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Story or a Diver.
number of interesting incidents of life un-
A great conger eel paid tlie divers a visit.
He was an immense fellow, and kept swim
ming around Wood, but would not come
near him. Wood was afraid of his hand
being bitten, ns a conger's bite is very bad.
lie once knew a diver whoso finger was
is a very dangerous animal in the water.
However, this conger kept swimming
around about Wood, so'he took his clasp
knife out and tried to stab him, but the
conger would not come near to be stabbed.
It was a long while before the conger
would go away, and even after he had MM
away, Wood could not go on working, be
cause he was not sure that he had really
gone for good, ami it might have conic out
at some comer at any moment and nipped
one of his fingers off.
Mr. Wood has had other adventures with
fish while working under the water. He
was once employed in fixing some heavy
stones in the harbor of Dover; while wait
ing for the stones to come down from tin
ship above, he sat down on a rock, and be
came up to examine the strange visitor to
their sub-nnueous residence ; they played
all about him, and kept on biting at the
into the end of a short stick—a gaff, in fact.
The pouts came around him as usual, and
he gaffed them one after another with his
hook. He then strung them on a string,
with a goodly fry of whiting pouts for his
On another occasion, \Vood was em
something alive under his feet. It kicked
iremendottslv, but he knelt down upon it to
keep it steady; he soon ascertained that it
was an enormous skate he was standing un,
so he treated him as he did the fish. He
watched his opportunity, and slipped the
noose of his line around the skate's tail;
lie then signalled to "haul," and up went
Master Skate, flapping his great wings like
a wounded eagle ; and mightly astonished
were the people in the boat when they
found a monster skate on the end of the.
line, nnd not a pig of lead.
"Wood once nearly lost his lite when at
the bottom of the sea. A Prussian vessel
had gone down off Mouse buoy m the
Thames estuary. Tlie captain was drowned
in his cabin, and Wood had undertaking to
get him out of it if he possibly could. Ar
riving at the bottom, Wood found the ves
sel lying over on her side, and that she had
tgme down with all her sail set. He tried
to get into the cabin, but found the main
sail all over the cabin door. He was just
about to return when he found Ilial his air
pipe and signal line had stttldenly got jam
med. Fully aware of hi- very dangerous
position, and without losing his presence of
mind, he sat quietly on the edge of tlie yes
scl ami considered. The men above he
could find were signaling violently for him
to come up, but he could not answer, as the
line was jammed.
He took out his pocket-knife and thought
two or three times of cuting himself adrift.
As a last chance-, he determined to adopt
; another course, so he climbed up the rig
iging among the g'eat wet .sails and loose
ropes, as well as he could, ami fortunately j
found the place where his ait-pipe was
Jiitchcd. lie carefully loosened it, gave the |
signal and was hauled up immediately, It
I understand right the lino was clear when
he wont down, but while he was engaged
at work on the sunken ship, tlie title turn
ed, and carrying his pipe and line in the
opposite direction to that in which it had
been originally conducted, il became jam- \
nied. lie did not go to tlie surface an m- \
slant 100 soou, for the boat was just drill- |
ing, as her anchors' would not hold.
TWO HEM IJURIED AMVK IN A YVKI.I. |
About half-past six o'clock yestcr,lav
evening, directly after the Yirgimmi had
gone to press, the city was thrown into an
intense state of excitement by the ruiiuir j
that three men had been buried alive in a |
well which they had been digging in the Up
per part of the city. I'pou inquiry the re
pact proved true. It appears that a col
ored man named Adolphus Dorsey, had
engaged to dig a well for Mrs. Movers.
Horsey himself started it, and, after work
ing a short time, hired two other colored
men, Jordan Steele and Handy Hams, left
its completion lo them, and.began a job lor
About 6 o'clock on yesterday, while tlie
two men, Steele aud Harris, were prepar
ing for a blast, the sides caved in to the
.depth of about five feet, burying, them nil
except their heads ami arms. The alarm
was instantly given, and spread, like wild
fire through the city. In the meantime,
Dorsey arrived, and, without a moment s
hesitation decentled tlie well by a rope, fol
lowed by another man. He had been at
the bottom but a few minutes, and was
working like a hero, when the sides again
Rvod, burying Dorsey oul of sight. Ihe
an who had followed cried to those above
pull him out—which was done; and a
scene of wild excitement ensued in the well,
prayers anil sacred song, mingled with
groans issuing therefrom.
" After the second slide several men volun
'teuretl to enter the well, and were let down
in a "wicket. They succeeded, in getting
Harris out to the waist. A rope was then
tLio_ around hill), and strong hands begun to
pull him up. The poor lellow cried out
■ khat they were murdering him, and that ho
would rather die than be torn in two. But
they heeded not his entreaties, and amid
his' erics of] excrutiating agony dragged
him upward, and had got him nearly to the
top, when the rope slipped oil lus both',
and luckily caught him by the wrist. In
this way he was safely lifted to the ground
above. After he had recovered, by means
of stimulants, he seemed wild with joy,
praising tiod, and praying that Ins compa
nion, who was yet alive, might be H
Hubert Kenney, a colored man, then
vent down to try and save the one still
a'ivt: in the well, when a third tune the
biink'pave way, though fortunately not
catching Keinicy, who called out i , .■■
men above to pull him back. W bile hcii
ncy was in the well, Steele told him ho*
saying that he never expected to escape.
reaoue bim was eminently perilous, and
teemed useless. Thus tin- poor lellow was I
Steele and Dorsey are yet buried. Harris
is doing well, and his injuries are not con
sidered serious. Thus in an instant are
two souls ushered into the presence of a
just Maker. Doth were honest, industri
ous workmen, and their families and friends
have the sympathy of the entire communi
ty.—Prr'tei/ Virginian Kxtrati, Avg.o\.
