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PUBHSHEP DAILY-(8.nr1»7» Exe-pte.
B. W. 01-iLIII.
At 'JVl'/i statu Street, Richmond, V»
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oonths t3 00; one year $8 00
Die WEEKLY JOURNAL will be mailed to lib
aorlbera three months for seventy-five crnla; alx
months, SI 00; one year, $2 00.
DOGGETT—WOMBLE.—January lllh, lay the Rev.
Dr. Mlonlgerole, C. DOGGETT to LUCY WOMBLB,
both of thla ciiy.
WELLS.—At Lis residence, on Hull afreet, Men
cheater, on the 16th lnat., JOSEPH WELLS, In the
42d year or his ago. He wea a member of the Col
ored Baptist chnrclr, nnd also of the G. 8. lie leaves
a wife and many frionda to mourn their lose. *
CERSLEY.—In Mancheater, on the morning of the
18th Inst, JAM. S W.CERSLEY, In the 84th year of
hia age.
RE Ar.—ln thla city, on the 18th lost., at Ihe resi
dence of hia sou. Rev. C. 11. Read, AARON READ, in
the 90th year of hia age, and in the blessed hope of a
gloriona immortality.
. for the Benefit of the Widow c and Orphana of
the Southern Statea.
DISTRIBUTION No. 130. Evim.o Jam. 18.
18, 48, 18, 15, 23, 57, 74, 28, 3, 69, 26, 01, 70,
DISTRIBUTION .No. 131. Morning Jau. 19.
49, 41, 24, 12, 18, 34, 23, 72, 48, 68, 14, 71, 3, 3.,
Witneea my hand, at Richmond, Va., thla 19th day
of January. 1871.
Manager*. Commissioner.
from Cept. W. I. DABNEY, Rt tho Branch office, No.
8, Eleventh atraot, one door from Main.
STOVE COAL, ats7.6o per 100. Best ar-aaoned
OAK and PINE WO-D a: lowest price, Sawed end
J* 12-flm corner Main and Sevonth streets.
PINE, per cord $4.60
OAK, per cord fa.Or
_____ SOFT COKE,
at lowest market price.
de 22-lm corner Main and .event, atreeta.
failed t'i pay tln-ir (Class or Business) Tax for
the year 1870, would do well to attend to Ihe same,
as I am instructed by tho Ciiy Council to levy for
the same. I may bo found at the Cttv Collector's
olflca. City Hall, from 9 to IS A. M. and I to 4 P. M.
Jr 14—lw . Collector Delinquent Taxes
respectfully announce tbat they hare removed to
their new aud spacious store, (diagonally opposite
- the old stand.) sonth west coroer Sixth and Bread
streets, and offer for sale at lowest market rates, a
full and cornple'e stock of DRU.S, MEDICINES,
GLASS, _c. Buying only of first-class importing
and manufacturing houses, we car. guarantee satis
faction in price, purity and quality of goods.
Orders shipped prontptlv.
jal_—ta JO_. N. WILLIS.
Esiayi for Yating .Iris, on great SOCIAL
EVILS and ABUUCS, Wblnb interfere withM.R
-RlAGE—with euro rmans of relief for the erring
and unfortunato, diseased*and debilitated. BOt Iree
of charge, in sealed envelope . Address, HOWARD
ASSOCIATION, No. 2,8 Ninth street, Philadelphia,
Pa. J» 18—3 m
If your Horse ia sick—sond for DR. FREEMAN.
" If your Cow ia sick—send for DR. FREEMAN.
If jour Dog is sick—send for LU. FREEMAN, the
only Veterinary Surgeon in the cily.
tnr Beware of uneducated Quacks and Imposters
whose assumption is ignorance and practice fraud.
J. &. FREEMAN, V. S.,
and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Sur
geons, London.
t_U A slate left on the office door and at Mr.
Clarke's atable for orders—which will be promptly
attended to. ja 3—lm
ING TOBACCO supplied to the trade on the most
reasonable ratea to be found in this market.
jal_—lm JAS SWEENEY.
music, ate
jtVSuSICI MUSIC! ~"~~~llIJ8IC!
No. SlB Mais ■____•,
No longer of the firm of Marsh A Pollock, ia now
prepared to serve his friends and the publio gene
rally in
of every description
I respectfully solicit a call at my nc-w ratabliah
no 12-ly 918 Main St., bet. Ninth nnd Tenth.
• V jj;ft f to go two miles in the country. For such
a one, well recommended, a good price will be paid.
Apply at THIS OFFICE. ja 18—21*
WANTED TO RENT, for four mouths frcm Feb
ruary Ist, proximo, the whole or half of a
YURNISH-.D HOUSE tn the city.
Office, corner Teuth and Bank streets, up stars. P.
O. box 17*. ja 17—tf
TJ|"qß N E W V _ft*_S_£k
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel -_w______-_-_l
ateamship ISAAC BULL, Capt. Bla.-Han, will leave
her wharf, at Ilockelts on FRIDAY, January _oih,
at 2 o'clock P. M.
Freight received until 1 P. M.
Fare $12 00
■ Steerage 0 00
Round Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or puFsoire, apply to
ja 18—2t No. 3 Governor street.
FRANKLIN DAVIS A CO., Proprietor!.
