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TUESDAY DECEMBER 14, 1SC0.
WASHINGTON NEWS. Virginia AfWwi in tho'Honw on Natnrday. Mr. TVMne, from the Committee en Re construction, reported the following-do o,-ribr.l pipers In reforeneo to the admission of VirgUiia, which were ordered to be prtnl ed: I OeivT.il Canity's report to the Secretary of j War relative to" the election in Virginia in ,1nlv. 1S0D. The address of the Republican Central Committee, presented to the Senate by C. H. Porter. chairman. The statement of Mr. Hughes, endorsed by Mr. WRehcr. The statement of Governor Wells. The memorial of the committee of the Virginia Legislature, presented hy Z. Tur ner. speaker of the House of Delegates. statement of Governor Walker before the committee. Opinion of Attorney-General Hoar on Virginia affairs. Statement that There were about fifty affi davits before the committee, from persons in various parts of the State, charging in some instances a failure on the part of the registering officer to register, and a refusal in others to permit the affiants to x to when registered; and in others that threats fhom persons on the Conservative . le and intimidation were re?orted to to - - event persons fVom votingthe Republican ticket, and that they were prevented from voting. Thf ,Contmtiovs.?I learn this morning that the project of Mr. Butler to incorporate certain **conditions" in the bill to admit the State of Virginia into the "Union" will 1 >e strenuously opposed by many Radicals-. Tim grounds of their opposition, however, nfford additional proof of the rapid strides of congressional usurpation. Thevcontcnd that, without anvexpress reservation, Con ges. possesses the power to remand any of the reconstructed States hack to their terri - ? al condition, as they have in effect done with Georgia, and that to insert such re servation in the particular ease of Virginia would rather weaken than give strength to the Radical theory in its application to the r-st of the satrapies. The Radicals in the House nr^ much divided, therefore, in re-pert To Butler's proposition. Tt is possi ble that it may be strangled in the commit tee itself. It is impossible at this hour to predict the result. The vote will probably be taken to-morrow. The " Reconstruction Committee'' can report at anv time. It is privileged committee. Booker and Mo Kenzlewill be held in abeyance.? Wa?hing ton T.cVt?Baltimore Gaz'tle. The conditions are unimportant. IfCon gn? has the right to impose them, it has the rig lit to act in their absence. And, on the contrary, the assertion of an unconsti tutional power will not render it constitu tional. Georgia?The ?w Judges? Governor Walker. The fire-eating Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Gazette writes; "Senator Morton's hi!) for the reconstruc tion of Georgia will come up Wednesday. Jt provides tor re-seating the negroes and ratifying the fifteenth amendment as pre requisites to admission into the Union. Friends of Georgia here think these the best terms to be had. The extremists wish to apply the test-oath, which would be ruin ous to the interests of the State. The ultra faction will endeavor to defeat Morton's bill, and failing in that will try to have it post poned until after the holidays. Should Morton's hill pass, and the people of Geor gia accede to its term-, an effort will be made to bring the State promptly into the Union. It i= understood that a large number of Radical congressmen will pledge them selves to this course. " It Is rumored that the Judiciary Com mittee are not satisfied with any of the newly-appointed circuit judges. To one or two of them the strongest opposition is made, and the confirmation of a majority is very doubtful. It is predicted that there is a storm brewing between the President and the Senate, as it is pretty generally under stood that a large number of Grant's ap pointments will be rejected. The Semite seems in no hurry to meet the issue, having adjourned over, on Friday, after having cor firmed only the two Cabinet appoint ment " The Course of Governor "Walker while in this city meets with general condemna tion. and detracts much from the favorable opinion which had been formed of him. It :- siid he went about whispering that he was a much deeper-dyed Radical than peo ple supposed, and that he was the man who drafted the fifteenth amendment for -Senator Stewart. Poor Virginia 1 What with her 'reconstructed Governor' and her ' Con servative Committee' she has been sadly humiliated." Spccl.il dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. T*?nnr?i?ieo. (Icoryln, nml South Curo lrt?a Mnttew-The ('hlim Mistton. Washington. December 12.?The attempt ? i* 3Ir. Smith, of Tennessee, to recon>truct tIi.it M:;te by resolution yesterday does not meet with much favor among the majority of Republicans, who, though they would be glad to again take Tennessee in hand, believe such an undertaking would be too glaringly outrageous, even for the Radical party, notwithstanding its own precedents for setting aside law and the Constitution for party purposes. Cover nor Bullock, of Georgia, is here, hobnobbing members of Congress to get possession of his State, and then, by ma nipulation, have himself sent here as Uni ted States senator. Information is received that matters are now so arranged with reference to the Legislature in South Carolina that Governor Scott will come here as United Stales senator from that State. .lohn Russell Young, Esq., late nianagin; editor of the New York Tribune, has been tendered a position as editor in charge of a Radical paper in Montgomery, Ala., with the salary ot $10,000, and a lighting editor thrown in us a protector, the latter to re - ceive $J.d0O salary. It is discovered that an error crept into the President's message relative to the mis sion to China. He recommends raising It to a first-class mission, which i- its present grade, the difference between that and other first-class missions being merely in the amount ol salary. A Bullock Skinned.?On Friday J. Nel ?on Tift, Esq., a Democratic congressman elect from Georgia, appeared before the Ju diciary Committee of the Senate (by per mission) to present a statement oh behalf ?f the citizens of that Commonwealth. Bul lock was notified of what was to take place, and did not fail to be present. I have no doubt he afterwards thought he had better have stayed away. Mr. Tut completely an nihilated bim. he exposed Bullock's cor-j nipt career from first to last, and charged him with being a thief, a coward, a liar, and a traitor. The committee was as tounded. Bullock cringed like a whipped < ur; and the conference closed by the com mittee promising to consider what had been said.? Washington letter ? Baltimore Ga zette. Xnw Postage Stamps.?The Post-Office Department has completed its selections of j deigns for a new series of postage stamps to take the place of those now in use. The new design will be one-third larger than the present- stamps, or, in other words, the same size of the old stamps, and consist entirely of profiles. 