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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR,
At Ul»', IHaln Streatt Richmond, Va
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rpIIE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE,
L for the Benefit of the Widows and Orphans of
the Southern Stales.
DISTRIBUTION No. 124. Erntma Jaw. It.
21, 4, 47, 46, 49, 10, 69, 27, 67, IT, 60, 78'
DISTRIBUTION No. 128. MORHira Ja!J. 16.
2, 29, 42, 74, IS, 26, 25, 69, 66, 72, IS, 13, 4,
Witness niy hand, at Richmond, Vs., this loth day
of January, 1871.
SIMMONS* CO, C.Q.TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABNEY, at the Branch office, No.
3, Eloventh street, one door from Main.
RICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG * POTOMAC
RAILROAD COMPANY, GENERAL TICKET
AND. FREIUHT DEPARTMENT, RICHMOND,
JANUARY 16, 1871.
POTOMAC ROUTE OPENED.
DOUBLE DAILY SCHEDULE RESUMED VIA
WASHINGTON, AND TRI-WEEKLY VIA
LOW Lit POTOMAC ROUTE.
On an after this date Trains will leave Dvnl Street
Depot at 11:16 A. M. mid 8:30 P. M. (Sundays P. M.
excepted); arriviug in Richmond (Mondays A. M.
excepted) at 2:38 P. M. and 3:30 A. M.
The Train loiving Byrd Street Depot at 11:15 A. M.
will connect on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
with Steamer Georgcanna for Ba'tfmora.
J. B. GENTRY,
ja 16-tf General Ticket and Freight Agent.
WHEAT, OATS, CORN, Ac.
In the matter of DENIS K. FERGUSON, Bankrupt.
By vlrtHe of a decree of the United Slates Dislrict
court for the district of Virginia, of date January
Kith, 187), I shall offer for tile on
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th, 1871,
on the premises of said bankrupt, near Poag's Mil),
in Roanoke county, a quantity of WHEAT, OATb
and CORN; also, PLOWS, HARROWS and other
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS (being the came
property advertise 1 to be sold by the U. S. Marshal
on January 23d, 1871).
JOHN M. HALL, Assignee
ja 16M4F2W of Denis K. Ferguson, a bankrupt.
FARM STOCK, 4c.
By authority of the United Slates District Court
for the district of Virginia, in the nutter ofWm.
N.Ward, bankrupt, I will sell,at public auction,at
Warsaw, Richmond county, ou
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, IS7I, (Court-day),
at 12 o'clock M .
A large lot of FARMINO UTENSILS,
FARM STOCK—consisting of CATTLE, SHEEP
LIBRARY OF MISCELLANEOUS AND THEO
LOGICAL BOOKS,«c, Ac.
LEWIS B. HIGBY,
Ja 16—MAF2w Assignee.
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED PARTNERS doing
business at the late SPOTSWOOD HOTEL, in
the name and style or J. M. BUULETT A CO., do
mutually agree t» dissolve co-partnership. Neither
party will sign in settlement, unless authorized so
to do, after a meeting of creditors.
J. M. BURLETT,
0. B. LUCi!,
W. B. BISHOP.
The creditors of J. M. Sublett A Co. are respect
fully requested to attend a meeting to be held at
their office, 907 Main street, over Messrs. G. A A.
Bargamm's store, on MONDAY, the 16th lost., at 4
J. M. SUBLETT,
C. B. LUCK,
Ja 14—It W. B. BISHOP.
The OLD DOMINION BTEAMSIIIP
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel *39MHHHb
steamship WYANOKE, Capttln Dot am, will leave
her wharf, at Rocketta on TUESDAY, January 17ih,
at 10 o'clock A. M.
Fretght received until 9 A. M.
Fare $12 00
Steerage 0 01)
Round Trip Tickets £0 00
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
ja 16—11 No. 3 Governor street.
r-|tUK BRIDAL CHAMBER. "
Essays for Young Mill, on great SOCIAL
EVIL, and ABUSES, wni -h interfere with MAR
RIAGE—with sure mtans of relief for the erriug
and unfortunate, diseased and debilitated. Sent tree
of charge, in sealed envelopes. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, No. 2,8 Ninth street, Philadelphia,
Pa. J a 16-3 m
pvFFICE 14*1 FRANKLIN STREET.
If your Horse U sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If your Cow is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If jour Dog is sick—send ror DR. FREEMAN, the
only Veterinary Surgeon in the city.
49" Beware of uneducated Quacks and Importers
whose assumption is ignorance and practice fraud.
J. B. FREEMAN, V. S.,
and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Sur
*a*n_A slate left on tho office door and at Mr.
Clarke's stable for orders—which will be promptly
attended to. ja 3—lm
I) ■ It; AMI MEDICINES.
T" WAGNER A CxC
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRCOGISTB,
respectfully announce that they have removed to
their new and spaoious store, (diagonally opposite
the old stand,) south west corner Sixth and Broad
streets, and offer for sale at lowest market rates, a
fall and complete stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES,
OUEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, QJLS,
GLASS, Ao. Buying only of first-class importing
and manufacturing houses, we can guarantee satis
faction in price, purity and quality of goods.
Orders shtppod promptly.
ja 12—ts JOtfJf, WILLIS.
