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MONDAY MORNING OCTOBWL ft, «M Political Prostitutes.—We don't know a phrase that more accurately describes the candidates of the New York Byracuse Con ▼unties, than thess coarse bat expressive words. The great harlot of Babylon coald net possess greater facility of principle or easiness of virtue. The majority of the nymphs of the New York pave are superior in morality to these political profligates, for tyay have generally become what they are through the villainy of others, or from strong and deficient moral training. No such apology can be made for the courtesans <* Syracuse. They were neither seduced from the paths of virtue by others, nor by &eir own fiery natures. Cold-blooded as snakes, they have calmly and deliberately sold themselves for a sum not as large as a blooded horse will command in the market. In order to be Governor, Lieut. Governor, \e.., of New York, they have degraded and •debauched the dignity of human nature in •their persons as completely and as thorough sly as the Cyprian, who, for so many pieces of silver, sells her loathsome embraces to # any and every comer. These Syracuse nominees, Clark, Ray . mond, 4cc., to obtain office, are ready to be • lieve and do everything a besotted and fana- tical mob requires. Their former Whig prin * ciples, their opposition to abolitionism and every other ism, are thrown off with as much nonchalance as a man would cast his coat # off on a hot summer day. Instead of avoi ding temptation, they rush into it; they fly with indecent haste to the spoils market, and beg every party in turn to prostitute them—Abolitionists, Temperance men, Free soilers, Know Nothings, freo Democrat?, —"anybody, good Lord.*' No sooner does one of the thousand isms of New lork hold a Convention, and put forth some creed so crazy and monstrous, that its authorship would consign an inmate of a lunatic asylum to the straightest of straight jackets, and the deepest dungeon in the establishment,than pop comes a letter from Clark, then another from liaymond, declaring that that creed contains every possible element of wisdom and pa triotism, and has always been held by writers as the next thing to the Bible, a] though, the very day before, they had de lounced it as the consummation of humai lolly and wickednesa. Without the slightest twinge of conscience in the breast, withoul tie slightest tinge of modesty upon the cheekj tiese mercenaries hurry to every town wherei a rabble convention has assembled, expose tbiir rottenness in the very highways, and gi»ry in their shame. knd is office desirable which is thus attain ec ? Could any man enjoy office purchased at the sacrifice of principle, manhood and common decency? Why, the pick-pocket msy revel in his ill-gotten spoils, and the wo(*en of the Five Points in the wages of iniquity, but no office-holder, unless he were qui.'j as depraved and remorseless as either of Aese, could take a moment's satisfaction in Aosition purchased at the cost of con- BcieTCe, honor and self-respect. Tlese Syracuse candidates would not be worfr a moment's notice if they had notsc me chaise to sell the peace and Union of he county, as well as their own insignifk wit souls. And that sale they will unquestic aa bly (Asummate if the virtuous and patriotic penpfof New York do not lash out of the temp' the creatures who would make this confederacy worse than a den of thieves, who wfculd sell their birthright as American citizea for a mess of official pottage, and betra) American Liberty to its deadliest foe for thi*~y pieces of silver. Pontes in New York.—Not only have the Soft era Whigs cut adrift from the Sy racuse 'Convention, but the conservative Whiga of the North express their disappro bation. MUhe Courier and Enquirer is dissat isfied «I the platform and the ticket. The Commeimal Advertiser, in an article mark ed by fa' more than its usual vigor, points out that the candidates arrayed under the whig bafeers, are abolitionists, not whigs; and unefltivocally warns them that they can not expea undivided support of the whigs of State. 'Where are whig principles, and where is «e whig party?' is the gist of an ar ticle in tie Rochester Daily Advertiser,which if it have $oy influence, must be regarded as a hostile increment against the ticket paraded over the cAitorial columns in which it ap pears. T® Buffalo Commercial Adveriiser is bewildetod by the turn affairs have taken. With the iflfidence aa plain as day-light be fore its ey-« ( it cannot believe that the whig candidates *iave proved so faithless as to abandon tb i flag of the national whig party. Yet we all know they have done so in the plainest straight-forward way in the world." ■ There waf a meeting of the softs at Tam many on F 4lay night, which the N. Y. Her ald says w Athe most humorous and uproa rious ever Sid in the old wigwarn. The meeting h*4| been called to give Gov. Sey mour an opportunity to explain his views on political m*tera generally, and especially, the prohibitory law. The Governor, how ever, was utable to attend. The views of the audience, hwever, on the liquor law seem to have befl very fully and unmistakably Mt forth in Weir practice. It was emphati cally a spirited meeting. Eubofxa* Paupers.—A very efficient mods has be* adopted by the city of Boston to prevent tk* shipment of European paupers to that port. The Boston papers state that four pauper* rare on the 23d alt. arraigned before a JusMse in that city, on a joint charge of bang "for*|gn paupers, receiving aid from the city of Bsston, against the peaoe of the Common weaih and contrary to the law in such case and provided." The charge of pauperisa|wa« sustained, and the court ordered the Jkisoners to be returned to the Queen of Great Britain. They will be for warded in th« ship Star of Empire, from Bos ton for livanooL This coarse Is worthy of general imiuifon. British Doors Kicallid.—The Canard steamship Apt, appointed to leave New York on Friary, was to toueh at HaHfax, and take on boari the 73d regiment of British troops which is ordered to England. This does not lookups If Great Britain were antici pating war wfeh this country. Dsato or AsKoiroa.