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One of the organs of the "Know Nothing
party, in the city of New York, attacks the
fri.h population of that city with a degree of
IrocUvami malignity which we
the future peacc and quiet of •
S furious upon the Irish volunteer
oZ„ of New York; speaks of them contemp
tuously as "paupers in wlform ' ®" d pr !
.nisoa that if the rumored invasion of Canada
hv the Irish occurs, the "Know hnothings
of New York will most gladly enlist under
the British flag, to exterminate the wretches
who, but for the protection of the laws, they
weuld annihilate now. being convinced that
their destruction would prove the triumph of
the Protestant faith.
Such demonstrations as these, show that
there are elements at work in Northern soci
ety, which portend a far more dangerous tx
phn>ion than any which the South lias to fear.
That region of country seems the favorite
abode of fanaticism—now showing itselt in
a*ti slavery, anon in spirit-rappings; now in
Mormonism. and agaiu in persecution of in
offensive foreigners, who are to be slaughter
ed, partly because they are Irishmen, and
partly because of their religious faith.
Now, if there is a race on the face of the
earth, whom the American people ought to
love and protect, it is the Irish. From the
beginning of our struggle for national exis
tence to the present moment, they have been
our unchanging allies and fast friends. Not
a battle-field of the revolution, of the Indian
wars, of the late content, with England and
Mexico, which has not been stained by the
red blood of Ireland's heroic sons in behalf
of the star spangled banner. Not a naval
action which has not witnessed their gallant
and uncalculating devotion to American lib
erty. They have been the pioneers in that
mighty march of peaceful enterprise, which
has accomplished more for this country than
all the victories of war.
There is not a railroad or a canal in the
whole Union which has not been principally
built by Irish labor. As citizens, they have
shown themselves capable of appreciating
the blessings of their lot in the New World.
They have b«'en true as steel in their loyalty
to the land of their adoption, and, in all the
sectional excitements, in many even of
our wisest native statesmen have forgotten
the dictates of patriotism and the love of the
Union, the Irish have stood, as one man, 011
the side of the Constitution and the Laws, and
ni'v.er, for a single moment, sympathized
with abolition, or wavered iiyhcir allegiance
to the ltights or Union of the States. As a
race of men, none have ever exhibited no
bler and more generous qualities. It will bo
hard to find a parallel in the annals of history
to the self denying and friends
which the Irish in this country have mani
tested to their relations at home. Poor labor
ers and hard working women have saved
from their scanty wages, and transmitted to
Ireland an amount, making in the aggregate
moro than a million a year. It is such a peo
ple whom the "Know Nothings" of New
York humanely desire to exterminate—that
New York, whose public works and splendid
mansions have all been constructed by Irish
It is true that these people generally pro
fess a religious faith from which we, as Pro
testants, dissent; but is this the age and the
couutry to put men to death for their religious
opinions ? We know nothing of the creed to
which the "Know Nothings" belong; we
rather think that as thyy know nothing, they
bdieve nothing. Certainly the Protestants
of this country have no sympathy with the
persecuting spirit which they manifest. The
day has long gone by when any christian de
nomination iu the civilized world would bn
willing to employ the instruments of torture
and death for the propagation of its own opi
nions and the overthrow of opposing views.
It is impossible to imagine anything more in
conflict with the genius of Christianity, anil
more thoroughly demonstrative of the malig
nity, hatred and uneharitableness ot human
nature than the persecution of one set of
Christians by another set of Christians on ac
count of some differences of religious opi
nion. The Divine Saviour, 011 the Cross, in
voked God to forgive those who were cruci
fying him, but men, calling themselves Chrit
tianH, refuse to forgive one another. At this
moment, the Latins and the Greeks, each
bearing the symbol of their eominon redemp
tion, are fighting like dogs for the possession
of the places which were made holy by the
life and death of a lining whose chief attri
butes are love, mercy and forgiveness.
The "Knew Nothings" of New York would
exhibit such scenes in America. They would
disgrace this free government, and the cause
of Protestantism—identified as it is with re
ligions liberty—with the renewal of the bar
barities of the dark ages. Could they suc
ceed. could they accomplish their desire to
exterminate the Irish of New York 011 ac
count of their religion, they would cover the
name of America with infamy, and give to
Roman Catholicism, 111 the profound and uni
versal sympathies of the whole country, a
strength and vitality which it never before
The urk4t Jblmeh his first Concert
in Richmond to night. It will bo tliogreatest
musical demonstration ever heard in this
City; and when we say this, we speak that
we do know. Of course, every man and wo
man who has the slightest taste for the di
vine art of music, will ut least make an ef
fort to hear the great compuuy of musicians
■wayed and directed by the great m \sttk —
the greatest Director of the age. The per
formers are all eminent artists—distinguished
solo players , and whatever they perform is
rendered in perfection with all its effects. all
the conceits of the composer fully and
grandly brought out. Jiy way of interludes
to tbe master pieces, some of the most deli
cious morceauz are given, one we remem
ber is the l'rima Donna Waltz, which our
play-goers heard in Dr. Vkies' orchestra, and
which we hope Ji'i.ufh will give them be
tore he leaves. Another thing we Sctpeak is i
tbe "Katy lHd J'vUa.' That must b« con
ended, hy all mean*. And as we are in the
humor fur petitioning, we will add, Uipt we
trust tfKMI'KLf-ftOHX'a " Mid tvtnmer v\gki'*
l>rtam" will not be omitted. That ire mutt
m '• • * ' ; i ■*'
There are certain things tlm-t we have la
bored long to accomplish, deeming them fur
the good of this city, and among them is tin*
establishment of a Chamber of Commerce-
The Ihtkrksts or Richmond are more
than ever, in our opinion, in danger, and
more than ever is it now necessary that the
wisest and most sagacious of our citizens
should confer and unite together in the di
recting and perfecting of that policy which
is essential to guard and protect them. If
we fold our arms and leave things to take
their course, that course will most assuredly
not be for our good, unless as a mere inci
dental to the good of others. But there are
other interests with their advocates in the
field, which, if not hostile to u.°, in truth, (as
we belieYe they are not) will yet, neverthe
less, from the narrow policy of those who
favor them, be made to take a hostile posi
tion towards us. We must therefore, also,
go to work, and by a combined effort endea
vor to protect ourselves.
