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THE DAILY DISPATCH.
BY J. A. COWABDIR.
Tfa* DAILY DISPATCH to *«rved to Mtoerib«n
•t •!> AND * »D»*TM CENT* FIR W»rptnl)l< t»
the Csrriw weekly- Frtee tor mailing, if* yearta
•dvmaoe.
The W*h«lt Dispatch to ImvM *mry fridar
aad mailed to mberribm at f! per annum.
MFOR RENT—An office in the "Law
Building." Ima>#d!%te possession given. Ap
piv to n>. ffe 14} TOLER k COOK, Agent*.
BFOR RENT OR SALE —The Beau
fol farm called "Roeedell," three mile* from
town, on the PianMße*d.containing 2."i acres, with a
■mall dwelling. The soil is well adapted to garden
ins purposes.
The owner would Rent or Lease for a term of
years, on easy term*, to a good tenant Apply to
EI)WD. D. EACKO,
ft* H Geo. Agt. and Co*lector.
FOR RENT —A new HOUSE, No.
<6, Tyler's Square, Nicholson street. Applv to
I- 11 —U H. W. TYLER.
®FOR RENT - FRANKLIN HO
TEL now kept by Mr. Ja*. T. Reams. Posse*-
•ion liven on Ist February next. Apply to
Jal9-w E McADAM
EFOR RENT—The large and desira
ble house on Grace street, between 7th and
Bth. (near the Catholic Church,) at present occupied
by Mr*. Coleman. Possession given immediately.—
Anplyto 3. B JACOBS,
ja 12—ts at Garrett & Anderson'*, 40 Main it.
fgT MOST VALUABLE AND~T)ESI^
■La. RABLY LOCATED PRIVATE DWELLING
ON 7TH, BETWEEN CLAY AND LEIGH BTS.,
fOR SALE —The subscribers are authori«ed to sell
that verv valuable and desirably located Residence
on the West line of 7th, between Clay and Leigh
streets, (opposite the residence of Conway Robinson,
Esq..) recently occupied by Mr. Samuel Ayres, and
now by Mr James L. Ege. It is built in the best
manner, is In perfect order, and has ample accommo
dation* for a large and genteel family, A only to
fe 9—fit GODDIN fc APPr.RSON.
®FOR RENT—A brick dwelling, on
27th street. Church Hill, now occupied by Mr.
Chiles, but can be taken po*sej*ion of on the Ist of
March. It contains six rooms, and has a kitchen at
tached. Rent $200.
f- '3 TOLER fc COOR, Agents.
#=■ FOUR ACRES OF GROU ND,
Kit WITH A DWELLING AND STABLE
THEREON. IN SYDNEY, AT PRIVATE SALE —
We are sutborlzed to treat, privately, for the sale of
a square of GROUND in Sydney, nearly adjoining the
public square, and bounded by Mair, Franklin and
streets, having a Inrge and beautiful front on
those streets Besides, there is an excellent Dwel
ling. Stable, tec., recently built, while the property is
well enclosed and drained.
Being admirably adapted for building sites, and lo
cated in the most rapidly improving part of Sydney,
this praperty is highly valuable, more especially es
this !s about the iast opportunity for purchasing land
In Sydney by this square, so near the city.
Terms.—On-fifth cash; balance at 1, 2, 3 and 4
years, with interest, and satisfactorily secured.
jaso—ts TAYLOR fc WILLIAMS.
® DWELLING HOUSE AND VA
CANT LOTS ON CLAY STREET. AT PRI-
V ATE SALE. —Forsale.anew btick COTTAGE on
Clay street opposite the residence of Peter D. Giinn,
Esq., containing from six to eight rooms with usual
outhouses, ell finished in n'ce style, the whole pre
raises presenting a remarkably neat appearance, with
150 feet of ground on Clay street, adjoining the
above, running back about 150 feet.
A long credit will be given for a considerable por
tion of the purchase money,
ja 30 TAYLOR fc WILLIAMS.
4S> WATCHES. —A very large and
varied assortment ot WATCHES, JEWEL
AV -L RY and SILVER-WARE, rnav he found at
•■•►tlie store ot the subscriber, 106 Main street.
Expecting also to receive, in a few days, from Liver
pool and London, a supply of those celebrated " Da
vid Taylor" and ''Beazley " WATCHES, in hunting,
ni&eic and other cases, which, added to his large
stock of other English makers, chronometers, an
chors, cylinders, duplex, Stc., will make his stock
compare with any importer in the country.
fe4 ELIAS HALE, IC6 Main St.
FOR BALLS AND PARTIES.—
Ladies in want of HEAD-D it E S S E S or
FFE I' RES of any description, would oo
— to call oa CHAS. H. LOEWENTHAL.
at his French Flower Emporium, Millinery and
Fancy Store, on Bread street, corner of 3d street, as
lie is desirous of making room for his spring importa
ions. Ladies may expect great bargains.
CHAS. H. LOEWENTHAL,
ja 13 Bread St., corner of 3d.
GREAT REDUCTION IN ft
THE PRICE OK HATS AND BOOTS. j§'
From fifteen to twenty per cent saved by buy
ing from J. H. ANTHONY, Columbian Hotel
Building, Richmond.
Moleskin HATS, of best quality $3 50
Do do second d 0..*.... 300
Fashionable SILK HATS 2 50
Fine calfskin sewed BOOTS, 3 50
Fine calfskin sewed SHOES 2 25
J. H. ANTHONY has made arrangements with
one of the best makers in the city of Philadelphia to
supplv him with a handsome and substantial calfskin
sewed BOOT, which he will sell at the unprecedent
ed low price of #3 50. de 1
~jjt BIRDS, BIRDS, BlßDS.—Seven-
splendid CANARIES, received yes
«®*terday from New York.
Also, 2 dozen different styles of C A G E S,
for sale at
fe I ALLEN'S Arbour.
Removal,— a chance for bar-
GAINS IN CHINA, CROCKERY AND
OLASS WARE.—R. L HICKSON.No. 218, Broad
strt et, being about, to remove to Main street, will,
tor the next three weeks only, sell off his present ex
tensive and well selected stock at cost and charges.