—Bon. M G Lewis, aJten. of the North 4Wu*lppl Union, diM at Kaatoort. Mlm.,oaths i«Mt Ha wasamaaafTarei* atas. If West Point.—Tbis western terminus of the Richmond and York Bhrer Railroad is leu th in 60 miles from the ocean. It is ritunted on the extremity of the neck of lend lying between the Pamuukeyand MatUponi rivers, where they unite to form the York. There is a bar tiro miles below it, upon which, how ever, eighteen feet nine inches of water can be had at low tide, and twenty-two feet at the flood. The route from Richmond goes through the lower end of Hanover, and cross es the Pamnnkey river. This railroad does not exceed forty-two miles in length. We agree with the Enqvircr of yesterday, which states these facts, that the new improvement will bring almost to the door of the Capitol, a large, wealthy and improving section of Virginia, which has heretofore been com pletely isolated and cut off from communica tion with the cities of this State. Medical College. —The Introductory Lecture to the next session of our Medical CoHege will be delivered to-night in the lec ture room of the College, by Professor Gib sok. The public are invited to attend. We are sure the lecture will be a highly interest ing one, and the event of the opening of the session of the College being an occasion of considerable interest to us all, we are sure it will attract a large and intelligent audience- COMMERCIAL. RICHMOND MARKETS. October 7. Flous.—There vu a bettsr feeling in the Flocr market to-day. There were aalea at #7.25 for ship mailt, bat very little waa ottered for aale even at that. Wheat.—The quotation liven for the laat three days, is confined to wo small a part of the wheat brought in, that it it evidently not maintained by the market. We now return to $1 46®$1 50 for prime red and white- Coax.—We (till quote 90 cent*, with limited arri vals. The stoeki of all kindi of breadstuff* are amail and the arrivals quite limited. SALES OF FOUR HHDS. TOBACCO MADE BY MR. JOSEPH BLANTON. OS" CUMBERLAND COUNTY. AND SOLD BY WM. Y SHtfPPARD. J B t9®«2o,#lo®sl9}.»l2@lßi-told to Mr. Al exander L Royster, for hit celebrated "Invincible" brand. J. B. Sll-a-*2(l—sold to Mr. Washington B. Rots, for hi* celebrated "Sweepstake" brand. * UNION SINGING BCHOOLB. # Meetings will be held at the fol lowing time* and places, for the formation of our UNION CLASSES: On Tueaday, October 10, at 7i P. M., at Centenary Church, Shcckoe Hill; on Wedneaday evening, 11th inat., St John's Church. Church Hill: on Thursday evening, 12th inat., at Leigh Street Bap tist Church, Church Hill; and on Friday evening, the 13th inst., at the Preabyterian Church, (Rev. Mr. Dunning's ) It ia caaential that all peraoni desirous of connect ing themselves with these Cliues, should be pre aent, or tend in their names, at the organizati e. Tliese are four of the eight Schools that we propose to form, giving our pupils the privilege of attending ail or as many of them as auits their convenience For further particular* see Circulars. J. P. HANLON, oc 9—st WM. MINGLE. FALL STOCK, LEATHER, HIDES, OILS, See. D. R. CRANE & CO., (No. 10, 15th st„) OESPECTFULLY announce to their All customers and the public, the receipt of their FALL SUPPLY, consisting of the usual assortment "f Sole Leather of all kinds; Freneh and American C»lf-3kin»; Lining and Binding do ; Russet and Wax Upper; Morocco Skins; Patent Leather; Skirting Harness and Bridie do ; Shoe Thread; Boot Webb; Bristles, he., &.c. ALSO, Slaughter Ilidea and Veal Skins; Tannars' Oii; Tanners' and Curriers' Tools. 4tc- While we do not profess to sell lower than others, we promise to give a good article for a fail equivalent, and respectfully in>ite all in want to give us a call, oc 9-6t D. R. CRANE t CO NO fICE.—We the undersigned, commit tee, do hereby inform all those who wi3h to se cure tickets to the Israelites' Ball, which will he held at Schad's Hotel, Btoad st, this evening at7t o'clk.. to procure them before 12 o'clock. M , at M. May's or S. Weil's, Broad st., «r Henry Wallerstein's, New Market, as no tickets will be sold after that lime, and no admittance at the door. We respectfully sign, S. WEIL, ) M. MAY, y Managers, oc 9—lt* H. WALLER3TEIN. > CUM* BOXES Hines' SOAP V/U 50Bbls. »rime Leaf L4RD 60 Kegs Briggs' Family do 20 do prime Goshen BUTTER. No. 1 SALMON, in qr. bbls and kits In store and for sale by oc 9— C. T. WORTHAM It CO. ALED OATS.—IOO bales of OATS, just received and for sale, in lots to suit pnr chasers. All in want, will please call soon, as thev ar« going ofT very fast. THOS. WILLIAMS, Corner of 6th and Byrd sti , on the Canal, oc 9—3fc CILKS. EMBROIDERIE3 AND PLAID k-7 MERlNOES.—Magnificent stcck of Plaid Silks new opening, at about half their value, from the as signees' sales. Now is the time for the Lsdiestobuv hne Silka at low prices. Notice: 1000 yds rich Plaid, High-lu.tered Silks, at the extreme low price of 50e. p»r yard, worth 100° yds splendid Glossy Gro de Afrique Silks, at 62Jc , worth 7s 6d. 1000 yds. Oil-boiled Plaid French Silks, at 75c., worth 7s. 64.—very stylish and pretty. 500 yds plain Black Bifks. at 75c. A large lot Plaid French Merinoes, (fine,) at 75c. worth 9i. ' ALSO, Embroideries,ln Collars, Sleeves, Bands, Chemi settes, at half their real value. The Ladies will do well to examine the extensive •tcck before purchasing. 0 0 C. A. GWATKIN, oc 9 wtif Opposite Exchange Bank. DISSOLUTION of copartner cd, of E - J - PICOT k The business will in future, as before the Copart nership, be conducted by E j pirnr October Ist, 1854. oe 9 VALUABLE WAKE HOUSE ON LES ▼ TER STREET, ROCKETTS. FOR SALE— are authorized to sell that large new brick Warehouse, at the corner of Lester and Nich olson ''reels, Rockette It fronts 50 feet, runs back 100 feet. It is admirably located for the storage of heavy goods. Apply to °° GODDIN U APPERSON. MOST VALUABLE PRIVATE ..DWELLING ON MARSHALL STREET. IN MARSHALL PLACE, FOR SALE.