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PUBLISHED HAIIA" (Sundays ExoepUd)
At No. Ol'iX -loin Slrri-I, Ili<-l.Hinnd, Va.
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THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION.
A WORK OF
The Sub-Strata Unvailed.
COOD WILL TO WOMEN.
HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS.
TS~o_ <;i_Hi-i_.v-ln_l _T-ii»t.-.e,
gether concerning the wants, IheHuH'crings, j
and the evils of onr lime, and to devise
practical measures for relieving them, de
cided upon a campaign _____ required more I
fearlessness to plan and nerve to execute
than men have ever ilared to show upon
tliis great moral question. They deter- |
mined to Vi__*> personally the leading mis- <
tresses of the houses of ill-fame in Wash- I
mgtoii, and asking for their advice and co
operation in regard to tlie host manner of
protecting their interests, legally, financial
ly, socially, and morally. 1< ully convinced
that justice never had been done these wo- )
mem, and that the only way to ascertain
their real condition, or to reclaim them,
fs lo recognize them as sisters, women to
visited, to be conversed with, to lie
atcd with consideration and respect, tinij
started out on their tour early on Friday
They visited lisrt a fashionable establish
ment of this kind on Thirteenth street, and
.asked by name for the lady of the house.
She soon appeared, bright, charming, with a
X and manner so sweet and womanly,
one well might grieve that, siu-h a- wo
ltian is not an honored wife and mother in a
Mrs. X.—We have wauled to sec you a
long time, and have only delayed calling
from over work in other directions. There
is a matter under discussion in which you
more than most women must be deeply in
terested. What shall be done with the so
cial evil? You have a right to be heard on
this matter. We think we also, as wives
and mothers, have a right to be heard. Per
haps you may agree with ns, when we have
talked the matter over. Your patrons arc
always heard. Their voice is potential. —
\Ve have an impression that perhaps they
■don't represent you any better than they
•io us. What would you personally M___P
Would you like to have your house licen c. IV
Nina,(we will call her). I certainly should.
Tlie restaurants are licensed all over the
city, and we all know that gentlemen take
respectable girls and women to those places
every night, and after drinking a glass or
I can see clearly how it will protect your
patrons, but is it fair that all the shame
aud degradation of that position should fall
upon you, while thojse for whom your house
js kept come antl go, secure from obaer, a
lion, unregistered, unexamined, unsonntl?
Nina. 11 is not fair. They ought lo be
examined and registered.
Mrs. X. But men cannot see that. Don't
yon think there should be women on the
Hoard of Health and in the Legislature lo
represWit you and ns in this matter ?
Nina. Y-e-s, (doubtfully.) If they only
could lie made to understand that our busi
ness ought to be proteetetl, for the sake of
tlie wives and mothers, as well as our own.
You know men must hare such places to
visit. Every young woman in the country
would be seduced if such houses were
_losed, and who would take care of poor,
unfortunate girls as we do ? If any of our
girls are sick, or in trouble, we take care of
them, and delend them, as their own
fiithers and mothers never did.
Besides, what would the world give us
to do if our houses were closed? We
should be driven to the streets, and how
much better for society would that be V
My boarders ltave no one to support them,
and nearly all of them have families to pro
vide for. Most of them were brought up
ladies, unaccustomed to labor, antl taught
to depend upon men from their childhood.
There is very Htlle they know how to do,
kind-hearted gentlemen, pay those p ■
women as much for a whole day's w*,rk,
even if it were not well done, as they pay
for an hour's enjoyment here ?
Nina,(iudiguautly.) No! no! no! Then
is nothing else under heaven they are so
witling lo pay for. A lady who came here
a few days ago traveled the city over, day
after day, until her feet wore blistered and
her clothes worn out, asking only for work.
When there was nothing else left to do e\
■eept to starve with her children, she cam,
to me. You cau't know anything almut
low desperate such a woman is until you
tave been there. But, gentlemen are gcn
rous enough to her here, I assure you. I low
ad she would be to do anything else.
Mrs. X. How do you feel about ilperson
ly ? Is it a love for the business or a de
re for profit that induces you to follow ii '.'
Nina. A desire to earn money. Nothing
taa on earth. I don't believe there is a
oman living who loves the business, 'flunk
hat it is, never to be free from fear ; never
o know at what hour of the day or night
ye may be dragged to the police court, lbl
owod by the rabble, hooting at us or i-ali
os US vile names, betrayed, insulted, tried,
.Igcd, and convicted by the very men who
tave made us wliat we are. How can «__
-oman love the business?
Mrs. X. How is it with your girls?
You have given one case. What is it thai
generally induces them to come here ?
Nina. We 11,..* great many arc seduced
when they are very young, and run away
rom home to get rid of their trouble. Of
course, there isn't any hope for theni.
Some young girls were brought here by
lepartnient clerks, who promised lo marry
hem. Or course, they never do, It. they
want to marry they can take their choice out
of respectable laniilies. then, ;_. I told
you, there are a great many widows who
were not brought up to work, and could not
pA it to do if they had be.-n.
