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Post Otfica Di'iami*r,
Waihikotos, January 5,1871.
PROPOSALS will be received at the Contract, Office
of this Department until 3o'clocl p. in. of MARCH
1,1*71, (to be decided by the 80;h), for carrying tbe
malls ot the United States from July Ist, IS7I, to
June 30th, 1675, on the following route iv the State
or Yirg'nia, aud by the schedule of departures and
arrivals herein specified, via t
No. 4700—From Hicksf rd, by Pleasant Shad*, Law
renceville Cha He Hope, While Plains,
Gholsonville, Powellton, Pleasaut Oaks
and RyUnd's Depot, to Hicksfurd, sqnal
to 33 miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Hickiford Wednesday and Saturday
at 9 a. in ;
Arrive at Hicksfotd Thursday aud Monday
by 8 p. m.
For forms of proposal, guarantee, and certificate,
aad alio fur instruction as to conditions to be em
braced in the contract, Ac, see advertisement of Sep
tember 30th, 1870, inviting proposals for mail service
In Virginia, to be found ut the principal post-offices.
Bids should be sent in sealed envelopes, super
scribed, "Mail proposals. State of Virginia " and ad
dressed to the Seeoud Assistant Postmaster General
kJNO. A. J. CKKBWELL,
9—M6w Postmaster General
OFFICE A. C. 8., 1
Four MoNaoa, Va., Dec. 30, 1870./
SEALED PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re
ceived until lO.'clock A.M., JANUARY 80th
1871, for TWO HUNDRED (S!0U) BARRELS BEST
EXTRA FLOUR, to be delivered at the Post in lots
nples to accompany proposals.
, . JAMES CURRY,
-?Z!!1_ M U Hh A £y.'_*_iL!L- r
fOIIMOND, FREDERICKSBURG a POTOMAC
RAILROAD COMPANY, GENERAL TICKET
F HEIGHT DEPARTMENT, RICHMOND,
POTOMAC ROUTE via WASHINGTON OPEN
« After this date the HEUULAit TRIPS between
iinoud aud Washington over the Route of this
PI he resumed,
ye Byrd Street Depot daily (Snndsys P.
'. M. aud 3:30 A. M. (Monday A*M. "
leaving Byrd Stieet Depot at 11:18 A.M
Icruiu Creek with stiauisr Georiteunna
•I- * GENTRY
General Ticket aud Freight Agent.
QFFILE 1441 FRA&LIN STREET. T
I your Horse is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN
your Cow is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN
your Dog is sick—send lor DR. HIKEMAN, Ihe
Veterinary Surgeon in the city.
IT- Beware of uneducated Quacks and Imposlers
so assumption is ignorance and practice fraud.
„ , J tt. FREEMAN, V. S.,
Member of tho Royal College of Veterinary Sur
».A slate left on the office door aud at Mr.
oded'to f ° r or<U,r "— wbich will bo promptly
ld dominion ''bvwaMTobljJiSS', —"""" I
1217 MAIN STREET,
Will commence October Ist, 1870. Tuition only MO
stir nulimited instructions, including all the Depart-
Circular* o»n be obtained at Bldgood's.
I 1-if.i.ll oil. .(uehine on, iuuner's Oil, Spirits
AJ Turpeutiue, H hite Lead, Axle Grease, at whole.
sale aud retail. I.Wag.N'ER,
turner iiiith and Broad streets.
•A.OO Per leer.
lit Ct». P«» Weak.
an argument made by the Rev. Dr. Ed
wards, of this city, against popular educa
tion, reported in the Whig, we think the
public will agree with us that we have«ono
of that old fogy house, which neither for
gets nor learns, in Richmond. It hap
pened in a discussion before a committee
of tbe General Assembly in the matter of a
claim set up by Randolph Macon College
o a portion of tbe land fund donated by
Congress to Virginia for educational pur
poses. The remarks of Dr. Edwards were
iv reply to the Rev. Dr. Curry, who was
pressing the claims of Richmond College.
Dr. Curry, with his usual eloquence and
rhetoric, bad pictured in glowing termsfhe
advantages, in a mechanical aspect, arising
Irom its close proximity to the city of Rich
mond, with its mammoth foundries and facto
ries. These were to give the college students
an insight into practical mechanics, and enable
tbe apprentices from thu city to attend the lec
tures at college on theoretical mechanios.
