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VOL. XXX. RICHMOND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19 186(5. NO. 141.
THE mSPATClT. BY CX)WARDIN 9c ELLYSON The 1) A1IA* I?ISPATCH ladellYrred tomb* ?crtber* at l?c./*r *?k, payable to the car rier weekly. Mailed at f6 per annum; IS.AO for six months; 75c. por month for a shorter ^Tt^ SKMI -WF.KKLY DISPATCH ?t *4 per annum, or *2 V> for *tx months. Xh" WKF.KIA* DISPATCH attSperannum. "flraciAiT]sr0Ti0E8. H9 II. H. MAI RY * CO., BANKERS AND BROKERS. hsrs removed their office to ths banklng-honsa recently occupied by ths FARMERS NATIONAL BANK, No. 1#14 M sin street, tr"t houss below the poet-oCt*. RICHMOND, Ya. [an Js? u] wr c LOT H I !VO AND ?E\TLF.MF.VS FURNISHING GOODS AT COST. I. GRBENTKF.K. No. *11 Broad (strkkt, wlnhlng toredr.ee hl? lsrge stork of FASHIONABLE CI.OTHl.NO A.\l> GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOO OS. HATS, Air., _r Ik selling them AT COST. For bargains In the very best quAllty of Goods csl 1 on I. GKKENTREK, 111 Broad street (old No. 117), between Eighth snd Ninth streets, [no t7? tljaj J. E. DOHKRTY, MERCHANT TAILOR, Maim eTAirr bktwkbjc Eiohtr aid Ni5TH, has opened, and si<ks Attention to his FALL And WINTER STOCK, for MEN'S WEAR. Cloths. C*s?lmere*, Y eatings, Beavers, Baslness Coatings, Whitneys, Meltons, Tricots, Petershams, snd Chinchillas, of the latest importation, and cer tainly as choice in qaality And style as I ever of fered. [oc 18_?m] J. 8. DOHERTY. ?fT JOHN c. SHAI KH A CO., MERCHANT TAILORS, No. l Exchange Building, Fourteenth street, RICHMOND. YA., would respectfully ask attention to their new sap* Ply ?f FALL AND WINTER GOODS, consisting of Cloths, Caselmeres, and Vestlngs of the latest Enropean Importations, and most Ap proved and fashionable s.yles. SHIRTS and COLLARS of the best make always on hand. se 12? 8m I HT WILDEK'S FAMOUS STOMACH BITTERS. See advertisement in another part of thin paper. For *ale at wholesale and retail by PUR'ELL, LADD & CO., Drngglsts, corner Main and Thirteenth streets, de 7_t* Richmond, Va. wr SHIPLEY, ROAME A CO., CLOTHIERS, COSXER For*TEESTH ASD FrANKU.V BTREETH, (opposite Exchange and Ballard Hotel#), RICHMOND, VA.. have Just receired another supply of FRESH GOODS (nice BEAVER OVERCOATS and BUSI NESS SUITS), which they are offering at Balti more prices. GOODS MADE TO ORDER AT THEIR BALTI MORE HOUSE AT SHORT NOTICE. A nice STOCK OF FURNISHING GOODS, all grades and style*, constantly on hand. Th*> public are invited to call and examine, de 6? ltn If LIVERPOOL AM O LONDON AMD OIA>UE I NSC R A MCE COMPANY. GOLD CAPITAL, OVER $16,000,000. # 15 vested 1* This Cocktrt, over *1, #00, 000. RESPONSIBILITY OF COMPANY UNDOUBTED. ALL LOBfiEB r ROMTTI.T PAID HERE WITHOCT DEDrCTIO* FUR INTEREST, A>D NOT. At! Id C0CAL WITH OTHER COJt PA.MEP, SIXTY AND JtlSBTT DAIS AFTER I'KOUF OF LOSB. " TTf great resources ?/ the Liverpool arvi L'>n " 'ion an (I Insurance Company, ami the. " high character 0/ its Directors, togtthtr with " rKR?o.\Ai. liability of its shareholders, entitle " it 1 in our opinion, to the highest confidence. ??J. R. JAFFRAY A SONS, ??STURGES, BENNETT & CO., ?? ALEX'R T. STEWART A CO., "C. W. A F. J. MOORE A CO., ?' D. APPLETON A CO., "CLAFPEN, M ELLIN A CO., ??DUNCAN, SHERMAN A CO., '? R. L. & A. STEWART, "HARPER A BROTHERS, "GRINNELL, MINTURN A CO., "BROWN BROTHERS A CO., "D. Hamilton wood." DAVENPORT A CO., General Agents of Virginia. Office orer National Exchange Bank, oe II? ts Richmond. UIMFORD S HAT STORE, 110S MAIM STREET, A FEW DOORS BELOW PEARL (OR ioURTFENTH) STREET, IN THE HOUSE KJfOWM A v THE "DIME HOTEL," AND NBXT DOOR TO ALLEN'S I1AT STORE? All the HATS In this establishment > re new and fresh (having been bought in the last few days) and of the latest ?tyle*. A good as*onmunt of WOOL HATS, suita ble for the country trade ; a splendid assortment of FANCY HATS, for young men and boys; BLACK SOFT HATS In gr??at variety. Also, CANES of the latest make, and UMBRELLAS. Captain WILLIAM H. MAXWELL, formerly of ?he canal packet line, is engaged in this house, and would be pleased to see his friends. no 14? lm* MT HEMRY COALTER CABELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Officii Orer the National Exchange Bank, octT- ts Richmond, Va. COMMISSION MERCHANTS Wll. IJ <> RRTTEK, DAVID B. CLAM, Richmond, Va. Richmond, Va. RKTTER it CLARK, COMMIS \J 8D-.V MERCHANTS snd SHIP BROKERS, rorn*r Washington and Wide- Water streets, NOR FOLK, Va. Conxianments and orders solicited for the above house. DAVID B. CLARK, Thirteenth street between Main and Cary. de 14 UKA BROOK'S WAREHOUSE. ? The l 7 inspector* at tbl? warehouse are prepared to r*ceir* all io<H>e tobacco sent to us or any commis sion merchant. Our ??!?? will commence at the w*r*lua,? ?t 9 o'clock every morning. Every facility will be given to all sending tobacco to this warehouse. SUEPPARD A JETER. no ii-im AL. SHEPHERD &~CO.f General ? r" mm lesion Merchants for the aula of TO BACCO, WH*AT, LUMBER. Ae. All boslneee en trusted to oar care will receive prompt attention. Mr A G. TALM AN, formerly with George W. Atkinson, and lat?