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THURSDAY MOKMXO ataJK*o *, Mb*. CONFEDEZA TE Ci I SSL SENATE. Waaunavar, March 1, 1668. Prayer by the Key. Mr. Doggct, of the alr.tliotl ; *-t Church. On motion, by Mr. Burnett of Ken tucky tho Senate reconsidered the vote by which was passed the bill to provide for returned x»f»s° nors ' »■•<* tne fcrther consideration of the bill «*us then post poned till to day. «.,■!, Mr. Simms, of Kentucky, offered the following, which was agreed to : Mj*BBBBBSa> That the Select Committee on th "Exchange of Prisoners be instructed to Inquire into the treßtment of returned prisoners, and that they also be teats-acted to Inquire and report all neglect in Usial|MlllH them to Richmond from the places of exchange, and who is responaiale for ansa ae glfCt.*' Mr. Wigfall introduced a bill to pro ride for the organization of a Bureau of j Inspection in connection with the War Department. Referred. „ Mr. Capcrton introduced a bill to regu late the compensation of the State Col lector of the State of Virginia. Mr. Maxwell, of Florida, introduced a resolution for the adjournment of Con gress on Tuesday next. On motion, by Mr. Johnson, of Mis souri, the resolution was laid on the table. Senate bill fixing the first Monday in October as the time of the regular meet ing of Congress was taken op ; and, af ter debate, Oa motion, by Mr. Wigfall, the bill was informally passed over. Senate bill to authorise the Secretary of the Treasury to receive specie from the several States of the Confederate States, and use the same for the benefit of said States, was considered and. passed. Seuate bill regulating the destruction of pror-ert3 T under military necessity, as amended by the lie use, was taken up, and Hous2 amendments were concurred in and the bill passed. The following is the bill, which awaits the approval of the President to become the law: " Tlic Congress of the Confederate States oj Ame rica do enact, That hereafter, whenever cotton or tobacco, military or naval stores, or other property of any kind whatever, which may ai 1 the e:i any in the prosecution uf tho war, may bo it', an exposed position, where it would L-o liable to seizure and r< n.ov.il by the enemy, the general offices* onromand iagr the department or district where the property BBBT be sftasted ahull order the owners thereof to move the same to seme place of safety, to be desig nated by him, if Rich removal, in the judgment of ansa general commanding, should be necessary to prevent the aaid pw>B*rtyfrom falling into the hands of the enemy; and if the property ia not removed within a reasonable time, to be fixed by the com manding general, by the owners thereof, it shall be lawful for the said general officer to have th>- same removed at the expanse of the owm-rs, under fune ral regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary ot War, or to doj-trov the same, as now provided; by hr." Mr. Semmes, from the committee of conference on the House bill to provide more effectually from the reduction and redemption of tbe currency, reported that the committee had not been able to agree, and asked to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. The report was received and the com miitee were discharged. The tax bill was then taken tip, and Mr. Semmes, of Louisiana, explained the amendments proposed by the ma jority of the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Oldham addressed the Senate on the minority report on the same bill. The Senate then resolved into secret session. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The House mot at the usual hour and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Dickinson. Mr. Staples, of Virgifria, presented certain patriotic resolutions of the Twenty-fourth Virginia regiment, which took the usual course. Under the call of States for bills, resolutions, etc., the following were in troduced : By Mr. Fuller, of North Carolina: Joint resolution of thanks to General Whiting, Colonel Lamb, and their ofli cers and men, for their gallant defence of Fort Fisher against two attacks. Re ferred to Committee on Military Affairs. By Mr. J. T. Leach, of North Caro lina: Joint resolutions approving the appointment of General Lee as General in-Chief, and recommending that he be vested with power to treat for peace.— Referred to the'same committee. By Mr. Logan : A bill to facilitate the settlement of claims due deceased sol diers. Referred to the Judiciary Com mittee. The House then resolved into secret session, and having spent some time therein, again resolved into open ses sion and resumed the consideration of the unfinished business* viz: the bill to provide payment for cotton purchased in the Trans-Mississippi Department.— Pending which, the House adjourned. VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. [EXTRA SESSION.] SENATE. EVENING SESSION. Tuesday, February 2S, 1805. oJock P U T Vcned »t Wf-past seven !