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county, Va., on the 16th Inst., by the Rev. J. 11. Lake,
Mr. QKO. W. YARBROUOH, of Caswell conntv, t\ .
C, 11 Miss MTTII R. FITZGERALD, of Pittsylva
nia county, Va.
STEVENSON.- At "Sunny Side," his late resi
dence, In Powhatan connty, on tho 13 li Instant, at
TJ_|o'clock A. M , ROBERT M. BTEVIeNSON, formei
-1 y of Richmond, Vn., Iv tbe 40th year of his age.
AUSTIN.—In this cily. on the 17th 'nst., at _'< A.
M., JOHN O. AUSTIN. In th" 4-th year of his ace.
WOOD <t (.DAI,.
BEST RED ASH ANTHRACITE. EtlG~___
STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. Dest seasoned
OAK aud PINE WOOD at lowest price, Sawed and
J R. P. BURROUGHS,
ja 12—lm corner Main anil streets.
/""IIIKAP WOOD AND COAL.
PINE, per c0rd...., -.._.
OAK, per cord 5.00
BEBT ANTHRACITE AND I LOVER HILL COAL,
BEST »OF_ COKE,
at lovOTt niar_,_t pi Ice.
J. R. F. BURROUGHS,
de 22-lm corner Main and Seventh streets.
NOTICE TO TAX-PAYERS.—AII persons wbo
failed to pay their (Class or Business) Tax for
tho year IR7O, would do well to attend to Ihe same,
as I am instructed by the City Council to levy for
the same. I uuiy be fr.u id at th** City Collector's
oflicc.Cily Hull, from S) to 10 A. M. and 3 to 4 P.M.
THOS. K. WORD,
j r 14—lw Collector Delinquent Tuxes
DBI O SjAJNjEMMIB DICI IS BS.
I WAGNER* CO.,™
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS,
respectfully nniioutico that they havo removed to
their new and spacious store, (diagonally opposite
the old stand.) south west corner Sixth afid Bit-ad
street., and offer for [.ale at lowest market rates, a
full aid complete stock ol DRUGS. MEDICINES,
CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS,
GLASS, Ao. Buying only of first-class Importing
and nmniif icturing houses, wo car. guarantee satis
faction in price, purity and qnnlity of goods.
Orders shipped promptly.
ja 12—ts JO3. N. WILLIS.
X One on Leigh, near to Adams street, con- B|
tainlng ten rooms; one on Adams, near Loigh strtet,
containing eleven rooms—built on th. Philadelphia
pl-n, and never occupied sluco being built; in nice
order, with gas and Accommodations for
carriage, horse, and cow. Apply to
no 21—ts GRUBBS A WILLIAMS.
rpHK BRIDAL CHAMBER.
I_B.o}-_ for Young Men, on great SOCIAL
EVIL, uud ABUSES, wui-h interfere with MAR
RIAGE—with burn in- a-..-: of relief for the erring
and unfortunate, diseased and debilitated. Sent 11. *■
of charge, in sealed envelope?. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, No. 2, S Ninth stroct, Philadelphia,
Pa. j. 16—3 m
BUTLER'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE in not a thing
of yesterday, got up to gull the unwury and put
money in the pockets of the preprietor, it has stood tho
teßtof time. Having been in the market over thirty
years, its *cry name will recall to many who are now
the respected beads of families, the halycc-n days of
their youth, with all its joys and eorr-iwa; it is still
the same; infa'lable iv its operation; 1. "iiociflc reme
dy for youthful indiscretion and tolly; a true friend.
It Is for sale by nil druggist*. Price, $1 per bottle.
/ vi'Hl..l; I -1-1 I FRANKLIN STREET.
If your Horee is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If your Cow ia slck—scnd for DR. FREEMAN.
If jour Dog ia sick—send for DR. FREEMAN, the
only Voteriuary Surgeon In the cily.
S_r- Beware of uneducated Quacks and Impostors
whose assumption in ignorance ami practice fraud.
J. tt. FREEMAN, V. 8.,
nnd Member of tho Royal Collego of Veterinary Sur
S_l_ A slate left on the office- _cor and at Mr.
Clarke's stable for oidors—which will be promptly
attended to. jft 3—lm
-. .. . _-,_>,
■p XCELBIOR TOBACCO WORKS,
llvbd Sin.-., iutoi Siitu ami S_ve_th,
. RICHMOND, VA. -
CHOICE SMOKING and FIG and TWIST CHEW
ING TOBACCO supplied to the trade on the most
reasonable rates to be found in this market.
Ja 13-lm JAB. SWEENEY.
VsusicT'" "TSmSn" *~_jfiififi
No. 918 Main 8-h__t,
No louger of tho firm of Marsh A Pollock, ia now
prepared to serve his friends and tho public gene
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respoctfully solicit ft call at my uew establish
ment. JOHN MARSH,
no 1--ly 018 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
\T_7- ANTED-_ No.I. COOKJWASHER and IRON
** ER, to g.i two miles in the country. For such
a one, well recommended, a good price will be paid.
Apply at TUIS OFFICE. ja 18—21*
WANTED TO RENT, for four months from Feb
ruary Ist, proximo, the wholo or half of a
FURNISULD HOUSE iv the city.
LEWIS E. HIGBY,
Office, corner Tenth and Bank streots, up stairs. P.
O. box 17H. ja 17—If
tcTo n _Tw ~Y~oir_r; _»___.__!
