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T7OB JAMBS AND CHICKAHOMINY UIVEKS.
The fast and elegant Bide-wheel steamer PALI
SADE, Captain Chas. Nelson, will leave her wharf
at Ror-ketts for King's Mill Wharf, on James river,
on TUESDAY and SATURDAYS at 9 o'clock A.M,
connecting with the 12 o'clock train at City Point
from Petersburg. Returning;, will leave King's Mill
on WEDNESDAYS and MONDAYS, at 6 A. M.,
touching at all the regular landings each way.
Will leave her wha f at Rocketts for Binn's on
Chickahominy, THURSDAYS at 6 o'clock A. M., con
necting at City Point with the 7 o'cluck train from
Petersburg, touching at all the regular landing* on
James river down to Dillard'* Wharf, and all regular
landing* on Chickahominy. Returning, will have
Blnn'a on FRIDAYS at 6 o'clock A M.
Freight recoived from 12 o'clock Monday* to 9
o'clock A. M. Tuesdays, and from 12 o'clock to 6 P.
M. Wednesdays, and from 12 o'clock Fridays to 9 A.
Freight for Chickahominy will only bo received from
12 o'clock Wednesday* to 9 A. M. Thursdays.
All freight to way landings ninst he prepaid.
For further particulars, apply to Captain on board,
or to GBOROB L OURRIB, Agent,
at Cdriie k Co.'s, corner 18th and Cary streets.
WlflES AND LIU.IOR9.
No. 700 CORNER SEVENTH AND BROAD BTS.,
Mr. LOUIS KUKKR takes pleasure In notifying
hi* many ft lends and the public generally that he
has recently fitted up and opened the above place.
He keeps constantly on hand the finest LaGKK
BEER and ALE—both on draught and bottled for
family use; together with a choice selection of
WINKS and LIQUORS—both foreign and domestic.
Thankful for past patronage be solicitu the same
tn the future. my 17—lw
■ ADIBS' FEAST AND FESTIVAL,
AT VIRGINIA HALL,
Open. TO NIGHT (Tuesday) at -\! A o'clock, with de
licious Strawberries, Cream, Cakes,and Music; and
will continue on the AFTERNOON aud NUIIIT of
WEDNBBDAY and THURSDAY.
Dinner* furnished from Ito4P. M. Feast at 73**
P. M. Entertainment flrst-clas* in every respect.
Keauick's Band will discourse their best music
Proceed* to he applied to a must worthy object.
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Foil Monroe, Va., May 16th, 1871. j
SEALBD PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re
ceived at this office until 11 A. M. JUNB 20th,
1871. for furnishing the FRESH BEEF required by
tbe Subsistence Department U. S. A., at this station,
dnring six months, commencing July Ist, 1871.
Information a* to conditions, quality of Beef, pay
ment*, Ac, cau he obtained by application to
my 16—8t Ist Lt. 6th Arty, A. C. S.
CANDIDATES FOR oKKICK,
t .10 TEE VOTERS OF TCGKAUOE TOWNSHIP,
JL COUNTY OF HENRlCO:—Gentlemen—l have
tha honor to announce myself aa an Independent
candidate for the office of SUPERVISOR, and pledge
myself, if elected, to devote my time and talents to the
Interest* of every one, regardless of party or any
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
niy Hi—eodlt * JOHN B. JONES.
FOR RBHI' AND SALE,
TO RENT—FURNISHED HOUSE (first-oU**), ou
upper Franklin street. Can be rented by c.
small family for four months, or one or two years.
my 16—St* M. 11., Poaioffice Box 138.
WANTED— By two young gentlemen, a FUR
NISH KD ROOM.Iu a pleasant location, with
in ten minutes walk ol the Postofflce.
my 17—3t* Address G. P. P.
WANTED.— Two small neat HOUSES are wanted,
aud owner* of such cau find responsible, care
ful tenant, by applying to Tills OFFICE
WANTkD— Fifty WOMEN and GIRLS, lor pri
vate families iv New York, Brooklyn and
New Jersey ; wages $12 to $20 per month. Also,
fifty LUMP MAKERS, for tobacco factory in Brook
lyn, at high wages und regular work.
J. P. J USTIS, Labor Agent.
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1,1011 EVERY DESCRIPTION OF
No. 8 South Tenth Street.
BBST WORK AT LOW PRICES.
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A NATIONAL EXCHEHBER
l We print to-day, on our third page, a
. communication from tho New York Her
ald, which well deserves the attention of
our readers. It is agreed by all men of
. business experience, outside of banking in
stitutions and money-lenders, that we need
more money in circulation. It is quite as
obvious that tho present circulation is un
equally distributed, subject to unhealthy
disturbances, and wholly inadequate in
every way, to the needs of the country.
Our expanding business growing out of
the settlement of new regions and the dis
covery of new resources, has been embar
rassed and tbo development of the whole
country checked by want of money. For
years American Industry, the sturdy grow
ing child of a now continent, has boon
fettered by a restrictive financial policy.
Its young limbs have been dwarfed and
enfeebled, and its very life absorbed by
the process of compression.
