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TUESDAY NEXT, Jattoaai En, 1871,
GRAND GALA NIGHT,
MARTINETTI PANTOMIME TROUPE
EMINENT LOCAL ARTISTS,
1.11. \ AND /.OK,
who have lost tbe whole of their wardrobe ac the
late Spotawood file. The benefit ia respectfully ten
dered by the citizens of Richmond to theee worthy
Many local nnd foreign artists have volnrteered
their aervicea forthe occasion, and comprise tbe meat
eminent within our city. Among them are the won-
'ii hia great flying trapeze eet; 1
A LOCAL ARTIST I
in a new graceful Dance; I
GRAND PAB SEULB BY VOLUNTEERS; j
BONO and DANCE j
by the wonder, IQNACIO; j
GRAND FAIRY PANTOMIME i
by the Martlnetti Tronpe. I
For thia occasion only, the wonderful leap of the j
Tambour Aeriel will be perforinod, for the first time
In this city, M'llea LII.A and ZOE and Mens. DE
LAVE in bis TERRIFIC ASCENSION on the tight
rope, with ZOE on hia shoulder.
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oission : 6U cents; children 26 cents. Reduced
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DNESDAY, EVENING, JumjAar 4tu, 1871.
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I. BURRATT will deliver bis LECTURE, in
be will give a full and truthful account of his
,LING ADVENTURES DURINO the REBEL
his Introduction to J. WILKES BOOTH, and
mi arranged to kidnap, not murder, PRESI
LINCOLN, the attempted abduction and its
together with the abandonment of the plot
est, trial and acquittal, denunciation of Judge
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come upon va. Therefore it is important that remedial
agents should be at hand to be used on an emergen
cy, when the seminal principle lodged in tbe system
ahall devulopo itself, and we feel tbe excruciating
agonies of pain, or the depressing influence of disease.
Snch a remedial agent exists iv tbe PAIN KILLER,
Whose feme has made tbe circuit of the globe. Ji. mid
the eternal Ices of tbe polar regions or beneath the
intalerablefemd burning situ of the tropics, its virtues
are known and appreciated. Under a'l latitudes,
from the one extreme to tbe other, suffering human
lit- has fonnd relief from many of its ills by Its use.
The wide and broad area over which this medicine
has spread, attests its value and potency. From a
small beginning, the Pain Killer baa pushed gradu
ally along, making its own highway, solely by its
Each unexampled success and popularity has
brought others into the field, who have attempted,
under aimiiarity of name, te usurp tho confidence of
the people and turn It to their own selfishness and
dishonesty, but their efforts bare proved frnitless
while the Pain Killer la still growing in public favor,
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Indiana, Illinois, and other States, for persons from
any State or country, legal everywhere ; desertion,
drunkenness, non-support, etc., sufficient canae ; no
publicity. No charge until divorce ia obtained. Ad
vice free. Address,
MOORE * RICHAfiDSON.
Counsellors at Law,
de SO— ly 160 Broadway, New York City.
Tl ICIIMOND, FREDERICKSBURG 4 POTOMAC
IV RAILROAD COMPANY, GENERAL TICKIiT
AND FREIGHT DEPARTMENT, RICHMOND
DECEMBER 311, 1870.
IMPORTANT TO PASSENGERS.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
RICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG AND POTOMAC
On SATURDAY, 31at instant, and on TUBSDAY,
3d January, the THROUGH TRAINS will be DIS
CONTINUED In both directions.
On Saturday, 81st instant, Monday, 2d January,
Tuesday, 3d January, and Wednesday, 4th January,
the ACCOMMODATION TRAItV will be run between
Richmond and Frtderickaburg, leaving the Depot,
corner Broad and Eighth etieets, at 3:30 p. in., aud
arriving at 8:50 a. m.
On Sunday, Ist Jauuary, the Thrbugb Train will I
not leave at 11:15 A M., but will arrive with passen
gers from steamer Georgeanua at 2:33 P. M.
On Monday, 2d January, tbe Through Train will
leave Byrd street Depot at 11:15 A. M., connecting
at Acquia Creek with steam*. Qeorgoaoua for Balti
more. The Through Trait. « ill not arrive at 2:38 P.
On Wednesday, 4th January, the Trough Train will
leave Byrd street Depot at 11:16 A. M., connecting at
Acquia Creek with steamer Georgennna for Balti
more, and will arrive at 2:38 P. M. with passengers
from Baltimore via steamer Georgeauna.
49-TIIR TRAVELER is tbua offered on each al
ternate day, during the blockade of the Upper Fo- I
tomac, an equally comfortable erenue via tbe Lower )
J. B. GENTRY,
General Ticket and Freight Agent.
THE MERCHANTS' NATIONAL BANK OF
Will commence operations on tbe 3d day of JANUA
RY, 1871, at the BANKING HOUSE la'ely occnnbd
by Messrs. THOMAS BRANCH A CO., (opposite the
poet-office). The public—merchan la ami. citizens
are respectfully invited to call and favor us with a
portion of their business.
