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THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND The sovereign of, (he British nation has at length emerged from the strict se clusion which she has maintained since the death of her consort, about four years ago,—a seclusion in which she seemed abandoned to morbid grief, from which the often hinted or expressed prayers of her subjects could not (tall her forlli. It is customary for tho sovereign to open ParliamentatiUuunuulsession by "read ing an address," the said address having been usually written by the ministers of State and read hy some high officer. This year, (four weeks ago,) to the joy of all Great Britain and the especial delight of all the London shopkeepers, the Queen most graciously vouchsafed (as they would express it) to visit Parlia ment ami open it according to her old custom, after four year's intermission. The scene was so exciting, not tossy un comfortable to the spectators, that we will give some account of it to our read ers. It must be premised that a grand procession of robed dignitaries had first thoroughly searched the cellars with lanterns, (as was described iv the Gazette last week,) to make certain that uo Guy Fawkes was lurking "To blow up Queen "and Parliament With dreadful guupow.llre." No horrid monster was founil, ami consols held tlit-ir own in 0011—muling. The great day arrived, and au immense concourse of people collected to witness tlie pageant of the Queen's procession from Buckingham Palace to the Parlia ment House, a distance of about half v mile. It started in due season. Seveu coaches, each drawn liy six cream colored horses, conveyed the royal party aDd their attendants. The crowd were curious and courteous, but not demon strative; the bells of tlie neighborhood rang forth their merriest peals, and joy ous music rilled tho air of a beautiful, May-like day. The sceue changes to the interior of the House of Lords, which was crowded, while the galleries were packed with a throng of people gorgeously dressed. Of the Queen her self w_ learn that " She was looking exceedingly well stout and in food spirits as anybody had aright to expect. With her usual tact she had changed her black dress for pur ple of so dark a hue as to look like mourning-hut royal mourning-triui med with miniver and crape, and wore her favorite Mary Stuart head-dress, full of melancholy suggest! veness, oriia metited with brilliants, and a small coronet of sparkling sapphires and dia monds. She had on, also, a diamond necklace and cross (the latter containine, a miniature of her dead huahantl), the Koh-i-noor as a brooch, the star of the Order of tlie Garter, and the Victoriii aud Albert Order." When the Queen had taken her seat, the members of tho lower house were admitted, and with what dignity they entered, may be learned from the fol jo wing account glveu by an eye wit - ncsa : "There was presently heard outside a liullaballoo, a wild uproar, us of Donny brook broken loose; and then there lit erally bundled into the bar the Speaker 1 and Sergeaut-at-Aims, 'chevied' and shoved by a hoard of exciteii M. P.'s, who fought and scrambled for a sight of the proceedings in a manner delightful to witness, but utterly undignified at the moment, and unpleasant to share. The want of training iv traditional eti quette on the part of the new members has, as might be expected, not been slow in making itself apparent. When the Speaker started from the Lower House for the House of Lords, iv order to hear her Majesty's Speech, he was not only followed with inconvenient closeness, but hustled by a disorderly mob, chiefly c.inposeti of the recently elected, who swept away his Iraiiibearcr and intercepted tho Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Charles Cray, and other leading members of the (sovernment, from supporting the Speaker at the bar; and when they had entered, it was par ticularly remarked that among the fore most members Mr. Gladstone was now very visible. We, ourselves, beheld the lirst commoner of the realm, while in the very act of making his bow, thrust violently against the edge of the bar, and that'too in the region of Ihe stomach; a sight at which all who value Constitutional principles—in every sense— would havo -shuddered. Sir Charles Wood was all but impaled upou the sharp carvings of all oaken lion rampant; while the sword of Mr. Ser geant-at-Arms seemed to be entangled with several legs at once. •'Tlie wisdom of the nation, as repre sented by these gentlemen, was in a state of ferment and the wisdom of the nation, more especially, knew not where to put its hat. They wriggkd, and crushed, and shoved, while cries of 'Order,' and hisses and 'wheeshes' only made matters worse. One of the members had to make most valiant efforts to prevent his being through a small door, on the idside of which sat a peer, who looked up in indignation, and Horror, and astonishment. Among those who pushed their way almost to the bar was Mr. Tholnaa Hughes; ami when I subsequently saw the If. P. for Lambeth on the stair, he waa looking as innocent as possible. Order was at length restored by the process of mutual suftboation. The speech was read by Lord Cran worth, but was inaudible to all but a few, aud the Queen nodded assent to the different paragraphs, to give assurance that she endorsed the sentiments. The point of special interest to us, is her congratulations that our civil war is ended, and that slavery is abolished. We have no douht that her sympathies were with this nation in itsstrußgle.but it was not iv her power to direct them for our benefit. For twenty years all sort of gossip has prevailed about the Queen. At one tim A she was said to be a Catholic, at another a Unitarian; again she was a spiritual ist, and again she was iusane. One of the last stories is, that she isexceedingly jealous of the popularity of the Prince of Wales, and the believers in this