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7b the Editor of the State Journal.
jr In the Washington Chronicle oi Sep
tember 14, 1 noticed a communication
from a correspondent, who uses the signa
ture "More Anon." Why this writer
chooses the Washington journal as his
medium, is plainly apparent to all who
know the importance to a certain party, of
guarding his position, at tho Capital, and
the possible consideration he may receive
for his side thrust at a gentleman, who has
exhibited a similar degree of moral courage
to that shown by General Longslreet, and
This correspondent speaks of his own
position in tlte highest style of seli'-gratula
lion. "As for us, we plant ourselves as
being Republicans pure and unalloyed."
It is not possible that he is like some
other "pure anil unalloyed Republicans,"
planted like a post, holding his own posi
tion, but neither increasing, nor the cause
of increase; instead of planted like a thrifty
tree, not only growing himself in strength
and usefulness, but thawing to liim and
sheltering weaker plants. 1 would com
mend to ''.More Anon" a careful study of
the ISth and 20th verses of chapter 2, Gen
eral Kpistle of James.
Republicans in Virginia must show their
faith by their wtirks, for "failh without
works is dead." Instead of hunting up
musty records as to what men have been,
make a careful study of what they now are.
The patriot who dolled the grey and honest
ly works for Republican principles to-day,
is more valuable to his country and party,
than he who wore blue, anil now clothes
himself in the conservative color, so pleas
ing to the .popular eye.
come over at once, join the Itepublican
party anil take chaise of the political power
of the .State, in opposition to the 1 leniocrats,
and their oltl political opponents. By the
"new departure," which is entirely a
Northern Democratic notion, it is proposed
for the Southern Democrats to conciliate
the colored vote and secure it for the Demo
cratic party—not for the Conservative party
or for the Whigs, but for the Democrat*.
party. It is designed to add that vote to
the Democratic party for the purpose o
giving that organization the political pmvc
in the South, anil if any Old Line Whig
supposes it is intended in any shape or font
to help him or men of his Ibrmer part}
sympathies he is vastly mistaken. The
Democrats work for themselves exclusively
and they do not divide spoils with any bu
of their true faith.
What acquisitions of strength or powi
they can gain to their so-called Conserva
tive organization at the .South, will go to
the credit alone of the Democrats, who are
.suffered to manage that organization am
who aro members of the national organiza
tion, which the Old Line Whigs of th
I.h are not, of course. So that th
gs will find they are throwing thei
r away when working for the success
ie so-called Conservative party.* Ther
o such party considered in nationa
es. How was it a few months ago
v the Democratic press of this State wa
ng so lustily for a Democratic organiza
in the State, and abusing- the Oltl Lin
Whigs as being untrustworthy? They
changed their tune only because Taut
many told them to continue as they were
until they could fleece the people of the
Ite out of heavy stealings at the next
islature antl put it down to tho discredit
.lie Conservative party. It would not
it could not in that ease be chanted
inst the Democrats, because it would be
ler tlio Conservative organization the
ding measures are to be passed. Hut
us say, precious little of the stealing
I ever be suffered to find their way iuto
any but Democratic pockets. That's a
sure thing; though the Conservatives will
have to bear the blame.
We t are astounded at the infatuation of
some of-the old Whig newspapers of the
South and at old Whigs also, when wchear
them complaining and growling about "car
pet-baggers, scalawags, and negroes tilling
the offices, to the exclusion of better men."
Now, we want to know who is a greater
"carpet-bagger" than Gilbert C. Walker?
and he was elected to the position of Gov
ernor of this State on the declaration that
he was a Hepublican and was in accord with
the government at Washington. And we
want to know if there is anywhere in the
' South a "carpet-bagger" who has managed
and is managing by book or by crook to
fleece more money out of the people than
he is, by his funding bill antl other swin
dles, of which he is the acknowledged head
The true state of the case is just this :—
The war has upset the political status
of the people of this State, and the Demo
crats Know it, but the Old Line Whigs
don't seem to know it; and the Democrats
finding themselves in such a small minority
are striving hard to "pull the wool" over
the eyes of the Whigs in order to get the
control of affairs. In" the meantime, the
Republicans have the numbers and control
matters generally their own way ; but as
thi'V lack intelligence, through the refusal
of their former party adherents tho Whigs,
holding aloof from them, they appoint the
best men they have, to positions, and say
to the Whigs, "if you dont like the carpet
baggers, scalawags, and negroes to rule
over you and hold offices, all you have to
do is to come over and join your old party,
the Republican*, and we will allow you to
bold the office, and rule the land; but if
you won't do so, we don't design that the
Democrats shall have the honors; there
fore, we will give them to the carpet-bag
gers, scalawags antl negroes."
This is the true position of mailers, as
is given out repeatedly by the voice and
press of the Republican party ; and if the
Old Lino Whigs of our .State are so far sunk
into subjugation to the Democratic party as
they cannot separate themselves from that
party, even now that the designs of the
"new departure" policy are made plain to
llu ni, we pity them in the extreme ; for
here is a powerful party that really awaits
them and solicits them to come forward and
lake command of it, and which refuses the
similar advances from the Democrats, and
etill they are unwilling to move, unless they
move tied to the tail end of tho locofoco
It is useless, it is folly, for the Old Line
Whigs of our State to stand aloof and re
fuse to take hold by allying themselves
>vith the Republican party. Whatever of
i.vjj may befall our State, now after we arc
in tlte Union and we should again place our
citizen, fully in accord villi our government,
will be justly laid to their blame, whether
that evil flows from Republican or Demo
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MKS&S5J RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 19.1871. VOL. III. NO. 258.
come forward and take the choice seats in
the tabernacle, with plenty of voters to
give and ensure them the political power of
the State, tbat they may wield it for the
prosperity of tbe people ; but listening to
the siren song of locolbcoism they hesitate.
