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■1. W. WILMS,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR,
At 01»V_ Slain tltraat, Rlehmenil, V»
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T 1. McKB-SI^Y^WOULD-lwpbotfullt mi
l • form hi* friend*, and the clti«*n* of Richmond,
that ke baa temporarily located at the
"OLD SWAN TAVERN,"
Broad Street, between Eighth and Ninth, where en
be foand BUTTERIOK * CO.'S PATTERNS and the
"HOWE BEWING MACHINE." Ja *-3t
rp H_ "PAIN KILLER."
Pain Is supposed (o be the lot of na poor mortal', a*
Inevitable aa death Itself and liable at any lime to
come upon ns. Therefore it Is Important that remedial
agents should be at hand to ke used on an emergen.
cy, when the seminal principle lodged in the syetem
shall develope Itself, and we feel the excruciating
agonies of pain, or tbe depressing influence of eliieaae.
Such a remedial agent exists In the PAIN KILLER,
whose fame lias made the circuit of ihe globe. Amid I
the eternal Ice* of the polar regiona or beneath the 1
intelerablejand burning snn ofthe tropica, it* virtue,
are known and appreciated. Under all I
rrotn the ono extremo to the other, suffering human- I
Ity has found relief from many of its ills by Its use. I
The wide aud broad area over which this medicine I
has spread, attests its value and potency. From a j
.mall beginning, the Pain Killer baa pushed gradu
ally along, making Its own highway, solely by it* I
6 Such unexampled snecoss and popularity has I
brought others into tire Held, who have attempted, I
under similarity of name, to usurp the coalldence of I
the p.ople and turn it to tboir own selfishness and
dishonesty, but tlielr efforts hare proved fruitlew
while the Pain Killer la still growing In public favor,
—ar* Directions accompany each bottle. i
Bold by all Druggiata. )
Price 05 eta., SO els. aud ft 1.00 per bottl*.
Absolute Divorces legally obtained in New York, J
Indiana, Illinois, and other States, for persons from
any State or country, legal everywhere ; desertion,
drunkenness, non-aupport, etc., aufilcient cSnae; no ,
publicity. No charge until divorce is obtained. Ad
vice free. Address,
MOORE A RIOHAKDSON,
Counsellors at Law,
d« 30—ly ISO Broadway. New York Olty-.
AM.U3—M — MTS.
ATETROPOLITAN HALL MONDAY NIOIIT
IvJL DKOEMBR 28TH, AND EVERY NIGHT DUR
ING THB WEEK:
TIIK "PILGRIM-," j
OR, LIFE ILLUSTRATED. |
A moat fascinating entertainment. Painllsg*
that are unequalled l» the world. M'jst rharralrrg I
Music. Kloquent Lecture. Transition Scene of j
dazzling beauty, language caanot describe. The 1
original entertainment aa given ton nights in New
York, 150 nights in Philadelphia, 100 night* In
lery night at quarter before 8. Wednesday and
rday evenings at 2:30.
[mission : 60 cents; children 25 cents. Reduced
is for Matiriees, Carriages ordered at 9:1:1.
3—3t K. WARREN, Manager I
JSDNF.SDAY, EVENING, Januart 4™, 1871.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
J. H. BURRATC will deliver his LECTURE, in
which ke will give a full and truthful account of hia
THRILLING ADVENTURES DURING tho REBEL
LION, hia Introduction to J. WILKES BOOTH, and
the plan arranged to kidnap, not murder, PRESI
DENT LINCOLN, the nttempted abduction and its
defeat, together with the nbandonmeut of tbe plot,
the arrest, trial and acquittal, denunciation of Judgo
Fisher, Judge Pierrepont, Edwin M. Stanton and
Lonls J. Weichmann.
Admission, nil cents ; no oxtra charge lor reserved
seats. Seats for salo at West A Johnston'a Bookatore,
Main atreet. de SO—6t
VIRGINIA HOME BUILDING FUND AND LOAN
The third annual meeting of thia Association will
be held at the First African Church, on THURSDAY
E'td ' J. B. BTJRWELL, Secy.
HACK AND EXCHANGE STABLES. j
P Street, between Seventh and Eighth I
WM. M. LEDLKY. \
FOR RENT. I
IE BRICK HirUSES TO RENT,
eigh, near to Adama street, con
curs ; ono ou Adams, near Leigh street, I
yen rooms—built on tbe Pbiladelphia
»r occupied since being built; ln nice
;as and virt- r. Accommodation* for
t>, and cow. Apply to
GRUBBS A WILLIAMB.
W r _NT—_~_ _— "SSt JTsi_—_l_HHT «uel |
Apply at No. 310 Twelfth atreet.
T7SOUND—On last Friday night, a GOLD LOCKETT,
JC with two pictures in it tboth the name), Tbe
owner can have the same by applying at THIS OF
FICE and paying for adrertisenteut, aud five dollars
for the flniler. ia 4—2t
Fokt Mors box, Va., Dec. 30,1870./
SEALED PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re
ceived until 10 o'clock A.M., JANUARY 30th,
1871, for TWO HUNDRED (200) BARRELS BEST
EXTRA FLOUR, to bo delivered at the Post in lot.
of fifty barrel*.
