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At eiaiaj Mala Ktr*«t, Klehmoada v "
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A B BHMBLY llA~lVh.
Tbe REGULAR ASSEMBLIES for Skating at the
above 11*11 will take place every MONDAY, WED
NESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, at 4 o'clock,
every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY
NIGHTS, at 8 o'clock, and every SATURDAY morn
ing at 10.
Every MONDAY anil WEDNESDAY NIGHT, at 8
o'clock, the Rink will be open EXCLUSIVELY lor
gentlemen and yontha.
The PRICE OF ADMIBBIOK. with the uae of
Skates, la 60 centa, for a aingle ticket, or $.1 per dozen.
Children, nnder li year* of age, 26 ont*.
At the Afternoon Assemblies Ladle* and Boya will
only be charged 26 cent*. mh 7—tf
UOR NEW YORK? __Z_%_
The VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP ana___\E£_*
PACKET COMPANY'S elegant ateaui nfeWßlav
ahlp WILLIAM P. CLYDE, Captain Parkib, will
leave her whaif at Rockelta on FRIDAY, April
Zlet, at SP. M. Freight received up te the hour of
Close connections and through bill, of lading given
to all aoiithern and eaatern porta.
Thla elegant atoamabip ha, lino cabin accommoda
fare $10 no
Steorage f, 00
Round trip tickets, good nntil used, only 16 bo
For freight or paaaage, apply to
DAVID J. BURR. President.
No. 1214 Main atreet.
Wasiunqtow k Co., Agenta,
Pier 21, North river, New York. ap 19—8t
IjlO B NEW YORK. _t^_\_
The OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP 4&___\_\\
COMPANY'B elegant s -wl \ _^a_^__\
•teamahlp ISAAC BELL, Capt. Blaxsm/in, will learo
her wharf, at Rockett* on FRIDAY, April 21st,
at 4 o'clock P. M. Freight received until 3P. M.
Through bills of lading *igned,. and good* for
warded with diapatch to all pointa—north, aouth,
eaat and weat. OI»se connections made with Cunard
1 me for foreign porta.
Passenger accommodations nnaurpaased.
fare $12 00
Stoerago ,\ oo
Round Trip Ticket* 20 00
For freight or paaaage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
ap 19—3t No. S Governor street.
WANTED— 160 HANDS to go lute tho wood* to
PEEL BARK, to whom the highest caah
wage* will bo paid weekly. Apply ut BARK
WORKS, Rocketta, Richmond, or at New Market,
or Greenwav, (on the canal) Nelaon county, Va.
ap7—d*w2w THOS. STEERS, Ja., * CO.
BREAD, I'IKS, CAKES, <kir.
TO THE LADIES A auperior artlcl* of BREAD,
OAKEB, PIES and CRACK Kits, can he found
at R. ADAM'S, on TWELFTH STREET, between
Main and Cary, or at hia BRANCH STORK, next
door to KOUHTCASTLE'S, on Broad atreet.
'JAA DOZEN BROOMS FOR SALE
We off-r for sale for tho next TEN DAYS, in lot*
Of TEN DOZEN or upwards,
300 DOZEN 111100X1.1
at greatly reduced prices.
ap 12—lot COOK BROS, k CO.
A SSIONEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
By virtue of decree ol the District Court of the
United Stateß for the diatrict of Virginia, dated April
13,1871, ln the mattor of Edmund C. Harwood, bank
rupt, I will sail, at public auction, at Yorktown, on
SATURDAY, TUB 6th DAY OF MAY, 1871,
the interest of aaid bankrupt in 030 ACRES of
LAND, in Warwick connty, beuuded by Warwick
river, the lands of Green Munson, Curtia, 4c.
TERMB—Cash for expenses of proceeding and
aale; balance at aix and twelve montha from sale,
negotiable notea for deferred paymenta, intereat
added, and title retained nntil the wholo ia paid.
R. L. HENLEY, Asaignee
ap 20-2aw3w of K. C. Harwood, Bankrupt. I
UNITED STATES INTERNAL RBVBNUE~I)OL
LECTOR'S OFFICE, 3rd DISTRICT, VA.,
RICHMOND, Aran. 20th, 1871.—T hereby give notice
to all peraoua dealing in DISTILLED SPIRITS
MALT LIQUORS, or TOBACCO, in tho city of Rich
mond and the county of Heurico, that the special
tax for the aame muat be paid at my efflce, in th*
Custom House, iv the oity of Richmond,
On or before the Im day of May, IBJI.
After that date all persona liabl* to the apeclal tax,
and who have not paid the aame will be dealt with
according to law.
ap 20—lot Collector 3d Dlatrict of Va.
■ ■■ '■■ "i"-' ' -
laOST AND FOUND.
LOST— A GOLD tKirf BUTTON, With oaff at*
tached. Tbe finder will be rewarded by U.tving
It at the Jewelry Store of G. R. HARDING, Man
che*ter. ap 20—It
FOUND— A GENTLEMAN'S WALKING CANE
waa dropped ln a fit of excitement. It can bo
had by the gentleman calling and describing th*
aame, at a. R. HARDING'S Jewelry Store, in Mm
cheater. ap 20—It
CANDIDATES FOR. OFFICE.