—The subscri bers are authorized to sell that truly valuable Tene meut on Marshall street, in "Marshall Place " now in the occupancy of Mr. Carter H Harrison. The tenement fronts 30 feet, runs back 130 feet to an alley. < un ° , s ta)| y ) besides Kitchei, -It/ I < whole premises are in the meat newly new. X m * payment very accommodating. oc9 ~ fit GODDIN fc APPERSON. JBl NEW YOKK.—The fine D ®*,! ch £ on "\ WALTE «- LEMUEL, Capt. Johnaon, in the Dock, U sow ready. and freicht »r. ing on board, will have immediate dUpatch. /or freight apply to oc 9 RANKIN t BARKER f ADIES'CLOTH in every shade, Silk XJ Velvet*, broad and narrow width; Satina. M>r •tlUnea, Florence* and Gro de Nape*, of all co?or*. to be had cheap at MILLHISEIIII BR.O.'S 00 9 198 Broad it. RICH GALLOONS, for Ladies' Cloak T.lmmlDjty, low priced; nUo, black Trimming velvet*, all width*, warranted good edge* and fnll length*, at half the o.ual wiling priw. Kll rt oc 9 J. MILLHISER It BRO.'S, 193 Brd. *t KTEEDLE WOJKK EMBKOIDEKIES. •i>* —Collating of French Worked Collar*, gleev**, ChemUett*, Braid*, Flouncing*. Edgin* and Insert ing* and very cheap at MILLHISER k. BRO.'B, oct 199 Broad *t. BED BLANKETS, FLANNELS, and •very article in the Domectie line, at v*ry low price* at J. MJLLHIBER It BRO.'S, oc9 19? Broad t PLATED CASTORS.—We have now I. open, • large and beantifnl aaeortmest of Silver Plated Cajtor*. with fiae cat gla** Bottle*. Among the** are several new pattern*, for sale br Q»» ■- BUULL&V k CO. A DAMANTINE CANDLES.—IOO boxes A mperior Adamantine Candle*, r*eeiriag for *ale ky o*9 K. H. SKINKER, Cary *t. VTO. 12 HOTEL CANDLES —For sale ll ky o«9 X. H. SKIMMER, Cary *t. I?EATHEKB.—SOO Lbs., for aaie st re "DUTIER AND LABD.-25 kegslfoun ■*-* tain Batter u4 Laiii receiving, for *ala by oc 9 J. J. fit. J IiOCAL MATTBHa. Examination on the Cham* or Bma ky.—Baajamin F. Prentiss, a wall known ckfeen of Henrico county, waa arraigned before the Comi ty Court of Henrico, on Saturday last, to aaewer the charge of Bigamy-tint of marryiaa Mia* Mary Hunter fa Pennsylvania, ia 1834, and Mia a Melcena M. Mlnton, of Hearicocounty, in 1941. Tha Coon waa composed ot the following Josttees of the Peace: Meaarf. Cox, Hanea, Jar via, Waldrop and Dickon. The aeeuaed la a atout, portly man. apparently forty-eight yeara of age, auburn hair, bine eyes, dark complexion, and ia over aix feet high. He appeared In court dreaaed In a mixed sack, black panta, vest and cravat, and wore a gold guard chain across hia boeotn. While sitting ia rear of hlseoon aeL, be held a high head, and endeavored to look very pleasant, but thoae who noticed btm could readily perceive that hia amilea were aaanmed, and that he fully appreciated the nnpleaaantaeaa ot hia poaition. At twenty minutea past 11 o'clock the Court waa opened on the accused, Messra. Lyona, Moraon and Starke, appearing aa counsel lor the defence; and Capt. John B. Young for the Commonwealth. On Mr. Young'a announcing bla readiness to pro ceed, Messrs. Lawrence Kulp, Charles Stiner, and Benjamin F. l'rentia, Jr., of Pennsylvania, were sworn by the Clerk. Mr. Lyons aaked tbat the witnesses might be sep arated, before testifying, at which Measra. Stiner and Prentis, Jr., were Invited into the Clerk'a office, where they remained until called for. Lawrence Kulp, examined.— I reside in Lewis town, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, and waa 37 years old in' February laat. My father's name waa Henry Kulp. I wsa present at a marriage of Hun ter and Prentia, by my father, who waa a Justice of the Peace. Here Mr. Lyons Interrupted the witness, and in sisted tbat the Commonwealth's Attorney should first prove by the laws of Pennsylvania that a Jus lice of the Peace had a legal right to solemnize the marriage vows, before he undertook to prove a mar riage before such an officer. This being done, the proof now attempted to be Introduced would be ad missabte, but not until then. Mr. Young thought it unnecessary to adduce any such proof at this time. He was prepared to show tbat in the State of Pennsylvania, marriage was a mere civil contract, and might be completed in any words in the present tense, without using any par ticular form. If a man were to say before a Justice, or any one else, " I will take this woman as my wile," and the lady answered in a similar manner, theparties would be legally married, according to tbe laws of that State. [Mr. Y. cited several cases decided by the higher courts of this country to f trove bis proposition, and argued the bearing of the aw with great ability] While a person might lay himself liable to prosecution for solemnizing a marriage without legal right to do so, that fact would neither vitiate nor annul the marriage. Mr. Morson could not agree with Mr. Young. It was necessary to show the marriage law ot Penn sylvania, and also to show that a Justice of the Peace had legal authority to solemnize the marriage rites, before a marriage Lelore a Justicc could be proved in evidence. Ho, too, quoted from various law books in support of hia argument; and conten ded that while general reputation and cohabitation might be given as an evidence oi marriage in cer tain cases the charge of bigamy could be main tained by no such testimony, lie hoped the court would not permit the question, "who married Hun ter and Prentis," to be answered by the witness, until the law authorizing a Justice to solemnize marriages was shown. The Court overruled the motion, and tho exami nation of the witness progressed. iawreuce Kulp, resumed.—Hunter and Prentis were married by my lather. Both parties assented to tbe marriage, so far as I know. They stood on the floor, joined their right hands, and atter the ceremony, father pronounced them man and wife. Father was a Justice, and in the habit of solemniz ing marriages. After the marriage they gave their names as Hunter and Prentis. I do not know which was Hunter and which Prentis. [Here Justice Kulp's book was introduced, containing the origi nal marriage certificate of Benjamin Prentis and Mary Hunter, bearing date 21st February, 1834, with many other records in it ] That book was kept by my father lor entering marriages in. He died in May, 1852, and the book has been inthepos session of my mother since that time. [Mr. Lyons stated to tbe Court that the counsel for tbe defence objected to the use of the record just read, but would not now take tbe time to argue their objec tions.] Mr. Kulp, continued.