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B. W. (JIM.IS.
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
At '.'1141.. Malm Btraat, Klchmoml, Va
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WOOD St. COAL..
TJEST RED ASH BUG and
_D STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. lisst seasoued
OAK and PINK WOOD at lowest price, Sawed and
J R. V. BURROUGHS,
Jal2 —1m corner Main and Seventh street*.
piHEAP WOOD AND COAL.
PINE, peroord $410
OAK, peroord S.OO
BEST ANTHRACITE AND CLOVER HILL COAL
REST SOFt COKE,
at lowest market price.
J. R. F. BURROUGHS,
de 22-lm corner Main and Seventh streets.
rpwo TO RENT. <■*
J. One on Leigh, near to Adams street, con- J| .
tainfng ten rooms; one on Adams, near Leigh street,
containing eleven rooms—built on the Philadelphia
plan, and never occupied since being bnilt; in nice
order, with gas and water. Accommodations for
carriage, horse, and cow. Apply to
no 21—ts ORUBBS & WILLIAMS.
jMKTO» AMP MEDICINES.
T WAGNER* CO.r
WHOLESALE AND RET ML DRUGGISTS,
respectfully announce that they have removed to
their new and spacious store, (diagonally opposite
the old stand.) south west corner Sixth 'and Broad
streets, and offer for sale at lowest market rates, a
full and cemploto stock of DRUGS, MEDICINE*.
CHEMICALS, DRUGGfST'S SUNDRIES, OII.s!
GLASS, Ac. Buying only of first-class importing
and manufacturing houses, we can gunrantea satis
faction In, pice, purity aud quality of goods.
Orders shipped promptly.
• ,„ J '- WAGNER,
ja!2-ts JO3. N. WfELIS.
A PARTNER, with a small capital,
in a NEW and WELL-PAYING BUSINESS.
For further informat'on apply to the OFFICE of
this paper. ,1 a 21—U
WANTED TO RENT, for four months from Feb
ruary Ist, proximo, the whole or half of a
FURNISHED HOUSE in the city.
LEWIS E. HIGBY,
Office, corner Tenfh and Bank streets, up stairs. P.
O. box 173. jal7—tf
IV RICHMOND, VIRGINIA,
FRANKLIN DAVIS 4 CO., Proprietors.
We offer for the Fall and Spring Trade the largest
collection of FRUIT TREES, VINKB, *o , over grown
in the Southern States, consisting in part of
2,000,000 TREES, embracing all the choicest varie
ties of fruits adapted especially to the
1,000,000 VINES, consisting of every variety of small
*sr- Send for catalogues, enclosing postage stamns
oc 18—6 m " \
TTIG HER EDUCATIONr " .
BoArd aud Tuition per annum 1226.
HELLMUTII LADIES' COLLEGE,
inaugurated by H. R. 11. Prince Arihnr. Board and
Tuition perannunt, $226.
PateißSKT—The Very Rev. I. Hellmulh, D.D..
Dean of Huron.
*»- For particulars, apply to Major Evans, London,
Canada West. „. 10-Iyd4w
QOUTIIERN DYE HOUSE.
A NEW FRENCH DYB HOL'SB
has be-in opened in this city, where Ladies and Gen- I
tlemen can have thsir
GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
DYED AND CLEANED.
». H. BLASCOW, French Dyer,
__ ja 21—ly 811 Broad Street, near Third.
T OST—On Wednesday, 18th instant, at St. Paul's
Li Church, a GOLD BRACELET, set with three
topaz stones. A suitable reward will be given if left
at Mr. GEO. S. PALMER'S, West Franklin streef.
THE SOUTHERN ASSI )C IATION.—RAFFLE,
for tho Benefit of the Widows aud Orphans ol I
the Southern States.
DISTRIBUTION No. 1.14. Evmma Jaw. 20.
72, SO, 20, 10, 78, 0, 67, 11, 22, 39, 67, S, 46,
DISTRIBUTION No. 136. Morbiho Ja». 21.
47, 6t, 11, 14, 68, 76, 3, 6S, 66, 21, 73, 43, 68,
Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 21th day
of January, 1871.
SIMMONS A CO., G.Q.TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be purchased
from Capt. W. 1. DABNEY, at the Branch office, N». I
3, Eleventh street, one door from Main.
TJICHMOND AND DANVILLE RAILROAD.—
H, CHANGE OF SCHEDULE—On aud after JAN-
Traln No. 1 (Through Passenger) leavel Richmond I
d illy (except Sundayi) at 4A. M.; leaves Danville at
11:12 A. M.; arrives at Greensboro' at 1:42 P. M.
Train No. 3 (Lynchburg Passenger) leaves Rich
mond daily (except Miudays) at U:liA. M.; arrives
at Lynchburg at 6 P. M.
Train No. 6 (Through Mail and Express) (leave
Richmond daily at 2:40 P. M. ; leave Danville dally
at 10:32 P. M.; anive at Greensboro' at 1:06 A. M.
