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DAILY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY,
At Ne. 918Vt Mala Street, Richmond, Va.
DAILY— te per year; six months, *3 ; three
months, iI.K); l month, 11 era «.
SEMI-WEEKLY—*2..' 1 per year; six months,
$1 ?•: three months, 7fi cents.
WEEKLY—*I.IO per year; six months, 7/i cents
ttm-WnHKliYnwt SKMI-WEEKItT JOURNAL
to C'lnbs at ejctreme.lylotc rates.
ivmiufl .fate gflttmai
Is Worcester's Dictionary De—ecratic '.'
Its publishers seem to wish to have it so
regarded in this latitude. The above in
quiry and remark arc based upon a circular
just received by the writer of this. The
circular was mailed in Boston, and evident
ly printed there, and purports to be a re
print of an editorial article from the Mil
ledgeville Union. It "pitches in' to Web
ster's Dictionary on political grounds—calls
it a "Radical Dictionary," and charges it
with favoring in its definitions. '' The Pad
iad usurpations which are rapidly driving
our country into the vortex of a consolidated
despotism ! ! and much more of the same
sort. As the publishers father such utter
ances, what inference could be fairer than
they wish their dictionary, in this latitude,
to be considered the other thing, viz: a
Democratic dictionary. And willthcy dis
tribute the same circular in Massachusetts,
only with a changed heading ? The circu
lar is headed "Let Evert/ Southern Educa
tor Read This."
Well, Mr. Editor, 1 am a Southern educa
tor, and have, read the circular; am not
surprised that the Millcdgevillc editor should
wish to earn a dictionary, or that he should
be willing to do it in the absurd way he has.
But I am surprised that a respectable Bos
ton publishing house could lend itself, much
less oe the principal, in such a job. Has
the dictionary war come to so low a level ?
I wonder if these publishers have a circu
lar for distribution to Northern educators,
charging that Webster's is a dangerous
Democratic dictionary, with a parade of
definitions carefully selected to maintain
the idea ? They do no such thing, because
they know their audience ; and they bring
this grist to a Southern mill beemtse they do
not Know their audience. They should
know that Southern educators are generally
men of too much intelligence and sense to
be influenced by the arguments of the dem
I am no partisan for either dictionary, as
against the other, antl wish a wide circula
tion to both, but 1 protest against the insult
to our intelligence and integrity, implied in
such an appeal. Pedagogue.
A Republican Convention in Mei-kleubunr
Clarksville, Aug. 88, 1871.
To the Editor of the State Journal.
A Republican Convention for Mecklen
burg county was holden at Boyd ton on
Monday, the 21.st, for the nomination of
candidates for members of the House of
Delegates. Hon. Ross Hamilton and CoL
(ieo. W. Young were unanimously renom
inated for reelection. The convention was
very enthusiastic in the cause, and it is safe
to predict that Mecklenburg will do her
whole duty in the coming campaign, and if
any other comity in the State desires to
beat her in majority they will have to work
for it. Our county court was in session on
the day of the convention, when several
speeches were made, among others, one
from Hon. W. 11. 11. Stowell, our member
of Congress from this district, which was
most enthusiastically received.
Stateu Island cows, fed on still slops,
A race between one-legged men will
Lager beer is called via de Bismarck at
Again they say the Muhlbach is coming
to read, in the Fall.
The Patriot Hen is a western hebdo
madal, which will soon set
Snuff dipping is becoming prevalent
among Providence mill-girls.
A loving wife, in Indiana, knocked her
husband down seven times with a rolling
A Saratoga lady who pours down 40
Classes of the water daily, is becoming
The London Times appeals to the Queen
to come out and show herself to her loving
An Ohio boy, who shot his grandfather
with atenpenny nail, explains that he tried
to shoot a cat.
An Alabama debtor slung the contents
of his snuft'-box into a man's fnce who
dunned him in church.
Put-in-Bay people have been- wasting
their sweetness on a bogus Jim Fisk, and
propose to sue the rcaW one for damages.
Mr. Welzy, of Washington, having sui
cided because he couldn't get a clerkship,
the Chicago Post opines he did as Welzy
A fond father in Washington brought Ids
two daughters from New York seventeen
silk dresses and four blonde wigs of various
•Some Philadelphia gamblers knocked
•down a gentleman passing, hurried him into
a carriage, and drove off, robbing him at
A large New Foundland dog in New
York displays the greatest aversion to- chig
nons and panniers, and tears theur olf
whenever opportunity offers.
Some burglars near Philadelphia got into
a lady's bedroom and forced her to give up
Iter cherished silk dresses and jewelry at
the mouth of a pistol.
An old gentleman in Louisville engaged
a lot of boys to clean up and beautily the
Pioneer grave-yard, promising them $it for
the job. They got it nicely done, but the
.old man did not reappear to pay them.
A little Springfield girl, crying as if her
heart would break, finally got breath to
tell the crowd that she had lost her canary
bird, and a man had found it for her, and
she was crying because site hail forgotten to
thank him! ,
Col. Jim Fisk's attire at Long Branch the
other evening was thus : Patent leathers, '
immaculate white pants, velvet frock, dark
and soft as the plumage of the raven, spot
less shirt front, revealing his "koh-inoor,"
or "locomotive headlight," rich straw-col
ored kids, and cutis adorned with the
brightest of sleeve-buttons, a light straw
hat trimmed with blue ribbon innis gloved
hand, and his hair parted in the middle.