1 cent, Franklin ; 2 cents, Jaclc son; 3 cents, "Washington ; 6 cents, Lincoln ; 10 rynts, "Jefferson ; 12 cents, Clay ? 15 cents, Webster; 24 cents, Scott; JO cents, Hamil ton : 90 cents, O, JH. Perry. The engravers are actively engaged in their work, and it is expected the stamps v< ill be ready for issue in the course of the next six weeks. Want or Trees.?Mr. Thaver has intro duced a bill into the House of Representa tive-which proposes to amend the home dead laws so as to require the planting of trees on homestead settlements. We do not know In what way Mr. Thayer wouid carry '-"-t his plan, but the immense ultimate benefit of such a measure, If it can be eflfco t:vely executed, must be obvious The V"lu<- <,}? n forest growth to the fertility and ? hMuluesfl of a country is inestimable, jmd at the rate the lurid Is being stripped of whs, there muy be serious result*? few gen ?rations bone?, unle? needless waste can be arrested and methods of recuperation employed. Smtxa B*i.an. ks.? The spring-balance question, which has been a subject of dis cussion in "Washington for sonic time past, has been introduced into the topics of con versation in this eitv, and on Tuesday night next Mr. Turner will, in the City Council, press the posse.-re of a bill prohibiting the use of such scales in the market and grocery stores, up m the ground that they are con venient moans bv which purchasers ma* be defrauded with impunity .?Alexandra Gazette. Atttvvt to Fwivnt.r. A TUkk.?On Sat urdaV* a Sjiruee-tooKirtg, well-dressed indi vidual stopped at the Metro))' lit u Hotel, and registered himself as " W. V Terry, Ya." While there, be inquired th charge for rooms and board for himself ant two la lies during one week. Soon after ward he went to the Hank of Washington, and there presented a certified check on r New York bank for twenty thousant dollars, which he deptred to deposit ITe registered his name as above, wljh hi residence in New York, and the check w:i taken op deposit and a chock-book given him T.nter in the day he again appeared at th bank and presented a check on his dep'osi for six thousand dollars ; but Mr. Kandolpl Coyle had token the precaution to instrue* the* receiving teller to telegraph the bank a* New York concerning the check, and liar learned tb.at no such cheek had been issue ' Consequently no monov was paid on th check last presented. The would-be swin dler, however, retained the bank-book, am may succeed in wronging other parties he fore he is apprehended. It is presumed h has put a considerable distance between hi" and Washington by this time, and it may 1 well for persons abroad to keep a sharp looh out for him.? V'athnnton Chronicle. Who Wrcti: tttk Phksident's Message *' Don't von sr."." said the Hon. Pumpet nicklc to me last night, "all that pai which rcli''cm to our foreign affairs earn from the venerable Sardine ot the State I>< partmont. All that relates to finance cam from Houtwell. Cox and Creswell did th remainder. Grant put it in words, an Porter and Douglass corrected the spellim and grammar."?Don Piatt. The Great Ft re at Galveston?Par ttculars. Tt has already been announced that a di structivc fire occurred at Galveston, Texas on the 3d instant. It broke out in tb wholesale clothing establishment of Coh Brothers. The GalvestonXeics says: Spreading along the Strand) the devour ing element took in* its way Jalonick & Smith, dealers in sash, Minds,* etc.; Burns & Gee, hardware ; Alfred Ball, Jr., clothing:1 Megale, liquor dealer, who had a largo stc- k 011 hand : Craig & Huff, liquors ; ?> nch & Co., auctioneer* ; Shields k Co., agricultu ral implements: the fine building just erect ed by the Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, and occupied by numerous cot ton factors and commission merchants, and the Ruby saloon. On Tremont it first took M. W. Shaw k Co., jewellers: Reinicke & Co., tobacco nists ; Rice & Baulard, paints, etc.; Robin son & Co., newsdealers ; bar-room and Pal metto Hotel; thus making a clean sweep of the entire square. Colin Brothers are under stood to be fully insured. Crossing Mechanic street from the Pal metto House, the sparks soon kindled a flame in the roof of the theatre, and thence to the picture establishment of Mr. Van zile, grocery store of Mr. Hartley, the restaurant of Mr. Brette, boot and shoe store and fruit stand occupied by parties whose names are unknown, in the other direction from the thewtrc it first t<?ok the barber-shop, and then the saloon and board ing-house of Philip Dubie, 011 the corner oi Market and Twenty-fourth streets. The ind carried sparks across Market to the frame building known as Giradin's Hall, occupied by a colored man as a billiard and drinking saloon : thence it took tin gun and ammunition store of Joseph Labadie, and the large ice-house of S. 15. Lewis k Co. "NVhen the fire reached the cartridges in Labadie's store, the explosions reminded many an old soldier's heart of the rtormy days around Yieksburg and Port Hudson. Fortunately, most of the ward robe-; belonging to members of the theatri cal company were saved, ul-o a part of the stage furniture. To the west the flames were driven from the corner of Twenty-fourth across to the grocery store of John tt. Ro^t k Co., the saloon and boarding-house of W. "YVerzlow, the dwelling-house belonging to V?". Richard mm, the boarding-house of Mrs. Davidson, the boarding-house of Mrs. Connolly, and thence through to the corner of Bath avenue. The flames had already crossed Market street, swept 0:1 to the westward, laying the entire district between Tremont "and Bath avenue a mass of smouldering ruins with the single exception of the new brick house, occupied by Mr. Thompson as a jew elry store, on the corner ol Tremont and Market. To the south all the buildings as far as Church street, between Bath avenue and Twenty-fourth street, are consumed, and .ill (li* the Mo?