We offer for the Full and Spring Trade the largest
collection of FRUIT TREKS, YIN £8, Ac , ever grown
in the Southern States, consisting in part of
2,000,000 TREES, embracing ail the choicest vario
tiea of iruits ednpted especially to the
1,000,000 VINES, con .istlng of every variety of email
fi -in.
aiSf Send for catalogues, enclosing postage stamps
oc 18—8 m
Xo. 716 Main Btr-»t, bulween Seventh and Ki;;!ith
de 21—to WM. M. LEDLEY.
States, for tho DiHtrlct of Virginia.
In tho matter of Ja-. T. Shilling va. Denis X Ycr
guson,bankrupt—in baiiL-ruptcy.
To WhotultMttv C-Ucoru: —The undersigned,
John M. Hall, of lleitiico co , Va., hereby gives notice
of his appointment as assignee ot the estato of Denis
K. Ferguson, of Hoanoke i-o'ty. in said district, who
woa, on tho liiili day of April, 1.70, adjudged a
bankrupt by the Diet-lot Court of said district.
Da'ed Richmond, January 19. 1871
ja 16-ThSw J j?'_l »• HALL, Assignee.
Kv-r inle by
j. McCarthy,
|t 17 C-.lb! Fifth and Marshall streets!
——t—ii___n.i ' ' ~
Internal It.vciiiir. Matter! In the
There has been quite a stir among the
officers of the Internal Revenue Depart
ment in this State during the past ten
days, growing out of (he fact that import
ant changes wero thought to be in contem
plation by the department in Washington.
It is well known to most of our readers
that a strong effort has been made by the
friends of Col. Robert W. Hughes to place
that geutleman at the head of the depart
ment in this district, in tho place of Dr.
0. F. Presbrcy, tho present incumbent.—
The frieods of tho former gentleman
allege, as a reason for the change, his
superior qualifications as a patty man, his
closer identification with the people of the
district, and hia consequent better knowl
edge of their interests. On the other hand
Dr. Presbrey's standing as a Republican,
and a faithful and efficient officer, aro
equally maintained, both by his personal
friends and the officers of the government
who have tho supervision of his dutieß.—
Growing out of the proposed change,
there has been, as might very naturally
have been expected, some personal com
parisons, charges and counter charges iv
referenco to the two gentlemen, indulged
in, and it is feared tho matter may assume
the proportions of a family quarrel. We
regret this the more, from the fact that
both gentlemen stand pre-eminently high
in the confidence of tho party and of tho
administration, and both are known to be
ardent co-workers in support of tho,libe
ral principles of our party.
Following the reported change in the
supervisorship, wn have intelligence of the
displacement of the collector of tho Fifth
District. We have looked upon the inter
nal revenue officers of this State aa being
among tbo most faithful, honest and effi
cient in tbo service of the government,
and wo cannot but feel that any change at
present will result not only in producing
discord in the workings of the depart
ment, but in great injury to the party. I
This opinion is not founded on the merits
or demerits of any of its officers, but .
upon the fact that the greatest harmony \
has prevailed up to this lime in this de
partment, and it is utter folly to take such i
action as is calculated to produce discord,
and consequent harm to the party. When
the axe shall have begun ils work of de. (
capitation, it will be difficult to tell when ,
it will cease to fall. i
We hope, for the interests of all, that l
this work of estrangement in our own '
political family may at once bo stopped )
and that from this tinio forth we may be
found puttiug forth our strength to put t
down our common enemy, instead of i
placing the knife to our own throats. If I
there are any in our own ranks who
would sacrifice the interests or endanger
the success of our political organization in ,
order to gratify their own personal spites l
or grievances, they should be anathema- i
tized, and thrust headlong from our ranks, j
Let us have peace.
, !
Turned Out to Starve.
Was there ever a city so misgoverned— ,
s. cursed by incompetent, narrow-minded i
rulers—as Richmond has been since tbe
"ballot-box breakers" seieed the reins of !
our municipal establishment? Their latest
act is ono that should bring down upon j
them the curses both "loud and deep" of
every workingman in the city; and not
only of the workingmen, but of every man
and womaji who has the interests of Rich
mond at heart, or is dependent for a living
upon its prosperity.
By this ono bad act, the City Council i
has thrown out of good paying employ
ment two hundred and fifty men, most of
whom have families to support. They are
now walking the streets in idleness, while
their wives and children at home are on
the point of starvation. These men were
ia the employment of the Tredegar car
manufacturing company, one of those
growing industries which, from their ,
scarcity, should be encouraged if wo ever
hope to become a manufacturing city.
They wero engaged in building railway
cars. These cars when finished had to be
hauled to the depots of the roads ordering
them, and the streets of the city were the
only avenues open to their transit.
Last year the liberal, enlightened aud
progressive council, then iv power, granted
the Tredegar company this privilege, to
expire ou tho first of January, when it was
supposed it would bo renewed, if, in the
meantime, the company did not, as they
contemplated, succeed in building a bridge
over which they could cross their cars
from their works to the other side of the
river. But on Monday last, when they
presented their petition for a renewal of
the privilege, it was rejected by the Coun
cil ; and the consequence has been a stop
page of all work and the discharge of the
workmen. Aside from the inhumanity of
the act, it is calculated to discourage manu
facturing enterprise in the city,—and the
Council should be made to feel the full
weight of the indignation they have
aroused in the minds of the public.
M. E, Confeuence. —The Virginia Con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
will meet in Alexandria, Va., on Thurs
day, the 231 day of February, and Bishop
Simpson will preside. In this body there
will be represented 5,063 mombers.