A duck which died in Portland of some
strange disease, van post mortemed, and in
its crop was a large frog, like any other
((except that it was covered with a very tliiti
xkin, through which the blood vessels could
be plainly seen), completely filling the crop
thus causing suffocation. It seems that
when the duck was young it must, have
swallowed a little pollywog, and this polly
wog had grown antl thriven in his siuguutr
Somebody once asked Tom Corwin if he
had heard a certain story of Lewis D.
Campbell's. "Was it a-iut himself?"
inquired Mr. Corwin, "No 1 believe uot."
"Well, then, I never heard it," said Mr.
I 1 11.
JOHN W. WOI.TZ, Hews km* City MlUr.
*_-SPKriAL fSOTlCß.—AslvorUseaseaM •'
Lost, Waits, Found, Fer Kent, aat excecdiaa
r.ur Uses, far oas laser ilea tt < rau; i«> In
sertions 40 cents; three Insertions 10 cents.
Cash la advance.
afl-City Sabacrltors.—Ptrseu wlsainc the
St/ti .TorasAi. left early and regularly at their
places of business, or residences, by responsible
carriers, will please leave their orders with Jo»»
--stox k Ski.iiks, Newsdealers, 918 Main Street,
and at the News Ilepot ot W. A. Enwsans, SOT
East Broad Street.
Joha B. Baldwin and Me Speech.
We don't propose to notice any thing old
Mr. Smith or middle-aged Mr. Walker may ,
say to the people of Virginia, because they .
are both Democrats, and we nave reason to ;
believe they have been from infancy down :
to the present day. Although vigorous, ,
for one of his age, Mr. Smith cannot live ,
many years longer and retain power to do ,
great harm to the prosperity of Virginia. J
His friends all concede that he has "played j
out," or so near it that they refuse to intet- <
rupt him in his downward course. He has ,
been a faithful friend and adherent of De- ,
mocracy, is an admirer and sympathiser of |
Toombs, Stevens and Davis, consequently
is incapable of harming us a great deal.—
Mr. Walker's appearance leads us to con- ,
elude he, too, has been a life-long Demo
crat. The cut of his hair, his maimer of -
bowing, the style his clothes and then
fit, iv fact the shape of his head, all com- -
bine t > induce us to conclude he is one of <
the leaders of those who attempted the
destruction of the government. -
We propose to let these two gentlemen
"pass, ' as they haven't the "stamps" to
"sec it"—what is to benefit our common
country.!' are bent on destruction. .
and "gd*it blind," no matter who "loses"
so they "win." ,
There is a character, who, at present, j
figures prominently in tne Democratic par
ty, and of whose speech we want to say a ,
few words, and to whom we would address
a few words. John B. Baldwin, of Au- ,
trusta county, is to-day a recognized mem
ber of the Democratic party of Virginia!
Tf he docs not feel and know that he is out
of place and in bad company, then never ,
did our savior, jvheu among his crucifiers ,
—not comparing him to our savior, not a
bit of it. He (John B. Baldwin) addressed j
the people of Richmond Thursday night. We ,
failed to hear him, because we felt sorry for
him and pitied his predicament. We pre- j
ferred to be absent rather than to see an j
"old line Whig," so degrading himself and
corrupting his morals, by evil communica- f
"His speech," says the Enquirer, "lack
ed at the beginning, the fire which he usu
ally displays. ' Itow could it be other
wise ? Could he talk Democracy and not
be a hypocrite ? No, no. Hear him as he ,
deplores the murder of the noble Lincoln! .
Did yon ever hear a Democrat talk so?
They clamor against the murder of 800 the! j
lie denounces tlie carpet-bagger. Just .
here he makes a poor point; in fact his head j
ain't level on this subject. If every wind ,
he said of them teas true, (which is not tlie
case) John B. Baldwin, of Augusta, is to- .
day, to a greater degree responsible for the
condition of affairs he pictures, than any- t
other one man in Virginia. Why? Be- «
cause he not only abuses carpet-baggers, 1
but in the same breath abuses "scalawags." \
The Federal offices in Virginia must be 1
held by tope one friendly to the govern' l
ment, and if such men as Mr. Baldwin, fail j
to come forward and declare their loyalty <
to the government, for fear of receiving a '
little of their own physic which he admin- j
istered to them —abuse, why, then tome- i
body else mutt hold them; either a carpet- *
bagger, scalawag or a negro. I '
It Mr. Baldwin is sincere in hating car
pet-baggers and-present-day scalawags, let
iiiin ami the party to which he once belong- *
<..<!, come out and say they aro Republicans. |
(for they are not Democrats,) take control j
of. the party in Virginia, and they shall •
have a liberal share of the honors and pro- '
fits of Federal patronage. We extent-the i
invitation, and if not accepted, it is none of ,
Mr. Baldwin's business what company we t
have at our own entertainment. t
Unless they soon come over to us, (the ;
only place they can be contented,) we will
shut the door against new-comers and con- 1
fine the honors and profits to ourselves— :
(carpet-baggers, scalawags and negroes.) • •
■Mr. Baldwin showed deckled weakness in j
complaining of seeing nothing but carpet
baggers and scalawags at the bottom of the ;
pole upon which floats our glorious flag ;
neither does he speak truly, for we can see '
gathered around this pole, and rejoicing in
tlie liberties its flag guarantees, more than i
a hundred thousand men of - black faces,
but of pure white devotion to the govern- |
That of which you complain, sir—the
gathering around tlie flag-staff of our coun
try, of carpet-baggers and scalawags, is the
life blood of the American nation—were
they not there, its silken folds would be
torn and trodden under foot by traitors.
