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V HIDAY MARCH 28, 1878.
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[( *rr? q*>n<lenee of the Richmond DispiMch.J
Pktersbi'ro. March 27, 1873.
T!io R? publican political (>ot is boiling
v ,;h urrnf cheerfulness and vigor. The wing
, ; j.irtv opposed to Senator Greene con
, ... - re he greatly incensed and indignant
, . oni-e oi' ihat gentleman in holding on
:. -hr i n.?orth-es of'Siate senator and postmns
i,: . i he emoluments of which he is still cn
, The hungry Kads think this is too
,h pay and duty for one man; and though
Mr. (i reene made an elaborate statement set
ting forth that his services were desired in
: ? Legislature on aeeonnt of his paternity
, five-?ehool sv*tom. the soreheads con
: ,,, io Maine and ahusc him. At a meeting
;'i. Kxteutive Committee held Tuesday]
v J : ?piiie a Itveh time was had, a special i
, iiitiii'iv having been appointed to inquire
"h' iher or not any special dispensation in
- nator Greene's favor had been made by the ;
President. It seems that these Republican i
brothers do not believe that any such excep
a lias l<vn made. In Mr. Greem"s state-1
int he said hi< enemies had been tamper*
>?!.: with tl?e negroes with whiskey, Av? and
tjir> abused each other very bitterly.
It i> given out that Charles II. Porter is
? lining to the city with the view of running
; i the .Senate at the next election. There
v it k? opposition to him,and another tight
\ the congressional duel may be expected.
? id lector Jorgeuson has taken charge ot
i t- ?? dice to which he wax recently ap
. nurd, and has appointed John \V. I>. Mat
? ? av- (colored), now a member of the Le
. :...;U;rr. to be weigher and ganger at City
i.?t . ri>< Pcarce.
1 !:<? " road engine" which your eorrc
ti l* nt snv \?-sterday near the depot of the
V' .h'ie. Mississippi and Ohio railroad was
ii : brought here by General Mabone, as
.?d. but wax a tramway engine, made at
? ? iVbTstuirg Iron Works, for use on a
i; h track somewhere in South Carolina.
?? skipped last night to its destination,
i id William Townrs, editor of the
to//???;. has Ix-en in the city for seve
i ii w un iting the attention of citizens to
t ;i . h ?an "t organizing a company for the
n ivigi'tion of tie' upper Roanoke between
<; idon and Clarkesville, b\ which it is hoped
that much ot l tie produce that now has to be
l.iilul to Kr\x\i||e will be boated to Gaston
? I thence brought by rail to this city and
\i v jx rsons, so far, have professed con
x. r>ion at tlie icvival at the Market-Street
i itiodixt episcopal church,
I have just heard that the ex-Honorable
? arti- II. Porter denies emphatically that
i - t> niano'tivniig for thepost-oflice, Senate,
A<\, as liax been alleged. He says bis pur
in settling here is to practice his profes
sion of tlie law, and ttiat there is no otliee in
\ irginia whieii lie would accept.
A fellow lias been oj?erating on the mer
lin:.t> ot the city in a small and singular
w.\ to-day. lie has been going around prc
? iii,. 111:11 he had a load of produce on the
\.r. !'. town, whieii had broken down on
? I. ami !.?? necdi it a little money to re-,
j tin wag ii. lb-got small sums, ?2.00,
so. A..'., from several merchants, before the
v\\ !!::!!? Was di>C;?VITed.
fiie Hoot; ami Ladder Company has pur
?? -??<! a a <rse i.?i* ?200 for their truck, which
; > !>. ad ij'i'.al for that kind of hauling,
???vital tlneksof wild pigeons have passed
itie eity during the last few nights,
aging til- ir way North. The weather, as
indicates, grows steadily wanner, and
t:nil irec> generally are in bright blos
som. Roiun Aivur.
wii ki >li'i:y? A Scene in Court.?[Lynch
I tiu an. 27th.]-ln the t 'nited Slates
i .-net \es?enJay afternoon. Ihe.iury in the.case
? i itie Government rs. W. W. ilardwicke,
? !'ii.<d wiMi violation oi the enforcement
.. wa? ?fin for and brought into court, mid
i. ,.iiwt i- io an inquiry irotn tlio Court, re
. mi I hey were u uablt* to agree upon
Ai ilis- point <?nr? of the jurymen, Air. C?.
Ai. ? oc.trail, of <'harlmtesviiie, arose anil
* of tin* jurymen had stated in
?' < laiy io.im that another member of the
"ir; I).:,i declared that lie would never vote
i i ??!!*. a ? any ('onsen-alive on any charge.
i in- Judge then asked Air. Cochran to state
v\iJ!4*? i i?f i|j.. inn had made this charge;
vii?-;-?-:i|H>n Air. < ochran gave the name wi
Paid D. Turner, of Hyiichburg, a colored
*! \ ij? :11. The Judge ordered Turner to tbo
i ii tij the com i. and interrogated him about
the mailer. Turner in reply stated that in
e.niversatioii with a negro named John Wil
-?i! on Tuesday evening ,(hy the way Tur
ner \va> at tint time resting under positive
10 m ii tions from Judge Hives not to hold
?.?:ir.-tiioii with any person on the subject
? ?I' this iriri!) Wil-on informed iiim that he
in ! heard J. C. Class,of Lynchburg, a white
iu vuiiii, make u-cof the said declarations.
Air. Glass at once made an explicit and
< tuphatic denial of the charge, and said he
had m ver made such declarations at any
t idle.
?lodge Hives then ordered that Class and
Wii-m enno into court, this morning in
? ?ider that a further examination may be had
m the matter.
I! is understood tiiat the jury when it
u, ut nia >t?><id eleven fornequirlai and one?
iMvid l?. Turner (colored)?for conviction,
funn-i i- a bell-wether with the negroes,
mid alter hi> po-ition was indicated the re
maining negroes on the jury went with hltn
i m- conviction. The white jurymen con
i? mil .t unanimous for acijuittal throughout
' la ?:? nleieuce of the jurv.
st-ii; hck Otvsr.K-.?A new post offlcr
i ' - TiMied at Folk's Mill, Hoekingliam
? lunty, Va., on the route from Broadway
ijijo !> Dovesville, with George W.Faw
h-y us post master. Johu it. Ahnond is ap
pointcd postmaster at Hope Alills, Page
county, Va., rice Walter G. Kramer, re
signed. E. H. Byrd is appointed postmaster
at S|>eedwell, Wythe county, Va., Vice J.J.
lVicival. re.-igned. F. W. Jennings, of War
rcntun, Va., isappointeda railway post-office
clerk from Washington to I.yuehhurg, at
*l.:2Uh salary per annum, upon the recom
mendation of Colonel John S. Mosby. W.
It. itutli is i run-Ten ed as route agent from
the ears between Washington, I). and
Wt Idon, X. (A, to the ears between Iticb
monti, Va..andGre< h-boro', X. changing
pia with Th-mias ie-ahey. James S.Gray,
of Hiehmoml. Va., is appointed railway
?l? rk beto? , Washington. J). C., and Wei
*? -'f. V ' . vim u salary of ?1,200. W. L
li'iiir. i: iiiiuois, is appointed special agent
-I Hi i' -t-Office Department at large at
: l.'leiI j .-r annum, and assigned to duty as
i . ndetit of the railway mail set vice.
