
Aaam ntiue Candles—loo do Mould Catidlee,
superior quality—for sale by
t.o 25— I w DUN LOP, MONCCRtI, It CO.
CAUTHJN. —I he;eoy forewarn ai p-rs -j?
against harboring or crediting n>y wife on my
account, as she has lelt my beil and board without
cause or provocation.
•oiV-it* JOHN Ff. HERBERT.
I * »iCSK Ft HMNIU.m; li tJ »fl) -1 c
I A st >ru a splenjid collection of chamujr aal
parlor Furniture, sach as tnnble top Ca'-i nets, ;<u
hoaany do, spring seat, plush and hair cloth Tete »
Tetes, Solas, rocking and nurse Chairs, gi land ma
hogany frame Mirrors, marble ana man .gsny top
VVasnstauds, marblo-ttp bronze Centre 'fables a
lets, papier macho lever Clocks, Table Cutlery, m
lets of 51 pieces; Castors, a great variety; bronze
SettotM, a new article—in fa.i, almost every articie
in the (urniihing line.
no2l—6t ALEX. NOTT &CO
BY THK SENATE OF THK IMTt'O
STATES —VVr-LCH S VVASHINGTuN.
Citt or Washington', August 31, 1«54i-
The Portrait of Washiugton, engraved upen
steal by T B Welch, of Philadelphia, l.om Gilbert
Stuart's original painting, is, incur opinion, tee
best engraved likeness of" Washington extant, si.d
ia the beauty of its execution rctlecbs the
ureait upon the distinguished American artist.
William K King, Alabama
Lewis Cass, Michigan
Henry Dodge, Wisconsin
James Cooper, Pennsylvat.-a
U F Wade, Ohio
Win Upham, Vetinonl
Richard Broadhead, IPeea
H P Chaaa, Ohio
Win F D «au-sure, Soath Carcliui
U«o W Jones, lowa
Solomon F'oote, Vermont
Hannibal Hamlin. M-i.ne
J ,hn H Clarke, Rhode Island
R F stock'.on, New Jersey
W Bioota Mississippi
Jamas VV Rradbury Maine
John if .VVelkr. California
Charles Sumner, MaasachstftM
SamU'-l Uouston, Texas
B Me. iwether, Kentucky
Hamilton Fisher, New York
Charlea T James, R I
H S liejer, Missouri
W m C Dawson, Georgia
J M Mason, Virginia
Thoa J Rusk, iexas
VV m M (i wia, California
8 S Mallory, Florida
Prico Five Dollars per Copy, lent to ae7 l '
this St«to lite ol postsge, ana at the r.»St ot
K KIKil.
Ageat for Weleh's Portrait i>i Washingio-'i tor ia«
Slate of Virginia. Cftii« at Nash A. W oodht use»,
Eagle Richinond, Va ""
'I'IIAI'KKKAY'M WOKH*, #: *
J. WUuDHOUsK'ri, Ea«!« i>ciuai»!—
Hamy K»mond, K»q, 'Jhackeiay* U-Aw* tcti
work—'So. eli who L*.e ret.il it aay, 1 *ol—jjk
Shabby Ueutee! Story, auti olner i»Ses, by 1
•ray, 1 toI, clulb—sCc
Ht'ii'i Wi»ei, by Tbaekeray, 1 to), cloth—soc
Book of Snobs, by Tb#cke:ay, 1 u>», ci tb- J-*
Tha Yellow l'iutu i'«pei», by Thackeray, * TD ■»
cloth— 6s c , •«
The hmi»h Sketch Boo«. by Tkackeray, - v '-'
•loth—tl .
Kickleyurya Abroad, by Thackeray, 1 *oi, fi»
calf—tJ2e , ,
(irent iioggaty liumoud, by Thackeray, 1 Tc "
kail calf— lie ,«
Vaaitj K*ir, by Thackeray, 1 To!,ha!t c*ii—•- J
Peadoama, by Thackeray, 1 »01, kali c«H—•*
utt —
if «KtUMIM.-100 bbU Mo 1 *0T» aooiw U-.s*
n T WoßTluli , c o.

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