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We spoke yesterday of the importance of
a Chamber of Commerce to the interests ot
this city. We trust that the subject will be
borne i'„ mind by all who have the prosperity
of Richmond at heart, and that there will be
* speedy movement in regard to it. There
eeems to be a strange apathy among oar
people, a want of energy and concert of ac
tion in reference to matters in which Rich
mond is vitally interested, which to ns is to
tally unaccountable. Whilst Alexandria, Pe
tersburg. Norfolk and Lynchburg are em
ploying the most active and untiring exer
lions to make themselves important commer
cial places; whilst there, we see the people
united and moving forward as one man, we
are resting upon our oars in Richmond, con
tent to be carried with the tide, and forgetful
that the tide may set against us, and carry
us behind all our competitors. And there are
some ugly symptoms that, unless some united
and combined effort is made by our
Richmond will not be permitted to remain
the Queen City of Virginia. Of late years
the Legislature of the State, in regard to im
provements, has not been of a character to
secure to Richmond that participation in the
- benefits of public works to which she is fairly
entitled by her contributions to the public
treasury. At the present moment, she is
placed in the forks of two great railroads—
one leading from Lynchburg to Alexandria,
and another from Lynchburg to Petersburg
and Norfolk, leaving us without any direct
connection with the great Southwestern
Road, to which Richmond subscribed 8100,-
000; and, by the way, she was the only city
except Lynchburg that did subscribe to that
work. There was, however, another work
which, if extended to the Ohio, would have
accomplished even more for the trade of
Richmond than the Baltimore and Ohio
Railroad is achieving for Baltimore. The
Covington and Ohio Road would have united
Richmond with the richvalley of the Ohio, at
a point having every advantage over that of
Baltimore in the command of the Western
trade ( and uniting with the vast net-work of
railroads through out the Western and South
western States. This road, so important to
Virginia and to her metropolis, the last Legis
lature refused to aid by tbe expenditure of a
single dollar. Is it not time that the people
of Richmond should begin to wake up, and
by combined and energetic action, prepare
to defend and advance their interests? Nei
ther the man nor the community ever pros
pered which did not help themselves. Rich
mond has acted nobly and contributed liber
ally in put times, but her liberality has not
always been judiciously exerted; nor, after
all, has she made such outlays and borne
such burthens as many cities in other States,
and as she is herself capable of. But the
time has come, when she must rouse herself;
When her property-holders and men of capi
tal must awaken and put their shoulders to
the wheel; and when we must have nnity of
counsel and action. For this purpose, a
Chamber of Commerce is essential. With
Buch an organization as this, and with syste
matic and energetic efforts, Richmond will
advance at a rate which will make her pre
sent progress seem a snail's pace; she will
avail herself of all her great natural advan
tages; surpass the expectations of her best
friends, and crush forever the efforts of the
petty malice which is incessantly yelping at
ber heels, and almost barking its little heart
out with spite and envy.
The House of Representatives has made a
good beginning in passing the six-steamer
bill by a large majority. That act will atone
for much of the waste of time, and for a good
deal of the nonsense that has been uttered
in debating it. Our only regret is, that the
number of vessels is not larger, and that the
amendment of Mr. Lyon, of New York, pro
posing sixteen vessels instead of six, was not
adopted. But the exhibition of a disposition
to increase the Navy at all is worth some
thing, and six propeller frigates are better
than uone. As propellers can be adapted
to ships of the line, frigates and sailing ves
sels already built, why does not Congress
make an appropriation to convert twenty or
thirty vessels of our Navy into propellers ?
These,jwith the six new frigates, would make a
respectable beginning for a modern Naval
force. However, let us hope that the present
bill will pass the Senate.
Col. Benton's speech against the bill was
flimsy in the extreme. When he admitted
that we ought to have a Navy large enough
for the protection of commerce, he conceded
ever}'thing that the champions of the bill
could desire. With an outbreak of European
hostilities,»we should soon see to our sorrow
how entirely inadequate is our present Naval
force for commercial protection. As it is,
even in a time of peace, we are obliged to
pocket insults and outrages, in the various
quarters of the globe, particularly in the
neighboring island of Cuba, simply because
we are not able to resent insults. Col. Ben
ton thinks there is no danger of a war be
tween the L nited States and any European
power. Perhaps not. But the best way to
prevent war is to be prepared to meet it.
The extension of thin road to Staunton is
already showing some of the advantages to
commercial intercourse which h will secure
to our city. The Staunton Vindicator men
tions that one of the merchants of Staunton
received a bill for goods ordered from Rich
mood one morning last week, and had the
pleasure of receiving the articles on the eve
ning of the same day by Railroad. "Here
tofore," says the Vindicator, " goods would
reach here sooner from Baltimore, by way of
Winchester, than from Richmond by Kailroad
and wagons."
—Last night was a mod: brilliant and suc
cessful affair. The audience—a foil and in
telligent one—was delighted. Wo have no
doubt the demonstration last night will fill
the Hall at the seoond Conceit of to-night.
The stoamoi City «f RichmondleftPhiladelphia
st bar regaler time on Saturday for Riehtwmd, bat
rttaraad a«aia ta ma evaatag, dlesMeA-tom wiut
eeuso we have not teamed.
We are most happy in the prospect that the
approaching- Commercial Convention at
Charleston will be the largest which has yet
been held in the South. All the important
towns of the Southern States are appointing
delegate*. The right spirit is aroused among
the people, and if that spirit takes the right
action, the day «f Southern independence is
at hand.
