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If reply to the allusion of the Enquirer
lis morning to the "carpet-baggers,"
copy the following bit of history of
t from the libera! Citizen, which we
mend to its attention :
ORTANT SCRAPS FROM HISTORY—
HE ORIGINAL "CARPET-IiAIJUEIi"
re have heard much and read much,
wjthin the last three years, about "carpet
baggers," "the Northern scum," the
9,unt and cadaverous Yankee," and the
oated and besotted German," and we
c taken a deep interest in the matter,
and made a careful investigation in order to
ascertain to a certainly, at what time, and
from wliat country, and from what cause
this remarkable personage originated, and
why it is that "The Southern gentlemen (?) I
elevated in his instincts, and honored in his
lineage, looks with inexpressible contempt I
on tlie New England worshipper of the al- j
mighty dollar, and Uie pestiferous German
scum, which pollutes our land."—FKxtract '
!rgian Democratic paper.]
Idwin, ox-C.ov. Smith, R. T. ;
Jevery Democratic etlitor in the |
, within the past three months, j
s subject with a great deal of
I have never suffered an oppoi tv
s without paying their respects
w mean dog,'' tlie "carpel-bag- I
vitli all their seal, and profound j
ive failed to inform a deeply in- I
blic, the exact period in tlie his-
State when this truly celebrated |
and his numerous associates,
o the sacred soil,
an eminent London publisher, i
ting fact and record of elevated
md "honored lineage" would
lost, lost forever to the world ! !
i loss, and how a similar one is !
described in Gray's Elegy, one j
test poems in the F.nglisii lan- i
gem ol purest ray seivii.-.
unf.uhom'd caves ol' ocean baas ;
Howes- is born to blush unseen,
its sweetness on the desert air.
nks to Mr. John Camden, who j
.ntiquarian works a speciality, |
it published a volume entitled, !
ml Lists of Persons of Quality, j
, Religious F.xiles, Political ;
Rebels, Serving Men, Sold for a Term of ■
Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maid
ens Pressed, and others who went and who ;
were sent from Great Britain to America in :
the 17th and 18th centuries. The work '■
gives the names of the ships, and other in- j
teresting facts compiled from British public
records, they are of course authentic.
From the record we find that in October, |
US men and .'io women, ''carpet-baggers." were '
carried from Newgate to Black Fryars, and put i
on board a lighter, to he curried down the river ;
to be shipped on board the " Caesar," off*of llep- j
lord, for transportation to Virginia.
In January, 1735, 140 "carpet-baggers ' from
Newgate, anil Is from the jail at Southwork, J
were sent over. In May, the same year, 106. In j
1738, atone time. 12d.* 1739, were shipped 127. j
In 1741, a whole ship load of "carpet-bagger/
were transported. In May, 1717, several larg,- |
ships sailed from Liverpool, carrying in.atl 1,000 :
"carpet-baggers.'' In 1749, the ship "I.aur.i" !
sailed with 13. r >. In 17*+, Mr. Stewart made a regu
lar contract to transport "carpet-baggers'' 10 Vir- I
In 177.5, were shipped to Virginia, from New
gate, c:l men Bad women, and 4"> from South- :
work—the same year, also, enine M men and .10
women. In October, game year, 27 women and j
15 men from Newgate. 17<;2, were shipped M
women and a men. 17tlti, Sir Edward Sandr
says, the British government sent over 10(1, antl !
speaking of Maryland and Virginia he says !—
"Several of the best planters, or their ancestors, j
have, in the two colonies, been originally of tin*
These astounding details might be ex
tended, but enough is given to settle this
important question that the original " car- |
pet-bagger" dates back far anterior to the i
late "onpleasantness," and shows how :
groundless the pretensions of "army ad- ■
venturers," and " sutlers" from the region I
of Fortress Monroe, to claim, and insist of
their being the pioneers of " Carpet-Bag
ism!" Gen. Butler made the first "con
traband" but history proves he didn't make
th? first "carpet-bagger." It is also a
great piece of arrogance for all the Joneses,
all the Smiths, afl the Baldwins, all the
Daniels, all the Democratic Editors, .and
99-lOOths of manor-born, and codflsh-aris- j
tocracy to boast of their " elevated in- |
stincts," "honored lineage," and "Extra
Talk about blood ! litre's blood com- i
posed of Newgate "carpet-bagger" and In
dian, mixed in equal pre portions. How's
that for high ? I low aie you, Pocahon- |
We will close by singing to tie tune of j
John (J. Saxe:
Of all the notaUe things on earth,
The queerest one is pride of birth,
Among our "lierce Democraeie" !
A bridge across a hundred years, -
Without a prop to save it from sneers—
Not even a couple of rotteca Peers —
A thing for laughter, fleers and jeers,
Is American aristocracy!
English and Irish, French and Spanish,
Herman, Italian, liutch and Danish,
Crossing their vein* until they vanish
In one conglomeration!
So subtle a tangle of Blood, indeed,
No heraldry-Harvey will ever succeed
In finding the circulation !
