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? n? ? RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28,' 1872. VOL XL11I B* C0> CAPw-ixvAaiAfttT m AtfwtttK?V*: The DAILY DISPATCH te deliTtT*a tw *ttb?cri ocrs at rir TBKv <? *kt* pw xrwsfc, pay&ble to Unseat rlcr weekly, Malted at *? per annum; $3 for six tnonths: ?s?\ T^r month for it sherrter period. The SEMI-WEEKLY DISPATCH at $3 per ae RUWI. Or *1.R? for XlX IWMlthS. The WEEKLY DISPATCH nt *3 porantmm. 1 MSTOFLlTORg. _ 1ST OF LFTTimS URHA1NING IN A THE mCHMOXD POST-OFFICK DKCEM BER 27. 1(5 <5. Person"* calling for letters In this list will ptowe p-v ^Advertises!." If not called for hi four weeks tbi-y win be sent to the Doad-Lett^r Offico. in Wasli Ingtou. LADIES' LIST. > " Fredwoman.M. Porter, P. t'eopd) Pavey, L.A. Pollard. I. Robinson, M. ('co lored) Read. L. Randolph, A. ttundoiph, F. Rose, 1). C. Smith. R. .swift, B. Al>n. A. P. Alexander, E- B. AlVu.M. freedom.?. At-hbcrn, II. Games, H. Anderson, B. <i allies. t. E. \ us: in, S- C. Garllnsr, S. Rnrton, X. M. . .I Bnrke. M. Gilloapte. C. Buil'.ngtoij. E. J- <?rr.vcs? A. Brown. S. Hall. S. ( . Urowii, .J. Brown. E. Jlnwflwn, ?'. Brov. n. '1. }!<vs, X, )'.l*k''lcy. M lt!u;h.iin B. X. Hnw-py. ('. R iker." M. O. ( 'iw?N, N t "ti*ry M. < U> . >. A. ( '. || K< . \\ . V. ? iiridatn. F, ? I.il M. i , uU Mb Id. K. crane. M.S. Cunl: Kl:aiu, C 1. OtiidlflV. V p. iiard, r. ?'. 1 visor.. P. ffcivls, K. Duncum. M. 11 arris, N. ? Hewktt, M. 'eo- Srotteal, C. lf>ro<1 ^ nillard. I- C. mil. r. Hill. E. Hick.-.,S. A. Hohnos, B. Holmes. 1*. llH^h'.iank, Y Hughs, J Samauni, P. Shaml>v, B. C. Slater. J. StiUivan, M. Stout, J. K. Stone. A. V. Tny lor, E. T?rmr, C? Triiisuui. W. 0. .JacVson. D. fco- 1'tinier, A. G. I0'i?d) Tucker. .1, .Tinkins, S. Turner. O. Jacoby, Miss Thomas, M. Je.er, M. C. Toney. C. A. Johnson, M. L. Thompson, E. Johnson, P. (Co- T alley, E. lore*!) Wymne. R. H. Josephenis, M. Wvnue, H. Kersey. J. \\Tom!ff#rd, 8. C. Lcc. K'. Lynch. L. Lyue?, L. MarstUld. F J >f-?r vro<\.?. 5?.E. Marsh, J. A. ) i.rsoii. U Mar<ck, M. 0. b'.L'kb'liiou, P. Maztnia. D. Vils. 11. Mllls.il. ; .;%-^rd>,.T. K. M -rrls. A." JIv.in >. S. K. Moore, P. B. K.H.CS. ,M. Wilson. H. White, L K. \Viii!o, E. \YcllltigtOD.N*> Watson, 8.0. U ashlugton, A. AVnrd. E. Wardvn, M. A. \\ Kiihintrton. F. \Vade. K.C. Walthall.G. J. >b.iuvi.. Mclllewe, ) pi.,. C. ??1M) McWills. B. A. Wilson, H. r. >u?r?s. K. Oivl-., L. f2) Walton. M. E. Vitro*.:>:on, S.W. t?*Brio?, N. Youux, XI. Vox* Pulilum, A. v. GF.NTLEMEK'S LIST. Anier -on. Win. IIanl?,y. Phelps,Capt. A. Andfrson. J. Hamilton. W. Perry. 0 Aikin>i iK J. W. Ut'iiry* ?l? T? Pcuillctou, J. Bui ton, Wui. Hev, II. W. Perrlne, G. P. I'eibert. A. Kovtt, ?.E. W. Ilerr.h. E. Howlaud, J. L. p.ur W. W He. .1. Bnrt'iii. I. II. Jtrowti. A. Brooke. D. Brown, d..?) L)r. T. Bf.jhyc- B. Bowman. F. S. Biiai. [>r. Wm- Ilntm.ncher, iiultac-s 1>. (c*d) Hoblnson, JL Ilickw-n S. M. Boy, B. Hid. X. P It Hi nan. W. llyuea. It. Hriljrin-,. XI. Hsiuulcy, Wm h. Bl>keT. II. B.'Kx.iu. \.J. Imuran: or. ? >?. l!o:r.7 i:' jford. W. E. Berry. ?'? J? ?:ei ry. ('. h'anon. II. D. l.'oi.Ci'.s. p. Bo his u. ByiV-ry, J. Bo! 10. 'I. J? RhetU T. M. (2) Hcoveo, M. C. Rand ill. T. M.uiin Randolph, W.G. Jennings, Wm. B. 1. Stephen?, W. J. Jackson, R. Sutton, 0. W. Javksou.J. Street, J. P. ?la*?o.o. 11,1). S: Sjf'tdcnbrough, Co. J. C. Johnson, Rev. Scull, J. B. Stevens. C. P. li.iik'-.r. Win. C? Jonar. A. Sndth, W. W. )-. xl. <. li. done?. W. A. Smith, B. H. r. E. \. Johnson, J. W. Smith. <\S ]; :-k> :a'o. P. Johnson. J. Smith. W. R. Brr:li?n. B. 9. Ji-hnson. J. I*. Sjilller, W. B dlav. J. Johnson,George Smith, T. (c'd) BaMON7..l. J. W. r. < lark. A. Jojios, D. ( !i 'rnbers, R. i Kirk. J. iv.. King. II. 'Carter. I.. TI. La??tcy. Win. t ar:? r. A. fe'd) Lewis. C. < .iter. Dr. T. l.Indlev. IT. < irr. r. W Sfeh!oy. E. M. S'Miwarzman, D. Fhiner, D. C. Peaver, C. Secom!) & Co. Sands. J. H. Sampson, J. P. Lcatherbury, 0. Saiciford. J. II. Cicntit-n. .1. H. ?. " Scott, K. J. CrowdtT.J. I.ovine. B. Sprityrs. C. ('rump, J. G. l.ee. lvtae 't raster-R. 8. ('riddle. J. W. l.yon, M. Tvree, Q. Cr- 11.0. T.alhaili.J. ACo.Tunstall.M. Tvi'rf. A. II. < *?iiueiiter, S. E- La v...oil. d.XV. Conh v.J. Leavy, L. L. C:ir!?^ J - F. Ma Id .r, Wm. Coke. II. F. Mann. George T'iiV.k'. II. P. Marsh. J. L 5 ?a \'i-... - f>i k-is >n, d. (-') Mora'im d. ( l H'olfv, >L s. Merc i?h. C Tiavls! H. Me. d. D. D .:ic<. L. !I. Maury. J. A. p, x rry, M < 7? I tavlo. It.' Mlogol, -L II. E. H. Mav. L. E. i ? vT. w. Miller,' . L. ' K. (e'd) Minor,(*? K\.>r.s. XL (r'J) MoneurO, C. J.iir. LW. Modiv, J.C. >'!? ictt. C. D Fore, i . II T% ler. d. T. Thattock. S. T!n>lev, W. Tliry.'Q. MAlison, W. F. 'I hourw?n, P. Tavlor, H. .t Co. T.trr. J. M. Thurman. A. I). Thomas, L. Tage. G. N. 'i auner. J. F. Tayt r.t Lovalb Tnrnley ,i Per <iuo, Vaupliitn.J. A. Wright. J. A. \\ iikiiiion- T. V. Worth. J. K. M-*oie. A. E. , Xloibv. A. : l i. A Garrf.tt M.ir;"Uy? T. l>. Wiley. J. W. F.. Montgomery, X. Wilson, II. y. iintaSti.d. Minor. F. A. Whtrton. W. G. K.lri rACo. Mc.Manns. J. F. V,'hitmore.G. W. 4, tit her, B. P.. McIutoMi. It. M. William?, E. ?.'?rdon. Win. U. Mcl'owell. A. Willis, i". ?. ditln. H. Xlclleth. d. T. <,"r.ivlns. d.d. Xorrls. W. If. Cihrxfii. W. T. Newt??n, d. (iriv. Xlchub',' . ?,ti ifck. J>. P. N? tester. J. M. Went worth..'T. E. i .uerriut, XL L. Oliver, d. II. We?te liofT. II. Jfoeh. J. Powell, d. S. ji.'.rttnnn, II. Pope, E. B Hart. M. Powers, W. B. Ibadly & Sou, Price. L. If. H i*'o . ii.fiv Parsons, L. E. H i\?v inl. J. Parhaiu, H. jlaoklns, >L A. Pearsall, T. Jlawkins. L. XL Perkins, JJ. T. Ilarper, II. P. Paul. J. Hurtley, A. Powers, F. W. INITIALS. All<*e ;it.i1 ?;.>o; .1. .t. Dowlln?, Combination: Ai i. .ha'.y ^piiug^. VESSCLS. < . H. Ru!>blns. btrk Sacrament: W. E Condon, f t;.Mini r H ird.senibble; W . 11. Gibson,fiark Nonii d.C. CoPmiji. .ochooucr Haunaii llaue; Elexander. hcliKoucxl ied. i\ l'rje E. L. VAX LEW. Postmaster. wiiitomore, J. W. White, J. White, H. Watkins B. M. Watson, ? "Watts iv Son, Wat kins, .J. Washington, E. Ward, R. I>. Walton, W. Wallas-. J. Young, T. W. Y enge, 1'. T 1ST txF ADVERTISED LETTERS RE JU MA1XIXG IX 111F MANCHESTER POST oKi !t T. UECKMBKlt VS. 1"7'_'. PersonseaUint; foi ?i :tei> in t'.iis list will pkuce say Advertised. If no! ? li'd :or in one month they will ho seut to the i*ead-Lel!er Ofllcc, lit Washimcton, D. C.: LADIES' LIST. Adams Mrs. William Irvine. Betlie L. AI vis. Miss Anniil.uir Johnson, Sally \ i? ? I. r- :>'i, Mrs. Martha J? JU'S, Xlrs. .Jiiilu V. Brown, Mrs. Ella s. Jtrenee, Mrs. Xaucy B: ".vinan. \?,llie Bnrn-ss, Mr . Sulllo T. < I trK. Miss ManSe ?,'le"sby. XIr.i. I>. J. ? hi i t: in. Mre. Louisa franklin, Mi si Mary Jamison- Mrs. Eveline Leonard, Mrs. Cornelia Lomar- Mrs. Cecelia Ann Lambert, Mrs. .Julia B. Mooie, Mrs. Sarah L. 