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THE rOMOLOMICAL DISPLAY.
We have never seen a finer display of
fruit than that now on exhibition at As
sembly Hall. It is grand and beautiful
beyond description. Our readers may be
sure that they will be well paid for a
The superb collection of our Virginia
frnits extends along two sides of the great
hall. California makes good its promises
to astonish us with numerous clusters of
grapes and pears which rival tlie lustre of
wax and the hues of its own fair sky. Ne
braska surprises us with peaches of stu
pendous size, fresh as if just picked from
the trees, and of marvelous beauty in form
and coloring. Kansas and lowa bring us
apples whose beauty might well have
tempted Eve, and which ought to have gone
far to shield her from the severe penalties
to the apples of llesperides, and her wil
jilums to "Eden's grapes of Gold."
It is now our privilege to enjoy the pre
sence of this great exhibition. Wo trus
our people will avail themselves of its vain
able opportunities. The meetings for dis
cussion will be of great value to all frui
culturists, and the exhibition will instruc
and interest every one.
It is scarcely probably that we shall hay
-ovh an opportunity again in twenty years
and tve hope to see our people testify an
appreciation of the occasion worthy of it
and of themselves.
The Rural New Yorker is represented in
the Pomological Convention by Charles I).
Bragdon, formerly of Chicago, and well
known as one of tbe ablest writers in the
.country upon horticultural topics.
Our old friend, Parker Earle, represents
the Western Rural. lie also represents a
small pear orchard of 18,000 trees at Cob
den, Southern Illinois, and is worthy to re
present any great good thing anywhere.
We were pleased to greet, among nu
merous other friends from abroad, the ven
erable Arthur Bryant, of Princeton, Illi
nois. Mr. Bryant was one of the pioneers
in Western settlement and Western horti
culture, and is the father of many orchards
which make their owners -happy in the
West. He is universally beloved as a man,
as he is respected as a skilled penologist.
Our friend, Colonel T. E.Chamberlin, of
Watcrford, Loudoun county, lias on exhi
bition the Loudoun pippin, a seedling which'
originated in that county, which promises
to become a leading Southern winter ap
;ple. The original tree has produced eighty
bushels of marketable apples in one sea
We are gratified to see the splendid
Duckess pears, raised by G. F. B- Leigh
toh, of Norfolk, Va. In size they greatly
exceed those of California, and though
picked before they are fully ripe, are of ex
Among the attendants on the Pomologi
cal Convention we are glad to notice W. C
Flagg, of Alton, whose writings are well
known to the readers of our horticultural
journals. Mr. Flagg is one of our most
Jtccomplished and successful pomologists.
Thk display at Assembly Hall is not
merely one to gratify the curiosity and the
love of beautiful forms and hues, but ft is
full of poetical interest and instruction.
One of the most obvious lessons is, tliat of
the wide range of fruits which almost any
district may be made to produce by skill
ful culture. Every home may be surround
ed with such luxuries as no money can pur
i chase, by studying the capabilities of the
:soil and climate here for fruit culture.
It is very instructive also to note how
soil and climate change the appearance,
size acd flavor of varieties. Thus the
Bartlett pear as grown in Virginia is nearly
double tlie «?*e of those from New York,
and of superior quality, while the Cali
fornia Bartlett is three times as large and
entirely different wiwpe, but defective in
The same will be seen in comparing other
fruits. It is also very interesting to notice
that splendid collections appear on the
.tables from localities where, twenty years
ago, it was supposed no fruits could be
The address of Hon. Marshall P. Wil
der, which we publise to-day,, will be read
with great interest. It treats the whole
subject of pomology with a master hand.
v press, anu to ne pu msnett in .v low uays
V T. B. Peterson & Brothers, J'hiladel
iia. It will command a very large sale,
or "Palaces and* Prisons" is an entire new
ovel from the pen of this talented Ameri»
an authoress, mid is superior to her world
ide celebrated work, "Fashion and Fam
e." The scenes in this novel show groat
ramatic power, and the characters aro
rongly and strikingly drawn, and are
orked up with the skill and power lor
hich this authoress is so distinguished.—
■"rom the first page to the last the reader
ill be enchained by its absorbing interest
and chaiming style; and when that last is
cached the volume will In; laid dpwn with
•egret that the story is concluded, It will
trove to be the most popular book that
Irs. Ann S. Stephens has yet written.—
Palaces and Prisons" will be issued in a
arge duodecimo volume, and sold by ull
booksellers at the low price of 31.75 in
cloth, or 41.50 in paper cover, or ropii s
Htfe SDJotlg State Mmtwi.
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Six Dollars Per Year. I
Three Cent- Per Copy. $
will be sent by mail
A Tave of Dead Indians.
We copy the following wonderful story
from tbe Petersburg Index of this morning,
and but for the reliable source from which
it eminates, and the character of its inform
ers, we would be disposed to doubt its
The following information is given us by
gentlemen of the highest character and
credit, who have seen with their own eyes,
touched and tested with their own hands,
the wonderful objects of which, they make
The workmen engaged in opening a way
for the projected railroad between Weldon
and Garysburg, struck Monday, about one
mile from the former place, in a fcank be
side the river, a catacomb of skeletons, sup
posed to be those of Indians of a remote
age and a lost and forgotten race. The
bodies exhumed were of strange and re
markable formation. The skulls were
nearly an inch in thickness ; the teeth Were
filed sharp, as are those of cannibals, the
enamel perfectly preserved; the bones
were of wonderful length and strength—
the femur being as long as the leg of an
ordinary man, the stature of the body be
ing, probably, as great as eight or nine feet.
