Richmond Dispatch from Richmond, Virginia on June 13, 1866 · 2
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|! i VOLUME 29. RICHMOND, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1866. NUMBER 832. the dispatch. by COW AR DIN at ELLYBON. Th* PA1LY DISPATCH it delivered Jo anbucrtf.,r, *: l.v per week. to tli?? carrier weekly. H* !ed at P*r at m it n in , #3 50 for six months, 7H .,*1 month for a shorter period. aThe SEMIWEEKI.Y DISPATCI ill(p?ruram. or *'? 50 forni* nientha. The WEEKLY P1RPATCH ?t ft P?r annum. RAILROADS. Klt'Hd^MI) A.1D DAXVIl.t It KAIt.RO?n, i Kirwimsp. M?jr J, l??. s t Ml \ N < ? K OF sell KDULE.? On un<l ( ' ? M X PAY. Jun. 1'th, TRAINS will run *'\\\ :."aXP PASSEXGBR TRAIN leare* Rich? . ;hi v *t f so A M Arrlrea at Danville at 3.50 i v, Arrive* at (iwim^iro' at 7 P. M. n*boro' dally at 4. JO A. M. Leave* ...!a \ at ' A. M. Arrival at Richmond . * V M \ E TO TRAYKI.LF.R8.? Th^ Public are * ' nno, I tit Ht the different railroad* or It. >:it Richmond to the aonlh, vui Pan, \- ? i <*boro' >alia(?urv, Charlotte, Ac., \ ? h< r, Winnaooro', Cofutnhia. Charlea. \.ile. Ac , S. C.; Atigu?;a, Savannah, ( olu i ???, Mhllll. Atlanta, 4c., OA.; \. rv, Selma, Mobile, Ac., AU.; New La . Ac , ?r? now completed, thua firing :: iv. i!?-r the shortest an<i m<?t dlrcfl molf various points aotith. The rout# ]>??'? . 1 a sa!nbriou>. atid h.'althr country. * connect at Bnrkeville With trains on the v !?? railroad for FARM V1LLE, LYNCH? ? BRISTOL. KN'oXVlLLK, DALTON, fl ATTAN'OOGA, MEMPHIS, .%< ? ? THOMAS P0PA.MF.AD, ... .!_?* Superintendent. CT ft^ffiZUFSW- ? -- iiKKAT MiuKT KOUTK TO THK t I NORTH, KA>T. AXP WEST. VIA THE ICHM"M? ^NMO'.KM'KsBPKO A NP POTOMAC KAII.Ki'AP VaRKYIXO THE I'NITEP STATES mViI, TXV ! ? K IMM.Y -ELEOAXT SLEkPlNG ? u;so.\ \ LL XIGHT TR * IX> ?The only railroad ? ? THROTGH TICKETS and THROUGH \;<?A<.E CHECKS fr. m Richmond to thecitie? \or:h, East, and West. on th'? road ire no* run as follow* : The \Y THR< TOH MAIL TKAIX leave* Richmond v sn- 1* vit excepted) at a. 15 A. M., arriving in v. - r. ?t 3;'.' P M.. coiinectiiu* with the ? \ \ETER.V><>N EXPRESS TRAINS for the \ ,T!i. E A> T, ?nd WEST. T XPiHT THROUGH MAIL TRAIN, with VHP >LEE1'IX(5 CARS attached, learea V-I..1 lailr at <? p M . arriving in Washlngi \ M , connecting with the F.ARlJv v .vi.v . TRAINS for the NORTH, EAST, and .??rrtll TICKETS and THROUGH PAGGAOK K> !<? Alexandria, Waahington, Baltimore, ;-h:a. X.'W York, Bwaton, anu all the prin. . a In the Weat. j further information ai.d throagh ticketa he ofice of the company, corner Broad . i .m:. ft reeta, Shockoe Hill. J B GENTRY. General Ticket Asent. m? i! Rtth. Superintendent. my H f? Jem -iSWZ'ZZ: -VttttrnOL.. . JMKWBMP I'IKtilNIA CENTRAL RAILROAD. \ 1: ? f . w ;i.c re^.Mil?r train.- will be run on ?? . r- a l oil and aft*r MoXPAY, KeWmarr 12 : \ MAIL TRAIN PAlLY (excej't on Sunaaya), betv en Richmond and Staunton, leaving Richmond ?? " i' \ .? ?. ! Staunton at * A M A NI'iHT MAIL TRAIN between Richmond and I I r i,?\ . ,, M?ven titnea ? week, leaving Richi ud at 7 15 P M. arid Gordonaville at 15.3? A M. Th - tMif. tna kes close connectiona with traina on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and avoida th- d-.i\? tt <ior>lon?ville on the f.?rtner ni^ht ?. V.e lM..' By :hi- train ji.t*>?-m;er? for tho Southw. ?[ will ; (J> "laved in l.vtu-hburg. \ 2 f:i WEKKI V Mail TRAIN, leaving Staunton ht 7 A. M for the We?t, on Tuesday*, Thara?lav* ?? t >*tur.ta v*. TllE M'.IL TRAIN leivlnjr Richmond connect ? rains >n ?? ?- ORANGE AND ALEXANDRIA . \ >.\ I? The |?.nV MAIL TRAIN connects ?? sTagb CoaCH E8 at Sunnton, Lexington. W ?.ch'-fter. Ac. T:,. ?? r. ?t < f Staunton connect>w1th STAGE ? Kockbridtce natha, Rockbridge Alum, w ??<: . H ? i u 1 He.iiiiig Springs, and the White .r and l.?wi>bur<. \ f i * t HT TRAIN' between Richmond and necta with Freight Trains on Orange , J A x.i.idria railroad for Lynchburg and AIjxa* * r:.t h . I:T will be sent to any point on the Orange ?? i a ? \ t'. !r:a railroad without change of cars. i. - ; urcliasett in Northern cities can be sent : * mm. "tation <>n this road where the comi i--. nt by consigning them to STEc.f.v iC XTKR. <>.'iterai Freight Agent, Richfii. i .tire for the tranflt through Rich! ;!.i. .idin?: wharfage, d ravage, storage and >n?, ? II not exceed ten cenk< per one ! ; ;i t>, ani on heavy articles will be . Ireighi-. will be collected r>t deatinaT .r -kh f< ket? canbe purcnsaed at t#hia office to Bristol, Kni'xviile, Chattanooga and i)\:i n 3 *. I.yiu hiturg reduced to $0. T v <??> t.> Lexington, Va., at til. ' if ^ nt Richmtiid cl<?ed at 3 P. M. II. 1>. WHITCOMB, .{m !!_?? Heiieral .Superintendent. Orm f. ViRtM.viA Cewtkaj.) RAII.RoAU CoMPA.NT, > Richmond, March 31, lfM. > Ki I 'NTIIj Kl'I XT 1 1 E R NOTH ' E, ON L I TJii.i r. FREIGHT TKA1NS p-r w^k will he VIRGINIA CENTRAL KAlLROAl). Ki h v i m> on Sunday, Tuesday, and - : iv vnings, and arriving in Richmond on . : v. AS'. and ThurMtay inonitnif-. H. 1>. WHITfoMB, .tp> General Superintendent. . ff~ ,>ri I I.KHAI', ) ncK, > n, 1*06. ) J. ? >IV"M' AMI 1>AXVII.LK RaII.K< STPEHI stem?knt"?? Oi fi Kii TMoMi, June h, /??TICK TO SHIPPERS AND CON* -ii.N'KES.? No freight will l>t received for . ?? 't.i H'ii ?'ii Mi>NI'AY. the lltli instant I'EMiAV. the ll'th, will commence receiving !? uvering freight at tin- depot in Kichmoiid. - 1*: ?*???"?* ?>t freight now on hand at the Mttn>T delHit will i>iea?' remove it immediHtelv. THOMAS I>Ol>AMEAi>,' 11 ? 3t Superintendent. II I'.ALTH AND RECREATION. ?i.easant and cheap excursions. i r ?? .>< ( oiniuod&tion of thoee who need ordei ur> country air, exercise, and recreation, at ?? l <>?-ible < <?t, on and after the FOURTH F J r.N E, an EXCURSION TRAIN -i mi on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and railroad between Rl< HMOND ANI> ASHLAND ' rther notice on MON DAYS, WEDNES- aiid SATURDAYS of each week, leaving i at S 1*. M . ari l alter an hour ?pent in itiful rural village and lawns of At>hland, t v . t<> arrive in Richmond at 7.43 I'. M . Kk Forth* round trip of thirty-three mile*, ? FIFTY CENTS for adult*, ami TWENY -FIVE ?