Mrs. Y. Bat we arc told that many wo
ftp Dotlg State. Sottmal.
Six Dalian IVr Year. >
Til-*. Iran Pf r (ropy. .
much better Opportunity of judging of this
mat ter than we. Don't these women tell
you sometimes that it is a physical nc.-es
Nina, (with a bright spot on each cheek.)
Never, as 1 am a living woman ! Who
says so ?
"Mrs. Y. Men tell their wives so. Don't
they tell you that you arc as bail bh they
Nina. They had hotter not! ThcyA.iotr
lo Her. And yet, perhaps, they do think so.
Tt is onr husmess to make them believe it,
but I didn't suppose they did. in fact, 1
know they don't. There arc some of the
best men in Washington who insist on hav
ing a new girl every time they come. It's
a common question, "Haven't you a new
face to show me ?" Antl they want young
girls, too—the younger the better. Of
course, they get tired of their wives, but 1
do get out of patience to see that they want
a new one every time.
Mrs. X. Who are your most regular and
liberal patrons, married men or single?
Nina. Oh, married men, of course. I
should stinrc if I depended nptM young
Know that they get tired of everybody.—■
One man who has a family in Washington
has .isited this house for fifteen years, and
he never is satisfied.
Mrs. X. Are there any laws in the Dis- |
tricl in relation to your business?
Nina. None that I Know of, only when a
man gets drunk, or jealous, or angry, he
may go out and make a complaint, and the
next thing is a raid on the house. Every
thing is sold out, and if we can't raise
money enough to pay the fine, we are put
in jail; and tliat isn't the worst of it —all
the men connected with it are our regular
customers, and insult us and abuse all the
more we are "raided."
Mrs. X. What a demoralizing effect v
would have lo give you women a choice in
your ollicei-s! Would your girls marry if
ili-v had an opportunity? If they could
hate each a little one of her own who could
bear its father's name, do you think they
Nina. Well, of course, most of them
expect at first to marry the men who bring
llii-in here, but after they have been in the
business a long time, 1 have heard them say
tin y wouldn't marry the best man living.
You don't know men as we do. If they
deceive thoir wives, as we know they do,
and break their hearts with neglect anil
cruelty, how could we ever trust them?
And yet our girls would be the most faith
ful wives in the country if they were niar
-1 i.d. It does happen sometimes, that sonic
man better than the rest falls in love with
one of our girls, and marries her and takes
her away. No danger of her ever wanting
to come back to this life again.
Mrs. X. lint you say this business
ought to be protected for the sake of the
wives and mothers. Have gentlemen con
sul. . yon about it?
Nina. O, yes, some of the best men ii
the city have talked with us about it, an.
have promised us it should be done, but
don't believe they have tlared to propose it
■They certainly could do it if they chose
It is done in Paris, and even in St. l,ouis
Mrs. X. Well, take courage. They have
I the law-making power, and they haven'
I even counseled with their wives, who.
they claim to represent. Hard as your cas
is, you stand a much better chance of bein
represented than we do. But see to it tha
in pretending to legislate for you and pro
teet you they don't protect themselves a
your expense. Insist that no man sha
visit you who cannot show a certificate froi
an examining physician to prove that he l
registered and licensed.
Nina. Dated within the week.
Mrs. X. Yes ; dated within the woel
Insist also upon haviiij a lady cxaminin
physician for your household. There ai
women who are qualified and who woul
rather do it without charge than to feel tha
all womanhood is subjected in you to tha
shame.once every week. We have heard
of abuses that never will appear in print.
And now, Nina, we have a clear, defi
nite, plan to propose, in which we desin
your coiiperation. (Here followed a dc
scription of a plan which will appear in th
Christian or society or the world at larj
may throw in our way, we are fully dote
mined tliat you shall have a chance to statu
on the same level with your guesls in th
community. There is to be lio "patroniz
ing," no ''charity" in the case—only sin
pie justice. If you accept our propositioi
it will be done. Do you accept it ?
Nina. That I do, most gladly. An
you—you'll conic again ?
Mrs. X. Yes, frequently ; and there,
a large number of the finest, purest, and
most distinguished women we know who
an-pledged to join us. The plan can be
ladies were obliged to assure her again and
again of their friendly intentions. Why do
I.'ar us? saitl Mrs. X. We would not
a hair of your head. Men injure you
;h if the papers tell the truth.
ry. (As much her real name as the
he bears.) It is only a little while ago
the police made a raid on our house, and I
tremble every time the bell rings. The man
who made the trouble also made the com
plaint, and when they took me to the police
court I couldn't tell how it happened. 1
was so frightened and so ashamed, I could
only cover my face and cry. Ik-sides, they
wouldn't have believed me. You know
our testimony is nutwood in law.
Mis. X. And the men who visit, you can
testify against you ?
Mary. 0, yes; you see it ain't our reg
ular business we're taken up for, usually,
it is only for making a noise, and it is gen
erally the men who have been drinking who
make the noise, and if we order them to
leave, or don't do what they like, they can
go out and get us "raided."