Industry demands relief from this cruel
and ruinous poHcy. This relief must
come iv cheaper mone"y, moro equitably
distributed. Hugh McCullougb, a country
, banker, mado Secretary of tho Treasury
hy Mr. Lincoln, set back the industrial
growth of tho country ten years. True to
the education aud instincts of a banker, '
he thought the country was going to ruin >
because money was cheap. So he saga
ciously resolved to burn up the greenbacks
at the rate of four million's a month. A
Congress of financial babies permitted it
to go on until the cries of tortured indus
try aroused the West, and soon the whole
country, and tho destructive policy was
We commend to thoughtful attention
tbis article from the Herald. Our politi
cians generally have so much work to get
into office, and keep there, as to prevent
tho study of tbis class of questions. Men
who pay wages and earn them, tbe crea
tors of wealth, by the use of capital and
labor, who must meet maturing bills each j
day and week of thoir lives, can best study
finance. They know what torture comes .
from a tight money market for a single i
week ; what suro ruin if it be prolonged. ,
What we want is a wise plan by which
tbo whole community can avail itself of
its own credit to secure the instrument of (
' exchange, which we call money, in such
measure as it needs at cheap rates.
When Congress destroyed the convertabil
ity of the greenbacks at will, it Invaded a
sacred public right. We believe that it
should make the national currency con - ,
vertable into bonds bearing a low rate of i
interest, and bonds into currency again at '
tbo option of the holder. Then it should '
provide at onco for an issue of money .
equal to tho wants of business.
If our money is good, we cannot get I
too much of it in circulation. Mouey is '
tbe oil that lubricates the wheels of in
dustry. Give us cheap money, aDd we
will set the machinery in motion every
where, and fill tho land with plenty and
The dark and tricky ways of tho City
Council have often been referred to in our
paper. Wo proved to the tax-payers that
this body had deliberately squandered
large amounts of money. We are
watching tbe conduct of these gentlemen, [
and shall expose their acts, until they
show what bas become of the poople's
We hoped and expected to find the
Board of Education free from taint, but
the slating contract awarded Col. Ordway
is suspicious sb well as some other matters.
This Board bas raked and scraped the city
■ to find Democratic "gentlemen from Af
rica" to fill the positions of "janitor."
We are assured by an officer of tho old
Board that at tho expiration of its term
about $1,700 remaiued in the hands of the
treasurer to be turned over to the present
officials; but we have searched in vain for
an acknowledgment of the receipt of the
] amount, or any portion of it, in ths last
school report. On the contrary, we find
$414 outstanding claims from the old
Board of Education, which have been paid
out of the funds of the present year. This
looks badly, and should be inquired iuto, if
any one can bo found with authority to
; ventilate Democratic matters.
■ Where aro the seventeen hundred dol"
', lars ? Have they been paid over to the
present Board 1 If so, how have they
been disposed of 7 Is there a secret service
fund required by the Board of Education f
or has it been appropriated to pay Demo
[ cratio challengers and canvassers 7 The
- public is interested in these matters, and
is foolish enough to think that public
fuuds are not tbe personal property of
We await an answer. Where can the
seventeen hundred dollars be found ?
- European Emigration to Alabama.
At '.he request of Consul General Hitz, of
; Switzerlaud, and Coloe & Co., of Lorraine.
I J. J. Giers, of Alabama, made out a French
, aud a German report upon the condition
of tbat State. The German report has
been published in the Switzerland official
- papers. Tbe French report has been re
plied to by the arrival of two gentlemen
from Lorraine, wbo will visit Alabama
very soou and select a location for a colony
for their countrymen expected here in the
The most fashionable costumes for this
Summer will be grenadines, orgaudies and
muslius over colored skirts. A very nice
fashion for wearing out old dresses.
Lynchburg bas a cigar factory.
To-day will bo Memorial Day in Char
Tbo Hon. John F. Lewis lias boon upend
ing a few days in Lynchburg.
They are finding dead babies in Lynch
burg as well as we are here.
Circuit court for Alexandria county is
now in session, Judge Keith presiding.
Fields Cook, a well known colored man
in this city, is now in Lynchburg attend
ing tbe Baptist convention.
The Catholic Beneficial Society will hold
a State's Union of their different societies
at Alexandria on the 14th of June.
Boy. W. S. Whito, one of the oldest
Presbyterian divines in the State, is quite
ill at his residence in Lexington.
Two colored men from Washington were
deposited in the workhouse at Alexandria
a few days ago. A bad place to deposit I
George F. Crush is mado postmaster at
Lively Mount, Montgomery county, vice
E. J. Akers, resigned ; James C. Bobinson,
at Woodville, Bappanannock county, vice
W. W. Plantow, resigned.
A row occurred between two negroes at
a meeting in Amherst, on Saturday last, in
which one of them was struck on the head
with a stone, and will probably dia from
the effects of the blow.
The -Colored Baptist Convention at
Lynchburg, adjourned Saturday night last.
Tho meeting was largely attended and con
ducted with order, commending itself to tha
The Lynchburg News must be a sour old
Hinglishman, as his opinion of the Ameri
can Revolution leads us to believe. He is
at least fond of beef, if we are permitted
to judge from his appearance.
