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AI Ne. 919H Main Street, Richmend, Vn.
DAILY—Sti [ier year; six months, »:t; three
months, Si .Ml; I month, Ml cents.
SEMI-WEEKLY—jKi.fif) per year; nix months,
♦1 2.1; three months, 76 cents. '
WEEKLY—SI..M) per year: six month*, :.', cent"
_f___j__«g £tat* £aurtutt.
dresses at the times and places designated
General K. G. OltinVAY and Professor
A. M. Green will speak at Manchester,
Tuesday, Oct. 21th, at BF, M.; Williams
burg, Oct. 2oth, at BP. M.; Yorktown,
Thursday, Oct. 20th, at 12 M.; Hampton,
Friday, Oct. 27th, at 8 P. M. ; Norfolk,
Secretary Uontwcll's last monthly state
ment shows a still further reduction of the
public debt of about #18,600,000, and ii.
creasing the reduction for the two years and
seven months of General Grant's adminis
tration to nearly #363,000,000. This di
minishes the annual, interest on the debt
about 8800,000 more yearly, and makes the
whole annual decrease of interest #19,890,*
•Kkb Every month since General Grant's
■inauguration has shown a decrease in our
interest account of half a million of dol-
Jars—that is, each month during that time
fho people have, been rei|uired to pay
half a million of dollars less interest than
they paid the month before. And this re
duction will undoubtedly continue while
the Republicans are in power, if the re
sources of the Treasury remain as they
now are. While Republicans have been
diminishing the national debt at the rate of
.more than $100,000,000 annually, the cop
perhead Democracy of Xew York city hate
been increasing the debt of that city at the
:uverage rate of full #39,000,000 a year.—
And so they are plundering the people
Wherever they are in power, and so they
will plunder the people of the nation should
they ever regain control of the National
We, in common with the other city pa
pers, yesterday published the Associated
Press dispatches, stating that General Bal
lock, paymaster of the Froedmen's Bu
reau, had been suspended, and that a run
was progressing ou the Freedmen's Bank.
This morning we were shown a special
telegram from J. W. Alvord, president of
the Freeihaen's Bank in Washington city,
to the effect tliat both rumor* arc false
We give the dispatch as received:
The rumor.- pub—eh—] in the papers of your
city or elyew lierc alnriii Gen. Ilallock anil a run
on the Freedmen's Haul, an- totally Kiouiiifless,
There i.s no more connection between tlie
Freedmen's Bureau and the Freedmen's
Bank, than there is between the bureau
and any banking institution in the city;
rand why they should be connected in this
matter, we do not understand, unless to
injure the prosperity of this growing and
wcry popular institution. Depositors in
Ihe Freedmen's Bank need have no feai-s
for its safety, as its affairs are in the hands
•ii capable and honest managers.
We ifeel so deep an interest in all that af
fects the interests of Richmond, that it gives
ns pleasure to assist the efforts of the press
looking in the direction of improvement.
We heartily endorse the following article,
v_i*rning, and will always be found in the
front ranks of those who manifest a willing-
At this time there is no matter of public
.concern so important as the deepening and
•clearing of James river. That river is the
very throat of our commerce ; and as in the
amimal economy a diseased, ulcered, anil
obstructed throat will lead to the worst
consequences, so will the obstructions in
our river bring upon commercial intercourse
the most serious injuries.
We have begun boldly and are progress
ing most earnestly with the work of deep
ening the channel below Rockets. That
work is one so eminently valuable that the
desire to see it hurried forward with supetv
human energy should possess all hearts.
We see Glasgow with twenty-two feet of
•water at high tide in the river Clyde, on I
> .those shores it stands, when that river
.thirty years ago liad only twelve inches of
pater m the channel at low tide in summer.
XS'e see Glasgow with a half million of in—
hai!<Jtit*.nts, and we see Greenoch on the
Frith m 4' ('lytic (in effect on the sea itself),
with a jrttiulation of only forty-live thou
sand ! Glasgow has won her greatness by
the energy and enterprise of her people.
What a reward is held out to us through
lhar sample I She is a manufacturing town.
"So is —«:hmond, while she has tenfold bet
ter advantages than Glasgow. Glasgow has
deepened her river from twelve inches to
twenty-two feet. Cannot Richmond deepen
hers from ten feet to twenty-two ? Do that,
and the triumph will be complete, We
have a commerce —Glasgow has but little ;
her river serving mainly for the export of
her own fabrics and for the passage of the
noble iron ships she has been building ami
sending out to th. world. Our reason to
hope for reward is greater than Glasgow's
could have been.
With these facts before us, what a grand
•vHimate we should put upon our river!
Ea_i citizen should consider it his especial
. dutj .to guard and defend it, and to do all
ihe can to hasten its improvement to that
y.age that will enable it to meet tho de
mands of Ihe immense commerce soon to
be thrown upon it.
Sow, not only is it in deepening the
channel that Aye are to improve James
river. 11 must be kept free from the debris
thrown or washed into it in such immense
ipiantilies for years past. This debris has
ibecn steadily washed down the channel,
_ud has very much assisted in forming the
bars which have so annoyed our commerce.