This he considers preferable to paying the expense
of removing and incurring a heavy loss by breakage
—thus verifying the old saying, ''that the first loss is
always the beat."
Therefore, now is the chance for the inhabitants
ofShoekoe Hill and vicinty to supply themselves
with China, Crockery and Glass-ware, and an end
less variety of other goods, both useful and ornamen
tal.
rfjjj N. B.—The Store and Dwelling for
.■IX. rent. Apply as above. ja24
hoisting machines
FOR WAREHOUSES.—Every mer
jjfl I Ij Sa chant and owner of a warehouse
i 1 n T should have one of my improved
I XJ j Ijw HOISTING MACHINES if he ha.
LIbESV I Wy Eoods to hoist to the uppw story, as
'I BK be w '" save time and expense, to say
nothing of the safety of his goods 2
or 3 stories above his head.
These Machines have become in general use in the
northern cities, and in Baltimore I have made many
hundreds.
I have three sizes, to suit large or imall ware
houses.
Messrs. LEE & CO. are my agents in Richmond,
who receive all orders and give all information for
the same. JAMES BATES,
Iron Foundry and Hoisting Machine Manufactory,
No. 13 President street, 3 squares north of the Phil
adelphia Railroad Depot, Baltimore, Md.
fe 7—dim
OFFICE UNION STEAMSHIP CO. )
Richmond, Feb. 1, 1554. 5
NOTICE TO CONSIGNEES.
aaniiiMhAll Consignees of Goods by steamships of
this coirpany's line, from Philadelphia, are hereby
notified that the LIABILITY of said Company CEA
SES as soon as the goods are landed on the wharf, as
that is according to law —the bills of lading being
then fulfilled. And all goods not taken away on the
day they are discharged will be stored at the expense
of the Consignees.
By order of the Director*.
ROBERT RANKIN,
fe 6 Agent Union Steamship Co.
FREIGHT, FREIGHT.—
BEK&BSBoats ROSE, CABELL and MO
BILE are running weekly between Richmond and
Tye River, and will receive freight for that point,
Scottaville, Lynchburg, or any other place on the
canal. Engagement* are solicited for these boats for
the freighting of iron, plaster, lumber, machinery, or
any article not liable to damage.
W. F WALDROP, Agent,
Richmond Planing Mill, 9th street, rear Paper Mill,
fe 9—l m
XfIRE, LIFE AND MARINE INSU-
A RANCE.—The Richmond Fire Association are
bow prepared to issue policies of I muranco on the
above description of risks on as reasonable terms as
any similar company, and respectfully ask a share of
the patronage of the public. Applications will be re
ceived at the office. No. 223, corner of Main and 9th
streets, where the officers will cheerfully furnish all
Information that maybe required. All losses prompt
ly and liberally trusted.
JAMES BOSHER, President.
Johm H. Bosnia, Secretary. mh 17
NOVELS.—Received aid for sale
~' by JAB. R. 0188, 63 Main street, opposite City
Hotel—
Mrs. Partington's Carpet Bag of Pun; 50 c .
bSubt *
lswSiffiSe®* I*** Byron sad his Daoghters. By D'
Temple, a Love Story. By D'lsraeli;
So'eentc lj ° ekwooi ' * MoT#i - ** Catharine Crew.
atn7 - * 3 ""
Attic Philosopher in Paris, or a Peep at the World
Tli« Wb«,l of Port*o«. By Nad Buatline; 25e.
. Frank »»«««, og Dangers of tow. By J. H.
' i
DAILY DISPATCH;
VOL. IV.—NO. 98.
THE DAILY DISPATCH
The circulation of the Daily Dispatch cxcecdi
considerably that of all'tha Dally paper* of Richmond
oomfclned.
RICHMOND, VA
WEDNESDAY MORNINO. FEBRUARY 15. 1#54
gPt RIT OF THE PRESS. * '
The Enquirer alludes to a sugge*tion thrown oat
by that paper at on early period of the Legislature,
that while no additional expenditure should be in
curred on account of original schemes, the availa
ble energy and capital of the.State Bhould be con
centrated on the great work* now in progress. Al
though no particular works were specified, there
was one which, of all the schemes in the State, was
thought most deserving the confidence of the pub
lie. namely, the Covington and Ohio Road. The
Enquirer admits that it wns mistaken in its opinion
of the temper and sagacity of tl»e Legislature; for
while there has been no difficulty in procuring ap
propriations to plank roads and turnpikes, a great
work of State concern is left to live only in the con
ception of its projector. The Covington and Ohio
Rttilroad hill, through no default of its friends, has
encountered successive defeats in the Legislature,
and unless the proposition now pending for the
reconsideration of the subject prevail, we must
abandon all hope of its ultimate passage. —
The Covington and Ohio Road is the keystone of
the arch—if that falls, the whole system ot public
improvement in Virginia must tumble to the earth.
All other works depend'on this. Unless they have
access to the Ohio, the vast outlay in their construc
tion will bejlittle better than a* idle waste. If we
abandon the Covington and Ohio road, we destroy
the system and coherence of our policy of public
improvement— we leave'the branches without a
trunk to supply strength and vitality. The En
quirer concludes with the following paragraph:
We trust the Legislature will reconsider its opin
ion and reverse its decision One member has
made the unblushing confession , that his conduct
is determined by bargain and intrigue; we would
tain believe, that higher considerations control the
action of the Legislature. We hope members will
rise above local prejudices and petty combinations
and will strive to promote the interests of the State
without reference to schemes of individual ambition
and advancement.
fit is presumed that the article above noticed was
written previous to the vote in the House on Mon
day night.]