I tuples to accompany propoaala.
6—St _tl Lt.Vtii Arty, A. t.'.'s.
OFFIOX OF SUPERINTXN—!NT OF SCHOOLS, I
Ricuhono, Va., Jan. 4,1871. j
rpllcarits for posltiona as teachers iv NIGHT 1
OOLLS will In examined at tbe office of tbe
iriutendeut, corner and Twelfth and Clay bt recta. I
HURSDAY, the sth inst., at 10 o'clock A. M.
ipllcations will not lie received after Thursday. I
THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED
TATES, for the District of Virginia.
In the matter of John K. Millner, bankrupt— I
To Whom it Mny Concern : The undersigned,
Ilieha Kean, Jr., of Dauville, Virginia, hereby
give* notice of his appointment as assignee ofthe es- I
tate of J. K. Millner, of Pittsylvania Co., in said dia
triet, who waa, on the 25th day of January, 1860, I
adjudged a bankrupt upon his own petition by the /
District Court of said district.
Dated Danville, Va.. December Mat, 1870.
Ja 4—W3w ELISIIA KEAN, Ja., Assign...
r\FFICE 1441 FUAKLTN STREET.
If your Horse is aick—aond for DR. FREL—AN.
If your Cow ia sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If your Dog is hick—send tor DR. FREEUAN, the
only Veterinary Surgeon in tbe city,
*_T" Beware of uueducated Qilacka a nd linpoater. I
whose assumption Is Ignorance aud practice fraud.
and Member of tho Royal College of Veterinary'sur- I
ft_» A slate left on the office door and at Ml. I
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Evening State journal
SPIRIT OF THE moR-IMC* r»K«».
At the request of a host of our friend"
and patrons, we shall resume our usual
review of the "Morning Press" to-morrow.
We oonfess we had grown tired of it our
selves. It seemed so like routine work to
us, who had it to perform each day ; and
yet it was a real pleasure. The readers of
that column have doubtless observed that
it was more in the nature of a " running
eommentarv"—a sort of breakfast talk—
than of a soberly review.
It has not been a satire nor a criticism ;
but simply the ideas that have occurred to
our mind in reading over the leading
articles of our contemporaries, which is the
Rduty of a journalist each morning,
uently, they have led us off iuto a
:.il or angry train of thought,—but we
always been able to put down the
earns in timo to save us from coming into
We have endeavored to be courteous,
kind, aud just ; and if our friends and bre
thren of the morning press will permit us
to continue on the same friendly relations
with them during the new year—upon
which we have all now entered with such
high hopes—as have been maintained du
ring tho two which have passed away and
are recorded with the dead, wo shall en
deavor to reciprocate the same cordial and
friendly feeling, and while correspondent
o the command of tho public, will con
inue "to do oar spiriting gently."
Another Important Insurance Cask
Dkcidf,d.—An important insurance suit
has just been decided by a Michigan court-
The case at issue was that of a man robbed
and murdered while walking home. He
held a policy in an accident insurance
company, and upon this his administrator
sued to recover. The court, however,
ruled that traveling on foot caunot be con
strued to meet the conditions of the pol
cy which prescribe recovery aly when
the accident is the result of traveling " by
privrtrn r.r publio •o««ya._" ——I e-ctirte
thereupon sustained the company in it
refusal to pay its policy upon tbo murder
ed man's lifo. This is certainly a very
strict construction of the law, so strict, in
deed, as lo render the present form of the
policies of accident companies less value
able than they have been considered. Hoi
ders of them certainly understood that
hey covered accidents to the person, no
mattor under what circumstances accidents
occurred. For instance, under this decision
heir validity would seem to lapse the
moment the insured set foot upon th
ground, even In leaving one train for an
other, or in going from his carriage to his
Some good has grown out of the bote
fire in this city. Tho loss of so many
ives which might have been saved if pro
)«r precautions had beon taken, has arous
ed public attention to the want of facilities
or escape from burning buildings, and an
order has been issued by the authorities
n New York city that fire escapes shall
be placed upon every hotel. There are
Kuite a number of patent fire escapes,
mple in construction and cheap in price,
which are especially adapted to private
residences, and one or more of these
artioles should be placed in overy house.
The bost " fire escape," however, is a
knotted rope, which every guest in a hotel
can keep in his trunk. A traveler informs
the New York Commercial that he goes
jrepared for escape from burning hotels
jy carrying in his satchel a coil of half
nch rope, forty or fifty feet long, knotted
every two feet, to give a better hold. On
wo occasions he has found it serviceable,
lo one knows at what time an emergency
equiring the use of an escape may occur.
New Hampshire Election. — New
lampshire, on the second Tuesday of
itarch, opens the spring political canvass.
Tho indications are that the campaign will
be an exciting and closely-contested one.
