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'"jrmr The circulation of the Dally Dtoptlch ex- J,y that of all U» Dally papers ot gMuncou combined- (IICHMONUi* A.i Taeedfty Mtrslsi, Jwly '3' >883. CHARLES JAMES FOX. When the late John Quincy Aoams and the Jate Jonathan Rusaell, after their return from Ghent, fell together by the ears and betook themselves to the newspapers to fight out the battle, the latter was so terribly mauled by the former, that his discomfiture gave rise to a say ing, which shortly became proverbial, and it was for a long time the custom to express a man's utter defeat in a newspaper war by say-, ing that he had been "Jonathan-RutteUed " Leaving out the two last syllables of the name, we think we may say, with propriety, that the great English statesman has been John-Rus telled after a fashion that would have delight ed the hearts of his bitterest enemies. To add to the bitterness of the draught, his friends have the consolation of knowing that the job baa been accomplished by a gentleman wha had already rendered himself famous in that line. No man could have believed before read ing the emasculated book of John Russell, lio* poor and spiritless the life of Thomas Moore, one of the most brilliant men of a very brilliant era, could have been made to appear. No man, before reading the same compiler's lifeof Charles James Fox, could have dreamed that it was possible by any process of clipping and suppression, to render the incidents con nected with it so little attractive. What Lord John may have left out, it is of course im possible for ub to know. What he has put in, we know but too well. Still there is much in the book that is inter« eating, especially to an American. We 6ee, with pleasure, that during our own struggle for existence, the great Whig orator and states man, wiih that genuine hatred of oppression which distinguished him throughout his life, invariably prayed lor the success of the Ame rican arms over the myrmidons that had been sent to break down our liberties. When Bur goyne surrendered, there was no heart in America that responded more extatically to the shout of joy that rang throughout this na tion. When Cornwallis gained a nominal Victory over Greene at Guildford, he had the ■agacity to discern the truth thro' all the col oring with which it had been invested by the Ministry, and he said in his place, using the language of King Pyrrhus of old, "another such victory and the English army is ruined." His joy knew no bounds when the marauding, plundering, piratical horde of Cornwallis, after having marched fifteen hundred miles through a country that grew almost into a desert as they passed, were at last cooped up and taken in Yorktown,and he hesitated not to express it in the loudest and liveliest manner. Enter taining the most profound admiration of Washington, he adopted for the party et the head of which he stood, the colors which made the uniform of that great General, and "blue and buff" soon became as popular among the Whig leaders of opposition, as it was in the armies of America. Years afterwards, when the raw levies of France beat back the veteran forces of Brunswick, and chased them across their frontier, writing from the continent to his nephew, he tells him he has heard nothing so glorious since Yorktown. His love of sober, well regulated independence, and his desire that all nations should regulate their own af fairs, without the intervention of foreigners, were steps far in advance of bis age, certainly far in advance of everything that had been preached or practised in England, where it was a received doctrine that it was the busi ness of the British people to interfere in every body's quarrels. The wisdom of his judg raent with regard to the proper manner of proceeding towards France, when she broke the bondage of her ancient tyrants, has re ceived the most glorious ratification from the present race of English statesmen. He thought that it was a domestic quarrel of the French people—that it was their business, and theirs only—and he denounced as treason to the known maxims of the English constitution, the interference with France for no other rea Eoa than thatshe had thought fit to change the form of her government. At the very same time, in this country, that doctrine which has since become universal, was Btrenuously in sisted on by Washington, the man whom, of all others, Fox most deeply revered. How different would have been ihe face of the world had England embraced that doctrine) and been followed by the other nations of the European world. There can be no doubt that the treaty of Piinitz, by which Austria, Prus sia and England engaged to partition France, and thus destroy her nationality, the inarch of the Duke of Brunswick into the northern pro vinces of the republic, and above all, his fa mous proclamation, in which he announced his intention to march to Paris, and to treat as rebels (that is to hang and quarter) all French men who should be taken in the heinous act of defending their own country, produced the