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James P. Holcombe, Professor of Constitutional Law in the University of Virginia, has resigned his position in that institution and announced himself a candidate for the State Convention. Mrs. S. M. Walton, mother of Madame Lo Vert of Mobile, and an accomplished lady of the old Virginia school, died in Mobile last week. Mrs. J. Von Freeden and child, and J. Wasmer, wife and child, all of Richmond, Va. , sailed from New York on Saturday, in the steamer Bremen. The Rev. C. M. Callaway, formerly of Virginia, but more recently in Kansas, has accepted the call of the vestry of the Church of the Ascension, in Baltimore. An address to the Queen of England for a separate Irish Parliament, and the right of self- government, has already received over 30,000 signatures in Ireland. There are fifty-seven cities in the world which contain from 100,000 to 200,000 inhabitants, twenty-three from 200,000 to 500,000, and twelve which contain above 500,000. Verdi is c
solutions.--The following resolutions of inquiry were read and referred; By Mr. Evans, of amending or repealing the law restricting the catching of fish in certain rivers and bays; by Mr. Witten, of providing for the payment of $162.70 to Witten Cecil and T. G. Perry, for law damages, assessed by a jury of Tazewell county; by Mr. Cowan, of legalizing a conveyance from Andrew Oliphant, guardian, &c., to David Simpson; by Mr. Carpenter, of amending 14th section of chapter 61 of the Code; by Mr. Watts, of refunding to Richard Cox and D. Griffith a sum of money assessed against them. Direct Trade.--Mr. Bisbie, of Norfolk, offered a resolution to the effect that the General Assembly had learned with satisfaction that Periere & Freres, Bankers, of Paris, France, contemplated putting on a line of steamers between the United States and France, and that France intended to subscribe thereto $900,000 per annum; and that Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Maryla
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Virginia Post-Offices. --A new office is established at Grove Landing, James City county, and William B. Wynne appointed postmaster. Office at Callahan's, Alleghany county, is re-established, and Wm. Weller appointed postmaster. Appointments.--James Cowling, postmaster at Broad Run Station, Fauquier county, vice Samuel P. Bagley, resigned. Abraham Rathbone, postmaster at Burning Spring, Wirt county, vice John V. Rathbone, resigned. John F. Bennett, postmaster at Burnville, Brumwell county, vice Jas. W. Connelly, resigned. Jas. Scott, postmaster at Middle Mountain, Craig county, vice John Scott deceased.
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from disappointed ambition and natural inequality. Mr. Winslow, of N. C., obtained the floor, and the House adjourned. Senate.--Mr. Iverson, of Georgia, was discharged, at his own request, from further serving on the Committee of Claims. A bill providing for the removal of the St.Louis Arsenal, and sale of the land on which it is located, was passed. Mr. Crittenden's resolutions were laid aside, and the Tariff bill taken up and referred to a special committee. The Pacific Railroad bill was discussed. A warm debate ensued between Messrs. Douglas and Trumbull, and subsequently between Douglas and Benjamin. The name of John Wentworth, as one of the corporators of the road was stricken off, and a large number of railroad men added, including James S. Barbour, of Va. Mr. Green of Mo., suggested that the names of Wendell Phillips and John Brown, Jr., be added, as agents of the underground railroad. Pending this suggestion, the Senate adjourned.
