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wnrnrdit? Msrslig July 30, 1833.
Kril ;«rtnl C*rre*pendn»ee.
White Sulphur Sraisos, July 21-
This is Sunday i but as there is no preach
iog as far ss I can learn, ond as I have
read myself already into one long nap ° Ter a
book written about the evidences ol Christiani
ty—a fact of whiih I had no doubt before—l
hope it will not be thought a violation of the
Sabbath, if I continue my correspondence with
you. The rain lias taken its leave of us, 1
hope for days yet to come ; not a cloud dis
turbs the serene beauty of the heavens., and the
landscape is inexpressibly beautiful. You, as
well as the majority of your readers, are so
well acquainted with the main features of this
lovely valley, that nothing I can say will be
news', of course. To me, however, every
thing bears the appearance of novelty ; for
strange as it may seem, when the wandering,
uncertain sort of li e I hove led is taken into
consideration. I know less about the objects of
interest in my own State than I do about those
of most of the others. The day, 1 understand,
has been considered worm by those who have
been here for some weeks. To me, it has been
delightful, as you moy well imagine, nfter the
spell through which we have so lately passed.
The thermometer I have had no opportunity
to examine ; indeed, when a person feels no
inconvenience from the weather, he is not apt
to examine it, as a mon perfectly well thinks
nothing obout his health. The scenery about
this region, I should think, is ol i self so exci -
tingly beautiful, that it might make evpn a sick
man take up his bed and walk, without the as
sistance of the waters. There is a wild gran
deur about ihe mountains—and we have them
all around us—which contrasts strongly and
agreeably with the placid beauty of the valley.
The trees are of a deeper green than they seem
to be in our more sultry climate, and they im
press one with ideas of coolness and freshness,
which are surpassingly agreeable.
The White Sulphur Spring is, apart from its
Qualities, one of the moat remarkable phenome
na in a region abounding with strange freaks
of nature. It bursts from a rock, the end of
which has never been discovered, with the
boldness almost of a mill stream. The spark
ling purity of its waters have l.ng been the
subject of admiration to all beholders. To
eompare it to crystal, were to give but a faint
idea of its perfect transparency. In cold or
heat, in winter or summer, it still maintains the
same unvarying temperature. At no time,
efter the greatest variety of experiments with
the thermometer, has it ever been found to vary
the ninth part of a hair. It, likewise, invaria
bly preserves its pellucid character under all
trials and changes. No rain, how violent so
ever, or how mach soever it may discolor the
waters of the surrounding streams, has ever
had the slightest effect on this. It keeps on its
way, as though it were too pure to mingle
with the every day waters of the every day
world. When we take into consideration the
difficulty of reaching it, we may call it a genu
ine "diamond of the desert," though, to speak
truth, the valley in which it is situated is any
thing but a desert. Another peculiarity is,
that it is never, in the slightest degree, affected
by the lise or fall of the waters in its neighbor
hood. Indeed, in all respects, it is a fountain
separate and alone, having no fellow, and
nothing in the remotest degrre resembling it.
The Harrowgate waters in England have
heretofore been ihought to be mare strongly
sulphuric than any others in the world ; but I
learn that the present Earl of Carlisle, whsn he
visited this country as Lord Morpeth, about
eleven years ago, after having spent about a
fortnight here, declared that there werenosuch
waters in Europe. It is to be presumed, of
course, that he was familiar with Harrowgate,
and with the other medicinal waters, both of
England and the Continent. Sir Walter ticotti
in his novel of St. Ronan'e Well, says that
there was current in the neighborhood of that
famous watering place a legem! which repre
sented the Saint as having had a great conflct
with the gentleman in black, and as having, fi
nally, put him to flight, not until, however, he
had left a strong infusion of brimstone in the wa.
ter of the Well, into which he dived on his way
home.*;. The poor Shawaneee, whose favorite
hunting ground is said to have been this valley,
esteemed the White Sulphur very highly as
medicinal water; but we do no t read that they
ever thought of accounting for its sulphureous
qualities in the same way. Indeed, it may be
doubted whether they had a priest among them
capable of grappling with the old enemy so
successfully as did the Saint, whose exploit
gave a name to the Well justalluded to. The
fact is we suspect, they were too fond of play
ing the d—l themselves, to permit that indivi
as they were bad enough without him, it is
probable he may not have interfered with their
diversions. Be that as it may, the air which is
■o beneficial to every body else, was fatal to
them. As long ago as 1774, after the battle of
Point Pleasant, they left the valley and its trea
sures never to return. The property on which
the spring is situated, was originally patented
to _a settler named Carpenter, who was killed
by the Indians at Covington, a number of
years, we believe, before their final defeat. As
if to|distinguish it still farther from every other
species of property, while so many thousands
of estates all over Virginia have changed hands,
this is said to remain in those of the lineal de
scendants of the patentee.