death of the unfortunate LouisXVl. The par. ties who, at that lime, governed France, would otherwise never hav6 dared to perpetrate such % crime. He would, in all probability, have been banished, and after the revolutionary fren* ®y bid exhausted itself, might have again been restored. There would have been, then, no Bonaparte for England to put down, ®o Waterloo, and no debt of £800,000,000 ster lu>l; for the people of England to pay. Eng. Uwi. by refusing her couil ,eoance and her pecuniary aid to the continental governments ■jfhthaTe arrested the crusade against France inTO ve< * 80 many fearful consequences on the spot. Foi was always bitterly and ve hement y opposed to this enterprise, and the the time is not for distant, we think, if, indeed, " as not already arrived, when there will be »•» dtsswuient voices with regard to the wis. oom of his opposition. did En * Und bu « untold calamities which iwr I*''to*•1*'' to *• ■•tulaljr nothing. To h« i* d .e ihs attitude which Russia is enabled at this time o assume; at her door, if ever it should be accomplished, will be the sis and misery of •Bother conquest of Europe by tha northern 1 barbarian*. If *he ahould one day wimeaa the transfer of Constantinople to the bands of Russia, she has nobody to blame but herself. Europe is now reaping the bitter harvest which England sowed for her, and which Fox iftai so desiroua to have her leave unsown. Eng land will, in all probability, yet live to rue the day when she rejected the counsel of her wisest son. The csal with which Fax always pressed the emancipation of Ireland, waa not less re-' markable as an example of political wisdom> than the earnestness with which he opposed the wars with France. In these days, it seems strange to all but the highest class of high tories, that a doubt could ever have existed in the mind of any statesman upon a policy so manifestly wise and beneficent aa that of ad mitting, to an equal share in the government, a nation so high spirited, and so sensitive of wrong as the Irish have always proverbially been—a nation which might render such es sential service as friends, which had the pow er to inflict such deadly injury as enemies—a nation which bad sent to the English parlia ment some of the most brilliant orators and profound statesmen of which it had been able to boast, whose sons had contributed to British literature some of its brightest and most attrac tive ornaments. There were but two ways to govern the Irish —one with the sword, the other by kindness. Great Britain seems to have pre ferred the former, and (he consequence has been a deadly hatred on the part of at least five millions of its eight millions of human be. ings, of the very name of England. It is due to the sagacity and the good feeling of Fox to say, that while hisjudgment disapprov ed ihe first named method of government, his heart revolted at it, and would have revolted at it, even though he had consideredjit to have been the wisest of all possible forms. He saw infinite advantage in the latter form, and all the world can now see it as plainly as he. It is the privilege of genius to plant its standard far ahead of its generation, in the mists and shadows of futurity. Mankind come up to it at last, always slowly and reluctantly, and then wonder at their own folly in not having ranged themselves beneath its folds in the be ginning. THE QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN AND MRS. STOWE. The New York Express says it has heard it reported, and heard the report confirmed by an English gentleman who is well informed on the subject, that Queen Victoria steadily and pertinaciously refused to receive Mrs. Uncle Tom at her last drawing room, while she re ceived several American ladies, who had no connection with the Uncle Tom business at all. We have no doubt the report is true, and we must say that it reflects great credit upon the good sense of the British sovereign. If she thinks as a woman ought to think, she cannot but see that Mrs. S., by making herself a show thro'outher dominions, and fishing for pennies like a strolling vagabond, has degraded the character of her sex. If she has any patriot ism in her composition, she cannot but de« spise, from the bottom of her heart, the false traitor that allows herselt to be paraded be fore the people of a foreign country, for the purpose of slandering her own. More than this; Victoria, considering her education—the worst possible we should suppose—is said to be a woman of sense. She cannot, of course, fall into the errors which have been perpetra ted by such blundering, thick-headed, num skull peers as Shaftesbury, and those of his kidney, who are born legislators, and could have become so by no other process than in heritance. She must know the utter—the amazing—the unheard of folly of attempting to make her people interfere for the purpose of producing emancipation here. She must know that the results of slave labor are the very breath in the nostrils of the very people who are the loudest in denouncing it. She must know, that