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I* POBLIBHBO DAlliT—(Sundays Excepted *T B. MT. GJM.IS, EDITOR ANn PROPRIETOR, At MVe>.. Mala Street, KlehmeHd, Va The JOURNAL 1* served by th* carrier* toll elr •sorlber* lv the City it Firtv Cihts pia Mouth. Single copies ln wrapper* Thru Ciivts. Paici fob Maiuivo. —Three months $1 76; nf* month. tS 00; ona year to 00 rh« WPEKLY JOURNAL will be milled to lob- Hribers three month! for seventy-fir* cent*; six months, tl 00: on* ye»r, ti 00. A MURK Mir. NTS. T} IOHMOND THEATRE. FOR ONR WEEK ONLY, COMMENCING MONDAY, JANUARY 50,1871. The famous, original, and only LA RUE'S CARNIVAL MINSTRELS. BRASS BAND AND BURLESQUE OPERA TROUPE. Twenty distinguished artists, chief among whom aro the Great Rlcardo, tho only male prima donna in the world, with a pure soprani vofco ; Dick Pirker, champion banjoist, ond man and comedian; Billy Reeve, the greatest representation of the plantation darkey living ; Ilugh Hamuli, tho best ballad singer in the United States; Linghlin and Murrey, donble clog and song and dance artists. ADMISSION-SI, 75, r.O, 35, and 25 cenls. Belts can be secured at West & Johnston's bookstore, Main street Ja 24—If ROLLER-SKATING AT ASSEMBLY HALL, on Eighth street, near corner of Franklin. This magnificent new hall haa been arranged In every respect with regard to the comfort of visitors. Chairs have been placed ail around the room on a raised platform. Tho hall will be well heated, and two rooms havo been fixed up as cloak and skate rooms—one for ladle., the other for gentlemen. A , erven I woman will ttend on the IrWM to flu on their skates ir. d tak. ~.r-~e of their '-Tappings, Ao. Theiegi. . i_<> - iMiorssatiri* Idli i,.i xuks llAY, THI. it..l ,-.ATURIIA V _i 'hTft«tß o'clock, and MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, at 4 o'clock. ADMISSION, with the privilego of using Skates : For all persons over I.' .earn of age, 50 cents for sin. §le tickets. A package of 12 tickets, t3 OU. Chil ren, 25 cents. At tho Afternoon Assemblies Ladles will only be charged 25 cents. MUSIC at night assemblies. ja 24—lw TJ IOTIMOND THBATRE. THE GREAT CARD OF IHE SEASON. SIX NIGHTS ONLY. BEGINNING MONDAY, January 23. Tho Queen £tar of the South, aud the eminent Comedian, ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS, who will appear during the week, supported by a FIRST-CLASS COMPANY, in thoso Grand Drawee in which they have estab. liehed a world-wide fame as the FIRST OF AMERICAN STARS ! TRODDEN DOWN, or Under Two Flag*. KATHLEEN MAVOUUNEFN, or Under Ihe Spell. KATIE DAKLING, or Put Yourself in Her Place. SET IN GOLD, or The One Bright Spet. MOLLIE DAWN, the Rose of Klllarney. HIDDEN HAND, or Old Virginia as it was. Seat* secured for any night in advance, at West & Johnston's Bookstore, Main Street. Prices $1, 75, GO, 35 and 25 cents. Ja 21—6t FOR. REST. rpWO LARGE lilt It'll HOUSES TO RENT. *Sjj| J. One on Leigh, near to Adaniß street, ecu- ___ taining tou rooms; ouo on Adams, near Leigh street, containing eleven rooms—buiit on tho Philadelphia plan, and never occupied since being built; iv nice order, with gas and water. Accommodations for ravriago, horse, and cow. Apply to no 21—ts GRUBBS A WILLIAMS. DflUG* ANJB MEDICINES. t Vagner * 00, wholesale and retail druggists, respectfully announce that they have romoved to their new aud spacious store, (diagonally opposite the old Btand.) south west corner Sixtn and Broad streets, and offer for sale at lowest market rates, a fall and complete stock nf DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS, GLASS, Ac. Buying only of first-class importing and manufacturing houses, we cat. guaranteo satis faction in price, purity aud quality of goods. Orders shipped promptly. L. WAONER, ja 12— ta JOS. N. WILLIS. '' WANTS. -yjrr ANTED— > with a capital Of $250 or $300, in a NEW and WELL-PAYING BUSINESS. For further information apply to the OFFICE of this paper. Ja2l—ts WANTED TO RENT, for four months from Feb ruary Ist, proximo, the vrholo or half of a FURNISHED HOUSE in the cilv. LEWIS I. HIGBY, Office, corner Tenth aud Bank streets, up stairs. P. O. box 172. j* 17—tf liOItTMbIIUAI.. RICHMOND NURSERIES, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, FRANKLIN DAVIS * CO, Proprietors. Wo offer for the Fall and Spring Trade the largest collection of FRUIT TREES, YIN £B, Ac, ever grown la the Southern States, consisting in part of 2,000,000 TREES, embracing all the choicest varie ties of Iruils adapted especially to the South. 1,000,000 VINES, consisting of every variety of small fruits. **a|* Send for catalogues, enclosing postage stamps 00 IS—om DYE HOUSE. lO OUTHKRN BTEAM DYE HOUSE. A NEW FRENCH DYE HOUSE has been optneii in this city, where Ladies and Gen tlemeu can have their GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, DYED AND CLEANED, and delivered iv twenty-four hours notice D. H. BLASCOW, French Dyer, Ja 21—ly. 311 Broad Street, near Third. MEDICAL,. BRIDAL CHAMBER. Eaiayg for Young Men, on groat SOCIAL EVILS aud ABUSES, whirh interfere with MAR RIAGE—with sure meuni of relief for the erring and unfortunate, diseased and dobilitatou. Sent free of charge, in sealed envelopes. Addreas, HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2, S Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa. ja 16—3 m BUTLER'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE is not a thing of yesterday, got up to gull the unwary and pur money In the pocket, ol the proprietor, It bus stood the test of time. Having boen ia the market over thirty years. Its very name will recoil to many who are now th* respected heads of