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En!TT BT I. C.4 E. FO WLER, Ii Pnbliihed Is Goodion, Va. avo rrKiaatD bt tb r UO ' li 1 ET O 21 AT TIB rOLLOWIMO litlli Jtie copy, on year, 11.30 One copy, six months, 1.50 To clnb of ten or more, (per copy) 1 00 For the campa'ten, 50 J'ayrhmt in Adnanct. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondence Riving new Item, Infor. viation In regard to arcnl'ure, or anything tending to promote tb Interest "f the peo ple, I fsswpeetfnlly tsolicitH. Wtlte non bat one nide of the paper. No ttention i paid to anonymous communication. ZPIROir ESS lOTVIL.. V. L. TnlK, A- Tri.KSOtl tors h rrjLKEKSorj, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, GOUDSUN-BHl.-iTUL, VA. Will practice in the Courts of Washington, Russell, Scotland Lee counties. OFFICE, la Lancaster building aug It.J ATTORNEY AT LAW, BRISTOL, TENNESSEE. WILL practice in the Courts of Tenne ssee and Virginia. Special attention lo all business in Bankruptcy. Office went end Nickels' House. Aug. 14 108 tf H. LI FOE502X, Attorney at Law and fJolleotinj- Agent, ELIZABETIITOX, TENNESSEE, ang Mth. IPCS. f .A.J. BROWN. 8. J. KIRKPATRICK. BROWN & KIRKPATRICK, LAWYERS, JONES BOROUGH, TENNESSEE, a' H. tf JOSEPH T. CAMPBELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ABINGDON, VA. 1 PRACTICES regularly in tbe Courts of VVasbingtaw, JSmith. Kasecsl and Scott Jouutiea, is the Circuit Court of Lee Coun ty, and the District Court at Abingdon. July 24. ms. Ora J- B. McLIN, O. C. KINO. Bristol, Term. Bloantville, Tenn. McLIX KIXG, Attornai at Law & Solicitors in Chancery. WILL give their attention to such busi ness as may be committed to their eare. OotUrtiom n &mA- WVif f 'trytiuit and JSnnt Tennenret Atttndtd ta rromji!iy. Aug. 14, 1)W8. CHARLES R. VANCE, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, ESTILLVILLE. SCOTT CO., VA. I T Vi.VG r.-ent'v removed from Bristol. Li Tean , sji4 luc ited feisx-Wf, perma nently at KstiHvilie, Scott comity Va., will practice in the several Courts in the coun ties of Lee, Scoot, KusseiL, Wise and Wash ington, Va. 1?". Prompt aUentie gtvew to collec tions :u the above named cuaatie. Ccm vauuiatlons will hereafter ee addressed to mi it above. aug4ltf Attorney at Law and Collect ia? Agent, UNION DEPOT, TENN., Will prssotiee in tbe Circuit Courts of Jreeoe, Hawkins, Wasuingtota Jr4 Sullivan counties. arsal in the Federal oowrt at Knox vrille, and wilt ttead promptly a all busi ness intrusted to his care, isicWidiag the CtlUttunvf CUnmu against rh iorernment. faufiH !Kti8 J. WOOD, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BLUSTOL, VA. TENN, WILL PRACTICE IN THE COURTS of Washington, Scott, and Lee Coun ties, Va-, and Sallivaa and Washington, Tenn. Particular attention paid to eases ia Bankruptcy and the Collection of Claims. Office West emd Nickeli House. aug 14 IdoS Id. L. BLACKLEY. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND COLLECT ING AGENT. Bbihtol, Va. & T.mk. WILL practice ia tbe darts of Sii'livwn, Washington, Carter, Green and Hawkins Counties, Teaaessee.and Washington C tj. Virginia. tT Prompt attention will he given teall business iavtrastied to aim. Ottioe west end Nickles House. Aug. 14. 16S. tf CHARLES J. ST. JOHN, Attorney at Law and Collecting Agent, BLOL'NTVILLE, TENN., WILL attend promptly to all buaine' ntrastedfr him in upper Eas X Mae. ul? lb''rt. ,f DEADER1CK i DEADERICKS, TT0aNEY3 AT LAW ADD SOLICI TOES IN CHANCEEY. ADDRESS : J. W. DEADERICK, Knoxvtlle, Teii or W. V. UEADKRICK, Blountville, fnan. J O. DEADEKIWK, Bristol, Tenn. i t ti.ii.au IntraoteJ ta their care will attended to. Claims col leeted ia any part of upper East Tennes ate. uK 1 -J Metiirn. TO TH PUBLIC GFNERALLY. DR3. XEMPLETO.V & CARTER, having i ermanently located in KnstoJ, Tenn., would aeapectfully aunouuce to the public generally that tiey are now prepared to treat Caaaer, in all its forms, without the use of tha Inife. They have in thoir hands reuedyavkich has been used successfully ta Bunlruf eases, end having a thor ough knowMg f Uediciue, none need fear to place ihetnse'vea under their cara nd treatmeut. They will also gira par licular attention to DISEASES OF TBE YES, Back at Strabiemuss, (croee-eyea, ) Ptery. giuia Catawot, Chrouic Iunamatious, 4o. Persoas wiehiag to place theajsulvee under ur treatment can proeure tari iu our Iowa at a low prioo, or. if they prearit.we will iit them at their homes. AUuamu loatioas promptly answered. AddrtM TEHPLKTON A CARTER. Box 1 1, BriHtol, Tana. (Office ia tha Lancaster Bailiing.l .aug 14 laii DR. WM. N. VANCE, LATfc of Kiugiport, resides id Bristol -He will attead to professional calls from town and country. OFFICE, in King' Block drat door ou. Jkt right op suir 1t D a, J. B. WINSTON, uKrta.S his trofeioal service to tUs iliens af Bristjl and vicinity. Keaidene at Vrof. Win.tju s; 1st dooi v ilr. A. K. Moor'. augJS,3m TOL IT. l ntnt. DR. DUNN, 3)ental Surgeon, ' Abinodom, Va. JCJ Visits Bristol every friday and Sat urday- Olfice on Main Street, on door west or r.nscr s I'rug More, Visits Marion every other Tuesday and edneday. Ofiice at jilajor ilaller's Big. 14, I8ti. ly JOHN KETS, M.D. D. D. S. A GRADUATE in both Medicine and Dentistry, but who devotes his time ex clusively to Dentistry, will be found at bis otlice, next door to Elisor's Drue Store, at all times, exoept when professionally absent. He will visit Blountville n Monday of each Court week. He will also be at Jones- ville. Lee county, at the Circuit Court. Aug 14-tr MlLLlSEHr J. FELLIIEIMER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer MILLINERY GOODS