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g-iWAtin MASCIIIKRAUK BALL, ~
MONDAY, THE 20TI1 OF FEBRUARY, IS7I,
AT ASSK.-Illl.V HALT.,
Eighth Htreet, botwoon Grace and Franklin streets.
Preparations have hoen made lo make thin the
grandest affair of the soason.
Prico of tickets admitting laly nnd gentleman,
$3.00 ; every additional la.ly $1.00
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tho day of the Ball.
Tickets to be bad through the recommendation of
the members ol tbe society, by Messrs. A. Uodeker,
No. 1636 Main street ; 11. Hoinrith, No. 906 Main
street; John F. Kohler, No. "15 Broad streot ;H. 1
Wenzel, No. 419 Broad street—tho Committee of Ar
rangements, roll—St—ll,lß, 20
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corner of Franklin. >*V-
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of Skates, 50 cents. Children, under 11 years of age, i
25 cents. A package of V 2 tickets, $3 00. Ladies
will only be charged 25 cents at tho Afternoon As
semblies. MUSIC ut night ,
City and Town Rights for sale. Address, for par
ticulars, DRANE _11 LOVER, I
ja 27—tf Richmond. .
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steamship ISAAC BELL, Captain Biakemah, will
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17th, at 12 o'clock M.
Freight received nntil 11 o'clock A. M. '
Fare $12 00 j
Steerage 6 1)0
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felo—2t No. 3 Governor stroet. <
BILLIARD T Kill PL, E.
rj KDI'GRD 4 IVES'
(late of the Spotswood Hotel)
CORNER OF MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREETS,
RICHMOND, VA. I
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. I
fe7 —lm '• j
R'aEß BOOK 8, —WANTED—Rare old I
American Books ;$5 for Robert B. Thomas'
Almanac for 1793 ;$2 for 1795. Any por.nn having '
rare old American Books, Hiich as the works of Rich- ]
ard, Increase, Samuel, Eloazer, or Cotton Mather, or
nnv of the works ot the Hint Now England writers, |
or Dr. Franklin's genuine Poor Richard's Almanac,
or any American almanac iv good condition, printed 1
prior to 1752, or Aucieut Indian Narratives, or any
raro American newspaper, pamphlet, Ac, can hear
of a purchaser l.y statiug prico, condition, -c, and
addressing JAMES T. MOULTON,
fe 1.-d-wlm No. 4 Carnes street, Lynn,'Mass. i
\\T ANTKD ~ i
A PARTNER, Willi a capilal Of $260 or $300,
in a NEW and WELL-PAYING BUSINESS.
For further information apply to the OFFICE of
this papor. ja2l—ls
OOUTHKRN STEAM DYK HOUSE.
A NEW FRENCH DYE HOUSE
as been opened in this city, where Ladies and Gen
tlemen can havo their
GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
DYED AND CLEANED,
. and delivered in twenty-four hours notlco
D. H. BLASCOW, French Dyer,
ja 21—ly 311 Broad Street, uear Third.
VjUS-di' MUSIC 1 ' MUSIC!
No. 918 Mum Stukit,
No longer of the'flrin of Marsh 4 Pollock, is now
prepared to serve his friends and the public geue
SUEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my new establish
ment. JOHN MARSH,
no 12-ly 918 Main St., bet. Ninth aud Tenth.
DRUGS AND )ii.lili:i.\Ei!.
T~~ WAGNER *"coT '
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS,
respectfully announce tbat they have removed to
their new and spacious htore, (diagonally opposite
the old stand,) south west corner Sixth and Bread
streets, and offer fur sale at lowest market rales, a
full and compleie stock of DRUGS, MEDICINES,
CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS,
GLASS, -0. Buying only of first-class importing
and manufacturing houses, we can guarantee satis
faction in prico, purity au.l quality of goods.
Orders shipped promptly.
»12— ts JOB. N.WILLIS.
rpAYLOR BROTHERS, DENTISTS, 1112 MAIN
_L STREET, (ovor Tribbott'sconfectionery,)oxtrHCt
teeth without pain; insert teeth as low as $15, and
don't charge lor extracting. Sensitive teotk filled
without pain. Auy tooth filled with gold, mid war
ranted for life, at
111_ Main street, Richmond, Va.
N. B.—lnstructions in any branch of iloiiflatry giv
en to the profession on reasonable terms.
WOOD .- COAL.
BEST RED ASH ANTlll*MMT|iir~_.GO aid
STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. Beat seasoned
OAK and PINE WOOD at lowest price, Sawed aod
J R. F.T)URROUaiIS,
Ja 12—lm corner Main and Seventh streets.
/"ILEBK'S OFFICE, HENRICO COUNTY.
The Board of Supervisors of Iloinico county will
meet at the Court-House on WKDNISDAY, Februa
ry 22d, 1871, for Ihe purposo of laying the levy for
All persons having claims ag .lust said county will
present them int separate iteina. npiw.tically made
out, and verified hy affidavit. All claims to bo nd
dressed to tho cleik of Ihe lloaid.