GOING EAST :
Train No. t (Through Mall and Express) leave
Greenaoro' daily at IA. M.; leave Dauville dally at
4:37 A. M.; arrive at Richmond daily at 12:33 P. M-
Train No. 8 (Through Passenger) leaves Greens
boro' daily (except Sundays) at 11 A. M.; leave
Danvill* at 1:35 P. M.; arrive at Richmond at 8:1* P
Train No. 9 (Lynchburg Passenger) leaves lynch- I
Ig daily (except Sundays) at 8:25 A. M-; leaves
kevilleat 1 P. M; arrives at Richmond at 4:05 I
ralos No«. 1 and 6 cosnect at Greensboro' with I
ins on North Cm-lira Raihoad for all points I
rain No. 3 connects at Ourkeville with Train on
»ntic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad for all points
HROUGH SLEEPING CARS, without change
ween Richmond and Cbailotte, N. o.,are attached
Trains No. 5, and 6.
HROUGH TICKETS to all points South and
thwest can be piocnred at the ticket offl c in
31 THOS. DO»AMHAD, Supt.
ICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG A POTOMAC
RAILROAD COMPANY, GENERAL TICKET
AND FREIGHT DEPARTMENT, RICHMOND
JANUARY 20, IS7I. '
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
RICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG AND POTOMAC
On and after SUNDAY NEXT, 22d instant, the
Through Mail Train WILL LEAVE Byrd Street De
pot at I»i*B P. M., instead of 11:18 A. M., and ar
rive in Washington at T:8j0 P. M.
SHT- Travelers will ple»«e take notice that the I
FAST SPEED of THIS TRAIN compols the compa
ny to OMIT the following stoppages :
HUNGARY, KILBY'S, TAYLORSVILLE, CUES
TERFIELD AND PENOLA STATIONS.
On Mondays, Wednesday* aud Fridays, this Train
connects at Acquia Creek with Steamer Gaorgeanua \
fur Baltimore. J
RETURNING, Iho Train will arrive in Richmond I
making stoppages at usual Stitlors, at 2:20 P. M.
thi Night Through Mall Train will leave Byrd
Street Depot at S:is P. M. instead of 8.30 P. M., ar
riving In Richmond 3:30 A. M.
The Accomodation Tra'n between Richmond and I
Milford leaves Brond Street Depot daily (Sundays |
excepted), at 3:30 P. M. and arrives iv Kichmeud at
8:60 A. M.
ja Jl-tr General Ticket and Freight Agent.
SEETHE liKVi I.VINU CHRYSTAL PRYSMATIC
MORT.Ut.-at WAGNER A CO's Druastor I
sHomlpated nigiitiy. j tt ix-2ts
OOK 'AND PA M I'll LET PRINTING HXJMJOfIj)
at THIS OFFICE. |
The Alexandria and Fredericksburg
The public are thoroughly posted in re
gard to the inquiry Instituted before tho
Committee on Roads, of the House of Dele
gates, into the affairs of this road. It
occupied several days, and after tho most
stupendous efforts on tho part of the ene
mies of the now company, to convict i's
managers of fraud and corrupt pract!ces j
In which the best legal talent that could
be engaged in the city exhausted all its
Ingenuity and skill to ruin the prospects
of the present Alexandria and Fred
ericksburg company, the committee re
ported yesterday ; and both tho major
ity and minority fully exonerato tho com
pany from the charges brought against
it, although the majority of tho committee
give it as their opinion that the original
organization, from which the present one
holds a portion of its rights, was illeja'
and fraudulent. But even they, the ma
jority, who are not thought to be friendly
to the new all-rail line to Washington,
candidly admit—"we find nothiug to show
that tho present owners of the purchase,
G. B. Roberts, & Co., were in collusion
with or had any knowledge of any fraud
perpetrated by the original corporator
i believe that they are innocent pur
sers for value, and should not be dia
led in the enjoyment of all the rights
he minority roport seems to tako a
ewhat similar view of the matter, but
a the new company a fuller and more
ly endorsement. We publish it
w, and are pleased to sec the names of
nany of our Republican friends np-
A minority report was also submitted. It is
signed by W. VV. Wood, nf Halifax; F. L.
Marshall, of Fauquier; A. N. Fretz, of Prince
George; and Isaac D. liudd, of Loudoun.
After giving a very fall recapitulation of the
evidence elicited before the committee, it con
cludes ?3 follows:
"Your committee finds from the evidence
before it that the Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany is aiding materially in the construction
cf the Alexandria and Fredericksburg com
pany; that it is now constructing a railroad
from Baltimore to Washington city at a cost of
some six or seven millions of dollars; that it
has obtained possession of the long bridge at
Washington, and is proceeding to reconstruct
it in the most substantial manner; that the
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railway Com
pany, backed by the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, have purchased all' of the stock of
the Alexandria and Washington Turnpike
Company, at a cost of $20,000 ; that the said
company has expended $15,000 in land dam
ages, and in surveying and locating the road ;
that twenty-six miles of the route southward
from Alexandria is actually under contract,
and more than one hundred hands are now at
work upon it; that ample means have been
provided to complete the road ai now
chartered ; and so finding, they cannot doubt
the honesty of purpose and ability of Geo. B.
Roberts and bis associates to complete, at an
early day, the construction of the Alexandria
and Fredericksburg railway.
"Your committee further finds that, while the
Alexandria and Fredericksburg railway com
pany has a distinctive organization and name,
yet it is being contracted and will when com
pleted be operated by the Pennsylvania rail
road company, and that it is that company
which has furnished the sums already ex
pended, and has provided means for the con
struction and completion of the line of railway
Southward from tho city of Baltimore to a
point in Virginia at or near Fredericksburg,
and is now asking of the General Assembly
the privilege of coming to the city of Rioh
"Your committee deems it proper to report
1 that there is nothing whatever in the evidence
adduced at all calculated to excite the faintest
: suspicion of a want of the most perfect integ
rity and good faith on the part of George b.