Ribbons, Ladle's Friend rials and Manufac turer Ladies rloaks, &c. 11 Njrth Howard Street. Baltimore. nov 13 ly One Square from Howard House. MILL1NKKY & MAN1UA MAKING 9 Misses Peer man & Lucado have aaocitd themselves t-ther li th pnfpose of car. rying on the Millinery aud Man'ua-llakiu business. Tbey are now oix-ning a hand. some and fashionable stock ot F'all and Win ter Bonnets, Hats, R bbons, Flowers, Feath ers, ie., which bave been selected with great care. By lor e experience and by giving strict attention to business tbey hope to merit a share of tlie public patronage. They intend to sell goods as low as any bouse. l amellar attention paid to catting and BKking Dresses. Rooms at the V lrginia IIone. L. A. PE iRHAN. L. W. LUCADO. Oct. 16 tf JILLINEUY GOODS. Mrs. B"ttie Gallawav Is now receiving her tali and ointer goods tor IS tig embracing -'n h articles as are usuall; fonnd (n ber line. Sne n torus her thanks tor lormer pat mnsare and begs a continuance of the same. Sh wiilouvu her stock ou Friday, Oct. 23, IstiS, coosisiing of bonnets, bata and patterns, to which she invite tbe attention of th ladies and piclvc gcnrally. s P E C I A L NOTICE TO THE LADIES. ffe Owing to the scarcity of money and bard times, e are determined to sell oar Pattern Ilonnet Ht Grently itettiired Prloen! Anyone iu want of a nice Bonnet will Hud It to their interest to call, a we are deter mined to sell. Rootue at the Virginia House. Entrance from allv Front street. Nov. S. tf PEARM AN fc LUCADO. TAILORS & I 'LOTHIEHS. ILLIAM U-STKATTON, w 1 FASHIONABLE TAILOR, At II. C. Caldwell's Jewelry Establishment. Will be pleased to serve the citiiena ot BristoKioodson and surrounding country, on short notice and guarantees good fits and latest fashions in Panta. Vests and Gent's Oress Coats. Will also furnish pat terns for suits, samples of which Biay be seen by calliug on m. aug-JeUf W- G. STRATTON. A'O.4 H WALKER CO., CLOTHIERS, MESCHANT TAILORS, AMI) DKALRBS IS GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, A'o. 4.5 Sycamore Street, PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA, July 'J4, 1HJ8-I?m S' Uunl.H MRS. CHANCEAULME'3 SCHOOL bhlSTOL, TKSS. miHS SCHOOL WILL OPEX J Si fttemhr T, lM"1. And close Jane 18'h, lfi'J. The term will embrace two Seasicna of twenty weeks. Ttrms per Srssion: Ortborraphy, R'-ailirg, Writing, Primary Arithmetic and Goa-raphy, . f 50 Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geography, History, First Leseoasio English Composi tion. $10,M Higher English Brancfce, - . - 120)14 Latin and French, each, . . 10.00 Music on Piano and Guitar, each, 20.nfl Embroidery, - - . - - - - 10.00 Contingent Fee, 1,50 No deductions made except to cases o protracted sickness. TEKMS-One bslf payable la advance, the other at close of the session. Having procured aid of competent asMstaats, we are prepared to receive all who may wish to patruuie the school. Board ran be bad on reasonable terms In good laoiilirs. Ane. 14. tf rilUOUAS BRANCH CO , 1 KiCHMrtSD, r.4. WOOJfAS BRANCH so S, L PKlEtiSlVR1. VA ! jBANCn, SONS co, oa Bankers & Ccmimcii fetati oct ly. PO USURIES. TiRlSTOL FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP. ENCOURAGE HOME MANUFACTURE. v are new prepared to furnish all kinds f Castings in our line, and do finishing with proniptucs and in th best manner. Ae has spared no pains iu Biting Bp our works, and w trat our enterpnse will be appreciated, and that w will be liber, ally patroaiied by the eitueus of Bristol anil tk surroundiug eountry. ProHtic taken in eichange f. r Casting. ,epl II Bf 1.IXON. SMITHACo. ARION FOCN"THY AND MACHINE JI SUIT. MARIOS. SMYTnE CO, VA. AU k'uds of tasnnr mad promptly lo order. W variety of I'aiiern for Water M,ll Gearing and pay r"'l kiuds of Casting e'i "i er n 9 us, a iarE ter n heels aud attention lo . . -1. ..r our DUsuies. septlltf G.G.GOODELLiCo. BRISTOL, VIRGINIA & TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1863. Loujgvillo and Norfolk. Three l'ritrtit nhlr Kotttea for a Jlailrwtit. There are three routes, says the Norfolk Journal, by wl.irU to reach Norfolk from Lonivile the first is from the latter city to Cumberland Gup, tie second lo Found Gap, and the thlid via Crab Oichard, and London, Ky., to Cumberland Gap. The first two routes are the same Bp to Harrods burg, and from that point it has not ben decided whether the track shall be laid to Cumberland Gap or to Found Gp. It is but a few months since the charter was obtained, and tue Immense inirtaoce of tbe Improvement bas attracted" tbe atten tion ot the wealthy financiers ot tbe North west. There will be no difficulty in ob taining tbe mean, as one million ( dollars can be got irora at. Louis when wanted ; besides, large amounts from other point in Indiana aud Illinois, whose capitalist see tbat a very large portion iT the Nor'h-west mu.s'1 secure an outlet at Norfolk. It Is ah so said that Eistern capital cau be obtained almost without limit. We may take it tor granted that one of these route will be commenced without much deUy, the only question being at wmcn gap It shall reacQ V irginia. The preference seemed at first for Cumberland Gap ; but oow it seems that Pimnd Gap stands a chance of being chosen the east era terminus of the Louisville, Hirrods burg and Virginia Railroad. The cost of tbe route from Harrodsbnrg, Ky., to either Gap mens to b be about equal. If tbe terminus t at Cumberland Gap, the road to conoect with o t rocsoli. datrd line will strike the latter at Bristol ; if the terminus Is at Pt und Gap it will strike It somewhere near Wytbevhle. What concern ns is the vet of these