the ory will probably find therein a reason for her sudds? v appearance in the world. For ourselves, we choose lo see iv it the triumph of duty over self. PAItIH FASHIONS Poll FEI.RU ABY. We cannot but remark tho striking contrast at present existing between the toilets for ball and visiting, and those for at Dome dress. Tlie latter are dis tinguished by their simplicity, plain shades, thick materials and little trim ming; while* for full dress, the thinnest and most gauzy materials-skirt upon skirl—looking truly fuiry-liko. Among tho gauzes most iv fashion, we may mention the chuinbery. II is made in patterns of wide stripes of pink, green, blue, &c, on a white ground, or with narrow satin stripes. Also the cliam bery satin gauze, a brilliant, material, with satin bands of a medium width, edged with black. The _____ is made in all colors. Then there is the mar tjuise gauze, transparent as a vapor, with bands of tall'etas rather far apart; others with very narrow stripes across, upon a white ground spotted over with patterns in colors. For toilets tie vil/e there arc two mate rials that may be noticed as in favor— the ntgeute, entirely of wool, dotted all over with small irregular spots, which, when of white, remind one of a snow storm; but the dots are made in all colors, although tho ground is always black. The other material is a thick poplin, dotted with silver and with small patterns. This is also made in a variety of shades, and is one of the pret tiest novelties of tho season. We were told that gold, silver, &c, would sup plant Howers as ornaments for bull dresses- but this is certainly not the case. Many evening dresses are made of two materials—the under skirt of tulle bouillone; the upper of satin, end ing in points, and cut up at each side; the body being opened also under each arm, and just laced together with a 1 cord. Notwithstanding tlie inconvenience of the long trains when dancing, no ball dress' is made without one, though the front of the skirt must be sufficiently short to leave the feet at liberty. Vel veteen is more and more worn, not merely for an entire toilet, but also for an at home dress. When made with a veste, and trimmed'with fur (Chinchilla , is perhaps the favorite), it lias a very distingue appearance. It is used also to form part of the toilet. For instance, a skirt of black taffetas, draped over a . skirtof violet or brown velveteen, and a small paletot of the same. This cos tume, of course, is only lit for drivimi; not for visiting. Cluny lace is still much worn as a trimming for taffetas; , for satin point d'Aleiicon, or some other richer lace, must be used. We may just . mention, before commencing our de ' scriptiou of dresses, that the reign of • corslets decidedly continues; they are . made in such variety and worn with , ball as well as soiree dress. A toilet of white tulle; upon the skirt - live bouillons, separated by light tufts I of hedge roses, fastened one to theother t by chains of pearls. Tunic, of tulle, . worked with pearls, and caught up at the side, by a largs branch of hedge roses, and a double chain of pearls from ■ the waist. Low body with drapery; in I the front Snd on the shrJulders tulle of ! loses, fastened with three rows of pearls. which hang over the berthe. A robe of i white gauze, witli two skirts. At tlie ■ bottom of the under one is a flounce, ' upon vvhieli there are live narrow biases I of blue satin, dotted with gold stars. ■ The upper skirt is tlraped iv six pieces I by branches of my esotls, with gold • hearts, which are carried up to the I waist, gradually decreasing in size. A pink satin skirt, wry much gored, with ■ a long train. i At the bottom of the skirt, a deep i flounce of black Chanlilly; and above that a guipure formed of black beads. p The body is covered a I' Ksparnole, with , black lace, and point de Venice in pearl beads. A third toilet consisted of a light bluegros grain, trimmed with very rich Cluiiy lace, placed en tablier. The . same lace is placed as n stomacher, car ried across the shoulders, formingopau letsnnd a berthe at 1 lit' back. The body 1 painted, both back and front, witli a bow of blue satin and strings of pearls at the J side. The skirt quite plain, very much . goretl, with a long train. A dross of 1 violet velvet, opened in front over satin • of the same color, with silver buttons down the centre. The velvet skirt lias round the bottom a niirrow liainl of gray feathers. The hotly is very open, over a waistcoat of satin, ami is trimmed to match the skirt. A hlack velvet robe, opened over one of light blue satin, anil trinyncd round, the bottom with a plisse of blue satin. Rows of wide black lace are placed round the bottom of the velvet skirt, the blue forming a transparency; anil » flounce falling over the blue plisse. A vent or a waistcoat of satin. The sleeves very open, a ta Juivr; and un derneath are tight sleeves nf satin. The "Marie Stuart," "Montespan," "La Valliere," "Espagnole," "Pamela" and "Puchesse" bonnets have been des cribed from the time they were first worn. We still find the same models at our principal reunions of elegant wo men, care of course being taken that the colorof the bonnet should either match or contrast well with the rest of the toilet.—Dress bonnets are made of pon ceau, blue or "Regina" velvet, trimmed with lace and gold and some capotes of white satin embroidered iv gold, with bouillon and fall of lace over tho chigs non. The coiffure grecque is still in favor, either iv beads, cameos, or gold cord; but flowers mixed with goltl leaves and bandalettes of gold cord form an elegant coiffure and may be arranged to suit any style^— Le Fvllct. Stkamhoat Disasters. The preva lence of steamboat disasters on the Western waters is alarming enough to stop all water travel in that region. Since the Hist of December last, the number of steamers blown up, burned or sunk, is not less than forty-four. Three of these wrecks have been report ed within the last forty-eight hours, one of them causing the loss of thirty lives, and another the killing anil wounding of twenty persons. The moHt melancholy part of these disasters is the destruction of human life, but the loss „f property has also been immense. The frequency of collisions and fires shows a degree of recklessness which deserves severe punishment; but the explosions of bad boilers prove that inferior mate rials and bungling workmen have too often been employed. It is not likely that we have yet seen the end of tbe ap palling list.