—l saw the parties pa6s along the street in a carriage, before they came to my father's to be married. Don't remember the character of the carriage, but it had a pair of splen did bay horses attached to it, which attracted my attention. The same man that drove the fine bays, came to father's that evening, and called him out That night the lady and himself came back and were married about Bor 9 o'clock. After the cere mony was over, the gentleman threw down some money on the counter, and I heard father say he would only take what the law allowed bim—one dollar and a halt. How much he received, I am unable to say. Father kept a small store, and the marriage took place in the store room. I never saw the lady from that night, until about three weeks since. Then saw her in Lewistown. Mr. Jacobs, a lawyer, came to mother's in search of father's marriage certificate book, and 1 happened to be there at the time. He said he wanted to search for the marriage of Prentis and Huuter; hearing which, I remarked to him that I believed I was at thK marriage. My sister and myself then went up stairs and found the book. Alter finding the certificate, Mr. Jacobs invited me to go over to the tavern and seethe lady. lat first declined, bat on bis Insisting, went over. As soon as I entered the parlor, I recognised her, notwithstanding the fact that there were two or three strange ladies in the room with her. (Mr. Young requested Mrs. Mary Prentis, who had come on from Pennaylva nia and was in tbe room, to stand up, which she did) That is thelady I saw married. The witness was next requested to look upon the prisoner.— He did so, and answered, "I do not recognise bim 1 paid but little attention to the man, being more interested in the lady." Cross-Examined by Mr. Lyons —Don't remember when the marriage of Hunter and Prentiss took place. It may have been ten, fifteen or twenty years ago. Cannot speak positively as to the time. Do not remember the day ot the week, the month, or the year, but know that it did not take place on Sunday. Never saw either of the parties from the time ot the marriage until about three weeks ago, when I saw the lady in Lewistown. The carriage was open in front, and did not stop at father's when I first saw it pass along the street. 1 noticed the lady particularly, because she was dressed much finer than ladies usually dress ia our town. Do not remember what I was doing when I first saw them, or who was with me. Abont that time I was either going to school or attending in my father's store. When they came back 1 was in the store, and heard persons say " here comes the grand people in the carriage." Many of the citizens ran to their doors to see them. I noticed persons passing from towards my grand-mother's, by the store wiodows. There were several persons about the store at the time they passed by. The marrl sge took place that night. I was in the store at the time. My attention was particularly called by the fine horses and hadsomely dressed lady The store was closed when the parties came My father did not know.thatl, even,was in it I suspected that some low game was going on, by my lather's clo sing the store that night and telling me that I could go home. Believing that a marriage was to take place, I felt a curiosity to see it, so instead of going out of the back door, I merely opened and shot it, and then bid in a dark corner. When theparties came, my father was at his desk writing. They stood In the floor, went through the ceremony, joined their right hands, and father pronounced them man and wife. There was but one candle in the room, and that enabled me to see directly in their faces. I was in view of the parties, bat sup posing that they did not desire any one to be pre sent, I tried to prevent my being seen. After the ceremony had concluded, the gentleman told my father to say nothing about it for two or threedays. He then polled out some money and threw it on the counter. One of the half dollars fell and rolled near to the place where I was concealed. It an noyed me a great deal, but 1 did not get It' Father told me the next day that he knew I was in the •ore. The parties remained bat a abort time alter the marriage. lam employed on a railroad, most ly as a watchman. I have received no compensa tion for coming here, and do not know what lam to receive. Mr. Lewelien came after me. He said I should lose nothing by coming. Cross-Examined by Sir. Young.~k% soon as I en. tered the parlor ot the bote! I recognized the ladr and pointed her out Did not know either of the By Mr. Z.yon«.—When I went to the room Mr. Jacuba wu with me. 1 think Mr. Jacoba entered the room before me, aoon at I caw the ladv I recogniaed her. Had not had a deaeription of her By Mr. Y^ung.—Officer Lewellen aaid I ahoold loae nothing by coming; and atated that the State would allow me a certain mileage. By Mr. Lyons —I told luperinteodeot Boon I was going away lor a few daya, and by hia cooaent. nut •on*?** &my pleee If that penon la paid by the anperintendent, and 1 get my full month'a wagea. aa I hare done on Mag a bat at a few dan. fwtll not have to pay him. Charts* Stiitor, examined.—l reatde U Perry eoaaty, Pennsylvania Lived to MUton townahip fifteen year* ago. Don't know my age, precisely — Am 3S or 40 yean old. Waa ralaad la Northamp ton. Uaed to drhre a etage to Milton. 