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HED DAlLY—(Bandar* Excepted
i W_ln Straat, Rlehmomd, Va
JRNAL la delivered to aokaorlbera in tl c
mm Ciists Fa* Win, payable to the
man Cinra per single copy.
» Maius*.—Three months II Ilj lit
00; one year $8 00
■ELY JOURNAL will be mailed to snh
a month* for 78 centa; one year, tl 63
TAUT HKVKNUR NOTICK.
c OFFICE, 3>n DISTRICT, VA., RICHMOND,
APRIL, 20th, 1871.
In compliance with provisions of aectinn 19 of the
Acts of Congress, approved June 30th, 1864, as
amended by subsequent acts, and entitled "An act to
provide Internal Revenue to support the govern
anent, pay interest on the publio debt and for other
rarpoaea," notice is hereby given, that the annual
list of taxos assess.rt by the Assistant Asseaaora of
the Third Diatrlot of Virginia, will remain open for
tbe examination of all persons concerned, for the
TBN l>: AY B ,
from date, at my OFFICE In the CUSTOM-HOUSE,
on Bank street, in the
CITY OF RICHMOND,
at which place appeals will be received and deter- j
mined, relative to any erroneous or exceaalve valaa
tiona, or ennmerationa made and taken by the aaid
All appeals must bo made In writing, and shall
specify the particular cause, matter or thing, re
apecting which a deciaion Is requested, and ahall
Moreover atate the ground or principle ef error
No appeal ahall bo allowed to any person after he
ahall have been duly aaaeased and the annual list
containing the assessment has been transmitted to
the Collector of the Diatrict.
Tha Hat referred to embraces the followlng'ltema,
Income for the Year 1870,
SPECIAL TAXES (formerly licenses) DATED
FROM MAY Ist, 1871.
$g- The Third District of Virginia is composed or
the oity of Richmond and the counties of Hauover,
Henrico, Ooochland, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Orange,
ftouisa, Onlpeper and Rappahannock.
ap 22—10t Assessor 8d Dial, of Va. \
TTSir-ITsTATES INTERNAL REVENUE, COL
U LECTOR'S OFFICE, Hun DISTRICT, VA.,
RICHMOND, Avail. 20th, 1871.—1 horeby give notice
to all persons dealing in DISTILLED SPIRITS.
MALT LIQUORS, or TOBACCO, lv the city of Rich
mond and the county ot Henrico, that the special
tax tor the aame must be paid at my office, in the
Custom-House, in the olty of Richmond,
On or before the Ist day of Miry, 18 7 I.
After that date all persons liable to the special tax,
and who have not paid the same will ho dealt with
according to law. I
an 20—10t Collector 3,1 District of Va.
— ■■■ "■ ma —
______ AMUSBMKSITS. j
The REGULAR ASSEMBLIES for Skating at the
above Hall will tako place every MONDAY, WED
NESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONB, at 4 o'clock,
every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY
NIGHTS, at 8 o'clock, and every SATURDAY moru
"Every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY NIGHT, at S
o'clock, the Rink will be open EXCLUSIVELY lor
gentlemen and youths.
The PRICE OF ADMIBBIOK. with the nee of
Skates, ia 60 centa, for a aingle ticket, or tl per dozen.
Children, under 1 '■'. yeara of age, 25 centa.
At the Afternoon Assemblies Ladies and Boys will
only be charged 26 centa. mh 7—tf
TnoTi""m"i"w iorii . \_t__i_*.
The- OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel |JHI X
steamship ISAAC BELL, Capt. Plsbiman, will lea.c
her wharf, at Rocketts on FRIDAY, April 28tb,
at 10 o'clock A. M. Freight received until OA. M.
Through bills of lading aiguad, and gooda for-'
warded with dispatch to all points—north, senth.
•aat and west. Close connections —aide with Cuuard
I in* for foreign ports.
Round Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
_ap 26—3t No. 3 Governor street.
XfO R NEW YORK. ._fc_:_**
"T;.-j VIRGINIA BTE4VSHJP
PACKET COMPANY'S elegant steam «wiflßH_«s&
ship GEORGE B. UPTON, Captain Rodiris, will
leave her wharf at Rocketta ou TUESDAY, April
2 th, at 6P. M. Freight received up te the hour of
Cloae connectlona and through bills of lading given
to all aouthern and eaatern porta.
Tbia elegant ateamship has fine cabin accouimoda
fat*; $10 00
Round trip tickets, good until nsed, ouly lo 00
For freight or passage, apply to
DAVID J- BURR. Pr, allien*.
No. 1214 Main street.
Washinotoh k Co.. Agents,
Pl«r2l. North river. New York an 24—2t
I » BDKORD k IVES'
(into of the Spotswood Hotel.)
CORNER 0V MAIN AND HLEVKNTII STREETS,
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THB UNITED
STATES for the Eastern District of Virginia, at
Richmond, Va., April Bth, 18711
R. A. Vason
James River Insurance Company,
IN EQUITY—ORDER OVERRULING DEMURRER
AND DIRECTING ACCOUNT.
