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roauMSD DAILY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY, At No. 111854 Main Street, Rirhniond, Vn. TERMS: DAILY—*n per year; six months, t:i; lime months, ♦l.ftll; i mouth, 00 cms. SEMI WEEKLY—*2 flu per year; six months, ♦l 25; three months, 7ft cents. WEEKLY—*I.SO per year ; six months, 7ft cents WB~WEEKI.Yand SKMI WEEKLY JOURNAL to clubs at extremely law rates. 1 THE STEAMBOAT ACCIDENT NEAR MOBILE. Mobile, Alabama, August 38,—The Mo bile Register kindly furnishes the following particulars of the disaster to the steamer "Ocean Wave": The steamer—a low-pressure boat—left this city Sunday morning with about 200 persons on board, for an excursion to Fish river, about twenty miles from the city. On her return she stopped at Point Clear, reaching there at SP. M. Tlie boat was made fast, and the liand and a part of the passengers went ashore. After remaining half an hour the whistle was blown, and the passengers had just gotten on board, when the boiler exploded with great force, followed by a rumbling and hissing sound, fragments of timber and metal Hew in every direction. The forward part of the boat ami the cabin were carried completely away. Tlie chim ney fell backwards, towards the rear of the boat, crushing in the upper cabin, and the boat immediately sunk, with her bow sub merged. JAbout sixty or seventy persons were kill ed and injured by the explosion. So far the bodies of nineteen dead—right ladies among the number—have been recovered. Eight wounded have been brought to this city — one of them, a little girl, who has since died. The scene was appalling to the eye and heart-rending. Wfll ler scenes of grief have seldom been witnessed. The frantic cries of the survivors, as they lamented for lost wives, children, parents, and sisters, was agonizing to all who had human sympa thies. Many of the passengers were little chil dren, and many hats and bonnets came ashore to tell of the little victims beneath the waves. The captain, Win. Eaton, swam some distance with both legs broken. A boat started to his assistance, but he went down before it reached him. The two pilots and all the firemen were killed, and the engin eer and his wife severely injured. It is impossible, at present, to estimate the loss. By some it is supposed that at least thirty or forty are still buried in the debris of the wreck, or at the bottom of the hay. A diver has gone to the scene of the disaster. The accident has cast a gloom over the whole city, and a universal sadness prevails. The streets are crowded with people and the excitement and feeling is intense. The "Ocean Wave" has been for some time considered au unsafe boat. She has always been an unlucky one. A criminal responsibility rests somewhere, and it should be visited upon those to whose reck lessness and incapacity it is attributable. The systems of inspections everywhere is loose, careless, and reckless, The boiler was not so much exploded, as it was torn open with a long seam. It was so rotten as [to literally tear open. Had it been stronger, so as to explode with greater vio lence, the destruction would have been greater. The explosion was upwards and lorwards. POLITICAL NOTES. The California election will be held on Wednesday, September (I, instead of Tues day, the sth, as generally reported. The Hon. John A. Bingham addressed the citizens of Dcs Moines, lowa, on the political issues of the day, on Friday even ing last. The Camden, West Jersey, Prtss of Fri day contains Kdward liettle's withdrawal as a candidate for the Republican nomina tion for Governor of New Jersey, alleging that the success of the Republican party was above personal consideration. The Worcester Sjty reviews the names al ready mentioned for the Republican nomi nation for the Governorship of Massachu setts, and rather gives its preference to the Hon." Win. 15. YVashburne. A correspondent who met with Robert Toombs at a watering-place says that Han cock is his favorite tor the Presidency, al though he says he will support Grant in preference to Quincy Adams, Chase, or any other Democrat on the New Departure plat form. The Springfield Republican observes that no United States Senator has been reelected in New York for many years, and goes on to say : "We have no idea that Air. Con kling will be reelected if he tries ever so hard. But we have no idea, cither, that he will withdraw his name for the sake of promoting harmony in the Republican party. He is not that sort of a man." The Hon. Samuel F. Oary's campaign speech has been published. He is as strong for unlimited greenbacks, a three per cent, maximum rate of interest, money at will for the masses, and short commons for the bondholders, as any of the rest of the Ohio Democratic stumpers. Pendleton himself is expected from F.urope at once, hut he can hardly outdo Fwing, Cary, and McCook. The St. lxmis ])emocrat shows that the result of the recent election in that city was not so unpromising as appeared from the lirst reports. There were six county justices elected, and in every district the Republicans Increased their majority or di minished the majority of the Democrats as compared with the vote of last April. The Democrats and Republicans each elected one of the officers on the general ticket, and each carried three districts. The district vote shows a Democratic majorit y of only 102. Republican Vlcctiiiit in Brunswick County. liAWKENCEVILLE, \ r A., \ August lio'th, 1871. i To the. Editor <!