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Annual Meeting of Ike Stock *iiol<l*r* of lhc C*P Railroad Xbe Stockholders of the Manassas Gap railroad Company, met in general meeting, aj American Hail, in this city, yesterday * min* at 11 o’clock. Ou m ’tioa of T. S. Hall, Thom as H. Bos ! ,. ,f t 4ii juier, was called to the Chair, ciwUd Green and Daniel Morgan, ap pointed Secretaries. I 00 motion of T. B. K>bertsoo, the Chair /jntfjT. M. Monroe, of Alexandria; W. ' B Stefens of Kiekingham, and B. E. liar- ' r Soo of Prince William, a committee to ex- j asTtce the proxies. Xhe committee, after an examination, re rtei the proxies, with a few exceptions, to [o in due foim. and in accordance with the > v-’. iws of the Company ; and recommended tbit ary informalities he overlooked, and all admitted. They also reported a quorum of t.e stock present, in person or by proxy. Tne report of the committee was adopted, 1 ;'ae chairman announced that tue rneet 10l.**s ready for business. Mr Marshall then introduced Gen. Duif tireca to the meeting, who proceeded to de ver a lengthy and able address on the sub ctof raiiruais and the financial condition the country, which was attentively lis tened to, and gave general satisfaction. \t the conclusion of Geo. Greco s address, Go meeting took a recess until four o’cluck ^ io th) afternoon. The Stockholders re assembled A*it 4 o’clock, j> m vrhea the report of the President and l> rectors, with the accompanying papers were read. report oe the president. The President and Directors of the Manas- , sag Gap Railroad Company, respectfully pre sent to the Stockholders this, their seventh annual report: The Railroad year, ending o*>ch September, ; l<r)7, is the first twelve months ruu ot the • % *. tir_] _A_I. ruau W . •« I Th j receipts of the road from freight, mail, uni passengers, for the year, amount to $131,>35 70, which exceeds, by $3,921.40, the receipts of the year preceding; but, in conse*jucnco of increased expenses, growing mainly out of increased length of road, the nett earnings ot the road tall short ot those of the preceding year, by the sum of $764.01. Tbe balance for the year 1856, after deduct ing all working expenses from the gross re ceipts. being $38 943 12, whereas that for the year 1857. is $38,178.51. Investigation will show that this statement does injustice to the effect of the extension of the road to Woodstock. A more proper view of its value is exhibited by the fact, that the increase of receipts from froight on line west of the mountains, exceeded receipts on game account of the year preceding, by the large sum of $18,210.45 ; watch was unfor tunately offsetted by the decrease on line east of tbe mountains, amounting to $15, 850 10. So that, had the Piedmont country maintained its accustomed yield, the returns would have given a balance ot nett gain of $54,028.61, instead of $38,178.51, as stated. The most striking instances of falling off are Wheat and Guano. In the months of August and September, 54,740 bushels of wheat less were brought over the road; and iu the year, against 2,007$ tons of Guano for the years '55-’56, only 464 tons were transported last year. The salaries of the President, Treasurer, and Odef Engineer, are not included iu the amount of running expetises, because deemed more properly belonging to construction ac count; but the prosecution of the work being n .w suspended, these stUaries, $5,0O0, is a charge upon the running department. The broken bridge, also, thecau.-o and cost of which is stated in the report of the Super intendent, is excluded from the statement, because, in it its nature, it was accidental. F.xhausitou of funds compelled the Board to suspoud the prosecution of the work on the Loud >un Branch and Independent Line, in the month of May. * The work on the two lines is a little more than halt done, but in separate sections. $407,609 have been paiJ n» account of grad uation and masonry — $^93,000 wanted tor the completion ot the same. luder the same imperative necessity, the w rk upon the \ alley Line was di-contiuued in the month of June. I pun this line, the road is ready for the superstructure as far as Mount JaeksoD, which is midway between Strasburg and Harrisonburg. The tirst completed 25 miles eiceeds the other iu cost and difficulty of construction. 01 the incomplete 25 miles, lying between Mt. Jackson and Harrison burg, nearly one-third of the work is done, all Ivinc in Rockingham county, and the part done comprises, with the exception of one short point, the portion of the work which required length it time to complete. For the completion of the graduation and masonry to Harrisonburg, $>250,000 will be required—a considerable portion ot which is io the hands of the Company, in the shape of county bonds, company’s bonds, stock, and undrawn subscriptions of the State. Jhe receipts from capital stock and money borrowed, amounting to $3,148,707.75, have been expended on the road, of which 73 miles is completed and equipped ; 12 miles more ready for tho superstructure, and tho remaining portions nearly cue half done; making a total of 170 miles—a leugth of road uot surpassed by any in the State, ex cept the Virginia and Tennessee. The Company now finds itself stalled, and embarrassed with a debt incurred in the prosecution of the work—though the debt is small ia comparison with the amount in vested. If the debt were funded, it would give no trouble; but a floating debt, payable on de ®and, or at short periods, iuvolves a respon sibility, which, in times of utter prostration ef credit, like the present, carries with it profound anxiety, and acute apprehension. The debt of the Company amounts to &95.000, viz: Funded debt $175,000; Float* debt $520,000. The floating debt rests upon the collateral •ecurities of the bonds of the Company, at a •ids margin: Rockingham County bonds, ($51,500;) Corporation of Alexandria bonds, 1’*16.000.) and two "drafts on the B.»ard of I'ubiic Works, ($45,000,) payable when au thorized by the Legislature. This debt is due to banks, bankers, on bills payable, and on open account. The interest on the debt is equal to the interest on the whole issue of boads, vix: *1.000,000. The floating debt is chargeable to the ex penditure on the line from the mountains to Strasburg, and expenditure on line to Wood •tock; to which, as has been repeatedly sta tod to the stockholders, there never has been ^unck applicable. That the debt was not contracted on ac count of the Loudoun Branch or Indepen dent Liue, is made evident by the fact, that ^er more money has been received than P*jd out, on account of these lines. 