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VOL. XI, 1.
RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1871.
NO. 151.
hi K~ 1)TS PATCH.
1?V OOWAK DIN & ELLYSOnT"
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I, OCA 1- MATTERS.
v .* Skntfavk ArFtT5MKi?.-? TIh* Sti
iii ; <?! \ pped* on > esterday attirm
? i ? ;? el !!:<? 1 1 IL-I Court Of
I iii : 1 it in- I'l i \- Mayor (?eorgi
i :? npin: ?n of t 1m* court was dc
. .Mo:: nc.JudgCS Anderson
it . ?}:???! t; .1 ? Staple?
I i"i .:!! points . \eept as t>> t i i?
<>i iii'. .'. which alleged
. ? :rt i-t low err-d in refusing to
i I. von. Ksq., to testily in ordei
: < \ i ifiir.' of K. S. Sanxay. lb
u] ;tion tii ii tin* case oiiglr.
'i. and inauded t<? I lie llust
, ? t >r :i iii*\v t t i ll.
- ..? \>Ir. t !i tlioou n<?\v ^ocn
- -in . .itni''. 1^7". Inn lit
? -r i ? . ? i-v . ] lc lias boi n ' w i?-?
I : . ' , . i ? - in ihe I ! ustinjrs Courl,
, . ? w i \ vii I .?< "fore ill' < ouri
; : . ; wi '-'-t error. Hi- only
i i:\.M-mi\o dt iiuncy. If the
- not iutirlVR* lie goes to tin*
( ; ; OK Al'I'KAlA ? CliallOOJl
i' h.-iw.'-iiiii. Th.? jinlirnimt ??r 1 In*
- : i . 1 K liuioinl u as atliriiicd.
. }, r_J ir.d. K' vr-' d. ?Ittd'jo
.. . . , . i i ?>??:?;: ill of I flC* COUI'l.
! i r:inc was re*
i ; ? :?? i y < >i;o1 o| Kii'lililoild
-. < >j'iuii*n I \ Jud^e
. ? I. Aitirmrd. ( >i?iiiion
I' ! .
ii ; (jualitied t i pnu-i
i ??.; ; i . > ! ;di'd his argument in
.? . U* \'iio1t|s, and \v iii be fol
? : i ? . U. '!*. I VoiM, ! <S'i?
\, * - ?? -..>i t Tin; Stam>.\i:D of
?,1 ; . Witt'U < 'a pi. tin \V.
n - n; -I m ? tip* i inlend
; - ?> i ni' -Mil Iwk t'lrir^e <>|
; . '?! . I *70, 1).' r< tiiixl that
! ! ?: . \ I'm iii-li* d \ ir^iuia by
! ;? - ; r >\ , < ii.m ni were ineom
,, i.- !; In en l"-i ?>r destniveiJ.
? ?i ?*t i < . ?v<Tinwiii, iir ap
? i ,, \ <?! lib* Treasury lor a
: i -> .?ii i "i- :vid, as vetillii'ed iij
? .i ? e-'::ip!ele on*-, including
omne "v ? ? i ; : 1 1 1 - , troy ounce
. i i- -loin i !? *i . i nn: -eighth ounce
. a\i idnp pound, sunt om
. - 1 : I ; i? firanlifnl .>cl i? kepi
m i'i t' ? ea pit <il adjoining Hie
. i h> di. lie iti' balancer? ttnd setile
? n it -i dlo tin- c!?rro.-:ve in
f tUe atsuospliere. 'i'he ohl ones.
: .i!ul ! ?-?? ? ly valui-b wi-fti sold.
i.-_"?"? jiotinds, and >otd for
. . wl i> a :m: "itit was p.?id into the
!'\ | ' i ? :nuonv.e:ilth.
I' , 1 ; |. I ex|T??ly prov ides
- tuit ui' i very county or eorpora
' . ?li-taully Ue? p for tip' use of said
? . ? tijunal i'?n a srt of weights and
a- ni balan?;?*s coutoruiable to the
.,f ih. Ma . and sealfd I ?y tie
.. ? .?il .id a penalty i- impo-i'd
? . = i r !? r i 1 i ??'.'apiiaiH ? wit !i i h<'
\ - it ii- "anuin . tie -si1 plain provi
? i',. i at .it<% II was found in Augtisl
? P'i !\-ei-iit ciiji's and eouiiti''* li.nl
? hand. and fori y-i wo r? lurned
i to the sup' i iutendent's letter ol
i\. Ao^usta, lirun-wicli, charlotte,
ri'-l;, i-'.-oejid'T. Surry, Fn'derii'ksburg,
urir. and l.'ieitinond city, had iin-oni
-? i-. ami tin only count i??. having full
- wi ii Bote? our i, Clarke, llenry, llan
? ; . i'.i and Shenandoah.
<>:. ft-.'' ij't of these responses Captain Kel
?ii idvi ! " i-' il for and received proposals for
. r_' liiidea siitUcient inunlx rot sets to
::?pi. each eon nt y aitwding to law. A'*
. Iv, a contract was awarded to M. II.
I i 1 1 \ s"L s a! sl"') jv r set. and tlje
? v i iv nianufai-t tired and delivep-d to i he
; " i intend* nt t he ]>:iying tlierefor ^7,500.
then lie has furnished Nansenioiul,
. Iliehinond, and Koek! iridic comities,
eorporations of hanvilleand Xor
.? ;tjj full sets, and for these six .?et?$HH)
i ii-eeived. 'l !i< charge per set is
i ? inainini: foi ty-foursels arc now
<ion ?'i" the superintendent, and
I ;n t fje Iii !i-hott-e on the ^ apil.il
;iiit?ir the Mpplie-ii'ioii of counties
viti-ew for i in in. a required by
ton i f ehapb r of the Code.
? not i'i' i ir?o!t< n ih.'il the le^isia
!i < iinniouwedlh ? *11 t liis subject
; i -jt >11- iv- to coierressional recoin
. oid is p "t and parcel of a plan
i . ; i vide* iinil'orin standard* ? ?i
n.'d inea*ur? thromrhoul theeon
. In iHiiNoanet of thi> object, the
? i i ! which needs no enforccuient,
; ? ( .- ?Veriuaent h.? ? at a heavy c.V
. ni-h' d the Sl::tes wi'h standards of
\jH-ti-ive and superior quality, ex
tat'-^ to supply l he Counties and
.vi; li .st un! rds conformable to
: iaferior ci.-i and quality. Cnless
. :a if p;irt ??l liii- plan by re
i;:;i- and cot |>or?! ions to keep
il l. to tite eoinnumity, and
i t- to < oul'orm their private
i.:easnr< - to these standards, the
t ,e aptiluli'Mi \\ ill in a great iuwi
i i-l.
