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VOL. 29?NO. 161. RICHMOND. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1866. PRICE, TWO CENTS.
TIIK DISPATCH. BY OOWARDIN A ELLYBOM. The DAILY DISPATCH 1( delivered to nnbutri honAt l?c jerweek, payable tothe carrier weekly. Matted at t* per annum; *3. So for six months: 75?. i pt month for a shorter peilol. The SMI-WKKKI.Y DISPATCH at $4 per an T.nin. or f2 50 foi six months. The WEEKLY DISPATCH at f? per annum. COAL AND WOOD. l>KMRKRTON CREW, dealer* in j I t <v\L AND WOOD, office Seventeenth street. ? u, .m0*r> and Dock He*t RED and WHITE >vM WTHrtAOlTK COAL, for grate*. stoves, and n.irv me; CLOVER HILL LUMP and AVE I | (QOA1 : OAK and PUIS WOOD, nh M?is 4 n rHRACITE COAL ! \ ANTHRACITE COAL'' BEST mCaUTY. CONSTANTLY ON HAND, v K ivUXPKY. y ACTDRY, and FAMILY U&E . r hv SAMUEL P. HAWKS A SON, * f Kand Dock streets, north aide of tfia p| *Ue our old stand jmh3??w* J. WHITE. DEALER IX AN |\. THUACITK AND BITUMINOUS COAL, con ci.mv recommend* the PHCKNIX RED ASH <VAl. as superior for cooking and warming. Try ? i'.mI k.'pt dry under cover. Office at 8 It. ovrsnsA Son, Ne. 3? Main street. Yard, south . d?> the dock orders left at Wagner'a drug atore, c rner Sixth and Broad, promptly attended to. de t* VKW (T>AL AND WOOD YARD, :> ? or NEK OF SEVENTH AND CANAl! n IK KITS -ANTHRACITE and MIDLOTHIAN ( <?AL and WOOD for sale by BLOOD k PENDLETON. X H-Order* promptly tilled. da 11?U HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES. O KANUK IIOUSK, AT OKANGE.AXD ALEXANDRIA RAILROAD DEPOT, LYNCHBURG, VA. HOUSTON KUCKKR, Pkopkiktor. j- , celebrated Hotel having been KEFUR ' fis KD and REFITTED IN SUPERB STYLE I ?' . .I'KKIoK act onrnxKlationa to the travelling ; Travellers going north and south will flna i , . . re.tdv upon the arrival of traina, and autti ; .n. "allowed. The proprietor pledges him . :ii.t! if> well-known tirat-class reputation shall in.? be surpassed in the Union. fe 19 t* 1 iyoARDING.?Mrs. DUVALL, Main,! || it. tween Sixth and Seventh street*, has some v^rv r<'i;:b rtHbIe unoccupied rooms for boarder* ' . i on few more DAY BOARDERS. L> 1.1-1* jv)ARDING.?Miss H1DG00D, south 11 - M '.in street, second door above Seventh, tan take a lew more BOARDERS, with or without Palling. de 30?t* PROFESSIONAL CARDS. I iKS. F. \\\ HANCOCK & J. G I I * * ABELI. have moved their office from the I ..a: : II..use to THIRTEENTH STREET, OVER ! M. i.-. W'OODIIOUSE \ PARHAM'S 'BOOK *T?'KF. NEAR MAIN. Dk. HANCOCK still r? rain* an office at liis residence, on MAIN STREET, I Hi; I WEEN THIRD AND FOURTH STREETS. inh 12?eodSw nit. J. KD. DOETSII. SPECIALIST. OFFICE and CONSULTATION ROOMS j CORNER EIGHTH AND MAIN STREETS, ABOVE THE SPOTSWOOM HOTEL. Successful treatiie-ut of all DISEASES OF THE .KMTo-URINARY ORGANS in both sexes. Dr. i> . from hi* Ion# experience in European hospitals, - .nabled to treat with great success all diseases : the Bladder, Kidneys, Synhillis, Seminal Weak >? *?. and diseases ot the skin in general. Also, t . ,n-. a-.'K peculiar to women, office hour* from ? A. M to . P. M. Consultation in English and <o itnan. Post-office address, Box K'5, Richmond, Ya. fe 17?3m I\R. R. T. COLEMAN I " has removed HIS OFFICE AM) RESIDENCE TO LINDEN KOW, FkA.VKI IN KTREET, third door above Second, ja 15?3m 'THOMAS J. EVANS, ATTORNEY 1 at LAW AM) COMMISSIONER IN CHANCE KV. t-ractices in the Courts of the City of Rich iix'inl and the County of Henrico. Office on Frank lin, s?<*c"inl door from Sixth street. ja 12??? DENTISTRY. OH. GKORGE R. STEEL, DENTAL SURGEON, office on Main, between Seventh ??. ! Eighth street*. Kichinoud, Va. A KTI FJCIAf, TEETH inserted upon GOLD, SIL VEE, PLAT1NA, and VULCANITE. Natural ones LXiiLO TKP. FILLED, and REGULATED Frai tur- H the Maxillary Dimes, Cleft Palate, and all <1 - 1- ?<>t the mwutli, attended to promptly and in th ? iijn-t careful and thorough manner, de 11??m 'TDK Til EXTRACTED WITHOUT | 1 PAIN.?G. W. JONES, Dkntai. SI'Koko.n, .r ?e-unt'o t<? .11 having teeth (t? be extracted that. ,t" r much difficulty and expense, he has secured nec.ssary APPAHATPS FOR MAKING THE ; NlTlioPS nXYDK G.\s,'' now so universally .tut successfully used at the North, where, in many thousand cases, i n extracting teeth and other - !i? 1 J operations, there was POSITIVELY NO PAIN t'> the patient; and as it is ENTIRELY IIAK.MI.KSS there is, therefore, NO POSSIBLE DANGER IN ITS USE. To tl^e medical profession < t this city he otters his services when, in surgical i ?>. an amesthetic may bo needed. All other operations appertaining to his profession gently and thoroughly performed. <? lie- on Main street, corner of Sixth, opposite Arlington House. fe Is?ain I \ENTAL NOTICE. 1 ) JOHN G. WATT, dentist, baring recovered his health, lias resumed the pro-tic.