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Th* Qu*on Star of tho South, and th* eminent Comedian, ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS, who will appear during the week, supported by a FIRST-CLASS COMPANY, In thoa* Grand Dramas in which Ihey hay* ual Halted a world-wide fanio as the FIRST OF AMERICAN STARS I TRODDEN DOWN, or Under Two Flags. KATHLEEN MAVOURNERN, or Under tha Spell. KATIE DAIILING, or Put Yourself lv Hlr P!*c*. SET IN GOLD, or The One Bright Sp»t. MOl.ll X BAWN, the Rose of Klllarney. HIDDEN HAND, or Old Virginia as it wa*. Seat* aecure.l for any night in advance, at West k Johnaton's Bookstora, Main Streot. Priccall, 75, 60, 36 and 25 ceut*. ja 21—it amo medicines. j' WAGNER - CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS, r«*pectfiilly annouuee that they have romoved to their new and apacious store, (diagoually oppoaite the old atand.) south west corner Sixth and Broad atreets, and offer lor eale at lowest market rate*, a fall and complete stock of DRUUS. MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, DRUGGIST'S SUNDRIES, OILS, GLASS, -0. 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Eisaya for Young Men, on great SOCIAL RVlLßand ABUSES, wub-h interfere with MAR RIAGE—with sure means of relief for the erriug and unfortuuate, diseased and debilitated. Sent ire* of charge, in sealed envelopes. Address, HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2,3 Ninth straut, Philadelphia, p, • ja 16—3 m SUFFICE 1441 FEANKUN STREET. If your Horae is Bick—send for DR. FREEMAN. ) If your Cow Is elck—send for DR. FREEMAN. I If your Dog ia sick—aend lor DR. FREEMAN, the only Veterinary Surgeon in the cily. 4_f Beware of uneducated Quacks and Imposlers whose assumption ia ignorance and practice fraud. J. tt. FRLBMAN, V. S., and Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Bur geons, London. «_, A slato left on the office door and at Mr. Clarke's stable for orders—which will be promptly attended to ja .I—l ni ~ MUSIC, Ate, Yjnugiof"" ~~__dsT6T' " music i JOHN MARSH, i No. SIS Mun Stum, No longer of the Arm of Marsh 4 Pollock, la now prepared to serve hi* friends and the public gens rally in SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE of every deacription I resnectiully solicit a call at my new establish ment. JOHN MARSH, no 12-ly 018 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth. TOBACCO, TOBACCO WORKS, Btk» Bimit, iwwmk Sixth .sd S-tmt-, RICHMOND, VA. CHOICE BMOKING and FIG and TWIST CHEW ING TOBACCO supplied to the trade ou th* moat reasonable rati* to be found i v thia market. Ti IS—lm JAS gWK-NKT. MUPPINO. T? O R NEW YORK, ,sti-__i* ' ThaOLD DOMIKION 3TEAMSUIP COMPANY'S elegant aide-wheel ttt_S_-M-N-l steamship ISAAC BELL, Captain B_.Kr.Mis will leive her wharf, at Rocketts ou FRIDAY, January 27th. at 7 o'clock A. M. Fr*lght received uutlt 5 P. M. Thursday. 5teerage..!....";....* • • f> J* Round Trip Ticket* 20 °° For freight or passage, apply to JOUN W. WYATT, Ageut, Ja24 —St . No. 3 Governor street. MKIGTIMIs. rpHK WORKINGMEN AND REPUBLICANS of Monroe Ward are re quested to assemble at the DNION HOTEL, on THURSDAY, January idtb 1871, at 7). P. M. Full attendance I* required la hulue** of Importance will bo brought before th* ■Mating. By order of the chairman of MUUaittMi MYER ANGLE, t*\ J* 26—2t Secretary Anti-Klug Republican Party. WOOD <t COAL. II AC IT F. E.IG ad I) STOVE COAL, at $7.60 per ton. B**l • OAK md PINS W0 D at lowest prk«, Sawed aad ** nß ' 3 R. I. BUR_OUGB.II. j.12-1. aora.r Mai. *_«•*«».-._.,... | J* Speaker Tnrner anil tlie Pre**. We were impressed with a vague f-re boding of coming evil, on that memorable evening, when, seated in tho theatre, we beheld Spoaker Zeph. Turner mount the stage to aid tho Davenport brothers in their dark and diabolical deeds. The tying of that weaver's knot has brought us a whole web and woof of woes. Tho Speaker was fully himself before ; but einco boldicg communion with the spirits of darkness iv that awful black cabinet—containing more terrible secrets than evon tbo black bureau of Napoleon lU—things have all gone ■ -- - ith him ar. 1 the State. Who that he secrets of that dreadful prison house disclose, might a tale unfold, whose lightest word would harrow up our young 1 bouls and cause each particular hair to st .r.d on end like quills upon tbe fretful porcupine. A strange fatality Beems to pursue all who meddled with tho ghostly secrets of that cabinet. Even Mr. Keiley met with a very great misfortune soon after—he was made Mayor of Bichmond ! Wirt Harrison is still, to all outward ap nrarances, tho same good-natured cuss; gcloßO observer may discover in bis nts of silent meditation many traces • horrors ef that indiscreet plunge the mysteries of spirit-land—while oung friend Handy, of tho Dispatch, and Mr. Brown, are