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IS POBMBHED DAILY-ifclundajj Kxcepted ST B. W. CUI-I_lß, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, At Ul!*J_ Mula Street, lUchi_OL.it, V* The JOURNAL is served by the carriers to. 1 elr S-urlber. in the City at FtrT. Oihts m Mouth ■liugle copies tn wrappers -van Cists. • Pbici roa Mmi-o. — Throe months (1 .ft; sis -tenths $3 00; one V-nr (8 00 riio WEEKLY JOURNAL will be mailed lo iiib •crlbers three months for seventy-fire c-ntt; six months, SI 00; one rear, t'i 00. MAKIIIKD. YARBROUGII—FITZGERALD.—In Pl.tsylvsn'a county, Va., on the 16th Inst., by the Rev. J. 11. Lake, Mr. QKO. W. YARBROUOH, of Caswell conntv, t\ . C, 11 Miss MTTII R. FITZGERALD, of Pittsylva nia county, Va. DIED, STEVENSON.- At "Sunny Side," his late resi dence, In Powhatan connty, on tho 13 li Instant, at TJ_|o'clock A. M , ROBERT M. BTEVIeNSON, formei -1 y of Richmond, Vn., Iv tbe 40th year of his age. AUSTIN.—In this cily. on the 17th 'nst., at _'< A. M., JOHN O. AUSTIN. In th" 4-th year of his ace. !"__S-«"S!_K"_-"___"S____"_--"-__K_____--»?a-"5S— WOOD <t (.DAI,. BEST RED ASH ANTHRACITE. EtlG~___ STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. Dest seasoned OAK aud PINE WOOD at lowest price, Sawed and Long. J R. P. BURROUGHS, ja 12—lm corner Main anil streets. /""IIIKAP WOOD AND COAL. PINE, per c0rd...., -.._. OAK, per cord 5.00 DELIVERED. BEBT ANTHRACITE AND I LOVER HILL COAL, BEST »OF_ COKE, at lovOTt niar_,_t pi Ice. J. R. F. BURROUGHS, de 22-lm corner Main and Seventh streets. TO TAXPAYERS, NOTICE TO TAX-PAYERS.—AII persons wbo failed to pay their (Class or Business) Tax for tho year IR7O, would do well to attend to Ihe same, as I am instructed by the City Council to levy for the same. I uuiy be fr.u id at th** City Collector's oflicc.Cily Hull, from S) to 10 A. M. and 3 to 4 P.M. THOS. K. WORD, j r 14—lw Collector Delinquent Tuxes DBI O SjAJNjEMMIB DICI IS BS. I WAGNER* CO.,™ _. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS, respectfully nniioutico that they havo removed to their new and spacious store, (diagonally opposite the old stand.) south west corner Sixth afid Bit-ad street., and offer for [.ale at lowest market rates, a full aid complete stock ol DRUGS. MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS, GLASS, Ao. Buying only of first-class Importing and nmniif icturing houses, wo car. guarantee satis faction in price, purity and qnnlity of goods. Orders shipped promptly. L. WAGNER, ja 12—ts JO3. N. WILLIS. FOR RENT. ijSS X One on Leigh, near to Adams street, con- B| tainlng ten rooms; one on Adams, near Loigh strtet, containing eleven rooms—built on th. Philadelphia pl-n, and never occupied sluco being built; in nice order, with gas and Accommodations for carriage, horse, and cow. Apply to no 21—ts GRUBBS A WILLIAMS. MEDICAL,. rpHK BRIDAL CHAMBER. I_B.o}-_ for Young Men, on great SOCIAL EVIL, uud ABUSES, wui-h interfere with MAR RIAGE—with burn in- a-..-: of relief for the erring and unfortunate, diseased and debilitated. Sent 11. *■ of charge, in sealed envelope?. Address, HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2, S Ninth stroct, Philadelphia, Pa. j. 16—3 m BUTLER'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE in not a thing of yesterday, got up to gull the unwury and put money in the pockets of the preprietor, it has stood tho teßtof time. Having been in the market over thirty years, its *cry name will recall to many who are now the respected beads of families, the halycc-n days of their youth, with all its joys and eorr-iwa; it is still the same; infa'lable iv its operation; 1. "iiociflc reme dy for youthful indiscretion and tolly; a true friend. It Is for sale by nil druggist*. Price, $1 per bottle. de 14—ly / vi'Hl..l; I -1-1 I FRANKLIN STREET. If your Horee is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN. If your Cow ia slck—scnd for DR. FREEMAN. If jour Dog ia sick—send for DR. FREEMAN, the only Voteriuary Surgeon In the cily. S_r- Beware of uneducated Quacks and Impostors whose assumption in ignorance ami practice fraud. J. tt. FREEMAN, V. 8., nnd Member of tho Royal Collego of Veterinary Sur geons, I,ondon. S_l_ A slate left on the office- _cor and at Mr. Clarke's stable for oidors—which will be promptly attended to. jft 3—lm -. .. . _-,_>, TOBACCO, ■p XCELBIOR TOBACCO WORKS, llvbd Sin.-., iutoi Siitu ami S_ve_th, . RICHMOND, VA. - CHOICE SMOKING and FIG and TWIST CHEW ING TOBACCO supplied to the trade on the most reasonable rates to be found in this market. Ja 13-lm JAB. SWEENEY. MUSIC, 4_c, VsusicT'" "TSmSn" *~_jfiififi JOHN MARSH, No. 918 Main 8-h__t, No louger of tho firm of Marsh A Pollock, ia now prepared to serve his friends and tho public gene rally iv SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE of every description I respoctfully solicit ft call at my uew establish ment. JOHN MARSH, no 1--ly 018 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth. WANTS. \T_7- ANTED-_ No.I. COOKJWASHER and IRON ** ER, to g.i two miles in the country. For such a one, well recommended, a good price will be paid. Apply at TUIS OFFICE. ja 18—21* WANTED TO RENT, for four months from Feb ruary Ist, proximo, the wholo or half of a FURNISULD HOUSE iv the city. LEWIS E. HIGBY, Office, corner Tenth and Bank streots, up stairs. P. O. box 17H. ja 17—If SHIPPING. tcTo n _Tw ~Y~oir_r; _»___.__! TlieOl.D DOMINION STEAMSHIP <£%l!3G&fr Cu.MI'AN Y'.-t side-wheel S__HB_____B_l steam-ihlp ISAAC UKLL, Capt. 11L.KEM.1N, will leave her wharr, at llocketta ou FRIDAY, January 20,b, at 2 o'clock P. M. Freight received until 1 P. M. Fare $12 00 Steerage 6 00 Hound Trip Tickets 20 00 For freight or paisaue, apply to JOHN W. WYATT, Agent, ja 18—-t No. 3 Governor street. TUB SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE, for tbo Benefit of tho Widows and Orphans of the Southern Slaf- -. DISTRIBUTION No. 1 ;8. Evmiisa Jam. 17. 