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AI Ne. 919H Main Street, Richmend, Vn. TERMS: DAILY—Sti [ier year; six months, »:t; three months, Si .Ml; I month, Ml cents. SEMI-WEEKLY—jKi.fif) per year; nix months, ♦1 2.1; three months, 76 cents. ' WEEKLY—SI..M) per year: six month*, :.', cent" _f___j__«g £tat* £aurtutt. dresses at the times and places designated General K. G. OltinVAY and Professor A. M. Green will speak at Manchester, Tuesday, Oct. 21th, at BF, M.; Williams burg, Oct. 2oth, at BP. M.; Yorktown, Thursday, Oct. 20th, at 12 M.; Hampton, Friday, Oct. 27th, at 8 P. M. ; Norfolk, ANOTHER GOOD MONTH'S WORK. Secretary Uontwcll's last monthly state ment shows a still further reduction of the public debt of about #18,600,000, and ii. creasing the reduction for the two years and seven months of General Grant's adminis tration to nearly #363,000,000. This di minishes the annual, interest on the debt about 8800,000 more yearly, and makes the whole annual decrease of interest #19,890,* •Kkb Every month since General Grant's ■inauguration has shown a decrease in our interest account of half a million of dol- Jars—that is, each month during that time fho people have, been rei|uired to pay half a million of dollars less interest than they paid the month before. And this re duction will undoubtedly continue while the Republicans are in power, if the re sources of the Treasury remain as they now are. While Republicans have been diminishing the national debt at the rate of .more than $100,000,000 annually, the cop perhead Democracy of Xew York city hate been increasing the debt of that city at the :uverage rate of full #39,000,000 a year.— And so they are plundering the people Wherever they are in power, and so they will plunder the people of the nation should they ever regain control of the National We, in common with the other city pa pers, yesterday published the Associated Press dispatches, stating that General Bal lock, paymaster of the Froedmen's Bu reau, had been suspended, and that a run was progressing ou the Freedmen's Bank. This morning we were shown a special telegram from J. W. Alvord, president of the Freeihaen's Bank in Washington city, to the effect tliat both rumor* arc false We give the dispatch as received: The rumor.- pub—eh—] in the papers of your city or elyew lierc alnriii Gen. Ilallock anil a run on the Freedmen's Haul, an- totally Kiouiiifless, There i.s no more connection between tlie Freedmen's Bureau and the Freedmen's Bank, than there is between the bureau and any banking institution in the city; rand why they should be connected in this matter, we do not understand, unless to injure the prosperity of this growing and wcry popular institution. Depositors in Ihe Freedmen's Bank need have no feai-s for its safety, as its affairs are in the hands •ii capable and honest managers. DEEPENING JAMES lIIVER. We ifeel so deep an interest in all that af fects the interests of Richmond, that it gives ns pleasure to assist the efforts of the press looking in the direction of improvement. We heartily endorse the following article, v_i*rning, and will always be found in the front ranks of those who manifest a willing- At this time there is no matter of public .concern so important as the deepening and •clearing of James river. That river is the very throat of our commerce ; and as in the amimal economy a diseased, ulcered, anil obstructed throat will lead to the worst consequences, so will the obstructions in our river bring upon commercial intercourse the most serious injuries. We have begun boldly and are progress ing most earnestly with the work of deep ening the channel below Rockets. That work is one so eminently valuable that the desire to see it hurried forward with supetv human energy should possess all hearts. We see Glasgow with twenty-two feet of •water at high tide in the river Clyde, on I > .those shores it stands, when that river .thirty years ago liad only twelve inches of pater m the channel at low tide in summer. XS'e see Glasgow with a half million of in— hai!<Jtit*.nts, and we see Greenoch on the Frith m 4' ('lytic (in effect on the sea itself), with a jrttiulation of only forty-live thou sand ! Glasgow has won her greatness by the energy and enterprise of her people. What a reward is held out to us through lhar sample I She is a manufacturing town. "So is —«:hmond, while she has tenfold bet ter advantages than Glasgow. Glasgow has deepened her river from twelve inches to twenty-two feet. Cannot Richmond deepen hers from ten feet to twenty-two ? Do that, and the triumph will be complete, We have a commerce —Glasgow has but little ; her river serving mainly for the export of her own fabrics and for the passage of the noble iron ships she has been building ami sending out to th. world. Our reason to hope for reward is greater than Glasgow's could have been. With these facts before us, what a grand •vHimate we should put upon our river! Ea_i citizen should consider it his especial . dutj .to guard and defend it, and to do all ihe can to hasten its improvement to that y.age that will enable it to meet tho de mands of Ihe immense commerce soon to be thrown upon it. Sow, not only is it in deepening the channel that Aye are to improve James river. 