L*TF.BT MAIL NEWS.
[Correspondence of tho Dispatch.
Norfolk Internal Improvement Con
Thursday, Not. 9,1851.
The following delegate* wi re reported and en
.James I.yon* and Joseph Sejtar, alter
Campbell—Samuel IV Thurman, Samuel Cox.
F.UzahHh City—Jo*. Segar, Thomas I'cck. Cary
P J one*, John A. Jonea, Wrn S Solater, Nathaniel
(irinnell, Robert H. Vaughan, Jame* Dej, Thorna*
I. at timer. Or. Win. H Vaughan.
(irctnbrur—lk*. I.yon* and Douglass B. I.syne,
Ijnuittl—Dr. J. Fleming Hope.
Strrklcnhurg— A. C l inley
Sanrrmond—Col. Wm B. Witebead, Capt, O. R,
Flynn. Nathaniel lUddick.
PartfMomth —ilezekiah Stoakea.
The fir*; business in order was report* of com
Mr. Myers, from the Committee on Steam Pack
et*, made the following report, which was laid on
Resolved. That it is of the first importance to the
Stale of Vtrgiuia, a* well a* to other Southern and
Southwestern Stat'-*, that a line of steamer* be
formed to connect the waters of the Chesapeake
H <y with the European ports.
Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed
to memorialize the Legislature of Virginia, to adopt
*ui'h measure* and give such aid, as in it* wisdom
may seetn best calculated to effect the above object.
Resolved, That the said Committee are authorised
to present this subject to the consideration of such
other Southern and Southwestern States, as they
may think will be dieposed to co-operate in this
Mr Mallory, from the Committee on the Business
of the Convention, made the following report,
which was laid on the table:
Kt. Resolved, That h conneciloß between the
waters of the Chesapeake and the Ohio U of
paramount importance to the welfare of the State;
and that the lines ot improvement designed to ef
fect this object should be prosecuted with ail our
energies and with ail the resources at our com
■_'ad. Resolved, That without concert of action
and unity ot purpose, we cannot hope to succeed
in establishing a system which will bo essentially
State in its character and ol jects, and which will
secure to the ciiies of Virginia the trade within
and beyond our border to which they arejuslly en
3rd. Resolved, That the Covington and Ohio rail
road being the main stem of communication be
tween the internal improvements of Eastern Vir
ginia and the West, is a great State work which
should be constructed by the State with as little
d'-lay as practicable—having due regard to Ihe fi
nancial condition of the State.
4th. Resolved, That the Jasies river and Kanawha
( anal is an equally important link in this connec
tion, and ought to be extended to the Eastern ter
minus of the Covington and Ohio railroad, simul
taneously with the prosecution of that work.
• ■th Resolved, That as a valuable auxiliary for
the transit ol heavy tonnage, the Kanawha River
should be improved to the highest practicable point
lor steamboat navigation.
Gth Resolved. That Ihe lines of railway on the
North and South side of .lames River are equally
entitled to the fosterina care of the Lesislature. and
this Convention recommend to that body to atford
them such additional aid as may be necessary for
the completion of their respective works.
7th. Resolved, That in order to harmonise and
unite conflicting interests which defeated and still
jeopardize further appropriations for the prosecu
tion ol these gr«at State lines, this Convention re
commend that the gauge of the Covington and Ohio
raiiroad shall be fixed by law at live ieet; and that
it the Central Railroad Company shall deem it ex
pedient to change the gauge ot their road to a cor
responding width, that the Legislature ought to
provide for a ilircct subscription to the stock of
that Company to an amount necessary to pay them
the cost ot such change of gauge.
I'ie President laid before the Convention a com
munication from Simon S. Stubbs, Mayor of Nor
folk, accompanying a book ot maps, viz: a map of
the railroads in the United States, in operation and
ia progress; a map ot the proposed Northern route
for a railroad to the i'aciric; a map of the Straits of
Horida and Gulfoi Mexico; a map of the Kastern
portion of North America, including the Gull of St.
Lawrence and a part ol the New England States.
These were printed by order of Congress and sent
by B. Edwards Grey, of Kentucky, to tbe Mayor,
who thought that the beet disposition he could make
of them would be to present them to the Convention.
J,sid on the table.
<)a motion of Mr. Chapman, of Monroe, the Con
vention took up the report of the Committee of
< apt. Dirntnock expressed his dissent as one of
the Committee from the 7th resolution, and his 'ap
proval of all the others. Messrs. Cocke ot Albe
marle, Dahney of Hanover, and Watts of Augusta,
made similar explanations.
Dr. Wailory stated that it was not usual to report
a vote in Committee; but since the gentlemen had
explained the part they had taken, he would eay
that the report was approved by all except them
the vote standing 9to i. He considered the resolu
tions offend as a compromise, and to be taktn as
a whole. If gentlemen were to vote for one part
and not the others, and only those which pleased
all were reported, there could be no compromise.
Something distasteful to all, and something cratity
itig to all, was indispensable to a compromise.
<Ju Mr. Lyons' motion, the Convention passed
over the tiret six resolutions, and went into the
consideration of the 7th, relative to the gauge.
l'r. Mallory proceeded to address the Convention
explaining the motives and reasons which actuated
the Committee in making their report, it was their
great object : to obtain harmony it possible, and they
hid adopted in their estimation the very best report
tor this purpose—one both liberal and practical in
its character. He commeuted upon the Internal
I approvement policy of the State. It had begun at
the wrong place; it began at the head ol tide water
ami it had gone no where. At last a truly grea*
work had been commenced; the Covington and
Ohio Railroad, to strike the Ohio Kiver and put us
in connection with the great valley ol tbeVWst —
A handsome compauy of cadeis of the Norfolk
Academy here entered the gallery and created soma
disturbance at they marched to their eeata. Thd
i'resident called out "order." Dr. M. said, let
> oung America come and listen to what is going on
here; our hope is in them, not in Old Fogies J
Dr. Mallory proceeded to speaS of the difficulties
of the Covington and Ohio Railroad, and howthe
hadbeeu brought about: partly ou account of the
rauge question, and partly because of the defectiot
ot I tie Northwestern members of tne Legislature
who were because they did not get ap
propriation* to all their local schemes. To ensu rj
that road and save the State from an immense ex
penditure in the log rolling process, he ths
propriety and importance of a union of the Centrd
I nternal Improvement party and the
fcouthwest. To effect this union he contended t ®
compromise proposed was an equitable one it
which there was no sacrifice by any one and no it.-
justice done to any. >-»
The Souths de desired a connection with thegre£
Central Improvement and in oroer to give it to h C
it was necessary that the gnuge of that rotd .Hot A
beative footgauge. iiutthey v.-ere dtiposert togi a
to tbe Central road ou the North side the a-iioe
vantage by a change of ita gauge to the feet a»4
th*y would pledge themselves to go for pacing tl s
expense of that change out of the public treasury
a condition of proportion. That expense would b
ltic)n»iderab.ti compared with the benefitsit wouk
< >uf» ron ibe State. It had bee •» es I'nated lait win
ter oy the Kngineer of the Central Koad tl.at i
wjuid not cost more than <*><). That amoun
wa« fixed ®a for a proposition which had bfen pr*
pared in the iaat Legislature and which l.ad met th
approbation of a member of the LegUlature (ton
itichnona (Mr. Aoder>on) who was an abla and s.
devotee advocate ot the interest of that city. Tna
gentleman had gone io far a* to read the propcsiiior
from his place in theHouae of Delegates by way o
a-gument, as at the stain of the question before th#
floise then it could not be ottered in order Dr. M.
waa to consult the SoutUside members and endeavor
to induce them to come to the support of the propo
s.tioo; but he failed in his etfjrts and he so repotted
to his friends on the Soutbside who favored the pro
jt-ct. It was now ottered here io this Convention'
uiider the belief that its endorsement here would
ei-rt an influence upon the i.egisla.ure and give it a j
better chance of success hereafter.