The Examiner has a leader on the banking sys
tem of Virginia, alluding, in the course of remark,
to the proposition to recharter the State hanks. —
Considerations ol policy enjoin a postponement of
the subject until tie winter of 1855. The European
war will tend to inflate every branch of business,
particularly banking. To grant a new lease of life
for thirty years to the great banks at such a time,
would give a fillip to expansion, to which the in'
flations consequent upon the war of 1812 would be
prudence ar.d moderation itself. On the contrary,
if the charters are withheld, the banks will keep
their sails furled, their hatches down, and all things
ready for winding up their aff airs if the charters
should be refused in 1855. Inflation would be pre
vented, and contraction and prudence would be en
forced. The Examiner is in favor of the appoint
ment of a commissioner, armed with visitorial pow
ers over the "independent banks," and with pow
er to report, at any moment of time or period of the
year, upon any bank he may think proper to visit.
The Whig replies to au article in the Staunton
Vindicator, charging it with wishing to make Rich,
mond the grand focus of trade, whilst all others
may sink for want of necessary suppport. The
Whig thinks its case a hard one—charged here with
trying to ruin Richmond, and elsewhere with wish
ing to ruin all the rest of the State for the aggran
dizement of Richmond. The Whig desires to
make the metropolis the centre of all improve
ments of the State, but does not believe that would
tend to injure any portion thereof. It thinks it
possible, by a judicious system ot improvements,
to make the interest of every section of the State
identical—to bring about a oneness of feeling and
interest in all the parts—and to make each and
every improvement contribute to the aggrandize
ment of the whole. It is the only means by
a thorough Virginia feeling can be created in all
the borders ot the Commonwealth. The Whig
argues that the Central Road, constructed on a
wide gauge, while it would benefit Staunton, would
also contribute to the general prosperity of the
State. In its second article, the Whig alludes to
its own course on the Nebraska bill, with respect
to the leading feature of which it never had any
objection; and proceeds to compliment Mr. Doug'
las, who has exhibited a rare and commendable
fearlessness, which forms an enviable contrast to
the conduct of Mr. Everett.
The leader of the Penny Post is a sketch of St.
Valentine, concluding with an allusion to the custom
of sending valentines, which it says, is very agree
able and harmless when kept within proper limits ;
but which is too often abused, and made the instru
ment of wounding the feelings of individuals, by
coarse allusions to their infirmities or peculiarities.
We observe also several other editorials, one of
which strongly condemns the proposed change in
the corporate powers in the town of Bath.
The Mail presents an array of reasons why the
South should sustain the Nebraska bill of Judge
Douglas. It is proper that Southern inca should
show not only that they have rights under the Cons
titution, but that they mean to have those rights
respected. In another article the Mail favors the
passage ot the bill that has been reported by a Se
lect Committee of the Senate to reduce the heavy
tax on the agencies of Life Insurance Companies
of other States, or rather to put an ad valorem tax
on their receipts, and proceeds to show why Life
I usurance in our State should be encouraged.
Hon. John Y. Mason.—We have heretofore al
luded to the reception of Mr. Mason, our Minister,
at the Court of France. It ia stated that when he
presented hit credentials to the Emperor, he was
introduced to the Empress, who conversed with
him in English for about half an hour, and
aitcrwards forwarded an invitation for the grand
ball which took place at the Tuilleries the following
evening. One of the imperial carriages was sent
to convey the Ambassador to the Tuilleries and re
conducted him back to his hotel. Mr. Mason ap
peared in the Court dress heretofore worn on offi
cial occasions by American Ministers, which was
gratifying to the Emperor and Empress and all
others present
Singula* Accident.—The following accide*
has been before noticed in our columns; but for the
purpose of correcting some telegraphic errors, we
give the correct version from the Picayune of the
6tfa. One of the wounded men has since died.
About dark last evening, a very serious and pro
bably fatal accident took place on board the steaui -
! boat Chenoweth, now lying at the levee. A passen
ger who had comedown the river from Mississippi
paid one of the cabin boys, named VVm. H. Martin,
/. m. c., two dimes to take his baggage ashore from
the boat. Among the baggage waa a loaded rifle,
which carried a half-ounce balL The waiter, in
taking the baggage ashore accidentally hit the ham
mer of the nfle against the chime of a barrel, when
the rifle exploded, and the ball passed through the
head of Prask Meyers, through the neck of another
ffli, and entered the shoulder of a third person.
oCtbeperaoM Injured were taken to the Chari
ty Hospital, and it is thought they will not survive.
The wounded men were deck hands on the boat.
RICHMOND, WEDNESDAY, FEB
SEHERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA.
SENATE.
Feb. 14,1854.
A large number of bill* were reported from va
rious standing Committee*. Among others the
following:
Amending the 6th section of 18th ehapter of the
Code to Virginia in reference to bond* of public
officers.
Mr. Docola*, from the Committee of Finance,
presented their report on the debt, resources, reve
nue and expenditure* ot the Commonwealth. 1000
extra copie* were ordered to be printed.
The Chair laid before the Senate, a communica
tion from the Executive, enclosing a list oi the Com
missioner* of this State in other State*.
Resolutions of enquiry were submitted. Among
others the following:
By Mr. Baldwin: To amend an act passed the
4th of February, 1812, to incorporate a company to
establish a turnpike road from the city of Rich
mond to Williamson's tavern, so as to authorize the
stockholders under said act to sell the capital stock,
right and privileges of the Company to the Rich
mond and Charlottesville Turnpike Company, by
a vote of a majority of the stockholders of said
Company.
Mr. McKexney: Of reporting a bill to amend the
charter ot the Norfolk City Gas Company.
BILLS PASSED.
Making an appropriation for the completion of
the Pennsylvania, Morgantown and Beverly Turn
pike Road. Ayes 27, noes 13.
To incorporate the F,l Dorado Turnpike Compa
ny. Ayes 31, noes 10.
To legalize the subscription of Wythe County to
the stock ot the Wythe Turnpike Company. Ayes
31, noes 3. [This bill had previously passed the
Senate. The vote was reconsidered on motion of MrJ
Tate, and the bill amended on motiou of that gen
tleman.]
NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD.
A bill concerning the North Western Railroad,
was taken up, and an amendment proposed thereto
by Mr. Turner elicited a long discussion.