By order of the Board :
fe9—6t WM. J. ANNABLE, Clerk.
For sale by
fa6—tf Fifth and MarsliaM -tin-tH.
T WA_ OUHJtD OK OnAtttltmn AmU OAiAHBH
--■ hy a simple leuiedv and will s.nd the ncelpt flee.
delS-lw MKS. M. 0, I.KOGh.T, Jeney City, N. 3
Slje -latin State Journal. I
!*&%?& RICHMOND* VA.. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16 1871. VOL. 111,-NO. 88.
War New* From Kuro|i-.
Paris advices state that everything has
been arranged at Bordeaux for the settle
ment of peace ; that the draft of a treaty
has been approved by Bismarck and Yon
Moltke; that the treaty will bo signed
immediately, nnd tho German troops will
then march through Paris to tho Stras
bourg station, and there tako cars as rapidly
as practicable for home. The Assembly
will thon adjourn to Paris and proceed
with the reorganization of France. Bui
this looks rather too good to be true. The
Orloanists held a caucus in Bordeaux on
Monday; Iheir proceedings have not
transpired. Many Bonapartis. agouts are
in Bordeaux. A Versailles telegram states
that if peace is effected on fair terms, it is
probable the Germans will not onter Paris •
but tho 24th, instead of the 19th, is con
sidered the probable day of entry, if one
is agreed upon.
Discreditable reports aro in circulation
in Paris against the members of the pro
visional government, consisting of alleged
corruption in tho management of its heavy
war contracts, by which they made im
menso sums of money, besides drinking
up, at tho public expense, 43,000 bottles
of wine. Paris has paid four million
francs of its war contribution, and it is
stated that tho bankers are fully prepared
to loan the city 200,000,000, tho full
Thoro is said to be a reign of terror in
departments in which bands of francs
tirenrs are operatiug, pillaging of travel
lers and houses being with them the order
of tho day.
If tho terms of peace proposed by Bis
marck, and confidentially communicated
to Favre, are not agreed upon by the Con
stituent Assembly, Germany stands ready
immediately to renew hostilities, and,
flushed as she is with victory and having
trodden the streets of Paris, she will be
apt to mako short work with the remnants
of armed opposition that may be left.
Thero is little reason, however, to fear
such a result. Franco has had enough of
war, and will be far moro anxious to re
cuperate her shattered fortunes than to try
again the chances of disastroiuVwar. The
Assembly is undoubtedly constituted in
favor of peace, whether it shall restore the
Orleans family to the throne or lay broad
and deep the foundations of a stablo lie
public. The war cloud will surely break
away. Tho Assembly had a preparatory
sitting on Monday, at which about three
hundred deputies were in attendance. The
session was afterwards formally opened
and secretaries appointed.
Fisai.lt : Thero is a single question which
we wisb to submit to all interested in this sub
ject, and it is this: What would be the fate of
a proposition from Virginia to the General
Assembly of Pennsylvania, asking for such
privileges as are here sought from us ?
The above appears in an editorial in the
Whig of this morning. If tbat journal
understood tho laws of Pennsylvania, it
would not have made such a lamentable
display of ignorance.
If any railroad party desires to construct
a railroad in Pennsylvania, they can do so
by subscribing the necessary stock and fil
ing official notico of their purpose with tho
Secretary of tho Commonwealth. Penn
sylvania has a free railroad law, under
which any person cau build a railroad, and
enjoy the same privileges and fraccbiscs
onjoyed by the Pennsylvania Central.
Danville H'nuiaiiii Outlet.
The Richmond correspondent of tho
Danville Register, is the editor of that pa
per, and Senator from Pittsylvania. On
tho 4th he writes ; Tho preponderance of
the lobby is largely on the side of the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac
road and opposition to the charter, aud If
that sido prevail, all impartial judges agree
that it will perpetuate .the most unscrupu
lous and contracted monopoly that has
ever existed in tho Commonwoalth.—
Roberts, in his address to the crmmittee,
denominated the Fredericksburg road a
"toll gate" standing in tho way of freights
passing between North and South.
The condition and prospect of Cuba aro
iummed up as follows : "Tho last hope
of any liberal and enlightened policy
toward the Antilles vanished with the re
turn of the Unionist leaders to power on
the death of Marshal Prim. The only
prospect of relief and ultimate freedom to
the Cubans lies now iv the financial dis
tresses of tho mother country, and in the
acknowledgment by the Cabinet of King
Amadous of tho impossibility of extin
guishing the insurrection by force alono.
Ai nations can not be imprisoned for debt,
and a Spaniard cau uot be convinced of
anything against hia will, it must be ad
mitted I hat the prospect is not flattering.
But tho fact that discussion can now exist
ia Madrid in regard to a matter so inti
mately affecting the national vanity, is not
without ita significance."