Mrs. X. But don't you have friends
among the policemen?
Mary. O, yes. They visit all these Iwuses,
but that doesn't make any dilference. If
they come to see our girls the next night,
they know we dare not refuse to let them
Mrs. X. You don't seem to like this bu
siness. How did you come to follow it ?
Mary. O, I hail a child when I was IS
veins old. I was engaged to its father when
'l was 10, but he never spoke to me after
the baby was born, i never could get any
thing to do, with a baby, of course, except
this, and when it was old enough to goto
school 1 took it away. My daughter is a
voirng laily now at boarding-school and she
don. know what Ido for a living. I send
her money every quarter. That's what
made me feci the worst when the raid came,
and it took all the money I could borrow to
pay the fine. We don't make so much in
ii nn.-i tin..- when I 'on-'i-e-s is'nt ill ses-
RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST _>_. 1871.
Mrs. X. 1 suppose you would like to have
your house licensed, would you not ?
Mary. Certainly, I should. It ought t)
be licensed. The restaurants arc all li
OOWied; and if the fathers and mothers of I
Washington only knew what happened to
their young daughters iv those plu.'cs, they
would call our houses respectable.
Mrs. X. If you helped to make the
laws, I suppose you would have things i
more evenly balanced ?
Mary. I'll tell you what I would do. I
would help to make a law that every man
who seduced a young girl should be im- j
prisoned for lite, (her face white antl rigid
as she spoke.) and that every gentleman
who invited a lady into a restaurant should
be lined lor insulting her, unless it could be
proven that she understood all about it, and
was willing to go.
Mrs. X. You would make a very safe
law-maker, notwithstanding your business.
Do you agree with Nina in believing that if
such houses as this were closed, all women
would be seduced?
Mary. No; f know they wouldn't.--
There would not be time for that. They
would lie knocked down on the street. If
you only knew what we do, you would
agree with us.
.Mrs. Y. You believe the social evil is a
physical necessity then on the part of men?
Mary. I know it.
Mrs. X. But a physical necessity cannot
be a moral wrong. Do you not think then
that you are ripht in kie.iing such houses,
and men in visiting them.
Mary. Well, yes; I think it is better to
keep a nice, respectable house like this than
to have all women ruined.
Mrs. X. Do you not think the fact that
this is a physical necessity on the part of
men should he explained to women gener
ally, so that they could not blame their
sons and husbands for visiting you, and so
that society might do you justice?
Mary. Women never would believe it,
until they had suffered as we have. Call
us what they will, nothing could make us
such brutes as the men who visit ur.
Mrs. X. Rut why should you be gtvep
over to eternal infamy that nun may lie
supplied with a merely physical want ? Of
course the liner part of a man's soul don't
come into this discussion at all.
Mary, lint it protects good women, you
see, and it earns us our living.
Mrs. Y. l-t "go.id women" lake their
chances. The Lord never made one-half of
the human race with necessities that de
manded the destruction, soul and body, of
a portion of the other half, that the major
ity of women might be "protected." We
say let that old tradition be put to the lest,
and let women see whether men are men,
Mrs. X. And we would also like the
other tradition put to the test, and let the
Whole race s-cj whether the virtue of women
depends upon the forbearance of men, or
upon their discretion in visiting you, instead
of ruining their neighbors' wives and daugh
ters. Would you not like lo see whether
these praying, untempted women could
manage to take care of themselves if men
were going to and fro in the earth, and up
antl down in it, seeking whom they might
devour? Besides, there isn't any such
danger to apprehend. Don't you know
that il is the opportunity at hand, the per
verted training that men give themselves,
and the thoughts and conversation that they
indulge in, that makes this seem a necessi
ty? If the law made other crimes so easy
as this woultl not every crime in the calen
dar become a physical necessity ?
Mary. But suppose tho houses are all
shut up, and the little we have taken from
us, don't you see we should have to take
to the streets? How much better would
that be ?
. Mrs. X. That is the very point, lias
any opportunity ever been offered you to
leave this mode of life ?
Mary. Yes, we could leave it in this
way. We could become penitents, live on
bread and water, sleep on hard beds until
we get very thin, have our hair cut off,
have some good Christian set to watch
over us, and if we stand it several months,
we could get a place in some lady's kitchen;
but we couldn't keep it long, for many of
us have been brought up ladies, and tlie
lady of the house would always suspect us,
and upon the slightest provocation would
turn us out in the streets, to come back to
our old life, while the men who made us
what we fire can rise to any position they
Mrs. X. Well, we have just made a
proposition to Nina, which she promptly
accepts. (A description of the plan.) W hat
do you say ?
Mary. Do you really mean it ?
Mrs. X. \\ a really mean it. There has
been enough said on this subject for the
last eighteen hundred years. It is time
there was something done. What do you
Mary. I will help you in every way lean,
depend upon it.