both altered men, and Captain Willie Caskie no longer draws upon his fancy for custom-house counter feits, since he has soon the real Joseph in regions below. But tho greatest change is noticeable in his bonor, Speaker Turner. At first he did not seem to be much affected, and his friends thought any impression made upon his mind would pass away in time ; but wo fear he has been left 100 much to Id in brooding over tbo secrets morabla night, aud in the vain > solve the liddle of how the 9 solved his three-fold weaver's is become —confirmed. Ycstcr oko out iv a new place. He c had discovered an inferna jr a wooden horse, or a new amity, in the person of Colone ;er, correspondent of the Lynch blican, and crying— Procul, 0 , profani /—ordered him to bo uter darkness, the press is under the specia of his Satanic Majesty, an< iects bis altars, the voice of tbo act spirit did not prevail. Col er triumphed, and the rights o i Estate — that power bohind tbo -•aler than the throne itself, were aiued by tho majority of th who had never, it is proper w ,ate, indulged in Davenport's met, even if sorao of them do ly tryjhe virtues of Enker' t that the Speaker will get ove k, for really we don't believe anything beyond natura in that t busiuess; but then these North - : /oiks aro so queer. Tbey are j irstitious, and believe in ghosts, "airios, and witches, as honestly refathers did in the days of glo >e they will improve and become j id in their notions, and think ; schools will bring about a rapid r tbe better. Wo have already ion to refer to the barbarous style | they mangle and murder the an- j I established orthoephy of our English—calling the Dispatch's .Po-batan, and his princely daugh :ahontas. That was most horri l we were glad to see that since tely called his attention to it, Turner has yielded to the of the press," and reformed bis cia-shun altogether. In time, he may ccme to learn that the a corrector ot other abuses, and lian of even moro sacred things purity of the English language, spirits in tho Davenports' black F. 11. Platt's Beception.—The ;ton Chronicle, in its report of 's receptions in that city, refers to klrs. J. H. Piatt, wife of tbe Bop ve from the Petersburg district, as , H. Piatt, Jr., received many friend* ual graceful and ladylike style, and ■nd them away without inviting them ke of the good things of life. Her * splendid, and her magnificent dress irown gros grain silk, imperial train, with heavy folds of rich brown velvet y white lace, set off her fine figure to rentage ; her jewels were of rioh coral ry plain gold. The Chronicle has a lady reporter to 'do up " receptions, and we think it a j good idea. They know all about it and an give some interest to tho details. We lave always thought men as much out of place as reporters o; balls, patties, wed iogs and receptions, as they would be in a millinor shop. Every first-class journal bould have a millinery reporter. We me nd to secure the services of one at our earliest convenience. The "little church around the corner," was made tho-subjeet of pulpit discourses, in Baltimore and other cities, Sunday, on which tbe ministers who preached took occasion to condemn the clergyman iv Now York who shirked his duty. Truly the Bey. Mr. Sabine, if that is bis name, "has waked up" and found himself notorious, if not famous. He says not a word, as yet, in answer to the universal outcry against him, fretn clergy and laity. festcd by tho opposition pre*) in the Stntc to do justice to this peiitlnmca, who is workiog so zealously in the interests of his constituents. In referring to his strenu ous efforts to effect a change in the new regulation in regard to Stamping tobacco, which is very burdensome on our people, tho Petersburg Index any a: Tbe letter of Mr. Piatt to Commissioner Pleasanton, which was published in tho Index of _~.sterday, reached us by tele graph and'too late for comment. . It has doubtless been examined by that large class of our citizens who aro directly interested in tbo tobacco trade, as well as by that still larger number whose intercuts are not indeed identified with but are de pendent upon it. Mr. Piatt has been quick to defend this already burdened branch of our industry, and places forcibly and well before the Commissioner the unelessness to tho gov ernment, and tbo harm to the trade, and tho revenue which would accrue from the I proposed regulation. Under the present system, as ha shows, the contonts of cases shipped lo bond for export pass into them under the eye of a revenue officer, who sees the cases have the proper stamps affixed. To stamp S-Cb package bo a useless tax oa tne manufacturer, or open to him a door to fraud ; for unless the cases are opened iv transit the fact of their being stamped or not could not appear. To stamp small packages, as ho truly says, would so seriously increase the bur dens on tho trade as to amount to prohibi tion, and so curtail the revenue, while in flicting a serious wound upon this section I of tho country. It is well known that the proposed change is dictated by a ring of New York manufacturers, who hope to absorb the whole trade. Mr. Piatt has defied them, aud in the struegle he nukes ho has with him the good wishos of hiu district. ■i —.