Asa part of the syteiu of deepening and
keeping clear the river, the most rigid reg
ulations for preventing the throwing of
iilfal and earth or any kind of waste matter
into the river should be adopted and en
forced. The sand-bars above Rocketts
should be removed, and the river opened
from shore to shore, so that the water shall
always have unobstructed flow.
For health and a good appearance, as
well as foi utility, this should be done. It
is sad to see the river with its sand beds
exposed at low tide at the very point
abreast of tho city where the sight is most
i4)e Watty State lottmal.
en the shores, elevate tho banks, remove
tl c dreary bars above Rocketts, or keep
them from increasing, and a work will have
been done whose value we cannot over
We have cheering news from Augusta
county, giving us assurance of the rapid
growth of our party in that region of the
State. At Waynesboro, where our candi
date for Congress received only five votes,
we are assured there are now more than
one hundred and fifty ready to go with us.
Wo have no hopes of carrying Augusta
during the coming canvass, but if our
strength increases as rapidly throughout the
county as it has done near Waynesboro, we.
may confidently look for a heavy vote in
the Presidential campaign.
Wo know so little of the candidates of
each party in this county,'while those of
our own party have been so careless, as
not to keep us posted, that we can say but
ittle of the coming campaign.
She has a Democratic majority, we be
ieve, but this may be easily overcome by
. udicious management.
We hope to hear good news from Bed-
We are not apprised of the intentions of
the party in this county as to running a Re-
Hiolican against Linkenhoker, the Demo
cratic candidate for the Legislature. L. is
iow, antl has been for some years, quite a
wpular man in his county, and was re
garded during the war as a firm Union man;
kilt his ambition has induced him to forsake
lis principles, and he has gone over, body
and soul to Democracy, lie is a man ol
very ordinary ability, which renders him
ncapable of doing either much harm or
;ood for the party he represents; neither
an he be of much service to the county he
will probably represent,
Botetourt is truly unfortunate in her in
ability to select from the number of talented
nen she has, one of popularity sufficient
to carry the county. She seems satisfied
vith her last selection, and has made but
ittle improvement in the selection of Lin
Pendleton's chances for the Senate arc
leeoraing so desperate that the Enquirer
las been callet] into requisition to aid him.
This district has splendid material wilh
which to build up our party, and we have
10 fears but that ultimately tlie district
The Senatorial contest in this district is
between ex-Senator James Patterson on
he part of Democracy and Thos. Claiborne,
Mr. Claiborne is born of a family pos
sessing talent of the first order, antl what
"c know of him personally induces us to bc
ive he will give Patterson a warm time of it.
Patterson is now almost in his dotage, ami
is utterly worthless to do any good for his
constituents, Claiborne i.s a young man of
ncrgy and ability, and with a working
Republican majority in the Legislature, will
advance the interests of that section of the
State beyond conception.
AYe continue to receive favorable reports
rom Roanoke—in fact, Democracy has
ticked the bucket and given up the ghost.
Fitzgerald, the independent, will be
ilected by a large majority over D. 0.
Keizer. The defeat of Keizer is assured
not only by the strength of our party, but
is want of ability, if nothing, else would \
Roanoke will never again be cheated in
! political matters as she was the last time.
Her people know they have the best lands
in the State, while her central location gives
bar prominence entitling her to able repre
sentation in the legislative halls of Vir
ginia. She will secure this by the election
In this county, Watkins James is the
candidate of the Republican party. This
county is the Head-Centre of the Tenth
JU'gion, and although Democracy has nour
ished there since the days of A ndrcw Jack
son, such steady inroads are made upon its
fortifications', as wiil ultimately cause the
fabric to totter and fall to pieces. Mr. j
James i.s an earnest and thorough Republi
can, none of the hold-back sort, and we in
voke the united strength of the party iv his
English ItciuilJlicauir—ii.
The Times publislies a long letter from
Mr. George Potter, in which he endeavors
to account for the spread of Republicanism j
among the working classes. Mr. Potter
Tho way to account for the demand for
Republicanism, which is beginning to be
heard in England, is to remember that mil
lions of our fellow-countrymen have un
satisfied want, anil are bowed down by
unjust burdens, and therefore the upper
and middle classes cannot be astonished at
| such a demand being made by a portion of
the working classes. It is against nature'
for the poor to be in love with-a costly ad
ministration of public attains. The com
parison in this respect between England antl
America is so favorable to the latter, that i
the wonder is that English workingtiien
should have remained so long content to
admire the advantages of Brother Jonathan, i
under a Republic, without desiring to share
in them.
The constitutional monarchy under j
which we live has fallen upon comparative- j
ly happy times. By character, conduct, I
and domestic experience the (jueen has ob
tained a place in the hearts of the people,
without at any time exciting feelings of
distrust, still less of hostility. It remains
to be seen whether the heir-apparent will
be wise enough to follow her example.
Could we fix the court where, morally con
sidered, it now is, there would be a strong
and general disposition to give the limited
monarchy a longer trial. As it i.s, Eng
land throughout the present reign has pre
sented so ple.'rsnr a ccntrnutt to most
European States that a great many of us
who are Republicans in theory will be con
tent to remain loyalists in fact so long as
no overmastering motive shall arise for a
perfect popularization of our national insti-
Mb. I. Kimhall, of the Internal Reve
nue Bureau, has gone to Lynchburg, Dan
ville, antl Petersburg, Va., to meet the
leading manufacturers of tobacco and hear
their views on the tax on the weed.— Wash.