All this sounded very pretty, but would be
in practice simply fudge. In tbe first place,
the mechanics of Richmond were entitled to
just the same benefit, and no more, than tbe
same respectable class in other cities and towDS
of Virginia. Io the second place, if the young
men from college went poking into the foun
dries and factories in search of piactical infor
mation, the proprietors would object to their
presence, and the workmen would rid them
selves or the annoyance by running them out
with a hot poker. As to apprentices going- a
mile at night to hear lectures which they
couldn't understand, no practical man weald
entertain the idea a moment, for, after a baid
day's work, they would prefer to go to bed
and sleep, to taking such a jaunt to listen to
The Doctor next proceeded to ventilate hi»
less on popular education, in support iT his
proposition. Mr. Barbour had eloquently, in
his argument in behalf of the University, ex
claimed, that from the graves of dead repub
lic! comes a voice urging you to educate the
people. For himself, be was tired of this con
tioaal glorification of science. You may make
your people, by means ot common school edu
cation, just as wise as Prussians and just as
wicked, but if you want to preserve jour lib
erties, ton must make your people Ood-serv
iug. Men talk of educating Ihe brain and tbe
hand equally, when tbe fact is, that as soon as
the man is able to do brain work, he stops
working with the hand. Let Doctor Curry
demonstrate to the Tredegar apprentice, who
fkes the fire, that he is a practical chemist,
d he will cease to poke fires, and run per- I
ance for professor of chemistry. Let the 1
ilor once gat to applying conic sections to
cutting coats, and he will cease shutting him
self up on the bench like a jack-knife, and pro
ceed to seek a livelihood by braio work. Let
a shoemaker get to examining State papers;
and be will soon throw aside his last and bris
tles ; or the printer boy to writing, and be
will quit his case and set up for editor.
I" Apprentices going a mile at uight to
»ar lectures which they couldn't Under
ind." Does the average mind which at
nds our colleges and universities, under
antl or receive the lectures and the learn
g that are attempted tube instilled into
, any more than tbe average mind of our
echanics or apprentices; and, yet, would
ie Doctor reject any one from tho beue
a of an effort to obtain knowledge sim
y on the ground ot dullness or stupidity?
hen again he would have the shoemaker
ick to his last, tbe tailor to his goose, and
remain a goose forever. It is n3t the
way we find gold—by searching here and
Pi the surface. We dig and delve and
le the earth, turn aside streams, or re
e mountains, —leave no spot of
i uuworken and no rock unsplit les l
may pass by the priceless nuggets.
The world is full of rough diamonds lying
by the wayside, which only need the skill
ful hand of the polisher to place them in
a kingly coronal. So, too, with mind. Tbe
uneducated mind of the world is like the
earth in a gold placer, and should all be
washed and cradled, that the true* metal
may be extracted from the dross.
We have seen what education has done
for the world elsewhere, in bringing to
light the bidden gems of genius and talent;
and we can easily calculate from what
little it has done, the vast work it has left
undone; and how much we have Itjst
through tbis very kind of encouragement
of ignorance the Doctor recommends. Is
there a single intelligent person who does
not believe that had education been i
geucral in Eugland during the last three
hundred years, there would have been
fifty Shakespeares where we have one
now, a hundred Miltons, and innumer-
Ie Johnsous, Goldsmiths and Grays;
fact, that the roll of her men
genius and of talent in all branches
art, science and literature would
re swollen to a volume instead of
ng contained in a meagre column.
, Doctor, let education be universal.
i us not run the risk of losing a single
tnoud, however small, in our washings,
c educated mechanics of the world havo
mti with even greater lustre than some
icated aristocrats, and we are indebted to
'-made men for many of the greatest
Beings we enjoy. Give every opportuni
to tbe mind for expansion. Do not con.
j it in the dark prison of ignorance
Jer the custody of that stern jailor,
w Estate ; but give it a fair opportunity
manifest its power or acknowledge its
akness. There is no danger that wo
ill spoil good mechanics by makiDg
We trust the Doctor will reviso his ideas
on this subject of educating mechanics
1 their apprentices, aud instead of dis
iragiug the general diffusion of know
ge among all classes of people, that
will not only recommend uight lectures
them, in our colleges, but night lectures
roughout the winter at different halls in
our city ; nnd not only recommend thete
lectures for apprentices and others, hut
deliver one occasionally himself—which for
him, in view of his great learning, would be
a comparatively eaty task. If he will do
RICHMOND. VA.. MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY 9. 1871.
I philosophical disquisition ou suicide in
I tho abstract, it comes down to the follow-
I ing facts:
The report of the coroner gives some
hint of the utter wretchedness which
! exists unknowu at our very elbows, wheu
! it inf.irnis us that in this, the most practi
cal aud prosperous of all the world's great
cities, during the year just finished, 112
persons found the miseries of life more
dreadful than death, aud laid violent hands
on their own existence. Of these, only 23
were uatives ot tho United. States—the ele
ment of hope is stronger In tho .Yankee
than in any other creature. Deer, meta
physics, and home-sickness give to the
Teutonic immigrant a predisposition to
self-slaughter, increased by indiscreet read
ing of Werther aud the Robbers.
Tbe Germau suicides reach tbe dispro
portionate number of 58. Tho Irish are
relatively much less numerous. Many of
ttjem would seem to have little to live for,
and yet only 15 have thought best to die.
