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de a HARRY J. STEEL, Agent.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
FOR THE SALE
PURCHASE, AND EXCHANGE OF
The undersigned has opened an office at i
SI2H Main street, (Statu Journal building,)
a few doors above ihe Post-office, Rich
mond, Virginia, for the SALE, PURCHASE
AND EXCHANGE OF REAL ESTATE, and
1 spcctfully requests all persons placing propsr- |
ty in his hands for sale or exchange, 10 furnish i
kirn, if possible, with a plat of the same, as also |
. description of soil, advantages, Ac.
Citizens of the Northern States, who desire to
emigrate to a milder climate, Buch as Virginia,
where so many advantages of a pecuniary na
ture, added to that of health, are presented to
capitalists, will find it 10 their interest to com
municate with liim, as all letters asking informa
tion respecting any particular farm or locality,
with a view of purchasing, will receive a prompt
and faithful report. JAS. T. SUTTON,
Late V. S- Pension Agent,
N. B.—Notarial business, conveyancing and
negotiating loans promptly attended to.
v-iiTH'l-: Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad j
_1 Company, Oabhier'sOpfich, Richmond, Va.,
November 3d, 1871.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the
1 'hestipeake and Ohio Railroad Company will be
held in the city of Richmond, on THURSDAY,
lbs 7ih of December, IMI.
The attention of the Stockholders Is called to
the iollowitig extract from the by-laws of the |
''All proxies to represent Stockholders at agen
eral meeting shall be in writing, and signed by
ihe person thus transfering the iiower; partner
ships may sign in the name of partnerships, and
the signature of either member of the firm shall
be valid. No proxy shall be valid given more
than sixty days prior to the meeting of the com
"T he books of transfer shall be closed fifteen
gays previous to any general meeting."
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Wednesday, Dec. Oth, 1871.
House uf Delegate..
At an early hour this morning consider
able crowds gathered around the Capitol to
catch a glimpse of the members and to
watch for the opening of this body.
Precisely at 12 o'clock the gavel of the
clerk called the House to order, who re
quested Col. Crittenden to act as temporary
Sergeant-at- A rms.
On obtaining silence, Rev. Dr. Wood
>ridge was invited to deliver a prayer. He
ppealed to the Throne of Grace lo impart
wisdom to the counsels of the body present,
and to relieve it of all unjust and illiberal
feelings—to free it from passion and make
ita deliberations those of wisdom and jus-
The various members having previously '
selected their seats, but little confusion
was created in finding them. The roll be- '
ng called 113 delegates responded.
Nominations for Speaker of the House
>eing in order, General Walker, of Pulas
ci, took pleasure in placing in nomination
ie name of Marshall Hanger, Esq., of '
.ugusta. General Walker payed a high i i
omplimcnt to the ability of Mr. Hanger. i
Peter K. Jones, on tlie part of the Re
luhhcaus, placed in nomination the name
' C. P. Ramsdalc, of Surry. Mr. Jones
rged that the nomination oi' Mr. Ramsdalc j '
ie made unanimous.
On calling the roll Mr. Hanger received "
78 votes ; Mr. Ramsdalc 27, and Mr. Cox !
On being conducted to the chair, Mr. '
Hanger, returned thanks to the House for '
the honor conferred on him ; and that while !
his legislative experience was not great, he (
should endeavor to discharge the duties of \
chairman with fairness and justice to all. '
Mr. Wall placed in nomination as clerk '
of the House, J. Bell Bigger, whose nomi- | '
nation was warmly seconded by George W.
Booker (wayward George), of Henry. Mr. '
Kelly also favored the election of Mr. Big
ger, and consumed the time of the House '
m complimenting him as an efficient officer.
Everybody knows Mr. Digger's ability
nd we see no use of wasting time so early '
n the day. But gentlemen must talk, and
here's no use trying to prevent it. There
icing no opposition to Mr. Bigger, he was
unanimously elected, the Republicans vot- (
ng for him also.
Among the visitors we noticed the old
war-horse of Democracy, ex-Governor
McMulleu, of Smythe. The Gov
rnor looked very much as if he would
ike to have a finger in the plum pudding,
mt alas it can't be so !
lody is not likely to do a bigger
■ing its session than the election of
it very excellent clerk.