two coneections. Tne road from Pound Gap to Wytn ville cannot be lexa than one hundred and sixty nii'es lung ; the features of tbe country are ery rujged, and we lear present many very serious obstruc tions. Tbe connection frcm Cumberland Gsp to Bristol is not more tbaa ninety five miles, about twenty-five miles of which are al ready graded, leaving only irventy.five miles to be constructed. This line is called tbe Virginia and Kentucky railroad, and was chartered before tbe war; but iu con struction was stopped by it. The route Irom Louisville to Norfolk would be somewhat more dinct by Pound Gap, but then the nnconstr icted distsnce troui Cnmbrrland Gap to the consolidated line at Bristol is less tuan one-half tbe dis tance from Pound Gp to Wjtheville. This fact, we think, should induce tbe Louisville Llarrodsburg and Virginia line to select Cumberland Gap a tbeir Eastern termi nus. And now for what I In our option the most practicable route Irom Louisville to Norfolk one which i already, for its great er portion, completed, and all of which can be fiuished several jears before the line through Harrod-burg can be built. That great and wealthy corporation, the Louisville and Nashville line, bas a branch already completed from Btrdstovrn to Crab Orchard, and will in aix months mora bave it extended to London, Ky. This latter point is only forty-lour miles from Cumber land Gap, and tbe directors of the Louis ville A Nashville road declare in their report tbat one of tbe objects of the extension of this southeastern branch of tbeir road is to meet the Virginia and Kentucky road from Bristol to Cumberland Gap, of which, as we said above, bat seventy-five miles are yet to be finished. As soon as we can construct these seven ty five miles, tbe branch of tbe Louisville aud Nashville road will be at Cumberland Gap to meet it. As the Louisvil.e, liar rodsburg and Virginia line has Dot yet been begun, and a we mav regard the branch of tbe Louisville and Nashville road a built as soon a we build our connection from Bristol to the Gap, we think that every irt sboild be made to complete tbe lat ter. By reference to tbe map we shall see that this Bir.lstown branch is nearly as di rect as tbe Harrodsburg road. The war bas left our people In Virginia so poor tbat the road from Bristol to Cum berland Gap must lag, if measnrea are not taken to urge it completion. When finish ed, tbe bnsinesa on ttie consolidated line will be at once qutdrnplrd, aud it will b- made the very best paying rtock in tbe Str . The consolidated liue should therefore stretch every nerve to build it, and we trust lb A it will undertake it, either by it self or in conjunction with lh Louisville and Nashville railroad, or the Hanodsburg road if the latter can mrnih tbe funds. If no arrangement can be nude by either of these corporations, we call the attention of Northern and Western capitalists to this Virginia and Kentucky road from Bristol to Cumberland Gap. Money is in it and plenty of it too; for oier this short lint: will have to pass all the commerce of the great Northwest on its way lo Norfolk, which must be the port to receive the most of it, and which must be th greatest emporium between the Atlantic aud the Pacific. All that is now wauting to connect us with San Francisco is this little link of seveuty five mile ; the route from Norfolk to tbat city i the most direct between the oceans, and we must reap tbe unequalled advanttges of eur poeiiloo. While, we in this State have not the means to finish this connection, the capitalists at the N'ortb and Weal oimM to see tbeir own Interest clearly enoiuu to advance the money to construct seventy five miles of road, over which Is destined to psas the trade and travel of a great con linent ; aye, and ol the world. THE SI'AXISII l'EOVLL. A lilH(1oni Without a liiii'f livpubiiean without a lie public. (Madrid (Nov. 9) dr. of London Times. Prim has been twitted with tbe absurdity of proposing "a monarchy without a moo. arch." He has retorted by a taunt to bis adversaiea that they would proclaim "a re. public without republicans." Both of these assertion were true a month ago. Are Ihey still correct at this moment f Most decidedly Prim has not tound his monarch. Indeed, by bis hesitation and inaction, by his unaccoautatde reticence, he bas almost broeght tbe country to despair of a monarch and be ha shaken tbe na tion's faith in a n onarchy. Kings do not In our days fl down from heaven, nor do they come of joung drover lo.kiug for their father's asses, ur as middel-aed travellers drivin t town in their gigs with their wives, ad accepting cb omens as! lb fi ghl of wild Dirrw wiay porieou. it is for lime alone t show whether it was owing wi mere chance or te deep oalculatioa that Prim has brought tbe country to its present oreduament. Bt, whatever way fcava or may be, Prim' real purpoa there can be litt l doubt as to bis ability to work it ont. Were Prim to cast tbe weight of his sword ia behalf of a republic (and it ia bv no meann inivible that be may be driven to th. " tri' end It is by . i --ii.i. th.t Ii. Ilas a, ted no.,n that plan from the U-giuuiug,) a republic no means - . i i -si asisi i i..ii.ii may still be the tiosl.ot. Bat if Cast.