A 1 :: a- . -t ai. Scientific School.?Through
i!: i-: > of a Xe\v York gentleman
' ' i-.-ti I pi scientific pursuits, Professor
1 -I/, ha-, cvune into the possession of nn
i- . i i in Buzzard's l?ay, oft the Massachu
?v.f, of about one* hundred acres, and
; A thousand dollars iu money j both scc
>?? > el the gift being designed to aid in the
I" riiKW'-nt establishment of a scientific school
t be i-iund. Professor Agassi/ has for
*? 'tn-' time cherished the plan of establishing
" > hool where teachers of the natural
M-i.-ines, or those who intend fitting them
siives to t>e such, could devote their long
summer vacations to their practical study in
sueh a maimer as to combine recreation and
i* -t with the acquisition of knowledge. This
I'an he will now l>e enabled to carry out
' ? 'ii -inresfully and on a larger scale than
u w ut tirst contemplated. For the perfec
!| "i '>i the arrangements, the erection of a
vuital?ie building, etc., more money will be
'?ceded, and it is hojxrd that a sum equal to
iix- original gift will be realized by sub
^?npiions. Eiforts are now being made In
bu- direction, and will meet, we hope, with
i uivc-x. project is one which ought to
"'nunntd the attention of all who are in
b rested in scientific study. '
1' ir.E ix I'liixcE Ei'Wakd.?On Sunday the
nion Theological Seminary building was
miiiid to be on fire, near a cbimney, on the
.!'! ) Atonetnue It was feared the building
ouid be consumed. Insurance i? kept In
i k? w'ibpuuies on tho buildings and
? ?r?ry, I'armitlle Uvmmonieculth,
Powder-mill Bx ptqwoft?Dis astiti at Ac
ton, Ma.-h.-'1uhi.e Men Killed.--The Bos
ton Herald say*: "Explosions In powder
mills are not of infrequent occurrence, but
happily they are not often attended with
loss of life. Yesterday, however, two mills
connected with the works of the American
Powder Company,at Acton, exploded about
half-past 10 o'clock, instantly killing two
workmen and injuring the agent, Mr* Addi
son G. Fay, so severely that death ensued hi
the course of the afternoon.
"In the pressing-mill there was no ma
chinery employed liable to cause an explo
sion. The powder 011 coming from the
mixing-mill is laid 011 sheets of steel, which
are placed one upon another in a large and
powerful press. Alter being su! j?cled to a
pressure that forces the powder into thin,
(irm cakes, they arc carctully removed and
taken to the kcmeling-mtll. The i mined i
ate cause of the explosion which took place
in the prcsing-mlll will never be known, ns
the only [wrsons who could tell the reason
are silent in death. Those best able, how
ever, to form mi opinion suppose that the
two workmen, named Wentworth and
Schneider, were employed in removing the
powder from the press." While in the act of
placing one of the steel "plates upon those
already cleared, their attention was attracted
by the opening of the door by Mr. Fay.
j Consequently they were not as careful as
usual, and there being a little friction the
I powder ignited, there was a puff of smoke,
[and then a heap of splinters covering the
dead bodies of the workmen.
*? There were two tnore men at work in
the kerncling mill, but with rare presence of
mind, on seeiug the puff of smoke, they
sprang out of doors and into the river. On
rising to the surface the kerncling militia
which tbev had but an instant before been
at work, was nothing but a mass of kindling
wood, the concussion from the, other explo
sion causing that mill to explode.
?' The none of the explosion was not very
loud, people a couple of miles distant think
ing somebody was blasting rock*, but the
attending cloud of smoke was seen four or
five miles, the depot master at Concord uotic
ing it but not hearing any noise.
" The explosion naturally startled the en
tire neighborhood, and scarcely had the
echoes died nway ere scores of people were 1
hurrying to tlie scene. Search was made for
the remains of the unfortunate men who
were supposed to have been at work in the
fated buildings, but very few expected to
find anything tnore than fragments of their
bodies. To their surprise, however, the re
mains of the two workmen were found ttn
nintilated, but every particle of clothing was
stripped from their bodies,and their hair
and whiskers were burned off as smooth as
though taken oil* by a razor. In the race
way near where the pressing-mili stood was
found the apparently lifeless body of Mr.
Fay, with one ear to"ru otf, his hair all gone,
and a severe wound in the head just back of
the ear.
"The bodies were placed upon wheelbar
rows and taken to the house of Mr. Potter,
the superintendent of the mills. On arriv
ing there it was discovered that Mr. Fay was
still breathing, and instantly every effort was
made to rouseitale him. The operation of
conveying bodies to the house, some quirtcr
of a mile distant, apparently resulted in ex
pelling the water somewhat its rolling a
(irewncd person 011 a barrel will do. The
efforts to revive him, under the direction of
Dr. Barrett, who was quickly on the spot,
were attended with partial success, but he
had sustained so severe injuries internally
that he survived only some seven hours,
when death put an end to his sufferings."'
A walling Suicide.?A most extraordinary
case or self-destruction i? reported from
Manchester, England. Three clerks employed
in some large lead mills in iiiat city were
practicing blank tiring In the chuudelier
store-room, as was their custom, when ore
of them, named Alfred Roberts, passed hi<
rifle to a fellow-clerk named Thomas Walte*,
and told him to aim-at bis bron-t. It ap
pears, however, that Roberts had, unper
Ct ived by his companions, loaded the title
Willi ball cartridge. Walter took aim as de
sired, and to bis horror Roberts fell dead at,
hi< feet, the bullet having passed through his
brea-t. In his band was found the following
letter: "March 4,1873. I am very glad you
have saved me the trouble of shooting my-]
self. J know you are anxious to become a
marksman in ti.e corps; perhaps 1 will be of I
service to you by making a target of myself.
Wishing you success to vour first shot, I re
main, yours respectfully, Alfred Roberts.
Mr. Tom. Walter " The reason for Walter
complying s > readily with Roberts's request
to bike deliberate aim at his breast is re
ported to bo that it is customary among
English volunteers to point their rifles at
each other for the purpose of acquiring
steadiness of aim. The sooner, wc should
think, this cu-toui was abolished the better.
Losses is tub Franco-Prussian War.?
The official report of the losses sustained by
the German army in the "short, sharp, and
decisive" conflict with France shows that
the great victories were not won without
fearful loss of human life. There were]
127,807 German soldiers killed and wounded
in battle, of whom 5,160 were officers, 88
surgeons, 12,208 sub-ollicers, and 110,135
common soldiers. The Third Prussian
corps, which went into the campaign 35,312 I
strong, lost 408 officers and 1-1,410 men, or
nearly 34 percent, of the whole. The losses
of the First Bavarian corps were scarcely
less, being 33 per cent, of the whole. In
every great battle there are n few regiments
whose losses are out of all proportion to the
rest. At ltezonville, for instance, the Third
Prussian corps lost 3oO officers and 6,000
men. The Royal G nurd, some 40,000 strong
at. the beginning of the war, on the 18th of]
August, 1871, attacked the village of Saint
Privat, which was defended by the Sixth
French corps, under Marshal Canrobcrt, and
lost nearly 8,000 men in the assault.
In all wars the heavy losses fall on the In
fantrv. In the first two years of our great
struggle the infantry soldiers used to lay
wag?rs with the cavalrymen that they
couldn't find the grave of a mounted soldier
who had been lulled in action. Before the
war was over, however, the graves ot cav
alrymen thickly strewed all the battle-fields.
01 the total Prussian losses (127,867), 4,458]
officers and 112,029 men belonged to the in
fantry, the same being a little over 17* per
cent, of the whole number of that army en
gaged. The cavalry lost 279 officers and
4,312 men, about 6? per cent, of the whole
mounted corps. The. artillery lost 422 offi- j
cers and 5,597 men, or about 6? percent, of
the whole number of artillerymen who took
part in the war. Seventeen thousand five
hundred and seventy men (17,570) died on
the battle-field, and lu,707 died in hospitals
from wounds received in action. The nutn- j
her killed io each engagement was generally
about one-sixth of the number wounded,
but in some battles there was one killed for
every four wounded.
It is vastly more perilous to lie an officer
than a private soldier. Of the German
generals the killed and wounded were some
thing more than 11 per cent; superior of
ficers, nearly 27 per cent,; captains, more
than 22 per cent.; lieutenant?, about 25*,per
cent., and common soldiers about 144 per
The greatest loss sustained in the war by
the Prussians was at Saint Privat, where
20,577 soldiers were either killed or
wounded.?Baltimore American.