In the meantime, let us repeat what our
Richmond Republican cotemporary, the
State Journal, told them a few days ago :
they will have to continue under the rule
of the "carpet-baggers, scalawags and
negroes," for the locofocos will not be al
lowed again to rule and ruin this Slate.
THE KENTUCKY All Kill 1..
'lie Family ol'OM John I!ar|w>r Killed in their
Beds—-Their Heads Split Open with a Hutch
.'i—A Horrid Work.
The Louisville Courier-Journal of Tues
day gives tlie details of llie terrible numler
of the Harper family, at their home in
Woodford eotuity, on Sunday night last, of
which telegraphic mention has been made
in the Journal. It says:
The brother and sister of old Mr. John
Harper, the owner of Ixingfellow, were
murdered in their beds, at their residence,
in Woodford county, just before daylight,
yesterday morning. Who did the terrible
tlecd is not known. Mr. John Harper and
his old bachelor brother and maiden sister
were the only white persons who lived on
the place. They were born there, and had
lived there together until the youngest was
over seventy years of age. It was an
immense estate—one of the largest—antl
the owners the most wealthy farmers in
Kentucky. It is about three miles from
Midwfty, and fifteen miles from Lexing
ton, adjoins the great Alexander stockist, m,
and is in the heart of the Blue (irass re
gion. Mr. John Harper was not at home
on the fatal night, lie had gone to the
lA'xington races, at which the famous Long
fellow and several others of his horses were
to run. Mr. Jacob Harper and Miss I'etsy
Harper were the only ones at home, except
about twenty or thirty negroes, who are
employed upon the plantation.
urscovEitv oe the MTtrder.
Judging front appearances the bloody
work must have been committed about .'t
o'clock iv the morning. It was not discov
ered until after sun tqi. Mr. Jacob slept
in a room adjoining that of his sister upon
the first floor. About half-past five o'clock
the housekeeper, a negro woman, went into
the room of Miss Bets)' but noticed noth
ing wrong, but she remembers of hearing
the oltl lady groan once or twice ; but as
she was very feeble and bad been almost
bedridden for a long time, no particular at
tention was paiil to it. A half hour after
this Mr. Harper's nian servant went in to
wake liim. He lirst called, anil then took
hold of the old man's shoulder, but still no
ticed nothing except he was unusually hard
to wake. He then left the room. The first
discovery was made by the woman servant,
who, having gone in to wake Miss Betsy,
noticed blood upon the bed clothes, antl
upon looking closer, found that the old
laity's head anil face were horribly gashed,
and that she was lying in a pool of blood.
The bed was literally besmeared with gore.
The woman ran out screaming and the
alarm was given. Word of the terrible
tragedy was sent through the neighborhood
and soon excited people began to lloek from
all directions. Mr. Harper was found with
his head almost beaten to a jelly and dead.
He was cold aud stark and stiff. Miss
Betsy was unconscious, but still living. She
was not dead at noon yesterday.
All HI VAL OP JOIIN HARPER.
A messenger was sent to Lexington for
Mr. John Harper, and he arrived about 9
o'clock to lind his beautiful home in an up
roar, and his aged brother and aged and
feeble sister the victims of a crime so hor
rid and brutal antl bloody that the shock of
it almost overcame him. The whole neigh
borhood had assembled and crowded the
rooms and the halls in mule horror. The
negroes stood around the doors weeping,
and the oltl house-servant, the nurse of
Miss Betsy, knelt at the bedside of her oltl
mistress, crying as if her heart would
break. What a reception for the man of
70 years 1 His grief, it is said, was inde
scribable. He cried like a child. It was a
terrible moment, and many who had feared
the consequences of his arrival, now be
lieved that he would not survive the shock.
OBJECT OF THE ASSASSIN'S.
It seems that, on Saturday last, Mr.
Jacob Harper went down to Frankfort, and,
it is thought, tlrew five hundred or a thou
sand dollars out of bank. Upon his return
to Midway, he offered to bet large amounts
on the Longfellow race, and exhibited
money, anil this came to the knowledge of
the assassins. Il was not the habit of the
family to keep money about the house.
Money was undoubtedly the object of the
murder, but whether the murderers ob
tained any or not, is not known. A
pocket-book that Mr. Harper generally
carried was missing from his body, though
nothing else about the house was disturbed.
The murder.!- forced their way into the
house through a window. The weapon
used was a hatchet. Mr. Harper's head
was cut and beaten to a jelly. Miss Betsy
received seven (rightful gashes over her
head antl face, and the back part of her
skull was crushed in. She became con
scious on Monday, but was unaware that
anything had happened. Upon being asked
who had been in the house during the night,
she replied nobody. Who struck her; no
body. Who killed Jake; nobody. She
was coneiotis of everything except the ter
rible deed which had been so fatal to her.
