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THE NORFOLK POST
■ Published EVERY MORNING (Sunday'sExcepted) at
No. 18 Roanoke Square,
and sold to Pealen and News Boys at
THREE DOLLARS TER HUNDRED I
er sent to snbecribcro by mail at the rate of
TEN DOLLARS PER YHAR
payable In advance. Single copies, at the counter, FIVE
Rtiidenta la the city of Norfolk or Portsmouth, desir
ing the paper left rogularly at their houses or places of
uwhieaa, will he lerved hy a carrier, by leaving the name
tnd address at the cnunting-rooin of the psbHaaJlM
iffloe. They will sattlo with the carrier weekly for the
THE NEW LINE STEAMERS
NORFOLK TO FORT MONROE, BALTIMORE, RICH
MOND, MATTHEWS COUNTY AND CHERRYSTONE,
1.0 111 :v. THE ORIAT
lIA JiA 1 PEX'S EXPRESS.
The following First Class, Side-Wheel Steamers, with
unsurpassed accommodations, namely:
GEORGF LEABY, CAPT.BidUCEMAN,
JAS. T. BRADY, ('apt. LANDIS,
Leave for Baltimore, DAILY, ut:)' (, o'clock, P. 11., arriv
ing iv time to connect with all the early trains.
CITY POINT, Capt. Talbot,
MAGENTA, Cavt. BAUUUB,
Leave for Hichnioml, DAILY, at 0 o'clock, A. M. Slate
Room furnished I'REK or CHARGE.
MATT A NO, Capt. Hicks,
Leaves tor Oherryat , every TUESDAY, THURSDAY
slid IATURDA V, and for Mathews, Yorktown ami
Gloucester every MONDAY, WEDNES
DAY niul Fill DAY, at fiUo'ol'k,
A. M., touching at Ports
mouth, going and
ronneoting at Old Point wiih the Now Line Stoamors lo
to and lean Baltimore.
These Steamers all leave from New Line Wharf, lout of
Roanoke and Market Square,
Through tickets sold for Phihnlolplila, Now York, and
all the principal cities West. Passengers and baggage
taken from laiat to cars free of charge.
The Steamers all touch at FORT MONROE, and con
uect with each other, going and returning.
For any information regarding Freight or Passage, or
securing State Rooms iv advance, apply al the i'nice on
the wharf. 11. V. TOMPKINS
BALTIMORE STEAM PACKET
NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH TO FORT MONROE,
EASTERN SHORE, MATHEWS COUNTY,
GLOUCESTER AND YORKTOWN.
CARRYINd THE VMTED STATES KeO,
The New and Fast Steamer "EOLUS," Captain P.
Mi i' iiir.n k. will cminioi her regular trips lo thoabove
named places on the utli SEPTEMBER.
This Steamer will leave tha Government Wharf, Nor-
Mk, DAILY.aI H} 2 and Portsmouth at , o'clock, A. M.,
MONDAY. WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY,
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
fur Mathews and Gloucester counties ami Yorktown,
touching at Old Point, going and returning on each trip.
This Steamer eonneela with the Baltimore Steam
Packet Cotupauy'sSteamers "LOUISIANA" anil "ADE
LAIDE," tor Baltimore, and the Bteamera "THOMAS
COLIA'ER" and-CITY 01 RICHMOND," for City Point
Through tickets sold ou this Steamer to Baltimore,
City Point, Richmond and her connections.
This Steamer is especially adapted to Gin service iv
tvhichsho has been engaged, being vary fact (having
aiade the trip in V}\ hours less than any steamer on the
mute), having Finn Accommodations, ami is noted as an
excellent Sea Boat, nud will make her trips regardless til
for freight or passage, apply to the dork of the Stoam
ir, or at the Oftlce of the Company.
Fare to Old Point Mir.
Faro to Mathews, Gloucester, Yorktown and
Cherrystone Jl .10
Fare from Cherrystone, Mathews and Glouces
ter counties and Yorktown to Baltimore 6 no
« " " « Richmond 4 00
THOS. It. WEBB,
seplfl—tf _____ Agent,
J M PORT AN T TO TRAVELLERS
THE OLD ANDEST AIiL 18 111 D
BALTIMORE STEAM PACKET CO.,
Bo well and sj favorably known to tho fulilis as the
M. N. PALLS' LINE,
Are now Running their Favorite Steamers
LOU ISI AN A,
CAPT. GEO. W. RUSSELL;
CAPT. JAMES CANNON;
GEORG E A N A ,
CAPT. P. PIARSON.
They cave the Oovornment Wharf, Norfolk, daily al
DVjJ o'clock, and High street Wharf, Portsmouth, ut 4
o'clock, P. M-, for Uallimore, touching at Old Point.
These Steamers carry the U. S. Mail and Adams' Express
Freight, and for freight nnd passenger accommodations,
Passengers taking those Steamers arrive in Ralliinore iv
time to connect with the early trains to Washington and
allp dnts North and West.
Th licit tickets can he procured on these Steamers for
Vaah ngion. Phlladulphla, New York, and all points
Ni ltb. and West.
Baggage checked to all points free of charge, and spe
cial attention given lo their delivery.
These Steamers run in connection witti the celebrated
Bteitmera THOMAS COLLYER and M. MARTIN, of the
Norfolk ami Richmond Lino.
Auy information desired will be choerfully given by the
Clerks of the Steamers or on application to the olllco o
the Company in Norfolk.
*«» Bo sure to inquire for the FALLS' LINE.
THOS. 11. WEHU, Agent.
anglO—tf Wottolk, Ta,
"VTOTICE TO TRAVELLERS.
THE NEW FAST AND MAGNIFICENT STEAMERS
CAPT. G.KORUE M. LIVINGSTON,
CAPT. P. McCARRICK,
CARRYING THE V. S. MAIL AND ADAMS
These Steamers will leav» the Government Wharf, Nor
folk, daily, on and after Monday, Si pt 18th,at <f)4jo'clock,
A. ML for Richmond, loin long at Portsmouth, old Point,
Oity Point, and the different landings on Janus River.
No expense has been spared in titling out those sloaui
ers expressly for day travelers.