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Filkios, the suspected Albany express
robber and attempted assatsiu, l.ns been
arrested at Schroon, in Northern New
York, and he declares he ran a.vay from
Albany en account uf the suspiciou against
'Ihs W-ilpplng-Po-t.
Wo yield a considerable portion of our
space to-day to tho masterly argument of
Senator Greene, against tho infamous
"whipping-post law, which, if it remains
long in force, will bring quite ai much dis
credit upon tho name of Virginia as did
the institution of alarery itself, and de
grade her in the estimation of the Christian
world. The idea of reforming a thief, by
hardening him to crime, is worthy of
tbe advanced and humane ideas of Sen
ator Terry—who declared ho would have
but two kinds of punishment for all
offences, —"whipping and hanging." We
shall have something more to say on this
Governor Scott, of South Carollrm,
Refute* to Van the Militia.
A telegram from Charleston, dated
Tuesday, says :
Governor Scott yesterday f-ent a message
to the Legislature in reply to the concur
rent resolution asking why military force
for the protection of life and property bad
not been sent into the riotous an.i refrac
tory counties of tbe State, and why the
outlaws in thoso OOQOtfcl havo not been
brought to cond'gn punishment. The
Governor says : "While I deeply deplore
tho disturbances to which yonr resolution
refers, I can scarcely venture, as the Execu
tive of the State, to pronounce any of its
counties riotous and refractory upon
the loported cases of individual out
rage, aud while no information has
been received in this office indicating
anything like a county organization to
defy or defeat the law. I cannot say
with truth, upon any information in my
possession, that in any section of the
State the laws are not executed ; for not a
single case has been reported in which tho
officers of the law havo been ressted iv the
discharge of their duties. There is no in
vasion which lam called on to repel; _o
insurrection which I am called on to re
press. But, if thero was any portion of
tho State iv which violence and disorder
wero so general as to disarm the power of
the civil courts, I must say fraukly that I
have no such militia force ns would be
competent to suppress them ; and if I bad,
I have no means to place and maintain
such a force in the field. If by the out
laws who have not been brought to con
dign punishment you mean thoso indi
viduals who havo lately perpetrated the
outrages in tho counties of Spartan
burg and Union, I can only say that
every'effort has beeu made that could
lawfully be made by the Kitcutive to
discover thoso criminals aud bring them to
a speedy trial. It is my opinion that tho
civil law of the State ought to be sufficient,
and it 1s my dotcimi .atiou that it shall be
sufficient to protect the person aud property
of every and au.v citizen of the Slate, how
ever humble, friendless, or obnoxious.
I cannot bring myself to contemplate
the use of an armed forco to punish in
dividual violatiou of the law in a time of
profound peace. Such a remedy would
be as bad as the disease, aud would bo a
public declaration that there was no civil
government in South Carolina, and that
wo are living in a r.oudition of social
anarchy. lam bound by my oath of office
as tho Executive of this State, and ia
reverence for the principles of constitu
tional liberty, which are the vital force
of true republicauism, to sco that the
law U duly enforced before I resort to
other and dangerous powers. I dure
not and will not assume that justice can
not be administered until the effort has
been made, and tho failure evident. It is,
therefore, my intention to see that tbe law
is enforced, and when I fail in the effort
I will unhositatingly call upou you for the
extraordinary powers to which society
must resort for selUprotection. But at
presout I would call your attention to tho
fact that all the cases of reported violence
are individual violations of the law ; that
noce of tbem have assumed the character of
public combinations against the law, aud
that they are all within the regular juris
diction of the criminal courts."
As the Governor had just returned from
Washington, it is possible his course has
been suggested by the President.
The Troubles of Gladstone —The
English prime minister, Mr. Gladstone,
seems to have fallen into tho hands of tho
Phillistiues. The London Standard, in a
sharp criticism on the ambitious plans and
ends of Prussia and King William, calls
to account Mr. Gladstone's government
for the alacrity it has displayed in congrat
ulating the Emperor of Germany on his
new dignity, with its hesitation in acknowl
edging the Freuch republic. This would
seem to be a very fair hit. Tlie Scotch
Presbyterians have also got hold of the
unfortunate premier. At a recent meeting
of the Free Presbytery in Edinburgh,"the
question of his Prct aslant orthodoxy was
brought up, based on tho tenor of his re
cent letter on the subject of the Pope to
Mr. Dease. Tho Presbytery passed a res
olution stating that Mr. Gladstone's lan
guage in that letter has awakened a deep
sense of apprehension in the minds of all
true Protestants in the United Kingdom.
In his desire to propitiate the Catholics of
Ireland, Mr. Gladstone forgot all about the
Scotch Presbyteiians. lie must be as
sorely perplexed as some of our own poli
ticians in shaping their course upon the
question of Italian unity.— Baltimore Sim.
insurgent General Damino Madruga, Gov
ernor Jose Tuejillo and Captain Salvador
Rodriguez, leaden) of the Oicnsgo de /_*
pake insurgents, aud six others, surrender
ed on tbe ICth, to Commissioner Valmas
deos. Rodriguez subsequently leturued to
bring in the rest of the insurgents. Thi.
surrender finishes the insurrection in Citit
ago and Enseuoda do Cocbiuos and csstors*
trauquillity in the Colon district.
>■« .
The Charleston (S C.) Republican says :
' Iv South Carolina,.Georgia, Florida, Ala
bama, Mississippi and Louisiana there are
only 853,2.3 persons over twenty years ol
age who are able to reaii and write, and
1,125,209 unable. When, oh 1 when who
those who have any education at all, will
know the value of common schools, rouse
themselves to the work of educating all our
people ?''