/• the titute. Journal. A Republican convention was held here to-day for the purpose of nominating a can didate for the House of Delegates. Al bert Walker was chosen chairman and J. J. Vaughn secretary ; after which Mr. Jos. C. Russell was unanimously nominated by acclamation, as the candidate of the Repub licans of Brunswick. Dr. John L. Green was chosen delegate to the convention to be held at Richmond September 27th, 1871, with Mr. J. J. Vaughn alternate. Hon. W. 11. 11. Stowell then addressed the convention on the political issues of the day, in an able and earnest manner, and was loudly applauded by the audience. He was followed by Capt. (ieoi'ge W. (ira liani, (the Republican nominee for State Senate in this district) in an earnest address which was well received. The utmost good feeling and unity pre vails in this county, aud with two live Re publicans on the ticket like Messrs. Crahaui and Russell, the Republicans will carry old Brunswick. f>v a lai-gely increased majority. Republican. Heath ok an Old Mason.—Mr. A. Butts, who died at the ripe old age of 88, at his farm in Prince (leorge county, was a member of the Masonic fraternity for 05 years, and one of the founders of the Prince <ioorgo Masonic lodge. JOm W. WOLTZ, News and City Editor. LOCAL MATTERS. StfT SPECIAL NOTICE. —Advertisements or Lost, Wunts, Funml, For Rent, not pxrcriliiiii four tines, lor on., ins. rii.>n 2f> rents; two in sertions 40 « fill. ; three insertions .10 rents. Cash in ndvanee. »,}' < ity Subscribers.— Persons wisliinil the State Jochnai. loft early and regularly at their places oi business, or residences, by responsible carriers, will please leave their orders with John ston k M—MS, Newsdealers, 918 Main Street, and at Ihe News Depot of W. A. Enw.nius, .1111 East liroad Street.' ii ,- Tin- Dully State Journal will be limited lo persons leaving tho city foi- the summer at fifty cents per mouth. Ward illretmu. Monroe Ward. —The Republicans of Monroe ward will meet in the basement of the Methodist church, on Third, between Leigh and Jackson streets, Wednesday evening, at S o'clock, promptly, for the purpose of carrying out the instructions of the (.'ity Central Committee. A full and prompt attendance is most respectfully re quested. Clay Ward.— The Republicans of Clay ward will meet at the Fifth Baptist Church, (near Morton's flower garden) on Main street, this (Tuesday) evening at 8 o'clock, to transact business of great importance. It is very desirable that as many Republicans should be present as possiblcr Jefferson Ward. —The Republicans of Jellerson Ward will meet in the School room on the corner of Twenty-third and Franklin street, this (Tuesday) evening, August 2!lth, at 8 o'clock. A full meeting is requested to complete the organization. Broad Street. —We presume the lax payers and voters on upper Rroad street have ample time to meditate upon their own neglected condition, as the next city election is far in the future, and no candi dates for the Council are yet peddling out their promises, and they are visited in au official way but twice a year, once by tlie assessor and once by Die collector. They ciui stumble around in the dark after n'ght, as there are no lamps in that region by which they may see their way, ami no water to extinguish the flames, should their houses take fire. It is very certain that no portion of the city has been so shamefully neglected, for years, as upper Broad street. Cos and water have been carried up all other im proved streets, in some cases, to the corpo rate limits, but Broad is neither properly graded, nor paved, nor furnished with any of the conveniences to which its people are entitled in return for the taxes furnish ed the city treasury. Foreign and Ntdire. —The Journal of yesterday contained tables showing the total population of the United States, clas sified into while, colored, Indian, and Chinese. The following are the totals of the States and Territories, classified .as for eign and native: States—native, 32,840, --90 7; foreign, 5.472,340, Territories— native, 848,030; foreign, 94,800. Total population of the United States, 38,555,083 ; composed of—natives, 39,989, --437; foreigners, 5,560,486. For purposes of comparison, summar izing the tables already published, the total population of the United States may also be made to appear under the following classification: White 5,1,«86,«8S Ooloivd 4,880,609 Indian 2.">,;:tl Chine** 68,—H Total B&JJM,HS Of the Indians and Chinese the Territo ries contain 4,r>o;f of the former and 7,075 of the latter. The Indian Territory and Alaska are not included or mentioned in any of the census tables above epitomised. False Alarms of Fire. —The alarm of tire, turned iv last night at 9 o'clock from box No. 17, corner Third and Duval streets, was evidently caused by BOOM mis chievous chap who has gotten possession of a key. ho trace of fire could be found by the Bremen on reaching the point for which the alarm was sounded. At half-past 11 o'clock the alarm of fire was again turned in from box No. 17, cor ner Third and Duval streets. No lire was found, but two men were seen to run from the box and were arrested. Return <;/' Thanks. —We are under re newed obligations to our friends at No. 918 Main street, for newspaper and periodi cal favors just received. Among them we lind Harper's