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POBLIBHKI) DAILY—(B-ndnyi Excepted
It. W. UI_.~tIB»
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR,
At -I»J_ Mai*. _--••», Richmond, Vn
The JOURNAL Ii served by the carriers tot'i ell
..crlberi in the City *t Fir-v Oiß-s pir Moh-h.
Single copies la wrapper* Thru Cm--.
Pries for Mailino. — Three month* $1 76; *ix
months $3 00; one year .6 00
The WEEKLY JOURNAL will be mailed to *_t>
scribers three month* for seventy-five cents; all
months,"'! 00; one year, $2 00.
pRAHD MAECIUE-RADII 11H.1..
MONDAY, THK 20TII OF FEBRUARY, 1871,
AT ASSKMniaY ___-_-)
Eighth atroot, between Grace and Franklin streets.
Preparations have been made to mako this the
grandest affair of th* season.
Tickets to be had through th* recommendation of
the members ot the society, by Messrs. A. Botielur,
No. 1538 Main atroot: B. Helnrich, No. 908 Main
•treet; John F. Kohler, No. 715 Broad street ;H.
Weniel, No. 419 Broad street—the Commltteo of Ar
rangements, fell—St —11,18,20
A OADEMY OF MUSIC.
JAKE BUDD Manager.
THE ONLY rI.ACE - Ot AMUSEMENT NOW
OPEN IN THE CITY.
RE-ENGAGEMENT of tbo GREATEST ARTIST
that havo ever appeared iv this city.
The LARGEST COMPANY ever concentrated within
the walls of any Variety Theatre iv the South.
IMMENSE ATTRACTIONS THIS WEEK.
ADMISSION, 25 conti; Reserved Seats, 50 rents ;
Gallery, 10 cents. fe 6—Ot
on Eighth street, near
corner of Franklin.
and SATURDAY NIGHTS
at 8 o'clock, and MON
DAY, WEDNESDAY and
at 4 o'clock.
ADMISSIOIt, with use'
of Skates, 60 cents. Children, miller I*2 years of ago,
26 cents. A package of 12 tickets, $3 00. Ladies
will only he charged 25 cents at tho Afternoon As
semblies. MUSIC at night
City and Town Rights forsalo. Address, for par
ticulars, DRANE * GLOVER,
Ja 27—tf Richmond.
TjlOR NEW YORK,
TheOLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP '
COMPANY'S olcirnnt side-wheel I
steamship NIAGARA. Capt. Couo
berwharr, at Rocketts on SUNDAY, )
at 7 o'clock A. M.
Freight received until Saturday nig
Fare $12 00
Stoerago 8 01)
Round Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or puttee, apply to
JOHN IV. WYATT, Agont,
fo 11—It No. 3 Governor street.
REPUBLICAN MEKTI.VO— Tliitb will bo a in .t-
InR of Madison Ward Republican Club TUBS
DAY NIGHT, i'trb'y 14th, at 8 o'clock. A full I
attendanco «f tho members of the "Ward is desired,
us business of great importance will be transacted.
JAMES It. CHRISTIAN,
fo 11—3t Secretary Vfaril Club.
DEDPOIVD & IVES'
(lato of tho Spolsw.-ioil Hotel)
CORNER OF MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREIITS,
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
A PARTNER, with a capital of $250 or $300,
in a NEW and WELL-PAYING BUSINESS.
For funlior iufol mation apply to the OFFICE of
this paper. ja.l—ts
OOUTIIKRN STEAM DYE IIOUSE.
A NEW FRENCH DYE IIOU3E
as ho.m opened in this city, where Ladits and Gen
tlemen can havo thoir
GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
DYED AND CLEANED,
J and delivered in twenty-four hours notico
D. 11. BLASCOW, French Dyer,
Ja 21—ly Sll Broad Stroet, noar Third.
flTTggfoi "~_cuSiSr~ ~™ M usicfi
No. BIS Main Stb-.t,
No longer of the firm of Marsh - Pollock, is now
prepared to serve his I'riendß and the public gone
BUE-T MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my now establinh
ment. JOHN MARSH,
no 12-1 y SlB Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
DRUGS AND Bl X, llllll.MKS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS,
respectfully announce that they havo removed to
their now and spacious btore, (diagonally opposite
the old stand,) Hr.uth went cornor Sixth and Bread
Btroets, and ofl'or lor sale at lowest market rates, a
full and complete stock t.f DRUGS. MEDICINES,
CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUN DRIES, OILS,
GLASS, -C. Buying only of first-class importing
and manufacturing houaes, v>c can guarantee bu.11.
--feitiou in price, purity and quality of goods.
Orders shipped promptly.
• 12—ts JOS. N. WILLIS.
rpHK BRIDAL CHAMBER.
Essays for Young Men, ou great SOCIAL
EVILS aud ABUSES, wliiidi interfere with MAR
RIAGE—with sure mtaiis of relief for the erring
and unfortunate, diseased and debilitated. Sent free
of coatrgo, iv scaled onvelopcs. Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, No. 2,S Ninth Street, Philadelphia,
Pa. ja 10—3 m
BUTLER'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE is not a thing
of yesterday, got up to guli the unwary and pal
money i II the pockets of tho prnpriotor, It hftfi stood the
teßtof time. Ilaviuir l.otiu i_ the market over thirty
years, its very name will recall to many who aro now
the respected beads of families, tbe hitl yen days of
their youth, with ali its joys and Borrows; It is still
the same; infu'laldn iv its optratitm; a Brecific reme
dy for youthful indiscretion and lolly; a true friend,
tis for sale by all druggists. Price, $1 per bottle.
/KLERK'S OFFICE, HENRICO COUNTY.
