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rar Til ADYHKTlfKJtS.—Tbecirculatloo
of tM Dispatch i* th»b* timks u lerje u that
oT mt other Daily paper in the city of Richmond.
I < U therefore greatly raperlor lo any other as a
B»dlum of adwtiainp.
Tuesday Morning A«nnit 31) IS3B.
Person* abroad from the city cat have the
Dupatch »ent to them for any period of time they
may deaf re, by lesvinit tbeir orders and paying the
cath for. the time ipeciiied.
The moat peculiar, certainly, if not the most
remarkable man in the Unites Stales, is Col.
Thomas llaiit Bextos of Missouri. As our
readers know, he has recently been elected to
the House of Representatives from the St. Louis
District. Immediately after the result was
known, he made a speech which was the rich
est specimen of Bullion that ever came from
the mind of the " great Miesuurium." We re
gret that we have not room to publish this truly
Bentonian production. The Examiner, which
has a great knack at seizing upon good things,
published it entire on Friday.
A fine trait in the old Senator is his devotion
to his family. In the course of his speech at
St. Louis, he made some reference to that fa
mily, and spoke of his wife as " a wife whom I
have never neglected." Some of the papers
accidently omitted the word "never," and it
greatly excited the old man. Just arrived at
Washington, he writes a letter correcting the
error to the Republic. In this letter, he says:
The sentence should read :"A tctfe tchcm I
have never neglectedfor that is the fact of
the case, as well as the assertion in the origi
nal speech; and it wus some defective copy,
or haste of composition in the compositor
which occasioned the omission of the word
"never"—with me the most valued word in
the whole speech. * * I am extremely te
nacious of that word "never" in relation to
*'neglecting" Mrs. Benton, having had her
with me during the whole " thirty years," and
never neglected her, the children, or my coun
try, during the whole time. '"Or my country," is
faithfully and ardently Bentonian. By the
way, the passage of the speech in which the
allusion to his family occurs, is too entertain
ing to be omitted. It occurs in connection
with a placid allusion to the close of' his life,
in which he represents the undertaker's face as
having grown ''pleasant" (!) to him:
I have been through a contest to which I
had no heart, and into which I have been
forced, sorelv against my will. I have not con
ducted it like other men. Who, siuce it be
gan, has seen me walk the streets of the
city in which I live ? stand at a corner? or visit
a public pluce? Who has seen that? No one.
Who has seen ine talk to any individual to con
ciliate his vote? No one. What have I done?
Gone forth when too much assailed to speak
to the masses—those masses always honest,
sometimes mistaken, but always ready to do
justice. I have spoken the same language to
all, kindiy and deferentially to the good and
mistaken; proudly and defyinglv to the false
and wicked; and Irom the masses and the re
pulse of assailants, 1 have always returned to
the seclusion of my own house. My work has
been that of the sick lion—sick at'heart—re.,
posing in his lair, only leaving it when the
hunters and their pack bayed too closely ; and
then to slaughter or disperse the assailants; and
then return aguin to the sick bed.
I have gone through a contest to which I
had no heart, and into which 1 was forced by
combinations against life and honor, and from
which I gladly escape. What is a seat in Con
gress to me? I have sat thiity years in the
highest brunch of Congress—have made a
pame to which I cun expect to add nothing—
*«nd 1 should only 1/e anxious to save what has
been gained. I have domestic affections, sore
ly lacerated in these latter times ; a wife whom
I have never neglected, arid who needs my at
tention now more than ever; children, some
separated from trie by the wide expanse of
oceans and continents, others by the slender
bounds which separate time from eternity. I
touch the age which the Psalmist assigns for
the limit of manly life ; and must be thought
less, indeed, if 1 do pot think somewhat beyond
the fleeting and shadowy pursuits of this life,
of all which 1 have seen the vanity. What is
my occupation? Ask the undertaker, that good
Mr. Lynch, whose lace, present on so many
mournful occasions, has become pleasant to
me. He knows whut occupies my thoughts
and cares—gathering the bones of the dead—a
mother—a sisier—two sons—a grand child —
planting the cypiess over assembled graves,
aud marking the spot where I, and those who
are dear to me, are soon to be laid; all on the
Eun*ael side of the Father of Floods, the tow
ering city of St. Louis on oue hand the roll
ing stream of the Missouri on the other; and
where a cemetery of large dimensions is to be
the future necropolis of unnumbered genera
tions. These are my thoughts and cares, and
the undertaker knows them.
The history of the first settlement of the
Jews in seems to be lost in the regions
of mythology. De Castro, however, has pub
lished a singular document, which, of course, is
a fable, but which he gives as a tradition
among them. It purports to be a letter from
the Chief Priests in Judea to the Chief Priest
in Jerusalem, and relates directly to the death
of our Saviour.