CHESTERFIELD OOUNTY, V A.—Citizen* and
votera of thia county, having diacbarged the
duties ef my offlce faithfully, I announce myself a*
a candidate for the offiie of SHERIFF of thla coun
ty at th* election to be held on th* 4th THURSDAY
IN MAY next. JAMES M. MOODY.
TO MY FELLOW-CITIZENS OF CHESTER
FIELD COUNTY—Having heretofore been
honored by your confidence by being elected to the
offices of CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT AND COUNTY
COURT of thl* cou*tv, which I now hold, and an
election to fill those office* having been ordered by
the judge to be held In May next, I again offer iny
•elf a* a candidate, and while I believe I have faith
fully aad Impartially dißcharged my dutiea, I call
with confidence upon you for aupport.
ap 16—Tb*B3w NATHAN H. COGBILL.
rpo THE VOTERS OF CHESTERFIELD COUN--'
X TV—The judga of thl* county having ordered
an election to be held iv MAY NEXT, to fill certain
ouieea that were mada vacant by the election *f No
vember last being set aaide, 1 announce myaelf a
candidate for th* offlce of COMMONWEALTH'S AT
TORNEY for thl* couuty, and leellng assured that,
hereto!.re, I have lioneatly and Impartially dis
charged my duty, I moat reapectfully aak your aup
Your I',ll-iw-, iii/.tu.
ap 16—M*S3w WM. AMBERS.
THB SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE,
for the Benefit of the Widowa and Orphan* of
the Southern State*.
DISTRIBUTION No. 286. EviNIKO Aprii, 19.
66 9 36 68 16 07 1 70 60 28 10 48 37 72
DISTRIBUTION No. 287. Moawnro Aran 20.
61 21 7 12 I 4 48 60 62 62 2 34 18 14
Witneia my baud, at Richmond, Va., thia 20th day
of April, 1871.
SIMMONS k CO., 0. Q. TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE, can be porchaawd
from Capt. W. I. DAIINKY, at the Branch offlc*, No
8, Eleventh atreet, one duor from Main.
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE AND PIEDMONT
IRAILROADS. OFFICE OF GENERAL TIOKBT
AND FREIGHT AGENT, RICHMOND, VA., APRIL
The Train which haa been running between RICH
MOND and MANCHESTER alme October laat, will
be DISCONTINUED after SATURDAY, the 22d mat.,
Mayo'a blldge being now open to tbe public.
JNO R. MACMUKDO,
ap 19—4t General Tick, t and Freight Agent.
BILL HEADS, KIR THREE Ol LLAHS AND A
half* tbouaaiirt at He JOURNAL JOB ukFIOE
§vt«i*j £tate fflumal
SITES FOR EMIGRANT COLOKIES,
The advantages of emigration in colo
nies over the isolated mode generally pur
suod are numerous and important. The
hardships and privations of pioneer life
are greatly diminished and social privileges
are enjoyed from the very outset. Tho
colony, if properly organized, carries with
it a society ready made. Isolated settlers
become disheartened by difficulties or their
families grow homesick, and a large pro
portion of them break up at great sacrifice
and return to their old homes. This has
always been true of Western settlers, and
is still more true of those who go South.
The South, though settled to some ex
tent for two hundred years, still presents
us with a spare population, destitute of
roads and schools in great measure, and
with vast tracts of wild land. It is real
ty newer than the youngest of the States
West, in point of improvement. Less is
knowD of its mines and immenso resources
of all kinds than of the new territories
among tho Rocky Mountains. Yet it
seems to be assumed very generally in the
North acd in Europe, that the South II
worn out, and a large portion of its lands
abandoned as worthless. This is a great
mistake, and especially so as to Virginia.
Wo are thoroughly familiar with the
inducements that the West holds out to the
pioneer in its cheap and fertile lands, and
its grand opportunities of organizing now
societies, untrammeled with the defects
and limitations of the old.
We kuow that poor men of industrious
and temperate habits can go there and in a
few years possess a comfortable homo, and
with the prospects of competence for their
children. But we do not think this is ex
clusively true of the West. Right here in
this old Virginia are resources as rich and
varied as any that the great States of the
Mississippi valley can boast.
Here cau be found sites for colonies with
the natural elemeuts upon which to base
the varied pursuita essential to give to tho
colony its highest industrial and social de
velopement. We do not claim such vast
expanses of fertile plains as lie along the
great rivers and railways of tho West. We
do claim an equivalent and more, even, in
great forests of the finest timber, mines of
iron and coal unsurpassed anywhere, in
water-powers, fisheries, and soils of fair
quality, often first-class, and which, with
our abundant beds of marl, limestone and
gypsum, can be cheaply raised to tho high
est standard of productiveness.
We claim for Virginia a climate whose
salubrity cannot be surpassed even iv the
mountains of the West, and so tempered
that we can raise a greater variety of agri
cultural productions than any of the
States inland. For invalids with pul
monary difficulties, no portion of the globe
is more favorable, as thousands can attest
who havo been restored by its healing and
The greater portion of Virginia, too, is
adapted to those productious to which
Northern men are accustomed. The
grasses in great variety flourish hero, re
quiring such special treatment as tbe
changed climate indicates. Corn and
winter wheat are as much staples as iv the
most favored portion of the West. All
the root crops, white and sweet potatoes,
garden vegetables, &c.,aro cultivated with
Among fruits the same wonderful vari
ety is enjiyed. Tho apple, pear, peach
cherry, quince, apricot, grape,plum, fig and
all the small fruits, in great variety, yield
an unfailing return. These fruits bave
been greatly neglected, but enough has
been done to prove beyond controversy the
groat capacity of our soil aod climate for
If now wo consider location as to mar
kets, whether of agricultural or manu
factured products, our State lias para
mount claims with its seaboard lino aud
numerous navigable rivers open to tho
ocean, with great railways operative aud
in process of construction, crossing it in
all directions. Virginia offers to her citi
zens facilities of communication nowhere
And if we leave poetry for figures we
shall find that this question of "Where it
is," is quite as important as "What it is."
