--The citizens of Richmond
are called upon to-day to choose their Municipal officers for the ensuing year.
Owing to causes patent to the dullest comprehension the matter has not received that attention it usually does from a certain class of "fellow citizens," who are in the habit of annually parading their names as candidates for office, to which the dear people, with singular perversity of will, never elect them.
All the old officers are candidates for re-election, as a matter of course; for, as Jefferson
said, the blandishments of official station are so great, that as a class but few office-holders did and none resign.
But one of the worthy "servants of the people," our excellent and impartial Mayor
, has an opponent, but, without detriment to the present incumbent, we may say that he is "a Forman worthy of his
steel."--Martin M. Lipscomb
, favorably known in the local annals of Richmond
as former City Sergeant
, is a candidate for the Mayoralty, and will no doubt be in the ring till about sundown to-night.
L. M. Jude
, J. B. Pleasants
, L. M. Carter
, and Richard Reins are candidates for the Captaincy of the Night Watch
Either one would do justice to the position.
We cannot dismiss the subject of the Charter Election
without advising the suffragans to vote early.
It is a matter that should be attended to. No doubt is felt, however, but that all the old encumbrances [including the Mayor
] will be re-elected.