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every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY
NIGHTS, at 8 o'clock, and every SATURDAY morn
ing at 10
Kvery MONDAY and WEDNESDAY NTOHT. at»
o'olock, the Rink will bo open EXCLUSIVELY for
gentlemen and youths.
The PRICE OF ADMIBSIOIV with Ihe use of
Skates, la 60 cents, for a single ticket, or $3 per dozen.
Children, uuder li years of age, 26 cents.
At the Afternoon Assemblies Ladies and Boys will
only bo charged 26 cents. mh 7—tf
•J j w v DOZEN BROOMB FOR BALB
We ofT-r for sale for the next TEN DAYS, in lota
of TUN DOZEN or upwards,
3. ii DOZER BROOMS
at greatly reduced prices.
ap 12—lot COOK BROS. * 00.
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U~~ NtTJCITITATEg IN TERNaTTrEVEN
LECTOR'S OFFICE, San DISTRICT, VA.,
RICHMOND, Aran. 2urH.1871.--I hereby give notice
to all parson* dealing in DISTILLED SPIRITS.
MALT LIQUORS, or TOBsCCO, in the city ol Rich
mond and tbe county of Henrico, that the special
tax tor the same must be paid at my < fflce, in the
Cuitom-House, io the city of Richmond,
On or before the lat day of May, 187 1.
After that date all persons liable to the special tax,
and who have not paid the sumo will be dealt with
according to law.
ap 20—lot Collector 3d District of Va.
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IJIO~B~N~R wTo~B X . JL^i-.
Tho OLD DOMINION BTKAMBHIP
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel uwSTxVNHBI
•teamshlp ALBEMARLE, Captain Coven, will leave
her wharf, at Rocketta on SUNDAY, April Zld,
at 7 o'clock A. M. Freight received until t-'aturday
Through bills of lading signed, and goods for
warded with dispatch to all points—north, south,
east and west. Close connections made with Canard
1 me for foreign ports.
Passenger accommodations unsurpassed.
Fare $12 00
Steerage 6 00
Ronnd Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent, ■
ap 21 —at No. 3 Governor street.
•pO R NEW YORK. Jfc,.aj»
The VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP fl»
PACKET COMPANY'S elegaut steam taJwNMBPs
•hip WILLIAM P. CLYDE, Captain Plaint, will
leave her wharf at Kocketts on FRIDAY, April
21st, at 6P. M. Freight roceived up to the hour of
Close connections and through bill* of lading given
to all aouthern and eastern ports.
This elegant steamship bus Auo oabin accommoda
Fare $10 00
Steerage 6 00
Round trip tickets, good until used, only 16 00
For freight or passage, apply to
DAVID J. BURR. President.
No. 1214 Main street.
Washington A Co., Agents,
Pler2l North rive-. Mew York an 19—3t
J and IRONER (none others need apply) for a
family of three persons. Good home aud fuirw-ges.
Apply at No. 1008 Ciry street. ap 21—3t*
WANTED— 160 HANDS to go in'o tho woods to
PEEL If iRK. to whom the highest cash
wages will be paid weekly. Apply at BAKK
WORKB, Rocketts, Richmond, or at New Market,
or Greenwav, (on the canal) Nelson county, Va.
ap 7—d4w2w THUS. BTEERB, .In., A CO.
RICHMOND AND DANVILLE AND PIEDMONT
RAILROADS. OFFICS OF GENERAL TICKsT
AND FREIGHT AGENT, RICHMOND, VA., APRIL
The Traiu which has been running between RICH
MOND and MANCHESTER since October lost, will
be DISCONTINUED after SATURDAY, the 22d Inst,
Mayo'fl bridge being now open to the public.
JNO R. MACMURDO,
ap 19—It Genera! Ticket and Freight Agent.
T ECKE.NIIY A LAIRD, FLORISTS,
ORACH STREET GARDEN,
offer to the public a large collection of choice BED
DING PLANTS, ROSES, FLOWER SEEDS, Ac.
By prompt attention aud moderate prices we hope
to merit a liberal continuance of public patronage,
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THB UNITED
STATES, for the District of Virginia.
In the matter of D W Moseley, bankrupt—in
TO WHOM IT MAT CONCERN—
Tbeundorßigned, Wm. H. AUderdtce, of Richmond
olty, Virginia, hereby gives notice of his appoint
ment aa assignee of the estate of D W Moseley, of
Henrico county, in said district, who was. on the
10th day of March, 1871, adjudged a bankrupt on
his own petition by the District Court of said Din
Date* Richmond, April 21, 1871.
ap2l-F3w WM H. ALLDERDIOE, Aaslgnee.
THIS IB TO GIVE NOHCB :
That on the 20th day of April, 1871, a war
rant in bankruptcy was issued against the estate of
Louis Glmml, of Uenrico county, and State of Vir
ginia, who has been adjudged a bankrupt on his own
petition : —That the payment of any dobts, aud the
delivery of any property belonging to said bankrupt,
to him or for his use, and the transfer of any pro
perty by him, are forbidden by law : —That a meet
ing of the croditors of sftid bankrupt, to prove their
debts, and choose one or moro assignees of his estate,
will be held at a Court of Biokruptcy, to be holdeu
at Richmond, Virginia, before W W Forte*, Esq.,
Register, ou tho 6th day of May, 1871, at 10 o'clock
a m. DAVID B. PARKER,
ap 21—F2w U. S. Marshal.
