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'Salutes in Honor op the Great Event.—The
'City was resoundant Snndav night and yesterday
morning with the roar of cannon—salutes fired in
honor of the capitulation of Gen. Robert E. Lee
and the Army of Northern Virginia. Sunday mid
night, after tlve reception of tho news, a salute of
•One hundred guns was fired l>y the fleet in tho river
near Drewry’s Blurt. At sunrie yesterday another
•a.uto of more than one hundred guns was tired by
the war vessels in the harbor. At 10 A. M. a grand
salute of one hundred guns was tired from the
Square, the guns being stationed at the base of the
Richmond the $ram> Central Point.—Rich
mond, it is said, is to be made a central depot of
■rnilit ary operations and supply. Railroad commu
nication will be immediately established there
with; extensive repair shops, storehouses and other
public works are to be established, and the city
enveloped in an industrial Union atmosphere. The
War Department at Washington is still besieged
with innumerable applications for passes to Rich
mond, all of which are at present refused.
Serious Illness op Mrs. Gen. Lee.—We are
grieved to learn of the very serious indisposition
of Mrs. Gen. Robert E. Lee, at her residence in
this city. The great disaster which has overtaken
the Confederate arms has unnerved the great wife
of the great General quite, and we do not wonder
that her finely strung nerves should give way in
the struggle. Since the occupation of Richmond,
the Federal authorities have acted with the most
scrupulous regard lor the .feelings of Mrs. Gen.
Lee. At first, a colored guard was placed in front
of the house on Franklin street, but upon it being
represented that the exhibition was, perhaps, an
insult to the lady of the mansion, the colored guard
was withdrawn and a white guard substituted. W«
learned last evening that the condition of Mrs.
Leo was somewhat easier, but the shock to her
constitution has been very severe, and there is not
much hope of her recovery.
Resuming BrsiNBHS.—Many of the merchants who
■closed up their stores on evacuation morning, never
to open them again, are beginning to feel a thrill
of business interest, and are here and there re
suming business. Already some are beginning to
speculate upon the chances of a trip to New York,
Philadelphia or Baltimore, with a view to laying in
a stock of goods for the spring and summer trade.
With the unrestricted introduction of goods, busi
ness would take a start in Richmond, the like of
which has not been witnessed since the war began.
The Gas Works.—The military authorities have
despatched a vessel tu Norfolk for one thousand
barrels of lime, to be used in the purification of
the city gas at the gas works. As soon as the lime
arrive?, and it can be applied to its purpose, the gas
will be turned on, and Richmond will be visible
once more by gas light.
The Destroyed Banks.—The military authorities
have posted a guard around the sites of the seve
ral banks, destroyed in the expectation of recovering
seme of the bullion that is said to l>e buried among
the ruins. <>l Tuesday, a soldier dug out a strong
box from the <l»bris of the Traders’ Bank, and ru
mor, said it Avas gold, belonging to ent- of the for
eign Consul?. Anotner soldi* .- picked up a roll of
State notes from the mins of the same bank, which
he held as a nice speculation.
It is very proper that guards should be stationed
about the ruins until such time as the owners can
irec’a.m their property which has escaped thefleiy
ordeal. __
A City Railroad.—We would urge upon our
city capitalists the propriety of at once moving in
the work of establishing a city railroad. The only
railroad ever owned by the city was taken up in
1863 by order of the “so-called” Confederate Gov
ernment, to aid in plating gunboats, which were
finished only to be blown up. Al>ove all things
Richmond needs a street railroad, for the walks
arc steep and tLe ascent tedious. 11 the road is
not established by domestic enterprise it will be
established by Northern capita!, and as • final re
sult we think home enterprise ought to reap the
benefit. ___
The Fredericksburg Depot Saved.—The Fred
ericksburg depot was on fire at one time on the
morning of the evacuation. Captain A. 0. Rowley,
lUth Wisconsin regiment, 1st brigade, 3d divi.ii n,
24:h Army corps, Army of the James, was inde
f.tigable i:i his efiotts to save this point, andlinaily
succeeded, to his great credit. Hundreds of thou
sands of dollars were saved by the energy and de
termination of Captain Rowley, whom we 'nope to
see rewarded in good time. Such detotion on the
part of one whom we were taught to regard as an
enemy, should not pass without its reward.