On motion of Mr. White, the bill was laid on
the table.
The Senate resolved to meet on and after Thurs
day at 11 o'clock.
On motion of Mr. Johnson, the Senate adjourn
ed.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES.
Tuesday, Feb. 14,1854.
Committees made reports:
The House considered and adopted a number of
resolutions of inquiry, And received and referred
petitions—none of very general interest.
The unfinished business, being the consideration
of the bill to provide for the completion of the
Covington and Ohio Railroad came up in order,
pending the motion of Mr. Barnes of Marion, for
its indefinite postponement.
Mr. Barnes spoke briefly in favor of his motion,
and was replied to by Mr. Smith of Kanawha—af
ter which the indefinite postponement was rejected
by the House without a division.
The vote ordering the bill to its engrossment
was then reconsidered by a vote of 101 to 29—and
the bill wa3 then laid on the table.
The Senate bill amending the charter of the State
Stock Bank of Richmond, was taken up, and the
question being on its passage, it was supported by
Messrs. Mayo", White and Anderson, and op
posed by Messrs. Rutherfoobd, Mallory, Tom
lin, Kemper and Campbell, and rejected—so to
7C>. [The bill reduced the minimum capital from
$100,000, to $50,000.]
The bill providing for the removal of free negroes
from the Commonwealth, and establishing certain
general regulations with regard to them, was taken
up and made the order of the day for Saturday
next.
The bill increasing the capital stock of the Fred
ericksburg and Gordonsville Railroad Company,
was made the order of the day for Friday next
ELECTION OK SUPERINTENDENT OF THE PENI
TENTIARY.
The joint order of the day for the election of a
Superintendent of the Penitentiary, cams up tor
execution.
Mr. Garnett, from the Special Committee ap
pointed to investigate the conduct of Charles S.
Morgan in the matter of the application of S. A.
Smith for pardon, made a report, accompanied by
the evidence taken before the committee. The Com
mittee in their report, while they exculpate the mo
tives of Col. Morgan, declare that they deem his
conduct is justly liable to censure, as from his posi
tion he ought not to have used his influence to sway
the mind of the Governor in the case. They con
fess that his motives were pure, and that he was ac
tuated by humunesympathies. The report and the
evidence were ordered to be printed.
Mr. Tomlin moved to (postpone the election of
Superintendent on the ground that he had not read
the evidence, and wanted to do so before casting his
vote for or against Col. Morgan.
The House refused to postpone, and after a dis
cursive debate the motion to postpone was again
renewed and again rejected. Messrs. Haymond
and Wallace who defended Col. Morgan with
much zeal from any imputation upon his motives,
or his fidelity to the public interests, expressing
their willingness to acquiesce in the postponement.
Before this discussion, however, Mr. Mayo had
nominated Col. Morgan for re-election and Mr.
Carter, of Lee and Scott, had nominated John W.
M. Ely, the Delegate from Lee, for the office.
A great deal of debate ensued, in which many
members participated. Finally it was determined
to read the evidence and the Clerk proceeded to do
so—and with occasional interruptions, had pro
gressed within a page or so of the conclusion—
when,
On motion of Mr. McKenzie, the House ad
journed.
evening session.
The evening session was devoted to the confide'
ration of bills in their early stages, and nothing of
general interest was definitively acted on.
Destitoctivk Fire at Richmond. Kknti-cky.—
The Lexington Observer learnß troiri astagepßg
eenger that on Monday last, the 6th inst, a fire
broke out in Richmond, in the hardware store of J.
W. Gilbert, which destroyed a whole square con
sisting of eighteen houses, among them the dry
goods store of W. Halloway, Mr. Wheritt's jewel
ry store, S. K. Turner's dry goods store, and Kurtz'*
large furnish ins: establishment. Upon all the prop
erty destroyed there was but little or no insurance.
Piron, the French author, having been taken up
by the watchmen of the night in the streets of Paris,
was carried on the following morning before the
lieutenant of the police, who haughtily interrogated
him concerning his business or profession.
"I am a poet, sir," said Piron.
•Oh! oh! a poet, are you?" enid the magistrate;
"I have a brother who is a poet."
"Then we are even," said Piron, «for I have a
brother who is a fool"
Promotion.—Mr. Thomas A. Bain, son of Geo.
M. Bain, of Portsmouth, has been promoted to the
command ot the ship Alexander, owned in Balti
more. Mr. Bain is just 21 years of age, and has
worked his way up in the short space of five year*,
from a boy before the mitt to hi* present position.
i- The Tappahannock Gazette think* if the Legisia
ture would give them a railroad to the Junction, in
a short time Tappahannock would strike a mark
above Pettrxbujij, Richmond and Fredericksburg,
in the way of giving prices for produce. Well,
there s nothing like having a good opinion of one's
self—Fred. Herald.
We learn that twelve enterprising gentlemen of
this place have recently purchased a Lead Mine in
Albemarle. It lies near the famous Faber Lead
Mine, which is mid to be very valuable. We hope
they may realize a handsome return tor their out
lay .—Fred. jVear*."
Fin* I* Essex.—We regret to learn that the
residence of John M. Garnett, Esq., near Loretto,
was destroyed by fire on Tuesday last. Mr. G. was
enabled to saro almost his entire household furni
ture, yet the loss on hi* dwelling, which was unin
sured, is quite heavy.—Fred. Her.
The freight boat Clinton, which pa«sed over the
dam below the month of North Hirer, and through
the Balcony Pall*, two or three week* ago, ha* been
got out from the place where fe hung—without in
jury, but with very great difficulty—and will soon
be in service again. The labor was perforated on
der the direction of Mr. Robert Payne of Lexington,
\lAfnckburg Virginian.
Imxjgxatios TO CVMA.—Mi FitUnutero quotes a
journal of Corufta, a* stating that a proposition I*
being agitated in Spain tor the introduction 0f50,000
native* of Galiciainto Cuba, as agricultural labor
auela,—O.jPfesfWM g!