> : <r children under twelve and over three i* ? : .i?e, and for nur?e? in charge of them. SPECIAL EXCURSION TRAINS r ilOOLS, PIC-NIC PARTIES, TOURNA<.-Ms uaLLS, &<?., can always be hlrld on the *t reasonable terin>. I"? lw S. RUTH, Superintendent. JTi?? THE NATIONAL EXPRESS AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY, m < k os Mai 5 btueet, bktwbek Thibtbesth a.v FortTZCXTB htkbets, Richmond, Va.,) are now prepared to forward ' ' KRENCY, COIN, VALUABLES, * AND FREIGHT, FOISTS NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, AND WBST. Thfc u riff of charge* i> bated upon fair bualneM I'm;; .'r, without being oppressive to the public. (im.DS SHIPPED FROM THE NORTH Yy '.m?hip?a and marked to the care of the Nanal Ex; r. and Transportation Cempany .will t* promptly f rwarded to destination FREE OF CHARGE FOR COMMISSION OR DRAYAGE. ^1* called for without charge, and promptly I r*?rded. Ali <h-?'.red information in regard to the extent nnes op-.rated by this company furnished at j the agencies on application. J. E. JOHNSTON, President. I & F Kite : t5, General Superintendent. mh 28? ts By Rrgnault it Co. , M. ' -'reet, between Eighth and Ninth. ftTOCK OF WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS. ^XTCREU, COUNTERS, GOOD WILL, Jk., OF THE " N CORNER MAIN AND EIGHTH STREETS for sale. ' r ? -j Heft of the owner, we will offer for sale ' ? y until the 14th OF JUNE the good will ;/i:ur*?, Including COUNTERS, OYSTER,v; MIRRORS, Ac. , together with the entire tliecboic> ?t brands of WINES, L1QUOB8, ' 1'iARS, of the oaloou situated at the corner ?V?ii, h?j Eighth street*. ' n if one of the b??t locations in the city for "ducting a lucrative business, it being ImrneJ - ' '/ opposite the Kpouwood Hotel. It ie eel? an opportunity is offered. J' ?ot .ola privakdy by the time * bore sped #ed, *U1 bt sold at publio auction the foUowinf day, ?'!4ln.ur4. * PC, Richmond gispatch. W EDNESDAY .TTT..JUNE 13, 1866.1 Auction Sales To-day. ?? 1 IlKGNACLT A (XV willsHI at their room- i at 10 0 dock. A. M.. a variety of household i fnrnltiire. Ac. 1 PA INK A ro. will sell at 1?X? Main street, at 10 o'clock. A. M., an assortment of dry good*. boots and shoes, hats, Ac. W H. KoMNS will Mellon the premises at ^ o'clock. I' M , if fair, a lot of land nninbered three, on Twenty -seventh street, between M and N. LOCAL MATTERS THE DISPATCH ON THE RAlLROADS.-Mes*rs. Cole A Turner deliver th? IUfjmtch every morning on All the railroad oars leaving Richmond ; and as thrv aw also our authorised agents to receive subscriptions to the Srmi' Weekly and H 'rrkly VmjHitch, our friend* along the railroad routes can ?rail themselves of the inessongtrs of these enterprising urw> dealers in forwarding their orders. SERIOUS RAILROAD ACCIDENT. | Accident ox the Danville Railroad? One Lady Killed? Bishop Eari.y axd i others Badly Ixji red. ? 7 lie mail and pause nger train trom Greensboro to Rich- j tnotid met with a very serious accident j vesterdav afternoon, about half a mile cast i of Coalfield station, and about twelve and a half miles from this city. The engine and all the cars except the ladies' car,J which was the last of the train, had passed over the switch at the foot ot the hca\j grade approaching Coalfield, when tly switch-slide broke, causing the hind truiii of the ladies' car to be thrown from ic track on the sills, on which it ran ?l#ut one hundred yards and was then pri^pi. tated over the northern slope of tlnfemj bankment, making three revolutions jf'fore it reached the bottom. J Mr. K. Vickers, railroad conducwr, was ! standing on the platform as the car began to g<? over and escaped by jumping of]'. Mr. Timberlake, messenger of Garber's I express, who was in the ladies' car collect1 ing baggage checks, escaped in some almost miraculous manner, after the first ! revolution of the ear, by jumping through I an opening made by the smashing in of the ! j top of it. As soon as it could possibly be done, the ! I engineer stopped the train, and the officers i and passengers hastened to the trliefofthe ; unfortunate beings in the overt turned car. j Among the lirst objects discovered was ! the body of a lady doubled pp under a i portion of the car, with a part of her skull ! driven in by a piece of timber. Upon extricating the body it was found to bo that j of Mrs. Trotter, of Swansouvllle, Pittsylvania county, near Danville. Findingthat the ear was off the track, Mrs, Trotter attempted to get through a window, and half of her both* was out, when sla was caught in this position by the descending car and instantly killed. She was the mother-in- ^ | law of Mr. Green T. Pace, Jb.merly of Danville, and now ot' this cityA;ml was returning* from Lynchburgjto he Jliomc ; but failing to make a connection with the up Danville train at Burkville, determined to i come to this city and spend the night with her daughter. Her body was not brought ! to the city, but will be taken to Danville this morning. Mrs. S. K. llayward, wife of Captain ! i William 11. llayward, of t his city, had her left arm broken. She received medical attention, and when we saw h?r, was in as comfortable a condition as cvuld be expected under the circumstances. Bishop John Early, of the Episcopal j Methodist Church, received such severe . ; injuries about the face and internally that ] 1 it was not deemed safe to bring him on the train to the city, and he was r moved to the house of Mr. CunlifF, near the scene of, the accident. The numerous friends of Bishop Early in this city fear t'iat, at his ; | age and with infirm health, his wounds may prove fatal. His symptoms are, very unfavorable, accompanied with slitting of blood. Miss Newman, of Orange, who had been i teaching school in Prince Edward and was ! returning to her home, was very severely injured, and had to be left in the care of ) some