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BED DAILT— (Bondayi Exoepte*
i Slala Sir*.l, lllclimour), Va
UNA I, |* delivered to subscriber* In tb<
FTr.tn Chit* ra* Week, payable to thi
hree Caata per singlo copy,
a Majurs. — Three month* tl 7tj alt
10 j one year $0 00
IKLV JOURNAL will be mailed to mh
months for 75 cents; one yoar, $1 60.
B W T B.
r, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY,
Ur 16th, ICth and 17th, 1871.
At rwo O'CLOCK P. at.
L'B ROYAL JAPANESE TROUPE,
of both sexea from Jeddo, Japan.
JAPANESE TROUPE IN AMB RIC
ING IN THEIR RICH AND NATIVE
MBS ATTACH PERFORMANCE,
seventy-five cents. Reserved teats, on*
lale during the day at West k John
tore, Main street, sale commencing on
y 13th, at 9 o'clock A. M.
to Matinee—Adnlts, 60 cents ; Children
-a of age, 26 cent*.
U. BCHUMAN, Director.
EN, Agent. my 10—7t
IS AND 111 VERS,
ad olegant aide-wheel steamer PALI
n Ohas. NEL9OK, will leavo her wbarf
>r King's Mill Wharf, on James river
and SATURDAYS at 9 o'clock A. M ,
Ith the 12 o'clock train at City Point
lrg. Itetin uinir, will leave King's Mill
DAYS and MONDAYS, at 6 A. M.,
1 the regular landings each way.
her wba f at Rockotl* for Blnn's on
', THURSDAYS at 6 o'clock A. M., con
f Point with the 7 o'clock train from
.iicl.iiig at all the regular landings on
>wn to Dillard's Wbarf, and all regular
Chickahominy. Returning, will leave
IDAYS at 6 or lock A M.
eived from 12 o'clock Mondays to 9
Tuesdays, and from 12 o'clock to 6 P.
*, and from 12 o'clock Friday* to 9 A.
ilekahoininv will only be received from
Inesdaj-s to 9 A. M. Thursdays,
o way landings must bo prepaid,
particulars, apply to Captain on board,
GEORGE L. CURRIE, Agent,
: Co.'*, corner 18th and dry streets.
v yorIT. ~ ~jL-J&
«1A STEAMSHIP ami
PANY'S elegant, steam S*a*ftWß>W
UPTON, Captain KuntETS, will leave
tockett* on TUESDAY, May 16th, at 2
received up to the liour of sailing
tions and through bills of lading given
and eastern port*,
steamship ha* fine cabin accommoda-
lets, good until used, only 15 00
r passage, apply to
DAVID J. BURR, President.
No. 1214 Main struct.
ii river. New York. my IS--3t
AST AND FESTIVAL, ' ,3
IT VIRGINIA HALL,
IT (Tuesday) at 7>_ o'clock, with d«
irries. Cream, Cakes, and Muslo; aud
l the AFTERNOON and NIGHT of
shed from Ito4P. M. Feast at 7J_
anient first-class in every respect,
nd will discourse their best music
> applied to a most worthy object.
Office A. 6.8., V
JET Monroe, Va., May loth, 18J1. j
IPOBALS, in duplicate, will be r*>
isefflce until 11 A.M.JUNE 20th.
ling the FRK.-1H BEEF required by
Department U. 8. A., at this station,
lis, commencing July Ist, 1871.
s to conditions, quality of Berf, pay
be obtained by auptication to
IstLt. 6th Arty, A.C. 8.
IATBS FOR OFFICE,
ERS OF TUCKAHOB TOWNSHIP
F HBNRlCO:—Qeutltmen—l have
nnounce myself a* an independent
> cilice of SUPERVISOR, and pledge
I, to devote my time and talents to the
:.v one, regardless of party or any
illy, your obedient servant,
• JOHN B.JONES.
KKlVl' AND • AX.IC.
iklin street. Can be rented by a
r four mouths, or one or two year*.
M. 11., Post.,nice Box 130.
I'wo small -..out HOUSES are wanted,
* of Buch can find responsible, care
plying to THIS OFFICE
illy WOMEN aud GIRLS, lor pri>
He* in New York, Brooklyn and
gei $12 to $20 per month. Also,
.ERS. for tobacco factory in Ur»ok
es and regular work.
J. P. JUBTIB, Labor Agent.
No. 9 Fifteenth street.
I G N WORK,
aMTA G V X ,
. • i th Tenth Street. j
ORK AT LOW PRICES. !
lOVKIfi ti.II.EK. I
B'S BaTeT~ I
,i,tn, ot the District Court of the
the Eastern District of Virnlma.
1871, the undersigned will sell, at
Va., at 12 o'clock M. on the
DAY OF JUNE, 1871,
AND SIXTY ACRES OF LAND.
:ity, surrendered by Madison Riche
lird cash; the residue iv six and
be seemed by negotiable notes,
r, interest added, and title retained
i money shall have been paid, with
said notes be not paid at maturity.
