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Ktrfitmnul iOi.'jjutfiii THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 1S70. West Virginia's Portion of the State Debt We published yesterday an articlc from the Western Democrat upon the subject of the public debt of Virginia. The ficmocrr ' is we believe, a Democratic paper, is published in the town in which r-sidc J. y\. Bkxnktt, formerly Auditor of ? his State, Jons Branson, formerly a ??ate Senator, and other persons who ought (<? have cre ated a sounder public opinion in that town than the article from the Democrat indi cates as existing The designation of out chief executive officer as a " carpet-bag Governor'' is rather amusing than other wise. consi<lfi in# whence it comes. But the gener.ll tone of the article is highly ob jectionable. For instance, the Democrat says : ??The share we (West Virginia) should "bear in the bonds of Virginia can never " be allowed to exceed the nionov raised by "them and appropriated tcilhin our terri "tory. To this extent wc will go, and no "further." ? Such a basis as t his for the adjustment of the relative portion of the public debt which each of the two States shall pay is so unjust that it would amount to an outrage upon Virginia. A large portion of the debt in question was contracted in con structing the Covington and Ohio rail road and the James River and Kanawha canal, both of which improvements were intended as much for the benefit of West Virginia as of Virginia. Indeed, it may be snfely assumed that nine-tenths of the pub lic debt of Virginia was authorized by the votes of what were called ** western mem bers ot our Legislature? that is, men who lived west of the I>lue Ridge. It is well known that tho tide-water region of Vir ginia always opposed the appropriation of I public money to the construction of works ' of internal improvement. 3ir. Seg/r was almost the sole exception in his day umong the tide-water members. To the two works we have named mil- j lions of dollars were voted by western members, and voted for the purpose of nf fordiug an outlet to maiket to the products of West Virginia. One of those great works penetrates the very centre of West Virginia, and the other lacks but a few miles of touching her border ; and yet we are seriously assured that West Virginia will pay not one dollar of this immense debt ! If she had iiad to open channels to market at her own expense, she would have opened them just where thesearc, and commenced them just where these were commenced ; and yet she will not con tribute a dollar towards paying tor them! To state the proposition is to show its shameful nature, and is enough to cause every honest man in the land to cry out w-ith indignation at so base an attempt to evade a just debt. We are not yet ready to believe that the people of West Virginia are so dishonest as the Weston* Democrat ' represents them to be. Further to show the nature of the Dun ocrat's proposition, let us assume that it is a reasonable one. and proceed- to inquire which of the counties of Virginia as she uow stands must pay the folate debt. Ac coinac and Northampton are, of course, un der no obligation to pay any of it. They are cut off by water from the rest of the State, and have never had any public money expended within their borders to build railroads or canals. The counties of the Northern Neck are in a similar fortunate condition. They will have nothing to pay. The rich counties of .Rockbridge, Bote tourt, Buckingham, and many others, have Just the same excuse for repudiating the State debt that West Virginia has? name ly, that the money was not "appropriated within their territory." ' "?! mund cuy nscir. l l^ "5 '? commuuil.v '? ,iue p.latl'' b:l5 " L" cuse ffU .^-cllning to pay any part of the seeing that not only was. the money not ?? appropriated within her territory/' but she has paid out of her own pocket hundreds of lhou>ands of dollars to aid in the construction of lines of iutcrnal im provement which merely terminate here, just as the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad merely terminates in West Virginia. It is thus made clear that if the Democrat's idea be a sound one, there are very lew counties even iu Virginia which are under any moral obligation to pay a share of the pub lic debt. The creditors must be turned over to the counties within whose borders the money was expended. Perhaps the Democrat will answer that every county remaining in Virginia is both legally and morally bound to pay its pro portion of the State debt whether any of the money borrowed was expended within its limits or not. That is unquestionably true. Being true now, it was true ten years ago. And if it was true ten years ago, then every county in West Virginia was at that time legally and morally bound to pay its proportion of the State debt. Can anybody in the world tell us how these counties re lieved themselves of this legal and moral re sponsibility ? Will it be pretended that in the act of erecting them into a new State Congress changed the proportion of the debt lor which they were responsible ? Or did they relieve themselves? "Why, the operation of the bankrupt law ;s a slow process compared with this patent method of paying off old debts, llather than sub mit to such a divisiou of the burthen, let us carry the whole of it ourselves. As to whether West Virginia shall pay her share of the debt into the Treasury