1, 10, 65, 44, 10, _», iS, 17, _S), 12, 42, SO, DISTRIBUTION No. 129. Mo__l_o 18. 11, 37, 8, 09, Ci, 03, lit, 5, .9, il, 42, 30, 23, , Wltue-s my liuinl, 1-1 Kic.iuieiei, Va., thisl-th day of January, 1871 SIMMONS A CO , C.Q. TOMPKINS, Manag-eb. Commi-siouer. CERTIFICATES Of RAFFLE can bo purchased from Capt. W. I. DABNKV, at tlio Branch office, No. 3, Eleventh street, one door from Main. 1 ■■'■"■ ■ ' 1..-. T.". •■ DANIEL, lAtKI.I, 4 DANIEL, ATTOU .„Y8 AT LAW, No. 1106 Main .ti 1 ct, Richmond, Va WM. DANIEL, Jtt, HKNRY COALTER CABKLL and JOHN W. i:_.\:r.l. have as>-clated themselves for thePRACTK'I! OF LAW in the Supreme Court ot Appeals, lb- Circuit .ml DbtKct Courts ol the United Slates, ard all the Courts in and for the city of Richmond. WM. DANIEL, J»., will lienc.fui 111 reside in Rich mond. Miasm. W. ai.i 1 W liAMbf. will continue to attend the Cum t- lv which they now practice. Ja 18—1«. RATTAN'S, VOLUME 19. RANDOLPH 4 BHGLISH liaie fjr tale V 01.19, GRATTAN. Cash price $/., or b, mail $5 SO. Vul.C, R'JBINSiN'S PKACTIL'E.wiII Le published soon. Orders sol eil-il. All the \ uiiiiiiu Books. 1.Q.1 v large slock of either new an I ihco-d I:-nil 1.--.* Books, tor salo ou the best terms at It't.Maia street. ja 17—2t SEETHE KEY. LYING CHRYSTAL FRY-MATIC M.R'-'.H, ut WAGNER * Co'« Drugßtor Illuminate, uighii}. j» 12—t. telling iitatc §oUtttat. The l>ee Portrait. All sincere friends of poace must regret the discussion which took place yesterday in the Slate Senate on the resolution ap propriating six hundred dollars to Ihe pur. chaso of Elder's portrait of General Robert E. Lee. It ia unfortunate that the ques tion should have been brought up at this time. If the people of the State desired to honor the memory of General Lee, and reward the artist who had produced so faithfully his couulerfeit presentment, they could have done II equally as well by private subscription, and without official parade Tt does'jSßem that some strange fatality is hangi__j_TTy)r the South. No sooner do we get the Country on the high road to peace, than some blunder, or act of in discretion is committed, aud wo are again hurled back to the starting point. Tho proceedings yesterday in the Senate are calculated to make enemies of nine-tenths of Virginia's Northern friends, —for even Democrats in that section, will not be pleased when they read what was done. Wo trust that the admirers of Gen. Leo do not fear that his fame is built upon so insccuro a foundation, that it caunot afford to await the calm verdict of history, and the honors posterity will confer. It is to be regretted that the Republicans took any part in the discussion, and we are sorry that the name of Gen. George H. Thomas was brought into it in the manner in which it was. The namo of the sturdy old patriot ought not to have been used where it wai sure to bo subjected to insult and indignity. The whole thing was not only in bad taste, but it will revive auimosities tbat were fast dying out, and do great injury to Virginia. Capital for tho next election is accumulat ing very fast. » Competition la The Success of Trade We ueed competition in all public enterprises. Business becomes brisk only when there is competition. We must have competing routes of travel. We need cheap transportation for our freights. Competition in any shape or form should receive every possible encouragement, and be upheld against the machinations of monopolists, who are constantly seeking to absorb and consolidate anything and every thing that tends to break up concentration of wealth and power, and givo the masses cheap and expeditious means of transpor tation and communication. W T hat better argument can be put forth in favor of theso necessities than the result of competition in the telegraph business iv our State ? Since tho establishment of tho opposition line, Ihe rates have been reduced to all points that they reach from 50 to 7o per cent. Formerly, it cost $1.20 for a short dispatch to New York ; the rates are now only G5 cents. A few weeks ago we were charged 75 cents for messages to Norfolk and Lynchburg ; tho present rates are 25 cents 1 What has been the cause of this great reduction? Competition! , The North Carolina Senatobship.— It has already been stated that it is the in. tention of Senator Abbott, of North Caro lina, to claim the seat to which Governor Vance has been elected from that State. Mr. Abbott, who is the present Senator, is now preparing his case. Governor Vancoi as is well known, was a leading actor in the late rebellion, aud his most recent ut terances would seem to indicate that he has not profited by experience. Ho will not, of course, be ullowed to take a seat in the Senate, for the reason that his political disabilities have not been removed, nor are they likely to be removed at the present session. Senator Abbott will claim the soat on the ground that he received the largest number of votes next to Vance, and that the election of the lattor by the Legislature was illegal, on the ground that he did not possess the necessary qualifica tions for a Senator of the United States. The New York Tribune says there is perhaps nothing in tho attitude of the dis franchised South as Senator Abbott of North Carolina argued yesterday, to justify the government in declaring general am nesty. But does Mr. Abbott hope to re concile the enemies of the Union by con tinuing what they have been taught to think persecution ? Remove their disabil ities and you takeaway the whole stock in trade of the Southern politicians by de priving tbem of their little importance. These fellows actually live off the sympa thy aroused by their continued disfran chisement by tho United States. ,_, Senator Wilson.