. T. Crittendon having no opposi
ergeant-at-arms, was electod by a
'clock, a message from the Senate
sived, informing the House of its
ion for business. Chapman Neale,
mdria, is the youngest member of
mt body; should there be any dis
m tho subject, we are open, of j *
> conviction. We dare not name j '
it or ugliest, as we have no idea of i '
it with the members thus early. s
neral Walker, of Pulaski, we yield
i of being the finest looking and
test member of tho House. We
j General will make as useful a
as he is ornamental.
Gilman and Walker, were ap
t committee to wait upon the Gov
ld inform him of the organization
louse, and its readiness to hear
jte for the Speaker pretty clearly
, the relative strength of the two
This vote gives to the Democrats
handsome majority of 51.
tve taken the trouble to ascertain
ical and personal complexion of the
8, with the following result: '
are 17 colored members, all of
re Republicans. We append their 1
viz: Peter J. Carter, Asa Cole- <
'enry Cox, McDowell Delaney, J. I
, Joseph B. Evans, John Freeman, i <
Gilliman, Ross Hamilton, Peter
s, Rufus S. Jones, James Lips-
John W. B. Matthews. Robert
R. G. L. Paige, Wm. H. Patter-
Ovens, secretary of the Governor,
■A te the House the Message of the
ir, which had already been printed,
ssage was being read in a clear and
. manner by Mr. Bigger and listened
profound attention, when on motion
jember from Albemarle, the read
ne Message was dispensed witli and
ipies ordered to be printed for dis
otion, at 25 minutes to 2 o'clock,
c the colored Republicans we report
lowing white members: W. W.
■ .Joseph Jorgeuson, C. W. Lassiter.
tad S. Nickens, James li. Noble,
Pierce, Wm. T. Perkins, <-.'. P.
de, Mesback Ratchtt'e, Joseph t'.
, J. B. Stov_H, Jr., George IL
Southall, J. H. Vanaukeu, Watson R.
Wentworlh and George W. Young. We
fail to discover among this list the name of
G. B. Fitzgerald, of Roanoke, whose elec
tion is due entirely to the voles of the Re
publican party. If Mr. F. can stand this
somersault, why certainly we can. A day
of reckoning will come in the not far dis
We would be glad if we could offer some
encouragement to our friends throughout
the State, but when we see around us such
a small band of patriots so overwhelmed
our hearts sink within us, and we are
forced to acknowledge ourselves in the
complete power of our political adversaries,
The Senate was called to order at 12:20,
by Lieutenant Governor Marye.
Present, the following Senators: Messrs.
Anderson, of Pittsylvania, Anderson, of
Rockbridge, Bcazley, Boykin, Cochran
Connally, Fitzpatrick, Graham, Greene
Greever, Grimsley, Hundley, Johnson
Kirkpatrick, Lackland, Lathrop, Mortin,
Massey, Norton, Nowlin, Nutting, Patter
son, Pcnn, Perrin, Pridemore, Rue, Robin
son, Roller, Smith, Stevens, Taylor, o
Loudoun, Taylor, of Norfolk, Terry
Thomas, Ward and Wynne.
The Senate proceeded to the election o
clerk. Judge IL W. Thomas placed i
nomination Col. Shelton 0. Davis; Mr
Greene placed in nomination Mr. Andre
Washburn, of Richmond. The vote was
taken with the followingrcsult: Davis, 24;
. Washburue, 10; (all Republicans.) Tl
President declared Col. Davis duly elected,
and appointed Messrs. Grimsley and Roller
lor first doorkeeper, Col. Taylor, of
Loudoun, nominated Col. John Minor ; .Mr.
i'ralnim nominated O. 11. Russell, of Hich
mond, and the result of the vote was,
Minor, 35; Russell, S ; all Republicans.
I'or second doorkeeper, the names of
Ahram Hall (cold Con.) and W. I). Berk
ley (Rep.) were put in nomination, and Un
vote resulted in the election of Hall—23 to
All of these officers were formally noti
fied of their election.
The Chair announced th.il the Senate
had now completed its organization.
(In motion of Mr. Anderson, of Pittsyl
vania, the standing rules of the last Senate
were adopted for the government of this
Mr. Daniel, from the House of l>ele
gates, communicated to the Senate the fact
ttiat his House had organized and was
ready to proceed to business. Mr. Now
lin was instructed to make a like commu
nication to the House on the part of the
The (lovernor's Message having been re
ceived at the hour of closing our report, it
was being read by the clerk.
