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and has the whole trade of the Atlantic |
coast "in a sling"—thanks to the assistance
of Mr. Moncure Robinson and Mr. Peter
V. Daniel—will be in town to-morrow, and
then the lobby of the monopolists and
obstructionists will be complete. Thei r
four grand divisions will all be in line
armed, equipped, rationed, and well sup
plied with the sinews of war. The battle will I
probably commence to-morrow, or, may [
[ be, this evening. In actual war it is usual
to preparo battles early in the morning
just before the break of day j but in railroad
warfare, operations are carried on "by ways
that are dark," and the assault is made on
the outer-works, under cover of the
night,—in hotel parlors and private rooms.
To show how completely we now are at I
the mercy of these foreign adventurers
from New York and Baltimore, let the
facts bear witness. A few months since
Captain Alexander set on foot an enter
prise which received the warm sympathy
and support of our merchants. It was
the establishment of a new lino of steam
ers between Richmond, via Norfolk, and
New York. It was to be a Virginian line,
and the boats were to be built hero.
I Our citizens subscribed liberally, and
! the line wbb started. As time was re
! quired to build substantial steamships,
i other boats were obtained in New York
I and put on the line, and at the same time
! the construction of tbo steamers was begun
■ opposite Rockettsat the old ship-yard, and
one of them is fast approaching comple
! Well, our "Citizens' line" commenced
operations. But what was the result ?
I The managers wero confronted at City I
Point and Norfolk by Commodore Mc
! Cready, with the keys.of both those ports
jin his hand, and ordered eft". They applied
in vain to obtain freight either way, al- '
I though offering to carry it thirty per cent. !
' cheaper than the Old Dominion line. Mr. I
Robinson informed them that Commodore
McCready had a contract with the Sea
board and Roanoke road for all the freight,
whether to or from New York, that passed
over that line. And so tho " Citizens'
line " —a Virginian enterprise—could not
get a balo of goods to finish out its cargo ;
from these Virginian ports 1 Comment is
The strongest and most conclusive argu
ments in favor of the direct line of road
running North and South, through Rich
mond, that have yet appeared, was
advanced by the Enquirer yesterday
morning, and should convince every un
prejudiced mind that the real interests of
the State demand the granting of the
charter asked by the Alexandria, Frede
ricksburg and Richmond road. It says:
But let us pause and look into the facts
as they stand, and have obtained ever
Bitice Mr. Moncure Robinson secured the
control of tho Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomao road, and the ownership of
the Seaboard road. How many car loads
of freight have come during that time
from the Carolinas and Georgia ioto Pe
tersburg and Richmond ? Why is it that
the tonnage table of the Petersburg road
which connects with tbe railway connec
tions of those States at Weldon, show such
miserably small figures ? Why is it the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
way and through freights are but little in
excess of the local tonnago of the Norfolh
and Petersburg road? The answer ra»y
be found in the editorial columns of the
Whig in the days gone by, and it is that
Moucuro Robinson holds the key which
locks the door to through traffic. We ap
peal from Philip to-day to Philip of tbe
Traffic ou the through Northern line is to
be stopped before it reaches the State and
diverted to New York and Baltimore by
lines owned by individuals, not our peo
ple, because it might, perchance, pass
through her territory, thus forbidding to
all her cities, save Norfolk, a chance to ob
tain even tho chance of a nibble.
The very sight of a train of freight care
would so gladden the eyes of the people
of Caroline and Spottsylvania, that they
would petition the Governor for a thanks
giving day. |
Apply this principle to tho Chesapeake
and Ohio road, and to that grander im
provement the A., M. and C. road, and
where would they be in eight and forty
hours thereafter ?
Is there no other interest to be subserv
ed but Norfolk's ? Was the A., M. and O.
road authorized for her benefit alone ?
But if so, is she all of Virginia ? Will she
claim that all and everything shall be
closed up to her sister cities of Petersburg,
Richmond and Alexandria ? Are they
not entitled to a chance to the yield of
those magnificent trade marts reached by
the A., M. and 0. road ? The recent au- j
thority afforded .that road to extend a !
branch into Richmond will answer. Are
they not equally entitled to share with
Norfolk the trade of the Carolinas, and
Georgia, and Alabama, of which they have
never before tasted 1 And shall poor
Fredericksburg and Alexandria be forevor
left out in the cold ?