4be account of receipts and expenditures ?Pon the graduation and masonry of the T ai iey Line, to which the subscriptions in those counties were confined, also squares. 4he funded debt, with small exception* to ®®®tr%ctors, was paid out to the Valley Lino, lor *iiiipm«ot Ahat portion of tho work, vis; Lino front | Mountain to Strasburg, and superstructure on i line to Woodstock, is charitable with the floating debt. The indebtedness of the Company upon getting t> Strasburg, was stated to be up wards of $250,000— subsequent developments having expanded it to $550,000. The state luent will then be: i l>ebt on Lino to Strasburg, 1654. $500,000 I 44 44 Woodstock, 1650, 110,000 interest paid by Company, 1 Id,000 - — - ■ — S52" O00 Indebted ness to Strasburg and \\ oodstock being amount of floating debt. The propriety of e uitractiug this debt, grew out of the necessity of completing the road to Strasburg, upon which rested the whole policy of the Manassas enterprise: and finding the road at Strasburg failed to com mand the trade of the Valley, the same ob jects made it necessary io bring the line into use as far as Woodstock. There being no question of the propriety of contracting the debt, the enquiry remaius, whether the hoard have used ail proper and diiligeut means to relieve the t >mpany from distress, by converting the ti >atiug into a bonded debt. With the completion of the road to S*ras burg occurred the financial crisis of 16 >4, which brought St ite stock suddenly from $li)S, toS>7. of course leiving no market for Railroad R aids, except at ruinous rate9. With the amelioration of the market, a cor respondeuce was opened through a House in Now York with a House in London, which was actively pros^cutid tor more than a year, and not coming to satisfactory result, : a geotleuiau of thi* city, every way compe tent, was seut by the 1* >ard to Lngland, who returned in August, with the statement that , the B>»nds were so placed, that they would ! be sold it any American securities were sold : 1 unfortunat dy his return was quickly follow ?1 by a sudden reverse in the money status of the world, which closes the door of hope ; upon sale «>f Ronds. | A sale of Bonds at a very low rate might have been effected, and the sale might have | been better for the Company than its present i condition, but wiih the universal expectation ! of abundance of money, and chances of Leg idative assistance, such a depreciation ot the Bonds would have been generally condemned. The Company finds itself in debt at atime, j when a hurricane blows upon crouit every where. It must face the storm and depend ’ upon its own strength to weather its ravages. The tirst danger whioh must he met arises i from tin* position ot toe Bond* held as eoliat t tral security—should creditors sell these bonds, the bondholders in default ot the pay ment of interest, h vv*\ under the mortgage ! deed, authority to sell the road itself; it is therefore incumbent to see to tho protection of the lUad against such a catastrophe, by providing for tho certain payment of the in j tercst. 1 he interest on the tiiating debt, be ing about the same as that of the whole i-sue ! of bonds, the same amount will accomplish b >th ends. To raise the sum wanted for interest on the debt, will require a larger per centage of increase of charges for freight on loll sheet, than that which has been trade by our neigh bor the Orange and Alexandria Ri'.lroai | Company, which in the rep rt of their b >ard > is put tv the President at twenty per cent. ; The higher rate of twenty ibo or thirty p?r cent, will be uecessary on the pirt of this Company. If the raising of rates for the ob ject of extending that road to Lynchburg, has been cheerfully submitted to, on their i part, a higher rate will bo readily acquiesed ! in, by tho stockholders of this Company, for | the purpose of keeping their property in their own hands; forshould tho Bondholders sell i the Road, it will fall into bauds which will have a single eve to the greatest prulit, and j will study the single question of how much 1 can be made* of the property. Prof >uodly gratified as this Company feels ! to its great Patron, the State, and hopeful as it i«, that the Legislature will give the aid which in its wisdom and in its ju-tice to its own credit it may, yet this Company ought j to put forth its own energies, as far as in it | lies, with the more conti lenoe ot Legi-lotiue aid, because it has done so. i The work must stand still under tho paral ! asis which ties down enterprise throughout the land; it stands however upon the common 1 platform of tho unfinished works of thoc un monwealth—ail dependent upon state aid to move for ward t > completion; but with even partial aid from the State, it can be put on a (footing which will finally work out ail the | ends deigned in it- charter. By oid-r of the Board : K1AV. C. MARSHALL, Bres t. REPORT OF ENGINEER AM* MTFRINTKM'iAT. KncIM- FK S t >1 FOE, [ October, IS’>7. i ; To the l*mi*hnt amt i>mctors*>C the Manas sas Cap Jiuitroail Com patty. Gentlemen : —Tho annual statement from this office, is respectfully submitted for your consideration : It was hop^d and expected, that the Ihvi sioo from \\ cod-tock to Mount Jackson would bo completed in tho year past, and I the trains pa-sing over it. But the failure to procure the iron, pro i t\w * tr im irivT ilhflP. :uid. therefore. j no additional running lino has been brought into use since the last report. Each contract *r dismissed his fores alter instructions