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B. W. OII.LIS,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR,
At !>l'*H Mill* «Hr««ft, Mlchmomt, Va
Th* JOURNAL Is served by tha carriers to-, i *(r
•sorlbers In the City at FtrtT Oimts m Month
Singt* copies in wrappers Tubei (litres.
Paic* roa MsiLina. — Three months $1 71!; six
uonths $3 00; one year $6 00
The WKKKLY JOURNAL will be mailed to lab
sciibers throe months for seventy-five ir.tr; *fs
months, $1 00; one rear, t.i 00.
LAUGIITON—PORTi.CCK.—On th* 12th Inst, In
Norfolk, liy tho Rev. Wallace Duncan, WII.I, C
LAUGHTON, of Richmond, anil MissGEORGIE C.
PORTLOCK, daughter of K. E. Portlock, Esq., of
LAKGFORD.—At the residence of her lirother-ln
law, Mr.lSam'l Tjark, In this city, on the 17th Inst.,
Miss ANN A. LANGFORD, In the 70th year of her
Her funeral will take place from Centenary chnrch,
on Grace street, TO-MORROW AFTERNOON, at i%
o'clock, The friends of the family and those of her
brother-in-law are respectfully invited to attend.
BOVD.—At the residence of her husband, on Jack
son street, neir Admin, at 1 o'clock this morning
aftor a short illneiw, ELLEN BOYD, wife of Landon
Boyd, aged 24 years.
Her funeral will take place TOMORROW AFTER
NOON, at 2 o'clock, Irom the Ebcnezer church, on
Leigh street. The relatives and friends of the family
are respectfully Invited to attend.
OIMMI.—In this city, on the 16th Inst., at 8U
o'clock A.M., Mrs. ANNA GIMMI, wife of Louis
Oimnii, Esq., iv tho 01th year of hor age, a native of
SWIFT.—At "Woodstock," In Henrico cotrsay, of
paralysis, on Monday, 10th January, Dr. GKORdE
B. SWIFT (late captain 15th Virginia regiment),
aged 38 years.
T»EBT RED ASH
X» STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. Best seasoned
OAK and PINE WOuD at lowest price, Sawed and
J R. F. BURROUGHS,
Ja 12—1 m corner Main and Seventh stre*t*.
/"IHEAP WOOD AND COAL.
OAK, per cord s'oj
BEST ANTHRACITE AND CLOVER HILL COAL,
at lowest market price.
de 22-lm corner Main and Seventh street*.
TO TAX PAVERS,
J.l failed to pay their (Class or Business) Tax for
the year IS7O, would do well lo attend to the same,
a< I am instructed by the CHy Council to levy for
the same. 1 may be fou .d at the City Collector's
office, City Hall, from 0 to IS A. M. and 3 to 4 P.M.
THO3 E. WORD,
jr 14—lw Collector Delinquent Tax**
_ P/mSt'lj*s!sJ'l? Pi 0 !? 15 *•
T WAGNER A CO.,
I WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS,
ispcctfully announce that tbey have removed to
leir now and spacious store, (diagonally opposite
ie old stand.) south west corner Sixth and Broad
reefs, and offer for sale at lowest market rater *
II and compleie stock of DRUOS, MEDICINES,
[IKMICALS, DRCGUIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS,
LASS, Ac. Buying only of first-class importing
id manufacturing houses, we car. guarantee sails
ction in price, purity and quality of goods.
Orders shipped promptly.
X One on Leigh, near to Adams r-frcet, con- fljjlL
talnitig ten rooms; one on Adams, near Leigh str. et,
containing eleven rooms—l.tiiit on the Philadelphia
plan, and never occupied sirice being built; in nice
order, with gas end wat; r. Accommodations for
oarriage, horse, and cow. Apply to
no 21—ts GItU BBS A WILLIAMS.
/•asr%oemttm»otfkMt »*»»»*»*»» .^ ■— M ,—_
rpHE BRIDAL CHAMBER.
■ Hasay-a for Young Men, on great SOCIAL
BVlLSaiid ABUSES, wni"h interfere withM4R.
B.lAGE—with sure means of relief for the erring
and unfortunate, diseased and debilitated. Sent free
of charge, in sealed envelopes. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, No. 2, S Ninth street, Philadelphia,
Pa. ja 16—3 m
TJUTLEK'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE ia not a thing
J* of yesterday, got up to gull the unwary and pur
money In the pockets of the proprietor, it has stood the
test of time. Having been i* the market over thirty
years, its very name will recall to many who are now
to. respected heads of families, the h'alycon days of
their youth, with all its joys and sorrows; it is still
the same; infa'lahle in its operation; a specific reme
dy for youthful indiscretion and folly; a true friend.
It is for sale by all druggists. Price, $1 por bottle.
*~VFFIGE 1441 FRANKLIN STREET.
If yonr Horse is Bick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If your Cow is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If your Dog is sick—send for HR. FREEMAN, the
only Veterinary Surgeon in the city.
Kf Beware of uneducated Quacks and Imposters
whose assumption is ignorance and practice fraud.
J. tt. FREEMAN, V. 8.,
an 1 Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Bur
lE*L.A slato left on the office deor and at Mr.
Clarke's stable for orders—which will be promptly
attended to. )a 3 i m
T7> XCELSIOR TOBACCO WORKS.
BVBU SIBEET, BETWIIS SIXTH 4N» SIViXIH,
CHOICE SMOKING and FIG and TWIST CHBW
INO TOBACCO supplied to the trade on the most
reasonable rates to bt, fuund in this market.
