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iinouncements of party principles
out by leaders, as bugle calls are
o bring rank and file into posi
:oming conflict, and indicate the
ack, or defense, which must be
nd prosecuted. At present, the
i have rather a curious discord in
i; some apparently taken from
lican note-book ; others from the
?d Know-Nothing collection ; but
ibining very old and very new,
last and dreamed future, are so
i to arrest attention, if they can
,nd obedience. Of this latter class i
eh appeared in the Whig a few
"Death to Radicalism."
irate editor appears to be in
rnesl, it is well to look over the
see if this terrible cry is a just
the cause of order anil civiliza
f the partisan forces, thus sum.
the war of extermination, will
iufficient strength to accomplish
Radicalism (by which we sup-
Whig means Republicanism,) a
iment which should be crushed
system ? It has n record, and
;cord it should be judged. A
ous record never was inscribed
:s of a nation's annals; and that
nent, of which the Whig js now
las a record as disastrous as that
anisni is brilliant.
IBS are a party of ideas and cor
action, who have cast compro
nciple behind them as an evil
while full of earnest enthusiasm,
ieath save that of error, ignor-
Tong. i Convinced that slavery,
mtless abominations, was agres
hat having robbed the colored
his rights, it was gradually cir
; the rights of the white man,
enged to a conflict of arms, Re
i accepted the gage thrown down
and made its cardinal idea a
r — libeiiy for all of Cod's trea
ty <°ft>.l or lowly in the social scale.
, but no more noble work, in
vicked effort to divide this great
< opposing fractions; and if
shade revisits the earth, he
Feels a great satisfaction at the down-
S secession, ,os when he slraii
ullilication. Emancipated mil
londmun, were not only made free
ir chains, but led up into the glo
rtlmrst of liberty, and given the
! weapon of defence—the ballot
vhich to protect thoir rights and
.ir manhood. The commerce of
ry, ciippled by foreign sympathi
dreadodour growing power, is be.
_d into its old proportions; home ma
s never more active and flourish
aborers or meclianics more gener
oyed, or better paid. Burdened
t, the infliction of secession, pub
tions are met, and yet the reimi
ion is not more than the people are
i pay as the ransom of their coun
-9 great Western wilderness is trav
tho ""iron-horse," and lightning
intelligence from Atlantic to
nd, under the stormy waves, from
to continent. Among the nations
irth the United States—with no
sing from her proud ensign, but
i added—never was so potent as
ler friendship more sought, or her
more dreaded. The Treaty of
;on shows that this is no empty
The simple, barren, disastrous
f the party of which the Whig
be the mouth-piece, is opposition,
opposition, to all these grand
achievements; yet they have the presump
tion, the audacity, to cry out: "Death to
Radicalism!" and if their miserable prayer
lie granted, it will be more ; it will be
death to liberty, peace, progress and pros
perity, country—all worth living for, all
worth hoping tor. We have no fears of the
result, "In God is our trust ;" and Demo
•cracy may cry—"Death to Republicanism;"
ibut if it again, attempts the deed, the united
»oiee of a free people will utter the fiat
"Hitherto shalt thou come but no farther."
i'ou may agitate, but beware how you at
Choose some other key note, we say to
the Whig, one indicating love of peace, and
recognition of facts. There is work for all,
and if you and your party will not unite
with its in our labors for the reformation of
existing evils, and perfecting results ul ac
complished revolution, work in that direc
tion yoiirselres, and we will bill you "ftoil
' —■ . ; ~-T ! f .
Removal *■* ''"' TTrelMloiWl ol' In,, i mil
APPOINTMENT G. I .1. W. Dol'ltl.Ass.
Conuuissioner Pleasantoil has been for
merly suspended, and Douglass appointed
and in possession of the office.
The immediate causes assigned in ulliciul
circles for Pleasanton's removal are: the
revenue was not collected with efficiency ;
his reversal of rulings of his predecessors
and making decisions the elluet of which
needlessly lessoned the revenue ; and act
ing on important matters, wherein I tout well
had paramount authority, without consult
The following is Pleasauton's letter refus
ing to resign:
TIIE.ASI'I.Y I>K['AI.T.\I_.NT, 1
Office of Co*, or I.nii:iinai. Ili:\-t:.\tE,
August btil, IS7I. J
To the President:
In answer toyourivijiiesi, transmitted through
Oeneral Porter last evening, tliat 1 should tender
my resignation of the ollice of Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, 1 can only reply that under
ordinary circumstances nothing would give un-
pleasure than to accede to any request
>ou might make of this kind. But Hie cause lor
making this request was stated by Ueneral Por
ter to be the difl'erenci' eiisting between the Sec
retary of the Treasury, Mr. Bontwell, and in>
self as regards the government and nmu:i;'* nn-iit
of the Internal BevCnue Bureau.
@lfe Hailjj State Journal
Six Dollar* I'er Year.?
Three Out* Per t i.jty. \
Mr. Hont well claims powers which, under the
laws of Congress governing that Burean, are
vented solely In the Commissioner. The ques
tion is, therefore, a purely legal one, and the pre
cedents of our Government have l>een to have
ragh questions, when appealed to the President,
referred to the law officer of the Government for
his opinion, and upon which the President would
base his decision. This course was (pursued by
Presidents Jackson, Tyler, Pierce, Van Buren,
Fillmore, and others, and has been the uniform
practice of the Government. Knowing these
facts and IwHcving this to be the proper way to
settle any difference of view as reganls tho law
which might exist between the Secretary and the
Commissioner, I addressed you a communication
some time since making an appeal for your deci
sion of the powers of the Commissioner under the
act of July 90, l wis. This appeal, as I under
stand it, is not to be entertained, but the gubject
is to be treated rather as a perWmal difference be
tween the Secretary-and myself.
