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FRTDAT NOVEMBER 13, 1863. Gfnfral Grant's Pomct.? Notwith standing that nearly four months Trill pass before General Grant's inauguration, and notwithstanding his declaration in hi0 let ter of acceptance that he will have "no policv" to enforce against the will of the : people, the Washington newsmongers are constantly sending out sensation paragraphs purporting to give reliable information as to his purposes. The Inst we have seen (at the present writing we must add, for we know not how many others Trill come to hand to-dar.) arc in the Washington tele grams in the New York TTeraM of Wednes day. Thev are follows : " 1st. In the railroad car from fhicago the " other dav a gentleman said to Grant: " ' General. T hope when you are in office 41 you will let us have peaee in fact as well "as in name.' To this the General r.n " swered : 'You may he sure T will, fir. " I ehall make neopp, and a solid pe^ce, "which will satisfv all good men North, "Fouth,East, and Weft.' "2d. A brother of General Grant, who " lives in Chicago, is reported to have paid " a few days ago that Grant intends to en " force the reconstruction laws to the verv " letter, po far as that duty may he he " queathed him by the existing administra " tion. Perhaps by the time of his inau "guration the whole business of recon " struct ion will have heen disposed of: " hut if not, according to this fraternal an " thority, Grant ?will execute them strictly. " The reason alleged for this is that Grant "holds that 'the will of the people is tbe " law of the land,' and that in the election "just decided the peaple expressed their " will to have these reconstruction mea " sures enforced hy endorsing the measures " and platform of the Pepuhlican party. " From his natural modesty he does not "presume to think that it was his personal " pepularitv that impelled the people to " give the "Radical ticket a majority so de " cidcd, but rather that it was due to their " endorsement of Congress and its policy. " Fo says Grant's brother." We have no idea that General Grant has decided upon any "policy." He will await the developments of the future. l>oubtless he expects the reconstruction question to be disposed of before his acces sion to power by the admission of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas into the Union. .As to the rest, he will govern all the country as if it were a consolidated empire. State lines will be apt to go for nothing with him. We shall probably not be more troubled with military interference than Ohio or New York. Thk Alabama Claims. ? Those who sup pose that Mr. Reverdy Johnson* is to be humbugged in the mutter of the settlement of those chums do injustice to the states manship of Encland as well as to his ability as a diplomatist. The British Ministry know well enough that any treaty that may be made must be ratified by the Senate, an well ns approved by the "President. It -would avnil them nothing tQ have nn abortive one drawn up and signed. Besides, if the truth were known, it would be found that they are as anxious to settle the matter as Mr. Johnson can possibly be. They will do anything not positively dishonorable r.ither than go to war with the United States. They now know that Mr. Roebuck and Lord Palm i hston were right in desiring to recognize the indpendence of the Con federate Slates, and that England's " op portunity once neglected will never return." "We do not expect to see any serious opposi tion made in England to the settlement oi the Alabama claims upon whatever terms may be dictated by the United States Go vernment. We shall not extol Mr. Johnson H3 a bkillful diplomatist for or ou account o! any result that may be brought about. The power of this nation will govern the actions of the English Cabinet. The Rights of Bankrupts. ? Judge Erskine, of the United States District Court of Georgia, has just given it as his opinion that the homestead of a bankrupt cannot be sold after he has filed his petition in bankruptcy. In the case before^ Judge Erskixe this had been done by the United States marshal, who had sold at public auc tion the homestead of a person who had filed his petition in his court. Of course the Judge excludes homesteads worth more than the maximum value allowed by law to be retained in that shape. In publishing on Wednesday last a short communication from a friend, and answer ing in a few words the question submitted to us, we did not intend to signify that we were willing at so late a day to open out columns to a formal diBCussiou of the light of a State to secede from the Union. It would be as profitable to discuss the title ot the Stuarts to the throne of England. In our opinion, William and Mary, Ass, the Georgks, William IV., and Queen Victo ria, never had a legal or constitutional right to wear the crown. We may say the same at? to the subjugation of the southern States. It was done in violation of the Federal Con stitution, of the rights of the States, and of the inalienable rights of the people. Ye; the facts are that Victoria reigns over tin empire of Great Britain and the United States Government holds the late Confederal States in subjection ; and no argument can controvert the^e facts. As to the " right oi revolution," which another correspondent Bays is the remedy for wrongs, we hold it to be no right at all. It btundsto the right of accession as the right of a man to de fend himself from a would-be assassin doew to his right to call upon the officers of tin law for protection. Of course, every man has un indubitable "right" to preserve h:B own life ; but it were an insult to civiliza tion to remand one to this right as his sole resource against assassination. This is a mere law of nature. It would be, indeed, a return to a " state of nature " to remit a man to his own physical ability to defend himself from murderers, instead of afford ing him the protection of the law. The right of revolution is equally a mere law ol nature, and exists unavoidably. It is a mere necessity of the case ; and (to use the maxim in a new sense) necesMtas noii hdbei legem. It is no law-no right-accurately B^eakiug. It is u KO?