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- Friday, _3i_ly «S, 1864.
--:An Apology.
- Fok the last weeks our supply of pa
per has been co short aa t_ lay us under the
necessity of issuing a half sheet only. Having
received a small supply of paper, which has.been
proenrod at very heavy cost to us of money and
time', wo shall, unless not now anti
cipated occurs, next week issue a
size of the-paper of this week.* It has been
m a sOuroe-of deep l-egret to- us, that we were
compelled to ia_u«-» E&lf sheet, but hating been
*ut off from our paper supply, wo had to do
- that or suspoad. The papsr wa" have purchased
is rather smaller than that heretof.re used, but
_ua*_pge_ , -fpr a larger-lac, and we hope
"in-'ahite-- * * fe^*»w^
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CamQ-_nce__.«s-_ at Marth Wasla
■ ltttftoat.
The Com_i-o__*-__ut iEtaieiaes of Martha
Washington College, aaraa off aa last Thuraday
evening, and were attendad by a large audianee,
who seemed to be highly pleaaad. There was
hut one full graduate—Miss Joeie French, 0 f
Chattanooga, Tean. Miss Jul_*. A Thomas qt
Abingdon, graduated in Mathematics, and' Miss
Ellen W. Preston, of Sullivaa eoontjs Term., in
Moral Philosophy. Mire Thomas delivered the
Salutatory, cud Bli_s_ t French. the Valedietary
Addresses. 11-Addition t© these, five young la
dies, viz,.-—Misses Talley, Dunn, Barker, Pres
ton and Davis, read Essays. The whole pro
ceedings were accompanied with excellent music,
and everything went off well. We Would revjew
the exercises, but as a friend has written along
and graphic .onrmentj we desist.
The next term will commence abont the 16th
cf August—terms as heretofore.
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The Government has authorized its a
- gents to pay -ynchburg,prices (which Is $3.)
- per bushel) for all wheat delivered during the
month of July. This is unequal-and unjust
discrimination. There can,be no valid reason
given why a mechanic should be detailed to
work for .S4O per month and hi* rations—which
is less than the old rates when the yaloe of fhe
pay is considered—-while the farmer detailed to
raise grain is to be paid thirty prices for his
lab.r. The thing is aU wrong, ahd will operate
powerfully in the depreciation of onr currency.
We understand that agents are limitedJLn their
• purchases to the local wants of tbjg*?-» _ __nrt
m-fit_. . .^S_H
'-, : - -r-—--i -11 if.""*!*" T T| '* '—■*«■—■?- -■"■; ■"—•*--''
' J-®*" are still limited to but two. mails per
week, and we learn that it will be a month or
six weeks yet before the Little Otter Bridge will
be ready for the trains to cross. As.this is now
the only obs-fuotion, we would have close con
nection at once, but for the fact that the Co.
have but two or three engines this side of the
bridge, and these somewhat dilapidated.
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S-Sf* A portion of Morgan's men have been
rusticating for a week or two past* in Johnson
cou_ty, r Tenn. Th_<rhave operated so_ne;li..le
upon bushwnaekers and disloyal men, to-whom
they are ■ a great terror. We trust the loyal
citizens will beljenofitted by the visit.
A Proposition.'
Mr. Wm. Arnold, of this, county, pi'oposes to
be one of fifty persons, to give a bolt of not
less than 30 yards of cotton cloth, to th? fami
lies of soldiers. He authorizes us to say that
the scarcity of cloth nee-d be no excuse, as he
furnish persgns with* the article upon more
moderate terms than they can purchase else
where. "• . -
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i fi__f° We have the riimor, and it seems to be
pretty well authenticated;" that Gen. Joseph E.
__h_ston has been relieved, and General Hood
placed in command of the Army of Tennessee.
iris said Gen. Johnston was"relie#d at his own
request. This, if true,' is a■ .great misfortune,
and the service will sufFer immensely by it. We
can't understand how Hoo.d'c«fn take command
over "Hardee? Cheatham, _C, who rank him.
