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FUBUSHKD DAILY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY, Al It: 919 M Main Street, Richmond, Va. TERMS DAILY—SH per year; nix months, t.l; three months, ijt.co; 1 month, fio cents. SEMI-WEEKLY—♦2.6O per year; six months, ♦l 28; three months, 79 cents. WEEKLY—<fl.soper year; six months, 7.1 cents IkTWEEKLYund SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL to Vlubs at e.etremely low rales. dvrwnfl £tat* ftnmurt. OFFICIAL CALL FOR A STATE CONVEN TION. Republican State Central Committee To the Voters of Virginia : At a meeting of the Committee, held In this city on the I.lth Instant, It was— Resolved, That the Eepnhlican voters of Vir ginia lie assembled in delegated Convention, in the city of Richmond, on Wednesday, the 27th ■lav of September, at IS o'clock M. And it was further ordered, that the Convention consist of one hundred and thirty-eight members, to be ap liortioned among the counties, according to the apportionment of the House of. Delegates of the New Constitution. The delegate, in every in stance, must be a resident of the Legislative Dis trict which he claims to represent. This rule is also applicable to Proxies and Alternates. Immediately upon receipt hereof, Chairmen— or, in their absence, the Secretaries—of county committees will forthwith assemble their com mittee, and take such steps as will ensure a full representation to the Convention. Where no or ganization exists, Republicans will co.ifer togeth er, and upon proper notice call a meeting of th" people at a convenient time and place, for the purpose of selecting the number of delegates to which tho county may be entitled. We recom mend that the credentials of delegates, in every instance, be signed by the Chairman and Secre tary of the convention or meeting at which they are selected. We would urge that prompt and efficient action be taken to secure a full representation from eve ry portion of the state. By order of the Committee .- H. H. WELLS, Chairman. Sam'i. F. Maddox, Secretary. The address to the people of Virginia, which appears in our columns, is a State paper ; a contribution to the political his tory of the nation, rather than a campaign document proposed to influence popular decision upon local issues. The language in whioh it is couched, is elegant and terse; the tone which pervades it throughout is manly, generous, and patriotic : the argu ments unanswerable; tbe logic irresistable. The Republican State Central Committee, under whose auspices .this admirable ad dress is issued, appreciated the impor tance of a clear expression of tho policy and aim of the National Republican party ; and the able chairman of the com mittee on address, Colonel R. W. Hughes, to whom was entrusted the responsible task, has, by his exhaustive, elaborate pre sentation of facts and arguments, more than fulfilled their expectations ; and in ad dition to his local reputation as a scholarly writer, he has laid the foundation for a na tional reputation us a statesman anil pa triot. What a contrast the manner and matter of the address presents, when compared with the current utterances of Democratic writers, who use "language to conceal their thoughts;" or the selfish silence upon national questions, which characterized the proceedings at the recent Democratic con vention in Richmond. The policy enunciated in the Republican address, is broad, catholic, energizing, threatening vengeance against none, but promising protection to all—based upon ideas of justice, and elaborated by careful but bold legislation for tho enforcement of constitutional guarantees. The Democratic policy on the contrary, Ls narrow, partisan, depressing; breathing vengeance against its opponents, encour aging its ignorant followers to wreak that vengeance upon the poor and defenceless ; it is based upon ideas of caste and injustice, and by its denunciation of all measures, looking to protect the rights of the citi zen, gives the strongest possible evidence that if power is conferred upon that part}', constitutional guaran tees will be disregarded, and laws for their enforcement become a dead letter on our national statutes, or be summarily repealed. Between the Republican and Democratic parties all must choose, there is no middle ground (miscalled Conserva tism), and we ask Republicans to read the address of their State Central Committee, and find in it convincing arguments to sus tain their position; we ask timorous doubters to read it, that their fears and doubts may no longer cause them to hesitate as to their plain line of duty ; we ask honest Democrats to read it, that they may see the chaos into which their party would resolve, all the ele ments of peace and prosperity ; we ask such Democrats as recently met at Assem bly Hall to read it, that they may appreci ate the power of truthful demonstration of principle, and in future adopt honest candor in lieu of dishonest chicanery and cowardly silence. Appletoii's Journal has a story by A nnie Thomas; "Scenes in Acapulco," illus trated, from Robert F. Greeley ; a timely paper, "On the Corean Coast," poetry, etc. The notable article is a first long paper by the veteran critic, 11. T. Tuckcrman, on "The Literature of Fiction." The table talker advises American newspapers to learn one lesson from across the water: It is nn established custom among all -utss English journals not to comment or specu late upon the merits of a ease which is pending in a court of justice. * * * Our causes • tlebres, by the time they are