'N'laoot*. MloS Pugh, Miss Mary 8. lb-eve. Mrs. ?!. E. Fnrjri'r-o.:. Xliss Martha liiehiiioti'i. Mrs. W. C. <;? i-Jin. MKo i rauevs XL duller, Mrs Frank J1..W., .it 5-oic '1 uruor. Xlrs. i;e j*h. Miss \nna W. Torrann. Xli>s Martha 1 iaynes. Maltlc Vadcn. Mi s Maggie GENTLEMEN'S LIST. Brov. n. C.'cai Lopn, Peter 1$..ito.i. William H. Mallory. O. A. Miaul;, uship, William XlcKenzie. A. W. ..?'.if, ItoI> rt lurioii. Ihoinas J. < ??;,klcy. Alexa ?<i'1r J. ( ?.nr.iU. JL T. .t Son cj.ir k, PLllip Fnglis h, l?- V. <Ti-anite, lI?.Mil>cn J. Jiobson. John JlOr'Mn. IS. lit oiey, Ed ward l'eri?gi.uu. F. Pollard. Jolin Roundtree, A. W. Sims, ilarr". Smith, Wlfllnm Tiiioiy. Lewis NVagr.or, Conrad Wcv.t. W. B. H..wJav, Rev. flc-'irge J. Whlb-Iieai). Richard 8. I .-of Its.* C. 1:1.11) Whitehead. W. H. .lonnstou,Mingor Welslger, I). J. J.'X'iiard, R. iL rN'ITIALS General Ptorekeopcr. Manchester Manufacturing Company. jp O 11 6 A L E . I V. eodward Steam-Pump jl,W0 gallons per miu ntej, with all connections; ] pair M-lneh Uulld A Gurrlsou Vacuum Pumps. with connections; 1 No. i Woodward Pump, l liuild & Garrison Water-Puuio, l?-!nch water cylinder, 2;-inoh et<vuu-cy finder; 1 Vacuum Pan, r.\l-, with connections, com plete: l Coudeuscr for Vacuum ran, l.?-f"ot pip#; 6 fee: lt-iuch Cast-Iron Pipe, I'.c c-Iuch flange l'a<t-lron Pipe, i .folni-'iii'-i K! iwit, i feet diameter; j.'ft i tVi-f l-inch fi.injre <"a:-Mr ji Pipe; 10'J leott;-n:rh fi.tnge <'ast-I ron Pipe, C,(}.>(' feet 2-inch Stenn-J'ipc, i pair OouUle Kugiiies, 14-luc.h cylinder, 3-foot Ktr<:k?'--:ill complete; 8? feet 16-1 urh Le.itIter lidting, ?J C'asf-lron Hoppers. i Mill* for grinding bark, )0 large !.<?;<cli Tubs, Vf< lai ge Water Tanks. T!?e idsove machinery Is all first-clas* aud In per ft vt 'itb r. ultd wi.'l Oc auid ou fair terms to any one <i< -Jrli'g i<> purchase. Am.-lv to Cil.VltLLS T. Vt ulfTUAM A GO., No. 12 Fifteenth street, between .Main and Cary streets, no 30-eodiw Richmond. Va, "IirjLMAM E. TANNER <fc CO.. AlKTUOrt>LITAN WOKKS, CANAL KJKEET FROM SIXTH TO SEVENTH. uiMiufacturers of ENGINES. KOILhKS, SAW-MI LLS. U \Kli." IJJST. ai:d PI.ASTER MILLS OA* MACHINEKY, MiLL-OEANING. STONKCUTTFKS' TOOLS, includinfr luii-ii hammer* of nil sttzes, Ac. Jie;udr- work solicited. Freights to all points low. bend for circular. or 4 mssoL inoxs ?V EV. rtvebships. No. 1311 CAJiY STU2IST. RICHMOND, Va .? l>ec*mt>er -Jl, 187*. > rpIIE UNDERSIGNED HAVE THIS .& day assoda ted them selves together In eo-rart j > rahlii l"r the nurpo^e of conducting a GH ANA I V. FEED, and lilM IIAL COMMISSION UU>1 /?ESS, at the a' ove location, under the llrui name i r MAYO & TA'i'UM. where tliey will glad to H-rve their frlvuci* and the public generally. WILLIAM P. A1A tO, A. UANDOLPH TA.TU&L 1 " " a;saaffby " - ?r ?~ Jjfofcmoitf giapatctr. the clrcul/atiok OF the DIS patch ib largkk than the combined circulation of all the other daily vf.wsrarr.ns of the oity. SATURDAY DECEMBER 28. 1872. THE FORTY-NINERS. Bret ilnrf ? crsves the (hnraoterlstlei of the Pioneers and tiold-iiuntirs of California. [From tho New York Tribona.] With Stein way Hall well ami brilliantly tilled in spite of tbc rain and slush, with a platform crowded'with the notable people of the city, Mr. Bret Hnrtd last flight made his first appearance before a New York au dience, and achieved a most gratifying and genuine success. His subject wa* "The Argonauts of '49," aud was bandied as no other man living could have done it. Such delicate humor, such fine, airv fancy, such close and conscientious painting of charac ter, is rare to the lecture phtforms, and our lyceums are to be congratulated on this last and most welcome addition to their stars. The lecture of last night was not only good writing, but good talking also. It was not precisely the style of Mr. Carte's prose sketches. There was lar less of elaboration and more breadth and ease of treatment. The descriptive passage* were strong and nervous, nnd were finely relieved by selec tions from that inexhaustible treasury of stories and epigrams in which Mr. IJartc rivals the great master who wrote Pickwick. It was preeminently a popular lecture, for, while everybody enjoyed it, these who cared could see how perfectly it embodied the poetry and significance of the wonderful era it portrayed. Mr. Llarte's manner is easy and colloquial, and his voice, while not very strong, is clear and well managed. He regarded the story of the Argonauts of '4<J, h * said, us au episode in American life as quaint as that of the Greek adventurers ; a kind of crusade without a cross; an exo dus without a prophet. It was not a pretty story; perhaps it was not even instructive; it was of a life of which perhaps the best that could be said was that it existed 110 longer. For more than 300 years Califor nia was of all Christian countries the least known. It was set down on old English maps as a very strange locality, aDd the his tory of its discovery was wrapped in Span ish tradition. One Spanish discoverer re ported that he found it on a voyage from the Pacific to Lake Superior, where he tound a Yankee vessel from Boston, whose captain informed him that he had come there from the Atlantic only a few days before. Along the line of centuries the old freebooters had cruised along its shores and captured their !K>otv and plunder, and only within ten vears a band of gold-diggers came upon a large piece of wax in the broken ribs of a rotten ship. California heard and was at once fired with the discovery, and in a few weeks they were searching the ruins lor the lost treasure of tho Phillipinc galleon, and at la?t they found a tew cutlasses wich the. Bri tish broad arrow on their plates, which only sho ved that the enterprising and gallant Sir Francis Drake had been there before them. These were peaceful pastoral days for California, when the Angelus bells rang out peacefully and summoned the good people ro prayers and sleep before 0 o'clock every night. They were happy, tranquil days. But a political nnd social earthquake more powerlul than any physical convulsion ever known shook the foundation of tho land, and in the disrupted strata of the land tho favorite treasure suddenly glittered before their eyes. Then a change came upon them suddenly, which had been strengthened by a chain of circumstances. It was not tho find ing of a few grains of gold, but for years the ,vay had been slowly opening, and the doors unlocked for the people who were to profit ;>y the discovery. The Argonauts were a lawless irreligious band of men. They were given to no superstitious rites, enthused by no high ambition, and skeptical even of the existence of the golden fields until they saw them. Embarked iu an adventure, rbey accepted, in ;i kind of calm philosophy, whatever it might bring. *' If there is no .