—AT. Y. Pout. Destructive Kikk at St. Louis.— The steamers Dictator, Luna, Levia than and Peytoua, were burned at the levee Monday night, together with a large amount of freight. The loss by the lire, including the cargos of the Dic tator and Luna, and the freight burned on the levee, is estimated at about $750,000. The insurance on tho Dictator was *112,000. The other boats were not insured. The insurance on the freight has not beeu ascertained. Qkw. Grant's Fikst Wound. Gen. Grant received his first wouud, and had a narrow escape at New York on Mon day. The following account is given of the matter: A curious and most unforeseen acci dent happened to Ueneral Grant on Monday, which fortunately resulted in a trilling wound. A gentleman called at the Metropolitan Hotel for the pur pose i>r exhibiting to General Grant a rifle of an entirely new pattern. Hie rifle was about two feet in length, and resembled a pistol in construction, ex cepting that Ihe cartridge was inserted at tlie breech. Owiug to tho novel con struction ot the new invention, General Grant took hold of it to examine the deadly instrument in an incautious man ner, and, having inserted the cartridge, touched the trigger with a very slight pressure, causing the rille to explode. At the instant that the General touched tlie the trigger, he had his left hand on tlie muzzle of the rille, anil a part of the cartridge entered his hand anil lodgedln the palm and thumb, wounding him iv a serious manner. The scene of this un fortunate accident was Iv the private apartments belonging to General Grant, his aids and four children of the General being present. Tin- ball lodged in the wall of the room, directly opposite to where General Grant was standing at tlie time of thea2cidciit. Col. Hadeaux, Colonel Porter, Colonel Hudson, Col. Habcock and Captain lluuii, of the (ieiieral's stuff, were also present at the time of tlie accident, and considerable alarm was manifested by Mrs. Grant and the officers belonging to the staff of tlie General, at the result of the inspec tion of the novel firearm. Luckily, however, the children of the General were not iv a position to receive tlie deadly charge of' the weapon, and tiie great lefl-flaiiker exclaimed, as he re ceived the fragment of the cartridge in his hand, "fam not hurt." The stall' crowded around General Grant with congratulations on his fortunate escape, which the General leceived in a calm and cool manner, as if nothing had hap pened. Tlie wound was dressed care fully by v surgeon, and nothing was said about the wound by any one present, fearing that un alarm might be created by the report that an accident had oc curred to the General. The wound did not prevent General Grant from keep ing his engagement during the even ing. 4 — •*•♦ THS Govkknment Finances. A special despatch from Washington to the New York Tribune says : The fact is not generally known that tile financial condition of the Govern ment is very much stronger than is made to appear from the monthly report of the national debt issued by tho Treasury Department. In the monthly balance sheet so issued no account has ever been taken of the funds belongingto Govern ment deposited in the national banks and amounting at this time to over .170,000,000. It is the opinion of tho Comptroller of the Currency that the Government will hold at tlie close of the present fiscal year a surplus overall expenditures of at least §200,000,000. The requirements of the army and navy will be compara tively nothing, as they have supplies of every description ou hand and paid for. from last year's appropriations. The surplus on hand at this time, estimating the currency value of the gold on hand, with other funds ou deposit in national banks and in the hands of the Treasurer ami Assistant Treasurers, must be at least .170,000,000. With this surplus, and that which will accumulate by tiie 13th of June next, the Secretary can pay off that portion of the temporary loan not de posited by banks under special arrange ments for clearing-house purposes—say $50,000,000. It can also pay off all the certificates Of indebtedness, which were reported on the Ist of February as $60, --(137,000, all of the one aud two year 5 per cent, legal-tender notes, amounting lo $8,030,900, and can also redeem about $80,900,000 of the compound iuterest notes that can be converted into 5-20 bonds, and also the 7-30 notes as they mature, under the act of the ad of March last. This disposes of all the public debt, with the exception of.the legal-lender notes and the fractional currency. The Comptroller is al»o of the opinion that the common legal-tender noles should not be reduced unless an equal amount of such reduction should be authorized us an increase of the amountof the bank circulation, as recommended *iii his report. Shnsihlk Advice. The Itiehmond Republic very seusibly urges upon tlie people of Virginia that the Legislature, instead of supporting President John son by empty resolutions, had " better set to work and enact such laws as will enable him to carry out his reconstruc tion policy." It says: The President has been the Moses to conduct the negroes of the South through the wilderness of slavery into the Ca naan of freedom, and demand for them legal rights in all the southern states. What support is given him by those who refuse ot fail to give the