JalU—lm JAB. SWEENEY.
No. 918 Mjijc Sirxit,
No longer of the Brni of Marsh 4 Pollock, is now
prepared to serve his friends and the public gene
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my new establish
ment. JOHN' MARSH,
no 12-ly 918 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
T ~ ~"~"~
HACK AND KZOHANOB STABLKS.
No. 716 Main !?tre*t, between Seventh and Etga th
d» 21— ts WM. M. LBDLB Y.
TO RENT, for four months from Feb- \
V V ruary Ist, proximo, the whole or half of a !
FURNISHED HOUSE lv tho city.
LEWIS B. HIOBY,
Office, corner Tenth ami Bank streets, up stairs. P.
O. box 172. ja 17—tf
rpHB SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE,
J. for the Benefit of the Widows and Orphans of
the Southern States.
DISTRIBUTION No. 10 Evmi.va Jah. Is.
43, 48, 24, 69, 17, f-', 14, 11, 13, 87, SB, 71,
DISTRIBUTION No 1.:. Moßtiiso Ja*. 17.
77, 64, 69, 41, t, 24, 72, 13, 62, 39, 66, 6T, 16,
Wllneu my baud, st Kiclimoml, Vs., this Ilea day
SIMMuNS ACO , C.Q.TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES Of UAFFLE can be purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABNKY, at the Branch offic*, No.
I, Eleventh street, one door from Main.
— -m ■ ■ ■ n _-^—
Will b* said, to the highest bidi'er, at Ihe residence
of N. S. Edmunds, in the couuty of Bruuswick, on
THE 9m OF FEBRUARY, 1871, ,
the following pr perty belonging to the estate of
said Edmunds, v baukrupt, viz:
About 900 ACRES OF LAND, and all lib PEKBON
TERMS—Land, cue third cash ; balance ou a credit I
of six and twelve months, interest from date, aud ti- I
tie retained. IVrßoual property cash
j* 17-UawSw LEWIS E. HIGBY, Assigns*.
(~* RATTAN'S, VOLUME 19.
RANDOLPH .tr ENGLISH Lav* for rale V 01.19
•RATTON. 1 ash prke ft, or by mall t6 ISO
Vol. 6. ROIll ..i -N.- PRACTICE,wiII bepubli»h»d
•oon. Orders n 1 rlt d.
All the Virgin 11 Bloke, and a large stock of other
I Oh amy or Chaniv,
egraph makes sad havoc with th
nd German proper names. \V
1 reading for more than a mont
c marches and counter'tnarches
aud defeats of General Chauzy
ommander-iti-chief of therecentl
xl army of tho Loire, —only t
we have, in all probability, mis
ie telegraph, been spelling ant
ing his name moat barbarously
Courrier dea Etats-Unis —the
rgan in this country—we find i
wherever mentioned, Chanzy
inly the French ought to know.
— '. « .«,
lowing paragraph, which we clip
Norfolk 7**jj* Book, contains a
lume of good, sound sense, ani
reat credit upon the enlightened
:e of that paper:
ts of tbe Democratic press, the Nor
uf among the number, to perpetrate
abuse, and villify the private char
acter of the President, are painful to witness
painful, because of the poor success they mcc
with in their undertaking. It seems too bat
that ao much time, labor, and printer's ink
should be waited in such fooliabness. Thia
line of conduct but reflects on the authors of
it; sensible people bacome disgusted witb the
oft repeated nonsense, and pity the brain that
haa nothing better to offer.
Our neighbor of the Journal has lately de
voted much of his space to acurrilous attacks
upon the private character of the President,
■pace that could have been more profitably
employed—and the Democratic preas through
out the country have adopted the same line of
conduct; meantime General Grant quietly
attends to his Executive duties regarding only
the good of the country; triumph) over his
enemies in every battle; smokes bis cigar un
mindful that there ia a Democratic jourral in
the country; and sensible people frown down
these miserable attempts at wit, and scuniloua
attacks, and the journal/, that indulge in thine.
A manly criticism upon the official acts of
public men all must honor; but these low
flings at the private character of public men
are betreath the dignity of respectable journa
lism and should be, and are, justly condemned
by all right minded, fair, justice-loving people.
The French have sustained still another
terriblo defeat, but, though beaten, they
do not yet seem eutirely disheartened.
The scene of the late encounter was near
Le Mans, in the department of Sarthe,
and about one hundred and twelve miles
southwest of Paris. Tha defeated forces
were the Army of the Loire, under the
commaud of General Chanzy. The tele
graphic description of tho engagement
brings to mind the battle of Gettysburg,
which it resembled in many material
respects. Both armies occupied crests,
both lines were semi-circular in form, a
valley lay between them, and the final
struggle was pi seeded by a terrible
artillery fire. In these particulars the
two battles named closely resembled each
other, but there was »o snow at Gettys
burg, as on this field. The loss of tho
French is set down at fiiteen or sixteen
thousand. Tha Germans confess to a
heavy loss, but give no figures.
tTHE San Domingo Commission.—The
Inited States steamer Tennessee, fitted out
t New York to take the commissioners
to San Domingo, is now ready for sea.