-lnr's views are to he realized in spite of Prim and the army, there must be either a coi flict in which the army may be overpowered, or a Combination by whicu 'be army may b- woo over or neutralized. So lorg as tli. army xi-ta in Spain the miHU ry Iu, with It ; it lies usually with its leaders. No doubt republicaaism has of late advanced with great atridis. Mon archy is 'iH without a monarch, but repub licauism is no longer at a ks for republi cans. They number thousands here in Madrid hundred of thotissad in the northeastern and southwestern provinces. Every hour that is lost swells their num bers, enlis' iu their behalf the people's sympathies, associates with their general aims a variety of l.eal ambition", a roulti. mde of piers mat interests. Republican Utopianism finds a ready ally in that self. whose only principle is success, yet which by mere weight ensures success. Every day tbe provisional government bas less lo give, every day adds lo tbe disappointed, to the discontented lis'.. Every dav, lor angnt we know, may bring on the eonfiici; there is lit. lie doubt as to its result so long as the army retains its compact altitude, ohedient to one will, devoted to one roan. Prim seems to be penetrated with the importance of this fact ; be setns all engrossed with bis own administratis ; he seems bent on no other object than to make the army bis own. Prim's silent but assiduous work should not be forgotten. It is by its lizht that i n-i should read Senor C-istelar's effu sion ; by ii light tbat we should endeavor to come to the issue of any possible con flict. There is one oint in which no inno vation whatever baa been effected In Spain ; Spain still bss ber army. She is still, she is more than ever at the mercy of that army. That army may harbor no s nister designs. U may wish lor no conflict ; it may long tor hearty and thorough fraternization. Its leader may meditate no encroach ment on popular liberties. He may, on the contrary, aspire to their fullest devel opment and corsiiidation. Still tbat army an I its leader must be taken into account iu every movement. Should the movement lead to a collision Bo one can answer for the consequences It is not a republic that fa to be feared; it is tbat three days' anarchy which is sure to lead to no one knows how long a period of military dicta torship. Motlern Astronomy. Otaervaiions demonstrate that the star Sinus i receding from our earth at the rate ol 40 mile in a second of time, 2,400 miles in a minute. In other words, a space equal lo that between Philadelphia and New Orl eans is passed over la a single minuie, and 144.0UU miles of rogr3 are made In every hour. When we rrdect that this recession has been going on lor ages, and yet tbat Sinus presents to us tue same appar ent magnitude, we are enabled to form some faiul idea of tbe enormous size of this huge sun of the almost Inconceivable veloc ity with which tbe stellar bodies are living through space, aud of the immeasurable li tem i t iLat great universe which atl'oida a tleld for such magnificent movemenia. Ifourowu aoiar system, with it great central orb, the sun, and its attendant p'au. eta, wnere all the celestial phenomena dis cernable by tbe eye ot man, the group would be a glorious subject of contempt, tion. The immense orbits of onr planets around the central orb, with their astonish ing regularity and unvarying accaracy, should of themselves attract ttie inieuseal curiosity and admiration. But when be. yond this vast magnitude and complexity we may observe iu the lar ether the stellar sstem. witn its myriads ot suns, each one ol which, ia all probability, has a coogerie worlds around it invisible to Us, tbe stupen dous spectacle almost coufouada our com- prehension. But even this vastness and profusion of celestial phenomena constitute only tbe threshold lo that infinity of splendid suns wnich stud the outer domain of tne great universe ; for there is ttie Milky Way, one misunderstood and underrated as a mere nebulosity, exalted by tbe superior power ol Lord lto,' telescope into a system of brilliant auus, too vast acd graud to be fully comprehended by man. But when we learn that tbat telescope, applied to only a limit ed sec u on of the Milky Way, brought with in the scope of bunian vision more than eighty thoussud suns, we may be aided a little ib our search after infinity. Tnat far beyond even this brilliant ring of tuns there ' retch ont into the uofatbomed abysst ot space, on every side ol us, forever and tor. ever, with no possible lituilaiion, other aud vaster systems even than these, wbat rea sonable man can rUiub'. I A limitless void beyond what is invisible to ns would seem to be bat an unmeaning blank iu tue crea tion, aud is, moreover, inconsistent with as. tronomical observation. With every gain in the way of telescopic improvement, the heavens are sounded mire deeply, and the new sens are brought into view ; and it baa been lirly auppoeed tbat il au improve, ment in telescopic, capacity could go on coutu, Billy increasing, the whole firmament might be resolved luto one Ubbroken cauo pj of Uame and light To iueu unaccustomed to lift their eye to the starry worlds arouud them, such lan guage might appear extravagant. But the scientific astrouomer s for ti ties hi hypoth eses by proofs so tenable even to the sim plest understanding that it is difficult to resist tbe suolimeet of his impreisious. He calculates for ua to the niceity of minutes aud aecoods the eclipses and ocultaiious oc curring in our solar s;s em, so thai tbe most siuipls observer, through a piece of smoked !a, way verity the sailitul proguoistic. being ihusasaured that the astronomer is a deaier m sober verities, we may well attord to u list him further, and lo receive as near, ly accurate those interesting maps ot the m on, with its conical niounlaius, and ol Mars, with bs curtou intei mixture of oceaua with the dry land which so marked, ly distinguished ii surface.' We may well grant en deuce, also, to th patient ol'aer. viuon, ol