were given to do so, as early ! as this could be done under tho pecu ' niarv difficulties involved \n closing up sud denly such an amouut ot work us was at the time in progre-s. Tho amount of work done in tho year on the several sections, is in full proportion to tho previous one for the time made. The roadbed from Woodstock to Mount Jackson has been made up. Tho wooden bridges ut Narrow Passage aud S.ony Creek aro yet to bo provided fov—a portion ot tho timber for these structures is on hand; the orders given for the remainder have been countermanded. To finish this work and put the road in condition to pa^s tho trains, will require the sum of $1-5,000. • This division being completed will add P miles of new line to the »3 now in use, and will add also its full proportion of increase to the revenue of the road. From Mount Jackson to Timbervihe, noth ing has been done. From Timbervihe to Harrisonburg (14 miles.) the grading and masonry are halt completed, leaving not a very large amouut of work to bo done, to grade this section, and which in its character can vary but lit j tie from tho estimates put upon it. ■ The value of work done during year past on the 5 alley Line is. .$l2o,-»ol A Total sum now expended beyond Woodstock.... .$140,0'JS 17 Amount required to finish grading and bridging from Woodstock to Harrisonburg.$257,000 Add lor railway superstructure tor this distance...$320,000 This shows the sum of $577,000 wanted to build complete the unfinished road from Woodstock to Harrisonburg. The Eastern Extension and the Loudoun Branch have been carried on at the same rate, and stand alike in the amount done up on each in proportion to the whole. The grading and masonry of both lines are fully half finished, and could tbs force have been continued to the Spring of 1S5S, the grade line would have been made up, 1 and the roadbed in condition to lay the rails by that time. 1 Amount done in the year on the Eastern Extension ot the main line.....$81,851 19 Total amount expended for grading * and masonry ou the same up to date.. iy Amount required to finish grading and bridging tho same.$240,000 00 | Add lor railway superstructure. .. .$280,0u0 U0 | For the same amount done during t the year on the Loudoun Branch...$50,753 33 Total amount expended lor grading and masonry on the Loudoun Branch.$lSi,34G 33 Amount required to finish grading and bridging the Branch to Tur celville..$153,000 00 Add I t railway superstructure lor the Branch.$220,000 00 Thi* statement shows that $‘250,009 are wanted to tinish the Kasteru Lxtension to I Alexandria, and $373,000 to tiuioh the Branch to Purcelville. \V OH K1N (j 1 * F. 1 * A U1' M E X T. The accident which occurrei at the South River Bridge, ou the 20th of November last, has been the drawback in this department f.,r the year. Misfortunes will come in de fiance of the most careful supervision, and I have no reason to believe there was any ne glect is this particular cise. The bridge had been in use for more than two and a half years, and bearing in perfect •-lifety such trains as passed over the road. Three L comotives all coupled, had crossed it several times, and up to the hour ot the occurrence, no cause for doubt in its safety and security had existed, as but a tew days had elapsed since the most careful inspection had been given it, when it proved tube right iu every respect. No defect could be dis covered in the material after the most search ing investigation, and the testimony of the experienced and scicntitic Committee selec ted by trie Board to examine the whole eub j- et, approved its judieijus proportions in all its parts. The reason for the accident must have been that the Kngine having one of tier front plows i»i' k‘ U, mounted ihe rail, and changed her direction. This being the case, with her full force of steam in action—the machine was driven through the tru-s, breaking it as she went. Then, ot conrse, the structure must fall, there being no support to prevent it. The position of the Kugine after the fall sustains this opinion, and the Committee agree with tue in these views. The whole expense incurred by the accident i* $12,907 00; this sum ha9 not been charged in the working expenses for the year. KOAIWED. Thn m id surface, culverts, and drains are i«i good c> nd»tion, suffered but little in the year past iroin water, lhe track is in very nice order every where; the iron proves to bo sound, but lew bars have had to be changed. The cross-ties are now beginning to require renewal to a small extent; this will com mence in the present year. The Lridges are ail in good condition. Expense* on account of ivad maintenance for the year. Repairs of Koailhed and Railway. .$lu,214 92 Repairs of Bridges.*'2 00 $15,300 92 Length of Line, including sidings 77.5 miles. $15,300 92 -$197 GO per mile. 77.5 LOCO MOT I \ f;*. Tber* are nine L icomutives at present; no increase in their number has been made in the past year. These are all in order except the So. 5, which fell through the L ridge, and has not been repaired. Expended on account of motive power lor t lie year. Repairs of Engine-.$0,542 03 Machine 8hop.1,359 50 Pumping, Wooding, i c.. *.0>2 50 Water Statious.07 Oil, Tallow, and Waste.997 53 Fuel.7,393 02 $17,051 >5 Miles run by Locomotives, 102,3S0. CAKS. 1 The stock rf Cars now in use on the road, 1 consists cf 17— Freight Cars of ail kinds, 15 l>irt Cara, 25 Truck Cars, 8 Passenger and Mail or Luggage Cars. They are generally in good condition. Expended on accouut of Cars in the year ; $5,590 97. No new machinery has been provided in the year. A Stationery Engine is needed at Woodstock, and is essential to lhe economi cal working of the road, the two ends being so far apart. The Engine House and Car Shed at Wood stock, built during the year, are important, and useful audit.ons to the property of the Company, at that end of the line. 1 K ANSI VUT ATI «>N\ Expenses on account ol Xraosportion for the year $27,590 20. The business of this department has been | conducted with its usual promptness and re j gni irity. The movement in Tonnage has been Westward. Eastward. Total. I099V2 tons. 20.2SG tons. 30,94s tons. This is equivalent to 2,2 iO.119 tons car ried one mile, and has c. st 83,12 per mile. The revenue earned during the year Las been — From Freight.