The trade and traffic to which this capi
tal, and her sister city of Petersburg, un
der equal chances, are entitled, are
iwitched off at Weldon, not to be stopped
In Norfolk, but to swell the receipts of a
Now York s'.eamship company, or to feed
the insatiable appetite nf the Bay steam
ers. 'Tis well to cut off this trado in
j North Carolina—to pass it over a road in
I which our State or people have no inter
est^—to ladeu ships owned hy Now York
ers, whose power to defeat the efforts of
Norfolk to establish a direct European
trade is boasted. Rut 'tis treason to pass
it through our Eastern cities, who, per
! chance, might, in the transit, pick up a
ciurub ; and through the ancient and hon
orable oity of Alexandria, where more
crumbs might be secured, because the
bulk, which tbeir capacities could not
RICHMOND. VA.. TUESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 7. 187 i-
A KENTUCKY CONGRESSMAN MAGNIFIES THE
-LORIES OF THE MINNESOTA ME
TROPOLIS OF THE FUT-ni'l.
In the debate of the Houso of Repro
t santatives ou tha St. Croix and Bayfield
Fourth Kentucky District, indulged in
some amusing comments on Dtiluth,
which, as a bit of broad fun, will bo en
joyed by tbo friends as well as tbe foes of
Duluth! Tho word fell upon my ear
with peculiar and indescribable charm,
like the gentle murmur of a low fountain
stealing forth in tbe midst of roses, or tbe !
soft, sweet accents of an angel's whisper j
in the bright, joyous dream of sleeping
Duluth I 'Twas tho name for which
my soul had panted for years, as the hart
panteth for the wator-brooks ! [Renowed
laughter.] But where was Duluth ?
Never, in all my limited reading, had
jmy vision beea gladdened by seeing the
! celestial work in print. [Laughter.] And
i I felt a profotmder humiliation in my
ignorance that its dulcet syllables had
never bofore ravished my delighted car.
[Roars of laughter] I was certain tho
draughtsman of this bill had never heard
of it, or it would have been designated as
one of the termini of this road. I asked
my friends about it, but they knew noth
ing of it. I rushed to tho library and ex
amined all the maps I cuild find, [[laugh
ter.] I discovered in one of them a deli
cate, hair-like line, diverging from the
Mississippi near a place marked Prescott,
which I supposed was intended to repre
sent tho river St. Croix, but I could no I
: Nevertheless, I was confident it existed
somowhere, and that ita discovery would
[ constitute the crowning glory of tho pre
-1 sent century, if not of all modern times.
[Laughter.] I knew it was bound to ex
ist in the very nature of things ; that the
j symmetry and perfection of our planetary
system would bo incomplete without it
[renewed laughter] ; that the elements of
material nature would long since have re
j solved themselves back into original chaos
; if there had been such a hiatus in creation
as would havo resulted from leaving out
Duluth. [Roars of laughter.] In fact,
sir, I was overwhelmed with the convic
tion that Duluth not only existed some
i where, but that wherever it was, it was a
great and glorious place. I was convinced
that the greatest calamity that ever befell
the benighted nations of the ancient world
j was in their having passed away without
a knowledge of the actual existence of
Duluth ; that their fabled Atlantis, never
seen save by tbo hallowed vision of in
spired poesy, was, in fact, but another
name for Duluth ; that the golden orchard
of the Hc.periduH was but a political syn
onym for the beer-garden, in the vicinity
of Duluth. [Great laughter.]
I was certain that Herodotus had died a
miserable death because in all his travels,
and with all his geographical research, ho
had never heard of Duluth. [Laughter.]
I knew that if the immortal spirit of
Homer could look down from another
heaven than that created by his own
celestial genius upon tbe long lines of
pilgrims from every nation of the earth to
tbe gushing fountain of poesy opened by
the touch of his magic wand, if he could
be permitted to behold tbe vast assemblage
of grand and glorious productions of the
lyric art called into being by his own in
spired strains, he would weep tears of
bitter anguish that instead of lavishing all
the stores of his mighty genius upoa the
fall of Ilion it had not been his more blessed
lot to crystallize in deathless song, tbe
rising glories of Duluth. [Great and con
Yet, sir, had it not been for this map,
kindly furnished me by the Legislature of
Minnesota, I might have gone down to my
obscure and humble grave in an agony of
despair, because I could nowhere find Du
luth. [Renewed laughter.] Had such
beon my melancholy fate, I have no doubt
that, with tho last feeble pulsation of my
breaking heart, with tho last faiut exhala
tion of my fleeting breath, I should hive
whispered, "Where is Duluth ?" [Roars
of laughter.] But, thanks bo to the benif
iceucy of that band of ministering angels
who have their bright abodes in the far off
capital of Minnesota, just as the agony of
my anxiety was abouttt culminate in the
frenzy of despair, this blessed map was
placed in my hands; and as I unfolded it a
resplendent scene of mailable glory opened
before me, such as I imagine burst upon
the enraptured vision of tbe wandering
peri through tbe opening gates of paradise.