were the abolition of slavery effected here to-morrow, there is no nation on earth which it would operate on so fatally as England. She must know that the evil to us, great as it would undoubtedly be, would be small in comparison with the ruin that it would spread over England. She must know, that her own subjects—her merchants and me chanics—her ship owners, her tradesmen, her farmers, every class of the community in the three kingdoms over which she presides, inaa much as they purchase the products of slave labor, are equally guilty with the men who raise them, if slavery imply guilt at all. She must know that the reception Mrs. Stowe has met with is highly offensive to this nation, and with this nation she cannot but know, like wise, that it is her interest, and the interest of uer people, to cultivate the most friendly rela tions. If she is a woman of sense, she must tnow all these things, and it is not to be ex acted that she should blunder along with the stupidity which has been characteristic of the :onduct of her thick-skulled constitutional ad 'isers on this subject. St. James Church —The Mail noticed a Tew days since, the acceptance by the Rev. Geo. D. Cummings, of an invitation to become the pastor of St. James Church, in this city, where for so many years the venerable Doctor Adam Empie had officiated. The Portsmouth Transcript in noticing the acceptance of Mr. Cummings, who was the pastor of Christ Churcb, in that city, styles him an eloquent and esteemed minister, and says that his re. moval "will be a source of regret to the whole community, by whom he was highly admired and respected, and especially to his congre gation to whom his fervent piety and earnest labors have deeply endeared him " The Ret. Dr. Ives—The Ives s Air has taken on a new and still more unhappy phase. The Church Herald has been furnished with a letter, written by a member of the Episcopal church in North Carolina to Bishop Green which slates that "Mrs. Ives will return home with her brother, Dr. Hobart, he having re ceived notice from the Pope that Dr. Ives would be srdained priest in the summer, and could no longer be considered her husband." Election or Telegraph Officer*.—An jnnual meeting of the Waahington and New Orteana Telegraph Company waa held in Wa^ g , onon Thuradar, when 8. Mowrey, .k o 00 ' 8 * ' wm " elec,ed preßi B n Compaoj, rice El.ro Alexander ; A mo* w ", e,ec '®d Treasurer, vice D "»' *•<=** — THE NEW POSTAGE ENVELOPES AGAIN. We have before taken occasion to notice tEe acute contrivance of Mr. George F• Nesbitt, the manufacturer of iheae articlee, to advf rtise hie own business,by stamping the name of his firm on tLe seal. The New York Herald pub liabes the clause of the contract entered into with the late Postmaster General, Hr. Hub bard, which has especial relation to this mat ter. It is in the following words: "and it is further agreed on the part of the said George F. Nesbitt, that each envelope shall have stamped upon the point or flap thereof an embossed and colored device, similar to the envelope marked " 'C No. I.' " The contractor is certainly not bound, by anything in this clause, to stamp the Dame of his own house and business on the nile, as far as we can see. Mr. Nesbitt has accordingly been notified that these additions, though very ornameLtal doubt less, yet not being absolutely necessary, will in future be dispensed with. We are glad to hear this, for we did not feel that it was exact- Iythe thing to compel every body who wrote a letter, to adverti:e gratis for Mr. Nesbitt.— He may be the most important man in the na tion, for aught we know, yet we do not see that this should give him a title to advertise without paying for it, or rather to be paid for advertising. Tie excitement on this subject had produc ed a host of rivals in the city'of New York, and stamped envelopes, at the last advices, could be purchased at five percent, below the government price. Another Partington—The Boston Post says, a watchmaker in the town of Hornby, Vermont, writes to a house in Boston as fol lows: "Another watchmaker has opened a shop in this place, and he being a very abrupt man, expresses considerable ofdiscrepantcy towards me." The " discrepantcy" is good. Copper Mining in Fauquier.—The Ma nassas Copper Mining Company of Fauquier is said have a vary fine prospect ahead. A dis covery of red oxide of copper has recently been made in their mine, which Professor Sil liman states to be ol rare occurrence, and as valuable as it is rare. There are found near the surface, over 300 tons ready to be sent for., ward. Through the ve'n of this ore, the Ma nassas Gap railroad runs, and the products of the mines will add another item to the freight ing business of that important road. The mines, it is expected, will be very valuable, and their yield immense. The Caloric Engine.