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as a result of the armistice which has been
declared at the Capitol, we hope those gen
tlemen, whoso quibbles have been so groat
upon the question that has so long be m
before (hem, will mako a culm and impas
sioned review of the facts and figure* in
volved. Each succeeding day can -but
add, in the minds of the public and all
disinterested and unbiased persona, to the
evidences already presented in favor of an
immidiate acceptance of the overtures that
have been made to us by tho Pennsylvania
Central railroad company. Not since
tho nrsembling of our present body of
representative in this city—nay, not even
since the cessation of actual hostilities be
tween the North and the South, has any
subject been brought to tho consideration
of our law-makers any ways comparable
to this bill in the momontousiiots of tho
interests that must bo affected by Its defeat
Strange to say, decado after decade and
generation alter generation havo passed
away, in the history of Virginia, and
during the life of each the great rational
advantages possessed by Richmond for be
coming a great manufacturing»omporhim,
have constituted a conspicuous subject of
remark. But still our beautiful city rests
quietly and unprogrecsively in tho midst
of her hills, while tho rolling James dashes
by over its bed of rugged rock, in all the
freedom of unimproved and primitive
nature. In other sections villages, planted
contemporary with Richmond, havo, untie l
-the Influence of new ideas of progress and
imprevement, grown into mighty
cities, populations have increased from
thousands to millions, and the barren lands
been converted into blooming hills and
A history ot all these localities will
iruve the fact that their rapid growth and
>rospeiity havo been due chiefly to tho
onstruction of some great IJ stem of in
ernal improvement in their vicinity,
latter multiplied, and we have yet
0 learn that they ever seriously jeopardized
he interests of each other, or tho com
munities through which they pass ; on the
ontrary, thrift, wealth, power and popula
ion follow iv their wale, business becomes
ompetent to accommodate all, and one
crves as a counterpoise to correct abuses
hat might bo Inflicted by tho other. Are
ho gentlemen of the General Assemby
amiliar with the history of tho Erio canal ?
)o they know what tho Baltimore and
Ihio railroad lies done for tho State and
ommercial metropolis of Maryland ? Do
hey know anything of the canal and rail
oad systems of the great Northwest ?
We refer them to these as commentaries
ipon tho suicidal policy which has gov
erned the people of Virginia for more than
lalf a century.
We have a delightful climate, we have
ich lands, we have great natural resources,
mt wo lack tho means and facilities for
heir devdopmeut. When these aro
offered ti us, we, in the midst of our timid*
ty aid weakness, declare wo had rather
ivo in Bceotian darkners and pay Mr.
Janiel our last farthing for travelling on
lis machine at a snail's gallop, than receive
he proffered assistance 1 But the matter
s one too grave for merrimeut. We urge
he granting of the charter asked, with
iroper restrictions, because the line, when
completed, will constilutn another one of
hose radii, converging at the city of Rich
mond, which aro to build her up and make
icr a groat commercial and manufacturing
metropolis. Each State must havo a great
trade centre, capablo of promoting and
sustaining commercial, manufacturing and
agricultural pursuits in her own territory.
Without these, under those irresistible
laws that control such matters, wo will find
district alter district, whenever they can
do so, separating themselves from the main
body of the State, save in a legal point of
view, and establishing themselves under
tho commercial jurisdiction of other trade
centres. Wo have been bereft of tho
beautiful and fertile valley of the Blue
Ridge, and a largo proportion of tide-water
Virginia is traveling tho same route. Thus
wo will soon be without hands, feet, legs,
or arms, and tho great heart of Virginia
will atrophy for a lack of its mutually de
Boston is the great trade center of
Massachusetts ; New York of New York ;
Philadelphia of Pennsylvania ; Baltimore
of Maryland ; Cincinnati of Ohm ; Chicago
of Illinois; St. Louis of Missouri, and
Richmond with proper legislation and
energy on the part of our representa
tives in.iv SOOO bo made to stand in the
same relation with what is left of Virginia.
Tho opportunity is now favorable for the
accomplishment of so desireable an end.
If our legislative body cannot bo aroused
to the lnipertai.ee of accepting it, and havo
no thought for Richmond, wo appeal to
them in behalf of our suffering farmers
and plant rs, at least, to open every outlit
into the State, by which they may be cn
-1 abled to tind the best markets, and obtain
the largest and readiest returns for tho
products of their labors.
The Comte do Paris is called one of the
best pistol shuts and billiard players of the
amateur tort in all Prance.