Depend ui>on it, my snobbish friend,
Yotir family thread you can't ascend.
Without good reason to apprehend
You may find it 'waxed' at the farther enJ
Ily some plehtan vocation !
Or, worse than that, your boasted Line
May end In a loop of stronger twine,
That plagued"some worthy relation '
Resignation of His Oflice—His Reasons for j
Resigning—Reply of President Grant—
Warm Commendation of Che Retiring t'al-
Cubtom-House, New York, 1
Collector's Offce, Nov. 18,1871./
To ihe President:
I hereby tender my resignation of lhe
office of Collector of the Port of New York,
to take effect upon the appointment of my
You are aware that during the period I
have held this important trust, and because
I have held it, 1 have been subjected to a
persecution which, tin- persistent misrepre
sentation and unrelenting vindictiveness,
has fortunately but few parallels in the his
tory of political strife. Throughout this
somewhat tiying ordeal I have been sus
tained, however, by the consciousness of
my own rectitude, and by the fact that dur
ing my official term I have enjoyed unin
terruptedly, and still retain your confi
dence, Undiminished by the vituperation of
my accusers. For the manner in which
the duties of the office have been performed,
I take pleasure in referring to the judgment
of my official superior, the Secretary of the
Treasury, and to the BgurCß of record in
the Treasury Department, which show how
the revenue has been collected, and with
what diminished per centage of cost. I'n
less your attention has been called to this
record, 1 beg you will refer to it.
Groundless as the aspersions cast upou
me are, and fully as they have been refuted
»arty, and rather than incur such a hazard j
would relinquish my position, even had it i
en coveted, which you know it was not.
hen appointed I believed I could render
service by accepting the place ; now 1 be
ve I can render a service by resigning it, |
d I gladly embrace the opportunity. In
vering my official relation with tho gov- ,
iinent under these circumstances 1 may
so properly refer to the gratifying result
the recent election in this State, which
ayes the control of its affairs substantially ]
the hands of that great party of progress
d reform, of which you are theacknowl- |
ged head, and for the success of which it I
11 ever be my pride and duty to labor. I
i, dear sir, with high respect, your obc- |
E.\e< i tive Mansion,
Washington, I). C, Nov. 20,1871.
n. Thomas':Murphy. Collector Port of Neio j
Dear Sir : Your letter of the ISth in
tint, tendering your resignation of the ■
ice of (.Collector "of the Port of New York,
th reasons therefor, is received. It gives 1
c gleat pleasure to bear testimony to tha
icicncy, Honesty, and zeal with which
ou have administered the office so long as
has been entrusted to your keeping, j
our own peace of mind, no doubt, will be '
nhanced by leaving the office of Collector,
it 1 doubt whether such a course will in
y sense be a benefit to the public service. |
,'nder your administration, the revenues j
>m tlie New York custom-house have |
>een largely increased, and the cost of col- I
ction, in proportion to the amount col
■cted, has been greatly diminished. This i
shown by the. records of the Treasury I
apartment. Yon have had my unquah- |
ed confidence ever since you entered the |
lice of Collector. You had that conti
ence before, or the appointment would ,
ot have been tendered you. That confi- |
ence is still unshaken, and in accepting
our resignation, I desire to give you the
idlest assurance of this fact.
Whether you remain in or out of office, \
ne will cornice a just public of your en
re innocence of' the charges brought j
With' great respect, your obedient ser
,-ant, 1.. Is. oiuxr.
As we read the dispatch announcing the
irrival of the Duke Alexis in New York, ,
,ye came near saying, "The long agony is
iver." Hut yet it is not over. It is .just
jcgun. According to the reports, the pal
pitations of the heart of Toadydom were ,
lever more intense than at this minute. ]
Some of the newspapers are quite dis
ressed for fear the Toady family—for we ,
aye such a family—are going to make fools
f themselves. These journals wish this |
voided, and so they lecture the members '
f that family in such a pointed way as ,
-ould fully justify the aforesaid in getting ,
i loronghly 'mad. It is too bad to tease ]
tiem. They are going to make fools of
t lemselves as a matter of course, but it is
learly their tight. It is the inalienable (
ght of a toady to make a fool of himself ,
:>r herself, and as for us, we arc not going to ,
make equal fools of ourselves by trying to
'et them not to do it, when we know as ,
well as we know anything that the (
effort would be in vain. And then we ]
■should be opposed to interfering with them
on humane grounds, if on no other. We
believe that toadies have as clear right to I
happiness as any other class of tho people, ),
and so let them have a good time with i
Alexis. He is a nice young man, and
won't hurt them. And doubtless he has
seen some of this family before coming to ,
enable him to judge aright between them ,
and those whom the journalists hereinbe
fore mentioned are anxious to have repre
sent the better side of America, truly grate
ful as it is for the strong, never-wavering
sympathies of the government this youth
represents. Russia was true to us in our
darkest hours and we doubt not that it
will somehow be so contrived that Alexis
Sriall look past all the lines of the mere
ladies into the real heart of America, beat
ig warm and true for his fatherland.—
Virginia Postal Affairs.—The
Postmaster General, yesterday, made the
following changes in Virginia post offices:
At Round Hill Loudoun county, Herman
Lodges is appointed postmaster, vice M.