Tho Board of Supeivisom of Henrico county will
meet at the Court-llonae ou Vt'EUNI SDAY, Februa
ry 22d, 1871, for tho purpo.o uf layiug the levy for
All persons bavin..' clitima ag-inst said county will
present them iv Hepiirnte items, _pr_iti.-„ily 'made
out, and verified l.y affldivit. All claims to be ui
dresac. to the cleik of the Boaid.
By order oF the Board:
feO—Ct WM. J ANNABLE. Clerk.
NOTICE TO HEIRS AT LAW—A family named
QUlDOTcitnio from Switzerland ab.uit thirty
years ago and Hettlt-il in Vligirrn. Tho last one of
the nam.-, it >..nil.: lariy.it is Mippi.-ial, died about
nine years ago. It is important lo ascertain in wini
part of Virginia tlin .aid family lived and died,
and whether they left tiny units at law. Any per
son who will luritish the subscriber with tho noces
sary iuforniatii.ti iib to tlu, retldtaM mid deaths of
the Quiilot liiinily will be mltably rewarded.
CHARLES I. I.UDWIG,
Vice-Consul for Sweden and
Norway nt Richmond, Va.
All newspni .ts in Viigfbift oopylng this notice
and Bonding tha paper to m will be enrittod to tl-u
ble their advertising ml. s ..i. it.y i......\ ii.g t1,., in
formation necessary. fo 7—3 m
9U)c Walln BMt Jottmoi. \
\\ftL t & r SE;* ! tKCHMONT) VA... EVE STING,. FEBRUARY 11 • 1871. VOL* HI. ■ NO. 84. \
burning 9 tatc gouvrntl
Settlement of Our Difficulties with
The President on Thursday sent a mes
sage to Congress in reference to the settle
ment of our pending difficulties with
Great Britaiu, growing out of tho Ala
bama claims aud the fishery questions in
which he enclosed the diplomatic corres
pondence, between the two governments,
through Secretary Fish on the one side,
and Sir Edward Thornton on the other.
This correspondence, and the message of
tho President, as well as the paragraph in
the speech from the English throne, de
livered at about the same momeut, in re
gard to the relations existing between tho
two countries, give the gratifying assurance
that our outstanding difficulties arc at
length iv a fair way of friendly adjustment.
Tho conclusions arrived at by tho two
governments, through their respective
ministers, originated in a proposal from
Lord Granville for a joint high commis
sion to meet at Washington for the pur
pose of treating of and discussing tho
mode of settling the question as to the ex
tent of tho rights belonging to the citizens of
tho United States and her Majssty . sub
jects ou tho coasts of her Majesty's posses
sions in Nort'a America, and other ques
tions affecting the relations of tho United
States to those possessions. In reply to
this proposal the President suggested, as
essential to the complete re-establishment
of friendship between the two nations, the
adjustment of the difference which aroso
during the late civil war, "growing out of
acts committed by several vessels, which
have given rise to tho claims generally
known as the Alabama claims," and pro
posed its reference also to the joint com
Lord Granville accepted, with a proviso
that all other claims, both of British sub
jects and citizens of the United States i
arising out of acts committed during the
recant civil war, bo similarly referred;
and to this proviso the President gave his
assent, suggesting, howover, that tho high
commissioners shall consider only such
claims of this description as may bo pre
sented by tha governments of tho respec
tive claimants at au early day to ba agreed
upon by the commission, Tho appoint
ment, of members of the joint commission
by the respective governments will com
plete this important preliminary. There
can be no doubt that the great mass of the
people of this country are interested iv the
preservation ofthe most friendly relations
with Great Britain, and the courso agreed
upon not only opens tho way to a
thorough, equitable and honorable settle
ment ol all differences, but rebukes the
spirit that would keep alive the fires of
resentment, and foolishly imperil peaceful
progress and development.
The President has nominated as commis
sioners on the part of the United States
Secretary Fish, Judge Nolsou, ex-Attorney
General Hoar and Senator Williams, of
Oregon, aud a cable dispatch states that
Earl De Grey left England yesterday for
Washington, as president of the commis
sion on tho part of the British government.
The President submitted tho diplomatic
correspondence to the Senate in executive
session, together with his message making
the foregoing nominations. An extended
debate ensued as to the immediate con
firmation of the nominations, Senator Sum
ner lea ling in the opposition. Tho whole
proceeding, otherwise, however, says the
Baltimore Sun, is in the rational spirit
which should actuate great and civilized
nations in the light of this nineteenth
century. The Queen, iv her speech at the
opeuiug of Parliament, expresses hope in
advance of a satisfactury settlement of all
questions with this country.
The Channel of Commerce. —A rail
rjad that shall lessen the timo consumed
and tho money spent in going between
Richmond and Washington, is a want of
the people at both ends, and along the
line, that must ba supplied either now or
at some future but not remote timo. That
the inclinations of the people tend in that
direction is just as evident as two and two
mako four. It has always turned out,
sooner or later, that what the people want
they will have. It has been well said:
Modern commerce is mathematical. Given
the latitude and longitude of departure
and consignment, aud a right line pro
duced between them, whether by land or
water will be the channel of commerce.
Any attempt to divert this trado by com
peting lines making any anglo at all will
be a failure. The hypothenuso of any
trade triangle will carry the commerce;
tho chord of auy arc will supersede the
We admit into our columns, a commu
nication from Mr. Hughes, who seems to
be a Democrat, giving the other side of
the silly controversy which has been raised
in Goochland. Wo trust this will close
the conltes, as our columns aro too
valuable to bo devoted to these petty
■q.abblea, We think • little giving way
oa both sides would havo a more salutary
effect in restoring peaco and good feeling'
and put an end to thjs constant war. The
Republicans may bo lo blamo in many
cases, but if tho Conservatives were a little
less proud and resentful, and would show
a more peaceful disposition, there would
be le;s eaute for trouble. Tho rights of
all must bo equally respected.