In this connection it is proper to add that the
personal condnct of the Secretary has bt»on such,
as to preclude the tender of my resignation until
some opportunity Is granted lor vindicating my
administration of the Internal Revenue Bu
In justice to the public interests placed under
my charge and the importance to the tax-payers
of a proper solution of these difficulties, I must
respectfully decline to tender you my resignation,
and, trusting it will not be deemed Inappropriate,
I will again request that your present determina
tion may be reconsidered and au investigation of
the matter of difference botweon the Secretary
and myself be referred to the Attorney General
for his legal opinion. With great respect,
'Exkcftivk Mansion, l
Wahhisoton, l>. C. Aug. 8, 1871. $
Yon are hereby suspended from the office of
Commissioner of Internal Revenue, in accord
ance with the terms of an act approved April ft,
A. I). 1869, toamend an act regulating the tenure
of certain civil offices, passed Marqh 2, A. I). 1807,
and subject to all provisions of law applicable
thereto. U. 8. Chum*.
Ai .PUD Pleahantox, C'tnimttmiontr of Inter,ml
At the same time the following letter
was forwarded to Deputy Commissioner
To all who shall see these presents, greeting i
Know ye, that by virtue of the authority con
ferred ui*.it the President by the second section
of the act of Congress approved April .., j m;.i, en
titled "An act to amend an act regulating the
tenure of certain civil officers," I do hereby suk- -
pend Alfred Pleasonton from the office of Com
missioner of Internal Revenue until the end of
the next session of the Senate, and I hereby
designate John W. Douglass to perform the du
ties of such MibpeiiUetl officer in the meantime,
he being a suitable person therefor, subject to
all provisions of law applicable thereto.
In testimony whereof I have caused these let
ters to be mode pateni and the seal of the United
States to be hereunto affixed.
GivMi under my hand, at the city of Washing
ton, the eighth day of August, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy
one, and of the independence of the ('nited States
of America the ninety-sixth.
Ikeai..] U. S. Grant.
J. C. HASeßorr Davis,
Acting Secretary of State.
Treasury Department, )
Officii of Internal Ukvkxi'r, [
Washington, Aug. 8, 1871. " ;
T-i J. W. Duuglantr, Esq.. First Deputy t'ommift- ,
sinner Internal li-rutin- Bureau;
Sir—Having this day been suspended from this
office by the President, I turn the same over to '
Very respectfully, A. Plkasonton.
NOTICE TO THE CITIZENS~W BUCK- i
INGHAM COUNTY AND ITS VICINITY, j
I shall deliver a speech at Buckingham Court-
Elouse, Virginia, on the Uth day of August, com
mencing precisely at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, I
relative to the FUUNDKRING AND BUILDING i
OF NEW JERUSALEM—the centre io be in
Buckingham county, Va. I shall charge all male
persons, 10 years of age, fifty cents per head ; all
persons under that age and over six, twenty-live
.■ems per head. The ministers of Christ-seal
?lmrcht?H will not be charged, or the Judge of the .
county court of Buckingham county. The mar- •
ried and single ladies free of charge. My sqwech i
will be delivered in the Presbyterian church or i
yard. The income for very special religious pur
poses. • *
ANDERSON DEMANDVILLE ABRAHAMS. \
Buckingham county, Va., tfie 9th of August, 1871. i
au It*—lt '
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PROPOSALS FOR LITHOGRAPHED I
|li:rw. i \ii.M «.i nil: l.viiaui.it, i
I 'tixtaox QvnCßf I )
Wahhixutiix, D. C. August 3,1871. ) I
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received tit
.his ollice until the Nt of September (pn___imo)
or eight hundred I housandl Mm,mm) Lithographed '
..hecks, for the use of the various Pension Agen- X
■ies (fifty-nine in number) for the year 1872. ■
S.-imples can be seen at this oflire, or at nil J
Linked States Pension Agency.
Each bid must be accompanied by a written r i
[uaranteo, signed by the bidder, with two com- a
tetent sureties, that the bidder Is engaged in the ,
iitsiiiess of lithographing, and has the requisite l
acilities for the performance of the contract for 0
yhich the bid is made in a satisfactory manner, r
The proposal and guarantee should In* super- •
bribed with the place of residence of the signers "
md the proper date. t
The right to reject any and all bids that may t
>c offered is reserved. J.H.BAKER,
an 10—2awtSl Commissioner of Pensions. T
1500,000. I $500,006! a a
HEAL ESTATE DISTRIBUTION OF c
MKMPJirS, TEXSEfISEE, FOR IMI. l
SAARES FIVE HOLLARS EACH. c
■Sli. 1 .nun in US choice and valuable pieces ol I
tEAL ESTATE, and «.'«,000 in PERSONAL \
niOPERTY—the distribution of whlqh will lake
dace on the
■'llsl.duy of August. j
Iv tlie above call Ire found some of the lluest l!
niproved and best paying property in the city of
vteuiphis, among the leading of which is Ihe
NEW MEMPHIS THEATRE. n
.i'ivii-il am com of+s...mm, and now renting for ,
iA,otio tier miiiiiiii. Palatial and col Uw residen- ( '
es, valuable business houses prominently loca- il
ed, beautiful suburban homes, a line plantation
n a high state of cultivation, near the city, and
•thers really ranging from tin.mm to tsO.lHio all v
mder the management of
MESSRS. PASSMORE k RUFFIN, ?.
leal Estate Agents, Memphis, Tenu., who re
pectfttlly refer to the citizens of that city. i
All the shares unsold at the time of distribu- V
ion will be surrendered and their corresponding
lumbers not allowed any representation. r
The managers will not hold a share, thus guar
.uteeiug the shareholders the full control.
