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I AILY, SEMI-WEEKLY. AND: WEEKLY,
Ito. »12M Mjii» Sramr, Ricbmond, Vianixii.
CUM UID MM-BJt Editor and Man.-uer.
One year te oc j Three months 1 50
Six months is to I One month Mi
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ne year tl Mil Three months 73
_.t\ months 1 V I One month M
[ISSCBD »V»»T WED^BSDAV.]
On* year tl 60 I six months 78
CI.TJB RATES FOR SEMI-WEEKLY :
One Tear. Six Months. Three Months.
'5 copies.. ..WI 00 M 60 ♦ > 76
lo copies.... 20 011 10 00 (ion
•tn copies 3D 1)0 17 60 9 75
60 copies ... 75 00 .7 60 18 76
copies of each edition sent free.
.SATURDAY EVENING, DEC. 9, 1871.
THE POSTAL TELEUKAPH.
No measure now before Congress war
lants moro earnest and careful attention
than a postal telegraph system. The Post
master-General warmly recommends it,
vim a largo nuraher of our most experi
enced business men, as well ns the people
ut large, support the measure.
The experiments in Europo are of the
most satisfactory character, ft has been
clearly demonstrated there, that a rate of
transmitting messages as low as one cent
|>er word, for distances not over 500 miles,
nnd two cents a word for 1,000 miles, can
lie made to pay the operators, uniler gov
ernment supervision. Tho profits of i
creased business grow so much faster tha
the expenses in telegraphy, that great co
cessions in price have already been made
popularize this mode of communication.
The tendency is more and more to <
business by telegraph, as time becomes
more important element in trade.
There seems to be some difference o
(.pinion as to the precise mode, in whic
the telegraph shall lie related to the posta
The plan which was at first propose!
to-wit: that the government should own ant
operate the telegraphs, is open to gra
It would hardly fail to become a sour
of corruption, and would be found far lo
economical than where private enterpri
operates the lines.
The proper plan as it seems to us is,
follow out the mode of the present posta
Mrrice. The Post-office Department now
contracts with private parties to carry the
mails for a specific sum, letting the job to
the lowest responsible bidder. Let it ap
ply the same principle to the transmission
lif letters by telegraph. Responsible par
ties are willing to contract at the cheap
rates above mentioned. The Department
has carriers and offices already, and could
deliver messages vastly cheaper than pri
vate parties can do at present.
We understand that some decided action
Will be taken on this matter at the present
aession. Every man and woman in the
land is interested in it. The poor widow,
Whose only son lies sick in a distant city,
which her poverty will not permit her to
visit, would bless the telegraph that would
bring her a cheering message every day for
ft few cents.
The man of business whose profits de
fend upon quick sales would use the tele
graph ten times where he now uses it once.
A little thought will convince any one how
vastly trade tvould be quickened, and what
v new element of good would be infused
jato our social and industrial life, when a
ican be sent a thousand miles for
of a letter postage twenty years
ion the plan of letting the contracts
nission by telegraph, an we now
tail service, tliw grand measure
lauguraled without costing the na
gle dollar. The government buys
nd employs no additional help,
' deliver messages, and these era
e paid hy the parties receiving the
We can see no possible objeo |
his plan, and we cannot under
y any member of either House iv
can refuse to provide for his con- j
and the general public the iuealcula- ;
ntagis of a postal telegraph ser» <
f course, to be expected that such :
>ly as the Western Union would j
he Postal Telegraph, or favor a I
ealizing it, which should involve j
tase of its lines at a price lift}' per ;
c the present cost of construction,
the people are on one side, and (
V.w owners of the Telegraph stock
; other, it is sadly true, that com
ital will resist and cmbarnss the
ssion of the popular will, in this i
er matters. It cannot, however, '
the ultimate accomplishment of ]
ificent measure, demanded alike i
isiness antl social interests of the
E IKAVKIMI PHI VIM-UK.
it deal of nonsense is afloat in
the Franking Privilege. .Ye con
it one of the best things which a !
nan can do, is to send books and ,
> his constituents. The trifling '-,
n expense is utterly insignificant,
with the vast and substantial
c people, from the circulation of I
information. Wo want the couu
ed with the best reading matter
ias possible. Let us publish and
books and newspapers ; no mat
f aro not precisely to our mind, j
itely prater that a man shot.ld '
opposition paper even than to read j
Itousands of citizens get reading
matter through the Franking Privilege
tthey would never see whithout it. '
lope there will be nerve and manliness '
gh in both parties to stand up for this j
provision ol the law against a popular
or, which is not shared by the right j
thinking masses of the people. It is not at
sill certain that any money-saving could bo j
..'tl'ei't.i'd by the abolition, and surely tho |
educational value of the privilege vastly
outweighs all tht expense. I ■
i The plan for encouraging emigration, pro- I
posed in UOTernor Walker's mesmge, i.
well worthy of the serious attention of our
Legislature. The large space which tho
subject occupies in the Message is every
way proper, in view of its commanding im
portance. Tlie resurvey, subdivision, and
J official guarantee of title, is the indispensi
ble prerequisite for future purchasers ofour
j lands. __■ the Governor has set the oxam
i pie, lot the Legislature seriously devote it
self early iv the session to the study of this
whole question. It requires time for care
ful deliberation, and the people will not be
grudge any reasonable sum, spent under
discreet management, to secure a market
for the vast body ef unimproved land which
| is now a burden to them.
We trust that the enlightened and liberal
recommendations of Governor Walker will
be accepted, and followed in spirit with
such a bill as will give them the highest
effectiveness. There should bo no delay in
considering, and certainly no haste in pass
ing upon, a subject which involves the pros
perity of the State so deeply. Every citi
, zen has a direct pecuniary interest in tho
adoption of the wisest plan, and all sides
should be heard before a decision is reached.