M No. 4228
* nPHIB IB TO GIVE NOTICE :
JL That ou the 14th day of April, 1871, a war
rant in bankruptcy was issued against tho estate of
Thomas M Fleming, of Goochland Ciunt); and State
of Virginia, who bus boen adjudged a bankrupt ou
his own petition : That the payment of any debts,
and tbe delivery of any property belonging to said
bankrupt, to bin or for his use, and the transfer of
any property by him, are forbidden by law :—That
a meeting of tbe oreditors of said bankrupt, to prove
their debts, aud chooau one or more assignees of his
estate, will be held at a Court of Bankruptcy, to be
holdenat Richmond, Virginia, before W W Forbes,
Esq., Register, on the 6th day of May, 1871, at 10
o'clock a in. DAVID B. PARKER,
ap 21—F2w _U. S. Marshal.
IN THB DISTRICT COURT OF THB UNITED
States, for the District of Virginia.
In the matter of Michael Airhart. bankrupt—in
To Whom it May Concern : —The undersigned,
Wm Ii Allderdice, ol Richmond city, Virginia, here
by gives notice ot ills appointment aa assignee of the
estate of Michael Airhart, of Roanoke c'ly, iv said
district, who was, ou the 10th day of March, Ib7l,
adjudged a bankrupt on his own petitiou by tbe
District Court of said district.
Dated Richmond, April 21. 1871.
WM H ALI.DI.RDICK,
ap 21—F3w Assignee
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THB UNITED
States for the District of Virginia.
Iv the matter of Jaaies A Watson, bankrupt-
To Whom it May Concern—Tho undersigned,
P W McKenney, ol Prince Edward co'ty, Va., hereby
gives uotice of his appointment as asßiguee of tbe
estate of Jas. A Watson, of Prince Edward c'ty, in
laid district, who was on the 4th day of February,
1871, adjudged bankrupt on his own petitim by
the District Court of said diatri.t.
Dated Farmvillo, April 21, 18 1.
ap2l—F3w P W McKINNEY, Assignee.
IN TME i IHTRIOT COORT OF THIT. UNITED
Sta.es for toe Eastern District of Virginia.
In the matter of H M Miilbu.ru, bankrupt—iv
Eastern District of Virginia, si:
You are hereby notified that a seend general meet
ing of the creditors of tbe slid bankrupt, will be
held at Norfolk, in said district, on the 11th day of
May. 1871, at 12 o'clock M., at the office ofßenJ. B.
Foster, Esq., oue of the Regisieis in Bankruptcy In
•aid uistrlct, for tbe purposes named In the 27th and
28th sections of the bankrupt act of llarcu 2d, 1887.
Dated at Norfolk. Va , the 20th day ot April, 1811
ap 21—F2w V M WHITEUURST, Assignee.
YINeGAK, how made is 10 bums, without drugs
P»i titulars IU cents. F. BAOJS, Cromwell, conn
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POLITICAL PttOSCaiPTIOIf IS!
The National Virginian very justly de
nounces the insane Byntem of proscription
which obtains largely in Richmond and
throughout the South. There is no surer
Indication of the weakners of a position
than the resort of its defenders to means
unrecognized in honorable warfare. Pro
scription ou account of political or reli
gious opinioais rare in the North, and is
confined in great measure to ignorant, ex
clusive and bigoted communities. When
attempted in any city of business preten
sion it has been so sternly and mercilessly
rebuked as to prevent repetition.
All sagacious men understand that busi
ness cannot thrive in an atmosphen of
proscription. Men, whose minds have
been enlarged by travel and contact with
the world, will not descend to this littlo
ness. They Instinctively revolt against
any attempt to deprive a man of that
share of patronage to which his merits as
a tradesman, mechanic or manufacturer,
justly eutitle him. "I never ask a man
his politics or religion," said a great em
ployer to us the other day. "I buy his
faithful service, in my business, and dis
trust him if he changed his views on those
questions to suit me. I encourage the
largest freedom of opinion iv all my
people ; because it cultivates honesty as a
principle and self-respect as a habit."
This is the position which every mau
should take. Efforts to coerce opinion are
wrong and harmful, and react upon the
very men who make them. Our neighbor
of the Virginian suggests co-operative
stores as a means of defence. We have ad
vocated co-operative trado for twenty
years, but we would not like to see tbem
inaugurated as a party movement.
But we think that Republicans who are
proscribed should at once resort to ener
getic measures of defence. Wo have a
largo voting population who eat and drink
and wear, and in various ways consume
material that is made or sold in Richmond.
Lst every man resolve at once to trado
only with such men as are openly and
boldly opposed to this prescriptive policy,
men who are willing to live and let live ;
who are not afraid to advertise in Repub
lican journals. We have such men in
nearly every branch of business already.
Concentrate our trade upon them and give
the proscriptionists and their allies a wids
We think this defeusive policy not only
just, and demauded by our self-respect and
self-protection, but a well-chosen means of
bringing about the desired reform.
Let us organize for this purpose, make
up our lists of tradesmen, and publish
them to our friends. We will theu put
ourselves on record, and bring an evil to a
head, now grown unendurable. Thousands
who dare not to say it openly, are tired
and disgusted with this contemptible and
unmanly warfaro upon mechanics aud
tradesmen, becauso they dare be loyal to
the government of their country, or differ
from the political views which may be
popular in Richmond. We call upon
every liberal and fair-minded man who
has an interest iv the welfare of the city,
to unite with us in putting down a spirit so
fatal to business prosperity and barbarous
In all its tendencies.
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We rejoice in the restoration of harmo
ny among our Republican representatives
at Washington. The mutual explanations
bstween Howe, Sumner, Schurzand others
in the Senate, are honorable to ull parties.