The circuit court of Halifax begins it
fall term to-day.
James Robinson's circus exhibited in
Lynchburg last Monday.
Two jail birds succeeded in releasing
themselves from the jail of Amherst county
There is now but one ice dealer in Peters
burg, and his supplies are received from
A young man of Petersburg investetl
&2.50 last Tuesday in the Southern Asso
ciation, and drew a prize of 1*207.50.
The annual exhibition of the Lynchburg
Agricultural anil Mechanical society will
be held on the 17th, 18th, 10th and 20th of
Mr. Joseph Davis, residing near Grove
church, a few miles from Leesburg, had a j
valuable horse killed by lightning on Fri-
Mr. 11. 0. Tinsley, late agent of the As
sociated Press in thus city,"~has been added
to the editorial stuff of the Progress at Pc-
I„st Wednesday was a quiet day in Pe
tersburg. No accidents, no fights, no rain,
and no watermelons, and all the police
A lump of Anthracite coal weighing 500
pounds was leceivcd last Wednesday by
Messrs. Marks- Friend, of Petersburg, in
a cargo from Philadelphia.
Three hundred and fifty-seven hogsheads,
ninety-eight boxes and nine hundred and
t« eiity-tvvo loose lots of tobacco were sold
The Hillsborough camp meeting closed
on Friday last. Among the ministers who
officiated on the occasion were Munsey,
Houston, Cranberry, and Duncan.
The camp meeting for Loudoun circuit
commenced near Bloomfield, on Friday
lust. Tliere are forty tents on the ground,
anil the meetings are generally well attend
ed. Rev. Dr. Bond, of the St. Louis Adrtf
rate, preached on last Sunday.
A little son of Mr. Miles Branch, a well
known merchant of Petersburg, while on a
visit last Monday in Brunswick county,
was severely cut about the face and mouth
l>y being carried under a tree be a runaway
horse which he was riding.
Theie will be a grand tournament at the
Montgomery White Sulphur Springs on the
sth of September. The charge to the
knights will be delivered by ex-Governor
Watts, of Alabama, and the coronation ad
dress by Hon. T. O. Houston, of Botetourt
Mrs. Mary Michaels reported and be
lieved to be one hundred aud fifteen years
uf age, committed suicide last Sunday
morning, by throwing herself into a welL
Mrs. Michaels resided with her son, on
the Model Farm, in Dinwiddie county,
nbout one mile from Petersburg.
Robert (.'alter, a youth in the employ
ment of Messrs. Chambers & Co., as driver
if the mail coach between Pittsylvania
•ourt-house and Danville, absconded last
week, carrying with him several packages
if money which had been entrusted to him
by parties of Pittsylvania. Mr. C. W.
White loses 175, and Mr. J. T. Guthrie
A few .days since, one of the most re
markable accidents and escape of two col
nrcd boys occurred in Nottoway county, in
the neighborhood of Maizes Church. Dr.
Kichard Adams, of the above county, sent
his horse by a small colored boy to water.
When returning with the horse, at full
sliced, he saw a boy approaching him upon
a horse belonging to Mr. Farley in a full
gallop. The boys were now riding so
swiftly they could not manage their fiery
steeds, and at last they came together, tlie
horses'heads coming m contact with such
force, as to break the neck of the one be
longing t) Dr. Adams, and injuring tU
other to such an extent, as to render him
unfit for further service. Neither of the
riders were injured in the least.
News by Latest Moll.
The Acting Secretary of the Interior
decides that where a foreign vessel, bound
for one foreign port to another, puts into
an American port in distress, she is not
liable to tonnage tax or admeasurement
The government pays more to its army
pensioners than it does to the support of
either the army or navy. These are the
figures: War appropriation, 930,000,000;
naval, $20,000,000 ; Pensions, $34,500,000.
The Mississippi Republican convention
adjourned last night after adopting resolu
tions endorsing Governor Alcorns' admin
istration, reaffirming the principles set forth
in the national platform, and demanding a
speedy adoption of universal amnesty.
Over three thousand members of the
Howe family held a family pow-wow at
Harmony Grove, Mass., yesterday.
George W. Widgen has been appointed
DMtmMter at Kastville, A'a., vies David H.
The balance of last year's naval appro
priation unexpended by Secretary Robeson,
and which was recovered into the treasury
July 1, 1871, is $2,801,513 17. This out
of au appropriation of only a little over
Henry Wattcrson, editor of the Louis
ville Couriir-Joitnial, published in that pa
per, of the 30th ult., a personal card of
four or five columns, in reply to assaults of
the Daily Ledger of that city, in which he
uncovers the secret springs of prominent
persons and factions in the Democraict
camp of Kentucky.
