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respecting the Maximilian power in Mexico portends the gathering of a war cloud. Those who have been looking for a speedy accommodation of the condition of the country to a stable peace basis have become nervously excited, the existing reticence of the Government only serving to produce gloomy imagining.--Sun. Post-Office Affairs. The Postmaster-General has ordered the following: At Old Point Comfort, Va., appoint Edward F. Krebs postmaster, vice Alexander Crane, deceased. Re-open Buford's, Bedford county, Va., and appoint Miss Lucy C. Butler postmistress, vice Wm. J. Parker. At Dranesville, Fairfax county, appoint C. W. Coleman postmaster, vice Wm. Dyer, declined. The Supreme Court test oath. Mr. Garland, of Arkansas, formerly a member of the Supreme Court, moved the Court to restore him to practice without taking the required oath, that he did not willfully give aid and comfort to the rebellion. The Court holds the matter under advisement. [Our previous reports
Richmond and Danville Railroad. The eighteenth annual report of this Company embraces the reports of the President, Auditor and Superintendent, together with the proceedings of the meeting held on the 12th of September last. The report of the President, Mr. A. S. Buford, gives a brief history of the past year and a statement of the financial condition of the road, its earnings and its liabilities. The condition of the road way and rolling stock is also ably set forth. He also states that it is under consideration to alter the gauge of the York River road to the same gauge as that of the Richmond and Danville, and to connect these two roads through the lower part of the city. A corresponding change of gauge in the Piedmont road is deemed of vital importance. The Auditor's report is a tabular statement of the financial condition of the road. The report of the Superintendent, Mr. Thomas Dodamead, shows that great energy and skill have been devoted to the repair
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of the stockholders of the Richmond and Danville railroad was held at 12 o'clock yesterday in the Exchange Hotel. Mr. Buford, president of the company, called the meeting to order. Mr. F. N. Watkins, of Prince Edward, was chosen chairman; he following resolution, which was unanimously adopted: "Resolved, That the thanks of the meeting be tendered to A. S. Buford, President, and Franklin Stearns, Wood Bouldin, W. T. Sutherlin and A. F. Harvey, Directors, and to John D. Harvey, W.ed: Messrs. Flournoy, Treadway, Burr, Stokes and William C. Scott. The following were unanimously elected:--President, A. S. Buford; Directors, John R. Edmonds, of Halifax, and Wood Bouldin, of Charlotte. Mr. Sutherlin offered a preamble, witny." Mr. E. F. Keen was appointed to wait on the President and inform him of his election. The President, Mr. A. S. Buford, shortly afterward was conducted to the hall, and returned his thanks in a neat speech. On motion of Mr. Flourn