VOL. B—NO. 220
THE DAILY DISPATCH
JA9 A. COWARDIN, Proprietor,
HUGH FL PLEASANTS, Editor.
iSSL AOAMS Jiiimi
Yorli.\lrglnl* and Notch Carolina
TKB rXITSD STATES MAIL STKAMKQS,
IIOANOKK dt J.II>IKSTO\VN,
Te and from AVse York. RlcXmond, Ptttrtburg,
HAVINi* effected arranremeott with the U. S.
ir.a:! ino of steamers from New York to Nor
(, ;k *r..i Kichmond fot special Exprw* prl.
y |!rgc* on that route, we are now prepared lo
receive and forward, to and from New Yr>rk, tn«r
cfcitmiUe snd packages of every descrlotion with
dinx>tch ami at greatly reduced tnte«.
Our Kxpress will leave New York every Wed
nesday Saturday per splendid steamer* Roa
noke mid Jnnceatown alternately. Goods will
be received at our New York office, 59 Broadway,
until half pa*t 3 o'clock, P. M , on the day of sail
Merchants and other* ordering good* from New
York are requested to order by ■'ADAMS & CO.'S
Our inland Express will run as heretofore, leav
ing N-w York and Richmond daily, in charge of
special measengerj Al! good* not marked to go
via the inland route, will be forwarded by the
Steamer Kspies*. ADAMS A. CO.
J. L McDONOUOH. Agent, Kichmond.
NOTlCE.—ExprelTuaela«e* for Norfolk, Pe
tersburg acd Richmond, intended for shipment per
steamers Roanoke or Jamestown, will hereafter be
received by ADAMS ii CO ,59 Broadway, who are
tho only authorised agents for Express privileges by
LUDLAM A PLEASANTS,
je 6—l» 3~J Broadway. N'-w York
IMPORTANT AND"cHEr KING Ntwsl
PARISKN & KINGS
Per ROANOKE AND JAMESTOWN.
REDUCED RATES AND INCREASED EXPEDI
TION, Ac »c.
THE proprietor* having made new arrangements
for the still better dUpatch of their Express by
the steamship* Uennoke and Jamestown from
Mew York, they wish to keep it before the public,
that PA RISEN <fc KINGS POPULAR SOUTHERN
EXPRESS is always on hand tor the accoaiinoda
tion of their friends, at the lowest rates and unpa
ralleled diipatch- their Express leaving New York,
is generally delivered at almost every point of Vir
giaia in 4o hours, and throughout North Carolina in
56 hours, and at forty per cent below theold HUM
PARPEN &. KING'S facilitks for the expeditious
transportation of Freight and Packages, cannot be
beat by any express company in existence, and they
defy sny competition, therefore, in the snape of
kmiibujj;, imposition and monopoly.
Be sure to order your goods by Parlsen
dfc Kind's iixpress, N_> z Barclay street, New
PSP Rest assured, that all they promise, they
Will faithfully fulfil !!
PARIaEN 61 KING, No 2 Barclay st, N. Y.,
and Bollingbrook street, Petersburg, Va.
V D Groner Norfolk, Virginia
J W Womaek. .... .Farmville, Va
M W Bailey Fredericksburg, Va
Wm L Mauie... Richmond, Va
Xseo Bagby Lynchburg, Va
Jas Minor Charlottesville, Va
John Campbell ....... Weldon, N C
John Nutt...................... Wilmington, N C
H D Turner Raleigh, N C
James L Reid........ ...... Henderson, N C
Turn bull <sc Stailings .......... Warrenton, N C
SH Hamlet... Goldsboro',N C
St irk <fc Pierce Fayetttville, N C
J H Whitfield Franklington, N C
James L Duke Ridgeway, N C
C Allen Littleton, N C
je 13—2 m
CALIFORNIA LINE FOR SAN
SSgFRANCISCO DIRECT FROM PHILA
DELPHIA—The A 1 magnificent clipper ship
Trade Wind, Nathaniel Webber commander,
220® tons register, now loading at Queen Street
Wharf, having two thirds of her cargo actually
engaged and going on board, will have immediate
Early engagements are necessary to be made for
Freight, which will be taken at reasonable rates for
this splendid Clipper. Apply at once
Je 18 On the Dock, Richmond, Va.
O CARPENTERS, BUILDERS, Ace.—
The subscriber has just fitted up a steam en
gine for the propulsion of Saws, with which he
proposes ta saw Slats and Pannel Stuff and square
Posts in the most accurate and expeditious man
ner, and on the most reesonabie terms. His shop
is located on Brooke Avenue at the corner of Mar
ap 23—3 m JOHN E KELLEY
li,JiS, EUGE TOOLS AND PLANE
MANUFACTORY, 306 Broad street, Rich
mond —T MOORE begs respectfully to announce
to Carpenters, Joiners, Cabinet Makers, Coach
Makers, Millwrights, Turners and Mechanics, and
the inhabitants generally of Richmond and its vici
nity, that he has commenced business at the above
establishment, and trusts that by strict attention to
all orders with which he may be favored, and sup
plying articles of superior quality only, combined
with moderate charges, to receive a share o« their
N B—Saws and all kindi of Tools repaired.