> Talman A Harris, la associated wltt tu, and will be pleased to aerve his tdd frier do and the former patrons of the two late con cert office corner Eleventh and Canal streets. Jr ?? MILIS A RYANT. TOBACCO EX CH t Slit. RICHMOND, VA.. BROKERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS for the pnr fh*?? end sale of LEAF AND MANUFACTURED TOHACCOb Order* solicited. Liberal advances ins-le on co?siirrim?nts Refer to A P. Haxvit, Preside at National Bank of Virginia; Jamkh Tvohah, Jr., Fsq., Richmond, Va. ; Messrs rt. Mf-atma* A Co , New York ; Messrs. Jon* so* A Tho*j?soj? Boston. Mui |y 14? ts KE R O S E N K. ? Ten barrels just re ceived and for sal? at mauufRctar*rs' prices by faoMj K. K. VUVIL. I I '* AMU8EMENTR. VTBW THEATRE. DCPPULD A WALDROS." MANAGERS. Last night of the conjurors, EDWARD AND JBROMR LUBIN. THIS (Wednesday) BVBSIIIfO. New features In P I A B 0 L I 8 M , THE LIVING HEAD, A5D TBI LILLIPUTIAN FAMILY. ADIIMIOX P1FTT rixtt. Family Circlk ..thirty-five crsts. [dp TOHNNY REB AND WIFE AT THE BALL ROOM OF THE EXCHANGE HOTEL ON THIS EVENING AT h o'cloc* P. M. Tickets, fifty cents each at the Exchange lintel. Tho representatives of the press are Invited. Also, the pastors of the city churches. [de 19 ? It] T ECTURE.? Tho fourth LECTURE of 1 J the course before the Voang Men's Christian Association will be delivered by th? Rev. Dr. John A. Hroadas, President of Greenville Theological 8eminary. 8. THURSDAY EVENING next, loth Ins'ant, at 7J o'clock, inCentenary church, de 18 ? It J|ISTORI! RISTORI ! ! SALE OF TICKETS AND SECURED SEATS AT J. W. DA VIES SONS' MUSICAL EXCHANGE. MADAME RISTORI, THE GREATEST OF GREAT TRAGEDIENNES, WITH HER FULL DRAMATIC COMPANY OF THIRTY-FIVE PERSONS, trill give two performances at the RICHMOND THEATRE ox DECEMBER 24th A5I> 25th. p i. a t n : MARY STUART OF SCOTLAND. ELIZABETH OF ENGLAND. Owing to the enormous expense attending this engagement, the prices of admission are : FIVE DOLLARS for Dress Circle and Orchestra. TWO DOLLARS for Family Circle. ONE DOLLAR for Gallery. Tickets for the Family Circle, at TWO DOLLARS EACH, can he bought. Also, Libretto* of both plays for sale at Messrs. Da vies Sons', Johnson & ChamberUyne'a, and at the hotels. de 13- U T ADIES' SALE AND FESTIVAL AT THIRD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, corker Broad akd Twmtt-fiftb strrets, BENEFIT OF THE CIITRCH, commencing WEDNESDAY, lwt h December, at 7 P.M., and continuing through tho early part of Chiutmas. The room will be open daily at 12 M. REFRESHMENTS will be furnished at any time during the AFTERNOON and EVENING. A great number of USEFUL AND FANCY ARTICLES havo been provided with an especial view to fur nish an aasortment of ATTRACTIVE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS for persons of every age, and at prices ss reasonable as at anv store in the city. The as sortment will consist in part of FANCY ARTICLES. CAKES, CANDIES, FIREWORKS. FRUITS, T<?VS OF ALL SORTS, &c., Ac. SUPPER will be furnished EVERY DAY, and will consist of the BEST THE M ARK E'l A FFORDS. Every effort will be made to render the FaIR ROOM pleasant to all who may visit it, and a place Where innocent recreation may be combined with solid advantage to the be?t of causes. de 1*? 5t L ADIES' FAIR, IN THE S P 0 T S W 0 0 D BLOCK, FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. The ladies of tho Second Baptist church will open their FAIR TO-NIGHT (Monday), December 17, and continue it during the week, for the sal.* of a large variety of useful and faucy articles suitable for families and for CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Tim Confectionary and Refreshment tables will be supplied with the choicest delicacies of the sea son. The assortment of goods for holiday presents to children, such as TOYS, FIRE- WORKS, ILLUS TRATED BOOKS, &c., will be all that can bo de sired. The patronage of the public is solicited, with the assurance thai the prices of all the goods offered will be as low as they can be purchased in the city. ___ do 17? 6t j JpEAST, FAIR, AND panoramic exhibition CHR1STM < S WEEK. N1C-NACS, FANCY ARTICLES, and - TOYS of every description. The Sadies representing tbe several Methodist Sabbath schools of this city and vicinity respect fully announce a FEAST AND FAIR for the benefit of the Methodist Sunday School So ciety commencing THURSDAY, Dbckmukk 20, 1$B6, in the building on Main street between Twelfth and Thirteenth, next door to Julius Steenbock & Co. 'b dry (foods store, which has been kindly loaned by Messrs. Don nan & Co. They appeal to the public to patronize them by purchasing their CHRISTMAS PRESENTS at the fair. The ladies and the committee solicit voluntary contributions from all, which may be left with either of the undersigned, or any of the ladies. ASA SNYDER. President. CHARLES P. RADY, Secretary. THOMAS W. PEMBERTON, de 14? ts Chairman of Committee. \iew theatre. DOFFIELD Si WALDRON MANAGERS. Engagement for a short season only of the won derful Conjurors and Scientific Illusionists EDWARD AND JEROME LUBIN, * in their wonderful entertainment, DIABOLORIUM ; OR, NIGHTS IN DREAMLAND. THE WONDERFUL LIVING HEAD, FUN, THE LILLIPUTIAN FAMILY, (de ll_t?] TACKSON PARK.? This fashionable O resort is now open to the public The public can be supplied with MEALS at all times. The BAR is stocked. with choice LIQUORS WiNhS, and mGaks. The proprietor wilt take HORSES TO TRAIN ; also, COLTS TAKEN TO BE BROKEN TO HAR NESS AND SADDLE. Horses also taken at pas ture. JESSE A. MURPHY, dei? lm Proprietor. pROSPBCTUS, FORTHCOMING NEW VOLUME OF THIS RICHMOND CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. The first number of the new volume will be is sued the first week in January next. The paper ; will be enlarged with an entirely new face, and published on the following TERMS : For one year, invariably in advance |3 oo For six months, invariably in advance 2 00 To clubs of ten or more, a discount of 10 per cent. will be allowed. To ministers the paper will be furnished at (2 a year, and ten percent will be allowed on all mo neys collected and paid in by them. Now is the time to subscribe, as it will be very desirable to begin with the New Volume. Agents wanted in every section of the State, to whom a liberal premiaw will be allowed for their services. All persons desiring to act as agents will corre spond with the odltor. . , The Auvocatk will be a most nseful advertising medium for business men, on account of its con stantly increasing country circulation. The fol lowing low rates are offered : One square of eight lines space, first inser tion. , ?? Each succeeding insertion One square for 3 months ? ? 