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VOL. B—NO. 222
THE I) MLY DISPATCH = jis A.. CO WARD IN, Proprietor. HUGH R PLEASANTS. Editor. ANn pabiskm a- kin«m STF * MSHiP EXPRESS, Per b«»ANOHK AND JA«K>»TOWN. pvnHCFD KATES AND INCREASED tXPEDI- Iv - TION, &c «c- Tjjj. proprietor, having made now arrangement* for the alii! better diapatch of their Expreaa by the ateam'hipa Uoanoh® and Jamestown from York, they wish to keep it before the public, thatPARISF.N & KING S POPULAR SOUTHKRN EXPRESS i« always on hand tor the accoraraoda ti«">n of their frienda, at the loweat rate* and unpa ralleled ditpatch— their Expreaa leaving New York, i* seiierwlly delivered atalmoat every point of Vir sluia in 43 h mra, and throughout North Carolina in 5« hour*, «n<* at forty per cent below the old HUM BUG MONOPOLY PARISEN & KING'S facilttii * for the expedition* of Freight and Package*, cannot be be*t by any > xpret* company in exiitence, and they defy ar.y c mpetidon, therefore, In the tnape of humbug Imposition and monopoly. ry- Bit aure to order your gooda by Parlsen & Klngi Expiree, No i Barclay (treet, New York. ry R(>«t assured. that all they promise, they vrHI faitkfully fulfil 1! PARI-EN A- KING, No 2 Barclay st, N. Y., and Boliingbrook street, Petersburg, Va. "AUENTH. V D Groner Norfolk, Virginia J W Womack ................ Farm ville, Va M W Bailey Fredericksburg, Va Wrn L Mau'e Richmond, Va Geo Bagby Lynchburg, Va Ja* Minor Charlottesville. Va Joiin Campbell ...Weldon, N C John Nutt Wilmington, N 0 H D Turner Raleigh, N C James L Reid_ Henderson, N C ec Stallings Warrenion. N C S H Ham1et......................G01dib0r0', N C St<rk & Pierce Fayettf ville, N C J H Wh'.tfield Fratikiington, N C L Duke Ridgeway, N C C Alien Littleton, N C je i:i—2m !■ a—» ADAMS & CO.'M New York, Virginia and North Carolina STEAMSHIP EXPRESS, PEn UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMKBS, ROANOKE A. JAMESTOWN. To and from Ntie York, R'ckmond, Petersburg, ire. ifC HAVING e£T"cted arransements with the U. S. mail Hoe of steamers from New York to Nor felk and Richmond tot special Express pri vileges on that route, we are now prepared to receive and forward, to and from New York, mer chandise and packages of every description with dispatch and at greatly reduced tates. Our Express wiil leave New York every Wed nesday and Sarurday per splendid steamers Roa noke and Jamestown alternately Goods will be received at our New York office, 59 Broadway, ontii half past 3 o'clock, P. M , on the day of sail ing Merchants and others ordering goods from New York, are requested to order by ' ADAMS & CO.'S STEAMSHIP EXPRESS " Our inland Express will run as heretofore, leav ing Naw York and Richmond daily, in charge of •pecial messengers Ail goods not marked to go via the inland route, will be forwarded by the Steamer Express. ADAMS <fc CO. J. L. fticDONOUGH, Agent, Richmond. NOTlCE.—Expiess nacauges for Norfolk, Pe tersburg aud Richmond, intended for shipment per *Wiaer~s Roanoke or Jamestown, will hereafter be •ehrad by ADAMS & CO ,59 Broadway, who are i only authorised agents for Express privileges by -lose steamships ' LUDLAM & PLEASANTS, je 6—ts 32 Broadway, New York TVFOTICK TO CONTRACTORS—VIK GINIA CENTRAL RAlLßOAD.—Pro posain will be received at the Alum Sprinss, Bath county. Va., from the Ist to the 15ih July, for all the heavy sections on the Virginia Central Rail road, between Millooro' and Jackson's River. 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 bridges. Tne plans and specifications will be ready for ex aminalion by contractors at the effi. e of the Division Engineer, at Millboro', any ,lim« after the Ist of July. The successful bids will be published at the Bath Alum springs on the 16th. By order of the Board, CHARLES ELLETT, Jr., Chief Engineer. Je I—dt!sJy TVT OTIC K TO CONTRACTORS- Vlß ll GtNIA CENTRAL RAILROAD —Contractors are hereby informed that at the time of the letting advertise 1 to tnke place attheßsth Alum Spriugs in July, proposals will be receivtd for furnishing one hundred thousand Cross Ties for the track of the Central road, between Staunton and Millboro. Also at the same time and place, proposals will be received for a large amount of very heavy tres seling, to be erected near Millboro. By order of the Board." CHARLES ELLET, Jr, Chief Engineer. Bath Alum. June 22, 1853 je 28 —td MPi n NOTICE — RICHMOND AND RAILROAD—On and alter the istol July, the following charges will be made on the articles specified below ia lieu of the rales on the present tariff of Freight: "G geo a ~ i _ O —B §| §| r§■ H ?l :1 : | Jo I I 11 I 1 ; 1 i 1 II : § Coalfield W 12 jj Wytnoke 18 21 30 7.8 2"? ,ok rl 8h 1 27 40 9 ff •' 9fi kVw M MILLBPAUGH, 9 General Freight Agent. Richmond* Juntf 27th, 1853 J[f—__ FK KSII BUTTER ON ICE. —Constantly receiving by Express and Steamships, the choicest qualities of fresh Butter the country af fords, for sale wholesale and retail, at very prices. For the accommodation of f R m,Hpj, But O CARPENTERS, The subscriber haa just fitted up a "J*?