-^ —.
An election occurs to-day in California
for two justices ofthe Suprcime court, oi c
for the full term of ten years, and one for
Yesterday being the opening of court, a
meeting was announced for the various can
didates, Republican, Independent and Coi
scrvative, at which each should be permit
led to present his respective claims. I
spite of the rain the night before, a larg
crowd gathered. Thomas E. Tav'or, hit
State Senator, and candidate for le-e'ection
Wm. Mathews and Captain Dead, candi
dates for the I louse of Delegates, represent
cd the Conservative party. Judge Wi]
loughby, of Alexandria, and Colonel X
Daniels, of Fairfax, candidates for the Sen
ate, appeared on the Republican side.
The meeting was opened by Judge Wil
loughby in a temperate and discreet speech
presenting the claims of the Repnblicai
party to the sull'rages of the people with a
force and clearness which produced a mark
ed impression upon his hearers, lie wa
followed by an elderly gentleman of th
lire-eating school, who made a rambling
and violent assault upon the government ant
all loyal men, with the usual appeals to
sectional prejudices and hatred, retailed I>\
fire-eaters generally. After him cam
Mr. Mathews, a gentleman whose speed
was in far better temper and verj
well delivered, showing much ability as an
orator. It was a very good defense of an
indefensible policy—as good as any man in
the State could make.
Colonel Daniels next took the stand, am
proceedetl to demolish the arguments by
which the pretensions of the Conservative
party were sustained. He exposed its ne
glect of tho great material needs of tin
State, in the interests of a bitter and barrel
partisanship. He indicated a cultivation o
a wholesome enthusiasm for the commer
cial and industrial interests of Virginia, as
the essential condition of prosperity. The
needs of the people were distinctly am
vividly portrayed, and their inability to
bear any increase of taxation clearly Droved.
The injustice and illegality of the funding
law, the value of tjie school system ant
tlie dangers which threaten it, the nect
of emigration vyith capital and skilled labor,
were clearly shown.
To this speech, earnest and convincing
kindly in spirit, and free from all persona
allusions, Captain Head replied in a violent
haranguo, destitute of argument or relevancy
to the discussion.
It was a rehash of the bitterness and per
lilang, whioh makes the stock of the
[ Conservative presses of the State,
sasters of the war, the oppressions
Igc Bond's court, and the bail con
" carpet-baggers were portrayed in as
forms as the pieces of painted glass
leidoseope. Vituperation, abuse of
m men and discreditable misrepre
ons, made up the two hours' speech
, llead,"duriiig which he was vocife
cheered by his hirelng claqucrs ;
c decent portion of his party were
ly disgusted,
r he had closed this extraordinary
■ Colonel Daniels rose to reply,
hese claquer.s at to cough
lowl, tiie programme apparently
been previously arranged to choke
any answer or explanation. The
diti not frighten anybody however,
ittle good-natured patience secured a
; for the brief speech with which
I D. triumphantly disposed of Capt.
who had been put forward as (lie
I champion of Loudoun Democracy.
meeting was very orderly with the
on above stated, and it is but just to
at Messrs. Taylor, Matthews, and
?ading Conservatives, denounced the
of Captain Head. The Republicans
loun were greatly encouraged and
honed, and will give a gootl account
Helves on the 7th of November,
project of a tunnel under the straits
er, to connect England anil France,
3 means abandoned. Engineers as
eat as are to be found in Europe
portetl upon it favorably time and
and the prospect that the work will
1 entered upon is better than ever
Indeed, the French govern—lent
ite prepared, before the late war, to
concession to any company that
tunnel the straits, and that was all
:oinpany already formed was waiting
ow it is expected that the conces
-11 be given very shortly. The origi
nal estimate of the time necessary to finish
it was nine or ten years. Now it is said
that a hole through can be made in one
year, and that in two or three years more
it can be open to travel.
A similar reduction has been made in
the estimate of the cost, originally set at
ten million pounds sterling. The geologists
report that the tunnel will run through gray
chalk for the whole distance, and that can
be scooped out as easily as a Dutch cheese.
The plan looks so feasible, ami the cost is
set so low, that it is now seriously in con
templation to construct two tunnels instead
of one, so that trains shall never be run
ning in opposite directions through the
same tunnel. The ex-Emperor was the
first to suggest this great work, but he will
got only ti small share of the credit if it
shall be carried out, unless the wheel of
fortune should take another turn in his
f,vor - L.
A New Source oi'AVealih.
The sulphuret of iron, or iron pyrites,
commonly known as the covering oi' coal,
lead and other mineral veins, and called
among miners the "iron hat," has not hith
erto been generally in this country consid
ered of any economic value, although con
siderable quantities aic used in England
and Germany in the manufacture of sul
phuric and nitric acids, and for other pur
poses not commonly understood. It has
been Intel}' ascertained, however, that it i.s
an indispensible material in the nitinufac-
K caustic soda, of which large qitanti
imported annually into the I'nited
from Great Britain, but of which
made here.