"Letter of Eleazar.to the Synagogue of To
" Know my brethren, lhat there is preaching
in this city ot Jerusalem, an upright young
man who is called Jesus of Nazareth. He has
worked many miracles, has raised the dead,
has cured the leprous, has given sight to the
blind, feet to the lame, and has caused the pa
ralytic to lake up their beds and walk. He is
a man well beloved by all, humble, kind, and
merciful, serious, ami of a beauty far tran
scending the beauty of the children of men-
He is, besides, a man most agreeable in speech
and powerful in works, and in all other re
• >ec ts, above other men. He has been mui h
followed and worshipped as the Mesiiah. John,
the son of Zachariah, a holy man, foretold him
to us, with the saying ' this is the Lamb of
God.' We have not consented to his death,
which has been concerted, alone, by Ananias
and Caiphas, and the other Chief Priests ; and
we also declared to them, that neither you, nor
any of the twelve tribes living in Spain, would
consent to so sacreligious an act. We remem
ber when Hainan, ordered to the frightful pun
ishment of the gallows, not only our own fore
fathers, but many other Hebrews scattered
through various provinces, and that God so
wrought in the end, that he was bung upot, ' - I
very gallows which be had prepared for 01
ther Mordecai. Oar fathers took cha. ,
from Artaxerzes, and from then learned that
in a very short time would be accomplished ike
works of the prophet Dan iel, in which the Just
•bill hare either been slain, or brought to the
point of death. Remember, likewise, what our
fathers were ■dvieed of by Daniel, when they I
were ia Babylon, whence by hia order and dis
position they came to Spain, where he foretold
to tbem the death of the Just, for which cause
the Temple of Jerusalem would be overthrown.
Also, that Jeremiah and other prophets fore
told ill of all the Jews who remained in Jeru
salem, not desiring to go down to Egypt with
him, the said Jeremiah. But they all speak
well of the good Jews who were sent by God
to Spain. In fine, we beg, that if Jews came
from Jerusalem with letters, they be sent quick
ly to Spain so that we may receive them ; and
that if you receive any thing from us, you do
not accredit it, unless it be sent by James, the
son of Zebedee, a good youth, and a disciple
of Jesus Christ, who was crucified, but as his
disciples assert, has risen from the dead.
" May God take care of you. In Jerusalem,
the sixth day of the month of Nizan."
Li* 0 Within the course of the next fort
night, winds and waves permitting, it will be
the province of the newspaper press to an<
nounce the arrival upon our shores of yet ano
ther artiste, and in many respects the most re
markable one, that has ever opened her throat
for the delectation of American ears. This is
the celebrated Sontag. Oar readers know
perfectly well thnt we have always discour
aged the silly extreme, to which the Yankee
nation loves to push its admiration for for*
eign novelties, and it is therefore with no de
sire to get up an unmerited enthusiasm for
Sontag, that we are led this morning to speak
of her. We trust she will neither carry our
people to such ridiculous lengths, nor take
away with her as much of our money, as did
Jenny Lind. Yet are we right glad that she is
coming, for we confess to an extravagant fond
ness for music, and few among the musical
celebrities that have visited the United States—
none, perhaps, with the single exception of the
Swedish nightingale—have by common consent
ranked so high io the world of song as this fa
vorite of twenty five years standing.
Henriette Sontug was born, of obscure but
honest parents, at Coblentz on the Rhine, in
January, 1809. She will, therefore, be forty
four years of age, should she live till January
next. But let this fact not at all diminish the
desire to see her, since nature has dealt with
her very kindly, and she still preserves, to a
wonderful degree, the sunny glow of her girl-
: sh loveliness. Ata very tender age the little
Henriette became noted for her musical genius,
and when eleven years old attracted much at
tention by her performance of "La PetiteJille
du Danube," in several portions of the Conti
nent. Placed soon alter in the Conservatory
of Music at Prague, she made such wonderful
and rapid improvement that at fourteen, she
entered upon her career as Prima Donna of
the grand opera. From that moment, her ap
pearance was every where one of magnificent
triumph. In 1824, she bore herself with the
most brilliant success upon the same boards,
at Vienna, with Labluche and llubini. At
Berlin soon after, her genius and grace attract
ed to her side a throng of distingusihed and
wealthy suitors, none of whom succeeded in
gaining her affections, although one of them, a
man of rank, had entered the service of Son
tag in disguise, in order to enjoy the privilege
of being near his sweetheart. In 1827, she
made her first appearance in Paris in the role
of Desdemona, and passed the seveie ordeal of
mttropolitan criticism, at a tune when Mali
bran herself was the reigning divinity of song,
with triumphal eclat. It is n fact interesting
to know, and creditable alike to both these dis
tinguished womeu, that between Malibranand
Sontag, rivals as they were for the palm of ex
cellence in llieii department, there never pre
vailed any but feelings of the sincerest
and most unalloyed friendship. But Paris
was not long to enjoy the delightful soprano
of the new candidate. For while yet in
the flush of her earliest success, the young
Count Rossi saw, loved and married her.—
The union was not without some difficul
ties, for the most decided objection was
made on the part of the Count's family to
his alliance with a mere sirging girl. Count
Rossi was &n attache of the Sardinian Lega
tion in Paris,and was, therefore, to look higher
than the green room of the grand opera for his
bride. So said the family, but the Count him
self was of a different way of thinking. Hap
pily, while this domestic quarrel was going on,
the King of Prussia, within whose dominions
the fair songstress had been born, removed
every obstacle to the marriage, by sending to
Henriette Sontag a patent of nobility, with the
title of Mademoiselle de Lauenstein. The
nuptials, accordingly, took place, to the satis
faction of all parties, and the Countess of Rossi
left the stage, as she supnosed, for ever. Her
husband having been sent by the Sardinian
government to several continental courts, she
resided at different times at the Hague, Berlin
and St. Petersburg. At all of these places, by the
engaging sweetness of her manners, and the
variety of her accomplishments, she drew
a-ound her a shining circle of philosophers, wits
statesmen and artists, among whom she had'
the honor to number Mendelsohn and Meyer
beer, the great composers, and Humboldt, the
author of Cosmos. But in 1848, the breaking
out of the French Revolution extinguished the
little /eranant of her husband's declining for
tune, and she was brought once again to the
expedient of maintaining herself by her ope
ratic performances. She appeared first in Lon
don, after an absence of more than twenty
year® from the boards of that city, and after
wards in Paris, and at both places the effect
was like that of a brilliant debut. A Virginia
lady who recollects her as she was in 1828, at
the French opera, and who saw her again in
1848 in the same character, said that lime had
wrought so little change in her appearance,
that it seemed as if the years had rolled back
* ;am, and that she wus yet singing as Henriette
sontag under the regime of Charles X.