OF Till; ( ?l!ANI' t.'ilAITKB AND
i 'o>?MAvi?KiiV.? -The (irand Annual
? ? ; i ? * : %? i.: Kni ?i;i- Templar and apj'end
? ?rd. r.? in Virginia will be held at Si.
H dl to-dav at noon. The Cirand
\ i . !i i it ipho" of Virginia will meelal
'? > i pi; r. t}>i< ? ??ening at 0 o'clock.
\t A i m An o!>; i:i>.? The Hoard
<1 Richmond < olleg<' havenp
; ijtjv, William l ". l?roaddus# D. ]>.,
. nt i l I In college.
Hasovek J'hksi;vtki: y. ? A pro rr
:n o| ilii- e?.X'l?>iastieal body will J
' lh( rooii)- of the Picsliyterian
: < ' njiniitee, in this < itv, on Jr'ri- 1
? ' ' ? t at 4 o'c I'H'K J '. iW .
'i.i.ovqei.vf Taxes fok 1870. ? 01 the
?* *> delinquent city taxes returned for
. only ?io,4U.'5 wen; returned by
; i: -nault- a much smaller amount
i?i.
tax i jo.N.-- At a meeting of the Board of
1 ?(- of the Old hominion Insurance
, held b-t evening, the resignation
" 'A. ?. .!. ii. .Moore as secretary of the eoui
1 i.-.y was accepted, and Mr. B. C. Wieiuy,
? uirmiiuoihly elected to fill the vacancy .
imi!MO\I> AM? 1>AIVYII,I,TE ElAII,
R?.M? COMI'ANY.
Annual Meeting of the Stockholders.
REJ'OliTS OF THE PUESIOENT, St'PEUIX
TEXDENT. AM) CHIEF EX01XEEU.
The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the
stockholders of the liichmond and Danville
Kailroad Company was held yesterday at
noon in the dining-room of the Exchange
On motim of A. S. Buford, Ksq., .Judge i
F. N. Wat km", of Halifax, was called to t lie*
chair, ami >1 r. .1. I>. Itlair ap|K?inted secre
tary.
T.ie Chair appointed .Messrs. Hnrksdalc,
Williams. :.ud (?nincs, a Committee on
Proxies. v. h ?, after a short absence, reported
i quorum pr? sent.
KKl'OHT ? U- TIIK ri!KSll>KNT AN l? JMKECTOlIS.
Kroin tin* report of i !?<? President ami
Hoard of Directors we learn that on tin- 1st ol
lunuaiy last a revised tarill' of rates was put
into operations, materially modifying charge.
>n both pisscuger and freight trailic? re
lueiuu tin.* charges on passengers twenty per
??rut.; t -lablNhiug a uniform lotal rate of four
cents per milt\ w itli mileage rale- in ditlerent
?kisses at two and one-luilf ami three <vnt>
per tnili*. according tn the amount of mileage
purchased, and making an average reduction
on the {a-mral freight list of tt'om leu to
twenty pt-r cent.
The. results have not been materially dif- j
fcrent from what was anticipated, the income |
from passengers showing actual I reduction,
tint from Ireight a handsome gain over the |
1 aggregate ??f last year. i
Tito increased amount of tonnago trans-'
ported ha- readied proportions ilia! afford a
reliable basi-. of confidence that the industries J
from which i; is drawn are building up a
sound and permanent renewal, which pro
mises a proper return in due time to tie
policy of ample aceoinniotlations and cheap
ened rites. To stimulate a-> well as accom
modate the travel on the line, three regular
and quick uaily trains have been maintained
<iuri:!g the year between Richmond and
Hurki-ville ? t wo over the entire line between
b'ichm ?nd and Creensboro* ? bo-ides an ad
ditional .tccommod uiou triin diu'iug part ol
the year on the eastern portion of the ro;id,
as the demand for ils use seemed to indicate.
Thus, in fact, an amount of passenger service
Ins bet u r? udered unequalled in the history
of the road, which, while contributing great
ly t o the comfort and convenience of the pul>
lic, has elfeejed some compensation for the
expected abatement of income from the re
duced rate of fares adopted and now main
United, And w i i i ! ? ? the cost of the pas-enger
service has been materially increased by these
enlarged nccoMimod.it ions yet the encourage
ment thus afforded will doubtless soon com
pensate lor this, as well ;is the reduction of
! rates, by an increased patronage and ils re
sulting profits.
The busine-.- of t he year has he n done, as
heretofore, under many and serious dis
rag incuts and restrictive intluences,
chietly due to impcrfecl and inadequate, or
non-e"o]M>rati\o, connections at iermiua!
points. Jjverv energy of the management
has been per>i-lent ly di reeled to their remedy,
and it is not expected that their continuance
can be prolonged. An imparlant step to
wards this result has been elleeted in the re
! cent arrangement between this and the
Norl li ( 'aroliua Railroad < 'ompany, by which,
ott the !Ith of September last. a lease by this
company of the uilire line and properly ol
the North Carolina company h?r the term ol
thirty ye us was entered into, and in pursti
auce tli ?f tlii* operation of that line ha
lted! since that date c inducted by this com
pany. A copy of this lease is presented willi
! iii- i< |Hiri for th'1 information of (he stock
holders. 1 1 s terms are considered liberal,
j isi, and fuliv protective to the North Caro
lina comj any. None other could have been
obtained, ??r were to be expected. Vet it
wasdceiit'd bv the management materially
ptefci"tb|e to i lie only probable alternative,
otherwise >oon likely to become necessary,
of embarking a new capital ol at least two
millions of' dollars in the construction of a
new line through that State, mainly parallel
with that of the North Carolina company,
between (ireensboro* and Charlotte. This
company. Iri ving guaranteed an ample annual
rental tor their entire projrrty, which i:
could well a fiord in lieu of a new investment
in a perpetual competition, must look to an
enlarged business on both lines as its com
pensation ami security for the cost and risk
incurred in this important contract. It is
not doubted that a liberal and energetic ad
ministration will secure it : and with it the
country identified with each must liud great
and permanent advantages that in turn will
redound to the value and profit of the line.
I iidt i t he act ion of t he stockholders at the
called and regular meetings of last year it
became tit" duty of the management to pro
vide for the payment of accruing instalmenti
to the Stale for the purchase of its interest
in I lie capital slock of the company, and to
di-I^o-e of the shares so acquired iu such
manner a- to save the company from loss
or embarrassment by the material increase ol
i'.? permanent liabilities therefor. This im
portant duty has been discharged in the
mode deemed most certain to provide secu
rity against the loss or incumbrance to the
company, demanded alike ljy the action of
the stock heidt rs and the best* interests of the
company ? viz.. by contracting with respon
sible parlies for the anticipation of the de
i ferret! payments as authorized by law, and
! the transfer of the shares thus acquired from
the State at their entire cost to the company.