science, when w are assured that in sd.liisju to the marvellous evolutious within ou' solar srsiam, each of which is an aslouiniiug apetacle, the entire system, sua aud pianola, are moving at the rate of one hundred and fifty million miles per annum in a vast orbit or a direct fliitht to wards one of tbe sun wbick constitutes the Pieudes. What other and vaster movement there may be in tbe great cycle of infinity com prehended in the phrase Illimitable space, who cau venture to say f Bet In wbat is al ready demonstrated to exist in the (tarry domain which nightly meets our liptared ze, there la surely enough to excite emo tions oi wonder, admiration aud curiosity. t'liUUtpiua L'. $. Uatttte. A very careful estimate of the number of white men disfranchised to Missouri by the constitutional test-oath fixes tbe flrur at iij.ouO. Ia St. Louis aud county alone there are lrt.ixio () In th Smb. aud Ninth districts there ar Ii,?,'M). Th State Constitution will probably be so amended before IrlTO as to allow the di.Pr0'incd to t at or before tbe next Presidential elcc- t:oo. Ihe Indian War-Unfile of Gen. CiiMter with the Sarnae Defeat of th lmlititi and iPrntrurtion of J heir I Ulagrg-tUiDHHltieii, ,te. WasiiixoToir, December 2. The report of General Sheridan Is dated Norih Candi. sn river, at the juction of Beaver Creek, Ind ian Territory, via Fort HaTes, Nove ru ber -sib, an I ia addres-cd to General Nich ols, General Sheridan's adjutant at St. Lou. is, and Is as f dlows Grx rjl : I have th" honor to report, for the information of the Lieutenant General, the following operations of Gen. Custer's command. On Nov. 23d I ordered him to proceed with eleven conipanlea of his regi ment of the seventh cavalry in a southerly directien towards the Antelope Hills, -n search of hi si lie Indians. Ou the L'tiih be "'tuck the trad of a war party of Black Kettle's band returning Irom tie north, uear where the eastern line of the Pan. handle of Tens crosses the main Cand an. He at one corralled bis wagons and follow, ed in pnr-u.it to the head waters of the Washita, thence don that stream, and ou the morning of the Sl7:h aurprised the oimp of Black Kettle, and after a desperate fight, in which Black Kttle was assisted by the Arrapahoes under Little Raven, and the Ki owss under Satanta, captured tbe entire camp, killing the chief, Illack Kettle, and one hundred and two Indian warriors, whese bodies were left on the field; ail tbeir stock, amuuitioo, arms, lodges, rohes, and 63 women and tlree chl dren. Our lo was Msjor Elliot, Capta'n Hamilton, and 19 enlisted men killed. Brevet Colo-,ei B,r. nitz was badly wounded. Brevet Lieuten ant Colonel T. W. Custer, Second Lieuten ant E.J. March and 11 enlisted men wound ed. Little Raven's ban! of Arrapahoes and Satanta' band of Kiowas were encamp, ed six miles below Biack Kettle's camp. About MXJ or 9'S) animals captured were shot ; the balauce kept for military purpos. es. Tbe highest credit is due General Cus ter and bis command. They started in a furious storm, and traveled all the hile in snow about 12 inches deep. Black settles ana utile Havens families are among the prisoners. It was Black Kettle's band who cotnml'ted the first di-predation on tbe Saiine and Soloinan rivers iu Kau. sas. The Kansas regiment h just come in. They missed the trad and lia-t lo straggle in the snow storm, the Vrses sutTr-ring much in flesh, and the men liviug on oulf ilo meat and otuer game tor eight davs. If we can gel one or two more good blows mere will be do more Indian troubles in my depart ment. We will be pinched in onr ability to supply, and nature will present many ditB caltie In our winter operations, but we bave stout hearts, aud will do our best. Two while children were recaptured. One white woman and one boy ten years old were brutally murdered by tbe Indian women when the attack commenced. P. II. Sheridan-, Mijor-Generl Commanding. The Lyiulibury Iron Work. We alliivied on Friday morning to a visit to the L)Bchburg Iron Works, or Rolling Mill, four mile above the city. It is re freshing to visit a place to wide awake and full of life and energy. A hundred bands are bu-y plying their various occupations, (to be increased to tLree hundred before long,) and the red hot rails are rolled Into shape with amazing rapidity. The bnge block cf iron are taken Irom the furnace at a heat; they are then wheeled to the immense rollers through a succession of which each rail is passed thirteen timea, each roller being smaller than the preceed ing inn, when it comes out a perfect rail with the exception of sawing otf the end, which is douu by a circular saw in tbe same manner tbat a piece of wood is severed. The rail is then ready for use. It takes only about a minute to pass il through the rollers. The skill with which the work men manage it in transitu is astonishing, by means ol tongs and clamps and swing ng supports they seem to handle tbe great masses of iron as easily a children do their toys. At the same time the work must be very heavy and arduous. Tbey are manufacturing now at these works about thirty-lwo ions of rail per day, l ho' it ia intended to increase tbi quantity largelv. The rails now being mad-i are for the Virginia and Tennessee UailroaJ, and are of a very surperior character. The contract for supplying tbi road will occn. py tbe works a loog time. And when tbat is completed, there are many other tracks in Virginia and tbe Somb to be relaid, so that lliere is plenty of work ahead for them. N' XI enr we hope tbat a large part of of tue track of the Lvocbburg and Da-iviile road wul be ready for tbe rails, and