Far shares, circulars, or any information as to
GRAND REAL ESTATE DIjE.THIIH.TION, <
ddress or apply to
JOHNSTON * SELDEN, s
Hook and News Agents, ~
No. itls Main street, Kichmoud, Va.
au ID—td !
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COLLECTION OF CLAIMS. '
I» it i ris ll i |, _,„ s . a
We will attend to all CLAIMS OF BRITISH
SUBJECTS against the government of the Uul- a
ed States, payable by the terms of the late trea- c
y between the United SUUea and Ureal Britain, ,i
These claims are for acts committed against
lie peisoii and property of subjects ot 11 rea i Bf|- t
am during the period of the line war. and by the t
iruiy or uut-ioiwl agents of the United States. i
CHANDLER, MORTON fc SHIELDS. ''
jy 27—3 m _____ [1
WANTED TO PURCHASE A FARM, of li
about 21)0 acres, in one of Ihe Southern a
Hates; must be healthy. Address, stating crops ',
rrown, terms and full parttcularsyto Box 11166, '
>t. Paul, Miim. jy s—tf I
ALL THE TYPE WITH WHICH THIS
PAPER IS PRINTED, was cast at the ,
oundry of . v. L. PELOUZE k CO.,
|fee 16—deod*wem Bichmond, Va. t
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THE JOURNAL IS TIIE ONLY F.VENINIi
| PAPER WHICH RECEIVES AND PUB
LISHES TIIE NEW YORK ASSOCIATED
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i LATEST BY TELEGAPRH.
IN I_W YORK IXIO3IM.
More Victims of the WcstfleldDisaster!
DEATHS FROM YELLOW FEVER! j
i NO CHOLERA IN NEW YORK! |
I Tie Louisiana Republican Convention! j
Trial of'the Communists • j
.1 HEAVY liXSI it ami: MM decided t I
A FATAL GUNPOWDER EXPLOSION ! j
Another Railroad Accident! |
IMPORTANT I 111 OK lis FOR CUBAJIS!
Tho Montana EQleetlonM! |
More "H'esllleld" \ ictiius-lleulli rroni V.llow
Fever—No luuiratioim oT Cholera in New
New York, August 10.—Three more
ilent.is of the "Wcstlield" victims are re
ported, which swells the slaughter to one
John If. Horn, the second officer of the
steamer Sherman, from Havana, has died
to prevent the appearance of Asiatic
cholera in this city, and that there are no
indications of its coming at present.
Captain W. F. Lyons, of the Herald's
The l.oiii-iiinn Ri-pulilii :m Convention ih.-iui
i/i-il— Mit'iiuii nt n "Uollin-t" Convention.
this morning with Rureh as temporary
Warmouth led his lorccs out of tlie Con
vention, and is attempting to hold a
"bolting" Convention. lie took with him
a delegation tan only three or four parishes
that were regtilarly elected. Most of his
adherents entitled to seats remained.
A guard of soldiers was in the btiililing
to protect public property and prevent a
riot by a mob that desired admission.
THR "ISOI-THUN" OKGANI7.I..
hour this morning a large crowd of whites
and blacks assembled around the custom
house, where tlie Republican convention
convened. About 9 o'clock two compa
nies of the Nineteenth United States infan
try, with two (iatlin guns, tmder Captain
Jewett, arrived. The troops marched in
and stacked amis in the hall, at the head
of the steps, on Canal street. l.arge num
bers of deputy United States marshals
closely guarded every entrance. No one
Wis permitted to enter without a ticket
from Marshal Packard.
At half-past 10 o'clock Governor War
mouth, accompanied by Senators Pineh
back and about eighty followers, some with
Mid some without tickets, entered the ;
building and endeavored to pass to the hall.
I'hey were stopped by the deputy marshals
tnd informed that no one would be permit
ted to pass in until the hour arrived for i
>pening the convention. The Coventor ex- i
jressed indignation, and mounting a dhair i
iaid : "Having been refused admittance ! ]
M the hall designated by the central com
_nittec for holding a convention, I propose •
tve now adjourn to Turner's Hail anil hold
Him -speech was received with cheers and
i few hisses.
Governor Wanntiuth descended from bis |,
.hair, proceoded to and entered his car- ,
•iage. The crowd took out his horses and ,
Iraggcd the vehicle triumphantly through
he streets to Turner's Hall. ! ,
At 12 o'clock the convention was called '
o order, and Mr. Master, of Carroll parish,
sleeted temporary chairman. '
Goverrtofr Warmouth, Senator I'inih
jack, General Campbell, and Judge bib- .
jrell denounced the interference of t!ie
The last named characterized the custom- I
muse convention as a body of administra- i
ion favorites, guarded by bayonets and
Senator Pinchback said : "Is it possible
m are to be pulled down by the govern- |
nent we have sustained? If that be the i
•ase, the sooner this government is torn
lown and a monarchy built upon its ruins,
A permanent organization was then hail,
vith Senator I'inehback as president.
