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rsiu-i MORNING JULY *.. \m
Adventure la a teal fit.
A eorr-.H.ndeoi of tbe Philadelphia Pre**,
writing from tha Schnyikiii (pa.) coal region,
gives an inteiestlng account of an adventure
ta a coal pit, a few days sinoe, in wbich two
young ladies-the elder only eighteen—were
prominent nator*. Tbo pit was the deepest
one In the vuiuiiy. The writer «ay* :
An inteliig. Nt anil brave Scotchman, whote
practical kaowledf.- of mining i* of ibe tmmat
t borough character, wa* appealed to, and be
decided ibntaa old drift,(adrift i» nn opening
leadinghorizontall> into the side ole moun
tain,) kuowo a* the "Otto Mine," wa* the most
suitable for the proposed vi-tt. Thi* drift ex
tended into tbe mountain a distance of oo*
mile and a half, aud bed beeu worked for
tears. The dangers attending the excursion
were not concealed, bnt these only added wst
to the undertaking. Two young gentlemen
volunteered as escort*, nnd the company was
formed. It was arranged that a drift car was
to bs taken to the entrance of the mine, and
that this, drawn by a mule and driven by a
miner, was to convey tbe party into theearth's
bo-om, while the Scotchman was to accom
pany them as guide.
i -Having equip|>ed themselves for the jour
ney, th.-y departed at I o'clock in tbe after
noon, ai.d reached ihe enii of tbe mine with
out difficulty. Here an hour was spent in ex
amining tbe coal lorraaUous and the subter
ranean chamber j and their curiosity being
thoroughly grailaad, they prepared to return.
Mounted on their novel conveyance, they
were proceed ing merrily along, when one of
ihe young ladies expressed a desire to break
of i ptaoeo. coal as a memento of their visit.
Tbe car was stopped, and, armed with a stone,
the lady commonced balieriug at ihe granite
like coal. While thus employed, a miner who
bad been stationed at the outlet of the mine.
.uter«_ hastily, and informed tbe Scotch guide
ibat the earth o\er the pa.sage-way hadcom
uieiiot! to crumble.
This, io miner--, is au utmost certain indica
uoa that a fall will take place—the dropping
jiebbles being bui the forerunner of the crush
ing rock* and earth. Tne car was irainedi
.itely pal la motion, with the hope that the
t-xit might be gained before tin-danger arrived,
but their effort- were vain. Tbey had goue
■mta few hundred yards when a rumbliug
like distant thunder was heard—a rush ol
, <ld air blow over them, and then all was still
v the grave!
There could be no doubt as to the cause ol
.bis pbeuomeuoii: the miue had caved in.—
.tie mute was brought i_> a stand, and ihe
- ... Milan, accompanied by the miner who
hai served as the Jehu of the party, pro
ceeded onward to make an exploration, la a
rbort time they return-el, and report.d t-.ai
the tall of earth and rock was so great that it
would ti.ke at least three days to dig a pas
-Mge-way out, aud that there was great danger
ol further [alts, the -:th being now 100-eued.
Here was a pretlic*__eut. IJururi txtneaih a
..lountaiu, beyoud any possible help for three
days, wi'-h no water or food, aad the air so
close that unaccustomed lungs could hardly
breaibe it—the heart might well quail at the
contemplation of such a condition. Bi* fe
male heroism rose superior to the misfortune,
and tbe ladies of the party "stood as those
who championed human fears." Oue of them
declared that they could "lull the mule and
live upou that tor three days, or until they
cjold bedag out.*'
After a consultation among tbe miners, the
Scotch guide announced tha. there was au air
»hafi ascending from the end of the mine to
the summit of ibe mountain, and tnatitwas
barely |iossible that this might afford ■ way
of egress. Tbe party therefore returned to
the extremity ol the drift, aud the miner who
had accompanied theiu was sent up ihe shun
•..•a-.i-ert.-un if uwasopeu lo the-_iface. For
near two hours ttie company anxiously.—vait
ed the return of their messenger. At ibe end
of that time he came back with ihe rapoi i ihat
be had reuhed the surface with great uitllcul
ty, and that the shaft was open, but in a very
dangerous condition. Time had rotted away
the timbers which kepi its sides from tailing
together, and the stones hung loose in mauy
places, ready to tail at the slightest touch.—
liutsiill there was a hmpa of aacapa; and when
humanity is reduced to desperation, teats can
be accomplished which, Id calmer uijineut.,
would be considered impossible.
The air-shaft was less than two feet in diam
eter aud rose to a height of near six hundred
feet. In some piace.s it was perpendicular,
aud in others it was honied up man angle.—
The dampness ol years had severed lb. tim
bers around it wuhsliine, and where they had
rotte. away a soft mudoo/.ed out of the i ..in
Bui Bo.wiihataa.il _ all these diL— tjes,
ndded to tbe danger that a fall'ug rock nlaght
wedge them iv beyond tbe power of escape,
and leave them to die the lingering death ol
being buried alive, they determintd to attempt
ihe ascent.
Tne party consisted of tbe two ladies, the
two geutleinen who acted as iheir escort, the
Sea -liiiiau, who was tne.r guide, and two
miners. The ladies prepared themselves by
removing all their superfluous clothing, and
the as.cut was commenced. The guide with
oue miner great flTbt, the two gentlemen foi
lowed, then came the ladies, aud, taeUy, me
remaining miner. Painfully they t/Tte<i up
ward, now dragging themselves over decaying
timbers and projecting rocks, now forcing
themselves through spaces where it seemed
almost itnpo-siule l_r them to pass, and now
drawing each other by the hand, from step to
step, where the ascent was perpendicular.—
Through all this tbe firtitudt. of the ladies
never lor a moment deserted Uiem. They were
cheerful and bopeiul. when the men who ac
companied them were ready to despond.—
After two hours of almost -iiperbumui exer
tion, the blne.ky appeared above them, and
the fragrant air filled them with delight.—
Thank G.-d! they were saved.
Dm what an appearance did they present !
From head tv foot tttey were covered wuti
mud and tilth. Their clothes were in tatters,
and their bands were lacerated aud bleeding
Nij;ht had descended, aud they were three
nines from home, in the midst of a wilderness.
But the greatest danger was passed, and witt.
ciie.-i tulue.-s which almost banished their fa
tigue, they commenced their homeward jour
ney. At length they reached the circle ot their
friends, who had suffered an anxiety alaaost
as paiuful as their own terrible experience. It
was uot until the highest rest was reached,
where tearful faces welcomed them, that the
two youug ladie6 gave way, and then, the peril
being all over, and the occasion for heroism
past, feminine delicacy resumed its sway, ami
those who had borue so much aud so long sunk
iuto a swoon.
A City in Mouumnu.—The Washington
Star noticing the funeral of Joseph G_les, iv
that city, Tue.day, says :
The City Hall was draped in mourning, as
were also the office of tbe National Intelli
gencer and the club rooms of the Hell acd Ever
ett Association of this city, and suspended
above the ball djor of the latter was a large
photograph likeness of the lamented deceased,
•shrouded in black crape. The public
-choole were closed, aud during the two hours
after :j P. M., and until the funeral cortege
passed down Seventh street and along Peiin
sylvanla avenue, on its way to the Congres
sional Cemetery, the su.peusion of business
affairs was general amongst the siorekeepers
aud others.
The acting Mayor, members of the City
Couucils, officer, of tbe Corporation at the
City Hall, members of thelltr, C.lumbta Ty
pographical Society, Bookbinders' A..",na
tion, of this city ' the Cuy Councils and large
numbers of others from Alexandria, aud nu
merous citizens oi Georgetown, assembled at
the City iiall and marched in a body to ibe
late resideuce of tbe deceased, where were
gathered together a numerous concourse ol
people, of all condition*,among whom few it
any tbere present bad not at some time or
other been beuetlted br —"inedeed of charity,
act of kindness, wise counsel, word ot ea
couragemeut, or social hospitality, at the
bands of the good old una wh ...-.• death tbey
Lad assembled to inouru.
Conspicuous iv the procession was the Pre
sldentof the United States, and members of
his Cabinet, a number of Army and Navy of
ficers, and numerous distinguished person
ages in poblic life, the various municipal
b.die* aud mechanical associations, forming
Bitogether a moet imposing appaanaaea.
Bobtoh Coxmekcb.—Tbe Bosteu Traveller
says ibe com mere, of tbat city is declining.—
The China trade has beeu diverted, and now
th* Calcutta and India trade is following.—
More than oue hundred less ships than last
year t Wmmtm was uot more than au average
oi.* i have arrived ibis season, or since Janua
ry Ut, at tbe port of Boston. A latge portion
af tbi* loss is ia tbe Southern trade, which
•*"* Traveller thinks is owing to a lack of f_
'-Hine.*, tor prosecutitig it, tint busine— now
b*!i. k dove from other cities by menus of coast
ing - earner-. Other causes given are that ber
nißuufscturera purchased a great supply of
cotton during I WO, which ha* hardly been cud-
Burned yet. Secyud, 267,000 barrel* flour were
received last year from New Orleans, agaiust
- ,J Un. year, or less thau oi— -.even lb iv
amouut. A third less pork, lard, bams, sugar,
bio.., temp, Ac., have been received tbia year
IB ->.||-*<j u«oc« of pU--hasors being "Severely
caught" i U t year. Iv tbe Southern matkete
tale »»»ko_- the purchasers of Boston have
been light, and great caution baa been prac
fxicusTa —Grsat bosu of locust* bave made
tneir appearance | n Hungary, and parts of ee
taie* beiobgtuc io Baron Biua have already
vmttt ravisbad by the voractiioa lueecte.