**& Jhe tlWJjf bUSinm lranS " The Committee from Courts of Joaxta. reported a joint between the Bu&ra oTpfr! t Works and J. ft. Clarkeon for thi i* of his slaves and allowing for the salt agreed to be ili^Sto*!§£ Ides o?er under the rnles. A bill to authorize the appointment of aa Inspector of Salt, to reside at Salt-, ville was reported from the Jclot Com mittee on Salt and read the first and second times. Mr. I>ul.i»ey offered a resolution pro viding that hereafter no member of the Senate shall speak over ten minutes on any one subject. Tho resolution was adopted. Mr. Keen, of Pittsylvania, offered the following resolution, which, under the rules, lies over: * •« Risolved. That .•'ll the testimony taken by, and now in tha rwsMvtaion at, the Salt Committee, to-' ■ether with sM letters an '. papers touching Ihe aate, transportation una private oontracta far- aaM mams factured al the salt works ah 1 shipped, or soughs t<. lie shipped, therefrom, be placed in the posaeaißßß of the Senate, and that the same bo printed for the i.so (f the Senate.** Mr. Keen also offered a resolution rc questiog the President of tho Virginia and Tennessee railroad to furnish to the Senate a cony of all letters from his let ter-book touching the sale and transpor tation of salt shipped over the said road, and that the the said letters be printed for the urn of the Senate; and that he furnish also any other informa tion on the subject not previously com municated to the Senate. The resolution was discussed and afterwards laid on the table. On motion, at 10 1 2 o'clock, the Sen ate adjourned. SENATE. Wednesday, March 1, 1805. The Senate was called to order at 11 o'clock. Prayer l>y Rev. Dr. Edwards. The following; Senate bills have been passed by the House of Delegate:;: Senate" bill disbanding the One Hun dred and Seventy-ninth regiment militia of the lino, and "for the more effectual organization of the Nineteenth regiment of militia und the Eirst regiment of the second-class militia, so as to enlarge the bounds and strength of the Nineteenth regiment of militia of the line. Senate bill, with the House amend ments, exempting from service in the militia ef this State, or in any reserved forces of this Commonwealth, certain mechanics and artisans in the service o( any railroad or c.mal company in this State. Ilouse amendment:) were disa greed to. Also, a bill re-enacting scetion one, chapter twenty-two of Code of Virginia, in relation to persons liable to military duty. The rule of the Senate requiring all bills to be kept in the hands of the Clerk two days before being sent to the ilouse of Delegates waa rescinded for the remainder of the present session, on motion of Mr. Hart. Mr. Keen, of Pittsylvania, arose to a personal explanation in relation to a card, over the signature of Mr. Collier, of Petersburg, which appeared in the Enquirer of this morning, concerning the bill and substitute passed by the Senate, in secret session, with regard to putting negroes in the army. Jn con clusion, he caused the following substi tute for the fourth resolution to the bill, which was offered By him, to be r ead, in order that he should be fairly understood upon the subject: "The people of Virginia, relying upon the wisdom of the commander of the forces of the Confederate States, and Kin-.; willing to contribute all the re sources of the Commonwealth for a successful prose cution of the war, will devote to that cave such of their dare population as may be needed therefor. Whenever the commander of said forces Rhallcall f_..r t-laves, such requisition shall be apportioned ac cording to the slave -population ot each of the slareholding States, and shall be called out by the Governor according to the provisions of aa uctof the General Assembly of Virginia, passed October 10, 1863, entitled 'An act to amend an-1 re-enact the first and third sections.of an act passed March 13, 1863, entitled an act to amend and re-enact an act further to provide for the public defence, passed October 3, 1862,' and delivered upto the authorities of the Confederate States, to be employed in such sorvice as sold authorities may direct: Provided, That the ownership to said slaves, and the relation o; master and ..lave, shall not by impair* d thereby." At a subsequent time, be submitted the following as a substitute for the fore going amendment, which was finally pas.;ed by the Senate : "Resclced, That the General Assembly of Vir ginia da Lei* by authorise the Confederate authori ties to ea'i upon fin tnia, through the Govt nor ul the Commonwealth, for as many of her male slaves and free negroes, between the ages of eighteen a'lJ forty-five, not exceeding twenty-five per eentnm of the free negroes, aa shall be deemed natesasry for the public defence, to be called for on the requisition of the General-in-Chief of the Cou f di rat-* Annies ;:a he may deem moat expedient itr the public service: Provided, That whenever such call i ■ ataAe it shall be properly apportioned among the different counties ami corporations of the Com- Bsonweaith according to the Blare population of each. '• Reaolted, That <air Senators are hereby ir. s'.n s'eii, a-id oar Rejavoentatives request* d, to vote for the passage of a law to place at the disposal of the Cosdederaa*authorities as many of the slaves and free negroes of the Confederate States of Ame rica, not ex eedrng twenty-Are p<r centum of the slaves and twenty-five per centum of the free ne groes, as are necessary for the public defence, to be c :11< <*t for on the reqaisitioa of the Gensral-in- Cbief cf i.ur Armies, in such numbers as iw. shall deem best lor the pubic service,each State furnish ing its proper auot i according to its slave, popukt tion. But nothing in tneforegoing resolutions shall be eonatruet into a rsatrietaon upon the General in-Chief) f the Confederate Armies, or a prohibition to the employment of the slaves and free negroes for the public defence in such manner—as soldiers or otherwias B< the General-in-Chief may deem most expedient " The following was the vote by which the foregoing resolutions were passed at the time in secret session: Ykas.—Messrs. Ald-rsen, Arm*d.ron<?, Ball, Christian of Augusta, Coghil!, Douglas, Fffasiar, Garnelt, Garrison, Hunter, Keen, Lewis, Na«h, Neeson, Newlon, Newman of Muhou, Newman of Mgdiaon, .Stevenson, hjatk-r, Tayloe, Taylor and Thomas —22. Navk.—Messrs. Bales, Bruce, Christian of Mid dlesex, Collier, Dickinson, Lulaney, (Jrahain, Guy, Hart, Jones, LtStaa, Lynch, Quesonbcrrv, laun der-, Wiley and Witten—l6. Admiral Buchanan appearing in the hall, on motion, the chair was vacated for ten minutes, in order to give the mem bers of the .Senate an opportunity to be introduced to him. When the President resumed the chair, the order of the day, being the .Senate bill imposing taxes for the sup port of Government, was taken up and 'amended, and discussed till the hour of adjournment. EVENING SESSION. The entire evening session was taken S? Iv the bills imposing taxes wr the current ysar. HOUSE Of DELEGATES. The House met at 11 A. IE. Mr. Bouldin called up House bill or dering the sale of certain bonds and stocks held by the State, in order to facilitate the payment of tho expenses of the State (Jovernmcnt. Mr. llouldm indicated, in some re marks, that iho action of the House on the bill would indicato whether the House should consider it expedient to go on with the consideration of the tax bill to levy taxes for the Support of Go vernment. The bill was discussed at length, and several propositions wero befoio the House as amendments to the bill. Mr. Staples, of Patrick, chairman of the special committee appointed to in quire into the expediency of recon voking a convention of the sovereign people of Virginia, reported "A bill to conter upon the (ieneral Assembly ihe powers of a convention." [The bill recounts, in a preamble, that the emergencies of war require this extra ordinary measure, and goes on to direct that the otlicers of election (to be held in March) for members of the General Assembly shall direct a separate poll to be opened, where the question shall be voted upon : " Shall the*powers of a convention be conferred upon the Gene ral Assembly of Virginia?" with the reservation that said convention shall not alter the Hill of Rights or* certain sections of the State Constitution ; that the tickets to be voted shall indicate whether the voter is for or against a convention.) Messrs. l)eanc and Prctlow, of the committee appointed to report upon the subject, submitted a minority report, de claring a convention inexpedient at this time. A debate "rose upon the disposal of the bill. It eras finally ordered to be printed, the Ilouse refusing to suspend the rules in order to put the bill upon its second reading. The consideration of the bill was then made the order of the day for to morrow. Mr. Deane then moved the printing of the minority report, and it was so or dered. Mr. Pendleton moved, at 1 o'clock, that the ilouse go into secret session, but the Ilouse refused—ayes, 32 ; noes, 40. The bill to increase the pay of the pro fessors of the Virginia Military Institute was taken up and discussed to the hour of recess. LATER FROM THE NORTH. "Wo have received New York papers of Monday, the 27th. Gold, 200 7-8. FROM GENERAL LEE'S AItMY. The Herald gives the following sum mary of what the enemy's surmises are about General Lee's movements: The Important report comes to us, in our James river dispatches, that the rebel General Leo has gone southward to conduct the operations of opposing Sherman, leaving General Joe Johnston in command at Kichmond and Peters burg; and we have additional particu lars regarding the commotion and move ments of troops which have been ob served