—The telegram an nounces the welcome news that lion. Hen ry Wilson has been re-elected to the Uni ted States Senate (rem Massachusetts. Mr. Wilson is plain, practical, and for cible—no man in Congress more so. His instinct 00 a political matter is worth moro than the labored opinion of many who aspire to be loaders. He is bold, ear nest, wise, and manly. His calm judg ment has steadied the Republican party, and even tho nation itself iv time of peril. His words of counsel, always apt and ear uest, have often sownded the key-note of public sentiment ou questions of the gravest import. The party needs him in the Senate ; the nation needs him still more. Massachusetts honors herself and benefits the land by his re-election.— Wash. < hrouicle. The New York Times says there is wis tl iin iv the bill reported by Mr. Carpen ter, from the Senate Judiciary Committee, providing a superannuation allowance for any Unit-d States judge whose physical or other infirmities shall compel him to resign. Decline ■■_ Political Rancor, There was a graud re-miion of the Union League at Philadelphia on Saturthty evening, a full account of which ia .".ivvii by the Press, which pays : ' Mr. James,Milliken, oar esteemed f_lUnv-ritt zeo, well known for bis public spirit nnd lor hi. devotion to the int.re.ls of Peti_sv.vi.ilin, - hi. native State, received a number ot his per I sonal friends at tbe Uui.-n League, on Broad street, last Saturday, evening, lie bad only recently returned from Europe, and, as may Ibe conceived, he gave hia friends a hearty wel | como and was eagerly welcomed by tbem. There were a hundred and fifty invitation... [Here followtbe names of num -1 ber of the most prorninc.t, gentlemen of that city.] President Grant sent an acceptance, but at a late hour telegraphed hia regret, owing to the pre.sure of public business. Tho supper, after the reception, was in tbe highest degree cour teous and pleasant. It i. needless to add tbat the host, Mr. Milliken, graced the occasion by bis cordial and agreeable manoors. But he deserves credit for something more than hi.-; hospitality to old friends. With one excep tion, when another member of tbe League in vited to that splendid establishment and enter tained an influential Confederate leader, this ia, we believe, tbe first time that leading Demo crat, have been invited within ill walls. Mr. Milliken resolved to breakdown tho temporary barrier between tbe gentlemen of tbe two political organizations. The example did not come a moment ton soon, and we hope it will be widely and warmly followed. Th political issue, of tbe war settled, the social animosities should cease. Old friends wbo during the rebellion would not look at each other because they could not agree on ita causes or consequences, are together in most things now, and differ, when they do, like gentlemen. The mansions of sucb citizens as Henry C. Carey, A. I). Jessup, John Rice, James 11. Urne, Danitl Dougherty, Joseph Harrison, P. It. Freas, of the good, tips, old fashioned Germantown Telegraph, Charles Wistar, the sumo " burgh," Barton Jenks, of Frankford, (he great manufacturer, Matthew liaird, Jay Cooke, the princely banker (who never forget, his small beginnings or his early friend.), Col. W. B. Maun (who will be our next District Attorney), tbe generous Kingsley, of the Continental, tue quiet home of the Collec tor of tho Fort, Mr. Moore, or the bachelor quarter, of the Postmaster, Genernl Bingham -rdh-.e, and many more ton numerous to men tion, ail of them Republicans—are as open to the good men of the Democratic party as tho houses of the latter are open to theni. Why then should not tho Union League, tho very head of the Republican organization during tbe war, be true to the great heart of social brotherhood ? There is one thing tbat survives all tho passing passions of the hour, and that is personal friendship. He who tries to ignore it is either a hypocrite or a clod. Let us never be afraid to acknowledge it. We hnil this a.s a happy sign, and hope to see good feeling exhibited by members of tha two parties towards ono another everywhere in the land. __ ____-. , The Army of the J-olre. London, January 14.—1 have just re ceived the following letter from the New York Herald correspondent with the French army of the Loire, dated at Lo Mans at midnight on the 10th instant, giving an account of the first day's battlo with Prince Frederick Charles' army. Your correspondent writes: THE BATTLE— EXCITEMENT IN I.X MANS. The French army of the Loire, the last hope of France, has been defeated to-day in a bloody battle fought within seven miles of this city (La Mans.) We heard the roar of the cannon all day, and the population crowded to the housetops and suburb- and through tha thorough fates, watching the progress of the fight. 1 have never before witnessed such inlet so ex citement, although the Frenoh people have become accustomed to the roar of cannon. THE GERMAN ADVANCE. At nine o'clock this morning tho right wing of the French army in position east of Le Mans was suddenly attacked by tho vanguard of the G-rtnan forces, which, emerging from the wood on the extreme right of the French, moved forward to attack. Upon the alarm being given the advance posts of the French infantry wheeled into line of battlo and the artillery was pushed forward on the open ground between the severed ranks of tho vaiiom commands. The cavalry took up an ad vantageous position on tho right and left wings. TnE BATTI.IM .ELD. A mere perfect line of battle could not have been formed by the finest army in Europe. The artillery was well supplied with ammunition, and the infantry had 100 rounds to each man. In addition, tho supply trains were well