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PUBLISHED !)AILY-(BtuHlaT* Emf-Fted
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MITOR AND PKOMimOR,
At Dl!** «•-«•* Htr*«t, Rletenia-d, V*.
Th* JOURNAL Is served by th* carriers to their
ksorlbers In the OHy at Firrr C«nt* m Mosrf H
■Hnale oopies in wrappers Tn»«* o*.vr».
Pbiob ro* Mulish.—- Three months fl T»; ,li
onthsas 00: onsyuar*/) Oil
me VrKHKLY JOURNAL will be mailed to *nb
riber* three months for seventy-five est*; *l*
BM«th..noo : onoye.r,ttOO.
Pain 1, supposed to bs thelot of us poormertal°,a*
iiu vltal.l* a* death lu.lf and liable, at any time to
corns upon us. Th.refora it is important that remedial
agents should be at hand to b* used on aa emergen,
cy, whe* the seminal principle lodged In th. system
shall devslope Itself, and wo feel the excruciating
agonies of pain, or th* depressing Influence of disease.
Bach a remedial agent exists in the PAIN KILLER,
whose fame lias mado the circuit of the globe. .4mid
Ik* eternal Ices of the polar regions or beneath tiie !
Int«lerable;and burning sun of the tropics, its virtues
are known and r-pr.reciated. Under all latitudes
from tbo one extrome to tho other, suffering human
ity has found relief from many of its ills by its U*. i
The wide and b road area over which this nioilicine
has spread, attests its value and potency. From a I
small beginning, tbe Pain Killer lias pushed grailu
ally along, making its own highway, solely by Its
Knob unexampled success and popularity has
brought others into the Held, who havo attempted,
uader similarity of name, to usurp the confidence of
tb* people and turn it to their own selflsimes, and
dishonesty, but their efforts have prove! fruitless
while tb* Pain Killer is still growing in public favor,
*Ny Stat* or country, legal everywhere; desertion,
drnnke-ianesH, nou-support, etc., sufficient cause-; no
publlolly. No charge until divorce is ohtaiued. Ad-
MOORF. A RICHAHDSON,
No. 918 Msiu Siaxn,
No longer of the firm of Marsh A Pe-llenrk, is now ]
prepared te servo his friends and the public ger.o- 1
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my new establish- '
ment. JOHN MARSH.
no 12-lv 918 Main St.. bet. Ninth nnd Tenth.
T I VERY, SALE,
BACK AND EXCHAKOE STABLES.
No. 716 Main Street, between Seventh and Eig'.lu
de 21—ts WM. M. LFJILEr.
FOR BIBBJT. I
X Oue on Leigh, near to Adams street, con
taining ten rooms; one ou Adams, near Leißh street, j
containing eleven rooms—built on lb. Philadelphia
pl.u, and never occupied Bir.ce being built; in nice
order, pill, gas and water. Accommodations for
carriage, horse, and cow. Apply lv !
no 21—ts GRUBBS A WILLIAMS.
WOOD &- COAL.
PINK, per cord J4.60
OAK, per cord 5.00
BEST ANTHRACITE AND ULOVER HILL COAL,
BEST SOFT COKE,
at lowest market price.
ot this Department uuttl 3 o'clock p. ni. of MAKOH
1,1871, (to he il. rid. U hy the 30tli>, lor carrying the
mails of the United States from July Ist, IS7I, tv
June 30th, 1875, on the following route In the Btate
of Virginia, aud hy the schedule of departures and
arrivals herein specified, viz.:
Ho. 4709—From Hicksford, by Pleasant Shade, Law
renceville, Charlie Hope, White l'lalns,
Oholsouville, l'owelltou. Pleasant Oaks
aud Rylaud's Depot, to Hicksford, equal
to 33 miles and hack, twice a week,
Lsave Hicksford Wednesday and Saturday
at 9 a. ii. ;
Arrive at Hicksford Thursday and Monday
by 8 p. in.
For forms of proposal, guarantee, and certificate, \
and also for Instructions as to conditions to be em* i
braced In the contract, Ac, see advertisemeut of Sep
tember 30tb, 1870, inviting proposals for mail service
In Virginia, to be found at the piincipal post-offices. !
Bids should be sent In sealed envelopes, super
scribed, -'Mali proposals, State of Virginia," and ad
- dre.soJ to the Second Assistant Postmaster General.
JNO. A. J. ORES WELL,
~"' ' omcß a. c.»., r~
FoBI Monbob, Va., Dec. 30,1870./
Cj FA I. El' PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re
i> celvtd until 10-' clock A.M., JANUARY 30th
IS7I, for TWO HUNDRED (200) BARRELS BEST
EXTRA FLOUR, to bo delivered at the Post In lots
of fifty barrels.
Samples to accompany inoposals.
Jb 6—St 2d Lt 6th Arty, A. C. 8. i
11ICHMONI1, FHBUKIIICKSBURG A POTOMAC
IV RAILROAD COMPANY. GENERAL TICKET
AND FtIEItIHT DEPARTMENT, RICHMOND,
JANUARY 6, 1871. I
TnK POTOMAC ROUTE via WASHINGTON O?KN
After this dute the KEUULAA TRIPS between
Richmond aud Washington over tho Route of this
Company will be resumed.
