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DAILY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY,
At Ns. 91.H Main Street, Richmond, Va.
DAILY—*6 per year; six months, $3; three
months, $1.60; 1 month, 80 cents.
SEMI-WEEKLY—*2.ftO per year; slit months,
$1 a_j three months, 75 cents.
WEEKLY—tI .80 per year; six months, 7o cents ,
MVWEEKLY ami HBMI-WEBKLY JOURXAL
lo Clubs at extremely low rttt.es.
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Letter Ire,.. I'bilti.l. Ipliia.
[Conespondenco of the State Journal]
Philadelphia, Sept. 12,1871.
Entering this city by the Philadelphia and
Wilmington railroad, one is surprised at the
amount of building that is going on. Fac
tories and dwellings are going up by the
block, while a great many cheap tenement
houses for the laboring population arc be
ing erected. They cost less than a thou
sand dollars each, and yet contain most of
the modern conveniences—water, gas, and
closets; others, on a smaller scale, cost
less than six hundred dollars, and yet they
are neat and convenient, and are rented
low, and still pay a better income on the
capital invested than most other enterprises.
Such houses are much needed in your own
hill city, where the old rookeries pay their
cost in one to three years. Factories, shops
and public buildings are being enlarged and
erected on all sides ; in fact, there is more
build'ng going on than in any previous year.
The machine shops are full of work,
much of it to go South, a great field that
should be supplied by the works of our
own city. 1 clip from the Railroatl and
Mining Journal, containing the report of
the Mobile and Montgomery railroad, C
liordon, engineer and superintendent, in
which he says:
We have added 80 platform and 8(1 bo., cars to
our stock, by purchase. The "Tredegar Com
p.'iny," of Richmond, Va., furnished us 80 plat
form and 70 box cars, and lam pleased to make
special mention of them as being much the best
cars of the kind I ever saw.
May the time soon come when as much
can be said of many other articles ihat
might be made in Richmond. 1 havo ob
served in different parts of the city foun
tains erected by the ''Philadelphia Foun
tain Society, instituted in 18_9." They
are generally made of granite, the base con
taining a trough, for watering horses, about
thirty inches long and twenty wide. Un
tho walk-side is a small one for dogs.
Above the base is a short column, in which
is a water-cock. Cups are attached by
chains. The column is surmounted by a
large cast-iron flower vase or lamp, and
sometimes by both. Tlie colt'tnn bears
suitable inscriptions, such as the name of
the donor—"John \\ anamaker" gave one ;
"A Lady" another. One is inscribed
"Uive me drink that 1 do not perish;"
another, "Give me water that l do not
thirst." What countless thousands there
are, to live and drink nt these fountains, who
will bless the donors, and what a satisfaction
it must be for the giver to know the good
and pleasure he is doing his fellow-man, and
the brute, and when he lies down to die he
can say that the world is better for his liv
ing. Have we no such citizens in our good
city ? I now have my minds eye on some
who are grasping the last farthing, as
though it was to be taken with them _j the
world to come, and when they go hence
there will be joy for wliat they have lei.
The street lamps at the corners are pro
vided with iron open letter street signs, a
g.'eat convenience, as they can be readily
read by night or day. As ovetybody, citi
zens and strangers, are supposed to know
the names of the streets m .Richmond, no
such signs are re(_u ; re_.
The almost Hat road-bed of the streets
aro a noticeable feature ; the centre of the
street is not a "ridge load," bordered by
two canals, called gutters iv Ric'unond.
Who could bc'.'eve, after viewing the im
mense piles of coal on the opposite side of
the river, that less than sixty years ago all
of the coal used in this city came from the
mines in Chesterfield, Virginia. Such is
the fact, strange as il may appear. At a
somewhat earlier date hammered bar iron,
as well as pig, was exported to the North
ern country in considerable quantities. The
liean Unit/lews' "privy council" held meet
ing and prohibited the farther manufacture
of hammered or forged iron in the colonies.
This was practical protection to home man
ufacture, such as the home government re
sorted to till such times as their manufacto
ries were so firmly established that they de
fied the world. Should we not as a nation
practice what has made them great ? It
seems so to Traveler.
THE Plaoiarios.—A comssponden
writing from Mazatlan, says:
"One of the most peculiar products of
the society of this country is tho plagiirio
or kidnapper. The ambition of his life is
to abduct some wealthy personage and hold
the victim in safe-keeping until ransomed by
a large sum of money. The jilngiario is
not particular whether his game in a man,
woman or child, so that gold in abundance
is one of the possessions of the abducted.
There have been some extraordinary cases
of kidnapping, tho latest among them be
ing that of a Mrs. Charles, a French wo
man, who a short time ago went on a visit
with her husband and other friends to the
residence of Mr. Polak, at a placo ca'led
Molino de Flores, near Otumba.
" Mr. Charles and the other male visitors
had just gone out to take a look at things
about the house, when nine bandits entered
and boldly seized .Mrs. Charles, whom they
carried off as unceremoniously as if she
belonged to them body aud sOul. The lady
• yelled for help and screamed in agony, but
not until it was too late. Immediately
chase was given, but without avail, for tlie
plagiarios were well mounted on lleet
horses, and having an accurate knowledge
of the most impassable fastnesses, made
their way to them. The next step will be
a note addressed to her husband or friends,
in which will be stated, in the most polite
terms, the conditions upon which the lady
will be returned to her lord and master.
Women captured in this way are seldom
injured, but it may be imagined that they
sutt'er torture enough in mind."