TlieOl.D DOMINION STEAMSHIP <£%l!3G&fr
Cu.MI'AN Y'.-t side-wheel S__HB_____B_l
steam-ihlp ISAAC UKLL, Capt. 11L.KEM.1N, will leave
her wharr, at llocketta ou FRIDAY, January 20,b,
at 2 o'clock P. M.
Freight received until 1 P. M.
Fare $12 00
Steerage 6 00
Hound Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or paisaue, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
ja 18—-t No. 3 Governor street.
TUB SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE,
for tbo Benefit of tho Widows and Orphans of
the Southern Slaf- -.
DISTRIBUTION No. 1 ;8. Evmiisa Jam. 17.
1, 10, 65, 44, 10, _», iS, 17, _S), 12, 42, SO,
DISTRIBUTION No. 129. Mo__l_o 18.
11, 37, 8, 09, Ci, 03, lit, 5, .9, il, 42, 30, 23,
, Wltue-s my liuinl, 1-1 Kic.iuieiei, Va., thisl-th day
of January, 1871
SIMMONS A CO , C.Q. TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES Of RAFFLE can bo purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABNKV, at tlio Branch office, No.
3, Eleventh street, one door from Main.
1 ■■'■"■ ■ ' 1..-. T.". •■
DANIEL, lAtKI.I, 4 DANIEL,
ATTOU .„Y8 AT LAW,
No. 1106 Main .ti 1 ct, Richmond, Va
WM. DANIEL, Jtt, HKNRY COALTER CABKLL
and JOHN W. i:_.\:r.l. have as>-clated themselves
for thePRACTK'I! OF LAW in the Supreme Court
ot Appeals, lb- Circuit .ml DbtKct Courts ol the
United Slates, ard all the Courts in and for the city
WM. DANIEL, J»., will lienc.fui 111 reside in Rich
Miasm. W. ai.i 1 W liAMbf. will continue to
attend the Cum t- lv which they now practice.
RATTAN'S, VOLUME 19.
RANDOLPH 4 BHGLISH liaie fjr tale V 01.19,
GRATTAN. Cash price $/., or b, mail $5 SO.
Vul.C, R'JBINSiN'S PKACTIL'E.wiII Le published
soon. Orders sol eil-il.
All the \ uiiiiiiu Books. 1.Q.1 v large slock of either
new an I ihco-d I:-nil 1.--.* Books, tor salo ou the
best terms at It't.Maia street. ja 17—2t
SEETHE KEY. LYING CHRYSTAL FRY-MATIC
M.R'-'.H, ut WAGNER * Co'« Drugßtor
Illuminate, uighii}. j» 12—t.
telling iitatc §oUtttat.
The l>ee Portrait.
All sincere friends of poace must regret
the discussion which took place yesterday
in the Slate Senate on the resolution ap
propriating six hundred dollars to Ihe pur.
chaso of Elder's portrait of General Robert
E. Lee. It ia unfortunate that the ques
tion should have been brought up at this
time. If the people of the State desired
to honor the memory of General Lee, and
reward the artist who had produced so
faithfully his couulerfeit presentment, they
could have done II equally as well by
private subscription, and without official
Tt does'jSßem that some strange fatality
is hangi__j_TTy)r the South. No sooner do
we get the Country on the high road to
peace, than some blunder, or act of in
discretion is committed, aud wo are again
hurled back to the starting point. Tho
proceedings yesterday in the Senate are
calculated to make enemies of nine-tenths
of Virginia's Northern friends, —for even
Democrats in that section, will not be
pleased when they read what was done.
Wo trust that the admirers of Gen. Leo
do not fear that his fame is built upon so
insccuro a foundation, that it caunot afford
to await the calm verdict of history, and
the honors posterity will confer. It is to
be regretted that the Republicans took any
part in the discussion, and we are sorry
that the name of Gen. George H. Thomas
was brought into it in the manner in which
The namo of the sturdy old patriot
ought not to have been used where it wai
sure to bo subjected to insult and indignity.
The whole thing was not only in bad taste,
but it will revive auimosities tbat were fast
dying out, and do great injury to Virginia.
Capital for tho next election is accumulat
ing very fast.
Competition la The Success of Trade
We ueed competition in all public
enterprises. Business becomes brisk only
when there is competition. We must have
competing routes of travel. We need
cheap transportation for our freights.
Competition in any shape or form should
receive every possible encouragement, and
be upheld against the machinations of
monopolists, who are constantly seeking to
absorb and consolidate anything and every
thing that tends to break up concentration
of wealth and power, and givo the masses
cheap and expeditious means of transpor
tation and communication.
W T hat better argument can be put forth
in favor of theso necessities than the result
of competition in the telegraph business
iv our State ? Since tho establishment of
tho opposition line, Ihe rates have been
reduced to all points that they reach from
50 to 7o per cent. Formerly, it cost $1.20
for a short dispatch to New York ; the
rates are now only G5 cents. A few weeks
ago we were charged 75 cents for messages
to Norfolk and Lynchburg ; tho present
rates are 25 cents 1
What has been the cause of this great
The North Carolina Senatobship.—
It has already been stated that it is the in.
tention of Senator Abbott, of North Caro
lina, to claim the seat to which Governor
Vance has been elected from that State.
Mr. Abbott, who is the present Senator, is
now preparing his case. Governor Vancoi
as is well known, was a leading actor in
the late rebellion, aud his most recent ut
terances would seem to indicate that he
has not profited by experience. Ho will
not, of course, be ullowed to take a seat in
the Senate, for the reason that his political
disabilities have not been removed, nor are
they likely to be removed at the present
session. Senator Abbott will claim the
soat on the ground that he received the
largest number of votes next to Vance,
and that the election of the lattor by the
Legislature was illegal, on the ground that
he did not possess the necessary qualifica
tions for a Senator of the United States.
