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The bill in relation to interest on
money is to be extensively talked about
in the Scr.ate. The li nance committee of
that body has reported a substitute for
the House bill, which is just naturally
bound to produce a perfect diarrhea of
words. The House bill fixed the rate at
six per cent, and made the penalty for
usury forfeiture of all interest charged.
The Senate committee proposes to go fur
* ther, and make the penalty for usury for
feiture to the borrower of both interest
and principle. We have no idea that the
Senate will adopt this substitute—it goes
too far, even for the representatives of
country districts. The Senate, we are in
clined to believe, will pass the House
bill, though the substitute will have many
The pot-house bummers, of which Rich
mond boasts many, not to speak of the
hundreds that assemble here in winter
from other parts of the state, were en
gaged last night iv discussing Governor
Kemper's recent patriotic veto, of the
Petersburg Charter bill. There was a
noticeably large crowd of public stipend*
lies and loafers at the main Franklin
street restaurant, and each one vied with
his fellow in vociferation and pitching into
the Governor's veto. (
The majority o1 the sensible Virginia
papers evince a disposition to treat Gov
ernor Kemper's veto of the Petersburg
Charter bilt with fairness and just consid
eration. They will (md aftei' a time that
it was the best thing that could have been
done for the interest of all the people.
The proposition for the extension of the
James River and lvinawha Canal, from
Buchanan to Clifton I'oige, pa the Cliesa-
peake and Ohio railroad, n distance of
thirty-three miles, on which the locks and
other heavy work were partially comple
ted before the war, will come up in the
House in a few days in the shape of a bill
authorizing tho company to borrow two ;
million for that purpose. If the House
thinks the money can be obtained they
will pass'the bill.
Recurring again to the bill proposing to ■
lease tut the penitentiary we have to say
that there is but one state prison in the ,
United States that is leased as a whole, I
(shops in others ure let. to contract.) and '
we have a statute allowing the same thing
w itn it can be done advantageously, and I
that in that state the liberty of any money- ,'
ed man is iv jeopardy. It is useless to ■
say to so intelligent a body a;; our. legisla- i
tnre, that the "you tickle mo
and I'll tickle you" system is
brought to betfr upon "iw/s" de\oid of
principle, and thus the aforesaid jeopardy
of liberty is hi ought about. Now, in the ■
face of all these facts, wliieh can be main
tained, to say nolhing of tho inhumanity
of tjhe thing, and the violation of the spirit i
ol'the law, it is scarcely probable that
such a monstrous move will be made by a '
We again repeat that our prison under
the present superintendent and assistants <
is self-sustaining, and that leasing of it out
is not necessary to protect the state treas
We understand that Governor Kemper
has been the recipient of many letters
since his veto of the bill providing a new
charter for the city of Petersburg. It is
to be regretted that many of them were in
bad taste, others objectionable in style,
and many evidently written by persons to
whom the appellation of gentleman would
Governor Kemper to-day pardoned John
S. Thompson, of Diuwiddie, condemned to
an imprisonment of one year in the peni
tentiary for unlawful shooting. And ho
appointed C. P. Montague a commissioner
of Virginia lands for Baltimore, and Charles
H. Smith, jr., of New York rity, to the
Tho Press on Hie Petersburg; Veto.
The bill having passed the Legislature as
a party measure, the Governor has evinced
a high devotion to what he believes his duty
as chief magistrate of the commonwealth
in vetoing a measure which the party that
e'ected him had already decided upop.
(ieneral Kemper evidently is endeavoring
11 be governor of the state, and not chief of
hii parfy.— Portsmouth Enterprise.
We shall have occasion to refer to the
subject, but must, however briefly, record
our belief that the action of the Governor
in the premises is unwise, prejudicial to the
state as well as the city of Petersburg, and
clothed in phrases and groilnded on rea
sons vague, absurd or unworthy. — Norfolk
We observe that General Kemper an
ticipates denunciation. This we trust will
not be indulged. He looks for burning
effigies; let no match be struck ; but let
us discuss his message calmly and without
passion, piving, him ered.t for all that he
claims, while lamenting, as we do, his
action. This at least is our attitude in the
debate. — Norfolk Landmark.
Governor Kemper has committed what
Talleyrand judged worse than a crime,
"a blunder," which must weaken if it does
not destroy the confidence of those who
were most enthusiastic in raising him to
his present high position as chief execu
tive of this commonwealth. — Petersburg
There are some propositions which do
not deserve to be answered with logic, nnd
of these is the movement to make South
side Virginia a second South Carolina to
gratify President Grant, who is grateful of
course to the Southside negroes (or the
votes which they gave him in 1872. We
see no occasion, however, why Gov. Kem
per should yearn to pay President Grant's
debts ; seeing also that these same negroes
voted against hm so early and often and so
very cheerfully in '7.'!. But there is no ac
counting for tastes, and the uncertainties
of polities and politicians would seem to
be in and about as glorious as the tradi
tional uncertainties of the law. — Peters
§%c DoUg State SonmcL
3 CENTS PES COPY.! RICHMOND. VA.. SATURDAY EVENING. MARCH 14. 1874. m E-HoTi.
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
Saturday, March 14.