—, 1 -_». _
With a view to answering the frequent
inquiries emanating from the citizens of va
rious European States, respecting the (juali
ty and extent of the unoccupied lands of
the United States, and manner of acquiring
title thereto, the general land ottice has pre
pared a short pamphlet of sixteen pages for
circulation abroad. It will be printed in
German, French, Swedish and English, and
will give condensed and brief statements ol
the form of government of the United States,
of tho political divisions, of the peculiari
ties of the soil and climate, of the land sys
tem and the manner of acquiring title, ami
of the naturalization laws and the mannei
of acquiring citizenship. Some small inapt
will be appended, and there are tablet
.bowing the location of the districts, lam
offices, the number of emigrants from sevei
of the European .Slates and the localities
where they aro settled respectively, anc
showing the price of public lands at thi
rate of 81 30 an acre in ditfeeent Europeut
denominations of money.
John Roberts, one of the proprietors o
the Nashtrille Banner, died iv tliat city oi
J. Walter Walsh, for many years pub
lisher of a paper in San Francisco, died ii
tho alms-house there on Saturday.
Stye iMlg State JptpriL
MgSSfcSS) RICHMOND, VA.. THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1871. VOL. 111. NO. 257.
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btok a Sbi.obk, Newsdealers, 918 Main Street,
and at the News Depot of W. A. Ehwari.s, 3(11
East Rroad Street.
Lost, Wants, Eound, Fur Rent, not exceeding
four lines, for one insertion 25 rents; two in
sertions 40 cents; three insertions no cents.
Cash in advance.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Meeting of the Board nf D*.rectors—lini
A Meeting of the Hoard of Directors of
tlte Chamber of Commerce was held yes
terday evening at their rooms, over tlie
First National Hank, Dav'd J. Burr, Esq.,
presiding. Mr. I'lankenship, chairman of
the Committee on Manufactures, made a
stipplemenla r y report, and in presenting
the report, said t'.iat the present condition
of the man ufucl tiring interests of Richmond
was highly encouraging. Several small
factories were being erected, and live lai-ge
large new ones were, some of them, nt
work and others in active course of prepa
ration. The Manches.er cotton mills,
which had been disposed of to a new party,
the American nut and tube factory, the
new sugar refinery, the Helvidere paper
m'll, which vva:; being rebuilt, the new fac
tory below lioeketls, for the manufacture
of the extract of bark, and the accommoda
tions which Mr. Steams was preparing at
the rear of the Belvidere mills to secure
Mr. I'lankenship reminded the Hoard
that he had made every effort to get from
all the manufactories a statement descrip
tive of their work, but had not then fully
Mr. Potts, from committee, presented a
report on the expediency of removing the
Chamber to a room in the new Corn Ex
change building, and, on motion, the report
was recommitted, with instructions to in
quire into the cost of fiiting up, &c.
The President laid before the Hoard a
letter addressed to Messrs. Palmer, llnrt
soolc & Co., of which the following is an
extract: Upon the trial of the capta'n of
the tug Murray, Judge Crump advised me
to tell the captains of the barks P. E. War
wick and Wavelet, from Baltimore to Rich
mond, not to pay the James river pilots ;
that it was illegal, ifcc. Nothing was said
by the pilots at Uichtuond during the time
the vessel was loading, but as soon as one
started and got as far as Hampton Hoads
she was boarded by the sherilfoi Hampton,
and Captain McUill taken from his vessel
and tried before Justice , and fined
$100. When 1 got down tho next day 1
arranged with the jusl'ce and pilots to ap
peal the case to court, to meet in Septem
ber ; the capa*n to go io sea, but to
appear by counsel —security be-ng given.
1.0 legal advice was obta.table, as the only
two lawyers in Hampton were on the s ; de
of the p .Ol«. lam certain no justice could
be obtained in this case at Hampton. The
pilots afterwards offered to compromise
both cases "or $80.
On motion of Mr. Blankenship, the spe
cial committee to whom the que .tion had
been referred were instructed to employ
counsel in the case.
The President also laid before the Board
a letter from 11. J. Call'sher, of Louisburg,
N. C, complaining of the high charges on
the Richmond and Petersburg railroad,
which was referred to a committee on in
land trade. The President also laid before
the Board a letter from R. A. Pinson, Pre
sident of the Chamber of Commerce of
Memphis, enclosing a copy of a memorial
to Congress asking that tho cotton tax be
refunded, and requesting the approval and
cooperation of the Richmond Caamber of
Commerce in the object of the memorial.—
Referred to the Committee on Commerce.
A communication addressed to Palmer,
Hartsook & Co., by Hart & Hayes, of
Fredericksburg, concerning tlie weight of
grain, was la ; d before the Board. We ex
tract from it the following:
In every instance we pay for more than the
railroad weights, our sellers here saying our
depot weights a t too light, and we have returns
of purchases iv your ehy for siill less than the
we'gllis at which it is shipped. Tills ought
not so to be, for it involves a heavy 10-:s on us in
the aggregate. Eo.h buyer and seller ought to
bo willing lo abide by lhe railroad weights. This
wa* thecusioin in old times, when we did bu.i
ness with your ci.y. At any rate, the railroad is
responsible lor he weight receipted .or, and the
buyer should be .oquiied lo accept lhe receipt of
the agent here as indicating the ijuauUty exactly.
Th.* Is the o.ily fair way of setilcniont between
buyer and seller.
.Inferred to the committee on grain de
The following was received from Colonel
Talcoti, superintendent of tho Richmond
and Danville railroad, and were ordered to
be recorded :
IticHKONU, Va., August 22,1871,
Iti.viJ J. Hurr, _•',*_., President Richmond Oltam
hcr of l\nnintYce :
Dear Sir—Below I give you a statement of
ireight brought to Richmond by the Richmond
and Danville railroad during the lirst . en months
of the ilscal year, enduig September CO.h, 1871,
and comparison of s.uur v. ich the lrei.thts brought
to Richmond dm lug the same months of the pre
vious fiscal year.
T. M. B. Talcott,
Engineer and Superiiitende.it.