freeduien those legal rights? Ale not the famous joint resolutions of the Legislature mere lip loyalty, as long as that, body declines to pass laws for carrying out the demands of the President? The frcedmen are now dependent upon their own exer tions for supportof themselves and fam ilies. They are noto, and must be for years to come, the gi'eat laboring class of the agricultural community. Compelled to make their own contracts, they must be made competent witnesses, to ensure their rights. As the laboring element of the country, they must be educated in intelligence, morality and religion, or degenerate into a semi-barbarous ami worthless condition. To ensure them these blessings, as well for the benefit and protection of the whites, with whom they live, the General Assembly should euact laws making them competent wit nesses in courts of justice, subjecting them to the same mode of trials pre scribed for white men; allowing them to hold property, and requiring them to observe tbe martial vows. The Canal Bill in West Viiuun ia. The President of the James River and Kanawha Canal, Colonel Thomas H. Ellis, hasjust returned from Wheel ing, where he has been on important business connected with the canal. The bill which passed the Assembly of Vir ginia amending the charter of the canal company sous to enable them to perfect their contract with the Bellot (Tompa uy—who have undertaken lo complete the water navigation to the Ohio—had to pass also the Legislature of West Virginia before it could be acted on. We learn from Colonel Ellis that the bill has passetl the Legislature of West Virginia with an lend men ts of such a character ns cannot be seriously objected to by the French Company. A bill has beeu in troduced in oar Assembly to amend the original bill so as to make it agree with tlie one which has gone through tlie Legislature of West Virginia.— Etch. Dispatch. ___ A measure has been proposed and will shortly be introduced in the House of Representatives, to decrease the number |ot Supreme Judges. In such an event a new distribution or Judicial districts will be required. Anothkk British Blunder. Lord Robert Cecil, a member of the British Parliament, made merry, in a recent i speech,over his experience In the United Stutes. On board a Oiinard steamer he i says, the passengers offer material for a i curious«*tudy: "You tind yourself with i a ViePPresldeut of tlie United States on one side, and perhaps a detective in pursuit of a Muller on tlie other, whilo opposite may lie the French Minister going out, and Mr. Rarnum, perhaps, next to him." After the customary slurs at American manners, Lord Robert cave his honrers the remarkable bit of information that "the Federal General Sherman, who might almost have dictated the policy of the republic, returned to the drudge ry of a lawyer's office in n small couti trytown. Conduct such as this remind ed one of the old Roman, who saveil the state one day, and wielded a plow the next." This will be news to Gen. Sherman. CitiKi'if Pkoi'krty. On Sunday morning last, Robert Koskinson, Thail deus Hatcher, Leonidas Peugh and Thos. Hoskinson, residing in the vicinity of Hamilton church, iv this county, were arrested by a tile of soldiers, and brought toLeesbufg upon thechargeof removing from said Church, the Bible, Hymn Book, Sabbath School Library and a pine table, belonging to the congrega tion that a week or two since was denied the use of the building by military au thority. The parties were placed in the guard-house and detained until Monday morning, when three of them were re leased. The foflrth, Mr. Thos. Hoskin son, is, we understand, still in conflne ment.—-Loudon Mirror. ~ __*.»., «. Aki-'Aiks in .TrcXAX.7—ln the Texas Convention, in session At Galveston, an article of the Constitution was ordered to be engrossed abolishing involuntary servitude except for crime; protecting the descendants of Africans in the rights of property, and allowing them to testi fy in the courts —yens 50, nays 26. Tbe interior agents of the Freedmeii's Bureau rep ,rt that armed men are defy ing the United States soldiers and nial treating laborers. Forces have been sent to thejr protection. Many counterfeit Compound interest notes are in circula tion, dated February 15, 1864. Several arrests have been made. _>«.» . Boiwoß Explosion and Loss of Like. A terrific explosion occurred on Monday evening at the furnace of J. xfe H. J. Meilly, iv Middletown, Pa., re gulling in the complete destruction of tlie furnace and the death of five men and wounding of six others. Eight boilers were iv the furnace. One was blown through the building and carried 100 yards and lodged in the Pennsylva nia canal. Theother boilers were scat tered iv various directions, some of them passing through houses and other build ings. • -—- ♦_♦-♦ -- — . Tin: Tin aL ok Captain Ob. A dis patch from ltaleigh states that Gee, tlie commandant of the prisoners at Salis bury, has bien arraigned for trial; he pleaded that he is protected by his pa role. The Court denied itou tin-ground thai a parole afforded no protection against crime not recognized by the rules of war. The trial will probably -last a month or two. NEWSPAPER NEWS. The receipts of uncoined gold and sil ver in San Francisco, through public channels during the pastyear,amnunted to nearly $40,001,000 ns against $13,000,- --000 in 1804. In 1803 they were less than $41,0(HMIlh»; in ISO 2, not quite $42,000,000, and in 1861, just about $40,000,_00. During tjie last twelve months the area of our mctaliferous territory has been considerably extended, while many mills and reduction works of large ca pacity have been put up iv various parts of tlie country. The quart! mines of California have given for the past year large returns, and the fact has been fully demonstrated that those mines in crease in yield of gold with depth of working. Copper is found in paying quantities in various localities, and con