Senate. —This body met, President in
the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Dr.
Reported from committee, with a sub
• stitute, bill to exempt the property of the
husband, or wile from the ante-nuptial
debts of the other, and bill to provide for
the sale and analysis of commercial fertil
Mr. Allan offered a joint resolution,
which was indefinitely postponed, looking
to the appointment of a committee to visit
the city of Petersburg and to examine and
report to the General Assembly tho finan
cial and general condition of the city gov
ernment, and what legislation, it any, is
necessary to remedy any existing evils in
Mr. Hundley presented bill amending
the law in relation to clerks' duty as to
setting up lists of deeds recorded. Re
Mr. Wynne gave notice that had he been
present when the vote was taken on the
passage of the Petersburg charter over the
Governor's v.eto he would have voted aye.
Bill t6 provide for the removal of the
penitentiary was ordered to be printed.
Senate refused to order to its engross
ment bill to lepeal all laws which provide
tor the punishment of citizens ol this state
by si ripes; also bill to provide for the
sale of lands returned delinquent for the
non-payment of township taxes; also bill
for the relief of sheriffs or other officers
whose official papers were destroyed dur
ing the late war.
A resolution was adopted enquiring into
the expediency of amending laws now in
force relative to new trials, so as to give the
right of appeal after verdict, to the opinion
ol' the court setting aside a verdict and
granting a new trial, without awaiting the
•. esult of the new trial so granted.
House. —Speaker Hanger in the chair.
Discussion of the oyster bill, which was
ordered to its engrossment, occupied the
attention of the House to-day.
—Stafford county has a Grange, and Ro.
Gray is master.
—Mr. Jacob Baker, aged 84, for many
years identified with the mercantile inter
ests of Winchester, died there on Tuesday
—Colonel Samuel 11. Barley, brother of
General J. A. Eirley, died in Charleston,
West Virginia, Tuesday.
—A meeting of a number of citizens of
Alexandria with several capitalists from
other parts of the country, interested in
the establishment of an iron furnace in that
city was held on Wednesday.
—Rev. Dr. Sparling, who was a passen
ger on the steamer Nurnbnrg, which re
cently arrived at Baltimore, visits this
country to settle one hundred and fifty im
migrants, from a parish in England, who
desire to make their homes in Virginia.
Polite Pickpockets. —Among the
English visitors to Pariß during the gay .
season of the new year were several pick- ;
pockets, who were, however, in most eases, '
received by the police, of the festive city, c
so that, as the American poet sings, " the [
subsequent proceedings interested them no '
more." There was some of the elite of the j
Knglish practitioners—who are however, '
rivaled, if not excelled, in dexterity and f
übiquity by their French compeers. The J
following story is told of the latter by a '
French journal: A physician, officially '
connected with tho prison of La Force,
and much beloved by his light-fingered .
patients, perceived on leaving the Va- j
rieties one evening that his pocket |
had been picked, and that his opera-glass '
was gone. Next day, on meeting the den- '
izens of La Force, he expressed his dis- J
pleasure at the occurrence. "It is all '
very well,'' said he, * for you to say lam !
popular among you, but Tarn treated just '
as others are. Some of your friends con
trived to relieve me of my opera-glass last (
night at the Varieties." "That was only (
because they did not know you, Doctor,"
replied a prisoner. "Who was on duty a .
the Varieties last night ?" he inquiredt I
turning to a comrade: The answer was, .
given in a whisper. "You shall have i
your glass to-morrow," he added. Next ,
day a person called on the physician's
wile. "Here," said he, "are, all the
opera-glasses stolen two nights ago at the
Varieties. Please to point out tho doc- '
tor's." The lady having done so, the
ob'iging pickpocket handed it to her, re
stored tho others to their cases, and dis- '
appeared.— Pall Mall Gazette.
Humor and Sarcasm.—lt is not
everybody knows where to joke, or when,
or how ; and whoever is ignorant of these
conditions had better not joke at all. A
gentleman never attempts to be humorous
at the expense of people with whom he ib ,
but slightly acquainted. In fact, it is
neither good manners nor wise policy to ,
joke at anybody's expense ; that is to say, ,
make anybody uncomfortable merely to
raise a laugh. Old iEsop, who was doubt
less the subject of mauy a Eibe on account
of his humped back tells the story in his
fable of "Tho boys and the frogs." What
wa? jolly for the youngsters was death to
the croakers. A jest may cut deeper than
a curse, some men are so constituted
that they cannot take a friendly joko in
good part, and, instead of repaying it in
the samo light coin, will requite it with
contumely and Insult. Never banter one .
of this class, or he will brood over your
badinage long after you have forgotten it,
and it is not prudent to incur any one's
enmity for the purpose of uttering a sharp
repartee. Ridicule, at best, is a dangerous
weapon. Satire, however, wheu leveled «t
social follies and political evils, is not only
legitimate but commendable. It has
shamed down more abuses than were ever
abolished by force of logic.