We are confident tbat the poorest acre
of Virginia old fields free from stumps and
stones, as tbey generally are, located near
tidewater or railroads, is capable of being
renovated and brought up to a high stan
dard of fertility. Further, that this pro
cess of renovation can be made to pay a
fair return upon the capital and labor, iv
annual crops, and a largo aggregate return
in the appreciation of value sure to result
from generous and intelligent treatment
The Grape Culturist comes to us to
day—a monthly devoted to grape culture
and wine-making, edited and reported by
George Husmau and Dr. C. W. Spalding.
From personal knowledge we can attest
the high qualification of these gentlemen,
as veteran growers of the grape and manu
facturers of American wine. Their enter
prise is now on a firm basis and deserves
the fullest support. The instruction here
given will enable the beginner to plant
and tend his vineyard successfully, to
gather aud market bis fruit, and manufac
ture from it, wines equal to the choicest
brands of the old world. No vinoyardist
can afford to be without this journal.
Address the purchasers at St. Louis, Mo.
Terms $2 per annum.
THB MlissllSl COnOBST,
Tbe display of millinery and music at
Assembly Hall last evening were altogeth
er ahead of anything seen in Richmond
' during the pist season In an ausemblago,
" vast and crowded wilh the elite of the
1 city,—its brave and fair, —beauty evury
-1 where appealed to the eye in its finest
1 dress, as if to establish a harmony of con
-1 ditions with those splendid strains soon to
entrance the ear.
1 Miss Nilsson fully sustained her great
reputation. She has a fine presence, fea
tures expressive and wonderfully obedient
Ito every varying phase of thought and feel
-1 ing. Her voice performs miracles of skill,
attesting the perfection of training and
vast natural resourcas of ber own.
Of her associates, we think Miss Cary
1 decidedly tho most popular with the ap«
preciativo portion of the audience. Her
magnificent person and splendid perform
ance won the highest praise from disarimi
-1 nating critics. Alone, without the over
-1 shadowing greatness of Miss Nilsson to
prejudice her claims, Miss Cary would ap
pear a star of the first magnitude.
We wish Miss Nilsson and her associates
had been able to sing in a better hall.—
We wish further that people who attend
concerts would elect a musical director to
indicate where the encore should come in,
and how loDg il should last, establish a rea
sonable maximum at least, with a compe
tent police force to regulate it.
Without assuming any special or supe
rior knowledge ot musical criticise, we
risk the assertion that Max Strakosch
would have made his concert immensely
more popular, and greatly increased the
pleasure of an overwhelming majority of
his listeners, by selecting more popular
pieces in his programme.
Great artistio power is shown aaconelu
clusively in singing "Dixie" or "Annio
Laurie," "The Star-Spangled Bannor," or
"Sweot Horns," as in the sublimest crea
tions of the great masters And in the
enjoyment of music there is so much
in association. These musical gymnastics
aro wonderful as the feats of the acro
bats, but they should be only exception
al in concerts, for mixed popular audi
ences, who do not pay their money to wit
ness feats of skill, but to be delighted with
melodies which tbey can understand and
Of course this will uot suit the snobs
who affect contempt of everything homo
grown and common. With what delight
we should havo listened to some of those
simple songs which she used to sing when
a bare-footed peasant girl with her brother
on his tramps as a wandering musician.
To her credit, bo it said, she never conceals
this phase of her early history, but refers
to it with the utmost freedom.
Nilsson was born in 1843, in a peasant's
home, in a little Swedish hamlet, near the
town of Veccio. At first her parents employed
her to gather fagots from a neighboring forest;
bat her brother, who waa a wandering violinist
er minstrel, inspired in her a desire to imitata
him. Soon she was proficient enough to ac
company him in his daily tramps, and on one
occasion, she played so well, or rather with so
much zeal, at a village festival, that she at
tracted the attention ef a stranger, who ques
tioned her, was charmed with ber pretty face—
she was only twelve—her self-possession, and
her talent, which if not great then, was extra
ordinary in one so young as the Swedish
peasant girl. The stranger took her to a lady
of Qottenbourg, an old inusicene, who had
sung in the theatre.
The lady likewise questioned the brave little
girl, was delighted with her responses, and
concluded by proposing to give her an educa
tion and bear the expense of ber support. The
matter was soon arranged with the girl's pa
rents, and sbe was placed in a comfortable
home at Qottenbourg. From Qottenbourg sbe
was taken to Stockholm, later, Bbc was taken
to Paris. Once in Paris she entered an English
family, and was placed under tbe instruction
of Wartel, who disciplined her voice, and
when she was twenty-one, concluded that ahe
had learned all that ba could teacb. She made
her debut at the Theatre Lyrique in the.role of
Violetta, ia La Traviata. Mistress of her voice,
she has yet to learn what is called declamation
theatrical, or dromatic elocution, and, in fact,
all the mimic sciences which is necessary to
make a great acres.'.