A Tie of Horror,
The inquest on the body of Annie
Wanko, or Deekman, which was com
menced by Coroner Tewksbury, at Dutch
Kills, on Saturday, has been concluded,
and resulted in a verdict against the un
natural parent. It seems from the testi
mony, which was voluminous, that Mrs.
Dorris De.kinan, tbo mother of Auue,
since her marriage to Mr. Deekman, about
a year since, has systematically starved
and ill-treated her daughter, for tho avow
ed purpose of getting rid of her.
All the witnesses testified to tbo most
inhuman treatment, wilful neglect and
actual starvation. Most of them had re
monstrated with tbe mother, but she
seemed to have no soul. Mrs. Meyer tes
tified that she had often seen tho mother
strike the girl; that when sho first knew
her she w.ts bright, apparently healthy
and robust; that ber husband and herself
had romonstrated-.with both Mr. and Mrs.
Deekman for ill-treating the child, to no
effect; that often on the coldest morning
she has seen her almost entirely nude in
the yard ; that the mother had often threat
ened, iv her presence, to "starve tho brat."
Mrs. Douglass, a very intelligent Eng
lish lady, testified that she saw the mother
knock Annie down only a day or two be
fore her death, with a stick of wood, while
she was in her (Mrs. Douglass') house beg
ging for bread, and then kick her down
stairs, tho child st the timo not having
strength to arise. At another timo sho
dragged tho girl around b> her hair, tear
ing large bunches from her head. On tho
day of her death, she saw her standing by
the stove, with ono arm around it entirely
naked, begging for something to oat, and
the inhuman mother dragged the child
from its temporary warmth and thrust
it into a cold room without any
thing for its covering, without a bed
even of straw to lie upon, or even a choir.
A low hours later tho child was fouud there
The screams of tho girl could be heard
through the entire neighborhood, while its
brut il mother and no less brutal stop
father were whipping it. Tho neighbors
were accustomed to give the child food,
but whenever tho mother would hear of it
she would punish her. The child hasoften
been seen to pick bits of bread and meat
from the street and eat them, and also to
steal things from the baker's ; but no one
complained of her, knowing tho circum
stances. Mr. Drummond, who boarded
with the family a short time, corroborated
this testimony, and said further that the ,
husband also ill-used and abused the child
The body seemed to be nothing but skin
ami bones, and tbe post-mortem examina
tion by Drs. Dennlar and Byer, ravcaled
the fact, that nothing was found in the
stomach or intestines, and that the child
starved to death. The following was the
verdict: We find that the said Anuie
Deekman came to her death by starvatido,
misii.e and willful neglect at the hands of
her mother, Dorris Deekman.
One witness swore to having seen the
mother choke tho child till its face was
black. The strangest part o' this strange
story is, that when the child begged to be
saved, and pleaded with the n.ighbors to
take her away, no one was fouud to offer
protection or even make complaint before
a magistrate, no', even when they saw that
Jhe girl was being daily killed by the in
human mother. Great credit is due Cor
oner Tewksbury, who so ably conducted
the inquest, and who wormed out from un
willing witnesses the facts in this
Tho corouer fully committed, without bail,
Dorris Deekman to await tho action of the
grand jury. Tho child was eleven years
old.— N. Y. Times.
An Important Bankruptcy Decision. .
The case of John Sedgwick, assignee, vs.
James R. Place and others, is, perhaps,
says the Now York Commercial Advertiser,
the most important of any which has
arisen under the bankrupt law. The
plaintiff, as assignee in bankruptcy, sought
to recover the assets of the bankrupt firm
in tho hands of assignees appointed by
Stale courts, besides large sums previously
settled by tho bankrupts on their wives.
For multiplicity of facts and details and
legal questions this suit stands prominent
among the cases in baukruptcy. The
counsel for the respective parties' interests
have devoted a great deal of learning and
ability to the subject for two years p.st,
which resulted in tho setting aside of the
assignment made under tho State law, and
in recovering a settlement of $40,000 from
the wile of Sparkman, one of the bank
The plaintiff also obtained a decree in
his favor as respects all the property sought
to bo recoverej, except the house on the
corner ol Forty-seveuth street and Fifth
avenue, and the furniture therein con
tained, which were settled ou th- wife of
James K. Place, another of tho bankrupts,
and which were claimed by J. L. Phipps
__ Co., by transfer from Mrs. Place. The
C'iurt decided in favor of the plaintiff as to
all the defendants except Phipps & Co.,
but in their favor against tho plaintiff
Phipps & Uo., by the decision, are entitled
to the Fifth avenue property and the fur
niture and the proceeds thereof, and re
cover their costs out of the fund against
tbe plaintiff. It is understood that Judge
Blatehford is writiog au opinion in this
case, whi.h will settle new and important
questions which have arisen under the
bankrupt act.
"The Little Church Around the
Corner." —That modest edifice, the "little
church around the corner," iv Twenty
ninth street, near Fifth avenue, N. V., is
about thtse times an object of interest.—
Every Sabbath it is filled with a crowded
audience, and its clergyman, the Rev. Dr.
Seymour, has excellent opportunities to
impress hia views on the minds of stran
gers and people who are not regular atten
dants. Tho popularity of this place of
worship is, as our readers are well aware,
in consequence of a ceitain clorgymau
who was requested to conduct tbe funeral
exercises of the late George Holland and
ikclioiug bo to do, and referring the appli
cant to the "little church around the cor
ner." The services on; Sunday evening
wire very interesting. Rev. Dr. Seymour
delivered an ..bio discourse ou the text,
"And tho third day there was a marriage
in Cana of Galilee." The members of the
Church Missionary Union of the General
Theological Seminary were present. —New
York Commercial.