The appearance of these women, known
in Washington by a name we will not use,
greatly surprised their lady visitors. In
the presence of these ladies'they were gen
tle, tender-hearted, sensitive, as fully alive
to the charm of innocence in women, as
women who possess it. If, as rumor says,
they are all that is vile in the presence of
bad men, then surely they need the pri
sence of wives and mothers—not their con
tempt Ax arrogance or lofty "charity"—
but their friendly presence and sympathy
to recall them lo their better days, and to
give them hope for the future. Of cm st
ilus is not all they need, but more of that
The ladies then visited a house of the
same kind further east. They found great
difficulty in gaining admission, owing, as it
was stated, to the fact that "these are criti
cal times," and they "must be careful
about seeing strangers."
Alter alhir.l urgent friendly request, the
lady of the house came down a beautiful
woman, so refined anil lady-like that the
ladies thought there surely must be a mis
take. No wonder such a woman would
rather pay ___tiO line than appear in court
on such a charge as was recently brought
The earlier part of the conversation con
firmed what the two other women had said.
In matters of opinion they differed some
what, but not in facts.
Mrs. Y. Do not the gentlemen who visit
your house sometimes try to encourage the
inmates to reform ?
Julia, (not the name on the police
records.) Oh, no! They don't come here
to reform women, lSiit'soiue ladies came
once to talk with my girls. They didn't
seem to understand anything about our
situation or needs, and I did not call the
girls down. It isn't so much "repentance"
as honest, "daily bread" that they need.
We all "repent," and then go on sinning
for the same reason, day after day. But I
heard that the ladies gave a very pleasant
account of me. Their gentlemen friends
told me so.
Mrs. Y. Do you think this business a
social necessity ?
Julia. No. 1 know it is not; but men
; will always keep it up with their money for
their OWn pleasure.
Mrs. Y. Do you believe, from your ex
perience in this business, that women fol
i low this life from choice ?
Julia, (most emphatically.) No. I
know they do not. They have nearly al
ways been led, betrayed, or driven here.
Mrs. Y. Do you think they would leave
the business if" the same chances were of
'■ (bred to them that men find when they wish
to reform ?
Julia. Why should they not ? Who
j ever offered it? In that case, wouldn't
there be everything to win, and nothing to
j lose ? A little ol' this life is enough for a
woman, even if she wanted it to begin with.
Mrs. V r . If we propose a plan that looks
just to you, will joit cooperate with us in
uarrying it out ?
Julia. Most heartily. (After a lit tie con
versation.) I feel very grateful to you for
thinking of us, caring for us, and for treat
ing us as if there might be some good left
Tne ladies next visited a house occupied
by quadroons antl octoroons, and asked for
i he mistress of the house.
All the ingenuity and resources of a
household of servants having been taxed to
the utmost to convince the visitors that the
lady couldn't be found and didn't live there,
and never did live there, and that they
didn't know any such personally way,they
at last concluded to make a special effort,
and go out and make inquiries. In a f.-w
tnoitK-uts the lady, a beautiful octoroon,
swept down stairs, elaborately, but taste
fully, dressed, evidently much disturbed
anil puzzled "by such a visit. The purpose
was soon made known to her, and she
showed intelligence, feeling, antl a just judg
ment in discussing the whole question.
Mrs. X. Do you think that intemperance
has much to do with bringing men here?
I.aura. Well, I don't see why men lay
everything to drinking, when they deliber
ately make up their minds to come here
and then send out. and get from half a doz
en to a dozen bottles of wine to make them
drunk enough to do what they said they
would. Now I think its the men them
selves, and their own wickedness. I've
heard real gentlemen in tiiis house threaten
to do things that would make your blood
run cold to hear, lathes, and they knew they
never could do it until they had drank a
dozen bottles of wine. Now I insist upon
it, it is not the wine that's to blame, be
cause they made up their minds before they
Mrs. X. Do you and your girls like this
Laura. Well, of course, we'd like to
make money at something else ; but there
isn't any way. Most of our girls get
spoiled when they're quite young, living
out, most generally by the master when
the mistress is away from home, and then
of course they soon get turned away and
come right to such places.
Mr... X. Well, they are better than
their masters even here. Would they pre
fer staying here ?
Laura. Some of them would, because
they live like ladies, and white gentlemen
come to see them, and they don't have to
work ; but there are others who would be
glad to get away.
Mrs. X. But wouldn't they rather
marry? Don't colored men visit here ?
Laura. O, no. They arc mostly white
men, and married ones, too. There must
be such places, you know. Our girls do
get pretty bad, but some of them don't
know any better. Poor ; if you
only knew how those men abuse her, and
she isn't half wilted.
Mrs. X. What an important matter the
mixed school question is while such things
are transpiring with no one to interfere. If
there is a single girl who wants to leave this
business don't fail to let us know.
The ladies visited next a woman who was
so desperate that she declared herself ready
to commit any crime to be taken into the
"How I wish they.would arrest me," she
muttered. "I'll make them do it' some
time. lam willing to die. I hate life. All
I ask on earth is a chance to talk two hours
in a police court. If 1 wouldn't wring the
souls of the fathers and mothers and bro
thers and sisters of this city. Outcasts, are
we? Who outcast us? The great men of
the nation 1 Haven't 1 admitted lathers to
known married men to pay a hundred dol
lars, and more, for a young girl who didn't
know what this lit. meant. There is no
probability of any law being passed on the
subject in this city. Yofl can't find a ma
jority of men that dare to touch it."