JACOB COHN, Assignee
of Madison Ricliescn. Bankrupt. I
[ to be had at ALL HOURS at
k CO.'S MILK DEPOT,
net, between Grace and Broad.
GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA.
The*e Springs, laiiious for their alterative waters
and fashionable patronage, will be opt n on th* Ist
Of JUNE. They afford accommodation* for 2,tfij
The Springs are 2.000 feet above tide-water, aod
the climate In which they are situated Is always
CoOL and INVIGORATING, rllording entire rellel
from pro.-tiating summer ii.ut.
Ptolesßor Roseuberger'* excellent band will b* iit
attendance, to enliveu tie lawns anil ball-room.
Musquerude and faocy balls during the season, as
An extensive livery will be kept at very moderate
Charges- t-'l per diy and $76 per month of tbn i>
days; children under ten yea-. * of age, and colored
servant*, ball prioe; white servants, according io
This beautiful, but long neglected spot,
sacred to all true American hearts, as the
home of Washington and the burial place
of his a6hes, is at last receiving somo at
tention from the public adequate to its
merits. Several public-spirited citizens
have recently made generous donations for
its improvement. Congress appropriated
$7,000 to bo expended in repairs to tho
house, and such work upon the grounds as
was absolutely essential to preserve tho
placo from destruction. The Masons, as a
body, have agreed to take some organized
action to assist the Regency.
The help already obtained is telling fa
vorably upon tho appearance of the
grounds. Under the capable superinten
dent, Mr. Craig, a largo amount of
grading, ditching and sodding of ex
posed points has been done. The dense
undergrowth along the front has been
cut out, letting in tbo sunshine and
mproving greatly both the beauty and sa.
übrity of the grounds.
Many thousand fruit and ornamental
rees have been set out, of rare and valua
)lo varieties. The garden and green-honso
estify to the industry and skill of Mr.
Iraig. Everywhere there are signs oi l.i <
thrift and energy, in applying tho means
urnished, to good purposes for the improve
ment of the estate.
Tbe institution has suffered hitherto
rom inefficient management and the lack
o■' means. Meius ought not to be lacking,
nd we hope to see tho home aud grave of
Vashington made worthy of its sacred
associations, and so generously endowed,
that its Managers will not feel tbe neces
sity imposed, to collect tribute of the visi
tors. It seems degrading to all parties
concerned to put thia Mecca of the Amer
ican people upon a level with traveling
The trip to Mouut Vernon from Wash
ijgtou is a most delightful episodo iv a
long railroad journey. The steamer Arrow,
Captain Stackpole, makes her trips daily,
enabling tho tourist to visit Mount Vernon,
and passing Alexandria, Fort Foote, and
Fort Washington, gives a fine view of
numerous redoubts of the McClellan line
of defenses surmounting the distant hills.
The neat little steamer, with pictures,
flowers, singing birds, and its happy
crowd, seems like a fairy palace as it floats
along, stopping hero and thoro a moment
fjr passengers, or to pick up the fino fruils
of the farms which line the river. Cap
tain Stackpole, always obliging and ready
to give information to his passengers,
makes everybody feel at homo.
The two hours at the grounds are de
lightfully spent in viewing objects associ
ated with Washington. There are the
trees which be planted, the buildings erec
ted under his superintendence, walks and
drives which he planned, the relics and
mementoes of the revolution, whose bat
tles ho fought, an! whose energies he guid
ed to the benificent issue of order and lib
erty which bless us to-day. Every travel
er Eastward should take Washington in
his way, and make the delightful and in
expensive trip to Mt. Vernon.
The Orape Culturalist is a monthly jour
nal, devoted to grape culture and wine-ma
king : George Husman and C. W. Spalding
editors. We have received the last num.
ber, which contains tho report of the an- |
nual meeting of the Mississippi Valley
Grape Growers' Association, from which I
we sball condense an article in a few days-
A hint of value here to beginners, and per- I
haps to many old nursery men, is ex
In planting all seemed to agree that the
old expensive mode of trenching in plant
ing vineyards is all wrong. Plow cross
plow (sub-soil if the ground needs it), then
mark off in squares of eight to ten feet. j
The annua! cultivation should be plow
ing early as possible ; again about the mid
dle of May, cultivate with harrow, and
keep the ground mellow till first of August,
about two inches deep. Then lay by till
November, at which time the land Is deep
Corn should not be planted among
grapes, or any field crop. Grapes may
be trimmed any time after the leaves fall
in autumn, till the sap starts in spring.
They may also be trimmed after the new
•hoots.are out so as to absorb the sap—say
from the middle of May forward in this
Rate. To promote size and productive
, pinch back tho shoots four leaveß
1 the last clusters in June,
very grape»grower should send for the
A New Candidate.—Sumner, Trum
bill and Shermau, have each been tried
by tho Democracy, for the next Presiden
cy ; but being Bounded have each been
given up as a bad job. What now ?