- of Dentidtry in Richmond, and respect fully offers his services to his old friends anil pa t:- Ms, aiul all others who may need them. "ffic and residence SOUTH SIDE OF GRACE STREET. BETWEEN SEVENTH AND EIGHTH, de 2s?Cm* I) R. JOHN MAHONY, ? SURGEON DENTIST, (for many rears associated with Dr. John G. Wayt.) wduhl respectfully inform his old patrons, aii 1 all others who may need his services, that in coiis.-ouence of the destruction of his office by the great fire, be has opened an office at his residence, i ti Fourth street/between Broad and Marshall, wnere he can be found at all hours. Artificial Fe^fii inserted on gold, silver and vulcanite. The highest price paid for old UoldMMate. de 27?8m LUMBER. ) AG L A NT) tfc CO., LUMBER .\ DEALERS, Fifteenth fteekt, offer for sale 3oo,eoe feet t, H, 14, and 2 inch PINE, part of it sea soned ; j'i.ooo feet 1, 14, and 2 inch N. S. WHITE PINE ; 5",00o No. i HEART CYPRESS SHINGLES, .. ... ........ *?r. i. i i? i rt if nrn ... ? L * i'KKSS SHINGLES, OAK LUMBER' I Posts WM1TF P1^1?A.8VH,}tA 1LS- CEDAli 1 ?D'ISTS and m [\ti vc iJ. t ? dressed ; lloltviK ' k.'j?i LING, 1.fto30 feet long; HUBS 1, A ' SvbJ'S' a"d FELLOES, for wagons III LI'T'iilW ":\L ?r W0ol> l-OIT. 4,1 i-Tin. ' r!^ SUoH i ?rt IM>tice on favorable fmh 0-2,,,] RAGLAND & CO. MERCER it WOODWARD, LUM . BER AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, have on hand and for sale a largn lot of LUMBER, green and seasoned ; SAWED LATHS, PINK and CYPRESS SHINGLES. URGINIA and ROCKLAND LIME, CEMENT. Ac. : ! BLINDS and DOORS, all sires. W:ii give particular attention to orders lor BILL I.MBEB, Pine or Oak. S'orage room for Lime, Hay, Ac. ''Jfit,.- corner of Ninth and Byrd streets, i atd on Ninth, between Byrd and Arch streets. f?- 22?th ILANTKRS' NATIONAL RANK, OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, 1(500,000. S. C. ROBINSON. President. J. M. GODDIN, Cashier. DIKKCTOKH r S c. ROBINSON. W. Y D*FORD. 1) VON 0 RON J NO, WILLIAM W. CRUMP. ALFRED MOSES, WILLIAM 8. DONNAN J. B. DI'PUY. L. 11. FRAY8ER, J A. BELVI3?, N M."WILSON,' GEORGE S. PALMER, JOSEPH ROSEN'BAUM, *C. E. WHITLOCK. Teba?iT?ht Department,) OttlCk Of COMPTROLLER OK tHK CPEEMCT, > Wakiiikutoe, January l&th, 1M6. j Whereas, by satisfactory evidence presented to the undersigned, it has been made to appear that 'TI1E PLANTERS' NATIONAL BANK OF RICHMOND," in the city of Richmond, in the county of Henrico, and State of Virginia, has been duly organised under, and according to. the requirements of the act bf Congress entitled an act to provide a Natf onal Currency, se fired by a pfedge""ot_UnHe]j States bonds, and o provide for the circulation and redemption hereof," approved June 3d,, 1*04, and has coin died with all the provisions pf said act required A) be coiniiliu.l will. i.it.iiuni.tii<ii>u iIih huai -- mi aiiiuu proviMO|is V1 saiu " be complied with before commencing the bust lies* of ban king under said adt! ? . Now, therefore, 1 Freeman qMurke,Comptroller of he Currency, do herebj he Currency, do hereby certify that "The Plan ers National Bank of Richmond," in the city of KUhmond, in the county of Henrico, and State of Virginia, i? authorised to coaiuieiice the busiuess # L ? f ?Hlliuntvu IV V i banking under the act afu.T Jo teatimany whereof witness my hand and aeal 'office this 15th day of JannAnr. It*. [Skal ] FREEMAN CLARKE, Comptroller. No. i.fM Treasury Department. jaU? 2m IUMILY BOLTED MEAL for mUo by J iAM william T. sura a 00/ 1)K DRY GOODS, SHOES, Ac. Y GOODS AT THE OLD PRICES. CALICOES AT TWELVE AND ONE-HALF CENTS-BEST QUALITY AT TWENTY FIVE CENTS. MAY,HELLER A BROTHERS have ju*t opened a full stock of SPRING GOODS, conaisting, In part, of BLEACHED and UNBLEACHED DOMESTICS, IRISH LINENS. DRESS GOODS, in great variety ; TICKINGS and STRIPES, NAPKINS, LINEN TOWELS, SHIRT BOSOMS, FURNITURE PRINTS, CURTAIN DAMASK, DRESS BUTTONS, RIBBONS, BELTS, INFANTS' WAISTS, SILK PARASOLS, HAIR NETS, IIAIR COILS, MUSQUITO NETS, GRANITINE VEILS, EMBROIDERIES and NEEDLEWORK, SPRING BALMORAL SKIRTS, Ac., Ac., Ac. KID GLOVES (beatquality,) CORSETS (beMt quality,) LADIES' and MISSES' COTTON HOSE, and many other plain and fancy articles. This entire stock was purchased during the recent decline at panic prices ; we are therefore enabled to otter the cheapen! goods in the city. Please call ?early and examine for yourselves. MAY, HELLER A BROTHERS, northwest corner Sixth and Broad streets, mh 15?lw THE RUSH CONTINUES. ? Crowds 1 throng the store of LEVY BROTHERR to pur chase their DRY GOODS. They are selling hand some Delaines at 30 cents; Linen seta of Collars and Cuffs at 33 cents ; beautiful Calicoes at 20 cents ; excellent Bleached Cotton at 20, 25, and 30 cents ; good Irish Linen at 5o cents; fine Shirt Bosoms at 5o cents ; very tine English Hose at 50 cents ; Linen Crash at 15 cents; Huckaback Toweling at 30 cents; all-wool White Flannel at 40 cents; hand some Worked Bands at from *1 to *5 ; Infants' Frock Waists at from 75 cents to $3; Coventry Frilling at a reduction of 23 per cent.; Frilling for