Such i. this remarkable woman whom we
•hall soon have an opportunity 0 ( hearing in
America. She comes, attended by her hus
band, who has learned enough diplomacy in
hta country'a service not to entangle hia wife
w.th showmen like Barnum. If ,he Amen-
I can people will behave themselves, and allow
the Countess to aing at reasonable prices, in
•tead of falliog down to worship ber, and run
tun* to auctioaa to pay $50 a ticket tojber con
carta, we will enjoy her music all ths better*
and not be ashamed of ouraeivea after her de
Receiving Stolen Goods.—Yeaterday mora
tog Clement Banks, a free negro, waa bronght be
fore the Mayor on a warrant charging him with
purchasing a caae of medical instruments, worth
•30, knowing them to be stolen, from two boya
named William Fordham and John Cavtnagh, on
Fridty evening last. The instruments belooged to
Dr. David Steel of Petersburg. Dr. S. testified tha *
on Friday morning he left in his office, in Peters
burg, three cases cf surgical instruments. OnF<i
dsy evening he missed one of these boxes of instru
ments, and put an advertisement in the Petersburg
Express with respect te it He was informed Sa
turday evening of the arrest of two boys from Rich
mond for stealing a quantity of jewelry, notice of
which will be seen under another head —named
Fordham and Cavanaugh, at the depot of the Rich
inond and Pttersburg Railroad Company. One ol
these boys was seen with a box of instruments on
Friday last, in his possession, and Dr. S., therefore 1
visited the boys, and after some parley—although
at first they denied any knowledge of the instru
ments—one of them stated that they stole the box
of instruments on Friday morning and sold it on
Fridav evening to a negro named Clement Banks'
who kept a bar 10cm for a man in Richmond
named John Wade, "ihey returned to Petersburg
Saturday morning.
Dr. S. immediately came to Richmond, and on
Sunday morning, procured a search warrant, and
in company with his brother and offict rs Tyler and
Johnson, went to Wade's and Banks' honse, ma le
due examination, End found the instruments in
Wade's house. Clement Banks acknowledged that
he hkd bought the instruments, but would not say
of whom.
Officer Tyler next deposed, that per authority of
the warrant officer Juhnton and the Doctor'#
brother eateied Mr. Wade'e house, and himself and
the Doctor, Clement Banks' dwelling on Sunday.—
The two houses were a'most connected in the rear.
There was nothing in Banks' house, and he denied
selling liquor for Wade. At first Banks denied hav
ing bought the instruments. Then he stated that
he had disposed of them, to whom he would not
iay ; and theij that if a little time was afforded h.m,
he would procure them. Witness then entered
Wade's house. His family only were present;
Wade was absent. At first all knowledge of the in"
Btruments was denied, but on telling Mrs. Wade
that we knew the instruments were there and we
must hare them, she opened a chest and handed
out the box of instruments. Thu was in an up
stairs room.
John Wade being present, the Mayor here ordered
that he should be taken into custody.
Mr. Tyler further stated rt at he charged Banks
with buying the instruments for $1, and he ac.
knowledged the truth of the charge.
William Minor was next sworn. He stated that
he was present at Wade's early on Saturday morn
ing, where he had gone to get some breakfast Two
boys came in and wanted to sell Banks a box of in
struments. He refused at first to buy it. They
then asked a loan of a dollar on the box and they
would return it when they came back from Peters
burg, where they were going. Knew nothing of
the value of the instruments. The examination
here closed, ar,d the Mayor committed Banks to jail
to await trial before the H>;stiugs Court on the lJth
of September next.
John Wade was then examined on the charge of
beirg accessary to the reception of the stolen
Mr. Wade's account of the matter was, that las 1
Saturday morning Banks came to him (W.) while
he was lying in bed, i nd asked him what this box of
instruments was worth. Wade had frequently
seen instruments of the kind and knew they were
valuable. Banks told him that there were two
young white men down stairs from whom he could
purchase them for a dollar. VVaae said Banks
would be justified in buying them. On £oing down
stairs, continued Wade, about 7 tr 8 o'clock. Banks
told m; he had let the young men have tome mo
ney on the instruments, and that upon their return
from Petersburg, they had promised to return the
'oan. I did not want to let my wt e know what
they were, and put them in my chest.
The Mayor also sent Wade on for examination at
the next term of the Hustings Court.
