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" RI( IIMONDVyA.. SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER ?». 1871. VOL. IY. NO. 38.
€MWttft £tate journal
Saturday, Dec. Oth.
House of Delegate*.
Ie met at 12 o'clock,
ir by Hey. Dr. Woodbridge.
ournnl of yesterday read by the
ules were suspended in order to
ion the calendar joint resolutions of
ite extending the time for payment
; throughout the State,
loler, of Augusta, offered tbe fol
■d. Thai tin' Superintendent of Public
be authorized and required to have
tnd bound in paper covers, l,tH.lfl copies
port of the Western Limine' Avvltim,
.eof that institution.
■d. That the Ntiperinu.ident of Public
be authorized and required to have
OO copies of the annual report of the
ml), and Blind A-yliim. for the u*e of
Mr. Hanger—A bill authorizing
s of the Presbyterian church and
ation at Staunton, to execute a deed
ncr from Mecklenburg was granted
is leave of absence for four days
Committee ob Courts of Justice
> be discharged from consideration
I to authorize the administrator of
Elliott, deceased, of the city of
_uth, to pay over to the Stewards
linwiddie street Melhodist Episro
ireh South, certain funds in his
and that leave be granted to the
• presenting the same to withdraw
from the tiles of the House.
.ergeant-at-Arms was engaged this
; in the (to the HMO-bar.) very
le duty of paying the per diem to
nbers. It has been suggested that
the proprietors of boarding houses and
hotels, will be rejoiced by this little ar
upon the second reading of tiie bill pro
posing relief to the tax payers of the State,
Mr. Douglas, Republican member from
Richmond county, proposed an amend
ment to relieve from the penatly of 5 per
cent, those who had failed to pay their
taxes, and extend the time until February
Ist, 1872. This amendment was opposed
by the other side, and finally disposed of
by its being referred to the Committee on
Mr. Minor offered tlie following :
Resoh'id, That the Committee on Finance be
Instructed to inquire into the expediency of leas
ing the State penitentiary io the highest bid
By Mr. Matthews—A bill to amend sec
tion 15. chapter 101 lof the Code of ISliO,
in "elation to justices of the peace. Refer
red to Committee on Courts of Justice.
By Mr. Fitzgerald—
Resolred, That the Committee on Finance in.
quire into the expediency of providing for the re.
assessment of the lands'of the Cmnuionweaitli
By Mr. I.ovensteiu—
RrsoU-ed. That Ite Committee on Banks, Cur
rency and Commerce inquire into tjie expedteticy
of amending the present pilot laws of the Slats
and report by bill or otherwise.
|[r. Daniel—A bill continuing the
nt of interest and dividends to the
rated colleges, and the seminaries
ning in this State. Referred to
Ltee on Schools and Colleges.
Ir. Walker—A bill to amend and
the General Assembly approved
July 11th, 1870, entitled "an act prescrib
ing "the duties and compensation of county
ofticers and repealing sections 23 and 24 of
aaid act." Referred to Committee on Coun
ty, Cities and Towns.
"By Mr. Keyser—A bill to- amend and
reenact sections 21, 22, 23, 2">, and 30 ol
an act entitled "an act prescribing the
duties and compensation of county offl-
By Mr. Scruggs—A bill to amend sec
tion 10 of an act entitled "an act prescribing
the duties and compensation of county
officers," approved July 11,1870.
By Mr. llardcsty—A. bill to increase
stock iv Cross-Roads and Summit turn
By Mr. Thomas—
Resolred, That the Committee for Privileges
and Elections, inquire into the expediency of
authorizing the elections held at Cedarville, in
Cedarville Township, in ihe county of Warren
to be held in the _tate School-house ut thai
By Mr. Burkholder—
Resolvtd, That tho Committee lor Conns ot
Justice be instructed to legislation,
if any, is necessary to regulate the recordation of
deeds, Ac, relating to property situated in a
county and withiti ihe jurisdiction of a corpora
By Mr. lovenstein —A bill for the relic
of E. S. Gay, late captain of the Public
By Mr. Riddlesbargcr—
Resolved, That the Governor be requested to
i a for >.v ihe General Assembly what number of
aids, secretaries, clerks and other assistants are
employed at llie Executive Department ant
what the anuual.salaries paid to each.
RteolreU, That a committee of live members o
this House be appointed, who.« duty il shall be
to correspond with organizations and club
forming colonies in our sister States, with a vie\
lo Immigration; that the attractions of climate
soil and rcsouices of Virginia be presented ant
the hearty welcome of our city be tendered.
At half past twelve o'clock the Housi
The l_eiutcnatit Governor, in the Chair.
Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Preston.