The subsequent enhancement of State secu
rities has fully vindicated the wisdom of the
course pursued, and, in fact, demonstrated
that it wits probably the only course that
could have saved the company from great
1,>N> and heavy, continuing, and increased
Indebtedness that would most likely have
resulted from an opposite policy. The en
tire stoek of the State has been thus trans
ferred, at I he highest price attainable, to pri
vate parties, who. having become identified
by large interests w ith the future fortunes of
the company, can only entertain, in common
with the former private stockholders, the
strongest concern for it-s prosperity, proJit,
and usefulness, Reduced from a semi-politi
cal to a merely business association, if guided
in its administration by an intelligent appre
ciation of its own interests, and ol the pros
peritv of the state and country as identified
with'these interests, it may now go on unre
strained to the fulfilment of its high destiny
i of combination, and development, and ex
| pan- ion, into a great thoroughfare, grander
in ils proportions, stronger iu its resources,
and more beneficent in its Intluences upon
the commerce and agriculture and social com
fort of the hundreds of miles of the inviting
Piedmont districts that lie along its own and
the lines of its direct connections South than
even its enthusiastic and sagacious originator
contemplated iu its inception. At any rate1,
the stockholder may eougrat ulate t hcmselvcs
that a start has at length been made?a grand
stride in the right direction ? and it is for
themselves to see that no laggard spirit of
waiting for good to come not labored and ad
ventured for, no narrow and monopolizing
greed for immature gains, or timid fears for
the success of enterprise and grow th, shall
restrain or dwarf the great power for good
to themselves and their communities which
is held and wielded by every corporation like
this.
The usual statements from the Auditors
office show fully and in detail the current
transactions of the year and the exact finan
cial coiidit ion at. its close. These exhibit a
result not materially ditlerent. from that of
the last preceding year; an increase of lia
bilities in bills payable being fully met by the
mvmeni during the year of matured bonds
of "the company to about sjpJS-1,000, and a new
property account for the1 year ol moi e than
an equal sum, as shown in the accompanying
report of the Kngiueer and Superintendent.
The condition of the roadway and pro
perty is shown in the reports ol the Engi
neer and .Superintendent, and of the C om
mittee of Examination, now placed before
thv stockholder*. It will bo seen that *ucli
Hotel.
improvements have been made as arc most
indispensable to (he efficiency and comfort of
the line. The want of a projier depot ami
office buildings in Richmond is beginning to
lie urgent, and will necessarily soon have to
lie provided for. It is hoped that, the re
sources of the eotitjKiny will allow its com
mencement with convenience during the en
suing y?-ar.
The equipment of the road has been ren
dered much more effective and valuable by
additions, renewals, and repairs sufficient to
meet the increasing demands upon the trans
porting capacity of the line. During the
year two locomotives, two new passenger
cars, and about fifty new burthen cars, have
lK?en provided, part by purchase, part by
construction in the company's shops, and a
? considerable portion of the old stock
thoroughlv repaired or rebuilt.
II is to* be regretted that the city connec
tion with the line ol the \ork River road
<t il I lingers incomplete, although more than
half finished a year and a half ago, and the
material ready ibr its completion. This is
due alone to'the failure of the city authori
ties to make progress with the order of the
Council for tin* condemnation and ojicniug
of a small slip along two squares ol Dock
street. Over tins the company has no con
trol, and has to await tin? action of the pio
per authorities. The delay has been very
injurious to the interests of this as well as
of the York Kiver line, and, we think, in a
material sense, of the general business of the
city itself. Keccnt assurances justify some
better confidence that it can be completed
during the coming spring. .
I The recent attention given by capitalists
to the immense granite formations along the
line of your road, within a few miles of
ttichmond, has resulted in large investments
in this property, and a consequent demand
for enlarged accommodation in two or three
| short lateral roads, and the enlargement and
relit ting of the wharf at IJockctls '1 he
management have thought it proper I o en
courage I liesc eirorts to develop this\alua-j
hie but hitherto unused source of wealth by
suitable arrangements in the res poets refer- I
I red to in supply of all of the facilities that
ire required. A new source of profitable
trade to the road and the community is
hence anticipated. .
An important engagement of similar cha
j racter in its uses to the company has been
entered into by the management with the
Tredegar Company, of this city, well known
as one of the large;.! and most enterprising j
iron establishments of the South. Their in- !
icecssible relation" to the different lines of
rail transportation coiitering in the city iu- j
(lined thai company, a few months si nee, to j
tropose to this the const ruction of an cxteu
'?ion of its 15-lle Isle branch aeross dames j
river to the works ol the Tredegar Company
in certain terms denied equitable to both
and convenient, to this company. Alter due j
consideration an agreement to that effect
was entered into on the ."ith day of April,
1871, ami the work is now iu progress. A
copy of saiil contract i- herewith presented I
for the information of the stockholder.-. It
is not doubted that this work, when diet ted.
will result to the mutual profit of bothcoiu
I ttonit and contribute materially to the de
I velopiner.t of thi* important braneii ot oui
local, media nic.d, ami manufacturing indus
try and trade.
Application has also been recently made to
the company for the con.-trnetion of an addi
'ional branch, of about one miie in length, to
accommodate a new undertaking to develop
an additional co.d jiroduction in the Mid
lothian field near Oilfield. Though not de
icrmincd vet, the interest i- one deemed
worthy the favorable consideration of the
I company. The coal properties that spread
for six miles along and adjacent to both sides
I of the company's road, and within a distance
I of lift ecu miles from Richmond, it under the
I control and direction of ample capital and a
I proper mining -kill and economy, would
I doubtless develop a largely increased tralbc
j fur the company. and a valuable, source ot
wealth to the community and State. At pre
sent, one of the most valuable of t hoc pro
1 pcrties is seriously restrained in its produc
I five operations by an accidental litigation in
volving the title'; which, however, it is ex
pected will soon be disposed of. lt> propri
etor, a Xew York capitalist of enterprise and
larsre resources, expresses his purpose to push
J the production on an ample scale. J-m.in
such effort \< entitled tu the liberal encourage
ment of the c unpany and community, ere
I ; it i 1 1 ns it iloc* new Nvc'illli liom wbic.i
even- interest in the community receives
I more or less of contribution.