of Virginia, or issue her own bonds for it to certain of the persons now holding Vir ginia bonds, it may be remarked that it Is a question of no sort of importance. If any of our creditors will exchange our bonds for those of West Virginia we certainly shall not object. It would be the better arrangement of the two for our own pro tection, and might save future trouble, as it is hardly to be expected that West Vir ginia can now pay this debt. All that she can do will be to assume the debt and pay the interest upon it regularly. Governor Walkkb's reference to this point was doubt less intended rather to indicate that Vir ginia looks after the entire debt than that he would make any objection to such an ar rangement as the one we have hinted at. It will of course be hard so to divide the debt as to satisfy the people of both States. Yet, if the. West Virginia papers will let the people of that State see what is to be said upon our side of the question, as our pa pers will be sure to let the Virginia people see what is to be said on the other side, the difficulty will be somewhat less. It were a crying shame If an honest apportionment of an ascertained debt cannot be made be tween a mother and a daughter. The labor reform party of New Hampshire held a State convention at Concord Tuesday and nominated Mr. Lemuel P. Cooper, of Croyden, for Governor. The following Con Sressional nominations were made : First [strict, Mr. JKllery A. Hibbard, of Lsieonia; second district, Mr. William H. Gore, of Ware ; third district, Mr. E. P. Jiaker, of CUremont. J As-other New Movembkt.? The Rich ; mond correspondent of the Petersburg Index says : v> " There are rumors About town to-day of a new political move soon to be made, and it is said that some gentlemen are prepar ing a paper, tJ which they mean to get sig 'natures of ''tii1? "l)on tllc People to send . (lclecatA 'O ? population convention to be held n ',v 1,1 February. T have not yet been able to ascertain who* these movers are, but ihey nre ? operating: secretly and can /tiousjy, I have not heard who they are." If a mau will only continue to predict rain or snow day after day, he will, after a time, become just such a prophet as those excellent advisers who have for years counselled the Conservatives of Virginia to unite with the Northern Democrats, in asmuch as it is almost certain that we must act with these iu the Presidential campaign. Because it will, perhaps, be advisable in 1871 or 1872 to unite our fortunes with those of the northern Democratic party, it docs not follow that those Bourbon4* were right who, in opposed the new movement and the withdrawal of Colonel Withers. We suppose the new move above referred to is to be engineered by those fair-miuded gentlemen who call the Conservatives of Virginia "Conservative liepublicans," forgetting very conveniently that we were Conservatives in 18C7 and 18GS, and as such were represented in the Democratic National Convention. For our part, we have individually no particular objection to a State convention, it would not at all hurt our feelings to be called Democrats. We have always main tained that the talk about names was mere twaddle, bosh, ai!d humbuggery, and we propose to be consistent by not raising a question on the subject after our party shall have assumed a new cognomen. We only object to such a move now because we are apprehensive that it might result in splitting the Conservative party in twain, and because we can see no good purpose which a convention could possibly accom plish at present. Why will not these rest less Democrats consult prudence ? If it is oilice that they are after, we can tell them that they will be grievously disappointed if they supposed that when the name of the Conservative party is changed none but Democrats of the " old issue " are to be elected to otlice. Every man will continue to stand upon his own merits, and the fact that he was a Democrat before the war will not add to tin merits in the eyes of his fel low-citizen^. On the whole, we are dis posed to think that the Democrats who are probably the most restless now were not the mo?t trustworthy in the days that are past, aud are therefore not safe advisers. Letter from a Virgriiiinn In Bowion, [Oomtponilence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Boston, Deo. 25, 1S70. I arrived here last nisrht. This is my iirst visit to New England, and you may be as sured that a ride through Connecticut and .Massachusetts bv daylight was very inter est in? to nie. What strikes me with the most astonishment is the bleak and barren appearance ol* the couutry and its almost i total destitution of timber. You see little or no forest, and that which you do see is mostly second growth. Manufacturing seems to be the chief interest of the people. It is very seldom that you are out of sight of a village. The residences are very neat, and have the appearance of thrift and com fort. 1 have spent the day in the "Hub," which is claimed to be the Great IJead Centre of the Universe, where " great moral ideas" are sent out to the "rest of mankind." The weather here is very cold, yet I have felt it as cold in Virginia. There *i< but a slight fall of snow on the ground, but the air is biting. To-day about 12 o'clock I walked over the " Common,''* a uanie familiar with us all when boys who read Peter Parley's interesting stories. It is a beautiful park, and nicely planted with elms which must