®.*? 0 for the DropuUion of Baws, with which be Sinn to saw Slats and Pannel Stuff and square ?osU in the most accurate and expeditiou* man and on the most readable terms. HU jhop STlocated on Brooke Avenue at the corner of Mar JOHN E KELLEY «r»ol™.le p^rfSSS ™ Wetsrs Purcell, Ladd fc Co, wen w BarUn* McKer&Co. and Mr Bnj'.rc; C A Meigs, Esq > Rosa, Falconer, change Bank, New York; **et Pase, Bacon 164 resrl Street. New York; & Co, Bankers, Sao Francisco; Beverly tsq kte Collector of Customs, San Francisco. Je I—3m — ——; — WOOD FOR of. bflJ a targe quantity of Wood to d P uuroo#e fooud It conveniant to take » T«rd His yard U on Br«ad .treet, opposeßroaM ATetu- Orde- lor W««d may be ■tores of G. G.. errfeig, Eaq, Messrs Reeve* jBS B. Shelton, Esa .o'at the yard, which wHI ToflaoN OjJ W£. .WAta «1 THE DAILY DISPATCH. BARGAINS CAN BB #!\ 52 T *it ED AT WHOLESALE RETAIL, IN WATCHES, JEWEL HTH-* J J ?ANCY (io "D!3, AT ELIAB *' MAIN STREET.—On h«od and receding aWt daily, by Steamer and E*pre»», a IH r -fl* M l C I B u nt °f < " > * d «nd Stiver Watchei (rote manufacturer*, of every varle / granted to perform well; Gold *ob Brea*t and Guard Chain*; Gold Ear and Fin ger King*, a great variety new styles and pattern* Bracelet*, Breast Pin., Pen*and Pencil Thimbk* , y *', °' ~ •?• • ' ar *" assortment of low priced Jewelry, suitable for the country trade. The al •ortment of Gold and Plated Jewelry la more ex tensive thsn at any (tore in the country, compris ing a atock from upward* of thtriy different man tacturer*. and tor tale at their prlcea; Bilver Ware • large assortment Al.o, Plated Ware, con.i.ting of Tea Seta, Mu.tard Pot* Salt Cupa, Spoon., torka, Ladles, Sugar Tonga, &e. Alao, a large aa aortment of Hair, Cloth, Tooth and Nail Bruabei- Fancy Boxea, Soapa, Oila, Cologne, Knivea, Sela aora, Razora, Comba, Button*, Pins, Needle* and Thread, with an extensive aaaortment of amall warea in the line, too numeroua to mention, foraale In quantities to auit pnrchaaera, aa low aa can be bought in any of the northern citiea, or from the manufacturers, direct. ELIAS HALE, Importer and Manufacturer' Agent, my 24—ta 106 Main atreet. gg THE OHKAPEMT WHOLE. £P\ SALE AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT CVJ»OF GOLD WATCHES AND GUNS IN •»T H E C ITY OF RICHMOND —HENRY HYMAN, of 96 Main street, Richmond, Va—the only direct Importer of Watehea to thia city, and also direct Importer of double and tingle barrel Gun*, ha* ju»t received from Europe, direct, another lot of splendid G Id Watches, and tome very auperlor double and single barrel Guns, which 1 will *ell a* low as any Northern Imperterin the United State*. Country Merchants will do well to examine my stock before going North, and al*o be fore purchasing elsewhere, at the Cheap Ca*h Store of HENRY HYMAN, 96 Main *troet, The only direct Importer of Watche*, and Direct Importer of Guns to this City. N B— Just received, direct from the manufac turer, a few more of the latest patent double bar rel Guns, which have given such general satisfac tion; call sportsmen, and examine them. Also, a large lot of the best English Caps, Shot Belts, <fcc. ap 8 EVE WATER.—Fuller'* "Aqua rgStg? l Opihaimla.'.' or celt brated Eye -Water, is a never failicg remedy for sore, weak orinflnmed Eyes, Kyelids or imperfec tions of vision This article has been very success fully used, and in every case has given satisfaction. To be had only of R R DUVAL & BRO., Druggists, 199 Bank Square. Read the following Certificate t —Tbis is to certify that my daughter has been suffering with a sore eye for one year, perfectly closed at times ■o that it could not be seen at all. I tried physi cians in the cities of Cumberland, Baltimore and ftichmnnd, and none of them afforded her any re liet whatever. 1 saw the ''Aqua Opthalmia" adver tised in the papers, and was induced to try a vial on my daughter's eye, and one vial has completely re stored her sight, and her eye is now as well a* it ever was. I would advise all who suffer wi;h any affec tion of the Eyes to try the "Aqua Optbalmia " Signed, JNO. McDOWELL, Richmjnd, Va To R R Duval & Bro, Druggists. js 20 - FIRE. LIFE AND MARINE TSgggfc. INSURANCE —The Richmond Fir, Association are now prepared to issue —policies of Insurance on the above de ao iption of risks on as reasonable terms as an) similar company, and respeotfolly ask a share ot the patronage of the public. Applications will b< received at the office, No. 223, corner of Main antf 9th streets, where the officers will cheerfully fur nish ail information that may be required. JLI losses promptly &nd liberally adjusted. JAMES BOSHER, President John H. Bosheb, Secretary mh!7 MERCHANT TAILORING.