within the lines of tho rebels around their capital during the past week, giving evidence that something of moment is in process of preparation by them. A large part of their arm)- had on Saturday last been under marching orders for several days, and a considera ble number of iebel troops are believed to have been dispatched to act against Sherman. The reports of Lee's designs to shortly abandon Petersburg and Rich mond are repeated, and deserters now aid that notice has been given by him to the people of the former place to have their tobacco and other stores removed within four days. They say that nearly all the artillery has been taken from the Petersburg batteries, only suilicient bet ing left to keep up appearances. NAVAL REPORT FROM WILMINGTON. Porter continues to send his blowing dispatches about the capture of "Wil mington. The following is his last: TJxrraß States Flabsbu** JUlvkun, ) Caps I*'kak Rives, February 22, lbG5. J Sir*: I have the honor to inform you that Wilmington has been evacuated and is in the possession of our troops. After the evacuation of Fort Anderson, I pushed forward the gunboats up as far as the water would permit. The army pushed up at the same time on the right and left banks of the river. After sound ing and buoying out the middle ground at Big island, I succeeded in getting the gunboats over, and opened lire on Fort Strong, the work commanding the prin cipal obstructions, where the rebels had also sunk a large steamer, the North Eastern. Our tire soon drove the rebels away from the fort. Now and then they would fire a shot, one of-which struck the Sassacus below water-mark, and set her leaking badly. She was struck once or twice more, but met with no loss of men. That night (the 20th) the rebels sent down two hundred floating torpe does, but I had a strong force of picßct boats out, and the torpedoes were sunk with musketry. One got in the wheel of tho Osceola, and blew her wheel-honsc to pieces, and knocked down her bulk head in-hoard, and there was no damage to the hull Some of tho vessels picked up the torpedoes with their torpedo nets. The next morning I spread two fishing nets across the river. Yesterday eve ning, General Ames, with his division, moved within a short distance of the fort, and had a sharp encounter with the rebels. On hearing the musketry and seeing where our troops were, 1 opened a rapid fire on the fort and all along the enemy's line. The fort responded with three or four shots, but was soon si lenced. This morning we heard that General Terry was within their works, and the road was clear to Wilmington. The Montauk could not get across the shoals without lightening, which was a work of some labor. I had the pleasure of placing the Hag on Fort Strong, and at 12 o'clock noon to day we all fire a salute of thirty-five guns, this being the anniversary of Washington's birthday. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient set-, ant, D. P. Porter, Rear Admiral. Gideon Welles, Secretary of tho Navy. rilOM TIIE SOUTHWEST—MEXICO. The Yankee dates from New Orleans ! are to tho 18th. The following is their summary: The constitutional amendment abolish ing slavery was adopted by the Louisiana Legislature on the 14th instant—in the Senate by a vote of eighteen in favor to only one against it, and in the House of Representatives unanimously. The amendment has now been ratified by eighteen States. No military operations of importance in the Department of the Gulf since previous advices are reported. A small band of rebels had been dis persed in the vicinity of Rodney, Missis sippi, by a detatchment of National troops. General Kirby Smith's Trans- Mississippi rebel army still to cross to the east side of the Mississippi. On two occasions that attempts have been made to transfer it, the men have positively declared that they would not move, and it is believed that any further efForts'to induce them to do so would result in open and general mutiny. All the Union naval prisoners at Camp Ford, Texas, had been exchanged, and were daily expected at New Orleans. Drafting for the National army commenced in Louisiana on the 15th instant. The obstruction to nagivation by the increase of deposit on the bar at the mouth oi the Mississippi river having become se rious, the New Orleans Chamber of Com merce has appointed a committee to pro ceed to Washington and memorialize Congress for an appropriation to improve the channel. The trade of United States shipping merchants with the Mexican port of Mata moras has been interrupted, owing to our Consul in that town being accredited to the Government of Juarez, and Maxi milian's oliicers there refusing to recog nize him. There were large stocks of American cotton at Matamoras. There is no news of importance by this arrival from Havana, and nothing from St. Do mingo. THE SOUTH NOT YET CONQUERED. The New York Tribune is not so sure that the " rebellion" is put down. It says: Of course, we do not rejoice as over assured and accomplished triumph. We know that there remain armies to van quish and the efforts of desperation to bailie. It is possible that the rebel hosts now mustering for their last onset may deal us an unexpected and telling blow. Lee is to march northward into the free States, says one rumor; he is going West, to reclaim Kentucky and feed on her undevastated herds and pastures, says another; ho will elude Grant and fall like a thunderbolt on Sherman, says a third. It is possible that he may yet be able to concentrate one hundred thousand men, two thirds of them vete rans; and such a force, well handled, is never to be despised. MOVEMENT OF TltOOrS IN WEST TEN NESSEE. The Memphis Bulletin says that the rebel leaders lately issued orders all the detachments of their troops in West Tennessee together, with such conscripts as they have gathered, sent South without delay, and we have reason to believe that the larger portion of the rebel forces lately about Memphis have already gone. Their destination will be Mobile. The raid into Arkansas has disclosed the fact that much suffering exists thcro from a scarcity of food. MISCELLANEOUS. A. 0. P. Nicholson, formerly a Senator in Congress, has just been released from the Tennessee penitentiary, and ordered to be tried for conspiracy against the Government. General Grant, in a private letter to Mr. Washburn, of the House of Repre sentatives, speaks very hopefully of Sherman's movements, and expresses the opinion that a few more days of sue cessful operations will put the rebels in a position from which there will be no escape. Vanderbilt, the New York millionaire, was arrested and taken to the station house last week for fast driving in tho street. President Lincoln has ordered Roger A. Pryor to report immediately to Gene ral Grant, at City Point, for exchange. Alexandre Dumas will be the guest of George Bancroft in New York. General D. C. Buell has written and published a reply to General Sherman's defence of General Grant In the course of the Senate's debate of Saturday evening on tbe Louisiana ques tion, "Mr. Carlile, of Virginia, took the floor in opposition to the resolution. In the course of his remarks, Mr. Carlile was asked a question in regard to the legality of the Government of West Virginia, and he replied that, if he had had the means of supporting his family without the three thousand a year he received a* a Senator, he would have re signed hi* seat on the very day that the State of West Virginia was recog nized by the Senate." James Buchanan, late President of the United States, reports his income, for the last year, as having been eleven thou sand, one hundred and eleven dollars. STRrttElf QIRARfI. Stephen Oirard lias not been so long dead but many of the preacnt generation still remember him distinctly, and hi- pwnliaritics; and ro man po*> Rcwed peculiarities of a more striking ch-inicter.— Villous *kctchrn of his life have been given to the public, but th« fallowing, from the North Amerknm Review for January, is inor** discriminating in its character, and presents a tolerably accurate picture of the man and anl mental and asd d pe culiaritic* i ■'Within the nv-moiy of many pittSb* alive, ♦old Oirard,'as th.* h****t* Basket wis usually styled, a-*)iort, stout, arisl old jre.ritlcraun, aaai to wnlk, la hi-; swijt, awkward w-y. the attests of the lower part of rniladelpua. Ih'V.iir'i *rHrjrlaJng about him indicated that he had very Utile ia coat mon with his feUoßr-citizeas, he was the marked mao of the city ior riore-th»n a gcner'tUon. Mis BBBBOtwas lather iasignifteant and >,uite annepos ses..ing. Jl:s dress wm old-fashioß«d and lhabby ; and ho wore the pig-tail, tho wh.t- *'e< k-cloth, tie wide-brircmeu hat, aad th** laiae tSßltcd coat of the last century. He w>ts blind in one eye , art! though his hurly eyebrows gave* some eaaraeter lo Ins countenance," it BBS curiously devoid of expression, lie hid alrio the absent look of a man who rathe* had no thought* or was absorbed in thought; and ho fthufflel along on his enormous feet, looking neither to the right nor to the left. I'h'-re. wa= al ways a certain leak of the old mariner about him, though he had been fifty years an inh ahitsnt of the town. When he rode, it was in the plaiaest, least OOmfwtable gig in Philadelphia, diawu by an an cient and ill-foimei horse, driven always by the Blaster's own hand at a good fence. Be chose still to live whore he had lived for fifty years, in Water street, close to the alls* PCS, in ft small and in convenient hoeKC, darkened >-y tall fctore-hooses, amid the bustle, the noise and the odors of com merce. ••His sole pleasure was to visit, onre a day, a lit tle farm which he possessed a few miles oat of town, where ho w:'s wont to take otf his coat, roll ap its shirt sleeves, and personally labor in BBS field aad in the bans, hoeing corn, pruning trees, tossing hay, and not disdaining! sen toassist in butchering the animal.