Bazar, beautifully embel lished, also with pattern supplement, which no lady should be without; then we have the Chimney Corner; Harper's Weekly; Once a Week, and other papers well as sorted. Messrs. Johnston & Selden will receive this evening, the New York Ledger, New York Weekly, Fireside Companion, and a thousand other papers, and those iv want will know where to call and get their supplies. Oeer a Half-Million of tlie Stale Debt Fundtid Yesterday. —Yesterday the amount of the State debt funded at the office of the Slate Treasury reached the large amount of $586,099.58, making the aggregate to date $11,430,745.07. As the pressure around the oilice continues unabated, it is fair to presume that by the sth of September, which will make two months since the funding commenced, nearly or quite $1:1 --000,000 will have been funded. Rough Passage. —The steamer Wyanoke, due at S A. M. Sunday morning, did not arrive till t I*. M. She experienced very rough wi'ather. She had about one hun dred and eighty passengers on board to Norfolk, nearly all of whom were sea-sick. Excursion to Danville. —The following colored associations left on an excursion to Danville yesterday atlernoon : " Richmond Cadets," " Young Sons of Messiah," anil "Twister's Aid of Shiloah." The excur sionists will return to-morrow. The Potomac Route. —The Keyport, after having been renovated, repaired, and refit led to the amount of about 140,000. has been put upon the Aquia Creek und Wash ington route iv connection with the trains of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac railroad. Cutting Scrape. —Two negroes, Robert Smith, ex-penitentiary convict, and .Simon Cooper, got into a row near Hollywood, last night, when .Smith cut Cooper, but not dangerously. He was arrested by Sergeant James and taken the third station. Lornl V.if. —Hrayfogle says moralists are ever ready to advise people to avoid bad com pany. He don't object to the advice, but says when it is pot forth without a wind of qualification or explanation, it often has an opposite offset to that intended, as many persons are never in such bad company as when alone. Hrayfogle is an eminently proper man himself, and his opinions are worth considering. —Captain Luther Libby died at his resi dence, in New Kent county, yesterday. He was owner of the famous "libby Prison," in which so many Federal prison ers were incarcerated during the war. lie was sixty-live years old. Captain Libby was a native of the North, but for the best portion of his life resided in this city. His remains were interred by the side of his wife at his farm in New Kent. —Mrs. F.mily A. Rutherford, widow of the late Colonel John Rutherlbrd, ot this city, died at Estonville last Saturday. The funeral services took place this morning at 11 o'clock from St. James' Church. —A circus is coming to Richmond, from Bolton, in a steamer. —.Samuel C. (ireenhow, Esq., City Trea surer, paid into the State treasury yester day, for the week ending with date, $21!, --86th —Henry Bell, of Mat—tows county ; A. J. Bond-rant, of Howardsville; and Dr. P. A. Fitzhugli, of Leesrille. are at Ford's Hotel. —There will be a called session of the Chesterfield County Court on Monday next. —The Democratic convention will meet in the Assembly Hall at 12 M. to-morrow. —It is rumored that a line hotel is to be built soon in Manchester. —A sharp peal of thunder startled our citizens this forenoon. —A Gypsy caravan passed through the streets yesterday. —The Hustings Court will be held on Monday next. —Mosquitoes are in circulation. 7he Slauardseille Postmaster. ~~~Joseph Hani, the postmaster at Stanardsville, whose arrest by Col. Frey, special agent of the Post-office I lepartment, has been an nounced by special telegram to the JOUR NAL, was before Commissioner Buftum, hi Lynchburg, on Saturday, lie. is charged with re-using posloilice stamps ; opening letters not addressed to him; removing stamps from letters and envelopes fiir the purpose of re-using them, and for improper cancellation of stamps. In default of bail, fixed at $2,000, he was committed to jail, to await trial in the United States Court, which begins in Lynchburg on the 11th of September, Virginia in the Census. —Virginia is the tenth State in tlie Union iv point of popula tion according to the late census returns. Site would he sixth, were West Virginia added. There are two hundred and twen ty-nine Indians in the State and four Chi nese. The State contains nearly two hun dred thousand more white than colored peo pie. Police Court—Hon. J. J. White, Jus tice—Tuesday, August 2',). —The following cases were disposed of: Robert J. Smyth, colored, for shooting Simon Cooper, was sent on to the Hustings Court, Ist Monday in September. James Eppes and William 15. Whceley, charged with giving a false alarm of fire. Continued to August IK). Hubbard Powell, John Gamp, Lewis Davis, John Smith, charged with being common thieves and vagrants. Powell, Davis, and Smith bound over in the sum of $500 for six months; Camp in the sunt of 1100 for six months. Reuben Dabney, colored, charged with interfering with Officer Otey, while dis charging his duty, and also "carrying con cealed weapons. Fined $2.50. John Bott and Henry Haberstraw, on cross-warrants were discharged. John 11. Davis, charged with having a pair of boots not his own. Discharged. Richard Walker, colored, charged with being drunk and disorderly in second mar