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PUBLISHED DAILV-(SBnday« Excepted
B. W. GIIa-rlßi
EDITOR. AND PROPRIETOR,
At 01!*J_ 1_»H» St-«-t, KUtimonrl, Va
The JOURNAL Is served by the carriers toth elr
kscrlbors in the City at Fifty C-NTB pxr Mohth.
Single copies ln wrappers Tnan CllfT-.
Priiji roB Maili.-q. — Three months $1 Te; six
months tn 00; one year to 00
rheWKKKLY JOURNAL will be mailed to sub
scribers three months for seventy-five cents; six
monthp.fl 00; one year, *2 00.
[REMAIN'- BALL, ,:'il%''
OIVKH ny Tin: &SM_r
RICHMOND FIRE DEPARTMENT, l£_?*
Tbe proceods to bo devoted to the erection of a
monument to our lato Chief Engineer, WILLIAM
A. CHARTERS, at
"ASSEMBLY HALL." WEDNESDAY, EVENING,
FEBRUARY 15th, 1871.
Tickets admitting gontlemau and ladles, $1.00.
REFRESHMENTS furnished at city prices.
No spirituous liquors allowed ln the building.
The cooperation of all old Firemen and citizens
aro generally invited.
Oommitt.b or Ar.BAHo-ME"Ts.—Chief Engineer
George A. Ainslie ; Company A—Captain M. T.
Phillips, pilvatos Charles Clinely, Oscar Phillips, M.
H. McCurthey ; Company B—Captain P. H. Herndon,
privates John A. Mnsson, J, H. Redweod, Isaac New
man ; Company C—Captain B. A. Purks/prlvatos (1.
W. Paul, A. F. Rogers, W. 11. Taylor; Company D—
Captain J. J. King, privates F. Wingfleld, A. W.
Crump, T. ,7. Hntton.
Tickets can be had from any member of the Fire
Department, or at the door of the hall.
feb 10—3t 10, 13,14
on Eighth street, near
corner of Franklin.
and SATURDAY KIO MTS
at 8 o'clock, and MON
DAY, WEDNESDAY and
at 4 o'clock.
ADMISSION, with two '
of Skatea, 50 cents. Children, under 1' years of age,
25 cents. A package of 12 tickets, $3 00. Ladies
will only be charged 25 cents at tho Aftornoon As
semblies. MUSIC at night
City and Town Right, for Palo. Address, for par
ticulars, DIUNE k GLOVE LI,
NOTICE ! There will be a meeting ol the Repub
licans of Clay Ward held at the Fifth Baptist
Church, Sidney, on WEDNESDAY EVENING, tbe
15th Instant, at 8 o'clock. A s business of importance
will come beforo the meetiug n prompt and full at
tendance is desired.
By order of
f«l4-2t EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
REPUBLICAN MEETING.—Thero will be a meet
ing of Madison Ward Republican Club TUES
DAY NIGHT, F.b'y 14th, lit 8 n'cln,k. A full
attendance of the members of the Ward is desired,
as business of great iniportjvnco will bo transacted.
JAMES 11. CHRISTIAN,
fo 11—3t Secretary Wnr.l Club.
(late of tho PpoUv.'Coil Hotel )
CORNER OF MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREETS,
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
RARE BOOKS. —WANTED—Rare old
Americau Books ; $5 for Kobert B. Thomas'
Almanac for 1793 ;$2 for 1795. Any person 1-iYing
rare old Americau Books, such as tbo works of Rich
ard, Increase, Samuel, Eleaz.ar, or Cotton MAtber, or
any of the works ot the Ilrst New England writers,
or Dr. Franklin's genuine Poor Richard's Almanac,
or any American almanac iv good csi.dition, printed
prirM- to 1762, or Ancient Indian Narratives, or any
rare American nowspapor, pamphlet. Ac, can hear
of a purchaser by stating price, condilion, Ac, and
addressing JAMES T. MOUI.TON,
fe H-d&wlm No. 4 Carn-s street, Lynn, Mas.*.
OOUTHERN STEAM DYE HOUSE.
A NEW FRENCH DYE HOUSE
as been opened in this city, whore Ladies and Gen
tlemen can have their
GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
DYID AND CLEANED,
." aud delivered in tweutj-l'our hours notice
D. H. BLASOOW, French Dyer,
ja 21—ly 311 Broad Street, noar Third.
ItTu-icT"""" "musicT" musici
No. 018 Mils Burnt..,
No longer of the firm of Marsh k Pollock, is now
prepared to serve his friends and tho public gene
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my now establish
ment. JOHN MARSH,
nol2-ly 918 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
nUI.'CI i AND MEDICINE.!..
T WAGNER 4 CO?
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS,
respectfully announce that they have removed to '
their new and spadouß store, (diajronaliy opposite
the old staud.) south west corner Sixth and Broad
streets, and oiler for Sale at lowest market rates, a
full and complete stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES,
CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS,
GLASS, &a. Buying only of first-class Importing
and manufacturing houses, we car. guarantee satis
faction in price, purityand quality of goods.
Orders Bhipped promptly.
a 12—ts JOS. N. WILLIS.
TAYLOR BROTHERS, DENTISTS, 1112 MAIN
STREET, (over Tribbett'sconfectionery,) extract
teeth without (lain ; insert teeth aa low as $15, aud
don't charge for extracting. Sensitive teetb filled
without pain. Any tooth filled with gold, und war
ranted for life, at
1112 Main Btroet, Richmond, Va.
N. B.—lnstructions ia any brauch of dentistry giv
en to the profession on.roasonal.le terms.