I>r M. coutideied that the change of gauge io the
Central Koad would injure no central interest, but
on the contrary be bighly beneficial to all central in
teiests. He had no prejudice against any town, es
prcially was he proud Jof the city of Richmond —the
metropolis of the State. Her prosperity was gratt
•ymg U> him, ana he hoped she would continue to
glow and increase in wealth and population The
hve foot gauge »ou d benefit her especially, since it
would prevent the drawing off ot trade by roads that
tapped the Central, to a rival North of her. Dr. M.
a.luded to the course of Baltimore—her desire to
get control of the Valley ant Western trade of Vlr
g Ma—her frequent applications for right of war
tier proposition to ouitf with her .wn money a road
down the Valley of Virginia and to pay a tax to the
htata of AO cent* a head on every passenger that
went over the road. He urged upon tbe Convention
thei propnety of a combination to preveet this drain
t*. Baltimore and the North Tbe gange he believed
was one of tbe moat effectual means of aecomrllsh
lng this object. He wanted Virginia trade for Vir
ginia towns To do this be would rule* a wall on our
Northern border m high as Olympic, bat at he oonld
f. • "all of etone, be would build one of iron
«• appealed earnestly and eloquently to the Cob
vention to harmonies and anlte on the proposition.
Mr. Mairoder, of Albemarle, of now/ tliV7ih ree
o.utioa. lie set out with tbe declaration of the
wwu«a tittfUta fyf Mwfelk. lie eaia>t4 (« fee
h«rt as • aon of (he good Old Commonwealth. who
«l endeavoring to pace her in the fm«. rank —
Tnere mgit be union between all sections Norfolk
is neither North nor Soeth. She l» aea-sirt, and urn
mi|ht expect to m*et here catholic spirit*. Norfolk
hue developed her buck countrv. She It connected
by the Seaboard and Roanoke Road with the Booth
and Soothwe*t—by the dock* with the Wentern part
of th* State With *11 part* of the Mtate of Virginia
it ahe connected by *11 the different line* of the State
He we* ple**ed with the *pirit of the reflation* on
thi* question. We know "no North, no South no
F.**t, no West." We *re here with reference to the
good of *11 part*. "In anion there if strength." The
gauge qtie*'lcn i* the apple of dl*cord to n* What
I* (lie *re*t object on which thi* Convention moil
meet J L*sve out the gauge question. He would in
voke the Convention to forbear tbls, and take lnt»
consideration the Kteat question of the connection of
the wateisof the Chaaapeake with thote of the Ohio,
on which all were agreed. Thi. it not the place to
sett e the gauge question He would not be willing
to vote here for tho narrow gauge, though he were
rertan that they of the North ahoufd be in the raajori
tv. I* it generosity to force thisqu-stion down cur
threats At the White Sulphur Convention there
was no action on this question. With an overwhelm
majority in that Convention, thote who favored
the 4 toot 8J gauge asbtained from broaching the
queation, fur take of harmony; ought not their exauj
bie to be emulated h«re? Had we put the 4 ft.
gauge to you of the Southsiie, you would have op
posed it with one voice; wa» it uiagnauimotia or juat
to endeavor to force the 5 foot gauge upon u# who
are here in the minoriry ?
Mr. Magruder was for union as well n Dr. Mallo
ry, and for that reaaon he would not diaturb the gauge
queation We had been iuformed that the anti-inter
ual improvement party, combined with the South
a'.dera, could defeat an appropriwion to the Coving
ton and Ohio Road. On tlia other hand, the North
sice party, combined with the anti internal improve
ment party, could defeat appropriation* to the South
mde. It waa a gatre two could play at. But he de
plored thi* *.ruggle of jealouwe* and iutereita. It
was idle to talk of Baltimore and Northern cities
taking 'tie trade whi'e we were squabbling here.—
I nstead of disputing about the spoils of victory before
the battle w« fought, if we went to work to forward
the great improvement by obtaining appropriation*
for it. we could hid defiance to Baltimore and the
unti-internal improvement paity. If we go to the
Legislature united, we can bear down all opposition.
Let u« go there and make it an unalterable law, that
the water* of the Chesapeake and the Ohio shall be
connected, and then we can get the eauge queition
nettled—whether the wide or the narrow gauge, or a
ditterent ooe lrooi either, be adopted could be settled
Mr. Magruder criticised the resolution, and at the
suggestion of Mr. Lyons called attention to the
wording that the amount of the expense of the
change of gauge should be paid by the State, alio
taking ttock to that amount. He did not think this
whs fair, as the trade on the Central Road would not
be increased by the change, and the cost would be
come a debt on which the company would pay divi
fiends that would diminish the dividends of the regu
Mr M argued that the trade would take neither of
the railroads, but would come down the Canal to
Richmond, and thence through the Dock to Norfolk,
who by adopting a system of steam tugs could com
mand her share of the trade.
Mr M said there should be no jealousy between
the cities— Norfolk should feel none towards those
of the interior; and he deprecated this feeling of
jealousy, which would cut ofl Alexandria from aeon
nection with the great Central road. Since Alexan
dria was restored to Virginia, she deserved her fos
tering care, and was equally entitled to her protec
tion with other cities. Heobjected earnestly to this.
The jealousy of Alexandria had prompted the pre
diction. that when the Gordonville and Alexandria
Road wss built, Richmond would lose the trade, and
it would go to Alexandria—the result was, th»t
scarcely a pound of produce left the Central Road
for A lexandrla. There was no good reason to believe
that produce would thus be drawn off. It wss with
reference to passengers that the Road was built.
Mr. M concluded with an appeal to remove the
apple of discord, which alone siood in the way of
harmony : the gauge.
1 find that I shall be totally unable, at the late hour
you receive this, to fo low in the most imperfect
manner, the speakers Messrs. Chapman of Monroe,
Pie«ton of Montgomery. Anderson of Botetourt,
Deaneof Lynchburg, aidGrasly of Danville, fivored
the five foor gauge and the resolut:oa. and Messrs.
Lyons, Early and Claiborne of Franklin, spoke in
opposition to the introductien of the question.