—Among the curio sities to be seen at the World's Fair in New York, is a model of Ericsson's Caloric Engine, not more than four feet high, and two and a half in diameter. It is said to be one of the neatest specimens of art. About a quart ef coals is sufficient to drive the engine. An en gine of sixty horse power on the Ericsson plan will be also in operation, driving the ma chinery at Messrs. Hogg Jt Delameter's foun dry, New York, which will be open to the in spection of visitors. O'Neill's plan for a railioad on a level with the second stories of the bouses in Broadway t has been illustruted by elegant lithographic views. The rails of the proposed road rest on hollow posts of cast iron, which are to serve as awning posts and telegraph poles, and gut* ters communicating with the sewers below.— The structure is estimated by the projector to cost $2,500,000 from the South Ferry to Union square. [3pThs name of the gentleman, who was killed last Saturday, on the Petersburg and Greensville (not Petersburg and Weldon) Railroad, Is Patrick H. Caffrey—not J. H. Caffrey as we stated. He was the Superintendent of Transportation on the Pe tersburg and Grecnsuille Railroad. At the time of the accident he was standing on the tender, and in endeavoring to get out of the Engineer's way, his foot slipped and he fell over, striking his back and shoulder against ;he guard of the wheel with such violence as to cause his death almost instantly. Tbe wheels of the cars passed over bis left arm, crash ing it very much. He was without family or rela tlvesin this country, and was a native of Ireland, as we learn from the Petersburg Express. A Gentleman and his Son shot while Asleep in Bed.—The Petersburg Express of yes terday, contains ancczonnt of the shooting of Mr. Henry Birdsong, of Sussex co.,and his little son, on Friday night while fast asleep in bed. It is supposed the deed was done by Mr. B.'« own negroes, as a double-barrel gun belonging to Mr. B. was used The gun was fired through a window, to reach which a plank was placed across two barrels, and on this plank the murderer or murderers stood when the gun was fired. One load entered one leg of the little boy at the thigh and passed through it, and terribly lacerated the ot:er—while Mr. B. received an entire charge of the large buckshot used, in his abdomen. The recovery of either was considered impossible Saturday last, up to the latest intelligence from them. The particulars were bronght to Petersburg by a gentleman who had been dispatched there to convey home a daughter of Mr. Birdsong's who was at school. Much ex c tement was occasioned in Sussex, by the event. V.// ARTILLERY.—Attend a meeting at nn vour Gun House, Tbla (Tuesday) Even tftLing, at 8 o'clock. By order of the Captain, j y 18 1H C BALL, O. S. fj ATTENTION BLUES.—Attend a meet ■l ing and drill of your Company, at Lafayette Hall, fjl on Wednesday next, the 13th inst, at half •past 8 o'clock FtL By order of the Lieut Com manding. jy 12— 2t JNO F RBGNAULT. Orde-ly. ATTENTION, VOOMu bUAuu.-Ai tend a drill at your Armory, on Wednesday, the 13th inst, at 8 o'clock P M. By order of the Captain. Jy 12 JOS. W. BARLOW. Q. S. FOR ANTWERP,—Tbu A 1 Barque SS&HAHNEMANN, Capt Wiatt, will load for The at>uve port without delay. For freight of 100 hhds Tobacco, apply to BEV. CLOPTON. jv 12—lw* J&K FOB LIVERPOOL..—The A 1 Ship! aUIijONIAN, Capt Colley, wiil be despatched Irom City Point to the above port on or before the Ist August. For passage only apply to jy 18—lw* BEV. CLOPTOH. FOB LIVERPOOL—To succeed the 9hAlKlonian, the A 1 Bremen ship HELENS, C»j»t Volckmann, will sail about the 10th August.— For passage only apply to BEV. CLOPTOM. Jy 12—lw* FOR LIVERPOOL—To follow tha SHBfcHelene, tbe A 1 Ship NARRAGANSETT, Caut — , will sail about the 90th August For froUbt, of 390 hbda Tobacco, or passage, apply to Jy ia—lw* BEV. CLOPfON ATISH LOST.—A doable bottom Gold Dial, Gold Lever—loot between tbe Ameri eon Hotel and Rocketta; the number not recollect ed , tbe bow was tied to tha pendant with a twine ■tnng, attached to which wm a plain wide Gold Chain. The finder will be liberally rewarded by leaving u at jy 12—31* MITCHELL * TYLER'S. LOCAL MATTBBB. CITY COUNCIL. The regular monthly meeting of this body was held at 4 o'clock in the Chamberlain'* of fice, yesterday evening. Present: President Myers and Messrs. McCance, Hill, Haskins, Mills, Maupin, Scott, Saunders, Ccrringtom Shepherd, Soead and Anderson. Referred and Entered.—Police reports and auctioneer's bonds. Central R. R.—A communication was re ceived from the officers of the Va. Central R. R. Company, asking that the Council con demn on behalf and Tor the use of the Compaq ny, land in Concord street, so as to accommo date the track of the rocd. Referred. Awnings.—A petition was received from Messrs. Beers & Poindexter and others, ask ing for a change in the ordinance relative to awnings, so as to allow improved iron frame awning posts to stand on the side walk. Re ferred. Fourteenth Street. —The James River and Kanawha Company notified the Council that they had acquiesced in the proposition of the Danville Railroad Company to grade 14th street, and the Council duly acquiesced in the proposition. Laid Over. —A communication from Thos. Brown, relative to & lot, was laid on the table. Accounts. —Several bills were audited. HaT.