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PUBLISHED DAILY-(Bttnd»Ti Excepted
B. W. Gllalalß. „„
IDITOR AND PROPRIETOR,
at 01«H ■»!■ Btraat, xUehxooa»d, Va
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it Firrr OiNva fir Month.
wrs Thru Curve..
-Three months fl 78; six
SAL will he mailed to snb
for seventy-five cento; alx
r, $2 00
AT ASSEMBLY HALL,
IN KfdHTB SraXXT, NIAR Coßlflß 0» FRAKIIIII.
his MAGNIFICENT NEW HALL has keen ir
eed la every respect with regard to the comfort
risitors. There will be an assembly THIS AF
RNOON at 4 o'clock, and TO NIQHT at 8 o'clock.
realtor the regular asaemblies will be TUESDAY,
ÜBJDAYind SATURDAY NIGHTB at 8 o'clock
I MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY AF
RNOONB, at 4 o'clock.
OMISSION, with the prlviloge of using Skate.,
•ingle tickets, 60 cents. 12 tickets, will be .old
$3 00. Children, 25 cents. Ladles will only be
rged 25 cents at tho Afternoon Assemblies MU
TT} lOHMOND THEATRE.
THE GREAT CARD OF THE SEASON.
■IX NIGHTS ONLY, BEGINNING MONDAY,
The Queen Star of the South, and the eminent
ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS,
who will appear during the week, supported by a
In those Grind Dramas In which they have estab
llshed a world-wide fame a. the
FIRST OF AMERICAN STARS t
TRODDEN DOWN, or Under Two Flag".
KATHLEEN M or Undor Iba Spell.
KATIE DARLING, or Put Yourself In Her Place.
SET IN OOLD, or Tho One Bright Spet.
MOLI IE BAWN, the Roseof Killarney.
HIDDEN HAND, or Old Virginia as it w»8.
Beats secured for any night In advance, at West A
Johnston's Bookstore, Main Street. Fiirestl, 76,
60, 35 nnd 25 cents. Ja 21—at
WOOD 6. COAL..
J J STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. Best seasoned
OAK and PINE WOUD at lowest price, Sawed and
" g ' J R. F BURROUGHS,
je 12—lm corner Main and Seventh streets.
/"IHEAP WOOD. AND COAL.
PINE, per cord $4.60
OAK, per cord i- 00
BEST ANTHRACITE AND CLOVER HILT. COAL,
BEST 80F1' COKB,
it lowest market price.
J. R. F. BURROUGHS,
de 22-lm corner Main and Seventh atreeta.
, rp^TA^Gß~liScKTli :r U?Eslw RENT. m_\
I One on Leigh, near to Adams street, con- ___
taming ten moms; one on Adame, near Leiuh street,
containing eleven rooms—built on th. rtiilu'lelphti
plan, and never occupied since being built; iv nice
order, Wllh gas and water. Accommodations lor
carriage, horse, and cow. Apply lo
no 21—ts GRUBBS 4 WILLIAMS.
J WAGNER ii CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS,
respectfully announce that they havo removed to
their new and Bpacioue Btore, (diagonally opposite
the old stand.) south west corner Sixth and Broad
streita and offer for Bale at. loweßt market rate., i
full and complete stock of DRCHB, MEDIt'INES,
CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS,
GLASS, Ac Buying only of flrst-clasß importing
and manufacturing houses, we car guarantee satis
faction in price, purity and quality of goods.
Orders shipped promptly.
* F V. WAGNER,
jat»—ts JO*. N WI I.MS.
A PARTNER, with a small capital.
In a NEW and WELL-PAYING BUSINESS.
For further information apply to the OFFICE of
\\T ANTED TO RENT, for four months from Feb-
W ruary Ist, proximo, the whole or half of a
FURNISHED HOUSE in the city.
LEWIS E. HIGBY,
Office, corner Tenth and Bank streets, up stairs. P.
O. box 172. J» I?—tf
FRANKLIN DAVIS A CO., Proprietori.
We offer for the Fall and Spring Trade the largest
collection of FRUIT TREES, YIN £8, Ao , ever grown
In the Southern States, consisting in pait of
2,000,000 TREES, embracing all the choicest varie
ties of iruits adapted especially to the
1,000,000 VINES, consisting of every variety of small
aa~ Send for catalogues, enclosing postage sumps
oo 18—6 m
A NEW FRENCH DYE HOUSE
has been opened in this city, when Ladies and Gen
tlemen can have their
GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
DYED AND CLEANED.
D. H. BLASCOW, French Dyer,
Ja2l— ly 311 Broad Street, near Third.
Essay a for Young Men, on great SOCIAL
KVlLrlaud ABUSES, wm h interllre with M *R-
BlAGK—with sure means of relief for the erring
and unfortunate, diseased and debilitated. Sent tree
of charge, in sealed envelopes. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, No. 2, S Ninth street, Philadelphia,
p». ' jalS—3m
lIUTLEK'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE ia not a thing
X 3 of yesterday, got up to gull the unwary and put
money in the pocketa of the proprietor, it has stood the
test of time. Having been ii the market over thirty
years, its very name will recall to many who are now
' the respected heads of families, the halycou days of
their youth, with all its joy a and sorrows; it Is still
tbe same; infatlable in its operation; a specific reme
dy for youthful iudiecretion and folly; a true friend. :
It ts for salt by all druggists. Price, $1 per bottle.
SUFFICE 1441 FRANKLIN STREET.