The convention then adjourned until 74
('clock this evening, to meet again al
Marshal Packard called the custom
lousc convention to order at 12 o'clock.
1. Henry Hurch, (colored,) of Baton Rouge,
vas elected temporary chairman.
A temporary organization followed with
-.ieutenant-l jovernor Dunn as chairman.
New Orleans, An:. !».---In tl.eeiirt.m
louse convention, the committee on ereden
ials reported for Warmouth, delegates in
several parishes, and five out fifteen of the
:ity ward speeches were delivered by Post
naster l_owell, Dunn, Carter, Ingraham,
rlardey, and others. All were exceedingly
jitter on Warmouth, and the majority pro
lounced him recreant to every trust and
in enemy to the Republican party.
The committee reported resolutions guar
uiteeing a place in free schools to every
shild; approving tlie limitation of the State
lebt to twenty-live millions ; calling upon
In- (Jovernor to preserve peace; declaring
.hat Governor Henry C. Warmouth no
onger enjoys the conlidenec of the. Re
lubluan party; instructing delegates to
rote for U, S. Grant for nomination at
-tie next national Republican convention ;
lecturing the New Orleans Republican no
onger the organ of the Republican party,
uul asking the administration to withdraw
rpiu it the Federal printing; thanking
President Grant for his promptness iv pro-
All the federal officials were reelected on
he central coriitnittee. The convention
'" ' . I
The troops on duty were procured from
Geu. Reynolds, commanding in Texas, on
a requisition from the U. S. Marshal.
\\ annouth's convention is now in ses
sion at Turner's Hall.
Heavy Insurance. I'asc Decided.
Syracuse, N. }'~ Aug. 10.—The Ben
nett insurance case, involving thirty-three
suits, aggregating; $120,000, has been de
cided in favor of the companies ; it having
been proved that the conflagration was pro
cured by fraudulent contrivances,
Helena, Montana, Aug. 10.—Returns
vindicate the election of Claggett,as dele
gate to Congress.
Fntal Casualty from Gunpowder.
Cincinnati, August 10.—-Two kegs of
powder exploded in a burning house at
Vienna, Ohio, killing four persons and in
i nliaii IVows.
New York, August 10.—The Sun says
that authentic news from Cuba, through
Spanish sources, shows that the Cubans
lave achieved two important victories in
the Eastern district.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
Btmaor, Me., Aug. 10.—The express ap
proaching town this morning, went through
I a rotten bridge, killing several and wound
ing a great many.
THE TRIAL OF TIIE COMMUNISTS.
Paris, Aug. il.—At the sitting of the
court-martial to-day, witnesses testified that
i they saw Ferri release convicts and give
i them arms.
Abbe Derchy said that he had served 2. r >
years as a missionary among savages and
j niver had he witnessed atrocities equal to
those perpetrated by the Communists.—
IHe said that among the members of the
court-martial held by the insurgents in Roc
quette prison, there were boys of the age
Assi boldly admitted the start he hatl ta
ken in the execution of captives, anil de
fended himself on the ground that they were
justifie 1 by the law of retaliation, resorted
to by .all civilised nations in time of war.
The extraordinary statements of the wit
nesses and audacity of the accused, caused
frequent scenes of excitement in the court
room, which was crowded
The president of the court was obliged to
call on the officers several times to enforce
order during the session.
LAST NIGHTS DIM' 111 I V
UNITED STATES FIVE PER CENTS.
London. August I).—Assistant Secretary
of the United States Treasury Richardson
has completed the negotiation for the balance
of the new American five per cent, bonds
with the London house of Jay Cook, Me-
The announcement of the arrangement
has occasioned a considerable advance in
I I I'ill Si IU ill.
paper denies, on authority, that there is any
intention on the part of the Government to
impose a tax upon Spanish bonds held by
persons outside of the Kingdom.
The National Labor Congress-.Wouuui'm
ional Labor convention to-day the follow*
g resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That this -organization cheer
ily recognize the right of women every -
here to learn and engage in any profession,
ade or occupation which they may desire,
id that for any certain amount of work
ley should receive the same pay as men.
Georgia State Agricultural Convention.
Rome, Ga., August 9.—The State Agri
ultural convention met in this city yester
ay. From three to four hundred delegates
id many distinguished persons from Ceor
ia, Alabama and South Carolina are in at
Ie "Westflcld" Disnster Investigation—More |
Victims Dead—The Coroner's Inqueat I -
New York, Aug. il.—Before the regular I
vestigation into the Westlield disaster to
ay, ex-Inspector of boilers Berryman
ade some serious charges against Inspec
or Matthews, one of which accuses the lat
r of forging the former's signature to the
rtificate of the steamship North America.
lis, on examination, proved unfounded.
Four more victims of the disaster have
The coroner's inquest on the disaster
nmieiieed to-day. Julius Raymond was
ie first witness. Do testified lhat his fa
ler was killed by the explosion. He said I
it he stood beside the engine watching its j
motion when the explosion took place, anil I
was certain that no one but himself was in
the engine-room for about ten minutes lie
fore the explosion. He observed the steam
gauge just before the boiler exploded, but
did not notice the figures presented.
_H3".SiiH They Come !
lt-a.l mhtltthe People stty of the. Remedies sold M I
the Pain Paint Office ;
The box and contents arrived safely in due
time. I tried the A.wmhu.atou and exi>erienced
ri lvi from the iirst application. 1 think it will
make a iinal cure of my catarrh. I renn-n many
Ihanks lor the bottle of Pain Faint.