Thia day thia cause cameon again'toteheard upon
the amended bill of the plaintiff and the demurer ef
D J Hartaook, one of the defendants, filed by leave
Of court and waa argued by counsel. On consldera
tion whereof, and for rMMOlappearing to the court,
th* court doth overrule the said demurrer. Audit
appearing to tbe court that thia cause has been regu
larly matured at the Rules and set for hearing as to
all th* defendants except t X Dillird, Robert W El -
aom and George T Jones, upon whom process haa uot
been served, and the bill of the plaintiff having been
taken for confessed a. to all of the defendant, ex
cept tbe aaid defendanta upon whom process haa not
been served, and VV D Llgon, B O Hartsook, J J
Hopkins, George J Hund'ey, J R Ward, D J Hart
aook and William P Shepherd; and now thia cause
came on to be heard ou the papers lormerly read, tie
bills, exhibit*, the anawer of D J Hartaook and Wil
liam P Shepherd, the petitions of William D Llgon,
B O Hartaook, J J Hopkins, George J Hundley and
J R Ward, together with the special reports of the
m«iver, J A Lynham, upon each of aaid petltiona.
Anditapi-. ring to the court that final decreea, by
consent, have been made aa to the aaid William tl
Llgon, B C Haruook, J J Hopkina, George J Hund
ley and J R Ward, on consideration whereof the
oourt, without at this lime paaaing upon any ol the |
questions raised by the anawera of defendants and
without pr. ju.lice lo the rights of any of the defen
danta, deth adjudge, order and decree that Jamea
Pleasants, of the city of Richmond, who, ia hereby
appointed a apecial Commissioner for tbe purpose, do
take tbe following accounts:
let. An account or all debts due or to become due
from the Jan.es Elver insurant-.. Company, together
with th* priorities thereof.
2d. An account of all debts due from tach of the
defendanta except the the said William D Llgoe, B
C Hartaook, J J Hopkins, George J Hundley ant J
X Ward with the col ulceration aud evidence in reof.
3d. An account ahowing all other assets of the aaid
Jamea River Insurance Company.
4tb. An account of the funds in the banda of John
A Lynham, receiver in this cause.
6th. Any other matter denied pertinent by the
Commissioner, or required by any party, and make
report of all aaid matters to court. And the court
doth further order tbat publication by the Commis
sioner fer once a week loi four successive weeks in
th* Viaoi.iu Stat* JoutiKiL, aud in aome other pa
per published in the city of Richmond for a llki
time, ahowing the time and place et taking the tatd
account*, ahall be equivalent to personal aervice on
JOHN C. UNDERWOOD,
April Bth, 1871. Diatrict Judge
A true copy—Teste:
M. F. PLEASANTS, Clerk.
RICB-OJir., April 24,1871. j
Notice la hereby given tbat I have appointed my
office In thia city. No. 1114 Mala atreet, aa ihe place,
and THURSDAY, the 26th day of May, 1871, at th
hour of 12 M., as the time for taking the accounts,
making the inquiries and generally executing the du
ties directed and prescribed by tbe foregoing decree
when and where all persona interested are requiiet
to be pieflsnt, with the p.pers' necessary to enahl
me te reepond to the matter*, referred to me by eai<
Qii en under my hand at Richmond, thia 24t
April, 1871. JAMKS PLEASANTS,
ap 26—Tu4w Special Commleekrter.
TJCILDING FELT (NO TAR),
For outiuide work aud inside instead of plaster, floor
oo.eriug, mate, -c. 0. J. FAY, Camden, N. J.
tf vcntnfl >t«tr gfltnuri,
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LABOR VI. CAPITAL.
It is a mistake to suppose tbat there is
any necessary antagonism between labor
and capital, or that eithormusl for its own
safety eternally hold the other like a wolf
by the throat. They are in fact friends,
between whom there should be a good un
derstanding, and not enmity. They havo,
however, been unnaturally arrayed sgsirfst
each other, and put upon the footing at
best of armed neutrality if not of open
hostility. The cupidity which controls
capital starves, pinches and robs remorse
lessly to make tho rich richer and the poor
poorer ; while dull, listless and brutish
inertia, too lazy to work, bids labor scowl
and growl only at tho hard lot which well
directed energy and healthy activity might
easily relieve of its hardness.
Simply scowling and growling, yea r
after year, is as fatal as the sudden raid
which bums, devastates and destroys ; for
scowling and growling, in nine times out
of ton, brings bad temper, poverty, a
squallid home, a slovenly wife, ragged
children, and a drunken husband. Men
are not all bad—to regard tjiem so is as false
in theory as it is infamous in practice, but
all men are in fact liable to become bad,
brutal and savage, and it takes a mountain
of virtue, a power of will to be honest when
drunkenness, poverty and pquallorat home
push a man od to vice, and it is a miracle
if such a one does not finally come to steal
like a born thief.
There are men who will read this
paper—and not workingmen alone—who
know what all this means; they have
soen in their own homes the fatal signs.
and felt in their own souls the horrible
warnings of a ghastly ruin hanging over
them; they have seen other men's daugh
ters go on tho streets —other men's sons
become besotted, drunken, knavish ; they
know that other men's wives are broken
hearted ; that, gashed with such wounds
and crushed under such loads, other men,
once honest, influential, respectable and
respected, have turned down the lane and
gone to the slaughter-house, stained with
every vice and infidelity to which misfor
tune, lust and rapaoity can invite.