* The Christian Commission of the Union army
is doing an excellent and humane work in relieving
the wants of hundiods oi families, rendered home
less and penniless by the fire. Rations arc fur
nh-hed all who hryig proof that they arc really de
s.-rviag and in want. But for this spontaneous of.
l'ering or the part of the Commission there would
bv much suitering, if not actuai starvation, on the
part of those who find ihemseive“ suddenly burled
from affluence to want. Wm. P. Munford, Presi
dent o' the Young Men’s Christian Association, and
others of the citizens, are aiding the Commission.
? The Htglia of tiie Citt.—We call the atten
lion of the authorities to the fact that most of the
main and back streets of the city are in a very bad
condition, in view of the near approach of the warm
season, and that an epidemic may be at any time
threatened by the continuance of the nuisance from
which we now daily suffer. The streets ought to
be cleared by the Urge surplus of negroes remain
ing iu the city._
A Colored Correspondent.—Mr. Chester, a
gentleman of color, dark as any Ethiopian in the
land, is in Richmond acting as the correspondent
of the Philadelphia Press. We have met Mr. Ches
ter: he is a very intelligent man, modest, assumes
nothing, neither in conversation nor in manners,
but talks and acts like a gentleman. Ho is stop
ping at tho Bai.ard Hotel.
Arrived.—The steamer S. 0. Pierce, Capt. l«
A. Briggs, arrived yesterday f>om Fortress Mon
roe. Among the passengers were Major James and
lady, Major Plato and other officials, whose names
are too numerous for our limited space.
Establishment of Business Firms.—We observed
on the street yesterday one of the firm of Messrs. A.
Mathiot & Sons, furniture dealers, Nos. 25 and 37
Gay street, Baltimore, Md. A branch of this popu.
lar Arm will soon be opened on Main street, Rich
mond, and from a knowledge of the gentlemen
composing the firm, we take great pleasure in re.
commending the Richmond branch to the patronage
of the public. ,
Tiie Spring.—People have been so absorbed with
other graver matters for a week past that they have
failed to notice how rapidly the spring has advanced
upon us with its array of verdure, foliage, buds,
and flowers. Now is the time for farmers to go to
work and get a large crop for the harvest of peace
and plenty. The hubandman can now plant with a
reasonable assurance of reaping his reward.
Bodt of one of the Victims Found.—A body,
supposed to be that of a white man, but so much
charred and burned as to defy recognition, was
found among the ruins on the basin yesterday
morning. This is the flrst body recovered from the
ruins yet.
U . ..m A • tv_TTr.» hasl t lies T.liMieilrn u.iutftr.l i u nC
greeting Captain Thomas Travers, formerly of tne
Richmond and Baltimore line of ateamers, but now
of the propeller K. A. Mandan. Long may the cj.
lant Captain continue to float.
The Fredericksburo Railroad.—Over a thou
sand laborers are at work upon the Aquia Creek
end of the Bichmond, Potomac, Fredericksburg and
Aquia Creek Railroad ; and it is expected that
trains will be running through in less than three
Thk Central Railroad.—We understand this
Railroad is to be put in immediate repair to Staun
ton, and perhaps farther, if the advance of the ar.
my in that direction should justify it. The road is
broken in many places, and there are numerous
bridges to rel uild and repair.
Destruction of the Deford.—Inlormation be
lieved to be raliablo reached Washington Saturday
afternoon that the pirates who ran the captured
steamer Harriet Deford into Indian creek, Va.,
destroyed the vessel after removing sundry articles
of the most value.
Adams’ Express Office.—Adams’ Express Com
pany is one of the institutions that ever follows in
the wake of the Union army. The Agent of the
company is now In Richmond, and will open an of
fice iu the building on the Southwest corner of
Main and 9th streets._
Serenade.—The 8th Connecticut First Brigade
Band serenaded the headquarters of Generali
Weitzel, Shepley and Devcns on Sunday night, dis.
coursing some very delightful music.
Riix.—A making rain fell yesterday, which
served to lay me oust ana extmguisn me ures
smouldering within tiie bowels of the ruins.
Tiik Water Works are again in thorough repair,
and a guard is stationed at tin works night and day,
to protect them from injury.
The Military- Telegraph Office is located in
the second story of the Custom House, entrance on
Bank street. ___
Personal—Major General Silas Casey, U. S.A.,
waa at the Spotswood Hotel yes .e; day.
A Washington Joke.— i'n; W a*mugton corrta-1
poi.deut <>i the Hti'ii'l *e*:
A good story is in circulate n here, that the day
be‘ore the commencement "i the recent mi.it im
movement which bar resulted in the capture ot
Richmond, Mr. Lincoln, then at City Point, sen
by the hands <>l "a reliable contraband,” a-ap:.:
ent to Jeif Davis, the identical long cloak aud ;
Scotch cap in which, in l'dl, Mr. Lincoln i* sai i to j
hire travelled from Harrisburg to Washington* ;
The present has evidently been appreciate':.