Shirts, Tucked and Embroidered Skirting, Linen Cambric and Embroidered Handkerchiefs, and a large assortment of Dress Goods, at LEVY BROTHERS, mh 13 15 Main street. SPRING TRADE, imT HALL A HUTCHISON, Importers and Jobbers of NOTIONS, FANCY GOODS, and WHITE GOODS, (at the old stand of Thomas, Hughes A Caldwell,) No. 7 Pearl or Fourteenth street, between Main and Carv, Richmond, Va. We are prepared with a large and elegant stock of GOODS for the spring trade, and respectfully invite an examination by our friends and the trade generally. mh 5 4 T COST! AT COST!!?Wishing to J\. retire from businesH, I offer mv entire Htock of GENTS', LADIES', MISSES, AND CHILDREN S BOOTS AND SHOES AT PRIME COST. My stock having been bought of the manufacturers for cash, I am enabled to sell the CHEAPEST BOOTS AN1) SHOES in the city. Dealers and Country Merchants will please take notice, and avail themselves of the above rare chance of buying goods at manufacturers' prices. STRAUS, 1*3 Broad street, fe CI?1 m between Fifth and Sixth streets. THE remainder of my stock JL of TRUNKS. VALISES, and CARPET BAGS, I offer at New York cost. M. L. STRAUS, fe21?ts 1*5 Broad street. THE ATTENTION OF THE LADIES is called to iny large stock of DOMESTICS and SPRING CALICOES, &?*., just received at No. 173 Broad street, comer of Sixth street. GOOD BLEACHED COTTON, 25, 30 and 40 cents, being much below the New York price of three weeks ago. BROWN COTTONS, 25, 30, 35 cents; COTTON and LINEN SHEETINGS, SPRING CALICOES, TOWELS, TABLE DAMASK, and other housekeeping articles, to be sold ai greatly reduced prices. Call soon while BARGAINS ARE GOING. W. R. POLK, 173 Broad street. fe 7 TOHN C. PAGE, Jr., Dealer in Boots, 9J Shoes, Trunks, &c.. 217 Main street, three doors from corner of Ninth, Richmond, Va. de 11?ts M ASON tfc HAMLIN'S CABINET ORGANS. Fifty-two Gold and Silver Medals Awarded. Recognized by nearly all the most eminent musicians in the country as THE BEST INSTRUMENT OF THEIR CLASS IN THE WORLD. FOR SALE BY JOHN W. DA VIES & SONS, RICHMOND MUSICAL EXCHANGE, Main street, Near the Post-office. ? [mh 14?ts] 0RACKERS! CRACKERS ! ! FRESH ARRIVAL, DIRECT FROM THE BAKERY. SODA, LEMON, EGG, ARROW ROOT, GINGER SNAPS. ALL PACKED IN NICE BOXES of about TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS. Every family should have them. For sale by HARVEYS A WILLIAMS, Commercial Block. fe 24?lm GUNS and PISTOLS.?We invite the attention of the public to oar stock of DOUBLK-BAKKEL SHOT GUNS, BREACH-LOADING RIFLES, Smith and Weaaon'a celebrated BREACH-LOADING CARTRIDGE PISTOLS, COLT'S AND OTHER REVOLVERS, CARTRIDGES. POWDER AND SHOT, ELEY'S CAPS, SHOT BELTS AND POUCHES, POWDER FLASKS, Ac. Orders received for any kioi of SPORTING ARMS OB PISTOLS. . MITCHELL A TYLER, da 11?U 10ft Main afreet WINTER OATS, FOR SEED.?Six W hundred bu?h?le PENNSYLVANIA WIN TER OATS, lo arrive within a few day*, for aale by (fe I] WILLIAM TJKINd A CO^ I1IFTY BUSHELS PRIME NEW CROP CLOVER SEED for aale by gichnumd gisplclt. FRIDAY 16, 1866. The Fenian Excitement in Canada. The correspondent of the Herald, writing from Detroit under date of the 1:1th instant, says that intense excitement exists through out Upper Canada. "Troops are being hur "ried to the front continually; artillery " wagons are passing to and fro; earthworks "are being constructed on the line of the "frontiers at points considered as most vnl " nerable, and everything wears a military "aspect." On the American side of the river everything is quiet, and not an armed Fenian anywhere to be found. The Detroit Fenians have contributed four thousand stand of arms for the Irish in tlfls locality. It is asserted that "a number of Irishmen will "congregate at Windsor on St. Patrick's "night, and when Fenians on the American "side set oil'green rockets and fire minute " guns, they will throw themselves upon the "volunteers from the rear, while American " Fenians cross over and attack them in tho "front." The calling out of tho volunteers is said to have been caused by the anticipation of difficulties on St. Patrick's day. In Montreal, tho excitement is unabated. General Lindsay reviewed the militia and dispatched two thousand men to the frontier. The Canadian police are very active and vigi lant, and the whole military force is on the alert. The Toronto Globe has the following signifi cant paragraph : " Whether the Fenians put their necks in the noose that is ready for them oi*hot, it is highly desirable that the practical working of our provincial system of defence should be under stood by our people, and confidence inspired as to the efficiency and promptitude of its opera tion in any emergency.'' On the other side, the Montreal National Union "says: It is true that the Irish patriots are " meeting at the present time in this city and "staying at the houses of their friends who " live in Montreal, and will strike a great blow "on St. Patrick's day, the 17th