*k between Tremont and Twenty-lVuirth streets and Market and Post Office streets. J11 short, the only houses left standing 011 the ground between the Strand and Church street and Tremont street and Bath avenue are Ufiord, Armstrong, and Berlocher buildings; from the corner of Mechanic street to the alley-way the frame store formerly occupied bv Bernstein & Co., and the buildings fronting Tremont street from Samuel Harlan's to the alley, fronting on Tremont street; the fine brick, but just finished, on the coiner of Tremont and Market streets, and the frame buildings 011 Tremont street between Post-Office and Church streets. The total loss is generally estimated at about ?1,000,000, but this can only be con sidered approximate. The amount insured by our old Home Union Fire and Marine Company is about 8-10,000. In the Merchants Mutual Insurance Company building, on the Strand, one of the finest in the city, the following firms had their offices : George Butler & Co., C. II. Jordan, Neill Brothers k Co., A. J. Ward k Co., Dubie k Woosters, Allen, Lewis A Co., and A, C. A M. W. Baker; all cotton factors and commission merchants. The heaviest sufferers by this terrible lire are of course the smaller "class of property owners, many of whom have lost their all: and some of them will probably need as sistance to save their families from suifer ing. The Galveston Civilian of the 4th instant has the following additional particulars : The extent of the conflagration covers nearly six blocks of the city, comprising about twelve acres of ground, in one of the 1 nest densely built and commercially occu pied portions of the town. The Tremont Temple was entirely consumed. The the atre, which was entirely consumed, bclong inging to Messrs. Greenwall k Brother, managers, was a wooden structure. The local insurance companies have at once come forward in the most liberal spirit, and assured their policy-holders that they are ready promptly to pay up their losses", and this will of itself afford a large and im mediate relief to many sufferers, and enable them at once to resume business. The loss of Colin Brothers is put down at ?175,000 ; Burns & Gee, ?30,000 ; Craig & Ruff, ?5,000; E. O. Lynch, ?5,000 ; W. A. Davy, ?5,000; the McDonald building, ?5,000; Merchants Mutual Insurance building, $63,000; M. M. Robinson, ?7,000 ; P. Dubie, $8,000; .T. K. Magale, ?50,000; and J. Berlocher, $10,000. Texas Election?A Prairie Fire.? ton, December 12.?Returns have jeeived from thirteen additional eoun ,'he majorities for Hamilton aggregate leaving Davis a majority, as far as rrom, of 7,107. Flanagan (Radical) is I Lieutenant-Governor by a large ty. airie fire is reported in Northeastern It started from Red river, extond itheast, damaging farms and stock. Funniest Thing in Finance.?It is the most incomprehensible things hu Bull should fancy that there Is ue in Confederate bonds, and should d them in such esteem that they can >ve in price" in any given circum . But still, as there apparently ore in London who will buy such things, give them the latest quotations; lid a half millions in these bonds Id here the other day for thirtv-five They were bought ui curiosities? irk Uvrald, VIRGINIA NEWS. The Lynchburg: and Covington Rail road In Lexington. Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. Lexington, Va., December 11,18?9. The Lynchburg delegation, consisting of Major T. J. Kirkpatrick, C. V ."Winfree.'T. A. Krise, and Major J. B. Brockenborough, arrived this morning by packet, and held an informal conference with some of our leading citizens. The meeting, whicb assembled at 12 o'clock, was not large In numbers, but was a fair representation of the sentimeuts of Rockbridge. General s. McP. Moore was called to tho chair, and Major J. J. Laffertv appointed secretary. The Chairman explained thai the object of the meeting was to hear certain propo sitions from the Lynchburg delegation, and called out Major Kirkpatrick," who pro ceeded to give a clear statement of the cir cumstances and objects which brought the delegation here. Lynchburg had nlwavs desired a road to the Ohio, and years ago had obtained a charter for that purpose; hut now that the new owners of the Chesa peake and Ohio railroad are likely to push on, a connection between Lynchburg and Covington was rendered the more desira ble and more likely t.o he built. The new company simply wanted to make money, and the grades from Covington toKichmond were so heavv and the line so circuitous that they would favor the filling up of this gap of sixty miles. He earnestly and ably urged the impor J tance of emptying the treasures of the coal fields of the West along the line of James river. This must and will he built; the question is, Ought "Rockbridge to go for It? He was aware that the county had certain ! complications with the Vallev railroad, and he would make not the slightest objection to that. If you can get that road do so, and ! then consider whether Rockbridge can't help both, fie argued to show that Bnlti I more had no interest in the Valley railroad beyond Staunton. But that will soon he de termined by the vote of the city. This new line can be built at small cost,?three mil lions at the outside?and if a half million can bo rai?cd on this side, the private and corporation subscription on the other side and the credit of the consolidated line to j Norfolk will build the road in a very short | time. The Norfolk and Petersburg and ! Southside railroads already have a charter, and tlie right of way is thus guaranteed. Major J. Ji. Brockenborough, being called, said that all his sympathies were with Rock bridge, his native county, and (hat ho would not go for any measure that was not for her good. Ho ably and graphically urged the importance of this road and its value to Virginia. He would say frankly that Lynch burg did not propose to lmild the "road ' alone, hut wanted Rockbridge to join hands with her. Tn plain English, he proposed that the county should transfer to this new route the four hundred thousand dollars ? she had voted to the Valley railroad. He urged that the great want of Rock bridge is a railroad, and argued that there was not much probability that the " Valley railroad" will he built beyond Staunton. Baltimore has not yet acte'd, Augusta has voted down the subscription, and Mr. Gar rett has done nothing tangible. He was authorized to say that If Rockbridge would make this transfer the eredit of the South side and Norfolk and Petersburg railroads would he pledged to the extension; that Lynchburg, Norfolk,and tliecountiesalong the line, would subscribe liberally, and that the road would he hunt wunm tne next ; two or three years. On the other hand, lie argued that Balti more 1ms no interest in the Valley road be yond Staunton. Richmond is "the great grain market of the country, and grain being our staple it would go there by canal even' if Baltimore had the line to' Salem built. Baltimore now virtually owns a line which taps the Virginia and Tennessee at Lynchburg, and is twenty-two miles nearer to Salem than tiie Valley railroad would be, and it is a notorious fact that the Baltimore and Ohio railroad is buying up all of the stock of the Virginia and Tennessee rail road that is put upon the market. As for the "air line" from Covington to Richmond, he did not believe that could be built, on account of the heavy grades, and argued to show that it would be better for Richmond to unite on the new line, and have an air line to Richmond. Jle ably and eloquently argued that this line had best be built by Virginians, and controlled to foo ter Virginia enterprise and build up Vir ginia cities, lie contended that if Rock bridge could only have one railroad, she ought to ureter this new line. General S. McDowell Moore said that we must have a railroad, and lie would go for that scheme which would surest and soon est bring us one. h'c have three chances. Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Lynchburg, were all in the field. We are pledged to Baltimore if she complies with the terms. lie was disposed to think that the bc.-t chance for a railroad is from the Pennsylva nia Central bv way of the Page valley. They have both motive and money. lie preferred communication with Norfolk and Richmond if we can get it, but was rather afraid that the new scheme could not get the capital. lie offered.resolutions to ap point a committee of correspondence with all of these interests to ascertain which can soonest give us a railroad. He was for ascer taining which would do this, and then he was cordially in favor of that. Major ./.*/?. JDorman thought that de cidedly the best railroad for Rockbridge was this new route, and he would build this first, if he could. But he thought it not wise to divert the subscription from the Valley railroad until we see what Baltimore will do and know more about the new line, lie suggested that the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Norfolk and Southsidc railroads might have a common trunk from Clifton Forge to Lexington, and then diverge? the one to Lynchburg and the other to Richmond. lie would work fur the new scheme, and if Baltimore does not act promptly lie would go for the transfer of our subscription, lie went jirst fer Virginia and her interests. Colonel F. T. Anderson then offered the following, which were accepted as a substi tute for General Moore's : "Resolved, That this meeting are earn estly in favor of the projected road from Lynchburg to Clifton Forge, or some other point on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, md deem it to the interest of the people ind county of Rockbridge to aid all in their power to the accomplishment of that great work ; and that a committee be appointed o confer with the friends of this new route yy correspondence or otherwise. "4< 2. Resolved, That, in the opinion of this Meeting, the county of Rockbridge is dodged to make good her subscription to he Valley railroad, provided the city of Baltimore and county of Augusta comply vitli the conditions, and assurance is made aire that the road will be speedily com >leted through her territory." General F. II. Smith earnestly and ably dvocated the new route as the best lor tockbridge and Virginia. Colonel William Allan made an able and ngeuious speech against the change, and in avor of the Valley'railroad, the best for the ountv. He was* more hopeful now than ver that this road would be speedily built, nd he believed that the Lynchburg and Jovington and the " air line ' to Richmond rould also be built in course of time. We egret that we have not space for a full ro od of his speech and of those of other gen temen who addressed the meeting. A proposition to postpone action was ist, and Colonel Anderson's resolutions rcre then unanimously passed. Lexington. Letter from Oinrlottesville. Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. Charlottesville, December 11,1SC0. No one can visit this beautiful Virginia jwu without having his love of the pic aresque abundantly gratified. The most ively landscape scenery stretches away be >re the gaze on every side, and the place, ke Jerusalem, is environed by hilly ulwarks. The climate is salubrious and elightful, free alike from the miasmatic ipors of the swamps and from the extreme Did of the more laountaiuoun sections of irginia. irginia. The educational facilities are unsurpassed 7 any place in the United States, as the able old University?the grandest inonu tcnt of Jefferson's fame and genius?is . j ? rniio Af town. Added cnt of ueuersoii ? tuated within a mile of the town. Added i all this, the population is of the best class ' Virginians?composed chiefly of beauti il luaies and courteous gentlemen and ell-belicved children?and till the people e prepared to extend a hearty welcome to ranger* ( tiyiae ot the merchant* will even * stranger In," If they me at a chance to do It, scriplurally. * | It has been demonstrated that the grane may be successfully cultivated in this Pied mont section, and soon we expert to see our romantic hillsides covered with grace- i rul Vines loaded with ripening clusters of this luscious fruit. As the culture of the grape is very profitable, we invite land-buv elsewher .^Ve U3U Ca^'' ore Purchasing A striking feature of Charlottesville i? wliat we may call its cawnity. The people are not at all dogged in their demeanor, but the houses are all well dogged, each con raining at, least one specimen of the race, i | urs of high and low degree mav be found in the greatest abundance, and he who lon~s to ?? hear the honest watch-dog's bark " noes not long in vain. Astronomers mav here studv without a telescope both the " ca nts major - and the " cam's minor." Inshort, we are sorrv to note that the scriptural in junction Beware of dog3 " is so little ob served that many of the young gentlemen here dog-the steps of the belles when they take an evening promenade." Salmon, who recentlv murdered hismo t her, will be tried at the n^xt session of our circuit court, in May. The sentiment of) the community generally is against him, but it is feared that the evidence will be in sumcient for his conviction. .News scarce and in demand. Eggs and demand Calico plentiful, but not in Nothing induces your correspondent to send tins communication fas vou have al ready discovered) but a disease "which large ly prevails near the University called the cucoelhes scribend>. Vedette. Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. "NY Yi'HEViT.le, Va., December 11, 186'!). Suiter, arrested for the murder of Miss Bails in Bland county some time since, has been refused bail, and will be tried bv Judge Tipton at a called court, at Bland Court house, in January. Judge Tipton is to trv thi< case for Judge Johnston, lately elected to the united States Senate. Suiter is the second party arrested for the murder of Miss Bails. Much interest is felt in this case 111 this section. Mountaineer. Dr. J.S. Pendleton, of this city, has sold a portion of his farm, near New" Glasgow, in Amherst county, to Mr. Green, a north ern gentleman, for ?3,000. The tract sold embraces about seventy-five acres.?Lynch burg Xeics. The Times did not state the elevation of I White-Top mountain upon the authoritv of Mr. R. H. Fitzhugh, but upon the high authority of Colonel B. M. Jones, Chief! Engineer of the Norfolk and Great West ern railroad. In the article we wrote we did not mention the name of Mr. Fitzhugh. Some of our exchanges made the mistake and the Dispatch copied it.?Danville Times. The emigration to Eastern Virginia from the North steadily increases. Along the Orange and Alexandria railroad Thousands of acres have been taken up by northern men. Mr. Charles Paxson, a wealthy citi zen of northern Peunsylvavia, lias" pur chased a farm of six hundred acres near Lcesburg for ?50,000. Affairs In East Tennessee. Corrcsponueucc of :he Richmond Dispatch. December 11, 18C9. Many emigrants are coming to Eastern and Middle Tennessee from Ohio and Penn sylvania. Others, however, are leaving Tennessee and seeking homes in Texas and Arkansas. Good feeling is now prevailing pretty gen erally throughout all this section of country, and it isgrowiDg stronger, through the inte rests of business and a common cause. Some degree of interest is manifested in the selection of candidates for the Conven tion to revise the State Constitution. The election comes otT December 18th, while the proposed Convention meets the first Monday of January. The candidates thus far se lected seem to be the most able men of the several districts. The corn crop turned out better than was expected, though there is a scarcity in some counties. 