Sho is fitted up in first-class style, aud has
spacious accommodations for the commis
sioners, nine commodious state-rooms hav
ing been set apart for them and their
secretary. The journalists who accompany"
the commission may not be so comfortably
fixed, and will probably have to swing at
night in hammocks, as the vessel has a full
complement of officers on board, who, of
course, occupy their rooms. It was under
stood that the expedition would start to
To-day is the anuiversary of the batt'e
of the Cowpens, in Spartanburg district,
South Carolina, in 1781. In this battle,
as our readers will remember, tho Ameri
cans were commanded by General Daniel
Morgan, and the British by Col. Tarleton.
The British loss in killed, wounded, and
prisoners was about 800, while Ihe Ameri
cans lost only seventy men. A gold medal
was given to General Morgan by Congress.
McKean Buchanan appeared in Rich
mond a few days since. The efforts of the
Rroat tragedian (he who went to San
Jrancisco with papers setting forth that
ie could play Hamlet, Richard 111. and
joker) were not appreciated. Tho news
>apers are rather sarcastic in speaking of
dm. They talk about the successful mur
der of Richelieu, &c.— Bait. Sun.
The Norfolk Journal of to-day says;
McKeau Buchanan opened last night in
licbelieu to a large and very intelligent
audience. We fear that the aspirations of
dr. Buchanan, in permitting his genius
o attempt the rendition of the "Soldier
'riest," rather led him astray, from what
we witnessed last night. A little of such
acting goes a long way with us. To be
jrief, we have seen Richelieu essayed
A Western paper says: '
McKean Buchanan was announced to
appear in Richmoud, Virginia, o,i the 9th
of the present month. This is the third
calamity that has befallen the people of
hat unhappy city within ten months' time.
The New York Tribune, speaking of
'orter'sconfirmation, says: "Let General
Grant be on his guard against the unsaled
malice of tho man he has humiliated by a
public pardon, and to whom tho Senate
has given the opportunity to exercise his
meau malignity upon those officers of the
navy who sti'i preserve a little self-respect."
The Pittsburg (Pa.) Post writes upon
the Italian Unity meeting in New York,
and saye: "Tho underlying purposo of the
preachers who got up this meeting is to
got a rap at the Pope and Catholics gen
e-rally, the unification of Italy and the
welfare of the people being a mere secon
Mr. Jefferson Davis has accepted an in
vitation to deliver a lecture iv Cincinnati
this winter, I
Purl* aa It I* Now.
The following is nn extract from a letter
rom a lady in Paris, dated December 20,
and forwarded by balloon post. The
" r'rom what I btut from people well
nformetl, thin is to last three weeks urnre
low aud with what people ara to live
tluring these three weeks is dreadful to
hink of; for the misery in tho streets and
he privations of everybody are very hard
I) with already. Eggs are 1 franc
les apiece; butter was 30 francs,
is no more; aud milk is at a
il price. I have taken neither
sgs, nor milk for two months and
lojdom get meat, now, and then
i ounces once a week. The brea 1
•own, Dearly blank ; vegetables it
francs. At first I could not'bear
if eating horse-meat, and now I
;oo glad when I can get some to
p with, which is the best way to
Fortunately f have a very good
eh attached to me, who knows
•ess it. I have provisions of rii c,
and jam ; but really, I think 1
ir be able to look at jam or pre
any sort after this siege, for it
my principal food.
would never know Parts It
c a different place ; so sad, while
ople seem so very miserable and
I pass many frays without
tn any one but my maid. I read
al ; but no one can imagine the
lirni I am in sometimes, as I have
disagreeable thinas to put up
~ fortunately, Colonel Hoffman
very kind to mo in affording me
tioti of the legation. At first I
would have been obliged to take
soldiers, and I had very great
j'jut it, until the legation iuter
ier that I was summoned before
j legation interfered, and I am
respite like tho French people.
I was suspected of being a spy
issians on accouut of my name,
more serious, for some of m
re opened. Again the
ly assistance, and it is throne:
ye been able to obtain some le
c is allowed to leave Paris.
he has given me health in th
me of misory and sickness. Th
is dreadful lately, and man
asea also. It all seems like
ie can scarcely believe it to b
lavo now got accustomed to th
he cannon though sometimes a
eps me awake. I have had n
during those emeutes at th
We on the 29th, 30th, and 31
. Now people seem quiet; but
is a fear of the poor class of
ig to tho houses for pillage. If
f that kind takes place I shall
legation. T give you this ac
tbe state of affairs, because 1
nterest yon must ail fuel in poor
dadle Instance of Honesty.—
tbis city received the following
iw days ago, which explains
Obkhux, Ohio, Dec. 19th, 1870.
. It has been 17 years last .April,
Raleigh; aud 1 suppose you have
! long before this. Raleigh is tho
y nativity. I lived near your
nd did much work for you in my
r .astering and bricklaying. In our
last settlement, somethings I think were for
gotten ; and it has sine* come to my mind that
I was overpaid. I long since have inteuded to
refund it, and aa my old friend, Mr. , is
going to Raleigh, I thought it a good oppor
tunity to send the amount due you.
You will please find ten dollars. It ia not
all that I owe you, as money ia worth interest
I hope to bo able to send you more anon. This
leaves m« and my family in tolerable health
and hope it may find vu and youra in the ful
enjoyment of all the blessings of tbe present
life; and in full assurance of tbe blessings pro
raised to the finally faithful in the Paradise o
God, where I hope we may all meet at laat.
I am, Madam, your friend and humble ser
vant, Henbt J. Pattkiisow.