—The (8* undersigned begs leave to inform the pub lie that be has op band a tine assortment of 11 Cloths, t'asslmeres and Vestings, which be will be pleased to make up in best style and on reasonable terms. He takes this method of informing his friends that he has secured the services of Mr. WILLIAM ALLEN, so lone and favoiably known as a Mer chant Tailor in this city; and every exertion will be made to give satisfaction to those who may fa vor us with their patronage. He has on hand a good assortment of Ready Made Clothing, manufactured in this city, which he will sell on the most liberal terms Please bear in mind the Clothing b-3ing made here gives employ ment to our own people, who expend their earn ings among us. W. H. BENSON Having connected myself with Mr. W H 8., I respectfully a*k the patronage of my friends and customers. W. ALLEN, ap 27—1» HEAD QUARTERS FOR FABHIONA. BIjE ci.othing. - |>.| THE subscriber has now in store, a most VI splendid assortment of Spring aud Summer ltfjp Clothing, of all styles and quality. ALSO, Every style of piece goods of the very latest pat erns, which he is prepared to make to order at the shortest notice. Come and see for yourself. E B SPENCE, No 120, my 4 corner Main and Governor streets. a NEW APOTHECARY ANPDKUG s§jsP STORE—The subscribers have entered into iM co-partnership and taken the store lately oc fl® cupied by A Levy, Jr, 201 Broad street, a lew doors below Messrs Breeden <fc Fox, ofler for sale a general assortment of Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, bye Stuffs, Perfumery, See, wh ; ch they can recommend to the public as fresh and genuine, haviDg been purchased in the last few weeks be one of us in person. Particular attention will be paid to the putting up of Prescriptions at all times of night or day. We respectfully request a call lrom our old pat rons aud the public generally. PETER W. GRUBBS. ap 5 RWAPPERSON. REEVE dc BLAIR, DRUGGISTS, 175 Broad Street, have on hand and are constantly receiving— Rose's and Jayne's Family Medicines, Car ter's Spanish Mixture, Baker's Premium Bitters, Richardson's Sherry Wine Bitters, Arabian and Mustang Liniment, ice. Also, a full supply of Preston & Merrill's Yeast Powders, so justly cele brated for making light, sweet, and consequently ■utritious bread- ap 16 Repairing every description OF SAWS—TOL.AND <fc BELSHAW, prac tical Saw Makers and Repairers, 9th street, between Gary and Main, opposite the Pbosaix Foundry, Richmond, Va: —Circular, Hand, Kip ping, Cross cut, Miil, Table, Brass back, Compass and Concave Saw*. Butchers' Bow Meat Saw*, Hack Saw* Pit Saws, Felloe S*ws, Turning Saw*, icc. Sic gy All Sawi warranted to run true. jc *9—lm* SUMIUBR BOARDING.—The subscriber, situated at Meehum's river, the present termi nus of the Virginia Central Railroad, has accom modations for twenty or thirty boarders. His house, beds and furniture are entirely new; his rooms well ventilated, the surrounding country healthy and delightful Every exertion will be made to render his guests comfortable. Terms moderate, and made knewn on ■Pg r l «^ VEg Mechum's River, May 85th, 1858 my 26—dtf EAL».—Having gotten my mills, at Spring Hill, in operation, I am now to furnish Meal, either Bolted or Unbolted, of the best quality, made of best whit® eoni, on the moat favorable terms. Apply to Jeter & Leftwich, a doors be low the Columbian Hotel, or «• ■»* the Hoyd House JOHN A. JI.TEiI. ap s—dts PIKE APPLES AND BANANAS— 10 dosan Pine Apple* 5 bunches Banana* For tale by 8* BOM A VITA A ' j e 3q Ho 76 Main alreet. FAMILY gLOPR«-M» i Clung * Swoope's Family and Extra toe Flour to, »Wb, EM<clllDll , H mCMjatiwt RICHMOND. MONDAY MORNING. JULY 4, 1853 Orrics JiMie Rtvzs and Kanawha Co, I Richmond, June 18th, 1833 J mo CONTH ACTOHB.—Sealed proposal* I will be received by the undersigned, at Bu chanan in the county ot Botetourt, Virginia, until 5 o'clock P. M. on the fir*t day of August next, for the Lock*, Dam*, Culvert* and Section* of tifli Ca ual. from Buchanan to Craig'a Creek. Pay me at*, will be made in current bank note* Beiidec the usual reservation of 20 per cent, on the monthly estlmatea, the contractor* will be re quired to give ample aecurlty, satisfactory to the Board of Director*, for tfee completion of the work at the time and in the manner specified in the contract*. Plans of the above work* will be exhibited by Edward Lorraine. Assistant Engineer at Buchanan, and specification* will be delivered by him, and also at the Company'* office in Richmond, on and after the 15th day of July. Time will be taken for the consideration of the bid* until the fifth day oi August, when, if satisfac tory, the several jobs above advertised will be let WALTER GWYNN, Chief Engineer J. R. and K. Co. Je 21—2aw4w WAUKEN'S IMPROVED HUE AND WATER-PROOF COMPOSITION ROOFS have, within the last ten year* been applied to twen ty-flve thousand building* In the United States and Canada, and are universally recommended a* po»- sesslng the following qualities in a greater degree than any other roofing material known viz : cheap ness of construction, durability and perfect pro tection against tire and water Buildings toofed with this article are insured at the *ame* rates of premium a* those roofed with metal or slate. Richmond References— Meur* Wm Barret, Jno Water house, John Dooley, Smith Jt Harwood. C M. WARREN & CO.. Offioe* corner North and Baltimore street, Balti more; and at Smith it Harwood'*, 85 Main itreet, Richmond. mv I"'—2aw4m A NTH RACITK COAt.