Trains leavo Byrd Street Depot daily (Sundays P. (
M tlcepteil), at 11:1SA.M. and 8 30 P. M., and ar
rive at 2.34 P. M. and 3:30 A. M. (Muoday A. M. •*>
Th. Tralu leaving Byrd Street Depot at 11:16 A. M.
connects at Ac-.uig Cieek with stt-uiner 0.-orgeanna
J. B. GENTRY,
JeJS —»t Genera! Ticket aud Freight Agent.
faFFICE 1441 FHAKUN STREET.
If your Horse is sick—send foi DR. FREEMAN.
If your Cow Is sick—send for I>R. FREEMAN.
If your Dog is sick—send lor I»R; sREEifAN, the
only Veterinary Surgeon In the city.
saar* Beware ot uneducated Quacks end Imposters
whose assumption is iguoranee ...d practice fraud.
J. E. FREEMAN, V. 8,
and Member of the Royul Collego of Vj.teriu.iy g ur .
te .n-, 1 "iiil.'ii.
IS. A slate lelt on tho office door and at Mr.
Clarke's stable for orders—which will be promptly
attended to. ja 3—l in
/ALU IX»MINIOTTBUgINIBys'Wt7LEOH, " (
1217 MAIN STREET,
Will commence October Ist, 1870. Tuition only $40 I
tor unlimited instructions, Including all the Depart- I
•0,00 Per Ysjar.
IS Ct*. Per Week.
Sir—l sco by tke newspapers that there is a
probability of your being appointed one of the
commission to examine into tbe San Domingo
business. In that case the commission would
probably find it necessary to take with them an
interpreter. If I were to present recommenda
tions from the most prominent Republicans in
Western New York, and demonstrate my capa
bility, would there be any prospect of my get
ting tbe appointment ? lain thoroughly con
versant with the Spanish language, speaking
and writing it fluently, and would be willing
to stand an ezaminatiao in that respect. Can
I trouble you to answer my communication,
thereby greatly obliging yours, very respect
fully, Cleveland K. Hokton.
Sir. Homes Greelbt.
Buffalo, Jan. (>, 1871.
My Dear Sir, —All I ever saw or heard of
General Grant assures me that he has too much
sense to think of sending me to San Dorringo.
Thus far, he has honored and gratified me by
never suggesting to me that I could be more
useful to tbe country, or to his administration,
in any other position than in tbat wbicb I bare
tilled to my own entire satisfaction for almost
thirty years. At all events, I assure you that
I never thought of going to San Domingo—
am not (I trust) wanted to go to San Do
mingo—and, at all .-vents, uon't go to San Do
mingo. Your*, Horiok Greeley.
Mr. Greeley now fills a prouder position,
at tho head of American journalism, than
President, Frince, or Potentate couitl rnis e
him to ; aud we trust that he will con
tinue to be au example to all his brethren
of tho press. The post of duty and of
usefulness, iv a born newspaper maa, like
him, is at the head of his paper.
Fat and Lean,
A press telegram says; "The newspaper
winters in Savannah are on a strike for CO
cents per thousand rati. The proprietors
lave refused to pay it. The price is now
GO cents, aud the printers who work a
full week make from $30 to $50 per week
at that price." Whereupon the Peters
mrg Index remarks: "Those who make
fly dollars- a week must be very fast
■otnpositora." Not necessarily ; but they
re very fat compositors. We have known
lie slowest printers in some offices to make I
as high as fifty, sixty, seventy, and even
ighty dollars a week, while others who
were better aud faster workmen could not
average more than twenty or twenty-five.
t is the difference between fat and lean
ompositors—between the "foreman's fa
vorites," who pick up whole columns, and
hose who have to work for all they get.
'here is favoritism iv many printing
offices—and thrift fnquet.tly follows fawn
ng there as elsewhere. Tho world is very
much alike all through with its streaks of
fat and lean.
_ . — —
A Lomdon correspondent gives au in
eresting account of a recent trial for
nurdor at tho Old Bailey, where the
irisoner at the bar was defended by a
olored lawyer, Col. Chester, formerly of
Philadelphia. The writer states that a largo
udience, attracted by the interest of the
ase, had assembled in the court room,
nd that it was curious to note the sen *
ation when this very black man, with
his white wig and very black gown, took
lis seat among the eminent barristers,
who treated him with the utmost con
.deration. Col. Chester is described as a
ull-blooded nogro, tall, well formed, and
with a sensible face adorned with mus
ache and beard. His voice and manner,
t is said, are good, and he uses excel
ent English, but his style is criticised i
s too florid for the usual cold conversa
onal diction of an English court room
'he case, it is stated, at first appeared
o bo a desperate ono, aud regret was
xpressed that Col. Chester, in bis maiden
yeech at the bar, should have to contend
gainst such overwhelming difficulties,
trangely enough, the negro lawyer, not
>y his speech but by an adroit crcss-i-x
--mination, managed to savo his client's
ife by inspiriug the jury with a doubt as
o the existence of malice aforethought,
and thus reducing tho grade of the offense
from murder to manslaughter.