[Renewed laughter.] There, there for the
j first time, my enchanted eye rested upon
the ravishing word Duluth.
This map, sir, is intended, as it appears
from its title, to illustrate the position of
Duluth in the United States; but if gen
tlemen will examine it, I think they will
concur with me in the opinion that it is
j far too modost in its pretensions. It not
only illtistrates the position of Duluth in
the United States, but exhibits its relations
with all created things. It even goes fur
ther than this. It lifts tbe shad owy
veil of futurity and affords us a view of
the golden prospects of Duluth far along
tbe dim vista of ages yet to come.
If gentlemen will examine it they villi
fiod Duluth not only in the center of the
map, but represented in the center of a
series of concentric circles ono hundred
miles apart, and sonic of them as much as
four thousand miles in diameter, embrac
! ing alike in tbeir tremendous sweep tbe
fragrant savannas of (he sunlit South and
the eternal solitudes of snow that mantle
the ico-bouoded North. [Laughter.]
j How these circles wero produced is perhaps
ono of those periodical mysteries that the
most skillful paloologist will never he able
to explain. [Renewed laughter.] lint
the fact is, sir, Duluth is pre-eminently a
central place, for I am told by gentlemen
I who have been so wreckless of their per
sonal safety as to venture away into those
awful regions where Duluth is slip;, ted to I
bo, that it is so exactly in the center of the
visible uuiverse that tho sky conies down
at precisely the same distance all around
it. [Roars of laughter.]
I rind by reference to the map thai
Duluth is situated somewhere near the
western end of Lake Superior, but as tin re
of intellectual frost-work, more intaugib
than the rose-tinted clouds of a summ
sunset; one of those airy exhalations o
the speculator's brain which I am told a
ever flitting in the form of towns and citi
along these lines of railroad built with gov
ernment subsidies, luring the unwary se
tier as the mirage of tho desert lures tl
famishing traveler on, and ever on, until
fades away Id tha darkening horizou, o
whether it is a real, bona fide, substantia
city, all "staked ofi," with the lots market
with the owners' names, like that proui
commercial metropolis recently discovers
on the desirable shores of San Domingo
[Laughter.] Hut, however that may b
I am satisfied Duluth is there, or there
about, for I see it stated hero on this ma
that it is exactly thirty-nine hundred ant
ninoty miles from Liverpool [laughter]
though I have no doubt, for the sake o
convenience, it will be moved back te
miles, so as to make the distauce an eve
four thousand. [Renewed laughter.]
Then, sir, there is the climate of Duluth
unquestionably the most salubrious ant
delightful to bo found anywhere on the
Lord's earth. Now, 1 have always been
under the impression, as I presume other I
gentlemen have, that in the region around
, Lake Superior it was cold enough for at J
least nine months in the year to freeze the
smoke-stack off a locomotive, [Great
laughter.] But I see it represented on
this map that Duluth is situated exactly
half way between the latitudes of Paris
and Venice, so that gentlemen who have |
inhaled the exhilirating airs of the ono, or
basked in the golden sunlight of the other
: nvty see at _ glance that Duluth must be a
i place of untold delight [laughter,] a torres
tial paradise, fanned by the balmy zephyrs ,
of an eternal spring, clotheel in the gorge
. ous sheen of ever-blooming flowers, and
vocal with the silvery melody of nature's
choicest songsters. [Laughter.] In fact,
sir, since I have seen this map I havo no
doubt that Byron was vainly endeavoring
to convey some faint conception of the
delicious charms of Duluth when his poetic
soul gushed forth in the rippling strains of
that beautiful rhapsody—
" Know ye the land of the cedar and vine,
Where the flowers ever blosaom, the beams ever I
; Whore the li_ht wings of Zephyr, oppressed with
| Wax faint o'er the gardens of Gul in her bloom ;
; Where the citron and olive are fairest of fruit,
And tbo vo,ce of the nightingale never is mute ; j
Where the tints of tho earth and tho hues of tho
In color though varied, iv beauty may vie ?"
As to the commercial resources of Du
luth, sir, they are simply illimitable and
inexhaustible, as is shown by this map. I
j see it stated here that there is a vast scope
of territory, embracing au area of over
two million square miles, rich in every
element of material wealth and commer
cial prosperity, all tributary to Duluth.
Look at it, sir, [pointing to tho map.]