This too, Christina Nilsson patiently studied,
aided by ber great natural intelligence and
strong will, at the rehearsals for her first en
gagement. When she appeared upon the
scene, ''she obtained at once a great success
and excited an immense curiosity." Earnest
Faydeau said : "She was so pretty 1 She sang
so welll Who was sbe? And where did ahe
come from ? Evidently not from the Conser
vatoire. Nobody could tell. Tbe same even
ing shu was famous."
The day after debut ahe quitted the English
family with whom she had lived in somewhat
embarrassed circumstances during six years,
and installed herself with a friend, an affable
and sedate person, who beld the place of a
mother, and always accompanied ber. From
tli it, moment the biography of Chi Utiua Nils
son is wholly in the splendor of the theatrical
We have received The Colonist, devoted
to the interests of the Warm Spriug Man
ufacturing Colony near Asheville, North
Carolina. This colony has been organized
in New York ou tbe co-operative model,
aod proposes to develop its plan of mixed
industry in connection with the support of
a first-class watering-place aud schools for
both sexes. The management is such as
to entitle it to popular confidence. We
wish it the fullest success, and hope to see
thousands of such colonies locating all
over the South. Letters asking informa
tion may be addressed to D. S. Elliott,
214 Bowery, New York. .
This is tbe way the Cincinnati Gazette
compares the receipts and expenditures of
the national government for the last two
years of Andrew Johnsou'a administration
and the two first years of Grant's term :
Receipts, A. J te6M"S,4*2
Beceipta, C. O 749,3»»,4C2
Gain fur U. G 84 Ml 050
Exoeasea, A. J 1460 013,769
Expenses, U. Q 323,343,810
Decrea** for U. 0 128,700,949
Profit for U.U *211,691,»»9
D»bt reduction by U. U 20»,764,413
1 »BP l
Skating to-night at Assembly Hall. •
Shameful Political Trick.—We art
informed that on Tuesday morning last >
number of the city hands were asked by
Captain Dimtnock if they would vote the
Conservative ticket at the coming election.
They answered that they would not •
when they were informed that their ser
vices were no longer required. Captain
D. also informed theso men that a bill had
been passed by the Legislature to give the
white men all tho public patronage, and
the colored men might tako what was left.
Besides this, they were offered tickets on
the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad to any
point on that road they might wish to go
This ia in keeping with tho entire prac
tice of the Destructive Bourbon party who
would depopulate the city of all its labor
ing men and capitalists, even to secure a
The Sunflower.—Wo print to-day a
very valuable article, from one of the most
distinguished and accomplished physicians
in New York, upon the sunflower. We
commend it to attentive perusal. All
aloug our seaboard and tidewater regions
tho sunflower Bhould be grown, uniting its
valuable sanitary effect with its value as
fsod for stock and poultry. It can be
easily grown ou all our low lands, as It
takes hold readily upon most rich soils,
and grows to prodigious size, gathering in
with its invisible fingers atoms of poison
ous gases, as they arise, to build up its fair
Appleton's Journal of this week con
tains a choice collection of reading matter.
"A Day aud Night at Mt. Vernon" will
Intorest all our readers. Tho "City of the
Dead," beautifully illustrated, introduces
U3 to Mecca and its wonders. Tho "Scien
tific Notes" contain notices of Professor
Agassiz and his museum, Hugh Miller
and Darwinism. For sale by Jobnßton &
Our thanks to Col. Piatt for the report
on the state of trade between the United
States and British possessions in North
America, by J. N. Lamed.
Supreme Lodge of Knight • of Py thla*.
The Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythias
ofthe World commenced its fourth annual
session in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The
whole morning hour was consumed In ad
mitting now members. Iv the afternoon
the Supreme Chancellor and the Supremo
Scribe read their reports.
The Supreme Chancellor, in his message,
mentions tbe rapid growth of tbe Order.
New Lodges have been constituted lv Min
nesota, Vermont, North Carolina, Ala
bama, Mississippi, Missouri, Wisconsin,
Rhode Island, St. Johns, New Brunswick,
Maine and Michigan.
New Grand Lodges have been organised
in lowa, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
Georgia, Louisianaand Wisconsin. He r,
fers to the strife in the order, and severe
ly criticizes the conduct of the late Graud
Chancellor of Pennsylvania, and also that
of tho Grand Lodges of Maryland and
District of Columbia.
The Supreme Chancellor has received
application from a body of colored tneu,
asking for a charter, which according te the
constitution was refused.
The Supreme Scribe, in his report, gives
a full and clear account of the present
condition of the order. It exists in thirty
two States, and in New Brunswick, in the
Canadian Dominion. Twenty-two States
have Grand Lodges, the others being under
the direct jurisdiction of the Supreme
Lodge. On December 31st, 1870, there
were 615 lodges, with a total membership
of 58,577—an increase of 4,288 since the
Philadelphia, April 19,—1n the Supreme
Lodge of Knights of Pythias to-day, the
committee on credentials reported in favor
of admitting representatives from the two
Grand Lodges of Maryland. In this State
there exists a loyal and disloyal faction of
Knights of Pythias, both having its Grand
Lodge. The Supreme Lodge voted to ad
mit tho representatives, and permit them
to advocate their claims for one hour each.