Last winter emigration was postponed, in
the interest of trifling and it_sigiiifi___nt mat
ters, until it was too lato for deliberation.
, | The convention of Land Agents which
. meets on Tuesday next, in this city, will
! doubtless have some valuable suggestions
.! to make. These enterprising gentlemen
i ! are interested in the most direct manner to
r ' promote the settlement of the State and the
j sale of its lands. They will represent all
, portions of the State, and we hope the
i meeting will be a large one, and its action
. united and well timed.
, THE FLORIDA -HKI'I 111 II A V
A new weekly paper, with the above
( title, has been started in Jacksonville,
Florid*. The necessity for the new pub
, lication, and its objects, are thus set forth
, by the paper itself:
: The want of an ably and honestly conducted
I journal, on. that should be above the control of
f combination* of corrupt politicians, and all un-
I worthy Influences, has been deeply felt by ihe
I : good and line men of the State. The Re
l | publican Association, composed of prominent
j business men of the State, wait organised for the
i pu.p-.se of effecting that consummation, and we
i here present the first number of the Florida He
* j publican as ihe result of their enterprise.
.1871."''" W .V! I ;. 1 B7L
B • REDUCTION OF PRICES.
Owing to the lateness of the season, and our
1 very large stock of winter goods (all of this sea
r son's manufacture,) \vp will from this date offer
. our and varted assortment of
0 j DRESS SUITS,
HUSINESS SUITS, and
a j OVERCOATS,
for men's and boys' wear, at a
, t VERY M ATF.RIAI, REDUCTION IN PRICES,
d which will al.o apply to our complete
'" stock of
HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR
* In furnishing department.
* I lIW7 Main street, opposite iiost-o-lice.
0 \ Uiß-l-tf]
r SEWING MACHINES.
'rrritxcox «c eißßs, *
,_ j ONE MONTH TRIAL BEFORE PURCHASE.
V | JAMES E. A. GIBUS,
't | Ninth nnd Hank streets,
RICHB ._._>, VIR.>ISU.
_ I " I have the Wheeler k Wilson, Grover k Ha*
1 ker, nnd Willcox & Gibbs machines. I use the
g ' Willcox k Clibbs, thinking it far superior to any
' other."'— Mrs. Henry Ward Beectter.
s i de 7—diwly
c riiHK IMPROVED HOWE
l- : IS TO lIAV THt: 1./VTl.sr JtMl MOST Mnl.6B_l
8 ! SEWING-MACHINE
' in the world, having lite original LOCK-STITCH
i- and a greater range of work, doing both very fine
and very coarse work jjerfectly with Mile tmuble
" to the operator, litis attachments for
i- | HEMMING,
'• I GATHERING,
,- I TUCKING, Ac.
| In diet, until you have seen the HOWE, you
■ have no Idea what a really modern Sewing-
Machine will do.
J. t. M< KENNEY, Agent,
1 no 111—tf *2.i Maui street.
• riVHE IMPROVED
9 | SINGER SEWING MACHINE
r j THE REST FOR ALL KINDS OF WORK.
• j Its sales indicate it;
i Durability and Popularity ;
_ ; Its Work confirms it..
_ I 127,5 M SOLD LAST YEAR.
s j jVO OTHER MACHIVK SOLD SO MANY!
_ j We neither force nor crowd sales.
The Machine must stand upon its own merits.
c j Gall aad examine it.
SEWING MACHINES REPAIRED.
MADAME DEMORESTS CELEBRATED
s : PATTERNS fur ladies' and children's clothing
1 and gentlemen's under garments.
SHAFFER 4 STRONG,
I mh in— dtwts 918 Main street.
i 00NTEACT0ES' TOOLS.
" I XX "• HARVEY,
'jXI. AUGUSTA, MAINE,
Manufacturer of all descriptions of
J I Miaaaa', f'.i.xtkactoes' ahd Stone-Ci-ttbrs'
HAMMERS AND TOOLS,
I ' such ___
f ! Bush, Hand, Hedge, Face and Pean Hammers.
' DRILLS, HALF-ROUNDS, WEDGES, 4c,
1 from tbe best brands of English Cast-Steel.
■ j Repairing done on reasonable terms. Satisfac
I tion guaranteed.
• ) All orders by mail or otherwise promptly at
i tended io.
*_T Send for Price List. te S7—wSm
I -pUTTERH'K'S PATTERNS—
1 FALL AND WINTER FASHIONS
j I Late stylus just receive*!; alxo, Mhikoiolita-i
i for December. Principal agency at the office of
r the HOWE SEWING-MACHINE, .is Main
i nreet J. F. McKENNEY
1 no in—if
t "TIX THK TYPE WITH \l_-l_H THIS
I J\. PAPER is PRINTED, was cast nt the
foundry of il 1. PELOUZE 4 CO.,
> I je li—ileodtwin Richmond, Vn
———— it ii i i i n.ii„
WEEKLY STATE inIKMI..
A HEI.IABLE FAMH.T NEWSPAPER,
POMTICS, Vll V »
. . i I U \ I I XI. AGilhli.llHl,
nil 1 111' MEC II Wli ARTS,
AT A PRICE WITHIN KK4CH OF A_LL.
I HI CHKAPEST ANU THE BEAT.
SPECIMEN COPIES SENT FREE.