Free trade keeps overy American
workiugman under perpetual competition
with all the lowest paid workiugmen on
the globe. If ho attempts to weave cloth,
he is not permitted to do so at a profit so
long as the poorest Manchester weaver can
do it for loss and undersell him. If he trhs
to raise wool he is broken, provided a
single Buenos Ay roan or Australian grower
can undersell him. Whatever ho does he
must do cheapetthan the whole world
beside, and of course, of all the world's
paupers, he must be the poorest, or else
the national industry must fail in the fierce
The Washington correspondent of the
Chicago Jiuinal write* that tho next Pres
idential canvass is already becoming a very
prominent topic of conversation among all
parties, and while the general conclusion
Is favorable to Grant's roiiominalion, there
is, however, a feeling prevalent that Col
fax's friends will bring him forward and
press his nomination, notwithstanding the
Vice-President constantly avers his inten
tion to retire to private life. Colfax is too
honorable to even countenanco this move
ment, but there is little doubt but that an
effort of tho kind will bo mado by his
friends. Thero is probably no man who
over filled thu Vice-President's chair that
was Colfax's superior ns presiding officor
of tlio Senate. His quick perception
wonderful memory nnd thorough knowl
edge of parliamentary rules contrast
strongly with tho manner of some of his
A monument is to be placed by the State
of Ohio over tho gravo of Oen. Thomas L.
llamer, a he»oof the Mexican war, whom
the present generation has quito forgotten.
Hamer was, nevertheless, a bravo and bril
liant man, both in military and civil life,
and deserves to bo remembered also as the
man who, when Congressman, discerned
tho soldierly capabilities of the boy U. S
Grant and placed him at West Point. So
that we owo to llamer, indirectly, a great
commander-in-chief aud a President.
Fallen Paris—The Last Susday in
the Unoonquereu Capital.—The cor
respondent of tho London Times in Paris
wrote on January 23d :
Yesterday afternoon, along tho principal
lino of tlio boulevards, it was uot easy to
mako one's way through the thick crowd
of well-dressed loungers enjoying their
usual Sunday promenade as composedly as
if there wero no shells or short-commons
to disturb tho ordinary routine of their life.
The cafes wero tilled with guests, discus
sing over absintho or beer, busily but with
less vehemence than might have beeu
expected from French politicians at such a
crisis, the dowufall of Trochu aud tho
hopes entertained of the moro energetic
At tho Theatre Francais a large audience
was listening to one of Moliere's master
pieces, too absorbed to notico the frequent
and now familiar explosions which filled
up the pauses between tho speeches of the
actors. Masses of infantry lined both
sides of the Champs Elysees, making Iho
passers-by believo that tb« now comman
der-in-chief WP9 resolved to mako up for
lost time, and that another sortie was
already imminent, despite the crushing
failure of the last Nobody had probably
a suspicion that at that very moment tho
troops were wanted for service sacrcely a
mile off, in the heart, of Paris, and that
French bullets got re.idy against tho Prus
sians were piercing French hearts.
Whilo one party b of citizens wero ap
plauding "Tartufl'e," another wero shooting
each othor from window and doorway
across the open space in front of tho Hotel
de Villo. All the time the Prussian bombs,
as if to supply the key to the strange
Bceoes enacting in Paris, and the answer
ing cannon of tho forts, mado themselves
almost continuously heard. A quarter of
an hour's walk from tho P>ou!evards or the
Theatre Fraucais would have brought on.
within the reach of tho falling shells. To
complete the picture I ought not to forget
the silent, worn-out crowds, composed
principally of women, waiting wearily,
but patiently beforo the doors of some
butcher's or baker's shop until their turn
at last camo round to get their pittance of
meat or bread."
Out op the Jaws ok Death.—A re
markable case of lockjaw was related to
us recently. A gentleman of this city
had his jaws continuously lucked for nine
teen days, and at iutervals for thirteen.
During the time, when tho disease was at
its worst, the sufferer could not eat any
thing nor sleep iv the least. During tbo
thirty-two days' siege he drank as many
quarts of liquor Jo stimulate him. Tho
same man has been visited by cholera and
yellow fever. The physicians who attend
ed him while ho had lockjaw proutJuuee
his recovery tho most remarkable ever
coming under their observation.— Harri
Tho Bangor Whig relates as a remarka
ble instance that a daughter was bom to
the wife of Mr. Frederick Howie, of Ornc
ville, Maine, recently, who is tho fifth
generation now living. Thn child has
four grand-parents, five great grand
parents, and ono great-great-grand-parent.
Its great-great-grand-mother is eighty
seven years old, halo and hearty. Sho has
the privilege of saying, "Arise, daughter,
and go to thy daughter, for thy daughter*
daughter hath a daughter."
1 • »
An Infamous Wretch.—A Paris letter
written just before tho armistice says: It
turns out that Sergeant Iloff,, tho pet of
3chtnitz, tho idol of Paris, tho man deco
rated with tho Cross of the Logion of Hon
or for assassinating German sentinels is—
a spy 1 Every night Iloff used to go out,
comingiu in the morning with a Pruttinn
casque, to report another sentinel killed.