1 knew Ben jamin Praatfc two year*, while I waa driving to Milton. I waa In hu hooae once. Mo on lived there bat hiaieelf and the lady now In Court. Fran tbkeftlUwy (table, ud I hired a bona tram him. Whether I went Into tbe bww* to psy bim or t*k* a drink, Ido not remember. The Ud* VM •t tiog la the back room sewing. Prentis told am •De wee bis wife. Never «u In tlwkouse bat one*. Hare frequently sem the lady passing about. Only knew her a* Mrs. Prentis. Trie prlaoner and the lady Jived together aa man and wife, aad pa—ad aa rexpectable people. I waa la Jtenhombarlaad at tbe time Preotl* left, aad heard the talk abowt h. I have been through Milton since. The lady Itvaa to the aame town, now, that I live in, and paaaea aa Mra Prentia. She la reapeetad there, aa far aa I know. She ha* frequently been to my hooae, in sickness and at death. She baa two children. 1 know Frank—ha ia here Cross examined by Mr. Lyons.—l am now em ployed by Fisher, Morgan St. Co., at their iron works, and reside In Psterbnrg—or Duncancon, aa It is now called. Mra. Prentis lives in the same town, near me. I drove the stage to Milton 16 or 17 years ago. Mrs P. is adreaa maker and milliner, and hss been living in Duncan nou four or five years. After I left Milton 1 went to the State of New York, and remained about seven months. On my return, 1 went to Northumberland to live. Ily Mr. Young.—l waa at Northumberland at tha time the news came up that Prentis bad left. Mr. Vauiig asked the witness what was the report be heard? Mr. Lyons objected to the question's being an swered, and moved the Court to instruot tha witness not to answer it. He argued that common report could not be given as evidence in a criminal case, in aamscb as by admitting it, the prosecution would prove a marriage, whish had not bean otherwise es tablished by legal means. He admitted that in eases of pedigree, etc., cohabitation and reputation were admissable; but in a criminal cause hearsay evidence waa illegal and should be rejected. Mr. Young argaed that the question was a proper one, and should be answered, and cited eases from the law books to maintain his position. The fast that the prisoner bad liv-d with a Ndy as his wife three or f or years, was proof conclusive that they were mairied; and therefore it waa peifectly proper to ask what were the current reports when be left hen backed, aathe question was, by the evidence of wit nesses wh-> p'oved the mairiage and that they co habited together. Mr. Moraon was surprised to hear the Piosecuting Attorney lay down any auch proposition of law. Sorely the evidence that would not be admitted on a suit for $2, could not be given against a man charged with bigamy. He argued the question with great earnestness and ability, and among other authorities, quoted from Mayo's Guide, as follows: '•In a prosecution for bigamy, the fi at atep is to prove the previous marriage assordisg to the rites md ceremonies of the country in which it waa cele brated. Proof of a marriage by reputation merely, is not sufficient; an actual marriage must be proved, but to do this, it is not necessary to produce either the register, or banns, or license, for the marriage, may be proved by a person present at the ceremony, and by other modes that might be suggested; aa for exam ple, the acts, acknowledgements and confeaaions of a party sccused of bigamy, ars aa good evidence and available and auliicient for hia conviction, aa they would be in any other case, and when sufficiently strong and clear, will dispense with the production of other tes'imony " The Court, on taking the vote, sustained the mo tion, and therefore decided that the queation was im proper Mr. Young now presented a number of certificates, bearing the lesaer seal of the secretary and the great seal of the Commonwealth, only a portion of which were necessary, the original certificate book of Jus tice Kulp, with tbe recorded marriage of Benjamin Prentis and Mary Hunter, having been produced. The first certificate in bis batch of papers was that of the marriage of Benjamin Prentis and Mary Hun ter, by Justice Henry Kulp, on the 21at February, 1834, io Lewiatowp, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania. The second waa the certificate of George W. Stew art, Justice of the Peace for Mifflin county, stating that he had Henry Kulp's record book, and certifying a true copy of the marriage lines of Benjamin Pren tis and Marv Hunter from it The third was from Thomas F. McCoy, Prothono tary of Mifflin county, certifying that Henry Kulp waa a Justice of the Peace in 1834, and that George W Stewart is now. Tbe fourth was from Abel S Wilson, Judge of the 20th Judicial District, certifying tbat Thomas F. Mc- Coy was Prothonatorian of Mifflin county, and tbat Mea«rn. Kulp and Stewart were Justices. The fifth was from E. S. Goodrich, Deputy Secre tary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, certify ing that the above were all proper officers, and that their acts and deeds were entitled to full credit and elsewhere. This document had the lesser sea! of the Commonwealth attached. And the sixth was from Governor Bigler, with the great seal of the State attached, certifying tbat E S. Goodrich was deputy Secretary of the Common wealth. Mr. Young next read the act concerning marriage, passed by the Legislature of Pennsylvania, showing that matriages were regarded aa civil contracts, and could be solemnized by Justices of the Peace. Benjamin F. Prentit, Jr., examined.—l am a son of the lady in court, and reside in Duncannon, Pa. Will be 20 years old the last of next August. I have slight|recoll ections of childhood. Remember a man living with mother, and that I called him papa.— Have|no particular recollection of bis leaving. Saw his trunks put in a carriage, and saw him get in tbe carriage and go off His brother followed him with a drove of horses. I recognised the prisoner to-day by the appearance of his brother In Pennsylvania — The man alluded to, left my mother about fourteen years ago. Noah Prentis, the brother of tbe prisoner md my uncle, recognises me always as his nephew. lam unable to identify the prisoner ss I was small Crott examined by Mr. Lyons.