00 One square for 0 months <*> One square for 1 year 15 00 Obituaries or?r fifteen lines will be charged at the rate of 10 cenU per line. Count eight words to the line. . . ^ . For long advertisements special contracts will be Money sent by m?ll must be at the risk of those who send it. T)m< safest method is by a post-office order, made payable to the Editor, or ny a draft on ?ome bank or'reliable business inond. Addreae Ktv. W. W. BENNETT, Editor K. C. Advocate, Hlcluaoad, V a. <U 17? d k*w Richmond gisplch. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 1866. Auction Sales This Day . REONACLT k CO. will aell at 10 o'clock A. M. a aplendid a*?ortm?nt of furniture, ahoea, glaaa vraro, bedding, Ac. FAINK&CO will aell at 10 o'clock A. M a fr??h anpply of dr y gooda, boot*, ahoea, hat*, and clothing. LOCALMATTEKS. HUSTINGS Cot'RT ? J L'DGK LYONS TBESI DING ? Tuesday Morning. ? James John son, indicted for felony, was tried, con victed, and sentenced to the penitentiary for one year. John Wisely, negro, indicted for felony, was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to the penitentiary for one year. John Jones, negro, indicted for grand larceny, was arraigned, and pleading not guilty, was remanded to jail to await his trial, which will take place on Friday. NoU? jirosequis were entered in the cases of Samuel Jeter and Major Thomas, ne- ; groes, indicted for felony. Robert II. Ashby, negro, indicted for felony, was tried, found guilty, and sen tenced to the penitentiary for one year. Mayor's Court? Mayor Mayo trust- j niNu ? Tuesday Morning. ? Alas, for the poor reporters ; the Mayor's court, one among their last stand-bys, can no longer he depended upon ! Empty benches in ; the prisoner's box, a deserted bar, and a i vacant lobbvgreet them in the court-room each morning, and afford but little matter for their columns. Yesterday one solitary unfortunate only was brought up to answer for misconduct before his Honor. And : he, poor fellow, had only done wiiat many ; thousauds have done before, and continue I to do each day, especially as the Christmas season approaches. His name was Edward Howell, and at McGrain's saloon he drank his drink ; a foolish fellow, whose only care was not to drink too much, and to sleep at home ; for he had not drank long ! before the spirit moved himto do unseemly things, whereupon he was seized by the rude and unsparing hand of a policeman, > and given quarters at the lower station house. Hcpaid twodollars for his whistle, and gave surety that he would do better in future. Several parties were arraigned and fined for ordinance violations. At the close of! the court the members of the press and j bar met in solemn conclave, and being un able to devise any means for t he improve- j I ment of the criminal doeket of the Mayor's j Court before Christmas, adjourned until j to-day at 10 ?'clock. 1 'KITH OF A \ KNKRAHLK IjADY OXCK A Citizen of Richmond.? On Saturday last Mrs. Anna Thorpe Palmo died in New York, at the advanced age of upwards of seventy-five years. She was the widow of Ferdinand Pal mo, well known in Hew York as the proprietor of Palmo's Opera. Mr. Palmo was an Italian, and for some years carried on his business of confec tioner in this city, where lie married Mrs. Palmo, who, we believe, was a native of Hichmond. Palino's confectionary was two doors below the old Union Hotel, then the business part as well as the fashionable part of the city. The then large houses of Baldwin & Ives, William Smyth, and the Jameses, and others were in that part of the city. The Palmoslcft Richmond about the year 1822, and settled in New York, then not much larger than this eity is now. In business they were successful ? appearing to prosper along with the city ? until Mr. Palmo was among the very wealthy men of business of Gotham. His opera house was upon the site latterly occupied by Bur ton's Theatre. Here the Palmos were re spected as very good citizens. They never ceased to feel an interest in Richmond in their more prosperous days, and it was quite agreeable to both in their advanced age to recur to the recollections of their life here and talk about the city with any one hailing from it. The New York Herald, alluding to the death of Mrs. Palmo, re marks that 14 with bet death another link in the past history of New York is severed." Remarkable Failure op a Surgical Opkratiox. ? A few clays since a pet eoon of enormous size, belonging to a gentleman on Fifteenth street, was taken ill, and it was decided that a surgical operation should be performed on him. The ser vices of an eminent surgeon, backed by a formidable case of instruments and an as sistant in the shape of a strapping youth six feet high, were procured, and the un happy coon was brought forth. A couple of courageous newspaper reporters, in the most fearless manner, volunteered to look on. At the first dash the coon showed such terrific fight that both reporters bolted for the iron safe in the counting room. Only one succeeded in mounting this rock of refuge ; the retreat of the other being cut off by the infuriated animal. The forlorn Knight of the Pencil was rescued by the strapping assistant, who threw a heavy overcoat over the patient's head, and saved the reporter's lite? or legs, we do not know which. Additional, assist ance was called, but after the coon had whipped four men he was allowed to retire to his hole without further molestation. The loss on the part of the invaders was ? wounded, 4; killed, 0. The victorious coon only lost a little fur. The Butler Gap, as we anuounced yes terday, is shut up by the owner of the land. It is almost a pity. It should have re mained yet for a time ? at least while But ler lived ? as a type of his military achieve ments ? of his attacks upon the adverse lines ? of his breaches ! It was no manner of account to him, and could be no manner of account to us. The great general de stroyed a smart slip of very good land, and achieved positively nothing. It was only in berating poor prisoners that fell into his hands, and in scolding and slandering wo men, that he was Lravo ; only in appropri ating to his own use the property that bo longed to others that he was truly strate gic. His military glory is as dead as his big ditch. Yet the owner of the land will not undertake to fill up the immense breach of the intrepid Butler, and the passenger along the river may for at least a half-cen tury sec where Butler did his greatest deed. A Suxpat Paper.? Two experienced young journalits of this city are arranging to a start a Sunday paper, to be called the " Sunday Ledger," which will make iu> first appearance on the last Sunday in this month. It is to be carried on as a choice literary journal and live newspaper, giving the latest current, local, and telegraphic news up to 12 o'clock each Saturday night. The young men who will coaduet it have had some years experience in the different journals in this city, and being possessed of great energy and capacity, will furnish to our citizens a paper worthy of their support and patronage. Ladies' Meeting.? The ladies of the First Presbyterian church arc requested to meet for a specific purpose at the house of Mr. W. S. Koyster, 209 Clay street, be tween Second and Third, on Thursday 20th Uutant, at 1 o'clock, P. M, 1 Kistori. ? No one ran anticipate the de light of seeing for the first time the great tragedienne; its realization is one of those rapturous occasions that are impossible in foretaste, and we are not enthusiastic when we say a regret is equally an impossibility when one leaves the theatre after one of i her personations. We confess to a cold - new, an apathy, a vague insensibility to vivid impressions from the media of dra J matic representations; stolid gapers, we ! always fouud ourselves coldly and critically looking for faults or doling out praise as sparingly as if words of kindness were virgin gold and wo were mental misers hoarding them with heartless avarice. We have a high standard of art, a pure ideal, perhaps a dreamy configuration of some perfect conception, and so often has it been ofFended, so brutally has it been outraged, that it droops, "almost a>hamed to know itself," when there comes into its temple a de'votee to claim its recognition. "We shuddered when first? and it is only a few months since ? we found ourselves gazing i upon Kistori. We remember the thrill of pleasure that enveloped us in an atmos phere of thorough satisfaction when she entered as "Mary Stuart ;" how the frigid icicle of our critical acumen dissolved ; and as we followed the bursts of humiliation one after another crushing the woman of many sorrows, we felt how small and in significant a critic is in the presence of genius. We should much delight in following the great creation of Kistori iu this particular character, but this is not our present ob ject. This were a labor that con arnore we might follow through a longer space than we have at command, but it might lead some to attempt, what we pnmounco an impossibility, any thing like an antici pation of the greatness of Kistori. We contend that words are dull, stupid, and , drivelling, messengers when they assume such a mission, and they can no more con- j vcy the stupendous idea of Kistori into the \ mind than they could introduce meridian sunshine into the blackest hour of mid- i night, or life into the statue ot bronze or. the pallid marble of a corpse. Hence, we otter them in a more general tribute to the 1 great artist whose name, Adelaide Kistori, | stands high on the scroll of fame alone, perhaps, in one age, certainly in the living present. When you first hear her, you will feel an electric current passing through you thrilling with strange sensations. You may not catch in an untaught ear the pure, sweet, flowing Italian, all-charming melo dy ; but when the soul pours itself out, j when the great heart of Kistori bursts the j barriers of calm and subdued reserve, and : gushes into pathos, or roars into passion, | then you, too, will find yourself borne ; along by an irresistible stream, tossed upon j a milled sea, the plaything and very sport j of its madness. We have never seen such a complete enthusiasm of masses as follows the strong, passionate outbursts of l!i<tori, at least since the day of Kachel ; and when j we find ourselves breathing these names i together, we are lost in bewildering com parisons. We saw Kistori upon one occa sion when beside us there was a gentleman of rare endowments: ho drank in every word ; he fed upon each glance, and so in tense was his interest that he appeared lost to :t 11 surroundings ; he seemed completely exhausted at a point of climax, and had actually risen from his seat some distance, when he fell back uttering the one word " Immortal !"