But this nice young man began to live
freely—he gave his mistress seven thou
sand francs atone time, and at length ho
was put in the order of tho day as tbo idol
of the day. At Ch_mpigny, Iloff disap
peard.-eud tho same night, his mistress,
with whom lie bad quarrelled, made some
revelations. It was probably owing to her
threats that he let. Tho infamous act,
unbecoming a soldier, for which Iloff was
decorated, was condemned by every man
who had ever put his foot out of Prance.
Am.k.ku Murder ok ICiuut Men in
Ku-Klux.—A special to Iho Chronic!
from Columbia, S. C, datod ycsloiday
Another tenible outrage by tho Kb
Klux took place last night at Union.
--i Eight men were taken from the jail ail
brutally murdend by masked villains wo
rode to the jail in the night, tied the shejff
and jailor, and forced open tho jail. Tty
' then took out eight colored prisoners, shut
-1 ingsixaud hanging two. The excitewnt
Tho Siamese Twins are sixty years old.
Missouri is to have a Slate constitutional
In Mobile they are selling milk for
twenty cents a quart.
Boston reports an ice crop in that neigh
borhood of 000,000 tons.
Six public spirited citizens aro candidates
for mayor of Now Albany, Indiana.
Klniira, New York, has two girls in its
postollice, and one in its clerk's office.
California is expecting a visit In April
from President Grant and Secretary Fish.
Ono Indianapolis editor writes down
another as tho " imbecile word-making
A marble bust of Senator Wilson is to
adorn the Massachusetts Stato House at
Ten thousand acrcr, cf land in Fiji were
receully purchased by a Scotchman for
sixpence an acre.
It is painful to wa how many men wind
up tho week by reeling homo at midnight
"The Old Man's I hunk Again," is tho
title of the latest temperance song in San
An aboriginal usurper ha 3 assumed the
crown of Abysinia, calling himself the
A frightful amount of drunkonness is
complained of in both Liverpool and Man
Professor Huxley has been elected to
succeed Charles Dickens as President of
tho Birmingham and Midland Institute.
Tho revenue officials in San Francisco
are making raids upon tho Chinamen for
tho illicit manufacture of cigars.
A member of the Illinois Legislature
wants a law passed to provide for teaching
plain sewing in tho public schools.
Mrs. Susan Busk, of Alleghany county,
Va., died last week at the age of 117, leav
ing an orphan daughter only ninety-eight
A member of the Virginia Legislature is
demanding legislation to protect the peoplo
against paper and chip-bottom shoes.
Tho famous Pantheon of Paris has
escaped serious injury, although the dome
and outer walls bear marks of the bom
In 18G9 sixleen of the English railway
carried each upwards of five millions of
passengers, exclusivo of season-ticket hold
Massachusetts is anxious to repeal not
enly the national income tax but also a
fetate incoms tax ahe has on her statuto
A poem in au agiicultural paper, called
"Song of the Farmer Boy," very appro
priately commences with "Ho 1 brothers,
The Chattanooga Times asks : "Whither
are wo drifting ?" To which tho Knox
ville Whig replies : "It would be profane
in us to say."
Why is a baby like a sheaf of wheat ?
Because it is first cradled and then thrash
ed, and finally becomes the flower of tho
"Have you ever brokon a horse?" in
quired a horse-jockey. "Not exactly," re
plied Simmons, "but I have broken three
or four wagons."
In Boston a poor nan who, less than a
year ago, had only oro suit of clothes, went
into the uewspaper business and now has
eight suits. Seven of them aro for liUel.
Mr. Brignoli, in attempting to say at the
Nilsson concert in Tidianapolis that Made
moiselle Nilsson wm suffering from a cold,
declared that "M'lli Nilsson was a 'lectio
Ziba Andrews, a brakesman on the
Grand Trunk railway, was killed Tuesday
by falling from i traiu near West Paris,
Marcellas Cogfshall, aged 22 years, com
mitted suicide atß.ston last Tuesday night
by taking poisoi.
A boy fourtcm years old, named Waters,
while attempting to get on a passing engine
fit Memphis, Tmnessee, Tuesday morning,
fell and the ergine passed over him, cut
ting off both fegs, inflicting fatal injuries.
An unknovn colored man was shot in
the head Tueday in Memphis and instant
ly killed b; a white mau. Tho colorrd
man's body vas secretly buried, and noth
ing waR kniwn of the murder until Wed
A gontlimau learned in tlie origin of
social cusoms was asked what was the
meaning of casting an old shoe after a
newly-m.rried couple as they started on
their trij. Said he: "To indicate that tho
chances of happiness in matrimony nro
It M slippery Iho other day, in Wat-r
--bury, I >iinectic_t, says tho American.
"Islhroany show goin'ou here 1" said
a rud boy as ho stuck his head into a
store .oor. "No, sonny, why ?" "Cause
therei so many peoplo siltin' on tho sidc
walkwith their hats off."