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We are indebted to 'an -Officer in Gen.
-Morgan's command whose- name we-*were not
fortunate en< ugh to get, for late Cincinnati pa
pers. They contain many items of interest
which we shall cull for our next issue- as. they
were received too late, for this.
In the' announcement of Distinctions at
the late commencement of Martlfa Washington
Gollege, the following were unihteritio_.ally
omitted. Miss Ellen W. Preston, Distinction on
Conduct: Miss Henretta M. Dunn, pn Algebra
- and Conduct, Miss ,Jcnni_ M. Barker, on Con
For the Virginian.
Beport of the Committee o£ Examina
tion for _C Washington Collegre- *
AniSGOos, July 14th, "1864.
The undersigned, a committer of examination
for Martha Washington * College, having per
formed the piej_ang duty to which they have
been invited*by the-courtesy of' the Principal,
Rev. Wtn. A Harris, take great- pleasure in
submitting their report.
In the examinations which t%ey have conduct
ed, they have sought to test thoroughly the
kuowlcdge of the students, upon their various
studies; and it is with the highest pleasure that
they report th.it, with but a few exceptions,
they have evince !h training and preparation
which reflect the highest credit upon them
selves and their te>.iiera.
The course of the ex'nnination embraced the
primary studies, Geography, Grammar, the
higher and lower branches of Arithmetic, Na
tural Philosophy, Mathematics, including Geom
etry-and Plane Trigonometry, Moral Soience,.
Rhetoric, Belie Lett res and History. In all of
that*- %-*neb»s, ths students k_v« aoauittad.
themselves*with _re_.it, "and in the lug-by
branches, of Mathematics, __atura_..
•Jfofiil Science aad I.het .Vie, .ome of then, have
exhibited a proficiency worthy of the highest
commendation.* *
But one of the students; Miss J! French, _ire
scntcd*her-elf "befoise- the counntttee as a candi
date for full graduation-. "It is but just to her
-ancttbe institirtiou to say, she has given
evidence of a proficiency upon the various
branches upon which she was? examined, which*
reflects honor upon herself and the institution,
and mark? her as an ornament to thfe sofjiety.n
which she le destined to move.. Two others,
Miss J. A. T_.o__o_ and Miss E. W. Preston,
presented "th-ms-lves. for graduation in the
schools of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy
respectively, and gave satisfactory evidence of
proficien_y iv those branches.
The committee feel that they cannot too high
ly commend tu. energy which has been display
ed by the principal and teacher-, in the conduct
of the seo'ol, under co inahy difficulties. The
diflieuities of such a position, ay_~gv_at, under
the most favorable ohcouista..c.s. But, the
present unsettled aud excited condition of so
ciety, tending to distract the minds of the pu
.;-.]_.fiaffljalßify. the scarcity of the proper text
boolF_n(T3f -ttp|.tves of eV-ry
ft_H(ue_rt interruptit'Bi'of the school from the
tbr_ft-e__d .incursion* of the- eneitty, in
creased the diSeuiti-s of such a position, to a
d.grca only, to be appreciated by those •*_,<_" have
had to encounter them. Many of these difficul
ties have been ov_rco__e by the energy of the
pr.aeip.-l, and the institution has been kept in
__c_e__fi*l operation, though .with reduced num
bers, to the close of the session.
The'committee feel that they can com
mend' Martha Washington College to the public.
Situated in one of the most .-alubrtous _rtic_"<(n
lightoned section., of the State, with-fl principal
and teachers well worthy of their high VMfcf-dn,
it offers much that can be apked for fn educ
tions! a<i vantages. '*''"♦'• ; ' lW-
Amid-, the convulsion and strl_-«of
which civilization and progress are so rauc-t-SK.
tao-ded, it is'fj-eatly to be'fea'red that the ih_t?
nests of- education »ust materially suffer, =|f
not wholly neglected. A large nun-ber of oaf
best sehool3 have been* larjge
sections, are without the means of _g_C|itiol..