The joint resolution, yesterday intro
duced by Mr. Perm, to refer to a joint com
mittee so much of tlie Governor's message
as relates to a change of the jurisdiction
and organization of the Circuit and county
courts, was taken up and agreed to.
lill.l-S PRESENTED AND REFERRED.
By Mr. Xowlin —To amend and reenact
section 18 of chapter 441 of Acta of As
sembly, 18.9-70, in relation to the com-
I pensation of overseers of poor.
By same —To repeal section 1 of chapter
I 174, of the code of Virginia, concurring
the removal of causes pending in one court
By Mr. Roller—To amend and reenact
sections 63 and 78, of an act approved
July 11,1870, entitled an act prescribing
duties and compensation to township of
ccrs, so as to give to collectors the duti
i compensation heretofore performed h
stables in civil rases.
Ir. Thomas presented the petition
ird <i. Robinson, asking the passage
iw or joint resolution directing, if in t
uion of the Ueneral Assembly, t
lame is necessary, the second auditor
I fund certain bonds issued September _
I 180(1, and February 23, ISiSI, to Allen
I Lardley, secretary of the James River ant
J Kanawha company, and now held by lh«
Hy Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge—lntc
j propriety of so amending the law as to pre
vent excessive and illegal levies by town
Hy Mr. Fit/patrick—As to necessity tbi
■ the continuance of the clerk authorized by
chapter 198. acts 70, 71, and if any injury
would result to the public service from a
repeal of said chapter.
Hy same—As to repealing "section 44,
chapter 189, acts '09, '70, and of so amend
i ing said chapter as to authorize a tax to I■•
' levied for the support of public free schto s
! alone by the Legislntare, and to provide
i that saitl schools may be continued lor
three months in the year.
By Mr. Kirkpatnck—As to what legis
lation, if any, is necessary to secure a
; prompt and faithful accounting by all
' collectors of taxes ami their punishment
iv cases of defalcation.
By Same—As to regulating the recorda
t:"n of deeds, Ac.
By Mr. (. reever—As to amending the
! law, as to responsibility of the sureties of
a sheriff on his official land?.
By Mr. Thomas—As to amending act
passed March .'SO, IH7I, extending the
] jurisdiction of police justices and justices
' of the peace, &c.
By Mr, Anderson, of ltockbrid&e —As
charging parties applying for acts of pri
i va'.c incorporation tlie expense of enacting
THE FUNDING BILL.
Mr. Ward introduced the following pre
amble and resolution, which lie over under
WiiatiKAs, The iluaucia! condition of the peo
ple of the Slate is such that it would be expe
dient and burdensome to have to increase tbe
rate of taxation al this time ; and whereas it is
uncertain whether the president rate of taxation
Will raise a sufficient amount of revenue to pay
llie interest on Ihe public debt as required by llie
Funding Bill and ihe cut-rest expenses of the
State government ; therefore, be it
Resolced by.Uie tlenernl Assstnhly of Virginia.
That the auditor, or proper funding ollkor, be,
and ho is hereby directed to discontinue any fur
ther issue of the new bonds from this date,
until such time as the matter can he inquired
into and such legislation be had in the premises,
should any be nec»'s«ar\, as Ihe public interest
THK LAND SCIitP.
Mr. I'en.i off re I v substitute for Senate
bill No. 4, Mondial lor tho distribution ol
the land fund denominated by Congress, l!i
-led to DoOimift.s on Public Institutions.
DITIOXS TO BTANnTNCI COMMITTEES,
'he President announced the following
itions to Standing committees :
'tihlic Inttitsdieitsi jttawai. Bea/'.ey,
ever, Lewis, aud Steven*.
'ririleges and Elections —Messrs, Lack*
\, French, Quesenberry and Connolly.
I'RINTI NO COMMITTEE,
'he President also announced Messrs.
dcrson, of Pittsylvania, and AVynne,
members on the Senates part of the
it tViinmitttee on Printing.
THE TOWN OF POWKLLTON.
enate bill to amend aud reenact the act i
ncorporation of the town of Powcllton
l ordered to be engrossed and read a I
IATB BILLS ORDERED TO SECOND j
'o amend ami reenact au act approved j
rch 21, '71, in relation to the rule days |
rounty and corporation courts.