necessarily be a very at tractive place in the hot weather in sum mer. I noticed a venerable elm, which mu^t be at least two centuries oid. The liostoniaus seem to treat it with a cood deal of care. I notice that thev have covered some of t he decavccl^ some' j /.I'Qk.C'wHv 'uiVncnes, and have alto con nected others together by iron braces. It' is one ol the old landmarks of the Common . I Among the remiiii-ecnces connected with this ancient tree is one tlr.it the Kev. Jesse Lee, one of the pioneers of the Methodist Church, and uncle to the Rev. Dr. Leroy M. Lee, of the Virginia Conference, lias preached under its branches. But its days aie numbered, and in a few years it w ill ne cessarily go the way of all earthly rhinos. I attended thi> afternoon divine set vice in the street Methodist Church, and listened to a most eloquent and impressive sermon from the Rev. Mr. Chapman. It was free from all sectarianism, and was what might be callcd a practical sermon. More anon. B. The report is again revived, with assur ances of entire accuracy, that in the event of the passage by Congress of the bill now before the House Judiciary Committee pro viding for the acceptance by tho President, in certain cases, of the resignation of any United States Judge, and the granting of a pension equal to his pay for lite, Chiet Jus tice Chase will retire from the Supreme bench. The most prominent candidates [already named for the expected vacaucv are Mr. Justice -Miller and Senator "Wil liams, of Oregon. As the name of the lat ter, however, has been connected with so many high offices, it is proper to say that the Senator declares that he has never been offered any office by the President.? New York Tribune. Rev. Albert Barnes.? This eminent divine died at his residence, in this city, on Saturday, aged seventy-two. Truly, a prince and a great man has fallen In Israel, the name of Albert Barnes is more widely known throughout the world than that of auy Presbyterian minister of the present age. For the last forty years the events of his ministerial life have tjeen eminently and closely counected with the history of the Presbyterian Church in America. His written works, constituting a vast amount of religious literature, the result of labor probably without a parallel, have been wholly, or in part, published wherever the English language is ?poken, and in the lan guages of many of the civilized and semi civilized nations of the .world,? Philadel phia Age. Bankrupt Law.? The United States Dis trict Court ol' New Jersey has recently de cided that a lien on goods and chattels for rent due, or which may have accrued to a landlord under a State law, for the promises held by a bankrupt, is not disturbed by the provisions of the baukrupt act of March 2d, 1807. The court also held that the assignee in bankruptcv must pay out of the estate the reasonable expenses for the use and occupation of the rented premises by the United States marshal, for the storage and sale of the bankrupt's property. A deci sion to the same effect has been made by Chief Justice Chase. Increasing the Tax on "Whiskey.? Soon alter the recess an effort will be made to increase the tax on whiskey, with some prospect of success, it is said. It is stated that the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Gen. Pleasanton, favors such an increase, and that he will recommend to Congress to take off the tax on what are termed the necessaries of life, and put the difference on whiskey.? Forney's Press. The Missouri Democrat very truly re marks that the day of party organs is over, and that people want independent news papers. The Cornwall, Canada, woollen mill was burned Tuesday. Two hundred people throwfa out of employment ; loss, $300, 000; insurance, ?153,000. The woollen factory of Messrs. Edden & Co., of Boston, located at Creek Pond, West Haverhill, Mass., was burned Tues day. Loss, ?150,000. The Hiofre of Paris has added to the vocab ulary. Thus we hear of " pigeoning " mes sages and '* ballooning" dispatches. MABKIED. of the University of Virginia, to MAK^Kti i LEWIS, daughter of Col. Alexander G. Tall*- 1 fhrro, or Culpeper county, Va. ? I DIED. In New Orleans, on the 8?ih instant, of socriet fever, GEORGTE, daughter of Belle and the lata Major George Mc&nifrht, aged five years. WyThe FUNERAL SERVICES In memory of! RKA8TUS WILL ICY ROSS, who perished, In the 3ist ve*r of his sge, at the burning of the Spots wood Hotel on the morning of the 25th Decern tvyr, will he held at the Monumental Church on FKI DA V at 4 P. M. His friends, thopeof h?sfamlfyf and of &lr. Franklin Stearns, are Invited to attend1. 2t? aumm 1125" ELEGANT FANCY GOODS FOB 1 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAH. T. R. FRICE A CO. have Just opened Elegant POINT APLIQUE SETS and COL- i LARS; ? | LACE TRIMMED LINEN 9ET8, fancy boxes; HEMSTITCHED LAWN HANDKERCHIEFS, splendltf boxes ; .VALENCrA COLLARS, VALENCIA SETS. SEAMLESS KID GLOVE9, every shade; MARQUIS TWO-BUTTON GLOVES. None but bkst gloves sold. CLOAKS AND* SHAWLS : Superb assortment BLACK CLOTH CLOAKS; BROCHE SHAWLS, f20 tofCO; RICH bTRIl'ED, LONG, and SQUARE SHAWLS ; LONG and SQUARE BLANKET SHAWLS; HOUSE SHAWLS and SCARFS, Ac. DRESS GOODS : EMPRESS, nil colors; VELOURS; IRISH and FRENCH POPLINS; OTTOMANS, DELAINES ; Splendid POPLINS. 