She sprang lo the door and closed it, hut
not until the ladies had seen a familiar face
and form enter the door and pass up the
Stairway. The ladies hastily left as ii was
no part of their design to bring distress or
grief to any home, but only to save women
from shame and misery.
The next place visited brought condor
nod hope enough to compensate the ladies
tin- much they had suffered iv their fearfu
no, li-rl -.kin*-
-111, ~ 1 I.H. !.,_.
It had been their hope from the first t*
find on the way a house tliat could be bough
to make a comfortable pleasant home to
all who desired to leave their present em
ploy incut, and to be prepared for [som
To their surprise, one of these womei
offered her house, furnished throughout, a
a home for any who desired to take shelter
there for honest purposes. As she owned
the property, it was a most promising be
ginning toward the execution of their plan.
Tho ladies gave her distinctly to uuder-
Istand that the veil was to be dropped upon
all that was wrong iv their past live.-;, so
GUT as they could accomplish it, anil they
were to be visited, respected, and trusted
by women whose motto is, "Parity of life
should be equally binding upon men arid
She said : I ilo want to be good, and
want to help others to be good ; this is the
first time a return to respectability was
ever offered us. Hut don't be disappointed,
even now, if many a girl refuses to accept,
and prefers to be kept by one man who has
visited the house, if he won't marry her.
Some one mentioned an instance.
No, no, she said. //.don't keep her. He
isn't capable of it. She keeps him. Don't
talk of a man keeping a woman who lets
her keep such a house and share the profits
Mrs. V. We shall be disappointed at no
thing. We have seen enough within ihe
past week to confirm our faith in woman
hood, and in the ultimate regeneration of
the whole race when women are free to act
out their hotter nature, The work may be
slow, but it is very sure.
The house is open, waiting only for our
citizens lo make helpful propositions, look
ing toward honorable support and employ
ment for these women. Address Wo
man's Club, Chronicle otli.-e."
A lipe tomato is the best known reme
for bee slings. One application is su
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East liroad Street.
Police Court—Him. J. J. White, Jus
tice — Monday, August 21.—The following
cases were disposed of:
John Tennis, colored, charged with break
ing inlo antl stealing from the shop of James
Clarke, cigars, razors antl soap—case con
tinued until Wednesday.
Fleming Harris, ,-olore.l, charged with
assaulting and striking Pal Sweeny, Jr.,
with a whip. Fined $1.
John I'-ibank, charged with having in his
possession a lot of tools, the property of
Valentine Wagner, and refusing to give
them up when called for—case dismissed.
John McKeuney and Aaron Jones, col
ored, charged with obstructing the side
walk on Main street and refusing to remove
when ordered by the police. Jones lined
Iff, and McKenney let oil.
Samuel Smith, colored, charged with
stealing a pair of shoes from M. J. Rosen
dorf. Found guilty, and sent to jail for
Thomas Kain, charged with using insult
ing and abusive language towards W. T.
Walker F. Adams, charged with being
disorderly and resisting the police. Fined
Aaron Berry, colored, charged with as
saulting ami striking Mary Drown. Ad
monished and discharged.
George White, colored, charged with
cruelly beating a small colored child. Fined
Albert Key, colored, charged with as
saulting, abusing and using insulting lan
guage to James Dabney. Bound over in
the penalty of $100 to keep the peace for
Sim Jones, colored, charged with abusing
and striking Daniel Rudy. Fined $1.
James Dabney, colored, chai-ged with
assaulting antl striking Albert Key. Let
Annie Morgan, colored, charged with as
saulting and striking Clara Coles wilh a
rock. Let off.
Susan Anderson, colored, chai-ged with
being drunk and creating a disturbance in'
the street, fined $1.
Evans Jackson, charged with stealing the
money drawer containing ten dollars, the
property of l-M. Waller.
Susannah Johnson, colored, charged with
creating a disturbance on the premises of
Elizabeth Callaghan, and abusing and in
sulting her. Case dismissed, and Susannah
ordered to leave tho premises of Mrs. Cal
romuiittee, held at the county court-house
lowing members were present:
Major Samuel L. Anable, Chairman.
Joseph Rogers, Chairman of Tuekahoe
township; Henry Austin, John Overton ;
Moses l'erguson, proxy for Major Hurwell.
Louis Robinson, Chairman of Brookland
township ; David Robinson, John Wallace,
t "nristopher Bolton.
Henry Page, Chairman Fairfield town
ship; Charles Vaughan ; George M. Fleck,
proxy for A. Criddle; A. J. Waldrop,
proxy for F. W. E. Lohman.
Louis Harris, Chairman for Varina town
ship ; Ed. Powers, proxy for Edloc Scott;
Henry Sykes; Dr. Sterling, proxy for Dr.
