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POBLIBHBO DAlliT—(Sundays Excepted
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.
The famous, original, and only
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
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
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
January 23.
Tho Queen £tar of the South, aud the eminent
who will appear during the week, supported by a
in thoso Grand Drawee in which they have estab.
liehed a world-wide fame as the
TRODDEN DOWN, or Under Two Flag*.
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
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
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,
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.
ja 12— ta JOS. N. WILLIS.
-yjrr ANTED—
> with a capital Of $250 or $300,
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.
Office, corner Tenth aud Bank streets, up stairs. P.
O. box 172. j* 17—tf
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
1,000,000 VINES, consisting of every variety of small
**a|* Send for catalogues, enclosing postage stamps
00 IS—om
has been optneii in this city, where Ladies and Gen
tlemeu can have their
and delivered iv twenty-four hours notice
D. H. BLASCOW, French Dyer,
Ja 21—ly. 311 Broad Street, near Third.
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
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
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.
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
of every description
1 respectfully solicit a call at my new establish
no 12-1 y 918 Malu St, bet. Ninth and Tenth.
ING TOBACCO supplied to tbe trade on tho most
reasonable rates r.r bo found in this market.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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*.
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
No. 3 Governor street.
E W YORK. «-_~jj£av
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.
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.
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.
Police Court. — Tho following cane*
were disposed of by Police Justice While this
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
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
;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.
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
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.
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
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. *
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.
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.
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

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