Wrecks of Irox-Clads at Charleston.?
fFrom the Charleston (S. C.) Neics, March
24.]?Doubtless there are many Charlesto
nians who still remember the terrific detona
tions caused by the explosions of the Con
federate irnn-clads Charleston and Cbicora,
in Coop r river opposite Marshall s wharf,
at the evacuation of C'liarleston, in February',
1865. It has alwuvs been a matter ol sur-j
prise to the wrecking fraternity tbut only a
small portion of the first-named boat could
Ik; found in the vicinity of the spot at which
she was anchored. Professor Maillefert,
whose fame as a wrecker is so well known to
the Charleiton public, has for a long time
occupied himself with the solution of this
riddle. A few weeks ago he accidentally ob
served a strange rippling of the water-sur
taee four hundred and fifty yards, or more
than a quartoe of a uaile, eastward of the
wreck of the vessel, and it at once occur
red to him tint that phenomena afforded
a due to the mystery. He accordingly
anchored cue ol hi* derricks-above
Si ipot uwtk?d by the. ripp&r and]
? !ii m>mvt*8s
sri examination retealeti, lying nptib (he
b jttoro of the river, tbelron sheathing of tbe
bow nod one entire broadside of the vessel,
constituting %' mais of iron welgh(?j? alto
gether 2(2,730 pounds, or nearly 100 tons.
The whole broadside of tbe battery with
three port-boles was intact. That this im
mense mass of iron should have been burled
through tbe air for more than a quarter of a ]
mile affords a startling Illustration of the
force of the explosion. This discovery has
led Professor Maillufcrt to suppose that tbe
other half of the Charleston b lying about
tbe same distance on the opposite side of the
anchorage, and lie has already begun to
search for it. Professor Maillefert has re
cently contracted with the United StaUwGo
vornraent to remove the wreck of the moni
tor Keokuk, which lies at the mouth of the
harbor near the Wecbawken lightship. The
Keokuk is the only remaining ofistmction at
the entrance, to the harbor, and its removal
will grcativ Contribute to the safety of navi
gation ? The Professor has also received the
contract to remove the wreck of a ves3el at
the mouth of Savannah river.
Results of a " Strike"?Dreadful Scene*
among the Welsh Coal-Miners.
A correspondent of tbe Manchester Guar
dian, writing from Mertbyr Tydvil, under |
date of March 8, gives a sorrow ful account
of the sufferings endured by tbe families of
the "strikers." Tbe writer says the utter
destitution which exists in the district ex
tending froin Mertbyr Tydvil to the confines
of "Monmouthshire is indescribable, and he
cites these instances:
I made yesterday a series of Sunday visits
to a number of houses in the poorer districts
of Mertbyr?wretched homes they were, all
of them.* There is about a mile from Mer
tbyr a suburb called, by those who can pro
nounce if, Caepantyw'yll, lying in a damp
hollow by the side of the river Tuff, and
close to the works of CyfiulMa, which, since
the riots of 1831, have never ceased to echo
the clangor of bustling industry or light the
sky with the ruddy blaze of innumerable
Gro*. The people here are all C'yfarthfa
It is a queer place, all up and down hill,
with rows of steps leading to the high foot-1
paths, with rugged roads like mountain
paths, innocent of drain or channel, and lit
tle brooklets rushing down the centre, cross
ing from side to side in zigzag courses, and
pausing here and there in pools which seem
common to most of Mertbyr streets. The
air is close and damp, and the odors exhaled
from some unseen source of impurity are
dank and mepbitic. There aro beads of ooze
upon the house fronts, perpetual mud upoD
tbe steps, eternal dust, and dirt upon tlrrj
dingy windows. Here is an open door that
invites us to enter. You will notice that the
broken stone lloor has no carpet, and is full
of holes; that a turned-up box does duty as
a table, and that a three-legged stool and an
arm-chair are the only articles of furniture
in the room. The arm-ebair is drawn close
to the grate, In which lingers the expiring
embers of what originally could have been
but a very small wood fire, for fuel is as
scarce as food.
A woman sits in the chair, and is gazing
moodily, fixedly, into the clull red of the
slow-burning wood?a thin, pinched, scant
ily-clad woman, whose ragged cotton dress
is as t'rouzv and dirty as the little woollen
shawl which is drawn over her head to pro
tect her neck from the draught that comes!
through the broken window-pane at the
back. At her breast is a two-month baby
born a child of sorrow only a day or two be
fore the strike began, and baby as thin anil
pinched as its haggard nurse*. There is a
little girl of ten or twelve kneeling before
the tire, and shivering as she tries to toast a
slice, of bread, which 1 learn has been
begged of a neighbor, and is the only food
in the house.. A young man sits on the
other side of the lire upon unotber box?not |
the table. He is a lodger; out of work,
of course. He is smoking?mark that; he
can buy tobacco, and the woman has to beg
bread." Soon after I enter lie resents my ap
pearance on tbe scene by shambling out. It |
is very little tbe woman will say at first. To
all my questions she returns such short
answers as I admit my intrusion deserved.
But a chance remark about the baby opened
the mother's heart. "John," she told me?
John was her husband?was a " bailer." He
did not want to strike, but was obliged to
turn out with the other.-. "And there's lots,
you see, was like him, only the colliers was
strike, and then the puudlersand bailers and
laborers and all, was have to strike, too.''
to run the pigeon English of this poor
Welshwoman?this wretched wife?a slat
tern evidently, but an innocent sufferer from
the calamitous strife now raging.
House after house in those dreary streets 1
visited, anil found almost as sad a state of
things?cupboards bare as old Mother Hub
bard's, and hungry children crying for food.
In one desolate home there were two chil
dren lying on a death-bed, and their mother
said they were "a-dyingof the strike." In
some cases the men had been able to earn a
little money by working as laborers on Mr.
(,'rawshny's farm; in one or two instances,
and these were colliers, they had secured
employment in the Aberdarepits; and atone
house I called, I found the wife was now re
ceiviug weekly a post-office order from her
liu.-baud, who, with a few of his adventu
rous comrades, bad found work at Middles
borough. That completed my Sunday tour,
and I returned dispirited and sore at heart.
I went this morning to Plymouth?a
wotkman's district at the other end of the
town?only to sec squalid poverty and the
same degree of utter destitution. The peo
ple here are kept alive only by the soup
kitchens, one of which bad been started by
Mr. Folhcrgill, M. P., the owner of Ply
mouth Works, and was confiucd to women
and children. In very few places did I find
the men at home, and w hen I asked for them
I was told that they were "out seeing what
was going on." I was toITI at Plymouth
that some of the older workmen intended to
wait upon Mr. Fothergill, who has not yet
been interviewed ; and I beard at Cyfarthfa
that n meeting of the ironworkers was held
on Saturday, at which they resolved to re
commend to their fellows the acceptance of
the reduction for the term of one month.
A Retublican Judge Recommends the
Rod.?At the last Superior Court of Wayne,
N. 0., bis Honor Judge William J. Clarke
presiding, a c bred youtb, eighteen years of
age, was convicted of the crime of forgery.
Wc publish elsewhere, from the Goldsborc'
Messenger, the extraordinary remarks of
Judge Clarke after the conviction of the de
; fendant.
It will be seen that his Ilonor told the de
! fendant that if he would submit to a geutcel
; thrashing at the hands of his paternal rela
tive he would not sentence him to any further
puni>hiuent; otherwise, he would compel
i him to serve two years in the penitentiary.
His Honor informed the defendant's father
that the court had no authority to order'liis
son to he whipped, but that I be father had
the right to chastise him, and if he would
take him down in one of the rooms below in
the court-house and give him a good chas
tisement the court would not pass sentence
upon him. The Judge added:
" I would like to see you apply the rod to
bim myself j but as I can't go, Sheriff Woods
will accompany you and see it well done,
and report." " /. ?
John V. Sberard, the Republican solicitor,
remarked to tho father as he was leaving the
court-room with his son to administer the
penalty suggested by his Honor, "Make
him take off his vx>$x."?Ilaleigh News.