Cespedes is said to be attempting to get
out of his Cuban republic by escaping from
the northern coast of the island.
Homebody iruo has got a lot of laud to
sell in Wisconsin publishes! an item that
RICHMOND. VA.. MONDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 20 1871.
in a live community views the railroad
struggle In onr General Assembly, It in
truo ho anticipates the record, wlwd ho
speaks of tho bill granting a charter to the
Washington ami Richmond railway as
having passed; but as it targe majority
both houses havT» their eyes turned fro
the old order of things, with its narro
policy and insignificant results, to t
"throbbing energy" and grand achieve
mcnls of the living present, which assur
the advent of "commerce, with its nnwr
industries," if we do not refuse to extern
tho "welcome, warmth and protection,
which is so necessary to attract and rctai
I all that is worth attracting and retaining
wo havo no doubt as to the ultimate rest)
confirming his anticipations:
In Wednesday's Cvtmnrrcial wo giro a r«
stone of tho proceedings oTtho Virginia Logic
lataro over tho pending hill granting to th
Pennsylvania Central a charter for tho coo
struction of a railroad from Washington t
I.' !■ iiwiir.cl. Our Kichmond exchanges inform
us that the charter has sinco boon grantee"
Wo alludo to the passage of the bill, not be
j cause it is the triumph of a Pennsylvania cor
poration, (although the occasion might per
haps excuse the indulgcnco of a little looa
pride,) but for the reason that it is anothe
victory of modern ideas and modern civiliza
tion over the world's ancient enemies of pre
judice and sloth. The measure Wat beset wit
opposition on all sides. Virginia has still a larg
number of sons wb'o aro so "conservative,
and bo opposrd to change, that they will no
oven look at the new moon, out of the rcripec
they bear to the old one. These were al
clamorous against it, and had the satisfactio
of tendering themselves hoarse in vocifcrou
arraignment of tho "invaders of our soil anc
' and the traitors to our cause." Those grea
monopolies, the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac railroad, the Seaboard an<
Roanoke railroad, and .the Old Dominio
Steamship company, were combined againe
it. The most persistent and audacious lobby
iog over known in the history of tho State was
it is said, exerted to bring about its defeat
but, after all, it passed by the handsome ma.
jority of C 3 to 53,—the good people of Rich
mond will soon have an all-rail line to Wash,
ington—and Virginia shakes friendly hands
Incalculable as are the commercial and
material advantages which will accrue to Vir
ginia as the result of this action, tho mere fact
that she has at last evinced a determination to
place herself abreast of the modern march will
bonefit her yet more. Hitherto she has seen
fit to shut herself up in the shell of her local
ism, sucking tho paws of her fancied self
importance. Now she comes forth and broadens
into generous growth. This has a wider sig
niOcance than that of mere physical advance.
It touches all her future. With railroads
comes commerce, and with it newer industries,
activities and outlets, schools, colleges,
churches, civilization, culture, philosophy
science, art—whatever ennobles and beautifies
life—and commerce constitutes the wings with
Tho Richmond Enquirer, which reported tho
debates and the passago of the bill, uses in the
head lines under which it announces the vic
tory, the phrase "Virginia and Pennsylvania
United." It is a significant phrase. What
Virginia needs—what all the Southern people
need—is to "unite themselves to the throbbing
energy and splendid forecast of the North.
The old order of thuißS is doomed, never to be
resuscitated. Wo do not mean slavery, hut we
liur and dreaminess and pronenesa
which were the accompaniments
he energies of the South havo
and paralysed as from a drug
tands like one not fully recover
e. Let all her States ally them
he power which the North
nong the marvels of modern
c is the infusion of lusty blood
veins. Young men thus save
;es. This is what the South
d. Had Virginia accepted the
Amos Lawrence, when, many
: stood upon the banks of the
Richmond, observing its manu
antagos, its delightful climate,
ir enough to turn tbo spindles Of
d oilercd to build mills and fac
sople would permit him to do bo
iiing him with all sorts of petty
lie restrictions—Richmond would
een a city whose manufactures
h those of Lowell and I'hiladel
ey refused ; and so the spindles
frozen Merrimac, while llloDOe
i flowing James,
i has learnc d her les.snn. And
et her sister Slates follow. Tho
'aits to help Ihem all. We have
mergy and the hundred hands of
ly let the South extend to these
relcome, warmth and protection
serve, and sho may rehabilitate
ibices, and make her future blus-
Knights of Pvtiiia.s, irilh n»
Ike Life nnd Timen of DeaaOfl ;
i, by JosEi'H 0. Wekks, A. It.
is just issued by the publish-
Powers & Weeks, of Cincln
edieatcd by the author, to the
rjga of the World, Knights of
will bo found Interesting tad
y the members of the order.
iiiiind in maroon muslin, Bvo
I and ornamented.
face of this valuable) work the
: "The rapid spread of our
io constant inquiries conceit.