The empire of mind, which-was once our jßtest,
.is fast losinijg its -away, and it is feared
may be submerged* beneath the aqgry storm or
inflanjed passion's. To avoid such a, calamity
and shield the youth of the"land from the fear
ful influences pi the hour, we should eagerly
embrace the facilities glared by those institu
tions of learning w.hic_%fi.ve stemmed the tide
of difficulties*, and now present'taemselveStb
the sympathy end support of tie public.
-Respectfully submitted,
% -.. "WM.H. CRANK,.
. - c. a. beke-m,. /-.
_ W. F. B_VRP..
-..;_. - Commidei.
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• For the Virg._jon.
•Coi__nr_c-_C€--ie--l Exercises.
Meters. EditorM .-—lt was my good fortune to
be present at the -.'Oen.n.eHcemefit Exercises _f
Martha Washington College," which .occurred;
where was assen_bie_iiJ_e vigor of manhood with
female beauty, the gay and elastic forms of
childhood with the decrepitude of tottering age,
"and tie grace and ehivalrj of gallant youth with
the gravity -_v_d wisdom of'the respected sage.
" Commencement day is the'great Sabbath of
.College life. To some* of the young ladies
nected with .hia Institution, this was one of the
most mom._tous days of their being. For
months they had awaited its coming with mingled
emotions of hope anfl fear; arid from the distant
future* they will look- back Upon itsl joy-lit
summit as one of the most mem .ruble" of all the
days of the past.
The services "were opened with an eloquent
prayer from Rev. Mr. Bowman, after which
Cajjt. Crank ■ read the "Annual Report of the
Board "of Examiners," and then seven young!
ladies, with personal charms sufficient to con
quer the world, and with hearts and minds-well
cultivated to enable them to retain and adminis
ter with credit to* themselves that world which
is woman's peculiar sphere, read Essays. But
J must not.praise their, beauty .or commend -for
admiration'"their personal chjirTlqL lest, - with
such"boldnessi I should jnpur theirlll||gleas_re,
yet I would collect countless gems, rr_W bril
liant than were ever found in the Golc__jLa of
tie mind to decorate these fair daughters or\he
Sunny South-J—l would pluck a chaplet of mom
beautiful flowsrs than!ever fancy created, and a?
wreath of sunshine blended with rainbow hues
to adorn their fair bruws—l would array
in amaranthine" glories and unfading laurels,
and make them iujtrpns as the morning and
plensing as the eyeinng star, and to sparkle with
a radiance brighter and more .dazzling than the
.glittering ray of Summer's noonday sun.
The "Salutatory Address," by U\?s Julia A.
.Thomas, of Abingdon, Va-., sparkled with count-,
less brilliant gems.' She reveled in the bright
fields of fancy and gathered fhe'pe-arl nnd ruby
of thought to decorate her ideas, which "were
•sublime in.form and elegant in beauty, and.
which challenged the spirit of description and
force of eloquence, a3 they "burst in meteor
grandeur on the bewildered view and awakened
.dreamy-thought, to action. It forms one more
leaf in the well-won chaplet which adorns hto
gentle brow. May h.© w"ho. is Tared to'her side
by. her beauty and intelligence, cull her with a
gentle hand from the paren_-st£i-_ and shield her
in the rich covert of his love.
'-Who are- our* Martyred Heroes," by Miss
Mary A, Talley, of* Murfreesboro, Term.? was a
chaste "and beautiful Essay,, the poetic thoughts
of which feU "like pearls at random strung",
and sung like rivulets leaping in the cunshine.