; Litre are iuexhaustabla mines of gold,
I immeasurable veins of silver, impenetrable
depths of boundless forest, vast coal mea
sures, wida extended plains of richest pas
turage, all, all embraced in this vast terri- I
t-rjr, which must, in tho very nature of
things, empty the untold treasures of its
commerce into the lap of Duluth. [Laugh
ter.] Look at it, sir, [pointing to the map,]
I tlo not you see from these broad, brown
lines drawn around this immense territory
that the enterprising inhabitants of Du
j lnth intend some day to inclose it all in
one vast corral, so tbat its commerce will
be bound to go there whother it would or
not ? [Great laughter.] And here, sir,
[still pointing to the map,] I find within
a convenient distance the Pisgan Indians,
which, of all the many accessions to the
glory of Duluth, I consider hy far tho most
j inestimable. For, sir, I have been told
that when the small pox breaks out among
the women and children of that famous
i tiibe, as it sometimes does, thoy afford the
| finest subjects in the world for tho strateg-
I ical experiments of any enterprising rnili
j tary hero who desires to improve himself
liv the noble art of war, [laughter;] espe
| cially for any valiant Lieutenant General
'■Trenchant blade, Toledo trusty,
For want of fighting has grown rusty,
And eats into itself for lack
Of somebody to hew and hack. - '
And here, sir, recurriug to this map, I
j find in the immediate vicinity of the Pie
gans "vast herds of buffalo" and "immense
fields of rich wheat lands."
[Here the hammer fell.]
Muuy cries, "Go on !" "go on !"
The Speaker—ls there any cibjection to
tho gentleman from Kentucky continuing
his remarks ? The Chair hears none.
The gentleman will proceed.
i Mr. Knott—l was remarking, sir, upon
these vast "wheat fields," represented on
this map, in the immediate neighborhood
of the buffaloes and the Piegans, and was
about to say that the idea of there being
those immonse wheat fields in tho very [
heart of a wilderness, hundreds aud hun
dreds of miles beyond tho utmost verge of
civilization, may appear to some gentle
men rather incongruous—as rather too
great a strain upon the "blankets" of ve
racity. But, to my mind, there is no dif
ficulty in the matter whatever. The phe
nomenon is very easily accounted for. It |
is evident, sir, that tho Piogans sowed that
wheat there and plowed it in with buffalo
bulls. [Great laughter.] Now, sir, this
furtuuate combination of buffaloes and Pi
-.'4 ins, considering their relative positions
to each other and to Duluth, as they are
arranged on this map, satisfies me that Du
luth is destined to be the beef market of
Here, you will observe (pointiug to the
map,) are the buffaloes, directly between
the Piegans aud Duluth, and hero right on
the road to Duluth, aro the Creeks. Now,
sir, when the buffaloes are sufficiently fat
from gra.ing on those immense wheat
fields you see, it will be tho_ easiest thing
in the world for the Piegans'to drive tbem
on down, stay all night with their friend-,
the Creeks, and go into Duluth in the
morning. [Groat laughter.] I think I
Me tiit:::i now, sir, a vast herd of buffaloes,
with tbeir heads down, their eyes glaring,
(bail nostrils dilated, their tonguesout, and
their tails curled over their backs, tearing
aVig toward Duluth, with about a thou
sand Picgutis on tbeir grassed-bellied po
nies, yelling at their heels 1 [Groat laugh
ter.] On tbey come ! And as they sweep
iho Creeks they join in the chase, and
the way tbey all go, yelling, bellowing,
ripping and tearing along, amid clouds of
In the stock-yards of Duluth ! [Shouts of
Sir, I might stand hero for hours and
hours, and expatiate with rapturo upon
the gorgeous prospects of Duluth, as
depicted upon this map. But human
life is too short, and the time of this
House far too valuable to allow mo to
linger longer upon tho delightful theme.
[Laughter.] I think every gentleman on
this floor is as well satisfied as I am that
Duluth is destined to become the commer
cial metropolis of the universe, and that
this road should be built at once. I am
fully persuaded that no patriot representa
tive of the American people, who has a
proper appreciation of the associated glories
of Duluth and the St. Croix, will hesitate
a moment to say that every able-bodied
female in the land, between the ages of
eighteen and forty-five, who is in favor of
"women's rights," should be drafted and
set to work upon this great work without
delay, [ftoars of laughter.]