» ♦ -»— —
We live in an age of verbal niceties,
says the New York Tribune. The purist
author of "Words and their Uses' speaks
in oue of his lucubrations of the "Tittlebat I
Titmice of the English part of the British i
nation." This might seem to have been
written in burlesque ; but it is in moat
serious earnestness. What is to become of
our language if such fine-drawn absurdities
aro to be authorized ? Who else would
have discovered that the Titmouse family
areTitmico? Knowing that omnibus is
the dative plural of the Latin adjective, we
shall 80uu be forced to call a single vehicle
an omnis, and sever of the vehicles omnes.
If we should enjoy the acquaintance of a
gentleman named Rooster, we should be
orce.l, we suppose, by philogic exacti
ude, to address his wife as Mrs. Ifeo.
nd, if we were moved to inquire as to
ib sanitary condition of the juvenile roem
lers of his family, it would be incumbent
yon us to ask after the health of his be
oved Chickens. We trust that these ex
eme verbal proprieties may not be fol
owed ; but, if fbey must be, tho couse
ueucestoour mother tongue cinnot fail
)be alarming. Titmice is superhuman)?
, _~—, ——-
There have been some rather extraordi"
ary proceedings in Texas. First, a gen
•man of the bar, by name Williams,
hoots a .State Seuator. Judge and sheriff,
ith a jiosse, go to arrest the Senator
looter, whereupon he shoots the judge.
Anally, this lively malefactor is himself
lot by a constable ; and the case may be
ocsidered as closed. It quite reminds ono
the sanguinary finale of "Hamlet;''
ut it ia altogether a matter of taste
hether this method of adjudicating mat
ers can be eunoidered an improvement on J
ha aid-fashioned jury trials.
RICHMOND. VA.. WEDNESDAY EVENING JANUARY 11 1871.
Madrid Writing on the 29th of December,
in regard to the assassination of General
Prim, says: I was at the opera when tba
news first reached us. The curtain fell on
the first act, when, (is the audience atolled
through the lobbiet, a government an
senger rushed in with hot haste, inquiring
for some Ugh official. Instantly, as by
magic, the cry wont forth all over the
house; " Prim has been shot! Prim has
bccu assassinated!" How the news was
first uttered aloud; how, with electric
rapidity, it run over the pit, bjxes, gal
lery and saloons, it is impossible lo say;
but as the cry spread tho eflect was tre
mendous. Deciding to go to tho fountain
head for news I hastened to the war office.
There was a crowd of carriages at the
entrance to the ornamental .grounds
surrounding the palace of war, and a
throng of idlers obstructing tho sidewalks
and doorways iv spito of the thick snow.
As I went up the stair-case the guard,
which hatl been iustautly doubled, sorrow- I
fully pointed out the reddish blotches on
the balustrades. "The general's blood,"
he whispered. The general's adjutant gave
me the first connected story. Ho witnessed
the scene, having occupied a front seat, in
the carriage. His own version of the affair
is as fallows: Prim and two aids, as usual, I
It the Cortes at the close of tho debate in
i afternoon, at half-past seven, ami eat
ing the carriage, drove rapidly by the
.rtest way from the Cortes to "the war
ice. The streets wt-ro deserted at the
int whero the Caile del Turrel debouches
o tho Alcalla, the broadest street in the
f. Through a narrow passage tho two
ed cabs wore drawu, and obstructed the
y. This is so common an event, how
:r, that il would scarcely attract notice,
t Lieutenant Mayo, my informant,
■ppcd his glass iv the door of tho car
ge nearest him, and looked out just in
io to see two men, who were carrying
is under their long cloaks, advanciug
from the shadow of the cabs. He had
barely timb to cry out, "Stoop, Oeneral,
they are goiug to lire," when the muzzles
of two old-faahioued traducers or blunder
busses were dashed into the c-irriuge
through the windows oa either hand, shiv
ering the glass to atoms, and the contents
were discharged poiut blank at tbe occu
pants of the back seat, who must have
been undistieguishable in the darkness.
The next moment the assassins darted
back, under cover of tho cabs, and so
around into the Alcalla, where they
mounted two horses that wero tied to a
tree, and in au instant were beyond pur
suit because of the snow and darkness.
The coachmen dashed the horses forward
against a number of cabs, upsetting one,
and drove in hot haste to the war office,
where tho wounded men alighted, Piim
simply remarking to a sentinel, "I am
wounded, but not much."
The Loss of the Saginaw.
The disappearance of the steamer Sagi
naw of the United States fleet in the
Pacific, upon which we have already com
mented, is dismally explained in our news
columns of this morning.
More than two months ago, it seems,
tho ill-fated vessel went ashore on a deso
late rock in the mid Pacific. Less fortu
nate than Alexander fcelkeik, tho crew
could save but little from the yvreck, so
high and .fierce was the sea. The survi
vors, ninety iv number, were placed ou
quarter rations about three weeks after tho
disaster, and a gallant boat's crew, com
manded by Lieutenant Talbot, which set
out in a gig for the Sandwich Islands in
search of help, reached the shores of Kanai,
after a month's weary tossing on the waters,
so worn out and exhausted that four of
tbeir number miserably perished iv at
tempting to land. Measure were taken at
once to send relief to tho poor creatures on
tbe rock, and it is to be hoped, though it
bo to hope apparently against hope, that
tbey may be reached in time to rescue
some at least of their number from one of
the most dreadful of all possible forms of
death. Tho imagination sickens at tho
attempt to realizu the terrible scenes which
that lonely island-rock must, in all prob
ability, havo witnessed during those weeks
iv which gauut famine drew slowly in upon
the shipwrecked mariners like—
"A lion creeping nigber."