She spoke with deep pathos of the many who
have fallen while drinking inspiration from the
fount of Liberty. Wbuld that the power were*
mine to paint, as she did, upon the canvass of
imagination, with artistic skill, the hosts of
honest freemen, whose patriotism and invincible
courage is disentombing fae 'Sunny South" from
Aro-ficaV crumbling sepulchre—whose bb u d
crimsons"-* hundred and. who,
"nameless, imhohored and. t_h-fu_.]g" .have gen
down to'their silent graves—martyrs to a cause
freighted with the hopes of ten millions of peo
ple, and consecrated by the prayers-and of
every woman in the land. Peace to the mefno
ry of the martyred dead !
"Stonewall Jackson," by Miss Henrietta M.
Dunn, of Abingdon, Va., was in style easy, pure
and full 0/ feeling. She tells "us that, with fhe
splendor of a meteor's flight be rose and bo
came the brave leader of many successful bat
tles—that a warrior's wr.eath entwined with a
myriad of laurels, strung his manly brow—that
his march was ever onward, and that when
about to plant the "Stars and.* Bars" upon
fame's highest pinnacle, and wave it in triumph
over the acme of glory, the ever rest-els and
unerring iron shaft of "death, chose fum as its
Victim and numbered hia. among the pale faced
nati-M j.f tb* dead.
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L"Leap Tear," by. Miss Jennie M. Barker, of'
'•hgdori,* Va.*, contained much sound
and sensible, but'l do not wish to be .understood
as concurring with her in all her vi_ws. For
woman may be as pretty as Cyßthiar-as grace
ful .as Venus, and as intelligent as' Minerva, yet
"To bluster, smoke cigars, and mix in rows or
- ' fights-r- .
To 'wear the pants' by day, and speeches mal^
. of nights,"
would rob her of those charms which make
man her willing captive. She ia£uans us that
if "I was a grown young lady I wow-P-tse every
honorable means"— pern apt,, -"absorb* an. old
bachelor," "to secure a _usbapd."*Sucb mourn
ful language of regret of their solitary
.iou* coming from one of thoee detestable" b_r
ings "called "old maids".would* be allowable,, but
when uttered by one so young and beautiful is
unpardonable, for "she can certainly make herr
self sufficiently attractive' without such violation,
-of the rules o. propriety." Be gentle woman,
and then you will make a conquest over some
proud heart. Her description of the misery
and loneliuess of fusty, growling-old bachelor.,
and "their counterparts—old fluids," was graph
it and" sublime, and the- co.uscation- shed on
the man led tiate was to convert the
r f_.csfT.ft_; .loir that ever.scotf.d at "domes.*
felicity."'- . ,"-'. -
"The Women of the Present Revolution.," by
Miss Rebecca E. Davis, of Abingdon, Vs., was
written with much energy and feeling for the
subject, and ia style is flowing aud sparkling
and full of 3gy.it and grace. - Iv the creation of
the world, God made the beautiful earth and the
sea,* the of the air, and the beasts of Jhe
field. Over all .he spread the deep blue.sky, ra
diant with J-fae stars Sod the moon. He spake,
and the full.prbad sun rolled up the east. Upon
the earth he planted the flowers—the modest
violet with erf-es of blue or pearly white hehd
ifg gracefully around the margin of the "brook
—the sweet Hlly of the vale aad the beautiful
rose. Be winged the lark in the dewy depth of
the skjr to herald the morn, and nightingale
to tune the vfoods at the clos_e of day. In all
this it would seem 'there was beauty and glory
enough. But no, _c'pau_ed. —and man stepped
forth in augiist*stafß—an heir of glory—a mi
niature God!
"But ah ! still the world was sad, the gardgn
j 5 was-a wild, '• '*
*And man: the Hermit; sighed—till woman-smil
.Here creation etopp-d. Woman was the last,
the crowning glory of all—the model of infinite
wisdom —the perfection of God's works. Her
voice—unrivaled eloquence; her look—eternal
spring; her influence—power. -
t "What lost a world and made a Hero fly?