ket. Fined $1. Jacob and Henry Haberstraw, charged with threatening to assault and lieat John Bott. Bound over in the sum of 610!) each for six months. A Young Lady Struck by lightning. — Miss Julia Dcnoon, who resides on Se cond street, between Main and Cary, was struck by lightning during the thunder storm this forenoon. She was standing on the porch at the time. The fluid Hashed in her face and ran down her neck; she fell to the floor, and remained still' and speech leas for several minutes. Medical aid was immediately Summoned, and on examina tion her neck was found to be blackened from the ell'ects of the lightning.. Under judicious treatment her condition was soon improved, and at last accounts she was able to be up. Arrested. —James Fppes and Wm. B. Wheeley were arrested last night, as the suspected originators of the false alarms of tile last night. Justice White will consid er the case to-morrow morning in the po lice court. Appointed. —Judge Minor has appointed R. R. Pleasants collector of State and town ship taxes for Varina township. Mr. I'lea sants will assume his duties on the first of September, having given the required bond iv the sum of $15,000, Fell. —A gentleman, whose name we did not learn, while walking up Nineteenth street, near Main, last evening about ti o'clock, was seized with a lit of vertigo, and fell to the pavement, by which he re ceived a severe wound on the head. Dr. T. J. Riddell gave him medical attention. A Tobacco S"AW/'.—Officer Henry Char ter, last night, about eight o'clock, found a negro man near Kighth street and the basin with a basket containing three boxes of tobacco on his head. An the officer ap proached him with the view of making tin arrest, he threw the basket with great vio lence against the officer, and attempted to run. Mr. Charter, before regaining his feet, seized the thief, and was dragged a consid erable distance before he was finally com pelled to release his hold. In tho mean time he hail given the man a heavy blow on the head with his stick, and shot at him as he ran. The man succeed in making his escape. More Conciets. —Charles Walker (while), sentenced for one year for petty larceny, and Jacob Pritchett alias Filchetl, colored, also one year for the same offense, were re ceived at the penitentiary, from Norfolk, this morning. This is the second offense in the case of each of these parties. Cyrus Stokes (colored), sentenced for four years for house-breaking, and larceny, was received from Amelia County. >l:im ln'-lrr News nutl (Joss Ip. Slabbing Affray. —About!) o'clock Sat urday night, a colored boy named Samuel \\ utkins, a shoe-maker, living on fourth street, slabbed Mr. James Williams. The parties were arrested yesterday morning by ('(instable .James Monroe and taken before .Justice Martin, who, after the examination of the witnesses in the case, discharged the young man after [laying the costs. Personal.—Justice B. T. Edwards has been confined to his bed for several days ; but will be out very soon. Gypsies. — A large number of Gypsies arrived lure yesterday. They are encamped on a lot of Mr. Briggs, in the corporation, where they were compelled to take refuge wilh Mr. Ifriggs, in consequence of the ill ness of one of the children of the tribe, who died shortly after they arrived here. The child will be buried to-day by Mr. B. 11. Morrisett, undertaker. They have very line horses and mean looking dogs. We don't care how long they stay among us, so they spend their money freely. //' Manchester is not improving we are very much mistaken. .Six years ago, when we first moved to the town, one would have to go to Richmond for everything he wanted, from a stick of candy or a ginger cake up to a barrel of (lour; but now you can get anything you want here, from a line pair of boots at J. C. Wells', direct from New York, to a splendid Howe sew ing-machine, at (J. R. Harding's, direct from the factory. Mr. James Monroe wishes us to say that if the 1 lemocratic party never gets a voter, nor form a club for their support, as lias been stated, until he does it, they will live a long time to enjoy the name of Democrat, which name he dislikes. He said no negro could be a Democrat or Conservative; if he was, it was for pay, and he ought to be sold into slavery. We have but one colored Sabbath-school, and four white. The number of scholars is about seven hundred white, and two hundred colored. Sudden Death. —An old colored woman, living on Hull street, was taking on Sun day evening with what some say sun-stroke, and died iv a few hours afterwards. She was seventy-five years old. On the 25th inst., Jordan Smith lost one of his children. It bloomed in the morn ing to fade in the evening. 