posted aud easy uf access. Real, bloody work soon bogan. Tho field of battle was in a valley, and tho two armies occupied heights opposite each other, the French lino forming a semi circle extending twelve miles, overlooking the valley, which was covered by twelve inches of snow. On the opposite heights the Prussians held a somewhat similar position. FIERCE ARTILLERY DUEL. Shortly after nine o'clock tha Prussian • began a furious cannonade from the wood near the extremo left. They were flanked by an immonse force of cavalry partly concealed by the wood. Their position was where the German infantry massed with the evident iuteiitiuu of turning Chanzy's tight. The artillery firo on both sides was continued without intermission until the ammunition was nearly exhaust ed. It was a fierce, well-sustained duel, the German and French artillerists display ing marked skill aud courage. TnE ASSAULT. At length tho Prussian commanders gave the order for an advance, and the German infantry moved forward. Toe Frtmcb, equally rapid, advanced sloaf their whole line, and the opposing armiti met in the valley in a fair hand-to-hand fight. The musketry (he was very severe and effective. The Germas troops were cool and collected, and tha French impetu ous and gal! int. Indeed, both armies behaved with notable bravery until near noon, when Ihe Gardes Mobiles began to waver, and, being unable to hold their position, a retreat cOsatD-Doed, Meantime the dead and wounded lny upon the battle field by thousands, and lbs snow fields wen red with hui_au blood. THE BETRl'.vr. The carnnge wai learful ou both sides. Before five o'clock in the evening 16,000 French soldiers had fallen, ion at thi. hour tho whole army stirted iv full re treat. Th* Fret-ch and German forces wero about equally matched. I should judge that they numbered 60,000 men each. General Chau/.jr Is reported sick, but be still remains in ein.ni_.id of the army. Although tho Freuch have been beaten they have nut been routed. Another bat tle ia expected to take place to-toorrow.. San Domingo Notables. c The following-ketches are by the Wash y ingtcu correspondent of the New York n Mail : Baez, so-called President, is a matt of I- about fifty years of ago. Ho has about r one-sixteenth negro blood, and proba ■• blv as much of the Carib Indian in his (j veins. 110 has beeu in rows all life long, v except some ten years or so which lie spent y as an exile in Paris—a city whither it is '" said his ambition turns at the present time. Ho is more anxious to see his coffee planta tion prosperous than anything else, is well r well aware of tho necessity of peace and order, and like nearly all the educated mix-.d bloods, either llaytiens or Domini * cans, of whom I have hoard, has no faith P whatever in any independent future for - their island nationalities. Baez is a man t oi polished manners when ho chooses to r be, and is probably as unscrupulous. , Cazueau is ft Virginian, I believe, lie . Ii I man cf some means, aud was formerly - our representative there. He owns a large ' coffee plantation, ha.s large mineral and land grants, and his stake is of considera ble itnpnrtance, to him at least. < His wife • is a woman of decided ability, and was ' trained hero, in Ihe old .chool of political ' intrigue aud management, whose head , quartets were in this city. ■ I Fallens is a Salem, Massachusetts, boy, i though his appearance would indicate 1 Southern or Spanish descent. He is a man ' of rather elegant appearance. An eld \ filibustering companion of Lopez aud i Walker told mo to-day scvoral incidents of i Fallens and others. The first named be 1 met in the Canary Islands, some fifteen or , more years ago. He *was then engaged in , the experiment of employing camols in . Texas, upon the "staked plains," and other sections where the difficulties of obtaining water over long stretches of country wore so great. Fubcns was at the Canary Island trans shipping his camels. Ho afterward ou guged in St, Domingo in the same plan of acclimating the "Bhips of the desert," For several years ho had some thirty camels b'inging ore down from the mines to San Domingo and Somai.a. As they were all males, there were none to replace thoso whom death carried off. Faheus oven then owned large tracts of land on Samana Bay. It is more than twenty years apt) since General Pickett, the ex-Confederate, was United States Consul at Turk's Island. While there he proposed tbe leasing or purchase of Samana Bay to the State De partment. This, of course, turned the at tention of such keen-witted speculators as Fabeus, Cazneau, O'Sullivan & Co. to tho value of real estate in that vicinity. It is worthy of notice that iv Hayti an alien white man can not be, I think, either a citizen or tho owner of real estate. I am quite sure of the latter prohibition. A curious fact was told me by the fili bustering general, of whom I've already spoken. When Kossuth was in America in 1852-63, there was a number of Ameri cans and others orgnniz-d as a filibustering legion. They were originally intended to aid Lopez in the Cuban movement. After ward they were kept together for Kossuth, there being souno expectation of a'war be tween Turkey and Russia. A number of Hungarian exiles were also out. of business, and had to be provided for. At the time Solotique, the black Emperor, was contin ually raiding on San Domingo. As is generally known, the llaytiens claim con trol over the island. Propositions had ' been made to Pickett to employ his filibus ters iv driving back Soulnuque. After ward Pickett himself went to San, Domin go to renew it for Kossuth's compatriots, as well as his own men. Alter he got there tho nature of his mission got out, and tho English, French and Spanish re presentatives, all fearing the