—A modification of the ordinance rela tive to the weighing of hay was ordered. Increase of Salary.—A communication from Mr. Bates, Superintendent ofStreeta, ask ing for increase of salary, was read and re" ferred. State Agricultural Fair.—A report from the committee of Public Grounds, recom mending that $6000 be appropriated to erect buildings and improve a square on the western limits of the city, near Sydney, for the use of the State Agricultural Fair in November next, was concurred in. This plan leaves the ground, after being used for the.Fair, in a suitable condition for a parade ground, and a public square. A main lent, 120 feet in diameter, and four smaller ones, surrounding it, 50 feet in diameter, are to be erected for the purposes of the Fair. Gas Works.—On motion of Mr. Myers, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That the Committee on Light be instructed to enquire whether any, and if any, what will be the best mode to adapt effec tually to protect the gas holders of the gas works from all danger arising from fire in their proximity. Wood.—An ordinance concerning the measure ment of wood was then taken up. This ordinance, as pasted, abolished the office of measurer of wood and provided for the proper inspection of wood carts by officer Tyler. This latter officer already inipects the aoal-carts, and th's addition to hii labors will not be very onerous. He will receive 25 cents for each inspec tion. Further proceedings to morrow. Hustings Coubt.—The quarterly term of this Court commenced yesterday. Present: Recorder Palliam and Aldermen Wingfield, Inloes, Farrari Tyre rand Bray: After the transaction of a variety of civil busi ness, John, a negro slave to Joseph Rowe, was ex amined on the charge of feloniously attempting to burn the dwelling house of Henry M. Mayo and Thos J Clarke, on the evening of the 22d of May last, and acquitted. Henry Clarke, an apprenticed sailor, charged with stealing live bank notes of the value of $5 each; one ten, one five and four two and a half gold pieces from the detk in the cabin of Captain Hiram P Poulson's vessel while he (Poulson) was absent from his vessel at Rocketts, on the 6tb of June last, was on yesterday examined on the charge aid re manded to jail to await trial before the Circuit Su perior Court of Law of Richmond in October next. GT Ellen Haxall was brought before hit Honor, the Mayor, yesterday morning, charged with being concerned ia a regular fight, and annoying the neighborhood generally. She belonged to a house of ill fame, somewhere on 3rd street, between Mar shall and Broad. Mr Wm. H. Woodward testifisd that he saw her issue from the house in question, (which is next door to witness's residence,) half drunk, nearly naked, and exceedingly unruly. Thinks the house in question is one of ill fame, having seen three women there besides the said Ellen, and several men. Mr Chas. H. Moore testified that ho heard a great screaming, and when he looked out, saw Ellen in Mr Woodward's yard, almost naked, having noth ing on but the remnants of a frock, which was dis arracged and dragging on the ground behind her, and tbe blood streaming from her face. On en quiring at the house in question, which is kept by Mistress Ann Hughs, he learned that Ellen had been beaten by her, for some offence, and so had rushed forth upon a sudden in the state of dishabille which we have described. The merits ot the dispute did not appear, but Miss Ellen wm required to find sureties to keep the peace for 12 months, or be committed. The security had not been given when we left. A Pio Cask.—Betsey Miller and John Dougherty were brought up on a warrant tor stealing two pigs from Mrs Sarah Ann English on the 2d instant — This case was noticed by us a day or two since, but coming up anew, with all its attendant enor mities, occupied some two hours, to the great edifi cation of the by-standers. Mrs English, the com plainant, swore that, having missed her pigs, she went, on Sunday, the 3rd, to Mrs Miller's to en quire about them, whereupon Mrs Miller cursed and abused her after a terrible sort. Mrs Miller and Dougherty occupied the same house. Mrs English then called upon him for her ambulatory bacon, having somehow got an inkling that be was not ignorant of its whereabouts. In reply to her questions, Mr Dougherty confessed the soft im peachment, and offered to pay for the property. He said he had taken two pigs, but did not state who was the owner. The complainant said she generally kept up lier pigs till sundown, when, out of a tender regard for their feelings, and bodily health in hot weather, she let them loose to enjoy the evening air, and to follow their noses. She lived just back of tbe old distillery. The pigs were the only ones she had, and worth §1 75 a piece — At one fell swoop all her pretty ones bad been ta ken. A woman who lived in the same bouse swore that she looked through the keyhole of the back room, she being busy with come dough in tbe front one, and