Near their heads were sharp stone arrows,
stone mortars, in which their corn was
brayed, and the bowls of pipes, apparently
of soft friable soap stone. The teeth of
the skeletons are said to be as large as those
of horses. One of them lias been brought
to the city and presented to an officer of
the Petersburg Railroad.
The bodies wore found closely packed to
gether, laid tier on tier as itj seemed.
There was no discernal ingress into or
egress out of the mould. The mystery is,
who these giants were; to what race they
belonged, to wliat era, and how they came
to be buried there. To these inquiries, no
answer has yet been made ; and meantime
the ruthless spade continues to cleave skull
and body asunder, throwing up in mingled
masses the bones of this heroic tribe. We
hope some efforts will be made to preserve
authentic and accurate accounts of these
discoveries ; and to throw some light, if
possible, on the lost tribe whose bones
have been thus rudely disturbed from their
sleep in earth's bosom.
John Rogkrs, whose brown statuettes
have made him so famous, is a native of
Massachusetts. In early life he was a dry
goods clerk in Boston ; then he learned the
trade of a machinist; but seeing a boy
modeling figures in clay he determined his
\ocation. In 1850, still being poor, and
having no hope of supporting himself by
ruoUtiing, he went West and took charge
of a machine shop, in Hannibal, Mo. The
financial crisis of the next year carried him
to Chicago, where he was appointed clerk
of the city surveyor's office. While there
ho produced his first finished work. The
Checker Players, which was very well re
ceived, and followed by the Town Pump,
and the Slave Auction.
Learning from, an Italian the manner of
making flexible molds for casting forms, he
went to New York, set up a studio, and
prospered. Rogers has produced about
forty groups in all, and has sold some fifty
thousand copies of his works. It is said
that his next undertaking will be Bret
Ilarte's Heathen Chinee. Before and at
the beginning of the rebellion, his friends
urged him not to choose politic*! subjects,
but he was loyal to the core, and declared
he would do his work as his heart and pa
triotism prompted, and the public could buy
or neglect as it saw fit.
The Smithsonian Institution recently for
warded a circular to scientific institutions in
all parts of tbe world for the purpose of se
curing a record of scientific and literary
men in foreign couctries, their residence,
the institution and society with which they
are conuscted, and. the branches of, science
with which they are specially interested.
VV'ni. J. Rhees, Esq., who has tI«J affairs
of the institution in charge during the ab
sence of Professor Henry, in California, is
engaged at the present !. ime receiving the
returns, and lie expects in ao?" .°,
months from how to have a complete hsu
of scientific and literary men throughout
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
TED STATES tor ihe Eastern District of Vir- '
In the matter of A. McKendrte IJoyd, Aubrey
Oliver Pearre et als vs. John 11. Stover,
bankrupt—m bankruptcy. -
To Whom it May Concern —The undersigned,
S. H. Turner, of Fauquier county. Virginia, here
by given notice of his appointment as assignee of
the estate of John ij. $U>vet' t of Fauquier coun
ty, in said district, who was, on the Ist day of
June, 1871, declared a bankrupt on hie creditors'
petition by the District Court of said district.
Dated Salem, September Ist, 1871.
se 4—M3w S. H. TURNKK, Assignee.
I™ N THE ClUcUFTctflsißj? O* THE LNITtU
STATES for the Eastern District of Virginia,
at Richmond, May 18th, 1871—
MaditKja W. Jones plaintiff,
George W. Blacltley, Richard A. Lancaster and
R. M. Coleman Defendants,
And the court doth refer this cause to M. F.
Pleasants, one of the commissioners of this com t
to ascertain and report to the court the amount
due from the plaintiff', Madison \V. Jones, to the
defendant, George W. lilackley, for the building
of the house in the bill and proceedings mention
ed, with any matters specially stated deemed per
tinent by himself or required by the parties, and
the said commissioner is authorized to proceedHo
take the said amount upou due notice to the par
ties by publication twice a week for one mouth in
one of the daily newspapers published in Lite city
of Richmond. An abstract—Teste:
M. F, PHEASANTS, Clerk.
Notice is hereby given that in accordance'with
the above decree, 1 shall attend, at my office, in
the custom-house, in the city of Richmond, on
Monday, the 17th day of July, 1871, at 10 o'clock
A. M., for the purpose of complying with the
same. Parties interested are notified to attend.
M. F. PLEASANTS,
U. S. Commissioner.
The hearta* in tin, il>U*<ffl*o is eofrUfeued un
til September 18th, 1871, at 10 o'clock A. M., at
the same place. M. F. PfjISASANTS,
f life I—F3w Commissioner:
•*—' * : —■ ■ ■
qUIIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE !—That on the
X sth day of August, 1871, a warrant in bank
ruptcy was issued out of the District Court of the
United States for the Eastern District of Virginia.
against the estate of t'liarles M. Hosher, of King
William county and State ol Virginia, who has
been adjudged a bankrupt on his own petMna : —
That the payment of any debts, and the delivery
of any property belonging 10 said bankrupt, to
him or for Ins use, and the transfer of any pro
perty by him, are forbidden by law:—That a
meeting of the creditors of said bankrupt, to
prove their debts and choose one or more nssig
neeacf his estate, will be held at a conn of bank
ruptcy, to be holden at the ofUee of the register,
in Richmond, Va., before W. W. Forbes, Esq.,
, register, on the 2Sth day of August, IS7I, at 10
o'clock A.M. DA Vn> B. PARKER,
I au 12—S2t V . S. Marshal.
