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THE FLOWER TRADE OF NEW YORK.
On BmlWfc Fifth and Sixth avenues,
find the cross streets near them between
Third and Forty-seventh, theEe are thirty
large florist concerns, each of which pays
a rent from $1,000 to $4,500 a year, and
Ioes a yearly bufdness of from six to forty
thousand dollars; There are besides per
haps nty smaller shops for ,the sale of
llowers in different parts of the city. Many
f thej larr gardens and hot-houses were
established during the flush times between
; 38(30 and 1870, when large sums were lav
ihed onpral decorations. At the wed
ding of Tweed's daughter for instance,
the floral -designs, bouquets, and parlor
ilecorationsare- said to have cost nearly
4,000. Since 1871 there has been no
notable increase in the number of flower
producer iti this 'Vicinity.- The number,
of retail dealers, however, has increased,
i -and with greater competition and smaller
demand the prices and profits have been
materially lowered. Indeed, says a Times
reporter, to whom we are indebted for a
ltJiree-lcolumn review of the trade, it
U only at holiday seasons that prices
can be regarded as handsomely remuner
ative For example, a shipment of roses
and violets sent to Boston just before Xew
' Year's jnought $15 41 hundred for the
roses iuhI $1750 for the violets; but by the
10th the same sorts of flowers were re
spectively worth only $1, and half a dol
.lar a hundred.
At this midwinter seasoirthe assortment
of flowers in the New York market em
braces ten choice varieties of roses, four
varieties of camellias, several varieties of
carnations, violets in abundance, helio
tropes, mignonettes, pansies, primroces,
azaleas,- forget-me-nots, the' sweet alys
Biims, etc The lilies of the valley seem
to gain in. popularity constantly; and not
withstanding the' great number grown
about New York, so high are they in favor
that the price is, always good.,, lloehrs, of
Union Hill, N. J., grows 150,000 sprays of
them annually. One day last year he
gent to thecity by one man 10,000 sprays,
for which he received fifteen cents each,
' or $1,500 for a single back-load. Carl
Jurgens of Newport, Rhode Island, grows
this winter 800,000 sprays, of these little
beauties Roman hyacinths, which rival
the llllies of the valley in popularity, are
worth just now from seven to ten cents a
spray, or from one and a half to ttvo dol
lars a dozen. Orchids are always hard to
get and very costly; sometimes as much
as five dollars has been paid: for a single
flower. The finest collection of orchids
grown for the trade in this country is be
lieved to be that of George Such, of South
Amltoy, N. J. -
Among foliage plants, fernsjind smilax
are most commonly used, and are justly
prised for their effect In lighting up all
floral decorations. Ordinary branches of
ferns cost but three dollars a hundred, but
some of the rarer kinds command as much
a. fifty cents each. The amount of smilax
used her k enormous, experienced florists
estimating that from 1,000,000 to 1,500,000
feet of this beautiful vine are made up
annually in, this city. Formerly it used
to 4e imported entirely from Boston, at a
cost of a dollar a yard for single strings;
now that the florists are growing it large
ly, theptico is greatly reducedrThis
winter notfraior than three thousand dol
lars' worthlof all kinds of flowers and
foilage haVeltepn imported; from Boston,
while csideratly more than that amount
has beettaWnt there, besides large ship
ments t Philadelphia, Baltimore, Albany,
aud other cities.
The be informed of our large flower
growers estimate that no less than $10,
000,000 are invested in the wholesale
florists, Jtreinea, .in land, greenhouses,
and stock in; this vicinity. The hot
liouses, Jovlr ;,over forty-five acres. At
Union Ilffi, N. J., there are perhaps twen
ty acres under glass for the cultivation of
flowers for the -New York market. The
general average of prices at the present
time is, for loo.se roses, $1 a dozen, except
for choice specimens, which command
fifty cents, or even a dollar apiece; cal la
lillies, 25 cents each; smilax, 30 cents a
yard; heliotropes; carnations, bouvardia
and other small flowers, about 50 cents a
dozen; hand bouquets from $5 to $25, ac
cording ; to size and composition; table
designs fj-om $5 to $J00; funeral designs
from $3 to $150,
For permanent housejiecorations, grass
es, hnmwttlles ami pressed leaves are in
great 6rthe:mo3t beautiful grasses
being tl magnificent "pampas grass"
plumes from California, which sells from
50 to 75 cents each, or $1 a pair for hand
some specimens. Immortelles, of natural
color and dyed, are brought from France,
but uot in large quantities. '
I gave TimHh an introduction to Judge
Kelley, and, at once asked K. for a re
commend tlfat Mould secure him (T ) a
position iu Washington. Oh, you want
some employment, do you I' asked the
hard-working member from the Fourth
Pennsylvania District. Oh, no,' said
Timothy, J don't want employment rj
havchad enough'of that. What I want
is a Government berth V
Recognition 0ft the, Hampton govern,
meat by Governor Vance was made yes.