We publish this with pleasure. Thou
sands who have had better opportunities
thin this colored man, fail to recollect thi.
requirements of tbe golden rule. Let this
example of true honesty be followed, by
ono to another, and we shall have less war
and rumors of war, and an era of "peace
on earth, good will to all men."— Raleigh
Message of the Governor of Flo
rida. —The Jacksonville (Florida) Union
has an abstract of the message of the Gov
ernor of that State to the Legislature. We
copy the following:
The taxable property of tho State is
I mated at $50,000,000. Tho indebted -
i of the State is given by the comptroU
at $1,289,970 60; deducting $4,600
*n error in his computation, we have
285,375 60, tho greater part of which
eld by the trußt funds of tbe State am:
Indian trust fund, at Washington.
ho Governor recommends the following
.sures for the purpose of redeomiug tho
1. The repeal of all laws authorizing
the State credit in aid of works of interna
2. The levying of an annual tax uni
formly upon all the property of the State
sufficient to meet the current expenses o
the government, and pay the interest upon
tha State debt.
3. A tax upon railroad, telegraph am
4. A law taxing all the lands conveyed
to railroad, navign ion, internal iuiprovc-
I ment or Immigration companies.
5. A law requiring foreign corporations
doing business in this State to deposit with
the State treasurer bonds of this Slate to
tho amount of $30,000 each, &s a guaran
tee of good faith and protection against
An American (.'olorkd Lawyer re
England.—Mr. Chester, a black man, for
merly of Pennsylvania, is making some
thing of a sensation in London us a law
yer. He recently defended a shoemaker
I charged with murder, and procured a ver
dict of manslaughter when ooavtction wus
seemingly so certain that the judge line
taken the black cap, always worn, when
pronouncing the isotopes of death, with
him. Chester was assisted by a young
white lawytr. The mother of this colored
barrister keeps a restaurant in Harrisbnrg,
Bher son fur a good many years dealt
oysters and soup to her patrons,
ter was a war correspondent of a Phil- j
swain of Commander Sicard, ol the steamer
Saginaw, had arrived at Sau Francisco in
the mail steamer from Honolulu, lie was
the only one saved from the boat's crew of
Lieut. Talbot, lost in the surf at Kani
Island. Hatford states that when he left
the office™ and crew of tho Saginaw they
were comfortably quartered on the Sand
Island, living in tents, with plenty of
turtle, fish, birds, bird's eggs, and water in
abundance. They had a small amount of
ship's provisions, but with the turtle, &c,
had no apprehension about focil. The
Hawaiian steamer left Honolulu on Decem
ber 26th. in command of Capt. Loup, a
very able and experienced seaman, and
there was uo doubt that all the survivors
of the Saginaw hud reached Honolulu in
safety. Lieut. Talbot was a gallant officer.
He lost bis life when he had almost reach
ed the shore—a hard fate after ho had
successfully navigated a small boat on the
open ocean for over a month, and experien
ced all kinds of hardships and bad
An Old Murder Mystery—Reported
Confession of the Murderer.—The
murderer of Rogers, in New York, on the
morning of December 31, 18G8, has just
been discovered in the person of a convict
in the Auburn State prison, named Francis
E Pinton. The detection of the murderer
was brought about by the keeper, W. V.
B. Hoffman, whose attention was first at
tracted to the murderer by his peculiarly
nervous appearance in the State shop,
where ho has been employed. The man
is a transferred prisoner from Sing-Sing,
I to which prison he was sentenced from
New York on tho 3d of February, 1869,
! for five years' imprisonment, for grand)
j larceny. After noticing his peculiarities,
! Hoffman was struck by some remarks I
| which he made to a follow-convict in rela
tion to the Rogers affair. Pinton was af- I
forwards drawn out by a comrade at Hoff
man's iustance, and made a clean breast of
the circumstances connected with the rob
bery and murder. Pinton's confession is
uct given in detail. He is now in solitary
confinement iv the dungeon for miscon
duct. The officials of the prison say that
his disclosures are iv every way conclusive
as to his guilt. Ho is refusing food atpre
| sent, declaring he will yet clear the gal- I
Death from a Slight Accident.—On
Thursday afternoon of last week Matthew I
Caotwell, a young man about twenty-two
years of age, and son of Joseph P. Cant
on tho pavement of the Howard house.
He did not fall to the ground,but succeeded
in catching on his hand, aud walked on
without serious discomfort. The remainder
of the afternoon he remained on the street
and spent the evening in social pleasure.
About two o'clock tho next morning he
aroused bis sister and asked her to send for
the doctor, as he believed ho was dying.
The doctor was sent for but did not-arrive
for several hours. When he reached the
bedside he found the patient suffering, but
without apparent cause. - During (he day
he continued, to grow worse, and it was
concluded that he was bleeding internally.
All efforts to relieve him failed, and on
Sunday morning he died, the victim of
perhaps as slight au accident as ever was
to notice the death of another old citizen,
Mr. Wm. R Tisdale, who died at his resi
dence near Christiansville, In this county,
On Monday evening last, after finishing
his supper, he said "grace, " got up from
the tea table, and took a seat by the fire.
After a few minutes Mrs Tisdale sat down I
near him, but noticing that he looked bad- I
ly spoke to him to ask him what was the
matter. He made no answer. They then
took aud laid him down when he died in a
few minutes. He did not speak after re
turning thanks to God for his goodness in
providing for tho wan's of his household.
Mr. Tisdale was greatly respected in tho
community. Ho leaves a widow and seven
children. He would have been seventy
I years old on the Bth of February next.—
I Clarltsville Roanoke Valley.