' f\U> PAPEBS--in any anaaiitr- for sal* at
I \J THIS OFKHJE
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1871. VOL. 111. NO. 250.
IOHT W. WOI.T/, Hews and City Editor.
•*-SPECIAL NOTICE Advertisements of
Lost, Wants, Found, For Kent, not exceeding
Ibnr lines, for one Insertion 2ft cents; two in
sertions 40 cents; three Insertions .~>o rents.
Cash In advance.
and bright day for the inauguration of the
great exhibition of fruits from all sections
of the country.
If one had been ignorant of the entire
proceedings, the unusual life and animation
which pervaded the whole city would have
soon convinced him that something unusu
al was astir. The dressing with evergreens
of the large front of Assembly Hall, soon
gathered around it a group of spectators,
eager to heboid the products of nature so
richly displayed within.
As a number of our readers may not
understand the term "Pomology," from
which tliis organization takes it name, we
give the explanation in plain terms which
may be understood by every one. It
means, "the art or science of raising
The Society is composed of gentlemen
from all sections of the country, who take
an especial interest in raising <uid improv
ing the fruits which may be grown with
success on this continent.
A large number of delegates arrived
yesterday, after we had gone to press, I
many of whom met this morning at 0 I
o'clock, at the Exchange Hotel, lor the
transaction of business.
In addition to the names of those already
registered as delegates at Assembly Hall,
we obtained the following this morning : j
D. S. Curtiss, National Republican, Wash
ington ; John H. Clagett, Washington, 1).
0. ; John I). Long, Williamsville, N. Y. ;
John R. L. Page, Norfolk ; Edward J. I
Evans, York ; John Miller, Talbot, Aid. ; \
W. Bany, Rochester, N. Y. ; J. S. New- ;
man, Sparta, Oa. ; John P. 11. Mason,
Accotink; Walter H. Cox, Accotink ;
Ohalkley Gillingham, Fairfax county ; 11.
Leonard, Burlington, lowa ; A. P. Wylie,
Chester, S. C.; General R. L. Page, Nor
folk ; George R. Wilson, Norfolk ;
T. Shepherd Wright, Fairfax county; Dol
lins & Bro., Albemarle; H. O. Williams,
Vienna, Fairfax county; Daniel Denison,
New York Tribune; John Robertson,
Washington, D. 0.; William 0. Hurt,
Bedford; 0. T. Jennings, Sacramento;
Dr. H. H. Pillsbury, Modford; William R.
Mann, Karon, Mass.; J. P. Shields, Woon
sockct, R. L; Professor Thomas Taylor,
Agricultural Department, Washington;
Charles D. Braydon, N. V.; W. R. Smith,
Syracuse, N. V.; W, Brown, do.; Edwin
Hoyt, New Cannon, 1.; Arthur Bryant, III.;
George Craft, Brooklyn: James Cruick
shanks, Chelsea; Sam'l HartweU, Lincoln!;
Otis Gary, Tarboro', Mas«.; James W.
Clarke, r ramingham, Mass.; T. S. Gold,
West Coruwald, Conn.; S. E. Chamberlin,
lioudoun county, Va.; D. O. Munson, Falls
Church; Parker Earle, South Pond, 111.;
D. B. Wier, Jacou, 111.; John S. Calkins,
Bricksburg, N. J.; John B. Claggett, of
Washington, I). C. ; G. F. B. Leighton,
We are indebted to the courteous and ef
ficient secretary of the American Society,
Mr. F. B. Elliott, of Ohio, for tho following
list of committees on premiums, appointed
On Virginia State Agricultural Society's |
premium of §100 for best collection of fruit
—apples, pears, peaches and grapes: Wm. !
Saunders, of District of Columbia; P. J.
Berckmans, of Georgia; W. T. Smith,of
On premiums offered by Marshall P.
Wilder on pears 830, Ellwanger & Barry
on apples, $50, Tomas P. Mays on peaches
$30: Charles Downing, of New York ; W.
L. Steele of North Carolina; P. T. Quinn,
of New Jersey.
On premiums offered by Chas. Downing
of $50 R. L. Page of $10, John B. White
head of $20, Downward, Anderson &. Co.
of $10, and by C. T. Wortham & Co. of
$10 : William Perry, of New Jersey: G.
F. B. Leighton, of Virginia, and Robert
Corse, of Maryland.
On premiums for figs, oranges, olives and
pomegranites: Hon. J. B. Whitehead, of
Virginia; John Feast, of Baltimore, and
Colonel Hardfe, of Florida.
On gratuities offered by G. F. B. Leigh
ton, Randolph & English, and the Southern
Fertilizing company : J. 11. Masters, Henry
Ellwanger, of New York; O. T. Herstine,
On premium of $25 —Best apples for
general, culture in Kentucky, by J. S, Dow
ner : Wm. Heaver, of Tennessee ; Di. I
Wm. M. Howsley, of Kansas ; John S.
