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gr TO ADVERTlSEßS.—'ThecirculaUoo of the Dispatch is there times it large as that of aov other Daily paper in the city of Richmond. It is therefore greatly superior to aay other aa a ■ledium of advertising. Rlt HMONT). VA.t Friday Horning, Ma; 41, IS.V 2. . r?" V\ e must positively request our adver tising friends to aend ua their advertisements as early as they possibly can. Our advertising is very heavy, and when they are received at a late hour they impose a heavy buidcn on the printer. THE WEEKLY DISPATCH, For May 21, is now ready and for sale at this office. It contains, among other articles, the following : Editorial—Soulouque; Norfolk ; The Fen- nessee am' Danville Railroads ; I he "1 ehuan- tepec Treat v ; California; Butcher-Town; Chevalier Hulsernann; A Mumentous Ques tion Settled ; Sensible Move ; The Legisla tor's Progress; Barbecue; Mr. Thrasher; Smaller Articles. Likrarj—The Young Man of Ninety, a Sketch from Life ; The Church of the Cup of Cold Water; Bachelor's Hall, a dirge. Reports—Reports of Proceedings of the Legislature and of Criminal Trials; A fu!! description of the Fairfield Races ; Proceed ings of the Prolestant Episcopal Convention of Virginia, and of other. Religious Anniversa ries. Miscellaneous—Foreign and Domestic Cor respondence; Latest News, Commercial Sta tistics, &c. &c. Price 3 cents per single copy ; $1 per an num, in advance. THE COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGA TION. It was very justly remarked by a celebrated English writer, that open and palpable viola tions of the constitution, were usually fraught with little danger to the public liberty, because everybody could see them at a glance, and a whole nation rose as one man against them.— The constitution of a free country is in far more danger from the extension of powers granted by itself, until they become instru ments of oppression in the hands of those upon whom they are conferred, retaining the s m blance of law while they have lost its spirit.— To this dangerous extent, we conceive that the committee oflnvestigation, now sitting in the Capitol, are, in all probability, without be ing aware of it, rapidly advancing. The law certainly gives the Legislature the power to call for persons and papers. But it seems to us that this could only have been meant with regard to case's in which, acting as triors, they have the power to prescribe a pen alty. It applies, beyond all doubt, to all cases affecting their own privileges, or the privile ges of their members individually. The per son who shall have infringed upon either, can be laid by the heels by a vote of the offended body. It applies to all cases, in which the conduct of a public officer is involved, for there the penalty is impeachment, and, upon conviction, deposition. It applies in all cases, in which an examination of public accounts may be necessary. It applies in all cases, in which the public service can be promoted by the examination of persons who are well in formed upon the subject. In a word, the priv ilege of sending for persons and papers ex tends to all cases in which the Legislature have the power to apply a remedy to an abuse, to vindicate their own privileges, to purge the public offices, to hold an officer to a strict ac countability, to obtain knowledge for the public benefit, &c. Have they the right to raise an is sue at any time they think proper, upon any subject that they may select, for any purpose which they may have in view, though they have no authority over the matter, though they cannot punish the misdemeanor, though the law has given the trial of such cases to anoth er and totally distinct tribunal and send fur persons aod papers ? They may have, accord ing to the letter of the law, certain we are, that they have not according to the spirit. Let us take the example before us. A mob assembles around the house of the Governor, hoots, hisses, and rings his bell. They render themselves liable to presentment by a Grand Jury, who alone can have proper cognizance of the case. Governor Johnson is insulted ; the fact that he is the Governor of the State can only be used before the Petit Jury, in ag gravation of punishment. The Legislature cannot puhish any person engaged in that mob. Yet they take it up, appoint a commit tee oflnvestigation, harrass numbers of citi zens by dragging them before that committee, and all, when they know perfectly well, that they cannot fine the culprits against whom tbey are summoned to bear evidence one cent, or imprison them for one hour! Surely, the constitution never designed to confer any such power as this! For, look at the consequences ! Liberty of person, unless restraint be imposed on partic ular individuals by law, is guaranteed ; so is the liberty of the Press. May not the Legis lature of Virginia, if they are now exercising a lawful piivilege, call the editors of the particular papers here before them for anony mous attacks upon Governor Johnson J May they not require the editors to give