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VOL. XLV. RICHMOND. VA.. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10. 1873. ' ' ? NO. 115. * v iiii*) '5o .'iiiiS ? fio hi ;??; it 71I THE DISPATCH. BY COWARDIN & ELLYSONT. CASH?WVAKUW.Y IN ADVANCK. iv n\U.Y MsrATCU Is delivered tAJinb . ?t > i i'tkkn ? kvts per week. paynMo to the . klv. Mnllod hi ** i>or annum : for six V i'i? ? :;.o tvr month for a shorter period. The' SKWI WKKKl.Y- DISPATCH at *3 per an , , r or *1-V? for six months. The WEEKLY DISPATCH at *: I>hr annum. TliS ClKflLATTON OF THE DIS i \Ti It 1* LVKf.Ktt THAN TllK COMBINED i ;i:? l 'CATION OF AM. THE OTHKR DAILY n i w -r vrrn< of the city. V( )N DAY NOVEMBER 10. 1873. l.OTAL MATTERS. \ < :r, >.xR Broken- Into and the Pastor's ^ x it vsr.KRKn.?On Saturday morning V. \;.'T. ot' tin* Second Baptist church, ' ? into the church to prepare it for Sun V. "noticed that things were not as he had ? Cu re.. Tpon looking lor his hatchet to: , ore-ome kindling-wood, it could not he i.d. and While searching for it he discov . that -omc j>ersou had entered the basc ?..r;;t of the church through a window. ;Y.?i ing that some mischief bad been done, .v T.\ton went to the pasloi's study and y,;;nd tin- door had Imvii prized open with a ;. l;c? and many of Dr. Bitting's jxtpcrs y.;r si-altered about the floor. The thief] ..vooia iit the pis. w hich was still burn lirawn down the window-shade, and at ;* ioMire opened the desk-drawers and ' -\ tinm. Bitting, upon examination, found of his nooks and papers had been Among the latter was the manuscript .tore on ?? Solomon's Temple." It is d the scamp may yet he captured. \ ( ATiint.tr Cm'Rcn.?Bishop Gibbons ? : ed m Friday last from the town of < .epcr. w hich place he had visited with \ ew nf selecting a lot for the erection of v cher h. The Bishop preached in the yy., hdl on WYduesday to.quite a large ? erin" of people from the surrounding ? -trv ~ the countv judge adjourning his to ?-nablc those in attendance to be; - s'jav-^ceooi. l*MON.?At a meeting of ?1 -? d 'n-ct tv of the Young Men's Christian \ -i.t i ifinr..* held ??n Friday last, it was do ? ? ?!!.<: in*, ite all the superintendents iv-'l:ooN attached to the evangeli r;: clitircries in this city and Manchester to ! at the rooms of the Association at 0 y. iuckon Tuesday evening to consider the ?proprietv o: forming a Sunday-school union. -rt;;ot> Accident.?As Frank Myers, a (..ired lad. was driving a loaded cart to the . donee of Mr. Hudgii.s. in Henrico conn jv on Friday night, one of the wheels 1";, i- k a root in the road, which caused the ,i i to fall from the top of the load, the -.wheel passing over his right leg, frac - i,j it a: "the auile-.ioiut. Dr. Trent was W-ni i"f. and rendered the necessary surgi .assislaiiCO. < UANCEKY Coi'RT OF RICHMOND.?TllC fol-] a :n_' cast - wens disposed of Saturday: . _~ r ,v Sands vs. Madigan, xYe. The , decree having been satisfied, the .x > removed from the docket. k?. Ac., rs. Turner. Decree refer-] i. uHe to u commissioner for inquiry audit port. , t. HwnU.g. etc., is. Richardson, Ac. D r?-iVrrtng cause to a commissioner in.juirv and report. -? Itallcr" Ac., rs. chaffer, Ac. Decree rring cause to a commissioner for in ..Tii v and report. i-Vulkakr. rs. PficflVr, Ac. Demand of de saitstied and cause dismissed at ' lY.kY gtuirdiuu rs. Becks, Ac. Decree < . tinnim: report of eotntnis-ioner and di a >:tk of the property in Hie bill and J pi-i.M-fediug- mentioned. lb-Hand. Ac.. rs. Ferguson, Ac. Decree Living and continuing sale of pro|>erty Hie hill and proceedings mentioned. Wilkinson rs. Wilkinson, &c. Decree dis ti outing the fund ou hand. .Mm Lindsey rs. CorkeryA* Millward, Ac. 1' ????? dismissing plaintiff's bill with costs, in av 'fdance with opinion of the court ???(>!ore delivered. e .-rkerv & Millward cs. McGuire, Ac. 1 xxftting aside restraining order liere mad-, and making dual disposition of] the ease. Harris.m. Ac., rs. Ca?kie, Ac. Decree con firn.ing and approving report of cominis- : and making a partial distribution of the fund. ^ Angle, Ac., rs. Griflin. Ac. Decree fori acaiust (^ritlitrs administrator and Grif ip. -ru-tce. to show ixiuse, on the ISth of No v-miK-r. 1873, why they shall not be attached t r di-oheyiug decree of October 10, 1873, t'.i.Jered in this cause. M.utrv, A<'.. rs. McGruder, Ac. Final de cir approving and continuing report of cjiniuissioner as to collection and dispost ti.?:i -.t the fund, and directing a deed to the purchaser. Hustings Court.?'This court was not in ?.-ion on Saturday. It meets again tbi,s uimuing. _____________ At the Police Court on Saturday Bos Mer.v A Brother were fined 82, and Colonel ilobson (two cases) $4, for last driving by their drivers. David Gardiner (negro) was fined *1 for sn a?ault uj-on John Johuson (negro). I he New Link of Steamers between New Y,>::u asd Richmond.?It was announced iD t :;<? I>i.<}>dtdi some time ago tbat a company been formed under the name of " The l.orillard Steamship Company,'* and that a l> v. line of communication "between New Yiek. Norfolk, the regular landings, on James i :wr, and this city would soou be established. W <? ate pleased to state that the company has perfected all arrangements, uud one of its -?earners (the Twilight), as will be seen by Meivuce to the advertisement published in ? ehcrcolumn, will leave every Tuesday, T : .xl iv. and Saturday at half-past 7 A. M. ? :?>:!! Watson's wharf, making close couuec t on at Norfolk with the splendid steamers Mediator and Regulator. T.i?* Twiiii-ht, we are informed, is a large ' : I v.-ry fboat of light draught. She will t livinht lor all regular landings oil the livt-i". H,t i>a->euger accommodations are i .mplrte in every resjieet. The .Mediator .? i!? i Itegiiator: which are to run between \? w York' and Norfolk, are first-class new of line curryiugeupacity and very fast. 'I !:? -<? tw<> !:>?-named steamers will take no -imer-. d -voting their entire space to < .-habit- goods, truck, etc. J !;?? aaerit ot the company in this city is Mr. John W. Wyatt, lor many years con iiccted with tiie Uld Dominion line, lie is a >oi:ng man of great business tact, and of oM'i.