NOTICK TO CONTRACTORS— VIR
GINIA CENTRAL RAlLßOAD.—Pro
posals will be received at the Alum Springs. Bath
county, Va , from the Ist to the 15th July, for til
the baavy sections on the Virginia Central Rail
road, between Millboro' and Jackson's Riv*r.
The work now opened embraces some very de
sirable jobs, including heavy cuts and fills, several
tunnels and the abutments and piers of a number
of large bridge# '
The plans and specificatioDi will bo ready for ©x
•mination by contractors at the effi e of the Division
Engineer, at Millboro', any i«itn# after the Ist of
The successful bids will be published at the Bath
Alum Springs on the 16th.
By order of the Board,
CHARLES ELLETT, Jr., Chief Engineer,
T\J OTI C K TO CONTHAOTOmS- Vitt
il GINIA CENTRAL RAlLßOAD—Contractor*
are herrby informed that at the time of the letting
advertise i to take place at the Bath Alum Springs in
July, proposal* will be received for furnishing one
hundred thousand Crow Tlc« for the track of
the Central road, between Staunton and Miliboro.
Alao, at the same time and place, proposala will
be received for a large amount of very heavy trea
eeling, to be erected near Miliboro.
By order of the Board.'
CHARLES ELLET, Jr, Chief Engineer.
Bath Alo*. June 22, 1853 je 28—td
NOTICE— RICHMOND AND
DANVILLE RAILROAD.—On and
after the lat ol July, the following chargea will be
made on the articles specified below in lieu of the
rate* on the preaent tariff of Freight:
"'"5 a 5 o
»->2. >->» — O — C
s| 88- srg- *6
sr| :-5 :-o
:1: * : 5
•"S •"S i 8 i 8
poSUB is «!«
18 w 25 72
2? J 18 21 30 7.8
20 24 35 8 4
2*l 1 22 27 40 9
******* 24 30 45 9 6
K# J ,,TUIe X'.'W. MILLBPAUGH,
General Freight Agent.
Richmond. June 27th. 1853 Jf
to .tore,for *ale by McCA |,DLJBH, J*,
I X Cvj stnet
THE DAILY DISPATCH.
THE HUGUENOT SI'KI N« S Thl*
p'ea*ant retreat will be opened to vUitori 011
the 1 jth June. Since the latt season addition* and
improvement* have been made in the Hotel and
Cabin*—indeed the whole establishment h*t under
gone a thorough repair. Competent uiiit nts and
servants in the different department* have been
procured, a good Hand of Mu*ic engaged and eve
ry thing done to apcure the comtort and pleaiorc
of the eueata. The waters are of three kinds, Sul
phur, Chalybeate, and a combination of the two,
and an attentive observation of many year* enable*
the subscriber to say coofldently that tbese water*
are highly beneficial, especially in dyspeptic cases
and in the di*ea«e*of t< male* and children
tv !J ot * B< * Cold, may had a* heretofore.
1 he Hall Koom. Bowling Alley and other source* of
amuaement invite thoae who are in queat of recrea
tion and pleasure.
The Huguenot Springs are in Powhatan county,
"SWyr&EJS "'• Mn T ™°
of ,' he Rlchm °nd Bnd Danville Railroad,
leaving the city every morning at 7 o'clock, (Sun-
SuUon*wh W . UI coare y ▼'•ttora to Robiou'a
.ji .i . u * Ur * e Bnd commodious omnibus,
inadd.tion to the one used last year, will take them
to the Springs. The tare through will not exceed
• car will also leave Richmond every Saturdav
th^s ot i J ? Brran gement vUitora may visit
the bprlngs at the close of the week and return
early Monday morning. return
Board 830 per month; $10 per week; #1 50 per
day; children under 12 years of age and colored
aervants naif price. Horse* 62 I 2 eta per dav; tin
gle meals and lodginu 50 ct* each.
CHAS A McEVOY, Esq, whose instruetlona In
dancing have giveo such general aatisiaction, will
(before h<s present profession) give his
last lessons to a class at the Springs during the sea
•on. R W ROYSTER.
'PO TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS.—
I JOSEPH WEAR, Machinist, 2«th itreet, be
tween Main and Franklin street*, would respectful
ly return thank* to the Manufacturer* oi Tobacco,
tor their libera, support since he commenced buii
ne*»: would also inform them he i» prepared to
mase Shaptning Mills with dispatch and superior
workmanship He would refer thosa not acquaint
ed with his work, to the following gentlemen :
References. —Tho9 ic Saml tiardgrove, Wm
Greaner, Jurnes H Grant, Charles P Word, Laurel
Factory, John Goode.
N .B —Mil!* repaired with neatness and dispatch,
je 28—lm* J W.
'rilK HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR
A i.cul Tobacco.—The subscriber returns his
thanka !or the liberal patronage tie has received for
the last ten years, for hie superior chewing tobacco,
would call the attention of all in want to his stock
now on hand, made of leaf, which has been pu»-
chßsed at ihe following taijh prices:
32 hhds at s>10; 5 hhds, 13; 6 hhds, 11; 6hhds,
11 25; 15 hhds, 11 50; 12 hhds, 12; 12 hhds, 12 50;
11 hhds, 13 50; 8 hhds. 14; 8 hhds, 15; 5 hhds, 16;
10 hhds, 18; 3 hhds, 2C; 2 hhds, 27 50. Total, 135
Orders solicited, which will meet prompt atten
tion. CHARLES P VVUHD,
j^2s—lm Laurel Factory. Richmond, Va.