B. Chamblin resigned. At Brandon,
Prince George county, Miss V. A. Ritchie
is appointed postmistress, vice 0. R. Brock
war resigned. At Peon's store Patrick
county, W. C. Staples is appointed post
master, vice (i. V . Finney resigned.
—The police force of Alexandria, gave a
grand ball at Harmonic Hall, last Monday
night. It was said to be considerable of
—J. Frank sou of the "lone
star" of Danville, has been appointed
postal railway clerk on the route between
Lynchburg and Bristol.
—The bridge of the Alexandria and
Fredericksburg Railroad, over hoof's run
has been completed.
- In Fairfax county, the infamous whip
ping post law was recently executed, by
the infliction of fifteen lashes on Sam
—A new fire alarm bell has recently
been placed in position at Alexandria. It i
In thu city, on the night of November Euth,
LESLIE O-i son oi William T. nnd Roberta Tay
lor, aged four year., ten months and seventeen
Of consumniion, on the liith oi November,
I Mrs. BRIUOET CONATY, wile of Mallhi-w
On the 21st instant, at Upper Maiibourne. the
residence of Mr. Edmund Kuttlti, Jr., Mis
MARY LORRAINE, in the eighty-fourth year
of her age.
On Tuesday, November 21«t, after an j lines- of
eight hours, JAMES M., youngest child of H.
1 Seldon and Julia Bell Taylor, aged eighteen
In Heurico county, on Sunday, November 19th,
I Mr. UARRET W. VAN YRANKEN, aged forty
! live years ten months and two days,
rrtHE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION—IIAK
L FLE (tor the Benefit of the Widows and Or
of the Southern States.
' No H. r >4. Evaxiau, Nov. 21.
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UiaTßincTios No. Sao. Moßicmo. Nov 22
(1» 4S 71 66 41 7~3D 12 2i> 18 .19 :i
my hand, at Richmond, Vs., this 22
i day oMNovember, IS7I.
I SIMMONS 4 CO., O.Q. TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pni
chated from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the
I I Branch office, No. 9 Twelfth stiec-c, thra? doora
10a% W. WOI/1% News and City Edllor. I
The Richmond Theatre. — Minx
Eate Fishir ami ll<r Muzepiia — Future
Prospects. —Believing that a spirit of illiber
ality was shown us by (he present manas- '
ers of tlie Richmond theatre, we have been
disposed to silence as to it and the class ol
amusements heretofore offered the Rich- |
mond public. Il is perhaps well it was so, |
as we nave seen but little to commend, but I
justice to n deserving actress, Miss Kate '
Flatter, who is now performing the leading I
characters at this place, induces us to break j
our long silence, and do for the managers |
what they have pcsistently refused to do |
for us—exhibit a spirit of liberality. Miss ,
Kate Fisher, in the celebrated play of "Ma-1
zeppa," is truly magnificent, and but for the |
want of voice, tier acting in tins play alone,
would rank her among the brilliant stars of
the American constellation.
llcr trained horse "Wonder," and the
happy understanding which exists between
them", as well as the natural grace and ease
she exhibits in her acting, keep the atten
tion of the audience constantly enchained.
The support Miss Fisher has received, has
been unusually good, showing a decided
improvement in the present company.
Now that the public has become sonie
ivhat reconciled, and the "loose screw" ha*
been found and tightened, we urge Mr.
I'owcll to cease not, until the theatre shall
regain its once unequalled popularity. He
md the public will pardon us for plainly
suggesting one or two changes calculated to
jive satisfaction to the patronage of the thea
re. That "big fiddle" and Cue man who
iianipulates it arc constantly complained of
>y those who believe neither to be transpa
rent. Frequently the best scenes are lost
>y the habit of the performer on this in
strument, of standing up during the acts, or
if his so arranging his instrument as to
jrevent those behind it from seeing the
italic. A change might be easily made for
The price of admission to certain private
i upper tier, and in full view of
licncc, is so low or, from other |
ire so frequently occupied by
leful to the audience, that we l
Mr. Powell to close them. —
quent complaints concerning
herefore we make mention of
nt these causes of complaint
filiation of the proprietors to
( theatre, e\en at a pecuniary
the prospect of improved and
performances deserve encour
he hand-s of every individual
1 interest in our city. Vie \
lestly appeal to every business
l forward, and however small j
on, make united effort to sns- ,
atre, which must necessarily
y more attractive to strangers,
he " French Spy" will be '
Miss Kate Fisher on her horse j '
If put upon the stage in the i ,
cent style as " Mazeppa" we
1 filled house and a highly de
j. —On yesterday we briefly
ie arrival in our city of Mr.
. Andrew, special correspond
bany (N\ V.) Fretting Journal.