-n- a<; -oain'ance among our mercan tile community. ill- popularity, we have doubt, will add greatly to the patronage of ! he iM-w line. .Mi'. Wyat* iju- opened an otlice at the < ot i, i (.j Main and Fourteenth streets for the t-'onveuience of our husiuess men. Fjoikes rouKtCTEi).?The official vote for Judge Ouid in the city was (JJiSS, and not as heretofore reported. The mistake <? 'eurred at the Citv Hull. Anotiiek Convict.?John II. Mullory was ? tc-ivcd at the penitentiary on Saturday to -ei \ <? a term of one year for a burglary committed in Gloucester count v. ('< >imissioNhK of Deeds.?The Governor h?-> appointed 31 r. Henry Phillips, Jr., a ? ommi-.-ioner of deeds for Virginia to reside in Philadelphia. Cotton iKoM the South.?Seventy car loads of cotton?nineteen hundred bales? have arrived here from Atlanta, Ga., en route b>r the North. The train left Atlanta on the f.ih. State Convention of Disciples.' annual mf.ktikci. ?? ? THIRD DAT. Pursuant to adjournment the Convention mot sit 9 o clock. An hour was spent in re ligious exercises. At 10 o'clock President Pendleton took the chair and called the Con vention to order. On motion of Mr. John B. Cary Rev. J. L, M. Curry, JL). 1).,- Rev. Mr. Ilutsou, and Rev. Mr. Butler wore extended the cour tesies of tlie Convention. On motion ot' Air. Cary the same courtesies were also extended to other ministers who shall see fit to attend. COMMITTEE RETORTS. Elder L. A. Cutter, from the State Board of Missions, to whom was recommitted the report of the funds raised by the Board, read several corrections; which wercapproved bv the Convention. The report shows that un der the Louisville plan the sum of $5,200 was appropriated to the cistricts as follows: Piedmont, $1,000: Tide-Water, $I,ft(>0; Southeastern, $500; South Piedmont, $400; Southwestern, $1,^00: Valley, $500. The following: amounts were raised: Pied moid, $1,007.35; Tide-Water. $1,059.30; Southeastern,$512; South Piedmont,$100.50; Valley, $!W; Southeast$1,582.75. The number of additions under the mis sionary (ffbrt of the Board is 750. This does not include accessions to churches under the labors of the local preachers. In concluding their report the Board take the liberty of suggesting that while they deem it important to build up and take care of all the churches, at the same time they feel that there are certain points to which they should send tried, prudent, and expe rienced laborers. ?Elder C. Bullard presented the following resolution: "Resolved, That, in harmony with the re port of the corresponding secretary, which has beeu unanimously adopted by this Con vention, the State Board be instructed to concentrate its resources upon a few of j the many important commercial and intel lectual centres of this State." The subject was verv warmlv discussed by Elders L. A. Cutler, R. Y. Henley; W. C. Dawson, New York; A. N. Gilbert, Balti more; ?J. W. McGarvey, Kentucky; C. C. hoote, Maine; Dr. S. S. Henley, King and Queen county; Mr. John B. Oary, Rich mond; R. L. Henley, King Wiliiam; Elder Reuben Lindsay Coleman, Albemarle ; Pre sident W. K. Pendleton, of Bethany Col lege. The following substitute for the resolu tion was offered by Mr. John B. Cary aud unanimously adopted by the Convention: "Resolved. That, in harmony with the sug gestion of tl, ? rej>ort of the State Board and corresponding secretary, the Board be in structed to piu - lore attention to the educa tional and cowl. cial centres of our State.'' SPECIAL u.TER OK TUK PAY. At 12 M. President W. K. Pendleton ad dressed the Convention in the interest of Bethany College. Duriug the very interesting address de livered by President Pendleton Dr. Robert Power, of Yorktown, Va., presided. At the conclusion of the address Air. John B. Cary, of Richmond, presented the follow ing resolution : "Resolved, That we have listened with pro found interest and profit to the very able addros of President Pendleton in behalf of the claims of Bethany College; that we gratefully recoguize the great services she has rendered to the cause of Christian edu cation, and hereby pledge ourselves to con tribute in proportion to our ability to the complete endowment of at least one ch air in that institution to be known as the Virginia Professorship; and that we cordially recom mend to the brotherhood any agent whom the authorities of the institution may ap point to facilitate the accomplishment of this purpose." The resolutions, after being discussed, were unanimously adopted. On motion of Air. Henley, it was ordered that a committee of three be appointed to nominate a corresponding secretary for the State. Mr. Cary moved that the nomination, be made by the Board. The amendment was agreed to, and the resolution, as amended, was adopted. SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. Mr. Tyler, from the Committee 011 Sun day Schools, asked until the afternoon to complete hsreport; after which the Conven tion adjourned, with prayer by Kev. K. Y. Iienley. Afternoon Session. The Convention reassembled at 4 o'clock, President Pendleton in the chair. Prayer by Elder Z. P. Richardson. The report on Building Fund was taken up, and after being discussed by L. W. Cave, It. L. Coleman, J. W. McGarvey, and L. A. Cutler, was adopted. The report states that a building fund is greatly needed, and recommends as the best plan for the accomplishment of the object that a society be formed, to be known as the Virginia Christian Building-Fund; that said society have a board of directors, president, secretary and treasurer; tbut branch socie ties be formed in each district of the State, and that members be received upon tbe pay ment of 50 cents each, and 25 cents monthly. I The amount collected to be sent by the trea j surer of each church to tbe treasurer for the j State, to be used by tbe Board In aiding con gregations in building bouses of worship. Tbe following resolution, offered by Elder R. Y. Henley, was adopted: 1 " Resclveil, That we, the Disciples in 1 Convention assembled, hereby declare it as our deliberate conviction that tbe churches in Virginia should raise tbe sum of tive thousand dollars, to be expended solely for missionary purposes under the general plan ot missions." THE COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY-SCHOOLS reported that as no authentic statements as to what had been done in the Sunday-school department had been received by them, thev were not able to make a satisfactory re port. They made the following recom mendations; which were adopted : 1. That one day at each District Conven tion and each State Convention be devoted to the interests of the Sunday-school work. 2. That the churches of each district be requested to send to the District Convention statistical reports of their Sunday school? these reports to include the following items : 1. Number of officers and teachers in the Sunday-school. 