ladies near Coalfield. Isaac Overby was severely injured about the breast, and will be taken to his home | near Mossingford, Charlotte county, oa the i train this morning. Mrs. G. T. Pace, the daughter of Mrs. Trotter, was badly injured, and was brought j to her home in this city. Mrs. L. II. Dance, of Nottoway, the ! widow of Captain L. 11. Dance, formerly ! of this city, was badly bruised about her 1 body and limbs, and was suffering great I pain when lifted from the cars to a carriage on her arrival here. Mrs. John C. Hobson, of this city, was I injured about the body and face. Her wounds are painful, but are not believed to be serious. Drs. Deane and Haxall are attending her. Miss M. H. Anderson, daughter of General Joseph K. Auderson, was badly stunned and slightly bruised, but not otherwise I nun. Robert D. Green, of this city, severely bruised. Mrs. K. A. Denier, of this city, slightly injured. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harkness, of Washington city, slightly injured. C. Edward Melcher, of manning, Germany, slightly injured. The ladies' car was one of the finest on the road, and was literally smashed up. The wonder is, that so few were killed ant} wounded, and that so many escaped up. hurt. James STEPHEX8, C. 0. I. R. ? This distinguished gentleman arrived in our city yesterday, and is stopping at the Exchange Hotel, lie is accompanied by General W. G. llalpin and Captain John McCatferty, members of his staff. The latter geJitU*man has many personal friends in this city who will be glad to give him a cordial welcome. It will be seen by a notice in another column that Mr. Stephens addresses the friends of Ireland to-night at the First Market hall. We doubt not that a large audieuce will be present. We are requested to say that a cordial invitation is extended to all lovers of Irish liberty to call and see James Stephens, C. O. I. R., at his room, No. 103, Exchange Hotel. ? Election ok a. New Councilman. ? In consequence of the resignation of Mr. John H. Gentry as a member of the City Council, the Council proceeded on Mon. day to the election of a new member to All the vacancy. Hrr?, A. J. Clopton was elected unanimously. ? Personal. ? Mr. S. R. Mftllory, formerly Secretary of the Na?y of the Confederate States, arrived in thjs city on yesterday morning from the north, and is stopping at a private house. Mr. Mallory expects to leave Richmond in a days for Florida. The Galaxy.? Thi^ magazine for the 15th instant is kept up to its usual high standard or excellence. ^The " continued" stories are sustained in interest, and in the whole number there is nut a phrase or word tint even the mo#t ftwrtidious will find pbj# etiomW#,' 1 J Reports of Council Committees.? On account of the late hour at which the Council adjourned on Monday, we were unable to publish several important and interesting reports mnde by committees, and adopted. We give them to-day below : ! STREETS. The Commissioners of Streets submitted the following : At a called meeting of the Commission- ! ers of Streets, held at the City Hall on Saturday, June 9, 1866, the following appropriations for the repairs and improvements of the streets of the city for the present year were recommended to the Council : JEFFERSON WARD. For putting down a four-foot walkway on the cast side of Seventeenth street, from Venable to Grace street $S.">0 00 j Four-toot walkway on Marshall and Clay streets, from Central railroad to Eighteenth street.... 750 00 Repairing stone pavement on Seventeenth street, from Main to Cary street 800 00 Repairing wall and building bridge and privy across Shockoe creek, on Walnut ally 400 00 Total amount of appropriations for repairs and improvements in Jefferson Ward 82,H00 00 MADISON WARD. Putting gutter and walkway on Marshall street, from Twelfth to College street ?775 00 Building culvert in gully between Clay and Leigh, and Ninth and Tenth streets :?00 Q0 Putting down gutter on cast side of Fifth street, from Raker street to the .gully, and Magging across Raker u50 00 1 Total amount of repairs and improvements for Madison Ward. ..$2, 025 00 j MONROE WARP. Paving ally between Broad and Grace streets and Adams and Jefferson streets, halt' to he paid by the city and half by property owners on each side of the ally.. $320 00 ; Paving and guttering on Baker street, on north side, between Brooke avenue and Second street "30 00 Paving Adams street across Broad, and putting down flagging on west side ot* Adams street, across Broad ? ? 850 00 Putting gutter down on south side of Jackson, from First to Second street 250 00, Total amount of appropriations l'or repairs and improvements in Monroe Ward I $2,775 00 RECAPITULATION. Total appropriations for Je tier son Ward 82,800 00 Total appropriations for Madison Ward 2,025 00 Total appropriations for Monroe Ward 2,775 00 Amount of appropriations for the present year $7?60O 00 The recommendations were adopted, and j the appropriations ordered. FUEL FOR THE POOR. The Committee on Fuel for the Poor j submitted the following: "The committee appointed to provide and distribute fuel beg leave to report that the appropriations heretofore made by the Council at the disposal of the Committee on Fuel have amounted to 1,300 cords of wood and 1,000 bushels of coal, which have been distributed to more than 1,300 families, of which many were refugees. The ! object of your committee has been to dis- 1 tribute these appropriations in such manner as to meet, as far as possible, the wants of the needy, and in order to prevent imposition they have required the certificates of the clergy or a physician, or one of the Richmond Relief Associations, before giving an order tor coal or wood. " In the beginning of the operations it was apparent to your committee that there was much destitution, not only among those who have generally been considered as the poor, but also among many who were heretofore in comfortable circumstances : and in some cases those living outside of' the