1. rapidly superseding- an other preparauona lor pru__. i_ 3
-I .ont, -wee! and Wholesome BOLLS, BISCUITS, BIIEAr,
Buckwheat and other Griddle Cakes. Perfectly Pan and
Sellable, andae~<_i ready for immediate use. Tlie t'Z7.'J.'-
BSTBaking Powder in the WOBLD, and It WILL KEEP OK
USD OB SEA, in any cllmtst, far yean. It Is we'd •i'api«a
to Iho use of Housekeepers, JAners, —arineri, _m _r_»ir, -j.,
and !■ lv fact, ln ccc. respect, the BEST YEAST POt .■■■
made "for the Kitchen, the Camp, the Oalley."
SOLD BY OKOCEBa _ DEALERS EVEHYWIIEBE.
Mauufaot-rodby DOOLBT & BItOTHEB
RfIJMCW STRCET, NEW-YORK,
/KLERK'S OFFICE, HENRICO OOUNTy"
Tho Board of Supervisors or Henrico county will
meet at the Conrt-llonse on WEDNESDAY, Februa
ry 22d, 1871, for tho purposo of laying tbo levy for
All persons having claims against said county will
present them in' separate items, specifically made
out, and verified by affidavit. All claims to bo ad
dressed to the clerk of the Board.
By order of the Board:
fe9—6t WM. J. ANNABLE, Clerk.
NOTICHI TO HEIRS AT LAW.—A family mrnied '
GUIDOT c»me from Switzerland about thirty
years ago and settled in Virgiuia. The last ono of
the name, a young lady, it ia supposed, died about
nine years »go. It is Important to ascertain in wha
part of Virginia tli_ said family lived and diod,
and whether they left any heirs i.T L.w. Any per
son who will luruish tbe subscriber with the noccs
sary information as to the residence aud deaths of
the Qnidot family will be suitably rewarded
CHARLES L. LUDWIG,
Vice-Consiil for Sweden and
Norway at Richmond, Va
All newspapers In Virginia copying tbis notico
and Bonding the paper to ma will be entitled to dou
hie their advertising rateß ou my receiving the lv
* ormatiou necessary. le 7—_m
OOK. AND PAMPULKT .fiiS_iiiOX_..TKD
at THIS OF. 10H.
@tfe Himlti Journal.
gggggfc RICHMOND. VA.. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14. 1871. VOL.""lll.-yo. 86. [
Tin- Railroad War.
There ia certainly somo rare material in
tho composition of our General Assembly.
In the face of the overwhelming array of
facts which have been presented with such
sledge-hammer logic as has reduced it to
a self-evident proposition, it passes our
comprehension to understand why thero
should be longer delay in the adoption of
tho bill which is now engaging the atten
tion of that body. Every consideration of
Stato policy, and of individual interest,
save that of Messrs. Robinson and Daniel,
call for it and demand it in a manner not
to bo mistaken. To arrest the public
attention, and withdraw it, even for the
shortest time, from those subjects which
constitute its daily routine of business,
is a matter which can only be effected
by ihe occurrence of something which in
volves their own immediate interest or
safety. This has been done and is chiefly
due to tho fact that there is now a clear
comprehension of tho merits of the case
and the issues involved, In conjunction
with others we havo added our earnest ap
peal in behalf of 'an all rail lino with low
freights and fare, united with a just com
petition betweon this city and Washington,
and for deliverance from tho oppressive
and grinding monopoly which has so long
existed in the shape of the Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad com
pany. In tho accomplishment of this and
the consummation of other favornble con
ditions which aro already in progress, wo
believe is to be found the only hope of
raising Richmond from tho ashes of her
adversity and converting her into a great
and prosperous city—which is her proper
destiny. Yet! some gentlemen hesitate!
As tho custodians of tho public interest,
we are not only surprised that the gentle
men of tho Legislature should hesitate now
to accept the relief that has been prof
fered us, but that year after year onr
legislators should assemble in this city and
permit the existence of this enormity to
which wo have alluded, without an inves
tigation and corrective. If Norfolk is tho
plea, our own senses tell us that this
policy to build a city upou tho sea has
been a failure, and will so continue,
while tho raw material, hot from the '
hands of the planters and farmers of the j
South, is permitted to glide oft this huge |
oc«an wharf to be spirited away to parts i
unknown. Under this system we may
await until the crack of doom, but the
theories of those wise, political economists ]
of the present day, who would build cities j
here and there in a day, without regard (
to the fixed laws of nature aud physical J
economy, will never be reduced to prac- <
Richmond is the great central mart from i
which wealth and prosperity are to bo '
disseminated over tho hills and valleys of
Virginia. Tho opportunity is now offered t
for making her such. It may not soon 1
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" When tbe devil was sick '
Tho dovil a saint would he ; I
When the devil got well, c
The devil a saint was he."
The Whig this morning shows how ter- (
ribly frightened the Fredericksburg and i
Potomac company is by the thunder storm I
that is still crashing overhead. It says : I
Mr. Snowden some days since introduced a j
bill to extend the Fredericksburg road io
Washington, to be completed in five years. We
hear, and with great satisfaction, that amend- t
ments will be made to that bill, with the full ]
approbation of tbe authorities of the road, for ,
the completion of the road in three years, tho .
surrender of the privilege of tax-exemption, '
and rates low and liberal enough to satisfy i
every reasonable man. Much of the prejudice r
airaiu.t this road has sprung from its j
possessing this privilege of tax-exemption ;
and with the removal of the cause the effect J
will cease. A satisfactory tariff will remove '
any remaining prejudice. The road has always 1
been distinguished for the civility of its oni- 8
cials and the admirable condition and safety of
its rolling stock. In the thirty-five years of
its existence very few accidents —none seri
ous—have occurred upon the line. With the J
abatement of the old grounds of prejudice and
tho infusion of new life into the management,
we anticipate for it a popularity unsurpassed
by any road that comes to Richmond.