Roberts and his associates. And if it should
be the opinion of the Houso that there was
I irregularity, illegality, or fraud in the original
organization of the company, and that the
same was not covered by the act approved
June 4,1870, then your committee recommends
that fuch action shall be taken in regard there
to as will fully protect George B. Reberts and
his associates in their rights of property, and
insure the completion at an early day of an all
rail through line from the city of Richmond to
the cities of the North."
We are gratified to find the committi.e
so unanimous in its opinion on the real
merits* of the case, — and that all the mem
>ers of the committee fully agree that the
conduct of Mr. Roberts and his associates
ias been honorable and upright, and that
'there is no evidence calculated to excite
the faintest suspicion of a want of the
most perfect integrity on their part." We
rust that the House will approve the ac
ion of the committee, secure the company
n its rights, and then dismiss the whole
matter from further consideration.
It is of the utmost importance) to the
nterests of Richmond, and that portion of
he State through which our roads con
necting the North with the South pass,
hat we should have the time and distance
between this city and Washington—where
he only delay occurs, the only break
lists—shortened, and tho rates of traus
lortation lowered. Even in the matter of
he transmission of the mails, the con
truction of this road would be of the
reatest benefit to the people of this city
nd State, and of the entire South, and
especially would this be the case in winter
when the Potomac is frozen over. We
must have the road, and whoever inter
poses obstacles in tho way of itg speedy
construction, is au enemy to the prosperity
Abolition ok the Income Tax.—Gen.
Commissioner of Internal Rev
nuo, has had an interview with the Cora
ittee of Ways and Means, and very
rougly advocated the immediate repeal i
f the Internal Tax, bis principal argu
ment being that the cost of collecting it Is
reater Aau tho amount obtained, so that
o revenue is derived from this source,
en Pleasauton also recommended that
jme law be passed providing for the ex
>ort of spirits.
■'ght he retained on the salaries of
e-holders, as it costs nothing to
it from them, and they are so
is that it would be quite au item.] I
him for the move be bad made in the
House favorable to Cadet Smith, compli
ments that colored youth, who is an oc
toroon, very highly on his honesty, in
telligence and gentlemanly deportment
Mr. Clark says he took him North with
him, at his request, from South Carolina to
finish his education, and that while a
member of his family he conducted him
[ self in a very proper manner, and pre
[ ferred studying his books, like all good
I boys, t<*»playing ball, leap-frog, hop-scotch
or skating in the winter, and robbing bird's
" Smith," says Mr. Clark, "was a mem
ber of my household, and was the most
truthfal iind correct boy in all his habits
and deportment that I ever s!,i, What
| ball-playing, skating, and other amuse
ments are to others, books and study were
| to him. He sat at the table with ray
groom and gardener, both Americans and
intelligent men." Now, at thu risk of be
ing considered unreasonable, we will ask
Mr. Clark why this cadet was not admitted
to the family table ? If he is good enough
to associate with the young gentlemen at
I VVeßt Point, in the estimation of Mr. ft,
! certainly he ought to have been held a
I "cut above" grooms and gardeners.
_ I—* 1
A Modest Request*
In a communication to the General As
sembly, we understand Mayor Keiley ha 3
made the modest reqnest 'hat the time of
the present incompetent and tyrannical
| special law. to duly, 1872! Wonders
I never will cease. Does hn base their
claims to a continuance in ofiica on tbeir
I last great act, whereby five hundred vvoik
ingmen were thrown out of employment
and their families left to starve ! Hut it ia
the only way that they can be kept in
-power. The people never will place them
Poor JVew England I
Wo are informed that the Rev. Dr. Bur
rows, of the First Baptist church, formerly
of New York, pitched into poor, down
trodden New England, very heavily last
night at the great temperance gathering.
Alas ! poor New England —unhappy
Plymouth Bock; and ob, thou sainted
Argos of our modern gold fleecers, much
| abueed Maj flower, —had we tears to shed,
wo would shed them just now.
"By Their Works Ye Shall Know
The City Council bus turned five hun
dred poor workingmeri out of employ
' meut, and the Legislature has established
the "whipping-post" for the cruel and
beastly punishment of poor culprits. These
are the great measures perfected by two of
I the greatest deliberative bodies that ever
I convened in Virginia.
■ '' —«••
TBI Savannah News (Democratic) tells
| us that one of the candidates for Mayor iv
Newman said he could whip any man who
called him a Radical, He was called up
on to "back bis judgment," and the at
tending physician says he is n badly
There was no session of the Senate to-
The House met. Prayer by Key. Dr.
The following bills reported: To
establish an iusurance department; to
establish a State Board of Immigration and
local boards. The Senate bill providing
for a general registration of the voters of
Lynchburg was put on the calendar. The
following bills were reported and referred :
By Mr. Guy, bill to amend the charter of
the city of Richmond. By Mr. Woodson,
hill to incorporate the Alloghany Female
The Printers' Circular, the organ of
the "craft," published iv Philadelphia.
John Wyeth was the editor of the first
paper published iv Harrisburg, Pa. It
was called the Oracle of Dauphin, and
was first issued in 1791. Among Mr.
Wyeth's apprentices were Hon. BtHa
Lewis, late Chief Justice of Pensylvania,
aud Hon. Simon Cameron, United States
— 4 .