If a man, not already utterly lost, asks
what the remedy is, we say, speaking out
side of the religious view of his case and
not from the church steps, stop the whole
house, husband, wife and ohildren where
they are. You may have seen a fellow
workman caught between tbo belt and a
pulley, or perhaps you saw the poor fellow
whirliug around helplessly among shafting
and columns, like a crazy fly-wheel, possi
bly yoa felt all through tho shop the dull,
h,eavy thug when his nsck was broken and
his brains scattered—what did you do then?
Stopped the machinery at once ! Do so
now ! Then talk the whole matter over
in a family council ; let there be a full,
frank, honest roview ot the past, with
plenty of confessions, but no complaints,
charges or criminations, and then for your
selves and among yourselves make such
resolutions of amendment as are born of
tbe inspiration breathed there.
The man who works with his hands, if
more likely to bo virtuous than any other
man, has infinitely greater need of the
sweet balm and triple shield which reli
gion, temperance and virtue bring; for
whilst station, birth and wealth can for
their children so gild over the rottenness
and stench of vice as to hide its presence
from human sight and sense, no such
labor will be performed by any good or
bad angel for you. If you seek a higher
life, you must seek it for yourself. Fash
ionable humanity can relieve the poverty
and distress which lays the other side of
the poor-house, but can do nothing for
you, for "it requires less moral courage to
pick a beggar out of the ditch than to bo
seen on friendly terms with an honest man
who earns weekly wages." I
But even beyoud this moral field there
lies another, separated from it only by tho
most shadowy line of demarcation—wo
mean the broad field of physical prosperi
ty. It is not enough that labor should bo
honest and true: it must bo prosperous
also. Your hope then, we say in this di
rection, lies solely in a confederation with \
capital ; for capital is like the heathen hero
who <nade war on every people whose
shores he visited, not because they had
violated treaties, but because they had
made no treaties with him.
So capital has done, and will do; and,
therefore, we say treat with capital on
terms desirable for both, but absolutely
indispensable for labor. Six men without
capital, in combination with a seventh.
who has it, are stronger than a hundred
who live only for day wages. Co-ope
rative societies aud associations are the
great fraternizcrs between antagonized
capital and labor. They alone can give
the mortal blow to the fatal heresy that
capital must own labor, or tbat labor will
rob and pillage capital
The Democratic Addbesb to the people
of the United States deserves to be classed
I with "Disraeli's Curiosities of Literature,"
as a successful blending of Boanerges aud
Aminadab Sleek. The wholesale denun
ciation of the government for retaining in
office corrupt officials is so cool, (with our
I recollection of the operations of officials
I appointed by President Johnson,) that It
may be read as a refrigerant during the
heated term. How Emperor Tweed must
put his tongue into his cheek while reading
I the outburst of virtuous indignation, as he
■ oasts up by process of mental arithmetic,
the "ways that are dark" by which his
worldly assets have grown from nil, 1800,
to $16,000,000, in 1870.
The Boanerges vein demands, in tones
of real stage thunder, that the Republicans
shall not subvert the constitution by inter
fering with the liberty of the subject to
vote early aud often for the candidate of
his choice, or interfere with their efforts to
preserve the purity of the ballot-box, by
refusing to allow black Republican votes
to bo deposited therein, or, if by mis
chance, such a dire catastrophe should oc
cur, then to break the ballot-box, and
cancel the rank offence. No, sirs! the
government has no right to interfere to
prevent such patriotic action ; it must not
overawe the voice of the people by the
silent argument of the bayonet. They
manage these things much better by the
impromptu bludgeon ; and the people must
not be taxed to support a hireling body of
How Boanerges contrasts with Amina
dab Sleek ! In one breath the government
and its agents are denounced as the ter
rorists, but Sleek has evidently beard some
thing of K. K. K. operations, and he
lifts his eyes up appealiugly to his way
ward brethren and implores them to culti
vate tho christian graces of kiuduess and
brotherly love—in fact, to suspend, for a
time, their work of converting Republi
cans into good Conservatives or cold
corpses; because there are some weak
Democrats in the Northern States who
have not yet been educated up to the New
Gospel of Peace, -I
Let u», however, be thankful for small
favors, and hope the unruly boys will heed
their astuto preceptor, and for a while
tolerate a living Republican on the sacred
Io all seriousness, however, we say the
Democracy is as wise as it is unscrupulous.
The leaders are planning for success in
1872, and if money, promises and auda
city can be used to advantage in any
quarter, they will be poured out without
The mission of the Republican party is
not yet accomplished. The shackles have
been broken, but the festering sores on
the body politic, caused by the genera
tions of chafing, are not healed.
With victory in 1872, we may safely
say, "Finis coronat opus," —and victory is
certain if Republicans stand firm to their
principles, choose good leaders, and follow
them in earnest harmony.
Virginia Claimants Before the South
The following is a further list of Virgin
ians who have claims before the Southern
Commission iv session at Washington. We
should think it would be hard for some of
them to establish their olaims to loyalty to
Wm. T. Rumsey, George W. Roberts,
Wm Sugar, and Jacob Brooks, Fairfax C.
H.; Joel N. Wheeler, A. J. Warwick,
Thomas H, Duke, and Thomas Garland,-•
Charlottesville ; Wm. Deusmore, Henson
Young, Wm. Hough, and Benjamin T.