The session adjourned before the arguments
Woman's Rights.—Among the latest
and most noteworthy developments of the
reform spirit we may chronicle the recent
election of Dr. Bella C. Barrows as lec
turer on diseases of the eye iv the medical
department of Howard University. Mrs.
Barrows, a native of Vermont, has lately
returned from Europe, where she has had
tho advantage of tho best medical institu
tions it affords, and has repeatedly ope
rated on the human eye under the iustruc
tion of the best oculists of Vienna and
London. On Saturday afternoon, at tho
Howard Hospital, Dr. Barrows performed
the operation of iridectomy, or excision of
a portion of the iris, iv a manner which
excited applause from those who were
fortunate enough to witness it—the first
operation of the kind ever performed by a
woman in this country.
. -♦«*■>.> '
JOUVEN'B INODOROUS KID GLOVE CLEAN
ER.—By It* aid gloves cau be quick! y and repeated
ly cleaned aud made equal to newi oven when badly
soiled they can be readily restored. It ia easy of ap
plication and ia perfectly free Irom auy odor. For
sale by drugglata and faucy goods dealers. Price, 26
centa a bottle.
THURSTON'S IVORY PEARL TOOTH POWDER
la strongly recommended aa tbe beat dentifrice
knowu. It demises and preservea the teeth, hardeiu
tbe gums, aweeteua the breath; and, containing no
acid or gritty substance, ia perfectly harmleaa, and
can be uaod daily with great advantage. Sold by all
druggists. Price, 26 and 60 cents per bottle.
THOMPSON'S POMADE OPTIME, aa a dressing
fur the Hair la all that ia required ; purely vegetable
aud highly perfumed, It softens, improvoa and beau
tifies the Hair, atrenglhena the roots, and glvea It a
rich, glossy appearance. For Bale by all druggists
Price, 35 and 76 centa pur bottle.
NEVER SAY I YE OR "NOT A DYE;" But ask
f.ir PHALOS'S VITALIA OR SALVATION FOR
THE HAIR. Enaniine it, you will Uud It clear;
shake it, you will aae that it has no lediinent, apply
It to yonr head, b-anl, wlrskera or mu-tacbes, if
grey or gri/.zled, and the color they wore before they
laloJ Will return to them. j
J THE LATEST NEWS
v BY TELEGRAPH.
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' TONNAGE OF THE COUNTRY.
Washington, April 20.—The Register
of the Treasury is now sending out a cir
cular and blanks for a revision of the ton
• nago accounts of tho couutry. Collectors
will be required to make special efforts to
ascertain and cancel on their accounts all
' vessels lost at sea, wrecked, abandoned or
t unfit for service or sold to foreigners. It
0 is desired that the highest degroe of accu
racy possible shall be attained for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1871.
0 IMPORTANT DECISION REGARDING APOTHE
• The commissioner of internal revenue,
under date of the 17th instant, has ad
dressed the following decision to the asses
• Bor of the third district of Maryland :
I reply to yours of tho 12th instant
that tho repeal of the special tax on
9 apothecaries, by section 1 of the act of
1 July 14, 1870, abolishes, on and after May
9 1, 1871, tho exemption heretofore pro-
B vided for apothecaries, under paragraph
33, section 79 of the act of June 30, 1864,
as amended, and renders them subject,
9 after April 30, 1871, to just the same
t liability as any other person whatever, for
the sale of distilled spirits, wines, or malt
liquors, in any quantity and without refer
ence to the purposes for or manner in
" which they are sold.
' THE DEFICIENCY BILL.
The deficiency appropriation bill finally
passed both houses yesterday. The pro
visions for a reissue of national bank
notes, for a public park on the reservation
I between the Capitof and White House, and
j for the appointment of an attorney to re-
I present the government before the South
ern claims commission, were all struck
G. L. Holland has been appointed post
master at Orlean, Fauquier county, Va ,
vice Wm. H. Hey I, resigned, and W. W.
Boswell postmaster at Wattleborougb, Lv-
I nenburg county, Va., vice F. C. Glass,
STEAM ON CANALS.
Steam on the Chesapeake and Ohio canal
is a fixed fact. Mr. B. D. Castleman's
steam canal boat is now running regularly
on the canal and is making time. A few
days ago she loaded with one hundred tens
of Duke marble, and mado tho trip to this
city, sixty-four miles, in eighteen hours.
The Postmaster General has oidered the
discontinuance of the postoffice at De
capolis, Madison county, Va.
Tho joint committee of twenty-one to
visit the South aud investigate the alleged
Ku-Klux are selecting their clerks, etc.,
and will probably be ready to start out on
their expedition in May.
It is said that it is uot probable the Sen
ate will be called in extraordinary execu
tive seßsiou until toward the close of next
The President will give a State dinner
on tbe 29th instant to members of the for
[GENERAL NEWS DISPATCH,I
The Civil War in France.
THE INSURRECTION FALLING TO PIECES—
DISTURBANCES AT BOLOUQNE
■London, April 19. —Details o( the light
ing at Asnieres ou Monday, show tbat the
Versailles forces compelled the Commu
nists to evacuate the town, but they did
not themselves occupy it. The Commu
nists iv the evening re-occupied the place, |
and were again attacked by the Versailles i
troops. During the night there was an i
incessant fusillade, and the government
forces maintained their position with diffi
A dispatch from Paris Tuesday evening
says: The Versailles army has not as
sumed tho offensive. The belligerents,
although confronting each otner, are ac
tually divided by tbe island of Grand
Immense quantities of ammunition have
been discovered in the cellars of the
Avenue dv Trocaderes.