The New York Tribune says there is
perhaps nothing in tho attitude of the dis
franchised South as Senator Abbott of
North Carolina argued yesterday, to justify
the government in declaring general am
nesty. But does Mr. Abbott hope to re
concile the enemies of the Union by con
tinuing what they have been taught to
think persecution ? Remove their disabil
ities and you takeaway the whole stock in
trade of the Southern politicians by de
priving tbem of their little importance.
These fellows actually live off the sympa
thy aroused by their continued disfran
chisement by tho United States.
Senator Wilson.—The telegram an
nounces the welcome news that lion. Hen
ry Wilson has been re-elected to the Uni
ted States Senate (rem Massachusetts.
Mr. Wilson is plain, practical, and for
cible—no man in Congress more so. His
instinct 00 a political matter is worth
moro than the labored opinion of many
who aspire to be loaders. He is bold, ear
nest, wise, and manly. His calm judg
ment has steadied the Republican party,
and even tho nation itself iv time of peril.
His words of counsel, always apt and ear
uest, have often sownded the key-note of
public sentiment ou questions of the
gravest import. The party needs him in
the Senate ; the nation needs him still
more. Massachusetts honors herself and
benefits the land by his re-election.—
Wash. < hrouicle.
The New York Times says there is wis
tl iin iv the bill reported by Mr. Carpen
ter, from the Senate Judiciary Committee,
providing a superannuation allowance for
any Unit-d States judge whose physical
or other infirmities shall compel him to
Decline ■■_ Political Rancor,
There was a graud re-miion of the
Union League at Philadelphia on Saturthty
evening, a full account of which ia .".ivvii
by the Press, which pays :
' Mr. James,Milliken, oar esteemed f_lUnv-ritt
zeo, well known for bis public spirit nnd lor
hi. devotion to the int.re.ls of Peti_sv.vi.ilin,
- hi. native State, received a number ot his per
I sonal friends at tbe Uui.-n League, on Broad
street, last Saturday, evening, lie bad only
recently returned from Europe, and, as may
Ibe conceived, he gave hia friends a hearty wel
| como and was eagerly welcomed by tbem.
There were a hundred and fifty invitation...
[Here followtbe names of num
-1 ber of the most prorninc.t, gentlemen of
President Grant sent an acceptance, but at a
late hour telegraphed hia regret, owing to the
pre.sure of public business. Tho supper, after
the reception, was in tbe highest degree cour
teous and pleasant. It i. needless to add tbat
the host, Mr. Milliken, graced the occasion by
bis cordial and agreeable manoors. But he
deserves credit for something more than hi.-;
hospitality to old friends. With one excep
tion, when another member of tbe League in
vited to that splendid establishment and enter
tained an influential Confederate leader, this
ia, we believe, tbe first time that leading Demo
crat, have been invited within ill walls. Mr.
Milliken resolved to breakdown tho temporary
barrier between tbe gentlemen of tbe two
political organizations. The example did not
come a moment ton soon, and we hope it
will be widely and warmly followed. Th
political issue, of tbe war settled, the social
animosities should cease. Old friends wbo
during the rebellion would not look at each
other because they could not agree on ita
causes or consequences, are together in most
things now, and differ, when they do, like
gentlemen. The mansions of sucb citizens as
Henry C. Carey, A. I). Jessup, John Rice,
James 11. Urne, Danitl Dougherty, Joseph
Harrison, P. It. Freas, of the good, tips, old
fashioned Germantown Telegraph, Charles
Wistar, the sumo " burgh," Barton Jenks,
of Frankford, (he great manufacturer,
Matthew liaird, Jay Cooke, the princely
banker (who never forget, his small
beginnings or his early friend.), Col.
W. B. Maun (who will be our next
District Attorney), tbe generous Kingsley, of
the Continental, tue quiet home of the Collec
tor of tho Fort, Mr. Moore, or the bachelor
quarter, of the Postmaster, Genernl Bingham
-rdh-.e, and many more ton numerous to men
tion, ail of them Republicans—are as open to
the good men of the Democratic party as tho
houses of the latter are open to theni. Why
then should not tho Union League, tho very
head of the Republican organization during
tbe war, be true to the great heart of social
brotherhood ? There is one thing tbat survives
all tho passing passions of the hour, and that
is personal friendship. He who tries to ignore
it is either a hypocrite or a clod. Let us never
be afraid to acknowledge it.
We hnil this a.s a happy sign, and hope
to see good feeling exhibited by members
of tha two parties towards ono another
everywhere in the land.
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The Army of the J-olre.
London, January 14.—1 have just re
ceived the following letter from the New
York Herald correspondent with the
French army of the Loire, dated at Lo
Mans at midnight on the 10th instant,
giving an account of the first day's battlo
with Prince Frederick Charles' army.
Your correspondent writes:
THE BATTLE— EXCITEMENT IN I.X MANS.
The French army of the Loire, the last
hope of France, has been defeated to-day
in a bloody battle fought within seven
miles of this city (La Mans.) We heard
the roar of the cannon all day, and the
population crowded to the housetops and
suburb- and through tha thorough fates,
watching the progress of the fight. 1 have
never before witnessed such inlet so ex
citement, although the Frenoh people have
become accustomed to the roar of cannon.
THE GERMAN ADVANCE.