-PICKE IT k. MAY XX NAKD having purchased the yard lately occu. pied by Mr E H Clarke, are now prepared to furnish Anthracite Coal at the shortest noticr. They also keep on hand a supply of Clover Hill Coal and Wood, all of which will be sold on their usual ac cummodat'ng terms. je 13— mthßt WHITE CORDED BONNETS"for flaftg LADIhS AND CHILDREN-I have on "BHh hand a large assortm -nt of White Corded Bonnets for ladies and childen of all ages, suitable for pic nice and excursions. Those in want will do well to call esriy and select. C EZEKIEL, Millinery Store, 17 ih street, west side, opposite the Old Market, je 30—3t*ThFM iTV__ FAST 11UK3K AND BUGGY FOR —Tbe Horse is six years old this spring—sound and kind, and a splendid drive'— never bad a whip behind bim, and warranted frea from all faults. With a little practice cjuid be mude u 3 minute nag Also, a light Buggy and Harnesp, sold for want of uee, and on a credit of 90 davs for good paper. Apply at MR. EARNEST'S STABLE je 30—ts MFUU SALK.-I have for sale on est. James street between Baker and Duval its., a small Wooden Tenement, containing 2 rooms and a kitchen, all in good repair. For terms, <vc , a; ply to EDWARD D EACHO, je 30 General Agent and Collector. BFOK RUNT.—Three or four rooms in the Law Huilding, suitable for professional gentlemen, or lor lodging rooms. Apply to je 30 TOLER jc COOK, rpo OWNKRS OF HORr.Jb.rt AM) CAT- A TLE.—G W Merchant's celebrated Gargling <>11, or Universal Family Embrocation has been tried and proved to be one of tbe best external ap plication* ever discovered for Spavins, Sweeny, Galls of all kinds. Flesh Wounds, Ringbone, Poll Evil, Mange, Lameness, Sand Cracks, Striughalt, Foundered Feet, Scratches, Horn Distemper, Strains, Windfalls, Fistula, External Poisons, and many other diseases incident to horses and cattle. For sale in bottles at 25 cents. 50 cents and $1, by he agents. ADIE & GRAY. Druegists, e 29 147 Main street. LIMK AND TAR.—SOO bbis Washington and Thomaston Lime 50 bbla Tar 200 beat Nova Scotia Grindstones For sale by je 29 EDWIN WORTHAM fc CO, Hydrant & pavkhknt husk— Having received a fail supply of the above, with suitable couplings and pipes, we can now furnish those in want, with any quantity the; may require. je 29 WILLIAMS & BROTHKR. WAVERLEV MAGAZiNK Flag of eur Union Star Spangled Banner And a number of other papers, will be regularly received- For sale by J R KEININGHAM, ja 29 220 Broad street. LliATtttCK B£LTB.-Juit receivedjby ship Jamestown, a tnrther and complete assort ment ot those superior machine stretched leather Belts. We are now prepared to furnish any length frem to 14 inch width, at the shortest notice. All Belts warranted. For sale by WILLIAMS Sc. BROTHER, ja 29 Corner Cary and Pearl sts. Niagara jet shower bath— This Bath took the first premium at the late fair of the Maryland Institute. We have also the much approved portable Shower Bath; Sponge Baths, Bath Caps, Brushes, Flesh Gloves, Ate. BULKLEY St CO, je 29 L 137 Main street. NOTICE. —Intending to discontinue buniness in Richmond, all accounts due me will be placed in the hands of Mr Edward D Eacho, for collection, after Ist of July. All persons holding claims against me will please present them to him tor payment, and all persons lqaebted to me will please make payment to him witfiout delay j»24 THOMAS E PACE. uil.n Anu i.AIZK MKHINO SHIRTS AND DRAWERS—We have received a tine stock ol Silk and Gauze Merino Shirts and Drawers, just the thing for this weather. Call and se.e them at S MERCHANT & WEISIGER'S, je 16 No 112 Main street. LICORICK STICKS.- 44 cases very supe rior T G Licorice Sticks, just received per steamship Jamestown; for sale on accommodating terms by JOHN A ROBINSON, ie 29 nor Cary and Va streets. LICORICE.— SO cues Inenparada Mass Licorice, expected per steamer Jamestown, for sale by je2s SAMt. AYREB. pARTEE'S SPANISH MIXTURE, for yj purifying the blood, Ac, for sale by JAS D THOMAS, Druggist, je 15 Opposite Old Market, Franklin st. Tobacco box boards.—sooo feet To bacco Box Boards, seaioned, for sale low to close a consignment. Apply to je24 ROBF.RT RANKIN. PRIME RIO COFFEE.—SO bus prime Green Rio Coffee, jut received ana for sale owby AS LEE. la 10—la Gas FIXTURES.—An assortment of Gas Chandeliers and other Axtarea of large and desirable patterns. Those in want are invitedjto call and examine oar stock. je24 STEBBINS. DARRACOTT Sc. CO. T PRIVATE SALE,—A second hand top BauTt with pole and doable set of harness ALEX MOTT A CO. FOR HIRE.