siderable ore, averaging thirty to forty per cent, has been forwarded to San Francisco from the Colorado region of Arizona. The general reader will be surprised to learn that gold quartz pay ing $S toslo per ton, in favorable locali ties, In worked at a large prolit in Cali fornia. The average of the silver veins in Nevada is only $35 to $70, in Arizona much higher, in Montana and Idaho the gold veins are said to average more than iv California.. The first veto ever put forth by a South Carolina governor, lias just been issued by Governor Orr, being iv oppo sition lo ait "act to amend the patrol laws," which, in effect, re-established the police regulations with regard to freetlmeii, which had once controlled them us slaves. The Governor says that, having accorded freedom to the African race, the people of South Carolina are bound by duly and policy alike "to give him all the concomitant* of what he re gards as so great a boon." Under the old Const it ii I ion of the State, the veto power was not vested in the Governor, but the new Constitution bos conformed in this respect to that of the other states. Statistics of the Treasury Department siiow that there is no foundation for the commonly received opinion that there is a balance of exports over imports in our foreign trade. The ollicial values of the exports are currency values,while the valuations of the imports are made in gold figures. For the three years, Isiiil, 1804 anil 18(15, the imports amount to .«7(!,0I)0,(HKJ in gold, while the ex ports, valued in currency at $1)72,000,000, when reduced to gold standard, amount to only $HG2,(K»O,Oi)O, leaving, instead of 1186,000,000 in our favor, a deficit of $154,000,000. This is the true condition of our foreign trade, and probably ex. plains the cause of the great flow of our securities in Europe. Tlie New York Tribune nay*: "Tho3e membersof the Cabinet, we are inform ed on good authority, who contemplated resigning their portfolios, have con cluded, after consulting with friends, to await tho action of the President. They prefer to give him the opportunity of removing them, should he think proper, rather than accepting their resigna tions. It is not improbable that he will accept tho alternative in the case of one of these gentlemen in tlie course of a few days. Such ia the expectation at Washington among persons well in formed." | Quite an excitement has been created in Charleston by a collision between Judge Aldrich and General Bennett. The Judi/e sentenced a white criminal, convicted of robbery, to receive thirteen lashes on the bare back, in accordance with the state law. General Bennett interfered and prevented the infliction of the punishment, declaring that "it was against the spirit, of civilization that pervades society at the present day." A Revenue Inspector at Cincinnati has written to the Gazette of that city a let ter of interest to cigar antl tobacco man ufacturers. He says that cigar and to bacco boxes, when used a second time, must have the original United States revenue brand obliterated, otherwiae.the manufacturer is liable to a penalty of three hundred dollars for each box bear ing the old brand. The same peualty applies to petroleum and whiskey brands. General Stephen Elliott, of South Car olina, is dead. The Senate on Wednesday debated till the adjournment the concurrent res olution declaring that no Senator or Representative from the lately rebellious states shall be admitted until Congress decides (hat they are entitled to admis sion. The House debated, and then postponed till tiie second Tuesday of April, tho proposed constitutional amendment relative to the privileges and immunities of citlxens in theseveral states, etc. The chief medical officer of theFreed inen's Bureau represents that during tho month of December the total num ber of livcdnicii treated at the various hospitals throughout the southern stntes, principally for malarious diseases was 13,112. The deaths during that pe riod were 65.1; discharged 12,450. The, actual cost for medicines amounted to $1 50 for each putient. The friends of the sick freedincn bore tho rest of the expense. Resolutions have been introduced into the New York Senate in favor of the Freedmeii's liureau bill and against the President's veto, and requesting their Congressmen not to vote for the admis sion of members from any of the late rebellious States. In the Massachusetts Legislaturesiniilar resolutions have been introduced, condemning the President's attack on Senator Sumner. A Toronto despatch says that reports from English detectives at Pittsburgh, say that the Fenian General Sweeuy's plan is to make a demonstration against Canada about the middle of March with a small force, and strike New Bruns wick via tho Maine frontier, with his main columns. The Spanish Minister lias made repre sentations to our Government concern ing the shipment of goods coutrabaiid of war to Chili, and tlie custom author ities have been .enjoined to strictly enforce the neutrality laws. The Span ish minister mentions some suspicious facts, but nothing of a positive nature. Laura Keenc, by her coolness, lately prevented fatal results at the theatre in Madison, YViss., where she was playing in tlie "American Cousin." An alarm of lire was raised, and the people were panic stricken. Miss Keene remained calm, and prevented a disastrous flight of the audience. Albert L. Starkweather, the Manches ter murderer, was on Tuesday, sentenced by Chief J usl ice I Unman, at Hartford, Conu . to bo hanged on August 17th. The prisoner manifested no perceptible emotion when the sentence was pro nounced. The Military Committee of the Mas sachusetts Legislature have agreed on a bill providing that all militiamen shall be drilled eighteen times a year, for which they shall be paid fifty cents each time. The Ira Harris United Stutes Hospital at Albany has been converted info a lionie for destitute and disabled soldiers of