—l came here with my msther. Did not know tbat 1 should be called ot. to testify until I got here Have since had a sub pcena served upon me. Anderson Grubbs was next called, but the counsel for the prisoner admitted bis marriage to Miss Mel cena M. Minion of Henrico, which was all that he cou'd prove. The Commonwealth being through with beT testi mony, the case was submitted to the Court without argument, and the Justices were unanimous for send ing h°m on for final trial before the Circuit Court for Henrico, which commences its fall term on the 25ih cf this month. After recognising the witnesses, the accused was remanded to prison, and the Court ad journed for the term. |The length of oar report has prevented us from noticing more fully tbe arguments of counsel on bath sides. We have merely attempted to show the position* on the points raised and discussed by them. | Robbery.—Mr. Simon Steinline's resi dence, on Broad street, wa« entered laat Friday night and robbed of $650. The money was taken from a bureau drawer, wbich was opened by boring a bole above the lock and then pushing down the bolt. The robber must have known all about the premises to have been so expert in his operations. Theatre—Miss A. Ihce.—-This charm ing actress, whose name is on the tongue of every friend of the drama who has seen her, and whose praises are echeod and re echoed by all Americana who have souls to appreciate American talent, makes her first appearance at the "Marshall"' this season, in Sbakspeare's thrilling tragedy ot "Romeo and Juliet,'' she sustaining the character of "Juliet," and Mr. Taylor that of "Romeo." To those who have ever seen Miss litcx in the trying character, where all the feelings of the human mind are brought out, it Is needless to invite them to attend the Theatre; but to those who have seen other "atars" attempt to personate the fair "Juliet," we have only to add, that they will have but a faint conception of that character, until they see it by Miss Ince. If she is not perfect in it—if she has not set upon the stage the beau ideal of old Shake peare, then she has succeeded so well in getting up a counterfeit, that the author himself, il he could but arouse from his slumbers and become one of her andence, would doubtless lay claim to the talented actress as the offspring of his mind. The whole piece has been cast in the strength of the company, and should be seen by every lady in the c'ty wbo has a fondness for dramatic representations. Let all bear in mind that Miss Ince is an American lady, and with that native pride wbich should swell the bosom of every American, let her be greeted by a | full and overflowing house. Kunkel's Troupe make their appearance at Metropolitan Hall to-night, and with the assis tance ol Master Adams, will give a rich and varied entertainment. The whole corps are in tine voice now, and promise to furnish their audience such music, and such fun, as their friends in Richmond have never yet enjoyed. Harry Lehr—the inimita ble Harry—ls full of wit and humor, while Search, Brown, W. Penn Lehr, Morgan, Levi Brown, Ah rend, Hermann, Huger, Floyd, Kunkel, and the celebrated Master Adams, and bent on a grand sea sation it artistic skill can produce it Hoop your sides and be in time, if yon wish an antidote for blue devils. Obstcctiow.—Jet Be Williams was fined flaud costs tor obstructing Adams street with a quantity of bricks. Fires.— Benjamin Durham and John Bosh were each fined 91 for calling their dogs when the police were abont capturing them. Sebt oh.—-Matilda Turney, a free negro, charged with stabbing Elisabeth Southard, a mix ed blood, was examined before tbe Mayor last Sat urday, and sent on to the Hastings Court for &osd trial. EOYAL PAKKIBH, Grocer and Commission Merchant. RICUMOttD VA. TTAVING commenced the GROCERY XjL BUSINESS, in this city, in eeaaeaitoa with theCemmieetoa Bastaass, weald hag laava to Invite his frreads aad the pablle generally, to give him a call, aasuriag them ho win sell as row for CASH, or punctual easterners, aa my other bouse ie the city. Be has taken the bouse en the eeaMaaatica of Pearl street, between the Bridge aad Cary street Ha ooaflunee to pay personal atteatioa to sales of Gentry Frodeoe ee t—d I iec*m 11ACON AMD LAKD—3O Hhds. prime JP Western Bides and Sboaldara; 39 Bbli Leaf I«nL landing aad for aale t>v set JOHN H.CLA!BORNE. M A HMI HPi •LBnmawlek, hat now of PslsxAsrg. to Miss EJIttIA daughter af Resss Daviss, papers plssse copy. DIED, ' On the 4th last., at the rasldaaaa af his Grand fathsr. ta CawaaaW, ft. C., JOHN RUT HE 8- POORD, sldsst child ot Mr. aad the lata Mr*. W. J. Bennett, aged Uyears, 10 months and* days. _Op the 4th of October, In Petersburg, CATHA RINE, lafaat daughter of Thomas aad Margaret Cnlltegsworth, aged 3 ysars aad 1* days. "Saner little children to sons unto me, and for bid thess aotyfjr such Is the Klgdww Heaven " * ARRIVALS AT PRINCIPAL HOTELS EXCHANGE HOTEL.—R A Can man, Bt. Loafr E A Kreeman, Culpepper, Re»G A Lfisa, Balto; J H Beay, Lynchbs; J Davis Jr, W II Davis, Bedford; *C Atkisson. Alexandria; J E Fraoela aad lady, Monroe; LPohirt Staunton; J W Pleld, » B Wft nfinHnir N f ; gf Moore. Cartera ville;_J D Coffee, Memphis; J B Young, Hearleo; A Fj 2 1 J D S. hb|: PJ? Conner, NY; O N Jordan, Ndy aad svt. Miss; R H Garnott, Pla; J L Gardner. Newborn; A Hunt and Ndy, Bait: C T Veeable. W Paanul, Petbg ; V Pennington, Buckingham: R R W M Wbltamer, N Y; J O Pollard. King W»; R Fust J,, Pefbg; J P Housewright. Va: J J Goodson, Petbg; T Sweeney, Wheeling: L H Lyne, Washington; J W T Wlciham, N O; J Mc- Cullongh. Va; W A Latta and 3 eblldren, 8 C; N M fjovins. W K Chiles. W F Cox. L-mise; J F Thomas. NY; J W Miner, VaC RR; R W Inmac, N Y. AMERICAN HOTEL—J S Grace, Buckingham; Geo lose, Miaa Ince, Phila; S L Price, Ala; J RC Brown aad lady. Va: Miaa Page, Cumberland; R 8 Allies, Amherst; Mias Thompson, WH Pepper. W F Hacketf, New York; T P August, W G Young, Rlehmon<i;R A Parker. A 8 Dibble. Chesterfield; Dr Hopkini and lady, Miaa Woitbam; Win Allen, Surry; J D Chalmera. Smlthfield; B H Nolao, J M Simpson. Lynchburg; W H Clay. Amelia; A Miliar, Amelia; T Adaxa. Mobile; T P Matthews, Appomattox; Capt Swan, Petersburg; J M Tapacott, Buckingham; J M Pittigrew, Lexin;t>c. COLUMBIAN HOTEI.