terday, by. a communlaafi
' ' " " VAA4 UUV I
ernor Vaaeeto Governor Wade HamptonJ
J lujTuiuj 01 me arrest or Joshua Bel
lamy, charged withonimitting a murder
in HoiTy cpunty, South Carolinand flee
ing to thetwamps of Robeson county, this
State. EqI, Observer u
. 1 . . - - ....
Among thegencrnl public it is thonght
that great' inventions areHhe result of
what is called "lucky liits,n: and that
chance has more -to do: with them than
brain work. It is undoubtedly true that
the most wonderful inventions are the
simplest, and that the truths on which
they are founded apiear obvious. How
ever commonplace some inventions may
seem when they have become familiar to
everybody's understanding, it must not
be overlooked that for centuries their
truths had lain concealed from the busy
brain of man. If the real nature of 'great
discoveries is fairly considered, as well as
the intellectual processes which they in
volve, none can seriously hold the opinion
that such inventions have been the effect
of mere accident: but on the other hand,
it must be apparent that sneh foi-ditaut
accidental discoveries never happen. to
ordinary men. We believe that inven
tions dawn gradually on the contemplated
mind; a certain fixed idea becomes, step
by step, developed, by patiently weighing
the pros and cons, until at last a sort of
electric spark convulses the brain, moment
arily sending a glow- of joyful spasm to
the heart, and true genius is born to the
world. British Jlail.
A" WOMAN'S INVENTION.
All lovers of good toast will be inter
ested in the following'useful bread toaster,
the invention of Mrs. A. G. Harris, of
(ifanville county, N. C. It is not patent
ed, and can be made by all who wish to
use it. It is made by taking a piecejof
sheet iron or heavy tin, about 18 inches
square, and turning up the edges so as to
form ti shallow tray, to give sufficient
stiffness to the sheet. A number of V
shaped openings are now made in regular
order across the bottom; and tongues of
the V's are( turned up at tight angles to
the sheet. These shap points are to hold
slices of bread pressed upon them. A
short piece of stout jvire hinged to the
back serves as a prop to hold it at any
angle to the fire. After placing the slices
of bread in position, by pressing them on
the points, the toaster is set up on the
hearth before an open iire, where the
bread soon assumes a rich brown color,
and then the slices should be reversed.
If the lower part should irown before the
upp'ef, the toaster can be turned upside
down, and so bring the underdone bread
nearest the fire. This useful invention
costs only a few cents, and when once
used, it becomes a household necessity.
AN INTELLIGENT WATCH.
Mark Twain has been examining a cu
rious watch at a jeweler's in New Haven,
Conn., which he describes as follows :
"I have examined the wonderful watch
made by M. Iatile, and it comes nearer
to being a human being than any iiiece of
mechanism I ever saw before. It. know
considerably more than the average voter.
It knows the movements of the moon and
tells the day of the week, the mouth, and
will do this perpetually; it tells the hour
of the day,- the minute, and the second,
and splits the seconds into fifths and
marks the division by stop hands;, having
two stop hands, it can take care of two
race-horses that start one after the other!
it is a repeater, wherein the voter is sur-
gestea again; musically clnines the hour,
the quarter, the -half, the tl
hour, and also the minutes that have pass
ed 01 an uncompleted quarter hour so
that a blind man can tell the time of dnv
by it to the exact minute.
"feucli is this extraordinary wateh? T
should think one could add another whwl
and make it read and write; still another
anu make it talk; and I think one mirht
take out several of the wheels, that are
already In it, and it would be n. nmvi in.
telligent citizen than some that, lielr t
govern the country. On the whole. T tl.ia-
it is entitled to vote that is, if its sex is
uie ngni Kinu."