A farmer out near Kickapoo bought
ijorai new-fangled burning fluid of a trav
elin humbuggiat, who said it would uot
expjde. The farmer will try to build him
a huso next summer a little larger than
theone he had before ho bought the oil.
Wen anybody tells you they havo an
nri-explosive coal oil, and they want to
slnv it to you, don't you let them do it.
Sailors Frozen to Death.—A terrible
(iso of suffering and death, caused by the
scent Bevere cold and the ice blockade ln
no East Biver and Long Island Sound, is
.ported as follows: A schoonor had
jecn lying off Hog Island reef, frozen in,
fir tho past few days. The captain and
Drew, consisting of two men and a boy,
were engaged most of the time in attempt
ing to cut a way out of the ice. Tuesday
tho people residing on the shore, noticing
that everything about tho schooner was
still and strange, managed to get within
hailing distance of the vessel, when the
boy faintly made known their condition.
After great exertions the vessel was reach
ed, and there a sickeuing sight was beheld.
The two sailors were dead and literally
fro„cn stiff, aud the captain and boy wero
nearly frozjn and almost starved, they
having run out of supplies. The captain,
persisting in his vain efforts to reach tbe
open sea, had frozen iioth his bauds and
feet, and was cxtrrmcly helpless. The
bodies were removed ashore and tho help
less survivors taken caro of.— N. Y. World.
Richmond, February 10.
The Lieutenant Governor in the chair.
HENATK PILLS RKPORTKI) FROM COMMITTEES-
To amend and re-enact an act ontitled
"an act to incorporate tho town of Abing
don," passed March 11, 1834.
_ To establish a freo ferry over North
river at tho town of Lexington.
To. amend and re-enact tho first section
of an act entitled an act incorporating the
town of Estillvillo in tho county of Scott.
PILLS INTRODUCE!), READ TWICE AND
By Mr. Grccno—To amend an act en
titled an act to incorparato the Petersburg
By Mr. Ilcndrick—An act for the relief
of the surities of James M. Gibson, late
sheriff of Wise county.
Sciialo bill, 194, to prevent tho destruc
tion of partridgis in tho counties of tho
commonwealth of Virginia, reported from
the committee on general laws with the
recommendation that it do not pass, was
laid on the table.
Senate bill to amend and re-enact tho
11th soction of chapter 188, of lite code as
amended by an act passed July 20th,
1801, in relation to suggestions, was re
THE RIGHTS OK MARRIED WOMEN.
The bill to protect the rights in property
of married women was reported from the
committee on goneral laws with the request
that it bo referred to the committee for
courts of justice. Agreed to.
Souato bill No. 140, to secure advances
for agricultural purposes, was taken up,
and the question being on the third reading
and engrossment, it was rejr.ted.
PAYMENT OF BASEMENT OFFICERS.
Houso bill entitled an act to re-euact
and amend tho Ist, 2d, 3.1 and 4th sections
of chapter 14th of tho oeia of Virginia,
fixing tho pay of tho officers and clerks in
the Capital offices was passed, ayes 24 ;
PARTIES IN CHANCERY.
Senato bill to amend and re-enact sec
tion 50, chapter 172 of the code, as to
parties in chancery was passed.
SENATE BILLS PASSED.
For the relief of H. B. Bradshaw, com
missioner of the revenue for the city of
For the relief of Dan'l Dyson, treasurer,
and Grorge W. Whitson, commissioner
of the revenue for the city of Petersburg.
House of Delegates.
House met at 11 A. M. Speaker Turner
in the chair. Prayer by Rev. 11. 11. Har
riss, of Richmoud college.
00 motion of Mr. Ilawxhurst, tho rule
waa suspended, and the Senate bill to
amend the code in relation to transfer of
the State's intorost in turupikes and plank
roads, to tho comities iv which they lie,
was placed on the calendar.
Mr. Thurman moved a btispension of
the rule, that he might i troduco and
have placed on tho calendar a bill to ameud
the code in regard to tho Supremo Court ,
of Appeal, which motion was rejected and ,
tho bill referred. i
On motion of Mr. Clarke, the unfinished ;
business (the Alexandria aud Fredericks
burg railroad bill) was postponed, and ,
Houso bill amending the act to fix the
time for holding the corporation courts,
was taken up, out of its order, aud ordered |
to bo engrossed. ,
The bill to amend the charter and chang
the namo of the Alexandria and Frede
ricksburg Railroad company, was then
taken up aud further discussed. ,
The Ui pi al of the Test-Uath a Law-
The Message of the I'resldent.
The following is the President's message ,
to Congress yesterday announcing tbat the l
bill repealing the test-oath has become a t
To the Senate, and Howe of Repixsenla- '
1 have this day transmitted to the Senate
the announcement that Senate bill No. .
218, " An act. prescribing iui oath of oflico (
to bo taken by persons who participated .
in tho late rebellion, but who aro not dis
qualified from holding office by the four- .
teenth amendment to tho constitution of
tho United States," has become a law, in
the manner prescribed by tho constitution,
without the signature of tho President.