The timid tear in Cleopatra's eyet"
True, woman was the cause of sin. Too <•_
--r.'ott* herself indeed, she tempted Adam .to taste
. the forbidden fruit, but her sufferings and tears,
her love end sacrifices have atoned her sin.—
Man, at least, has forgiven her. To the. influ
ence of woman may be attributed the proudest
achievements of the world.
"To the Jlero she gave that unbounded soul
That taught now lands to rise, hew seas to roll—
Tb the Statesman his princely, counsel, his soul
-' _ sincere, .■ - - - . ■
dgi .ti'Qjjifiil R.nc\ in jiojgf ..-.1 gay/.',. __-.. _
Jn the darkest hours of life her radiant smiles
have XC up the gloom—with the soldier her
words cheer*him op to victory—with the sick
she keeps the angel vigils of the night—Soothes
the fevered brow—bathes the parched lips, and
for the dying, raises her voice to heaven in pray
er. In the chaste-language ofthe talented Miss
Bavisj he? ''deeds shall, not be forgotten.—
Treasured in the hearts of men; ihdellibly en
graven upon fiie present, they.shaU descend *to
adorn, with mellow light, the pages of future
history: and should history, too often partial and
unmindful of truth and merit, fail to award them
their due meed of praise, the voice of minstrel-,
sy will take up the theme,- and echo it through
coming ager, a grateful tribute to virtue, patri
otism, true beanty and heroi^^a."
"Virginia's Dead," by Miss Ellen W. Pres
ton, of Term., was well written. She soars with
out bound'or li-mit. amid the Elysian fielus of
her "own imagination, and colls flow*ers to form
into bouquets, and Weaves roses into garlands of
beauty. There are many rich jewels set in Vir
»gi_tia's.diadem— "many, in the pure language
-of the gifted Miss Preston, from-the burning,
shores, cf Texaj! to the orange groves of Florida,
from the oeean-bathpd brow .;oi the Caroluiias
fo the blooming prairies of Missouri, from the
beautiful plains of Kentucky to wavfewasbed
Maryland," who "sleep ben.iuh~the soilof Vir
kttnia, far from home and kindred.' - ...
The '.'Valedictory," by Miss Josie French, of
Abingdon, Va., was a distiactpersonification of
words and feelings of the heart, which none but
those who know.vie depth of meaning in the
word farewell! could shape". She reminds us of
the golden hours of our early youth,—of the
memories of our college life, and of tho solem
nity of sad partings, where sorrow lends it wail
and sadness echoes its deepest' sigh. She forci
bly reminds her schoolmates of that chain of
sweet associations forged by them, and points
them to the harmony of that Sacred chain iuter*
-upted by a broken-link; for "death, she mourn-
fully said, that.always loves a shining mark,,
has ruthlessly invaded our litth. circle, and rob
bed uj of a dear class-mate, fco eulogy of mine.
shall interrupt the .sanctity -f year feelings, for
my,words would lag behind, a|d cool the ardor
of that generous sensibility so .'easily awakened
at the mention of Amelia Gibson's name." ' It is
true that death came to her li% the early frost
to the opening flower, and bid her _pirit take its
eternal flight upward to the throne of: God, ; to
mingle with angels in heaven's joys, and breathe
with them celestial senga TUen 'tisnotfor t>-~
fend mother to weep—the affe_tionat'e
sigh ncr doting father to be past down'
nor for the loving schoolmate io-feel recret -J.