Irew is an F.nglishman of fine
■ing connected with the press
itry, and during the past year
aluable contributions to the
'rind, the New York Inde-
Watchicord, the Troy Times,
and other American periodi- ■
as recently accepted the Vice-
T the National A'irginia Settle-1
ation, and his presence in our i
time is due to his connection '
iy evening, October 30th, Mr. '
was the recipient of most flat- |
onials of esteem extended to '
numerous friends in Albany
.ortions of the State of New '
he evening of that day a fine '
spread at the Watkins House '
, which was graced by the pre- i
any gentlemen, distinguished .
ir ability and public spirit in all '
rting the weal of the public at
the convivial occasion letters i i
om many gentlemen of promi- | i
could not be present, all of '
in the highest terms, not only
Mitleman in whose hemr | I
let 'was given, but of '
ts of the . association i
lie had connected himself; and
speeches, poems, and resolu- i
lelivered by those who were in '
The Albany and Troy papers j '
,c affair at the time as being a
y and fitting testimonial to ai !
k'ho had proven himself deserv- I '
lighest esteem and regard from j ■
len, and cordially indorsing the
aims of the National Virginia !
Association. We welcome Mr.
and his associates to Virginia, i
lame of progressive loyalty wish I
eed in the work he has under- j '
an officer of the association j.
i preparing the way for the set- |
our State of large numbers of I
people, who will aid in building ]
te places of the Old Dominion. J
XL To-Night.—There is quite ]
long the belles and beaux of the
of whom are making extensive \
is, choosing partners, «tc, for j
Catholic bail to take place to- |
isembly Hall. Our citizens are
that tlie orphans of St. Joseph's
lall be provided for during the
iter, and as charity and pleasure
c mingled so beautifully together, nuin
rs of them will patronize the ball to
ht. It promises to be the grandest j
it lir of the season. One dollar will pnr- |
: iase a ticket admitting one gentleman and j
ANNtAi, Meetings ok Masonic i
HAND BODIES. —The grand annual com
unication of the A., F. and A. Masons of j
rginia will be held at St. Alban's Hall.
this city, on Monday, December 11th, j
i (! I. M. The Grand ('onvmandery of!
Cuights Templar will meet at the samo I
aceat 12 o'clock on Thursday, December !
ie 14th, and the (irand Chapter of Royal
. rch Masons at the same ph c! on the same '
y at tl P. M. _
Ari'OKTIONMKNT OF SCIIOOL-Fl Nl>3.
' Ie superintendent of public instruction I
as made the fifth apportionment of school j
unds for the year 1870-'TI at the rate of
t ye cents for every person in the counties I
nd cities between five and twenty-one j
ears of age, and the second apportionment
o ' funds for the year 1871-72 at the rate
o ' twenty-five cents for every person of
Another apportionment of both funds
—The turkeys are settling up their
—Governor Walker has appointed Thos.
R. Green, F*"l . a hotary public for the
conntv of Loudoun.
—The Circuit court, Judge Wellford pre
siding, commenced calling its ollice judg
ment docket this morning.
—Frank Scott, colored, from Albetnarli
county, convicted of grand larceny, am
sentenced to the penitentiary for three years
was received in that institution yesterday
—An axle of the rear coach of the ac
commodation train coming to this city 01
the Richmond, Fredericksburg and I'oto
mac railroad, broke yesterday morning
when about a mile this side of Hungar
station. No one was injured.
—A special meeting of the Board o'
Directors of the Chamber of Commerce
will be held' this evening at 5 o'clock
Among tlie business to be transacted is th
appointment of delegates to the Nationa
Board of Trade, which will meet early ii
—John ('real and Pat O'Keei'e (whites)
and Tucker Coleman (colored), charge!
with threatening the life of Capt. John W.
Talley, township collector, in the riot at
the Richmond Granite Quarry, Saturday
afternoon, were examined before Justice
J. B. Ilarvie yesterday, and sent on to
the grand jury for indictment.
—By returns made to the assessor of the
Third internal Revenue District of Vir
ginia (embracing the city of Richmond ami :
sundry counties), it appears tliat 25,52!) !
gallons of proof spirits were rectified dur- ,
ing the month of October. During the j
same month 1,181 gallons of spirits were I
reported as distilled from fruits.
—David Holmes, colored, was arrested
by office: - Craddock yesterday and carried,
before United States Commissioner Pleas
ants, charged with having in his possession j
manufactured tobacco on which the tax had i
not been paid. He waived an examination, j
and was held to bail in $250 for his appear- j
mice before the grand jury on the first Mon- '
day in April, 1872 ; John Oliver, bail.