The schooner Rebecca, from Havre ie
Grace with coal for this city, sprung a leak
and Blink off Smith's Point on tho 13th
inst. The steward aud oue sailor were
drowned. The balance of tho crew wero
taken off by a passing brig and carried to
W. A. Strother is one of tho Conserva
tive nominees for the Council in Lynch
burg—a Richmond man.
[Ho must be an exception to Bichmond
councilmen generally, for Lynchburg wants
an honest Council]
Mr. W. H. Terrell has declined the nom
ination for assessor of the Charlottesville
Township. We are glad of this, as our
old friend is entirely too large to handle
himtelf with dexterity ; besides, he has
passed that ago of life when men are am
bitious to hold office. We thought the
Colonel lived in Bath !
Letter from Pel eraburfr
Petersburg, May 17, 1871.
To the Editor of the Stale Journal :
Meetings of Republicans were held last
night in tbe first and second wards of the
city, for the purpose of making nomina
tions of candidates to be supported in the
coming election for councilmen and jus
tices of the peace. The following nomi
nations were made:
First Ward. —Councilmen — Benjamin
S. Burch, James A. West, Albert Parker
and John T. Chissel. Justices of the Peace
—Johu Kearney and Alfred Crocker.
Second Ward —Councilmen—Alfred J.
Nicholas, George S. Bicbards, Samuel
Buth and James R. Stokes. Justices of
the Peace—Cornelius M. Hamlin, Jr., and
Democratic nominations for second ward
were made last night as fallows : Coun
cilmen— C. F. Collier, S. W. Venable, R.
Rugland and; J. S. Gilliam. Justices of
tho Peace—George H. Davis and R. F.
The Courier of this morning says :
We were informed yesterday that about
fifty men have been promised the sum of five
dollars provided they would vote tbe Radical
As that ia about ten cents apiece, as
near as you can get at it, you will perceive
that voters are quoted at a very low figure
in our market. Perhaps the commodity
may take a rise before tbe 25th instant.
If so, the "Badicals" are doing well to
take advantage of present quotations.
But, speaking of the Courier, I wish
seriously to compliment that paper, It is
really far in advance of its contemporary
tho Index, in tho enterprise displayed in
its local columus. Tho most important
local matter in the former this morning is
the nominations made last night. The
latter says nothing about them. Harry
will have to spur up, or his late employer
will distance bim in the race.
The Flood in Alabama.—The Mobile
(Ala.) Tribune, of Thursday, 11th instant,
contains details of the disastrous flood
which visited a portion of that State
between tbe Thursday and Monday preced
ing. At Enterprise the waters rose above
the counters of the shops, doing a damage
which is ascertained iv dotail to exceed
$30,000 among tbe storekeepers of that
town. Bridges have been generally washed
away, and within the corporate limits the
damages were not less than $40,000. At
the plantations and mills iv tbe immediate
neighborhood the property destroyed equals
$16,000. The Mobilo and Ohio railroad
sustained various damages, and for several
days travel was suspended. Probably tbe
largest aggregate loss falls upon the farm
ers, many of whose crops are destroyed at
a season when it is too late to repair the
damage. The waters rose four feet above
the great freshet of 1865, aud three feet
above tbe point assigned by tradition to
tbe flood of 1833, the highest ever kuowu.
A feud between two farmers, named
Cain and Summers, living near Owens
burg, Ky., has culminated in an attack
with firearms by Summers and his wife
upon Cain, who was crossing their farm
against their order. Cain, after being
slightly wounded, seized the pistol from
Summers and shot and mortally wounded
him and his wife.
The steamer Lady Colebrock was burned
Saturday night at sea. The ship Glory of
the Seas, ashore near Bircan, N. 13., was
floated by the aid of seven tugs nnd pro
ceeded to sea. Salvage claimed is $18,
Changeable silk dresses are no longer
considered fashionable or stylish,
U. S. Circuit Court. —Tbe case of Hen
ry Smith vs. City of Richmond wis heard in
this Court yesterday. Tbis is a suit for the
vilue of liquors destroyed It tbe storo of
plaintiff, on tbe corner of Cary and Virginia
streets, in tbis oity, on tbe evening before the
evacuation by the rebels, on tho 3d day of
April, 186J, under a resolution of the City
Council, passed that evening, in anticipation
of the entry of tbo Federal forces The de
fendant demurred to the declaration, which is
on a contract, on the ground tbat the contract
to pay for all liquors destroyed by the commit
tee appointed by tbe Council to destroy the
same bad not given a receipt therefor, as re
quired by tbe resolution referred to. The
Court held that the receipt was not a part of
tbo contract, but merely required as evidence,
md overruled tbe demurrer. The defendant
thereupon moved far leave to file a special plea
setting forth that as the liquors would havo
been destroyed anyhow by tbe fire which af
terward* destroyed that part of tbe city, tbat
the liquors were enrirely worthless, and con
sequently tbe plaintiff could not recover ; tbat
tbe value must be assessed at its value in
Richmond under those circumstances. Tbe
plaintiff also demurred to this plea. Tbe
court, in sustaining tho demurrer, remarked
that all liquors in tbe city at tbat time were
situated alike—the liquors in stores in the
burnt district were as valuable as those in
parts of the city not destroyed, and tbe fact
that an article is afterwards destroyed, does
not decrease tbe value at the time it was de
stroyed by order of the Council, The plaintiff
claims damage to the amount of $2 800. The
case was submitted to the court without the
intervention of a jury, lt will probably be
decided before the adjournment of the conrt
for tbe term.