How is this union and combination to be
effected ? One of the most proper measures
for this purpose is to establish a Chamber
of Commerce, cr Board of Trade. Such
an institution would produce a combination
of the intelligence and information of the
commercial community—it would concen
trate the commercial sentiment of the city—
and embody for action its energy and power.
We should thus have the intelligence to per
ceive da.iger and the power to ward it oft.
We should have the sagacity to discover in
what way our trade and general interests
could be promoted, and the energy to carry
out measures for that purpose.
We repeat, that never did we so much
need harmony of opinion and exertion among
our people—never were there such forcible
reasons fur arousing the public spirit and ex
erting the public energies. The organization
of the Board of Trade would be an impor
tant step towards this harmony, this waking
up of our people, and we trust we shall
have it.
According to a Paris correspondent of the
Cincinnati Gazette, war is bring
ing to light, especially in England, somewou
derful inventions for the destruction of hu
man beings. The writer speaks of "a long
eongreve gun, which glides along on the wa
ter in a straight line, till it strikes the vessel
at which it is directed, when it thrusts into
its sides its iron head, containing two pounds
of fulminating of mercury. When
the lire attains this reservoir, it explodes,
blowing a hole in the vessel ten or twelve
feet in diameter, which it is impossible for
them to close up, as they do the round holes
made by cannon-balls."
It is believed that, even if the Russian
fleets retire under the inapproachable for
tresses of Cronstadt and Sebastopol, they
cannot be in safety from this gun, which car
ries to an immense distance and far beyond
the reach of any other gun. There are also
sub-marine boats, so perfected that they can
reach and attach a burner to an enemy's ship
without running the least danger; asphyxia
ting balls, which paralyze the erf w for seve
ral hours; burning explosive balls, which ex
plode invariably when they strike; (ire ships
of a n« w and terrible kind; balloons, intend
edto cany inflammable materials, to scatter
over towns, villages and fleets, when the
wind favors such operations; and another in.
vention, still more destructive than all the
rest, but of which the construction has not
yet been made known, except to a very
small number of persons. If these engines
are hot the inventions of the letter-writer's
imagination, Old Nick and his people are like
ly to have an uncomfortable time of it.
' The termination of the Brockcnridgo and
Cutting quarrel in a grand dinner party is a
much more agreeable finale, than an appeal
to arms. The man is a fool who would not
rather carry a half pound of roast beef un
der his waistband than an ounce of lead, or
who would not rather be " shot in the neck"
by a champagne bottle than to have his jugu
lar tapped by a small sword. The late I>r.
Meucei,an eccentric Italian of some genius,
who once delivered lectures in Richmond
and other places on Physiognomy, was ac
customed, when discussing the inconsisten
cies of the world, to ejaculate, with great
emphasis, " Foonny mankind." That excla
mation, Meucci's foonny pronunciation, and
the incredibly ugly grimace with which he
accompanied the words, have fastened them
indelibly upon our memory. We have wit
nessed many curious exhibitions of human
nature, when Meucci's ejaculation has risen
almost involuntarily to our lips. There is a
considerable mixture of greatness and folly,
strength and weakness, virtue and vice, phy
sical courage and moral cowardice in the best
human character. From the sublime to the
ridiculous, from a fight to a trolic, there is but
astep. "Foonny Mankind!''
learn that on Saturday last, a gre; t
number of magnifying glasses, of extraordi
nary power, were employed to find the poeti
cal description of April, on the fourth
of the Dispatch. That choice morceaux from
the Evergreen was not to be discovered. But
disappointments are not uncommon on the Ist
day of April—a fact which, being remember
ed, induced our friends to forego their re
Cvators Anecdote.—A ensa hue been on trial in
Charleston for a few Jays past, In which was in
volved the statu* or route of four brothers, against
whom tax executions liad been levied as free ne
groes—they claiming to bo Indians. The trial re
sulted in finding that they were descendants of free
Indians, and therelnre not liable to capitation tax.
la the course of the ti ial, an allusion beine made to
the hair of the defendants. Uie Attorney General re
lated the following o«r«orious anecdote, which we
copy from the Charleston Courier:
An officer, during the revolutionary war, who
prided himself greatly on bis ueut , bad bwn or
dered to ewt oil the caudal ap,M-«,dage hy bis com
luander. This lie indignantly refused to do, saving
"kt WtfUm die before kr wtuhl part tritt, his i/unte "
He was thereupon arraigned before a Court Mar
tial tor his contumacy ; but the Court Military, ns
the Chancery Courts are too apt to do, but with
better reason than the latter, postponed their deci
sion, Irom time to time, from a reluctance to give
judgment against the oft under. Tim result whs
that the officer died bofore his case hud been adju
dicated, having. under the influence of "the ruling
passion, strong in death," first made bis wilt, df
reetiag' that he should be buried with Iris i/utut un
cut, and ttiat it xhouhl be protruded through a hole,
bored Id his coffin, to give the world " the ocular
demonstration" that he had been linn ally true to
his word, and had died with his <jneur on.