—I have for hire a good Cook, je 28 Genera) Agent aad Collector. AT PRIVATE SALE—A Feather Renovator in complete order. 28—6t ALEX NOTT It CO. OR HIRE, a number one Female Cookie Apply to TOLKK A COOK. je *> SARATOGA WATER.—A supply ol this " w "' reeve ?£& Je29 Druggists, 175 Broad stree THE DAILY DISPATCH. Mich mend, July 4. 1853. Remarkable Murder or ah Ikfaht.— The Baltimore Preaa of Friday notices a case of Infanticide of a shocking nature if the conclusions of the jury of inquest were cor rect. The body of the infant, a pretty male child, whose first teeth had juat begun to ap pear—was found in a carpenters' shop on the corner of Low and Aisquith street. The ver dict of the Jury waa that "death was caused by the administering of poison, puncture in the side, and having the neck broken, evi dently by surgical bands." It is stated that the bowela bad been ripped open and the contents emptied, in order, as was supposed, to do away with the appear ance of poison, which from some sign or other the jury concluded had been administered. It is further assumed that the side of the in fant had been punctured with a sharp inatru raent which penetrated to the liver; and to cap the climax of this killing, the infant's neck was broken, and all evidently by "surgical hands'." A coroner Rountree held the inquest, and he and his jury certainly exhibit a rare degree of acuteness in their investigations and conclusions. What there could be in a puncture or breaking of a neck to show the surgeon's skill we can't imagine. That some skill might be displayed in ripping open a body and sewing it up is not improbable; but other hands than a surgeon's might do that simple act with passable neatness. Inde pendent of whether surgeon's hands did it or not, the story that a feeble infant was sub jected to three several modes of murder, either of which would have completed the *ork, is altogether improbable. the wise jury really believed a surgeon had had the body, we wonder it did not occur to them that it might have been after death to make en experiment or anatomical preparation of it. They have certainly made the most shock ing story they could out of it. Texas.—The editor of the Marshall, Texas Republican, speaks of a cotton bloom sent him a few days before the 18;h of June, by a planter. The first blooms of his crop wjre noticed on the 12th. The Railroad fever was pretty high in Texas by late accounts. Individuals were subscribing very freely to the principal lines that had been projected. An exploring expedition under Gen. Rush, was about to set out with others on an ex ploring expedition via Fort Graham to El Paso, on a mission of survey and discovery relative to the Pacific Railroad project. Louisville and Memphis Railroad.—H Taylor, Etq , assisted by an efficient corps of engineers, is now engaged in making a prelim inary survey of a branch of the Louisville and Memphis Railroad from Bowling Green via Kussellville and Clarksville to Memphis — The company passed through the upper part of Russellville on Mondav morning last. Memphis Whig of June 23d. This road is that of which we have so fre quently spoken and forms a part of the line which with our Central and Covington and Ohio Railroad is to place this city in Railroad communication with Memphis. It i 3 gratify ing to see this movement towards the com mencement ol the work. We believe that un less Virginia pushes her works she will not be in time for these western connecting lines. from St. Thomas to the 10th ult., state that the yellow fever was raging fearfully there, and that several vessels had lost their officers and crews entire. Thirty seamen were in the Hospital and four to six deaths occurred daily Prepaid Envelopes —In pursuance of of ficial orders, received from the city of Wash ington by Mr. George F. Nesbitt, a large quantity of the United States prepaid en velopes were shipped from New York on Thursday, by Adams & Co's Eipress, to the postmasters of the principal cities in the Southern and Western sections of the United States. f3PThe people of Norfolk are going to work in earnest in the matter of supplying their city with water. They are about memo rializing the common council to go right about it—forthwith, if not sooner. Death of Mas. Foote.—Mrs. Feote, wife of the Hon. T. M. Foote, latelj charge d'aff lirs to Austria who arrived iu the steamer Baltic on Sunday, died in New ork on Tuesday.