'o amend and reenact an act passed Keb
ry 12, '(«., m relation to horse-steal-'
ENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, j
Ir. Pridemoro introduced a joint rcsolu-
I proposing an amendment to the 12th
article of the constitution of Virginia, in re
lation to the manner by which amendments j
to tho constitution are made; aud provi- (
ding for the publication of an amendment '
Ii communication thereof, of
itions to the next General As
r. Lies over,
d advice from all quarters were
jeeded by tho South generally,
ginia in particular, that section |
dry might be tho most prosper- :
terprising in tho land. Unfor- I
lis is not the case. Advice is •
; of the requisite quality and in
, but there are few to take it to i
and follow it. Here, for in- 1
he Norfolk Journal, which thor- j
nprehends the industrial situa- j
s somewhat out of the way po
nging upon its readers the neces
_torc money and more muscle, j
s and paying crops," in the ag- |
c'evclopment of Virginia. The ;
ml other \'iiginia papers have i
ring, "Young man, go to work 5" j
far, without affect, The picture '
:he present condition of \ irginia
Is very nearly with that given j
the war had ceased. Those who
led through the South know that !
it is substantially correct. There I
leal of .shiftles.ness among the i
ich ought to be wholly composed t
s—hardly less, Mo, than in the
>rf'oll_ Join nal has apparently
he effort to induce the people of !
) build up their own fortune. ,ami j
r immigrants. The productive- I
ie soil of Virginia is proverbial,
t might be tilling it are nut lack- j
he disposition to work is. The i
larnings of the people of the I
far below ttxMO of the norlhern '
tmselves. Whether the condilii n J
tates is to be improved by the ;
strangers to possess the land,
h circumstances, to a problem we !
•c now to discuss; but we cannot '
ying that even the most fertile !
f already peopled by strong but j
laborers, who are likely to be
large upon the community, is not
attractive field for immigrants. |
ile of Virginia must show that |
make money before the can ex- '
rs to be eager to share their lot.—
Brooklyn Union says: "No Ke-j
is worthy of the name who, in '
titers, that are mostly local, large- |
al, and perhaps purely selfish, so '
i peril the success of the great j
s of the party to which he belongs. I
cian must expect to have his own
rerything. In order to act togeth
n politics, as ia everything »l»e, \
cc to differ where they cannot see !
alike ; and especially they must
bandon the theory of paying up :
l growing out of past conten- :
tions for the commutation of the j
of George Botts, the murderer of
alsted, are being extensively cir-1
i New Jersey, ami will shortly be
1 to the court of pardons. "The
ed man manifests much interest in :
ual condition, and is visited every
nc or more clergymen.
I ! ..... ....
, Holland spends more for her tobacco
. 1 —In leap year women can sue as well a
• I —Cochise, the Apache chief, uses ycllt
' ochre as a cosmetic.
—A line of stages is now running I'ro
Dnlutli to Superior—eight mile.—on tie
—The Supreme Court of Indiana h
• decided that white, and negroes may n
—The thermometer at St. Paul, Minn
sola, was 2. degrees below zero Tuesda
and 21 above Wednesday.
— A warming pan full of coals, or
! shovel of coals, held over varnished furn
: tore, will take out white spots.
-The trustees of Amherst College ha\
' decided not to agree to the admission o '
' women to the college course.
—It is stated that the Har Association o
; New York have articles of iinpeachmen
■ against Judge Cordoao framed for immci i
: ate legislative act ion.
—The higher toned pickpockets in Sing
; Sing recently assaulted and robbed the
abortionist, Roscn/.wcig, for presuming to
i intrude on their company.
—An exchange says : The only hope for
; pence lies in the prospect that neither of the
Main will stop talking long enough to give
the other a chance.
—The convention ol' the Mercantile Hall
j Citizens' Committee of Boston nominated
I Mayor Gaston for reelection. The labor
| reformers indorsed tho nomination.
—An Oswego brakeman went to sleep in
I church, and electrilied tlie deacon who took
! up the collection hy remarking drowsily:
; "Thai's all right ; 1 work on this road.'*
—A portable villa has been constructed
at Patcrson, N. J., to be shipped to Peru.
; It is built iv sections, which are put togeth
er by wooden pins, slides, nnd bolts, and
without a single nail.
—Miss Kate Holland, the only daughter
of the comedian—so popular living, and so
! much talked of since his death- has adopt
ed the profession of the stage, and, in a I
very quiet way, has made several profes- :
IHe brut.il uttack upon Chinamen by the
mob at Los Angolos receives a striking \
it'ininoiitary in the recent attack by China- i
men upon missionaries at Foochow; and j
the religious journal.., trying ta determine;
which was the most heathenish, give the i
palm to the California mob.
—We shall expect in future primers to j
see a picture of Mrs. (I'i.cary and her cow, !
with accompanying line* somewhat as fol- ;
"This is the Biddy nil forlorn,
That milked the cow with thecrtiiiipl.d horn.
That kicked the lamp Unit bold ilie oil, thai '
started the fire that burnt the town," elc.