On fruits exhibited by the American Pe
nological Society : John E. M. Gillcy, of
"■ '"'setts; B, K. Bliss, of New York ;
Massac... *>»hnson, 0 f Virginia.
Dr. James 1. „. -A oy Slnit h Clarke
On premiums oiiertx. of New
& Powell and D. D. T. a»<~ ' ' !.
York, «S'oirfA«'n» Planter ami FarnK. , „ |
Rural Carolinian: "W. C. Barry, of Nevi
York ; R. L. Page, of Virginia ; D. B.
Pthe Dollins Brothers, of Albe
ye on exhibition 135 varieties, all
'ere grown by themselves. They
he "Pilot" apple, superior excel
any other one grown in Vir-
Among the rest, they exhibit three
"Pound" apples, their aggregate weight
being live pounds. One of these specimens
They are proprietors of large apple nur
series in Albemarle, and advertise to sell I
"scions" of the different kinds at prices
ranging from ten to fifteen dollars per nun- |
dred. Their postoffice is Batcsville, Alhe-
Albeuiarle will be hard to beat in the
display of apples she makes, and if beat at
all, there is likely to be but one lot of ap- j
pies that will excel her. That lot we shall I
mention in the course of our report.
J. W. Porter, also of Albemarle, ex
hibits several varieties of apples and grapes;
among the latter the Norton, Virginia, Del
egare, Diana and Jonas. He has also
several specimens of the wild grape of the
mountains. Among his apples we find the
celebrated Albemarle pippin, tbe Wine Bap
and the Sheep Nose, the latter of which is
not excelled by any specimen .we saw.
H. Leonard, of Burlington, lowa, ex
hibits 115 varieties of apples, and 25 of
pears. Twenty-live years ago, there wils
not an apple tree grown upon the soil of
lowa, ana yet in this comparatively short
time, the wimples she will exhibit will bo
likely to be considered superior to any
° Marshall pV Wilder, of Massachusetts,
exhibits 230 varieties of pears, tbe large* l
rariety of fruit of this kind on exhibition .
-t I Among them we notice as particularly I'm ■
li'i'j Wmdd.—Mr. A. K. Iljnrv, who aad tempting "Clapp's Favorite No. 3,' '
has recently begun the publication" of the ("Seedling No. 2(i," "Seedling No. 17,' '
HvM Rrpmirr In this cityvsidi trust., iitoui "Seedling No. 111, ' all rare and most ex -
paper for a boy to assist hrji in his office. | eeltent.
»V 0 lily Subscribers—Perilous wishing the
Statu Jouehai. left early and regularly at their
places of business, or residences, by responsible
carriers, will please leave their orders with Johk
-8To» & fill nil. Newsdealers, 918 Main Street,
Rnd at the News DejKit of W. A. Edwards, 301
East Broad Street.
Personal. — Among the arrivals this
morning, we are pleased to note that of
Mr. W. C. Barry, of the Mount Hope nur
series, Rochester, New York. Mr. B. is
also special correspondent of the Union
and Advmiixer and Rural Home, of Roches
John 11. Clagett, of Washington, D. C,
arrived this morning with a fine lot of pears
for the exhibition.
Col. D. S. Curtiss, of the Washington
National Rqmbliexm, also arrived this
Col. P. A. Davis, of Buckingham coun
ty, is in the city, and reports everything
relating to the success of the Republican
cause very flattering, particularly as the
party in the district, composed of Fluvan
na, Buckingham and Appomattox, is in en
tire unity and harmony.
We welcome news of this character, and
trust the example of the party in this dis
trict will be followed by every other one in
Mr. Mori, the Japanese Minister. —In
publishing the names of those who arrived
yesterday, an error occurred in the name
of the Japanese minister, which we desire
to correct. It was publisehd Mr. "Mon,"
when it should have been Mr. "Mori."
He is" a native of Japan, and entrusted
as he is with the interests of his govern
ment, in die United States, is an evidence
of his abiHty and worth.
Mr. M. is the finest specimen of man
hood we have ever seen come from Japan,
whose face indicates the highest character of
We welcomo him to Virginia, and trust he
will return to his duties favorably impressed
with our people and country through which
he may pass.
Our Tobacco Irmie With Europe. —We
noticed yesterday in our dock the hand
some American bark "Monitor " Albert C.
Eaton, master, loading with leaf tobacco
for the Italian government. This is an
other refreshing sign of our steadily re
viving direct foreign trade. The "Monitor"
is expected to take about six hundred hogs
heads, which is part of a large contract
for our staple, given out by the Italian gov
ernment. We congratulate Messrs. G.
Hotfbauer & Co.. who, we understand,
have secured to themselves the handsome
job of filling this contract.
Grand Concert —Inadvertently we failed
yesterday to speak, in these columns, of
the grand concert advertised to come off at
Assembly Hall on next Monday and Tues
day evenings, The concert troupe who are
to favor us with some English operatic and
ballad music, certainly present very high
claims as vocal and instrumental perform
ers, and we have no doubt their concerts
will be largely attended by the lovers of
melody of our city. We direct attention
to the advertisement in another column,
giving all necessary information concerning
Internal Revenue. —The following is the
statement of collections of internal revenue
for the month of August, 1871, in the fifth
district of Virginia, as compared with the
corresponding month of last year, fur
nished us by J. 11. Rives, collector: Col
lections for August, 1871, $244,414.08;
for August, 1870, $175,058.71; increase
for August, 1871, $08,455.34. Increase for
July, previously reported, 871,401.30. In
crease in two months, $139,910.73.