Of the French, who at home have such ■
passion for charcoal and the Seine, only
three chose to run the ordeal of an alien
I Morgue. As might naturally be expected,
the very young people have not been eager
I to leavo a world where there was kis-- | ]
and Oancing. Under twenty age
there was but oue solitary Unfortunate; I
uuder thirty there were 20 ; under fony
there were 31 that grew tired of the hard
fight; under fifty, *7 ; there were 10 under
sixty aud 10 under seventy, and one who
had finished the allotted limit of men
grew impatient and courted bis dallying
death. The suicides were pretty evenly
distributed through the year. January
was the month most affected by the self
slaughterers, and in March there were
fewest. This is natural enough, as mid
wiuter is destitute of cheer to the wretched,
and hope wakes in every heart where it
slept at the first vivifying touch of spring.
i Either because they suffer less, or endure
suffering better than men, comparatively
few women commit suicide. Last year the
proportion was 23 to 89. There is a curi
ous and charactetistic difference in the
manner in which tho two sexes make way
with their lives. The largpst number of
men shoot or hang themselves; but only
Bye women used tho ungraceful rope, and
not oue had the courage to load aiid fire a,
pistol. Most of them took pgison, which
allows one to die in a picturesque and
heart-broken attitude. Four who had
possibly read Hood and seen Hamlet,
sought a watery grave, which they would
not have done if they had ever seen a
drowned person. A blonde Bavarian girl
came before the coroner a few days ago
and said : " My lover and I agreed tn die
now while we were young and loving. He
brought two pistols aud shot himself, and
[ was afraid." If this Romeo of the
Bowery had brought a phial of Prussic
acid, his Juliet would have gone unflinch
ingly with him iutothe silent land.
It has occurred to us after due delibera
tion to inquire of our New York coutem
jorary, if ho ever knew a caso of suicide
among the African race. We have heon
'or a long time in the south, and connected
with the press, but cannot*recill to mind
a single instauce of a colored person even
seeking his own destruction. If suicide
ever does happen among that race, it is of
very rare occurrence. Why this is so, ws
will not pretend to discuss, nor will wo
ollow the negro to his native Africa to as
certain if the same regard for his own ex"
stance distinguishes him there that is
liscernible in this respect among his more
civilized brethen hero.
Particulaks of Prim's Death. — Mad
rid, Dec. 31.—[Special to the New York
Herald]— The following are the particu
ars of .Prim.s death : During tbe day It
had been made geuerally kuown that the
General's wounds were much more serious
than was at first supposed. Numerous
official bulletins, announcing his condition,
were issued yesterday, even after he was
already dead, as the government was dis
posed to keep tbe matter secret until meas
ures could be taken to prevent an antici
pated outbreak. At 4 P. M. tbe symp
orns becauio alarming, and the General
was uuconcious. There waa appearance
of congestion of the brain, and the sur
;eoua and physicians, seven in number,
announced his case beyond the reach of
The news was broken to the General's
wife, and tbe Regent was again summoned
o the plawe he had constantly occupied
nd had only just left. By the dying man's
>edside were the Ministers, who had been
irivately summoned. The General never
allied, but remained unconscious, aud
ireathed bis last. There seems to be un
ertainty about the precise moment of his
eatb. It is officially announced in the
Qazelte that it occurred at 8:45 in
the evening. The acting Secretary of
Var in his proclamation says, " forty
x minutes past B,' but this is a trithug i
iacrepancy when compared with the
act that it was known in tbe
>riucipal cafe in town a few minute*
last T.aud the troops were already burjy
ng to take up their positions. Tho Min
sterial papers fix the hour at 8. Tbe
ews was made public at the Ministry
oon after 9. At a quarter before 10 it
was announced in the Cortes, then holding
night session. The Minister of the Col
nies made an eloquent and feeling ad
ress, re-capitulating the virtues of the
Florida has expetienced terribly cold
veather and (he orange grovel have sufl'er
d accordingly, the ungathered portion of
he crop being destroyed aa far up the St.
ohn's river aa Pilalka.
In Columbia, Sjuth Carolina, 27th ult.,
'homas Higgs undertook to diink all the
wine his friend would pay for, but the
hird bottle threw him into a stupor which
ended in death.
Owing to low tides the oyster beds io
the neighborhood of New Loudon, Coun.,
have been laid bare, aud large numbers of
oysters have been frozen.
A catalogue of the University of Deseret
contains the name bof fifty-six of Biigham
Young's children of both sexes, who ore
pupils in the institution.
Buildings valued at $1,485,000 have
been erected at Dulutb, Minn., during the
past two years.
Bjr American Prexe Association,
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New Vnru Marketa.
Wall Street, Jan. 9-1 P. M.-Gold firm at
llOJi@llO%. Exchange, steady at 109J4 for
60 days. Money easy. Cotton firm, and from
one-eighth to one-half cent higher for both
spot aud future; low middling, H' I ;'e 14".,; :
Stocks opened this morning with slight im
provement from first call of regular board, i
Mr. Waddell, president pro lent, in the
Bill presented to incorporate the Peters
burg and Brunswick railroad.
By Mr. Anderson, of Pittsylvania—To
amend and re-enact section 20 of tho act
approved July 11, 1870, entitled an act
prescribing lie duties and compensations
of county officers.
By Mr. Snowden—Directing the board
of public works to issue registered coupon
bonds of the State, iv lieu of the perpet
ual guarantee of the State upon the stock
or rt'al estate of the James Uiver company.
