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TUESDAY MOftNHtO, AUOUST 33, 1854. SECOND ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE VIRGINIA STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY REPORT OF BUB COMMITTEE ON PREMIUMS. (Apprartsd 6a the Kxeeutite Committee ) The wo» commitl*e charged with preparing • schedule of premiums for the Annual Meetlnr and Exhibition ol 1894, hare performed the required duty. Together with the schedule, (here annexed,) th«v ask: leave to submit the pr iuclples and reason* of their action la the proposed changes from, or ad dition* to, the premiums oi 1853. Experience has shown that there was eith-r much ambiguity of expression in many of the pre vious offers oi premiums, of wrong construction and mlsunderstandinc by claimants, or by the Judtres of awards, or both. Sundry changes of language, or of required conditions, in the present schedule, are designed to prevent many of these former errors, then caused by the novelty of the procedure and the inexperience of all parties. The general object kept in view la preparing the present list of premiums, was to endeavor, by the stimulus of such honorable rewards, to induce ser vices or elicit information, which will most conduce to the benefit of practical agriculture. Even when duly observing the strict limitation fixed by the Constitution of the Society, to offer premiums for such subjects only "as are likely to benefit agricul ture, horticulture, or the auxiliary mechanic arts," stilt the proper and legitimate suojects for our pre miums are Innumerable—and of measures of value far exceeding any precuniary inducements, or honors, that this Society is able to offer in premiums. Under these circumstances, the sub committee have aimed to offer the highest premiums for the objects or services deemed ol most value ior information and instruction, and the most difficult to be prcpsred and furnished—and for which, therefore, there will always be fewest claims and awards in proportion to the number of premiums offered. The conducting of accurate ex periments, sufficiently varied, and on a laree scale, is deemed the service requiring most intelligence, care, labor and cost to the operator, and of which the results are likely to be most beneficial to agri cultural improvement, labors and interests. Hence, premiums generally among the highest in amount are proposed for these services and the results, when of suitable and sufficient value; though these premiums are still very low, if considered as re muneration for such services, even when they may be successful in obtaining the premiums offered. The next most important aid to agricultural in struction is the presenting practical Information, and useful facts, in essays or other written com munications—and which is also, next to experi ments, the service the least likely to be performed, In proper manner, of all the classes of subjects for which our premiums are offered to induce the per formance or exhibition. Therefore, for this ser vice also, more and higher premiums are proposed. In the hope of more successfully inviting many and tbe most able competitors, and obtaining the most valuable services of this kind. The exhibition, comparison, and correct deci sions of the superiority of agricultural machines, implements, &c. make aoother and perhaps the next most important means for aiding agricultural improvement. The new as wrll as the former and gtlll retained regulations,and offers ol premiums. are designed to give every proper facility and induce ment to bring together all new and u»elul machines and implements, and also to enable future buyers to be most benefited by the exhibition and compari son of all, and awards of superiority for the best. — For the first of these objects, competitors are invi ted from all sources and localities; and (different from the policy of some other Societies,) the same implement or machine, so long as it is deemed tbe best, will continue to receive either a premium or other honor, as being still the best exhibited. For the second object, the benefit of the buyer, the name or description and price of every machine exhibited are required to be affixed and published. Without these requisitions, a premium awarded lor a certain article, at a certain price, may serve to putt and aid the sale of other very different, infe rior, or worthless articles; or, ii the same, or as good, at much higher prices. In regard to greatest products of land, important and valuable subjects as these are lor honorable distinction or reward, it has been deemed necessa ry to exclude all products of such small spaces an can afford no indication of superior merit or profit of the cultivator. The far greatest number of premiums proposed is lor live stock ol various, and ol all useful and generally profitable kinds. In this, the largest por tion of the schedule, now as before, the sub-ocm uiittee have proposed but little alteration of the subjects for, or amounts of premiums. One class only of those before designated, is omitted, viz '■Imported''animals. But all sueh, if indeed supe rior ior their useful qualities, will be admitted to fair and equal competition for other premiums, with other animals ot like qualities, ft is presjin ed that if any animal is not superior, for its quali ties, to other animals of like kinds and qualities but of different origin, it ought not, either injustice or policy, to receive a premium because "im ported,'' instead oi being quite as good and rear ed at home. These general statements and reasons are enough fur their object. Their application may be seen in niany minor alterations of the former schedule, which would be tedious and useless to refer to sep arately in this preliminary report. As there are numerous products of the mechani cal or fire arts which, though not legitimate or ad missible subjects for our premiums, would be in teresting subjects for a public exhibition, and use ful to invite the attendance ol visitors, it is further proposed that the proprietors of all such articles be invited to bring them to the Society's exhibition, and that suitable space on the grounds be assigned to thein, and all the care and attention required, and that can be given. As necessary to sustain the principle* sought to be respected in the schedule of premiums submit ted, the sub-committee beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following negative regulation by the Executive Committee: that no new premium (except such as may be offered by individual do nors, and on agricultural implements and machines to be imported from Europe,) shall be offered alter the first publication of the approved and adopted schedule. If the opposite rule is pursued, and still more, if new premiums are offered even to the last day of the exhibition of the articles, there can be no general or lair competition for these late pre ralums.' Under such action, it usually occurs, that any single article presented, of good quality, or plausible pretension, for which no premium had been offered until very late, or not at all, and which therefore had no competitor, will be far more likely to obtain a premium, than if the pre mium had been duly offered at first. In fact, pre miums offered at a very late date will generally be framed to suit a certain and only subject then In view, instead of subjects being elicited to suit and to compete for the offered premium. Jn regard to many subjects which may be offered for premiums, but especially as