If your Horee iB sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If your Cow is sick—send for DR. FRfcBMAN.
If your Dog is sick—send tor DR. FREEMAN,.the
only Veterinary Surgeon in the city.
mar Beware of uneducated Quacks and Imposters
who.c assumption is ignorance and practice fraud.
J. K. FREEMAN, V. S.,
and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Sur
as», A slate left on the office door md at Mr.
Clarke's stable for orders—which will be promptly
attended to. ja 3—lm
frSTsicT" music! music i
No. (US Mais Stexit,
No longer of the firm of Marsh A Pollock, is now
prepared to serve his friends and the public gene
BHBBT MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my new establlßh
ment JOHN MARSH,
no 12-ly 918 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
Bxan Sirxxt, bitwxis Sixth aud Sivxxth,
CHOICE SMOKING and FIO and TWIST CHEW
ING TOBACCO Bupplled t» the trade on the most
reasonable ratea to be found in this market.
j» 13—lm JAB SWBIMKT.
CJ RE THE REVOLVING CHRYBTAL PRYBM ATIO
O MORTAR, at WAGNER A CO's Drugator..
Illuminated nightly. Ji 12—v
TOB PUNTING EXECUTED IN THaJFINEsW
■enator Maaaejr and the Dlipatcn.
Our attention has been called to this
paragraph in the Ditpatch of last Satur
We did the Journal injustice. It did not
complain of any wrong to General Thomas,
except that of the introduction ot hia name by
Mr. Maaaey, a wagon-maiter in the late Con
federate army 1 Tho Journal rather touched
ap Masaey and the negroes.
Tbe statement that we touched up Mr
Massey or anybody else, or even mentioned
his name, is incorrect; but is entirely in
keeping with tho reckless habit that paper
has of making unfounded assortions. We
had no fault to find with Senator Massey.
He acted from the best and most patriotic
motives, and. although we would not have
Kfor an appropriation to purchase a
it of GeUtiral Thomas, that is no
why we should censure Mr. Massey
for doing what he honestly thought a pa
triotic duty ; and it was a duty, too—in
exposing tho hypocrisy of those who were
elected as "True Republicans," and who
recently, at Washington, protended to be
par excellence the loyal men of Virginia.
With the allegation that Mr. Massey was a
quarter-master in the Confederate army,
we have nothing to do. Wo care not
what he has been. It is enough for us to
know that he is a sound Republican and
true American now. We know many
good members of the church who were at
one time great sinners.
i — ii>
S Tai Stati Journal, "the official paper for
the government," as ia plicarded in heavy
type at the bead of its first column, hai gone
bick on the government, (to use a vulgar
phrase,) if, indeed, the policy of President
Grant ii the policy o! the government. It
I devoid a column of editorial in a recent issue
t» tbe amnesty question, and advocates general
amnesty ably and earnestly, as an honest jour
nal ahould—only making it a little too pro
minent that the good of the party, and not of
I the country, ia the most pressing reaaon for
I action by this Coogreaa. We wish its voice
I were potent in high pltcea, 10 that the great
injustice of continued disabilities might be
done away with at once; but thia is not the
cane. The President ii fully committed in
favor ol proaeription, and a majority ■ f the
Forty-Hrat Congreaa ia with him, while even in
thia State the Journal ia in a woeful minori
ty—Porter having at hia call almoat the whole
of the rank and and file of the party.
However, we are glad to ace all that ia re
apectable about Radicalism in tho State take
such decided ground in favor of what ia juat
and right, and none the leas that in doing ao it
throwa itself boldly, not only against the ad
ministration, but against the bulk of the party
at home.— Charlottetviil* Chronicle.
We are in favor of unreserved amnesty—
a full pardon to all; and in this we aro not
iv such a "woeful minority" in our party
either. It was adopted as a plank in the
Republican platform at the last Convention
' held, and Mr. Porter and his frionds agreed
to it. Then conciliation was declared to
f be the policy of tho party. Wehavaseeu
- nothing from President Grant to indicate
[ that he does not agree with us that am
nesty is the best policy, both for the good
. of the country and the success of the party ;
andjwe flatter ourselves that the voice of the
Journal is still potent iv high places, as
Nthe voice of truth must ever be potent in
all places. While we have thrown our
selves boldly into the breach upon this
' question, we do not believe we occupy a
position antagonistic lo either the Presl
e dent or the majority of our party. We
1 have always urged the fullest amnesty
and have never to our knowledge lost the
' confidence of either ; but if we have lost
or should lose it on this account, we can
not help it; for we would rather fail ia
good cause than succeed in a bad one.
The Suffolk Sun says ; "We under
stand that a petition has been recently
forwarded to Hon. James H. Piatt, mem
ber of Congress from this district, signed
by a number of Northern men who hay
settled among us, praying that he would
use his influence in favor of a general am
nesty, so that better feeling may exist be
tween the Northern and Southern people
Among those whose names have been ap
pended we heard of Dumville, Lord Mc
' Allister, Stout, Wilson, Pinette, Cart
wright, Cowhart, Fletcher, Taylor, Art
man and Smeed. We further learn that
every Northern man living in the county
would sign such a petition if presented to
The St. Louis Democrat says It Is pro
per to explain the election of Blair, how
" effected, and what it moans. We beg|the
Democrat not to explain it. It is better
such an event should remain inexplicable.
We know what it means. It means tha
Republicans in Missouri have got into a
quarrel, and, as in all such quarrels within
a party, slaughtering is done with great
gusto, and the very worst men reap the
benefit of the quarrel. The result is dis
graceful to all concerned, except the Con
federate allies of the Schuri-Brown Repub
licans, and the less said about it the better.