The Flood and its Results —The flood in
James River rose to its highest point yeeterdaj
about 10 o'clock, when it reached a point two feet
below the flood of last Spring, and five or six feet
below the great flood of 1847 In this city, on the
present occasion, the damage is incontiderable.—
The water found its way into some cellars on Main
street, between the City Hotel and the Market
House, but the foresight of the merchants and oth
era in that locality, prevented any loss. And such
was the case at ths milie of Messrs. Haxail. By
great exertion, a large quantity of cflal and other
deposits, on the lower floois of the mills, were re
moved above, in tirre to be saved. At Rocketts,
some damage has been sustained. There the wa'
ter, to a considerable depth, oveiflowed the wharv#s
throughout their whole extent, and covered to a
I considerable depth all the low grounds between
the river and Main street. It reached the doorsof
Messrs. tHaskins &. Libby'e office, and submerged
the street and entered the lower stories of many of
the houses south ol Gillie's creek, 'lhe shipping
remained moored at the usual place at the wharf,
and appeared to be near the centre of |th« stream.
Of course, all business ot lading and unlading ves
sels has been and wiil be suspended intil the flood
shall have subsided. Messrs. Haskina & Libby lost
about 40 cords of wood from the wfctrj, and others
incurred losses to a greater or lew extent, in the
same manner. The work in progress for lengthen
ing and enlarging the mouth of the; Dock, by the
James River and Kanawha Company, has been in
vaded and injured, but to what extent cannot yet
be ascertained. The flood dashed over the embank
ment recently erected below the residence of Mr.
B. Graves, and flooded the iock engine house and
all the operations there. The Falli plantations
were not reached, but we fear results up the river.
The packet boat from Lynchburg, due here on
Sunday morning, had not arrived at a late hour
yesterday evening, the failure attributed to the high
P. S. Ai 10 o'clock last night the had fall-: n
two feet.
Yocng Rogues.—The Petersburg Express, of
yesterday, contains the following in reference to
the exploits of a couple of "bad boys," whose ca
reer of crime commenced in this city not long
since, as the records of our Police Court will show:
Two young lads, aged ten and thirteen years,
were arrested at the depot of ths Hichmond and
Petersburg Railroad Company, Saturday evening
about 6)4 o'clock, by officer Williams. Upon
searching them, a large quantity ot jewelry was
found in their possession, which they acknow'edg
eJ was it ilea from • l'aucy sttre on Bollingbrook
street, near the Military Hall. They subsequently
acknowledged that they had atolen the case of in
stt urn tits hum the < ffice of Dr. David dtetil, which
wis advertised In this paper Saturday morning
They stated that they carried the instruments to
Richmond, and sold them to a mulatto fellow on
Friday evening, and returned to Petersburg in the
early train Saturday morning. We consider it
quite an adroit move in these young rascals—to dis
pose of the ill gotten booty obtained In this place to
persona residing in Richmond. They are both
from Richmond, and have parent* residing there.-
Wm. Fordham,vhe eldest, aaya he lives wita his
parents on Marshall street, near Second; and John
Cavsisgh, an Inoffensive, artless looking lad, sged
about ten years, says he lives on French Garden
Hill. They will come befare the Mayor this morn
Deowkxd.— Early 7" terctay morning two km
of Richard Morris, |h«1 13 •»<! 10 yews, nsmed
Thorn*, and William, proceeded to bathe to
Shockoe Creek. While to the water the younge*
■ob, William, In tome way became ctrangled with
the water and gave evident signs of drowning. Hie
brother swam to bia rescue and succeeded Id bring
ing William near ahore, where he waa seised by
• man whom, we understand, to be named Henry
Wooddy, and brought «afe to land. Thomas'
atrength giving out, he waa swept away by the cur
rent, in the agonies of death. His body waa aoon
afterwards recovered. Tbomaa waa aged about
thirteen, and nobly ottered np hia life to save hia
brotber'a. Coroner Wicker held an inqueat over
the body, and a vt rdict waa rendered of accidental
learu that en and after this day, the cars from the
North may be expected to reach Richmond at least
one hour earlier than heretofore, both by day and
night. Th.'s is accomplished, not through means of
an earlier start from Washington, but by an ar
rangement ol the Railroad Company at same addi
tional expense, which we are certain the travelling
community will duly appreciate. Tne time be
tween Washington and Richmond will then be re
duced to seven hours, which, for a distance of more
than 130 miles, is some thing, according to the opin.
ion ol the Dispatch, wticb, from its name, ought to
be an oracle on the subject of speed. We are
aware that the Northern roads lay claim to more
speed than the one between Richmond and the Po
tomac, and perhaps when their trains are running
may be sligbtly entitled to the credit of it; but
tnen, on the oth -r hand, they often run off the
track, or «top on the way, which never occurs here.
Scspkctkd of Bubglabt.—Buck Foster, a
slave, hired to Word & Pemberton, was arrested
by watchman Bourn on Sunday night, about 11
o'clock,under very suspicious circumstances, on
Grace street, between Clay and Marshall streets
Foster and a free negro named Edward White
were hailed by the watchman, and White dismiss
ed, showing his register. Foster was arrested, be
ing out of track. On retracing their steps a short
distance the watchman discovered a new and hand
some coat, valued at $20, lying cn the ground as
if it bad been dropped by these negro on their
seeing the watch. The coat end negroes were ta
ken to the cage. Yesterday morning, William J.