®k Patio State Journal
•«,«>«» Par Year.
1* Cta. Par Week. .
(Evening State journal
I yolving upon the journalist is that which
I forces bim to say something new about
each anniversary day as it recurs. It is a
I hard task when the subject is Jso stalo.—
Thus we are supposed to speak of the
Fourth of July, of tha Twenty-second of I
February, of Christmas, and of New Years
words and give forth ideas which neither
we ourselves ever heard or said or thought
before, nor anybody else. Of course,
something new ought always to be said
about New Year—and something old, too;
for even whilo we welcome the new comer
with joy and gladness, we should speed the I
parting with a becoming and graceful de
meanor. True, it has not been fraught
with much that is pleasant to remember in j
this city, but for that little we should be I
thankful. Our pleasures are ever in this
world fewer and shorter-lived than onr
pains ; therefore, we must expect more of
the shadow than of the light as wo pass
through the world. None of us are en
tirely happy, and there are none wholly
miserable, —and if Richmond and Virginia
have beon sorely stricken and bowed down,
we find, by looking abroad, throughout the
world, that no nation, city or town, has
escape 1 some share in the calamities of
the Old Year, We are too* apt to exag
gerate the things of tho present, and to
overlook those of the past which have be
come traditional or historical ; and then,
too, things which occur at our own doors
strike us with greater force than those which
take place at a distance. Thus, our great
calamity at the Capitol appeared to us
here tho most terribleof all occurrences that
had happened in the country, and we na
turally thought the whole world ought to
be appalled at it. But we can bear of the
blowing up of a steamboat on the Missis
sippi, by which a hundred or two lives are
lost; tho precipitation of a railway car
down au embankment, and the killing or
mangling of scores of men and women ;
the total. Inca <'f « ■>■■■■■ l.t t . «• w» wiiii |
hundreds on board; tho burning of distant
hotels, in which women and children arc
victims; or explosions in mines, deep down
in the earth, where humanity is sacrified i
all these things occur at a distance; we read
about them in the morning papers without
a shudder, ami -"ith listless indifference. In
fact, thuy are dismissed in a brief para
graph. Then we need not wonder that
the world beyond docs not pause to con
sider the lamentations of Richmond over
her calamities—since Richmond pauses not
to lament over the losses of her neighbors.
Each community roust bear the burden
of its own woes, as each heart bears its
Rt sorrows. We are but a small family
irning onr dead who have died in the
year, and not only in this old year,
eh has scarcely yet been buried out of
Kht, but in all the old years each of
seen fade away into the gloom of
st—that past whose bright memo
ries we should cherish, that they may
raise our hearts when bowed down, and
whose gloomy passages should be con.
stantly recalled, that their recollection may
chasten our thoughts, subdue our pride,
Riring us back to the knowledge that
is a God of Justice and Mercy, who
heth in kindness, and doeth al'
« for the best,
nut enough of the old year. Grim and
hoary monster, avaunt I Thy jaws, like
those of the savago wolf, are bloody with
the gore of thy victTSas. To thy lair, wild
beast, and hide thy form there in darkness
from the bright and glorious sun of the
newly born child—the glad New Year I
Ring it in, ye bells, —and as it advances,
let a prayer go up from every heart, that
its advent may herald not only prosperity
and peace among all the peoples of the
earth, but love, friendship, fraternity and
good will throughout the borders of our
own bright land.
It is a propitious moment in America
'or the re-establishmeut of the fraternal
feelings of olden times, and let us all seize
upon it at once, and bury both our private
enmities and our public animosities. Why
should wo war over empty nothings, why
destroy our own happiness and peace of
mind by fostering and perpetuating tbe
siliest prejudices and wildest passions
of hate merely to elevate some political
trickster or harpy to place, that he may
lave power to "put money in his purse ?"
Why, indeed ! Well, then, let us stop it,
and do something for ourselves, our city
and our State in the coming year, that we
may see how much happier we shall all
>c when New Year day comes again to
)less us who live to see it, —for some must
'pass away," in the order of nature, —some
must "go There."
Let there be peace between us,—and
all will prosper under the blessings of a
propitious heaven. Tha Tast is past,—
and let us not look mournfully back into
it; but while wisely improving tho Pre
sent, let forth with manly hearts
and without fear to combat the shadowy
future, —and let "Excelsior" be emblaz
oned upon all our banners.
And now, kind friends of the Journal
thanking you for all the good thiugs you
have done for us and all the just things
you have said of us during the past year,
we wish you a "Happy New Year, and
many returns of tho same, —and may God
bless us all."
The six leading news companies of tht
couutry do a business, in selling new.
papers and monthly magazines, of over
RICHMOND, VA.. MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 2, 1871.
I Bombardment of Paris — Interesting
Statements and Speculattono.