Physicians say that she may live for eight
or ten days yet, but that she is so old and
feeble that she can hardly recover.
Subsequent developments point with
strong suspicion to several negroes, as the
murderers and they have been arrested.
The whole bluegrass region was in a ter
rible state of excitement yesterday. Aboul
Midway and in Lexington people quit work
so greatly was the whole community ap
palled by the horror of the thing. It is
hoped that there will be no lynching or Ku-
Kluxing, but the people are excited and
there is no telling wliat may come of it all.
Mr. Harper has telegraphed for several
of the shrewdest detectives in the country,
and the matter will be sifted to the bottom.
It is as appalling as the famous Nathan
murder, antl more bloody. The victims
are among the most wealthy people iv the
Slate of Kentucky, and the murder, front
its cruelty, will attract the attention from
the close connection of the murdered with a
man whose name has so recently been in
the mouths of everybody in the country.
The Rogers Locomotive Company of
Patterson, New Jersey, have tiled a suit in
the Circuit couit of St. Louis against the
North Missouri railroad company to recov
er $1,000,01111. the alleged amount of indebt
edntss ul the company for the furnishing
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Advance Sheets of the Ninth
Census.—Francis A. Walker, superinten
dent of the Census ( mice, Washington, 1),
C, has laid us under obligations to him for
advance sheets of the ninth census of the
United .States. The vol tune comprises 209
pages of the population volume, contain
ing : Table 1— My States and territories,
as white, free colored, slave, Chinese, ami
Indian, 1870—17.0. Table 2—Uy coun
ties, as white, free colored, slave, Chinese,
and Indian, IS7O—-1700. Table A— l'y
civil divisions less than counties, as native
ami foreigner, white and colored, in I*7o,
and as white antl mloicl in 1800 antl 1830.
Table 4—General nativity, 1570,1800, 1860
and foreign parentage, 1870. We have al
ready given our readers much of the infor
mation contained in the volume before us.
We learn by a circular loiter from Mr.
Walker that the permanent issue of the
population volume may be delayed for two
or three months yet, in order to complete
one of the most important tables which it
will contain. The volume is handsomely
printed, and il is a remarkable fact that the
tables have been so accurately pi .pared and
published that no errata are to be found in
them by the office, a result, it is claimed,
never before attained in a statistical work
of such magnitude.
oi'it Streets.—The letter of our Phil
adelphia correspondent, "Traveller," pub
lished i i yesterday's paper,}brielly alludes
to the Streets of that fit)' and of Richmond.
He evidently prefers the Ilal road-bed of
the former io the ridgy-shaped streets of
our city. When we take into considera
tion the natural features of lhe two Idea
tions, the peculiarities spoken of will ap
pear unavoidable, at least so far as Jtieh
mond is concerned. Were our slreels
Ilal as those of Philadelphia, and the
gutters of less depth ami width, each
thoroughfare, in times of heavy rains,
would be changed to a rolling river, the
water sweeping over the entile street, and
tumbling down the hillsides like so many
Niagaras on a frolic.
But our streets are not remarkably dif
ferent from those of other cities, if we ex
cept the west end of Broad, and we are con
vinced -that our correspondent had that lo
cality in his mind's eye when he wrote his
letter. The ridge ill the middle of that
street is plain to be seen. It rise.: higher
and higher as it extends westward. I low to
get around it, or over it or under it,
is now the problem which is vex
ing the minds of the residents
along its base. The man who "strained at
a gnat and swallowed a camel" has been
sent for, and it is to be hoped he will lose
no time, when he arrives, in relieving our
friends of West Broad street of the large
monster that lies iv front of their doors.
Temperance.—A new section of the
Cadets of 1 lonor and Temperance was in
stituted at Springlield Hall Wednesday
night. The following ollicers were elected;
R. F. Styll, Worthy Governor ; James B.
Clopton, First Assistant Governor; J. B.
Ladd, Second Assistant Governor; R. S.
Gordon, Third Assistant Governor; Wm.
11. Godsey, Grand Archonf; C. W. Flip
pen, Vice Archon ; W. A. Solatium,
Treasurer; Joseph Dattron, Assistant Treas
urer; L. Jacobson, Secretary; A. Me. A.
Parker, Assistant Secretary, J. 11. Ainslie,
Usher; C. S. Preston, Assistant Usher;
J. 11. Cook, I. W.; A. T. Parker, O. S.;
The new section is called Springlield Sec
tion, No. A, I. O. C. H. T.
for Richmond Capitalists. —The Petersburg
Index of this -morning devotes considerable
of its editorial space to the statement of
profits of the Petersburg Cotton Mills, an
establishment for the manufacture of cot
ton gootls from raw material. By this ex
hibit the company, iv eleven months, mad.
a clear prolit of 136,356.36 —equivalent In
20 per cent, on the capital stock. With
such facts staring us in the face, Rich
mond, with her immense water power, and
her numerous sites for building factories,
has not a single cotton J'actory. One is in
successful operation, we believe, in Man
chester. We hope some of our enterpri
sing capitalists will take to their counting
rooms the statement of the agent of the Pe
tersburg Cotton Mills, and consider lhe
propriety of investing a portion of their
surplus capital in a similar enterprise, which
has proven so profitable to Petersburg.