THE YOUNG SHOULD BE TAUGHT
We have often suggested in our columns
the importance of parents and teachers
drilling the young people, under their
cnarge to tumk. Ihe greatest difficulty
a teacher has to contend with is not in
accustoming the pupil to repeat the rules
in grammar, arithmetic, and other studies,
but to induce him to reflect on the reason
why, the rules are laid down, and why
following the rule produces a correct re
sult : in other words, to teach the pupil
to think. A correspondent. Mri R. K.
SloasouTTeTIects in the Western Itural our
thoughts on this subiect In a SOUiewhitr
lcugthy article, from which we make the
lollowmg extracts :
The world is indebted for nine tenths of
its valuable knowledge, its improvements
and.. progress generally, to men and wo
men who have trained themselves to tl.i.,1-
in a systematic and consecutive manner.
No; man has ever become eminent in
science, art, literature, or farming, who
us not, a proiound thinker who did not
well examine and compare all the item
pertaining to the subject to know wWh-
er, in' their various relations, they sus
tain the principle which public opinion
upholds as being true, It is not a very
uncommon thing that a principle has
been enunciated by men who have pet
theories to support, and where it is plain
to a thinking, unbiased mind, that some
of the important items of the theory are
in direct antagonism to the principle, and '
therefore false; or otherwise, the principle
itself has no foundation in truth.
Ihe earlier, consistent with henM. ...
youth learn to think, the mn .
and powerful will be the brain in maturi.
ty the better prepared-will be the mind
to shed a glow of interest and happiness
on all around, and fill itself with an in,
tense sense of enjoyment nr.tnrt
n - - u iu me
unuisciplmea mind. This
thinking should be" systematized, so that
the mind can bend its energies in full
-Vuu.one point at a time,, and after
having examined 'm tfa mmu
grotmd, the facts elicited canteclAseiftrtr;
managed, and put In posi tion tJ be (easily
Understood and apprecmted,fbeuse they
are forcibly and logically Tironght to bear.
If yon once acquire the .ability to concen?
trate the mind, so as not to be . diverted
from the main question nr objecj in view,
you have made a long stride in the right
direction, and the vigorous use of invid
aality, comparison and casuality will be
pretty certain to enable you to reach sat
isfactory and demonstrative oneaT .
To assist yourselves very materially
you need specially to cultivate memory;
and we believe this can best be done by
the association of tilings and ideas. , If
you wish to retain An idea, you havebnly
to specify in your mind a familiar idea,
analogous in some particular to Hie one
you.w ish to remember; so aU you have to
do is. to recall the familiar idea and the
new one immediately pops into your mind.
A little practice in this way will convince
you of its utility, and remember the lon
ger you practice a thorough analysis of
the subject submitted to your investiga
tion, the more'specdy, perfect and satis
factory will be your work. We believe,
therefore, that all high schools should
have a professor whose business shall be
to teach pupils to think, and even our
common school law should require ele
mentary instruction in the science ""of
thinking. Scientific American. .
DEATH OF SIGNOR BLITZ.
Antonio Blitz, better known as Signor
Blitz, the famous ventriloquist and con
juror, died recently in Philadelphia, in
the sixty-seventh year of his age. Mr.
Blitz came to country from England in
1jJ4, and at once became famous for his
remarkable dexterity in the art of leger
demain. He wes a very ingenius inventor,
and many of the most startling tricks of
later magicians originated with him. He
besides was, quite a humorist, and delight
ed to use his peculiar talents for purposes
of harmless fun. It is related that a favor
ite amusement of his was to visit the
markets, and tliere enjoy the astonishment
of the old fruit women when he gravely
extracted gold dollars from their oranges,
and of the egg dealers, when their eggs
hatched canaries under his marvellous
Personally, Signor Blitz was a refined
and pleasant gentleman and lavishly
charitable to the poor. The best anecdote
that is related of him descrilies how one
sour-faced ascetic came and remonstrated
with him, and taxed him with inculcating
in the popular mind a pi oneness to decep
tion. The Signor politely heard him
through, and did not excuse himself in
-the slightest particular; but instead, he
quietly extracted a pack of playing cards
from his visitor's coat pocket and then a
dice Im)x and dice from the crown of his
clearical hat. The giver of good advice
departed in dumb astonishment.