FAMILY GROCERIES.—I beg to inform
my friends and the public that I have removed
my Grocery Stare from Fourteenth street to the
corner of First had Main streets, where I shall be
pleased to sell to thoso who are in want of good
D N MeDOWELL.
June 24th, 1853.
Being personally acquainted with Mr McDowell,
I take pleasure in recommending him to my friends
and old customers.
je 25—7t WM H McLEOD
Good mews! good mews: still
THEY COME —A W OSBORN, the Daguer
rean Artist, 172 Main Street, opposite the Banks,
still continues to take those life like Pictures that
hat given him such a rush of businass the la*t fit
teen months. Mr Osborn will guarantee to make
tine pictures of children in two seconds of time.—
Those that have tried at other Galleries, and failed,
are respectfully invited to call. Prices very low.—
Come and see.
Stock' Stock! Stock!—OSBORN is pre
pared to furnish Daguerrean Stock, wholesale or
retail He has constantly on hand every size, Star,
40 Plates, Cameras, Head Rests, Mercury Baths,
Guilding Stands, Coating Boxes, Wood Vices;
Peck's Patent Plate holders; Color Boxes; Cotton
Velvet and Silk Velvet Cases, all sizes; Jenny Lind,
Papeir Machie and every other style of Cases. All
kinds of Chemicals Also, the Patent Stereoscope
Cases cheap for cash. A W OSBORN,
je 16 Sign of the Flags of all Nations.
• STOCK and LAND WARRANT AGENCY,
Stock* bought and swld on Commission. The
highest price paid for Land Warrant*.
Gold and silver Wanted.
Prize ticket* in all Lotteries aold in Lot
terie* under the management of K France Si Co.,
will be promptly paid by me, and all inquiries
relative to the business of R. France & Co., ad
dressed to them at Richmond,, will meet with
mp 2 C. B. LUCK.
MitIAUTIN SiHITH, STOCK, LAND
• WAKRANT AND GENERAL AGENCY,
Office 14th street, eld stand for many year* occu
pied by John M Clarke a* a Lottery Office The
highest market prices paid for old Virginia Military
Land Warrant* and Lund Warrant* under the act
of SeptemOer 38, >650. All outstanding Prize
Ticket* *old by Mr Clarke will be redeemed by
the subscriber. M MARTIN SMITH, Agent.
N B—Person* at a distance can obtain any infor
mation relative to the old business, and have their
erders faithfully and confidentially executed by ad
drcifiioSi post p&id t
M MARTIN SMITH, General Agent,
my 31—d2m Clarke's old itand, 14th *t.
/. H OUOHILL WM N CO»HIIX. A J. COOHILL;
J. H. COUHILL & CO,
Wholesale Dealer* in Groceries and Provision*, and
Commission Merchants, Fire-Proof Brick
Warehouse, San Francisco, California.
Refers to Mr James Thomas, Jr, Richmond, Va;
Meters Purcell, Ladd & Co, Richmond; Me*srs
Harling, McKer & Co, and Mr J S Eastman, Bal
timore; C A Meigs, Esq , Cashier American Ex
change Bank, New York; Mess's Ross, Falconer,
164 Pearl Street, New York; Messrs Page, Bacon
& Co, Bankers, San Fraacisco; Beverly C fcanders,
Esq , late Collector of Custom*, San Francisco,
IM.UJiNs-K SLAUGHTER!—Great sacri
fice of Good* at WECUSLER it COHEN'S
Store, corner Broad and sth streets, who ar« sell
ing off at cost, their whole stock of goods, consist
ing of beautiful Bereges. Lawns, figured and plain,
Swiss Collar*; Sleeve*, Inside Hddfs, black Silk*,
Parasol*, Mitts, Gloves, Stockings for Ladie* and
Children, Sacks for Gent* and Boy*, Crape Shawl*,
Lace*, Ribbon*. Linen Hdkf*, Fan*, Breastpins,
Locket*, Ear Rings, Comb*. Soaps and innumera
ble other articles; all which must be *old within a
very short time to close the store.
Ca^Don't forget name an 4
WECHSLER it COHEN,
j e 27 194 corner of sth and Broad at*.
JAMKS BKOADHIUK. Jk CO., practical
BLACKSMITHS, between the Danville Rail
road Depot and Hazatl's Mill*—all *ort* of con
tractor's tools made to order, *uch as Picks, Jump
era, Churn Drills, Hand Dri Is, Hand Hammers,
Striking Hammer*, and every tool used by can
sorts of Wagon-werk, Horse shoeing, and
everything in the Blacksmith line. All work done
by us, will be warranted equal to
sltSftd at Mechum's river, the present termi
nus of the Virginia Centre!
modations for twenty or thirty
house, beds and furniture a;e n "*'
rooms well ventilated, the surrounding oountg
healthy and delightful. Every e»rta will be
made to render his guerts comfortable. Te
moderate, and made known on
Mechum's River, Ma* 25th. 1853 my M-dtf
M B AL,.-Having gotwn my mlila, * Bprtog HM,
in operation, I am now prepared to fttrnMo
Meal, either Bolted or Unbolted, of thebertqualihr,
made of best whit* corn, on the mo«t wrortbJe
term*. Apply to Jeter * Leftwieh, afewdoo"
low the Columbian Hotel, or to me «t fee Floyd
RICHMOND. FRIDAY MORNING. JULY 1, 1853
OLD JAVA, COSTA RICA, LAGCAY-
R A and Rio Coffee, for aaie by
Jeaa WILLIAM EOOLKBTOH.