(old, what are you going to do with those sluice-boxes:'" said a newly-arrived fortune seeker to his frieud. " They will make first class coltius," was the reply of a man who had calculated all his chances. If they did not burn their vessels behind them, they at least :el t the good ship Argo to lie idle at the wharf. The sailors were shipped only for the outward voyag-'. Nobody expected to return, even :f "he anticipated failure. An Argonaut thought he recognized in the boatmau who pulled him ashore, aud charged him the modest sum of ?30 for the favor, a brother classmate of Oxford. "Were you not," he asked, "senior wrangler iu the class of 1843?" " Yes," said tnc other, significantly, 44 but I was also stroke-oar in the regatta." At my first breakfast, continued the lec turer. at a restaurant in San Francisco, I saw a mail whom I had looked upon as the per fection 01' politeness talking with the guests. Hie waiter remarked, 44 lie's mighty handy, and can talk elegantly to a customer as is waiting for bis cakes, and can make him for get that he is starving." I asked him if it would be possible to liil his place. "I am afraid not.'-" said the proprietor, with a tone of suspicion, and he added, significantly, " 1 don't think you would suit." [Laughter.] j it was this woudeilul adaptability, perhaps it was the influence of the climate that pro duced in them this element of success. Much of this adaptability was due to the character of the people. \Y hat tliat character was per* naps it would not be well for me to say ; at least 1 should prefer to defer criticism until I had arrived at. a safe distance from the his torian. In distant parts of the country they had left families, Iriends, and in some cases officers of justice, perplexed aud bewildered. There were husbands who had deserted their own wives, and, in some extreme cases, the wives of others. Nor was it possible to tell from their superficial exterior whether they ] were or were not named in thix general iudietuieut. Some of the best men had the worst record, and some of the worst rejoiced in a spotless Puritan degree. ?' The boys seem to have taken a fresh deal all round," said old John Oakhurst, 14 and there's no knowing whether a man will turn up jack or king." It may be said of John Oakhurst himself that he came of a family who regarded games of chance as sinful, and who had never believed a man could be suc cessful bv them. 44 To think," said MrvOak hurst, after a game of ten minutes, by which he made 65,000, 44 to think Us folks believe thut keerds is a waste of time 1" [Laughter.] Such was tho eh trader and such the under standing of tho men who gave a dominant tone to the life of that period. But 1 would not have it inferred that there was no re spectability iu morals among the people of that time; but their character grew,and the strongest was not always the best. Let me bring them nearer to you and sketch for you two pictures?oue iu their city by the sea, and oue iu their little eabius iu the camps of the Sierras. Mr. Harte sketched the Sau Francisco of 1852, in winter time, when Hour was worth i00 a barrel, aud a glimpse of a woman's face was oue of the comforts for which the hardy adventurers sighed. The gambling saloon was next described as tho central point of interest in the history of the Argo nauts. It was approached by no mysterious passage or guarded entrance, and frequently opeued upou the street, with every invita tion of gilding, lights, aud music. And yet these t*.ro the quietest halls in Sau Fran cisco; there is no drunkenness, no quarrel ling, scarcely any exultation or disappoint ment. Business men who have gambled all day in other enterprises tiud nothing here to unduly excite them, and In the iutervals of music a beautiful calm pervade* the room. People move around neisalwuly Iroaa tahte I to tabic, a* if fortune were nervous as ! well m fickle, A caue falling upon the floor causes every one to look up, ana a loud laugh excites indignation. There wiw a western man, who, having made a few thousands In the mines, came to San Francisco to take a steamer borne. On the night before he was to sail be entered the Argo Raloon, seated himself at the table in sheer Hattessness, and staked $20 and won. He won again. In two hours be won a for tune. An hour later he rose from the table a rulued roan. The steamer sailed without him. lie was a simple man, knowing little of the world, and the sudden winning and losing of a fortune crazed him. He went again to his work, and regularly took his seat at the table and spent the earnings which he had sived. So a year passed. If he had forgotten a waiting wife she bad not forgotten him, and one evening she landed, with her child, upon the pier at San Fran cisco, penniless and alone. She told her storv to John Oakhurst, who quietly pro vided tor her wants. Two or three eve nings after, the western man won some trifle, and t hen gained other plays in succession, and it really seemed as though fortune bad come again. John Oakhurst saw his joy and said: "I will give you $3 COO for your next deal." He hesi tated. " Your wifo is at the door ; will you take it ? " The man accepted; but the spirit of the gambler was strong within him, and. as Mr. Oakhurst fullv expected, ho waited to see the result of the play. Well, John Oakhurst lost, and with a look of gratitude the. man turnwl aghast^ seized the money* and hurried away as if he feared that he rai"ht still be enchained by the spell which bound him. <?That was a bad spint of vourn, Jack," said his friend. "Yes, said Jack, " but I got so tired of teeing that fel low round. It was a put-up game between tbo dealer and me. It is the first time," he added, with an oath which I think the re cording angel placcd to his crcdif, * it is* the first time I ever played a game that was not on the square." [Applause.] The social life of that day was peculiar. The best-dressed men were gamblers, aud the lest-drested ladies had no right to that title. Gentlemen young in years bad wives much their seniors, and considerably larger in their physical persons, and often one lady had a troop of gallants to do escort duty of an evening. Sorely, in the multiplicity of mich attention there was safety, aud esj>e ciallv so when each gentleman wore bis re volver. A wife of an old pioneer used to show a ohair with a hole through tbo cushion made by a gentleman caller, who sat down iu bftsbful confusion and exploded nis