advent of "Los Filibustero.i," sent their fleets to Port au Prince, and made such forcible repre sentations to the black ruler of Hayti that the raid on Dominican territory ceased. How "history" mixes things. The Pickett spoken of above was not our Con federate General Pickett, of San Juan Is land and Gettysburg fame. 110 was contin ually in the United States army, from tha time he graduated at West Point until he resigned to cast bis fortunes with the South. The gentlemau the correspondent talks so glibly about, was a Kentuckiau, called Colonel Pickett, who was Consul for the United States at Vera Cruz, under Presi dent Pierce, from 1853 to 1857. *-«»• ———— Missouri Politics. The victory in Missouri has not proved so signal for the Democratic party as was so vauntingly proclaimed. Tho Republi cans aie now pretty nearly uuited in cau cus, and if they can fully agree upon a candidate, will have sufficient strength to defeat Frank Blair, who has been nomina ted for the Senate by tho Confederate Democracy. A special telegram from Jcfff.rson City, the State capital, received in St. 1.0ui3 on Monday, says: A meeting of members of both wings of tbe Republican party was held this evening, but no definite action was taken. Tbe attendance was not large, owing to tbo adjournment of both bouses of the Legislature until Monday. Ex-Senator Henderson wa» present, and .aid that tbe nomination of Mr. Blnir seemed to demoralize the other party, lie hoped his name would not be used in connection with the SeDaturship. He bad servtd in the Semite before, but had been retired in consequence of bis course in the impeachment trial ot Andrew Johnson, and they should select some one who would bo better lor the Republican party.— Several others spoke, urging unity among Republicans in concentrating upon some good man fur Senator and standing by him. A committee was appointed to call a meeting for Monday Dight next to nominate a candidate for United States Senator. ermey —o- The Charleston (S. C.) Republican is heartily glad that the South Carolina State Senate has indefinitely postponed the House resolution instructing the South Carolina delegation in Congress to vote agiiinst all amnesty bills. It says : "The interests of South Carolina demand that amnesty be immediately declared. Tho granting of amnesty is not weakness, as some would maintain, but power—power for good." That is exactly our view of the matter. Let us have complete amnesty. » ♦ * The New York Herald says that by the confirmation of Adaiiral Porter the Sunate has sustained its reputation for fairness and impartiality. LOCAL NEWS, k iZ/u'.-d! 5/ates Circuit Court.—la this court, yesterday, the care of the United States vs. Thos. V. Strange, was heard. Tbe de ' fendant Is a well known merchant in Lynch t burg, and was charged with having in his pes . session in a rear-room of bis store several bar a rels of liquor, tbe same not being stamped or branded as required by the statutes "of the >> United States. t the evidence for the prosecution was coa s fined to the evidence of one witness, but Ihe standing of that witness in the neighborhood in which be resides being proved to be very " bad, and it appearing that the witness while in [ jail under a charge of having violated the in -1 ternal revenue laws himself, wrote a letter of 1 a threatening character to parties outside io . regard to tho prisoner, his evidence failed to have the weight sufficient to convict the pris oner, who was foUDd by the jury "not guilty." r To-day, John Kohily, of Petersburg, was" on i trial for violation of the internal revenue laws. , lie was ably defended by Mayor K.iley and Hon. L, H. Chandler. The jury has been considering their verdict for moro than an hour, and at this writing • there are no signs that they are likely to agree. ' Police Court. — Tho following cases were disposed of by Police Justice White this morning : Patrick O'Sullivan was required t» give two i hundred dollars security towards James F. Freeter who he had threatened to extinguish on sight. Polly Brooks was brought up for being drunk and unable to take care ol herself. Polly found favor in the eyes of the judiciary and was let off. Martha Hudson was sent to jail for three months for being druhk and disorderly io the street and failing to give security to keep the peace. George Richardson, colored, was charged with stealing a pan of bread from Lewis Brown. The charge was not sustained. Briefs. —Four oyster smacks, twosleam ships and eleven schooners comprised the "merchant marine" in the port of Richmond to-day. Workmen aro busy today putting in place some of the newly arrived iron fixings for the bridge. The Danville railroad company has not yet replaced tbe stone wall washed "down by the last freshet, on the river shore between the Danville and Mayo's bridges. Every body in business here is complaining of theltreinendous dullness of the times, yet if a thing is offered which affords a very big per centage, they find tho wherewithal, and go for it with tho tenacity of a bull puppy to a raw hide. Buchanan's Spring. —Persons living at the western endpf Clay street are much annoy ed and inconvenienced by the state in which Buchanan's spring is kept. The spring, though capable, and for years affording the most abundant supply oi' water, has not for some time past been doing anything of tbe kind, owing to tbo stoppage of 'thelron pipe leading therefrom by pebbles, dirt, and other incum brances. If the individual citt .ens are too inert, lazy or indifferent to repair the damage, the City Council should order the spring to be repaired. The investigation before the Committee of Privileges and Election, to discover how it was that cci tain copies of the acts of Assem bly, given by tbe Commonwealth to members