up the names of their correspondents, and may they not send them to gaol for refusing to answer ? m They have, fully as much right to send for persons and papers, in the case of a libel, gs they have in the case of a riot. Both of them belong to the judicial department of the gov ernment, aud not to the Legislature. We ask again, has the Legislature any right to create a case, having no connexion whatever with the public service, or with their own privile- ges, aud to send for persons and papers in such case ? If it has, we ask where is the lim it to such authority T What matter can arise, in all this Commonwealth, private or public, in which they cannot interfere ? Sappose the people of Kanawha, the most remote of any from the seat of government, should meet in Charleston, and, after having passed sundry resolutions, disapproving of Governor Johnson's conduct, should proceed to burn him in effigy! If the interpolation which the Legislature put upon their o*?n pri- Ttleges be correct, they would have the power to send for persons and papers, and to keep the witnesses here for months, hundreds of Uijjcs from home, to the great detriment of their private affair*. and to suliject them every day to an inquisitorial examination lor the purpose of discovering facta over which, alter all, they had no aort of juriadiciion. Let it he remembered : we do not say that the course which the Legislature has taken, mav not be in conformity to the strict letter of the law. All we contend for is, that it ia en tirely at war with its spirit. The pretext, we know, is the removal of the seat of govern ment. It is so mere a pretext, that we do not think it worthy of attention. The proceedings of the committee, as far as we have been able to learn, have been worthy of the Star Chamber or the Inquisition. One witness testified that he attended the meeting because he had reason to believe that a riot would ensue, and insult, and probably vio lence, be offered to the Governor. He wished to assist in calming the excitement. He had heard a number of persons express them selves in a way, which left no doubt on his mind, that the design was such as he had sta ted. He felt asmred, however, as soon as Mr. Gray was placed in the chair, that there would be no disturbance, for he knew the char acter of the man too well lo suspect that he would preside over a mob. One of the com mittee remarked that this "was the age ofpre gress." Mr. Gray, not understanding exactly what hid been said, asked that it might be repeated, and said, in reply, that he hoped he should never progress so far as to be come the leader of a mob. While up. he took occasion to say, that he thought the proper plan would be, to ask the witness todisig nate those persons whom he had heard using threatening language, but he was instantane ously called to order, and the question was not asked. This method of proceeding we hold to be one-sided, inquisitorial, and calculated to bury rather than elicit truth. It is, upon testi mony like this, that the city of Richmond is to be branded as a mob city—that the character of her citizens is to be traduced —that we are to be held up to the world as riotous and dis orderly ! Not a witness, as far as we can learn, was cross-examined. Were our Legis lators afraid of the truth ? We have said thus much, not from any hos tility to Governor Johnson, who, we have never doubted, acted as he thought right, but from a desire to vindicate a city which we know thoroughly, and a knowledge of which has impressed us with a high opinion of its peaceable ami orderly character. We will venture to say, that considering the weakness of the police, there is not another in the whole United States that can compare with it in this respect. Post Office Operations.—The Postmas ter General has established the following new offices in Virginia : West Hani Locks, Hen rico county, B. J. Duval, postmaster; Two Mile Branch, Smyth county, M. Rowland, postmaster. Arnettsville, Monongalia county, has been discontinued. The names of the following offices have been changed : Beck hamsville, Prince Win., to Gainesville; Sher rard's Store, Hampshire, to Bloomery; Linn ville Creek, Rockingham, to Edom. Fatal Accident.—Mr. James \V. Elmore, aged years, came to his death in Charles ton on Sunday night last, bj walking out of the third story window of his house, while in a somnambulic state. Death of as Editor.— Robt. J. Yancey, for many years connected with the press of Ttnnessee, and latterly as associate editor of the Memphis Eagle and Enquirer, died at his residence in .Memphis, on the Bth inst., in the •loth year of his age. Virginia Bonds—Says the New York Tri bune of the 18th instant, in its financial col umn : "Mr. John Thompson made a sale to-day of another half million of Virginia (3's of 18f>G, to Messrs. Duncan, Sherman & Co., and Delau n;ty, Iseliu it Clarke, of this city, and George Peabody, of London. They will be sent to Loudon for English consumption." ceremony of presenting the block of copper contributed by Michigan to the Washington Monument, took place iti the ca;>- itol at Washington on Wednesday. Statue of Washington.