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Judge Byron Payne, of tha Supreme
Court of Wisconsin,died at Milwsi.ik.ee on
By American Press l\ snor lotion.
Reported Ulnae* of Bismarck,
Reported Exclutively for the Stale Journal.
New York, January 19.— The special
correspondent of the Herald telegraphs as
follows, under date of London, January
17th: "I have the most unquestionable
authority for stating that Bismarck is
seriously, it is feared, fatally ill. Discredit
all statements to the contrary, as energetic
efforts are being made to conceal tho fact.
I am able to state positively the exact
wards used by Earl Russell to the English
Envoy at Versailles last Saturday, which
were : ' I have just left Bismarck, and I
deeply regret to state that he has the mark
of death on his countenance.' No further
particulars are given."
Ilourbakl Fist Approaching on Hi I
Bordeaux, January 111—The Army of
tho East, uuder Bonrbtkl, is rapidly ap
proaching Belfort, and the news ol the
raising of the siege is momentarily ex
Later.—BoQrbaM, after a, battle on
Sunday, which lasted all day, occupied
Mont Belaua and tho adjic.nl; villages.
The French Removing their (lam
from Fort Imj-.
London, Jan. 10, 3P. M.—A dispatch
from Versailles was received announcing
that the French were removing tho heavy
guns from Fort Issy.
King William will vi.it Kiog Albreoht,
who is sick at Cbartrc..
Reported Jfa.i_.nWy/or the&'tate Journal.
Washington, January 19.— 1n tho Senate
to-day, Mr. Cragin, from the naval com
mittee, reporled a bill authorizing the
grades of adtnir.il and vice-admiral in the
navy whenever another vacancy exists
Mr. Cole introduced a bill to relieve all
American vessels of tonuage duties.
In the House, a number of bills were
reported favorably. One was from the
Indian committee, to cousoMdate the In
dian tribes aud organize a government in
Indiau Territory.
Mr. Dawes introduced a bill for the con
struction of twenty iron steamships for
postal servico, &c. [Samo as Senator
Gonkling's bill.] Referred to committee
on commerce.
Sew York Markets To-day,
Reported Exclueivel]/ for the State Journal.
Wall St., 1 P. Sl.— Money 7 per cent, cur
rency, tichan." steady and unchanged.—
Gold firm at 110% ©110%—sties low as J_ this
morning. Governments opened steady at the
10 o'clock call, and at the 12 o'clock Board was
an advance of J< on '6_'s and '65's; new issue
were held at 43. Bids for the Government
Gold to be sold to-day., amounting in the asr
e.eir.to to 5708.600, prices ranged from 110 to
Legislative Summary.
Iv tbe Senate, to-day, a communication
was received from the Governor, coveiing
a list of pardons he had granted. Among
the "bills presented was oue to secure ad
vances for agricultural purposes, a.d one
to provide for a board of equalization. The
bill to legalize the election of attorney for
the Commonwealth for tha counties of Wise
aud Bu.haoan, was passed. .Senate bill to
provide for the organisation of tbo militia,
was lakou up, ami, after a variety of mo
tions had beeu made and rejected, was, on
motion of Mr. Grimsley, m_da the order
of tho day for Tuesday next.
The House was opened with prayer by
Rev. Dr. Woodbridge, of the Episcopal
church. The Valley railroad bill was put
on the caleodtr. The Governor sent in a
list of persons pardoned, &c. F. W. Ma
hood, Esq., of Giles, being about to be
manied, got leave of abseuca for ten days.
Bills were reported repealing act iv regard
to contracts for labor between white and
colored persons ; prohibiting fishing in the
James and Rappahannock rivers with
staked or trap net; amending the code
relative to the Eastern Lunatic Asylum ;
amending the code relative to collecting
fee bills ; amending the code relative to
draining lands through the lands of others.
The House proceeded to the considera
tion of the general tax bill.
. ~.—
Tho New Jersey Temperance Convic
tion, in session at Trenton, has taken steps
tj introduce bills in the Legislature of
tbat State for the prohibition of liquor
Chicago has beeu visited by a forty
eight hours' snow storm, aud now rejoices
undsr twenty-four inches of snow.
ER.— ,'\ Its Hid gloves can he <,-1i U1 v and repeated
ly cleaned und made oquul to new; even when badly
soiled they can he readily restorer). It is easy of ap
plication aud 13 perfectly free liom any odor. For
sale by druggists and fancy goods dealers. Pa ice, 25
cents a buttlo.
for the Hair is all that is required ; purely vegetable
and highly perfumed, it notions, Improves and beau
tified the Hair, strengthens the roots, aud gives it _
rich, glossy appears roe. or sale by .all druggists
Price, ,15 and 75 cents per bottle.
.;*■_:! HASKELL.—This celebrated physician
has taken rooms at the MONUMENTAL HOTEL,
where those desiring his services will find him. He
s the proprietor and vender ef many CELKBRAVED
MEDICINES, who owe their discovery tn his Inven
tive genius. Sis notics
is strongly recommended as the best dentifrice
known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, hardens
the gums, sweetens tho breath ;an I, containing no
acid or gritty suhstuice, is p.-rfectly harmless, and
can be used dally with great a-lvuntaga. Sold by all
di BggU__ Price, '-.a and -0 ceuts per lottle.