The following is the tabulated statement
referred to in Col. Talcott's letter. The
figures show an increase in all articles of
produce with the exception of rye :
Atliclcs. 1870. 1671. Increase. Dee -_>(';
Leaf 7,31,7.2(1 13,1.8.50 11,0.1.2. 32 S-10
Stems.... 180.48 71,..5ti._7 W.-,.<>9 2:1
Mailllfil 88D...7 I.CUS.RO 683.43 tU S-10
Coin 2.1.M __-._n 2t,3.__ Ml 4-1(1
Oats 1K2.61 337.20 164.61) 84 8-10
Eye 235..4 7f..ul
Wheat 3,T1».«. 7,71.*.,2 _,0».«9 18(14-10
Coal 21,h._.R0 28,077.28 6,226.28 28 6-10
Sioue 1,700.28 085.26 6,104.96 506.6-111
Belle Isle.. 3,S>iS.-l 5,0-9.84 1,183.1.;. 30 ti 10
Other art..1..,(179.42 17,984.08 4,904.60 37 6-10
Total 62,752.97 82,300.63 29,711.69 66
No further business of importance was
transacted after the reading of Col. Talcott's
report, and the Board then adjourned.
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO OUK WEEKLY.—
We have two very interesting documents
before us. Ono is dated Winchester, Sep
tember 11, and the other Staunton, .Sept.ti -
berll. The Winchester document con
tains a list of twenty-six new subscribers
to the Weekly State Journal, and
the necessary stamps. The Staunton doc
ument contains a list of ten new subscrib
ers to the weekly issue of our paper an.
also the money. These new subscribers
are to be added to the already large lists at
tho places named. We return thanks to
the enterprising agents who aro thus ener
getically working in tho good cause; and
wo only wish we had such efficient workers
iv every port, town aud city in Virginia.
I'l re this Morning.—The Fire Demon
was abroad ; n our city th ; s morning. The
alarm was given from' Box 2, about a quar
ter before ten o clock, and the huge volume
of smoke wlrch rose from the burning
building was art unerring guide to the
scene of the contiagralion.
It was found tlitti S. (J. I .ournoy's sitsh
anil blind factory, south side of Cary, be
tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets,
was the point of attack, and owing to ihe
inflammable nature of tlte contents, the
building with pretty much all it contained,
was wholly desiroyed. A portion of the
building was a'so occupied by Wnldron A
Traylor, a. d Tyler it Duncan respectively.
'1 ncre was a sliif wind blowing from the
northeast, which, lor a time, gave rise to
grave fears for the safety of much valuable
property adjoining on tlte south and west.
The warehouse in the rear of Lee, Setldon
& Co.'s extensive establishment, and the
upper windows of the main building
ignited, but several streams of water from
the engines overcame the devouring flames,
and the buildings were saved. The build
ing on lhe coiner of Cary and Fourteenth
streets, occupied by Joseph P. Winston &
Co., grocers and liquor dealers, was a'so in
great danger, but the reduction of the
llatnes of the burning building Uy tho en
gines saved that also. On theoppos'te S'de
of Cary street, Sloat & Addington's ex
tensive foundry aud machine works were
endangered by the intense heat, but a plen
tiful use of water upon the front and roof,
averted the threatened calamity.
The fire originated in the engine room of
Floumoy's blind factory. He estimates his
loss at $12,000, including the buddings,
fixtures and stock. He was insured lor
$."1,000, divided as follows : V_rg°lri_ Fire and
Marine company, $2,000 ; Richmond Bank
ing and Insurance company, |i,SOO ; J. 11.
Montague, fIISOO, A lot of lose Limber
and the sale of the establishment were
Tyler.it Duncan suffered a loss of #500
wii't no insurance.
Wa'dron it Tntvlo" estimate their loss at
18,000, on wh ; ch they have an insurance of
$1,-00 in the Geoig'a Home Insurance
Benj. 11. Clark, who was at work in the
upper part of the building when the a'ann
was mm, was severely l.tii.ied while ma
king h's escape.
York River Route TO Baltijioiie.
The York River ra Iroad bus completed its
arrangements for reestablishing its regular
daily lines to Baltimore. Two elegant new
side-wheel steamer-*, the "Eastern City"
and the "Daniel Webster," have been put
on the route, and will make regular con
nections with the trains at West Point. We
take from the Baltimore American lhe fol
lowing description of the Daniel Webster:
The new end be.:rlili!lsi.e:<mer Dcntel Webster
airivcd yes.e.dey iVoin Pot t'liiit!. Blame, ami
wits moored to the wlu, ,I'of llio Richmoud and
Yo,„E vt'i* railroad co.npiiny, on Xri&tat slivet.
This s earner lia", lx j eu 11..cd v i wi.ii tilt ihe ele
ftan. convenience.'! end 0111,0: m .hat belont. 10 a
liisL-class v'siel. Then' two to ,y-*t_ sit.ic-.ooms
inberafer cabin, end she 1.1...0 has hreo hun
_re_-*oep'a„ b'-l.l_i clmosta_ coniibr.able end
lv::,' iocs as the *«__•__><____ Mo " l it'll one
huntlr'd pns.en'.ei. we.it. down to .lev.hr'f
yesterday a.'.c 1100,1, cxne. Uog Hip. t'.ie Dn tiel
Webs.or would 5..-. on he,' liis. trip. She will
le..ve to-dnv tit 4 P. M.. end beret f.er, in conicc
tion with the o he ' sole'c id s.ct.mer E. r\e._
City, w '1 m.'.ke her le^-cii'i'L.ip*. In lice days
of alia p conipe i.ion, low fines and line nceom
moda.'ous ere suie tow n.
We refer the traveling pubic and ship
pers to the advertisement of th'slueof
communication, to be found in our paper.
Delegates to the National Com
mercial Convention.—The Governor
being authorized to appoint one delegate
from each Congressional District :>.i the
State lo represent Virginia in the Nat'onal
Commercial Convention, wh*ch assem
bles in Baltimore on the 2.5 th inst., has
made the following appointments:
Ist district, W\ W. Walker; 2d, W. N.