there aaw Dougherty, Mrs Miller, and tbe two plga. The latter were squealing, and tbe form er ia apparent eonsultatiou. They took tha pigs up stairs and killed them One was eaten on tbe pre miaes, and the other carried off by Dougherty. William English testified, that he went with his sister-ia-iaw, on Monday, to enquire about tha piga, charging Mrs MUler with hating taken them, in re ply to which, he received the inform atten that he was a-d i Bar." Complainant staled farther, wh<rn her hnfband went to enqoira toto the mstter, Dougherty opened the door for him, that search «u nude, ud the entrails of the animal* *«» fonod between two bed*. Mr English then attacked Dougherty with • chair, and bit him tlitee time*. Win Gennett stated that at thia atate of the pro ceeding* he parted the belllgeranU and left- Dougherty appeared In court with a tremendous wouad upon bia head, received from the chair He had a muiket at the time of the affray, but did not uie it, nor strike English. It appearing to the Court that Dougherty had b?en previously convicted of petty larceny, under the name of James Duaberry, the Mayor stated th*t he should certify the fact to the Huttings Court, for their action, and be was remanded for trial — Mrs Miller was ordered to find bail in 9150 for ber appearance at the August term of the Hustings Court. Mrs Miller then called for a warrant acainst John English, for searching her house without a war rant, and for knocking ber down at the time of the row with Dougherty; also, for carrying cff her musket, powder and shot. Dougherty then asked for a warrant against Eng. llsh for a violent assault upon himself. We be lieve both were granted. All the parties and most of the witnesses seemed highly excited, and it was sometimes difficult to preserve order or silence. We never want to hear another "pig case." BP The walls of the stoie on Main street, owned by Mr Fleming James, have settled in consequence of the very deep excavations made on the adjoining lot for the cellars of a large store about to be erect ed for Messrs. Kent, Paine & Kent. The wall, on examination by builders, baving been found to be in imminent danger of falling, has been ordered by tbe Mayor to be taken down. Dbownbd—Yesterday afternoon, a young Ger man girl ol 8 or 9 years of age, whose parents are understood to reside on Cary street, while picking up cbips near Messrs. Haxall's mills, fell into the race, and was drowned No person saw her fall in, and the accident was first suspected by a passer by, from seeing her basket on the bank. Her body was found four or five rods belcw, whither it hsd been carried by the current. We understood her name to be Shelly. Assault.—Lewi* Gordon, a colored man, vu brought before the Mayor 1 ! Court yesterday morning, charged with a violent aMault upon Henry Children- Both were employed in Mr. Nettle'i carpenter*' shop, and it appeared that Gordon made a violent assault upon Childreis with a hammer, flong a heavy piece of wood at him, and twice choked him severely. Ac. cording to the testimony, the assault would hwe been much worse, had not others interfered. Gordon was ordered thirty lashes. Without Papers.—Samuel Vandervall, a free ne gro, was brought before the Maysr yesterday, and chfcged with being drunk and disorderly. He re ceived a severe admonition from his Honor, and was told that unless he forthwith procured papers, and kept sober, he would be committed. The prisener made a promise to comply with the law, and was dis charged. Fire.—Between 9 and 10 o'clock yesterday morn ing, the dwelling house located at the corner of M*r shall street and Brook Avenue, owned by Mr. J. B. Bragg, trustee for Nomnn Mead, and occupied by a Mr. Arnold, was set on fire, and the premises dam age! to the amount of $20 before the iiames were ex tinguished. Insured in the Richmond Fire Associa tion. Postponed.—The case of Jordon, a colored boy, brought up on a charge of stealing money, was post poned until this morning, for farther evidence. Papkb*.—We acknowledge the receipt of late New Vork papers from Messrs. Adams &. Co'* Ex press. • Steameb Jamestown.—Tni* noble steamer ar rived at Rockett* at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, having been delayed in her passage by unfavorable winds. She leaves this afternoon for New York at 4 o'clock. Jamestown.