EXTRAORDINARY IMM . I.MIMs
VALUABLE PRIZES TO PERSONS SEND
ING* CLUBS I
PAPER SENT FREK FOR BALANCE OF IP7I
TO ALL NEW SUBSCRIBERS I
LOOK AT OUR LOW CLUB RATES AND
LIST OF SPLENDID PRIZES;
TERMS -Invariably in Advancf :
One copy 4.. months #0 70
One- copy one year 1 CO
Five copies one year (with one copy Tree U>
pernoH Bending the club) $3 2*
Ten copies one year (with on*? copy oi Skvi-
Wkhki y free to person sending the club... 10 00
Peri*ons com]>etlng for the prizes, will not be
allowed Ihe extra copy after th<* first club, but
can remit nt the lowest rates, (fi each,) and are
allowed to add to their cluh one or more names,
as fast as they are obtained, and ar** not restricted
to any on« postotßce or county.
In addition to the inducement;* offered hy tlie
atx)vc liberal Club rates, we will present to the
pei-sou _*ndlu« ru THE LARGEST LIST OF
SUBSCRIBERS before the first of June, 1872,
A CELEBRATED WHEELER k WILSON
NOISELESS FAMILY SEWING-MACHINE,
which can be seen at the Wiihiuk * Wii.so«f
Aoi.n. v of Messrs. Radwat k Hii.l, No. 1001
Majs Sntnirr, Richmoxd,
a number of OTHER VALUABLE PRIZES,
cone Is tins of
THE CELEBRATED DIXIE PLOW (2-horhr,)
manufactured by Mn. P. 11. Starkb, Richmond.
VALUABLE BOOKS, FRUIT TREES, kc kc,
to be awarded March 10th, 1872.
THE WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Will contain a faithful resume of the News of
the Week from all parts of the world ; full and
accurate reports of the Richmond and Baltimore
Markets; well digested Editorials upon aH the
current matters of interest, Political, Financial,
Commercial, Agricultural and general topics;
selections from the leading-journals of this coun
try, local and State news, kc This paper will
maintain the principles of The National Repub
lican Party, and strennously advocate all mea
sures to advance the public good. Believing
POPULAR EDUCATION io be the great want
of our State and Country, we shall give largo
space to its advocacy. We Khali devote a large
portion of cur columns to the subjects of Agri
cultural, Horticultural and Mining interests, giv
ing Interesting articles on subject* from able
LIST OF PREMIL'MS.
We announce to-day A PREMIUM LIST FOR
1872, which offers to the friends of tht» State
JoraHAi- an opportunity to serve themselves and
aid to extend tlie circulation of
A FrRST-CLASS NEWSPAPER.
The JotR.VAi. Is now favorably known all over
the State, and it will be much easier to raise
clubs for it now, than heretofore.
AS A FAMILY k AGRICULTURAL PAPER,
the Wkbkly Statb JocRNKi. will be found espe
cially valuable. No pains will be spared lo keep it
Any person who chooses, may collect a list of
subscribers, large or small, and rvceivc the
It is only necessary to exhibit copies of the
paper, explain its value, and forward the names
and money. The money should always be sent
by ZHiAFT or pght-offick otii'Rß ; but it' that can
not be done, by RBaiarBRKD li.ttkk, the money to
be placed in the envelope, which is to !-■ sealed
In presence of the postmaster.
The terms (EQUAL TO ANY IN THE WHOLE
BOUTH) upon which we offer the Joub-val, bring
it within reach of the poorest. There are many
young persons, engaged in teaching and other
callings which give leisure, nnd who would be
quite certain to raise a club for us in a week if
they really set themselves at it. We now oiler,
as our first prize, a splendid
No. 2 WHEELED k WILSON SEWING
MACHINE, WORTH !s*o.
This splendid machine will be awarded to the
person who sends us the largest number of sub
scribers before the Ut of June, 1t.72. Our second
prize is an
ORDER FOB FRIIT TREES
upon the well-known Vernondale NuiMJfiM of
Chalkley Gilllngham, who has a splendid assort
ment of fruit trees, grape vines and shrubbery,
of all varieties, especially adapted to Virginia.
This order is worth FIFTY DOLLARS, and will
entitle the holder to thai .amount of trees, at
cash prices. This prize w*e offer to the second
best list sent us before the of March, in
time for spring planting.
The third prize is of ihe same kind as the second
wwrth FORTY DOLLARS, and will be given to
the pi-r.-t'Ti sending the third best list.
As additional prizes, we o:ier a WEBTER'S
DICTIONARY, unabridged, worth *12 ; a two
horse DIXIE PLOW; set of best Agrieultnral
Works, worth $10; Fowler and Wells' publica
tions; New Music of Peters A Co., worth flOj
also, sets, of valuable miscellaneous hooks, worth
$10 each ; also, orders for nursery Mock, worth
ten dollars each. One of the above prizes will
be awarded to each cluh of fifty, and prizes of
one-half the value, in our discretion, to each club
of thirty. Each comi>etitor may indicate the
prize which he prefers, and it will bo awarded
to the first who has so expretised preference.
Please state what prize you aim at. This will
not prevent you takiug any smaller prize should
you fall to secure the higher.
Every club of five will be euutlej to an extra
copy or the Wkbklv. OfcrtVtUtWn along the lines
of the railroad will find it to their interest to in
clude also the Daily, and Sbmi-Wbbrly, espe
cially, In their list. Every subscriber for the
Sbmi-Weeki y will count as two for the Wthki.t,
and for the Daii y In same proportion.
At our club rates, two cents a we«k supplies
you with a first-class paper. Newsdealers and
others will find it for their interest to keep our
paper, WEEKLY and SEMI-WEEKLY for sale.
They will be furnished at favorable rate*.
To aid parties raising clubs by enabling them
to offer some Inducements to each subscriber, we
propose the following:
To oach club ol ten subscribers or more we will
send a sufficient number of GRAPE CUTTINGS
of the new and liest varities to furnish each mem
ber TWO DOZEN VINES. With these cuttings
we will send directions for rooting.