1 will take these little lambs, said he, And fold them to ray breast; Protection they snail Hud in me, iv me— Court. —Judge Cox will hold his special session on Friday next. Capt. Wm. I. Clapton is on a visit to West Virginia. l'nsbylerian Excursion. —The excursion which was to have taken place has been postponed. We are glad to see that it is expected that we will ha\o a new hotel on the corner of Hull and Ninth street—a good thing. Wm. tl. Taylor and family are at the White Sulphur. Tribute of llcspcct. At Mecklcnbui-g August court tho Mecklen btnj bar were called together to pay a tribute of resjieei lo die memory of the late venerable fudge, Wu.i.mm Liiiuii. The Hon. E. K. Cham bers was called to the chair and Wm. Basker vil!,.Tr., appointed secretary of the meeting. Judge Chamber!', in stating the object of the meeting, spoke in eloquent and glowing terms of the virtues and talents of the great jurist to \vho--e memory we were met to do honor. Ou motion, Messrs. E. K. Harris, S. P. Thrower and \V. T. Atkins were appointed a committee to draft re-olulion:i suited to tlie occasion, and, after rot—ins; for a short lime, presented the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: Was—l— we, the bar of Mecklenburg, hav c evt-a the announcement of Ihe death of Ihe late Judge William Leiuh, and wishing lo pay ti suitable tribute to the memory of lite departed *— t here—ire, be it 1. Kt.solred, That there is always a feeling of re grel iv the pub!lie mind when a (Mat and good man dies, aud although our sadness on this occa sion la softened by the reflection that he has filled his allotted time on earth, yet we could wish that he had still lingered amongwl us as a typo and a pattern of tho purity and itilegrily of tlie former great men of Virginia. 2. Resolrttl, That hi* ability as a lawyer and a judge was too well known to require continent from us; that his career is interwoven with Un laws of Virginia, and must be rememliered as lung as these laws shall continue to have their filed upon free institutions. 3. Resolved, That about his declining years there was a dignity peculiarly striking and at ti-aclive. Unlike manymen of genius he avoided the fatal error of darkening the splendor of his career by the shadows of decline, but ever watch ful of his powers, he quietly laid aside the ennitte as soon as lime began to touch the vigor of his intellect, thus evincing a delicate regard for the purity and sanctity of the law, and at the same time teaching us the sublime lesson of knowing how to die, as well as how to live, great. -1. Resolved, That we are proud of the fact thai he selected the county of Mecklenburg as the lionie of hi* old age ; aud alt hough excluded by iulirmi ty from pat-ticipatiug mi Iter councils, he contin ued lo evince suchau interest in our public all'airs as lo atl'ord gralil'v ing assurances of his sympa thy And esteem. ft. Hi solved, Thai these resolutions be sent, lo the li.ianoke Valley, Halifax Itccord, and the Rich mond paper* for publication, and that the judge of thet.'ireuit court of Mecklenburg be requested lo have the same spread upon lite record of the court. E. K. I'iiAMiiEKs, Chairman. Wot. li<i.sktrcitt, Jr., Sic'y. On the mot-nine; of tlie 2fith inst., in Albemarle at tlie residence of her nephew, Peyton S. Coles, Esq., Mis. EMILY A ItOTHEKFOORII, widow of tlie late John Rutherfoord ; aged 7(iyeais. Charleston, S. O. papers please copy. Yesterday evening, after several years of in tense sulli-ring, of ceucer, Mrs. ELIZABETH STOLP, in the (11th year of her age. Norfolk papers please copy. On the -jsth lost., .1 AMES BBANNON, the son of John Brannou, aged four years and nine mouths. On Ihe Kith instant, iv the city of Rich mond, Mrs. EMXLY M. EADES, wife of the late K. W. Eades aud daughter of the late Mann Sal lerwliile, of Louisa county, Va. At Id residence, in New Keut county, ou the -.M.h lost., of Intermittent fever, Capt. LUTHEK LIBBY ; aged OS year*. At its parent's residence, corner of Broad and Oarrington streets, August 17th, NANNIE J., only child of J. 11. and S. E. Taylor, aged six months and seventeen days. RICHHOrta AMD DANVILLE AND PIED MONT KAILEOAOS, OFFICE OF OEN'L TICKET ANII r'RKKfHT AUENT, Rirnjiosn, Y.t., Ai .1. ti'.nt. Is7l. NOTICE TO shippers.—The arrangement* hil'l-eioiore existing for the shipment of freight South, via (ireeusboro', ou throuich bills, having i.e.-u discontinued l.y the North Carolina Railroad Company, all rales to point-, south of Greensbo ro', heretofore given to shipper*, nre revoked.— Hereafter no rates will be guaranteed beyond Greensboro. JOHN it. MAUMIJKDO, tlen'l Ticket aud Freight Agent. T. M. it. Tai.c.tt, Engineer and Sup't. au US—ls f|>HE SOUTUEKN ASSOCIATION.—UAr- I IT.E for the Betiellt of the Widows and Or phans of the Southern States. UifTßinPTios No fins. Evexixu, Auu. 28. 7tl H MS 30 48 7:1 «5 m (13 IS~7O 49 1(1 38 UiaTßtßPTios No. sum. Mubsiko, Aeu. 29. 4 7(1 US 44 2 7(1 .19 bit 49 .12 48 U Wltness'iny haiuiritt Kichmond, Va., this 29th day of August, 1871. SIMMONS 4 CO., O! (I. TOMPKINS, Managers. l.'ommissioiier. CEHTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pur chased from Captain w. 1. HABNEY, at the Branch oilice, No. 9 Twelfth street, tbrue doors I from Main. LATEST BY TELEGRAPH. THE POLAR EXPEDITION ! TVICW YORK I___*ff«M INDIAN TROUBLES IN CALIFORNIA! VIOLENT WIND STORM ! LATEST FOREIGN NEWS! West Virginia Convention Election! ABORTION M.YSTERYI NEWS FROM DR. LIVINGSTONE! FLOURINC MILL BURNT! NATIONAL BANK ROBBED! SOCIAL KIHAI.ITY AT l.o\<: IMAVIII! BOAT RACING AT HALIFAX! _CO« At«. ACO. Social Equality at Long lli-aneh. £tu Branch, Aug. 20. —Major Caul and Captain, Watson of the 2nd battalion, Mas sachusetts colored volunteers, sought, but were refused, admittance to the grand mili tary and civic ball at the Continental Hotel. The ball was a grand affair, then; being 4,000 persons (whites) present, including the full Ninth New- York regiment. A band of 100 instruments furnished the mu sic. Tin- Polar Expedition. New York, Aug. 2.). —The steamer Con gress has returned from Greenland ; hav ing made 1500 miles in less