11 must be kept free from the debris thrown or washed into it in such immense ipiantilies for years past. This debris has ibecn steadily washed down the channel, _ud has very much assisted in forming the bars which have so annoyed our commerce. Asa part of the syteiu of deepening and keeping clear the river, the most rigid reg ulations for preventing the throwing of iilfal and earth or any kind of waste matter into the river should be adopted and en forced. The sand-bars above Rocketts should be removed, and the river opened from shore to shore, so that the water shall always have unobstructed flow. For health and a good appearance, as well as foi utility, this should be done. It is sad to see the river with its sand beds exposed at low tide at the very point abreast of tho city where the sight is most i4)e Watty State lottmal. en the shores, elevate tho banks, remove tl c dreary bars above Rocketts, or keep them from increasing, and a work will have been done whose value we cannot over estimate. POLITICAL OUTLOOK. AUCIL'STA. We have cheering news from Augusta county, giving us assurance of the rapid growth of our party in that region of the State. At Waynesboro, where our candi date for Congress received only five votes, we are assured there are now more than one hundred and fifty ready to go with us. Wo have no hopes of carrying Augusta during the coming canvass, but if our strength increases as rapidly throughout the county as it has done near Waynesboro, we. may confidently look for a heavy vote in the Presidential campaign. HEIjFOKD. Wo know so little of the candidates of each party in this county,'while those of our own party have been so careless, as not to keep us posted, that we can say but ittle of the coming campaign. She has a Democratic majority, we be ieve, but this may be easily overcome by . udicious management. We hope to hear good news from Bed- We are not apprised of the intentions of the party in this county as to running a Re- Hiolican against Linkenhoker, the Demo cratic candidate for the Legislature. L. is iow, antl has been for some years, quite a wpular man in his county, and was re garded during the war as a firm Union man; kilt his ambition has induced him to forsake lis principles, and he has gone over, body and soul to Democracy, lie is a man ol very ordinary ability, which renders him ncapable of doing either much harm or ;ood for the party he represents; neither an he be of much service to the county he will probably represent, Botetourt is truly unfortunate in her in ability to select from the number of talented nen she has, one of popularity sufficient to carry the county. She seems satisfied vith her last selection, and has made but ittle improvement in the selection of Lin kenhoker. Pendleton's chances for the Senate arc leeoraing so desperate that the Enquirer las been callet] into requisition to aid him. This district has splendid material wilh which to build up our party, and we have 10 fears but that ultimately tlie district The Senatorial contest in this district is between ex-Senator James Patterson on he part of Democracy and Thos. Claiborne, Republican. Mr. Claiborne is born of a family pos sessing talent of the first order, antl what "c know of him personally induces us to bc ive he will give Patterson a warm time of it. Patterson is now almost in his dotage, ami is utterly worthless to do any good for his constituents, Claiborne i.s a young man of ncrgy and ability, and with a working Republican majority in the Legislature, will advance the interests of that section of the State beyond conception. AYe continue to receive favorable reports rom Roanoke—in fact, Democracy has ticked the bucket and given up the ghost. Fitzgerald, the independent, will be ilected by a large majority over D. 0. Keizer. The defeat of Keizer is assured not only by the strength of our party, but is want of ability, if nothing, else would \ Roanoke will never again be cheated in ! political matters as she was the last time. Her people know they have the best lands in the State, while her central location gives bar prominence entitling her to able repre sentation in the legislative halls of Vir ginia. She will secure this by the election SHENANDOAH. In this county, Watkins James is the candidate of the Republican party. This county is the Head-Centre of the Tenth JU'gion, and although Democracy has nour ished there since the days of A ndrcw Jack son, such steady inroads are made upon its fortifications', as wiil ultimately cause the fabric to totter and fall to pieces. Mr. j James i.s an earnest and thorough Republi can, none of the hold-back sort, and we in voke the united strength of the party iv his English ItciuilJlicauir—ii. The Times publislies a long letter from Mr. George Potter, in which he endeavors to account for the spread of Republicanism j among the working classes. Mr. Potter Tho way to account for the demand for Republicanism, which is beginning to be heard in England, is to remember that mil lions of our fellow-countrymen have un satisfied want, anil are bowed down by unjust burdens, and therefore the upper and middle classes cannot be astonished at | such a demand being made by a portion of the working classes. It is against nature' for the poor to be in love with-a costly ad ministration of public attains. The com parison in this respect between England antl America is so favorable to the latter, that i the wonder is that English workingtiien should have remained so long content to admire the advantages of Brother Jonathan, i under a Republic, without desiring