revolver. Such was the ripened life of the Argo nauts. Hut with a change of affairs a corre sponding change took pl;?ce in morals and manners, and people began to put locks on their doors, and portable property was no longer left out at night. [Applause.] Fine houses were built, and real estate rose, and the dealers were convicted of forgery and deceit. California is a country unlike any other, future here is rude aud untinished as the life itself. The people seem to have come here a thousand years too soon, and be fore the great hostess was ready to receive thriu. Everything is new,crude, and strange. There h nothing soft, tender, or pastoral in the whole landscape. Nature invites to Ho merics rat hor than to Bucoiics. Air. Qarte referred to tho regret with which the miners left behind them the chim neys to their cabins for tbo simple reason thatthev could not carry them away with j the chanties, which were made movable.] Uappilv, the wants of the Argonauts were few and infrequent. It was olten that the diversity of amendments to the mmeis i clothes * were a serious perplexity to the I recognition of the person wearing them. In the earlier days, two gentlemen ol respecta bility lost their identity entirely 111 the labels of the flour sack- which haii been added to their clothing, so that one ol them came to be called "Genessee Mills,' and the other "Eagle Brand." [Laughter.] The lecturer then spoke briefly ot domestic lile, and described ihe time when the highest ex cellence in woman was to keep a boarding house, and to be the wife ot an aristocratic vrtronuut was to be able ol taking in wash in". Tho only legacy of the Spaniards to'california were the names lett there, but these were fast being superseded by the hardlv musical names of the Argonauts. \uiit Ruth's history was then sketched, at whose death the miners whispered reverent ly " She died of longing to go to Heaven. The Heathen Chinee was not forgotteu by the lecturer, and the concluding thought was the following: , , t I once more refer to the Argonauts of 40. Iii the rank and tile there may be mauv known personally to some of this audience. There may be gaps which the memory of others mav supply. 'I here are homes all through the land whose vacant places am never he filled. There ore graves all over California on whose nameless mounds none shall weep. I should like to eud this picture with a flourish, but the trumpets and the bands have gone on before, and the moun tains are beginning to hide the Argonauts from our view. They are morching to the citv bv t';C sea; they are watching for the sail of the last Argo,and when thciast Argo naut shall have pissed 111. she, too, \\ ill spread ber white wings aud slip unnoticed through the golden gate to the haven that opens in the distance.'' Siamese Gambling?Life and Libehty at Stake?Ingenious bit Dishonest?Betting One's Friend.?Gambling is carried on to n fearful extent in the Kingdom of Siam, and tho royal exchequer derives considerable profit from the licensed gambling-bouse* established in every part of the country. One of the favorite games consists in guessing the number of coin* shoved at haphazard under an inverted cup; the teetotum is also in vogue; and lastly, there are lotteries, which aro drawn daily." All this kiud of business is in the bauds of cunning Chinese, particu larly exj>crt iu correcting the caprices of chance. When the gambler has lo.-t his all, suicide never occurs to him, as in Europe; but he will teal, or, as a last resource, sell himself as a slave to some mandarin willing to pay his debts and clothe and teed him iu return for some insignificant service. But, on the other hand, a man who has once sold himself ian never hope to regain bis liberty, for he cannot earn a farthing in any way. If he dislikes his master ho may try to find another disposed to pay the old one the amr -?t of bis debt; but this happens very seldom, t>inco the purchaser is gen erally in good circumstances. More over, before a man gives himself away in this manner be tries his luck to the last, so long as he possesses a rag on bis back. Our author relates the following characteristic anecdote: Au Annamite, of baison, whom we will call A, happening to meet au old friend of his, B, at Pnom Penh, is persuaded by him to visit a gambling house. They go in and try their luck. A soon wins a re-pectable sum, while B loses all he has about him. To retrieve his for tune he borrows A's purse, but soon loses its contents. "Well," says A, "'tis all over now; let us be off." "Wait a bit," replies the other; "I'll try another stake; the crou | pier knows me, and will give me credit." | So he enters upon a palaver with that func i tionary, who at once writes a few words upon a bit of paper, which B signs. He then plays, but loses, and quits the place with his friend. "What was your agreement with the croupier 1" asks A. " You'll know to morrow," replies B, dryly. And, indeed,on the follow!"" morning two stout Chinese call at A's h us?\ bind him hand and foot, and cirry him oil', iu spite of his cries and ef forts to regain lioerty. His good friend B had sold bun to the croupier, and it was only a few months later he could regain ills lib erty through the inllueace of a Freucb resi dent at Suignou. A Missouri pedagogue wants ?10,000 be cause Homebody called him " no letter than a thief." LOCAL MATTERS. TlraMtay nTsSt Mn"Se_vU ota Ha* &dT^^fM^oa^? fouiul?SIvsTHaVwood^n tbe floor io^ dying condition. Tho usual I"??!*??? onl?a promptly applied, but tbebdy Ihedonlya few moments. Sbe was about twe y Tears of age. The coroner, upon bdng itot| fied of tbe (acts, yesterday viewed tbe body, but upou learning all tbe circumstances o tbe case deemed an inquest unnecessary. Fire at Clover Hill Pits.?On Christmas day, at Clover Hill pits, a bou*e witball its contents was entirely consumed by fire, it was owned by Messrs. Cox & ^ ^ occupied by Wilson Brown (colored). When the fire was discovered it bad made too great headway to be subdued. The bouse wa? supposed to have been set on fire by some malicious person. Accident.?John Jackson, a colored boy, broke through the ice on the Basin yester day, and came near drowning. Accident from a SKTROCKET.