to experiments, the whole year Is too short a time for proper com petition. The preparation for and seeding of wheat will always have passed long before the offer of premiumi for the current year can appear. The earliest publication that can now be made may bo too late for other experiments requiring winter preparation, or early spring progress Hence the expediency of, and urgent necessity for the earliest possible adoption arid publication of the premium list. In addition, the sub-committee ask leave to recommtvd that all approved subjects or experi ments for which premiums will be offered, shall be continued for at least two years, or looser un law deemed sufficiently investigated, or otherwise not requiring further trial or encouragement. t.DWrND RUFFJN, 1 G*NI*AL KVLIS IN BKOABD TO PRKMIt'MS wiifZ£Si& h' 9 li° n,titlltion of Virginia .rf V, n , all ? aie * ,uch M are likely to benefit ■grlculture, horticulture, or the auxiliary mechanic wit." •2. The decision* of the Judge* of awrrd*. u to e mer M» of subject* will be respected M final In every exercUe of their legitimate authority. But •ny award* made contrary to the requirement* of the rule* for directing and restricting premiums, claimant*, or award*, will be disregarded or re verted by the Executive Committee. 3. No subject, (whether aalmal, implement, writ ing, or other,) for which a premium or honor it of fered shall be deemed entitled to either, though be ing the beat or the *ocond beat of all of the kind of fered, unlet* such article U deemed by the judue* of sufficient merit to deeerve such reward. , 4. Aay animal, machine, or utensil, which shall have had a premium awarded to It once, as bein» the lu htod exhibited, *h.n not th "ebTbS debarred from claiming and obtaining the like dia particular .object shall «ill Msst f pLAf*exhibition, ot yjgs r „. 01 teatimooy io the cue **&*"*** &e * cuuwt be da ' wtfj!"* eom^ imwß f<jr icg claim* forpwniumtonMtbJecttof thU clan Bnut judge of the value of the tsttimomr otforal u i Uuo "to— u ueutUy traUabfolTinjch 1 eases. the claimant must testily in hU c«e,ui». Iqm hi bts obtained nod prrfw to otfer iuß tcsti* mony of other* also. , «. No OIH. subject shall roceivetwo premiums, by the awards of different committee* of judges, at the •ame fair—unless when one of the premium* wa» offered expressly as additional. 7. AH written communications (unless report* of experiments not then completed,) must be sent in to the Secretary of the Executive Committee at least one montn before the annual meeting and Fair of the Society H. All article* offered for premiums, other than communication* In writing, if not on the ground on the day preceding the day for tbo first action of the judge*, msy be passed over. All reports of tbe twards of judges, to be valid, must be delivered to the Executive Committee, for examination, by the afternoon preceding tho day for announcing the •ward* of premium* 9. When two subjects, of the same kind, present ed for premiums, are deemed by the judges of < qual merit, and also of *uch hish degree that to either, if alone, the premium would be awarded, in such case, the award must be to div'de the premium be tween the two competitor*. 10. In all ca*e* the parties entitled to premiums may receive them, according to their own election, either in money or its equivalent in silver plate, bearing an inscription representing the particular subject for which the same shall have been sward ed. Provided that no *ueh inscribed plate shall be given, in lieu of money, if the premium is of less value than ten dollars. SCHEDULE OF PREMIUMS. Offered by the Virginia State Agricultural Society, for the. Annual Meeting and Exhibition of Novem ber, 1854. Branch I. EXPERIMENTS REPORTED IN WHITING. For the best series of experiments, each series to include not lesj than eight different particular mat ters of trial, observation, measurement, or accurate estimate, or comparison of results, and in all, to cover not less than four acres of land —on any one of the following general subjects: I. Etlacts (ia profit or loss) of tbe usual mode of sa ving coru fodder, by stripping the green blades and cutting oti the tops, a premium of the value of »-«. 2 Cast and effects of subsoil ploughing, under diiter ent circumstances of soil and subsoil, 50. 3. Action, or nou-action, of lime as manure above the fails ot the tide water rivers of Virginia, on different-soils, £0. 4 Action of lime or nurl, ornon-action, below the falls of the tide water rivers of Virginia, on dif ferent soils, 44. 5. Theme and effects as manure, on various non calcareous soils, in the mountain or wes tern region of Virginia, of either true (or clay) I or of tbe calcareous tufa (or travertin) there called marl the ancient or recent deposit of limestone water. 31. ti. Action or non-action of gypsum, below the falls of the tide water rivers, and on different soils, respec tively originally rich and originally poor; and on tbe latter after as well as before being made calcareonj, 30. 7 Action, or non-action, of gypsum, above the falls of the tide water rivers of Virginia, (or all west ward.) on various soils, of different textures, consti tution and degrees of original fertility, 30. 8. Action, or non-action of the tertiary gypseous earth, or green sand earth, of Virginia, on various soils and crops, 40. y. Action or non-act ; on of "olive earth," or other fer tilizing earth, overlying or accompanying marl in large quantity, and over extensive spaces, .30. 10. Cost and effects of bone dust, or phosphate of lime, as manure, on different soils and for different crops, 50. 11. Benefits and products of guano compared to costs ; to be tested by not less than ten different ex periments made under different circumstances of soil, crop, season, to-, 50. 12. Uenehts or profit of pre terving arid applying human excrements as manure, whether recent or unprepared, or prepared (by direc tion of the claimant,) for distant tiansportation—-but the whole operation to be in Virginia, 100. 13. Tide marsh mud, or swamp muck, or peat earth, (the kind to be accurately described and characterized,) as ma nure, in compost with lime or other materials, or otherwise, 50. ]4 Value of charcoal as an aid to fer tility, 30. 15. Action and benefits of straw, leaves, or other unprepared vegetable matters, as top dressing on arable or grass lands, 40. 16 to 40. For each one of the last named twelve series of experi ments of effects ef manures, to which may have been awarded a premium as the best of its particular sub ject, if the tame (or a sufficient space and number of observations of the same) be continued to be accu rately observed, and the continued results sre there after re ported for the next year on e succeeding crop, an additional premium of $21'; and if continued for yet anothar year and for a third crop, or growth, still another additional premium of tin dollars in each such case of continued and sufficiently useful re sults. 41. The influence of salt is destroying in sects, as a question of practical agriculture, 20 — 42. How late, in reference to the growth of corn, the lest tillage (by plough or cultivatoi) should be giveD, to obtain the best product—and whether such last tillage should be deep or shallow, 50. 43. Best series of comparative experiments in the cultivation of corn, 50. 41. Effects of suckeriog corn, compared with the partial or total omission of that cp*ration, 30. 45. On the preparation for, and seeding wheat, or other parts of wheat culture and general maeoge ment, 50. 