" Belter see that they build it while in the -j
humor, for you know how we detest doc- ]
tors, their pills and bills, after we are out ,
of danger. When fair weather comes \
all their fine promises will be forgotten. <
An Excitino Scene on the Ice.— '•
There was quite au excitement on the I
bank-i of tho East river, New York and '
Brooklyn, Saturday. Tho floating cukes '
of ice, it seems, gorged and made a tern- '
porary bridge between tho two cities, over '
which hundreds of boys adventured, whilo '
thousands of spectators watched them '
from the piers. In tho midst of the rash '
sport there was asuddeu excitement among '
the long line of boys stretching across the '
liver. Tho ice bridge suddenly broke >
away, and a great many who were farthest
from the shore found themselves floating '
out to sea, like young polar bears on cakes '
of ice. Fortunately there were plenty of '
steam-tugs at hand, and all were safely 1
____ . ,—_____— ;
Ten Years' Imprisonment, for a Young i
Female Incendiary.—Tho trial of Mm- 1
nic Davis, a young and rather good looking I
woman, indicted for arson, in having set I
fire to ber trunk for tho purpose of obtain- I
ing $2,000 iosurance money, was couclu- '
ded in Now York on Friday with a verdict '•
ot guilty. She was sentenced to the Stato
prison for ten years. I
Charles J. Deaomel, professor of Freuch i
in Ihe New Orlcaus St. Theresa School, i
fell dead Saturday, from disease of the
The revenue oflicers at San Francisco ]
mado a raid upon the Chinese quarters and i
captured foniteen unlicensed cigar makers
who work only at night.
The new capitol of West Virginia, at '
Charleston, was lighted with gas for tho
first time a few nights ago. 1
The V.'aiiitiiing Jtxr.
HE 6TILL LIVES—SOME ACCOUNT OF HIS
[From tho Philadelphia La-gar.]
A rumor comes from a village near Ant
werp that the historic "Wandering Jew"
has beeu seen in that neighborhood. H«
is reported as having passed rapidly
through the market place, and as having
on the outskirts of the village addressed a
few word* to some children, who, bolder
than their companions,had followed in hia
path. He was dressed in worn and dingy
antique garments, carried a long s'.afl", and
with his profuso beard streaming in tho
wiud presented such an awe-inspiring ap
pearance that the terrified villagers fled
from him in fright.
* When he paused and spoke to tho chil
dren ho told them to go back and inform
tho people that a new ruler had arisen in
Europo, who would bring Belgium, Hol
land, and other countries under his sway,
that many strange vicissitudes would bo
witnessed, and that many proud heads
would be brought low. On being ques
tioned as to hia name he replied, "Seek not
to know. I have been hero before in tho
past, I shall be here again in the future.
Until tho end of time I shall walk the
earth unceasingly." The apparition then
waving its hand turned from the children
and resumed its plodding walk, and disap
peared in the distanco.
The report of the appearance of the
"Wandering Jew" has caused great ex
citement among tho bolievers in the legend,
and tho truth of tho story is credited
throughout Belgium. The legend of tho
Jew who had witnessed tbe crucifixion,
and had been condemned to live aud waD
der over the earth until tho time of Christ's
second coming, originated iv the middle
ages, and can be traced back to tho Chron
icle of the Abbey of St. Albans, which
was copied and' continued by Matthew
Paris. This chronicle relates that in 1228
a certain Archbishop of Armenia Major,
came to England on a visit to sacreel
places, and whilo enjoying the hospitality
of tho Abbey of St. Albans, among
other strange stories related that thero
Was a man named Josoph living in
Armedia who had witnessed tho crucifix'on.
This man, originally called Cartaphilus,
was a porter in Pilate's service, and while
Jesus was passing out from the judgment
hall impiously struck him on ti.e back, say
ing, "Go quicker, why doyou loiter ?" Jesus
looked back on him with a severe counte
nance, aud said, "I am going, but you
will wait till I return." Aud accordingly
Cartaphilus is still waiting his return. Af
ter Christ's death he was converted and
baptized, aud his name was changed to
Josoph. In 1542 the Wandering Jew ap
peared at Hamburg, telling a story similar
to the above. He, however, said that his
name was Ahasurus, and that ho was a
shoemaker who struck Jesus on the back
while on the way to Golgotha. This par
ticular person is described as a tall man,
of about fifty years of age, with long hair
hanging down to his shoulders, barefooted,
and wearing a straugo costume, consisting
of sailor's trousers, a gown reaching to ihe
knees, and a long mantle Hawing down to
his feet. He spoke good German, iv the '
In 1576, the Wandering Jew appeared
in the Netherlands, and this timo used the '.
Spanish language. A few years later tho
Wandering Jew arrived at Strasbourg, aud
going before the magistrates, informed
them that he had visited the city just two
hundred years befure, which statement, it
is asserted, was proved to be true, by a
reference to the town records. He was
next heard of in tbeJWest ludies, and <
agaiu in Franco, where, in IGO_, he caused
-ousiderablo sensation, his presence being j
iccompanied by destructive hurricanes.