Ily same—To designate the holidays to
be observed in the acceptance and pay
ment of bills of exchange and promissory
By Mr. Peon—To amend aad re-enact
sections 1 and 44 of chapter 172 of code,
io relation to the rule days for county and
corporation courts, and declaring when
i office judgments shall be final.
A New Fire Escape.—A fire escape
' presenting some novel features, has been
tried iv New York at the St. Nicholas
note!. The fire-escape consists of a can
vas tube twenty inches in diameter, which
cau be fixed to any window hy grapnels of
the simplest description, which preclude
the possibility of slipping when once at
tached. At. intervals of ten inches along
the tuhe are springs formed of No. 18 wire
wound spirally round a thicker wire which
effectually moderate the descent of the per
son descending, so that by merely pressing
outward the elbows or knees, he can stop
at any point and reach the ground as slow
ly as be wishes. The apparatus, which
when folded up, takes up only a space o
two feet each way, waa fixed to a window
fifty-nine feet from the ground, and som
thirty men and hoys descended with safety
anu ease. The apparatus can bo attachet
to a window in thirty seconds. The speci
men on exhibition, which was sixty fee
loog, weighed forty-five pounds.
Wis are delighted to hear of severa
Bensible ex-Confederates in Now Orleans
of whom it is fitting that we make honor
able mention. On tho occasion of the
presentation of a stand of colors to "the
Louisiana Artillery," not only did General
Lougstrti't make a good Union speech,
but T. J. Semmes, once of the Confederate
Slates Senate, responded in the same vein,
declaring that he would not be swayed "by
sentimental emotions generated by pasl
associations." There was wisdom in the
resolution. Secession was never much
more than a "sentimental emotion," and
to-duy It is jtist that precisely.— New York
The sportsmeu of Illinois had a "big
hunt" last week in Macoupin county, iv
that State. It resulted iv the killing ol
130 rabbits, 292 quails, and 5 chickens—
A lively caricaturist represents John
Bull as a voracious whale rushing through
the seas with his mouth wide open, and
Ben Butler in a small boat iv the act of
In Troy, liquor is allowed to be sold
only to the traveling public. The citizens
are to bo seen every morning, carpet-bag
in hand, seeking something to hold in
The various national asylums for disa
bled soldiers have supported or aided 4,194
soldiers this year.
A petition to the Detroit city govern
ment ends : "Ana your petitioners will
ever pray—if prayiug will do any good."
Calico dress fostivals and social hops are
the latest means of raising funds for
churches in Maine.
In Maine and New Hampshire the snow,
all over the couutry, is from a foot to a
foot and a half deep.
Thero is a bill before Ihe Virginia Legis
lature to change tho name of tire State to
the "Old Dominion."
Women as telegraphic operators have
proved a great success. They send the
electric spatk right through a lellow.
A member of H. W. Beecher's church
has given $10,000 to establish "the
Beecher lecttire-ship" in Yale College.
The total number of foreign clearances
of the port at Boston duiiog the past year
was 3,304, which is G4 less than last year.
Peoplo in Alexandria, Minn., claim that
the thermometer there on Friday moruiug,
December 23J, marked 39 degrees below
Stages run bo blow in some parts of
■tnont, s<iys a Boston j inrnal, that the
kens make a practice of roosting oo
It is feared that the low tides aud
temparatnre of the past week will prove
disastrous to the oyster beds along tho
New Knglaud coast.
" Nou-ex|ilosive oil" caused the burial
of a youug woman of Central New York
on New Year's day, the time set apart foi
The fire department of an lowa town is
to havo a female chief.
Chickens aro the medium of financial
exchange in the rural districts of Georgia,
The Pittsburg Presbytery has issued a
ptotuiuciamieuto against promiscuous
In ludiana, fashionable sleighs have
stoves in them.
A slight earthquake shock was felt at
St. Paul's Bay, Queuee, January 2d.
Coal is sold by the barrel in Memphis,
tho price of a barrel just now being $1 65.
A tame rat in Muscatine, lowa, staDda
on his hind feet aud crows like a rooster.
How to Make th» Theatre a Success. —
The Richmond theatre, ever since the close of
the war, his received, whenever open, a very
[ uneven, and, for the most part, a very iuad».
quale support. It is true that since the period
referred to there havo been times when it
enjoyed, for a brief period, a spasmodic success,
but in tbe main the keeping of it open bas
[ proved a losing business to all those who have
essayed the task. It certainly has been a task,
and a vexatious one, to many.
We can remember the time when tbe theatre
was crowded nightly with the beauty, elite and
fashion of the city. It is not so now. In fact,
the times have changed and the people have
changed with them. To make the theatre a
paying institution now-a-days, you must inter
est some of its habitues in its success.
Io a word, it must become again as it was
in its palmy days—a stockholders' concern.
Interest a hundred persons directly, and sev
eral hundred indirectly, through friendship in
the success of the concern, and no actor would
then strut his brief hour on the stage to empty
Sundry efforts have been made to interest
tbe moneyed men of this city in the scheme of
either purchasing the present building or
erecting another one, ail of wbich have failed. !