It is also stated, incidentally, that in its
combination and chemical reactions with
lime and salt, new products are formed,
such as copperas, alum, chloride of lime,
as well as caustic soda, all of which are far
more valuable than the raw material.
These manufactures are very profitable
when the materials can be obtained cheap
ly and iv large quantities. Enormous de
posits of this mineral exist in certain por
tions of Missouri and oilier States, and we
have no doubt that this heretofore over
looked element of wealth will be developed
to the great profit and advantage of the
Afterlife great fire in London in 1860.
Parliament enacted that every house should
be built with party walls, and all in front
raised of equal height, and those walls
should be of stone or brick, and that no
man should delay building beyond seven
The official vote of California is 120,000.
atid have unearthed such information as
will probably lead to the breaking up of the
entire organization in that Slate.
The Russian fleet with the ('rand Duke
Alexis, will probably arrive in New York
on Friday or Saturday. There will be a
Rnmd naval reception in tlie bay hy the
I'nited States squadron and the vessels of
the New York yacht fleet.
The Quitman Banner advises the aboli
tion of the penitentiary and the substitu
tion of the lash, the pillory and branding for
minor offences, and suggests that rape,
manslaughter, etc., be punishable with
death. And the Savannah New applauds
The Philadelphia Ledger of yesterday
says of the anthracite coal trade : "The
mild weather of the past week or ten days
has very much softened the market for an
thracite coal. Prices are scarcely mai.i
tained at any of the coal centres, while at
New York sales of coal afloat have been re
ported at a decline of one dollar per ton on
prices current a fortnight ago. The trade
is decidedly dull ah round, and operators
in this city are unusually short of orders."
A bed of excellent coalffcts been discov
ered in the northern portion of Minnesota,
and within three miles of the Northern Pa
cific railroad. The coal is said to exist in
a vast hotly, the seams being from twenty
to fifty feet in thickness. Specimens takeii ;
from near the surface, where it crops out, '
show that it is a hard coal, of a dull black
color, resembling the Pennsylvania anlhra
ijLe taken from a similar position near the
According to an official affidavit made on
the Kith instant by Chief Engineer Tracy,
of the Crolon water works, New York,
there is not water enough supplied to the
lower end ofthe city to quench a great con
flagration should one break out. lie says
that the present head of water is only suffi
cient to force the water over a large down
town" district up to the lloor ofthe secontl
Commissioner Douglass received a dis
patch yesterday from Etlward Tompkins,
Jr., who was detailed by the Internal Rev
enue office to look after'its interest in Cii
cago, staling that tbe vaults were opened ;
yesterday morning and stamps found therein I
m good order to tho valuo of 1768,000 ;
and further, that the collector, offices arc
again in operation, and that everything is
The corner-stone of tiie Boston Postofiicc
was laid with imposing Masonic ceremonies
yesterday afternoon, President Grant aid
ing the (irand Master with trowel and
cement. Several national and State digni
taries were present, as were a large num
ber of ladies, among whom was Mrs.
(■'rant. Postmaster General Creswell dc»
livored an elaborate and eloquent address.
It is indeed an illwind thatblows nobody
good. It is said that there is not a single
indictment left against any accused person
in Cook county, Illinois, which is certainly
a piece of good fortune for some rogues.
But, on the other hand, the lawyers have
Buffered severely. Hardly a law library or
law office is left;' not a paper to show that
there is a suit pending in any of the six
courts ofthe county ; not a judgment, not a
petition in bankruptcy in the Federal courts.
And worse yet, so far as is known, all the
records of deeds ami mortgages are de-
The Chicago Postoffice Safes.—
The postmaster at Chicago yesterday tele- i
graphed to the Postoffice Department that j
one of the safes of the postotrice hail been
reached, and its contents found in a damaged '
condition, The books were all legible ex
copt the cash book, which was almost de-
Thiity-fivo hundred dollars in money
had been recovered, and about $SO,OOO
worth of damaged postoffice stamps were
found. These will be returned lor ex
change. There are two other safes yet i
the ruins, that of the superintendent of th
money-order office and the stamped enve -
ope clerk's,
__ Tuf. Middlesex county (N. J.) Sunda
School .Convention, which was held at New
Market on the 13th, unanimously recom
mended that each Sunday school in th
county take up a collection on Sunday, Oc
t.ilier T2, to aid the suffering children o
Or.-at success of the peerless young comedteam
-.vim will appear in her unrivalled impersonaikr
WEDNESDAY EVENINO, October llth, 1871
Will he performed the beautiful comedy ol'
Naomi Tighe, (with songs) Mi-s L'll.li Kluriio
Iv rehearsal and will shortly be produced Dlo
Hour, icault's great play of
Saturday Afternoon—
The undersigned lakes great pleasure in pub
lishing ihe fact to the public that ho has opirnei
a first-class
on the coiner of Hull and .Seventh streets,
_U—GBStVKa, A'a ,
and oilers for sale fresh and fii-st-elass goods, a
r i- » price than mm—l. Call and examine go'oi
md prices before going elsewhere lo buy
jw&sim ps 'ri:Ai'ii,\i;i:.\.