Tbe case of James M. Simms vs. Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Co. and
tbe Washington and Potomac Steamboat Co.,
was before the Court to-day. This is s suit
brought by a colored man against tbe Company
for ejecting him from tbe first class cabin to
one on tbe lower deck of an inferior character,
on board the steamboat 'Keyport," Captain
Hollingshead, between the City of Washington
and Aquia Creek in this State.
Tbe plaintiff testified that ho was a resident
of Savannah, Georgia, was a member of the
Legislature of that State, and having been
appointed a member of a committee to visit
Washington on business c uinected with the
State, bad been in Washington, and having
made his arrangements to return, he applied
at tbe ticket office for a ticket to Savannah,
Georgia, and remarked to the agent that if tbe
first-class ticket would not protect bim from
insult and indignity, which he had experienced
on other routes, and on tbe southern part of
this roate, he would purchase a second-class
The agent assured him be would hive no
reason to complain and that ha would be
treated with proper respect, and sold bim 1
through ticket to Savannah for $30. This was
on the 10th of February, 1860. The next
morning he went on board the "Keyport," and
seated himself in tbe cabin on tbe upper deck,
set apart for first-class passengers. Afterward
walking forward, he met a gentleman whom
be took to be the captain, wbo told him ho
onght to go below. Simms replied tbat be wai
very comfortable where he waa, and thought
he would remaitn. The captain then told
bim be must go, and took bim by tbe collar
and hind and forcibly ejected him from the
cabin down a flight of steps to the other deck.
Simms refused to go into tbe cabin designated
by tho captain as the proper plaeo for bim,
and remained on deck exposed to the weather
for more than three hours, until he reached
Evidence waa introduced by the defendants
to prove tbat the place into which the plaintiff
was forced, was in all respects as good in ac.
commodations as the saloon on tbe upper deck,
and other testimony as to the liability of the
different companies sued. The case is still be
ing heard as we go to press, but will probably
be concluded to-day.
Buried al Hollywood —We found upon
a recent visit to Bollywood, the graves of three
late members of the Federal army, which are
the only ones bearing such inscriptions as to
enable us to recognise tbem.
We give below the names of those buried
there, with the dates of their death, and the
companies of which they were members :
Anton Marz, Co. X, 11. S. 1., died October
Private Henry Pryor, Co. G, 11th U. S. 1.,
died October, 1867. Aged 24 years.
Otto Peters, musician, Post Band, Richmond,
Va., died November 7th, 1867, aged 34 years,
These graves ire said tb be directly in the
course of one of our city streets, wbich may
some day pass over them. Why their remains
have not been moved, we are at a loss to know?
While strewing flowers over the graves of
your own loved dead ones, will not, some young
lady possess a heart of sufficient magnitude to
induce her to drop on* single bud above those,
who, although fighting under a different ban*
ncr, still exhibited heroic virtue in defending
the causa of his country. No nobler act, we
believe, could be done this day than this.
Still Around. —Wo notice tbo remarka
ble disposition exhibited by a number of mem
bers of the late Legislature, to gather around
Richmond, when they doubtless dream sweetly
of the past—but alas t awake to realize tbat it
is no more I With it have passed into oblivit n,
witb many of them, all the various railroad
enterprises wbich furnished the best of meat
and drink, besides an almost unlimited amount
of current funds. We bave no doubt that a
visit to Kichmond is more agreeable to num
ber* of them tban a residence among an augry
constituency. While we lose much by their
absence trom Richmond, we would suggest
that considerable business is on their hand* at
home, which deserves attention between now
Police Court. —Tbe following cane< were
disposed of by Police Justice White this
Lucy J. Anderson and Kllen Willis, colored,
charged with being vagrants witb no visible
means of support, were warned and let off.
John Reardon was charged with perjury in
making oath on distress warrant that $9 50
wa* due bim from Lucien Johnson, for the
rent of rooms, knowing at tbe time tbat he did
not owe it. The case was continued until to
Jacob Brown and Ellen Brown, charged witb
threatening John Reardon, had their case con
tinued until to-morrow.
Isaac Cole, colored, chargetl with being a
lunatio, sent to jail and commission ordered.
Drunk. —To-day about 12 o'clock, a
white man, evidently under tho influence of
some strong stimulant, feeling himself too
weary to oontinue erect, stretched bis gigantic
frame on the soft side of tbe pavement, on
Miin street, neir tbe postoffice, where no
doubt he imagined he would bave an undis
turbed snooze. Pitying the sorrows of a poor
old cuss, he was gently elevated from his re
clining position by two colored barbers, who
kindly started him on his wild career. Draws
ing Pa, pen-knife, keen and whetted for the
fray, he passed up tbe street stabbing at every
body he met, among whom was to be found
men of all oolors and professions except one,
and tbat noble exception was— the perlice. He
never stabbed it one of them, beciuse there
was nary one in sight. Election time draws
nigh, which may account for tbeir scarcity.