King Amadeus of Spain is paid $126,
--000 a month. He will be unreasonable if
he " strikes" for more wages.
JOUVEN'S INODOROUS KID GLOVE CLEAN
ER.—By its aid gloves csn be quickly and repeated
ly cleaned aud made equal to new; even when badly
■oiled thsy can be rsntllly restored. It is easy of ap
plication and is perfectly free irom any odor. For
sale by druggists aud fancy goods dealers. Trice, 25
cents a bottle.
THOMPSON'S POMADE UPTIME, as n dressing
for the Hair is ail that is required ; purely vegetable
and highly perfumed, it softens, improves aud beau
tides tho Hair, strengthens the roots, aud gives it a
rich, glossy appearaice. or sale by>ll druggists
Price, 3 r > and 75 cents per bottle.
49-DR. HASKELL.—This celobratod physician
has taken rooms at the MONUMENTAL HOTEL
where those doeiriDg his services will find him. He
s the proprietor and vender of many CELEBRATED
MEDICINES, who owe their discovery to his inven
tire genius. See ■mm.
THURSTON'S IVORY PJSAUX TOOTH POWDER
is strongly recommended as the best dentifrice
known. It cleansos aud preserves tho teeth, hardens
the gums, sweetens the breath ; au I, containing no
acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and
can be used daily with great advantage Sod by all
druggists. Price, 26 and 50 cents per bottle.
DR. L. CONQDON, the lud*n physiciiu, claims to
have successfully treated quite a number of patients
in thisolty, and we hear of those who testify to t>.e
(act. It is fortunate that there are many physicians
with different systems of practice for the cure o
almost endless diseases. The Doctor is confident o
the merits of his mode of treating tho sick, an<
invitas those afriicted to cousult him and fo
themselves of his ability to cuie. He can be founc
at his ofßoe in Manchester, next to the post-office,
and may W "Interviewsd" durlug tho day or svsi-
Day Book, wisely counsels tho people, and
especially tho women, of Virginia, to ac
cept the olive branch of peaco which has
been so long held out to them by the peo
ple ot the North. It says :
Our contemporary, the Norfolk Journal,
has taken the above subject for a theme,
but fails to hit the mark, t» a certain ex
tent. It says Virginia needs capital.
This we admit, and without denying its
promises exactly, we assert as the 'founda
tion of her needs and the ground plan for
her to pursue to get those needs supplied
is for her people to alter their conduct to
wards tho Northern people who are in
vited to come into tho State with their cap
ital, energy and business capabilities.
This requires a radical change,—a change
which no legislation cau touch, —a change
with which sentiment alone has to do.
The mothers of our State have a patriotic
duty thrown upon them in this respect
they are the ones that must come forward
and render their services in breaking down
the spirit of social'ostracism against the I
families of the Northern people; for the
men in their business intercourse get along
very amicably together ; and thereby
throw the onus of social ostracism on our I
ladies, whether deservodly or uot.
Our people are almost bankrupt in capi
tal, and the energy and business capabili
ties required for the now emergency that
is upon us. We invite Northern capital,
energy and business talent in to help us.
Tho war has been over six years. These
people come and embark their all in the
venture. They are joyfully met and wel
comed by the male portion of the com
munity, but their families are not welcom
ed in tho social circles similar to those they
have left behind at their homes. The
males treat them first-rate, and thereby
throw the reflection on our ladies, that they
are the source of the difficulty which is
causing the Northerners to leave. As for
ourselves, we do not believe the ladies are
solely bfameable for this state of affairs,
and wo think they owe it to themselves to
prove this to be the case.
Virginia needs theso Northern men and
their families to help build up her pros
perity. The mothers of Virginia have too
I often proved themselves heroines for us to
believe that they will now lag in their
efforts to help our noble old State through
ber difficulties). Here is a humane work
for tho true women of Virginia to take
hold of and accomplish—a work of civili
zation, humanity and Christianity—a work
of forgetfulneis and love. These Northern
families have lost their dear ones by the
cruel war as well as our own people. We
were as much at fault in bringing ou the
war as they were. Their hearts have been
rnado to bleed, as ours have been made to
bleed, by our mutual faults. It is not
Christian-like to forever nurture hatred. —
Our children fight around the hearthstone
sometimes. How quick are we to en
deavor to heal the breach, and restore love
Than what is our duty here In this case? j
That high order of ißtslligence and virtue
we delight to claim for our Virginia moth
ers, they need only be reminded of to per
fect its accomplishment. The Good Book
teaches if we bring our gift before the
altar and find we are at enmity with our
brother man, lay it away until we have
returned and made peace between us.
here is tho duty of the mothers of
our State: Lc;t them hasten to make peace
with their Northern sisters, so that wo all,
sojourning in one land, may be made to
feel that we are as brothers and sisters.
— 1 m ■ —
An Editor on His Muscle.—A Cincin
nati dispatch says that a question of
veracity was raised between Mr. Murat
Halstead, of the Commercial, and Mr. Thos.
L. Lavender, in the office of the former,
Lavender charging Halstead with lying,
when Halstead struck him powerfully on
the head with his fist, bringing Lavender
to the floor, Halstead following up the ad
vantage gained untilhis oppouout was van
quished, and said he had "enough." The
difficulty occurred primarily concerning
the authorship of certain informatien on
which a local notice was based, concerning
which Lavender felt aggrieved.