The following colloquy took place bo
tween Counselor Sealingwax and a witness
, who "would talk back:" "Do I under-
I stand you to say, sir, that the prisoner is
. a thief?" "Yes, sir; 'cause why—she
, confessed she was." "And'you also swear
[• she worked for you after this confes
, sion?" "Yes, sir." "Then we under
, stand that you employ dishonest people to
, work for you, even after their rascalities
j are confessed to you ?" "Of course ; how
| else would I get assistance from a law
' Vt!r? "
i Conundrum. —"Upon what a slender
i thread haugs everlasting life V says the
- Southside Sentinel.
This is a discouraging reflection for poor
A Gooit " Trno Story."
A story of the panic of '57, which has
the merit of being strictly true, was recent
ly told us by a gentleman familiar with
the facts in the case. The firm of Cannon
A Brothers, wholesale merchants in New
Albany, in this state, seeing that the panic
Iras developing into a formidable mon
ster, and fearing an entire break-up of
their business, gathered themselves to
gether in council to discuss the expediency
of closing up their business until after the
crash had passed over. To go on seem
ed utter destruction ; bank notes were at
a discount, and goods sunk immediately to
ruinously low prices. Paper would be
falling due that it would be impossible to
meet if the business was discontinued, and
yet it seemed quite as unlikely that it
would be met if the house did not close.
One member of the firm suggested that
liberal advertising might float them through
the troubled waters safely, and argued that
the very dullness of the times would be the
means of drawing special attention to their
advertisements if they were happily con
structed. This argument won at last,
and the other members of the firm
gave their consent to make the trial.
Accordingly a bargain was that even
ing made for one-half page of the
next morning's daily paper. The adver
tisement contained the information that,
bills on certain banks that were at a dis
count would be received by this firm at
par. The result was magical. Money
poured into the hands of Messrs. Cannon
Brothers in such lavish quantities that the
panic passed by on the other side, while
their less discerning neighbors went to the
wall by the dozens. They spent thousands
of dollars iv advertising throughout the en
tire "hard times,'' a proceeding which
was not only very profitable to them, but
an absolute benefit to the public. Tho
junior partner of this firm still resides in
New Albany, one of its wealthiest and
most honored citizens.— Manufacturers' 1
and Real Estate Oazette, Indianapolis, Ind.
Starvation vs. "The Ruling Pas- a
sion."—An observer among the English i
factory girls describes their dinner-hour \
amusingly. The crowd had assembled t
outside of a certain cheap cook-shop in j
the half-hour allowed for dinner. Among s
the girls was one ragged, scantily clothed c
child of fourteen. She stood lor a long i
time wistfully before tli3' cook-shop j
window. All the others had gone, and g
this forlorn object still stood there
ratling a tew half-pence in her hand.
Finally, with a longing look at the 1
luscious display, she paused for a last g
sniff at the open door, and then dashed c
off down the street. The observer follow- t
ed, thinking she was seeking a cheaper s
cook-shop, and pitying her. But she c
stopped at a store where second-hand o
finery was for sale, entered, and in a few '
moments returned with a somewhat faded <'
but still gorgeous bunch of artificial t
flowers, consisting of a rose full blown, a s
poppy or two, and a fair sprinkling of 1
wheat. With a glow of triumph on her d
wizened face she cast an eager glance to a
the right and left, and spying close at hand r
the secluded gateway of a timber yard, c
darted across the road, and crouching in a t
corner, was soon busy with her battered c
old hat on her knees, retrimming it. v
Work.—Young men sometimes think c
that it is not respectable to do work. They t
imagine there is some character of disgrace '
or degradation belonging to toil. No great- <i
cr mistake could be made. Instead of be
ing disgraceful to engage in work, it is es
pecially honorable. It is the useless, not '
the useful, man who does nothing; who c
eats the bread he does not earn; who re- a
lies upon others to support his life. It is v
he who is not respectable, because he is s
doing nothing to command respect.
—Speaking of law as at present violated, P
Rev. T. K. Beecher says: "It is ex- 8
tremely difficult to commit the crime of P
murder in such an accurate and honest way 9
that it shall satisfy the specifications of the
statute. Unless the would-be murderer *
take legal counsel beforehand, and follow in- '
structions minutely, he will fail nine times '
in ten, however sincerely he may try. °
Anybody can kill a man, but he can not 8
do it in first degree murder style witlmii t °
counsel and care."