2. Number of scholars, 3. Number of conversions from the Sunday school, i- Whatever else maybe regarded as of iuterst to tbe brotherhood. 3. That the district secretaries report to this committee before tbe annual meeting of the .State Convention, so that they may pre pare a report to present to the State Conven tion. 4. That our preaching brethren, and espe cially our evangelists, be requested to pay more attention to the Sunday-school work among our churches. Elder Joseph Z. Tyler offered a resolution requesting Elder J. L. T.IIollaud to furnish a-copy of bis introductory discourse before the Convention for publication in the Chris tian Examiner. Adopted. The following committee was appointed to select pi ice uud time for the pext meeting of the Convention: D. A. Snow, K. Y. Hen ley, and It. M. Kent. Elder Joseph Z. Tyler offered tbe follow ing resolution ; which was adopted : "liesolced, That wc return our thanks to the Baptist churches of the city that have so kindly offered us the use of their pulpits ; to the city papers tor their full and accurate reports of our proceedings; and to the rail roads for favors shown delegates to the Con vention." On motion of Elder A. B. Chandler, it was decided to devote the first day of the next uunual meeting to tbe Sunday-school cause. The followiug resolution, offered by El der Peter A ins lie, was adopted: ^liesolttd^ That the thanks of the Con vention he returned to the member* of the Seventh-Strcct Christian eburch and the clti-1 zeua of Richmond generally for the hospi tality with which they have entertained the delegates and visitors to the Convention." On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at the clone of the discourse at night. Benedictiou by Elder T. D. Power. " Night Nemion. On Saturday night Elder C. C. FoOte, of I Maine, addressed a large congregation In the mnin audience-room of the .Seventh-Street Christian church. His text was from I. Peter y., 7: " Unto you, therefore, which believe, he Is precious; but unto them which be disobedient, the stcne which the builders disallowed, the same is made the bead of the corner." The discourse was very able and eloquent, aud was listened to with marked attention and respect by those who were present. At the conclusion of the discourse the members of the Convention assembled in the lecture-room of the church, President Pendleton in the chair. ELECTION OF SECRET An Y. The committee appointed to nominate a secretary for the ensuing year presented the name of Elder L. A. Cutler, and the ques tion being put, he was unanimously elected. PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. Ths special committee appointed to select a place and time for the mee ng of the next annual Convention reported recomraeuding that Richmond be chosen as the place, aud the Thursday l>efore the second Bunday in November, at 11 A. 5J? as the time. On motion the report was amended so as fix the time at 94 A. M. instead of 11, and the report as amended was then adopted. DELEGATES APPOINTED. On motion of Air. John B. Carey it was ordered that delegates he appointed to at tend the next General Missionary Conven tion, to be held in Cincinnati in October next, and to invite that body to hold its next session in Richmond. Alter some discussion on this subject, four delegates were appointed, as follows: Messrs. John B. Cary, Joseph Z. Tyler, W. H. Clemmitt, G. B. Stacy?alf of Richmond. BUILDING-FUND SOCIETY. Ou motion of Elder L. W. Cave, the blank in the plan for the Christian Building-Fund Society was tilled with the following gentle men, who shall constitute the board of di rectors: V. W. Hundley, P. II. Cutler, J. L. T. Holland. Z. B. Ricbardsou, F. W. Jones. Uu motion, Mr. L. W. Cave was made chairman of the Board. "CHRISTIAN EXAMINER," Mr. W. F. Fox presented the following; which were unanimously adopted: Itcsoloed, That this Convention heartily o*/. iinends the Christian Examiner both in its iiiechauicai execution and its editorial management. " Hesolced, Tiiit is earnestly urged on the brethren of the otaie the necessity for their hearty cooperation and aid in sustain ing it and extending its circulation." On motion of Mr. Holland Messrs. Clem mitt, Dearborn, and Ainslie were appointed a committee to jirepare and have printed the minutes of this session. On motion of Mr. Cary Mr. Joseph Z. Tyler was appointed a delegate to the Illi nois and Cincinnati Conventions, and R. L. Coleman to the Pennsylvania State Conven tion. On motion of Mr. Cave Messrs. E. T. Powell, T. G. "Wallace, and F. D. Power were appointed delegates to the Christian Conieivuce which tneets iu Nansemond; Messrs. T. D. Quarles and F. D. Power were appoiuted delegates to the New York Convention; and Mr. Holland to the Mary land .state Convention. On motion ol Mr. L. A. Cutler, the Con vention, at 10:35, alter benediction, ad journed until the time of next meeting. Penitentiary Statistics.?Total number of prisoners ou hand October 1, 1873, 759? white men, 147; white women, 3; colored women, 03: colored men, 209. Number hired out: To Old Dominion Granite Works, 275: to Mason & lioge, 62. Received from October 1st to November 1st: White meu, 4; colored men, 10: colored women, 16. Recaptured: Colored man, 1?total, 23. Grand total, 782. Died, discharged, and escaped from Octo l>er 1 to November 1: Died iu prison: Colored men, 4; colored woman, 1. Dis charged: White men, 13; colored women, 4. Escaped : Colored men from Old Domin ion Granite Works, 2; from Mason Jfc Hoge, 5. Total, 30. Remaining in prison November 1st, 752:, At work in shoe shop, 74; coopers, 