They havo large, open, airy saloons, from which all ob
jects of interest along the route may lie soon.
Travellers taking theso Steamers will arrive in Rich
mond at a much earlier hour than by any other line, as
their speed is unsurpassed.
Through Tickets can be procured on these Steamers lo
Petersburg, Lynchburg ami Danville, and connect with
the trains running West anil South.
These Steamers are under Ihe Superintendence of Col.
M.N.Falls, and run in connection with the Baltimore
Steam Packet Company's Steamers.
Their TaLleaare supplied with all tho Delicacies of the
<jj- Be sure to inquire for the FALLS LINE.
For freight or passago apply to thy Clerk of the
Steamors, or to THOS. 11. WEBB,
nnglO-tf Agent, Norfolk, Va.
OTICE. —On and utter FRIDAY^
the ISth instant, the Steamer
JENNY LIND (Capt. J. C. Snow)
will leave Johnston's Wharf, foot of Commerce street,
Norfolk, at 7 a. in. and 2 p. IBs ami Myers' Wharf, Ports
mouth, at 7',i a. m. for FORTRESS MONROE and
HAMPTON, touching at NEWPORT'S NEWS on her Af
ternoon Trip On Wednesdays leaves Norfolk, from Jot in
sit n's wharf, for Hampton at 6) ' t o'clock a. m ami I p. m.;
end leaves Myers' wharf, Portsmouth at G% a.m. Re
turning loaves llamptou at R a. m. and dp. m.
jp E OR G E S A N G 8 T~eli
No. 25 Market Square, Norfolk, Va.,
SOLK AGENT FOR
HUBBEL'S GOLDEN BITTERS,
THE FINFIST IN THE WORLD I
LOSS OF APPETITE.
For sale by tho quantity at a slight advance on tho
_Je a No. 25 Market Square.
T>~ATT B D & R~~O~P E B
81 Market Square, Norfolk, Va.,
Wholeaalc and Retail Dealers in
for .ale. Jt2B
"VT E W LINE STEAMERS,
The Now Lino of Steamers for Balti- i
more and EUohmond, and Hum
den's Express Route, Leave
Daily, al Ml P. M„ frotll J
Wharf fool of Mar
The Sl-:.loeis of lliis l.iii,. niv all new, and their re
markaiile meed is due to their construction, the moat ap
proved Moilrrn Models of the teat Hudson river ateamafl
having been adopted.
the superiority ol these models gives them a great ad
vantage over the itaofthoold atyleol naval construe
tioii, and the newness of their Bollen and Machinery
guarantees to ll.e public ilii It perfect safety.
It is hardly aeceaaary tolafuna our patronsthat, ulih
their powerful Mac] ryand line water linos, they do
not require theaHgktost aptiroach to "racing" to ana- :
He them to attain n much hotter rate of speed than any
boats iii theaewater*.
The NEW LINK, it compoaod of the following elegant
Si<l.-\\ heel Bteamora, superbly lilted up with S.d sand
single and family Bt ib l: s:
GEOB< 1E LEABY, ( lapt. Hi.akemajt,
JAMES T. BRADY, ('apt. Landis,
CITY point, Captain Tai.hot,
dictator, Captain Dbbkiko,
MAGENTA, Captain Baolskb.
The TABLES an. supplied with every luxury the mar
kets nlt'onl, awl equal to Hnt-olaaa hotel fare; and, not
withstanding Uie superior advantngea offered to the pab-
Ho In point of elegance, comfort, safely and si d, the
faros are as low aa hy any nther tine.
They connect with the elegant New Line of Btcamen
tor Cherrystone, Mathews county, and nil point-: on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia, and also with the Bteamera
for Newborn. Rdrnton, Plymouth, and all other points
in North Carolina.
Paaaengera transferred to and from all depota, and bag.
gage handled free of charge
They navigate the Janus river entirely In thcday,thua
affording pnaaengeri time tor aeetng the furtiiieatnu*-,
Dill, h (lap and other ol.jei ts id interest.
The Propriet.ira of the Line are now negoHatlng for
one of the mo::i sup. il. ami lii-i Steamers of the Uudaofl
rivor to run on Hie .lames river, and Intend tv make
their Line the permanent institution of Norfolk; and,
grateful tor the very large ihare of patrona;..' they
have already received, roqueat a contlnnan d the
public favor' 11. V. TOMPKINS. Agent.
A. W. Shaw, Snp'l Now Line Btenmi re. eopiitl-ilw
TW"EW XORE AND VIRGINIA
STEAMSHIP COMPANY, REIiI'LAR LINE.
.MOST PLEASANT, RELIABLE AND COMFORT A MJI '
The filio, oniiiniodioil and powerful Steamships,
V A /<)(),
l.soci TONS liI'ETHEN, ('APT. GEO. W. COUCH,
CREO L E ,
1,f.00 TONS BTJRTIIF.K,CAPTAIN JOHN THOMPSON,
Will leave Smilli's Wharf. Town Point, for Now York.
•very TI'ESEAY and SATURDAY evening, at S o'clock
Ruturniug, will leave New York Irora Pi.r'Jl, North
River, every SATI liDAYan.l WEDNESDAY, at 12 M.
Paacajreand Pore, with superior atataroomaeeonuno
datluna, $12 00
For freight or passage, apply to
0. lin.NEKEN A PALMORR,
Agenta, Now York:
J.M. SMITH & PRO., Ae.i.is,Town Point, Norfolk.
OB PHI LA DE L PHI A.
RICHMOND AND NORFOLK STEAM PACKET
TUIa LINE IS FnMrOUII or THE
SWIFT, l'l RST-CLASS STEAMERS
(CAPTAIN SN V DEK;)
(CAPTAIN J. ROBINBOHI)
(CAPTAIN |, EOltlNSON;)
And one of them will lam Hindus' Wharf, Norfolk,
forming a s.-wi-
M'ookly Lino of lint and ii liable Bteamora, witti goo 4
passenger aooomi lathma and ph uty -■; Iretghl ruura,
for freight (which will bo taken at low rati-, or pas
aage), apply to
TIIOS. P. PROW ELL A CO.. Ago-.rta,
lliggins' Wharf, or N0,6 Campbell'*. whaiT,
IT,)- One of theeo Rteamnra loaves Philadelphia ovary
WEDNESDAY ami SATURDAY lor Norfolk.