That flag must and will bo sustained, and
'twere better for the whole civilized
world that its staff be surrounded by
loyal carpet-baggers and scalawags rather
than trattor saints. But, Mr. Baldwin,
if you don't like the chaps who are tramp
ing around this pole and who ate the faith
ful "watch-dogs" of its honor. We again
invite you and your old associates to "come
and see us." You come and prove to us
you can be trusted, and although not
wearied of watching our country's flag,
you shall have the honor of its defence
equally with us. If you won't do this,
you hare no right to complain of those who
prefer sustaining the present government,
to seeing it destroyed by -the men with
whom yon are misallied.
The lamented Lincoln, at one time con
fided in your statesmanship and partially
entrusted to you the solution of the difficul
ties then existing between Virginia and the
National government. Were he living to
day, he would weep over your downfall
and the political degradation of what was
once a man of national ideas. We do not
propose to flatter Mr. Baldwin, but mere
ly to speak the truth, when we assert he is
in the confidence of the Old-Line Whigs,
and can do more than any one man in Vir
ginia towards influencing their conduct.
He knows there is a misalliance' from which
there must sooner or later be a divorce,
and he is the man to declare the alliance
shall no longer exisU Why he lias not al
ready done so, remains a mystery to many,
who were once political associates of Ms.
We speak thus because we would sever
the connections between pure patriotism
and sectional prejudice. They are incom
patible, and there is no law of honor or
other character to bind them like man and
wife, but every reason why they should
If Mr. Baldwin could only see the
glistening white teeth of Extra Billy, the
smiles which iiit athwart the countenance
of Fayette McMullen, the blushing nose of
Bocock. and hear the chtc'rfes of these
old slab-sided Democrats as they gloat
over the imprisonment of himself, the ■
Flournoys, the Southall and such men,
within their loathsome Democratic prisons, '•
we imagine they would grow cokl, as the
slime from these Democratic devil-fish '
slowly erveloped their bodies. !
Such gentlemen have our sympathies.—
We are Whig still, and can be nothing else.
Come what may, we cannot support ami
sustain our old political enemies. We '
would rather, if we had to choose, support '
those who, like men, fought for us for five ■
years with musket and ball. At a dinner '
table, yesterday, around which was gath- '
cred a lew of the Virginia gentlemen, who,
by mistake, had been seduced into the Dem
ocratic Convention; one of them, an old <
line Whig (we bow with reverence to all 1
such) was heard, as a remembrance of the 1
past came over him, "I would rather vote .'
lor the blackest Radical in the State, than I
for an old Democrat." That's the senti- t
ment of Mr. Baldwin and his party, who i
only lack the moral courage to carry it out i
practically. You will come, gentlemen, at
no distant day, when, perhaps, all the cush- c
ioned seats will be engaged, and only the a
"pit" left for your occupation. We wel
come you, but tickets for Democrats arc ;t
scarce and sold for so high a price, that t
traitors can't buy. t
_— 1 ■«*■ t
Religions Services To-Morrtnc. —We note t
the following special appointments:
Christ Episcopal (in the Valley).—Rev.
Wm. Hoxton at 5 P. M. j
Clay-Street Methodist.—Rev. B. F. 1
Woodward at 11 A. M., and Rev. J. K. 1
Gates at 6 J P. M. 1
St. Paul's Episcopal.—Divine service at c
11 A. M. j
Union Station Methodist,—Rev. P. F.
August at 11 A. M.: pastor at 8 P. M. t
Broad Street Methodist. -Bishop Dog- I
get at 11 A. M.; pastor at BP. „.
Grace Street Baptist.—Rev. N. M. Wil- g
son having returned, will Breach at 1' A. «
M. and 8 P. M.
Belvidere Baptist.—Rev. A. E. Dickin- i
CO i at 11 A. M. and 8 P. M. t
Second Baptist.—Rev. Cornelius Tyree
at 11 A. M. and 8J P. M.
Disciples (Univcrsalist church). —Elder J. *-
A. Dearborn at 11 A. M. and 8 P. M. <-
First Presbyterian.—Rev. T. L. Preston t
at 11 A. M.; Ret. E. T. Baird, D. D., at *
Third Presbyterian.—Rev. E. T. Baird, I
D. D., at 11 A. M.; Rev. T. L. Preston at «
Odd-Fellows Hall (corner Franklin and
Mayo streets). —Services conducted by Rev. 1:
D. M. Henkell at 11 A. M. . t
Grace-Street Presbyterian. —No morning c
services. Preaching in the afternoon at '>$ t
o'clock by Rev. T. L. Preston. r
Pomologieal.— The Pennsylvania Horti- t
cultural society has appointed the follow'ng o
named gentlemen delegates to represent t
that society at the Pomologieal Convention c
to be held in our city on tlie 6th instant: a
J. E. Mitchell, Thomas Meehan, J. S. C
Houghton, William Parry, Samuel W. a
Noble, G. Emerson, M. D., Josiah Hoopes, d
Richard Wright, William Ilacker, D. W.