Subsequently to the collision, a warrant
was sworn out by Lavender, charging
Halstead with assault and battery. The
case will come before the Court to-morrow.
Thedispute is understood to have involved
charges about a disrespectable houso. For
some time there have been evidences of a
disposition on the part of several persons
to provoke Mr. Halstead iuto some act of
this sort; and the rival newspapers have
had a great many flings about his per
sonal courage, in consequence of the affair
about a quasi challenge sent him by
Washington McLean, the controlling spirit
of the Enquirer and of Ohio Democracy.
Terrible Traoedy.—A terrible trage
dy occurred in Wayland, Steuben county,
N. V., on Thursday morning. Mrs Mary
Hcssshot and instantly killed William H.
Ijewis, who has been doing business in
Wayland. He called upon her ou busi
ness, and she met him at the door, and
shot him dead. She then proceeded to
the residence of htr brother, Warren
Northrop, half a mile distant from her
house, and asked him to come out of
doors, as she wished to speak to him
privately. He declined to go out, but
invited her into the houso, und led the
way into the bed-room, she following
closely. Just after he entered the roonT,
she placed a revolver to the back of his
head, aud fired, the ball passing entirely
through his head. She then closed the
bed-room door, and turned to a son of
Northrop, who was in the sitting-room ;
but before she could fire upou him, she
was seized, and the revolver taken away
Mrs. lless was takeu iv custody, and ou
being interrogated, rc-pliod that she would
learn Lewis not to be the cause of so much
talk about her. It is stated that sho bad
been on unfriendly terms with her brother.
» » t
A Cincinnati Irishmau has been sent to
the workhouse for thiity days, for " insult
ing a Chioamau." " And thereby hangs a
tale'—or did hang one, until the lrish
man cut off the Chinaman's cue. Honce
the " insult "
John Stuart Mill snys : "If a Hindoo
principality is strongly, vigilantly and
economically governed ; if order is pre
served without oppression ; if cultivation
is extending and the people prosperous, iv
Most Dtslressiny Occurrence—Sad Death
of Mr. William Ottrrct.— lt gives us pain to
announce tho death, under peculiarly distress
ing circumstances, of Mr. William Barret, one
of the oldest and most respectable citizens of
Richmond. Yesterday about noon, whilst
resting upon his couch and smoking a pipe, a
spark from the pipe ignited his dressing-gown.
Mr. Barret was engaged in reading at the
time, and did not become aware of his danger
until the fire had burnt through the gown and
communicated to his under clothing. As soon
as possible the fire was extinguished, but not
until Mr. Barret was severely burnt about the
breast. Drs. Marx and Cunningham were
promptly summoned and did everything in
their power for his relief, but were unablo to
save the life of the venerable gentleman. I
di»d at twenty minutes past four o'clock I*. &
Mr. Barret came to Richmond from one »
the neighboring counties at an early age, ant
for a long term of years was successfully en
gaged in the tobacco business. He amasse
quite a fortune, and was reputed to be ono o
our most wealthy citiiens. During the pai
fifteen years, owing to his infirmilies and re
tiring disposition, he seldom ventured from h
residence (at the northeast corner of Cary ant
Fifth streets), and was comparatively unknow
to the present generation in Richmond. Hi
ago was about eighty-two.
Serious Accident.— Last night jrjf, before
the departure of the Fredericksburg mail train
from the Bth street depot, a drunken female
named Melinda Morris, who lives in tha
vicinity, got abroad tho train, which when
ready to start, was backed on the Petersburg
bridge. When the engine got in its proper
position, the engineor put on steam and went
ahead at the usual rate. Just as the train
neared thetressel work of the track connecting
the Petersburg and Fredericksburg roads,
Morris appeared at the door of one ot the cars
and sprang off, a distance, it is stated, of some
thirty leet. She rolled down to the Bottom of
the hill a lymph mass.
On examination it was found she had re
ceived a very severe injury in the region of
the spine, Rnd had broken one leg. She was
taken to one of the houses in Solitude, corner
Sixth and Cary streets, where she received
medical aid. Morris is represented as a decided
devotee of Bacchus, and as being often before
the Police Justice for a too free indulgence in
When the woman had taken her mad leap
the act created considerable stir abroad, during
the confusion inoident to which, Mr. C. C.
Minor, the baggage-master, fell off the cars',
and falling a considerable distance was so
I injured that his life was despaired of.
:sicians sat up with him all last night,
lay were entirely uncertain whether he
lalthy Amusement Inaugurated. —
gniflcent hall just finished on Eighth
ear the corner of Franklin, (just op
where the lecture-room of Dr. Read's
tood before the war,) will be opened
for the purpose of "roller skating."
me of the largest public halls in tho
nd conveniently arranged with every
mprovement for the comfort of vist
nill be heated by two large furnaces
c building, and comfortable chairs will
iged all around the hall on a raised
. There will be a skating surface of
fset long and 60 wide. The inside
.ye- been cased with a preparation of
ird extensively used in the West,
bstitutes the lathe and plaster casing,
rhen painted, imperious to water or
•i ceiling has been painted a sky blue.
c two large rooms in the front—one
is and one for gents—intended for
and skate rooms. A servant woman
end on the ladies for the purpose of
i their skates, Ac. We understand
t order will be enforced, and no ira
laraoter admitted. There is no place
aond where tha citizens can pass as
an evening at as small a cost. We
recommend the rink to their patro
the exercise it affords, as well as the
Physicians throughout the South
: endorse the roller-skating rink, the
dorse them, and so do we. Wo un
a large excursion party from Peters
mposed of the beet citizens, will be
:t Tuesday night to join with our
n this fascinating and health-giving
mof Officers.— At the fourth Au
nmunication of the Union Grand
rthe State of Virginia, of A. F. M.,
Alexandria, Va., December 14th,
following officers were elected :
i. J. Morgan, D. G. M.; It. W. B. D.