Highway Robbers Conrietcdjmd Sail to
the Penitentiary for Eiald Years Bach. —
Frederick Spencer and William Roberson,
negroes were tried yesterday in Judge
Guigon's court for assaulting with a slung
-*"vt. and robbing Anderson Scott, an old
*""i U """- on the night of the 15th of
mulatto m„ - POTner 0 f Broad and
July last, at the -~;, , brought
lwenty-second streets, in. „ ' fj° C( )
in a verdict of guilty in each case, an
the term of imprisonment of these two
worthies at eight years each, the lowest
term permitted by the statute.
Trotting Race at the, Pair Grounds. —A.
trotting race came off yesterday afternoon
at the Fair Grounds course, Wall's bay
colt, "Straight Shoot," beating the follow
ing Petersburg trotters: Crey mare "Joe,"
bay gelding "Ben," and brown gelding
"Petersburg:" three straight heats —time
—2:53, 2:55, 2:50.
"Straight Shoot" willtrotagainst "Ben"
over the same course next Tuesday after
noon, when a spirited race is anticipated.
Broad Sired. —The city fathers, at their
meeting Monday evening, silently passed
by the oft-repeated complaints of the pro
perty-holders and tax-payers residing on
upper Broad street.
Vaccination. —The School Board, yester
day, ordered that no scholars should be re
ceived into the public schoolsof the city of
Richmond until vaccinated, anil also that
the father, if living, and not a pauper, must
pay the capitation school tax before his
children can enter the school.
court yesterday, and sentenced to eight
years iv the penitentiary.
Fielding Brown, colored was also found
guilty of shooting with intent to kill, anil
sentenced to the penitentiary for three
Mortuary. —The number of deaths in the
city for the week ending Saturday, Sept em
ber 2, is 37; in addition one still-lsora
(white) wa-i reported. Sex—nubs, 24;
white females, 4 ; colored males, 1(1; col-
Rcr&nue Laws. —K. U. Smith, Est},, as
sessor of internal revenue, Third District of
Virginia, has kindly furnished us wil h
copies of the revenue laws of the Unite d
States, for which we return thanks.
The American Pomological Exhibition.
DISPLAY OF FRUIT.
pears. Their fruit exhibits a freshness not
excelled by any other on exhibition, Hhow- i
ing great care m handling and transport*- I
William D. Braekcnridge. of Governs- I
town, Baltimore county, Mil., exhibits 40 I
different varieties of pears, which for siie I
and beauty will compare favorable with
other competitors. I
J. 11. Masters, of Nebraska City, ex
hibits GO varieties of apples and 9 of pears, I
among the former ot which Mr. Masters !
claims superior excellence for his "Cooper's
When we consider the distance this fruit I
has been transported, we are surprised at i
the appearance of the fruit. 11
Robert W. Furnas, president of tfce No- I
braska State Board of Agriculture, exhibits I
charming specimens of peaches, apples and (
pears, the former of which excel in sire and 1
beauty anything we have ever seen. The 1
apples exhibited by him are rare and ex.
Southern Illinois luts furnished for exhi
bition over two hundred different va- t
rietics of apples, which will compare i
most favorably with others now on exnibi- 1
tion. Her pears are also superb. The col
lection is under the charge of Parker Earle, <
Flsq., of Cobdam, Illinois. Mr. Earle in- <
forms us that the most of the varieties he <
exhibits are late winter apples, imperfect in | t
size and color, which fact is not understood
by the inexperienced in fruit raising. <
Kansas is represented by F. Wellhouse, <
Esq., of Leavenworth City; also, Dr.
Howsley and Dr. Stayman, of Kansas, <
who have more than a hundred different i
varieties of apples, and a few specimen | <
pears. The apples of Kansas are much |
larger generally than any we saw on ex hi- '
bition. I !
California's contribution of grapes far ex- I
eels anything we observed, and to her must |
necessarily be awarded the prize for supe
rior samples of this kind of fruit. Her pears
are enormous, luscious and beautiful, while <
her apples need not be ashamed of compar- 1
ison with the rest. J
One bunch of grapes of the "Tokay" 1
variety, is the most beautiful specimen of i
fruit we ever saw exhibited. Its size is i
immense, being quite as large as a man's
head, and so tempting in appearance, we
would gladly have "procured" the bunch,
The "White Muscat of Alexandria,"
another California production, will attract
universal attention, by its size and appear
"Old Virginny never tire"—neither docs
she in the samples of pears she exhibits,
grown in the vicinity of Norfolk. She is
ahead, in size, of anything on exhibition —
the largest one of which weighs two pounds
lacking half an ounce.