$101,091 GO u Passengers. 2'.*>t»G 93 »• Mails.3.177 17 Gross earnings.$131,>35 Working expenses lor trie same tune Maintenance ol Road. .$15..tun 92 Motive Power.>17.(»51 >5 Cars.$5,390 97 Transportation expanses including agents coin mission,salaries. &c. $27,300 20 U5 '.'1 $t‘>G.b89 70 Paid Orange and Alex andria K. R Comp v , lor use ol their road .$25,705 91 Do. hall expenses at Al exandna station.$2,805 51 $2S.M1 2, Nett revenue.$’>8,17S 51 Respectfully submitted, J. McD. GOLDSROROEGH, Chief Engineer and Superintendent. REPORT OF THE EXAMININ', COMMITTEE. The Examining Committee, respectfully report, that, during their inspection of the road they were accompanied by the Chief and Assistant Engineer!?, and have passed over all the line in operation, and such por tions ol the unfinished part as was deemed necessary to the performance ot their duty. A careful examination of the road bed and : superstructure in use, goes to confirm opin j ions formerly expressed as to the perma : neuce and soundness cf the original construc tion of each, and leaves but little more to say, than that the whole work is in pertcct order, and has been maintained in its ex :cl i lent condition at a comparatively small cost. I In the process of settling and compacting ol the material used in filling up the embank ments, it was f uud that the latteral pressure upon the parapet walls had slightly derang ed the masonry on the outer range of some of the culverts, but, not to an txlent which , would endanger the works or create much | expense in repairs. j From Woodstock to Mount Jackson, the ! graduation is completed, and is now ready j ti receivo the superstructure. Cross-ties in abundance are provided for this section, and J when the iron i» obtained, another important i link can be added to the line in a short time. ! It is a matter of deep regret that circum ! stances beyond the control of the Company have prevented the completion of this almost finished section by this time, as was eonii j dently anticipated when the Committee ; last passed over it. The addition, would no doubt have added considerably to the present revenue of the Company, iodepen* dent of the gratification of our good friends in Kockingham, who are so eagerly stretohiog forth their hands to receive and wektme ue. A handsome Car House for the security aLd protection of the Locomotives has been erected at Woodstock, during the past year, which is sufficiently commodious to supply ‘ ample room for live Locomotives, with con i veniences for making repairs to the engines and cars when required. In addition to | this provision for the preservation of the | Company’s property, new shelters have been been built for cars, at Woodstock and at Sa lem, and the water stations have been im proved by the building of proper coverings to protect them from the severity of the winter, J and thus ensure a ready supply of water whenever required. i The Independent Line and Loudoun branch have not been visited this year, by the Com ' mittee, as was intended. The inclemency j of the weather, and other causes, prevented them from paying that attention to this por tion of the road to which it is so 6trongly entitled—but they do most earnestly press upon the attention of the stockholders tho i exceeding great importance to the interest of the company, involved in the speedy and com plete construction of both iines, aDd refer to our former reports, where we conceive imperative reasons are presented, which ought to induce the company to prosecute the works at the earliest practicable period: the ultimate success of the whole concern de pends upon having an independent terminus ut Alexandria, for at that point, the profits on transportation accumulate in the greatest amount. The Committee were gratified to observe the increasing interest in the road, manifes ted by those who have made trial of its cheap and ready transportation. The gradually increasing total of gross receipts, is of it.-elf, abundant evidence of its capacity for useful ness, as well as self-support, when completed. Is will be observed that from the commence ment, the receipts of tho Company have been annually added to. Those of this year, \w uld no doubt, have been considerably lar- | ger than appears from the report, but lor the 1 decline in the prices of flour and grain, which fact has induced many w ho have pro- < duoe on hand, to postpone forwarding it im- j mediately, iu the hope of a better market hereafter. The Company will receive the benefit of its transportation, to be included in next year’s account. A comparison of the gross amount of receipts for this year, with those of the last, exhibits an increase of revenue, amounting to three tuousana nfo hundred and seventy dollars and tifteen cents, whilst the nett earnings of the road are about the same amount in each year. The minutes of the proceedings of the I> >ard of Directors, bus received the atten tion of the Committee. The important in terests committed to the charge of that body, and the action taken on those interests, are ; fully developed, and the record shows that | every exertion has been made to carry into execution the wishes of the Stockholders ex pressed in their resolutions at previous meet ings, and that the business of the Company ; has been transacted, in suen manner, as to merit the approbation and commendation of j all concerned. Tho books of the Treasurer have also re* : ceived particular examination—there is no deviation from the old fashioned neatness 1 and accuracy, which have always character ised that gentleman’s work, and the Commit tee have only to add that for every entry, there was a corresponding voucher to piove its accuracy, and that the balances were all square and even. The rolling stock, so far as has been ex amined, was found to be in excellent condi 1 tion, and the Committee were informed that 1 there is enough tor all the present demands for transportation. There have been r»o complaints made of an infraction of the By-laws, nor are the Com mittee aware that any of them have been broken. Respectfully submitted, J. S. DAVISON*. STKl'11 EX SI11XX. J AS. K. SK1XKEU. treasurer’s report. Return of the State of the Manassas Gap Railroad Company, from its organization on the \st day of August, lsdU, to the 30/4 day of September, 1 s >• : ('A i*it vl Vr» ’K ,y>\m»<mhm>. Subset ibcl by tli* < ’t>i-|» 'ration* 1 Alexandria, 7"* •" sliarvs at 4.i" . "d R,». county of Rockingham,•"****" slinn> at l.'si.uuo ho *• •• * Warren, '.' *0 ** 4o.U00 <x> “ town of Woodstock, 10U “ “ *>.000 "<» “ individuals 10,*-**9 ‘- “ fdO.loO (*0 ‘- Comm''Mwealth, Cl.