—We are indebted to the politeness of' Purser Smith, of the Jamestown, for the follow ing list of passengers in that steamer from New York to Richmond, 11th July, 1853 : Chas G Williams, lady and child. DA Taylor, L Baer, Mrs Cave and daughter, Miss Brackaall, Miss K James, Isaac Davenport, jr, Miss Hulton, Mrs B C Hulton, Miss H D Harris, Dr J W Wyshem and lady, H W Herbert, Win Gardner, Mrs D William son, Mrs Armstead, Mrs J M Ott, Mrs R Le'masi, Wm Johnson, Mrs H Hf>nry, A J Fort, Henry Gill, J P Gunn, H W Wethers, W P Burgess, W Winn, F W Leeds, jr, F H May,N M Hare, Wm Dickin son, G P Lynch, W J Easley, H C Hardy, J H Thompson, Wm O Donnell, Tbos Lawrence, E W James, Chas K McCluer, J Parks, J C Piatt, Lewis Ginter, W H Harrison, J F Price, J R Todd, Capt Wm Brightman, J Baker, J G Sibley, W H Hudgins, lady and servant, W L McCrawson, 28 in steerage. Officers o; Armory and Tredegar Division, No -<S, S oi T, for the term commencing July Ist, 1853: Wm N Hill, W P; PH Hoy, W A; Jno B Dodson, R S; Jno Omealy, A R S; Jno Wood, F S; D King, T; A C Winston, C; Jas Marshall, A C; Peter Hoi loway, I S; Henry Wood, O S; R Singleton, P W P. EF* High Filcen for Halifax Tobacce. Sales of three hhds Tobacco for Mr R S Mills, of Halifax county, by Baeksdale & Read— Su I, weighing 1310 net, to Mr Jas Thcmas, at *55 75 per 100 No 2, weighing 1380 net, to the same, at <21 25 per 100 No 3, weighing 910 net, to E A Smith, at $13 50 per 100 Richmond, 11th iuly, 1853. jr 12—It BOTANIC PKAUTICE OK ME" JS*^SS?DICINE.—DOCTOR E D. ROBINSON continues to offer bis services to the tflisted and especially to those suffering with chronic and sup posed incurable forms of disease The Dr. has been engaged in the practice of Medicine twenty years—ttie last twelve in this city, and, therefore, can give satisfactory reierei.ee. Thousands who are dragging out a miserable existence with Dys pepsia, Rheumatism, Bronchitis, Fiuor Albus, Dropsy, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Scrofula, Liver Com jJaint, Disease of the Lungs, Fistula, &c , might be speedily relieved, and many permanently cured Persons at a distance would do well to come to the city and remain until their nealth is restored. Extracting Teeth only 25 cents. Office on Franklin, between 13th and 14th sts Secret forms of disease treated with great sue cess. jy 12—2f llnalsp, Dlancure oc Co. ask the of dealers to the cargo tale ot Bug*r, Molasses, &c, 4c, commencing Tbla Morn- ■ log, at 10 o'clock, at their Wharl and Warehouse, at Rocket's. Sale without regard to weather jy 12 j JHTZS LUU& AT Tma:—families »w- Jp»2Ss*tft»g the country can get my Osisibss any ume daring the day or night, to convey them to u>y of the depots, steamboat or packet boat at a rewookble charge. H 3£IT . E9 , jy I2_3i Columbian Hotel. Mrfjilii B^WaJtksUl', VOfik thlt* Phyaleiajs, Office on Governor street, nearly opposite tbe Governor's House. mh 14—6 m* M 7.s»»tß Sc ULKMAV, DMUER •sIHk TAKERS. Governor street, between Mala and Franklin. fe 88-ly V, J. C ARSON <fc t«., N«. 41 43 a»eet, Baltimore, 36 Wsttr rttreei, New Terk.-A good aMcruneet of Bacon, Pork and Lard always oa »*«■"» and for sale at lowest market prices. Je 18—ly VIRUINIA WORM ItILJLKit,- m T Tl preparation, aow so popular, it reeauy taken by children, being very agreeable and pleasant to the taste; safe, prompt and oeitain la its operation. Prepared and sold by E J PICOT, Druggist KSb MCBAMOI ANB BANKIMO HOUSE OF C. W. PURCKLL * CO »ote* «rf Beatbera HunfMimn* B«ik, are redeemed as heretofore m par at our counter. (3TAII solvent Washington mall note*, will (or the present be redeemed at par from M-r chants. We esution the pablie therefore, against pavinc any discount on »mall notes dated at Washington. K" WUTitilt.- f.xnrt M uaea«*w fm Norfolk, Richmond, Petersburg, Ac, in. tended for shipment per steamer* Khmlh or JameiMWß, will hereafter be received bv Messrs ADAMS A CO., 59 Broadway, who are the only authorised agent* lor Express privileges by these ship*. Office of New York and Virginia Bteamshlp Com pany, No 32 Broadway. LUDLAM A PLEASANTS, Agent* New York. June. T. 1653- 13 rSb JW» Uitpacch Job Office Is prepared to execute la the handsomest manner, and on the most reasonable terms. Pamphlet*, Circulars, Handbills, Labels, Basinets Cards, Tickets, Blasts, Ac, and every description ol Prlotlsg. je 23—1 m U, Wm "I'aukk, Attorney at "KB Law and Notary Publlc.— fracticea in all the Courts of Henrioo County and Richmond eity. As a Notary Public, particular attention will be paid to the taking of Deposition*, (in or oat of hi* office) Proof and Acknowledgement* of ftoeda, Relinquishments of Dower, Ac. Claim* tor collec tion entrusted to him, promptly attended to. Office removed to No 52, three loorg shove City Hotel, oc North side of Main street, Richmond, Va. de 2—ly Neilce.—express packages for Nor- Petersburg, Richmond and the in terior, intended lor shipment per steamers Rsa. neke and Jamestown, will hereafter fce receiv ed by Messrs PARIBEN & KING, No 2 Barclay street, New York, who are the only authorised Agent* to forward our Express packages by those steamships. WM. B. PARISEN. Petersburg, je 15—lm J. H. KING,Ne«r York. The boyhood of gheat mem, intended as an example to Youth, with ill(u> t rations, 16mo, muslin—price 63c Th« object of this work U to place before the reader brief sketches of the early career of those who have fought their way to eminence and dis tinction in the various walks of life; and tbus to develope in the mind of youth noble testes and bigh principles, as well as to encourage, stimulate and sustain that spirit of industry which is essential to the attainment of any position worth striving for. McClintock's Second Latin Book: A Second Book in Latin, containing Svntax and Reading Lessons in Prose, forming a Sufficient Latin Header. With imitative exercises a vocabulary, by John McClintock, D D, 1-mo, sheep—price 75c. Just published, for sale by JAMES WOODHOU3E, jy 12 Late Nash & Woodhouse. VIVIAN ÜBUV, by Benjimin D' Israeli, mem ber of Parliament and Chancellor of the Ex* chequer, under the late Derby Administration, author of tne Young Cuke, Venetia, Henrietta Temple, See Philip in Search of a Wife— 25c Flirtations in America—soc For sale by JAMES WOODHOUSE, jy 12 Late Nash & Woodhouse. EST ANSWER TO UNCLIi TU.U.