>d old rale and s'rapld jilan, '1 but i hey i hall take who have the power Aud thvy bhall keep who can." It is the correlative of tho right to en elife men. It is in itfleuia total ag much as to say : " If you are the stronger, you "are the stronger; and if yon are, you " have rights. If not, you have no rights. " Your rights depend upon your ability to "defend them." In a word, it would he a cheat nnd a delu??on if any man were bo unwise as to regard it as a "right." At.t, Rionr. ? A YTrshincrton telegram in a New York paper pays that as it is known ? hat the TVmocrnto intend to introduce a bill for the restoration of the full privi leges of the Presidency to General Grant, it is thought that the Republicans will an ticipate them, anH that an act will be pnss [ ed nt the commencement of the December session, to take effect from the 4th of March next, -which will give the new President the full privileges of his office. The telegram ndds thr?t the officeholders will, of course, ^c in favor of the existing condition of affairs. P?nt as the " outs" are in a decided majority, nnd as most con | rrressmon would desire to conciliate the j rising power, in view of the immence num ber of offices to he filled, there is little j doubt that the not will go through Congress with a large vote. A Whiskey Ring in Richmond. The telegram in the Dispatch of yester day morning relative to the developments made by John H. Gilmkr, Esq., goinsr to prove the existence in Richmond of a " whiskey ring " modelled after the most approved nnd most successful of those in the northern cities, has doubtless led our readers to expect a fuller history of the affair in our issue of this morning. The Herald's account is seven columns in length. We have read, "as in duty bound," the whole erpo?6 ; and after having done so. we nre compelled to acknowledge that whilst there is abundant reason to suspect that certain parties here are defrauding the Government, yet there is in this mass of letters no proof that such is the fact. The Herald's introduction to the corre dence is more positive and pointed in it" statements thnn the correspondence itself seems to us to warrant. It sa}'s : " Tho pnpers she.w that Mr. Gilmer dis covered frauds in Richmond, an<l, on brintr inc them to the Secretary's notice, was em ployed by him to develop the proof, with the aid of a Government detective. This detective was to mislead Gilmer and get the investigation into a fosr and run it into the ground. Gilmer, however, detected him and exposed him. The Secretary plea santly calls it a ' disagreement ' between him and Gilmer. A General Hohnrt was then sent ; after which Rollins admits the evidence of the frauds, and asks Gilmer how to get at the ' proof.' ITis reply de monstrates that the proof already before him is as complete as it can be. They then try to pet rid of Gilmer by chaffing about his fees, a point which finally ends in de nying that he hail ever been retained as 'counsel.' But a seizure of one of the dis tilleries becomes unavoidable, and all htinds, therefore (but Gilmer), insist on re leasing it without adjudication. Hero, all in }:ot haste, a supervisor is appointor! ami pent down at once. Gilmer's letter to him (Laird) and his subsequent ac tion show what he was appointed for. One Weed, formerly an assistant district at torney, now come? in. Gilmer, after being for two months actiucr as retained counsel for the Government, is coolly informed that he cannot )>e employed unless he can tret the 4 recommenil.itinn ' of the officers of the Government (Weed, Lair J, "Rollins, &c.), aud, in short, is choked off. T^ut his solemn protest against releasing the seized pre mises being in the hands of other officials out of this precious ring, they are afraid to release ; but Gilmer being now out, they libel the case before a commissioner named G'hahoon (said to be of the ring), ?md it depends now upon District Attorney Beach, who resides at Alexandria ami is reported honest but irresolute, whether it is nor to be a sham. " Meanwhile, another branch of the business reaches a crisis. Mr. Binckley deriving, in connection with his New York operations, information from the archives of the Richmond officials, authorizes Mr. Gilmer to examine the bookp, &c. The Col lector refuses, under orders of his ' supe rior' (Rollins), &c. Gilmer reports to incklev, and liinckley reports to McCul loch. Mr. Gilmer has no copy of the lat ter's reply. It is known that he declined to interfere." In proof of the truth of these statements, the Herald submits the long chain of letters to which we have already alluded. First, a letter from Mr. Gilmkr to McCi'lloch, saying that the former was prepared to fur nish the names of two persons, who, if pro perly authorized and protected, could to the fullest exteut develop evidence, circum stances, and facts of a conclusive char acter as to the New York matters referred 10 in the latter's communication of the 11th instant, and recommending Henry Smith as a special detective for Virginia. AVe quote : 44 1 believe he would fill the office as well as any one you could procure, and I feci assured as faithfulljr. If thus ap pointed and required to report through me, as retained counsel for your de partment and assistant counsel for the 1 Government to cooperate with the Dis trict Attorney in all criminal prosecu tions, I believe I would reclaim and real ize several hundred thousand dollars lor the Government. I would need no other or higher authority than that us above indi cated, sanctioned by you and the Attorney General or the President. 44 The character of Smith stands unin jured by the insinuations of General Mul ford, as the papers on tile abundantly shovr. 1 fully vouch for his fidelity and capacity. 