Yours, with much respect, John Xfobes.
iiik.t, itroutj,teounty, A', ik
♦ I.ikKi I have spent for rheumatism across my I
back. I have liven a gnat sull'erer for II years.
I have keen In Kiiig'sl'ollege, London, and novel j
could ip.t any relief until I used Dr. Wolcolt » I
I'ain Paint. At the Ilrst application of this won
derful remedy to my back, I was entirely relieved
of all pain and stillness, and could move as nim
bly as a boy. Those who doubt the merit-, of
Fain Paint can call at the office and satisfy them.
-i-lve-1 of its (Nat value. W. H.tKl,l:
Eight Days with Neuralgia —l had a fearful
pain iv my jaw and head for eight days ; tried al
most everything; 1 iinally went to Dr. Wolcnu's
onlce, 207 Fifth sfc-eet, between (.race and Ilruad,
and was entirely cured by him in live minim.
His remedies are articles of great merit. A pro
lier test will be Milticn-iii io satisfy every oue.
Edwin F. Smith.
All can test it free at Pain Paint office, ai;
Filth street, between Grace and Broad.
Small liolllessold at drug stores. Sent by ex
press on receipt of the money.
W-g 'I'u Dyspeptics —We don't agree to cure
you, but from a careful analysis of Ikmi.ii -
Ykast Piiu'd.k, vru can safely recommend it as
producing liutriiions, lighl, healthy bread, bis
i nils, mils, 4c, which can be eaten with impu
nity and relished by the most sensitive invalid —
These facts wv can substantiate, from practical
observations, and with tho knowledge lhat no
injurious siilistances whatever enter into the
loinposiiion of Hooi.kv's Tliat Powii..u. flro
•i I ..-ii -where ep it. Duin.nv k Hi. inn.
Manufacturers, un New street, New York.
JOMY w. WOLTZ, News and City Editor
«_g" SPECIAL MIDI E.—Advcrlismelll* o
Lost, \. mux. I'oiiuil, For Rent, noi execcdintf
Tour Hues, lor one inset-lion 2.1 cenls; two in
serlions IO cents; three insertions' .'ill cenls.
11l in ndvnnee.
J'l'ity Subscribers.—Persons wishitui the
rE .Toitrnai, left early and rei'nlarly at their
es of business, or residences, by resiKinsibl
iers, will please leave tlieir orders willi.ToHN
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at the News Depot of W. A. Ehwarhs, :liil
i Broad SI reel.
MEAIBKR* OF TIIE STATE ( IM'lt \I.
IVIAIITTEE OF THE REHIIIILICAN
IRTY OF VIRGINIA.
meetiiiK of the llleiiibers of Ihe Stale I en- |
romiiiittcc of Ihe Keiinhllenil Pnrly or the |
1 will lie hchi oil THESIIAY, the Ulh of
11-1. ;il 12 o'clock M.
is enrueslly ilesireil that every member be
[-nt. Any questions proper in refer to Ihe
Committee mar be addressed to SAMUEL F.
MAIIDOX, Secretory, Richmond, Va.
In a Box. —Many of our Democratic
friends are grievously disappointed, and
hence considerably worried, by the an
nouncement in our columns of yesterday, I
that the officers of the Attacks Guard
(colored,) had successfully passed the ex- I
animation by the military board of ex-1
aminers. Their first hope was that the
othcors charged with this duty would re
fuse to give them certificates, however
satisfactory the examination might be. This
sweet draught having been thus rudely
dashed from their lips, they have stfll an
other to which they cling, as drowning
men catch at straws. They now predict
the company will be unable to provide its
members with the regulation uniform.
Should they fail to secure them, they see a
prospect of getting rid of the thorn.
To the grumblers we say, you need no
longer hug this phantom to your bosoms ;
the company is composed of respectable
and worthy colored men, who are able,
willing, and determined to comply with all
the requirements of law. Having done
this, the question of where it will go,
whether in the First Virginia Regiment or
not, will be determined. The "devil and
Tom Walker! Haven't you accepted the
"New Departure?" Too late to kick up a
muss about colored militia! 'Twon't do!
The Menipltis Distribution. — By refer
ence to our advertising columns, the adver
tisement of the Real Estate Distribution, of
Memphis, Term., will be fount!— Messrs.
Passmore & Baffin, the managers, and their
enterprise come to us with the Memphis
Appeal's indorsement to the public. We
are certain that the Appeal would not give
support or countenance to it if every thing
was not all right. Call on Messrs. John
ston & Selden, of this city, for circulars and
all particulars. A handsome photograph
of the property selectetl for distribution is
in possession of Messrs Johnston & Selden,
also one in our office, which maybe seen at
any time. The individual who is lucky
enough to secure either of the fine resi
dences or the theatre, will indeed be a hap
py man the rest of his life.
Entertainment by the, Aslor Club. —A so
cial entertainment was given last night at
the Central school-house by the "Astor
club." A magnificent supper was prepared,
to which all ditl ample justice. The festiv
ities were kept up until a late hour, when
the company dispersed. Much credit is due
the committee of arrangements fol the ad
mirable manner in which they performed ]
the duties assigned them.
The granite contract recently awarded to
Colonel Ordway, will be the means of em- I
doying in this city at least four or five
miidred stone masons, as it is all to be
Iressed at the quarry, previous to lieing I
shipped to its destination—Washington.