D. O.; R. W. J. E. Farrar, S.G.W.;
G. Gladmond, J. G. W. ; B. W. C
}. T.; R. W. R. A. Perkins, S.
owing were appointed to the offices
V. E. Keeling, G. h.; R. W. Jamei
G. C.; R. W. Joseph Burrell, G. 8.
V. J. W. Jones, G. J. D'.j B. W.
ashington. G. M.; R. W. Andrew
I*. ; B. W. W. 11. liugh, 8. B. ;
ileon James and R. W. Wm. L>.
.; K. W. James Rybolds, T.
Oourl. — The following cases
osed of by Police Justice White this
M. Page was charged with unlaw
ding tho premises of Malvina White,
pting to force the door of her bouse,
tly abusing her. The case was dismiss
being na foundation for the charge,
explained that the party lived in
houses, in Sidney, and had paid no
went to see her, and on attempting
to enter she shut the door in his face. He found
a portion of a new shed and somo fencing gone
and had said he would get out a warrant for it,
and she had thereupon anticipated him by get
ting out one for bim.
Erasmus Denny, colored, charged with steal
ing a gold watch and overcoat from Elizabeth
Jackson. Sent on for indictment on Ist Mon-
Grand Temperance Demonstration. —The
cold water army of the city bad a grand dem
onstration last night at the' Broad Street Meth
odist church, which was not only the largest
and most enthusiastic witnessed since tho war,
bat will no doubt result in vast good to the
community. Our friend of the Whig, W. 8.
Oilman, who is the presiding officer of the
Grand Division, had charge of the exercises
and performed his duty in a most creditable
Mr. Carswell, the lecturer of the National
Division Sons of Temperance, who was to have |
addressed the assembly, was unavoidably de
tained,at Washington yesterday, and will not
reach Richmond until to-day. After prayer
by Rev. Dr. Burrows, interesting and effective
addresses were made by that gentleman, the
Rev. Mr. Peterkin, Rev. T. C. Preston and
Bey. Mr. Granbery.
Advertiser and Smtintl Company. —
Judge Keith, of the Fauquier Circuit Court,
yesterday granted an act of incorporation to
the Advertiser and Sentinel Company, of Alex
andria, Virginia, for the priming of a daily
newspaper and carrying on a job office. The
offioers are C. W. Wattles, President; A. E.
Addison, Treasurer; S. Chapman Neal, Sec-
The politics of the new paper will be Detno-
Slore and Contents Destroyed. — The
grocery store of W. A. Gresham & Sons,;on
Franklin, near Seventeenth, was found to be
on fire last night about o'clock, and al
though the alarm was at once given, aud the
firemen at hand promptly, the inside of the
hoase was partially destroyed, and the stock
so injured by tire and water as to bo regarded
as an entire loss.
Tobacco. —There is comparatively littlo
doing now in the way of manufacturing tobac
co. There is a great soarcity of wrappers in
the market, suitable for work, at this season of
the jjear. Our onterprising manufacturers are
looking forward to a favorable trade during
the coming year, in this great branch of buii
ment beginning with Monday
and Harry Watkins are "realities" and no
strolling charlatans or pretentious humbugs
For quito a quarter of a century Mrs Watkins
a«Mrs. Charles Howard, has been known and
admired by tho lovers of legitimate drama
We recaTT to mind, when eighteen years ago
she did her spiriting as the gentle "Ariel'"to
"Vlt .£ adißnM » when Tom. I'lacale brought
out tbe "Tempest" as it never has been pro
duced since. On that oooasion her husband
Charles Howard, was the Caliban. No lad v
that ever appeared on the stage in Now Orleans
achieved so enviable a reputation.
But we are wasting words on thoso who
knew, and learned |to admire ber years
ago,-Tor she w»s a favorite in this city also
in days gone by. On Monday evening this
1 , nt ?l,S, on P' e wi r " °P en w"h the interesting
play of "Trodden Down, or Under Two Plsgs "
so full or stirring incident and thrilling adven
ture. Wo shall expeot to see such a house as
pas not complimented any actor since Forrest
Literature. —Our thanks aro due to
Messrs. Johnson A- Beld<«A,*l», Main street a
few p doors b.low the JotiOtl. office, for Har
per s Magazine-February number; Every
Saturday ; and Harper's Illustrated Weekly.
The Magazine, as usurl, is full of the best
literary matter, and begins a story from the
facile pen of the author of "Tbe Hodge Club "
entitled tho "American Baron," illustrated
after the usual style of his amusing produc
10ns. The Week y gives us an excellent por
trait of Gen. fachenck, our new Minister to
Alabama-we mean England; while Every
Saturday has its first page embellished with a
likeness of Al.xander Dumas. Johnston A
belden have all the latest papers.
Religious Services To-morrow.—\V e note
the following special appointments:
Sidney Baptist.—Rev. J. M. Pilcber at II A
M and Rev. W. W. Wood M
IIAm" Baptißt -- ReT - J - *'• Whitley at
Grace-Street Presbyterian.—Rev. Dr. Brown
I At 11 As M.