. .»_ . ii
—"If a, man bequeath to you a hundred c
pounds, would, you pray for him ?" said a a
Sunday-schoolteacher to a pupil. "No,"
said he ; "I would pray for another like
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI- ,
TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir- '
Iv the matter of Joseph Holt, bankrupt f
At Petersburg, this 10th day of March, 1874
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : '
Please to take notice hereby, that a petition
has been to-wit: on the 7th day of February,
1873, filed in said District Court, by Joseph
Holt, of Accomnc county, in said district, '
who has been heretofore duly declared bank*
rupt under the act of Congress entitled "An act
to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy
throughout the United States," approved March
2d, 1867, for a discharge and certificate thereof f
from all his debts and other claims provable un
der said act, and that the Ist day of April, a.
d. ( 1874, at 10 o'clock a. m., before J. L. Water
man, one of the registers of said court in bank
ruptcy, at his office in Petersburg, in said dis
trict, is the time and place assigned for the hear
ing of the same, when and where yon may, at
tend and show cause, if any you have, why the
prayer of the said petition should not be granted
J. L. WATERMAN,
'Register in Bankruptcy for the
mh 11—W2w* 4th Cong'l Dirt, of Va.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
TED STATES for the Eastern District of
In the matter of Thomas 11. White, a bank
At Richmond, Va., this 2oth day of February,
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN :
The undersigned, C. H. Wendlinger, of Rich
mond city, and State of Virginia, hereby gives
notice of his appointment as assignee of tho
estate of Thomas B. White, of the county of
Henrico in said district, and who was to-wit:
on the 10th day of January, a. d.,1874, adjudged a
bankrupt upon his own petition by the
District Court of the United States, tor said
Dated February 20, 1674.
1 C. H. WENDLINGER.
fe 21—2awSw Assignee.
' TN THE DISTRICT COURT ol THE Unl
■ X TED STATES Eastern District of Virginia.
In the matter of Peter Birchett, bankrupt—in
> Eastern District of Virginia 88:
I Notice is hereby given that a general meeting
r of the creditors of the said Peter Birehett, bank
- rupt, for ilia purpose of declaring a dividend,
will be held .a Richmond, at the office of W. W.
Forbes, register in bankruptcy in said district,
en Thursday, the 2d day of April, 1874, at 10
o'clock a m., in accordance with the provisions
1 of the 27th seotion of the bankruptcy am, of
March 2d, 1807.
~ Dated at Richmond, this 27th day of February,
r 1574. ALEXANDER DONNAN.
Reliouous Services To-Morrow.
The usual services will be held in all of
the city churches to-morrow except the
following special appointments:
Trinity Methodist,—Services by the pas
tor, A. C. Bledsoe, at 11 o'clock a. m.
and 7| o'clock p. m. Subject at night:
"Abraham's Faith and God's Covenant."
Oregon Hill Methodist.—Rev. D. P.
Wills at 11 a. m.
Grace-Street Presbyterian.—Rev. Chas.
If. Read, D. !>., at 11 a. m. and 4 p. m.
St. Peter's Cathedral.—Right Rey. Bish
op Gibbons will preach at St. Peter's
cathedral at 7£ p. ni. on "The Use and
Veneration of Sacred Images.
Second Baptist.—Rev. C. C. Bitting,
D. D., at 11 a. m. ; Rev. A. P. Graves
at S p. m.
Four-Mile Creek Baptist.—Rev. J. L.
M. Curry, D. D., at 11J a. m.
Twenty-fifth-Street Christian Chapel.—
Preaching at 4 o'clock p. m. by Rev. J.
United States Court-Room.—Rev. T. P.
Otis (Methodist) at 11 a. in.
Third-Street Methodist Church—Preach
ing by the pastor 11a. m. and 3} p. in.
and 7 J p. m. Subject at night, "God's
Love for His People.
The I. B. H. Clique.—The following
notice, dated to-day, has been issued to the
members of this order:
" The members of the above order are
hereby summoned to meet at 3 o'clock
sharp to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at
their lodge-room, it being high tide, for
work and instruction. All brother swim
mers, who aro in good standing now in
the city, are cordially and fraternally in
vited to unite with us. By order.
"Fred Wohlleber, Grand Buffer;
"E. Forrest Pecor, Scribe;
"William M. Ledley, President."
Perhaps most of our citizens are not
aware ol the above order in our midst,
but we state for their information that it is
a very charitable institution, and has done
miracles in the way of alleviating the
wants of the distressed in the city during
the past winter. We understand the su
preme grand lodge of the world will
shortly hold its grand convocation in this
city. The brethren are already making
immense preparations for their entertain
ment, and on their arrival there will be a
grand ball and banquet.