To each club of fifty or more we will send TWO
ROOTED VINES each, and al«_ CUTTINGS as
above. These will be sent for distribution to the
club. These VINES and CUTTINGS will be from
our own grounds where we haveoverone hundred
varieties on trial, including all uew and choice
kinds, which we will be glad to aid in distributing
over ths> State among our readers and others If
any prefer scions of choice apples, cherries, |h»;im,
Ac. We will substitute or add them to ibe
grapes, if hifoiuied lv time. We believe that
next to a good newspaper, a l>oun!iful supply of
good fruit for old and young is the best gift of
Kemittances should be made by money orders
or registered letters, and addressed io
Editor and Manager State Journal. Richmond. I
CO! THERN PLANTER AND FARMER.
A FIHBT-IUTE ADVERTISING MEDIUM
This old and well-established (ournal has n-
ceutly changed hands, and will be conducted
wlili renewed rigor. It will number among lt«
contributors some of the ABLEST WHITFKS
I THE COtNTRY upon nil subjects kindred
trlcultun. The different departments of the
nal—Agricultural, Horticultural, Mechanl
lion .ehold, Ac—will each be conducted with
ew to make lt the most
..CABLE AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL
>cry !ar.__<>r should take It, and no one who
i has recently moved Into the State can afford
v without lt, as It contains the experience of
most practical and successful farmers and
< an advertising medium It has no superior In
South, having a large circulation amongst
most substantial farmers and business men.
trance companies, bankers, machinists, fertl
ig companies, nurserymen, seedrnen, com.
slon merchants, 4c, who wish to reach the
: class of people in the country, will And it o
r Interest to advertise In this Journal,
will be mailed to subscribers on the first day
ach month at ♦ > per annum In advance,
leclmen copies will be sent on applicaiion.
II business communications to be addressed
JOHN W. RISON,
Editor nnd Proprietor.
illce No. 2 Columbian Block, corner of Thl
tth nnd Cary streets. de B—tf
HAMPTON NORMAL AND AGRICUL
It i 3 proposed to issue from this Institution a
Illustrated monthly four-page newspaper (24x3
inches, full slxe) to bo called
THE SOUTHERN WORKMAN,
I Devoted to the industrial classes of the Sont
Ift O. Armbtroxo, editorial manager; J. F. I
Marshall, business manager. Terms; Ono do -
lar a year, In advance.
The first number Is expected to appear no
later than next Christmas, dated January Is
IS7S : succeeding numbers on or before the first o
•' The Southern Workman" will be pruned
fair white book paper. Mr. .T. R. Osgood, of
Boston has generously oliered a picture from
Beiry Saturday for each number, lt is hoped to
secure further-contributions in order to present,
In each number, a variety cf illustrations, em
bracing pictures of the best Inventions in agricul
tural and household machinery, of good stock of
every kintl, of famous places anil scenes, and of
| domestic lif- : also portrait" of distinguished
Mere writing will not go far with a large por
tion of onr constituents; adequate ideas of what
they have never seen or heard of can best be con
veyed by pictures ; written English is almost an
unknown tongno to the Southern workman ;
rending Is so Irksome as to he of little pleasure
to him. Good and cheap information has not
been presented to the laboring classes in a man
ner adapted to win their attention and suited to
We shall aim, ultimately, to reach those who
take no newspaper—io create a class of readers
whoso information now scarcely reaches beyond
I their visible horizon, and yet whose responsibili
ties and actions extend to* antl affect every part
of our country.
This Is mlss.on work—not a speculation— and
las such we take lt up, believing that It will, in a
a year, become self-supporting, and regarding
I the mechanical part as germane to the plan of
We nope to enter the cottage or cabin as a
welcome guest, with amusement and instruction
for young and old; to satisfy, in an effectual wav,
the universal desire to know what is going on In
the world, nnd to connect more closely, if possi
ble, the chords of sympatty that stretch from
heart to heart all over this land, by teaching our
readers the lesson of true brotherhood, and mak
ing bright and clear the relations and duties of
It is therefore proposed to publish an attrac-
I ttve sheet, giving the news of the day, corres
pondence from different parts of the country and
world, to urge practical measures for the benefit
of the people, to stimulate respect for labor aud
self-help, and enthusiasm for education, tn mag
nify the office of the teacher, to give attention to
agriculture and the arts, by writing and illustra
tion, and to devote several columns to moral and
religious reading. Without being denomination
al we hope to cooperate with all true Christian
vi all Southern workmen tlie teacher is the
most available lor the diffusion of literary tastes ;
he is the entering wedge. He occupies the ex
ceptional position of having no educated class
around him. If it be possible to awaken Ills In
terest in general subjects, his tastes will bo re
fiected in the minds of his pupils, and the great
point will be gained, that a newspaper will find
in the cottage appreciative listeners. The neces
] slties of the teacher In encouragement and Infor
mation will therefore receive a leading share of
consideration in this journal.
Our agricultural column will be directed esjie
cially to giving such information as may benefit
small landed proprietors. The peculiar mlsfor
| tnne of the Southern workman Is, that he has
j had no school in which to learn systems of mixed
farming adapted to tlie changed circumstances
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE.