:h, will leave
The Sf.i.ma "Daily Reporter."—Wo
welcome this revived jmrusl to our
exchange list. It i.-i edited fej Mr. Jiuiies
P. Armstrong, u_sistctl by It. B. linker,
__"_., anil shows much journulis-tic ability.
During and beforo tho war it was one of
the best papers iv Alabama. It Ml a
victim to the flames in 1805, during Gen-
Wilson's raid ; and now, after a lapse of
six year 3, rises Phcenix-liko (that blasted
bird again !) from its ashes. The present
leading editor and proprietor was an
apprentice in tho old office, and considers
that ho has legitimately fallen heir to tho
name and fame of the cinderous ruins.
The new paper is liberal in tone, and,
typographically, presents a very handsome
and business-like appearance. We wish
the eutorpriso success.
* Freezing tho Convict*.
Would it not bo well enough for tho
Legislature to proceed to hold a grand
inquest over the convicts in tho peniten
tiary who were almost frozen to death
lately while laboring on the Chesapeake
and Ohio railroad. It is said ti whole
gang of them were recently so badly fro
zen that it is probable thoy will be dis
abled for life. Thoy were at once conveyed
from the cars to the penitentiary, and
nothiug further has been heard of them.
Ia freezing to be inaugurated along with
the whipping-pjst, in our humane efforts
to reform criminals ? Humanity would
substitute burning at the stake.
_ I— *t>
Letter from Goochland.
Goochland, C. EL, February Bth, IS7I.
To the Editor of the State Journal:
I observe iv your paper of a recout date
a letter over the signature of "Gooch
land.r," in which the writer refers to
another over the signature of "VV," in
which letters tho writ.rs claim to portray
"the terrible political status of this coun
ty," to give an account of, what they are
pleased to call, a political persecution of a
private citizen of this county to impeach
the integrity of tho "Great Graud Jury"
for finding this indictment, inaugurating
thereby an intense excitement which these
new fangled political prophets proclaim
will result in bloodshed, and intimating a
purpon on tho part of the instigators to
gratify a base revenge for apolitical defeat.
Now, Messrs. Editors, when you allow
your columns to be used to cast -itch
aspersions upon tho character of a people,
I think we may reasonably ask you to
open them to a reply. If the " political
status of this county" I* so deplorable, pray
let these gents tell us who caused it? HOW
did it come about ? Is it bccanie wo have
low, incapable men in offlc- 1 If so, who
put thorn there? Have these correspon
dents forgotten that the lUdicul party is in
an overwhelming majority in th* county
and in every township V Could such offi
cers have gotten in except by radical sup
port ? But perhaps thoy mean that the
body politic hero is so corrupt as to be in
capablo of fair, honest dealing. Now it is
too well known, that iv every political
contest in this county the radicals have
come off victorious, and if any villainy is
upheld by the decision at the polls, then it
must have been borne off in triumph upon
radical shoulders, and not ours, for they
defeat us in our aims. Now, sir, I believe
the colorod poople of this couuty, when
left to their impulses, mean well, aud if we
could chase the political vagabonds of this
county who seek to sow discord between the
white and colored people of this county—
which they prophesy will end in blood
shed— then, I think, "the political status
of this county," will be great'y improved.
As to "tho political persecution," the
facts are these : At tho November term
of the county court tho grand jury, com
posed of twelve white and six colored,
made a presentment upon the testimony of
about a half-doz-3n gentlemen. At the
January terra last a nolle prosegui was en
tered on this, and an indictment, setting
forth moro formally the same offence as in
ths presentment, was sent beforo tho grand
jury with about the same witnesses as bo
fore, and they returned it a true bill. Now,
I leave it to any fair-minded man to say,
that if a lie is out, or a "base", political
prejudice is sought to ba gratified, who is
guilty of it; whether it is upon these half
dozeii witnesses and thirty-six grand ju
rors who spoke upon their oaths, or upon
these gentlemen who wrilo newspaper par
agraphs under assumed names ? Those
gents failed to give us a singlo fact upon
which they found so gross an assertion
upon those concerned in this "perseeutiou."
We have their baro assertion and nothing
else ; and that, too, against tho oaths of
these grand jurors and witnesses.
Considering these articles iv your paper
disgraceful efforts on the part of these cor
respondents to assail the integrity of ths
people of this county, when on their oaths
as witnesses, jurors or officers, it is not my
purposa to go beyond these correspondents
and iv vindication of tho poople of this
county. These gents failed to tell us how
it appears that this matter was founded on
political prejudice only, and not upon good
causo shown. If a white man's political
opinions are such as to render him odious
to tho white citizens of a county, and he
should commit an offence, and tho grand
jury present him, does it follow that it is
done from political prejudice ? Is such a
one to go exempt from presentment, or if
made, are tho grand jurors to bo accused
of violating their oaths ? Any delay in
making such presentment only proves the
unwillingness of those who know of the
offence to voluntarily go before tho grand
It any politics aro dragged into this
matter, I feel quite sure that, it will come
from them who assail those 'concerned in
this prosecution." The first intimation
that 1 heard of politics canto from those in
sympathy with the accused and prOnHtlog
I boldly assert that it has been theeffoit
of the Conservatives here to promote union
and allay prejudic between the two races.