According to the account given by Dr. Moor
man, ia hi. book on the Virginia Springs, the
first wh.te person who ever visited the White
* ° f pur P° 8e of trying its waters in
way, was a Mis. Anderson, the an
7zrrrr( ° ne ° f,h ° man > fami,ieß
na JL J" ' OUDd in * 11 Virgi
a desi *** * ,ed wuh 'hsumatism of such
com? n ChmC,er ' ,h " h «< >«*»" had be
Come totaHy useless, and she was he l ple „
a ten, f 1 7" ° ld * Her <rieod * Pished
* tent f or her on the margin of the spring, and
hollowed out a large tree for a bathing tub —
17»e bath was made hot by meuis of heated
mks.aad u» this primitive style, bathing and
drinking tho water, *he good lady effected a
eomplew cure of herself in the course of a sin-
KM<JD ' h»PP«ced in the year 1778,
onlv four yearn after the great battle of Point
Pleasant. Th * U,e proprietor. Mr.
"I™, poMeMWD i. in. A. 1... .. IKB.
Mr- Burke tells tie the provisions mode tor the
accommodation of vuitore was scanty, the ca
bins being all coniliucted of logs. Great im
provements hare taken place since that time,
and I learn from authority which I believe to
be good, that there are now accommodations
here for at least 1000 persons, probably for
1200. There are now about 600 here, although
people hare scarcely begun to come, and there
are not more than five or six in oil from Rich
mond. The month of August is the principal
month for them, ond there is evcy reason to
anticipate the largest crowd during that month,
that has ever been heie.
When the Central Railroad shall have been
completed to Covington, and the Covington and
Ohio shall hove united it with Memphis, what
a property the White Sulphur 4 Spriaga will be!
But my paper is out, so I must stop.
H. R. P.
The Philadelphia Fugitive Slave Case.—
la this case, which we have before mentioned In
our columns, a question of jurisdiction has arisen
between the United States Commissioner and the
State Court, which has given rise to much dlscur
sion. We therefore present o brief »totement of
facts, and of the action and decision thereupon.
On Thursday, Marshall Wynkoop recnivada war
rant l'rom the U. S. Commissioner Ingraham to ar
rest one Bill Fisher, a fugitive slave from Elkton,
Cecil countv, Maryland. The claimants and thrre
other witnesses tally identified the negro. On Fri
day, the Marshall was served with a writ of habeas
corpus from the Court of Common Pleas, return
able on Satuidxy at 10 A. M., and commanding him
to produce the body of said negro in Court Mean
while tho case of the fugitive had been adjudicated,
aid oil the papers made out by hulf.p&st nine of the
same morning. At 10 o'clock Mr Wynkoop enter
ed the Court of Common Pleas, without producing
the slave, and showed for cause, that the saia Billy
was in his lawful custody as Marshall of the United
States, under a warrant issued by the Commission
er, and that be had been lawfully adjudged to be
the slave of Jacob C Howard, of Maryland, and he
therefore refused to proauce the said Billy. After
arguments on both sides the judge committed the
Marshall to jail for contempt of Court. The Mar
shall afterwards applied to Judge Kane, of the U
S. Court, for a habeas aorpus, compelling the She
riff to show cause why he wai held in custody,
waich was granted; but on examination the Judge
concluded that it had been issued unadvisedly, and
the custody of the Marshall wis continued with the
Sheriff, with his previous orders to commit to pri
son. Matter* were in this position, when on Mon
day afternoon, the 96th, Marshall Wynkoop made
a proper return to the habeas corpus issued by the
Criminal Court by producing the body of the fu
gitive. The Marshall was then released, and the
fugitive committed to prison to answer the charge
pending in the State Court, and also tj await the
claim of the Marshall.
For a better understanding ot this important
case we add the following facts. It seeing that
Fisher, the negro, had, on the 22d of May, been ar
rested on a charge of assault and battery and in
citing to a rict, and Mr Littieton Hubert became
bail for his appearance at the next Qaarter See
eions. On his production in Court, Mr Hubert
claimed the right to the custodv of Fisher as his
bail. After very able argument by counsel, ttiu
following remarks and decision were made Dy
Judge Thompson:
Judge Thompson said, that the question was mads
to depend entirely mon the right tbe hail has to the
custody of bis principal. Let us see how the qaes
tion arises. |The Judge then cited the return ot' the
United States Marshall, j
The return shows that the claim of the Marshal to
the prisoner it prcperly founded. Thus far the case
presents no difficulties. The aigument has been to
show that the Court should remand the prisoner to
the custody of his bail. The matter is confined 10 two
questions—tirst, what does the prisoner ask? This
has not been discussed. The prisoner is heie, and
does net ask to be remanded to his bail. The second
is—who is to have him—the bail or the Marshal ?—
The right of the bail to demand tbe custody, and tne
Caurt to grsut it, is then the only question.
That the bail has the right to tbe custody when the
prisoner is taken from prison by him, is rot denied
He can take him wherever and whenever found, and
no one has the right te interfere with him in that
right. Though the bail has this right, if he suffers the
priioner to go at I?rge he becomes subjected to other
rights. This is settled by authority. The only diffi
culty is to apply these plain principles of law.
Tins Couit, while ready to sustain the rights of the
Commonwealth, or any other rights—yet where the
Kw points out a way for a bail to proceed, it is neces
sary for the rights of all that the proper forms of law
shall be complied with. This has been neglected by
the bail.