The Li.M B Trade.—Before the damage
to the canal, one year ago, an active antl,
to some extent, new interest was springing
up in the lime trade, through the energy and
industry of Messrs. Dillon .. Kllelt, of this
city. The largest kilns for binning ever
erected in Virginia were built by them near
the canal in the county of Botetourt. Sus
pension of transportation destroyed for the
time being this enterprise, which had grown
into large proportions, but now that it is
restored, the proprietors of the works re
commence operations for the purpose of
developing, on a large scale, this element of
our resources. In Alabama, North and
South Carolina, and a large portion of Vir
ginia, this lime has come into general favor
for agricultural and building purposes. The
lime trade and many other valuable pur
suits will receive a fresh impulse in conse
quence of the restoration of the caual to the
Botetourt county is the home of the lime
business in A'irgiuia, and it is carried on
there lo a considerable extent. John S.
Wilson, Esq., of Buchanan, has for a num
ber of years been largely engaged in the
manufacture and shipment of lime. 'Ibe
destruction of the canal interfered materially
with this busiiiess, but in a short time it
promises to be renewed with i icrctiscd
Smri'iil) in lioND. —Tho quantity o
tobacco shipped in bond from this distric
during August was 1,1.1,028 pounds, clasi
'''2, and 150 pounds, class 16. Receivet
and shipped (rata other districts, 11K,01
pounds, class 112.
Gordon, of this city, has been appointed
railway postal clerk between Washington
and Weldon, at a salary of $1,200 per
annum, to take elfecl July 1, IS7I.
( ity railway is kept alive at an annual cost
to the stockholders of several thousand dol
lars. Il is a great accommodation to those
who have a long disUinco to travel, anil in
fart has become one of the necessities of
every city thai makes any pretensions to
size and respectability.
The running of cars, in a city like Rich
mond, is surrounded by many dilliculties ;
among them no greater one is experienced
then that of making distinctions between
the white and colored people, who are dis
posed to make a convenience of them.
nal revenue department, in attempting 10
ride on car No. 5, complains that he was
Inciliii ejected from the ear by the driver,
and that such violence was used and he so
roughly handled as to receive severe bruises
and injuries. Whatever may be tho facts,
lie bears marks of violence, which were re
ceived, according to his statement, by the
rough and violent treatment of the driver.
Preferring to hear both sides of the ques
tion, we called upon the president of the
road, (Mr. Iloyt) who informed us that the
driver attempted by persuasion to induce
Mr. Oliver to leave the car, and thai after
several repeated refusals, he took him by
tbe arm anil used some force to put him
We mention this case iv order that we
may show the colored people some of the
difficulties under which the city railway la
bors, anil to give a few words of tub ice to
them as well as to the drivers in charge of
We have no prejudice that would induce
us to leave a car, because a colored woman
or man was in il alone, and that would per
mit us lo remain, prodded that individual
was lucky enough to have in charge some
white gentleman'a baby. Not of this class
are we; but there are a number of silly
persons who tin entertain such prejudice,
(for it can be nothing else) and it is con
lined principally to weak-minded women.
The city cars must be supported, antl if
they are not, then their owners will sell
them and nobody can ride. The question
then is, shall we have them at ail ? So
long as this prejitttice lasts, the colored
people must submit to such regulations as
are adopted, or failing to do this will sub
ject the company by suit or otherwise to
such loss as will induce them to sell out the
It was by order of a former military
commander thai the present regulation of
distinguishing ears, provided for white and
colored persons, was adopted, and so or
dered as perhaps the easiest solution of the
difficulty. The colored people do not sup
port the cars assigno_. to them, equally with
lhe whites ; if they did, and more cars were
required for their accommodation, they
would be furnished by the company.
The question of a colored man's right to
ride in any of the cars need not bo consider
ed by its, for while tec say they have the
legal right there are others who differ with
us; but the question is, shall tho city ears,
as a great public convenience, be with
principal patrons of the road, will withdraw
their patronage, thus robbing tho whole
city; of the benefits of a city railway.
These silly notions will and must soon be
absorbed in questions of more importance,
and we trust to live to see tho day of their
A case is now already in the United
States court, a suit for damages having
been entered by a colored woman for forci
ble ejectment from the cars. Let that case
be settled, anil the railway company can
then determine whether they can afford to
run their ears or not to the exclusion of
colored people from any or all of them. If
they cannot they must take up their track,
sell their horses arid cars, and then white
and black alike can have the privilege of
walking, lv the meantime we appeal to
the sensible colored people to bear patient
ly, as we know they will do, the trouble
which surround them in a country inhabited
by those who should be their best friends,
and who should be more devoid of ill-feel
ing than any other ; assuring them that
tlte time will come when they and their in
alienable rights will be respected.
The drivers of street cars should be
made to understand by law, if possible, if
not, by muscle, that they have no right to
arrest a man, no matter his color, or by
force, or otherwise remove him from the
cars. We have police oilicers whose duty
it is lo attend to such matters, and they,
too, may discharge thehf duties in a proper
manner, without being cruel or brutal.
The right way is always the best, antl if
the law is properly execuletl we know of
no people so willing to obey as the colored
people have always proven.