The Crows and the Farmers.— )
Last year many of the Virginia farmers,
growing tired of the depredations of the ]
crows on their corn and wheat fields, bated ,
the bird* with grain impregnated with ]
strychnine. By this means many thousand ,
crows passed through the torments of an j
agonizing death to'" another and a better t
world," where grain lubricated with the
death-dealing substance is not supposed
to lay round loose. When strychnine
strikes a crow he hops around very much c
like a human does—as if he had the St. Vitus
dance. His eyes get askew and he froths '
and foams at the mouth, until death kindly '
relieves his sufferings. Last year the farm- '
ers rather overdid the thing, and finally
the crows got so suspicious, that the most
enticing looking spread of oats corn or
wheat, if in a field devoted to the propaga
tion of those vegetables, would fail to ex
cite the dormant energies of tho birds to
that degree requisite to enable them to
"rastle" in a successful manner with the
Colored Sons of Temperance.— '
The-mass meeting of tho officers of the
colored Sons of Temperance were largely c
attended last night. Mr. John D. Booker '
was called to the chair, and the grand *
scribe acted as secretary. f
Resolutions were adopted calling upon '
the ministers of all denominations to '
preach temperance sermons to their con- '
gregations ; also complimenting the laws !
passed by the Legislature in regard to this J
The following gentlemen were appointed '
to solicit temperance sermons: •T. W. !
Fitzhugh, J. T. Brown, W. H. L. Combs. 8
Plans were also adopted to continue the 9
grand revival sweeping the state. Per- \
sons are joining this order now who were
once its most bitter enemies.
After doing much more business the meet
ing was closed after the appointment of .
next place of meeting and a committee to
arrange for a grand public meeting soon. i
Police Court.—Justice White dis- ~
posed of the following cases in this court
Stephen Gray, assault, dis
missed on payment of costs?*
William L. Roy all, drunkenness, fined
Mary Anderson, hack-riding, without '
Robert Davis, unlawful assault, jailed '
Wilson Hill, unlawful possession, dis
Andrew Jackson, assault, discharged.
Roll of Honor.—Richmond Normal
school for week ending March 13,-1874: i
Senior Class—Edward Boiling, Eddie '
Carter, James Hayes, Henry Hucless,
Armistead Walker, Martha Miles, Jennie
Roberts, Ann Smith, Virginia Warren,
Mary Wells, Hester Willis, Hardima
Middle Class—William Gwathmey,
Temple Miles, Richard Scott, Lucy Hu
cless, Millie Tinsley.
Junior Class—Richard Boiling James
Johnson, Emma Jones, Lucy Pelham,
United States District Court
To-Day.—Trustees Dollar Savings Bank
vs. John E. Bossieux, in bankruptcy. This
case was called and postponed until
Monday next, March 16. A jury will be
empanneled then to try the case composed
of the leading merchants of this city.
Judge Hughes' court has been in session
, several days trying bankrupt cases.
, Lunsford L. Lewis, esq., district attorney,
t is present and representing the interest of
the government in cases calling for such
Katie Putnam.—The engagement of
this charming little actress closes at the
Theatre to-night. Monday, Katie Putnam
and Brother Edwin Brown, with their
entire company, have volunteered to give
a performance at Assembly Hall for the
" benefit of the proposed Pythian Castle.
' We shall be greatly disappointed if the hall
1 is not packed with Knights and their
E Sent On.—Madison N. Enroughty,
' Thomas Oakley and Hall Jordan, charged
' with burglariously entering the dwelling
• house of Elijah Priddy, on the Williams
• burg turnpike last Thursday night, were
\ sent on to the grand jury by Justice White
,t this morning. Bail was refused. There
were about fifteen witnesses in this case,
'• and it is one of the most complicated we
SPRINO TRADE.—A correspondent
from this city thus writes to a country
paper: "Trade is booming here. The
merchants are busy as bees and cheerful
and buoyant as possible. A goodly num
ber of our Southwestern merchants have
been here and purchased their stocks of
goods, and 'the cry is still they come.'
Let them come by all means say, we; this
is the proper place for them to patronize.
Send your Roanoke people on atrial trip."
Fire.—The fourth alarm of fire sounded
yesterday was caused by the burning of
the sausage manufactory, stable and
smoke-house of Mr. A. Spies, situated on
Brook avenue, just beyond Bacon's Quar
ter branch. The fire originated from
sparks in the engine-room falling on the
sausage factory. Loss, about $4,500 ; no
Resumed.—At the we l ! known Gibson
ore bank, rear Fishersvil'e Augusta county
Messrs. P. & E. Schmucker, the agents
for the Powhatan Iron Co., of Richmond,
have resumed, with Captain. E. Bateman
as foreman, and in a few days will com
mence shipping ore at the rate of 30 tons
Marine.—The American barque Morro
Castle, Captain G. W. Jewett, cleared at
the Custom-house to-day for Rio de Ja
neiro, with flour shipped by Haxall, Cren
shaw & Co., and Dunlop, McCance & Co.
Peach Blossoms and Icicles.—A
rather novel sight at present is that peach
frees are in bloom and icicles are to bo
seen. This does not affect the peach crop.
Chamber of Commerce.—An im
portant special meeting of the board of
directors of the chamber of commerce,
will be held this afternoon at 0 o'clock.
In another COLUMN see notice for
meeting of creditors of the Mutual Build
ing Fund and Dollar Savings bank.