this mill by all means must snpp'y them. Then, there are the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Valley roads, both of which will soon be in the market f r rails, not in mention the Cumberland Gip and the Keutucky road to the Virginia, both of wliicll will inev.tably bo made. S that the field is a wide one for the sale of rails. If these mills were to increase their manu. facture to an hundred tons per dav, we dare say that they would be behind tfie de mand that will be made on them before long. At present, tbey are re-rolling old rails, mainly, although puddling furnaces have been erected, aud metal U used dl rectly from tbe pig. We regard it a most fortunate thing for Lynchburg and th State tbat these works were put up. They ad rd employment for many mechanics and laborers; they furnish a market for the rich ores of our moun tains, and tbey increase tbe general thrift and enle prise. .We wish that Northern capital and energy would cart a tew more similar or kindred enterprises in our State There is room fr them, and a splendid ojieninc for profitable investment, yncA burj Virginian. WutT SroNr.waLL Jai xsosi Pai inwrn. Referring to Mr. E. A. Pol lard 'a statement that Stonewall Jackson once proposed thai his men should be slriped naked and make a night attack upon the Yankees, u A Vir ginian" writes to ihe Sivanuab A'euis that oa tbe night of the day of the battle at Fredericksburg, General Jackson suggested that the artlllerv of tbe Firat and second corps his and Lonestreet's should be eol. lecled upon tne nuis airrctiy in rrout ol the town, and a beavy fire be opened upon It; and that the men of bi corps be trir ped to the wai--, to distinguish them from tbe enemy, and, under cover of tbe artil lery tire, force tbeir way into tb town and 6avo all who were not similarly attired, ibi be may bv p' opened. Tbi Sbohthit Dars. From Wednesday Isat (the J I Dec. mbi ) to tha 14' h of It same mouth, the suu-aet tour is fixed at 4 '.'H. The twelve shortest afternoons will occur aithiu tho daieo. After the Uih the afternoons I'll begia to lengthen, mornings will be 'ii uiiuules shorter. The Thi sun roM ob the 30th November a 7 l4. iig tb 3 1st Decern hr ii will rise at 7. .Id, and will continue to rise at that time till Jama, rv H. Tbe shortest day, from sun rise m 'in lot, occun iweuaoer a i. awio.ti WhJ. ftsle No. 174) NO. 13. Th Mont t'eni Tunnel. The enormous enterprise of piercing the Alp with a tunnel is said to be three part finished. The Mont Cenis tunnel, which I to be seven ssd a half miles In length, was commenced iu Novemlier, W,9. Its en trance on the side of France is 3.9 Id feet above th level of the sea, near the little village of Foiirneau. On the side of Italy the eutrance is in a deep valley at Bardone che, 4,3s0 feet above the aea leve', there bring thrjs a difference of level of 434 feet. It is stated, however, that the tnnnel will actually rise 445 feet above the level of the r rencb end, attaining this height at a di tance of about four mile from that ex tremity ; la tbe remaining throe and three. quarter miles there wilttearll of o-.ly ten feet, so that this p irt of the hue will Is practically level. Tue labors connected with the preparatory works are said to have been very remarkable and eiw-o-ive, em bracing the construction of Dew and solid roads, hridees, canals, magazines, work shr-ps, forges, furnaces and machinery, reni dences for the men and office for the end neers. The rocks throngti which the exca ratio', f..r the tunnel are made, ar said to be very d.mcnlt to work. They are not uniform in lextnre and l.ardness, bnt con sist Id large part of a crystal'x.-d, calrarions shist, much broken and contorted, through which run, in every direction, large masses of pure qnartr., so that it has often hap pened, tnat the unequal res stance rfr-red to the perforator bas resulted in injury to ire chisels. Another tmmeme difficulty bas been connected with the absolute ne cessity that tbe perforating prrscesses car ried on from the two ends should be direct eo witn tne moet per;ect accuracy, a con dition the non-obaervance of which in the rase of sncn a long tunnel as the Mont Cenis would bave been fatal to the success of the work. Hence it ws necessary to survey the intermediate country before tbe work tn gin; and, according to the Barra live of tne initial labors, M to prepare acca- rate plan and aections lor tbe determina tion of the levels, to fix the axis ol the I tunnel, and to - set It out' on the mountain ion; to erect onservaTories ana gutfllng st-riials, solid, substantial and true." This difllculiy involved tbe necessity of climbing over the rocks, ravines and precipices of the ri:ged Alpine rarge, and tempests of rain sleet and driving enow. The nrvey, how- ever, wa completed with uch success that the greatest deviation from exactitude was less than a single foot for tbe whole length 01 seven and a nair miles. The tunnel is said by the litest advice to be steadily advancing, no less than 8 'J 5 8 metres of l'i,l'2ij metres (the whole length of the tunnel) baring been completed. It is beped tbat the remaining 3,261 metres will le completed early ia the year 18T1. Of all the triumphs of art over nature this will be tbe most daring and stupendous. 