—I_________________ . lis*..,-* w.w— ,-
DAILY DISPATCH.
VOL. XVIII.—NO. 22 KICHMOND VA , Fill DAY, JULY 27,1860. ~ PRICK TxNE'CENT.
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TBBPBIBCB O? WALBB ABHOBB-Ji-l. lit J
Mutt be Treated—Tha Prince of Wales I_,i. J. vi
from the Hero, at St. Johns, Tuesday, ui_d_; j
•aliiies from the citadel, and two English ai.d
French war steamers in port. A dispatch j
say*:
The Governor, Sir Ale*. Bannermau, met'
his Royal __~aaea on itueen's wharf anu I
conducted him to a carriage, drove from thence i
tbrottah triumphal arches to theGovernment J
Hou.e The procession consisted of the Ma
nor-ie body, the St. Andrew's, St. George-,
Hriusli *lec_ntiie.', Coojter*', Temperance,
Native and Irish Societies, and tbe Pho-nix
Volunteer Fire Compauy : a guard of honor
of the Royal Newfottndlaud Corps, and of tbe
First, Second, Third and Fourth Volunteer
Kifle t'orj.h.
At one o'clock the Prince held a levee at the
Government House, and dines Wiih tbe Gov
ernor this evening. Tbere was an immensi
<-■ iK'.Mii.-r of spectator*, and great enthusiasm
prevailed. On Wednesday a regatta will come
off. The Prince drives out, receives addresses,
Ac, ami will emb irk on Thursday evening.
To-day is a hoLdty ii Newfoundland ; all
•hops are closed In St. Johns and tn tbe vil
lages surroundinj;, the inhabitant* of which
are nearly all he c. Flags are flying from every
bon»e, and tt.e sbippiug is all decorated.
The weather is cloudy and threatening. The
rain ceased at eleven o'clock. The Priuee
rodeont on horseback Tuesday afternoon, in
plain clothes. The squadron sails at six
o'clock on Thursday morning.
The Halifax Acadian Recorder is exercised
on the question of etiquette. It says :
We are apt upou this continent to look too
lightly upon all matter* of court etiquette.—
It is l.ir otherwise in Europe: «nd no reason
able persou can doubt that much of the form
ality, as much as practicable of "tbe pomp and
circumstance," which chantcteiize the Euro
l»ean courts, will tie observed in the Province,
during the Prince's visit. If this view is
correct, or whether it is so or not to the full
extent to wbich it presents itself to us, we feel
assured that some pet pl« iv this Proviuce
will, before another month has expired, be
most astoundingly t.-iken down in their own
social setf-e_timate. It is undeniable that a
large portion of the people in this community
imagine that tbey are going to be "cheek by
j-Wl" with the Prince of Wales on his arrival
here, and that tiis Royal Highness will be as
accessible lo "all sorts and conditions of men"
and women, as an itinerant lecturer upon
phrenology or auy other equally popular >ci
ence. We*may be mistaken upon this point:
but our firm conviction is that some of these
folks will, by the time the Prince's visit is
over, have become v. i-c r aud perttapa saddei
men.
It is, however, understood that no one will
be allowed to speak to bis Royal Highness so
loug as he is his Royal Highness, unless he
addresses his visitor first. Wheu he become..
Lard Keufrew,any one may open the conver
sation. Another fact we learn lrom this
Halifax paper: The gate lr's been sfiut down
upon the flow of congratulatory •iddre.ses
from corporations, societies, cities, towns and
guilds. They came in such a deluge that at
the lowest coraputatiou it would require three
months to recite them. m
I.ATKR PROM OALi-*OIO*IA — The Pony Ex
pro**.—Tht Pony Express has again beeu put
ia operation between California and St. Jo
sephs. All the horses have been replaced on
tie line. The Express which,left S-B Fran
cisco on the 7th inst., arrived at St. Josephs on
thet-ltb, and brings ihe following intelligence-
The Fourth of July was moiegen.rally cele
brated by thepopulardemoiistrauous through
out the State than usual. In San Francisco the
I feature ot tr.est importance in the ceremonies
was running the first train ot cars over the
Market Street Kulroad, inaugurating that
kind of coinniuuicatiou between the heart ol
the city aud the ouiakiris, a distance apt two
miles.
Judge Terry was yesterday acquitted of
the offeuce of killing Senator Broderick iv a
duel by a jury in Marion county, under such
circumstances as leuves no doubt of a collu
sion between the prosecution and defence to
produce such a result. The witnesses estab
lishing the guilt ot Terry, were on their way
from San Francisco to Mai ion in a small boar
they were delayed so that they did not reach
the Court-House until about twelve o'clock.
J udjie Hardy opened the Court at nine A. M.
The District Attorney announced that his wit
nesses had uot made their appearance. The
case went to ihe jury without a word of testi
inouy and under ihe charge of Judge Hardy a
verdict of acquittal was rendered before ten
o'clock.
A new directory of San Francisco is just
published, containing the names of *>t.',(Hjti
men.
Tin* ship Carrier Hove has cleared for V.tl
oaraiso with 'Jt'.l.'b. bags of barley, _X MMi lb-, of
Alfaft'seed,quicksilver.tallow,ar.cathe Cali
fornia products, in all valued at TI a
-hip llebe takes 16000 sucks of wheat to Aus
tralia, valued at £28,008.
Over six Hundred Chinese emigrants have
arrived within a week.
A fire at Crescent on the -7th ult, destroyed
property valued at-*<i,otio, which was insured
ia Loudon and Liverpool companies for $..,(.00.
The wheat and barley crop is pretty weli
harvested, with an immense yield. The sap
plies for export is lumber thau ever before.
Considerable quantities of ore continue to
arrive at Sau Francisco from the Washoe
mines. About fifty tons have arrived wiihiu
ten days, worih from .•?- l i_bo to per ton.
11 is ground to an impalpable powder, when
its value is determined by chemical analysis.
It is then put up iv P.'npound packages, and can
be sold to the agent of the 1! > : ii.-. hiids lor
.hipment to England within a lractiou of its
irue value. Not less thau »ooo,uimi worth of
this ore will arrive within a month. Themul
titude have abandoned the idea of hunting
new mines, and capitalists ire realizing hand
some returns from theastoni.hiugly rich Com
stock lead already discovered.
Intelligence from Lieutenant Mullen's expe
dition had been received up to ihe 4th o! .1 une.
Au express hod reach, d that uflicer lrom Foil
Bentou, with intelligence of the movement
westward from ihat point of 3bl) troops over
Uie road. The road will becompleted through
to Fort Benton by thelasiol July.
Hates fromßruish Columbia are to the*_!)th.
The miners were active and in good spirits.
Canals were constructed in many places, and
more weie piogtefcsing. The limited number
ol miners employed weredoing well. The gold
product, was at tbe rale of oue aud a half to
iwo million per annum.
Seven huudred to eight hundred more
Chinese emigrants, direct from Houg Koug,
had arrived tit Victoria.
Louis Philip*, a and Prince Jkbomk.—The
Paris correspondent of the Loudon Times
says:
• —very oue has remarked that in the bio
graphical sketches furnished on authority for
tbe provincial papers, or indeed in auy of them
wh'ub have appeared in the Parisian press,
there is noallusion to Prince Jerome's request
to fix his residence in Paris, in 1.17, having
been granted by the Government of Louis
Philippe. It was even said that orders were
given to avoid all men tion of the fact, and l lis
no doubt believed that his at rival in Paris was
subsequent to the elevaiiou of his uepbew to
the Presidency of the Republic. Now this is
unfair both to Prince Jerome and to the Kiug
of the French. The Priuce was not only per
mitted to resid* in Paris with his son, Prince
Napoleon, but he sought and obtained an in
terview with Louis Philippe, who was then at
St. Cloud. The folding doors of the snloon
were thrown open lo receive him, though, ac
cording to etiquette, the compliment was only
paid to a crowned head ; and the Prince ex
■pressed him. ell touched by the attention of
theßiug, who received him most graciously.
Tbe Priuce, moreover, obtained from the Go
vernment of Louis Philippe the grant of a
pension of Lio.ooof., subject to the approval of
•he Chamber of Deputies; and this approval
would as. uredly bave beeu granted but for the
overthrow ot the Government by the revolu
i tion M February. I believe he solici _Uuhe
: vote of certain deputies when the bill shoifld
be brought before the Chamber. There was
also something said of the Prince's desire to be
■ named Peer of Franca and Governor of the
Invalid.., and had Louis. Philippe remained
• ou the throne, it is probable that this very na
tural wish would also have been gratified."