>10 ** “ l.;riKMk»0 t>0 I Received for FriLdit. Ie’*vO II •• •• Passenger ami Mail s*t\ ice. 1 1 Rue i" Rank" l *r money Uirioived. 17b.i"" On •• Individuals, •* ** C....471 0l *• Rill* payable. f»«».'.M>7 »*d Funded debt. 177>,oOO 00 Ain't. imiiv'1. stibserip'o. unpaid I 1.7 5" "»> •• tY»liilii.*u'Vealth ** “ ... .»n,n.i0 (Ml Rue on Rills receivable. 7 7*'" lb Expended for giad'n. A m:»*>-tiry. 1 1 l‘J •'»>' •• ballasting.... 4#,SI7 *»S - iron rails. OiV-14 I** *• cr tics. NkWl 7s “ chairs ami spikes. Od.ii" 77 *• timU r. *-.*« "1 " fuel . i«55.-J4, »*4 “ track laying. :;.s.7:il :>l “ rapairs of track. 7b.otl* Sa “ water statious. 7,.‘*R» 9S locum dives ami passenger and other cars. *Ji *9,900 *'4 right of way . 14C.0-- s;; “ engineers' expenses. RJ.>.*J*J'J "0 “ directors^ expenses. .».**>s -- presid'-nt's expenses. 1.4.1 ** salaries of officers. . 7»• .7f—*.* •'* “ inisci Raiieous expenses. ‘J1.-R* -'J office expenses . Il.T'dS >S •• t i in*-)* •; tati «n e\|.. |i". <— 17".-lb t*l interest. 1 5" 47 real • ~t ite ami us,* oi Alex andii.i Mati- n. •''•**.•*»* ’• “ deiH.t<. 1 7> - cattle killed. -,-"4 Oi! Rise..nut on R lids oi tin* (’•TJ’" .. .. » l..„.I. In I'll •• Acceptances Board o! P.W. 12.759 on Funded debt. :*»!.oil* 41 Virginia »’oupen Bunds.... 25.3*.* 41 Unsettled Accounts.. 102,60S 32 On band.K*nd< *>t tin* ('orpornti'>n of Alexandria. 20.*>k) 0*> 44 bunds of the county ot Buckingham . 51.500 no Cash Oil hal.d, both September... 1.1*9 ” *3.ii71.• 7> >:’».♦ »71/'".* 7S By order of the Board of President and Directors: KDW. ti il BUN. Clerk and Treasurer. Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Mmussos Gap h'ui/ioad Company, fur the year cudiny 30th September, 1^5 < : Bal i »;<*«• of nv'iiey on hand per last annual report. $<yk*5 41 Ann Kt.c:.ii’T> m rino tit»: ykar. viz: For Capital Stock—amount rec'd from individuals.. 22..*04 47 From iioard of Public Works. "» For freight. 08,0»>5 4s *4 Passengers and mail service 3n,144 79 “ Bills receivable. 0.9si 13 “ borrowed from banks. 175,5o(> (>n •4 *• indiviiluals. 255.471 01 due to bills payable. 50,967 03 *• ** funded debt. 77 9* *0 ini - 691.027 35 Deduct disbursements during same |>eri d: Fur graduation and uia. onry. 2«.i2,:i35 is ballasting. *51 <*l crossties. 11,1*. * 1 ** 44 chairs and spikes. 9 22 “ timber. 57* 53 «• fu-l. 11.177 59 44 water stati ms. 2.803 91 44 laying track. 6,211 28 *• repairs of track. 15,393 31 “ locomotives aud passenger and other cars. 10,975 53 44 right of way. 16,074 17 *• engineers’ expenses. 13,920 32 “ directors’ expenses. *45 38 44 president's expenses. 338 25 *• salaries of president, chief engineer and clerk A: treas. 7/40 12 44 office expenses. 585 62 4- miscellaneous expenses. 21*4 38 ** transportation expenses. 39.225 26 44 interest. 77,965 20 ‘4 depots. 3,624 SI “ cattle kil.ed... 2.204 02 •• loans of individual and bills payable. 148,954 13 Discount on bonds of the Corpo ration of Alexandria. 3.478 33 44 Fuuded debt. 12,700 00 •• Virginia coupon Ixinds. 5,568 53 On hand, bonds of the Corpora tion of Alexandria. 26,0o0 00 Kiuds of the county of Buckingham. 51,5<X) 00 44 bills receivable.,. 14.741 59 ---689,837 58 Balauce money cn hand. $1,189 77 • Bv order of the Board of President and Directors: JO»V. PttKKNj CWri aud Treasure. On motion of T. S. Hall, the reports were referred to a committee of seven to be ap pointed by the chair. The Chairman there upon, appointed the following gentlemen, as the said Committee, viz:—Xaason Daare, ct Rockingham, Erasmus Kauffmau, oi Sbenan doab, T. S. Ilall, of Warren, T. B. Robert son, of Alexandria, Hr. Daniel Junney, of Loudoun, Jas. W. Foster, cf Fauquier, and B. E. Harrison, of Prince William. On motion of T. IS. Hall, of bauquier, it was Ht'*olvcilt That the Directory of this Com pany be requested to appoint delegates to the Railroad Convention at Washington, on the first Monday of January, as, also, to the preliminary mectiug, on tho first of Decern- . ber. # ! A motion to adjourn until $ o’clock, elici ted a lengthy discussion, participated in by Messrs. Monroe, J. H. Carter, 1. S. Hall, E. C. Marshall, DeNeal, J. W. Foster, Barre, and others, in reference to the time needed by the Committee for a proper investigation into tho affairs of tho Company, the duties of the Committee, &j. The motion to adjourn until S o’clock, pre vailed. Arrest for Annui ting Slaves.—Mr. Jno. j W. Bums was yesterday brought before Es- j quire Goddard, charged with abdueting two colored boys, the property cf Mr. Jesse Tay- | lor, of Virginia, and taking them to Mr. Bruin's, in Alexandria, for sale. He was bound over in the sum of one thousand dol* j lars for further examination. The deicnce is said to he that Burns, being the son-in law of Taylor, came iuto possession of the slaves by marriage—it being contended that the slaves belonged to the daughter instead j of the father.— Wank. Union. Fine Oysters.—Mr. II. K. Bradshaw’s Oyster establishment, for snucking oysters, is in full operation—and he disposes of large quantities not only to town but to country customers—sending them, ir, cans, to order, by the lines of Railroad from this city. lie precures oysters, fresh nod of the best quali ty, and b 11 eh as cannot fail to please. A rA' wa had v^sterdav lUUVii V/I ' J .J - •/ —and can reconuncnd them. We have had ncne this season larger, or fatter, or better flavored—and the present was really a very acceptable one, demanding return of thanks. Let those in want of good oysters, for fami ly use, send to Mr. Bradshaw’s for their sup plies. I Fighting.