Franklin, Waterford; John McGavack,
Wheatland ; David Sbufflebarger, Francis
Jewell, and Aarou Cantrell, Cbristiansburg;
Hiram Adams, Pughtown; Wm. D. Smith,
Elizabeth A. Gould, Emanuel Francis, and
ohn T. Armstrong, Alexandria ; John J,
Robinson, Madison county; Geo. H. South
all, Nottoway C. H.; Jacob S. Atlee, Rich
mond ; Samuel P. Fisher, and Patterson,
Allen, Goochland county ; D. M. Mutera
baugri, and Ji.hu B. Mutersbaugh, Lou*
doun county ; Jno H. Cleveland, David and
George Auld, Henry McWilliams, George
Harris and Samuul Tarryson, Fairfax coun
ty ; Charles Stover and John Washington
Fletoher, Thoroughfare Gap ; Goo. Trim
mer, John R. Hornbaker, Elias Good and
James Robinsou, Manassas; John P. Gar
rison, Garrisonville ; Samuel Birch, Robert
S. Lacy, M. A. Hays, Anna M. Hays, Mary
H. Hays, Alonro G. Hays and William R.
Birch, Alexandria county ; W. E. Craw
ford, Amherst county ; Virginia Scott,
Bush Hill; Samuel C. Hull, Frederick
county; Samuel Moreland, Dufield's Depot;
Henry M. Bowdon, Norfolk ; Ann Eliza
Hodges, Portsmouth ; Mrs. Caroline Heat
er, Cedar Grove; David Fultz, Staunton ;
Margaret Harkader, Wytheville ; James
E. Murray, William Henry Taylor and
Reuben Ives, Falls Church.
♦ » «
Death and Destruction.—There was
another terrible explosion at the Hoosac
Tunnel on Friday alternoon about 4.30
o'clock, which resulted in the death of four
meu and the serious injury of another.—
A severe thunderstorm was in progress at
tbe time, which is said to have been the
cause of the terrible disaster. The charges
were all ready for explosion, and the meu
had just run the machine back out of the
way when the lightning struck the track,
and communicating with the wires, caused
the explosion of the charges. John S.
Mason, superintendent; Fred. Roberts,
blaster; Thomas Raycraft, machine run
ner, and W. Dunn, miner, were instantly
killed, and John Churchill, a carpenter,
was severely injured. It is believed that
the current of electricity must have been
conductod from the mouth of the tunuel,
a distance of one-quarter of a mile, by an
, S i
Indian Relics —The Bristol News says
Mr. John Oyler has receutly found on his
farm, some fifteen miles northwest of that
town, a number of interesting Indian
, relics. In digging a foundation for one ol
his buildings, he discovered the remains of
' an infant. Among the trinkets which
had been interred with it is a fish-hook,
I made of bone or buck-horn, and in a per
. fectly preserved condition, except the
shank, which is broken off. The bones ol
' a powerful Indian were found in plough
r Ing, the horse having stepped on the skull.
' which gave way, revealing the entire
t skeleton, which was iv a sitting posture
, tbe usual style of Indian burial. Severs
i articles were found with the skeleton
among them a very large und singula)
• tusk, which cannot be classified as belong'
i ing to any species of animals now in thi
THE LATEST NEWS
SP-OIAL DISPATOn TO THB STATE JOURNALI
Washington New* and Goa«lp.
OR-ER ABOUT NEWSPAPERS.
Washington, April 25.—Tho Secretary
of tho Treasury has ordered that subscrip
tions to newspapers and periodicals by
heads of bureaus must be authorized by
him, and unless so authorized the subscrip
tion will not be recognized. Tho order is
not to put a stop to officials taking such
papers and periodicals as they desire for
W. VV. Corcoran, Esq., who has been ill
since Saturday last, is much bettor to-day,
and strong hopes of hi 3 recovery aro now
Secretary of Trea-mry to-day paid to
Nicholas P. Trist, of Virginia, fourteen
thousand five hundred and ninety dollars,
the amount appropriated at la3t session of
Congress to reimburse expense* incurred
by him iv negotiating tho Guadeloupe-
Tho Sisters of Mercy, of Charleston, 8.
C, who had their hospital destroyed dur
ing tbe way, this moruing received their
appropriation of $12,000 allowed by the
last Congress, on account of their caru for
traded Union officers,
'ha Comrhissionor of internal revenue
templates adoptiug a new adhesive
stamp, printed on tinted paper, which
secures the Department against any at
tempt to blot out the cancellation, and any
effort to clean it destroys color of paper.
THE JOINT HIGH COMMISSION.
There appears to bo no longer any doubt
that the joint commission will sign the
treaties, tne details of which have been
agreed on this week. The commission
were iv session to-day, putting ono of
them in proper shape. Dispatches per
cable to tlie British commissioners an
nounce that all the doubtful points sub
mitted to the homo government have beeo
accepted. It is thought that by Saturday
all three of the treaties will be signed in I
duplicate. Tho British commissioners
have paid over a hundred thousand dollars
in gold since they first met for cable tele
(GENERAL NEW 3 DISPSTOH.]
The Civil War In France.
j THE PRUSSIANS STOPPING SUPPLIES TO
PARIS —A TRUCE —PREPARATIONS FOR
j DECISIVE HOSTILITIES, &C.