families, the halycon days of their youth, with all its joys and sorrows; it is still the same; fnfallablo in its operation; a specific reme dy for youthful indiscretion and folly; a true friend. It is for sale by all druggists. Price, $1 per bottle. do 14—ly /-\FFICE 1441 FRANKLIN STREET. If your Horse is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN. If your Cow is sick —Bend for DR. FREEMAN. If your Dog is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN, the only Veterinary Surgeon in the city. 4_f Beware of uueducated Quacks and ImpOßters whose assumption is ignorance and practice fraud. .1. R. FREEMAN, V. S, and Member of the Rojal College of Veterinary Sur geons, Louduu. o\9,A slate lift on the office door and at Mr. Clarke's stable fur orders—which will ho promptly attended to. ja 3—lm MUSIC, &c. MUSIC! MUSIC I JOHN MARSH, No. 818 Mais Btbmt, No longor of the linn of Marsh A Pollock, is now prepired to serve his friends and the public gene rally in SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE of every description 1 respectfully solicit a call at my new establish ment. JOHN MAKBU, no 12-1 y 918 Malu St, bet. Ninth and Tenth. TOBACCO, TJIXOBLBIOR TOBACCO WORKS, BT»» SfRKT, BITWim SIXTD AHn HkVK.NJH, RICHMOND, VA. CHOICE hMOKINU aud FIG and TWIST CHEW ING TOBACCO supplied to tbe trade on tho most reasonable rates r.r bo found in this market. Jal3—lm JAB. SWEJJNET, dwninjj ftatc -jauvnal The Chnrch Around the Corner,, If over there was a man really hooted 0 at and kicked by the Great American Public, surely that man was tho Rev. Mr. n Sabine, of New York, for refusing to per ' form the burial rites over poor George f Holland, simply because the latter was an " actor. "The Little Church 'Round tbe c Corner" will long be remembered. The J daily press handled tho distressed Sabine "without gloves," and now tho illustrated press have taken it up, representing him, 8 in his I-am-liolier-tiian-thou attitude, mo i. tioning the coffin Wrers to 'The Little J Church 'Round tho Corner." This imme -6 diately following the funeral. And now a there aro benefits taking place everywhere, '.' and this gives occasion for rem- >1 scor- J 'ngs of the distressed Sabifce. She New York Standard, v slicing one in that city '. on Friday night, pitches into tho reverend ' gentleman in quito a ferocious style, of which tho following is given as a sample : " Have the recent records of tbe pulpit been so pure that any priest can afford to wrap his virtue up in churlishness, and cloak his morals iv austerity ? Wo trow not. At the same time it is well to reflect that ono harsh lesson sometimes lasts a t lifetime to him who learns it. Mr. Sabino is comparatively a young man. True, he , is old enough to have knowu better. But he did not know better. There is no doubt about that. Let him, by all means, have credit for his stupidity. It is easier to for give his being so little of a Christian, when one reflects that he was so much of an ass. We are ftoro charitable than to believe he will always remain one. To become a prig is not a difficult matter with many pious people. It comes naturally onough. : The ears of religious self-conceit incline of ■ their own accord toward donkeydom. But to remain a prig, after one's priggishness has been hoofed at and spat upon by the world, requires an amount of moral cour age which we would faiu believe Mr. Sabine to possess as a compensation for his lack of common sense. No. Tho change will come some day." Ml — The Atlantic Monthly, for February (Boston : James 11. Osgood & Co.) con tains The Origins of Folk Lore ; To Fan ny (poetry,) by W. D. O'Connor ; The Friend of My Youth, by T. B. Aldrich ; Our Eyes, aud How to Take Care of Them, second paper, by 11. W. Williams, M. D.; Kate Beaumont, by J. W. DeForest (con tinued ;) A Chapter of Modern Astrology, by W. L. Stow; The Story of a Famous Book (Franklin's Autobiography,) by S. A. Green ; Castilian Days, by John Hay ; Kittery Annie's Dream (poetry,) by Celia Thaxter ; The Red' Hand, by W. M. Ba ker, of Zanesville ; American Life in France, by M. L. P. ; Wanted—an Heir by E, F. Terry ; Our Whispering Gallery (Mr. Fields' very interesting paper on Hawthorno;) Recent Literature. We the Atlantic, and always wel como its cheerful face as it makes its monthly visit to our sanctum, well know ing the rich and rare entertainment in store for us, after the trials of the day aro over, and tho copy-compelling voice of the "devil" is hushed. ~, — A correspondent, writing from Staun ton, Virginia, calls our attention to the fact that the Baltimore Democracy destroyed a ballot-box at one of their own primary olections recently, and tuggests that they are practicing to keep their hands in by breaking their own boxes, that they may be tbe more expert iv breaking those con taining Republican majorities when actual elections take place. It is a Spartan idea. The Lacedemonians, to mako their children cunning and expert in the art of war, en couraged them to waylay and rob their own countrymen. It was a thievish cus tom, almost as bad as breaking a ballot box, and profiting by the crime, —which is exactly the case with our present City Council. The Norfolk Journal asks the Alex andria Gazelle, which has been upholding tho virtues of the mad-stone, why it doesn't apply the stone to its own case. Don't bo so personal, or you might both get mad and go to throwing stones. Re late to him, Mr. Gazette, that anecdote "Mr. Lincoln used to toll with so much gusto," about the man who lived in a glass bouse. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, writing from Knoxville, Ten nessee, recently, closes his letter as fol lows : " It not unfrequontly happens now that in a casual business group ou tho streets, or in tho counting house in Knoxville, evory ono is a Northern man. And it may be added that a Northern man can also expect, from the largest ami constantly growing larger class of our native born citizens, a kindly and cordial welcome. The term 'carpet-bagger' is going out of use, except as a jest of the bygone times ; here, whatever it may be in other parts of the South. It has beeu found that carpet bags are sometimes capacious enough to bold mills, railroads, factories and forges.' 1 «*. » ■ Hoa in a Ball Room.—At tho party given by some gentlemen on the night of the 13th instant, at Brenlsville, whilo the musicians were at supper and the dancers ' enj i) ing a promenade around the room, a ' large hog, probably attracted by tho music he had heard and wishing to participate in the festivities,dashed iuto the ball room aud '• began circling arsuiid, accompanying his : dance by squealing most unmusically. The ' ladies, in an instant, were on beuches, chairs, or anything that offered a refuge ' from his hogship, aud for a few moments ho had it all to himself. At length, how ever, by the application of boots, sticks, etc., he was persuaded to leave, aud quiet ! was restored.— Manassas Gazette, 2lst. This is so common an occurrence wo are . •upiised that it should have boon considered i worthy of a paragraph. t The "on to Richmond movement by the Fredericksburg route, which ii now being so strenuously opposed by the com bined forces of Moncuro Robinson, Piter V. Daniel, and John W. Garrett, wo be lieve will be successful, iv spito of r.ll the trategy and tactics of the unholy alliance brrued for the ruin of this city. "One ntercstc.l," who seems to be a stockholder n tho Fredericksburg road, in tho Whig of esterday, makos some interesting dis losures, and propounds one or two very uarching interrogatories to tho President nd Directors of that obstructive corpora ion. For instance, he says, in speakiug f the road in which he is interested, and ddressing Mr. Daniel: The company over which you preside was no of the lirnt, if not the first railroad compa v of any importance organized in the State, n order to secure tho construction of the road, iflculiar inducements were held out to Stock holders, and important rights guaranteri. It is, without doubt, the best road in ths State, and, in its long career, it t>an boast of fewer casualties than any other. A large portion of the stock is held by private citizens of Virgin ia, who wero induced to subscribe by tho pri vileges and immunities held out by its charter. There eeems, however, to have been some most unfortunate business transactions by the direc tory of the company at various times, which, to stockholders who are oot favored with a "peep behind the scenes," are utterly Inexpli cable—some, indeed, which have never como to the knowledge of those by whom the direc tory was sppointed, except by accident. it appears from the published report of the recent investigation before a committee of the Legislature, that some company had offered to take the road and equipments, pay tbe debts and guarantee forever to the stockholders seven per cent, on their stock. If this be so, he desires to know why tho stockholders were not informed of tho fact, that they might have voted on so favorable a proposition, stating that he knew of n very large stockholder who would have gladly and joyfully accepted We will tell "One Interested" why it was kept a secret from the stockholders. Mr. Moncure Robinson, who controls the Bay Lino steamers between Baltimore j aad Norfolk, and is interested in that monopoly—tho Seaboard and Roanoke railroad—has also a controlling voice In tho directory of the Richmond, Fredericks- I burg and Potomac railroad, and as it is of tho highest importance to the success of tho Bay Lino and Seaboard road, that there Bhonld be no other direct lino of communication, or at least no shorter or quicker one, Mr. Robinson used his power and influence to pervert the connection of Richmond and Washington by the all-rail line. And so long as he can prevent it, we will be deprived of direct commueiea- I tion with the North, and the trade and I travel from and to tho South, which would pass through Richmond, and in tho near future stop here, will be lost to us, —aud go North by the way of Norfolk and Mr. Moncure Robinson's Bay Line. But theso gentlemen will soon find that I they haven't "the world in a sling." The General Assembly will act- wisely and justly in the matter, and while it will do nothing to injure any other portion of the I State, it will not deny to much abused and neglected Richmond the right to this direct line of communication between the North and the South, to which she is fully eati- The same writer wo have quoted above It is feared that tbe same blind policy which was pursued with reference to the extension of i the Central road from the Junction to Rich mond, which would have been prevented by a spirit of compromise, and which would have secured millions of dollars to our compaay, is now being adopted by your directory in regard to Northern connections. It the writer is laboring under a misapprehension in regard to these matters, It will be very gratifying to many stockholders to be apprised of tbe fact. In conclusion, ho would respectfully suggest to the directory to call a meeting of tho com pany to consider any proposition which the Pennsylvania Central railroad company has to make to secure vi an unbroken line 10 Wash ington, independent of the ruinous boat That is sound sense, uud the proposition is entirely reasonable. We shall rejoice if a compromise that will be satisfactory to all iutorests can ba effected, for all we desire is tha diroct, all-rail line to Wash- I Ington, and wo caro very little how or by I whom the connection is perfected. A. B. Bacon, of New Orleans, long I connected with the press of that city, died on the 11th instant, of congestion of tho I brain, in his 53d year. lie was formerly attached to tho Picayune, and introduced tho cultivation of tho ramie plant into Louisiana. .