TTAMJS WANTED—.Wasted, iiiiiu.iliairij
J._, FIFTY HAM IS lo work wilh material trail
Krintendem's offlce Kichmond, Fredericks
and Fotomae railroad, comer of Hroad and
th streets. ,„. |B_3t8_ 3t
AYIKD—A lliiiiiiu-Koom M-.ni.n , _
ahoy of lli to-Al. Apply, with recommen
dalknis, at 201 Weat Franklin sired, comer o
Jellerson. oe 17—111«
"IITANTED—MIIty mood, honest Colored Bu>
IT from 12 to li years old. Permanent situa
ti'iis. Apply at si 'HAILS HOTEL,
oc 18—at* Between sixth and Seven tints.
The Republicans of Madison AVard will mcc
al ihe Union llolel TO-MOUKOW NHIHT, at
..'.■lock, for ihe transaciion of important bust-
Let all attend. JOSEPH COX,
"' |s ■ ■'-' Chairman.
O LECIES for the approaching Fair will be die
iwsedof by public auction, at the Fair <irounds
on 1T.IIIAA" NEXT, tho 20lh October, ut on
o'clock P. P.l. precisely.
Particulars and ■peurficatlona maybe found at
JOHI W. U OI.TZ. Hews and City Editor.
KMEOTtOn IICKKTS printed at the STATE
JOURNAL office, at the following reasonable
rates :
LOW »3 00
5,000 nso
Each additional I,IXIO 2 00
The CASH must accompany all orders.
AVriie the names to be inserted PERFECTLY
PLAIN', in order that no errors may occur.
lor the Seuutr.
For the House.
I'or the House, from Henrico.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the 23rd
and 34th of this month, books'of registra
tion will be opened at the different voting
places throughout the State. AYe trust no
Republican will fail to register, and to see
that his neighbors do likewise.
We give the following boundaries and
precincts of the different Wards of Rich
mond as last laid off,
Ut Precinct—Ml that portion ofthe ward situa
ted west of lielvidere, north of Main, west of
Henry, nnd south of Broad streets.
-'' Pri cinel— That portion ofthe ward north of
Broad, west of Henry, and south of Leish
i.l reels
3d Precinct— Thai portion ot the ward north of
Main, west of Adams, south of Leigh, and east
of Henry streets.
Ist Precinct—Xl\ Unit portion of the ward Mst I
oi lielvidere, south of Main, and west of Fifth
i,l Precinct— That portion of tho ward north of
Main, east of Adams, south of Broad, and west
of Fifth streets.
- M Precinct— Thai portion ofthe ward north of
Broad and Leigh, east of Adams and St Peters
-until of Jackson, and west of Second streets
4lh Precinct— North of Broad, east of Second
south of Jackson, antl west of Fifth streets.
Ut P.; el net—AM that portion of Ihe wanl north
If Broad, east of Filth, south of the fully ma
ting easl of Fifth, and west of Eighth street
id Pad net—Tlie portion of tile ward north of
Broad, east of Eolith, south of the gully running
east to Twelfth, west of Twelfth streets.
3d Precinct— That portion of the ward north of '•
Alain, eastof Fifth, south of Ilroad, and wo-; Oi
Twelflh streets.
4/.'i Precinct—Tha portion of tlie want eaxt of
tilth, south of Main, and west of Twelfth
Ist Precinct— All tliat portion of the ward east
of Twelfth, south of Clay, Marshall and Broad
mil west of Fifteenth streets.
id Precinct—'iho portion of the ward east of
tilteenHi, south of Broad, and wesl of Twentieth
3d Precinot—linst of Twentieth, south of Broad,
•md west of Twenty .fifth streets.
Wi Precinct—The portion of the ward north of
Iroad, east of Fifteenth, and wesl of Twenlv
ourth streets, J
lit Petri net— All that portion of the ward east
of 'i'wcniy-llflh and soulh of Main streets.
i'l Precinct— That portion of the ward north
of Main anil Broad, east of Twenty-fifth nnd
Twenty-fourth, and south of Clay.
'id Precinct—'l'h-.il ]>ortioil of the ward north
if Clay, eastof Twenty fourth.
Ut Precinct— All that portion of the ward
lorth 01 Leigh and Jackson, and west of St
•eter's and SI. James' streets.
id Precinct— -That portion of the ward north
of Jackson and tha gullev, east of St. Jama*'
ml west jof Fifth and Shockoe creek opposite 1 he
3d Precinct- -Tha portion of the ward Berth of
.ruad, Marshall and Clay, east of Twelfth and
hockoe creek and west of Eighteenth streets.
The Meeting Last Night.—The
nesting in front of tho City Hall last night,
inder the auspices of the Republican City
Central Committee, was well attended. It
vas also in a high degree harmonious and
nthusiastic. 'the meeting was presided
over by Wm. H. Trent, and was addressed
11 succession by Hon. John R. Popham
Sol, J. M. Humphreys, Col, 1. H. Shields'
lajor Samuel L. Amiable, and W, J. s!
Colonel Popham's address was able and
dignified. He arraigned the Democratic
party on the charge of most heinous crimes
committed by it before and since the war;
nd truthfully depicted the dangers which
lirealen the people of thi* Slate and city,
hould tho Democratic party obtain a new
ease of power.