ADAM'S FI1I.ST WIFE'S REVENGE.
This is the old Hebrew cabalistic legend
of Lilith, the first wife of Adam, as told
by M. I). Conway, in his lecture on the
devil : "She was a cold, passionless,
splendid beauty, with wondious golden
hair. She was created Adam's equal ' in
every respect ; and, therefore, properly
enough, refused to obey him. For this
she was driven from the garden of Eden,
and Eye was created made to order, so
to speak of one of Adam's ribs. Then
the golden-haired Lilith jealous, enraged
pining for her first home in Paradise en
tered in the form of a ser;ent, crept into
the garden of Eden, and tempted Adam
and Eve to their destruction. Aud, from
that day to this, Lilith, a cold passionless
beauty, with golden hair, has roamed up
and down the earth, snaring the sons of
Adam, and destroying them. You may
always know her dead victims, for, when
ever a man has been destroyed by the
hands of Lilith, you will always find a
single golden hairwrapped tight around
his lifeless heart. To this day many and
many a son of Adam is lured to death
and ruin from having the golden hair of
a woman wrapped too tight around his
When the Young Athenian on the fence
asked, Shall I marry, or remain single?
the Old Greek answered, Do either,
and you will repent!
Old Ben Franklin sometimes said a
good thing; for example, 'If a man
empties his purse into his head, no man
can take it from him.'
Prize Conundrum. Why don'tawoiuan
like to hear her husband make- a public
Answer (by a lady): Because she don't.
A man who advertised for an 'amiable
wife,' and has had the supposed treasure
for one week expresses himself thus ob
scurely: 'She hadn't been in the house
twenty-four hours before the milk
A South Carolina man's wife presented
him with triplets the other day. At first
he swore and raved, but when the nurse
informed him that he couldn't upset the
Returning Board, he , quietly sat down
and watched her as she counted them
out. ; i ... , , .
"Oh mamma, that's Capt. Jones knock!
I know he has come to ask me to be his
wife !M "Well, my dear, you must aoeept
him.n But I thought you hated him so !"
"Hate him 1 I do so much that I intend
to be his mother eiiiTlaw,"w He renge is
A negro in South Carolina, complain.
iug of the hard times, declared they were
the hardest ever known. "Why," said he,
'I works all'day an steals all night, an'
yet I'm blest ef I Mn inake an 'onest liv.
in' " -..
'.Tire speaker afairapivcrsary meeting
"One by one our friends are "passing
from us into the land of shadows."
z tWell," exclaimed an old lady, "you
wouldn't; have'em go two by two, or all
in a huddle, would you !"
The man who don't advertise has his
store hung around with shingles and
pieces of" barrel heads, inscribed with
lampblack, Irish .Pertaters, Korn Meel,
Flower, All kinds of kontry produse,
Kaikes and Kandies for sale here. He
says, There aren't no sense in noospaper
advertising so long as a man is smart
enuff,to tend to his 0$ u business and kin
stand at the door and ' hollow the fellers
A Yankee poet thus breaks forth : "Oh!
the snore, the beautiful snore, filling the!
chamber from ceiling to floor! Over the
co vet-let, under the sheet, from her wee
dimpled chin to her -pretty feet ! Now
rising aloft lke a bee in June ; now sunk
to the wail of a cracked bassoon ! Now
flute like, subsiding, then rising again, in
the beautiful snore of Elizabeth Jane.
Uttle Men and Little Women. Quina
palus opines (Ethical Philosophy, lib. xciii,
cop. xix, 1) that It is mistakingly con
ceiving their duties, wheik parents make
of their truly -Wgottcn j children 'little
men' and 'little women.' For (saith he,
in continuation) let boys be boys, and
girls be girls, while they may. Manhood
and womanhood eometh amply soon.