'he two parties are more nearly equal in
New Hampshire than in any of tho other
Tew England States, with the possible
exception of Connecticut. Tho Republi
cans have always hitherto profited by tho
dissensions of their opponents, but these
have now been healed, and with a labor
reform ticket in the field they have a hard
struggle before them. The Republican
majority lust spring was about thirteen
Late advices from Japan represent the
people as makiDg good progress toward
enlightenment. One of the chief charac
teristics of the people, writes a correspon
dant, ia their thirst for knowledge. There
s an evidence of this in the presence of a
number of Japanese youths iv this coun
try, who come to secure tbe benefits of our
educational system. The nobles and the
people generally of Japan now mix more
Veely with foreigners, and show a desire
to imitate them in everything worth learn
ng. In this respect Japan sets China a
"Avery" writes this in the Cincinnati
Commercial about ADdy Johnson's tailor
shop, in Greenville: "The shop is just
about as it was when Johnson worked in
t. The bench that he wore smooth by
crossing his legs is gone, the rebels having
used it for kindling-wood, but the house
remains, and is kept in good repair. Relic
hunters have carried off the weather-board
ing that was formerly upon it up to the
distance of four or five feet, but this has
been replaced by new. The relic-hunters,
however, still continue to haggle away at
it, and its ocoupants say they would have
carried off the whole building if not |
tvlvy rX IYI \J CT m-J* ▼ X\.*t " M-dKJ
we are not exactly prepared to answer
ourselves, and, therefore, le»ve it to the
doctors. But certainly it would appear
th»t Marshal Prim has fallen at the Tight
moment and in the right way, we mean
for the good of his country aud the estab
lishment of the cause to which he had
devoted all the energies of his great soul.
The foundation of the cow monarchy
he had erected needed just such uoble
blood to cement it. Everywhere was dis
sension. Tho kingdom was moved as with
the throes of an earthquake, and the new
throne was toppling to its fall, when sud
denly this deed of horror is done. The
greatest man in Spaiu is stricken down by
tbe hand of au assassin,—and startled, ap
palled, terror-stricken, the voice of faction
is silenced, and order is restored by the
very violence of tho reaction.
Prim has been tho sacrifice, the martyr,
the Codrus and Curtiusof his country, and
Spain is saved from herself—from anarchy.
Talk not to us of Republicanism in Spaiu.
The thing is impossible. We have seen it
tried by the Spanish race and fail, even on
this continent where the soil is so rich for
the growth of the Republican plant.
Tha fall of Prim, we believe, will give
paace to Spain ; and under a limited on
stitutional monarchy, presided over by a
liberal, enlightened prince.and directed by I
wise statesmanship, " proud old Cas- I
tile" will once more take a foremost place
among tho nations of the earth. If this
consummation, so dovoutiy to be wished
for, be fulfilled, then will Juan Prim not
have died in vain,and in his death posterity
willVecognize the will of God.
Senate. —House bill to change tho cor
porate name and amend the charter of the
Virginia Insurance Company, was read
twice and referred to tho committee on
The President laid before the Senate a
communication from the board of public I
Works, in respouno to o. roaalntinn nailing I
for a report of the action of tho board in
relation to claims for work on the Coving
ton and Ohio and Blue Ridge railroad,
which was laid on the table and ordered
The committee on finance was instruct
ed to inquire whether there is not a bal
ance duo the State from the U. S. Govern
ment on account of advances made in tho
war of 1812 to 1816, and report at as early
I ay as practicable.
Tho committee of courts of justice was
cted to inquire whether the judges
ted in counties having a population
than eight thousand, wero constitu
ally electod, and whether the acts per
ned by said judges are valid in law.
n House, a number of Senate bills were I
prted—among them one incorporating
Exchange bank of Virginia, at Good
, Virginia. The bill concerning the
ley railroad was passed by.
(ills were passed amending the code
tive to tbo jurisdiction of the
res of this Commonwealth ; authorizing
Governor tosecode to the United States
jurisdiction over a bridge in Elizabeth
City county; amending the code relative
to fiduciaries, and as to witnesses, so as to
compel the attendance of the same; !
amending the code as to suspension of ex
ecution of judgment and writ of error i
oriminal cases. Iho bill to amend the coc c
as to juries generally, was taken up on its
third reading and lengthily discussed.
■— ———— — —
A Special Messaoe Expected froj
thb President. —A Washington dispatc i
It is reported here that the Presiden
will send a special message, as soon a
Congress re-assembles, relating to the con
dition of the Southern States. Accompany
ing tho message will be a considerab c
amount of testimony in tho shape of ro
ports, &c. ■ from military and other officer
Rich, in the judgment of the President
w that a very bad stato of affairs exists
many sections of the South. It is be
ed that he will recommend that Con
_ appoint a committee of its member
>,o thoroughly investigate the condition o
C's. It is represented that the President'
s are very decided as to tho need o
n by Congress.
jxious to Marry.—The Marion Star
,eaks of an elopemont extraordinary of a
Mr. and Miss Hubble, who passed through
that place Wednesday ou their way to the
Southwestern Gretna Green. We should
judge that the eloping couple was quite a
courageous one, as they rode from home
after night, passing over a mountain
during a heavy snow storm, and both
riding the same horse. The couple are
first cousins, and aged respectively fifteen
and eighteen years. It is astonishing
what a woman will go through to get
The same paper describes tho novel
wedding of Mr. William Cn and Miss
Mary Buchanan, which occurred in that
place last week. Tbo entire party, in
cluding grooms and maids, formed on
horseback in front of Brown's Hotel, and
the holy bond was joined by the minister
as he stood upon the porch.