The Japanese. —lt would hive required
1 considerable inducement to prevent us from
ittending tbe second performance of tbis
popular troupe. We were there on time,
together with in ludience crowding the large
and commodious building in which tbey ex
Our time will not permit ua to deacribe in
detiil the wonderful exhibitions of deception
pricticed upon the human eye, but we are
compelled to acknowledge tbat the troupe is
composed of none but first-class performers, all
of wbom work with a determination to please
To-night tbey will exhibit for tbe last time,
and all who have not seen tbem are urged to
go, pledging ourselves that none will come
I ornl llsiku
Kept busy—Japanese fans.
Nice— ihe Strawberry feast.
Small—Weisiger'* hat brush.
Ascension Day—To. morrow.
Discharged—Tbe Sands Jury.
Still fashionable—Notaries Public
On a run—People at Hollywood.
Pretty—New style hat* for ladies.
Who are they I—Qood Conservatives.
The weather is bad for saiing howdy 1
Driving a good trade—The oity eirs.
In a hurry—Gentlemen in linen clothes.
Getting wet—Tbe crowd at Hollywood.
First advance—ss,ooo by the City Council.
Heavy on policemen—Not to visit bar-rooms
Seasonable—Serenading tho Belles by moon
Want to go home to their Ma's-Cbildren at
Heavy on tho Disjmtch— Tho Nitional Fi'r
ginian. See it.
Perhaps tho gas escaping in tho evening, had
something to do with thu datkness of night
Juvenile Africans not going to school are
advised to prepare for the coming blackberry
Out of place—Greeley in New Orleans; Cos
wardin in Norfolk. Our sympathies are extend
ed both communities.
The Governor bas ordered tbe offices in the
Capitol to be closed to-day. Did he issue a
similar one on the 22d of February 7
If the Neios could be made to grow by
handling the fertilizers of the Journal it
would be well enough to lay aside its youthful
Memorial Ceremonies. —To-day has
been looked forward to by our citizens witb
bright anticipations, it being named as the oc
casion to decorate the graves of the Confede
rate dead, now sleeping at Hollywood. Ths
morning gave poor promise of fair weather,
and great fears were entertained that the cere
monies would be interrupted by rain. For
some bouts about the middle of tbe day, bow
ever, the clonds dispersed, and the sun shone
forth in radiant Bplendor; but later in tbe
evening dull, heavy clouds again covered the
sky, and the rain fell briskly and still contii,
ues as we go to press.
Four car loads of ladies and gentlemen ar
rived from Petersburg tbi* morning, and ire
taking part in tbe proceedings. Large num
bers have crowded tbe street cars from early
morning until the present hour, a* well aa the
numerous hacks and wagons called into re
We are unable at this time to give any defi
nite account of tbe pioceedingson tbegrounds,
but are informed that tbe place is crowded
witb large numbers of visitors and an abun
dance oi flowers, which are being scattered
profusely over the so'diers' graves.
On entering tbe gate, you behold a beauti
ful arbor composed of evergreens and rare
flowers, encircling Valentine's bust of General
Lee, the construction and management ol
which is under the charge of Mrs. Wallace.—
Our morning cotemporaries wilt be able to
givo a full and accurate description of the
Jeaioux. — Democrats who are so prn
scriptive and mean themselves that they pre
sume to be one requires a man to be like them
selves, take occasion to censure members of
their party ot whom we occasionally speak in
favorable terms. To «|| sacn| we have only to
say, tbat when we find one of tbeir party a
just and conscientious man hi,Hj n g office, no
consider the occasion one of such ra.xiy that we
notice it as a matter of importat news. Pre
cious few of you ever hear from us favorably,
and when you do, you may rely upon it that
you bave selected a .7000! officer, a faithful
public servant, who by his action is entitled to
tbe respect of all just men; and who will re
ceive it in spite of your dissatisfied attitude.
Suitable —The Democrats have at last
succeeded in finding suitable places to nominate
tbeir candidates lor the next City Council.
Even this has disappointed us, as we thought
it impossible to find sucb places, but it seems
we were mistaken. Tbe heavy part of the job
is still on their hands, which is finding suitable
candidates. This will be bard to do, as busi
ness men will not havo tbe time to devotes
couple of years to correcting tbe financial
accouuts of tbe going out concern, neither
would they be willing to occupy the dirty seats
soon to be vacated, without a thorough scrub
bing. Nous verrons.
Appointment. —Judge Bond, on yester
day, appointed Fletcher n. Mays, Esq., of
Botetourt county, United States commissioner
for the Western District of Virginia. We
have known Mr. Mays for a number of years,
and while we know bim to be an old school
Democrat, we are satisfied if it is possible for
one to do tbe fair thing between parties, Fletch
er H. Mays is that Democrat. His sense nf
justice and honor is too great to bave us believe
that be will not do right.
Personal. —Hon J. H. Noble, late mem
ber of the Legislature Irom the county of
B uckioghatn, arrived in tbe city last evening.
Weobiserve that Mr. George N. Gwatbmey,
formerly of the firm of W. & G. N. Gwatb.
mey, produce and commission merchants, bas
connected himself with tbe firm of Cbalkley &
Anderson, Exchange buildings, iv tho same
line of business. Mr. Gwatbmey's well known
business qualifications will prove a valuable
acquisition to tbe firm.
