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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.
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de 3 427 Broad street.
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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
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ST THE BEST.
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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, *[email protected]?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 [email protected]'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, [email protected]}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.
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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.?
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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;
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ACHINE SHOP.
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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
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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. .
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