It has been ascertained that the Crim
ean war cost £340,000,000 ; ihe American
civil, £1,300,000,000; the Italian war,
£60,000,000; the Prnsso-Austrian war,
£06,000,000. The less of life, it has been
estimated, in all these wars together
amounted to 1,700,000.
"Can I see you home "." said a Peoria
chap to a young lady at a party, the other
night. "No, sir," she replied, and the
laudanum he took kept a stomach-pump
The Philadelphia Ledger prints a table
which shows its average daily circulation
for the last two weeks to have been be
tween 74,000 and 76,000.
Two Wisconsin Los quarrelled and one
killed the othor. The tribe condemned
tbe murderer to be skinned alive, which
was done, the victim being staked to the |
[From Ihe Louisville Courier of Saturday.]
The Jewish congregations in this city as
well as other religious denominations have
been much interested of late in the report
ed conversion of a Christian woman to j
Judaism, an event unprecedented in the
history of Louisville, and with but three
or four parallel cases in that of the coun
| try. This interest having grown with
more certain information reached its cul
mination last evening in the admission of
the lady into tho faith. Tho Synagogue
was crowded with a large and attentive
audience eager to witness the Dovel cere
monies that were to bo added to the regu
lar Friday evening service.
Mrs. Julia Kuetner, the wife of a dry
gisods merchant ou Market street, between
Second and Third, is au American woman,
and has always been a member of tho
Episcopalian church. Some eight or ten
Rears ago she married Mr. Kuetner, a .Tew
y birth and profession, and this may have
contributed something to her conversion,
certninly to her interest in tho subject. She
has three children, all of whom were cir
cumcised some months ago, they being,
however, much older than the usual time
for this rile. Several months ago she
applied to Dr. Kleeberg, the Rabbi of the
synagogue in this place, for admission into
lis congregation, stating herself as firmly
convinced of the truth of his teachings,
aod desirous of separating herself from all
of her earlier religious antecedents. Dr.
Cleeberg, desirous of testing the firmness
of her convictions, has subjected her to this
irobation of several months, but, she re
naming unshaken in her resolve, he yes
erday received her into the faith.
Mrs. Kuetner, attended by her husband
and children, was seated in the front pew
of the synagogue, not au uninteresting
looking woman, hut with face somewhat
pale with the excitement of the uo doubt
trying ordeal through which she was to
pass. The ceremonies began wiih the
siugiDg of "The Heavens Declare the Glory
of the Lord," from Handel's oratorio —
This was followed by the reading of the
evening prayer —a part ofthe rogularser
vice—by Mr. Lasker, the chanter of the J
ongregation, with tho alternating respon- I
CS sung by tho choir, Mius Raeti'a aeipr.no I
nging clearly and melodiously above the
rest. The introductory hymn preceded the
sermon, which was preached by tho Rev.
Mrs. Kuetner then came forward, aud
took her place upon the dais at the foot of
the altar, attended by two lady friends.
Dr. Kleeberg commenced the cjremony of
admission by readiDg the 26th verse of the
cxviii Psalm—"Blesse&.be ho that cometh
in the name of the Lord ! wo have blessed
you out of the House of tho Lord." He
then asked her tho following questions, to
each of which she answered in an audible
" Do you believe honestly, uprightly
and sincerely that there is but one eterual,
spiritual and most perfect God, who has
created everything, who ruleth everything,
and preserveth everything ? Do you be
lieve that God has never appeared in any
shape or form; that He fills with His
glory the whole universe, and that the
earth alone may not contain Him ? Do
you believe that God is merciful and of
infinite mercy, kind and of infinite kind
ness, patient and long suffering, and that
He rewards tha good and punishes the
evil in this world and the world to come ?
Do you believe that the soul of man is |
created pure and stainless, and that man
can shun evil and do good, and that if
ho has sinned ho may, by true aud up
right repentance, reconcile himself to Gad?
Do you believe that God hath chosen
Israel to be a nation of priests, and will
ycu always bear in rriind that you are now
of that people ? and will you now mani
fest by piety and tho other virtues that
you aro of a nation of priests ? And
will you always exclaim, in happiness anil
tin misery, in suffering and in affliction, in
' life and iv death, ' Hoar, 0 Israel, the
He then opened the ark ofthe covenant,
ontaining the scrolls of tha law, and, ia
s presence, Mrs. Kuetner read,' in a loud
oice, the following prayer :
"Blessed aud adored art Thou, Eternal
Ono, God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ;
nlighten me with wisdom and understand
ug to embrace Thy holy law, and to fol- I
ow Thee into humility and piety, and to
nve Tliee with all my heart and all my
Then, placing his hands on her should
"Jacob wrangled a whole night with an
lgel. When dawn camo, the angel gave
jto him another name—lsrael. So I do
udow theo with another name. Heuce
rth, added to thy other names, thou
mlt be known as Leah. May the Lord
ake theo like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and
_oih, aud tbe Lord bless thee and keep
lee, the Lord make His countenance
line upon thee, and bo gracious unto
ice. - The Lord lift His countenance upon
iti and give thee peace."