? the only comment we ever repeated with hearty amen, in spite of our selves. And it is thus we know hundreds in our city who will sec and commend Kis tori. We know many who feel they can not afford to go. Dispel the idea, and if you curtail your daily bread, see Kistori ; for, our word for it, we never shall look upon her like again. See Kistori, or, when you hear others recount the joys of the sight, feel as it were carved upon your heart the bitter word "Repentance!" Nick Thinos from a Fair. ? We acknow ledge with an obeisance, and with our hands upon our hearts, the receipt of a waiter of good things from the ladies of the Second Baptist fair yesterday. A neat little card, superscribed in delicate pen manship by some fair hand, told us from whom they came ; and as we read the word " compliments," and looked upon what accompanied them, we could not help wishing that all the compliments in the world were conveyed in half s-j sub stantial a form as these. Old Mr. " Sam uel " Weller's head we have always j hitherto thought was level on all points, but from this date we put him down as wrong when he advised his son ; " Sam uel, beware of tongue ven it comes from voman." The tongue that "came from | voman " to us appealed to our senses most forcibly; and Mr. Weller's warning will always hereafter be lost upon us. The ladies' present was well appreciated, as the empty plates, etc., we returned will doubtless attest. We have chosen a bad time to re turn our acknowledgements? j u.st as we have emptied the tray, and in the fullness of our feelings we are only able to utter a heartfelt but feeble, "God bless you, ladie^ I" The Second Baptist fair is still in operation in the Spotswood Hotel block, where the j ladies, through the week, would be glad to j see the public. Give them a call. A Verv Attractive Entertaixm ext. | The ladies of the Third Presbyterian j church, Church Hil!, open their sale and festival in the lecture-room, corner Broad 1 and Twenty-fifth streets, to-night at 7 i o'clock. The room is adorned with much .skill and taste, and all the arrangements, as well as the agreeable society of the place, are such as to render their fair-room exceedingly attractive and a pleasant place to visit. The ingenuity of our good ladies is now fairly exerted to make the pleasures of the season profitable to benevolent and religious schemes. We wish them all suc cess in drawing to the scenes of harmless recreation those who might bo induced to seek diversion in the places where the money spent for gratification yields no return but the reward of vice and lolly. Recovery of Stolen* Horses.? Some two weeks ago Mr. O. F. Bresee, living out on the Westham road, was robbed ot two fine horses. They were recovered on Mon day near Harrison's Landing, where the rogues had been attempting to sell them. We have been unable to learn whether or not any arrests have been made. Robbery.? On Monday night last the stable of Colonel James R. Cren:>havv, livingonthe Westham plankroad, about six miles west of the city, was broken into and robbed of a flue horse. No traces ol the animal or the rogue has as yet been found. Thk Industrial Association*, which was ' organized last winter on Church llill with a view to furnish needle-work to females, ha.s, we learn, proved successful. It pays fur the work done, sells it at such a price as more than covers the cost of material and manufacture, and thus constantly in. crease* its ability to do good. St. Jorlph's Orphan Astlcm Convert. Tickets for this concert are now ready for sale at the stores of Messrs. Davies' Sons, Johnson & Chamherlayne, John Dooley, Ptircell, Ladd Si "Co., and at this ollice. Parties can get them at any of these places in any number. Bcrgi.arv and Attempted Ixcexdiary. On Monday night, the same on which Co lonel Crenshaw's stable was robbed, the house of Mr. Bin. Green, Jr., who resides In the same neighborhood, was broken into and his desk rilied of many of his valuable papers. The thieves then went to work and set the house on fire in two places, by strewing the papers all over the floor, and lighting them. In the meantime, Mr. Green was aroused, and, seizing his pistol, rushed down stairs. He discovered the villians, and snapjwd his pistol at them five times, each barrel missing fire. In conscqticnce, the rogues escaped unhurt. The same pistol was tried yesterday, and not a barrel missed fire. Mr. Green's neighborhood seems to be infested with the vilest set of thieves about the city, and scarcely a week passes but that some rob bery or attempt at robbery takes place. Ladie's Sale an d Festival.? The ladies of the Third Presbyterian church will com mence a sale and festival to-night at 7 o'clock at the church, on the corner of Broad and Twenty-fifth streets, and will continue it during the early part of the Christmas holidays. A great many use ful and beautiful things have been accu mulated for the occasion. The list is 44 too numerous to mention the prices are "as low as can be had in the market the la dies are as graceful, kind, and obliging as possible ; the purposes of their turning salesmen are most commendable ; and ta king the whole matter, ladies included, there can be hardly a public proceeding more attractive. Should any unforeseen event deprive this writer of the pleasure of being present, it will most assuredly break his heart. Real Estate Sales. ? Messrs*. Pilkin- ? ton, Pulliatn ^ Co. sold on Monday the tract of land containing lifty-six acres, on the Charles City road, live miles below \ the city, together with a good two-story j dwelling, barn, and other out-houses, all belonging to the estate of Patrick Red ford, deceased, for $1,010. Messrs. Orubbs & Williams sold on yes terday two framed tenements on Elmwood street, in Sidney, the one nearest Rich mond for 8720, and the other for 8500. The houses contain each three rooms and a kitchen, and their lots measure 41 by 190 feet. Hex-house Rorijkry. ? The hen-house of Mr. Baker, living three miles below the city, was robbed on Saturday of seventeen chickens. Mr. Baker was awakened by the noise made by the thieves, and tired ' upon them. They made tracks down the' road, pursued by Mr. Baker, who though he did not catch them, recovered his chick- j ens. When he came home he inquired what had become of his dogs, and upon a search found them locked up in the kitchen with his cook, who had ? accidentally of course ? forgotten to turn them out when j she retired. TiieHtmaxe Association- of Uxrox axd Church Hills, which for several winters lias done so much