-J Gunnel, Hampton; W Z Robertson, F Harris, Dr J Howletr, Cheaterfield; GW A Rain#, Capt W Walden, Buffalo Suringa; Mrs A T Walden, P Tuaael. Rappahanock; C Jama gen, Clinton; J C Rovall. G Dickinson, D McLauab rio, Pittsylvania; M Holdnby, J Matthew*. N C; R C Johnson, Hillaville: J B Morgain, J W Morcain, Frankhr; L C Neal, Monroe; G W BurwelL T Gayle, Mecklenburg; J D Mitchsl, PrEd; WH Smoot, Amherst; J W Barrett,Galcsville; J Smith, Charles ton; 8 Spery, Flavanna; Dr McSeu. Baltimore; J H Turner, Goochland; Dr J L Archer, Belona; R J Roy all, Va; A J Lewis, Plttsy vania; J R Crumly, Ten; Capt Pierce, Montgomery; T Hundly, Miaa- O M Johnson, Bait; P T Terrill, Smythe; D S Hill, R and P RR; T E Shnes, Va; E C Archer, Phila; R W Law son, Mra C H Lawson, 2 daughters and Master Law son, N C; W M Tate. Pittsylv.nis; J B Strong, Rich mond; G C Gregory and lady. Chesterfield. MARINE NEWS. PORT OP RICHMOND, Oct. &. ARRIVED, Bchr. Geo. Armatrong, Thomas, Nsw York, salt. Davenport, Allen ti Co. Bchr Elizabeth Headlsy, C ait heart, New York, ice, Griffin fc Taylor. SAILED, Sshr Trade Wind, Wigglna, Salem, mdse., Rankin fc Barker. Steamship Roanoke, Skinner, New York, mdse., and passengers. Steamer Pocahontas, Jones, Baltimore, mdse., Lud lam k Watson. Behr. Z. Stra'.ton, Holey, Connecticut, eoal, W. D, Colquitt fc Co. Boston, Oet. s.—Cleared, barque Saone, Carson, for Richmond. FoaEIGN—PEa CANADA. Arrived at Liverpool, 18th alt, Egerate's, Jones from Richmond. Va. NEW SPECIAL NOTICES. Protection Building Fund Company. — The NINETH INSTALMENT will be due, on Tues day. October 10th, payable to the Secretary any time through the day,at 167 Main street oc 9—lt WM A. BUTTERS, Sec'y. JAMES E. HEATH & RICHARD M. GARY, Commiuioncrt in Chancery.—Office in Whig Building, fronting on Frmklln it. oo t—U Being compelled to quit the new Oaa Work* at Rockett*. for want of the Iron work, I am prepared to undertake any sized Balding or Job woik, having plenty of Brick* on hand and other material necrsiary to execute work quickly. I can be found at the four new tenement* on 4th between Main and Cary at*. LUKE McKENNA. cc 9—3t* We would call attention to the sale of Beautiful LOTS in Sidney. THIS AFTERNOON, at 4£ o'clock. The rapidly improvinr condition of this part of the city, cannot fail to make thi« the beat inveatment, cne can make. We would desire those who wish to better themselves to attend thi* sale. °e 9 TAILOR t WILLIAMS, Acta. "Union Building Fund Company " — Tl.it Company will hold it* regular monthly meeting, on THIS EVENING, Monday, the 9th in«t. The meeting will be opened at 8 o'closk. The Secretary will receive payments, at the Book Store of Knowlea and Walford, during the day. oc 9—H THOS. L. D. WALFORD. Special Notice.—Country Merchants and others are reapectfully invited to attend my auc tion sales of Watches, Jewel™ and Fancy Goods, at my store, No. 106 Main st.. THIS EVENING, at 7 o'clock. See advertisement. ELIAS HALE, tr Auction and Cqm. Merchant, 106 Main it Constantly Increasing.—The number of persons, physician*, merchants, and other* who add their testimony to the good effects produced by &TABLEB'S AnoDVNF.CHCRRT EXPECTORANT and DI ARRHOEA Cordial, i* constantly oo the iacreaaa. The aarne* which can be adduced are thoae of persons well known and of undoubted standing in the community for probity and veraeity. Such being the case, no one can far a moment refuse to use or administer these really excellent medicines. A great number of the oest physicians In the United States have testified that, they are •' more reliable than any other propri etary medicines with whuh we ftheyl are acquain ted, !n the diseases for which thay are prescribed." If you have a cough, or any disease of the throat or longs, make trial of the Expectorant, and mark the result. The Cordial may be given with good effects in all diseaaes of th« bowels. Sea descriptive pamphlet* to be had gratia of the agents. Price for eaek only 60 cents, or six bottles for $2^o. Z. H. STABLER It CO., Proprietors,- Wholesale Druggists, Baltimore PURCELL, LADD It CO., Wholesale Agents, Richmond. And by Druggists and Merchants generally throagh oat Virginia. oc 9—dfce!2t Liver Complaint.—This dangerous and often fatal disease had long baffled tbe skill of the most eminent pbvsiclans, when tbe discovery of Dr. McLans's Liver Pills solved the difficulty, and pre sented to the world the great specific far that com plicated malady, which has attained such widely spread celebrity for its certainty of care. This suc cessful remedy was the result of many year's stndy ia which the symptoms were narrowly obeerved, and are thus described by tbe doctor himself: "Symptoms or a Diseased Livex —Pain la the right side, and sometimes in the left, andea the edge or tbe ribs—tbe patient being rarely able to lie oa tbe left; pain sometimes under the shoulder-blade, frequently extending to the top of the shoulder— often mistaken for rheumatism in the arm; sickness of stomach and less of appetite; bowels mostly ooe tive, bat sometimes alternate with lax; dull, heavy actuation In the back part of the head; loas of memo ry, with uneasiness of having neglected something; sometimes dry cough; weariness and debility; ner vous irritability; feet cold or burning, aad prickly sensation of akin; low spirits, lassitude, with disincli nation to exercise, although satiated it woald be be* neficial. In fact, patient distrusts every remedy." Have you any or all of these symptoms? It so. yoa will fiad a certain remedy in Dr. MoLANE'S LIVER PILLS. P. S —Dr. M'Lane's Celebrated Vermifuge, also his Liver PUts, caa now be had at all respectable Drug Stores in this city. V Purchasers will plsaae be careful to ask for, aad take noae but Dr M'LANE'S LIVER PILLS— All others, to comparison, are worthless. oc 9—dfcclw Dr. Hioginbotham has removed his of fice to his residence on Main street the second door above the corner of Bth street, eoutb side, oc 7—ec3t* POST OFFICE, I Richmond, Oct 6th I In consequence of the change of sche dule on the Richmond, Fredericksburg aad Potosae Railroad, aad on the Richmond and Daavtile Road, the NtghtMall for the North will hereafter be cloeed at 6* P. IL, instead of 7. The Mail by the Danville Road will be open aad ready for delivery aboat H P. M. The office will be cloeed at C| P. A. Oa aad after the first of Jaaaary next, the private fcoxaa will he advanced to litre* dollars. oc 6—Bt __________ f?AMILY FLOUR.