With these difficulties surrounding the
City Railway company, we know its mana
gers are at a loss to know the proper course
to pursue, but we beg them to see that
their employes be careful to discharge their
duties and let alone those that more prop
erly belong to the administers of law.
We understand that suit will be entered
by Mr. Oliver against the City Railway
company, praying for damages, sustained
i... _ i . *
Alleiied Injcstich to the Rich
mond AND I'ETKHfcSKCUU RAILROAD
Company.—We give space with pleasure
(o the following curd of Thos. 11. Wynne,
Esq., President of the Richmond and Pe
tersburg railroad company, as we shall be
ever ready to assist the vindication of any
of our public enterprises:
01-'lli i: 11. AM) J'KTKKriill-li'i It. H. ('<'.,<
KiniMMM), va., Sept. Hili, 1871. y
DtttiiJ. Ihtrr, /iV/., Prt-.si lint chitm'nr sf t\ua
iiit roe, Uiihiii'imi, V<t.:
Dear Sir —If 1 understand aowaatty ihe com
plaint against this railroatl company iv the totter
of H. G. <!alisher, of Lonisbarf., N. 0., which
war- rand before the mertiug of ihe Hoard of Di
rectors of Lhe ('haiubor of Commerce, it does
great injustice to this company. He slates tliat
by the iiiehmoud and fVieiVburg r.tilroad the
cost per load of Hour and salt from Kiel.mend .0
J.ouislmrg is $7li; aud further, that the charge
from Petersburg io LtinW-biug being only
>M 2, Leaves |38 for twenty-two mile,**— tints in
timating Ihat the la.-t named iimount i- received
by this railroad. If am correct-in my rendering
of his letter, 1 have to say that somebod-, ha
made a mi.-iaUe, and to assure yon and all other-*;
who are interested In the matter that this com
pany has for years charged si-wniy-four cents
pei'barrel and •Ji-.1.Ml per car load on Hour, of
Which this company received |8.4,0, and for Kail
flfty-four cents per stick and $_!]...(. per car load,
of which this company receives $ft, and we will
defy any oim to prove to the contrary.
luvlting your committee, to whom the letter
was referred, to make a thorough Investigation
of tbe snbjeot, I have the honor to be, with the
highest respeei, yourobedient servant,
Th.h. II \Vvvm.
president It. and l*. il. li. Co.
,4 Tm Watch on tukßiijni-.."—We
arc indebted to the composer unci publisher,
0, C. De Nordendorf, of this city, for a
copy of the "Weekly Fireside," containing
this grand march and song. This piece is
dedicated to Henry Kavton, Kstp, Of 1 _..*■__
Tin: PttbL-C School Biildinos.—
The excellent structures now iv process of
erection in different portions of the city for
j the purposes of education, give ample tes
! timony of the high appreciation which our
people have for the cause of literature and
science. These buildings have been con
structed with a special view both to the
convenience of teachers and scholars. In
style of architecture employed, due regard
has been paid lo the appearance of the
buildings themselves and to their especial
needs as schools.
The oltl .Seamen's Bethel (now known as
Bethel), which was built under the super
intendence of the Rev. Francis J. Boggs
and others, antl intended as a place of wor
ship for sailors, is now undergoing repairs
which will change its appearance and make
it in nil respects a first-class school build
ding. The basement will be divided lon
gitudinally by a partition wall so as to trf*
ford admission on each side of the room.
The audience room on the second lioor will
be entirely remodeled and wainseoatcd.
The outside will not be materially altered,
but will be simply painted over. In front
of the building there will be a neat picket
I fence with a double-arched entrance.
The old Laucasterian school-house, now
iiown as the "Valley School," is also in
rocess of renovation. On the first floor
there will be two partitions, making three
school rooms, same on second Hoor, making
in all six school rooms, with a capacity, es
timated by Superintendent Binford, of seat
ing- 356 scholars. The exterior will be
stone-color washed. There will be three
entrances, one for tlw girls and two for the
boys. The play ground is large and well
shaded. These buildings have been pur
chased by tbe city and turned over to the
.School Hoard. The time for the opening
of the session is fast approaching, and the
scholars will find upon their entering, that
everything has been provided for their plea
sure and comfort.
The Rain. —We trust we shall hear no
more complaints from any section of the
State of droughts, dry weather, ._c. In
ease we do, we respectfully recommend a
flying visit to Richmond and a view of the
noble "Jeeins," hereabouts, each bearing
evidence, the latter soon to do so, of the
plentiful supply of water which has fallen
since yesterday morning, < hir streets have
hail running through them, in miniature
form, rivers and creeks.
Last night it rained without ceasing, and
as we write—ll o'clock A. M. —the dark
ened heavens give evidence of the coming of
more. New shoes that don't leak are in
demand. We waut several pairs for our
selves anil employes of this office. The
first boot and shoe dealer sending us an ad
vertisement shall have our custom. Fif
teen or twenty of us wear a number of
shoes, and our custom is worth having, as
we buy for cash only.
POLICE Court— Justice J. J. White pre
siding.—Tho following cases were disposetl
of this morning:
Newton Davis ; colored, charged with
feloniously entering the schooner "Ash
land" and stealing a lot of clothing. Sent
on to the Hustings court, September _Gth,
Ferdinand Shaffer, charged with being
drunk antl sleeping in the streets. Dis
charged with a reprimand.