Beauregard. — Notwithstanding the
newspapers have sent this distinguished
ex-Confederate to Europe, to fight the bat
tles of La Belle France, we see by the pa
pers of that city, he is still in New Or
leans. His name is attached to a call for
a complimentary benefit to Lewis Baker,
• late managor of the Varieties, which was
Let Him Alone.—The Richmond cor
~" respondent of the Petersburg Courier, in
his letter of Saturday, says:
Mr. Guy (who didn't want to go to the
E House of Delegates) is taking steps to
secure himself agaiust a re-election. —
Among there steps is a bill offered by him
to-day to amend the charter of this city,
the chief object of which is to continue the
present City Council in authority one year
longer than they can hold on under the
law as it exists. Nothing can possibly be
more unpopular here, especially just now.
The Louisville Courier-Journal, in the
following paragraph, makes an open con
fession of the real difference between th
two great political parties of the day. I
lior of the late Mik
grogshops were th
:icracy: "The grea
h which Radicalism
wer iB Mind, with
[oney; the great i n
jnds ia Ignorance
irevails, there Learn
head, and from he
srs intellectual light
d ; wherever Dem
lold, there Ignoranc
i her altars, befor
id ragged votarie
in the dust and sin
It is not Strang
at who is true to b
ly never approachp
it instinctively fee
see if ho has such
box of matches or
It is to the Dern
ish poet refers whe
ignorance is bliss
' Which of these
tivo? Every Amtr
pleasure to the vin
-1 consistency ot Hon.
se, by an old friend,
means the first time
n devoted to a justi- |
man, and defending
jnd abusive assaults
(em,, Mr. Waddell,
6 to-day. A numWr
d and referred. A
ity of lor
i ; Mr. H-rndou pre
uiinieruus oittxenf. of
/Ivauia, praying for
commonly known as
on his motion, wan
ttee ot general laws
12 o'clock Several
among them, oue to I
ng for courts for the J
I defiuiug the juris
e bills were reported
9adverse to their pas-
id the act iv relation
atioti to grand juries ;
repealing the law at
tract for 12 per cent,
ictition ef physicians
pochecaries be made
srvice. The reports
Jackson, it was re
meet daily hereafter
util the continuing
i bill) is disposed of.
Ling Augusta county
stock of the Valley
Valley railroad com- j
Dnsidered. Mr. Gay
n opposition to the
sed by Mr. Cochrane
h, on motion of Mr.
ig question, on the
itute offered by Mr.
le, was ordered and
■n. Yeas, 35; Nays,
taken on the passage
lted—ayes 66 j noes
es back to the Senate
iziug a general regis
if Lynchburg; House
tbe removal of the
bill to lgalizse the
wealth's attorney for
uchanan and Wise.
■ no resident lawyers,
on-resident lawyers to
iiMican says the cha
s Democrat over the
air to the Senate—an
le naturil result of its
ring—is strongly sug
ry which Mr. Lincoln
wanted to illustrate a
ntal repudiation. "It
eyoolds' mare. This
led through the pains
ity, and was about to
ts hopes, when, look
d in her offspring the
liulecolt. She pricked
and was never after
>f; but her owner was
at she alone was to
»ye the Democrat to
PEABI. TOOTH POWDEK
ed as the boßi- detilifricl
areatn-vea the teeth, hardens
breath; ami, containing no
is perfectly haruileas, and
Bat udvuntag.i. Sold by all
60 cents per bottle.
,S THE STOUT.—Froai all |
ILON'S VITALIA OR SAL
IR come p -tiring in. All
» down before it. A year
rketable. Tbe ladieß siy It
perfumed toilet water, and
11. Nothing else reproduces
mo of tbe hair.
JS KID OI.OVE CLEAN
in be quickly and repeated
.1 to new; even wlien bully
y restored. It la easy of ap
y freo from uny odor. For
cy goods dealers. Price, lid
IB OPTiMSJ, is a dressing
required; purely vegetable
softenß, Icnprovea and been
us the roots, md gives It a
or silo by all druggists
-This celebrated physician
c MONUMENTAL HOTEL,
services will find him. He
der ef many CELEBRATED
nelr discovery to his lnvtn
"AUNT JOE" ON TIE RAMPAOE — SBE
ENJOINS THE LEGISLATURE.
To the Editor of the Stale Journal:
I have picked up the following political
curiosity, said to have been put in circula
tion by "Aunt Joe's" tea-party in the
south east corner of the Custam-House.
Our Republicu.ii friends residing in Rich
mond and its viciulty, always supposed
that this venerable spinster aud her satel
lites confined the limits of their "iniitua
admiraiion society" to the Cu-tom-Hous
officers and their "going man," Mr. Porter
It seems, however, that our party here
abouts is mistaken, for no "pent-up Utic
contracts" her skirts, and she spreads her
self l liu.-ly :
Ricbmomd, Va., Jannary 20th, IS7I.
The following resolution was unauimomly pa-r.ei
by the Reputilican Eiecutive Comnfltteo of t
Third OonnTess'onal District of Virginia .
Rssolved, That the Republican members of th
Legislature oe respectfully reive led not to endor.
or algu any recommendat.ona lor office iv the Thr
Congressional District, nntil tbe parties applying fo
such recommendation, have been eii'loieed and r
commended by the local committee of the Republ
em pai ly, heli-ving that this is the only, or the best
way to avoid confu.ion and diaconl between the par
ty organization, arid th. Individual member, thereof.