— Mrs. Foote has been in feeble health for some time. Her remains were conveyed to Buffalo Tuesday evening. George Law, of Atlantic steamer and Cu ban-difficulty fame, has joined Mr. Conkling in the contract for the enlargement of the Bat tery at New York. As Law is a perfect loco motive, it is supposed the work will be pushed. BP* The Lynchburg Republican says the wheat crop in that region is a fair average; but there is very little prospect (or more than half a crop of tobacco. It adds that it learns from Bedford and Franklin counties, that the pros pect for the tobacco crop is worse than it has been for many years. A Mr. Graham, a blind man, wai murdered in his bed at Stone Mountain, Georgia, on the 25th ult., by some one wbo entered his room, and with a heavy weapon, struck him on the bead. Money is supposed to have been the object. A letter from the Rev Mr. Richardson Graham, brother of the deceased, dated the 25tb, saya the murdeier had been discovered, and that he had confessed the deed. EFThe Milton. N. C-, Chronicle of the 30th represents the heat and the drought there to be excessive. The cropa.it saya, have suffer ed severely—especially oats and tobacco. Montgomery, Alabama, by an overwhelming vote of her citizens, has determined to aub scribe $509,000 to the Alabama and Florida Railroad. The Jamestoww.— This new steamer had a gay voyage up James River. The Nortolk Beacon girea an aceouot of it. Upon enter ing the mouth of the riser, she hoisted the cross of Sr. George in honor of the first coio« nial navigators and settlers. She was hailed at every wharf and landing with cheers and other nodes of greeting. She stopped at Jamestown add gave her passengere an op < poriunity of aeeing the remains of that old place, so full of stirring reminiscence of the past. At Clermont, the estate of Mr. William Allen, a salute was fired from hi* yacht all decorated with flags, and the Jamestown was immediately boarded by a number of barge*, from the shore, and the whole company invit ed by Mr. A. to his house. There they were most generously entertained, and to the rich feast which was prepared for them, toaat and sentiment added zest. Much time was passed in this agreeable manner, when the company took leave of their gentlemanly eo tertainer, and returned to the steamer. The remainder of the route waa marked by unsual demonstrations of pleasure at seeing so fine a steamer on her first appearance in our water*. Correspondence of the Diapatch. Norfolk, June 29,1853. My first visit to the steamer Jatqestown, was marked by a cordial reception, and the result—a trip upon said boat to New York. The Jamestown, like a chained eagle, was kept at Kocketts until sundown, owing to low water, when the friendly high tide relieved as from the dull occupation of watching the upheaval of dust at Rocketts, the mishaps of drays and draymen. Soon the shades of night, illumined only by the moon's pale rays gathered areund, and we passed down the river by long armed spectral trees, naught dis turbing the solemn and romantic stillness resting upon the waters, save the croaking of bellowing frogs and the noise of the busy pad dles of the steamer. We arrived at Norfolk this morning about half past six o'clock. The Steamer stopped at City Point an hour and run the 157 miles in nine hours and a half, exclusive of stoppage, wiih a very low head of steam on. No effort to attain speed was made. Mr. Henry Lud lam, one of the gentlemanly proprietors of this line was on board and extended every courtesy possible to his numerous friends and acquaintances among the passengers. The business section of Norfolk appeared modelled after the northern plan, so far as signs were concerned. Mammoth, lillipu tion and of all colors, they hung out, clung to walls, and flaunted invitingly in the breeze. I am much afraid that the papers are the losers by (his plan. Found the worthy editor of the Norfolk Beacon enduring the confinement ot the sane turn with Spartan fortitude and equanimity. Enjoyed a brief but courteous conversation. Visited Mr. Fisk of the Portsmouth Tran script, and found him roost industriously em ployed. He id a gentleman of truly practical habits. Norfolk at this season, lam informed, furnishes one half of the freight and passen gers of these steamers to New York. We leave this place, Norfolk, at 1 o'clock, the steamer overflowing with freight and passen gers; not leas than from 275 to 300 of tin lat ter. Shall give speedily some inflections from the mirror of life in New York City and en virons. " L. Correspondence of the Dispatch. HAMPDEN SIDNEY COLLEGE. The annual Commencement of this Institu tion took place on the 16th of June. On the day previous an address, full of thought and beatifully expressed, was delivered before the Phip Society by the Rev. VVm. S. Hoge of Baltimore. On the eveniog of the same day junior orations and a valedictory address were delivered by members of the Union Society.