90; carpenters, 13: wheelwrights and black smiths, 16; broom-makers, 9; weavers, 9 ; hospital stewards, sick, &c., 30; cooks and gate-keepers, 30; old, iDfirin, one-leg, one arm, &c., 51; unemployed (but jobbers), 51; sent to Capitol Square, 12; women in weavers' shops 24; cooks aud washers, 14 ; sewers, 25; men at Old Dominion Granite Works, 254; hired to Mason & Hoge, 55. False Alarm.?The alarm of fire on Sat urday evening about 5 o'eiock was caused by the burning of a chimney in the west end. Personal.?General John B. Gordon, United States senator from Georgia, was in the city on Saturday. Retail Market Prices.?Tbe following carefully-corrected quotations are an exhibit of the retail prices of family supplies in this city : Meats, etc.?Beef?Porterhouse, 165 to 20c.; j sirloin, 16c.; roasting pieces, rib, 12$ to 165c.; roasting pieces, chuck, 12 to 13c.; round steak, 16c.; shoulder, 10c.; rump. 12$ to 15c.; corned, 10 to 12$e.; smoked. 20c.; tongues, fresh, 50c.; smoked, $1; shins, 10 to 30c.: calf beads, 15c. Veal?164 to 18c. for choice cutlets ; roasting pieces, 165c. Pork?Roast, 10 to 12c.; chops, 12$c.; middling, 12$c.; corned, 12$c.; smoked sau-1 sage, 12$c.; tripe, per pound, 10c. Mutton?Sirloin, 10 to 165c.; leg, 16}c.; shoulders, 154c.; breast, 15c.; rack, 12$c.; chops, 15 to,20c.; breast, 15c,; loin, 16$c.; shoulders, ll$c.; cutlets, ISc.; nick, 12 to l-$c. lliims?Canvased, 18 to 20c.; country cured, 22c.?scarce; sugar-cured, 19c. Pig's Feet?Per dozen, 60c. Sausage, 15c. per pound. Fish.?Smoked herrings, per dozen, 20a ; salt mackerel, each, 3 to 25c.; catfish, per bunch, 25c.; trout, 25 to 35c, per bunch; oysters, ?1 to ?1.50 per gallon?very fine. Vegetables.?Potatoes?Irish, per peck, 25c., per half-peck 15a; sweet potatoes, per half-peck 15c., per peck 25c.?market well supplied. Parsley, 1 to 2c.; herbs, per bunch, 1c.; onions, per quart, 10c.; cabbage, per head, 5 to 15c.; tomatoes, per quart 12$ to 15c., half-peck 35c.: horse-radish, per pound, 50c.; navy beans, 15c. per quart or 2 quarts for 25c.; butter-beans. 20 to 25a per quart; egg-plant, 8 to 15c. apiece or 4 for 25c.; corn?market very poorly supplied on Saturday; 30c. per dozen; turnips, 5c. pen bunch: parsnips, 6c. per bunch; hominy, 10c. per quart; carrots, 5c. per bunch. Fruits.?Apples, per peck, 15 to 45c.; dried apples, per pound, 5c.; peaches, per pound. 15 to 20c.: salsify, 5c. per buncli; chinka-; pins, 10c. per quart; chestnuts, 15c. per] quart. Butter and Dairy Products.?Butter? Choice mountain, 35 to 40c.; medium, 20 to 25c.; Goshen, 40 to 00c.; country, fresh, 40e. Sweet milk, per quart, 10c.; butter milk, 5c.; smeerkase, 10c. Cheese, prime, ,25c. Eggs, per dozen, 25c.?abundant. Poultry.?Chickens, per i>air, 75 to 90c., or three for ?1; per dozen, ?2.50 to ?5.50. Squabs, per pair, 25c. Ducks, ?1 to ?1.50 per pair. Dressed Foicls.?Turkeys?young goblers, ?1.75 to ?2.50; chickens, per pair, 80c. Game.?Wild ducks, 75c. per pair; wild geese, ?1 a piece or ?1.75 per pair; par tridges, 18 to 20c. a piece; robins, 12 to 15c. a piece; wild turkeys?very scarce; ?2.50 a piece; venison, 16$c? per pound. UNMAILADI-P. LETTERS IN THE RICHMOND Post-Office November 10.?General Walker, city; Mrs. Fannie K. Tdrpin, corner Grace aud Twenty-sixth, city : Mrs. Martliv Tay lor, west Franklin street, city ; " L," city; John Hulcher, Second between Duval and Baker, city; Wm. Gibson, Jr., city: W. A. Gnretb, northeast corner Fourth and Clay, citv. - Pocket Picked.?A colored roan by the nime of Jenkins, who is a shoemaker on Franklin near Fifteenth street, bad bis pocket picked on Friday night of ?30. Virginia Opera-Douse, as uow recon structed aud arranged, is really one of the cosiest little theatrcsin the country,and each member of the combination of specialists now exhibiting there is a star iu his or her par ticular line. The performances are quite popular with gentlemen, and a full house ?attended on Saturday night. Mr. McKee, in his r6le or the "Jersey Farming Man," was excellent. Miss Daly, the pretty songstress, was the favorite of the evening. Ling Look, in his egg and sword swallowing, aud ] the Man Serpent Yamadiyn, in his wonder ful contortions of body, astonished the peo P Carrie and Charles Austin exhibited per fect mastery of the Zouave drill and manual of arms. The managers have announced a reduction of prices, and 1 lie addition of Annie and Andy Hughes iu Irish sketches and jig dances, to the attractions for this week. Recitations by Henry Nichols.?Mr. IJenry Nichols, of Londou, a reader well known and popular in this city, will give recitations from eminent English and Ame rican authors on Thursday and Friday eve-! nings of this week, at the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association. The members of that Association who have paid their annual subscriptions can obtain their tickets by applying to the libra rian at the rooms of the Association. Richmond Pharmaceutical Association.? An adjourned meeting of the apothecaries aud druggists of the city will be held at the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Asso ciation this evening at 8 o'clock, when a draft of a constitution, by-laws, and code of ethics will be presented for adoption, andJ officers elected for the Richmond Pharma ceutical Association. Catawba's Peregrinations. ? Reserved seats may be secured at West & Johnston's for the Interesting lecture which is to be de livered at the Theatre to-night. Of course, the bouse will be crowded by those who want to hear of " Catawba's Peregrinations Around the World." Rnflcring among Unemployed Mechan ics and their families?A Sujjjjcstiou lor Relief. Editors Dispatch: There are numbers of very worthy men thrown out of emplo;. - ment recently, through the stagnation -d' trade, some of whose families are sufferng for the uecessaries of life. It will be worse as the winter draws near. Caunot some thing be done for thcui ? Let me suggest something, and ask your aid to give it pub licity, that the matter may be thought oyer, and result in some good: In a crisis like this such of us as are fortunate euongh to re tain employment should contribute as libe rally as possible to those who stand in need of assistance. . Good