Thornton Carter, drunk and disorderly
iv the streets. Discharged with a repri
Robert L. llobson, colored, charged with
assaulting and beating his wife. Compro
mised by the parties, and cost paid.
Ira Bruce, charged with trespass. Dis
J. 11. Herbert, charged with assault.
Settled by parties.
James Freeman, colored, charged with
beating antl threatening to beat again Mary
Jane Freeman. Bi.sinissed on payment of
lunanuel Francis, arrested as a vagrant.
Bound over in tho sum of |30 for three
George W. Palmer, charged with violat
ing revenue laws of tlie State. Case sent
on to Hustings court September 26.
Late Favors.—We are in receipt this
evening from the popular newsdealers,
Messrs. Johnston & Selden, 918 Main street,
of the following periodicals: Harpers
Bazar, the latest fashion paper ; Chimney
Corner, with a beautiful chromo ; Once a
Week, Appleton's Journal, New York
Ledger, Saturday Night, Frank Leslie, and
Harpers' Weekly ; also the London,
Graphic, a inaguilicent illustrated journal,
containing the cream of Knglish family
reading; also the Die Modeuwelt, a Ber
lin fashion journal, profusely illustrated
wilh coloretl plates, and pattern sheets in
School Tki'stee. —The State Board of
Mitcation has appointed P. T. Withers
iitslee of public schools lor Brookeville
istriet, Campbell county, vice J. 11. Tyree,
< 'lOlmittei: MeetiNO.—The Rcpubli
ai) City Central Committee will meet to
light in the Custoin-House. A full attcn
lance of members is desired.
Anawan Tribe, No. :!(), 1. O. Red
den, headed by Smith's band, paraded this
ifternoon to bury one of their members,
Train Delayed.—The Northern train,
due here at 2:17 P. M., did not arrive until
8:40 P. M. Belay occasioned by failure of
Now York train to connect at Washington.
m-g"Thurston's Ivory l'etu-l Tooth Powders
is :iioii|,ly recommended as the best denlritrice
known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth
hardens the minis, sweetens the breath ; anil, eon
ttiinini. no tlcid or i-'i'illy substance, is perfectly
harmless, and can be n.-eil daily wilh ..rent ad
vaaiaffß, Sold by alt ttpatMtots. Price, '_'_, and
60 per bottle.
!;-_; J,in..n's Inodorous Kid t.10.r U.-niier
Ey its aid trloves can lie ipiiekly and repeatedly
cleaned ami made eipial lo new; even when bad
ly soiled they can be readily restored. It is easy
of application and is perl'erfeelly free from any
dor. For sale hy druggists and fancy goods
dealers. Price, .0 cents a bottle.
fiv_j 'Sulkirilie to Edwards' Circulating Libra
ry, now containing nearly FIVE THOUSAND
VOLUKSS of choice and interesting reading
matter on all f.nbjeeLs. Terms moderate, only
twenty-five cants per month and a deposit of
one dollar. Bverj body ought to bo able to read
at these rates.
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OTH AM) 7th.
HANDSOME (.IIUOMO-UOYEKED BOXE
containing a fine article of
MIXED FKI.NUH III 1 II ill'l If 11 IOHWH,
with a prize, value in gold, ol' from IU cents to $10
Ooiu Oil ! (Jomk All ! so 12—lm
/ *|1.11 I'Al-KKV-iu uuyquuutUy -for sale a
LATEST BY TELEGRAPH-
THE POSTOFFICE DEFALCATION!
Tlie Cincinnati Industrial Exposition!
_.* it o .__ 3i m xieoi
Preliminary Meeting of Congress I
" Ocean. Wave" l>i.-.a.*.or !
Arrest of the Inspectors and Owners!
LATEST FOREIGN NEWS!
Progress of the Cholera in (.i ima ny I
_Tl_e t'usi .»> __"_.*_Mi.ty !
From New York.
-TI-TA.MMANY .VIU-.I'I Ml THE WIST
Tammany, was thinly attended. Hut two
of the notables, who had been especially
invited, were in attendance. The proceed
ings have not transpired..
I'ostmaster Jones,and others responsible
to the government, have resolved to pay the
defalcations in the New York postoflicc.
A fire in the hold of the steamer "Co
lumbia," from (ilassgow, created a consid
erable panic among the passengers, but the
crew, by hard work,extinguished the flames
before serious damage was done.
The ."tlceuu Wnve" Disaster Near Mol.il. —
Mobile, .September 15.—Coroner Paino
yesterday arrested E. P. Sprague, United
States inspector, and Hugh Harney antl
William Murray, the owners of tlie steamer
"Ocean Wave," on the charge of man
slaughter, in accordance with the verdict
of the jury of impiest, in the "Ocean
Wave" disaster case.
The inspector furnished bail iv the sum
of 15,000, antl the owners in $2,000 each,
to answer the charge.
Tlie < .luliiiiuti Imlii-ti i:ii Imposition.
Cincinnati, September 15. —The Indus
trial Exposition has received the finishing
touches. The cotton gins from New Or
leans are in operation. Owing to the late
ness of the cotto.i crop the time for the en
try of raw cotton has been extended to Oc
The Chamber of Commerce has offered,
in connection with the Exposition, special
premiums on cotton amounting to nearly
¥'2,500. Premiums are offered for the first
and second best bales, each, from Texas,
Louisiana, Kansas, Tennessee, Mississippi,
Alabama and Georgia. And a grand gold
______ is offered by the Exposition for the
best bale from any of these States.