This is no spasmodic or evane«eent move
ment. The annual meeting of the Southern
Commercial Convention, and the Bte*dily in
creasing interest which each meeting devel
opes, prove that the Soath is atlast thoroughly
aroused to the value and even necessity of
commercial independence. She is beginning
at last to realize that it is vain for her to
look to the federal councils for any measure
which has in view her prosperity, or in which
she can obtain even the vindication ofher equal
rights. She sees that the only hope even for
the preservation of her domestic institutions
within their present limits, is in the develop
ment physical power enough on her part
to protect them. She must look henceforth,
not to Congress,—which only knows her as
the goose which lays the golden egg of pub
lic revenue, and which may be cut open at
any moment that abolition madness may sug
gest,—but to her own energy and exertions.
She has within herself the resources of an
empire; she has agricultural and mineral
treasures with which the North cam.ot com
pare ; she has every advantage and variety of
climate as well as production; she has har
bors which could float the fleets of a world,
and illimitable water power ; she has labor
in abundance; and yet, she is behind the
North in power and population, and occupies
in that confederacy of which she was once
the brightest ornament, an inferior and
provincial position.
What is it that she needs? The answer is
given in two words—Commerce—Manufac
tures. For these she has every facility, and
to these she must lend all her energies. It
is these which have enabled the people of the
North, dwelling in a rugged and barren land,
to build up magnificent cities on articles of
Southern production. Hitherto the South has
neglected them. Living in a land of plenty,
and supplying with ease every necessity from
a generous soil, she has not felt that sti
mulus to exertion which spurs the dwellers in
less favored regions to activity and enter
prise. But the time has come, when the peo
ple of the South can no longer afford to in
dulge their ancient contempt of commerce
and manufactures. The time has come when
their prosperity, nay, when self-preservation
demands that they diversify their industry;
build factories, and make for themselves eve
ry article which they need; connect them
selves with each other, and with the Missis
sippi valley by railroads and canals, and es
tablish a direct tradewith Europe. Allthese
objects may not be at once accomplished, but
the periodical interchange of opinions and
views at the regular recurrence of Commer
cial Conventions, and the warmth and light
which will radiate thence to every corner of
the South, will hasten the glorious hour when
the South will be prosperous, and powerful
and independent.
Our only wonder is, that she has so long
been willing to remain a "hewer of wood and
drawer of water" for those who repay her
only with wrong and insult. We scarcely
take up a paper in which we do not see ac
counts of large numbers of slaves enticed
away from their masters. If an effort is made
to recover them, the constitution, the laws,
and the officers of the law, are all set at defi
ance. In Congress, a bill recognizing the
equality of the South in the Union, is suffo
cated in Committee of the Whole, while the
mere prospect of its passage so enraged the
North, that even clergymen preached sedi
tion from the pulpit, and professors of col
leges threatened dissolution and civil war.—
Can the South forget these thin gs? If she
can forget and forgive them; if, after such
insults and outrages, she can resign com
merce and manufactures wholly to Northern
hands, she has a spirit more servile than that
of the humblest menial, and richly deserves
the ignominious vassalage which will be her
The Mail alludes in proper terras to the abuse
poured out by the Northern press upon certain
Senators, particularly Messrs. Everett and Claytom
for their recent course in the Senate.
The Whig comments upon a memorial of sundry
citizens of Halifax in favor ofthe establishment of
Free Schools in the Commonwealth. There is no
subject of more importance, says the Whig, nor any
surrounded with more difficulties. All schemes
are objectionable in some measures, but fewer ob
jections can be alleged against this Halifax proposi
tion than against any other. The leading features
of that scheme are—a general system of Free
Schools throughout the State, to be supported by a
general and uniform tax upon the people. The
Whig then alludes to the difficulties that are inse
parable from any scheme of general education, and
points out the way in which they may be overcome.
Especially is it the duty oi the Protestant Clergy to
takethe matter in hand." While they have been
sitting with folded arms, the Cntfcolics have been
busy. We see no such activity, no such system in
the operations of the Protestant clergy. By the side
ofthe Romanists, they are drones;—and to some ex
tent, they have become tainted with the prevailing
vice ot the age. They will not preach without pay.
With considerable force, the Whig continues its
arguments in favor of general education, significant
ly remarking, by way of illustration, that every de'
cade exhibits a rapid and fearful increase of the
maaa of ignorance, in 1840, the number ofthe un
lettered in Virginia amounted to 60,000. Jn 1850,
it exceeded 80,000. At this rate, It will not require
many centuries to extinguish all knowledge of let
ter* in the State. 6
YVe observe among the editorial articles in tii«
Enquirer, one on The South and Direct Trade.
The leading merchant, of this and every other
Southern etty, and all Southern men who .r« „
to direct trade with foreign porta, aa the great want
of the timea. They all desire direct trade thev
write and talk in that behalf, but so f,r thev
have done nothing more, except to make fruition
applications to State legislature*, for governmental
aid. They have been, and are now, llliutraling the
fable ot Hercules and the Wagoaer. The Enquir
er regards this aa the fatal error of the day. If
Southern men would st once reconquer the spoils
of lbs forc%a trade, they must no more call on Her
cules, bat put their shoulders to the wheel, and keen
them there until their taak is accomplished. The
Enquirer suggests to the Charleston Convention
tkisplaa, aamely —Let the men there assembled
fetarmtee to run packets from one or moreSoitth
an paMS- r and,«a obtain theroqusSe fuada to bufld
aad equip these vessels, let then open books of sub
scription ia every Southern State.