than thirteen days. Returning, she passed a hundred icebergs but not packed of ice. The sea son very open ; not unlike May in New York. Day became perpetual as the steam er advanced north. The "Polaris" sailed northward on the the 17th wilh her party, amid cheers from the crew of the Congress. The Congress is the largest ship ever before in Disco Kay. Serious ltesulls of a l'uute. Ijouisrilte, Kg., Aug. 20. —Several hun dred negroes who had collected around the Danville jail to protect a prisoner, charged with arson, from tlie Ku Klux, becoming panic-stricken during the night, they rushed into the streets and fired about a hundred shots, wounding several of themselves. The New York Abortion Mystery. Neiv York, Aug. 20. —The mystery of the finding of the corpse of a young wo man in a trunk at the Hudson river depot, is clearing up. Dr. Jacob Rosenwerg alias Asher, from whose notorious abortion house the trunk was taken, litis been ar rested. The people attempted to lynch li'in on the way to jail. Tli.» West Virginia Colmention Election. Wheeling. W. Va., Aug. 2!).—The elec tion to decide as to whether a State conven tion shall he held or not bos been decided in the aflimiativc by 1200 majority. Uoat llariitu at Halifax. If, S. Halifax, N. S., Aug. 2!).—The Paris crew have definitely withdraw.i from the proposed four-oar race, but will challenge the winner for a race in smooth water. News front 11.-. Liviimstouj. Imuloh, August 20. —Advices from Zanzibar report that Dr. Livingstone is slowly making his way homeward. flouring Mills Hiiriie.l"Hcnvy Loss. Deiroit, Michigan, August 20. —Bennett, Kenckerborker it Co.'s,ilouring mills were burned last night. liOss $300,000. to.ban Troubles in California. »S'((« Francitco, Cat., August 20. —The Indian troubles in South California are growing serious, and a general uprising of the Indians is apprehended. National Haul. Iloblieil. A r eie York, August 2!1. -The National Rank of New Ark, N. J., has been robbed of $11,000 in fractional currency, by a col ored woman who was employed to sweep the office. French News. Paris, Aug. 29. —The Prussians will pro bably evacuate the forts near Paris on the 16th of .September. The report of the committee to consider the prolongation of Thiers'powers,gives him the title of President, with power to pro mulgate and execute decrees of the Assem bly ; allow him to participate iv the Assem bly's deliberations, and to appoint and dis miss ministers who shall be responsible to lo the Assembly for Thiers' acts. LAST MO HI'S DISPATCHES. The Yellow Fever in Charleston, S. ft, August 28.—Diligent inquiry fails to discover any new cases of fever in the last twenty-four hours. The whole number of persons now with the disease hardly exceeds a dozen. The dis ease seems to yield readily to medical treat ment, except in cases which were neglected in the early stages. The apprehension of an epidemic is gradually subsiding. New York Item*. New York, August 2S.—Suits have been commenced against the Stuten Island Kerry company for sums ranging from live to titty thousand dollars. The British steamer "Linda" is ashore on the Dig I lead, near Yarmouth, and will probably be a total loss. The crew has been saved. The assistant alderuteu have concurred with the aldermen in directing the mayor lo take steps for thu immediate recovery of tin? old Itrick church property. Chesapeake and Ohio railroad six per cent, gold bonds have advanced to tl.'f. t i.ill-11l \\ ill.l Slonn ill h—MMtcllllselts, tec Boston, Aug. 2S.—A violent wind storm lias occurred in this vicinity. Two steeples blown down in Arlington, and trees pros trated. .Maiden, Everett, and Millford also Buffered. Two additional deaths from the railroad disaster at Revere have occurred. Three persons were drowned by the up setting of a boat in a fish-pond in "South < (range." Ckvs« ol" llir Bread Jury in the '.West. Held *' Explosion. Xnn York, Aug. 28.—At a meeting of the grand jury to-day Recorder llacket de livered a special charge ou the subject of the " Wcstlield" boiler explosion. The judge pointed out the provisions of the law applicable to the case and the cir cumstances necessary to be found to exist in order to reach the president of tin com pany, superintendent and engineer, lie said it was too often thecose that subordin ates are made scape-goats for the erring officials who are over them, and who are more powerful iv place and means. If it is possible, on the facts and law, to hold the president, directors, etc., of common car riers responsible for accidents to passen gers, whose lives and limbs they are bound lo insure against negligence, then a great beneficial example would be set these officials. He concluded by saying : "With a na tion looking at our judicial action upon this great catastrophe, let us give no room for after-reproaches from any quarter." FOREIGN NEWS. From London. A'ITKMI'T TO BLOW DP A MOM'MENT TOKiNd oaosaa iv. in ikki.and, etc. London, August 2S. —An atteni]it was made to-day, by unknown parties, to blow up the monument to George IV, at Kings ton, Ireland. Though much blackened by gunpowder, the monument received no real injury. Th 6 European Syndicate has exhausted the American five per cent, loan, by the distribution of seventy-five per cent, among subscribers. Till: iIKI'AKTUKI-: OK Till. FBBNGH DEPUTATION I'KOM lUELAND—KE- I'OItTKII TKKATV BETWEEN PRUSSIA AND ITALY, London, August 2i-'. —The French Depu tation, which, since arriving in Ireland, has met with a constant succession of enthusi astic greeting from the people of Ireland, bus left Dublin for England. Upon the departure of the deputation from Ireland, the bands played American, Irish, and French airs, and the enthusiasm was intense. There «as had feeling evident between the police and the people, but no disturbance occurred, the police holding aloof. The procession paraded through the principal streets, and the houses on the line were decorated. It was an extraordi nary Fenian demonstration. 