HOUSES TO~RENT. j*st
A One on Leigh, near to Adams etreet, con- flj|s
talning ten rooms; one on Adams, near Leigh street,
containing eleven rooms—built ou the Philadelphia
plsu, and never occupied since being built; in nice
order, with gas and water. Accommodations for
carriage, horse, and cow. Apply to
no 21—tB GRUBBS A WILLIAMS.
WOOD df. COAL.
BEST RED ASH
STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. Best seasoned
OAK and PINE WOOD at lowest price, Sawed and
J R. F. BURROUGHS,
Ja 12—lm corner Main and Seventh streets.
WOOD AND COAL.
PINE, per cord $4.60
OAK, per cord 6.0J
BIBT ANTHRACITE AND i LOVER HILL COAL,
BEST SOFi' COKE,
at lowest market pi ice.
J. R. F. BURROUGHB,
de 22-lm corner Main and Seventh streets.
TO TAX PAYERS,
NOIICB TO TAX-PAYERS.—AII persons who
failed to pay their (Class or Business) Tax for
the year 1870, would do well to attend to Ihe same,
as I am Instructed by the City Council to levy tor
the same. 1 may be fou id at the City Collector's
office, City Hall, from 9 to 10 A. M. and 3 to 4 P.M.
TBOS. E. WORD,
Jr 14—lw Collector Delinquent Taxes
ZETELLE, NO. 1204.—The season for Spring diet
has fairly set in, and all the fresh luxuries which
come with it are at ZETELLE'S. With
LAMB, VEAL, SPRING CHICKENS, PEAS
a i STRAWBERRIES, with the other regular
dishes, and the excellent cookiaa, ft shall go hard 11
the most fastidious gnest is not heartily satisfied
Then the BAR, with Its
PURE LIQUORS, MINERAL WATERS,
aitdthe excellent beverages prepared by the skilful
bar-keeper, wind up au entertainment, tha style of
which is inferior to none in this country, my B—te
Qmb% £tatc gmmwt
I.el Justice Be Done,
That respectable and useful body 0'
citizens, the owners of hacks, complain
of unjust discriminations made against
them by the police in the enforcement
. of the city ordinances regulating hacks
and carriages, and a petition will be
.presented to the Council this evening,
signed by William M. Ledlcy, and others,
engaged in the business, asking relief.
The ordinance authorizes the Mayor to
make regulations and give directions re
specting the places and positions to be
occupied by tho hacks or carriages at tho
public stands, or at any railroad station,
steamboat landing, theatre, or other place
of public entcrtainmcntjWhoie they may bo
attending for passengers, and to desig
nate the roules they shall take in going
to or from 'any such place; and it also
affixes the penalty for violation of tho
regulations or directions. Of this the
petitioners do not complain. What they
do object to is, that white they are forbid
den, at such specified places, to solicit cus
tomers, the agents and runners of Garber
& Company do .solicit them, anel that, too,
within the knowledge of the police, and to
the great disadvantage of the petitioners.
They further represent that the agents of
that company are not only permitted to
fill their own hacks, but that after such
filling, if there are any passengers left,
they practice favoritism in designating
such hacks as may suit them to take the
This is manifestly uujust; and we think
tho hackmen have abundant cause for
complaint. If the City Council intends to
givo Garber and company a monopoly of
the hack business here, they should pass
an ordinance to that effect at once , but if,
on the contrary, it is their desire that
all should fare alike, under the law, wo
trust they will either have the ordinance
rigorously enforced against all parties, or
re peal it.
The great meeting on Thursday evening
last at the Academy of Music, in Now
York, to givo expression to the sympathy
of the American people, with tho causo of
Italian unity, was a grand success. The
Academy was crowded with an audience
of the most respectable people, and thou
sands who could not get in organized a
General Dix presided, and resolutions
and an address were enthusiastically
adopted. Speeches were made by Genera'
Dix, Horace Greeley, Henry Ward Beecher,
Parke Godwin and others, and letters were
read from Secretary Fish, Vice President
Colfax and a great many other eminent
personages, all breathing sentiments of the
liveliest sympathy with the object of the
meeting, and a telegram was sent to King
Victor Emmanuel, congratulating him, in
tho name of tho true American people,
upon the accomplishment ef Italian unity,
and the final establishment of his govern
ment at its ancient and true capital, tho
city of Rome.
We regret to see in these counter meet
ings, by the Catholics sympathizing with
the Pope, aud by the Protestants sympa
thizing with the people of Italy, a dispo
sition to antagonize the people of this
country on tha question of religion. It
looks like reviving the old American or
Protestant party. We hope we shall be
spared the unpleasantness of a politica'
struggle based upon religious bigotry, in
tolerance and prejudice; but we cannot
disguise the fact that the tendency of tho
times is in that direction.
Miss Van I.etv.
We are glad to learn that the herculean
eiiorts of the enemies of this lady, to force
her out of the position of postmaster, which
she so ably and acceptably fills, have en-'
tirely failed. She found no difficulty in
renewing her bond, and replacing the
names of those who had withdrawn by
those of some of the most responsible Re
publicans in this city.