On April 22d, 1774, an individual claim- j
ing to be the Wandering Jow appeared in
Brussels, and told his story to the common ,
people; he, however, had changed the
popular name of this character and called
himself Isaac Laquedem. '
This legend has formed the subject of '
aumerous popular ballads in the dilferent
languages of Europe, and also of poems, I
;ales and novels, by distinguished authors. I
[t may hero be remarked, that this curious
myth seems to have originated iv that |
passage of the Gospel of St. John, twenty- <
irst chapter and twenty-second verse,
where Jesus says of John, "If I will that
he tarry till I come, what is that to thee ? j
follow thou me. Then went this saying (
ibroad among the brethren that that dis
-iple should not dio." • l
, *• |
A. Remarkable Vision-- A Train of Car.
In tin. Air. <
(Prom the Mt. Vernon (Ohio) Banner.)
Some time before his death, tho lato •
ttobert Ewalt was returning homo to Mt. I
Vernon in the dusk of tho evening, ou the I
Delaware road, on foot; and when he
reached tbe "white bridge," about a mile i
west of town, he heard the shrill whistle i
of a locomotive, accompanied by that pc- i
culiar rattling noise that always heralds au I
approaching train of cars. He was star
tled by tho sounds, and moro especially ,
from the fact that he was partially deaf, (
and could only bear tho wistle of a loco- ,
motive and the noise of a train when very ]
ck.se to bim. He suddenly paused and ]
looked around hitu, but saw nothing un
usual ; but the sounds becoming more dis- ,
tinct, he looked up, and very clearly be
held a traiu of cars passing through the j
air at a remarkable speed, going in the di
-action of Mt. Vernon.
Tho traiu waa crowded with pa.seugers,
who appeared to be as happy as birds on
the wing, and waved their handkerchiefs '
to Mr. blwalt from the windows as they '
passed by him. Mr. E. hastened home
and related what he saw to his family, and
as the vision gavo him great trouble, his
family endeavored lo persuade him that
ho was mistaken, and that he should give
himself no uneasiness on the subject. Bat ;
he declared he could not be mistaken;
that ho was wideawake, aud that his mind I
was clear and his body free from sickness '
at the time.
We have given the tacts as thoy have |
been reported to us, but shall leavo all
comment for thoso who believe iv "spir
itual manifestations" and supernatural
Dr. Dio Lewis says tomatoes are not
healthy Wu never heard them complain- |
The Tribune says liaggerty, tho slaugh
tered Philadelphia rough, "was followed to ;
the tomb by crowds ol mourning scounrels,
who lamented the loss of the biggest i
bruiser of them all." '
Letter from Nansemond.
[Correspondence Daily Stato Journal.]
Nansemond Co., Va., Feb. 9,1871. -
I notico by the Richmond papers that
Messrs. Chahoon and Sands, who have
been convicted aud sentenced for political
purposes, have had awarded to them a new
trial, which is virtually, we hope, an
examination and acif-rittal, for ce/tainly
those gentlemen have suffered mortification
and humiliation to an extent sufficiently to
gratify the enemies of truth and justice.
The Republicans of this county are very
much gratified at tho repeal of the test
oath, but think Congress have dove enough
io that direction for tho present; for surely
there cau bo found a sufficient number of
men of highest qualifications to carry on
our State and Federal governments without
tho aid of old fogyism, and men who can
subscribe truthfully to the oaths prescribed
by tho laws of our land.
The correspoudent of the Daily Courier
pays a sad comment upon Virginia when
he says that tho Stato will go to tho dogs,
unless wo can somehow employ trie few
and select, born and bred, by divine right,
office-holders, who brought about tho war,
aud then took things quietly, comfortably
and profitably in bomb-proofs.
I for one, Mr. Editor, say let our old
Commonwealth slide, and will ever raise
my voico against such hereditary offiee
holdiug aristocracy. Our' State govern
ments have changed; tho minds of our
peoplo havo changed, and we aro fully
convinced that our young men of prudent
actions ought to control our affairs iv
Our very worthy oystermen, who are
reduced by existiug laws to poverty, are
subscribing maufully, asking the General
Assembly to repeal the present tariff laws,
and in its stead substitute a law placing
tho entire tax on the catcher. Boats that
formerly camo here aud brought their
loads from our rivers, now go up the bay
to Maryland, causing poverty to reign su
preme; and thousands of dollars'aro car
ried out of our State. Citizen.
I.etter From Petersburg.
Petersburg, February 13, 1871.
To the Editor of the State Journal:
Tho Legislature should devoto much of
the time remaining beforo adjournment to
the revision of acts passed at the last ses
sion. Tho election law for instance, is full
of defects, of a nature too, that no mombor ■
who voted for it can justify, even on the
grounds of expediency before his con
stituency. Then the laws defining the
duties of various county aud city officers,
are so conflicting as to confuse tho best
legal talent. Anything that is worth doing
at all, should be well dove, and the people
look to their representatives in Richmond
to so revise the hasty legislation of last
session as to conform not only to tho
provisions of the constitution, but to per
mit of a proper interpretation by tbo peo
La Rue's Minstrel Troupe camo to grief
in this city aud subsided. A benefit ten
dered them last Saturday afternoon fur
nished them with sufficient funds to return
Both political parties seem to be mar- i
shaling their hosts for the May election, |
when members of common council and
several other officers will be voted for.