But let them rather rejoice that s tfG _ represekts
them in he courts of, heav 6 _»_that her pure
spirit glittering ,_ the rich regalia of Paradise,
mingles wUh'JVe holy throng who,grace
everTasti-sg fields of the "better- land." .She aaid
..*--_., Sadness to the "highly esteemed and- yro&
thy President:" "To-morrew, Igo into the
s wide. wide world an humble} gleaner." F.e,
--you are now launched on the. ocean of worldly
csister.ee—you are now cropping the "unblown
flower and sipping the "untasted spring" of
life. Your fancy create, on the hyi, along the
plain, or in tin. wilderness, th. beauties of the
fabled gardens of the-east—every breeze bears
to your sgnse fhe perfumes of Arabia that float
upon it-rtinoyaiit-W-ngs, and fevery sound that
greets your ear/* whispers in ].hose low, sweet
tones, which are sacred o the communication of
happiness; but you must not imagine that only
roses are blooming for you td pluck, for .you
will surely feel the piercing of thorns—yonmust
not expect to sail through life without interrup
tion over"the summer sea of caresses and victo
ries. There must be storm and calm, clou* and
sunshine, victories and failures, or nature would
be robbed of i__ %lory: Tour, beauty, intelli
gence, disposition and Simplicity of
haa. t and manner wt& draw __ #«fd j© a the my
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riads of. gay .buUerfliep* hourly throng
life'ss flower garden.* They will endeavor ta
hold you-Jn bondage, hy breathing ia your ear
music sweeter than the tabled strains of Orphe
us' hearken not to the deluding song,
until you have won the laurels of womanhood.
I forit will restrict roamy thought, bind it£ p6_V-'
t __».*__j--___ i £ermit it to cull fruits of bearing
.good and poultry as*
( well as poetry, the cook book as well as etiquette,*
j domestic duties as weH'as philosophy, and the' *
music of the frying -pan as well as that of the : .
piano. Remember that history teaches the bet-]
-ter reason of man, .that Venus was.-but a fair
goddess in the book of feto-,-—that beauty is but
a waxen flower, whose snowy cheek and rosy
hue, begin to wane "arid waste-beneath the pel*
ings of pitiless storm, and wHcts. sweet
are borne away by the first rude blasts of Hyin-'
try winds, while the female character _nv___e'_ i
with divine _f_ributes grows loylier with.
- daily trampled ia __c dv.. of persecution, riseff,
brighter to claim the warmest, best tribute _f
the Po-t's lay. ho'nrly jrfssing _hr6"_gh th*f
severe ordeal of man's cruelty and -.tgleqt. lik#
the fefiner'a-inetal, comes forth purer gold.
you sail ajotrfe'through ?ffc, like a snow wia.*
galley On fhe silv.ry tide- pacing sylvan sce
neries wreathed with golden webs of living beau
ty ana* and .instead, of hoarse and
howling winds beating ,you before-their fnry,
"ay,.g en tle breezes, and roatf-sccnted tephyrs
waff you safe and unharmed into a celestial port
-of glory
A prominent part of the services of the even
ing was the piano playing- by the redoubtable
Major Gassett, of Kentucky, than which I have
seldom beard better, combining as it did in an
eniioen. -d-gree, power, taste, brilliancy of
touch, and rapid execution. . •
. At the opportune moment, the President,
Rev. Mr. Harris, conferred degrees on Misses
French, Thomas nnd Preston, and addressed
thorn, in a briff and pertinent speech. He is a
. gentleman of large experience in his profession,
of Sxemp-ary piety arid liberal education. And
he ig sustained by an able, faithful and tfi-cieat
Faculty and Board of Trustees, and under their
united efl'orts, 1 look forward withMe.ight to
• the "rapid advance of Martha Washington Col
lege to a position among' the proudest of our
.land,.'. I appeal to the parent- and guardians
of Virginia, _-nd'particularly Southwestern Vir
ginia, for their aid and. .support. -"It is every
Bareht-'a duty, in the language of tbe"gifted Miss
Thomas, in this immediate country, to promote
the interests of Martha Washington College,
and if it is not, in their opinion, -as comprehen
sive and-.as perfect aa it. should he, Jthey are un
true to themselves and "coming generations for
not laboring tojmake it so," for they owe it to
Virginia.—to southern institutions—to liberty
*md religion—to God, and oh ! how<leeply ahd
inviolably do they owe it: to woman, to nurse,
nourish and enlarge: this college into the ble>s
ed Alma Ma.b_r-.-tbe literary mother,
of thousands. "Do-this, in the beautiful lan
guage of Miss "Thomas, and long after you shall
have passed to that 'bourne from whence no tra
veller returns,' the fruits of your god-like labor
will riper, into perpetual harvest,, and not the
least ingredient in'your cup oili_ppin.se may
be the reflection that .-tertha.Washwgtcth is in
p-rrt the eff-spri_g*x>f yinr liberafity.-" -
July 19th, 1364. * ** FRIEND.