ASK THE LADIES' MAIDS and they will tell you
TiII'HAIR is the lavorite article for- reviving the
natural tinge of bl*uch_l or fading ringlets. Clear
ns flli'.t glass, wholesome to the _kiu as water, un
disool arable by the tig-., without Any mineral odor
and yielding no Stdwnerit, it defies competition and
courts comparison.
DR. L. CONODON, the ludian physician, claims to
have successfully trmt'.d quite a number uf patients
iv this city, and we bear of those who testify to the
fact. It Is fortunate that thero are many physicians
with different systems ot practice for the cure of
almost endless dieeanes. Tho Doctor id confident of
the merits of h!s mode of tiestlug tbo sick, and
invite. those hfll.ct.d tn cunsnlt him and JUdco tor
thoios, Ivioi . f lis utility lo cure. He can be found
at his ofilcs In Manchester, next to the post-oXce,
and may be "ioLrr.ewed" during the day or even-
Police Court. — The following cases
were disposed of by Police Justice White this
morning :
Jenny Hardgrove, colored, arrested on an
attachment for contempt of court, was let off.
Erasmus Denny, onlored, was charged with
stealing a gold watch and an overcoat from
Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson, valued st $90. Case
continued to tbe 26th.
Elizabeth Christian, colored, was charged
with acting in a very unchristian manner while
drunk, veiling murder, Ac, in the street.
Required to give security ; failed, and com
Thomas G. Black, charged with unlawfully
and feloniously perjuring himself by Bwearing
that Elizabeth Black did assault his mother.
Discharged. 4
Robert Oliver, colored, charged with tres
passing nn the premises of Rob't England, and
insulting and threatening the family of Robert
England. Security required.
Jas. Clarke, Molly Dennison, Rosa Johnson
and .Sally Clark.a, charged with being persons
of evil fame and keeping an ill-governed house.
Security required.
Samuel Ilucles, colered, unlawfully trespass
ing on Sam Johnson's premises ond carrying
off the doors and windows of his domicil
Fined and required to give security.
Two young men, who were charged with
■mashing gas lamps and abusing the police last
night, while returning from a festive blow out,
were fined $5 each, and directed to repair the
damage they had created.
Pardons Granted.— During the year
1870, Governor Walker was applied to in HO
cases to pardon parties confined in the State
prison. After an investigation Into each case
he pardoned eleven. The names of these
refused, with those pardoned and the reasons
ther-for, were sent to the General Assembly
to-day by his Excellency. Tha following list
embrace? those pardoned :
Wm. V. Vaughan, James City, 5 years;
Jacob Dillman, Richmond, 3 years; Eliza
Brown, Richmond, 2 years; Mary Taylor,
King George, 5 years ; George Miller, King
George, commutation of murder sentence to
imprisonment for life; Powhatan Ellis, Am
herst, arson, death, to imprisonment for life-
Sara Steams, Rockbridge, 5 years.
.From JaiU.— Hugh Stridor, Alexandria, 1
year ; Lawrence Jacobs, Richmond, 0 months ;
William White, W.illiamsburg, 1 year ; F. W.
Ware, Charles City, 3 months ; Sam Fisher,
Richmond, 6 months; Oeorgo Macs, Rich
mond, 6 months.
United Stales District Court—ln this
court tho regular call of the ducket is proceed
ing, fifty cases being called each day. No.
495 on the common law side will be the first
case called tomorrow. To-day, Judge* Bond
and Un ierwood presiding, a judgment was
rendered for $3,000 in favor of the plaintiff in
tbe case of the Uuited States va. A. T. Maupln,
ex postmaster of Staunton.
The City Engineer notifies tho public
that be desirea to tree Monroe Park. This
place is destined hereafter to constitute on» nf
tbe lung« of the city. Of such tbe city has
several, the capitol square from its central
location and accessories being the best known.
All of them should be taken care of and beauti
fied. It is by such indicts that strangers visit,
ing the city make op their judgment of the
taste and liberality which distinguish the com
The Theatre. —We were wrong in stating
yesterday that Mr. and Mrs. Watkins would
be supported by Mr. Ford's company. The
floe stock company of Mr. Spalding, of the
National theatre, will support the Richmond
favoritea next week. Most of tho members are
known here, and popular. Mr. ond Mrs. W.
have been playing at the National during tho
past week, and are highly spok»n of by the
press of the Capital.
The Richmond Enquirer.— Thi_ old ami
well-known democratic time piece, seems from
its present sir of freshness to have gained new
life. Th- following gentlemen are now cnn»
nected with it: W. D. Chesterman. Business
Manager ; Jno. A. Pizzini, City Editor ; S.
McG. Fisher, Cashier. The paper has not only
a new dress, but the whole building is also be
ing put through a new coat of paint.
TJie Apportionment — There wns ". cui
cus held by the members of the Senate, last
night, Senator Smith, of Clark, in the chair.
A free interchange of views was had on the
aubjeot of apportionment, and it was finally
•greed that the Senate should consist of about
forty member under the new apportionment,
and that the long term of Senators ought to
hold over. It was long after mid-aight before
the caucus adjourned.
Periodicals, Magazines, dc.--We return
our thanks to Mr. O. B. Dyer, newsdealer on
Main street, three doors above Eighth, fur the
latest numbera of "Frank Leslie" and "Har
per's Weekly." Mr. Dyer is an enterprising
young man and has always on hand the most
popular and lateßt magazines, periodicals, Ac,
published in the country.
