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VAILY—*tl per year; six months, $3; throe
months, tl.tkl; I month, 611 cents.
sEMI-WEEKLY-*!.!*! per year: six month.,
#1 2A; three months, 75 cents.
\V EEKLY—tI ..Vi per year; six month., 78 cent*
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al*>ut daylight, reached its majority. It is
now twenty-one years old, and has, in that '
time, become more universally popular I
than any paper in the South.
We have been almost a constant reader i
of the Dispatch for twenty years, and be- |
fore the war regarded it as one of the best
papers in the State, from the fact that it j
was then an independent journal.
Since the w.tr, it has seen proper to iden- I
tify itself with the Democratic party, and !
like all strictly political journals, its pros
perity depends upon the rise and fall of its
Never in ante-bellum days was there such j
a Held in Virginia for' an independent pa- ;
per ; for one, that if it saw in* either side !
measures likely to affect the wealth ami j
prosperity of the State, would not hesitate
to favor them ; but the Dispatch has de
serted its old landmarks and permitted
itself to be chained to the party stake, |
where it must remain until its keeper is j
dethroned. We often observe in it a dis- !
position to commend the good in our party, I
and have frequently intimated that in the
course of time it would thiow off its prison !
garments and declare its freedom ; but we j
so frequently see it going back to confine
ment that we are left to speculate as to the !
We sincerely wish the Diipa'eh would !
return to its original independence, and ]
take such a stand as would enable thcabil- I
ity and experience of its managers to ac- j
complish great good for our common j
mother ; and now that it has reached the j
age which makes it a man—independent of ;
paternal obligations—we can imagine no ]
more glorious work for it to begin, than to j
shake from its shoulders the political slave- j
ry garments it has worn for so many years, j
atid adorn itself with those that would ena- '
ble it to enter that society of which it has j
been debarred so long.
Of course, if we viewed the interests of
party as above the material ones of Slate |
and city, we would prefer to have the Din
patch a Republican journal ; but we believe
every community equal to our own, should |
have a paper to watch its interests, regard- |
less of all parties, and WO know of none |
more competent for this duty than the i
PITTSYLVANIA ALL RIGHT.
We call attention to the card of the chair
man and secretary of the Executive Com
mittee of the Republican parly, In which
they state that the difficulty heretofore
existing in Pittsylvania county has been
adjusted, and that the party there is now
united in its support of the ticket. The
candidates of the party in that county for
the Legislature are Joseph Davis, M. R.
Lloyd and John C. Maddox, to whom the
Republicans of Pittsylvania are urged to
give their support.
AYe are truly gratified to see a willingness
on the part of our friends to surrender their
personal preferences in favor of the party's
interest, and can assure them that such
sacrifices will ultimately bring their proper
Hail we a less merciless foe to encounter
—had we not a party to fight whose only
principles are "death to Radicalism," we
might better afford to quarrel among our
rselves ; but if this savage and vindictive
jplatform fails to fire the Republican heart,
then a red-hot poker would find us a Sala
lublic.m* of Piilsylvnnin Cc.un'y:
ninittr-e, ia pursuance of an investiga
loged Irregularities in your late noini
iveutXon, delegated its power to adjtul
py and threatening diil'ertmces to Hon.
. Porter. Thiit gentleman Has just re
in Danville. Cpon full Information and
nisideration. he arrived at tlw conclu
he alleged h-regujaritit-s were noi nul-
Titiate the action of iho nominating
i, and that Joseph Davis, M. U. Lloyd',
0. Maddox, are the regular Republican
for election to the House of Delegates,
islon Is conilrined, and will be earnest.
Bd by this c-ommittee.
tifying to etttti' that at a large and en
inecting of the Republican voters of
ast ni",ht, tho deci-ion of Mr. Porter
imously ratllled, und, we earne-tiy
rbe zealously and successfully sustam
people at the polls.
Hy order of ihe ('ommittee,
Jon P. Lewis, Chairman.
P. Maddox, Secretary.
POLITIC AL 'OITLOO K.
) gratified to learn that the threat
uds of discord have been blown
a gentle eastern breeze, and that
iblican party wiil win an easy vk
fall. AYe already i.ad two majoi
e lower House, without Pittsyl
it tho three delegates to bo elected
from there increases the majority to five.
This is better. George M. Arnold, of
North Carolina, the f_Yjrite of Democrat. I
—over tho left—will deliver an address at
Danville to-morrow (Friday) night. Give
him a big. crowd, and our word for it he
will give yon a big speech.
A large and enthusiastic gathering of Re
publicans of this county was held at the
court-honse on Saturday, the 14th, and lis
tened with marked attention to an able ad
dress delivered by George M. Arnold, Esq.,
the colored orator from North Carolina.
Our friends in that county report the party
muted and harmonious, and able, as they
are willing, to elect their .candidates tins
Mr. Arnold also addressed a meeting of
citizens of this county at Keysville on Mon
day the ICth inst. He has the happy fac
ulty of inspiring his hearers with confidence
in the success of their cause, and has done
great good by able efforts throughout this
section. Charlotte will tell such a tale this
fall as will drape Democracy in deep
mourning for years to come. Its cham
pions aro now gasping, and with a few more
desperate struggles will be non est.