for the needy, and which has a lasting monument of its j usefulness in the Industrial Association, to which it gave rise, has not yet be gun operations regularly for the winter. There is a demand for its labors, which I will be more pressing after the 1-t of Janu- 1 ary than it is at present. We hope soon to ' hear that this excellent society, with its j admirable system of visitation, has again I taken the field. Let it be remembered ! that the city gives no fuel beyond the cor porate limits, so that in this article alone there is great need of private assistance ! among the suburban poor. Tce axd Snow ox the Pavements. ? Parties have been arraigned before the Mayor lately, and fined for allowing water to flow over their sidewalks, and to re main there after frozen. As the winter] season is well upon us, it would bo well for those interested to take notice of this fact and have all ice and snow cleared from their sidewalks in front of and around their houses, or sprinkle it well with ashes. Unless it is done the Mayor has given no tice that he will fine all parties in future who do not respect the ordinance on this subject. Cheap Woon. ? Dr. Parker announces in another column that arrangements have been made to furnish wood to persons in straightened circumstance's at cost ? say, per half cord, delivered. This is so much below the market price at the yards that some might conclude the dealers were making enormous profits if we did not mention the fact that some of the railroad companies have agreed to transport wood for Dr. Parker much below the regular rates, in consideration of the benevolent object he has in view. The Ll'bix Brothers are giving their closing entertainments, ami we aro sorry that we cannot speak of their visit to our city as successful and worthy of them. Although their performances are of the first order, and far better than those of any other necromancers we have yet seen, their houses have not been half the size of those which usually greet the others. It is not too late, however, and for the few nights they have yet to remain, they should have the houses they deserve. Reinterment op a Confederate Sol dier. ? The remains of young Allen Mor ton, of this city, a son of our city cham berlain, reached the city yesterday, and were reinterred in his family lot at Holly wood. Young Morton was a member of the First Company of Howitzers, and was killed while gallantly fighting with his com pany at Gettysburg. Ice. ? Farmers and others in the vicinity have of late been busily engaged in gather ing ice, with which the ponds have been coated. We have heard of some being gathered as thick as three inches. A Sue Tioer ? Mary Murphy, Milesian Tartar, was arrested yesterday tor the hundredth time, for abusing and threaten ing Ellen Lyons. Mary is a Turk, and her tongue gets her into trouble every other day in the year. Parooxed. ? The Governor on yesterday pardoned Alexander Divnlop, negro, con victed in the Hustings Court of Richmond of felony and sentenced to the penitentiary for three years. Tfiaxks. ? To Mr. J. W. Turner, for the New York Ld'jer ; to Mr. J. O. Walker, for northern papers. MARINE INTELLIGENCE. MINIATUKE ALMANAC? Du e* be* 10. San rU*n 7.18 [ Moon *et? 4.11 Sun MU 4.43 1 High tid?, P. M . ... 1.14 PUKT OF KICHM<>5D, Dicbmhii* 14. ft HMD. Fteamer Albemarle, Bonrno, N?w York, mer cbaudme ami i>a?*>intfer8. W. Ayr** A Co. bt*am?r fetato of Maryland, Trtvera. Baltimore, merchaudW and pa???ugera, D. A W. Carrie. bteamer Jo tin h'ylveaier, 0 i IT? ?ril , Norfolk, mer tbandla* and paaaentfera, L. B. Tatum Brig (Bremen) Svava, Hentie, Tyuine, Austria, 140 hogsheada tobacco, K. W. DeVoea & Co. MKX0BA5I>A. 8ehooner Alexander Bin*," DIM. from Bo*tou for Richmond, put iuto lioliuea'a liolc oil Uim 14ih of December. UuHi.Krr'i' Lam-ix'!, December 1*. ? Sailed, achoonor Thotna* J. Tail, Cooper, Fork rirer, to load with gr.?in for Richmond. New Yokk, Member 14 ?The ah!p Dec'ar, from Hamburg, liaa arrived with 4&> | raneugora, J he Valley City, froia Richmond, Arrived. D INSURANCE. OMESTIC INSURANCE. THE INSURANCE AND SAVINGS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA, WITH AJC AXPLR CAPITAL AX D SClPtr?, ISSUES FIRE AND MARINB POLICIES AND PATS INTEREST 05 DEP08IT8. Principal office No. 1210 Main street, Richmond. D. J. HART800K, President. D. J. Bcrr, Secretary. B. C. W hkrrt, Jr., AssUtaat Secretary. de 11? Jm pURELY MUTUAL. KNICKERBOCKER LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. 0/fICE, No. 161 Broadwat. CASH ASSET8 81,500,000. % ERASTU8 LYMAN, President ; B. F. JOHNSON, Vice-President and Manager of Western Branch Office, Chicago ; JOHN A. NICHOLS, Manager of Southeastern Branch Office at Baltimore ; Colonel AARON WILBUR, Manager of South ern Branch Office, Savannah ; GEORGE F. SNIFFEN, Secretary. The official return# of the Insurance Commis sioner* of N*w York and Massachusetts place this Company among the leading life corporations of the country, ITS PERCENTAGE OF A8SET8 TO LIABILITIES BEING OREATER THAN TH08E OF MOST OTHER COMPANIE8. POLICIES Issued on all the Tarloua systoms at the usual rates, and the most liberal Inducements offered to members. DIVIDENDS PAYABLE IN CASH, or made re versionary, as the assured may elect. PREMIUM NOTES for a portion of the annual payment will be taken if desired. WHAT THE PRESS SAY8. " An eminently sound and reliable Life Corpo ration. The management are from among our best business men, and are noted for integrity and honorable dealiags. The Company offers the most liberal advantages to members."? yew York Ob server. " To a sound pecuniary basis it unites an intel ligent and careful control."? Evangelist. " None of our Life Companies are making better progress in well-doing."