--y ami principles, demand that
knight bo ready; for the honor
ltioi., to explain the latter and
er. To aid in this duty, and
i time to make the hidd in
f our beautiful Ritual plain,
• object. How far wo ban
ye leave: to tho judgment ol
ibnaton ft Solden. 918 Bain
:ho authorised agents for the
city. The Pythian Brother
lad fiii' book a true history of
toutof every hundred Prussian
n the average are able to read
KXOI.Us?IVELY FOR THE STATU JOURNAL
Safety of the TtiinciKt,
Special to the Journal.
Norfolk Feb. 20—A vr"sel arrived here
this morning from Brazil. She reports
lb" safe arrival of tho "Tennessee."
I.nlest It'nropean Sem.
Pari*, February 19, Evening.—Tho offi
cial declaration of the result of the elec
tions for the Assembly, was made on Fri
day the 17th Instant, before tho Hotel de
Ville in tho presence of a large concourse
Tho names of Thiers, Favrc, Vifloy,
Coehier, Picard and Aisnnn were un
favorably received. That of Gen. Ulrich
New elections will bo held in Paris on
the Ist and sth of March. The Conserva
tive.; are preparing a carefully selected list
Tlio Mayor of the eleventh arrondisse
ment made a speech expressing the hope
that there .was a mutual understanding
j atatong tho deputies that France would re
main a Republic. Thiri sentiment was re
ceived with cries of "Long live tho Re
public I" "Down with Orleans I"
It is announced that Gambelta has be.n
! elected to represent Strausbonrg in the As-
The Palace Royal has been designated
as the future home of President Thiers,
and workmen are busily engaged in put
ting it in order.
j The sippoinment of Thiers as tho chief
executive of the nation, is well re:eived in
Paris, nnd the journals generally approve
the electron of (Ireevy to tho Presidency
of tho Assembly. Itochforl'a and Pyatt's
j mrnala alone find fault with these ap
I Trochu goes to Bordeaux to resign his
executive functions and take his seat in
Letters have boon received from sovcral
deputies now ut Bordeaux, declaring that
they tlesiro peace, but that tho conditions
are exhorbitant. They will do their duty.
La France believes that Bismarck has
communicated the German terms of peace
Ito Favre, and that Favre has laid them
before his colleagues.
Tho French newspapers everywhere re- I
pel the idea of a cession of territory.
La /liberie says that a durable peace on
such conditions is impossible.
Tho Palrie thinks tho prospects of peace
It is said that tho armistice will be pro
longed to tho Ist of March.
jOn the restoration of peace a bill will
be presented in the Assembly organizing a
provis'onal army, disbanding the present
armies, and proposing a commission to
enquire and report the best plan for a
definite find thorough reorganisation of tho
entire military establishment.
I Tho Peup>h Framais says the preten
sions put forward by tho Due D'Aumalo
and tho Princo de Joinville have created
an estrangement between them and the
Count de Paris, tho sole and rightful clai
mant of tho throne of Prance, and that
this uiay lead to a rupture uulei s powerful
influences are exerted to prevent.
The total war contribution required by
tho Germans from the city of Paris has
been advanced by the Bank of Franco.
The Conslitutioncl says that commercial
affairs are recovering from the effect of tho
enforced seclusion of tho city, and that
within the last few days trade bi'i been
The government lias approved a credit
of 3,000,000 francs for public works.
Dieppe, February 18.—It is reputed
that at an interview last Wednesday, l!is
marck admitted to Favre that during the
armistice, it was only allowable to exact
contributions levied prior to tho 28th of
January, Dieppe therefore hopes that the
amount exacted from her may bo refunded.
Jjondon, February 19.— Atigemein Zei
iung, of Augsburg, states apparently en
aemi-ofticial authority, that Bavaria sinks
j for no territorial aggrandizement, and that
the iu'.ntion of making the annexed
French territory a distinct province of tho
Empire has not been abandoned.
(Juee.nstcnvn, February 19.—Arrived
out .steamer Idaho, from New York.