A special to the Standard says the spir
it evinced by the Versailles troops is un
satisfactory and discipline is wanting.
A correspondent says that it is probable
the. insurgents will evacuate Asnieres to
There are rumors that there are chauges
to ba made in the French ministry.
London, April 19. —A dispatch from
Asniurcs says the insurrection is falling to
DISTURBANCES AT BOLOUGNE AND BOR
A dispatch from Bolougue, dated the
19th, says this evening a Communist lead
er unfurled a red flag, and addressed a '
crowd in favor of the Commune. Con
siderable excitement was created iv the
street for a time, but eventually tbe police
seized the tlag and quieted the disturbance.
There has been some disturbances at Bor
deaux, but they wero promptly repulsed. '
CABINET MINISTER RESIGNED.
Brussels, April 19.— Le Nord, of to
day, announces that M. Picard has re
signed his position as minister of the in
terior in the French Cabinet.
Grand Rapids, April 19.—This after
noon five boys, of ages from six to ten
years, while playing around a sand bank
on Lafayette street, were buried in a slide.
Two managed to get out aud giva the
alarm, but tbe other three were dead wben
taken out. They were Bona of E. W.
Barnes, Charles Rice, and Peter Ruschie.
READ, I'ONDKII, AND BE Wlßß.— Houaakeepera
should bear ln mind that of all the diffarent Baking
Fowdeia lv market, none have stood tbe teat of a
•trict chemical analysis like DOOLEY'S YEAST
POWDER. DOOLEY'S YEAST POWDER contain*
v i ingredient* but etich a* are healthful and chemi
cally pure. Thia luaurea uniform aurrceaa In the
making of ralla, biacuita, kc, which Infeiior article*
do nut. Manufactured aud aold at wholesale by
DOOLEY k BROTHER, 09 New atreet, New York,
nd at retail by grocer* generally.
SPECIAL NOTlCE—Persona wl*hing th* ST ATI
JOURNAL left early and regularly at their plaoe*
cf business or reaidences, by reaponilble can rera,
will pleaae leave their orders with
JOHNSTON A BELDBN,
Newadealere, 918 Main Streat.
The Fifteenth Amendment Celebration—
A Grand Succeu.—The celebration to-day by
our colored fellow-citizeus was indeed a grand
affair. Never have we Been a better conducted
or more orderly procestion. Every colored
man who took part in the display seemed to
know and feel that be was celebrating the
adoption of a measure that had lifted him to
the full status of American citizenship and
made him truly a freeman. At an early hour
the city was busy with preparations, and dele,
ations from the counties adjacent commenced
ropping in about 10 o'clock, swelling the al
eady dens* maBS. After the procession had
ormed, it took up the lineof march and proceed,
d to oarry out the programme as published in
his paper on yesterday.
The most interesting feature in the prooes
on was an open wagon iv whioh were seated
number of girls just budding into woman
lood. As they passed onr office, with the
lands playing and the flags fluttering in the
reeze, we could not help thinking what a
hange had been brought about during tbe
>att ten years, and we doubt not tbat many a
nan who was once the owner of some now en
rancbised man in lhat long procession really
11 reconciled to the fate of war that made
man out of *'per)onal property."
We should judge that the procession num
lered about six thousand. This number was
ready increared at Gamble's Hill where able
iseohes were delivered in accordance with
he programme announced in yesterday's pa
per. We regret that we are unable to make
any further report of tho ceremony to-day,
but shall endeavor to find something further of
The Virginia Steamship and Packet
Company.— The annual meeting of the stock
holders of this Virginia enterprise waa held
yesterday evening and was very largely at
tended. The report of the president and di
reotori gave a most encouaging statement of
the condition and prospects of the company.
The directors have purchased two fine steamers
the Upton and Clyde, at reasonable prices,
which are now plying regularly between this
port and New York, each trip having full oar
They have erected a ship yard at Rocketts,
tbe works and machinery of which are first
class, and inferior to none. They are now
building an iron steamer of 1,000 tons, which
thoy hope to have completed by fall. The ca
pacity of this steamer will be about 10,000
barrels. Her dimensions are as follows : Ex
treme length, 215 feet; breadth of beam, 33
feet, and depth of hold, 22 feet. Tbe model
and general plan have been adapted, under tbe
most experienced and skillful management, to
the peculiar demands of the route and trade in
which she will be employed. The directors
confidently anticipate from this beginning tbat
iron ship-building will become a large and per
manent branch of the extensive iron manufac
tures of this city.
The report concludes with tbe hope to see
a line of first-class iron propellers plying daily
between Virginia and New York at mini
mum rates of freight, managed with a view to
extending the market for the manufactures and
products of Virginia, and bringing back in re
turn, on the most advantageous terms, the va
ried articles of commerce whioh reach all
parts of tbe land from the great depot of New
The following gentlemen were then elected
the new directors:
Richmond—E. O. Nolting, R, A. Paine. G.