A l'Ai-IMi G_CHT_.K.-__M o.Coiob.— A gen
tl.inan here owns a lad, whos. complexion
i shows the least possible African tint, aud it i»
said that he is a very dashing fellow, "iv
kitcbeu aud ball," among the maids. A Sun
day or two bygone, he took it iuto his head to
play policeman, and stationing himself at tbe
corner of a quiet street, be searched all the
' negroes, male and female, that came by, taking
a cave from one occasionally, and perhaps
kissing a good-looking maid once in a wsy —
Finally, a "big nigger" detected the young
rascal, aud sent him to grass with a punch be
tween the peepers. But it seem* the barb still
rankled Iv tbe heart* of some of the darkies,
whose wivee had been lrea«e_ too tanuliariy
by Walter—so, a day or two since, several of
1 ths—.decoyed hini luto aback jard to eat
watermelon*, pounced on bim when there, and
carrying bim Into an out-bouse, "bucked" him
and gave him one hundred lashes, fullcouut,
i well laid on.
And all this Is the subject of a legal proceed
ing before bis Hou.r, tbe Mayor.- M<mtgomt-
I ry {Ala.) Mutl.
I T_a I iUr-n Tbooi-b at Robb— Tht Latt Af- I
fray.—The Dublin Nation, of July Tin, pub- j
I li.hee a letter from Rome, giving a fall
1 account of the af. ray which took place in the
i i . ii.ii City en the _Tth of June, between the
! Papal ir_o 4 * and a portion of the Irish bri
gade-, enlisted for the purpose of maintaining
t ibe Pope's authority. It seems that two of
j the lri-l. r.-fu.ed to do duty, and a row en
sued, which gathered n great crowd around
the b-rr_cks*>f the "battalion of St. Patrick. '*
Tli.- letter add- i
There is one division of Belgians and Ro
mans ln the same barracks as our men. The
Belgian otll-flr ia c mmar.d had.at the very first
outbreak ol the row, drawn up his men under
arms in trout of the barracks. This gave great
offence to Hie Irish, who felt indignant at
twing, :tr they thought, guarded over by Bel
-,..-rtll ■. and the. man 1 have alluded to kept
saying, with bitter excitement to his comrade,
"look at these fellows; they would sell the
Pope and join Garibaldi in the morning, and
look at them wi'h their bayonets like sentries
to terrify us." The thing . eemed to sting bit
terly, and tbe moment Major O'lleilly gave
the order to rigbt about lace, this private pas
sionately dashed at the nearest of the Belgians
or Romans, and with one blow of his fist be
tween the eyes laid the poor fellow sprawling
aud kicking in the dust, to the utter amaze
ment and horror of every one. The Belgian
officer, with sad lack of discretion, instantly
gave tbe words, "Prime and load—m.ke
ready—present—tire." O'Reilly rushed for
ward, nnd putting himself between the
muzzle* of the guns aud tbe position of tbe
Irish, in a voice of thunder countermanded
tbe rash and terrible order.
It was a moment of painful excitement. At
O'Reilly's voice of thunder— though having
so recently arrived he was personally un
known—the Belgians held the levelled guns,
but pulled no trigger. Then O'Reilly ordered
bis men once more into the line; but by tiii.
time out poured every Irishman in ihe bar
racks, aud a strange scene ensued. > Though
utterly unarmed, tbey rushed at trie arm-_
Belgians, and a regular hand to hand conflict
ensued—the lri.h, however, merely desiring
to disarm the others— wrestiugaw-.y theguus,
twi.-t.ing the bayonets off like iwigs, and toss
ing them in tbe air by dozens. The Belgian
officer drew bis sword and made a stroke ai
an Irishman, which, however, wounded him
very slightly. This was the first actual blow
struck On this another Irishman flung a
stone at tbe officer, which missed him, but hit
one of his tneu. These, notwithstanding the
serious nature of the whole affair, proved
to be the only blows giveu throughout.—
O'Reilly's tact, energy and presence of mind
..ere above all praise. He soon, assisted by
hi< officer., succeeded la bringing the men to
their obedience, and in a few minutes bait or
der once more :esiored, and by nine o'clock
every tiling was as orderly as if nothing had
occurred.
A BoY l-KACUEu—Mark lloatner Chup
m_.ii, aged fourteen, isa sensation "boy preach
er," who is struggling up in Louisiana. A
correspondent of the New Orleans Crescent,
writing from Clinton, the place of his resi
dence, says of the phenomenon:
About two years ago he was received in the
Church. Very ..uu after this-he commenced
instructing hi:* lather's servants on the after
noon of everj- Sabbath. His custom was to
read a chapter and comment upou it, having
first closely studied the chapter, consulting
Benson. Ciark and Wesley on every passage.
He at length began, says a writer to the Mem
phis Advocate, to apeak in the love-feasts aud
class-meeting-?, then to pray in the public con
gregation. Ins appearance is that of the
merest boy, and he seem- wholly unconscious
of any superior gifts or a.taiamoQta. He now
preaches regularly every Sabbath at his
father's place, near town. His parents have
refused to allow hiai to cuter the pulpit am!
supply the place of th< : regular Batata tor on
the Sabbath, although he is often solicited to
do so. He does uoining without permission
from his parents. He attends school andj >iu
in all the Hinusemeiiis of the boys of his own
age; he is a mere child every where save when
preaching. On last Sabbath I sat under bis
ministry, and have seldom been more edified
mid delighted with a sermon. His style i.
chaste, bis words fitly and happily chosen.—
The nicest critic would not detect a gram
matical error. His manner is earnest, and his
pathetic appeals reach all hearts. Occasion
ally his feelings overwhelm him, and he gives
way to floods of tears.
The most gifted lawyers, and doctors, and
divines, have heard bun with astonishment
and delight. 1 confess ihat it is most won
derful, and to me incomprehensible. When 1
beard him, he preached from the text, "How
long halt ye "between two opinions .'" He
preached from i.otes, sometimes steimug to
forget that his notes were before him. His
subject was arranged with perfeat system, aad
most logically treaied. When through with
hi*, sermon, he closed the Book and gave a
brief and touching exhortation, under winch
I could, with others, but weep. His public
addresses published have attracted much at
tention, and should he live, he must, in his
oiiwaid course, leave a broad wake on the
tide of morals. Such is the character of the
"Boy Preacher," whose wonderful precocity
is without a parallel.
A O—~B- Fat it KB Taken in Hand by a
Viiiilasck Committke.—The Lafayette (Ind.)
Journal, July 17, _a_ s •
A citizen of the Fourth Ward has been in
the habit of maltreating his family, and beat
ing oue of Ins children, to whom tie appeared
tj have an especial dislike, so that the screams
of the little sufferer could be heard through
out the en tire neighborhood, leaving the marks
of the horsewhip be used upon the body, so
that they were visible for several days after
wards. He was waited upon a number of
times by those living near, and remonstrated
with for his cruelty. He promised everything,
but when in an ill humor would abuse his
family, knock the child down and beat it un
til senseless. Forbearance having ceased to
be a virtue, a committee waited upon him ia
tbe evening about teu o'clock, after he h;.d re
tired, and requested him to dress himself and
step outside, as some important business was
to be transacted Suspectiug nothing he came
out, was immediately seized, gauged, thrown
upon the ground, his clothes stripped from his
person, and a stout man with a leather strap
give him a taste of the punishment he bad
beeu so read, to inflict upon his child A phy
sician was iv tue party, who felt the pulse ol
the brute, and allowed lht .xecutiorer to lay
on as long as he thought it could be borne
without endangeriug the life ol the prisoner.
After he had received a just reward tor bis
cruelty he was liberated, and informed that if
he did uot wish to have a repetition of the
punishment ihe sooner he left the city the bet
ter for bim. Acting upon the suggestion, he
left the next raoruiug, aud has not siuce been
heard from. _
Storm in Prince Edward.—A violent bur
ricaue visiied Prince Howard county, Vs., on
Sunday afternoon. In Farmville several tr.ee
were prostrated, nnd a portion of the roof of
the railroad bridg>», just below town, was .ar
ri _ olf. In the co intry east of Farmville the
a tor in was very severe. Ou tbe plantation of
Mr. 11. It. Richardson, a barn was blown
down Also, two out-houses at Mr. S. I).
Brown's, and one or two at Mr. J.M. Mc-
Nut.t's. At lempleton, the plantation of Dr.W.
W.Carrington, about three miles below this
p!ace,on the Appomattox,ihe wind was fiercely
destructive. Nearly every tobacco barn on the
place, together With the ice-house and several
other building?, was almost completely de
stroyed. Most of the trees near the dwelling
house were blown dowu, and a portion of tbe
roof of the house was crushed in by a tree fall
ing across it. Great destruction was also done
OB the farms of Mrs. Dr. Liggon, Maj. Wat
son and oihers in that neighborhood, by the
blowing down of barus, fences and valuable
timber. Mrs. Chambers, residing near the
High Bridge, had the chimneys of her dwell
ing blown down, her carriaee-house, carriage
aud oilier property destroyed.
Thb Great Mkteor--Day after day we
learn, as our mails arrive from moie disiauf
part-! further particulars of the great meteor.