— Tin- City Uable to Ueary lktm-\
ages. —Through the neglect of workmen i
eiigaged in laying water-pipe on Marshall,
between Fifth and Sixth streets, a Mr. King j
was precipitated, during the darkness ot
night before last, into a hole in the street, j
left uncovered, and but for his peculiar I
situation would have met with a most pain- j
ful accident. As it was, one of his legs
Its broken in more than a dozen places ; j
in fact, it was so completely shattered, as j
rendered its immediate taking oil' abso-1
In the performance of this very delicate ;
operation, Mr. King received no assistance, |
but unaided, severed the leg near the hip
joint, and with the assistance of an ordin
ary walking cane, managed to reach his
home. lie is doing as well as could be I
expected, but finds the loss of his leg very |
We submit, that such carelessness ren- j
tiers the city liable to damages, and but for I
the fact that there are mitigating circum-1
stances connected with this aifair, we have I
no doubt an easy recovery would be made.
Fortunately for all parties concerned, the
leg of Mr. King, so terribly broken and i
mutilated, was a wooden one, which may i
bo replaced at small cost. The city
should be made to furnish Mr. Kitv,, as
*ood if not a better leg than the one he lost. I
Chancery Court op Richmond— I
fudge Filzliugh — Tuesday, Xocember 22.—
The following cases were disposed of:
Corkery it Millward vs. McGuire and
rubers. Decree dismissing petition of Me- !
(iuire against Spilman, but without preju
dice to his right to institute any suit at law I
;>r equity against said Spilman. Johns, I
Bouldin, Marshall &, Bouldin and Lyons, i
Mitchell & Williams vs. Clarke and
titers. Decree setting aside a former de
ree rendered in the cause, and giving time j
o plaintiffs to file exceptions to the com
lissioner's report, and continuing the in
unction until the further order of the
ourt. Lyons, Daniel, Sands, counsel.
James L. Maury, for &c, vs. McGruder j
id others. Decree referring cause to com
lissioner for enquiry and report. Daniel |
Bowers vs. Wingfield, Ac. Decree re
erring cause to a commissioner for enquiry
rid report. E. Y. Cannon, Slegar, coun
Duvall <% Kxall vs. Kxall and others.
tecree allowing amended and supplemented
■11, making new parties, to be filed, 4c.
■ riswold and John Howard, counsel.
Stanard vs. Stauard aud others. Decree
-uggesiiug death of .lames Craig, deceased,
me of the defendants in the cause, giving
leave to bis heirs at flaw to lile petition to
:>e made parties defendant thereto, John
Diinlop for petitioners.
Supreme Court ok Appeals- V
ctmbtr 21.- 'file court denied the pctiti";:
of Alfred J. Ball for a writ of error to a |
lodgment of tne Circuit court of Warren j
county, whereby the said petitioner was i
sentenced to be confined in the penitentiary
for the term of five years for horse-steal
ing. Menifee and Cook, counsel for pc- j
Col. Richardson concluded the argument j
in the case of Norment's executor vs. I
Cooke, and the case was submitted to the |
court for its decision.
To-day the court will be occupied in de
livering opinions, and, perhaps, afterwards
the docket will be called.
Police Uoubt — Justice J. J. White !
/'/ si ling. —The following cases were dis
posed of this morning:
Fielding Lucas, charged with assaulting ,
and i "hhing John S. Robinson, and with j
creating a disturbance on the streets.
Pound guilty of assault and sentenced to
SO tinvs in jail. On the charge of swearing
falsely Roliison was sent on to the Hustings
Mary Jane Wilkinson was bound over
for three months in the sum of $5!) under
On motion of Mr. Moise, an attorney,
the rest of the docket was continued till !
to-morrow, and the court adjourned out of j
whose funeral took place al 1 o'clock this
Mortuary Report.—The following is
the mortuary report for the week endiug
B day, November 18th, IS7I, compiled
sextons' returns received at the office
t Board of Health: Whole numberof
s in the city, 10 ; in addition, 4 still
were reported (2 colored, 2 white).
Sex: Males,!!; females, 7. < 'olor : White
males. 3 ; white females, 5 ; colored males,
4 ; colored females, 2.
y 'hanks.—We thank Mr. Mansfield,
tal clerk, for papers in advance of tlie
court-room of the Hustings Court at 2 P.
M.. yesterday, to nay a tribute of respect
to the memory of tneir late associate, Mnr
madflke Johnson, Esq. On motion of
Judge John A. Meredith, Judge Alexander
!'■. Quigon was called to the chair and (ieo. j
I . Christian, Eat)., appointed secretary.
Raleigh T. Daniel, Esq., moved the ap
pointment ot a committee of seven to draft j
resolutions expressive of the sense of the ;
bar at its sad bereavement, and the motion
being adopted the chairman named Messrs.
Wm. W. Crump, James Lyons, Robert
Ould, Thomas J. Evans, James Pleasants,
Jbo. A. Meredith and R. T. Daniel as said :
committee, who retired to perform the duty j
Judge CVump, on the return of the com- !
littee, in presenting the resolutions, said !
ie had risen from a sick bed to pay the la -t
ribute to the memory of his deceased
lend. Some of the finest oratory and the j
most perfect eloquence he had ever heard
t this bar had been uttered by him. He
•as not merely a great rhetorician, but a
lan of commanding intellect. His smooth j
and easy speech, his well-balanced man-j
Iter and his perfect comprehension of every- j
thing he undertook were natural to the ;
man. He had oflen thought that his
lamented friend had surrendered himself
too much to the influence of the declama
tory power of which he was so perfect a |
master to the neglect of his reasoning facul- \
ties, his logic and his analysis ; which, in I
his (the speaker's) opinion, were sldom ex
celled and rarely equalled. The charm of |
his manner, he atlded, was universal. He I
was a man of noble and generous impulses, !
caurteous to all—in war, a good soldier;!
n peace, a brave man.