Gericault, alone amoug artists, has
dared to deal with such a theme in his
ghastly but marvellous picture of the
"Baft of the Medusa." The government
of ihe Sandwich Islands very creditably
put a steamer at the service of tho Ameri
can Minister on the 20lh or 21»t of De
cember, aud the steamer sailed at once on i
a truly blessed Christmas errand for Ocean
Island. But Ocean Island lies west of
Gilbert's Archipelago aud under the Line,
about twenty-live hundred miles from
Hawaii, and the sailors of the Saginaw
were put on quarter rations—one day's
poor life to be stretched out to the measure
of four—two months ago ! — New York
The Teedeuau Wokks.—The corres
pondent of the Petersburg Courier thus
alludes to the fact that several hundred
workmen havo been thrown out of'em
ployment in this city by the action of tha
" Several hundred operatives at the
Tredegar Works are thrown out of em
ployment temporarily by the suspension
of the company of its large manufacture
of baggage-cars for Southern roads. The
Council bad allowed the company till
tbe Ist of January to move the cars
from the works along the streets to
the Richmond and Petersburg depot for
transportation, tho company hoping by
that time to havo oonstrUOteXJ a coauecliou
across the river from the Richmond aud
Petersburg railroad, but the October flood
and othor causes have prevented this, and
now, ou the expiration of the leave granted
by the Council, the company tiuds itself
with no way to get eff its cars. Cmte
quently the work is stopped, and huudrtds
of men are thrown out of their daily labor
and daily bread at this hard season. The
company intend to make the connection
surely the leave to move the cars on the
streets in the meanwhile should boreuewed
so as to restore the unemployed workmen
8 lUg . , *
world, and the public will have to pay
Tho Rev. 0. E. Cheny, of Chicago, is to
bo hauled over Episcopalian coals for hav
ing preached iv a Presbyterian pulpit
while on a visit to California.
The publication of Mr. Greeley's agri
cultural writings in book form is thought
by practical farmers to have deprived them
of their only applicability to cereals.
Washington, Indiana, has passed an
ordinance prohibiting persons who have
not attained years of discretion from con
ongregating about tho railway ststion.
Cincinnati has been depopulated of cat.
>y a comiiercial traveler, who advertised
n the nunc of a Kentucky firm, offering
118 a dozen for them.
A North Carolina paper chronicles tho
sideoce iv that State of a man aged 143
ears, who, having worn -widower's weeds
• r something lihvs a century, is thinking
One thousand five hundred aud seventy
ve divorces have been granted in Eng
and in tho last twelve years, whereof
hicago is very much ashamed.
A female suffrago act has been lost in
io Dakota legislature by a vote of 4 to 2 ;
vhich is a 4-2-itous calamity quite uncol
lected by tho ladies of that territory.
Oregon invites proposals of moans of-ele
cting the Indians, and Indian agents of
xporience are divided in opinion between
re-water and stout rope for the purpose.
The Haymarket, we read, is doing ex
llent business, tho new fairy, "The Pal
e of Truth," with tbe smart comedietta
"Uncle Will," proving highly attrac-
Dr. Davis, who recently died at Pou'
augy, a victim to his exertions in behalf
tho sufferers by the war, was of I
ie colored raco, and formerly houso phy-
ISt. Bartholomew's hospital, Lon
i papers deuy that the govern
ordered sixty batteries of Gatling
be made for the United States,
tuns only have been ordered, and
be constructed iv England,
th Carolina mother, when she
io lato that her daughter had
ith a member of tho legislature,
ir trunk at the depot, and as
• vanishing authority by burning I
ass of French prisoners in Ger
so great that the government
;uows whore to put them. In
3ss of Stettin nearly twenty-eight
prisoners have been quartered,
o wowen are such inveterate
am chewers, that in church, on
on Sundays, they havo been ob
> slip sticky quid out of their
y mako room for the consecrated
passed to them,
leipts of tho West Beston saviogs
ing the fivo business days of last
c upwards of fifty-six thousand
twenty thousand of which weie
on Saturday, the last day of tho
;cher of a very sick frieud in
rt, Connecticut, left him the other
mnt up coppers to closo the eyes
itemplated deceased. The man
however, and the auxious friend
ick the pennies,
annual congregational meeting of
set Square Presbyterian church,
g, the other evening, tho salary I
stor, Rev. Thomas H. Robinson,
was increased from $2,000 to
of Lenox, of high pretensions
ty realizations, on visiting the
a friend who possessed a piana,
nquired, "Has your piano an
My daughter's has one."
oil, used in the South during the
substitute for butter, is agaiu
to use iv view ot the high price
evicts of the Charlestown, Mass.,
yn were treated to a five dinner
nas, aud each of them was pre
th a bouquet, wbich the war
:sted them to preserve in their
.bably as an inducement to look
ood book now and theu.
hamberlain and State Treasurer
burned up $265,000 worth of
ids of municipal war loan issue
sasurer's office at Augusta on,
y, and so hot a fire did it make
;himney took firo, but the flames
lger was riding about town the
, taking a view of Hartford.—
ver College Hill, on the West
ie park, he noticed the bronae
the lato Bishop Browne!!, and
f tho driver, " Who is Hi at ?" "I
as the reply, "one o' them brass
men, I s'pose."