■j* Q .. I o_E_.
On and after Monday, Sop!. I lib, Hie Now and Fast
" F A V 0 R 1 T E,"
John Boghrs, Co.mmam>i:k,
Will run betweoa NORFOLK, SUFFOLK, and SMITH
FIELLD, us Ibllowi
Leave Norfolk for Suir.dk every
MONDAY ami THURSDAY, at Sa.ni.
Leave Norfolk tor Bmlthneld every
WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY, al t)_ a. m.
Leave Siiff.dk for Norfolk awry
TUESDAY ami I ■■RIDAY. at 10 a. in.
Leave Sni'thtleld tor Norfolk nvwy
WEDNESDAY ami SATURDAY, al I p. «>■
For freight Of passage, apply on board, foot of Cose*
uioroo slroot, or to OTBTJ9 E. STAPLES,
sop.l—if Ho, 19 Wide-Wat, r Street, Norfolk.
I)EOPLE'B LI XX, FOB NEWBEBN
INTEBIOB OF NORTH CAROLINA I
CARRYING TUP UNITEII ITATRB MAIL.
Tiik oni.y and Entirely New Rooms.
The Bteamera of thla line will leave mall wharf, Norfolk
for Nowbern, on the arrival of the boats f Baltimore
on Tueeuaye,Tburedaya and Satin.l >\-.
Returning, will Live Newborn Tuesday*, Thursday,
ami Batnrdaya, connecting with rallvreysforuoldsborongb,
Raleigh, VTahton, Beaufort, Horehead City ami Wilming
The various linos ~r Railway are nearly all completed
in the State of North Carolina, and paaaengera will have
lillb- or no dittcalty in real lung their deetlnatlon on any
of the linos of Railway.
The bouts are of the firs: cln =. and cofamanded bj men
of exporienor. win. will sh-o in, ~.,i;is -p.ii.-d to noik" pas
Being entirely an Inland Ronte, it will befoarndfarflieTa
pleasinl than by a tea route.
jgyVrelght taken al Low Raton.
For further iiitonnation, apply to
W. 0, EDWARDS,
Hoam.ke Island, N. C.
GEO. OLNSV, Newborn, N O.J jy I—tf
\ TLA NT IC C<)A r) T MA I L
f0 B N E\V YORK!
TBM NEW AND FlllSi' CLAM SIDE -WHEEL
HATTEBAB, CApt'n Lewis Parish,
ALBEMABLE, ('apt. Roatine,
"Will kwva Dieksoii's Wharf for New York as follow-1
HATTERAS-lv. i v rt'l'DN ESDAY al tl M.
ALItE.M MtLK- Kverj Si NDAYat* A.M.
Returning, leave Pin No.M, North River,,il VI It, ovoiy
WEDNESDAY an 1 SATL'RDAY.
For Freight or Pa range having cli gam aa otumodatkma,
apply to S. c. KLLIOTT, al Dlekaon'a Whan,
or to J, M. RENSHAW, Hells Wharf.
Agents in Now York, Heean, UVINOSTON, FOX k
CO., 141 Broadway, myg i. tf
/1 E O ROB HANG BT ER,
■ J/arAcf flbuora, Xorfolk, I'll.
WINES AND LIQUORS,
' laoer;reer, tobacco and sugar j.
HIGH STH / ;].;X t PORTSMOUTH^
BYCAMOR r ; STREET, Tkt ERamnfV,,
. ... M !*'iN STREET, Ririuinsii
"\f F.R WIN &~F E RGUSf »N^
AND COMMISSION MERC HANTS
Wioe-Watfr St. ami Roaxo»e So MSB,
Will attend to the aale or Real Estate, at or,-halidlw, &'
Liberal advanceg made on c-onulgnment
' I, F FERGUSON
I J •- 22 " ,, B.O.MEKWUN.
TNSUfiA ICE AGENCIEB.
.MKTKOPOMTAN FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF RIW \OIIK.
IIAKTFOUD INSURANCE COMPANY
UF HARTFORD, CONNECT.
ASSOCIATED FIREMAN'S INSURANCE .„,„,.
COMPANY OF BALTIMORE.
TRAVELERS' INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD, CONNECT.
i.x.v'HEs AOAttnt AcaoMsn or aj.i. /haw.
PAMPHLETS I'I'KNISHED OUATIS
WITU ANY FI'KTHKK INFORMATION REQUIRED.
It Main mreet.
Bureau of the Consulates aftfAOT, ITALY, BELGIUM,
M\ EKDKN, hii.l NORWAY.
il ralAgont N. Y. HOARD OF UNDERWRITERS.
mi.l COMPAGNIK COMMERCIALS D' ASSURANCES
MAKITIMES [)U HAVRE. s.pi-lm
CUBE, LI f X AN J) M AKIN £
NO. 22 W. HAH STREET, NORFOLK, VA.
TIIOS. CREAMER & SON., AGENTS,
WITH FUII. POWERS.
AGGREGATE CASH CAI'ITU, REPRESENTED,
Phonix Insurance Company of Brooklyn*
M.u.vland Fire IliHliam o Company of Raltimore.
11, m- Insuranrn Company of New York.
Peafcodj Fiiv Insurance Company of Baltimore.
Washington Life Insuram-e Company of New Yurlf.
HOARD OF REI'EREES I
Charles Bold, Gilbert C. Walker,
C. 1,. Colo, W. W. Uuub.
Porta Sherman, Vi in. T. Harrison,
0. Stewart, Menard Dtduoc,
Goo. Sanirster, A. L. Hill,
E. 1). Smith, C. Jinn dm.
;> A UGH' S BA W B<; N E
'J'li-' ihtiui anri nlnabla
PERTIL I Z E R ,
CHOP PIIOD OC ■ 11, !
\V A H B A N T E ;)
tib« ,i ■troaa ami permanent benefit to the land.
Bold at uuntrjacturan rutoi, Me per ton ot BOM lea.