—A boy was recently saved from a ter
rible death at a rope and twine factory in j
Massachusetts by the promptness and prcs- j
ence of mind of a little girl. Tiie boy was j
caught in the machinery and was being :
pulled into it as fast as possible, when the j
little gill ran with a knife, cut the belting, ',
and released him.
Gossip Aisout Coxoress and Con
gressmen.—Uf the seventy-lour Sefiators ;
fifty are lawers. p.leteu have been (iover- I
nors of States. Nine were burn in the !
State of New York, so that the Empire
State cannot complain, although her norni- ]
nal representation is restricted to two.
New England, having twelve members, I
has nineteen sons in the Senate. Senator j
Sumner has seen the longest service—
twenty consecutive years. Hon. Simon j
Cameron is the oldest Senator, and Mr. ■
Spencer, ot Alabama, the youngest,
Inthe House, the longest, consecutive
term of service.—that of Mr. Dawes, and ;
as useful as it has been long—stands ac- :
credited to Massachusetts. The House has
no septuagenarian, the oldest, member— j
Mr. Perry, of New York—being not quite
GO; to make up for which fact, there arc
seven members under W years of age. Of .
the professions represented in the body, j
the editorial has risen to the fourth place, j
having now eleven members. There are |
eight manufacturers, three doctors, two |
clergymen, om teacher, and one "general j
business." No less than fifty-two were
!>orn in Nc.v England, and seven came '
from the British Isles—Canada and Prussia
being the only other foreign birthplace*.— I
On the Suth November, by Rev. l)r Burrow*,
Mr. WILLIAM H. JIOOKI.R. of this city, to |
Miss KLI/ARKTII R., daughter of Robert T. :
Sinter Esa.. ot Henrico county
In tiiis city, on ihe Bth instant, .IuUN OSCAR
DANIEL, aged four .veal's anil < iuht dais; and
on the 7th instant, KEI.'UEN AL LEV JUNES,
sited Aye } - ears, eleven month*, tind nine days;
both children of Muhala A. end John J. Tyler.
On the morning of the Bth instant, Mr*. JANE :
l\ SHIELDS, aged seventy-live years and twett- I
ly-ihree days, widow of V\ .Hum 11. Shiidds, Sr. |
In this city, December s, is. I. I' '.J.K ER
WEST, aged sixiy-eight years.
In Amelia co_uitv, ou iho fith iii-l'tnt, Mrs.
NANNIE FABRAR. wife of Judge 1.. R. Far
rar, In the thirty-ninth year of her .t^c.
TO THE PEOPLE OS-' MIO.IMt.
TN PRESE.VTISO TO YOl'll NOTICE, I'llll
JL the Hist time In an extended wav, the F. F.
(FAMILY FAVORITE) WEED SEWINU-MA
CHINE, we will stale some of the reasons why
we think we are justified in claiming it to be the
BECAUSE, before belns; offered to the people,
It was tested by able eewtng-iii..''hiiiists, and by
th'-m so pronounced ;
BECAUSE, it took the firs', prize at tliepre.it
Paris Exposition in ist>7;
BECAUSE, it took the tirst pri*. at the great
four weeks' contest between sewing machines at
the B'Uiimore (Maryland) Institute in Iftt.9 ;
BECAUSE, it will do what liny outer first
class lock stitch will t'.o ;
BECAUSE, it will do what most of them can
not do. Wesuy this Without disparagement to
the merit-' of other machines;
BECAUSE, In the five years it has been before
the people, the salu lias been so rapid that ihe
company have been unable to supply the de
mand, tlm« leaving Virginia mid a great part of
the country unsupplied; and last, but not leant,
to give a woman's reason,
BECAUSE, il in just a 'little darling,'' and so
easy to learn. .
Prlcejthe same as any other UrM-ekiss machine.
Sold ou the instalment plan, if desired.
Machines sent on trial and instruction given
A history of the sewing-machine and un ac
count of the great four weeks' contest at Balti
more, sent free on application.
WM LOCKHART, Agent.
7;i. Main, corner Eighth street,
| de9—d&wly Richmond, Ya.
' C -_h.t«_# Horse furnished. Expenses i>aid
II 11. SHAW, Alfred, Me.
Kelioiois Services To-morrow.—
Vie note tho following special appoint
Second Baptist Church—Hey. C. 0. Hit
ting at 11 A. M. and 7* V. M. Monthly
meeting of the Baptist Sunday School As
sociation at ;ij P. M.
Fulton Baptist—Rer. Dr. .leter at II
Monumental Episcopal—Aflernooon ser
vice at lis, P. M.