*> The Cuablottesvill» Shooting Af- AIB. —The name of the student nt the University of Virginia, who wantonly shot colored man last Monday, is Arnold. ' 'ho place from whence he camo is not sta ted. Tho Charlottesville Chronicle treated t ie affair as an amusing event, under the aption of "Pvun, Nigger, Buu ;" but the ntelligcnccr, having better information, we iresume, characterizes it as an outrago,J nd says: All of our citizens, and indeed the students the University, agree in condemning thi* ooting as an outrage. We have questionad evoral witnesses, and can find no shadow of xcuse for it, unless the plea of drunkenness* a put in. The violator of our laws should not i* excuse., no matter what his position, his ircutnstances or his condition. We earnestly inpe that the officers of the law will use every ffort to put down and punish such lawlessness, s well for the peace of the community as for tie good of the University. .Lost and Found, After Many Years.—ln June, 1776, Dr. Thomas Walker, of this coun y. who bad been ;His Majestj'a George 111. Colonial Surveyor, while surveying lands in iat part of Virginia, now Kentucky, lost his urvevor's hatchet, marked on tho helve with lis initials, "T. W.," and in hia diary recorded lie loss, which diary is now in the possession f his grand-daughter, Mrs. Wm. 0. Hires. iemo lew yoars ago that hatchet was found, minus the handle, at thn place where, three ourths of a century, it. had been lost; and it waa returned to the late lion. W. C. Hives. 'robably no foot had trod over that tract from he time of the survey till the day nf finding tbe long lost surveyor's hatchot.—'".i.-r'-llas ville Intelligencer. Now, if the little hatchet tho youthful George Washington used in cutting down that cherry tree —about which ha "oould not tell a lio"—should bo found, our State cabinet of relics would bo complete—unless, indeed, there is still hope that the stump of the treo itself may bo discovered. Singular Bicsult of a Fall.—A work man named Jones fell from the Hooeac tunnel, 1,030 feet, at Springfield, Mass., killing himself instantly.— -Exchange. It is very singular that bo should have | I. • ——— road Negotiations on a Guand -It is stated that the negotiations l the Pennsylvania Central and v Jersey Companies, for tho lease New Jersey roads, are proceeding ily as could be expected iv so large ation. The Pennsylvania Central for tbe Camden and Amboy and irsey roads, aud other property be ; to tbe united companies of Now a rental of ten per cent, per annum stock, clear, for 999 years. This is 'as paid by the Pennsylvania Cou i tho Chicago and Fort Wayne, ■ation on which tho lessees made lust ne million of dollars over rent tpenses. If tbis leaso is effected, aod Pennsylvania capitalists also obtain the privilege of constructing a road from Alexandria to Itichmoud, and efl'ei t tho lease of the Union Pacific, as it is said the Teunsylvania Central now proposes, wo shall have a giant corporation exteudiug from Now York to Philadelphia, to Wash ington, to Bichmond, and eventually to Mobile and New Orleans, while in the West it will extend from New York to Chicago, to San Francisco, with lateral branches to St. Louis, and from thero into the heart of Texas. In a Wyoming tavern a mouutain rough, venomously drunk, was practicing with his revolver at various objects in the bar-room. An ox teamster entered, ca-llcd for a drink, and a ball from the rough's pistol shattered tbe glass at his lips. Without a word tbe bull-whacker put. his hand behind his back, levelled it at the ruffian's bead, and remarked as the body dropped Jo the floor, "That d—d scoun drel would havo hurt somebody pretty soon." He then filled another glass and drank tho contents, strode out as dclibo ratoly as he had come iv, aud with "Whop. haw, there," started his oxen up tin road —. — «•* — The boiler iv the Stevenson's saw mill at Indianapolis, Ind., exploded Tuesday killing four men instantly. The cities of Hamburg aud Bremen l.a> celebrated tbe proclamation of William a Emperor. Twenty-five cars, loaded with tea, left San Francisco for Chicago, New York and Boite-n. GHASTLY SCENES ON THE LOIRE— k YOUNG LADIES' nOAIIDINO-SCHfIOL FILLED WITH DEAD AND WOUNDED—NOT A DROT OF WATER IN FOUR DAY-!. •" •"""" f Fr.im tho London Times, Deo. ID.] As tho war i 3 prolonged its horrors in croaso. Tho bitter weather under which we aro shivering in this country woult alone involve a terrible aggravation