General Logan, that especial object of
Southern hatred, because be was uot olect-
Pnmauder-iu-chief of the Grand Army
c Republic, will, we presume, be
ssed with like success as the rest,
er beating the bush for another year,
Democracy will at last be compelled to
s ittle dowu upon a ticket we have selected
for the party, and provided we can't get
one suited more to our taste, will hoist the
flag of "Hunnicutt and Walker," and
never surrender until we elect them. It
strikes our eye as being decidedly Demo-
♦ ♦ «
The Conservatives of Louisa county have
set up a ticket, for township officers, to be
knocked down by Republicans. '
KM I OR'ST COLUNIE9 ON TIIK
We have spoken elsewhere of the great
advantages held out by our Virginia land*,
especially of tho eastern or
region, to emigrant colonies. Wo havo
some suggestions now to offer upon the
plan of organizing colonies so as to realize
the highest benefits of united action.
Ist. Every colony should number per
sons of different pursuits in its organiza
tion. The chances of success are vastly
! increased by varied industries. The colo
ny should be an epitome of the well or
ganized neighborhood. With a strong
body of farmers, should ba joined black
smiths, shoemakers, carpenters, masons,
wagon-builders, cabinet makers, workers
in wood, and trades of all kinds also; men
specially skilled in stock, in dairying, in fruit
growing. These are the constituent ele
ments of thriving communities everywhere.
2d. The choice of location sbould be de
termined by this principle: to find a loca
tion where the greatest variety of pursuit*
can be successful, at the same time giving
tho best opportunilies for intellectual im
provemout and rational enj lyment.
3d. The prime condition of high social
life in the country as iv the city is conti
guity of ho.nes. In the city this is car
ried to an extremo inconsistent with com
fort and health. In the country homes
are situated at great distances from each
other, and many of tho best advantages of
social life are lost by the disperuiou o
people over the vast areas.
Tho organization of the colony aud th
selection of the site should involve a plan
for homes contiguous to each other. Fo
this purpose a village should be provide*
lor in the organization, and laid out taste
fully iv lots sufficient for house and gar
den, on the highest and healthiest part o
the domain. Everybody lives in the village,
| lage, and enjoys society and the pleasures
and benefits to be realized in close com
munities. J'he churoh, the school, social
intercourse, markets, variety—privileges
only to be realized in compact settlements,
are at once enjoyed j civilization is brought
upon the new ground ready-made.
While wo consider the grouping of rural
homes iv a village, the great step to im
prove country life and the surest mode of
making colonies a success in the South,
we earnestly suggest co-operation in all
branches of business.
Bsite being secured, the central village
mt aud lots taken up, tho outlying
lands may be surveyed, and sold to the mem
bers according to stock held by each. But
an enormous advantage can be gained by
throwing the whole into ono vast farm,
and bringing to boar upon it tho most im
proved process of cultivation.
A great economy is thus effacted in the
saving of fences. Next, by the combined
capital of the association, implement* of
the most improved character and prodi
gious power may bo applied. The steam
plow is beyond the means of any but the
wealthiest farmers, but a company of 25
farmers can employ one. Tbe engines
would do all tho plowing for a large farm,
and all the threshing, sawing wood, coarse
So the dairy, in a settlement of one hun
dred families, in a colonial village, could
bo conducted under an experienced super
intendent. Four hundred cows would
supply such a settlement with milk, but
ter and cheese. Under intelligent super
vision, the milk carried to one dairy
house to be manufactured into butter and
cheese, would furnish all with fresh dairy
products at cheap rates. Tho best of every
thing would be thus secured, without the
annoying care consequent upon each fam- j
ily trying to keep a cow. The same rea
soning applies to all products of the farm j
The village would, of course, havo it*
mill, bakery, laundry, drying kilns for
fruits, &c, to save its women from ex
haustive drudgery. It will also have its
store to secure the benefits of co-operative
trade. Of course, the school-bouse, the
church, and the hall for social gathering,
will bo included in any complete plan.
If our readers say this is visionary and I
not feasible, we retort they are the vision
aries who are stumbliug along iv the old
clod-hopper style of living, aspiring to
nothing better. The best life we can
dream of, is possible for us. All this hat
been accomplished and is being done
around us in part. Our plan only pro
poses to apply principles of economy re
cognized by all business men. Put one
hundred industrious, sober, intelligent
families on two thousand acres of average
land near market, and they can live after
the first six months upon their earnings,
and become rich in a few years on this
plan. Their real estate increases in value
at a rate unknowu iv ordinary settlements.
We ask all good people who wish to
help the world forward to waive all preju
dice and seriously consider this matter of
Virgiuia is lull of splendid sites fyr auch
colonies. Their introduction hero would
bridge over the gulf which vow drives
back emigration from our borders. It
would raise the price of our lands, intro
duce capital aud skilled labor, aud open
a way for us out of our depressed financial
Many colonies are organizing upon the
same general plan, in the North ; but they
are generally looking westward. It is
useless for us to expect settlement either
from Europe or the North by isolated
persons. Those who came in that way,
are selling out aud going North generally.