Pennsylvania Railroad Directors.-*At
the annual election for directors of the Penn
sylvania railroad, held at the office of the
company In Philadelphia, Tuesday, the fol
lowing Board was chosen for the ensuing
year: J. Edgar Thomson, Josiab Bacon,
Wis tar Morris, Edward C. Knight, Samuel
T. Bodine, John M. Kennedy, John Rica,
JohD Scott, Pittsburgh; Alexander J. Der
byshire, and Samuel M. Felton.
? _v \
Found Drowned,?John Pick, formerly of
this city, was ,found drowned near his resi
denoeat Yellow Branch yesterday morn
ing. It is supposed that he committed iui
cide.?Lynchburg 'Virginian.
A shoo manufacturing company was
started in Winchesterubouteight months ago
with 110,000'pspita!. It now emptoyMbout
fifty band?, and turps out from 'eiglit hun
dred' to one thousand pairs of shoes bet
Ics JTwI'raUon-Carrylotf tbe M?il
OTortbo JH^*Ff?cen Eakct-A Peril'
ona Iioutc. " :
A Sandusky letter to the Cincinnati Com
mercial detail-! the manner in which the ice-.
fields of theJakes are traversed in winter j
and spring: Looking from the shore of San
dusky Bay in the slow-going old city of San
dusky. In Uie raontb of February, the writer
saw tiie departure of tbe Islands mail-boat.
A strong gale from the norienst was bringing
in a dense snow-storm. A squad of four men
in oil-cloth overalls and heavy boots started
out on the ice pushing a boat,set on low run
ners, before them like a sled. The boat con
tained packages seemingly of provisions, etc.
Some of the party carried poles and skates,
and they struck out as if intending to winter
on tbe bay, or contemplating a polar voyage.
The slorra was getting thick and dark, but
they disappeared in the direction of the lake,,
trudging carelessly over their rough road,
pushing the boat, and keeping close to it
Knowing that tbe ice on the bay was rotten,
and " outside " in the lake it was broken and
floating, the proceeding was interesting
enough to attract comment from bystanders.
One asked an ancient mariner on the dock:
? How's that ? What's the deranged party
up to?"
" Goin' out to the islands."
"Goin' to Kelley'a,and then Put-in bay."
"Put-in bay, ch? Ncartwenty miles. Has
the coroner been notified?"
" Oh, no. Rcg'lar mail-line, you see.
Them fellers don't care a cent. That old
man goes three timesa week all winter. He's
went it twenty years; can't drown'd him.
They'll git through."
" Quite likely."
"They expect to?a dozen times. .But
they'd fetch it into port all right.
The subject seeming dull of interest, a talk
with an old-time lake navigator who has
often travelled with the over-ice mall brought
out facts that may be novel to many.
The old mail carrier has travelled tbe route
from the mainland to the island for twenty
vears or in that vicinity, seldom missing bis
three'trips a week summer or winter. He is
known to be the hero of "hair-breadth
'scares bv flood " if not by field, but his ad
ventures* are usually considered somewhat
Icendarv?stories of the past when, in
tact, he skips "tight places" every winter
and spring which would generally be fatal
ventures to anybody but a man of Ins ex
perience. The dangers on his route occur
mostly in February and the early part of
snring when the weather is changeable and
vK 'from hard freezes and sudden thaws
and storms. In good weather he has plenty
of company, but when it is stormy and tin cat,
ening and the ice bridge i* dangerous lie has
usually but a trusty companion or two, w ho,
though old hands themselves, would under
take the trip only under the gutdaDceorth
" old man." The line is from Sandusky to
Marblebead, tbeucc to Kelley s, and thence
miles further out on the lake to 1 ut-in Ba>
Island. Tbe distances from shore!to.s !!ff
range from four to six miles, and the length
of the route is twenty miles. The circuits to
avoid " bad places " often make it much fur
ther. When a heavy snow-storm is prevail
ing, the lake-ice broken and floanng, and the
weather, in sailor phrase, is so " thick ? that
objects a few rods distant cannot be discerned.
it would seem impossible for anybody to go
out ui>on, much less traverse, tbe icy waste.
Yet even under such conditions, a few expe
rienced men "don't mind going over if
fixed," and the island mail seldom tails.
The mode of proceeding on rotten ice is
to push the boat in front of them until it
breaks through, tlieu jump in and break a
road to a stronger piece, when the boat is
pushed upon it and goes forward again.
Troubles arise from thin,' "slush, and
rotten ice, and danger of the boat being
caught in a "nip." "Thin ice, scarcely
strong enough to bear, renders progress very
laborious, as it must be broken witn oars ana
pikes, and worked through tediously, "slush -
ice is hard to manage, oars, paddles, or poles
availing little for forward movement. When
moving in large fields, the ice can be passed
over at great hazard by launching the
boat in the "reaches" of open water, and
making a sled of it again when across. i here
are currents or eddies in the water among
the moving ice. Solid fields open, and open
spaces close quickly, causing danger that the
boat cannot be extricated soon enough to
avoid being caught between floes that come
in grinding collision. Wlico this transpires
it is called a " niiu" *n(l necessitates, a
new boat prior to further progress on
that line. The accident seldom occurs;
but when it has happened those interested
have managed to escape. The mad travel
lers, with their boat, will move with ease
and dispatch over places where a " long
shoreman " would soou go- under. '1 hey ex
pect the ice to give way occasionally in soft
weather, and arc not dis: ippomted. When
one of the party steps too lar from tie boat
and slumps through, if he. does not soon get
out they calmly fish him out with pike-poles,
haul him up to thesled-boat, and repair dam
ages by giving him a pull from a jug taken
aioiv tor remedial uses in such emergencies.
Crossing on foot, as the. mail is sometimes
carried, is also attended svith peril. J hose
who have had occasion to test the matter
kuow that the ice does not form In uniform
thickness, and shifting currents wear it thin
in places. The surface is the same in appear
ance but experience tenches otherwise; ice
navigators-will halt, cast about, make long
detours, crossing dungeious places on nar
row strips of strong ice. that serve them as a
bridge over trouble. When without a boat
they depend on the poles carried along. II
one breaks in he places the ends of the pole
on the unbroken iec each side, and uses it as
?i lever to throw liimsell out. some
time* a broad board is used as a bridge over
a weak place; on the sauic principle as a
Lowihoe It is related that a long time
a?o a couple of men crossing with a boat had
it crushed on the route, and the ice being
rotten/ took a couple of boards from the
wreck, and by laying one down, walking on
it* length, and then putting the other in
front for a similar use, made their escape to
Kelley's Island. This seem* not more in
credible than a fact known to the writer m
the winter of 1*70. Three Indams uiuler;
took to cross from Canada to the States on
the Ice, taking a cauoe with them. When
near West Sister Island tbe ice broke, and
moved off down the lake, carrying with it
the representatives of the tribe ot Lo, Willi
their " untutored minds" and their little ca
uoe. They were out two days and nights
of the ino-t hitter cold weather of the win
ter, and landed near Erie, Pa., with no unm
age save frosted ears and hands. They
brought themselves and canoo by cars to
Sandusky, and started back for Canada over
the iec. The last seen of them they were
out near the island?) in Indian file, with their
canoe on their shoulders, trotting for home.
The Grand Lodge of Virginia, I. 0. O. F.,
meets in Richmond on the 9th of April..
WylbcvUleis trying to get up a national
Mr. John H. Woodford, of Barbour coun
ty, W. Va., shipped to tbe East one buu
died car-loads of cattle during 1872.
Mr. M. J. Kclley, lately one of tbe editors
of the Lynchburg Republican, was married
in the city of Guatemala, Central America,
last montli, to Benorita Maria Carlotta Her
nandez, of that city.
nay biwos.
Got of SEINE THREAD, all numbers aac
yet on liontl and for svlo at reduced prices
S at exceedingly low prices. Also, YELLOW
riNG COTTON, ROPES of all sorts, forsali
leap at L. LICIITENftTEIN'S,
IniDorter of Seine Threa .
. 1705 and 1707 Franklin street, between .
Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets.
'L-SEINES made to order at factory prices
TO BE Tim bpst r. veu ixvkxtsd, .
addrxss, york, pa.
?'' ? .
fciciiMOND J
iiifecH 27ilt7l?Tlfe etriageticjr id opt money
market continues, a&d Is Ifttfc proipcct of au
early restoration of theeuewiii6b$ftjuu!(n Jantt
sry and February. Apprehensions in reftatd id the
erll results likely to flow from the operation of the
?amended bankrupt law hire induced capitalists who
had sent large amounts here to be loaned on real es
tate to withdraw their funds, and considerable sums
which were In the hands of our business men are be
ing called in. Theee causes, and the contraction by j
the deposit banks, have made money very tight j
Still, the legitimate demands of the regular custom
ers of our hanks have been liberally met without
any advance in the rotes of discount so that out
merchants and manufacturers have been able to go
along comfortably. Some first-rate commercial pa
per has sold ou the street during the week as high a*
112 per cent.
The following prices were obtained during the
week for.
Virginia consols r. ...
Virginia deferred., ' .
Virginia tax-recivable coupons [email protected]
North Carolina 6*0, old 31
City of Rh-hmond 6's, new 79
Cttv of Richmond 6*8, old 80
City of Ricnmond 8's 100
City of Lynchburg 6's 74
City of Lynchburg 8?s 99
City of Norfolk 6's 67
City of Petersburg a's 75
City of Wilmington (N. C.) 8's, gold/.... 85
Chesapeake and Ohio first mortgage fl*e. gold 87J
Chempeakeand Ohio 7 percent debentures......R4
Virginia Central first mortgage 6*s 88
Virginia Central third mortgage 6's 82
Virginia Central fourth mortgage &'s P7J |
Virginia CentraJ non-mortgaged 8's 05
imoud and Danville flmt mortgage 6*8 78
Orange, Alexandria and Manassas first mortgage
71s 80
Orange and Alexandria first mortgage ?*? ?5
Orange and Alexandria second mortgage 6's 87
Orange aud Alexandria third mortgage 8*8 OS
Orange and Alexandria fourth mortgage 8's 80
Virginia and Tennessee 6's 77J
Virginia and Tennessee 8'a.
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac 6'a ?o
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac 7'a 00
Richmond and Petersburg 7'a 03
Petersburg aud Wcldon 8% 03
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad 33 I
Richmond and Danville Railroad... 15
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Totomac Kail
road 61
Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company?
sales 28 j
Virginia Home Insurance Company 100
Virginia State Insurance Compauy 24
Merchants and Mechanics Insurance Company, loo
Old Dominion Insurance Company 00
First Na.lonal Bank 120
Plnnters National (lank 105
National Bank of Virginia 103
State Bank loo
Union Bank 60
Virginia Steamship and Packet Company 371
Otber Stock and Money Markets.
New York, March 27.?Money l-l? and Inter
est. Sterling steady. Gold, lloK?U?j}. Govern
ments advanced [email protected] States very dull.
BALTIMORE, March 27?Virginia 6*8, <11,40;
Virginia consols, 55|; West Virginia's, 14?bid to- ]
Thursday, March 27.
Wheat?White. 582 bushels. Red, 220 bushels.
Corn.?Yellow, 82 bushels. Mixed, 20 bushels.
Wheat?White, 200 bushels very good at $1.85;
01 bushels good at *1.80; 36 bushels prime on private
terms; 00 bushels at $1.70?total, 430 bushels.
Wheat.?Red, 40 bushels mixed atfl.7o; 22 bush
eles very good at Sl.so: 32 bushels fair at $1.63; 22
bushels common at $l.5o; 20 bushels good at 61-73?
total, 1-6 bushels.
Corn*.?Yellow; 32 bushels prime at 75c.; 50 bush
els good at "3c.?total.82 bushels.
CORN?Mixed, 20 bushels at 74c.
Oats?Co bushels prime mixed at COc.; 188 bushels
good at 55c.?total, 218 bushels.
Oats.?200 bushels.
Thursday, March 27, 1873.
Receipts since our list quotations are small. We
note no change in prices. The following are the
hugs,?Common, ^8 ioj&s 6 5 0k6,$ 5 60
Medium to flue 0 [email protected] 7 50
hr.af.?Common to medium 7 50(a) 8 5o
Good to flue 0 [email protected] 13 00
Fine stemming and wrappers.. 12 cow; 14 00
Luge? Common to medium smokers... 7 [email protected] 11 00
Good to fine. 15 0060 26 00
Leaf? Medium to good fillers. 10 [email protected] 13 00
Fine. 14 [email protected] 15 00
Wrappers (mahogany) 13 00&> in 00
Wrappers, common to medium. 12 00<5) 20 00
AY rappers, good 25 00(a) 40 00
Wrappers, line to extra. 45 [email protected] 75 00
Thursday, March 2", 1873.
We make no changes worthy of note in our quo
tations to-day. Trade continues dull.
Country Produce.
Awl'e: Green, $2 [email protected]&4 V barrel; pippins, $5 for
choice. Dried?Quarters, [email protected] ft.; sliced, [email protected]
Blackberries: [email protected] ft.
Cherries: [email protected] ft.
Peaches: Peeled, [email protected] ^ ft.; unpeeled, [email protected]
$1 ft.
Boots: Ginseng, 70076c.; seneca. without top, so
Beesicac: 30c. "ft ft.
Butter: Choice yellow. [email protected] : prime yellow,
[email protected]; poor to good, [email protected]; common, [email protected]
Beans: White,[email protected]$2; mixed, 76c.
Broom-Com: Green. 6608c.; red, [email protected]
Corn Meal: 70c. Id bu-hel.
Dressed Meats: l'ork, "608c.; salted, [email protected]<!jc.
Eqqs: in barrels, IS? 19c. dozen; in crates, 19
20c. $1 dozen.
Flour: Virginia country is quoted to-dav: Flue.
?8.75; suprrfiae, $8; extra, Itu; taniily. ordinary
ran, [email protected]?lo; fancy brands, [email protected]$l2; buck
wheat, [email protected]$2.50 ^ 100 fts.
Feathers: Prime live-goose, [email protected]; common, 40
Ifau: Virginia timothy, [email protected]#140: clover, $1.20
hard: Country, [email protected]
Oats: Baled, hundred. [email protected]*1.30.
Onions: [email protected] IP bushel.
roU'tocs: Irish, 76((?$l W bushel.
live: [email protected] bushel.
Shucks: [email protected]$1.25.
Tallow: 7}@ic. ft.
uvml ? u/nsliori- sti/hiarr. ? iinwiunoa. arvff.lSc.
Cement, Lime, Planter, Ac.
Cement: ti<2.254?$2J0 V barrol; Rosendnle, $2.50.
Lime: Agricultural. lO0()12Jc.bushel; Virginia,
?l.20?$Mo; Rockland. 9l.t6'fi>fl.80.
Plaster: Lump, none In market; ground, 912;
calcined, 93&$3.25.
Dry Goods.
Broom Sheetings and Shirtings: 4-4 Manchester,
life.: i Manchester, loc.; } Manchester. 8jc.:
4-4 James Jtlver. lljc.; } James River, loc.; J James
River, 8je.; 3 Fontcnoy, lojc.; 4-4 Grauitevllle,
14c.; } Graniteville, 114c.; 4-4 Potomac, lajc.; 4-i
Blue Ridge, lie.; 4-4 Rockbridge, 12c.: 3 Rock
bridge, lojc.; 4-4 Leaksvllle, i2jc.: 4-4 w. Cones
toga, lie.: 3 O. Concstoga, I2jc.; 1 1). Conestuga,
njc.; 10-4 PepperlU, 40c.; 10-1 City, 35c.
