Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.
corporation election — Petitions to the Court--
Harrisonburg,Va., April 1, 1861.
On Saturday last our corporation election took place.
No excitement, and but few votes polled.
Dr. S. M. Bold
was elected Mayor
over G. S. Christie
, (both Whigs,) by a small majority.
J. R. Braithwaite
was re-elected Sergeant
of the corporation.
has held the place of Sergeant
for three or four years. He had no opposition this time.
Councilmen were also elected.
The submission party are still excited on the subject of the secession flag, over the Exchange Hotel
They want it down badly, but more flags of the same sort will go up, instead of the one now up coming down.
Petitions are in circulation requesting the County Court
to grant no liquor license in this Magisterial District next spring.
Really, some check should be put upon the traffic, for King
A. has left his foot-prints deep in this county in the last several years.
One of our military companies — the Valley Guards--paraded on Saturday, and gave the public a chance to see the Zouave
was lately the Captain
of this company of citizen soldiers.
He is one of the best officers in the State
Very justly was he elevated to the position of Colonel
of the Regiment.
Like the California
gold fever, the Western Virginia
oil excitement has reached us, and five companies have left here for the greasy
This oil will soon do away with many other oils.
I perceive less than half the Massachusetts
whale-ships have gone out this season.
It may be, that this oil will supercede whale oil
, in which case Virginia
will take a very prominent part in the commerce of the world with her oil. Perhaps it would be well to grease Virginia
with this oil, that she might slip
out of the Union
--and drown the State Convention in the same liquid.