44 For my qualifications as a lawyer 1 re fer you to Chief Justice Chase. For my rirmnees of purpose and position as a man I refer you to the present Secretary of War, Hon. J. M. Schotiuld.'7 Next, comes a note from McCulloch stating that he has sent Mr. Richards to Richmond to investigate the frauds. Next, a letter from Gilmer to McCul loch saying that he does not like Hicii aKDs's mode of investigation : 44 He has certainly flushed thegnne, and does not seem eager in pursuit. The i'ruuds, peculations, and conspiracies here are in great number, and greater in amounts. 1 furnished Mr. Richards yes terday ample proofs, and offered to go with him myself. He declined to act, and lost the opportunity, 1 fear." Next, a letter from same to same, which expresses a better opinion of RicnAi?D3,and hints that it is time counsel fees were forth coming. Next, a lotter from same to same, re affirming the belief that Ricuakds had betrayed his trust, Richards having left for Washington after feigning sickness and declining to do as Mr. Gilmer had re quested. Next, a letter from same to Mr. Commis sioner Rollins charging Richards with being 44 utterly incompetent, absolutely un trustworthy," and 44 a spy." Next, a letter from same to Richards, written while the latter was in Richmond, oaLing liia attention to tho law, and in quiring how far its requirements had been complied with. Wc quote : "7 . Have the provisions of the nineteenth section been honestly complied with f Tf so, how, by whom, and in what particulars wore the dipcrepancies, to which your ppe cial Attention has been repeatedly called in my office, between the nmonnt of whiskey known to have boon produced and sold and that on which duties have been paid, ex plained ? particularly the forty barrel* pro duced by B'irns and delivered to William B. .Tonep & To., aq you have been alreadv informed, and ap to the twenty barrel* of whiskey produced nnd pold by A. Smith, and the numeroup violations of the law at the bonded warehouse on Fifteenth nnd Onrv, of P. A. Pavis'p, nnd the rectifying establishment of .Toyner, kept within twelve feet of Pnvis's warehoiw. with rear win dows opening in each building. " 8. Hive the requirements of the twen tieth section been complied with ? If so, how i? the anomalous fact, shown to have existed nt P.urns's distillery, as to the num ber of dflvs between the first commence ment of diptillinjr and the first return, ex plained ? In this discrepancy is involved the forty bnrrelq never accounted for. and rrh'ch werp delivered to William P. Jones & Co., who nre believed to be direct part ners in that distillery." "10. If the provisions of the twenty second section have been complied with, what explanation has or can be eiven, and by whom, of the fir"t working of Burma's distillerv this day two weeks, and its known results ?" " 13. You have been informed that * dis t'lled spirit* ' have b<?en 'removed' from distilleries .after 4 snnsettine ' and nut on York Biver railroad bv certain 'distillers,' in violation of the provisions of the thirty seventh section, and this repeatedlv. Have you examined into that particular, or do you propose to embrace it in your report ? " Wn<* your attention directed to, or did the collector or assessor, or either of them, in your presence, test the ' weights' used in the different d'ntilleries, and if so, were the requirement* of the fortieth section of the law complied with ?" Next, a letter from same to Richarps, asking to see him October 3d. Next, a note (October fith) from McCrr, T.ocn to Gilmer saying that General II. C. Hobart had been sent to Richmond, Gil mer's statements being irreconcilable with those of Richards, and that Hobart had not "the power of seizure." Next, a note (October 7th) from Git,mer to McCulloch averring that RirnARns had on the 30th of September stated that " he "was satisfied that frauds had been com "mitted which would justify eeizure," and declaring his readiness to act in concert with Hobart. Next, the following letter: "Richmond, October 12, 1868. "lion. Thigh Mc/'uUnch, Srcrctari/ of the Treasury of the United States: " General H. C. Hobart left for Washing ton yesterday. He will doubtless report to day as to general results, and in a few days specially. " lie conferred with me freely, and I placed him in full prssession of my views and the leading facts and circumstances in my possession. " lie only examined the three distilleries. His examination was not only artistic, but senrchinc and thoroughly impartial. He fullv sustained your hmh and just en dorsement, both as an officer and gent e man. . . It does not become me to purnuse as to his report. It will speak for itself. I re spectfully refer you to my letter to him, with accompanying papers. T hope I may venture the supposition that the report wlien made will satisfy von and the com mission that 1 am not striking in the uark or vainly pursuing shadows. # " Allow me to say to you in perfect can dor that in my opinion there is not one of ficer in this State known to me who can be thoroughly trusted. It pives me pain to write the?e words. Evidence not to be <rain?aid will in due time, I verily believe, sustain what I write in all part ion lard. " 1 rim now quietly unfolding the sealed book, and will candidly expose each page and figure to your official eye. u It is proper that I should remnrk thn I really 'need funds, having expended out of my own private purse several hundred dol lars. As to compensation, 1 leave the mat- . ter entirely to yourself and the Attorney - . General. Jm? H. Gilmer." | Next, a letter (October 10) from Gil- j mer to H'iHabt, in which he says he could prove ? : " 1. That Styll & Davis have been regu larly 'shipping by the York River railroad and the * Haiti more prickets their surplus whiskey, or to a very large amount, in fraud. , . . " 2. That Burns ..v Jones have regularly sent to W. i>. Jones & Co. (who are pait ner?) their surplus whiskey, or to Sedg wick's, in fraud. "3. That A. Smith has sent to Joyner or his "co-coiifo derates, his surplus of whiskey. >? 