Bleached Shirtings ami Sheetings: 4-4 tVamraitta,
20C-; 4-1 Masouvllie. lftjc.: 4-4 Rockdale, 15c.; 4-1
Home, 15c.; 4-4 Oneida, 14c.; 4-1 Avalanche, 12c.;
4-1 Social, nic.; 4-4 AuioskeaK. 124c,: Whltestoue,
lojc.: 2 Barnsbry, loc.; 3 Red Dog, ec.: B g fccitnate,
8*c.: Methnau, ?4c.; Peterborough, 8c.; 10-4 IV'al
tham, 42?c.; 10-4 City Mills, 36c.
Brown Drills: Petersburg, 13c.; Wcstford, 12Jc.:
Grauitevllle, lie.
Cosset Jeans: Pavanla, lojc.: Amoskeag, 13ic.;
Hallawcll, 13ic,
Denims: Harlem, 12jc.; Boston StcamMllls, ]2jc.
Prints: American, lljc.; Allen's, lljc.: Rich
mond. lljc.; ?pr3fme. life.; Manchester, lljc.;
Washington, lljc.; Hamilton, -llic.; Merrim'ak,
lljc.; Mallory, 11 Jc.; Oriental, lljc.; Pacific, lljc.;
Arnold, 10c. ;Amot>keag, 10c.: VVamsutta. 84c.
Cambrics: Rice, lt-Jc.; English, Sjc.
Drugs, Dyestufls, Oils, ice.
Alum: 6c.
Alcohol: [email protected]^ gallon.
Concentrated Lye: $S ^ case of four dozen,
Copperas: 3c.
Cochineal: $1.13 ^ft.
Extract qf Logvcood: 16c.
Indigo: 9i.2tc.
Madder: 16c.
Oils: Linseed, iLOSftfl.lo: machine, #[email protected]:
sperm, $2.25: whale, 25c.; straits. ?5&75e.; lard.
824c. ;? sweet. $6 V dozen: best sawd, fill castor. 42
?gallon: Virginia lubricating, 60c.; kerosene, 24
@25c. V gallon.
Race Ginger: 16c.
Soda : Sal., 4c., in kegs; English soda, 8c.; Ameri
can. 7|c.
Spirits Turpentine: [email protected],
Guano: [email protected]; Gtmnnpe, 970 too;
Sea Fowl. 950Pacific, f5o; Powhatan raw-bens
superohc3pnate, 950; Hour, raw-Lour, ?60.
Foreign Froit* and Candy.
Candy; 16c. $ ft.
Oiauges: i3.5Cfe$S box.
Groceries, ice.
Bacon: Shoulders. 7i?$8C.: rH>bcd sides. ?j?Wc..
andaearoe;Viear nbiieasWe3.olfv.oc.; Virguua nrgi
round, lie.: Virginia hami, iSgtfc.; BugCT-ciiral,
[email protected]; ybm hams, 14JC.
^ Brooms: Two strings, ?;thn*Ktrlu*8.#3^91.25;
four strings, small. [email protected]; large, $4^5^94.50;
five strings. 9U6699.-? ,
_ Buckets: raintod, two hoops, $2.54; three hooiw.
Cheese: Northern and wwtem prtmo culling
ad vanrlng and excited w lt& 16Jc.; coraiaou. in&
|is,.i JCuglkh dairy, estfZM.
Co fee: Afo~tt?mon, aOSft.iiseoa, WjffWfai
coffee market actl
t Ctaufm: Adaromtice ondfe*, V ??;??
low, 14c. -; -rj;/' .
Fl'h: Herruwrs?Eastern srrasa, BSftfMfi; North
<**>? _?ft A e*. 5^T??S?;?iSg
Carottj?-?or~i-ro?.v; , J. J
oaml, ??: North CoroBn* --No. ? gross, none.
Mj?ckerr}_No. i Bay mackcrd, $140915 2 fc>
: -bare. [email protected]*2?; No. 3 fin barretoj. : Nr.
?r?fRe Gn barrefcsi, tME&fchSo: No.i, ineasom. ?U
fj??; No. 1 (In kits;, 93; N'o.v (In kite;, 0156;;No. 1,
*1-75- Mesa shed (la kits?, 99; tiBMH
Lard: Prime. ttarrew and Heroes. J??ieic.:bi
half-barrels, loijjlojc.: In kcjre, 11) 7 ; .
Licorice: nam?P. A S. lie.; G. M.. Kc. Masa
G. C.. S3C.; C. & A.. J5c.; Wallas extra, 33c.: C. G
inc.: J. C. A Co.,31c.; Ycurrla, 3le.; K. K.. 2Sc.": Z.
Z-.25C.: 2. extra. Mc. ; Giles Cordova, soc.; V. B.
vac.: G. H.. Hc.x Sanford. kc. ; Anchor. Mc.; A. V.
C? sec.; L. L., 26c.
Molasses: Common syrup, hogsheads, tafgUc.:
tierces, .'i^vsc.; barrels. vetfgttc.; genurne golden
syrup. KfyiSc. TO gallon; Cuoa ana Muscovn'Jo, oofe
C5c.; Porto Rico, [email protected]; New Orleans prime, 86c.
Rice/ Carolina. [email protected] RanKooo.Sc.
8tttt: Liverpool. [email protected]?.flO flron wharf. 92.7C#
911 o rroro store; ground alum. 92.25 TO sack. \\ est
Virginia salt, $2.50 ^ barrel. ?
Sugar: Crushed. powdcrco. and granulated, IVjc.:
A?iijc.: B, inc.: extra C. illc.: C, lie.: refiner
yellow; loc.: cut loaf, Mc.; Porto Rico, lof^iojc.:
Uemerara, labile.; New Orleans, [email protected]
Soap: Common, [email protected]; best washing. [email protected],;
toilet, [email protected] aDd fiuicy d rices: country, 4?5c- ,
Teas: Slack, [email protected]$1.25?the lasts prime article:
imperial. $1.10#?Leo; gunpowder. [email protected]
Hides, Leather, Ac.
Hides: Green. 7Jc.: dry salted. [email protected])c.; dry
flint, ls^soc.; wet salted. [email protected]|c.; wet salted cali
ski.is. [email protected]?5.
Leather: Sole leatlier, oak. [email protected]; sole leather,
hemlock. [email protected]: countrv upper. [email protected]?: city Su
isn, [email protected] TO foot; [email protected] TO lb.: Harness,
country, cltv finish, 3*@'44c. V foot; calf
skins- Kronen. [email protected] %1 lb.; American (oak).
[email protected]; hemlock, [email protected]; rough skirting
[email protected]
Iron, Steel, Nails, 9cc.
Iron: English and American refined. f*j5?c. f
fl).: English and American sheet, rttt?7)c.: Swedes,
hammered, 8c.; hoop, [email protected]; Burden's horseshoe.
97 TO loo Is; Burden's nmleehoe. $ loo fte. ?
Steel: Naylor's cast etc*'!. [email protected] EngUsT
blistered, la)c. TO lb.; American blistered, uic.
TO fc. I
Sails: In store. 95 73 tor standard?that Is, teu
penny; other sizes extra.
Plough-Castings: Wholesale, sic.; retail, flic.
TO ifi.
Liquors, Wines, Ac.
Ale: Scotch, best brands, pinto, $2.23 TO dozen;
quarts. 81.10.
H&'Aificd Whislieys: Common. [email protected]; full
proof, [email protected]$l."5.
Rye Whiskeys: Medium, $l.*[email protected]: pure old, 82
4; Virginia Mountain, new, [email protected]$2.So; old, 92.60
and up-wanto.
Brandies: Domestic,[email protected]?2; [email protected]:
apple. $2f/C$3, wholesale; pcacn, [email protected]
Gin: Domestic, $l.2flig92.
Rum: New England, [email protected]; Jamaica and
-Santa Cruz,
Lumber, Stares, &c.
Lumber: White oak, [email protected]$J5 l.oOO; Western
Virginia poplar, [email protected]$25 ? 1,000; white pine, $35?
98>%i 1,000. Yellow pine boards,f"
. . [email protected];-jote:,$t?
@$20, according to I engths. Shingles?Pine, [email protected]
95; cypress, 1,000. Laths?Spilt, $L6o;
sawed, 92.75 V 1.000.