An excellent outfit for a job and newspaper
j office has lieen purchased and set up In onr prin
i cipal building. An experienced aud energetic
foreman, Mr. W. J. Buttertteld, late of Rlver
slde Pi ess, Cambridge, Mass., Is In charge, and a
good job business has commenced. Four students
are learning the trade, and many more desire the
Ten thousand dollars are needed to carry this
I enterprise through. By using a Washington
' baud-press and a limited stock we need but tl.ooo
lin hand at the omset; $l,ojO have oeen contribu
ted ; ♦3,000 are needed immediately to imy for
We submit our cause to thefriends of the labor
Ing classes at the South, asking their thoughtful
attention to tills statement, urging again the need
of more light for these dark masses, of a swifter,
more wide-spread agency than the school teacher
—a herald and helper of the free school—and re
minding them that from the printing-office to Its
most distant reach our pap r will practically ad
vocate self-help, equnl rights, nnd a fair oppbrttt-
Oontribtuions may be senl to the editor or busi
Committee in behalf of Trustee*.
Hamilton, Va., Novembers, 1871
rItHK COUNTRY GENTLEMAN.
The Cultivator and Oov%t__ Ghareuuu*,
fur nearly two score years, has ranked, both in
tin:; country anil abro.ui, as Hfe Stakdakb Jora
bal or Axkrii'ax Aaaicut.Tt._tS. The editors and
proprietors, in addition to their own jiersonal
latiors, are regularly assisted by a very large
SPECIAL COR RESPONDENTS
and Regular ConUibuun., among whom ai-e In
cluded many leading agriculturalists, in all part*
of the country, East and West—and by over
MO Occasion., t. axii Voi.r_rr.tßT Writers,
directly in the ranks of the best farmers and
hortlcultiiralists of nearly every State In the
Union. With the cooperation of so large a cor)_s
of practical men, this journal is intended to pos
sess exceptional value as the chosen
MEDIUM OF INTER-UOMMUNIOAION
among all classes interested in the products and
fertility of the land—those who cultivate and
those who consume—the buyer and shipper, as I
well as the first owner of the crop—breeders of j
improved animals and their customers—manu
facturers of improved machinery and those who I
purchase and employ it—nurserymen and fruit
raisers—ami, especially, to supply fuller and bet
ter data as to the progress, pros])ects aud re
turns of each successive se;tson, as throwing
light upon one of the most important questions
of all questions—vhkn to bi'y axd when to sell
TEKMS--The Couxtby Gebti.emax 1b pub
lished weekly, on the following terms, when paid
strictly In advance: One copy, one year, ♦2.60;
four copies, ♦ 10, and an additional copy for the
year free to the sender of Ihe club ; ten copies,
♦'.io, and an additional copy lor the year five to
to ihe sender of the club.
-___TSpbciuf.. CoeiKS Freb.
Address LUTHEW TUCKER k SON,
no 10—dtwtf Publishers, Albany, K. Y.
■\\TIIV NOT SAVE FIFTY CENTS TO ONE !
TV DOLLAR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS when
times nre so very hard ? Everybody must have '
Are, for winter comes on rapid and fierce, while
we are selling coal of all kinds nt from fifty '
cents to one dollar twenty-live cents cheaper ;
than any establishment in the city.
WOOD, both OAK and PINE, cheap as the !
cheapest, trail or send to Cary and Nineteenth,
or to Grace street. No. 708, and be convinced.
de s—Sin CHAS. H. PAGE k CO.
/Hill. AND WOOD.
Constantly on hand
THE BEST OAK AND PINE WOOD,
LONG, SAWED AND KINDLING WOOD. j
BITUMINOTS COAL AND COKE,
at very lowest prices, at YARD, corner of Main
pviiuMt: Dimßvvn i.«6uiU-_ck! J
PETmSBimo SAVINGS AND LYSURANOK j
OF rUTVRSBITftn, T]Jl _I.IIA
SAJpt B. PAUL"V.'._..'.'.:.'.'.Sec_vta_y.
FIREMEN'S F"UND INSURANCE COMPANY !
or »Ajt f_u.cisco, cai
j Capital igoldl «.00,000 '
I Surplus (golc!) *90,_HT !
j Total assets (gold) ♦Wi.OUT
FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS In Virginia i
I Registered and United States Honds deposited
| with the Treasurer or Virginia for security of
■ Virginia policy-holders.
New York Board of Reference— David Do ws, Geo. I
I OiKlyke, A. A. Low, H. B. Ciaflln, W. T. Cole
man, John Wluslow, James Lees.
FIRE AND MARINE RISKS TAKEN AT THE I
LOWEST CURRENT RATES.
The undersigned, representatives of the abOTe
i llrst-class liberal and prompt paying companies,
j respectfully solicit the patronage of those desi
THOS. M. ALFRIEND 4"SON,
Life, Fire and Marine Insurance Agents,
ise 23—(1,»w_».1i_i Oglce No. 80- Main it.
pACIFIC IN»(JRAN( E COMPANY
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Deposited with Ti.usurer of Virginia, '
Deposited with Comptroller of New
Stockholders indtviduallv liable under Slate
I law, adding »_0,000.000 additional security to the
This favorite Company insures all kinds ofpro
| perty and merchandise agninst loss or damage by
, fire and the perils of the sea, on the most favora
I Tho Company makes PROMPT payment of
| Chicago losses, and reinstates its capital to ONF.
| MILLION DOLLARS IN GOLD. •
JOHN H. CLAIBORNE 4 CO.,
OC23—lw Agents, 1108 Main street.
| OPECIAL NOTICE]
I mT2J&hJX?2S l ££ WISHING FIRE INSU
!k. i_sih": THE HIC'HMONI) BANKING AND
j INSURANCE COMPANY offer inducements un-
I surpassed by any safe company, to Insure against
i loss by Are of all kinds of property.
They ask of their friends and the public to give
them a call before insuring elsewhere.
C.nsnlt your own Interest and Insure with us
T. ft. STARKE, General Agent.
Jobs F. C. Potts, Secretary. oc 26—d*-wly
pITIZE-VS' INSURANCE COMPANY I
(Incorporated April, 1836,)
No. 1.16 Broadway, New York.