The Court nor an; body els; than the bail can com
pel the principal to appear in Court. Toe bail alone
can enforce it. He can control him on all occasions
and on pll days. He has more power than the Court
over him. Hubert, by the power of a bail piece,
could have grasped at any time and any where. This
he failed to do—but comes into Court and represents
a state of facts, which are rather represented by coun
sel than shown to exist. Still they are not denied —
By th-sse it appears that he has not enforced his rights
by taking out a bail-piece. This custody of the pris
oner was not an active custody. This being the state
of the case, cur present action cannot be to surrender
him to his bail. The prisoner don't ask it. He has
not attempted to exercise the ri«ht which the law has
confided t« him. We cannot take it for (ranted that
the Marshall would not let the bail have the prisoner
on a bail-piece. As the bail has taken the risk, we
will not interfere that he shall appear to answer.
If the prisoner should be conveyed to another State
the bail must take the means to bring him back. It is
the consequence of the risk he assumed If the pris
oner had been in actual custody this Court would not
hesitate to enforce a compliance witb tbe petition, ai
it did in issuing and enforcing the writ of habeas cor
pus. The Court would require him to answer here
Srit. '
There is no embarrassment in the case and no col
lision of jurisdiction. The fugitive law was never in
tended t3 suspend the writ of habeas corpus. The
Constitution of the United States declares that this
writ cannot be suspended but in the contingencies
therein named. Whoever should attempt it, would
conflict with that instrument, and he would be happy
in restraining the attempt as in the present instance.
As there isno conflict of jurisdiction, but is simply
of the prisoner, upon hiscoming in to ask it, we de
clare mat the jrisoner is not in any wdy under the
control of this Court, and therefore discharge him
from the custody of the Sheriff, where we plactd
The prisoner was thereupon taken into custody by
the U S Marshal, and immediatelv conveyed to a car
riage, and taken on the route to Maryland.
Mr Pierce, counsel for Hubert, asked the Court for
a bail-pi see, and was informed that It was a writ of
A bail-piece was made out, as we stated yesterday,
on the reccrd being tiled and handed to Lyttleton Hu
,artV. o> with several others, started in pursuit of
the Marshall and his prisoner.
ty Marshal Wynkoop arrived in Baltimore
ou Wednesday night, having in charge the fu
gitive slave Fisher, whom he surrendered to the
order ot Mr. Howard, of Cecil county, the
slave's owner.
I he Pictorials.—We are informed by one
of the proprietors of the New York Illustrated
News, that the picture of Richmond was
copied from a daguerreotype recently taken.
Whether it be accurate or not, he considets
that the publishers cannot be regarded as not
using their efforts to obtain a faithful sketch.—
We are satisfied of the correctness of the
statement, and regret that their vary credita
ble enterprise should have been ao unfortu
The editor of the Charlottesville Advo
cate haa seen the new notes of the MonticeU
lo Bank about to be started at that placa,
which it aays are very handsome. There are
ss, lOs and 20s—all having a picture of Monti
cello, and a likeness of Mr. Jefferson done in
fine |tyle,
The Examiner has several articles at an edi
torial character, some of which are upon topics
of general interest. The leader gives a sketch
of the valley of the Amazon, with a description
ol its productions, setting forth its claims to
the attention of colonists, and predicting its
occupation at no remote period by an intelli«
gent and industrious population. A rery high
compliment is paid to Lieuu Maury for hav
ing, by his zealous.and ingenious researches,
turned the attention of our citizens to the con°
sideration of the advantages derivable from an
extensive commerce in that almost unexplored
portion of the continent. Another article con
tains seme very just remarks as to the abuses
which have prevailed in the contract system,
and mode of executing the public printing for
the General Government. The writer very
properly complains that much of the work is
not only intrinsically useless, but done in a
most exearable manner, while a few favorite
works have been printed and illustrated in the
most gorgeous and expensive . style, when
cheaper editions would have answered all use
ful purposes. He concludes, as everybody
else his long ago done, who is acquainted with
the subject, that most of the money devoted to
public printing, goes to reward political hacks,
and that the elegant and costly works, pub
lished by authority, have been serviceable
chiefly as bribes to be scattered by public func
tionaries among the people. Neither party
seems to have any good grounds for attacking
the other, as both have participated in simil&t
The Whig has for its leader an article haad
ed "Bad Signs," in which disorganization is
predicted in the Democratic ranks. The wri
ter thinks that the free soil procli»itiea of the
President, and his appointment to office of
freesoilers and secessionists, while neglecting
the Union democrats, will cause a dissolution
of the administration party He thinks that the
opening of Congress will be the signal for a
general breaking up of the party ss now con
stituted. The Whig also quotes a communi
cation signed "Blue Ridge, which appeared in
Thursday morning's Enquirer. The writer
of that communication denounces the views of
the Secretary of War upon "the necessity for
constructing the Pacific Railroad by the means
and money of the Federal Government," and
says, "if such be the policy of the administra
tion upon questions of internal improvement—
lam off." The comment of tha Enquirer is,
"We shall have much to say respecting the
subject matter of the communication, before
such a measure is carried into a law of the
land. The Whig thereupon piedicts that the
Virginia Democracy will be "off" before long,
and great dissentions arise in the Democratic
The Mail has an article, entitled "Party
Adherence," in which Decatur's sentiment—
"our country ! may she ever be in the right,
but our country, right or wrong"—is quoted
with qualified approbation; but the writer
thinks that if the words "our party" be subsli»
tuted for "our country," the whole becomes
false and dangerous. He applies the senti
ments with the hypcthetical change mentioned,
to the action of the Democratic party, and
thereupon attacks General Pierce and his ap
pointments. He thinks that the Southern
Democrats ought to come out boldly, and de
nounce the administration, for the course of
policy thus far indicated and pursued, inde
pendently of all party trammels or considera
tions. There are a few other editorials upon
general topics.