the state. Cue hundred have been re ceived. They are provided I'omt the ex pense of the stale. The Mayor of Lynchburg, on Friday night, stated to the city council that the present taxes will nut produce enough lo pay the expenses of the city government by $20,000. A classic southern editor says that if the Naiads were constantly bathing, lie presumes from their name that the Dryads were the ones who brought them their towels. There is a considerable rise in the Susquehanna river. Large masses of ice .and millrSfcs of feet of sawed logs have been constantly passing Havre de G race. Speaking of the hanging of four mur derers, a Nashville correspondent says that "everything passed oil'with entire satisfaotion to all parties concerned." An attempt was made ou Wednesday • to blow up the office of the West Vir ginia Journal, at Churlcstown, West Virginia. The New York Herald snys that Mr. Seward's late visit lo tlie West Indies secured to the United States the harbor of St. Thomas as a naval station. There was exhibited on 'Change, at Chicago, on the 90th, a bar of gold and silver weighing 157 pounds, and worth SH.OOOIii coin. The total receipts from internal reve nue since .lime 30, IMS, amount to over $218,008,000, A summons to the Provost Marshal's office is called coming to grief iv the South. The Georgia Senate has passed a bill inflicting capital punishment for horse stealing. A railroad is to be built in Egypt by the Suez Canal Company. MISCELLANEOUS. John I). Obtkom, | Hkskv V. Mnnne, | Hasu. D. Thomas. / \STROM, MOORE & THOMAS, LUMBER, _ WOW, COAL, LIME, HAY, Ac, Ar. Ni-illi Sidu Wiile-Water Struct. between Church ami Nebraska. Our connections with Mills nt tlie North unit tenth enable ns to furnish ever} description of Lumber lutuiu iutiire.l ami in (lie s'.ot.i I>> the cargo or in sninller 'lUiintities, upon terms ln..r..n.lvHiitag.ous to .toilers un.l ethers than cau 1.0 procured iv Northern or Southern markets. marl—Urn TsVJ "■' 0~~ T ICE. On and uft_r tho 2i» I.AY OK MARCH, 1566, the tii-w anil fint STEAMER "EOLUS," CAPT. P. McCAIIIIICK, Will lean, the WLnrf of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, on Wide Water Street, Norfolk, every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, at 11:30 a. m., for Cherrystono. every TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, for Mathews, touching; at Portsmouth, Old Point and Hampton going nml returning each trip. This Steamer ronm-cta with the Baltimore Steam Packet Company's Steamers "THOS. KKLSO" and "ADE LAIDE," for Baltimore, and all points North and West. Through tickets sold on this gtoamer for BalUmoro and hor connections. This Steamer Is especially adapted to the service in which she Is engaged, being very Fast, having Fine Accommodations, |js noted as an excellent Sea Boat, \wi will make her trips regardless of the weather. For freight oispuaaitgi', apply to 1). C. BALL, Agent, Portsmouth, M.S. FALLS, Purser of the Steamer, or at tlie office of the Company at Norfolk. All freight must be prepaid. THOS. 11. WKIIB, mat—tf Agent. TJ ENRY P. WO RCE S f ERJ COMMISSION MERCHANT, NO.Si WEST WIDE WATER STREET, (In rear of the Custom House), Noukolk, Va. li ~ A full assortment of Perkins, Stern k Co.'s PURE CALIFORNIA WINES, always on hand un.l f.m sale at New YorkJ.riees. j mill -if __gf A SUI'KBIOR RKMKIIY. —W can conscientiously recommend lo those snfTerlng from a distressing cough, Dr. Strickland's Mellifluous Cough Hal sum. It gives relief almost Instaiitan.sins, and is withal not disagreeable to the taste. There is no doubt hut the Mellitluous Cough Biilsani is onu of the best preparations in use, and Is all that its proprietor claims for it. Ws have triad it during the past week, and found relief from a most distressing cough. It is prepared by Dr. Strlrk iMiid, No. 130 Sycamore street, Cincinnati, 0., and for sal. hy Druggists. WALKR k CO. and M. * C. A. SANTOS, Agents for Norfolk, Va. noTfl—flm MISCELLANEOUS. pon bi c T7^^RM^rX~co7, BANK E E 8 , NO. 17, NASSJ V STREET, NBW YORK. Stifubs 11. ('ustiii'T, David JsmriNna. New York, I'lmrl, si s. c Bison Sbsrhak, Wm. M Tunsjo, New Yi.rk. Siiraunali. Ua. Give special attention to collections throughout th- Southern States. Soli, it deiimlta subject to check al sight, fr.>>ii I,links. bunkers and individuals, ami allow interest l.y agreement. Execute orders |iroui|-tly for Iks purchase and sale nl gold and of government nnd other securities. Sell Foreign Exchange, and l.uy and sell Exchange on Cluirleatouand Savannah. D. JENNINUB * CO., W. M. TUNNO * CO., Charleston, S. C. Savannah Ua. Jan29—tf j x~ -5 j- — At a --Jilli'ii niflinr of tho Common Cutincil of tha City of Norfolk, Md on Wodm»«lfty,th«3lßtof January, IHD, Mr. titilliili nir.Mi'.l tin li'llt.witiK iiMiluf inn : Rf-culreil, That the Colled'-r he iUHti ncti ■! to proceed ti.ill.with tocoltiti't ult iITMCI of taxOH ilue to tlila date, and that notice Lo given in the daily papern that iv th.* event of inn puvuH'iil in tliiitv iluvh, he he dirw-ted to levy on the property for the nmotiut due. Which, on in..tinn, was adopted. A copy: JOHN WILLIAMS, MU Register. rp A X E~ "T~ ~ At a meeting of the Common Council of the City of Norfolk, held on Wednesday, the 3d of January, I.6ti, Mr. Hi'id offered the following- re_->lHtion : Re_nlved, That the Regiater Inane a certificate or ter titicateH to any person havingintenat due them hy tin city tor the r-iv mouths preceding the lat of Jauunry, which eertifioaks tdu.ll not he tranaferalde, but may be lined l-y the party iv whose favor the certificate iadrnwu, in paying his or her taxes now due, and that the Ootlee tor he authorized to receive the same in payment. And the Regiater shall receive said certificates as cash front the Collector. Which, on motion, was adopted. A copy: JOHN WILLIAMS, fobls Register. TJ.TOM 9 X I N S ♦I . NO. 70 CHURCH STREET, Cabinet Maker and Undertaker. *. - Always prepared to furnish sll funerals at the shortsst notice. J12 —ly p IDII, •JO cases SPARKLING CIDER, very line, iv Pints and Quarts, Just received at the "TIP TOP- Wine an,! Liquor Store, IVliS— tf Under the Atlantic Hotel. QflAMll BMITHFIELD. The regular Passenger St.