Smith, tailor, living on Mayo street, near Gennett's,
appeared at court and claimed the coat. He stated
that on Sunday evening himself and family pro
ceeded to church, leaving the key in their chamber
door, and the fi ont entry door unfastened. On their
return, about 10 o clock, Mr. S found the front door
open, a candle in thu middle of the floor of his own
chamber, and the bed clothes in great disorder
about the room. On searching his wardrobe ha
found the coat exhibited in court missing. In an
upper room, tenanted by one of his sons, the t>p of
a bureau was found wrenched off, and a tin box,
containing between fiity and sixty dollars in silver,
missing. A bed key was lying near by, with which
the top of the bureau had evidently been pri zed
The prisoner was examined, but no money
found on his person. The Mayor then ordered the
free negro to be arrested, and continued the case
for further investigation today.
Threatening.—During the progress of the fresh
on Sunday night, many of the merchants Ijcated
nearKocketts were obliged, ia order to save their
goods, stored in collars, to procure assistance in
conveying merchandize to secure, dry places. Two
men, named James Jones and Robert Atkinson>
were engaged as laborers by Mr. Tyler, son of H.
W. Tyler, in securing some property in a cellar-
They subsequently fell out with Tyler concerning
the price of their labor. He then procured negroes
in their places, when Atkinson, indirectly assisted
by Jones, undertook to prevent the negroes from
woiking, and Mr. T. had them conveyed to the
cage. Yesterday the Mayor bound Atkinson over
in the sum ol and Jones in tne sum of $100 .
Daeing Theft.—On Sunday evening las:. a
negro entered the public house, on Franklin street
called Liberty Hall, kept by Mr Gould, and asked
for a drink of brandy. Mrs. Gjuld, who was stand"
ing on the inside of the bar with a watch and chain
in her hand w«rth 825, handed the negro the drink>
when he seized the watch and chain, tore it forcibly
cff of her arm, and made eft'. He was pursued to the
vicinity of tiie chaste locality of the creek, and was
there lost sight of. Nothing has since been heard
of the black rascal. The public should have an eye
to suspicious characters offering watches or other
valuable articles for sale Bnd bring the suspected to
Bound Over.—On Friday, at the instance of Mr.
James Dunlop, of the firm of Dunlop, Moncure <t
Co., Charles I'almer and Thomas W. McCance,
Esq., were brought before Justice Evans for exami
nation, it being understood that an ati'air of honor
was about to come off between them. With the
concurrence of the Mayor, Mr. Palmer was bound
over for further examination before the Mayor
yesterday, he being the challenging party—and Mc"
Cance was required to give $lu(J0 security to keep
the peace towar-'s Mr. P. Yesterdjy the case of Mr-
Palmer was lurther continued until to day.
What is It?—A small tree which has sprung up
on a lot at the corner of Broad and 2d streets
where a Sre recently occurred, attracts the atten
tion of rnauy passers-by. No one can tell to what
class of the tree or vegetab'e family it belongs. At
a distance it resembles a large sun flower, but a
close inspection ihows that it is a growth of wood.
Some of its leaves are about the size of a small la
dies' parasol. Will some person give us its spe
cie's t It i> the growth, and au astonishingly rapid
one, of the present season, on the ruins of the late
fire at tbat place. Until better informed, we shall
term it the Phceaix tree. t
The Steamer Roamoke.—This fine vissel ar
rived at Rocketts yesterday, about 3 o'clock, from
New York, bringing upward* of a hundred passen
gers, and a very heavy freight. In consequence of
the iiood, the anchored in the mi idle of the stream
and conveyed her passengets to shore in her small
boats. We learn thut on Saturday night she en
countered at sea a tremendous storm of ra'u and
wind, which lasted for live or fix hours. Her
course, however, was steady and onward, affording
throughout the whole storm the most satisfactory
evidence of her ability to withstand successfully
•ad gallantly the moat angry elements of wind and
wave. Her arrival at a later hour than usual, is at
tributed to several causes—the storm at sea, the
unloading of a heavy freight at Noriolk and City
Point, and the fljod and tide agaimt her comiog
up James river.
Postponed. —The annual excursion of the Young
Guard, which was to have taken place yesterday
on account of the heavy rise in the river was post,
poned, and will take place, tide and weather per
milling, to-morrow, Wednesday evening.
Dismissed.—A peace warrant procured by Jos.
Coroti against John Bowles, charging him with as
saulting him (Coroti) in the tint Market Saturday,
came up en yesterday before the Mayor, but there
being no testimony to sustain the charge, it was
summarily dismissed.
Runaway.—lsaac Wiiiiams, slave to William 8.
Montague, ran away from his master about a week
since, aad oa yastaaday was recaptured and return
ed to Us mister.
Auaviv.—We have to chronicle a terie* of dee.
panto a**ault» committed on Sunday la*t Oar
dt| police had their hand* fall of buaioet*. A boat
13 o'clock, M., Isaac, slave to Jamm Riley, attacked
another negro named Ben Brant, near the County
Court House, and beat him severely about the head
with an iron ipaaner. The Mayor ordered laaac
39 laahea on yesterday.
In the afternoon, Thomas Fogarty, while under
Iks influence of liquor, seized a broad axe and
threatened to assault several persons in the vicinity
of 22d street, at its junction with Cary street. Ok
fleers Traebeart and Tyler, and Lieut. Wilkenson,
after a dangerous struggle, conveyed Fogsrty to the
cage, in default of §200 security, the Mayor, on
yeaterday, committed Fogarty to jail.