46. Effects, beneficial or injurious, of the grazing and trampling of wheat by sheep or calves, at any time fiom the seeding to the spring, 40. 47. Culture of tobscco, cost and profits of cultivation— and comparative effects f.n production of different distances of planting, modes of priming, topping, &c 50. 43. Culture, cost and profit of cultivation, and comparative feeding value of rye, 20. 49. £0. 51. For the best and most extensive several series of experi ments on the culture, production, ar.d values of the | southern field pea, directed to determine some of the questionable points to ha stated below, a pre mium of $50—for the steend beat series, $40—and for the third best, $30—viz: Comparative products, on adjoining and equal land, of any good vine or stalk-bearing variety, when sown broad-catt, or when cultivated —in matured and well dried seed or grain, and alio in the whole plants above ground, weighed ad soon as the first pods are ripe: Comparative products, under like culture and other circumstances, cf any different varieties deem, ed among the most valuable for a manuring crop, in the grain, and also of the whole plants—as of auy of the various red or black peai, the but! or cow pea,"the speckled (or "Shinney") pea, lady pea, Chickasaw (or "Oregon") pea, or auy other of the many other kinds: Manuring value of a pea crop to the succeed ing crop of wheat, compared with like adjoining land without peas —and this value under either of the different conditions of a broad-cast (or fal low) crcp of peas having entire possession of the ground, or of being sown, or planted, as a secondary crop with corn : Whether the growth of peas plant ed or sown broad-cast as a secondary crop with corn, operates to diminish the production ef tbe corn— and if so, under what conditions, and to what extent: The feeding value of ripe peas compared with corn —and of the vines, whether green or cured for hay, compared with clover, corn-l'odder or other grass or lily: To what extent the manuring value of a cover ef a broad-cost peas is lessened by the ripe seed-pods being gathered, or consumed by hogs or other live stock. 52 to 77. For any series of experi ments, on any one of the foregoing 25 stated differ ent subjects, of a high order of merit and value, hut either not deemed the best off ered on the particular subject, or otherwiie not as many as 8 in number, embracing less than 4 acres, a premium of half the value offered above for the best series on that sub ject This otter to apply to as many of the foregoing subjects as may be thus treated in proper manner. 78 to 85. For each of the 8 best different series of welljconducted experiment', each series not less than of four experiments, on any other above named subjects of practical agriculture, u&of which experiment* the results appear to conduce to the es tablishment of some useful and important (ruth heretofore doubtful, generally misunderstood or un known, 25. Remarks and Special Rules for Branch I. The superiority of merit or value of snv twose" ries of experiments, claimiujr the tame or iike pre* miuuis, will bo decided in reference to the nearest approximation to the following conditions Ist. The comparative extent and completeness of the pro ceases of experiment, and the apparent accuracy of the procedure. 2d. The clearness of the report. 3d The utility of the information so conveyed. Exact measurements of results always will add much value to reports of experiments, and should not be omitted whenever the case may require such exactness. But in many other cases, estimates of comparative results, or products bv the eye, may serve, if sufficient for the case, and for reaching cor rect conclusions. Branch. 11. KSSAYS AND OTHER WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS. Essays and other written articles on practical sub jects, must be founded mainly on the writer's practi cal experience and personal observation or investiga tion; though smaller portions of each may Test on other authorities, to be stated particularly or gene rally, as required by the case. The form »ad manner of any written piece will be left to the discretion of the writer. A proper extent of discussion or of treatment, and of elaborate in vestigation, will be required to constitute what is understood as an ettay. For other mare coneise or less complete torttten communication», premiums will be offered subsequently. The award of superiority to any one writing over other, on the same subject, will he made in reference to its probable greater utility to agricultural improve ment or profit, as well as to the ability with which the subject is treated. In matter designed to Infractor to guide practical kj""*. e^ e *T ,1 ." , " ld f » ln «" of detail* will be deem ed a high claim to m«nt—and next, conciseness.— Nothing neceiiary for instruction should be omitted, and nothing included that can be omitted without in! jary to the value of the instruction. For the best essay on each of the following sub jects: 8 | 86 On improving and enriching poor land—wheth er naturally poor or naturally rich, or good, and sub sequently exhausted by sever* cropping, 50. 87. On draining, 50. 88. On rotation of crops, 30. 8a On th* accumulation, preparation and application of stock-yard, stable and vegetable manures, 40. 90 On Ue green-sand" or "*yp*eou* earth" of low«r Vir- Ciniaa* manure—and the feet* and cum* of effect or au»-a#*et, SO. 91. On the proportia* and value of the KfcS&S. ?w e *^ # ' ?' ? r *">**. > sultaWa to the locality and ■ the climate of the writer, in Virginia. So fIL On grass and gisxiug hasbandry, SO. HOn ha»-makl« U gsneral, and especially including Bs. On the effeet* of guano a* manure, fouaded on practise, personal ohe*rv*rloa, or rural* infnrrat tlon of tinted authority, of remit* obtained in diier. j wt J Sirs, on dUbraat crop* and soli*, tad under dU- j ferent circumstances. fO. 96. for (he bat eu«j on My subject of agricultor.l chemistry, or «tier Klwct, conveying useful mi important agricul tural i infliction applicable to practice, 30. 87 For the be* rmay oa the disease of wheat espe cially, and of ant other crop* in Virginia, and the in sects causirg diwases or other injury, with any known mean* frr prevention, 40. 9* Oa the we eat which are moat injurious to the wheat crop, and the means for removing or lesiening the injuries caused by them, 30. 99. On corn culture and management generally, or any particular parti thereof, 90 !<*>. On wheat culture, fa like manner, SO. 10!. On tabscco culture, in like manner, 30. 102. Beet eaeay on rale ing and keeping poultry, 20. 