The i>s»«y Pott has several weil-written articles
Fire.—Teiterdsy morning between flie
hours of 3 and 4 o'clock a Br* broke out in the live
-3r stable of Mr. Ttham Puck eft, on the South afde of
race street between 16th and Hth streets, sad be
in* «itas>«d in the centr a r a neat i f small wooden
buildings, spread rapidly East and We*, and Waa
not checked until seven tenements were bgrot to
ashes, and five others damaged. The scale bouse
and No. 1 engine on 17th street were on fire several
times, but were as often extinguished with very little
damage. Eaat of tho stable were two tenements
occpuied by Susan Beveridge and another woman,
which were consumed. On I7tfj street, the flames
bore Southend consumed the tenements occupied
bv Robert Alien, Weston, James Hicks, Ma
tilda, a colored woman, and Brown and Sharpley,
when they were checked and subdued. West of
the stable, on Union St., the wagon making estab
lishment of Thomas M. Johnson, the blacksmith
shop of Jamea Mcßride and the carpenter shop ol
Win. McAllister were slightly injured. Mr. Mc-
Bride loot about 9450, by the destruction of his
hooks and other property, upon which he had no
insurance. Mr. Johnson's loss Is probably $300;
and Mr. McAllister's loss Was very small. The sta
ble was owned by Mr. Baeby, upon which be bad
insurance in the Virginia Fire and Marine office of
♦600. Mr. I'uckett, who had leased the property
and improved it, lost some $800 upon which he
had no insurance, and Dr. Wilson, a horse doctor,
loat about $1000 in medicines. There were nine
horses in this stable belonsing to different persons,
six of which were burned todeatli. Two or three
of the tenements belonged to Mr. Ryan, upon one
of which he had an insurance of $450. Mr. Tur
ner also owned several of the tenements, but we
are unable to say what insurancehe had, if any.
Most of these houses were occupied by very poor
people, and as many of them lost their all, besides
being thrown out of doors, their situations are very
The aggregate loss by the fire will not fall short
of $(>,OOO, —a heavy sum to be taken from the poor.
How the fire originated no one can tell, but most
likely it took from some of the stove-pipes iu the
neighborhood, and but for its timely discovery and
the unprecedented efforts of the firemen, who la
bored constantly to check the flames, there is no
telling where it would have been stopped.
Arrest of Robbers.—The police have
succeeded in capturing Francis Foxwell and Wil"
llam McKinney, alias William McDowell, charged
with robbing Thomas J. Binns of $30 in money, on
the 29th of March last, and yesterday the accused
were arraigned before the Mayor for examination.
The evidence proved in substance that Binns
came to Richmond from Charles City county, with
a load of fresh fish, for which Jas. Brown paid him
about $30 in money. On Wednesday, after indul
ging quite freely in intoxicating drink, Binns
mounted hiscart and started home, but on getting
to Kocketts bridge he saw Morris Harrif, a free
man, who he knew very well, and feeling in a treat
ing mood, called Morris and sent him for three
cents worth of whiskey, which the two drank.—
Binns then got out of his cart and passed along un
til arriving near William Thacker'e grocery, when
he began to cut capers, sing and dance, and the
prisoners, teeing that be was fuddled, gathered
about him to try their hand at speculation. While
thus engaged, Mr. William Colgin passed by, and
seeing Binue, advised him to get into his cart and go
home, telling him he had drank enough—that he
hnd better take care of his money—and that there
were those around him who would rob him if they
got an opportunity of doing po. The prisoners
were then close to him Mr. Colgin went home,
leaving the party where he found them. Mrs.
Bridget Hart, residing near the scene of the rob
bery, beard Binns singing, and watched his actions.
She saw M«Kinney put his hand on B.'s shoulder,
walk about with him for a time, and then saw McK.
thrust his hand into B.'s pocket, (where the money
was deposited in a shot bag) take something out,
put it into his own, and then,' in company with Fox
well, walk off. She then came into the street,
charged the robbery on McKinuey in the presence
of Foxwell, without his denying it, and then went
into William Thacker's store and told him what had
happened. She recognised the prisoners as soon as
she saw them in court. Braddock Holmes, another
witness, saw McKinney have Binns by the wrist,
endeavoring to pull him round the corner of the
fence. Foxwell was looking on at the time.
The evidence throughout was of the most con
clusive character, leaving not a shadow of a doubt
of the guilt of the parties.
After hearing five or six witnesses, the Mayor
sent the prisoners on to the next term of the Hus
tings Court, to answer for felony, remanded them
to prison, and recognised the witnesses to appear on
Monday next, to give testimony on behalf of the
Extensive Sale.—Messrs. Goddin &
Aptebso-n, Auctioneers, will pell by auction this
morning, commencing at II o'clock, some of the
mon valuable real estate in the city, a number of
likely Haves, with tobacco presses, fixtures, <tc.,
owned by Col. Samuel S. Myers, heretofore one of
the most extensive manufacturers of tobacco in
Richmond. To capitalists and others who have
money to invest, this is the most favorable opportu
nity we know of; and as the sale is to come off, all
who desire purchasing valuable real estate or ne
groes should be in attendance.
Nina.—This beautiful animal, whose re
markable performances on the "Broad Rock"
course last fall, made her name familiar to every
lover of the turf in this country; and whole reputa
tion wai fully maintained at the Augusta and
Charleston racea, the past spring, where she was
permitted to walk and gallop for the largest purses,
without a competitor, and where, unfortunately,
she broke down, after winning the "Handicap" on
the Washington course, arrived in this city on Sun
day last, and is now at "Earnest's stables," on
Council Chamber Hill, where her hundreds of ad
mirers can get another look at her. She is to be
taken to Maj. Dogwell's farm, in Ilaimver, who de
siens breeding trom her by the Hon. J. M. Bolts'ce
lebrated race horse ■•lUrtHue," so well known
throughout the South.