-', which he raised for market. It was no mere ornamental or experimental farm. Jle made iknsy. All of its produce was i srefully, nay scrupulously, husbanded, soW, record* dand account ed for. He loved his grapes, hi* plums, his pigs, sad especially his rare breed of canary birds; but the people of Philadi Iphia had the full benefit oi their increase—at the highest market rates. Man) feared, and many served, but none loved this singu lar and lonely old man. If there was among the very few who habitually eonrersed with him, one who understood and esteemed him, there was but one, and he was a man of such abounding charitj that, like Uncle Toby, if he had heard that Ihe Devil was hopelessly damned, would have said, 'I am sorry for it.' Never was there a person more destitute than Oirard of the qualities which win the affection of others, ilis temper was violent, his presence forbidding, ins usual manner ungracious, his will inflexible, his heart untender, his imagina tion dead, lie was odious to many of bis fellow citizens, who considered him thebaraest and mcan estofmea. He had bred among Ihcm for half, a century, but he was bo more a Fhiladelphian in 1S3:) than he was in 1778. He still rpoke with a French accent, and accompanied his words with a French shrug and French gesticulation. Surround ed with Christian churches, which he had helped to build, he remained a sturdy unbeliever, and poa i-eesed tho complete work ef only one man— Vol taupß. , , rt "He made it a point of duty to labor on Sunday, as a good example to others. He made no secret of the fact that he considered the idleness of an injury to the people, moral and economical. — He would have opened his bank on Sunday if any one would have come to it. For his part, he required n r > rest, and would hare none. He no r traveled. He never attended public assemblies or amusements. He had no affections to gratify, no friends to visit, no curiosity to appease, no tastes to indulge. What he once said of himself appeared to be true—that he rose in the morning with but a single object, and that was to labor so hard all day as to be able to •deep all night. The world was absolutely nothing to him but a working place. He scorned and •coated the idea that old men should a see to labor, and should sr< nd the evening of their daysin tranquilli ty, 'If©,* he would say, 'labor is the price ot life, its happiness, its everything; to rest is torus*.; every man should labor t<> th- last hour of his abili ty.' Snob was Stephen Oirard. •' This is an unjlca.*ir,g picture of a citizen of po lite and amiable Philadelphia. It were Indeed a grim and dreary world wherein should prevail th< principles of Ciirard. But see what this man has dove tstr the city that love I him not ! Vast and im posing structures rise on the banks of the Schuyl kill, wherein, at this; fn..ur, six hundred orphan boys are fe 1. clothed, trained and taught, upon the in come of the emrmous estate which he won by this entire consecration to the work of accumulating property. In the ample irrounds of Oirard College, lookingup at its five massive marble edifices, sti oil ing in its shady walks or by its verdant play grounds, or listening to the cheerful cries of the bbys at play, the most sympathetic and imaginative of men must pause before censuring the sterile and unlovely tif.- of its founder. And if he Should in quire closely into the character and career of the man who willed this great institution into being, he would, perhaps, be willing to admit that there was room in the world' for one G-rard, though it were a pi y there should ever be another.*" MARFJED, On the 21st of February, 1865, by the Rev. Mr. Crook-, at the residence of the bride, Mr. GEORGE W. HUNDSEN to Mi sa JOSEPHINE THOMAS, both of this city. • DIED, At Columbus, Georgia, February 4, 1865, of dis oase contracted whilst in the army, ALEXANDER MEANS KIMBROTJQII, first lieutenant Second battalion Oeorgia volunteers. * PUBLISHED THIS DAY. BEAUTIFUL BALLAD: UK HMOND ON THE JAMBS. "And on my heart, dear comrade, lay those nut brown braids. Of one that f/aa the fairest of all our village maids. We were to have been wedded, but Death the bnde nooea claims, And she is far, that loves me, from Riffasaond on the James." rrBMSBtEB liV B. 11. JONES x CO, For nate at tho Mus.io Stores. n.h 2— St* ptHKAP LIGHT. Omci Of MILITABT Tn.KMMI'HH, 1 Rn ii.ii.ni>, February 11, 1865. J Dr. W. 8. Morris, President, dr.: Sir: According; to your request, I distributed to ca:b of U*e military offices around tbe Ricbmond fnrtifb ations one Kerestne Lamp and one quart of ECTLECTIC OIL, manufactured by Air. Baton. 