UARY 15, 1854:
SuDMtK P*ath.—itr. H. Clopton, of New Kent
county, 4ied very suddenly, Fob. 10, on the road
leading from Rtfchnxmd to Williamsburg. He had
left hi* home for the parpdee of attending to eome
business, and wa* apparently in his usual health;
but on arriving at hi* destination he complained of
«ickne«|, and in less than five minutes afteward*
was a corpae.
Tonic Al*.—Messrs. Dudley & Co., of this city,
are furnishing a very fine article of Ale, designed
particularly for invalid*. It haa tonic properties
of a peculiar kind, and said to be very agreeable
to the taate. Those who desire any tiling of the
sort are referred to Dudley & Co.'s advertisement
in this paper.
Mrs. Elizabeth Stillwagonwas accidentally burnt
to death in Connellsville, Philadelphia, a few day*
since. It is thought her clothes took fire whilst
lighting her pipe. She was one hundred and fifteen
yeart old, and wss quite active for one of her age.—
She had two sons born before the Revolutionary
war, in which her husband was a soldier, and at
one time a prisoner.
Barnun ia engaged in writing out his own life and
adventures. It is suggested by a northern paper
that although Barnum is a very clever fellow, half a
million persons are ready to "take his life " the
first opportunity.
It is stated that Ex-President Fillmore is about
to be married to Miss E. P., only daughter of a gal
lant U. S. officer deceased, and a lady of rare tal.
ent, superior accomplishments and large for.
tune.
The advertisement announcing the sale of the
Bedi JBiamond ring, in the New York papers, wa g
a hoax. On repairing to the designated place, the
would-be purchasers fonnd! they were themselve g
gold.
Lectobe.—Mr. John R. Thompson, of this city
lectured in Library Hall, Petersburg, on Monday
night The Democrat says:
The lecture more than satisfied the expectations
which Mr. T.'s known talent had excited. The
audience listened with the most marked attention,
and indeed we have ■ rarely heard an address with
which we were more amused and instructed. Such
an insight into the grand old days of yore, we feel
assured the people of Petersburg have never before
heard.
Sales of Real Estate.—The Fredericksburg
Herald says:
The " Fall Hill" farm of Dr. R. L. McGuire, ad
joining Fredericksburg, was sold at public sale last
week, for $2,780. It contained 192 acres, accord
ing to the old survey. Rev. J. A. Billiogsby, of the
county, was the purchaser.
The Stafford farm advertised by E. Conway,
containing 175 acres, was bought by Mr. James
Thorn, of this place, for $2,250.
, The brick house occupied by Sylvanus Jahnson,
on Washington street, Petersburg, was slightly
damaged by fire last Monday night.
JudgeT. S. Mays, a much valued citizen of Mont
gomery, Ala., died on the 4th in?t., at his residence,
near that city, ot pneumonia. He was the editor of
the Montgomery Journal in 1832 and 1833, and ex
ercised a large influence at that exciting period.
VIRGINIA MEDICAL AND SURGI
▼ CAL JOURNAL.—JAMES WOODHOUBE.
Main street, has received the February number of
this valuable periodical. This number contains the
following original contributions:
1. The Spiual System in its relation to Practice. By
Marshall Hall, F. R. S., of London.
2 Elephantiasis Oracourne. By Dr. Thomas Pol
lard, of Richmond.
3. Rupture of the Urethia. By Dr. Hunter,*f Har
risonburg, Va.
4. Periuterinea Phlegmon, By M. Valleix, of Pa
ris.
5. Skulls of Flathead Indians: (with two plates.) By
Professor Johnson, of Richmond.
6. Osteoid Cancer, (with a plate.) By Dr. Peticolas,
of Richmond.
7. Remarks on Pneumonia. By Dr. Semple, of
Hampton, Va.
8. Hydrophobia. By Dr. McCaw, of Richmond.
Together with a chronicle of improvements and
discourses in medical science; translations of Roger
on Emphysema, and Hirtz on Croup, etc; reviews of
Lawrence 011 the Eye; Wragg on Hygiene; Book
Notices; Medical News, Stc.
Terms: Five dollars a year for two volumes of up
wards of eleven hundred pages. Fifty cents a single
number. The American Quarterly Journal of Medi
cine. or the Lancet, and the Virginia Medical Journal,
for $9. Subscriptions received by
fell JAMES WOODHOUSE.
QfM I BBLS, COFFEE,
&\JYr 70 do. Crushed SUGAR,
50 bblf. Pulverized and Granulated do.
15 hhds. prime Porto Rico do.
100 bags Brazil do.
100 do. Java COFFEE,
. 400 .ides SOLE LEATHER,
100 boxes Bxlo and 10x12 WINDOW GLASS,
50 do. Family SOAP,
700 bushels prime new CLOVER SEED, receiv
ins and for sale by
fe 2 LEWIS WEBB k SON.
D ALLEY'S PERFUMED ERASIVE,
CHEMICAL, TRANSPARENT SOAP OR
WASHING AND BLEACHING COMPOUND,
eaves half the usual labor, using one dry bar only for
a week's washing for ten persons. For sale by
R. R. DUVAL k BRO..
ja 31 Bank Square.
pLOTHING STILL LOWER, AT NO.
102 MAIN STREET—STOCK ON HAND
LARGE. —We are now under full headw ay for large
tales, small profirs, quick returns and a small stock*
We are determined to reduce the stock. The goods
on band are new and good, and bargains will now be
sold in every kind of thick winter CLOTHING, by
application to the subscribers, at No. 102 Main «t
ja 31 KEEN, CHILES k BALDWIN.
T|RAWERS AND UNDER SHIRTS.
U w« have in store an extensive stock of Nett,
Merino and Shaker Flannel, Canton Flannel and
Jeans Drawers; Silk, Merino, Shaker and Canton
Under Shirta, with a large assortment of Silk, Me
rino and Cotton Half Hose, which we will sell very
low. WM. F. ADCOCK h CO.,
ja 31 Mais at. under American Hotel.