*> To the Editor of the State Journal : I have been informed by a colored man that my name has appeared iv the National Virginian. When I asked him what pap that wag, ho said, "Don't you know Why, Mr. Porter's aud Mr. Humphre 's paper." What did he mean ?' What tho National Virginian t Whoso is i Where is it ? What is it ? Won't yo advertise it ? Myeu Anoei,, Jb. [No, thank you. Inquire of Liodse (th* local editor), or of Uembold's Extra of Buchu, New York city. J ■•» To the Editor of the State Journal: Who was the Republican member of tie Legislature of Virginia, recently on a vis to Washington, that abused and vllifiei tbe Republican party of this State, am was asked member of Congress if ie was not elected by Republicans as sue , and what kind of Republican was he ?— and who was the member that told hi thut it was not a matter of surpiisu tiu party did not succeed if he was a Repu i lican, and that it ought nut? . — Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., the novelist, wh moved from Norwich to East Bosto Mass ,iv ISOB, became vory intempora I after his arrival thero, and was linal ' tent to the house of correction. lie ba now entirely recovered, and is lecturing on temperance. To the Editor of the State Journal: As Goochland is considered a place from which it is very difficult to obtain any kind of news or information, I will take it upon myself to furnish yon with a brief synopsis of some of the most important events which have transpired in this coun ty within the past week. Our ceiunty court, Judge Leake persiding, commenced iv regular monthly term to-day, when our recently-elected sheriff entered upon the discharge of his official duties, much to tho regret and discomfort of the respecta ble citizens of this county, to whom bis extreme radicalism is somewhat distasteful The first case which engaged the atten tion of the court, was that of the Com monwealth versus Bob Johnson, for bur glary ; a jury was empannelled to try his case, consisting of men of Jii* own color, which was indeed a.novel spectacle to the Tho prisoner waß arraigned, pieade.l not guilty, aud his trial entered into, with Bauks and Tutwiler for tho defence, and John N. Davis for the Commonwealth. Then came the evidence on the part of the , prosecution, which was perfectly conclu sive as to the guilt of the accused beyond the shadow of a doubt. There being no evidence on tbe part of the defence, the argument was commenced, which, beiig concluded, without signal ability on eitler side, tho caso was given to the jury, wlo, after a brief retireraont, rendered a vordict of not guilty ; which was entirely contrary to the law and evidence, and tended to confirm the opinion, already prevalent among tho Conservatives, that the violated majesty of tho law will never be vindica ted when a colored criminal is tried by a Our court-houso was densely thronged wilh our newly enfranchised citizens, all oager aspirants to the great boon of filliug the jury-oox, which they seem to regard as the highest prerogative of a freeman. The next case of importance on the criminal docket is the great political persecution case of John N. Davis, who was elected prosecuting attorney for this county on ths Republican ticket. The case has acquired great celebrity, and created unbounded in terest in this aud adjoiuiug counties. Ths defendant is represented by Messrs. Holla day, Cosby and Tutwiler, who williugly tendered their professional services to tho accused, believing the charge of perjury, which has been preferred against him by the political enthusiasts of this county, to I bo utterly unfounded, aud which is gen- I erally believed by all classes of our citizens to have originated out of the great political excitement which reigns to an unproce- I 1 dented extent in this county. Tbe case being called, tho counsel for the defendant asked for a change of the venue ou account j of the great prejudice against the accused. After considerable discussion as to the pro priety of removing the cause, the judge finally consented to allow it to be carried to Louisa, where, it is to bo hoped, the victim of political oppression and injustice may have the benc-fit of a fair hearing and Goochland may be justly termed the seat of political intolerance, for if there is one thing the Conservatives are united in, it is in tho denunciation of Republicanism.