All the Republicans ask for and demand
is fair play—and no moro redistricting of
the city for the sole object of defeating the
The war filled tho lunatic asylums of
The weather soems to have taken sud- •
denly to gal-e-vanting. 1
Tho present winter will bo noted for its
stormy and cold Sundays,
Tho man who "didn't see it" now thinks r
ho had better hold out.
It is dangerous to take up any man who
has repeatedly "slopped over."
Is Tom Nast, who draws so powerfully,
au own brother of the distinguished Gym
Persons who went to Europo to avoid ;
the cold weather havo had a shivering (
time of it. (
Paradolical: Why should peoplo under- c
take to raise their spirits by turning others c
A number of Democratic papors are
proposing Judge Black for the next Presi- i
deut. But wo don't see how that parly i
can support Black 1 l
Tbe advice of "flaw" Anders is often j
vastly more unfortunate to its recipients '
than the risk of the imaginary "defect" '
could possibly have been. '
Some fishing-partie. in Maine don't take
an axo along "because there were lots of
peoplo fishing last winter, and they can
fish through last year's holes."
A Democratic exchange says, "Grant is
a failure." If Buchanan and A. Johnson
were Democratic "successes," then we don't
wonder that a majority of the people pro- '
fur a Republican "failure."
Bret I [arte.i "Heathen Chinee" has been ,
a;-t. to mu.-ic. Now if a troupe of Heathon
Chinese would play it on their soul-stir
ring __U~ica| instrument, wo would be wil
liug tv travel hundreds of miles to—avoid
hearing it. ' - '
Something for tho novelists and play
wrights. Your hero kills your heroine by
a poisoned postage stamp, which ho sends
her in a note requesting an answer, and
gets tho evidence of guilt ioto his hands ,
again by return mail.
An Alaska paper contains an advertise- (
ment commencing : " Hebe Lexomekaki
mokopmekakiky." We don't believe it
will get one, however, because they are
very rare, indeed. None of our merchants '
keep 'm; and we haven't seen one for an '
The judges in Washington set a bad ex
ample on Saturday, when one said "ho
would retire from the bench, where to re- '
maiu was to be insulted ;" and another ex
claimed : "Well, retire then 1" Tho in- '
terl'ereoce of brother justices stopped the
squabble, wheu General Cushing aud '
Butler got tho agreement of the court to
hear their case.
Ralph Culbertson, ougineer for Graff, ]
Bounett & Co., Pittsburg, Pa., whilo work- |
ing about a fly wheel, was caught by the ,
neck while tho wheel was revolving, and
his head was literally torn from his body.
Ho lwMt a wife aud two children. I
Custom-house block at Detroit, Michi- 1
gan. was burned on Saturday. Loss on 1
buitdiug, $20,000. Trowbridge & Wil- I
son, ship-chandlers, lost $20,000 on stock, ]
Total insuranco $30,000. j
TO-DAT'S DISPATCH KS,
By Soul in i n and Atlantic (opposition)
EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STATE JOURNAL
. • .
The Contributions Demanded by the
London, February 18.—Adispatch from
Dieppe says the Germans have imposed a
contribution of 1,000,000 francs on that
city, and 20,000 francs on each adjacent
village, all to be paid by the 14th. The
authorities are unable to comply with tho
demand, having paid large amounts upon
previous contributions. The department
of Seine Inferieure is said to have already
paid 2,600,000 francs. '
London, February 13.—Tho Germans
havo imposed a contribution of a quarter
of a million francs on the town of Lille
Rone in tho department of Seine Inferieure.
The French Assembly,
Bordeaux, Feb. 13.—1n the Assembly
to-day, the rules and internal arrangements
of tho Chamber of 1849 were adopted. The
president read a letter from Garibaldi, in
which the General declines tho seat in the
Assembly offered him by several depart
Jules Favre, for himself and in the name
of his colleagues, at Bordeaux and Paris,
has resigned the powers confided to them
as the government of national defence. He
stated that the ministers would remain in
office to maiutain order until the constitu
tion o( a new government.
Tlie Prospects of Pence.
London, Feb. 13.—A special corres
pondent of tho Times, at Berlin, tele
graphs to the evening edition of that
paper, that it is expected at headquarters
that peace will shortly be concluded.
Nevertheless, militaiy and linancial pre
parations continue. The Prussian Parlia
ment has been asked to advance 50,000,
--000 thalers to tho Empire, which will be
refunded by the German Parliament.
The Election ln Franco.
Bordeaux, February 13. Evening.—The
result of the elections in twenty of the de
partments is still awaited by tho Govern
ment. Most of these are occupied by Ger
man troops. Thiers is elected by eighteen
departments, Trochu by 7, Changarnier
by 4, Gambetta by 3, Favre by 2, and .
Dufour by 4 departments. There is no
news from the Paris election.
Brussels, February 13.—The King has
givon 10,000 francs towards tho revictual
ling of Paris.
General Ducrot has resigned. Prince
Napoleon is in Brussels.
The New Governor of Kentucky.
Louisville, February 13. — Lieuteuant
Governor Leslies was inaugurated Gover
nor of Kentucky, at Frankfort to-day,
vice Governor Stevenson resigned.
Fred Zimmerman, sentenced last Decem
ber to ten years in the penitentiary for i
manslaughter, in killing Captain O. Mor
ris, was released from confinement this j
morning on a pardon from the Governor. '.