M. HOWELL, Sol" Ap lit,
—tf nut Draw Bridge.
T TTWSII 'i"B a mmox ra fE i)
J^ # HONE
BUPEB-FHOBPHATE OF LIME,
cwtn most irvBOTiDQtMUTY.
A BUBSTITUTE FOB PEBUVIAM
OFFICE NO. 1M VYA'ITU STREET, ADJOINING UNI
TED STATES HOTEL,
N EW YORK.
My Siiiiir-fliospliat" of Lime in not nn experiment;
Ten yeanl trial of it upon all kind* of Crope ami Soils Ins
proved its valt'o each yoar.awl Hint il isol uniform .junli-
Iv. Packed in barrel! in pood order, uniform weight,2WJ
n'oun.ls earh. WALKER & CHAMBERLAIN,
p LAB 4>OW FEBTILia
| PHOSPHATIO AND AMMONIATED
GT.ASIJOW FERTILIZER COMPANY'S
rmpk o v i d
BTTPEB-J?HOHPHATE OF LIME
Address, ORIFF.INO, BROTHER & CO.,
No. tiO CoHrtlamlt itreet,
i liUs. 2.10 Urn. enchO ___J2fcs!L.
| i RICKsf BBIOgBII BBICKSMI
I? lnk|Ml*«lWMi that U .tain owners »J «
ami lots DM. h. eej hoard ,o »>' <*•« ,"">' '"" " ~U", ,U "' X '
patriotic doHiro to fill up with BiW* "" w0 - r.—
|„,w. lot it bo kruxva to all neb eewe»«, I hat we tore
ny .juantity of IHUOU, irhh* >.'<;»''« £ ' ,''. ,'.'•< '?,'
im.rdinar.v low price of THIUTfEN KSSIrfJKJ
HOI SAM). A.nd wa havo a lam ~,'iorliuojit of g I
[HART WHITE PINE and HEMLOCK. . „,,
NoMUldtwad Sap, old Fiold Pino, ran ho proiuio.i
eni no those v. ho build with that stufT, will "uve to (;o
LIME, ClltmrV, I'LASTER, HAIR, LATHS, n'" l
ho boi-t of C0.V1.. alwava on ham!.
• ,14—lOt* F. PIOOnPT.
WHiTK FINE, YELLOW PINE,
.'and POPLAR LUMBER.
lt,\ll,S ami FENCING,
03UM, PLASTER, *c.
Also, mine FMortm«ll of „,tv,t«, i»
DOORS, GLA: !ED and UNGLAZED SASH, BLINDS, ic.
At the loweat market rates. „. „ O WELL,
nug7-tf India Wbaif.
KiABFENTE'rfB AND RUILDERS
ro ro« rirrtfiillv i nvited to oxniiiine
THE P.EST ASSORTF.U STOCK
near the Draw Bridite. _
f< E O M G E~"S A N G B Ilßi
No. 2! , Market Squaro, Norfolk, Va.,
SOLE AOENT FOR THE
OLD By VCHEMBIITERS
.CALL AND TRY THE BITTKKS.
H„ 1,1 l.uval dis. ount allowwl to Grocery Drugp»t» and
all retail denlora.
(n n\ 2a Market S.piare
I \TfWL tLEBALB DBUGGISTH AND
\ \\ DKAL 1X S I N
Perfun iery, Patent Medicines, &c.
iiiderswiL i NMHMW prompily eneiMite.l at luwesi
HARRA L, RISLEY & TOMPKINS,
No' 141 hambers anrl No 1 Hudson St 3-,
M lUOtA formerly of Charleston. South Car. linn.
Mil. W. Rutit. formerly of Augusta, Mp*
nilK'-O— law—l>"- >— 1 J'
TtVpKINS & MILLIGAN,
1 [ < AUCTION AND
COMMISSION M EEC HA NTS,
No 15 W' in-Wirtn Sthf.et,
(John Ifipkin,' Old Stand)-V P Stair,.
I Fr.En. F. HieitiNS,\ NORFOLK, VA.
I JA». S. MILLI'IAS. ) .___
CONSIGNMENTS 0 F rRGDUCE, *c, SOLICITED
mv «f a™*, *«.'<•«, am «« * c ut.
'' HORSK AND STOCK SALES EVERT SATURDAY,
C Ttf HIBKII ?'FLA«KS of various
YV .tyi«»dM«. ,*. •*» mm „
She §tiM% f«t
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2i», 1865.
THE PEOPLES COLUMN.
TIIF, SANITARY CONDITION OF
Nougat, Va.. Sept, 27th, 1806.
Editok Post:—l want to second
your suggestions of yesterday morning,
respecting preparations for (hi' much-to
be-dreaded approach of the cholera.
It is so easy, so habitual, with most
people to let Indolence, or, al least, In
difference, carry them beyond the point
of .safety when danger threatens, and
then when tluy are la the grasp of the
begin to deplore, their want of pre
tion for the trial j and, perhaps be*
they can sufficiently recover from
(lie first surprise, to make one real ef
fective effort to meet the danger, they
are so securely fettered and fastened as
to make effort useless.
All this Is especially true of the time
when disease threatens. Habits and
sanitary conditions which, viewed in
the light of reason and prudence, would
t.'k and alarm, arc permitted to exist
exert their weakening, destructive
netice, upon individuals sod the
community, without one serious thought
by those most deeply interested.
For example :—No other part of any
city ever sutlers as much from an Invas
ion of disease as tlie poorer, densely
crowded portions, where dirt and degra
dation ran riot, and accomplish their
work unchecked. Vol, if a warning
voice is heard, or friendly hand out
stretched to save the endangered, it is
the voice or the hand of some favored
one, whoso own life is secure, The Im
perilled walk their death-darkened
streets, and breathe their death-laden
air, with apparent heedlessness of their
danger. For this reason there is a moral
responsibility resting upon the well-to
do, the wealthy and strong, which will
nut permit them, Innocently, to wait for
the cry of distress from the poor deni
zens of the hovel and the hut.