Cn-sh Capital «i_oo,ooo 00
Surplus 411,418 94
Assets, Oct. 1, 1871 111,416 94
Insures Buildings, Furniture, Merchandise and
I arm Properly against loss or damage by tire.
P company will not lose more than Twenty
ousiind Dollars by the Chicago Are
James m. Mi-lean, Pres't.
EnwAßb A. Waltox, Secy.
R. T. BROOKE, Aobkt,
oc 16—tf No. 1014 Main street, Richmond, Va
TCMPIKE MUTUAL LIFE INS riKANCE
NO. 139 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
O. HILTON SCRIBNER, President.
SIDNEY W. CROFUT, Secretary.
This company is purely mutual. All policies
incontestable fox usual causes. No restrictions
upon travel or residence.
POLICIES ABSOLUTELY NON-FORFETTA-
All policies absolutely incontestable after two
in i iiml premiums.
Good, reliable, and efficient AGENTS are
wanted for every section of the State. A proflt
ahle position is open to all those who can fin in -_
satisfactory references and are willing to work.
Apply at the branch office of the Company,
NO. 918 MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, VA.
C. A. LOWBER, Manager.
Medical Examiner, Da. A. S. McRAE.
BOYAL FIRE INSURANCE
OF IJVERPOOL AND LONDON.
(UriTAi., ♦10,000.000, Golp.
Deposited with Treasurer of Virginia, ♦60,000
In United States bonds.
Shareholders personally liable for the obliga
tions of the company.
Being appointed agents of the above staunch
old company, we solicit the patronage of the
public upon its unquestionable security, prompt
and liberal settlement of all claims, and heavy
Merchandise, buildings, and personal property
insured on the most liberal terms.
Losses paid as soon as adjusted without dio
JOHN H. CLAIBORNE k CO.,
no 7—lrn Agents, No. 1106 Main street.
THE GERM OF LIFE.
k (i ENTS, NOTICE I
PREPARATION OF MEAT JCICBI
'mler Letters-Patent granted to Mann S. Valen
tine, of Richmond, Va., by The Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, the Channel
Islands, and the Isle of Man, Franco, Bel
glum, and the United States of America, for
PREPARATION OF MEAT JUICE,
wiiich he terin_-
THE GERM OF LIFE j
Or, NUTRITIVE PRINCIPLE '.
'. shall, as Mr. Valentine's agent, take charge
of and give my exclusive attention to the
iroduction of THE PREPARATION OF
IEAT JUICE. With present and Increas
ng facilities, I shall be enabled to supply tbe
r:ide here and elsewhere In quautity, and on
Wholesale orders directed to me will receive
prompt attention. At retail the MEAT JUICE
may be obtained of all the principal druggists.
IRA W. BLUNT, Aoe.it
VALENTINE'S GERM OF LIFE,
No. 4, South Tenth St., between Main and Cary,
4 CARD FOR" THE LADIES,
In consequence of misrepresentations of cer
tain interested but nnscrnpulons persons, we beg
cave to remind Hi.
I.AMKS OF RICaMOKR
t _at tlie agency for
is still at the
OFFICII OF THB
HOWE SEWING MACHINE,
Ns. 893 Main Street,
HE LATEST STYLES JUST RECEIVED.
oo _«—diwts J. F. McKENNEY, Agent.
A LL NIGHT HOUSE .
S l' A M M E 1. L ,
NO 21S, NINTH STREET, NEAR BROAD,
is proprietor of the
ONLY ALL NIOHT HOUSE IN RICHMOND.
Gentlemen can be supplied with OYSTEHS tn
•very style, and with choice WINES, LICJUORS,
oc 11—8 m 218 NINTH STREET.
rplIE STATE JOURNAL Is an exrelfeaf ftd
1 venislng medium. Try it and dm. I
; ' ll ___jf ffE%t
' PaMrmr. OmrsIOl W. Fitth9t, OmiimiAfl, O.
} THE ONLY RELIABLE
flTT""" TlTa'TmHtrrflTi-W TUT (tiTttl /i.-,r-rmn,t .
L. D. SINE* Ei.hter_.th
GRAND ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION,
To be Drawn Moni.at, Janiurt UT, 1872.
8500,0. OIN VALUABLE OIFTS '
TWO GRAND CAPITAL PRIZES'
♦10.000 IN AMERICAN GOLD I
♦10,000 IN AMERICAN SIL .'ER !
FIVE PRIZES OF ♦! ,000, TEN PRIZES OF ♦MO,
Even in GREHxniCKs.
One Span of Matched Horses, with Family
Carriage and Silver-Mounted Harness,
Five Horses and Buggies, with Sllver-Monnted
Harness, worth ♦600 each.
Fit c Fine-toned Rosewood Pianos, worth
25 Family Sewing-Machines, worth ♦NX) each.
2,300 Gold and Silver Lever Hunting Watches
(In all) worth from *20 to ...»0 encli.
Ladies' Gold Leontine nnd Gents' Gold Vest
Chains, Solid and Double-Plated Sliver Table
and Teaspoons, Photograph Album",
Jewelry, kc, kc, kc, kc
Nr«BERorGiFTs2S,WiO| Tickets limited to 100,000
Agents wanted to sell tickets, to whom liberal
premiums will be paid.
Single Tickets, *2: Six Tickets, *io; Twelve Tick
ets, »20; Twenty-five,»4o.