The card may be considered the begin
ning of the war between the Bourbons and
New Depiu turists in this State and will cre
ate considerable sensation in all circles.
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PANY'S elegttnl side-wheel steamship ALBly
Scptciuber S, at 7 o'clock A, M.
preljhtreceived until Saturday night.
Through hills of lading *igi¥>d, and goods for
warded « uh dispatch to all poults—-orm.souiu,
east and vv.ist. t iloaa connection* made witn tu
nartl line (ot foreign i>orts.
Passenger tuicounuudaiious unsurpassea,
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I Plan of Organization of the Democratic Party
a* Adopted by the Convention on Yesterday.
We lay before our readers the plan of
organization of the Democratic party,
which was adopt—<l on yesterday. We
might have published it in our report of
yesterday, but the immortal Daniel posi
tively refused to let us have it. He dis
tinctly stated in our presence that he did
not wish it published. From all the cir
cumstances surrounding this precious docu
ment, we are led to believe that it, as pub*,
lisiu-d, is not the one as it came from the
committee. That is a matter of no im
iiortancc to us. Our friends will recognize
in the proposed plan the oltl Ku-Klux or-
I ever since Democracy, because encouraged
to lift its treasonable head.' Our friends
must profit by the example set them by
! our enemies, and at once let every indi
vidual member of the Republican party see
to it that tlie party shall be thoroughly or
ganized throughout the State:
The Conservatives of Virginia, in State Con
vention assembled, declare it to be the aim and
purpose of their organization lo oppose and de
feat the Radical parry ; nnd with this view they
Invite all the opponents of Radical rule to unite
iv the following worldng organization of the Con
servative party of Virginia:
I. State. Organiza'ion.
AS,ate committee, to consist Of thirty-three
members, nine of whom Shall be residents of
A chief director, who shall be chairman of Ihe
committee, and shall have the chief direction
throughout the Statu of till mailers relating lo
votive, organization, and registration.
Eight a—ociaic directors, who shall be mem
bers of the committee, shall act as aids to the
chief director, and will assist in the discharge of
Twenty-four consulting member-, three of
whom *hall re«iilo in each congressio.ial district,
and who may t»e convened by the resident com
mittee whenever in their opinion it shall be pro
per) all of whom will be appointed by the au
tliorlty of the State Convention, and well maln
lain ius organization by removals, lining vacau-
The State committee thus constituted shall
have plenary i>ower to perfect, the party organi
zation, to direct nnd control Its practical work
ing in all parts of the State, and lo decide linn Ily
all questions that may arise affecting Its harmo
ny and efficiency. But thtsConvention expri -ly
withholds from the said coinmil tee, and denies
to any body other than a regularly organized
Slate Convention, the power lo declare for llie
Conservative party of Virginia any opinion or
iKillcy except such as is necessariy implied from
Un- declaration already made of the aim aud
purpose of its organization.
11. City and County Organization.
Each city and county, hy popular meeting, or
through the medium of existing organizations,
will appoint a city or county committee, to con
sist of two representatives from each town—dp
or ward within its limits, the chairman of which
will act as superintendent, for the city or county,
and control all mailers of organization and re
gistration. The committee will aid the supsrin
tendent in the discharge of his duties, anil will be
charged with the duty of maintaining the com
pleteness and efficiency of the local organization;
shall advise the central resilient committee of all
local matters and questions requiring its action,
and, with the superintendent, shall be specially
charged with providing the means lo defray
ccssary expenses, and all other mailers involving
the interests of the party.
The superintendent oi the city or county will
appoint a township or ward superintendent,
who will be a member of the city or county com
mittee anil shall act as aid to tlie county or city
superintendent, and shall, subject lo his direc
tion, have special charge of his own township or
ward, making to him reports of Ids own township
or ward, tlie enrollment of voters, and other
matters of importance.
11l Tottmshlp and Ward Organization.
The superintendents of townships and wards
will organize their respective townships and
wards as follows:
The registered voters willing to unite in this
organization, will be formed into "tens," in each
of which one will be a leader ; the "rolls of tens
shall be returned to the superintendent of the
county or city, and shall by him be preserved
nnd registered according to the organization.
The persons so enrolled an/I returned, tog,titer
with the officers, shall eonstitcte the. marking or
ganization of the Conservative party in Virginia,
and by them and from them all party nomination*
HhiM be made.
Five "tens" will be organized -as a 'Jt/ly,' nnd
to each "Jifly" there will'be a "chief."
The "Stitfs of fifties" will be chosen by the .u
--perinteudents in each township or ward : will act
a* his aids, and will each, subject to his direction,
have special charge of his own "Jifly"
The "leaders of ten in each "fifty" Will be
chosen by the "chief;'' will act as his aitl-. and
will each, subject to his direction, bare special
charge of the organization of his own "/, it .