The Germans have opened the ball
against Paris, not by that bombardment of
the capital so often predicted as about to
begin, and postponed for so many unin
telligible reasons, but against the redt.uM
or earthwork on Mount Avron, six mile*
east of the city walls. This temporary
defense has been a source of great annoy
ance to the Germans. From it the forest j
of Bondy has been raked with shells, the
advanced posts of tha enemy made, uncom
fortably hot, their cannons dismounted,
and in Ducrot's sortie of December Ist it .
greatly aided tho French operations against
Gagny and Maieon Blanche. The New
[ York Journal of Commerce, referring to
I the "situation," remarks:
If the Germans had no idea of bombard
ing Paris, it would be necessary for their
own security, to silence the guns of Avron.
I Suppose they succeed in taking it. They
will then be no better off for reducing
Paris. Over tbe six miles which stretch
between it and the capital their siege guns
will probably not carry. Tho holding of
Avron by its captors will be a very diffi
cult task. The formidable fort of Rosny,
and the earthwork batteries which flank
it, will rake Avron with a terrible fire.
But allow that Rosny is itself captured
after Avron, tho former fort will then be
the centre of a feu <T enfer from forts
Romainville, Noisy and Nogent, which
will make the chances three to one against
tha Prussians keepir.g Rosny. The ex- I
ternal system of the defensos of Paris has
its defects, but this great and crowning
merit that except possibly on the west side,
where Mont Valerien keeps its grim watch
and ward over a large tract of country,
he forts are so near together that any two
can, by a direct pounding fire, destroy any
ntermediate fortification which ill-luck
may put in the enemy's hands.
Unless two forts lyiug contiguous can
bo captured simultaneously, the Germans
have, therefore, little to hope from" at
tempting to reduce those defences. The
operation against Avron is more likely to
be, as we have suggested, an experiment to
promote the safety and comfort of the be
sieging lines, which it constantly threatens,
than a step taken as the first in a series for I
the reduction of Paris by bombardment
and assault. Could tha Prussians capture
and hold Avron, they could close up their I
cordmi" ttlw? that V°' nt > nnd mak e the
That itself would pay for the trouble and 1
loss inevitable in the undertaking. If the I
Germans had or have a serious idea of
bombarding Paris, why have they not done
so ? For over seventy days Krtlpp's big
guns have been riding in a railway direct
from Essen, and now gape with their
black ugly mouths on tlio distant city.
They are all in position, and have been
for weeks, if the Versailles correspondents
speak the truth. But is not their presence
there rather a feint and threat than an arm
to be actually wielded iv reducing the city ?
It seems to us that tasty are, though later
intelligence may catise a change in our
All the facts befi.re us point to starva
tion as the simple and safe agency on
which the Germans rely to gain their end.
By the befriending of that silent and spec
tral power they must get Paris at last, I
unless Trochu can break up their invest
ment, defeat their armies iv tho open field,
or be relieved by the army of the Loire.—
By trusting to starvation instead of bom
bardment and assault, the Germans flank I
all the great difficulties of the former —they
save men and ammunition—and, what is
more, they appear before the world as in a
measure magnanimous, and anxious to
spare to civilization the hoarded treasures
of wealth, science and all culture, en
shrined in the brilliant city on the Seine.
The public opinion of mankind, outside
of Germany, is against the destruction of
Paris as Strasburg was destroyed ; and it
speaks well for the Germans iv the hour
of their great revenge if they heed it.
Another point: Tho experience of all
wars shows that it is not wise to heap too
much humiliation on a vanquished foe.
Nothing would be such salt and vinegar in
the bleeding wounds of France as to burn,
blow to pieces and sack the city which is
her glory and pride. She would never,
never forget or forgive it; whereas time
may at last heal up all the other hurts
which she has received or may receive from
her foe in the usual course of war.
With Paris seemingly safe in tho net,
and all tbe reasons that we have given
moving the Germans to depend on starv
ing her out, it appears as if a bombard
ment will be only a menace, aud not exe
cuted. If attempted, the German shells
can hardly touch more than the outskirts
of the city, and her inhabitants, unlike
those of Strasburg, can find shelter toward
the centre, and their surrender may not be
expedited by a single day ; for all accounts
agree that Paris is nerved up to a pitch of
desperation which makes nearly all human
sacrifices possible. The bombardment of
Paris might be tho means of rousing her
people, and those of all the French pro
vinces, to such deeds of reckless valor as
would endanger tha retention of the ad
vantages which the prowess of Germauy
has thus far gained.
Daring Paid in Cuba.—A special
dispatch to the New York Herald says :
Advices from Santiago de Cuba, dated
the 23d instant, state that on the 18th
three huudrcd insurgents, including forty
negresses, armed with cutlasses, sacked
and burnt Socapa, a fishing village, five
miles from that city, opposite Moro fort
ress, at the mouth of the harbor. They
forced a small detachment of defenders to
retreat and killed nine persons, including
two women, and then decamped, taking
everything from the village. Moro Castle
fired twice at the putty, but iueffoetually.
As thero were no boats to carry troops
over, those whiclt wire sent to intercept
the rebels, arrived too late. On entering
they found the corpses of the victims
partly baked, and in a horrible condilion.