Ilri-ii/il from London, to-day, says: The
Prussian government officially refused to
receive Earl Granville's note urging it to
declare its terms of peace and bring the
war to a close. Odo Russell, in his advices
lo the government, stales that peaca is
absolutely certain, but that a revolution*
I ary movement in tho South is highly pro-
Vtraaillei, Feb. 19.—Not tho slightest
doubt is entertained in high quarters, since
F.ivre'ts return, regarding hnal peace.—
Favre expresses the opinion that tho
Assembly can bo relied on to make a dis
position on tho part of Prussia to yield a
good deal of her demands, except in tho
matter of territory.
Tho French forces now in tho field aro
as follows : With Chanzy, 120,000 men,
well equipped and armed ; with Faidherbe,
135,000; tit Cherbourg, 70,000, and at
Havre, 40,000, in bad condition.
Two hundred Prussian infantry eros id
tho Swiss frontier in pursuit of the French
military chest, nnd encountered a force of
Swiss, who commanded them to lay down
their arms. Fifty complied and the rest
Bordeaux, Feb. 19.—1n tho Assembly
to-day tho formation of the now ministry
was atiuounced as follows: MM. Dufarre,
Minister of Justice; Favre, Minister of
Foreign Affairs; Picird, Minister of the
Interior) Simon, Miuister of the Public
Inspection ; Lambrecbt, Minister of dtii
rnorco; Lello, Miuister of War; and Pol- I
thlan, Minister of Marine. The Minister
of Finance was not named, though it is
understood that he has been appoint-jl,
mid that bis name will be made public as
soon as ho arrives in Bordeaux,
Thiers will undertake the duties of no
special ministry, in order that he may the
more apply himself to the superiutondenco
of affairs in general.
London, Feb. 19. —A rumor comes In m
CoOKtantinople that it will be proposed to
extend the deliberation! of the Conference
00 tho question of the control of the D.in-
I ii'ie ; but it is pronounced, on authority, to
terms of peace will there bo speedily ad
The conversion of the Norrncnial Re
public into an Orleanist Monarchy is im
Berlin, February 19.—Napoleon has re
ceived a notification not again to overstep
tho privileges of a prisoner, and to abstain
from interference in politics by prottsts or
proclamations. Orders havo been given to
watcb him closely.
Tho proceeding of the Assembly nt
the RiTt a,7r '"'"""i"""- Members " f
To extend jurisdiction of the corporate
authorities of towns containing less than
5.000 inhabitants; to provide for the ad
justment of the claim of George Peabody
ft Co. against the Common wealth; to
amend the seventh seclion of tho act ap
proved April 12th, 1870, entitled an act
for the gene*ral registration of votirs and
acts amendatory thereof.
The following Senate bills wero passed :
To amend the Ist section of an act to pro
vi !■■ for dividing the townships of the State .
into voting districts, approved July 11th,
1870 ; to amend and re-enact an act en-|
title! an act to incorporate the town of
Liberty, in Msec;.unity of Bedford ; author
ising John Lynch, Sr., to build a toll
bridge across James river at Lynchburg, .
and for other purposes, passed February
18th, 1812; to amend and re-enact the act
in relation to chain-gangs, approved July
After tho cnrisidcratiiiii of several unim
portant bills, the Senate adjourned.
In tho House, to-day, tho following
bills were reported and placed on
the calendar: Senate bills, to amend
the code concerning commissioner in chan
cery ; to dmend tho codo as to parties in
chancery; to amend the acts of '09 and '70,
in relation to county officers, so as to pro
vide for the collection of license tax; I
amend the code in relation to bail in crim
Dal cases (recommended that it do no
pass). House bills to extend tho jurisdic
tion of police justices and justices of the
peace, in certain cases; to incorporate the
Richmond anil Henrico railroad, turnpike
and graded road company.
Mr. Lawson offered a resolution to the
effect that the House meet hereafter at 1
A. M., take a recess from 2 to 4, and ac
journ at 7 P. M., during the remainder o
the session. Laid on tho tablo.
| Senate I ill disposing of tl.o State's in
terest in the Orange, Alexandria and Ms
nassas railroad was, on motion of M
Hanger, re-committed to the committee o
I On motion of Mr. Htidgin, the consider
ation of Senate bills was passed by, for
tho day, and the Alexandria and Fredr
ricksburg railroad bill wsm taken up out
of its order, the question being on its pas-
MOI3E—GILL.—In I'lis city, on Febiu-uy IGtli, by
tho Rev F. M. Raker, lessor of Grace (Klo- I
church, A. WELIIORNK MGISK, H«J , of mis ciiy,
to makie c, eldest deafbtar c.r Mr. Wwbiaatoa
Gill, late L.ty EiicHiu-or of Richmond. Vu. now of st
Louts, Ho. I
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might received until a o'clock P. M.