—.Mr. Alfred Bu jac, of Baltimore, has proposed to make a copy of Houden's statue of Washington to be placed in the city hall of Washington cicy. A destructive fire occurred at Saco, Maine, on Wednesday night. The damage was heavy, but to what extent has not yet been ascertained. L3P A telescopic comet has been recently discovered by G. P. Bond, at the Cambridge, (Mass.) observatory. The steamer Fanny, ol'Savannah, from New- Orleans, has been seized by the Collector for bringing more passengers than allowed by law. The Methodist Conference at Boston made an excursion down the harbor on Wednes day, by invitation of the "city fathers." JjjP The physicians composing the Ameri can Institute of Homoeopathy are holding theiranutial meeting in Baltimore. It is said that President Fillmore de signs visiting Virginia ugain during the en suing summer. The Small Note Bill.—We announced yesterday that the bill to prohibifthe circula tion of small notes in this State had passed the House of Delegates, and as it had previously passed the Senate, we supposed it had be come a law. It appears, however, that it was amended in the House and sent back to the Senate, where it was rejected for the want of a constitutional,number of votes. It requires 12 votes to pass a'nil in the Senate and it re ceived only II to 3 against it. —Baltimore Sun. The sub-marine blasting operations of M. Alaillefortat New York, have been completely successful in removing the Pot Rock in the Hurlgate channel of the East river. There are now twenty-one (eet of water on the rook at low tide, and all the obstructions which it formerly presented are entirely done away with. A little child of Mr. Beaver's, upper end of Prince street, iu passing through her father's yard, last Sunday morning, was seized and dreadfully bitten" by a bull terrier, which be longed to the family. Her wounds are consid ered dangerous. —Altx. (Jaz. Virginia Legislature. Thursday, May 20. Senate. The Senate was engaged to-day in consi dering the bill providing compensation to the public ofiiceis of the Commonwealth, including Judges, and Members of the Legislature, (their mileage, &.C.) As the bill has to go before the House, where it will, no doubt, undergo changes, we deem it unnecessary to give the varioui salaiies fixed for the various offices by the Senate. The bills passed in the Senate, to-day, were not of general interest. floufee of Delegate*. A bill was reported incorporating the Poto muc Copper Manufacturing Company, in the countv ol Loudoun and A bill incorporating the South Branch Kail road Company. A joint resolution was introduced to procure from Ihe public archives in England, copies of documents relating to the early history ol Vir ginia. , . Mr. Secar introduced a resolution, pledge ing the House to consider no internal im provement bills before the extra session in No vember, except the bill increasing the capital stock of the Manassas Gap Railroad. After discussion, a motion to lay the resolu tion on the table failed —ayes 59, noes 63. An amendment was adopted "excepting bills to which there may be no objection," and another amendment, excepting provision for ihe payment of interest on the debt of the James River & Kanawha Company. The resolution was then adopted —ayes 65, noes 43. The following House bills were passed to c'ay : Authorising ihe Northwestern Virginia Rail Road Company to construct a branch thereof from Clarksburg to Weston ; To incorporate the VViggan Mining and Manufacturing Company ; To amend the act incorporating the city of Wheeling, in Ohio county ; —and A Senate bill, incorporating the Manassas Gap Turnpike Company. A large number of bills, on their second reading, were acted upon. The following communication was received from the Governor, and presented to the House by the Speaker : Executive Department, ? May 19,1852. $ To the General Assembly of Virginia : In the discharge of my constitutional duty, I hRd the honor to communicate to your body, on the 11th inst., the reasons for the commuta tion of the sentence of the slave Jordan Hatch er. I learn that the terms in which those rea sons were expressed have been misconstrued, and my views upon the delicate relations ex isting between master and slave misappre hended. Upon this grave subject, I cannot permit a doubt to be felt of the views of the Executive. I never entertained the opinion, nor did I intend to intimate, that the slave would, under any circumstances, be excused or justified in resisting ihe legal authority of his master. — The right of the master or his agent to punish his slave, whenever, in his opinion, he deserves ir, is a legal right—results from the nature of the property itself, and is necessary for whole some discipline and restraint. It is founded on the soundest principles of public policy, and our Courts have held lhat the owner of a slave cannot be indicted for the cruel or exces sive whipping ol his own slave. If the master