In the same locality Mid at about the aame hour,
Edward Moore, in seeking to obtain revtnge upon
the person of a man named E. McDonagbue, for
an assault committed upon his (Moore's) mother,
was arretted and taken to the cage bj some of the
day officers. lie was bound over in the sum of §50.
Shortly after this and toward* dusk, a man named
Thomas Johnson, while almost craey drunk, com
mitted several assaults upon whites and blacks, in
the vicinity of the Petersburg Railroad Bridge. Of
ficers Pearce, Tyler and Trueheart on undertaking
to arrest Johnson, met with a most desperate resis"
tance. Johnson had finally to be tied, but not before
he had kickcd officer Pearce very severely in the
breast. A man named Samuel Forsyth, it was
proven by the officers, encouraged Johnson in his
resistance, and Forsyth was not arrested uatil this
morning, when at court Johnson was required to
give security in the sum of four hundred dollars,
and Forsyth in the sum of two hundred dollar*.
William Foster, a slave belonging to Stearns &
Brummell, ran purposely against a yaung while
man named William Brown, on Broad street, in the
afternoon, who thereupon very properly knocked
him down. Foster made fight, but was knockcd
down again and conveyed to the cage. He leceived
on yesterday, 13 lashes.
Fibk.—On -Suaday rrtght, between 9 and 10
o'clock, the attention of many pel sons in the cily
was att< acted by the appearance of a large fire down
the river in the direction of Tree Hill. Yetterdsy
we ascertained that the fire occurred on tne farm of
Mr. Wm. B. Randolph, a short distance below the
city, and had its origin in an attempt of an incendia
ry ;to destroy the barn and grain crop of Mr. B-,
who is absent on a visit to the Springs. The fire
was communicated to a stack of straw, evideatly
with a view of destroying the barn and all the
stacks surrounding it. Fotunately, however, the
overseer discovered the fire in time to confine it to
the stack in which it originated.
Attempted Bubglaby—J ohn, a slave, belong,
ing to G A W, laylor, ou Friday night, about 11
o'clock, undertook to effect an entrance into the
offiee of W. N. Tinsley, located near the corner of
Clay and Foushee streets, by cutting through a pane
of glaes He was detected by some negroes, who
were at work near the bake-house, and put under
arrest. Yesterday he received 39 lashes.
Dbunk and Disobdebly. —Jacob Truster wrs
found drunk and disorderly on Cary street Friday
night, and committed to the cage. On yesterday
he was sent to jail in default of 810 C security.
Without Pass—A slave belonging to S. S. My
ers, taken without a pass Sunday night, on yester
day received 10 lashes.
Whipped—Monroe Matning, slave to Dr. Con
way, an outsider Saturday night without a pass,
yesterday received 15 lashes.
Mayor's Court-—We certainly think we have
hashed up for the criminal palate of our readers a
breakfast of the most substantial character. As
saults, burglaries, larcenies, and petty mudemea"
noraare spread out in great variety.
t3F*lt will be perceived by a notice in our
advertising columns that the Democruta will be
addressed to-night, at the Universalist Church,
by Mr. Venable, a Member of Congress, repre-<
aented to be au able and popular speaker.
Yesterday evening, THOMAS ADAM 3, aged 68
yesrs. The triends and acquaints ncesof the lamiiy
are respectfully invited to attend hi» funeral this
aflernjon, at halt past 4 o'clock, from his late resi
dence on 17th street. *
NlGHT.—Democrats ! to your posts. The
Hon. A. W. VENABLK, ol the noble old North
State, will certainly address the people of Rich
mond end the surrouuding country at the Univer
salist Church, on Mayo street, in this city, at g
o'clock, on THIS (Tuesday) EVENING, August
31st. Our whole people are iurited to attend,
au 31—It*
JOB FBlNTlNti!—Merchants and
others desiring Circulars, Cards, ice.,
will nnd it to their interest to call at C . 11 WYNN'B
Office, two doors below Exchange Bank. He has
added another Power Press to nis establishment,
thereby ensuring increased facilities. Satisfaction,
a» to Work and Prices, guaranteed. Remem
ber, Ground Floor, two doors below Exchange
Bank. au24—im
AND CIVIL ENGINEER, clfise 2 doors
from Main, on 12th street, opposite the James River
and Kanawha Company's Office, Richmond, Va.
N. B.—All prolestional business promptly attend
ed to. au a!— i m
est market prices will be given ia cash
for Bounty La»;d Warrants, of 40, 80, or 160 acres.
JOHN K. MARTIN, Pension Agent,
Office No 4 Law Buildings, Richmond, Va
Note.—All Revolutionary claims, PENSIONS,
three months extra pay, tiounty Land*, and all
claims arising out ol the War of lellii, or the Mexi
can War, will be prosecuted with diligence. I have
a lull list of the Revolutionary Officers and Soldiers
in the Continental and State services, in my office,
je 11—3 m* J, K M.
PUBLlC—Particular attention paidti
writing DEEDS and other legal instruments Of
flee in the Law Building, Richrpond. Va my G
NOW OPEN —Hot, Cold and Shower
Baths at ail hours of the day and evening
je 30 2m '
Attend a meeting and drill at your GUN
HOUSE, with Carbines, on Tueaday, the
™""ilat i»st. atß o clock!' M. Cat blues in or
oer lor inspection.