Herstine, and Samuel C. Ford,
Referring to the approaching meeting, C
the Philadelphia Press says: h
The coming session promises to be especially in- J
teresting, held as it will be in conjunction with B
the exhibition of the Virginia Pomologieal and L,
Horticultural Society, and at a great central
point, farther south than any previous session of
the institution. This meeting will, therefore, it is 1
believed, be one of the most useful in a national \
point of view that has ever been held by the so- ■
ciety, thus affording an opportunity not only to '
examine the fruits of the South in comparison 1
with those of the North, the West, and of tlie \
Paclflc slope, which it is expected will be freely ,
contributed, but also to foster and perpetuate the '
amicable«nd social relations which have hereto- f
fore existed between the members of the society, l
and to widely diffuse the result of its delibera- t
tions fbr the benefit of our constantly expanding '
Democratic State Executive Committed \
We are now able to lay before our readers j
the names of the members composing the j
Democratic Executive Committee of Vir- i
ginia, as appointed by the late Convention.
There is no doubt expressed by the ini
tiated but that. Raleigh T. Daniel, of this „
city, will again be selected as chairman of (
the committee. No one is better prepared t
to do the work of Democracy than Mr. t
First District— D. C. DeJarnette, Caroline: R. t
L. Montague, Middlesex ; Dr. P. H. Fitzhugh,
Second District—3. R. C'hambliss, Oreensvllle :
W. E. Cameron, Petersburg; D. J. Godwin,
third District— F. D. Irving. Cumberland; (
A. 0. Wooldridge, Chesterfield; Dr. L. R. An- ]
Fourth District—John E. Perm, Patrick; W. T. '
Sutheritn, Danville; E. K. Harris, Mecklenburg.
Fifth District —Thomas J. Kirkpatrick, Lynch
burg; W. R. Rerkley, I'm in villi-, A. H. Massle
Sixth District—J. H. 'Williams, ■Winchester; .
J. H. Baldwin, Augusta; Edmiuid Pendleton, Bot
Seventh District—J. V. Brooke, Fauquier; Jas. f
L. Kemper, Madison, 1,. 11. Taylor, Alexandria. .
Eighth District— James A. Walker, Pulaski; '
Wm. Watts, Roanoke; J. M. French, Hland *
City Water Supply. —The reservoir which
supplies Richmond city with water from >
James river is located 208 feet above mean i
tide. It will hold ten million gallons of
water, and is generally liberally supplied. 1
The daily consumption of the city, tor all '
purposes, is two million six hundred thous
and gallons per day. The water line of the
reservoir is 188 feet above the lowest curb- |
stone in the city, and twenty feet six inches i
above the highest. The water line is also :
124 ftet above the basin.
Jjoe Stock Statistics.—-Mr. L. tlimini
furnishes the following report of live stock
weighed at the scales in this city duriug the
month of August, 1871: Cattle, 4H7;
weight, 400,005 pounds, gross ; price, :ii
<S*SJc. Sheep, 408 ; weight, 48,240 pounds,
gross; price. 4(<j)s \c. Hogs, 70; weight,
13,210 pounds, net; price, 7@Bc. Lambs,
per head, *2.50(«' ii. Stock sheep, per head,
A Lynchburg Thief Captured. —The
Richmond detectives received the likeness
of a negro named Henry from the authori
ties who had committed quite a heavy, rob
bery there. Yesterday he was captured in
this city by detectives Daniel and John
Wren, antl looked up. He had been to
New York, where he had disposed of a good
portion of his booty.
m —i ———
Flour for Brazil. —The American schoo
ner, Harriet Btu—ter, 293 tons. Capt. J.
W. Squires, was cleared yesterday by the
Gallego Mills manufacturing company for
Peniambuco, Brazil with 3,138 whole and
200 half barrels, equal to 3,238 barrels of
Tobacco.— The breaks of leaf tobacco as
recorded at the Tobacco Excliange from Ist
October to Ist instant were 30,618 hhds.,
12,477 tierces and 2,601 boxes. This is a
large increase on the breaks for the corres
ponding eleven months of 1869-70.
, l.ornl IVeles.
f ■ —Governor Walker yesterday appointed \
. W. H. Epperson coroner for Scott county, f
t —John S. Dalby has been appointed (
. school trustee for the Eastville district, i
Northampton, vice Wm. J. Vanness, re- «,
i —A meeting of the City Council will be I
I held Monday evening at o'clock, at which [
time we hope they wi'l move Justice c
. White. c
—The Board of Education has appointed
I Wm. A. Cave county superintend-it of v
i schools of Fauquier county, vice Samuel F. f
, Chapman, removed from the county, and c
i James B. Peck, county supcilntendent of t
. schools of Giles county, vice 11. W. Lro- it
, derick resigned. r
A Bloody Drunk. —Last night, about 1 | T
o'c'ock, an unknown white man was found P
Wiir; drunk on the pavement, comer o" s
Fourteenth and Franklin streets, unable io v
■Mftk and whose face was covered with
blood. A number of gentlemen vainly ai- 8
tempted for an hour or more to atcn> ;t tho T
attention of some straggling policeman, but ■
it wn no go. c
A bowl of ice water was finally procur
ed, hi*) face washed, which had the effect of \
somewhat arousing h : tn. *-
We '.earn, after numerous raps and calls, ;'
a policeman was found who took charge of "
the man, and conveyed h ; m to the station- J
house. He was a pitiable looking object, fj
and for a time awakened the sympathy of "
those .surround : ug iiim.