Trinity Methodist—Bishop Doggctt at
11 A. M.; Rev. Dr. 1.. M. Lee at 7P. M.
Kiev Methodist—Rev. Geo. 0. Vander
-111 A. M. and 7P. M. Communion
Odd-Fellows' Hall (comer Franklin and
Mayo streets)— Rev. I). M. Hcnkel at 11 A.
M. and 7 I. 11.
Centenary—The regular monthly tneet
ng of the Methodist Sunday School Society
if Richmond ami Manchester will he held
Second Presbyterian—Rev. Dr. llogehu
■eturncd and will preach at tho usual
Virginia Hall (Ninth street) —Rev. John
thinner at 11 A. M. Sermon to children
at.'! I. M. Services in German.
Grace-Street Presbyterian—Rev. Dr.
lead has returned to the city and will
trench,at II A. M. and 4P. M.
Christ Church (Valley)— Rev. Mr. llox
on is expected to preach at l P. M.
Chancery Court of Richmond.—
hedge Fih.hugh — Friday, December B.—
The following cases were disposed of:
Kent vs. Whiteside and others. Decree i
of April 22, IS .2, having been fully satis
ied and discharged, order now directing i
cause to be removed from the docket, j
Stiles it Christ'nn and Steger, counsel.
Corbin, Ac., vs. Mills' executor. Order
Convening creditors of Nicholas Mills, de- i
ceased, under section 32, chapter 132, code •
if 1 Still, as amended by act of July 11, |
1870, and referring cause to a commission
er for further inquiry for account and re- '
port. Meredith, Pleasants, Guy ii Gilliam,
Mitchell it Williams vs. Clarke, ic.
)ecrce sustaining exceptions to coinmis
ioner's report, and recommitting the same
or further inquiry and icport. Lyons,
Janiel & Sands, counsel.
Robinson's executor vs. Robinson, tfcc.
'ecrce sustaining the objections of John
i. Molloy to the sale made to him of pro
petty mentioned in the report of sale, and
releasing him from said purchase and con
tinuing report of sale. Johnston i Wil
liams, Jones, Ac, counsel.
Crutchlleld vs. Bawsell. Order for sur
vey of the property in the bill and pro
ceedings mentioned. Howard & Wise and'
•I. B. Young, counsel.
Late 15_t Sensirlk Conct.ision.-— I
Jackson T. Taylor, editor of the People's j
Defender, Xewnan, Ca., comes to the
following late, but sensible conclusion, j
Mr. T. lesided in this city during the war, j
and was, we believe, an office-holder under |
the Confederate government. lin his re-'
turn from his Northern tour, Mr. Tavlor i
spent several days among his old friends in ]
this city, and was cordially received by .
them all. Iv a late issue oi" his paper he
A recent visit lo t'le Northern Stiitesi has at- i
foril-'il us a more correct idea of ihe n -ources of j
our brethren over the line than we ever had lie- t
fore. Tlie itesources vrhich were at their com- I
mandin the hue struggle may be justly called
Unlimited anil inexhaustible." A knowledge of j
their wealth, llieir luellilies tor manufacturing
anil their numerical strength ought to have con
vinced any |ir:ictical mind that our struggle tor 1
independence was vain. If we had been favored j
with A personal observation of these before the !
iniiitguruiion of the late war our judgment i
would have been convinced that the eli'ori lo re- ,
sist that power would prove inetl'ectutil. It ap- .
pears strange that The leaders of the Smith, who j
were posted, should have been so blind as to hope |
for final victory. What we have beheld leads -
ns to believe them the victims of madness.
ter of incorporation granted by ]
lickinson, of the Circuit Court of
Edward county, to the Farmville
; anil Insurance Company, has been
for record at the office of the Se
of the Commonwealth. This com
uithorized to insure houses, vessels,
c, and to do banking business
y. The capitol stock is not to be
i *()0,000 nor more than $500,000,
livided into shares of $100 each. .
icipal office is to be at Farmville.
arter of incorporation, granted by j
Turner of the Circuit Court of!
■k county to the Rock Enon Springs
iv, has also been received at the of- |
he Secretary of the Commonwealth j
rd. This company is authorized to I
in the mining, milling, or mauufac
lusiness. besides keeping a summer
The capital stock is not to be less
0,000 nor more than $200,000, divi
i shares of #1,000 each. The prin
tice of the company is lo be at Enon
tEME Court of Appeal-s— /•';_
eermlnr Wli. —Armstrong vs. Hul
land Atkinson, from the Circuit court ol
Augusta county. Appeal refused, and re
cord held by the clerk subject to the order
of Reuben D. Hill, Esq., of Staunton.