CRAIQ AND ALLEGHANY.
These two counties embrace one election
district, and are entitled to one delegate in
the Legislature. The immense Democratic
ha; excited the greed of numerous aspirants
@|c Watty State Mmmsal.
7 IMCHMOND. VA., THURSDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 19, 1871. TOL. III. NO. 5187.
lawyer of not much ability, and of no
;rcat popularity, the regular nominee of the
•arty; John McDowell Mann, of Allegha
iv county, a farmer of great political am
tion, but a man of good hard sense; and
ohn I). Sadler, of Alleghany, an cx
lerifFj ex-commissioner of revenue, and
x-assistant marshal, for taking the census,
his last position has given rise to the re
tort that Sadler is a Republican, of which
tobertson and his friends endeavor to make
apital, knowing, as they do, that he is a
popular man with the people, consc
lently a formidable rival.
From Craig we have Jubal A. McCor
ick, a merchant and hotel-keeper of New
astle, and, by the way, a sprightly and
irring man. He is also popular with the
tizens of Craig, and will likely poll a ,
arge vote in his county. Of the four, he j
perhaps our choice, because he is the
most capable man.
We have heard nothing of the principles
•owed by either of them, except Robert
n, who, in his card, says he is but obeying
the dictates of his masters in remaining
silent upon State matters. Oh ! for a lash |
o whip these slaves around the world,
bey your masters.
We shall feel sorry for the three defeated j
andidates, but arc sorrier because we have ;
o available Republican upon whom the
taunch Union men of these two counties
Under the above caption, we cheerfully aire space
o all articles suitable for publication, when ,''
possible to do so. We must mil be eonsittsrsii I
s endorsing or opposing the vinos of those- whose
articles appear in this t:olumn, but siniply as ./. .1
rous in* encouraging discussion of qnsstions likely
to effect puhlie interest.
A Few Plain Remark*^
The two great parties are marshaling
icir respective forces for the November
ections, and a sharp, close contest is ;
lead. On which side ought victory to
A plain citizen, capable only of common
ense views, has a few plain reasons to ad
ance on the Republican side, if you have
lace to give them publicity. j
First, if the old Democracy be restored
o power, everything will be unsettled, j
All that has been done by the war will
>c undone. A general upsetting and uni
ersal confusion will be the first feast to
Inch we shall be iuvited.
Nothing will be acqui:sced in but the
mancipation of the staves. j
The new amendments of the constitution,
ie suffrage question, and the civil rights
P™ will be waked up from their q.iiet re
to vex the national peace, and arrest
eacerul current of the country's indus-
Other disturbing subjects will come in.
adical changes iv the currency, iiuancial,
id tariff'systems, compensation for eman
ated slaves, indemnity for confiscated
operty. These and other questions will
>c, inevitably, the source of bitter dissen
on and irritation, and wide-spread disar
Of all things that Virginia needs, stability
first and foremost; for of all the seceded
tates she i.s the most disabled, and has the
cw;est and least reliable of the elements of
cuperation. She must be, accordingly,
icculiarly a sufferer by the confusion and
uctuation which will follow the putting of
ie whole country and all its interests on
n entirely new latitude and departure,
uiet is her manifest policy.
The genera', policy which, under Rcpub
can auspices, has succeeded the war, is a
eep, firm fixture in the sentiment of the
ountry. The people will not give it up
ithout a terrible struggle. A discord
ill follow the attempt to subvert it, the
result of wh'ch no finite w ; sdom can foresee.
One thing is certain: It will set the South
liack many years. It will be but a repeti
tion cf the disoiders -of the rebellion —a
prolongation of its ruin. Heaven save us
from such a stirring up of the malignant
passions and the bitter fruits ! j
No administration of the government has
been wholly acceptable, and none ever can
be. Even Washington's was criticised.
Better then endure whatever is not alto- |
gether satisfactory in Radical policy, than t
fly in the face of unhinging revolution. The
more especially, when it must be conceded
by all, that there is much in the present
Federal policy and administration to chal
lenge the approval, and even admiratioti, of
all considerate people.
Sl-pper in a Good Cause.—The Ladies' Aid
Society of the Grace-Street Baptist church an
nounce a supper at the lecture-room of that
lurch to-night. The tablewill be supplied wnh
1 the delicacies, of the season, «udev-.-i\ ili-um
e arrangement will be made for the convenience
of patrons. j
Mr. Editor.—l trust the brave and
ligh-toned gentlemen who compose the |io
ice force of this city will not arrest and in
carcerate these ladies in the station-huitM-,
as they did those who held a fair at Ham's
all, a few nights since, for the benefit of
heir church, it would not bo right, but it
ould be unjust and outrageously wrong.
Landon Boyd. I
The Prisoners iv the Chicago Jail.