THE LEGISLATURE. i
Hichmond, February 14. '
The Lieutenant Governor in the chair, i
A communication was read from the '
superintendent of public buildings, report- J
ing tho present condition of tho Stato ,|
penitentiary buildings aud what repairs
md alterations aro deemed advisable to
make tho workshops more roomy and the J
juarding of the prisoners less costly. '
fabled and ordered to be printed. ,
BILLS INTRODUCED, TWICE READ AND '
By Mr. Fitzpatrick—To extend the t
.orporato limits of the town of Manchester. }
By Mr. Boiler—To authorize the board '
af supervisors of Rockingham county to ,
issue new bonds in lieu of the bouds here- t
tofore issued by said county in payment
jf the subscription by said couuty to the
:apital stock of the Manassas Gap railroad j
Senate bill No. 198, appropriating <
$5,000 to defray the expense of replenish- !
ing the fresh water streams of the State ;
with fish, reported adversely by the com- i
mittee ou general laws, was taken up. I
Mr. Pendletou stated that he desired time
to present his views on this subject, aud £
tho bill was laid on the table. t
House of Delegates. c
Houso met at 11 M. Speaker Turner in *
the chair. ,
BILLS REPORTED. .
House bill to authorize the judge of
Campbell county to order a new registra- ,
tion in Burkville township ; to amend the .
-barter of the town of Scottsville ; to re- <
quire the sergeants of cities and towns of '
this State, to purchase the shoes needed for !
their prisoners, from the Stato penitentiary, i
RICHMOND, FREDERICKSBURG AND POTOMAC
Mr. Kelly, by leave, introduced a bill I
to authorize tho Richmond, Fredericksburg 1
md Potomac nilroad company, to extend J
their road to Alexandria, ami moved a ,
suspension of the rule in order that it
might be placed on the calendar.
The House refused to suspend the rule i
by a vote of 05 yeas to 40 nays, not two- 1
thirds voting iv the affirmative The bill,
therefore, goes to a committee. ,
THE ALEXANDRIA AND FREDERICKSBURG J
bill camo up as unfinished business, and
was further discussed. I
—~- ii wm ii m .
Feareul Disaster at Sea. — Cable ]
telegrams announce a series ol terrible i
gales on the English and French coasts,
causing many disastrous shipwrecks, the
most appalling of which is the loss of a
French transport off Capo La Ilugue, with ,
over twelve hundred lives. No such awful i
disaster has been recorded for mauy years <
—of all the numerous company on board
not one being left to tell the tale. Wo
have no details ai yet of the wrecks on ■
the English coast, but the underwriters i
will ba auxious until they are known. !
I —*_ t '—'
Peabohy Monument.—The proposition
(o erect a mouument in Now York, iv
honor of the late George Peabmly, has |
abandoned, and the money subscribed ■
therefor turned over for charitable pur
poses. The amount subscribed was only ]
Police Court. — Tho following casta
were disposed of by Police Justice White tbil
John Fowles and Mary Fowles, colored |
charged with unlawfully assaulting and
striking Ellen Fowles, and with refusing to al
low her to enter the houso. Caso dismissed on
tbe payment of costs.
Jim Archer, colored, was up on the charge
of stealing ono mink skin, valued at three do!- '
lars, the property of S. Sol. Case dismissed,
the charge not being eubßtantuated.
E. 11. Clark, charged with selling liquori by
sample,without having paid the proper license,
in violation of city ordinance. Case dismissed.
Thos. Clarke, colored, charged with bigamy, i
This case was disposed of by a higher court
more than a year ago, and therefore ths Jus
tice dismissed the matter.
Edward Robinson and William Hacketl
charged with swindling Mary Jane Curtis ont
i? ' n . LTnite '' States currency and one silver
watch valued at $20. Case dismissed, the evi
j dence not substantiating the charge.
Thomas Tinsley, colored, oharged with un- I
lawfully assaulting and threatening Courtney
Robinson, was lined $2,50 an _ informed that
if he was ever brought up again he would be
sent to jail.
Sandy Robertson and Musko Henry, colored,
charged with unlawfully assaulting and strik
ing Heverly Davis. The chief witness in tbis
case testified that Sandy Robertson swore that
he would blow out the brains of Davis with an
axe. All parties connected in this ca>o were
required to pay a fine of $2.50.
Immigration.— The following extract
from a letter of the secretary of the commis
noners of immigration of the Stato of New
l ork, to the commissioner of immigration of I
Virginia, under date of will
be read with interest:
"Your State has received a larger number
of immigrants than in former years, and if the I
parties who settle in your State are doing well
and ate kindly treated by their neighbors
they will undoubtedly indue, some of their
relatives and friends to join them. This is in
fact the only successful way in which such im
migrants as you want can be directed to your
"We have now a largo number of able-bodied,
hardy_r_ien to support in our institutions, who
large landowners would be able to settle a I
assist and protect them, they would make a
good investment, even if they had to give their
land to the first settlers for nothing. Is there
no demand at present for common and field
laborers? We have also some mechanics and
tions and uncontested cases, the Judn-e ad- I
journed the court to the 23d inst. in consequence
of tho death of his daughter-in-law. Tho Com
monwealth and other contested eases will be I
taken up oa said last mentioned day. The
clerk a office of both Circuit and County courts
have been removed to Manchester, and are now
ia a room fitted up by the trustees of the town,
in the rear end of the market house.