'J i;en he welcomed her in behalf of tbe
ugregatiou, the choir chanting the Adon
lam as its hymn of rejoicing. With tho
essing the congregation was dismissed,
id another member went out with it.
In the antarctic seas theru are seaweeds
hich havo stems about twenty feet high,
nd with a diamoter so great that they
lave been collected by mariners in those
gions for fuel, undor tho belief that they
ore drift-wood. They are as thick as a
A mixture made up as follows, and
keu in quantities equal to an ordinary
ram, and as often as the desire for strong
rink returns, will cure the worst case of
runkenness : Sulphate of iron, five grains;
leppermint water, eleven drams, and
lirits of uutmeg, one dram.
A Jury at Terro Haute brought in a
erdict that the deceased died " by the
citation of God, in tho usual way."
'he " usual way" was a delicate hint at
terosene, as deceased had a fire that
ouldn't go alone, bo he poured on a
Ward Beecher says : "Some have aup
losed that a meek man wat oue who,
when he was hit flrat, did not hit back. I j
The York River Railroad.—A. meeting I
of the stockholders of the Richmond ami York
River railroad company was held yesterday in
this citr, for the election erf officers.
On motion of Mr. Lyons, Col. A. S. Bufnrd
was unanimously re-elected president, and Col.
W. W. Gordon director on the part of the pri
On motion of Colonel Buford, the stock
holders formally approved the subscription by
the Richmond and York River railroad com
pany to the West Point and Chesapeake rail
The report of Ihe president lor tho peat
quarter ending December 31, FUppiementary
to tho annual report, was read and approved.
On motion of Major B. B. Douglas, tbe time
for the annual meeting was changed from ths
flrit Tuesday in January, to tbe first Tuesday
after the second Monday in November.
On motion of Col. Gordon, a commitleo of
aix stockholders wero appointed to investigate
the contract between the Richmond and Y o rk
River railroad company and tho Powhatan
steamboat company of tbe first part, and the
Richmond, Fredericksbug and Potomac rail
road company and the Potomac steamboat
company of the second part, and that the
stockholders instruct, the directory as to wheth
er, in their opinion, said contract should be
approved by tbe directory of Iho Richmond
and York Ri—r railroad company.
The committee, composed of R. T. Lacy, B.
B. Douglas, H. C. Cabell, R. Gregory, Dr.
Wm. Gwatbmey and Janus Lyons, were ap
pointed, to report to tho stockholder* tbis
Dead. —Perhaps no colored man in the
South was better known than the late Gilbert
Hunt—certainly not one was more universally
respected and esteemed than be. Many
of our oldest, citizens still retain among
their relics x likeness of this greatest known
philanthropist of the colored race. As lung as
tbe memorr of tho burning of tho theatre in
1811, and toe burning of the Virginia peniten
tiary in 7824, endures, so long will live the I
memory cf Gilbert Hunt. Matilda, his wife,
surviving him several years, died in this city I
on Monday last, and her funeral took place at
balf-pasl two o'clock to-day at the old African
church, to which she for a number of years
belonged. The old lady, grown old and feeble
with tie frosts of many winters, has not left
the hearthstone where she and Gilbert had
spentso many happy momenta of their married
.Mouths ago, she told the writer of this that
sliawas only waiting to be called array. That
ths times had grown strange to her of late
yeirs ; that the faces ef the ladies and gentle
ir.tr: whom she knew in youth and early wo
manhood, bad passed away, and she felt the
weight of years pressing from her memory the !
early scenes of ber life ; that she was waiting
and watching through the night of life for tbe
beaoon light, just over the river of death. No
doubt the old lady has' ere tbis caught tbe
glow of that brighter light beyond the river,
that shall never grow dim on her vision again. J
The Citizens Stirred Op. —The court of
the Police Justice was graced this morning by I
the presence of about seventy-live citizens
summoned thither to show cause why they
should not be fined for neglecting to obey an
ordinance of the City Council requiring them
to connect lota owned by them on any street
containing a city culvert by a drain, within |
throe months after notification by tbe City
Engineer. At a late meeting of the Council,
Engineer Dimmock notified that body that be
had given such notice, that tho three months
bad expired, and that the mandate of the
Council had been obeyed in no one instance.
Too matter was then turned over to Police
Justice White, who proceeded to stir up the
citizens individually and collectively with a
long pole. One of the defendants to-day
proved to be a lawyer, who gave it as his
opinion that the ordinance was either based on
ilie recommendation of tha Board of Health
or the advioe of some culvert-maker who
wanted a job. In either case, be added, it was
unconstitutional. Tbe case was held for fur
W»rk Cut Out for This Year.—We
learn that a plan is nearly perfected to rebuild
tbe Spotswood Hotel. A joint-stock company
is to be formed, who will probably purchase
the entire property fronting on Main, from
Eighth to Ninth streets, and running back to
the alley Mi the rear. The building will be of
native granite, three or four stories high, with
all the modern improvements, and when com
t't'.'il will be one of the handsomest in the
intry. This is a move in the rigbt direc
n, and the work should be commenced at
On the square opposite tbe above, the Ma
sons will erect their Temple. This, too, is to
be quite a commanding edifice. Tbe ground
floor will bo fitted up for stores, tbe second
beautifully finished for operas and concerts,
while Ihe balance of the house will be arranged
md, Phcenix-like, rises from her
d after its baptism of fire, cornea
gold from the refiner's hands.