The Enquirer has an article headed, "A
Party Without Measures to Propose, and
Without Principles to Stand By." The writer
charitably concedes that the Whig part* still
exists, but thinks it broken down atid disorgan
ized, and in doubt what to do, or what mea
sures to propose. He claims that the N. Y.
Tribune is the organ of the Northern branch ®f
ihe party, wilh its "platform of the Maine Li
quor Law, Land Reform, Agrarianism, Anti
Reniism, Anti Slavery, Women's Rights, and
kindred abominations, aud that the Northern
Whigs have no concert of action with their
brethren at the South, and that therefore the
party is divided, and capable of nothing but of
finding fault wilh the measures of the admin
istration, without either the disposition or ca
pacity of proposing any thing better of their
own. In another article a very high, and, we
believe, deserved tribute of praise is given to
Prof. W. B. Rodgers, formerly State Geolo"
gist, and fault found with the Legislature for
not publishing the last volume of his reports.
Virginia gels a merited scolding for her want
of liberality and foresight in encouraging such
The Times lakes up the communication of
"Blue Ridge," published in Thursday's £«-
quirer, and makes it the text for some caustic
remarks concerning that paper, and its pledge
to say something more on the subject matter
thereof. It also gives the Soutysiie Democrat
a few hits for its apparent hesitation in denoun
, j . ~v .... 0 ., t
War. The balance of the editorials are com
ments on the news of the day.
The West Family.—We published some
time ago from the Washington Republic, no
tices of the deaths of a Mr. and Mrs. West
from intemperance and want. They were
represented to have been natives of England,
where they were respectably connected; and
he slated lhat he had been educated for the
ministry. They left a little daughter who
was placed in the Orphan Asylum of Wash
ington. The story was a sad one; and it is
now made the more pitiable by intelligence
from England which leaves no doubt of the
truth of the statements of West. Attorneys
have written for legal evidence of his death.
Cuba.—lt is said that a famous house in
Havana has ordered to be built in New York
four substantial propellers, to engage in the
coasting trade ef Cuba. The New Orleans
Picayune hints that Vinas, the celebrated
Captain of the notorious Lady Suffolk, has or
dered a propeller to be built at the same
place, which shall be faster thaa any previ
ously built, to engage in the trade of another
coast—i. e. in the African slave trade.
tw There was left at the Dispatch Count
ing room yesterday, a twig, cut from an apple
tree near the Bath Alum Springs, containing
twenty five apples, closely set together. The
whole only occupied a space of not mora
than a foot.
A called meeting of this body was held cn Tburs
day|afternoon, In the Chamerlain's offise, to con
sider a report of the Commissioners of Streets gene
rally. Present, Messrs. Myers, MsCance, Scott,
Saunders, Scead, Haikins, Anderson, Carrlngton,
Maupin, Hill, Sheppard and Fry, (IS)
luraovxMKNTor stbekts —A report from the
Commissioners of Streets generally, was then re
ceived and read. It rec onuaended the adoption of
the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the Commissijners of Streets
generally nk leave of ihe Council to proceed forth
with to advertise for the construction of a bridge
over Gillie's creek ai the crossing ot Whsrf st, tne
grading of said street from Peach street, to the
lower line ot the city, and the laying aowa upon the
same a plank road 20 feet wide.
Resolved, Thst the Commissioners of StreeU
generally, recommend to the Council to appropri
ate the sum of 32000 io the extension of the culvert
on Dock street, trom 15th to Virginia street.
Ihe report was concurred in and the resolutions
were adopted.
Grading.—A plan for grading Msr.hillstreet, be
tween the Poor Hi.use and Shockoe Hi;l Burying
Ground, prepared by the City Engineer, was
The Commissioners of Street generally, reported
grades of streets, as follow a: For Leigh street west
of 2d street, for Adsms, from Main to Canal street,
for ltd, from Byrd to t ranklin street, for 22d street
from Franklin to Cary street, and of Jefferson from
Main to Franklin street. Approved.
Referred —A communication from W H.Gard
ner, asking to be exonerated from duty of lighting
lamps in Second Market, was duly referred.
A petition from A. F. Garner, for remission of a
tax upon a license for an ordinary, was referred.