G. K. Gilmer.
On motion, Geo. M. Fleck was selected
to act as secretary pro tarn.
Maj. Anable stated, the business of the
Committee was to provide, for the nomina
ting convention of the county, also to call a
general Mass Convention of the Republi
can party of the county to appoint two
delegates to represent the county in State
('.invention, to be held on the 27th of Sep-
On motion, it was unanimously resolved,
that each Township Committee be directed
to call meetings in their several Townshiiis.
at such time aud place as shall be deemed
by them most convenient for the voters of
our party in their respective Townships, for
the purpose of selecting two delegates to
represent each Township in the nominating
convention, to be hold on the 2...1 of Sep
tember to nominate a Senatorial ticket, and
also a County ticket, to be supported by
the Republican voters of the county.
It was moved by David Robinson, that
no Republican meeting shall lie held or
recognized except such are called by the
chairman of the Township Committee by
and with the consent of the chairman of
tin-County ('onimittee, which was unani-
On motion, Henry A. Atkinson Esq.,
was allowed to address the meeting.
It was moved tliat a general mass meat
ing of the Republican party of this county
lie called to meet at the county court-house
delegates for the State convention, which
-as unanimously adopted.
It was resolved that the proceedings of
t lis meeting be published in the STATE
. iiilt*.A_. and National Virginian.
On motion, it was resolved that the
c lainnan be authorized to have 500 hand
nils printed, giving notice of the mass con
ention, to be circulate.l iv the county, and
nil it glial) !»' the duty of the chairman of
ach Township Coinniillee to see to that
tliey are properly distributed.
The utmost harmony prevailed through
ttt the meeting, its action upon every ques
tion unanimous, and old Henrico county
awaits with restive spirit the battle cry "to
arms." ' '
P.i,,he Ilis Leg.— Captain Thomas Gapes,
master of the steaintug "Boitita," aged
seventy-one years, a worthy gentleman, be
came entangled in some ropes on the deck
of his vessel, on Saturday, and falling,
broke his leg. He was sent lo the Medical
College by the customs authorities for treat
Ward Meeting. —'I'Tierc will be a meetinj'
of the Republicans of Marshall waul held
at the foot of brick steps, corner of Frank
lin and Twenty-third streets, on Tuesday
evening, the _2d inst., at Si o'clock. A*s
business of importance will come before
this meeting, it is hoped that there will lie
a prompt and full attendance.
I'a'sonal.—C. W. Newton, of Norfolk;
Col. C. B. ('aiding, iniarUnnaster at Fort
ress Monroe, and M. 11. Clark, of Danville,
are in the city, registered at lord's Hotel.
VOL. 111. NO. 23 6.
I.ocnl Xol. *-■
—The City Council meets at i» o'clock
—Coventor Walker returned to the city
The examination of applicants for teach
ers' positions iv the public Schools began at
'.I o'clock this morning. The final selections
will not be made till the board of education
meets, first Monday in September.
—Nearly ten million dollars have been
funded under the last funding law of the
State. Amount funded on Saturday .1 18,.
—Tho Opera house will open on the 21th
-—The new Corn Exchange building will
be occupied next week.
The Portsmouth Firemen — Their Recep
tion — The Programme. —As heretofore an
nounced by us, the Chambers Fire Compa
ny of Portsmouth reached the city this
in,nuing at iui early hour, and were met at
Rockets by the lland-in-lland and the
Hook and Ladder companies of this city.
Why these two companies alone turned
out to wo'come the Portsmouth boys, we
are at a loss to know.
The Chambers Company consisted of one
hundred and eleven of as line looking and
hearty set of fellows as ever held a nozzle
or run with a machine. Dressed in red
flannel shirts and black pants, as they
marched up Main street we were perfectly
charmed with their appearance. They
looked as if a fire stood but little chance
where they and their handsome engine
could get fair play. The hose-carriage,
with its ends completely mirrored, photo
graphed the many who followed them.
'Ihe brass band accompanying the com
pany, without intending any reflect ion upon
any of our own, is certainly the finest we
have listened to for years. In fact every
thing looked well —the horses were splendid,
and even the two colored boys bringing up
the rear, made favorable impressions upon
us. The company was marched to Ford's
hotel, where it is now quartered.
At 4 o'clock, the company will assemble
at Fray/.er's photograph gallery, where a
splendid picture will be made of the mem
bers . At 8 o'clock, a trial of engines will
take place at the foot of . th street.
At (• o'clock, the various tire companies
of the city and their guests will form a
.torchlight procession and march through
the different streets.
If a tire should break out about this
time, we would not like to be in its place—
put out so soon. After tho procession a
handsome collation will be given our visi
tors, in the building ou HrOad street, be
tween Ninth and Tenth, opposite the
engine-house. We acknowledge receipt of
an invitation to be present and hope to be
able to attend. Should we not, the Ports
mouth boys, (wilh whom we are very
much pleased) antl those of Richmond who ,
may attend, have our very best wishes for
a jolly and glorious time.