108. Beet eeesy on the came, remedy &cd prevention of ttas dl§ea*e called "di.tempei" in cattle 20 K4 to 122. For each one of the twenty belt and mo«t useful communications hi writing, not receiving any other premium, and in any proper form, and on any u.aful subjoot of agit eultural practice, a premium of 10. Remark*, and Special Hale* on Branch 11. Written communication, to the Executive Com mittee, sent in at anv time, and even if published by ordar. previous to the Fair, shall not thereby nave impaired their claim, to premiums at the next Fair. And all original essays, or other written communica ticn. to the Society, which have been published by order of the Executive Committee since the last preceding annual Fair, shall be considered by the appropriate committees of awares. as submitted to their iadgmsnt. Theeail'er in the year such com munications are received by the Executive Commit tee and published, if that he deemed proper, the earlier and better service will they render, and the more s'rictly may they be scrutinized, and their de grees of merit be estimated more correctly. When a premium has been awarded at a previous liaie to an essay, as the beat on a certain subject, and that subject is retained in the schedule for another year, any other tnd later essay, or written communication on that subject, to obtain a premium, must be either deemed to have important additional value compared to the former one .j honored, or otherwise be very diiierent in matter, or manner of treatment, as well as of a sufficiently high order of merit. All written communications to which may be awarded premiums will be published in the trans ections of the Society. Ar.d anv others offered to compete fer premiums, and not obtaining that honor, wi 1 bo published in like manner, if deemed worthy by the Executive Committee. Bhanch 111. MOST PROFITABLE FAB MING IK VIRGINIA. Honorary te.timonia'. for the twelve farms, which (so far as known) ba/e been managed to greatest benefit and profit in reference to the fallowing great objects of cultivation, imprcrement of soil, fertility or production; increase of farmiag capital ; sufficient annual profits; and general arrangement and proce dure tending to best .ecure profitable and enduring results. Greater superiority in one or more of these requisite, may compensate for deficiency in other.. Remarks, and Spccial Rules for Branch 111. As formerly provided and required, there should be submitted for each farmer for whom this honor is claimed, a concise description of his fsrm, and of its general management, rotation, average products, ic. These boners, awarded at a previous nr any later annual meeting, ahal 1 net be given a second time to any farmer who was before so honored.— The awards are not to be understood as distinguish ing, (by the order of the names, orin any other way,) the comparative merits of the farmers named at any oce time—nor between these and other name, pre viously thus stated, and afterwards (requirod by the ruie) passed over. The judges cf the award can de cide only upon the fact, made known to them, and cannot be expected to know all the persons for whom such honors might be justly claimed. From the necessary imperfection of such information, the judges will scarcely be able at ecy time te .elect the twelve cases of best farming 111 all Virginia. But they will also scarcely fail, in any year, to name twelve farmers of a high degree of msrit, and whose practices and results are well worth being thus distinguished, and made known to the public. Branch IT. BEST ENTIRE CHOI'S OF DIFFERENT FARMS. For the best product averaged fo the acre of each of the following crops r«is?d in 1853 or 1854 on a bona Jide farm, and for an entire crop of the farm, ac cording to its usual or designed rotation, the annexed premiums: 123. Best average product of Indian corn, $50. 124. Best average product of wheat, 50.— 125. Best average product of clover, 30. 126. Best average product of tobacco, 30. 127. Best average product of oats, 30. 128. Best average product of peas, (Bouthern, or corn-field, either among corn er separate,) in arain or in green manure, comparing each to each of like kind, 30. 129. Best average pro ductof rye, 30. 130. Best average product of bailey, 30. 131. Best average product of timothy, htrdi grass or other hay of artificial grass or clover, 30. And forrnfir« crops, though not occupying an en tire shift of the farm, or making one full member of the regular or designed rotation, but yet being a sub ject of large culture on a bona Jiie farm, a premium of $20 for the largsst average production of all the following crops: 132. Corn, not les. than 75 bushels to the acre. 133. Wheat, not less than 30 bushels to the ac:e. 13*1. Clover, not less than 2 tons of hay to the acre. 135. Tobacco, not les. than 1000 pounds. 136. Oats. 137. Rye. ISB. Barley, 139. Southern peas, (as above stated.) 140. Cotton. 141. Sweet potatoes 142. Irish potatoes. 1 !3. Turnips. 144. Pumpkins. 145. Buckwheat. 146. Hemp. 117. Flax. Remarks on and Special Rules for Branch IV. No crop will be denied a subject of large culture, or as having any claim tor one of the latter stated premium!, unless it occupies at iesst one fiftieth part of all lha arable laud ot a bona fide faun, whether largo or small—and further, that it shall appear to the judges, from the extent of culture or otherwise, that such crop was cultivated for its expected farm ing profit, and not especially aided by greater expen ses incurred merely to obtain a premium. Crops, and other agricultural or horticultural pro duct", must be the growth of the persons tor whom, respectively, premiums may be claimed Cr*ps of tobacco, or any others of which the amouuts cannot be usually ascertained in the year of their growth, or before che time for awarding pre miums, are proper subjects for premiums if of the growth of the year previous to the awards being made. Crops offered as largest produc's, must have had their amounts fixed with sufficient accuracy—and for the whole, if of grain, tobacco, or other market cropp. But grass, roots, or other provender products, designed mainly for home consumption, aid rot suitable for being wholly measured or weighed, may be estimated by the accurate measurement or weigh ing of the product of one or more average acres, or of a known proportion of the whole product. The teßiimony required will be the best that tlie nature of the case may admit, and such as will be sat isfactory to the judges. BTi an c h V.— Live Stock. HORSES. —Thoroughbred 148. For the best thoroughbred stallion, without regard to performance on the turf, §30. 149. For 2d best thoroughbred stallion, without regard to perform ance on the turf, 25. 150. For the best thormghbred mare, without regard to performance on the turf, 20. 151. For 2d best thoroughbred mare, without regard to performance on the turf, 10. i 52. For the best 3 year old colt or filly, 15. 153. For the best 2 year old colt or filly, 10. 164. For the best 1 year old eolter filly, 8. Quick Draught and Saddle Horses. 155. For the belt stallion for quick draught, $50. — 156. For the 2d best stallion for quick draught, 25.— 157. For the bestbrood mare for quick draught, 20.— 158. For the 2d best brood mare for quick draught, 10. 159. For the best stallion for the saddle, 60.— 160. For 2d best stallion for the saddle, 25. 161. For best brood mare for the saddle, 20. 162. For 2d best brood rnnre for the saddle, 10. 163. For the best pair matched horses. 30. 164. For the 2d best pair match ed horses, 15. 165. For the best saddle horse, mare or gelding. 15. 166. For the best pair draught horses, 15. 167. For best team of draught horses, not less than four, 20. Heavy Draught Horses. ICB. For the best stallion for heavy draught, $50. 169. For the 2d best stallion for heavy draught, 25. — 170. For beat mare for heavy draught, 20. 171. For the 2d beat mare for heavy draught, 10. Mules and Jacks. 172. For the best jack, $50. 173. For the 2d best jack, 20. 174. For the best jennet, 2». 175. For the 2d best jennet, 10. 176. For the best pair of mules, 20. 177. For the best team of mules, not less than five, 30. CATTLE. Short Horns or Durhams and Hertfords, three years old and upwards. 178. Fer the best bull, $30. 179. For the 2d best bull, 15. ISO. For the 3d best bull, 8. 181. For the best cow, 30. 182. For the 2d best cow, 15. 