4*. i hat P. A . Davis's bonded warehouse, adjoining Joyner's, an alley^ oi a few feet between, has been the recipient of most ot the fraudulent whiskey." The reader, of course, sees for himself that these are assertions without proof. J3ut Mr. Gii.mer had had no occasion to furnish the proof as yet. And next comes a certifi cate from IIksry Smith of the shipments made by Abraham Smith. The certificate was doubtless understood by Hobart, but conveys no information to the general reader. Next, two letters (September 24th and October 13th) from Rollins toGiLMKR? the first promising to send some officer to Gil mer in a day or two; the second referring to Richards, his return, and to IIobart : i "He (Hobart) reports the existence of large frauds awaiting the discovery of facts and proof, liow shall these facts be ascer tained? "You have heretofore expressed confi dence in Assessor Hudson. Can you not cooperate with him, or if he cannot give it hiH personal attention sufficiently, can there not be some good man appointed as assist ant to him who will cooperate with you both and give the subject his entire atten tion ? " Next, a letter (October 15) from Gilmer to Rollins, "How shall these facts be as certained ? " " I presume as to whiskey frauds I have 1 proof plenary,' if my data do not vary materially from those furnished by General Hobart. " For example, the entry in my private memorandum-Look is as follows : " ' The three distilleries here average 120 barrels of whiskey per day over and above the whiskey accounted for. At $60 per barrel, this realizes $172,000 per month. The regular tax not paid on this, at $20 per barrel, is in one month $28,800. This cal culation does not include Sunday working, and is estimated at two mashes per day. If three mashes are run a day, one-third more is to be added? $229,400 per month, and $33,400 tax, out of which Government is defrauded.' " This is one entry in "my book. There are others.bearing on various points. I will furnish you one other item that you may tee I am not misinformed as to matters transpiring around me : " 4 On October 12th four barrels of whis key were seized in Portsmouth (second dis trict), shipped by Joyner & Slater, of Rich mond. They state that they can get from General Mnlford papers to cover any bar rels thev ship. " 1 14th October. General Mnlford hng given papers or certificates, nnd the duty on twenty-five barrels of whiskey has been paid, ho as to cover shipments to Norfolk of the four barrels.' " Next, a letter from Gilmer appointing ITfnry Smitit special confidential detec tive : " I furnish yon with but one rule for vour euidance. Report no one from a feel incr of personal ill will, ami nllow no one to escape from feelings of friendship or pond will. Let the revenue laws be your only guide." Next, a letter from Gilmer to Rollin*9. Not important. Next, one (October 21) from same to Mc CcLT.nrn, sayincr that he was surprised when Rolltxs told him, ns he did that day, that he had no arrangements whatever to make with him (Gilmer), but was about to release the distillery seized by himself on the report of General IT?BART, and warn ing the Secretary that he might be com pelled to make an export. Next, a correspondence between General Mrr.FORn and Mr. Gilmer. terminatinz in a refusal of the former, under orders from his " superior," to allow the latter to ex amine his books and papers. Here it ap pears thnt Binvklet had employed Gilmer ; nnd the next letter is from McCglloch to Gilmer excusing himself for employing Government officials on Government busi ness, and closing ns follows : " T have been rte?irous that the Govern ment should have the benefit of your ser vices, but. in order that they mav be made truly available, it is necessary that the re commendation for your employment should enme from one or the other of the officers named." Next, a letter (November 2) from Gilmer to McCulloch, disclaiming any wish to force his services on the department, and decli ning to ask any officer to recommend him for employment. It also refers again to revenue frauds in the country. Next, a note (November 2) from Gilmer to Laird (the new supervisor), calling his at tention to some facts connected with A. Smith's distillery. Next, two letters from Gilmer to Bintk ley, reviewing the correspondence afore said, and declaring there has been deve loped, beyond a " moral doubt," the fact that it has been throughout the studied po licy and fixed purpose of Mr. Rollixs to connive at frauds and protect the most ini quitous schemcB for " defrauding the Go vernment." " I was painfull}* impressed that Mr. Rollins was, in a manner unbecoming his eocial and official position, dealing with me and his high trusts. I visited him in Washington, and assured him of the exist ence of frauds not before brought to his at tention. Tn those interviews my convictions were deepened that I was dealing with an officer whose studied policy was to thwart the ends of justice by throwing every pos sible obstacle directly in the way of a full, manly, and honest exposure of the internal revenue frauds." Next, a long letter to Latrp containing arguments and charces as to the frauds, yet declaring that he (Mr. G.) had no charges to make in form. Next, a letter from Binckley of no in terest, yet showing clearly that he, as so licitor of internal revenue, had employed Mr. Gilmer. Next, "Mr. Gilmer's solemn protest," addressed to Mr. McCulloch, against the release of Smith's distillery. And finally, Mr. Gilmer's note to Mr. McCulloch relative to his fees, etc. A pri vate matter. We are not sure that wc ought not to have omitted all notice of this a flair. At any rate, we have given the whole exactly as it aj pears to us in the correspondence, and with the desire to express no opinion as to the guilt or the innocence of any ot the parties. The Money Pressure. ? 