city limits, unprovided for by the county of Henrico, were so destitute as to require the exercise of this charity on the part of the city. To meet the wants of so j many, and make a division according to their necessities, your committee have j been obliged to use more than ordinary caution in issuing orders, and it became absolutely necessary to employan agent, \n addition to the labors of the committee, to attend to the daily distribution. Your coiumittee believe that every case of actual want has been met, and the amount appropriated has answered the purpose intended. The coal has been exhausted, but thtre remains of the appropriation of the wood two hundred and thirteen cords. The approach of the summer season has, to a large extent, done away with the necessity for Miis aid from the city. iC Your committee believe thatthcaction of the Council has been of great benefit to the recipients of these appropriations, and has prevented much distress through the winter season, and that very few, if any, received aid who did not require and desire it ; and your committee will take occasion here to say that the Richmond, Fredericksbnrg, and Potomac Railroad Company, and the Virginia Central Railroad Company, rendered good service in transporting the wood at such time and upon such terms as satisfied the committee of their interest in the work. " Some appropriation would seem proper to compensate the services of the agent employed by your committee, who has received* and examined all applications for wood, and given orders for the amount to which each applicant was entitled, and they therefore recommend that the sum of $ be appropriated and allowed for that purpose, to be under the control of the committee." The blank hi the last paragraph was filled by the insertion of $150. LAXCASTERIAX SCHOOL. The trustees of the Lancasterian School submitted the following memorial : To the Trustees of the Lancasterian School : Gentlemen,? The undersigned, a cominittee appointed at our last monthly meeting, respectfully represent that they are deeply impressed with the importance of introducing at once into the school under your care certain improvements and modifications, involving an expenditure considerably in advance of the sum now appropriated by the Common Council. These improvements will promote the order and discipline ot the school, and render its instruction far more thorough than It can be under the present arrangement with the utmost diligence and fidelity on the part of the teachers. The changes which we desire to introduce are all involved in the classification which is indispensable, where so large a number of children is collected as are to be found in tho two departments. In the female department we have an average daily attendance of one hundred ?cholari and two teachers. In the male ? department there !i an avenge daily attendance of one hundred imd twenty-five scholars and three teach. ' ers. It is very obvious that the separation of these scholars, and the assignment of all those of the wune or nearly equal attain. inentH to distinct rooms respectively, would enable each teacher to instruct forty scholars, all studying the same lesson at the ' same time, with a facility that cannot be ' attained in a large room where there is a number of classes constantly requiringattent i??n . All the female scholars are now in one room; nil the male scholars are in tiro. A n additional teacher in the female department, and three rooms, would give us three effective schools, into one of which nearly every scholar coming to the shcool might be placed. In the male department an additional room, without an additional teacher,* would give us likewise three schools, or classes, with similar advantages. It is very obvious that the close contact , of teachers and scholars afforded by these separate rooms, and the uniformity of studies, rendering the explanations and instructions of the teachers applicable to all present at the same time, would produce the most .beneficial results. The mind of the teacher, relieved of the physical outlay of strength required in a miscellaneous school, is enabled to act with more vigor in the important matter of imparting knowledge, while great advantages are obtained in promoting a generous emulation among scholars of the same grade, and the constant prospect to the lower classes of promotion to the higher. To employ the additional teacher and fit up the necessary rooms, as well as to pay the teachers already employed, and other necessary repairs to secure the build- ' ing from decay, we suggest that the sum of four thousand dollars is necessary for the current year. We lately sent Mr. James E. Gates, the principal of the male department, to Haiti- j more and Norfolk to inspect the schools in those cities, with a view to the improvements now proposed. His report is before you. We propose to copy the details of( the schools which he examined, as far as J may seem advisable. If the free school system of the north is to be introduced into our city it should be done by our own Council and citizens, that we may give it such modifications as : shall adapt it to our views of education, and secure it from the evils which seem to be inherent in the system in some other localities. We feel assured that neither the Conn- j cil of our city nor the Board of Teachers will ever consent to yield the education of the youth of our city to those who are | not under the control of our own people j as far as may be. We anticipate very (lis- i ast rous results from the success of some of the philanthropic efforts now proposed. Every consideration of patriot i>m, morality, and religion, affecting the public welfare, demands that the ignorance of our lower classes, which is the constant plea for these efforts, should receive our attention, and receive it now. Ignorance is preferable to wrong education, but right education is incomparably better than either. We make this imperfect report in the hope that the Council will enable the j Board in the sphere of its labors, by the blessing of God, to secure a larger number of onr youth at once from the evils <?!' ignorance and pernicious instruction, and give them the advantages of such instruction as shall prove a blessing to themselves and (?ur community. l-"? J ClURI.KS J. SlXTOX, i Philip B. Prh*r, > Committee. Wm. II. Gwathmkv, ) Rmiimoxd, June 11, 1S66. After some little discussion the follow, ing resolution was adopted : Resolved, That the appropriation to the j Ijancasterian School ho increased tor the present year to the sum of four thousand dollars, MkHTINO OF THK PltKSHYTKKIAX St'NDAV j School I'xiox.? The regular monthly meeting of the l'reshyterian Sunday School l'ni?.. Tvas held in the lecture-room of the j Rev. Dr.'i -e't church on Monday night. The meeting ? ""ned with the singing of the Hosanna,'.