ORfALE,s first rate Rock»w*y and Harness
nearly new. Apply to
je 8 HILL A TALLEY.
ff BBLK. No. 1 NOHTU CAROLINA
DO ROE HERRINGS, receiving, for *ala by
je 23 BACON A BABKERVILL.
BKKKIiE OH LAINK.-A large assortment
suitable for travelling drease* at
}e 27 LEVY'S cheap (tore.
DERKBKS.—Figured Berege* at 25 ct*, solid
D color*, very cheap, at
Je 27 LEVY'S.
(SILVER.—The highest premium paid lor SH
fe 28 C.W. PURCELL A CO, Banker*
V ION'S KATUAIRON FOR TUB
Li HAIR.—A supply of thi* popular article, for
sale by PURCELL, LADD A CO ,
Je27 Druggist*, 92 Main street
LINEN DRAWERS.—On hand, a nice lot of
S MERCHANT A WEISIGER.
je 16 No 112 Main street.
on A SACKS ROCKLAND LIME, just
O v V received per schr John, Caot Cables, and
for sale at the wharf.
je 10 ROBERT RANKIN.
PRIME NEW ORLEANS SUGAR.-20
hhd* Prime N. O. Sugar, just received and for
lale low by A S LEE.
r iCORICE.—SO cases Inesparada Mass
, Licorice, expected per steamer Jamestown,
fo< sale by '
_ J e2s SAM'L AYRES.
(BARTER S SPANISH MIXTURE, for
purifying the blood, Ac, for sale by
. JAS D THOMAS, Drugpist,
. * Opposite Old Market, Franklin st.
TOBACCO BOX BOARDS.—SOOO ieet To
bacco Box Boards, seaicned, for sale low to
close a consignment. Apply to
je24 ROBERT RANKIN.
COPifEE.—SO bass crime
- U 15,10 Codfee > Just received and/ for sale
"To— »^ LE£ --
f OST.—a pair of Gold Spectacles, with the
hft,°^ nera n » m ? thereon. The fiader wiil be
suitably rewarded by leaving the same at this of
?££: je 15—ts
VTIiW CHEESE.—A lot of prime family
II Cheese, mild and rich, lust received per steam
er Roanoke, for sale wholesale and retail by
iR a 2 HULST Jt KING.
HXTIJtthS.—We are receiving an ad
""tonal supply of Gag Chandeliers and oth ;r
fixtures, of new patterns.
jft 24 STEBBIN3. DARRACOTT & CO.
F>OR HIRK.-I have tor hire three Servants
for the balance of the year—one Woman and
two Girls. Apply to EW D D EACHO,
je 24 General Agent and Collector.
HlTi£ VESTS.—A new" supply ot line
White Vests, just received and for sale at No
112 Main street, by
je 16 S MERCHANT & WEISIGER.
IVf USUUITO GETTING.—SOO pieces
IfJL quito Netting, plain and fancy, just received
and for sale by
my 31 KENT, PAINE & KENT
TH G subscriber is prepared to furnish Tobacco
Boxes of all sizes to order, at short notice,
and in the best style. My Shop Is on Cary street,
between 11th and 12th streets.
je 6-1 m* K C WALLER.
NOTIC£> —We have several desirable Rooms
vacant at this time, and would be pleased to
have them occupied by permanent, or transient
my "25—dts MI3BES MURRAY
GAS FIXTURES.—An assortment of Gas
Chandeliers and other fixtures of large and
desirable patterns Those in want are invited to
call and examine onr stock.
je 24 STEBBINS, DARRACOTT & CO.
COAL. —A superior article of Lump Anthracite
Coal on band, suitable for Foundry purposes,
<fcc,for sale on accommodating terms, by
JNO W WRIGHT,
je 7 Dock Wharf.
Ct OMPODNB OULORING TOOTH
J WASH, tor cleaning the teeth and gums, and
cleaasing the mouth. For sale by
JAS D THOMAS, Druggist,
je 15 Franklin st, opposite Old Market.
UStE LYONS KATHAIKO.N if you with to
prevent your hair from turning] grey or falling
out For sale by
JAS D THOMAS, Druggist,
je 15 Opposite Old Market, Franklin at
K. LA WHENCE dfc CO.'S Superior
• Dark and Pate Stock Ale, in whole
and half barrels. Warranted to keep in any cli
mate Far sale by
je 23—tf J B BTEGAL.
F HINGES, FRINGES, FRINGES.—
Another supply of black, white, tan and blue
silk fringes for summer mantles, just received at
HART & MOSKS,
je22 Cheap store. 63 Main street
ILiVER SPOONS.—We have received a iur
ther supply of Silver, Table and Tea Spoons,
warranted genuine silver, to which we invite the
attention of those in want
GENNET Sc JAMES,
je 14 Eagle Square.