'lhe New York Commercial of Wednesday afteruoon sajs that the panic appears to have passed its climax, and, except in the event of fresh "-tying-up " operations, we are likely to hear less of the extreme scarcity of money. Naturally, however, after such a severe crisis, revealing the excesses and the weak ness of current speculation, there must be a very cautious feeling, making money difficult of access to all but strong borrow ers, and producing general dullness and weakness in the market. We have accidentally ommitted to notice heretofore that Holt Wilson, Esq., has become the editor of the Petersburg Ex press. Mr. Wilson is an experienced journalist, and will add to the already high repute of the Express. Petersburg is fa mous for tine editors. WASH I XGTOX LETTER. Correspondence of Hie Richmond Dispatch. What it to be the Tolicy ? No Treasury Estimates yet ? Grant and Spinner ? That Demonstration ? Women's Bights Pro gressing -~'lhe Unanimous Electoral Vote Project , etc., etc. Washington, November 11, 1SG8. The policy of the incoming administra tion remains still untold. My past shall be the guarantee of my future record says Grant, and beyond that there is no inter pretation of his characteristic reticence. Correspondents of the press pass a conside rablcportion of their time about the head quarters of the army, hob-nob confiden tially with staff officers, pay respects to Grant as often a?. circumstances will allow, shake hands with Dent 'his brother-in-law as well as a member of his 44 military family") daily, and yet learn not a tingle word which can '>c published as an autho ritative fact. The truth is, that the etlortc which arc now being made, no matter how slyly, by poliiicians, office-seekers, and others to draw Grout out, are as perfectly well-understocd by him, and arc quite as unprofitable, now as they were etauy time in the past. The Treasury estimates fcr the ensuing fiscal year have not y?t been prepared, those of the different depart mmte not hav ing been made up. The War Department estimates will form the b"lk of those given in, and it ia supposed that they will be very greatly reduced from those contained in the last report. The reduction of the forces employed in all the different branches of the Government service is expected to be very heavy within the next six months. While Cabinet speculations are going on bq promiscuously, a visit two days ago made by Grant to Treasurer Spinner, at the office of the latter, is set down as a sign that a talk was had then and there about the Treasury Department. Such is not the case, however. General Grant did not stop ten minutes, and the conversation between these gentlemen was entirely of a social character. Political matters were not in troduced. The disappointed aspirants for a popu i lar demonstration will gratify their anxiety by a flag dedication. The managing men are very reticent about that interview yes terday afternoon. The next President re marked this morning to a brevet, Major General, -who was conversing with him on the subject of his " speech " to the office seekers, that he liked "demonstrations" very well when he formed one of the crowd, but when the case is changed, and he is made the principal subject of the affair, he wanted to be counted out. The Universal Franchise Association have commenced active endeavors townrds (jet ting Congress to endorse female suffrage at it* next session. At their meeting here on Monday night la?t, a negro member of the club ascribed the election of Grant as an advance movement of the intended reform. This differs from Mrs. Dr. Mary Walker's ideas, who hates Grant most heartily after a woman's fashion, and expressed a notion about the commencement of the campaign of taking the stuinp against him because of his indifference to the " rights " of woman. Mr. Rice, of Massachusetts, formerly chairman of the House Committee on Naval Affairs, is mentioned ns n^t without the range of probability when General Orant thinks about the next Secretary of the Navy. The idea of giving General Grant the unanimous electoral vote, which has been prominently mentioned, is scouted by seve ral leading men of the Democratic party. There was some correspondence on the sub ject, but it has amounted to nothing ; nor has the project received any such encou ragement as to make it in any respect worthy of consideration. The settlement of the Alabama claims seem to form the base of quite a number of sensational press dispatches, both foreign nnd domestic. Two-thirds of them are thoroughly unreliable. A silly Democrat hauled a "Republican in a sulkey from Fifteenth street to the capitol to-dav in payment of an election bet. The 6idewalkers voted thern both dunces. That terrible disease, the diphtheria, is reported to be alarminly prevalent in some parts of this District. Ti.mox. PE TERSE nt G LETTER. Corn spon'fence of the Richmond Dispatch. Petersburg Circuit Court ? TTeovy Docket ? Prince George County Court. PETFRSBTRf}, November 12, lSfi8. The Circuit Court of this city, Judge Chambers presiding, will commence its fall term on Mondny next, with a large amount of business before it. There are no crimi nal cases on the docket, nearly all such having been latterly tried in the Hustings Court. Three, however, have been on the docket for two or three terms, and postponed from time to time, awaiting the recapture of the parties, who escaped from jail. There are, however, one hundred and seventy-six chancery cases on the docket ; seventy-two common law issues : fort v- two new writs of inquiry; forty office judgments; twelve motions ; and two appeals. One of these last involves the constitutionality of one of the city ordinances. To-day was the time for Judge Chambers to open his court in Prince George ; hut be ing also the time for holding the quarterly term of the county, he vacated the bench for their accommodation. This was done the more willinply from the fact that two prisoners, arrested on the charge of felony, luid elected to be tried at the next term of the Circuit Court ; and as they could only be indicted to-day, they would have had to lie in jail till next spring if the Judge had not given way. S. MARRIES), On the c!h Instant, at <t. Peter's cathedral. l>y the Rev. Father Brady, .Mr 'iHuM\S (>':?' i K N to \It?s M.'wil'AN.N ,.ULLIV-?.N ; all of this cltv. No card*. * I j Baltimore. on thn lflth of %-*r>vcmbcr. bv Hi Ri v. Mr Mall. at the res <ienceof <1. '?<? ? (Trot a, Kfq . ANDREW .1 . GR1FFI f I!. Ruflln. N'. < to M Is i A N M VI H' I M .v WHITE, of f rtderick coir tv. Va. vo cards. Lexington Gazette please copy. * By Rev. Hubert A. Arinlsfead. at Trinity church, on Wednesday < veiling ilie llfli iiist-nt. Mr WILLIAM J. caS>KV iiihI v!s? olMl f.LlA V. GIBSON, (laughter of Mr. John S. tjioson. of ihii city. m| ^ mm,, , * ?