Gen Chapman thought the proposition for the 5
f> ot gauge with a change of the Ceßtrul track rea
si nable and liberal; if the Central road demanded
the gauge and would give nothing in return, then
the road was at an end. He considered the "> foot
gauge the very best for the Central road, and it
could be adopted at but slight expense, since the
Central road had applied lor a short track to Char
lottesville; that would leave but forty miles of the
present road to change, and fifteen of that was
built by the State; so there was only 25 miles of
Central road to be changed. Gen. C. went into a
statement of the dangers of the tapping by Balti
more improvements of the *1 lest 8 1-2 gauge, and
thedrawing of produce rffin that direction.
Mr. Lyons followed Geo. Chapman. He took
strong ground against the introduction of the gauge
question and against the 5 feet gauge. He pr j
nounced the 4 leet 8 1-2 to be the best eauge as de
cided by the most accomplished engiueers. He
asserted the right of Northern Virginia and Alex
andria to a participation in the benefits of the Cov
ington and Ohioltailroad. He assumed that even
supposing the tendency would be to diveitt rade
noitn easlwardly, the same destiny be
reached via Norfolk. Commenting with much sar
casm upon a remark of General Chapman's, that
the 4 feet 8 1-2 was the abolition gauge, he asked
whether Norfolk, when she got produce, would not
sell to the abolitionists or any body that wanted it ?
Mr. L's criticism upon the phrase unfortunately
introduced by Gen C. was so sharp that that gen
tleman explained it away.
In the course of his remarks Mr. L said that if he
had known|what was to be encountered here be would
never have eoin<v He came here to put the people of
No'folk right with respect to Richmond—she was not
selfish nor mean nor unhospitable. We want Norfolk
to become the great Commercial mart of the South.
Richmond cannot be that mart—Norfolk alone is ca
pable of being that. He had been wholly for a line
cf steamers to NoifoU. Richmond must feel the
refluent of the prospeiity of Notfolk Has Richmond
been niggaidly to Internal Improvements'! Has she
not been the largest contributor? Does she not
pay the heaviest tax in North America? Her citi
zens have contributed to every road that touches
Richmond, while in her corporate capacities she has
gone beyond liet limits to appropriate $100,000 to the
Tennessee road west of Lynchburg, and that too af
ter a tender of $51(1.000 if the company would con
nect with the Danville Road, Mr L. went at great
length into the argument—referring to the action at
the Union Convention and the White StilphurCon
vantion and appealed upon the facts and the history
that the gauge tli ,nld uot be thrown in to distract the
Convention He expr»ssed his deprecation of itsio
trodui tiori in the strongest terms ai d indulged tome
gloomy forebodings for the cause of inipioveinents,
it the Convention should persist in its course. For
one with his views be could luder no circumstances
surrender lis ground and give way to the demand
that was made. He presented the view that this
course in ght array the whole Northside against the
Southside, and addressed to the Convention an ap
peal on that ground. He appealed to the Southside
to give some proof of her love of Virginia by laying
the gauge upon the altar of their country, and rather
than have ail undone be united.
With regard to the proposition for ths change of
gauge last winter, Mr L. did uot understand it to
come from the Central Company. He could attri
bute it to the generous impulse of an indiscreet
friend. Of the proposition he knew nothing; but as
a cit'zen of Virginia, he would even reject the pro
position to change the gauge, if he were certain that
the Soutli9ide would pay the whole cost. It would
still be injustice to the Northside roads. If you
caange the gauges, you must change it to suit all.
After Mr. Lyons finished, the Convention took a
recess, and in the afternoon the discussion was re
newed by Mr. Preston, of Montgomery, who spoke
for <ouie time with his well known ability. He ar
gued in favor of the general principle of compromise
involved in the question. He considered it important
that the Convention should speak out for effect on
the Legislature. He contended that the Southside
was making a great concession—that ju«t:ce would
require thM the Covington and Ohio Road should be
made on State accouat only from the mouth of
Creenbiier to the Big Maudv, it being only a common
stem thus fai; and tba a joint stack company should
make the road from Covington to the mouth of
Greenbrier just as the New River branch had to be
made. He did not desire such a thing to be done,
but stated it by way of argument. Mr. Preston re
viewed t#e argument in most of its aapecti, espe
cially witn regard to the effect ofbreakicg bulk in
preventing tbe withdrtwal of our trade
Mr. Rives, of Petersburg, followed Mr. Preston,
and, catching the idea I have stated in my brief no
tice of his speech, offered the following substitute to
the 7th resolution:
Resolvel, That it be recommended to the Oene>
ral Assembly to cause -o be constructed a Railroad,
on State account, from the Ohio river to the mouth
of Greenbrier river,or the month of Indian Creek;
and that a cbarter be given to constrnct a road from
Covington to tbe mouih of Greenbrier, with a sub
scription of threa-6fths of the necessary amount, on
the part of the Stale, te aid in its construction.
Dr. Worsham of Dinwiddie made a short speech,
which threw tlie Convention into the very beet hu
mor tor iti good humored common sense.
Messrs. Anderson and Mallory appealed to Mr.
JLivee to withdraw bis amend nect.
I Mr. Rivea aeclined to do ao, utileaa tho»9 who op.
poted the cemproiaue, would indicate their wiillnf
*11 eu to accept it.
Mr. Deane followed in a very earned and well
ooaaidered apercb, warmly aapporling the coropro
uiae, and appea ing e»pecially to the Hicbmeml de
legation to accept it; lie wu aaaaaed that tbey did
Mr. Graaty of Danville followed, «tut lining tie
Major Early of Franklin oHerrd the following
atimdmeot to the aubstitute :
That In erder to harmonize and wMte
& i Hiding intereata, which defeated and •till Jeopar
dise furtner appropriationa for the proueention of
tk(» great State linea. thia Convention recommend
tint apeedy meaanrea be taken to inaure a eonnec
tlun between the Virginia and Tenneaeee Railroad
a»t the Covington and Ohio Railroad, by the coo
•traction on tba joint etock principle, or a branch
r0».4 down Naw River, and a connection between
tba Richmond and Danville Railroad and the two
forier made, by a branch to ba eonatructed on the
principle, to intereect the Virginia and Tennea
aM* Railroad at aoma point eaat of iu oonsactioo
<rtt* tin M«w liTM JSfuwb.
Maj. E. In offering it briefly explained hi* view*
and expressed hi* regret at the introduction ot the
?»uge queation—which wu not lair orju»t to the
Mr. Johnaon or Bedford opposed the amendment
and earnestly advocated the compromise.
Mr. Magruder followed in a (peeeh Inconcluaion
on his *iie, and announced that he and thoae who
acted with him, ahould the Convention show a de
termination to pais the reaolution about the gauge,
would decline taking any part in iia action.
Mr. Lyona made a brief explanation, making a
similar intimation with regard to the course of the
Richmond delegation. Both be and Mr Magruder
declared that the courae waa taken under a aenae
of duty, in the moat calm and diapaasionate spirit,
without any unkind feeling whatever. Mr. L. aaid
h« and hi* Irirnda would keep their aeata, being
present hut not voting.
Mr. Rivea aaid be had intended to withdraw his
amendment, but aince the declarations he bad
heard, he could not do ao.
Mr. Meade understood there waa objection made
that the State was to teke stock in tbe Central road
to the amount of the cost of widening tbe gauge
They were prepared to remove this objection by
an amendment that should favor the simple pay
ment of that expense out of tbe Treasury. Would
that suit tbe gentleman from Ricbmond ?