concluded, have formed the topic of numberless sensation edi torials, the only effect of which has been to cause an unhealthy excitement and prejudice, and which prove not seldom to have done cruel in jury to one or other of the jiartles involved. Characten* are sometimes blasted for life—nre so ' that lei'ivd tli.it no jury-verdict can rehabilitate them. This is a grievous, and inexcusable wrong. We note that London Society's stirring cuts, "Paint, and Powder; Paris 1870-1," wetieproduced, though imperfectly. Hwpers' Weekly has its usual strong ed itorials, in one of which it tells "The Dem ociatic Camp" that "if it proposes to con test the validity of the constitution, it may spare itself trouble and expense, for it is already defeated," and another says that Butler's Springfield speech should of itself secure his defeat. "Our national creed," we read apropos of "the lesson of the Sum mer" and its disasters, "is a happy-go lucky philosophy," and it is asked: "Why is not the theory that knowledge and care are better than ignorance as sound as the theory that the devil-take-the-hindmost is the only truly American principle 1 The serials and other reading matter arc very attractive j there is a long sketch of 111 — "'"* " ' ' ' IJ !_ !_ I - — jffie fflnHg Stale lotttttaL RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY EVEN^^ Mr. Greeley, with pictures of his birth place and residence, anil a portrait, which is not more successful than previous at tempts. Nast has three telling caricatures, one showing "why they don't like Presi dent .Grant;" there are portraits of the late Dr. Garnett, Charles Scribner, the vic tim of the trunk murder, and several oth er matters are vigorously treated with the pencil. Every Saturday also treats of "The Ac cident Epidemic," and while urging the necessity of better rules, says that— The American people have their share of guil. in these corpo.-ate sac.iflces of human lii'e—they ought to signalize their return to better views and a deeper sense of duly by resolutely apply ing the penalties of law and justice to every case that has already arisen. * * * A higher sense of fidelity, of responsibility, must lie dif fused throughout the whole being of each of those corporations, and to that end they must fee! the weight of the law. Among other good editorials, is one on "Scientific Theories of Creation" : High as is our admiration of ihe men of sci ence of our day, we think they are all more or less smiiien wuh the madness of creating the world after their own intellectual image. There are views of the Revere accident, and more of the thoroughly good Missis sippi sketches, with many fine plates from the Graphic. What Next.—Within the last twelve months tho leaders of the Democratic par ty have made the most gigantic efforts to retrieve what ,they have lost, or in [other words, to save the party from the yawning gulf to which they are surely drifting. We remember the address of the Demo cratic members of Congress at the close of ihe last session, and what a dull impression it left upon the minds of its readers. We know that the New Departure- a creature of yesterday—is only serving to make confusion worse confounded m their own ranks. We are convinced that the frauds of the Tammany ring that are being un earthed in New York city cannot be the most favorable for their cause. Only a few months since the leaders of the Democracy predicted an entire revolu tion in political circles, resulting, as a mat ter of course, in the strengthening of their own party lines, but as yet no sign of en couragement has been given them—not a s ; ngle election, either State or local, having been held lately, the result of which would give them any chance for hope. Here is a nut for our Democratic free trade friends, who shout themselves hoarse in denunciation of the tariff imposed by the National government on iron, to crack at their leisure. The city government of New York sometime ago passed an ordi nance requiring all columns, pillars and girders used for budding purposes, to be inspected and pay a tax of seventy cents per foot length. In a single building, and that not an extra large one, recently in spected under thl. law, it is said that the tax iv question amounted to some thirteen hundred dollars, in return for which the inspector simply looked at the iron and wrote out a certificate, subjecting neither column, pillar nor girder to any examina tion or test, however cursory or slight. Furthermore, th ; s Tammany inspector is himself an iron founder, which is sug gestive of a possibility that he may some time refuse to give a certificate unless the iron is purchased of himself. The iron masters of New York are reported as gen erally complaining that the whole opera tion is a black-mailing swindle, devised by the ring to benefit its favorites by fleecing the people. This inspection tax averages about one cent per pound, or something like twenty dollars a ton—more than dou ble' the amount of any tariff ever imposed by the general government on any iron of similar character and class. When the or gans and orators of Free-Trade Democracy nave left off proving that we are ruined by protection, a little attention to this other matter will be in order.