instant. If it " should thus fallout, the 17th instant will be a "great date in the annals of Canada." Also that they do not doubt that the Irish men in revolt will soon be recognised as belli gerents by the American Government. " And "France, which recognized the South as bel "ligerent, can she logically refuse the same "favor to Ireland in arms? The sympathies "of the world are with Ireland, as they were " with Poland. And as there is nothing "impossible in these days.it would not be "surprising to see Russia and the United "States pluck Ireland from England, and put " the Emerald Isle in the casket of indepen " dont nations." KEXIA.XIHM IX CHICAflO. At a mass meeting held on the 10th instant, a regiment was organized, which will be armed with the Henry rifle. Only thirty recruits were obtained before the meeting adjourned. European News. The details have now been received of the European advices to. the 1st instant by the Hibernian, ;m abstrac t of which has already appeared in our telegraphic column. "We give \resame of the most important intelligence. ENULAND AND IRELAND. Incitement in relation to the Fenian move ment still continued. Five Irish-Americans liad been arrested in Dublin, and additional troops were to be sent to Ireland. The Paris correspondent of the Times states that the Peruvian frigate Indepeiulencia was it B rest, and would sail so soon as she had finished coaling. The English Government had seized two more vessels in the East India docks, fitting mtfor the Chilian Government. The course of the London Tim>s in circu ating authoritatively the rumor in relation to the resignation of Lord Russell has been se verely criticised, particularly by the Globe and Daily Xeios, the latter of which states that the Russell Ministry is growing stronger daily. The Otcl, however, says that if Russell 'fail to :arry the Reform Rill, which is announced for March 12th, he intends before long to retire. FRANCE. In the Corps Legislatif, the withdrawal of .he extradition treaty with England had been tnder discussion. M. Jcles Favre, the leader >f the opposition, censured the withdrawal, md suspected that it was caused by political motives. This was denied by M. Rocher, Minister ot State, who defended the action of the Government. THE DC< HIES. Rumors prevail of the Attstro-Prussian iisagreements relative to the Duchies, and a special envoy was to be sent by each Power to :onfer with the other upon the questions in iispute. THE PRINCIPALITIES. Turkey is said to havecalled for a conference to inquire into the circumstances attending the abdication of Couza. It is stated that the conference will be held at Paris. The Emancipados in Cuba. From the special Havana correspondence of ie lltrald, dated the 9th instant, we learn nit the " authorities have given notice that all the ' emaucipados ' are to be delivered up, without fail, within a fortnight. Some of the hirers, having paid the quarterlies in ad vance, are afraid that the money will not be returned. It is rumored that these negroes are all to be sent back to Africa, probably to Fernando Po; if to the latter, they may possibly be drilled into military service, as the English have done in Belize and else where." The action of the Spanish Government in lis matter is one that might be most agree bly followed in this country. We have a reat many " emancipados " here who might s shipped, with entire compatibility with the ublic interest, to the same destinations, hey are those who will not work, and who o nothing but produce trouble. They are of ouse where they are, and in a new clime, nd under a hotter suu, they might do better, ud all become in time "happy," like >AHuMKl THE GREAT. The Sen Isluud Laud*. The papers aruhhnost all publishing a state eut directly the reverse of the truth in re ird to the orders recently issued in South irolina relative to the lauds granted for tree years to the freedmeu by General Siier ij?. The order is that the owners tnay have tfjeMt'ouJithe title to stand as it is) where they ake with the freedmeu contracts, approved f the Freedmen's Bureau, to remain as la sers. If the freedinen refuse to make such ?ntracts, they will be dispossessed. If tht^ jvners so refuse, the freedmeu will remain in ^session. "he Baltimore aud Ohio Railroad Company i reduced the freight on coal, straw, and f. Hay is consequently expected to decline price in Baltimore. lx citizens of Melrose, Mass., who were ?d three hundred dollars each for tarring i feathering a man who rejoiced al Presi lt Lincoln's death, have been pardoned by t Executive Council of the State, LOCAL MATTERS. Meetixo op tiie Citt Couxcii-.?An ad journed meeting of the City Council was held at the City Hall yesterday afternoon. Pre - sent : Messrs. Glazebrook, (presiding,)Stokes, Olopton, Burr, Griffin, Crutchfleld, Epps, Scott, Richardson, and Smith. Mr. Scott stated that the meeting had been called upon his motion, in order to consider estimates and plans for the building to be erected for an engine-honse on Broad street. STREETS. Mr. Crutchfleld, from the Committee on Streets, presented a report authorizing the Richmond and Danville railroad in regard to the location of an alley nenr the Danville de pot. (See article under the head of " City Im provement.