Mr. Lyons answered that it would not. He bad
already stated as much. He would not do the injus
tice to the North side roads that would be done by a
change of guage.
Mr Lyons moved, byway of testing the question,
that the resolutions and amendments be indefinitely
postponed. Should his motion fail, he wtfuld under
stand that the Convention was determined to adopt
tbe objectionable resolution, and then the course al
ready indicated could be pursued, ffthe motion pre
vailed, he could offer immediately the resolutions
that were acceptable to him.
The motion was then rejected—Albemarle, Augus
ta, Alleghany and Bath and Richmond voting in the
Mr. Claiborne complained of the hurry of the Con
vention and the want of deliberation. He had de
sired to s.ipport Maj. Earley's amendment, but the
Convention wu impatient and rapidly drawing to a
close. He expressed hia regret that the gauge was
introduced in the Convention.
Mr. Meade spoke of tbe course of Mr. Lyons and
his friends as extraordinary and destructive of Con
ventions. A party had only to ascertain before hand
thtt a vote would be against them, and withdraw.
Mr. Chapman said that all the Central men had not
withdrawn; that he was a Central Road man, and
that he f junri Rockbridge and Mercer, Central Road
counties, standing by him.
Dr. Cocke reprt*ented two railroad interests, and
could not withdraw from the Convention. He rep
re»ented the Alexandria road, as well as the Central.
The question was then put upon the amendment of
Mr. Karly, and negatived. The substitute otfered by
Mr. Rives was also rejected.
The first six re«elutions of the Committee were
then agreed to. The question being put on the sev
enth (gauge) resolution, it was carried by the fol
Jyrt.—Bedford, 2; Bottetourt, 1; Buckingham, 1;
Campbell. 2; Giles, 1 ; Monroe, 2; Montgomery, 1;
Mercer, 1; Nansemond, 1; Norfolk county, 2; Norfolk
city. 1; Prince Edward, 1; Petersburg, 1; Pulaski, 1;
Kockbr:d*e, 2; Koanoke, 1; Southampton, 1.—22.
Sun—Albemarle, 2; Bath, 1; Elizabeth City, 1;
Franklin, 2: Greenbrier, 1; Hanover, I.—B.
So the seventh resolution was adopted.
The report of Mr. Myers on steam psckets was
taken up, adopted, and Messrs. Myer Myers, H. Ro
bertson, Tazewell Taylor. James Lyons, and R. K.
Meade, were appointed a committee to.memorialize
On motion of Mr. Preston, the thanks of the Con
vention were tendered the President for the dignity
and impartiality with which he hud presided.
On his motion, thanks were also voted the Secre
On motions, severally made, thanks were voted to
the people of Norfolk—the Club—and the Trustees
of the Church, in whicb the Convention met.
On motion of Mr Johnson of Bedford, at 12 o'clock
at night, the Convention adjourned tine die.
ARRIVAL OF THE NORTH STAR.
TWO WEEKS I.ATKK FROM CALIFORNIA.
Loss of the Steamer Yankee. Made—Fifteen Passen
gem Pirished—One Hundred and Fifty Thous.
and Gold Dollars Lost—Terrible Scene, tfc., (fc
New York, Nov 9—The steamer North Star
arrived this afternoon at so'clock, from Aspinwall,
bringing California mails to the 16th of October.—
She connected with the Golden Gate, which was
detained at San Francisco until 4 o'clock, P. M. on
the 10th, to enable merchants to answer letters re
ceived by the Golden Age She brings 526 passen
gers, including Mrs. Sinclair and Lieut Beale.
Thesti'amer Falcon, Irom Havana and New Or
leans, with mails and passengers, arrived at Aspin
wall on the Ist., and was to sail the same day on
The North Star brings $1,700,000 in gold on
WRECK OF THE VANKEE BLADE.
The steamer Yankee Blade left San Francisco on
the 30th of September lor Panama, and was wreck
ed on tbe following day. She had on board KX)
passengers besides her crew and firemen, when she
struck the reef rocks, off Point Arguelle, 15 miles
above Point Conception.
A heavy fog hung upon the coast, which was the
cause of the disaster. The captain supposed the
steam'T to be twenty miles from the coast at the
tlmo of the disaster. The scene among the passen
gers is represented to have been awlul, fifteen of
vvhem perished before they were rescued. The
lollowiog are all the names of the lost that are given;
Four children of Mrs. Longstown, Mrs. Breman
and child; Mrs. Sumner and child; Mrs. Smith
and child, wile of Messrs. Smith. Brothers &. Co ;
Mr. Mt ore and child, and Frank Mitchell.
There was a terrible scene of pillage on board
after «he struck, and before the passengers were
rescued by the steamer Gollah. All the specie on
board, amounting to §153,000, was lost. The ship
;8 a total wreck, having soon washed to pieces.
The steamship Brother Jonathan arrived at San
Francisco on the 15th ult, with passengers from
the wreckot the Yankeeßlade.
The neamer Sierra Nevada reached San Fran
cisco on the 13th ult. The ship Golden West, from
Philadelphia, arrived on the 12th, and on the same
day the steamer Uncle Sain, from San Juan.
The sloops of war Portsmouth and St. Mary'g
were at Honolulu, Sept. Kith.
Henry Meigs has committed forgeries of Comp
troller's warrants, the stock of California, papers,
.Sec., to the extent of §1,(>00,000, and decamped tor
parts unknown, with his brother John G. Meigs, in
the bark American, which they purchased, stored
and armed for the purpose.
Thetrial of Col. Walker, ex-President of Sone
ra, is progressing.
A BATTLE IN THE PACIFIC.
A I- rench tieet, consisting of three frigates and
a sloop oi war, arrived at San Francisco on the 3d
inst. They had, in conjunction with the English
fleet, made an attack upon the Russian town and
lort of Petropoulowski, in Kamschatka.
The English and French were repulsed with a
loss variously estimated at from one hundred to
about double that number. The British Admiral
Price, who commanded the combined fleet, wa«
killed by a pistol shot during the engagement, and
it is supposed accidentally shot himself.
Two Ku'sian vessels had been captured by the
allies. The British ships sailed afterwards for
San Francisco, Oct. 14—The first week of the last
lortuight was marked with unusual activity. Im
proved rates had been obtained lor many leading
staples, and large purchases had been made to
arrive. During the last week business had been
less active, but an early revival of trade is antici
1 lour.—There bas been no imports, and nothing
of interest to note The only sale of moment was
a lot of Uallego at $12, since which that description
has ad vanced 25 cents.
NEW YORK ELECTION.
New York, Nov. D —Niagara county gives 440
maj. lor Clark, and Thomas P. Flagler, whig is re
elected in the 31st district by 6000 majority.
Saratoga County—.n this county Mr. Clark has
a majority of 500 votes—a gain of 200 votea over
New Yobk, Nov 9, Evening.—Re-urns received
up to ten o'clock this evening show the following
result, viz Seymour 00,000; Clark 82,000; Ullman
Raymond iwhigj Is surely chosen Lieutenant
Seymour I* elected by eighteen or twenty thou
sand majoriiy, mid .TO or ."J2 anti-Nebraska Congreaa
inen, ol whom 2* are whig*, are elected.
ft it barely posaible that the LegUlature will be
Clark or Ullman may ran up to Seymour.