1 Bad *•"'•*■ theofllasted,on an average, ninety Lours, making th* co*,t 13 B-9 cents jht hour. The operators JUfe all very raw h pleased, run! agree thtt the light in far superior to that of the oil lamp, with peanut oil. and BTaca cheaper. I am decidedly Of the opinion that it is the best light we can git for tbe country offices. m Very respectfully, Your obedient 'ervari*, J. T. COLIAVMLL, Superintendent, kc. The ECLECTIC OIL is for wtle at next door to tbe corner of Broad and Sixth streets James Bolton & Co.'a). ■tnh3-lt»l P. T. RATON. 13APER, ENVELOPES, &c. 60 reams aupenor ruled Cap Paper, im ported by ourselves. ALSO, English Note I'uper, Confederate Note Tuner, 300,000 English and Confederate Letter and Official Envelope-J, 500 gross (Jillott's Pens, 100 gross Pencils (Faber'a and JlsitV, 2UO gross Pen-holders, 60 pounds English Sealing-Wn,*., 200 down Memorandum, Mont v ajad Pocket- Book*. BAUOIfMAX k mctIAIUKS, Tmportera and Dealota in Stationery yah 1— 3f ( No. 19 l\. At \ ma**. ITOHSES, &c.-Be»idt« other Horses ii for sale to-day, privately, at No. 63 Main streTt, Brill be two axeelleut animals, belonging to a Trans-Miaaisiapni general bound homeward for more troop*. Also, a douMe-««>ated Open Buggy, sad two Top-Bugjriea, with lUrne**s; s Petersburg made two-horae Wagon, new, and two Spring Wa ge**, [tab. 2-lt») U. *rX)KT UJU JE LD TA V U>K. P| I 8 8 0 L U T I 0 N .—Tho firm of I / EDLING fc CO. la tha- 4.-17 rli-'oived by mu tual esstsent. All t*erae*M tnd<-Med to the eoneera ♦rill Btoasa call and settle bamßaitateiy and take tb«rir foods ctr.'.y, as we wiih to Biad up the ea m eM M soon M BOSdbfo. EHLING (k. >O. I*<-brutr>- 2», laaf. f; )| .; DISSOLUTION Osf r< >-I'AKTNKK silTl'.—The firm of WILLIA.'..'."*- ELLIOTT ft CO. ia thia Auyafoßotvad >>y mataal eareeea.— Persons fo aaesn aa ay iaatVb 4, »nd all was a™ indebted to as, win pfoaso oall as eoaa as BtaKtfca ble and settle their SOOOBBIa. wjlliams, eliiott k CO. February 1, 166 i. mh l-oi* /10-l'AJi'lXKRSIin* NOTICE.-We. \-j the u**dcr*rfs*ht-d, hare associ ited our*. >. ■■■> Bade* the style of H. at. IfORFI PET ft CO .•"-'• the purple of eenaaetang a. Oeneral C*taßiisjjor: Business, at the ol 1 ttaad of Witßaaaa ft V .•'►..-, cornerpf Thirt« enth :irid faaiastreetii, to take > :.■ ! from the let day of February, !■••;">. We reapectfu ,-, *toh< it the of -Jitr frien<la aad the | ■ geasßaHjri . tt. If. NORFLEET, f K. Mil- HELL, February 3, 1865. "W. i. SMITH. fe 3—im }7IREEMAN ft CO, AUCTIONEERS " AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS.— I:. • Dndersigaed, of the late arm of Williamson 8c Co , having braied a vo-partr.er.-hip, under the Ban aad style of FREEMAN ft CO., for the purpose f.f conducting a GENERAL AUCTION AND COMMISSION BUSINESS; sad ha-ring taken the building on the nouthwest cornet of Main and Ninth streets, well kaoß*n aa Bosher** HalL do hereby respectfully offer their xrrices to, end solicit the patronage of, their friends end the public generally. GEO. A. I ItEEMAN, tail— fo GEO H. RICHARDS. COMMISSION UOUSE.-—The B*il»xri ' bera have associated th-m -iv , i.i.l-t tin btyle t*f HILL 4 I'LEASAKTS, for the purpo • &l SELLING ON COMMISSION ucharti .-.- '~,-.. -. be consigned to Uw m by farntei ■ and oil.«•••-. Th ii' bfS '.- ia et the auction-hoa -c <>f Iliil, T»; .'. in- mfc Co., corner of Franklin and Wall ":••*. They solicit the patronage of their friends and the public. They ii ive a good store-house and table. N. i". HILL, J. 11. riJiASASTTS. fe 7- itewla February 7th, 1865. 1) V THE GOVEIINI IB OF VI R(. fXI A. > A PROCLAMATION.—The General Assem bly having passed aa act to change the time for holding the general elections of this State, ia<J having prescribed that the elections for numbers of the General Assembly and fur < omtni •..•»:• r of Public Works for.the first district shall take pta 'on the fourth Thursday of the present month (March), and for members of Congrew on t • Wednesday in November next; therefore I, Wil liam Smith. Governor of the Common* Ith, lo hereby proclaim that the officers whose dntj it i« to hold said elections in the several countii ...; corporations, and in the several military camp.-* a which troops from this State are statu in !, hold - .i;d elections at thetinn .and places pi t-rib*.d by law, and I hereby call the attention . • .. i people of the Cvmniouwcalth to the copy ol ;... hereto attached. .-» - t <;.- Ji under say hand as Governor, ai I I !.. a. j under Urn seal oi the Commonwi ilth, a 1 , I — > Richmond, this Ist day of March, IB6*>,aud in the eighty-ninth jear ot the < ommoawealth. WILLIAM .SMITH. By the Governor*: Qrvtmt W. M' sroßn, Secretary "t the Coma* >BWe d 1 - AN ACT TO AM UND AND RE-ENACT THE FIRST SECTION OF THE SEVENTH CHAP TEB OF Tin. CODE OF VIRGINIA [edition of 1*60), AN"l> TO DIRECT A STNOPaIB OF THE ELK. TION LAWS, TOLL BOOKS, k . TO BE PREPARED, PRINTED AND L>L LTYERED. Passed February U, 1865. 