There will be a mass meeting of the Republi
cans of Manchester township at the African
church, Thursday night, 16th instant, called
by the township committee,
Gone to the Penitentiary.— Deputy United
States Martha! John P. Yeatman loft this
morning on tho steamer Wyanoke, with John
feast and Charles Young, who were sentenced
at the last session of the United States Court
to confinement in the Albany penitentiary-
East for one year and Yonng for eighteen
months, for assaulting a revenue officer in
Henry county. The parties were disguised
»nd blackened when they took (he officer from
Eland committed the outrage, but plo-d
ivheu arraigned before Ihe court.
mendable Charily. —From a Troy
ondent ofthe hraelite, tho organ ofthe
people of Cincinnati, we observe that
iur old townsman, Mr. J. M. Engel, was in
itrumontal in securing a contribution to the
mfterers in the German army ofthe consider
ible sum of $115, tho proceeds of the sale of
;he "luxuries" on the table at a New Year's
intertainment. This act of charity suggested
jy the kind heart of Mr. Engel, is worthy of
.he highest commendation.
Legal Acumen. —Thero is a gentleman
)f the legal profession in this city who is right
y regarded by his contemporaries as a walking
lictionary of legal erudition. There is nothing
ibout the law worth knowing that is not with
n the grasp of his comprehension. He is in
■ruth not half ho verdant as his name would
signify. The Hon. Josoph Mayo, ex-Mayor of
Shis city, and the lato Patrick Henry Ayfett,
Esq., were always conceded the palm for writ
ng the most diabolical hands ever seen here
ibouts, but we think the gentleman above need
lot half try and beat both parties named for
ho most outre chirography two to one.
Let the City See its Interest. —There is f.
novo on foot to induce the City Council to
>urchase all the real estate fronting on thia
dde of the Jamei>, from Gambles Hill to some
listance above the locks on the James river
:anal, so as to lease the water-power of tke
•iver to parties wishing to engage in manu*
actures. We hope this may bo done, Thou
lands and thousands of dollars may be thus
ntrodueed here, and a large influx to our
Ins commission of roving citizens and
ilmeu, who lately went to Philadelphia
iy fire engines lor this city, have sue
d in purchasing "a very serviceable
d-class, halftalkAmoskeag engine, called
he Handin-Hand, from a company of that
lame In Philadelphia." The engine, horses,
tc, cost $2,000.
The alarm of tire last night, about half
tast 12 o'clock, was caused by the burning of
i small framed tenement in that part of the
;ity known as "penitentiary bottom." Tbe
ircmi-n wero on the ground soon after the
ilarm was given, and worked assiduously.
rhis morning notbiDg remained but tho chini
ley of the houso.
]'irginia Lodge K. P. havo authorized a
muimittee to purchase a photograph of Capt.
Wm. A. Charters, executed by Campbell. It
ias been on exhibition at hia rooms for some
ime, and is enclosed in a frame like Hines'.
rhe likeness will be placed iv the new Pythian
lall, over Price's dry goods store.
Skating Carnival. —Notwithstanding the
mow-storm, Assembly Hall is to be in one
;rand blazo of excitement to-night. Tho car
lival ia to be a glorious affair ; the young, the 1
niddte-aged and infancy is for this once to I
•mblazou tho scene with a glorious outburst of
un and joyousness. It will be worth seeing.—
Lot all visit thu rink to-night.
Tlie good music and singing or some
hing else equally as potent now attracts so
aany that tho Monumental church is incon
veniently crowded every Sabbath afternoon.
By this moans often the regular pow-holdera
»ro deprived of their seats.
Snow. —This morning the earth was
'ound to bo covered with snow to the depth of
J-ree or four inches, tho product of a crop
»hich commenced its yield about 8 o'clock last
>ight. Theru was somo little sleigh-riding in
lulged in this forenoon.
_ . __
The citizens of Henrico havo gotten en
gaged at tho number of petty depredations
icrpetrated there and propose to establish a
vgular police. Those watchmen will have
ong beats to go over.
Tlie Baptist denomination of christians
lave the most Sunday school teachers and
icbolars of any sect in this latitude, tbe num
>er of teachers possibly aggregating 250 and
he scholars 2,500.
Charles N. Jones hfu been adjudged a
unatic by a commission of aldermen and sent
to the Williamsburg asylum.
AdrerttMmenta will be Insarted in ths RVKMI 0
JOUKNAL st the faUowing rates:
One square, one Insertion $ It
Oae square, two Insertion 1 si
-o square, three Insertions _ ] 76
One sqnare, six Insertions 8 CO
ne square, twelve insertions s (.0
-ie square, one month 10 (0
1 -o square, two months. 18 CO
( ue square, three months
For quarterly and yearly Advertisers
peelal arrangements will be made.
Humphreys Beaten Again.—A largo
meeting of the Republicans of Chesterfield
ounty was held last night in the town of
The meeting had been called In the interest
ftbe Third District Congressional committee,
or the purpose of asking the Republicans or
lie county to endorse its action in reference
o recommendations which it had made as to
hanges in the Federal offices in this District.
A series of resolutions were introduced sus
aining this committee, and after a full hear
flg ol this oaso and the questions at issne in
olved in the revenue struggle that has been
:olng on in this district for the last two months,
ie meeting by a vote of only six against,
bled tbe resolutions, thereby repudiating the
ction of tbe said committee.
Messrs. Humphreys, Morrissoy, Taylor and
lindsev spoke in favor of the resolutions •
en. White, Mr, Burr and Mr. Washington
This is another rebuke to Mr. Humphreys
nd his factionists, who are endeavoring, from
olives of personal ambition, to destroy the
>arty in the State by drawing out of it all who
o ipose their aspirations.