A RESPECTABLE dog whose owner
encircled his neck with a tax-paid collar
and medal should be allowed to wear it in
peace. Such articles are now often stolen
by flagitious and unthinking persons.
The Mayor tbjnks of offering a reward
of $50 for the discovery of the unnatural
mother of two twin children found aban
doned and dead a few days ago in this city. '
The crime of infanticide is becoming "fear
fully numerous" in our city,
A NITMBER OF COLORED CITIZENS of
Richmond propose assembling Monday
night at 8 o'clock, at tho Third-street
Methodist church, to take some steps to- .
wards recognizing the eminent merits of the •
late Hon. Charles Sumner as a friend of I
Castoria. —Is more tnan a substitute
or Castor Oil. It is the only sofa article in exis
tence which is snre to regulate the bowels, cure
wind-colic And produce natural sleep. It is
pleasant to take. Children need not cry and .
mothers may sleep. ,
J Centaur Liniment.—
The great discovery of the
age. There is no pain which
the OtNT.trii Linihxst will no"
relieve, no swelling which it I
..will not subdue, and no lame- I
ness which it will not cure. I
')■ n f Xhls ie sll cms language, but It I
is true. It is no humbug; the recipe is printed I
around each bottle. A circular containing 1
certificates of wonderful cures of rheumatism, I
neuralgia, lock-jaw, sprains, swellings, burns, I
scalds, caked-breast, poisonous-bites, frozen-feet,
gout, salt-rheum, ear-ache, &c, and the recipe
of the Liniment will be sent gratis to any one.
It is the most wonderful healing and pain-reliev
ing agent the world has ever produced. It sells
as no article ever before did sell, and it sells be- S
cause it does just what it pretends to do. One C
bottle of the Osntaub Liximsxt lor animals t
(yellow wrapper) is worth a hundred dollars for a
spavined, strained or galled horses and mules, 0
and lor screw-worm m sheep. No family or •'
stock-owner can afford to be without Centapr
I.isukvt J. R. Ross & Co., S3 Broadway New
WANTED.-A COOK FOX I \
family of three persons to COOK, WASH, AND r
IRON. Good home and good wages. Apply at
400 East Cary street, corner of Fourth.
XiOS A .-BETWEEN NINTH AND ,
TENTH STREETS, on Saturday last, a SEAL
RING. The finder will be liberally rewarded
by leaving the same at THIS OFFICE.
mh 4—tf 1
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The creditors ol the MUTUAL BUILDING .'
FUND AND DOLLAR SAVINGS BANK are '
requested to assemble at No. 1400 Main street i
on MONDAY EVENING, the l«th of March, i
1874, at » O'CLOCK, for the consideration of
Important business. I. S. TOWER,
mli n-it Chairman.
DEPARTURE OF STEAMSHIPS.
THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM- ,
PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship ISAAC
BELL, Capt. Hi abeman, will sail SUNDAY,
March 16th, at 12 o'clock m
Freight received until 6 o'clock Saturday night
On and after November 1, ships will leave
Norfolk at 4 o'c'ock p. in. during the winter.
Through bills of lading signed, and goods for
warded with dispatch to all points—North.South
east and West. Close connections mode with Ca
nard line for foreign porta.
Passenger accommodations unsurpassed.
Pare »1S CO
Steerage \ * CO
f Round Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight, or passage, apply to
GEO. W. ALLEN 4 CO.,
mh 14—11 Company's Wharf. Rocketts.
■ THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.
1 RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
Widows and Orphans of the Southern
Dl8TBi»BTio» No. 222 Evumiia. Mar. 13
1 ~28 2.2 25 57 4G C 11 £2 32 56 08 1G
Dht»i»otio» No. 228. Bomw. Mar. 14.
, " 1 58 69 14 69 72 64 24 61 1G 378
Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 14th
' Jay of March, 1874
* SIMMONS ti CO., U. Q. TOMPKINS,
! CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pui
, chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY.at the
I Branoh office, No. 9 Twelfth street, three doors
I from Main.
ACQUITTAL OF WOODHULL & CLAFLIN
THE SUNDAY LIUUOR LAW
SERIOUS R R ACCIDENT
LOCAL OPTION IN MARYLAND
NEWS FROM ABROAD
THE ABHANTEE EXPEDITION
PRINCE BISMARCK ILL
Etc., Etc, Etc
Violation of tho Sunday Liquor Law.
Philadelphia. March 14.—First two
cases of arrest for violation of the Sunday
liquor law were heard in court yesterday.
The first on trial was a saloon-keeper, the
evidence against whom was that of a
policeman who saw men going into tho
place and regaling themselves with some
thing that was poured out of a decanter,
but what the something was the witness
could not swear.