Total amount of deposits for the month, $759,911.02
Total amount of drafts fur the month, 675,054 08
Gain for the month $114.856 94
Total amount of deposits 63
Total amount of drafts 16,107,601.20
Total amount ifite depositors. $2,250 525.43
The Richmond branch is in a very pros"
perous condition, antl is daily growing in popu" i
iarity with the laboring classes, who comprise I
nineteen twentieths of- the depositors. Tho
cashier, Mr. Spencer, says in his return for
tke month: i
Notwithstanding the holiday season commenced iv j
December, and many aro compelled to tlrawgon their ■
savings for support, ninety-three (93) new accounts
have f.onii openod, aud ._...;. i pained in deposit* dnr- ,
iu_ tho month.
The advantages of our bank to the laboring classes
have boen fully shown by the experience of this
wintor. Many, before Ihey tried the Pavings Bank,
spent all their earnings, and when winter and no
work came, they had nothing to fall back upon. j
We anticipate that example and experience wi'l |
largely increase our depositors when the people shall
have fairly got to work again.
The total amount of deposits at this branch
to December 31st, $58,183 88 ; total amount
due depositors, $85,4,15 97. ';
The Democratic press throughout the South
are constantly alleging that tha colored people j
are thriftless and improvident as a class. As j
figures don't lie—you may draw your own in- j
Terence, gentlemen. !
Police Court. — The following cases
were disposed of by Police Justice White this
James Hill, colored, charged with unlaw
fully and violently assaulting Robert Watson
with a pair of heavy iron tongs. Sent on for
John Finn, charged with assaulting Martin
Wells, and with creating a disturbance in the
First. Market. Fined $5.
William Suiter, Charles Devineand William
Bennett, charged with being drunk and dis
orderly and abusing the police while in the
discharge of their duty. Fined $1 each. j
Mingo Cards, colored, charged with being
a vagrant and having no visible means of sup
port. Committed to jail. !
Bradford Robinson, colored, charged with
stealing iron from tbo Chesapeake and Ohio
railroad company. Discharged.
Washington Thomas, colored, charged with
being the father of an illegitimate child and
refusing to maintain the same. Sent on fur
John Chesterfield, colored, charged with I
stealing coal from Talbut & Co., required was
to give security for future good behavior.
William Kelly, charged with being dtunk,
and using obscene language on the streets, j
was tin, H _9
was ~r, v ...
P. O. Simons, charged with being a vagrant :
and having no visible means of support, was
William Morton, colored, charged with re
sisting tbe police in the discharge of their duly.
The Death of Little Holmes. —Yesterday
we briefly noticed a fatal accident which oc
curred on Sunday afternoon while a number
of boys were playing with a turntable at the
York River railroad depot, resulting in the
death of William 11. Holmes, twelve years
and two months old. Wo since learn that be
was a most estimable boy, the son of William
and Ella Holmes, who reside at No. 10 Twenty
third street. It is due to the bereaved family,
called to bear this severe affliction so suddenly,
to st.it.. that this excellent boy had been a
regular pupil at the Sunday school, which he
bad attended tbat day, and promptly and
cheerfully recited his lessons as usual; and it
is surprising to all who knew him to learn that
he was at that place at the time of the fatal
accident. The funeral took place at 3 o'clock
this afternoon, and was attended by the
scholars of the Sabbath school of which he
; was a member, and numerous sympathizing
friends and neighbors, who were anxious and
active in expressing their condolence wilh the
bereaved parents and family. j
The I'hiUipps' Concert. —The Bale of
tickets for tbe concert at St. Alban's Hall on
Thursday evening next, commenced this morn
ing at the music store of A. E. Ambold, No.
920 Main street. Those who desire to secure
available seats should attend to the matter at
once, as they aro being rapidly taken up.
Personal. —Rosa VVynana, the Baltimore
millionaire, is on a visit to Richmond, and they
'/,, say that he is accompanied by a retinue of
capitalists and railroad men, who have been
attracked here by the invitation of the Whig,
so generously extended to Bismarck Garrett, to
como down and take charge of our railroad
affairs. The game is getting lively.
Photographs of "that little church
iround the corner" can be obtained to-day
from any ot the book or newspaper storeß.—
Tbe incident that gave this little edifice the
pleasing and satisfactory notoriety it now en
joys is so well known as to need no recalling.
Hustings Court. —Frederick Roach, for
felony, has been tried, convicted and sent to
tho penitentiary for live years.
In Emma Brown's case a nolle prosequi wis
entered, and prisoner discharged.
The indictments against Maria Gardner md
Ben King were ignored.
Hurt Himself —An old colored man
named Jabez Nutt fell off the top of a wagon
load of straw today, about noon, while driv
ing down Governor street past the Richmond
house, and broke his skull by contact with the
oobble stones. The blood flowed profusely.