Now let Republicans of every grade follow
this conspicuous example. Before the
majesty of our great cause let personal ir
ritations be forgotten ; let selfish ambi
tions belaid aside; let the narrowness of
our vision be enlarged, to take in the far
reaching results of the success or failure
of Republican principles.
Beside those vast and mighty interests,
let us laj down our little burden of private
griefs, complaints and wrongs. Dwarfed
into nothingness by comparison, they will
become ashamed and retire. The future
opening to us, with its infinite possibilities
of good to be wrought and evil to bo over
come, will repay a thousand fold the tem
porary sacrifice. Grant that you are
wronged, neglected, and misunderstood ;
that your claims are not at once or not
fully recognized: it is the common fate ot
noble men iv all times.
True in philosophy, attested by all hu
man experience, is that utterance of our
Divine Maßter and Leader of men : "He
that loseth his life shall save it; and ho
that saveth his life shall lose it." He
whose loyalty has to be purchased with
office or influence in our councils has no
business with us. But all honor to the
man who sees his hopes disappointed, and
yet is not estranged; whose sweet and
healthful life flows on untroubled as he
works with brave gocd will, where duty
summons and appoints.
He who enlists in the Army of Liberty
and Human Progress must accept its
risks, its hardships, and its discipline.
In the crisis of the battle be must forget
self. Personal ambitions aud personal
wrougi must be postponed. Inspired
with this noble enthusiasm of self-sacri
fice and generous devotion, our cause is
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At the laying of the corner-stone of St.
Peter* Catholic church, in Allegheny City,
Pa., laßt Sunday, there was "a procession
twelve miles long, with twelve bauds of
The Celebration Yesterday.—The
demonstration of fellaw-citi
zens yesterday was aflecided success. The
leading organizations were well represented
in the procession as described in our local
columns. At Gamble's Hill, between four
and five thousand people Btood for two
hours listening to speeches and five music
from the Petersburg and Richmond bauds.
It is noteworty that throughout the day
and evening no drunkenness or disorder oc
curred. The occasion was oue worthy to
be celebrated, and it wascommemmorated
in a manner worthy ol it.
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The Norfolk Virginian, in recording the
fact that a number of the young meu ot
that city aie about emigrating to Texas,
siys : "We regret to see the bone and
sinew of our city thus leaving her, but are
forced to admit that at present there is
only little to justify their remaining.''
Norfolk and Portsmouth are afflicted with
very heavy taxes. And so is Richmond,
under the mismanagement of the City
Council and other officials having charge
of her municipal and financial interests.
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Some time since, \V. L. Whittemore, a
banker in Now York, was rubbed of $250,
--000 in government bonds and securities by
a thief, who adroitly abstracted a tin-box
containing the valuables from the safe.
On Tuesday the repentant thief restored
them all, through the postoffice, even tak
ing the precaution to prepay the postage.
The bonds formed eight large packages,
and wore all in good order. None of the
bonds were negotiable.
An industrial exposition of the mechan
ical, mineral, and manufactured produc
tions of Tennessee will bo held at Nash
ville, commencing Monday, May 8, and to
continue until May 27. The enterprise is
State in its character, and will be confined
solely to the exhibition of the products of
Tennessee. We ought to have an exhibi
tion of the kind in Virginia every year.
Love Making by Signs—The last num
ber of Chambers' Journal has an article on
the gesture language of Italy.
It contains the following passages :
"Love-making by signs is very general.
The method has many recommendations ;
for as the lovers are not seen together, and
don't write, they are not easily found out.
Every window opens to the floor, and has a
balcony, so that neighbors have groat facili
ties for the pastime. The language of love
is very simple ; it is always the same, and
always interesting and new. The gentle
man begins by taking out his handkerchief,
which ho passes over hiß face, looking all
the time at the lady, and throwing into his
faces and eyes expressions of admiration for
her ; at ihe game time ha compliments her
on her beauty by parsing his hand over his
mouth and chin. The lady's answer is a
blush, hiding her face, except the eyes, be
hind her fan, and pointing to the rear, to
indicate that mamma is coming, and re
treats. Next time, the same play on the
gentleman's side, followed by possibly a
glance, not of discouragement, from the
lady ; whereupon he hugs his left side, to
eXDress that he loves her to distraction ;
and the lady flees, to return the next day,
and observe the gentleman, of course to
her great astonishmeut and displeasure,
repeat the previous gestures, ending by
showing her the palmu of his bauds, and
looking entreatingly, which any young
lady, even unacquainted with the particu
lar language in question, would understand
to mean, I vow by, &c, that I love you
more than—and so forth."
Here is a romantic episode in quiet and
real life. A gentleman lived in Illinois
about twelve years ago whose name was
Warrington. His wife had a child, a girl,
but he was absent from the birth, and was
rightfully served for such a remissness by
finding at his return to his home that the
spirit of his wife had fled, as had also his
daughter, who, he thought, had been ab
ducted by the nurse. Twelve years passed,
and the gentleman went to Kansas, but on
his way was in a small town near Chicago,
where he saw a litie girl who in form and
feature closely resembled his wifo. He
questioned her, followed her home, and
found that the person whom she supposed
to be her mother was the old woman who
had nursed his wife during her last sick
ness The lady manifested no desire to re
tain custody of the child, and the father
took her with him to the far-off wilds.
The Fishery.—From present indica
tions it appears that the fishery of 1871
will be more successful than that of many
preceding years. The catch up to ibis
time has almost equalled that of the whole
season last year, and yet there will be six
weeks longer during which operations will
continue. Another favorable sign for a
good fishery, too, is that the principal re
ceipts, so far, have been from the lower
shores, the upper shores, from some of
which come heavy supplies, having as yet
sent but few fish to market, showing that
the fish have not yet come up the river.—
Funerals. —The astounding cost of a
fashionable funeral io New York is attrac
ting general attention and some rebuke.