11 was asserted that seventy or eighty
•risoners had been consumed in the jail of
hicago. This the Chicago Evening Jour
nal contradicts, and gives the facts as fol
The most painful rumors prevailed yes
rday on the streets that some forty or tit—
' prisoners had perished in the burning of
ie court-house jail, "but it has been ascer
ained that this repoit is without the least
niiidation. There were on Sunday eye
ing confiued in the jail about ninety pris
nirj, all of whom were given free exit
•lien it became apparent that the court
iou.se would burn, the jail doors being
irown open at 2 o'clock yesterday morn
ng. All the prisoners embraced tho unex
>ected opportunity to escape, and imniedi
tely left for various parts of the city, with
ie exception of George Dresser, who went
at once to the West Side police station and
gave himself up, where he is now in custo
y. Mr. Dresser, it will be remembered,
is the man who recently, while acting as
keeper in the-Dridewell, was the occasion
of the death of a prisoner, by throwing him
from the corridor into the yard.
Great destruction of property in all parts
of Nova Scotia is reported from the effects
of the gale which commenced on Thursday j
last. The storm was the severest known
KLEI'TIO' TH'KKTS printed M ill.- STAT}
JCCKIVAL ollice, H till' followii:Ig rcasouulil.
I i»r $:i (i<
-.nun' I i
l_t.li additional 1,00(1 2 00
OKIIERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
The CASH must accompany all order-.
Writ* the names to bo inserted PKRFEI Vf IA
PLAIN", In order that no errors may occur.
l-'or the Senutr.
Hon. J. B. POPHAM,- WILLIAM THOY
SAMUEL 1.. ANNABLE.
I-'or the House.
II Jf, m HIAMNON, aS. MILLS,
' HORACE 1.. KENT, lIKNHY MlI.I.Kl!
For the House, front Henrico.
'!. < . VINCENT. JOHN WOODVVORTH
REfJisTEii: REciisTEii:: iti:(jisii:ii!!:
»Mi Tuesday and Wednesday the 33rd
and 2.th of this month, books of registra
tion will be opened at the different voting
places throughout the State. We 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*.
I*/ Precinct—All that portion of Hie ward .-ii iv,- I
ted west of lielvidere, north of Main, west of
Henry, and sonthof Broad streets.
id Precinct— That JVir.ion ofthe ward norlli or
Broad, west of Henry, and smith of 1,.i:1i
:i,l Precinct— That portion of flu- ward north of
Main, west of Adams,.soulli of Leigh, and mil
of Henry streets.
let Precinct— All that portion of the ward cast
of Bi-lvidere, sonth of Main, and west of Fifth
id Pncinct— That portion of the ward norlli of
Main, east of Attains, south of Broad, and west
of Fifth streets.
•> 3d Precinct—Thnt portion ofthe ward north of
!ind Leigh, east of Adams and St. Peters,
f Jactoron, and west of Second streets.
•n-incl —North of Broad, east of Second,
f Jaeltson, and west of Filth streets..
■ecincl —Allthat portion of thi* ward noi . j
d, east of Fifth, south of the gully rou
st of l-'iirh, and west of Eerhth street*.
ecieict —The portion of the ward north of
east of Ekhlh. sotii.j of the gully running
rwell-U, west of Twellth streeis.
ecincl— That portion of the ward norih -rf
astof Fifth, sou.h of Broad, and west of
•tcinct —The portion of the ward east of
south of Main,'and west of Twellth
7,ri,ie'—All that portion of the ward east
of Twelfth, south of flay, Marshall ami Broad,
and west of Fifteenth streets.
iel Precinct—The portion of the ward east of
Fifteenth, couth of Broad, and wesl of Twentieth
3tl Precinct— .F.ust of Twentieth, sonthof Broad,
and west of Twenly-fluh sti-eeis.
-[ill Precinct—Tho portion of Ihe ward north of
Broad, east of Fifteenth, and weat of Twenty
Ist Precinct —All that portion of the ward ef . [
of Twenty-Jitth and south of Main stree.s.
■_./ Pre,inc.: —That poriion of .he ward north
of Main and Blond, east of Twcnty-fifih and
Twenty-fourth, and south of Clay.
3d P.-eciaci— That pot ion of the WBTd north
of Clay, east of Twenty lburlh.
Ist Precinct— All that poriion of the ward
north of Leigh aud Jackson, and west of St.
IVlcr's and St. James' streets.
id'Precinct —That portion of the ward north
of Jackson and the gulley, east of St. James'
and west of Fifth and Shockoe creek opposite the
3d Precinct —The portion of the ward north of
Broad, Marshall and (.'lay, out of Twelfth and
Shockoe creek nnd west of Eighteenth street.
Richmond College.—Our Baptist
friends propose to raise $30,000 for the
erection of buildings deemed almost in
dispensable to the success of Richmond
College. They have raised $7,000 iv ne
gotiable notes, aud it ij expected that $'S,
--000 more will soon be subscribed by Rich
mond Baptists. The Religious 11. raid says
XiK ivhen Richmond has done her part
y hope conlidently that the friends of
stitution elsewhere will lir- : sh the
not only wish complete success to
idertaking, but hope that by the re
of locomotives from Broad street,
lie subsequent construction of a
double-track horse railway from the City
Hall to or beyond Richmond College, the
property of the latter will be increased m
value in a few years over 100 per cent.