What is Insanity ?— At a murder
trial in Memphis, wherein an attempt to
establish itisanity is made ou the part of
defence, Dr. J. R. Allen was called as ao
expert and testified as follows: I have
been a practising physician for nearly
thirty j'ears; I have had some experience
in cases of iusaoity, having been for ten
years medical superintendent of the Ken
tucky Lunatic Asylum, and during that
time had over 2,000 crazy people under
my charge; I have heard tho hypothetical
case read by Mr. Piielan ; I amhere as an
expert, and, before answering this question,
would like to say that the more I studied
the question of insauity the b;ss I under
stood it, and if you ask me where it begins
and where it ends neither I nor any phy
sician in tho world could tell you ; in fact,
on occasions like this, lawyers make fools
of thomaolveti in tryiug to make asses of
Prizhs for Fast Composition.—Tho
Philadelphia, with the view of determin
ing who is the fastest type sotter in the
country, oilers three prizes: — Ist, a solid
silver composing stick ; 2d, a silver medal;
3d, a bronze mtd.il. The trial must take
place on Wednesday, May 10, 1871, and
on no other day, aud is open to all com
petitors in the towns and cities of the
United States or Canada in which printers'
The Lynchburg News says that the n
vival at the Baptist church iv that city is
still in progress, aud the religious interest
among the large congregation with which
the church is constantly filled, appears to
increase rather than to diminish. During
this great revival eighty persons have pro
fessed conversion, thirty of whom hare
connected themselves with the church.
On Friday night there were seventy-five
I penitent*, all anxiously and fervidly seek
Thk Boston Advertiser speakg of tbe
new stamp act, which went into effect in
England on January 1. The act contains
128 sections, taxing about as many diffor
eut articles, A tax of one peony U laid
beginning- of the late war, the French govern,
njent. through its agents in Kiehiuond, pur
chased some 800 hogsheads of leaf tobacco,
which was not ratnoved either beforo or during
" otusl hostilities, though during the strife tbe
Federal government gave a partial consent for
its removal, and French vessels came as far aa
City Point for it, but for some reason were not
then permitted to carry it away. The tobacco,
at the evacuation, was either totally destroyed
or so badly damaged aa to be worthless.
Thereupon, the Rothschilds, who acted for tbe
French government, sued the State for iti val
ue, in tbe Circuit Court of the city of Rich
mond. The following is tho entry in the cas
during tho present term :*
James De Rothschild, Alphonse De Rothschild
and Gustavo Do Rothschild, partners unde
the firm of De Rothschild Bros., plaintiffs
against William F. Taylor, Auditor of Pub
lie Account*) of tin Htate-nfYlrpiuis.de
This day came again the parties by thei
attorneys, and the parties hereto having waiver,
their right to have a jury empnnnellcd herein
and the court having maturely considered thi
case upon the petition of the plaintiffs, the
answer of the defendant William F. Taylor,
and upon the facts agreed, Bled herein on the
14th day of March, 18G3, is of opinion that tho
law is for the defendant.
It is, therefore, considered by the court tha
the plaintiffs take nothing by their bill, and
that the defendant go hence, without delay
and recover against the plaintiffs his costs in
this behalf expended.
This suit, which involved sevoral hundred
thousand dollars, was thereupon taken to the
Supreme Court of Appeals, where it now is.
The Council held a regular meeting
yesterday evening, and transacted the follow"
X communication from Mayor Keiley was
in which he recom-.-iends that the com
oners of the revenue re-assess the property
d by Ihe city and report the same to the
or, in order that he may give in his
il report the assets of the city. He states
it the special election for member of the
House of Delegates, held in December, thirty
extra policemen wero employed. He also fur
nished the Council with drawings of new fire
escapes, and recommends the conversion of one
lie fire companies into an organization for
ise of these escapes, or the formation of a
company with the like intent,
proposition from the Amoskeag manufac
ig company, Manchester, X. H., to furnish
city with a steam fire engine for $4,600,
delivered, was presented and referred to proper
The sum of $2,500 was appropriated to repair
the First Market.
Mr. William Ledley was refunded $30,
which he advanced on a horse subsequently
sold by the city for want of a claimant.
A petition from Messrs. William Ledley, A.
Brooks, H. Watkins, and others, complaining
that while they are under the orditiance com
pelled to refrain from soliciting passengers a:
the cars, Ac, Messrs. Garber & Co. not only
engage passengers on the trains, with whom
they till their own hacks and omnibuses, but
designate which other hicks shall have those
they are unable to accommodate. They *sk
to be put on a footing with this firm." The
matter was referred, but thsre was an evident
disposition to give them the relief asked for.
The disbursements mads-by the city treasu
ler during 1870 were reported, and ordered to
bo printed. He had on Ihe 2d of January, 1871,
in his hands, belonging to the city, $83,516.03.
A resolution requesting the Mayor, together
with the presidents of the Chesapeake and
Ohio railroad and the Richmond and Daovi.le
railroad companies, to execute a contract be
tween the city and the snid companies relative
to the connecting tracks between the roads til
the said companies and the York River tail
road, was laid on the table.
A petition from the Tredegar company was
presented, asking for an extension of the time
heretofore allowed tbetn, and which expired
on the Ist of January, 1871, for hauling cars
along certain streets of the city to the depots
for snipment, was rejected.
Two thousand dollars was appropriated fi-r
the improvement of Monroe paik.
R. W. Apperson was elected grain measurer
ovor t. Woodson, W. A. Shields, and J. 1!.
