OCR Interpretation

The daily dispatch. [volume] (Richmond [Va.]) 1850-1884, October 09, 1854, Image 2

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024738/1854-10-09/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

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-
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
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
The stoeki of all kindi of breadstuff* are amail and
the arrivals quite limited.
J B t9®«2o,#lo®sl9}.»[email protected]ßi-told to Mr. Al
exander L Royster, for hit celebrated "Invincible"
J. B. Sll-a-*2(l—sold to Mr. Washington B. Rots,
for hi* celebrated "Sweepstake" brand. *
# Meetings will be held at the fol
lowing time* and places, for the formation
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.
oc 9—st WM. MINGLE.
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. >
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.
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
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. '
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
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
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
•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.
•very article in the Domectie line, at v*ry low
price* at J. MJLLHIBER It BRO.'S,
oc9 19? Broad t
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 mperior Adamantine Candle*, r*eeiriag for *ale
ky o*9 K. H. SKINKER, Cary *t.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Grocer and Commission Merchant.
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
•LBnmawlek, hat now of PslsxAsrg. to Miss
EJIttIA daughter af Resss Daviss,
papers plssse copy.
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 " *
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.
Bchr. Geo. Armatrong, Thomas, Nsw York, salt.
Davenport, Allen ti Co.
Bchr Elizabeth Headlsy, C ait heart, New York,
ice, Griffin fc Taylor.
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.
Arrived at Liverpool, 18th alt, Egerate's, Jones
from Richmond. Va.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
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
Price for eaek only 60 cents, or six bottles for
Z. H. STABLER It CO., Proprietors,-
Wholesale Druggists, Baltimore
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
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*
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
I KAT&ait KEY BABKltTß.—Kltnsi
And that gifted favoriteof the Mwi, * UNKEt »
w.ad» m .
Grand Portraiture*,
Delineating the ntlooi WIT "» ■«»«<>,
di^t D l^c^k. U7 ' e0 ™ ;: " eh '« 4t, u<
dmto » *'
oc 7 ~ tf JNO. T. FORD. Awat.
L,,,e * J H. TAYLOR.
Sbakapeare'a Ti agtdy of— ™
Romeo, J. H. Taylor; Mereatio. Boniface: Jaliat.
Mi« Ann.tte t— <•; Narae. Mr. Carrier.
Dmcing by Mlaa»aE. and J.
The Farce of— ~ " "
Cbriitopher Strap, Lewi*; Nanaj Strap, Mia
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.
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
Thursday last, between sth and 9th i treats. a
and a few Receipts.
A liberal reward will be paid fhr their delivery at
°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.
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
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
'» ply to ft. H. BOSHER, r
oc 9—3t* Corner Main and 9th etfeeta.
ANTED, a situation as HOUSE -
willing to do the W a thing and Ironing, for a amall
aamily. Apply at thla office. oc 7—lt*
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.
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*
▼ v Armory Mills, for which tha hlghsst CASH
price will be paid. ocS—l<K
ft OlLß.—Fovr good Jaaraeyoieß Tillofi »■
find eoMUot employment and good w*g«> Char-
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*
▼ ¥ to work on the Clairmoat Railroad; ia Surry
coanly. about 80 mile* below Richmond.• AJft •
/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'
pftypiß ITRNK, fiwtm TnigT-
V KM. fcc.—Gaffaa VIM.

xml | txt