Any efforts otherwise havo como from the
Iv conclusion, I do hope that "Gooch
lander" and "W." will ba able to find
some moro profitable employment of their
time than to DM it in such attempts to
throw their slime broadcast upon tho peo
ple of this cuiinty. If they honestly be
ttered their own representations of the de
praved coudition of the people hero, they
must cither ho very fond of such society,
if they stay in it, or else they will "bid
adieu to this county forever"—much t..
tho gratification of tho Rood people in it.
Geo. T. lluouf.s.
——— ♦ ♦ »
Richmond, February 11.
The president pro tern., iv the chair.
Prayer by the Rev. A. E. Dickinson.
BILLS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEES.
In relation to tbe partition of lands
To amend section 9, of chapter 184 of
the code in relation to the fees of commis
sioners in chancery.
In relation to the payment of clerks of
county and corporation courts.
THE ALEXANDRIA AND RICHMOND R. R.
bill was taken up and discussed at length.
The substitute of Mr. Ilerndon was de
feated by a vote of 10 to 28.
House of Delegates.
House met at 12 M. Spoaker Turner in
CHANGE OF HOUR OF MEETING.
Mr. Lovenstein offered a resolution that,
on and after Tuesday next, tho Houso meet
nt 11 o'clock, until further ordered.
Agreed to ; ayes CG, nays 45.
THE USE OF THE HALL
of the House, on motion of Mr. Stevens,
colorod, was granted to Col. R. W. Hughes,
and Gen. S. C. Armstrong, principal of tho
Hampton (colored) Institute, for the pur
pose of delivering addresses on tho plans
and purposes of said institute, on Tuesday
next, 13th inst. <
SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST MEMBERS.
Mr. Pannill offered tho following resolu
Whereas charges have been mado involving
tho dignity and character of this representative
body, to wit: That certain members have re
ceived pecuniary compensation for their votes
upon certain proposed railroad charters, and
have been retained by certain railroad com
panies, or their agents, as feed counsel to ad
vocate certain railroad polices upon this floor ;
therefore be it
Hesolved, That a comraitteo of five he ap
pointed with instructions to examine into the
validity of such charges, and report the result
of their investigation to this House.
The resolution was amended by author
izing the committee to send for persons
and papers, and then adopted.
Mr. Bill, of Augusta, offered a resolu
tion instructing the Auditor of Public
Accounts to report to the House the value
of real and personal property subject to
taxation in the State, the estimated amount
that will bo raised by taxation from all
sources, upon tha basis of the tax bill uf
1870 ; the amount of surplus that will re
main from the taxes of 1870, together with
an estimate of the amount that will be re
quired for tho support of tbo government
lor tho next fiscal year, and the arnouot
that will he required to pay tho interest on
the public debt for one year. Agreed to.
SENATE BILLS REPORTED.
To authorize the county of Washington
to borrow money to redeem and pay off
railroad and court-houso bonds falling due
in 1872 ; to amend the act iv relation to
boards .of supervisors ; to authorize the
voters of Hanover to vote ou the question
nf removing their court-houso to Ashlsnd
(with amendments); appropriating money
for the extension of tbo Eastern Lunatic
THE ALEXANDRIA AND FREDERICKSBURG:
bill was again considered, and was under
discussion as wo close-.
Death of Mrs. Martha llaynes Ben
nett. —The painful intelligeuco that this
lady breathed her last in New York on
Wednesday has reached her family, and
will surprise the community ns much as it
did us. Tho last time she was in Norfolk
her appearance indicated the most robust
health, and few who saw hor then thougot
that the roses of health on her cheeks
would soon be succeeded by death. In
person Mrs. Bennett was handsome and
distinguished ; in manners aflablo and at
tractive, ami her loss will be severely felt
by a large circle of friends, both literary
and personal, at the North and South.—
In 1841 Great Britain raised £21,808,
--845 by duties by 1,163 artichs. In 18G2
she raised £24,003,000 by lower duties on
ooly forty-four articles.
The Portland (Me.) Press speaks dis
couragingly of the health of Senator Mor
rill. He will not be able at present to re
turn to Washington.
The new Governor of Maino has just
appointed his predecessor in ofiico a justice
of tho peaco,
A marble statuo of the lata Jas. Guthrie,
of Kentucky, mado in Italy, iito be set
up iv Louisvillo.
An Indianapolis girl doesn't allow the
loss of ono leg to prevent her dancing the
Virginia reel on crutches.
An editor out West says he is so short
sighted that ho frequently nils out with
his nose what he writes with his pencil.
Governor Koglish, of Connecticut, heads
a petition to the City Council of Now
Haven to allow the running of the street
cars on Sunday.
Tho planters of Mla.ls.ippl, almost
without exception, say they intend to put
in more corn and raise moro ttock feed the
James Sims, colored, has been appointed
a Judge in Georgia.
liOYAI. IN3URANOB COMPANY
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON,
Acoumab-Ud Funis iv Hand 8,000,000,
We Issue policies in tho above first-class Company
ou every description ol property tor protection
iiK'iinst lass or damage liy Fire. Losses paid in curb
its a ias a-jiistrd. Rates as low as those of any
squill rellabls 0 mi.any. Application i solicited.
PEYTON * KI.I.ERSON, Agents,
f,. I—S.w2w Corner Cary and Thirteenth Bis.
For sale hy
fort—lf Kittli iin.l Marshall streets.
BILL RIX--i FOR THRUM UljLLAttB AND A
half a thousand at ths JOURNAL JOB OEFICE_
01,11 PAI'KRS, (uncut),
for Salo at JOURNAL uFFICIS.
By American Press Association,
KXC-USIVKLY FOR. -HI RATI .lOUII.NAIi.
General Kiii-oiienii Intelligence.
Reported Exclusively for the State Journal.