abuses this high power so tar as to commit crime, he is responsible to the laws of the land alone. The slave has no rights adverse to those of the master or agent to whom he has delegated liis authority. With these views, long entertained, it is al most unnecessary to say that, in my late mes sage, I did not intend to convey the idea that the relative positions of the white citizen&and the slave to the laws of the country were the same, or that the exercise by the master or his agent of the ample power of chastisement given by the law, furnishes an excusable or justifiable reason for resistance or an exhibi tion of resentment upon the part ofthe slave. Our laws, wisely discriminate between the punishment of while men and slaves for simi lar offences, and in my interposition in behalf of the slave Jordan Hatcher, 1 did not intend to express the conviction of mv mind that a slave should not suffer death for offences be low the grade of murder; in many instances it is proper in the execution ol'tbe law. Upon an examination of the record of Jordan Hatch er's trial and conviction. I came to the conclu sion that it presented a case for the interfer ence ofthe Executive, and commuted the pun ishment to tlie only substitute for the death penally provided by law. In stating my rea sons, if I have failed to do so in clear and dis linct terms, it has resulted rather from a want ot familiarity with the technicalities ofthe law than Irons any disposition to misinterpret them. I have Ihe honor to be, Verv respectfully, JOS. JOHNSON. On motion ol Mr. Buckner, the House then adjourned. AUCTION NOTICE Particular aiteu'.ion is solicited to the sale of Mr E. Yerby's stock of (Jroceries, This Morning, at 10 o'cl ck, corner ot Broad and 'Join streets my 21 GEO. J. SUMNER, Aujtr. AUCTION NOTICE.—The atten lion .-i dealers is called to our saie ot Boots and whet's THIS MORNING, at 10o'clock, my 21 IjUNLOP, MONCUKE ic CO. . a . e7 VetiVola s <»ne A bs« professional services to the public of Richmond aud its environs. When not in his of fice, Dr. I*. m«y be iourid at the Virg-inia House or the Medical College Office on tiroid street, between ICth and 11th, nearly vpoaite the Cny Hail ' ap2o—2m* .UK-. TE.MI'EE.UAN can acorn m »;«e three or tour families with Hoard. Residence—corner ol Broad and 11th 8! "" ts - ap 27— im* BAWES K. SUTTON, NOT ART PUBLIC —Particular attention paid to writing DE.'.IjS arn: legal instruments Of rice in ibh U-» V, ■j;ic.,'i-i- Kkhinuad, Va niy t> Wit. E. C. FISHEIi tenders hu eerv-ces to tie public in the various branches c: . -s prt Session. Office :.. the basement of his dwelling, on 4tr street, t> '.a -:i Broad and Marshall streets, 2nd Jor.r frrjp theeorner. no 27—6 m, A»lt. JOHN l>. i.ITTJLfc has re »• T of residence to the house o! Mr. Ca;:, on Ctfc street, between Clay and Leigh street*, opj site the residence of W. "God din. Lsq. i'e Kay be ! and durii g office hours at his for::.er 'tr.e 011 Governor street, between Main and ri>.nil:ti Hp ljj—i m » UOOFIMi: K OOFINfi !! uoofing:::—chas h, lang- LEY. »■! -ii : in liw and Sheet Iron, ioth street, between Mam am Cary, is well [ reinred to exe cute tiiis tied a work. GUTTERING, and all kinds of JOBBING. ap 26—lm »ttould know, as citizens do. 3iat SIMONS is twsing a vety superior style of Pictures, called tee ivory style, which is said to be quite as derate and far more beautiful, than the old Method, ror ladies, this style is especially adap ted A larg- *r.d choic a assortment of frames, cases aad go d locaetts, pins, die., just received, and w::l be Jouod both cheap and beautiful. Children taken between nine and three. M. P. SIMONS, my 19 151 Main »treet. E. Square [5»" Orowdi of l,udieg throng our Rooms for th«i superior and splendid style oi Da guerreotype* taken Vy the elegant patent process, which is, no doubt, the greatest improvement ever discovered :n th:« ;iio»t veautitul branch ot science. Our Picture* are Acknowledged by the public and press to be the most beautiful and life like portraits taken in the country. Price* very low indeed lor a superior picture. Right* for »aiefjr any part of Virginia excepting Norfc-ik and Ruhrnond. MOLLeON'S Patent Procegi Daguerrean Gallery, my 11 Nu. 110 Main street LOCAL MATTERS. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. Second Day—Thuridaf.