to share in them. The constitutional monarchy under j which we live has fallen upon comparative- j ly happy times. By character, conduct, I and domestic experience the (jueen has ob tained a place in the hearts of the people, without at any time exciting feelings of distrust, still less of hostility. It remains to be seen whether the heir-apparent will be wise enough to follow her example. Could we fix the court where, morally con sidered, it now is, there would be a strong and general disposition to give the limited monarchy a longer trial. As it i.s, Eng land throughout the present reign has pre sented so ple.'rsnr a ccntrnutt to most European States that a great many of us who are Republicans in theory will be con tent to remain loyalists in fact so long as no overmastering motive shall arise for a perfect popularization of our national insti- Mb. I. Kimhall, of the Internal Reve nue Bureau, has gone to Lynchburg, Dan ville, antl Petersburg, Va., to meet the leading manufacturers of tobacco and hear their views on the tax on the weed.— Wash. Republican. -^ —. An election occurs to-day in California for two justices ofthe Suprcime court, oi c for the full term of ten years, and one for Yesterday being the opening of court, a meeting was announced for the various can didates, Republican, Independent and Coi scrvative, at which each should be permit led to present his respective claims. I spite of the rain the night before, a larg crowd gathered. Thomas E. Tav'or, hit State Senator, and candidate for le-e'ection Wm. Mathews and Captain Dead, candi dates for the I louse of Delegates, represent cd the Conservative party. Judge Wi] loughby, of Alexandria, and Colonel X Daniels, of Fairfax, candidates for the Sen ate, appeared on the Republican side. The meeting was opened by Judge Wil loughby in a temperate and discreet speech presenting the claims of the Repnblicai party to the sull'rages of the people with a force and clearness which produced a mark ed impression upon his hearers, lie wa followed by an elderly gentleman of th lire-eating school, who made a rambling and violent assault upon the government ant all loyal men, with the usual appeals to sectional prejudices and hatred, retailed I>\ fire-eaters generally. After him cam Mr. Mathews, a gentleman whose speed was in far better temper and verj well delivered, showing much ability as an orator. It was a very good defense of an indefensible policy—as good as any man in the State could make. Colonel Daniels next took the stand, am proceedetl to demolish the arguments by which the pretensions of the Conservative party were sustained. He exposed its ne glect of tho great material needs of tin State, in the interests of a bitter and barrel partisanship. He indicated a cultivation o a wholesome enthusiasm for the commer cial and industrial interests of Virginia, as the essential condition of prosperity. The needs of the people were distinctly am vividly portrayed, and their inability to bear any increase of taxation clearly Droved. The injustice and illegality of the funding law, the value of tjie school system ant tlie dangers which threaten it, the nect of emigration vyith capital and skilled labor, were clearly shown. To this speech, earnest and convincing kindly in spirit, and free from all persona allusions, Captain Head replied in a violent haranguo, destitute of argument or relevancy to the discussion. It was a rehash of the bitterness and per lilang, whioh makes the stock of the [ Conservative presses of the State, sasters of the war, the oppressions Igc Bond's court, and the bail con " carpet-baggers were portrayed in as forms as the pieces of painted glass leidoseope. Vituperation, abuse of m men and discreditable misrepre ons, made up the two hours' speech , llead,"duriiig which he was vocife cheered by his hirelng claqucrs ; c decent portion of his party were ly disgusted, r he had closed this extraordinary ■ Colonel Daniels rose to reply, hese claquer.s at to cough lowl, tiie programme apparently been previously arranged to choke any answer or explanation. The diti not frighten anybody however, ittle good-natured patience secured a ; for the brief speech with which I D. triumphantly disposed of Capt. who had been put forward as (lie I champion of Loudoun Democracy. meeting was very orderly with the on above stated, and it is but just to at Messrs. Taylor, Matthews, and ?ading Conservatives, denounced the of Captain Head. The Republicans loun were greatly encouraged and honed, and will give a gootl account Helves on the 7th of November, project of a tunnel under the straits er, to connect England anil France, 3 means abandoned. Engineers as eat as are to be found in Europe portetl upon it favorably time and and the prospect that the work will 1 entered upon is better than ever Indeed, the French govern—lent ite prepared, before the late war, to concession to any company that tunnel the straits, and that was all :oinpany already formed was waiting ow it is expected that the conces -11 be given very shortly. The origi nal estimate of the time necessary to finish it was nine or ten years. Now it is said that a hole through can be made in one year, and that in two or three years more it can be open to travel. A similar reduction has been made in the estimate of the cost, originally set at ten million pounds sterling. The geologists report that the tunnel will run through gray chalk