" To-day" ie to be the name of a newspa
per published by Mr. N. A. Sturdivant in this
city, at £ 1 per year, and devoted to the advocacy
of the Temperance Reform, "and especially to that
phase of it which looks to the repeal of the License
Law, and the total prohibition of the traffic in li
quors." Mr. Sturdivant is now the editor of the
"Southern Era," i spicy temperance sheet, and we
have no doubt be will continue to maintain bis high
reputation as a ready writer in the columns of the
"To-day." We commend the new paper to the
friends of temperance throughout the South, be
lieving that Mr. S. will make it a most acceptable
organ oi Ute order to which he belongs.
Henrico Troop.—At Court, yesterday,
a number of gentlemen determined to raise a com
pany of "Troopers" for-Henrico county, as Rich
mond cannot afford to support one. They see the
necessity of having such a corps, and like prudent
men, have resolved to establish one on a perma
nent basis. At the May court the roll will be open
ed for eignatures, where all who desire to become
members can do so. Our country readers will
bear these facts in mind and either come or send
their names.
Civit, Business.—Since the Appointment
b 7 ~t h, e Court of the present High Constable, the
cml docket before the Mayor has greatly
and judging from the number of judgments ren
dered, we have very little doubt that in six months
they will exceed in number the eivil cases in the
Courts of Judges Meredith and Clopton, the Hus
tings Court and the County Court of Henrico, all
combined, while the amount ol money involved is
very great Speedy judgments, quick collections,
and prompt returns are the requisite qualifications
for this office, as the voters know and will not be
apt to forget on Wednesday next.
Accident.—On Thursday last, a horse
belonging to Charles J. Miller, fell iuto a deep gul
ly on 9th street, and killed himself. The owner
failing to remove or bury the dead body, officer Ir
ving employed men to give the brute an interment,
and then brought the case before the Mayor, who
fined Miller $1.25, the amount it cost the city to bury
the horse.
Car eljvSsnesb.—William Allen, in the
employ of Thomas Naylor bs an omnibus driver,
was arraigned beforo the Mayor yesterday, to an
swer lo the charge of carelessly and negligently dri
ving hi* omnibus against the carriage of Mrs. Re
beeca Harris, in Main street, and breaking and in
juring the same. Owing to the absence of witness
es, the examination was postponed until Wednes
T« Bill.—lt is very important
that the bell on the Capital Square should be re
paired at once, for the benefit of the firemen. Yes
P reT » lfiD eo ol the fire,
near Use nrst market, tbe cace bell cmiU „n» h>
to auchfi re»M as
did not live in he immediate neighborhood. Let th,
guard bouse bell bare a new cl.p p «rlorthwii?
Whartm.—The flooring of torn* of th«
wharvaa at Rockets ia in a rerr »
tion, and if not repaired, ig» b7
pling someone. We notkS, yesterd.£
of these hole* ware Urge enough lor a man
tbnmA, andmany of them are of **&£££
to break one's leg. r f««y
Citt EticTiom.—.Tha Patta fog thn
city aiectiona will be opened in each of the wards
jjjjjj Pta«* appointed tomorrow morning, «tti
, MbktbM at ItocKETTs. —A nnmb<*.of
ivntMi in Jfc&rK* *V«rd assembled at Mrjjjvthn
'*JWrtewh la« night, *ndaMftn
ized br calHo* Mr. F. Bi.Al»K**«nr to the Chair,
*7 fjffilffL Mr Tboka. B, Whit, as Seere-
Mkimn* Liwcow, Sm. »ualW
o„ and add rowed the audience,
,nme path ao often trod by htm on form# WH
*'< Capt White, "old condign," a« he styles him
•elf next took the stand and entertained the andi
ence with a akatch of bia life from 1813, to the p re
gent time. _ „ .
Ueaara Jomm and Hicks were severally called on
and presented their respective claima for the office
of Gauirer. ,
Mr. Okorok E. Sadler then moved that Capt
Whit* be supported for the office of High Coaata
ble, and the motion waa carried.
The meeting then idjonrned lo CoL Haskws to
partake of a collation.
Cowtt Cocrt.—The Henrico County
Court commenced its April term yerterday, and
was in tension the greater portion of the day dwpo
sing of civil business. The justices of this county
hare but very little criminal business to dispose m,
and could very well dispense with their jail at this
time, as it has only ene tenant, and he a mere laa,
whose trial will come off at thenext criminal term
ol Judge C!opton'B term. f
Medical Society of Virginia.—The
President, Dr. Thomas P. Atkinson, of Danville,
will deliver the annual address before this body, at
12 o'clock to day, in the society's Hall over Alex.
Duval's drug store.
We presume the public, as well a* the profes
sion, will attend.
Laid Up.—James Tie, charged with
committing a violent assault upon Jno. F. Mathews,
last Wednesday night, was admitted to bail, yester
day, lor his future appearance, Mathews bavins
been so badly beaten as to be unable to attend
Sick.—George and Robert Booth were
called yesterday but not examined, owing to the
fact that George Booth, the father, is confined to
bed from serious indisposition, and may not be
able to attend tor several days. The Mayor conti
nued the until Wednesday next, and admitted
Robert Booth to bail for his appearance.
Ice was formed last Sunday night in a
variety of places, and in some iuetances one-eighth
of an inch thick. Yesterday momin?, before old
Sol made his appearance, the weather waa cold
enough for winter.
ry Throat diseases, produced by salivation, hack
ing cough, bronchial affections, liver disease, neural
gia and rheumatism, have all been relieved and cured
in a wonderful manner, by tho great purifier of the
blood. Carter's Spanish Mixture. It is the most
extraordinary discovery in medicine.