Colonel Humphreys made a short, but
stirring speech, replete with sound senti
ments and telling facts. His remarks were
well received by the large audience, and
made a deep and, we hope, lasting impres-
Col. Shields was next called for. His
address was brief, but pointed and elo
quent. He gave out no uncertain sound.
He is an earnest and able advocate of the
cause which he espouses.
-Major Samuel L, Annab'c, candidate for
the Senate from Henrico county, being pre
sent, waa loudly called for, and appearing
upon the stand, addressed the meeting in a
most happy andcheerfnl vein. He pledges
a close anil careful canvass throughout the
county, and a Republican majority ot four
hundred on the 7th of November. His
speech was warmly applauded.
W. J. S. Bowie, an intelligent colored
gentleman, was then called for and made
an earnest speech in support of Republican
It being quite late when Mr. Bowie con
cluded, the meeting, on motion, adjourned.
The Church Bill Fire Company.
The following is the roll of Company "F"
of the Richmond Fire Department, recently
iganized lor service iv the eastern part of
the city. The material of which it is com
posed is excellent, all the members being
active, strong and vigorous, and not afraid
of work. ti. Watt Taylor, the popular
grocer, is captain ; Henry Taylor, foreman;
M. Meredith, police ; John Mackie, B. T.
Snead, A. Schmidt, W. B. Smith, Samuel
Preston, Benjamin U-ber, Taylor Briggs,
John 11. Armstrong, John 0. Taylor, A.
J. Duesherry, firemen.
Liverpool and London and Glow:
insurance Company.—The advertise
ment of this company will be found in our
columns to-day. The New York directors
have been authorized to draw on I/nidon
at sight and pay all losses by the late Chi
cago fire, which are supposed to amount to
two million dollars. In addition to this,
the company has, through the New York
rectors, subscribed ten thousand dollars
o the sulferers by the lire, as we find by
'ference to the New York Journal of 6WI
-tret of the 16th. The confidence ofthe
Jiiblic in this company is, therefore, well
I'aeed. Messrs. Davenport & Co. are the
puts, and their offlce is at 1104 Main
—, _*_
PUBLIC Documents.—We are indebt
ed to E. B. FJliott, chief clerk of the Bu
reau of Statistics, for a copy of the teport
—Gilbert C. Walker, of New York, has
gone to Lynchhurg.
—The stalls in the Manchester market
house rent for 420 each per annum.
—The improvement of tho streets still
continues in different parts of tho city.
—Three cross women, up on cross-war
rants, were fined $2 each this morning.
—The sun sets at half-past 5 this even
ing and the moon at eight minutes before 0.
—Heel-tacks are harder to bear than
poll-tax, and the harder you bear the wins,
they hurt.
~ ,v *« !''• Taylor will be absent a few j
tlays, and A. A. Lorentz, chief clerk, will
act as auditor ad interim.
__*"• A. Rogers, manager of the variety
show at Metropolitan Hall, has gone up the
spout, without liquidating.
—Up to yesterday, at § o'clock, the total
amount of the State debt funded was a
fraction over $21,500,000,
—Mr. Charles Nettlcton, of New York
city, has been appointed commissioner of
deeds for Virginia in the State of New
—The courts have decided repeatedly
that any person in a public assembly, who,
by loud talking, or disorderly conduct, dis
turbs or annoys the rest of the audience,
can be summarily ejected.
--The remains of Mr. James Simpson,
native of the county of Tyrone, Ireland 1
were followed to the Shockoe Hill burying I
ground, yesterday, by a very large number |
or Ins countrymen and friends.
Deal Only in Pacts.—On the 17th
the Petersburg Index published the follow
ing, as a "literal copy of a document pro
mulgated by the (Republican) Executive
< ommittee of the parly last year" :
IlK.tnyi-.iaTrr.s Nat. Ex. Bar. OOMSRTKI *
A\ Asm Kin-ox, September 2.1, IS7O. $
To the. Chairman of the Erecutice Committee of
Virginia :
Fearful limes are upon u-. Another necro in
the Senate of the United Slates, and the whole
North is lost to the Republican party Wei—i
plore you, by all the hopes of the future, not
nominate a negro for Congress; should you
overruled and one of their color be nominal I
n-li he must be defeated—for we had better le
the whole State'ol A'irginia than the whole Non
Le us save this election tlii_ fall atiheNort
at all costs, and by ihe tune ihe Presidential ele
.on takes place in'7-j, we will have as a pari
uirowu into the southern States rWMHM derma
■amities and from 800,000, to 1,000,1Ki0 coolie
Then wo will be fully able lo take care of 11
south. The negroes could then bi. gotten rid o
by being sent to Africa, or at all events w
th.m ! " 1S ' W '" '" vu "° *-*•» "sc fo
(Signed by] UIRBT A.AV11.R..:.-,
ill i>, ..... c . President.