The friends of Richmond College should lie
among the wannest friends of the "Broad
street improvement"—not sympathizers
merely, but active and earnest advocates.
party held a meeting the other night, in
front of the City Hall, and we arc told had
one tallow candle to light up the stand, It
is true the party is poor, but certainly a
cent collected from each of those pre
sent —and none would have refused thai
amount —would have purchased a couple
jof tar-barrels, which, if lired up, would
j have lighted the whole street, and given
life and /est to the occasion.
Let us have no more tallow candle meet
ings, but, in their stead, let us burn torches,
tai"-barrels, &c, put out the gas, burn
with enthusiasm, aud have such light as
will enable us to see the faces of those
around us. Let no Democrat sneak there
m the dark, then sneak away, aud tell what
he didn't sco nor hear, but let us know
every man present, and his object.
| Certainly the City Central Committee is
not going to make it a week before we po]
'em agaiti. If it does, tlie other side may
Penitentiary Items.—The total num
ber of convicts on the prison books yester
day was as follows:
H7.iV-. 1\,1„r,,1. Total.
Male 152 UO9 7.1
Female _4 63 J7
The number of males employed on the
public works is 4113, leaving in prison EM
white and __'.> colored males and all the
j The new addition is nearly finished, am
as soon as the rear wall is completed tin.
shops will be in working order. No pri
sonors have been received since the lOtl
instant. The present Superintendent'- dis
ciplinc is "iirm and humane. The saniUuy
condition is excellent. Religious exercises
are held every Sunday.
Dksekves Assistance.—Mr. Robert
F. Rice, a poor, but honest, working man
while engaged shingling a house in .Sidney,
fell from the roof and broke his arm and
leg respectively in two places, lie is there
by cut off from supporting himself and his
poor old mother, a very old lady, 91 ft tl
old, who is the widow of-a Revolutionary
patriot. This worthy family deserves ihe
I sympathies and active aid of good peeple.
—The wild geese arc moving South
—Who was Richard the Third, before h
was "himself again ?"
—Mr. Daniel Driscoll has been appointei
engineer at the alms-house.
—The Diipulch is twenty-one years oh
to-day—not very we'd grown for its age.
—The annual meeting of the Chamber o
l i-iiiincrce will be held this evening at lit
—Many of our young men are so in
provident that they cannot keep anylhin
lin.l late hour.-!.
—A few more scholars can be accomnn
dated in the high school department of th
—"AU the elements" of theopposltlo
are to have a meeting at the City Hall ti
night at half-past seven.
—Mr. Peter Shaver, of Rockingham, liai
his pocket picked at Staunton yesterda
evening, losing over $500.
—Toe Hoard of I nderwriters reorganize!
yesterday by the election of T. M. ATfriem
('resident; "W. L. Cowardin, Yico-Pres
dent; and W. H. Christian, Secretary am
—(.'ol. Hardee's theory that ptsliferou
insects may be destroyed by concus
sinn. seems likely to stand all the tesl
tn winch it may be subjected. The thun
dcr from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and lowa,
few days a_o killed thousands of Demo
Plain Sewing.—At the delivery o
the prizes for plain sewing to his cottagers
at llugdenden, England, on the 21st o
September last, Mr. Disraeli spoke of the
importance of this accomplishment; am
stated that at the great exhibition this yea
there was a display of plain sewing from a
the countries in the world, and that th
prizes, alter critical examination of the
work, were all given to liritish compcti
tors. On examination he found that al
the prizes were allotted to Irishwomen
Perfectly ready to do full justice to th
abilities and talents of his fellow-country
women in Ireland, he wanted to know th
reason of their gaining all the prizes. Ex
■mining into the cause of the excellence o
the work exhibited by irishwomen, h
made the discovery that the Irish govern
ment had very wisely recognized plain sew
ing as an important part of national educa
tion. Jn consequence of prizes offered bj
the Irish government, plain sewing had bee
sthnulateu and improved among the people
the immediate advantage of which couli
hardly be conceived. Every Irish womai
who went to the national schools wa
taught plain sewing, and the consequent 1
was that a great degree of happine.s ant
comfort was diffused over households o
which they were members, subslitutin
taste and economy, instead of the waste
ful blundering manner in which womei
without proper instruction attempted, t
make or mend their husband's and chi
dims' clothes. Is net plain sowing
necessary accomplishment, instruction ii
which, if introduced into our public schools
especially those for colored pupils, vvoult
be of public advantage? It should b
mentioned that the attention paid to tin
branch of education in the Irish schools
is induced by desire to foster line needle
work, such as hem-stitch antl embroiderci
handkerchief, collars, &c, which ai
exported from Ireland targe!; lo th
Yorktown.—To-day is the anniversa
ry of the surrender of tho liritish forces a
Yorktown. On the 19th of October, 1781
i Ixird Cornwallis, who had, (or man
months, waged successful war upon th
spMM settlements of tho Southern sea
I board, and had finally entrenched his arm
at Yorktown, surrended his entire force
between seven and eight thousand, to Get
Washington. This event chocked the tit
of British successes, and was, in fact, one o
the closing scenes of the Continental war i
Before the late war, this auniversar
was celebrated in tlvs city with great spiri
The day was ushered in by the booming o
cannon from the battery of the old "Fay
ette Artillery," followed by another sain
at 12 M., and still another at sundowi
During the day the "Blues," "(irays,'
"Montgomery Guards," "Virginia Rifles,
and "Young Guards," would parat
through the principal streets, march to tl
square, and lire the usual rounds of blank
cartridges ; and the display would wind up
with a ball and supper, which were a
tended by the fair and brave of the city.