CtT HENRY S. STARR, of Philadelphia, Mar
ble Sculptor, is now at the American Hotel, and
can be seen there in the evening, and at Hollywood
Cemetery daring the day, where he will be pleased
to exhibit drawings and receive orders. *
There has been no change in anything since our
weekly report, except that there have been at last
some sales of Flour at a decline of 75c. upon prices
paid the first of last week.
Flour.—Sales have been made of Canal at $7 for
Wheat.—There i« still very little Wheat offering.
We quote white at $1.50; red $1 45.
Corn —None offering except in very small parcels.
We quote 75c. bushel.
Tobacco. —Lug*, $-3® #6.50; Common Leaf from
$7.60*0)58.50; Good do , $9 [email protected]; Fine do., $12-
50'« $17. Receipts light, breaks small, market fair,
with an upward tendency.
EXCHANGE HOTEL.—W D Parry. Bucking,
ham; T T Tasker, J Sunderland, Phila ; N K Cren
shaw; DrW Haxall, R T Harris, Chas City; JH
Potter, Lynchburg; E W Smith, Nelson; A Rum
sill and lady, N York ; Gen Rust, Loudoun : Wm
S Findlay, Abingdon; WP Abendroth, N York;
Dr A Graham, J G Paxton, Lexington ; J D James,
Nashville; Julius Biede, N York; II Brooke, Wis
consin; BF Ficklcn, Alabama: CM Amilu, lady,
2 children and nurse, N York ; M Mulenbrou, Bal
timore ; Col Thos J Boyd, Wytfieville; E J Amiss,
Blackpburg; Sam'l Burcb, W H H*H Lynchburg;
J H Patton, Phila; WmC Warring and lady, J T
Warring and lady, Miss Baldwin and sister, Miss
Warring, L P Starr, N York: Reubin Howe, Vt;
Dr Seymour, N York ; Chas R. Fink ; Jno W Moore,
Jefferson; A B Trick, Va; W J Carpenter, Hano
ver; Col Talialerro, lady, child and daughter, Cul
peper; W P Bocock, Va; L E Ilarvie, Amelia.
ville; R P Atkinson, N C; Col J F Finch, Christians
ville; D Kyle, Montgomery: G W Williams, Rich
mond; A Tbweatt, Dinwiddio; R C Johnson, W C
Thornton, C J Elliott, Hillsville; P Bledsoe, Scotts
ville; Thos Shannon, Sharon; V Stukley; Stukley
ville; R M Stafford, Giles; N H Roberts, Monroe; J
T Fuqua, Kentucky: W A Winfrey, Tennessee; J
W Lambeth and lady. Miss Howiton, L J Spencer,
T S Turn«r, Halifax; L Elam, Portsmouth; Dr Wm
Crump, Powhatan; R E Hnyhson, Richmond; G P
Dillard, Hardy; T S Thornton, Fredericksburg; J S
I'enn, Nelson; J A Gibson, Amherst; Dr S A J
Evans, Floyd; E Howe, Augusta; VV D Clarke,
Chesterfield; J R Pace. Danville; J C James, Axton;
H A Morrison, E«telleville; W S Noel, Mississippi;
W Wuille. Swenbraggen, DePrious, Jullien's Band;
T Johnson, Va; W N ThweHtt, Kentucky, T R Kidd,
Arkansas; B F Carter, Loudoun; JII Davis, Lynch
burg; J B Payne, Patrick; J Talley, Dr Emm, Wm
Lewis, Goochland: A H Hocker, Buckingham; N M
Lewis, J C Bruce, Goochland; A Campbell, J E
Bray, R M Bray, New Hampshire; B W Scott,
Buckingham: J II Goodman, Master Goodman.
Powhatan, N H Payne, J B Perkins, Fluvanna; J V
Kean, J M Woodgon, H D Campbell, Caroline; J F
Cheatham, Amelia; W W Michaux, DrE C Archer,
Richard Crump, W N Mercer, C O Lipscomb. G A
Lipscomb, Charlotte; S Barton, Nottoway; J I Din
grish, Lynchburg.
Passengers per Steamship James
town, from New York yesterday :
J E Bray, Capt D&nnoman, A Campbell, Capt Wm
Parr'sli, Misses Baldwin, Miss WsTing, W C Waring
and lady, H A Taylor, lady and child, W Schmitzer
and lady, LP Starr, Miss M Dennis, Wm Cottrell,
W C Beach, B G Harwood, J Townshend and lady,
Mrs Middleton, servant and child, Mrs Fowler, ser
vant and child, M Howell, lady and son, Wm H Smi
ley, J Ottanburg and lady, M Hnmmodinger, Wm F
Wright and lady, Miss Strickland, Miss Baker, jno P
Waring and lady, M Rosine. ladv, 3 children and ser
vant, O Kein, j Kent, J M Patton, and 25 in the
Steamship Jamestown, Cavendy, New York, mdse
and passengers.
Steamer Belvidere, Pritchard, Baltimore, mdse.,
Lndlam b Watson.
Scbr. 7. Stratton, Harvey, in ballast, to W. D. Col
quitt it Co.
Steamer Virginia, Teal, Philadelphia, mdse. and
Baltimore, April 2— cleared, schr. Edwin, Aa
ron, Richmond; schr Hope, Creighton, Norfolk; schr
John Randolph, Packer, Richmond.
Bostoh, March3l —Arrived, schr. Juliette, Baker.
Richmond. '
Holmes' Hole, March 30.—Arrived, sehr. Samuel
Nash, Allen, Camden, far City Point.
"VTOTICE.—At the dissolution of the Co
ll Partnership ef ANDERSON, SOUTHER &
PICKERING, notice whereof was published in the
Morning Mail, of the 12th of July, 1853, proviaion
was made for the indemnity of the partners, John
Souther and Daniel N. Picked :g, of Boston, Mass.