CtILK AND GAUZE MERINO SHIRTS
AND DRAWERS —We have received a tine
stock of Silk and Gauze Merino Shirts and Drawers,
just tbe thing for this weather. Call and see them
at S MERCHANT & WEISIGER'S,
je 16 No 112 Main street.
BRIGG'S FAMILY BACON, «fcc.-2500
lbs Brigg's Family Cured Smithfield Bacon, al
so, 5 tierces those superior Hams, cured by George
Sl Jenkins, which have given such universal satis
faction. For sale by P. WOOLFOLK, Ja,
je 16 180 Broad street.
All small boys.—h. p. taylor, sti
street, between Grace and Franklin—My
School being exclusively for beginners, I give spe
cial attention te Reading, Correct Enunciation,
Grammar and Spelling; also to Geography, Map
Drawing, Arithmetic and History. Specimens of
my boys' composition and writing, may be always
seen at the Dispatch office. My Rale U peremp
tory, but as gentle as possible oc 9
TO MACHINISTS.—SteeI Squares, assorted
sizes, for finishers' use; Spricg Callipers and
Dividers, In and Out Callipers, Emery Cloth, Eng
lish Emery all siaea, machinists' Files in great va
riety, Patent Screw Wrenches, 6 inches to 21 inch
es. A full supply always on hand and for sale by
CJ BINTON fc CO,
Sign of the Circular Baw,
je 27 No 71 Main street
H7OOD FOR SALB.—The subscriber having
IT a large quantity of Wood to d apose of, has
fomd it convent eat to take a yard for oat purpose
His yard Is oa Broad street, opposite Brook*
Avenue. Orders for Waod may be left at thr
stores of G. G. Herring, Esq Messrs Reeve It Blair
jas. B. Shelton, Esq,or at the yard, which will meet
with prompt attention.
He W oa hand about 700 corf superior seasoned
Stone cutting.—joh* w davies *
CO., practical Stone Cutters tt Masons, South
Side of the Dook near Mayo's Bridge We retura
thanks for tbe liberal patronage fre have received
and trust by strict attention to business, to continue
"tiTthecoaMm.ee of thepnbMe d.
AMELIA SFKINOS.-The above Springs
will be opened on the M* teLlfor tbe,renep
lion of visitors The proprietor bss m*d<s ar
ja* 10—fllo* Proprietor
rvsw *Lmja.-Afowbrfb»ri*. now
n family Flour,ground <rf white whnat, ******
in unlay. Those who may wanl,
on j (# gp M Cary street
THE DAILY DISPATCH.
Richmond ( July 1,1833.
Will Case.—An important will case is
pending in Raleigh, (in Wake county Superior
Court-) David Outlaw, an old Bachelor, died
at the house of Dr. Joseph B. Outlaw, in 1849.
He was an nncle to Dr. Outlaw. After his
death, nnd immediately after his funeral, his
papers were tcken from a tin box, produced by
the Doctor, and examined in presence ofone
of the witnesses and the following will was
"It is my wish and desire that my good
friend and relative, Dr. Joseph B. Outlaw,
have all my property of everv description.
From the tenor cf the evidence it is sought
to establish that this "-il! is a forgery, and tha 1
there ia good ground for supposing that David
Outlaw was helped a little in his exit out
of the world, by his treatment under the
hands of the Doctor. Many witnesses tes
tified that deceased had at various times,
although expressing kind feelings for the
Doctor, censured severely his extravagance,
said he had spent two fortunes already, but
that he should have none of his money to
throw away. Testimony was adduced rela _
live to the manner deceased was affected when
in his last illness, from which it appeared that
there was a great deal of vomiting and pain in
the stomach. Experts were examined rela.
tive to the writing of the will. Mr. Dewey,
Cashier of the State' Bank,' considered the
hand feigned and many letters traced and mark
ed over. On the other hand, a teacher of writ
ing, pronounced it easy and natural. Many
witnesses testified to warm expressions by de
ceased of his attachment for the Doctor and
his wife. The case is interesting, and involves
much property. The family is highly respect
Gas from Wood.—The city of Wilming.
ton, N. C., is lighted by gas made entirely
from wood. The gas is said to be of the very
best quality. One cord of wood is found to
produce ninety eight thousand cubic feet of
gas, vvhile, according to chemical authorities,
a ton of the best bituminous coal will only
produce 10,000 feet. The density of the gas
from wood when compa/ed with that made
from coal is found as 7 to 3, so that a great ad
vantage accrues to the consumer. The gas is
made directly from the wood without prepara
tion, and be'<ng destitute of any offensive smell,
can be passed directly from the condenser to
the gas-holder. Toe charcoal produced will
pay for the wood used, and besides, when we
consider the cheapness of wood as compared
with coal, it is evident that the price must be
greatly reduced. Any country village can
supply itself with gas at a much cheaper rate
than any company in the United States ean
afford it in our cities, when coal is the materi
We hope that our city gas company will
look into this subject, and see whether some
reduction cannot be made in the outlay now
necessary to supply our citizens with light.
EPA correspondent of the Journal of Com
merce describing his voyage down the James
River from Lynchburg, mentions the Jarge
fields of wheal he saw and the operations of
the harvest which were in full blast. He de
clares that he was surprised at the "cheerful
song of the black reapers, though the master
and overseer were among them on horseback."