Culvert on Dock Street —A communication
was receivedfrom the James River and Kanawha
Company, stating that they agreed to the proposi
tion of the city, to bear one half of the cost of con
structing a culvert on the Northern tide of Dock
street, from Shockoe Creek to 22d street; the work
to be done and paid for by the city, end tbe Compa
ny to refund to the city oae half of the actual cost
thereof with interest thereon, out of the net in
come of the Tidewater Connection and Dock, so
soon as the same can be legally applicable to that
object. Concurred in.
Recommitted— The Commissioners of Monroe
Ward, reported in favor of granting permission to
W. J. Clark, to build an iron railing before his
house on 7th street, between Franklin and Grace
streets, with a prcjection of six feet upon the street,
on condition that it be removed on ten days notice
from the Council. Referred to the Commissioners
of Streets generally.
Street Signs.—Mr. Maupin ofl'ered the follow
ing resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Commissioners of Streets
generaUy, make enquiry as to the names of the
different streets of the city, and if in any case it ba
found that two streets are known by the same
name, that they designate a new name for one of
them, and have leave to report by ordinance or
Police.—A report from the Committee of Police
was presented, recommending the adoption of the
following ordinance:
1. Beit ordained by the Council of Richmond,
Thit the Mayor, for such time as he shall think pro
per, exempt the Captain and Lieutenants of the
Night Watch trom the performance of ail or any of
the duties imposed on them, or either of them by
the Oth section of the ordinance passed on the 28th
day of November, 1850, entitled "An ordinance
concerning the Police "
2 A police cither shall be appointed to be desig
nated as fifth day police officer. He shall be nomi
nated Dy the Mayor, and elected in the same man
ner, and hold his office by the same tenure as the
2nd, 3rd ana 4th police officers, mentioned in the
Erst section of said ordinance. It shall be his spe
cial duty to explore, in the day time of every day,
every public street, lane and alley in the city, as far
as practicable; and perform ail the other duties r. -
quired to be performed by the first police officer,
under the 9th section of the said ordinance. He
shall have all the pc wer vested in the said 2nd, 3rd
aud 4tb police officers, by virtue of the iaws of the
commonwealth and ordinances of tin city
3 He shaii receive an annual salary of $500
payable quarterly by the Cham&erlain. »
The ordinance wm adopted. Tne Council will
meet this evening, to act upon the nomination
trt the Mayor for filth police officer.
Dead Dogs —On motion of Mr. Scott, it was,
Resolved, That the Committee on Police be in
structed to enquire into the expediency of acquir
ing by purchase or otherwise so macn land as may
be necessary to bur; dogs killed under the city or
dinances or of finding* some other mode of difpo*
sing of dogs so kilted.
Oo motion, the Council adjourned.
Haxall's Mills —The Mill buildings with some
improvements now in cjurse of construction will
present a front of two hundred feet by eighty-five
teet in depth, running twenty-four pairs of burrs
five and a half feet in diameter, and capable of
grinding a thousand to twelve hundred barrels
per diem, if the wheat be of good quality and con
dition. At a short distance (about eighty faet) from
the Mills, is a large store house, one hundred and
ten by seventy foet and five sto-ies high, and by
ingenious machinery the flour as fust as it Is bar
r«led, is elevated to a covered railway and carried
by its own impetus to the store house, where it is
either tiered up or shipped away immediately, as
the demand may exist.
The capacity for receiving, weighing and eleva
ting wheat to the various stosies is more than equal
to ten thouß&td bushels per day. And the neces
sity for large and expensive Mills, for rapid grind
iag, and spacious store houses exists in this descrip
tion of business, from tae fact that nearly the whjle
supply of wheat broeght to the Richmond mar
ket is embraced in a period of about eight months;
during which lima the receipts are very nearly
ground up, and the Mills stand idle for tha remain
der of the year ; when repairs are mada and im
introduced to be in readiness for the
eußuin* oiup. Tlwu U>"- a »h» l°°» ■««•' *•
mare than 800,000 bushels of wheat, and are ca
pable of grinding a million of bushels in about ten
months. The number ol barrels of flour, ''Haxall,"
aud "Richmond Columbia," ground last season
was upward* of one hundred and fifty thousand
The Milling department of the business has for very
many years been directed by Messrs Peter Martin
and Hubert A Kutto ; and to the latter of theae
gentlemea are the Meaira Haxall Indebted for the
convenient planning and at different timea enlarge*
mant of their Mill*.
The entire machinery and arrangement of theae
famous Mills are admirably peiject. The proprie
tors have spared neither pains nor expense in in
creasing the power and promoting the convenience
and facilities of their establishment. The demand
for their popular brands In foreign marketa is still
we doubt not beyond the capacity of their Mills,
great aa it ia.
IST The new fire engine manufactured by Messrs
J F *l L L Barnes for the Lynchburg Fire Associa
tion, has reached its destination and had a trial.
The Lynchburg Virginian says it is just what they
have a long time needed ihere. In the trial made
it threw water over the Morvell House.
• PutAsuwt and PaoFiT."—This Is the title of a
very pretty little book for the reading of the dear
young friends of the Dispatch It Is also styled
Lessons on the Lord 'Prayer," and contains many
pretty stories which will toush and deeply interest
their Utile hearts. It üby Mr Manners, a very
pleasant writer of stories for little children, Mr
Randolph has it for sale.