—The convention m-t at 9 o'clock thia morning, pursuant to «4j°ura meat. Report* were received and ctanding com mittee* appointed. The BlshJps read their annua! reporta, giving the detaila of'a large amount of duty in the vuita lion of theDioceae. BUhop Meade alluded to the limited supply of mioiitera, and the necessity ol a further increase to fill vacancies—and strongly re commended the Staunton Female Institute to the patronage of the clergy and lai y. Ue also stated That a bequest of fifty shares of Virginia Bank stock, together with *850 in cash, [for religiou. purpose! in connection with the Church, had been made by the late Mrs Jones, of Prince William county. liisbop Johns gave a highly favorable report of the condition and prospects of the William and Mary College, of which he is President. Rev I)r Tyng offered the following resolution : Resolved, That a c ommittee be appointed to pre pare a memorial lor this convention, to His Excel lency, the Governor of Virginia, requesting him to recommend to the citizens of the State the observ ance of a day for Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the fruits of the earth, and all the other blessings of a Merciful Providence. A long and animated discussion ensued upon the presentation of this resolution. It was contended by its friends, that the general sentiment of the people favored the appointment of a day of thanks giving—that such a day was kept by almost every other State in the Union, and should Ibe unitedly observed—that this was the appropriate time for the Protestant Episcopal Church, w.th its high po sition, to lead in the matter, and request the con. currence cf other religious sects—and that the church was in no wise liable to imputation or charge, because of its action in the matter. The opponents of the resolution argued th at such an application would be viewed with suspicion by many religious and polit cal men, because ol the prejudice yet existing against the Protestant Epis copal Church, on account of its former connection with State affairs, and therefore it would be pro ductive of harm. They thought it better that all the different religious denominations of the State should unitedly demand the appointment cf 6uch a day, and then it would certainly be made. The question was then taken upon the resolution, and upon a division of ayes 62, noes 25, it was adopted- Colonel Fontaine then ottered the following res olution: Resolved, That this body, through the secretary, comtnuiiicate a copy of the resolution it has adopt ed relative to a day of thanksgiving, to all the oth er re'igious denomitatinns, at their ecclesiastical meeting, and request their concurrence in this subject— Which was adopted with scarcely a dissenting voice. The following gentlemen were constituted the committee on the memorial to the Governor : Rev Messrs Tyng, Andrews, Norwood, Harrison, Tay lor, and Patrick. The convention then adjourned to meet at 9 o'clock to-morrow, Friday morning. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION. The Democratic Convention for this (the Rich mond) Congressional District, met yesterday, ac cording to previous appointment, in the Odd Fel lows' Hall, at the ho«r of I*2 o'clock. Dr. Abner Crump, of Powhatan, was called to the cnair, ar.d Joh o Lynch, John M. Daniel, and Thomas Ritchie, Jr., were appointed Secretaries. The President on taking the chair, stated that the object of the Convent ion was to appoint Delegates from this Dis trict to represent the Democratic party in the Na tional Convention to meet in Baltimore on Tuesday i the Ist day of June, to select candidates for Presi dent and Vice President of the United States. The following counties and city compose the District: Chesteifield, Powhatan, Goochland, Louisa, Han over, Henrico and Richmond city. The roil was called, and it appeared that delegates were present fsom all the counties and a numerous delegation from Richmond City. The rules o! the House of Delegates, so far as they wjre applicable, were adopted for the regula tion ol the proceedings of the Convention. On motion, it was resolved, that Democrats pres ent, arid who were r.ot appointed by their respec tive counties, be admitted to seats as Delegates. A resolution was* adopted that tbe vote of the delegates from the city and the several counties seou!d be governed by the vote of each at the late Gubernatorial election. Mr- Robert G. Scott, jr., cflered a resolution that the Convention proceed to appoint eight delegates from this District to the Baltimore Convection. Ti.is resolution was opposed upon the ground that the State Convection had recommended only four, end that if all the Congressional Districts in the several States should appoint eight, the Convention would be unnecessarily and inconven iently large. Mr. Scott replied that he was at a Whig Conven tion, some years ago , in Baltimore, at which iheie were forty thousand delegates, and that a nomina tion was made without any difficulty, and that some of the Districts in Western Virginia had appointed as many as sixteen delegates to the approaching Convention, notwithstanding the recommendation of lour only by the late State Convention. The resolution of Mr. Scott was laid on tie table, and one offered by Dr. Butler adopted, whch pro posed that the delegations from Goochland and Louisa unite and recommend a delegate and alter nate—that Hanover and,llenrics do the sati e that Chestertield and Powhatan do the same—and also Richmond city. The Convention then took a short recess to en able the delegations to consult and recommend delegates and alternates for the adoption of the Convention. The Convention having re-assembled, the follow ing gentlemen were severally recommended and were confirmed by the Convention : Christian White, of Hanover. Alterna e Tho inas Ritchie, jr , of Henrico James H. Cox, of Chesterfield. Alternate Hen ry L. Hopkins, of Powhatan. John V. Mason, of Richmond City. Alternate— VViiiiam A. Patteson.do. Joseph K. Pendleton, of Louisa. Alternate—John C. Rutherloord, oi Goochland. Mr. White, of Hanover, offered a resolution, which was adopted, on the subject of the Compro mise and Slavery questions. After the usual finu! ceremonies, the Convention *ij>urned at a late kouf in the afternoon. It was understood in the Conventiin that the in dividual preferences of the delegates selected by .he Convention were three for Buchanan and one (Mr. Cos) for Douglas, as the first choice for Presi dent. Without Pass—Edmund James, hired to the R. &i P. R. R. Co., on Wednesday evening being without a pas 3 sudertook to run away from watch man Blackburn, but was arrested and taken to the cage. Yesterday the Recorder ordered him ten lashes. Threatening — Alison Gaines, before the Re corder ou yesterday on the charge of threatening and attempting an assault upon the person of John Cameron on Friday night, was bound over in the sum of $100 to keep the peace. Killed by Lightning —During the severe thun ier-storm which reged on Wtd esdny evening, a negro named Edmund belci'ging to Iliratn Oliver, while crossing tbe old field back of Chu'ch Hill, and Within a inw step* of his le.idence, w.s struck down by the .'ijhtniug uni aistai.tly ill ed. Fairfield Races—3d Dki.— Thuruday, May VHh—tvo mile race.—There *•« more people el the race of yesterday, than we had a-en on the field for many a long year. It re called visions of by-gone days »o our memery, and we almost thought wa could see Colonel Johnson in his white hat once more, presiding like a general upon the field of bat(|e, over the exciting scene around him. The good weath er iimy have done its port in bringing out the crowd ; but we chose to hail it as a sign that the good old sport of our fathers was once more about to lift up its head from the earth. Three horses contested the palm. We name them in the order in which they wete placed, No. 1 indicating the inside track, No. 2 the middle, and No. 3 the outside : 1. John Belcher's b. h. Ashmat, by Pro phet, dam by Priam. 2d. C. N. Green's b. m. Gold Pin, by Boston, dem Gold Wire. . , 3d. James Talley's c. m. Virginia Paign,by Hurrold, dum by Tariff. From the start, in the first heat, Gold Pin took the lead und kept it. Ashmat came out next, about fifty yards behind, and Virginia Paign saved her distance by a few yards. Time—3.49. 2d heat —This hent was better contested than the first, and there seemed at one time a fair prospect of a broken heat. Ashmat made a very beautiful run at Gold Pin, but was obliged to give it up, and the latter was beaten about forty or forty-five feet. Virginia Paign was beaten by at least two distances. Time —3.50. The Alleged Defalcation. —Some few days since Wm. R. Pitts, in the employ of Messrs. Mau ry 4. Morton, announced bis intention to his em ployers of goiDg West. Messrs. M Si M's cash account did not balanca at that time, but upon as severating strongly that it would balance, and that he had committed no fraud, Pitts was allowed to proceed on his journey. Pitts persuaded a young man named Fra' cis M. Elliott to accompany him, promising not only to pay his passage to the Falls of St. Anthony, but to obtain employment for him as soon as they arrived at their destination. The day after their departure a deficiency of 8900 was found in the funds of the cffice, and Messrs. M & M. determined to arrest Pitts, and transmitted des patches North authorizing his detention. He was accordingly arrested, together with Elliott, says the Times, in Philadelphia and placed under the surveillance of the police until the arrival of Messrs. Maury & Morton's agent. The officers found less than ©300 upon his person, whilst his companion, Elliott, had no money whatever in his possession. As already stated, the agent of Messrs. Maury Si Morton conferred with young Pitts, shortly after reaching Philadelphia. The result of this confer ence was, the release of Pitts and his companion from custody Elliott immediately returned to this city, whilst Pitts set out on his journey westward. Elliott declares solemnly that up to the time of ar rest in Philadelphia he had no suspicion whatever of the honesty of Pitts, and was astounded upon learning that he and his friend haa been arrested upon the serious charge of robbing Messrs. Maury & Morton. A Negko Outrage.