The Cumberland hotel, in Natbville, Teuu , Was
destroyed by fire recently
Mrr.Tis« os Btki> liiako.—Notwiffc
•tanding the iuclemcncy of the weather last Satur
day, a goodly number of parsons ane-nMed at the
Mount Vcthuh Motel test Saturday night, to listen
to speeches from the various candidates for city
Alter the appointment of ft. Tatk Wickkb, Esq.,
to the chair, the assemblage was invited into n large
room in the Richmond nnd J'eteraburg Railroad
depot, where the organisation was speedily perfect
ed by the election of Mr. Alfred f,eweHeji as Secre
tary. Hie rhainnautheo, in hk peculiarly lucid
aud energetic, manner, tfuted the object of the meet
ing, as well as the important bearing it would have
on the approaching elections, and took his seat
Calls wet e instantly inadefor "Lipeeomb," bat as
he bad usually "lead off" before the people, ut his
suifgeptiun, "White,""White," "White," was vocif
erously shouted, and the auditory refusing to re
ceive any excuse, old "Condign' mounted the ros
trum, and was continuously cheered tar several se
Cant Whits, after making his bow, aa 1 announ
cing himself a candidate tor the cftico of llich Con
stable, proceeded to give a biographical sketch ol
his life, commencing wi'h the war of 1?1£, when he
reived a commission in the regular service as!,!; u
tenant, lie described his labors at reci ui! ng officer
at Danville, his arduous duties in Canada, and on
the northern frontier, during which, he was lit two
drawn battles with the red coats. He alluded to
the fail'ireol the campaign in which he wis employ
ed,—his order to return to Virginia to get recruits,
—his coiumfc-ion as Captain,—his repairing to the
mouth of the Rappahannock, where he enlfcled
fourteen recruits, and wag taken with bilious and
ague and fever,—bis receipt of a voluu'ary furlough
from Col. Sta.vahd. and the reduction ol thu army
from one hundred thousand, to five thousand at the
close ol the war. The Captain here took occasion
to remark that up to the time of this spell ot sick
ness, he had never drunk a pint of liquor in his life,
nnd that since that spell he had not lost five days
from ill health.
The Captain, after the war, came to Richmond,
and engaged in the building business, and pointed
to a number of houses which now stood a* monu
ments of his industry. During the reign of mad
ness, about 1817 and 18, when the clink of the ham
mer ceased to be heard, and mechanism was at a
stand still, he was recommended as an officer of
police, by Chief Justice Marshall, Parson Blair, old
Mr. Bootwright. and other?, to I)r. Adams, the
Chesterfield of Richmond, the first salaried Mayor
of this city, an eminent physician and a gentleman
oi great learning, having been educated in Edin
burgh. He was selected over thirteen otbr r candi
dates, and commissioned by "that great man," (Dr.
A) He served under "that gentleman" for seven
years, and with others, by request, followed him to
his grave. He was recommissioneJ by the late Jo
seph Tate, and served under him twelve years. At
his death he was recommissioned by Win l.ainbert,
and served nnder him thirteen years, without mur
mur or complaint. Since then the mushrooms ot a
night had arisen and attempted to villify and cut
him down. The minds of some of the members of
the Council had been poisoned against him by men
upon whom he could put his fingers, aud that body
had reduced him from second to third officer, ta
king oil $j<) from hie annual salary, and thereby
depriving his aged wife and three grand children of
that much of their support. Having served the peo
ple of Richmond faithfully for thirty odd years,
with entire satisfaction, ho now appeared before
thereto receive their verdict on the slanders which
bad been heaped upon him. He next appealed to
the adopted citizens for their support, and aver
red that since 1840 no man had so little to do with
poli'icsashe had. He believed that he was com
petent to discharge the duties of the office if the
people would elect him, and should feel grateful to
all who would give him their support. The Cap
tain then referred to the present office which he
held —thought he had good reasons lor not resign
ing it until lie saw whether he was to be elected to
another, and concluded by repeating the eulogy on
Patrick Henry, of which he declared himself to be
the reputtd author, and stated that he tho.ight he
was capable of writing such a one.
'•I.ipseomb" "Lipscomb," next resounded all over
the house, and as the crowd fell back to permit the
"champion of the people's rights" to pass to the
stand, the air was fairly rent with cheers.
Martin Meredith Lipscomb, Esq., regretted ex
tremely that his competitors were not present to
hear what he bad to say. They seemed ashamed
to meet the '-dear people" in their republican gath
erings—to take the working man by the hand, and
to mix and mingle with the bone and sinew ot the
land. [True, Martin—give it to them.] Not so with
himself. lie was a brick layer—he was one of the
people and was proud to acknowledge them at all
times and in all places. The approach of Spring
did not add to his familiarity, and if elected he
should know thesoverigns as well then as now,
[Good —good—cried several voices.]
Mr. Lipscomb then alluded to the duties and res
ponsibilities of the office, and declared himself fully
competent lor their discharge. He was in favor of
encouraging home manufactures and home dealer*,
and if elected, would not no North to make his pur
chases. (Good, goit Martin—you're the man, was
shouted Irom the crowd.] Such as were sold in
Richmond, were good enough for him, and he
would promise to epend the money that the dear
people might pay him, anions his constituents, and
not in the Northern cities. (Hurrah for Martin.]
The mechanics and working men of Richmond
were his friends—they had never had one of their
class in office, while lawyers, doctors and mer
chants had been represented, and he now called
upon them to come forward and giveliiin their
support, promising, if elected, to keep watch and
ward over the prisoners—never to suffer one of
them to get out by the door, anil if they broke thro'
the wall, lie would repair the breach, without ex
pt-nse to the city [Good again, shouted one of his
hearers ]
Mr. L. continued his remarks for about twenly
minutes, which were rapturously received by his
admiring auditory. He is neither very polished nor
flowery, but is armed with a gcod degree of mother
wit and home made illustration which never fail to
elicit applause from his multifarious auditors.
When Mr. Lipscomb had concluded, Messrs.
Jones and Hicks appeared in turn upon the stand,
and announced themselves us candidates for the
office of Gauge* - . Having given the substance of
their remarks on a former occasion, we deem it
useless to refer to them Other gentlemen,
not candidates, made brief addresses.
Mr. May announced that two meetings would be
held to-m<;ht. one at Goddin's Tavern in Monroe
Ward, and the other at John R. Blankenship's srorc
iu Rocketts. [What will Martin do ? He cannot visit
both.] The meeting theu adjourned.