Dr. Hall, of 0»ly Trinity, the rector of
one of the most fashionable and wealthy
churches, administered a scathing rebuke
to his people for the extravagance attending
lunerals, and the misery it entails on some
poorly able to bear it. He especially con
demned the extravagant display of costly
flowers, loading a hearee down as if it was
a wagon destined to the market. Chris
tians, he Baid, were called upou to tone
down the reckless expendituie at funerals,
and throw their example against the
Drowned.—On Saturdiv night last, the
Aquia Creek mail boat while on her way
down the river, wheu between Marshall
Hall and Bryaut's Point, ran into a sloop
running fish from John Haislep's shore,
carried away her masts and sails, and
hurled the six colored meu who were
aboard of her into the water. The steamer
stopped at ouce and by her assistance all
the drowning meu were rescued but one,
Joseph Blackburn. The captain of the
sloop is named James Blackburn, an uncle
of the drowned man. The body of the
drowned man has not been recovered.
' Alexandria Qaxette.
II I. X.A M INGS.
A Michigan church has organized an
The New York police are to bo drilled
tl tho military salute.
Ministers are said to be on the average
the longest lived men.
A church in lowa has expelled a deacon
for attending a base-ball mstch.
An undertaker in Terre Haute, Indiana,
boasts that he has buried 6,000 people.
Water sells at the rate of two cents per
pint in some of the Colorado towns.
There was a severe frost in York and
Lancaster counties, Pennsylvania, ou Mon
Fifty black snakes were killed in a sin
gle pasture field in Oxford, Massachusetts,
one day last week.
A physician claims that 10,000 women
have been squeezed to death by corsets
daring the last five years.
A jury in Indiana, a few days since,
awarded a damsel only nineteen cents
damages for breach of promise, although
she claimed $20,000.
The surveyors ou the proposed line of
the Northern Pacific railroad report that
the snow was 17J feet deep at Gouqueltnio
Pass on the Ist of March.
A tape worm, measuring seven yards,
has been taken from Mrs. Susan Kraft,
wife of Mr. Benjamin Kraft, of York, Pa.
She had been la bad health for the past
year, and at times had become so prostra
ted that fears of her recovery were enter
tained. She has now regained her health.
Benjamin Franklin is said to bo the only
pensioner in this country who has lost
both legs and arms in military service.—
He was a private in the Second Minnesota
regiment, and was wounded during the
rebellion not less than twenty times. Yet
what thore is left of the poor fellow seems
to enjoy good health.
A Danbury man found something of
fensive in bis last dozen eggs, and took
the dealer to task. "What v tho matter
with them ?'' asked the dealer. "They
ain't good," was the reply. "Well, that
isn't to be woudered at," was the apolo
getic rejoinder. "Hens are drove so now,
they ain't expected to bo as particular as
Mr. John Bellis, aged seventy-three,
and for many years a resident of Roche
port, Boone county, Kansas, was killed at
that place, Monday last, by the failing of
tho wall of an old outhouse he was remov
ing. He was a man of very eccentric hab
its, and somo years ago prepared bis own
tombstone, with the following inscription:
"Here lies John Bellis, may tho God of
Heaven have that mercy upon my soul
that I would have upon Hi 3if I wero the
God of Heaven and He were John Bellis!"
A Concord, N. H., baby celebrated her
first birthday anniversary Monday after
noon by a party at which the Monitor says,
there were assembled some thirty ladies
and gentlemen, aged from eleven, weeks to
three years, "embracing the elite of our
city." At five o'clock refreshments were
served at two long tables, around which
twenty-four "high chairs" had beeu placed,
and tho usual viauds were most lavishly
served. Prominent on the bill of lare were
ginger-bread elephants and roosters, biscuits
one inch in diameter, and choice cake of
Celebration.—Some two hundred sur
viving members of the old Massachusetts
6th regiment celebrated the anniversary
of the march through Baltimore, on Wed
nesday, by a re-union, a public parade,
and a dinner. Lieutenant Colonel Wat
son, Adjutant Farr, Captains Dike, Baxter,
and other officers wero present, resuming
for tho time their old command. The sou
of Corporal Needham, ten years old,
whose father was killed in Baltimore, was
present with the regiment, which con
tributed a generous sum of money in his
behalf. Governor Claflin and Mayor Gas
ton received the veterans, who closed their
re-union by a dinner in Faneuil Hall.
Immigration.—lmmigration to North
Kansas commences very heavy. Large
numbers of new comers go West from
Atchison on every train, and a steady
stream of wagons is constantly passing
into the great homestead region west of
there. Crop prospects are fine, and a
larger breadth of land has been ploughed
this season than ever before.
To the Editor of the State Journal.
"Straws (Strauss) Show Wuich Wat tui
Wind Blows " —lt is proposed by the Finan
cial Rothschild Gerrymander that a meeting
of the Council be held this evening, to put the
cap-stone upon the increased wards, and con
summate tbe scheme which unit have origi
nated in hit uiie brain alone. Surely, tbe
proposed number of precincla is most lair,
just, sensible and equitable I And tbe distri
bution, according- to tbe wards, equally so I
Just observe it: African ward is composed of
a population three times as great as that of any
other ward. Why not increase the number of
precincts in proportion to the population,
which will certainly give three times tbe num
ber of registrars and clerks employment, and
good pay aleo, during the period of registra
tion and election.