o misery. In this respect it, in loug since such sufferings havo,been inflicted, even in war. But such horriblo scenes as wer described by "A Military Correspondent are but too probable in such operations a the army of tho Loiro has lately been en gaged in, and it is to bo feared they havo been many time 3 multiplied within th course of the present mouth. That arm; has been executing a continuous "strate gic movement" of retreat, and fighting almost continuous battles during somo of tho MVereit weather of tlio month. I armies havo been strained to the utternr t, and have had no timo to look behiud them. Tho horrible consequences has beeu that tho wounded havo practically been lc.lt as uncarcd for us the dead. They have in some instances been gathered off the field of battle, though there must bo numbers who havo been left to perish of cold on tho spot where they fell. But even when carried under shelter they havo pimply boeu heaped together in unin habited houses, and have sometimes lain there for days unattended, unfed, and The scenes at Beaugency, described by I "A Military Correspondent," is ono even more horriblo, because a more prolonged I scene of agony. In a house which had once been a Pension do Jeunc. Filles, ''every room from cellar to roof was crowd ed with dead and starving men, lying so thick it was impossible to move among them." It was Saturday, and many of them had beeu there since tho Wednesday, somo since the Tuesday. All that timo '■not ono drop of water, not one atom of food bad passed their lips," nor had any I comforting hand approached them. If a broken legged sergeant had been able to ! throw his own coat over bis more severely wounded officer that was tho utmost relief any of them had obtained. Moreover, the windows of tho house wero all broken, ,: and all these days and nights of almost Arctic cold they had been lying on tho baro floor with their wonr.ds undressed." All the agouies of wounds, of cold, of hunger, and thirst, with all the horrors of ' death, were endured for days together by these helpless sufferers. Tho batllo, in fact, had been raging for three days around Beaugency, neither side gaining such un disputed possession of tlio town aa to bo able to think of the wounded. Even on the second day, German shells burst iv hospitals where French volunteers were tending Gorman wounded. That night thoro was only ono doctor iv tho town capable of performing amputations, and there wero 200 desperately wounded men The dead lay thick among tho dying, a_d as the former was dragged out thtir places were instantly filled. Misorablo objects, with broken jaws or facss half shot | away, wandered about pointing to their dreadful wounds and making pitoous sig nals for water, which was impossible for them to swallow. Officers and men, vete rans and boys, lay in one undistinguisha ble mass of misery. Every moan that the human voice can utter rose from that heap of agony. This was on the Thursday. How many more scenes like the ono we have just described might there have beeu seen in Beaugency on Saturday ? And how many more in the numerous villages over which tho storm of conflict has pass ed between Beaugency and Vendome. Tbo Condition of tlio South. To the Editor of the Washington Chronicle : Your' suggestion in to-day's paper, that "the special committee to investigate the condition of affairs in the South should summon before them ono or more leading editors from each State, both Democratic and Republican," is a good one, and if car ied out and the summons confined to those who have not become bitter partisans and ost to all sense of discreetness, much more eal satisfactory evidence can be obtained rom two or three of these gentlemen than ould possibly be adduced by the evidence if almost any score of other persons that can be named. But it Eecms to mo the committee cannot arrive at satisfactory rc ults as to the real or imaginary evils of society iv the South by silting here and sending for person's and papers. A knowledge of tho condition of the leoplo with respect to the outrages com- | nitted—of which tho whole country is leartily sick aud tired—the facilities for | redress by the civil tribunals, aud the remedy to be applied can only be had by | ;oing into the States and communitiis vhere tho alleged outrages have been most "requent. Economy should suggest the iropriety of this course to the committee. 