for the whole distance, and that can be scooped out as easily as a Dutch cheese. The plan looks so feasible, ami the cost is set so low, that it is now seriously in con templation to construct two tunnels instead of one, so that trains shall never be run ning in opposite directions through the same tunnel. The ex-Emperor was the first to suggest this great work, but he will got only ti small share of the credit if it shall be carried out, unless the wheel of fortune should take another turn in his f,vor - L. A New Source oi'AVealih. The sulphuret of iron, or iron pyrites, commonly known as the covering oi' coal, lead and other mineral veins, and called among miners the "iron hat," has not hith erto been generally in this country consid ered of any economic value, although con siderable quantities aic used in England and Germany in the manufacture of sul phuric and nitric acids, and for other pur poses not commonly understood. It has been Intel}' ascertained, however, that it i.s an indispensible material in the nitinufac- K caustic soda, of which large qitanti imported annually into the I'nited from Great Britain, but of which made here. It is also stated, incidentally, that in its combination and chemical reactions with lime and salt, new products are formed, such as copperas, alum, chloride of lime, as well as caustic soda, all of which are far more valuable than the raw material. These manufactures are very profitable when the materials can be obtained cheap ly and iv large quantities. Enormous de posits of this mineral exist in certain por tions of Missouri and oilier States, and we have no doubt that this heretofore over looked element of wealth will be developed to the great profit and advantage of the country. Afterlife great fire in London in 1860. Parliament enacted that every house should be built with party walls, and all in front raised of equal height, and those walls should be of stone or brick, and that no man should delay building beyond seven The official vote of California is 120,000. atid have unearthed such information as will probably lead to the breaking up of the entire organization in that Slate. The Russian fleet with the ('rand Duke Alexis, will probably arrive in New York on Friday or Saturday. There will be a Rnmd naval reception in tlie bay hy the I'nited States squadron and the vessels of the New York yacht fleet. The Quitman Banner advises the aboli tion of the penitentiary and the substitu tion of the lash, the pillory and branding for minor offences, and suggests that rape, manslaughter, etc., be punishable with death. And the Savannah New applauds The Philadelphia Ledger of yesterday says of the anthracite coal trade : "The mild weather of the past week or ten days has very much softened the market for an thracite coal. Prices are scarcely mai.i tained at any of the coal centres, while at New York sales of coal afloat have been re ported at a decline of one dollar per ton on prices current a fortnight ago. The trade is decidedly dull ah round, and operators in this city are unusually short of orders." A bed of excellent coalffcts been discov ered in the northern portion of Minnesota, and within three miles of the Northern Pa cific railroad. The coal is said to exist in a vast hotly, the seams being from twenty to fifty feet in thickness. Specimens takeii ; from near the surface, where it crops out, ' show that it is a hard coal, of a dull black color, resembling the Pennsylvania anlhra ijLe taken from a similar position near the According to an official affidavit made on the Kith instant by Chief Engineer Tracy, of the Crolon water works, New York, there is not water enough supplied to the lower end ofthe city to quench a great con flagration should one break out. lie says that the present head of water is only suffi cient to force the water over a large down town" district up to the lloor ofthe secontl Commissioner Douglass received a dis patch yesterday from Etlward Tompkins, Jr., who was detailed by the Internal Rev enue office to look after'its interest in Cii cago, staling that tbe vaults were opened ; yesterday morning and stamps found therein I m good order to tho valuo of 1768,000 ; and further, that the collector, offices arc again in operation, and that everything is The corner-stone of tiie Boston Postofiicc was laid with imposing Masonic ceremonies yesterday afternoon, President Grant aid ing the (irand Master with trowel and cement. Several national and State digni taries were present, as were a large num ber of ladies, among whom was Mrs. (■'rant. Postmaster General Creswell dc» livored an elaborate and eloquent address. It is indeed an illwind thatblows nobody good. It is said that there is not a single indictment left against any accused person in Cook county, Illinois, which is certainly a piece of good fortune for some rogues. But, on the other hand, the lawyers have Buffered severely. Hardly a law library or law office is left;' not a paper to show that there is a suit pending in any of the six courts ofthe county ; not a judgment, not a petition in bankruptcy in the Federal courts. And worse yet, so far as is known, all the records of deeds ami mortgages are de- ~fc. The Chicago Postoffice Safes.