-J. W RANDOLPH has for sale, Ju'y I2th— Faber on the Difficulties of Infidelity, and Hall's Modern Infidelity Considered, with a Catalogue of ail the Books known to have been written on the Revealed Religion—sl Six Years Later; or the Taking of th 3 Eastiie, by A Dumas; vol 2nd and lust—2s cts Pothier on the Law of Obligations, or Contracts; 2 vol, new ed—Bß Appleton's Northern and Eastern Traveller's Guide—<l 25 Margaret Percival, by Miss Sewell, new edition —$1 50 Alexander Smith's Poens— 6'JJc Uncle Robin in his Cabin In Virginia, and Tom without one io Boston, by J W Psge—Si. Just publisbed by J W Randolph. C jpies sent by ■mail post paid to those who remit tne amount. jy 12 THE MKW EDITION or SUAK.3Pr.AtiK, PARTS 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, now ready at SMITH'S Literary Depot, Opposite the American Hotel. The Yankee Middy, or the Two Frigates; A ro mance of the Coast ol Maine. Illustrated—price 25 cents Helen and Arthur, or Miss Thusa's .Spinning Wheel, by Mr» Caroline Lee Hentz—price 60 c*s All of Mrs Hentz s very popular worse on hand Charcoal Sketches, or Scenes in a Metropolis, by Joseph C Neal—price 50 cts Six Years Later, or the Taking of the Baitile, by Alexander Dumas—price 25 cts Vols 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Gieason's Pictorial, elegant ly with gilt sides, back and edget. price $10 for the four volumes London Illustrated News, London I'unch and London Weekly Dispatch, just received per last steamer. Flag of Our Union, Waveriy Magazine, Honis Gazette, Privateer, Empire City. Banner, Blade, ate, all for this week, hor sny'is'ng in tbe News paper, Magazine and Cheap Publication line, call on SMITH opposite the American, regular agent for all the Foreign and American Periodicals, jy 13—It JUST i-t Bi-rIWUbU and Jo/ »ak- by B J EDDiNS, Under American Hotel. Uncle Robin in his Cabin in Virginia, acid Tom without cne in Boston, price SI Helen and Arthur, or Aunt Thusa's Spinning Wheel, by Mrs Hentz, 50c Charcoal Sketches, by J C Neal Loudon illustrated News for July London ranch for July London Weekly Times for July Eclectic Magazine tor July Bell's Life in London Part sth Shakespear's Works Nature s Nobleman, a Comedy in tivo acts, by Paraey. For any and everything in the Book, Magazine, Newspaper, Periodical and Cheap Public itiou ane, call or send to the Reguiar EstaolUhei Agent, B J EDDINS, Main Street, jy 12—1> Under American Hot»L IMPORTANT TO lltAVliLLfiuS AMil HOUSEKEEPERS.—Just received, a fine as sortment of Colt's acd Allen's Keating Pistols. The construction of these Pistols is axtremeiy simple. They can be drawn from the pocket and used with ono hand without the loss ot a moment Six shots can be fired as fast as a man can crook his finger Aii iu want of the above Pistols can save money by calling on the subscriber, seven doors a jwve the City Hotel, before purchasing. JAME3 WAL3«, Maker and Importer cf Guns, Pistols, Rides, <fcc. jy 18—6: LA own' UHRtiS tiO Ol*!S AT COST.— 1 shall offjr the oalance ot my stock ot Dreis Goods at cost. All In want of bargains in Bereges, Tissues, Lawns and printed J acouets, Gingaams, plain and figured Silks, Crape Shawls, Under Sieeves. Collars and Capes, Print?, worked and dotted Dresses checked, striped and plaid Muslins, fee, etc, have only to call at jy lif LEVY'S Cheap Store*. 'pOBACCO BOX BOAttI)S.-7D,ijj im A wide and bright seasoned Oak tobacco bo* hoards, cargo of schr Miranda, landing this day, for sale on the wharf, in lots to suit, at t&ir p ices and on accommodating terras, by if K BELVIW A PARKER ttom * cbr Goiuinsu, 0'150,000 six inch Cypreett »biag| M , goodw tick, for sale low, on Uie Wharf, by JAMES QUMN. | awarded fay leaving it at this oflhe Jy 12—It* B 'liOliit, ©t the loJowiug brands: SolW. Rlvanna, Mount •ale by Town extra, icceiving and far JUI i J FRY, MCaryatrwt 11 KOBlN.—Exchange B jc*store.— *-> GEO M WEST—Uncle Robfo In his Cabin ia Virginia, and Tom without one In Boston, by J W P»ge. of Virginia, 1 vol 12ao, cloth 91 00. celved this day and for sale jy ia mk FOIL aAL« Pit MIC.NT.-A JMK. Framed Tenement on French Gtrdea UitL— Apply to TOILER A COOK, A gouts, J? ** Peart Stmt FOK SALE.—A Mo 1 Dining Huoia Servant. S5 years old, to remain in the city, tnaiv to TOLER A COOK Agenu, _JyJB Pearlßtraet. jJTUAY t)Aif.-4 young Call swayed from D ita motherJo the lot <M a gentleman on Sboeko* Uil), where it ha* bam lor two day*. Ths owner oaa procure Uiesame by applying at this oAee and Wing for this advertiaeiMnt. jy i*_a