J. M. 11l MPHRI vs,
Cha'rman Congreß.ional Committee.
W. T. Biilbt, Aea't rlec'y.
Well, that is "rich, rare and racy," ai.d
its impudence is only equalled by the
ignorance aud stupidity displayed in its
"get op." Our "Aunt. Joe" thrjws herself
around the Legislature and gathers the
members thereof to her tea-party 1
Verily, the Republican party has come
to a fine pass, if its leading members can
Ihe talked to in this way by a spi osier, a
cheat aud a demagogue ; and the Republi
can members of the Legislature unques
tionably feel highly complimented by this
"special order No.'l" from Aunty's head
A "Congressional Committee" that has
done so much for the parly should have i
the marked attention and obedicnct of the
Hepublicaus of our section at country.
That "Committee" made our State success
ful (in a horn) in 1869, and in our last
election sacrificed the party in Riclmioud
10 elect Porter. It has succeeded in di
viding and distracting our Republican I
fneutis, aud tbe party is "growing smaller
by degrees and beautifully less" under tie
care ami auspices of "Aunt Joe" and her |
admiring beau, Mr. Porter. Alter acco a
plishiug all this, I think 'the Committee"
ought tn have leave to retire from its field
.of labor; and I believe that no member of
the Legislature can be found who will have
any hesitaucy iv responding, "None or
Hon. John P. Lewis, j
Halifax Ciuntv, Va , Jan. 20, 1871 |
To the Editor of the State Journal :
What egiegious mistakes We sometimes
make about the character of our fellow
beings,—especially when those fellow be
ings are public men, and belonging to dif
ferent political organizations from our
own. Into how many and foolish errors
of opinion do the party journals of the
day lead their credulous aud unquestioning
readers. For instance, a man becomes a
Republican, and, although he may be able
to point to a life-long devotion to her in
terests, tho papers, at once, pronounce him
false to Virginia, and au unthinking or
cruelly prejudiced people shout "ameu."
I have been led to these aemarks by what
I have lately read in the Conservative
newspapers regarding the Hon. John f.
Lewis. Why, Iknow the man, as I tell
my Conservative neighbors, and there is
not a truer man on earth than John P.
Lewis. His brave championship of what I
be believes to be the right, whatever its
present odium, and his tried and perfect
loyality to Virginia, are acknowledged by I
all who really know him. "But how can 1
he be true to Virginia, after having so be
trayed her ?" How has he betrayed her 1
Well, by becoming a Republican 1"
a, ha I You may yet learn that the old
tate will be a thousand fold happier and
ore prosperous under a Republican I
eadersbip, than Bhe ever was under Demo- I
atic rule. " But be decerned us." How 1
By turning Republican after he was
ected." Not so. He was a Republican I
lefora you had a Conservative party ; you |
oted for him as an avowed Republican on I
our ticket for Lieutenant Governor ; he I
as elected to the Senate as a Republican,
nd tf any body was deceived —toAi'cA /
c oubt — you deceived him. This charge of I
( eception has often been made, but every I
ne knows tbat Walker and Lewis ran aa I
epublicans—that thire was no Couserva
tve party in the field, and that when
Valker became, as he has, C mservative,
, 080 F. Lewis remained what he was, a
epublicau. You voted for him thinking
t iat he would turn traitor to his own
>art,y, —he did not, — and sj, aud only so, I
te deceived you.
"But, being a Republican, he is neces
sarily untrue to Virginia" Ah I now I
iat slavery is abolished, negro suffrage a
zed fact and a dead party issue, aud
ectssion a bitter thought that makes v.
-rind our teeth at Democracy whenever
we think of it, the Republican party has
othing in it antagonistic to Virginia's
ighest and best good. And I tell you,
my friend—my Conservative-Democratic
riend—it wont do to call a man false to his
State because he wout join the Democratic
arty I 'John F. Lewis was rai.-ed au Old
iine Whig—was taught to hate Deino
racy; and there are many 0 ! d Line
Whigs in this State, who, remembering the
past aud all its woes, would, like Lewis,
I oin the Republican party iv preference to
)emocracy. When a man calls John F.
Lewis false to Virginia, he forgets that
that brave Virginian, wifh an ancestry
which the vainest F. F. V. might well be
proud of, and witti a record of fearless loy
alty, can leply, like the old Scotch chief
aiu, "Ipress my heel upon my native heath I
My name is McGregor t"
Johu F. Lewis is au honest, fearless
man. It is true be has not the oratorical
i avers of such men as Sumner and Trurn
tull; but he has just as fine natural abili
ies as mai>y who are ambitious to fill his
ilace, and a great deal more honesty to
>ack it. Integrity and incorruptible loy
alty are more needed now by tbe Southeru
States than fine speeches and parliamentary
tact. Congress will be more apt to re
spect tho former than to listen to the lat
ter. Northern Senators may be wan by
the pursuasions of au undoubted hdnesly
of purpose, but they will not surrender to
either equality or superiority in debate.
Congress, at present certainly, is cot an
appropriate arena for the exhibition (of
Southern oratory. A Fbuhd.
Police Court. — The folluwiDq; canes
were disposed of by Police Justice White this
Richard Smith, colored, charged with steal
ing- clothing from Charles N. Booker, was
Levi Kauiti'-'a, waa charged with having in
his possession five grates, the property ol W.
H. West, knowing ihesatne to have been stolen.
Caae continued till Friday morning.