Wo have it iv our hands by proper aod '
who have capital and skill, and who could
not be hired to take an office.
But for this we must be willing to ex
tend facilities, and encourage emigration
In colonies. Wo must recognize its benefits
ours-lvt-s, and bo favorably inclined to
wards it. Then we shall be likely to aid
its adoption by others.
We throw out these general hints to
stimulate thought and discussion, and
ultimate action, upon a subject moro im
portant than all others now before the
people of Virginia.
1 ■»»- —
Organization of the New Govern
ment at Washington.—The organiza
tion of the Territorial Legislature at Wash
ington, yesterday, and the inauguration of
Governor Cooke, marks a new era in the
social development of the Capital. We
think it a most fortunate event, and it is
certainly so accepted by the better class of
people io Washington. Tbe confidence of
Iss men is reviving, and numerous
inents are being mado in real estate.
nor Cooke's message is very able,
rounds in suggestions of great value,
i improvement of tho city and it*
tidings. The method of modifying
eets by parking the broad ones in
;ntre and moving the side-walks
from the buildings in tho narrow
rould of itself save half the cost of
, and so beautify the city as to vast
ease the value of its residence prop
believe this plan of improvement
ret suggested by the Hon. T. B.
a gentleman of wealth, intelligence
ste, who did as much as auy other
perhaps, to build up Chicago, his
borne. Mr. Bryan came to Wash
ington to escape the severe winters North.
He is a noble specimen of American man
kand one of the most valuable accee
to the citizenship of Washington,
aid bo a matter of congratulation all
he country, tbat Washington is at
ast relieved from the stupid fogyism
which has repressed its growth and made
t a scandal among the capitals of the
The United States District Court is now
n session al Lynchburg.
Cherries are selling at twenty cents per
< uart in Petersburg.
Sheepshead are making their appear
nce in the Norfolk market.
Petersburg had a fight on Suuday last,
in which hickory got the best of rattan.
Norfolk is jubilant over the Charade
Club, and its first performance. Why
can't we have one in Richmond ?
A member of the Lynchburg City Coun
cil bas declined re-election. Can Rieh
moud say as much ?
The Chapman Sisters, with Bishop, will
perform iv Petersburg on Friday and
Saturday nights next.
Tho Chambers Steam Fire company, of i
Portsmouth, held their anniversary ban
quet there on Friday last.
The whipping-post is again becoming
fashionable in Norfolk. This institution
is one of the many evidences of Democra
tic humanity. Chivalry! i
The Conservative alias Democratic party
of Norfolk will hold a convention on the
19th, possibly, to do much damage.
A robbery was committed in Dinwiddie
on Saturday last. Tha fellow showed his
good sense by stealing only something to
The following light-houses are soon to
be established: Iron-screw pile light
house, on Lambert's Point shoal, and one
on Body Island, coast of North Carolina, j
The Alexandria Standard and Sentinel
intimates that Mis. Magill has been mar
ried six times, or, that ii has noticed her
marriage six times—wedon't know which.
Tho trains on the Orange and Alexan
dria road are now running regularly,
except that passengers have to be ferried
across the river at Lynchburg. I
Norfolk was in a quaudary la3t week as
to what offices were to be filled at the
coming election. By consulting a law
firm, the necessary information was ob-
The Democrats of Alexandria offered to
pass a vote of thanks to one Major Ball,
immediately after promising to be more
quiet in the future. The Major declined
The Republicans of Alexandria propose I
starting a new paper there soon; the I
Standard and Sentinel says it will be a
trifle larger than tf is. If it is not, it will
be a small affair.
The Courier of this moruing is charmed
with a superb serenade given it last night,
by Slaughter's bantl, and says Petersburg
should be proud of such a musical associa
tion. This depends upon how you have
The grand jury in PriDce George yester
day, found a true bill against Richard
Green and Wm. H. Johnson, alias Birney,
for the murder of Charles Friend. Their
trial by jury commenced this morning.
Another firo occurred in Norfolk, Satur
day last, burning two frame tenements on
Newton street. They were completely
destroyed owiug to the want of water. If
Norfolk has not plenty of water, where is
Lynchburg baa recently made a sale of
oue and half pounds of tobacco, we pre
sume, at the enormous price of $1,000 per
hundred pounds. It is strange our neigh
bora never tell us how much is sold at sucb
The white majority in Lynchburg is
only nineteen. We know of more than
fifty good, square white Republicans there;
and if the Democrats bave not played tho
same game of cheat there that they have
here, we may expect a Republican triumph .
and au honest city government.
i The Japanese Troupe —The polite agent
I of this wonderful tea party, havinrr favored us
with free passes, last night, we, inepite of the
threatening weather, in co.upany wilh a large
• crowd, found ourselves in Assembly Hall on
time, ready to see whatever they had to show.