J. 11. Plait, Secretary.
In this morning's issue it says Messrs
1 latt and Wilson have, through theirattor
neys here, informed it that the article abo\
is a base forgery," and that its publica
tion m the Index "is regarded by them as
j• . Wol ' it kin -"-" The Index tin
The paper in question came to ns iv tbe for
■ , I ',',''i'!-'l ,"v"' ; "'' Ind1 nd "•'" therefrom eopie
nd pubiished by us ii appeared to be geuitin
Horn the form m which it came; and wi- irive
publication for what on ils face it purported 1
be, without directly endorsing it. It is our uu
form custom to correct, on request, any error
..•nullified; and we intended. If thla diicunien
was denied or disowned, to make lite proper COI
rcciion in bi-halt of the parlies interested Tl.
gentlemen who possess the best Information o
in.- anDject deny the document'! authenticity
and while v ,e di. noi admit thai the Index ha
1 h? , .!'„';'!! t "r IJ ,i l " y ,'■'"',"'!" *■'•'" « lT " ""'"> readily th
beneut of this disclaimer.
We are somewhat surprised that any
I P i ape ri P oSSessi »S even ordinary ability
s, a mid have even imagined for a momen
that such a paper was genuine, emanatin
as it purported from such staunch Repub
hcans. He have not yet learned wha
| oourse Messrs. Piatt and Wilaon wi
Chancery Court of Richmond—
; .liidijr Filzhitgh—Tuesday, October 17tl
I he following cases wero disposed of:
Jones's administrator vs. Jones an
others. Decree fixing allowance to be pait
to infant defendants out of the income, am
directing administrator to pay the same
Randolph vs. Adams and others. Decrt
authorizing fund belonging to infant resid
mg m Alabama to he paid to guardian i
I that State. John Dunlop, p. q,
i Heriot vs. Equality Life Innsuranc
C otnpany. Decree dismissing cause. H
A. A; J. S. Wise, p. (|.
Beckman, &c, vs. Kolbe, <fee, Decre
confirming report of commissioner, ant
making a partial distribution of the fund
Pleasants, p. q.
Cottrell antl others vs. Lyons's adminis
trator, *c Decree confirming report o'
commissioner and providing fur Daymen
of the balance fund due, &c. Donley
Christian, and Lyons, counsel.
Atkyns by, to., vs. White and others
Order setting principles of decree and direct
ing cause to be recommitted to cominis
sioner for farther report. Naah and Boul
din, Marshall and liouldin, counsel.
Mortuary Report.—Tho following
is the tnorturay report for the week endin;
Saturday, October llth I*7l, coinpilet
from sexton's returns received at the Moan
of Health: Whole number of deaths in
the city, T.i ; iv addition, 4 still-born (al
colored) were reported. Sex: Males, 11
Importation op Salt.—The British
brig "Stella Ixulge," Allen, master, from
I.iverpoo , entered at the custom-house this
morning. She brines 5,000 sacks Liver
pool salt, consigned to S. C. Tardy & Co.,
of this city.
• em .
Persona L.—Captain Charles T.
Canter, of gigantic proportions, for
merly of this city, antl now an
officer in Washington city, has returned
here for the purpose of registering and help
ing us in the approaching canvass. W
want all the help of this kind we can get
and we commend the example of Captai
1.'.-inter as well worthy of imitation by
every Republican.
New Rails for the Tredeoar
Iron Works.—The Norwegian bark
Caspari," Sybertson, master, whose ar
rival at City Point we mentioned yester
day, entered at the custom-house thi
morning, from Cardiff, Wales, with GOO
tons of new iron rails for the Tredegar iron
works of this city. We are informed tha
three or four additional large vessels, wit i
similar cargoes are en route for this city
and will soon arrive.
Cnmailahlh Letters Remaining
in the Postoffice, October 18—An
drew Lester, 103 Chamber street; L. Dab
ney, ShadwellP. t).; Mrs. 1). Bipiton
Warren; Mrs. 11. Dicson, Zion Bantis
church; Mrs. Fanny Hiltzhimcr, Rich
mond; Mrs. Sallie Maynard, San Francis
co, California; Mr. W. W gam's Planta
tion ; Mr. Jesse Moore, Rupidan Station ;
Anna Smith, New York.
fitting &wml
rrial Paper fer the (iovrrnmmi.
ONE DOLLAR per square of eight linen, solid
SPECIAL RATES made ai counter, or br
contract, wilh regular patrons.
FOB Re.va.—This notice we find in a
number of papers published elsewhere in
the Slate, but when found in those of Rich
m did, we almost invariably sec them at
tached to such houses as are beyond tin
means of ordinary incomes. Tim grout
want of Richmond is small houses, that
can be procured at moderate rents—say
from twelve to twenty dollars a month.
One may walk from one end of the city to
the other for a week, without finding a
house suitable for a laboring or poor man
to live in, while numbers of our large
houses, even on Main street, arc found
with their upper stories vacant. We have
not yet been educated to tenement houses
and until we are, these large and costly
building must remain idle.
Still there are a number of vacant lots in
many portions of the city, upon which
should be erected at once the class of
houses so much in demand, but until those
able to build, learn that every city needs
the services of laborers aud poor "men as
well as the rich, and that tliev must be
provided with homes to conform to their
means, we must expect these lots to remain
vacant, or have erected upon them such
bulldinga as are beyond the roach of poor
Let some individual, able to do so, but
take the initiatory in this matter, and we
may soon expect the example to be rapidly
Police Court— Justice J. J. Whit
Presiding.— The following cases were dis
posed of this morning:
James 11. Sherwood, charged with being
i suspicious character, and also supposed to
>c a deserter from the United Slates army.