-. — r
Knights of Pylhias Magazine, "T hel rue °
AmV/.i'."—We have received from fie pub- r
llshers v Messrs. Handy & Hankins, "The J
True Knight " for September, which is the "
first number of the second volume of th : s
excellent and very entertaining Pythian *
No Knight of Pythias should be withot't s
this guide-book, aud, although not a ircm- S
ber of that flourishing and popular Order, s
we believe it the duty of tl»s and all or- °
ganizations of its character to support and c
sustain their society organ. s
We cheerfully recommend the present
number and its contents to all friends of s
the cause. - *
A Park for Church and Union Hills. — t!
A petition, numerously signed by leading il
citizens, will be presented to the City a
Council, at its next meeting, asking that <»
body to sell the piece of property owned by r
the city and known as Libby Hill, and
purchase with the money "Chimborazo," fi
with a view of making the latter a public '
They state that Libby Hill, divided into f
building lots, will realize a round sum, '
while Chimborazo can be bought very S
cheaply. They speak in glowing terms of *
the advantages which the proposed ar- *]
rangeuicut holds out to all interested. The '
proposition, they contend, involves no ex- ,
travagant expenditure of public money, but *
only proposes a plan by which non-produc- **!
tive and unimproved property can be ex- ?
changed for a large area in every way
adapted for a beautiful and attractive park. ''
Our city fathers will give this petition the
attention and consideration which if justly
The Goveronor's Illness Suddenly Cured. <•
Goaded by the treatment he received at the
hands of nis friends, but powerless to do y
them any damage beyond, Governor Wal
ker, yesterday, appointed George I). Par- j
kcr, notary public tor Norfolk county.
We learn he had been vainly seeking re- r
lief from the condition into which he had
been thrown by the scenes of the past few r
days ; and although the best medical advice
was consulted, all remedies failed. One of c
his chief medical advisers, being a particu
lar friend of ours, knowing our great esteem
for the Governor, fortunately mentioned
his condition to us. We at once suggested ~
to the M. D. to go at once to the Mansion ,
and direct him to appoint an N. P. Our '
advice was taken, the N. P. appointed, and
we are happy to say His Excellency is do- r
ing well and able to be about again. He
now knows the remedy for which we make .
no charge. • .
__ ___» ; jj
Excursionists from Norfolk. —The fast
, and elegant side-wheel steamer Palisade,
Captain Charles Nelson, will leave Norfolk j,
to-night with a party of excursionists for j
this city. Wo wish our friends from the c
salt-water country a pleasant trip, and hope ~
they will enjoy themselves while in the city »
of hills. \
lle-Ekcted.—The Committee on Relief of
the Poor, at its last meeting, reelected 1
Mrs. Jeannetto B. Poore matron.of the city
alms-house. ' t
Police Court — Hon. J. J. White, Jus- '
tice — Saturday, Sept. I.—The following ,
cases were disposed of:
Newton Davis, colored, charged with (
stealing clothing from Captain Mitchell of '
the Steamer Ashland, to tlie value of $100. (
Continued till 11th instant on account of
Captain Mitchell's-absence. <
, Nellie Lewis, colored, charged with steal- '
, ing $25 from John Brophy. Found guilty
i and sentenced to 30 days in city jail.
" Henry Cousins, colored, charged with a .
felony committed in Lynchburg. Commit
l ted to await a requisition from the authori
ties of Lynchburg.
. John Mosby, colored, charged with tres
. passing on the platform of the R, _ D. R.
i It. Discharged, with aq admonition. The
, accused is very young.
W. J. Maxwell, cliarged with violating
the State revenue laws, by selling or otl'er
i ing to sell goods by sample without license.
; Case continued till 1 P. M to-day.
s Lizzie Doren, charged with stabbing
; Bridget Kelly with intent to kill. Dls
l charged, se defendendo.
, Bridget Kelly, charged with trespassing
, upon the premises of and striking Lizzie
, Doren. Dismissed.
, John Kelly, cliarged with assaulting and
kicking Bridget Kelly. Dismissed, war
rant improperly sued out,
> Ellen Spindleton, colored, charged with
j using abusive language to and threatening
. the life of Arthur Burks and wife. Fined
i Thomas James, charged with an attempt
i to shoot Alfred George. Fined $2.90 for
j disorderly conduct.
1 Henry Burnes, colored, charged with as
saulting Jordau Winston with a knife, and
creating a disturbance on the street. Fined
Thomas Williams, colored, cliarged with
c maliciously running his dray into the team
r of Thomas Stewart, with intent to injure
\ the same. Fined $2.50.
,f Nancy Lewis, colored, charged with ob
taining clothing and two dollars in money
under false pretences, from H. P. Taylor.
s No prosecutor present, the case was dis
, James Richardson, colored, charged with
a stealing stamped candy of the value of for
;- tv cents. Found guilty and sent to jail for
The New Church.—Tbe new church edi
fco in course of construction on the south
west corner of ('race antl Seventh streets,
for the denomination of the Disciples of
Christ, is last assuming shajie and form,
and a brief description of w.iat it will be
when finished crnnot fail to interest the
readers of the State Journal. The
house will, in addi ion lo the sacred pur
poses to which it is o be devoted, be an
ornament to the city n an architectural
The own the land t'pon
w'lic'i the building will stand, the total
frontage (tf wll'ch is 77 feci, With a depth
of I_l fret. The exterior measureme it of
the buildup; is 50 feet in width, by 9G feet
in wVi an extension of 10 feet in
rear and a lower e::tention on the northeast
ibont comer, of 18 feet. The tower itself
wi'l be 132 feet li';rh from the level of the
p. vi-inc ii, and w '1 be built 00 feet high of
stone mil the rest of the distance plated
The whole edifies wll' be constructed of
granite) "rock-face," oVained at the quar
ries four miles below the city, on the gran
ite side of the Jainca, and brought up in
The architectural design of -he church is
Gothic, and »'l tlie work will conform to
the rules of that style, and w : ll be two sto
ries h'_li. The basement will be e:.'ercd
in ;'ie rear, a ves'/bule in the ex
tension, ant', will conta'i a lecture-room, in
fant sc 100.-room, antl a corresponding room
."or primary meetings.