The hall la! dv given by Centra! McDow. ] In Sail ,
FrancUeo hr* a splendid affair. 1 he costun:es o. gotn- j
of tin* lud'?« were «*v.*ee litiirly r h oi* :
gneed .1 royal court. M*. Bacon, of * irgti * Fit' |
wore nearly one hundred thousand •]■•.iars »'^ li of,
jewels. Mrs. iienslev. ot - m J >*«. wa* al* • .'R'P.eodeot |
with Jewel*. The lady of the Fien ii 1 onsnl, J.r*. • m-1
le.vatei. and Mrs. Dewey, a pi sired in oeuit. <i -■**■• y i
The foreign Consuls urid tneir wives Ail appeared in j
court eO.*tuineS.
The Como'goners o*' Kmftfation in New 1 ork are
Id a I ’ 1228,000, tor the
t'. u hundred ^nd twenty thousand em. grants who annu
ally land here. " ■
Cincinnati, April 7.—The Jackson Free Trader, of the
20jh nit, says of Gen. Forrest "We have jest been in
formed that’a few days sinct this truly noble man and
distinguishei officer called out twenty-six of bis own
negroes .and said to them, all of you who are willing to
become soldiers for the war «>p forward an 1 I will give
Pi every one who does so his free papers. Twenty-five
of them immediately advanced, only one refusing, who
was a peace man, but he would drive a wagon ior hi*
mister during the war.’’
San Francisco. April 4.—Advices from Japan,sixty
days on the way, announced .'urther rejiorts of murders
by natives of foreigners, and mure complications with
the foreign do were.
Arrivnls in twentv days from Honolulu bring intelli
gence of liberal subscriptions to the Sanitary Commis
sion and heavy earthquakes.
The fall of Richmond causes great rejoicing through
out this State. ,
Greenbacks have gone up to 60a6*>, and are rising.
Toronto. April 7.—The sj. Albans robbers arrived
here this morning, and were brought before the Recorder
this afternoon, on a charge of misdemeanor, when they
applied for a delay till Monday, in order to obtain coun
sel. which was granted. They were then remanded and
the case adjo urne 1 until Monday.
St. Louis April 7.—Extensive frauds by Illinois whis
n discovered, amounting to half a
million of dollars, bv evading the revenue tax. Fifteen
hundred and four barrels, consigned to merchants in this
city, have been seized, during the last week, by the
authorities. _ _
New York. April 7.—The steimer ErapireMHity from
New Orleans and Key We*t, brought one hundred and
seventy bales of cotton, consigned to Capt. Noves, who
will pell it immediately for the lieneht of rebel prisoners,
it being the balance of that turned ov'er by the rebel
Geueral Maury for that purpose.
St. Loris, April 7.—The report that the rebels had
captured For smith has been contradicted at headquar
ters The United States troops occupied the tort on the
17th ultimo. ___
“Malakot!.’ the intelligent Paris correspondent
of the New TorR Tima, in his letter of the 24th
ult., says:
The alarm in England about a war with the Uni
ted States is reacting on r ranee in a way aitogetner
favorable to us; for while France naturally grows
friendly to whatever appears hostile to Engiaud,
she also Jfeels more respect lor power which is
able to alarm England. The French Secessionist
journal* cruelly rally the English journals tor their
pusillanimity to their cousins across the water_
So goxl an occasion, of course, was not to oe lost.
But the semi-official journals ot Paris Lave also
their load to carry in regard to a war with the Uui
te l States. The public mind is pretty welt fixed
n the idea that when the rebellion is put d wn the
people of the United States will assume such an at
titude of hostility to Maximilian as will render the
intervention of France necessary. For the Em
peror Napoleon, it is well known, anxious as he is
to remain on friendly terms with the United Sutss,
feels bound in honor not to abandon the Mexican
Emperor to the mercies of his enemies, even at the
expense of a ruptu.e, and it is the duty <>! the sunn*
..ttfiial papers to try to turn away public attention
a much as possible from this subject. The work
is more disagreeable to the government journals,
because it was one of tneir favorite arguments iu
urging the recogui.iou ot the South t• * threuten a
war about Mexico in case tae L mon was re-eitao
lished. , , ,
Thus ti c Constititfionn'l says that the plan of Ur.