—l'iltsbiny Com mercial. The report of the Board of Visitors to the Military Academy at West Point does not seem to receive the approval of all of the Visitors. But the most remarkable point of difference between those gentlemen is upon an article which certainly ought to command the instant and hearty approval of every man who knows anyting of the ir regularities which a lack of discipline has brought into the academy. And yet three of the Board of Visitors took exception to an article which recommends severer dis cipline, and especially a cessation of that familiarity between cadets and officers which has been so fruitful heretofore of abuses and disorder. West Point is not a creditable institution in many respects, and, judging from our abstract of the usual an nual report .of its condition, it is uot in a fair way to command the confidence and es teem of the country.— lf, Y. I'ribune. > TO THE I'l 111,1* . On Saturday last, I entered the PolHi Syna gogue, for the purpose of joining in prayer with the congregation, when I was assaulted and knocked down by P. Bowman, while engaged In prayer. The rules of the church give the right to members to order from it persons who are not members of the congregation and who pay noth ing to the support of the church; but 1 submit to this enlightened coinmunity,whether or not there is anything in this regulation to justify a brutal and cowardly assault upon an individual who Wlabea to engage in religious devotion ! Mr. Bowman, nor his friends, need uot attempt a defence of his conduct by stating the rules of the church justified hitn. He knows it was be cause of his bad feelings towards me, and that no opportunity would be likely afforded him lor ex hibiting them, except when he was protected by the sanctity of tbe House of God. I am a witness against Bowman in a robbery case, Which is soon to be tried ; and this is the sole cause of his conduct towards me, and the witnesses who swore in bis behalf are carried by him hi his pocket, aud can be used by him as he desiros. CHAS. KAUFMAN. sell—lt» IS IT LEGAL FOR A FOREIGNER, WHO has never been a naturalized citizen of Amer ica, to eject from his house or home, by injunc tion or otherwise, a naturalized citizen of Vir ginia and of the United States 1 I want nu an swer. Will some one give one ? sell—St B. TRACEY. THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION RAF FLE for the Benefit of the Widowß and Or phans of the Southern States. OISTBIDITTIOS No 630. EvBNIKU, SlifT. 9. Tl 73 81 »S 16 25 56 62 71 67 7 78 lib 14 .15 46 a» 6 69 54 66 68 bit 11 Witness my hand, at Kichmond, Va., this lit day of September 1871. SIMMONS k CO., C Q. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pur chased from Captain W. I. BABNEY, at the Branch office, No. 9 Twelfth street, three doors from Main. viik;ima news. The Petersburg Progress has a new heading. Sam Ovine, the comedian, is perform ing in Norfolk. The policemen of Petersburg are uni forming themselves. People are complaining that business just now is a little dull in Petersburg. •The skating-rink at Petersburg will he opened for the season on the 10th of Oc tober. A woman, from this city, was arrested in Fredericksburg last Tuesday for being drunk in tho street. A patent has been granted to V. Peck ham, of Alexandria, lor an improved han dle for pocket-knives. Kx-Prcsident Davis is in Lexington on a visit to Gen. Custisl/cc, president of Wash ington and Lee University. Rev. Dr. Jeter, of this city, will preach in Staunton next Sunday morning and night, at the Baptist church. Miss Kate, daughter of A. 11. Garland, o" Petersburg, died last Wednesday, alter a painful illness of short duration. Runaway parties should always try to give Alexandria the slip, as they always get into a muss when they go there. Stribling Springs had a grand tournament and other amusing sports last Thursday, followed by a coronation ball at night. An affray recently occurred at U'banon, Russell county, which ended in the circus tent being pulled down and one man killed. Mr. Samuel G. Norvell, formerly a prom inent merchant and highly esteemed citizen of Lynchburg, died recently in Cincinnati. Mr. Charles Withrow, of Wayncsbo rough, has been elected professor of Creek for Hampden Sydney College, Prince Ed ward county. There was a fire in Salem last Thursday night. The kitchen in rear of Mr. James Stevens was destroyed. Loss about ft 100 ; no insurance. Mr. W. T. Yarborough, of Augusta county, will deliver a temperance address in Salem, Roanoke county, on Saturday evening, the 9th inst. A brass band has been organized in Al exandria. A handsome set of instruments has been purchased at a cost of two hun dred and eighty dollars. The Petersburg Orphan Asylum has re ceived through Rev. Dr. Winglleld, from the managers of the Southern Association, a check for the sum of $000. Captain Thomas Shanks was presented with a handsome silver trumpet last Tues day night by the Old Street steam fire en gine company at Petersburg. The ladies of the Second Presbyterian church (Mr. Hooper's), at Lynchburg, are preparing to give an entertainment of tab leaux for the benefit of the church. There was a horse race in Alexandria last Monday for $10, between Mr. Rose Catt's grej' stallion and Mr. W. 11. Wat kins bay horse, the former winning. Mr. Russell Spencer, tbe last of a family that, for many generations have resided near Woodlawn, in Fairfax county, died there last AVcdnesdav, nearly eighty years old. One of the crew of the schooner E. P. Philips, lying at the wharf at Alexandria, attempted to stab Capt. Gardner in the back, but was frustrated by the foreman of the yard. Two young men attempted to bribe Mr. Caton, the clerk of the Corporation court at Alexandria, to issue a marriage license to a young lady under age, but Mr. C. could not see it. The millers at Georgetown received