* of a portion of the sixth chapter of the fifov. Matthew, and a prayer by the president. After spending some time in singin0 md prayer, the minutes were read and adopteil, and the following reports from the superintendents of the schools were offered : First Church Sunday School. ? First Sabbath? Teachers, 16; scholars, 123. Second Sabbath. ? Teachers, 16; scholars, 128. Third Sabbath.? Teachers, 15; scholars, 92. Fourth Sabbath. ? Teachers, 17 : scholars, 117. Average attendance. ? Teach- j ers, 16: scholars, 110. Second Church School. ? First Sabbath. ? Teachers, 21 : scholars, 146. Second Sab- i bath. ? Teachers, 22; scholars, 155. Third] Sabbath? Teachers, 22; scholars, 155. Fourth Sabbath. ? Teachers, 21 ; scholars, 141. Average attendance. ? Teachers, 22 ; i scholars, 138. Collections, S?5.i59. Third Church School. ? First Sabbath. ? i Teachers, 16; scholars, 74. Second Sabbath.? Teachers, 16; scholars, 77. Third Sabbath. ? Teachers, 16; scholars, 74. j Fourth Sabbath. ? Teachers, 13; scholars, 94. Average attendance. ? Teachers, 15 ; ? scholars, 79. Collections, 82.12. United Church School. ? First Sabbath. ? i Teachers, 33; scholars, 154. Second Sab- 1 bath.? Teachers, 39; scholars, 160. Third Sabbath.? Teachers, 35; scholars, 153. Fourth Sabbath. ? Teachers, 35; scholars, 145. Average attendance. ? Teachers, 36 ; scholars, 154. Collections, $5.47. For Sunday School Festival, $100.25. The reports from the First and 'Second i Colored Schools were given orally. The j superintendents spoke favorably of the condition of these schools. Certainly, as far as numbers are concerned, they have every reason to be encouraged ; for the t rooms allotted for these schools are filled each Sunday, it being necessary often to turn some* away. The superintendents reported the average attendance in each i school as near about 225 scholars, and an average of 21 teachers in the First Church, and 17 in the Second. The following is a. report for the Third : First Sabbath.? Teachers, 1 1 ; scholars, 77. Second' Sabbath.? Teachers 10; scholars, 82. Third Sabbath.? Teachers, 9;. scholars, 85.? Fourth Sabbath.? Teachers, , 10; scholars, 75. Average attendance.? Teachers, 10 ; scholars, 81. After the reports were read, Mr. William F. Taylor gave out his intention? in accordance with the constitution of the Society ? to propose at the next concert a change of time of meeting from the second Monday to the second Sunday , afternoon in each month. After the dis- . cussion of some other private matters, and ! the singing of a hymn, the meeting adjourned with a blessing from the Rev. Mr. Price. Thaxih. ? Mr. Matt. O'Brien, of the Southern Express, sent us yesterday a number of southern papers put up in an "illuminated " envelope. The word 44 Dis. patch " appeared in largo ahaded letter* in colors, overlaid with a representation of a pair of scissors; all executed with and without the aid of 44 green goggles." We also received pipers from J. O. Walker, northern mail agent; Colonel Pickett, National Exprew ; from Mr. George Suv. ag?j A<Um? Zxpreu. i Thk Grata' Asxivbrsart.?1 The Richmond Grays celebrated their twentysecond anniversary yesterday with a fine dinner, given on Mayo's inland. The mem. bers of the company and the invited guests assembled on the island nt 3 o'clock, rtnd n few moments alter 4 dinner was announced. A table was spread out under a group of willow tree# on the eastern side of the island, and was arranged in a style scarcely to be expected away troni a hotel. Partington had laden the table with no many good things that a bill of lare was necessary ? and on hand? for the coiinctiience of the guests. As soon as every one had eaten to his heart's content, Colonel Wyatt M. Elliot announced, in accordance with the custom of the Grays on occasions of this kind, the tirst regular toast : " To our guests." This was responded to by Colonel T. P. August, who proposed, in conclusion to his remarks, the following sentiment: "The old Grays: may their thinned ranks soon be tilled, that we may behold them again an ornament to onr city and State." The second regular toast was then read, as follows : 44 Virginia : the home of the brave, though no longer the land of the free. Her soil is sacred still to the memory of the gallant dead." This was responded to by Colonel Marmaduke Johnson, who volunteered the following : " To the soldiers of Virginia : a cypress for the dead, a laurel for the living, and a forget-me-not for them all." At the conclusion of the remarks of Colonel Johnson, the orderly sergeant read the following roll of honor of the dead of the late war ? members of the Grays: 14 The following members of this gallant old organization, which entered the war at the tirst alarm, were sacrificed upon the altar of their native land : Captain K. W. Branch, killed at Brandy station; S. G. Beaughan, killed at Hatcher's run; E. Burke, killed at crater explosion ; John E. Collier, killed at Crampton gap; R. II. Ellvson, killed at French's farm in 1*02 : W. C. Everett, killed at Crampton gap ; George G. Grattan, killed at Seven Pines; C. W\ Granger, killed at