At nine o'clock this morning tho right
wing of the French army in position east
of Le Mans was suddenly attacked by tho
vanguard of the G-rtnan forces, which,
emerging from the wood on the extreme
right of the French, moved forward to
attack. Upon the alarm being given the
advance posts of the French infantry
wheeled into line of battlo and the artillery
was pushed forward on the open ground
between the severed ranks of tho vaiiom
commands. The cavalry took up an ad
vantageous position on tho right and left
TnE BATTI.IM .ELD.
A mere perfect line of battle could not
have been formed by the finest army in
Europe. The artillery was well supplied
with ammunition, and the infantry had
100 rounds to each man. In addition, tho
supply trains were well posted aud easy uf
Real, bloody work soon bogan. Tho
field of battle was in a valley, and tho two
armies occupied heights opposite each
other, the French lino forming a semi
circle extending twelve miles, overlooking
the valley, which was covered by twelve
inches of snow. On the opposite heights
the Prussians held a somewhat similar
FIERCE ARTILLERY DUEL.
Shortly after nine o'clock tha Prussian •
began a furious cannonade from the wood
near the extremo left. They were flanked
by an immonse force of cavalry partly
concealed by the wood. Their position
was where the German infantry massed
with the evident iuteiitiuu of turning
Chanzy's tight. The artillery firo on both
sides was continued without intermission
until the ammunition was nearly exhaust
ed. It was a fierce, well-sustained duel,
the German and French artillerists display
ing marked skill aud courage.
At length tho Prussian commanders
gave the order for an advance, and the
German infantry moved forward. Toe
Frtmcb, equally rapid, advanced sloaf
their whole line, and the opposing armiti
met in the valley in a fair hand-to-hand
fight. The musketry (he was very severe
and effective. The Germas troops were
cool and collected, and tha French impetu
ous and gal! int. Indeed, both armies
behaved with notable bravery until near
noon, when Ihe Gardes Mobiles began to
waver, and, being unable to hold their
position, a retreat cOsatD-Doed, Meantime
the dead and wounded lny upon the battle
field by thousands, and lbs snow fields wen
red with hui_au blood.
The carnnge wai learful ou both sides.
Before five o'clock in the evening 16,000
French soldiers had fallen, ion at thi.
hour tho whole army stirted iv full re
treat. Th* Fret-ch and German forces
wero about equally matched. I should
judge that they numbered 60,000 men
General Chau/.jr Is reported sick, but be
still remains in ein.ni_.id of the army.
Although tho Freuch have been beaten
they have nut been routed. Another bat
tle ia expected to take place to-toorrow..
San Domingo Notables.
c The following-ketches are by the Wash
y ingtcu correspondent of the New York
n Mail :
Baez, so-called President, is a matt of
I- about fifty years of ago. Ho has about
r one-sixteenth negro blood, and proba
■• blv as much of the Carib Indian in his
(j veins. 110 has beeu in rows all life long,
v except some ten years or so which lie spent
y as an exile in Paris—a city whither it is
'" said his ambition turns at the present time.
Ho is more anxious to see his coffee planta
tion prosperous than anything else, is well
r well aware of tho necessity of peace and
order, and like nearly all the educated
mix-.d bloods, either llaytiens or Domini
* cans, of whom I have hoard, has no faith
P whatever in any independent future for
- their island nationalities. Baez is a man
t oi polished manners when ho chooses to
r be, and is probably as unscrupulous.
, Cazueau is ft Virginian, I believe, lie
. Ii I man cf some means, aud was formerly
- our representative there. He owns a large
' coffee plantation, ha.s large mineral and
land grants, and his stake is of considera
ble itnpnrtance, to him at least. < His wife
• is a woman of decided ability, and was
' trained hero, in Ihe old .chool of political
' intrigue aud management, whose head
, quartets were in this city. ■
I Fallens is a Salem, Massachusetts, boy,
i though his appearance would indicate
1 Southern or Spanish descent. He is a man
' of rather elegant appearance. An eld
\ filibustering companion of Lopez aud
i Walker told mo to-day scvoral incidents of
i Fallens and others. The first named be
1 met in the Canary Islands, some fifteen or
, more years ago. He *was then engaged in
, the experiment of employing camols in
. Texas, upon the "staked plains," and other
sections where the difficulties of obtaining
water over long stretches of country wore
Fubcns was at the Canary Island trans
shipping his camels. Ho afterward ou
guged in St, Domingo in the same plan of
acclimating the "Bhips of the desert," For
several years ho had some thirty camels
b'inging ore down from the mines to San
Domingo and Somai.a. As they were all
males, there were none to replace thoso
whom death carried off. Faheus oven
then owned large tracts of land on Samana
It is more than twenty years apt) since
General Pickett, the ex-Confederate, was
United States Consul at Turk's Island.
While there he proposed tbe leasing or
purchase of Samana Bay to the State De
partment. This, of course, turned the at
tention of such keen-witted speculators as
Fabeus, Cazneau, O'Sullivan & Co. to tho
value of real estate in that vicinity. It is
worthy of notice that iv Hayti an alien
white man can not be, I think, either a
citizen or tho owner of real estate. I am
quite sure of the latter prohibition.