All parties, if any there be, having claims against
the concern, are hereby ratified to leave a memo
randum thereof with TuOS. A. RUST, Esq., of this
city, on or before the fourth of May next, as against
all such as neglect to give in a memorandum this no
tice will be plead in bar. J. R. ANDERSON,
sp 4 T»3w D.N.PICKERING.
QUEEN CITY HAMB.—Just received,
another supply of the above celebrated HAMS,
Mali size.
Also, a supply of fresh PEACHES, which, with
cream and sugar, make a most delietoaa dessert. For
•»l»b» T. W. TCRPIN,
ap 4 it Main, between Tth and Bth sts.
/^J_UANO. —We are now prepared to make
v* engagements to deliver genuine No. 1 Peruvian
Guano in the month of July next Persons wishing
to he famished will please send in their order* at
pw AND SIDES, landing from for .sale
apt BRO.
«< s*oru.o£^ B, ra t i&-k
mond will bear in mind the imports— of having a
steady, strsJght-fbrwsrd. IWfh
minded man to fill thi* ttj pe*«
•lection—one who eollecta dulcipy £L,
presnt'v sas wb— reaafstinn is
lied, without blot or blemish— on* WHO ■aajwoj'*
sxrii™ - sauwafflcxf ;«.K.
gentleman, has perasitted slanderers and revilsrs to
assail bid) at thair pleasure, trusting ' n
sense of the community in which he ba« lived for
many years, to stamp the coinage of their row
tongues wi b falsehood, by their votes. The wm' r
of thta has known Mr. Janes P, Tyl« well for
many years—he had fre<|uoftt occasions to olsttfe
h-s business habits while in the service of the James
River and Kanawha Company— the management of
his own affairs while a merchant—and the perffeet
svstam With which he hsa conducted the office of
High Constable, now held by hhn, and fa not a soli
tary instance can be, or any one else, point to a sin
gle false step Mr Tyler has made. He is a man of
the people, and all who feel any interest in the sf
fairs of this community, should give their votes, to
morrow, to retain him In that office which be ia now
filling with such satisfaction to the community and
honor tohimself. ~
Let the business men rally, then, and give him a
long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull altogether,
"**• ""madison ward.
A Card. —Frirkw ARB Voters or Jrf-
FERSon Ward : Yon were kind enough to nominate
me as a candidate to represent you in part in the City
Council, without (it if due to myielf to the
most remote agency or knowledge on my part; and
whi'e, in the beginning I waa entirely indisposed to
avail mfself of your kind offer, I waa, however, sun
aequently induced to yield; and at yonr earnest soil*
citations, consented to stand as a candidate for that
Some doubts having arisen with rrgard to my eli
gibility, because of my non-residence in the Ward,
I deem it tha more prudent course to withdraw from
the contest, even though a series of conflicting opi
nions have been expressed upon this subject by com
petent judges.
I choose to adopt this course, in considering the
bearing of the issue apon your interests, which I was
apprehensive might be compromised to some extent,
if 1 was declared ineligible to act, in the event of my
return. I am therefore no longer a candidate
Meanwhile accept my thanks far your kind disposi
tion towards me; and be assured of my zeal for the
welfare of Jefferson Ward, apart from any official
connection, such as you seemed ready to establish by
conferring upon me the honor of acting as your re
presentative in the Conncil.
Yonr faithful servant,
P. S.—This card was intended for publication on
yesterda*, but was omitted by inadvertence.
ap 4—lt
To the Voters oe Jeeferson Ward.—
Mr. Wm. Jackson Clarke has been placed in nom
ination as Councilman for Jeffersoa Ward; but not
desiring to defeat the object of the /ivnurahle voters
of the Ward, has declined in favor of Patrick H
Butler, and desires all his friend* to come forward
and concentrate their votes for Mr. Butler on
Wednesday next. If, at a future day, his time and
talents can be conducive to the interest.* of this Ward
-or city, no man will be found more willing to sacri
fice bis own interests for the good of the whole, than
Mr. Clarke.
The voters are requested not to forget thefr pre
sent efficient officer, Mr. Lewis H. Luck, the Grain
Measurer, who says that "though he can't make a
speech before the sovereigns, he't death upon mea
suring grain !"
Vete for P.H. Butler.
ap 4—lt* V JEFFERSON.
Peachy R. Grattan, Esq.—We trust
that Mr. GRATTAN will be re-elected to the Coun
ell from Madison Ward, without doubt or difficulty.
We know nothing of his wishes on the subject, ne
ver having said one word to him about it; l.ut we
feel assured that the citizens of our Ward cannot find
a more able or efficient representative at the Coun
cil Board. His intelligence, industry and integrity
will be conceded by all; and our observation of his
eourse, as a member of the Conncil, since his first
election, satisfies ns that he hss applied, and, if elect
• d, will continue to apply, bis utmost energies and
best abilities to the advancement of the wellare of
the city. He lias, a* we know, been hitherto re
markably attentive to his duties as Councilman ; and
we believe no member of the Board is better entitled
to the applause or "well done, good and faithful ser
Having been a resident of the city of
Richmond for more than forty years, and being soli
cited by a number of my fellow-citizens, I declare
myself a candidate for the office of SERGEANT of
th? City of Richmond.
ap 4—2t* < PETER W. RALSTON.
strer to " Citizen's " Card, in Saturday's Dispatch, we
would inform him that many citizens entertain the
opinion that a thorough businessman can learn the
duties of Clerk of the Hustings Conrt in leisthan
"nine years." Many cases could be cited to prove
this assertion, if necessary. All of u* who know Mr.