Police Court. — Tho fallowing c.iseu
wero disposed of by Police Justice White this
John Crump, colored, charged with commit
ting burglary on the hen-house of William
Roy in the night-lime. In the operation ho
captured six chickens. There being no evi
dence of felony, the party was discharged.
Jack BolomoOj colored, less wiso than his
renowned ancestor, was charged with continu
ing his residence in this city after beirg
ordered by competent authority to and
determine the same. He was let off.
Wm. W. Goodman, white, was charged
with purloining one double-barrel gun, wurth
$50, from John Hagan. It was an unfortunate
lance that developed Goodman's pro. j
ir and attachment to articles of tbe
ac Police Justice was ready to declare,
it, he was no good man at all. Wil
ved he didn't,
cad Johnson, colored, who deals in
and other such heavy stuff, was
with stealing a lot of that substance
Old Dominion nail works. He could
ove the allegation, and the agent of
ks insisting that his identification of
ial lot found with Johnson was not |
he was sent before tho grand jury,
as Berry, colored, was charged with
g the art of a JerernadMdler and con
:nn on Eliza Reade, under false pre
d to the tune of $190 in gold and sil
za was of opinion that everything
. was after the style of Ah Sin, the
nhinee, "with intent to deceive," or at
en the ent rpiising party was near
radically had that effect; her gold
ir going quicker nor you could say
The case was continued till 24th inst.
•rdan, Frank Nelson and John McCar
two first named of whom are colored,
up for being vagrants. These candi
• cast iron, jewelry and the bonar of
,'fiod diamonds in James river granite, j
look like they bad had a good square
a week. The Police Justice took
lein and told them to go.
lillard, colored, was charged with
an insiduous, secret and felonious
> the feathered property of Mr. War
i intent the same to steal, grab up,
lay and convert into hen-pie. The
not sustain the charge, and Bill was
enderson, John Parker, Henry Tiller,
c Tiller, colored, were charged with
ig with and obstructing persons bav
ness at the railroad depot, corner
id Byrd streets. They were also al
)e.persons without ostensible oocupa
-3 put it moro plainly, vagrants. They
lly let off wilb mi admonition,
us Warren, colored, for resisting the
ile corned, was fined two dollars.
a Schwartz, who deals in old iron,
r having lo his possersion iron belong
o Tredegar ciuipany. He brought
to prove that the iron in question
;lit in bis absence by his wife from
stant junk dealers, "who were, ac
, put upon trial. All were let off.
of a Physician.— Dr. George B.
1 at bis residence, below Richmond,
so, yesterday of paralysis. He was a
n the 16th Virginia Infantry uutil
of the war. At the time of his death
it only practising his profession, but
ingaged in agriculture! pursuils. He
soum-law of Mr. Elijah Bakor, a
.'t> citizen of Union Hill, and leaves a
le of relatives to mourn his loss. The
ervices were held this afternoon, at
k, at Union Station church,
nigon, adjourned for the form to-day
tary Bib, when, the grand jury wiil
the next docket, in tbe matter ef
rt, will be a large one.
uveruor to-day appoiuttn.l William
M notary public for Halifax county. I
7ih t,f November, Wlt h an interniis.ion of. few
aaysduring Christmas. In consequence of all
the business not bt ing finished, the Judge has
liund it requisite tn call a special t.-rm to
commence on the 23d inst. *
lluring the term just ended, a large amount
of business, civil and otherwise, was attended
Ot Commonwealth's cases, that i«, suits
against defaulting sheriffs for not accounting
or the public revenue, there were twenty*
three, in which judgments were rendered for
Judgments were also rendered in one hun
dred and twenty three civil actions, involving
Urge sums. - ™
The following penitentiary convicti were
brought up and sentenced to an additional rive
ycai< . -t imprisonment for second ofancea viz ■
Win. Winston W. U. Mitchell, Tboi , j,,,
aY;„ u"fr Job . n ,?f ri " c ' «t!»ran Schofield
i, ™ w e ' ls , lln > d „1 nO9 - Bro >n alias George
luck. Woody Kunin ard George Willy con
vict", were arraigned for murdering a "e'uard
htasaV " T t r tbem W ' h<:n Mred t0 wo k on *°c
I, b"h n WS3 C!apit ! lll ' , c ""icted and sentenced
wasi',,.,,,] guilty as „„ accessory anaTentenced
to the additional term of five years
in addition to the above a vast amount of I
clianc-ry and other business has been transact
ed during tbe term, and both the judge, Well- I
Taj lor and F. Woltz, deserve praise for assWu
oui attention to business.
Mr. Oarbcr and, the Complaint of the]
nachnen.—W*. take great pleasure in giving
publicity to the subjoined communication from
sir. liarber, in explanation of the complaint
made to the city council, about which wo said
something yesterday. We have no interest in
the matter, further than that we desire to see
all men receive equal protection from tbe laws
and equal and impartial justice from tho ollicers
charged with their enforcement:
Richmond, Va., January 17tb, 1871.