The patriotic ardor which thus impelle
our people to commemorate the deeds of ou
ancestors, is not dead—it only slumbers
and we trust that it will ere long animat
afresh all the peoplo of a common ancestry
a common country, and a common destin;
The Country People— Their Impre.
tions — We Want Fifty Thousand Ifrop
1,, Allen,l lite Slate Fair. —We are trot
the country we are, and profess to kno
something of the opinions of country pet
pie ; but we are not going to ackuowlcdj.
that all.country people are green, for i
limes their heads are tolerably leve
Weil, sir, what's all this about ? " Simp]
this and nothing more: On tho 'list da
of this month, the State Fair commence
in this city. It is considered, and ought I
be the "King Bee" of all held throughoi
the State every fall.
Every body wants the Fair to bo a sue
cess. To be this we must have a grea
many people from the country. Tn have
great many people here from the country
we must prove to them that the great Rid
mood Fair il nut gotten up for speculatio
by railroads, hotels, merchants and trades
men generally. We must deal with tl
fact as it is, and that such an impression
general among the country people wekno\
It is also a fact, that all our railroai
charge too high rates for people who con
to Richmond during the Fair, and that ot
hotels make-their bills heavier than tl
people can stand. We do not expect I
accomplish any great good in time for tl
approaching Fair this fall, but we wan
lo see this subject agitatcti; we want I
see lite railroads, hotels, 4c., consulted b
lite friends of this great enterprise, and w
Want to see the erroneous impressions re
moved from the minds of the count!
people by such a reduction of charges a
will prove them false.
Instead of two, three, four, or even ii\
thousand people coining here every fall, w
may as easily have p/h/ihiatsaud, but
can only be done in the way we have |U|
gested. If there is any subject upon whic
we are an fait, it is of country people sun
WHERE are They ?— We are requestc
t j ascertain the whereabouts of the regi
tration books to which iho Republican par
i-s entitled. They are said to be in tl
hands of different individuals, who a
eirnestly request*] to deliver them at once
uito the hands of either the sup ..intern ie
Rose Thomas, Mag. Pitman, Rosetta John
son, William Wilson, William I'arkcr,
Win. Taylor, Adam Lomax, John Brown,
were all bound over for three months in
the sum of §~>n each for keeping a disorderly
Bernard Tracy, charged with entering
the premises of Susan Tracy against her
i itsent and striking her son, John Tracy,
two cases. I loth continued till Saturday
next, in order that the accused may appear
before Judge Fitzhugh for violation of
Susan Tracy, charged with swearing
falsely, and causing the arrest of Bernard
Tracy. Case dismissed.
Charles Salamone, charged with assault
ing and beating J. L. Landon. Discharged,
Win. Smith, charged with being a va
grant. Bound over for three months in the
sum of |50.
Hli/.a Willis, charged with stealing $108.
the property of Dr. lloge. Case continiu-ii
David Diamond, charged with assaulting
beating, and abusing Mary Diamond, and
also with burning her clothing. Fined $."i, i
and bound over m the sum of |30 for three I
Win. Frost, charged with using abusive, j
profane and insulting language to, and as- \
saulting and attempting to kill, Eliza Cole- I
man. b'ned |&,
Kitty Frost, charged with assaulting Eliza
Coleman. Case dismissed.
Eliza Coleman, charged with assaulting j
and using offensive language to Mrs. Frost,
James Muntz, charged with assault and |
using offensive language. Dismissed.
Susan M. Tracy, charged with assaulting
Bernard Tracy. "Case continued till Sattir-!
Ten Years to Hard Labor.—We j
mentioned several days ago, the arrest by I
Captain Frey, special agent of tlie Post- I
office Department, of 'Thomas a j
mail carrier on tho route from Harrison
burg to Port Republic, and the confession
of guilt of the accused.
On Monday last, l.amkin was arraigned
for trial before the V. S. District Court at
Harrisonburg, Judge Rives presiding, and
pleaded to the charge not guilty. He was
defended by Messrs. Harris, Effinger and
Paul, and prosecuted by J. S. Slater, As
sistant District Attorney.
The jury in the case rendered a verdict
of guilty, and the prisoner was condemned
to the penitentiary for ten years.