Sound over for three months in the sum of
Emma J. Johnson, charged with theft.
found guilty and sent to jail for fifteen
Kitty Willis and Catherine Johnson,
charged with abusing ami threatening Cath
erine Anderson. Fined $2 each.
Catherine Anderson, charged with threat
ening and abusing Catherine Johnson.—
Fined $2.
Robert Jones, charged with assaulting
and striking Horace Than with a hatchet.
If ined *.j.
— -*-
Itiiinrs or Air-iiiE.vcEs.—The courts have de
cided repeatedly that any person in a public
a M-inbly who by loud talking-, or di-.ord.rH
conduct, disturbs or annoys the rest of the. audi
ence, can be summarily ejected. Tlie propru -
tors of places of public amusement are, there
fore, fully justitled iv removing such fellows with
out ceremony.— Whig.
We would advise the sudden ejectment
from the theatre ofthe swarm of shrill
whistlers, who pay twenty-five cents for
admission and give five dollars worth of
nuisance to the audience.
■ '
Capitol Square.—The "Zebras "
rm«d with rakes, were engaged yesterday
n clearing the main avenue of the
ipiare ot the larger stones. Walking
irough Ihe Souare hcreufua will be less
rymg to people who have tender feet, and
o money to throw away on shoe leather.
— -w-
Who will Take It ?—A gentleman
f tins city proposes to bet $0,000 that the
tepublicans carry a sufficient number of
ounties to give them a working majority
v the House of Delegates—that is, if he
ad the money. Who will take the bet ?
Madison Ward Meeting.—An im
lortant meeting of the Republican* of
ladison ward i.s Called for Thursday night
t S o'clock. Let every Republican be in
ttendance. See the call of the chairman
f the ward.
Monroe Ward.—The Republicans of
lonroe ward are requested to meet at the
bird Street church to-night at 7} o'clock
Refreshment Privileges.— Those
nterested are referred to the notice of sale
T refreshment privileges at the Fair
m —— —
W anted.—The Fredericksburg railroad
wants some hands. See advertisement.
~— ■■■ — ... -jrr
asfTOne of those ii.imlsoni.- store-rooms In
t. Alban's hall, corner of Mbin anilThlrdstreets,
las just been opened by our young friend, G. G.
Tiioiirso.v, who has a compleie Mod of Quota
Bin, AVi.vks, Llecoai, fcj., lo which the nttoa
tion of the public i. invited.
»S".Mibscribr to Edward* 1 Circulating! Libra
v, now containing nearly FIVE THOUSAND
OLUMES of choice and interesting reading
latter ou all subjects. Terms moderate, only
weuty-five cents per month and a deposit of
te dollar. Everybody ought to be ablo lo read
t these rales.
fcSTMarketilig Mudc liosy Messrs. Stain.
IB! A Atkixsun have (panada prorteio sioro
the corner of Main and Third streets, under
I. Alban's Hall, where families can obtaiu th.ir
ili.e market supplies of Fresh Meats, Veokt.
es, BdTTIB, Eiiua, Tri-its, Ac, nt any lime
■ 'ii I A W. to 10 P.M. All articles gimraulecd
o be the bait ihe market ar.'oids,'.-.ml sold at the
west cash jrnces. This establishment is a rr.-.it
onvenience to the people, anil should be liberally
— sm
MT-l llulut is a Habit.—Ureal social evil
id abuses, which interfere with mqirlßle baa
lined the prospects and happiness of Ihuusaiirl
f the young. Sure means of relief for the err
gand unfortunate, diseased auij debilitaled,
hi be obta n -d by eallingat Da. WowoTT'e Pais
Al.vr Ofi-i.e, No. 207 Fifth street, betwc.u
race and Broad.
Where all advice is given free, none need fear
por-urc. All commiiuiciitloni answered prompt-
-«- —.—_.
AS -illiard Temple —Rcdford and Iveg, cer.
er of Main and Eleventh streets, keep the most
ishionable Billiard Saloon iv Richmond. Their
ables are all new, and everything connected
ith the establishment in flrst-class. Player
re informed that whistling Is positively pro
Cm the 12th October, at the residence uf the
ride's father, Henry V. Shawan, by 11, v Thos
.Arnold, MAOCrI-It. SHAWAN, of Cvuthl
a, Ky., to R. BAYLOR LYNE, of Richmond,
At his residence in Hanovercomitv, on the Mih
stant, Captain JOHN BEAL, in the Hist jear
his age.
' IVERPOO- AND Lo.>lKl.\ AND) <;_<>__
jpital, surplus and reserved funds,
(gold) *2t1,8<10,U73 W
ssets in the Utiited States over 3,000,000 00
laily cash receipts upward of (gold) 20,0Ul oo
vested in Richmond, Virginia jn,o.i(. I.i
The shareholders personam- responsible for the
gagements of the Company.
All directors are stiarenolders.
This Company offers undoubted security- to ils
policy holders. Its large Beasts, immense in. oinn
d tho promptness which has always chain.
rized the payment of ils 10-ses, force upon Ike
minds of ail candid parsons the imiiortanee of
the protection so much needed at this time and
now afforded by this Company.

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