If this were a bill repealing the teat-oath i
required of persons appointed or elected to
offices of profit or honor, it would moot .
my approval. The effect of tho law, how- ,
ever, is to relievo from taking a prescribed .
oath all those persons whom it was intend- (
ed to exclude from such offices, and to re
quire it from all others, lly this law the .
soldier who fought and bled for his coun- ,
try is to swear his loyality, whilo the gen- i
er.il who l.d hosts to overthrow tho Gov- .
ernment is admitted without it. ,
I cannot affix my name to a law which
discriminates against the upholders of the .
government. I believe, however, that it .
is not wise to excludo those by an oath of .
oflico who are not excluded by the con
stitution, and who are the choice of loyal ,
voters. But whilst relieving tliem from
an oath, I recommend the release also of ,
thone to whom the oath has no application.
U. S. Grant.
a .--LL —— I mmwssss_tmt_mm
T7-ALUABLK BKAI. ESTATE FOR SALB,
FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA,
AT PUBLIC AUCTION.
I.ii.Mint to an onlnr uf tbo Diatrict Ci.urt of the
Uuitod Si-ton fur the Diatrict of Virj.,,.ia. ■.....1.. on
th* l*lth tiny of January, 1871, In the Batter of Johu
S. Woods, bankrupt, I -hull, aa assignee of- lid bank
rupt, proceed to _elf,at
FRANKLIN COURT-HOUSE, VIRUINIA,
at public auction, to tho highest bidder, en
THH Bth DAY OF MARCH, 187.1,
the Kaid bankrupt's lit- iatoreat In TURKU HUN
DRED AND THIRTY-SIX (ILIS) ACKKS Of LAND,
lying in the said couuty of Franklin, ou Pig River.
Said land will bu sold free of nil lieua ard oucuui
-1.. .111( .' r.
TKRMS OK SALH—One-third of the pnrohaM
money will be r*_*_**d to be paid in cash ; the bal
ance iv two equal Installments of nix and nine
mouths from the d*y of sale, tho pnrcba j or i/iviug
1...ii.1a Willi approved security lor the deferrod pay
ments, and the title ret ilnod until Ihe whole of tbe
psrehase moi.e> is paid.
JOHN P. BARKSDALE,
fe lo—2»w_w Aisfgnee of John B. Wood.
GEORBE REUBEN CRUMP, cuh.ie.l, left Li* resi
dence iv this city, on the first of tho presout month,
and has not been hard from by bis family. Any
one I.mi long his whereabouts will please iuform hia
wlt'o. MARY CRUMP,
1714 Marshall atreet, betweeu Se-enteentll and
Kighleentb. f« in— 21*
Rj- Southern and Atlantic (opposition)
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The l.\ ii. 1.1.vi v nnd Danville Rall
ronil Milra. llptloii |,y the city of
Special to the Journal.
Lynchburg, February 10.—Tlio iiucslion
of authorizing a subscription by tho city
or $200,000 to Iho Lynchburg and Dan
ville railroad, was submitted to the voters
of this city yesterday, which resulted in
the subscription being authorized by a
largo majority. The colored men voted in
full force and with few exceptions for
tho subscription. Total vote cast, 1,818!
majority for subscription, 1,470.
Destructive Fire In Chesterfield Co—
Cotton Factory Destroyed.
.Special to the Journal.
Petersburg, Feb. 10.—The Mechanics'
cotton factory at Swift creek, two and
a half miles from the city, was burned last
night at about eleven o'clock. It was a
total loss. Cause accidental. Tho in
surance ou tho property destroyed amount
od to sixty-two thousand dollars.
General European intelligence-
Bordeaux, February 15.—Tho Assembly
to-day was engaged in the verification of
tho election of its members.
Tho electoral reports from Alsace and
Lorraine wore read and carried by warm
demonstrations of sympathy for those
The President announced that to-mor
row the Assembly would proceed to con
stitute a new government. The deputies
on leaving tho Assembly chamber woro
greatly cheered by tho populace. Victor
Hugo received an enthusiastic reception.
Paris, February 15.—Jules Favre re
turned last night from Bordeaux. Com
plete tranquility prevails hero. Goneral
Thotna. has resigned tho command ot the
National Guard. Vinoy succeeds him.
BrusseVs, Fubruary 15.—Orders have
been issued, disbanding the Belgian mili
tia, serving on tho frontier.