of the Legislature for distribution, were sold to booksellers, will be commenced in a day or two. A prominent member of the bar of Rich mond, now, however, absent from the city, is said to have bought one or two copies from a bookseller, and thero can be no doubt but that Bomo of these worfhy fellows havo supple mented their salary by disposing of the Slate's property placed in their hands. Temperance Demonstration. —The gath ering of all tbe temperance organizations of Richmond and Manchester at Broad Street ' Methodist church ou Friday night, promises to draw together more of the brethren than i have assembled in the same building since the war. Mr. Carswell, the orator of the occasion, , we are informed, is eloquent and entertaining, and tbe committee of arrangements will see that music is provided for the occasion. The members of tho various organizations will ap pear in full regalia. Mail Robber Pardoned—Mr. D. 15. Parker, U. S. Marshal for tho district of Vir ginia, received yesterday a warrant from the President of the United States, for the pardon \ of Edwin Murfee, confined in tho Albany pent- ' tentiary for mail robbery. He was charged < with robbing the mails, while a U. S. mail I agent from Norfolk to Hicksford, Va., on the Blackwater line, no was tried for the offencs before Judge Underwood about six months ' ago, and sentencec to 10 years iv the Albany penitentiary. There is a great revival of religion going on in Lynchburg at nearly all the churches, and much interest is felt in the subject. On Sunday last, Rev. If. J. Langhorne, of Nor folk, officiated at the Methodist Protestant church ; Rev. Dr. Edwards, of this city, at the ] Centenary M. E. church; Rev. Dr. Rosser at Court Street, and Rev. Dr. Dickinson, of this city, at the Baptist. ' . __ | The Mails —The people for several days i past have been inconvenienced by not receiv- I ing their letters and papers with regularity. The reason of this ia found in the fact that all mails west of the White Sulphur Springs have been delayed in consequence of the unprece dented riso in the rivers tbere. The mails west of Lewi.burg, West Virginia, on this account, are also a day behind time. City Taxes— -The Oily C..lector, John ' F. Regnault, Esq., and his deputies are now engaged in collecting tbe real and personal tax, and they assert that the people are show- • ing much more alacrity in shelling out than was to be expected, considering the tightness of the times. New Debating Society. —A number of young men of the city organized a new deba ting society last night under the name of tbe "Lee Debating Society." They elected the following officers : R. T. Sty 11, President j W. 11. Godsev, Vice-President; J. W. Hunt, Censor; George E. Styll, Watchman; W. A. S. Conrad, Secretary. i The Theatre.— Mr. and Mrs. Watkics ' (Mrs. Charles Howard, that was,) will play their interesting domest'c dramas at our thea- ' tre next week. Tbey will be supported by '■ Ford's fine Washington company. They are \ now playing an engagement in Washington. , Executive Appointments. —Two notaries were appointed to day by the Governor, viz : Robert H. Bealu for Westmoreland county, and Charles S. Cox for Eiizibeth City county He also appointed John G. Eattll, of New Or leans, commissioner of deeds for Louisiana. Ldgh Street Church—The R„v. Dr. | Witt, of Prince Edward county, an able and zealous preacher, will occupy the pulpit at the above church this evening, at 7J_ o'clock. A large congregation should be present to hear ' him. The Jefferson Ward Republican Club will meet to-night in tho basement of Metro- Etilitau Hull. A full attendance is desired, as usineßS of importance will be brought before , the meeting. Johnston it- Seldai, No. 918, Main street, have all the illustrated papers for this week i (some of which are beautifully embellished), and many new bxiks, —some of tbel-lter of especial interest to the young folks. Pension Agint —The United States Senate has confirmed the appointment of An drew Washburn, Esq., of this city, as pension i •JC-'nt. , ARRIVED THIS UAY—Another invoice of thoso Unpu.Rlelle.l SINGER FA MILT SEWING MA CHINES at SHAFFER A STlt-NG'g, .13 Main street. I home. John W. Rlaon, corner Main »nd Third streets, ban at his counter a fountain ol water from the celebrated Excelsior Spring, which ii kept constantly replenished by fresh supplies direct from Saratoga, from whence it is brought in gas-tißht reservoirs lined with pure block tin, and is forced out at his counter precisely as it flows from tho spring. Dys peptics will find this water precisely adapted to their relief. * Springs, although perhaps better known by their fashionable repute than in any other way, are really among the most valuable medicinal springs in the country, and as such hare al ways been highly appreciated by the medical faculty and health seeking travelers and in valids. Of these iho famous Excelsior Spring Water is recommended all over the country for general usa as an excellent diuretic and cathartic. The letters from Professors Nathan R. Smith of Baltimore, James It. Wood, and Alfred L. Loom is of New York and other etui nent medical men sufficiently attest the virtues of this Water. lo addition to the qualities already mention ed, it appears that tin's Water is much prized as an alterative and tonic- It possesses, also, tho recommendation of being agreeable to the taste, nnd it is Etroogly impregnated with car bonic acid go. * : (f. INODOROUS KID CT-OTI CLEAN ER.