Mr. G. F. B. Laughton, of Norfolk, ex
hibits a bunch of three pears of the "Duch
ess d' Angauleme" variety, which will
weigh live pounds, which is a real curiosi-
This bunch of pears will attract no lit
Morton, the florist, has occupied the cen
tre of the hall, by handsomely grouping to
gether a collection of rare and beautiful
flowers in the shape of a pyramid, at the
foot of which niay be seen two rare and
Lcckenby & Laird and Turner have also I
contributed to beautify and adorn the exhi
bition hall. aasmsamsamsmsaasaa—
Among other varieties, may be found
"Clinton and Foreign No. 1," a large black
grape, the berries of which frequently
grow to an inch in diameter. This grape is
comparatively seedless, and very sweet and
delicious. "Clinton No. 15" is another of
the darker grapes, equally sweet and de
licious. "Bed FYontegnac" is another va
riety, very beautiful and prolific.
Dr. Wylio presents about 40 different
varieties of grapes, all of which show to
splendid advantage, when we consider its
delicacy. AJI these specimens are hybrid,
the crossing of different varieties. The
Doctor has-devote'd years to the experiment
of crossing the different varieties, and has
now established bis theory heyond a
doubt. Interesting results have been ob
tained by Dr. Wylie, who exhibits a grape
almost white, the result of a crop between
a very dark and purple grape.
The absence ot many of the exhibitors
and contributors, prevented us from ob
taining such information as would add in
terest to our report.
From the character and variety of fruits
displayed this morning we are enabled to
pronounce the present exhibition a grand
The gentlemen who are here, are the
right sort of men and can do more to arouse
the latent spirit of progress in the State,
than all the politicians in America.
We notice a patent boiler for canning
fruit on exhibition by the proprietor, V. S.
Wright, of Accotink, Va., a new, but
~*ical, invention, and seems to give great
P 1 * 1 "-. x -♦' usefulness.
■•«.•■«■ i "*1 Society met at die Ex-
The Pomology M . J President Allan
change hotel at 9A. .... .\ IV ,- Wa \ Society
of the Virginia State Porno. W ™£,
delivered a brief and excelleitc t
which was appropriately responded "J.
President Wider. The appointment o,
committees aiid o&er strictly business dis
cussions occupied the i#orniug hour, atter
which the society ftdjowusd to the aall °*
At the State-Bouse Mayor
corned the Pomological Society, op bchalt
of the citizens and city authorities of »W
At 3 o'clock the lion. Marsltall P. Wil
der President of the American Pomologi
cal 'Society, delivered the thirteenth annual
address at the hall in the Exchange Hotel.
By invitation of Mayor Keiley, the fruit
growers from afcroad will make an excur
sion down Jawes river, in a steamer, start
ing at 4 o'clock this evening, and returning
Prof. Maillefert Again ai Work.—Uov.
Walker, Col. Owens, and the James River
Improvement Committee ol the City Coun
cil went down to "Uw Bluff" yesterday,
and witnessed Prof. Maillefert blow up
stmdry wrecks and other obstruction*.
| The same ease, success and skill marked
I his operations as heretofore, and everybody
came back exceedingly pleased with wluU
they saw. The professor is a' wonderful
mail in his profession, and yet is as modest
as ho is scientific.
cials in this district. Tliis looks as if'our
country friends were not going as largely as
usual into the manufacture of apple jack,
and flagrant pwuju brandy.
Police Court~-Hon. J. J. White, Jtvt
tice— Wednesday, Sept. 6. —The following
cases were disposed of:
Julia Jackson, colored, charged with as
saulting Elizabeth Epps. Bound over for
three months in the sum of $100.
Elizabeth Epps, colored, charged with
assaulting Julia Jackson and with using
abusive language to her. Bound over for
three months in the sum of 8100.
Charles F. Fisher, charged with assault
ing and besting John Ebenhack. Fined ♦•">.
John Ebenhack, charged with using
abusive language to Charles F. Fisher.
John J. Phelps and Sterling Phelps,
charged with feloniously assaulting and
beating Bridget Cahill and Ann Dolan, and
violently assaulting and resisting tbe police,
and attempting to incite a riot. Both par
ties found guilty of assault and battery, not
felonious, and sentenced to nine months'
confinement in jail, and chain-gang for four
and a half months in the case of J. J.
Joseph Moouey, colored, di-unk and disor
derly. Fined $1.
John Burnett or Bennett, cliargcd with
creating a disturbance on the premises of,
and abusing Charles Leeke and family.
James Kogers and James V. Kitld,
charged with being drunk and fighting and
creating a disturbance in tlie neighborhood.
Old offenders—both bound over in the sum
of 8200 for six months.
Charles White, colored, arrested on the
charge of robbing J. H. Marsh's store Sun
day night. Not identified, discharged.
Ann Doling and Catharine Shea, charged
with breaking open the window and enter
ing the house of James Finley without his
Peter Tinsley, charged with shooting at
Thos. Quarles with intent to kill. Found
guilty of unlawful assault and sentenced to
thirty days confinement in jail and chain
gang" for ten days, and also fined $10.
Extra Train from Staunton. —The ex
cursion train from Staunton last evening
brought from along the line of the
Chesapeake and Ohio railroad over four
hundred and I illy passengers, who came to
attend the Pomological exhibition which
opened this morning at Assembly Hall.
School Trustees Appointed. —The State
Board of Education has appointed the fol
lowing district trustees :
James Row, vice John F. Row, Taylor
district, Orange; John F. Allen, vice J. P.
Taliaferro (appointed county superinten
dent), Madison district, Orange.