183. For 3d best cow, 8. Short Horns or Durhams and Herefords, under three years old. 184. For the best bull between two and three years old, $15. 185 For the 2d best boll between two and •three years old, 8. 186. For the 3d best boll between two and three yeara old, 5. 187. For the beat boll be tween one and two year* old, 15. 188. For the 2d best bull between one and two years old, 8. 189. For the best heifer between two and three yeara old, 15.— 190. For the 2d best heifer between two and three years old, 8. 191. For the beat heifer between one and two years old, 15. 192. For the 2d best heifer between one and two yeara old, 8. Devons and Aldcrnrys, oter three years old. 193. Forth* best Devon ball three year* old and upwards, $30. 194. For the 2d best Devon ball three years old and upwards, 15. 195. For the 3d bast De von bull three yeara old and upwards, I. 196. For the beat Devon cow three years old and upwards, 30 — 197. For the 2d beat Devon cow three yean old and upwards. 15. 198. For the 3d best Devon cow three years old and upwards, 8. Alderneys same premi ums a* Devon*. Devon* and AUeneys, under three years old. 199. For the best Devon boll between two and three years old, $15. 300. For the 2d best Devon ball between two and three years old. 8 201 if«. 3 k HSg bo » a two and three yeari old, 5. 201 For the best Devon boll between an* and two years old, 15. 203. For the 2d Ust D.SS! bull between one and two years old " ajT the beet Devon heifer between two and three old, 16. 205. For the 2d best Devon heifer between two and three years old, 8. 286 For th* hi—n oU, 8. Alderneys same premiums as Devons Ayrshire* and Hoi steins our three fear* eld .ZLSrX' *5* Av»bHre twH tJire „ _ oW ' andapward^is. » 'K.K'«S u"r„ and upward., 8. llthUin. nine pre- Biiaox *. AyiaWfW. Ayrshire* and HoUutn* undtr ihrer. year* old. 2,j if or the beet Ayrshire bull between two and three year. old. $15. h& For 2d bert Ay«hlre tall between two and three year* old, 8. 216 Far 3d be* Avrshlrebull between two and three yean old, 5.— 0 17 for the bed Ayrshire heifer between twoM* Three tear. old, 15. Silt. Fer the 2d best A*r*hlr» heifer between two ard three yeartold, # Sl9- For the beat Ayrshire bull between one and two years old If 2io. For 2d best Ayrehlre bull between OjM and two year, eld,« 221. for the beat Ayrshire heifer between one and two year, old, 15. -aw. *or the 21 br* Ayrshire heifer between one and two yearsold, 8. Holstein. same premiumsa»Ayrshire». Natives or Gradeo. 2S For the best bull three year, old and upwards. 800 221 For the 2d be.t bull three year, old and nowards, 15. 225. For the 3d best bull three year, old and upwards, 8. 226. For the be.t boll between two and three year, old, 15 227. For the 2d be* bull between two and three years old, 8. 228. For the 3d best bull between two and three year, old, 5 — 22!) For the best bull betwesn one and two year, o'd' 16 230. For the 2d be.t bull between one and two vears old. 8. 231. For the best cow three year, old and upward., 30. 232. For the 2d be.t cow three vears old and upwards. 15. 233. For the 2d be* cow three years old and upwards, 8. 234. For the be* heifer between two and three years aid, 15. 235. For the 2d best beiftsr between two and three year, old, 8. 230. For the 3d be* heifer between two and three years old, 5. 2J7. For the he* heifer between one and two years old, 15. 238. For the 2d be* heifer between one and two year, old, 8. J forking Oxen. 239. For the best yoke cf oxen over four year, old, $30 240. For the2d best yoke of oxen over four vears o'd, 15. 241.'F0r the be* yoke of oxen under tour yeara old, 30 212. For the 2d be* yoke of oxen undei four year, old, 15. Fat Cattle. 243. For the beat pair of fat steers, $30. 214. For the be at fat cow, 15. 245. For the beat fat heifer, 8. sheep. Fine Wools and Middle Wools. 24i>. For the best buck—fine wool, $20. 217. For the 2i best buck—fine wool, 10. 248. For the 3d best buck—tine wool, 5. 249. For the best pen of ewea, not less than three—fine wool, 20. 250. For the 2d beat pen of ewes, not less than three—fine wool, 10. 251. For the 3d bi-st pen of ewes, not less than three —fine wool, 5. 252. For the best pen of ewe lambs, not less than four—fine wool, 5. 253. For the best pen of buck lambs, not less than four—fine wool, 5.— 254. For the best buck —middle wool; 20. 255. For 2d best buck—middle wool, 10. 256. For 3d beat buck—middle wool, 5. 257. F«r the best pen of ewes, not less than three—middle wool, 2i*. 258. For the 2d best pen of ewes, not less than three— middle wool, 10. 2:9. For the 3d best pen of ewes, not les. than three—midlle wool, 5. 260. F*r the best pen of ewe lambs, not lee. than four—middle wool, 5. 2fil. For the best pen of buck lambs, not less than four—middle wool, 5. Long Wools. 2f>2. For the beat buck—long wot 1, $20. 263. For the 2d beat buck —lung wool, 10. 265. For the 3d best buck—long wool, $5. 2U4. For the best pen of ewes, not less thaj four—long woo), 20. 2Wi. For the 2d best pen of ewes, not less than four—long wool, 10. 2fi7. For the 3d best pen of ewes, not less than four—long wool, 5. 2f>B. For the beat pen of ewe lambs, not less than four—long wool, 5. 2t9. For the best pen of buck lambs, not less than four— long wool, 5. Natives or Mixed Blood. 270. For the best buck, $20." 271. For the 2d best buck, 10. 272. For the 31 best buck, 5. 273. For the best pen of ewes, not lees than four, 20. 274. Fur the 2d best pen of ewes, not less than four, 10. 275. For the 3d best pen of ewes, not les. than four, 5. 276. For the best pen of ewe lambs, not less than four, 5. 277. For 2d best pen of buck lambs, not less than four, 5. SWINE. Large Breed. 278. For the beat boar over two years old, $20. — 279. For 2d best boar over two years old, 10. 280. For the best boar one year old. 15. 281. For the 2d best boar one year old, 8. 282. For the best bo*r six months and under ono year old, 15. 283. For the 2d best boar six months and under one year old, B.— 281. Fer the bast breeding sow over two years old, 20. 285 For the 2d_ best breeding sow over two years old. 10. 286. For the best sow, not less than six month* and under eighteen months old, 15. 287. For the 2d beat sew, not lessthan six months and un der eighteen months old, 8. 298. Kor the beat lot of pigs, not lesa than two and under live mouths old, 20. 289. For the 2d best lot of piss, not less than two and under live liiontha old, 10. The large breed inclnde. Chester, Berkshire, Russia, Bedford, Wobnrn, Gra zier, Duchess County, and their grades. Small Breed. 290. For the be.t boar over two years old, $15.— 291. For 2d best boar over two years old, 8. 292. For the beat boar over o«e y3arold,ls. 293. For the 2d bestbearover oneyear'old, 8. 294. Forthe best bsar six mouths oI.J, 15. 295. For 2d best boar six months old, 8. 295. For the bfst breeding sow over two yesrs old, 15. 297. For the 2i best breeding sow over two yearsold, 8. 291. For the best sow, not les. than six months nor mora than eighteen months old, 15. 299. For 2d best sow, not less than six months nor more than eighteen months old, 8. 300. For the best lot of pigsuot less than two under five months old, 15. 301. For the 2d best lot of pins, not less than two and under five months old, 8. The small breed includes Neapolitan Suffolk, Chinese, and their grades. ADDITIONAL *EMIUM3 TO PREMIUM ANIMALS. 302 For the best bull of three Tears old or more of ar.v breed on exhibition, §20. 3(3. For the beat cow of any bieed on exhibition, 20. 