— The postmaster at Chicago yesterday tele- i graphed to the Postoffice Department that j one of the safes of the postotrice hail been reached, and its contents found in a damaged ' condition, The books were all legible ex copt the cash book, which was almost de- Thiity-fivo hundred dollars in money had been recovered, and about $SO,OOO worth of damaged postoffice stamps were found. These will be returned lor ex change. There are two other safes yet i the ruins, that of the superintendent of th money-order office and the stamped enve - ope clerk's, __ Tuf. Middlesex county (N. J.) Sunda School .Convention, which was held at New Market on the 13th, unanimously recom mended that each Sunday school in th county take up a collection on Sunday, Oc t.ilier T2, to aid the suffering children o Chicago. AMUSEMENTS. TU It IIAIQIVD TIIEAT«Ii. PROPRIETRESS Mrs. AY. T. POWELL Or.-at success of the peerless young comedteam MISS T.TT.T.T- ELDKIIXJE, -.vim will appear in her unrivalled impersonaikr NAOMI TIQHE! WEDNESDAY EVENINO, October llth, 1871 Will he performed the beautiful comedy ol' Naomi Tighe, (with songs) Mi-s L'll.li Kluriio Iv rehearsal and will shortly be produced Dlo Hour, icault's great play of OI!, THE CH-HKY THEE INN I Saturday Afternoon— LILLIE KLDHIDGE MAVINEE. GROCERIES, &c. "YEW .STOKE ! NEAV PRKIs ! The undersigned lakes great pleasure in pub lishing ihe fact to the public that ho has opirnei a first-class (IIIOCEHY STORE, on the coiner of Hull and .Seventh streets, _U—GBStVKa, A'a , and oilers for sale fresh and fii-st-elass goods, a r i- » price than mm—l. Call and examine go'oi md prices before going elsewhere lo buy jw&sim ps 'ri:Ai'ii,\i;i:.\. WANTS. TTAMJS WANTED—.Wasted, iiiiiu.iliairij J._, FIFTY HAM IS lo work wilh material trail ouUUANTIOO liItANCH KUAII. Apply a Krintendem's offlce Kichmond, Fredericks and Fotomae railroad, comer of Hroad and th streets. ,„. |B_3t8_ 3t AYIKD—A lliiiiiiu-Koom M-.ni.n , _ ahoy of lli to-Al. Apply, with recommen dalknis, at 201 Weat Franklin sired, comer o Jellerson. oe 17—111« "IITANTED—MIIty mood, honest Colored Bu> IT from 12 to li years old. Permanent situa ti'iis. Apply at si 'HAILS HOTEL, oc 18—at* Between sixth and Seven tints. MEETINGS. A TTIC.VIION, AIAUIMC* WAKD ! The Republicans of Madison AVard will mcc al ihe Union llolel TO-MOUKOW NHIHT, at ..'.■lock, for ihe transaciion of important bust- Let all attend. JOSEPH COX, "' |s ■ ■'-' Chairman. OTATE FAIR—REI'IIESIIMENT PKIVI O LECIES for the approaching Fair will be die iwsedof by public auction, at the Fair <irounds on 1T.IIIAA" NEXT, tho 20lh October, ut on o'clock P. P.l. precisely. Particulars and ■peurficatlona maybe found at JOHI W. U OI.TZ. Hews and City Editor. LOCAL MATTEItS. KMEOTtOn IICKKTS printed at the STATE JOURNAL office, at the following reasonable rates : LOW »3 00 WOO |H 5,000 nso Each additional I,IXIO 2 00 OKUKKS PROMPTLY FILLED. The CASH must accompany all orders. AVriie the names to be inserted PERFECTLY PLAIN', in order that no errors may occur. lIEI'UULIf'A* \OAII\LI>. lor the Seuutr. Hon. .1, U. POPHAM, AVILLIAM TROY, SAMUEL L. ANNAIILE. For the House. I). AY. HOHANNON, t'. S. MILLS, HORACE L. KENT, IIENHA' MILLER, JOHN RANKIN. I'or the House, from Henrico. Q. C. VINCENT. JOHN AVOODWt UITII. HEGIKTEK ! REGISTER ! ! REGISTER !!! On Tuesday and Wednesday the 23rd and 34th of this month, books'of registra tion will be opened at the different voting places throughout the State. AYe trust no Republican will fail to register, and to see that his neighbors do likewise. We give the following boundaries and precincts of the different Wards of Rich mond as last laid off, U.AY WARD. Ut Precinct—Ml that portion ofthe ward situa ted west of lielvidere, north of Main, west of Henry, nnd south of Broad streets. -'' Pri cinel— That portion ofthe ward north of Broad, west of Henry, and south of Leish i.l reels 3d Precinct— Thai portion ot the ward north of Main, west of Adams, south of Leigh, and east of Henry streets. MOXROB WAIUI. Ist Precinct—Xl\ Unit portion of the ward Mst I oi lielvidere, south of Main, and west of Fifth streets. i,l Precinct— That portion of tho ward north of Main, east of Adams, south of Broad, and west of Fifth streets. - M Precinct— Thai portion ofthe ward north of Broad and Leigh, east of Adams and St Peters -until of Jackson, and west of Second streets 4lh Precinct— North of Broad, east of Second south of Jackson, antl west of Fifth streets. MADISON WARD. Ut P.; el net—AM that portion of Ihe wanl north If Broad, east of Filth, south of the fully ma ting easl of Fifth, and west of Eighth street id Pad net—Tlie portion of tile ward north of Broad, east of Eolith, south of the gully running east to Twelfth, west of Twelfth streets. 3d Precinct— That portion of the ward north of '• Alain, eastof Fifth, south of Ilroad, and wo-; Oi Twelflh streets. 4/.'i Precinct—Tha portion of tlie want eaxt of tilth, south of Main, and west of Twelfth streets. JUI-I-ERBOS WARD. Ist Precinct— All tliat portion of the ward east of Twelfth, south of Clay, Marshall and Broad mil west of Fifteenth streets. id Precinct—'iho portion of the ward east of tilteenHi, south of Broad, and wesl of Twentieth streets. 3d Precinot—linst of Twentieth, south of Broad, •md west of Twenty .fifth streets. Wi Precinct—The portion of the ward north of Iroad, east of Fifteenth, and wesl of Twenlv ourth streets, J MARSHA!.!, WARD. lit Petri net— All that portion of the ward east of 'i'wcniy-llflh and soulh of Main streets. i'l Precinct— That portion of the ward north of Main anil Broad, east of Twenty-fifth nnd Twenty-fourth, and south of Clay. 