Versailles, April 24.—Mont Valerie
continues to cannonade Neuilly, Clichy,
and Porte Maillot. Tho firing is steady
and deliberate. Some shells still fall
within the ramparts of Paris.
The army of the Assembly is being con
tinually reinforced. Many tew troops ar
rived yesterday and to-day, and were at
The rumor that the Prussians hay o
evacuated Fort Charenton and that it has
been occupied by government troops is
It is reported that iv consequence of the
difficulties between the Prussians and
Communists the former, who still hold St.
Denis, yesterday stopped at that poiut all
supplies for Paris from the North.
P'arit, April 24.—Gen. Cluseret reports
the Commune tbat the suspension of
hostilities at Nouilly has been arranged to
date from doou to-day. He also reports
that affairs at Asnieres are In excellent cob-
Immense decisive preparations are in
progress. Torpedoes have been planted
at the St. Germain and Versailles railway
station, and batteries erected in the Bue
The Commune has apologized to the gas
company for tbe recent seizure of its cash
Hamburg, April 24.—1n consequence of
a disagreement between the French and
Germans, the transports which were wait
ing here to convey French prisoners back
to France have been obliged to return to
Kzploratlon of Colorado.
Chicago, April 24.—Major Powell, the j
Colorado explorer, leaves Normal, 111., to
day, ou a second journey. He goes under
the auspices of the Smithsonian Institute,
there being an appropriation of $24,000
The party aro well supplied with instru
ments, boats and all that is necessary for a
complete and accurate survey and explora
tion. They intend making a stay of two
President Grant has accepted an invi
tation to attend the anniversary meeting
of the Army of the Potomac, at Boston,
on the 12th of May. General Meade will
preside. The Pennsylvania reserves will
have their anniversary parade aud ball at
Philadelphia, May 10.
William Dawson, a weaver, of Minne
apolis, deliberately jumped off the suspen
sion bridge over the Mississippi ut tbat
place yesterday, and was carried over St.
Anthony's falls and drowned.
Two negroes who had robbed the office
of David Schaeffers, ex-sheriff of Weakley
county, Term., were taken from custody
yesterday morning by about forty men
and bun j in the woods.
The house of Mrs. Emelino Bullock, in
North Behoboth, Mass., was struck by
lightning Saturday, and Mrs. Bullock
A fire in Petersburg this moruing, de
stroyed the premises of Peter Jones, his
furniture and two hogs. Several other
small buildings were burned. There was
no insurance, aud the lobs is heavy.
There was quite a heavy frost on the
ground yesterday morning in the neighbor-
One of ihe mills of tbe Rome (N. York)
Iron Works was destroyed by tiro yesterday
morning L -ss $160,000 ; insurance $100 ■
They Have No Friends.—The City Cur -
cil of Richmond haa become ao utterly worth
leas and inefficient that the body baa no friend
even among its own party. Here is what tie
correspondent of the Petersburg Index saya of
it in hia letter of yesterday. He occupies a
prominent position on the leading Democratio
paper of thia city, and ought to know where, f
"Nearly all of the wards In the city will hold
meetings to night or to morrow night, prepara
tory to nominating councilmeD, and ill the
small fry politiciana and aspirants are in a
fever of great excitement. Popular opinion !■
aetting ateadily against the preaent incumbents
and though, through the mancouvringa of their
f.tlinen, a greater number may again g t
Dominated, it ia by no means certain that th. y
will be therefore elected.
"Last year at the epecial municipal election
a ticket, unpopular in man; respects, was put
forth and the consequence waa that ao many
Conservativea exercteed the right of 'scratch
ing' that two of our nominees were beaten. —
80 it will be this year, if tbe people do not
break through tbe ranks of the army of small
politiciana who, for pay, usurp the control of
moat of the ward meetings, and thrust upon the
party men who rely for support upon no other
ground than they are not Kadicale— who have
no position recommendatory, and who gene
rally got elected because the contest ia between
tbem and Radicals. Of conrae there aro some
competent and tit men in our preaent council
but their number is so small that they cannot
leaven tho mass witb a tinge of their good
Republican Meeting in Marshall Ward.
The reporter of the Dispatch, who was sent
over to Marshall ward laat night to witness and
report the proceedings of the Republican
meeting there to be held, must aurely have
been lacking in enterpriae aa well aa have been
deficient in hearing. More probably, though
the proceedings of the meeting and the
speeches there made were ao convincing and
eloquent, that the Dispatch reporter felt him
self compelled to leave, fearing that he would
be converted and made a good Republican —
And hence tbat paper has no account of what
waa there done. Tbe Republicans of Marshall
ward turned out last night to tbe number of
seven or eight hundred in front of COl bin's
atore, and listened to able and eloquent speeches
from Messrs. Bowden and Shields, and such
were the cheers with which their remarks were
greeted, we are sure that had this reporter
been within two miles of the place of meeting
he would have beard and known what was go
ing on. We would advise the Dispatch to
dispatch in the future more enterprising aDd
diligent reporters to Republican meetings.
Police Oourt. —Tbe following oases were
disposed of by Police Justice White this
Harriet M. Hagan, for trespassing on the
premises of John H. Norman, and John H.
Norman for threatening Harriet M. Hagan,
were both discharged.