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foil—2t No. 1214 M.iin street.
1100 Main street, J-
\ 1 ART U. Gltll'FlN, ex.cutrix of Feudall W.
UL Oiifliii, M'liiiiieil, mid administratrix of Fleui
iug Orifilu, daeaaaad, Ac pru
iTeaoiß Griffin, widow of Feudall Oriflin, Polly
Grifßn, and others Oif tf.
lly virtue* of a decree entered in this cause hy the
Chancery court of the city of Ric hiuond, on tho 6th
December, IS7O, I Bhall, as one of the commissioners
.1 raid pourt,on the 14m DAY 0/MARCH, 1871, al
12 o'clock M , lit my said oili-o, proceed to Inquire
what claims nic outstanding aisd iiiipnid against the
estate ol" tli'i siid Fendsill Griffin, din'ied; utso to
■taste sod soltle an account of tho personal rnprcsi-i
I btive of Fctndali Ur.tiln, deceased, Willi tho sei'ei I
cc anil dtvieec* uudor the will of tho said Fii,
dall OriUln, showing the respective sum or rami lo
whlcli said legiti.es or ilivifieel are entitled ; win. i.
of said legatees or diviscoi have been paid anything
and the amounts, unit whether any sum or sains be
bow due and owing to any of them ; end wheth • -
any legacy has taile I or lapsed by default of a found
to pay the i-ai.se ; and I am alio authorized to exam
ine witi.e-ses us to the chararlei acd condition of the
prupe.ty belonging to the Bald estate; an Ito make
all enquiries which may be reipiiiv.l by the partita
or any of them, in order t > facilitate the right inter
pretaliou of the will of the said Femlall Gnllln, ,1 •
■ i id—together with any matter specie'ly, Ac. 'I"I. - -
B of January 14th, ISSS, wired 1 am required
by tho lic-ioiioni rilitnii'.i decree to UceoQte, require*
publication of notice of the lime and I I tee, of taklaa
BaiJ account and making said Inquiries, once a
fisr four successive weeks in the Stats Jouknil, a
newspaper published in the cily of llietnuoiid, wLn ti
is accordingly d -ne.
f* 20— inlw Commissioner in Chancery.
/-IRANI) OPENING 1 ! I
BCIIAD'i HOTEL, ON Il.tOAll STREET.
AUGUST VVEIMKR having lea-ad the shOTS favor
ite ; hi-i of ent'O'Liiiiiilenl, invites his mini i
fiiendst) a FREE LUNCH oil TUKSD \Y, Slit.
RESTAURANT AND LAUER IIKEIt SALOON.
fe JO—lm Proprietor.
\l IBliiO N \s \ll is .
There will lm a nieiliuK of the. Madleoo Waul
j 11. j.ii'.J cc-iiii X xii utile I'uiiililil tee, held at the I'lHliiu
House, MONDAY EVENING at 7 o'clock, at ai.i.li
-s of iiiipurtauce will be proiienled I'm |
A lull att ißdaiice is dedred.
JAS. B. CnitliiTUN,
a VV A I'Oli FKHE lor everybody run Sl'M'er d ay
VOL. 111. NO. 91.
city of Richmond. Tho suit wa« brought by)
Mrs. M. S. Atwood, widow and administratrix
of Dr. Aaron 11. Ativood, for tho recovery of
the amount of a policy of insurance on his life
i iM"' ?aid P o,ic y having been issued by
the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance company, I
?bj • "*' N ' J '' SOmo " me in ,)ecemb er,
At that period Dr. Atwooii was a resident
or Manchester, county of Hillsboro, and State
of New Hampshire, anil had living a wife
named Sarah J. A twood, for whose bent fit and
that of her children the said policy was pro-
Mrs. Sarnh J. Ativood died in 1817 leaving
no children. I). A. cnntinuid to pay the pre
miums on the policy, and about 1850, married
again and became a resident of Richmond
Virginia, where ha resided till 1856. At that
timel he removed to Ajneli.i county, whersin
>° 1858 his second wife died leaving three
I ■mio o ?'.. ,le c " ntinul -'< 1 to pay tho premiums
till 1862, having in the interim married again I
for the third time, Mrs. Mary S. Atwood, in I
Amelia county, where ho died. The premiums
were paid to Ihe a-ent of lbs company either
hero or Newark, (V. J. *
On Ihe death of the Doctor, his last wife be
came his administratrix, and furnished the
company with proof of his death and demand
ed payment of the policy, which was refused
by the company.