Governor Walker's message was sent to
the Legislature to-day. The message is
quite lengthy, and we are unable to give
any but the material points to-day :
The great need of Virginia to-day is
capital aud population. With an area of
24,512,000 acres, unequalled in richness and
variety of soil and productions, capable of
sustaining a population of five millions,
witli more mineral wealth and greater na
tural commercial and manufacturing facili
ties than any of her sister Atlantic States,
she yet has a population of but one and a
quarter millions, and but 8,105,00(1 acres
under cultivation. Her vast mineral wealth
is almost wholly undeveloped, i> id her
great manufacturing and commercial ad
vantages have been but little utilized.
.Situated, as our State is, midway between
the northern and southern portions of the
Union, witli a climate unequalled, and with
twelfth in wealth? The causes which have
produced tins result are not difficult of as
certainment, and it is not necessary now to
The question rather for our immediate
consideration is not so much the cause of
the evil as the remedy for it. The remedy
for this—that which is to place Virginia in
the position which her advantages entitle
her to occupy—is to lie found iv a system
of immigration which will attract to her
territory a population that will develope
those natural resources and superior advan
tages with which nature has endowed her.
Much discussion has occurred upon this sub
ject, and many plans have been suggested,
together withjsomo abortive attempts at ex
ecution. To fully understand the require
ments necessary to success, we must clear
ly comprehend'the conditions to be met.—
In the first place, we must place ourselves
in a position to successfully compete with
all systems and combinations now in ac
tive operation. Heretofore the tide of im
migration has set westward, and as a con
sequence large and prosperous cities have
sprung up as if by magic, and great States
have been formed, rilled with an energetic,
prosperous, and progressive people. This
immigration has been been induced and
controlled by a combination of the great
railroad, steamship, and monied corpora
tions at the North and Europe, exerting a
powerful influence abroad, and securing
cheap and fertile lands together with rea
sonable and rapid transportation here.
These instrumentalities and inducements
we must equal or exceed if we expect to
successfully compete with them. Avemusi
have a thoroughly organized system of
agencies abroad fur the diffusion of accurate
information and the management of the
We must transport the immigrant from
Europe to our shores and overland ns
cheaply and expeditiously as is done at the
north, and the" immigrants must be as well
cared for and protected here as there ; and
lastly, we must secure homes for them up
on as advantageous terms, all things con
sidered, as can be offered them in any por
tion of the country. With proper organiza
tion and effort 1 am satisfied that we can j
successfully accomplish all this.
Already a semi-monthly line of first
class steamers has been established between
Liverpool and Norfolk, experimental at
present, but to be made permanent if rea
sonably successful. We can make it an
assured success witli successful immigra
tion. Thus can be secured tho transporta
tion of immigrants from Europe to our
own shores at the same rates as to New
From Norfolk, to all portions of the
State, our railroads will afford equal facili
ties for transportation, and at as low or
lower rates than can be obtained elsewhere.
But we have no public lands to offer tliein
for homes at government prices, and we
have no organized system for the care and
protection of the immigrants until they are
, settled in their new homes.
'. We have an abundance of rich and acces
f sible lands for sale, and at prices mucii be
. low the average cost of Western or gover
n. eminent lands when the salubrity and
t healthfulnoss of our climate, nearness to
f market and cheapness and facilities fur
. transportation are taken into the account.
But these lands are owned by private citi-
B zens, each of whom entertains his own pe
t ciiliur views as to price, terms aud cumli
, tions of sale and payment, and these lands
are scattered over the entire Commonwealth,
J. and must be sought out by the immigrant
c at the expense of much time, trouble and
money. Ibis cannot and will not be dune
' by the immigrant, especially those who
neither understand nor speak our language.
I, Some plan must be devised by which this
can be avoided, and by which the iuimi
;. grant, on his arrival," will be properly
)f cared for, protected and aided until ho U
i, finally settled. In .submitting for youi
;, consiileration such a plan as. alter niaturt
i, I deliberation, 1 consider feasible, I desire v
i, say that if a better one can be devised I
r- shall be but too anxious to further its adop
i- tion and execution in every way in mj
r, The plan which 1 recommend for adop
tion, briefly staled, contemplates —
if First—The organization at the Capito
in of a bureau of immigration under the eon
r. ; trol of a board uf nine directors, to hi
w j chosen, ono from each congressional dis
is trict and one from the State at large
I; I who shall be president of the board ant
ie I commissioner of immigration, and win
d, I shall be clothed with ample powers iini
it have the entire control and inaiiagemen
to receive no compensation, but to have
their expenses paid which are necessarily
incurred in the discharge of their oilii al
Second—The establishment in Europe by
the commissioner, of one or mor agencies,
at a reasonable compensation, for the pur
pose of organizing and furthering immigra
tion by the dissemination of correct infor
niation of the advantages and inducements
we offer to the immigrant, and the means
by which we propose to facilitate his settle
ment in our State, and by all other suitable
and proper means most conducive to the
accomplishment of that object.