— Hy ili aid gloves ran lm quickly and repeated 1} i;1e,,i,e.l ami im.. ( l_ equal to new; oven when l»dly siil.il (Ley ran be readily restore! Itlsoanyof ap pliea'.ioii and It perfectly free from any odor. For a.le bydniggistts anil fancy good? dealers. Price 24 cents a bottle. THURSTON'S IV'ORV PEA-tLTOOTU POWDER ia strongly recommend,-d as tbe best dentifrice known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, hardens Ihe gems, sweeUns the breath; and, containing no acid ur gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and can lie mod daily with great advantage Bold by all druggists. Trice, 26 and PO cents per bottle. *ff-DR. HASKELL—This celebrated physician Lai taken rooms at the MONUMENTAL HOTEL, where those de .ring his services will And bim. He s the proprietor and vender ef many CELEBRATED MEDICINES, v,ho owe their discovery to his inven tivegeulnn. 8»_ Ko«ins THOMPSON"- POMADE 0. TIME." a-, a dressing i. fir the Hair Is all that Is required : purely vegetable aud highly perfumr, d, it soften*, improves and beau • tides Iho Hair, strengthen! the roofs, and gives it a rich, glossy appearance, or sale by>ll ilmgglsts Trice, .'ti and 76 cents per bottle. ASK THE LADIES' MAIDS and they will tell ym that FHALON'S VITALTA OR SALVATION FOB THK HAIR is tho favorito article for reviving the natural Hugo of blinch.l or lading ringlets. Clear as fluid glass, wholesome to the *kiu as water, un discolorable by the light, without any minoial odor and yielding no sediment, if defies competition and I _Mlla comparison. .DR. L. CONQDON, Ihe Indian physician, claims to 1 lmve euecessfnlly treated quite a rinmbor of patients I ia this city, and wo hear of thou* who testify to tb© I I fact. It is fortunate thai there are many physicians I with different systems of practice for the cure o. I almost endless di.oases. Th-Doctor is confident ol the merits ol his mode of treating the sick, and I invites thooo ofll.cled to coniult him and judge f-ir I themselves cf Irs ability to cure. Ho can be found I at his oflico In Manchester, next to tho post-office, j a.d may ho "int-.rvie« ed" during the day or even "LOVE UIDES A MULTITUDE 0. FAULTS."— I I But it fails tv paiul the palo cbeefc, to glad-.en the I heart or concoal the disoise thit is lurking and I making rapid inroads upon yonder rapidly decl-ain;- j I female beauty ! Her wan features are bedoweJ wit'; j tears, her pul-o is feeble arid ber i 1 ay-dreann are I grcwiuf iliio.ns night with its heavy pall if gl „,ui Mtl M upon her brow ! 1 Can she not h-i restored I Yes. Health, with ail Its enticing clmrms and le- ,n. ties, will MB* a thilll or joy through her fee:,hi I frame, by tbo use of English Female Hitters, which I are adverticeJ in an.thor column. Oo thou aa" : bay I The Prince <lc Jolnvtlle. A special from London to the New York The Prince de Joiuville has returnid te Trance, lie went to Chanzy's army, made himself known to the General, and re quested a command. Chanzy welcomed the Prince, expressed his willingness to ac- I cede lo his wishes, and telegraphed to Bor- I duanx for permission. Gambetta, in his reply, refused the I Prince's request and ordeted him to leave the country immediately. Joiuville refused I to leave, and said ho would serve as a private soldier. Chanzy again telegraphed for instructions, and Gar.i Delta replied tbat if Joiuville refused to leave to arrest him instantly and to send him to Bordeaux j under guard. Joinville persisted in bis I refusal to leave, saying that he would see if tbe French people would sanction the arrest of one of their countrymen willing to fight in the ranks. ChaDzy declared that if he did not obey he would order his arrest, and Joinville, seeing' the difficult peisiticu in which the I I refusal to leave placed Chanzy, aud to j ■bow his appreciation of tbe friendly treatment he had received from the Gen eral, left, nnd returned to England. The Duke of Chartrts is now iv Franco under I lan assumed name. Tissot, the Freed) I charge d'affairs in London, with several leading Imperialist?, have joined ihe Or- I Reorganization of the Internal Revenue Bureau.—A plan of reorganiza tion of tho Bureau of Intornal Reveuue and rules and regulations for the govern ment of employees has been promulgated by the Commissi, tier. The Bureau will consist of four principal divisions, sub divided in sections: Division of Law, in chaTge of the Solicitor of Internal Revenue, 'id by William 11. Armstrong; Divi aiou of Correspondence, Statistic.?, and matters not otherwise provided for, iv charge of the First Deputy Commissioner ; Division of Distilled Spirits, Merchandise iv Bonds, _-'.., iv charge of tbe Third Deputy Commis.si.iiur, assisted by A M. K.ui OUM. Special assignments to duty are niadel a- t 'Hows: Clifford Thompson, chief, in] charge of supervisors aud detectives; \V. O. Avery, chief, in charge of appoint ment records, commissions aud leaves of ,», , The ice crop on iho Hudson liver pro- I mists to be unusually large, as about 2,000 men and COO horses are now at work cutting and storing the ice, at an expense of $6,000 a d.-iy. The lea is report*l to be of unusually, fine quality, no rains having fillen to Stir up the mud I of the tiv.r in r snow to lioney-cou-b tho i ice. At many places tho men are v.oik ing day and olgnt with the aid of calcium lights. \Yilk--b.ure, Pennsylvania, leads in sub stantial com .' i-aense reform on the wo man question. Tiie Wyoming National Bank there, it is reported, has just elected a lady director, she owning or represent- j | ing j> large amount of the .lock of ihe j fata* of QAwMty. AdTwUMtnviiU will be MM in the KVKN.nu JOURNAL at the following Mil One iqnare, ene insertion $ 7» One iquare, two Iniertion , 1 36 One tqusre, three (inertion* I 76 One square, »l__. loner tion* , s 00 One -kj-mre, twelre iiisorUous A g 50 One sqnare, one month „ 10 00 One §qn»re, two months. 18 00 One square, three months ... 