1 fog-killing has commenced earlier, and large quantities of pork have been packed. It is now selling at 10c. Corn is selling at Otic. Owing to the short corn crop, wheat is selling somewhat higher, and is quoted at from ?1.10 to 81.25. The best, white wheat at one time brought ?1.50. J he graded school system is succeeding here only to a certain extent, and among (he lower classes. The people generally prefer select schools, although they do not pay to the cause of education the proper attention, nor are they anxious enough to build up good -chools. We have had but little.cold weather, and no snow except a little to the north of us. The weather here is now seasonable, and ?ome of the farmers have just finished seed ing wheat. i We are glad to hear of the improved pro !-pects in the Did Dominion, and trust the I good work will continue till the noble old I State is fully restored to prosperity. " Ken. Bold Robbery at Sandusky City.?San dusky City, Ohio, December 11.?The trea surer's ofhee of Erie county was entered bv burglars at 2 o'clock this morning, the sale blown open with nitro-glvccriuc, and the contents abstracted. The loss has not yet been ascertained. The safe is a perfect wreck. The court-house building was badly damaged. The thieves were probably alarmed at the force of the explosion, for thev left most of their tools and a conside rable quantity of money scattered on the floor. Tlicy stole a hand-car at the depot, and went to Mourooville, leaving the ear there. .No further trace of them has been discovered. Inspector of Buildings.?The people of :t. Louis now see the necessity of an in spector of buildings, and of an inspector, too, who will inspect them before they fall into ruins. Ife is to keep his eye on struc tures as they go up or as they are repaired; he is to be applied to for nerini>sion to build; when applied to, lie is to examine the ground; he is to look after buildings ?'in danger of falling" ; and if he does his duty unflinchingly he will be a highly use ful and unpopular oilioer. The new bill also contains stringent regulations as to ma terials and methods of building, and if it is thoroughly enforced there will be no more tumble-down "accidents" in St. Louis.? Now York Tribune. It is contemplated to make'a railroad from ocean to ocean across Guatemala. It was discovered Saturday that the new York State bounty bonds to the amount of ?100,000 have been altered by some expert forgers and negotiated. BANKS AND BANKERS. rriIE COMMERCIAL SAVINGS BANS, AT FAKMVILLE, YA., IS NOW PREPARED TO RECEIVE, AND SOLICITS DEPOSITS. Those remaining four months ami over at the rate of rix nor cent. ; under four months, ?t live per rent. Depositors cau draw six per cent. Interest very four months. Oiilce at old Farmers ItaDk. DISCOUNT DAY?THURSDAY. C. liEAI). President. JOHN II. KNIGHT, Cashier. Directors William R. Berkeley, Samuel B. McKlnuey, Joseph W. Gill-.. John A. Dalby, Thomas J. Davis. K. T. Httbard, Jr. Stockholders .?P. W. McKlnney, P. A. Forbes, II. G. Richardson, Jr.. R. .1. McKlnney, John R. Wilson, A. D. Dickinson, Richard Mcll wralue, George D. Saunders, F. D. Irving, George J. Hundley, N". F. Bocock, W. F. Jiocock, Thomas E. Perklnson, S. O. Soutnall, C. M. Walker, H. P. Walker, Ml C. Elcan, William E. Gannaway, John W. Wilson, Spencer & White, N. E. Venu ble, A. B. Venabie, II. R. Hooper, Silas Blglow, B. S. Scott A Co., John A. Scott. Jr., A. W. Smith, W. L. Lancaster, James D. Crawley, no 30?Tu&Tb4w Thomas branch & co.. No. i"ii Main st'relt, Richmond, Va. THOMAS BRANCH & SONS, 9 OLD STREET. PETERSBURG. BRANCH, SONS ? CO., Broad street, Augusta, Ga., BANKERS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, ALLOW SIX I'LL. CENT. INTEREST on deposits, subject to sight checks; negotiate LOANS, buv end sell SECURITIES on commission, and draw SIGHT STERLING BILLS OD all cities of Great Britain and the Continent for any emus from ?1. be IS?3m Baled shucks. BALED CLOVER HAY-, BALE D TIMOTIIY HAY, BALED STRAW, MILL OFFAL. GRAIN, and SCREENINGS. CHARLES L. TODD, da u Sixth and Clay. inn BUSHELS PRIME POTATOES, lU' 7 fo?- sale by barrel or bushel, by st U ALLISON' A AvVlCOy. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. LATEST WASHINGTON NEWS. 3pcct.il U-loprnnj to the D!"?p,itch. "Washington, December 13,1869. A STRUGGLE BETWEEN TWO COMMITTEES. The struggle going on between the Ways and Means Committee and the Banking and Currency Committee for jurisdiction over matters of finance, e spec'ally the question relative to a return to specie payments, is likely to result in the givingof the subjects to the latter committee. Each committee desires to have the credit of originatingand preparing a plan to return to specie pay ments. There is chance for Buncombe in it. A rule of the House and its origin clearly show that the Banking and Currency Com mittee is the proper body in which incuba tion should take place. Hon. S. S. Cox. ""hen formerly in Congress, originated a rule by which subjects previously swallowed up in the Ways and Means Committee were handed over to a new committee, and out of this proposition was organized the Ap propriation and Banking and Currency Com mittees, and it was resolved that the Ways and Means Committee be Intrusted with the mode of raising revenue ; the Appro priation Committee, purposes of disburse ment; and the Banking and Currency Com mittee, questions affecting the currency, specie payments, and matters pertaining to finance in the general acceptation of that term. DEPARTMENT OP INTERNAL REVENUE. The proposition to make a Department of Internal Revenue meets with general ap probation among senators and representa tives, and there is reason to believe that a bill for that purpose will pass in Congress early in January. There is no disposition to take up that or any other subject that floes not require immediate action until af ter the holidays. It is understood that Mr. Delano will be the new member of the Cabi net should the hill pass. CUBA?BELLIGERENT RIGnTS. When the House gets into Committee of j the Whole on the .State of the Union, Mr. Fitch (Republican member from Nevada) proposes to make a speech in favor of ac cording belligerent rights to Cuban insur gents. His name is the second on the speak