Third—Tlie establishment at Norfolk of
a depot to receive the immigrants when
they land, and to attend to their trans-ship
ment, to tlieir various destinations in the
■State ; and to employ in each county and
city a local agent for their reception, care
aud assistance, until they are settled or can
care for themselves.
Fourth—The preparation and publication,
forthwith, by the commissioner, of a pam
phlet for distribution at tho north and in
Europe, giving all the facts, statistics, and
information necessary to impart a full un
derstanding of our commercial, agricultu
ral, manufacturing and climatic, advantages
and mineral resources, and the means we j
have adopted to aid, facilitate and secure
Fifth —Authority vested in the commis- :
toissioner to ftct as the attorney or agent of)
owners of lauds in the State, untler proper- l
ly executed powers of attorney, irrevoca
ble except by consent of the commissioner, ,
for the sale and transfer of such lands to
immigrants. The conditions upon which
he is authorized to act in such capacity,
(among others that he may deem neeessa- :
rr,) being that the lands shall be surveyed
by an ollicial surveyor and mapped so as to
.-.how lhe general topography of the lauds, I
the spring-, water courses and roads there- j
on, the wild and cultivated portions there
of, together with an analysis of the
soils, and the mineral dcpositc-,1
(he expenses of all which to b: i
charged against the lauds and deduct ,
from ti,e proceeds of the sale when mat' .
and Iheie shall also be deducted from !:•!
proceeds of the sale a small commission,
gay two aii-i a half per cent, upon the sum
for which ihe property is sold, to be used !
in defraying the expenses of the bureau. |
The commissioner to keep an accurate ac
count of all sales, and to undertake the sale j
nf no lauds at prices above what he deems |
fair and reasonable, and to give a suitable i
bond for the faithful performance of his |
EQUALIZATION OF TAXES.
The subject of a correct assessment of
lands in the Commonwealth is discussed as I
somewhat gn main to the subject of immi- I
gration. lie says we have not now a cor- '
rect assessment, neither is the assesmenl in
conformity with the constitution, which '
says that " taxation shall be equal and |
liforin, and all property, both real and j
lersonaf, shall be taxed in proportion to its
lue." He recommends tho organization :
0' a board of equalization of taxes. "If
eh a board be promptly organized, it can
mplete its labors and report to the audi- i
or in ample time to prevent any delay in
ie levy and collection of taxes upon real |
tate for the coming year."
The institutions for the deaf, dumb and
md are in a most satisfactory condition. I
! ie Governor recommends an appropria
-1 on to provide heating apparatus for one of
lese institutions, and that no appropria- ]
ion be made for further enlargements.
The Governor indorses the recommenda
ion of the prison board antl superintendent
or the extension of the prison accommoda
ons. He recommends the abolition of!
I ie oflice of general agent of the peniten-
Liary, and the devolving of his duties upon
the superintendent, who, instead of a sala- j
ry of 82,000 a year, as at present, shall re
ceive five per centum commission upon all
sales ol* articles manufactured in his de
partment, and no other compensation.
Tho Governor recommends the amend
ment of the constitution so as to impose a
capitation tax of 83, in lieu of the present
icr capita tax of «1 and the property tax,
o be devoted exclusively to the support
nd maintenance of our present school sys
em, and prohibit any and every citizen I
rom voting at any election who does not
lay this tax.
In connection with the subject of cduca- j
ion, he recommends that.the Congressional •
and scrip held by the State be converted |
nto Slate bonds or other six per cent, in- |
crest paying securities, and the division of j
he fund between one of our j
iresent institutions of learning, and a col- ]
ege or high school for the education of our I
colored people. He deprecates mixed
chools, and says the interests of the colored ;
leople themselves demand that they should .
,c provided with separate schools.