11. .Smith; _d, J. 11. Carringlon; 4th,
Walter Coles, Jr,; sth, W. R. Berkeley ;
Oth, S. H. Moifelt: 7th, Ceo. C. Wedder
burii; Bth, R. E. Withers.
From the above vmire the following gen
tlemen were sworn in this morning :
J. B. Sherer, H. H. Fultz, James M.
Mooney, C. W. Poindexter, J. E. Taylor,
J. S. Cilliam, Thomas J. Smith, Henry
Jenkins, E. B. Echols, J. T. Mayo, Benja
_n_i Bowles, and J. W. Dolin.
Hustings Couut — Judge Guigon Pro
siding.—The following cases were disposed
Sallie Davenport, charged with stealing
$!)(J5 from John 11. Anderson. Tried and
James Kume, charged with unlawful gam
ing. Tried and acquitted.
The Sands' Case.—Deputy Sergeants
Hol/.inger and Lee arrived bore yesterday
evening, wilh the following parties, sum
moned from Charlottesville and Staunton,
in order to obtain an impartial jury for the
trial of Johnson H. Sands:
P. N. Powell, C. N. Woller, J. E. Tay
lor, J. 8. (i'Uiam, P. li. Sublett, J. A.
l.ogan, C. A. Ai.nent.ouf, 11. P. Cease,
G. A. May, 11. ti. Wit_, W. M. Bumpas,
J. B, .Scherer, 11. 11. Fultz, A. J. Triver,
J. A. I'iilford, B. M. Drake. M. M. Smart,
J. T. Bycrs, C. S. Baker, M. M. Mills, 11.
O. Sellers, S. 11. liilb, J. Wayne Spider,
A Mauchbeaume, from Staunton.
J. E. Benson, George Norris, J. P.
Mayo, J. J. Utz, Wm. Cox, J. M. Mooney,
J. C. Patterson, C. W. Poindexter, E. W.
Prentice, T. J. Smith,C. E. Bayley, Henry
Jenkins, Ben. Bowles, J. W. Dohn, J. M.
Wheeler, from Charlottesville.
Pleasant WAV to Reach Balti
more.—We cannot but congratulate the
traveling public upon the completion of ar
rangements by which has been secured
daily communication between this place
and Baltimore via the York river route.
We regard this us decidedly the most
pleasant route between the two points, it'td
now that two elegant steamers, tlie Eastern
(..ity nnd Daniel Webster, have been pro
cured, all who may select the route by
York river may be assured of a pleasant
and safe trip. The boats are regarded as
fine and fast, while the fare given by them
is first-class. Their officers bear the repu
tation of polite and accomplished gentlemen.
We trust nothing will occur soon again to
interrupt the fast g.ow : ng popularily of
this delightful route.
The Hand-in-Hand In, Hand.—
While the deferent fire companies were
engaged, this morning, in extinguishing the
lire which occurred on Cary street, and
when the flames wero almost subdued, a
water battle commenced between the Haud
in-lland *nd one of the other companies
then in action —or at least one was sup
posed to be in progress. Chief Ainslie,
we understand, ordered tho Hand-in-Hand
company under arrant, and suspended their
functions at once. His action created con
siderable dissatisfaction among the members
of this company. We hope the matter was
of a trifling character, and that the circum
stance will not affect the efficiency aud use
i fulness of the members composing it.
Local V'li •-
—The State Hoard of Education has ap
pointed Ool.K. 11. Hanks trustee for Buch
anan district, ilotetourt.
—Workmen are excavating for the new
business house on the site of the old Amer
OUT IN THE Cold.—The intelligence
w.Vch reaches us from many sections of
the S,ate, indicate an unwillingness on the
part of the people to again trust the legis
lative power of the State in the hands of
those who betrayed the people's confidence
during the last sessions of the Legislature.
This move was inaugurated by tho behead
ing of the grand Cyclops, Speaker Tinner,
to whom t.ie people of Rappahannock have
said, "No longer be officer of mine."
Next in turn came the beautiful Etadd,
of Loudoun, who supposed, in the next, he
would be able to open his beautiful petals,
and expand into a full blown flower, s'.ied
d'lig perfume and sweetness a 1! around
'Twas but yesterday we heard of another
who was cruelly slaughtered by his own
household, while multitudes have, in the
interests of their constituents, respectfully
declined rnoapottion. "It's all in my
eye, Betly Martin." These declarations
are due to the unp'casant fact that the peo
ple, remem'.er'ng the old adage, "a burnt
child dreads the fire," have wisely deter
mined lo dismiss (he serv'ces of the jobber ,
They (tbe pcop'e) have only now to con
clude, (which will be wisdom,) that it is
unsafe to trust such power in the hands of
the demagogues and office-seekers, and in
stead, entrust it to those whom they seek,
and would elect, if free from the baneful
influence of scheming politicians.
To all those who have been banished,
and are now shivering "out in the cold,''
we tender a few words of sympathy.
Richmond promises to be very gay during
the Legislative session. The funding of
the rest of the .State debt must be provided
for, there are several railroad schemes like
ly to be looked after, wlide there is any
quantity of money in the hands of the
San/cert and brokers, ready to be paid over
"for value received."
Zetelle ami the rest of our restauratuers are
painting, clean ; ng up, and are prepaiing to
furnish the richest viands to those who are
able to pay for them, whi'e fresh importa
tions of burgundy anifportand heidsickand
other wines are daily imported into our
market. A number of extras are be ; ng
prepared fur the reception of members of
this honorable body. All these things, if
indulged in to excess, ate likely to make
one sick, and as gentlemen from the rural
districts have but little discretion, those
who will be permitted to "stay at home,"
havo reason to congratulate themselves
upon their fortunate escape.