Spotsylvania Courthouse; Jud. Gibson, killed at crater explosion; John S. Ilardwickc, killed at Seven Pines; Mark Myers, killed at Second Manassas; W. <). M ills, killed at Crampton gap; James 11. Mills, died of disease; George Nicholas, color bearer, killed at Second Manassas; E. I). Nimmo, killed at Malvern Hill; R. E. Phillips, killed at Spotsvlvania Courthouse; John F. Simonton, killed at Malvern Hill while displaying the most daring bravery; Joseph B. Sacrey, killed at crater explosion; N. Teel, Jiilk-d at Spotsylvania Courthouse : Joseph Weller, killed at Cold Harbor; John T. West, 'died of disease." After the roll was read the third regular toast was proposed : 41 ( )ur glorious dead : 4 They have crossed the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.' " This was responded to by Colonel 1). G. Mcintosh, who proposed the following volunteer sentiment : 4* The conquered banner : May its resurrection at the last be as bright as that of the dead who died under it." The following was the fourth regular toast : "Stonewall Jackson: The worshipped hero of a great, though conquered, people. His name will be the honored theme of song and story when those of hisrevilers will be buried in contumely." Dr. Magill responded briefly to this and proposed the following : 4> Virginia and Maryland : cemented as one by the blood of their children in the revolutions of 1776 and 1861." The fifth regular toast was : 44 Jefferson. Davis, the caged eagle: the bars confine his person, but his spirit still soars. He suffers for a nation that loves him, but is consoled by the admiration of the Christian world." To this sentiment there was no response, save a profound silence, which bespoke in hearts of those present a deep sympathy for the solitary and uncomplaining sufferer at Fortress Monroe. The sixth and last regular toast was proposed as follows : 44 Robert E.Lee: Sooner turn the sun from its path than Fabricius.from the path of honor." This was responded to by Colonel Johnson, who was called upon by the Grays in a jyantier that would brook no refusal. At the conclusion of his remarks, Colonel Elliot read conilhjmications from the following invited guests ?"ho were not able to be present : Captain F. F. Owens, of i%orfolk, sentiment to the Greys; Captain Frftijk Iluger, Petersburg; Howard Claiborne, hvhmond; A. M. Keiley, Petersburg /urfa t, company "A," Twelfth Virginia Infantry, Petersburg, Virginia ; Lieutenant-Colonel J. R. Lewellen, Norfolk Virginian, Twelfth Virginia infantry, sentiment : " To the memory of Captain Branch, a noble gentleman and a gallant soldier, who fell at Brandy station : Victory was dear at the cost of his precious blood. Peace is shadowed by his vacant place." Henry A. Wise, " Brigadier-General, Confederate States army, prisoner of war on parole." After the reading of the communications, Colonel August introduced to the assemblage Colonel Connelly, of the Fiftyfifth North Carolina infantry, a fine-looking young fellow, with his left sleeve empty. The colonel was greeted with cheers, and began a reply in a manner that led us to suppose that he intended to decline replying, but it was not long before wo found out our mistake, for soon he broke forth into a strain of spirited and soul-stirring eloquence such as is seldom heard. He alluded in the most withering terms to the Radical party, which was striving, full of malice, to ruin the south. It was a party, with such men as Stevens and Sumner at its head, and Butler and Botts at its tail. 44 S. andS., Satan and Sin ; B. and B., Beast and Betrayer." In conclusion he paid a glowing tribute to Virginia, the mother of a Wash, ington, a Jefferson, a Madison, and a Monroe. She was the mother of Stonewall Jackson, the brightest meteor that ever Hashed across her firmament ; of Robert E. Lee, the brillant rainbow of hoj?e that spans her skies. The Colonel proposed the following sentiment : 44 Virginia, the womb and tomb of Liberty." The following volunteer toasts were afterwards proposed r 44 To General Billy Mahone : the little man with steel springs and iron nerves." This was responded to by Colonel Roger Pace. A sentiment to the memory of Captain Branch was responded to by Colonol ElHot in the most feeling terms. . Toast by Colonel August : 44 Andre* Johnson, President of the United States, He has been styled the 4 Restorer of the Constitution.' Let him perfect his title by restoring the liberty which the Constitution guarantees." By Sergeant Mayo ? 44 To the memory of the dead of the Twelfth Virginia regi. ment." By A. K. Cruiup ? 44 To the memory ol Lieutenant-Colouel Taylor." The last toast of the day was proposed by Colonel Pago : " To the ladies of Vir. ginia." Colonel Auguit wai called upon to reph to thift, whiob he did In ? most gallant ma* ner, concluding with the following quota- : tion : "Woman ' dear woman whoae form and whom* i #0111, Are the upell and the light of each path w? pnmue; Whether Mtinned la the tropica or chilled at the pole. If woman be there, there'* happinea* too." At the close of Colonel August's remarks the meeting adjourned and the part)' returned to the city. This affair passed off very quietly, and we may say, without invidious distinction, more pleasantly than any one of the kind we have yet attended. We regret that time and space will not al. low us to give more than a passing notice of what happened, or to give more of the remarks made upon the occasion. Suffice it to say, that the speeches were all well timed and appropriate, and filled with elo. quent and feeling passages. Everybody seemed to have enjoyed themselves f ully ; and with their twenty-second anniversary as? criterion, we will always look forward with pleasure to the annual?celebrations of the Grays. Distressing Poverty. ? On Monday night j last, at about 12 o'clock, as Sergeant How- j ard was going his rounds, his attention was ; arrested, near tlx? front of the First Bap- i tist Church, on the corner of Twelfth anc' Broad