The President, we learn, whea informed
of the matter, expressed the utmost confi
dence in Miss Van Lew, and regretted the
course her enemies had adopted to effect
her removal. We congratulate this estima
ble lady on her complete triumph over the
machinations of her enemies, as well as
upon possessing in so marked a degieu, the
confidence of the.'administration, and of the
people of Richmond.
There will bo a mass meeting of the
Republicans at Dourringer's Park this
evening at six o'clock, to consider matters
of importance to the welfare of the party.
We hope there will be a full attendance,
and that all subjects which may be brought
before the meeting for action, will be calm
ly aud wisely considered, that harmony
may be preserved in the party. We can
not afford to have dissensions and discord
in our ranks iv Virgiuia. We can scarcely
succeed by doing our best here with one
Republican party, and two would kill us
Senorita Juarez, the wife of the Presi
dent of Mexico, is dead. She was much
esteemed by the Mexican people. Anita,
the wife of Cespedes, the President of the
Republic of Cuba, is a prisoner iv the
hands of the Spanish authorities, and is
said to be well treated.
— staxi i
A number of the employees of Gosport
Navy Yard were discharged from that in
stitution Saturday night. There can now
bo but very few workmen left.
Iv tho Senate, a number of Housn bills
• were read and referred. Bill to authorize
the Governor to appoint a temporary
: clerk was pantd, as were llftO bills to
amend the act to regulate judicial sales
and prevent the sacritico of property ; to
' incorporate tho Gordonsville and Charter's
1 Gap railroad company, and to incorporate
the Castlemaa's ferry and Jefferson turn
A bill was presented to amend the act
concerning security for costs of writs, and
one to protect buttter arid cheese manu
facturers. Committee reported adversely
as to amending the charter of the James
river and Kanawha canal company, which
was concurred in.
In the Bouse, a communication was read
from the Senate announcing the passage,
etc., of a number of Lilts and resolutions,
which, in the House, were read and re
ferred. The committ3e for courts of jus
tice reported Senate Ull entitled an act to
require the attorney general to institute
proceedings for the recovery of certain
property which has I Jon fraudulently
sold and for other purposes, with a recom
mendation that it do not pass. [This bill
alludes to the Uaunstein property] Sen
ate bill about court rule days, was report
ed with amendments.
Also, was reported bill to prevent un
lawful hunting and fishing; also, bill
making au appropriation to furnish and
fit up the State court-houso (Sycamore
church); also, bill to repeal certain parts
of tho code of 1860, iv relation to offences
against public policy (adversely); alto,
bill providing for tho collection of the taxes
of tho city of Richmond by the sheriff
thereof; bills relative to the repair and
painting of the Capital rcof, and about the
picture of Lord Chatham, was reported
The House proceeded to consider the
bill for the assessment of taxes ou persons,
property, income, licences, &c, and im
posing taxes thereon, for the year 1871.—
It is a leugtby bill and will not probably
bo disposed of this week.
Reported Exclusively for the Stat* Journal.
Washington, Jan. 10.—In the House,
to-day, a number ef bills were offered and
referred. Among them was one offered by
Mr. McKenzie, providing for the construc
tion of a Light-House at Shipping Point,
on the Potomac river. Also, one by Mr.
Booker, for the construction of a break
water ou the Potomac river.
In the Senate Seuator Edmunds reported,
without amendment, House bill increasing
the pensions of disabled soldiers, sailors, &c.
Senator Ramsay, from the postal com
mittee, jeported on consolidation of postal
George S. Smith was to-day nominated
collector of internal revenue for the slh
district of Virginia, and S. H. Fairehild,
postmaster of Danville, Virginia.
1 i§m t
Another Horrible Murder in North
Carolina.—The Wilmington Star con
tains the particulars of a most atrocious
murder committed by the notorious leader
of a band of outlaws in Robeson county,
who has been guilty of several terrible
crimes of a similar character.
Mr. John Taylor, who resides at Moss
Neck, while ou his way from his house
to the store lately occupied by him, and
in company with a ratio by tho name of
McNiell, yesterday morning, about 9
o'clock, was suddenly fired upon, the ball
entering the right side of bis head, pas
sing entirely through and coming out on
the other sido. He fell and almost in
stantly expired. Mr. Taylor had been
instrumental in the capture of the band of
outlaws, and hence his death.
The Star speaks of the boldness which
characterized the perpetration of the mur
der as without a precedent in that section
of tho country. It was done in broad day
light, within four or five hundred yards of
the railroad depot at Moss Neck, with a
(quid of United States troops in the im
mediate vicinity, the victim being but a
few yards from his house, and almost in
the midst of his friends.
♦ » » ——.—
The New York Sun says that Walter
Johns, a young doctor, left Boston with
his young wifo on a weddiug trip to New
York ; arrived there on Tuosday evening,
and, taking a room at the Coleman House,
Wednesday eveniug they visited Wood's
Museum. Wheu they left the hotel, Dr.
Walter Johns had in his waistcoat pocket
one hundred and twenty dollars. In the
museum is a wheel of fortune, at which
any one is permitted, for fifty cents, to try
his luck. At this wheel, Dr. Walter Johns
and his wife iuvested fifty cents. Then
his wife turned the arrow. The indicator
stopped halfway between a ten cent match
box and a tea dollar lepine watch. The
doctor claimed that he had won the watch;
the blonde who presided at the wheel, in
sisted that he had won tho match-box.