It was seen iv the Stales of Delaware, Mary
land Virginia. Michigan, aud at Washington
city. The British schooner Achiever saw it
twohitndred miles out at sea, in latitude
.7.10 north, lougitude T.l I>. livery where it is
described just as it was in this city, as being
nearly over ihe heads of the ppectatois, and
withiu a »hort distance of them. A geutle
man in Pike county, Pennsylvania, found the
"hole it made in his ground," bntall the en
ergy be lent to the digging for it failed to
realize any fragments thereof. Another con
fide ut guntleuiau iv Bridgeport, Connecticut,
saw a piece of it pass through ihe window ot
a bouse, but on examination the window wa*
mia ct, aud there was iot a trace of the fiery
visitant. Al present we find that it was seen
over a space of four degrees ot latitude, and
about live of longitude.
Si-tf'UL-B PbaaoMßj-toN.—Duriug the "run
ning oat" of tbe Licking river, near Newport,
Ky, last Saturday, which lasted about six
hour*, uumerous fUb, varying iv size and
quality, were swept down the stream, on tbe
surface, iv an apparently stunned couduiou.
B.th side* mi the river were lu.ed with per
sons catching them, with uefs and poles, aud
some even by band. Aboutitssj were caught,
varying in size from a lew inches to two feet.
The velocity of tb« current, aud the ruuddt
ne.» of the water, are »apposed to bare pro I
duced this si.te ol _lt_us. j
Thb Tornado tB Ohio— Fatal liesult.— The
j tornado of ....tiird.iy last, in the vicinity of
Cleveland, Ohio, is described as very devas
tating in its coabeqnencee. The track of the
storm was about a quarter of a mile wide and
its known exteut about two miles. The fol
lowing tacts in relation to the tornado are
gathered from the statements of passungers on
the Cleveland and Mahoning train, which ar
rived at Cleveland Saturday nigbi
The first serious danger done was tothedwel
lingof a Mr. Mason,about a mile from floata
tion. This house was blown down, and Mrs.
Mason so badly injurrd that she cannot live!
Her limbs were shockingly bloken and her body
mangled. The storm then passed in a south
east direction, inking in its course a body of
woodson both sides of tbe railroad track.—
Here the trees were torn up by the roots and
twisted off, as if by lightning. The railroad
tiack was covered with tree- and trunks.
The tornado rushed Into the settlement
about the depot. Here were the sta ion-house,
a strong built frame hou.e, two groceries, one
adjoining the depot, and the other across' the
track and near by, and a dwelling-house,
where Jeremiah Galvin, nn employee of the
road, lived with his iamily. A child of his
had been out berrying, aDti as the rain cloud"
came up, Mrs. Galviu took au umbrella and
Went out to meet it and bring it home. They
had almost reached the house on their return
when the tornado came up, and either a rail
or a large limb borno furiously along by the
gale, atruok Mis. Galvin on the rigbt side of
the head, crushing out one of her eyes and la
st i;tly Uilliiigher. The house was now struck
and blown to pieces, aa was the grocery near
by. Then the station-house was attacked,and
iv the twinkling of an eye it was razed to the
ground, wuh not a timber or a stone left upon
one another to show where a moment before
it had stood. Its destruction was most com
plete and perfect. The timbers were scattered
far and wide, and the foundation stones Were
torn one from another and thrown about like
toys.
Tkagedy in Boukdbbook, N. J.—A corres
pondent of the Trenton Ga/ette gives the fol
lowing account of a tragedy at that place. A
man named Cue Lewis, living near the locality
of "Chimney Buck," had an altercatiou with
his wife, on the Friday evening previous, du
ring which he committed au atrocious assault
upon her person. On Saturday morning Lewis
found her dead in bed ;
The wretched husband soon retired to an
adjoining room and applied a razor to his
throat; but this failing to accomplish the ob
ject soon enough, he applied the instrument to
his ana, inflicting a fearlul gash, penetrating
loan artery, which soon pat :•-period to his
miserable existence. The melancholy occur
rence was first madf» known by a boy in tbe
employ of Lewi?, who, wondering why he
(Lewis) did not come to the store as usual, re
paired to the house and made the awful dis
covery. The neighbors, upou examining the
body of Mrs. L, found no marks of violence
except up.-n her neck, which betrayed indica
tions that she had been choked to death. Tbe
general supposition is that Lewis did net in
tend to murdur his wife, but that the assault
was perpetrated under the intlu. nee of pas
sion, prompted by liquor, ia return lor some
real or fancied affront.
Troops Bockd Wkbt.—Considerable ex
citement was created at the depot of the Tole
do and Wabash Railroad, on the arrival of
ihe train from the east last evening, hating
on board about four hundred United States
Soldiers from Governor's .Island, Xew York.
The train was detained in couseqneuce some
iwo hours, and did not arrive until about lb
o'clock. These troops are destined tor New
Mexico and Northern Texas, and will be em
ployed in protecting 'he Pony Express against
Indian outrages, which have become so com
mou of luteins to almost destroy it. Since
leaving New York, about f rty men have de
serted, preferring some easier lit than they
are likely to lead among the Camanches of the
cfesert. The rascals who am content to serve
Uncle Sam at Governor's Island, where the
soldier's lilt* is one of comparative ease and
enjoyment, yet who desert on the slightest
intimation ot hard work or danger, deserve
ttie severe punishment prescribed by the regu
lation of the army. Few of them, we fear,
however, are likely to receive it.— Lajayaie
(InJ.) Journal, Juty 20th.
A Stbaki'K Cask.—A strange ait'-dr recently
occurred atOoiumhia, Lorain county. Ohio.—
John Scjuires, ai.d a cousin of his named Wal
lace Walraih —the latter uot more thau niue
teeii^y-etirsciid—had been in the habit of sleep
ing together. One morning, Walrath left the
house early, then r. uirned to hi- chamber,
then came down among ihe family, saying thtt
he wa. afraid he had hurt his cousin in his
sleep, for that he had laid ia bed covered with
blood. An examination disclosed the fact it at
young Squires had beeu fatally beaten wi h
the stock of a gun standing in the room, at d
inough etill alive, there was no hope ot saving
him. Walrath insists that he knew nothing
of the deed, aud that, if he did it, he must
ba«*e been asleep. He was arresleil, however
and committed to jail.
Liuekal Bequests.—Victor Thompson, of
Ilagtsrsiown, iUd., who died on the I7:h, af
ter providing liberally for bis fatnilv, devised
the sum of $Jc*,-"Jt* to four Boards of the Old
School Fiesbyterian Church, viz: 95,1100 to
the Board of Education; 015,000 to the Board
of Publication; 55.000 to the Board oi Foreign,
and $5,000 to the Board of Domesiic Missions.
He also dcv ises -«j,iart) to the Presbyterian Con
gregation of Hageratown, for the enlargement
anil improvement of its church edifice; SI OMt
to the Charity School of the said town: t_tjouo
to the Mayor and City Councilof Hager. town,
for the purchase of fuel for the poor; S 1,000 to
his colored servant woman, which at her
death is to revert to the towu, aud be appro
priated as the preceding legacy.
Cotton Killed hy 11kat_..i Air—During
the gale on Thursday la. t, Judge Pace's plan
tation was visited by a heated air. known in
tropical climates as "Simoon,*' which isoiten
desirtic'ive tonuimal, as well as vegetable lite.
Tbe passagp was confined to a scope of about
one h nnd ret) yards in width,killing the cotn n
ou promineiit points where ii touched the
ground. The cotton presents the appearance
of having been scoicbed with fire, the leaves
being perfectly dry in thirty minutes after the
storm. Tins is rather a singular phenomenon
for this latitude, and doubtless is the first in
stance on record of a Simoon wind passing
through middle Geyruia. We have heard ot
several plantations where cotton was killed
in the same storm.— Covington ('/a.) Times.
Qt'Ac X Medic is _*_i — Am_.ii,_;iviiighis name
as ivcherbaik, came to tbis city a few weeks
since and put up at llti.eraaij's tavern, on
Water street. A few days since a swelling
made its appearance on his lluger, but aside
from this he tell as well as usual. By some
meaiis he felt iv with a man who pretended to
be a physician, and insisted ihat tbe strnnjier
was very much iv need of "something to re
gulate Ins system anil purify tbe blood," the
bad state of which had produced the sore lin
ger, lie administered a tew pills. In a very
lew hours the patient was delirious, and so
coutinued until he died, his screams te<ound
iug throughout the neighborhood.— 11 .- ■i, ng
{Va.) Intelligencer.
Vikoinians Goimi So v t 11.—Charles L.
Lumsden,of Peter.burg, Va., whogradua'ed
at the Virginia Military In. unite on tbe lib
iusi., has been appointed Assistant Instructor
of Tactics in the University oi Alabama, lo
cated at Tuscaloosa, at a salary of * 1,1,110 per tin -
num. J.T. Murfee, recently "ot Noutha—p'on,
Va., and also a graduate of the Viigiina Mili
tary Institute, has been appointed As>istant
Commandant tit the University of Alabama.—
By au act of the last session of the L--gisla
tureof Alabama, ihe military feature w~sin
troduced into the University sys'trn oi educa
tiou.and these appointments have beeu made
iv conformity thereto.