304. For the best stallion of any breed on exhibition, 21. 300. For the best brood mare of any breed on exhibition. 20. 306. For the best buck of any breed on exhibition, 10.— 307, For the best ewe ot any breed on exhibition, 10. SOS. For the best boar of" any breed on exhibition, 10. 409. For the best breeding sow of any breed on exhi bition, 10. POULTRY. SlO. For the best pair (malo and female) of the most profitable breed of chickens, 10. 311. For 2d best pair (male and female) of the most profitable breed of chickens, 7. 312. For 3d best pair (male and female) of the most profitable breed of chickens, 5. 313. For the best pair of turkeys, 5. 314. For the best pair of the txiOßt profitable breed of geese, 5 — 315. For the 21 best pair of the most profitable breed of geese, 3. 316. For the best pair of ducks of the most profitable breed, 5. 317. For the 2d best pair of ducks of tlie most profitable breed, 3. 318. For the best collection of poultry exhibited by any one per son, 30. 31!). For 2d best collection of poultry exhi bited by any one person, 20. Remarks and Special Rules for Branch V. If a competitor claims any thing on the (core of the breed or purity of blood of an animal, he must submit the pedigree, or other statement, in writing. Awards of superiority of animals should be given for their superior utility or profit for farm purposes, or stated use in the oilers of the premium!. Neither unusual large and useless size, nor excessive fatness of animals, (unless fattened for slaughter, and exhibited as such,) will be deemed points of valne or merit.— No unprofitable animal will be a proper subject to receive a premium. Branch VI. agricultural implements. Class Ne. I, Ploughs, Cultivators and Rollers. 320. For the best single ho'.se plough, $8. 321. For the be«t shovel plough, 8 . 322. For the bnst cultivator, 6. 323. For the best harrow, 8. 524. For the best subsoil plough, 5. Slh. For the beet gang plough, 5. 328. For the best hillside plough, 5. 327. For the best *et of plough swingle bars, of new or unusual construction, and superior utility to those iu common use, 5. 328. For the best smooth roller. 10. 329. For the best pegged roller, 20. 3io. For the best ditching machine, 30. Class No. 2. Drills and Broadcasting Machines, Wheat or (trass l'akes by Horse-Ptncer, Cradles, Carts, Wagons, Wagon Gear, Cart Gear, Ox Yokes, tfc. 331. For the best broadcatting and drilling machine for grain orgra** eeed, $30. 332. For the beet broad casting machine for (owing guano, 30. 333. For the belt broadcaating machine for (owing lime, 90.— 331. For the beet cum planter or drill for deposition seed at regular distances, 10. 335. For the brut wheat drill, 30. 330. For the beat horse rake. 5. 337 For the beet eet of wagon harness, 5. 338. For the best ox yoke, 4. 339 For the beet grain cradle, 4 — 340. For the best wagon for farm u*e, 10 341 For the be*t frame or body for hauling wheat in the sheaf, hay or straw, 10. 312. For the beat ox cart with body for hauling corn in the (bucks. 8 343 For the best ox cart with body for haulina wknni aheaf, hay or draw, 8. 344. For the beat h<J™ «£ 6. $45. for the best pair of cart wheel. !? inches width of tread, manufactured in v£«i"u , 8 346 For the best set of cart harness. 4 347 Fnr t >,i. best cheap and convenient levelling instrument !* farm use, in draining operations, 20. Class No. 3. way horsepower, &. 3sl. For the KX rs* C Tw e r "d cleaning apparatus! th ® beet machine for threshing, sens' cleaning gram at one operation, 30. 353 X* 5.® b ? ,t »«M»*tor or straw carrier, «. 854. For the bast dumping wagon, 30, 336. For the best —- chine for cutting down cdrn, 20. Class No 4. po^er K t 10 th aw W Cut l* r fl) r l>or M power, »10. 357, For the best hay and straw cntter tor hand power, 10. 358. For the best corn shellsr fer horse-power, i<>. 3F9 For the best grist mill for hone-power, 10. ,»o), For the best grist mill tor hand-power, 10. 361. For the best saw mill for ihnli For the bsst corn and Class No. 5. 383. For the bsst fanning mill, $15 884. For the best churn, 8. 385. For the bsst hay fork, 2.50. 888. ULZSX'S -I s^ife w AaaiartTtnut mutt tranm. 314. For the best steam engine, (<sr » implements exhibited and whether including subject, for premiums or not, • premium of S5- PLOUGHING MATCH a I'D TmiAL or PLOUGH*. 376. Forth# be* two horse plough f<*«*»»dy asibown by work actoally petformed and the dynamometer, 20. W7. Fortba ' Ji. alough for olay land, aa shown by work actually per- Formed and tfie te* of the dynanometor the best three or fonrhorM plottgb (or randy M shown by work sctuaily performed, and the te* of the dynamometer, 20. 379. For the best three or four horse plough for day land, as shown by work actual ly performed, and the test of tba dynamometer, 20- 380? For the \>e* ploughman wtth horse*. 1". 381. For the 2d best ploughman with JJV's the best ploughman with stears, 19. 383. toituaM best ploughman with «tcei«, 5. WHEAT (Urll and mow**. 384 For the be* who* reaper to be te*ed in .uch manner and at .uch place a. the tee .hall desisaate, a premium of S6O. 38i- Forttie best machine for mowing clover and grasa, to l»a W*e« u above stated, 50. 3*5. For the be.t reaping and mowing machine in one, 50. HOUSEHOLD IMPLEMENT.. 387. For the best sewing machine, $15. SBB. For be.t apple peeler, 3. Remarks and Special Rules for Branch VI. .All machines, Implements, or other product, of me chanical art, must be exhibited by or lor thejr respec tive makers or inventors or improvers, to or for whom only premiums for »ucb aiticle. mu* be awarded — Persons who hold such article, by purcha.® or a. matters of traffic, will have no claim to a premium. Every machine or implement ottered tor premium, must be designated by the offerer by it. commercial name, or otherwise .uch other concise description be given as will serve to identify it to future purchasers; and al.o the then .elling prioe of the article mu* be s'uteo and marked on the label, and in the pubiuhed reports of premium articles. The judgment of superior value mn* have doe re gard to the cheapnessand durability of any machine or implement, as well a. to it. mere effective opera tion while in good working order. Branch VII. FHCITB AND KEUtT TREES. 359 For the be»t and largest variety of apples sui table for Southern raising, each labelled, 910. 390. For the best and largest variety of pears, 8 3#t. For the greatest numbor of choice varieties of different kinds of fruit, 10. 592. For the best and largest col lection of app'e tree*, suitable for Southern railing, 10. 393. For the best pear trees, 10. 391. For the best peach trees, 10. 395. Fsr the best grape vines, 5. 396. For the best strawberry vine*, 8. 397. For the best raspberry plants, 3. FLOWERS 398. For the largest and choicest variety of flowers, 10. 399. For the 2d largest and choicest variety of flowers, 5. 400. For the best and greatest variety of dahlias, 5. 401. For the best and greatest variety of roses, 5. 4t-2. For the best floral ornament. 5. 403. Kur the best and largest variety of greenhouse plants 5. VEGETABLES. 404. For the largest acd best assortment of table vegetables, $10. 405. For the best ftozen long blood beets, 3. 4C6. For the best dozen head of c.abbag«, 3. 407, For the best dozen carrots, 3. 4CB. For the best dozen egg plants,3. 4ti9. For the best peck of onions, 3. 410. For the beit dozea parsnips, 3. 41 J. For tlie best bushel Irish potatoes, 3. 412. For the bushel sweet potatoes, 3. Branch VIII. DAIRY AND HONEY. 