In the prosecution of this case, Mr. Sla
ter exhibited rare legal abilities, and won
for himself the rank of being classed with
the first lawyers of the State.
It is an almost useless undertaking to
defend a prisoner charged with crime by
Captain Frey, who i.s always first sure of I
guilt before ho makes an arrest. In fact, j
Captain F. is doing good work for the de- |
partment, and will ultimately succeed in j
breaking up dishonesty in the mail service. I
IJODf Found— An Ingue.it —The dead
body of a man was found in the James
river, yesterday, near the fire-brick facto- I
ry, at Powhatan. Justice Jacob S. Alice !
held an inquest this morning. The body
was identified as that of Charles Weiss, a |
native ofj Hesse Darmstadt, tier
many, who had resided in this city-l
about a month. He left his home yester
day morning while laboring under an abcr- |
ration of mind. There being no marks of
violence upon the body and no evidence of
maltreatment, the jury rendered a verdict |
that he came to his death by accidental
Rather Airisii.—Mr, Sener, ofthe
I Fredericksburg ledger, is in the city, but
i his recent visit to tlie West has completely
I spoiled him. The pretty girls he met, the
large and rapidly growing cities of that
section have so tinned his head, tliat he
I thinks Richmond behind in the former, and
| a mere village, compared to the cities of the
j West. A countryman putting on airs !
| Well done for a watering place of the
i Richmond and Potomac road.
(•This court, which was to have met next
Saturday, will not convene until Monday,
K-q., deputy clerk of the court, received a
| dispatch from Judge Bond to-day stating
that he'would be here on Monday. It i.s
expected the Judge will remain as long as
there is any business requiring his atten-
Democratio Appointment. — Mr,
Daniel Driscollhas been appointed engineer
at the city alms-house. Wonder if he was
(pointed to run that barrel of whiskey,
•ought for the alms-house, and for which
the tax-payers of Richmond paid nearly
50 a few days ago ?
OUTPOURING AND INPOUIUNCL—
tere is to be a great outpouring of the
>eop!e of Henrico to-day, to attend the
lemocratic barbecue at Throgmorton's,
id we dare say a great inpottrini/ oi cheap
hiskey. Who doubts it? •
Chicago Illustrations. —Johnston
: Seldcn have received Frank Leslie and
arper's Weelclg, both full of illustrated
enes of the great fire in Chicago. I They
re inoro than usually interesting numbers.
I'NMAILAIiLE LETTERS REMAINING
n the Postoffice, October p.—Miss
nnie Denton, Junction ; Miss Lconna
KSTOne of those linmlseine store-rooms in
. Alban's hall, corner of Main and Third streets,
las just been opened hy our young friend, G. <_.
'ii.impson, who haa a complete stock of Guars
A, Wink*, I-Iqi-ors, he, to which the atten
on of tin- puMic i-. invited.
i>_f»n_Krrilii- lo Edwarde' Circulating Libra
, now containing nearly FIVE THOUSAND
'OLUMES of choice and interesting reading
•ttter on all subjects. Term, moderate, only
venly-live cents per month and a deposit of
c dollar. Everybody ought to be able to read
■SSTA llnl.it Is a llul.it—Great social evil
id abuses, which interfere with marriage, has
iilctl the pnr-.j..-1-ts ami happiness of thousands
the young. Sure maun of relief for the err
gaud unfortunate, diseased and debilitated,
n be obtained by calling at Da. Woicorr's Pai»
aim Oificb, No. 207 Fifth street, between
race and Uroad.
Where till advice is given free, none need fear
po-ttre. All communications answered prompt.
»-i 'Billiard Temple.—Rcdfard and Ives, cor.
■r of Main and Eleventh streets, keep the most
nable Billiard Saloon in Richmond. Their
tril.ii-.- tat till new, and everything connected
THE FISHERY EXCITEMENT
SAND STORMS IN CALIFORNIA
Five Thousand Sheep Seattered and Lost
STEAMER IOI MIKHLD in SAOINAIVBAY
THE SLAVERY QIE8TI0* It BRAZIL
LeAtetvt W*Otf&tgn INpwk
AN IMPORTANT ORDER
THE ACQIIFTAL OF VICTOR PLACE
Trial of the Communist?!
Gloucester, Oct. 19.—The schooner
"llorton" has arrived here. Her crc\
« greeted by a grand reception—inclut
the tiring of a salute and other acts o
lation—to testify the approbation of th
ermen for the act of recapture. A sub
scription for the purpose had been previous
ly taken up, and over $000 obtained.
Snnd Storms in California---Fifty Thousan
Sheep Scattered and Lest—-Elections, fee.
San Francisco, October 19. —During th
prevalence of recent severe sand storms
near Fort Tijon, fifty thousand sheep wcr
scattered anil lost in the mountains.
The Tax-payers carry tho city in th
judicial and school elections.
Steamer J'ounderetl in Saginaw Bay.
Detroit, Mich., October 19. —The passei
per steamer "It. G. Colburn" hasfounderet
in Saginaw bay. Two boats, containin
the officer, and part of the crew, are miss
ing. Three passengers and seven of th
crew were saved.