Eliza Brown, colored, charged with' using
insulting and abusive language toward Eliza
beth Gray, was required to give security in the
sum of $100 for her good behavior for three
J. H. Thorpe, charged with assaulting and
beating a colored boy named John Washing
ton, and John 11. Taylor for swearing falsely
in charging J. H. Thorpe with assaulting and
healing John Washington, were warned and
Agnes Howard, charged with abusing and
interfering with Peter O'Connor in the dis
charge of his duty as a policeman, was required
to pay a fine of $2.50.
Chancery Court—Judge Fitzhugh. — 'Th»
following business was transacted to day:
Hardgrove, guardian, _c, vs. MoCarthy—
decree referring cause to a commissioner for
inquiry and report.
Bethel vs. Carter, Ac —order authorizing
sale of church property by trustees to Sylves
Chappell vs. Morris and others—decree con
firming report of commissioner, and directing
sate of the property in the bill and proceedings
Boldeman, trustee, vs. Hoyer—decree con
firming report of commissioner, and directing
sale of tbe property in the bill mentioned.
Qoddin _ Apperson vs. Anderson, &o.—de
cree referring cause to a commissioner for
inquiry and report.
Sheriffalty of Henrico. —Through inad
vertence, attention was called in the local
columns of the Journal yesterday to tbe card
of H. J. Smith, Esq., (announcing himself a
candidate for sheriff* of Henrico county) in a
manner inconsistent with the purposes of this
paper. We desire to give tbe advertisement of
Mr. Smith's, as well as tbat of all others, a
courteous reception, but we do not promise
bim our support nor predict his election.—
Whoever our Republican friends in the county
place iv nomination will have our hearty sup
port, and will no doubt be elected.
Political Meetings. —The Jackson Ward
Republican Club met last night, and organized
by electing tbe following officers :
President, Landon Boyd j Vice-President,
R. W. Johnson; Secretary, W. H. Lester;
Chaplain, Rev. John Jasper. Tho following
compose the Ward Executive Committee : W.
H. Lester. R. White, John Oliver, R. W.
Johnson, R. Carter, Israel Bee, E. D. Fitch,
Josiah Crump, W. H. Harris, vV. J. Brown,
and B. L. Braßselman. Tbe meeting was very
large, and the utmost harmony prevailed.
Marine Disaster. —Tho steamer Isaac
Bell, Captain Blakeinaq, on her trip from tbia
port to New York on tbe 22d inst., at 10 p. _~
collided witb the schooner Forward, Captain
Jones, in Hampton Roada, carrying away tbe
Bchooner's mainmast above deck ; sprUDg the
foremaat, carrying away mainboom and gaff*,
lost main sail and all the head gear, and dam
aging the hull to a considerable extent.
U. S. Internal Revenue. —Assessor Smith,
of this district, gives notice that the list of
taxes on incomes, _0., for the present year
will be open for ten days at his office, in the
custom-house, where all persons interested can
call and file appeala from the same, or by law
tbey are thereafter debarred the privilege.
Sad Accident. —Yesterday afternoon
while two young ladies, Missßlondell and Miss
Wade, were sitting in a buggy in front of the
residence of Mr. Blondell, corner First and
Duval street, the horse took fright and ran
away, throwing tbe young ladies out, and
, seriously injuring Miss Blondell, who was con
I veyed to her home in an insensible condition.
I We are informed that she is much improvad
Donation to an Orphan Asylum. —Mr.
■ C. Q. Tompkins, of this city, managing direo
. tor of tbe Association fur tbe benefit ol the
widows and orphans of the Southern Statea,
has forwarded to Mr. E. Snowden, Jr., of Al
• exandria, for the benefit of the Orphan Asylum
in that place, a check lor $500.
3 Every Lady Her Own Dress-Maker. —
'' For a very small sum, you can obtain a pat
f tern of any size of the latest style of dress for
t either ladies, misses, girls or boys, by calling
at tho Howe Sewing Machine rooms, &23 Main
street. Read the advertisement in another
Arrest of a Deserter. —Thia morning,
Detective Kendall O'Dwyer arrested a man by
tbe name of Marcus Chriatianaon, a deserter
from the Norwegian bark "Clio," and returned
him to the captain of tbe bark, which sailed
" in a short time after for Europe,
b Personal —We were much pleased to
meet on tbe street this morning Hods. J. H.
Piatt, Jr.,and W. H. 11. St..well, members of
'' Congress from this State, who arrived in the
city last evening.
1 Farm for Sale. —Dr. idunteiro, ol Man
' Chester, offers a nice little farm in Henrico
' county for tale.
Skating ut Assembly Hall to-night.
Michanic.i' Meeting. —A called meeting
of the Mechanlca' Trades Union will be held
on Thursday oxeniog next, at Schott'a Monti
cello hall, at I? o'clock, to perfect arrange
mentß for the grand mass meeting to be held
next Thuraday week, at which several interest
ing addressea will be delivered, the principal
orator being R. F. Trevillick, of St. Louis,
president of the National Labor Union. It is
intended, we understand, to get up thia meet
ing in first-class etyle, to which not only me«
chanics, but tbe publio, and especially the
ladies, will be cordially invited. An effort is
being made to secure the Theatre in which to
hold it, and we trust the proprietories will
consent to ita uae for so noble a cause.