H. N. Dyson, colored, waa charged with
carrying concealed weapon* an I acquitted.
George Kichardaon, colored, waa charged
with being a vagrant. Committed to jail.
John Randall, colored, waa charged with
"lsmbasting" the child of Elizabeth Prior,
and the latter charged with trying to pound *■ cl
otherwise physically manifest herself on Jim
Randall to get even. John was lined $2 60, the
others let off.
Martha Bradley, colored, charged with being
Iruuk and disorderly and throwing rocks at
Iniiemm Jackson's domicil. Sent to jail in
elault of security.
Jim Kidd was charged with emulating the
oaring lion by threatening to eat up Mollis
Smith, and was fined a dollar for his exhibition
Wallace Allen, colored, charged with aa
aulting Henry Lewis, a amall boy. with a
whip. A witness testified that Wallace gave
be boy a most unmerciful licking, there being
nobody to prevent him. Fined $5.
Inter/sting to Insurance Agents. —The
following decision of the Commissioner of f ■ -
ernal Revenue, will be of intereat'to insurance I
ThiASUBT Dr.PS»*"M«IIT )
Orno. -i bnaaaaL R vinds >
Wa oinoton, lanuary 7.1871.)
Sir—Mr. W. L Cowardin, president of the Vir
ginia Fire and Marie. Insurance Co>-pauy ot Rich-
Bund wrote »n the I4th tliatanr to thia office to rhe
ollowlng purport: Mr. a. W Richarda.u. a clerk
ii hia em loy on a salary, bus been aaae-B>-d a. au
n.urinrei ent. and he (the writer) reirards bucli
isaeaomeat as improper and i:rjit-(, nnd appeals tn
hia office. Aa Mr. t'owar llu la referred to you, you
arc r que'te'l to rnvealg it- th-j caae If the r.lera
i; .li .■ .- .ri hi* procured or negotiated insurance,
■r i-oni-niaai'in for orher coinpr-naatiou, he lnuai be
egarded aa an inaur..nc.e agent, c.en though 'h.i
oii-riMii ■■:■ haa IH. v in tho f-rni eta stipulate.)
Mr. Cowardin oxpreßß*a hia doubt whether the law
ould have -'deogned to iuc-udo derka, pieai<leut
nd aecrc-tarir-1 of iueurancec.ompaiiios. aa laavitaaaa
gents, "yen thonirh they should ao icit or seek hu.i
esa for their compauieß." Yo i will pleaae ahow'-lm
hat the law makoa hu excepti' na othe than th- se
n the 'Bt and 2d pr vis-on. of paragraph 28, ot sec
iou 79 of the act ot June Solh, 1.61, a- amended.
Kdwln II Smith, Commlastoner.
Aai-eaaor lid Diatrict, Richmond. Va.
James River Granite Company. —Th'
Secretory of the Commonwealth received for
ecnrd to day a copy ol an act of incorporation
granted by Judge vTrlford, of the Circuit
curtof the city of Richmond, tn the Jaiueß
River llranite company whoa-- business ia to
quarry granite, to manufacture the same into
auitable shape for building, paving and Otaar
purpoaes, and such other busineßs as may be
neces*«ry for the proper disposition thereof.
The capital stork of the company is to be riot
less than $25,000 nor more than $250,000,
divided into shares ol $100 each. Thu quarry
is in Cheatertiold county, and the principal
office of the company will be in Richmond
The offic'-ra of the company are President, W.
H. Quincy, New Yoik ; I reaßurer, Albert
Ordway, Richmond ; Superintendent, Abra
ham Rutbwell, Richmond ; llirectora, W. H.
Quincv, W. C. Conner, New York ; A. Ord
way, George Dick. A. Rothwell, Richmond.
Loan and Trust Company — -\ charter
incorporating the Nelson Loan and Trust
Company, of Welson county, Virginia, was
received and recorded in the office of (he Sec
retary of the Commonwealth. The charter
waa granted by tbe judge of Nflson circuit
court in vacation The object of this company
ia to encourage economy ami accumulation in
a community which has heretofore and might
otherwise continue to distribute its discounts
between city banks, which in the exact pro
portion that it serves to enrich those banks, it
exhausta the monetary wealth of the county.
The capital will be not less than $10,0110, nor
more than $200,000. The piincipal office of
the company will bo at Livingston, Nelson
county, Virginia. The following officers were
Ri to manage the affairs of the company
t the first year; S. H. Lowry, president;
Hubbard, cashier ;C. T. Smith. W. D.
, James Pettit, Stephen T. Dillard, Win.
yne and J. R. Peeblea, directors.
Fires and Alarms of Fires —On Satm
day night, about 9 o'clock, an alarm of fire
liauaed by the discovery that the upper
of the framed tenement on the southeast
-of Broad and Fifth streets, occupied by
iebermuth aa a cigar store, waa on fire,
i caused by a colored girl upaetting a ke
i lamp, which aot fire to and burned a
;, which filled the house .with emoke and
] the alarm,
tut \ x /i o'clock yesterday evening, an old
v on tbe vacant lot on Bacon'a Quarter
■li, known as the "old government lot,"
it on fire by some mischievous person and
preme Court of Appeals. —To-day all
dg-a present save Joynea.
keley va. .Smith —Appeal from the decree
i diatrict court of Fredericksburg denied.
Seeley's administrator vs. auditor of public
accounts—Appeal allowed from the decree of
tbe circuit court of the city of Richmond.