Chautauga County give* Cllman a majority of
TEN THOUSAND KNOW NOTHINGS IN
Nk-.v Vokk, Not. 9.—Fully ten thousand Know
NotblOTs assembled in the Park this erening, and
pasted strong resolution! charging the eleciiun ot
Mr. Wood, the democratic candidate for mayor,
with being the reatilt of the groaaeat fraud, <fcc.—
The meeting dispersed quietly, forming an immenae
procession, una passing through the principal
streets, shooting,cheering, Ac,
THE ASSAULT ON OFFICER BUTMAN.
Wouckstkb. Mo*. o.—Solomon H. Dutton, ft
colored man, has been arrested here, charged with
being one of the party who made the assault and
riotous attack oo officer Batman, who bad render
ed himself obnoxious to the abolition lata by ait sating
the fugltirea tilma and Burns some months since —
Tun accused waa required to give bail to the amount
ADDITIONAL BY THE STEAMER AMERICA.
_SAL5 AL . t f **• November!).—Tha intelligence by thla
UT/.j ** l ulte intereating, though there ia nothing
decisive from the seat of war. Commercially, the
advices are very Important.
raoGßKaa OF THB *IL
Thelateet advisee show that but twenty days
lapsed between the departure of the besieging ar
™T„ Belaklav* and the opening of their fire
"P" n Sebaatopol Tbe batteries were ready on the
and from°he thß l ' lil the fir " °P ene(l fro ® ti»land
bombardment continued till night, the Rue-
KV,Hu«- g 10 in killed and wounded. Admiral
™, W " « raon « killed.
1 he fortificationa sufl'ered lint little damage,
on the morning of the 18th tbe bombardment
r "amed from the allied batteries only.
1 he Ruaaian despatches aay the garrlsona make
When the mail left Constantinople on th<Mfttb
five steamers bad arrived at Balaklava with thoae
wounded in repelling a great sortie from the Rus
sian torts, twenty thousand strong.
Lord Raglan and Marshal Caurobert had for
mally summoned Sebastopol to surrender, aßgi re
squired that the women an 3 children and the sick
should be sent away and that flags should be hoist
ed upon the hospitals.
So far as known, the Russian army ia concen
trating on the Upper Belleck, and already numbera
The allied army ia divided into siege army and
army of obaervation. The latter ia posted on the
extenaive table land which separates Balaklava
"JT? Sevastopol, accessible only from two points.
ilj .were hovering on the outside of
the allies positions, and on the 7th they made a
strong demonstration on the north west extremity
ol the camp, but were kept in check. Finally they
retired without a battle.
On the 2d, sth and 11th of October the garrison
cf Sebastopol made sorties and destroyed some
On the evening of the sth a convoy of transports
witb|4,ooo Russians succeeded in entering Sebasto
The allies number 110,000 in°n at Sabastopol,
and £,000 additional French troops were ready
to embark from Marseilles Da the 2I<L-wkl 8,000
Turks Irom Varna. ' *•
Letters say that the allies have :«)0 guns in their
batteries; and after a few days' firing an attempt
will be made to storm the garrison which is esti
mated at 40,(XX) men.
Admiral Machinott", who commanded at Sinope, is
the commandant at Sebastopol. He has published
an addrfiss saying that he will defend it to the last,
and that any one is welcome to shoot him if he does
Advices from Constantinople to the 13th say that
the Russians had retaken Eupatoria, the English
garrison of 500 men retiring with the loss of one
sun. This, however, is denied by the English pa
The allies have sent a force, under General Bos
quete and Achment Pacha to Perekeof to prevent
the advance of the Russian;.
AUSTRIA AND RUSSIA.
Affairs look stormy between Russia and Austria.
A great council of war has been held at Vienna, at
which the Emperor presided It is reported', In
connection with this fact, that Austria has summon
ed Russia to withdraw from the frontier of Gal
The whole Austrian army has been put on the
war footing, and on the 2Gtb the garrision el Vien
na has orders to be ready to march ia at forty
eight hours' notice.
Russia in the meantime menaces Austria, and the
Czar has gone to Warsaw.
Large Russian forces are concentrating on the
Austrian frontiers, and there is but little doubt en
tertained at Vienna that ere long there will be ac
tual hostilities between the two powers.
Austria has concluded an jmmense financial ope*
ratioD, by which she has translered to a company
of capitalists all the railroads constructed and
worked by the government In Hungary and Bohe
mia. The company pays 200,000,000 lrancs and the
government guarantees 5 per cent.
Austria returned answer to the last despatch of
the Prussian government, repeating that Austria
will adhere inflexibly to the policy expressed in
the note of the 30th of September. The action of
Prussia in regard to this answer ia looked for with
The British fleet will leave the Baltic about the
end ol November, returning in squadrons to Ports
mouth, Sheerness, Plymouth and Cork.
Five floating twenty-gun boats, drawing four feet
of water, are building in England tor spring opera
Another Polar expedition will be sent in the
spring to bring home the remains of Sir John
Franklin's party. Dr. Rae will be given the com
A galvanic apparatus is being constructed at New
Castle, on the 'lyne, to blow up the ships sunk off
The Emperor Nicholas has written a letter of
condolence to Madame St. Aanaud, and bestow* a
pension of 20,000 francs as national recompense.
The whole camp of the South will embark lor the
Eastern war as required. t
Mr. Soule's return to MarlrU caused quite an ex
citement, and a clamor was made to inducc the
Spanish Government to solicit hia recall.
Queen Isabella has abandoned tbeideaof abdi
The Legitimists are preparing for some nest
MR. SOULE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING FRANCE.
The London Times says: "We are informed
that the Hon. Pierre Soule, the American Minis'
ter to the Court at Madrid, was, ou Tuesday, the
21th, refused permission to pass through France, ori 1
his return from England to Spain. I '
THE ACQUISITION OV SAMANA. »" '
The London Post, in announcing semi-otjjcially
tbe acquisition of Samana, says: "It atqounts
virtually, if not absolutely, to the annexation of St.
Domingo. The acquisition by the United States of
so important a position as a position threatening on
either hand the Spanish Islands of Cuba and Porto
Rico, and so directly affecting tbe British West In
dian possessions, cannot be received indifferently.
The arrival of the overland mail had been tele
graphed to London.
Canton, up to the oth of September, was still
besieged, aud the distress of those in the city was
There was no tea ready for shipment.
The Insurgents yet held Shanghai.
The American clipper ship Comet bad arrived at
Hong Kong from Liverpool in 84 days.
[From Milligan's Circular J
Liverpool, Friday Evening, Oct. 27 — Cotton—
The sales ol Cotton during the past week loot up
40,000 bales. The demand has beeu good at stiffer
prices, but quotations are unchanged. Sales to
speculators 30<X> bales, and to expotters 4000 bales.
New Orleans fair cotton fi 1-4; middling 5 1-4; up
land lair 6; middling 5 18.
Flour—Prices have advanced; Western Canal
425; Ohio 445. Corn—Sales of"yellow and white
at 4'Js. Wheat—White wheat 12s Cd.