"DARBY'S TRICOPHEROUS, AND
JL> LYONS' KATHAIRON, articles for promoting
the growth and beauty of the hair, for sale by
fe 2 CHAB. MILLSPAUGH, Druggiat
BAY RUM—An article warranted to be
of superior quality, for sale by
fe 2 CHAS. MILLSPAUOH, Druggist.
pOD LIVER OlL.—Rushton, Clark &
V Co.'*, and Samuel Simes* Cod Liver Oil*; fresh
supplies received and for sale by
fe 2 CHAB. MILLSPAUOH, Druggist.
17RUIT.—Dried Peaches and Apples, for
r sale by A. E. MOORE,
fe 4 I#o Broad s*i
I? LOUR.—Family, Extra and Superfine
J- FLOUR, for sale by
fo< EDWIN WORTHAM t CO.
AND BAKERS' FLOUR.—
A Choice brands, receiving and for aale by
fe 1 J. j: FRY.
fpAKINA COLOGNE—A Ml supply of
X the genuine article, for wis at
J. BLAIR'S,
f» 3 Broad at., opposite the Depot.
"tfANCY GOODS.—Fancy Goods in great
J- variety, at wholesale or retail.
fe* • ELIAB HAU, 106 Main $t.
CAFETY FUSE, Blasting and Kifle
0 POWDER, Hvdraalic CEMENT, for sale br
fe 10 Davenport, allem it go
PAISIKS. -25$ boxes bunch Baisins—
■Aw whole, half end quarter boxes,
fe 7 Ne. If Mslaserse*
IMDELLIBLS INK.-KUMw';
1 We UK. witfc the pwpamioa, •**
withoat the preparation, wr tale .atpa
BroaTat.
A LA-180 Mb. N«w York frnb Ala,
•fj—^iSßaSeSltti
PRICE ONE CENT.
(CELEBRATED TONIC ALE.—Tkia
fimSS^dlS
Xt Aw Fare Malt a»d Hop,
ba"s r » M,b - ,k '-
koodoo and Amtrim
on hand and <br ale «t the lowit
Deliveredinan, p? rt %f^tf^fc p d e I L':
lif ORE NEW BOOKS, AT 6SO M.
I*l WE9PB, NTOS. 5 fc6 IXCHANGT
Rankin'* Half-Yearly Ab*tract of the Medical Sci
ence*. July to December, 1893—#1.00.
•^sixftss^h&ssjr* ll
.The Old Brewery and the hew Minion How at
" the Mit *" iu
«£&.'■%s SgT"* 5 BtOT *
Alice " T • mother, withfour engraving*
..ltl e .&22 « t , he M " t ' or Life in the Port-
Wlulor «°4 Man-of-War, by Jacob
American Railway Guide and Pocket Companion,
for the United States, containing correct or
time of (tarting from all station*, distances. fare*, etc
etc, of all the railway line. hTthVv.£ itoller
!Ji «,SLSS mp j e !f "»?'• •J", the principal
•teamboat and stage line* running in connection with
raiJroads; loc.
Stß4nUhip " d
T> ANION'S ABSTRACT—Received at
J" RANDOLPH'S Bookstore and Bindery.
* Romance of the Revolution. By
w -G- Bimm*. Newed. with plata»-#I.2S.
Whig Almanac, for]Bst—l2c.
De Quincey's Essay* on Philosophical Writer* and
other Men of Letters, 2 vole—flio.
Vei.lß Law and Equity Report*—B2.
i>Ss,fr
White Slavery of England, compiled from official
document*, with 12 p late*. By J. C. Cobden-f 1.25.
Young Dnke. By D'lsraeli-37c.
January No. Rankin'* Half-Yearly Abatraet—tl.
ASA FAMILY MEDICINE CAR
~*-.TER'S SPANISH MIXTURE ctand* pre-em
inent above all others. Its singularly efficacious ac
tion on the blood; its strengthening and vivifying
qualities; its tonic action on the liver; its tendency
to drive all humors to the surface, thereby cleansing
the system according to Nature's own prescription ;
its harmless, and at the same time extraordinary good
effects, and the number of cures testified to by many
of the most respectable citizens of Richmond, Va„
and elsewhere, muat be conclusive evidence that
there la no humbug about it.
The trial of a single bottle will satisfy the most
sceptical of its benefits. For sale by
BENNETT k BEERS,
* e 10 Druggists, 125 Main street.
OH. & N. G. CHALKLEY, Grocers
e AND Commission Merchants, 14th street,
below Cary, keep conatantly on hand an assortment
2vEl in l? Laguayra, Java, Rio and Manilla COFFEES;
r . £ f r> a " « rade, > MOLASSES, BACON,
FISH, LARD, family extra and inperiine FLOUR,
SOAP, sperm, adamantine and tallow CANDLES;
LIQUORS, cheering and smoking
TOBACCO, CIGARS, be. &c., which they offer for
sale as cheap a* the cheapest, for cash.
fe 10—d6tc4t*
CIME'S PURE COD LIVER OIL.—
KJ We are in receipt of 12 doz. Pare Cod Liver Oil.
prepared on the banks of Newfoundland by Samuel
Simes, Esq., Pharmacien, of Philadelphia. It w the
purest and roost reliable article made, and iaused by
the medical faculty of Philadelphia in preference to
all others. Just received and for sale by
fe 10 BENNETT k BEERS, Druggists.
VIRGINIA WORM-KILLER.—This
T preparation is far superior to any vermifuge now
in use. It is prepared especially for children, being
mild and pjeasant to the taste and readily taken; at
the same time safe, certain and prompt in Us action.
For sale by E. J. PICOT t CO.,
fe ' 3 Druggists.
A CCORDEONS, FLUTINAS, CASTI
■f* NETTS; Bronzed Iron, Glass, China and Mar
ble Paper Weights; Pastile Burners; China and Glass
Colognes; Terra Cotta Puff Boxes and Card Holders;
Bohemian Cigar Stands and numerous other fancv
articles at [fe 13J BULKLEY k CO.'S
"jV/TETALS. —We ask the attention of Ma
•LvXchinists and others to our stock of Metals suita
ble for their use, consisting of sheet and bar Lead,
Spelter, Sheet ?..nc. Sheet Steel, refiaed Block Tin,
refined Antimony, Solder, &.C., tc., which we offer at
the lowest rates.