IV. nominating Conventions.
Preceding every election—State, district, coun
ty city, ward, or township, as the easi- may be
—there shall be a nominating convention, to I,<
-call in every case by the stale oi- local comniit-
The representation in said conven lions shall !»■
For a State convention, tliere shall lie one
delegate for each township iv a county, and from
each voting precinct in the ward of a i ity.
For a convention to nominate candidate* for
Congress, the same.
For a convention to nominate for the Senate,
three delegates from each township in a county,
and for each voting precinct in a'city.
For county nominating conventions, six dele
gates from each township.
For city nominating conventions, three deie
gates ft»m each voting precinct.
For nominations In wards and townships—Bi a
ward, the people assembled will nominate; in a
township, there shall be a convention, composed
of one delegate for each "fifty- and "ten."
In all conventions each di-li-iralc in attendant-e
shall have one vote.
In each county, city, township, or ward con
vention the superintendent thereof *hall preside,
as a temporary chirman, and conduct It* organ
isation. . ~ , ~,,
The convention in every case shall na\ c tne
discretion to determine, lirst. whether a nomina
tion shall be made for any given office, and, se
cond, who shall be the nominee.
This organization shall continue in iorce until
superseded by a regular State Convention of the
Conservative party in A'irginia.
The report was unanimously agreed to, aim tie
On motion of Mr. Keilev, the Committee on Bu
siness was allowed to sit during the sessionso:
the Convention; whereupon the committee re
Bakuasol's —Our ciiy has a "cow dealer," win
drives his vocation very industriously. He ctu
be seen almost daily at one or the other of tin
Markets, or leisurely driving along ihe stree
several head of his slock, accom] in tiled by then
young calves. Hetetofore it lias been hi. prac
tlce to have the latter led by boys, with ropes
to keep them from sucking their mothers, thl
their udders may be unnaturally distended, nn
ing the would be purchasers believe that tl
cows are extraordinary milker*. Tbe po
brutes have no tongues lo tell what they std
by pain and hunger. Latterly, 10 save the i
i.nse of the boys, he has invented a new men
of torture, more rellned than the other. Ivov
be winds the nose and under jaw ol the calt wi
-i line cord so that it cannot open its mouth
suck or drink; in this manner they are Jtn
around the city in ihe hoi sun tor several IN
" Wouldn't 1 delight to muzzle bis snout al 8
M then at early dawn the next day,, drive h
forth and keep him so till noon. 1 think by tl
tlm* he would learn the virtue of doing to as
~ne wishes to lie done by - even to the brute
llcsjst, sir, (MM such cruel pneltces ul- 1 will
have you "Berged '
We give space for the above ill our local,
not hoping it will have much effect up.in
tlia inhuman creature for whom il - in
tended, but in order that it may be teen bj
those who buy cows and judge from the
appearance of their udder us to their milk
by the county clerk during the month of
August—eight to white parties and seven
to colored. From the hustings court twen
ty-six were issued—ten white and sixteen
—The amount of the public debt funded
yesterday was (£40,260.09, making a total
—During August forty-one deeds were
j recorded in the Henrico clerk's office, antl
| one hundred and eighteen in the chancery
i court clerk's office.
—There were ten alarms of fire during
the past month.
—We learn that a very interesting re
j vital of religion is progressing in ljiurel
Hill Methodist Church, three miles below
I Richmond, on the River road, Dr. Vander
I Robinson, corner Twenty-eighth and Leigh
| streets, died this morning alter but a few
hour*' illness. It is supposed that while
at play the child swallowed something
which caused its death.
tiiltimd Revenue Cdllerlions. —The col
lections of internal revenue in the Third
districtof Virginia for the month of August
just closed, amount to the sum of $21.'5,
--"i)74 21. The amount collected for the cor
responding month last year was $2^0,121 .OU.
The difference in the amounts is satisfactori
ly accounted for by the reduction of taxa
tion by recent legislation, and also by the
fact that no distilleries are now in operation
within the district, whereas last year one i
single establishment was paying a monthly
tax of about sixteen thousand dollars.
The largest amount over collected in a
single month in the disti ict was in May,
1870, when the sum footed up $320,(59.'!.:'*.
The collections in the second (Petersburg)
district for the past month amount to f 70,- i
The. Governor l'ditioned for the Pardon ,
of Titos. R. Bird, conr'cled of Bigamy. —
A petition, numerously signed by many of
the prominent citizens of Alexandria and
vicinity, was yesterday laid before the Gov
ernor, asking the pardon of Thomas R.
lSird, a well known sporting gentleman of
Washington city, who had been tried, (ound
guilty and sentenced to the penitentiary, |
for the crime of bigamy.
We are informed a number of ladies
have not only signed the petition, but that
a delegation of them will probably visit the
a delegation of ladies call on the Governor
or lhat or any other purpose, they will find
urn a mighty good looking fellow, but a
rreat humbug as a politician or Republican.
D fact we have long since given him over
o his worshippers as unworthy a place in
ur ranks, and if we are permitted to
udge by the action of the Convention, his
wii friends are getting heartily tired and
ick of him. We learn he has taken no
tction yet in relation to the application for |
he partlon of Herd.