ers' list for Committee of the Whole. Mr. Fitch has the repute of an eloquent and ac complished orator. His argument will go to show that the insurgents have estab lished a de facto government, and all the facts and circumstances, as well as the unanimous sentiment of the citizens of the United States, demand that our Govern ment should accord belligerent rights to struggling Cubans. OBJECTIONS TO THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINATIONS FOP. CIRCUIT JUDGES. It was supposed the President's nomina tions for new circuit judges would he promptly confirmed by the Senate, but tiiere is a halt upon three of the nominees, and some threatenings as to two others. Objections are made that Mr. McKennon, of Pennsylvania, nominated for the third circuit, has not had sufficient experience in judicial practice; that Mr. Yea'man, of Kentucky, nominated for the sixth circuit, is not sound on political questions, and is not much of a lawyer; and thai Judge Pcarre, of 31d., nominated for the fourth circuit, was once charged with the offence of making use of a cancelled three-cent postage stamp. Upon inquiry it is found this charge is based on an occurrence of more than twenty years ago; that when made it was promptly met by Judge Pearre; that the then Postmaster-General directed the instant dismissal of the* ease, so utterly unfounded and malicious was the imputation, and that charge has not since been trumped up until Judge l'earre was nominated to the Senate. Friends of a prominent Maryland com petitor for the position are said to be re sponsible for the resurrection of the impu tation on Judge Pcarre's character. The Senate will confirm the nomination, and probably all remain except Teaman, whose nomination, report says, has been withdrawn. SENATOR DRAKE WANTS TnE SUPREME COURT AND FEDERAL CONSTITUTION SET ASIDE. Senator Drake let otl a characteristic speech in the Senate to-day in support of his bill to set aside the United States Su preme Court and the Federal Constitution by the passage of one little act of Congress. The burthen of his song was that we should fall back upon the people for decisions of disputed questions, and their voice Would be far better and stronger a thousand times than the judgment of jurists, even if there were a supreme court sitting in every room and hall of the capitol. Such was the way this profound expounder of the Constitu tion put it. His argument abounded with legal here sies and propositions that the merest tyro at law would be ashamed to advance. GENERAL R0SECRAN3. General Rosecrans arrived here to-day. Rumor says be comes to procure legislation in a big mining and railroad affair, in which the Government is expected to give aid. "Wallace. Congressional. Washington, December 13?House.? Mr. Butler asked for the printing of the three >ills for the admission of Virginia, in order hat the Reconstruction Committee's action o-inorrow might be expedited. A vast number of DilN were introduced mder the regular call of States, including nnny for the relief of political disabilities. Among the bills introduced was one to juihl a United States court-house at Ka eigh, N. C., and one providing for the pay ment of loyal citizens for quartermaster and jommlssary stores taken bv Federal troops. A resolution was offered endorsing the President's views regarding a reciprocity rruty with Canada, and one for adjourning rom December 22d to January 5th. Mr. Butler offered a resolution directing lie Committee of Ways and Means to report a bill taxing incomes from interest m bonds. The Banking and Currency Committee svas ordered to report oil the cause of, and remedv for, gold fluctuations. A petition from 72,00) citizens of Mew fork for the recognition of Cuba as a bel ligerent was referred to the Committee of Foreign Relations. A bill relieving three persons from polic ial disabilities was passed, and goes to the President. During the discussion it was announced that the Reconstruction Com mittee is considering a bill for a general imnesty. After discussing the census bill the House idjourned. Senate. ? Mr. Carpenter introduced a joint resolution forbidding the departure of the Spanish gunboats. Mr. Kellogg introduced a bill authorizing the location of a navv-yard at New Orleans. Mr. Pomeroy, with commendatory re marks, presented a petition for the recogni tion of Cuba. After discussing the bill relating to the Supreme Court, the Senate adjouihed. Virginia and Georgia. Washington, December 13.?The pros pect of Virginia's admission are very bright to-day. The bill from the Reconstruction Com mittee regarding the reconstruction of Georgia follows up the suggestions of the President, with the addition that the recon structed Legb-lature shall be provisional until the representatives and senators from that State are seated. A canvass of Cougress shows that action toward Georgia will be withheld until after the meeting of the Georgia Legislature, when, if the negroes are reseated, the mat ter will be dropped ; but if not, the mea sures foreshadowed in Mr, Carpenter* bill and Mr. Morton's -amendment will be en* forced. Governor Bullock urges immedi ate action in the matter. Senator Trum bull, in committee, opposed the whole movement. He is alone, however. I Second Dispatch. "Washington, December 1.3.?tn the [ House to-day Mr. Butler introduced- Mr. Farnswortb's bill admitting Virginia with out anv qualification. Mr. Fame offered o substitute to the same effect, with the addition of reciting thai the State has been reorganized under the re construction Laws. Mr. Butler also introduced a bill declaring the Constitution of Virginia to be republi can in form, with a preamble to the effect that? u Whereas pledges have been given that the people of Virginia will support and de fend the Constitution of the United States and carry out the provisions of the Consti tution submitted under the reconstruction acts of Congress, and ratified by the people of that State in letter and sp'irit ; there fore? 44 lie it resetted, That tho State of Virgi nia is entitled to representation iu the Con gress of the United States." These several propositions were referred to the Reconstruction Committee, which meets to-morrow, and were ordered to be printed. The bill for reconstructing Georgia per mits the Governor to name a day for con vening the Legislature, and the President, on his application, is authorized to employ the army nnd navy to enforce the act. Mr. Morton offered an amendment making the adoption of the fifteenth amendment conditional to rstidaiisslon. United States Supreme Court?Taxa tion of National Onnx Voles. Washington, December 13.?United States Supreme Court.?In a case involv ing the constitutionality of the Federal law taxing the circulation of State banks, tho court decides the notes taxable. On the point that the tax is excessive, the court declare? that it has no power to restrain the taxing power of the Government as far as the rate is concerned. Judges