It is known that the occupants
I. he miserable dens which crowd
lonely every narrow, filthy lane in
ol ties, are ignorant of their danger,
so, though death stalk right through
t homes day and night, will pats on
become an easy prey to ally virulent
ase that may casually be introduced
ng them. But this is not a plea for
poor, the degraded alone, bul lor the
, the refined, as weil. If charitable
ives will not induce the better to at
pt the relief of the poorer port ions of
Inhabitants, yet should self-interest
rate to had them to the work, forthu
y of an epidemic is not confined to
first victims, it.- place of beginning.
nay, ere its course is run, have visited
the palace and have destroyed wealth's
fairest and richest treasures, as well as
have given a deeper shade to the dark
life of poverty.
I Ho, rich, nappy neighbor, when, on
our way to the place of business or
leestrre, you pass the street or hovel
here misery and sin, the natural fruits
r poverty and ignorance, are fast ma
iling, do not let the sad sight pass un
•marked, or the terrors which such
vjnes foretell pass unrebiiked. Speak
it your thoughts; tell the people that
miething must he done, or the power to
> may soon be lost. .Seek to save the
linde'd children of wretched poverty
om the fate their own Ignorance hides
ottl their eyes, and so place another
irrier between death and your own
Especially In Norfolk should we think
f these tilings. No city is more ex
posed to infection from foreign ports,
for, though leas intimately and less ex
tensively connected with tuch ports by
commerce than some oilier of the At
lantic cities, yet it is al any hour liable
I, receive the seeds of some malignant
stetnper, which, in a few short weeks,
light 3eatroy one-half of the city.
That the preeeut condition of the lower
ivts of the city is just tuch as would
elp to develop and hasten the work of
icn germs of death when once planted
ere, is patent, to every clear-sighted
person of cleanly habits ami good taste
who has had occasion lo pass through
•my of the narrow, closely-packed alleys
or lanes leading North and South from
Main streel all the way from the Custom
louse to Church street.
It is no exaggeration to say that the
offensive stench arising from the gutters.
ve.s from every square foot of pavement
in these lanes, is really shocking, and it
d 0,.-, seem as though the occupants ol
such places must die of sheer disgust«
It may be almost utterly Impracticable
to prevent the inmates of these places of
filthy misery from living as they do,
without any regard to personal or other
decency; but 11 Is practicable to cause the
.'reefs where these dens are tobeclean
!d and disinfected thoroughly, and to be
kept so day and night through every
week in the year.
Labor and Unw «• < :,iea lV B 'i ß,n . M s
is flourishing and profitable. Honied
men, all men of :iny commercial or
other importance whatever, can well af
brd to pay the light tax which would be
mnosed upon them were this work ol
cleansing and renovating performed.
The authorities are responsible tor tne
work. •in<' they should look to the peo
ple expecting not only full support n
heeftbrtto put the city in; sate condi
tion , but «&« <*»•» " ""* ° m,t
K uch effort
••The Man With the Naval Uniform/
Alr Editor :—I think you trout with
too much levity, in your paperof yeater
dTy morning, a matter of very grave im-
Dortanee tolhe reputation ol outc.ty. A
eoDie must have very loose notions ot
3itj• and decency, that permits the
ehiet conservator of the peace and
city to violate
« I, iin.uiiitv, the rules ot decency and
*._!_, htSut by committing acta for
ijiioil llleeilll.r-i .'. , ■ :,/ l MfntaH
Srhloli an officer In the I nltea states
xv- aid be ouii-ninrtialul and
a gentleman in most any
cashtered, anu a b u> (X( , |u ,
rrtromsoeiev ' amUVowned upon.by
''n a . r. it Is Indeed hujnfiiattng
to cl ptopl w ))fil UtllU | v !-,,„
of the position
neoct.ii|ii.., ii u . ~(,iiii)any o ladies
to , lU ' U a '• I sre\.i,.ablc ohar
' M tXlu r he guiscof relationshii
af \L •'.th her in an undisguised
ofa "convenient husband. W hatngiii
ht rt to Uw fondlies of our citizens, who,
torious repute. Are our domestic hearths
to bo defiled even by those we select to
protect their purity ' " Lvqiiukk-"
Ma. ElilTon:—Little did you imagine, a day or two
since, when you bid high for a Miss-llarris-caso in Norf
olK, in order that our city might Keep paca with Chicago.
Richmond and other places of gn at note, in moral as well
aa uiatorial growth, that you vara very nigh, having your
most ardent desire fulfilled. In fact, the mine was pre
pared am! the train laid, but fWm some potent cause (he
explosion did uol taKo place The rumor is, that a
ofnda] ofa city, not uioro than a thousand miles from
NorfolK, had ovtonsividy interl'ero.l with the " right
marital '' of a young mixer of brandy-smashes, . l,ni
punches, and other oot.ling driiiKs : iind it was feared by
the "highoiuoial's"friend-t:,.it the "injured buaband"
might throw 111" gay Lothario's oflclal brooches out ol
ii,.. \,o„ion, tin,i ajpoaaad to naanumrtnra a slant punch
out ofhis eyes and nose. But the chivalrous httahand
thoughl b< tloi of t1... matt'T -forgave tho erring wife—
ecoisvedhar to his panting "hnzznm" and trofttod In r
deceiver with tool contempt, lie bra nhfloatiphef—la
this man of cocKtails. II is said aha free BCe of tin- oil ol
palms healed the wounds of the afflicted buaband, anil all
parlies are fulli salisftod. We o.tnyiuiiil.ile the public
upon the happy adjustment of this litthi atfair, without
iv the least coiupromising the foil" fame of th" partial
conconiod or the moral dignity of the city. Woman la
frail, husbands ale l'.,r. i| ing. and high •■llleiiil ili;.iiit:u a -
are gnaarota, ______________________
In reply to the letter ofJudah P. Ben
in, published in the Londoo Times,
wllloh ho justilies the enormities
niiitteil against the Federal prison
iis rehiMtiloiy incisures for the D.ilil
n expedition, and the estoppage of
bang* by the Federal Government, I
ut. H. A. Wise, of the United suites
ry, went the following oMnmunloa
i to the Tinici :
RKPI.Y TO MR. RKN.IAMIN I ROM CAPTAIN WISH,
0. S. NAVY.
Ti Me tutor of the London Times :
Sin; In Mr. Benjamin's attempted
defence of the cruel and atrocious treat
ment of Federal prisoners, published in I
tho Timet of to-day, he lias omitted to!