— k Their speakers seem to take especial de light in proclaiming it from their stands that there is not one honest or respectable mau in the Republican party of this State, and all the time pretend to be pursuing a conciliatory policy. If this is calculated to reconcile our political differences, I can- I not see it. I know that since I allied my self to the Republican party, the Coneerva j fives have resorted to every insidious ] subterfuge which human thought can ] deviso to Injure me at the bar of public opinion. But I feel certain that such a course of conduct will eventually weaken their cause, for it is already beginning to stamp upon itself tho indelliblo stigma of —i , Impudent Assumption of Power. To tho Eilitor of the Slate Journal: Wo understand that a few persons, j headed by Aunty Joo Humphreys, have been.assuming to act as an executive com mittee of the Republicans of this district, when, in reality, they have no authority whatever to act as such corumitte£, The real committee is composed of the i'ollow- Johu Robinson, of Amelia, Chairman; Frank Butler, of Cumberland; William I. Manly, of Goochland; A. T. Johnson, of Hanover; S. L. Annable, ol Henrico; William N. Tinsley, of New Kent; Henry Cox, of l'owhatan; R. G. W. Jones, of Charles City; William E. Jenkins, of Chesterfield; and Lindsey, Humphreys, Baily aud Froman, of Richmond city. Nov?, in the name of the Republican party of the Third Congressional District, which is not included in a few persons located in the city of Richmond, but iv the people of the counties and the city—wo protest against the bogus party aforemen tioned assuming to act for the Republican* of tho district. If Mr. Porter insists upon acting with these demagogues, he must do so openly and like a mau, aud not pretend J to act under advisement of the Republicans of his district, when ho kuows that their every act has been repudiated by the peo- Wo understand a meeting of the whole committeo will be called as soon as practi cable, by those members who have not been hitherto consulted. This is a move iv the right direction. Citizen. «*. The Persimmon.—Some of our Northern friends would be surprised if we were to I tell them we have eaten most delightful fiuit, just gathered from tho tree—yes, here in the middle of Jauuary. This is not at present a fashionable fruit. If they were brought all the way from tho West Indies, however, wo venture to say they would be highly appreciated. The per bimmon is, indeed, an excellent fruit, and must some day be carefully cultivated. Whilo walking out tho other evening, espying a persimmon tree, at the risk of being considered unfashionable, we pretty suou found ourself up in the very top of To which the Whig of this city says : Persimmons, in good order, have been The parish of Plaquemiues aud the town of that name, near New Orleans, are so called from the abundance of persimmons, I that being the Indian name ; and they are ■union at the fruit stands as apples, ;ion of Farmvillo to borrow money for the purpose of erecting a court-house, clerk's jflioo and jail iv said town; to Incorporate tho town of Dublin, in the county of Pulaski; to requite manufacturers of ferti lizers to label their packages with a correct uialysis of the name; au act to authorize the qualified voters of the county of J'liuce l&lward to vote on the question of remov ing the couuty court-houso to tho town of Farmville; for the relief of C. li. Gardner, administrator of \V. H. Ragan and Stephen Childress and others ; to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the Harri sonburg aud Covington railroad company ; to amend an act iv relation to the boatd of supervisors. House joint resolution authorizing the committee for public institutions of the Senate, and the committee of asylums and prisons of the House, to advertise fur and receive proposals for a site upon which to re-build tho Slate penitentiary, aud to re port to tint wo Houses upon tho same wtg read twice aud referred. The following Senate bills were reported ; To amend the act prescribing the times for the holding of '.ho terms-of the circuit courts of the State, and authorizing the county of Augusta to subscribe to tho jiock of the Valley railroad company, and of the Shenandoah Valley railroad com- In tho House a bill to amend the act to Incorporate the trustees of the Glebe fund of Lancaster county, was reported. Bie committee on schools and colleges, rted two bills "to provido a system for ie free schools in cities," and repeal 66 of the act to establish and main tain a uniform system of public free schools, with a request that they be print ed and then recommitted to them. Agreed Mr. Burgess presented a resolution re questing the committee on counties, cities and towns to report at once the Senate bill : extending the time for the qualification of I clerks and other county officers elect; which was referred. House bill assessing and imposing taxes or 1871, being tho special order, was akeu up. Tho question under considera ion was tho motion of Mr. Woodson, to trike out the section assessing a tax on ample merchauts. After some discussion, he motion to strike out was lost by a vote ot 12 yeas and 75 nays. Tho bill was urther discussed aud amended. Adjemrned. >*i Governor Vance haa declared, in a re cent interview, that if not promply admlt ed to his seat in the Senate, he will resign ' and give an opportunity to the Legislature o ele:t some one of the able men whose (isabilities luvo been removed. Last Thursday Mr. A. F. Dußard left Columbia, South Carolina, for his home, nd shortly afterwards his body, pierced Mils, was found about six miles from ty. Valuables were missing from rson, and it is supposed he was as issinated by robbers. i Robert M. Boyers died at Gallatin, 'ennessee, tho other day. He was the nly survivor of the original members of umberland Lodge of P. and A. Masons, I f Nashville, tho first organized west of I 10 mountains, and, also, the last survivor F the first Grand Lodge of Teqm k was a Masou before 1812. It is said that the invention of the cele irated Fronch combination gun, is the I work of a poor genius from Nicholas I ouuty, West Virginia, who, too poor to >ay the expenses of a patent, sold his ecret for $75 to a Frenchman iv Rich mond during the war. In Mobile lately a man challenged anoth r for mistaking him