Bordeaux, Feb. 16.—A settled purposo
is manifest among tho deputies now here
to accomplish two things, viz: the over
throw of tho future seat of government
from Paris, in order that the country may
be no longer at the mercy of tho mob of
tho capital. Personal conversation with
members induces tho belief that a tem
perate provisional government will first
be formed. Thiers, Grevy, Trochu, Dele
seluse and Dorau are favorably mentioned,
in connection with some prominent citi
zens through the provinces, and it is be
lieved that the duty of deciding the even
tual form of government will be entrusted
Tbe Radicals are ouergetioally at work,
and have resolved not to part with power
without a struggle. They aro making
earnest appeals and violent speeches
among tho people; but unmeaning cries
for tlio prolongation of war and no surren
der havo evidently lost their force. The
Conservatives are quiet and confident.—
There is a strong undercurrent in favor of
The election of tho Princes will be de
Thiers and Favro have made an oarnost
appeal to Chatizy, Fardherlio and other
commanders, to -.ppeM to tho patriotism'
of the army to preserve order in France.
If necessary, the organization of tho armies
will be kept for that purpose.
It is believed that a tnoder.Ue course on
the part of tho Aammbfy will secure a
modification of the Prussian demands.
Tho press of Paris alludes to tho entry
of the German army into Paris in excited
terms. The Reform opposes tho entry of
the German troops, and forsees a bloody
encounter betweeu them and the citizens.
A majority of the journals council the
citizens to remain in doors aud display
mourning emblem! duiing the passage of
tho German troops.
Dissatisfaction prevails la Palis at the
meagreness with which provisions are dis
tributed ; but distress aud mortality are
Sealed letters aro now transmitted by
mail to Paris.
It is Stateu that the Paris government
will publish the minutes of its settings
from the 4th of February, to the conclu
sion of the armistice. Tho Seic'.e advises
tho Bordeaux to do likewise.
Several deputations of citizens of Dieppe
and the surrounding country havo waited
upon the German commander at Rouen,
and vainly appealed for abatement of tho
exactions imposed upon them.
Tho Salute Public of Lyons says Geno
ral Bressales, commander of tho north
corps, has been arrested on the Swiss fron
tier, and notice of his dismissal from his
command has been sent to Lyons aud
thence to Bordeaux.
Brussels, feb. 14.—1t is stated that
General Fardherbe, in a recent communi
cation to the French government, urgnl
the army of tho north lo bo in readiness
again to meet either foreign or internal
Prague, Feb. 15.—Count Mensdorf died
Dijon, Feb- 15. —The garisou will be
allowed to march out with honors of war.
Hartford, Conn., February 15.—The
Democratic Congressional Conversion of
this district nominated Dr. A. It. Goodrich
of Vernon, lv tho Second Congressional
District tn-day, Hon. Lzra-Ilall was nomi
Norwich, Conn , February 15. —The R«
publican Congressional Convention in tho
Third District met and nominated lion.
11. 11. Starkweather for his third term.
Washington, February 10.—The Presi
dent sent the following nominations to the
Senate yesterday :
Edward Foster, of Ark., to be Surveyor
General of Louisiana; B. C. Whitin.,
Superintendent ol ludian affairs for Cali
fornia ; 11. H. Is.ibell, Pension agent at
Postmasters—Cyrus K. o*fo_d, Sa
vannah ; Joeob Sterne, Jefferson, Texas;
J. T. McNeely, Petershurg.lll, 11. B. Far
go, Greensville, Michigau ; VV. 11. Mar
tain, St. Charles, Indianua; J. X Wiliams
Kseter Spinga, Kausas, and others.
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Police Court. — The following cases
) were disposed of by Police Justice White thia
. Robert Morris, charged with stealing one
horse valued at two hundred dollars, tho pro
perty of E. D. Kaolin. Sent on for trial.
r Octavia Lightfoot, colored, charged with
stealing about forty dollars in United .States
currency, tho property of Francis Bennett.
Case dismissed, tbe evidence not sustaining tbe
Lucy Harris, Belle Goodman and Charlotte
Mann, colored, charged with being vagrants
and with having no visible means of support.
, These were three small children. They were
sent to jail for reformation.
t Al a meeting of tho Republican* of Clay
Ward, held at their club-rooms last evening,
for the purpose of reorganizing the club, the
following officers were elected for the ensuing
William T. Bailey, President; Archer War
ren, Vice-President; L. N. Peterson, Secre>
An Executive Committee for the ward was
Eloquent addresses, upon the political issues
of the day, were delivered by Mr. Frank Moss,
State Senator; David Robinson, of Henrico;
and Joseph Cox, Esq., of Ibis city. After
which a vote of thanlrs was tendered the
speakers, and tbe meeting adjourned.
Late. Papers.— Messrs. Johnston & Sel
den will accept our acknowledgments for late
New York literary papers, including tbe
"Weekly," the "Lodger," the "Chimney Cor
ner," and that great paper of the period, tbo
"New Varieties;" also, the March number of
"Peterson's Ladies' National Magazine," and
the March number of "Demorest'a Illustrated
Monthly." These, together with all sorts of
literary papers and innumerable other maga
zines, can be gotten from the finn above
Ball al Assembly Hall.— Tho firemen's
ball last night was a most decided success.
The hall was crowded, and lads and lassies
fair tripped the light fantastic until tbe wee
small hours. Tbe music, under the leadership
of Professor Smith, was line, the dancing de
lightful, and tho whole affair ppssed off to tho
entire satisfaction of all.
