--A bill, offered in the Virginia Legislature, proposes to distribute the over-crowd of negroes on the Peninsula
to their homes in other States.
As there are some sixty or seventy thousand people in that neighborhood, it is not likely this work will be done in a day. Yet, could the policy of distribution be carried out in a humane and liberal spirit, we think the South
would reap the benefit of it. We hear of much destitution around the great refugee centres, where the freedmen, hopeless of aid or work elsewhere, swarm upon the overtasked care of a Government not able at all times to provide for them.
The supernumerary and starving condition of labor in some portions of the South
is answered by a great demand in others.
Here, then, is work for the immigration and labor societies if they will only turn their attention southward, and give the same kind of inducements and guarantees to black laborers that they are anxious to afford to white ones.--New York Tribune.