The judge, in his charge, said: "In
order to convict the defendant you must
be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that
the stuff sold was liquor. This question
may be settled by positive evidence, by a
person who drinks the liquor, or it may be
proven by circumstantial evidence which
is equally satisfactory; provided it leads
the jury to the same conclusion. The de
fendant was the man who kept a public
house, and upon this day he was found
surrounded with all paraphernalia of the
The jury, after a short deliberation, re
turned a verdict of "not guilty." The
other case being trifling was dismissed.
New York, March 14.—Stocks dull.
.Money 3. Gold lIIJ. Exchange, long,
485, short, 4SBJ. Governments dull.
States quiet and nominal.
Acquittal of Wood hull anil « liillin
New York, March 11.—The trial of
Woodhull and Claflin for libelling Challis
has been concluded; the jury rendering a
verdict of not guilty. The judge said the
verdict was tho most outrageous he had
ever heard. The females left the court
cheered by their friends.
Defeat of Local Option.
ANNAPOLIS, March 14.—1n the lower
house of the Legislature the Local Option
bill, which occupied the forenoon session
and the entire night session, was defeated ;
a motion to postpone the consideration of
the bill until the Gth of April, when the
Legislature adjourns, having been carried,
and another motion to reconsider this vote
being laid on the table.
Serious Railroad Accident.
San Francisco, March 14.—A pas
senger train going west on the Central Pa
cific, between Toano and Wells, was
thrown from the a broken rail
and went over an embankment, falling a
distance of thirty feet. It is reported the
loss of life was very great.
St. Louis, March 14.—Both houlfc)M>f
the Legislature yesterday passed resolutions
of respect to the memory of ex-President
Fillmore and Senator Sumner, and similar
resolutions in regard to ex-Senator Wigfall,
-'■'■■* ■ -
Return of the Asnantoe Expedition—
London, March 14.—A dispatch was
received at the admiral's office last even
ing from Captain Ooastcastle, dated Feb
ruary 22, saying all the troops except the
Highlanders have re-embarked for home.
Sir Garnet Wolesiey will embark on the
7th of March. Captain Glover with 1,000
men entered Coomassie two days after Sir
Garnet Wolesiey occupied the town.
The Countess of Brunnow, wife of tho
Russian ambassador, died last night, at the
Legation in this city.
Disraeli has issued an address to his con
stituents, asking once more for their suf
frages. He promises to uphold the insti
tutions and defend the rights of all classes.
Sir John Kars, late Attorney-Genera),
and three others, members of the new
government, were returned to Parliament
yesterday without opposition.
Imperialists from all parts of France
have arrived here or are on the way to
England to attend the festivities at Chisel
hurst, Monday, on the occasion of the
Prince Louis attaining his majority.
Berlin, March 13. —Prince Bismaik is
, ill from a relapse of the gout.
1 Civility.—A courteous man often suc
ceeds in life, and that even when persons
of ability fail. The experience of every
. man furnishes frequent instances where
' conciliatory manners have made the tor
-1 tunes of physicians, lawyers, divines, poli
-1 ticians, merchants, and, indeed, individ
uals of all pursuits. In. being introduced
to a stranger, his affability, or the reverse
creates instantaneously a prepossession in
his favor, or awakens unconsciously a pre
judice against him. To men, civility is, in
fact, what a pleasing appearance is to wo
- men; it is a general passport to favor; a
letter of recommendation written in a lan
- guago that every person understands. The
beßt of men have eften injured themselves
by irritability and consequent rudeness,
whereas men of inferior abilities have fre
quently succeeded, by their agreeable and
- pleasing manners. Of two men, equal in
c all other respects, the courteous one has
s twice the advantages, and by far the bet
ter chance of making his way in the world.
t&vmhQ estate |<nmtat.
Official Paper for the Govern .cent.
RATES 111 Al>lli;iisiv;j
ONE DOLLAR p#r iqaar* of eight I Urns
SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or by
contract with regular patrms.
t&- BALTIMORE AND OHIO £Hjg
THE SHORTEST ALL-RAIL LINE
POTNTS WEST, NORTHWEST, AND EAST.
ONLY ONE CHANGE OF CARS
RICHMOND ANU COLUMBUS,
PITTSIKIROH, CINCINNATI. AND ST.
1.0D13. AND ALL INTER
For rate?, lime-cards, and information gener
ally, apply nt i ompany's ticket office, 1201 Main
street, ami at S'.t; Main stieet, corner Eighth
ami Hyrd streets, and ofllce of Richmond, \ork
River and Chesapeake railroad.
J. L. WALDROP,
S. E. Passniger Agent,
1301 Main Street, Richmond, Va.
L. M. Com/deueral Ticket Agent, Baltimore,
Maryland. roll 13—Sm
B®-GARBKR'S GffetERAL KBSMM.
RAIROAD TICKET-OFFICE AND RA<r
TllßOtriiH TICKETS to nil principal points
NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WEST via ALL
RAILROAD and STEAMSHIP LINES.