The dispute drew around a crowd of spec
tators, and ono of the crowd, named Till
man Fox, warmly espoused the cause of
Dr. Walter Johns. Leaning his arm ou
the doctor's shoulder, he told him that the
watch was his by rights, and if he was in
the doctor's place, he would have it at all
hazards. The doctor did not get the watch,
but Fox got his fingers iv Dr. Walter
Johns' waistcoat pocket, and stole the one
hundred and twenty dollars. Next he
found himself under arrest.
At a meeting o( the agricultural society
of South Carolina iv Charleston the other
day ,Mr. William M. Lawteiu stated, as a
matter of information and goneral interest,
that it was now known that the sea island
crop was the shortest ever known iv South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida, but that he
knew of a farm on James Island, opposite
the #ty, ou land which had Jjeen cultiva
t.d for offc hundred year.", where a field
of forty-eight acres had this year averaged
one hundred and ninety pounds of lint
cotton to the acre, and where the sales of
the cotton from one acre had actually
amounted to $198. A compost manure,
of which much mud was the base, bid
Mr. T. Buchanan Read, tho celebrated
poet and painter, has been commissioned
by the Italian government to proceed to
Naples for the purpose of escorting Gen
eral Sheridan to Rome. He goes in a stage
railway carriage, with a suitable escort.
The present wife of a Buffaloniau ob
jets to his keeping the memories of her five
predeces»ois green by w«aring five band!
of crape on his hat.
Edward Union*, Philologist and Jtlur.
y SINGULAR SERIES OF EVENTS.
|J The Utica (N. V.) Herald gives tho fol
g lowing interesting account of the life and
'l crimes of Edward 11. Ruloff, whose trial
3 was concluded at Binghampton, on Wed
nesday, by a verdict of murder in the first
, t degree. It says:
d Edward 11. Ruloff, now on trial for his
,- life at Binghampton, is more than an ordi
y nary criminal. The crime for which he is
s now arraigned cannot have passed from tho
h memory of tho reader. It was only In
August last that the store of Halbert
i] Brothers, Binghampton, was burglarized,
>, and a clerk—Frederick A. Merrick—kill
i, ed, while resisting the burglars. Thelattir
- escaped. Two of them, named Jarvis and
- Dexler, wero drowned the same night,
0 while attempting to cross the Chenango
c river. Tho other—Ruloff—was arrested
:i soon after. He gave his namo as E. Dal
y ton, but was soon recognized, among othere,
- by Judge Balcom and Mrs. Shults, Ruloff's
1 mother-in-law. Should the trial which ho
. is now undergoing, result in bis dying
- upon tho scaffold, his death will be tho
seventh known to us to be traceable to his
. own agency.
Upwards of twenty-six years ago Ed
-1 ward 11. Ruloff married an estimable lady
a in Ithaca, in this State. He was of liberal
s education, learned in tho law, especially the
I criminal code, an accomplished draught
, man, a short-hand writer, and master of
I several languages. He had then, what ho
r still retains, a pleasing exterieir, a perfect
1 knowledge of the arts of pleasing, a some
i thing which commanded respect, and at
1 the same time attracted and engaged sym
pathy and confidence. He was a doctor, a
i lawyer, a teacher, a mechanic, as he saw
, fit, and what was more remarkable, ap
■ peared master of each profession. Sud
• denly, in the year 1845, his wife and child
Ruloff was arrested on a charge of ab
duction, and was aonfined in jail at Ithaca.
He so .won the confidence of the jailor,
Jarvis, and his wife, that they committed
, their young son, Albert M. Jarvis, to his
tutelage. The result of his instructions
■ was a life of crime, which terminated with
the Bicghamptou burglary, and quick
following death in Chenango river. Tho
trial of Ruloff for abduction took place at
Ithaca. He was convicted aud sentenced
to Auburn State prison for tho term of ten
years. During his trial, we are credibly
informed, Ruloff made a clean confession
to his counsel. The gentleman receiving
■ it has sinco died, but just previous to his
1 death he confided it to a professional
brother, who is still living at Ithaca.
In prison Ruloff was a model man. He
quickly won tho confidence of the author
ities, and, by his talents, took the front
rank amoug the prisoners. From the de
signs made by him, most of the carpets
manufactured iv prison eluring his term
wero woven. Immediately on his dis
charge from prison, Ruloff was arrested ou
a charge of murdering his child. At his
trial he did, as he is now doiug at Bing
hampton, pleaded his own case. He was
found guilty and sentenced to death. But
the verdict was set aside by tho court of
appeals on the ground that no murder had
br.cn proved, as there had been no body
procured, lie was discharged, but was
immediately tiken back to jail. Whe l ti
er this was by his own request, fearing tho
fury of the people, or on the affidavit tif
his wife's people, that they considered
their lives iv danger with him at liberty,
we have forgotten.
Certain it is lynching was resolved upon
aud tho time for it fixed. The sheriff,
learning of the meditated violeuco, burrieel
Ruloff in close carriage to the steamboat
lauding, whence he was conveyed to the
jul in Cayuga county. When the lynch
ers assembled the bird had flown. Proba
bly through connivance, Ruloff soon
escaped from jail. In his wanderings,
hiding from men, he was badly frozen.—
The toes of one foot had to be amputated.