or ders on Monday last to suspend operations on account of the low water in the canal. They were again ordered to stop last Tues day for tho same reason. Mr. George W. Lark, money clerk in the office of the express company at Peters burg, has accepted a similar position in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and will make that city his future home. Lynchbui-g will probably secure a new market-house, but it will be due to the lib erality of gentleman from another State. This is a poor compliment to "the best to bacco market in the world," The Blue Ridge Springs property, in Botetourt county, on the Virginia and Ten nessee railroad, was sold last Tuesday by 11. F. Bocock and John W. Daniel, com missioners, to Major Peter J. Otey, for $8,000. In a Republican ward meeting, held sev eral nights ago, John Seaton moved that the Democratic reporters of the Sentinel and Gazelle be invited to sing the "Star Span gled Banner." He should have added, "and repeat the Lord's prayer." The funeral of the late Wm. 11. Alden, of Petersburg, took place from St. Paul's church, Rev. Mr. •Wingficld officiating.— The remains were escorted to Blandford by the Petersburg Riflemen (of which he was a member) and a large number of other friends. Over three hundred thousand gallons of water were consumed in Petersburg Sun day. The usual capacity of the engine and pumps iv the City Water AVorks is about u'oo,ooo gallons. The Index pump must have been kept quite busy. The Lynchburg Press pays Oeneral Ma hone quite a compliment in the manage ment of the several railroads under his charge. This is well deserved, but then the General is as willing a little soul as ever lived, but he reaches rather further than is healthy for A r irginia. On last Friday the bank of a cut on the work of Messrs. Lyons & Fitzpatrick, on the Lynchburg and Danville railroad, near Pittsylvania court-house, caved in, catching two colored laborei's, killing one instantly and severely injuring another. They were from North Carolina. The renter of a farm belonging to tho Rev. Mr. Towles, in Prince William coun ty, while cleaning out a well on that farm a few days ago, found a jar filled with gold coin. A question has arisen as to whether the owner or rentor of the land upon which it was found is entitle to its use. On last AVednesday night, a mill, situated about two miles from Negrofoot, on the South Anna river, was burned. It was owned by S. S. Mallory, and rented by Messrs. Lawrence & Bumpass. Their entire loss is estimated at $2,500. There was no insurance on the property. The fire is supposed to be the work of an in cendiary. J«H\ W. WOLTZ, Hewa and City Editor. LOCAL MATTERS. *_r SPECIAL NOTICE Advertisements or Lost, Wants, Found, For Kent, not exreedinc four lines, for one insertion 85 rents; two In sertions 40 cents; three Insertions SO rents. Cash in advance. *_r City Subscribers—Persons wisliinu the State Joerxai. left early and regularly at their places of business, or residences, by res|*onsible carriers, will please leave their orders with Johm stii.l _ Ski bis, Newsdealers, 018 Main Street, nnd at the News Depot of W. A. Edwards, :101 East Hroad Street. KXCURSIONS AND THEIR EFFECTS.— IJitler the auspices of the "Infant Sons of Ixive," quite a number of our Colored peo ple left the city this morning for Frodcr icksburg, where, we presume, t'tiey will spend the day and then return. We have watched with no liUle interest the colored people of this city during the summer which has just passed, and are sa tisfied that at least tirt i/iot'sand dolhirs have been expended by them in their excursions. We submit to the sensible colored people if ten thousand dollars had been expended in the erection of a house of refuge or appro priated to the care of the indigent and poor of their race would it not have been bet ter for them ? There can be no two opin ions upon the subject. No one regrets more than we do this useless waste of the hard earnings of a race of people to whom we are attached, for the oblainment of such fleeting pleasures as these excursions bring. A day's ride, uncomfortably crowded in dusty cars, a day's lounging upon the street corners of Washington, a trip bad;, the catching of colds, and another day spent from labor, because of the fatigues of the trip, at a cost of a thousand dollars more or less. It is sad to flunk of this useless extrava gance, when in its stead a handsome church might have been erected, or a house of charity, which would have stood for years, as h monument of the industry, liberality and charity of the colored people of Rich mond. This amount, expended in the in terests of education, would have been more lasting and your children would luvve grown up to bless you for your magnanimity. The excursion season being past, we can not expect to accomplish much, by this article, at this late day, except that it may prevent the repitition,'in the future, of idle ness and extravagance. We trust none of our colored friends will misunderstand the spirit which induces us thus to lecture them. The wants of the colored people in win ter are many, and their poor and indigent are so numerous, that we ask in their be half, more consideration in the future from those, who, able to expend so liberally in excursions, are rendered less capable of assisting each other in the hour of need. The Concert To-night at Assem hly Hall.—We have a sufficient number of ladies and gentlemen in Richmond who love good music, to fill Assembly Hall to night, without being urged by us to go.