The inimitable Lipscomb is covering him
self with glory in his nightly campaigns. Tit- skill
in stump-speaking is so improved by practice that'
like the Irishman at the Fair, he only prayaforan
antagonist: " Will some body be plased to tred on
the tail of me coat f" Will some one only stand up
and face Martin? ft would be only to be dreadfully
mauled; but then it would gratify Martin and re
lieve his overflowing anxiety for a struggle—his ex
cess of wrangling antagonism. His soul's iu arms
and eager for the I ray. In the absence of a more
direct hostility, he catches at the ravelled end of a
lateral issue and picks little llaws in quiet gentle,
men's opinions and reasoning as does a mad bull
thrust his horns into a red clay hank, or rub hit; fore
head against a tree, to exercise himself and indulge
a L'rateful feeling derived lrom a collision, however
Warmed up to this pitch of combativenefS, we
would pity the man who entered the lists against
him. We had rather encounter any other man iu
Richmond, were we a debater, than < ur friend Lips
comb ; and we are apprehensive, from the course of
tilings thuslar. and from his well ascertained prow
ess, that he will be left to conduct the campaign for
tin* cilice of Sergeant without the opportunity of
"That stern joy which warriors fail
In foemen worthy of their stee l ."
Martin has stood up for almost eveiy < ffira from
Congressman down. He is a true patriot, and show*
his readiness to serve the people in any capacity.
It is not to he expected thattlie self-srcrificing spirit
which he so patiently displays is always to so unre
Mktp.opoi.itan Hh.l.—The proprietor
of this popular establishment has had tome import
ant improvements made to its inferior during the
past week, which will make it much more suitable
for a conccrt hall than it has horetnlore been. Wa
understand that Mr. Mayo designs having the seats
raised much higher than they now are. so as to
give the entire audience a fair view of nil that passes
un th<' stage, and that he contemplate*oilier changes
ol an important character to the building. From
our knowledge ot him a* an enterprising gentk*
man, we feel warranted in sayln? that no ex|ienae
will be spared to make Mrtrn/iolUan Hull all that
the people ot Richmond can desire it to be, as a
place for public meetings, concerts, etc. Being
very large, aud occupying a central position, it
should lie tnrgiß'id ral ying point for all attraction*
of a public character.
Aprii. mado a gloomy 'lull clouds
•ml aboweea. Saturday liltl- boya woro
playing llu-ir prank*, with bundle* and lettere, and
not t» £-w of tbe umuipiclou* were caught in tie
traiw H<> artlully Bft tor tkmii. We euw nn old lady
pick u|» a iu<itfr i>i iiaiit-f, ui.l pint-tut; ti iu tier ban
ju-t ilfuvetl oil with «s much übi'iuttetu m tlniu-ti
ah" kail found h treasure, while the ibap# who had
pi t-p.ireil i». aeeined to enjoy tku "»ell wilk ieliuite
delight. Well, boya will b« hoy*, make tin- mnut
of llieiu. and at thuir *unny day* arc ol »hort du
ralion, lei tbem bavetbeir apurt, nmiUluibed, while
neither crime nor cruelty are indulged in.
o'clock yesterday triorniog # moat darinf attampt
wai made t" fire anrfbwatha realdrrieeol offleor
George W. 11. Ty If r, t* Jack con street, near Jeffer
son, but fortnunlely it discovered intime topre
vent any scriou* dHinajpv The iuccii'liary lit at of
feded id dlraocA intofliff fronf nateticut room,
thrcuffh the window, but finding nothing in it of a
combust able noiuriv went to this rear of the house
and fot into the back Waaemr nt, which ia used In
the wintertime as a ftorage room. Here he kin
dled two tires ou the floor, plated a nurnberol emp
ty barrels nnd other combustable matter near each
burniitir pile, and then escaped. Mrs Tyler'a sis
ter was the first to discover the amok" and cive the
alarm, a short time after 4 o'clock, when the family
trot up, went down, and with little troulde extin
eiiished thellauieg. From tracks seen nrctuml the
house, it is generally believed that the incendiary
was a negro, who, uo doubt was prompted to the
Je -d liv pome baser white person.
Mr. Tyler is now cooDeeted wi'h'thc Police ol
the city, nnd is one of its must active and vigilant
members. Struigb-tforwarU, correct and impartial
in the discharge of his duties, he mayhfcve made
enemies who are seeking retrenjroljy attempting to
burfi his anil murder his inno-ent family in
the iii-jht tim<; but in the eyes of all riaht t binkin7
persons—men who like to seethe lawn promptly
executed—he is held in high esteem, b-rth as an of
ticer and as a man.
.Charged with Robbery—Our notice
of the robbery ol Mr. Thomas Binns, ou Wednes
day last, in Rocketts, published in the " Dispatch"of
Saturday, has lead to Hie arrest of Francis Fox
wkll, wbo is now in the cage, awaiting an exami
nation before the Mayor. Ilia reputed accomplice
i" yet at large, but the police are on his tracks, and
will r.o doubt lay hands upon him in less than forty
eight hours. If the testimony in the esse is as clear
as we have understood it wiil be, there is not a
shadow of a doubt thai the accused will be convict
ed of felony and sentenced to the State's prison.
Carrying Deadit Weapons.—W hat
can parents be thinking ott to permit their boys, at
the age of ten and twelve years, to carry deadly
weapons? Last Saturday morninsr, while in the
neighborhood of the Columbia Mills, we saw three
lads, with pistols in their hands, ready to tire upon
a doa; who had dared to bark at them as they paas
and were only prevented from doing so by the
appearance of a gentleman who knew oneol them,
and ordered them to put up their fire arms—»uch
license may lcad|:o evil consequences.
Theatre. —Mrs. Ward's Benefit.—
We hope the theatre will be well filled to-night, on
the octasiou of Mrs. Ward's benelit. No member
of the company has contributed i<a much to the edi
ticntion of play-goers, during the season, as tiiis es
timable lady, and the present is a favorable oppor
tunity to show that her efforts have been appreeia
fed. The beautiful play of "The Jewess" will be
presented, besides other attractions, not the least
among which may be mentioned the Fireman's
Add ress, which Mrs W. recites moat effectively.