Thus, while fleeing from justice, be received
a mark which may result in giving justice
its due, A shoe, exactly fitting his de
formed foot, was left behind in the burg
lars' flight from the store in which Merrick
Until his apprehension in Binghampton
in August last Ruloff had not been heard
from for" a number, of years. It has since
transpired that onco in the interim ho had
defended a comrogue in a Delaware county
court under an assumed name, and once iv
Cortland county. He has also been en
gaged in writing a treatise ou the gram
mars of nations. The manuscript of this
work has bcon found iv his room in New
York. Iv his room were found burglars'
tools, disguises, and various other appli
ances of rascals. He had recorded au as
sumed name," Lenrio," as the author of tho
treatise. It is probable he will never fin
ish it. A gentleman lately from Binghamp
ton, told us the other day that a firm pur
pose exists iv that city to lynch Ruloff, if
the jury do not convict him in this case.
This wretch has since had his trial for
the murder of Merrick, and sentenced to
.me m .
Death op a Miser—He Makes a
Mistake of $495 and Drops Dead.—
A correspondent of the Abingdon, 111.,
Democrat, writing from Knoxville, thus
relates the peculiar death of a miser re
siding in the latter place who was reputed
worth $20,000. "Ho had a nephew,"
says the conespon lent, "a very worthy
young man, who was going out Wait to
seek his fortuue. A few days beforo he
was ready to leave, he went to the old
uncle to sell him some notes of baud which
he held ; the old miser would not touch
them, but said, 'You have always been a
good boy, only a little too extravagant; I
will make you a little pretest beforo you
leave.' Ho drew a check on the bank
for $0, as ho supposed, but owing to his
bad eyesight and worse penmauship, it
proved to bo $600. This unaccountable
act of benevolence soon became uoised
about town, and, of course, ca,ue to thy
ears of the miser. He rushed to the bank,
aud under much exciloment asked one of
the hank officials what tho amount of the
cheek he hail given his nephew was. 'Five
hundred dollars,' said the clerk. 'What I'
said the miser. 'Five huuelred dollars,'
said the clerk, producing the check.—
After reading, and trembliug in every
muscle, he gave ouo long-drawn sigh aud
exclaimed, 'My God ! 1 am a ruined man,'
then sank down ami died !"
■ BY TELEGRAPH.
By American Press Association,
j EXCLUSIVELY FOR TUB STATE JOURNAL
1 TUB GREAT BATTLES AROUND
■ FURTHER PARTICULARS.
i Crushing Defeat of the French Troops
" GEN. CIIAN7.VS ARMY BROKEN UP AND Rr.
I TREATING IN THREE DIRECTIONS.
I TWENTY THOUSAND FRENCH CAPTURED.
f Fighting In the Street* of Le Hint,
. Reported EKclmively for the State Journal.
i Ix>ndon, January 10.—Tho corrcspon
, dent of the London Times at Versailles,
telegraphs that further dispatches have
been received in that city from Prince
; Tho array of General Chanzey has been
'• broken up and disorganised, aid is now
retreating in three directions. Up to tho
present time 20,000 prisoners in all have
boon captured. No further seizure of
rolling stock has been made.
The correspondent adds that considera
ble fighting was done in the streets of Le
Mans during the recent battles around
that city. The streets and lanes were In
many places Btrcwn with corpses in long,
ghastly lines, evidently the work of the
The victory was almost a decisive one
for the Prussians, as it was a most crush
ing defeat to the French.
This great victory was doubtless achieved
by the well-timed and smart coiicentratidn
of the various Prmsian corps on the town
of Le Mans.
Another Engagement—No Particular!
London, Jan. 10.—A telegram received
here states that an engagement took place
yesterday at Herlcourt, a town in the de
partment of Haute Saone, in the' Eastern
part of France, between a large German
force and body of French troops.
The fighting was carried on during the
greater part of yesterday. The forces en
gaged wero a detached portion of the
Fieoch army ef the East, and several
German corps from the commaud of Gen.
Yon Weider. Full particulars have not
yet been received, but it is stated that the
losses sustained by both sides was of a
STILL ANOTHER ENGAGEMENT.
London, Jan. 10.—Au engagement is
also reported to have taken place at Croix,
a village somo little distance from Heri
court. A number of Freuch troops quar
tered iv the village were attacked by a
Prussian column, and a hot fight speedily
ensued. The result bad not been ascer
tained. After the engagement the Prus
A Series of Unsuccessful Sort leg li'rom
London, Jan. 10. —An official dispatch
has just been received from Versailles,
containing the following information of a
series of vigorous and well-sustained sor
ties which were made by the besieged ar
mies from Paris Friday night The sor
ties were directed against the Prussian po
sition at Le Brurget, Drancy, Mendon,and
Clamont, on tho southern side of the city.
The attacks wero made simultaneously
and in force. The suelJen, though not al
together unexpected, assault took the Prus
sians by surprise; but a rally was soon
effected, and the Fiench troops were re
ceived by an artillery fire from the Prus
sian batteries, which had the effect of
cheeking their progress and rendering thoir
columns broken and discouraged.
They were repulsed at all points and
failed in this last united attempt to break
tho German investing line.