can be accomplished by organized effort; and I propose that the employed me chanics in each ward form " Shoulder-to Shoulder" clubs and contribute so much weekly or monthly to a common fund, to be placed in the hands of a reliable and trust worthy person, to be used m the purchase of provisions aud fuel to be distributed to those worthy of aid. As an earnest of my intention I leave my name with the editors of this paper (who know me) and promise to devote a portion of my salary to the object named, though I have a large family to take care of. In the mean time, will my brother mechanics think over the matter, and prob ablv fall on some better plan? Mechanic op Marshall >v ard. A W13E Selection.?Several months ago Mr. Burr, the secretary of the ^ irgmia Home Insurance Company, ot this city, was stricken down with paralysis, and has not as yet fully recovered. The management of the company necessarily fell upon Mr. B. C. Wberrv, Jr., the assistant secretary, a young man of strict integrity, known abili ty, and experience. Mr. Wherry managed the company with so much success that the directors, at a meeting held on the 9th of la*t monib, unanimously elected him secre tary ot the company. The writer of this has known Mr. Wherry from his boyhood, and takes real pleasure in being able to chronicle his many and amiable traits of character, and joins in with his mauv friends in wish in0, him a long life of usefulness. The stand in" and solid worth of the Virginia Home is a Mviu" monument to his ability as an expe rienced underwriter. At the same meeting the directors, not unmindful of Mr. Burr s past services to the company, and wishing toretain him with the company, elected him general agent.? The Insurance Adcocate. MA.MHJESTEB ITEMS, Public Schools.?The following scholars are on the roll of honor for the week ending j November 7th, at the Female High School Misses Nannie Snciling^Lula Reams, Susie Lovell, and Ada Nnnnally. The following received certificates of merit at the Male High School: William S. Campbell, D. B. Winfree, Jr., R. H. Winfree, A. W.Moody,Charles Sharp, E. S. Moody, B. E. Bransford, W. L. Walker, and John H. Ingram. The Wide-Awake Club. ? The Wide A wakes at their Just meeting resolved to con ! tinue their organization, and to tight at all times and under all circumstances under the white man's flag. A resolution of greetingto the great Con servative party of tbc State and nation on the victory just won was adopted. F ? They also declared in favor of the employ ment of none but white Conservatives by the town, and in favor of a r<U<scssment of property in the Lower Bowery. Toe Town Trustees.?A regular meeting was held Friday night, whena number of communications were received and referred. The Board declined to order a reassessment of property in the lower district. No other business of importance was transacted. Personal Notes.?Itev. D. B. Winfree has moved bis family to our town, and taken up his permanent residence. On his arrival be found his house neatly furnished and well provisioned, through the liberality of his congregation. Mr. J. E. Laprade, the new county sur veyor, is not, as has been stated, a resident of Powhatan county, nor was he a candidate for any position in that county at the late election. He is a registered voter in this county. Rev. ?J. H. Hammond, of the Meade Me morial church, is about to remove to Oregon. Our New Delegates.?The county clerk has granted a certificate of election to Soc rates Brooks and John W. Walke as dele gates from this county. In the election of Mr. Brooks the county secures the services of an able gentleman and rewards a faithful public officer. Appointment.?D. C. Bowman has been appointed ageut at Mauchesterstation, Rich mond and Danville railroad, vice W. C. Morton, transferred to Drake's Branch. Joseph Pbaup is agent atRocketts and the Granite Works. The County Clebk.?At the ensuing term of the County Couit Judge Cox will ap point a clerk to fill the unexpired term of N. H. Cog bill, deceased. Mr. M. A Cogbill }b the most prominently-mentioned candi date. Police Cocrt.?The amount collected from lines, sales of peese,'plunder, Sec., for the past month was SfrS. Court-House Square.?A stone flagging is being placed on the Court-House Square and its appearance greatly improved. The Courts.?The County Court meets to-day at 11 o'clock A. M., and the- Circuit! Court on Wednesday at the same hour. ; AlCTMN SALES THIS DAY. ??: On nil win of rr.nl estnte mad* between th* 1st of January and Mth of Jim* thr, taxes fir the pre- J sent year have to be paid bytht purchaser. On all sales made between the let of July and lust1 of the year the taxes have to be paid by the seller. GRUBB8 & WILLIAMS, 4l* P. M? brick dwell-1 Ing No. 024 north Eighth street, adjoining the City Spring. JAMES LYONS, trustee, lot of land, with a fine dwelling-home thereon, In the town of Bow ling Green. IIILL & GODDIN, 4 P. M., two beautiful brick tenements on the east line of Third between Main and Cary streets. At A. W. CAREER'S STABLES. 011 Ninth street between Main and Cary. 11 A. M., horse, bug gy, and harness. W. B. ItATCLlFFE, 1OJ* A. M.. groceries, Ac. THOMAS W. KEESEE, lOJi A. M.. at Mrs.ltoscoe ] It. Heath's, No. 9 west Franklin street, piano, furniture, &r. REDWOOD A CRENSHAW, 10 A. M., furniture, mattresses, bedding. Ac. Special Notice Whenever we recommend a | worthy object we feel a double satisfaction i First, i that of benefiting those who avail themselves of our suggestion; and second, that of having as-j slated a meritorious article. These remarks are suggested to us by noticing the advertisement of that truly wonderful medicine The Globe-J Flower Cough Syrup, which occurs in this is sue ; and iu referring to it, we most heartily recom mend It to those of our readers who are afflicted I with any kind of cough or lung alfectlon. Willi our most distinguished physicians and oldest citizens ihc merits of The Globe-Flower Syrup are as familiar as the late rebellion; and to all who ar? | needing n safe, pleasant, and most efficacious cough j medicine we would suggest that they use the GLOBE-FLOWER COUGII Syrup, which has borne tbousafcds of human beings?who were languishing