Highly Important Notice to Re
publicans.—We have experienced such
difficulties lately, by the publication of
what purported to be proceedings of the
party in different counties, having reference
to nominations, .tc, that, in order to satis
fy all parties, and to prevent contradictions
of statements, we deem it best to refuse the
publication of s'tnilar articles, unless cer
tain regulations are complied w th.
In future, proceedings of meetings must,
to insure publication in the Journal,
come to us signed by the chairman and
secretary of the meeting. We adopt this
rule, not from choice or a disposition not to
publish meeting proceedings, but in order
that we may not appear part'san, or do in
justice lo any.
We hope our friends will not disregard
our wishes ; n this respect, whereby gratify
ing us, and cnabl'ng our paper to give satis
faction to al'.
'"Tis Well."—We congratulate the
Republican party of Richmoud, and partic
ularly its members who reside in Monroe
Ward, upon the cheerirg and grat-.yiiig re
ports which reach us of the well attended
and harmonious meeting held in that ward
last .night. Th ; s begins to look like busi
ness, and when we see brethren dwelling
together ; n unity, we know it means square,
solid work. It means success to our cause ;
What ward, what township and wliat
county, will be next to follow the glorious
example of Monroe Ward. Don't let every
one speak at once, but let each individual
determine to have peace and unity; for if
we cannot unite for the purpose of defeat
ing the ' Tammany Ring," recently intro
duced in Vii'gin'a, then the party would be
unwill'iig to uirte to kill a rattlesnake.
Polici. ContT — JvMice, J. ,/. Whi'c pre
siding.—The following cases were disposed
of this morning:
Philip Sippmann, charged with be'ug
a vagrant, with no visible means of support.
< littered to return to Henrico at once—very
Andrew Jackson, colored, charged with
using insiilt'ng and abus've language on the
streets. The pariy is very young, and the
judge ordered his return to his parents.
William King, colored, charged with
stealing a dog. Not ' larcenous. Dis
Johu Lewis, colored, charged with as
saulting, striking and drawing a knife on
Ben. Winston. Discharged— 3c defeniendo.
Ctesar Crutchiield, colored, charged
with using abusive language to and
threatening James Smith. Fined one dol
Richmond County.—Wo have just
heard from Richmond county, and are now
satisfied we have won our bet. We would
respectfully ask the Entjuirw to go with us
to Scanimells and pay up liko au honest,
and misguided individual, tho bet which
was accepted by it a few days ago.
Unmaxlable Letters RelMainino
in the Richmond Postoeeice Ski>
tembeh 14, 1871. —Miss Virginia Hay,
New York ; Mrs. Matilda C. lluntou, Fau
quier county, Va. ; Mrs. Henry (iillmer,
Toronto, Canada; Wright & Co., Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil; 11. Richeson, Brick church;
"B," Richmond, Va.
Distance Shortened to Norfolk.
It is barely possible Mr. Hutler intended it
to benefit this city, but h ; s Dutch Cap ca
nal has had that effect, whether intended or
not. The John Sylvester recently made
her first trip through the canal, which was
accomplished successfully and to the satis
faction of her officers.
By this means the distance between Nor
folk and Richmond has been shortened
about seven miles.
The Southern and Atlantic Tel
egraph Company.—We burn that this
company has established additional offices
at the following places: (jlreeusboro,North
Carolina ; Chester, South Carolina; Char
lotte, North Carolina; Columbia, South
Carolina, and will, in a few days, establish
others. It proposes to do business at re
Read, and don't cc Afraid.—No
fact is more universally conceded, than that
men's political and religious opinions aro
de ermined by their education and associa
tion. It is rarely a child goes astray, when
it grows to manhood , from the teachings
of christian parents, he or she generally .
grow up in the faith espoused by Hie
So it is in politic 1. The masses seldom
think for t.iemselves, but are geuerally '
guided in their actions by the few whom
they have learned to regard as leaders. If
an individual reads but one newspaper,
political in its character, he is most likely
to become /injudicial in favor of its doc
So we'l aware are denirgogues and polit- '
ical Irieksters of this fact that (hey unusual
ly decline themselves to read anything dif
fering from the ; r own views. They attempt
by force of example to induce the masses
to follow them, at the same t'"me knowing
the injustice ihey are do ; ng. We are en- '
deavoring to establish, particularly during
the campaign, a new order of th'tigs. We
earnestly desire to intvodt cc among Demc
crats who re id a Repub i *an paper. We
wait them to see both sides, to hear what
both par'.'es have to say, and make com* '
p,ir'sons of the merits of the two.
Whi'e we Ihink the subscriber to our pa
per gets the worth of his money, in every
instance, if there is one, two, ten, a hun
dred, a thousand, or ten thousand Demo
crats in Virgiri ; a, who feel themselves too ■
poor to subscribe to a paper, if they, or our
political friend, will furnish their .lames
and peetoS.ce address, we will send them (
our paper free.
For some time we have adopted this plan, j
and find ii, a complete success. Our paper 1
is at present, read by more Democrats than
was evcr'a Republican paper in ties Slate
It is telling, too, in our favor, although
we are frequently amused at the character
of letters we soiuet'ines receive from "sore
heads," who, at times, grow offended nt
the idea of a Republican paper being sent
We ciin stand all such letters so long as
the writers continue to hear what we have
to say through our columns. Write as
many "scorchers" as you please, we'l!
read them all, just so you give us a little
of your attention. We are now issuing
the Daily, Semi-Weekly and Weekly
State Journal, which is not reaching
out into the Sta'e to call the righteous, but
sinners unto repentance. Send along the
names of your most rampant Democrats,
and let es reason with them hi a calm and
good-natured mamer. aud see if we don't
have a pentacostial shower that will get up
a good old fashioned revival, and inc~ea.se
by 1872, our church members at least
twenty thousand in this State.