""!'*' Episcopal -(United States court
room,)— Rev. W. F. Hemenway at 11 A. M.
Amending the Charter.— A bill was in
troduced in the House of Delegates this morn
ing, by Mr. Guy, to Rtnend the lath section or
the charter of this city, so as to make the term
ot olnce of the members of the Council two
years, instead of one as now. The bill also
provides that the Council shall consist of •>!
members, and no ward shall have less than
three nor mor e ">»n five representatives. The
The house occupying the site of the old
Bell Tavern, enrner «f Fifteenth and Main
streets, called first the City Hotel, and latterly
me at- is to be occupied by Mr.
.Moore, of the Richmond House, we bear To
make it successful, the proprietor will have to
keep more of a hotet than has been kept th«re
for some years.
Foreign Arrival.— The bark "Thames"
H r. mastel 7, froln Liverpool, entered at the
v •' nE ' oln -Hpuße to-day, with 3,910 sacks of
\IV-\ r J 'ee, seddon A Co., 150 tons old iron
rfifc. a n t red ;*V Con >P»ny. 100 casks fine
ale for S C Tardy A Co., and china, Ac, for
Messrs. Kellogg & Gibson.
Drowned.—A colored man, named Nel
son Roberts, from this city, was drowned yes
terday morning in Norfolk, by falling over
board from the steamer Olive. His body was
recovered and enclosed in a neat coffin, and
will reach here this evening on the Sylvester.
The Knights of Tylhias Journal for tVg
week is on the counter of Johneton'A SeldeD.
li is a splendid number. Among the contents
we a full account of the honors paid to
the lato Samuel H. Uines, by the brotherhotd.
Convict—A convict named W A
lwaines was received at the penitentiary this'
morning from Prince George couDty. He was
te*ntT C m| t0 S6Ten year " f ° r shcotin S w ith in *
Auditor of tho city show that the amount I
to be $154 000 C ' tJr B ' nCa "' 8 firßt of ' ,M "" ,rT
Notary Public— Mr. wiFliam W. Smith
was to-day appointed a notary public for the I
WATKINS-rtILLIAM-On the 18th Instant, at
the residence ot the bridu'a father. In Appomattox
county,by ««v John S Mh-oii, JIrWM C WATKINS
to HU< 813TT115 A GILLIAM! """"
ly.or'paraly s is, on tbe 20th,
JOHN A WILKINSON, aged So yc .»rs.
RC3ER3—Ia this city, on the 19th, Mm MARY
•I, wife of Wm II Hjgers.
w M( ?S R ,?' —At Fort Leavenworth, on the 14th mat
M" KO4E D MCORE, wife of Colonel Jas M Mooie'
ot the redra! army, and ad.pted daughter of C .nil
modore Boutwcll.of this city.
»£■.'". f ttueral of the late Mr. WILLIAM BAR
liSmmnSS? P at Bt.l'aul's church fsDNDAV
AMr,R\OON, at 3 o'clock *
D ICHMOND THEATRE.
THE GREAT CARD OF THE SEASON.
BIX NIGHTS ONLY, BEGINNING MONDAY
The Queen Star vf the South, and the eminent
ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS,
who will appear during the week, supported by a
I iv th..=e Orand Drama? in which they lutve ett'eb- I
lished a world-wide fame as the
FIRST OF AMERICAN STARS I
TRODDKN DOWN, or Under Two Flags.
KATHIEEN or Under the Spoil
KATIK DARLING, or Tut Yourself in Her ria.-. '
BET IN GOLD, or The One Bright Spet
MOI.UH BAWN, the Rose of Kiilaruey.
■ HIDDEN HAND, or Old Virginia ai it was.
Seats secured for aoy sight in advance, at West *
■ Johnston's (Bookstore, Main Street. Prices $1 76
I 50, 86 and 2 1 * cents. ja2l—4t
[ n OLDER 6KATIN.I7
'«■ AT THE NEW HALL,
I On Fjout Sweet, kiaii Coatrsa or FaA>xtra.
I The first aseemhly will be given THIS fSATUR
, DAY) NIGHT, at S o'clock. There will alar be aa
awembly MONDAY AFIERNOON at 4 o'clock and
' the SAME NIGHT at 8. Alter that time the tegular
assemblies will ticke place TUESDAY THURSDAY
I end SATURDAY NIGHTS at 8 o'clock and M IX-
I DAY, WEDNESDAY an.) FRIDAY AFTERNOONS
| at 4 o'clock. There Kill be a BRASS BAND at >he I
ADMISSION, with Ihe privilege of using Skatea
I for persons over 12 years of age single tickets o'j
cents. Pnckageor 12 tickets, »3~00. Children under
113 years ot age, 26 cents. Ja 21 It
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The OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel
i.tennuUlp ALB'...MARI.E.Capt lllackwo.,!), villi have
her wharf, at Kockettß ou SUNDAY, January 22 1
at. 3 o'clock P. M.
Freight received until Kanrday nlglil.
Round Trip Tickets .'.'.'.'.'.'"!!.!.".'.!'.! 2o 00 I
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Ja2l—lt No. 3 Governor street.
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Olllceat Milford Depot, Caroline county, Virgiuin.
I will attend to eases before (he Coiut ~| Claims
and the Departments at Washington.