? Xational Quarterly Re vino. " We regard the Company as being under excel lent management, and in a sound financial condi tion." ? The Methodist. "Its annual statement exhibits a vigorous growth. It it a safe and reliable Company."? In dependent. "Shows first-class management and ability."? y, w York Commercial Advertiser. " A good Company beyond contingency."? Tri bune. "Sound, solvent, and affluent."? Wall Street Underwriter . "The Knickerbocker is in the front rank o( American Life Insurance Societies. We can-hearti ly commend the office as one worthy of implicit confidence."? Railroad Journal. The undersigned, general agents for the State of Virginia for the above excellent and popular Com pany, are prepared to receive application* for LIFE INSURANCE, on all the various systems, at the u?ual rates. They are also prepared to receive applications for agencies of the KN ICKERBOCKEK at all prom inent points in the State, and will place agencies in oooi) HAffDson very favorable terms. The KNICKERBOCKER has compiled with the deposit law of Virginia. THOMAS M. ALFRIEND A SON, General Insurance Agents, Richmond, Va. Dr. O. F. Ma>8o?, Medical Examiner, de I? ts rP 1 1 E MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. ACCUMULATION OVER SIXTEEN MILLIONS. The profits of this va?t accumulation, as well as the premium* received yearly, NOW OVER FOUR M I LLION 8 DOLL, A RS, are annually divided among policyholders. Average cash dividends for 1?65 and 1866, 8IXTT PER CENT. ? Average reversionary dividend, payable with the policy at death, ONE HUNDRED AND TWEN TY PER CENT.' Applications may be made to Archibald Boiling, J. B. Macmurdo, Dr. J. B. McCaw, Alfred Polo dexter, K. T. Reynolds, John M. Otty, E. B. Meade or John T. Goddln, with O. V . BRESEK, General Agent for Virginia. Office under R. H. Maury k Co., bankers* one do<~>r below the post-oltice. no 28? u QFFICE OF THE SOUTHERN GENERAL AGENCY OF THE SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK. Capital fl, ooo, coo Surplus 600,000 Annual income 1,000,000 This companr, having complied with the law of the State requiring a deposit by foreign insurant* companies with tno Treasurer, is prepared to issue policies? either FIRE, INLAND, or MARINE? on the mint favorable term*. Application can be made to James B. Macmurdo, Archibald Boiling, John M. Otey, E. B. Meade, or John T. Goddln, with 0. F. BRE8EE, General Agent, Main street, first door east of post-oflce. no M? ts rOHN H. MONTAGUE ^ (Late of tho Merchants Insurance Company of Richmond) INSURES PROPERTY OF ALL KINDS IK THE MOST RELIABLE COMPANIES. He also eifects MARINE INSURANCE AND LIFE INSURANCE. Otlice, No. til Main street, jost below the Spots wood Hotel. se 11? ts By AUTHORITY OF AN ACT OF the Oeneral A?*embljr of Virginia p&?a*d the 30th of M?rcb, incorporating th? RICH MOND and LYNCHBURG KAILKOAI) COMPANY, the andf ralxned Cnrniutaelonera will open book* (or subscription to the capital itock of Mid torn P*ny on TUESDAY the l?th October. 1M?, at the baukinx-housea of Mwri. Ho 11. Maory k Co., R. A Lancaster A Co., C. W. Pare all k Co., and William B. Isaacs k Co. TH0MA8 W. MoCANCI, HOOH W. FBT. ISAAC DAVENPORT, J ft., JAMES DDNLOr, J(*AKPU R ANDJU180N, JAMS8 LYONS. OC II W? IWiOiW. /MIINA, GLASS, AND HOU8 E-F U R \ J N ISH INU UOOD8.? W* are thla day receiving and opening LAKGK ADDITIONS to our preaent *tock of CHIN a and HOUSgFURNIBHlNO Ot'ODS, alien a* Plat* Wanner*, Coffee and Taa Urn*, Coffee Blgglna, Coffae Uruqaea, Kollad Me tal Coffee and Tea Pot* A I ao. Parlor Coal Vaaea and Coal Hud*? Terr hand*ome. Alao, FalHJY GOODS In great variety, aach aa beautiful Writing De*ka, Work Boxea, Backgam mon Board*, Vaaee, Aa. Call and a?e them at BRANCH A CUKKANT'8 China, Ulaae. and Honae-fnrnUhtn# at ore. de ? cornar Klgbth and Main. No. W. WHITE FUK~TKIMmInG just re ceived by POWHATAN WUB1QUL 00 MMs 111 Mala tUeel, bpoiawpttd bl*#?. 1'HE dispatch; One square, one insertion I 9 N One square, two insertion*... ....... I Ml One square, three insertions 1 70 One square, six Insertions \. ....... t Ot One square, twelve insertions f 09 One fqnare, one month I# 0# One square, two months IS Oft One square, three moa the 1* 09 OYSTER& XX O ! FOR BACK OYSTERS. T^fljpr NOTICE TO HOTELS, RESTAURAJTi, OISTI* DIALERS, AND THE PUBLIC. I have live thousand bushels of _ bedded in Back river. which I Intend to sell h? Richmond this season. Most of these are old plants, snd ere in excellent condition, for laror and size they are superior to any in tbe country. In order to hare a fresh snpply on hand at all tinea, I have leased a store-room, where I will itUpo?4 of the sam* at a moderate price, by the hn?bel or gallon. Five hundred bushels Just re ceived br the schooner Indiana. WILLIAM D. BISHOP. JTo 17M Deck between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets, de IS ? 1 w# GROCERIES, LIQUORS, ETO^_ f 16 F FEE/? Prime HI O, LAO U A Y RA, Vj and old GOVERNMENT JAVA COFFEE for sals by GORDON k CK!N<J*H, Fourteenth street, near Exchange Hotel. de U 1,000 RICE.? RANGOON RICE, in Nunc for sale by GORDON A ORINGAM. Fourteenth street, near Exchange Hotel, ^e 13 BARRELS FLOUR, h1 1 grade*. de ? A. T. STOKES _* CO. I7lVE BARRELS MARSHALL'S 1 SUPERIOR SH0ULDER8-to arrive, de < A. Y.JlTOKKS A CO._ FTve" B A R R fTl8 MARSHALL'S FAMILY STRIPS? to arrive, de 4 _ A Y. STOKES k CO. Five b a rr els Marshall's SUPERIOR FAMILY HAMS to arrive. de t A. Y STuaES * CO. ^nn BARRELS FICKEN A WIL JUI/LIAMS'S CBLEBRATED REFINED SU GARS in store for sale to dealers at the manefae* turers' price. PALMER, HARTSOOK k CO., de 4 Agents here, Fourteenth street. UCK WHEAT FLOUR, a choice ar ^ ticle, for sale by . ' no 18 WILLIAM T. KINO A CO. B S SUNDRIES. 