under that terrible disease consumption, weak, hopeless, and despairing?out of the depths of despondency Into the paradise of health and cheer fulness. TlIE GROUT OF TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR Baptist clergymen of Virginia, photo graphed, aud In one magnificent picture, by the ] "Lee" Gallery, has never been surpassed, so far as my observation goes 1h this style of art. J. L. Burrows. Helmbold'S Buchu Is still In the zenith of its popularity. Notwithstanding the absence of Dr. Heimbold, the celebrated medicine is still manufac tured at the laboratory at Philadelphia, aud is sold iIV Hi n- !1 M- -'nTSists. it Is warranted for all d: ...:es Ui tlie kidneysaud urinary orguus. Beware of counterfeits. Genuine lias proprietor's private stamp. John F. Henry, New York, sole agent. Great Panic in* Trices of Fuel?Good piuc wood at 45 to 45.50 per cord. Oak wood from 46 to 46.50 per cord. West Virginia Spllut Coal, j suitable for grates, for 45.50 per load, at C. II. Page's, Nineteenth and Cary streets. Wk are pleased to see that the WOULD- I renowned "Lee" GAllery is producing thej enamelled and satin-finish pictures. Wall-Papkiis, Wall-Papers.-A11 the Latest stales of Wall-Papers, Decoratioua, &c., now In stock and constantly receiving. BOOTH, Sl'ENCE \& CO., Tenth street, between Main and Bank. Transfer Printing-Inks will copy clear and distinct for an indefinite period of time. Send your orders for work to be done In these inks to the Dis~ I patch Prlutlng-House. Without additional cost?the beautiful enamelled pictures at the "Lee" Galleby. Heavy merino undershirts at $1 each at [ E.B. SPEXCK A SON's. One dollar will buy a heavy merino ship.t moM E. B. Spexce A Son. Medicated red flannel shirts, warranted to cure rheumatism, for sale by E. B. Spence & Son. . All the new styles of scarfs and neck ties for sale by K. B. Spence A Son. COLLARS OF ALL THE NEW STYLES FOR SALE BY E. B. spence & Son. ? Pembroke white dress-shirts, warranted to fit, for sale by E. B. Spence A Son. Clothing at panic prices for sale b\ E. B. Spence & Son, for furnishing goods at panic prices call t E. B. Spence A Son. __ Transfer Printing-Inks?Invaluable to rail ad companies, steamshlp;companles, banks, mer jints, manufacturers, and others. They are en ding and changeless, and will copy sharp and ear for an Indefinite period of time. Having Just icelvcd a fresh suvply of Uiese inks, we are pre ired to execute orders promptly and at moderate Silk Hats, all grades, at P. Weisiger it C'O.'s. | 1201 Main street Ladies' Furs, a splendid assortment, at P. Weisigkr A CO.'s, 1201 aialu street. Fob the Toilet?D'Obsay Cologne and Capillina. ___________ Ladies should try D'Orsay Cologne* F BOOK^ STATIOXERY, Ac. OUR PREMIUMS. ' We find a case of RANDOLPH A ENGLISH'S containing some of the most perfect specimens of BLANK-BOOK BINDING and RULING we have ever seen."?Enquirer. " A Fine Set of Books?The Southern Fertiliz ing Compauy has had a fine set of account-books made by RANDOLPH A ENGLISH. They are not only very handsome, but are convenient and dura ble.'1? 11'A If/. If you wish GOOD BOOKS give early orders at 1318 Mat n street. no 0 Y"OLUME 9 AMERICAN REPORTS; BRIGHTLY'S ^FEDERAL DIGEST, 1739 to 1873, 2 volumes; and all the other new LAW and MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS, at 1318 Maiu sireet. oc 31-dAw RANDOLPH A ENGLISH. Beautiful pocket-cooks of Russia leather, calfskin, and morocco: Portable WRITING-DESKS of pairter macliie, rosewood, walnut, and mahogany ; POR1'FOLIOS of various styles; Ladles' WORK-BOXES in great variety ; GOLD PENS of " Levi Brown's," "Fairchllds's,1' and '? Mable Todd A Co.'s ": PIIOTOG R A PI IIC A LB UMS-a splendid stcck-at ali prices; Ladies' CARD-GASES of pearl, shell, and leather; INITIAL PAPER, NOTE PAPER, and ENVE LOPES of the latcstaud most fashionable styles; PAPER-FOLDEKS-pcarl, Ivory, Scotch-plaid, and other pretty styles; with other nice station ery. For sale by nod WUODHUUSE A PAR HAM. I JJARRISON, BRADFORD & CO.'S STEEL PENS. Special attention called to the well-known Nos., 50.1, 75, 23, 20, and 22. Factory, Mount Vernon. Office, 75 John street, New York. au fl-3m A CARD.?The PHOTOGRAPH GAL LERY opposite the post-office being no longer occupied by W G. K. Fruyser, he respectfully asks bis rortner patrons and the public who wish first* pictures, to wait a few days until he can re open on Broad street with all the latest and ap proved apparatus, and will make every sitting him W.O.B. FRATSER. B 00K AND JOB PKQrrrNG DONE AT THIS 0*HC1!> TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Discharge of Government Employees- I r [Special telegram to the Dispatch .J Portsmouth, November 8.-rTbe election ia oyer, and, as usual, comes the wholesale I discbarge1(of employes in the United States | savy-yard at Portsmouth, between two and three hundred being discharged this after noon, and tbe remaining force are to be worked at a reduced number of hours per day. DcatbefHn. It. F.. I?e. Wasswgton, November 8.?Intelligence has been received here of the death of Mrs. Lee, widow of General Robert E. Lee, at Lexington Va^ on Wednesday the otb Instant. She h?d been an invalid for some years, and tlae reem! death of her daughter bore heavily upon ber derliniDg strength. Mrs. Lee was the only daughter of G. W. P. Custis, Kiq? of Arlington, who was the youngest cbjfii of Jobs Parke Custis, a son of Mrs. Washington by her first husband and an aid-de-camp Co Genml Washington at the siege of Yorktown. Hn two youngest child ren, one of them the father of Mrs. Lee,were adopted by General! Washington. G. W. P. Custis was brought up at Mount Vernon, and remained a number of Washington's family until the d?Rh of Mrs. Washington in 1802, when be went to reside on the Ar lington estate near this city, which he bad inherited from his father, and where he had erected the mansion known as Arlington House. He was married in early life to Miss Mary Lee Fitzbugh, of Virginia, and left an only daughter, who became the wife of General Kobert E. Lee. The late Mrs. Lee was a lady of exemplary conduct and unas suming and gentle character. She was be tween sixty and seventy years of age at the time of her death. The Labor Crisis. CONTINUED DISCHARGES OF WORKINGHEN AND | REDUCTION OF TIME AND WAGES. New York, November 8.