413. For the best specimen of fresh butter, not less than ten pounds, $10. 414 For the 2d best specimen of fresh butter, not less than five pounds, 3. 415. For the best firkin or tub of salted butter, not less than six months old, 20. 416. For2d best firkin or tub of salted butter, not less than six months old, 10.— 417. For the best cheese, not less than twenty five pounds. 10. 418. For the best ten pouncs »f honey, 5. The honey to be taken without destroying the bt>es, and the kind of hive used and the management of tlie same to be stated by competitors. Also the methods of making and preset ving the cheese and butter te be stated. BACON HAMS. 419. Fot the best ham, cured by exhibitor. $10. — 420 For the 2d best ham, cured by exhibitor, 5. Manner of curing to bediscribed by the cempeti tors, and the hams exhibited to be cooked. HOUSEHOLD MANUFACTURES. 421. For the best quilt, $5- 422. For the 2d best quilt, 4. 424. For the best counternane, b. 421. For the 2d best counterpane, 4. 425 For the best speci men of embroidery, 3 426. For the best specimen of worsted work, b. 4*7 For the best hearth rug, 3 — 4!3 For the best pair of home made blankets, 5 — 429. For the best home-made carpet, 5 430. For the best piece, not less than seven yards of home-made negro shirting. 431. For the best piece, not less than ten yards, winter c'othing for negroes, to be woven by hatd, 5. 432. For the best piece heavv woolen jeans, to be woven by hand, 5. 4J3. For the 2d best piece heavy woolen jeans, to be woven by hand, 3.— 4SI. For best piece of lir-sey, not less than sesen yards, to be woven ky hand, 5. 435. For piece 2d best linsey, not less tiian seven yards, to be woven bv hand, 3. 436. For the best tine long yarn hose, 3 437. For the best heme made bread, 5. 438. For the best home maae pound-cake, 3. 439. For the best home made sponte rake, 3. 440, For the best varie ties homemade pickles. 3. 441. For the best varieties homemade preserves 3. 412. For the best varieties homemade fruit jelly, 3. -143. For the best sample of homemade snap, the process of making to he describ ed by the exhibitor, 5. Branch IX. Honorary TtstimoniaU to each individual of Virgi nia, who previous to 185-1, has discovered or intro duced or brought into ustt, any principle, process or facility, or generally any improvement by which ini jwrtant value has been gaided for the agricultural in terests of Virginia. Branch X. Special Premium! for any useful subjects.not em braced under any of the foregoing heads. 444. Discovery in Virginia of mineral phosphate of lime in sufficient quantity to be valuable for sale and distant transportation, as manure, a premium of $50. If more than one claimant, the most valuable dis covery to hav« the award. 445. To the first individual in Virginia who shall es tablish and maintain in successful operation, for six months, a factory for tubular draining tiles oh the most approved pian, a premium of $100. 148. For the best brooms and brushes, made of broom corn, grown and manufactured in Virginia at a facto ry still in operation, mid conducted in approved manner, acd with profitable results, a premium of 100. 447. For the bast drained farm, or part thereof, the formerly wet and then well drained portion of tbe land to be aot less than one hundred acres. The su periority of claim to be determined by the extent ar.d labor of the work, their fitness and successful results, the amount of benefits produced, and of profits made by the opeiation, a premium of 100. 118. For the best of like drainage labors, to be judged as the fore going, if not embracing more than thirty acres, a pre mium of 30. To obtain either of these two last named premiums it is required that the claimant shall present an accu rate map, or ground plan, of his drained land, atd of the principal drains, with approximate and sufficient ly correct representations of all n»ces«ary minor points; also, profiles or levelled lines of cross sections and the principal lines of drains; together with a suf ficiently clear written description ofthe whole work • and the general results thereof. 449. For the discoveiy, proved by sufficient prac tice, of any tillage, process, or other m«ans by which the growth of wire grass (Cynodon Tfactylon) will be enough checked and restrained, to prevent theordi nary great difficulties caused by the presence of that weed to cultivation and to crops, a premium of $50. The means of prevention used to be sufficiently cheap for profitable use, in an ordinary and proper rotation of crops—and not to be cither long continued tillage or permanency of particular crops, or or in on. usual cessation of cropping. The means to be appli cable to and proved by practice in lower Viiginfa 450- Jfor the discoverv and process of mean* and with like conditions as above, for the eradication and extinction of wild garlic or onionj, 50. 451 For the discovery and process of means, and with like conditions *s above, for the eradication and of living sawafas bushes and root! SO. 452. For the best plan of farm buildings, inclu ding negro cabin*, ana a (apply of water, £0. 4*3 For the most successful management of tobacco plant beds, to be stated in writing, 10. 454. For the best treatise on gardening, suited to the climate of Virgi nia, to be not !«** than one hundred page* 25 <?5 f« drawing and description. ofthe best kind of tide gate, or trunk, for discharging the water from reclaimed marshes or other dyked lowland aud '"AM 18 "trance ofthe higher water (atother » premium of JO. 4'6 For the fullest and beat chemical analyses of the whole vegetable product of any good maturing variety of the southern pea, in vine*, leave*, roots and podi at the time the ur*t pod* being ripe—or of each of theie products separately, and their relative dry weights (Utod-and also separately of any other sample of like ripe seeds of the same variety-with the results (and particularly of nitrogen) stated, together and in comparison with the results, heretofore ascertained and published by chemists, of Indian corn, wheat. eats, European peas, clover, lie., a premium or 30. <"«>• Br*ndt XI. raxtutrH* offxaxd by individual donojls. Premiums to be proposed ol'uot less tbau twenty *b* general objects ef the Society. In any such «nSi?*l "f by the name »t M,or or but shall be orrmaaDsr o»t*« aoctsrr. Rive* Bishop John John#, 0. P., •. Jolhwou g*,. bOUf ' Branch XII. Busiest!c tumrsctviuu. ■too. Fur the be*t family floWjf J£. 461. Ker i|« be»t manufactured tobeww», I#. #11 For the be*t w, bed blanket*, 5. 463. For beetMrraU 461. for the be«t piece of woollena, *. 46J. f ot U( beit pl«e« of cettctti cloth, & 406. Tat the but %, a greatest variety of coarse, «>•»(, aa4 cheap 10. 4(77. for heat aed cheapest wool VaU, ft. «. Korthe be#t d zen baskets of different klnd». m»rf« la Vinhiia, of Virginia grown willowor oeWr, l# _ 469. For the beat cotton cloth or webbing, *uU«u 4 for borse collar* and harne*#, 10. ry (a all caaee, where t? e Premium* e*e*ed •]« the partiea entitled a*y receive thaw McoraUe t,! their e'ection. either in money or it* eqaival-nt |« 811 ear Plate, bearing *n inscriptioa representing th« particular (abject for whi«h the same ahalt u„ bean awarded. A DMINIBTKATOH S NOTICE— H»v Jr.L ing qualified in the Hu«ting'« Coart of the Cit T of Richmond. a* administrator of the eatate or n, brother, William M. lehell, dee'd , 1 deeire to eettv up th » eetate a* early a* practicable Persons havl*. claim* again*! the aaid eatate will present them fo, payment, and tboee who are indebted are reqeested to make payment atone*. In my abeencefrom llchmmd, peraone wiahiof to «ee me on business corcerning the eeid eatate, will please call on Messrs. Howard k Band*, Attorney* a Law. My Post Office for the present is Carter*viH* Cumberland, county, Va. ' JAMES T. 18BELL. Adm'r of Wm. M. labell, dee'd an 19—law4w» BALE.