Let a tax-payer also ask something about
that $15,000 loan just secured in Philadelphia
oo tbe bunds of tbe city. What were tbe
bonds siUi at ? Please answer, Mr. Rothschild
Financial Gerrymander. ".SVruitu show which
way tho wind blows."
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will please leave their orders with
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ly cleaned aud made equal to new; even when badly
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plication aud is perfectly freo from any odor. For
sale by druggists aud fancy goods dealers. Price, 21
cents a bottle.
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Is strongly recommeodrd aa the best dentifrice
known. It cleauses aud preserves tin. teeth, harden*
the gorus, sweeUus the breath ; aud, containing no
acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, aud
can be used daily with great advantage gold by ail
druggists. Price, 26 aud 50 cents per bottle.
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no ingredients but such as are healthful and chemi
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making of rolls, biscuits, &c, which infeiior articles
do not. Manufactured aud sold at wholesale by
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THE LATEST NEWS
[SPECIAL DIBPATOH TO THE STATE JOURNAL!
Washington Nevra and Goaalp.
ADJOURNMENT OF CONGRESS —KU-KLUX
Washington, April 21.—Both Houses of
Congress adjourned at 2 o'clock yesterday
sine die. Previous to which the Ku-Klnx
bill passed both Houses by a strict party
SPECIAL OB LICENSE TAX.
On the first of May next the special or
license tax required of all kinds of dealers
will expire, except that on tobacco and
liquor dealers, which continues in force.
The estimated decrease iv internal revenue
receipts on this account will bo $150,000
per annum. The only internal revenue
collected after May Ist will be from in
comes, stamps spirits and tobacco.
Senators and members are all leaving
for their homes to-day, and tho President
being away nothing but routine business is
being transacted in the departments.
CHANGES IN OFFICE.
Upon the return of President Grant a
large number of changes will be made in
various offices throughout the country. It
was not deemed expedient to make these
removals during the session of Cougress,
as the friends of the present incumbents
would have brought weighty influence to
bear on their retention.
GLORIOUS REPUBLICAN VICTORY.
The Republicans achieved a glorious vic
tory yesterday. The result of the election
for a delegate to Congress and the members
of the territorial Legislature has complete
ly demoralized the Democrats. Many of
them have lost heavily ou account of hav
ing bet freely against the Republican can
didates. Many old citizens of the District
voted for Chipmau in preference to Mer
rick, the Democratic nominee.
The returns give Mr. Chipman the elec
tion by a majority ot 4,087 votes over Mr. i
Of the twenty-two members of the House '
of Delegates the Republicans elect fifteen
and the Democrats seven.
Chipman's majorities are: Ist district,
338; 2d district. 174; 4th district, 920; |
6th district, 362; Gin district, 251; 6th i
district, 251; 7th district, 950; Bth dis- j
trict, 650 ; 9th district, 800 ; 14lh district, ,
426; 16th district, 40; 17th district, 857 ;
18th district, 101 ; 20th district, 319, 21st J
district, 525 ; 22J district, 16.
Merrick's majorities are: 3d district,
329; 10ih district, 48 ; 11th district, 107; i
12tn district, 154; 13th district, 79 ; 15th
district, 92 ; 19th district, 370.
WOMEN WHO WANT TO VOTE.
In seven of the voting precincts a num
ber of women approached the polls with
tickets in their hands, claiming the right
to vote. They were treated courteously by
the commissioners, but were informed that
their names were not on tho registry list. ,
Among those whose votes were refused
wero tho following : Mrs. Sally Barrett, I
Mrs. Sarih M. Webster, Mrs. Spencer, '
Mrs. S. P. Edson, Mrs. Archibald, Mrs.
Aunie M. Boyle, Mrs. L. S. Hall, Mrs. Dr.
Lockwood, Mrs. Myrland. Mrs Josophine i
S. Grilling, Miss Maggie Saxton.
SPECIAL SESSION 01' THE SENATE.
President Graot has issued a proclama
tion, in which be says that objects of in
terest to the United Statos require that
the Sanate should be convened at 12 o'clock I
ou Wednesday, the 10th day of May next, ,
to receive and act upon such communica- (
tions as may bo made to it on the part of
the Executive. '
[GENERAL NEWS DISP ITCH.] I
The Civil War In France.
Paris, April 19.— Evening. —The Cotn
muue has suppressed the newspapers call- '
ed "Opinione," "Natiouale," "Cloche," |
''Soire," and "Bieu Public." The recent
elections are declared valid by tho Com
There was a panic at an outpost of the
National Guards yesterday. The men were
rallied with difficulty.
Paris, April 19.—1n tho affair at As
nieres yesterday, the 228 th battalion of the
National Guards retreated inside the Porte,
crying "All is lost !" J'he people charged
the Nationals with cowardice, and a
ensued between the civil and military ad
herents of the Commune.
The Communists are digging trenches in
front of Fort Vanvres, aud the govern
ment troops are doing the same on the
opposite side. The Nationals are now
retreating in large numbers. They set fire
to a large number of houses in Neuilly
and the inhabitants hidden in cellars, being
unable to extricate themselves, were burn
ed to death The inhabitants of Neuilly
petitioned for an armistice to remove the
women and children, but Cluserot refused
the favor. A number of houses in Ver
sailles struck by shells are on lire.
Versailles, April 18.—Forty thousand
government troops are in the woods at St.
Cloud, and ten thousand are quartered at
Bangural. A shell fell on Dombrowski's
house yesterday. He and a staff officer
were iv bed, but neither were injured.