AxoTHfcK IHUL— The Danville (Va.) Appeal
sajs: A duel was fought on Tuesday moru
ing, between A J. Clark aud Kdmoud Fitz
gerald, whit li resulted 111 the wounding of the
tatter, liis injuries, however,are not serious
I'he weapons u.ed were rittes, distance forty
paces The scene of the duel was a lew miles
trcin town, in the county oi Qaswelt, .*.. C —
Boih of the priucipals reside 111 Pittsylvania
county, a few miles frem Danville, and both
are eugaged 111 the quiet occupation of farm
ing, which latter circumstance renders this a
somewhat auomalous ca._ iv tbe history _.;
the duello.
Naval Int_u.lioi._i _.—Master T. McKeau,
Btit in. ti.'iii bas been promoted to a second lieu
tenant iv the Navy. Lieutenant Wm. C. West
has been ordered to the Naval Observatory at
Washington. Com. McCiuley has beeu or
dered to take command of the Norfolk uavy
yard on the first ol August. Lieut. Truxion
has been ordered to the Philadelphia yard. Tue
Brooklyn, now at Pensacola, has been tele
graphed to proceed to Hampton Roads to take
ou board and carry to Chiriqui the cutanii.
stun for i%v survey of ibe I _mus at thai
point, authorized by a recent an of Cotigie...
Tub Ohb.l ok Maim.—Maine do— uot
gain more than about ttMMN iv its population
aiuec WM. It i* vow about Gaynm. A lew
places like Portlaud, Biddeford, Lewistou,
li 1- klaii.i, B vigor and Calais have made con
siderable gains, but nearly ail tbe villages
and a vast majority of tbe agricultural towu*,
are either at a stand stillj 01 exhibit a de
crease. '
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LOG'AL MATTERS I
Dcstruit' Fir.:— Between tbe honrs of -2and
..o'clock y_-teuUy morning, a daring attempt
was made to burn the shoe store of Messrs
W. P. W. Taylor &. Co , southwest corner of !
ttb and Broad streets. The incendiary, it
seems, communicated the Are through the I
south b-i.i-iiiem window on lib street, toa pile I
of leathr-r scraps and other trash under it, in
thr» cetlnr, and in a few mini, res thereafter tbe
flames enveloped boxes, leather, and other ar
ticles in reach, and eventually burned through I
the floor in lear of the store. Fortunately,
before the stock iv the etore took fire, tne
watchmen discovered tbe smoke pouring from
ihe windows, and giving the alarm, the Bre
men soon appeared, with their machines,
drowned out the flames, and prevented a de
structive conflagration. On examining the
goods yesterday morning, It was found that
the contents of nearly every case and drawer
in the bouse had been damaged, either by smoke
or water. The stock on hand is estimated at
•17,1—0, oa which there was an insurance of
»i.,iM'—S";,(mx. of which were in the Merchants'
Insurance office-.! this city, ft,i m. in the Fire
men and Merchants' I„snrnnce office nf Pe.
teisburg, and >:i,<i.<> in the Albemarle Insur
ance office. The loss of Messrs. Taylor A Co.
will not exceed fT.blb, if it reaches that
amount.
Mr. Taylor's family resided over the store,
but were all absent from the city last Wednes
day night. The impression prevails that the
lire was caused more for reveuge than plun
der, but as yet no facts have been elicited
which poiut bo unerringly to the perpetrators
of the deed, as to warrant their arrest auu
trial.
Heanj Loss by S-a —We were shown yes
terday, the protest of P. Dickenson, master of
the barque "Horace," wbich waa freighted
with machinery iv Litis port for P. X thin and
Joseph 11. Anderson Jt 00, and sailed from
hereon the oth of May, arriving in New Or
leans on the 4th of July. The protest slates
that the vessel encountered a number of wind
storms and hurricanes on her passage—that
Uor sails were destroyed, her masts carried
away, and her ri-giug seriously damaged ; and
that on several occasions she shipped such
heavy seas that, in order to prevent her from
goiug down, the master was compelled to
throw overboard most of her deck loud. When
the vessel arrived at New Orflmns, the ma
chinery was not only incomplete, from the
lot. of portions thrown into ihe sea, but that
which was saved was very rusty and in a
damaged condition. The protest „ against
making the master of ttie vessel, or her own
ers, responsible for any portion of the daatags,
as the captain and crew did all in their power
to save and protect the cargo.
Mr. Kham had an insurance on his portion
of the cargo in the Merchants' insurance of
fice of this city, of 925,000. His loss will not,
in all probability, exceed half that sum.—
Messrs. Anderson k Co. were also insured,
but to what amount we have not learned. The
macr-inery was for the planters of the South
ern States, and was of a flue quality.
Male Orphan Aaylum.— Every good citizen
feels a deep interest in the success ol this in
stitution, and all should encourage and sus
tain it to the best of their ability. The chil
dren are not only well provided lor, bui
strict attention i. paid to their education and
their moral., and when they get old enough
to enter the busy world, and to begin to pro
pare themselves for the every-day duties of
life, good homes are provided for" them, and
they are carefully watched over during their
apprenticeship, and until they arrive at
man's estate. Many young men in this city,
who, in infancy, knew no other mother than
the matron of this Asylum, are now occupy
ing respectable positions, and wiuning their
way to distinction as mechanics aud clerks.—
The Society, in its organization, designed to
receive none other tnan boys without
mothers and fathers, but in some few in
stance* have taken lad.- from the streets whose
mothers were alive. After keeping such chil
dren lor years, the lost mo:hers have turued
up. and, regaidless of the welfare of their
ollspriiig, have claimed them, and sometimes
ii duced the little fellows to run away and
join them and their dissolute companions.—
To guard against these interferences in the
future, the Directory have deiermined to
prosecute, to the extent of the law, all per
sons who may hereafter entice children away,
or harbor them after tliey have left, and the
courts will no doubt sustain them. When
once a child is placed in the Asylum, it is
then under tbe absolute control of the Direc
tory, and unless the parent can show that the
condition of the little one will be materially
bettered by a change, tha Directory will hold
guardianship over him.
Ctmsmt Interrotatories. —The I,3th section of the
Census Act of l_l_o, under the provisions ol
which ihe present een.us Is being taken, im
poses a penalty of thirty dollars upou all w ho
refuse to answer any of the interrogatories
propounded by the assistant marshals iv the
performance of iheir duties, and the assistant
marshals are required to report all such per
sons to ihe U. S. District Attorneys, for prose
cution for the recovery of the penalty imposed
by law. We learn that a number of cases
have already been reported to the District
Attorney for the Eastern District of Vi rain in,
aud that proceedings have beeu instituted by
ihat official.
One ot ihe most distinguished and able
lawyers in Virginia designs, we learn, testing
the coustiiuiioual right of the general
government to enforce a penalty against the
citizens of a State for refusing to answer any
of ihe census interrogatories, except those
which relate to the population, black ami
while, of the States. It 1. contended thai the
_■i_.Tel_n.-_1 can enforce a reply out to the
questions vi Inch relate to the population of
the States, aud that all the other questions
.an be answered or not, as each person may
deem advisable. The constitutional question
is au interesting one, and will decide the fate
til a large number of suits which have been
brought by the government.
Going Vp —The mammoth building at the
Central Agricultural Fair Grounds, designed
for mius meetings of the Society, and for the
exhibition of such articles as cannot bear ex
posure to the weather, is being erected as rap
idly as possible,aud will be completed in am
ple time for the Union Fair ot the State and
Central Societies, wbich will be held on the-lid
ol October next. The first story of this building
is up, arid the workmen say there is no doubt
itboui having it completed teft re it is wauled
Tbe Directory of the Central Society are pre
paring to have the grounds put in tip-top or
der before tbe middle of October, and tbe
members of the two Societies, now Shat the,)
are pulling together in the great agricultural
cauM>, are exerting themselves to make the
next exhibition superior to any that bas ever
been held in the State. Ttie horse depart
ment, we have reason to belie, c, will be of the
very highest order, both thoroughbred and Caai
trotters; and the cattle, swine, sheep, poul
try, mechanical and horticultural depart
ments, ought to be very tine. The list of pre
miums ottered by the two Societies i_ a liberal
one. and ihe accommodations tor visitors to
this city will be all that need be asked.
Riv.r Trade. — The impro v.meuts of the
.fame* li.ver, aud tbe iacilities for carrying
ti eight and travel, have more ttian quadru
pled the trade ol the river counties with the
city ot Richmond, wiihui the past ten years
and is yet daily aud hourly increasing it. Be.'
fore a daily line of steamers between Rich
mond anil Norf.dk was established, most oi
die grain iv the river uer of counties lound
its way to Baltimore, atitt, as a matter ol
course, the farmers followed their crops aud
made iheir purchases. Now, they find a bet
ter and more convenient market in Richmond,
because ot the facilities aflbided by the steam
ers lor going to and fro.
Out-door Extrti** is as essential to tbe health
of women us of men, and should be daily iv.
dulged in. Comfortably attired, a la ly may
spend an hour each morning in a walk iv the
Capitol Squire, and at the txpiration of a
month will tlnd that her health is improved
and her strength increased—provided ahe doe.
uot ial tie sell down with tbe .o.lie. of
fashion, ciamp her feet iv tight shoes, com
press her lungs iuto a very small space by the
aid of powerful corsets, and have to labor all
the time to keep her trailing skins out ol mud
puddles ah.ng ihe highways.