'c-uious artisans of Troy havo de
r winter evenings to building a
us fishing-smack in tho cellar of
a; but the result of their labor is
rplcxing puzzle than the couveu
l in the bottle, for whilst they
easily get a reel apiece out of au
>ttle, they can't possibly get their
F the cellar door,
operstown (New York) Journal
i list of the deaths in that town
year, which is a somewhat re
record. It shows that of the
rsons who have died, two being
ldren, ouly seven were under
years of age, ten were seventy
, four were over eighty, aud oue
linety. The average age of the
sfifty-livo years and one mouth ;
c age of the eighteen adult per
ixty-"six years and five mouths,
ation of the place is two thou
g since an Irish empioyoe at the
oiisa, Portland, adopted the fol
genious method to atone for a
It seems ho hail been in the
illing up a boarder at precisely
, half o'clock in the morning,
but one morning he called him at five
o'clock. So when the boarder came down
Pat called out to him: "Indade, sir, and
faith, I called you a little arely this morn
ing—it is only five o'clock." "Ah," said
Io boarder, "why did you call mo so
r |y y "Why, aDd because, and bejabers,
aliased my man, and called him half an
ur too late; ao to make it up I called j
v.half au hour too arely."
Dentil or Hon, John Covode.
Reported Exclusively for tht State Journal.
] Harrisburg, Pa., January 11.—Hon.
I John Covode died very suddenly this
morning, at tho United States hotel. He
was alive and well at 4 A. M., but at
about 5 A. M. he was taken suddenly ill,
and died almost instantly. Heart disease
was the cause of his death. His remains !
will be taken to Greensboro', Pa., at noon
Reported Exclutively for the Suite Journal:
Washington, Jan. 11.—Tho following
postoflice changes in Virginia were made
yesterthy: Beverly Hansbcrry po.itmasler
at Genito, Va., vice E. G. Woodridge, de- j
Mrs. Mary C. Gregg, deceased ; Silas Pe
terson, Winterpoek, vice G. 11. Robertson,
resigned ; Gwiun Men tier, Kinchelo, West
Va , vice A. W. Davis, resigned ; A. L.
Bedleton, Dallas, West Va., vice T. V
Reported Exclutively for the State Journal.
Washington, January 11.—In the House
to-day, the diplomatic and consular bill
was reported from tho committee en ap
propriations. Adverse report from the
committee on agriculture, on bill to abolish
the Department of Agriculture; reported
j favorably ou bill requiring common car
riers, transporting animals for more thao
twenty-eight hours without unloading, to
rest, unless prevented by storm or accident.
In the Senate the Hou.e concurrent rjaso
! lution for a joint committee on ocean cable,
! was laid over until to-morrow. Seuator
Revels called up tho bill for the improve
ment of tho levees of the Mississippi river,
and proceeded to discuss its importance
to tho cotton interest of the South, holding
that with proper facilities the South coujd
control the cotton market of the world.
Iftw York .'lsilei.
Wall Street, Jan. 11—1 P. M.-Money easy
desigDate the holidays to be observed in
tlio acceptance and payment of bills of ex
change and promissory notes; to repeal
chapter 15, of the acts of 18C5-6G, in
regard to contracts for labor between white
and colored persons, &c.; to amend and
re-enact section 1, chapter 22, acts of
1865-08, in relation to horse-stealing; to I
amend and re-enact section 2, of an act
entitled "an act to regulate judicial laloa j
and prevent the sacrifice of property ;'' to
repeal sections 31 and 32, of chapter 198,
of the code in relation to offences against
The committee for courts of justice re-J
ported, without amendment, House joint
resolution extending the present session of
the General Assembly to the 17th of
of March. Put on calendar.
Tho House opened its session to-day
with prayer by Rev. Burrows.
A message was received from the Sonate
announcing tho passage ot bills relative to
fiduciaries, authorizing tho Governor to
cede a certain bridge in Elizabeth City
county to the United States, and relative
to atispension of execution of judgment in
The bill authorizing tho recovery of
damages when death is caused by tho
wrongful act, neglect, or default of an
other, was reported back with .Senate j
The following Seuato bills woro re
ported : For the relief of John Elliott aud
others, sureties of J. R. Francis, late sheriff
of Montgomery county ; for the relief of
tho sureties of C. W. Watkius, Into ser
geant of Danville; incorporating the
medical society of Virginia; amendin
the act incorporating the Wetumpka iron,
mining and manufacturing company, and
changing its name. An adverse report
was returned ou Senate bill iv relation
to usurious contracts aud assurances.
Senate bill to tnako the Rappahannock
river a lawful fence, was reported; also,
House bill providing for the-payment of
courts beforo executions were issued in
civil actious. House bill to amend the
code concerning warrants for small claims,
were road the first time.
The Attempted Assassination' in
Prince Qkobqe.—A warraut of arrest was
issued on Monday by Justice Pettaway, of
Prince Georgo coeuty, for tho arrest of a
mau named William Rains, who has been
identified as tho man who shot at Mr
James B. Moore, on Sunday night lart,
near Disputanta station (and not Waverly,
as we carelessly stated in our yesterday's
issue.) Raiu3 is said to be a man of very
low character. At the close of the war
he was in jail for desertion from the (.ion
federate army and for horsestealing; Ihe
Federal authorities (or soldiers) set him
free, (as they did all such vagabonds) aud
he has been prowling around the country
doing mischief ever since. Wo hope that
ho may be arrested and that he may swing
for his last fiendish act.