Circulars containing a full list of prizes, a de
scription of the manner of drawing, and other
information in reference lo the Distribution, will
be sent to anyone ordering them. All letters
must be addressed to
L. D. SIN>:, Box 8(1,
Offick, Cincinnati, O,
101 W. Fi Tl h street. no I.l—wtl Ki.'.
(.' II A M P I 0 N
FIRE AND BURGLAR-PROOF SAFES,
(WITH DRT FILI.IBI:,)
Awarded the Prize Medals at Worlds Fair
London, World's Fair, New York,
Imposition Universe!!.', Ptirls
FARREL, HERRING k CO.,
No. £07 (formerly 029) Chestnut street, Phils,
807 Chestsi'T Strei.t, Phila.
HERRING, FARREL it SHERMAN, N. Y.
HERRING k CO., Chicago.
HEBRING, FARREL Si CO., New Orleans.
The Mammoth Safe purchased hy the Fidelity
Safe Deposit Company was made by
FARREL, HERRING.* Co.
More than 80,000 Herring's Sufi 1 * tnuo been
and ar" now in use, and over
have passed through accidental iires, preserving
their contents in some instances where many
Second-hand Safes, of onr own and other
make*, having been received in part pay for the
Improved Herring's Patent <Hi.tn.pion, for Bale
at low prices. no 'Jo—ly
Xjl A. DAYTON,
MACHINERY, RAILROADS, MANUFACTU
RERS' AND ENGINEERS' SUPPLIES,
TENTH ST., EETWEEN MAIN AND CARY,
STEAM ENGINES of improved construction,
for all purpose)., of Richmond or Northern build,
Railroad, Machine, Car and Carpenter Shop*,
Pinning: Mills, Sash, Dlind, Door, Cabinet-ware,
Chair, Bedstead, Wooden-ware, Agricultural,
Machine, Handle, Spoke, Stave, Carriage Wood,
Cotton and Woolen Factories, Cotton Gins,
Farmers, Foundries, Rolling Mills, Tobacco Fac
tories, Tanneries, Saw, Flouring, Corn and Paper
Mills, Mines, kc, kc; Forged and Rolled Iron.
Improved Shafting, Pulleys and Hangers, Melt
ing, Lace Leather, Saws, Files, Wrenches, Twist
Drills, Steam Gauges, Saw Gauges, Saw Glim
mers, Steam and Water Pipe and Fixtures, Pack
ing, Journal Metal, Pick and Tool Handles, Tur
bine Water-Wheels, kc, kc
SECOND HAND MACHINERY and STEAM
BOILERS bought, sold and exchanged. A quan
tity of the same-on hand lo be sold low, surh as
Engines Boilers, Mill Stones and Gearings, AVood
Working, Machinery, kc
Plans and estimates of Machinery fur Mills
and Manufactories of all kinds. Tnh I—d&wlv
\I t( ill m: WORKS ! 7
SLOAT 4 ADDINOTON, ->y*U.
1422, 1434, 1426, and 1428 \J J£ IjP
Cart Street, c
Urn Nos. 13 and 13 IA, yf
SotTHFiftbdrtb Street, r^Jy/H^J
RICHMOND, YA. •_T^»i_n__i'
We make all kinds of NEW WORK In the MA
CHINLSTS' line. REPAIR ALL KINDS OF
WORK. We go In the country to do all sorts oi
work in our line ; also make the best TOBACCO
MILLS In the world, and keep ihem ou hand, fts
well as TOBACCO SCREWS of all kindF, to
gether with Bands and Billets, and all articles
for the MANUFACTURE OF TOBACCO.
We keep on hand and for sale all sizes of new
and second hand
Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills, Grist Mills, Power
Pumps, Platform Scales, Shafting, Hang
ers, Pulleys, Gear and Bevel
And in fact a general assortment of all USEFUL
ARTICLES: in our line, together with
JUDSONS PATENT STEAM-ENGINE GOV
ERNOR, UTICA COS STEAM GAUGES,
Selden's Patent Engine Packing, Pelt Valves,
Globe Valves, Tallow Cocks, Self-Oiling
Cups for both engines and Shaft
ing, Flue Cleaners, Oil Cans,
Water Gauges, kc,
All of which we sellat REASONABLE PRICES
and on ACCOMMODATING TERMS.
N. B.—We receive on consignment all kinds ol
MACHINERY, both new and second-hand. Com.
and see ns. SLOAT k ADDINGTON
. NO. 1414 MAIN STREET
AUCTIONEER k COMMISSION MERCHANT,
Keeps on band, for sale tn the trade or families
at private sale, a large stock of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, Ac.
AU of which will be sold at auction prices
wholesale and retail.
■*■ AUCTION SALES DAILY at 10 A. M and
1 P M. |v 27-Om
—-_>_.—_.^...._... ..__—_._■_■__._. — _ ,
TORUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES
lin H.IIOMI, Va
llie Virgiiiin Nursery and Wine Company.
Proprietor* of these widely-known Nurseries
bare removed their office to Colombian Block,
(Corn Exchange) Room No. if, second floor, cor
tier Thirteenth nnd Cary streets.
The stock for the Fall trade is nnnsually One,
large and well-grown, embracing a full assort
ment of APPLE, PEACH, PEAR, PLUM,
I 'MERRY and other FRUIT TREF.S, as well as
smnll FRUITS, GRAPEVINES, A9PARA
QU9, together with
ORNAMENTAL TREES, EVERGREENS,
Fur catalogues and information, cnll at office or
address JOHN M. ALLAN,
(leneml Agent, No. 2 Columbian Block,
se is—d.-wHwSm Richmond, Va.
rpilli MOUNT VERNON NUrt-ERIEsT
ON THE ORIGINAL
CHOICE APPLE TREES,
Besides a good supply of
PEACHFS, PEARS, CHERRIES,
ORAPE VINES, BLACKBERRIES
Hedge Plants, Deciduous Ornamental Trees,
Weeping or Drooping Trees,
Evergreens, Shrubs, Roots, lie, kc
RHUBARB, ASPARAGUS BOOTS, and
CURRANTS constantly on hand and for sale in
small or large qnatitiues.
oc lg—wßm Accotink. Va.