20, 2S; and 30c.; DIAGONAL POPLINS, very cl?np ; FIGURED DKLAINES; TYCOON JtEPS, Ac. M0URNINg""g00DS : BOMBAZINES, OTTOMANS, SATTEENS, REPS, MOHAIRS, TAMISE, Ac., of unequalled shade and finish ; with everything else needed in our line. T. R. PRICK & CO., dt> 24 1101 Main street. EST CHRISTMAS AT GOLDBACK'S. Just received, LACE, EMBROIDERED, INI TIAL, and other HANDKERCHIEFS; EM BP.OIDE KIES, COLLARS and CUFFS, GILT and JET JEWELRY, NAPKINS, FURS, JA PANESE SILK only $10, SHAWLS, SHIRTS* NECK-TIES, aud everything topladden the heart, from the smallest up to the giant, at A. GOLDBACK'S, de 21 607 Broad street, between eth and 7th. asr TO PHYSICIANS. We shall receive In a few days a supply of THE PHYSICIANS' DIARY, published by Tilden & Co., of New York, con taining a Visiting List, Diary, and Daily Memo randa, and many tables of valuable information for the profession. Sent to us for complimentary dl ttribntion. dc 24? ifisTuTh3t PURC ELL, L. (V.DD & CO. AST CHILDREN'S CHAIRS FOR CHRISTMAS, CHILDREN'S CHAIRS FOR CHRISTMAS ? 25 dozen CHILDRESS CHAIRS Just received at G. B. STACY & SON'S, 1309 ANI>131ft MAIN" ST., where can be found the largest and l#est-assortcd stock of FURNITURE and MATTRESSES in thocity. Don't fall to examine before buying. de 22 BOOKS AND STATIOWTEKY. JgLA2sTK BOOKS, LEDGERS, DAY BOOKS, JOURNALS, CAS 3 BOOKS, RECORD, ORDER, INVOICE, RAILROAD RECEIPT, MONEY RECEIPT, NOTE, DRAFT, COLLECTING, MONEY, MEMORANDUM. PASS. Indeed, a full stock f'f BLANK BOOKS of every description, which we invite bnyers to examine, dc 28? Ct BAUGHMAN B KOS. & CO. ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1S71. ? G.'ve early order for BL AUK liuOKS to he us In Jan uary, .i3 they are better when well season ed. BOOKS made in the best siyleatixo. 1318 Mam street. i.arge stock of A CCOUNT BOOKS alw ays on hand, Stud for Calendar, 1871. de 24? dts J. W. RANDOLPH & ENGLISH. LD AND NEW FIRMS WHICH PUR POSE opening new account books on the 1st of January, 1671, will flud it more satisfactory to have their BLANK BOOKS made up In advance of requirement for use. We are prepared to re. elve orders from mer-! chants, bank- rs, and othem for SINGLE BOOKS or COMPLETE SETS, we promise good books at as low prices as cap be tntde. WOODHOLJSE & PA REAM, no 18 lffi5 41 a hi street. 0 J. HOOVER, PUBLIShER OF FINE CHROMOS, WHOLESALE, ?04, Mnrket street, Philadelphia, [no IS? 3ju] ice-cream, JELI/r, dc. 1871. KE??*S- 1871. ORNAMENTED CAKES, ICE-CREAM IS FORMS, JELLY, CHARLOTTE RUSSE, PYRAMIDS, WRIGAT BASKETS, FANCY C'AKKS, ALMONDS, RAISINS, Ac., FOR NEW YEALt'S RECEPTIONS, AT ANDREW PIZZINI & CO.'S, de 28 ? lw 807 Broad street. THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.^ NEW YEAR. ? Our office will be closed MONDAY, 2d January. 1871. 1'ajments ma turing then will be attended to SATURDAY, the 31st instant. de 29 ? 3t LANCASTER & CO. office Richmond and petebsbubg) RAILBOAD COMPANY. > Richmond, Va., Dec. 23, 1870. ) THE FREIGHT OFFICES OF THIS JL company will be CLOSE ?? on MONDAY, the 28th Instant, and on MONDAY, the 2d day of Jan uary, 1871. The train for Clover Hill will leave the pits on TUESDAY. 27th. THURSDAY, the 29th, and S \T URDAY, the 31st instant, at 8:30 A. M., connect ing at Chester with accommodation trains on this road. Returning, leave Chester at 4 P. M. de 23_tJal R. B. KASEY, Agent. Richmond and Danville andJ PIEDMONT RaILHOADS, < Superintendent's OFFICE, [ Richmond, Va., Dec. 22, 1870. J VTOTICE.? The FREIGHT DEPOT at -Ll Kt^hraond will be closed on MONDAY, 26th, and TUESDAY, the 27th of December, and again on MONDAY , 2d of January. 1871. No suspension of business during the Christ- I mas holidays other than above named. The | fi eight and passenger trains will be run regularly. de 23? Ot THUS. DODAMKaD, 6upt. PROPOSALS. Office James Riveh Improvement, ) Richmond, Va-, Dec. 10, 1870. j SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RE CEIVKD at this office until 12 o'clock on TUESDAY, January 3, 1871, for the CONSTRUC TION ?>p TWO FLAT-BOATS. Specifications can be obtained by application to this office. ? Th8 light is reserved to reject any or all bida. R. D> MINOR, Engineer James River Improvement de 20_tJanJ J^O YOU "WISH YOUR BUSINESS] J KNOWN BY THOUSANDS OF THE BE8T PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA, AND * ABLE TO PATRONIZE YOU ? If so, ADVERTISE In the RICHMOND CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE. TERMS LIBERAL. Office, ioig Main street, Richmond, Va. de 2# W. W. BENNETT, Editor. CTggAjt Moncw. Bdf CABPET8, CARPETS. CitOSLEY'S ENGLISH BRUSSELS CABPET At 91. SO per yard ; Superior THREE- FLY and INGBAIN CAB PETS; ?' ; ) :. ! HEMP CARPET, striped and printed, full yard vide, at 37JC.1; STALK CARPET, aU widths ; OEL CLOTHS, all widths ; OLL CLOTH RUGS for placing under stoves, waslistands, at doors, and wherever else re quired to protect the carpet ; VELVET RUGS and DOOR MATS. LEVY BROTHERS, 1213 and 1215 Main street. Use John A. Clark, Jr., Jt Co.'s SPOOL COT ! TON, the beBt In use. Try It. de 28 AST" TABLE-CLOTHS, NAPKINS, DOYLIES, SHEETINGS, PILLOW-CASE COTTON, MARSEILLES QUILTS, BLANKETS, TOWEL8, TOWELING, CRASH, HUCKABACK, All at lower prices than ever, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. BLACK SILKS lower than ever ; VELVETEENS In all qualities; CLOAK LOOPS and DRESS BUTTONS. de28 oar LACES AJSD EALBROLDERIES. A large assortment of CAMBRIC JEDGINGS and INSERTING!