Building. —Building continues with un
abated activity all over the city. On the
suburbs wooden houses are going up, but
in the thickly populated portions of Rich
mond the buildings are all brick, and many
of them very stylish and expensive. It is
estimated that about 300,000 feet of lumber
is brought to the city per week, and the de
mand for the same is very brisk. .
German Teacher, —The German language
having been adopted as a branch of study
in the public schools of the city, the School
Board, at its meeting on Tuesday, selected
Rev. M. J. Michelbacher as teacher, and
Rev. John Blenner as a reserve teacher.
Indiscretion and its Consequence.—Yes
terday a hen, on the premises of Dr. F ,
who resides a few miles west of the city,
in an unguarded moment, mounted a box,
and blew a shrill blast with her horn. The
doctor, feeling the superstitious dread which
a "whistling wife" or "crowing hen," in
spires, with shot-gun in hand, mounted to
the top of his residence and shot the offend
ing pullet dead in her tracks. We shudder
to think what would be the consequences
should Mrs. F ever indulge in a whis
The Row Last Night. —John J. Phelphs
and Sterling Phelphs, brothers, who made
s brutal and wholly unprovoked assault
upon two or three women, near Main and
Twenty-second street'?, last night, were be
fore Justice White this morning. They
were found guilty of the most reckless and
outrageous conduct, with which they were
charged, and were sentenced to confinement
in tin' city jail for nine months, and John,
who is an old offender, having seaved a
term in the penitentiary, required to do du
ty in the chain-gang for half of the term.
Manchester News and Gossip.
Grand Excursion to West Poiid.—Yes
terday morning Chickahominy Tribe, I. 0. \<
R. M., with a large crowd, not members .
if the Order, took the York River train at
seven o'clock, for West Point. Captain W.
N". Bragg had not lost any time nor spared
uiy pains or expense to make the train and ,
the trip a success, and give satisfaction. I
()n our trip all went on well until within
six miles of the point, at the turnout; the :
.rain was stopped for the purpose of letting
the mail train pass. From some cause, we \
.'nuld not find out what, we were detained l
jn the road for nearly two hours, to the
discomfiture of the entire crowd.
Arriving at the Point about 10 o'clock,
the crowd was informed that Mr. Massey, j
that enterprising and imtiring gentleman, »
the proprietor of the Huntington House, I :
had thrown open his gates and house for
aiS party to take possession of. A large
Portion of the crowd of gentlemen and 1
'ill the ladies, fouud their way to the hotel, I i
where they found rooms, water, towels, 1 1
uid waiters, without money and without J
price. The platform was soon occupied by 1
than fond of the dance. Others were ao- I
aomaMyktcd with ten-pins, aud some with
natiine"tackles and boats. The crowd was
when they arrived, and on "
inquiring about dinner, were informed that .
it would be ready at 1 o'clock. At that J
hour the bell was sounded, and eighty-odd )
persous were very soon seated at the table
partaking of the good things of life, such ;
as oysters, crabs, fish, birds, &c, at the
small <*>». of fifty cents. j \
After dhuwr, a gmnd round was h»4~- *
some dancing, some fishing, and some sleep- .
ing under the beautiful shftdijetrees ftt the I
Huntington House, one of the flnent places
for a pw-nic in the State. Mr. Massey has
the thanks of the large crowd for his kind «
attention to them, and for privileges ex-
We started liowe at half-past five o'clock,
all on board, nothing having happened of ]
note to mar the pleasures of the occasion, f
Perhaps a little too much whiskey was ;
* Tbjß train arrived in Richmond in gojd | •
time, all on board safe and sound. W •
would suggest to the managers of the road | i
the propriety of always having a plentiful 1
Official Paper for Urn l.ovrrnmrnt.
RATES OF ADVEHTISimtJ.
I ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines, solid
j SPECIAL RATES mad* at coaster, or by
J contract, with regular patrons.
ginia enterprise and is of the people, and
should be built up and kept in operation.
All that is now needed is tiic travel and
freight, and Mr. Bragg will make the road
what it ought to be.
Pic-Nic. —The town was alive this morn
ing with the children of the Methodist Sun
day school, getting ready to visit the Prov
idence Sabbath school pic-nic. We wish
M 'he Best Ever Made." "C amiot uw Bar
other." "Never could use nuking Powder* until
I tried yours." "My family -will not Use any
I other." "It in perfectly splendid." "I find It
much cheaper than others." "Think it sttjiei ior
to any I have ever tried." These are a few of
the many erpinmiHins in furor of Doom's Y,in
Potman, which well deserves the rapidly mot-ea
sing sale it has attained for making sweet, light,
and healthy biscuits, roils, pastry, &c. For pur
ity, strength and economy it has no equal. It
can be obtained at your grocer's. Doolet & Bau
rnaa, Proprietors, St New street. New York.
VS~ Jouveii's Inodorous Ivni tiluve Cleaner
By its aid gloves can be quickly and repeatedly
cleaned and made equal to new; even when bad
ly soiled they can be readily restored. It is easy
of application and is perferfectly free from any
dor. For sale by druggists and fancy goods
dealers. Price, 25 cents a bottle.