The accident gathered a large crowd. The
aged sufferer was cared for.
A Hint. —A chap who used to lout
around a certain sanctum, received a bill from
tbe editor amounting to one hundred and
thirty dollars. In astonishment the fellow
made his way to the office and demanded the
items. He got both instructions and a hint
on being told that it was three months' "real
Ftour for Rio Grande. —The Piritiah
schooner Impulse, Curtis master, entered at
Ihe Custom House on yesterday from New
York, for the purpose ot receiving a cargo of
flour for Rio Grande de Sul. This looks en-
Accident. —On Sunday evening If
young man by tbe name of Morris Werner,
was seriously wounded in the right fore-arm
by tbe accidental discbarge of a small pocket
pistol. The accident occurred on Broad street,
The recommendation of tbe committee on
streets generally-, that certain parties be re- I
liered of the culvert tax, wis agreed to.
Tho recommendation of tho same committee }
thit Bink, from Ninth to Twelfth utreot, be
p3v.li, wis also concurred in.
Mr. Strauss, from the finance committee, re
ported an ordinance amendatory to the ordi
nance concerning the levying of taxes. Order
ed to be printed.
It hiving been resolved to dispense with the
two hand engines now in use, and furnish the
companies using them with two smaller steim
engincß than those now in use, because belter
adapted to heavy grades, on motion of Mr.
Sloan, the following resolution waa adopted :
Resolved, That an appropriation of not more than
$5,001) be. and tbe same le hereby, appropriated for
, tlie purchase of two steam fire engines, and that Mr.
j Horace Edmond Is hereby deniirnated to act as
machinist in conjunction with tlio committee od lire
dip i, tnient ; subjecting theengines so purchased to
Mi* I,- !s necessary to secure perfect safety fn regard
tobuil.r«,_c. ' *
A resolution of thanks to the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad, Phila
delphia, Wilmington and Baltimore, Baltimore
and Ohio, and Camden and Atnboy railroads,
for free transportation and other courteslei
shown the committee on the Are department
to and from the city of New York, wn
The ordinance to amend the ordinance con
cerning city gauger and inspector was laid on
Sundry petitions were presented and appro
On motion of Mr. Kent, the City Auditor was
inetructed to report to tho Council, at its next
meeting, the cost of the Board of Health for
the year 1870.
| A communication from the Chancery clerk,
in relation to compensation for furnishing lbs
| Council lists of ttansfers of real estate during
tbo year, was relerred to the committee on
| Mr. Hoggins moved that $1,000 be appropri- I
ated to St. Joseph's Asylum, iv monthly in
stallments. He aaid 65 orphans are now sup
ported at this institution. The Council unani- I
in■ .ii-I v voted in favor of the appropriation.
Five hundred dollars was appropriated to
repair Byrd street, in the vicinity of tho Pe
The report of tha police justice for the month
of J ttnutry was received, lie collected $227>_
for fines during the month.
The Council approved tho bond of the grain
measurer, Mr. Apperson.
I A number of bills, properly certified, were
i ordered to be paid.
Mr. Wynne laid before the Council a com
munication from the Chesapeake and Ohio
; railroad askiDg theexchango of apiece of land j
; for a small portion of Pollard street. Referred
to the committee on streets generally and tbe i
i The Council finally solved the controversy !
with the Tredegar vVorks, which has excited
considerable feeling among tho workmen of
that famous manufacturing establishment, and
J tbe mechanics of the city generally, by adopt
ing a resolution permitting said company to
I transport cars as heretofoi c, under certain con- j
ditions and penalties, until July next. The
agreement secures the city against loss from
injury to the streets, and is satisfactory in the I
main to the company.
I An Interesting Marriage Incident. —On
Sunday last, at the Monumental church, which
a ands upon _tbo site of tho theatre tbat wn
destroyed in 1811, after the close of Dr. Wool-
I bridges eloqueut sermon, to the surprise of the
congregation, a young ana handsome couole
approached tho altur unattended. The gentle
man stated they belonged to the Academy of
Music theatrical company, and had come to
| Dr. W. not being of the Sabino school, and
rather admiring the ancient Koman simplicity j
of the thing, instead of referring the anxious (
couple to the "Little church around the cor- j
ncr," proceeded to perform the "funereal ore- I
mony," and soon united them fast in Hymen's j
happy binds. We rather like the way the i
thing was done-. That pair were evidently I
marrying for their own benefit and not for mere j
grandeur. There was no long array of it
tendents, or display of bridal tto3Suau, and we !
believe they will feel just as happy as if their j
weddin. had been as grand as that of the I
' Expenditures. —The City Councfl held a j
meeting last night and made the following ex- I
penditures of the people's money, viz: People I
relieved from culvert tax, $300; paving Bank |
street, $10,000; two steam lire engines, $5,000;
Bt Joseph's Orphan Asylum, $1,000; repairs
of Byrd street, $500—total, $10,000. The I
city exchequer is in a very depleted condition.