*') OAS. Mr. Clopton, from the Committee on Gas, presented a report from Ambrose J. White, an expert, who was employed by the Council to examine into the City Gas Works. The report was in such a shape as could hardly be understood : in consequence of which the report was recommitted. The following is a copy of the report: "A". A. J. (loptnn, Cttnirincai Cki8 Committee: 44 Dear Sir,?In obedience to your request I have made a thorough investigation of the condition of your works, with a view to ascer tain the following important information, due alike to the consumer as to those that invest j their capital in the enterprise, namely: What is the quality and illuminating power of the gas distributed to the consumers? What is the quality of coal used ? At what pressure do you now serve your consumer ? How is your gene rating, purifying, condensing, and storage capacity compared with the prospective de mand ? First. Your illuminating power compares favorably with any gas made in the United States. It is due to your Superintendent, as alike to the consumer, to remark here that an seriformed fluid-like gas, possessing only half the density of air, seeks the highest point for its distribution, whatever its initial pressure may be at the datum. At every elevation he loses that control which is desirable to all engineers, and how to rely on the judgment of the consumers. Second. Your quality of coal is inferior, really below the standard; and, if I must be honest in the matter, I beg to say that I am surprised that your Superintendent can pro duce for you the character of gas that is before you consecutive days and nights. Third. Your pressure starts below any stan dard works. Fourth. You have sufficient generating ca pacity, but your purifying and condensing sur face requires to be doubled. Your storage room should be increased to two hundred thou sand feet. Amurose J. White. HAY. Mr. Stokes presented a petition from Messrs. West, Beardsley & Co., and others, on the sub ject of weighing bales of hay, which was re ferred to the Committee on Markets. STREETS. S"veral petitions were offered from citizens, asking the privilege of placing sign-boards and horse-racks on the side of streets, which were referred to the Committee on Streets. coroner's room. A communication from I>r. Little was read by the President, asking that a room in the old Gas Works be set apart for a coroner's room ; which was referred to the Committee on Police. II KA I. I II. Mr. Scott offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Renal cut, That the Committee on Health be instructed to inquire into the expediency of using some deodoriser and disinfectant in cleaning this city, and that that known as the American Deodoriser lie made a subject of special examination, and that the said Com mittee be instructed to report to the Council what.additional measures are necessary to provide for the health of the city. E.VUIXE-IIOrSE O.V BROAD STREET. Mr. Scott presented the plan and specifica tions for the proposed building on Broad street, to be used as an engine-house and otlice fur the Superintendent of the Water Works, and the following resolution, offered by him, was adopted after some discussion : Rtsobtfl, That the plan submitted by the City Engineer for the three-story building to be erected on the lot purchased by the city on Broad street, between Ninth and Tenth, be adopted, subject to such modification as the Committee on the Water Works and thp Fire Department may deem expedient, and that the said Committee be authorized to advertise for proposals for erecting said building, and report upon the same to the Council. City Improvements.?A meeting of theCora missioners of Streets was held yesterday morn ing near the Richmond and Danville railroad depot to consider a proposition of the Danville Railroad Company. The company anticipate that so soon as their railroad bridge across the river is completed, a large trade will flow into this city from the south, and they desire to erect a depot of far greater dimensions than that which was burned down in April last. In order to do this, they intend to purchase the lots above Mill alley for a distance of about two hundred and twenty-eight feet, and, that they may have all their property together, they desire to build over the present Mill alley and run a new street about two hundred feet nearer to Cary and parallel with it. The alley at present simply connects Virginia and Fourteenth streets, but in its new location it will communicate directly with an alley which runs from Fourteenth to Fifteenth. The old alley is