F. Watson, John K. Childrey, A. L. Ellett,
D. I. Burr, A. M. Rosenbaum, S. Alexander,
C. T. Wortham, D. T. Williams, J. B. Pace,
L. H. Frayser, R. L. Brown, J. It. Anderson,
8. C. Tardy, John Purcell, A. Y. Stokes, Jno.
H. Williams, Johnß. Davis, D. C. Mayo, J.
Petersburg.—N. M. Tanner, John McGill,
S. A. Plummer, R. C.'Mcllwaine, Wm. Came
Norfolk.—C. W. Grandy, Jr., James Mont
gomery, George Chamberlain.
Danville.—J. H. Pemberton, W. T. Suth
Lynchburg.—A. B. Rucker, Wm. King.
New York.—George Washington, Aler.
Immediately after the adjournment of the
stockholders, the new board of directors met,
Mr. Tanner, of Petersburg, in the chair. Mr.
David I. Burr was re-elected president, and the
old executive committee, consisting of Messrs.
G. F. Watson, S. Alexander, and C. T. Wor
tham, was also re-elected.
One thousand copies of the report read by
the president were ordered to be printed.
Encounter of Prominent Democratic
Politicians.— Our morning cotemporaries, with I
more or less inaccuracies of detail, give an
amusing account of a recent fist-fight We
understand, however, that the following is a
tolerably accurate account of what occurred :
A skirmish really did take place near tbe
custom-house, in the second story of Schafer's
building. The heroes of the engagement were
two prominent young lawyers, both descended
from first-class fighting stock. Tbey are
cousins in fact. The only difference we could
observe between tbetn likely to decide the
fight, was that tbe elder was the taller man
with longer reach of arm than his younger and
lighter complexioned adversary. Both dealt
their blows with such science and vigor that
for a time the conflict hung trembling in tho
scale of doubt.
But victory perched on the brow of youth,
passing scornfully by the loftier combatant.
The stocky champion stood splendidly on his
pins, and in precisely one minute and thirty
seconds had placed his adversary in chancery.
A well known barrister, who occupies tbe same j
building, at this juncture tendered his profes
sional services successfully, and gave it as his
opinion that the case having got into chancery
ought to end there. We are glad to learn that
all parties accepted this decision, and that an
amiable understanding vow exists between the
highly respected and excellent gentlemen in
volved in this affair.
Beats the World— Richmond contains
fifty-eight tobacco manufactories, some of
which are the largest in the world. Among
the latter, is that of Captain J. K. Childrey,
on the lower end of Main street, where is pre
pared tbe best and most widely-known brands
shipped from this port. The number of his
brands are unknown to us, but we do know
that they aro fairly established in this country,
in Europe, and even in Australia. For the
home market, his "Sunny South" stands un
excelled for its purity, fine flavor and excel
lence, is pleasant to the taste, and of course in I
great demand for the retail trade.
The floor at Assembly Hall is in excel
lent order for skating. We hope to see a large
crowd to-night. *
African M. E. Church. —The annual
conference of the Virginia African M. E.
church, which has been in session at Staun
ton, for several days past, has adjourned.
Among the appointments made were tbe fnl-
I nwing for the Richmond district: W. 1). W.
Schureman, P. E.—Richmond station, W. D.
W. Schureman ; Richmond mission, M. Mar
shall; Chesterfield mission, Henry Hallard;
Proapect, George Jimison ; Boydton, L. W. I
Lee; Charlotte C. 11., to be supplied ; Pittsyl
vania C. 11., P. M. Only; Petersburg, to be
Skating at Assembly Hall to-night. °
Richmond Trades Union. —The regular
aemi-moLthly meeting of this organization will I
be held tn nigbt, at Schott's Monticello hotel,
at 8 o'clock. We learn tbat some new busi
ness of importance will be brought ap for ac
tion, which will require careful deliberation
and a full atteodauoe to dispose of. There
fore, it is necessary that all the members should
be present promptly. Look to your interest,
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Police Court. —The following oases were
disposed of by Police Justice While this
X W. D. Anderson, charged with assaulting
* and abasing Henry Schluter, and creating a
,_ treat noise to the disturbance of the neigh-
Dor*, was required to give lecurity for hia
future good behavior.
A. Rick, charged with trespassing on the
premises of K. and P. T. Johnson, and with
removing sand therefrom. Case continued
antil tbe 29th, and the accused recognized in
"J the sum of $300 for his appearance on that day.
, John Keardon, charged with assaulting and
. beating his wife, was sent down until to-mor
row, to which time his case was continued.
Roxanna Anderson,, colored, for using
■ abusive language toward Kate King, was
. warned and let off.
Nelson Anderson and Abner Booker, color
| ed, charged with assaulting and abusing each
, other, were each required to give security In
the sum of $100 for their good behavior for
' Chancery Court—Judge Fiizhugh.—
The following business was transacted to-day :
Sizer vs. Sizer—decree for partial distribu
tion of the fund and for loan ofthe residue.
Doswell vs. Belcher—decree confirming
report of commissioner, and directing salo of
Cullen vs. Graime, Ac—order directing re
' ceiver to deposit fund in Union Bank of Rich
Murphy vs. McGuire—decree sustaining ex
ception and recommitting to commissioner.
Goddin k Appcrson vs. Anderson—order
overruling motion to set aside decree.
Beckman vs. Kolbe, Ac-decree confirming
Jackson vs. Mayo—decree confirming com
missioner's report and providing for distribu
tion of fund.