Paris, April 19, Evening. —A cannonade
haß mingled with the fire of the mitrail
leuses and musketry all day at Corbevoie,
Porte Maillot, Puteaux, Asuieres and
Lavilliars, tho iron clad railroad Vausac
Barricades and trenches are in course of
construction inside of Paris.
The "Reveil" newspaper denies that tbe
Versailles forces are roasters of the bridge
crossing the Seine fron Asoieres to Clichy.
Tho concentration of troops for the army
of the Assembly oulinues.
London, April 20.—A special dispatch
to the Telegraph says the Arch dv Tri
umphe has been destroyed by the fire of
the batteries of the Versailles army.
Two guvs were captured by the Ver
sailles troops in tho battle at Asuieres on
A reinforcement of 20,000 men from
the army of the Assembly, under the com
maiid of Ducrot, is expected at Asnieres.
London, April 20. —Advices from Ver
sailles today, report that lighting still
continues at Asuieres where the insur
gents are making bloody attempts to
> retain their tost position.
— ■•■^ewaas—•BjawklßaaM— _
"«•" Meeting of Mechanlca.
ADDUKSS FROM A DISTINGUISHED WORKING
We learn that the business tranaacled by
the Richmond Mechanics Tradea' Cnion at its
meeting last night waa of a moat important
character,—that portion of a public character
wo are permitted to publish.
Beveral new membera were elected and
initiated, among them were men of high so
cial position and deaerved reputation as first
claaa mechanlca. The sick committee reported
aeveral cases to tbe Onion, to wham the bene
file called for by tbe by-lawa were ordered to
A letter waa received from R. F. Treveilick,
Esq.. president of tbe national Labor Union of
tho United States, stating that be would reach
Richmond about the Ist of May, and would
take pleasure in addressing the workingmen of
this vicinity, if it was so desired.
The Union immediately passed a resolution,
unanimously, calling a mass meeting of the
mechanics of this city aud Manchester, to he
held on Thursday, ibe 4tb day of May, at 8
o'clock P. M. Committees on printing and tbe
procuring ol a hall wero itppoiuted aud aa
soon as they make Iheir arrangements, the
public will be Informed through the Dapei s and
circulars ol the programme of this demonstra
tion, which ia intended to be mado of a char
acter that will reflect credit on the cause which
the members of the Union are laboring so hard
to advance and promote.
Those who have heard Mr. Trevillick, speak
in the highest terma of hia ability aa a popular
apeaker, and of his thorough knowledge of a
subject to which he haa devoted many yeara of
hia life. Throughout the great West he ia well
known and esteemed, and bia popularity un
bounded. The calls for Hia serviceß in the la
bor cause are so numerous that he ia forced to
decline many that be would like to accommo
The meeting last night was a very fine one,
and great interest waa felt in the proceedinga
by all the membera.
The Celebration Yesterday —Being; com
pelled to go to press at an early hour yester
day, we could not give as full description of the
fifteenth amendment celebration as we desired
The arrangements wero carried out fully, and
everything passed off in a moat happy and
agreeable manner. The apeaking was good,
attentively listened to, and greeted with great
applause. George T. Downing, Esq , was
the principal orator, and he was followed by
Co l . Edward Daniels, Messrs Rush Burgess,
Landon Boyd, Wm. H. Lester and Cornelius
The following resolution, offered by Mr.
Downing, was unanimously adopted :
Unsolved, That wo cherish kind feeling even to
wards those who have oppro<sed us, and that weave
in favor of onfianchi-iiiir all dis'raichised as rebels;
but we demand as evidence lan appiemati.m of this
generosity, that these to i.c enfranchised she.ll niaai
iest heir fitness to be enfranchised by tecognizißg
fully the political rights of all without regard 10
The celebration did not end until a late hour
in the evening, and was altogether one of tbe
fioest demonstrations seen in this city for a
long time. We noticed in the precession the
following societies, most of which are beoevo
Lincoln Union Mounted Guard; Rising Sona
of Vioevard; First National Phoenix; Young
Men's Hope; Y"UDg Men's Mechanic Star;
Rising Sona of Elij.h; Young Sons of Enoch:
Infant Son of Love; Rising Sona of Ham; In
dependent National Blues; Beneficial Phcenix; •
Young Sons of Liberty; Rising Sobs of
Liberty; Good Shepheidi-j Golden Harp of
America; Benevolent Yo ing Sona of Sbiloh:
Union Benevolent Star; Junior Mounted
Guard; Rising Sona of Shiloh; Silver Star;
Good Shepherds of Bethlehem; Supporters of
the Vineyard; Richmond Cadets; First Die
trict; Young Sons of Messiah; Young Twis
ters' Aid of Shiloh; Teamsters Society; Star
of the Mast.
Medicinal Wine*, Llrandies and Liquors
at W. D. Blair k Co.'a, Ninth and Main. *
Express Car on Fire. —Tho express car
attached to tbe through train on the Richmond
and Fredericksburg railroad, due in this city
at half-past two o'clock yesterday afternoon,
when about filteen miles from the city, was
discovered by the engineer to be on fire in the
forward part of the Snoring. Tbe train was
immediately stopped, and with tbe assistance
of tbe passengers tbe flames were extinguished
with water from the tender of the engine.
Uwing to the high winds prevailing at tbe
time, tbe fire when discovered, had made con
siderable headway. A part of tbe floor and
some of the running gear were destroyed. The
car waa heavily loaded with freight at Aquta
Creek, and was, as usual, locked before the
train left. The goods escaped with but alight
damage. Tbe fire ia supposed to have caught
from sparks blown from the fire box of the
Stealing this afternoon at Assembly
Laying the Corner Stone ttf ttie Oakwaod
Monument. —Richmond Randolph Lodge, No.