On its refusal so to pay, she brought 6uit
against the company by Messrs. A. Judson
Crane and ,1. 11. Dmilev, her attorneys.
Dr. Atwood resided in Virginia about
twelve years. His widow, tho plaintilf in this
suit, was married to him in 1859, in Amelia
county, where he died in November, 1802,
having resided there previously about six
T i h ,° ~d <!fendant' '> through their attorne
!n>. U. Howiscn, demurred to the declaratic
of the plaintiff introducing a number of wi
nesses, among them B. W. Knowks, iigent
the company here, to show that the compan
had repudiated all of its Southern policie
after the commencement of hostilities betwee
tho States in 18C1. In illustration of thi
Knowlcs states that on the death of John U
Ilillyard, of Richmond, in 1803, knowing h
family to need the money, he had paid th
policy held by Ilillyard, amounting to abou
j $4,500, out of his own pocket and that sine
tha termination of the war, the company had
utterly refused to return said money to him.
Other grounds of demurrer were to the place
of bringing the suit. That Atwood made the
contract with the company while living in
New Hampshire, many years before the war
and then resided in Virginia. That the wa
subsequently intervened and the premium
were not paid, and, therefore, Ihe plaintiff ba<
I so right of action.
Tho demurior evil overruled by (be court,
who decided that the amount of policy be
longed to Atwood's estate, and that the evi
dence was sufficient in law to maintain the
On the case being given to the jury, it foun
"* the plaintiff, and assessed her damages a
$2,361.15, with interest from the Ist of Decern
ber, 1805, till paid, subject to the opinion o
the court upon tho demurrer to the evidence
The judgment was suspended for sixty day
to enable the defendants to apply for a writ 6
This is one of a number of suits nearly simi
lar, now pending in tho same court, whero
money has been paid in good faith and been
received by certain insurance companies, who
have repudiated payment of tho obligations
I assumed by them, or refused to return the
Harper's Monthly fur March lias another
j installment of tho "American Baron," which \
increases in interesting and amusing incident?.
A melancholy interest attaches to Aliss Alice
Cary'a poem, "Cottage and Hall," which was
probably the last .she ever wrote. "Along the
Florida Meet'," is an instructive and graphic [
piper excellently illustrated. "i'ictures of
Ireland," is of little merit. "The Landing ol
: Immigrants at Castle Harden," by Mr. Louis
Bagger, Is an excellent sketch of 'lively scenes.
Mr. Conant translates Rookart's poem, "From
my Childhood's Day." Thurlow Weed's
"Reminiscences of General Windficld Scott"
are of deep interest. In Mr. Maurayjs paper !
on 'Columbus," the reasons which induced
biin to sail westward aro pointed out. There I
aro also historical papers on "VVallenstein anil
Guetavus Adolphus,"ond "Frederick the Great
and the Seven Voai-s' War." For sale at
Johnston &. Seidell's., i
A Missing Citizen—The Mayor Offer* a
lleward.— Mr. John Christie, residing at the
j upper end of Broad street, has been missing
tince about the 20th of Uecember of last year,
now two months. He left his home at the time
mentioned for the purpose of collecting some
money, nnd has never returned, nor has any
thing been heard of bim by his wife. He car
tied nothing with him and only ivorehis work
ing clothes. Ho was a machinist by trade and
had been working down the country for some
time previous to his leaving homo as abovo
His believed that he has been foully dealt
with, and Mayor Keiley, has offered a liberal
leward for a solution of the mistery. j
The Catholic Beneficial Association. —
We have already noticed in tho Jooiinai, the
organization of this society. The following
are tho officers elected for the ensuing year:
Francis J. Reilley, President; I. Grandison
Baker, Viec-I'resident; Juan A. Fi/.zini, Sec
retary ; Joseph I.aube, Assistant Secretary;
John 11. Walsh, Treasurer ; Maurice t.'iillin,
Messenger; John A. l'izjini, J. VV. Verlandcr
and Michael Biggins, Trustees.
It is to be hoped that ibis association will
prove a decided success, as much want and suf
fering will neeissaiily be alleviated by it. The
regular meetings tako place the first Tuesday
in each month, and every member is author
ized to receive applications for iniTmhcrship.