Little "All Right" first made his appearanoe,
I I and after proving to our satisfaction that be
would make good over shoes, he tried to bore
a bole witb hia head in tbe bard pine boards of
I the stage, by making it the pivot, upon
which ho turned successfully for several min
utes. Assuring us tbat bis head hadn't been
i used up, he bowed himself out, and retired
| amid rapturous applause.
Next came tho wonderful pipe actcf Tad
■ sungabi, who swallowed a lighted pipe with
, as much gusto as we imagine be would a well
sweetened bowl of rice, and fully aatisßed ns
that be would make a first-class smoke-itack
for a forty horse power engine. If there can
be no smoke without fire, hia stomach must be
copper-lined or considerably scorched.
A heavy ladder.requiring the united strength
I of six men tv handle, was put upon the stage
( and balanced upon the feet ol one of the gentle-
I men—whose name we dm.*t remember to have
heard before—lying flat upon his back, on
which anon mounted one of the juniors, ascend
i ing witb great care to the top, from whicb
I extended about six feet, liko sn arm, a smaller
ladder, out which he cautiously crept, while
the senior was kept busy so manipulating the
• main ladder as to keep a prop r balance,
inclining it almost to an angle ol 45 degrees.
1 During this lemarkable perl,irmance, any at
tempt at applause wa* quickly suppressed by
the audience, every one of whom s fined
■ pell-bnund by the daring feat.
At tbe close of this scene, little "All Bight"
again made his appearance, and mounting a
pile of boxes, built up like a pyramid, the top
of which formed a square of about four inches,
he poised himself upon his bands, turned slow
ly a backward summersault, planted his feet
upon the box, slowly rising to an upright posi
tion, proudly exclaiming "All liigbt." He
then reversed, returning to his bands and
jumped down, amid the hearty applause of
It is impossible fur us to describe the sever
al wondegjtt 1 and startling performance* of
these pen™, in the limited space allowed us.
and wo have referred to several of their minor
act* simply to show what they are capable of
I observed, unlike other acrobats, that
performed in their bare feet,
uerous speeches were delivered by the
,ers during tho performance, which we
rery well, but did not exactly understand,
wag suggested that the late rainy
er had given them all sore throats, which
tited tbem from talking plainly. We
*'t see it. Altogether it is a first rate
and deserves the liberal patronage
ia extended tbe company wherever ex
d. The entertainment will be repeated
ht and Wednesday night, for the las
All who wish to enjoy themselves ar
oroveDUtnts. —We aro pleased to notic
lew buildings aro going up in all dlrec
Third street, between Main and Cary
tylish brick dwellings bave ju-t been
d, and another been commenced on tb
itreei, south of Cary.
rst-class brick dwelling is nearly com
at the head of Grace street, where the
cars-turn off to Hollywood,
foundation of a brick dwelling on
lin street, near Fourth, was laid la*
Sroad street, near fifth, the old "Lemosy
' is to be demolished to make room for
ndsome tenements, to be erected by Mr.
he adjoining lot, Mr. Hoyer bas already
need the erection of a new building
xclusion of locomotives from Broal
Btreet will give a wonderful impetus to the
improvement of that splendid avenue.
The lower portion of the city, as well as the
eastern suburbs, exhibit life and energy, and a
number of new stores and residences are goins,
We think that if the street railway was ex
tended up Twenty filth street and then to Oak
wood that it would pay well, and also inorease
the growth of that portion of the city. Oak
wood is a beautiful spot and crowds of visitors
flock thither on every pleasant afternoon.
Behavior at Church. —Wo have had our
attention called to the bad conduct of a num
ber of young gontlemen at St, Paul's, who de
liberately go there to talk and disturb those
wbo would love to bear the gospel preached
quietly. Tbe habit of gentlemen at all tbe
churches crowding the steps, sidewalks and
doors, tn stare at ladles as tbey come and go, ia
deserving of severe rebuke. Several of our
churches are reached by means of long flights
of steps, up and down which they are com
pelled to pass, but who do so much to their
annoyance, owing to tbe habit of gentlemen
(by profession) who stand and gaze, and impu
dently remark upon Iheir feet, dress, &c.
Of tbis babit, we cannot speak in too strong
terms, nor can we impress upon those addicted
to it tbe wrong, more forcibly tban to say, that
many of them have sisters whom they love,
and would dislike to Bee mi.de the subjects of
coarse and vulgar jests within their hearing.
Itemeuiber, theu, young gentlemen, that these
same ladies, whom y.iu shame and disgust by
your vulgar conduct, are claimed as the sisters
of men as good as you are.
Thinks. —We acknowledge ourselves in
debted to Messrs. Devlin i. Co., extensive
clothiers of New York, lor a copy of The Me
tropolis, published by themselves. This ia a
handsome little pocket journal, neatly bound
Bi cloth, handsomely illustrated, aud furnishes
II useful information about New York and
er public places. IS,-.sides being liberal ad
vertiaerß in the newspapers, they have adopted
Ka desirable means of advertising their
s. So valuable i* this little bonk con
, that we have been begged for it by
those to whom we have shown it, and Messrs.