for a negro. The joke that tho challenged man i 3 much darker ichalleuger, and has been suspect ing negro blood in his veins. But sable to a sable eyo. ?ru railroad compauies in difflr !B owo for railroad materials and tock, purchased on credit after tho xi of hostilities, nearly five mil lollars. lid that six thousand people iv ■ ere afflicted with the yellow lever me during the month of Sep tfettie Houston, of Texas, youngest • of the late General Sam Houston, lisville on a visit to her relation*. SHIPPING. NEW YORK, i DOMINION STEAMSHIP wf! 33r> f'S elegant side-wheel SsasMflufißi IK AAC BELL, Ciptain lllak hian will tear* ,at Rocketts on FRIDAY, January 37th, It A. M. recoived until b P. M. Thursday, p Tickets £0 06 'ht or passage, apply to JOHN W. WYATT, Agent, No. 3 Governor street. E W YORK. «-_~jj£av IGIKIA STEAMSHIP and COMPANY'S elegant steam t»«NHH*M> IGE B. UPTON, Captain Roueets, will I ibarr at itocketta on TUESDAY, January P. M. Freight roceived until 4P. M. i tickets, 18 10 I :ht or passage, apply to DAVID J. BURR. President. No. 1214 Main .treet. BOUiHEIIN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE c Benefit of the Widows and Orphans of I m States. TION No. 138. Evening Jill. 83. ', 6, 26, 43, 10, 08, 40, 69, 19, 66, 68. ITION No. 139. Morning lan. 24. !2, 46, *8, 29, 12, 14, 63, U, 21, 30, 40. my hand, at IlichtnonJ, Va., this 24h day r. 1871. IS 4 CO., C.Q.TOMPKINS, Managei-8. Commissioner. ICATES OF RAFFLE can he purchased W. I. DABNKY, at the Branch office, No. i street, one door from Main. ~ • "" itrlct Court of the United States for thi of Virginia. matter of John M. Clark, bankrupt— In .it May Concern:—The undersigned, Jac b j Richmond city, Virginia, ■uureby gives I lis appointment as assignee of the estate I Clark, of Fluvauna county, Virginia, in :t, who was, ou the 6th day of December, ged a bankrupt on Lis own petition by Hie irt of said district. chmond, Jau. 2-ltb, 1871. . iiw J ACOB COU.V, Assignee. A N OFI'ICE TO LET. HANDSOME DESK,SOFA, /V UIVAN, TABLE, I.KTCkR PRESS, CHAIRS, Police Court. — Tho following cane* were disposed of by Police Justice While this morning: Poney Haines and Lewis Davis, charged ith breaking Into the dwelling-house of Mrs. .H. Woltz, on corner of Clay and Eighth treets, with intent to commit a larceny. Case ontinued until tomorrow. Charity Randolph, colored, charged with aving in her possession a bed-quilt, the pro« erty of Mary Ann Doherty, was discharged. Christopher Deane, colored, charged with lowing a horn on a canal boat in tbe Basin at uch an outrageous rate as to disturb the poo le in the neighborhood, was let off. Artemus Johnson, colored, for assaulting "d heating Rebecca Fleming, was fined $3. Thomas Dolan was charged with making an nlawful investigation into tbe pockets ol Wm. Bolton, and finding (herein and taking lossersion of thirteen dollars. The prosecutor n the case charged that Doian knew tbe fund* ere not Inst. Tim Sullivan was charged with ding Dolan in misappropriating the funds. eld to be called for by the Hanover authori es, the ofl'unoe having been perpetrated here. r Charles Isaacs was charged with breaking pieces a cart on tho public highway, the iroperty of Henry Mitchell, at tho risk of the c ot the boy driving said horse and vehicle taehed. Case dismissed for want of jnrisdic t on, the offence having been committed more an a mile outside the city limits. Nick Berry was charged with getting from iza Heed, under false pretenses, $100 In cnr ncy and $90 in gold and silver coin. Berry as also charged by the plaintiff in the case, th stealing a trunk from her and threatening ber complaining thereof, to let out her wels with a cheese knile. He was dis arged. The Mails.—The following changes at ijflicc, in the arrival and departure of % on and after January 'J2d, 1871, n made : m mail close 11:45 A. M., instoad of m mail (via Petersburg) arrive 13:45 stead of 11:15 A. M. m mail close 1:30 P. M., instead of .. c railroad; arrive 12:45 P. M., in :3o P. il., instead of 1:50 P. M. ction from the "star " boxes will be 1 A. M., to conform to tbe change of losing the Northern mail. Sales.— Hhtn-koe Warehouse has i a place of interest to our business y, it being the place for the sale of tobacco. Every morning tbe space is filled by the small farmers with a, wagons, and mule-carts, containing r to three hundred pounds of the bis is removed from tho "carry-all" d in separate lots, labeled, and made ■ the auction to take place at 10 Besides the article of tobacco, these irts often bring in butter, eggs, fowl, I 4c, which the heads of families in c are not slow to buy, being much 1 ban they can be bought for in the I aces. Altogether, these gatherings I interesting, and furnish much food meat to tho curious observer. Hotel. —Are we or not to have a I built on the site of tbe old Spots iV'e hear of several enterprises in this no mention of the Spotswood. The ors of tbe buildings in front of the i, belonging to Mr. Franklin Steams, s it, are shortly to. bo remodled and for hotel purposes; an* Co I. Norvel . enterprising and enerjttic manager igueuot Springs last summer, and at inducting the Arlington House, is to tel at the corner of Twelfth and Main bout the first of March. He will the Xorth in a short time for the fur cessary, which is to be of the most id recherche stylo. '.neral Tax Bill.