JudgeCrurnp was followed in eulogy of j
ie deceased by Messrs. John B. Young,
tobert Ould, Geo. W. Spaulding, P. R.
irattan and Henry Hudnall ; after wliich
he resolutions were adopted as follows,
and the meeting adjourned :
Tlse bar of Richmond has assembled to oiler
is tribute to the memory of Marniadnke John
ou J cmtibis failing health forbade active par
ticipation tn the labors of his profession, he was
-lie of ils brightest ornaments.
In graceful elocution, in polished yet glowing
( eelaination, in that magnetic power which kin
c les enthusiasm ami curries conviction, whether
pon the forensic arena or on the wider Held
ol popular debate he was unsurpassed. To this
■harming and wonderful gift of eloquence was
ulded an Inlellect. robust, discriminating aud
acute, capable of close and vigorous reasoning
and disposed to orderly and logical methods, thus
Kmbining in systemetric.il harmony the
trengtb of the shaft with the capital llowers.' j
His heart was warm and generous ; his man
ters singularly urbane and affable; his popular!- !
E almost universal; his life was eclipsed by I
c shadowsof death while yet in its meridian.
Resolced, That we deeply" lament the loss of I
aiif, so endowed by nature with the choicest I
liialitiesof heart aiid mind, untimely fallen In
he prime of life.
Risolceit, That a copy of these proceedings be I
forwarded to the family of the deceased in token
of our deep sympathy in their bereavement.
Resolved, That, a copy bo presented to the
courts of this city and of the counties of Chester
tleld and Henrico, with tile request that thesame
be spread upon the records.
Itaailretl, That the bur will attend the funeral
iv a hotly, and that the chairman appoint eight
pail bearers from among its members.
The Old Dominion Magazine.—
The November number of this publication
has been laid upon our table. It contains
an attractive table of contents for the gene
ral reader, and is published in this city by
M. W. Hazlewood, at $2.50 per annum.
The Old Dominion exhumes from the
records in the Capital quite an interesting
historical paper, and gives it circulation in
Kfor the first time. It is a list of one
red and twelve "Rebel Prisoners hu
ll by Capt. Edward Tralford in the
Elizabeth and Anne of Liverpool," who
led in the York river in January, 171H,
bed to this colony on account of par
ttion in the rebellion of the Old Pre
■r, in 1715. Twenty-nine of the
ners are classified as under
dures, and eighty-three as not
ited. The colonial authorities visited
ship, carefully noted the names and
■ particulars concerning the cargo, and
lied the same ; and the prisoners them
s petitioned Governor Spotswood for a
ease from all charges, on the ground
their transportation was the extent of
punishment intended. This petition
considered at three separate meetings
c Governor's council, and finally dis
ed on the ground thai the matter com
>ed of was not properly determinable
re that board. Of any subsequent ac
there appears to be no record.
IN the City.—Jackson T. Taylor. Esq., I
editor and proprietor of the People s De- I
fender, published at Newnan, Georgia, has '
been in our city for a few days, and gave j
us a call this morning. Mr. Taylor was |
for a time a resilient of this city, whero he I
made many friends, and during his present
visit has been greeted with great cordiality
by many old acquaintances. He left for j
his home at two o'clock this afternoon.
By tlie way, Mr. Taylor is an inventive
genius as well as a writer of fine abilities, i
lie has recently obtained a patent for a
combination lock, of his own invention,
designed for street doors of stores and ]
dwellings. In company with Mr. T. we ;
visited the machine shops of Messrs. Sloat ;
& Addington, of this city, this morning, j
where a working model 01 the lock has just !
been manufactured. An unprofessional i
inspection of the invention leads us to the i
conclusion that it is impregnab c, without a |
prev'ous knowledge of the combination;
used in setting it. Contracts will soon be
made for the manufacture of the lock, when j
it will receive the practical tests of use.
The United States Courts.—ln tl
Circuit Court this morning noils pros, were
entered in the indictments against Charles
The McYeigh case was argued and con
tinued till to-morrow.
In the case of A. J. Berry proceedings
were suspended to allow defendant to apply
to the department at Washington for a com
The same order was made in the case of
Gus Plume; and recognizance in the sut
uf $500 before Commissioner Pleasants wa
required in the other lottery case.