Devlin & Co. would do well to send us a lot of
Messrs. John S. Devlin & Co., of this city,
are a branch of tbis extensive New Yotk ess
i.il li.-linietit, who, being jealous of the high
reputation of their Mttropolitan bouse, keep
up with it in style and prices of clothing. They
are at No. 1007 Main street.
Heavy Firing —While three rogues were
engaged in stealing iron yesterday morning,
from the Old Dominion Nail Works, they were
come across by Policeman Shields, wbo delibe
rately fired three shots at them while attempt
ing to make off with their booty. This occur
red at 4 o'clock A. M. About half an hour
afterwards, the same policeman lired one shot
at another thief whom he found stealing iron
from Messrs. Smith & Potter, and at 5 o'clock
fired at another, who had a lot of stolen tobac
co in his possession. Tbe officer captured all
the stolen plunder in possession of tbe thieves,
wbo he was unable to capture owing to their
being too swilt of foot. Officer Shields mutt
have been in a shooting humor, and we would
advise thieves to keep themselves scarce of hi*
Republican Nominations for Fairfield
j Toionuhip of Henrico. —The following ia a Hat
of the names put forward by the Republican*
of tbis township, aa their candidates to be vo
ted for at tbe coming election :
For supervisor, Samuel S. Annable; town
ship clerk, Hugh L. Davis; commissioner of
roads, Captaia John A. Eacbo; assessor, J.J.
Umbauf; collector, Lewis C. Miller; magis
trate, Robinson Harder; overseer of the poor,
I Andrew J. Waldrop
The nominations are said to bo good ones,
and will, we understand, receive tbe cordial
support of the party in tbat township.
Can't See ll. —Fredericksburg wants na
to take back an old engine, sold by us to tbem
to put out any fire which might occur ihere ;
but we guess we shan't do it, unless she can
persuado Philadelphia to treat us the same
way. If you get bit you must stand It, a* we
bave to do. Ol one thing, you may b , lure,
I and that is, It you don't want to lose money, |
yon had better let our Council alone.
Prosperous—The notary business.
Mill-pond productions—Dead infant*.
In town—The Lynchburg Republican.
Hands off—The rosea in the Capitol Square.
- Btraoge—Strau* voting against an appropri.
VVheie were you last night when the gai
went out T "
The City Council met yesterday afternoon.
A happy party 1
The director* of Ihe Capitol Memorial Asso
ciation will meet this afternoon at 6 o'clock.
Moees, not viewingthe premised land from
the height* of Jefferson, has planted his rod in
A Q«od Witness. — Sandy Dunnivant, ol
Chester, Chesterfield county, was this morning
arrested and brought before U. 8. Commis
sinner M. P. Pleasants, charged with selling
liquor without having first settled wilh "Uncle
'« amu . el '" who re <l ui res the deposit of twenty
five dollars before commencing operations.
Five credible witnesses stated posi ively tbat
they had bought liquorjof Dunnivant at dif
ferent times, which would havo fastened the
cha-ge home upon Mr. D., but for the ready
and intelligent witness he produced for the
A young gentleman of Chesterfield, delight
ing in the attachment nf F. F. V". and presumed
to be a constituent of Judge Cox, came forward
and *wnrp positively tbat Dunnivant had not
sold liquor, for he bad never seen him do so.
( Rather negative evidence, this I and like tbe
Irishman, who said he could get fifty gintle
men to sware they niver saw him stale, ima.
glued he bad played tbe divil ) Tbat these
parties wbo had worked for Dunnivant were
in debt to him, he knew from the fact that he
had *een Dunnivant's books aod bad examined
the accounts between them.
The suspicions of tho district attorney being
aroused, be inquired nf tbe witness if be oould
read and write, when, lo 1 he announced, "I
cannot." This was a stunner tn the attorney,
wbo informed him he cnuld stand aside, nut
regarding bis testimony in relation to books
and accounts as of much service, as be could
neither read or write. This is a good subject
for free school consideration.
Dunnivant was admitted to bail in the sum
of $1,000, for his appearance at the next term
of the United States court, when it is pre
turned ho will make bis appearance, leaving
l the important witness for the defence "to
LigUs Out/—Wo can imagine that
many ludicrous scene* occurred last night,
Bhen ao many people found themselves in the
tuatinn of Moses (not our City Council ono,)
when the candle went out; but, as we were
trolling around in search of an item, did not
know what was going on inside of our many
parlor* and balls.
Many aiweetbeart, who wa* suspicious that
nme fond mother's eye was peering through
he keyhole, rejoiced, when he found himself
n total darkness, with the timid maiden
remblingly leaning on bim for protection, and
snatched many a stolen kiss before a light
oould be procured.