-Hampton W. Curtis, a young son of Captain John a. Curtis, was seriously injured last night ny tbe explosion of a rocket in the hands of a boy near the corner of Twenty-fifth and Broad streets. The contents of the rocket struck young Curtis in tbe right eye, ana it is feared will impair his sight. The Storm and the Mails.?All the mails were sent off from this city on time yestcr dav except those fcr Gloucester and contigu ous points, which, however, were sent to Fi> Haul in tbe afternoon. The Danville mail came in on time. The southern ma I was an hour and the northern one and a half behind time. Tbe mail from Lynchburg was in on time The horse-mail from the Short Pump was on time; that from Tappahannock came in at 11:10 night before last, eighteen bonis behind time. The driver reported ferrying ncro'-s the rivers very difficult in consequence of the driving snow and floating ioc. iu mail via tbe Chesapeake and Ohio railroad was not in when the post-offico dosedItasfc i night. It was reportod as being two hours behind time. I Election of Officers.?At a of Mvrtte Lodee, No. 25, Knights of Pythias, Thursday night, December '2Gtb, the foliow ingofficers were elected for the ensuing year. James Howie, C. C.; Thomas Cieramvtt, V. C. M jT. Powers K. R. S^F. W. f. George' J. Hooper, Prelate; John Ahem, M. aTg! D. Wici, P. C. C. Representative to Grnnd Lodge, G. D. Wicks; alternate, B. T. Shcpperson. Police Coctt, FK1DAT?Justice J ?J' White pre>idwJ.-Tbe following cases were "christian (colored), charged with an infamous oflence. Cootinued instant at tbe request of the ?cciL.cd. Barnev Smith, charged wub being drunk and assaulting aud beating Johu Jone.. FSte,?lrt?Btirwcll (colored), charged with stealing one lot of wood, of the value of twontv cents, the property of Charles LI. Page.* Found guilty and sent tojanforbi tCJolm'C. Harris (colored), chargedi wltbi be ing drunk and disorderly in the fetaet... I Fined ?2. . A Prosperous Insurance CoMrANY.-The , Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Com pany have declared a semi-annual ij^cnd of *ix percent., free 01 taxes, and. in addi tion have added nine and a half per cent, to their surplus fund out of the profits of the mst six month", making that tund aftei pay hw the above dividend SI00,000. Tins is one of our oldest and best home companies, has nlwa\s had the confidence of our people, 1 a, d ,le?mvs the great success which its ener gefic olhcers and Board of Directors have secured for it. Dividends.?The Union Bank has declared a The'FiwfNitiSdCSn"k has declared ? dividend of five per cent, out of the earn ings of the current half-year. r>nr Appreci vted.?Miss E. L. \ an Low viSea the city jail on Christmas morning and distributed among the Inmates a liberal , i . of substantial edibles and contec 1 SB* Her kindness was gratefully appro^ dated. - rnx.PAvr A First Regiment Virginia Yol m&z&'pszs comrade William E. 1'iescott. P.ELIOIOUS Services.?The usual services at the various churches will take place to morrow. The following ipccial appoint ff'?ror"Lvc"r t Rev. L. 13. Betty at 11 A. H. and kev. b. A. Guy at 7J P. M. Tin: OiiriiA.vs' Dinner.?The dinner to tbe boys of the Male Orphan Asylum, giveu them by the citizeus of Richmond (mainly tiuough the solicitations of Captain C. U. Williams), yesterday, was enjoyed by the participants as only those situated as they are can enjoy such a feast. Amuug those pnsent were: Dr. Parker, president of the Society; Captain C. U. Williams, secretary; and Mr. Ho. P. Richardson, of the Board of Directors. The dinner wa; most ample, and was "tit to set before a king." 31r. J. R. Gill, superintend ent, aud his estimable lady deserve much credit tor the skill displayed in the manage ment of alfairs on the occasion. They are now fifty-six inmates in the Asy lum. Twenty have been received this year, four have been put out to homes and two returned to their parents, whose circum stances have so improved that they are now able to take care of them. There have been twenty-five cases of mea sles in the Asylum, uoneof which, however, proved fatal, and twenty of them are now convalescent. ChRISTAIAS-TbEE AT THE GIUCE-StT.EET Baitist Cnntcn.?Thi< church was crowded at half-past '1 o'clock yesterday afternoon to witness the joy of the little ones at tho re ception of presents from the 44 iufant-cluss Christmas-tree." The tree was a very beautiful one, ar ranged with u revolving centre-piece, on which were the wax tupers, and was loaded with tasteful and appropriate presents for each one of the 17u members of the infant ela*s. After a sweet song by the little folks, led by their accomplished teacher, Miss Julia King, Rev. J. Wiiliam Jones led in prayer, aud Colouel T. J. Evans Av'30 seemed to be chief spokesman aud manager, made some very appropriate remarks, in which he stated that tins class, recently taught by Mrs. Jeter, aud since her absence in Europe by Miss King, has had during tho year an average attendance of 140, while the whole school numbers over 600. Colonel Evans said that he considered the Virginia Sunday schools the best in the world, the Richmond schools the best in Virginia, the Grace-Street school the best in Richmond, and the infant cla?s the best one in the Grace-Street school. lie called out Rev. J. William Jones, gen eral superintendent ot the Virginia Baptist Sunday-School Board, who said that he was too idie to speak, as he knew the little foiks did uot come there to hear speeches, but to receive their presents. Ho would simply re mind them that their teacher had a good point on them in their coming through the kuow to the Chrfatn)aa?tree and would ex* . . ? ? .... i..i ? pect them ont every bad Sunday during the year. % .7* ? ? The roll of honor, containing the names of those who had not been absent a single Sunday during the year, was read, and the distribution of prizes and gifts begun. The little girl -who received the first prize?a beautiful doll?for not having been absent a single Sunday during the year lives at the toll-gate on the Mechanicsville turnpike, three and a half miles from the church, and has walked through rain and snow as well as on the bright Sundays. Every child received a present. At the close all were treated to candy; and a hap pier, merrier set of little folks we have never seen together. The whole affair was a decided success, and reflected great credit on all concerned. Gebmania M^ennerchor.?The ball aud concert given by this excellent singing so ciety at Virginia Hall on Thursday night was numerously attended, and afforded a most agreeable entertainment to all present. 