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• THE DAILY DISPATCH.
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*
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heats. entbiss:
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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. Jui 1 BELCHER. \ ., OJ . ie tor«. 3
my SI—H K ill, AN KENS lit P) ________ g
| OwT, on Tufsjuy, at tne * 8
Li cylinder escap.-air l-olil \\ ntoh, !*>' ' J ''j ■
in case. The tinder wii! receive a liSo'*- »•**
by leaving the sam- at tfi* >t3ee „ ~ ti
THUS. CUNMXaUM |
my 81—>2t* Msddi * M
(TH 1 NESh CK Yl.Nti BAHII 9,™-*;'"
Needle Threads, Gatta Percha and luU » -
her Dolls, and a variety of other notions J-J" ■
ceived at JNO. WARHOLD &
my 21—31* it» Broad »!'-*<•'
FOR KENT UK *Al. IS.-» b <
ing on the Nor'h side of Leigb, si its jet-- 1
wtiu Adams street. Apply at Ihu odtce
uiy 41 -—
rOU WALE UK KENT, a wood lum
ber House on Cary street, adjvinwg the factory
ot iUessrs Talbot & Bro App'y to .
my «i-3i I>A VEN PORT. AI.Lt-N A tO_
sal'fPLV OK
Just received a !re*h supply ol M»utt las,
we are se.Uug very che-p at ... „.v . 4
CUAS HARTWELL A. CO-®*
my U 107
( UtJAKW, CICJALH.-A ofprnw s " 4
V genuiue, tor sale t y R & l *T'';
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