The troops re-treated from the field, and
the retreat at some points, becoming a
flight. The losses sustained by the Ger
man troops in these engagements wero
trifling, while that of the French were
exceedingly severe. It is thought here
that these reverses will probably have a
powerful effect in bringing the Freuch t)
terms, aud iv expediting peace ne
gotiations which are said to be in progress.
Gen, Bourbakl't Army,
Bordeaux, Jan. 10.—A dispatch has
been received from Gen. Bourb.tki, stating
that the French troops under his commaud
are behaving splendidly.
The villages of St. Mario and Arc-by,
both situated lv the department of Youne
to the southeast of Auxicues, have been
retaken by his army. Tho troops are
gradually gaining fresh hope and spirit
with every inch of ground taken, and tho
general expresses the highest satisfact'on
of the morale aud general behavior of the
soldiers. Advices have just been receivod
from General Chanzy.
He states that with great difficulty and
by means of the energy and determination
displayed by a few of his eifficers, he effect
ed a rally of his disordered troops, near
L". Mans. His army has now btoti almost
wholly reorganized and military dis
cipline has again been restored. A retreat
ts being effected in good order.
The Prussian Government on the
Question of Peace.
London, Jan. 10.—In replying to the
representation recently made by the neu
tral powers for the conclusion of a treaty
between Prussia and France, the Prussian
government authoritatively states that
Prussia will only treat for peace on the
surrender of Paris and at the formal
request of the French government alone,
and none others.
Belgium Preparing to Maintain her
Neutrality by Force of Arms.
London, January 16.—A telegram from
Brussels announces that a large Belgian
force is concentrating near the city for the
purpose of protecting the neutrality of ,
Belgium. This act has been rendered
necessary on the part of the Belgium govern
ment, iv consequence of a report, that the
Prussian government intendeef to drive
the Freuch troops commanded by General
Faidherbos, across the froutier boundary,
Into tho territory of Belgium.
Versailles, Jan. 10.—A largo body of
German troops h is been ordered to proceed
northward lor tho reinforcement ot the
Ge.man armies already operating iv the
operating in tho district neljacent to Lillo,
contain information of a aeries of military
tactics which has been lately executed by
his commaud with great success. A move
meut is now in progress with a view to
turning tho left wing of Gen. Faidherbes'
army, tho successful operation of which
would greatly facilitato further operations,
The Town of Cambral tlirtnten.il by
London, January 16.—A dispatch re
ceived in this city, states that a largo
Prussian force has appeared before the
town of Cambrai iv tho Department dv
Aord on tho river Scheldt, and an attack
em tha town is considered imminent.
The European Conference,
London, January 16.—1t has been offi
cially announced that tho conference will
be convoked on tho 9th of February.
London, Jauuary 16.—The French pro
rwiooal government at Paris have issued a
mal protest aiainst tho barbarism which
II practiced by the besieging army
lombardment, and which is stigma
it disgrace to humanity and clvi
, and a blot od the history of
government have also officially
that it is unlikely that M. Jules
(vill attend tho coming Conference
representative of France, unless
notice more recognitor? of the |
provisional government, as it now I
: Court. — The following cases
posed of by Police Justice White this
r Hill, colored, charg»d with unlaw
teriug the office of Blair Burwell A
tcco factory with the purpose of steal
required to give security, he being
lardgrove, coargi'd with being drunk
irderly in the public street; Alice
larged with unlawfully and f'elonii.us
ig, taking and carrying away $6.50
person of Edward JefTsrson, were
fi the grand jury.
Brauran, charged with abusing, cur:»
striking Willis Stanard, was dis
on rbillips, Martha Hudson, Emma
nd Margaret Oakley, for stealing from
v ol James Q. Hurt, a pair of boots I
: $1, a bat, and $1.50 in currency,
md Emma Brown were sent on, and
Stanard, for assaulting Mary Bran
Jerry, charged with stealing a trutk,
erty of Eliza Reed, and threatening to
Reed with a knife. Case continued
Bowman, charged with unlawfully
]g Edward Simons out of one dollar,
iently assaulting and abusing said I
Murphy, charged with being engaged
battle iv the public street and being
t, and having no place to stay. Sent
lobnson, colored, charged with tr s
»n the premises of John Keller, Rnd
iK to strike Michael Keley with a
i violently resisting tho police. Put I
ain-gang for want of security.
Gregory, charged with violently
vitbout permission, one buggy, the
of James Turner, and selling the
auction. Case dismissed, and the
iaed to appeal to civil law for posses
tfachman, abusing and threaenting to
n Anderson, colored, was discharged. I
ia Newton, Sally Davenport. HanDah
Margaret Flood, Noah Coleman.
Wilson, Hubert Miller. William H.
William H. Harris, Robert Sheppard
Taylor, keeping and maintaining an
eel and disorderly house. The women
1 two dollars and fifty cents and sent
r want of security, and tbe men let
I. Wilson, charged with trespassing
imises of E. D. Eaeho. Committed to
ault of fifty dollars security for good
H. Spriggs, colored, charged with
hreatening and abusing Martha Jane I
c latter was charged with trespassing
on Spriggs' premises and insulting him. Con
tinued until tbe morning.