Versailles, Feb. B.—Yesterday 80 field
guns and 140,000 ride:; were delivered at
Ivey and Vanvres.
Things look gloomy to-day, and an ex
planation of the cause is precluded.
Paris may bo entered beforo tho l'Jth
instant. Preparations aro making for a
heavy bombardment Bbould possible com
plications occur. Tho attitude of tho
army is apatlielic, and a reaction is ex
Iho arrangements for supplying food
are working tolerably well.
Should tho Assembly reject peace, the
war will be resumed with uuspairing
vigor, and Paris will be heavily mulcted.
Bismarck is again unwell. His condi
tion causes grave uneasiness.
London, February 10.—According to a
report in the Gaulois, M. Favre has gone
to Antwerp to communicate with ono of
the Orleans Princes. A dispatch received
from Brussels states that Favre arrived in
that city on Thursday night.
Hussion Buy has left Tunis for Florence,
with power to settle tho question at ouce
between Tunis and Italy.
From I (iili.
Reported Exclusively for the State Journal :
Salt Lake City, February 10.—Brigham
Young returned to this city to-day from
tho Southwestern part of tho territory
.where he has been spending tho winter.—
He was escorted into town by a mounted
Much activity prevails in mining mat
ters here, discoveries of extraordinary
richness being mado almost daily. Capi
talists are interested, and much property
is changing hands.
Reported Exclusively for the Stale Journal :
San Francisco, Feb. 10.—Tho entire
press of California is calling loudly on the
government fur protection for the people
of Arizona against the Apaches.
Washington, Feb. 11.—The following
nominations wore conferred by tho Senato
yesterday : Hamilton Fish, Secretary of
Stato ; Hubert 0. Schenclc, Envoy Extra
ordinary and Minister Pletnpolentiaiy to
England ; Samuel Nelson, Associate Jus
tice of Supremo Court of the United
States ; Ebenezer R. Hoar, of Massachu
setts, and George 11. Williams, of Oregon,
to be commissioners on the part of the
United States in a joint high commission
between Groat Britain and the United
States for the settlement of claims pending
between Great Britain and the United
States ; also Bowen Mattock to be Apprais
er of Merchandize at Cincinnati. This
confirmation is mado to correct a clerical
error in the confirmation of February 2d.
— — —— aiii
Religious Services To-morrow. —We note
the following special appointments:
First liaptist Church—iter. J. H. Oarlick at
11 A. M.
I.eigh Street Baptist—Hey. J. L. Borrow.
D. D., at 11 A. M.
Helvidere Baptist—ltev. A, M. Puindexter
at 11 A. M. Rev. J. L. M.Curry at 7J_ P.M.;
alter which tho ordinance of baptism will be
Fulton llaptist—Kev. John M. Butler at 11
A. M. Key. ,1. T. Whitley at I'A P. M.
Trinity Methodist—itev. J. P. Garland will
preach at 7J_ P. M. the first of a series of ser
mons to young men.
Clay Street—Bishop Doggett at 11 A. M.
Broad Street—Key. J. E. Edwards, D. D.,
having recovered from his indisposition, will
fill his pulpit as usual.
Third Presbyterian—Key. E. T. Baird, D.
D., at 11 A. M. Rev. M. D. lloge, 1). 1)„ at
VA P. M.
Methodist Episcopal—(United States court
room)—At 11 A. M. Key. W. F. Uemenway.
Trial of a lire-Escape — Accident. —A
largo number of citizens assembled this morn
ing about 11 o'clock, in front of the Theatre,
to witness the trial of a fire-escape. As soon
as the rope, a mere sash cord apparently, was
alli-ed to a front third-story window of the
"Temple of the Muses," the operator, Mr. Sam
Nichols, commenced tho "morning exercise"
by appearing at Ihe upper end of the rope, and
alter attaching himself thereto, sliding down
in an apparently very agreeable and cosy man
ner. The experiment was repeated several
times successlully by bim. It was then pro
posed to Bbow how the thing worked by Nichols
starting Irom a third-story window, and gath
ering up on his way down a mau from each
window below bim. For this purpose Messrs.
Charles Straylor, a young man who lives at
Saver's Hotel, Broad street, nnd Geo. Mount
castle volunteered their services to elucidate the
descending principle sought to be inculcated
by Ihe illustration being given by Professor
Nichols. Thelatter weighed about 150 pounds
avordupois; young Straylor about 100, and
Mr. Mountcastle about 400. All partieß being
in position, Nichols commenced his descent,
and, arriving at the second story, safely
hitched on Straylor, and continued his down
ward course. Arriving at the first story
where Mountcastle stood, that gentleman was
also made last to the rope, and amid the crits
of some ofthe bystanders that the rope would
break, tbe three swung over the stone parapet
and dangled for a moment iv the air. As they
commenced moving downward, a sharp, quick
snap was heard, and in a second all three were
seen coming toward tbo pavement with all the
force allowed by the attraction uf gravitation.
The rope had broken 'I
The crnwd paused for an instant, horrors
struck at the spectacle, aud then made a rush
for the recumbent figures on tho pavement.
They were speedily lilted up and their injuries
examined into. Mr. Nicholas was found to
have both his ankles badly sprained; Mr.
Straylor had the small bone of his right ankle
broken, and Mr. Mountcastle, very luckily fur
him, had only been very severely jarred, .
though the bricks on which he fell were sub
jected to a compound comminuted fracture.
The success ot the apparatus would have
been assured had it not been that the rope
was unable to stand 6.1(1 pounds weight.
C-urtl c/ Appeals. —Appea's have been
allowtd in tbo foil.wing cases :
Gregg vs. Jones—from tho Circuit court of
Anderson's executrix vs. Anderson— from the
Chancery cuurt of Richmond.