'id Precinct—'l'h-.il ]>ortioil of the ward north if Clay, eastof Twenty fourth. JACKSON WARD. Ut Precinct— All that portion of the ward lorth 01 Leigh and Jackson, and west of St •eter's and SI. James' streets. id Precinct— -That portion of the ward north of Jackson and tha gullev, east of St. Jama*' ml west jof Fifth and Shockoe creek opposite 1 he galley. 3d Precinct- -Tha portion of the ward Berth of .ruad, Marshall and Clay, east of Twelfth and hockoe creek and west of Eighteenth streets. -«_ The Meeting Last Night.—The nesting in front of tho City Hall last night, inder the auspices of the Republican City Central Committee, was well attended. It vas also in a high degree harmonious and nthusiastic. 'the meeting was presided over by Wm. H. Trent, and was addressed 11 succession by Hon. John R. Popham Sol, J. M. Humphreys, Col, 1. H. Shields' lajor Samuel L. Amiable, and W, J. s! Jowie. Colonel Popham's address was able and dignified. He arraigned the Democratic party on the charge of most heinous crimes committed by it before and since the war; nd truthfully depicted the dangers which lirealen the people of thi* Slate and city, hould tho Democratic party obtain a new ease of power. Colonel Humphreys made a short, but stirring speech, replete with sound senti ments and telling facts. His remarks were well received by the large audience, and made a deep and, we hope, lasting impres- Col. Shields was next called for. His address was brief, but pointed and elo quent. He gave out no uncertain sound. He is an earnest and able advocate of the cause which he espouses. -Major Samuel L, Annab'c, candidate for the Senate from Henrico county, being pre sent, waa loudly called for, and appearing upon the stand, addressed the meeting in a most happy andcheerfnl vein. He pledges a close anil careful canvass throughout the county, and a Republican majority ot four hundred on the 7th of November. His speech was warmly applauded. W. J. S. Bowie, an intelligent colored gentleman, was then called for and made an earnest speech in support of Republican principles. It being quite late when Mr. Bowie con cluded, the meeting, on motion, adjourned. The Church Bill Fire Company. The following is the roll of Company "F" of the Richmond Fire Department, recently iganized lor service iv the eastern part of the city. The material of which it is com posed is excellent, all the members being active, strong and vigorous, and not afraid of work. ti. Watt Taylor, the popular grocer, is captain ; Henry Taylor, foreman; M. Meredith, police ; John Mackie, B. T. Snead, A. Schmidt, W. B. Smith, Samuel Preston, Benjamin U-ber, Taylor Briggs, John 11. Armstrong, John 0. Taylor, A. J. Duesherry, firemen. Liverpool and London and Glow: insurance Company.—The advertise ment of this company will be found in our columns to-day. The New York directors have been authorized to draw on I/nidon at sight and pay all losses by the late Chi cago fire, which are supposed to amount to two million dollars. In addition to this, the company has, through the New York rectors, subscribed ten thousand dollars o the sulferers by the lire, as we find by 'ference to the New York Journal of 6WI -tret of the 16th. The confidence ofthe Jiiblic in this company is, therefore, well I'aeed. Messrs. Davenport & Co. are the puts, and their offlce is at 1104 Main —, _*_ PUBLIC Documents.—We are indebt ed to E. B. FJliott, chief clerk of the Bu reau of Statistics, for a copy of the teport —Gilbert C. Walker, of New York, has gone to Lynchhurg. —The stalls in the Manchester market house rent for 420 each per annum. —The improvement of tho streets still continues in different parts of tho city. —Three cross women, up on cross-war rants, were fined $2 each this morning. —The sun sets at half-past 5 this even ing and the moon at eight minutes before 0. —Heel-tacks are harder to bear than poll-tax, and the harder you bear the wins, they hurt. ~ ,v *« !''• Taylor will be absent a few j tlays, and A. A. Lorentz, chief clerk, will act as auditor ad interim. __*"• A. Rogers, manager of the variety show at Metropolitan Hall, has gone up the spout, without liquidating. —Up to yesterday, at § o'clock, the total amount of the State debt funded was a fraction over $21,500,000, —Mr. Charles Nettlcton, of New York city, has been appointed commissioner of deeds for Virginia in the State of New —The courts have decided repeatedly that any person in a public assembly, who, by loud talking, or disorderly conduct, dis turbs or annoys the rest of the audience, can be summarily ejected. --The remains of Mr. James Simpson, native of the county of Tyrone, Ireland 1 were followed to the Shockoe Hill burying I ground, yesterday, by a very large number | or Ins countrymen and friends. Deal Only in Pacts.—On the 17th the Petersburg Index published the follow ing, as a "literal copy of a document pro mulgated by the (Republican) Executive < ommittee of the parly last year" : IlK.tnyi-.iaTrr.s Nat. Ex. Bar. OOMSRTKI * A\ Asm Kin-ox, September 2.1, IS7O. $ To the. Chairman of the Erecutice Committee of Virginia : Fearful limes are upon u-. Another necro in the Senate of the United Slates, and the whole North is lost to the Republican party Wei—i plore you, by all the hopes of the future, not nominate a negro for Congress; should you overruled and one of their color be nominal I n-li he must be defeated—for we had better le the whole State'ol A'irginia than the whole Non Le us save this election tlii_ fall atiheNort at all costs, and by ihe tune ihe Presidential ele .on takes place in'7-j, we will have as a pari uirowu into the southern States rWMHM derma ■amities and from 800,000, to 1,000,1Ki0 coolie Then wo will be fully able lo take care of 11 south. The negroes could then bi. gotten rid o by being sent to Africa, or at all events w th.m ! " 1S ' W '" '" vu "° *-*•» "sc fo (Signed by] UIRBT A.AV11.R..:.