1 he Societv, under the direction of Professor Sfcbcrt, has attained a high degree of musi cal proficiency, and the selections rendered on this occasion displayed this proficiency to the best advantage. After the concert Mc Cann's band was brought into requisition, and dancing was kept up until 3 o "'lock A. M., with a short intermission for a line sup per, which was served by Mr. Beck. Alto gether the entertainment was one of the plcasantest of the season. Festival of St. John the Evangelist.? The anniversary of this red-letter day in the Masonic calendar recurred yesterday, and wa3 duly observed bv Logo Fran^ise, No. ."53, of this city, at Washington Hall. Wor shipful Master J. H. Capers presided, and many prominent Masons were in attendance. The most interesting feature of the celebra tion was the reading of an interesting his tory of Loge Fran$aise, prepared for the occasion by Past Master Snodgruss. It will i probably be printed, and will constitute a valuable chapter in the Masonic history ot Virginia. At a late hour the Lodge was called from labor to refreshment, and in the discussion of refreshments the festival was brought to a close. Elba Pahs Sunday School.?On Thursday afternoon the scholars at this mission school, conducted by members of the Second (Rev. Dr. Hoge's) Presbyterian church, and of which Judge Robert Quid is the superin tendent, were bountifully entertained by their teachers and friends. Gifts were dis tributed, and there were other appropriate and interesting exercises. This is ouo of the best mission Sunday schools in the city. Biter News.?The ice in the river is still thick enough to prevent the arrival or depar ture of vessels. Fortunately, there were comparatively few vessels in port awaiting cargoes at the time of the freeze. There are, however, several lying below Prewry's Bluff bound up, awaiting a sufficient break in the ice to enable them to reach this city. Among them isthe schooner Ashland, with a load of coal for the City Gas Work*. Many vessels heretofore lying in the river at City" Point have been compelled to haul alongside of the wharves to be out of the way of t he drifting ice. The New York steamer was compelled, also, to haul up at that point and discharge her cargo, which will be sent to thia city by rail. ________ Tns Theatre.?The inimitable Bishop makes his final appearance to-night, when u splendid bill will be pre<ented. Next week we arc to have the charming aud versatile! Coleman Sisters. Punishment Commuted.?Indiana King, a colored girl, from Gloucester, who was con victed of house-breaking in that county and sentenced to the penitentiary for one year, has been sentenced for that time to the coun ty jail instead. A Singular Sight?A man walking up Main street last night with a lighted lantern. Was he looking lor the Committee on Light? Gas.?Streets in darkness again last night, lliver fulL of ice aud no coal-vessel. The public are assured that the Committee on Light are note doing all within their power to get coal to keep up the supply of gus for in-door use. Harper*a Weekly, Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and A]>pleton? Journal, for this week, received from J. T. Kllyson, news dealer, 1112 Main street. I wa? politely waited upon yesterday by one of the "guardians of the oity J' and re minded of the law requiring citizens to rc mo\e the snow from the pavement in Iront of their houses. I find this morning that very little attention has been given by other parties to this important matter. Have all delinquents been notified, or arc a few only subject to special notification ? Citizen*. Richmond, December 27, 1S72. 3IA3.CSaE.STKH KTEJIH. Pytiiian' Election.?Friendship Lodge, No. 20, Knights of Pythias, Thursday night elected the following officers tor tlie ensuing term: C. C., George M. Rogers: V". C.t A. Carter Atkiuson ; Prelate, Allen L. Bradley ; M. K., Ajax Gary ; M. F.? XV. K. tVeisige'r; K. R. and S., P. C. F. C. Weisiger. Tlie C. C. made tlie following appointments: M. A., H. C. Ferguson ; I. G., B. A. Gary ; O. G., R. D. Walker. 0. B. Sims is the retiring chancellor. Poi.ick Matters.?The only special police man appointed during the holidays was Mr. John Turner, who is fully qualified, irom ex perience and otherwise, for its duties Tlie people may well congratulate themselves on the quiet manner in which the week has thus far passed?no tires or robberies, and but one arrest, having been reported. Minor Topics.?The funeral of Mr. ?. E. Vnden took place from the Presbyterian chinch yesterday at noon, the Rev. Mr. Campbell preaching a most impressive ser mon to a large congregation. The canal is frozen over to a greater ex tent than for soma years, and even if it were not holiday the mill* 011 water-line would bo idle. A petition is about to be presented to the trustees for the enactment of an ordinance, similar tooue in Richmond, making it ob ligatory on parties to remo>e snow Irom the front of their premise*. The different Order? in town will celebrate the installation of officers by suppers or feasts appropriate to the occasion. The people of south Hull street complain that rheir condition is worse than before the pavement was laid, and are about to petitiuu the trustees for relief. Alter January 1st Manchester Council, Friends of Temperance, will move to their handsome new quarters in Weisiger Hall. The Rev. Mr. Hammond wiil preach Sun day morning the sermon which was j>ost-| poned from Christmas oil account of incle ment weather. The bailoou ascensiou and the Christmas feast to the infant class of the Methodist church will take place New-i'ear's night. AfJCTIOX SALES THIS DAY. D. K. WEISIGER will soli at 12 31. liftceu lota of land, of ten acres each. I11 Midlothian township. Heavy Overcoats.?A splendid stock of heavy overcoats of ull sizes arid different style*, may laj had at E. E. Si?exce Jfc fcON'S. Neck-Ties op all colors of the kaixbow, and a lew other colors thiowu la, at JO. B. i. PENCE & SOX'S, ISoo Main street. RBCXCTIOX-CLOVES ANL' CBAVAT8, for first of January calls, at E, IS. SPEXCE <i SOX'S, 13W Mala street. Ju?t Received dt ZxrnxbS*?timet Havana OtfUtfW St AXTOfl'S. W? ca* commesd Msssas- OKmoB r.How ell & CO-, of New York, to those or our patrons who may have occasion to advertise In papers $e ihelr Immediate vicinity. ta the firm hav? trerfn*** relations with the pre-1* throughout the whole coun try?Quinqt (lit.J Whiff. ; , :? >?