Another Improvement.—We learu
tliat it is contemplated to erect a handsome
store-building on the site of the American '
Hotel. This vacant space is one of the few
traces still remaining of the terrible confla
gration of April, ISGS, aud it will be a
matter of sell-congratulation with us all
when every vest'ge of its destructive fury
shall be hidden from view, and lhe frightful
scourge be s'tnply remembered as a historic
!>£" I'lie It.'si Kvei- Made.** ..fniinot use any
o.her." "Never could use llakinc Powders until
I tried yours." "My family will not use any
other." "It is perfectly splendid." "I find it
much cheaper than others." "Think it superior
to any I have ever tried." These are a few of
the many expressions in favor of Dooley's Yeast
Poa'prb, which well deserves the rapidly increa
sing sale It has attained for making sweet, light,
and healthy biscuits, rolls, pa*»try, kc For pur
ity, st rength and economy it has no equal. It
can be obtained at your grocer's. Dooley k Rro-
TBBB, Proprietors, (j. New street, New York.
I>_, 'Tluir-t.iu':. Ivorr I'carl Tooth V owders
is strongly recommended as the best dentrifrice
known. It cleanses and pre->eives tho teeth
hardens the gums, sweetens the breath; and, con
taining no acid or gritty substance, is perfectly
harmless, and can be used daily wilh great ad
vantage. Solil by all druggists. Price, .fl and
50 per bottle.
&._. '.(.iivi'ii's Inodorous Kid (.love 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 perfer.cctly free from any
dor. For sale by druggists and fancy goods
dealers. Price, 2.1 cents a hot tie.
IS-i*~T"h._ipsou's Pomade Outline, as a dress
ing lor lhe Hair, is all that is required; purely
vegetable and highly per.umed it soiCns, itu
proves and beautifies the Hair, stroiiglheiis the
roots, and gives it a rich glossy appearance.—
For sale by till druggists. Price, M and T_ ci'iils
.>;■ Itillitn ,1 'I'.-tiiiili. Kiilt.ii il and Ives, cor.
tier of Bliiiu and Klcvcnth streets, keep the most
fashionable llilliiird Saloon in Richmond. Their
tables are all new, and everything connected
with the establishment is iirst-class. Players
an. informed that wins 1 ling is positively pro
&_r*u(.sci'ilie to Ldwui.s' Uircuialiiig Libra.
ry, now containing nearly FIVE THOUSAND
' VO..UMES of choice and interesting ivuilinc
1 matter on all subjects. Terms moderate, only
, twenty-live cents per month and a deposit of
one dollar. Everybody ought to be able to read
[ at these rales.
On the 12th, tit Leigh-Slreet Baptist chinch, in
t thisciiv, by Rev. A. E. Dickinson, A. B. SVTII
ERL AND, Et q., of New York, to Miss LAURA
H. OTEY, of Henrico.
' On the ISth instant, fri'ier an illness ot three
' mouths, Mrs. VIRGINIA A. TRAYLOR, con
sort of Junius N, Traylor, aged Mi years.
In Henrico county, on the evening of the 12th
; ins.ant. PAi'lUOl-11. JORDAN, aged 72 years
In IJIu-sic.field county, JOHN £~ youngest
" child of John H. and Emily E. Burton, aged S
', years S nioiuhs and It) days.
I- On the lull Instant, iv this city, CHARLES I.
• BALDWIN, in the sad year of his age.
~ -piM-MI PRIZES! PRIZES!
AT U3I BROAD STREET, BETWEEN
CTH iL.MI 7TK.
|i HANDSOME UHROMO-UOYERED BOXE-i,
containing a line article of
>r MIXED FRENCH CONFECTIONERY,
Ie witli a prize, value in gold, of from 10 cents to *1(
IS Uo-mOsii! Come At-i, I sel2—lm
.- ___ — — • _-t
•|*llE SOUTHERN ASS<M,'l__TlOBi.—RAF
r . \\ FLE lor the Benefit ol the Widows and Or
, ( j phans of the Southern Suites.
DisaaißPTios No 536. Evsamu'.SKrT. 13.
W 3 HI T4 68 21 « .7 "S -» f- 8b 11 79 71
lr Diariiißitrioa No.-37. Muasm., Sei-t. 14
IS 17 1 42 3a S 6 27 13 10 -5 .2 9
es Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 14tl
Hi day of Septe'mlK?r 1871.
SIMMONS _ CO., O. Q.TOMPKIN.S,
r- Managers. Commissioner,
=h CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pin
clias.il from Captain W. 1. DABNEY, at th
c " Branch olllce, No. tf Twelfth street, thrtw door
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH.
THE HODGE DEFALCATION!
He Confesses and Begs for Leniency!
The Sew York Finanrial Troubleal
IE ILLINOIS EPISCOPAL COSYEVI'ION !
CONDITION OF AFFAIRS IN LOUISIANA!
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS!
Cholera in Prussia 1
Dismemberment of tne National Giiaril!
HEIRS' UFSSllii: COOLLY RECEIVED!
The Hud.c Defalcation--He t .■til,—is nnd t.
Begs I'ur Leniency, Sec. () |
Washington, Sept. M.—-Major Hodge, in
a letter to the Secretary of War, confess
ing liis deification, implicates a banking «
house in New York, who, it is saitl, he states . ■*'
knew thai, the money used in the specula- ~
tions was goveinment money. '
His letter confesses to $4.>0,000. He does '*
not moiuion the name of the New York ;'
firm which knowingly used the money.
He asks for leniency _ :id be/za a smalt pro
vision for his family. Hodge has about
$_O,<MX) worth of property. N
The Illinois Lplscoiml Convention--Chief Jus- ~
tice Chase. ">
Chicago. Sept. 14.—1n the Kpiseopal
Diocesan Convention, Hishop W'h .chouse
narrated the 'ncidents of his recent visit to _]
Christ church. He ceusured the wardens se
for continuing lo employ a tlegraded minis-
ler aud d-sposed oi tlie wardens by degrad- pj
ing them. 1,.,
Chief Justice Chase has entirely recov- ,„
ored h's health and strength. '[
.'Con.lU : oii oT All'uir* in Louisiana.'* 11l
Neic York, September 14. —Tlte subjoin- •
ed report, in reference to the present cm- °*
tlition of atfairs in Louisiana, was forward
ed to-day to the secretary of the National T
Council Union League of America by Thos.