'the North Carolina Legislature is dow in ession, and tho members thereof, repre senting every county jn tho State, would •ie able to render to the committee more reliable information in threo or four days than it could obtain hero in so many mouths. It does not require au rditor to explain why tho Republican' papers iv the South are not self-sustaining. Generally speak ing there was no Republican party in the South before the war. Tho wealth and in telligence went iuto tho rebellion, and tbe numbers who have joined tho Republican Kanks si_ce the war among tho white popul ation, to say nothiDg of the colored, aro not the most wealthy, and hence can not so well.BUßtain newspapers, if they would, as the Democratic population. I think Mr. Hoar's most excellent educational bill would contribute largely toward making bettor citizens and better communities, which I deem equivalent to saying that it would strengthen tho Republican party as well as encourage and sustain Republican paperß. Respectfully, H. H. Hklpeb. Ebbitt House, January 23. . -♦ * • — McKean Buchanan.—This gentleman is still at the National Hotel, confined to his room by his Into attack of paralysis, lie is, however, rapidly recovering, and fits only visble effect is in a little thick- Is h of utterance. His company is still in the city, and will probably remain until I theeloieof this week.— Norfolk Virginian. TO-DAT'S DISPATCHES, By American Pre** Association. EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STATE JOURNAL. .. . -♦ ———'—- THE SURRENDER OP PARIS. The A'evrs Fully Confirmed. PROBABLE RESTORATION OF THE BONAPARTE DYNASTY. New York, Jan. 26- —A special to the New York I.vcning Telegram, from Lon don, of this date, says : The evening journals of this city con firm the dispatches published by tno morn ing press, relativo to the surrender of Paris. Tho surrender was on tho terms suggested by Bismared, and is approvod here by Ihe press The oommitteo of defence had instructed Fnvre to make tho best terms he could, but to bring the con. ict to a close in any case. It is stated in official circles, that a gen eral agreement is at hand so far as the urrender of Paris is concerned. The Imperialists are active, and the English government is known to favor tbe estoration of tho Bonaparte dynasty, tinder a regency. Addresses, approved by influential citi ens, approving the termination of the un paralleled war, havo bcon allowed tn bo asued to the people from Paris. The Echo speaks authoritatively on Ihe t uestion of the surrender, and states that foreign office messenger, who arrived from Versailles, has broaght tbo articles of urrender, signod by Favrc and Bismarck. Congrentonnl. Washington, January 2C—ln tho Senate ;o-day, tho resignation of Genoral Dela ield, as regent of the Smithsonian Institute, was received. Several unimportant bills was passed. Iv the House, a bill from the military committee to enable honorably discharged soldiers and sailors and their wives and orphan children to acquire homesteads on the public domain, wai disenssed. ««D-« ' I ' Foreign Market*. j Reported Exclusively for the State Journal. Liverpool, Jim. 26.—Cotton market active j and higher. Uplands, ! Orleans, BJi® 8%. Sales estimated at 20,000 bales. Brea_ stuffs unchanged. _.afei —Cotton market buoy ant. Uplands, S@s<A l Orleans, BJ_@BJi. London, Jan. 26—Consols, 92}.; U. S. bonds of '62, »OHI '65,901.; 67,99}.; ten-forties, ■n_______j HS _____sH Legislative Summary. In the Senate, to-day, a bill was intro duced, which was taken up and passed, providing that "all contracts and as surances mado, directly or indirectly, for Rn or forbearance of money or other at a greater rate than is allowed by lall be deemed to be for .in illegal consideration, as to tho excess beyond the principal money or other thing lent, and as to such excess shall ba void." ISoveral bills were presented aud refer red, and a number advanced a stags Houso bill amending tho code as to ju ries generally, was taken up. A number of amendments, offered principally by He ll, members, were rejectod, and tho a 9 read a third time andpassrd. bill to amend the charter of the ie, Mississippi and Ohio railroad oy was taken up, and is under dis i when this report closed, he House, a number of bills were sd. The committee on Houso Ex reported in favor of paying W. 11. ws, member of Surry, during his c, he having preseuted a doctor's cer i that ho had been and is still sick. oiiße concurred in the report. Mr. McCaull offered the f illowing pre amble and. resolution : Whereas, it is represented that the president and directors of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad company have managed and controlled said company in the interest of the rival lino from Weldon to Portsmouth, and not in the interest of their stockholders and of tbe coinmuuity through which their road runs, and have thereby sacrificed the interests of the State, and ot a majority of the private stock holders, to the interests of a few persona who own stork in both roads; therefore, be it Resolved, That thu committee on roads, Ac, be instructed to procure from P. V. Daniel, Jr., President of the Richmond, Fredericks burg and Potomac railroad, and from John M. Kobinßon, President of tho Seaboard and Ro anoke railroad, a full and complete list of the ] stockholders in each of said companies, as j were at the time of their last annual meetings | respectively, with the number of shares held . by and the place of residence of each stock- , The House refusing to suspend, tho pre amble and resolution were referred. The remainder of tho day's session was j spent in further discussing and amending , the bill for assessing and imposing taxes i A Wife's Devotion.