I'REI-MINAKY MEETING OF CONGRESS.
City of Mexico, Sept. 2. —There were 147
members at the preliminary meeting of
Congress. The whole number is 227.
The meeting resulted in favor of Juarez
in the temporary organization. Juarists
were selected as a committee on credentials
by a vote of 79 to OS. The opposition
alarmed by this vote left the hall ; thereby
depriving the meeting of a quorum.
It is reported that l>iaz is for peace, and
will move against any revolutionary at
City of Mexico, Sept. 0. —The .luarists
are sure of the organization, including the
committee on credentials. .Strong revolu
tionary threats have been made. The per
manent junta will be installed September
A pronunciamento has heen issued at
Zacatecan, nnd forced loans arc being levied
in the smaller towns.
Vienna, September 15. —-The provisional
•iets of the Empire have opened iheir ses
The Emperor will recognize llohemia's
ights, by a public coronation and taking
ie oath at 1 .-ague.
THK CUSTOMS TREATY.
Versailles, .Sept. 15. —A hill authorizing
Thiers' to conclude a customs treaty with
(jei'tnany, has heen introduced in the At*
semhly. It embraces provisions tor Al
sace and l/onaine, anil the reduction of
the German troops to 50,000.
From 1.. i iiuiisv.
PM6_nu___ of thi-; cholera*.
Berlin, September lii. ~~~There were VA
new cases of cholera at Konigsburg on the
l_lh 'mat., antl 63 deaths, and on the l.'ith,
there were (!H new cases and 45 death*.
The disease has disappeared from Dant/.ig,
and there are merely sporadic cases at
Hannah Roberts, colored,living in Phila
delphia, and supposed to be Kill years old,
was burned to death by her clothes taking
The Minnesota Democratic State Conven
tion has passed resolutions commendatory
of Genera] Hancock, as a soldier and citi
LAST MO IITS DISPATCHES.
From New York.
THE POSTOKFICK DEFALCATION, _:C.
New York, September 14.—The bonds
men of Norton, the postoftice defaulter,
have had a private meeting, aud a settle
ment of the matter has been referred to ex-
The negotiations of new combinations of
New York ollicials make no progress.
Connelly to-day, in connection with
Mayor Hall, signed a warrant for $50,0(X)
to pay laborers. Connelly's friends say he
will not realm; certainly not until Judge
Barnard has decided the injunction matter.
EXPLOSION OV TORPEDO WORKS, AM)
i.< iss of life, etc.
Neic Fork, September 14. —The Union
Torpedo .Yorks, near Fulton .street, ex
ploded this morning, killing six persona.
Seven or eight were wounc'el. The build
ings were very much shattered.
Three employes of the works wore shat
t.'ixd beyond recognition, 'lhe explosion
i was caused by the dropping of a box just
<#Mttittfl £tate gmval
Official Paper for tbe ».ov. rnntrnt.
SPECIAL RATES made (it counter, or by
contract, Willi regular patron?.
brought up on a truck. The truck, horses
and driver were blown nearly to atoms.
Tho wounded are horribly mutilated. The
business was carrietl on in direct violation
of the law.
The National Association of Spiritualists,
at Troy, N. _"., has elected Victoria Wood
OfcTlir VI is.in lm-. 'tis Fil.llie.i at ,\,n I.ill .
Km folk, Sept. 13. -The Excelsior Hose
Company, of Lowell. Mass., arrived Ill's
afternoon. They are the guests of the
Hope Engine Company of this city.
The visiting firemen were received at the
wharf by a committee of firemen and citi
zens and escorted to the City Hall, when'
an address of welcome was delivered by
Mayor Whitehead, which was responded
to by Fiigineer George Hobson, of the
Lowell Fire Department.
To-morrow the Norfolk Department will
parade in honor of the occasion, and on
Saturday tlie F.xcelsior ('ompany will be
received" by the Portsmouth Department.
On Monday the visitors have been tendered
an excursion to Fort Monroe.
Arrest for Attempted Fraud.
Wilmington, Soptemlicr _ 14.—A man
representing himself as J. Keller, called at
the Kirst National Hank to-day, and of
fered to sell registered I'nited Stales bond
No. 1,488, issued under tlte act of the I'd
of March, 18M. The bond is of the d.
uomination of $10,000. He was arrested
by the deputy United States Marshal, ami
the case came up before United States
Commissioner MoQuigg this afternoon, but
was postponed until to-morrow. The bond
is caveated by the treasury department.
IS.nil Riii'iiii! at Montreal.
Montreal, Sept. 14. Tbe four-oared race
to-day was won by the "Halifax Harton"
crew, the "Renforth" crew being second,
and tlte "Winship's" third.
The time of the race was thirty-three
minutes and ten seconds. Both English
crews led, but went three hundred yards
beyond the turning buoys before discover
ing their mistake. They claim the buoys
were changed during the night.
Massarlllis.lt* l>. nlorrntic Convention.
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 14.—The Dem
ocratic IState Convention, Edward Avery
presiding, has nominated John <_u'iicy
Adams for Governor.
Resolutions were passed accepting the
new amendments anil denouncing prohibi
From San Irani is. o.