John W. Johnston vs. John S. Balthis,
from the Circuit court of Koanoke county.
Petition for writ of supersedeas refused.
G. W. Hansbrough, F.sq., counsel for peti
A. Morau vs. Brent et al., from the Cor
poration court of the city of Alexandria.
Appeal allowed and supersedeas awarded.
j Bond in the penalty of three hundred dol
j lars. D. 1.. Smoot, Esq., attorney for ap
Mayo and others vs. James River Bridge
Company. From the county court of
Chesterfield .county. Petition for an ap
peal refused, li. T. Daniel, Esq., coun.se
j for appellants.
I George W. Price vs. the Commonwealth,
upon writ of error to a judgment .of the
Circuit court of Cumberland county against j
said Price, who was tried for the larceny of
I black Jiorsc. Counsel, W. R. Berkeley. •
Esq., and the Attorney-General. Case j
submitted upon tho petit ion and record and !
brief by Mr. Berkeley.
Mr. i'oung concluded his argument in i
Sands' case, and it was sumbitted to the '
For January 1872.—C F. Johnson,'
the enterprising news-dealer, 9IS Maiu i
street, is in receipt of "Godey's Lady* |
Book" for January, 1872, and" has laid a
copy of it on our table. This number i
begins the forty-second year of this popu- j
lar magazine, and the eighty-fourth volume,
and it is positively superb. The engrav
ings and reading matter are apropos of the
new year, besides the usual variety on
miscellaneous topics. "Godey" is ahead,
and those of our readers who wish to pro
cure an advance copy of his treasure for
tho now year, should call upon Johnaon.
—A convention, to consider the subjec
of immigration, will be held in this city on
the l.th instant.
—Bishop McGill, of the Catholic church
is very ill at his residence in this city, aix
the prayers of his people have been re
quested in his behulf.
—The regular monthly meeting of the
Methodist Sunday-school Society will b
held at Centenary church to-morrow (Sun
day) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
--William A. Parsons, sheriff of Gooch
land comity, was yesterday fined $_.'> and
costs, in all _ 17, by Judge Guigon, of the
Dustings Court, for contempt in neglecting
to serve a civil process sent to him by Mr.
Andrew Jinkins, clerk of the Hustings
liwiMAN Opera.—The largest au
dience that we have ever seen in the Rich
mond Theatre, assembled last night to wit
ncsa the performance of " DerFreischi'itz.'
The assemblage, too, was as brilliant am
fashionable as it was large. Our leading
citizens, beautiful belles, and chivalric
beaux tilled to repletion orchestra and dress
circle. " Der Frcischiitz" has long since
been adjudged by the critics of the mtisica
world as Weber's master-piece. The music
is extremely intricate, and none but first
class artists can attempt its rendition. Un-
Hkc Trovatore, Martha and Stradella, it re
quires so thorough a musical training to
apprehend and appreciate its beauties, that
in a great degree it is removed from th
popular affections. " Der Freischiitz,"
apart from its grand music,islargely depen
dant for a successful performance on scenic
effect. Of this great auxiliary in producing
it we were deprived last night. It ran no
be expected that an itinerant opera com
pany can put it on a stage for a single night
with due regard for spectacular effects. 'Ihe
Formes-Habelmann combination ha I. there
fore, only to avail themselves of su _h facil
ities as our theatre supplied. These were
meagre, indeed, so meagre as to make the
grand incantation scene a failure. When
this scene is put on in all its grandeur, it ia
one of infinite spectacular magnificence,
and also of thrilling horror.
Madam Rosetti made her third appear
ance a3 Agatha. While she actea very
finely, the part does not give full scope to
her great dramatic powers. It is in char
acters like Leonora, Magaruitte, or Lucretia
Borgia, that she can illustrate her dramatic
genius. Madam Rosetti's singing last
night was delightful, and her voice came
out in all its power, pathos and melody.
M'lle Dziuba again captivated her audi
ence with her charming acting and singing.
This lady may be pronounced one of Rich
mond's greatest favorites.
Mr. Weinlich had his first ample op
portunity to show his great voice, I
and histrionic talents. His Casper was j
equal to any we have ever seen. In it he !
discovers that genius which has made j
him so distinguished an artist. The great
characteristic of Weinlich, in both singing !
and acting, is intensity, earnest, fervia, j
most expressive passion.
Hablemann, as Max, sang with exquisite j
melody. His voice was in better condition
than it has been on any night since Faust.
The more we see of this gentleman, the
more are we impressed that his voice is
better now than it has ever been ; it has
more power, more strength, and is" more I
velvety. In addition, too, he now sings
more in the Italian than German school.