Insane. —The friends of Mr. Alfred
Ring, an old citizen of Richmond, will rvgret
that he bas shown unmistakable signs of insan
ity, and tbat a commission bad to be ordered
in his case yesterday.
Tbe commission in the case of Bridget Kelly,
Justices Meredith, McCormick, and W. Hall
Crew met yesterday, but postponed action lor
Neio House. —Mr. Louis Euker, a gen
tleman well known in tbis community as an
experienced and popular dispenser of liquors,
bas taken the bouse corner ol Seventl. and
Broad streets, where he bas supplied himself
with an assortment of first-class liquors, wines,
cigars, &c., whicb he offers to his friends and
the publio generally, wbo are driakably in
clined, at short notice and on reasonable terms.
Call aud see Louis I
A Warning. —Persons bringing produce
to tbe first mat ket are very much incommoded
by having market alley blocked ap with empty
wagons and by horses being fed there duriug
market hours. If we are not mistaken there
is an ordinance prohibiting tbis nuisance.—
Will the very efficient clerk of tbat market see
that tbe ordinance is enforced in all cases of
The Lawyers. —The case against tho
lawyers which has been before Justice White,
for sometime, tbey having refused to pay the
license tax assessed against tbem by the city,
has been heard and decision reserved until
to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock.
Festival. —Those who desire to aid in a
good cause, and at the same time spend 1
pleasant evening, should visit Virginia Hill,
where tbe ladies are holding a festival and
feast. Tbey have everything that ia good and
nice to satisfy tbe appetite, and merit a liberal
patronage. Call and see tbe ladies 1
Shot Himself. —A man named Bobinson,
while hunting in the woods, in Henrico last
Sunday, accidentally shot himself. Tbe charge
ol the gun tore oil' a portion of the flesh from
bis cheek, and otherwise injured him about tbe
face. Un has probably made up hia mind that
Sundiy is not tbe day for hunting.
Houses Wanted. —A friend is ad vert slug
for two small, neat houses. If such can be
bad, responsible and good tenant* are ready to
The Nominee* of the Mechanic*.
To the Editor of the State Journal
The Stats; Journal will greatly please the
mechanics nf the city of Richmond by keping
prominent the names of tbe gentlemen select
ed by the Richmond Mechanic*' Trade. Union,
•a cindiditea for the City Conncil in the ap
proaching election. Tredeoar Mem.
We take pleasure io complying with the
ibove request, md wnold ante tbit we bive
received other* of a similar purport in the last
day or two, fram other portion, of tbe city.
Should any of tbe nime. in the li.t be found
wron*;, tbe necessary correction will be made.
The nomination* are as follow* t
Edwaro C. Crump. Daniel H. Allxt.
Charles H. Talbott. Jas. E. Pini.Lrrs.
Charles W. Allen. Chai. T. Davis.
Georok BimiAKiH. Thos. H. Wynne.
Georoe J. Hooper. John J. Kiko.
Wilkinson G. Freeman. J. W. Oilman.
Judge rmlrrwK <l and the Virginian
Richmond, May 17th, 1871.
7*o the Editor of the Sia'e Journal.
In the National Virginian of this morning, I
am reported aa having aiid that "I recently
heard Judge Uoderarood .tate that he hid
fnrmed a club of twenty subscribers for the
State Journal, and that be bad nearly com
pleted another." When Judge Underwood
used the language attributed to him ibove, it
was not in reference to the State Jour
nal, is I am reliably informed, but the "Hew
York Independent" "which be then held in hi.
bind, and which I supposed to be the Jour
A reference wis mide by me to the rapid
increase in the circulation of the State Jorjft
nal to a gentleman ; and as one evidence, re
ferred to the language of Judge Underwood,
which I supposed referred to the Journal, but
which referred, aa I hive stated, to the Inde
Tbis correction I deem due to Judge Under
* H. V. Graves.
Look to tbe Flower* on tha Orav...
Richmond, May 17, 1871.
To the Editor of the Ststte Journal.
To the custom of decorating the grave* of
the Confederate dead it Hollywood md other
cemeteries around and about Richmond, I
have ever accorded due pniae, notwithatand
ing the fact tbat I bave looked uDon it a* one
more cheap tban patriotic or commemorative.
But I must object to the custom that ha. here
tofore existed of visiting the grave* of the dead
who deep in other cemeteries, aud .tripping
'them of the flower* placed there by the band
of affection, in order tbat tbey may be deposi
ted on tbe grave, of Hollywood* deid.
Tbe wife of ibe writer informs him that on
visiting her section in Sbockoe Hill Cemetery,
on last evening, *he found large crowds of
persons engaged in the occupation of plucking
tbe flower* and stripping tbe evergreen* grow
ing over the dead, for tbe purpose of taking
then* to Hollywood. We would remind tbe
parties engaged in this business, tbat thia con
duct docs not meet witb the approval of those
who bave relatives and friends buried in the
Termer cemetery, and hope thit it will be
•topped in tbe future. A Sufi-rues.