*, INFANTS' FROCK WAISTS. INFANTS' ROBES, HANDKERCHIEFS, COLLAKS, BANDS, LAChlS of all kinds ; LACE SETS, EMBROLDERED LINEN SETS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 12 is and 1215 Main street. UNBLEACHED KNITTING COTTON 50c. per pou nd. de 28 B3T U.NDER-GARMENTS FOR MEN, woT^icn, and children ; LAMB'S WOOL and ME RINO SHIRTS and DRAWERS ; COTTON and WOOL HOSE and SOCKS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. COTTON YARN, all numbers from 4 to 12, at $1.50 per bundle of Ave pounds. Unbleached Knit ting Cotton, fioc. per pound. de 28 AST SUITS FOR CHILDREN.? A large variety of WALKING SUITS for children, SHAWL SUITS and CLOTH SUITS for ladles, UNDER-GABMENT8 for latlles, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. UNBLEACHED KNITTING COTTON, 50c. per pound- . de 22 GOT KNIT GOODS! KxNIT GOODS ! BREAKFAST SHAWLS, SONTAGS, NUBIAS, HOOD8, MITTS, LEGGINGS, COMFORTERS, SCARFS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. UNBLEACHED KNITTING COTTON, 50c. per pound. da 28 Itar GOODS FOR MEN'S WE A.' ft. GLOVES, SOCKS, SILK and LIN KN HANDKERCHIEFS, CRAVATS, TIES. SCARFS, DKfcSS SHIRTS, UNDERSHIRTS, DRAWERS, COLLARS, CLOTHS, CASfclMERES, SATINETS, VESTINGS, and other articles, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. COTTON YARN, all numbers from <1 to 12, at ?1.50 per bale of five pounds. de 28 03T GLOVES, GLOVTT.fi, ^ovnoi JUST THE KIND FOK COLD WEATHER. The best bargains and the largest assortment of GLOVES tTfcr off ;red nt auy one establishment In this city ; prices astonishingly low. Our DOLLAR KID GLOVES are giving gen erat satisfaction. VIRGINIA BUCK GLOVES, &C-. LEVY BROTHERS, 1H13 and 1215 Main street. CLARK'S COTTON, on black spools, Is the be3t In use. Be sure to try It. de 28 (C^* DRESS GOODS, DRESS GOODS. | We call particular attention to our stock of DRESS [ GOODS ol every description, the prices of which ! are extremely low. Take a look at our stock of PLAIDS, REPS. ! OTTOMAN CLOTH, FRENCH MERINO, EMPRESS CLOTHS, SATIN CLOTH, EPENGLINES, BLACK SILKS, BLACK and COLORED SATINS, BLACK and COLORED VELVETS and ALPACAS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. The best SPOOL COTTON now in used is 1 CLARK'S, on the black spools. de 28 fiST VELVETEENS, VELVETEENS, VELVETEENS. All qualities of VELVETEENS, In Black and Colors ; SILK VELVETS, In all colors ; SATINS, in all colors ; A large s:ock of CLOAK LOOPS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and Ulo Main street. B A LE COTTON, all numbers, at $1. 60 per bun dle of Ave pounds. flgf- BLANKETS, BLANKETS.? Just received, a large lot of BLANKETS at very low prices : COLOEED BLANKETS, extra size, weighing 13 pounds, at $5 a pair ; would be chtap at $8. COLORED BLANKETS, weighing 11 pounds, at $4 a pair ; would be cheap at $8. COLORED BLANKETS at fl.7K a pair, worth | $3. A large assortment of WHITE BED BLANK ETS, from |3.B0 to $10 a pair ; A full assortment CRIB and CRADLE BLANK ETS, wool BED SPREADS, calico COM FORTABLES, Marseilles QUILTS, and SHEETINGS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1213 and 1215 Main street. Use JOHN A. CLARK & CO.'S SPOOL COT TON, on black spools. de 28 aer shawls i shawls i shawls i A largc'assortment of BTRIPED, PLAID, and PLATN SHAWLS ; BLACK MKRINO, BROCHE, LONG and SQUARE SHAWLS! Misses' SHAWLS and Gents' SHAWLS, at LEVY BROTHERS', 1313 and 1215 Main street. JOHN A. CLARK & CO.'S SPOOL COTTON la the best in use. de 28 CLOAKS ! CLOAKS ! FURS! FURS! A stock of CLOAKS of the latest styles, at prices that are bound to please. FURS In great variety, for ladles and misses, at LEVY BROTHERS 1313 and 1215 Main street. Try CLARK'S SPOOL COTTON, on black spools. A single spool can bad for ^ cents. It la the best in use. . de 28 NEW HOLIDAY GOODS HOLIDAY books. ??WALKS ABOUT RICHMOND;" . A 8T0RY FOR BOYS; ALSO, A GUIDE-BOOK FOR THE CITY OF RICHMOND. This ifl a handsome little volmne, bound .In cloth, embracing 175 pages, with 4 lllnatratlono, and a fine photograph of Gen, LEE. Trice, 75c. ALSO, "EDGAR'S STRUGGLE," A STORY OF TEMPTATION; 107 paces, with two full-page Illustrations. Price, 45c. For sale by MCCARTHY" A ELLY80N> Publishers, No. 914 Mala street, de 28 - flt AND AT THE BOOKSTORE S. JJELP THE ORPHANS. NOTICE EXTRAORDINARY! "The poor ye have with yon alwayi." On THURSDAY. December 20, 1 propose to de vote the KNTIKK GROS8 PROFITS of that day's sales, free of store-rent and all other expensed, to the BENEFIT OF THE ORPHAN ASYLUMS OF THIS CITY, to be equally divided between each one In propor tion to their respective numbers, the money to be appropriated at the discretion of the managers of each Institution. All who feel an Interest in lha WELFARE and COMF >hT of the ORPHAN may ?0w have an opportunity of contributing, - fre<i of cost, to a huiuane cause. In making this announcement, I would say that nil goods will be sold at :he hegclar pkicks. Every article is marked in p'ain figures, with the i sell in* price on the ticket, and purchasers will be able thus to learo the price of each garment, as eaally as the salesman. MySTOOK OK CLOTH ING is LARGE and WEi-L-SELK.CTED, and I hope that a discerning public will appreciate the motlve3 which actuate me In making this offer, and assist In giving the HELPLESS LITTLE ONES SUBSTANTIAL CHRISTMAS GIFT, AND A BUMPER. VVM. IRA SMiTH, corner of 10th and Main streets, old stand of Baldwin. I R. L. Meredith. J. H. Leftwlch. J. H. flmpem, ! E. Pieasants, late with Thomas ?. Baldwin : H. T. Miller, formerly Simpson A Miller; K. F. Pe cor, J. L. Smith, J. F.bel (Cutter), respectfully lu vlte their friends to call and see th?m. N. B. The managers of the FEMAI-E OKPHAN ASYLUM, MALE ORPHAN- ASYLUM, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH HOME, bT. JOSEPH'S ORPHAN ASYL.CM, and all other SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS in the city, will please forward at once tu my address a list of the orphans under their charge; and tbey are re quested to use their best endeavors wiih ail who uetire to extend charity where It is most needed ? In the advancement of the Interests of the OR PHANS. The store will be open from 7J A. M. till 8 P. M. for this occasion. __ . de 20 3t WM. IRA SMITH. QHRISTMAS CHEER ! LONDON DOCK BRANDY. *9 per gallon; OLD .JAMAICA RUM. *? per prallou ; NEW ENGLAND RUM, *2.50 per gallon ; bHERHY WINE, *2 per pal! u ; MADEIRA. WINh-, *2 per gallon : fort WIn'K, vintage '62, >M.5o per gallon ; . . BURGUNDY PORT, $2.50 per gallon ; APPLE H'tANDV. *2 per gallon ; FULCHER'S MOUNTAIN WHISKEY. *3.50 per gallon ; HANGER'S MOUNTAIN WHISKEY, $3 per gallon ; PHILADELPHIA RYE WHISKEY, $3 per gal lon ; RECTIFIED WHISKEYS, *1.25 per gallon ; DOMESTIC GIN, $2 per gallon ; FRENCH BIUNDY, <>2 per gallon : 1HISH and SCOTCH WHlSHEYS, bottle l, *1.25; SWfchT CIDER, 60e. ALSO. RAISINS, CURRANTS, CITRON, MINCE-MEAT, BUCKWHEAT, TONGUES. DRIKD BKEF, GELATINE. HA.MS, STRIPS, SYRUPS, SPICKS, and GROCERIES gencrall7, at low prices. CHARLES L. TO I'D, de 22 -Iw corner etn and Clay. B EAUTIFUL PRESENTS. IF YOU WANT PRESENTS FOE T1IB HOLIDAYS, Turret ANL> ORNAMENTAL, 3*ou cannot do better than go to E. CURRANT'S HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE, de 21? 2w 817 Main street. Fpotswood Block. T\T HY DON'T YOU BUY T Y YOUR CHRISTMAS CLOTHING of the old established house of WM. IRA SMITH. Corner Tenth J?nd Main sfca. 01(1 Stand of Baldwin ? R. L. Mekf.pith. 1 J* H ' sYmpJon* ?U' * Lat0 T* ?alJv5,ln' E. Pleasants. J H. T Miller, formerly i'impson & Mlll?r. E. F. PKCOR, J. L. Smith. J. Kbel. Cutter. , Respectfullv Invite their friends to call ami see them, aa above. . de 24 j CHRISTMAS AT JolI> H. WALSH'S BOOKSTORE. 410 BROAD STREET. An endless variety of ALBUMS, $1; PORT-FOLIOS, WK1T1NG-DE-KS, fl; music fomos. WOWK-BOXES, GAMES, and JUVEnILE BOOKS. Also, an endless variety of other goods suitable for presents. de 12? lm FOR CBRISTMAS.-A fine lot of ENGLISH FIRK-IRONS, BRONZED FI RE-DOGS, FLIlTl > G M "? CHINE:#, CUTLERY of all kinds, GYRASCOPS TOPS, BOY?' CARPENTER TOOLS, SKATES for ladies, gentlemen, and boys, and a variety of USEFUL and ORNAMENTAL ARTICLES suitable for ? CHRISTMAS GIFTS at McCREERY'S Hardware Store, 719 Broad street, de 15? 12t Richmond, Va. Holiday presents. FINE CUTLERY. RODGERS'S and W09TENH0LM'S POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS. RODGERS'S IVORY HANDLE TABLE CUT LERY, RODGERS'S PLATED SPOONS aud FORKS. Also, a good assortment of FiNE TEA TRAYS and WAITERS. For. sale at very moderate prices, bv A. B. CLARKE, de 15 1416 Main street. G 00DS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. choice hams, family flour, TEAS, COFFEES- SUGARS, BUCKWHEAT. GRITS, HOMINY, NO. 1 MACKEREL, BROOMS, Ac. ALSO, COOKING WINES, CIDER, ALMONDS, RAISINS, CITRON, CURRENTS. ATM -RE'S MINCE-MEAT, APPLES, SPICES, JAMAICA RUM, FIRE-CRACKERS, Ac. A call respectfully solicited, as the above good a are fresh and desirable. G. G. THOMPSON, de 15? 2w corner 1st and Main streets. HRISTMAS GOODS.? Just received : Fresh RAISINS, Fresh CITR?>N, Fresh CURRANTS, Fresh FLAVORINGS, Fresh PRESERVED GINGER, FRENCH and CALIFORNIA BRANDY, APPLEBRANDY. A variety of WINES and other LTQUORS; ANDERSON'S MINCE-MEAT; wholesale and retail. SHUILDS A CARY. de 31 609 Broad street. HOLIDAY' CONFECTIONERIES, #ANCY BOXES, Ac., AT JACKSON'?, Broad and 2d streets (new building).? Iced Orna mrnted Cakes, Pyramids, Ac., put up in the very best style. He has one of the very b? st wor kmen in his lino of bustnets in the city of Richmond. A full line of Canned Fruits. Lobsters, Corn, Preserved Ginger, Cox's Gelatine, Chocolates, Ac., Ac. Ice Cream, In moulds or otherwise, to order, de 31 VIOLIN, GUITAR, AND BANJO STRINGS, for sale by BODEKER A DADE. de 17 No. 1444, corner Main and lSth streets. "VfTNCE MEAT.? 500 pounds FRESH XtA MINCE MEAT ; 100 dozen cans TOMA TOES ; 26 dozen FRESH PEACHES. WM. G, DANDR'DGE A CO., da 14 827 Broad street. OFilCE EN'G'R JAMES RIVER IMP'T, ) Richmond, Va., Dec .123, 1370. f pi AP TAINS OF STEAMERS passing V> Drewrv's Bluff will please slow down, and proceed at low speed, when a red flag is hnls'ed by th i parties at work upon the wrecks. The hoist ing of this flig does not Indicate danger of ttny kind, but is simply a request for slower speed to prevent disturbance of the apparatus by the waves. R. I). MINOR, Engineer James River Improvement, de 94 -atawsw VfORTHERN HAY. ? In store and for sale, 100 bales .TIMOTHY HAY. ?. P. LATHROP, dc 24 17th street, at Draw-bridge. rOLlPAY COOPS. ATTRACTIONS, Ma JOHN N. WOODFUT, 1117 XAIH BTSKiCT, orrosiTX Dibstatch owicb, Begs to Inform his friends and the public that In addition to his large and complete stock of staple and fancy DRY GOODS, he has now ready for exhibition a splendid line of articles both asefal and ornamental, specially adap'edtothe present season and the holidays. He calls special attention to SHAWLS and CLOAKS, !u great variety ; CLOAK MATERIALS (a large assortment), GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS. RICH