N. U.—Since writing the above, we are
informed that the Hand-in-lland and the
Hook and Ladder companies arc the only
ones of this city, who have contributed to
the entertainment to be given the Ports
mouth company. This we regret exceed
ingly, as Kichmond has heretofore borne an
enviable reputation for hospitality.
This accounts for the neglect of the other
companies in not being present to receive
the Chambers boys. As a company,
neither of the oilier companies will partici
pate in the exercises of this evening.—
Something wrong ! tell us what it is ?
Growth if lliehniiiud. —Among the new
buildings in process of erection, are the
elegant tenements of David S. Andrews, at
the southeast corner of Grace and Adams
streets. When finished, they will add
much to the attractiveness of that locality,
and aid in supplying the pressing need for
more houses. These houses are being con
structed under the management of J. A.
Gla/.ebrook, as contractor, who is also
doing the wood work.
J. F. Meredith is erecting a handsome two
story brick residence on Franklin street,
near Monroe Park. It is to be handsomely
finished, and will be in every way a credit
to that fast-growing portion of our city.
Mr. Glazebrook is the contractor for this
Dr. E. H.Smith is building a nice two
story brick residence at the corner of Frank
lin and Laurel streets, near Monroe Park.
Messrs. West. l*acy _c Co. are doing the
brick work, and Mr. Woodward the carpen
Richmond College is to undergo imme
diate thorough repairs.
Fire. —The fire yesterday forenoon wa
in the house, No. ills west Broad street,
occupied by Mr. llankey, a shomaker.
The roof caught from the chimney. Tlie
tire was extinguished before any material
damage was .lone.
Important Meeting. —The Republicans of
Jetferson Wartl will meet in the basement
of Metropolitan Hall to-morrow evening, at
S o'clock, promptly, for the purpose of re
oi-ganiMiig in accordance with instructions
from the City Central Committee. A full
aud prompt attendance is earnestly request
ed. Let there be a grand rally.
Madison Ward.— The Republicans of
Madison Wartl have organized under the
plan recommended by the Central Commit
tee, and are at work. The Ward officers
are: Jos. Cox, President; Col. Nye, Vice-
President ; 11. I*. Chandler, Treasurer; R.
W. Johnson, Chaplain ; T. S. Atkins, Sec
retary ; Jos. B. Christian, Assistant Secreta
ry, with active and efficient executive and
Sudden Indisposition.—Mr. James 11. |
Fowler, a colored gentleman who resides
at Ihe corner of Cary antl Sixth streets, left
his homo about half-past 0 o'clock this
morning, returned just before 7, and while
sitting at the breakfast table was seized
with severe convulsions. Dr. Robinson
was called in, and gave all the relief possi
ble. At last accounts the patient was un
der the influence of chloroform.
Narrow Escape. —On Sunday afternoon,
as a young laily was walking on Broad,
near -inth street, her clothes very mysteri
ously took fire, and she would perhaps
have been bun ed to death had not Mr.
Hagby, who happened to be near her, with
great presence of mind, drawn his coat and
with it smothered the flames.
ViimatUilde Letters licmainiiig in tlie
lluhnon.l Posl-adice, August 21v/, l_*7l.—
Mrs. Dolly Johnson, Northampton; Miss
Willianna White, Northampton; James C.
Jopliri, Liberty \ a.
Ward Meeting.— The Republicans of
Clay ward will meet at Dill's bakery, cor
ner of Clay and Foushee streets, to-morrow
night at -o'clock tor the purpose of e'etlin;
ward officers. It is very desirable thai
every Republican should be present.
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Offlrlal Paper far Ihe lloiemnicnl.
n.TES OF .IDV_.__TlSl__.
ONF. IH___AR per -.narc ot ch'ht lln,--, -,li,l
SI'EI'IAI. HATES mri.l,* at rnnnlcr, or hy
,-,,..ii-.-i.-t, will, r.-iriilnr patron,*.
Manchester _rw» nnd fiosslp.
An Attempt lo Commit Siii'-ide. —Alll
o'clock this morning, the wife of Mr.
Briggs, a colored bar-kc aptf. on the comer
of Seventh and Hull streets, attempted to
take her life by drowning. She was pre
vented from so doing by some friends who
saw her as she was about to make the fatal
leap from Mayo's bridge. A family diffi
culty is the cause, \ve were informed.
Grand Itallg of Ihe lit publicans.—A
Republican meeting will be held at Midlo
thian nits, under the auspices of the Midlo
thian Township connnitte, on Saturday, tlie
20th inst., at J o'clock. The following
speakers will address the meeting: Wood
sou .Mann, Robert Carter, Jordan Smith,
anil Joseph Cox, of Kichmond. Coineone,
come all, and hear for yourselves. A great
work is to be accomplished this fall.
Going Back: —We noticed this morning
a gentleman selling out his tools and other
articles of property on hand, preparatory
to leaving this country. It was about two
years back that this gentleman (Mr. Booth
man) came to this State. He bought him a
farm about two miles front Clover Hill pits.
This he has rented out. This is not en
couraging to immigration. They will sail
to-morrow, father, mother and son.