-, ill i>, ..... c . President. J. 11. Plait, Secretary. In this morning's issue it says Messrs 1 latt and Wilson have, through theirattor neys here, informed it that the article abo\ is a base forgery," and that its publica tion m the Index "is regarded by them as j• . Wol ' it kin -"-" The Index tin The paper in question came to ns iv tbe for ■ , I ',',''i'!-'l ,"v"' ; "'' Ind1 nd "•'" therefrom eopie nd pubiished by us ii appeared to be geuitin Horn the form m which it came; and wi- irive publication for what on ils face it purported 1 be, without directly endorsing it. It is our uu form custom to correct, on request, any error ..•nullified; and we intended. If thla diicunien was denied or disowned, to make lite proper COI rcciion in bi-halt of the parlies interested Tl. gentlemen who possess the best Information o in.- anDject deny the document'! authenticity and while v ,e di. noi admit thai the Index ha 1 h? , .!'„';'!! t "r IJ ,i l " y ,'■'"',"'!" *■'•'" « lT " ""'"> readily th beneut of this disclaimer. We are somewhat surprised that any I P i ape ri P oSSessi »S even ordinary ability s, a mid have even imagined for a momen that such a paper was genuine, emanatin as it purported from such staunch Repub hcans. He have not yet learned wha | oourse Messrs. Piatt and Wilaon wi <£— Chancery Court of Richmond— ; .liidijr Filzhitgh—Tuesday, October 17tl I he following cases wero disposed of: Jones's administrator vs. Jones an others. Decree fixing allowance to be pait to infant defendants out of the income, am directing administrator to pay the same Randolph vs. Adams and others. Decrt authorizing fund belonging to infant resid mg m Alabama to he paid to guardian i I that State. John Dunlop, p. q, i Heriot vs. Equality Life Innsuranc C otnpany. Decree dismissing cause. H A. A; J. S. Wise, p. (|. Beckman, &c, vs. Kolbe, <fee, Decre confirming report of commissioner, ant making a partial distribution of the fund Pleasants, p. q. Cottrell antl others vs. Lyons's adminis trator, *c Decree confirming report o' commissioner and providing fur Daymen of the balance fund due, &c. Donley Christian, and Lyons, counsel. Atkyns by, to., vs. White and others Order setting principles of decree and direct ing cause to be recommitted to cominis sioner for farther report. Naah and Boul din, Marshall and liouldin, counsel. Mortuary Report.—Tho following is the tnorturay report for the week endin; Saturday, October llth I*7l, coinpilet from sexton's returns received at the Moan of Health: Whole number of deaths in the city, T.i ; iv addition, 4 still-born (al colored) were reported. Sex: Males, 11 Importation op Salt.—The British brig "Stella Ixulge," Allen, master, from I.iverpoo , entered at the custom-house this morning. She brines 5,000 sacks Liver pool salt, consigned to S. C. Tardy & Co., of this city. • em . Persona L.—Captain Charles T. Canter, of gigantic proportions, for merly of this city, antl now an officer in Washington city, has returned here for the purpose of registering and help ing us in the approaching canvass. W want all the help of this kind we can get and we commend the example of Captai 1.'.-inter as well worthy of imitation by every Republican. New Rails for the Tredeoar Iron Works.—The Norwegian bark Caspari," Sybertson, master, whose ar rival at City Point we mentioned yester day, entered at the custom-house thi morning, from Cardiff, Wales, with GOO tons of new iron rails for the Tredegar iron works of this city. We are informed tha three or four additional large vessels, wit i similar cargoes are en route for this city and will soon arrive. Cnmailahlh Letters Remaining in the Postoffice, October 18—An drew Lester, 103 Chamber street; L. Dab ney, ShadwellP. t).; Mrs. 1). Bipiton Warren; Mrs. 11. Dicson, Zion Bantis church; Mrs. Fanny Hiltzhimcr, Rich mond; Mrs. Sallie Maynard, San Francis co, California; Mr. W. W gam's Planta tion ; Mr. Jesse Moore, Rupidan Station ; Anna Smith, New York. fitting &wml rrial Paper fer the (iovrrnmmi. RATES OF Miy II'.IISIM;. ONE DOLLAR per square of eight linen, solid nonpaiiel. SPECIAL RATES made ai counter, or br contract, wilh regular patrons. FOB Re.va.—This notice we find in a number of papers published elsewhere in the Slate, but when found in those of Rich m did, we almost invariably sec them at tached to such houses as are beyond tin means of ordinary incomes. Tim grout want of Richmond is small houses, that can be procured at moderate rents—say from twelve to twenty dollars a month. One may walk from one end of the city to the other for a week, without finding a house suitable for a laboring or poor man to live in, while numbers of our large houses, even on Main street, arc found with their upper stories vacant. We have not yet been educated to tenement houses and until we are, these large and costly building must remain idle. Still there are a number of vacant lots in many portions of the city, upon which should be erected at once the class of houses so much in demand, but until those able to build, learn that every city needs the services of laborers aud poor "men as well as the rich, and that tliev must be provided with homes to conform to their means, we must expect these lots to remain vacant, or have erected upon them such bulldinga as are beyond the roach of poor Let some individual, able to do so, but take the initiatory in this matter, and we may soon expect the example to be rapidly followed. Police Court— Justice J. J. Whit Presiding.