Briefs. —Charming winter weather now
in a porcine optic,
Gardens in which dead beats are raised—La
or beer gardens.
Aq old Tirginia "settler"—rye whiskey.
Somebody calls this an old-fashioned winter.
We never did care much for old-fashioned
A man in Jefferson Ward, this morning tried
o cook a can of sealed oysters on a hot store.
iivere injury to the amateur cook,
nt shaking of the house. lie says
er saw oysters so high before,
a Virginia post-office not far from
the salary of whoso postmaster is
per annum. The advantage is, that
liticians of the place aro not work"
alaco him for the benefit of "a par
nd," or somo party who "has inflii
l department." That postmaster is
it "a whirlwind took a flock ot
ut of sigkt"—they were seen no
esident of Second street had a flock
to disappear the other night—they
seen alter leaving the roost. The
Its "Recent Whirlwind" is the chap
j-riated them. He is of opinion that
hould look out fur bim.
- Court. —The following business
oted in this court to-day:
in.. Johnson, thirty days in jail,
or; Henry Williams, misdemeanor,
i in jail and labor; Geo. R. Morton,
Wilson, hang jury, charged with
pc of prisoners from city jail; D.
or assault and battery, case con
fth ; Barbara Rupre'cht. receiving
i stolen from General EL A. Wise,
led till next term
... Publications. —We return our
!>. Bell Dyer, newsdealer, Main
s doors above Eighth, for the last
the "New Varieties," "New York
and the "New York Weekly."
also on hand, besides his splendid
wspapers, periodicals, etc., the best
of comic* Valentines we have seen
• Public. —The Governor, to-day,
he following notaries public:
Musselwhite, of Washington coun-
Lee Martz and J. H. Saul]y, of
county; J. S. Wallace, of Au
ty; Richard Walke, Jr., of Nor
i(; Selden, Ne. 918, Main stretf
ad this weeks' New York I-sdger
y Corner, and have a large asaort
'orts of Valentines from "gay to
lively to severe..'
idemy of Music, on Franklin
> only place of public amusement
the city, and it is understood that
f patrcnago that will close very
•erne Court of Appeals adjourned
the sth day of March.
■ ii tsst ■! >
, COLORING PREPARATIONS
o.varo ot bottled dyes in tbo shape of
bs and sediment fluids. Tbey are all
id dangorous. PHALON'S VITALIA
ON FOR TUB UAIU, a perfectly pure,
armless and agreeable preparation, is
it that will change grey hair to its
without risk of any disgusting conso
nts the pale, soothes tbe nervous, and
IB IVORY PBAKL TOOTH POWDER
recommended aa the boat dentifrice
causes and preserves tbo teeth, harden,
eetens tbe breath ; and, containing uo
' substance, is perfectly harmless, and
iily with great advantage. Sold by all
ice, 25 and 60 cents per bottle.
[• haYiiia* a sickly wife or daughter,
iglish Female Bitters.
INODOROUS KID ULOVE CLEAN-
cau be quickly aud repeated
I made equal to uew; even when badly
übe readily restored. It is easy of ap
is perfectly free from any odor. For
sts and fancy goods dealers. Price, -i
"inr-rfiil Iron and Vegetable Tonic, Is
IS POMADE OPTIMH, as a dressing
i all that is requirod ; purely vegetable
■ i-tuiiii.il, it softens, improves and beau
, strengthens tbe roots, and gives it a
rpeai-a.ee. or sale by all druggists
lb cents per bottle,
the drum, play the life,
th Female Ritters, save yonr life.
i'GDON, tbo Indian pbysiclan, claims to
illy treated quite a number of patients
ud we hear of those who testify to tbo
Innate that there are many physicians
t systems of practice for tho cure ol
1 diseases. The Doctor is conildont ol
his mode of treating the sick, and
afflicted to consult him and jiidfe for
his ability to cure. He cau be founri
l Mancboster, next to tbe pii_t-offic_
"interviewed" during the day or even
at female coniplaiuts, nothing equals
INN.Ni.HAM—On tho Blh at Febru.
..lm I>. Siiuthiill, Mr.TVRKKU. lISIU
LI/IE J. CUNNINGHAM, diugbti-r r.f
:ou, all of Mecklenburg o ruuty, Va.
(OMAN. —At Lehanou, l'lrlmsylvanis,
acob Wiediiia.li, assisted by the Rev. M.
.DOLDII DILL, of Richmond, Va., to
SETU W. WEIDMAN, of the former
-In Norfolk, on the 11th Inst., Mrs.
:. Al.lif.Eß, wils of Rev. Thomas M.
'illijuiniburg, and daughter of Win. W.
city, aged Sf. years.
--At bis residuum' near Manchester,
Llth inst . at 8 _ o'clock P. M., JAMES
Jill l.iiN A_i-7ici/. llua.-n»rll, ~ t
eneflt of tho Widows and Orphans oi
.N No. 171. Kvs.mno Fsu. 11!.
.9, 70, 69, 84, 73, 2il, 27, 6t), 42, 13,
ON No. 175. Morhiho Fib. 14
60, 8, (il, 32, 38, 15, 75, 1, 45, 30.
hand, at Riihinoud, Va., this llth day
- CO., 0. Q. TOMPKINS,
!TKH OF HAFFLK, can be purchased
. I. DAIIN-V, at tbe llrauch ufflce, No
ti-ec-i, ono dour from Main.