>8 ED, On the 12'h instant. Mrs. M '? KV CULT. FN", wife of Michael Cuilen. in the lifty-littli year of her age. Iter funeral wl'l take place THIS AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock from tier husband's re idence, on Ore gon Hill. '1 he friends ot the famhy ur<. invited lo at en J. # On the 55' h instant. In Mercer's Bottom, West Virginia, .1 UN li'.Al.tf. In til" cLlity-second year of his age. formerly of Fauquier county, Va. Suddenly, at the residence of Mrs. Tlx. mas Ma con. In ?>. lbemarie county, on tiie 1 It h lus ant Mrs. ? L I Z a B h T 11 A N > K 11 K v'l'H. In t lie - l.\ty-elglr li vnrof her age, relict of the late Jamea li.'. Heath, Esip i.er friends and acquaintances are invited to at tei d hi r funeral from the Monumental church illlS DAY at 12 o'clock. * Ou Wednesday, November 11, at the residence of Mr. F. A. -auii'lers her li rot lie r- in -lav/, nAlUliA daughter of MijjJi and the lUe Martha A. Ball; a^eo twenty- four years. * In this cltv, on the 12th In ?tant, ARTHUR W. GRa V, b> n of old Ucorge 1'. Gray, the barber; aged twenty-three yea s. His funeral will take place from Ebenezer clutrch on aA'l'l RD.\Y the l-lli instant at 1U o'clock A. >1. ihe lrlemls of the family are luvlted to at tend. * 03J1J1ARV. Died, suddenly, of apoplexy, on thn 7th instant. Mr. .Ji'llN (iil'.LIN, a native of ? frt 1 ort, couuty Mayo, Ireland, in the thirty-ninth year ot uis a e. He emigrated to and ad pled tills country six teen years ago where hj wa* wei; known :>u-l gen era: 1> respecieJ, endeared to hl> family ami friends by all the virtue-; ti. at adorn private life ills ctiarac er w.>s distl(igiilsh??> also f-.r every quality which n n -ll rule* a u eful eiiliea. He ailed an iiup--rt > lit olli- e ? "lie of ill c -ts?essors o. :hls city. His oe it!i ? LI be Itmeui'd as a loss of Hue talents and approved cpaciiy f?r public s-.r vice ; animated. -list lned and d. reeled hy \i-tue, which i.ever .-we ved from tile sti-aliest p^th of duty. Amtiiti- n. which tempts so many, n -vei tempted lilm ; but in Hint private statl -n which most he loved, hi the relatiouol husband, father, neighbor, frleud his gay and cheerful wi\ the ie tlnemeiit and elegance r>i his conversation. tti< purity of hi> mortis and manners, his diffusive be .evoleuee, and the warmth < f all his aff..ctioLS. made him not le s ill? oi Ject of love than of re spect and admiration ; and all t. ho had ihchapti ness to kn.w him wLl mingle their tears with those of ills diseousol^ie wtdo*. children, and ie iatives and mourn his death a.-> a. common be reawment to them all. ?w>w York and Boston (Mass.) papers please oopv. TI AY PRESSES. ? HAY PRESSES, BALING WIRE, &C. - We are now prepared to furnhh the OLD DO MINION 11A 1' PRESS, which is the hest horse power prrss, and tLe INGKRiOLL, which is the best hand luy-pr-ss, In u^e. The tlrst we make, and the latter >ve sell at manufacturer's prices. ANNEALED WIRE, suitable for baling chucks, bar, or straw, for sale at New York prices. The advantages of baling hay are so well under stood as t > n- e I no a^seition. We therefore only say tint we can furnljb I'ltKSSKS and WIRK on the most favorable terms. Our stock of bTR \W CUTTEBS and C OR N-S H K L L E ?< H cannot be excelled. 11. M. fcMITH & CO., no 13? d.fewtlC-Ja Manufacturers. CORN SHELLERS, CUTTING BOXES, < 11 17R v 'S WFLL FIX riJKEtf? the best patterns southern manufacture? fir sale bv ALLISON .V ADuiaON, no 7 1320 Oary t tre?t. T EATIIER, LEATHER, LEATHER. ALL KINDS FOR SALE AT VERY LOW I' RICE 3 BY no 13 ? St O. H. CHALKLEY & CO. I AM IN RECEIPT OF THE FOLLOW ING GOODS per steamer this day : LIMBERGER and '?WIS* UIKJCbE, H*P SAttO OHEE-F.. SAGO, FARINA, LINTALS, TaI'Ioca, t-Pi n iv.as, BARLEY, DRIED PEARS, FIGa RAIWISH. ?:i i ttoA, CURRANTS, Holland herrings. ANlHoVIES **RL>IXES, .%c, Al-o. c?n be found a general assortment of GROCF.R1B-, INKS, LIQUORS, Ac., towhlchl respectiuily call ihe at.entl ? ? ??' mv f J. M. M ANDERS, no IS ?t No. 171 J Maliibtreet. Monthly school reports printed in the beat style oX the art at Uuj DIcPATCH vxilUiJU sti 4 SPECIAL NOTICES. VS" FRESH COD-LIVER OIL, Imported di rect and bottled by onrnelves. Recommended by our best phyMclans, and goaranteed to be made of fbxsii and healthy livers. MEADE ft BAKER, Dispensing Pharmaceutists, no 13? 2w? 919 Main strert. ?ST BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. BREAD. CAKES. CRACKERS. THE BEST IN' THE CITY, WUOLKSAL* A.YD KKTAIL, AT BRIGGS'S BAKERY, no 13 707 Main street and it* Broad stwot. tZT ESTABLISHED 1S43. wines. OSC*R CRANZ, IMPORTER OP' AVD DE\LER IK FINE TV INKS, LIQUORS. AND CIGARS, No. 2 Exchange Block, Fourteenth street, bepsto call the atten'lon ofhli friends and the public generally to his large and well-'.elected stock of CLARETS. "AFTERNE5?, and BirRGI7VT>Y ; HOCK and M?>feEl.LK? Plain and arkllng : CH v M ?' ? G n F.? tho finest Nrnn ts in existence : ??HERRIFS. MA HK.lR V and PORT : HEN* " SSY. VI VK GR< ?WK''". G*RDR*T, h'm! other BR* V IKS of the vintages of 1841, '57. '5>i. '60. and *84 : HOI.IAND GIN'. S< OT^H WHISKEY. JAMMCAandST CRoIX RUM, CoRDI \LJ?.T< 'N DON PoRTER, SCOTCH ALE, and OLIVE Oil,: and A larg^ a?sor t'T ? !it of Tlif finest RVE WHISKEYS th t ar-' to be round in anv market. Also, -ev'T.-il chests and half-chesis of vervsn pa rlor BUTE and GRFKN TEA, and a few dor?*n EAU HE COLOGNE. Imported direct from tho It .ihi' In fv.i mo. no l' ? 'w .->1 ISS A. N ACK I E, NO. 917 MAIN STREET, Ins constantly on h?nd BONNETS, FLOWERS, HATS, BKIOAL VEILS and WREATHS, and his now on hand a select 1' t of WHITE BONNETS, wlil. h she would be pleased to show to her custom ers and others wishing to pur h ise. no li?Jt rtST Virginia tea and coffee co., CORNER MAIN AND NINTH STREETS. Another consignment of ISABELLA GRAPES. GRAPES-GRAPES, 30c. A BOX. GRAPES? GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES? GRA PES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES? GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GP.APES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES- GRA PES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES? GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. GRAPES-GRAPES, 5 0<T. A BOX. GRAPES? GRAPES. 