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Escape of Dr. Rucker. [Special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.] Danville, Va., Oct. 19. --The notorious Dr. Wm. P. Rucker, sent to the Pittsylvania county jail from Botetourt, for safekeeping, made his escape from there last night, and is at large. It is supposed that he received outside aid to effect his liberation.
Report of the Committee on Banks Relative to the currency. --This report, to which we have already alluded as forthcoming, was yesterday presented by Mr. Buford, of Pittsylvania, Chairman of the Committee on Banks. We publish to-day enough of it to give the reader some general idea of what it proposes, calling particular attention to the lucid commentary of Mr. Macfarland, whom the committee justly characterize as possessing one of the ablest financial minds in the State. The report commences by some general remarks upon the magnitude of the subject, and the difficulties that surround it, and professing to have devoted their earnest attention to the discovery of some means to arrest the alarming process of depreciation in the currency, lay it down as fundamental maxims that the first steps to be taken is to reduce the volume within reasonable limits by retiring so much of the issues as may effect that object; and the second, to put a stop to such issues in future. The plan
e and feeling. He recognized the right of the constituency to instruct the representative, and the duty of the representative to obey or resign. He had chosen the latter alternative rather than vote for this bill, which he regarded as a Pandora's box filled to the brim with unutterable misery to this country, and more especially to his constituency. He would never be the man to assist in raising that fatal lid. When he had concluded his speech and retired from the House, Mr. Gilmer, of Pittsylvania, offered a resolution to request him to withdraw his resignation, which was carried by acclamation — the highest, tribute ever paid, we believe, by the members of a legislative body to the worth of one of their associates. The Speaker communicated the vote of the House to Mr. Robertson, and he replied, temporarily withdrawing his resignation. We hope that upon calm reflection, and serious consideration of the very equivocal character of the instructions under which he withdrew, Mr. Robe