Petit Jury.—The following is a list of the
ictit jury for the September term of the
[listings court, which will be held on Mon
J. T. Anderson, Andrew Antoni, Julian
linford, Walter J. lilunt, C. C. Hlankeii
hip, F. A. JStmia, James F. .Freeland, J.
I. Garrett, R. 1). Hudgins, Joseph K.
licks, F. N. lmboden, George W. Does,
I W. L. Jennings, Win. ¥i. Jones, li. ('.
Jones, John Lyle, C. R. Morton, Portieux
Robinson, D. M. Robinson, C. R. Rccs, J.
A. Richardson,G. A.Sturdivant, Charles S.
Thompson, J. E. Tompkhis, Joseph Ter
rell, K. C. Armstrong, R. S. Hosher, C.K.
liclvin, August Rleimer, Louisi_uker, G.
V. Daiiforth, I). O. Davis, R. E. Cox, Jno.
W. Cardwell, fid. 11. Chamberlayne, I. R.
Carrington, J. W. Gringham, 11. T. Elly
son, G. W. Grant, W. B. Hersman, G. B.
Hawes, James Jones, (). H. P. C.
Jones, Thomas O. Keesec, Charles P.
Slaughter, 0, W. McFarland.
Republican Mas* Meeting in Mancltetter
— No Business Done — Meeting Again To
night.—A large number of Republicans as
sembled at the colored Baptist church last
night, as per previous arrangement, to se
lect delegates to the nominating convention
soon to be held at Chester.
Difficulties were encountered which were
not anticipated, rendering an adjournment |
HI to-night necessary,
meeting will be held to-night, at the
c place, for the purpose of electing delc
fates, when it is hoped every person will
c present who feels an interest in the suc
cess of the Republican cause in Chester-
Injured by a Fall.— Wednesday evening
a little fellow about two years of age, son
of Mr. F. R. Fairlamb, residing on liOigh
street, near Adams was severely injured by
falling from the porch attached to his
father's dwelling. Dr. Trent was called in
and the little sufferer is thought to be re
Sale of Tables al ihe New Com nnd
Flour Fichangc.—Thc sale of the tables
at the new room of the Corn and Flour Ex
change took place yesterday evening, Cook
liughton, auctioneers. The price of
table was cd, and the premiums foi
deemed most convenient ranged frotr
612.50. Tho room will be occupied
ansfi r of Ihe Slate's Interest in the
mind and Jhiurille Railroad. —The
tl of Public Works, after being in ses
for two days, on yesterday concluded
msiness of transferring the State's in
t in the Richmond and Danville rail
according to the terms of sale as fixed
no act of the General Assembly. The
c interest of the State was purchased
by the stockholders of tho company, and
the functions of the State directors, Judge
Hunter 11. Marshall, W. T. Sutherlin, and
W. L. Owen, thereupon ceasing, they were
reelected as directors of the Richmond and
Doti't Judge by Apjtearanccs. — There
. was more sense iv the remarks made yes
terday, during the sitting of the convention,
by M. Dulaney Hall, Esq., of Alexandria,
' tlian he received credit for. Neither was
"whiskey at the bottom of them," as was
1 rhai-gcd by two of the old sore heads, who
\ occupied the stand. If there were piore
I young men of vigor, like Mr. Hall, con
trolling the Democratic party, it would be
1 much better for the old State.
i j The old "pub funcs" will struggle hard
: before yielding, but they will have to sm-
I ciimb before many more years are added to
their worthless existence.
UmmUabk Letters Hematoma in Uu\
Uchiiinnd t'o.st-oflice, September ]st, 1871.
Mis. Emily Gofely ; Miss Minnie Carter,
1 Richmond, Va. ; Miss Maggie lieaxley, j
i tion for allowing him and his asstieiates to
] he present, to address the convention.
In the course of his remarks, which were j
! more scattering than tJov.McMullen'■ "old
fw oman" story, he appealed to the mem-i
hers of the convention to "instruc' me and
jmy people, sodey kin kinn away from dcin ■
1 Mr! Hall and his entire race are so dear j
to us, that we cannot help from sympa- |
thi/.ing with this poor creature in this hour
desert to find water. Oh! Abraham, thy
j bosom may be used by Democrats, but |
i thou canst not use theirs. Their delicate I
j olfactories would render the situation a |
| terrible one. Let us give you the advice
you iuiplor9 them to give you, or at least
our conception of what that advice would |
Abram Hnll! you have asked us for!
our advice —we give it to you: You arc I
now free, much to our regret. You arc too
ignorant to be a voter, and should first
educate yourself at your own expense,
before attempting to vote, in fact, whether
ignorant or not, you are a negro and have j
no right to a voice in a white man's govern- |
ment. When you shall have learned this
fact you will begin to show some wisdom, j
The provisions of tho Constitution which i
gave you a voice in government atiWrs, |
were made and provided against our con- i
sent and should be destroyed. Wo have
the greatest admiration and respect for |
Judge Cox, who would have you whipped
at the whipping-post, if he could find the |
slightest excuse for it; in fact he wouldn't j
mind giving you a little touch any how, by
way of keeping his hand in.
Now Abe! go to work aud tell all the
darkeys to follow our advice, and we will
give you a half dollar.