It the Ruins. —The chain-gang, on
tut, and many private individuals on I
, have been engaged for over a week
burning from tbe debris of tbe Spots
tel any human remains that might
xist alter that disastrous conflagta.
ey have not found many. It is about
the work bad ceased; the old burned
1 debris has been very thoroughly
ted, and all, as we have said, to no
It is to be regretted that the labor
'.ot been able to discover some tangi- I
ice of what they hare sought so dili- I
hereby tbe anxiety of friends and
might have been measurably at
at they have not, and to work farther
simply labor lost. We trust, there- I
during the present week the members
aluablo institution, the chain-gang,
it to their accustomed occupation of
stone, for the use of the street pare
tbe south side of the basin.
Sentence —Judge Wellford on
passed the death sentence on the
avict, Woody Rulfin, who was tried
icted in the circuit court for killing
iwartz, on the Chesapeake and Ohio
ast summer. He will be bung in the
try yard on the 23rd of Jlay next.
Wellford also eentencea his accom
orge Willey, who was convicted of
bier, to five years additional coufine-
Commeice. —Passenger and freight
now dispatched regularly from this
pnehburg and intermediate landings,
progressing beyond Lynchburg, and
n to Buchanan will be open before
le damage by the great freshet was
iro extensive than it was at first
to be. Many of tbo bad breaks are
g to Richmond to Live —lt is
.t Mr. George 1". Downing, of Wash- |
bo received a grand ovation from his
iretbren in this city, a short time I
ends making Richmond bis home in
[ring become interested in the nianu
of a Citizen.—Mr. John Tietjen,
known tailor, we regret to have to
, died at his residence in this city on
, after a somewhat protracted illness.
„enerally known and highly respected,
and leaves a wife and four children. Hi
remains will be taken to Baltimore for inter
Real Estate Sales.— Lewis E. lligby,
Esq., general assignee in bankruptcy for this
district, will dispose of a large amount of real
eslate,oii Wednesday, at 12 o'clock, at auction,
in front of the custom house. See descriptions
of the property in llie Jouunjl.
The prevalent tnoi-ture of the clouds,
so noticeable the latter part of last week, on I
Saturday night resolved itself into a rain
which continued till this morning with but
Money in bUlioese circles iv the city of
Richmond, just now very much resembles a
number of the patties who fell into the hands
of the police during Saturday and Sunday
1 night—it i» tight—very tight. ' I
Advertisements will be Ineerted In the EVENK
JOURNAL at the fallowing rates :
One square, ens Insertion c
One square, two Insertion ".'"!!"".'!!."]!... 1
One sqaare, three Insertions .'.*.'.'.'."'"
One square, clx Insertions .7"".'.*.'.'.*! 8
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One square, one month """"""",*' io
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For quarterly and yearly Advertise
**"■ MTaageaaats will bo mode.
The Theatre.—The great McKeau Bucl
anan and his strolling company, played the
last card Saturday night before a slim and
ence, and then took their departure. The bi
man personated tho Jlbbenainosy, and w«
by no means a success. The after-piece wi
the great moral drama entitled "Ten Nights i
One Bar.room"-or "Ten Bar-rooms in On
Night —and we don't erectly know whict
Have played them both, however, much belts
than we witnessed on thjs occasion. We n
turn our thanks to tho pretty and sprightl
Miss Floyd, the best looking, as she was th'
best actress of the company, lor tho compli
ment paid the State Journal and its local
Her joke about the eoio was decidedly good
and with the fctne-liest feelings towards her, w
say : Bully for jou, Miss Floyd, and mir you
cafcee never grow less I
Manchester.— Our sister town across tb
rirer continues to improve in all the el
ments of substantial wealth. Her cotton fac
toriei, woolen mills, Ac., are now all at work
The people of the town and country both ar
anticipating with feelings of lively intere
the commencement of the free bridge, whic
many have come to regard as the main ele
ment of their future prosperity. Severa
Northern men have lately purchased land in
and about the town, and Lave set to work with
the characteristic industry of their race to
improve their possessions.
At the last election Mr. William E. Jackson,
colored, was chosen commissioner of roads for
the county. His domain includes the Man
chester road, the Petersburg road, the Court
bouse read, the Broadrock road, the Old Pits
road, the River road, and all public crots
roads. With the exception of Granville
Robinson, a colored man, he hag appointed
white overseers over all these roads.
Norfolk Journal Company. —The Secre
tary of the Commonwealth has received for
reco-d a certificate of incorporation granted
by Jud?e George Blow, Jr., of the Chancery
Courtofthe city of Norfolk, to "The Norfolk
Journal Company," composed of John B.
Whitehead, Henry Ghiselin, Samuel R. Bornm.
J. N. Atkinson and Marshall Parks, the object
being to carry on a job printing office and pub
lish a newspaper. Capital stock not less than
$10,000, or more than $100,000, in shares of
$50 each. John U. Whitehead, President;
Samuel It. Borum,Treasurer; Henry Ghiselin,
Secretary; and J. N. Atkinson, Marshall
Parks, Henry Ghifelin, Samuel R. Borum
Directors— the city ef Norfolk.
I Brief?,—Tho U. S. Circuit Court, Jndge
Bond, is now silting iv chambers hearing
chancery cases. Tho Judge will call the com
mon law docket of the court to-morrow.