Well, what else did he exnect? Did he expect
the "black reapers" to be dumb and dismal be
cause the master was present? If he did of
course he was mistaken. How little do these
northerners know of slavery! We have never
yet heard the song of the "black reapers" less
cheerful or free because the master happened
to enter the field. On the other hand we have
often heard the song made the more merry be
cause of the arrival of that individual.
Dredging Machine.—The Mobile Herald
and Tribune notices a new dredging machine
invented by a young citizea of that place,
which it represents as possessing many ad
vantages. C. H. Fonde is the inventor, and it
has been approved by scientific men. The ad
vantages, says the Herald, are compactness,
simplicity and power.
Singular and Fatal Occurrence.—Mr.
Wm. Garrett, of Sumter, Ala., some days
since was about whipping his horse, and fas
tened the head stall, which held him, around
liis thumb. The horse jerked Mr. G. to the
ground and ran, dragging him until his thumb
was forced from the hand. He was so seri
ously injured that he died in a short time.
The boiler of the steam saw mill be
longing to Mr. John Harkins, of Shelby Co.,
Ala., exploded on the 10th inst., killing
stantly Dempsey Bussey and ao Irish boy who
were loading at the mill, and wounding seve-.
"Every one that can learn how to write, can
learn how to draw," —says the advertisement
of a teacher of drawing. If the conve-se of
this proposition be true, why may not a
horse—or an ass —write very well?
Weather and CRors in North Carolina.
—According to the Raleigh Register, the
drought prevails siverely in North Carolina.—
The growing crops have suffered, and are suffer
ing much. One consolation they hive there,
however, is that a very fioe wheat crop has
A young man named Tianin, was accident
ally shot Friday last, on the Chapel Hill
Road, not far from Raleigh, with bis own gun.
while out bunting. He received the load near
the hip, and died in a few minutes*
* HTCoI. A. C. Cleave land wal murdered at
Poindexter, Georgia, on Wednesdsy of last
week, by i man named Jacob lfartin. A few
words bad paaaed between them, when Martin
stabbodhim.eo badly that he died in half an
The Mormons ahd their reported New
Republic.—There bag been doing the rounds
of the papers a statement that the Mormons
had purchased the island of Charles, one of
the Gallapagos groupe,nnl were about to es
tablish a new Republic there on a small
scale; for it is only 15 by 12 miles ia dimen
sions. An advertisement appears, however,
in the Washington Union, signed by the con- !
sul general for Ecuador, offering the island for
rent for five years. The property belongs to
General Villamil, charge d'affaires of the Re
public of Ecuador. The statement that it had
been sold to the Mormons is contradicted.
gyThere was a Masonic celebration in
Staunton on Friday last, on the occasion of
dedicating the new Hall, provided for the
Staunton Lodge. Our cotemporary of the
Spectator complains of a broad sword which
flamed at the door and kept him out; but he
had the pleasure of learning from the ladies
fwbo witfe the Masons filled the Hall,) what
was done inside. A man might well submit
to such an exclusion compensated for it by
"special communications" from such corres
pondents! An address was delivered by L. L.
Stevenson—a collectiou taken up and the
general ceremonies were imposing.
Spukk of a Female and brutality or
Drunken Men.—On* Dr. J. A. Kelley, on
the 20th inst., was drinking at a groggery in
Millroad, Knox county, Ohio, when his mai
den sister, Elizabeth, went to the door and
called him. She was ordered to go away and
mind her own business. She threw a stone
or two among the decanters and left; but the
keeper of the groggery chased her and fired a
revolver at her, wounding her severely in the
leg, and also wounding a little boy w'io sat
at a door near by. He was held to bail in
the sum of $2000.
Augusta Countt.—The county court of
Augusta on Monday made an order for taking
the sense of the people of the county on the
question of subscribirg $40,000 to the Central
Railroad. '1 he 15th September was the day
fixed on for the vote.
UP*A copper mania is raging in Georgia.
Extensive discoveries of copper mines had
been made in Murray and Whitefield counties.
The infection had taken such hold that many
farmers had abandoned their farms and gone
to looking for mines.
The French Empire.—The London Times
Paris correspondent in a letter of the 14th,
states that several new plots for overthrowing
the Empire had been discovered.
Alston of Staten Island, N. Y., a
deranged man, committed suicide by hanging
New Orleans.—The table of interments
in New Orleans for the week ending the 18th
June,mentions seven deaths from yellow fever.
There were 147 interments for the week.
Railroad Connection with thk Vallxt,—
We understand that Mr Ellkt, the chief engineer
of the Central road, hai been making surveys of
Rockfish Gap with a view to the construction of a
temporary track acrota the mountain, to be used
until the tunnel ia completed. He finds that auch
a road may be made at little expense, with an eleva
tion of not more than 200 feet to the mile. A simi
lar road over a mountain on the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad, which waa used successfully for
some time, had a grade of 600 feet to the mile —
Mr £. hopes to complete this temporary track in
six months, when the dreaded mountain portage
will be avoided.