The old Marshall, tbe theatre tbat succeeded
the one burned in 1811, was built by stock
holders, and was so owned till all th.? stock
passed by successive purchases into the bands I
of the late Samuel 8. Myers, from whom it
was derived by its present proprietor.
We doubt very much whether tbe monied
men of'Kichtuotid will ever become sufficiently
interested in any thing beyond what appears
to be their own direct advantage to take stock
in an opera bouse, theatre or anything of the
sort. The rich men of Richmond have enter
prise, but they have not liberality, A theatre
is not the sort of institution likely to evoki
this fatter feeling with tbera. Richmond
shows this. It has railways and manufactures,
which are due to the enterprise of Richmond
capitalists. But there is no evidence ot liber
ality on tbe part of her rich men. Point out J
a project from wbich rich pecuniary returns
are "» dead sure thing," and there is no trou
ble in getting the stoCK. But start a project
where any portion of the dividend is in the
shape of public benefit, and tbat enterprise
Our ricb men are commendable io all their
sociable and neighborly relations. They are
good husbands, good fathers, good neighbors.
Tbey provide well for those of their own house
hold, they fare sumptuously every day, and
those committed to tbem dress io purple and
fine linen. They rally 'when a neighbor's i
house is on fire, and they are attentive in cafe
of sickncus, and sympathetic when death's foot
beats at a neighbor's door. But in a public
way they are Oloit fisted. Yea, verily tbey
I are stingy, especially about any project which,
f no matter how much it may redound to the
I credit of the city, is not specially of profit to .
themselves. Religion and business were never
supposed to have any great affinity, yet there
are many men in this growing city who make I
, the first an excuse for their shortcomings in the
Police Court. — The following cases
were disposed of by Police Justice White this
Sarah Miller, a weather-beaten specimen o
female simplicity and decay, was directed
adjourn to Caroline county whence she m
William Burwell, who fell into the possess!.
of the policemen for beiog very disorder
whilo drunk, was directed to give $50 securit
I that he would not repeat the performance.
j William Freeman, an unsaintly white you
J of unpromising antecedents, was committed
the care of Captain W. C. Wilkinson of the
ohain-gsng. His friends may hereafter fit.
him giubning among the ruins of the Spot
Selina Moore aliae Rigsbv, white, was v
for appearing in the street drunk. Her gi i
and bitters were taken todxown recollection o
former sorrows, one of these being the loss o
a husband some ten years since. She was le
Dennis O' N'e-il was fined $1 for assaulting ant
| beating Henry Habersham.
John Nathaniel, colored, was charged wit i
feloniously taking the horse and buggy o
Colonel Albert Urdway and using the sam
without his authority. Failing to give security
to be of good behavior, he was sent to th
Sam Johnson, colored, was charged with
stealing two dollars from Mary Eliza Freeman.
Case continued until to-morrow morning.
James Bolton, charged with trespassing on
the premises of R. A. Branton, was let off, no
one appearing agaiast him.
McKean Buchanan. —This great actor
appears to night in the character of Richelieu.
In every place where he has performed this
role, he has kept the audience chained io atten
tion, each one appearing eager to catch the
slightest syllable wbich fell from the actor's
lips. Mr. Buchanan's Richelieu is said to be
the best acting it bas fallen to tbe lot of an
audience to witness for a long period, if ever;
and we feel confident that all who are fortunate
•nough to see it will be well pleased aod re
Court of Appeals. —Crawford vs. Ilal
stead and Putnam—decision ot lower court
overruled ; Commonwealth, vs. Andrew J.
Byrne—decision of Hustings Court of Rich
mond overruled and Byrne remanded to the
custody of the sheriff "and jailor of Henrico
and to pay costs of appeal.
Attorney (jeneral Taylor is argniog in reply
to Governor Wells in the case of Chihoon vs.
the Commonwealth. Judge Crump is to reply
to-morrow and close the case, when it will be
takeo by tbe Judges for consideration.
Revenue Cases —The following persons
were before U. S. Commissioner Jenkins to
j. Thomas Hill, for doing business as huck
•tar at tbe Old Market without paying the
United States a special tax. Case continued
Antoine Benecbie, same charge, let off on
payment of costs and tax.
Cornelius Smith, for carrying on business a«
a retail dealer without payment of a special
tax. Oo bearing.
Fire Alarms. —There was an alarm on
Sunday morning caused by the explosion of
lamp on sth, between Broad and Marsha
streets. Last night there was a fslse alarm
This morning about 9 o'clock an alarm wa
caused by the burning of a chimney on Duva ,
between Clarke and Adams streets.
Eloquent Sermon —Uev. H. Lansin ;
Burrows preached at tbe First Baptist churc i
yesterday forenoon a sermon wbich is spoke
of by the many who heard it as a thiillingl
eloquent aud able discourse. This ynun
divine is a son of the resident pastor and
The Penitentiary was recruited to-da
by tho arrival of Robert Pollard and Oravi
Craddock, colore.!, sent from Powhata
county, the first lor unlawful shooting and th
second for petty larceny, secood offence
Travis Itrnadnax, coloreti, was received from
Danville, tor four years for forgery.