W. Conway, State superintendent of edu- *..
cation for ..oti'siana, anil a member of the ».
To Tho*. Matter, Secretary tf the. Xationol V. L.
of A. :
The Councils of the League in Louisiana may ~
bedi. cont'nued. G-ove.vior Wni-noutli's admin
istration has .ecured a sttilo of perieot jieace i.t
every part of the Stele. The Ku-Klux have tl't'd
out under it, and I sec no necit for the Louciii' T
any louder, as v nieuus of ptttieeiully securiic.
the richts of loyal men.
[Signed] Titos. W. Cohwav.
Fruni France. -~
THIERS' ME.,SAUK —A RECESS OK THE hi
ASSEMBLY ORDERED. \1
Versailles, September 14.- —In the As- *)
sembly to-day, a message from I'resident **
Thiers was received, the reading of which
lasted half an hour. He says that the
members have well earned a suspension of y
their arduous labors. j,-
He pronrses, in the meantime, to work j,
incessantly for the organization of the g
country, and frankly asks the deputies to *_
ascertain from their constituents at home, j
whether the coiinlry wishes for reconstruc
tion, based on t'to glorious trttdit : oi's if
a thousand years, or (or the abandonment -
of the ship of State to the torrent leading ,'
to the unknown future.
In brief, whether the people want a mon- ..
archy or a Republic.
The message was coolly received ; some
passages benig greeted with laughter.
The Assembly then proceeded to discuss,
and finally adopted, tho bill providing the h
prorogation of the session from the 17th of t;
September untl the 4th of December. The
main feature of the bill is the appointment .
of a committee of twenty-five to control ji
the government during the recess. 4
DISARMAMENT Ol' THE NATIONAL
.'_.'», September li.—The disarmament 1
of the National Guards has commenced. ,
No resistance is being made and tranquility s
prevails everywhere. \
THE CHOLEKA IN PRUSSIA, &0. I
Loiuloii, September 14. —Dispatches from *
various points show that the cholera is *
dreadful in the central and southern por- i
tious of Prussia.
The associated employes of New Castle
have 4,118 men working, which number is i
being increased by constant additions. This Jj
will soon restore the former activity to the
Front T\'ew York.
THE FINANCIAL TROUBLES. 1
A r i.. York. Sept. 14.—The Sun says (
that Mayor Hall intended, in event of Con- -i
nelly's resignation, to appoint Gen. MeClel- '
lan, who had been approached and roluc- ,
tantly consented to take the office, 'l'he I
' Sun is assured that the mayor intends to '
proceed for Connelly's impeachment.
LAST NIUHTS DIS. Alt 111.*..
From \\ iisliiii_t.nl.
Washington, .Sept. 13.—Senator Pool j
aud Representatives Buckley and Heck, .
constituting a sub-committee of the Ku- ,
Klux Investigating Committee, met to-day ,
to examine antl digest a mass of evidence
i furnished by the executive ollicers of the ,
Southern States, concerning their linttneies, ,
. taxation, election laws, i.e., in order to re
port to the full committee of twenty-one,
which meets on the 20th hist.
The sub-committee find to-day that sev
* eral Governors have failed to furnish the
'■ information requested by the chairman of
the full committee, and the report, upon
the matters above indicated, will be incom
plete unless such information is coinmuni
■ cated without further delay.
Major John Ledyard Hodge, Paymaster
of the United States Army, has been taken
o to Fort Mcllenry for solitary confinement,
charged with a heavy defalcation—certain
- ly a half million, and probably more.
'. The Attorney-Genera 1 decides that the
r- Government has no priority over private
creditors of insolvent National batiks. The
_ question grew out of the failure of the First
_ National Rank of New Orleans in 1807.
From New York.
J, WORKINOMEN'S DEMONSTRATION FOR
THE EIGHT HOUR SYSTEM.
New York, September VA. —Several thous
and workmen paraded the streets to-day
i- with flags and banners for eight hou.s as a
JJ day's work. A small cannon in the line,
was drawn by eight men; the cannoneers
evening $xm jmrniai.
Official Paper for the (.ovr rum. nt.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
ONE DOLLAR l>er sqnarc of eight lines, solid
SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or by
contract, with regular patrons.
bearing a banner inscribed, "ei<rht hours ;
peaceably, if we can; forceib.y, if we
There were 10,000 in the line and an im
mense number followed on the side-walks.
Everything lwwevcr, passed off orderly.
THE FINANCIAL fMBROOLIO.
New York, September I.l.—The Sim
says that there is no longer any doubt but
that Mr. .Sweeney and Mr. Hall have cut
loose from Connolly and Tweed. The Citi
zens' Committee have adopted a report
recomending the institution of civil and
criminal suits against the officials.
.Veto York, .September 13. —It is stated
that Recorder Parcels, of Long Island City,
is to be imeached for misappropriation of
Roughs stoned a street car last night,
hurting several persons.
The Health of Savannah.
Savannah, (fa., September IK —In
consequence of the many rumors eirculal
ed in fitse of the denial by the mayor and
physicians of this c ; ty, it is deemed neccssa- .
ry to reiterate the statement that there is
no yellow feverhcre, nor has there been a
single case during the season. The health
of the city is unprecedented ly good. Ru
mors to the contrary are wholly gratui
tous, and are no doubt put in circulation to
injure the trade of .Savannah. The mor
tuary report for the week ending Saturday,
tbe Oth, gives a total of twenty-two death i,
of which fifteen are negroes.
Illinois I 'piscopal Convention.