Since writing the above, wo learn that
Messrs. J. D. Grammar and S. D. Tatum,
of Princo Georgo county, arrested Rains at
his homo iv Sussex county, about five
miles from Disputanta, and carried him
before Justice J. G. Harrison for examina
tion. After hearing the evidence, the
prisoner was sunt on for further trial, and
was remanded to the jail of Prince George
county far safe-keeping.— Petersburg Cou-
Two youug men recently presented
themselves ut the Philadelphia mint with
a dozen bars of what they claimed to be
eighteen carat gold, but which proved to
be a mixture of tin and brass. They
said their " nnclo" in Mexico had sent the
property which tbey took to be genuine.
Bret Harte is to receive $5,000 for
twelve articles to bo wtitten for a promi
| neot monthly. Ten years ago his tnaou
| scripts went begging among the magazines
' that aro now anxious to secure his »-rvien
VOL. VI. NO. 58.
Buchanan ia a very good illustratien of tbe
fact that an »ctor may make a very bad Riche
lieu, and yet be a tolerably (rood Hamlet; We
were «evero on this gentleman yesterday ;"bnt
not unjustly so. The interests of art demanded
ill wo said. The object of criticism is to maln
ain a high standard for art; and if everything
a to be puffed that presents itself without re
;ard to merit, the standard will not only be
come »o low and degraded that the drama will
ease to offer any inducement to th* cultivated
public to attend our theatres, but the newspa
>ers which praise everything will fall into
ontempt, and cease to have any influence with
he public; therefore, it is alike to the interest
f the actor, of the manager, and of tbe public,
hat the truth should be told, and strict justice
awarded to all. We had no disposition to be
injust in our dealings with Mr. Buchanan and
Woci.n.-i-lored bis Richelieu very bad in all
I and the acting of his company very j
iJow lli > standard set up by our Rich
die-nccs,—and we honestly told him so.
are always far readier to praise than
re; and, therefore, take plesruro in
bat, barring tomo novelties in the
as well as the reading, his Hamlet
o acceptable, and a very respectable j
ince, so far as ho was concerned. The j
was pretty fair also, though a little too
rlisb. We do not propose, however,
out defects, nor will we attempt to I
the points of excellence—and there
iy—in Mr. B.s conception. We were
cc that he did not, as in the case of
i, o'erstep the modesty of nature, or I
n bustling fussincss, clownish trick*
I expressions, that are beneath princely j
His Hamlet will pass; but we advise
up Richetleu from bis repertoire. I
other members of the company we
y much. The "Laertes" was passa
io too with the "Horatio," while we
:h pleased with the "Player Queen;"
o respect does the performance came
boastlulness of the proclamation. |
it we are to have "Macbeth," and as
r scums to bo more at home with
are than with llulwer, and wo desire
ir theatre well supported, we trust
I be another good audience to witness
Court. — Tho following casea
osed of by Police Justice White this
Irsnton, forußlatvfully assaulting and
! ames liolton with a stick. Security
nd behavior in two hundred dollars I
Bolton wa3 also required to give
Ired dollars security for striking
Iohn«on, charged with boing drunk
tlerly in tbe street, wai let oil',
l Schmidt, lor having in his posses
ot of iron belonging to the Tredegar I
Case continued to the 13th inst.
Wilson, colored, tor stealing a dol- I
hot manure from Charles If. Page. 1
rooks, colored, was flaed one dollar
drunk and disorderly in the street.
Davis, colored, charged Robert
, colored, with being tbe father of an
which she was the mother. The cisc
la Morris, for assaulting Frcnchy
Harris was charged by Milton Jobn
"unlawfully defrauding thesaid Jobn
r his gold watch by having refused to
y bim, thesaid Johnson." The case
inued till to-morrow.
ration. —The subject of immigra
is State is nt present attracting great
n England, Ireland, and Scotland,
i the war ia Europe, we will have
look for an increase in our popula.
Ihe countries named fur souio years yet
nd tho class of people who are pre.
make thoir homes with us, is one of
best iv the world. Composed, as I
of agriculturists and mechanics, tbey
cry ones the Slate needs to develop I
licent resources. General Richard- I
onstant receipt of letters from across I
making inquiries as to the soil, In
settlement, price of land, and the
wn in this State. The Legislature
tppear to be giving the subject that
which its merits undoubtedly de-
Virginia is ever to be anything I
l she is, she must increase ber re.
s Case. —We havo already an
he decision of tho Supreme Court of
■emending Andrew J. Byrna to the
' Henrico. Tbe merits of the case
be summed up in the following state
ch we find in the Whig .
was fined $3,600 for distilling with
( the State tax, and not having vist
ty to meet it, was impiisoned. IJe
s corpuned out by Judge Bratnball,
se taken to the Court of Appeals with
mentioned. He is now in France or I
-olina, and of course will return v
hears be is wanted."
time Judge Uuigon was not judge of
Circuit Court for the District tf\
■Hon. Hugh Lee Bond, Presiding.—
This court opened this morning at 10 o'clock.