— The following cases were dis posed of this morning: James 11. Sherwood, charged with being i suspicious character, and also supposed to >c a deserter from the United Slates army. Sound over for three months in the sum of 1.10. Emma J. Johnson, charged with theft. found guilty and sent to jail for fifteen days. Kitty Willis and Catherine Johnson, charged with abusing ami threatening Cath erine Anderson. Fined $2 each. Catherine Anderson, charged with threat ening and abusing Catherine Johnson.— Fined $2. Robert Jones, charged with assaulting and striking Horace Than with a hatchet. If ined *.j. — -*- Itiiinrs or Air-iiiE.vcEs.—The courts have de cided repeatedly that any person in a public a M-inbly who by loud talking-, or di-.ord.rH conduct, disturbs or annoys the rest of the. audi ence, can be summarily ejected. Tlie propru - tors of places of public amusement are, there fore, fully justitled iv removing such fellows with out ceremony.— Whig. We would advise the sudden ejectment from the theatre ofthe swarm of shrill whistlers, who pay twenty-five cents for admission and give five dollars worth of nuisance to the audience. ■ ' Capitol Square.—The "Zebras " rm«d with rakes, were engaged yesterday n clearing the main avenue of the ipiare ot the larger stones. Walking irough Ihe Souare hcreufua will be less rymg to people who have tender feet, and o money to throw away on shoe leather. — -w- Who will Take It ?—A gentleman f tins city proposes to bet $0,000 that the tepublicans carry a sufficient number of ounties to give them a working majority v the House of Delegates—that is, if he ad the money. Who will take the bet ? Madison Ward Meeting.—An im lortant meeting of the Republican* of ladison ward i.s Called for Thursday night t S o'clock. Let every Republican be in ttendance. See the call of the chairman f the ward. Monroe Ward.—The Republicans of lonroe ward are requested to meet at the bird Street church to-night at 7} o'clock recisely. Refreshment Privileges.— Those nterested are referred to the notice of sale T refreshment privileges at the Fair rounds. m —— — W anted.—The Fredericksburg railroad wants some hands. See advertisement. ~— ■■■ — ... -jrr asfTOne of those ii.imlsoni.- store-rooms In t. Alban's hall, corner of Mbin anilThlrdstreets, las just been opened by our young friend, G. G. Tiioiirso.v, who has a compleie Mod of Quota Bin, AVi.vks, Llecoai, fcj., lo which the nttoa tion of the public i. invited. »S".Mibscribr to Edward* 1 Circulating! Libra v, now containing nearly FIVE THOUSAND OLUMES of choice and interesting reading latter ou all subjects. Terms moderate, only weuty-five cents per month and a deposit of te dollar. Everybody ought to be ablo lo read t these rales. fcSTMarketilig Mudc liosy Messrs. Stain. IB! A Atkixsun have (panada prorteio sioro the corner of Main and Third streets, under I. Alban's Hall, where families can obtaiu th.ir ili.e market supplies of Fresh Meats, Veokt. es, BdTTIB, Eiiua, Tri-its, Ac, nt any lime ■ 'ii I A W. to 10 P.M. All articles gimraulecd o be the bait ihe market ar.'oids,'.-.ml sold at the west cash jrnces. This establishment is a rr.-.it onvenience to the people, anil should be liberally itronized. — sm MT-l llulut is a Habit.—Ureal social evil id abuses, which interfere with mqirlßle baa lined the prospects and happiness of Ihuusaiirl f the young. Sure means of relief for the err gand unfortunate, diseased auij debilitaled, hi be obta n -d by eallingat Da. WowoTT'e Pais Al.vr Ofi-i.e, No. 207 Fifth street, betwc.u race and Broad. Where all advice is given free, none need fear por-urc. All commiiuiciitloni answered prompt- -«- —.—_. AS -illiard Temple —Rcdford and Iveg, cer. er of Main and Eleventh streets, keep the most ishionable Billiard Saloon iv Richmond. Their ables are all new, and everything connected ith the establishment in flrst-class. Player re informed that whistling Is positively pro .M______D. Cm the 12th October, at the residence uf the ride's father, Henry V. Shawan, by 11, v Thos .Arnold, MAOCrI-It. SHAWAN, of Cvuthl a, Ky., to R. BAYLOR LYNE, of Richmond, a. At his residence in Hanovercomitv, on the Mih stant, Captain JOHN BEAL, in the Hist jear his age. ' IVERPOO- AND Lo.>lKl.\ AND) <;_<>__ INSURANCE COMPANY. jpital, surplus and reserved funds, (gold) *2t1,8<10,U73 W ssets in the Utiited States over 3,000,000 00 laily cash receipts upward of (gold) 20,0Ul oo vested in Richmond, Virginia jn,o.i(. I.i The shareholders personam- responsible for the gagements of the Company. All directors are stiarenolders. This Company offers undoubted security- to ils policy holders. Its large Beasts, immense in. oinn d tho promptness which has always chain. rized the payment of ils 10-ses, force upon Ike minds of ail candid parsons the imiiortanee of the protection so much needed at this time and now afforded by this Company.