-aiuer, SMITHFIELD, will laud at Wills' Wharf until further notice. OKI). R. WILSON, fi'ltUl—lw Agent. JEWELRY. 1 HrofsTANT i^NOUMoi___J_i.T. GREAT SALE OF WATCHES, CHAINS, DIAMOND RINIIS, *c, ilia Mmi.i.iv Dollars Wi.iith I to bo disposed of at ONE DOLLAR EACH! Without regard to Value I Not to bo paid for until yon know what yon are to receive 111 Splendid List of Articles!! All to be sold at One Dollar Each! 11 :iOO Musical Ilexes $20 lo 150 each I.,ii Musical Boxes with Hills * ('astinots2oo to unit " MSI Silver Teapots and Coffee Urns -it to 60 " 600 Silver ('bating Dishes 110 to 100 " 1000 Sliver Ice Pitchers 20 to 60 " 2500 Silver Syrup Cups with Salvers 20 to 15 " 50UJ) Silver (iolilcta and Drinking Cu|ta.„. 6to 60 '■ 3WW Silver Castors 16 to 60 " 2000 Fruit. Card and Cake Basket. 20 to 60 " 5000 D07.i1! Silver Tea B|«tons 10 to 20iloy. lOiKill Dot.ll Silver Table Spoons * Forks, SO to 40 " 260 11, ills' llol.lll.inling-('aa...l Walrhns 50 to IMliarh 250 Istiiics'Hold and Kuauiclod lliiuting- - Cased Watchr 36 to 70 -> IXW Gents'Hunting-Case Silver Watches. 35 to 70 '• 200 Dianioiid Kings 60 to 100 " .'nasi 11,,1,1 \ est and Neck l.'huius 4 to 30 " 30011 Hold Oval'Banil'Uracelets 4to 8 " 5l«J0 Jot mid Gold Bracelets 6to 10 " 21100 Chatelaine Chains and Uuard Chains 6 to 20 " 7000 Solitaire and Gold Brunches 4 to 111 " SH.KI (Viral, o|>hl and Emerald Brooches... 410 8 •■ ■i'h-ii .Mosaic, Jet, Lava and Florentins " Ear Drops 4to 8 " 7500 Coral, Opal and Emerald Ear Drops.. 4to 0 '• 4000 California Diamond II: cast-Pins 250 to 10 " :'insi Gold F..1. and Vest Watch Keys 2.50 to 8 '• 4U.KI Fob ami Vest Kililioii Sillies 3 to 111 " (nam Sets Solitaire Sleei,-llull.iiis. St.i.ls " *c 3tp 8 " 8000 (lolil Thinibbst, Pencils, *c 4To « '• IOUOO Miniature l/OCkota 260 to 10 " 4000 Miniature Lockets, Spring 10 to 20 " 3isk) Gold Toothpicks, Crosses, *c '2 to 8 " MOO Plain Hold Kings /. 4 to 111 « 6000 Chased Hold Kings 4 to 11 " 10.100 Stone Set and Signet Kings 250 te 10 " lIHSMJ California Diaiiu.ii.l Kings 2 to 10 " 7500 Sets Isuliis' Jewelry, Jet and tiold .. 6 to 15 " tOSS Sets Ladies' Jewelry, Cameo, Pearl, " Opal uud other Stones 4 to 15 *' inisst Hold Pens, Sliver Extension Holders aud Pencils 4 tc. 10 " 11)000 Hold I'ena and Hold Mounted Hold's oto 10 " 6ISJO (101.l Pens and Oold Extension Hold's 15 lo 26 " s.'.si Linn,"!' Hill iind.l. I Urn kl.-s 6 to 15 " •'.issi Iji.li,s out and Jet Hair Dars aud " Halls 6 lo 10 • ARRANDALE k CO, MANUFACTURERS AHENTS. No. 107, Brou.lway, New York, Announce that all of tho above list of goods will 1... sold fur 0.18 D..I.LAR Each. In consequence of tlie great stagnation of trade ill the iiiiiuuf.u'lui'ing districts of England, thriitirfh the urn having cut oil' the supply of cotton, a large quantity of Valualdu Jewelry, originally intendeil lor the English market, has been sent oil for Bale in this ....iintrv, AND MUST HE SOLD AT ANY SACRIFICE! Under these clrciinistanres. ARRANDALE k t.'O, acting as agents for the pini, i|,lll European inniiufaeturers. have i.-s..lve.i upon a great ilijt AinmrtionmtiU to be divided according to ths following regulations: Certificates ot the various articles sre put into enve lopes indiscriminately, seiiledSp. and when ordered, are taken out without regard to choice, and sent by mail, thus showing no lavoritiam. Ou receipt of the cerlilicat.. you will see what you are to have, and then it is at your option to send tha dollar and take tin. article or not Purchasers may thus obtain a Hold Watch, Diamond King, or any set of Jewelry on our list for Onk Dollar. SEND 25 CENTS FOR CEKTIFICATE. 'In all transactions by mail, we shall charge for forwaid ing the Certificates, paying |sistage and doing tbe busi ness,'2s cunts each, which must be enclosed when the Certificate Is sent for. Fivo Certificates will In. sent for $1, eleveu lor $2, thirty for $6, sixty-five for 110; one hundred for $15. WHAT TIIE "PRESS" SAY OF US. BMM (ll"T DiSTBDUTieN.—A fare opportunity is ..I fared for obtaining watches, chains diamond rings, silver ware, etc, liy Messrs. Arrandale k Co., ut N... 107 Hroa.l way. They havaau immense stock of arlicles, varying in value, mcl nil are offered atone dollar each. The' .listii l.utiou is very fairly done—you agree to tnk.ia certificate of acsrtain article, enclosed in an envelope, and ..re not required to pay your dollar unless you are satisfied with the article, which will certainly be worth more than Hint amount, nnd tnay be $50 or $100. An excellent nod. this of investing a dollar.— Sunday Times, .V V City Kmmwft w, is«s. Messrs, Arrandale k Co. have long been personally kin,hi, to us, and we believe them to be every way worthy .»! public confidence.— N. Y. Scottisch Amrriat'n Jour. June U, '01. We have inspected, at Ihe office of Arrandale k Co Agency for European Manufacturing Jewellers, a largo assortment of faslilonable and valuable Jowolry of the newest patterns. We also noticed a largo quantity of sil ver plate, and understand that the whole of these newly iui|„,.'1,.,1 articles are to be disposed of on a novel princi ple, giving great advantages to buyers, and affording ex tensive employment to agents. We know the firm in question to he very respectablo and thoroughly worthy of public confidence, and ris-ommend onr fri.nds to read their advertisement—A". Y. Album, Septemiter 3,1804. By Messrs. Arrandale A Co.'s arrangement, the advan- a lagiw. must be on tho aide of the customer, for lie lias every thing to gain and nothing comparatively to loss. He knows what he will get for his dollar beforehand, and he need not send It If lie is uot satisfied.—.V. 1". Weekly MM, Any. 8, 1864. Kmii'.vmint roa Laiiks.