In Judge I'nderwood's court various par
ties received final discharges in bank
l>t iv Performed GivesPleasuri
—That interesting Richmond corresponde
i of the I'etersliiug lud'-.r, says: "After
i Judge Bond gets through here he will step
down to Raleigh to put through a few more
Ku-Klux. It i* said that he always feels
j better after ho has sent a batch of Ku-
Klux to Albany." Now, if Judge Bond
; don't feel better after convicting a set of
1 cowardly murderers and midnight assassins,
thereby protecting the immocent men, wo
men and children, of N. C, then we are in
deed deceived in him. Surely, after the
abundant indisputable testimony, showing
the guilt of these parties, our Democratic
friends in Virginia might exhibit a little
I 0« OF «RAID DIKE ALEXIS.
sE THRONGS IN BROADWAY.
EN THOUSAND TROOPS IN LINE.
THING OF THE ROYAL VISITOR
S OF WELCOME BY GEN. DIX.
~ tec, tec. Ice.
TION Ol' THE ORAM) DUKE.
r ork, November 21. —The weather j
very fine, and consequently the
■eception of the Russian Grand |
exis will fake place according to
run of Tin: reception com-!
o'clock (his morning the steamer |
owell," with the reception cm- S
ltl about five hundred persons, in
, large number of ladies, proceeded
■bay. ((vera thousand personal
nblcd at the pier to witness the I
2. The steamer was gaily deco- j
h the Russian and American flags, I
ly all the vessels in the bay were j
with flags, many of them display- I
i'AV THRONUEI)—MTU MILI- j
BJ»Y OCT IN Fl T,I, FORCE.
way is thronged with persons i
the parade. Great numbers ar
m the country in the early trains.
Idings (in Broadway and other
streets are decorated with Hags.
ational Guard is out in full force,
weather being very line, the re
vill be a brilliant affair,
owds in Broadway are so dense
miction is almost impossible, and I
ndow and space from wliich a view I
blamed is occupied,
tousand troops are in line, extend
ibles. ' .
(I OP THE PRINCE —HIS FOR
i landed at half-past 1 o'clock,
■} procession moved off.
; the formal reception, Major-Gen.
Iressed the Prince as follows :
" Imperial Highness —ln the name
itizens of New York I have the I
i tender you a cordial welcome to
t ie United States.
"It is v great gratification to us to see '
ithin our harbor the gallant squadron '
Inch has brought you to our shores. It '
a still greater gratification to us to receive '
nong us one of the Imperial family of I
lussia, whose illustrious chief has done so i
inch for civilization, and in whose hands 1
t ie possession of power has, under the
lidance of Providence, been devoted to
tie noblest of uses: the social and political
c ovation of those who come within the j
s ihere of its exercise. i
"The long and uninterrupted friendly i
elations between Russia and the I'nited \
tate, have naturally created a strong sym- ,
lathy on our part in all concerns of her
welfare and has caused us to regard with '
c eep interest her steady but silent progress I
astward ; shedding at every advance, the i
ight of Christian civilization, wliich has ,
teen buried for ages in comparative dark
"Your Imperial Highness will no doubt j
find much in our country which is novel
to a Kuropeau, which will be remembered I
as a source of useful suggestion in political
"In the name of the citizens, in whose |
ielialf I speak, I tender you a sincere
REPLY OF THE PRINCE.
The Prince replied as follows :
"General Dix, Ladies and Gentlemen:
beg leave to express my warm thanks ,
or the manner in which I have been re- |
eived. The feeling which exists between |
lussia and the United States is as strong |
as it is lasting and nothing can disturb
"I shall pass rapidly through New (
Fork to pay my respects to the President, ,
whose high character is greatly appreciated
very where, but on my return I shall liaic
he pleasure to accent your hospitality, so
vindly tendered me."
New York City Items.
In the Court of General Sessions this '
noriiing Judge Bedford charged the grand '
_ ury on the frauds against the city, and '
suggested that the jury send for Charles i
O'Connor to assist them in the immediate
and rigid investigation of all notorious i
frauds, without respect lo persons or
political parties, li mattered not that
many of the alleged criminals nad tied the
country, the law would reach them.
Isaac W. Kngland, publisher of the Sun,
has been appointed Commissioner pf Public
Horace Greeley peremptorily declines
the presidency of the Department of Puplic
Parka vice Sweetie}'.
The steamboat owners have formed a
permanent organization, and adopted a
petition to Congress to amend the steam
It is stated that frauds amounting to a
quarter of a million dollars have been per- I '
petrated upon the Brooklyn treasury by I;
the "Ring" there.
'lhe World states that the charters of
several savings banks owned by members
of the ring do not contain provisions for the
protection of the public which are found in
all charters of other savings banks.
It is rumored that James M. Sweeny, a
brother of Peter B. Sweeney, has fled to
Europe, and that evidence is in the hands of
Charles (('Conorof frauds by him in con
nection with Tweed and others.
It is stated that the German bankers here
have been instructed to invest ten millions
in government and railway bonds within the
!I'ROM WASHING lON.
shington. Nov. 21.—The President ,
■dered that tho supervisory district)
rising the States of Alabama ami Mis- ,
pi, be annexed to and united with the j
of Tennessee, and hereafter to const i
>ut one supervisory district.
a. Walker has been appointed Com- j
>ncr of Indian affairs, but he will con- !
the superintendence of the census until
neral Spinner's report recommends
lelinquent national banks be charged ;
•st for every ten days delay iv paying
. Ho says that not a cent has been I
Salt hak. City, Nov. 21.—The I'nited
States District court resumed its sessions
this morning, Judge McKean presiding.