Changed Base.—Mr. Auguste Weimar,
| for so long the urbsine and courteous proprie
tor of the restausant attached to tho Tobacco
F.ichange, as will be seen by reference to our
advertising columns, has leased Schad's Hotel
on Broad street. He invites his friends to an
elegant lunch to-morrow, Tuesday, 21st, in
honor of his opening day.
btj the Storm Saturday. —We
arc sorry to learn that tho barn of Dr. Gilmer,
who resides a short distance below the city, in
the county of Henrico, was blown down by the
wind-storm Saturday morning, and is almost a
total wreck. There were several milch cows
aud two horses in the barn at the time, but,
strange to say, they escaped without material
injury. Loss estimated sit about threo hundred
The Bapllst church at Norfolk "ives U p
with much regret, the Rev. Tiberius (J. Jones,
1). 1)., who goes to Nashville. Virginia leses
in this transfer one ot her most eloquent mini -
The third anniversary of the Glen Allen
Baptist church (Ileurico) will recur next
Thursday, the 23d inst.
A number of Ihe fscnUSememt-loTing citi
zens of Richmond left yesterday by tho Frec'
erickeburg railroad lor Washington, D. 0., to
participate in the carnival commencing there
Tableaux Vicants. —Sumo sixteen ladies
and the same number of genllemen, will give a
grand exhibition to-morrow evening at the Vir
ginia Hall, in the shape of tableaux vivanta.—
The entertainment will be for the benefit of
Marshall Lodge, No. 12, Knights: of l'ythias.
The next ministers' and doaoooe 1 m
ing of the upper pens of the Dover Baptist
A-.-iicialinn will be held in one of Ihe churches
in Iving William, of which Rev. John Turpin ir
left tin- city yesterday for Washington '
For quarterly and yearly Adverti.-ert
special arrangements will he made.
or one week, commencing on the 27th. It is
i good many years sinco an entertainment of
his kind has visited Richmond, and our music
oving citizens will bo glad of an opportunity
of once regain listening to the soft tintinnabu
ation of thoir silvery bells. Tho Berger fam»
v played last week at Walla' Opera Hoase,
vasbington, to a splendid audience, and their
irat appearance in that city, Is thus spoken of
y tho Chronicle of tho lttli i
"We must confess to a very agreeable sur
prise as we listened to tho Berger family last
vening in their plural capacity of bell ringers,
musicians, and actresses. Wo mean no idle
ompliment when we say that there has rarely
>ecn an equal array of attractions with that
ow offered by the Bell Ringers. They are
Kre than good; they are excellent. Tho bells
ich figure in the concerted pieces aro of
wiss manufacture, and produce a tone like
lat made by a velvet hammer on a silver tri
ogle. Tho ladies and gentlemen who use
lem do so with much grace, and without
ault in either music or time, and play an alle
ro movement wilh equal facility as the sim
"Independently of tbe boll attractions, whkh
urm a prominent feature of the programme, is
ho singing of Miss Maud Stanley. This lady
iss not only a good voice, but a good method,
nd pings with remarkable taste. The ballad.
Waiting,' was charmingly given. Mr. Sol
'niilh Russell threw us into spasms of laugh
er by his facial delineations. Barney Williams,
'hanfrau, and Owens are hardly his rivals in
lis respect. The band, wieh is composed of
leven performers, is unusually good, and was
eceived with (ireat applause. 1 '
New Manufacturing Company Incorpor
ted.—The Secretary of tho Cummonwealth
las received for record a copy of an act of
corporation, granted by Judge Alexander
lahood, of the Circuit Court ot Roanoko
ountv, sitting in chambers at Giles court
iouso, on the 30th day of January, 1871, to
tho "Patent Steam Copper Still Manufacturing
Company," whoso object is the manufacture
nd sale of Campbell's patentod copper stills,
and other stills and improved appaiatus for
distilling lic|Uor from grain and fruit. The
principal place of business will be Pearisburg.
in Giles county. The capital atock of said
company is not to be less than $100,000 or
more than $500,000, divided into shares of $100
each. Tho company is granted authority to
purchase and hold lands not exceeding 500
acres at any one time, in the counties of Bote
tourt and Roanoke. Officers for the first year :
,eilin W. Ribble, Flavius J. Kibble, Adnlphus
rJ. Huff, John W. Smith and Philip Phares,
Jr., directors, who may select ono of their num
Hustings Court.— Judge E. ll.Fitzliugb
of the Chancery Court presided at this court
to day in the absence of Judge Guigon, sick
with "mumps." The Commonwealth's Attor
ey, George D. Wise, tsq., entered a nolle
•oscijiu in the case of the Commonwealth vs.