In y.mr iaane of the Itith instant, you do ns an In- I
Jii'tice, which we are ■ v o you do not intend ■ thai is
lb it ortr agonta "solicit" for travel ivthecitt and
mainTii ,T r j ,8 '' m in ''"algnatinc: hacka fir those re
tottciT iyrnti env, as toe*-arrive viltir the trail!?
and have sufficient ipportnnlty of doinsc so hefor*
they reii:h the oan-porate limits; and he would bo
•l'volilinileeil or Judgment and discretion, who with
such opportunity, would wait to perform hia duties
»m:d the confusion of en arrival, wftli numberless
In reply to showing ' favoritism," should we have
any engagements we cannr.t a-.commmlate wi'h our
own hacks, we give to the Imckmon nearest and moat
convenient; and should any fail to obtain fheir
I■. W ," * re ?, ot sic » r9 of having a'a.'iiforjLi' , | n the
I nusineas. If so, it must lm due to our regular rale.,
I pmrnrtn'\-R in the dtacharffe of our contracts, with'
We have at all times, and will ever continue 11
pay due regard ti all the ovdinancea and rogula'ioi.a
I of the city, and to obey the officers and lutva aa goo 1
« tizona. Very respectfully,
A. W. Cl»pbe* A 00.
Supreme Court of Appeals.— Since our
last report the following business has been
transacted, (Judges Moncure, Christian, An
derson and Staples being on the bench):
Upon a petition of James Bosweil, a writ of
error is awarded to a judgment, rendered by
the corporation court of the city of Alexan
dria, on the 19th day of December, 18"0, con
demning said Biiawell to the penitentiary for
II years for murdering a colored girl in said
An appoal was allowed Win. H. Tborndike
and others, from a dcer.o of the Circuit court
lUn 0 " y ° f KicnmoDd > pronounced July 16,
Gen. Eppa Hunton qualified today to prae«
tice law at the bar of this court.
The case of Sands was heard to-day, Colonel
John B. Young making hia argument for
toga may now find its healing waters nearer
J™'; Jl) hn W. corner Main and I
Third streets, has at his counter a fountain of
water from the celebrated Excelsior Spring,
which is kept constantly replenished by fresh
supplies direct from Saratoga, from whence it
is brought in gas tight reservoirs lined with
pure block tin, and is forced out at his oounter
precisely as it flows from the spring. Dys
peptics will find this water precisely adapted
Board of this city had a meeting yesterday,
when the committee on tho building of school
houses reported progress. Two thoutaud dol
lars additional was received from the Pcabody
lund, which vtill be invested in good city
Iligby, tbe general assignee in bankruptcy for
this district, will sell some very valuable pieces I
of real estate at auction tomorrow, (Wednes- I
day), in front of the Custom House. The list
of properties offered embraces some very fine
farms. The sale commences at 12 o'clock.
Madison Ward Republicans—Thtta will
be a meeting of tho Republicans of this ward
next Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock, at the
Lnion Hotel. Seventh street. Business of im
portance will be brought before tbe meeting,
and it is necessary that there should be a full
Maya's Bridge. —A portion of the iron
required for the construction of Mayo's new
bridge arrived this morning from Cleveland,
Ohio. The remainder will be here in a few I
days. The work on tbe bridge is being push- 1
ed on quite speedily.
Kiehmond postofiice, is to take tho place of as
si.-tnt postmaster in that city. He bas been a
most faithful and accommodating officer, and
we don't want to give him up.
Magazines.— -Johnston & Bidden, news
dealers, No. 918 Main street, have received
Godey's Lady's Book for February, and Ibis
week's Ledger, Chimney Come.-, Sic.
of police, has relumed to Richmond from bit
visit to New York.
Proceedings of a SCeimblla■*.•« Meeting
Bt Ueurlnger's Spring Park Yester-
In pursuance of a call T.from a committee of
Republicans, representing the various wardj
of the city, a large and enthusiastic mass meet
ing was held at Deuringer's Spring Hark, on
yesterday evening, tbo 16th instant. Tim
meeting was called to order by James Johnson,
Chairinau of tho Conference, held at the same
place on the 9th instant.
The minutes of the preceding meeting were I
then read by the Secretary, and received and
adopted ; after which it was resolved to go into
an election of officers, and Mr. John Oliver
ti Chairman, and Mr. Myer Angle,
imously elected Secretary. i'be
tbe meedng haying been stated, the
framed by the committee on btui
then read, received and adopted as
, the future welfare and success of the
Republican party of the city of Richmond, rests
solely with the honest and earnest advocates ol
tbe true principles of genuine Republicanism,
and not with the bigoted nor designing men
who would s torilice the most cherish' U rights
of the people, by conniving and concuctlng
schemes, theieby thrusting themselves into
office ; therefore, be it
Resolved, That this meeting recomme.id lo
the several Wards ol the city,ihat they choose
a new City Central Committee, and that the
said committee bo choseu f. om the people, and
not from Federal appointees holding oilice in
the cily; aud further, that the said couioiitteo
be composed uf three fruua each Ward, mak
ing fifteen in all, as the city is now warded.
In pursuance of the above resolution the
several Ward Clubs are requested to asemble
as soon as possible to elect their members to
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Washington, Jan. 17.—1u the Senate
to-day, the bill authorizing tha issue o
$300,000,000 additional 5 per cent, bonds
■taken up, and the House amendmen
r. Conkling presented a memorial fron
cc Greeley and others, stating that
had instituted proceedings as far back
as 1867, for holding an international fair
at New York on the 100 th anniversary of
American independence. [ThiiTis the be
ginning of an attempt to upset the Phila
Senator Lewis introduced a bill granting
six sections of the public lands per mile
to the Shenandoah Va!l"y railroad compa
ny to aid in the construction of tho road
.rom Hagerstown, Md., to Russollvillo,
Tho House passed a bill declaring that
all cargoes of goods iv port on the 31st of
December, 1870, should pay duty under
the old tariff.
The naval appropriation bill was re
| King William to Vl»lt Berlin.