---Two hundred and thirty men were discharged this week from the lumber-yards in Greenpoint. One hundred laborers and one hun dred cabinet-makers were discharged at Long Island City. In Brooklyn four hundred men were dis charged from the city works and three bun- [ dred from the Pro9peet Park improvements. The Rubber-Comb Company, at College j Point, L. I., have reduced their time to four days per week. Tbey employ 600 men. Boston, November 8.?After a week's] careful consideration of the matter, the nail and iron manufacturers doing business in New England have decided to reduce the! wages of their employes ten per cent, the reduction to commence on the 1st of Decem ber. New York, November 8.?The strike of bricklayers and laborers continues, but without much success. There is a sufficient number of non-society men, who work at reduced rates, to meet the demands of I buihlers. T Three hundred and fifty laborers were to day discharged from the public works owiDgi to the appropriations being exhausted. Others are to be discharged next week. End of the Railroad Strike in Tennes see. Knoxville, November 8.?The strike on j the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad has ended by the submission of the men to the order of Vice-President Jacques reducing wages. The company will employ I as many of the men as the Interest of the company will justify. The strike was terminated through the intervention of the committee of merchants of Knoxville. The excitement lias entirely subsided. All trains are runniug regularly without inter ruption. The company moved to-day all' * * "* ^ ! 1 4 J tifnc tbe iiccumuluted freight, and traffic was resumed along the entire road from Bristol to Chattanooga. The sheriff served tbe balance of the I notices to-day on the Circuit Court'suit1 brought yesterday by tbe company against the strikers to answer fn February next, iu five hundred thousand dollars damages, for obstructing the business of the company by interference with trains and intimidating the company's workmen. The Knoxville and Ohio railroad also resumed all trains to-day A. A W. Spraffue. Providence, November 8.?All tbe gen-1 jmen designated as the board of trustees the late meeting of the Sprague creditors j ive consented to act. It is particularly re jested that every one holding obligations ' the said corporation of A.& W. Sprague, ' whatever name or nature, will forward at I ace his address to Rufus Waterman, of] rovidence, chairman of said b?>ard. ' ?.? The Cincinnati Clearing--Honac. Cincinnati, November 8.?The clearing- ] tuse committee of the banks of this city, to hom was entrusted the issuing of clearing >use certificates, have asked to be dis larged, as the certificates have all been re irned, laucelled, and destroyed by the immittee, and the securities received have ' een returned to those depositing them.! bis closes up the arrangement by which je banks have made common cause to check ? toov fha manaorptnPnt e panic. In every, way the mawge^t 3 pauii'i iu civ*; ^ w the affair has been a success, notwa bank re having failed, and only tbe sum of 50,000 of clearing-housecertificates having feu necessary to ride over the period : of iePaDic- - iu iftlaoo Wow York Items. ? New York, November 8.?The directors of the Union Trust Company had two hours' consultatlon to-day without result. The customs receipts to-day were ?219,000 and for the week91,396,000. The total imports for the week were $5,022,754, of which ?403,527 were merchan dise and ?1,009,229 dry goods. The sub-treasurer paid out ?235,000 gold coin to-day, and ?03,000 for called bonds. I A. D. Williams & Co. have been sus pended from the Stock Exchange for over drawing. ')?' The total specie shipments for the week were ?299,300, principally silver bars. The steamship City of Richmond, which a London dispatch announces as overdue, is i one of the largest vessels entering this port, I and is one of the latest additions to the in man fleet. She is remarkable alike Cor her [great size and completeness of her internal fittings. The agents of the Inman line in this city say that no anxiety need be felt concerning the safety of the vessel, as the i delay in her arrival is probably due to some , accident to her machinery. General Quesaduand several other C'ulmn.8, ; it is said, will take immediate steps to hold | a meeting in this city to express their iudig j nation at the recent execuitou of their friends in Havana. It is also said that Gene ral Aquileros will soon have in readiness six hundred men to lead into active service in Cuba. The bankruptcy of Kenyon Cox & Co. has been amicably settled. Daniel Drew was a member of the Arm. ^ Railroad CompmayOrfantaMl. Corpus Christi, November 8.?The Cor pus Chrfeti and Rio Grande Railroad Com pany has been organized here. Colonel Thomas II. Robb, formerly collector of cus toms at Savannah, is president. Heavy Robbery ot Gold. Salt Lake, November 8.?Evans Rogers and wife, upon their arrival here from the East, di.-covered that they had been robbed of ?7,700 in gold. < 1 Sir*. St. Louis, November 8.?James H. Thorn ton's iivery stables were burned last night. All the horses were saved. Loss, ?100,000; Insurance, $08,500. THE DISPATCH. ^ERMS OF ADVI?TI8II^:^^ CASH?tXVARZABLT I* ADVAHCB. f ' t' ' ' gj." f S One wjoare, three insertions 1 jg Qna square, six Insertions ... $ ?* One square, twelTe Insertions s m One square, una month......... ........ is M Oue square, two months It am Ono square, three mouths net WashioRtw Ilea*., Washington, November 8.?The Clvtt Serviee Board have fixed the 17th of Decem ber at Savannah for competitive examina tions for the southern district. Applications for this competition will be received at the proper departments^p to Peoember 5Uu Forms and Information mayjie obtained br addresstng E. 0. Graved, cliief exAmlhef. Washington. ^ It is understood that Governor Sean. Bard, of tbe Atlanta New Era. is a prominent can didate for the post-office of the House of Representatives, He bas assurances cf sup port from southern members and Is fovorca by many northern Republican*. ' Fnawalef Clfssrei; Selma. Ala., November 8.?The remain* of General W.J. Hardee reached this city this morning, and were met at the depot by a vast concourse of citizens. The stores were closed and business was suspended, and the whole people united in honoring the iiiuo trious dead. The remains were escorted by a long procession to his late residence. At 3 o'clock this evening the funeral service* took place, and another immense procession escorted the body to the church, which wan packed, and hundreds were in the streets who could not get in. The military, Fire Department, municipal authorities, bar, clergy, and people, all did honor to the memory of the illustrious dead, and the bells were tolled during the day. The funeral procession was the largest over witnessed in this State. It was not a for mality, but there was genuine grief in the demonstration. The General's old black war-borse 4?Sbilob," with empty saddle and bis old Confederate gray coat upon It, brought tears to the eyes of many a man who bad seen the loved form of the gallant dead on the fields of carnage and amid ther smoke of tattle. The burial ceremonies of the Episcopal Church were performed by the Rev. l)r. Clements. The India Waco, Texas, November 8.?Captain J. Elgin, from an extensive reconnoissonce on the frontier, reports ibo Indians bad as ever, Satanta remains on the reservat ion. Others, under the leadership of Big Tree^ are on the war path. _ " Yellow-Faver. Memphis, November 8.?Three yellow fever deaths up to noon to-day, and two from other causes. _ Alleged nail-Bobber A treated. Pittsburgh, Pa., November 8.?Charlea G. Henry, clerk of the post-office here, baa been arrested for robbing the mails. LATEST FOREIGN NEWS. ? England. . , . [ London*, November 8.?The withdrawal of $750,000 in specie from the Liverpool braneli Bank of Jtogland, for shipment to New York, caused an advance in the rate of discount yesterday, i - j The steamship City of Richmond, fronk New York for Liverpool, October 25tb, is several days overdue. Spain. Madbid, November 8.?President Castellar and Minister Sickles were in conference yes terday. Bayonne, November 8 .?Intelligence. ha? just been received here of a great victory by the Cariists over the Spanlah Government troops in a desperate flgtat near the town or Miranda del Arga, in the province of Na varre. The loss of the Republicans was very . great, Including among the killed Lteulen nnt-Genetal Prirao.de R&vena. General MorionCs was wounded and taken prisoner by the Royalists, with forty-one other offi cers of the Government army. < The Car-' lists also lost heavily. Among the wounded on their side was Genera] Olio, and other chiefs. ' France, o i> j * i-.. i Pabis, November 8.?The three bureaus of the Assembly which deferred the naming of their members of the committee on the prolongation of McMahon's powers until to day, reftssembled this morning and elected Count de Remusat, M. Leonsay, and M. La boulayle candidates of the Left...This give* ? the Republicans a majority of one in the committeee. The result has given rise to the most Intense excitement. . It is said that the Right, which, on the opening of . the Assembly, submitted the motion for tbe ten years' prolongation of McMahon's powers, bos offered as a compro mise to make the term five rears. M. Leonsay has consented to the postpone ment of the debate on bis Interpellation for a failure to order elections to fill vacancies in. , the1 Assembly. Germany* Bebliv, November 8.?Germany selU 20,000.000 thalcrs in disused silver to tbe United States. Cuba, OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION OF TH^ KUCCTtON OF? THE F1LIBC8THM. '? Havana, November 8.?The following I? a copy of the official dispatch confirming the execution of four of those captured on the steamer Virginia; u Santiago de Ccia, November 4.-2*0 his Excellency the Captain-General: At S o'clock this morning were shot in thb city, for being traitor* to their country and for being insurgent chiefs, the following per* sons styling ' themselves patriot Generals: Bernabe Yarooa alias Bambetts, general of division' Pedro Cespedes, coaunaudfng general of Cienfuegos; General Jesus del Soli and Brigadier-General Washington Ryan. The executions took place in the. presence of the entire corps of volunteers', the force of regular infantry, and saik>n? from the fleet.'. An Immense oonconrse oT"? people also witnessed the act*, The best of order prevailed. The prisoners met their death with composing ,7 L< ' [Signed] ;u) * fJ Btrtwiio." , u m '? ? REAL EMTATK AT PMfATE SALE. By W. Go^SriP^ '' ~rf~T Auctioneer ami Heal Est* to Agent, corner Eleventh and Bank BlneU:- , j VALUABLE LOT ON THE? V NORTH SIDE OF MAIN BETWEES SIXTIT AND SEVENTH STREETS, ADJOIN ING THE KAsTOKN TENEMENT UK TflK "ARLINGTON" HOUSE. FOR SALE.-! w authorized to sell, on reasonable terms, that very valuable LOT located as above, fronting *0)4 feet, running back 151 7-12 fret to an alloy. This is regarded as one amongst the most valu able loia n,w on the market. Apply to 1>IN. no 10-81 W. OODDfN. A uctloneer. For sale privately, three FIRST-CLASS DWELLINGS, with from itx to ten rooms and modern Wlin pro vein cuts, oa Shockoe Hill, located In a irood neighborhood. ALSO. - ? A lance BRICK STOKE on Main street between. Fifteenth and Slxueuth street*, kor tern, Ac., apply to COULLING & l'ENDLBTUN*. . Real Estate AgentsanJ Auctioneers.- ' no 10-6t corner Tenth aud Bauk stroaU. I?OR SALE PRIVATELY. SEVJBRAI* . NEW HOUSES, now renting from *10 U? 920 per moutii. I'rlce* from fSOO to tl .000;" Also, valuable unimproved property 4a aooUio callUes. Terms liberal. Apply to MOODY k ROYALL. .i Ileal Estate Agents and Auctioneers, office corner or Seventh and Hull streets, ocll t t -t . ?. Manchester,(\a. _ LIME AXD i'EMEyr. jTiE: limeTT^ 2,000 barrels of LIME dally expected by schoonec Louisa Crocket. For sale low by A. S. LEE. oc 17 No. 108 and 110 Virginia ataaafc. J^IMEl LIME I LIME! 900 barrels "INDIAN KOCK" LIME reccl*c4 this day. ? * ' t'oasunt receipt* FBKSII ffoaa kltofc _ __ For sale low. DIIXONVELLCTr A CO, Manufacturer*. UCJ Doc* UrwL. RICHMOND. Va? Augutt |? USb mi B 00 K AND JOB PRINTING SEATM* DONE AT TttW OEJUGB. ?-.r -