Abraham, iet us give you the advice you
need. The Republican party will educate
your children, (the ones you told the Dem
ocrats, yesterday, you wanted educated,)
by liberal provisions of public schools, pro
vided, tlie Democrats don't prevent us by
legislating against them, which will leave
you free to work to feed and clothe them.
If you want a taste of education, you, too, j
can have it. When you are educated, you j
will then find you have sold yourself to
your worst political enemy, who would
not permit you to exercise the rights of cit
izenship, than they would to invite you into
their parlors, but as long as you are igno- |
rant, you may be where you now are.
Another thing, Abe ! The Republican
party mow is pledged and is executing more
for the elevation of you and your race than
ever did any political party in this or any
other country. When Democracy will do
more, or even as mur,h, then, but not till
then, are you an enemy to yourself, a trai- i
tor to your race, and an abject and con
temptible ingrate to the party thus strug
gling for your rights, as long as you go j
with Democracy. Ixiok at both advisors,
not how they tall:, but how i\\ey feel and
act, and, if sensible, you will,like the "old
gaay boss, come outde wilderness."
Police Court—Hon. J. J. White, Jus
tice—Friday, September 1 .—The following I
cases were disposed of:
John Fubanks, charged with assaulting j
and beating Lucy Walker. Fined iiSM.
Francis Harris, colored, charged with
using abusive and threatening language to- |
ward Jane Patterson. Discharged—no evi
dence to sustain the accusation.
Mary Nelson, colored, charged with
stealing a breastpin and a razor from |
George Reeves. Found guilty, and sen
tenced to ten days' confinement.
M" werly Tumor, colored, .charged with
ing David 11. Howell with a musket
intent to kill. Case continued till the
nslant, and bail required in the sum of
Nelly Lewis, colored, chaiged with steal
ing $25 from John IJrophy. Found guilty
and sentenced to thirty days confinement.
New hearing was afterwards granted, which
takes place to-morrow.
Lucy Walker, Anne Curtis, Celia Wash
ington, and Maria Walker, colored, charged \
with stealing money from John Fubank.
Thomas Taylor, Tyler Wingiield, and i
John Smoot, colored, cliarged with steal
ing a basket of beans and a lot of garlic j
I from Win. (iolnnim. Discharged—there
I being no evidence to sustain the charge.
Nancy Christian, colored, cliarged with
retaining possession of a dress, the proper
ty of R. A. Martin. Discharged—accused I
not identified. "
Turn Onto/the Catholic llcuevolen: So*
ciri'i/.— George-Bernard Straehla, a Herman,
! aged about twenty-three years, died Wed
nesday afternoon, and was buried to-day in
the Shockoe Hill burying ground. He was
a member of the Catholic Henevolent Soci
ety of this city, the members of which
turned out this morning in regalia to con
duct tho funeral ceremonies of their de
,-,as,-,l brother. The society embraces
about a hundred and eighty-live members
all of whom arc Catholics, anil composet
principally of foreigners. The turn oi
I this morning was the first public ono of tl
society ,and gave evidence, by the personne
of its members, and their neat appearance,
' of prosperity and success. Smith's band
I preceded the procession, playing appropri
ate tunes for the occasion. No city in the
' Union can boast of more respectability
! among its foreign citizens than can Rich
j mond. You have only to associate with
them to find them
happy, and contented.
Disposition to Gag, —That there was a
determination to gag all who felt disposed
to act independently, at the Convention
yesterday, we have only to refer to the pro
posed treatment of Air. Riddlesbarger of
Shenandoah. It will be remembered he
offered a resolution asking that members of
the State Central Committee be appointed,
upon the recommendation of delegates from
different Congressional Districts. While
; advocating its passage cries of "put him
ont!" were heard from several parts of the
house. A member on the stand whispered
"that is right, that's the way to dispose of
1 such chaps." The put out party however
' failed, and Mr. R.s resolution was adop
\\ AcciilenT in Mtuiehester.— Yesterday.
; while Alexander Roundtrce was engaged
i j running a circular saw, his hand was severe
ly cut ?jy coming in contact with it. With
proper care and treatment he may be able
lo resume work in a few days.
Al Keumore, Carolina counly, Va., August Ist
l,v th.-llev. .1. E. I'.iimlextei-, JOHN' S. WAT
KINS, Esq., vi' Halifax, Va., to .Miss MAK\ L
' daughter of the lute Judge—. H. Obi**—«a.
On the until nil. of typhoid dyaaotei
BERNARD STRA__LA, a~d _ yean.
tin lie- *U(t nil . JOHN THOMAS, infants..
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INCH LAW IN KENTUCKY !
OHNADO IN KANSAS!
OLLISION AT SEA I
ICIDE OF A SDSPECTED ROBBER I
EW YORK POLITICS !
OLD TH-Tf IHIMH'.KKI* HY RITFIIIB!
Boat Racing at Halifax ! I
Imbroglio of Louisiana State Officers!