—Some excitement was caused oa Union street, yesterday morning, com mencing with a dogfight, and terminating iu a fHit between two sailors, assisted by sove* ral outsiders, anxious to see fair play—one of whom, wo learn, received a blow on the side of the head, which caused him to retire fully satisfied. jf-af Fur a variety of miscellaneous read ing, Auction Sales, &c., &c., see hirst and Fourth pages of Gazette. 1'iT A REWARD IS OFFERED tor the de tection ot any person counterfeiting, imitating, or the vender of any such counterfeit or imita tion oi BiERH AY h S HOLLAND Bll 1EKS. The genuine, highly concentrated Holland Bit ters is put up in hall-pint bottles only, having the name ot the proprietor, B. P.'ge, Jr., blown in them, and his signature around the neck ot each and every bottle. This delightful Aroma has been received by Americans, with that lavor which is only extended to reaily scientific pre i paratioi.s. When we consider the marked suc j cess attending its administration, in the most * stubborn cases of Fever and Ague, YV eakness ot j any kind. Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Acidity ot the | Stomach, Sick, and Nervous Headache. Indiges tion, (’ostiveness, and Piles, together with the i complete control it ex-ivises over all Nervous, | Rheumatic, and Neuralgic Affections, we cannot w«mder at i*s popularity. Well may toe inva lid \alue this remedy. Caution!—Becaielul to ask tor Bll.RHAY F» S HOLLAND BITTERS Sold at $1 pci bottle or »'> bottles for $3, by the sole propiietors, BENJAMIN PAGE, JR., k CO., Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Sold in Alexandria, by PEEL k S'l E\ ENS. Wholesale Agents; Y\ M. A. F1AKI, J. K. PIERPOINT, and by Druggists generally, throughout the United States, oct —eolw TALLEY FARM.—This valuable MAR ^ KET FARM, containing THIRTY-FIVE ACRES, l)ing on the Great Hunting Gieek, which separates it from the city of Alexandra, not having been sold by auction, on the d-llh in stant. is now olfeied lor sale, at private bargain, for a lew weeks, when if not sold, it will he tented tor the ensuing year. Apply to GF.ORG E WHITE, Agent. oct 20——eotf No 133, King-st., Alex’a. OX 4 \ REWARD.—The person who enter ic*)* J ed my dwelling, on Saturday night last, and stole $348 from my desk, can retain the amount of reward 1 offer abo\e, and send me the remainder through the Post Office, or place it so that l can get it. and no questions w ill be asked. 1 do not wish to go to law with 1 the person supposed to have it. but it not re I turned. 1 will prosecute to the ex tent of the law. i A word to the wise is sufficient. | oct 2—3t B. F. PRICE. I)1LLIARD TABLES FOR SALE—The ) advertiser has for sale two BILLIARD TABLES—one nearly new. and both in good order, with all the accompaniments complete One or both will be sold a bargain. For furth er information, enquire at the Gazette Office, or address Box 293, Alexandria Post Office, oct 21—eo2w A CARD—The subscriber having opened a large assoitnient ol DR\ GOODS, BOOT S, SHOES. Ate., would respectfully solicit the la dies and gentlemen of this city, and tae adjoin I ing counties, to give him a call. Prices snail suit the purchasers and the times. A. H. CANNON, Biackiock's old stand, No. 145 Ring street, oct 21—-tf __ AJOT1CE.—Having discontinued the WOOD business, we notify all who are indebted to us to call at our otfice, No. 5U, Union street, ar.d settle thew accounts, as we cannot grant a longer indulgence. J. W. KEN I Ac CO. oct 16—tf _ "ITT ANTED TO PURCHASE—Three thou W iauu dollars in specie and specie dralts. The highest premium will be paid. by oct 28— tw JOHN T. EVANS. 1MSH.—10 bbis. and quarter bbls. No. 2 * MACKEREL. SCOTCH HERRINGS, and COD FISH. Received, and for sale by oct as DAW h HARMON. L ITER AND CHEESE.—25 boxes prime Eastern CHEESE, and 5 kegs Glades HUTTKR,... store, %^%ARM0W. UmHK PRESSURE.”—An entirely new I article of Hooped Skirt, beautiful shape, iust manufactured at RICHARDS , j oct 27___HO King-st. I Y1TOOL purchased by \Y je 2S DANIEL F. HOOE. $ I _____ BY MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH. Arrival of the UraimU, New* Yoke, Got. 2'J.—The steamer Gra nada, from Havana on Saturday, brings £350,000 in specie. Later front Havana. Ch arleston, Oct. 28.—The steamer Isabel has arrived from Havana, with dates of the 25th of October. There is nothing of any interest. The Sugar crop was favorable. New British Plenipotentiary. Nf.w Yore, Oct. 29.—The correspondent of the London d imes says that the llritish G ivrrnmc-nt had decided to appoint a special minister to the United States, to negotiate a settlement of the difficulties in Central American affairs between the two countries. It is supposed to be Sir William Ousely. mOTTY’S SUPERIOR TONiC HITTERS. | These Bitters are tonic,stomachic and aro matic, and will be found to excel any now in use. Prepared from purely vegetable remedies, possessing the power to cure disease without in jury to the health or constitution. They are highly recommended for the cure ot Dyspepsia. Ague and Fever,Cholic. Cramps of the Stomach and Bowels, Nervous and General Debility, Lan gor. Lowness ot Spirits, Diarrhoea, Kc. Persons whose systems have become derang ed by imprudent eating or drinking, will find these Bitters a quick and excellent restorative. Neatly put up in pint bolt*. None genuine without the lithograph of the Proprietor, and the fac s'm le of his signature upon each bottle. Full directions accompanying each bottle.— Price f»uc. Prepared and sold wholesale and retail by B W. Tottt. No. 103 Cary street Richmond, Va. A liberal di count to the trade. J. C. Fill. Druggist, corner 4$ and D street south, sole agent lor Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria. oct —eolw 1.1 OR H O U S E K E E P E K S .