Improvement. —Tho Police Justice has
caused the space in his court devoted to th
accommodation of prisoners to be neatly plank
ed around, so that all accused will hereafte
remain invisible until paraded for trial. Th
arrangement is a good one.
The Republican Candidates of the lat
municipal election will meet at the office o
Chandler, Morton and Shields, corner lUth ant
Bank streets, this day at 6P. M. A punctual
attendance is desired, on business of im
Last night was by all odds tbo coldest
one experienced during the present season. No
amount of bed covering would keep one warm.
B. B. Vaughn. Sr , Esq., was to-day ap
pointed by tbe Goveroor inspector oo tbe part
VOL. lil.-NO. 56.
with which he is regarded by his many friends,
in the shape of a substantial dog-wood walking
c»oo. In presenting this evidence of appre
ciation, Colonel Courtney, Senator from Rich
mond, was called to Ihe chair, and delivered a
handsome address on taking the same. Mr.
Anderson, of Pittsylvania, presented the cane
in a few timely remarks in which he observed, |
tbat, though the article was of comely shape
f and some intrinsic value, it by no means
reached the heightof the desertsof the honored
recipient, who, he trusted, might livelong and
have its support even in his decliniog years.
Mr. Taylor, of Loudoun, followed, and was
of opinion that though the stick was an hum
ble token of their great regard for the recipi
ent, whose exalted worth commanded even the
respect of his foes, if he had any, yet it would
bo cherished as dearly as if it was worth thou
sands. Senator Snowden was peculiarly hap
py in bis reply, and while thanking his friends I
for this sinking evidence of their regard, I
promised to take care of tbe stick while any of
it held together.
U. 8. Circuit Court for the District of\
Virginia —lion. Hugh lee Bond, Judge.— This
Judge arrived in the city yesterday, and took
his seat on the bench at 3 o'clock this evening,
pursuant to adjournment of the last term. The
petit jury summoned in November last will be
called, and pr ( ,bably adjourned until tomorrow
morning at 10 o'clock, when the regular busi
ness of tho curt will be proceeded with.
Great anxiety is shown by the afAorneys prac
ticing in the court to know what course will
be taken by the new Judge in regard to the
ealling'of the docket and the order in which
the cases will be tried, and there will probably
be a large attendance this afternoon, in antici- I
pation ol an expression of his views.
Wedoti't know what the reporter of tho
Enquirer calls "enthusiasm," bnt we certaioly I
do know that the applause which greeted the I
name of J. Wilkes Booth, would have
sufficiently flattered the vanity of any reason
able man. it wa3 general with the small
audience present, and continued for several
seconds. We repeat it was improper to men
tion his name on the occasion in an honorable
connection, and it was wrong for the audience
to applaud it as they did when it was men
tioned. Of course, we don't for a moment
suppose that if there had been a full and
fashionable audience present, they would have
joined in doing honor to his name.
Our siihseribers in the Southside will
have to bear with theannovance of not receiv
ing the Journal by the "evening trains for a
few days, owing to the unnavignble condition
of the Potomac, which has caused a disarrange
ment in the Northern mails, and forces a delay
in the publication of our paper. It will be
remedied, we trust, in a very short time.
to day in the discussion of a hill to amend and
•re-enact certain sections of chapter 192 of the '
code of 18fil), and to repeal sections 3 and 9 of
said chapter, as to juries generally. The di«
cuseion was participated in by a number of the
members ot all shades of opinion.
Tliat portion of tho Northern Mail that
suffered detention Saturday by the accident to
tbe steamer Ironsides, nar" Washington, D C
arrived here Sunday night and was speedily
distributed by the Post ofliee clerks here.
Pilgrim's Progress.— This interesting
exhibitinm will be'eontinued during the pre
sent week. Large crowds attend every night,
and all those who havo seen these beautiful I
paintings pronounce them most excellent.
A number of bones were found in the
debris of the Spotawood hotel, under room No.
35, to-day. They were unearthed under the
supervision of Frar.k J. Heiley, who, ever since
the burning of the hotel, has been untiring io
his exertions to set at rest tbe anxiety of
friends in respect to relatives missing in the
The faculty of the Virginia Medical
College met Saturday, and elected Dr. Peter
Taliaferro medical superintendent to the hos
pital or infirmary connected therewith, vice
Ur. I. 11. White, who declined a re election.
The present cold snap has put a stop to
all building, throwing a number of artisans
The stone work of Mayo's bridge is
nearly completed, and the iron work is in such a
state of forwardness that it will soon be ready
to place in position.
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A Trip to York County—A Clonrlons
To the Editor of the State Journal:
Having just returned from a grand hunt
in York county, I would like to mention
a few instances connected with the trip,
for the benefit of those who may be anti
cipating a few days of recreation in this
direction. After proceeding to York
county, we took uy our quarters at Smith
ville, and slopped at the hotel kept by
Mr. George W. Smith. Ho is a host with
in himself, and knows from experience just
liuw to care fir his guests, and how to
prepare them Tor a grand and successful
hunt. We were so fortunate as to fall v j
wi hthose old and successful sportsmen, W.