William Formes and Carl Beaunard had j
but little to do, being cast in subordinate !
The chorus last night was very tine, the |
German society of this city aiding the com
pany. It received a cordial encore.
To-night the opera of " The Merry
Wives of Windsor" will be presented for j
the first time in this city. Carl Formes
appears as Falstaff. His reputation in it,
as a piece of great acting, is known to
Rry capital in the Old World.
lonky, not Principle.—Hon. Mr. I
I-vans, of Petersburg, yesterday introduced i
into the House, a resolution asking that
body to invite colored ministers, as well as
white ones, to open its meetings with
prayer. The resolution was laid upon the
table ; the Democrats opposing it and the
Republicans favoring it. We were sur
prised aud mortified to find this partisan
spirit so early exhibiting itself. We would
like for these Democratic gentlemen to ex
plain the difference between sitting in tho
same body with a colored man or listening
'to one of them pray ; and for fear we may
not be accommodated, we propose giving
our views of the difference.
To listen to a colored man's prayers
would not increase the amount of money
they receive, but to sit in council with one,
brings in six dollars a day. Thus the an
swer is given, if there is any money in a
disagreeable arrangement it is all right ; ifl
there's no money it all wrong.
Out upon such hypocricy and its defend- j
ers, who for political purposes will elect
in Hall to hold an office in this body, j
ami yet bo unwilling to see a colored mm- I
; ister officiate in prayer.
Mr. Lackland's Resolution.—On
I yesterday, in the Senate, Hon. \Vm. If.
; l_ucklaiid, of the Botetourt district, intro
j duced a resolution to "inquire into and re- '
j port whether any, and if any, what relief,
j consistent with justice and sound policy, I
I can be afforded to the people of the State J
; against the collection of ante 1,. Hunt debts."
Mr. Lacland represents a constituency,
j not only embarrassed, but who are actual
; ly in distress, from old debts hanging over l
] them and their properties; and while we
arc disnosod to make no comments upon
the subject, we are sufficiently intimate
with the people of the Valley and south- I
I west, to know their anxiety upon the sub- |
They have demanded of their repiesenta
j tives such a course as wiH brini; them re
j lief, or, as will finally settle the question.
j Mr. I_ackland is but representing tne wish
| es of his constituency in thus early agita
ting this important question, and we nave
no doubt he will be aided by the several
! members from his section of the State.
Henrico County Court— Judge E. |
I C. Minor, Presiding. —Yesterday William 1
j Johnson was found guilty of petit larceny,
> j and sentenced to two months' imprison
-11. B. Tompkins was lined $5 and costs !
\ for a misdemeanor.
William Smith, charged with a inisde
j ineanor, was committed to jail for a hearing
I Heavy Verdict.—ln the Circuit'
'; Court of the city of Richmond, Judge
, | Wellford presiding, a few days since, a
' j verdict was given against the administra
i j tor of a former well known resident of
i j this city for $35,000 and interest, being
, | the amount adjudged to be due for the
■ j unpaid balance of the purchase anterior
i" linn £tatc journal
lal Paper for the fcov c mmmi.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
XILLAR per squire of eight line-, sol 4
AL RATES ninde a; I—all I, ar hy
with regular patrons.
;'E GoVstt—JueHet J. J. Whir
\g. —The fol owing cases were di. -
s Taylor, charged with stealing a
at and other articles. Discharged;
•les being taken under the color of
ne liCtvis, charged with trespassing
ie premises of Joseph P. Jones,
leth Jones, charged with assaulting
Brannon, with intent to kill.
;uilty of assault and battery, and
ail for fifteen days, and lined $5.
ih Brannon, charged with assauli
striking Elizabeth Jones. Dis
the accusation not being sustained.
h Fields, charged with threatening
;aac Jacobs and violently resisting
er while in the dischargo of his
:>isclia.T_ed, on promise to leave the
fair, charged with assaulting and
Aaron Nelson. Discharged; no
ire Department are engaged in di
ic city into tire districts. When
lerfected, only such portion of the
ent as is needed will be called out
f an alarm, thus saving a vast deal
and tear of machinery and exer
the jiart of men and horses. In
i trivial (ire, the nearest apparatus
ailed out ; if the services of others
are needed, they will be called for by pre
concerted signals. 'Ibis is a good arrange-
A new fire alarm box will soon be
erected in front of Chief Ainslie's office,
on Tenth street, between Main and Cary,
with an alarm gong inside the office, at
tached, which will better enable the chief
to direct the operations of the department
in case of fire.
The Carrqj.l Case Again.—Ex
planalory Card of' <ieu. /'. Wise, Esq.