50c. A BOX.. GRAPES-GRAPES, 50c. A GRAPES? GRAPES, 50c. A BOX. VIRGINIA TEA AND COFFEE COMPANY, CORN Kit OF MAIN AND NINTH STREETS, [no 10] *5TBATCHELOR\S HAIR DYE.? This splendid HAIR DYE Is the best In the world ; the only true and perfect d.e; harmless, reliable, In stantaneous ; no disappointment ; no ridiculous tints ; remedies the 111 r filets of had dyes ; Invigo rates and leaves the hair soft and beautiful black or briivnx. Sold by ali druggists and perfumers, and properly applied at. Batchelor's Wig Factory, N"n. 16 Rond street, New York. se 28? e- dtSthfe SwlTIF YOU HAVE A HAD COUGH A>D wish to be relieve I. use P( )WERS'S COM I'( >UNI> SYRT 1' OF TOLl' AND WILD CHERRY ; It 1s pleasant to the taste, entirely harmless, and n 1 ves almost certain relief. Try It, and be convinced, oc 31 ? codZw WISE TESTIMONIAL FUND. ? A mats meetlnifof Pu* cltlzeus of llchinond favorable to tho procuring of a HoMKMEaD l' r llrA itV a. \\ In i ec?gnltion of his emi nent services In HIS In th cause < f civil and rell idous freedom will be h-ld at the L'lt/ Hall on \1o.nD\Y LYEM.su, .November 18, at half-past 7 o'clock . Speeches will be delivered by Judge W. W. Crump, Colonel t. p. August rolonel Marina duke ?lohnsoa, a:;d ether distinguished citizens. no 12? td Richmond and Danvillk Rmlkoad Co., i M n>i'?M>. >?ovf mi.er 9. l<8i. i Hp HE TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEET 5 i Mr of th - STOCKHOLDERS OF 'J HE IMflfMnyi) ,\V > Iia.VMI LK RAILROAD C< >MPa N Y will be held In this dtv on the JFC' >ND W'KDSKfliAV In i'ec* ni(?er next (9tli) -it 12 M. The trannfer book will be closed from the 20th instant until aftertheannu.il in- eting. J. 1). RL a IK, Auditor. FORM OF PROXY OF TflK RICHMOND AND DAN VII LK RAILROAD COMPANY. Know all m n by the^e presents that . th9 un dersigned, d ? hereby constitute and appoint ? jt orney for and iu name, to vote ou all questions th it m iy b> brnurht before the meet ing of the stockholders of the Richmond and Dan vi lie Railroad Company, to !*? held at on the day of , or a1, any adjourned meeting thereof, hereby ratifying all tue acts of , said attorney in t'.ie preml-t?. fully as tf were pre sent and vo'lrig in person. In testimony whereof. have hereunt > affixed hand this day of no 9 ? eodtd A~~NNUAL MEETING.? The annual meet lng of the stockholders of tin RICHMOND, KKElJKhK'K.^BUKU A M> POTOMAC K*I L U< >A U COM I'A \ Y will be held at the office of the Company, In Richmond on WEbKKMfJAY the Mtli of November, at ito'c'ock A. M. no 3 ? td .1. It. WfsSToS. K creiary. A NNU A L MEETING.? The annual jLjL meeting of th? Hit hmond. v redericksburgand l'oiouiac and ?? ichm inland Petersburg Ifallroa-i CON N E< "I'kis < oMPASY "111 be held on WKDNfcSIXY the 2i:h of November, 1?M, at 11 o'clock A.. M., at the office of the Richmond, Fred ericksburg aud Potomac Railroad Company In Kb hmond. no ?? td J. R. VCIVSTON'. Secretary. OFFiCE ItlOlnONU AND t'aTKKt>Bl," ItO ) RAIX.K0.VD CoJ1P?NV. / Richmond, Va , November 4. 1M*. ) "V^OTICE. ? The ANNUAL MEETING of JL N the stockholders of '.his company will be held %t the office of the company. No. ?U Main street ( .p stairs) between Ninth and Tenth streets, on Tl'KsDAY the 24th instant, at 12 o clock M. The transfer l?.oks will be rioted f"?m the loth to the 25th instant. M. W. YARRlNGToN. no 4-tdrn Treasurer. A PPOMATTOX PAPER ^ MAU F ACT URIN G COMPANY, PETERSBURG, VA., manufacturers aad dealers Lu all klnils of NENV ^WRAPPING, JOB, AND BOOK PAPERS. Order# filled with accaracy and dispatch. The highest market price paid for COTTON RAGS, OLD BOOKS, PAMPHLETS, NEWS PAPERS. no 7? 3m pURE WHITE MOUNTAIN WHISKEY, WILLOW RUN? a celebrated Kentucky Whiskey, BOKER'S BITTERS, COXE'S GELATIN if, CANNED TOMATOES. FliEsH HOPS, AC., at J. B. KIDD'S, qo 7 717 JBroad street. D PBY<KM)IW: RY" GOODS! DRY GOODSff DTTfKWALL ft ROU38, No. 1208 Mais strut. A GENUINE VI KG IS I A HOUSE. We receive by every fre*h from tlw yreat arictlon-honses of New York city birgij!., taut cannot b? beaten In this or ait y oilier rnarkn. NOVBMRKR 10. Uti. ' Just received per s' earner a magnificent sbln mcnt of bargains, unbracing. 'n part, V KW YOKK MILLS at 24c.; W vMI<UTTA at 2 c.; The best Bi.ANKE'IS In the city for the leas money ; FHAWLS ; Ca-SIM ERE8, cheaper than the cheapest ? LADIES' bHt'KS; BOOTS an<l SHOES for gentlemen ; VESTING** at half price : LADIES' and GENTLEMEN'S KID, LlSLZ and BUCK GLOVES at 50c : ' The bc?t CHINCHILLA CLOAKING ; FINE JACONET at 40c. : and 1 ooo yards of the best PHI NTS at 12Jc. no li OPERA CLOAKS and OPERA H00D3 made to oroer at thort notice at LEVI Hr.XTFP.'*, no 11 -3t 1M7 Main street. jr rt-ai manypreitv FANCY akTICLKS In acditlon to our ext?nMve stock of DRV ? ; HiS. Call an<l examine our stock. LEVI HKXTfcK, lio II ? St 1537 Main a'r^t. Grand display of new goods NEW MYLES, NEW P \T FEKN3, ' Just arrived at the DRY GOODS ESTABLISHMENT JULItTH MEYER, 527 EROAD STREET, Nk A H SlXTlI. An enormous collection of bargain', pttrchwel within the la-t few days at N?-w York auction*, and Just now opening, worthy the special attention of 'he ladles and gertlemen, such a-< V Ice Black Silk at *2 ;? jard worth : Magniric n. r hades In impress < loth at 'Sr. i yard, and otter Dress lioods In proportion ; All-witoj 4-4 Flannel at 50c., worth *?c. ; New York Mill Bieactie t < otton at 3*c. ; All-Hnen 'I able-cloth at 7fc. p?ir yard ; Black Velveteen at $2 a jard ; Bleached and Unblea<-he?1 4-4 ? 