P O L ! C E Ell A
I havn not enjoyed e"1 lteat!! for veYeral years
fnt, yrt liavu nut ftli'twrd it io uiterferp with my
alxr. "Every one belong to t lie laboring cla8
knows the inconvenient of be!uir obbgrnl to labor
when the body, from icl 1 fy almost refuses to per
form its daily tat-k. 1 never wax " believer in doping
with medicines; but havintr he irci ihe Veoeti.nb
ipoken of bo hiphly, was 'Ij-iim niiiieil to try it, aud
ahull never regret that dett-mwination. As a tonic
( which every me need at e time) it Mirpawes
anythiinr I ever heard of. It iuvis'Oulef the whole
system ; it is n great clemser kr.d piir.fier of the
blood. There are man v of niy aeqnaintauceft who
have taken it, aud all uuitc iia praise of 9 aatiaUo
E"ler;ai;y amonff the x?ed c'as of people, it im
parti to I hem the one thii'g most needful in old a:e
nights if raltn, sxveet rep'", tiiei -by s re vjihen
injr the in:tiil g well a the body. Otic, ujjed lady,
whi has been eiifl'iinc thm' !;!i lifn fiom Ser.ifula,
and has beeome h!:nd "from its effe' ts, liuvine tried
many renM-dies with no favoi'iLle lonlt.w s induced
by (rivnde to try the VriiErixB. After 1 ;ik incr a few
bottle, she obtained nch rent rel ef that she ex
precse.l k whh for her f'f ht, y;at m'ht be able
to ljok upon the iiihu who sent her cm.ii a blessing.
0. P. II. IIOIMJK. -J'oliee Otcr, Station 6.
Boston, ilasi., iiay , l&H.
St. Pa cl, Aug., W, 1804.
II. . Stettns, E.q. : j,.
lVnr air I alioiid wanting in gratitude. If I
failed to acknowledge rhul the Veoctine has done
for me. 1 waa att;u n aUmt eleven months fince
with Kroiiehin, Which eettle.d into C'oi:.:mp!ir:n. I
had ni-lit meats and fever chills ; vr (tisties,-d
breath and -frequently spit hloinl ; was all eniaeiated,
very uenk, and to low thut my trierjda thought uiy
I wasr.dvi-ed to mnke a trial of the Vfbctikb.
which, uudejthe prov.denre of (Jod, f msed me
That he riisy l(!e. the o 'vi.ii nied eii;e to others
's he hiiS'to ine. Mid itn.t h divine puue ni:iv at
tend voil, is the heaitt- lt i -::cr c.f M:r ani:r;ug,
liltnible e? vant, lil-NJ 'VIN I'K'I TIXOILI..
1'. S. Mine ii but ot,e itr.ni'i; tiie tiiaiiV cures
Jour medicine haa euei te.i u t:4;t place. "C. 1.
-oiiTH Host on, Feb. 9, 1S71.
II. R. Strvevs, T.nq. : ,
l).-ar Si.- I have hi afrd frotn very tnsnv sonrees of
tl eijreut cmTe-s of Vri;E; ink in rY.se rf S roOda,
KheuinaliNi.i, Kidney l'ii;jiplaint, l.'starrh, an. I other
diseases of kimlred l.r.ture. 1 mr.ke no heiiiinf ion
in saving that I know Vegi tink io be the limit, re
liable remedy for Catunh and (.enera! Pebility.
iiy w.te ha breu troubled with Caturrti for'many
year?, atid at times very badly. She Las thoroughly
tr.eil every supposed reiie-dy that we eoiiid dear of "
and will) ail thia sin iia lor several years 1h-cii K,a1
ually growing wo; se, and the dife'haio flow Ui
head was excessive nnd very off.-nive.
ihe was in this condition when she commerced to
take VeGetinb : I could see that she whs licprov.
in:: on the second bottle. Mie contiuiied LaUing lbs
VliwBTlE outil she hud ted f:om twelve to tilteeu
buttles. I am now happy in inforniitiq; you and ths
puhltc ( if you choofte to iimke it p:ri.c ) that she is
entirely ciued. and Vj,,ruE ai o mp;i?hed ttie curs
Iter nothing else wo;:Ul. lieni e 1 feel justified in
Myitis; that f.uktink is the u.6rT "reliable itioedy,
nd would sxlvise all suite: iu hi:n:.tu:ty to try it,
for I believe it to b goo.1, houcat, vegetable rued
icjie, and I shall uot In M-at Io letofi n-einl it.
1 im, c, respwtifuliy, U C. CA KXKI.L,
Store i51 ijo:.dvvay.
VOBTI arts directly upon the causes of these
complaints. It inv poMit -s and si: enihens tiie
whole sys'em, aets up. -n the Si i te.ive organs, alia;, a
ll)llininH;ion, le-in.-es nud cures uieeratioutcui'cs
CoiiotipaUon, und regulates the Ixivveis.