1$ For quarterly and yearly Advert isar* special wJll be made. i HY i'KiiM(ißArH.""' TO-DAT'S DISPATCHES, By American Prtti Aaaocltitlon, ' EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STATE JOURNAL. r • Wmliington Henri. ' Washington, January 18. — Tho com mittee of ways and means yesterday re , porter! a bill fixing a uniform duty of two dollars on all imported liquors. Senator Nye will to-day introduce a resolution directing the judiciary com l mittee to inquire, how far under the con . stitution relating to the subject, the federal : government can go in the regulation of commerce between the States, and instruct ing the committee to report the result ol their investigations by bill or otherwise. At the session of tho Cabinet yesterday, was considered the request made by the Southern Congressmen and others, that official patronage be dispensed more freely among the people of the Southern States. It was not definitely decided to take any immediate steps in this direction. The foreign affairs committee havo under consideration a largo nua.be. of private bills, among which is the famous Meteor caso, involving over one million of dollars. This committee is ono of the first to bo called, and some of the bills now being considered will bo reported. A sub-committee of the House judiciary committee has been appointed to examino into the subject and report a bill modifying the test-oath iv such manuer as to enable persons in the South, who are not ineligible under the fourteenth amendment, to tako and hold office. An effort will be made by Senator Nye to-day to have passed a bill for the admis sion of Utah as a State, and providing that no further plurality of wives shall bo per mitted after the ratification by the legisla ture of the State constitution, thereby allowing polygamy to dio out with tlie present generation. The eiiie.iruii Conference. London, Jan. 18—The forthcoming conference of Kutopeaii powers is the sub ject of much discussion iv this city, more especially amoug polilical and diplomatic circles. Present appearances seem to in dicate that the conference will not bo of long duration, but that the matters to come before tho assembled powers for their determination, will be speedily dis posed of. Tb- representative.* of the powers wiil be also deficient. France will not be represented, but after the session is concluded, and the proceedings completed and verified, she will be allowed to annex her signature to the protocol in token of approval, if so inclined. I.egl-lMlve Summary. In Ihe Senate, to-day. House bill to in corporate tho Lee Monument Association was reported. A bill lo amend the act relative to tha ojster beds of the Common wealth, was presented aud referred. Siv eral resolutions of Inquiry were presented and adopted. The following bills wero passed: To in corpoia'o the Lee Monumm, Association ; in relation to the boundary lines between the Stale of Virginia and the States of Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee; in reference to the roads of Loudoun county. Mr. Pendleton presented a bill to author ize (be county of Augusta to subscribe to the stock of the Valley railroad company, which, under a suspension of tho rules, was read the necessary number of times and pushed. Seaate bill provi ling for tho repeal of all Inws providiug lor punishment of citi ■ens of this Commonwealth by stripes, (recommended by the committee for courts of justice Ml to ptss,) was taken up and disc ilted at great length by Messrs. Grit ne, Moss, Lathrop and Mo.ely, in op position to the recommendation, and by Messrs, Terry, Pendleton and Patterson ia favor of it. In the House, a nnniVer of bills were reported, among tbem one amending tho code compelling the attendance of wit nesses ; amending tho act to prevent the sacrifice of property at judicial sales ; to protect persons attending the State and county fairs and to prsvent gambling thereat. A report was made adversely to printing more acts of last session and of county and township organisation net; also, ad versely to refunding Sublett it Co., a por tion of Spotswood hotel tax ; also, adverse ly to printing remainder of debates of the "Constitutional Convention," the steno grapher having already been paid more than $10,000 for less than one-third of these reports. A bill was reported for the organization of a detective department. The House resumed the consideration of the general tax bill. The Fenian Convicts.—The Dublin newspapers, speaking of the terms of the amnesty to the Fenian convicts, say that the conditions of the pardons are that the released prisoners shall not return to Ire laud until after the expiration of their re spective senteucos. Those condemned lo five years' penal servitude will be free to return in about a year, and those sentenced to twenty years will be exiled for fifteen years. It was at first supposed that the banishment would be perpetual. — ■ « Frederick Douglass has gone as one of ihe i-ccretaries to the Sau Domingo Com mission. The Ntw National Era will be conducted during .hi-; absence hy his son, L. IL Douglas*. General Frank P. Blair has written a letter approving the annexation of Domini* ca, and sharply criticising the Democrats for opposing the old Democratic doctrine of territorial acquisition. I).-. Wta. P. Cunningtcui, a well-known musician and composer, and for thirty years leader of tb* Walnut Street Theatre orchestra, nt Philadelphia, was found dead ii, bed in that city Sunday. Th* New York Express . tys of Frank P, Blair: "His patiiotism is beyond dis pute, end >o is his integrity." It is sure that lie will bo sent to the Senate. KiNn Vk am I'.MANUEL, of Italy, has given a banquet in honor of gallant Phil. Sheridan. Patrick Bounty, Virginia, shipped last ysfl 1-5,000 pounds of dried fruit to NiW York. Mr. John Dean, of Oieenbrior ccunty, West Virginia, killed, recently, two deer at one sho; with a title.