Tbo rebel General Cespedes was in the
A brig had arrived at Santiago bringing
a report that the,filibuster steamer Hornet
passed in Aqua ou tbe 18th instant, fol
lowed tbree hours later by a British
steamer. It is rumored here in Havana
that the Hornet had entered the bay of
Nipo and landed the expedition.
The West Virginia Legislature will me t
It is not often that a public man so sue- j
ccssfully overrides detraction and calumny
as General Grant has done. Ever Bi'nce his
eiccli(|i ho has oncountered more malicious
slanders than any public officer in our bU
tory. The libels that havo been hurled at
his character have been of the very worst
sort possible—Buch as charges of venality I
and of fraud—charges that havo been
woven with the most consummate skill into
a web of fiction, bearing all the veri-simili
tude that art could give it. Grant is the
most unguarded man that ever stood con
spicuously before the people, and every ad
! vantage has been taken of his ingenuous-
I ness to secure a woof for the tissue of lies
that his enemies have told. These falsehoods
[ have been spun, too, with the most re
[ markablo persistence, the most persevering
obstinacy, and the most syttcmatic artful
ness, of any lies ever fabricated against an
But Grant has lived thorn all down. He
stands to-doy -at the head of tho nation
without a single one of these calumnies
believed by any mentionablo number of
the people of this country. He holds up
his head, perfectly unscathed by the arrows
if persecution, and his character is purer
anil brighter iv the estimation of three
f itirths of the inhabitauts of the Union to
day, than when ho was the admired and
beloved commander of our army on its re
turn from victory four years and a half
The two houses of the General Assem
bly met to-day at noon, but owing to the
fact that no quorum was present, they
adjourned until to-morrow. In tho Home
a number of petitions were presented and
referred to appropriate committees.
Virginia has 67,512 farms.
Dime dances prevail in Wisconsin.
Moonlight is worth $167 a night to
Greensburg claims to be the best paved
city in Indiana.
Amusement is tho happiness of those
who cannot think.
In Chicago the omnibus drivers carry
R people a cent cheaper,
le of the oldest inhabitants of Troy
icts n very mild winter. I
narlinn M »UtfTrif ** If*""" el va -* ' * I
Miicago and Milwaukee.
*aat fossil ship in the California desert
is now said to be 200 feet long.
The class of 72 at Yale has lost five
members by death within a year. I
Fifty-two of the cities of the Uuited
States have the letter carrier system. j
A Cincinnati lager beer firm does busi
ness under the name of A. Schwill & Co.
A mammoth London circus in now on
its way to this country in six sailing vessels.
The Cincinnati horse railrbad companies
are no longer allowed to run one-horse
A girl at twenty, at Alton, Illinois, is
digging a well for her father at seventy
live cents a foot.
Philadelphia consumes 2,000,000 tons
of coal annually, and her demand con
Of what feminine creature are you re
minded on the .completian of a building ?
Last Friday was tho coldest day which
las been experienced iv Memphis for
The Roman Catholics of Quebec propose
0 iivite the Pope to take up his abode in
Tho total population of Lyuchburg ii
6,825—0f which number 3,472 are white
and 8,358 black.
The Kentucky supreme court has de
ided that stray dogs may be killed with
mpunity or other suitable means.
The largest and most beautiful Metho
ist church in Cincinnati has 222 pews, of
which every fifth one is free.
Tho Campagua around Rome is to be
rained, and made the source of agri
ultural fruitfulness instead of malaria.
At the battle of Gravelotte a trumpeter
was killed by a ball which went in at
tbe mouth of bis instrument.
The Germans have no funeral service.
1 is left to the ability and discretion of
fticiating clergymen to improvise one
uitable to each case.
Mrs. Ingham, of lowa, will live in his- I
ory as the woman who delivered a thanks
ving sermon while her husband proudly
at back of the pulpit holding the baby.
When tho San Domingo rasolution of I
fr. Morton comes up in the House, it is
aid that Mr. Kelly, of Pennsylvania, will
c tho principal advocate of the purchase
; the island.
Rev. William T. Sabine i 3 a New York
ergyman who refuted to read the funeral I
crviccs at tbe burial of George Holland,
ie venerable actor. It was on account
the hitter's profession.
Cincinnati arms her policemen with steel
ppers for seizing their victims. Other
ties don't supply nippers, as the police
men always know where to go aud get
iem when they want them.
A suburban resident tells of a man with
concrete heart who promised to make a
ittle miss a nice Christmas present and
;ave her—two copies of Ayer's almauac.
iere's a big heart for you.
Near the ruins of Thebes, in Egypt, is a
ake called the Purple Lake, from the fact
iat its waters at a certain period atinutlly
saume a purple tint. The cause of this
lenomenon is uuexplained.