—Toilet Sets ^ of Painted Tin; Cake Boxes; Spice Boxes; Waiters and TeaTra)s; Plate Warmers; Nur sery Lamps: Chamber Slop Pails; Farina Boil ers; telly Strainers; Cream Freezers; Moulds lot (’Like. Jellv. Ice Cream, ami Vegetables: Egg Boilers: Coffee Biggins; Kuiie Trays; Table Mats; Chaffing Dishes; Oyster Stands; Urns; Kn Tania Coffee and 'lea Pots; Castors, Lamps, Ladles, Mugs, and Spittoons;'l’able Kells; Table Cutlery; Plated Nut Cracks; Nut Picks, Slaugh (’utters; Salad Forks and Spoons, ol Boxwood; Silver Plated Spoons; Folks; Butter Knives; Pie Knives; Castors; Cake Baskets and Waiters; Napkin Kings; Fire Carriers; Fire Dogs; Sho vels and Tongs; Coal Hods and Sifters; Foot men to hang on Urates; Scales and Weights; Spice Mortars; Sausage M»at Cutters; Apple Pearers; Carpet Stretchers; Health and Carpet Brushes; Feather Dusters; Leather Key Baskets; Step Ladders; Clothes Horses, Ac.. for sale by JOHN OGDEN, Dealer ir oct 2(J Articles useful ta Housekeepers. / T ENTLKMEN’S GOODS.—We call atten \Jf tion to our large and choice stock of su perior French Cloths, and of supenor French and American Cassimeres, Silk, (’loth. \ eivet, and Valencia Vestings, some very elegant Lambs Wool, Merino, and Silk Shirts and Drawers Cotton, Silk, and Lambs Wool Half Hose, in great variety Neck Ties, Cravats, Scarfs, Shirt Collars, and j Travelling Shaw ls, over Coating, Ac., Ac. W«• have made arrangements by which we can have any article of Gentlemen's appare*» niade up at short notice, in a sty le warranted to give satisfaction. oct 29 ASHBY A WOOD 4)^ BARRELS RECTIFIED WHISKEY.— J"\*J 10 bbls. Old Whiskey 0 *• superior, warranted 10 years old 10 44 Malaga Wine 5 4“ Poit “ ft casks Madeira 44 10 bbls Domestic Brandy 5 a cask superior “ ft hhds. Brown Sugar, part prime: 0 bbls. Crushed Sugar; 20 boxes Mould Candles; 2o do. Brown Soap; 10 do. Adamantine ('undies; 20 dozen Demijohns; 10 do. ft and 10 gallon Kegs; *J0 do gross Matches; twenty thousand Srgars; 20 bids, pure Cider V inegar; ft boxes (■round Coffee; 10 boxes Pipes; 20 doz. Brooms, for sale low, by [oct 2'7] W. M. SM11H. COPARTNERSHIP.—The undersigned have / rhis da) formed a Copartnership under the j firm uim! style ul ADDISON, WALLACE A CO., for ihe purpose of conducting a general | AGRICULTURAL, IMPLEMENT, SEED and MANURE bu.-iinss, at Addison A Howard’s old sTand. No. Id Union street. They will keep on hand a full supply of Agiicultural Implements, field seed ol all kinds and the phospnatic and animal manures—and feel confident they will he able to furnish goods on as good terms as any other house in Alexandria. E. B ADDISON. Jr, H. SIDNEY WALLACE, oct 20—tf JOHN ADDISON. UOTEL FURNITURE FOR SALE, AND HOTEL FOR RENT.—I will sell at pri vate sale the furniture of the VIRGIA/A I HOUSE. at the upper end of King street, on rea Sccmable teims A’so. the HOUSE can be rented for the coming year To any one wishing to engage in The business.a good oppor tunity is now offered The rent w ill be made reasonable to a good tenant, and possession given immediately it desired. Ii q’iire of W. B SCARCE. oct 2d—eotf Proprietor. Ieslies GREAT FASHION BOOK AM) J FAMILY MAGAZINE, FOR NOVEM j BEK. at FRENCH S.—This is & splendid num ■ her. price 2.0 cts. I '1 hompson s Bank Note Rej ortcr. lor Novem* her. 12$. I New York Ledger, Leslie, Harrier's Weekly, New York Mercury, Flag. Pictorial, Waverley, Porter's Spirit, Ac., lor November 7th, received ! and for sale. oct 2'.< TT ALLEY PRODUCE.—Thi* day received f a superior lot of Country Bacon, (Sides, Shoulders and Hams:) also, a nice article of Lard, Timothy Setd, Butter, Ac. Always on hand, and for sale, choice brands of Extra and Superfine Flour. oct 28 ZF.PII ENGLISH. rilHE SUBSCRIBERS have lately received | from New Y'ork, Ac., their FALL SUP PLY OF GROCERIES, embracing most ot the articles in that line, to which they invite the attention of their customers and the public | generally [oct P>] C. F ^U l I LK A CO. 17XTRACTS.—The celebrated Frangipanni \ Extracts, which have given such general satisfaction; also. Lubin s and Esput D amour, ! receiv*d’ a‘‘d '0r *11*b WHITTINGTON S, oct 28 No. S ', King Street. ROOMS FOR RENT!—Several convenient and pleasant ROOMS for rent, at the N. I \v corner of King and Washington streets.— I A,,|’ly *I)R. R. H. STABI.F.RS Drug Store, oct \—tf No. 165 King street. ^ FOR RENT.-The FRAME HOUSE, i nn the east side of Washington street, be tween Princess and Oronoco streets, at present j occupied by F. Bartenstein. Possession given ! on the 1st of November. Apply to oct 26— eo3t WILLIAM GREGORY. M FOR RENT—THE DWELLING. No. JtgilhO, King street. Apply to j oct 15—eotf _R. C. SMITH^ 0(\f\ BBLS- EXTRA and SUPERFINE FLOUR, in store, and for sale by oct 26 PERRY. PENNYBACKER& CO. MACKEREL.—No. 1 and 2 Mackerel, in store, and for sale by oct 22 JOHN A. DIXON. I AUCTION SALES. SAMUEL J. McCORMICK—Aivtiomw. TRUSTEES’ SALE OE HOUSE ANL» _L()T OX KIXO STREET, ALK.XAX Ta, VA.—By virtue of a deeil of trust exe cuted by James A. English, dated on the 31st of January. 1S57. and recorded among there 1 cords of Alexandria County, the undersigned, the trustee thereby appointed, will se!| at public auction on the 1th day of Sovtrnl*rs IS57, at V> j o chnk, M . in front of the Mayor s Office, in the i cityol Alexandria, the HOUSE and LOT. oil the north side of King street, between Patrick and Alfred streets, in the said city, and now oc cupied by said English, being the property con veyed by said deed. WM. H. FOWLK, oct —dts Trustee. BY S J. McCORMICK—Aittionkfk. SALE THIS 1)A Y. Household and kitchen furni ture, AT AUCTION.—The under signed by virtue of a deed of trust, will soli at Auction, on Tuesday, the 20th inti., at IU o'dock, at No. 221 King, between Allred and Patrick streets, a lot of Parlor, Dining-room, Chamber, anil Kitchen FURN1URE, consisting in part as iollows: 1 Mahogany Sofa; 6 Mahogany Par lor Chairs; 1 Mahogany Side-Board ; 1 Mahog any set Dining Tables; Marble Top Stands, Dressing Tables, Arc.; Carpets; Oil (;oth*; Chairs; Bedsteads: Beds and BedJing. Cottage Chamber Furniture; Cooking and Chamber Stoves. &c,&c. Tkkms .