THOS. L. D. WALFORD are satisfied he is weli
qualified to discharge the duties of the office to the
entire satisfaction of the community, and we hope it
will be the pleasure of the voters to confer the of
fice upon him on Wednesday next,
Meeting To Night.—Candidates Take
Notice—A general meeting of all the Wards wil!
be held TO-NIGHT, at the CITY HALL.
Ail the Candidates are requested to attend.
ap4 It*
To the Voters oe the City.—Gentle
men :—Thankful for pa«t favors, I again respectfully
announce myself a candidate for re-election.
ap 4 2t if City Ganger.
To the Voters of the City of Rich
Mond.—At the request of numerous friends, I re
spectfully announce myielf as a candidate for the of
fice of GAUGER in the city of Richmond, at the en
duing election, and I humbly beg your support And
should it be yourpleasure to elect me, it shall be my
pleasure to serve you to the best of mv knowledge.
Rally 1 one and all, for
To the Voters of the Citt.—l respect
fully announce myself a candidate for re-election to
•he office now held by me as MANAGER OF THE
With a proper appreciation of your kindness here
tofore. I remain, yourob'tserv't,
ap4 3t* A. MICHAELS.
■ monthly meeting ofyour Company, at Lafayette
Id L I!; on _ w E ONESDAY, sth inst, at 7 o'clock,
"• ™. By order of your Commander.
ap4 2t • JNO. F. REONAUXT, Ordrrly.
ZT" » Saturday night last, from the head of
Clay street, a Brindle BULL SLUT. A suitable re
ward will be given to any one who will return her to
tins office. pp4 2l*
gs| FOR RENT—The office on 11th at.,
JEaL opposite that of Messrs. Ooddin It AppersoD.
ately occupied by John R. D. Payne, Esc.
Also, the upper part of the House over the office.
OR RENT—A small house on 2d
street, near the Burying Ground, containing 3
rooms, and in good repair, having very recently been
painted. ED. D EACHO,
»P< General Agent and Collector..
a FOR SALE—A COW of good
stock, ardaftae Milkb» now giving 3
gallons ol milk perdnv, for sale on ac
commodating terms. A pply at this office
•p 4— St*
OATS.— 1500 bushels OATS, receiving
and for sale—with all kinds of FEED tor
sp 4—3t
nv?^L i—Some new patterns, comprising Ta
T« V d De rM T *bl«. Dessert and
kc by ' X ° Dg, > BuUer
P Eagle Sqcare*
„ I^ < | ,ot »"" h ' r s on Shockoe Hill, my
FREE PAPERS. The tinder will be rewarded bv
leaving them at this office. ™
4 2t* MAa J J BRADLEY,
*P 4—21 * free women of color.
£« , , Embroidered Black Lace do.
Printed Cashmere Shawls
White an#Black Grenadine Shawls
White, Blaok and Mode color* Thibet Shawls
Grenadine Scar ft.
A handsome assortment of ths above goods for sale
b J , C. HART WELL k CO,
•P 1 115 Broad strset.
v has for salo the fallowing favorite rrmpositions
of tbe celebrated Jixlien: ' csmposamns
The Olca or Pincess, Walts
ThnPriba Donna, do
Tha Bridal, do
The Monnt Blano, Polka
Tha Katy WuT do
The Row, do
The Drum, lo
The Cabhan Gallop
The Original Gorilla*
-C- J- BINTON a oo„
*»< VI Main at
tow greet*!, wonoy.
;J.im with the Slave*. See advertisement forterm,
'jtez, as.?#*syasgrag;£
oawood and CberryftatiL suitable for iiWhi
boxos. and a flrst-rate B*eem Engine
whSl-dtde OOPOIN fc APPKMOW, Ancts.
AItttITCIMARY or THK Biklk Sociktt.—
The mkml meeting of the BiMo Societv of Virginia
will be he 14 at the Ce irtenwy < Methodist) Church,
in Richmond, on TUESDAY evening, tbe 4th ot
April. at 74 o'clock. .
Addresses will be delivered by the Bev. Oeorne D.
Cnmmin* of tble city, end the lev. 8. H. Cos, 0. D.,
Bible 8oel«lee ere in vUedto senddele
rate* to the meeting. G. N. JOHNSON,
ap 3 i* Uncording Secretary.
Dr. Braihkrd caii be consulted at tho
Exchange Hotel. Richmond, until let April. Hefe
awaiting the report ol the Committee oa Correspond
ence id thie city.
D*. Bxainekd hea restored peaeons to perfect
tight, in cases of partial and total blindness, of from
II weekt to 53 year* standing, by from 10 seconds to
i ml no tea' application, by a soientific method, of hie
jwn discovery, without cutting, pain or wash.
Dr. B. has also cared cases of inflammation of ra
dons and aggravated grades; pain from, and intole
rance of light; far-sightedness, or loes of sight from
age, and near-sightedness—ail of which have re
mained permanent to the present moment.
Advice or treatment gives to the poor gratis,
ap -I—dtlstMay
Auction Notick.—Attention is solicited
to oar sale This Morning, at 10 o'clock,
ap 4 ALEX. NOTT it CO , AneU.
DcitLop, Monccrk & Co. ask the aiteit
tiod of dealers to their Auction sale of Prime N. Or
leans Sugars and Molasses, to take place this morn
ing at Bocketts, commencing at 10 o'clock.
Attehtios is requested to the sale of
three beautiful Building Loft, on Bth street, between
Marshall and Clay streets, to take plsee This After
ueon, upon the premises, at 4 o'clock.
Respectfully announces that
his second
Being hi« 172 d Concert in the United States, (pri ir
to hit departure with hie Orchestra for the Northern
oities ana Furone in June, to fullfil his engagement
in London and Parir.)