The ice on the Potomac is from five to
yen inches thick, and the river boats are
mpletely frozen in. An attempt, Fri
ay, to break through to Alexandria was
Memorial tablets of General George
'ashington and General Robert E. Lee
tavo been procured by the subscriptions
citizens of Alexandria, and inserted on
ther side of the chancel iv Christ Church
At an execution at Chattauooga, Term.,
. excursion steamer was run to the gal
ows, some distance down the river, at a
.liar and a half al' id. It is believed to
be a put-up job bfci.ween the steamboat
men and the man who was hung, to divide
the proceeds. There is cheating in moat .
Meeting of the Catholics of Richmond—
The Action of Victor Emanuel in Seizing Home
to be Denounced.—A. conference of tbe members
of the Society of Saint Vincent of Paul was
held yesterday, a lull attendance being present.
A motion was submitted to tho president,
John Ahem, Esq., for tho appointment of a
committee of three to prepare an address of
condolence and sympathy with the Most Holy
Father, I'io Nino, in deprecation or the seizure
of Rume and the other Papal domains by the
usurpations and other unlawful acts of Victor
Emanuel, King of Italy.
To give lull force and effect to the action of
the Catholics of Richmond on this important
subject, a motion was also made and carried
unanimously that a mats meeting of the con
gregations of St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Pat
rick's, and St. Mary'a (German) charchea, be
held at St. Peter's at an early day this week,
of which duo notice will be given.
The President appointed the following gen
tlemen a committee to prepare the address and
make arrangements for the proposed meeting -
A. L. Masurier, Esq., Capt. William English
and John M. Biggins, Esq. The committee
afterwards waited on the Right Rev. Bishop
McGill to obtain bis approval of and co-oper
ation in the proposed action, which that etai
nent divine wis graciously pleased to accord.
The action of Victor'Emanuel in forcibly
seizing tbe Holy City has waked the indigrta'
iof the Catholic world, by whom it is re
ii as a profanation lo be denounced aa
abhorrent to every idoaof right, justice or
ion. Suoh meetings have been held in
of the principal cities ot this country al
a hoped that the meeting of tho Richmond
dies will not only bo numerously attended
latits component parts will come prepared
tder substantial aid to the Boly Father.
lice Court. — Tho following case* j
disposed of by Police Justice White this
Patrick Dougherty and bis wife, were
II with breaking open Sarah Jane Mv -
ir and throwing out her I'urnitare, alao
the occupant vi et armit. The case
some salient points that the respective
wanted toelocidae, was at tbc-ir request
3d till to-morrow morning,
ea H. Johnson and Edward Snow, sail
ird the schooner Andrew B. Edwards, I
raigned for refusing to obey the legal
)f their captain. Case continued till
y, and parties slapped in jail to await
Johnson, colored citizen, was required
an explanation as to his being corned
night, on which occasion it was
by a policeman that he acted very dis
and used language not fouud iv Lord I
ield's Book on Manners. John was
Dickinson, Lizzie Hamilton, Sam
, colored, and Charles Johnson, white,
irged with being idle and dissolute per
ino visible meaos of support. Dick
id that they sewed in the day time for
"'ii" other parties had merely called
c them when passing by. Charles
professed to have been at work on tho
. Be looked seedy and smelt lond.
ten Sam Johnson was let off, and the
Charles Johnson sent to jail for want
curity for their good behavior,
of the police detectives were charged
ceding their authority by searching
icil of a citizen without the proper
hority. The case was dismissed,
olomon, colored, who did not look like
any kia to old David's progeny, was
tip as a vagrant, and faHing to explain
damning accusation, went to jail in
•o Manufacture.—We have heard
I parties who intend commencing at
day the manufacture of tobacco in
i which is already noted the world
the superior quality of the weed
ut. Tbe large building on Cary
mediately in rear of T. R. Price 4
;, ia now' being fitted up as a faotory
. Worsham & Crowe, who intend to
le business on a large scale. With a
knowledge of the trade, great ener
)od business capacity, we think tbo
ners will meet with a profitable re
teir outlay. It gives us pleasure to
enterprises that will redound to the
f the city, and, therefore, wish the
t success in their efforts.
li. —At a semi-annual meeting of
Post, No. 4, Grand Army of the Re
ild in Portsmouth on the 30th of
, 1870, the following officers were
appointed for the ensuing six months :
Rev. J. 8. Beyer, Commander; Edwin
Murphy, Senior Vice-Commander j George
Elderkin, Jr., Vice-Commander; Chas. Shafer,
Chaplain; Fred Simmons, Adjutant; R. G
Staples, Quartermaster; Alexander McDou»al
Officer ot the Day ; Charles Rich, Officer of
'he Guard ; James Dempsey, Sergeant Major.
B. B. Nicholas and William Siloway were
appointed delegates to attend tha Encampment
which convenes at Portsmouth the third week
in this month.
Mr. Seth Creekmore, for several years
past the efficient deputy Bigh Constablo of this
city, died this morning, at bis residenoe on
Union Bill, after a lingering and painful ill
ness of many months duration. Mr. Creek
more was a faithful and popular officer and
good citizen, and leaves many warm personal
friends to lament his death. Be was a native
of Norfolk, we believe, but had been a resident
of this city since 1862 ; he married here and
leaves a wife and child behind him. Damon
Lodge, K. P., of which he was a member,
will take charge of his remains, and deposit
them in their last resting place with the beau
tiful and impressive ceremony of the order.