> : t Better Late than Never ?If yoar tcethnre going, and you have not yet tried the ** Pozoooirr " as a preservative, try It now. Abandon all other dentifrices and give It a Mr chaaoe; it l? guaran teed to bo as harmless as water. ? Ladies' and Gentlemen's Dinixg-Kooxs at Antoni's. ? i > New-Year Cakes.?Those who -want a line ; cako. fruit or pound, for New-Year should leave their orders with PizziNI Sweet Havana Oranges. Grapes. Figs, Raisins, Prunes, Ac.. at reduced priceaxt ANTONlV. The gas Question?The gas question is getting to be a serious one in consequence of tho short sup ply of coal; and this reminds us that tho b*st sub stitute for coal Is one of E. B. Spence <fc Son1? heavy ' overcoats, or one of those heavy dollar shirts. Everything in the way of gentlemen's wear at 1300 Main street. _______________ Few Moke Left.?Those young men who spoiled their clothes on Christmas day will find that E. B. Spe.vce & SON have a few more left. Cold-Weather Octfit?For a good, comforta ble outfit for this cold weather go to E. B. Spence & SON'S, 1300 Mala street. Reception Cakes.?Everybody should have one of PIZZINI'S beautiful cakes for their receptions. noLfDAT Stlk ETats received at P. WEI6I GEK & CO.'3. ____________ ITolidat SILK Hats Just received at P. Weisi geu & CO.'S. _ Ghand Opening of Fors for Christmas Pre sent?.?Just received per express an elegant assort ment of fresh good3. Call early to avoid tlw rush. P. WEISIOER & CO. Grand Opening or Furs for Christmas Pre sents.?.Just received per express an clegar.t assort ment of fre-ili uoodi. C.ill early to avoid the m?h.j i\ WEISKJEK ? Co. Go to Antoni the confectioner for pure indies. Main street. ______ Call and seb tub Waltiiam and Elgin Watches, Gold Opera-Chains, Leontlues, Chate laine*. Necklaces, Gold Spectacles, Gold Thiiubic?, Gold Pons, Gold Slecve-Buttons, Gold Studs, Gold Locket*, Enamelled Lockete, and rich Jewelry ami Silver Goods and Opara-G lasses, at C. GENNET'6, opposite the post-office. Two pounds new Dates for twenty-five cents atANTONi'f. ?AT5 A LATE ISSUE OF THE PinLADELFIIlA City Item : " Ingenuity has ijeen taxed to find the surest and most direct means of reaching tho public, and the business man who would advertise a specialty and get the greatest good out of the greatest num ber in tne shortest space of time is compelled to go | to George P. Howell & CO., of New York, for ad vice. Why to this house? Bec.msc It Is the head i and front of the advertising business. It is prompt. methodical.and clear In it* transactions, and pos I sts&es tho confidence of all tho houses which adver j tlse most." _______ ANTOXI KEEl'S TIIB PB3T DlNING-ROOMS IN the city. - christmas Goods.?Almonds, raisins, citron currants, cookiog-wlne, old Jamaica rum, fine Scotch whiskey; Sherry. Port, and Madeira wines; at Walter D. Blair & Co.'ri, comer Ninth ami Main streets. __________ Fu?b Confectionery at Antoni's* I lusvu analyzed tho whiskey known under the brand of 44 B Se lect." controlleil by Messrs. Wal ter D. BLAIR ?fc <;o-, Richmond, Va.. and find It free from fusil oil and other impurities, and recom mend it* nse for medicinal and family purposes. J. B. McCaw,M. D., late Profossor of Chemistry Medical College o Vir ginia. _ . Go to Antoni's f->r pure cantos. Pimples on the Face, Eruptions. Blotcjte^, Scnori'i-ocs Diseases, and all sores arising from impuro blood, are eurcd by Dr. PlERCR'S GolvWi Mevllcal Discovery. M.VKSUMALLOW DROPS at ANTONI'S. Laughter Lends a New Charm to Brac nf whea it discloses a pretty set of teeth. Whiteness, %?hcn nature has supplied this element of loveliness, may be retained through life by using thw fragrant SOZODONT. Pure imported French candies at Antoni's, Maiustrtet. ____________ Ten BeCAUSES.?A hundred reasons might be given why Lyou'a Hatha Iron should be used by every intelligent human being In preference to cvcry other preparation for the hair, but ten will suffice. Here they are : Because U nourishes tho fibres, multiplies them and makes them grow; because It thus pre vents them from withering aud bleaching; because It removes the scurT and daudrull which choke them us tares choLc tho golden grain; because It keeps the scalp cool and prevents eruptions; because it renders the hair lustrous as satin; because It makes It pll int and elastic; because It Is a fragrant and delightful dressing: liocausp It do?s not soli tho pillow, the cap, or tho bit; because It Is without a rival in cheapness, nad because no other article sold fur the same purpose,in this or any other country, possesses all, or wven one-half, of those liivulnable properties. ______________ Oijaxge? and Malaga ok apes at PkzinT hy IIxi'HE* 8.??Yellow California pears ut an TON I S. By Lxi*n ESS.?Yellow b:inan:ui at A^TONl'6. Bt KxraKSS?White Malaga grapes, also Ca tuwha, at Antovi's. Tup, CHEAPEST. The Beat. ItZKS A Go.'i Fiiotociupui. Largo tize, Cnitl*, |?.W per doaen. Tlw oldest e?tabllshed gallery' la the vity. 611 and D13 Mdn .'-IrewL, near Ninth street. JOB PBCTTINO.?We ail J the attention of nacr chants, clerks of courts, sherilis hiwyers, railroad, steamship and canal olficersand agents, andallothers having orders for printing, to the facilities otfem! xt the IHM'ATCU I'BINTINO EfiTABl.IMtiIli.VT for tht prompt and faithful execution of all kiudsof Jon rttivrrNO. We can furnish at short notice Cards. Bill-Heads,Letter-Ileads. Programmes, Ball Tickets. Blanks, Pamphlets, Tags, Hand-Bills, Catalogue*. Bills of Fare, Show-Bills, Checks, Drafts, Ac-, jfcc Satisfaction cuaranteed. Advehti^e?Our mercliants seeking trade In any portion of the country should advertise in the papers of that section. JL Ellysox A Co. wtli t?ke advertisement* and have them inserted at pub lishers'rates. XI. KLLYSON A Co., Advertising Agents, dlspatcfc building, Mill receive advertisements ami have then luacrted in any jouruaJ of die country at reguhu rates. MARIXE IXYDLUGEXtB. _ MINIATURE ALMA VAC, DECEMBER JS, U72. Sun rises 7:171 Moon rises 5S3 Sun set-* <:? ! Hlxli title rjti PORT OF KIOHMOND, DECEIIHEK 27, U72. BKLOW, ATDBEWKY'S BLITZ'. Schooner Mary E. Turner, Ac*y, from Wojd hrldgc, J?, clay. J. K. Chauiherlayne. Schooners Fair 'Wind, Ilern-jya or AlaJta, Shelly, A. and M. Ella, Scull, and schooner Ashland, Sluu non, BuItimore, coal, City Gas Wosks. city roiN r. Arrived, schooncr Baltimore, Tiylor, Pltfladol phla, coal. Cottrell & Reins. CLEAKED KBOil RICHMOND. Bark Zaurak, AaJholm, Bremen, five hundred and flfey hog^h?aids tobacco. H'K'iDwu & t;o. and K. 0. Nolting, and other shlippers, vessel to Curtis Jt Pur ker. TOO I,1TE FOR CLty inrnioy. Died, ou the ?7th instant, at l o'clock A. 5L, Mr*. MAUI' C. I'UBSELL, ih the eightieth year of her aire. i Her funend will take place TO-MORROW at 2J j o'clock P.M. from St. Peter's cuthend. Friends and acquaintances are roapecUViily Invited toatteud without further notice. * I Richmond theatre. Xv Last ithibt but one of C. B. BISHOP. SATURDAY EVENING, DtCEiffiEJt SirB, SERIOUS FAMILY ASD _ DON CJJSAtt DE BAZAN. MONDAY, tiwoabtr ^UwtyLEALAN CHJL StRJfitf. i?UWt* WAXTED._Tw1^uiK JffiK or ? wait rrfOw capital* :3rhM*wni eta k? farnfehe/) if d^ihrd. Apply a? T?a. Wi ilaTaZiijl}, b?t,x*?n? Fftorth ATiafrfifli "DOARDEBS WAITED"** 81X" Grtos suitable for families, Fo&ce&loa giv<Mt irtor J?n? 22: ?; ., ,,.... (fty-a* | WASTED, ? V I. A i S FCENISHED A<^.;;.0 WASTED, od# COLORED SERVAKT H to open offfr-rvandoaetowaU lath# dining room. S<mo but flralrclaas waiter* , de 28-H? Siv'y* v'^ &13 M<ia*trc*:t. "TITANTED, a r&Sibte and experienced de CLERK- &29. Br^ad streot. WAITED, a 'FIBST-CfcksS Colored) VV FEMALE nOUSK^FTirA?rrtoJ?) bou$? ?work. No one nccti apply Jrtiboai r?