The Governor devotes much space to the
discussion of financial questions. Owing
to the great length of his remarks, aud our
limited time and space, we aro compelled
to omit this portion of the Message. He
estimates the amount of the State debt on
which we shall have to pay interest under
the funding act will exceed 827,000,000,
the annual interest on which will be $1,
--020,000. In order to reduce the legislative
expenses he recommend- that member- of
the General Assembly charge the State
only with their actual traveling expense- in
going to antl returning from the annual ses
sions, instead of mileage. He says our
system of courts is entirely 100 expensive.
On Hi,- 58th ultimo, by the Key. Dr. \lor-e, .Mr.
POLK MILLER io Mlsa MAKDE LEE WITH
ERS ; both of tliis i-iiy.
On the 24th of November, Mlsa NELLIE ('.
ENEOK, of Mulberry drove, Illinois, to I). A.
11 V ILAND, of Nmv's Ferry, Vn.
At Ilia ruber's resldenea, on Tuesday, tha .'.i.i
la-ton i, PETEK JOSEPH, son of John'A. nml
Yiriiiiiia W. Cheviillie, iigwl (3) three years, 11
The friends of U>a f.imiiv Ul invited to attend
his funeral from St. Mark's Church on THURS
DAY, the 7th instant, tit li! o'cloi'k M. *
In Cltirkesvllle, Mecklenburg county, Va., No
vembiT luth. Dr. WILLIAM I). HASKINS, aged
loii y seven y—>ra.
r_Tll-: SOUTH HUM ASSO»'I.YTIO.\—KAF.
J. FEE for ih.' Benefit of the Widows and Or
ph&na of the Southern States,.
liisT-lHtrrloN No 1178 Eynsmil. Dec, o.
It) 77 71 01 TI M 23 43 13 62 114 211
: Distribution No. 67!) Mo-xiim. Dec «
S 18 48 34 -Ii) 7Tu.l 76 311 19 Hi 13 47_
i Witness my hand, :it Kii-hinon.l, Va., this 6th
day oi December, ls7l.
SIMMONS - CO., C. Q. TOMPKINS,
CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE ,-iin be pur
, chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the
Branch oflice, No. li Twelfth strtM-t, three doura
DIBAPPOINTMKNT MaKETII I ill:
Heaiit Sick — Long-faced Democrats —
The Inquisition Last Sigh!, and Ss !■■
suits.—A bright .sun arose this morning,
making tho majority of (iod's creatures
grateful for the mercies and blessings he
showers upon poor unworthy mortality.
There are many in this city to-day who j
arc not in sympathy with those who feel
grateful, but on the contrary are sullen
and sour, because of the sickening sen-a
tion brought about hy the disappoint
ment of not being elected to the various !
ollices to which they were aspirants. Any ;
one visiting the Capitol, this morning,
will have no difficulty in discovering by tha |
elongated faces, the disappointed ones. We
Isiii.w of several aspirants for postion who
were confident of election, but who failed
even to be placed in nomination. Ureal
dissatisfaction exists, and we feel confident
the "flesh pots" will fall so far short in
members as to result in a general muss :
and break up of the party. The Demo
cratic members of the Legislature met in
caucus last night at the Capitol, and after
succeeding in freeing themselves from the
many greedy poor dogs who wanted a
a bone, the botly was called to order by
one Billy Lovenstein, of this city—quite nn
honor for our little emigrant friend. .Mr.
Kelly, of Frederickburg, was made chair
man, whereupon nominations for Speaker
Messrs. I lunger, of Augusta, Walker, of
Pulaski, Watts, of Portsmouth, and -
Daniel, of Kichmond, were placed in
lomination. Of thsj four, all of them
iranted the place, except Mr. Daniel, who
lad already sacrificed enough by allowing
iinself to be sent to the Legislature by ilic
itizens of Richmond. Witliout impugning j
he motives of Mr, D., we are convinced
is astuteness soon satisfied him his "cakes
verc all dough." We give him credit fin
lis shrewdness, for it is mighty bad to be
jeaten on the first round.
After a slight skirmish, Mr. Hanger, of,
Augusta, was chosen as Speaker, of the
Souse, much to the disappointment of the I
•Southwest delegation. Of those disap
>ointcd, we presume none was more so ,
ban General Walker himself.
John Hell Bigger, the old clerk, Was
eelected without opposition. We congrat
ilate the enemy on this exhibition of good
Is Mr. Digger is a most excellent
d estimable gentleman.