Hambrick vs. Stewart. Appeal dismissed on
motion of appellant.
Kelley vs. Love's administrator. Appeal.
Robinson vs. Braxton. Decree of Circuit
court of Henrico reversed.
Kelley _.c, vs. Love's administrator. Do*
cree of Washington county Circuit court re
Tbe next session, at Staunton, will be held
on the 10th of August, and at Wytbevilla th->
10th oi June next.
The penitentiary opirattves aro trying
to straighten the lines of trees on the Capitol
Square by cutting down all those nut io the
right place. Thtir p'aies are to be supplied
by young trees.
The Public Schools in Henrico. — i'liese
schools, we are pleased to say, »ro making
very gratifying progress indeed. Tbe county
superintendent, Dr. John S. Powell, is an ac
tive, energetic gentleman, and fully impressed
with the fact, that what is done in this long
neglected matter of education should be dune
quickly—at least in Henrico. The following
admirable school books have been furnisbea
for the use of these schools by Messrs. West &
Johnston, of this city, viz: Ilavies' Atithme
tic, McO.ffej's Speller and Reader, Mitchell's
Geographies, Goodrich's Histories, Smith's
Grammar, Webster's Dictionary, I'ayson, Dun
ton k Scribner's copy-books.
We append a statement on tbe subject of
these schools, which will exhibit their present
Hen-bio G'ouxtt, February 6th, 1871.
To the State Superintendent of Public Imitruc
Sis -In obedience to v rrquost lv the "Educational
Jtm.-im, I send herewith tbe information d-sired.
V.t'ir obedient servant,
Jous N. Puw.l.l,
BROOK LAND DISTRICT.
Ten gclnjols have been located, and out of
that number thn following are in operation :
No ' h **"__' '• U -cholan
-, colored ti
3, whilo ,„..„ _i n
6, " '....'..'." -ill •«
111, " "
Total 131 "
Two schools, one white and one colorod, will com
ment tins week or early tbe next. Moro colored
school) would have been iv operation, but thore has
been great difficulty in procuring teachers for them.
All ton ichools in this district are rapidly im-reaslDg
in the number of pupils, and the system is working
as Will ai could bo expected, in view of tho difficul
ties incident to the staion of the year, and the lack
ol money which tho clerk of one of the Boards of
trustees, (who** letter I shall tr.nscribe In another
part oi tins communication) Informs me is a great
liio.leranco to the progress uf the work.
School No. 1, whiti, at Harvie, 2 teachers, 67 schol
ars No. 2, IS scholars and daily increasing. No. 3.
ut Harris, 2 t.achers, 50 scholars in attendance, and
increasing. No. 5, at Harvie, 27 scholars. (No Not
given), colored, B0 scholars, probably incrense to 45.
Total —19.1 scholars.
Iv Mr. Moncure's lotter, ho makes the following
remarks upon the prospect, after giving the result
ofthe number ot sohoolsli. actual operation, "School
No. 8, not yet opened, but expects to be inafewdajs.
Arrangements havo been made for tho starting of
two more colorod schools, as soon as teachers cau be
procured. I hupe sou cau furulsli me two or more com
petent teachers to take chnrgo of them. The schools
bow In operation are progressing finely, anil dally
growing into public notice and favor. 1 a>n often
appealed to, to start m.-ro in other sections of tho
Mr. Hugh A. Watt, clerk of Fairßeld Dis
trict, writes me in relation to my enquiries,
upon tho subject as follows:
Fairfield District, I.i.mrio > Co., Feb. 4,1871.
Dr. J. N. P0WIL1: Dear Sir—ln compliiuce with
yours of tho 3d iust., you have herewith til* infor
mation you wish. I would rental _ here that the
Board have been greatly retarded in their operations
for the want ol'money (whlcll ulthough the township
has author.zed a levy fur tlio purpose of building the
houses, put chasing school lurniture, yet no money
has reached their hands) to purchase furniture, make
rcpeire to houses, ami to obtain houses to open the
Huau A. Watt.
One colored school isinopert-tion In Fulton with au
attendance of Irom 20 to 27 scholars aud ou tho in
crease. I'ivo sc.ool houses rented, and when th*
necessary alterations and repairs can be mado and
tho furniture procure.!, we have the teachers aud
scholars reaay to begin with. Anl two other dis
tricts lv which, us yot, they have nut been able to
procuro houses, but where they aro endeavoring to
do so. Tho township has been laid elf In districts,
aud too remaining districts will hare the schools
open'd as loon at possible.
llcou A. Watt,
Clerk Fairfield Township.
I regret to inform you that no sckoi.t has been
opened iv Varies Township, though steps are now
being taken to put several into operation, wlr'ch I
think wiil be done in a week or two more.—
Tiie people in this township ilid not soem to appre
ciate the iinpurlmico of the subject, and wer* re
luctant to vote an appropi iation by taxalicu, at the
time of tho election. Hut I tbiuk, if the tlilug w*r*
to do ovur again, tbey would act differc-lly. A bat
ter feeling prevails among them uo*, and from the
-Liuiatioii and intoreat evinced on tbo part of th*
ttisi-cs, and other prominent citizens, 1 augur a
favorable result iv a very short time.
I am, sir, your obedient t-orvaiif,
J. N. Pt.WiLL,
Cunty Supeiinteialcnt for Utnrico county.
Police Court. — The following cases
were disposed of by Police Justice White this
Henry Schwartz, charged with attempting
to defraud Caroline Smith, was dischaiged.
James Archer, colored, chareed with stealing
a lot of wearing apparel, valued at $80, the
property of Henry Maw. Case dismissed.