The properlv and franchise of the Roanoke
Vallev railroad, from Keysyilb- to Clarkes
J ville and the North ' aroliua line, ha\ing
been purchased during the present year by
I certain parties iu friendly relations to this
I company, the same have been placed at oui
disposal, with the desire and expectation
that with the hearty co-operation of the eom
inunities locally interested in its construction;
I together with this company, that improw
nient, commenced years ago, and so much
needed by the people of that section, could
be at once put under construction, \\itu
I such co-operation it can and should be done,
in the interests of this company, of the peo
ple in that section of Virginia and -North
Carolina, and of this city, which is itself
lari'lv interested in the opening of a valua
ble" lateral and tributary to the transporta
tion of the road and the commerce ot the
city. These views have been indicated
already through the President of this com
pany to the people interested. If properly
responded to bv them, the interests one
that deserves, ami will doubtless receive, t.ic
favorable consideration of the stockholders
The importance and value ot this compa
ny's line of the great work under construc
tion between Charlotte, N. and Atlanta,
Ga., and in which the company has a very
large interest, direct and indirect, has justi
fied its previous mention in connection v\ itti
the company's affairs. Its present advanced
condition and expected early compel wn
promise the amplest verihcation oi what has
been heretofore stated to the stockholders in
regard to it. With nearly seventy miles co i -
rilcted, and more than one hundred addi
tional nearly ready for the rail, the utmost
confidence is felt that the entire line will Ik.
opened during the ensuing y'^^. thus gn ing,
through the connected property ot the >
Carolina railroad between Greensboro and
Charlotte a new connecting lu;e ?f ?
two hundred and lifty miles in extcn t tin ?u h
a productive country, with more than tn?j
hundred additional miles (.f conneded and
operating railways, the businna of which
will be shared in large part by :
nv's line. To the diversihcd productions
and traffic of this extensive and yi uable
portion of the South one hundicd and
twenty miles of transportation is to be thus
saved," and these subjects of commercial ex
change converged upon their shortest transit
over your line and to its markets. Ihc
teeming fields of the cotton belt, are moved
one hundred and twenty miles nearer -to
Kidimond, and her tobacco and Hour a d
iron fabrics are pushed up one hundred and
twentv miles nearer to their best market.
The Norfolk and Great Western Railroad
Company have, it is understood, made ar
rangements to commence the const ruction _of
their line from Danville west at a \ery eaily
period. In its successful progress and com
pletion this company has an tmmcd iate ?and
important interest, and will lend every prac
ticable encouragement to the enterprise.
The general results of the year have been
tiros pects of the tuture justify the s exptcta
tion of appropriate rewards to the enter
prise and labors which have marked the lns
torv of vour improvement from its com
mencement, and promise a more
usefulness to the country and more certain
and ample rcwurds to its owners.
The subordinate officers and employee u
the company have continued generally to cte
ncrvo well its confidence and lmeral support.
On motion of Mr. K. H. Maury, of Rich
mond, a committee of nine was appointed to
consider the report. The following gentlemen
were selected as the eoinmittee: Mossi ?. h.
13. Maury, of Richmond; W. l. Uurke.ot
Danville ; D. M. -Martin, ot Uoiry; V>. H.
Palmer, of Richmond; J. 8. Easlev, or Hali
fax; ]?. p. Richardson, of North Carolina;
it. T. Hubbard, of Buckingham; T. D. Neal,
... Richmond, and George Price, of Dan
ville.
REPORT or ENGINEER AND SUPERINTENDENT.
The report of Colonel T. M. K. Talcott,
engineer and superintendent of the road, fur
nishes much interesting and valuable infor
mation, from which we abstract the follow
ing :
I he earning and expenditure* for the
year were as follows :
Earnings. ? From passengers, ?245, <590.01 :
froin freights, ?47o,53t.72 ; from express
freights ?10,G7,S.20 ; from United Mates
; from telegraph lin#*.
*3*-o. , 4? total, ?758,072. 10.
Jurpcndtttire $ for ordinary expenses were
astoliows : Conducting transportation, 2*134.
~.?>.49 ; maintenance of roadway and real
estate, 1. >2,109.31 ; maintenance of ma
chinc'ry, $38, f) 7 . g011crul cxpenso5<) fOH,
?'?01 total, $413,830.78. For cxtraordina
i\ expenses : For conducting transportation,
?w i'i,4io..j2 ; maintenance of roadwav and
real estate, ?3,413.00 ; maintenance of ma
chinery, *00,318.99? total, ?84,208.11. Total
of expenditures, 498,044.80. Excess of re
ceipts over expenditures, ?200,027.51; making
amount of earnings as above, ?7."?8, 072.4.0 '?
troin which deduct ordinary expenses. ?-113 -
830.7S ; leaving net earnings for the vea'r
?>344,235.0*2.
Passengers ? Number of through passen
gers : Between Richmond and Greensboro',
10,188; between Richmond and Burkeville
0.307; between Greensboro' and Rurkeviite
320? total through passengers, 22,875; num
ber of way passengers, 95,310? total through
and way, 11,8,215.
There was an increase iu Hie number of
through passengers between Richmond and
Greensboro' of 1.771, a decrease of 1,245 be
tween Richmond and Burkeville, and 353 be
tween Burkeville and Greensboro'; with de
crease in income from through passengers of
?7,089.37.
There was an increase of 1 1,173 in the
number of local or way passenger*, which
class includes all jiasscngers I ravelling on tiie
road at the regular local fare, and on mileage,
season, and return tickets; with an increased
number of miles travelled by local passen
gers amounting to the equivalent of one pas
senger for 82.1)00 miles.
Tonnage.? The total tonnage foj- 1 lie year
was 101,122 tons again.*! 120.958.S4 tons the
preceding year? increase, 40,103.10 tons.
The leaf or unmanufactured tobacco
brought to Richmond, including stems, wa>:
Hogsheads of leaf. 17.580 packages, 22.253,
915 pounds; tierces and tubs of leaf, 18,090
packages, lo,275,180 pounds: boxes of leaf,
2,587 packages. 079,009 pounds? 38,803 pack
ages, 33,208,73 1 pounds. Hogshead? of stems,
1,098 packages; 1,733.410 pounds. Total un
manufactured, 31,912,150 pound-. Amount
of unmanufactured previous year, 10,238,52 1
pounds. Increase from previous year, 15,- 1
703,020 pounds.
The manufactured tobacco brought to
Richmond was: ?;0,i97 packages, 5.508,715
pounds; previous year, 4f?, lie packages,
3,130,721 pounds ? im-rcase, 14,771 paeka-^-s,
I,378.021 pounds. Total tuns of liianufac
turedand nmnanofactinvd tobacco brought
to Richmond during the year, I :?,7 1 -1 ; pre
vious year, 11,181 tons? increase in tons,
8,511.
FX A MINI NO COMMITTERS REPORT.