'. T. Crittendeu, of Culpeper, was
ergeant-at-arms, much to the dis
ncnt of a particular friend of ours
le Koanoke, who, although expect
tion, because of the claims of the |
;st, failed to receive even a nomina
v'e know our friend bears tlisap
ut but poorly, and but for his high
would like to read him a lesson on
he uncertainty of political life. Pears de
:ermine us to reauiescot in pace.
An ambitious Democrat named Hooker— |
ive suppose it is our "wayward George"— j
ivas anxious to have a chance to elect door- 1
sleepers, antl to deprive the sergeant-at- j
trios of this poor privilege; but our "way- :
ward George" and his proposition faded]
like bad calico, and the sergeant-at-arius
retains the power of appointment.
In the Senate conference, Col. SheltonC. \
Davis was elected clerk without opposition, i
We have no doubt this is a good selection.
For sergeant-at-arms, Wirt Harrison,
F.s.p, and Major Richard F. Walker were j
the prominent candidates. Major Dick I
was beat, and we confess we don't like it,
because we like him ; know him to be as
piring and ambitious, and believe the work
he has performed for Democracy entitle-;
him to reward. The Major is a gentleman
of even temper, and we hope will bear his
defeat with stoicism. Call and see us,
Major, we know how it is.
For the position of first door-keeper
there were scores of candidates, but Cap-
Pi. D. Minor having won the inside track,
took the load, and kept it steadily until he
passed the judges' stand several lengths
ahead, he was declared the winner, and we
say, 'rah for uncle John.
Jsotv comes the winding up, and we ap
proach this fearful scene with something
like awe, because we would not oli'end the
good taste of that patriot saint J-be Early.
But the truth must be told, and " Uncle
Jube" must stand the prossure,whet!ier he
likes it or not.
For second doorkeeper, nine white Dem
crats and one black one were aspirants.
The black one is the celebrated nondescrip
tical looking Abe Hall, '' with the bucket
aud white-wash brush for a profession."
1 lesiriug to retain the services of the com
mittee of seven, embracing " Hall, Cooley,
Solon Johnson ft C 0.," nothing less sa'.is
iy than the election of Abe
position over his nine white
_ you, fair nine, of this dis
our claims so rudely laid _J
oot of Abe Hall? "How will
n you return to your homes,
g much of your hard earnings
ring expenses ; and be eottl
.ll your constituent- that a I
the shine off you ? Guess
unlike a.big sun-Mower with
towards the east. We trust
"thumb-sucking" will not be '
iceount of this action,
c Jube ; how we do sympa
>U, who refused to set in coun- J
, but who must now sco this |
I' Democracy elevated to a place
ds of perhaps some of your de • j
ers, who worshipped the "lost )
is so harrowing we are coin-1
se.asdid the Democratic, caucus j
■at vindication of equal right.-. .
.ut regard to race, color, or pre- ;
ion of servitude.
Ir. Hall as one of the bright
if Virginia Democracy. Amen ! ;
t MlNlili'.S St'COKSSOR.— Thi
on the Improvement of the j
• held a meeting yesterday for
of electing au engineer in the ;
itain 11. D. Minor, who recently
ily at his residence in this city,
of Captain Vau-andt, Captain j
bb, Captain W. L. Maury, Cap- 1
<i. Spotswood, Captain Sparrow,
lkinson, Captain 1). B. McCor
ajor W. (i. Turpin were pie
balloting was gone into, result
lection of Major Turpin. Major
lid to be an engineer of experi
has been for several months cn
e work of improving the uaviga-1
James, under a contract from
States government, and is per
liar with the work to be done. |
nice assume the duties of hia I
IBLY Acquitted. — Major |
Hart, of New Orleans, whose
; charge of obtaining goods from
ilater, of this city, under false
was begun in the Hustings court
was honorably acquitted by the
ut leaving their seats.
A Hog, irom l lanover county, weigheo
130 pound- net this morning.
—The canal ia closed by ice above the
j city. Xo packet left this evening, the mail
j being sent out in a wagon.
—The smoke-staclc of Garret F. Watson's
furniture manufactory at Rocketts, was
! blown down by the high wind of Monday
—Owing to prevailing storms on the Po
: tomac, delaying the mail boat, the Wash
] ington train did not arrive till four o'clock
I this afternoon.
—The steamers "Isaac Bell" and "Geo. j
li. I ,'pton" did not sail from this port yes
terday, owing to low water, but will get off
to-night if possible.
—A colored man, named Robert Clark,
was received ai the penitentiary yesterday !
from Campbell count}', to undergo a sen- !
tence of three years' confinement.