Al TIMES Of THE DITVATIOn ! j
Congratulation ol'Thiers! ,
Imbroglio Between the Chler Executive 081- I
cer* ol' Louisiana—The '.Times'* on the t
New Orleans, La., Sept. 1. —A sharp ;
corrospontlence has passetl between Gov. ,
Warmouth and Lioutenant Governor Duun, |
regarding Dunns assumption of gubema- I
tonal functions during Warmouth's ab
sence from the State. Warmouth has
ordered the rearrest of a convict pardoned
by Dunn. Dunn is defiant and insists upon |
the constitutionality of his acts. He com- j
nlains that Warmouth violates gentlemanly j
antl official courtesy.
The Times, commenting on the recently
developed evidence of fraud regarding the
water-works, says : Jivery day brings its I
tiuota of confirmatory evidence in proof of |
the charges, long since brought against tlie
leagued cohorts of corruption who have
fastened themselves upon the body politic
in this State. No stronger testimony is
needed of the rapacity of our rulers, than
that furnished by the rival factions who
have combined against each other under
the respective leaderships of Warmouth and
The pictures drawn by the Governor, of I
his opponents, are worthy of exhibition in
every rogues* gallery, and the picluies
drawn by the artists" of the rival faction
present features no less strongly marked by
the characteristics of moral liideousness.
I.mi li Law in Kentucky.
Jtouisrille, Ky., Sept. I.—Two negroes
and one white man have just been hanged
by a mob at Caseyville lor outraging the
person of a white woman in that vicinity.
rive men were concerned in the outrage,
which was of a horrible character. < Hhers
had been executed in the same manner,
soon after tho commission of the olionce.
Suicide ol' a Susiieeted Rubber.
Baltimore, September 1. —Daniel S. Mil
ler, suspected of robbing his employers.
upon being arrested by a detective, wounded
the officer and then killed himself.
New York Polities.
AVic York, September 1. —The Union
Republican General Committee met this
morning, Horace Greeley presiding, and
fixed a day for holding the primary elec
tions. No other business was transacted.
_?* Tornado in Kansas,.
Tojnka, Kansas, Sept. I.—A tornado
passed over ljtbettc county, Kansas, on
Sunday night, demolishing two houses and
moving several others. Mr. Scott and
daughter were killed.
Collision nt Sea.
A, io York, Sept. I.—Tbe ship Richard
Robinson, from Liverpool, reports that on
the 29th tilt., she fell in with the Alice
Campbell, from Guttcnberg, for Philadel- '
phia, with a cargo of iron, in a sinking con
dition, from a collision with the shin Ham
ilton Fish. The crew have been brought
An Old Man Murdered by Itulllan*.
New York, Sept. I.—Paul Bulgar, an
old man 04 years of age, was beaten to
death this morning, on the corner of 14th
Avenue and A street.
Boat KaeiuK at Halifax.
llaliftix, Sept. I.—Seven started in
the single scull race. Sadler, of the Tyne
crew, won by two lengths, Brown, of Hali
fax, was second, and Kelly third.
CONOR ATI'I.ATIONS TO THIKKS, AC.
Versailles, September 1. —The powers of
Europe have sent congratulatory dispatches j
to Thiers upon the prolongation of liis j
term. Advices from the departments say
that the people generally approve of the
prolongation, and it is believed it will great
ly facilitate the German evacuation of
Larcy has withdrawn his resignation as
Minister of Public Works.
London, Sept. I.—The second mate of I
the American ship "Rochester," has been ;
committed to jail in Liverpool, charged with j
shooting a sailor, alleged to lie the leader
of a mutiny, which compelled the vessel to -.
put into Queenstown.
The naval court martial has been ordered
to investigate the accident which placed the j
iron-clad "Repulse" aground at Sheerness.
Telegraphic Summarj ■
The daughter of a prominent ISoston |
merchant was drowned at Newport yester- j
day while bathing.
Isaac Rosenweig, a wealthy citizen of j
Krie, Pa., has been convicted of selling I
forged tickets over the Krie road.
LAST NIGHTS DISPATCHES.
SIH/T OF THE COMM ITTKH's INVESTI
GATIONS SUBMITTED 'IXI THE I'UESI
KOIUI-'I) AMI MARTIAL LAW l'Ko-
Washinglon, August IH.—Seni.t IT Sc.itt,
t chairman of the Ku-Klux committee, lnnl
an interview with the President to-diiy.
, He submitted a communication, which WM
fully discussed in the interview, setting
forth briefly the number of acts of unlaw
ful violence that have been perpetfai -I
within the put few months in the rario -
i counties in South Carolina, and notably hi
S|iattanliui-g and York coiuitie , lor which
nn one has been punished by the civil aire
| thoritics, as has been disclosed by ti* in-
Offld--Tri*l»«r f«r rte Covrrnnienl.
IATES OF ADVERTISINO.