In the case of the People vs. Brigham
Voting, for lewd antl lascivious cohabita
tion, the Hon. Charles 11. Hempstead
moved that the trial be continued to the
March term. The prosecuting attorney
objected to this. Mr. Hempstead replied
that his client was not absent, nor did he
intend to absent himself from the Terri
tory ; but, being in ill health, ha had gone
iway from the city, as had been his custom
for several years past, and furtheimore, on
this occasion he had gone with the entire
ipproval of the court.
The counsel for the prosecution objected
to postponement, saying that they were
reaiiy now. Judge McKean said that he
would not, at present, grant that motion.
The case of Wm. Hickman, D. 11. Wells,
11. Stout, M. Meacham, Wm. Kimball, anil
ilbcrs, for murder, and Henry Lawrence,
Dmas, S. E. Bates, and 11. B. Clowson, for
lascivious cohabitation, were continued till
The great mining suit of the Kureka Min
ing company vs. A spin wall, of New York,
md others, was decided at Prove to-day by
the jury in favor of the plaintiff.
Boston, Nov. 21. —The trial of the mem
bers of the Massachusetts Medical Society,
who practice homeopathy by a council
•omposed of live allopatbists, has been ad
journed until December 5. The homeo*
pathists have entered a protest against the
authority and right of the society to dictate
in the premises, and also have obtained an
injunction from Judge Ames substantially
forbidding their expulsion.
The premises of William J. Weld & Co.,
heavy importers, have been seized by
I'nited States officers for irregularities m
importing goods. They refused to open
their safe to allow their books to be ex
hibited, antl it was blown open, a warrant
for the searching of the premises having
Chicago, Nov. 21.—The remains of J. B.
Stubbs, a reporter on the Tribune, who had
been missing since the lire, was found yes
terday in the basement of the Tivrunf
C. C. P. Bolden has been exhonorated
from the charge of misappropriating money
belonging to the relief fund,
Odd Fellow*' SeMfciim in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Nov. 21. —TheCrand Lodge
nnd Kncampiuent of the I, (>. Q, F., of In
liana, commenced (fie annual session to
lay. The attendance was impn ccdciitly
arge. Past Grand Representative SchuvWr
i 'olfax, Past Grand Master O. P. Morton,
md Grand Sire Stuart were present. The
-eports show the Older to be in a llouri.-h
Denver, Col., Nov. 21.—A fire originated
n a barber shop at Kit Carson. The Kit
fJaraon House, Perry House, and several
hy goods and grocery stores, and two bil
liard saloons were burned; also the post
office. Loss, $100,000. No insurance.
il of CluJli..!.'-. SuccrHftor >rtoed.
ia., Nov. 21. — Acting Governor
vetoed the bill ordering a spc
i to fill th i vacancy created by
Nov. 21. —-The two vessels pre
nted sunk and all hands lost by
tho Mersey, were the bark
r, of Boston, from Liverpool for
md a British ship from Sierra
ov. 21. -The government has
support the motion providing
ival of the seat of government
the next session of the Assem-
Nov. 21.—The session of the
prorogued until February, 1872,
time it is probable the present
ill continue in office.
I'tintime the decision of import
ms now tn-o'li'H'. is postponed
assembling of the Cortes.
miiccd lluu among oincr m- 63
--overnment has resolved to difet
ion of the tax of eighteen per
9 interest on Spanish bonds t ctil
approved by the Cortes.
■losed in New York yesterday
ital number of registered voters
rid of Columbia is 21,(112. The
11. Hunter, the murderer of Mr.
IJorgett, at llichfield, Ohio, May
,vas banged yesterday,
la Heron, the famous actress, at
nance at the Opera House in St.
iday iiight,gave unmistakble evi
nnual convention of the Woman's
\ssocialion met in Philadelphia
Fourteen States were repre
accounts of Paymaster Hodge
in settled by the Second Auditor,
amount of the defalcation appears
itockholders of the Cleveland and
railroad yesterday ratified the
ie Pennsylvania Central company
:w York evening paper says Chas.
femes that he expressed the opin
'weed will not be punished. He
'weed can and will be brought to
resignation of W. W. Douglas,
)f 1 irst A'irginia reveuuc district
accepted. It is understood the
tl Second Virginia districts will
lor Blair has been interviewed by.
r of the St. Louis Republican in
the Ku-Klux investigations. Mr.
aerates the Southerners from the
>f Ku-Kluxism, and lays all th ■
lawlessness upon the "niggers."
itary Fish received a telegram from
Catacary last evening stating that
d Duke Alexis will leave New
Washington this morning. He
eon the t! o'clock train this even*
morrow he will be formally pre
the President, and will at unco