—Tnc t past has been hammering, away on lid constitute the items of tbe "Gene ill," and it has gotten, as yet, half gh the herculean labor which it pro «*U when it grappled this biennial i'he eloquence and financial acumen I been aired during the last week on I would not comfortably fill more k measure, though it has cost the greenbacks more than $10,000,—far will, by any possibility, be saved by the co,tones* or financial skill of lulator of the bill which is still un itoa* and is likely to remain so this es yesterday Mr. Southall of Notta nted a bill providing for the divorce ora E. Jones from her husband, A. i ill of tbe same county. She states as married to Jones in 18C7, and that time to October 17th, 18G8, ho treat elly. Then he murdered her father rrested and indicted for the crime. 1, however, and has never been re- She asks the aid of the Legislature o courts cannot afford her tho relief of Ex-Sheriff Hutchcson.—Mr. Zutcheson, of'ilenrico county, well the people of Richmond and vicinity ong connection with the sheriffalty ' and Henrico county, died yesterday ln 1851 he was elected sheriff of innty, and held that position to tbe I le war, when he applied himself to al pursuits. He was conspicuous official career for energy, firmness ly to duty. His funeral will take lorrow, at twelve o'clock, from tbe ist church. i at Social Gatherings. —Rich- I not been specially distinguished thia tbe number or largeness of her sooial i. As this, however, is the time of hen such things should most abound, for "society young gentlemen" to t>it of advice which John G. Saxe em: ;to parties, just mind what you're at, I your head, and take care of your hat, md that a favorite son of your mother to in the one and a brink in tho other." tasqverade Ball. —The first giand le ball this season will be given on February, at Virginia ball, under the f theGermania Manner-chnrs. Great ins are beicg made, and a costumer pectcd from Baltimore. The Manner ugh yet in its infancy, is one of the I lur organizations in this city. drians in the City. —Messrs. Geo. and Francis S. Smith, Br,, are in a attendance ou the United States i Messrs. John B. Smoot, C. F. Tut noni Wheat, of tho council of that tplaln to tho Legislature the altera* propose to the present charter of ent city. Tobacco Inspector Appointed. — Alfred Pleasnnton, Commissioner I Revenue, has appointed Captain C. Cook, an Inspector of tobacco, ugars, for the 3rd internal Revenue Virginia, which Includes this city, k received this appointment on the Bunt' Birth Day. —To-morrow wi 1 Y_\ tho eighty-first anniversary of the birth day of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet. The event will bo celebrated in many cities of this coun try. Burns has friends all over tbe world and his name and fame will bo as enduring as tbe hills and heather of his native land. The Pe tersburg Caledonian society will be especially I jubilant to-morrow night. Fire.— The alarm »f lire last night, at half-put six o'clock, was from box 17, and waa caused by tho burning of tho roof of the houso Ki.hn Bock, colored, located on the corner iret and Charily streets. Damage slight. ' Advertisements will be inserted in the XYSNItfI JOURNAL at the following rate*: One square, ou* $ 7. One square, two in«enr->n „, 1 4* One square, three Insertions I 7* One square, six insertions ~' 809 One (quire, twelv* insertions , 1 60 One square, one month m 10 QO - One square, two month. mqq One square, three months _f, For quarterly and yearly Alverti... ra specie.! arrangements will he made. f^^^"»»»"™«»ira*a»*»»»»»«MMaa«*Mm»»i**i The Theatre.— Tho weather was very disagreeable last night, and consequently th* houia was not so good as it otherwise would g have been. Nevertheless, there was a very j, respectatn> audience to greet the Kichmond favorites, Ross and Harry Watkins, and the j Washington oompany. The play of "Trodden ,_ Down, or Under Two Flags," is founded on a a story of tho Irish rebellion of '9fl, and tli* c "Two Flag" part af it refers to the fact that Fergos McCarthy, who fought in the rebellion h in Ireland, escaped to America, and, aft.rr , lighting under the American Sag in 1812, r» tamed home, was denounced, tried, and sea h fenced to bo hanged, but was- finally gavrd t through the friendly offices of the Americnn . minister. There were some sentiments about "rebel.i" j and "traitors," which were of course warmly applaaded. Patriotic sentiment is the soul of „ tho melo-drama,—and if people will apply err t tain passages to analagous oases, it Is not the j fault of the drama or the actor. If there w.t* r much the Confederates thought appropriate to , their situation, the loyal American waa fully j compensated by the frequent tributes of admi , ration to the whole country, its flag and gl> rious institntiona. . j Mr. and Mrs. Watkins were in splendid spirits, and played as well as we have ever se.rn r them. Her voios has grown richer and stron s ger, but we see no traces of time on her still j fresh and fair face. She is the same Mij, > Charles Howard nf our youthful memories. The happy ending of the play was reoeivxl 5 with the most rapturous delight by the aj dience, and when the curtain fell Mr. and Mia, , W. wore called out, and, of course, Fergos . made a speech in which bis rich brogue provod , that he was no counterfeit, but a true son of the old sod. ; Mr. Lawrence, the agent of tho company, 1 who was compelled to take the part of Robert O'Hara, owing to the indisposition of th* fentlemen cast for that character, acquitted imself well; md Mr. John Wilson playedyth* t villain Wolfe bo to the life, that some of th* f audience, thinking it real, wanted to "go for him." Mrs. Pierson, whoso face is familiar to us, made a very acceptable Xelly Friery,—but a* for her "brogue"—"every time she openod i her mouth she put her foot in it." The performance was certainly very good f and very entertaining—the best wo have had for a long time—and it promises to continue, tbroughoot the week, to increase in interest. To-night we are to have "Kathleen Mavour neen ; or, Under the Spell," another beautiful . Irish play, written expressly for this talentjd 1 couple. Trolling Assfcialion.