Ulaurhtsttr News, and Goaslp.
Judge Weisiger's Court.— In this Court to
day, tbe case of Trabue vs. the Danville Rail
road Company, was argued at length and
given to tbe jury, who, not agreeing, were
discharged, and tbe case continued till the
The Martin will case was then taken up, and
owing to tbe absence of a witness postponed un
til Monai> 7 naxt.
The case of the *•***<* nf *T***jm against Ma
son, will be taken up to-morrow at ete>»
In tbe case of Bagger against Andrewa, an
item in it wis non-suited, and the jury dis
charged until tomorrow at eleven o'clock.
Republican Conference Meeting.— At thi.
meeting some important business wa. trins
acted preparatory for tbe mass meeting Thurs
day night, at the Colored Baptist church. We
are requested to urge all to be prompt in at
tendance at tbi) meeting, as it is probable
this will be the last tbat will be held prior
to the election on the 25th.
Executive Meeting. —The Cocaervative Exe
cutive Committee met last night, and tbe fol
lowing business was transacted : Alter an elo
quent sddreaa from Col. Amber., urging tbe
party to stand by the nominees made on last
Saturday night, and not to tike into consider!,
tion tbe men, but the principles of the party,
i motion wa* adopted to make the vigilance ,
committee fifty in place ol twenty -Aye, a. waa
adopted at the last meeting.
Fun in Court.—During the .eiion of Judge .
Weisiger'* court this morning, an old colored
woman wa* called up to show cau.e wby .be
should not be fined for failing to attend court as
a witneai in the Martin will oue. When .he
waa interrogated by the judge, she tremblingly
exclaimed, "I hope de gemmen* will not put
di* poor oritter on dat jury I" She wis ex
A Card. —The reporter of the Journal from
Manchester doe. not belong to tbe Radical
party, but to the Mechanics' Trades Union.
He is a friend to humanity, and will do all i
within his power to do that whicb will produce
tbe greater amount uf good to tbe larger (
number. He don't want office now.
McKINNON—May 16th, His* MARIA h. M..KIN I
NON. iv the 46th year of her age.
MYERS— In Norfolk, Va., Msj 13th, JOHN MoRO.
IU X, son or MaJ * A. and Mary 11. Myers, aged 2
rpHIS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAKHLr.
I for the Benefit of the Widows aud Orphans of
the Southsrn States.
DISTRIBUTION No. 333. KVEsma Mat 16.
17 77 43 2b 60 59 di 31 10 66 36 70 60
UISTRIBUTION No 333 Morwino Mit IT
■ 0 35 70 81 60 M 21 9 66 41 li 2b 48
Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., thi* 17th .isi
or May. 1871.
SIMMONS A CO., 0. Q. TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATE" OK 11AKKLK, can be purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABNKY, at rho Branch offico, No
8, "tpoot ono Hnnr from Mitfn
TN TIIK DISTRICT COURT OF THB UNITKD
1 STATKS, for the Kastern District of Virginia.
In th* nutter of Thomas W Hix, bankrupt
At Riehmoud, Va . this 16th day of May, 1571.
TO WU M IT MAT CONCERN:
P eiso tike notice, that a petition has beeu pre
ssured to the Hon. John C Underwood, Judge ut* said
District Court, in Baukruptcy, by Win II Allderdice,
assignee of the estate ol said baukrupt, to Ball the
real estate belonging to said bankrupt, free from all
liens and encumbrance* thereon.
This la to give notice to all persons Interested, that
in the terms of Baid petition an order bas been issued
by the Judge aforesaid, for all persons who may be
interested in aaid estate, to appear beforo Register
W W Forbes, at his office, in the *ald city ot Rich
tuoud, on the Ist day of June, 1871, at 10 o'clock A
M, and show cause, if auy they have, why such order
should not be granted. WM II ALLDKRDICK,
my 17—Waw Assignee.
IN THB DISTRICT COURT 0» THB UNITED
I STATES for ths Kastern District of Virginia.
Iv the matter of Napoleon B Richards >n, bank
At Richmond. Va., this 16th day of Miy, 1871.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Pleas) Mke notice, that a i etiti.in has been pre
sented tn the Hon. John C Underwood, Jadg* ot said
District Cvnr<, In Daukruptcy, by Wm II Alld«rdice,
assignee of the estate of s%ld bankrupt. 11 sell the
real estate belonging to said bankrupt, free from all
lieu* mad encumbrance* tbareon.
This I* to give notice tn all persons interested, that
In th* terms of said petitiou an order has been Issnsd
by the ndge afirssaid. fir all persors who may be
Interested in said es'a c, to appear before Register
WW Fo bis, at his office, in the said city of Rich
mond, on the Ist diy of June, 1871, at 10 ('clock A
M, ami show cause ff auy they have, why sucb order
should not be granted. WM II AIXDKRDICB,
my 17—W2w Assignee.
THE LATEST NEWS
W»«liln«lmi tTsw. and Qoastp.
The Southern Claims Commission on
Tuesday, was occupied with tbe cases of
Wm. Crutchfield. of Chattanooga, Term ,
$82 808 10; John T. Armstrong, of
Alexnnilri*, Va., $2 827 28; David M.