Caroline Clark, charged with breaking open
cno trunk, the property of Dr. Fairfax. Case
continued until Monday.
Thomas Clark, colored, charged with biga
my. Case continued uniil Monday.
Ellen Powles, charged with trespassing on
tbe premises of Francis Itoane and with refus
ing to leave when ordered. Case dismissed.
Andrew J. Jones, charged with being drunk
and disorderly and with exposing his person
in the street. Discharged.
Solon Johnson. —This well-known colored
Conservative is now a resident of Now York
city. Ho says in reply to something about
himself contained in the New York Democrat,
"will you permit me to state that my obhet in
coniitig to litis city is to earn a livelihood, and
not to ongage in politics, and that I shall be
glad to get a position as janitor or porter,
either in a hotel, store, or club-house."
Pardoned. — Marshal Parker received
yesterday the President's warrant for the par
don of Thomas W. Hochefwho was tried by
tho United States Circuit Court last March,
and sentenced to imprisonment in the Albany
penitentiary for one yea. His term of impris
onment would expire ou tho 21st of next
Old Dominion Lodge. —Tlie committee
appointed by this Lodge of Knights of Pythias,
to procure a picture of the late Samuel H.
Iliiics, will meet at lveeu'n gallery this evening
at four o'clock, for the purpose of examining
tbe one procured by order of the Lodge.
Forgery. —We are informed that a noted
clothing merchant of this city gave to an ex
deputy clerk of the court of an adjacent county
a suit of clothes, and forty or fitly dollars, in
chaDge lor a check purporting to have been
drawn by the vice-president of one of our
leading railroads. Said check proved to be a
Tableaux Vivant. —A series of tableaux
vivant and statuary will be exhibited at Vir
ginia Hall, Ninth street, on Tu.sday, tha 21st
instant, under tho autrpices of Marshal! Lodge
Knights of Pythias. Thirty-six ladies and
gentlemen will take part in the exhibition,
which, among other things, will illustrate
various scenes from Damon and Pythias.
Hustings Court. —Tho following cases
were acted on in this ccurt yesterday evening :
' Wm. Curtis, felony, case continued ; Freeman
Jones, misdeineaner, 90 days in jail; William
Young and James Kinney, petty larceny, 30
days iv jail.
The citizens of Madison ward are much
indebted for the cleanliness of the streets, to
the efficient and energetic ward scavenger, Mr.
The weather just now is all that could
be desired, cool, bracing, airish, a;:roc-able and
health ul, aud wilh just enough of spring in its
composition to make iteniirely seasonable.
A false iilnrni nf lire was catii-e by a
large light a«en in the eastern suburbs of th»
city. The alarm was given from box 21, on
The stiVe ot Ti.tmis Eicho, who lives
at Seven Pines, Henrico county, was entered
by a lover ol horse llesti last night, who carrtid
on a blooded mare belonging to B. D. K-cho of
A Nur Paper.- Wo onde*«t-_- tl at
"Hiuihuld _ llucltu" will c.imm.nce tbe issue!
of a daily paper ia this city shortly.
Advertisements will be Inserted In the I'.YKMN .
JOURNAL at the following rates:
One square, one insertion $ "»
One square, two Insertion 1 2*
One square, three insertions 1 76
One square, six Insertions B 00
One square, twelve Insertions £ 60
One square, one month 10 OO
One square, two months. 1- 0
One square, three months
For quarterly antl yearly Advertlnert
special arrangements will be made.
Another Masquerade Rail. —The Gesang
verlen Virginia will give a grand masquerade
ball at the Assembly Hall (.letting Kink) on
the 20th of tbis month. The committee of ar
rangements have mads the greatest prepara
tions to ensure a brilliant occasion.
William Curtis, colored, was sent to tho
penitentiary by the Hustings court for 3 years,
for forgery. Tho case of Thos. Williams, for
horse Stealing, was on trial when wo went to
A Fight on the Dock. —Two colored men
had a misunderstanding on tbe Dock at noon
to-day, culminating in an appeal to arms.
While tbe contest was raging United States
Marshal Parker rode by and separated the
combatants. About one hundred persons had
gathered around in the meantime. The parties
having gotten their second wind closed in for
a renewal of tbe performance, when some friend
ly party whispered into their ears who Parker
was when the whole party scattered at once.
They evidently did not want to fall into tho
hands of any of Uncle Sam's representatives.
Judge John C. Underwood is at present
in Charleston, S. G.
The blooded stallion Eutaw will be raf
fled off this this evening, at 7 o'clock, at John
T. Johnson's restaurant, Twelfth street. Those
who have taken chances would do well to be
on band. *
TUB HAIR COLORING PREPARATIONS
DOOMED—Beware ol bottled dyos in tho shape of
Rilver hair dyes and sediment, fluids. Thoy aro all
pestiferous and dangerous. PHALON'S VITALIA
OR SALVATION FOR TIIE HAIR, a perfectly pure,
transparent,harmless and agreeable preparation, is
tlie only agent that will change grey hair to lis
natural color without risk of any disgusting conse
E F. B. paiutß tho palo, soothes the nervous, and
cures tho Hysterical.
THURSTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER
Is strongly recommended as the best dentifrico
known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, hartlenj
the gems, sweetens the breath ; and, containing uo
acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and
can lie used daily with great advantage. Sold by ail
druggists. Price, 26 and £.0 cents per bottle.
ANY lather bavin" a sickly wife or ilaugbtor,
should buy English Fomalo Bitters.