thirty-five feet in width, and the Company proposed to open the new alley at a width of fifty feet, thirty-five feet to be the property of the city, and the remainder for the general purposes of tratlic. After hearing a full explanation of the proposed changes, and care fully considering the subject, a vote was taken, and the Committee determined nuanimously to agree to and recommend the proposition of the Danville Railroad Company. At a meeting of the City Council, held last evening, the permission asked by the Company was granted. Brn.nixa Find Association .?We learn Unit a movement is being made for the insti tution of a Building Fund Association for the county of Henrico, and perhaps including the city. The measure will greatly assist thoseof moderate means in the effort to secure them selves a good home, aud will begotten up with provisions similar to those which have hereto fore proved of so much advantage to the poor man. Concert ai Manchester.?The concert to be given in Manchester to-night will embrace some very cfroice selections of sacred music quintettes, anthems, solos, trios, quartettes, and choruses. A very skilful instrumental performer from the town will preside at the organ, and a few excellent amateur musicians from Richmond will unite with the pupils of Mr. Tatum's school. A large public attendance is desired and expected. Rooms for Rent on Grove Road.?Who Is the advertiser? We are overrun with appli cants, and shall be compelled to quit our office unless the owner coines to our relief. We could have rented a hundred rooms to these anxious inquirers. It shows what a notice in this paper can do. It makes us heartily wish we had a hundred houses, aud they were all advertised in the biKpitch. The advertiser , paid for his advertisement and failed to leave i hi# name. Gome, dear sir, to the rescue! Sctcini.?Early on yesterday morning, Dr. j Busk, of late a resident of this city, was fottnd in the privy attached to the store of W. j B. Phillips & Co., on the corner of Seventh and 1 Broad streets, in a state of insensibility. In , his pocket was found a partially filled bottle of solntion of morphia, from which, and from his condition, it was evident that he had j taken a dose with intent to kill himself. Medical aid was immediately called in, and despite every effort made to restore him to sensibility, he died in the course of an hour and a half. At 9 o'clock on Wednesday night, Dr. Bosk was with his friends in the saloon in the rear of Phillips it Co.'s store, and shortly after wards left them very suddenly. After that, nothing was heard of him until yesterday morning, when a little girl living at the house over Messrs. Phillips & Co.'s store went into the house and said that Dr. Bnsk was sitting in the privy foaming at the month. Dr. Little, the Coroner, arrived before the unfor tunate man died, and being satisfied that he had died by his own hand, held no inquest over the body. We have heard no cause stated for the snicide. Fatal Accident.?On yesterday afternoon, a little boy about five years old, the son of Mr. Isaac Sycle, fell out of the third-story window of his father's house, at the corner of Broad and Third streets, and was instantly killed?his brains being scattered over the pavement in every direction. HrsTixas Court?Thursday Morxixo.? Present : Recorder L. T. Chandler, Alder men J. J. Binford, C. E. Wortham, A. L. Ellett, W. W. Timberlake, and John M. Hig* gins. William Burch, alias Lightfoot, an indict ment for assaulting and obstructing a police man in discharge of his duty. A nolle prosequi is entered by the Attorney for the Common wealth by the advice of the Court. John Kelly, charged with receiving stolen tobacco screws, valued at two hundred dollars, knowing them to be stolen, in January last, was discharged. Mayor's Cotrt ?Mayor Saunders held his court yesterday at the usual hour (10 o'clock), and disposed of the following cases : Mary Conner? was charged with assaulting Mary Ingle. From the evidence, it was shown that Mary Conner? had enrsed Mary Ingle " to all intents and purposes," which cursing ended in a row, which, in its turn, ended in Mary Conners being brought before the Mayor, who, in his turn, ended the matter by send ing her to jail in default of security for her future good behavior. The case of Mordecai Chinault, charged with stealing a gold watch valued at seventy live dollars from Eugene Le Roy, was con tinued from Wednesday, and the witnesses examined. Mr. Le Roy, sworn.