LACES, LACE COLLARS and SETS, EMBROIDERED LISTEN SETS, LACE and EMBROIDERED H A N D K EE CHIEFS, SASHES nnd SASH RIBBONS, KID GLOVES, Beautiful * DRESS GOODS of every description. In fact our stock Is fall and unusually ATTRACTIVE, and as the season Is far advanced we will offer buy 6rH EXTRAORDINAV INDUCEMENTS. JOHN N. WOOD FIN. dc 20 1117 Main street. ^ARDOZO, FOURQUREAN & CO., NO. 1000 MAIN STREET, [opposite post-offlce), Have JUST OPENED an elegant stock of RICH AND BEAUTIFUL LACES, LACE COLLARS, LACE HANDKERCHIEFS, LACE SETS, Ac., Ac. New and handsome Ladles' and Gent's NECK-TIES, lu endless variety. FANCY HANLKERCHIEF BOXES, PLAIN AND HEMSTITCHED HANDKERCHIEF'S, LINEN COLLARS AND CUFFS, new styles ; together with the most varied assortment of GOODS SUITED TO THE HOLIDAYS they have ever offered. LACE COLLARS AND HANDKERCHIEFS, from 25c. to $25. CARDOZO, FOURQUREAN & CO. [de 16] 027 BROAD street. 027 HOLIDAY PRESENTS. SILKS, JAPANESE POPI.INS, EMPRESS CLOTHS, AND OTHER DEESS GOODS. LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS. COLLARS, CUFFS, E VI BROI DERIES, GLOVES, RIBBOnS, SaSHES, BALMORALS, and many other articles suitable for CHRISTMAS AND NEW-YEAR PRESENTS. HIRSH A GUGGENHEIMER, de 10 627 Broad street. rpHE HOLIDAY SEASON. WATCHES, JEWELRY. SILVER AND SIL VER-PLATED WAR?, AND FANCY GOOD?. JOHN H. TYLER Jfc CO., 1312 Main street, have recently made extensive additions to their LARGE and BEAUTIFUL STOCK of all the LATEST STYLES OF FINE IMPORTED JEWELRY and an elegant assortment of FANCY ARTICLES for CHRIS fM\S and BRIDAL PRESENTS, as Iot as the same articles can be h.td In the country. de 17? 2w OLIDAY GOODS AND CHRIST3IAS PRE-*ENTS-the finest stock and greatest variety in the city, conels.lng in part of fine Dec- ] orated Dinner and Tea S?ts, Toilet and Bur-au Sets, I, ava G oods. Crystal. Cut and J'ressed Glass ware, Plated-ware, CatleryyKincy Goods in great variety, at astonishingly low prices Call and examine at JOHN ASHEk'S, de 13 1300 Main street. WHAT WOULD BE MORE PLEAS ING TO A LADY FRIEND THAN A LOAD OF KINDLING WOOD FOR A CHRISTMAS PRESENT? Leave your orders with ' WATKINS A BRf THSB, at Wood A Sons' drug store, de 21 corner of 9th and Main streets. CHRISTMAS AT ZKTELLE'S, SETELLE, RESTAURATEUR. 12U Main street, has opened the holiday c*mpalgn in grand stvle CHRIS TMaS DRINKS, CHRIST MAS VIANDS, CHRISTMAS PASTRY, andce llcaclesof all sorts supplied promptly to order. GAME ( f all sorts terveo up ju his saloons ; also. FISH. OYfcTERS. P0ULTR?,4c Parilesand families furnished la the best style with select dishes, or entertainments or feasts complete. ZH.TKLLE earnestly Invitee his frtends, new and old to favor him ?ith their calls and orders thhh'S 24th Christmas in Richmond. de51 For the holidays. STEIN WAY A 80 VS . . . . WORLD-RENOWa ED PIANO-FORTES. Warerooms at i SLEIGHT A HOWARD'S, 1011 Maix St., opn-slte Post -office, Richmond. PIANOS TUNED AND REPAIRED. de 20? lm* CARY & CARLTON, DEALERS? . IN BOOTS, SHOES. TRUNKS, 4c..WJfc? No. 829 Broad street, 2d door from 9th, have Just opened a new and splendid stock of BOOTS. SHO*S. Ac., ordered especially for the Christmas trade, and Invite the ladiea f specially to call and examine cur stock of fine goods for Ladles', Misses', and Children's wear; aU of which we will 6ell at moderate prices. F. M. CARY. de 22 V. S. CARLTON. I CHRISTMAS PRESENTS \J AT WOOD A SOSS' NEW DRUG STORE. PERFUMERY of the finest quality? French, English, and American ; SOAPS? Foreign and Amerlcin : FINE-CUT PUNGESTS, VELVE f-COVv R^D ?'UKOKNTS, GRAPE and CURRANT * XTR a < TS, Fine HAI -.-BRUSHES and COMBS, POKTE-M'>N NAIttS and POCKET-BOOKS, ALABASTER ORNAMENTS, TOILET SETSL Elegant PUFF-BOXES and PUFFS, Ac. WOOD A SON'S, de 19 corner 9th and Slain street*. CHRISTMAS GOODS, consisting of large assortment COLOGNE WATERS, TOILET SOAP?, PKKFUME2*. SOUVENIRS, IVORY BACK and ROSEWOOD HAIR RRUSHES. SMALL MKDICINE CHEST8 and POCKET CASKS, FINE CIGaRS and SMOKING TOBACCO, Russia i.eathk* i'ocket.books, ac., Ac. For sale by POWHATAN E. DUPUY, de 17 Apothecary, 127 Broad street. JUST RECEIVED, 25 boxes new CITRON, 10 gross COX'S GAL ATINE.20 boxeaMAOEIRA ORANGES, 10 box es MASS1NA LEMONS, 50 baskets new FIGS, 250 drums new ?IGS. 500 boxes new KA1SIXS (very low), 60 bbla. NUTS (aasorted). LOUIS J. BOSS1EUX, Wholesale eonfee'r. le 20 ? 1430 Main street. THE HOLIDAYS. de: J?OB ELEGANT FANCY ARTICLES for sale by J, BLAIR, Druggist, de 17 825 Broad street. T*HE BEST THING you can buy for a I HOL'DAY PRK?Ji NT ror 70 nr wife, daugh ter, or Bweetheart.la a WHKELER A WILSON 8E WI N G-&I ACBlN K, which wu awarded the flrs?. premlnm us the best family sewing-machine exhibited at ibulate State Fair. luatructiooa given f-ee, C. L. RADWAY. de 17 730 Main street, south tide. TUST RECEIVED, 10 BARRELS VERY U SUPERIOR t'KACH and APPLK BHANDY. In ttore aud for sale by -R. H. DUKE, dd23-w ism Mala street. ?t UVlVfTBAMCE COUfPAKTIEM. JOHN H. CLAI3B0R&E & CO FIBE AND MABINK INSURANCE A?ZJfTj NO. liot MAIN STBXET. ' XXPZBIAL FIBE IN8TTRANCJE COStfPu T OF LOUDON. 17 KSTATTLTBHTO 1803." Capital stock and snrplm orer.... 18,000.000 m lnvertmen Ui in U n J ted States 64 7 A7 i ?, Deposited with Treasurer of Vir Kin la, registered bonds 50,000 % PACIFIC INSUBANC&CJMPANY, of cir JlfORNIA. u Capital stock paid up (gold)..