Inebriate Asylum. —The proposition of
several eminent physicians to establish a State I
Inebriate Asylum, is mentioned in the morn- !
ing papers. It is not original with them. Dr.
j Petertield Trent, about twelve years ago, made
a similar attempt. He proposed to buy
tioddin's old tavern for the purpose. The j
project fell through.
In the Supreme Court of Appeals to-day,
Judges Moncure, Joynes, Christian, Anderson
and Staples were present. Kracker vs. Shields
was beard on argument by George Wise for i
Shields. Davis' ex'or vs. Davis and others,
appeal from aecreo of Circuit Court of Greene
j county allowed.
j Recapture of an Escaped Lunatic. —
Yestetday the police arrested a colored man
who proved to be an escaped lunatio from
Howard's Grove. Ho was returned to that in
! The Law Building —Mr. Henry L. Pi ■
louze, type founder of this city, has purchased
! the "Law Building" of Shipworth Gordon,
j Etq., of Baltimore, lor $5,500.
Slush. —A chaugo in the temperature
by the State, un account of tbe construc
tion of tbe Covington and Oiiio railroatl;
to amend the code o' Virginia in relation
to bail iv criminal cases ; to amend the
i codo concerning commissioners in chance- •
ry ; to amend the code filing the hours i.l
business for the clerks of tho courts (recinn
ir_m_-_ not to pass); to amend the ole
concerning security for costs of suits,
(recommended not to pass); to amend th,
code in relation to lauds of person- under
disability, (recommended not, to pass )
In tht- House, bills were reported to in
corporate! the town of Luray ; to incorpo
rate Ihe Otter Bridge Company ; to amuud
tho act for dividing counties into town
ships, so as to repeal the provision that r,o
part of a town of five hundred inhabitant*
shali be included lo a township; to regu
late tlie taking til fish for the purpose, of
manufacturing oil or manure.
■Senate bill to ameud the charter of the
city of Alexandria (previously recommitted
and reported back), wta taken up out nf
its order and pasted.
The utifint.lieif business Mil the con
sideration of the substitute for the bill to
amend tho code in relation to chain g
offered by Mr. Jackson, that gentU-iM
proceeded to advocate his substitute, which
he did at length and with considerable
Ho wis followed by Mr. P. K. .1
(colored! iv an able and feeling argument
iv favor of the substitute, aud ag.iiu-'
original bill, which ha pronounced an in
f.imutand inhuman measure, cah'u'.td
to degrade the huiiian race, particularly
his own. Pending remarks by Mr. Mu
ni opposition to the .ur-g'i tt'e, 'he
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Reported Exclusively for the Slat* Journal.
Paris, February O.—A decree signed by
the ministers hero has been promulgated,
.nulling the Gambetta decree on electoral
isabilities. It maintains the supreme
uthority of the Paris government, and
declares that elections shall be unrestricted.
t is believed that neither the government
of national defence, the Red Republicans,
nor the Imperialists, havo auy chance of
carrying the elections. The public favor
a moderate party, aud condemn the weak
ness of the government, and complain tbat
hey were not consulted on the capitula
ion and armistica.
The burgomaster of Brussels has gone
Jules Favre has resigned the ministry
f the interior, but will remain minister
of foreign affairs.
London, February C—A Paris letter
of the. 31 states that DorioD has assumed
he portfolio of Public Works, temporari
y, during the absence of Manquin, and
bat Ferdinand Horold succeeds Jules
Tavre, who has tendered bis resignation.
The official journal of Paris' says no
conditions of peace have yet been dis
cussed. The elections in Paris have been
I postponed until the Bth.
Paris, February 4 —Intense suffering
prevails hero. Huudretls are dying daily
of starvation. The food received is whol
j ly inadequate.
Versailles, Feb. 5— Tho Herald corres
pondent has arrived from Paris. He re
[ ports the city now quiet and the people
really satisfied with tho armistice Some
j attempts to pillage were made on Sunday,
but the disorders were soon checked by
the National Guards, many of whom,
however, filled their own pockets. The
streets are constantly filled with disarmed
Mobiles and sailors; tho latter retired
j from the forts with great reluctance.