— It matters not of whom Miss Susan Galton is niece, the company of artists who pro mise us an entertainment to-night at As sembly Hall, is composed of members who have justly acquired an enviable reputation upon their own merits. We are satisfied all who go to-night to hear these magnifi cent singers will be pleased, and will say it was good to be there. Carncross is our pet, and we are going especially to hear that voice which has charmed us so often many years ago—(not saying he is an old man.) We know him to be grand in his role. The rest are said to be equal. We bespeak a large attendance at the hall to night. The Assault in Church.—Philipp Bowman, president of the so-colled "Po lish congregation," was up to-day before Justice White, charged with having created a disturbance in a place of public worship, which is a misdemeanor, and ought to go before the grand jury, and with having as saulted Charles Kaufmann by slapping his face. The charges were pressed by the plaintiff' and a large crowd of his followers, but counsel for the defendant, Mr. Schidro witz, succeeded in showing that according to tho rules of the congregation Mr. Bow man had a right to order Kau.'mann out of the Synagogue, and the first charge against Bowman was therefore dismissed. For the assault he was fined $5, which he promptly paid. Ministerial.—The Rev. Dr. William S. Plummer, President of the Columbia (S. C.) College, preached in the First Pres byterian church, in this city, yesterday morning. Mr. Plummer is one of the most noted Presbyterian divines in the country, and especially is. he well known and beloved throughout the South. The church was crowded yesterday with those desirous of bearing him, and after the ser vice, the very impressive and cordial de monstrations of the audience indicated the high esteem in which he is held in this city. Mr. Plummer has been spending a brief summer vacation in Pennsylvania, and will proceed to Columbia to-morrow, carrying with him the earnest good wishes and prayers of many warm friends and admir ers in Richmond. Hustings Court— Judge Quigon Pre siding.—The following cases were disposed of Saturday: ' Peggy Johnson, colored, charged with stealing $8.40 from the person of Miss Rose Boas, was convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary for five years. Joseph Basney, colored, charged with entering the house of John Sykes with felonious intent, found "not guilty," but held for indictment on another charge. The case of Johnson H. Sands will be called to-day. At the last trial of Sands the jury was summoned from Alexandria, and having , been kept in the custody of the officers of the court several days without agreeing on a verdict, were discharged. They stood ten for conviction and two for acquittal. School Trustees.—The State Board of Education have made the following ap nointments : J. W. Jones, trustee of pub lic schools for Buffalo district, Prince Ed ward county, vice Rev. J. I). Crawley, re signed ; John 1). Houston, for Natural Bridge district, Rockbridge county, vice Major J. W. Bruce, removed from the dis trict; Captain P. F. Rowlctt, Bellcfonte district, Nottoway county, vice J. D. Pow ell, resigned. Entered.—The bark "J. Godfrey," Sears, master, three days from Providence, entered at the Custom-llouse this morning. She will take in a cargo of tobacco from the firm of Hoff bauer & Tidderman, when she will clear for Geneva. Local Notes. —The streets arc dusty. —Penologists like Richmond. — A good hard-wear sign—our old hat, —We have heard of no bat-shooting this season. —Sora are not as plentiful as usual at this season. —In the human body, at the age of ma turity, there arc 163 bones. —Our ciy restaurateurs are serving up oysters with an "r" in them. —Tin - t'.at will not leave, should be forcibly removed from the city. —Tiie moon's last quarter is nearly wasted. She will have more -change on ; the 14th, however. —Mr. Dower, the scenic artist at the theatre, has been at work tor several weeks on new scenery. —The amount of the State debt funded on Saturday was $t.»2,7:!2.4!), making the total to date $10,024,018.11. —A colored member of the last North Carolina Legislature is working M a barber on Hroad street, in this city. —Mrs. Ann E. Klnkey, died at her resi dence, on Hroad street, between Third and Fourth, yestertcrdy afternoon. We sincerely wish something would hap pen so our cotemporarics could enliven their local columns. VVe really feel sorry for them. —Alcinda Drown, colored, from Sussex, convicted of grand larceny, and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary, was re ceived at that institution Saturday. --The firemen's monument to Captain William A. Charters, who lost his life in the Capitol disaster, has just been com pleted by Messrs. Rogers it Miller, of this city. —Maine holds an election to-day. The verdict which she will send forth will, we doubt not, be the same as that pronounced on the sth by California, in favor of Repub lican principles. —'1 en convicts, under tho charge of Mr. W. Wharton, lelt on Saturday morning to work on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad. There are nearly four hundred convicts employed on this road. —An lowa postmaster advertises a letter addressed to "The man who leaves his mule hitched all day every other Sunday in the alley near the Carey school." Were a letter to the man who leaves his mule unhitched iv the city of Kichmond our postofliec would be beseiged by -an army of applicants for the letter. The Coming Agricultural Fair. As the time is rapidly approaching