—A delightful COUNTRY J? RESIDENCE, aitnated witbi« three quarter* of a mile of the Puherville depot, on the Virginia Central Railroad, »ix mile# from Stannton, witbia two mile# of an excellent claa# : cal aehool for boji, and in the midat of a beaotifol, fertile and thickly eettled country, will be eold by the undersigned, acting aa commUsionera of the Circuit Court of Au gu*to, on the premiaea, on the aecoad day of Sep tember next. The faraa contain* 183 acre*, of wbith about 150 acre* are cleared, and SO acre# are meadow land. The Improvement* are a comfoitable dwel ling bouse, kitchen and *ervanta quarter*, and a large well bnilt barn and other ont house*. There i# * va riety of good fruit tree* en the place, aad a aever failing atreain of water running through it The laad produce* well, and the neighborhood ia remarkable for good health. The Tinkling Spring Chnrch i* «iu uated on the farm. A more desirable fummer red dence for a family from the lower country 1# rarely offered for aale Terms or sale—So ranch in cuh as will pay ths costs of *oit end of the *ale, and the balance in equal installment! of six, twelve and eighteen month*. Bonds with security to be given for the deferred pay. rnent* and the title to be retained until the pnrchue money is paid. Refer to John P. Ballard and Mathew Blair, E«qri, Richmond. Mr. R. H. Kinney, who reaidea on tha place, will show it to any on« desirous to parehaM THOMAS G. MICH IE,) _ HUGH W SHEKKEY. J Comni " an 8— 2»wtds* IPOK SALE BY FKIVATE CON- J? TRACT—Two very deairable FARMS in the connty of Henrico—viz: No.l, "Goodwood," situated three mileaaoutheaat of Richmond, containing moie or lean, ICO acres, of which 86 are cleared and in at high state of cultivation as any land within the same distance of Richmond; unde. drained to a large ex tent, and having many open ditches. It has been heavily limed; the fencing is very good, and the Karm is laid off in four fields well ecclased, besides orchard, garden, lot* and lane. The buildings are In excellent order, comprising all that are necessary on a farm; also, two capital grain barns, with threshins floor and machine house. The uncleared land ia well wooded with pine tit for timber and brick-yard wood, and with sapling oak. No. 2, situated seven or eight miles from Richmond, on Kour-Mile Creek, and about three miles from James River, contains about 165 acres of very excel lent land, well watered by running streams on threa sides and copious springs of the best water; about 60 acres are clearad, under a good fence and planted with a good many choice fruit trees; the reniucder is perhaps the heaviest wooded land in that sectioa of country, ac d there are between 60 and Co acres of oreek low grounds. For further particulars apply to myself on the pro perty, or to my son, David (JtKjtiß, in Richmond. JOHN CURRIB. Henrico ennn'y, July, ISM—an I—dliwlm* General agency for the SALE AND PURCHASE OF LAND.—OKU. W READ and POWHATAN BOULDJN offer their services to the Public as GENERAL AGENTS (or the SALE AND PURCHASE OK LAND in the State of Virginia generally, and particalarly in mid dle and Western Virginia: also, in the South find Southwestern State*. Their location is not far from the junction of the Richmond and Danville and Soathaide Railroads, which afford an easy access to the most desirable lands in the State. One of tha subscribers was once extensively engaged in the practice of Law, which is seme guarantee that the titles will be well investigated and the papers accu rately prepared ; the other is at thi* time engaged in the practice of the legal profession. Tha services of one of the Aeoabers of the ooncern nay at ail Mines be commanded to view lands at the Instance of pur chaser or seller. Surveys will be attended to ior dis tant purchasers, and the subscriber* will be qualified to make purchases in reference to the geelogical fea tures of particular districts both as regards their ag ricultural and mining capabilities—the payments for the iand to be made to the parties to the contract, although advice will be freely given as to facilities for remittance, and in the eaae of a distant purchaser paymeuli, if desired, will be made through the sub scribers. Their oflice is at Charlotte C. H. Address head It Bouldin. GEO W. READ, POWHATAN BOULDIN. BKFEHKXCK*. Conway Robinson and Wi!li« p. Bococki Esqi., Richmond; Joseph E. Venable and Bamaal V. Wat kins, Esqs., Petrrtburg; Dr. Geo S. Scott, CtarknlUe; Hunter H. Marshall and William H. Dentis, King , Charlotte; Jno. R Edmund*, Halifax; and Or. Wm. O. Cragbead and B. M. Jonea,lKsq., Danville.- jy 25—2awt« HUGH W. FKY & SONS are now re ceiving 225 Hhds. N Orleans and Porto Rico SUGARS; 250 B bis. C. do. 250 Packages Loaf and Crushed do. 150 Bbls. New Orleana MOLASSES; 50 Hhds. P. R. and Cubs do. 500 Bags Rio COFFEE; 300 " La. do. 150 " Old Java do. 20 Bgles Mocho do. ?£ Adftinantin®, Tallow CANDLES; BUO Baga SHOT, aaaortad; 6000 Lbs. LEAD; 1000 Sidea SOLE LEATHER; 300 Boxes French WINDOW OLASS, together with a general assortment of small Mticles, for aale on reasonable terms. au 15 —3aw4w • FITS ! FITS ' — LEWIS & L FLETCHER'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND, a recently discovered invaluable remedy for this tru ly distressing malady, Fits. Prepared and soid ty T^mVi.*r>o r * nl 5 I,U ' lod - lr ° r h I PURCELL, LADD It CO., sole agents for Richmond. va. For farther particulars call on the agents and get a pamphlet. j je S-dlaw€m \TOTICE. —Two months alter date auplt cation will be made to the Virginia Central Rail- Company for the renewal ofaloat CERTIFI CATE No. 191, for five shares of the Capital Stock In formerly Louisa Railroad Company, now the Virgi nia Central Railroad Co. THOMAS H.MOROAN. July 2i, 1354. j y a6_Tu2m" BELLEVUE HOSPITAL. Institution is situated on Church X Hill, Riahmond, Va., in a delightful, airy posi tion, and ia furnished with every eoavenieoce. The Lyio£>in Ward* are pecoliariy eommodioos.— The undersigned give their personal attendant* to all patianta placed under their charge, TERMS. Colored patient* S5 per week Whites.:. JL » " Private accommodations 9t to §i 0 " " These rate* embrace alt charge* for Board, Medi cines, and Medical and Surgical slteadanco. Or No contagious disease* admitted. PHYSICIANS. r. Mux, M. D., F. H. Dtim.ll D , R- O Cjssll, M. D., Jaa. B«als,M B JA*. Bolton, M. D., F. W. RODDSV, M.D, Resident Physician—Ed. C. Dke w, M. D. jy 22—dfcclm* WANTED-Two RESIDENT STUDENTS *P» ply to tho RESIDENT PHYSICIAN. SILK NECK TIES— -Something ■*. deslrabl-. and decidedly the most fcafcioEabie article of it* klnd*now in market. OROSHONO, TI7PMAN k CO, M 21 M Main at. A FINE ABBOBTMENT OF CAKES ■elected from one of the largMt stock* in New York city. W* think the Mleettoa good; jo* take • took. OROSHOMQ, TUP MAN * CO, »■ 21 8<; Main st 4>i| HItDS. PRIME BACON SIDES, wU laading pot tisimu, tarsal* by v _ »B ai JOHN H. CLAIBORNE PAILS REFINED LAKD—For *■ 21 "*' e b> JOBS ■- CLAIBORNE TAVA COFFEE, Salmon, and large No. 3 Maoksrsl. For sale by *« john n clahorws _ WHITE OKA NIT E—Malberry and Btoo Qraait*. la dtanar **?*, eomprWns fr*» w# buljclet: sr. ijtl 13J V U.l'.-i*