— Mr. Daniel P. Ward, former owner of the Falls plantation, who is now in charge of tbe grounds of th* Virginia State Agricultural Society, is en deavoring, with so far good success, to form * Trotting Association, and has procured th* names of quite a number of well-known gentle men who have signilied their desire to become members. Racing appearing to be quite givon up in this region, the object of the Association will, doubtless, be to encourage the propaga tion of the most approved grade of trotting; nags and fast roadsters. There are already in this city and vicinity quite a number of good horses of all grades, and certainly for its size Richmond can boastof as many stylish private and publio turnouts as can be found anywhere else. Dog-carts are common, and other "nob -1 by" and new styles of vehicles have lately come into vogne. The Trotting Association will hold a meeting for organization early in the spring. Mr. Ward already has on the fair groun.l* 1 two excellent horses"in their respective lines-— > Hambletonian, Jr., a trotter, and King Lear, a running horse, sired by Lexington, who acquired great repute by his performances in tho coolest for Ibe "Sequel", stakes at Patter son, a. J. Ancient Records.— The records of Ches terfield county court will he removed during this week from tho old court house to the ncv one in Manchester, the present county seat. These records date from 174!)— one hundred and twenty-one years ago. The first order and deed book are written in the uld black let ter style, so common in that day. It toot about a day to write one page. Among the record* of this court are many interesting documents signed by Lord Botetourt and Other early colo nial governors. Most of the papers of the com t are well preserved. Tke people are crying for a reconstruc tion in our present City Council, and yet \ city representative proposes to the Legislature not only to perpetuate their rule for a year or more longer, but to add possibly by a materi it addition to the number of incompetents who arc now fast running the city into a pecuniary slough of despond. Fuel for the Indigent. —Tne Council committee aro not giving out wood to tbe poe.r now, the supply being nearly exhausted. Several thousand dollars worth of wood hss already been disbursed, and more will be r<« quired if the weather continues as it is at pre. sent. Convicts. —The following convicts we » admitted into the penitentiary this morning : it. Bailey, colored, 3 years for grand larOdny; W. H. H. Coldeu, 2 years for assault with in tent to kill; Jennie Beat'y, white, murder it second degree, 7 years—all Iroia Norfolk. The Courts.— -Tha United States court, Judge Bond, was disposing of civil cases to day. The Court of Appeals of Virginia, lis tened to arguments in tho Lynchburg usury cases. Tobacco Inspector. —Governor Walker lias appointed Colonel T. li. Rice inspector i.f tobacco at Randolph warehouse, Farmville, 0:1 behalf of the owners of said warehouse. By Legislative authority a cite for a new State's prison is to bo advertisod for. Those who cannot afford to go to Sara toga may now find its healing waters nearer home. John W. Uison, corner Main and Third streets, has at his counter a fountain at water from the colebrated Excelsior Spring, which ia kept constantly replenished by frosli supplies direct from Saratoga, from whence it is brought in gas-tight reservoirs lined with pure liloek tin, and is forced out at his counter precisely as it flows from the spring. Dys peptics will find this water precisely adapted to their relief. * THURSTON'S IVOR* PEARL TOOTH POWDER, is strongly r*commonded aa the best deutilric.t known. It cleanses and preserves the teeth, harden* the gums, sweetens the breath ; and, containing nor acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, and can bo used daily with great advantage. Sold by all druggists. Price, 25 and 50 cent, per bottle. JOUVEN'B INODOaoUS KIO GLOVE CLEAN ER.—By its aid gloves can bo quickly and repeated ly cleaned and made equal to new: even when badly soiled they can he readily restored. It ia easy of ap plication and iH perfectly free from any odjr. For sale by druggists and fancy goods dealers. Price, 25 6*o*l a buttle. THOMPSON'S POMADE OPTIME, on a dressing fur tb* Hair is all that is required ; purely vegetable and highly perfumed, it softens, improve* and beau tifies tho Hair, strengthens the roots, and givos it a rich, glossy appeara ice. or sale by'ail druggists Price, ?.5 and 7r> cents por bottle. *»y-DR. HASKELL.—This celebrated physician his taken rooms at the MONUMENTAL HOTEL, wl.ero tlioe. .K-siring his service* will find liioi. He a tho proprietor *nJ vender ef many CELEBRATE!) MIjTHCINES, who one their discovery to Lis iuveu tive genius. Sl« HQVICI. DR. L. COKODON, tbe Indian physician, claims to bave successfully trrated quite a numl-or of patient* iv tbiacity, aud we hear of thoa* who testify to the f.icr. It is fortunate that there are many physicians with different syitems of practice for the cure of al:iiou endless disejiH-s. Tn* Doctor is confident of the merits of his mode of treating tho sick, and Invites those affile*** to t--.iii.-uli him and judge for themselves of h's ability to cure. He rau.be found at his oiltce iv Manchester, next to tho po«t-oflloe, aad i..a> b* "iuittriewed" during the day or evea lug.