fant Abandoned. —Last night, he
ld!) o'clock, Mr. Wm. P. Morris who
i Grace, between Monroe and Henry
mnd wrapped up in a cloak lying on
mrch, a fine, healthy, white male in
arently about 8 months old. The
immediately set up an outcry that
c was gifted with a healthy pair of
d his discoverer took him inside to a
Here it was found on examination
ttle cuss was tolerably woli clad and
looking, and the conclusion arrived
loever abandoned it, was a heartless
Gapt. Epps being notified at the 3d
louse, sent for the child, and had it I
to tbe Alms House, where it will find
good shelter and kind treatment for
'.y Making. —We believe there is
le steam distillery now at work in tbe
rnal revenue district of Virginia.—
in of the ardent tbat keeps up tbe
,ur ypung and old men by pouring
wn, is generated elsewhere. Tbe
iries of the seductive fluid in this dls
been silent for months, consequently
district has not offered any bright
to enterprising revenue oilicei's to
heir scanty means of subsistence by
out any frauds in tbe whiskey line.
is now pretty well played out, though
f some time worked with vigor in
lling Sheriffs. — Wo learn that
c present session of the Circuit court
lond a number of judgments have
tiered against officer, charged with
the payment of large sums collected
in various capacities lor the Com
h. .The unfortunate part of this
is tbat very little if anything will bo
rom these judgments, both the officers
their securities, being in tbe main,
worthless in a pecuniary point of
itock. —We have been obligingly
by Mr. Lewis Gimmi, with the fol
ccount of live stock weighed at the
les during tho month of December :
• 406 ; weight 418,235 pounds, sold at
-363 ; weight 36,150 pounds, sold it
503 ; weight 122,630 pounds, sold at
. —Dr. George W. Bagby, State
is seriously ill with typhoid fever.
iveinor has appointed Samuel P.
lotary public for Norfolk, and Robert
art public for Richmond,
d Blair, Thomas Monroe and Lucy
colored, from Nelson county, were
lodged in the penitentiary for one year yester
day for burglary and larceny.
dealer in tho article an
nounce* tbat candy has fallen. It maintained
4 healthy erection in price during Christina,
times, when folk* were supposed to want It to
satisfy the demands of Krlu-Kringle. '
VOL. III.—NO. 52.
striking Frank M. Bennett in'a felonious man
ner with a brick, with intent lo kill him, wail
lent on for indictment.
Joseph Butler, colored, for assaulting, abus
ing and threatening to fight Gustavo* Staples,
was fined $2.
Mary Miller, colored, assaulting and abasing
Klizs Cosby, waa discharged.
Harry May, charged in two warrants with
unlawfully invading tbe bouse of A. Goodman
for the purpose of beating him, and with using
indecent language in the house of aaid Good
man, was required to give bond to keep the
Augustus Staples, colored, charged with
assaulting Joe Butler, was fined $2.
A. G. Preßton alias Grove, drunk and un
able to take care of himself, waa afforded an
opportunity to leave the city.
Fell Into the River. —Yesterday evening
a young mm, named McCance, ion ef Mr.
Thomas W. McCance, merchant of thia city,
crossed the causeway of Mayo'i bridge on a j
visit to the mill on tho island, and on return
ing to this side, fell from the causeway when
about midway between the two abutments
nearest tbo island. Tho water is of tolerable
depth at this point, and he fell into it, which
doubtless saved bim from fatal Injury. There
happened to be at the place where he fell a
bucket attached to a rope, which was used by
the workmen to supply themselves with water.
This was immediately lowered to young
McCance, who was by its aid drawn up. He
was helped acrotts tbe bridge to this side, and
with a little assistance was enabled to proceed
home. His escape was a lucky one.
Fire. —Tho alarm of fire given about
three o'clock this morning, was caused by the
discovery of smoke issuing from tho shanty on
Locust Alley, used as an apple stand, in rear
of the Tri Mountain restaurant. The occupant,
a colored man, had left a pan of charcoal
burning, which, by some means set fire to tbe
floor of his domicil. An early and opportune
discovery, by policemen Keegan and Hannon,
in all probability prevented an extensive con
flagration, as there are quite a number of j
ricketty, tumbledown wooden structures in
immediate proximity. Tho fire brigade was
out on this occasion with commendable alac
rity, though its services wero not needed, as it
Officers Elected.—At a meeting of the
Band of Hope, ot Manchester, held Jan. 3d,
the following officers wero elected : Prf sident,
James Smith; First Vice-President, Phil
Richardson ; Second Vice-President, Laura
Burford; Secretary, Rosa J. Edwards ; Assis
tant Secretary, Thos. H. Dolson ; Treasurer,
Amanda Edwards; Chaplain, Parthenia Rob
inson ; Ushers, Frank Mann, inside; Chas.
