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Mrs. Wood, a member of the Metropolitan Theatrical Company at Buffalo, died, on the 8th, from burns received three weeks previously in a noble attempt to rescue a little girl whose clothes were on fire. Lanergan's theatrical company were recently burned out at Saginaw, Michigan, some of the members barely escaping with their lives. They are now at Detroit. One of the little band of five revolutionary pensioners lately remaining, Captain Alexander Milliner, died recently in Rochester, aged one hundred and five years.
es proposed, and are referred to the proper committees. Among them were the following: For an enabling act to legalize the proceedings of courts of justice during the war; for repealing the act of 14th and 15th May, 1862, prescribing oaths in certain cases. By Mr. Stearns--For carrying out the recommendation of the Governor relative to schools and colleges. By Mr. Garett --For the assumption by Virginia of the debt due by the people of the State under the act of Congress of May, 1861. By Mr. Wood --For incorporating the National Express Company. By Mr. Scott --For organizing a military force for police duty in the counties. By Mr. Bentley--For reducing the tax on merchants' license. By Mr. Martin--For some relief to the citizens who have lost all they possessed (save their lands) in the war, and who are involved in debts they cannot pay. On motion of Mr. Kelley, a special committee was ordered to inquire into the amount of property of private citizens of this Commonwealth ta
on. "I think that the office of Secretary of the Land Office might be put under the Secretary of the Commonwealth, with authority to employ a chief clerk." Referred to a joint committee. Joint resolution (communicated from the House) that when the Legislature adjourns on the 21st instant that it adjourn to meet on the 3d January, 1866. Senate adjourned. House of Delegates. The House met at twelve o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Jeter, of the Baptist Church. Mr. Wood, from the Committee on the Penitentiary, reported a bill amending and re-enacting chapter two hundred and thirteen of the Code of Virginia, reorganizing the penitentiary, which was ordered to be printed. Mr. Garnett, from the Committee on Propositions and Grievances, to whom had been referred the resolution relative to the removal of freedmen from the York Peninsula, reported the same back with the request that it be referred to the joint committee to confer with the Superintendent of
the law to confine them in the penitentiary be repealed. He argues that the General Government takes cognizance of their crimes, and tries or pardons, as it sees. A vigorous discussion has taken place in the Mississippi Legislature upon the question whether the freedmen shall have an equal standing in court. A Jackson paper, which reports the debate, remarks that the young men favor equal rights before the law, while the old men oppose the admission of blacks in the courts. Major-General Wood, commanding the Department of Mississippi, has directed that the further issue of rations in his department to persons not connected with the military service, except to refugees and freedmen, provided for in the act of Congress of March 3, 1865, is strictly prohibited. A not uninteresting feature of the British news is the announcement that her Majesty Queen Victoria will formally emerge from her seclusion on the occasion of the opening of the new Parliament next month. Gove
ay whether he struck him or not. The difficulty originated about a bill for liquor to be paid to Mr. Farquhar. D. P. Farquhar gave a detail of the business transactions between himself and Ferguson. --Ferguson told him, about the 1st of November, that Fletcher had opened the house and was going to run it thereafter. Told witness this more than once. Knowing Fletcher to be good gave him credit for some forty dollars. Ferguson still owed him a bill, and on one occasion saw him at Davis & Wood's buying hay and oats, and asked him for money, when he pulled out a fifty-dollar note and paid for the hay and oats and put the change in his pocket. Subsequently saw Fletcher, and spoke to him about his bill, when he said that he had given Ferguson the money to pay it. Messrs Shepherd, Cordle and Hamlett testified as to their knowledge of the house belonging to Fletcher. Ferguson and Fletcher exhibited various receipts to establish their claims to the proprietorship. The Mayor d
Southern immigrants in Brazil. New York, December 26. --Information from Brazil has been received that the American immigrants, chiefly Southerners, represented by Colonel Wood, have selected a site for a town near Ragnora. There is expected a flow of immigration from the late Confederate States.
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