The following Programme will be presented :
Overture—"Zampa." (first time.) Harold
Quadrille—"Semlraraide." on Themes from
Rossini's Opera, (first time,) Jullien
Symphony—"The Adante," troni the "Sur
prise Symphony," Haydn
Grand Aria—From '"Grand Aria and Varia
tions," Proch
Valse—"La Prima Donna." Julliea
Solo—Clarionet Wuille
Quadrille National Jullien.
Grand Operatic Selection and Fantasia Bellini
From the Opera of " Norma," arranged by Jolllen
Ballad —"I've been Roaming," Horn
Solo,Opheoclide—"The Cossack War Song,".JnlKen
Poika—"The Sleigh Polka" Jullien.
Soloe Oboe —"Souvenirs des Montagues,"
with imitation of French Bagpipes... Lavigne.
Tarentella— "Belpbegor," Rcch Albert
Tickets to all paru oi the Hall, |1; secured seat
•50c. extra.
Ushers will be in attend&see to show parties to
their seats.
Doors open at 7; Concert to commence at 8.
Tickets to be had at the Bookstore of Mr JAMES
WOODHOUSE, where seats may be secured ; a'no,
at the Music store of Mr. P. H. TAYLOR. ap 4
ant M. F. MAITRY will lecture in tbs Hall of
the Athenaeum, on WEDNESDAY evening, the sth
of April.
Scbjfct—" The Geographical Discoveries of the
Prices of Admiuion—2s cts single ticket; ct».
each additional ticket.
Doors open at 7J P. M ; Lecture to begin at 8 P. M.
ap 4
WEDNESDAY EVENING, April sth. on whieh oc
cation the beautiful Drama of the
Firit time for many year*.
With other entertainment*.
ap 4 3t
The Drama of
Edward Middleton Mr. Boni r ace
Cribbi Mr. Griffith*
DANCE Min M. Partington
Myrtyllo Min M. Partington.
Tomorrow, benetit of Mra PLACE.
TO THE PUBLlC.—Believing that Drs.
JL Bolton and Parker have arraigned ibemaelvea
before the tribunal of public opinion, and aa they
now refoas to inatain thoir position, it become* my
dnty, in self-defence, to present an lcnjmtial review
of th« quibbling and evaaicn of tbe »airt Bolton and
Parker in (hifting their po*itien*; for they cannot bs
permitted to make such an indiaeriiMMate asmtult on
the innocent, and then retire Irom the conflict, and
enjjy secretly a malignant pit-mure in the wrong*
they have done. .
Th'*cour*e waa intimated in my card of 39tb-3l*t
«lt, in caae they declined my oiler, which they have
don*. The whole will appear in the Dispatch on
Wednesday, the 6th in*t.
an4 —lt* GEORGE H. JONES.
X TIMES.—To meet the demand* of reform, and
In compliance wtttl 'be urgent entreatie* ef many
Temperance meoftbe rabacriber ha* determined to
publish hi* paper, from and after the ISth of Amii,
at the low price of ONtJ DOLLAR PER ANNUM-
To do thia, and to entnre the greateat *nrce#j, be ba*
determined upon aeveral other important change* i"
the journal heretofore known aa the SOUTHERN
ERA. Among tbcte is, a change ef name, a alight
reduction of tne size of the aheet, and a substitution
of a smaller type, *o aato (ire the same amount of
reading matter in a smaller eompase. Along with
the*e change*, there will be tneb modification* ia the
conduct of the joornal. a* to reader it acceptable to
all who deaire to be Informed ef pawing event*. The
reaeoaa which lrdaced the change of the mm# of
the paper, and the motive* which led toibeadop:i<-»
of a title eo singular, aa To-Day, will be given in the
first number ef the new iacne.
Tbe paper will be devoted to Ik* aJmracy of /*<
Temjicranr* Reform, and especially to that phue of
thi* great movement which look* to the »*p*mlof lit
Lie tin* Imt, asd the total prohuntic a of tk* lrt&> ut
liquor*. Tbe Editor Is mm e than ever of tea opinion
that inch a paperextensively circulated to Virginia,
i* tbe great want of tbe lime*, aad eo far a* be w>*l
be able, be will give bta reader* all tbe Intonnatiou
that can be collected tn thta 9tate, and from all tbe*
otber State* of thi* Union- Other •abject* will re
ceive a due (hare of attention. Select literature will
be given, a general tuantrj of B«W*> correct aud
(dli report* of tbe Market* of Richmond and tbe
chief Northern Cities, aad all Information that i*
n ually *onght in the column* of a weekly Journal.
Indeed, it ia tbe purpoae of the Editor, to discuss
calmly all topies not sectarian, and eapectaUy to la
bor for the development of the reeonreee of Virginia
*d 4 the Bojth.
PAYMENTS IN ADVANCE will be (be invaria
ble rule of the office.
With thi* explanation of hk intention*, tba
•oriber commit* himaeif to hie verk, and *a«»e*tiy
requeats all temperaao* *aen, aad all who deabe a
Pure Southern Literature, to give htm their wMmrt
in tfcia enterpriae. Remittance* may be made by
mad, and letter* should he addressed to the Editor
of To Dev. Richmond. Va
Person* a*ndtng money ahould write pWn'*
name of the pereos, Peat OBee. County, and if art
in V irginia, the State to which the paper la to hn**"t.
Poetess shonid he paid ou all lettfre. Paper* which
have heretofore honored a* with an e*tben*e will
p'eese continue that tavo«, ami wiU r*e«Tv* o«»
gea thie courtcay, and sueh farther enconragemeet, ae
they may he dtapoaed to grant, and any paper with
which we do net now exchange, will receive nnr
ap « Eagle aqe-u*.

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