Gw.n was refused by Maximilian; that Maximilian
refused to giant an interview some time ago to Mr.
Pierre Soule; that Maximilian iu all his acts has
taken good care to give no ground of comp aiat to
t ,e United States; and finally, that by neither word
nor act has the government of the United S'ates
manifested any disposition to quarrel with France
on account o; Mexico. A V leuua paper has Lad a
good deal of success with an article staling that
the agents of Maximilian at Washington were mak
ing excellent progress in their negotiations with
Mr. Seward, for a recognition ot the new order of
things in Mexico, and that as soon as peace saal' be
established in the Empire toe recognition will take
; r.nchgovernmentpipe s. .
to > glad t • place this vague an'u uncertain statement
In bold relief as an argument to quiet the public
The statement of the Times that no Minister to
France would be appointed from the United Sia'es
till one was sent from France, ha' had the honors
of the Telegraph, and lias brought out the com
ments of the press. While some writers t il their
readers gravely that this position is not exactly
couivalant to a rupture of diplomatic relations,
others take probably the right view of the case in
saying that as soon as it is known at Washington
that the Marquis de Montholon has been appointed
to the United States a Minister will be seat to
The subject of an European alliance against an
American alliance is calling forth leading articles
in certain organs of the Liberal parly. The pre
ponderating power of the United States, afit-r toe
suppression * I the rebel ion, will c mtrol and draw
in its train the whole power of the American c ;t>
tine!.t, and to resist the influence, and perhaus the
material force of this colossal Power, they argue
that the Europe m States must combine in a i Enr.t
p--an It*j, a e as ihe only means of preserving peace
i i Europe.
A Cretins Affair.—The correspondence of Ihe
San Franci-C) Bulletin, writing from Olympia,
Wash'.D.t ,r. Territory, r<Ha*es Hie circumstances oi
a curious affair at that port. The British cruiser
F rward was d-'patched there by Hie G ivernor oi
Vancouver Island, wC-h a requisition upon the Gov.
ernor of Washington Territory for authority to al
low the seizure f the Bri isn merchant ship Frigate
Bird, lyin.-at liie port, the mate of the Frigate Biid
having reused to surrender command of her to her
-.*• captain annotated by her owr.-rs. Gov Evans
declined to permit her -eizure, saying lie was not
authorized to peinrrt a foreign vessel to seize a ship
in he waters of the United States, and it would be
n nsult to onr Admiralty Courts.
Personal.—We had the pleasure of a call, yes
terday, from Hon. Mr. Arnold, Representative in
Congress from Hie Chicago District.
Our old friend, Hon. L. H. Chaudler, formerly of
Norfolk, is also in the city, stopping at the Spots
[From the Marlbonizh Gazette. April 5th. J
Oar community was yesterday thrown into a slat?*
i of intense excitement by the occurrence cf a murder
and rebbery at “Croom,’' six mll-s from Upper
Marlboro’. We learn that cn Monday night, at wo.
early hour, thre> persons entered tko store cf John
W Coffren, and aiter purchasing some liquor, de
manded his money, and eiforccl the demand by the
pre entaticn of p'sto’s Mr. C.ffren being unarmed
at ihetlire, waseomjie ltd to gofnm hlsstore-houso
to his dwelling, between two cf the armed rob'c®«,
who, aft-r ritiicg him of a 1 his money In the house,
returned to the store a-d demanded other valuable*,
[nth*.- meantime, Mr. R chard N. P.you and Mr. Je
retni »h Coffren cure to hi** assistance, when a general
tiringof pistols ensued. Ryou threw down oneef the
robbers, (who wasdreesc !io Cmf-Merats uniform, and
gave bis nameasMeOe. of Nelson county, Va.,) and
while on the g.-ouad il.Cue sh:t Ryoa in the abdo
men. Hesurvived until the n-xt morning, and died
about 10 o’clock. Mr Jeremiah C ffren was shot ta
the arm, but 13 not daageroos’y w unded. The thiee
men were on horseback. Two of their horses were
taken, and it is believed that tne two etciped men
were wounded, a*< one of them was tracked by blood
to the woods. Me Cue was semedby Mr. C.ffren
and some of the neighbors, and yesterday a detach
ment of cavalry happening to ome by “Croom,'' on
their way from St. M iry’s county, he was brought tn
this vil age and taken to Annapolis. He said he was
one of M osby’» men. Who «<• other parties are is
cot known, but they will be pur-cel by the military
authorise’. Mr. Coffren lost about to ret- h undr cl
dollars. Fur-unitey, he hai jurt returned from
Baltimore and had no more money. This daring raid
has created qni'e an exc dement.