when the Virginia State Agricultural Fair will be held in this city, it becomes the duty of those who feel an interest in its success to stir themselves, and interest the people of the State on the subject. We know of nothing which has a greater effect to keep people away from our annual fair than two very important causes. First—The district or comity fail's held in different sections of the State during the fall. Second—The expense of coming and that incurred dm ing the stay in Richmond. Of course, it is impossible to control the first of these causes, but it strikes us as be ing more important and of more value to exhibitors, to make the fair of tho State a grand success than it is to surfeit the peo ple with an indefinite number of minor ex hibitions all over the State. We must not be considered as an opponent of the smaller af-'airs, but the friend of the great and more important State Fait, The all-important subject to be considered by the friends of the State Fair, is to, if possible, have the faro reduced from the rates the different railroad companies have been charging visitors. Their habit has been to charge half fare—a greater price than the regular charges on most of the Northern roads. The most valuable acquisitions to our State Fair usually come from the Valley and Southwest, the two points farthest from Richmond, which cannot be reached from either section at a less cost than six or eight dollars. If, instead of this, the different companies controlling these routes would reduce round trip '.ickets to $2.50 each, there would be ten persons attending our annual exhibitions, to where there is now one. The difference in numbers would more than compensate for the reduction of fare. Let our railroads try tho experiment, or, if afraid to do this, let the friends of the Fair appoint an agent in each, to ascertain how many persons would, attend if prices were so reduced, and we are satisfied they would soon find such an increase, as would nay our railroads better, and bring the largest crowd to Richmond this fall that ever was seen here before. Let them also arrange with our hotels and boarding-houses for a reduction of prices, instead of the usual plan of charging more, and then we can confidently expect such a crowd as will trouble us to accom modate. Unless some such arrangement is made we may expect a slimmer attendance each year, until our annual fair will become merely a name without a real existence. Our intimate acquaintance with the Val ley and Southwest, enables us to know that the question of expense is always con sidered in this matter, and that just as soon as we can place an attendance within reach of the masses, the whole of those two sec tions will be largely represented. We are not advised of the time when the fair will be held here, but we do hope that its friends will go to work as early as pos sible to make the approaching one the grandest fair ever held m Virginia. CIRCUS DOMINO. —The ava/U coureur of Old John Robinson's circus and managerie called at our ollice this morning. He has made arrangements for a three-days so journ in Richmond, beginning on Wednes day, October 11th, just one month from to day. The exhibitions will takeiplaco at the corner of Second and Leigh streets. We are assured that this is the only original Old John Robinson, who has had over fifty years' experience iv the show business in the United States, and who is now making his grand annual tour through the South. Death of a Tobac conist. —After an illness of several weeks, Mr. Charles I. Ilaldwin, one of our most popular citizens, and a tobacconist of long and well-established reputation, died at his residence on Church Hill, on Saturday eve ning, about 7 o'clock. The funeral ser vices were held at St. John's church yester day afternoon, and attracted quite a lame crowd of his friends and acquaintances, the old edifice being filled in all its parts. The Rev. Mr. Kepler officiated. The remains were followed to the grave, in Hollywood, by a cortege of twenty-six vehicles. ley, with his brigade of street-sweepers, was engaged to-day cleaning Main street. This is very well, but the Scavenger's, like ingels' visits, are few and far between. Oentlemen Don't Like to Associ ate With Democrats.—The Peters burg Progress of this morning contains the following anecdote of I/imax B. Smith, Esq., the ancient and highly respected cole ored barber at the Exchange Hotel. The I'nu/ress says this occured "when Virginia was a Whig State, and the feeling between the parties was runninnf* very high." The ancient company of Light I ifantrv Blues, (commissioned the luth of May, 1789) had at the time I speak of a line band of colored musicians, Lomax Smith nnd a fine-looking young mulatto named lintlln, being prominent members. See ing the company in parade on the square on one occasion, I observed that Rullin was absent. A few days afterwards, stopping nt Smith's shop, while he was cutting my hair I remarked the ab sence of Ruftln nt the last parade. "Whereupon he drew himself up with characteristic stateli m-ss, and said : "Sir, ltuffln has turned Demo clat, and the gentlemen of the band don't like to associate with hitn." If a colored man who had turned Demo crat was obnoxious to gentlemen then, we would like to ask Abram Hall, Cooley A. | Co. what ought gentlemen tluuk of tiiem now ? We trust that the venerable Mr. Smith, whose ago and experience should have in creased his wisdom, is note as good a Whig and Republican as he was in the aay when "gentlemen didn't like to associate with Democrats " either white or black. They are more objectionable now than ever. RAniiAßors.