1 wo Funeral for One Man. A very eccentric old gentlemen, J' hn Henry Martinstein, who kept n old Cti. r osity Shop" in New Orleans, bnt who, by Lis assiduous attention to business, bad re alized a handsome fortune, has just died In that city. One of the New Orleans journal relates a very remarkable incident in bi life, which, it says, many respectable citi rDi can vouch for. Many years ago Mr. Martinstein was taken quite aick and weot otf in a trance, which so nearly resembled death that bis demise was announced, and all tbe preparations made for tbe bnrial. On tbe appointed day the coffin containing the body was placed in a handsome hearse, which, followed by a long train of mourners, proceeded towards tbe cemetery, when tbe horse snddeuly took fright and ran awav, tbe coffin being thrown violently to the ground and burst open. The surprise and fright of the spectators may be imagined wnen from the coffin was seen to arise Mr. Martinstein himself, still instinct with life, and presenting in bi burial robes a sight from which many ran beadloag away, lie very quietly walked home, protesting against being put away in so summary a ru inner, and declaring ids intention io live lor many a long day. This promise he kept religiously, as b s len-rthened hold upon life sufhciently proves. Not tbe least carious incideot connected with itbe attempted burial of Mr. Martinstein, was tbe fact that the undertaker who bad been encaged had no Idea of being cheated of wbat he fancied was bis just dues, and, upon being refused payment for bis partially performed service, brought suit for the amount, and actually obtained judgment ia hie favor in tbe lower court. Mr. Martinstein, however, took an appeal, and the judgment was reversed the court ruling that as he hid not per formed the service lor which he had con tracted, he was not entitled to pay for the same. There were tbose who followed the remains of tha old gentleman to the crave this time who were also in the cortege woen a fortunate accideut restored biui to his laruily tnd frients. GEKERat. GaaNT'e FoRri.sa. The Wash b g'ou coi respondent of lb St. Louis Deiu. oi rat says : "General Grant i rich a'ready, and by cautious investments be is destined to be very rich one day, rsnking witu tbe most opulent. He owus thirty. eight acre of land within the corporation limits of Wash, ington, worth 1 uo0 an acre. His bouse here is held at tou,000. A farm near St. Louis and bouses at Galena aud iu Phila delphia should add tJl'Ml.U'n) to the former items. Three hundred thousand -dollars will probably Dot be in excess of the Presi dent elect' poassessiotis. Meantime bis commercial traiuiug and fondnes for ma terial speculations, added to bis good luck and caution, are exemplifviug themselves la judicious operations m honorable fields, It Is altogether probable that w shall bave in Grant a Preaidnut who exercising all dn liberality and boapitality ia tbe Chief Msgistracy, will be tbe first President since Washington lobe discreet and practical lo the mansgemegt of bis private fortune. His comparative youth will permit him, honld he live to Hie average aw of Preai. dents, thirty years' duration after the ex piration uf bis term of otfiUie. Rtltimurt Sun. From tne Southern Lhurcliroau.J The Jiritol Convocation. W extract the following from General Pendleton' olhclal report of tbe convoca tion bere: iW'(uu Srroic at V'4 Connotation of AoutAi0e.sferit i'iry isia, uKik AWd 11 tiewti. .4aiuioZ, or Pall ileetitui i ( tVymia porfioa of tKt lews of Hrintot, on Uim t'a. Tenn. H. k-, on HVrrtesJay, Oct. :ieA. Iaimsnael church, Iu bich w met, is neat frame structure, al present sa.lici. ently commodious, which bss been erected through tbe nearly unaided liberality aud nergy of a few xealnus member of our cotnninnlou. in this rrowinz though almost frlt town. Quit aintularly, ib town itself lie nearly tqaaliy ia th Stalca of Virg-niaand Tennessee It main street containing. If not coratltntipg, the divldu g line boiwcvo tbem. This eonfitiou of thin, gives ria lo questions, in police and law sometimes perplexing, sometime stuui'lig. And tL aim might occur, il U obvious, ADVERTISING RATES. (Tit j. miai unm a furak.) One square, first insertion, 11.50 Each subsequent insertion, 7$ Hf A libera) discount for sUndiag ad vertisements. fc"7 Obltmry entires ovet fonr fine will be charged at advertising rates, JOB WORK Wi'I be neatly and promptly executed. Hiving provided onr ofTice with all the material Of cess try for doing good work, we appeal to the advocate of home in dustry for a liberal share of their patruawge. BLANKS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION ALWAYS ON ftaxn, Or fnmsihed at the shortest notice, at a low rate as they can be bought elsewhere. jKLXJ-Jl I. IWaBM3CgJUBBtBBBBaraaBBWi under snptiosahle eontireencies. In tha church. The edifice, however, stands dis tinctly In our own R ate and dnn-i se, and the parish Itself Is fatrlv con.idered a ithmonr jurisdiction, alilnirb som metu. bers of , the congregation reside across the Tennessee line. The building, scarcely Knlshed, had been fitted up with no little taste during the previous and current week, under the per sonal direction of so efficient a worker a our brother. Rev. Edward H. !ng. With si ght outlay be bad In so brief a time achieved a reeess chancel, handsomely car peted, and fnrnlshed wiih railing and com. monlon table, lectern and pn pit ; having oa either band a small bet convenient semi, partitioned apartment, ornamented with panels and hangings; thai on the riftht con stl utli g a vesuy-rooni, while lis counter part on the left, occupied by organ and choir, renders niinic in worship more effect ive by us more direct connection with the congregation. The . ffect, on the whole, Is pleasing, and perhaps more, through lug. gessive essoc.ltiori. The parish Itself la ynnnr, and still quite feeble; but it is alive and at work. Ann the people earnrs'ly desire, as Iber impera tively