Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
affairs at the University of Virginia--General
Scott burnt in effigy, &c.
University of Virginia, January 13th, 1861.
The election of Anniversary Orator came off in the Jefferson
Literary Society last night, and resulted in the choice of Wm. G. Temple
, son of Ex-Governor Temple
, of Delaware
. Mr. Temple
is a gentleman of no ordinary talent, and will represent the Society with credit.
Those of our friends who will be with us on the 13th of April, may expect a treat, and we confidently assure them they will not be disappointed.
The two Literary Societies have invited Mr. Paul Brown
, a distinguished lawyer of Philadelphia
, to deliver the annual address before them on the 4th of July next, and he has accepted.
was burnt last night in effigy, by the students, amid repeated cheers for Toombs
and the seceding States, and groans for Major Anderson
A card was placed over the effigy, on which was written--
Dictator and Despot."
When the effigy was fully consumed, the students retired without manifesting their excitement by rioting — be it said to their credit.