Equaliy charmed were tbe less innocent
whose only occupation is in robbing others of
their possessions. Tbey, too, had things their
own way, but we are not informed of any
stealage of any impirtance, except in our City
Council, who seem disposed to keep it up re
gardless of lights off or on.
A gentleman who sleeps in one of nur hotels
informed us tbat he was aroused by thu fire
alarm bells, and upon attempting to "light tbe
gas, found it impossible. Of course be could
come to no other conclusion than tbat a fire, in
tbe lower portion of the building, bad cut off
the gas connection.
Without pants, shoes or bat, he made a bur.
ried descent, and but for the total darkne**
would have presented a fearlul picture to all
whom he met. Darkness is sometimes prefer
able to light, and we imagine this gentleman
found it so, on ascertaining he was in no
danger. The cause of derangement bas been
! corrected and we will be permitted to light up
Police Court.— The following case-i wore
disposed of by Police Justice White this
i George Freeman, colored, charged with fe
loneously stealing a lot of clothing tbe proper
ly of Charles Dipner, was sent on for trial be
fore the grand jury tbis day.
Dallas Branch, colored, charged wilh being
a vagrant and a suspicious character, was sent
to jail in default of security for his future j
Wm Freeman, for unlawfully and feloneous
ly aiding and abetting in the robbery of the
house of Charles Dipner, was sent back until I
to morrow, to which time his case was contin
William Anderson, colored, for assaulting
and striking Squire Harris, was fined $2.50.
Augustus Owington, up for being drunk and
lying In tbe street, was warned and let off. ]
Political Meeting in Henrico. —A meet
ing of the Republicans of Fairfield township,
Henrico county, was held yesterday at the
Franklin house, which nominated a ticket to
be supported by the Republican party of tbat
township. During the making of spee-h-s, a I
professed Republican was charged with plscirg
io the hand* of colored men, Democratic tick- I
ets. for the purpose of fleceiving them, wbo
d, nied the charge by calling the speaker, Ma- I
jor Annable, a liar, who replied by knocking
bim down. If these be the facts, and we bave
no reassn to dnubt ihetn, the traitor received
exactly what be daierved, and should be •
warning to all such men in the future.
The alarm of fire last night was turned
In from box No. 17, corner of third and Duval
streets between one and two o'clock, and
turned out to be false. Our efficient fire bri
gade was promptly on hand,grateful no doubt,
at finding their services were not wanted.
It is believed that some unauthorised and
villainous person bas obtained possession of a
key to tbe fire-boxes, and used it last night
to create a false alarm It ia lo be hoped, who
ever he may be, that he will aonn be discovered
and a just punishment awa-ded him, for his
A Good Appointment —Mr. Thomia S 1
Dabney, for a time route agent in the mail ser
vice on tbe Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, baa
been appointed inspector of tobacco, snuff and
cigars, for tbe fourth revenue district, in room
ol a good Democrat, who has held the office
fur a number nf years. We are glad to see
such changes, and bnpe they will continue until
there will not be one of them left to tell tbe
Afar! So. —lt has been intimated that the
twelfth man ofthe Sands jury, who is in favor
of the acquittal of the prisoner, i* from Rich- |
iiinud. We are informed upon good authority
that thi* ii not really the case, and tbat if the
jury stands as reported, eleven for one, tbat
the one for acquittal is from Alexandria.
Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Freight.
It is officially reported that tho Soutbside
bridge, near Lynchburg, is la a forward state
of completion, and that freights for the South
west over the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio
railroad will be received at the Danville depot I
on and after to day as usual.
For Brazil —The British brig Waif
Captain foulden, arrived in tbis port yester
day from New York. She Is oonsigned to
Messrs. Haxall & Crenshaw and the Qalleg*)
Mills, and will take a cargo of flour to tbo
Henrico County Convention. —A conven
tion of the Republicans of Brooklyn, Tuckaboe
aod \ in ma townthips, will be held at tba
court-house on to-morrow at noon, for tbe
purpose of nominating a ticket for each of
Madison Ward Club. —There will be •
meeting of tbis club to night at half past eight
o'clock. A full attendance is desired, aa im
portant business will be attended to. Prominent
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Letter r, am Petertbartr.
Petersburg, May 16, 1871.
I To the Editor ofthe Stale Journal.
An adjourned meeting jf the City Coun-
I cil was held yesterday. The businesi trans
acted was unimportaut, but an immenae
crowd of Republicans were present, as it
was currently believed that the C udcil
Were about to consolidate the »• cond with
the third ward, and the fourth with the
fif.h ward, tberehy putting a strong Deni
litic with a weak Repuh'ican waid in
1 case, so as to carry tbeir Democratic
ncilmen in on the consolidated ticket.
ne Index this mnrning tries tncouvince
readers that "our Councilmen never
such intention." We have positive
ranees from Democratic Coßncilmen
such was their intention, and the only
on it was 11.it carried out was because
"■"V could not do it. There were some
legal obg'a-'es. And besides, they "feared
the people." Some of tbeir wisnst heads
warned them against the nv>ve. The peo
ple would not submit to it, and tbey would
lose more than they would gain. The fact
is we would unduuhtedly have carried all
ibe wards, if consolidation had beeu
effected for such swindling purposes as
were in the hearts of tho authors of tbis
gerrymander Ni\ 3.