The Theatre—Lila and Zoe's Benefit.—
The Martinetti-Ravel and De Lave Combina
tion troupe will continue their excellent per
formances at the theatre during the present
week. Mesdemoiselles Lila and Zoe will have
a benefit to-morrow night. On this occasion all
the members of the troupe, besides several other
artists of renown, have kindly tendered their
services to the beneficiaries." A splendid bill
is announced, and we hope a crowded house
will greet Lila and Zno to-morrow evening. It
must bo recollected that these young ladies
have lost all their wardrobe, besides a large
amount of baggage, at the Spotswood fire.
Death of a Printer. —We regret to an
nounce the death of Mr. Joseph Davis, which
occurred Saturday evening at his residence on
Broad street. On the day previous Mr. Davis
oad lost an infant eon. Both funerals took
place from the First Baptist church this eve
ning at 2 o'clock. Mr. Davis was a printer
by trade, but for some time had not worked at
it, being engaged, with his wife, in the milli
nery business. Bo was a most excellent man,
kind and generous to a fault, and leaves many
ftiends who regret his early demise.
ditor and Treasurer will commence paying off
the interest on the city debt tomorrow. I
this operation they will disburse about $fiO,00(
ofthe people's money. If our present patri
otic Council continue during 1871 to make th
same kind of profitable investment* on th
people's account, as they did in 1870, next pay
day tho Auditor and Treasurer will have tbi
pleasure of disbursing about $120,000 in the
shape of interest on tho public debt.
A Nuisance.—A city water-pipe, lead
ing into tbe store formerly occupied by Mesirs
Wilson & Foster, on Cary street, bursted a few
data since, caused, possibly, by the extreme
cold weather. The water is pouring out all
over the sidewalk. There are several cases of
this Bort about the city, which should be at
tended to at once.
Complimentary Reception. — Mr. George
T. Downing, an eminent colortd citizen of the
Federal metropolis, will bo tendered a compli
mentary reception by the National Club of
Virginia, at the Davenport hotel, Broad street,
this evening at & P. M. Mr. Downing ia a
VOL. 11l -NO. 50.
dollars per day, wishing a happy new year.—
IHow is that for poor Richmond ?]
Darkened room, gr, eously decorated par
tT™ r ! °/ CJe \? litt,ri °K diamonds, and
11,000 brocades, tables groaning with viands
and spirits—very little coffee; city lying in
rums. Vive la bagatelle 1
The Governor, as did many private citizens
held a reception to-day between the hours of I
12 and 3 o'clock. Mrs. Walker received th»
callers in a most charming and graceful man- I
The banks and most of i' j public offices were
closed; alio many of the - ires. The amount
of business done was inconsiderable.
A good many of the members of the General
Assembly are in tbe city, but for want of a
quorum there was no session to-day.
Human bones and a pair of sleeve-buttons,
not identified, were in the ruins of tha
late Spatswood hotel.
Tho panorama of Banyan's Pilgrim's Pro
gram—a good thing, by the way— continues to
be exhibited at Metropolitan Ball.
One million seven hundred thousand bricks
and component parts thereof, 209 barrels of
lime, 300 barrels of sand, iron castings, Inde
pendent of the human bones, form thedebqia
or what was once the Spotswood hotel and ad
The Corner of Main and Eighth streets
continues to bo tho centre point of a large num
ber of persons, who congregate to talk over
the terrible catastrophe which occurred there
yesterday a week ago. We understand that
the lots where once stood the capacious Pinots
wood Hotel, are for sale. There is a need for
a first-class hotel in that particular locality
and it would seem a pity to devote the ground
to any other object than tbe accommodation of
K the public, we hope that some enterprising
capitalists will give the matter their immediate
—— S _
ment was the recipient last Saturday of a keg
"' ,a^ or be er from the extensive brewery of
Mr. Yuongling, below Rocketts, on which was
telled "A bappy New Year." Our whole
paid due respects to the lager, which
ronounced to be of excellent quality and
»vor, and in many a bumper was the
of the proprietor of the James River
nieersary Celebration.—The procl.v
of the then President, Abraham Lin
coln, freeing all the slaves in the United States
was issued on the Ist of January, 1863. To-day
occurred the seventh anniversary celebration
of tho issuance of that important state paper,
which was participated in here for the fifth'
tune by all tbe organized societies of colored
citizens of Richmond.
Organization rf the Lee Monument As
sociation.—We have received from Messrs
Randolph & English, 1318 M.-.;- -i-.-. n
i ■•»»-*• -«».».uffl K toe proceedings of the or
ganization nf the "Lee Monument Association"
and tbe "Association ofthe Army of Northern
Virginia. It is for sale at all the book stores
lor the benefit of the Leo Monument Associa
tion. Price 50 cents.