demand a suitable pastor. Cannot one be fonnd f The parl-honer will do what they can. Onr Convocation willl render tome pecuniary aid, out of its small means, for a vast missionary field ; and nmethii.g may lie hoped for from the Uiocesan Mis sionary Committee. Assistlrg cotitnbu. lions may also possibly be gotten from other sources, so that snhsi-tence Dot dispropur tionate to that of Apostol'c times, nny at least be expected. The nnerrti g .and di rect to this premising field the right la oor. w. n. P. Thb IIoo. home call tbe hog stnpld. Stupid, indeed r His intsllect I of a bicn order, snl bi instinct are as sharp as wen, a rsieor or a onar, or a steel trap. Hi conrige, wben be get hi bristle up. and chooses to ns bis tusks, make hira tbe ter. roe of both men and dog. He knows '-a baw't from a handsaw," and can tell hi feeding time as well as if he carried a clock In bis body. He is an early riser, and th fuiiliar"c-h-o-a-r k,C-ti-o a r k" ol bis feed er juat at the peep o' day never fails to be auswered. H never misses roll-call, though he cannot be called a soldier. A "bog in armor" is pil to lie the most ridiculous of all things. His S'gaciry in determining lali. tudes exceeds thai of tbe most eclcutiffo men. What wonld mankind do without tbe hog f He supplies food to millions. He i the great crop ol the great West. Tboe who are too distant from market to sell their gram and trukk prod net feed tbem to the bogs, and then sell tbe bocs, thus killing two birds with one stone. Bread i called "the staff of life," tbe bog is hie iUelf. The oenaty in her silks and aaliua may turn from him in disgust as he emerge from bi (ty all reeking with mire, hut she est him, and enjoys bim, too, wben be appears oa l he table. It has been observed by tbose secnstouied to cater for the public, that the favorite diet cf ladies renerallr. however delicate and dainty, ia skoat. The hog is a mighty lastitatira a power In tbe land. I o spile of his snout, of his brislea, of hi grant, of hi fonl habits sad his perverse ways, tbe hog rieservea to be held In high esteem; to be treated kindly while living, and to be killed genily, and It D ss Utile pain possible, when bia time Come. The time of many ia al band. The Cuban llevolution. Tbe following ia the official statement la reference to tbe revolution bow in pregres in Cuba. It win he perceived tbat the revolutionary junta declare they will not Is y down their arm until Spain shall have recrgnizad their independence : Havana, Nov. 25, 1W3 To the Editor of tbe New Orleans Times : As representa tive of the --Provisional Republican Gov ernment of Cuoa," established in the town B.jaiuo, we consider it onr duty to addrera yon in regard to certain vague rumors prop. agated by tbe Spanish autnorites and tbt-ir adherents, with a view to mislead public opinion a to tbe real fact in tbe case. Il bas been asserted by these, and tbe rumor has spread so widely as to bave gained credence with tbe uninitiated, even in this city, tbat tbe patriot army now hold ing Bayaroo I about to lay down Its arm, in accordance with a treaty propoaed to the leader by Count Balmaseda, the general of tbe Spanish forces. Il I said tbat the spaniau l.entral, with tb approval of the Captain Geueral, proposed that an armis tice ahould be accepted until tbe tweeting of the Spanish Cortes ; that if the Cor lea adopted a republican goverment the pal. riota ahould then lay down their aims ; if. on the coutrary, a monarch ial form of g .v. erumeut should be adopted in Spain, ihat they should beat liberty to proceed as Ihey deemed proper. Later il was said ibat this alnots bad agreed ti. lay down their aiur at ODce, on the rndition tbat lb Captain General should guarantee that all ihe re forms established in the Peninsula should be extruded to Cuba. Both these report are so ridiculous a hardly to merit a refutation. By accepting the fl ist proposal the patriot would have everylMi g t lose and nothmg to gin, for before lh Corte meet aud arrive al a de. cis on in regard to the form of government to be adopted la Spuiu, the reinforcement Dow on their way Irom Spain will have ar. rived here. By delay the Spaniard wight ga n a great advantage; and to obtain thi delay, oiue such proo.nion wrre made to Ihe chiefs of lb revolution, but re unhesitatingly and scoiuiully rejected. The Idea of tbeir baviug accepted the aeold proMwal ia limply ridiculous; they ar d-h fi3iiDg lor reforms, bnt lor Independ ence. So far from these tateasents being true, we, who are fully Informed of everytbii g going on, and particularly well iuforuied a to tb plan ol the revolutionary leaden, with wboia we are Iu communic ation, beg lo aasmrl aaoet oaillvely Ibat, to far front beiut disped I lav down our anus, w are about m strike a blow that will echo ob tb comment. We will lay do onr arm when Spaia -hall bave reocge 'd our lud peudeucw. and Dot before, no withstand n g Spanish assertions and rumors lo tbtctu trary. By ordrof the Revolutionary Junta, now In Maso in tb cut of Havana, Ihe 2tb, day of November, lata. The see rats ry. A i toii io Luc. Pn-oani to an advertised notUe, the "Imernaiional Compaoy ol the City of Nor folk" convened al lh Corn Exchange ye, lerdas alt! o'clock nxio, and afiuraoai unimportant pceee.il .a-s adjourned to meet in Kuotviilu, Tenn., the second Wednes day it February next for permanent organ. Izatloa. Lynchburj paptri l'JA. "You sr very stupid, Thomas, aald a country teacher o a litii boy sight year old. You ar llx a donkey, and what do Ibey do lo cure liirui of stupidity " Tbey feed tbem beltai and kick Ibclb Its," said the arcb luile urchin.