Has Entirely Cm rd 31c.
Boston, October, 1ST0.
Mn. Stk ant :
Ier Sir My dnnghter, after having a severe at
tack of Whoip;ii(j eouifh. was lelt iu a feeble state of
health. Beiii advi-ed by a friend, she tried the
Vbobtine, and attr using a tew bottles w;is fullv re
toied to health.
I have been a great sufferer from "Rheumatism. I'
have taken several bottles of the VrsitTisr for this
complaint, tod am happy to sn it has entirely enred
me. I have recommended the Veortine to oil ers
with the same good remilfs. It ii a i;reot cleanser
nd pun tier ot the blood ; it is ptcarant lo take ; and
I MJi cheerfully recommend it.
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Raleigh, N. C.
Carolina Central Railway
Office General Sr PERisThxtENT. )
Wilmington. N. C. April 14, 1875. S
Change of Schedule,
On and after Fridy. April ifith, 1R75, the
trains will run over this Railway arf follows.
Leave Wilmington at
Arrive at Charlotte at
Leave Charlotte at
Arrive in Wilmington at
.715 A M.
.7.15 P. M.
.7.00 A. M
..7.00 P. M
Leave Wilmington at r.6.00 P M
Arrive at Charlotte at 6 00 P M
Leave Charlotte at ti 0 i A' M
Arrive iu Wilmington at 6.00 A M
Leave Charlotte at 8 .00 A M
Arrive at liullalo at 12 M
Leave Huffalo at I2.:' P M
Arrive iu Charlotte at .4.30 P M
No Trains on Sunday eccept one freight train
that loaves Wilmington at C p. M., instead of
on Saturday night.
Connects at Wilmington with' Wilmington fe
Weldon, aud Wilmington, Columbia fc Augusta
Railroads. Semi-weekly .New York aud Tri
weekly Baltimore and weekly Philadelphia
Steamers, and the Uiver Boats to Fayettevillo.
Connects at Charlotte with its Weiteru Di
vision. North Carolina Railroad, Charlotte &
Statesvile Railroad, Charlotte & Atlonta Airi
Line, and Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Rail
road. Thus supplying the whole West, Northwe t
and South Teot with a short and cheap line t'
the Seaboard and Earope.
S. L. FREMONT.
Chief Engineer and Superintendent.
May 6. 1875. tf.
gltotnts xt fain,
"fcxxr-yf TJ"m O.
f ' i
;,- il .ll-.l -Aiti'if 'UtSl bibj Owl !'
Rclm end ' & Daavile, Richmond &
Danville R. W., N. C. Divisun, and
North W estern N. C. R. W: ,
In Effect ox-and after Sunday, Dec. 10th; 1876
GOING NORTH .
Leave Charlotte 4. 00 a m
Air-Line Junlion 5.20 14
4 Salisbury 7.3o "
44 Greensboro 9.55
44 Danville 12.28 r M
Dundee 12.40 44
" Burkeville 5.05 44
Arrive at Richmond 7.43 p m
STATIONS. MXlL. t
Leave Richmond 7.50 A M
" Burkeviile 10.46 "
44 Dundee 2.55 P M
44 Danville 2.59 44
Greensborough 5.40 44
44 Salisbury 8.15 44
44 Air-Line Junction 0.25 44
Arrive at Charlotte 10.37 44 -
GOING EAST GOING WEST
44 Co. Shops
Arrive at Raleigh
Arrive at Goldsboro
jMAIL. A MAIL.
l 10.05am Arr.5.25 pm
- 11.21 44 -o Lv. 4.15
2.41 PM A rr. 12.30pm
0 5.15 pm " Lv. 10.10pm
UOIlTn W237SRN 22. C. XX. XL
( Sai,em Branch. )
Arrive at Salem
Arrive at Greensboro
5.50 p M
7.30 A k
Passenger Trains leaving Raleigh at 12.34 p.
M. connects at Greensboro with the Southern
bound train ; making the quickest time to all
No Change of Cars Between Charlotte
and Richmond, 282 Miles.
Papers that have arrangements to advertise
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For fuither information address
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Genl. Passenger Agent,
June 6, '76 Kichmot:d, Va.
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