—Under this heading we gave some particulars in yesterday's issue, of the encounter of a negro drayman with some white men at Dickerson's tobacco factory on 14th street. The negro, a slave named Lewis Pleasants, hired to Carter P. Johnson, commenced a quarrel with two other teamsters at the factory with respect to pri ority in taking a load. Mr. Sizer, a manrgerin the factory,came up and ordered Pleaeantsaway, which order the negro,refused to obey. Sizer undertook to enforce compliance, when the negro resisted. Mr. Dickerson then came to the assistance of Sizer and whipped the negro severely, but he still refused to go, using abusive and insolent language towards Messrs. Sizer and Dickerson. Finally he did leave but soon came back, walked up and down in front of the factory, using abusive language towards Mr. Dickerson and others. He was then seized for the purpose of punishment. A tierce struggle ensaed. Pleasants biting Mr. Dickerson, Mr. Cheatham,and Mr. Beers severely. He was then tied and carried to the cage, and yesterday Recorder Pulliam, who presided at the court in the necessary absence of the Mayor, ordered him 39 lashes This was the negro who was so severely stabbed by Holmes and Martin on the basin some months since. Bayne's Panorama.—We call the attention oi the public to this gigantic and beautiful series of views of a voyage to Europe. We have seen it in other cities, and therefore can speak of it know ingly. Asa contemporary of ours tritely observes, "the tarry-at home traveller may now visit the com mercial and historic wonders of Europe, with no risk, a little cost, and considerable of naturalness. After viewing the cities of Boston and Char'estown, the traveller is supposed to start in the steamer Britannia, lie tflen lees Halifax, and otter en countering the perils of icebergs and thunder storm?, passes Cape Oear Lighthouse, and soon sails up the peaceful Mersey. He then leaves lor the Thames, auri is entertained with a most elaber ate panoramic view of London from the water — Afterwards he journeys up and d:\vnthe beauti ful Rhine, with its attendant cities, villages, moun tains and ruins. The best portious of the exhibi on are the departure from Boston, the passag" along the Thames and under the numerou- bridg> f London, ami the views on the Rhine. Al! jt these are very natural, sufficiently well executed, and unquestionably faithful representations of the real ity. It is on exhibition at the Exchange Concert Room. Haujionic Opeba Troups —This talented band have returned from their trip to Petersburg. They performed in that c;ty during last week to crowd ed houses. They concluded the r performance on Monday night by giving a silver cup to the author o * the beat conundrum. The band will commence a series of entertain ments at Odd Fellows' Hall, to morrow evtning. Several new and popular songs and daaces will be introduced; and two most skilful cornet pUyers will add to the zest of the musical least. VVe »ay t'> all our readers, patronize native talent. We under stand that this company will remain here during the summer season, and will be prepared to i::ve eerenaues and musical concerts. Dismissed.—A clothier nam-J Lewis Cohen was brought before the Recorder yesterday, charg ed with stealing a coat worth si* dollar* and twen ty-five cents, from Abram Kraker, another e'othier, some evening last week. The evidence not being conclusive against Cohen, the complanit was dis missed. Searched—On Wednesday, offi«r C. White searched upon a warrant, the house of Peter His carrle, aud found a number of bell-levers, trunk locks, door-keys and Ironts, of the value of several dollars, claimed by William Ready a* his property. Discarrie was admitted to bail, and the cas- was continued for further examination, until Wednes day next, the 'jfith inst. A I'ntwxT.—We return our thanks to Mr. John Harrold for the sweet )iu)e bald-headed chnub "that sits up aloft" upon our mantle piece. We had a good mind o send it over to our ftiead Bob Zimmerman. He it jvi-d o! such things. Fire.—A coal boose in ibe yard of Mi«r Pemberton, in Ibe Valley, corner of the contin uation of Leigh and Wall streets, was bnrni last night, between 11 and 12 o'clock. Hr Y.Br Lut Chance—lf yon are Ujnd of vs lew, jnst purchase a ticket This Evenln* « Odd Pe lows' Hail, to hear the Virginians in tb-ir pleasing entertainment. my 21— it* MARRIED 7 On Wednesday, the 19th instant, by the Re* Mr Micheljacher. Mr. M MOONSHINE, to Mill RACHEL HUNT, an of Richmond. . CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE. fjp To the Voters of District No. 2.Z At the in»tan<:« of many friends,! am induced *to declare myself a candidate for the cffice of Con htable for the District in which I reside, in Hec nco County. Should it be the pleasure cf the pe&. pie toelfct me, 1 will er.dearor to merit the confided. my 17—6t* I\ H. BLAKEY. ("PTo the Voters of Kichmond.— At the instance of many friends. 