From Giant- Lines.
A gentleman who came through Grant's lines
Sunday, informs the "Express" that- Grant's
army is stretched" from his. lines immediately
to the east of Petersburg down to City Point.—-
The people without exception have suffered the
loss of every thing that can" contribute to the
'support of Meat, br-bad, crops, cattle; and
• in «everal instances, even furniture, have been
taken from them. Many hitherto wealthy
families of the coirniy, are now drawing rations
of hard tack 'and salt pork from the Yankee
Commissary, and their negroes are engaged in
cooking and washing for the invaders.
THK SC.___.CITT Or WAT- - -.. 7 -
This informants states that but for the prox
imity of the James and Appomattox rivers, the
enemy would have been compelled to evacuate
Prince George for lack of water. The B.ask.
water is entirely dry, and haa been for two
• weeks, and oil lesser streaais in the county,
have been dry .br a much longer period.
The Yankees have a large hospital camp,
c about two miles from City Point, between the
Appomattox and thcCity Point Road. So great
has been th_e scarcity of water, that they have
dug a canal from the Appomattox to this camp.
They-have also fcrc-ngbt a steam fire engine
from Baltimore, with which they pump water
from the ditch, and thus supply the great ne
• cessity. Heretofore they have beerf compelled
to bring the water from the river in buckets
and barrels, which was a very tedious as well as
laborious job.— Lynchburg Virginian.
t-S ■■._»» ~
Spe.ect) of VaiUindigrtiam.
Dayton despatches say Vallandigham is
enjoying quiet. In a Speech to a crowed se
renading him, he said he would make* no
threats, but he h*»d riot come from a foreign
cduntr-y. without calculating the consequences
and making deliberate preparations to meet
"-If any military commander should attempt
.bis. arrest, he warned them that, in H_ytoo,
the persons and property of thoseipß.iga.jp*:
such a procedure would be held as h'-' iaee °
. He ; ehou_d demand eye for ev> atid'tooth
him the Siting Jeho-
He did toot ar* \ . _
If he B ho- jr '"_:^ l>ec be again .—
th* '"" , a4d *- e > however, he warned them
, result would be such that, when Compaq
ed, the other was but dust in the balance.-.
H-intended remaining quiet until after tha
Chicago Convention, and he would "then avow
his intentions. * .
Appointment-, for Good Hop* .
Ahsenee from home prevented me attending
m 7. appointments at „fra. Carter* and Mrs.
Campbell's. - •"'-'■
I will try and fill the following appointment
Spring Creek, Friday, the 22d inst., (to-day)
a. 4 o'clock P. M. . -
Mrs. Carter's (pear the Camp Ground) next
Sunday—the 24th—at 11 o'clock A. M.
Mrs. "mileseast of Abingdon,
hear the railroad, Friday, 29th inst., at 4 o'clock
P t M " _ OJ ' GEO. R. BARR,
J»Pe»2d. • Supt.
To I lie voters of Wise.
Owing to the vacancy occasion*, by the death
l£||_*^ B '-i entl * ma ». Mr -J«»e Horn, 1
\T* m *\TZ *_J? o< * ida *e for4kM_m____oner of
the Ravens for Vise emmty, and wi_H»e *_
thankful for their r%J£?_S
other man, . . v p rSjTo/^

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