Cxlbbkation.—Ob Wednesday ant the Bucday
gcho'l connected with the Second Baptist Church,
will have an excursion on tie Danville Railroad to
Liberty Church, Powhatan county, where they
will held their annual celebration. A large number
of member* of the Baptist denomination, together
with numerou* invited guest•, will unite with the
school in their celebration. Th* entire arrange
mrnta for it have been made with a view to coaa
bine religion* and moral instruction with innocent
recreation and amuaem nt. The exercise* at the
Grove, near Liberty Church, in the morning, will
eonaiat of Tocal muaic with instrumental aecompa
niment by the Aimory Band, end addreaaea by
Meaara T B Wimton and R B Pott*. The afternoon
will be spent in delightful rural ramble* and plea
•ant recreation, and Smith's excellent Armory Band
will enliven the proceedings with an instrumental
concert of selected piece*. Thl* will no doubt
prove one of the most agreeable *oci»l excursions
of the season. The school and gueat* meet at the
2d Baptist Church at 6 o'clock, Wednesday morn*
ing, preparatory to proceeding to the Danville De
pot to take the car*.
Mayo's Bbidgb —6y a misprint, wa were made
to *ay, yeaterday, that the expenae of re corstruct
ing thi* bridge, would not be les* than 95000; it
thould have been $50,000.
Military.—The arechanic Guard turned out
with full rank* on yeiterday afternoon to render
the last tribute of respect to a deceased member.—
He wa* solemnly interred in the Shockoe Hill Bu
rying Ground.
have from L L Smith's Literary Depot,
opposite the American, "Harper'* Monthly" for
August and the 4th No of the '-Popular Educa
Mayor's Cocbt —No crimical case* before this
court yesterday
On the '29: a instant in fhe 19th year of bU age,
Master ROBERT G SLATER, aon of John Slater,
dec'd. His funeral will take place Thia Kvening,
30th instant, at 5 o'clock, from the residence of hia
uncle, Mr Robert Y. Slater, on Church Hili, to
which the friends and acquaintance! of the family
are respectfully invited.
the Public.—The undersigned noti
ces a card in the Dispatch of the 28:h. signed "John
H Bosher," an employee of the Richmond Fire
Association, relative to a statement which was made
in the Petersburg Daily Express of the 2(>th init, an
extract from which said Bosher publisher to wit :
"The entire fire department was monopolised by
'he President of the Association, who had th-m at
work on such portions of hia property as was not
The author of this, said Bosher says, "has told
a falsehood."
As i am that author, I desire to say that I intend
ed to convey the idea, not that the Preaii: ent alone
was imolicated in the n»glect of other prop; rty not
insured by th i Association over which ae presides,
but that the Association as a whole has been ne
glecttul, as I c»n substantiate; nor iia I the only
oue that has hai occasion to make th's grave com
plaint If Mr Bosher had inserted my whole com
munication in the Express, the public would have
seen that my charge was in soiritagainst the Asso
ciation. Fori say therein: "Now, I submit the
Question, is this just ? The City Council this year
acpropria'ed towards aiding the Fire Association,
82,500 And yet they cannot throw water on any
property that i» not insured in their monopo.izing
concern I hope oue or more independent compa
nies will be established here forthwith This will,
ultimately, be indispensably necessary. It is very
evident that every body cannot insure in the Fire
Association ; and yet .it s-ems, unites you do insure
there, when your property is in danger, water will
not be thrown on it."
So fa r then as any imputation against the Presi
dent, personally, is concerned. I disclaim it as not
intended. But in relation to the charge made
against the Association, I reiterate ia the full force
of the words I bave used. I need not take the
trouble to go about she city for proof o: this
charge; it is too we ii known and has been too often
asserted in our streets ; but I shall content myself
by adding the following in proof of what took
place on the night alluded tc in my letter to the
"We, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the
above statimont is correct; and that there was a
gross neglect on the part of the 'Fire Companies'
on the occasion of the fire, on Sunday morning,
the 24tn inst, ic net rendering assistance to those
who were greatly endangered thereby.
Daniel B Cobbib,
J Harvey Campbell,
J P Newman,
B M Mobkis,
Wm P Ckutchfield,
F H Habliston,
Daniel tiwsx,
J B Smith,
James Jeffbey3,
Jas B Fosteb."
Having in the above explanation disclaimed any
personal imputation against the President or any
individual connected with the Fire Assoc:»tion.
Mr John H Bosher wilt b3 p'eased to withdraw his
charge that "the author hus told a falsehood."
jy Mes»rs Kditots— Please say in your pa
per, for the intormation of those interested,
that the President of the Richmond Fire Atsocia
tion got up from a sick bed to attend the tire on
Saturday night last, and had to be carried home
wnile the fire was still raging, and was under the
care of a Physician far the balance of the night, and
of course, is innocent of the charge made against
him by a correspondent of the Petar burg Express,
jy 30—It* A FIREMAN.
BELL, would remind their friends and the public
generally, that they are prepared to receive and
execute all orders for rfook and Job Prlntiag
in any style or color they may desire, and on the
most reasonable terms.