Hinds op.— The cuy oidinauce imposes a
fine ou auy person who uuderiakes ta turn ou
tha gas in bis own house, after it has been
turned off by the proper authorities. Wheu a
ciuzeu wi!she* the u_e of gas iv bis building,
he must give notice at the Auditor's office,
when aiiollieer will be die patched to turuitou.
The same rule applies to the use of tbsciiy
water, aud the oidiiiauce is imperative in it*
demand- Our readers may save themselves
some trouble by beariug in miud the above
tacts and acting according! r.
Hi*h .'.i---Fruits of all kinds continue to
command exorbitaui prices in the markets, and
good articles tue very scarce. Moat ol the
peaches sold here are from the seabord or
chards, or from Baltimore, and tbu*far tbey
have been very interior. Aloug the Cbicka
b. tuny Swamp, iv Hanover and Henrico
c >ui»tie\ the yield of the orchards witl not be
ai good aa la-t year, and in some neigh
b i hoods the peach ciop is _.d to be {a total
future. __________________
West Point.—lo eoasequeoce of au accident
to sots-oi ber machinery, ihe steamer West
Poiui has been withdrawn from ber trips in
eouneetion alib ihe York River Railroad, for
' a few dtty: , for repair*.
The Marine Railway, at Rocketts, le perform
j ing its work in admirable style, aad the toas
j ters of vessels trading to this port are begin
ring to have their repairs made here, instead
lof going to other places. Tbe machinery is
; ample to take ont any veenel that runs on
! James Kiver, aud the ways are so admirably
| arranged that no difficulty ia experienced in
I getting on or off them.
Neat Afl>'•'■ —Workmen are now busily en
gaged in erecting a neot iron shed over tbe
I street in front of Messrs. Haxsll, Cren.haw
_k (Jo.*s large flouring mills. When completed,
wagons and boats loaded with wheat can tie
discharged with as much convenience in wet
as in dry weather, and flour may _*• shipped
without the slight—t danger of injury by
rain.
Public Edifices.—Four new brick churches
are now under way, and will soon becom
pleled, if so accidents occur to prevent.
These are—the Broad Kreet MeihodistCburch,
the new Trinity Church, ihe new (.at_olic
Ohurch, on tSta street, and tbe Seamen's
Bethel, on .(.th street. Beoidee these, there
are three frame Chapels about completed, and
others are to be erected in the course of the
fall.
Insubordination.—Mr. Hatcher, one of the
overseers in Royster A Co.'s tobacco factory,
was struck by a irhder his charge, last
Monday, when about to correct him for fail
ing to obey orders, and had bis right eye se
riously injur.d. The fellow bas been cap
lured, and wilt be properly punished for the
offence.
Tre.«/;a.t.«ta^.—Thomas M. C. Turner ap
peared before the Recorder yesterday morii
inß to answer the charge of being drunk and
disorderly and trespa. sing on Mr. F. .1.
Smith, oi theCential Hotel, the night before.
Mr. T. acknowledged that he bad drank, but
on promising to leave the city at once, he was
discharged.
Nat Guilty —The charge against Thomas G.
Smith, of assaulting and beating Shepherd,
slave io Thomas Powell, waa heard by thr
Recorder ye. terday, ami dismissed. The ne
gro carele—ly drove liU wagon against Mr.
Smith's buguy, which was standing in the
street, and for which Mr. S. gave him a good
choking aid shaking.
Dangerous.— Since ihe repeal of the ordi
nance prohibiting the dying of kites in tbe
corporation, the boys have commenced to sail
them in the streets, and the consequence is
that several teams have been made to run
away. The sport is a nuisauce in public
thoroughfares, and ought to be prohibited.
Hanging.— A young man named West at
tempted to comtnit suicide by hanging hiin
-elf, near Bnclianati Spring, last weduasdajp
night, but was cut down before life was ex
tinct. Cause—said to be a misunderstanding
between his lather and himself.
Punished.— The negro fellow Henry, charged
with stealing a load of coal from Messrs. S.
P. Hawes A Sou, and selling tbe same, was
convicted belore the Recorder, aud seuteuced
to the lash.
Ntto Business —In anticipation of the com
pletion of the York River Railroad, the man
ufacture of brick bas beeu c jminencfal at West
Point, and is expected to piove »ucceasful.
A -VUC-88-—I Cm-Ken.— The Christian In
quirer of theSlst inst., .ays :
"At a recent sale of pews in Rev.T. B. King's
Church in San Francisco, the net proceed.
yielded the sum ot fft/AUU, The prices ranged
from $65 to SOU)a pew. Resides paj ing Mr. King
*tl,(no lor a ,\ ear's services, the society Will be
eiiiibled to payoff a debt ol 8t4,1M incurred
in building the spacious church, as ttie gros.
income this year from all sources will exceed
■_U,o_o. This, we believe, is larger than tbe
income received at either Rev. Mr. Heecher's
or L»r. Cbapiu'a church, aud is a large annual
income lor a church."
N_iv Jkkbev Politius.—The Douglas State
Convention whioh met atTreniou,N. J., Wed
nesday, adopted resolutions declaring that ao
alliance could be had wi'h sectionaiists, ei'hei
Lincoln or Breckinridge, and then adjoßraed
sine ,he. Tbe llreckiniidge or tu»ionCoiivei.»
tiou adop.ed resolutions instructing their
electois to cist the vote ot iVew Jeisey so as iv
defeat Lincoln a.id secure the election of the
nominees of the Democratic or Union parties.
The electors nomiuaiecl include three Ameri
cans.
Tii-L'tiMitiii Grain Crops.—The London
Times, ol _-_d nit., forebodes a famine in Eng
land, owing to bad weather and consetiueiii
>hort cr ps. The prospect of the gr un cropt.
in France is aNo sani to be unpromising. On
the other hand, ibe cereal crops in the Catted
States and Qaiiada never proaaia ed betier. A
larger crop of wheat etiau we ever had before,
rvv,perha|t«. one-four'h, is now secured, or ii.
j».ocess of harvesting.
POLITIOa IN I—NBYLVAMA.-The Harris
burg Patriot gives tbe names of li'ty-foDi
Democratic journals of thai Siate which ad
vocate supporting one electoral ticket. Foui
.'ecu of these journals are for D.uglas, tour
'een suj.port Dreckiuridge, and the others ex
press no pieieience for either Oniheoihet
tiar.d a Conveiuiju meets at Harrisburg on the
•_ii!h inst., to nominate au electoral tickei
pledged to Mr. Douglas.
Tub Cattli- IMB_a_•_— The Commiesi.iu
.ts sent out by Oi.io to examine ih. cattle —-
•ase in Massachusetts report that the disease,
tl'.hougli contagious, is easily managed, aud
■ hat ii is not likely ever 'j obtain any terious
hold upon the heids iv tne Western States.-
The State Agiicnltara] Society of New Jer
sey have decided to exclude neat ca.tle lrom
ihe next annual exhibition.
Sale ok Lash.— F. P. Wood, of Prince
Edward county, Va . has sold lo J. 11
Knight his tarm, "Poplar Hill," lying on
Briery Creek, at fggjAS per acre, amounting to
-_.*..% 1 t'.u. To show what railways and au im
proving system oi culture has dove lor the
country, it is stated that for 7:11 acies ol this
fatm Mr. W. paid9ll peraciem lata,aad for
tbe balance, 3tat acres, he paid £7 par acre n.
Makriauk iiv Nora-uaa La. -.lid.—Judge
Leonard, ot the fSew Yoi k Supreme Court,
decided on Saturday tbat a marriage cere
mony performed by a Notary Public was in
valid. The practice of celebrating these nup
tials, it is stated, prevails to a considerable ex
tent amoug the G'_ra_.au population.
TH_.KBCnav.i-T8 Killed.—Fifty prisoner*.
endeavored io escape from th.- penitentiary ai
Jellersoti City, Mo., Tuesday, by burstingoper.
be gate. In ibe melee that ensued, the Daps
y Warden was injured, three of ihe prisoner*
were killed, and seven seriously injured. Alt
the prisoner* were recaptured.
Statk KLtciioN.s—Ou the-.d proximo an
election, lor Stale i_ffuer_>, will take j.face in
North Carolina. The contest is evidently be
tween Breckinridge and Bell. At.d in Ar
kan.as, Texas ai.d Missouri, au election will
•c held i.n iheb'bot the same month, lor State
officers and-members ol Congress.
Pubbbbtation.—The United Suites C.iusul
of Montreal has presented Capt. Russell, ot
the Cambria, a gold Watch and chain Iron.
President Buchanan, aa a token ot gratnudv
for his humanity to shipwrecked w-iueu ol
the Arctic, in IS.I.
Shok Trad*-.—The Essex (Mass ) Banuer,
published at Haverhill, says that three thou
sand cases of shoos, valued at more than $H*'.
--••••*., were-eut Horn that town ou Thursday.
There were more buyers than u*ual m thai
market last week, aud the prospects were en
couraging.
Dkath o* Hob Sa.mlbl Cabithbb*.—The
St. L'Ui* Republican learu* that Samuel ea
rn thers, formerly member of Oougre.* from
the Seventh District of Missouri, died a bis
residence, in Cape Girardeau, ou Friday last,
shortly after the demise of his wife.