Gathriglit, outside ; Leader, N. E. Johnson ;
Goardiantee, Robert Hobscn ; Governess,
Elizabeth Murray. This institution is in a
prosperous condition ; it is a branch Irom the
Sycamore Church has beeu fitted up in '
splendid style for the occupation ol tho Court
of Appeals which commences its term to-mor
row. The galleries have been removed, and
tbe church divided by a partition, tho front
part being assigned the court. The rear room
is divided, and formed into a conference room
j and clerk's office. The old lecture room of
the church now contains tho State Law
Change of Residence. —Wo regret to
learn that Hon. William H. Macrarland, so
long and intimately connected with the busi
ness interests of Richmond, and for thirty
year* as president of several of the banks, is
alxiut to remove to Greenbrier couuty, in
West Virginia. The best wishes of our people
will accompany and remain with him in hie
Honors to a Brother. — The order of
K. P.'s, one of the largest and most flourishing
in our city, will attend the funeral ol their late
brother, Capt. Sam. Hines, at the Broad street
Methodist church, this P. M., at tha hour of 4.
Rev. J. E. Edwards, himself a Knight, will
preach the funeral sermon. All the lodges will
On the Ice. —Despito the very cousider
able change in the weather the ice on the basin
has continued of sufficient strength to afford
amusement to Ihe lovers of skating, a number
ot whom were using it both yesterday evening
and this morning for that purpose.
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. —The ex
hibitions of thia fine panorama still attracts
large crowds nightly to Metropolitan Ball.
I bis week will close its engagement in the city*
and we hope that every body will visit it at
least once before the closing night.
The members of Jefferson ward Repub
lican club will meet this (Wednesday) even
ing in the basement of the Metropolitan hall
for the purpose of an election of officers; a foil
attendance is expected.
Tfie Night Schools. —We would call at
tention to Superintendent Binford's notice
published elsewhere, relative to applications
as teachers in night schools. No application
to bo received after Thursday.
Absent. —John Poe, jr., Chief of Police,
is now absent in New York city oo business.
Capt. Chas. H. Epps ia acting chief during his
have all the weeklies and monthlies read by the
public in advance, on account of its being
"Christmas times." Call on them.
LADIsS, ATTENTION I—Mr. J. B, WcKauuey, the
Ageutfor the HOWE SEWING MACHINE, has lo
cated in the "OLD SWAN TAVERN," on Broad
street, where polite and accommodating attendants
request their lady patro— to cull and ex-rmin- the
laie-.t and most fanhionabie stvlr, cf fern ele aitir*.— I
They havo all the FASHION CUTS anil PATTERNS.
THOMPSON'S POMADE OPTIMB. as a dressing
for the Hair Is all tirat is required ; purely vegetable.
and highly perfumed, it suite ns, i.uproves and beau
titicra tho Hair, strengthen* the roots, nnd give* it <■.
rich, glossy apporerajce. err Hale by all dxugfllifj*
Price, 3i aud 75 cents per bottle.
DR. L. CONGDON, the Indian physician, claims to
have successfully treated quite a number of patients
in this city, and we hear of those who testify to the
fact. It is fortunate that tlieie are many physicians
with different systems of piactice for the cure ol
almost endless diseases. The Doctor is confident of
the merit! ol hia mode of tiratiug tbo sick, and
invite: those afflicted to consult hiiu and jud.e for
those— Ive. of his ability to cure. He can be found
at his office in Manchester, next to the post-olnee.
and may bs "int. rvroweel" during tlio day or even-
STILL another arrival of those world re uowuej
SINGER FAMILY SEWING MACHINES at
BCUAFFER * STRONG'S,
913 Main street,
JOUVfcN'S INODOROUS KID GLOVE CLEAN
ER.—r.y Its aid gloves can Irer quickly and repeatee
ly cleaned aud untde'equal to new; even when badly
sollod they can be readily restore:.'. It ts o&sy cf ap
plication anil is perfectly freo from auy odor. Fo
sale by druggists and fancy goods dealora. Price,'
centa a bottle.
THURSTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDfe,
la strongly T«comniettded as tho beat dentifri.
known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, harden,
the goia*. sweetens the breath ; and, containing n
acid or grltlyaubst.inco.ts p.iTeclly harmless, .nd
cu:r be lt-c-,1 , rlly will: ere it rrlr-itnUL'-r. Sold t»* >'l
druggist*. Price, 2j and Cv cents per bottle.
*y-Dll. HASKELL.—This celebrate,! physician
ha* taken reams si tbe MONUMENTAL HOTEL
where those desiring bis services will find bim. He
. th. proprietor and render ef many CELEBRATED
MEDICINES, who owe th*!r discovery to hi* inven
' ttv. genlu*. Bs* won—.
-gate** of jpvertteing.
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The Fall of Parle Expected—Prepare
Hon. of thai e.rrnißiiH Perfected,— A
Grand Sortie Considered Probable.
Meported Exclusively for the State Journal.