-About three years ago he bought a watch from Mr. Peters. At that time his business kept him up during the greater part of the night; and, when he did sleep, frequently members of his company ,the Public Guard) would take his watch from him, wake l.im, and tell him to be careful how he slept with the watch on his person, as stealing was a common thing at that time. In about three weeks after he had bought the watch he went to sleep one night, and when he awoke the watch was gone, lie had heard nothing of the watch until a few days sines, when ho heard that a gentleman named Moore had his watch, for which he had traded a mule with Chinault. He could not identify the watch, but he believed it to be his own. Mr. Peters testified as to his having sold Mr. Le Roy a watch, and swore that the watch found in Chinault's possession was the same sold by him to Mr. Le Roy in 1S63. Mr. Moore gave liis testimony, but nothing new was elicited, except that he bought the watch in question from Chinault shortly after the evacuation of Richmond. Mrs. Peters, after examining the watch, re cognized in the watch an indentation, and gave as her belief that it was tho same sold by Mr. Peters to Mr. Le Roy. Mr. Long, sworn.?Knew that Mr. Le Roy had his watcii stolen from him in ISM, and 1 that he had notified the company (Public Guard) that the theft had been committed. | Mr. Jones stated that he was present when 1 Le Roy came to see Mr. Moore about the I watch he had in his possession. Le Roy had said that his watch was a Tobias watch ; Mr. Moore said, "It's not a Tobias watch." Le ! Roy said, " Then it's not my watch." j Mr. Van Buren testified to the same facts as Mr. Jones. The Mayor thought that positive evidence : had been given that the watch found in the possession of Chinault was the one stolen from Le Roy. He would therefore send the party on for examination before the next term of the Hustings Court. In consideration, however, of the fact that Chinanlt's family were very poor and dependent upon him, his Honor consented to bail him in the sum of five hundred dollars. John McNair was charged with using dis respectful language towards a policeman and resisting his authority. It appeared that McNair bad a wagon running on the street, and had refused to show his license when isked for it by the police. The Mayor dis "h'irged him. Feyh & Montz, charged with selling lager beer on Sunday, were fined twenty dollars. Provost CorET.-In consequence of thecon inued Indisposition of Judge McEntee, the Provost Court was not in session yesterday. CoCNTT Cocht Of Henrico.?The Grand ury of the County Court of Henrico was en aged yesterday in the consideration of civil varrants. Affairs ix the CqrxtY.?Edward Hogan nd E. Rogers, and Ben and Delaware, two Mtroes, were arrowed yesterday by Captain :ole for forcibly taking a wagon and four .ule. from Harry N. Haley. They were eenl o Judge McEntee. Michael Gilligan, " a Fenian, four thouaan ailee from home." was arrested for attacking ,?d threatening to kill Tbomaa Gorman. ,1,ke seized Gorman by the throat, and was bout to demolish bim with a bowls kutfe^ )OUl IU ucuavaaw ? ? hen a brigade of " Fiunegans" arrived, and ?evented him from committing the rash act. e was examined before Justice Wade and >und over in the sum of three hundred dol ,rs to keep the peace. Upwards of twenty civil warrants were cammed before Justices Wade and Thomas ud disposed of. ___ Fraxk LtaiiE.-We have received from Mr. t. L. Smith, newsagent, Broad street, a copy f the last number of Frank Leslie's weekly, rlfti a well-executed portrait of General Lee s a frontispiece. We can never recommend ?rank Leslie or any such journal to our t-aders. We, however, recommend this one or the picture of General Lee, which alone is vorth the price of the paper. ??Ax Evieihu with the PoEts."?Mr, tangs'? entertaiument last night was attended >y a large and select audience* Want of ipaee precludes any further notice of it to-day. THE DI8PATCH? TERMS OF ADVERTISDIO: On* iqnar*, on* insertion On* *qa aw, if? rji Qn?Mtian*thrw iMjtttom |M On* JqnEM, si* insertion* JJj 0^.3?^,!*.!",!"*-"^ . J? Oae iq<ura? on# """J*' Un On* eqnaM, two % $$ On* Bn*w, three mooth* : ? - "a^^t.d Am?o*.?On Wednesday night on attempt vu made to barn down th* *t*M* attached to the hou*e of Vr. By*ad'!**** J*! Baptist College. The flame, were before they had made mach progres*, and th y wer* extinguished without difficulty. W traces bar* yet been found of the wonla-D* Incendiaries, who deserve prompt and *??*? pan isb meat. Ajjo-hsr Wsasiso.?Yesterday afternoon a negro boy, in attempting to get upon the cars on Broad street while they were in motion, fell upon the railroad track, and one of his legs was ran over and almost cut off by the wheel*. Accident to a Policeman.?Policeman J.C. Jones sprained his ankle severely on Wednes day evening while attempting to stop a run away horse near the Central depot. The Relief Committee.?A correspondent states that the Relief Committee is deluded into a departure occasionally from their own rule not to give assistance where there is one male in a family able to work. Relief, he says, has been given to some families having one or more able male members, and, again, re fused to families which had no possible means of subsistence, who have indeed male mem bers, but they are incapacitated hjf age and