* fl ow y j .A Accumulations (gold) 'W,0?:j POLICIES ISSUEdTnGOLD OB CUBRKjr. TWO BUNnim) thousand dollar? deposited wttb the tftate of New York tor th* ti tra security of poiicv -holders. THI&T5 -FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ?t.v Treasurer of Virginia. STOCKHOLDERS INDIVIDUALLY MARLt forthed. bts of the Company, adding $20,0.9. hi security. Issue POLIC:ESon real and p?r?onal property In city or country, throughout the Sta t, ano a?r< chanolie In tr*i sit over land or sea, protecUr.fi against loss 0' dam we. L Pollcleson BUILDINGS for one to flrp ynr<.*_ Attention Is specially called to t lereiuced ratu correspoudlnK with rates prevailing In otter states with first-class companies. LOSdKS equitably adjusted and promptly palfl at this BRANOH UFFItJU. Me'tQ tc?1 QUARDIAN MUTUAL LIFE INSUBANCE COMPANY OF NEW YOBK. ORGANIZED IN 1851. ALL POLICIES NON*FOKFEITABLiC. ONE-THLRD LOAST GIVEN. 1 LAST CASH DIVIDEND. FIFTY PER CENT. STATEMENT : Policies In force Wo.ooa/'s Assets 2,sco.?4 Annual Income Losses paid Wo.eio W. H. PECK n AM. President; W. T. HOOKER, Vice-President ; L. ^cADA M, Secretary and Actuary ; C. C. CLENCH. Assistant Secretary. SECURITY, CHEAPNESS, LIRLRALITY, PROGRESS, and SUCCKSS, mark and dlstlr.. srnish the management of this company. ISAAC HTJTZLER k C'*.. Geueral Agents for Virginia and North Caroltni. WILLIAM LwVkNSIEIN", A>rent for Richmond. Office, No. 902 Main streH. Dr. J. G. Cabell. Medical Examiner. no i Mutual assurance society ok VIPGINIA. INCORPORATED 1T94. OFFICII COKNKR OK 10TH AKD BANTC STRSgV^ Insures Buildings by perpetual or annual policy. T osces equitably adjusted andprompt'v p*l<J. The quota for l?"i having l>e*n reduced, persons having property to Insure wiil tiud It to their lnu-r ogt lQ <*4 II H. A. CLAIBORNE, Principal A^cnt, JOHN H. :>AN FORTH, becre'ar-, . Hbnky o. Dabtobth, Asslsunt .'Secretary. Samuei, H. Pqllxax, Collccior. D1KKCTCBS : JAOUELIN P. TaXLOB, WILLIAM C. ALLEN, JOHN C. HOBSON, JAMES DUNLOP, WILLIAM GHAY, WILLIAM H. HAXALL, SAMUEL C. TARDY, JAMES H. OKA NT, AUFRKDT. HAKHI3, JOHN FREKLAND, GARRET F. WATSON, GEORGE DAVIS, WILLIAM H. PALMER. oc II WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' BENEFIT LIFE IN SURA N C E CO M I' A N Y OF NEW YORK. BLACKFORD Jc CLARK, GENERAL MANAGERS FOR SOUTHERN DP PAR ? ME NT, BALTIMO i? E, MD. This company, while issuing all approved an l sale ?tvies of policies, Invites special attention to their system ol" GetOUPiNG or T< >NT1NE DIVI DEND POLICIES rendering life Insurance avail able as an Investment unequalled by any other company. For agencies, apply to J. B. MOO HE, ? General Agent for the Soutlwid#. je 2d? 2tawly? Richmond, \ ?. IRE, MAKING, AN U INLAND LN SiD'ANCX. SECURITY 1N8URJlN':ic COMPANY, OF NEW YORK. CAPITAL... ,... SI, 000, 9) SL'KPLUS l,oi 7.M,< CASH ASSETS U4ni.arv 1, 1870. 2,0l7/? i' BBANCH CFTICS, 30. 1014 MAIN* CTUKKT We issue POLICIi"~ in tiife shove fl?&t-c!aa company on every description of REAL A Nit PERSONAL PRO PERT V ir.r prot^ctl-j.i l/alaj; loss or damage by K'RF. MARINE and INLAND RISKS taken to any point In tSe United StatM. Policies on brick buildings Lssutd for from ou? to live year#. Rates as low as lh?ue of aty other Compaq equally reliable. Applications solicited. Te 21 JN N. WALKER & CO.. J A Kent*. D, N. WALKER & CO., FIRE, MARINE, AND INLAinj ENSU RANGE AGENTS, OfFlCE^ ~N O.~~10 U MAIN STREET, under Me.oors. K. H. Maury .V. Co, Buildings, xnercnaadtse, i'nnuttirt, aim personil property o-. ail kinds, in the city and country, ic? ear?d against loea or H-U-mr-je by liio at the lowitf rate:; in companies of the nigheat atunding. Tobacco In warehouses uu<i marine and ln>ard risks taken at the lowctc rales. Losses equitably adjusted and promptly paid. DRY QQJ DECEMBER, 1S70. PRICES REDUCED. Prior to taking inventory we thail reduce o1:: prices in order to reduce .stock. We are offering at very low pricei the following DRESS GOODS: POPLINS, PLAIDS, SERGES. EMPRESS CI.OTI1S, ALPACAS, SILKS JAPANESE POPLIN", BLACK VFLVEIFEN. BALMORALS, MERINO VESTS, GLOVES, LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, RIBBONM, CORSE1S, CHILDREN'S WOOL HOSE, HOUSEKEEPING GOODS. TABLE LINENS, TOWELS, NAPKINS, CRASH, TICKING, SHEETING, Ac. HIKSH & GUGGEN Jl c.lMER, 677 BKOAD STHKET. W. C. Kkax, T. C. Chk.veky. F. P. Guvttt? Salesmen . de D UCKWALL & ROUSS. NEW GOODS: NEW COOLS! AUCTION BARGAINS! " AUCTION BARGAINS : A full line BLACK ALPACAS, from Uc. to ?'? W : Beau.lfui PLAID DRESS GOODS; .Elegant OTTOMAN PLAIDS ; Aftewtnoreof these beautiful FiGURED BLA< 5 ALPACA 8, 33c ; Elegant PLAID and SOLID C L O A K I N ' ' CLOTHS; , Beautiful 80AKLETALL.WOOL MERlN'O; BLACK and COLORED EMPRESS CLOTiL from 5oc to $L50 ; LADItCS', MISSEfc', and CHILDREN'S FL'KS, all prices ; CARPETS, 76.1.. cheap *t |i ; SPANISH and COCOA MaTTING at half price; OILCLOTH, 5-4 and MM wid?-a #reat bargain . BLANK ET-* from $3 to $W a pair? i?j?1 bargain* Full yard-wide SHAKKR KLANNEL, warrai-UJ all wool, ?7Jc , cheap at 024'.; Beautiful WatER-PKOOF CLOTH at only Ji. would be rerv obe?r> at f 1 15 Good SPOOL COTTON at lc. a a pool ; The best and hamJsonse&t N> EDLkS In use ; CLARK'S MACHINE COTTON ; COATS'S MACHINE COTTON. [de <j] CW?THI3i?. CHEAPEST CLOTHING-HOU^ IN THE CITT. M. W. ROSE BROAD STREET, |>OAKDING, a gentleman and wife, or ?U iwo gentlemen, can obtalu board" ou thr ear ner of S0)h and Broad *tre?ti. Tonus uKtf<nat?? Oe sg-tt* 3UCKWIIEAT FLOUR? 2,000 pounds J in 35, 50, aud loo pound packages, aoj .a, V. bTOKKS Jt (\}?