In addition to the officers to be chosen
at our election on tbe 26th instant, as
stated in my last letter, we have to vote
on the question of a subscription by tbe
I'ity of Petersburg of a quarter of a mil
lion of dollars tn aid in the construction of
a railroad from Petersburg to Nnrth Caro
lina, through tae counties of Dinwiddie,
Brunswick and Mecklenburg. This propo
sition will undoubtedly be defeated.
A large number of substautial citizens
of both parties have grave doubts as to the
investment ever becoming a paying one
either directty or indirectly. And in addi
tion to that, the organization of the road
in the bands of our political opponents,
and Republicans are heartily tired of the
plan of putting power in tbe hands of our
political enemies by our own votes—pow
er which they invariably uso to defeat us
at the polls, and in every other way to
cripple onr influence for good.
There was to have been a publio discus
sion of tbe railroad question last night,
but the weather prevented. The meeting
fir that purpose will take place to-morrow
night at the court-house. "Politics will
bo excluded," and the merits of the ques
tion only are to be debated, so the friends
ofthe road say. We will see. It will be
a notable event. If a genuiuo Southern
Democrat can be found that will discuss
any issue before the public without intro
ducing politics, Barnum ought to have
BTHe Civil War tn France.
COMMUNE IN A BAD WAY —THE PEACK
A London dispatch says that the bonds
of the city of Paris loan, to the extent of
750.000 francs, have been stolen. A
warniug against their negotiation baj been
sent to all European banks.
The London Echo of the 15th says a
dispatch received that evening from Berlin,
gives some additional particulars of the
treaty of peace negotiated at Frankfort.
Tho document contains seventeen articles
and three supplementary clauses." The
French are to restore all the vessels cap
tured during the war, and refund their
value iv cises where tbe vessels have been
sold. The navigation clause of the treaty
of 1862 is to b« maintained. A 1 duties
aro to be abolished in Alsace for six
A dispatch from Paris, dated Sunday
evening, says that General Dimbrowski
ordered that all ihe officers refusing tonbey
their superior officers should be shot It is
stated thut soven meu and a number of
young women, bearing an ambulance with
1 red cross, were refused qunrter hy the
04th rpgiment of the line, who shot fivo of
their number. The batteries at Moutre
tout are firiug heavily on Paris. General
Russel is reported in Belgium.
The London Times special from Paria
says Pyatt openly declared the 'nil of the
Comtnutie to be imminent. Tbe National
Guards decline tn tnareh.and talk nf m.en
ing gates tn the Versaiilists General Dom
lirowtki's orders are not obeyed. The wo
men nf Paris interviewed the C mnuiiie
and demanded arms to fight the Versail
1 **> 1
The Extra Seaalon of tun Senate.
Washington, May .15 —The Senate met
his morning aud immediately went into
Executive session, and the Conimiitee on
Foreign Relations reported the High Com
nission treaty. Mr. Morton made a brief
peech explaining its provisions, when the
Seuate a Ijourned.
The German "peace" procession at Phil
adelphia yesterday was four hours'io p*ss
ng a given point. In gome ins'aoces
along the immense body the German,
'Yeiich and American flags were inter
Henri Drayton, the English opera
inger, died at Rochester, New York, yes
erday. He was formerly a member of
ie Richings' troupe.
The trial of Boulton aud Parks, impli
cated in porsoi.ating women in London,
Eng., has resulted in their acquittal.
The Assembly of Newfoundland is de
ating the Washington treaty, which
meets with great opposition.
The cable says the weather in England
resterday morning was favorable to the
Hanoheiter New* and Goastp.
Sad Case of Hydrophobia.—The young man
Starke, whom we mentioned yesterday aa
being ill, we are informed by Dr. Monteiro ha*
hydrophobia, and no hope is entertained of hi*
recovery. He was bitten by a dog about
eighteen months back, and has shown tome
signs for several days past that the attack Is of
a virulent and fatal character.
Judge Weiiiger's Court. — To-day, in the cat*
of Webb c«. J. M. Moody, the jury not agree
ing, they were discharged, and the case con
tinued until next term.
The Martin will ease is set for to-morrow.
The case nf Trabue vs. Danville Kailroad
Company was occupying tbe attention of tb*
Court when tbi* report closed.
Executive.— The members of the Fxecutive
Committee will meet to night at the Town ball.
All are requested to attend. Busioess demands
Republican Mee'ing.—Oa Thursday night at
the Oojoend Baptist church, a mass meeting
will be held. All a ;i requested to attend, to
hear aod to see, a* we are informed the noml-
Bitioos lor trustees, will be made at tbat time.