19, A. F & A. M, has accepted tbe invitation
of the Oakwood Memorial A-sociation to lay
the corner-sione of tbe monument to the Con
federate dead at Oakwood Cemetery oa the 10th
of May. Grand Master Owens will preside,
and the a. verat lodges will turn nut undtr
their respective officers. The Knights Tern
plar have been invited to act aa an escort, and
the Knights of Pythias, Richmond Light In
fantry Blues, and other organizations will al?o
take part in tbe procession. Rev. Urs. Iloge
and Edwards will deliver addresses at the cem
etery. Odtthe same day the graves of the
Confederate soldiers at Oakwood will be deck
ed with flowera.
Discharged —James O'Cinuor and Jno.
Wesley, charged with having in their posses
sion manufactured tobacco ou which thu tax
had not been paid as required by tbe internal
revenue law, were before Commissioner Pleas
ants to-day. and discharged. In the caae of
O'Connor, the most import ml witness for the
government failed to put in an appearance,
and an inquiry being made, it was found that
he hud left fur parts unknown. Colonel I. 11.
Shields appeared as counsel for theaccuaed.
IP D Bair <C Co.'s "B Select" Whis
koy, $2.60 per gallon. *
Undine Temple of Honor No. 2.—At a
regular meeting of ijodine Temple, held last
night, the following officers were elected for
the ensuing term of six months: A. J. Dowd,
W. C. T.; A. L. Maniss, W. V. T. ; tt W.
Voikman. W. R.; H. C. Wyatt, W. A. R. j
N. B. Kinker. W. F. R. ;A. Dowd, W. T. ;
J. B. Slade, W. U. ; J. R. Burke. W. D. U. ;
E. G. Weymouth, W. G. ;C. P. Trimmer, W.
S. ; John B. Berryman, P. W. C. T.
Skating Saturday morning at Assembly
Floral. —Those of our lady friends aud
all others who love fiowere—and who does
nut?—will find at Leckcnbv & Laird's nursery,
on Grace street, a very choice and large as
sortment from which to select. They have
now in Iheir gardens, and can furnish at short
notice, budding plants, rosea, flower reeds, Ac.
Vive them a call.
Madison Ward Club. —A full attendance
of the membera of the Malison Ward Repub
lican Club is desired at the meeting thia eve
ning, at half-past 8 o'clock. Business of im
portance ia to be transacted, which calls for
the prompt presence of all lnteiested.
Fire —The alarm ol fire last night, be
tween 9 and 10 o'clock, was caused by tbe
bursting of a kerosene lamp at the house of
Mr. Rose, on Adams, between Broad and Mar
shall streets. Damage very alight.
Skating at Ass-mibly Hall Batnrday
morning at 10, *
AdT.rtls.nßni. will b» Inserted In tti. *VRv c fl
TOrmWAI, at the following rates, except legal sd
One ••uare, en* Insertion t 76
Oa. square, two insertion 1 75
One square. three Ineertlone 1 7$
irir square, fix Insertion* „. 800
On. eqnare, twelve Insertions 6 60
One square, one month 10 00
One square, two months. IS 00
One square, thre. months 16 00
For quarterly and yearly Arlveniee a
special arranKPmenis will he marie
Police Oovrt. —The following ctnes w>-re
diaposed of by Police Justice White this
Edward Liggon, colored, for stealing- three
ornaments from Stephens 4 Catpbell, was
sentenced to thirty days in Ihe chain gang.
Sue Matn colored, ciarged with ulawfully
stealing $8.50 from Jacob Boykin. Caae con
tinued until to-morrow.
Lsfayette Bolton, ffu, Brown and Hogh
Winston, for throwing atones into the yard of
Vincent Crispie, were each fined $1, warned
Richard Trabue, colored, for bettinr his
wife, and she for beatinir him. Lucy discharg
ed ; Richard fined $2 60, and bound over In
the sum of f 100 Tor bii good behavior for three
Ellen Willis, colored, charged with stealing
a gold rirg and a dress body, the property of
Adeline James, was adjudged guilty and ten.
tenced to jail for fifteen dayi.
Peter Brooks, colored, charged with being a
person of unsound mind, wis sent back and a
commission- ordered to investigate tbe charge.
Washington Thomas, colored, charged with
adultery and with refusing to support hia wife,
was lent to jail until to-morrow, to which time
his cose was continued.
John Robinson, charged with being a va
grant, was allowed two day to leave tbe city.
Sarah F. James, colored, charged with steal
ing anil carrying away a dre»«. the property
of Mra. Hammond, valued at $10, was adjudg
ed guilty and aentenced to thirty daya in the
Washington Webb, colored, for being drunk
and disorderly in the street, waa required to
pay a fine of $2.
Richmond National Guard —At a meet
ing of the Richmond National Guard, number
ing eighty, composed principally of ex-United
Slates soldiers, held at the Hams' Hall yester
day evening, the following olticera were elect
Wm. Denton Smith, captain ; Edward A.
Staplea, Ist lieutenant; Harris H. Oliver, 2d
lieutenant; Henry C. McCrea, junior 2d.
Sergeants—Joseph H. Drew, John F. Perrin,
James H. Starkea, Commodore Smith, E. H.
Washington. Corporals—Johnson Anderson,
Samuel U. Henklers, Henry Smith, Jr., James
If. Brown, Edward Anderaon, Thomaa Eppea,
Henry Sperlark, Edward Smith.