By order of LieutSbine Commanding,
au 31 THOMAS C. BALI., O. 8
FUND COMPANY.—The next regular meet
ing of this Company will be held at BOSUER'S
HALL Wednesday Evening, September Ist,
at 8 o'clock. Stockholders will pay toeir monthly
instalments to the Secretary belore 4 o'clock of
that day, and thus save tines.—Office at the Book
Store, corner ot Main and 11th afeota
au 31—2t B. W KNOWLES.Secreu-y.
Loat, on Saturday morning lsst, a I'oln
ter Puppy, about three months old He is dark
liver colored, and has a white streak dowu his
breast from the throat. A reasonable reward will
be paid for hia delive-y at thia offloe au3l—3t"
a FOB BEMT.—The upper partofthenou>e
o»er my atore, with a kitchen, ia for rent.
au 31—3t* Corner Franklin and 17th streets.
ft I <r MEWAKO.-Our Office, at our t> ic*.
V A v yaid, near Bacon Quarter Branch Tavern,
was entered last night and tha following articVa
stolen therefrom: 3 brass Brick Mould* aad a aix
barrel Revolver. A reward of 13 will be paid for
tbe return of toe artiel**, and 910 for the curie
ttoa of the thief. Parsoaa osloa brass, or founder*,
should keep a lockout for the Brick Moalda, a* the*
will probably be offered for aala.
au 31-3 - GLENN * DAVIS.
rm Prlatfagf
If yon require CARDS, CIRCULARS BILI ft
or PRINTING of any kind, and want work
well done, at the Loweat Cash prices, eall
Dispatch Office, on Governor street, 8 doors from
f3T Degaerreetype. ta the
State »f the Arw-*fi who *ee SIMON?*?
turea for the Dr*t time are struck with thmr b r ,„
truth and strength, and the wonder Is not thatow
once 1. higher than that charged by someotheT
but rather that such gems can be procured at u*«
price. We do not pietend to compete In price with
a novice, whoae only object is the dollar, ressrd Jt
of (be advancement of the art or credit of ,u
lessors, whoae productions compare as f*vor,bl*
with a legitimate Daguerreotype as a figure
upor, a Dutch vessel doe* with the claas.es! Szur*.
of a Michael Angelo; and for which any u
yond the mere cest of the materials used would hi
an extortion and imposition upon the public.
.. ■ M " P - S'MONS,
au 7 151 Main street. Eagle Square.
Once again must we call attention to th«
praises volunteered by the customer* who natrtm
ize the Virginia Skyiight Dagoerrean «
No. 145 Main street, of which Mr. WM. a Pkat-p
is Proprietor. 1
Says Mr. Fabius Lawson: "Mr. Pratt hat taken
four Likenesees of me, all of which were not oo't
satisfactory to me, but have been said by all to be
exact. The one to-day, being the filth, is rather bet
ter than those taken before."
Says Mr. Hurley, of Prince Edward : "Mr Pratt
is the only artist that has ever taken a good' Like
ness of me, the eyes in particular."
Siys Mr. J. A. Winston :•• Mr. Pratt Das this dsv
taken thrne Pictures ol me, which 1 thick perfect m
any I ever saw." '
Says Mr. Sawyer: "The five Likenesses taken
of ineby Mr Pratt to day I consider first rate "
All the above are copies from the album of the
Virginia Gallery, No. 145. Main ttreeL au 2
Secure the shadow ere the suottar.ee fade
Let nature copy that which nature mad ' ;
Think not these Portraits, by the sun light made
Shades though they are, will, like a snadow.fade'
No ! When the lip of desh in dust shall lie,
When death's gray film spreads o'er the beaming
eye, 5
Moulson'* life line Pictures, mocking at decay
Will still be fresh and vivid as to day.
My Gallery is open from tun-rise to tun set, over
Riddick <fc Benson's store, No 110 Main street" whera
I shall be pleased to see visitors, to examine speci
mens, whether they with pictures or not. For por.
traits ol adults by my putent prorets and improved
instruments, only one dollar. A cloudy day is quite
as lavoraole as clear weather
au 18 NoJIO Mais street.
(Va.) ALUM SPRINGS.—Theie Pills ire Diuretic,
Cathartic, Tonic aud Alterative iu their eflects up!
on the system. They excite the action oi the Liv-r
in many cases in which Calomel would huve no ef
fect. They are also peculiarly efficacious in Fe
male Diseases.
The wonderful success which has attended the
use of the Rockbridge Alum Water and Pills lor
many years, in a great variety of diseases, has ac
quired tor it a ceieority rarely ife er equalled, aid
is steadily increasing. The most eminent Chimiits
of the day have examined the Water sad Pills, and
lound it possessed extraordinary Medicinal proper
ties. It has been declared by the best eutnorities
to be a cure for every form of Scrofula, Chronic
Liver Diseases, ali Chronic Diseases of thi S:omac'a
and Bowels, Dyspepsia, Chronic Diseases of tie
Eyes, Mercu-ial ASactions, and paiticuiarly adapt
ed to cases of Passive Uterine Hemorrhage, com
plicated with derangement of the Live-- and Sto
mach, and many other disorders arising from im
purity of the blood.