—The most eligible and profl table employment we have heard of for ladies is the sale of certificates for the Great Gift Distribution of Arrandale k Co. A lady of our acquaintance ha. been very success ful in this way, not only iv tilling her own purae, but also in doing a good turn to those to whom she sold the Certi ficates, as will be seen by our advertising columns. Geu lletneli can also be thus ungagwd.—.V. Y. Xunday Mer cury, Augutt 14,1864. 111 our columns the reader will find an advertisement ef Arrandale k Co.'s Hilt Distribution of watches Jewelry and silverware. In payment of that advertisement we received several sets of the jewelry advertised, and we are warranted In saying that, both in finish and quality, they exceeded our expectations. They turned out to be just what they had been represented.—True Democrat, [Lewutmcm,) Aug. 17, 1864. AOENTB— We want agents in cvory regiment, and in every lowa and county In tbe country, and those acting as such will he allowed 10 cents on every Ceitificatei or dered l.y 1 I.e.n, provided their remittance amounts to one dollar. Agents will collect 25 cents for every Certifi cate, aud romit 15 cents to us, either in cash or poetagc slamps. ARRANDALE k CO, J an2«—4t-lssr 107 Broadway, N. Y. I M. SMITH & BROTHER, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, TOWN POINT, Noe-oii, »_. J. ItiRSDKN SMITH. WM. 11. SMITH Tjl O R 8 A L c' » ft in. VAMI LV HORSE, nine years old, perfectly sound and kind. Also, BUGGY and HARNESS. Price $400. Apply to FOLQBR, CARTW RIOIIT k CO., liiuJo—tf No. 22 Wide Waters!., Norfolk, \ .. MISCELLANEOUS. TLf D'. X 13 I C iP No. 57 Main Street, HtNUPACTURtn, Himil AM. lItTIIL CONFECTIONER, KIIIIKIdN AND DOMESTIC p'KUITS, COLOGNES, FANCY ARTICLES, WINES, LH.UORB, CORDIALS, CIUARS, TOBACCO, Ac., Ac, Ac. ALSO, Hie larg.sl and most elegantly tilled up LADIES' AND OENTLEMKN'S DINING SALOON SOUTU OF NEW YORK. NigPy Fitl.sl up, with Hi.. Latest Improvements. E I. E G_A N T PRIVATE SUPPER ROOM, Ni'nU> nil.l Mttftatoblg tUttH. iij), witli Mi aud Mrpro* prtttt* I'luuilure. PARTIES AND SUPPERS Prepared, either at 0M SALOON or abroad, aud everj thing provided likely to be demanded by the most exa. ting and fastidious eplca re s . NATURAL OROWTH LYNNHAVEN OYSTERS Always on li.m I, cither l.y thu Barrel or Gallon. This SALOON is strictly filled up for conform to refined taste and select ass.K-iation, The Cuisine ia imder*th« Superintendence of a competent F R E N C H' A B_ T 1 S T . Jan24—tf Q T B X M T() L I \ r EXPO OL , J3 KNUL.Nn Th_ iplsn-Ud itriii.l. BtaAUHfaiß irn ksi s. a.ouo tons burthen, Cujit WILLIAM OUiXtiV-M, will tuul enriy in Miin h fi'iin |,i\< r|ii-<>l for thU port. On her arrival here Mill' will l>c ivtiiiiH-it witli ili. |>tilcli to Liverpool. Purlieu- wi-thhit; to hn-t-irt direct will pleoMe onier at once. Goodt iiii|M>rlc(l lo our Ofdtf Mill be li.rthtnhil to the interior free of flnß.J_._Ml I■■ :iiml in Howl when jir.ictij o_M__ Tlmim* wUhlug to ihlp ran hive th-'ir Men hnnriize aafe ly -..<».". in Norf.-Ik, until ___Htt_| of Rtmiu.r, free of • Kf-lghtM at I't-ai-oualile rates. Adviiiici'M HMUtI "i. I'unHiKiiini'Utrt to onr fricniln MMN Mai' AlttlWl A Co., fc|pit_i ofit t earner in Liverpool, VhOM t-i •ttMtMJgf our entorprtao, will WILLIAM LAMB, leb'W Iw Town Point. J) ItOPOSA LS FOR CLEANING THE RUM - SEALED l'ltol'O-Al> mil 1.,.|...,iv...1iit thoKKdIJ TKIt'S ill I'll t:, until 12 ..'clock, on the ...Ii ilny of MARi'll. no- th.clwnlosof the s(i..i.ts. in acc.ir.lanee with tli.'Or.lliiiiurni.f th.. .■it.v,l,,r TWELVE MONTHS, commencing mi the tirsl .lav ..I AI'KH. rn-xt. Uun.l and aypilllllil s.s inity will h.i r,.i|iiir.'.l. Tli.. Councils reserve tile licllt to :l. - i.|H .'I (eject nliv isr 111 l bills. .1 UIK« A SAUNDERS, Cliiiirtiii.il Cum Streets. C. Council. *• RVLAND CAIIS, feU2oill.l Chairman Cm. Streets, 8. Cmnrll. Wee , TAT LOB & CO., No. II CAMPBELL'S WHARF, NORFOLK, Shipping and Commission Merchants, Also. ■OIF CIIANDI.EIM,~iiiid dealers in I'LOfTilts' Sop -I'i.its. M ly 0 —g— —mf — ( AT TIIE THEATRE, nil tlie • EVENINtI OF THE '."id INSTANT, A LADIES' FUR CAI'E. All ward ol $10 will he paid In the Under at Ills Sr Chnrles tint* I, Muiu street. ■pf— g*- g. a' ~~I~~~~E. BALTIMORE PAVING lIRICK, s/\ f\i\l\ N.i 1 r.AVIMI lllllCK tnliiliie, will W t \)\t\t h " s " hll,,w ' if ' ■■'" n rr '"" "'•■""'' ' MURDOCH HOWELL, MrJI-lw Tnnis Wharf. AIT I I, SO N 4 TAYI O A , Hlir-fIESftOHS TO WALTER 11. TAYLOR & CO. We iTHpci'tfuHy notifj tlin puMic tlmt wu lihvo com m.-nc-'il thu GROCERY & LIQUOR HCSINESS at N.is. «l au.l:» Rmk Sire, I, Norfolk, Virginia. Wo will endeavor to sell ev.-rvlliing in i.iir litis at such prices au.l of such qualities as will give entire satilfac tl.m. We slurt with the wish Of establishing Ihe most frank nnd agreeable relations li.-lween nor patrons aud our selves, mill I'liiillilentty si.li.it their custom fr..iu theiueia l.ers ~i this mid tl.e snir«.iliiiliiii- cuiiir/iunities. R. C. TAYLOR, 11. R. WILSON. fi-!.17-2w TITALKER & CO., ¥ J IMPORT-KS.F WINE.-i, BRANDIKS, OIN, RDM, AND 1111,111 111 tllt»"ll BOURBON & OLD RYE WHISKEY, Agents for the American Vintage Company's PURR CALIFORNIA WINKS AND BRANDIBB. WINE-UITTKKS, HOCK, CLARET, CfIAMPAONI Wlii. Ii are imi v ,'is.ill v recommended l,v the most eminent pliysi- inns f.ii MEDICINAL ri'ItIMISKS, ATI of vahic\ are offered at the very lowest market rate* WALKER k CO., No 6 Commercial Row, Norfolk, Va. 1« in—tf r> osen sw i d & co., DEALERS IN CLOTHING, HATS, CAPS, GENTS' KLIRNISHINO GOODS, AC. No. 10, Main Stkekt. Ja ld-ly. A*RS. MARY F. LIGHTFOQf," SELECT BOARDING HOUSE, NO. IIS EAST MAIN BTRKET, NORFOLK, YTROINIA. A number of Young Uentlsmen can he a.-. ..nnu.-. dateil with Dsy Board. janlO—ly ry H OH A 8 t. 8. CAB Wm\ T A flTo R , C.irner of Main and Roanoke Square, Opposite Atlantic Hotel. ARMY AND NAVY tTNII*ORMB Made According to Regulations-. tliv.us.Call. s, Janld-ly