A c'rrespocdmtof the clerical j uirnal Lt M.nde,
wr.liigfrora R me, says that wren Pius IX. wa*
spoken to once more by M de IS lrt'ges upon the
subject of the withdrawal cf the Frmch troops from
R me, ho replied: “ V ry we!:, withdraw yonr
troops; withdraw them to-morrow, Ir yon like, and
do not continually threaten Do what you pleae*
immediately." The correspondent of the Monde
doee not guarantee the strict accuracy cf tbe*e
wo ds, but gives them as affording a clear ind ca'i in
of the attitude of the Pope toward the Frtncla
Government. “Is the rpiunn of Catholics,'' he
; a'lis, *• theconvenuon oi tee lor. aepremoer creus
lusirmtuatablo difficulties in the path of temporal
pvwer, and compols the P.j>e to exile himself one*
mure from Rome, that he may not have to repress
by force the disturbance* whch foreigners w.nid
incite, and that he may avo'd te’ng driven out by a
hauliul of factious men.’ The Uo'de consoles
i:*e'f beforehand for the depa~ture of the I'jpn
mm Rome, by declaring that the moment hearts
foot upon ths soil of ‘'spate, Malta or France, ths
Ita.iiua will r*c;gn:nj that »e alone is the bulwark
of thsir indepenierce; that Lt alone can preserve
them from war, irom corruption, from abastment
and m’srry.” The &ie~le, in commenting upon this,
says: "Since the voluntary exilao.' P.usIX. Is to
be to his advnntag*, let the ermy of cccupation ra
turn as fimck'y as p sdb’e an i let events take
their course. It » tne itsre • l iheCouit cf Rome,
a-d in that, at 'east, we sg cs with It.” The I alia
m-uiiwhile aim. u-.ces that the cavalry. which f rms
part of ho army of ocrnpi’m, Is preparing to
re'.u-n to France, and that negotiations have already
bom concluded for the eale of the horses tc t is
Italian Government.
On the 9th instant. WILLIAM RITTER, in the 73d
rear ol his age.
The relative* and friends of the family are inv.tod to
attend hi* funeral it Ins residence (Sidney) on Tne-day
at 12 o'clock. _
Shipping News.
Sun rise*.5.34 I Moon ri«. <.7.10
Sun .set*..d.26 | High Water.T.uO
PORT OF RICHMOND. Aran, 10 1566.
a »;r i * r.i».
Steamer T. 0. Pieree. ('apt. T. A. B.-igg*, Fortre»
Monroe, government official*.
Ste.liner James A St;v*ru, Bermuda Hundreds, gov
ern ment stores.
Steamer Wyoming, Bermuda HunlreJs. government
Steamer A. Wlunais Bemud t Hundreds, light.
l*m|>eller "K. U. Mandnn Capt. Tho*. Travel*, .Aoriolk
direct, assorted cargo to Captain.
Propeller ‘Vulcan. Mat. .son City Point, government
stores. _
Propel'er General Woo < itv Pom1, government .tores*
I’ropeller "Levi Willard (Jinn - Jones' Landing, sut
lers' store*. Cha*. (Jallagber.
Schooner Beuona Thall, Jonci Landing, sutlers' store*,
Dulrow A Bryant
Schooner rhieitain Jouc, ioies Landing, sutler*
stores J. (>. Lincon.
>'o >p Maria Louisa Sn-va-t Bermuda Hundreds, door
and molasses. M. ('. I’enepacKsr.
Schooner‘Heindeer. don ling Jones Landing, sutler*
• rhe-e vessels arc in the dock.
The slip ut the entrance ro *he Jock there is 1 feet ®<
w tier, a! f ill high 11 !e. The 1r»* iock to the dock la UK
leet in length, ga feel iu breadth. j
lla« opened an off e at the comer of Broad and I3tl
s'reels. (Judge Crumps old office,-. her.- he s prepared U
wait upon liis former friends and the public generally.
Has removed to Broad street, comer of HHh streetjnex
to Methodist Ciinrch._apll —dlw_
A \ ' i vn'.l>.—•' situation fora Voung Man a
\\ SALK'MAN in a dry goods store. Best reference
«■'& to hire a White (Hr! or Woman, (without tacam
br*n-e.) to do general house nork.
Kii'iiiirv at my School Boom,, comer of Mam anti!is
| street., apll—at* L. n.

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