.Mr. Wood Rouldin, Jr., of Richmond, in j
the absence of the chairman of this commit- '
tee. submitted a report giviii.r: in del til fhej
result of a jvct n? tourol in-j>eelion over the i
road. This report js also submitted iu o.?n
ncction with tint of I'residi nt Buford.
On motion of Mr. Rulbrd, this report was
accepted and approved, ami referred to the
Committee on tlie President's Report.
On motion of Mr. Bulord. the meeting!
then adjourned until 1 o'clock 1*. M.
AUprnoon Session.
'J he stockuold' i*s resumed I Li ? ; r ses-iou at j
1 o'clock.
Mr. .Martin, from the committee appointed i
to consider the President's ami Examination 1
Committee's report, submitted a report audi
the following resolutions, which were
adopted :
" 1. AVs ohxif. Tint tbismcctimraeccpls and i
approves the report of the president and di- i
re i tors this day submitted, and especially and 1
cord Lilly does it approve the action oi' the
board of directors in respect to the lease of
the North C.trolitri railroad, as well as its
action relating to the Roanoke Valley rail
road.
u2. Hcsolvcil, That t.hereporl of the exam- j
ining committee be received and approved.*' j
Mr. iinford, president of the company,
submitted an abbreviated form of t lie present !
by-laws of the company, which requires the I
annual meeting of the company to be belli
on the second Wcdnvsday iu December, j
which was adopted.
1JRANC1I i:o.\|>S.
Mr. Rulbrd sul'iniited the following reso
lution: which was adopted :
"AV.su/co/, That the Board of Directors!
of this company be, and they are hereby, an- i
thorized to cause to be constructed, in such '
manner and upon such terms n< they may I
deem most judicious, branch railroads or
lateral works, not exe? eding ten miles each in
length, whenever and wherever tJie interests j
of the company may, in their opinion, re- 1
quire it."
On motion of Mr. Rulbrd, the following
resolution was adopted :
" That the Hoard of Directors
be, and they are hereby, authorized to make j
such arrangements ami enter into such con
tracts with theother companies or individuals j
as they may deem most judicious for the pnr- j
pose of extendi ug the business connections of j
this company. The arrangements and con- 1
I tracts alluded to are such as are contempla
ted by the act of the General Assembly of
j Virginia approved July 11, 1871, entitled an i
act to amend the >? corn! section an of act c:i
! titled 'an act to authorize the Richmond and
j Danville Railroad Company to lease, hold,
and operate, the l'icdmont railroad,' passed
February 13, 1800.''
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
On motion of Mr. J. C. Williams, of Rich
mond, Colonel II. S. Rulbrd was unani
mously iv-elccted President of the company, i
The following Directors were also chosen
for the ensuing term : A. Y. Stokes, H. II. I
Marshall, John R. Edmonds W. T. Slither- j
lin, W. L. Owen.
The following gentlemen were also chosen j
a s the Examining Committee for the aj?
proaching year: "W. 13. Isaacs, T. D. Neal,
Wood Bouidiu, Jr., W. T. Scott, and R. \ .
Gaines.
On motion of Mr. Mcl'hail, it was ordered j
j that the stockholders and their families be i
I allowed to pass free to and from the annual ;
I fairs held at Danville and Richmond.
The usual thanks on such occasions wi re .
tendered, alter which the meeting adjourned
sine die. .
Virginia Inebriates' Home. ? On Tuesday
a iK'tition from the Richmond Academy of
Medicine for the establishment by the State
of an inebriate asylum was presented to the
Legislature. On yesterday a bill was re
l?orte(l from the Committee on Propositions
and Grievances for the incorporation of the
Virginia Inebriates' Home, to be located at
Richmond, and to be supported by the vol- ;
untary contributions of the benevolent. The
persons named as corporators are Dr. Petor
lield Trent, Dr. "W. W. Parker, Dr. William
II. Taylor, W. C. Mayo, Thomas J. Evans,
Asa Snyder, Rev. J. L. Burrows, J. A. Dun
can, Joshua Peterkin, W. S. Gilman, W. Hall
Crew, T. Wiley Davis, William J. Glenn,
D. W. Bohanon, M. P. Handy, William II.
"Wade, John B. Berryman, Rev. George W.
Dame, Kev. C. J. Gibson, George A. Bruce,
Caleb Jacob, Mortimer J. Kilgour, R. G.
Staples, A. P. A bell, James G. Blanks, Rev.
John A. JeJicrson, Rev. J. C. Perkins, John
W. Daniel, Rev. Thomas Hume, and asso
ciates.
List of Cnmaji.able Letters Remaining in
tiie Richmond Post-Office Decemiur 13. ?
I A. 3Ioi.se, Richmond; Rev. E. R., Washing-1
| ton, Ya. ; Mrs A. K. Jones, Goodcll's P. 0. ;
1 R. G. 3I?yo, Staunton, Va.
RICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG,
AND POTOMAC RAILROAD CO.
Animal Electing of the Stockholder*.
ELECTION OF OFFICEHS.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
Knifroad Company was held yesterday at the
office of the company in this city. E. Y.
Cannon was called to the chair, and Mr. J. 13.
\\ inston chosen secrctarj*.
rRESlDENT'a RETORT.
The report of the President and Directors,
with accoinjw living report* and tabular state
ments ol the General Superintendent and En
gineer, were received and approved.
From the report of the President is taken
the following : Income from transportation,
^813, 838.74 ; from rents of real estate, $1,
?173,27 ; and from dividends on stock and
dividend obligations of the Potomac Steam
boat Company, $10, 603 ? making au aggregate
ol v?o'-0, 180.01, or $1,948.70 less than the
income of the preceding year.
The ordinary expenses of the company
are shown to amount to ?188.731.16, not in
cluding the sum of ?14,225.8*1 reported under
the title of "Extraordinary Expenses" and
expended in additions to the property of the
company, not properly chargeable to the cur
rent expenses of any one year, the use and
benefit of them extending over series of
years, and including the sum of ?2,531.90,
this company's quota of the expenses during
the past two years of the Southern Atlantic
Railroad office in Xew York, ascertained and
paid only during the past year.
During the seven months preceding the
close of the fiscal year, on the 30th of Sep
tember, considerable reductions have been
made in the rates of lure over this road,
winch have readied in a diminution of the
receipts Irom transportation of passengers.