streets, by the rather unusual sight j of a couple lying in the gutter sleeping as quietly as if they were on a couch of down, and covered with a thin shawl. He woke them from their slumbers, and, upon questioning them, obtained the following facts 1 from them : The man awl his wife ? he could not learn their names ? were emigrants from England, atid arrived in New York in November last. Finding no prospect of making a living there, they came to Richmond a j week or two since, and have been struggling hard to keep alive. They became perfectly destitute, and neither of them were able to get work. On Monday night, after fasting for two days, they were walking up Broad street searching for some place in which to rest their wearied frames, when i they became completely exhausted, and i sinking down on the side of the pavement, were soon lost to all recollection of their misery. They were taken by the sergeant to the station-house, where they were provided with a more comfortable resting-place. The Englishman was described to us as a man of good appearance and manners, and possessing considerable intelligence ; while his wife, by her beauty and devotion to him ? as shown bv many little acts? excited the deep sympathy of those who saw them. Yesterday morning they were supplied by the sergeant wlir. money enough to procure them break Ta st, and discharged. When they reached the st?t ion-house on Monday, they were actually siek from hunger, and refused offers of ftn. I ; but yesterday morning, as they express^ it, they awoke with sharp appetites. Then'/ situation is a deplorable one, and it is to be hoped that kind Providence may guide them from their misery to some way of making an honest living. The "Old Dominion " Line? Arrival of the New Steamer Vixen. ? This steamer, the last new steamship on the "Old Do-'j minion" line, arrived at Rocketts from* New York at <? o'clock yesterday morning. I The Vixen was built for blockade-run- 1 ning, but was captured on her first trip j out by the United States steamship Con- j necticut and sold. She was built for high speed, combined with great storage, and I would not have been captured, but that her wheels were disabled by the excessive speed at which she was being driven through the water. Her engines are double, and the cylinders have a diameter of fifteen inches, and a stroke of lit ve inches; the expenditure of coal being about sixteen tons per diem. The Vixen has made the run from Cape Hatteras to Sandy Hook, three hundred and twenty miles, in twenty-two hours ; and ran from New York to Norfolk, under nine pounds of steam, in twenty-eight hours. With five hundred and thirty tons of freight aboard, the Vixen only draws seven feet of water, and on her first trip she only drew live feet ; so that for her tonnage she is probably the lightest draught boat running between New York and this city. The tonnage of the Vixen is five hundred and sixty tons, and the other | tiue vessels of a similar character are soon expected to be placed upon the line. Of course the Vixen is more adapted at ; present to freight than to passengers, but i additional accommodations will be put up as required. The captain of the Vixen is S. F. Lewis, and the mate Edward Baker, ; and the agents of th? line are Messrs. i Bridgford & Myers. The proprietors of the Old Dominion line are determined to receive a fair share of i public patronage, and the Vixen expects to f-arry a full cargo when she leaves for New y<>rk on Friday. Youxu Christian' Association. The regular mondhJv meeting of the Young Men's Christian Association was held at their rooms on last evebiriW The President, Mr. Asa Sfc. der, made a verbal report ot' the operatioifi^uid progress of the Association during past month. Forty-one uew memberss>bad been added in that period, and putt* had been adopted looking to a large and | speedy increase of its library. Mr. J. B. Watkins, Chairman of the Committee on Lectures, reported that he had made arrangements with Rev. Richard Fuller, I). D., of Baltimore, and Rev. John A. Broaddus, of South Carolina, for the delivery of lectures before the Association in t the coming fall season. Mr. Watkins also stated the main points t of a plan which was about to be put into operation by the Committee on Library and Rooms, for the speedy obtainment of the sum of two thousand dollars, needed by the Association for the purchase of a large library which had been otfered it. He spoke in very sanguine tenuis of the probaj bilitv of raising that sum, if proper effort | were made. Interesting addresses were made during tho progress of the meeting by J. B. Watkins, Charles 11. Winston, P. C. Nicholas, George L. Bidgood, and Asa Snyder. The Tableaux at the View in ia Hall. The lady managers of the Tableaux at the , Virginia Hall on Thursday and Friday last beg to return their heartfelt thanks to Messrs. Dupuy, Wendenberg & Co., Stevens, S. Price, Mitteldorfer, Stoenbock k Co., Miss Reddie, Miss Devlin, and others 1 for their generous contributions of mate' rial to be used in the preparation of the Tableaux ; also, to Mr. Sodini, of Main street, for the refreshments which he 00 kindly supplied on both occasions, and to the Richmond press for their gratuitous insertion of advertisements, &c. The Virginia Hall was crowded to ex. cess on both evenings, and the manager* hope, in a few days, to place a handsome balance in the hands of the President of the Hollywood Memorial Association and ? the Rector of the Monumental Church. Police Headquarters.?' The following arrests were reported at headquarters last ' evening : Aaron Parker, colored, charged with : keeping a common and Ill-governed houseon Broad street. ' - Henry Bates, colored, arretted 01 the charge of stealing one lot of baeoo, wpoted to bt |he property of .WIlliM T? Trueman, . mttr ' iitaiir ?' ? -r < . A tub 'iltimcl?. TERMS OF ADVSMHN& ' On* k|iin, on? lrw?rUO(L On. ?intw, two *? On* aquri, ?!* ? * On??qw?,tiMbtim*rtta- ? M On* aquar*, on* nontk ........ ^f. ...7 ... ...7Z On* aqnat*, twouonita On* ?goaf*, thm swath* . ?ff Ma yob's Court, Tcmdat Motimd? Mayor Mayo i-rkhidixo.? The cane of Mr. Albert Dowdj , charged by & negro man with sccreting and harboring hi* daughter, Laura Smith, was called up. The nub* facts were recited as we gave in our account of the affair yesterday ; and the girl expressing a great desire to return with Mr. Dowdy, the case was discharged. The girl showed evidence of good treat, ment l>y tier neat dress and general good appearance, and very sensibly prefers to serve a kind roaster to supporting an idle, worthless father. Joseph Jackson, negro, charged with drawing it pistol in the street and using threatening language, was sent to jail in default of surety. Willie Brown, a youth of about fifteen years, was arraigned on charge of stealing clothing f rom Mr. Nimrod Dickerson, his employer . He was sent to a county ins. tice as being beyond the jurisdiction of this court. Fleming Johnston, negro, charged with stealing apples in the Second Market from Mrs. Dunn, and striking her daughter, Elizabeth Dunn, wa? sent on. Kkumoni) Rkmkp Association.? This Association, whom* operations have done so much for the poor of our city during the last winter and spring, has been compelled to curtail, amounting almost to an entire suspension, their distributions of pro. visions, on account of the exhaustion of their funds. At the last meeting, which occurred on the 6th June, the report of the .treasurer showed so small a balance that it was placed in the hands of an executive cominittce, consisting of a few of the memhers, and to these the visitors report all extreme cases of want or destitution; and they satisfy themselves by per. sonal interviews of the justness of the case before giving relief. A case was brought to tho notice of a member of this committee on yesterday, which exhibits a degree i f want and distress which we thought did not at present exist in the city. A lady was reported to one of these gentlemen as being sick and in want of food und medicine. He visited tho house, one on Main street, between Fourteeuth and Fifteenth, and found a respectable lady, connected with some of the best families in the city, who had been raised in ease and luxury, lying on the floor, without a IkmI, or pillow on which to rest her head, and a young child lying by her side. She had been married but a short time, and her husband had deserted and left her in this conifition, destitute of money, food, or raiment. The visitor did what he could to relieve her ; and it is for such cases as this that the executive committee arc husbanding with so much care the littlo that is left in their hands. It rarely happens, we hope, that cases of this kind occur; but in 'he impoverished condition of our peowle tw 'fe must be want and suffering, and a lurfe. * amount of it than private chatty^ ? cau at^viatc ; and a public instityj^m conducted Oh , the plan of this a$ocjation is absolutely n6c :\ssarv, shouty be kept up. The travelling agent of the society, the Kev. II. G. Crews, has done very well, and deserves the vote of thanks which was tendere.l him at the last meeting of the Association. Partly through his instrumentality there has been raised by the Association ahor seven thousand dollars; and that it ha cen judiciously distributed, the cha. racter of the Visitors of the Association is sufficient guarantee. The services of Mr. Crews, as travelling agent, were retaincd, aud he will start out again some tiuie during the fall. In the mean time, unless funds or provisions are contributed, there must be suffering among those who have been the recipients of its donations. Many of these are widows and orphans?a large number made no by the late war ? none of them have income of any kind. Were there work to do, they would not now be compelled to accept these charities ; but without work, without money, without resources, they must beg or starve, and we would earnestly plead in their behalf. Shall it be said that the .families of those who fell in the late war are allowed to suffer for the necessaries of life ! It would be a burning disgrace to us if it were so*; and we are satisfied that our citizens will see to it that they do not. Another Dispatch Triumph . ? The Dispatch has modestly alluded of late to only two of its startling achieve, mcnts in recovering lost property ? that of the umbrella (an article not con. sidered property now-n-days), and a pretty lady's watc h. It adds another in. s uce, owing to some i>eculiarities attend, ing it : A gentleman lost his parse, with its contents, and yesterday advertised it in the Di*p(itd> and two other Kichmond journals. Tho finder saw the advertisement in the Dijtputch, and called with it at our counting-room bright and early the day the notice appeared. What does this argue f Universal circulation, and universal perusal.. The paper is mo legible? everything in it is so conspicuous, that nothing paawa unobserved. So that if ever a man loaea anything, save it be in the bottom of the sea, the Dispatch, like another Mercury flying abontthe earth to and fro, and from pole to pole, will most assuredly And It. * P. S. ? Another. ? The gentleman who " a cow in yesterday's DiapcUch rjftnla. >riL H?l, be Invent th? Intorfst latartst da* ?m said mmi ta tafia* any tin* tba koliw wmj dtct aot teas ih*n ten nor bom than thirty- foar mn froai tb* d?ie. 8ach bonds shall b?air dalaos Ik* lit dap ot January. sjjfbteaa baadrad and sixty* Ix, aad be tMu?d for unM of om Iu4n4 Mian, ot any! multiple thereof. a&d ?bait be io th* of lbs csvUftaataa^^^H be peyabHHI^H^^H "ngaaarggy the Stale art betaby upon tatd bonds rniao ;h? Uraat tbsrwotiTirUislBB payable at tb? plesawbaws cipal b<>nd U provided ? h* I may be payable at aajr tha. ?HESM Cnu day .f JinuanvW^^H U?u?dfortbes^^HM^^H b* In th forth by law lor &?? <?c c< m?cn boada Wimpe** the bonds toiMMdsteUMlbS thereoo debief

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