—A colored member of the last North Carolina Legislature is working as a bar tier on Broad street, in this city. We clip the above from the Enquirer of this morning. Wo conclude the barber re ferred to was a Republican member of the North Carolina legislature. His being at work now, is an evidence that the North Carolina Legislature was uot as great a source of profit to its members as was the last one of Virginia. I'VS more commendable to be at work, thai, loafing around sending the stealings acquired by railroad and funding bill jobs, as many Democratic members are now doing. We have Cooley, the Democratic door keeper, in a barber shop on Main street, while Abrain Hall, Democratic door keeper of the Senate, is following his pro fession of white-washer. The conduct of both Hall and Cooley is commendable, neither of whom, we suppose, obtained any of the ill-gotten gains pocketed by their Democratic friends. Skating Rink.—That very pleasant and fashionable resort, the Skating Rink, will open for. the season on Saturday night, the Kith inst. Skating is a delightful and healthful exercise, and we feel confident that many of our citizens will be gratified at the prospective reopening of the Rink. Tho institution is under the management of the Assembly Hall Association, composed of young gentlemen of character and high standing in the community, which is an earnest that tho Rink will maintain a repu tation of the highest order among the places of amusement and recreation in our city. Henrico County Court— Judge Mi nor Presiding.—'ihe following cases were disposed of Saturday : Charles 11. Smith, unlawful gaming, not guilty. Carrie Clarke, white, charged with un lawful intermarrying with a colored man, brought before the court on a writ of habeas coipus. Argument begun, and case con tinued until to-day. Raid on the "New Found Out."— A squad of the police made a raid on an establishment on the lower part of Main street on Saturday night, known as the "New Found Out." The proprietor, a colored man by the name of Reynolds, and about twenty others who were enjoying the evening's entertainment, were arrested and carried to the first police station-house. Held to Bail.—Beverly Turner, colored, under arrest for assaulting David H. Howell with a musket and inflicting severe injuries, was admitted to bail in the police court this morning. The amount re quired was $1,500. POLICE Court— Justice J. J. While pre siding.—The following cases were disposed of this morning: Newton Davis, colored, charged with entering the schooner "Ashland" and steal ing a lot of clothing from Capt. Mitchell. Case continued till the 18th, on account of the absence of Capt. Mitchell. Bernard Reese, charged with obtaining 25 dozen of eggs under false pretences, the property of James Holleran. Discharged, evidence not sufficient to convict. Edward W. Seamore, charged with tres passing:on the premises of Wm. Pfaff, and assaulting and beating said Pfaff'. Bound over for three months in the sum of $50. John Henry Bell, colored, arrested on the charge of being a common thief and vagrant. Bound over for three months in the sum of $50. Juda Sweet, colored, charged with as saulting and striking Mary Diggs. Fined $5. Mary Diggs, colored, charged with abusing Juda Sweet in the public market. Discharged. John Clarke, colored, arrested as a sus picious character. Discharged with an ad monition from tho court. P. Bowman, charged with assaulting and beating Charles Kaufman in the Polish Synagogue on Mayo street, and unlawfully disturbing the assembly met for the wor ship of God. Charge as to disturbance of congregation dismissed; fined 80 for "smacking" Kaufman. Cresar Pollard, colored, charged with un lawfully turning William Butler out of his house and premises. Matter for civil ac tion—dismissed. Dr. Starke, charged with being drunk and interfering with persons in the First market. Discharged. Julia Johnson, colored, charged with stealing $9 from B. F. Mills. Continued till to-morrow. Chester Sally, colored, charged with as saulting Robert Rogers. Fined $2 50. Fred. Reynolds, colored, charged with maintaining a disorderly house. Case dis missed, there being no evidence to sustain the charge. Mary Bricc, colored, charged with as saulting John W. Young. Dismissed on payment of costs. John W. Young, on counter charge, dis missed. Henry Burruss, colored, charged with uttering threats against R. Bowles. Set tled by the parties and dismissed. Fleming Allen and Tlws. Payne, colored, drunk and disorderly. Fined one dollar each. Lewis Beverlv, colored, charged with as saulting and threatening to beat Wm. Johnson. Discharged, no prosecutor being present. James Tieman, Mike Mullen, Henry Murdock, and James Connelly, charged with deserting the bark "Jonathan God frey," and also with stealing clothing from said vessel. Murdock and Connelly dis charged. Tieman and Mullen found guilty of petit larceny, and each sentenced to thir ty days confinement in the city jail. (&mws £toti gmmtal Official Paper for tbe Government. RATES OF ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines, solid nonpariel. SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or by contract, with regular palrons. I OtciHT to, Hit Then I Didn't. —If Mr. Stewart, editor of the Page Cou rier, and who was a member of the late Democratic convention, has one qualifica tion above another, it is for writing long ed itorials. They generally take up two'or three col umns in