In the Inst, annual report of the directory
of this company to its stockholders the then
expected early construction of a railroad be
tween Alexandria and the terminus of this
company's branch, or extension, to a point
near the entrance of Quawtico creek into the
Potomac river was adverted to with a re
ference to the advantages which would result
to this company from continuous railway
t rans|x>rtation between Richmoudaml Wash
ington and points south and southwest of
Richmond, and points north, northeast, and
northwest of Washington. The stockhold
ers have been informed, at their called
meeting in May last, of the subsequent
action of tin- company now constructing
that railroad between Alexandria and the
terminus of this company's branch road
in rejecting any terms of co-operation which
were nut equivalent to the disruption of this
company's relations and business connections
with alfother companies, and the subjection
of its interests and management to the abso
lute control of other companies, or associa
tions of individuals by which that company
is sustained, and by which its road is being
constructed. Under these circumstances it
became a matter of obvious importance to
this company t<? secure the immediate con
struction of a railroad from the terminus of
iL> branch road near Quantieo to the mouth
of Quantieo creek, where there is a superior
steamboat harbor, and of wharves and other
structures there, f.?r the accommodation of
the steamboats running in connection with
this company's road between that point and
Washington. And sis lite charter of this
company did not authorize the extension of
its mad" beyond the terminus of its ten-mile
brnieh. it became necessary to have it done
by the Potomac Railroad Company, whose
? iuutei also authorizes it to extend its road to
Alexandria. '1 he work both on this com
pany's ten-mile branch and on the connect
ing road between it and the harbor at the
mouth of (jiiautico creek has been very
nearly finished, and can be in use within
three weeks alter the completion of an cm
baiikineiit over a marshy creek, requiring
more time and work than was anticipated.
The wharves mid other structures at the
mouth of (Juantico creek are all completed.
When this company's trains shall be run to
that point the time required for transporting
passengers between Richmond and Wash
ington will, according to the best estimate
which cm now be made, be nearly or quite
one hour less than at present, increasing to
that extent t!ii- company's advantages over
am other route between Rielnuoud and the
North.
This estimate made without reference to
the railroad now under construction between
(tuauiico and Alexandria, the Hoard not
being pos-osed of any reliable information
as to the date when that road will be ready
for use, or as to whether the company own
ing it will be then more disposed than they
have heretofore been to enter into any ar
raugenu ut for joint transportation over that
road and tlil> consistent with this eompauy's
independence and interests.
Notwithstanding the difficulties and antag
onisms experienced by this company during
I he past year, it has been enabled to defray
all its expenses, to meet all its liabilities,
whether for interest on its funded debtor
dividends on its guaranteed stock, and to
transfer a balance of ?52,479.09 to its reserve
fund, applicable to the extension and im
provement of its works, and to the other
measures needed for the protection of its in
terests.
in the mean time, the roadway, equip
ment, and other property of the company,
have bi t n maintained in the best condition,
and ea|iablc of the most efficient perform
ance of any amount of transportation for
which they may be required.
The fidelity, zeal, and efficiency with which
the officer* and employees of the company
immediately under the observation and con
trol of Board have, with few exceptions, per
formed the duties of their several positions
deserve more tlian a formal commendation,
and could not be excelled. The occasions,
during the past year especially, requiring of
them the |>erforiiiaitce of more than usual
labors, often at unusual hours, have not been
lew, and have always been met by them with
a spirit of zeal and alacrity which evinced
their deep interest in the welfare of the com
pany.
'general scter intexdent's report.
From the report of E. T. D. Myers, the
indefatigable and courteous General .Superin
tendent, to whom this company is indebted
lbr untiring energy and faithfulness, it is seen
that the earnings' of the company for the
year are, as set forth in the Treasurer's re
port, ?320, 180.01, and the expenses ?202,900.
II appears that there is a reduction in current
expenses of ?50,923.95, and in revenue of
?1. 94**.70, as compiued with the previous
year; and that the ratio of expenses to re
ceipts is t>2 per cent. These figures include
the extraordinary expenses. The company's
equipment has been increased during the
year by a first-class locomotive, 2 baggage
cars, 1 box-ear, and ?> llats.
The through train has not lieen added to.
The road has been kept up to its usual stand
ard. The bridges are in good order. The
Hazel Run trestle decayed more rapidly than
had been anticipated, and lias therefore been
entirely renewed with first-ekiss timber.
This skeleton structure, less durable than a
covered bridge, wjus preferred on account ol
the location, which renders it peculiarly lia
ble to lire ? an accident very seldom occurring
to a trestle. This work is 92 feet in length
and 45 feet high and cost per foot run about
$13.37*. 1 1 is probably good for eight years
i service". The stone culvert at the end ot
Broad street having been required to be low
ered by the City Council, has been taken
I down and rebuilt.
i An arched culvert near the sixty-t bird miu -
lK)st bis been completed and partially filled
upon. A new section-house has been built
at Ashland. About 4} miies of new rails
have been laid.
engineer's rei ort.
The
Myers,
the wo
present* of" milarial fevers and diseases to
an unusual extent.
election of officer?.
Mr. P. V. Daniel, Jr., was umnimou*ly re
report of the Chief Engineer, .Major
gives a full exhibit of the progress ol
"k on the Quantieo branch, and alludes
lel iv in t'ae work occasioned by the
elccted president. of the company, but de
clined to nerve longer in that rapacity from
a desire to return to the more congenial pur
suit of hi* profession.
After many feeling tributes to hi" fidelity
a* an officer, and worth as a man, Mr. John
M. Robinson was elected president pro lent.
to till the vacancy occasioned by his resigna
tion until a suitable permanent successor
should he elected.
Messrs. R. W. llnxnll, S. Mills, Elihu
Chauneey, and H. A. Claiborne, were elected
directors on the part of t he stockholders.
Virginia Immigration Convention.
SECOND DAY S PROCEEDINGS.
ILEPOUT^Ol' THE BUSINESS C OMMITTEE
I
INTERESTING ADDRESSES UY GOVERNOR
MONTAGUE, LUSt TENANT-GOVERNOR
MAR YE, MAJOR NOLAND, COL.
I,AMIJ. SENATOR KlUKPAT
Rl< l\. GENERAL 1MBODEN.
AND OTHERS.
1 he Convention met, pursuant to adjourn
in cut, yesterday morning at l?) o'clock in the
n Tn"1 0f th0 Change Hotel?
Hon. A. Ii. if. Stuart in the chair.
RETORT OK THE BUSINESS COMMITTEE.
Colonel Hubbard, of Buckingham count v
lrom the committee npjwuitcd last nHif. to
piepare business for the Convention? sub
I!in l-lrl lTl'W,lil'h !'1 hls ml?ost was
read by Lieutenant-Governor Marve, who
had wi en the same and for thisreion was
\? Ia>* ?t- Ijct'orc the Convention.
J he report was read r. s follows :
" REPORT OFTllK COMMITTEE.