C J. SINTON k CO.,
fe 13 Sign of the Circular Saw, 71 Main st.
pOUNTING HOUSE DESK FOR
SALE.—An excellent second-hand mahogany
DESK, suitable for a Commission Merchant's count
ing room, for sale low by
PURCELL, LADD it CO.,
fe 3 Druggists, 92 Main st.
The old brewery, and the
MISSION HOUBE AT THE FIVE POINTS,
by Ladies of the Mission, 1 vol—7sc.
Autobiography of an Actress, by Mrs. Mowatt, a
farther supply— •1.25. Just received by
fe7 JAMES WOODHOPBE.
OIL. —Tanners' and Machinery Oil, a No.
1 article, in bb's., for sale by
fe 10 J. J. FRY.
Butter and buckwheat—soo
lbs. fresh Roll Butter, and some superior moun
tain Buckwheat Flour, for sale by
fe 10 J. J. FRY.
T)IO COFFEE.—BOO bags, some prime,
11 for sale.
fe 10 FLANNEGAN, STOKES t CO.
T AVA COFFEE. —150 bags for sale.
fe 10 FLANNEGAN, STOKES k CO
SUGAR.- 200 hhds. New Orleans, Porto
Rico and Cuba in store, for sale by
fe 8 LEWIS WEBB k SON
SOLAR, LARD AND SPERM OILS,
■ constantly en hand, in casks and bbla-, of supe
rior quality, at the lowest market rates, and for sal*
by BENNETT It BEERS.
fe 10 Druggist*.
PEPPER, ALLSPICE, GINGER AND
X CLOVES, receiving and for sale by
felO BENNETT k BEERS, Druggist*.
—1500 kegs Nails, all sizes, for I
fe l" e ' FLANNEOAN, STOKES k CO.
gEEDS. —Timothy and Clover Seeds, for
feU) 6 " FLANNEOAN, STOKES fc. CO.
T>ACON, BUTTER AND LARD.—Con
•D staotiy receiving and on hand, supplies of these
articles fresh frem the Valley.
felO BROWN It SHOOK.
I) AC ON, BEEF TONGUES, Ac —
U Pfime Kama, Side* and Breast Piece*; smoked
Beef Tongues; also, strictly piiaae Lard, ju* received
and for sale by
fe 10 WINSTON k POWERS.
CUPERFINE FLOUR .—"Haiders,"
KJ Guthrie end "Banker Hill" brand*, receiving
and in store, for aale.
fe 10 BROWN k SHOOK.
T IME.—Virginia Lime, in stow and for
fal0 leby WINSTON k POWERS.
Ti/TOUNTAIN BACON. —7000 lbs. in
fe IS t ° re ' f ° r **'* ** BROWN k SHOOK.
XT E WSPAPEE F I 8. for Reading-
Room*, Hotek, kc., a good
»—"•""
QF.A-QRAK& BASKETS.—-English Sea
)J Grass Basket*, Palmetto and other Baaketa, for
*fol? ZIMMERMAN.
CHILDREN'S BATHS.—lnputs' Baths,
\J root Tube, Sponge and 81tt Ba*yto*toby,
fe 14 corner of Mala and ISth at*.
PRESTON A MF.RRII .1/8 INPALLI
IT BLE YEAST POWDER, ft* makta* Bitad,
Cake* fcc, for atUe by ALEX DuVAL,
fat* * MiMahut
fiftf 111 AMBROSIA CIGARS, a faro-
OVVV rite
WOLFE'S htHEti*AM
Dieretic^^jngy.
n9ffMHM||H|HKr
M um»
• DAQUHMftßOiro** <c '»*»
MonSwh t2«•iimilbHii. ?£»*•»
*«wfci»y, htm. i. num,'» -iu
BP** Wo charge U made. i 1!
mwrS&^E-I
OSBORNE ft tending oat mm of ike ' -«-
ture« in the ko««n> wbrid. B* bu oti Wtii eT*
pictures at the loweit poaiiWe price. u ,
faß Bign ef the Mammoth AiaerSZ/Vl**-
i>icHkoyD MWiirafe 1
JA> FACTORY—The foHotrtof are the wWifc'" *
® a »- "
Half TTo*' ""fc" 1W to, ' ? BoCUm> m -T* r **- '
Pt. t jS" &' ' •
?'•. *»< *°- «0. Mfc dd i
t, Aq 50C. • A»
All bottle, not retaniM *ffl Mrtrgil" 1
for it the above zstet* Wins hottlee if Mitiiiefrr
3tis&M2(££3£F "• ~.
't" k """ h " 0 ""S"s ■>»'
Jal7—t» Ko. aw. Broad Weed i^Stod
Lee &ca, ship chandlers and
I COMMISSION MERCHANTS, have rcineve4 ;
to their newbnck tenement on the Dock/whirl
th SLK? "nda*ei tatsal»* ...... uma'tfot
SOOO lb*. Manilla and Russia Cordage, fromgna to _ s
« Spwyatn, Marttee HSbtofhie, I®'* «
hnet kc.; Marline Spikes Calking Iren*, 3r»|wh JWlt
"*** "~ s l •'
PATENT BLOCKS—A new and superior antel* » >
sss&ji-a™- 0 """
Serving Mallets, Trucks, Belayist Piaa Log-,! ' ,
Reel*, Log Chip*, Log Slate*, Log and Cargoßook*, ?
Q.OILB. —Sperm, Lard, Whale and Boiled Linsped
PAINTS. —White and Red Lead, Whit# ZUm>" . 4
Paint, and mixed Paint* of all kind*.
STORES.—Meu Pork and Beet, Ba«oft, Hanfa, •'
Side* and Shoalder*, Sugar, Coffee, Tea. Molaase** ~
and other Groceries Picklei, Catsups, SftstariTCay? " S
enne Pepper, Ground Ginger, Spice, CltiM anrfr, >A
Pepper.