W. D. Blair & Co.'s "B Select" Whls
r key, $2 60 per gallon. •
Fine Works of Art.— The display of
paintings on exhibition at Franks, have for
days attracted quite a number of visitors. Mr.
Elder, whose fame has already deservedly
placed him among the first of our land ai a
faithful delineator, and of whom all our peo
ple feel proud, contributes line portrait) of Mr.
Thomas H. Branch and Mr. R. B. Haxall.—
They are both as true to nature as art can
Mr. Weigandt, who has recently come
amongst us, contributes three pictures, that
are splendid specimens of bis art: "The Bur
gomaster," "The Anatomy," and a "Land
scape of the Black Forest." Our limited
space precludes the possibility of a lengthy
notice. We must be content with informing
the public where they can be seen.
Richmond Zouaves. —This company was
organized last night, at the Union Eagle hotel,
with seventy-eight names ou tbe roll. The
following were elected as officers of the com
pany : Robert L. Hobson, captain; Emmett
Scott, Ist lieutenant; John Forrester, 2d lieu
tenant; Robert M. Clark, junior 2d lieutenant;
Richard H. Johnson, orderly sergeant; Alex.
Ceaphus, second sergeant. The company will
meet next Monday night at tho same place for
Medicinal Wines, Brandies and Liquors
at W. D. Blair A Co.'s, Ninth and Main. •
fires. —The alarm of fire about half-past
1 thia morning was caused by the burning of
a quantity ol sumac at the Libby sutnac mills,
on Cary street. Loss slight.
Tbe alarm about 8.30 this morning turned in
from box 14, was caused by the partial burning
of the roof of the bouse occupied by Patrick
Reynolds, near the corner of Byrd and Tenth
streets. The fire was caused by sparks from
the chimney. Loss about $25.
Death of Another Knight. —The news
ofthe death of Mr. E. C. Fisher, which took
place at his father's residence in Powhatan
county, yesterday, at 2 35 P.M. reached the oity
thia morning, causing sad regret among bis
many friends here. He died of consumption, at
an age when the brtghest flowers of hope were
blooming, and wheu he might well have look
ed forward to a lung and useful career His
remains will probably be brought to this city
Important Notice from Collector of Rev
enue.— All persons engaged in dealing in dis
tilled spirits, malt liquors or tobacco, in this
city or Henrico, will bnd by tho collector's no
tice in another column, that the special tax on
these articles must be paid at his office in the
Customhouse before the Ist of next month.
Those not complying, will be dealt wiih ac
cording to law. So walk up to the captain's of
flce, and settle.
Prince Albert Social Circle. —We are in
formed that the entertainment given by the
Prince Albert Social Circle last evening at the
Davenport House, was, in all respects, a pleas
ant affair. George T. Downing, Esq., and
lady, and Mark De Mantie and lady, of Wash
ington, D. C, and Messrs. W. N. Stephens and
P. K. Jones, were among tbe most noted
Finest Tcas.—W. D. Blair & Co. °
Convicts. —Spencer Smith and Nelson
Harris, two years each for housebreaking in
Halifax county, were received at the peniten
Hustings Court —This court ia engaged
today in tbo trial of John Smith, who ia
charged with the murder of John Christie.
The Court of Appeals adjourned to-day
until November Ist, 1871.
The Republicans of Jefferson ward will
meet to nigbt. Let every voter attend.
Alaucheater Xeivs and Goaslp.
We are informed tbat the new district will
have two representatives in the board of trus
tees at the next election.
Our l^ant*.—We want to see a railroad
from the Cockade city to Richmond running
through Manchester, crossing the James river
at Rocketts, connecting with the York River
railroad. We want to ship our products di
rect North or South. We want a depot in
Manchester, for convenience.
Religious. —The meetings which have been
in progress at the colored Baptist church have
resulted in the conversion of seventy-live per
sons. Tbe meetings are still going on.
Riting Sons of Liberty, headed by Lindsey's
brass band, parade to day, to celebrate the
adoption of the fifteenth amendment.
Attention. —The attention of the members of
the Mechanics' Trades Union who reside in
Manchester, is called to the importance of at
tending a regular meeting this evening, at
Schott s (Monticelio) Hall. It ia important
that the mechanics should attend note to tbeir
Temperance.—The toniperaice reformation
is doing a good work in our town. Large
numbers are being initiated at all the meetings
which are held. A fine demonstration is ex
pected next Sabbath night, to bear the repiti
tion of a grand sermon on this subject by Rev.
Wm. H. Christian, pastor of the M. E. church.
Lights. —The Manchester Baptist church has
been furnished with a new chandelier in tha
centre of the room, with five burners, and six
tide-bangers with two burners each, which
give a most splendid light.
iJeijueat. —We have been requested by a tax
payer to call the attention of the Trustees to
Second street, from Hull to the old railroad,
as it is in a bad condition.
Question. —Your foreman is requested to
answer whether it was the ashes that set Mrs.
Pope's clothing on fire, or was it the ire in
the ashes ?
New Store. —We have been informed that
Mr. P. H. Bowis will soon occupy tbe hand
some brick building of Mr. L. Moody's, on the
corner of Eleventh and Hull streets, aa a first
class grocery store.
Photography.—The new photograph gallery
over tbe jewelry store uf G. R. Harding ii
now open for butiatir.