— At night there was an adjourned meeting !fthe Phip. Society and never was an aud'ence more pleasantly entertained and richly rewarded for iheir attendance than by the exercises of this occasion ; orations were delivered by R. B. Davis, of Halifax, and Charleß H. Winston, of Chesterfield; the former on the "fall of the Ottoman Dominion," was admirably treated and showed an acquaintance with the subject worthy an older head. The latter, on "local associations," was a chaste, plain and beauti ful address abounding in rich and varied lan guage. and brought down the applause of the whole house, with a profusion of smiles and bouquets from the lovely fair ones. The pre sentation of the "speaker's medal" by J. B. Burwell, ol N. C., to Richard Mcllwaine, of Petersburg, was one of those pleasing and en chanting scenes rarely ever witnessed in exer cises of this kind ; the meeting was closed by an appropriate and affecting valedictory to the Society by E. M. Henry, of Richmond. On the next day at an early hour the company began to pour in from all quarters and though there was a report that the small pox prevailed in the neighborhood, yet the crowd was immense and it would be ungallant in the writer not to say, that such an array of beauty is not often seen in old Virginia. At lOo'clock a proces sion of the Students in their appropriate badges, was formed in front of the College and headed by the Armory Band, with sweet music, march ed to the church aad took their accustomed seats. Were we to attempt to eulogise the orations of the graduating class, it would be to "paint the lily or throw perfume on the rose;" suffice it to say they were highly com mendable and reflected great credit upon the Institution. The degree of A. B. was con ferred upon nine young gentlemen of the gra duating class, and C B. White, of Hali fax, of the class o f 's2. and that of A. M. on the classes from '46 to '50 inclusive and D. D. on Prof. R. L. Dibney of the Va S. Seminary.— Never has it been our lot to attend a more in teresting commencement; though the weather was very warm and the roads dusty, yet the people seemed not to be Weary of attending, and those aid Students who love to lingei around these classic haunts will ever recur with pleasure to their College days and their hearts will glow with feelings of affection whenever the name of their Alma Mater ia al tered. And will Virginia let auch an Inatitu tion to down/ No! is the response of every true hearted son of the old Dominion ; how can an loaiitation but prosper situated in auch a kind and refined community and governed by such a great and good man aa Dr. Green, aisted by auch an able corpa of Proteasore. „ Aujmuvb. Chatham, June 28th, 1853. Shocking Murder.—A young man named George Sellers, who had been harvesting on the 20th ult, near Brownsville, Ohio, with Dan iel Salisbury, waa found dead on the next daj, with a large cut across the head, the acull boo* fractured, and his throat cat from ear to ear into the bone of the seek, his pantaloons poek et cut off and his pocketbook, containing $3 35, gone. Salisbury eacaped, but waa sub sequenily arrested at Bull Cieek, Va. PoLiTKNEsa —When two goats met on a bridge which waa too narrow to allow either to pasa or return, the goat which lay down that the other might walk over it# was a finer f«o* tieman than Lord Chesterfield. PRICE ONE CENT Waihihoto*, Jooe 30ih, 1953 m , a SZ. gßL*gteW».»»<» England. He baa not done ao ««T?.* probability strengthens that be will do ao MV Marcy is firm ia refusing Mr. Buchanan's ill mud to srrite bit own instructions, Mr Soule will probably be pertained to abase b» instructions. In accordance with the act of tbe last ess. sion of Congress, directing that the Chief (favat Com true tor ahail be • practical ohm, Ce»> structor Hart has been appointed te tks head of tbat Bureau, vice Commodore Sha brick. Among tbe removals in tbe Poet Often Dt-' partmeot ia Robert Morrison skilful aad th tictent officer, and a grandson of tbe Banker of tne Revolution, and a signer of tbe DeclaratM* of Independence. This act excites much feel* ?**** He has also f £?7h Le * i -«"» Vandevea +S" N ? w ,Y,°tkera. «. y '* "»<«ined in tbe Pension of- n fK^D ble ••tary, is William Orde» Er*ASsss. 3%J2ws not IT dolu ™- The removals are 22a£l £K2* " .""cipstej; but have created much distre- ,n tbe frwilierf of those r£ecuied.—Corre tp<m dtnce ,f the N. Amcr* D*ath of as Indian Waheior.— AiHaniot alias Peter Ptlke,.Chiefof ,he Sioux Nario£ and nephew of the celebrate* Black Hawk! died at Lake Simcoe, Ma; 28. He joined the British army when it penetrated the head wa ters of the Mississippi, during the laat war of the United States. Antonio waa present at the fierce battle where the gallant Tecumseh t«U» and acted daring that bloody conflict as Te> cumseh's aid. Fire in a Schoolhocsk.