VVH'ATION OV A-n-tKNT BciLM WCIS.—The
old -Town House." In Providence, R. 1 , wa .
...Id by auction. l*si Wednesday. f.«r »•._ ! It
was erected in I. —, by thetirst Congregation
Society, aud wa* loug used as aplace of public
worship.
Firb.—A fire occurred at Mananua, Fla,ou
ihe t-'th insf., destroying the grocery of Win
Powers, dry goods store of Parker A Kiug
and Nickels'livery stable. L->ss •'...,uw>.
Heenan is shortly to make a seaboard tonr
to the South, touching at Washington, Rich.
mond Charleston, Jcc, and giving exhibitions
with Jack McDonald, bis traiuer
Au enlisted soldier of ibe Ordnauce Depart.
mental Washington, I>. C, named Michael
Fn/-reraid, was drowned Wednesday, while
swimming a pair of horses in the river.
Tbe Wi iu-ester (Va.) boot and shue uimu
factory, i..r which a charter was graated at
the last session ul tbe Legislature, ■<• aow ia
act tive operation.
Tbe editor of lbs £*.<--/.'.« r-ewspaper, at
tbe city of Mexic , ha* been fined #•>•«. for atat
iug that the McL-tno treaiy wiib Jnareswaa
not "killed ' by ibo _*_»_» ou the .kith ot May.
The seaeoit ai Newport is gay. Ninety.sight
v..nags- have been reuted, of which Binary,
ihies are _vui>*«d. Tbe hotel* are crowded.|
■ isn ii" ii ■"••■
fitpioii "i«flirt
rs-trnToV d_»rjr*n«/".vtf.
ia.asre.l .lay... -. #«_»11 aaaare, »d«r».- SIM
I.~au ..*.»*»». .... •_» 1.-da..-.__ata,_ M$
1... -10. .l.iaya. LOB 11.-do.-.1? I*rf- \M
1— io .4d»rs, IJ9I l.„oo». . 1 m..tu, s.OO
Latter advertisements it* *xattproportion,
9X. A-ivertisaiiiaa_a pul.liahed asttl forbid, aril |
be ohargedao cents per square of eutfct lir.ee for tha
first insertion, and » cr. • i fur ea.ii contißH —cc.
______—_——_—_—————_■ i ■ i ■>_————■»
REAL ESTATE FOR »AL-_
_______ HOT*VR|-na,
IMf BA _ CUtlNi'V. VIRGINIA.
11- 11 I r«iK .SAI.K
Tin* well known WATF.RI.NU FLACK .* now
< l.er« d ftvr sa'e. . .....
It is *iLi*'.'i twenljr wile* from th* V. IWo
Depot of trie vir-inia Central Ratine I nnd -t
cept that short distance. h«*an unbro > n r-..'road
connection with the pnnoip-il eitie* tt taa Umtttm
Stales. , _____•_
A* n r.inrdia' aeent in a lar/e titin-l*' -f •'•
-~*t tenon* maladiee for the rebel« I -ft-, por
»t.n< from all portion* of the I'm ted States is* rt.
duritiß the Biin.insf inontn*. to the no-nrt.iri* o,
Virginia, fhe waie s of the 1L I "tprin.-i hive it
t .ir.ed % rspe'stion superior 11 that of a-i? ether
m ner.il water in the t»fst».
Tn* HITLItINO:* for L-oirda s are *_itic.*ni to
ace .menodate more than »*0 pernor.* ____,_,
I here are bow upon the pt»iir«e« lt>.lv B. I'l",
oondnnti) «upp'i«d with frenh water, frorr. Cider
en- »i>r mt. nf v.irioj* temperatures from 71 ac- .
to li'.->«.'■*-•*'..eeheit "
_>• tl». supidf of MINfcRAI. WATr'K is i.i.i.t
a'unclant. the ha thi mi aeeo|HfßO.atiOfle m eat bn
increased to -.ii* ext_t that couUI I* de»ir«M».
A mors iieai'm R n_ «l«t._c htiu: luwurt c.msU
CB'i nowhere oe ft. m d
A va'ual-le FARM of more than 1 COO acres i« at
taobed In tha Spri. it*, and will b-> aoM «i*li them.
Pot fern.*, addr*** S. Uootia. IL.t Nprm.a.
V-. or Tho«. . . (_oor.B. Kov.tt.>n. Mecklenburg
county. Va. K. »MiODK,
TWll.. r i}(.onE.
j. 2. -dim Kxecotor* of '1 h em. Ooooa. deed.
mmm I A >l> l~ IHt-.SlMti n» <■ -
■TIB DANVILLE RAILROAD HKTi KN
-**MiLKH FROM RICHMOND, KiiK BAI E
* TRACT coiitsicinr one hur:itre<t and 'ift, acre*,
fifteen mile* above Richm nd. on the _tooUealMa.
X _d on one aide, ai.d near the Riotun->i._ v o
Danville Railroad on fie other •h.ee it; >s train
Coalfield -.tat-on and two from '1 'aaaahaark fetation
on aant Kailr.-ui Ala-ut on* third ia in Bfn xi 'ai.tt
i.fori(inal krowtfe.ooataiaiß. vn'ui>!-» tirn'er.f
pine. oak. Ac ; one third in pine <■! Beaked nrr.wth,
suitable for cord wood, whioh C la I* --'d near th*
preint*e*. an 1 th* remainder arab c land Ala rue
po-fion ol this Iran- lie* web to in.pt. c and coa'rt
he nude ii vary desirt'iie residence lor i.rniiax
purtiose*. or for a pr.t(ea»ionil .ent'eir. in. o,- a* a
atiimner retreat f >r aaaaa ott. gentleman, beini in
;.'-_ tiriii an hour* rule of Itic'uuond ,st ie car*.
There are two > enntifnl I ui'.bii i !t>o »ti..c_i; one
nverlook'm* the Kailr .ad ths other near lbs <iic.
tii-li .in Road, where the buildings of the pre*~nt
rraidenoe are located C'in_i.tin of a dwe'lir,,, . i
four rooms, and out bu.ldim.*, with a well ..f r,-vttd
w»ter.
The place i* healthy, iv a -_nl aaiahbatlH-rd,
convenient to Churohs*. Post Office, srv. -lodßrist
mill*. Ac.
Possession -liven, say let Oeceiiibcr, and priv.
leite of -..cviru whr-st tn time
Mr. Burton, near by will ahow the la.-vi io an .
one wi_hjn< to purchase.
A pl.t of the Irt n d can be Keen at our otfica
Refer, to Col. Wendaoa W Hancoc.
Jv J6 3. UUDDIN A APl'K.KS.t'vi Av-eu.
SIi H fcHKAI 11 »t •- 1 ut .*. liv » V. »T.
OK SKVK'V TV THRI'K A ''X ; ■-.".( \ f\
WKKTIIA.M FIA'tK IIOHi. A*-B ."S
BOt II MMU-HOK OROVK si «LKl'. DAI Lt U
••O-jCANKICHI-.K." FdR .-'ALL Atthersuuesi
.1 Mr. John r. W ten. we arr aufhvrize.t ■.. < ■
b autiful COi'NTKV SKAT, kteated a* ahovs
th-eeaulee Weat of Ri -hmoad. Tins plrne* v *o
well known Uret i minute rte'ciipt.on i< .'■
ti.netf. »,irv The bull. JBtB BBtt 88-Ql i tor till Btt
ol a lar_e faiiuii, and are (tirroutid.it !.> beau.iiui
shade u nd o-n uti-ntnl tree*
The j.lace will \m rolJ entire, or divnled int-vi mi
pirt-ela.t.l aUtut l_acre* each.
For terms. api>!> to
jy « tit -OUDIN A AHPKRfOrv. Au_r_.
SrAINO. TH WOO SAL.: OR t t_Uk
CHAN'»F.—I offer lor sale,oraM-anaaM
ror real fat«te in the city of Ricbß-mad.a-
nty FARM, ca'led -'Yarmouth." in the c.nntt of
Inmes City, on the Chickahouun. river BBd ) .'it
nii.utli creek, which ia aaTtaahle for thr larsesi
-laa- ol sail vesse's; conUina 1 fUOacrea. shovi boo
aeraa ol which is cleared, and it ta h*_ warlad
The soil ii productive and ertbilv t 'led 'I be lm
urovement* ronsis' of avood bnok diMlina 20 by
.1 leet two stories and basement, aid tti^'iltoia 1
..ut hnasM. . ariii. mh is ona .f the best sii«k
:artnsin has tern Viruima. 1 will sell . rrenl hai
nam, or xive a li'-eriii trade for city prr-periv for
particulHrs, apply to the subscriber m Hiolt-iocd
If »-*- K. H. W APPKRM)\.
POR SALE AND RUNT.