Mayor's Court.—Ou Saturday last there
was not a tingle case before the Mayor—either cri
minal or civil—consequently vre have nothing to
notice in that line.
Su s p knbi o.v Clock —Bartboleinew,
Watchmaker and Jeweller on Governor street, in
always on the look out for improvements in his line
of business, and when he sees an attractive "card,"
one that will take with the people and add to the
popularity of his flourishing establishment,—he has
the sagaei'y to adopt it, regardless ot cost. On a
late visit to the North, to purchase stock, friend B.
came across a suspension clock —a double lace, nev
er varying time-piece— one gotten up on u new
plan, and having an extra hand to denote t'le ge
conds as they pass—and regardless of pri e, he re
solved that Governor street was the proper location
for it, and forthwith it was trauiferred Irotn the
ciiyol Brotherly I.ove, to his own shoiv window,
where it now continues to move, and day,
pointing unerringly the flight of time as it speeds
along. This clock is a sort of perpetual motion,
and is so arranged that the action on its palates
causes the spring to vibrate, and the clock to swing
to and fro, with as much regularity as the second
hand of a lever hounds from point to point. We
are uot familiar enough with this new time piece of
mechanism to describe it accurately, but it seems
to us, that its inventor has struck the true plan for
constructing an unvarying regulator of time. Those
who have not seen it can call ami do so, and iu the
meantime they will have an opportunity ol purcha
sing watches or jewellery at such prices as are not
always asked for the linest articles in tho market.
Qualifications for Councilman.—That
our readers may understand what are the require
merits of the City Charter to make a man eligible
for the office ol City councilman, we ;;ive the eigth
section ol tho Charter of the City ol Richmond
which is in these words.
"At such election in a ward, nny white main citi
zen of the Commonwealth of the age ot twenty-one
years,fwho resides. in such ward, and is qualilieil to
vote in the city for members of the General Assem
bly, shall have a right to vote, and be tligible as
member of the Conrtril or of tho Court of flus
The above section is so plain that no one can
possibly misunderstand it. To vote tor a geuth;-
man residiug in one Ward to represent another, is
therefore nothing more nor less than throwing away
a vote, ' It*
On the 29th March, by the Rev. Dr Hnghart, Mr.
HENRY A. NUNNALLY, oftbe R. V 1). K. R., to
Miss VIRGINIA A. FOSTER, of Amelia co., Va. *
EXCHANGE HOTEL —C T Goolrick, B Oirard,
Uof Va; J E Jones. Buckingham; M R Crenshaw,
Chas City; Mrs W II Harrison, Amelia; L Hymai,
I'ich'r.ond; C S Carring'on, Va; J B Smith. Nelson;
j Higenbotl am, C Harris, New York; W Psnuill, B
F Halsey, Petersburg; N Leid. Palis; C Hill, lady,
child and svt. N C; I. C Shepherd. Norfolk; H Hud
nail. Chesterfield; D Pulsip and lady. Boston; C E
Clark, New York; W N Berkley, Va; J H Taliaferro,
Hanover; C B Ball. Loudoun; \V H Newbolt and
lady. Miss Prescott, Miss Sargent ana Mi s Newbolt,
Philadelphia: H Stewart, J B Bratton and lady, New
COLUMBIAN HOTEL.—G H Southail, Amelia;
Capt J Cars.in, Liverpool; E Scott, Powhatan; 1) T
Jones, Palask'; L R Roper, Petersburg; Capf R VV
Thweatt, N (ireeu, Chesterfield; T Cape, Va; T J
Powell, J A Burrow, Geo Pile. Tenn; Sand WiliUuis,
A A Walton, W A Puryeur, Buckingham; J M More,
Tenn; W Ball, Mass; T Hodgson, Columbia; H S
Plummer, Home; Jno Bra!*. Petersburg: l> Howson,
T J Jones, WS A.'sop, A J Withers, P W Alsop U
of Va; A H Sheppard, Va; L Bennington, Alb. *
Schr. Fearlrsa, Adams, A'takapas, sugar and mo
ia*3es, t j Dunlop, Motieure & Co.
Schr. C T.Smyth, Hopkins, New Orleans, sugar
and tnolass. s.
Schr. Chieftain, Jones, Noif.jlk
Schr. James Portei, Freeman, New York, ice, to
Griffin fc. Taylor
Selif. Henry Read, Johnson, Norfolk, lumber.
Schr. Falmouth, Decatur, Baliinore. mdse
Schr. J. B. Barnes, Long, Boston, mdse., to Shields
it Somerville
Steamship Virginia, Teal, Philadelphia, mdse. aud
Steamer Pocahontas, Jones, Baltimore, incise., to
Ludlam t Watson.
Schr Delaware, Beckmore, Maine, ice, to Ward
well t Badger.
Brig Cleopatra, from New Orleans, bound to Rich
at iiAvciNf; point.
Brig Alabama, from New Orleans, boatid to Rich*
ARRIVED—Am n. 1.
_ Schr. Joseph Guest, Conklir., New York, ice, Grif
tin It. Taylor.
Bclir. H. K. Dunton, Dunton, Boston, ice, Giillin
& Taylor.
Schr. Chas. T. Ford, Hancock, Petersburg, 'umber
E E. Dodlev.
Schr. Washington Lafayette, Dobbins, ligh'.
Schr. Jauie* T. Kiady. Ward New * ork, hay to M
•owney, csr* to IKnvilln Railroad.
Schr. C H. Boss, ——, to load down the river for
Sehr. Hanover, Whipple, New York, mdse , D
Schr. Judge Baker, Bogart, New York. coal. Win
D Colquitt fc. Co . ,
Bchr Camilla, Shaw, Philadelphia, coal. Win. D.
Colquitt V. Co.