A curious fact was told me by the fili
bustering general, of whom I've already
spoken. When Kossuth was in America
in 1852-63, there was a number of Ameri
cans and others orgnniz-d as a filibustering
legion. They were originally intended to
aid Lopez in the Cuban movement. After
ward they were kept together for Kossuth,
there being souno expectation of a'war be
tween Turkey and Russia. A number of
Hungarian exiles were also out. of business,
and had to be provided for. At the time
Solotique, the black Emperor, was contin
ually raiding on San Domingo. As is
generally known, the llaytiens claim con
trol over the island. Propositions had
' been made to Pickett to employ his filibus
ters iv driving back Soulnuque. After
ward Pickett himself went to San, Domin
go to renew it for Kossuth's compatriots,
as well as his own men. Alter he got
there tho nature of his mission got out,
and tho English, French and Spanish re
presentatives, all fearing the advent of
"Los Filibustero.i," sent their fleets to Port
au Prince, and made such forcible repre
sentations to the black ruler of Hayti that
the raid on Dominican territory ceased.
How "history" mixes things. The
Pickett spoken of above was not our Con
federate General Pickett, of San Juan Is
land and Gettysburg fame. 110 was contin
ually in the United States army, from tha
time he graduated at West Point until he
resigned to cast bis fortunes with the South.
The gentlemau the correspondent talks so
glibly about, was a Kentuckiau, called
Colonel Pickett, who was Consul for the
United States at Vera Cruz, under Presi
dent Pierce, from 1853 to 1857.
The victory in Missouri has not proved
so signal for the Democratic party as was
so vauntingly proclaimed. Tho Republi
cans aie now pretty nearly uuited in cau
cus, and if they can fully agree upon a
candidate, will have sufficient strength to
defeat Frank Blair, who has been nomina
ted for the Senate by tho Confederate
Democracy. A special telegram from
Jcfff.rson City, the State capital, received
in St. 1.0ui3 on Monday, says:
A meeting of members of both wings of tbe
Republican party was held this evening, but
no definite action was taken. Tbe attendance
was not large, owing to tbo adjournment of
both bouses of the Legislature until Monday.
Ex-Senator Henderson wa» present, and .aid
that tbe nomination of Mr. Blnir seemed to
demoralize the other party, lie hoped his
name would not be used in connection with
the SeDaturship. He bad servtd in the Semite
before, but had been retired in consequence of
bis course in the impeachment trial ot Andrew
Johnson, and they should select some one who
would bo better lor the Republican party.—
Several others spoke, urging unity among
Republicans in concentrating upon some good
man fur Senator and standing by him. A
committee was appointed to call a meeting for
Monday Dight next to nominate a candidate
for United States Senator.
The Charleston (S. C.) Republican is
heartily glad that the South Carolina State
Senate has indefinitely postponed the
House resolution instructing the South
Carolina delegation in Congress to vote
agiiinst all amnesty bills. It says : "The
interests of South Carolina demand that
amnesty be immediately declared. Tho
granting of amnesty is not weakness, as
some would maintain, but power—power
That is exactly our view of the matter.
Let us have complete amnesty.
» ♦ *
The New York Herald says that by the
confirmation of Adaiiral Porter the Sunate
has sustained its reputation for fairness and
k iZ/u'.-d! 5/ates Circuit Court.—la this
court, yesterday, the care of the United States
vs. Thos. V. Strange, was heard. Tbe de
' fendant Is a well known merchant in Lynch
t burg, and was charged with having in his pes
. session in a rear-room of bis store several bar
a rels of liquor, tbe same not being stamped or
branded as required by the statutes "of the
>> United States.
t the evidence for the prosecution was coa
s fined to the evidence of one witness, but Ihe
standing of that witness in the neighborhood
in which be resides being proved to be very
" bad, and it appearing that the witness while in
[ jail under a charge of having violated the in
-1 ternal revenue laws himself, wrote a letter of
1 a threatening character to parties outside io
. regard to tho prisoner, his evidence failed to
have the weight sufficient to convict the pris
oner, who was foUDd by the jury "not guilty."
r To-day, John Kohily, of Petersburg, was" on
i trial for violation of the internal revenue laws.
, lie was ably defended by Mayor K.iley and
Hon. L, H. Chandler.
The jury has been considering their verdict
for moro than an hour, and at this writing
• there are no signs that they are likely to agree.
' Police Court. — Tho following cases
were disposed of by Police Justice White this
Patrick O'Sullivan was required t» give two
i hundred dollars security towards James F.
Freeter who he had threatened to extinguish
Polly Brooks was brought up for being
drunk and unable to take care ol herself.
Polly found favor in the eyes of the judiciary
and was let off.
Martha Hudson was sent to jail for three
months for being druhk and disorderly io the
street and failing to give security to keep the
George Richardson, colored, was charged
with stealing a pan of bread from Lewis Brown.
The charge was not sustained.
Briefs. —Four oyster smacks, twosleam
ships and eleven schooners comprised the
"merchant marine" in the port of Richmond
Workmen aro busy today putting in place
some of the newly arrived iron fixings for the
The Danville railroad company has not yet
replaced tbe stone wall washed "down by the
last freshet, on the river shore between the
Danville and Mayo's bridges.
Every body in business here is complaining
of theltreinendous dullness of the times, yet if a
thing is offered which affords a very big per
centage, they find tho wherewithal, and go for
it with tho tenacity of a bull puppy to a raw
Buchanan's Spring. —Persons living at
the western endpf Clay street are much annoy
ed and inconvenienced by the state in which
Buchanan's spring is kept. The spring, though
capable, and for years affording the most
abundant supply oi' water, has not for some
time past been doing anything of tbe kind,
owing to tbo stoppage of 'thelron pipe leading
therefrom by pebbles, dirt, and other incum
brances. If the individual citt .ens are too
inert, lazy or indifferent to repair the damage,
the City Council should order the spring to be
The investigation before the Committee
of Privileges and Election, to discover how it
was that cci tain copies of the acts of Assem
bly, given by tbe Commonwealth to members
of the Legislature for distribution, were sold
to booksellers, will be commenced in a day or
two. A prominent member of the bar of Rich
mond, now, however, absent from the city, is
said to have bought one or two copies from a
bookseller, and thero can be no doubt but that
Bomo of these worfhy fellows havo supple
mented their salary by disposing of the Slate's
property placed in their hands.