Released. —James 11. Shaw, who was 1
sent to jail, in May last, for assaulting Cap- j
tain Callahan, was given bis ticket of leave ;
on last Tuesday. Shaw is a good citizen
when not uner the influence of man's worst I
nemy-whiskey ; and it is to be hoped that
rom this time forth he will -steer clear of
lie tempting glass.
Revenue Collections. —The following is a I
ist of collections made by the collector of
ntemal revenue for this ('I bird) district, for
he month of July: spirits, ..;!,.ill!.."il ;]
obacco, $18.".,:.<.8...7 ; fermented liquors,
_5G.00 ; banks antl bankers, 93,070.00 ;
gas, *74<i,.7 ; income, $!>,C'I.OI ; not oth- j
rwise provided for, 91,096.33 ; penalties,
1809. Total, W08,06T._3.
For South America. —The British barque j
Wavelet, 3(10 tons, Capt. J. 1). Brought.m,
leared liir Rio de Janeiro yesterday laden i
ly Gallego Mills manufacturing company i
vith .'l,li:i:i whole barrels, and 200 half-luu- I
rels of flour, equal to 9,139 barrels.
Petition for Pardon of Chahoon. —The
(Jovernor letl yesterday for the White Sul
ihnr. No action had been taken on the j
tetition for the pardon of Ex-Mayor Cha
loon, which was presented on Tuesday by
lis counsel, Judge W. W. Crump.
Returned. —Detectives ('ruddock & Park
er, who have been absent in North Carolina
on professional business in reference lo tlie
roubles at Coldsboro', have returned.
A Nuisaiwe. —The attention of the j
Hoard of Health is called to the pool of
stagnant water on fri vacant lot on Main,
jetween First and Second streets. This j
luisance has been the cause of frequent i
omplaint by the residents of that neigh
torhood, and should be removed at once.
Discharged. —Joseph Kersey, convicted |
n one of the principals in the late prize
ight in the county, paid his line and 06(ti
yesterday, amounting to |37, and was dis
Painful Accident. —A young son of Mr.
Kisenger, residing on Main street, near
Sydney, fell on the [lavement on Tuesday
list, while playing with a number of com
lanions, which resulted in a fracture of bis
eft arm. The injured lad was removed to
lis home, where he received the necessary
Dead Infant Found.—The body of a
emale white child, about a week old, was
bund on the sand bank in J nines river, near
he dock toll-gate, on yesterday morning at
I o'clock. Coroner Trent was called to
'if IVrong Scent. —Our Democratic
■mporaries are quite impiisitive, we
s to the business of the Republican
nd its State t'entral Committee.
thought Ihe business of prying into
in was left alone to the Dispatch.
his we were mistaken, as we find
nirtr of this morning has its "put
elation to the proposed action of
c Central Committee. We don't
to tell it what the committee tnll
use we don't know; but the En
iisscrtion that the Hon. James If.
11 succeed Mr. Wells as chairman,
nt foundation. Governor Wills
agreed to give up his position as
1 of the state Central Committee.
truthful bird is a—mistaken V
tve such confidence in the excellent
t of Mr. Wells, to be satisfied he
whatever may seem best lo
:n the Republican party and to
live no idea that the State t'entral
Be would agree lhat it is to the in
the party, should Mr. Wells re
losition, to till it by the election of
iber of ('ongress. Their time is
ly occupied with other matters (if ,
.■presentatives), without shouldcr
responsibility and arduous duties
the position of chairman, &-c.
racy has much to fear from the
ting (on the loth) of this body for
a sure to accomplish work which
ipon the ribs of the old Democrat
>pose to encourage our friends by
tenting that many of the wrongs
3d upon the people and the inter- |
the party in Virginia, will be cor
ntl the causes of complaint re
thc action of your State Central
Shipment of T0bacc0. —1,107,376
' chewing tobacco, and M pounds
ig tobacco were shipped in bend
internal revenue district during
Court. —This court was engaged
>rt time this morning in the tlis
a number of civil cases after
Sergeant called the case of Sarah
charged with threatening to kill
Klanigau, who wanted the "Jes
dersland that she was' .d'eard" of
m, and that justice must be had.
■(. Flanigan is a lightning talki-t'
as though she could easily place
to creature hors dv combat. At
ig the evidence, the Justice de
, in order to preserve the peace,
st give security for her good be
ng this, came the ease of Jim
■olorcd youth, charged with beat
ifant daughter of \V. W. Frost.
mcc clearly proved "Jeems"
the chiu-ge, and the Justice ac
lined him $1, and warned him
l Barns, a most crest-fallen look
man, was the next subject, called
for cutting York James with a
Unite, from the evidence it seems that
about o o'clock last evening, Bursa met
York in the store of James Connor in Rock
etts, and that Burns, without any cause
whatever, cut James with a small pocket
knife in the left side, inflicting an ugly,
though not dangerous wound ; that he was
very drunk at the time, and had been so for
was sent on for indictment by the grand
jury, and bailed in the gum of $1,000, I
I ■laincs, it will be remembered, was shot
some weeks since by one Fielding Brown, '
from which he has not yet .fully recovered.
Police Court. —Want of space compels us
to make only brief mention of the cases be- I'
fore the police justice this nioring: -
t arrington in the night, were sent to jail in
default of security. (
Morney Robinson, colored, struck Mar- -
tha Quanta over the head with a stick. \
Case continued till next Thursday.
Tim (.off was sent to jail for five days
for stealing a lour cent muskmcloii.