Messrs. Francis P. Stevens, of Baltimore, Md ,
W. R. Barksdale, of Halifax county, Va , and
C. T. Thomas, of Henry county, Va., qualified
as attorneys io this court. A number of judg
ments were entered, caßes of breach of condi
tions of distillers and tobacco manufacturer's
Wm. H. Combs, indicted for violation of Ihe
internal revenue laws, was tried and found
guilty. Upon the lecommendalion of the
district attorney, the sentence was suspended
and the prisoner allowed bail upon his ownr e
eugnizance in the sum of $500 for bis appear
ance when called for.
Supreme Court of Appeals.— Present all
tbe Judges save Joynes.
MoVeigh vs. tho Southern Express Com.
pany—judgment of the Circuit Court affirmed.
P. M. Conner, Esq., qualified to practice at
the bar of this ceuit.
Judge William W. Crump commenced the
concluding argument in the case of Coalman
vs. tho Commonwealth. So tar as he hat
lie, he had made an able, brilliant, and can
sively exhaustive argument iv behalf nf Mr
Promising.—Our city prnmilM to be
te gay this winter. To the large number of
rant and beautiful women, whose "home
still hare," there has recently been eddei
m other sections—Washington, Philade -
phia, Baltimore and Xew Voik, for instance—
Pa galaxy nf beauty, culthation an
htliness. Wo hear of a number of parties
ome few marriages yet to take place.
The members of the chain-gang wer
again rusticating amongst tho ruins of th
iiwood hotel this morning, without, how
any very satisfactory result.
iring the last few month* thousand
gs of dried apples and peaches have bee
o this city from the interior of the State
aye been shipped tn Chicag.. and oth»
s West by our merchants.
lines W, Twyman was to-day ap
ed by the Governor a notary public fo
I John A. Mosby \v,is to-day aiiimiiitod
aeon inspector 'fur tbe State by the Gover
iu Anderson aud Myers' warehouse, Rich-
The Social Club.— This club, which
marly met at the Spotswood hotel, will hold
next meeting at the hxehang* to-morrow
night. Great preparations have been made
for a brilliant assembly. This club is noted
for its brilliant hops.
— ' ■—_ ±^=
STILL auother arrivul of thos* world-renown.
SINGER FAMILY SEWING MACHINES at
SOHAFFtR A STRONG'S
IdvevUsemonts will be inserted In ihe E7t.NI.Va
JOURNAL at the following rates:
On. square, .11. Insertion . ~
Oae square, two Insertion * , VL
On. *qnare, three Insertions .'. J,.
One square, tit insertions i l_
On. square, twelve insertions » sn
One square, oue month ,„ £J
On* square, two months. ,2 £.
One square, three month* '.!'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' »
For quarterly , nd yan'rly AdrertU.r«
special arranirementa will be rna.ie.
with different systems of practic. for the cure of
almost endless diseases. The Doctor is confident ol
the merit, of his mode of treating the sick, and
Invites those afflicted to consult him and Judge for
themselves cf his ability lo cur*. He can-be found
at bis office in Manchester, noxt to tbe post-office,
and may be "i.-itei viewed" during the day or even-
TUOMPSON'g r POMADI, OPTJMeTbs a dressing
for the fab is all t |,»t I, required; purely vegetabl.
and highly perfumed, it softens, Improves and beau
tifies tho Hair, strengthen, the roots, and gives It a
rich, glossy appoara ice. or sale by>ll druggists
Price, 85 and 76 cents per bottle.
JOUVfiN'S Fnomrous KID"aLO7E CLEAN
ER.-By its aid gloves can bo quickly and repeated
ly cleaned and made equal to new; even when badly
soiled sua, can be r.adily restored. It Is easy of ap
plication and i, perfectly free Irora any odor. For
sale by druggist, and fancy goods dealers. Price, 26
*»v-DR. HASKELL.—This ceill hrntnJ physician
has taken rooms at tho MONUMENTAL HOTEL,
where those desiring his services will find him. He
s the proprietor and vender ef many CELEBRATED
MKDICINES, who oive their discovery to his inven
live genius. Bsa kotio*.
THURSTON'S IVORY SoUUTOOTH POWDER
is strongly recommended a, the best dentifric.
known. It cleanses and pre,ervcs tbe teeth, hardens
the gums, sweetens the breath ; aud, containing no
acid or gritty sulistunco, is perfectly harmless, and
can bo used daily with e reat ad van tag*. Sold by all
druggist*. Price, 26 and 60 cents per bottle.
PAH : HOW DISGUSTING ! is tho eiclamafron of
every lady who indiscreetly ventures to apply the or
dluary hiir dye, or "colorors" or "restorers" to her
"intoning ringlols. Mud and tar are scarcely more
abhorrent. Not so PHALOK'S VITALIA, OK BAL
VATIO.V FOR THE HAIR. Nothing defiles Its
fieely flowing crystal. There i, no sediment, n 0
gum, no foul gas. It is harmless, and its oporation
perfect. What a discovery I
"LOVE HIDES A MULTITUDE OF FAULTS."—
Uut it fails to paint the pale cheek, to gladden the
ieart or conceal the diselse thit Is lurking and
making rapid inroads upon yonder rapidly dsclining
female beauty ! Her wan features art- bedewod with
tears, her pulse is fueblo and her day-dream, are
grcwiug dim, as night with its heavy pall of gloom
attles npon her brow !l Can she not bo restored ?