My father. 11. B. Brooke, bo , will attend to all
bnstness entrusted t.. me in th» counties of King
aud Queen, Caroline and Karex. AJ-lreas Central I
Point, or Milford Depot, Caroline cuuty Virgin a
Ja2—tf ' •
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EXCLUSIVELY FOR TUB STATE JOURNAL.
TIIK DKMORAL.IZ VTION OP CHAN.
\ DEFEAT OF GENERAL BOURBAKI.
GREAT GLOOM AND DEPRESSION OF TIIK
The Bombardment Piosrrcssliisr with
ZoneJon, January 21.—Reliable informa
tion received be-e in high official circles
leaves no doubt of the fact that the recent
terrible punishment inflicted on Chanzy's
army, and its daily defeat, to«rethcr with
the forced marches it has had to undergo
before the Germans, has infused the ut-
[ satisfaction aud demoralization in
ts, and it can be safely asserted
i once grand army, which but a
since numbered 170,000 men, is
n the verge of dissolution.
lohes from Bordeaux s;ate that the
;loom and depression pervades all
i that city, which is euhanced by
ligenee of Bourbaki's defeat in tho
ation from Paris of Wednesday's
been received. On that day the
ment was prosecuted with greater
n upon any previotis'occnsion.
in of shells to certain quarters of
was frightful, the havoc caused
exceeding all previous expecta
be average mortality caused by
aardment has beeu about fifteen
: probably on an accurate and
imputation it would prove to be
so stated th.it Trochu has decided
g sorties on a grander scale thau
i;en attempted, from various parts
v. It was proposed that these
mmeuce on the 20lh iustant, and
at such intervals, and thereafter,
be chosen is opportune for the
ombarJment of Lunguci y
DESTRUCTION OK PROPERTY.
J, Jan. 21.—Dispatches from
stales that the bombardment of
is still bsing vigorously prosecu
shells which have been fired in
»n from the Prussian batteries
have effected much damage and disorder
within the town.
The principal church has been greatly
damage.), and numerous houses and other
buildings have been entirely destroyed,
having, in many cas?s, been Ignited by the
explosion of the Prussian bombs, and
burned to the ground.
The garrison of the town attempted a
Ile iv force on Wednesday, but wero
ulscd with severe loss.
'heir ineffectual attempt has not been
eated, nor is it considered probable that
ther sortie will be risked. A steady
is kept up by the guns of tho city
Is, directed against the German bat-
The Ruropean Conference.
■onion, Jan. 21.—1t has been finally
Ml that France will bo represented at
coherence upon the re-assemb!ing of
representatives on Tuesday night. The
■isiat, ambassador is in receipt of official
reflation from Versailles, stating a com
munication has been received at headquar
ters from M. Jules Favro, bearing date
Wednesday, in which a safe conduct
through German tenitory was requested,
that be might be enabled to proceed at
once to London a< repiessntative of the
French Government at the confereuce of
the Great Power?.
The communication w.-,s referred to
Count Yon Bismaick, whose temporary in
disposition caused delay in replying, or
communicating his views to Emperor Wil
liam, but arrangements are now complete,
aud the representative of France will pro
bably arrive iv this city on Monday. The
c nuplction of representation at theConfer
euce gives hopes of a speedy termination of
«—*v- v -
Liverpool, Jan. 21, 2:30 P. M.—Cotton to •
arrive is now quoted at 1%; Middling Up
lands, BJJ; Middling Orleans being exactly
same as on spot.
Saratoga Springs.—The Excelsior Spring,
Saratoga, has taken a very prominent position
among the many babbling, boiling mineral
springs of that fashionable watering pace and
summer resort, since the present enterprising
proprietors of the valuable estate in which it
rises barn commenced the extensive improve,
ments they have bad in contemplation.
The Excelsior Spring is one of ten differ
ent mineral springs on (bis estate, which are
situated in a beautiful vsllsy about one mile
east of tbe Village of Saratoga Springs, and it
is reached by two roads, either of which leads
through a beautiful country; another route is
through a shady wood, much resorted to by
pedfstiians who desire to exchange the dußty
road for tbe cool shade of a romantio-forest
retreat. Tho improvements in the valley in
which rise these varied mineral springs, con"
sist of newly graded roads, a tract of recently
planted forest trees, and a greater and most
important one for Saratoga, is an artificial
lake, which has been formed on the estate, by
which the village is lo be supplied with a bead
of water, which will, perhaps, be the means
of preventing any more conflagration, by which
so many fine hotels have been burned, to the
great loss of tbe business people of Saratoga.
Farther improvements are contemplated on
a liberal scale, one being a new and extensive
Bottling House, to meet the incrrased demand
for the Excelsior Spring Water, which is for*
warded to all parts of the United States, and
is sold in bottles by moat first-class druggists.
Tbe water is also sold on draught, being ship
ped from Saratoga in gas light reservoirs lined
with pure block tin, and is forced out at the
counter precisely as it Sows from the spring.
An omnibus line will run to and from the
springs during tbe summer season, for the
greater convenience of tbe excursionists, who
make up numerous parties to visit this attrac
tive location, and drink its effervescing and
•p XCELBIOU TOBACCO WoRKB,
llt""8r»siT, nßiwixs Sixth AHo Stvr.ttH.
I'MOl'K SstwKClia anil (111 and TWIST CHK.W
l.Nii T 'MAITO supplied to the trada on tho Most