__b.__V _A_.a-.-l naveten l-iutilul i'.l'll !>
rjlja IHQ LOTS for aale private v. Oa aeonnnindst
■Bß|>n terms at U l<n_ i r.tlit if prams I) Theve
Lots are on Venable s're, t. t in >n Bill *ti a t;i c
tieieht .wh--od. and c miuanil a fi.e v-ew of the
tttr. Any one wmlun; to purchase. <an rati <n
tbeanbsertber.atbia louse, corner of V. liable ant
.Ylok'.. »treets
A1..0-I li.cves.Vn 1 Harness M ARK lor sa'e,
rsri fast and (tends. Has can I* seen nt mi b< use
Jyai-tB i.. powkrs
tg, MIR B__T-A STORE aad C _LA X bfl
Tjjj Mam afreet. Apply to ti. 11 Ki.N X li-H,
H_______±_! WMaiasti
*&. MUt RI.M-A BRICK BOL'Sr. . n t'lai
.jßSßfre»t. t*ti°e do..is above Ciav street Vet.,,,
aa —nint Cbereb. It has 6 ro. mi —in tiro-place*.
*a_ n, the anus* a _ oily water on li prem ses.
brier, ki to hen with three rooms. I OSS-SSIOn - irsn
liniii.'tl.a'el). Aiplyto
Jyti l» < 'A.yt. T A . l A IK.
/7 «, V-U_BtH PHIVATI bMi.il.lM;
-■...>% MAYO STRhKT, I'OR SAL. .- We are
***_ uv |, rzed to »e!l t _ eaeelteat IJ v | c R
I'E.N X.M IN I*, oa t'-e ea.tr m line oi Mayo str*et.
now in the occupancy cf Mr. Win Allen
a corner iot. a .d« arttitioiiil vane to ; If inert c
ttiate application is nihil*, it will be a 1.l for a tea
on-.t•!'« pr.ee. Apply to
jy 21—t.t ____.__* APPBBSOI.
tKiK BEItT-Tbe large R("(»M, !«..',
used a* a Pistol Uallerr. corner I .Mi snd M tin
► tree.!.. t'.-«.e-ai..ii Riven niiiuecliat- .y Ln
.uirs at WH'TM/i PTN CILLIaRH SAI.OoS,
over Isaacs A I'avlor_. Kxchaiue t_ee. I « _l-_'
jtZ, CliX RP. li T-KLIi.'KLK SlOUh ON
■ MAIN MR X XT.-That most desirable
aa-.-'TORK on Haia atreet. at tbe o»inet • i % un
in-t Wall atreeta. recently oeeupird by Chas. \.
Dawson. IS to* real Apply to IthNKi CO- i. IK X
HABK.I.L, offioe ''abki.i. A Bsaos, Main etteet,
overTeleafaaao_ee. j. ii -r s
ja, FUR R.M-.Tt.RK and CF/ LaR. ....
wjl•nuth side ol Uroat. between M md 4th at*
«■***■ I ob-cssiou ;.iven at on _ Ap.>;> to
hlt-ts _ TIIO.-. i- .UARLES.
.<-. iOR K....T"-T)!:it r-v.coi_ii.odi it* and
(hi erv ue-irable TH.*. KM t .NT. .m .'. li bmw c;
sß_L_Bri and i.ouh -tract ~ raowatlj o.'iupted by
i ml;, r. v. Daniel, dap. For term* appl. ...
Vlr 0. C. Ki.i.stt. on Leigh st'set. Bear td. or to
jell-ta _ P V DAN It- I ..la.
*££ nm HKBf-Taa »._-«. .v K.N r. eavaei
• T ?!jj llth aad Mtia ets.,at preeeatocoapiod bi \n
——t J niea Oo'.lina i*...*_e. ai.n 'ivtn Ist O. t>.l.ei'.
I**o Apply- MARCUS RARRIS A nH'«.
j) M luVThis 17ft M
IIIIIM AMI till IIUI Mil, *, 1
mm nil- cornkr or 1 m a -.n - i
■aaHavinit detern ined to remove to 'he . naatri.
I ofl'-r for sate, private!), in> Hi ÜBk aso L _".
aitti-'t das Htaiv-e *t ated TM Lot froata 7IS (set
oa Ciar street and run* back tbe same width IM
feet i'he BweLiaa IL>use ia Urn#. ami wa* l.uiit
iq ibe lie.t manner, ol the beat MMlerials. IttOß
tains ten rooica. Vfit'.i fire place- ..\ l-.r_. ,- osets,
witn a crllnr the ante of tbe ti..n_«. Tlieieiaoii
the Lot a gitobtß. Lauutirv. .!n*>, Cams*«
Houie, waaofl House, Kirn ke t!..i.. .• kv. The
' accommodation for servant* n ampla
roo n in the tn.u»e has ta* ia it, aad tbere i*
water in tiie .ard and kifciiien Tboree -ralverta
le.-idiiu tiir.ui.h tne vsr_. vvlnch carry .if-til w ■-•..
water. Tin* propert) is located .>•...•■,
ble and pl.as-.iit pi r * of the r> t> fin residences,
and isv-itnin hve _biaa_Mrvall al Iks v..
buaiuesa places, suit lice 1 > n. tne has •' ..nd BO so
of bu-tines*. There are atiout thirty fae ..s •!,_
1 Lot vac.nt, upon which aix.iher imu.e ini«ihi ha
! -ill
Titß—i —I will sell the Lot tors small part ol tiie
, paroliaae in e.._h. ard th«» ba _ccc upon
■uch tune a* wil. nuit the purcliasrr. Me— r*
OOODI*I a Aphkb-on are autlitniicd t.< itli "i.c
alM.v. stoperty.anU will *h. w it t<> any uera- a * ao .
may wish to purchase it. ami make known ttie
i price and terms. JuH.N M. I.Kh'.URY.
i _i_v *— ta
-*-. li.X rTt.."*! . A good rata nraast»r(f ill
t_3 i ted nn Uvrd atreet, l*t»e_ M Bad loth.—
I •*■•• I'i.e louse has s aianita fr-nt, _ud noataißa
. nine room* aii ht of which hw fire pla.-ta ; water
and |t>. Ac For Urw*. applr t«> tne »üb»crit*r,
or to _ I). Ka< ho, E»i. .j, , ;
jy a-ts " A rorT*i.
jx f-«IK Kk:\ T. -The —i rat -le ..KI'LT | .
i.erlt iK-fUpictl bt I»r 0 R Hricken or. I'th
•BS. ~.reet, s-id -**t dca»f to hi» ortic*. surabi* for
' aph sieiaa, lawrer, a.. Peaaaaaioß »iver. iaiaa
I di»te». Apply to .._„„..
)yi-l* h. D. P.ACIIO.
__. tOR RfcNT-fne laage KOOVi. over tiie
|H mire > 1 -hs'er. IlsU«y A. i;..., 110 Mam I; -
aaa ...»..'s-i.. . aiven imitnediatelv Irouue of
.*-7 t- BHAFKR. BAUIRY A CO .
eur-H C FOR Rtcr-iT-The ROOM
•ur-toie-baa tv-n occupied by V 11 A)l«tt,
:.> _ , a* a law office for tht- l*at £ or s ««ars
4». JOHNBTON A BRO..
JT*-ta 116 Mtviast.. Ricnmoiid
s
THK O?kLY Hot st
To Ben w_-T__a
HOTKt,
A«D RKBTAIRANT.
..-...,. «.._„.. - mM_m Kimtrr.
"THK DIVF." is convenisntl) loealea sad
eonitor—bly arranted, with I.<hl. in_ ah- a* by fhe
day, weelvor aionth. witu m bi_aaa> » > * ■ *•"•■.
are served at all lieu;* for IM aoc noi J .ti.-n oi
th* public, by polite sad attentive a-~.>«Mu'«
brsakfast t to IU A. M.
Free Lunch 11 to »i
Dinner It" 61. M.
Supper *t.»WI« M.
TheSato..n i* tupphed with the iuo«t -vf/oved
brsfid.of WlNh_. LIQUORS, AQ_K CT-ARS,
TOBACCO, he. W. H. BAYWAbU.
jy W-lm
____T0 ri_K LADIES OK RICBMDMD AMi
. _SW VICIMTV.
, Mi** RKBtCCA -KMON
Wmald respectfully au_.-un.-_ to the ladie* i.v.r
she watt pfea hsr mo»m this day t MOft |>.\ V i wuh
B beautiful *i.H-k of Oh.—reu'a >'l..ihn:», ,v.-. ..
I LiTTL-BOVM' DRKSfiKM.SAC.iI
TALMAS, aad afty article auitatde lar aebUd.afl
iattdsomtly *mbronUr*d and made ep tn the tuost
fsshiouabl. .Tv V t.> please the n-.r-st fs_*t.d:.'U<
A baaascßt*lot of I'ATTKRNS. to.i reoeived.
tit* ««->■»»•> —
PRAWIN.; .PINKIJItt. KMBRoIDJUINt! aad
BOLD aad BILVKR BCLf.ION WORK dcae *.»
Uia sbcMrUst n...ics.
ROBETTK*. ot •yai i ' daamti»Uoa 'tmrnia m> of dot*
i-fc.-,
aadeVery article *oit»k_ for * *«*'t&***4
Chad by c-lbnt st Mim BKMI>N .*»
R.H.m, it it-i fallter'* r*»id*ut*. two door* Uelov*
I !_• at. Chsiiea Hotel, Msm at, my it i*-_t

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