debility from labor. The same correspondent appeals in behalf of families having male members, who, although they have made every exertion to get employment, are unable to do so. Such families he no doubt represen ts truly as hard pressed for food. We are sure the community will make every effort to relieve all, but their limited means will not permit them to depart a great way from such rules as they are obliged to lay down. That they are occasionally deceived, is no doubt true. It was to be expected. Citizens should aid them when they can with proper information. New Esoimer and Cars for the Frsdi ricksrcro Railroad.?The Richmond, Frede ricksburg and Potomac Railroad Company have received two very fine locomotives, the .Vomit Vernon and Fr t. dcricknbvrg, which, in point of style, finish, power, and neat ness of appearance, will bear comparison with the engines upon any road north or south. The same Company have also two more new passenger cars, fitted up in the most approved manner, and so arranged as to be both warm in winter and easily ventilated in the summer months. Two commodious new baggage cars have also arrived. The Frede ricksburg Railroad Company have already made their line safe, expeditious, and com fortable, and it seems that they are deter mined not to stop while anything remains to be done in promoting the comfort and con venience of the travelling public. Sa-e of Real Estate.-A vacant lot on Main street, next to Zetelle's restaurant, twenty-eight and a half feet front, and one hundred and fifty-three feet deep, was sold yesterday by Messrs. Harrison, Goddin & Ap persoit at the rate of six hundred and eighty four dollars per foot. An tiox Sales To-DAV.-Messrs. A. T. Stokes & Co. will sell at 11, A. M., at their warehouse, corner Fifteenth andCary street*, a large assortment of1 groceries, including coffee, sugars, flour, jalt, and also a flue lot of sherry, port, and Madeira wine*. Messrs. Harrison, Goddin * Apperson Will sell, on the premises, at half-past 4, P. M , a desirable residence and vacant lot on college street., opposite ihe Medical College. Messrs. Grubbf & Williams will rent on the premises, at 4, P. M., the large brick factory and sweat-house in Rose alley, between Nine teenth and Twentieth streets and Main and Franklin streets. Thanks.?Our thanks are due to Mr. J. H. Morrison, National Express, for late PUP*'"* Also, to Mr. L. L. Smith, news dealer, 121 Broad street.^ <i Strcqoi.k" shall have a hearing to-mor row. MARINE INTELLIGENCE. MINIATURE ALMANAC?March 16, 1164. San rittes 6.06 I Moon rises, morn.... S.4S Sup wet* S.Sij High water I.tl PORT OF RICHMOND, March 16, lfM. ARRIVED. Steamer M. Martin, Haines, Norfolk, United States mail, merchandise and passengers, Hasklra k Bridgford. 8'eatner General S. Van Vliot, Jones, City Point, schooners in tow, A. Milispaugh k Co. Steamer State of Maryland, Travers, Baltimore, via City Point, merchandise and pasaengers, D. k W. Ourrie. Srhooner Martha, Joshv, Savannah, iron, Joseph R. Anderson; and merchandise, Briscoe k Stan ird. S? hooner Thomas Jefferson, |Cherrystone, oys ter'. Steamer E. Ludlow. Nelson, City Point, schooners in tow, Briscoe k Stanard. HAILED. S'.eaaier General S. Van Vliet. Jones, City Point, schooners in tow, A. Millxpaugh & Co. Schooner Althea, Matthews, New York, %ia Wilson's Landing, wood, Briscoe 4 Stanard. Schooner Caspar Heft. Shoe, Norfolk, in ballast. Schooner Typhoon, William*, New York, vfd D?"p Bottom, merchandise, A. Mlllspaugh k Co. Schooner C. Henry Kirk, Brown, down the river to load with wood for New York. MKMOKAHDrM. Steamer M. Martin report* a large Northern schooner bound up the river off Point of Shoals. SUNDRIES.?On consignment, 160 barrels CHOICE, EXTRA, And 8(JPER FINE FLOUR: 50 bushel* PR! MM VALLEY CLOVER 8EED, 60 bushel* PRIME VALLEY ORCHARD fl W A KM K V R n so boxes SUPERIOR MANUFACTURED Tobacco 2,ooo pounds SUPERIOR SMOKING TOBACCO, 20 bushels SUPERIOR FLAXSEED, Bacon, BUTTER, and LARD : DRIED APPLES and PEACHES, SOLE, HARNESS, and WAX UPPER Leather; FRRXCH CALF SKINS, SORGHUM MOLASSB8, he., for sale by R. R ROBERTS, Commission Merchant, Basin Bank and Cary, between Tenth and Eleventh streets, tab It?eodit* Te?"~BASKETS PIPER A GO'S. 1 HE1D81CK CHAMPAGNE, m 20 baskets Moet k Cnaudon's CHAMP AGUE, 6 quarter ca*ks Sue SHERRY WIRE, 10 cases PINE APPLE CHEE8E, 5 cases HOLLAND CHEESE. 2o case* farm DAIRY CHEESE. io cases TOMATOES, PEACHES, and FINE APPLES to cask* Barclay's LONDON PORTER, ? casks A Icon's EAST INDIA ALE, I casks Bass ALE, 6 cases quarter boxes 8ARDIKB8, 20 boxes Italian and American MACARONI, M bags old Government JAVA CQFPJl, l easee WORCESTERSHIRE 8AUCiP _ 16 casks Cross h B leek well's English PICKLES, for sale by FRENCH A UREJUHAW. rnlis?u rPKN BARRELS NEW CROP PORTO I kicosou.sfJk,^ca igh 6a.l6t ? Commsretal HI oca. \NE HUNDRED KEGS OLD DO \NJB HUNDRED BARRBIR Vti 9 01! " " mhp K hI TfllfflA 8UPERF mbsL*-vfi