"This meeting of citizens of Virginia m
tliernl from all i,..rts ?r the state, SxpruL
fait hiully the conviction of all iis people in
deeku mg that the paramount need and de
sire ot \ irginia is to secure the introduction
? capital and efficient labor in utilizing the
agricultural, mineral, and manufacturing re
??f thc ?ate;and that the people
and the Gov ernment of \ irginia will extend
a cordial welcome and fostering aid to immi
grants from all parts of this count rY and of
httrope who come to employ these essential
helps within her limits.
"This meeting is convinced that the fol
lowing are prominent among the means to
be employed to obtain these benefits :
'? 1. The Legislature of Virginia should
cause to be prepared, published, and dis
seminated under its authority and super
vision, accurate ami full descriptions of the
physical elements, resources, and adaptations
ot t.ie state of its internal improvements
and communicat ions, its commercial accessi
bility, its political and social condition, toge
ther with all such information, in detail, as
is needed by all classes ot people disposed to
seek a home or employ their means in Vir
ginia.
"J. In order to this work the Legislature
should constitute such executive agents to
. perform it as are competent therefor; and
, this meeting leaves to the Legislature to prc
? scribe the plan of such a Board, which, iu the
judgment of this meeting need not exceed
three or four members, should be so eonsti
? tuted as to represent faithfully all ttietcrri
? toiial and material interestsof the Comiuon
, wealth. Tliis Board could intelligently iu
, vest igate and adopt such otheraids to iuinii
, gration as it found practically available.
, J'his meeting feels assured that as much as
, &W.OOO should be appropriated by the Le
gislature, and may l.e wisclv and efficientlv
applied in said direction.
*? 1 he Legislature should, by its enact
ments, extend all needful protection to im
I migrants, and a fostering policy towards
capital disposed to embark in the physical
development of the .State.
?' ;L 'J'iie railroads of Virginia should lend
their valuable aid, in co-operation with the
State, in facilitating the inllux of capilal
and cllieicni labor and in encouraging the
same when introduced. And both the rail
roads and l hf State should encourage, bv ail
the aid they can reasonably atl'ord, all enter
prises for facilitating and cheapening steam
communication between Europe and Vir
ginia.
" When all th<' means above indicated an
actively employed in combination with pri
vate enterprise excited in the same direc
tion there are abundant reasons for the as
surance thai Hie vast and varied inducement!
existing in Virginia for the employment ol
capital and labor will prove sutlieient to at
tract and sustain these indispensable aids tc
to hrr recuperation and prosperity."
After reading the report, Lieutenant-Gov
ernor Marve slid that the committee hat
thought it wise and judicious to treat oul\
on the general subjects connected with im
migration, and he thought it would be beltej
to Jet the meeting tind expression from gen
tlemen present on the various sections of" the
report, so that the whole report and its re
commendations might be fully discussed.
On motion of Colonel John M. I'atton, ex
Governor Montague was requested toaddres.
thc Convention.
REMARKS OF GOVERNOR MONTAGUE*
The Governor said he agreed with the re
port in every respect save one. He thought
I it the duty of the people to stimulate the Le
I gislature, but he could not agree with thc
report in the suggestion of that lumbering
machine '*a bureau." He thought the way
to reach the end was not through a bureau,
nor yet through a board, but through one
single man. lie knew one man who could
accomplish this purpose. That man was
Matthew Maury. [Applause.] He had
known him when the two were struggling
i together for the lost cause.
He could not speak for the Valley or the
tSouthside, but he knew well the country
along the Rappahannock, the 1'otomac, ami
, the Piaukatank. To-day, said be, it is calm and
beautiful ; and let me tell you, Mr. President
and gent lemen, that in thc country 1 have allu
ded to, where t lie land Is as riehasany in Vir
ginia, the negro will not do? he is worthless.
The water is studded to-day with canoes, and
the negroes in my country will make from
two to tluee dollars on tin; oyster-rocks. It
may be stormy to-morrow and the uext day,
but then he will live on that three dollars
until another good day. >Vhy, sir, he will
drive a few slobs down in the ground near
the water, and with a few oysters and a little
whiskey he is happier than the crowned
heads of Europe or General Grant. He lad
much rather sleep under a hogshead turned
bottom upwards than in the Exchange Hotel.
Well, when the oysters are gone, then come the
crabs, and the spots, and the jumping-mul
let, and all the sjiecimens of the finny tribe,
which live iu millions in the waters of thc
old Commonwealth of Virginia. What we
want, Mr. President, is a good, thrifty popu
lation to supplant these i>eople. We want
labor and capital ; but where to get it is the
great question of this day ? the paramount
question of Virginia. In the little piece of
Virginia where I live there are negroes from
. every State south of us. They came to Old
Point during the war; they came to York
town during the war, and we never can get
rid of them until there comes a thrifty set of
men? white men who will till the soil,
which now is wasting away and growing up
. iu weeds and briars.
REMARKS OF COLONEL I'ATTON.
At the conclusion of Governor Montague's
remarks Colonel I'atton said he would like
to offer an amendment to the report. He re
gretted that tliis meeting should endorse
Colonel Maury as their choice now. 11 is
taleut he knew was peculiar. He is thc Yery
lather of the telegraphic feature, and one ol
the most eminently practical men in Virginia.
? We want a man devoted to Virginia, and in
' him we ba\e it. He hoped when the time
i came for the sehrtion of a man that thc Lr
i gislature would with unanimity recommend
i him. But i he time lias not yet come.
lie loved Virginia, and he had been de
lighted to hisir the sentiments expressed lust
. night. >'<Mt to Virginia he loved that t^ramJ
THE DISPATCH,
TERMS OF ADVERTTS ING: "
CASH IN V,\H!AH!,Y in AI>V \UCIE.
IfTW Pijaarr, one Insertion.... */???
Due square, two Insertions.....""*** * , li
One Mature, thm; Insertions J z*
One Kjtwre, six Insertion*. * J*
r>ne H|i/are. twelve 1 tm-rttaua .' 2 5?
Due aqpare, one montli .?
One Hjuare. two months * ,? rJJ
Dne sgnare, three months V. ...', ? <yj
uld English commonwealth, and he wanted ?
?omc of their people Jure with >is.
(Colonel Patton hoped, however, that the
report of the eomniittec would he amended
in i the third section, and the words "and to
an capital already invested in Virginia"
.u ded to tlie sentence "introduction of capi
!?,?i c- e|lt !abor ia "Hiking the ngricui
of the^tatT'"' aml manVfacturin^ resources
GOVERXOU SlARYR ' ' ' ' ? '
ffvSf!!1 ?f?r fakin* fh<> floor? hut ?*d his
him" iw?v S ,W0!ild. u\a few moments tike i ,
Mont-.-uV H to -a-v 10 Governor
cnr.i ue that there was a perfect colnri.
o^Th!' ?T r "KS of J7i*
own m relation to a Burcm U?it ..u .??
apology he thought that in 'confomity ^th
the nvommendation of the Executive there
h .n ir" ;l ?f ten gentlemen, per
haps. He eoneuded Ins remarks hv alluding
to Governor Montague's address arid endor?