States: Whiskey-barrel ttmher, green,815?9r? ^
1,000: seasoned, $20&$25 ^11.000. Hour-lwirrei ttm
l>er, $7<S9s ?1 1.000. Hoop poles, [email protected]$8: hogs
liead hoops. *[email protected]<uO TO l.oco: whiskey-ltarrei, lilck
orv hoop. [email protected]$ia TO 1,000 ; red oak, for luolassef
barrels, [email protected]
Rags: Mixed cotton, 4c.; white, [email protected]; wool
len. v&Mc:
Rove: Manilla. I (est, [email protected]:o,; Sisal, 22c. TO B>. ?
jute, 12jc.
Mill Feed.
Brmcnstuff: 30c. fl bushel.
Corn Bran: 20c. TO bushel.
Shipstuff: 00c. TO bushel.
Shorts: 25c. TO bushel.
Wheat Bran: 20c. TO bushel.
Powder, Shot, Ac. .
Fuse: ToVs mining. [email protected] TO t?0 feet.
Powder. 80.75 by the live kegs?less than five
kec?, 87.25; blasting, [email protected]^o.
Shot: Northern, [email protected] TO bag of 25 fts.
Clover: [email protected] TO bushel.
flax: [email protected] TO bushel.
Hcrdsgross: $1.50 TO bushel. ;
Orchard Grass: $2.50 TO bushel.
Oats: [email protected] TO bushel.
Timothy: $4.50 TO bushel.
Grindstones: [email protected] TOH
Hats: Wool, [email protected] TO dozen; boys' wool.
4'[email protected]$12, according to quality; fur. [email protected])0 TO
dozen; moleskin silk hats, 95i<g95? per dozen; dress
casdmere aud felt hats, [email protected] TO per dozen.
The following Is the report of Mr. L. Giiuml,
welghmaster. of the sales of live-stock from the
20th to the 25th of March, 1873:
Cattle.?108 head sold from l^cfc.. props,
Sjieet.?81 head 6old from 5?<?Mc., gross.
Hogs.?125 head sold from 7jr^8jc., net.
Slate of Trade at other Points.
Maticii 25.?'The markets for produce lmc bccu
inactive, hut prices steady. Groceries generally
have been in moderate demand. Coffees dull and
lower. The provision market remains strong, and i
prices have rather an upward teudeucy.
The receipts of corn have b.eu large, fair of bar- J
ley, oats, wheat, and rye. "Wheat a shade lower.
Market dull for nil kinds.
Flour h;ts had a dull and drooping market all the
week, and prices have declined [email protected] ^ barrel,
and on some grades 30c.
Whiskey opened at 88c., and fluctuated between
88c. and 83c., closing at with fair demand.
Cotton b is been dull throughout the week, and
prices have declined [email protected] ft* Middling now sells
at [email protected]; low midiiliiig, i7Jc.
Linseed Oil steady at 83c. for round lots.
Good hog9 have been scarce and in demand. All
the receipts of that grade found quick sales at full
rates. There is no accumulation of inferior, but the
trade has beeu slow. The whole range of prices
covering all grades was [email protected]$5.50. The receipts
are light, and for the last forty-eight hours foot up
1,250 head; shipments, 295 head.
The tobacco market during the past week has ruled
steady, with prices generally acceptable to ship
pers. Receipts continue light. Both old and new
Ohio soed Is iu better request at prices a shade
higher. For latest quotations 6ee telegraphic re
port. .
March M.?Manufactured Tobacco.?Dealers re
port a good healthy Inquiry for Virginia brand", as
well as city mannfactnres of navy, and the market
Is steady and unchanged. We quote as foliowa:
Fine bright Virginia pounds,' 8i>?90; medium
bright Virginia pounds, oc4Z/7o; common Virginia
poundsand ' ' * J "
4's, and 5's,
52: Kentucky" w... . ?
bright navy, 624055; Louisville black navy, 49ftiS;
flue Virginia twist, 70(sj75; medium Virginia twist
and fig, [email protected]#S; medium vlrglula poundsand 11-inch.
50&52 ; medium Vlrglula navy, 454018; medium
bright Virginia 4's and It's, 46(?50; Louisville ma
hogany navy, [email protected]?2; Louisville black 4's and Jo's, 48
Leaf Tobacco?There Is no Improvement to note
In the quality of theofferlngs nor change In the buy
ing constituency of the market.
We revise quotations, and, at the decline above
mentioned, the market has a steady tone:
Liy/U. Ihaty.
Lugs, common $ fl WW 6 25 $ 6 oujP e :5
l.ugs. good 6 75<$ 7 25 7 [email protected] 7 53
Leal", common 7 78 50 8 25W 8 7b
Leaf, medium 9 [email protected] t*0 9 ztfyio 60
Leaf, good to flno 10 Scy/U 03 11 ooftu 00
Bright wrappers, me
dium .' 15 [email protected] oo .
Bright wrappers, good
and fine to choice 22 [email protected] 00 [email protected] .
Lugs, common $ 7 [email protected]$ 7 so ....? ..
Lugs, good 7 7&0 8 60 [email protected] ?
Lugs, extra colory........ 9 ooft 12 oo
Leaf, common 9 voft 12 00
Leal", medium # II oo .,
Leaf, good. . 11 6oft 13 oo ...M
Leaf,choice 18 [email protected] 25 vO .,
March 24.?We quote,fl loo lbs.: Factory 1m
I $5,704*5.20; Inferior and light weights. 93(&$*.
i planters' lugs, tf?.270??7.v5; cominon leaf, $7,2fta'*<:
medium leaf, $*.2540*10; good and cotory leaf, $ii>.50
QftOf colory and bright wrappers, $26&$26.
March jo.?Tbbaceo.?Comparison of Inspection
cf hogsheads, tierces, and boxes, and receipt# ot
loose tobacco this week with last, show a decrease In
hogsheads and tierces of 15. a decrease in boxe3 of
7, and a decrease in loose of 05,400. Market doll and
prices rather lower for common tobacco l
Lug*?Common shipping., $5 [email protected] to so
Got hi shipping. 8 50$ 7 W
Fine shipping ^ soft s to
toinmou working....... ?6<*0;7OO
Good working 7 goft 8 so
Flue working 0 ooft la 00
Common smoking % soft 10 00
Good smoking 10 ooft is 00
Floe smoking IS ocft 35 Mi
Loaf? Common shipping $ 004^ 9 *1'
Good shipping Oocft 10 0?
hine shipping. to 00& 13 00
Common working Iw 9 00
Good working ?<*?nco
Hoe working... it 00$ is oo
Common smoking.... iao?? it 00
Good smoking unft 18 00
Fine smoking... 20 coetf Woo
Common wrappers. it 14 on
Good wrappers U ooft IS 00
Fine wrappers 23 wft 13 00
Fancy wrappers 83 ooft to 60
March 2o^-SplrtU Turpentine Sales of 100
, casks at 61 cuts, and 221 at 63 cents fl gallon tor
I southern packages?on advance of 1 cent on last
U&tin?Jisles of 126 barrels at $3.79 fur strained.
Siarket quU-t and steady.
? (brude Turpentine*?eWes of 621 barrels at $4
[ for virgin and yellow-dip, and $2.15 fur hard. Market
' steady.
7Wr.~KUesof 750 barrels at #2.7J? barreL Market
quiet and steady. - ,<c-i
Timber*- Sale* IS rafts, as rot lows: J prime mill
| I fair mill at tlf/.ti; l fair mill at and ja at
for coiurooii river Umber. -
?Sale* of 22 liale# as follotw; 8 at 17, ?
at >71v. nn4 13 at ISv. per ft. Market quiet at tl'e
March Jtk?Kucelpu of graltAi&Iii Mads arc
light, aad the market la very dull, rc*i wheel
belling at $L7.?, # .-9. and $180 IWr good to prio.e
samples, with offerings Of hot m bu.'fceU of all
both at 120. 2? oUUcr doing lu rye tor ooMr.
| *u*cn 2*~man
i?The mart
dT Tr
mum**. Th* receipts were 2Ml festal
, aJlL
I Ejgn?Market neatly. and in denn cd; ?fe? j
I Awe. * . - ? ?. *??