Temperance Demonstration. —The gath
ering of all tbe temperance organizations of
Richmond and Manchester at Broad Street '
Methodist church ou Friday night, promises
to draw together more of the brethren than i
have assembled in the same building since the
war. Mr. Carswell, the orator of the occasion, ,
we are informed, is eloquent and entertaining,
and tbe committee of arrangements will see
that music is provided for the occasion. The
members of tho various organizations will ap
pear in full regalia.
Mail Robber Pardoned—Mr. D. 15.
Parker, U. S. Marshal for tho district of Vir
ginia, received yesterday a warrant from the
President of the United States, for the pardon \
of Edwin Murfee, confined in tho Albany pent- '
tentiary for mail robbery. He was charged <
with robbing the mails, while a U. S. mail I
agent from Norfolk to Hicksford, Va., on the
Blackwater line, no was tried for the offencs
before Judge Underwood about six months '
ago, and sentencec to 10 years iv the Albany
There is a great revival of religion going
on in Lynchburg at nearly all the churches,
and much interest is felt in the subject. On
Sunday last, Rev. If. J. Langhorne, of Nor
folk, officiated at the Methodist Protestant
church ; Rev. Dr. Edwards, of this city, at the ]
Centenary M. E. church; Rev. Dr. Rosser at
Court Street, and Rev. Dr. Dickinson, of this
city, at the Baptist. '
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The Mails —The people for several days i
past have been inconvenienced by not receiv- I
ing their letters and papers with regularity.
The reason of this ia found in the fact that all
mails west of the White Sulphur Springs have
been delayed in consequence of the unprece
dented riso in the rivers tbere. The mails
west of Lewi.burg, West Virginia, on this
account, are also a day behind time.
City Taxes— -The Oily C..lector, John '
F. Regnault, Esq., and his deputies are now
engaged in collecting tbe real and personal
tax, and they assert that the people are show- •
ing much more alacrity in shelling out than
was to be expected, considering the tightness
of the times.
New Debating Society. —A number of
young men of the city organized a new deba
ting society last night under the name of tbe
"Lee Debating Society." They elected the
following officers : R. T. Sty 11, President j W.
11. Godsev, Vice-President; J. W. Hunt,
Censor; George E. Styll, Watchman; W. A.
S. Conrad, Secretary. i
The Theatre.— Mr. and Mrs. Watkics '
(Mrs. Charles Howard, that was,) will play
their interesting domest'c dramas at our thea- '
tre next week. Tbey will be supported by '■
Ford's fine Washington company. They are \
now playing an engagement in Washington. ,
Executive Appointments. —Two notaries
were appointed to day by the Governor, viz :
Robert H. Bealu for Westmoreland county,
and Charles S. Cox for Eiizibeth City county
He also appointed John G. Eattll, of New Or
leans, commissioner of deeds for Louisiana.
Ldgh Street Church—The R„v. Dr. |
Witt, of Prince Edward county, an able and
zealous preacher, will occupy the pulpit at the
above church this evening, at 7J_ o'clock. A
large congregation should be present to hear '
The Jefferson Ward Republican Club
will meet to-night in tho basement of Metro-
Etilitau Hull. A full attendance is desired, as
usineßS of importance will be brought before ,
Johnston it- Seldai, No. 918, Main street,
have all the illustrated papers for this week i
(some of which are beautifully embellished),
and many new bxiks, —some of tbel-lter of
especial interest to the young folks.
Pension Agint —The United States
Senate has confirmed the appointment of An
drew Washburn, Esq., of this city, as pension i
ARRIVED THIS UAY—Another invoice of thoso
Unpu.Rlelle.l SINGER FA MILT SEWING MA
CHINES at SHAFFER A STlt-NG'g,
.13 Main street. I
home. John W. Rlaon, corner Main »nd
Third streets, ban at his counter a fountain ol
water from the celebrated Excelsior Spring,
which ii kept constantly replenished by fresh
supplies direct from Saratoga, from whence it
is brought in gas-tißht reservoirs lined with
pure block tin, and is forced out at his counter
precisely as it flows from tho spring. Dys
peptics will find this water precisely adapted
to their relief. *
Springs, although perhaps better known by
their fashionable repute than in any other way,
are really among the most valuable medicinal
springs in the country, and as such hare al
ways been highly appreciated by the medical
faculty and health seeking travelers and in
valids. Of these iho famous Excelsior Spring
Water is recommended all over the country
for general usa as an excellent diuretic and
cathartic. The letters from Professors Nathan
R. Smith of Baltimore, James It. Wood, and
Alfred L. Loom is of New York and other etui
nent medical men sufficiently attest the virtues
of this Water.
lo addition to the qualities already mention
ed, it appears that tin's Water is much prized
as an alterative and tonic- It possesses, also,
tho recommendation of being agreeable to the
taste, nnd it is Etroogly impregnated with car
bonic acid go. *
: (f. INODOROUS KID CT-OTI CLEAN
ER.— Hy ili aid gloves ran lm quickly and repeated
1} i;1e,,i,e.l ami im.. ( l_ equal to new; oven when l»dly
siil.il (Ley ran be readily restore! Itlsoanyof ap
pliea'.ioii and It perfectly free from any odor. For
a.le bydniggistts anil fancy good? dealers. Price 24
cents a bottle.