An assortment of Crockery, Wwedwart, Ac., shit*-
hie for vessels' use, all of which were pur«ba**4 Ottuanii
CMh, ufl mostly from manufacturers, ana we Are de«
termined to sell at small profits in order 4* mak* '<"*
quick sales. it
9 1 " We have a young man at our eld stand on th£ '
Basin, who will attend to out Bent* | and we have li
there, storage for the bulk of 3or 4000 bhls. Flour. ,
which we •hoald he pleased to have occupied. '
j a2t ~ 2m -
"VTEW GROCERY AND COMMISSION
' HOUSE.—The Subscribers have this day asso
ciated themselves together under the style' and firm
of LOCKETT fc PANKEY, for the purpose of
conducting the GROCERY AND COMMISSION
BUSINESS. They have taken a store on 18th,attest; K
between Mam and Cary streets, and will, in a few
days, have a well selected assortment of Otoe«rte£'''
Wine*, Liquors, to., and respectfully solicit, a call u
from their friend* and the public genUrtJlyV '
H. W, LOCKETT, .
D. Y. PANKEY. .
Richmond, Febi-nary Ist, lIM. • fog 1 • '
npHE " WHITE GREASE" irane*,' 4 w
X convenient and economical substitute fortax, and mi i
other lubricators for the axles of transportation cart., <
omul busses, carriages, drays, wagons, Ac. It'hiftor ' 1 ° '
affected by the weather, retaining the same ccoisis
tency winter and rammer. It does not gum on the
axles, and is cheaper and more durable than wmf< •* »
other grease in use. t
For sale in tin canister* of three rfnd its lioWna,
and in kegs of 25,50 and 100 lbs eeeh, br ;•< I.V
RALE'S HOISTING MACHINES.-^
JLf We are agent* for the sale of Mr. Ha. BstoMU "»f*t
HOISTING MACHINES, and will furnish then at <»
manafactarer's prices, with or without the framef, **
Sample* may be lean at oar store, on " f'
OOTANIC PRACTICE OFMEJJXCXNE. " '
JD DOCTOR E. D. ROBINBON continues to offer'
his services to the afflicted, and especiallytkoeesu* •••.*'
fering with chronic and supposed incurable forma oI ,~s
disease. The Dr. has been engaged ih the practice of '<
medicine twenty yean—the last twelve isttbfci eity*iiii*>
and thsrefore can give satisfactory reference. Tbou»
sands who are dragging out a miserable existence with • *
Dyspepsia Rheumatism, BronchitU. Fluot AUwfr
Dropsy, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Scrofula, Livdr Coo* 11
plaint, Disease, of the Lungs, Fistula, <lc , might hv I
speedily relieved and many permanently -curfd}—
Person* at • distance would do well to come* t» fhsr' 1
city and remain until their health is (MtonA **-«c >aW
treating Teeth only 25 cent*.
Office on Franklin, between 19th and 14th street*.
Secret forms of disease treated with great Ulfa
*WAR! WAR!! WARMi-^otwittj-.,.
I f Handing the continuation or war between .
Turkev and Raaaia, and With priee»»f proHrtrfWfaod»"? «.
labor in conaequence thereof, BUNDS, SMHEA,
and DOORS are yet manufactured for tfie '»aine o'cf
price, at the old eatabliahed fiactory of the atthaeritef : <■[<>} A
MItES AMBLE*, H , M M
ja >7—ta " '">* M
r< UANO, PLASTER ' f H
\ST MANURES.—Am the above named ertielee ape > *
transported on the Virginia Central Railroad at verj
low rate*, notice ia hereby given that they will only" ' t
be received at the Depot and tcapaported "KO
time* a* may ault the convenience of the company. ,
By order of the Board. »
E. JL OtLL, Uttjpt, .. ; M4l>
Richmond, Febuary 3,1854. ft S—2m * .
/ZJ.ARDEN SEEDS, warranted fresi an<i
\J eemiiae, obtained from the celebrated eeeda- " 11
men, R. Sinclair, Jtfc Co., Baltimore. The* ,Hh*
are of the fineet qaflity, and anch a* will recommend
themselvea. They ere from eoe ot the beat Beeta*
man In thi* country. A foil aupply of the above i«et
received and for ail* by w-"r-,.u t
R. K. DUVAI# Ik BfcOTHBI*
fe 9 Bank Bqfaare.
npo the citizens and stws ;>i ;
1 gers visirmo the ciT^-if#J«® »
get TOUT Hair cat and dreaeed in the btait a»d »ie«t " * )
adproved atyle, and yonr Whiaker* i.
beautiful black or brown eelor. eell AJiO*; ♦iU
SON, at|the Hair Draaaioc, Sbavfcg. ibam»ot»bat«Bd
Bathing Saloon, under the American Hotel.
N. B.—Hot, Cold and Bbower Bathe can be had
daily*, from 6 A M. to •P. M ,"d ontitordey tolL
P M. single bath 25 eenta, or 6 tiWtWiforW.
trance on 1 Ufa §trfL .. , t . :i , ». V/ * U *11
AJEW EMPORIUM.—FRAJN Olb> AJ. JL! I *>»
• *
the Mle of CONFECTIONARY, bothet t*M
liahrrent, at the CORNER QW BROAB- AMD Is
3H r Sm"S. a s , Kar , =—
er Hiaaaaortmratof Good* for CbrietMe ii
«*»«■ fcc, la complete. : ;M „„ d»19„
AWING TO THIS ADV AN C K !«.*»
V/ FLOUR, Baker* have been compelled t* «Aft •wii
vance tbe price of craekera to the fellowiaf
Water and Pilot 8read......
The 5 cent loaf ia now email, and it la fee red thwr
will be oempeltod, to ea«e thetcMivea, to ehertfw '
caqt* for the aaaae. .«
pORN MEAL.—» 3 bbb. feto*lfo»*4»
V CoraMeU, reoeiving title u»oi»ia«. m
t&.-ef
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