Schr. Chericnke, Kirkmeyer, mdse.., York river.
ger of these Concert* respectfully beg* to an
nounce to the public that the Dollar Tickets, with
the lew lemaiuing reserved acat* for U>-i.ight'*Cov«
c-rt, can he had to day
The sale of tickets for the second Conceit will
cnmmeue« to morrow at Uo'clock, at Mr. Ja*. Wood
house's Bookstore, where *rata can be ■■•cured. Dot
lar Ticket* ean also he purchased at Mr. f. H. Tsy
ior's Music store, aud at the Hall in the evening,
ap i—lt
at present occupied by the subscriber is for
i ant. It U a most desirable location for a Family
Grocery, and being inunedste'v opposite the ftlcl*
moud and Fiadcriakaburg Depot, caunuaods a good
cuuntiy ttadc sl*o. PuMt-sion givoii leiy boom
apS GEO I IfE»tl«0.
ftir.r. First pAr.K.
JUDißorf WARD—
3 P. Bi'l.rrf, 11. w. Pry,
Tho» W MeCancn, P. R. Gratian.
Dr. Chas. S. Mills.
Jas A. Coward in, ft Burton,
Thna. Tyrer, Jas. K .
W. Hitter, H> 3~ u
Tothe Voters or Jeffrsok Ward.—-
The name of vsrious gentlemen have been soggested
to you ss suitable Topre.enta'ives 'n the Commaa
Coiuicil—amongst tbt-m C. J. Sinton and K. MeAilam,
either of whom won Id m>ke most excellent ' e PT*"
sentatives. Mr. Sinton will netserveif elected.
McArUm could not serve if he were to r , £c *! v
vote in the Ward, ss ha «io*s not reside in the WW.
I therefore suggest tfce following "
may obtain your onaulinoUJ support, lliey are
s°od «-» and true. Jus. M Tulbott,
JL O. Husk'.us, , P. H. Boiler,
gj 3—3 t *
Msuifos Waku 'ftclCT —
If. VV Kry, Thos. Tyrer,
\V. O. Paine, Jm toward ci,
Juo. Jones. fl,^or "t
mi. s. Mills, • «*, K^"">
T. w. McCanco. ft. M. Burton
Thesbove ticket wifl be supported by a lorgw num
ber of voters of Madison Ward.
op 3—lt* A "OTf.il.
CI.EHK OF THE I{tr»TlS«iS CotlßT. —A 8
(he nature of the duties connected with this office
may nor be generally understood by a great portion
of the V jfer», I consider it mv duty. a. a citizen, to
call the attention of the people t.) the qualilicntions
neeesaurv. No man can properly perform Ihs duties
of the office witliout leng experience—without a per
fect acquaintance with the routine of fh<- business,
which is exceedingly varied nad complicated. A
claim on the suffrages of the people can be foundsd
only one complete knowledge of the business, a
knowledge which no one possesses or can possess in
the same degree as Mr. Koai:RT Howard, whose ex
perience has extended through mst yrars, snd
whose abilities have recently received the commend
ation of the Court, who appointed him to fill the va
cancy caused by hi* brother's resignation
ap 3—2 i* CITIZEN.
MOND. —At the request of numerous friends, I re
spectfully announce myself asa candidate for the of
fice of Oauger in tlia city of Richmond, at the ensu
ing election, and I humbly beg your support. And
shonld it be jourpieature to elect me, it shall he mv
pleasure to serve you lo the best of my knowledge
Bally! one anc all, for
ap 3—ll CHAS C. LIPSCOMB, Esa.
Caniiiiiate fi>r Grain Measurer —In
compliance with the request ot a nnmbei ot my fel
low citizens. I again offer as a candidate for the office
of GRAIN MEASURKR. Should it be the pleasure
of the voters of Richmond to elec* me, I shall spare
ao pains or exertions to discharge the duties of the
office with promptness and fidelity.
ap ;i_3i* BEVERLY T WELLS.
Messrs. Ewtoks-Having Been my name
announced in your paper of Saturday morning, asa
candidate for CITY OAfTGER, with many thanks to
the friends who have so gt neiously tendered me
tbeir support for tbis otfic**, I most respectfully, at
this time, beg leave te decline.
a p3 2t* E. W. TOMPKINS.
To the Voters of the City of Rich
mond. —In accordance with the wishes of many
frieuds, and urged by a desire foj the office. I declare
myself acandidate t'or Sergeant of the City of Rich
mond, and promise if elected to give to its duties my
best energies.
To the Voters of the City of Rich-
Monu. — 1 rnqpoctfullv oiier rnvs-'lf a candidate for
lo the oflice of SL PKltf NTKNDENT
a P 33t* M. BATES. |
Large Sale ok Valuable Real Estate,
Si.aves, Tobacco Prksses, Fixtures, Sic — I The
particular attention of the puh'ic is respcctfnily
called to the large sale of Ken! Estate, Slaves, To
bacco Presses, Fixtures, &c., belonging to Col. Sam.
S. Myers, to take place on TUESDAY next, the 4th
April, IH.Vt coniuienciiir at 11 o'clock. The sale will
begin with the Slaves. See advertisement for ter.ns,
After tho Rale of the Tobacco Fixtures, will be
sold several lots of pe fectly seasoned Poplar. Baf
tonwood and Cherry Plank, suitable for tobacco
boxes and a tirst-rate Steam Engine
mh 31-dtds GO DO IN & At'I'KRSON, AHcts.
Anniversary ok the Bible Society.—
The annual nieetiugof the Bible Society of Virginia
will be held at the Centenary (Methodist) Church,
in Richmond, on TUESDAY evening, the 4th of
April, at o'clock.
Addresses will be delivered by the Rev. George D.
Cummins of this city, and the Rev. S. H. Co*, L». D.,
ol New York.
Auxiliary Bible Societies are invited to send dele
gates to th» meeting. G. N JOHNSON,
op y—2t* Recording Secretary.
We invite attention to the sale of Hand
some Bi t ii.»in« Lots, and improved property in the
Town of Fulton and Port M*yo, to take place this
afternoon, commencing at 4 o'clock
ap 3 TAYLOR & WIL.LIAMS, Auctn.