Chicago, September 13. —-The ..Illinois
Episcopal Convention has passed tha follow
ing additional section to the constitution:
"No clergyman shall resort to the civil
courts to arrest or avoid ecclesiastical pro
ceedings against him, under penalty of
suspension, ipso facto,'"
New _ers?y Democratic Convention.
Trtntim, K. J,, September 13. —The
New Jersey Democratic Convention has
nominated Joel I'arker as their candidate
for Governor by acclamation.
• From Cuba.
Havana, September 13.—The local au
thorities in various parts of the Island have
sent to Havana over _,(MM> Chinese. The
time of the apprenticeship of some had ex
pired, while others are runaways. The
first-named, according to previous laws,
must re-hire theivsp. yes or leave Cuba.
The last-named will be deliverd up to their
» The notorious insurgent Lari and five
others havo delivered themselves up.
THE "STRIKINUV' MANIA EXTENDING.
London, September 1,1. —It is announced
that thirty-five collieries and iron-works ; n
Monmouthshire, Wales, are about to strike
for ten per cent, advance in wages.
The people of Cardiff are intensely indig
nant at the landing of the American ship
"Lorette" with the cholera.
THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY TO Bit.
Salzburg, September 13.—1t has been
decided by Prince Bismarck, Count Yon
Buest, and other diplomats who remained
here after the departure of the Kinperors
William and Francis Joseph, to suppress
the International Society, and to settle
finally tho Sehleiswig question.
Florence, Sept. 13. —The ('pinione states
that the French Minister declares that
France accepts the accomplished facts in
Italy, and that she only wishes to see the
spiritual independence of the people secure,
lhe renewal of cordial relations between
France and Italy is therefore jiossible.
Madrid, Sept. 13.—The police, who
fa ; 'ed to enforce the edict against gambling
houses, have been dismissed.
King Amadeus has entirely recovered
from his recent indisposition.
Washington, September 12.—Tho follow
ing table of special nativities has been ob
ta'ued from tlie Census office:
Xtu> York City Total imputation, 942,292;
born in lhe United States, 6_i,198 j born in the
State, 4tv!,109; horn in New Jersey, s.Otil; born
in Connecticut, 5,140; bo.n in Pennsylvania,
PhiOah Iphia, Venn. —Population, 674,022; born
in the t'uiied Suites, 4.0,..45; born in the State,
4_.,_60; born in New Jersey, 18,167; born iv
Delaware, It,*_.(,; born iv New York, B,S(j-.
Sroot.hoi, X. V. —Total population, 896,099;
horn in the Untied States, __1,.i51; horn lv ihe
Slate, 219.774; bO-nln New .le.'soy, C.ii Oil; In,in
iii Massachusetts, ..711; born in Connecticut,
Baltimore, M.l.— Total population, 267,344 ;
bo. v in tho United Slates, ..0.570 ; l_.ru in tin-
State, 137,6.0; born in Virginia ahd "West "Vir
ginia. 9,079; Ixirii in Pennsylvania, .1,121 ; born in
New York, 8,01-.
Boston, messs. —Total .Kipultition, 2Vi,,.26; botn
in the United States, 172,450; born in the State,
127,'_*); ben hi Maine, 14,,5;,5; ;,otn in Now
Hampshire, 7,612 ; bom in Vermont, 2,495.
Buffalo, x. I'.—Total.lopulalion, 117,714; born
in t'.ie I'nited Stales, 71,477 ; born in the State,
65,.90; born In Pennsylvania, 996; born in Mas
sachusetts, 769 ; born in Connecticut, 613.
Jersey city, X. J.—Total population, 82,546;
bom in lhe United States, 50,711 ; born in the
State, 27,506 ; born in New York, 17,590 ; born in
Pennsylvania, 1,201; born in' Massachusetts,
Albany, X. }".— Total population, 69,422 ; born
in the United States, 14.215 ; born in ihe State,
44.951 ; bora in Massachusetts, 591 ; born in Con
necticut, 252 ; boru in Pennsylvania, 227.
-Vuiu.t-iic-, tf. /.—Total population, 68,904;
born in the United States, 51,727 ; born in the
State, 37,22.1; born in Miissachusetlß, 6,933 ; boru
in Connecticut, 1,820; born in New York, 1,675.
— ——«•» ■
Small-pox is bad at Pittsburg, Pennsyl
vania. At the opening of the public
schools, hundreds of pupils were absent
through the fear of contagion, while several
who applied for admission were refused
upon proof that small-pox was among their
families. "There is no doubt," says the
'■ Dispatch, "but that this dreaded disease
: still prevails to a degree calculated lo cx
i cite apprehension."
i FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Daily State Journal Office, t
■ RlcH_io.il>, Sept. 14, 1871. S
1 We quote first-class paper at Bto 10 per
1 cent, per annum. Richmond city lionds are held
- at ,'0 cents. Virginia State stocks.lull There is
- an active demand fur first-class railroad securi
_ Richmond (.lain Market.
Co>» and Flour Exo-an..,
KicH-oNo.Sept. I k, IS7L J
Wheat—While, 7U4 bushels. lie/I, 1304 do.
c Cokn—White,66Bbushels.. Mixed, lm bushels
£ Oats—l4oo bushels.
' Xm —6 bushels.
"• Wheat—White, 602 bushels at |I.t-> for seed.
♦1.60fe)»1.«2>_ lor very good; »l._o for fair; »1 ...',
levrgood. lied— lIIHI bushels at tl 65 for seed;
*1 tiO for very good; »1.47 Hi ©1.60 for good; tl 1.v,.
I. t1.30 for common.
Cokn—White, 24 bushels at 87". cents for very
good. Milted, 30 bushels good at 86 cents.
S- Oats—64 bushels very good -priug at 68c; 124
bushels do. at S7c.
' t—rtrfi ■
Wbsat—Bed, 110 bushels.
e » Cork—White, 262 bushels
fS Oats—ltHJtl bUßhele.