Texas Gold Minks—An arrival at New Or
leans brings Galveston dates to the 17th Inst. The
most interesting Items relate to the news from the
gold mining region, which throw a decided
damper upon "proipecting" iu Texas. Suca a
thing as picking up gold is not realized by the
hunters. Gold ia found, but under such circum
stances and in such quantities that it don't pay. A
dime a day in gold, and 92 a day expenses, is the
way the diggers make out 1 It is possible that re
gular mining, with machinery, might be repaid.
but not enough is known to settle even this point.
National Comitv.—Commandants Sandewall
and Schirmacher, and several other officers of the
Prussian ships of war, were entertained on Mon
day in handarme style by the corporate authorities
of Norfolk—Mayor Woodis doing the honors In a
very becoming manner.
Another Railroad to the Lakes.—The
New Yorkers aie stretching iheirirou arm* in
every direction, it is intended that the new
road, for which surveys have already been
made from the Hudson river to the Lakes,
shall run about equidistant between the Erie
and the Cuntral lines, and be called the New
York and Western Railroad Company. It
will have a double track, wide guage line from
Hoboken, opposite N«w York city, to Canan
daiguH, there to unite with the Canandaigua
and Niagara Falls Company, and ultimately
it is expected to consolidate with them. The
road will embrace about two-hundred and thir
ty five miles within the State of New York
and thirty miles in New Jersey, for which a
special charter has been secured.
"John, what ia a gentleman?" "Stub-toe
boots, short-tail coat, and a high-shirt collar."
"What is the chief end of a gentleman?"
'•His coat tail." "What is the work of a
gentleman?" "To borrow money, to eat large
dinners, logo to the opera, aod to petition for
an office." "What ia a gentleman's first duty
towards himself?" H To buy a pair of plaid
pantaloons and to raiae a huge pair of whis
That wasn't a bad idea of Sam Slick's,
when suffering from intense heat, be Mid he
fell a desire to take off bis flesh and ait in hia
bones awhile, to cool himself*
In a fashionable novel, the author says,
"Lady Km ma trembled, grew pale, and imme
diately fainted:' The printer putting p in
stead oi / rendered it, "The lady grew pile
and immediately painted"
The correspondent of the Journal of Com
merce says tbat a proposition will be made to
purchase thnt portion of Oregon which in
1844 was declared to b* unquestionably ours,
but was subsequently yielded to Great Bri
The Revenue Culler Frolic w recalled from
service an the coast of California, wbwa be*
pre* nee baa been in valuable to the interests
PRICE ONE CENT
Soon Doctrjjte.—The foll„»;„. •
the New Bedford Mercury; * '* rona
-The poorest business mn hoM M man ...
engage in it that of politics for the sak
reward. While he i. a poor c,es
unworthy citisen who sacrifices bi« political
birthright to his business or his rage, the man
who makes merchandise of his political priaci
ples, and expects pay for maintaining them, ia
PINKY fUIWT LINE TO BALTIMORE.
I# J??. hereby informed that the coaa>
'° ru , bl f *nd eapedltfoas steamer rewha*
SS Cb f ri "V K Mitchell, baring been em
•owlU b» enlfrpd, and improved in vim n
ob tb ® ro ® t ® between Richmond aa«
Baltimore, once weekly. —
h?J C K in 0,0 co»M of the nisht, proba
»ho thu * ••caring a connection with
ont °* Baltimore the following
morning, in any direction. Returafag, Msseuwi
dav l re on the » f «*rnoon of^eSSS
day of erery week, at 3j o'clock, f. M, and con
nect atthe creek on the tollowiag morning with
omic Wchmond, Fredertek.bur B and to.
line, $2 50. For second class do (1 50. Makin*
the whole fare from Richmond to PhlladelnhUhw
thi. agreeable line, 97 50 only forlrst tiw
•engeri, and $6 for second clasa do
For farther particulars, or through tickets an.
ply at the office of the Richmond, Fredertekihm.
and Potomac Railroad Company.
J. B WINSTON, Ticket Agent
Office R„ F. k P. R. R. Company, i *
Richmond, March 29, 1853. > mhß9
UNION ST K A M S H I P COMPANY'S
LINE OF STEAMERS.
For Philadelphia, erery Wednesday,
▼la Norfolk and Cape May.
Steamer City of Ric&mond, Capt Mitchux.
BteamerVirginia, Capt. Tkal.
One of thfis splendid steamers
leave Richmond for Philadei
every Wedneaday, at high
water, touching at Cape May to
land passengers. Returning, leave Pflitadeipbla
every Wednesday, at 10 o'clock A M, until fur
Passengers for Cape May will consult their inter
est by taking this route, as it is, in addition to be
ing the cheapest, the most expeditious atd com
Passengers far New York.—We bare ca
tered into arrangement* to forward passengers
through to New York, either by car* or ateamets,
allowing them the privilege of remaining tn Phila
delphia three or four days, or proceed directly on
to New York, upon the arrival of the steamers.
Shippers to the West.—Tobacconists desi
rous ot shipping to Cincinnati, will please beer in
mind that we have made all the necessary arrange
ments to forward tobacco through at 60 cts per 100
Due notice will be always given in all the Daily
Papers in the City, when the steamers will be ready
te receive freight, and the hour of their sailing.