HMO TIIE PUBLlC.—Believing tli at Drs.
1- Bolton and Parker have nrraigned themselves
before the tribunal of public opinion, and as they
now refuse to sustain their position, it becomes my
duty, in self-defence, to present an impartial review
of the quibbling and evasion of the said Bolton and
Parker in shifting their positions; for they cannot be
permitted to make such an indiscriminate Essault on
the innocent, and then retire from the conflict, and
enjoy secretly a malignant pleasure in the wrongs
tliey have done.
Th'scourse was intimated in my card of 3fitli-31st
ult, in case they declined my otter, which they have
■lone. The whole will appear in the Dispatch on
Wednesday, the sth inst.
ap3—lt* GKORGF, H. JONES.
XTOTICE —The firm of B. & S. JONES
i. * is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The
name of tho firm hereafter will be used by either of
the parties, only tor the purpose of closing their lute
business BURWKLL JONF.S,
April Ist, 18il
The subscriber having rented the store,
corner of SRli and Main streets, occupied by B St S
Jones for the last 17 years, and having purchased a
portion of their remaining stock of GROCERIES,
among which may be found some very superior old
BRANDYand VViNES, which have been in the
house of B. & S. Jones for the lust ten years, ha is
now lidding to bis stock a full supply of choice FA
MILY GROCERIES, and iuvites his friends and the
friends of the late concern of B. &. S Jones, to give
him a call; and proxiis-s that no pains, on hia part,
shall be snared to give satisfaction.
One of the late concern can be always fuund at *he
o'd s'aud, where he would be pleased to s«e his
fiiet ds. SAML. M. BAKER.
Riuhmund,April Ist, W54.
We most eheerfitlly recommend Mr. S.
M. BAKER, who has been incur employment for
the iast si* years, to our old customers and friend*.
April Ist, 1854. ap 3-fit*
Dress Silks and Dres* Goeils, liniug disposed of
daily by llie subscriber*, who have a full assortment
of the abova good*, consisting of checked, p'nid.
plain, striped ar.d broca.le Silks; rich printed and satin
a' rtp- ci Bareges and Tissues, aud solid colors of the
same; Ginghams, Lawns, Jaconets and Mus'ius, in
the; greatest variety. Their as«ortment iu White
Goods and French Noectft'wirk Embroideries excels
anything ia price and variety, ever ottered by them
A call from ail in want i* respectfully solicited.
ap 3 RIO Broad street.
sterers and Paper Hangers, have now iu store
their Spring Stuck of French and America* Paper
Hangings, amongst which are some of the richest
Gold, Velvet and Silver Pnptrs for p-rlors. Also, a
vi-netal assortment of Floor and Table Oil Cloths,
India and Cocoa Matting, Window Hh*d»s and Blinds,
with a gem lal stuck of Curtaiu and I'pholstering
Grinds, all ot which will be sold on fair term*.
Paper Hanging and HpWsteriti.g attended to punc
tually in town orcouatiy. ap 3—'lm
NORTH fcTATE, Capt. Cameron, is now receiviug
freight for Lyuchburg. a'd will leave on WEDNEB
ap 3 3t North aide Basic.
jmrrnti FO K LYNCIIIWRCj"—
■EEE23SB Boat DESPATCH. Cant. Hawkins,
i* now loading aud will leave WEDNESDAY eve
ap 3 LEK & CO., on the Rails.
BFOK KENT—A desirable Losing
ROOM, at the corner of llth street. over the
(tore ot Knot* leafc Walfoid Apply to ua
4 \HLEANiS MOLAiSSES, in wlude aud
VF half hhls , for sale by £. H. SKINKEft,
*P 3 Caryat.
RINDSTON E 8 —Nova&6oti»
Grindstones, ussoimd sues, for *al« by
»P3 » H BKINKER. Caryat,
X am now leeeiviug the followlug bland* of tune
nor Family aMI Bakei's ft (Mir: Gonito, Mt Hblon
MtCliiuj, Patrick aud Clio*'*, For tale by
"P-* J. J ft*.
£*» he will |!ra
Being Uia 17"t b Ct'ncerl io the United R»at»*. (pri >r
to hiadepnrtnre with W» Orchent-a for the Northern
citlea and Knfnco In to felifii hla engagement
In London and Parti ) upon wh'ch ore**icm he will b.»
The following Programme wiil be praaentcd :
Ov>r'«-e—"Maaar.iello." Auh«r.
Quadrille —' Califorr.iau" Juliien
Symphony—'"Tho Allegretto in B flat,
from theSyrapbonT in E" Beethoven
Gr*i>d Aria —Krom "Liici* di La'niuer
ijiowr," .' Donizetti
V*l«»—"La Prima Donna." Jollier.
The Soioa and Cadenza* for Comet-*-Piaton, pei.
formed by HKRR KOKNIO.
Sjlo—Clarionet Waiiic
Quadrille National Juliien.
arranged with twen'v aol;>a nnd varlationa, perform
ed by ttvciity of M. Jallien's Solo performer*.
Grand Operatic S< lection and fantasia.. Mayerb*er
From the Opera of " Lea Huguenota," arranged by
Jullieo, with hi» celebrated Solo
3 rag—"Where the Bee Sneka," from the play
of he Tempeaf Arne
Due—Two VUlina Moilenhauen
Polka —"The Sleigh Polka" Jullieo
Soloe Oboe—"Sonveniradea Montague*,"
with imitation of French Bagpipe* Lavlgne
Gallop—"The Target" Jallien
Detcriprive of a Grand field Day and Target Prac
Ticket* to all part* of the Hall, 91 ; aecured seat'
50c. extra.
Ushers will be ia attendance to (how parties to
their *eaf*.
Do-.r* open at 7: Concert fo commence at 8.
Tickets to b« had at the Bookitore of Mr J \MKs
WOODHOUSE, where *eat* mav he secured ; alio,
at the Music atore of Mr P. H. TAYLOR.