It is stated quite confidently here that there
is great probability that the number of Inter
nal Revenue Districts in this State will not
be lessened as has been proposed.
The United States District Court, Judge
Underwood, was entraged today trying viola
tors of the Internal Revenue law.
Measurci are about to be taken to restore the
J portraih of Washington and Lord Chatham,
who were displaced by the fall of tho Caritol,
last April, to their old places.
K. P.'s in Manchester.—Grand Chan
cellor Wade has granted the prayer of a num
ber of petitioners, who ask for the formation
or a Lodge of Knights of Pythias in Manches
ter. The applicants for membership will be
initiated on Thursday night next, when the
Lodge will be instituted, and the following
officers installed : Rev. James K. Hammona,
Venerable Patriarch ; E. S. Cardoza, Worthy
Chancellor; F. C. Weisiger, Vice Chancellor";
Wyndham R. Gary, Recording Scribe; W. P.
Buell, Financial Scribe; A. B. Lilhgow,
Banker; A. A. Waugh, Guide; A. C. Har
ding, Inside Stoward; Ajix Gary, Outer
Steward. J "
Who is She/— A writer in the Enquirer
this morning has half a column of solid matter
about "O. Tytiri" aud "Lv RecubaDs." We
know Old Ty; but, nho the duce is Lv ? Was
she in McKean Buchanan's company, or does
she belong to Susan H.s squad of beauteous
Madison Ward Republicans—That* will
be a meeting of the Republicans of this ward
next Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock, at the
Union Hotel, Seventh street. Business of im
portance will bo brought before the meeting,
and it is necessary that there 6hould be a full
Marshall Ward Republicans.— The semi
annual meeting of the Republicans of this ward
will be held at Chimborozo, Tuesday evening
January 17th, at 7 o'clock. A full attendance
of tho Republicans of this ward is requested, as
the election of officers takes place.
Executive Appointment. —The Governor
to-day appointed Jacob Mauck inspector of
flour at Lynchburg, and Win. B. Weisiger in
spector ot tobacco at Anderson's and Myers'
Sttpi-eme Court of Appeals.— The time of
the court was occupied to day the entire ses
sion in the argument by the Attorney General
in the case of Johnson H. Sands ye. the Com-
STILL auotber arrival of those world reuowne
UNGER FAMILY BEWING MACHINES at
SCHAFFER & STRONG'S,
»-DR. HASKELL.—Tbis celebrated physician
has taken rooms at the M.IisIUMKNTAL HOTEL,
whore those desiring his services v. 11l flud him. Ho
s tho proprietor and vender of many CELEBRATED
MEDICINES, who owe their discovery to his inven
live genius. Su ifoncs.
THOMPSON'S POMADE OPTIME, as a dressing
fur the Jinir is all that is required ; purely vegetable
and highly perfumed, it softens, improves and beau
tifies the Hair, strengthens the roots, and gives it a
rich, glossy appeiranoo. or sale byjall druggists
Price, 35 and 75 cents per bottle.
JOUVEN'B IVODOS.UUS KID GLOVE CLEAN
ER-—By Us aid gloves can be quickly and repeated
ly cleaned uud made equal to now; even when f ....!>
soiled they can he readily restored It is easy of ap
plication and is perfectly free Ironi any odor. For
sale by druggists aud fancy goods dealers. Price, 25
cents a bottle.
THURSTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER
is strongly recommended as the best dentifrice
kuown. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, hardens
tho gems, sweetuos the breath ; and, containing no
acid or gritty siil.st ince, Is perfectly harmless, and
can lie used dally with great advant»g». Sold by all
druggists. Price, 26 and 50 cents per bottle.
ASK THE LADIES' MAIDS and they will tell you
that PIIALON'S VITALIA OR SALVATION FOR
THE HAIR Is the favorita article for reviving the
natural tinge of bUuched or fading ringlets. Clear
as fluid glass, wholeaoru* to the skiu as water, vi -
discol ,rabio by the light, without any mineral .nor
and yielding uostdiruent, it defies competition and
DR. L. CONODON, the Indian physician, claims to
have successfully treated quite a numbur of patients
in this city, and we hear of those who testify to tha
fact. It is forlitoiite that there are many physicians
wtth different systems of practice for the cure of
almost endless diseases. The Doctor is confident of
the int-iit* oi his mode of tieal.ug the sick, and
iuvitu loose afJLcted to consult hfoo and judge for
themwlves of b*s ability to cure. He cau be found
at hi* office in Manchester, next to the post-oßce,
and may be "interviewed during the day or eveu
"LOVE HIDES A MULTITUDE OF FAULTa."—
But it fails to paint tlu pale cheek, to thtddet the
heart or conceal the dfsetse tint is lurking and
miking moid inroads ujon .vo:i.l<-t rapidly declining
female beauty ! Her wan features arc bedewed with
ttars, her pi-.1-e is feeble an-1 her Aay-dfeaJet axe
grcwinic dim, as uiglit with its heavy pail of gloom
settles upon her brow I I Can she uoi be restored 1
Yes. Health, with all its ei.ticisg ehejnM *ud bet-u.
ties, will send a thtill of Joy though ],„ r feeble
frame, by the u«e of English Penal* Hitters, which