.Mary Callahan, charged with beating '
Margaret Whalen, proved that she did not !
whale her, and was discharged. '
A little girl, named Maria Smith, who is '
an idiot, was ordered to be kept at the sta- ''
ton-house until she could be sent to the '
alms-house. . I '
Mary Sullivan, Mary Shay, Jennie Ed- '
wards, white, and Julia Williams, colored,
for keeping an ill-governed house, were sent
to jail to await an indictment of tlie grand
Agues Washington and Catherine Bray,
colored, were each fined |9 50 for threaten- '
ing to kill each other.
Richard Stoakly, charged with stealing a '
leather bed, was discharged.
$j .V), was sent to jail for three months. !
Clad Tidings fa- Ihe Republican Pttrlt/
of ' irginut. — \Ve rejoice to be able to iii
form our friends throughout tlie State that
John W. Douglass has been appointed by '
responsible position of commissioner of in
ternal revenue. For some time Mr.l)oug- :
in-- haa held that of deputy commissioner, '
which qualifies him in every respect for the
position to which he has been transferred.
Besides his official qualification!) he is a
thorough and earnest member of the Re
publican party, from whom the people of
ihe State, in the distribution of the patron
iige of his department, may expect a care
ful consideration of their wishes. i '
Mum hi-..ii 1 niew» nnd Ous»i_i.
MIDDLE DISTRICT ASSOCIATION.
Angus/ ]i)lh — Morning Session.-- -Jfea
Middle District Association met this morn
ing at II o'clock, and after religious exer
cises for half an hour, the business of the
Tin- Bret business in order was the re
port on Temperance, which was ottered and
which was discussed at length and adopted!
Rev. It. Bagby ottered a resolution to
call a convention to be composed of minis-I;
ti 1 •-, deacons, and Sabbath school snperin-
Inidents, (0 convene on the next fifth Sal -| '
bath. After some discussion on the merits
of the resolution it was adopted, and a .
committee appointed to make all necessary
There will he preaching to-night at 8
The following report was read yesterday:
report n.i Kiii.iiiiots i.VßTEii.Tnis or the roi.uß.il>
There il no need of arguiiKiu to convlnoi you
that the colored people are softly In need of reli
gious instruction. Daily Observation ami ex)ie- I,
iience have long since convinced yon of ihis fact.
You have observed that those of them who are I
Icpkeil to as spiritual iuldej. ar.- Ihcrajtel.es vciv
IfSjiurant respecling the tiuths ol the nospcl.--
Thongh teachers, they need to be taught even the ! 1
iii-i principles of Christianity, tf, then, their I ]
light U' darkened, how (TOM lim.l l.« 11,,. ,iui. L
(tog £fat* gtfimrat
1 ■— • I.-
I Paper for the Government.
ATES OF ADVERTISIISCI.
►LI.AR per square of eight lines, sub
L RATES made at counter, or b
i ilh rpgular patrons,
viihangs the minds of the more igm
jok to them for enlightenment.
■native duty to Instruct these benight
.. hoin Providence has placed In ou
' have heathen at our doom, and tin
fact should be regarded hy us as a clear Uldlcn
lion that f _od designs lhat a great work shall be
done by us for this isiiple—that, as the result o
our labors, Ethioiiia, so long i„miii.i by Sntnn
shall stretch out her hands unto Ood.
Aside from the main consideration, that il is
our duly 10 labor lor the spiritual welftire of al
men, Hint souls may be saved, and that God may
be glorified, there are many reasons why wi
should put forth selfdonying and unremitting
exertion* for tlie moral and religions improve
mini of the colored people In our midst.
Thelrftirinrr relations 10 11s give them a Strom
claim to our sympathy and regard. Many ot
them are intimately associated in our minds wltl
oiiii'oftho most pleasing and touching remin
iscences of domestic lift', as it was when we were
children. Moreover, the kind offices which they
perforated for us, and the prompt and cheerful
Mnce and valuable service which they ren
us while they Were in servitude, we should
rgel, now that they are free,
in . If we have regard to tlie peace nnd
nosperity of our couutry, under whose govern
liiit Hie colored imputation are entitled to equal
rights and privileges with ourselves, we cannot
neglect their religious instruction ; for in propor
tion as they are taught the truths of Christianity,
md become imbued with the spirit of the gospel,
1 hey will lie better citizens. They will become
peaceable, honest, industrious, loyal.
One more consideration will suffice us! It is a
act m ion- to all, and truly painful to those who
lavo proper feelings, that the colored people, as
a rule, are very suspicions of our motives, are
trongly prejudiced against our views, and have
ittle or no confldence in our piety. "While mmli
of this finding is Ihe result of influences for
which we are in no degree accountable, we may,
1 the course of a few years; most elfeetnally
Piract all antagonistic influences, allay ail
1 feeling, nnd win tlieir confldence and es
by manifesting a deep and consistent Enter
their moral and religious condition.
Hut, how must this work Is- accomplished. It
hottld bo undertaken and prosecuted in the spit
t of humility and love. We should not scorn the
-oloreit people on account of this lowly condition,
ir ridicule them for tlieir ignorance. To use tin
■llignage of the apostle Paul, we should "conde
scend to men of low estate." Their jioverty, ig
orance, and superstition should api-ealetronglv
0 our sympathy and aid.
Sabbath schools should Is' relied on as the
-incipal means of instructing the colored peo
de. Tlie elderly among Ihem have adopted er
rors that will not be easily eradicated, and have
-illen into habits that it wit) be found difficult to
orivct. Wliile suchlshoiild, nevertheless, Is' en
ouroged to coutu.t themselves with Sabbath
'hools, and should lie faithfully instructed.