—Bragg's. Genito, and •a the best Mountain brands, la whole aad half bblsi Receiving and for atle by eel , J. J FRT. BuMDLEB oral half oval, aad half du I KAT&ait KEY BABKltTß.—Kltnsi CUTER PHOSPHATE LIME—A "if SWH. OJUSOMS. MOTBOPOLITAM ha»t WITH, MitWjlß MUSIC, KUNXBL'S HI6HTIV6ALI OPSBA TBOUPI MIUCIKO; ' HARRY LEHR, J. K. SEARCH, J0». BROWN, W. PENN LEHR, W. H. MORGAN, LEVI BROWN, T. AHREND, E. T. HERMANN. MOIi BERGRR, T. L. KLOTD, And that gifted favoriteof the Mwi, * UNKEt » w.ad» m . Grand Portraiture*, REPLETE WITH PATHOS, Delineating the ntlooi WIT "» ■«»«<>, PHASES OP NEGRO LIFE EVERY EVENING. ADMISSION 25 CENTS. di^t D l^c^k. U7 ' e0 ™ ;: " eh '« 4t, u< dmto » *' oc 7 ~ tf JNO. T. FORD. Awat. THEATRE. "~ L,,,e * J H. TAYLOR. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER (th. Sbakapeare'a Ti agtdy of— ™ n x „HOMETO AND JULIET Romeo, J. H. Taylor; Mereatio. Boniface: Jaliat. Mi« Ann.tte t— <•; Narae. Mr. Carrier. Dmcing by Mlaa»aE. and J. The Farce of— ~ " " , PLEABANT NEIGHBOR. Cbriitopher Strap, Lewi*; Nanaj Strap, Mia FAIRFIELD RACES. PALL MEETING. IfcsS _ First DAY—TUES- VwomiieheLta. °»'™ee ; *100 forfait -40 mak * * race eloaed with the fol ?■/' jiafe'a b c., by Zinganee. dam by Boaton. Priam" b " °- b y ChUd ® Harrold, dam by Pru!i P ' Do,well,i b " ob * Child « Harrold, dam by Green', br.f. by Ainderby, dam by Leila "rave **' alle,,,o ' > ' °* by Tally Ho, dam by Imp. Mar. Second Day-WEDNESDAY, 25th Oct.-Propri -2 f '~ »» H"~ * H,R ]> THURBDAY, 2bth Oct—Proprietor"* purie 9400; 3 mile heats; free for all ages En trance #15. Fourth Day-FRIDAY. 27th Oct-Jockey Clnb puna #800; 4 mile heats: free for all ases. «e s—dt24Q JOHN BELCHER, Prop. LOaT- OST, about a week ago, a CHECK on th«. Bank of Virginia, drawn by the Jamei Riy. " and Kanawha Company, and made payable to Solomon Spry, for $45 68, dated Aogu.t 17th. 1«54 No. 12 ia. Payment having been stopped, the finder will pirate leave it at the Dispatch office, or E. L. Chlnn'a «-ffice. oe 9—lw* LOST, on Sunday last, in front of the Ist Baptist church, a gold PENCIL. The finder will be rewarded by leaving it at the Penitentiary Btore, or Dispatch office. oc 7—2t FREE PAPERS LOST.—Lost on Thursday last, between sth and 9th i treats. a PORT MONNAIE. containing my FREE PAPERS and a few Receipts. A liberal reward will be paid fhr their delivery at this office FRANCIS TOMPKINS, °c 7—2t* A free man of color. LOST. —Lost on Monday, a Gold FOB CHAIN, somewhere In the neighborhood of tbe OM Market The finder will be tuitably rewarded by leaving Ihe *ame at tlii* office. oe s—St* LOST. —A BOND for negro hire, drawn bv Pickett Si Mayoard. in favor of, and endors ed by J da. F. Koeae, for ®125 Payment hat been •topped, and the finder will confer a favor by leaving it with us. oc 4—l« RAGLAND It BROTHER. WANTS. X\TANTED—JOURNEYMEN BOOT T T and SHOE MAKERS.—Tha subscriber will give 3 or 4 fir it rate Boot acd Shoe makera gord aeata of work and constant employment, on Stitch work, at the following price#, viz: new Boota, 18.60: Footings, $2 60; Shoe*, #1.38 and $1 50; Gaiters, tl.iO and 91 75; Extra's, double Soles 50c ; Patent Leather on Boota, 50c.; on Shoea 25c. Nona but good work men need app.y. ALEX. BILL, MannfacP r, o« 3 127 Main at., Richmond WANTED—PAINTERB.—Four or five f» JOURNEYMEN PAINTERS wanted. Ap ply at the Richmond and Petersburg Depot, to oe »—3t J. R CHILDS. XJiTANTED —A good COOK, lor the ba- V * lance ef the year, ia a amall family. One ca pable of doing plain washing and ironing preferred.— Apply at thia office. oe S—ta WANTED—A COACH SMITH. Ap '» ply to ft. H. BOSHER, r oc 9—3t* Corner Main and 9th etfeeta. ANTED, a situation as HOUSE - V " KEEPRER or CHAMBERMAID i weald be willing to do the W a thing and Ironing, for a amall aamily. Apply at thla office. oc 7—lt* WAN TED-NOTICE TO MER CHANTS —A young married Man. from the npper country bordering on Jama* River, la in want or a aituation aa SALESMAN in eome good hoaae in Richmond. He ha* had five year** experience in a good country aiore, and i* considered a good Sales man He eoald probably influence trade to hi* em ployer*, aad wonld prefer a Grocery and Cotnmit *ion, or retail Dry Good* butinesa. Satisfactory tes timonial* forniahed. Addreaa "W. B Richmond P. O. oct—>t* W^ANTED. —An aotive BOY, to learn ▼ ▼ the BAKING BUSINESS, one that hat been at the business preferred Apply to oc 7—2t* R. ADAM# 171 Main atreet. WAN T E D—A good COACH-BODY VT MAKER. Apply at thl* office. oc 7—2t XXTANTED.—A French Lady, who tbo v v roughly understand* the German aad Preach Language*, wiahea occupation aa VISITING GO VERNESS in School* or private familiae. She will teach Claaaa* of Beya aa well aa Glils. The very beat reference* given. She may ha seen at Mi** M. Duval'*, Grace atreet, three doors west of the Ca tholic Charch. oc 6—l2t* WANTED—FLOUR BARRELS at the ▼ v Armory Mills, for which tha hlghsst CASH price will be paid. ocS—l<K WAN T E D—JOURNEYMEN TAIL ft OlLß.—Fovr good Jaaraeyoieß Tillofi »■ find eoMUot employment and good w*g«> Char- WM.IIU, T , UHUUL oe 6—3t* CharioOeetills. WANTED —A aituation in a Dry Goods f V or Grocery Store, by a young from the North, who ha* bad experience 1b such basiaaa*. Direct to "M. W," box 47. Richwond P. O. oca—t* WANTED.-40 LABORERS wanted, ▼ ¥ to work on the Clairmoat Railroad; ia Surry coanly. about 80 mile* below Richmond.• AJft • BOARDING MASTER. Aspiy to*. E. MITCHEL, CAtTEHTRR. /pHR GENTLEMAN, who picked, up a X black LACE VEIL, oa 9th street, aear Main, oa Friday last, will please leave it at the store of 8. M. Baker, corner Mala aad kk «*-, nd to will hearof the owner. wl-U' nOKTABLE STEAM ENGINES, ClE r CULAR SAW.MILIA Ac -Tfc. Mm "jvtt pftypiß ITRNK, fiwtm TnigT- V KM. fcc.—Gaffaa VIM.