'I he report that a treaty of alliance, of fensive aud defensive, has been concluded by Prussia and Italy, rests on the au thority of a special dispatch lo the London Standard. French A It'llirs. Pari*, August 28.—General Ducmt has been appointed military commander at I Irpgos. It is reported that the Radical Deputies will resign their seals in the Assembly and coolest the elections in all the depart mental. The discussion of the report of the com mittee, upon the motion of Mr. Rivet, for the prolongation of Thier's term, will begin in the Assembly to-morrow. The Municipal Council of Paris has re solved to issue, in the form of a lottery, a three per cent, loan for a huge amount. l-'rotn (ieruutuy. ANOTHER PROPOSED MEETING OF THE EMPKUOItU OK PRUSSIA AND AUSTRIA — HEKI'LT OF TIIEGASTIION MEETING. Ilttliit, Au;;. 28.—The Prussian Cross (lazeile confirms the report that a second meeting of the German and Austrian Em perors litis been arranged, and states that it will take place probably on the 7th of September. The Emperor Franc- Joseph will be accompanied by Count Yon Buest. A linn basis was laid at < lastein for re lations whereby (Jerinany and Austria are to assume a joint attitude. Italy hits un conditionally agreed to the same policy, and communications have passed between the three governments looking to the es tablishment of a complete understanding. News by the Latest Mail. Balance in the Treasury Department yesterday, at the close of business were: Coin, $90,460,350 ; currency, $5,448,440; certificates, $18,054,000. Al Wolf Trap, Halifax county, Va., the salary Of the postmaster has been raised front .'.••17 to )?"> a year from the first of October. The question of closing the United States custom-house at Charleston, ineoiisc.ptonce of the prevalence of the yellow fever, is under consideration at Washington, and it is probable it will be closed for thirty tlajs or until the disease subsides. The treasury department has decided that in cases where seizures are made under tl c customs laws by a V. S. marshal, the seiz ures should be regularly returned by the collector of the district when brought to his knowledge. John J. Kuiipp, of Michigan, has been appointed special agent on mail depreda tions in Indiana and -Michigan. The journeymen brick-layers in New York have been successful in their attempt to raise the rale of wages to (4.50 per day. forty of the contractors have complied with their demands, and it is thought the other bosses will follow thu example. Crops.—Farmers, from different por tions of the eoan-y, report the corn crop as very much in need of rain, and will neces sarily he cut short if they don't have rain in a few days. From alx>ve town on the Rappahannock, only do we hear tint far mers have had good seasons of rain, lv that section it is said that tbe corn crop was never more promising than at present. from Louisa we leant that the corn anil tobacco crops have been almost ruined by the protracted drought. The corn has fared —moll belter than the tobacco, as not more than a half crop of the latter will be made. Prom Fauquier we learn that the late corn litis Buffered very much, and will not make more than one-half of a crop. The mill-races have nearly all dried up, and the people are dependent upon Alexandria for meal, —Fredericksburg Ledger, A Cridors Will. —One ol the most curious wills ever made was by an English man at Montgaillanl, in IS'i'J, thus quoted in Once a Week: "It is my will that any on.- of my relations who shall presume to shed tears at my funeral shall be disin herited, He, on the other hand, srl 0 laughs the most heartily shall be my sole heir. I order that neither the church nor (iniri.il Paper for tke tnurnmnil. RATES OF ADVERTISING. ONE DOLLAR |mt square M stghl Nasi, ...lid lionjiarlol. Sl'Ecl.—ti KATES made at roiintrr, >n I y conlracl, with rpgutar patmns. my heme shall be hung with black cloth, but that, on the day of my burial, the hearse and the church shall be decorated with tloweis and green boughs. Instead of the tolling of bells, I will have drums, fid dles and fifes. All musicians of Montgail- Jard and its environs shall attend tlie funeral. Fifty of them shall open the pro cession wilh limiting tunes, waltzes, and minutes." A Useful Discovery.—Some time ago a Mr. Pleasonton, brother of the ex- Coiimiissionerof Internal Retenuo, residing near Philadelphia, applied for a patent for a method of cultivating fruit in hot-houses, by diminishing the red and increasing the blue rays of light admitted through the glass, l'he application met with slow pro gress, as the examiner did not put much faith in the process. As Mr. Pleasanton persisted, the ex aminer went to Philadelphia, at his request to inspect the new method, lb has since returned fully impressed with the great im portance of the discovery, bringing with him several immense clusters of the finest grapes ever produced. Mr. I'leasanton ac complishes result this by making every eighth pane of glass in the hot-house a blue glass. llailt State Joi'r.vai. Oeeii c, < BicifMOMi, Ang. 2H, 1871. 