Office—West corner Main and 12th streets, up
•tairs, over Alex Duval's Drue Store. jy3o it
To the Duguerrean Fraternity.
Wh ;n wili it be that we like others
Shall form ourselves a band ol brothers*
Th 3 healing art to keep out qaacks
With unity thus wisely acts;
And wny not we our interests watch,
Hold up the artist and put down the botch?
Tis easy if we ones begin
And show the mass they re taken in;
Have we no tnia evil to %li»y,
To drive them one by one with sticks away;
Or must they ever thus pursue us?
witk olrnlka aa a. LeWtfl.
Trades are forsaken and the arts disgraced
By gawks whose Ume is on the dollar based;
They who barns should paint and lumber haul,
Stick '-taken for one dol ar" on the wall. '
Then some to humbug little more
Stick 'patent process'' top their door.
Ail this is dote the ignorant to beguile,
When in their sleeve the wou!d be artist* smiie.
Yes, thoae who'd scorn tje Hector's skill
That ignorantly prescribes a pill,
Do quite as bad, nay, even worse,
Encourage him who robs their purse;
Distorts their features, then, with a grace,
Asks you if that is not your face.
j¥ m M. P. SIMONS.
HoUdfl OF C. W. PURCELL * CO.-
The note* «f the Honlhern Manufacturer*'
Bank, are redeemed m heretofore at par at our
Or All lolvent Washington *ma!l note*, will for
the present be redeemed at par from Merchant*.
We caution the public therefore, against paying
any discount on *mall note* dated at WaihiOKtoa.
N O TIC K . — Exprca* package* tor
VvA Norfolk, Richmond, Petor*bur j, itc , in
tended for *hlpment per steamer* Uouuoke or
Juineatowa, will hereafter be received by
Meaara ADAMS St CO., 5U Broadway, wjo are the
only authoriaed agents for Expreaa privilege* by
theae ship*.
Office of New York and Virginia Steamship Com
pany, No 33 Broadway.
New York, June, 1.1853. % l 3
rSSk W. D. DIftUIWKTUKtt. i.VI
Clean, two door* below the Columbian Hotel.
Oovoruor street, between
Mala and franklin. j„ j
iSris i;; 2
Injurious acids, SSrtSJS
to the Hair, that haa never been appro*cb«! t* l<m
other article. It will never turn
uiua it* color to the last, and ia a v,-e.,ufcu
ratic* that can be madMn ten minute?
trifling coat I will send the
gentleman, on receiving one dollar xLhf 7
C., Box 125. Poat Offly, B
It3b»lhat Messrs MINNIB fc
tuerreotypiata, 146 Main street, havo Rt
j>eauHful act nearer perfection than at
havebeen ( Their picture, of ladies and cbild J
are beautiful— they represent life admirably
gentlemen deaerve great credit for their sklmo'th*
wonderful art. Their wall* abound with
men* of the richest hue, and I feel a.suredK
either citizen* or strangers will paj tiiem '"*V*
they wiil not regret the time the/may
examining those precioua gems. jyfcj
be paid to the taking of Deposition*, (is or out i.t
hi* office) Proof and Acknowledgements of Deed*
Relinquishment* of Dower, tc. Claims for Muled
tion entrusted to him, promptly attended to
Office removed to No 52, threo ioor*"above C!t»
Hotel, on North side of Main *tree», ktehmoad Va[
VkTS T. J- CAHSUM dfc v il., 4 f
43 Light Street, Baltimore
and So. ;16 Water Street, New Vo™-A
good assortment of Bacon, Pork and LardaSwav*
on hand. Bnd for aaie at ioweat market price*
je 18—ly
J ?S Dispatch
Joi Office i* prepared to execute in the
handiomest manner, and on the most
term* Pamphlets, Circulars, Handbill.,
Labels, Business Cards, Ticket*, Blank.
Sic, and every description ot Printing. '
je 23—lm *
DICINE, by DB. E. i). RO3IN3ON.
E3P"Office on Frankiin, between 13th and 14th
itreew. iv 15-ly
wr, Jahn B* Waltonii t uuiu<copa«
ihlc Physician, Office on Governor
street, nearly opposite the Governor's House,
mh 14—fim*
NOTICE. —Fine oid Bavaaa ana Princ'pe Ci
gar*, to suit all trades; at whciesale aid retail.
10,000 Ei Neptuno Brtnd
5000 Barranco do
7000 De la florHabatii Brand
5000 El Leon do
45 000 El Ginile do
14.0C0 Regalias do
BWO Jenny Lied do
10,000 Bloomer bo
4000 Bough and Read? do
(9000 Venus do
9000 Diana do
15,000 Principe Eagle do
5000 La Ruenoaja do
2000 La Viiceanal do
6000 Eecuiapio do
Besides many other brands too numerous to men
tion; in store and for sale on accommodating
terms. Also, a general a?sortmeatof tins Tobacco,
Snuff, Pipes, Smoking Tobacco, Cicar Cases and
ail uth r articles in thia tine of business.
No 164 Main, corner of loth »treet.
at B. J. EODINS',
Under American Hotel.