We return our thanks to tho very courteous
managers for the kind attention shown the
representative of the Journal.
Commissiiner's Court.—Tlie case of W.
C. Bristow, arrested on the charge of robbing
the United States mail while acting as mall
agent on tbe Tappahannoek line, has been oc
cupying tbo attention of this court for several
days. The evidence on tho part of the govern
ment closed last evening. The witnesses for
the 4efenco were called this morning, when,
on application of the defence, tho case was
further continued until Monday next.
Novel Entertainment St. Alban's Hall to
niyht.—This evening the pupils of the State
Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institution at Staunton,
will give a grand exhibition at St Alban's
Hall. Major Corvell, principal of the Institu
tion, will bo master of ceremonies, and will be
assisted by the teachers and officers. The en
tertainment will include intrumental and vocal
music, recitations, etc. The programme tent
us is quito lengthy, and will doubtless be of a
highly interesting and instructive character.
The committee of tho City Council, who
went North not long since to bring two steam
fire-engines for the use of the city, have suc
ceeded in tho undertaking. They both are
second-hand engines, and cost together $4,550.
Parties hero who thought Richmond mechanics
ought to have been encouraged when money
was to be spent, are already giving the lumi
nous and enlightened oomaultee whn purchased
The Penitentiary.— The Itichmond cor
respondent of the Petersburg Courier says :
Fifteen proposals have been made for a new
site for the penitentiary, and the committees
nf the two houses of Assembly having this
matter in charge have appointed a sub-com
mittee to visit and examine the sites proposed
within ten miles of the city—it not being
thought advisable, for various reasons, to
locate the institution further than ten miles
miles from Richmond.
If Ibe views of General Newberry be correct,
why move Ihe Penitentiary at all ? It will on
ly afford a chance for private parties to specu
late. However, the growth ni Richmond may
one day make this removal necessary; biit
then would it not he well for the State to await
that time, when she could exact her own terms
and baffle the speculators 't
Charged with Illicit Distilling.—l)c\,my
United States Marshal Robinson brought to
the city this morning A. P. Terrell, of Caroline
county, charged with being an illicit distiller.
The case will come before Commissioner
The Lobbyists.— The lobby, to-day, was
noticeably weak, which may be regarded aa a
sign that everybody is commuted and there is
no further good or evil to be accomplished by
button-holing. The lobbyists have almost
Good for the County. —The Henrico
county court-house, and tho rooms and offices
iirlj lining, are being refurnished and generally
n Sited, lor the first time in many years.
Were all the convicls whose names aro
on the bonks of the penitentiary now there,
then: would be over eight hundred lusty and
able bodied citizens of both sexes present for
duty. This exhibit entitles crime tn be con
sidered in a prstty healthy state at any rate iv
Bishop and the Chapman Sisters, we
hear, will play at the theatre next week.
Literary.—Ut. O. 15. Dyer, 724, Main
street, has placed us under renewed obligations
for lato papers. The Weekly, Ledger and
New Varieties are among them. Call at
Dyer's and get your reading matter.
Hustings Court.— To-day Poney Uaiues
was put on trial for burglariously entering in
the night time the residence of Mr. Ferdinand
Woltz. The evidence was being beard when
we went to press.
Tne new courthouse soon to 1 c built at
Manchester, the new county seat of Chesler
field county, will be sixty-two by fifty fat, ami
twenty feet pitch, and of brick.
DR. I, CONG DON, tho Indian physician, claim* to
have successfully treated .piite a number of patients
ill this city, aud wo hoar of those who testily to the
fact. It is fortunate that thero are many physicians
with different systems of practice for Iho cure ol "
almost endless diseases. The Doctor id contidoutol
the merits ot b—l mode of Healing tho sick, au I
luvites those afflicted to consult him ami juj.o for
themselves of hia ablLty to euro. He cnu ho found
at his ottice in Uanchostcr, next to the poat-offlc.
and may he "interviewed" during the duy or even.
'IMIK SOUTH KRN ASSOCIATION.— ItAPFLK
JL lor the Uenetit of the Widow i ami Oi|ti.anaol
the Southern State*.
IIISTIIIUUTION No. 178. Er.nlNa F»B. 16.
»7, 11, 12, T, 48, 2b, 58, 88, _~ la, 76, 2s,
ih.-tkiiution No.i7»T Mmmtlsv. io.
77, If, 11, 42, 18, 49, 61, 6, 3J, 66, 35, 10.
Wituess my hand, at llichuiond, Va., this lfiih day
of Fehrllary, 1871.
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OE'.IIIFICAT-t OF RAFFLB, can lie purchased
froai f'apt. W. I. DABN'KY, at the Branch otSce, No
3, Kt.'v.'iith street, ono door from Main.
HILL HK-US, FOB TURK-. DOLL-M AND A
halt a thousand at iho JOURNAL JOB OKFICB
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at THIS OHIO-.