Lewis McKenzie va. the Potomac ferry com
pany —Appeal from the decree of the circuit
court of the city of Alexandiia allowed
Eweo V 8 Curtis -Appeal allowed from a
decree of the corporation court of Norfolk.
The Lynchburg usury cases are adII under
argument to day by Mr. Kirkpgtrick.
Dismissed for Want of Jurisdiction —
To day in the United States Circuit Court,
Judges Bond and Underwood presiding, the
case of Colgate k Co., va. John Rhea £ Co.,
after long argument of distin ui-hi <l counsel
on both aides, was dismissed for want of juris
Th» defendant in tho case waa one Guitave
I, raner, who, it was claim- (1. wis a partner o
the New York hoUjc of Rbea k Co. during
the late war and at the same time a Con
federate major or quartet matter. The effort
in the case was to make 1. raner liable for the
indebtedjess incurred by Rhea & Co. during
The Theatre—R"*« ami Harry Watkirm
who on their former visit to our city, made ■>
favorable an itnpreaaion, will commence a brie
season at ill" Richmond theatre to-night, sup
ported by the splendid stock compaoy of th
National Theatre of Washington The open
ing piece will be the thrilling drama of
"Trodden Down ; or, Under Two Flags." As
Mre. Uharlea Howard in other day s, Mrs. Wat
kins waa a great lavoi ite in Richmond ; and as
time haa dealt kindly with her, her fresh fea
tures and atill youthful voice will carry all
who knew her then back again to the pleasant
memories of those happy tin.es.
Return of a Richmond Oantatrice —We
are pleased to say that one of Richmond'a
fairest daughters, remarkable no less for "the
soul of booh," than for rare personal charms,
has returned to Richmond, after having
achieved decided artistic sqecessea upon Metro
politan boards, in difficult operatic role*. She
had received many offera that were tempting
from some of the principal opera houses of
Europe, but the present war in France pre
vented their acceptance; yet, in the sunny
clime of her origin, she will one day make mu
sical the fame ol her native Richmond.
Pardoned by the President. —Jesse Gro-
San, who was convi ted iv the United Statea
istrict Cou-1 ior thi.* district at the Novem
ber term, 1869, for i iolation of the Internal
Revenue laws, and se iten:ed to the Albany
penitentiary for one v 'ar ad to pay a fine of
one thousand dollar?, having served out his
time, and being unable to pay tbe tine, baa
been pardoned Ir the President. The aame
waa forwarded .o him on Saturday by tbe
United Statu Tsputy Manual of this district.
Took to Their Heels. —About half-past
ana o'clock laat night, policeman Michaels dis
covered a-viral fellowa lurking- auspiciously
ahnut the alley leading to Thomaa W. Tignor'a
iron smith store. He pAafter them, and they
ran up Locust Alley, dropping- in their flight a
"jimmy" and several files, with which, il tbey
bad nut been interrupted, doubtleaa an exhi
bition of burglar's skill would have heen made.
Tignor ia averse to having hia guns and pistols
"go IT 'in any bat the usual way.
Accident —Testerday, about 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, Mr. B. A. tlazlegrove, a well
known citizen, while taking a buggy ride on
tbe Mechanicaville turnpike, and on reaching
a point between Howard's Grove and the toll
gate, hia horae became frightened and started
off at a break neck speed, throwing hlm-out
and causing severe injury. He waa found some
time afterwards and taken to hia home near
the New Market.
Sent to the Penitentiary —William A.
Raines, who wailaid and shot Mr. James B.
M-ore, of Prince George county, near Wike
fl Id a few nighta ago. killing Mr. Mnnre'i
horae instantly, waa tried at the term of Prince
George court last week, convicted, and sen
tenced to tin* State penitentiary for seven
yeara. He waa received in thia city on Satur-
Temperan'-e, Meeting — A puWic tem
perance meeting will lie held at the Sidney
Methodist church, this evening, at 7JaJ o'clock,
under the auspices nf Mation Division, No; 6,
Son. of Temperance. Sister divisions and the
lio gem-rally ure cordially invited to at
Mr. Cuswhil, the lecturer nl the National
don of North America, will apeak on the
tnete.enih Grattan —Tins new law
contains "reporta of caaea decided in the
cmc Court of Anpeals and the Military
t of Appeals nf Virginia," by Peachy K.
tan, and embraced oases decided "from
ber 1, 1808, to July 1, 1870 " Il is
led for the State by Ch-mmitt k Jones,
bound fur the same by Randolph k Hug-
It ia a valuable book lor a lawyer.
a'timor* ant llnhmond — The boats
ing between this city and Baltimore are
(ing thither Ur/vr freights now than they
at any similar period for six years past,
trade betaeen thia and the Monumental
is growing daily, and the uud i standing
een the merchants of the respective cities
s to beexc. Ileot.
'ns fir 1870 Diiiiiicr last yoar the
manufartur-d, at its gaa worka at Rock
Sfty-teveD million eight hand .-I and sev
.lo- mil six hund'ed and sixty-one cubic
of gas and p-iid on the saiue in internal
nue tax to the government of $11,661 60.