There is nothing of importance from Bfc Peters
At Sebastopol, on the 2l»t, the operations of the
be-iegers continued, their fir* being effectively
ana Wered and the fortifications sustaining little dam
age. V - •
Trebizcnd, October'i — The Absssia chiefs have re
filled to receive Schsuiyl's army, and Hsgiss Pasha
ia consequently cut eff froir. all tommunicalion with
th« coast of Absssia,
Paris, Friday Xiyht —There is no confirmation of
the reported entry uf tbe Russiaas intofthe Dobrads
cha. It Is therefore doubted
Sir John Burgoyne on the 14th fixed sites for batte
ries which will destroy the shipping in the port of
A Russian war steamer bus been captured by tbe
DEFEAT OK THE RUSSIANS IN TUpIMSH ABMEIHA.
T&e Moniteur of tbif morning coottiot &b account
of « victory gained over tbe Russians near Gttmri, in
whieh tbe latter lost the'r baggtge and 30 guns The
Russian general was killed- The Tarka began tbe
battle by besieging tbe eitadel of Gnmri, when the
Run:en corps which formerly defeated the Turks at
Bajagid advanced to the reseoe from Erivan, bat
were repulsed and sliut in one of the dtfiles, suffer
ing considerable lose.
THE I.ATEST COMMERCIAL.
Liverpool, Saturday woo*.—Cotton —The mar
ket is unchanged, but firm, with fees of between
7,000 and 8,000 balee.
THE BEARCH FOR THE ARCTICS BOATS
Borrow, No*. B.—The Newfouidler, published
at St John's, N. F., contain* the following abstract
of the cruiee by the clipper (hip John Clemens, J.
R. Luckey, master, in search ot the missing boaU
of the Arctic. She was absent nine days, and ex
perienced very heavy weather. U*s been some
eighty miles south of St. Peter's, and criuted over
the ground carefully. Spoke many veseela, and
desired them to keep a good look out. Saw a large
chest, but was unable to get It on board; also, *
mattress, supposed to be nude of India rubber, and
filled with air, but could not secure It Think the
boats have been picked op by Teasels bound out
BpPAM, New. P.—The schooner
Cayuga, is ashore in Lake Ontario, wWTIS.OOO
bushels wbest, all ot wblcfa U luM,
Additional by the North Btar.
THE BATTLE 0* THE PACIFIC COAST.
New York, Not. 10.—California papers re
ceived by the North Star, give tbe details of
the battle between the Eoglish and French
and the Russians at Petropoulowski, in Kam
schatka, on the Pacific coast.
Tbe fortress of 120 guns and ISOO men, was
attacked by six allied ships. Several forts
were silenced, and three guns spiked. The
allies then landed, but fell into an ambus
cade. and suffered a terrible loss in killed and
wounded. After this they retired to their
Two Russian frigates in the harbor were
damaged by the fire of the allies, and two
small Russian vessels were captured by the
allies after they left Petropoulowski.
NEW YORK ELECTION.
New York, Nov. 10. —The result of the
election, as reported here, is as follows:
400,000 votes have been heard from. Sey
mour leads Clark 1700, and leads Ullman
11,100. Seventy-eight Whig Assemblymen
SENTENCE OF DR. GRAHAM.
New York, Nov. 10,-Dr. Graham was
this morning sentenced to seven years' con
finement in the penitentiary for killing Mr.
Loring, that being the extent of the punish
ment prescribed by law.
New York, Nov. 10.—A serious riot oc
curred in Williamsburg last night between
the Americans and Irish. One man was shot.
Threats were made to destroy the Catholic
church, but the military were called out and
the mob dispersed.
New Yobk, Nov. 10—Flour—Bayer* demand a
reduction of prices, but there is no change in Sou
thern. Wheat—Southern red $2. Corn advanced
3c. per bushel.
Baltimore, Nov. 10.—Holders of Flour are ask
ing an advance of 12c; no sales reported. Small
sales of Wheat at yesterday's rate*; most of the
samples withdrawn from market. Corn—Holders
are firmer; market active at an advance of 2 to 3c.
FUTURE DAYB. ~
MESSRS. GOUDIN & APPERSON'S
AUCTION SALES ON FOURTH PAGE.
BY TAYLOR fc WILLIAMS.
SIXTEEN HEAD OF VALUABLE
O MULES AT AUCTION.—On THURSDAY, 16:h
November, 1854, commencing at 11 o'clock A. M
upon Council Chamber Hill, near Rarneat's Stable!
w ill be sold 16 head of valuable Mules, sound and
broke to harness; sold for no fault, being the prpoerty
of a gentleman who is overstocked.
Those in want of such stock would do well to at
tend the sale.
Tf.kms—Four months credit, for approved notes
with interest added.
noil TAYLOR fc WILLIAMS. Aucts.
IMPROVED REAL ESTATE AT PUB
LIC AUCTION.—WiII be sold, on TUESDAY,
the 14th day of November. 1854, commencing at Si
o'clock, a very permanently built two-story Brick
House, haviog a dry and airy Basement, with accom
modations for Servants, Fuel, fcc. This property is
situated a short distance North of the Lancasterian
School, fronts on 15th st, and extends eastward ly to
Concord (now Railroad) >t. presenting a beautiful
| view of the road and the handsome Coach Depot re
cently erected near this property, which presents a
good situation for a Retail Store or a Re rectory,
whilst the present improvements aiford comfortable
accommodations for a small family, having recently
been repaired and put in excellent order.
Should the purchaser of tbis property desire it, he
can purchase an adjoining tenement with more
ground, having an alley extending from street to
ARTER WHICH, will be sold eight or more good
sized Lots, just without the Corporation, in the im
mediate neighborhood of the late Distillery, now the
manufacturing establishment of Messrs. Mott, Lewis
Terms at sale, which will be accommodating,
no 10 TAYLOR & WILLIAMS, Auc's.
BY ALEXANDER NOTT.
SUPERB FURITUKE AT AUCTION.
O Will be sold on WEDNESDAY next, 15th In
stant, at 10 o'clock, at the store on Franklin street,
next Messrs. Brown fc Sbook's, an Invoioe of new
and superb FUBNITURE, consisting of
2 pair splendid Card Tables
4 Enclcse'l Marble-top Washstands
4 splendid Mahogany Lounges
ft do do Rocking Chairs
7 do do Sofas
2 do do Divans
5 do Easy Chairs
6 double Shuck Mattresses
The attention of the public is requested, as the sale
is positive, and the Furniture of the best quality
co 11 ALEX. NOTT, Auct.
PRIVATE LIBRARY, AT AUCTION.
—On FRIDAY, November 17th, I shall fell at
auction, the Library of a professional gentleman, in
cluding Law and Miscellaneous Becks. The collec
tion ii rich in such authors as Swift, Addition, Steele,
Burke and all the later distinguished writers, and
•mount the law ma; be feuud the Virginia Reports,
Davit' Criminal Law, Ac., lie Also, works on Ar
chitecture in great numbers Catalogues may be had
at my store on Wednesday, the 15th inst.