Retired. —A card in to-day's Whig in
forms the public of the withdrawal of the
veteran Alexander Moseley, Esq., from edi
torial and proprietory management of lhat
journal. The paper will be carried on in future
by his lato partner, Colonel J. C. Shields.
Installation— Tho officers of Old Do
minion Section, No. 1, C. of T., will be
installed in their hall on Broad street, between
Sixth and streets, this evening, at 7
°j i Th " cer emony ia an interesting one,
and the public generally aro invited to attend.
Merchant Marine.— There were fifteen
vessels in the dock this morning. Five at
Rocketts and a couple of steamers. A sieam
tug was endeavoring to keep the channel way
of the river clear of ice sufficient to admit tbe
passage of vessels.
Postmaster Appointed.— John Sinton has
been appointed postmaster at Erin Shades,
lower Henrico, vice Solon Green, resigned.
There is an unmailablo letter in the I
Lynchburg post-office addressed to William
lianeflt to I.lla and Zoe.
The following letter in relation to tbo prorated
benefit to Liv and Zos explains itself:
RtcuMJNn, December 30,1(>70.
To the 3[cmbers ofthe Local Press of Richmond:
Gentlemen—Your note, tendering us a benefit for I
uext Tuesday, in tbe name of tbo proprietorstncl I
attaches of tbe Tbeatro, and others who have kii.dlv I
Vilouteered lor tbe occasion, is received. Accept I
oar heartfelt tbauk j for the generous part you took I
in securing it, and believe va when wo say that yoi r I
kindness will ever be a green spot In our memories. I
Through your columns permit n» to thank tho men:- I
bcia of tbo Martinetti troupe aud the other artists
who have so generously tendered tlieir profusion*!
services for the occasion.
With deep gratitude,
t LILA AND Zol.
" LOVE HIDES A MULTITUDE OF FAULTS."—
But it fuils to paint tbe palo cheek, to id.idden tbo
heart or conceal tho diseise tbit is lurking and
making rapid inroads upon yonder rapidly declining
female beauty ! Her wan features are bedoued with
tears, her pulse is feeble and her day-dreams are
growing dim, as night with its heavy pall of gloom
aettles upon her t.row ! I Con she not be restored t
Yes. Health, with all Its enticiag charms and beau
ties, will sand a thiill of joy through her feeble
frame, by tbe use of English Female Bitters, which
ate advertised in another column. (Jo thou ant. buy
PAH! HOW DISGUSTING I Is tbe exclamation of
every lady who indiscreetly ventures lo apply tbe or
dinary hair dies or "colorers" or "restorers" to her
whitening ringlets. Mud and tur are scarcely more
abhorrent. Not so PHALON'S VITALIA, OK BAL
VATIO.V F')K THE HAIR. Nothing defiles its
fietly flowing crystal. There la no sediment, n 0
gum, no foul gas. It ia harmless, and its epilation
perfect. What a discovery !
DR. L. CONGDON, the Indian physician, claims to j
have tMGOeMfoUy treated quite a number of patients I
in this city, and we bear of those who testify to the
fact. It is fortunate, that than are many physicians
with different systems of practice for the cure of
almost endless diseases. The Doctor is confldont of
the merits ol bis niodo of treating the sick, and
invites those nfli cted to consult him and judge for
theuis-lvcs i f Ira ability to cure. lie can be found |
at bis office In Maccliestor ( uext to the post-office,
and may be "int. t viewed" during the day or oven-
STILL another arrival of those world renowned
BiNtlk". FAMILY SEWING MACHINES at
SCIIAFFSU 4 STK6NG'S,
JODVKN'S mOBOBOTJI KID GLOVE CLEAN
ER.—By its aid gloves cau be quickly and repealed
ly cleuued and made equal to new; even when badly
soiled they can be readily restored. It is eaHy of ap
plication and is perfectly free from any odor. For
Sale by druggists and rancy goods dealers. Price, 25
ceuts a bottle.
THURSTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER
U strongly iecuiuuiei.ih.il as the best dentifrice j
kuowu. It elennsea and preserves the teeth, hardens
the gams, sweet, us tho breath; and, containing no
acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and
can be used latly with great advantage. Sold by all
Klsta. Price, 25 aud 60 cents per bottle.
DR. HASKELL.—This celebrated physician
has taken rooms at the MONUMENTAL HOTEL,
where these desiring bis aervk-ea will llud him. Hs
s the proprietor aud vender of many CELEBRATCD
MEDICINES, who owe their discovery to his Inven
AdwrffsomenU will I* inserted iv the MVMSJNQ
JOURNAL at the following rates:
One square, one Insertion 4 75
One iquare, two insertion , '„['„ \ 2b
Ono square, throe insertions .»-... w j7s
Ons square, six insertions v 3qq
0»a squ«r« t twel re Insertions % 50
Od# square, one month "..!.!!!" 10 00
**• square, two months. !!!!*."".'.'".7 IS 00
One square, three months '....""" * 26f)J
Tan STATS JOURN »L
>ry 2. — Gen. Chanzy
c position lately cap
rushians under General
bank of the Loire river
me, has been occupied
il. He considers this
tant step tut tending
i his successful opera
dds that it is his inten
this advantage by ini
g operations. It is
00 Prussians were Bap
tneut by French troops.