A Verdict of accidental death was ren
dered Wednesday evening by a jury of inquest
held on the body of Uenry Beyer, si Dane, kill
ed on board tbe steamer Geo. B. Upton, us
she was being hauled off a sandbar, near
Newport News, by the breaking of a check,
lie was struck by a piece of stanchion wbicb
was broken and hurled against him by the ac
Land Scrip.— The joiut committee of
the Legislature held a meeting last evening
for the purpose of arriving at some opinion
relative to the disposition of the agricultural
land fund donated to the Slate of Virginia by
Congress. There being but a small attendance
of tbe committee, it was resolved to postpone
the consideration of the matter until to-mor
Mr. E. S. Shipp. —ln our alluding to
the appointment of this gentlemen to a posi
tion in the Norfolk postoffice yesterday, our
reporter expressed regret at losing him from
tbe Richmond office. Mr. Shipp baa not been
connected with the postoffice in our oity for
over two yeara past.
The recent cold weather has had tho
very natural effect of causiDg a briskness in th ■
matrimonial market. Our young folks are
pairing off with great unanimity and celerity.
'' It it not good for man to be sloce."
Mr. Aaron Read, 'allter ofltev. C. H.
Read, died yesterday in this cily, at the re*
Bidenee of his son, at the advanced age of 90
years. His path to the grave was soothed by
tbe ministrations of thor.o wbo knew and loved
him best.
Convicts. —Two mora sonvtcts were 're
ceived at the penitentiary to-day. Their names
are: Perry Neluis, from Bedford county, for
attempted rape—lo years; Patty Miller, from
Prince Edward county. 5 years for burglary.
US!Commissioner's Court. —Mrs. Clara
Bobannon waa brought bofore U. S. Commis
sioner Jenkins today, charged with selling
spirits in Locust alley without goverr.oitnc
license. The old lady was acquitted.
Mechanics' Meeting —An important
meeting of the Mechanics' Trade Union is to
be held to night at Schott's h - 11. It is necet
ssry that all the members should attecd.
Shipment of Flour. —The Brio Jo hi
Shay will clear to-morrow for Brazil with
2,497 barrels flour, shipped by Haxall, Creo
Bhaw <_ < Va.
Notary Public, —Tho Governor, tills
morning, appointed W. W. Adams, Esq., a
notary public for the city of Petersburg.
The case of .1 11. 8 md. is still on argu
ment before the Supreme Court of Appeals.
Th. town of L\ oebburg ia soon to _< c
on a subscription of §200,000
Lynchburg and Danville railroad.
Admrtlseaiesit. will be Insert-- In Ihs «"KNINO
JOURN A I, at the following rat«:
One sqnare, one insertion I 7*»
One square, two Insertion 1 i-
One square, three Insertions 1 76
Oue square, six insertions 8 ou
One square, twelve Insertions f 60
One sqnare, one month 10 00
One square, two month': no
One square, three month* -6
For quarterly and yearly Advertisers
special arrangements will he made.
The Whipping, post.
In the Senate of Virginia, the bill under
consideration yesterday, was that offered by
Senator Greene, of Petersburg, a few days
since, wbicb reads ai follows :
"lie it enacted by the General Assembly, That all
laws providing for the punishment of citi2ens of this
Commonwealth by stripes he,and therameare, here*
by repealed."
Mr. Greene regarded Ibis mode of punish
ment at a relic of Iho dark ages, which, in
these days of refinement, should be abandoned,
and other ,modes of punishment substitute.
more in consonance with modern civilization.
It is at variance with tbe ideas of humanity
now prevailing throughout the civilized
What more abhorrent sight for this nine
teenth century, than to see a man, made in tha
image of bis Maker, lied up to v post, stripped
to the waist, and his flesh cut and mingled by
the barbarous lash until tbe blood flows to the
ground? It is degrading tho image of God
bel.w the level of the brute I
Punishment, and especially the punishment
for minor offences—for which it ia claimed this
mode is peculiarly applicable—should be re«
formato.-y in its nature. One of the objects in
inflicting punishment is to make men better;
but when wo inflict this brutalizing punish
ment, we only kindle in tho breast of the ofe
fender the worst passions, hardening his heart,
and sending him out into the world with re
vengeful feelings, better prepared to commit
worse depredations upon society. The whip
ping makes tho offender no better, but far
In tho city which he bad tho honor to re
present, the persons wbo had suffered this
punishment, were mostly boys from IS to 20
years of age—beginners in crime. How muoli
better it would be for this class of offenders t.
establish in various parts of the State Keform
Schools, as they are called, where those wbo
are guilty of petty crimes, could be subjected
to wholesome restraint, trained to habits of
industry, and surroutded by moral and religi
ous influences. In this way they would be ar
rested in their career of crime, changed into
good citizens, and s nt out into the world R
benefit and blessing to society, instead of a
The speaker then referred tn tbe punishment
of sailors by stripes. This mode had been a
favorite way for petty qaatt.r deck tyrants to
lord it over seamen in tbe United States navy.
But tbe humane spiiil of the ag- bad long
since abolished this harbaii.nvf and now our
navy is in a f-u- better condition than ever
before. The sailor feels that his manhood is
respected, his rights ns a citizen are regarded ;
and being respected by the laws of the land he
respects himself, and hence a better state of
subordination prevails in the navy than when
the men were subjected to the brutalizing lash.