The story a'»ove will conta' ,i the aud'ence
room, wit 1 a vcs'.'bule across the front, and
on one s : de ba~k wi'l be a ladic v dresf ing
room a.id on the other side a gentlemen s
dressing-room. The flcor will descent! llii}
inches towards tie pulpit.
The gallery of tM church will be in the
form of a borne-shoe, and the ceiling will
slope with the of tlie gal'ery. The
seats, both on the main floor and in the
gallery, will be arranged in tho form of a
semi-circle, so that the audience in any part
of the house will face- the pulpit. The
church will seat about eight hundred per
The pulpit will conform to the gothic
style of the church, anil under it a baptistry
will be constructed.
In front there will be three entrances to
the vestibule, and from this, doors leading
into the four a ; sles on the main lloor and
also on each side to the gallery. The roof,
of slate, will be supported by five principal
The cost of the building will be between
fifty and fifty-five thousand dollars. Tho
buildup will be heated throughout by two
i'urnaaes located in the cellar.
The stone-work is being rapidly pushed
forward by Geo. Diermer, the contractor,
under the immediate supervision of Frank
Diormer. W. J. Woodward is doing the
wood-work. .Samuel Sloan is the architect.
All these parties are from Philadelphia.
The church will be known as "Sycamore
Church." The Disciples of Christ, for
whom it is building, now worship in the
old Universalis! church, on Mayo street,
but will occupy the new edifice on its com
Ci'tf Ctnti'tl Committee.— The. Republi
can City Central Committee is composed of
the following gentlemen, duly accredited
from the several wards of the city:
Clay Ward —Lewis Lindsay, VVilliam T.
Bailey, N. Pleasants.
Monroe Ward —James Morrisscy, Geo.
E. Bailey, P, W. Jackson.
Madison Ward —Joseph Cox, Otis H.
Russell, M. F. Pleasants.
Jefferson Ward —C. T. Payne, Jas. Ran
kin," J, N. Van I_w.
Marshall Ward—J. J. Johnson, J. H.
Shields, Samuel Jones.
Jackson Ward—E. D. Fitch, B. L. Bras
selraan, Wm. H. Lester.
At a meeting of the Central Committee
last night, at the comriiitteo rooms, the fol
lowing officers were elected for the ensuing
six months: President, J. H. Shields ;
Vice-President, Joseph Cox; Secretary,
George E. Bailey ; Treasurer, B. L. Bras
selman; General Superintendent of Regis
tration, J. J. Johnson ; Financial Commit
tee, Otis H. Russell, John Rankin, M. F.
Attempt at Suicide.- —People in the vicin
ity of J. 11. Council's grocery store, 207
Broad street, were startled by the report
of a pistol discharge in that establishment
about 12 o'clock to-day. It was found
that a man named Lew is Allan, about
twenty-five years of age, had attempted
suicide by shooting himself in the mouth
with a small Remington pistol, the ball
lodging in the back of the neck.
Dr. Hunter was immediately summoned
to attend the wounded man, and we learn
the opinion is entertained that the wound
will not necessarily prove fatal.
Mr. Allan was formerly in the employ of
Mr. Connell, and it is said that he has been
drinking very much lately, though it is not
known that he was intoxicated when he did
We learn that the young, man, after re
ceiving medical attention, left the store un
attended and proceeded to his home.
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Richmond Delegate* io Ihe State Conven
tion.—At its meeting last night the Re
publican City Central Committee passed a
resolution calling upon tlie several ward
clubs to meet on the evening of the 20th
inst., and select a delegate each to the State
Convention of the Republican party to
meet in this city on the 27th.
The city is entitled to six delegates in the
State convention, which exactly corresponds
to the iiuinl vi- of wards. \\ c hope these
meetings will be promptly held, and that
capable, intelligent, and earnest men may
be selected to represent tlie city of Rich
Unavailable Letlns litmirining in tlie
Richmond Post-office, September id, 1871.
R. J. Rica, Rio de Janeiro, Bra/.il; Samu
el B. Conoway, Richmond; John C. Ru
pots, Loch Lomond, Va.; Mrs. Julia Ruf
fin, Williamsburg, Va. ; Mrs. Courtney
Timberlake Barhamsvillc, Powhatan India,
care of H. Rigg & Co., VV". Va., Thomas
M. Hewlett, Manchester, Va.
Funtted. —The amount of the public
debt funded to-day is $281,792.59, The
total to date is $12,340,842.72.
County Received. —John W. Chuck was
received at the penitentiary yesterday from
Lee county, to be imprisoned for five years
for mule stealing.
§_- Coras ! Corns ! Bunions, Callosities,
Nails growinic into the llnsh, *c , effectively
cured, permitting the patient to walk immediate
ly with perfect ease and comfort, by Dr. Scui.-i.tz,
who has returned, and ma v be consulted at his
nilicc un Nineteenth street, near Main. Stran-
K'..i>, neglect not to see him *
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place *r cheap anil Rood Reading.