»£ Milliard Temple.—Redrord and Ives, car.
nerof Main and Eleventh street*, keep the most
faaluonable Billiard Saloon in Richmond. Their
tables are all new, and everything connected
with the establishment is first-class. Players
are informed that whistling is positively prohtb
«f Thompson's Pomade Uptime, as a <lre-s-
Ing for the Hair, is all that is required; purely
vegetable and highly perfumed, it softens, nn
proves and beautifies the Hair, strengthens the
roots, and gives it a rich glossy appearance.—
For sale by all druggists. Price, 35 and 75' cents
In Norfolk, on the fith instant, Col. JOHN K.
MICHELL, from the effect of wounds received
In the late war.
In Henrico county, at the residence of his fath
er-in-law, James A. Snell, on the 2d hist., YVIVI
J. FITOHKTT, aged 41 years,
I TWO NIGHTS ONLY !
AND TUESDAY EVSSISdS,
Sser. 11th Attn IMb
(iUSIIOI'EIIATK ' ANDHALf.AM
CONCERT TROUPE !
f the following
ixstinm'ishkh a*tists : ■
tress of the Oalton Opera Trouj o )
ihk ScHiiiMPP Contralto
M». James Gbaxt Baritoiic
(From Richmond, Va.)
Ma. Johx L. CAK.vrKoss Tenor
Ma. James A. Aanotn - —*t" Baritone
| (Late of Riclungs Oix-ra Troape.)
; Ma. Taoaitt A. Bbckktt Pianist
j (From Philadelphia.)
Entire Change or Performance Tuesday Evc'g •
PRICES OF ADMISSION :
Admission 4(1 tit) | Gallery 50 cents.
KOTN* Extra Caarite for Reserved Seats.^-h
Sale of reserved seats will commence on Thurs
day morning, Sept. ?tb, at WEST & JOHN
STON'S Bookstore, Tenth and Main streets
»oT"For Concert programme see small circulars.
A TTKNTION, AITUCKS (iUAKD ! At
Members of this company are commanded m
to meet at their drill-room, at Union Eagle Ho- U.
Tel, on Seventh street, FRIDAY evening, Sept. 8,
at 8H o'clk, to tnnke arrangements for unifoims.
By order of the Captain:
se B—2t« SAM'L B. LOTTIER, Ist Serg't.
T^rOTICE.— All persons ure .hereby notlAed
IN not to harbor or trust SUSAN MeICINNEY
TKAA'EY on my account, asl shall pay no debts
of her contracting. •
MM—ls MAJOU B. TRACEY.
"TTTASTED — A good, active ond reliable
YY WHITE BOY, to deliver the HOTEL RE
PORTER every morning. Apply at corner of
Twelfth and Franklin streets, to
scu—lt* A. K. HENRY.
"VJ-TA!\TED— On ISln September, a lMiiinu-
YY room SERVANT. None need apply unless
well recommended. Apply at my offtoe, corner
of Cary imd Thirteenth streets.
se 6—.lteod* WALTER K. MARTIN.
-fTJANTED, IMMCIIIATKLY-A smallgS,
YY DWELLING, or two or three rooms.JHaL
with conveniences for light housekeeping, by :i
prompt paving tenant. Leave location and terms
at this office. se 8—1»
5 WILL SELL CHEAP, IF CALLED FOB
immediately, some NEW AND SECOND
AND CARTS, ONE FIRST CLASS AMBU
ANOE, ONE NEW TWO HORSE FARM
AGON, TWO LUMBER; WAGONS, ONE
SPRING DRAY', «c, fee.
lam paying the highest cash price for Rigs,
Bones, Iron, Sumac, fee,
Twentieth street, between Main and Cary.
/• town FOR SALE,—I have for saleraaK
\J TWO FINE YOUNG COWS, wtttiJfgß-.
OALVES—one Alderney. They can be seen in
front of Councilman John M. Higeuis' store
w. 4-St MAIOmVTrrAfKV
fItHE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.— KAI-
L FLE tor the Benettt of the Widows and Or
phans of the Southern States.
PißTai«Tio» Ne «38. KraiiiKa. Sbpt. <
*A» fa aa 83 2 34 15 72 Ml 719 89
uTstTibctio* No. MS. _^tji**L*'itss?'i-i —
"*" WWWWU 8S »49m38 76 si
"Wiwu*« my hand. »' Blcnitjoud, \'a„ this « n>
day of September 1871, _
r?IatMIINS JfCO,, C, q, TOMPKINS,
CSRTIFIOA.TSS oFrAFFLL can ba pur
chased from Captain W- i. DAIi«"• a ' ' r ''
Branch ofßce, No. » Twelfth street, tnrta doors
-T" —— r" - - 4J6*
TW TMK mtrtticT COURT OF TUB UNI
-1 TED STATES tor the Eastern District of \ tr-
Bl lrf'the matter of John J. sonthwortb, nank
To whom it may concern—Tho undersigned,
William H. AUderdice, of Richmond City, \a,
hereby gives notice of his appointment aa assignee
of the estate of John J. Southworth, of Caroline
count v in said district, who was. on the Ist day
i August, A. 1), 1871, adjudged a bankrupt on
| his own petition by the District Court of satddis-
Da'tod Richmond, August 25th, I*7l. .__
WILLIAM H. ALLDERDICE,
I an 29—T»w - Assignee.
rItHE VI'ATK JOURNAL ia an e*cell««« cd;
i J. varUaing inaduun. Try It and »•«.