ELIAS HALE, Auctioneer and
no ll—fit Commissioner Merchant, 10G Mainst.
/COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF NE-
V-/ OBOES.—By virtue of a decree of Powhatan
Circuit Court, pronounced on the 16th day of Octo
ber. 1854, I snail ofi>r for sale, for cash, by public
auction, on MONDAY, the 13th day r f November,
1854, at the Auction and Commission House of Ben
jamin Davis, in the city of Richmond, at the hoar of
10 o'clock, A. M.. two liktly negroes, viz: Mason, a
woman about 35 years of age, and her son Edward,
about 13 years of age, belonging to the estate of Wm.
Motley, dee'd , late of Powhatan connty, Virginia.
JOHN F. MOTTLEY, Comin'r.
Baie conducted by Benj. Davis Auct'r.
BY JOHN R. D. PAYNE, Salesman.
COMMISSIONER S SALE OF VALU
ABLE "PROPERTY IN THE CITY orRICH
MOND.—By virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court
of toe C.ty of Richmond, pronounced on the 14th
day of June. 1851, in the case of Pickett rt. Pickett
and ethers, I will tell on SATURDAY, the Ist day of
Deoember, at 4} o'clock P. M , at public auction, on
the premises, a Lot of Oround at Rocketts, fronting
on Rocketts street 41 feet, and running back to Wa
ter street—it being the rema'ning portion of the Lot
purchased by Mr. Jesse Williams.
Tekms—One-foorth cash; the balanse on a credit
of one, two and three years, secured by bonds, with
approved security, carrying interest from the day of
sale. Title retained until the last bond is paid, and a
deed ordered by the Court.
no l JOHN A. PICKETT. Com'r.
BY JOHN K. t>. PAYNE, Salesman.
A LARGE AND HANDBOME LOT
OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, PIANO.
AND VALUABLE BOOKS AT AUCTION.-Will
be sold on WEDNESDAY, the 15th ins ~ at 10 o'elk,
in the house occupied by C»pt. A. Talcott, on Frank
lin s'.reet, between Bth and 9th, a variety of Furni
ture, consisting in part of Mahogany Loengee, do.
Chairs of various kind* and patterns, do. Bureau*,
Wardrobes, Presses, Ottomans, Carpets, one Kxten
sion Table, Tea and Side Tab'es with marble tops,
Candleabra*. Lamps, Gai Fi*tur*i, Fea
' ther Be da, Mattrssses, Bedsteads. Glass and China
Ware, together with many other articles uteful in a
family. Also, one of Pickering's fine-toned! Pi»n»*.
Terms at sale. R- CAUTHORN
At the same time will be hired for ths balance of
the year, two female servants—one a good Coek and
the other a good Chambermaid and Besmstress. no*)
ATS. FODDER, CORN, HAY, Ac.,
v/ AT AUCTION —I will sell on TUEBDAY.
the 14th inst, at my farm, on the Brooke Turnpike,
at II o'clock, (at the 3d gate on thi left hand after
panting the weigh h'nie.' Sheaf Oats, blade Fodder,
top do , rye Straw, SO .barrels Corn, 3 Carts, Hsy,
Plantation Utensils, he.
At.so, one fine yuan; harness HORBE, well
Terms.—AH sains over >30, four months for nego
tiable paper, satisfactorily endorsed; oiulersWeash
no 9-tds JAMES MILLER.
BY DUNLOP, MONCURE h CO.
rGROCERIES, &0., AT AUCTION.—
On TUESDAY, the 14th list, commencing at
ft o'clock, we will sell, at our auction store, a general
assortment of Groceries consisting In part of
SUGAR, Clarified and N. O . fair to choice quality.
.MOLASSES, prime w'ity in barrels and half Mm.
ADAMANTINE CANDLES. Lamp Oil, Lard Oil.
TEAS.G P. and Pouchoos; Jamaica Rum.
Madeira and sherry winFj brandy.
ASSORTED CANDIES: MUSTARD. Ac, fee.
' Terms-Under 9100 cash. ovarii#) 4 mo*, credit
for approved negotiable paper. __
DUNLOP, MONCURE k CO,
BY RICHARD CAUTHORS!
TOBACCO FIXTURES, A c., AT ADC
-1 TION —On THURSDAY,I*h t»st, at twelve
o'clock M.,oa the preniees. oa 11 thstree (between
Mai* and Frauklin, at »>«»•£ ooeupiedby Henirß.
Jenea, I wilt eel 1 at suction 10 Tobacco Screws, Hat
over that amount, i monthe credit (or approved ne
gotiable paper. UOUARD CAUTHORN,
I APCWtMt BILBB
3 BR JIfHSSESSPst
Ljl. t i o if —win k ,
in*., at 10 o'e'ock. at the A action Lot newthi Ou
Work*. A COW WITH SIX LEGS. one Sftb, grs£
Mt cnripsitie* of tbe She VMexhibited at tk*
lata Cair. and thoaaanda flocked to *m her. Ik* ia
*i* veara old, and U • very heaatlful animal. Ska
will be *oid wit boat limit or reaarre.
HORSES —At the aame time will be mM • m.
ker of Horses. THOMAS W. KEESER,
BY ALEX NOTT.
FURNITURE. &0., AT AUCTION.—
„ . Will be aild, it the A action Room*, corner of
Main and 15th *t*„ on SATUBD4Y,th« 11th fait, at
10 o dock, a large lot of Uonaehold Earnitni*. ooo
s sting of—Bureaux, Sofa*, Cbails, Bedrteads, Waah
stands, Loklng-Olaaeea. fcc.
Alto, several Cooking Stove*.
Al*o, a small inveiee of Ready-made Clothing.
Alao, a general aaaortment of B<"ot» and Show,
no C foi» ALEX. ROTT.
Horses, huksks, at"auction—
Will be .old on BATURDAY. 11th h»t. f at 10
0 clock, at the Hone Lot, several fine Saddle and
Harness Horses Anion rat them i* a tine young Sad
Ji!i^.?*E , ! , o Hor "*¥» 7 *•»'.• ol < »•" broke, and
one of the beat Baggy Hone* in the country.
°«10-2t ALEX. KOtK Anct.
BY LARUB A SHINE.
'T'WO NEW UAIY MADE CARRIA
II a^T.7» A sF£ PIO , N — P ? EE * TORY SALE.
On SATURDAY Mernins, lltb in*., at 10 o'clock,
we will Hell for account of wnom it may concern, at
the Horte Lot—
1 four paaaenger Rockaway
1 glaaa quarter and front Baronche, with pole
The above Carriage* ware made in thl* aity, of the
best material, and superior workmanship.
no 8 Id4RUS k SHINE. AocU.
ADDITIONAL-Will be added io t?e abo« sale
this morniog, several fine Saddle and Work Horn*,
Males, Cow*, lie.
po » LA RUB fc SHIN*!, Anct*.
BY RICHARD CAUTIICTRN.
Horses, buggies, &c., at auc
tion.—On SATURDAY, 11th inrt, at ten
o'clock, at the large lot nearly in rear of my (tore,
1 will *ell five good Work Horse*, two *eeoadhand
Baggies, with H&rnea*; two Drsya, and two Street
Waggon*. iUCHARD CAUTHORN,
no 10 Auctioneer.