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Mob Law la New York, Ice. . i
Poughkeepsie, N. V., September 2.—A
mob broke into a house and tarred and '
feathered the occupant, who was accused
of eloping with a married woman, whose I
husband lead the mob.
Reports from North South show that an
organized band of burglars is working the
towns along tho Hudson. They have a '
number of vessels in their employ.
New 1 .rk Items.
New York, Sept. 2.—The grand jury
yesterday found bills of indictment, for t
manslaughter in the third degree, against 1
Jacob 11. Vandcrbilt, president of the i
Statcn Island Ferry company: James 11. I
Braisted, superintendent, and Henry Robin- 1
son, engineer. An indictment for man
slaughter in the fourth degree was presented 1
against John K. Matthews, United States i
inspector of boilers. I
A duel was fought on Long Island yes- ■'
terday, between two well known Italian I
gentlemen—General Fardeli and Signor L. t
Canzi. Fardeli was the cha.lengt'r. He
claimed that he had been insulted by Canzi
in a speech at the recent Italian festival, i
The weapons used . were sabres. Fardeli |
received a severe wound in the shoulder and j
the fight necessarily ended. ,
Fatal Ilailron.l Accident. I
Chicago, 111., Sept. 2. —A locomotive of
the Cincinnati express train exploded yes- \
terday, killing two employes.
Federal Financial Affairs.
Washington, September 2.—The Secre
tary of the Treasury has called in two mil
lions of the three per cent, certificates.—
They will bear interest or be available as
bank reserve after 31st of October. '
Fran France. ,
Yersailles.Seiot. 2. —The Assembly ac
cepted the Presidency of Thiers, not be- (
cause they were content with his terms or g
afraid of his resignation ; but because they t
could get no one else to take his place. I
The Due d'Aumole's final refusal deter- i
mined the Assembly to support Thiers. (
McMahon, Changaniier and President
Orivy refused to vote.
Grivy said he was a better Republican (
than Thiers. Others said they were un- j
willing to become the pretext for disorders. |
A committee of the Warmouth faction of !
Louisiana Republicans is at Long Branch,
waiting to interview the President.
The steamer Carrie V. Koontz, which
was sunk below Columbus, Miss., by
striking a snag, was valued at $30,000. — (
Part of her cargo will be saved. l
The plasterers of New York city intend
striking in favor of the eight hour system.
A million and three-quarters of Tennes- '
see State bonds lias been paid by the Mo
bile, and Ohio railroad for franchise.
A monsster demonstration takes place '
to-morrow in Phoenix Park, in Dublin, in '
favor of amnesty.
The ship, Anna, from I/vndon for Copen
hagen, has been wrecked and all her crew '
A strict quarantine has been established
at the Lsle of Jersey to prevent the intro- 1
duction of the cholera into England.
Advices from the Frontier of Spain re- 1
port that the Carlists have been ordered to 1
report to their leaders on the Sth and be <
ready for rising on the 10th inst.
LAST NIGHTS DISPATCHES.
CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES FISCAL J
AGENCY AT LONDON.
Washington, September I.—Clews, Hal- |
rich _ Co., of London, and the foreign
house of Henry Clews & Co., of New
York, have been designated as the - fiscal .
agents of the United States government at |
London —a trust until now vested in the
house of Baring Brothers & Co.
Thirty years ago, after the negotiation of [
the Ashourton treaty, the agency was ',
taken from the Bauk of England, which
had held the office ever since the establish
ment of American independence, and giv
ing to Baring Brothers & Co., in compli
ment to Lord Ashburton, who was a mem
ber of that firm, and who negotiated the
treaty which bears his name.
For over a quarter of a centurj Baring
Brothers & Co., liave done the government
business, and the account is now trans
ferred to Clews & Co., as a recognition of
their valuable services in promoting the ne
gotiation of our several loans during and
since the war.
All the money received in this diplomatic
service, and all the collections of the United
States Consuls in Europe, South America,
and part of Asia and Africa, are remitted
to this agency in London, which is the offi
cial representative of the government in
all financial matters relating toforeign coun
THE SOUTH CAROLINA KU-KLUX QUES
TION BEFOKE THE CABINET —THE
COKEAN DIFFICULTY, ETC.
Washington, September I.—The Cabinet
meeting to-day was attended by all the
members, excepting the postmaster-general
and the secretary of the treasury, both of
whom are absent from the city.
The President early called the attention
of the members present to the letter of
Senator Scott, of Pennsylvania, alleging
causes for the declaration of martial law in
certain counties of South Carolina, which
was handed to the President yesterday.
Without any discussion of consequence
this letter was referred to the attorney-gen
eral, who is to take action concerning the
application of the "Ku-Klux law" upon the
statement contained therein. As soon as
this official has made a report the proclama
tion will be Issued.
The Cabinet also considered the JCorean
difficulty; but it is understood that the
question will be left for the action of Con
i A large amount of routine business was
David Maitland Armstrong has been ap
pointed Consul-General at Ron c, and
i James L. Graham, Jr., Consul at Flor
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RATES OF ADVERTISING
ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines, .-..1i,1
SPECIAL RATES made nt'counter, or l.y
contract, with regular |iatrons.
A dispatch received at the Post-office
Department from the postmaster at Savan
nah, Ga., says the mails, antl also the cars
and passengers from Charleston, arc refused
admittance in Savannah, in consequence of
the fear of the yellow fever epidemic. It is
also stated that the mails from t 'liarleston
will be sent by way of Augusta.