1 announce myseif acanl didp.te for the uffice ol Commonwealth's At torney for the Circuit Court ot bis city, my is—dtde* MARMAbL'Kfc JOHNSON or In compliance with the call made upon hiai in a resolution unanimously adopted at a meeting of the Richmond Bar, held on Tueediy, thelitj inst., we are autfcorized to HobertV. Stannrd a« a candidate for the office of JUDGE* of the Richmond Circuit my 14—uie" To the Voters ot Kichmond I a compliance with a nomination of me by '»Several Voters," in the Republican 'and other papeis) of March 27th, and a letter of the *aine date, ad dressed t j me by a large number of my fellow citizens, I have declared myself and still am a can didate for the office of I'ommonwealtk's At. torney in the Circuit Court of this city, which is to be tilled by you on the 27th of May. If honored by your choice, I will strive to ju-tl'y your conii dence. B. B. MINOR, ap 2"— dtde tbe Voters of Henric 0 C«ontv Owing to the indisposition of my occasioned by my present occupation, and trough the many earnest solicitations of my fiends, Thereby aa nounce myself a candidate for the office of Con stable for the county of Henrico, p'edging tny»elf if elected, to attend «rict!y to all the duties pertain ing to the office faithfully and impartially ap 27—tde CALEB H. CHILDRESS. For the Judgeship—At tbe request of ma ny citizens, and witn ms consent, we announce Col. JOHN A. MEREDITH as a candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court of the city ->f Rich uiond. my 14—eodtde Sheriffalty of Richmond.—To :kt Voters of the City of Rtchv.ond.—Fellow Citi zens : it is already known to you thati am a can didate for the c ffice which heads this card, an of fice created by the Legiilature of Virginia under our new constitution. For the paa fife years I have acted as Sheriff in the city of Richmond, and have thus afforded you an opportunity of judging of my fitness longer to serve you ; and should it please you to continue me your Sheriff,! trait, with the aid of my experience so to t ischarse the duties of the cffice, as to writ jour entire ap probation Yours, respectfully. ap 27—dtde THOHA3 VV. DOSWELL. fy To the Voters of Henrico ' County. — Fellow Citiz- ns At the solicita tion of many friends in various parts of the coun ty, I hereby announce myself, as I did through the medium of other papers gome weeks ago. a candi date for the office of Commonwealth's Attor ney, for Henrico county, assurance that if elected, its important duties will be dtschareed with promptness ncd fidelity. Respectfully, your Jeliow citizen, ap 21—dtde* JOHN N. DAVIS. the V oters of District No. 3, Hen rico County.—ln compliance wi'h the reqaeet of many friends I have been induced to otier myself as a candidate tor Constable in the abote Dis trict. If elected, I will do everything in my power to give satisfaction. This District is situated within the following boundary: On the north by the county of Han over, on the south by the city of Richmond, on the east by the Mechan;cavil!e turnpike, and cnthe west by the Richmond turnpike. ap3o—dtde* JACOB E BAYERS. To the Voters of District No. 2, Henrico County.—Fellow Citizens: Under the r.ew constitution you are called upon to elect a Constable. Ido not say to you that I hare been requested to become a candidate, but as 1 want the cffice, and if elected, will devote my entire time to the performance oi its duties, I hereby «-Bounce myself a candidate for the sam»". Shoutdjousee fit to elect me, 1 will endeavor to discharge the du ties that may devolve upon me, faithfully and im partially. ap ii)—dtde* ALFRED LEWELLEN. E3P" To the Voters of Henrico County. I Lt-fby announce mys> :f a candidate for the office of Commissioner of the Keveuue tor the Lower District. my 7—dtde* JOHN O. UODDIN. To the \ oters of the City of Rich mond.—At the requeet of many friends. 1 respect fully announce myseif a candidate for the office cif Commonwealth's Attorney in the Circuil Court of Kiehmoiid. sp 30 —3w* £OHN HOWARD. To the Voters of the City of Richmond.—Tbe Legislature of Virginia hav ing very recen:iy parsed an Act, creirng the otticaot Sheriff for the said city, I Ltr»by re spectfu'ly announce myself a candidate for thai office. JESSE F. KfcfiSEE ap 24—dt27may Old Chesterfield County.—Ft' l "' 3 and Fellow-Citizens— KOBT. L iI.MBEK.LAKK We are authorized by the friends of Robert b Timberlake, Esq , to announce him a card date far the office of Constable :a the town of Manches ter, and in that Jistrict my 7—dtde* K. It. II o wison U a candidate for the of I fieeof COMMONWEALTH'S) ATTORNEY in Circuit Court of Richmond. ap —dtd* fdiP 1 A. Jtidson Crane is a candidate for the office of Commonwealth's Attorney, n the Superior Court of Richmond. my t> dtde* CP Commissioner ot the Revenue.— T>-e undersigutd respectfully tilers h:tntell a Can dida 1 for the cffice of Commissioner ot tbe Re enue f'.r the city ol Kichmcad.at the ap proaching election. ;.p 27—tie* EDWIM BURTON, Sr. ITS 5 " To the \ ott-rs cf Henrico County. At the solicitation of many Itiends in the county ot Henrico to be a candidate for the office ol Prow euliu|( Attorney, 1 respectfully announce n.y seif a candidate far teat office Respectfully, JOHN M. GREGORY, ap .i—diiw.4M* u N' 1 heats. entbiss: Bat Graves names ch h Bet. Uutit.'i.- by 1- stun, U dam Gohana. , „ ■ J a-. Talif-y times C 2. m. Lady Kairtitiu ~<7 I rold. dam i'.« it; Wane. J< hi B« cher tames b. h, Ked Eye by b.«ton i|, da ! Praam. After the aix ve race, there will be « purse J for tna.es, mile heats, 3or more to make * r * c ' f though a w thought there w i'l bo lot 3 nauk» .» U s:-irt. 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