and lonely hiding places, and sailed "on obscene wings athwart the noon." Following close upon the proceedings against the exhibitors of unlawful games, comes a demonstration against the cyprian dames, which happened in this way: Officers Quarles.
Davis, Wickes, and Blackburn, armed with a warrant issued by the Mayor, at the instance of certain parties, proceeded yesterday to a house on Virginia street, kept by Clara Coleman, and took her into custody, together with Jenny Read, Ella Willard, Anna Willett, Mildred Coleman, and Ann Beasley, and conducted them all to the Station House.
The charge against the first is for keeping a disorderly, ill-governed establishment, of evil fame and reputation, and against the others for participating in the vicious works there carried on. The party will be arraigned before the Mayor hereafter.
It has been suggested that the divine example furnished in the advice to the penitent Magdalene will be imitated in this instance--"go, and sin no more."
t reached us of the escape, on Sunday night last, from a place called White Point, in Westmoreland county, of a party of some forty negroes or more.
This they managed to effect by using a seine boat belonging to Mr. Gouldman, the owner of the property at this place.
The slaves belonged as fellows: 10 to estate of Robert.
H. Montgomery, deceased; 8 to Mr. Gouldman; 4 to W. D. Watson; 5 to Fielding Lewis; all of Miss Mary Dishman's, number not known; one to T. L. Hunter; one belonging to Mr. Coleman.
of this county, and hired to R. H. Hudson, King George O. H. The last man is said to be very valuable.
It is also reported that several belonging to R. H. Turner and Dr. Greenlaw have gotten off. We further hear that the citizens attach great blame to the military authorities for this wholesale loss of property, and appeal most urgently and earnestly to the powers that be at Richmond to give that true-hearted but defenceless people some little measure of protection and some immunity fr