The commandant of Montrouge has
, committed suicide.
..Crowds of French peasantry attend
! daily on the bridge of Neuilly, in hopes
of being able to pass the Prussian out
posts, but without success.
The price of provisions has not yet
Of the 100,000 horses origin illy in Parts,
66,000 have buen slaughtered for food.
Tho delivery of arms has been com
menced nt Severn, and is proceeding ra-
The exchange 01. wounded prisoners is
: progressing to-day at the gates of Versail
| London, iAib. 6.—The Standard stales
] that General Ijeaureguard has notified a
! large number of Confederate officers to be
ready to come to France in ce.se hostilities
hould he renewed, and that many aro
iow iv London, waiting orders.
Bonbay. Feb. o.— Tho forces of Synde
,'hookc have captured the city of Muscat.
, 1 sT> i'
From St. Homing, and Iliiytt,
Iteported Exclusively for the Stale Journal :
Kingston, Feb. G.—Advices from San
.omingo state that Cibral has been driven
o the Ilaytien frontier, aud his troops are
n a bad plight. A fresh attempt has been
made at a revolution in Hayti, this time by
tecklivea aud the adherens of Salnave,
who are reported to be marching on Port
Confirmed.—The Senate yesterday con
irined the nominations of Judge Alexander
lives, Col. R. W. Hughes and A. S. Gray,
Esq , as Judge, District Attorney and Mar
tial for the new Western District of Vir
ginia. We are not apprized when the
oil! t will be organized.
— ' •**' ' ■
A Good Sign.—,Judgo Kelly, a lladical
member of Congress, from one'of the Pbil
dolphia districts, yesterday took occasion
o remark in the House that he was op
osed to any further land grants than such
s might be necessary for the construction
of the Gieat Southern Pacific railroad. He
further remarked that the South was en
tilled to this favor from the government.
It gives us much gratification to see this
evidence of an improved spirit and temper
ioivimis the South from such a quarter.
Ii niiiids au additional evidence of a re
tiiraiog sense of justice and friendliness at
the North. Judgi Kelly has hitherto fol
lowoii his party in all its ultra measures
for the humiliation of our people, and his
c ibiration yesterday was quite an agreea
ble suiprise to ue. Thit.gs are evidently
working more favorably for a real pacifica
iou.and if Mr. Kelly's example is followed
t will not be long before tins President
vill see his invocation, ''Lot us hive pence"
realized.— Petersburg Courier.
The South will yet find that tho Repub
ieatis are her best Irieuds.
"_V_JtYfcioud_h_s ils silvery liuitijf,' aui .„ry
entitle coinplaiut its cure iv K. F. B.
liU_ 80UTUISKN A-WKJIATIOjT— RAFFL*.
lor the Benefit of the Widows ami Org-aim of
he Southern Stutes.
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Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 7th da>
f February, 1871.
SIMMONS* CO, C. Q TOM-KINS,
CIiItriFICATER OF RAF.I.R. can lie pnrchim.
Rom Cunt. W. 1. OABN _V, at the Branch „ffice, No
, Eleventh street, one door from Mafu.
By .lames Brown, Aiiiitioneer.
•%/f ORTOAiIKK.. ■__■ OF ONE TWENTY
_TI H-&-- POWER PORTABLE ENUINE.
By virtu* of t m irtglgl execu'ed hy Orriu North
in I Obi* I ..unbar, oo lUs 13th day of April, ls7o,
i tho Slate ol .New York, act duly recorded ia the
mtings Court of the city of Iti, Inn md, fo.- th*
•enefit of Henry M. Ames, I shall, as attorney In
i,l ~! sail Arail, proceed to sell 'I'ilF. TWKNrY
IO,.BK POWER PORTABLE STEAM ENGINE
ouveyeil by Raid mortgagees, ou
THURSDAY, THE 9iu DAY OF FEB'Y, 1871,
t 1 o'clock P. M.. at my Machinery Yard, oil Tell* h
treet, between Main and Cary. in the city of Rlett
lon I, ut publlo aontiou, to the hiirheat bidder, for
a-li sU-totsnt to ray the enionnl due, principal and
merest; and the balance payable at t_s_ times is
le dor-rTS 1 iiiyin.'i't will t„ll due ni,,1,-r said ruort
■ r neipal and interest; mild de*'err.-,f payment*
, tie secured by negotiatie poles, wilh approved en
qt**i-, lien to be retained on said Kngls*, for
R A. DAYTON,
Attorney lo Fact.