—The James River Steamboat company j
have increased the fare to Norfolk on their
boat, the "Kliza Hancock," from $2 to I
18.50 the trip ; round trip tickets io, in
suad ol s;i, as formerly.
—The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion have started a daily prayer meeting al j
their rooms corner Kleventh and Main i
slteets, over T. Is. Price & Co.'s store,
commencing each afternoon at - o'clock.
—The amount collected of internal rev
enue from tho Third Virginia District, ein
_T_eing Riclimond, for the month of No
vcinbcr, aggregated *l«(i,sS'J.o!l, of which
tobacco paid ■•?liil,'i;iS.7G ; beer, g-23,5."i ;
whiskey, $:M!i.7.*) ; miscellaneous, $-1,119.- I
Chancery Coitbt of Richmond.—
Judge FUzhitgh — Tuesday, December 5. — j
The following cases were disposed of:
Rahm vs. Rahin and others. Decree re- j
committing cause to a commissioner for
further enquiry and report. .Johnston k
Williams. sVc., counsel.
Minor vs. Kinker in 1 othcis. Decreer<- :
(erring cause to a commissioner for enquiry
aid report, fauuoii, p. q.
Gilmer, &c, vs. Leake, guardian. De-i
cree by Consent fur partial distribution of'
the fund in the cause Gilmer, Guy &
Dickinson vs. Dickinson and others.
Decree referring cause to a commissioner
for enquiry antl report. Moise, I 10l today i
& While, counsel.
Harrison, Goddin ,v; Apperson, Arc, vs.
Dibrell, &c. Decree confirming report of
commissioner, and directing a sale of the I
properly in the bill and proceedings men- j
tinned. Pleasants, John Howard, fitly * j
P.-udleton's administrator vs. Pendleton, I
,Vc. Decree lcferring cause to a com- j
missinner tor account, inquiry and report. |
Cannon Courtney, Arc, counsel.
Wilson, _-c., vs. Carson, s\c. Decree 1
I'onfii'ining report of commissioner, au- I
thoriziug Slate bonds to be funded and the j*
now bonds sold by the trustees and other i
investment of the proceeds of sale to be I
in:nle. Coiiiially A Mayo, p. q.
Rutherford "and others vs. Rutherford !
nnd others. Decree referring cause to a
I itiuiiiss'i'iier for accounts, inquiry and re
port, -lohn Howard, p. q.
Griffin vs. Griffin, S<3. Decree dismiss
ing garnishee procesding with costs, and
distributing fund among those entitled
thereto. Ivans, Spilman, Sc, counsel.
The Pilot Laws— A Change Danand-
. —The business men of this place have
ong felt that the present laws of the State
latins to pilotage were hurtful to the city,
uce before, we believe, an effort was j
ade to have such changes made iv these I
aivs as would free us from these baneful
c fects, the effort, however, was thwarted.
' 'he question will, at an early day, be
irought to the attention of the General As
mbiy, when, we feel satisfied, it will re
cive "such attention as its importance io
Tlie Committee on Outward Trade, of
Inch E. O. Nulling is chairman, and to
vhich committee the subject is intrusted, i
ill hold a meeting thia week, and have
nployed Judge Crump as counsel, and a j
lilt wnl be nt once prepared embodying ihe
ews of the commercial community of this I
ty, and such a one as will, we trust, in
rcase notarially the business prosperity of
Meeting op Stockholders.-The |
nival meeting of the stockholders of the I
'hesapeaUe aud Ohio railroad company ,
ill lie held in this city to-morrow. Be- j
sides other important questions, the propo- i
sition of the city of Richmond m regard to
ie construction of the Church 11,11 tunnel. I
vill come before tho meeting and be deler
The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the
•ockholders of the Richmond and Danville
ailroad company will convene at tlie Kx
!iotel on next Wednesday, the 18th
JQurnod meeting of the stockhold
te Richmond and York River rail
apany will lie held at the oflice, in
, on Monday next, tlie 11th inst.