New Orleans, October 10. —The Calves
toti News has an Austin special, whic
says that General Reynolds finds no ncces
sity for Governor Davis' proclamation of
martial law in Limestone county.
The Slavery (iuestioti in Ri-azil.
"Alps" reports that the bill for abolishing
slavery in Brflsi), has passed the Senate by
an overwhelming majority.
1 i -~m Mur.llonduill.
Salt Lake City, Oct. 19.—Aaron John
boii, a Mormon bishop, has been arrested as
an aecesory to murder.
| ACQUITTAL OF VICTOR PLACE—IM
PORTANT ORDER—C OMJH'SISI
Paris, October 19.—Victor Place, who
I has been on trial at Versailles for alleged
frauds in the purchase of arms for the gov
ernment, while filling the position of French
Consul at New York, has been honorably
The governmont has- issued an order to
I commandants of military and naval posts
j and stations on the coasts of France, warn
] ing them to keep a careful watch on the
I movements of all suspicious or suspected
persons, and to be prepared for prompt
I action to suppress any disturbance. The
I object of the order is to prevent the coun
j try from being disturbed or excited by the
I .The court-martial held in this city lor the
trial of Communists has sentenced ninety
one of the accused, brought before it, and
acquitted nine thousand.
LAST NIGHT'S DISPATCHES.
New York liems.
|. New Fork, October IS.—The yacht "Co
-1 lumbia" has again triumphed over the "Li
vonia" by a quarter of a mile.
The failure of the Atlantic Fire Insur
| ance company is announced. Its losses by
the Chicago lire are far greater than at first
1 lie value of the property seized in
j Brooklyn yesterday, by the revenue officers,
assisted by 1,000 Federal soldiers, is only
The National Insurance convention is
largely attended. Superintendent Miller
' stated that he believed the New York eoiii-
I panics WOll)d be able to pay 90 per cent.,
but that they Bhould have time to gather re
; sources, lie believed the fire in Chicago
| was the result of badly constructed
houses, and stated that in Paris or Lon
don a lire would burn itself out in one
Theodore 15. Pryor, son of Gen. Roger
A. Pryor, left his father's house, in Brook
i Ivn, on Sunday, since which time he has
not been heard from, lie is believed to
have been under a temporary aberration of
Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition.
Atlanta, Oct., October 18. —There was
[ an immense gathering at Oglethrope Park
to-day. At least 10,000 persons were pre
sent. "Rattler" won the two mile race,
| antl "Combination" won the three mile
The programme for Thursday and Friday
is splendid, and there will be a grand trot
Ci'y of Mexico, Oct. 10, via Havana,
Oct. 18.—The proniinciuincnlii attempted
here has been promptly suppressed.
Profirio Diaz is reported to be on the
| road between Puebla and Vera Cruz at the
head of two thousand men. The national
j forces at Orizaba will march against him.
A New Candidate for the Presidency.
Pittsburg, Pa., October 18.—In view of
I the result of the recent elections it; Penn
sylvania and Ohio, the Pittsburg Post
comes out to-morrow for Thomas A, Scott
(president of the Pennsylvana Central rail
road) for President of the United Stales as
tfvettntfl £tat* founurt.
Offlrial Paper fer the Government.
rates of advertising.
ONE HOLLAR per square of eight line*, solid
SPECIAL RATES made ut counter, or by
! contract, wilh regular patrons,
j the man to carry Pennsylvania *gaitist
: Grant by an overwhelming majority.
The Wisconsin Sufferers.
i Washington, October 18,—The Secretary
|of War has directed the commanding olli
ccrs in Wisconsin to trive such aid to tbo
i sufferers in that State as they deem ad-
j lor denies the injunction against the lease
jto the Pennsylvania railroad, and sustains
j her right to lease the united companies of
fjOiiibiii, Oct. Is.—Advices from Hague
report dissatisfaction with the government.
A mob stoned the residence of the Minister
of the Colonies, and troops are now quar
tered in the city to prevent Anther demon-
Faris, Oct. IH.—T.IO evacuation of the
six departments, stipulated by the treaty,
will be completed on the 27th of December.
These departments are declare) neutral in
a military point of view, until the indem
nity is paid, and during the departure of
the Germans, will not iie occupied by
Frankfort, Oct. 18.— The labor troubles
in Mayence resulted in a riot, but the mili
tary dispersed the mob.
On the Kith inst., hy Rev. <- w. Petherbridg..
Mr. .1 AMES RIDDLE anil Miss ELLA N. JOR
DAN —both of Henrico.
At Trinity Methodist Episcopal church, on the
l.'-h inst. by the Rev. .1. Powell Garland, Mr.
ANDREW J. TYLER and Miss MARY LOUISA
HAOAN—both of this city,
(In the 2sth nil., in Buckingham county, Va ,
.II'IIITII B G ANAWAY, aired SI years, "widow
uf the late T. 0! Ganaway, of llellmont.