state thtxt for a long time the cxchaiit- r <'l
i ceased because the Confederates refused
to comply Willi tlie Cartel in giving up
captured negro soldiers aa ''man fori
man" —a theory which the Federal Go
vernment, on the score of Justice ami
humanity to the soldiers of the Repub
lic, refused to accede to. But let this
paSS, and to quote (lie wolds oi'Mr. Ben
jamin, "without betraying the oonfl-i
dence of official intercourse," permit me
to make a positive denial of the charges
ite has revamped against Col. Dahlgren,
who fell in midnight ambush near
Richmond, brutally butchered, stripped
not only of hit clothing and wooden leg,
the memento from a bullel in battle,but
liis finger hacked off for the ring it iieid!
Yes, his own servant, who in the early
I morning removed the naked, bloody and
mutilated remains from tho roadside to
the shade of a hedge, told me of these
facto; stud perhaps Mr. Benjamin him
self may have seen the carcass when it
was publicly exhibited in the shambles
of Richmond before being thrown, as
the papers said, "to a dungheep for the
dogs to feast upon," and thus add his
testimony to the story.
But, with reference to the papers found
upon the body, can it bo possible that
Mr. Benjamin is not aware thai the doc
ument which it was presumed he had
lithographed in/OO simile and distribu
ted ahroad was a forgery, and so clumsily
executed that it scarcely resembled the
writing of Dahlgren, and even the sig
nature was misspelt? This forgery was
exposed with bitter indignation hy Ad
miral Dahlgren, the father of the dead
colonel, published far and wide in the
United States, and never to my know
ledge was the miserable, unmanly trick
lo defame the reputation ofa gallantsol
diereven palleted by the press or people
The sole object of Dahlgren'a expedi
tion was the release of our suffering sol
diers from the dens of the Lihby Prison.
as he told me on parting, expecting and
lepared to sacrifice youth, hopes and
c in tlmt noble attempt: and no doubt
dhesiK seeded in reaching the ground
p operations, he would have made his
her felt, as ho had before in many n
shing charge on all who stood in his
th, but not to "assassinate the l'resi
ntand the heads of the Cabinet," as
r. Benjamin asserts. >'o; such a
ought never entered the brain or
ached the true heart of that brave boy,
id Mr. Benjamin will have to produce
ore of his "numerous facts bearing on
c subject" before he can cite a simi
r cast! to that of Dahlgren in justilica
>n of the cruelties perpetrated upon
I am, sir, your obed't serv't,
11. A. Wisi:, U. ,S. Navy.
foadon, Sept. ii.
«*♦ ♦ —
England has at last been fairly scared
lit of till propriety by the Fenian move
,eni, and is making as great a huhbiih
i if a hostile army of two hundred
tousand men had already landed on her
mres. General Sii Hugh Rose, who
indued the Indian rebellion by shoot
ig the Sepoys from the muzzle of guns,
, in command of the British troops in
-eland, and fins under him a force
Inch our Dublin correspondent eatl
latesat nearly seventy-four thousand
len. A sweep has been made upon the
lice of an unhappy Dublin weekly
uw»paper, suspected of Fenlanlsm, ana
welve or fourteen prisoners, wystewus
,' stated not to he compositors, were se
e ired. A still more important haul was
mado subsequently, when the police
une serosa«uV* American captain with
ooiiu'ients and a uniwnn in his posses
on. The Privy Council has been
•lcinnly convened to decide what is to
c done wiili the prisoners. British war
easels hover around every portion ol
he Irish coast at which an invading
• my could effect a lauding, and Donald
IcKay, the shipbuilder, has been called
n consultation hy the Admiralty, with
he view of protecting llritisii harbors
iV torpedoes in case of war. At the
atest dates the excitement and arresto
A plot to assassinate the French Ktn
teror on his way to or from his recent
nUrview with the Queen of Spain, at
Jan Sebastian, is said to have been dis
covered. A near relative of Orsini i,
nixed up in the affair. The Queen ol
Spain insisted upon accompany ing her
gmsts on their return, so as to short
Cholera, notwithstanding its rcpnrtet
backward movement, was crealinggrea
havoc in France. The Mayor of Mar
seilk-s had summoned the physicians to
gether to consult what was best to b
done, and the inhabitants were flee
ing from the city panic-stricken.
Mr. Y\ illiam Vi ftllace, who introduced I
the following resolutions into the Smith
Carolina Convention, is evidently a se
cret enemy of Mr. Davis, whom betakes
this vile method of injuring:
Whereas, By the fortunes of war
Ir former noble .and beloved Chief
igistrale, Jefferson Davis, is now lan
ishing in prison awaiting hi* trial for
aaoUj and whereas, the fanatic- ol
• North, not satisfied with the wlde
e.ul ruin and desolation which they
ye caused, are shrieking for his blood;
Resolved, That it is the paramounl
ty of South Carolina, wholedtheway
our late struggle fur independence,
d for which Struggle he is now suffer
r, to use every lawful means in her
wertoavert thedoom wbloh threatens
Resolved, That to this nul a dcpiila
n of members of this body be sen! lo
;> city of Washington, in behalf of the
»ple of South Carolina, to ask of l;i
icellellcy, the ['resident of the I nil"d
ttes, to extend to the Hon. Jefferson
tvls that clemency which he has shown
ous, who are i</i"t//.</ tin sharers of his
tilt, if guilt there be, and which Is an
mpllshlng s uoh towards restoring
ie peace and harmony of (he lin'oli.
