--We learn, says the Lynchburg Republican
, that some of the grocers in this city, as soon as the news of the capture of Fort Donelson
became known yesterday morning, advanced the price of sugar from 15 to 20 cents per pound, and one or two of them, we heard, demanded twenty-five cents. Such extortionate and unpatriotic conduct as this speaks for itself, and requires no comment from us. It brands those who are guilty of it as undeserving public or private confidence, and as fit only for revellers in the lowest depths of miserly meanness.
[We sincerely hope such contemptible proceedings will not have to be recorded about any of the Richmond
We agree with our contemporary, that such men are meaner than the meanest Yankee
, and should be dealt with with greater severity than would be meted out to Yankee spies.]