Vhen they have done so, special attention should
• given to the youth, who may be much more
sily Indoctrinated, since oil their plastic and In
quisitive minds error has made but slight mi
The colored children should Is' eneotiragiHl to
avail themselves of the public schools, so far as
t may be found practicable, since these schools
ill aid us greatly in. our Sunday school work.—
'he instruction thus imparted will prepare them
or the study of catechism and of the Old and I he
tew Testament, without their being put to the
•cessity of relying on oral instruction or ol con
lining time in the Sunday school with the pre
imiiiary studies of the alphabet, the speller and
Theological schools for the training of colored
laslors should be patronized. The colored pc-o
ie will have pastors ol their own color, and it is
iroper that they should be thus supplied. Hut
as long as they are taught by men without men
tal cull lire and biblical knowledge, so long must
ley themselves grope in darkness. If the blind
ad the blind, both will fall into the ditch.—
■ the standard of the colored miuistri
i elevated, by just such iutructiou as is
the school located in Richmond, before
reasonably calculate on the moral and re
gions elevation of the masses.
The important work, which has been so liiii-llv
id imperfectly def-erilied, must devolve miiiiilv
n the Babtisls, North and South. Our Northern
irethren should furnish the funds, wilh such
lelp as we can render, while we should fiu-nisli
ie labor assisted by such Northern brethren as
re suitable to the work.
It will tie gratifying to the friends of this ehter
trisn to be informed that the interest in Hie eilu
jition of the colored people, though not general
y felt in proportion to its Importance, is on the
crease; that Sunday schools are multiplying
lrougoot the land, aiid that the great demand
or bibles, tesianieiits, and primary Suiulnv
hool hooka will be furnished by the' American
tapiist I'uhlieaiion Society—testaments gratu
-l.v, and other suitable books at ivduceil juices.
'I'o in.-.-! this demand, a depository, it is hoped,
will soon be established iv tile city'of Richmond
L. W. Mown., Oom.
Sunday School Mass Meeting. —The larg
:t congregation that ever assembled in the
iaptist chinch of this place was present
ast night to witness the exercises of the
hool and to hear the address to be deliv
The exercises opened with singing by the
hool, anil an eloquent antl fervent prayer
>y the Rev. Mr. Snyder.
Dr. L. R. Chiles, the superintendent, in
roduced to the congregation the Rev. Win.
. Hatcher, of Petersburg, who said it
i-incd strange that he should be introduced
o this congregation. He gave some bcau
iful illustrations of faithfulness in the Sab
lath school work, and of the great good
eomplishod in late years by the work of
his institution. His remarks" were divided
ictween the teachers and children. He
ill the duty of the teacher was by precept
tl example to save the soul of the scholar,
bile the duty of the scholar was to en
ourage the teacher by attention to instruct
At the close of his remarks, the school
lited in singing "Who Will be the Next
Rev. J. Wm. Jones, late of Lexington,
as then introduced, who gave a glowing
escription of the great Sunday-school'
■vi) r , and declared that from its duties
one should be exempted, nor should sub
itutos be allowed, but that all should go
rwnrd in the great conflict with the coin
-11011 enemy of mankind, bearing aloft the
lanner antl cross of Jesus.
Rev. J. R. Ragby, of Powhatan, (le
ered the last address which was tilled
lth forcible, logical and instructive argu
ents why we should all engage in this
At the close of his remarks, the entire
liool arose antl sang one of those en
liintiiig songs, making the heart of the
iristian leap with joy.
Rev. M. W. Wilson, of Richmond, dfc
ini.sii! the congregation with the benedit-
New Organization..— hi; are informed
that a society of Cadj.s of Temperance is
to be established in a few days known as
the Honor of Temperance.
SCHOLARSHIP FOR SALE, ciuillim. il„.
holder to full instruction until graduation in
one ot the beet Medical Colleges in Philadelphia.
Address "O," Postoltice Box tt, liiclnuoiid, Vn.
a " 9 ~ 2t
FOX SALE—One line brown JURE.ffV-_
TOP-BUUUY, and set of
Apply at MIX'S STAHLKS,
Tenth street, between Main and Cary.
I WILL SELL CHEAP, IE CALLED FOB
immediately, some NEW AND SI-OOND
HAND CARTS, ONE FIRST I .'LASS AMBU
LANCE, ONE NEW TWO HORSE FARM
WAiiON, TWO LUMBER WAGONS, ONE
SPUING. HHAV, 4c, kc.
1 am paying the highc.-t cash price for Rags,
Hones, Iron, Sumac, „,•
Twentieth street, between Main and t an
riVHE SOUTHERN ivmii 1 vn.in v w
X KI.E lor Ihe Benefit of ihe Widows and Or
phans of tlie Southern States.
DisTßimmoK No 47a. Evs.si.vn, Aim. 11.
41 6548 7 41 21 11 -iii 14 15 13 li 68
UIITBIBUTIO.V Nil. 477. MORSIXiI, At'il. 10.
iW fta 87 B2 IB Mri St Ot, 48 7(1 fl 73
Witness my baud, at RichmondTVa., this linii
-lay of August, 1871.
SIMMONS & CO., C.-tt TOMPKINS,
CEUTIFICATE.S OF RAFFLE can Ie pur
phased from Captain W. 1. HABNEY, ai the
Branch office, No. ii Twelfth -dreei, Huw doors