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ok on the car in like manner carries off the bags from the station. Other plans have scoops or cylinders on the car which pocket the mail-bag suspended from a crane or lying upon a support from which it may be shoveled, picked, or shot by the device on the car. A somewhat similar converse arrangement deposits at the station the bag carried by the car. Mail-coach. A carriage chartered by the postoffice department or hired to carry postal matter. Mail-coaches were introduced by Robert Palmer of Bristol, England, in 1784. Mail′ing-ma-chine′. A machine for attaching addresses to newspapers, etc., for transmission by mail. See addressing-machine; also, Ringwalt's Encyelopaedia of printing, pp. 226, 227. Mail-net. (Fabric.) A form of loom-made net, which is a combination of common gauze and whipnet in the same fabric. The whole fabric is a continued succession of right-angled triangles, of which the woof forms the basis, the gauze part the perpendiculars, and the<
$50 reward will be paid for the delivery of my servant Robert Palmer, who left me on the morning of the 27th inst. He is about 5 feet 7 inches high; mulatto and wears a moustache, and stammers a little when talking. He is about 37 or 38 years old. Ambrose Carlton. Richmond Nov. 29, 1860. no 30--3t
Capture of a fugitive --On Tuesday last a slave named Robert Palmer, owned by Ambrose Carlton, Esq, of this city, ran away from his master, and secreting himself on board the steamship Yorktown, attempted to escape to the North Mr. Carlton being absent from the city, some of his personal friends attempted to discern the whereabouts of the slave, and finding that his clothes were all gone, concluded that he had made an effort to escape to a free State. On Wednesday morning they telegraphed Capt. Skinner, at Norfolk, and also telegraphed the steam agents of Philadelphia, asking them to make a search for the fugitive. As soon as the message reached Philadelphia, the agents of the Richmond and Philadelphia steam line, aided by the police, took proper measures to search the vessel when she arrived, but the negro was not on board. Captain Skinner, of the Yorktown, had better luck. After leaving Norfolk, he ordered a thorough search of the ship, and very soon succeeded in finding a