For sale by Druggists and country merchant!
generally througho'ut the United Stales.
Price $1 per vial, 88 per dozen.
Druggists and others wishing to purchase ia
I&rse quantities, or become A genu for the sa.e i the
above celebrated Liver Pills, will please acdreft
Alum Springs, Rockbridge Co., Va., or
je 7 Columbian Hotel, Richmon
Widow ol' Cuuimuuure Thompson.
Thousand* of I.nriifN Hear tlie Same
Testimony'.—Trnth In Mighty.—''i tiisis to cer
tity that I have been afflicted with an affection of
the liver for some yearn, and a great debilny ol all
my bouily organs, loss of appetite, aad subject to
api.p'txy ol tne brain, violent headache, and n£'ec
tion of the nervous system, which atiected the eyes
so much that I could with difficulty discern lha
features of any person, unless very near, and look
ing steadily at them for some time At the instance
o!~a friend, I was induced to take Hampton's Vege
table Tincture, of which 1 have taken lour bottles,
and have new the happiness to iulurm the public
that the ab've medicine has had the desired eifect
of completely curing all the complaints ! iiate
stated, and, >hank God, 1 now teel better than I nave
felt lor the last fifteen years.
The Doctor is at liberty to publish this certificate,
as I feel it n duty due to biro and tG pereor.s who
are now suffering uuder complaints similar to mice.
Widow of the late Commodore Thompson.
Washington, New York Avenue.
Call on O. A. STRKCKEH and get pamphlets
gratis. See advertisement in today'spa,;jr.
au 19
Great Cure tor Dyspepsia,—Dß. J
75 cents.
I have cured more than five thousand period of
Dyspepsia and Li»«jr Complaints witfl my l>y«pep
tic Compound and family Puis Read in-* follow
ing letter trom a gentleman in Virginia, whom I
never saw. He is one of thousands who are living
monuments of the great cures made by n:y fami
ly Medicines.—J. S. Rose, M D.
Dinwiddir Co , Va., June, 1652.
To Dr. J. S. Rose, Philadelphia—Dear sir: rcr
the sake of humanity, 1 write these few -ines to in
form you and the public generally, ot the great
cure your Dyspeptic Compound has made on me.
In the summer ol IbaO, 1 was attacked with a vio
lent diarrhoea, and alter trying the remedies pre
scribed by two or three eminent physicians tor lo
months, without any effect, and being reduced al
most to a skeleton, and scarcely able to walk across
my room, I accidentally received one of y<ur clr "
culars, in which I found my ditease eXKCt.y de
scribed. My son went to Petersburg and parts**
ed a bottle of tne DYSPEPTIC COMPOUND,
a box of your FAMILY ob ALTERATI v E PILLS,
and to my great astonishment and satisfaction. 1
found gr.eat relief In a tew days; and in two weeks
I was entirely well. At this time I am in better
health t'lan 1 have been in ten or twelve years. In
short, sir, your medicine saved my life.
Your, with respect, GEO. J. JONES.
The above preparations, and all Dr. Rose's cele
brated Family Mt-dicines,
For sale by Adie n Gray, Purcell, Ladd & Co.,
Bennett tc Beers, Alex Duval, R. R. Duval, 0. A.
Strecker, A. Bodeker, Gaynor & Wood, J B.sirS.
i M. Zachrisson and W.P. I.add. 17 16
CHOLbUA, niAuitHfflA, CHO«
NERVOUS DISORDERS, Ac , may b<- cared of
Stabler'* Great bummer Bemedy
None genuiue without tee signature of K- u
Stables, M. D. ,
Chills and Fever*, Ague. Bilious, Remittent
and Nervous Fevers, General Weaknes*, Weari
ness in the I.imtia' Chronic Debility, Jaundice.
Dytpepaia, Sic., may be cured by Stabler surest
Ague and Fever Specific. ~
None genuine without the signature ol K. u -
Stabler, M. D. , , ,
Stabler'* AlteratlTe —A valuable rcm«4yTor
Impurities ot the Slood, Erysipelas, ssj
Rheum, Milk Crust, Rheumatism. BroucUUs, La
laried Tonsils, Sore Throat, Dropsy, Ulcers on :
legs, Swelled Lianas, Deranged Liver, .
Palpation ot the Heart, Tetters, *c, 4.
All ol the above for sale in Richmond by « * '
LADD & CO. R li. STABLER, M 0 .
at' Alexandria. Va
r7*You niUMt not »e prejadleed,»*'
■lT« them a trial ia case* at
*10BBl> a ad CO.HPLAINTw.
Theae annoying and dangerous Uiseaaes are Mourn
ing quite prevalent at thta time, and if not speeanj
cbecaed. oiten destroy the constitution, and not u
frequently ite itself. As a sore and speedy ca .
we know of no leinedy eu«»l to .!
popular m> dicine, BAKiK'S PBBMII.M
BITTKItSi and we then lore advise every one
to give it a trial As a preventive to
ana a corrector aad pur.ier of the Stomach, to
Bitter* are uasurpassed. Ev*ry lastly *bo -*
keep • lew bottles on band. , .
To be had ia Richmond attbj Drag Store*
A. BODEKER, ADIE * Q*AY. ■»fJ' *
4l WO<sd, Maia street; H. jlLAift. Wt *:J x£ I
aad BEABROOK * REEVE. Shocko-Hf, CH an
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