E. Gcfiigau, Robert Cutiis, a Mr. Freeman,
and oue or two others, who know just
where 'to go, and spare no pains to nuke
the visits of straugers not only pleat-ant but
We found game of all kinds very plenti
ful, indeed, the most plentiful that I ever
saw. I will just mention as an instance
ono day's work : Our party in one day's
bunting killed six deer, thirty wild geese
and seventy-two small bird. After spend
ing a week in this healthful and* pleasant
recreation, weVetumed to Richmond much
invigorated by the trip. W.
FAB I HOW DIStIUSTING ! is tho exciamatioa ol
every lady who iniiscree-t!y ventures to apply the or*
el.mi. y hair dyes or "cnloter." or "restorers" to her
whitening ringlets. Mud anil tar are scarcely la ere
abhorrent. Not so PHAI.ON'S VITALIA, OR SAL
VATION FOR TUB HAIR. Nothing denies Its
fte-ely fljwlng crystal. There is no •<• lim.iit, n'.
gum. uo foil! gas. It is harmless, and its operation
[i-itiet. What a eliscovery I ,
■ l.'.\E BXDH A MULTITUDE OF FAULTS."—
llut ft fails to paint thei pale cheek, to gl-tdden the
Lent or conceal tits iliseise tint is lurking aii.l
nuekiiig rapid inroads upon yonder rapidly derlining
female beauty I Her wan featnres ar« bedewed with
tears, her pulee is fee-tie and her daj-dreams ate
Krcwiug dim, us uight with its heavy pull uf gloom
settles upon her brow ! I Can ska not by restored 1
I Yes. Health, with all itH erticiag charms and beau
j ties, will sand a thiitl of joy through her feeblo
1 frame, by tbe use of English Female Bitters, which
I-■ ...Iv.-i t; .■> I i :i:.. .1. . - "'illilll. lv. lilOU ;,;-. , I ..y
DB. L. CONGDON, th.i Indian physician, claim* to
I have hueceissiully tnattnl quits it iimnler of patients
lv this city, and we hour of i lions who testify to the
ta-'t. ll i« liutur.uto that there are many physicians
with different systems of practice for the cure of
I almost endless distunes. The Doctor is coufi.leut of
the merit* ut his mode of treating the si.k, and
invito i tlnim. iilllieted to consult him and ft
themselves ef his al.ility to rure. He oaojfea fouud
at his uttl.-e in M.11.1 tiester, next to tbe post-office,
and may be "int.fv.oief.i'' .lining the .lay or even-
TUOMI'SON'i I'O-.IUIK I.H'TI.MK, al aliening
fer the IWir Is all that is ie.|'.i.'ed : purely vegetable
aud highly perfumed, it anftawa, i.npruves aud beau
titles tile llaii, bt.eiigtbens the roots, and gives It a
I rich, glossy upin-.ata.ee. or seU- ty all druggists
Price, 3"> and 75 cents per bottle.
One square, one insertion $ -g
One square, two Insertion 1 J6
One square, three inseitions „ ","* i 7§
On* square, aix insertions '.'.'.'.'.'.', 808
Oiie square, twelve Insertions a j q
t»e> square, one month jo co
One square, two montha '„ ia («
Ons square, three months „ „ M
For quarterly » nd ye „ )y Adversers
special arrangements will be made.
plication and is perfectly free from any odor. For
sale by druggists and fancy goods dealers. Price, 2S
cents a bottle.
TnURBTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER
Is strongly recommended as the best dentifrice
known. It cleauscs and preserves the teeth, hardens
the gams, sweetens the breath ; and, containing no
acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and
can I*> nned dsiily with great advantage Sold by all
druggists. Prlceja and 60 cents per bottle.
.111.1, another arrival of those world renownej
SINilHt FAMILY SKWINO MACHINES at
Mil AH-Kit A STReNO'B,
TWO GRAND MATINISS will be given for la
dlesand children on WEDNESDAY and BATUB
DA ViKVBNINGfI. Jauuarj 11th and 14th, at 3 P. IT
Price to the gallery reduced t* 25c.
>. WABBJUT, Manager.
Commencing EVERY NIOIIT at '.^.
poi new yobk,
The OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel
stesmihip SARATOGA, Captain Ceica, will leave
her wharf, at Kocketts, on TUIsIIAV January
10th, at 1 o'clock A. M.
Freight reci.ivi.il all day Monday.
Fare $v no
Stoerage c 00
Round Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
j* P—lt No. 3 Oovoruor street.
Hnilt, SOUI'UKRN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE,
JL lor the llnnetit of tho Widows aQd Orphans of
h.t Soulhern States.
M?TKIUUTION No. 112. EviKiwa Jah. T._
41, TO, 17, 23, V 2, 21, 13, 63, 20, 23, 112, 49,
DISTRIBUTION No. 113. BoMON Jau. 9.