And Selection* from the ' PROPHET."
Farewell Benefit of Mi*. \V. WARD.
MONDAY EVENING. April 3d, 18.54,
The Drama of
Eleagan Mr Ward.
Rarha"), (the Jewess) ....Mrs. Ward.
DANCE ..Mis* M. Partington
FIREMAN'S ADDRESS, in eo*tame....Mia War-'.
SR keep on hand the largest asoit .-erit of (Boys'
iff and Children'* CLOTHING to bo found Li
tin* market, of my own make, which will to
it.ld at reasonable pries Those in waut will dt> w»ll
t.n {five me u call, as I keep the latest stylr » to fit
Boys from sto 15 year# old ; and, when preferred
will make to order. M y stock now on hand embra
ces every article usually called for in my line of bus
nesa. (live me an early call.
(Late Smith it Marvin,)
ap 3 St No. 114 Main street.
U S - MAIL LINE.—Str-an
AFTKRNOON at 4 w'clock for NEW VOKK, via
Freight received to day (MONDAY.) at 12 o'clock,
and op to the hour of 1 o'clock, P, M., TUESDAY,
the 4tli iust.
Passengers are requested to be on beard before 4
o'. locfc, P. M.
Ticke's and Bertha secured at our office, Bout l side
of the Bttsin.
N B. The ROANOKE will leave SATO It DAY
MORNING next at 7o'clock. apt— 1L
DELPHI A.—Freight received to-day, (MONDAY )
at 12 o'clock, and up to the hour of I o'clock. P. M .
TUESDAY, 4th in»t. for the atovn places.
Shippers to Philadelphia will liud thin route ■ n
ch-ap and as expeditious a< hiiv other
brick Dwelling on Third street, between Main
and Franklin, recentlv occupied by Philip M. Tabh,
E*o.. is f r rent. It has been lately tbormghly r< ■
paired throughout, and is, therefore, in good condi
tion. Alia hed, arc a *>en house and a flower gul
den. together with other improvements and conve
niences, renderiig tha residence a very de-irable one
for a large family. Re.nt #o, r ®j>-r annum.
ap 3 TOLER At COOK, Agents.
FOR SALE—A most excellent
A y v Saddle and Harness HGRSE, yonng, *><unu
and perfectly gentle. Apply to
mh 31—St* Near Shcckoe Warehouse.
FOR SALE—I elegant Rocka
way, the finest, in all respects, in this
city, for sale low. A-l'ply at thi» office. Mb 34
One Door FroiS thf.Post Office.—Autiio*izm>
Capital, $300,000. —This Company will take FIRE
and MARINE BISKS on as favornble terms as any
other Company of equal responsibility.
O. F. BRESEE, Actuary.
Samuel Marx, Cashier Bank of Virginia, Richmond.
J A.Smith. do. Farmers' Bank of Vs., do.
Joseph R. Anderson, Esq do.
T. A. Tidball, President of the Bank of the Valley,
Henry M. Brent.. Cashier of the Bank of the Valley,
J. II Sherrard, Cashier of the Farmers' Bank, Win
Hon. James M. Mr sen I*. S S., Winchester.
U. W. KNOWLES wiil reeeive application* as
heretofore. mh 28 dim
CITY ELECTIONS.—In pursuance «.t
"An act, revising and reducing into o»« act, tbe
provision* of th»Chaiter of the City of Richmond,"
pmcM-d March 30th. IR-li, an election will held on
WKDNKSUA V. the Hli of April, 18.M, for member*
of the Council, member* of the Court of liu>tin«4, a
Mayor and other office raof said city.
1 n J F.tTBRsoN Ward—At the Kirai Market IIon«e.
In M tmsoN Warij—At the City Hall
Anu in Monroe Ward—At the houae on tiie
Soutli-weat corner of Broad and Kouahee atresia,
n.l.a-dtdc WM. P. SHKPPARD. C. C R
APPLE CIiKE.SE; a nnall lotof country ruled
Hatim, »iiiall tlw and very nupertor; also a iotof«u;n. r
cm«d Hainj, of the belt brand*; likewise K«m Breaar
Piece*, Middlings, and Shoulder*; Smoked Beef; Href
Tohgae*; nuperior Lard in pail* and in bbla.; No. I
large Mnrkerel; Ti)ii;H' », Souuda and Codtifh; alio.
Coffee* of the beat <iualiti>a; Kugara of all
a aupcrior aa»»rtmeul of the lineat Tea*; Loudon Pol
ler, in 'it. and pt bottle*; Pickles, by the barrel or
gallon; Chocolate; Rice; London and American Mm
tard; Kiuid; Syrup; Mulacaee. and every oilier article
in the grocery line lor family u*e, for «ale be
mh 2) Im Main, between 7th ft»d Bth «ta.
APPLES. Kor aale by
Kir at corner above Unit-id Alalia Hotel,
mh 28—lw
GUANO. —We nrw m»w prepared to
make engagement* to deliver minima No I
PERUVIAN UUANO.intbe month ef July lies'.—
Peraona withing to he I'arniahed, will p'eaau aend hi
their order* at once.
-/very cheap at wholeaale to the trade, by
-4 iILS, oIlsTuTEs —2<» bbl«. rwfiwl
Lard Oil; 31 bblaTanner* nud Nealefoel, lWt>
gala. aperm, aolar and whale, tformlaby >
_*Pj BENNETT h BEERS. Uraxjtiat
mM> bbla. and J bbla., freeh from the ftpHof*
•P * Drwggiat*
XX another aupj.iy ol ihoae beeatifel Haiti Mautil
ia*. Mack, while nod colored
L»ae Mauiitlaa de do. do.
Ribbon end Velvet Tiiwtukaf*
Black ami c >Hd Faraaola, in great variety
81 piece* uo»o of thoae t'aat eoi'd Lawn*, at
lah Mi , >tt Main *»eet
I. Toilet, all alzta, andao'iia vaij haud«m»e, »"»
ten,'' aa ~

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