Johnston <& Setden send us Harper's
Weekly, with a magnificent portrait of Empe
ror William of Germany, on the title page ;
inside are equally fine portraits of Yon Moltke
and* Bismarck—well worth a good frame.—
"Germany in New York" is a capital article.
"Dogs and their Doings," "The Sea Serpent,"
and "The Marriage of Princes Louise," all
with copious illustrations, with Charles Reade'a
great story, make up Ihe richly stored pages
of this brilliant Weekly.
Personal . — Ch-trles. E. Johnson, Esq.,
ink manufacturer, of Philadelphia; S. f. Cel
tics, of tbe firm of Collins & McLeaater,
type founders, Philadelphia, and Hon H,
ii. Clapp, chief clerk in the Congressional
printing office, Washington, D. C, are in tho
city, and stopping at the Exchange Hotel.
Sudden Death. —Mrs J B Wirtendyke
fell dead in her room at Ford's Hotel this
morning. Her husband, Mr. J B. Worten
dvke, proprietor of the Manchester Paper
Mill, had left her but a few moments before in
usual health. Heart disease is supposed to
have be ; n the cause of her death.
Hi sings Court —This court is enenged
to-day in the examination of witnesses for the
Commonwealth in the caae of John Smith,
charged with rounder.
The City iJuunr.u uitets this eventing.
Look out for more chicanery.
The Republican Oily Central Committee
Fnest Teas.—W. D Sail & Co. •
Mary and Her Little L'imh at the Rink.
The anuexed composition was prepared by an
in'atuated school boy skatist, for which he was
highly commended by his preceptor:
Mar> b-. I v little lamb,
She got ve<y cheap,
And w ■» it w s tirea of being a limb,
It view up into a sheep.
One day 11. f-illuwed her fir from home,
Aud Jiii.'! know what to hink—
When It saw all ■' o people sliding around
On wheels, in th-i skating ruik.
Then this lamb s.iid: ''It'd very queer
Whits cv r could I aye *rot 'em !"
Then lttt',o Mary, she tumid d down,
And bumped her little—baid !
MancUeeter News a.u<t ttoaalp.
Manchester Letter Liet, —The following are
the letters remaining iv the Manchester post
oilier. Parlies calling for letters will please
aay they are advertised:
Baker m-'ss Lizzie (col( Jackaeu miss El za
Role lurs Gilmer L ous miss Elizi .1
Drake rars Ann H (2) Lipicomh miss Maiy B
1 uvu! uiiss /.ule'ni" C Pa> ker miss "arah
Fank'in mra Lydia C R'ch4r isnn missCalbero
linnet! mi s Mary Sjue d miss EG
Gill mrs Julia A (2) Sueed m-ss Sarah A
Hatcher Sarah Ann Storm mis* Patie 0
H*n'grjve miss Annie E Vaden mtss S J
Jamison mrs E alma Wel« : ger mrs Dr
Brown Ons (col) Mix.v p eisanttfco')
Brown Jas A Jr Moody Wm D
Craig Jus D Puckett Pr*nk
r.l 1 -It Th.is .1 Pattelsou J II
Fowler Wm X Poter Wm E
Graham E * Co Bedford Joseph
rallam Kdwuid Iteuil' Harry
llaisxn Wm II Schw rtz M
Herdley Wm Vissor Francia
Haakiua Robert Wo"lri.l«» Ksudall (2)
Jewett John Williams A b
J«hn«on Henry WIUIs Pamrtel
Lewis Jas II Williams Frank
Lipscomb Jas A
The Shoo-Fly Train will atop running to
morrow evening. Hence all foot travel will
be over Mayo's Bridge, Mr. Reid having ad
justed a foot way over the unfinished part of
Judge Jamet 11. Cox has appointed J< aeph
M'lnu as registiar of the town, in place of
John Koherson, resigned ; E. W. Weisiger ia.
place of Joseph Mann, appointed judge at
town hall; Judah Smith, colored, in place of
Thomas Hewlett, resigned as judge for town
Death.— We are aorry to hear of the death of
the wile (iT Mr. James Lovell, one of tbe ace- m
modatiog and gentlemanly oonductora on ihe
Danville railroad. She died this tuording.
LOST— On Ninth slreit, etwesw Uaiu >ud Cunl
tol, a OOLD BAR, nobiiißiu / to a chain. 1 ha
n dor will receive the. thanks of the owner and be
rewarded by leaving it at REKB 4 CO.'S PIIO oitrxph
Riotns. ap 21—It*
'IiBB SOUTHERN lArVI ■,
JL for the llenent of the Widows aud orphans of
the Southern States.
DISTRIBUTION No. 888. Bvxunta Aran, jp.
65 18 07 82 89 65 41 20 2S 3» » 8 16 01
DISTRIBUTION No. 281. Momimo Aran. 21.
32~i:i 666462529671964 23 77 76 8j
Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., 1 lid 21st day
of April, 1871.
BISfMONS a CO., 0. Q. TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATE' OK RAFFLE, can be purchased
11-.111 Capt. W. I. DABNaY, at ihe Branch office, Mo
I, Mnvetith street, one door from Main.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
United States, for the District of Virginia.
In the mutter 01 L D Bradley, bankrupt—la
To W hoiu it may concern:—The undersigned, Wm
H Allderdlcn. of Richmond city, Va., hereby glvee
notice of his appointment as assignee of tbe estate of
L D Hradley, of Henrico county, in said district,
who was. on Ihe loth day of March, 1871, adjudged
a bankrupt ou his own petition by the District
Court of said district.
Dated Richmond, April 21, 1671.
WM H ALLDKRDU'E,
ap 21—law AHigneo.