24, 44, 16, 25, 41, 65, 116, 32, 4", 5 70, 36, 75,
Witness my hauii, ut Richmond, Va., ttiis 9th day
of .Urinary. 1871.
SIMMuNHACO, • O.Q.TOMPKINS,
CBRTTFICATK3 OF RAFFLE can he purchased
from Capt. W. 1. DABXKY, at the Branch office, No.
3, Eleventh street, onei door from Mala.
IsRIHE NEW ORLEANS
Fifth and Marshall street*.
AS K.VKK HAL.KS.
By Cook A L*ughtou, Auctioneers.
\ XX 0F
TWO TRACTS OF LAND IN DIN WIDDIE COUNTY,
In compliance with a decree of the United States
Dihtiicl. Court for tL,e District of Virginia, of August
31st, 1869, hi the matter of William Bishop'biiHk
rupt, 1 will sell, ut auction, on
Weducsduy, the, 25th day of Jan'y, 1871
at 12 o'clock M., iv front of the United States Court
ibms;., iv the city of Richmond,
A TRACT OF LAND,
in Dinwiddie county, containing 218 acres.
A TRACT OF UND, containing 60 acres, adjoining
Furthe description of this property .will be given
on day of Bale.
TERMS—One-third caen ; the balance on a credit
f six and twelve month*, the purchaser to give en
owed notea, interest added, for the deferred pay
;. -ir •<, the title to be retained by the assignee uutil
aid voles are paid. LEWIS E BIGBY,
de 29 -T&M3.V Assignee.
By Ccok A Auctioneers. *
A SSIGNEE'S SALE
i J\ OF
LANDS IN PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY,
Iv compliar.ee wi'h a decree of the United Shahs*
Jiatrict curt for tho district of Virginia, of August
flat, 18(19, iv the matter of D. M. Gee, bankrupt, I
will sell at auction, on
Wednesday, Ihe 25th day of Jan'y, 1871,
at 12 oVlock M. in frout of the Ini ted States Court-
II iibf, iv the city of Richmond,
A TRACT OF LAND,
iv county,.containing 242 acres, being
apait of "B'icll Ranks" farm.
an UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN A TRACT OF LAND
iv Prince George county, known an "Walls."
A full description ot this property will be given
on day of sale.
TERMS—One-third cath ; the balance on a credit
of six aud twelve months, the purchasers to give
endorsed notes, intercut added, for the deferred pay
ments, tbe title to be retained by ihe assignee until
said uotos are p*id. LEWIS E. lIIGBY,
de 29—TftMliw Assignee.
l.v Couk A LauKhtou, Auctioneers.
A SSIGNEE'S SALK
154U ACRES OF LAND IN KING AND
In compliance with a decree of the United States
Utiict court for the district of Virginia, of August
31st, 1899, in the matter ot James W. Garrett, bauk
rupt, 1 will sell at auction, on
Wednesday, the 26th day of Jan'y, 3871,
at 12 o'clock M , iv front of the United States Court-
Uouee, in the city of Kiuhtuoud,
iA TRACT OF LAND,
the county of King nnd Queen, containing
r«-s, with improve mm it* thereon,
description of thin pnpei ty will be given
I*—One-third cash ; tho balance on a credit
4i.-i. twelve moutiis. the pur histr to give
1 notes, interest aided, for the deterred pay
he tttle to be retained l>v the aso*-'U«*e until
Hire paid. LEWIS K. HIGBY,
BLK LAND IN THE CjUNTY OF LU
tue of an order ot tho District Court of the
Kates for the District of Virginia, X will sell,
i.:!!.-■( bidder, at public auction, at Mehen in
ti the Richmond and Danville railroad, ou
:SDAY, THE Ist DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1871,
B all lions and encumbrances, that vt r , DE
.F.TRAUT OF LAND surrendered by Sam'l
ltd trait ot Isud consists of about one hnu
•1 tif' vnt ti.., upon which there is a good
>WELUNG HOUSE, of four rooms and all
y out-huildiugs, and is situated within three
Meberrin Depot,on the Hu Union.l and Dan
IS—The purchaser to pay iv cash one-third
KroluM niutiey, aod to execute his bonds,
proved teenrisy, for the re.idue, in equal in
ln, p .yihle respectively in one and two years,
crest from driv of sal**.
JOHN R. BAILEY, Assignee,
Nil a of Sam'! W. htx\ is. Bankrupt.
IS TO GIVE NOTICE:—
Th.it on the 28th day of December, 1870, •
iv Bankruptcy wan issued against the es*
Gee. T. Bmbee, of Piedmont, Fauquier co*ty,
ft- of \irgiuia, who has been adjudged a
it upon bin own petition:—that tho
payment of any debts, and the delivery of
-toy property lu-luiiging to said bankrupt, le hira
or tor his use, aud tbe transfer of any property
by him are forbidden hy law: That a meeting of tho
creditors of the aaid bankrupt, to prove their debts,
■iitd choose one or more assignees of his estate, will
be held at a court of bankruptcy, to be holden at
[ the ttegister'H utiles in Alexandria, Vn, before Lysan*
d.r Hi: I ■so , Register, on the 28th day of January,