New Yerk Items.
A r <no York, September 1. —The grand
jury was discharged this morning. It is
understood they have found bills ol' indict
ment against the president and superinten
dent of the Statcn Island Ferry company
and United States Inspector Matthews.
The court officers, for the present, refuse
to give any information on the subject.
Colonel William A. C. Ryan, the Cuban
general, was arrested this morning at the
Gilsey House, charged with passing a
worthless check for $150 on Oliver I).
Taylor, a broker. He was committed for
The coroner's jury in the trunk abortion
mystery has rendered a verdict that the
woman "came to her death from aboition,
produced, we believe, by Jacob Rosen
Thomas Lee, mate of the ship "Tlioma;
Dunbar," shot and killed a sailor in a fight
on board the vessel, while going down the
bay. The captain, mate, anil nine of the
crew have been arrested, and the vessel de
R. A. Tilghman, of Philadelphia, has ob
tained a decree for $22!1,000 against How
land Mitchell, for infringement on his "fat
acid and glycerine patent." This is the
largest decree for infringement ever en
Henry Hurlburt, chief clerk of Elbert A.
Brickhoff, commission merchant, was com
mitted to-day by Justice Dowling, in de
fault of 5,000 bail, on the charge of forgery
and embezzlement, preferred by his em
Alleged Violation of Ihe Enftirc -ment; Act-
Arrest of a United States Senator, ~c,
Little Rock, dirk., September 1. —Sena-
tor Clayton, was arrested this morning by
the United States Marshal on the charge if
issuing a certificate of election to Oencral
John Edwards as a member lif OmMKliii
from this district, in violation of the ciilorco
ment act of Congress. Senator Clayton
gave bond for his appearance at the < Ictober
term of the United States Court.
At a large gathering of the I iemocrats
near here yesterday, the following resolution
"Resolved, That we recognize the adop
tion of the late amendments to the Consti
tution of the United States ns settling Un
political status of all citizens not disfran
chised by the State or National legislation.
We deprecate any discussion calculated
to bring in question the right of the suffrage
guaranteed by these amendments, and wo
earnestly recommend to our fellow-citizens
the doctrine of universal amnesty and
"The Fever" at Charleston—The Suuili (nro
liri.-i t'otton Crop.
Charleston, S. C, September 1. —The
cool change seems to have had a favorable
influence in abating the fever, no new cases
being reported to-day, and only one death.
To correct erroneous rumors it should be
stated that the business of the city is pro
ceeding without interruption of any kind,
and that all railroad trains arrive and depart
with their accustomed punctuality.
The Courier and News of to-day, in their
commercial reviews, agree in estimating the
growing crop of cotton at from three to
three and a quarter millions of bales. They
incline, however, to the former figure as the
San Francisco, Cut., Sept. 1. —'there is
very little betting on the result of the State
election which takes place on Weilnesdiiv
next. Both parties are working hard.
The excitement over the threatening
Indian raids in Southern ('alifoniia is sub
Havana, September 1. —Brigadier Farrai
has died at Cayetan.
Garcia Lopez, sentenced to be shot, has
been reprieved until the return of the Cap
tain-General, who is now at Puerto Prin
News hy Latest Mail.
The statement of the public debt issued
from the Treasure Department at Washing
ton yesterday shows the decrease of the
debt during the past month to be $11,200,
---297.C0, and the total decrease from March
1,1869, to March 1, 1871, §204,7") 1,11,'1.0!I,
to this latter sum odd $4rj,586,25fi.54, paid
since March 1, 1871, and we have the grand
total of $251,340,t1i10,0U.
Horace Greeley is to tell what he knows
about farming at the opening of the Tippe
canoe county (Indiana) Agricultural fair,
at Lafayette, next Tuesday.
At si. Paul's church, Aagnsta, Ga., Angus!
Stlth, by theltev. W. 11. Olarfce, Mr. THOMAS
M. KIMUROUOH, of this city, anil Miss E.
FLORENCE, younjest daughter of F. 1,. Koiix
Esq , formerly of t 'liarleston, South Carolina.
On the 21st of Aufriist, at Holliiis Institute,
Prof. JOSEPH A. TURNER ami Miss LEILA
V. COCKE, daughter of Professor C. L. Cock...
In this city, September Ist, ANDREW DRS
CHEI.L, a«e_ a years.
The funeral takes place to-morrow evening, :u
3o*ciock, from his late residence, No. sis we-1
In Nickelsvillc, Scott county, Va., August 27,
LAURA ANTOINETTE, youngest daughter ..[
Charles 11. and Laura E. Yurnroiiirh. aged ->
months and 12 ilnv-
In Baltimore, on the 31st of August, AGNES
BIIYSON, aged 28years and t; months, wife ol
In Powhatan county, on the 21, th of August ,
WILLIAM L. LUCK, son of L a. Lock, of this
WANTED— A PARTNER, either active or
special, with a cash capital of from live In
ten thousand dollars, in a well MtabUfhed hnsi
ness; or would sell to any one upon good lerins
the business if desired. All oonmiun—atiow
strictly confidential. Address, "1. Y. k 0.,"
Richmond P. O. an II Til li Bit
WANTED TO PURCHASE A FARM, ol
about 200 acres, iv one of the Southern
States; must be healthy. Address, staling crops
grown, terms and full panu iilar.-, to Box IMS,
St. Psot., Mixx. jy 3—tf
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