JOUVKN'S INODOROUS KID CI LOVE CLEAN
ER.—fIy its aid'glovos can be quickly and repeated
ly cleaned aud made equal to new ; oven when badly
soiled they can be readily restolod. It is easy of ap
plication and is perfectly free irom any odor. For
sile by druggists ami fancy goods dealers. Price, 25
cents a bottle.
THE most powerful Iron and Vegetablo Tonic, Is
English Female Bitters.
THOMPSON'S POMADE OPTIME, as a dressing
far tho Hair is all that is required ; purely vegetable
and highly perfumed, it softens, improves aud beau
tifies the Hair, strengthens the roots, and gives it a
rich, glossy appearance. or sale by all druggists
1'ri....:'.", and 75 cents por bottle.
RATTLE tho drum, play Ihe (lib,
Use English Female Bitters, save your life.
DR. L CONUDON,the Indian physician, claimsto
have successfully treated quite a number of patients
In this city, and wo hear of those who testify to the
fact. It is fortunate that there aro many physicians
with different systems of practice for the cure ol
almost endless diseases. The Doctor is roll-dent ol
the merits oi his niodo of treating tbe sick, and
Invito, those alii ~,..! In consult him and judge for
thomselves cf his ability to cure. He can be fount:
at his ottJce iv Manchester, next to the post-office
nnd may bo "interviewed" during tho day or even
FOR chronoi .emtio complaints, nothing equals
English Female Bitters.
CARTER —On Friday, February loth, In tho 18th
year of her age, Mrs. REBECCA CARTER, wi'o of
.John 11. Carter, of tbis city.
Ihe funeral will take place TO-MORROW (Suut'ay)
at the First, Baptist church, colored, at 10 o'clock.
Frionds and acquaintances ol tile family ate res*
pestfuby invito, to attend. *
By Paimi AC..., Auctioneers.
IN THS MATTER OF FISHER k GOLDSTEIN,
By virtue of an o-dar frm tec United Slates Dis
trict Court for Iho District of Virginia, iv the above
cause, I slut!] prot-eoj t > sell, for earli, at auction, on
WEPNESDAY, FEBRUARY ISTII,
at 10 o'cloei A. _1., at the auction looms of Paine _
Co., a 1 r_o and dcirublo steak of
Q ROC Kit IE",
SHOVELS, SCALVS, -a,
embracing the stock of a country store, as we'l at
the n. in in tais city,
DAVID B. PARKER,
fell—td U.S. Marshal.
/"tINVENTION OF SOCIETIES.
I'll.. I'residr.iits of all tho benevolent societies are
rospccllu ly requuitod to Bend IHVO DK'LK-ATK.. to
a CONVENTION to le hold at Hewlett's Church, ou
Seventeenth street, on MONDAY, the 27th Instant,
at 7 o'cl > kP. M. relegates will be furuibhed with
pr.rp, r credentials from thtir lespoc.'ive societies.
Business of great importance to be tramactei.
Ma y iiiiitieut speakers will be present.
Done by retiaest of fl v_ s.rcit-ties :
It. W. JOHNSON, Chairman.
J. H. C'tKT.B, Secretary. fo 11—It*
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THK UNITE!)
.States for tie District of Virginia,
lv the matter of Win. O. Staphs, bankrupt—iv
To whom It May Cam-em: -Th* undersigned,
Isaac A. Moon, of Albemarle county, Virginia, hereby
give notico of his uppoiutmeut as assignee of the
estate of Wm. O. Staples, of Albemarle county, Vtr
irin.a- 1 n said district, whowas, on the loth day of
Deeetnti r, ISTO, adjudge I a bankrupt ou his owu
p 'titiou by the Diatrict court of said district.
Hated Fob. 9th, 181.
I3AAO A. MOON,
fo 11—_3w Assignee.
'J-.118 80UTIIERN ASSOC! ATION.—RAFFLE,
J. for the Reneflt of the Widows and Orphans ol
the Southern States.
DISTRIBUTION No. 170 Evknino Feb 10
S4, 63, 25, .8, 37, U, 6S, id. oi, 77, 4i, 51, 61.
DISTRIBUTION No. 17f Moaxitlo Feb. 11~
90, 78, 28, 61, 17, 41, 37, 76, 60, 81, 72. 15
Witness my haud, at Richmond, Va., this 11 th any
of Fobruiiry, 1871.
SIMMONS * CO., C. Q TOMPKINS,
CERIIFICATES OF RAFFLE, can bo purchased
from dipt. W. I. DABNKY, at Ihe Branch office, No
3, Eleventh street, ono door from Main.
"J 'WO LARGE BRICK H''USES TO RENT. «_,
1 One on Leigh, near to Adams street, c.v- f__X
taming ten rooms; one ou Adams, near Leliib strtet,
containing sieves rooms—built on thi Philadelphia
pl.il, and never occupied since being built; iv nice
ofuor, wi'h gas and wat-r. Accommodations tor
a riutre, horse, and cow. Apply io
no 21-ts GRUBHS k WILLIAMS.
I'AYLOR BROTIIBRB, DENTISTS, Ilia MAIN
STREET, (over Trlbbett'sooill'ectlonory.j extract
1,,..11 l without pain ] insert tt-ollias low us $15, au.l
'.art charge for extracting. Sensitive teeth tilled
without pain. Any tooth tilled with gold, aud war
r Mlted for life, at
111. >! .in street. Kiclnuord, Va.
H 11 —Instructions in any branch ot denii-try giv
.::• to tbe profeas'onon reasonable terms.
Jj I -tf
Jl./?/\ A WKMI pun. ttgt'Wtß, male or female, in
tpO*' t- DfcW bu».D#M ut ti.iui
ifuctuttftl r.-iiu.n-L NOVKI.IY CO., Haivi,