to hear of the riot which occurred in Richmond today.
A mob, principally of women, appeared in the streets, attacking the stores.
Their object seemed to be to get any thing they could; dry-goods, shoes, brooms, meat, glassware, jewelry, were caught up by them.
The military was called out — the Governor dispersed them from one part of the town, telling them that unless they disappeared in five minutes, the soldiers should fire among them.
This he said, holding his watch in his hand.
Mr. Munford, the President of the Young Men's Christian Association, quieted them on another street by inviting them to come to the rooms of the Association, and their wants should be supplied; many followed him — I suppose those who were really in want.
Others there were, of the very worst class of women, and a great many who were not in want at all, which they proved by only supplying themselves with jewelry and other finery.
The President was out speaking to them, and trying to secure order.