Muierrsbough, of Luxgley, Va., $12,
--006 75; and Dtn'l H. IWrett, of Falls
Church, Va ,$2 897 26 Over one thou
sand claims have been filed with tbe Com
mission, amounting to several millions of
dollars. To-day there will be heard the
caß"s uf Henry McWilliatns, Hm. Lewis
McKenzie, of A'exai.dria, Va., and James
Nokes, of Nukesville, Va.
Hon. Reverdy Johnson, Ex-Minister to
England, who has been in Washington
much of the time since the submission of
the treaty to the Senate, and had many
consultations with both the Republican
and Democratic Senators on the subject, is
represented as being very decided in the
opinion that tbe treaty sbould be ratified.
The Secretary of State has under con
sideration a new extradition treaty with
England. It will be tbe most complete
and extensive treaty of that character ever
entered into, and will contain provisions
for extradition for all crimes known to our
civil laws above the graJe of mere petit
larceny and offences of a small degree.
Lieut. Gen. Sheridan arrived in Wash
ington Tuesday morning, and bad inter
views with tbe President and Secretary of
War. He will soon return to Chicago to
resume command of the military division
of Missouri, witb his headquarters in that
Mrs. Julia Tyler Spencer, daughter of
ex-President Tyler, died suddenly at the
residence of her husband, Mr. Wm. H.
Spencer, near Genessee, New York, Mon
It is estimated at tbe internal revenue
bureau that the amount of tax on divi
dends, due under the decision of the At
torney General, for the last five months of
1870, will amount to nearly $5,000,000.
Judge Robert Rose was found dead in
his bed yesterday morning, he having died
suddenly, from natural causes. He was a
native ol New Tork, but spent most of bis
life in Virginia, Texas and California.
Col. Robert Boiling, of Petersburg, has
been nominated by the President as asses
sor for the second (Va.) district, vice Bow
The Civil War in Franc*.
THE ATTACK ON PARIS—ENTRY OF GOV
ERNMENT TROCPS IN THB CTTT.
Ijondon, May 16, A. M.—The latest dis
patches from Paris slate tbat the Commune
reports the Versaillists repulsed at Neuilly.
General Muson. chief of staff, has been ar
rested. La Liberie says tbe government
troops entered Paris through treuches at
Porte Maillot and Auteuil. The entry of
tbe government troops at Point dv Jour is
Paris, Monday night, May 15.—An ex
traordinary sight was presented in Place
Voorlomn to day. At an early hour thou
sands of people assembled to witness tbe
demolition of tbe column. It was ar
ranged tbat the column should fall toward
Rue de la Paix. M. Abodie, ao engineer,
expressed confidence that a concussion
would be tbe result. The inhabitants of
Place Vendome and adjoining Btreets feared
that the fall ofthe column would crush in
the sewers, destroying tbe foundations of
At 4 o'clock this afternoon one million
and a half francs were offered by some
wealthy citizens to the Commune to save
tbe column. All preparations had been
completed by 6 o'clock, when a member of
the Commune appeared and ordered the
demolition postponed until 2 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. He said the act of
justice, as decried by the Commune, was
best done by daylight. A tri-colored flag,
which bad been fastened to the leg ot tbe
Emperor, fell amid the cheers of the as
Versailles, May 15.—1t has now been
determined that the assault shall take place
to-morrow. There are 60,000 men in the
Bois de B.mlogue, ready for the signal to
attack. The Versaillists have dug trenches
close to the ramparts. The breach near
Vertuil gate is large enough to admit two
omnibusses. The ditcb around the ram
parts ia still unoccupied. Paris is firing
very feebly, and there is every appearance
of dissensions within the walls. More
than 28,000 projectiles were hurled into
the city within tbe last twenty-four hours
by the Versaillists.
Ber'in, May 16. —Orders have just beeu
issued by the war department for the re
turu from France of the regiments of the
royal guards representing every arm of the
service. The public entry into Berlin is
expected to be made in about six weeks.
DEFECTION AMONG THE INSURGENTS,
Paris, May 10.— (New York World
Special ) —An organization of many thou
sands exists ready to rise against the Com
mune immediately the Versaillists assault
the ramparts. The Commune to-day split
into two factions, each at open war with
The Versaillists effected three practica
ble breaches, and bave massed a large
number of troops within five hundred
yards of the ramparts.
The destruction of life and property by
the bombardment in tbe American quar
ter to-day was fearful.
A number of persons attending a pic-nic
at Palmyra, Mo., wire poisoned Saturday
evening by some roughs putting tartar
emetic iv tho spring. Nine persous seri
ously poisoned, five are not expected to
live. The roughs first tried to break up
the party, but failing in tbat, poisoned tbe
While a sheriff at Usage Mission, Kansas,
was attempting to arrest a desperado, last
Thursday, the latter drew a pistol and
killed Cbus. Mills, who was assisting the
sheriff; also, wounding the sheriff and an
other man belonging to the sheriff's posse.
John Ryan, a notorious ruffian, wbo
murdered M» Sarah Owen, residing near
Mayfield, Ky., in 1868, and committed a
number of daring robberies In Southern
Kentucky, about that time, wag arrested
in Arkansas a few days since and taken to