*r?ncp*. Apply at 709 Grace street. ' <ft?23-n* W ANTED, by the 1st dty of January, T f FIFTY COT.OREl) Ml N ERS, for the New Listencoal mines. In Ohio. Regular work and high w.tges given ail the year. Wilt take ot;? or two I UO<>!? FOREMkN wuo can IjiCochw latkr. Ap ply at once to J. P. JUSTIS, Labor Agent, No. 9 FlfteJTrtb-rtr^er. i do 28 Richmond. Viu WANTED, a first-rate CHAMBERMAID TV and HOL'St-SEKVANT. Apply V, 1100 Pay strcei. d<jyr-n? WANTED, a SITUATION by a rcspcct T T ablo WHITE WOMAN who is a pood cook and la wiillng to. make herself game rail* useful. Good rcfcrenres fivca. Address LUCY, in care of ! the JHf Wltch nfflca. ?- > . ?t?* 27-* ! T?7*ANTED, bv an English former, FIFTY [ *Y AGUES or* up ward* of GO01} FARMING LAND with imlldlngj.nsar tlx* city. * Apply to * w\ K. POLK & CO., 1139 Ataiu Mreet dc c5-3t corngf-of Twelfth <4rcot. WANTED, TO.SELL what 1 have left TT l'rommyEalo of FORFEITED PLEDGES, MNlSlEfiuiONDS, WATCHES, CHAINS, AND JEWELRY, all of which will bo sold very low to close tfcem ont. Call at S. A. WINSTOCK'S Lean OClcc. de?-lra '? 1? Fonrteamh atn?ct. W ANTED. $1,003 13f VIRGINIA COUPOR8 wanted at full market prfws ? ? t$ EXCHAXQB for FASHIONABLE CLOTHING. at an oarly day. WILLIAM ISA SMITH, ACT... 1109 Main slreet. deI0-3t SIGN BIG FLAG. TTT ANTED, A MAN THOROUGHLY T T acquainted with white pood? and la'ea to travel In Vlrjdohvand Marvland. Oneeoi.tr >11 inff tride may apply at 113 Market btreet, i'hlladelphls, with hsl'erenett. . de 23-it F fOIUiKST. OR RENT, the desirable DWELL ?. ING No. 503 Leijth street, between Fifth.; and Sixth streets, containing nine rcoma; kltcheu with four rooms, and convcnlHiccs. FOIl KENT, the comfortable BBIOC DWELL ING on the north side of Cary street WWfli First and Second streets, at prueut occupied by B. V. Waidrop. E?q., with three rooms and kitchen. FOK BENT, DWELLING on Leigh street near A<Jam<;. wifh fen rooms. Ac. FOU KENT, COTTAGE on ft rove road, vwlth Tor.r acres of land attached, near Mr. Clurlcs E. Wor thani's i*esldeucc. Applv to dff -^-at 6KUBHS & WILLIAMS. FOR RENT, THE LARGK THREK-f? STOltY BKICK WAKFIIOUSElately oc~JsIJ cupfed bv Mews. Cox & Miller, on tlie northweitt corner or Cnry and Tb'rtevidh strcoN, A SMALL STOKE. Nd.ITIj Cary ttrcet^ between Seventeenth and Eighteenth Htreet*. An OFFICE, on the llr?t floor, on Eleventh street between Main and Bank streets. An OFFICE or LOD<JING-KOf>M,on th* second floor, on Eleventh btree' between Main and Bank. Apply to BlUHAKDPO.V A CO., dc m-dt 1113 Main Bircet 17OR RENT, a SMALL HOUSE on^!j J? Cary street between Harvle aud X'lum?No.ifiiii 1210. J. THOMPSON BKOWN, ICeul FkIjiUs AffOJit, 2113 Main street, opposite DUpolch office, do 2"-iw By William K. Poik it (>)., ? Real Estate Agents and Auctloncors, No. 1119 Mala btrect, cornorof l'wolfth street. I^OR RENT, BKIci^HOUSE contain-^ In?eight rooms; Kitchen with fonrrapms.ja!x Htiible, and other out-bulMIiigd; fjf'antlfnily located; t ight acres garden iandattarhc'j; or would bo rent? ed without the land?in Sidney. Would be a good location for a milk dairv. FOIt KENT, OVK lirNT/KED AND FOKTY ACKES LAND, 1)\VELLING with fotrr rooms, kiteheu with two rooms, tine owh 'rd of ptachea aud apples; a?>out three miles l'rom the elty lluiltu. da 2 >-3t 170R RENT, that very desirable fir*t-<f?^ : cb.?i DWELLING No, 102. In Linden S3 Row, Franklin htrcet. It contains about twelve ro'Mns, l?esld?3 servants' acaunmndsitoiifi. To a careful tenant the rent will i-c very roasouable, Ponaesslon given at once. Applv to JOHN' T. GOI>f)IN, Real Estate Ageht. de 2*-?'o<ti w B-mk and Ffeventh streets. FOP. RENT, tbe BAKERY or BAKE-^% HOUSE, with More and dwc>!Mnj a'ttafched.siil nn corner ot Eighteonth and Broad street#, now oc cupied by I'. Sorg. Rent low, and possession given in a few days. Apply to LYNE & BROTHER, de 2.1-M.ThAHst* Real Est-ite'Agents. II^OR RENT, a small FARM, twelve#* acres, lmuse six rocnusmi northern eon-Jaiii tlnuationof Second stKfct. litvlf of rent can bupiUd In repairs to premise?. Posr^-sslon linmedlato, J. THOMPSON BROUN, RojiI Esbtte Agi-ntnnd Auctioneer, do 20-lw 1115 llalu street, oppftslt? DUvalch. LOST. smt l jEO, *c. Q"j A RE WA11D.?Strayed from the Trcuogar Works, TWO WOKK-OXENi ono n small red bull and the other a li'Uish-vM a ? ? st' t-r. A n*wurd of t<jii <'ulhrs will he p;Jd for tt>cir return to the TREDEO.YU COM PAN Y. de 29~*t VTOTICE.?Taken up by tbo police, i' on the ulght of the S2d J & stunt, n small, HAY IIOItSK,-which the owner can iiifir nt the olllce ot tlie (Thief of PoHre. do J OHN pok. J n.. Chief of Police. LOST, on Main street between Twenty. fifth aud Ninth, on Tuesday nlpht hwt.HKVK.V TV-FOUK DOLLAKS AND FUrl Y CENTS, COtJ el-tiiyr of forty dollars la 5'?, tb!ny-fm:r aollnn la I'.-tand 2's, and a tlfty-contnote. I will pa* a rowurd of TWENTY 1>OLLai:3 If returned torn*. C. J. FOX, Jn.. d* 77-ct* 1915 Franklin tfreet. IMcbpond. Va. fPAKE NOTICE, tbat I b?ve~LOST a JL WAKKANT drawn In favor of H. A. Atkln. s<in. Jr., and Indorsed by him. for FIFTY DOL LARS. bearing date March 9,1?72, ou tit* Treasurer of the county of Henrico. All person* are hereby cauttonad against trading for the f-auie, payment having been ?topped. de 25-at C. L. K ADWAY, 1001 Main streai. H AND COAL. JPREE-BURNING ANTHRACITE. Franklin an d Lcrbcrry " frcc-hurnfng R?D? ASH ANTHKACITE COAL, a autetftui* tor bitu minous cojI. !.t?ir??r niu-h dcauer, mora Luting,and producing a greater heat. SAHURL P. LATXJROP. d?2S Seventeenth rtreet af tffaw-bridgr. OOD! WOOD! WOOD!?Five buo drid cord* of DRY PINE WOOD for ?!? lu (iuautilieatoouitpurclmara. A My ?'? u' vv)NNR?iI/| 22 and 21 Fifteenth fttreof, de t7-2t* comer Franklin. QOAL AND WOOD. Beat ANTHRACITE COAL, all *1*95, at 2? to w rents 1i?m titan it can l? bought in rhe city ; CLO VliR HILL cosd from 84.6" to &.5t> p*rload; and OAK and PINE WOOi>aS lowest pncfcltfOtt C.VS1L, at Nineteenth and Cary or 706 Grace strewt. ilv id CHARLIE IJ. l'AGE. W s II. UAWES, DLALEEIV ANTHRACITE AND B1TUJUS0U& OOAl. Coal sold by weight ElCUTJCENTU XSSV C-iliY BTS13WS. de 20 W "OOD! WOOD 1 WOOD!?All in want , , of good, weJI-wasoned OAK jmd P1NB WOOD would do well to ?di on COTTUKLL 6 ! REINS, corner Ninth and Cary *tm*t?. *l?e?> thejr tfeiMw offloo coraer Math ?ud fory tdxotta. NTURACITE COAL^~For *Ue, fiOO ton* Hall Brother* * Co-'n cckhmted FRANK ? UN COAL, the quality of cannot Ai?o, Oconto'* Crwfc. lunOvriaud coal, .UicJoUJan nnd ('lover flfll Lamp and V"M tt?l,all?r vblvit ?I. tc ?M M 0? jy n corner fh and DOOKMPJOBPBiNTING NEATL D DOKJS AS TSia OnfXSL