'ersonal —Among the dht.iotfuiphid
ibi ra of the bar from a disrance in attend
■on ihe Supr-me C -urt ol Appeal., tnav
lentioned S Fe-gua-ou Beach, ol Alexin
. Mr. Kn kiiitrick, and Judge William
iel, of bvnchhuig.
he Wnithe.r — Biuce yesterday the
her has undergone another change. To
th- clouds in- mv ky. dark, and lowering,
there is every indiraiiou of a ami* ItorSl
rcoata aro comiortable, and good fires
"rent's Re'vh. Un unwholesome lucahta
ort distance denvn James river, is at pre
lecciviog iho attentions of the mud ma
%• Giivmimr, to-day, appointed E N
Doofftl a oomiiiissionei' of deeds Jfor Vir
a in Cam is
,11 1 .Ilkl. o. ,
Er.LKY-I'EAV'.—():i t'-e evening of Januir
, at Dttion-ststlin M. H. Church, hv th. Itev. B.
'oodward, 080 IK it Kr.LI.-.Y in Misa Ca.-Hli-.
only cil'ighter of John l'eny, Esq., all of tht.
-ucUburg an.i .-tnuiitoii papers pleiiso copy.
HIBHAM—BTAQO—January 19'h, at the real
dance nf Mr. TUnmoa S agj, Ch .lie. Cir.y c aUQty, Va,
by Itev. (leo. C. Van lerahre, It. H. QKESHAM, Esq.,
I'ti.JiMi.uid, to Misa LIZZiK STAOU, of Charles
ed in the city of Norfolk, after a short illuis., I
am JOHN KLYNN, ngud nbout4o years. The
aied waa wtP knnwu in thia city, where he has I
ral relitivea and many frtcruils who will regret!
ear ol hia oca h Captain rlyun wa3 a soldier
i. Confederate army—a member of the Norfolk I
aid artillery—failh'ully perl nue I all his duties, j
won the i - i.fi.l.-iife aud estee of both officer!
men He waa for a number of ytara a member
lie United Fire company ol Norfolk, and .o I
111 wa. tie prz-il among ihem that Ihe onttre de I
meut of i1i..1 city and Portunoiith uuit-d in
ng i tribute ol rsaaiot to his remains by escort- I
theiu to their last re-ting place W>- will I
aay that our de;eased f.-ie-ud was without fault ;
his hurt waa generous id true, aud he ever re- I
nled to th-.-ci iv distress, no matter who it was I
nee. Ed assi-tance, with gnat liberality. 11. I
maulj, brave and true of tb.eatrlc-.test in lgrlty I
honor—a man that waa indeed a true friend, in I
ni reliance could be Implicit!* placed. He ... I
ff-ctirnale brother and wor hy citizen ; and iv I
y tela iou of life straightforward, Bincere lad I
Mt His rt mima weie buried iv i-iniuo-d cem I
y. Norfolk, where they now rip- se iv that ele-p j
'No round can awiik-- them to glory again."
ajj-v.,rf,,ik i-n ra nlea.l eoi ,■
111 lt»PI ait.
8 W YORK. ~jfcT
lillll STEAMSHIP are! •■ "*, Iff
dr. U. UPTON, Oal'rMH Rc.BSHTI, will
ha f at Hockerts on TUESDAY, January
'. M. Freight received until 4P. 11.
ticket-, 18 00 I
iltorpaanage apply to
D.VIO J. BURR. Preailent.
No 124 Main ■ le. ...
DOMINION STEAMSHIP >~ •T. iffy?
'S elegant sole-wheel -<3s<7WlJ(aJ||l"«.
WYaNoKB Capll'ii rlntian'. will leave
at Kockeit* ou XUKSUAIi, January 24th,
•iceivod uutil Monday night.
iTi keta 20 00 I
lit or paaaace. apple to
JOHN iV IVY.iTT, Agent,
No. 3 llovernor Btreet.
uUillt:ii.< 1.-v-.irl'l . I10«.—RAl Kl.r,
c Benetil of the Widows aud Orphans ol I
WOK Wo. IM, Evnsci.no
ti 6, 40, 9, a, 1, 70, 65, 01. 77,3.
TION.No 13". ■toaaTIM li
Ga. :li 18, id 1. 10 6;. 61, J, 33, 1»,
By hand,at Richmond, Va., ihis'ild day I
Hiro, C.Q. TOMPKINS,
Ol" RAFt'LK can be purchased
W. I. I'lll.V'V. a- Hie Rr.nch office, No
i -ii et 'me door ro ttilo
l-.c.'i' i.i.l' Ul.MlSl or. -iv BOKA,
l-J, TABLE, Lh-Tlfß I'RESiB, C'lAia*,
* Apply al, No. 1114 Main ttroet.
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OPOeALI Will IM r, ..id nri-ii
M , Maidi 1,1171, to hi II I) 4 BHIIi.K
btIVKR I, twseu Richmond a-..1
r. Va. Bidaara rupicated on three kinds
BtM of arclie. to be built of James river
lios of arches, to be built of mixed mi
v, i. a. i brlek.
ren Bupe-atructiire oa gtanlts piers,
served to reject auy or all bids If not sat- I
her Information, apply to the undersigned. 1
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No. Illtl I welfihatraet,
■ 'I?.—ai-j ouenaviugTTTnr
i 'id it toiLelr
to send a statement ot their case to
•at Law * '•" thi Ooirt I
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THE I.AST SORTIE FROM PA.HI 9.
DEFEAT OF THE FRENCH ARMT.
GENERAL TROCHU DESIRES AN ARMIBTICB.
The Prnislana Decline to Grant It.
A TRUCE OFFERED THE FRENCH TO COLLEOT
TnElll WOUNDED AND BURY THE DEAD.
Reported Etcluiivety for the State Journal.
London, January 23 —An official dia
patch from Versa'lli-s, containing informa
tion with reference to the sortie made
froiiiMount Vnleiien 'in Thursday last,says
about 40 French battalions were engaged,
besides a considerable force of artillery.