>m. 11. Andrews, member of tbe House of
Delegates. Capt. John A. McCau'l appeared
for defendant. The Comuionwe.il lie's Attorney
was of the opinion, alter examining witnesses,
that the case against Andrews originated
more ia personal pique than a desire to fur
ther the ends of justice. Andrews was charged
John ileury Johnson, a colored lad, was
charged with stealing school utensils from Dr.
Curry's school and was acquitted.
James Jackson, colored, who was charged
with petty larceny, had been in jail sinco Tan
December, and being sick, (he prosecution was
dismissed and ho sent to tho alius house for
To-morrow at 11 o'clock A. M., the grand
jury will assemble. The appeal, motion and
unlawful detainer docket will bo called that
The Hustings court has been in sossion for
three weeks and during that time has sect
twenty persons to the Ssate'i prison and
twenty-five to Ihe city jail, for various offences
Brief* — Four spans of Mavu'n line
new iron bridgo have been virtually completed
James 11. Nowlin, r>f Lynchburg, has been
appointed a Notary Public to day by the Gov
To-day tho air has been cool and rather 100
bracing to be altogether pleasant without «n
Tho policeman on that beat, found last night
about eight o'clock, hack No. 8 overturned in
a ditch in Sidney corner of Franklin and
Cherry streets, and the horses attached. Sot
finding any body in charge, he detached the
horses and conveyed them to the. ibirei-stsitioii
The removal of tho delris of the Spotswoc d
Hotel, bring, to lioht a good ileal of old iron,
much of h r.ich vanishes every tweotc-four
hours, between sundown and daybreak.
MVot (hurt. — The following caati
9 <lj. posed of by Police Justice White this
enry Hobson, colored, charged with steil
ng one revolver, ihe property of the eily of
Richmond, and with carrying concealed wea
pons. Case continued until tbe 23d.
James Wingfield, colored, charge-el wilh
slealing a lot of pig-iron from the Chesapeake
and Ohio railroad company, wss prated to be
a suspicious character, anel required to give
security in the turn of $50 lor his good be
havior for three months.
John Cole, colored, charged with being a
common thief and a vagrant with no visible
■earn of support, was required to give security
in the sum ol three hundred dollars for future
Win. Uwathmcy, Colored, charged essau't
ing A. Fautieroy. Case dismissed m pay
ment of costs.
Samuel Ot. Tyler, charged with selling to
Thomas B. Fields eighteen chickens, identified
by A. J. Berry as his propel Iv, stolen from
\jim on the 18lh instant. Case dismirsed, tbe
e/nlenco not sustaining the charge.
Kdward Maynard, charged witli beingdronk
and disnrdtrly, and resisting the police in the
discharge ol their duty, and also wilh being a
deserter from Company 11, 17lh U. S. Infant
ry. Committed to await tbe order of theU. S.
Michael Ray, charged wilh being drunk and
unable to take care of himself, and with being
a common vagrant. Sent to jail for threo
The Chapman Sit.le.rs, ivith'Bishop anil
v first-class company, will appear at the theatre
to-night. They wilt, no doubt, aitract crowded
Louses the whole week as they are Richmond's
Tht llepublicaiis of .1 H'rse.n ward meet
at their rooms, in the basement of iMetropoli.
tan hall, tonight. A full attendance is desired #
The. Masquerade Ball of the Gesing
verein Virginia, which is to ensne off at the
Asseniblv Hall, to night, promises to be a
;rand affair. The ccstumer from Baltimore,
ists arrived with a splendid assortment ot
ancy costumes. His headquarters are at
ichott's Monticelln Hall. The arrangements
lavo been made regardless of expense.
The young men of Randolph Macon
college (Ashland) have a good deal of public
pirit. 'Ihey an- aiming fluff to get two larr.e
nick halls put up for the accommodation of
he literary societies. It is understand they
wil cost $8,000.
rIMIK SOUTIIKRN ASSOCIATION.—UMH.K.
I ortln-lleuollt of the Widows and Or| liana of
is- .-'onthern States.
11S1KIBUTION No. 184. Kvinmo Ym. 18.
in, 17, '>, 11, 65, 58, 44, 72, 65, 20, 70, 76,
•hi•ltllitiTlON No. 1- i. Moaxrao tm. 20.
1. 11, t, 23, 10, »7, 17, 2S, SO, 13, 60, 45,
lei ileal !•.) Lisi.i. 1.1 Kii'union 1, Va., this 20th day
of February, ltTt
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