San Prancisro, .September 11. —A band
of Cochese Apaches, leaving their women
and children on the peace commissioners'
reservation in New .Mexico, dashed into
('amp Crittenden, Arizona, capturing sixty
three government cavalry horses, which had
just been recruited for an expedition.
Lieutenant Wheeler's exploring party
were abandoned by their escort near Camp
The latest election returns intlicate that
the Democrats have two majority in the
Senate, but the Republicans have two ma
jority on a joint ballot.
lll.nl Burnr.l al Saratoga.
Saratoga, Sept. 14.—A fire occurred last
night in the I'ark Place hotel, which de
stroyed that building and a portion of the
.S7. lAtuis, Sept. 14. —A dispatch says
that the express office in Ellis county has
been robbed of $20,000.
Died I .on. His Wounds.
llaUimore, Sept. 14. —Detective John
Richards, whom Wilber shot just before
committing suicide, tlied to-day from his
FINANCIAL ASU COMMERCIAL.
Daily Statu Jo.r.vai. Ofpicb, t
Richmond, Vent. 15, 1»71. >
We quote llrsl-class paper at 8 to id per
cut. per annum. Richmond city bonds ten held
at 80 cents. Virtririiii Strite stocks.lull. There is
a-i active tieiiiauil lor iirst-class railro.iil securi
New York Stock aud Money Murket.
New Yoilk, Si-'pli'Hiber Ift, 1.71.
Stocks strong and active. Governments dull
nnd-tead.v; State bonds very quiet, lioldliini
at 114f.i;lli'-,;. Money easy at 2 per cent. Ex
change—long, B*u ; short, 8V
Richmond l.i niii Market.
CORN ANI. FI.OUR KxcHANIIK, \
l_lt:ll_Kl.\_,Sept. J"., 1 _71. >
Wheat—White, '_v bushels. Ited, 1071 do.
Com— While, ....4 litisliels. Mix..l, /..li bushels.
Kvk—i (I bushels.
Whbat—While, 78. bushel* at (1.711 for seed";
tl.6efit_.So for very food; *1..'.7 . fur goud; H.'KI
lor fair; *1.-v tor common, lied —So. bushels _at
tl .(ill for wry good; tl.Vnt for fair; ll.t_Hn_r.4il
I'l.rx—While, 292 bushels at 85 cents. lVli_.il,
20 bushels very good at 87Me; 822 dv ul Hi! cent,-..
Uats —tils bushels very good at r,7c; au.l ,',-if.il.o.'.
Kvb—Mil bushels at use.
Cotts—"While, '91 bushels.
llonicstic Market.—[hy Tri-ivr. Ml.]
New York, September Ift, 1871.
Flour dull anil iliooping. Wheat dull. (.Join
lchic.li..', Pork slo.uly—*l.'l.:t7igl3.Mi. I.ard linn.
Cotton quiet and lii in—Uplands, 21!.; Orleans,
'21%— sales :,_'.) bales. Turpentine scarce and firm
—~!> .j(6:i. Rosin quiet at *_--_!3 for strained.—
In Henrico, at the residence of her husband,
HELENA KUHN, contort of John Knhn, at the
age of 4S years, after a short and painful illuo- h.
When she, whose pretence and example gay c
precept to those most dear to her, depart, this
life, we feel that there i_ a void which it is impo -
sibleto fill. We miss her !—and words (nil lo ex
press the intensity. Well can we remeiulN.rhow
kind, charitable, true and consistent was she in
all her views ; esjM'cially in regard to christian
charity, ami a kind, conciliatory and loving «I.
position to every one; of such a nature thai it*-■
tber discord, ill-will nor envy found an abiding
place iii her dwelling—one whose vacancy it will
be impossible to fill. While we mourn her as
one who has only none before, we are assured
that she will receive that reward which such
christian spirit-will surely receive: ami we a.
cepttho dispensation of that l 'realor, whosi' de
crees are always just and irrevocable.
Her funeral will lake place TO-—OBROW
MORNING, at li) o'clock, from St. Patrick's
church on Twenty-Fifth street. The friends of
the family and of F. I.auhi. and Jno Steiiilui cli
er are resjiectfiilly invited lo attend.
Ihtltiniore Suit phase copy.
1 TTENTION, AfT-CKS GL'ARII ! M
You are hereby summoned to att. nd :i rcßii-It]
larmeetiu.. and drill of your company MON-It
I>AY evening: ni'xt, :it X o'clock, at Union Hotel.
Hy oriinr ol the Captain :
se 1-—2 i* SAM'L I). LOTTIER, Ist Serg't.
X FLE for the Benefit of the Widows and Or
phans of the Southern States.
DiaT-iDPTion No MS. Eteiuko.Shpt. 14.
74 23 89 17 7- 60 53 7 76 86 .1 - 14 till
UisT-mnTlo*: No. K3O. Muenimi, Sk. t. 15
50 111 8U _;» 16 47 21 76 6J I 4 77 - 67
""Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this l.lh
day of September I**7l-
SI-IMONS ii CO., C. Q. TOMPKINS,
Managers. Coram Is loner.
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE ran be pni
chased from Captain W. I. UAIINKY, at the
Braach olllce, No. '.Twelfth street, thr-w door.
I from Main.