Ing his views of the condition of afl'airs in
J idewater Virginia. But, said the speaker,
,7i !? 'r, ' .^luragiug negro labor in
otliei sections oi the Commonwealth.
v |V", V-1! TI:lVit : J/1?1*' tho gentleman from
Alhe marie ' will withdraw his amendment.
J' ?? ??tton * * wi" at tho earnest soli
citation of the gentlemau.
wm1i"l0h-n1juul',l>.: lb"P? U?e gentleman
will not withdraw lux motion.
Colonel Hubbard : This Is an immigration
meeting, Mr. Chairman, and I rise to a point
of order. \\ e are not discussing financial
questions.
The Chair: The point i.s welJ taken.
Major Jed. Hotehkiss, of Staunton, .said
that he was authorized to extend an invita
tion ol free transit to members of the Con
vention returning over the Chesapeake and
Ohio Railroad.
'1 he other railroads coming into likhmond
made the same offer.
The following resolution of the Business
Committee was presented and adopted :
"licso'ccj. That <ach member of tiiuCou
vention be^ requested to enroll his name, in
urut*i (hat it may lu? that this Couvcu
tion represents every section of the Common
wealth."
On motion of Governor Montague, the
meeting adjourned until this evening at 7
o'clock I'. 31.
Evening Session.
The Convention resumed its session at half
past 7 o'clock in the hall of the House of
Delegates, which was full to overflowing.
The pending question when the Conven
tion adjourned in the morning was whether
the rcjiort should he discussed (its various
pro posi t i o us) stria lint.
.Major Jed. Hotehkiss moved that there
purl be adopted as a whole.
UK. DANIELS,
ot Richmond, said that what we wanted,
and what we should seek t^ attain bv immi
gration, was the individual benefit of each
citizen of the Commonwealth, and the Com
monwealth itself, which is the aggregate of
individuals. To this end we should lay aside
all petty prejudices and go to work in the
right way. The North is ready now, said
j he, as she ever was, to pour her monev into
the lap of this Mate. This Is not a political
question, Mr. President, for you know Grant
is going to be re-elected anyway, and it don't
make any difference. [A voice: ".No ho
ain't."]
f want you, Mr. President, to hear from
one of these northern emigrants, and I call
on .Mr. Clialkley Gillingliam.
Major Noland: 1 move that we adopt the
ten-minute rule. [Laughter.] But, Mr. Pre
sident, 1 am in favor of what Mr. Daniels has
said. I look to northern immigration, too,
a.s our salvation ; and 1 welcome them, too,
even though they do edit the Slab: Journal,
just so | hey buy a Virginia farm. [Ap
plause.] But 1 forgot myself. I renew mv
motion that each speaker he limited to ten
minutes.
Mr. MeGonlgal: I hope the gentleman's
motion will not prevail. I hardly think it
fair to confine the answers to Lite morning's
spe?rhe> to so short a time.
Major Xoland : Well, sir, I move the gentle
man he allowed tilt ecu minutes, and others
only ten minutes. [Laughter.]
Mr. .McGonigal then spoke for lifteen
minuti >, touching npon the ditliculties in the
way of immigration, the care to be taken,
and urging the Convention to extend a
broad and cordial invitation to northern
capitalists aud not t hern immigrants.
II KM ARKS OK C0LO.VEI. LAMB.
Colonel William Lamb, of Norfolk, followed,
and said that he thought it had taste in tlio
gentleman who had ju-t preceded Mctioni
gal to undertake to give the views he did in
relation to the subject umh r discussion. Ho
had conversed with intelligent immigrants,
and had found that there was tlio greatest
ignorance in relation to the general condi
tion, location, climate, soil, ?fce., of Virginia.
He had at his own expense sent several hun
dred copies of Commodore Maury's work to
Europe, but that, the speaker thought,
was not what was needed, though ill
itself if was a grand work, lie favored
the Governor's plan. He did not think
Commodore Maury could represent nil
the State of Virginia, even though gifted
and even learned a* he is. He thought a
good, complete, and full explanatory pamph
let of the old .State should be printed and dis
seminated through all of Europe? printed in
as many languages as theGciier.il Assembly
might see tit. The class of immigrants
which he thought we could get are the small
tenantry farmers ? men who liave saved
money enough to buy land of their own. It
is, said he, that substantial class? the middle
class. They can be reached through the pub
lication of this ollieial document of which I
have spoken.
The only way out of the difficulty is to
bring in these thrifty people of the middle
class who will work with their own hands.
And in conclusion he said to the members of
the Legislature that he thought they must
act at once. He hoped when their eonstitu
cneies asked them for bread they would not
give in return a stone, and when they asked
for a bill in aid of immigration they would
not point them to the Virginia resolutions of
"JS-W. [Applause.]
SENATOR KIHKPATlUOr,
of Campbell, followed < olonel Lamb, and said
he thought the General Assembly was scared
almost to death for fear tiiat their constitu
ents would hang them when they got back
home if they spent any more 'money. Tliero
were very many points upon which informa
tion was wanted on this most important
subject. The live principal ones he cited aa
follows :
1. What has been done in the way of im
migration and the good results therefrom ?
What the prospect of immediate and
palpable results?
y. What plan or bill will best accomplish,
the good designed t
4. How prevent a collision of this State
scheme with private enterprise ?
it. What the condition of the jieople In
regard to emigration ? arc they wanting oz
preparing to remove Y
11 EM A 18 KS OP GK.VEBAL JMEODEK.
General Imbodeu spoke next, and gave at
length his views, discussing what he con
ceived to be the practical difficulties iu the
way. He thought that we should combine
the dignity ot the State with the enterprise
of personal individuals. He favored the
formation of a bureau aud a commission
and Commodore Maury was the man for that
office. The information which these people
wanted must come from the State; it must
be official, sanctioned by the State, The
s j Maker liad but recently talked with Mr.
Huntington about the great eufrrpri%e in
which he was to much interested, and he was
told by him that there was one foreigner who
had bought enough bud In Huntington oa
which to erect workshops which would em*
ploy tiro thousand mechanic a so soon as tlw
winter frosts had disappeared.
TUB BKPOKT ADOPTKD.
At the conclusion of General Imboden'i
remarks the report of the committee was
unanimously adopted.
The following resolution was presented by
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