5 We quote first-class paper at. 8 to in per cent, per annum. Kirhmond city bonds are held at CO cents. Virginia Stale stocks dull. There is an active demand for flrst-cl:Lss railroad securi ties. iVew Vorlt Stock aud Money Market. Neiv Y'okk, August 21), IS7I. Stocks steady sad dull. Governments dull and heavy. State lionds dull. Money 2 iwr fi-ni. (lold 112fi. Exchange—long, 9'n; >;hort, 9K. Kicliniond Gruill Market, Corx ixo Flock Exiiiakoe, } Kleinloss, An;;. '±1, 1571. > Ojferlngs. Wheat—While, 2,0:12 bushels. lied, LB—I do. I '.iks—White, too bushels. OAT*—4B2 bushels Wheat — White, 1,803 bushels at Jil..'.2fc for prime: *I.«| for very good; 91.46 for good; tlM® *l. 11l for fair; ifU.l2fcfJ4l.3i> for various grades of common. —ed—LO3S bushels at iI.M for very ..... I an.i prime; *i.42fc for good. Corn—White, -101 l bushels good at 80 cent.--. Oats—lß2 bushels at r.(l cents for good; l;o c* i.ts for good Winter; US cents for seed winter. Ree.chibitcl. Wheat — White, (i:io bushels. Bed, B* do. OATS - !,l busliels. HonMalic Marked— [ly f—UUa—Ml.] R»w Y.iuk, August 99, 1871. Flo—r dull and d.-i lining. Wheal quiet and nominally lower. Corn unchanged, l'oi-k quiet at♦13.7»8»13.87. Laid dull. Cotton quiet, bill linuer- Middling Uplands, 19';; Orleans, lo", ; ■alee, 309 bale*. Turpeat—m strong m .'.av-i.vi. Itosiu linn at (3.10 for strained. Freights very firm. '•'—"— COMPANY, NO. 130 IHIOAIIU'AV, NEW YORK. (1. HILTON SCIUBNEB. President. SIDNEY W. OHOFUT, Secretary. This company is purely mutual. All policies niconieslable i.v- usual causes. No restrictions iqiou travel or residence. POLICIES ABSOLUTELY NONFORFEITA BLE. All policies absolutely Incontestable after two annual pr.-iui urns. (1.H..1, reliable, and ellicient AGENTS are wanted tor every section of the Slate. A pfolll ahle jiositiou is opeu to all those who can furnish sati-I'aeloi-y references and are willing to work-. Apply at tin- branch oilice of the Company, NO. US MAIN STREET, KICHMOND, VA. c. A. lowbkh, Manager. Medical Examiner, De. A. S. McttAE. au 12—tf SPECIAL M)TICE...'I'U ALL PERSON* WISHING FIRE INSURANCE: The RICH MOND BANKING AND INSURANCE COM PANY oiler inducements BlitttirjH—rritl by an. safe company, to in.-uiv agaiie-i loss by lire of all kilnls ..]' iiroj.ei-ty. They ask of lli.-ji- friends and the public to give llu-in a call before iii.uriug elsewhere. ('onsult >our own interest and insure with us T. 11. STARKE, General Agent. .1. IJ. Davis, Pre: idem. John V. tl. Parts, Secretary. jy 6 —dAi\v:;ni AM"-' in v * liltATriN'S ItIJI'OKT^ JIIST PUBLISHED—PRICE »3; BY MAIL to. MATTHEWS' CRIMINAL DIGEST—Uu I.e. ts. On receipt of price sent sett paid. UANDOLPH & ENGLISH, Law Bonks.-11.-r- , au 28—ft 1318 Main street. 4 SMGNEK'S SALE 01-' DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, k NOTIONS, AT AUCTION. By aulhoiily of Ihe United States District Court, for the Eastern District of Virginia, in the matter of E. Heller, liankrupl, I shall oiler for sale at public auction, in the town of Karmville, Virginia, on PR-DAT, sin DAY ell' SEPTEMBER, 1871, at 1-J o'clock M., a laage assortment oi' DUY-GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, & NOTION:-. THE CHOKES IN ACTION surrendered by the said E. 11.-Her, bankrupt. Titans-Can. EMMET clil'MF, au at—atood Assignee of E. Heller. 42.'is IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir ginia. in the matter of John J. Southworlh, bank rupt—in bankruptcy. To whom it may concern.—The undersigned, William 11. Alldordi.-e, of Richmond City, Va., hereby gives not ice of his appointment as ni >• of the estate of John J. South-worth, of Caroline county, iv said district, who was, on the Ist d ty of August, A. D., 1871, adjudged a bankrupt .... his own petition by the District Court of said dis trict. Dated Richmond, August 2.lth, ls7l. WILLIAM li. ALLDKBDICF. au2!'—T.'tw Assign. 4264 IN THE DISTRICT CIIIIIT OF THE l!M --'I'KU STATES lor the Eastern District of Virginia. in the matter of Reuben 11. Bought—a, Jr., bankrupt—iv bankruptcy, Tow—obi it May Concern-The under—gued a William 11. All.tordice, of Richmond coy \a, hereby ;-i\es uot ice of his appotdtmeut as assign! c of the .-slate of Reuben 11. Bouchtoii, Jr., oi |. sex county, in said district, who was, on the 2:uh day of July, A. If, ls7l, adjudged a bankrupt ou his own (i.-t 11 ion by Ihe Di.-tiicl Court of said dis trict. Dated Richmond, August 'Jolll, IS7I WILLIAM 11. ALLDEUDICE, au2i>—WW As.ic.ii.-,., OSS IN THE lllslltll t I Ol 111 OF THE I'M TEII STATES for the Eastern District of Virginia. lv the mati.er of John 11. Buchanan, baukru] t —in bankruptcy. To Whom ii* May Concern—The in—lersigued, William 11 Allderdlce, of Richmond City, Va., hereby rocs atnice of It—appointment as rtitignrp of the .-.-.tale of John 11. Buchanan, Of lluiuo.i count}*, iv said district, who was, on the —I day of August, 1871, adjudged • l.aukrupt on his own petition by tin- district court of said district, Baled Richniuud, August —lib. 1871. WILLIAM II ALLDEUDICE, au 29— Taw Assignee, | "•" ti - r «; o iil : It.a your WATEH-i Mot.Kits, ice CRF.AM FKEEZEKSniuI KKIUT-JAESfrom W.J. ANDERSON, Hi". Mam and 21 S Broad turrets 16—'lind&w.