PRA.VKI.I_I U.vl. . SAM'L C. KKM
BROOK TURNPIKE, 1 % MILES FROM CITY.
FRANKLIN DAVIS * OO Proprietoi-
Twe Hundred Acres in Nurseries.
1,600,000 APPLE TREES.
1.1.0,001) PEACH TREES.
1.10,000 PEAR TREKS.
liio.OOO PLUM, CHERRY, NECTARINE,
APRICOT, and QUINCE TREES.
1,.100,< m GRAPE VlNF__. CURRANT, GOOSE
BERRY, RASPBERRY, BLACKBER
RY and STRAWBERRY PLANTS.
rAiHHi ASPARAGUS and RHUBARB.
I.OOO.WKi OSAGE ORANGE, for hedging.
This stock Is remarkably thrifty and well
grown ; Ihe selection of varieties has been made
with great care, and comprises those best adapt
ed to this latitude for general nil 11 va tion, also va.
riet ies suited to particular localities, aud for spe
Correspondence desired with those who con
template planting orchards, and to those who
wish lo plant largely, great inducements will be
offered. All persons Interested in Fruit Culture
are respectfully invited to visit the Nurseries.
Destilptive catalogues furnished on applica
tion, se 21—il,B._tw3llt
-f-\ O. MUNSUN,
MUNSON HILL NURSERIES,
FALLS CH. RCH, FAIRFAX CI'TMY, tIBOTXIA.
MVX.I 0 N HILL XURS BR IB C
A large stock of flrst-chies
FRUIT AND ORNAMENTAL TREES
APPLE TREES, *15 per 100; *120 per 1,000.
PEACH, per 100 ; *80 per 1,000.
STANDARD PEAR, *40 perlno j SO cents each.
DWARF PEAE, ♦26 per 100; SS cents each.
CHERRY, *20 rer 100 ; SO cents each.
PLUM, APRICOT, QUINCE,
SMALL FRUITS, kc
Send for catalogue, and address
D. O. MUNSON,
Falls Church, Fairfax connty, Va.
In store and receiving daily—
COFFEES -Mocha, Laguayra, Java and Bio
TEAS—Green, Black, Jr.pan, kc
NEW ORLEANS SYRUPS and MOLASSES. '
LARD, SOAPS, CANDLES.
RICE, SALT. CHEESE.
I WHISKF.Y—Choice at *3 per gallon ; Bourbon,
Scotch and Irish Whiskies.
CHAMPAGNE, SHERRY, PORT, MADEIRA,
POUTER AND ALES.
BRANDY PEACHES and PICKLES.
CANNED FRUITS and VEG ETABLES.
A full assortment of
TOBACCO, kc, at
T. BALMER k CO.'S,
oc jH-im SI4 Main street.
VHIV SIOHE ! NEW PRICES •
The undersigned takes great pleasure in pule
lishing the fact to the public thai ha has opened
on the corner of Hull and Seventh streets,
and offers for sale fresh and first-class goods, at
a less price than usual. Oaß and examine goods
and prices before going elsewhere to buy.
oc is-WAS]in P ft TRAPHAOBN.
• (Late of Chaxiiler, Morton k Sin bids,)
Ma.ehull Hall, Corrnr Tenth and Bank Streets,
Practices iv the United States Courts.
Particular attention given to cases arising un
der the Unitiil States Revenue Laws, and Bank
Attorneys outside of ihe city can have their
Bankrupt cases here attended to promptly, and
carefully looked after, by corresponding with me,
thereby saving there the expense of visiting the
JNO. W. JEXKIXS. J»0. K. POPHAM
JENKINS s_ POPHAM,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OFFICE-NO. 1 MARSHALL BUILDINQ
Coa. Texth axd Baxk Street, Richmoxd, Va,
Will practice in the Courts of the State and the
United state, and before the Conrt of Claims and
Departments at Washington. Special attention
given to cases arising under the Revenue and
Bankruptcy laws of tlie United States.
Congress having recently passed a bill provid
ing for tlie appointment of a COMMISSION for
the examination and adjustment of the claims of
LOYAL CITIZENS oi the South, for stores or
supplies taken or furnished during the rebellion
tor tlie use of the army, including the use and
loss of vessels and boats while employed In th*'
military servlco of the United States, and there
being many claims of this description whlchi
should have prompt attention, we respectfully
offer onr service in the prosecution of the same
before the Commission, on the most liberal term*,
according to the amount Involved and the ____-'.
acter of the claim. For full particulars addma
JENKINS A POPHAM-
Attorneys at Law, tW
We refer by permission to Jno. B. T*_t v, Pres
ident PlanteW National Bank ami Richmond
Banking and Insurance Company, Richmond-
Davenport 4 Co., Stock Brokers and General
Agents, ilo.; Lancaster k Co., Bankers, do • Hon
H. K. Ellyson, ex-Mayor, do.; C. K. Bingham
President First National Bank, Lynchburg; Hon.
J. F. Lewis, U. S. Senator, Washington, D O I
Hon. .la* H Piatt, do.: Hon. Charles H Porter
do.; Hon. W. H. H. Stowell, do.
rp H. BROOKE
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Practices In the Courts of Caroline, Essex, King
nnd Queen, and the United States Courts at
Richmond. Office at Mlford Depot, Carolina
In ail business requiring counsel, and In all
professional business, Messrs. CHANDLER *
MORTON, of Richmond, Va., will be associated
Address Central Point, or Mllford Depot, Caro
line comity, Virginia. Ja B—if