The ladies of Lynchburg are equally
•ni upon doing him all possible harm.
o they desire lo see hitn hanged '.' 11
>t, their silence will be a more eloquent
ipealln bis favor than their disloyal
utiments. The people of the North
ight forget, if permitted, wiiat liny
ill never forgive. The following is from
te Alexandria (Va.,) State Journal,i
A Ji:i'i'. Davis Meeting Phohibit
o.—The ladles of Lynchburg and Va
nity called a meeting last week to ex
cess sympathy for and petition tie
President of the United states " in
.■half <>f Jeff. Davis. From the foilow
ig, which we find In the Lynchburg
Trfjinlan of the 93d tnstant, it will be
ecu that General Curtis very properlj
■ inhibited the meeting:
We are requested by General Cartls in
say that unuer general orders, Issued at
Richmond one time since, the meeting
proposed to lie held this inoriiiiig lo
make arrangements for getting up a pe
tition to the PrcsldentTn behalf of Mr.
Davis cannot be allowed. Jl Will, then
fore, not lie held.
The Virginian, on (he following da,)
Saturday) contains the following nott
from one of the ladies engaged Ingettin
iil) the meeting:
Mb. Editoks As the intention of the
meeting of the ladies, which was called
for. seems to have been misunderstood,
will you please publish this explanation.
The meeting was simply to appoint tome
lady who. In cor estimation, would pre
pare the beat petition, in behalf of our
late President, to His Excellency, tin
President of the United states. No de
sire to " excite or Inflame the feelings"
was contemplated by ne, as such aoourst
would have thwarted the great object we
had ill view.
We direct the attention of our reader
to the manner in which this lady allude,
to "our late President," and to " His
Excellency, the President of the United
suites." Mr, Johnson is still alluded to
its the ruler of a foreign government, and
not as "our President." And yet the
writer is no doubt a loyal lady—as loyal
at least as two-thirds of the people lately
B a»aa» —' .
In speaking of the settlement of the
Mexican question and the probable en
forcement of the " Monroe Doctrine,"
the New York Herald says :
There are only two possible issues of
the Mexican muddle—one is by a war,
in which the United States would cer
tainly be victorious. This country m
ow ready for another campaign. We
have the men, the money, tne arms and
the ships all ready for the contest.—
Within a month the government could
have half a million veteran soldiers in
Mexico. These troops would be under
the command of such Generals as Grant,
Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan and Bio
cum, who are unequalled in the world.
Farragut and Porter would command :i
fleet of Iron-cUtds before which tie
mammoth abortions recently exhibited
by France and England would be utterly
helpless. To again Lombard Vera Cruz,
to hind our soldiers, to march on Mexico,
t lie population rising as we went, would
be easy work lot' the men whohavi OOIi
quered both nature and the rebels during
the late war, and who think nothing of
fighting battles above the clouds, tra
versing a continent to reach the enemy,
■ iv siiling triumphantly through lire an.'
wafer to capture a city. Were tbe
American-people as belligerent as Euro
peans profess to believe, and did not I hi
wisest statesmanship guide and restrain
the popular Instincts and prejudice, i
war would lie inevitable, [fit useless
to deny that the majority of our leading
generals are eager for another confttet,
and fret under the iii-uit which tin
presence of Maximilian in Mexico con
tinues to offerto this republic, -Could
their wishes be granted the call toarmt
would immediately resound from one
end of tin- land to the other, and veteran
volunteers would Hock tothe recruiting
stations by thousands, both in the Noiii
and iv the So;ith. 11 is useless to deny
also, that this would be the epeedle
method of reconstructing the l nion.
The Bret war in Mexico drowned on
the old nulllffcatlon, troubles in theblo...
of comrades from Massachusetts an
South Carolina. New York and Miss'.-
ippi. A second war with Mexico rnigii
end in the same way all the dlfferend
which exist between the two sections of
——— m *> aa——
RKME.MBF.It THE I'OKTKK. — A Xc v
York correspondent of Boston 2Va»+
icrlpl says: "The general complain
with travelers UiisHeuoon Is the anrlgi •
eous extortions at the hotels." This
writer is stopping at ihe Fifth Avens
Hotel, where he must exrs ct to pay very (
exorbitant prices, but vital, we are com- j
ing at is ih is. llesays: "Tbepluckof
the hiuff'ohl fellow is. to be admired, W l«»,
when leaving the hotel, being Impor
tuned by the porter, cried out, J*auu-.
lord, have 1 paid my MB?' ' *es, mi.
said the landlord. 'WeU; then, why
don't vim pay your servantsT was Hie
reply of the bluff old gentleman, aim a
very sensible reply it was ;0.->.
Bai.mokai. StKtßrt.—A " fashion"
man in New York, who eaters for the
lady readers of the New York World,
says with thick wittier dresses, balmo-.
!i ral skirts are making their appoaraii..-,
; alu | w in undoubtedly he as extensively
'. worn as ever. The newest styles are iv
. i gray, or dark Upsey woolsey, bordered
1 THE NORFOLK POST
Offer, the beat trrnia to Ar.vß.Ti,.*. an-1 it* ~rk«a wilt
iiwnv- i iiiinisfl with ttvissssan advertising. r»t«n4 a
T-.vr.ivr. i.ivts or les. will r-niwtitnte ttfaan,
Kor ■ sl,„l„ insor-ion par *,n*r. ONK POI.LAR will b.
iluu-getl, an for cool. B .il.*>.|'ient Insertion T«BNTk
HVKCI'NT . ." .'"'.'.' _!.!_,
Uarehanht, AselMlttri nrol all "thera who aavaHU
rognlarlv. tad "rcapy on-fotirtl. of a rolumi. at -..«•*, can
~,ke apa.i..i linos, „n.l will ran «■■• t HW«J ■vt*tejt»t.
BtatoaaaOarda, rivr. RMfaatStl month or nm mi
i*as j.«t year.
All tr.insi.-itt awiattlltatrtl ray* ll '" in advance-all "
Minis luillltllly. __________________
——a-——— ■ aaa-Ma-ia-aaaaaaaaaiaßa^^M
liarlv adapted for street wear, with suits
of Aberdeen winsey, which will proba
bly conipt.se the most fashionable or
winter walking costumea. There aro
also very handsome balmoral skirts,
made of red dripped Saxony cloth, ol a
very fine quality., bordered with a broad
band of plain black velvet. These look
extreme!) w< 11 with black silk or black
Striped black and white skirts are
(worn, with a fluting round the hot- ,■.