Republican Mass Meeting. —(In Thursday
night there will be held in the colored iiap
tist church, at N. l , o'clock, a grand mass
meeting to elect .fel,-gales to the county con
vention, to be held at Chester, on Monday,
the 4th day of September. It is a matter
that should enlist the attention of every
man in the county, but more particularly ol'
those within this township. Rally, Repub
licans, antl send men to the convention who
will put the men in Ihe field that will give
success to the party in the fall election. l*ot
the weak-kneed and dough-faced Republi
cans al! have a chance at sending men to
represent them, and it will make them
strong. So come all, nnd let us talk to
gether on this great and important subject.
To do right is success ; to do wrong you
will lose; aud to lose now, to satisfy a few
U) the injury of the many, will not do.
To-morrow night (Tuesday) the township
conference will have a meeting to attend to
matters of importance. All the members
are requested to attend. Those who can
not attend will send in their names to tin
chairman, Major Walker, so he may know
what to do in the matterof tilling vacancies
if there be any.
At the Sabbath-school at the Baptist
church yesterday, the boys had a small
majority over the girls, the girls having
beat them three Sabbaths in succession.
At the colored school Sabbath morning,
there was a good attendance. The school
is improving, but tKey need instructors.
Let those interested send teachers to the
field in Manchester, ripening for the har
Peach skins are annoying the pedestrians
suddenly on last Wednesday with,apoplexy.
A tent of rechabites from Washington,
visited Norfolk and Portsmouth Thursday
Tho Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio rail
road has discontinued running freight train.,
Professor Wyman, the world -tio.yi.ed
wizard and ventriloquist, will exhibit iv
A fight occurred near Manassas, on list
Tuesday, during which John Thomas wns
killed by Charles Harbour. The parties are
Heuben Ragland, of Petersburg, has L_*H
elected a director of tlie Yir__inia Steam-
The temperance cause is flourishing in
Norfolk, as well as it is here. This would
be well, but the whiskey business is also
Little Lofeis, son'of Mr. Frank Rurgaspn,
was badly bitten by a dog, in Lynchburg,
last Tuesday, on the leg and arm. Kill the
brute and tan his hide.
The first bale of new cotton which ar
rived at Norfolk, was received there Thurs
day from Goldsboro', N. 0. It was con
signed to a Boston house.
The case of James M. Dougherty, for
shooting a colored man name Waddy I'.uek
nei-, at Lynchburg, has been postponed un
til Friday the 25th instant. Dougherty
was refused bail.
There are very discouraging reports from
the corn crop in the southwestern counties
of the Stale, and many of the fields on the
line of the Virginia and Tennessee railroad
are raid to bo entirely ruined by the dry
Byron Woodrmn, of Roanoke county,
was arrested last week by Marshal Yeai
inan, for using counterfeit tobacco stamp.;.
He was taken to Lynchburg, lo nave a
hearing before Commissioner Butfuni.
Yi-.-U-nlay was another riclivc day iv llie rsu
mac buafaeae. Hut for our trad.- in cotton, when 1
and tobacco, llie sumac w.icons, the I,at,.r antl
the liulec pump, what would become of the city?
Why it would progress (Progress.)
A rumor reaches us from Hiehmoml that Ihe
editors over there inn-nil lo .nut wriiiie. about
tlit- tan-yard under the Spotswopd Hotel, :.-- son
r.s llie convention meets on the rust antl ____■
th.-ni another sabjeet.— Petersburg Index.
This is a mistake, they will stop when
the water is all pumped out of it by the
k TTECTION, ArT. CriW. OVAHO! X
M.-l.ltH*rd of this company are c,,11,1110,,1edh?
1,1 meet al their drill-room, al rtiion Eagle Ho-it
teI.JVIONDAY next, at r*._ o'clock P. M., for lh«
transaction ol business. 11,-i„iiK-lual.
lly order of Ihe (.ipini" :
au is,— at SAM'l* l>. lAITTIER, Ist >-_|'t.
WIMKIIIU HUlli Hi, v lam, l„„r niton
from Richmond, a lIANII. white or colored.
A 111:01 Willi Wile preterr. Hi. Apply lo
nu U—St* A. HOIIEKEK, 1.',..t; Main .-I
W ACTED TO PDBIHASI- A FARM, ol
about 2011 acre, lv one of tin* Southern
Slates; must be healthy. Address, siatniK crops
grown term** aud lull particulars, io llo\ I3t_r,
st. 1.,.-1, _»»« iy -'i— if
r|.AK__ UP, iv lv) corn-liehl. three COWS--
L on,' brown, one buffalo ami on.- s_m>i t,-,l cow
Also, on« spotted HKH-'KK nnd a spotted l-AI.K.
The owners can have il.nn by pr* Yii_J |„-,.|, ny
antl paying eharres
an 21-11» F. A. SHULTZ.
lluv your WATEH-oi-iLERS, ICE CREAM
KREEZEHS and FRVIT-JAHSfrom
W. J. ANDERSON,
-.", Main ruel air, Broad ■ ■ iv.-i .