—A great panic oc curred among six hundred children in one of the public schools in New York, on Wedaea* d»y« in consequence of a large volume of smoke rushing in from a chimney in an adjoin ing house. A number of the scholars jumped out of the ts' the roof of the adja cent house, sfnd others ont of the doors, in great confusion, bat fortunately no damage en* sued. 1/ LA.H, S.UITH A CO., Grocera aad tsmmirtisn IHtrehaats. Cary street, ad joining toe Columbian Hotel, keep constantly on band a well selected stock of Groceries, which they will *ell to their friencs and the publie on aa reasonable terms an they can buy them elsewhere. Their stock oonsUts of the usual variety of goods ia their line of business, together with a tine assort ment of Wines, Liquors, Ac. They will also attend strictly to the sale of coaa* try produce of any kind, which their friends mar confide to their care. All orders will be promptly attended to. They return thanks for the patronage heretofore received, and respectfully solicit a continuance of the same j e j NO TICK.—On and after the 4th of JaJy, 18j3,» Hack will leave Tomahawk Station, on tha Dannie Roed, every Monday, Wedaeatejr and Friday, after the arrival of the cars frost Richmond, tor Ballsvilie via Fowhatan C H Re turning, will leave Ballsvilie every Toeeday, Tharaday and Satarday, ia time to nnnimrt wuh the curs Mr MARTIN will take pleasure in attending to any bundle or package sent to his care. jy I—dim* riT¥ LOAN OK 8300,000.-In pursor vy ance of an ordinance passed June 13th, 1853, sealed proposals will be received at the Chamber lains office, in the city of Richmond, until the 7th day ot July nex', for the purchase of bonds of tha said city, to an amonnt not exceeding •300,000, payable on the first day of July, 1887, and bearing interest at 6 per cent per annum, from July Ist, 1853, payable semi-annually, on the first of January and first of July at the said office: one half of amount offered, receivable on acceptance of tha proposals, and ths oth*r half, on the first of Janu ary next Proposals to state what rate will be giv en per »100, for bonds wi h coupons for interest, ar without coupons, or for both, and if for both, what portion of each, description of bonds. . , „L 1 WM. P. SHEPPARD, j7 1 dt7thjy Chamberaia. NOTICK. —R. AD. it. R.—Tha Depot la Uk eity will not be open for the reception or to livery of freight on Monday the 4th Freight will be received on Tueaday for way atationa A W MILLLSPAUGH, J7 1 General Freight Agent. DKBBBBO FLOORlNG.—Bl,ooUleet*uper Southern Dreaaed Flooring Plank, even length*, just landed. ALSO, 70,000 6 inch cypreaa Shingle*, of good quality, for tale low by Rfc G. WHITFIELD, iy I—3t Corner of Cary and 10th rtreeta. MtfOK SALE OK RBNT. a largebrtek Tenement at the Weat end of Cary street, near the commencement of the Plank Roak. Tbi lower part ol the building la occupied aa a atora room, and the upper part aa a family reeideoee by HlUiard Alley. Poaaeaaion given in a few daya.— Rent $300. Apply to TOLER * COOK, Jy l Ageata. KW JUVKNILK HOOKS, juit receive* and for tale by A. MORRIS, §7 Main *treot. A Hundred Short Tales for Children, from the German of C Von Schmld, by F B Weill, M A—SO* A Shepherd's Call to the Lamb* of hi* Flock, by Rev Corneliua Winter Bolton—("Feed my LambO —50c fcequel to Mama'a Bible Storie*, chiefly in words not exceeding two ayllablee—soc Three Month* under the Snow: th« Journal of a young inhabitant of the Jura, tranalated from tha French of J J Perchat—37c Frank Harriton—37c The Coiliea Tale: a true history, by Ja* Bridges Eaq- 25c An Orphan Tale, by the Rev Geo Fl*h—2sc Al*o, Ralph Wardlaw on Miraelee—73e M tanirsof Aaron Burr, vol 11—>1 50 je 38 rnOHACCU, SMjrF AND CIUARt)«at -I- reduced price*—which will aait all tradaa, at Wholeaale ano Retail. The undersigned would invite the attention of the public to hta new sad deairable ttock of fine old Havana, Principe ae4 American Cigara; Tobacco, Bnuff and Fancy Artt clea, on accommodating term*, to the eity as* country trade; and ia weekly receiving large iota of Cigar* from the largeat import* So ha ia prepare# to cnpply the trade *t acort notice, at the corner of 10th and Main air ..eta, Richmond. je 30 - JAS A HARRIWOTOM. BAKGALMB IN • UUNKA. at VT No. 134 Mala Street,—The sub c lber Intending to eloae out hi* stock of Trunk*, will of - fur them at auch low prieea aa will enaure aalaa to all in waat. Traveller* in want of large ate Trucks, are particularly aoiidtcd to call cm J. D GOODMAN, No 134 Mala atreet, oppoaite Eagle Square. le 89 fppK Mimt-KHhorfor the ramaindjo at ttie year, or by the month, week, or Job, the eai»> brated musician and fiddler GEORGE WALKER. All peraoae deeiriog the aevieea of George, are mo nfled that they mait contract for th at with i%a*i in no case pay to him. or any other peraoa. *e amount of m* hire, without a written orderfroaa aa. George Walker ia admitted by com sice roeaeeL to be the beet leader of a bead ia afi eastern **i middle Virginia. W 19-daw TOLEK * COOK. nBO 808 JKNKINIi' EAUJJ-Ani U SUGAR CURED HAMS John ithay'a superior angar cured Haasa Schooley 4 Soe'a Qoeen Cfty do Brigga* Virginia eared do. Do <fc do Side* aad Shoeldef* Jaat received and for aaie by _ , t WOOLFOLK, it, JVky V RYE WHISKEY.'*—A lew Mfc Je*«reaahe4 '%» WILLIAMS * BROTHER.