Davis and Nelson dissented from the opinion of the court. Misocllnueou?. Washington, December 13.?The Presi dent has withdrawn the nominations of Daniel A. f-nyder, assessor for tho fourth Georgia district, and II. L. Jones, receiver of public moneys at New Orleans. The revenue receipt? to-day were $700,000. The Judiciary Committee willteport un favorably upon* the nomination of leaiuan for the 'sixth circuit judgeship unless the President withdraws hi? name. The State Department has official informa tion that twenty-one States have udoptcd the fifteenth amendment. Destructive Fire lu Albemarle?Arrest of the Incendiaries. s'peclnJ telegram to the Dispatch. Charlottesville, December 13,ISOt). The tobacco barn and a large rick of straw belonging to Mr. Fountain Marshall, near Charlottesville, was set on lire by iucendia rics Wednesday night and burned, with some 0,000 pounds of tobacco. Detective Robert B. Craddock, of Richmond, being in the vicinity, was sent for, and yesterday succeeded in arresting two uegroes, named Chris, and Bcllfield Nelson. They were ex amined this morning before Justice Thorn Icy, and committed until the March term without bail. M. Alabama Lcfislatiirc-Equnl Privi lo^es. Montgomery, Ala., December 13.?The Senate sj>etiV the morning discussing a bill allowing equal privileges on railroads and steamboats, and an amendment .offered to provide separate but equal accommodations. Mr. Royal was: the only colored senator who favored the amendment. He de nounced the bill as a piece of demagoguerv, and asserted that his race did riot a-4; social equality. The amendment was voted down. in the House the Judiciary Committee was instructed to report a bill "to abolish all lotteries in the State. In the debate on this bill bribery was much talked of. This Legislature has been in session thirty days, at a cost of ?-10,000, and only eight bills have been sent to the Governor for his approval. Altered National Roiifl %? Heavy Fraud. New Yoke, December 13.?The Commer cial .suvs there is considerable excitement over the discovery of a large amount of United States bonds altered lrom ?1,000 to ?10,000. The firm of Geary & Co. are im plicated in their circulation, and the Stock I Exchange oilers 83,000 for the arrest of Geary. Jlnnicipal Flection In Boston. Boston, December* 13.?Mayor Shurtleff (Democrat) was reelected to-duy by a heavy plurality. . Foreign News, SPAIN. Paris, December 13.?Private advices from Madrid say that General Prim contem plates proclaiming Urn Duke of Genoa King and himself Regent during the Duke's mi nority. Prim denies this contemplated coup d'etat, but believes that an immense majo rity of the people are in favor of the Duke. Madrid, December 13.?There is great rejoicing here over the release of the Spanish gunboats by the United States. GREAT BRITAIN. Liverpool. December 13.?The American shin Crescent City, from Savannah, October 30tn, lor Liverpool, loaded with cotton, was abandoned at sea. London, December 13.?The Government has determined to send .0,000 troops to Ire land. Upon the meeting of Parliament a bill will be introduced authorizing the sus pension of habeas corpus, ROME. Rome, December 13.?The Pope decrees the dissolution of the Ecumenical Council in case of his death, so that only the cardi nals may vote for his successor. SOUTH AMERICA. Rio Janeiro, November '23, via Lisbon, December 13.?Lopez has been driven from several position", losing heavily in.men and material. At last accounts the allies were approaching Iquaterny. FRANCE. Paris. December 13.?The annual report of the Minister of Finance is satisfactory. .Stock of Sugar in Cuba. Havana, December 13.?Sugar is un changed, and business is checked for want of stock! The stock at Havana and Matau zas is 71,000 boxes and 2,000 hogsheads. TOJI.ET ARTICLES. VEW ? PERFUMES AND TOILET AETICLES LARGE ASSORTMENT?at P. E. DUPUY'S, de 3 427 Broad street. NTOVES AND TT3TWARK STOVES! ~ I ij TINWARE !! UOUSE-FCRNLBUING GOODS! .'I CHARLES G. GREGORY Is receiving, and keeps constantly on band, a largt assortment of the moat Improved patterns of COOKLNG-STOVES, for wood or coaL. PARLOR STOVES of every description. The celebrated fuel-saver, "MORNING GLORY" ; the SHEPHERD COOK, for wood; MORNING and EVENING STAR EXTENDED-TOP COOK ING-STOVES, the bc-;t In use, which will be sold at tiro lowest prices, oc 2_3m No. 1117 MAIN STREET. QUNNYSIDE TKIUMPUANT.?The k? only premium given by the Virginia State Agri cultural Society for stoves was awarded the SCN N YSIDE STOVE. For sale only by MOCNTCAS TLE. 520 Broad street. This Stove heat3 one or more rooms, and la un surpassed for economy, cleanliness, and heating power. no ID?dAitw GE ST THE BEST. FIREPLACE STOVE, VOJk HEATING TWO AND THREE BOOMS. THE BEST STOVE OCT. The undersigned would respectfully refer to the numerous clttzons to whom ho has told these stoves as to their economy, convenience, and cleanliness. JOHN HoWERS, l'iv>ml., r and Gas-Fitter, ami denier In .Tin and W oodware, Ilouse-Furnlshlng Goods, Ac., Iron. Front Bail ding. Governor ?Uwt. w? a Financial and Commercial. Grain and Flotir Market. CoKN AVI) Kl.om EXCHJtKO*,! Richmond; Va., December it, 1M?. f orrr.Rivop. Wheat.?'White, 1.450 bushels. Red, 1,040 booth* Cl? Corn,-Whlt*. LUG bushel*. Yellow, W baabeU. Mixed. 428 bus**]*. Onf*.?'\0 hu?h*l8. ffve.?loo htiohel*. ileal.?8-1 bushels. SA17**. Wheat .TTWfo. T-l hn-hcls f??r *1 $1.15! W >)p-h''l- good at 811 87$: SIS bushel* 'ilr on nrlwt* forms; ISO hushM* verv -rood at *1.40* 53 bn?b ??Is at *1.25?tot"*1, 82? ,bushel*. Red, 151 bushels ""od on r>*1r-to to'Tji": l.-'t hn*hol* pHme on prlvste term*; 1ST hn?M? rood rr> nrlvsfc 'crm* : 2"" hn?hel* o-irr>o at. *1.324" 35* Imshc)* vorv rood jit?i.3?: 17* haihsl* tooO at '>1.2?$; 52 bushelsf*Jr if *l.?5?fofnl. 2.5.10hnshets. Com.?1Vhth?, fi? bushels nrt ?>n private term* J jes bn-hcls damn newnt *?*<*.?iofal. y.io* hn?h*l*. Mixed. 13* hnshols new if 90e. ; 1?0 r>n?hel* Vf'f ?lamp new at 30c.; 22 b"?he1* old at *1.04?total; 42? hu?be1s. Oafs.?102 bpsbols good on p"1vte term* : !WhO?h e1? von-co d ot. 5io.; ?tt bushels goid at 53c.?to tal. 42*hncb'??. P?e.? ion bushel* prime at *1.10. ileal.?New Country?IS bushels very good at $1. RE-EXHIBITED. Oats.?202 bushels. Remarks ?Offeringsof Wheat on (Change to day 1,-150 huehels white and 8.040 bushels red. of which 322 bushels while and 1550 bushels red were sold?leaving oyer 023 bushels white and 400 bush els red. Market moderately active., and prices -?toady. Off,-rings of Corn. 1.828 bushels; sale*. 1.525 bushels; market falrLv active, and price* unchanged. It Is worthy of note that the offering* of Corn on 'Change to-day exceed the offerings on 'Change on the corresponding day of last year by sonic 18 bushels. 0?ts rather dull and price*. If anything, tending downward. Rye Id demand, and advance)! 2$e, Offerings of (train on 'Change on the corre sponding day of la-t year were : Wheat?'White. 