THURSTON'S IV'ORV PEA-tLTOOTU POWDER
ia strongly recommend,-d as tbe best dentifrice
known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, hardens
Ihe gems, sweeUns the breath; and, containing no
acid ur gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and
can lie mod daily with great advantage Bold by all
druggists. Trice, 26 and PO cents per bottle.
*ff-DR. HASKELL—This celebrated physician
Lai taken rooms at the MONUMENTAL HOTEL,
where those de .ring his services will And bim. He
s the proprietor and vender ef many CELEBRATED
MEDICINES, v,ho owe their discovery to his inven
tivegeulnn. 8»_ Ko«ins
THOMPSON"- POMADE 0. TIME." a-, a dressing
i. fir the Hair Is all that Is required : purely vegetable
aud highly perfumr, d, it soften*, improves and beau
• tides Iho Hair, strengthen! the roofs, and gives it a
rich, glossy appearance, or sale by>ll ilmgglsts
Trice, .'ti and 76 cents per bottle.
ASK THE LADIES' MAIDS and they will tell ym
that FHALON'S VITALTA OR SALVATION FOB
THK HAIR is tho favorito article for reviving the
natural Hugo of blinch.l or lading ringlets. Clear
as fluid glass, wholesome to the *kiu as water, un
discolorable by the light, without any minoial odor
and yielding no sediment, if defies competition and I
.DR. L. CONQDON, Ihe Indian physician, claims to 1
lmve euecessfnlly treated quite a rinmbor of patients I
ia this city, and wo hear of thou* who testify to tb© I
I fact. It is fortunate thai there are many physicians
I with different systems of practice for the cure o.
I almost endless di.oases. Th-Doctor is confident ol
the merits ol his mode of treating the sick, and
I invites thooo ofll.cled to coniult him and judge f-ir
I themselves cf Irs ability to cure. Ho can be found
I at his oflico In Manchester, next to tho post-office, j
a.d may ho "int-.rvie« ed" during the day or even
"LOVE UIDES A MULTITUDE 0. FAULTS."— I
I But it fails tv paiul the palo cbeefc, to glad-.en the
I heart or concoal the disoise thit is lurking and
I making rapid inroads upon yonder rapidly decl-ain;- j
I female beauty ! Her wan features are bedoweJ wit';
j tears, her pul-o is feeble arid ber i 1 ay-dreann are
I grcwiuf iliio.ns night with its heavy pall if gl „,ui
Mtl M upon her brow ! 1 Can she not h-i restored I
Yes. Health, with ail Its enticing clmrms and le- ,n.
ties, will MB* a thilll or joy through her fee:,hi
I frame, by tbo use of English Female Hitters, which I
are adverticeJ in an.thor column. Oo thou aa" : bay I
The Prince <lc Jolnvtlle.
A special from London to the New York
The Prince de Joiuville has returnid te
Trance, lie went to Chanzy's army, made
himself known to the General, and re
quested a command. Chanzy welcomed
the Prince, expressed his willingness to ac-
I cede lo his wishes, and telegraphed to Bor- I
duanx for permission.
Gambetta, in his reply, refused the I
Prince's request and ordeted him to leave
the country immediately. Joiuville refused
I to leave, and said ho would serve as a
private soldier. Chanzy again telegraphed
for instructions, and Gar.i Delta replied
tbat if Joiuville refused to leave to arrest
him instantly and to send him to Bordeaux
j under guard. Joinville persisted in bis
I refusal to leave, saying that he would see
if tbe French people would sanction the
arrest of one of their countrymen willing
to fight in the ranks.
ChaDzy declared that if he did not obey
he would order his arrest, and Joinville,
seeing' the difficult peisiticu in which the I
I refusal to leave placed Chanzy, aud to j
■bow his appreciation of tbe friendly
treatment he had received from the Gen
eral, left, nnd returned to England. The
Duke of Chartrts is now iv Franco under I
lan assumed name. Tissot, the Freed) I
charge d'affairs in London, with several
leading Imperialist?, have joined ihe Or- I
Reorganization of the Internal
Revenue Bureau.—A plan of reorganiza
tion of tho Bureau of Intornal Reveuue
and rules and regulations for the govern
ment of employees has been promulgated
by the Commissi, tier. The Bureau will
consist of four principal divisions, sub
divided in sections: Division of Law, in
chaTge of the Solicitor of Internal Revenue,
'id by William 11. Armstrong; Divi
aiou of Correspondence, Statistic.?, and
matters not otherwise provided for, iv
charge of the First Deputy Commissioner ;
Division of Distilled Spirits, Merchandise
iv Bonds, _-'.., iv charge of tbe Third
Deputy Commis.si.iiur, assisted by A M.
Special assignments to duty are niadel
a- t 'Hows: Clifford Thompson, chief, in]
charge of supervisors aud detectives;
\V. O. Avery, chief, in charge of appoint
ment records, commissions aud leaves of
The ice crop on iho Hudson liver pro-
I mists to be unusually large, as about
2,000 men and COO horses are now at
work cutting and storing the ice, at an
expense of $6,000 a d.-iy. The lea is
report*l to be of unusually, fine quality,
no rains having fillen to Stir up the mud I
of the tiv.r in r snow to lioney-cou-b tho i
ice. At many places tho men are v.oik
ing day and olgnt with the aid of calcium
\Yilk--b.ure, Pennsylvania, leads in sub
stantial com .' i-aense reform on the wo
man question. Tiie Wyoming National
Bank there, it is reported, has just elected
a lady director, she owning or represent- j
| ing j> large amount of the .lock of ihe j
fata* of QAwMty.