—Purchases under $20, cash ; over that sum 60 days credit, purchasers giving nego tiable notes well endorsed. oct 6—eots D. FUNSTEN, Trustee. Cif The above sale is postponed to the 30th of October. D. FUNSTEN, Trustee, oct ‘2«‘—e>ts SHIP TIMBER AND FARMS FOR SALE. —I wili sell a lot o! WHITE OAK 11M BER. standing in the woods, about 12 miles below Alexandria. Va., ou the Maryland side ot the Potomac River, nearly opposite Mount \ er non, with ea»y access to the water, where ves sels of anv size can load. Also, the following FARMS — No. I, w ithin one mile of the Potomac River, and about 12 miles below' Alexandria, contains 400 ACRES, soil very productive and easy Mworked, on which is a good DWELLING HOUSE. Barns, and other necessary out houses, and is in a good state of cultivation. No. 2 adjoins No. 1, contains about It') ACRES; soil good and nearly covered with j W’Ood. No. 3. within 2 miles of the Potomac River, about the same distance as the above from AI 4ML exandria. BUILDINGS new. soil good. JJjjjjjjyirul nearly all covered with WOOD a nd TIMBER. Contains206 ACRES. No. 1 adjoins No. 3, and of same quality, nearly all covered with WOOD and 11MBKR. ' Contains about 200 acres. No. 5, within 3 miles of Dye’s Wharf, and IS miles below Alexandria; soil productive, Build ings common. Contains 100 ACRES. No 6, about 12 miles below' Alexandria, ai d within 1 miles of the Village of Piscataway, contains about 200 ACRES, on which is no Buildings. MNo. 7 adjoins No. 6, on which is com fortable BUILDINGS; soil fair and con tains about 185 ACRES. All the above Farms will be sold low' and on accommodating terms. Enquire, at Alexan dria, Va., of J. H. MONROE, sep 2—eo2m Evergreen for sale —i offer for sale this FARM, on which I now’ reside, situa ted in thu upper corner of Prince William County, near the Ixmdoun and Fauquier lines, containing about 13UU ACRES. The improve M merits are good, consisting of a new stone DWELLING, 55 by 32 feet, Barn, Corn house, Negro houses, Overseer s house, Ice house, Spring house, Carriage house, Ac. Ibis Farm is situated in a very desirable ueighboi hood, remarkable lor its health and fine w<it»r, and is about miles from the nearest depot on ! the Manassas Road. There is on it a young ORCHARD of choice fruit, and seveial miles ; ol good Chestnut post and tail fence. Should , the size ol the farm be an objection, I will sell the improvements and 1000 acres ol the best land, making one ol the most desirable lartns in this section. It is heavily timbered, has run ning water in every field, and many line springs I scattered over the place. The purchaser can i a’so buy at private sale, the crop of Corn, (about 1000 barrels.)—the crop of Wheat I am now' seeding—Stock, Ac. 1 will also sell a bargain in the adjoining Farm ot NORTH END, con taining 600 ACRES. Price and terms to suit the times My Post Office is Aldie. Loudoun Co., Va. EDMUND BERKELEY. Loudoun Co., oct 2—eotm ADF.S1RABLK FARM FOR SAJ.K, a,I joining Brentsville, the county seat of Prince Wfilliam, containing TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES of excellent farm or grazing land, some fifty or sixty acres being bot tom land, the remainder rolling, with sufficient Mtimber, lor the use of the farm. The HOUSE is a comfortable two-story brick, with other out-buildings, and some three or lour i excellent never tailing springs of water. Also ' a line quarry ol free stone, that is unsurpassed, and easy of access and profitable. 'I he FARM I was formerly owned by John Williams. Any i one desiiiug to view the property and know the terms. can call on M. M Roseberry, near Brents ! viile. or J. M. Roseberry, No. 314, King street, Alexandria. J. M. ROSEBERRY, M. M. ROSEBERRY, Prince William County, je 25—eotl \r ALU ABLE LAND IN ALEXANDRIA COUNTY, FOR SALE.—The undersign ed having 300 acres of Land in his farm, w ill dispose ol from 10“ to 200 acres, i.i lots to suit purchasers Said Land is situated 3 miles iroin iU f Ann Ut-ntiro nn the Columbia. Turnnike. '••V *5 7 - - ■ # ’ and about the same distance from Alexandria and Georgetown. Those wishing to purchase i Land, near the three cities, will do well to call • on the subscriber, as I deem it unnecessary to describe the Land or neighborhood, as it is pre sumed that those wishing to purchase will ex* 1 amine the propeity before purchasing. S. B. CORBETT. Washington, sep 17—2awtl WANTED.—The subscriber wishes to pur chase^ for his own use, a MAN SER* V’ ANT who is a good waiter; also, a W usher, Ironer, and a Cook—none would suit but such as have been trained in genteel families, and can come well recommended—for such liberal prices will be given, and a good borne. Address Kinon I*. O., Jefferson County, Va. j 1 WM. F. TURNER. Jetferson County, Va , sep 24—wtf Valley female institute, w«. Chester, Va —The fourth annual ression of this Institution will commence September 1st, IM07, and continue live months. The Board of Instruction is complete, and superior advan tages are 0tiered lor a thorough and polite edu • cation. For further inlormation, send and get a catalogue. S. P. YORR, A. M., G. LA MONTE, A. B, Principals and Proprietors. Winchester, jy 7—eoly I T\TOTICE.—All persons having claims against the estate of Lewis Eomoxos, dec’d , are requested to present the same to the subscribers with a view to their settlement. Those indebted to the estate are heieby requested to pay the same, without delay. A. H. SETTLE, ) * , . ■ J. J. EDMONDS, $ Adm 8 Paris, Va, sep 17—eotf ; OUGARS, MOLASSES, &c~AT REDUCED ^ PRICES.—Porto Rico and Cuba Sugars; aLojCiushed, Powdered, and Clarified Sugars, just received, and for sale at low prices, by T. M. McCORMICK k BRO, oct (J Theatre Building. B8RKKLKY WARP. ATTORN NT AT LAW, WaRBBXTOIT, Fancier UoCSTY, VIR61XIA. »■ Practice* in the Court* of Fauquier and the adioininc Countie*._?et 34—eotf, T^ARM HANDS WANTED.—12 or 10 good P faim laborer* wanted immediately, on the Mount Zephyr Farm. Apply on the Farm, sep 5—eotf _ _ WOOL, purchased by je2 ROBINSON k PAYNE.