10 hogaht*adn bright clear BACON SIDES, 6 bogheads bright SHOULDKRS, 5 tierces small-sue nnw Ha MS, 160 barrels Pl.OUU, sundry brands ; 60 barrel* SCO AK, sundry brands : 100 boxes SOAP, nearly every kind ; 145 sacks MARSHALL SALT, 10 tierces LEAF LARD. 75 boxes ADAMANTINE and TALLOW CAN DLES, 10 half-cbe*ts TEA, part prime ; JO barrels and half barrels OOLDEN SYRUP, 25 barrels fine old WHISKY RUM and U1N, 10 barrels common WHISKY, 50 dozen BROOMS si ,! BUCKETS, 75 barrels NORTH CAROLINA HERRINGS, 30 barrels tine SMOKING TOBACCO, In papers ; and nearly every oth?r article In the grocery line. WILLIAM B. KATCLIFFE, no 27? ts Hit Main street. xnn barrels RICHMOND " EXTRA" ?J" Rf and " SUPEKFIN E '' FLOUR, a portion direct from Chicago, on consignment for safe by PALMER, HARTSOOK k CO., no 27 Powrteenth street. "DURE JAMAICA RUM, i GENUINE FRENCH BRANDY, SHERRY, MADEIRA, and PORT WINBS, for sale by _no_20 STONE, Wi'.80N ROSTER. HOPS.? Crop of 1806, by the bale or half bale, for sale bv no 28 WILLIAM T. KING k CO. in HOGSHEADS PORTO RICO 8U 11/ GAR for sale by no2o-t? STONE, WILSON k FOSTER. ACON SIDES, extra clear, very tine; LARD, In bsrTnls and small packages; BUT TER, in kegs ; HOPS, In bales ; for "ale by oc # HA RVKY8 A WILLIAMS. B HOTELS AND BOARDINO-HOUSE8 T OUISA HOTEL. ? The undersigned 1 J would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally that ho has taken charge of and newly fitted op bis hotel property at Louise Conrt house, Virginia, and ts pr?p?r?d to accommodate all who may favor him with their patronage, and pledges himself to sp ire neither pains nor expense to render guests comfortable. J. M. BICKERS, Proprietor. Lor isa Couktbocsk, Va., December 14, de 17? lta? PLEASANT ROOMS, with BOARD, can be obtained at No 617 Main street, between hixth and Seventh. tie 1 ts I\ AY AND TRANSIENT !_/ BOARDING, By Mas. M. E MOTTLEY, CORNKK ThikI) AND FBAXKMX BTBRSTS, Richmond, Va. Also, several pleasant ROOMS, for families, no 2tJ? lm ASHLAND HOTEL. ? Having lea*e<l this celebrated property, the undersigned assures those who may favor nim with their pa tronage that they will have no causa to r egret It. The ease and frequency of access, spacious grounds, well- furnished notel and cottages, and abundantly-supplied table, render it attractive to all, and equal to any establishment in the State. Terms moderate. Regular boarders are provided with free tickets. Refreshments furnished balls and parties, an 2? ta F. WOLTZ. Proprietor. BUSINESS CARDS. TAMES A.BLAMIRE, agent for E.^ f" J. Power, successor 'o McPh ail A Power. Druggist* and Apothecaries, corner Twenty- mL sixth and Broad street*. Church Hill, has ju?t received a fln? assortim-nt of LA.MI'tt, dir>ict from the manufacturer, which he is selling low. At tention of the citizens of Church Hill Is called to them. GELATINE, SPICES, Ac , fresh TOILET GOODS for Christum* presents, very low. We deal with all upon the " square " de 1*? It Lli nneman, dyer AND SCOUR^ ? ER, Seventh street, between Broad and Oraee opposite the Theatre, Is prepared to do ail kinds of DYEING, CLEANING, and SCOURING In *11 its branches, at short notice. Give me a eall and ex ? amine for yourself. Agents wanted to solicit orders In the country and In every city of tbU State. Address box 74s, poet-otfee, Richmond, Va. jpJU- ta House and stgn painting. L. L. MONTAGUE & SON, TKMTM STKIXT, BXTWara MAIS AXD OAAT, will be plsased to receive orders from their friende and the publls generally for HOUSE, SIGN, AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTIBO IN a VERY STYLE. Good work guaranteed. Terras moderate. an s-u L. L. MONT A GO ? k SON. p H I L I) KEN'S CARRIAGE FAC VTOKf, CORNER CAHY AND FOURTH STREETS, RICHMOND.? The most beautlfal pat terns of CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES are maaa/ae tured, and will be sold at northern prices. A liberal discount to the trade. Orders from all parts of the country promptly filled. Address Jy n-ts WILLIAM FORBES, Proprietor. r?OACH REPOSITORY, ON^MJD Vy SEVENTH. BETWEEN CART ANDES?6, CANAL 8TREET8.? We have on band, of oar oWm manufacture, a large ?t*k of Carnages. Coaches, Bretts, Barouches. Doctors' P batons, Rockawars, Top and No-Top Buggies, Jersey and Express Wv gone. Single and Double Harness, Coach tad Bug gy Whips, Coach Material, As., and are preeaiMi to execute In a workmanlike manner repaue on Carriages, Baggies, Ac., and to build them to or der . Our Carnages being of our own nanaf aetere, we are enabled to sell al ike lowest prices and five the fullest guarantee of Quality and dorablllty. A sail from oar frler.ds and the publls reepeetfaUy solicited. rmy 1] JOHN J. OSBORN * Co ^NDERSON'8 PHOTOGRAPHIC ART P ALACI, No. 1JU Ma ix STBIET. Without olkrr announcement, tht public is r<? tactfully inviUd to vitit tM? establishment, awl ths propriety is c<>*t*nt to tUtoio his wort to ri commtn>i its*l/, well assured his PICTURES WILL SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. [de IT-ta) A PLOW FOR THE TIMES. THE WATT PLOW, PATENTED JOLT M*. Warranted to do far b?tt?r work. with ooa-foartk 1?M (wwnr: 1? doabla M ?lrong and aadarahlu. not oaa-t?tith m llabla to choha or clot, and will palrarlsa tti? toll and aor ?r up ?a*#i*T:on fu parlor to an/ euf-braca plow ?v?r j at oiada (all off which hara baan Inractad, funuad, hod fMhlonad by myself). I rafar to tha following farmer*, who ean teetlfy to Ita merits, via. : F. O. KuBo, WlllUai ?on. Oenerm^ W H. F. U?,(iwr|? B. it ? ltaa hmlth, Colonel J. M Crenshaw Albert M. Akin, D. 8. IMsher, John F Dlekei George Hooker, and othera, who art aetng H ?aan It operate. In ar?ry cdse whara it fa.? - aoma ap to tha warrantee. I will riMM the prtei paid at soon a a tha Plow ie deU*?r?d Into tha I tor of (Jeorge Watt ? ' o., at tbe old stana. UlOJtUB WATfj fiow-mahat, So. 14M Franklin street, mM to kiehavMut. Va. SPORTSMEN OF . THR Ff*LD.-?li lately from tha North enpp'r olUl'SS. PmOUfJkifCif, i?Kk PLAhKI, he., I Msaremy eartoaaraihfcf MS lltrfu'.Vl. bmni ??wl, ?*? 4?7_lm ?