• y In Mew York.
for the State Journal.
ry 2.—Bnsinemi j H eu
ro to-day. The gold,
exchange are closed,
illness prevails in till
le usual New Year'a
■eeivcd by all classes.
Id and favorable to a
or the State Journal.
2.—A dispatch from
en. Prim died on Sat
nds received while ou
lenco from the assem
ade.—The last New
says of Virginia to
nite an active enquiry
mings, which has re
y ol that article. But
ved here, and what
ight wrappers. But
so or primings have
market. Prom Rich
hat the receipts com
idesciipts. In couse
nas holidays no sales
o 'breaks' there until
Idle of January, how
> may expect to see a
..r ii... w.cimi leai.
down, and trade re
> ,1 i ■■
from the Bristol Courier that little Ma ry
Porter, daughter of Col. Stokely Williams,
of Jefferson county, aged three years, was
so badly burLed one day last week as to
cause Iter death. She was engaged in
carrying chips and throwing them on tho
fire out cf her apron, when her clothes
took fire. Her mother is absent on a visit
to California, and it will be a sad blow to
DESPERADO KILLEII IN ARKANSAS. On
the night of the ltitb ultimo, James Bryan,
a noted desperado, was shot and killed
[ near Nashville, Atkansas, by James M.
Norwood. Bryan had been employed by
Norwood and discharged for intemperance,
and swore he would kill Norwood and his
wife. He made several attempts to carry
out the threat. That night he tried to
enter the house with a pistol, when Nor
wood fired with a shot-gun, killing him.
Norwood surrendered himself and was
John H. Surbatt was advertised to re
! peat his lecture in Washington friday
j night, but he was persuaded during the
day to abandon hia inttnlion, in conse
quence of a letter from Mayor Emery,
| officially advising him to withdraw his ap
pointment to lecture. Surratt had previ
ously experienced great difficulty iuobtaiu-
COX—BUCHANAN.—In front of tbe Vir,inia
House, in Marlon, on horreback, by jiev. A. P Scott
on the 22d nit., WM. 11. 00\, to Miss MARY J.
BUCHANAN, all of Smyth couuty.
o ,?^7 I ?,"". I 1 tbi, c "y> Oß Fri<, ay, Dectniber 30th at
2 P. M, HARVEY GRAHAM, infant son .f Joseph
and M. J. Davis, aged 11 months.
JOS A DAVIS In lhi " C " 7 ' ° n Batnrda >'> Kotember 31eti
BOUTWKLL-On Satarday morning, Dec. 31at
afterapainfullllliieas, Mr.. DOROTHEA ANN HOOT
WELL, wile of Captaiu K. B. Boutwell, in tbe 62d
year of her age.
iji o~r « jTw to i J jt:~"
JT IF NAVIGATION ADMITS.
The OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
COMPANY'B elegaat side-wheel I
teaiuship SARATOGA, Captaiu Couch will leavs
ler wharf, at Rockotts, un TUESDAY January
J, at 11 o'clock A. M.
Freight received until 10 A. M.
teerage """ g w>
Bum] Trip Tickets ....'.'.'..'....'..'.'. . 2b Ou
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
.la £ — tt No. 3 Governor atreet
/iRGINiA HOME BUII.bINGTMJNITANIFLOAN
The ibir.l annual meeting of this Association will
« held at the First African Church, un THURSDAY
NIGHT, at 7 o'clu.k.
lt2 ~ i j. J - B. BCRWELL, Secy.
I'MIK SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION—RAKKLK
IL lor the Beuelit of the Widows aud Orphans of
he B uilhern States.
ISTRIBL'TIONNo.I4. Kvtmna Die. 31.
*'>, 46, 24, SS, 118, 62, 60, 11, 40, 61, 54, 64, 8, 31,
larRIBUTIONNo. 101. Hoatflllfl laß. 31.
46, 04, 37, 77, 39, 69, 48, 23, 27, 63, 70, 34, 8,
Wnueas my ban I, at ttiehiuond, \a~~this 2nd i!av
f January, 1871.
SIMMjNS * CO., C.Q.TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can bo purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABNSY, at tbe branch Ulrica, No.
, Eleventh strtet, one door from Main.
JICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES.
FRAMES, FRAMES, FRAMES.
ALL STYLES, ALL fIZES AND DESCRIPTION
LARUE FAMILY BIBLES, BIBLEB, BIBLKB.
CARPETS, CARPETS, CARPETS.
CLOCKS, CLOCKB, CLOCKS.
Will I c puld by payments of weekly inslalltueuu, -
at cheap as they can be bought ln the city tor cash.
FRAMES of all description arid style mane on pre
mides. Parties in wantof-auy of the above will save
money by calling at the store, or purchasing from
I my agents.
Fifth and.Marshall atreefs.