Ayf-Sato of blacker^ a* ?1 3j, ..,. ,;?
THB3BW yoRK"l^ACCOJ^^/*)a?ca ^
in active fttlk tot I
!&*&? week p&sma in which so *
(transactions Is exhibited; and thl
LpnHcsMe to other commercial I
It-he particular one which- U?i*
Ireprocnt. ? The spring, for
Ibopos.** has come, and With ft I
I warmer alr*,bdt kCDI frado Ui
lis WBoontoiii accurately pronounce.^
lceivcarui admit the faci. From eve
Istnje report of sluggish business a _
Inouoccd, and many and various are i
Mors offered in the vain effort to
]itat<?ment of meatuses that have v
producing, this abnormal condition ?
Of Virginia tobacco ?ale* are
I titles foFtither purpose. Tfttw'sT a
inyJerate one?for Hue, rich goods- of color, bet
-bese arc not in full su*i^Y,5orUt w<mM*em hrom
e titer Uk<"
, *11 accounts to date, are they likely to bf. ,Mcr Inn
the inquiry Is active than it might weal be in
view of the reasonable rate* at widen they cm ?f
Jfati vfacfured.?Tte Cavendish market la t
HL ffkaf:
, previously reported, no newftatarelmhlg pre
sented or l*en presented during1 the week.
There lias been a moderate call for the usual assort*
,'ncots for comwnpUon, but we bare peaKT of no- ?
thins of Importance in connection with the shipping
Interest. : - -
Smoking The opening of iuvigatfOB*At>o?i<l
voon liejrin to caert a whefcynme Influence trpon this
and other bramhoe of trade. although as yet no Im
provement traceable to UUs scarce i? pwrocpWWd
here or elsewhere. -- ?
Favorite brands are in steady though hot active
request, and there Is a moderate demand for mixed
is-ortmcnta and varieties f>r both city and coots try
trade: and this is about all dealers lave to submit
In answer to inquiries regarding the state of the
market. ? .. . ;
By Tel?ifrapli. :rfj; j
New Yoke, March 27.?cottonsteady; sales, mm
I* quiet and
bates: up'ands, I8fc ; Orleans. IPC. FloW* quid
steady. Whiskey, 82c. Wheat firm; buyers and
?"illers 2<&3c. apart; red winter western, gl.70?
i.?7|. <orn firmer. Klco quiet and steady. To**
very strong at tfis.aigjttuw. Lard firmer and tn
good demand for future doll very. Turpectiae active
.it sic. ilo infirm. Tallow aud freights quiet.
Balttmoitk, March 27?Flour quiet and steady.
Wheat quiet but firm. Bye, x<Kj5*>e. :Oom firm.
Provisions decidedly firmer and active. ;ideas pork,
*16.2-'.? jtiw.so. Bulk meats active and higher. Bacon
active and firm; shoulders, 7c.; rib-sides, 8tc. Lard,
Whiskey firmer, 90i?)?2c.
Cincinnati, March 27?Flour dull and low*r*
lorn QUlct at [email protected] Provisions stroj? and aettre.
'ork In doinand at $13.50, but heldt Wgheft |j?rd
inlet hut Arm. Bacon firmer; shouldcra, m>, ei?r
ib-Mdwi held at ?Jc.; clear sides, 6|c., held at NC.
Vhlskcy, t>9c.
Louisville, March 87.?Flour Quiet,
;oangrU. Corn active at [email protected] ^-k held at
|[email protected]$t8, Bacon sold at ???. for vbOuldM*, ?1?
tic. for clear rib-sldua, [email protected] for <dear ?lde^_ 8u
rar-curcd hams 13K$UC..; plain, lfic.?
Ul Lioai iiiTMUVUf ?Tair ?u.ntail
mrcd bams U|@wc;..: plain* WJCm P??*
I, *[email protected]|c. in tierces, ot^ioc. f?r
team: small order lota, I(& Jc. higher. Whiskey
for steam; e>nw
held at 8?#87c.
St. Louis, March 87.?Floor <
Corn steady. Whiskey dull a
8l3.5-'<?i*is.*??. Bacon steady
Lard held higher, io.
Baltimore, March 27.?Cattle more active and
-"one., to-day*
'?ic ; receipts, 073 head; sales, s?a ncau. nuga??v.
higher and In good.demand: pens bore at close and
prices tending upward; still-red, [email protected]; corn-fed,
' J ? *??1 ^i">"n?In llvlitmn.
Galvestox, March 27.?Cott>n unsettled: good
'^''iuary, use.; net receipts, 308. lodes; exports,
M20 hal?-8 , sales, soo hales; stock, 63,730 bales,
Memphis, March 37?Cotton firmer at iJifiilolc.:
receipts, 818 bales; shipments, 073 bales; stock, 48,Ta
J-* ^-s:#L ^
01Nomfolk, March 37?Cotton qiitot; tow mid
dling*, life.: receipts. 1,415 fales; exports, l,b?2
bales; sales- 3 J bales j Htock, 7.838 tales.
Baltimohk, March 27 ?Coltoufimer,,?"*"*"*?7'
ia|c.; receipts. 2i5 bales; exnorts.128 hales, sales,
331 hales; stock, 9,612 bales.
1)1 OSU9, BWCH. ?^>u 'WW' ?
SAVAXXAH, March 27.?Cotton quiet: middlings,
tije.; receipts, l,3.a 'ales; exports,lot balw. ??de?.
BMlales; slock, 4X,620 hdles.
New uuleans. March 27.?Cotton in modcralft
demand; middlings, luc.; net receipts, l,W bote*.
Charleston, March 27.?Cotton steanj, miu
dlings, i8|@l>Jc;;.receipts, 433 bales; exports, too
bale i; Hales, 500 bales; stock, 30.072 bales.
Modilf, March 27?Cotton quiet, middlings,
pjc.; receipts, 157 bales: exports, 333 txdea; sales,
loo hales; block, 37,747 bales.
un rJsc<> 6:51) Muon rials...... 8:19
un ts 8:00i High tide 4:50
1'OBTjOF RICHMOND, MAliCH 37,1171. .
Steamer Eliza Ilancox, Gilford, Norfolk, w
hanrflse a nd passenger*. L, B.JTatum.jjtruL. Tbi s
-hanrflse and passenger*. t. B. Tatum. sgrnL. This
steamer has taken the place of the John Sylvester,
which is undergoing repairs. * *
Steamship Old Dominion. Walker, New York,
merchandise and passengers. John W. Wyatt, agent.
Steamer J..S. Green, Carr, Philadelphia, mcr?
clianifise and passengers, IV. P. Porter,
s-T, VA., March 27^-Arrtved,Norr?tlan
rare vans Rabat, from Liverpool, withi aalt forRich
mond. Also, schooner Alice Curtis, for Richmond,
New YonK, Blarcb 27.-Arrlved, steam?? MWbIs
slppiand Columbia. ... ?
hark Vauakabat
TAX-PAY EES.?For sale, COU
dues to the state.
mh 24-1 m No. 1014 Matot rtreet.
Kj :
mh?2-^ra<!V<:UU, tH|t*cun
UST RECEIVED, a full line of ,
fancy baskets, -?; J '
CLOTHBS-H AMPEK8, 0'::j J. t ?.?
mh 24 4?Brocmi?feot,
My assortment of goods Is now large aad com
pete, cf the newest etvles and best qualities, aod I
respectfully call t3>? attention of the puMJo to Hm
same <b>Uh wholcatde and retail dealer*), and invite
an examination of tfce styles and price* beforo per
chasing elsewhere. Akmy
oieuia gbe oc Inereaseo Xiciufl
goods at the lowest rates, I am deici-mhMcl out to
undersold iu this or any other market
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