Northern markets.--[by telegraph.] New York, Jan, 23. --Cotton lower, and quoted 11¾c. Flour heavy and unchanged. Wheat lower — white declined 1@2cts. Corn heavy — mixed 68@68; Southern white 75@77 Lard quiet at 10 ½@10c. Sugar dull — Orleans 6 ½ @6 ½c. Turpentine firm at 35 ½@37 Rosin dull at 20@25 Stocks higher — N. Y. Centrals 79; Va. 6's@76 ½; Mo. 6's@68 ½. Baltimore, Jan. 23.--Flour active and firm — Howard and Ohio $5.50. Wheat steady — red 1.30 @1.35; white $1.40 @1.60, y and unchanged. Wheat lower — white declined 1@2cts. Corn heavy — mixed 68@68; Southern white 75@77 Lard quiet at 10 ½@10c. Sugar dull — Orleans 6 ½ @6 ½c. Turpentine firm at 35 ½@37 Rosin dull at 20@25 Stocks higher — N. Y. Centrals 79; Va. 6's@76 ½; Mo. 6's@68 ½. Baltimore, Jan. 23.--Flour active and firm — Howard and Ohio $5.50. Wheat steady — red 1.30 @1.35; white $1.40 @1.60, Corn firm — yellow 63@66; white 68 @70 Provisions active — mess po
Still later from Europe.arrival of the North Briton. Portland Jan. 23. --The steamer North Briton from Liverpool on the 10th inst., arrived this morning. Commercial. Liverpool Jan. 10 --Cotton — sales for the week 57,000 bales, with an advancing tendency over last week's prices. On Friday the market was active and unchanged. Flour has a downward tendency. Wheat do.--Corn dull. Consols 91½@91 5/8
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adopted complimentary resolutions to Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, for his position. The Waynesboro (Ga.) News says that the "Burke Sharpe Shooters" at a late meeting elected twenty-six "unqualified secession and determined-on- resistance ladies" as honorary members of the company. Eight of them are unmarried. Byrd Douglas, of Nashville, Tenn., has sent a donation of $1,000 to the Governor of South Carolina. In Florida, the ladies of the families of Messrs. Robert Gamble and Robert W. Williams have offered their services in any manner available for preparing the troops for the field of battle. Sherrard Clemens, of Va., in the House. The following occurrence took place in the U. S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday: Mr. Clemens, of Virginia, said he spoke as a Southern man, identified by birth, education, and a residence in that section. While many of those who inaugurated the pending revolution, cry out with uplifted hands, exclaiming, "No effusion of bloo
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Fugitive slave case at Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 23. --In the case of the fugitive slave girl Lucy, owned by Mrs. Williams, of Wheeling, Va., the defence has been withdrawn, and the girl will be sent back to Virginia to-morrow.
as amended, was adopted unanimously. Adjournment Proposed.--Mr. Thomas, of Henry, proposed the following joint resolution, which was laid over under the rules: Resolved, (the House of Delegates consenting,) That when the Senate adjourn on Monday next, it will be to the 18th of February, 1861 On motion, the Senate adjourned. House of delegates. Wednesday, Jan. 23d, 1861. The House was called to order at 12 o'clock M., by Speaker Crutchfield. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Willis, of the Baptist Church. A message from the Senate was read announcing the passage of sundry bills, some of which were taken up, read the requisite number of times, and passed, among them acts amending and re- enacting the act entitled an act to incorporate the Jackson Orphan Asylum of Norfolk, passed February 26, 1856; changing the time of holding the terms of the Circuit Courts of the counties of Hardy and Page: for the relief of Benjamin and Isaac Deford, of Morgan county; for th
Dr. Winship Outdone. --Dr. Winship, the celebrated Massachusetts athlete, who was asserted to be the "strongest man in the world," has met a superior in the person of one William Thompson, who is connected with the Chicago Gymnasium. The test of strength occurred in that city one day last week, at a gymnastic tournament, at which Dr. Winship performed his great muscular feat of lifting nine kegs of nails weighing 1,000 pounds, and raising, with the aid of harness on his shoulders, 1,517 pDr. Winship performed his great muscular feat of lifting nine kegs of nails weighing 1,000 pounds, and raising, with the aid of harness on his shoulders, 1,517 pounds. He was succeeded by Thompson, who, commencing with the last lift of the Doctor, then went on adding weights and lifting, with harness on his shoulders and hips, until the numbers stood successively, 1,536, 1,636, 1,736, 1,836, 1,936, 2,036, 2,136 pounds--a very remarkable lift, the latter, to be sure. He also experimented with dumb- bells weighing 100 and 165 pounds.--Another competing gymnast, named Curtis, "pushed" first 130 pounds, and then 150 pounds in each hand with the pulley, a
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