AdTwUMtnviiU will be MM in the KVKN.nu
JOURNAL at the following Mil
One iqnare, ene insertion $ 7»
One iquare, two Iniertion , 1 36
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One sqnare, one month „ 10 00
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For quarterly and yearly Advert isar*
special wJll be made.
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By American Prtti Aaaocltitlon,
' EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STATE JOURNAL.
' Washington, January 18. — Tho com
mittee of ways and means yesterday re
, porter! a bill fixing a uniform duty of two
dollars on all imported liquors.
Senator Nye will to-day introduce a
resolution directing the judiciary com
l mittee to inquire, how far under the con
. stitution relating to the subject, the federal
: government can go in the regulation of
commerce between the States, and instruct
ing the committee to report the result ol
their investigations by bill or otherwise.
At the session of tho Cabinet yesterday,
was considered the request made by the
Southern Congressmen and others, that
official patronage be dispensed more freely
among the people of the Southern States.
It was not definitely decided to take any
immediate steps in this direction.
The foreign affairs committee havo under
consideration a largo nua.be. of private
bills, among which is the famous Meteor
caso, involving over one million of dollars.
This committee is ono of the first to bo
called, and some of the bills now being
considered will bo reported.
A sub-committee of the House judiciary
committee has been appointed to examino
into the subject and report a bill modifying
the test-oath iv such manuer as to enable
persons in the South, who are not ineligible
under the fourteenth amendment, to tako
and hold office.
An effort will be made by Senator Nye
to-day to have passed a bill for the admis
sion of Utah as a State, and providing that
no further plurality of wives shall bo per
mitted after the ratification by the legisla
ture of the State constitution, thereby
allowing polygamy to dio out with tlie
The eiiie.iruii Conference.
London, Jan. 18—The forthcoming
conference of Kutopeaii powers is the sub
ject of much discussion iv this city, more
especially amoug polilical and diplomatic
circles. Present appearances seem to in
dicate that the conference will not bo of
long duration, but that the matters to
come before tho assembled powers for
their determination, will be speedily dis
posed of. Tb- representative.* of the
powers wiil be also deficient. France will
not be represented, but after the session is
concluded, and the proceedings completed
and verified, she will be allowed to annex
her signature to the protocol in token of
approval, if so inclined.
In Ihe Senate, to-day. House bill to in
corporate tho Lee Monument Association
was reported. A bill lo amend the act
relative to tha ojster beds of the Common
wealth, was presented aud referred. Siv
eral resolutions of Inquiry were presented
The following bills wero passed: To in
corpoia'o the Lee Monumm, Association ;
in relation to the boundary lines between
the Stale of Virginia and the States of
Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee;
in reference to the roads of Loudoun
Mr. Pendleton presented a bill to author
ize (be county of Augusta to subscribe to
the stock of the Valley railroad company,
which, under a suspension of tho rules, was
read the necessary number of times and
Seaate bill provi ling for tho repeal of
all Inws providiug lor punishment of citi
■ens of this Commonwealth by stripes,
(recommended by the committee for courts
of justice Ml to ptss,) was taken up and
disc ilted at great length by Messrs.
Grit ne, Moss, Lathrop and Mo.ely, in op
position to the recommendation, and by
Messrs, Terry, Pendleton and Patterson ia
favor of it.
In the House, a nnniVer of bills were
reported, among tbem one amending tho
code compelling the attendance of wit
nesses ; amending tho act to prevent the
sacrifice of property at judicial sales ; to
protect persons attending the State and
county fairs and to prsvent gambling
A report was made adversely to printing
more acts of last session and of county
and township organisation net; also, ad
versely to refunding Sublett it Co., a por
tion of Spotswood hotel tax ; also, adverse
ly to printing remainder of debates of the
"Constitutional Convention," the steno
grapher having already been paid more
than $10,000 for less than one-third of
A bill was reported for the organization
of a detective department.
The House resumed the consideration of
the general tax bill.
The Fenian Convicts.—The Dublin
newspapers, speaking of the terms of the
amnesty to the Fenian convicts, say that
the conditions of the pardons are that the
released prisoners shall not return to Ire
laud until after the expiration of their re
spective senteucos. Those condemned lo
five years' penal servitude will be free to
return in about a year, and those sentenced
to twenty years will be exiled for fifteen
years. It was at first supposed that the
banishment would be perpetual.
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Frederick Douglass has gone as one of
ihe i-ccretaries to the Sau Domingo Com
mission. The Ntw National Era will be
conducted during .hi-; absence hy his son,
L. IL Douglas*.
General Frank P. Blair has written a
letter approving the annexation of Domini*
ca, and sharply criticising the Democrats
for opposing the old Democratic doctrine
of territorial acquisition.
I).-. Wta. P. Cunningtcui, a well-known
musician and composer, and for thirty
years leader of tb* Walnut Street Theatre
orchestra, nt Philadelphia, was found dead
ii, bed in that city Sunday.
Th* New York Express . tys of Frank
P, Blair: "His patiiotism is beyond dis
pute, end >o is his integrity." It is sure
that lie will bo sent to the Senate.
KiNn Vk am I'.MANUEL, of Italy, has
given a banquet in honor of gallant Phil.
Patrick Bounty, Virginia, shipped last
ysfl 1-5,000 pounds of dried fruit to NiW
Mr. John Dean, of Oieenbrior ccunty,
West Virginia, killed, recently, two deer
at one sho; with a title.