In Manchester, on the I.lth inst, VANDELA
JACKSON, infant daughter of .10l n T. an
PROPRIETRESS Mas. W. T. POWELI
Great success of the peerless young comedienne
MISS LILLIE ELDRIDGE.
Miss Lillle Ehlridge. in Ten Characters.
THURSDAY EVENING, Oclober 19th, IS7I
Will be performed the pastoral charactei of
Dora, (with songs) ~ MissLu.i.is Ei.nßiirri
Song and Dance Miss A-ICI H-.ti.Tir.s
To conclude with Shakespeare's comedy of
KATHERINE AND PETRt'CIIIU.
Katherlne Miss Lili.if. Ei.nattiuß
To-morrow (Friday) evening, b.-notlt of
Miss Lit i.iij Et.tjKliiuir,
will be performed ISoiircicaolt's last seii-.i,:irn
OR, THE CHEERY TREE INN:
Saturday Afternoon —
LILLIE ELDRIDGE BUtKNEE.
Monday Evening, Oct. 23d,
ADA HARLAND AMI) TROUPE.
YEW -STORE ! NEW PRICES i
The undersigned takes great pleasure in pub
lishing the fact to the public f hat be has opened
on the corner of Hull anil Seventh streets,
?.lA\. inrstKi:, v., ,
ami odors for sale fresh and first-class goods, a
a l.'M price than usual, (.'all and i xamine gooi
aud prices before going elsewhere lo buy.
«■ IS—WSSIm PS TRAPHAGEN.
TTAXDS WANTED—Wanted, intmediatel
X LFIFTY HANDS to work with material tp.u
onI±UANTICO BRANCH ROAD. Apply a
Superintendent's office Richmond, Frederick
burg aud Potomac railroad, corner of Broad an
Eighlll streets. . oo It—Hl
A TTENTIO.\, JEFFERSON WAIIIi:
The Republicans of Jeflerson Ward will me
at their Club Room ou Eighteenth street, be
tween Main and Franklin. TO-MOKRoW (FR
DAY) NIGHT, at 7M o'clock, for Ihe transact io
of important business. A full attend.tn :-e is d
sired. Hy order of
oc 111—2t _____ THE PRESIDENT.
A TT EST I ON, MAOIMIN WAKII!
The Repnljfic-.itis at Madison Ward will nice
al the Union Hotel TO-MORROW NIGHT, al
o'clock, lor the transaction of important bat
Map. Let all attend. JOSEPH COX,
'-. is— if , liriirman
'I'D OF SHE'VA\DOA
L County, Virginia, and particularly t!
Republicans. We respectfully advise and r
commend that yon cast your vote tat Watlii
James, Esq., as your candidate lo repress
you in tlie House ot Delegates in the ne
Legislature of Virginia. As the time is i
short to call a convention of the party, w* til
lin ecmr-fl to present om- of our own party-fai
re- I suitable person lo receive your snppb
for this important position, and who will, v, tl
be-t of his ability, do all things nece-sru-y to pi
mole the inteiest of the citizens of this iutsruU-,
ottl Commonwealth. As il is your right, as wt
m }our privilege, to vole for those mora close
expressing your own particular views and sen
liit-iits, we hope ever/ Ri-piiblieaii iv th,-conn
will vote for .'ur* who is known to be true to tl
principles of his party, which are tin- sentimeii
of n large majority of the voter- of this count
il tli.-y rightly understood the views and sen
ments of the Republican party oH the country.
oc IS—wtde MANY VOTERS,
T WAOUY OAVIS, uf Ashland Tuwiishi
tl • resiM-ctfiilly ami.n.uces I,i:,i-*-lt' a CAND
DATE to represent Hanover county in the in-
House of Delegates at ihe approaching nir-cli
ill November. oc U—gwtda
COAL AND WOOD.
PIOAL AM) WOOD.
Constantly on hand
THE BEST OAK AND PINE WOOD,
LONG, SAWED AND KINDLING WOOD.
BITUMINOTS COAL AND COKE,
at very lowest prices, at YARD, corner of Main
and Seventh Streeis.
J. R. F. BURROUGHS.
FAIR REFRESHMENT PRIYI-
O LEIIES for tlie approaching Fair will be dis
-1 lof by public auction, al the Fair Grounds,
on FRIDAY NEXT, the 2t>th October, at one
o'clock P. M. precisely.
Particulars and specifications may bo found at
th.-office of A. L. West, the architect, Main
street. No. 1117. '' <l TOMPKINS,
oc 18—dtd Chief Marshal
83,500 will buy THE DOMINION TOBACCO
WORKS, Toronto, Ontario—(original cost $10,
--consisting of COMPLETE MACHINERY
for the manufacturing of Plug, Cut Tobacco and
Cigars, with steam and hydraulic power. Room
to work 2oii hnnds. Fifty per cent, may lie made
here on any amount invested.
J. D. LEWIS,
oc ii—d3m * Toronto, Oat.
TrKHIK KAI.E—I LUI OF LA>U arijoiuiii-
Jf Baltimoro Steamboat shed. Buggy of car-