, bound on either edge, with blade,
sarlei braid. ; -*
bile skirt*, to be worn under ball
party dressed are deeply bordered
ii rows of lim tucks alternating .with
trtlonsof cluny guipie.
re Comht Coming.—The comet of
la is nearlng ita perihelion, and will
soon be visible in the heavens. It butt
rather a long journey to perform, being
at present about one hundred and ten
millions of miles distant.
On tile I -ii of November next_.it will
be close to the brlglil Alpha l.'tjgn.iiMar-
Icab, oneotjhefoui bright star- forming',
the well IthOwn squart! ft;
then pin-fin*- n. SoutboTfJrcourse, cvoss
[ng the ccic-tiai equal * about the mid
dle of Uci-nibei. Ii then crosses its old
path in 1848, ncarwhere.itseparated into
two comets. Al the end of February. Ita
distance from theearth will he less than
twenty millions of miles. This comet's
period' is abou.l six and tiuce-'iiiarters
year--. The Mijici's'itious arc apt to ac
cept these erratic indies as omens of
oomlnf evil. The last tlmeoneof then,
took a peep over theearth, people began
lo prepare for the end of the world. It
la likely, however, that ihisoue will ho
considered a* evldenoeof the approaon
j of the cholera,
BVNODOF Vim.ixia.—This reverend
apd venerable body will continence ita
annual i -,'nni ;u tiie Second Presbyte
rian. Church of Lynchburg on the 2nd
Wednesday(llth) ofOctober. [temem*
bers consisl o( about one hundred and
fii'ty clergymen, with nearly the sttmo
number of ruling ■ iders.
- a. mm —-■ .
1 A newspaper reporter entered a jew
eller's sieve In St. Louis, and laying
down au euv lope, bearing the inserip
liou. "•■'■!,.'s■»• -money package,"—pto»
i needed to select :: diamond pin valued at
~i> ,••.,,,:.i a .. uond brooch and ettr
r)ngs worth 5i,200, Shoving the pack
-,,..( over to tl • Her, Mr. Sullivan, —
at the same tine c sting bis eyes into.'
ii,. .-.:..' ■, up which aearrlage was pate*
ing—ho exclaimed: "There is the mo-
I' all right- you can count it—there
i Lieut, nartt General Grant-—I must
" andquiokly disappeared after tho
rlage, A hasty examination showed
package to bo worthless, consisting
nine old iv wspapersand limographio
•ertislng bills. Mr. H illivan at once
ifiedtbe police,and with their aid
j rogue wi ill ■' and arrested
hestreet.au hour or two later, and
diamonds re • • eered,
The National .1 lank of C'ouoord, Mass.,
as entered on Monday, between half
ist one end two o'clock,while thecash
r was at dinner, and robbed of three
milled thousand dollars In United
at is bonds and money, belonging to
.' b.n.ik and depositors. No clue has
I been obtained as to the perpetrators
the robbery, although a reward of
•enfy thousand dollars baa been offered
f their apprehension,
)n Monday morning the night train
m Lynchburg, Va., to Washington,
ne Into collision with the 7 o'clock
iv from Washington, near the latter
y, and the conductor on the former
'in had both legs fractured, one of
ilch was amputated. Hut (e\v paasen
rs happened to be in the cars, and no
lier person was injured, lloth loco
niivi \. re considerably damaged.
rbeSkowheganHotel, in ffcVvbegaiL
0., w.i- totally destroyed by lire early
Monday morning, together with tho
rnltureand effects of most of Its iu
ii. -. causing a loss of from twelve to
teen thousand dollars. The Coving
i, Ky., (tolling Mill was likewise
rued on Saturday night. Lorn, twen
Upon the occasion of the marriage in
il Hivt recently ol a son of Colonel
chard Borden to n daughter of Dr.
diiati Durfeo. the officiating, olergy*
man, Boy. Eli Thurston, received'a
man lagc fee larger than over before paid
a Massachusetts. The familieaof Colo
icl Borden and I)r. D.uriee generou«ly
xtingulshed a mbrtg igoof $2,f500 which
ested upon the homestead of the par
— _ ,—•—->—.—.—.—.
A philosophical cabman In Mobile
litis, speaks of I tie section over which
ds'wheel.-,' make ti:-'ji Hacks: "If you
mi over a youngster-down herein this
U ;n- ward,' 1 said he, " llie folks don't
ay ndtnltl' —knee they have got more
ikO'diVA ilnni whitiie«-for*eiu—but you
ist run over a goat, ". pig', and blest if a
nob ain't after yon ; n rwo minutes'. "
___. *, _—.—.
~-Ir. DewUt < . Beach', ofSTeW Albany,
Indiana, was chloroformed and robbed
of three hundred doAlaca. by the porter
of a hotel at JKckson, Michigan. The
Roxtocwaa aunt to.tiie Penitentiary for
voyeurs. His wife, in revenge, pois
oned i&f. Beach's coffee, which nearly
killed Bluo; *nd was berssU sent to the
Penitentiary fen two years.
The fUusVilie Herald Says tho oil re
glon is infested with coimterfeiters,
gamblem. burse thieves and vagabonds,
of every ilk. ai. : sugjtests that, a-s tho
rascalsjiractici thtir vocuiion with na
puniiv, yigilaiiee comiuittccsand Judge
I.yne'li might exercise a wholesome in
line uce. '- '■ t
Iv Louisiana families who, before tho
war rolled to wealth and luxury, having
liorsesand i irriagea and plenty of ser-
uew-ride about in carte drawn by
males. The ladies do their own work—
i ii. weave ud cook—and are better for
To show the gigantic scale on which
thu \\. i supplies were obtained, there
remains oil bain] In one. item 1,500,000
pairs ol iieW'sbbes. The (Quartermas
ter's Department has already sold 89,000
burses muloa, which have produced
upwards " six m.iUion dollars.
felr," asked • pewfy-flMged legisla
f a fellow passenger oh the Hudson
river railroad, "at.' you going to the
Legislature v ''No, thank God| not
so bad ar that. I'm going to the State
Mr, Pendleton, the Virginia loyalist
running for Congress, calls Thaddeus
I Stevens A "lieil-eat." .We ebould.judgQ