082 bushels: red, 888 bushels. Rye. 54 bnshels. Corn, 1,812 bu-bels?all t"ld. Oats, 2.242 bushels. Prices on that day were ; Wheat?WhPe, very good. $2.37$; red, very good. *2.13. Corn?White, prime new. 0)c. Oats?Very good. C2Jc. It will be thus seon that the quantities of Corn of fered on 'Change to-dai and on the corresponding day of last year .ire very nearly alike, and that the price is precisely alike. , Flour. We quota Flour to-day : Superfine, from $5.50 to *3.75 ; extra. *6; family, *7.25 to *7.58. Richmond Tohaceo Market. December 13 There his been but llt'le done In old Tobacco In our market during the past two weeks, and, accordingly, we do not change quota tions of such. Receipts of new Tobacco 4n tho loose state are very heavy, but It Is generally of poor quality and very wet; very little new in bogs- ? heads offered. Common lugs range from $6 to $5.50; good !up? *5.50 ?o *7. These quotations are for prized tobacco. In loose parcels there U but little difference from the above. We quote old a* before : Lugs?Fhlnplng. green or unripe, common to medium. shipping, ripe. In good order. $s.5fl<ft*10; working, common to medium, $to working, good, *lo.So<?f$12; bright smoking or working, common to medium, $126$$17: bright smoking or working, good to fine, |18^i$30; frosted. *7.5u<ff$*.50. Leaf.?Shipping, short dark, In good order, $10.50 ?$12-: shipping, short dark, in soft order. $8<3 * $io.6o; shipping, In good order, long dark, rich and waxy. $12?i$10; shipping, In soft order, long dark", rich ""and waxy, *lo^$11.50; English ship ping, $ll<j7$15; stemming, short and long. $10<ffi *14 : bright wrappers, medium to good, W?^?$5o; bright wrappers, tine to oxtra. 0; snn curuii. medium, flldli 18; sun-cured, fine, $14^5 $20; frosted, 3>8.5Pift?$lo.30. Domestic >InrkeU? [BY TBUSOliAPXl]. Nnxv Voiik. December 13? Aiion.?Stocks m toady >nd dull. Money, 7 per ???.nt. Sterling?L?ng, [oe}; short, loo}. 5-20'h. '<*2, coupons, 115. Ten uesscc 0's?Ex-coupons, Co; new, I3j. Virginia I'm?Ex*coupons, 43: new, 53f. North Carolina i's?Old, 43} ; now, 30}. Floor 5c. lower. wheat dnll and declining. Corn dull but tirnier. Pork dull; new mess. ?32.!3. Lard dull at 10}'*. Cotton quiet at 56}o. Turpen 'Inn weak at l.V. Itoslu dull at 06 for itralned. Fn lchl dull. Evening.-'Cotton quiet and rather heavy: sales l,7oo bales at 25}c. F!>'Ur heavy and 5<ff!Wc. lower; hu per line State, $4.5Cf3$}4.S0; soutbern?cominon io fair extra, $5 13^4s(t. Wheat .dlghtly favors buyers and Is rather more active; winter red western, >?1 30^91.33 Corn a shade llrmer J mixed west.tii, *l.U@?il.X3. 1*. rk heavy; new. H32jd ?32.75. Lard heavy ; kettle, lG}tfC20c. Wblskev, ?1.02}?5>l.o3}. Groceries dnll. Turpentine, 430 tie. Knsln, $2J//*8. Fieights quiet; cotton, per steam. J. M ney active at 7 per cent, cnrrcncy to gold. Sterling dull at 108}. Cold dull at 122}. Govern ments closed heavy; 6-2o's, '62, 111}. Southern securities generally steady, blocks unsettled, closing with a downward tendency. Baltimore, December 13.?Cotton firm ; mid dling uplands, 23c. Flour dull, with buyer* de manding concession?. Wheat dull at $1.3Sj?$l.M. Corn -White. 80(ft)se<?.: yellow, 8C0)91c. 0"ts firm Cixcimn'ati, Peecmber 13 ?Com steadv; new, 75'*. ; ol'L 90c. Whl-key. 07tf?93c.. with a light de mand. Pork quiet and steady at 153. Shoulders, ll&l.'Jc. ; sides, PJ'^lStc. Lard 17J@1T'C. Locisvillv. December 13 Corn quiet et ?5e. Provisions on let. Mess Pork. *31.50. fchotilders, 15c.; clear bldea, 15}c. Lard, 18}c. Whiskey qaiot at 08c. New Orleans, December 13.? Cotton actiro and tlrmer at 24}c. ; sales. 5,169 ba!*s: rc'dpt*, 0.510 bales. Exp .rts-To Liverpool, 2,435 bales; to Havre, 1,130 bales; Bremen. 2,111 balos: Barce lona, 019 bales. Sugar tlrm ; prime, 12j@l3}c, Slo b-uses?Prime 05$<J8c. Gold, 122}. Now York eight, }c. discount. Foreign Market*?[By Telegraph] . London*, December 13 ? Voon. ? Consols, 92}. United bt ifes bonds, 85}. Tallow, 479. Liverpool, December 13?Sooru?Cotton firm; uplands, 11 jd. ; Orleans, l-'Jd.estimated salM, 15.000 bales, Liverpool, December 13?Afternoon.?Fotk quiet. Frcn/nf/.-Cotton steady and unchanged; sslca 12.000 bales, including 2,000 for export and specu lation. * Paris, December is.?Bourse !opened firm; rentes, 73f. 15c. Havre, December 13 Cotton opens active at 133} on the spot, and 135} afloat. 0 KOOHS AND STATIONERY. UR BOOKBINDURY AND BLANK-BOOK MANUFACTORY. The subscribers arc prepared to BIND BOOKS aud to manufacture BLANK-BOOKS, from the Smallest to the largest, in the beat stria, and suit* d to every business purpose. Parties who contemplate opening now sets of books 1st of January* 1*70, can have them made to order, or supplied from a large stork on our shelves. WOODHOUbE & I'A It HAM, de ? 1205 Main street. Account books^isto.-now is THE TIME TO GIVE YOUR ORDERS. RANDOLPH & ENGLISH, 1318 Main street, nre prepared to manufacture all kinds of BLANK BOOKS In the be*t style. Large stock of Law and Miscellaneous Books, Blank Books, stationery, Musical and Fancy Goods. * no 27 TO TEACHERS AND SCHOLARS.? JL SCHOOL -B DO KM AND STATIONER V, wholesale and retail, at .JOHN H. WALSH'S, No. 116 Broad street. Just received, afresh wupply of SCHOOL-BOOKS aud SCHOOL and OFFICE STATIONERY, which will be Mold at very low pricea. Great inducement# to TEACHERS. The current literature of the day kept on band, andnew hooks received as soon an published. se 2tf ? A CHINE B Y, &c, HICHAKD MOUTOif, WILLIAM KEEP, CLAKKXCK L. JACK80X. "\fORTON, REED & CO., No. 6/5 soutU liJL Gay street. Baltimore. RAILWAY AND MACHINISTS' SUPPLIES of every fcJnd; Mo tale, Macblucrv,Tool-, Ac.; Leather Belting? and GuuiGood-<; Car Springs. Ac.; Lubricating Oils; Brass Goods ; BoR?, Nuts, Ac. se 27?cod Tin M ACHINE SHOP. SLOAT A ADDINGTON. MACHINISTS. Wo una and Office j 1415 Cakt street, ne as Focuteentu, Richmond, Va. ALL KINDS OF XEW~WORK; REPAIRING STEAM-ENGINEH and BOILERS in city and country; TOBACCO WORK of all kinds made aud repaired, with all kinds of eteam-flttingM for same; PLATFORM and other SCALES AD JUSTED and RF.I'AIRKD. Exclusive agents fbr JUDSON'S PATENT STEAM-ENGINE GOV ERNOR. SELDEN'S PATENT STEAM-EN GINE PACKING, Utlca Steam Gauge Company's STEAM GAUGES. Every one of these gauge* are warranted for a yes: . We kuow them to bo the befct gauge uow in use. Tfcey are LX&t? In price than nuv other make, A full line of the above ar ticles al?av? on hand. We also keep HOLLAND'S PATENT SELF-FEEDING OIL-CUP, for ?Raft ing aud ail kinds of machinery, which savea ninety per cent, of oil. ThU is the newctt and tost thing now out. Come and see it and us. GEORGE B. SLOAT. tsrll A. JACKSON ALDINGTON. PROFESSIONAL CABD8. JQR. Z. B. HERNDON. OFFICE AT ULS RESIDENCE, CORNER OF FRANKLIN AND JRFFERSO'-f STREETS. oe 4?3:u pOODE & ATKINS, IX ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Boydton, Mecklenburg county, Virginia, practice In the oourta of Mecklenburg. Lunen-, burg, ami Brunswick oountlea, and la the Unlu i State* Courts at Richmond. . mtSMxnk