The whole movement was faintly ex
ecuted, and. in a manner that indicated a
great degree of enervation and a lack of
that vigorous and martial spirit which
characterized most of the previous soi'ti.M
of the besieged.
A heavy aitillery fire fr'm the guns of
Fort Mount Valeneu offered protection aud
iavo additionil advanti);es to the Freuch
tro >ps for suci'ss in tleir attempt, but,
notwithstanding the propitimsness of the
movement and the heavy obstacles wh>cn
were thus opposed toany ressranee which
the enemy might off-r, or did offer,
■he French troops were totally repulsed
after a brief and exceedingly sr-vr.re «u
--rfanemt'nt. The loss sustained by the
Preach in this acli >ri was considerable—
ovr-r SGO unwoundel prisouers fell into the)
nands of tin: Piussians, besides several
jiieces of ordinance
The Prussian tro>p-< suffered but little
iv the eus> itfement, heiug will protected
from the attack aud the fi <■ fiom Mount
Va'erien by the ixce lent potion of their
works, trie guns of Which no id to the
enemy's fire in a rapid and effective man
ner throughout the action.
This sortie was direcied chiefly again.t
the German positions at Vahneady, Una
trogiM and i»i Cloud, the primary and
chief oh] ct • ■ ii n to Sever 'he commUDica
usmi of iio- German forces, at these pojt.is
with the main Herman army at V isaille.-.
On Friday, toe day succeeding the soy
■ie, a courier was received through tbe
German hue witli a message frota General
Trochu to headquarters at Versatile! Tl i
::,ess,i,ie proved to be a proposal by Tro
cnu for an armistice. The entire propo
sition, however, was couched in such
terms as were considered altogether ineli
jible by the Prussian King, and a refusal
was transmitted accordingly
It is undeisto id, h .w«v- r, tl a f authority
has beau granted to the advanc-d posts of
tlm Prussian army to graut a local trtue, ii'
desired by the enemy, for the purpose of
allowing them an opportunity of collect
ing their wounded and disposing of their
Another Sortie Erpectett—lnsubordi
nation Among l lie French Troops.
London, Jan. 23.—Versailles advices
Stat* that owiutr to the heavy fog wbicli
prevailed ou Friday military operation*
were much delayed. The enemy's guns
were entirely iuactive during the day.
A massing movement of the Freuch
troops was observable near Fort Mont, Va
leren at a later part of the day. From
general indications in that.vicinity, another
Bonie is considered imminent. *
The piisoners captured in the recent
sortie, also state that au attack will prob
ably be made at an early date. They
state that insubordination has not been
uiifreciuently seen of late iv the ranks of
the National Guard; that the men evinco
a stroug disposition to fight, evidently
considering the bombardment insurmount
able aad the struggle a hopeless one.
A rumor obtaius iv German quarter-i
that General Trochu has been severely
wounded, but what truth is attached to
the report is not knowu.
The 2d German army corps have left
Verseiiles eu route for Dijotj. They aro
destined to reinforce the command of Gen.
Yon Werder, aud assist him in driving
Bourbaki and his command across the
frontier into Switzerland.
London, January 28.—Advices received
in this city, state that tbe lower house of
the Bavarian Chambers has accepted the
new federal treaties proposed by Prussia,
by a vote of 102 agaiust 38.
Bordeaux. J iv. 23—Mr. Gcmhetta ar
rived at a French seaport town iv the dc«
parturient of Et ViUame, on the English
Channel from Havre yesterday. After a
brief stay in the town, he left via steamer
Reported Excluuively for the Slate Journal.
Washington, January 23. —In the Sen
ate, Senator Sumner presented a lesoluliou
from the Legislature of Indiana, directing
its Senators to vote against Dominica pur
The judiciary committee report in favor
of the Conservative Senators Hill aud
Miller from Georgia—Miller first to have
his disabilities removed. The minority
report in favor of Farrow and Whiteley.
In the House, a bill was Introduced by
Mr. Starkweather providing for a commis
sion to determine the Alabama claims
By Mr. Pi ice, of Georgia, granting lauds
11 and in t' c construction of the Atlantic
and Gre U W stem railroad. Many other
important bills were pretested.
DR. L. CONUDON, tin- luillan phlaid tn, claims to
huve successfully treated quite a number of patients
In thia city, and we hoar of tho.. who testify to toe
fact. It ia fortunate that theie are nmny physician!
with different Byatc-ma ot practice for the cure of
almost endless diseaaee. Tho Doctor ia confident of
the merits ol hia mode of treating the sick, and
invites thoae affl.cted to consult him and judte for
■ themselvea of his ability to cure. Tie rau be found
' at hia office in Manchester, next to the post-ofllce,
i and may ho "interviewed" during the -ivy or evel
. lug. .
"LOVE HIDES A MULTITUDE OF FAULTS."—
But it fails to paint the pale cheek, to gladden the
heart or conceal the disease that ia lurking aud
making rapid inroada upon yondei lajHt) declining
female beauty I Her wan features are bedewed with
ttara. her pulse is feeble and her duydresm-i are
Slewing dim, as night wiih its heavy pa.! of gloom
settle, upon her Uow II Can she not ha restored I
! Tl B. Health, with all it.- enticing charms and leau
: ties, will send a thiill tf loj through lior feeble
trame, by the use of English Female Bittsrs, wuic* .
! are advertiisd in wether column. Qo thou aad buy