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The Daily Dispatch: December 1, 1860., [Electronic resource], Movement in
Grabbing. --A negro boy, who gave the name of Frank, appeared before the Mayor yesterday, and was sentenced to the lash, for attempting to steal a pair of shoes from Alex. Hill & Co. Within the past month Messrs. H. & Co. have had shoes stolen from their doors so often that one of the clerks was on the watch when Frank made the effort to get the last pair, and caught him in the act.
Wanted. --The subscribers wish to employ five first-class Bootmen, and six bands on Shoes and Gaiters, both stitched and channeled. Those who are capable of making first-rate work, we will give constant employment and good wages. Members of the present society of Journeymen Cordwainers need not apply, as we will not submit to their arrogance and presumption. Alex. Hill &Co., fe 21--ts
To Alex, Hill & Co. --Sirs: I have seen a personal attack made on me in yesterday's Dispatch. accusing me of stopping your servant in carrying packages to the American Hotel. This I deny, and which I can prove, too. As for watching your shop, on Saturday last, it is also false. You ask who I am and where did I come from? Sirs, my name is Denis Bropry, a native of Ireland, County Kilkenny, Ballgragget; a sober, industrious citizen, and I defy any man to say that he has ever seen me w
the notice of the employers of this city, (Richmond, Va.) They have struck against the Cord wainers' Society here, and want to reduce our wages 25 per cent. less than the usual price. D. Brophy, Pres't. "Thos. M'Carthy, Sec'y."
Mr. Alex. Hill &Co., I would ask you is this a warning to journeymen boot and shoemakers not to come here, or is it threatening any person to be whipped who wished to come?
This, like all your other communications, is untrue.
Your furthermore say that any
Very Highlaw, which we will not submit to. --We see from a card in the paper of this morning that we are charged with being liars, which we deny out and out; and why should Messrs. Page, White, Harwood, and ourselves, be watched on Saturday last, to see who took out work? And why should our servants be stopped whilst carrying packages to the American Hotel, which had been purchased by gentlemen, and stopped by the President of the Cordwainers' Society? And who is the President, and where did he come from? And who was it that had a card published in the Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York papers, warning journeymen boot and shoe makers not to come to Richmond, as they would be whipped? and that any man who takes out work from Messrs. Page. White, Harwood, and ourselves, is to be whipped by some of the Society men? We have nothing further to say. Alex. Hill & Co. Richmond, Feb. 25th, 1861. fe 26--1t
City Council. --The regular monthly meeting of this body was held at 4 o'clock yesterday evening. Present, Messrs. Saunders, Grattan, Glazebrook, Hill, Burr, Crutchfield, Scott, Richardson, Talbott, Haskins, Denoon, Greanor, Griffin. The usual reports from police officers were returned. The Committee on Police say they find nothing in them requiring a special report. They say they also have had under consideration the petition of Charles Y. Morriss and others, asking that they would designate some other place than their wharves for landing powder, and recommend the Council to reject the prayer of the petition. The Committee of Finance reported that they had had under consideration the petition of Wm. C. Allen, executor of O. Slaughter, to have refunded to him the sum of $232.55, paid as tax on money, and report that they allow $140.52 on account of taxes on property erroneously given in to the Assessor by him. The following resolution was adopted: Resolved.
For Hire The balance of the year-1. No. 1 Washer and Ironer, Several House Girls, Farm Hands, and General Laborers. Apply to E. A. J. Clopton, Corner Wall & Franklin streets, opposite Dickinson, Hill & Co. mh 12--3t