At the called meeting on Thursday night,
the apecial committee appointed to take into
consideration a very important matter, will be
prepared to report, action on which requires
the absolute attendance of every member who
lias the interest of the Union and the working
man at heart. The beat feeling prevails among
the membera of tbe Union, and if united, as
they should be, we believe tbeir efforts will be
crowned with succesa.
Skating to-night at Assembly Hall.
Ooing to Fatherland. —Several of our
German citizens took their departure yesterday
for Baltimore, where they will take passage on
one of the Bremen steamships for a visit to
Fatherland. They expect to be absent three
or four months, and will visit the relatives and
friends of a number of our German citizens
left behind them here. Among the party are
Messrs Gua. Habermehl and J. C. Scholler,
both of whom are good and true Knights. We
wish the party a pleasant trip and safe return
to the city of their adoption.
Feds and Confeds. — A grand reunion
and tournament will be held to day near Glou
cester Point by the surviving officers aud
soldiers of tbe late Confederate and Federal
armies residing in tbe vicinity. A largo num
ber of riders have entered the Hat, and a
pleasant time is anticipated. li. A. Atkinson,
Commonwealth's attorney of Henrico county,
Mr. H. J. Annable, clerk of the court, and a
number of other gentlemen left this city yester
day for Gloucester to witness the entertain
Britfs. —Tho merchants of this city
complain of dull times.
Mayo's bridge will be finished to-morrow.
The trial of ex-Mayor Chahoon comes up in
the Muslim's court on Monday.
Fifteen Conservatives met in mass meeting
In Marshall ward last night.
Skating to-night at Assembly Hall.
ManclieHier Hews and Qoialp.
Regiiter.— The voteraof Manchester will re
member tbat none can vote at tho cetniDg elec
tion in May next for town officers without re
Something Sweet. —We were shown at the
store of A. B. Litbgow today a fine article of
Knights of Pythias. — Friendship Lodge, No.
20, meets every Thursday night in Odd-Fel
lews' Hall, corner of Tenth and Hull Btreets.
Meetings. —The Alert fire company will meet
at the engine-house on Wednesday night, to
make arrangements to receive tbe hook end
ladder truck. All will be expected to atteod.
Registration is now commenced, and will
contioue two or three days. All should regis
ter, If they wish to vote at tbe May election.
Death.— The young must die as well as the
old. We are sorry to hear of the death of
Miss Sußie Denby. Duo notice will be given
of her funeral.
It affords ua great pleasure to know that
Mr. Reid is making gigantic efforts to get
Mayo'a bridge completed by the fourth day of
May next, bo as to allow travel of all kinds to
pass over to witness the laying of the corner
atone of tbe Free Bridge. "
SMITH—TAYLOR—Tn rsaltlmnre. on the 13th l»
--stant. by the Rev. John W. Hedges at ihe parson!
age, SAMUEL BVIITII to S4LLIB E. TAYLOR, all
of that city.
[Advertisements of Lost, Wants, Found, For Rent,
Ac, not exceeding three or four lines, will he in
sorted under the proper headings at TWENTY-FIVE
OBNTS, for ono Insertion; or two insertions for FOR
TY CENTS; three Insertions, SIXTY CENTS—in
variably CABII IN ADVANCRI
'TMIK SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.— RAMLB.
_ for the Benefit or the Widows aud Orphans of
Ihe Southern States.
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Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., MMeStth day
ol April, 1871.
SIMMONS _ CO., C. Q. TOMPKINS,
CBRI'IFICATKS OF RAFFLE, can be purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABNKY, at the Branch office. No
8, Eleventh street, one door from Main
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The most RELIABLE PATTERNS for nil article! of
dress in existence.
Tin- Only Place In this City
where thtso PATTERNS can I c had, is at tin office of
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823 Main Stkket.
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' QUBRIFF OF HENRICO.—At uiTTe^uesToTa
O number of my fellnw-citixons, I respectfully an
' uouuee mjself a caudidate for the office of SHKRIFF
1 of Henrico. If it should be the pleasure of the jieo
1 pie to e'eet me, I promise to observe, in the future
conduct of the office, the same impartiality and
fidelity which has marked toy vi.iv ly in. v. of that
office for ths past three years.
J Very respectfully,
H. J SMITH,
f an 24—Mt Sh.rff of lie rlco.
WANTED— A PURCHASER tor a T_,_W~oTm
acres of Rood land, orchard and comfortable
.. improvements, 3 miles from Richmond, In Henrlcc
county. Price $-2,000-Laif cash. Addresa
Hit. A MIINTF.IRO,
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The City 'Warda and TlfVlr Bonnda.
To keep up with the different movea of onr
preaent inefficient Council, requirea constant
watchfulness. We give the following bounda
ries and precincts of tbe warda aa last laid off:
lat Precinct—All tbat portion of the ward
•ituated weat of Belvidere, north of Main,
west of Henry, and south of Broad streets.
2d Precinct—Tbat portion of tbe ws*d north
of Broad, weat of Henry, and south of Leigh
at r ecta.
3d Precinct—That portion of tbe ward north
of Main, weat of Adams, south of Leigh, and
oust of Henry afreets
Ist Precinct—All that portion of tha ward
east of Belvidere, south of Main, and weat of
2d Precinct—Tbat portion of the ward north
of Main, east of Adams, aouth of Broad, and
west of Fifth streets.