London, January 4. —A Hpecial telegram
| from Versailles says that the fall of Paris
is now confidently talked of as certain to
occur within a few days. The prepara
tions of the German armies before the city
I are cow perfected. The besieged have
been pushed to their last extremity, being
| reduced by famine. They are now mass
| iog their strength within the walls, and
| are concentrating their united power for
I one last grand effort, which is to decide
Alflte observations made by the Ger
mans, load them to anticipate a grand,
and probably fatal, sortie almost immedi
ately, and preparations are bring made ia
the German camps accordingly. Tho sor
! ties will probably be made on the south
side of tho city, which would seem to be
I the point selected by the besieged from
which to attack the investing army.
Jules Favis Expected In London—
Preparation* for Ills Reception bjr
London, Jan. 4.—Jules Pavro is expected
shortly to arrive in this city to be present
as a representative of the French Republi
can government at the Conference. Those
ofthe Republican party and their numer
ius sympathizers who are iv the city, have
resolved on tendering Favre a public and
tonorable reception iv acknowledgment
of his faith and valuable services. Prepar
ations are being rapidly made for the occa
A Bloody Kngagement Neat Knvil
llers—The Prua.lnns Beaten Along
Their Whole Lin*.
London, January 4.—A telegram from •
tordcaux contains information of an en
gage—cut which has just taken place near
itivilliers, a small town in one of tho
northern provinces, between tho French
roops and a large body of Germans.
The battle was fiercely onteited lor fiye
lours, and heavy losses were sustained by
A telegram received via Lille states that
the Prussiaus were beaten along their
whole line in rhe engagement, and that
heir losses were terrific. Several bat
talions wero completely decimated. The
loss— on the French ride havo been also
A Parliamentary Sent to Versailles
by mii. Uncrot on behalf of Gen.
Versailles, .Tan. 4 - General Ducrot hug
sent a parliamentary to Ihe headquarters
of King William, at Versailles, to-day,
with instructions to ask that German offi
cers be sent to Paris to confer with General
It is supposed that the subject proposed
to be discussed at this conference, relates
to an armistice, to which General Trochu
is supposed to be inclined ; but as yet
uothing definite has beon elicited on the
subject, The request has been transmitted
to King William for his decision.
Sii arc ring; (Among the Troop, before
London, Jan. 4.—Advices received in
this city from Versailles, state that the
armies before Paris are suffering very much
from the protracted frost. The besieged
are also terriblo sufferers by tbe severity of
the season. Fifty sentinels of the French
urtny, placed on guard on the outposts,
have been found frozen to death, by their
comrades who had been sent to relieve
tbem. Over 1200 cases of frost bites have
occurred prince the cold weather began.
Many of these cases end fataily, while al
most all those who e.-caped wiih life, w,'l
lose limbs or a faculty. Tho poor are also
suffering f ,m the frost. The cold weath
er has found them miserably clad, and
they cannot from their condition withstand
tho approach of disease—consequently
they speedily fall victims to it.
lulercepllon of Prussian Dl.patch.s
Relative to the Alabama Claims.
Tjondon, January 4.—A number of die
patches were recently taken from Prussiiii
KHM—I off the frontier of Be'giurr, whl c
in course of transmission to their uestina-
This action has been much reprehended
by the Prussian government. These dis
patches are alleged to prove that Prussia
has been using her influence to instigate
the United States to enforce the Alabama
claims, and insist upon a settlement by
the British government.
The Officers of the New Cabinet.
The Hague, Jan. 4.—Tbe new cabinet
which has been formed is as follows:
Thorbi-cke, Minister of the Interior ; Guer
riche, Minister of Foreign Affairs ; Joiles,
Minister of Justice; Van Bosse, Minister
of the Colonies; Blusse, Minister of Ki
natico; Burns, Miuister of War; and
Broeick, Minister of Marines.
Arrival of King Amatteus lv Madrid.
Madrid, January 4. — King Amadous
arrived iv tho city yesterday. The greatest
enthusiasm was everywhere manifested on
his arrival,. Uis reception was followed
by series of ovations, and the day was one
DISTRIBUTION No. ll>». Evskiso Jah. 8.
62, „, 23, .4, 64, —, 12, 61, 20, Tl, 18, 2S,
DISTRIBUTION No. 106, ' MoatiiN.i J_». 4.
18, IS, 12, 48, 70, 75, 4, 27, 20, 47, 62, 2, 46,
Wuuegs my hand, at Richmond, Vs., this 4th day
of January, 1871.
Managers. Couimiss iouer.
CERTIFICATES OP RAFFLE can be purchased
from Cipt. W- I. DAPXKV, at the Branch office No
| , Sleveuth atreet, one door from Maiu.
!TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED
i-BTATES for the Diatriet of Virginia
In the matter of K. G. Harris vs. T. J. Noble,
To \\ horn it May Concern :—The undersigned, Wm l
11. Alldirrlic, of Richmond city. Va, hereby give.
notice of hia appointment its assignee of the estate of
Thoa. ,1. Noble, of Henrico county, in said district,
who was,ou the Slat day .1 Octoli»r, 1870, adjudged.
a bankrupt upon rh. petition of F. O. Harris, by th.
District Court of aaid district.
Dated Richmond, December _lf*Q.
WM. H. ALLDERDU'E, A**tg_«