He objected to this law because it was aimed
at a class. It had beeu said that this mode of
punishment was inttnled as much for the white
men as for tbe colored men of the State. This
is not so. If this punishment is allowed to re
main in vogue for one year, theapeaker would
be glad, if tbe record could be produced, to
know tho proportion- of white persons lo
colored persons that will be subjected to this
brutal infliction. From what we have already
seen and heard, very lew, indeed, of white
people will experience this cruel torture. The
oolo>-_d people are the ones that are to suffer;
and it is intended for these mainly.
Class legislation is always wrong, and it is
contrary to the spirit, if i.ot the letter, of our
constitution, and as such ought not to be per
A law like this, aimed ut the poorer, or the
laboring classes.has tho effaotO- ui.kiig them
fee! (hat their lights are not safe in the hands
of cither law makers or executioners; and
the consequence will bo that our laborers will
be driven from this Stale to seek homes and
employment in those BtstM that are under Re
publican government—where the laws are not
made for a class, but all or. governed alike.
He called the particular attention of the Sen
ate ito lias fact. Let tho sentiment become
universal among the laboring clashes, that
Ibeir rights are nut respect, d in this State, and
lhat they will be respected in other States.
we .'mil lose the means whereby the material
i-.i. i •■' of the State *an be promoted through
our working classes. Already the exodus has
commenced, ani unless we strike from our
statues these barbarous laws, the State will Buf
fer. This mode of punishment is a relic oi
slavery, and if, ra he believed it to be unani
mously admitted, slavery has passed away with
its blighting curse upon Virginia, in God's
name, let this go with it. Io the name of hu
manity, let this barbarism, Ihe nbippiog-post,
go, too I
lie could not agree with other Senators, who
said it would be a measure of economy. To
bis mind it would be the contrary. He be
lieved it would, by its very brutalizing tenden*
cics, increase tbe-commission of acts in viola
tion of the laws of the land. It would make
the beginners in crime hardened and deter
mined ci iminats, and it would confirm the mots
advanced, and thus increase tbe burdens upon
the State,
The speaker complimented many of his bro
ther Senators who differed with him politically.
He was pleased to find an honest effort on tho
part of some on the other side to support such
legislation as will benefit all classes.- He was
glad to bear testimony to tbe uniform courtesy
and kindly feeling wbicb bad marked the in
tercourse of these gentlemen with himself. He
now appealed to them to unite with him in this
most just measure.
Mr. Greene regretted lhat he bad not been
able to present his views in better shape on
this occasion; but he had been otherwise en
gaged since tbe introduction of this bill, and
be was painfully conscious that bis remarks
had been very trade and imperfectly pre
In conclusion, be would say: Put your
grand publia school system into operation
speedily, and educate all classes. Erect your
reform school* for minor criminals, and use
your jails and penitentiary for the more hard
ened. Let your legislation be _uch as will
elevate, and not degrade, the people, and
especially the working people.
The rich, the educated and tbe powerful can
tako tare of themselves. Let us endeavor,
especially, to take care that we protect the
poor, the ignorant and tho lowly, that we may
elevate tbem to the dignity ot intelligent
humanity. He thought this tho last relic of
baibarism that remains in Virginia, and he
hoped that both Houses of tbe General
Assembly would unite with him in doing away
with this brutal relic of tbe dars of slavery.
There will be a tailed meeting of tha MKCHAN
-10-' ONION THIS i-NKNING, at <t o'clock, at
S.hotis' Month alio Vail. All members, and all
other mechanics, are reqaested to attend;
ja 19—It D. H. AL'.,SY, President.
1 ■ - I ■■■ ■ ■ ' -' ■- l" ' .I."
'IMi IS IS TO GIVE NOTICE: That on the 17th
1 ! iv of January IS7I, a warrant In bankrupt
cy was issued against the estate of Austin
Hon, of Staunton, Augusta county, and State of
Virginia, wbo has beeu adjudged a bankrupt ou
his own petitiou :—That the payment of any debts,
and tho delivery of any property belonging to said
bankrupt, to him or for his use, and the truusfer ol
any propei ty by him are forbidden by law :—That v
mooting of the creditors of said bankrupt, to prove
•their afebts, aud choose one or more assignees ot
Ml estate, mill bo held at a Court of Bankruptcy,
to be holden at the office ol the Holster iv Bank
iu. lev. at Hairisonbnrg, Virginia, before C. Douglas
Ore*. Kaq.a Keglster, on iho 2 st day of February,
li-Tl. at 10 o'clock A. M.
ja 1.-Th2* U. 8. Marshal.
That on the 16th day of January. 1871. a wai •
rant In bankruptcy was Issued against the estate tf
John Weifl.j, ot Page couu y, and Stato of
Va., wbo has MOB adjudged a bankrupt on his own
peiiiion: That the payment of any debts, and the deli
very of any property b_l-nftag i-i said bankrupt, to
hinior for his use, and the transfer of any property
oy bim are forbidden by ban.- That a meeting of the
on llton of rlio said bankrupt, to prove his debts,
and ohoOM one or mors assignees of his estate, will
le ImM at a .o.n-t -f I lokrtiht. y.to ho hidden at
the -Be. of the R.gi.ter in 1)..r,k-ii| tcy at Uarriion
t ra Virginia, before C. Dou.las Or.y, Esq.. Regis
r, . r, Ihe ..stday of February, lSTl.at 10 o'clock
;u 1»-Tk?w D. 8. Marshal ,

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