WATCHES, JEWELRY and FANCY
* * ARTICLES -Will be *old at my store THIS
So at 7 o'clock, a large invoice of WATCH
ES, JEWELRY and FANCY ARTICLES.
Also—A small invoice of DRY GOODS
The attention of the public is requested, as the
sale will be without reserve.
oc 31 ALEX NOTT, Anct.
BY ELIAS HALE, No. ll*> Main «t.
ON THIS EVENING, at 7 o'clock, I
•hall offer at aaction a large aaaortment of Staple
and Fane; Oooda, consisting id part as follow*, vii :
Gold and Silver Watches
Ocld Jewelry of every description
Silver and plated ware; Clocks of all kiada
2SOO doz white and colored spool cotton
15<H) gro Buttons, assorted kinds
175 •' Lead Pencils, assorted kinds
750 doz Knives, Scissors and Razors
800 '■ Porte Monaies and Parses
250 " Hair, Teeth, Nail and Lather Bnuhe*
75 " plated Sewing Birds
|175 " fancy Boxes, a large assortment
Also, a large assortment of blank books, paper, tn«
velopes, steel pens, wafers, doable barrel gnns, pa
tent palances, spoons, coffee mills, hammers; togeth
er with a great variety of goods too nnmerous to
mention, In lota to smt purchasers. Every article
warranted as represented. City and country mer
chants are respectfully invited to attend the sale, as
the goods will positively be sold to close consign
ments. ELIAS HALE,
106 Main st.
Every article warranted as represented.
Additions can be received
VERY VALUABLE FARM NEAR
THE CITY OF RICHMOND FOR SALE AT
AUCTION.—WiII he sold, on WEDNESDAY, the
22d of November, 1854. (if fair; If not, the next (hir
day thereafter,) at U o'clock A. M., a valuable Farm
about 3 miles East of Richmond, on the Williams
burg Stage Road, adjoining the lands of John En
ders, dee'd, on the Norih, and od the South and West
"he lands of Robert A Mayo, and Mr. McOrndar'aoa
tha East, containing 101 acres of land; 60 acres
cleared, the balance well wooded and timbered,
saitable for corn, oats, or wheat, and the soil well
adapted also for Gardening The Improvements
contUt of a good Dwelling with 4 rooms, with • first
rate Kitchen, Barn and all other necessary oat
Terms m<d% known on day of *ale.
For farther particular* apply to Mr C. C. Oath
right, who reaidea on tba premises, or Mr T. J.
CARTER, m the city. no a—dtd*
C ALE OF VALUABLE PERSONAL
O PROPERTY IN THE COUNTY OF POW
HAT AN —By virtue of a decree of the Circuit
Court of Goochland county, In the aoit of John Boi
ling ag'inst Archibald Boiling and other*, 1 will aell
on the 22d day of November, 18M, if fair; If not on
the next fair day, commencing at 12 o'clock M., at
Centre Hill, in the county of Powhatan, aituated on
James River, and about 23 miles from the city of
Richmond, the following Property, belonging to the
estate of Blair Boiling, deceaaed: About 3 or 4»>o bbl*.
of Corn: all of the Oats, Straw, Fodder and Shuck*
on the Farm. Alto, all of the Stock of Male*, Hor
s°h, Oxen, Cowa and Hogg, and all of the Plantation
TkrmsofSale —For all lumi of 525 and under,
cash; for all auma over 25, a credit of 6 month* will
be given. Bonda, with good security, will be requir
ed for the credit payments.
ALGERNON 8. BTORRB,
Administrator of Blair Boiling, deceased,
SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ES
TATE IN CHESTERFIELD-I shall expose
to public aale to the higheat bidder, at Cheatertield
Courthouse, on MONDAY, the 13th inat, that being
County Court day. J. L. Aichei's interest in a tract of
land aituated in said county, on Jaraea river, e >ntain
iog 200 acre*; embracing the BELLONA FOUN
DRY, bounded by the land* of Joaeph P. Young and
ala. Also, another tract tituate In aaid county con
taining fc£> acres, ice , bounded by the land* of Phl
neaa Clay and a!*.; said tracta will be (hown to any
Serson deairous i.f purchasing, by G. W. 8., near
[anchester. Sold to sttiafyan execution against
aaid Archer in favor of tba Commonwealth of Vir
Tebms—Six month*credit for bond* with approv
ed leeority, the title to be made when the purcha**
money i* paid. GEO. W. SMELLING. Sheriff
no 9—<t* of Chesterfield county. _
Land near Richmond fob
SALE.—I offer for sale my FARM, called
"ROSEDaLE," containing 2a acre*, on the river
sdle of the Plank Road, 4 mile* west of the elty.—
The Land I* of the mo«t improvable quality, part of
it admirably adapted to market gardening; and at •
trifling expense, the occupant might combine the
ice buainets with the agricultural, and prosecute
both very profitably with tba easy draught on the
There I* on the place a small but very comfortable
House, with four rooma, now In the occupancy of
Four-fifth* of the purchase money may remain on
bond and mortgage, interest payable half-yearly fot
a long term of year*.
no 9—3t J. H. MONTAGUE
rpo NEGRO TRADERS AND THE
X PUBLIC GENERALLY —I keep alw*y* on
hand a Urge a« >rtm»nt of NEGRO CLOTH IMO
sad WOMEN'S DRESSES AI«o. t great variety
Clothing, BooU. Shoe* and Fancy Dry Goods, all of
which i will *ell tciy cheap.
LEWIS SCHWEITZER, 17th .treet,
no 7—lot* Opposite new Vegetable Market.
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS.
WM. H. SUTTON, 13th »t, between
" ' Main and Cary i'«, Dealer la LEATHER,
SHOE FINDINGS, SHOEMAKERS' and CUR
RIERS' TOOLS, TANNERS' OIL. He, dealrea to
call the attention of (traoger* and other* the
city, to hi* large and well aelected atoek of Good* re •
ceutly laid in for the Fall and Winter trad*, ooaetgt
ing in part of—
Hemlock and Oak-tanned Sole Leather
W« and Raaiet Upper Leather, Kip Skin*
French and American Calf Skin*
Crawford*# and Chamber 1 * Philadelphia Calf SUu
French and German Patent Calf Sitae
French and Philadelphia finished Mjrooeo and Kid
Red, Sine, Green, Yellew, White aad Bronte Li-
Blaok aad Colored Esaaeiled Leather aad Cloth
Patent Leather; 8u Leather; While Welt StiM
Hog Skiae; Sheep Skin*; Deer'* Hair
Saddler** three-cord Thread aad Shoe Thread*. all
BooMTree* Shee Tree*! Lett*; dam Pen Boot
Rawia BrietUe; Kaiveei Piaahere; Hammer* Awta
Shoe Lacee} Galloon*; Varaieh; l»e*tia|; Baila
Shoo ma Iter** Kit; Carrier** Knlvee; Braehf tM *
tcoortas 9u>bmj Biui Vietn Tmmwf OU» ks.
tpIVE DOLLARS REWARD.--SANA
day* riaoe Said womaa i* *toat art healthy, aM
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