3d Precinct—That portion of the ward north
of Broad and Leigh, east of Adams and St.
Peters, south of Jackson, and west of Second
4th Precinct—North of Broad, east of
Second, aouth of Jackson, and west of Fifth
Ist Precinct—All that portion of the ward
north of Broad, east of Fifth, aouth of the gully
running east Irom Filth, and west of Eighth
2d Precinct—The portioo of the ward Dortb of
Broad, cast of Eighth, aouth of the gully run
ning eaet to Twelfth, west of Twelfth atreeta.
3d Precinct—The portion of the ward north
of Main, cast of Fifth, south of Broad, and welt
of Twelfth streets.
4th Precinct—The portion of the ward east
of Fifth, south of Main, west of Twelfth streets.
Ist Precinot—All tbat portion of the ward
east of Twelfth, south of Clay, Marahall and
Broad, and west of Fifteenth streets.
2d Precinct—The portioo of the ward east
of FifteeDtb, south of Broad and west of Twen
3d Precinct—East of Twentieth, south of
Brond, and weat of Twenty fifth atreeta.
4th Precinct—The portion of tbe ward north
of Broad, east of* Fifteenth, and weat of
Ist Precinct—All that portion of the ward
east of Twenty.fifth and south of Main streets.
2d Precinct—That portion of the ward north
ot Main snd Broad, east of Twenty-fifth and
Twenty-fourth, and aouth of Clay.
3d Precinot—That portion of the ward north
of Clay, cast of Twenty-fourth.
Ist Precinct—All that portion of the ward
north of Leigh and Jackson, and west of St.
Peter'a and St. Jatnea' streets.
2d Precinct—The portion of the ward north
of Jackson and the gulley, east of St. James',
and west of Fifth and Sbockoe creek opposite
3d Precinct—Tbe portion of the ward north
of Broad, Marshall and Clay, east of Twelfth
and Shockoe creek aDd west of Eighteenth
Appointment of Registrar*.
Judge Guigon baa made the following ap
pointments ot registrars for the city of Rioh
mond, required by tbe recent action of the
Council in their re-division of the warda of
the city :
First Precinct—J. E. Gibbs.
Second Precinct—J. L. Timberlake.
Third Precinct.—E. M. Crump.
First Precinct—James It. Fisher.
Second Precinct—R. B. Wood.
Third Precinct— I>avid B. Jones.
Fourth Precinct—John J. Crutch Held.
First Precinct—Chas. P. Laughton.
Second Precinct—W. W. Stover.
Third Precinct—James H. Peoor.
Fourth Precinct—W. Pluiner Gretter.
First Precinct—Winslon F. Rogers.
Second Precinct—William W. Wood.
Third Precinct—W A. Greßham.
Fourth Precinct—C. W. Otey.
First Precinct—John J. Cannon.
Second Precinct—John F. Shinbergor.
Third Precioct —F. L. Moore.
First Precinct—Jas. M. Macon.
Second Precinct—Montroso Angle.
Third Precinct—John Uagan, Jr.
By order of Judge Guigon the registration
will open next Monday morning at sunrise and
continue for seven days from sunrise to aunaet
tit REGISTRATION OF VOTERS.
The following is the copy of tbe bill which
passed the Legislature near tbe close ol tha
se.s.-i..u, ordering a new registratioo in this
Whereas it has been represented to tbe
Uencral Assembly that the City Council of tbe
city of Richmond have already increased, or
are about to increase, tbe number of warda in
said city, according to the proviaiona ot the
charter thereof; therel'ore,
1. Be it eDacted by tbe General Assembly,
That at any time, not less th.m twenty daya
prior to tbe election to be held iv aaid city on
the 4th Ihuraday in May, 1871, tbe Judge of
the Hustings ourt of said city shall be in*
formed of any increa.se in the nnmber of warda
in said city made by the City Council, of said
city, it Bhall be bis duty to appoint a registrar
for each ward and votiog place in said city, aa
said wards and voting places shall be estab-
M 1., .1, who shall be a discreet citizen and res
ident of tho ward to which appointed, aud sball
continue to discharge the duties of said office
until their successors be appointed, under the
general registration law, at the January term,
1872, of Slid Hustings court. Said appoint
ment ins. be made by said Judge in vacation.
Bso. 2. Each resistrar bo appointed, after
legally qualifying, shall proceed to register the
names of' all the qualified voters of his ward,
who, according to law, are entitled to registra
tion, giving legal notice of the time aDd place
thereof for at least five days before commencing
such registration. Said registration ahall be
completed within seven days from tbe time of
commencing the same, and at least three days
before the election mentioned in the preceding
aection. Immediately after completing aaid
registralion said registrars sball cause to be
posted at three or more public placea in their
wants, written or printed lists of all persons ad
mitted by them to registration.
Sec. 3. Said registration sball have the
same eff-ct and be deemed equivalent to a
general registration of tbe voters of aaid city,
under the general laws heretofore adopted in
regard to the registration of voters, and ahall
be made, revised, altered, and amended, in the
mode ptescribed in such laws.
Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts in conflict
with the provisions of this act, are hereby re*
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