'ottnn at 124c. ; Dama?k Napkins at $t a dozen, cheap at fi.50; < hiidren's r-carfs at 10 and 15c., worth double ; ?ood Satinets at 5<?c., worth 75c. ; Beautiful Silk Gimp Trimmings, IS- yard pieces, &: fsi 25 apiece ; T.li en Ressia l lapor at f 1.50 apiece ; Knltt UK Yarn, pretty colors, at 5c. a hank, cheap at 10<\ ; Black Alpaca Poplins at 50c.. worth 75c. ; Ladle*' Brocbe Scarfs, really eleg -nt ; Ladles' single and Double Broche and other Mia wis, of every description, at astounding low figures ; Ladles' i loth Cloaks and Cloaklngs, handsome, and b ught far under the value ; A lot '<r Wor k-hoxes, Cabas, Ladies' '"ompanloas, and other Fancy Goods suitable for Chrbimu presents. bought very chetp ; Flannel at 25c. a yard and upward ; Gentlemen's All-wool Undershirts and a full line of other Furnishing Goods ; An elejjant assortment of I'asslmeres, TwiV*, Satinets, and oth- r Fabrics for men's ai.U boys' wear, at tin precedent" dly l >w prices ; Mlssea' regular-made Undershirts at 7ic. : and thousands of ??the'- unii lotak ?l?ty CHEAP GOOD?* st no 5 JULIUS MFVR'H. f ?ALL TRADE, 1868. JOHN F. ALVKT ft CO., NO. 1 Hanover street, Baltimore. have now in store a full and complete stock of FOREIGN DRY GOODS, which they offer to the trade of Virginia and North Carolina at LOW PiilCES and on accommodating TKRMs. ?They respectfully solicit a cail, feeling assured they can make it to the interest of purchasers to open accounts with them. Orders promptly and faithfully executed. JOHN F. ALVEY. late of the firm of Glnter, Alvey ft Arentt, Richmond ; JOHN C. WILLIAMS, of Rlchmend. special partner; _se *? Jm _ P. G. HABPER._ rjnRIMMINGS AND FANCY GOODS. WILLI V M C. SCHWA LMEYEIl, ?05 BROAD STREET, begs leave to Intorm Ills friend and the public generally that he haa again opened with a large and complete stock of '1 KiMMl.M.S AND FvNi Y GOODS. The ladies are respectfully Invited to give him a call before making their purchases, i hankful for pabt favors, lie h -pes by btrlct atten tion tobualne-sto merit a continuance of the same. WILLIAM ( . M H W ALMEYr K. SC5 Broad street, between Sixth and Seventh. R. Kisri(,oi.D Ma<.karlani> Is wl h me and would be pleas? d t?? tee his friends. not? J?* WIVES AND LIQUORS. 1 A A BARRELS " HUGER'S & CO.'S" iUu Pennsylvania kvb ivhishev. ?0 barrels ?? A l- \OI, I ? " t'KN.SbVi.V A X I A KYrC \Vt IShKY, ti barrels ??RoKInsON" PENNSYLVA NIA RY iC WHISKEY, for sale In bond. 'lht-Je whhkeys are from two to three years old, and very tine. Mtint li - ' tu be seen at my otlice. J. B. ft' L A l Kit. oc 22 No. fl Fl't. etitli street. TTENRY MILLER, W I N E MERCHANT, 1502 MAIN STREET, se 22? 2m Richmond Va. FfRE MALTED RYE WHISKEY. GENERAL LEE BRAND. I h^ve now on b.?ud loo burrth of tbla article, w desirable for finiily use and medicinal ouri <?????. I warrant lu to be rPKK MAl.'l Ki> K'? E. ( Ol' PEH-DISTILLED and FREE ?ROM ALLADl L TSBATIuN, and con<>?;ijuently claim for It that ltlstho^ery beet article of wM.^ey in if inr feet. STEPHEN MA HON. 15*1 Main stre?-t, se 14 ? *m corner Seventeenth strict boots, siaors, <v<\ EOOTS AM) SHOES.? At the pen g Itentlary we make t-> ord. r !'??." /T.-> an< 5^^ }? 11 OF. ^ second to none thit c.ta be found n.'rfc. tills ni irk? t. We use tie hest ?jiiallty of l?*<ker, und lu a.l cases warrant a lit. JilHMlA.M W/ UT?WKUi, no 13_ ?t FnperlntenM. TNTERESTING TO LAD I EsT-!? i have lu store, recently reo* Ived SHOE ^ 3^ for ladles, misses, and children, euibracliK every variety ifw worn, made by tLe folio* Utf cult lirated manufacturers : K. ? . KUKT, of New York : T. & F. KALISKIE. of .n tw Yorfc : C *1< YISSII>E A i O., >>f !?< <v York; 1'IllLLl I'f, of I'hllade't l.U : T. MU1> Jt sun, . f I'hlla'elpbla ; J. 11. il A ItM AN. of 1'ldU.I. Jn- U ; j<OnKY A i'd. of riilUtU-lfbia ; C.KOKUK HKU/iKK. of Pi il.td. Iphla. The above a rihc b*st manufacturer* ? f l ??" an<t mioses' idioe* In this countr) and in > -i im-nt embraces a j<ood t-upply if Hie i? ,-t ? < fn in eifll. I a?il?*s will do well to call aii'i ?? 1' amine m v t-tork before purcbaM'te. JollN C. I'MJK, J h.j rJj3 MhIii ?tr-?t. no lo? l\v between Tw? lltb and 'I hlrtn-nth. ?!^OL(JTIOK!i, Ac. C0-PARTNER3HiP ? llavfng ftasociatcd myself with Mr. William f> Brownley, urwler the stvle of <> vKY A 1Whv\NLKV, I *!!!<:? a tlnue "the CHIS'A AM) C?l. A SJ-W A CK Ml'KI N'KhSat Ihe new storf corner of ilxth *'id i;r"?<J streets, where I shall i.e pleased toser>cmj tiUuiit and the public generally. -- 7? at thom is r. (i \ f'^ no FOR sai.i;. Rare chance for a i'iiy.sician. A physli Ion, having a il. e practice In he lower eoun'les. and anxious to remove to? city, will dlspoMj of lib oF/lUr. FUK.MTt'Kf, M - 1)1' IX Ac., at a reasonable price. H ? ofllce is in a village, and tbe country i <-I n?e thickly settle*!, accessible, and p^scesjlfjr other minn tages not fouuU elsewhere, renders it a dr?lr?W< reside ute for oxi?- of Id* profession. For fi;r'fi*r Information, apply at this ofllce. I:" tpUK tALE. ? A large and aiitnirabi/ c> nstructed FACTUKY, situated at b1"!"* vflle. Charlotte county, Virginia, together *l"i SCKF/Wo and all other neces*ar> rlXTUK ordering ami prizing tobacco, i? offered or *?? * 11 a bargafu aff-.rdli.g an excellent o, j. Carttes Inclined lo eiig ige in the toi.acco-prulsf usinees. For further particulars apply to ocil? lm MOl/riNO A tv-'HLKK. A HARDWARE, &?'. GENCV FOR ROUND AND SHEET GUM PACKING, all size-*; PATKNT GirM-iiKLTING, and T BiiaT UAiL-iANNXD LKATilKK INti : PATENT EUBKKK IiO?i! and COU* LINGS. We have aecured the ajcencv for the sale 01 *-* the Kl/BHKK GOOIitt manufactured by the IliK UUTTA HEKCHaxji.J Kl'BlihA MA N UFA CT U It IN G C< ? V PA N V NKW VOBK. , and will furnish the above goo<l? at the prices. WA THINS, COTTKELL A CO.. *e 17 ? tr>i No. 1207 Main strwt. Klc.hmowd. ^?? JEWING HIACHMES. Ta I U MP HA NT! ' la the *rand motto of the famom . , _ WILCOX <t GLBBS SEWING MAOU*2.-, for in a haadrwl trials and teats It tuu triiuup^. ovar competition, and borne away the paja w rlctory. It is oaJfely averted to b* the b<*t, w?* pl?jt, and moat perfect machine now before public. It sown, hem*, fells, tucka. jc*tl?r?, ?B" stitches In the moat perfect and e!e<ant and does not dlaturhtbe quiet of any ?ell-rtjfu*4l*j family with * uol*e .iud racket uot to if loic-r-i-*^ la any orderly ael^hlv ?rho?>d. . bol? a^eucy lor thi? machine No. n~> iiXl Street. m 7_ tra P. w ?IK?ts. F OR RENT, a fiue ROSEWOOD JL' PIANO manufactured by iiuatw^ . Co , or tfaitlmvre. Addrcca box W*. po-"wi~ ao 11-41"