BAQOAOE CHECKED from hotels am'
private residences TO DESTINATION on nil
tickets sold by me. Ratios sa-ne as at depots.
PASSENOER3 AND BAOUAUE CALLED
FOR IN ANY PART OF THE CITY.
State-rooms on steamers of Old Dominion
Steamsnip Line to New York,-and sleeping
car berths secured on li.kets sold at our office.
Informalion cheerfully given as to all routes.
Maps and time tables for distribution.
Principal office, S2G Main strtet, and branch
office at Exchange Hotel.
mh 2—lm A. W. GABBER.
B®-SEINE THREAD, fe«gmfe>
of the best qualities and all
numbers. PATENT SEINE TWINE, all num
bers ; SOFT SEINE TWINE, all numbers;
SEINE CORKS, CORKWOOD, SEINE LINE,?,
all sizos; YAWKINO, for haughing seines;
LINEN ROPES, all sifces; COTTON ROPES,-,
all sizes; COTTON YARNS, all numbers, for
sale very low at
Importer of Seine Thread, Nos. 1706 and 1707
All kinds of SEINES made to order.
*&-W. C FREEMAN'S PAINT SHOP
s at No. 1.1, Thirteenth street, between Main
and dry street, up stairs ja«—tf
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
TED S I'ATES for the Eastern District of Vir
In tho matter of Saunders & Yeager, bank
AtHichmond, Va , this £Oih day of February,
To whom it may concern :—The nndersigned,
Jacob Coho, of Richmond cily in the county
of Henrico, State of Va., hereby gives notice
of his appointment as assignee of the estate ot
Saunders & Yeager of Henrico county In said
district; who were, to-wit, on the 19th day ol
JtßUaty, a. d. 1871, adjudged bankrupts upon
the petition of themselves by the District
Court of the United States for said district.
Dated at Richmond, the 20th day of Februat y.
a. d., 1874. JACOB COHN,
mil 3—2aw3w Assignee.
.1105 ~ ~ •
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
1 UNITED STATES, for the Eastern District
In the matter of J. Hi W. Smith, a bank
rupt—in baukrnptcy. •
At Richmond, Va., this 26th day of Feb., 1874
To Whom it May Concern—The undersigned,
Jacob Cohn, of Richmond city, In the county
of Henrico, and state of Virginia, hereby gives
no'ice of his appointment as assignee of the
estate of J. R. W. Smith, of Dinwiddie county
in said district, and who was, on the 24th day of
January, a. d : , 1871, adjudged a bankrupt upon
bis own petition by the District Court of the
United States for said disti-ict.
Dated at Richmond, February 25, a. d., 1874.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI
TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir
In the matter of A. A. Hutchison, bankrupt
To Whom it May Concern—The undersigned,
Wm. H- Allderdico of Richmond city, in the
county of Henrico, and State ol Virginia,
hereby gives notice of his appointment as
assignee of the estate ot A. A. Hntchison,
of the county of Henrieo in said district
and who was'.o-wit, on the SOth day of January,
a. d., 1874, adjudged a bankrupt upon the peti
tion of himself, by the District Court of the Uni
ted States, for said district.
Dated at Richmond, the 2flth day of February,
a. d. 1874.
WM. H. ALLDERDIOE,
mh 3—Tu3w Assignee.
IN THE DISTRItiT COURT OK THE UNI
TES STATES for the Eastern District of Vir
In the matter of Olson Adams, receiver, vs.
E G. James Jt Co., bankrupts in—bankruptcy.
.Eastern District of is:
Notice is hereby given that a final me*t
ingof the creditors of the said E.G. James k Co.
bankrupt, for the purpose of declaring
a dividend, will be held at Richmond, at tho
office of W. W. Forbes, register in bankruptcy,
in said district, on Tuesday, the loth day ot
Marcn, 1874, at 10 o'clock a., m., in accord
ance with the provisions of the 27th and 28th
sections of the Bankruptcy Act of March 2d,
1887. And at the same lime and place, I shall
file my final account, and ask for ray discharge
Dated at Richmond this Mth day ot February,
1874. ORSON ADAMS,
fe S.I—WSw Assignee.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF I'llr ( M
TED STATES for the Eastern District
In the- matter of T. A. Lacy, a bankrapl
At Richmond, Va., this 6th day of March, 1574.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I
Please take notice, that a petition has been
presented totheHon.Robert W. Hughes, Judge
of said District Court In Bankruptcy, by Cyrus
jA. Branch, assignee of the estate of said
bankrupt, to sell the real estate belonging to
said bankrupt, free from all liens and eucum -
This is to give notice to all persons interest,-.!
that in the terms of said petition, an order has
been issued by the Judge aforesaid, for all pei
sons who may be inteiisted in said estate, to up
peaT before Register Vi . W Forbes, at his office
in the said city of Richmond, on the Sd day
ot April, 1874, at 10 o'clock a. m., and
show cause. If any you have, why such order
should not be granted.
CYRUS A. BRANCH,