1. li- it enacted by the General Assemhty, That tiie fir: t section of < haptci .sewn of the Code • 4 »',. --ginia (edition of I860) be amended and re-enacUd so as to read as follows: "1. Elections shall be held in Urn several coun ties and corporations entitled to representation, and , elsewhere as provided by law, for the « ;■ tionol '. Delegates and such Senators as are required by >'.* to be elected in the room of those bkmniall* I • placed ('it the fourth Thursday in March, n year 1865, and on the same day in every • • i year thereafter; for the election of 0 v. m >r, Lk . v nant-Govern >i ;:nd Attorn* y-Geaeral on the fourth Thursday in March, in the year 1867, and on the same day in every fourth year thereafter; I r*.V ; election of Commissioner of the Board of Pubh Works, in each of the diatrieta laid off foi that pur posi, as follows: In the first district, on the fourth Thursday in March, in the year 1865, and so on tl ■ same day for each ("utweding district evei ye ira then after ; and for < noosing de tor ol r*r» * - dent aad Vi le-Presidi at of the Coi ;'■ ■■■• i■■ >■ ■■'• ■ on the tits? Wednesday in November, in theyem 1867, or h other day < engross may deb nun. , and every sixth year there after: Pr : " »>»*, that upon t ie order for ■ •pecial election of electon ofPn dd»-nt and Vi>'t'-i'r'-idi-!!* of the Conf derate Stab -, vi .■ i the requirements of the Cont'd'-rati.: Constitution' r . 1 iwsof Congress,the eh ction rtiall b ♦heldon'ht day sp. uti d by the < flii ci of the Confederate C >vern« ment who <• duty it is to order such electi n, ai I for the election of ftcpreicntatives in Congrei thefirst Wednesday ia November, in th .. v l»«V<, and on the.same d«y in every second v- i th -.- t t-r It shall be the duty of the Secretary Ii- Cemmonwealth to | repare a synopsis of the sen laws relating to elections, showing the duties and obligations of superintendents and other off) >• holding elections, accompanying thi ime uith forms of pell books, of oath ■of offlci ra, «n i of r< - turns of election. The asme ahsll be print 1 ■- tbe Public Printer, and a notice shall be pvei in the newspapers in the city of Riehmonsl, ! tinu that officers of elections may obtain coph >ther< by*appli< ation to the aaid Si i rotary. "**J. This act shall be in force from its passs , and contiaue m force only during Urn wmt." A oopy fit in the rolls—T« ta : WILLIAM L. GORDON, Ja , Clerk llfin-e of Delegates sad Keeper ol H • ■ All newspapers in tie- stat;* will co] y thr • tint • and send bills to Examiner office for -■ ttl- -. •■ ' ml)2-St W. F ti..-'-- IT* Ci V PTIA N OORN.—BONA FIDE li QUID PRO QUO.—Tha ahbacribei oft-rs to farmers throughout the ooantry the EGYPTIAN CORN, which, upon trial, waa found to ripen planted even the in-."*, of July. It >- • dim it 1. fiom its very proline qualities, to yield two hundred bushels pert acre, and weighs, by sea] in. • sixty-five pounds to the bushel ' l*bi • m ••• ■ dueedfrjm ome procured direct from Sir. J-.i •.*■ our Consular Agent, directly oa his returi Egypt. It aeeds no different culture from i I I varieties, an lia thi South two i rope ml in one year sa tbe a uue groaad. i; (-••' , "* - - : - : form of a tree, and twenty-two ears bar - * upon one stalk, and will average from fire to■ fif t«e!i. For doaasstic rue ft ia rraparaUel I. v proursdandrm>r*itybolt«iitise<iual,in fineness, to wb*ut*n fiour, A-. a forogs i :• sowing in drills or broadcast, for early 1 - ' Is n<> kind of com so well adapted to iuU aad Bono that a*Ul yield half the valao ia talli ■ corn. it c tn be lucoeßefully grown la any State. lean give taamo&t satisfactory referen the corn it, in every iBSBBCt. **.-■•-; 1111< pre*eßtit to I and further, lam the only person Uu •■•..' ■'•' country who has Ihie variety of corn. Harm." * cared a Quantity, I am Dovabk to til all ardsrsl - thesadesirous ol brsttagit. To any parson who will Inclose, in ■ letter, i i*j DOLT-Asa hi atampa or ourreni y, direct Ito i ■•• ■ wnl srnd, postage aaid. sufficient oorn topi enough to plant, the sutasssrag yaar, from tweatv thirty acres. AU-, dix. ctions fa* piau|iag BB I vation. „ 1 nm Any passe*) who will get up a uut> M awßwlu p ceive ■ package gi utis. . Give your tail name, i-aa caVo, eoaaty **» Slate, written plain, so that BO BW BVJV '"••- u: ' Addresa I KAN X K. O. LIN DSKI. Bavaa*a Nasi teat offl e« Washington county, Vusi-- : *• EovrriAN Cohn.-F. K. o. Isaaavyha -****» ' usaeirot hi- asr**f***Oßra, BSBsaraXire klvetl.- • iaOßw-SBfor. Taoaßslrsßia bbM graia. A who nuasd aome al It last j caff rata* a* * • oate staUag that she aas eucne that h»-i ■■ - plowed-it was town broudos-sWtha! ; ~ M* •*' Üblvv ears to th.-stalk. -Ahingden .- **. •"•;*"; mh a - '*___ Pf HI AOMTT FOR 11 • ■ N l; ■' '! I esttatf wilt diitributo a assail niaoUt> *>« dUTTON CLOTH at the Oouuty Or*s***as*i*» *■ FRIDAY, th* .VI of March, hetwwn M>e »:oui ->■' ' mid 2 o'clock, to thou* entitled, who h«\ * act &*«*■ tofvrs rseeived thuir abares. ■ . mh 8. MosVaJi A«*eat.