[ Reported Exclusively for ihe State Journal:
London, Jan. 17.—Telegrams received
here indicate an intention on the part of
King William of quitting Versailles and
the scene of active military operations for
a short time. He will probably proceed
to Berlin during his absence from military
Purl* "few* by Balloon—The Troops
of the City .Mill Ilopefnl.
Bordeaux, Jan. 17.—A balloon arrived
I -here ou Saturday, which states that the
situatiou is iv most respects unchanged,
notwithstanding the fiurcuness of the bom
bardment, the effect of which has beet)
vastly exaggerated. The firmest hope aud
reliance ou the ability of the troops to de
fend the city, still exist.
I No pigeons have arrived here since tbe
Iv the Senate, Mr. Pendleton offered a
resolution for the purchase of Elder's
portrait of Gen. Loe. In support of his
resolution, Mr. Pendleton delivered a bril
liant eoWgy upon the character of Lee, as
he appeared as a citizen and a man.
Ho was followed by Colonel W. 11. Tay
lor, who, in view of the persona! relations
that had existed between him elf and the
General, said he thought it proper to state
that the picture was tha most life-like and
perfect than any he had ever seen but one,
and that one was in the Military Institute,
and had been painted by a man who had
never seen anything more of the subject
than a photograph. That could not be
obtained. He wanted this purchased so
that it might never be r. moved from this
chamber; that it might stand before future
generations as a model of virtue, nobleness
I of s.,ul and exalted character,
Mr. Massie offered as an amendment
I that $500 bo also appropriated for tho
purchaso of a picture ot Geo H. Thomas.
The resolution was then adopted— Ayes
On motion of Mr. Courtney, Mr. Pendle
ton was requested to furnish a copy of his
remarks to the cltjrk, aud the samo were
ordered to be spread upon the journal.
In the House, the bill modifying the
charter of Washiegtoa College; also bill
Mjthorirng tbe cityol Portenfouth to is-sue
o"! oil bonds; also bill amending the act
prescribing the duties mid compensation of
county officers, were reported.
Mr. Edwards, of Chesterfield, offered a
resolution for setting apart the galleries,—
I one for men and one for women, —regard-
less of race or color. Referred to commit
• The House proceeded to the considera
tion of the general tax bill.
STILL auotner arrival or tiioae world rtnowne
INGfcR FAMILY BEWINO MACHINES at
SOHAFFIIR * BTKt>Na'B,
mi Main street.
*WDK. HASKELL.—This celebrated physician
has taken rooms at th* MONUMKNTAL HOTEL,
where those desiring his services will flu.l him. He
s tho proprietor and vender ef hud; CELEBRATED
j MEDICINES, who owe rheir disoovery to liis inven
1 tire g.-uius. Sss hot-iob.
THOMPSON'S POMADE OPT! MH, as a dressing
fir ths flair is all that is required ; purely vegetable
I and highly perfumed, itsofrona, Improves sud beau
tifiiv ' lie Hair, strengthen! the roots, and gives it a
rim, glossy appearaoce. or sale tiy.all druggists
Price, -15 ami 75 cents per bottle.
JOUYKN'S INODOROUS KID GLOVE CLEAN
-1 KR.— By itaaid gloves can be quickly aud repeated
j ly cleaned and mioie equal to new ; even when badly
soiled they can be r;.idily restore 1. It is easy of ap-
I plication and is porfectly free from any odor. For
s-tle by druggists and fancy goods dealers. Price, 26
THURSTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER
Is strongly r*couimecded aa the best dentifrice
known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, hardens
j th* gems, sweetens tin. breath; and, containing no
I acid or gritty substance, is pi-rfectly harmless, aud
I can be nseil daily with grea.t ndvant ,;'.», So.'d t-y a!l
I druggists. Price, 25 and 50 cent* per bottle.
DR. L. CONQDON, the Indian physician, claims to
I tare ißaneeifftflj trent.-d quite a number of patients
I la this city, and we hear of those who testify to th*
j fact. It is fortunate that there are many physician*
I Ultra different systems or practice for the cure of
I slm.ikt endless diseases. Tho Doctor is confident of
j the merit* ot his mode of Heating the sick, aud
I li.vlte-i those afflicted to consult him and Judge for
themat-lves tf his ability to cuje. He can tie found
j at Lis i lli.-e in Manrheater, next to the post-office,
1 ai.d mat lm 'interviewed" during the day or even
" LOVE HIDES A MULTITTJDKOF FAULTS."—
Bit It fails to paint the pal* cheek, to gladden th*
I hsprl or conceal the diseise tha.t is lurking and
I m .kilt;,' rapid inroads ui.ou yonder rapidly declining
[ female heaiity ! Her wan features are bedewed with
I tiars. her pube is feeble and ber day-dreama are
/ai-wioii vt'in, as night with its heavy p*lf if gloom
■elfin* upon her hrow 11 Can she not bo restored ?
[ Ye*. Health, all its entlciee; eharma and be.v.
i:.--t, will sr-nd a thiill nf.jjv throngh her feeble
frame, l.y the u*# of Kugluh IVaiale Bitters, wlr'tli
are advertised in aiiMlier I'.ilmoo. Go thou a*i bey
¥„r sale by
j. 17 Cort;'! tfftk and Marahall itrw '
< ' KTifE UKV.'IVISOCHIIYeTAL PR\ '.YiAIIO
MORTiH, at WAtj.NBR A OO's DrUfstcf
lllusiiuat*! Bi#>tly. j* l<—ts