N. B.—Shippers will bear in mind that all Bills
of Lading must be sent to the wharf at Rocketts, to
be signed before the sniling of the steamers
Passage through toN Y, Ist cabin and found, $9.00
" " Cape May " " 800
" " Philadelphia " 800
" " " 2d " 7.00
" " Norfolk Ist " 200
For freight or passage, apply to
ROBERT RANKIN, Agent, i
je 23 , Richmond, Va , on the Dock.
>3»<nTTrrii RKGDLAR LIME tUfT
B9H|HBfI|BOAT3 FOR LYNCHBURG.—
leaving Wednesdaysand Matnrda>i«-The
Canal boats CLINTON, Capt Donald, and tfNIOJI,
Captain Plunkett, leave on Wednesdays. DES
PATCH, Capt Cook, and BELLE, Capt Johnson,
leave Saturdays. The above boats leaves re
gularly as they are advertised. Freight received
for this line, at all times except on Saturdays after
2 o'clock. ALFRED 8. LEE,
sp 18 —ts North Side of Basin.
,mm, KIK WATKK..—Fuller'* "Aqua
Opthaimia," or celebrated Eye Water,
i* a never failing remedy for aore, weak
or inilimed Eyea, Eyelida or lmperfee
tiona of viaion Tbla article haa been very succesa
fully used, and in every caae baa given aatiafaction.
To be had only of
R R DUVAL A BRO., Druggiata,
199 Bank Square.
Bead tbe following Certificate i—Thia Is
to certify that my daughter haa bean suffering with
a <ore eye for one year, perfectly cloaed at times
10 that it could not be aaen at all. I tried pbjrai
cianain the cities of Cumberland, Baltimore end
Richmond, and none ot them afforded her any n>
liet whatever. I aaw the "Aqua Opthalmia" adver
tised in the paper*, and waa induced to try a viol on
my daughter'* eye, and one vial haa completely ro*
stored her light, ac>d her eye la no w aa well a* It ever
was. I would advise all who auffer with any affee
tion of the Eyea to try tbe "Aqua Opthalmia "
Signed, JNO. McDOWELL,
To R R Dbvai A Bao, Druggista. je2o
S CiKBAT BARGAINS CAN BJK
JK OBTAINED EITHER AT WHOLESALE
EII.OR RETAIL, INI WATCHES, JEWEL
VPRY AND FANCY GOODS, AT ELUS
HALE'S, No. 106 MAIN STREET.—On hand and
receiving almost daily, by Steamer and Expre**, a
large assortment of Uo.d and Silver Watchea from
the moat celebrated manufactarera, of every varie
ty and kind, warranted to perform well; Gold
Fob, Breaat and Guard Cbaina; Gold Ear and Fin
ger Ring*, a great variety new atylea and patutrna;
Bracelets, Breaat Pina, Pen* and Penclla, Thimble*,
Keya, Ac. Al*o, a large assortment of low priced
Jewelry, suitable for the couatry trade. The as
sortment cf Gold and Plated Jewelry ia more ex
tensive than at any atore in the country, compria
ing a stock from upwarda of thirty different man
iacturers, and tor sale at their prioea; Silver Ware,
a large assortment. At*o, Plated Ware, consisting
of Tea Seta, Mustard Pot*, Salt Cup*, Spooru,
Fork*, Ladle*, Sugar Tonga, As. Alao, a large as
sortment of Hair, Cletb, Tooth and Nail Brtubea;
Fancy Bo*ea, Soapa, Oila, Colecne, Knivea, Bds
sor*, Razors, Comb*, Button*, Pin*, MeedJea aad
Thread, with an extenalve assortment of small
warea in the line, too numeroua to mention, formic
In quantitiea to auit purchaser*, aa low aa eaa be
bought In aoy of the northern eittea, or from tho
manufacturera, direct. ELIAB HALE,
Importer and Manufacturers' Aaent,
my 24—ta 106 Maia street.
« THE 13 H lifIMWBOUU
J»V SALE AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT
fcAOF GOLD WATCHES AMD ODIIB IN
WhECITY OFRICHMP*D r HE|WT
HYMAH, of 96 Maia ttreet, Richmond, Ve--the
only direct Importer of Watehea to ftto eity, aod
alao direct Importer of double and itogle barrel
Guna, hu ju»t received from Europe, diraat,
another lot of iplendid Gold "ittiwMid KJ*
very lupertor double tod alette barrel Guoe, *hlch
I will tell u low M en y Hurthern Isaperter ia the
United States. Country MerehißU wIH do wePito
examine my (tack before goteff Hertt, a»dalao
fore parebaaleg elaewhere, at the Cheap Ct«
Store of HENRY UYMAM,
M Mala atreet.
The only direct Importer of Watche*, aed
Direct Importer of Gnu to tola City.
H B—Juit received; direct from the maeuliw
hirer, a few more of tod latflM patent double tar
rel Gun*, which bare firm «•* geoend mtktm-
Uon; call iporuawo, and ewrartae them. Alao, a
larke lot of the beat English Cap*, Shot Bait*, *a
•9* _ ■ ■
FKKMH BUTTBH OH IVMr-VtnmmVr
■ receiTjog by KzpraM mnJ it— rt»Mp», M
choicest qaalitUM oltrmh Batter Um wiwrf
fowta, lor m!» whale—* uxi Ml 1 « mjha—t
prfc««. For Uw^JheiljehSpeir
"£S*^'" c »«asKaS£l
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