each issue of his paper. In one of these long articles he has discovered to us what we have had curiosity to know ever since the adjournment of the convention, and that is, who the one "nay" was in op position to the admission of the negro dele gates to seats in that bod)-. He says—"We were one of those who did not vote for their admission, because wo had our notions, too;" and yet he says: "Even our black brethren who were admit ted from the city of Richmond, showed that they were gentlemen in their manners and bearing, and that being now our equals before the law, that they had the right to ask a participation in the deliberations in which they concurred and which were to effect them and their race for weal or i woe." If tiiey had a right to be there, and were "gentlemen in their manners and being," why did you not vote for their admission ? We answer for you. lour party is hypo critical. You come from a region that cau't accept the "new departure/ while your brethren in the East would like to buy a few negro votes, and do accept. Ol ya generation of vipers, how long you will thus defame your past history and Wot the fair escutcheon of the past by pursuing a course so hypocritical as to disgust the ho nesty of the fair minded politician—if thcret be any ? Mr. Stewart asserts that the body was composed of Jinc-lookimj "Vir ginia gentlemen, «te." Of course he in cluded himself in the ring. Another Pavement.—We refer the reader to the card of Mr. Joseph L. Whit taker, to be found iv another column. What is there stated can be implicitly relied upon. Mr. Whittakcr is the succes sor of Viles & Whittaker, an old firm, too well known to need any recommendation from us. Temperance Meeting.—The lead pencil force of the STATE JOURNAL ac knowledge the receipt of an invitation to attend a public temperance meeting in the basement of the Third Baptist church, on Thursday evening, September 21. We re turn thanks. Badly Cut. —Two colored men got in to a personal difficulty yesterday afternoon at the house on lower Alain street known as "New Found Out ; : ' during which one of them received a wound in the abdomen front a knife in tbe bands of the other. Dr. Jackson was called in to attend the wound ed man, and though we did not leant the exact nature of the wound, it seems to be the general impression that* it is of a very serious nature. The man who did the cut ting was arrested this morning by Detec tives Parker and Craddock. The case will come before Justice White to-morrow morning. Prospecting.—Rev. R. M. Manly, member of the board of education, and Mr. J. 11. Binford, superintendent of the city schools, will leave to-morrow morning on a tour of observation among the schools of Philadelphia, New York, Boston and other cities. It is their purpose to utilize all the information they may gain likely to benefit the cause of education in our midst. We cordially commend them to educators and instructors whom they may meet during their travels, as gentlemen of culture and earnest co-workers in the cause of popular education. Encouraging.—Dr. A. L. Mayer, principal of the Southern College, corner Fourteenth and Broad streets, opened his school under very auspicious circumstances on the 4th of this month. Between (JO and 70 scholars were in attendance the first week of the session. Personal.—William Coppinger, Esq., corresponding and recording secretary of the American Colonization Society, is in the city, en route for the Stales of North Carolina, South Carolina, and (ieorgia. lie visits these States to confer with a number of colored people, who are arranging to go to Liberia this fall. Mr. Coppinger has been connected with tbe. Colonization, So ciety for many years, and is regarded as an able and efficient officer and an active mem ber of the society. REPUBLICAN Meeting in Mahison Ward.—The Republicans of Madison Ward are requested to meet at Ham's Hall to-morrow night, promptly at 8 o'clock. It is very desirable that a full attendance should be had, as business of importance will be transacted. A number of prominent gentlemen arc expected to address the meeting. Un.mailaule Letters Remaining in the Richmond Postoit-ice Sep tember 11, 1871.-IT. B. Clatllin & Co., New York; Lee, Tweedy it Co., New York ; J. B. Spelman & Co., New York ; Mills & Gilb, New York ; -Miss S. Stuart, Staunton, Va. ; Miss C. Stuart, Owens boro, Ky.; Miss F. D. Martin, Cambord Depot. MARRIED. On the 38th of August, by Rev. J. 1.. Burrows, at the residence of the bride's father, (Mr. R. 11 Mitchell), Mr. JOHN W. HARWELL, of Peter- biir_r, Va., to Mrs. EMMAKUTH SMITH, of this city. In this city, Saturday morning, Sent, 9th IS7I, ROBERTAS., daughter of Win. K. Laws, for-' nierly of Hampton, V:l Iv ibis city, Saturday, Sept. lull, nt 0 o'clock P. M., PETER BLUEMELINCK, lined Myrai-. <j months and *J days. The funeral took place Sunday. Sept. tilth. * PAVING JOSEPH L. WlltiliKii; Begs leave to call ihe attention of the Commit tee on Streets, and the citizens generally, to a This pavement bos stood tin-test of two win ten* and two hummers, and still remain* iiit.t. t, showing that neither odd nor heat affects ii. For flintier information apply to J 1.. WUITTAKI-'»;. se 11—lw / lEOROE W. SCOTT, AfIKXT FOaTHE ARTIFICIAL STONE SIDE WALK. Office—No. 912 Main street, Kn limoiid, Va. se 9—lin TTrrHrrcoMß's remedy for asthma. FOR ASTHMA, ROSE COLD, HAY FEVER, etc "Nothingso successful."—T, Mrro.ur, gl»t, Boston. Recommended by Dr. *). W, Holmes. It always relieves. .Id's BURNETT * CO, Boston, Mass. Sold by all druggist*