Yes. Health, with all Its enticiag charms and beau
■ll send a thiill of joy through her feeble
l.y the use of English Female Bitters, which
ertised in .nether column. Oo thou a.d buy
day) AfTKhNOON, at Aj o'clock, from WbSSSi
| Lburcb. yriouiiß of tbe family, invited tv attetJ.
D-arest son, thou hast loft vi f
We thy lung most deeply feel -
Hut 'th God that hath bereft U.
ii*. can all our Morrows heal.
TWO GRAND MATINEES will bo given for la
dies and children on WEDNESDAY and SATL'K
DAY EVENINGS, January llih and 14 th, at 3 P. M
! Price to the gallery reduced t» 25c.
E. WARREN, Manager.
| OomJUnclßglTttY NIGHT at :■'!,'.
jn or iTi nr Toa k
Ths OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
| COMPANY'S elegant siele-whe-1
steamship ISAAC BELL, Captai-., Bus-ma* will
j leav. h.r wharf, at Kockstts, ou FRIDAY (.liner.
13th, at 7 o'clock A. M. ' "
Fr.ight received until Thursday evening.
Rouni Trip Ticiieu.....'.'.'."!!!.'.'.".'"!!."."!!'.'.! ..'.'...'.". -.'0 04
--. 43, 10, 38, 11. ftj] 12, 42, t ■H,, SO,
DISTRIBUTION No. if?.""' IjoBJIB* Jajr. 1 ~
67, 1, 37, 70, 8, 27, 48, 67, 12, 29, 68, 35, 47,
Witness my hand, at "iticluuc-u l,Ta., this lltb day
of .tanuarv, 1871.
CSRTIKIOATR3 OF RAFFLE can be ..iirchased
from Capt. W. I. UAB.N'KY, at Ihe Branch office No
3, Sloventh street, oue door from Main.
Tho copartnership heretofore existina Int. ,-n
ORKIN NORTH nnd CHARLES K. POUCIIKR, under
tho Arm name of NORTH A POUCHER is hereby
dissolved by nmtuiel ei-nsout this day.
CHARLES E. PoVciIER
Richmon-1, Jan.:* y 9th, I*7l. j a io_2i*
■rMUS IS TO 01VE NOI'ICE:
JL That ou the 6th day of .'anu rv. IH7I a war
rant In bankruptcy was issued against the estate of
■dwia li. Padgett, of Alexeao.U, ami siato of
Vm.who ha,;beoa adjudged a bankrupt on nia own
petition: That the payment ofanydeb's, and Ihe deli
very of any property i.i-louging to said bankrunt tn
hi in or for his übo, and the) transfer ofany nrouiitv
hy him are forbidden by law:—That a meeting of the
creditors of the said bankrupt, to prove his debts
and choose more assignees of his estate will
be held at a court or bankruptcy, [( , ~„ uoIU ; l at
the Register's ..trie,- in Ale-xii.driii, Viiaiuia
before Lysi.nder Hill, Ksii., Register, ..n tho 4th J.v
day of February, 1871, at 9 o'clock A. M
. 1 - ■ DAVID B. PAI'KEH,
Ja 9-Tu2w 11. y, MaisoiU.
IYSTRICT COURT OB' THE DKITKD
JL/ States for the District of Virginia.
To all whom it may concern —GßHSTiNe :
Notice is hureby given, That, on tho 10th day of
Jauuary, 1871, nine hiiiidie.laudf.it. pounds Man
ufactured Tobacco, claimed by B. F. B«x-or & Co
or Petersburg, Virginia were eeir.ed by tho
•Urslial ol the- United St tes for said district as tor
fe-ite.l to the use of the United States, and the sain*
is liliole-d and prosecuted iv this curt iv the name
of the United States, for coii.le-m nation lor the causes
iv said libel set forth, aud that said ...use- mil stand
for trial at the court-room in tho city ol Richmond
on the Ist day of March nut, 1871, whc-u and
where all . arsons are warned to appear to show
o*tt*e why condnuiuation should tiot be decreed .ml
to iuteivene fe-r their inter*-.!..
DAVID B. PARKER,
Dat d J • 10 h 1871 °" 8- M * r * h * J -
of Hie United States District Com t in lha above <a«*.
1 shall,on MONDAY, January H3i, at Is o'clock M.,
en the premises or snid bankrupt, near Payne's Mill.!
in R anjke County, Va., offer fjr s,le to the highs*
bidder, the following described r-al and lersuial
estate, to wit : Four hundred und seventy leveu
aud .i-half Hn}4) acres ol valuable LAND with im
prov.-iuents ; a quantity of WHEAT, OATS uud
CORN. AIM, PLU'A'S, HAIIKOWS, ami other agri
TERMS.- For persons.! property, all Butts ofsloO
aud less, cash ; for all sum. ovei ih.it amor
days time, with negotiable notes and approved etern
ity. For l'e-al estate, oue-ttlird cash • balance In its.
and twelvemonths, with uegotiaole not*, and » v .
JOHN P. YBATMAN, Deputy of
DAVID B. PARKER,
0. S. Manual.