Mr. E-iitor —My friend Justice White desires
me to writ,, an explanation of two portions of
my card yesterday. In giving you ihe pruvis.
ions of Ihe res-en t act of the Legislature, I Mat .'it
wha: amount of jui'i_-dirtioii I iliinU ihe act con
fers. There can be no conflict, because the law
Erly exprew.es in '.vital case- the Police Jns
aud magistrates lilny a<i. Ths legal ques
which may ari.e as 10 whether au ucl
amounts to a felony or misdemeanor must be de
cided by the couit," anil vi any proper case the
Court of Appeals must determine
When I stated that l lie code forbids that felony
sball.be compromised, I did not suppose thai
any one would imagine that my |>ersonal friend.
I slice While, would, under any circumstances,
that, but simply 10 impress upon you the
>ught that I am bound to prosecute in case*.
lere 1 believe felonies have been committed.
i_«o. D. Wis*.
A Magnificent Picture. —Mr. El
r has just completed a life-size portrait
Oeneral lin, which we understand bas
en painted for the State of (ieorgia. It
a magnificent triumph of ail, and stamps
r. Elder as an artist of rare abilities.—
lis picture will be on exhibition for a few
days at the -lore of B. T. r'ranck, No. MD
Main street, who will take pleasure in ex
hibiting it lo those who may desire to see
kSAJ.E of Bonds.—Messrs. Davenport
Co. sold at 12 o'clock to-day $4,000
worth of Virginia consolidated bonds at
6t| ; $1,000 Petersburg railroad 8 per
cent, bonds at i)oi ; $1,000 Cnited States
registered o-_>o's at 111; $0,000 same at
110J; These sales were made by the au
thority of ileorge Rye, F.sq., treasurer of
tlie Commonwealth of Virginia, to reim
burse policy-holders in this State in recently
uspended insurance companies which have
>ecn doing business here.
Arrival of Convicts. —The follow- •
lg convicts arrived at the penitentiaiy
esterday: From Isle of Wight, John
Villiams, colored, seven years for larceny;
rom Orange county, Wesley Smith, col
rod, ten months for unlawful shooting ;
ledilto Hugnes, three years tor grand lar
_-ny ; and Anthony Davis, three years for
Quite a Pi eke it ante. —Instead of
,31. mail letters delivered in the city by
ie letter-carriers, as stated in our issuo of
esterday, there '.yore 05,260, difference of
learly 87,000 in favor of the carrkrs.
'igurcs won't lie if they are printed cor
Detained.—The. 2:30 P. M. train if
tn Richmond and Fredericksburg road war.
de'aiued au hour and thirty-live minutes
this afternoon, owing to the New York
train reaching Washington behind time, and
the delay in coaling of the Aquia creek.
Arrived.-—The brig "Alice," B, Bon
ner, master, arrived this morning from
Baltimore, with iron consigned to Talbot
A Son, of this city. The "Alice" will take in
a cargo of llour, and clear al an early day
for a foreign port.
IIP.STIXOS CiUßl'.—Judge Onigon's
court was engaged to-day with the case of
D. W. Moore, indided for altering .1 IX-
City COUNCIL, The City Council
nets iv ripccia' seesiou on Monday even
ft9~Tlu>>up«oii'H I'oninile Optinie, as a dres*.
ng for ihe Hair. _» all lhat is required; purely
vegetable and highly perfumed, it softens, Ini
l>rove» and beautifies the Hair, strengthens the
roots, and give* it a rich flossy appearance.—
For mile by all druggist*. Price, :1S and To cent
ft9~Jeu<en'a Inodorous Kid Glove Cleaner
Uy its aid glove, can lie quickly and repeatedly
denned and made equal 10 new ; even when bad
ly soiled ihev can be readily restored. It Is ea»y
of application and is p, rfetfeclly free from any
dor. Eur vale by druggist* and limey goods
dealers. Price, _5 cents v bottle.
»Sr Thur-lou's Ivory I'eurl Tuoui Powders.
is si rongly recommended as the besi dentrlfrlce
loiown. It cleanses and preserves the teeth
■ens the gums, sweetens ihe breath: and, con
ng no acid or gritty-substance, if perfectly
these, and can be lined dally with great ad
vantnge. Sold b;, all druggi-is. Price, 25 and
50 per bottle.
1 1.. M.tKIHIER,
__Y. >•►Rkhhosii, Va..
COMMISSI! IN DEALER IN ■- SHIPPER OK
AM. KISDS or
SOUTHERN PRODUCE A SPECIALTY.
No. 53SFtt.ic> siatETPißa,
West Wajbisuio. M-Wui,
Shipping ordern carefully put up. Consign
ments solicited. Returns promptly made.
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