ILLAU per square or ei/ht lines, solid
IL KATES made at counter, or hy
vilh regular patrons,
ns of the sub-committee in their
sit to those localities; also, the
Senator Scott had there notified
it citizens that if these acts of vio
disguised men were continued, antl
I if witnesses examined by the
c were subsequently outraged, he
II the President's attention to tlie
1 recommend that he exercise the
mfeircd by the Ku-Klux act.
imittetl to the President various
cations, affidavits, &c, showing
; the return of the committee, and
f the ellbrts of leading citizens who,
■i suggestions, had made strong
- speeches and otherwise to con
check lawlessness and outrage-,
nued to go on undiminished, while
trators are unpunished,
gested to the President the propri
istting a proclamation under the
act, preliminary to a proelama
nirtial, law in York and Spartan
nties, and that under the thud -" -
ie act instructions lie issued to
commanders in adjoining counties
parties without process, ami hand
ir to the civil authorities for prose
resident agreed to the suggestion,
jclamation preliminary to a declar
martial law may soon be expected.
'lowing is tho official announcement
icrctary of the Treasury :
IKABURY Dei-'t, Sept. 1, I*7l.
tu*s of the authority given by act
•ess, approved July 14, 1870, en
ui act to authorize the funding of
,nal debt ' 1 hereby give notico that
cipal and accrued interest of the
ereinbelow designated, known as
ity bonds, will bo paid at the Troa
the United States, in the city of
;ton, on or about the Ist day of
;r next, nnd that the interest on
ids will cease that day—that is to
pon bonds know n as the first series,
ebruary 2oth, ISO., dated May Ist,
nbcred as follows: I to 30,899 m
of ISO each ; I to 48,67*' inclusive,
each; 1 to 40,011 intensive, of 8300
each; 1 to 74,104 inclusive, of $1,000
(and registered bonds of the same
to 5!).") inclusive, of $">0 each; 1 to
inclusive, of *KW> each; 1 to 1,889
cc of SoOOeach ; I to 8,803 of $1,000
1 to 2,(i(i") of $">,ooo each; I to
of $10,000 each,
amount outstanding embraced in the
TS above is $100,000,000. Coupon
bonds of the act of February 25th, 1»02,
were issued in four distinct series. Bonds
uf the first series, embracing those de
scribed above, tlo not bear the Series desig
nation upon them, while those of the 2d,
lid, and 4th series are distinctly marked on
the face of the bond.
United States securities forwarded for re
demption should be addressed to the Loan
Division, Secretary's office.
[Signed] J. F. Hartlky,
FKPERAI. FINANCIAL AI-TAIHK.
IVatJanaton, August lU.—The Treasury
Department announces the absorption,
through the agency of Jay, Cooke A Co.,
nf $200,000,000 of "live per'cents.
The Secretary of the Treasury will to
morrow announce his readiness to pay oil'
in gold, the first series of the one hundred
millions of lSo2's, and the twenty millions
of registered bonds of the same issue.
After the lirst day of December the in
terest on the alwve bonds ceases.
Serious Flood in the Delaware lliver—Threat
ened Destruction to Proper*/— Travel Impe
ded, kc. „
I'oti Jerris, Del., Aug. JO.—The storms
if the past days are now being felt in dani
sion bridge being constructed across the
Delaware. A long ami expensive dam has
just been completed, and an improved
steam-pump, with boiler and engine placed
in it, to proceed with the work M lav ing the
The dam is entirely submerged and tin
ulton is in imminent danger. On A adder-
Travel on the Erie railroad is seriously
impelled, and on the Monticello antl Port
Jervis road all travel is suspended by a
New York Items,
Hlackwell insane Asylum has dangerously
Hail has been refused in the case of Dr.
Perry and Madame Yon Buskivk. the al
hrother of the victim of the late lire.
There is a serious Hood in Delaware.river,
which is destroying much property and is
threatening a suspension of travel.
Eliza McCarty dietl here to-day from an
Terrific Hurricane in the West I mil, s---Tie-
Island oliSI. Thomas Devastated-six rium
»and People Houseless and One Hundred ;>n i
St. Thomas; August -», via Ualtfax,
veered from every point of the compass- ,
and an earthquake added to the horror.
During the night hundreds of dwellings
were swept away. Not a house on the
hauled from under the TOWS. Vessels u'ere
Assault of SiiMier. upon Cili/ens in Mlstl*-
Jackson, Mitt., August 81.--'A parti ol
soldiers fired on a party of citizens in Me
ridian, killing one of their own number,
Charleston, August 31,—There wen- IW
lew cases of yellow fever to-day, bui Us i
ild cases have proved fatal.
The brig "Delphine," from New Or
ins arrived here iv distress. Tlie schooner
•Jameson," from Richmond for Galveston,
las arrived, disabled.
'Ihe New Yuri. Ahorlinu Mrs—TT.
New York, August :ti. —Waßer ' (Hik
ing, of Pailerson, N. J., who was in MMc
nanner implicated in the all'a'.r, WW -oin
.V writ of habeas corplts has been issued
for Dr. Uoy.cuwcig.
(tg- Com* 1 torn* I Bunions, tallo-itii-.
Nails (rowtag intu the ilish, kc., ,-il'e,-tiv,-U
X Hired, permitting the patient to want inunedlat,
y Willi pi'i 1,-et ,- ,s,' iiinl comfort. l.\ l»r Si
KM* returned, and nv.iy b»*oo*ulted n' 1,,
~,1 Niiii-ieeiiih street, neai Hale -
neglect 11,1 to SM llilll