Ie above meetings are called for 1-
M. of the days named.
Bins Court of Appeals.—Yes
u the Supreme Court of Appeals,
luld and Mr. Daniel spoke m lilt
the City of Richmond vs. Dan
iliuail company, to-day, and it was
ed to the court,
asc of J. 11. Sands vs. the Com
ilth, occupied the attention of the
i-dny, and will not probably be
ed before the close of the present
AfUy this case is submitted to the
i decision in it, as well as in the
n case may be looked for at au tail)
ice Coukt. —The bu-siness in the
Court this morning was quite light,
nice Head was arraigned on thi
ol' being ilruuk and unable to take
himself. He was discharged on
ing to leave the city at once.
lew Keeling wad up on the charge of
■ring with jthe passengers at the
teake and Ohio railroad depot, lleing
ou'.ig, he was discharged, after get
ting some good advice from Justice White.
Samuel Scott, charged witli abusing
Nancy Scott and breaking her furniture,
was discharged, the case being very trilling.
A Destitute Family.—A family
named McDaniel, consisting nf Mathew
McDaniel, wife antl two small children, iv
destitute circumstances, reported at the
second station house, in this city, this
morning. Their home is in Weldou, auc
I are said to have lost all their baggage.
!?e White was giving his aileutiou to
ise this morning, and will arrange to
the family homeward.
iPuawcAN Meeting To-night.—
.blicr.n members of the Senate an(
ie c; Delegates ani requested to meet
s custom-house to-night at S o'clock.
I Not Willsox, bit " Wilsok."—
r*e had no leferencc whatever to Mr. A.
.. Willson, formerly with the Howe Sew
ig Machine Agency in our article of yes
rday. 'flic word " Wilson" was intend
-1 to apply to the Machine bearing that
ime, and"tho article was intended for the
sntleman who know his unfairness. We
id no idea of connecting the Howe
gency with this matter in any manner, as
■) agents hare been univcrsallly liberal in
ieir dealings, ami beside that sell the peo
e good antl reliable machine-.
Neither had we any reference to the
'heeler & AVilson machine.
Mr. A. A. Wilson, iormerly of the
owe, is now engaged with Messrs. Schaf
r & Strong, agents of the Singer Machine,
id will be pleased to meet his friends at
ieir place of business, No. 01,1 Main
The Phillips Concert.—The Phil
ip Phillips Concert at I'thon Station Meth
odist church last night was well attended,
and netted a handsome sum for the benefit
of the church.
Mr. Phillips will sing in the Hroad-Streel
Methodist church to-night, and those who
are fond of fine music, nnd would aid a
good cause, should attend.
Henrico County- Court— Judge E.,
C. Minor, Presiding. —Tlie court was
ngageil yesterday in the trial of Henry
laverslrnnd, charged with resisting Deputy
iherilf W. <i. Carter in making a levy,
'he case was given to the jury at a late
lour, and, after a few minutes' delibera
ions, they returned a verdict fining him
'>',) and costs.
Moriuary Report.—Tl.e following is
the mortuary report for the week ending
Saturday, December 2d, 1871, compiled
from sexton's returns received at the office
ot the Hoard of Health : Whole number
of deaths in the city, 21 ; in addition,
2 stillborn were reported, (colored).
Sex: Males, R j females, 13. Co or:
White males, 3 ; white females, 0 ; co ored
males, 3 ; colored females, 4.
Hard It*.—At a quarter to three this
afternoon, several members of the Legis
lature, called at one of our City Hanks
with the auditor's draft for tlieir per diem
and mileage, although the Legislature has
been in session but one day. AYe knev
they are Democrats, for they ordered
copies of the lUsp/ttcli.
APOLOGY. — We regret, the necessity of
excluding much local and general news
matter from onr columns, made necessary
by the different public documents, with
which wo are so suddenly flooded. We
hope to be through with them in a few days,
when we will devote our attention to usual
List ok Cnmaii.aijle Letters RE
MAINING IN THE KIOHMONII PoST
OFFrCE, DECEMBER IiTII, IS7I. —
Jackson Gut-ree, Oermantown, Va.; Ar-.
ner Maker, Coalfield, Station ; Hon. Win.
Hustings Court. —The case of Thorn*
Carroll, for shooting Isabella Rix, was
tried in this court to-day. The case was
given to the jury, but a verdict had not
been rendered when our report closed.
Thanks. —Our thanks are due and are
hereby tendered to C. F. Schaffter, the
polite and accommodating Superintendent
of Public Printing, for favors rendered to
»Ptr I'nile & Co. arc still solium best Anthru
cile Coal at from $ti.7ft lo eS per ton ; Clover Hill
from *.">..'.(1 to to.M per hand. Weed ;.t lowest
Kbr ash. Nineteenth and Cary or 708
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