* Miles Tremenhere; or the Love Test, by Annette
Marie Malllard, author ot Zingra thd Gipsey, &c —
paper 50c, clath 75c
Modern Flirtations, by C Sinclair—paper 50 cUi
cloth 75
Ellen De Vere; or the Way of the Will; Seqiel
to Harry Aehton, or the Will and the Way—s2s
The Robber's Wife—2s
Old ?ut; or tne Days of 70
Percy Effingham, by Henry Cockton—so
Bleak House No 17
The Practical Draughtsman—part 2J
The Popular Educator tor August
4SO Littel.'s Living Age
Belles Life in Londcn
London Punch
London News
Gleason, Barnum, &c, all fir this wsk; together
with everything in the Period::*; lias, for sale
wnolesals and retail, by
Under American Hotel,
Agent for all the Foreign and American Nawi
papers, Periodicals and Magazines. jy 30—It
PERS, &c, for sale by L L SMITH,
opposite Americin Hotel.
Harper's Magazine for August—a splendid num
ber, eontaV.ina a large selection of original articles
and 57 illustrations Price 25 cts per No, or $i a
year—subscriptions received Back numbers a!-
w- yi on band.
ttlhes Tremenhere; or the Lore Test; by Annet:e.
Marie Mailiard—cloth 75 cts, piper 50 otj '
Popular Educator for August—l2# cts.
Percy Effingham; by Henry Coc<tjn, aataor ot
Valentine Vox, &c—price 50 cts
The Robber s Wif •: a Domestic Romanes; by
the author of Rose Somerville—2s cu
Ravensd&ie; or the Fata! Duel—2s cts
The Illustrated lit cord of the Industry of all
Nations, Nos 1 aad 2 now reaJy--i2i cents each.
This magnificent periodical wilt be issued weekly
from the op-nlng till the close of the great Exaibl
ti.in and wiil be completed in 26 numbers.
Litteil's Living Aao, No 483—12# cts
Agnes, the Beauliiul; or the Gambler's Conspira
cy. A.vivid picture of New York Lifj—priea 25
Thompson's Bank Note Reporter for August—
12 j cts
Gieason's Pictorial, Barnu-n's Ntr**, Weakly
Herald, Post, Pilot, Police Gazette, aad all iiie News
papers for thtf week ready this morning.
in the Newspaper, Magazine or
Cneap rook buaiiwss, will b». furnished ou reason,
able terms, wholesale or retail, by
jy 30—it opposite AmericanHotei.
Acqust—Also the foiiowiug new Pubucalionsjuu
received and for tale by
A MORHI3, 97 Main street.
Introduction to the History of the Nineteenth
Century, by G G Gervious, Professor of History ta
the Univsrslty of Heidelburg, 1 vol, pa^er —price
30 cts
The Coin Collector's Manual, or Guide to the
Mimismatic Student in the Formation of a Cabinet
ot Coins; by HN Humphreys, with above 150 il
lustrations in wood and steei; 2 vols, Bohn's edit,
—price 82 50
iJo Loime ou the C restitution of England; a new
edition, with life and notes, by John Macgre<or, M
P; Bohn's ."tcudard Library edition—prioe SI
The Complete Angler; by laaak Walton aad Chas
Cotton, new edition edited by ' Ephemera ot
Bell's Life in London, 1 vol, engravings—? ice 75
The Domestic Medieal and Surreal Guide for
families, emigrants, travelers, missionaries, villagd
clergymen and sea captains, by Jabez H ogg—prica
37 cu
The Shady Side, or Life in a Country Pars josge;
by a Pastor 's Wile; 1 vol, cloth —pri»7Scts
The Live* and Opinions of £a ioeot Philoso
phers; by Diogenes Laertius, iiteraUy translated by
C D Yooge, B A; Bohn's library—price $i ?5
Jy 30
11 ha* received, July 30—
Humphrey •Coin Collector'* Manual, 13J plate*,
3 vol*—s2 50
The Live* and Ostales* of Eminent Philosopher*,
by Diogene* Laeruu*, literacy translated OJ 0 1>
Yunge, B A—sl 85
Gerv'nu*' Introduction to the £l*tvry oi the 19th
De Lolme on the Conatltution of England; a new
edition, with Life and Note*; by Jno Macgregor,
M P-il
Valuable new English and American work* a»
regularly received M 131 Mt'.a * treat. Jy 30
KW BOOKS.—GEO M WEST, 3 and « E*-
chsnge, offura for sale—
Harper'* Magazine f«r Augu«t—2s eta
Dlogeoes 1-aertius'iLtvaa of the Pntloaopharv—f'i
l)e Loiaie on the Constitution, by McGregor—#l
Humphrey'* Coin Collector'* Manual, 150 Cluatia
bus —$ 1
Oervmus' Introduction to the H story of ths 19th
Century—2s ct*. Received thl* day.
jy 30
received by JAMES WOODHOt'SS,
fy 3o Eagle Square.
also Willow Key and Trar«ttag BsskoU, j u»t ie
eelved and for *al# by
jy3o BULKU* * CO. ,

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