—At the opening i of the general sessions iv New York, last week, Minnie Lee, who a few days ago pleaded guilty of carryiug into the Tombs j prison implements for helping her husband ' to escape from that prison, was put for- \ ward, and the Judge addressed her as fol- You havo pleaded guilty of an attempt to violate the law. There aro many miti gating circumstances in your case. I be lieve you to bo a young nud devoted wife, but most unfortunately married to a man now confined in the Tombs on a chargo of burglary. When you entered tho prison door and undertook to aid your husbatid to escape, I do not think you acted from the promptings of a wicked aud depraved naturo. While I cannot for a moment countenance the offence of aid ing a prisoner to escape, still I feel it, to bo my duty, considering your youth, respecta bility and previous good character, to post pone judgment in your case. You may The brig Freeman, from Leith for Phila delphia, was wrecked on tho coast of Hol- The number of deaths from Hmall-pox In England is said to average one hundred Count Yon Bismarck has been promoted I Lieutenant General. The Theatre. —There was another good audience at tbo theatre last night, despite tbe slippery streets and bad weather. This waa certainly a flattering compliment to those popular and entertaining eirri.i-j, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, and their excellent company. The play of "Kitty Darling; or, Pat Yourself in Her Place," is a very pretty and intensely interesting domestic mels-drama, with a happy denouement. The musical part waa quite in the best operatic style, and Mrs. Watkins sung the pretty Irish ballads of "Tho Harp That Once Through Tare's Halls," and "Katy Dar ling," with so much fouling that the audience were electrified, and enthusiastically enforced a repetition. In other vocalizations she displayed operatio talents of no ordinary merit. We don't see why she would not succeed in that line quite as well as the majority of our prime donne. Tho after-piece was a very amusing comedy, tbe work of the pen and inventive genius of Mr. Watkins himself. The leading character), and In fact the only ODes, were Mr. and Mr*. Rugbtwater and thrir servant—personated that sprightly, useful maidof-all-dramatio r_, Mils Fannte Pierson. It teaches ales son iv domestic life, and was full ol laughable incidents—showing how easily TTTis for bua« band and wife to get into hot water, and how easily tbey may get out of il again through tbe agency of cold water. The universal verdict is, that the Watkinsca are the best we have bad this season, and tbe public should not miss the opportanity of en joying their rare performances. At the fall of the curtain they were called out, and in re sponse to a demand for a speech, Mr. W. made-1 a few humorous and happy remarks, which wero well received. To-night they will give another ot their beautiful and romantic dramas, to be followed liueing farce,—and, of course, there other good house. Court. — The followinc; cases osed of by Police Justice Wbito this ie of Lewis Davis and'Poney Haines, 1 vith attempting to force an entrance I nus,i of Mrs. C. 11. Wultx, with an L'ommit a larceny, was again called ivestigated. These two men were I red with being tho parties concerned, his since, in the attempt to rob tbe j of Mr. T. W. Tignor. Alter a full h.?y were sent on for indictment.— | I Mainea were also examined for steat- I >air of gaiters from Oarnett's shoe I Broad street. Davis being fully with the theft he was sent on for liny. Haines was acquitted on this I . Jones and C. M. Mantelo, hucksters, ligued for fighting and disturbing tbe ;ho first market. Tbey were lined $5 i H. Parker was brought up on tho I iliarge of using abusive language lis mother. Tho case was, by nquert, 1 until the 27th. Conway, colored, put in an appearance g deserted his wile Frances, thereby er in a destijuto condition. Upon an I tion, Royal was discharged. Walker, Lucy Walker and Lavinia I :olored, were fined $5 each, aud re i give security iv the sum of $30, for ly trespassing upon tbo premises of lis, and assaulting itnti beating tbo un ) female. a Williams and Adu Cards, colored, aigned on a countercharge and line besides being required to give security m of $50, for cursing and threatening | alker. These Inst two eases made np 1 female row, in which all those con iere to blame. uVayo, colored, charged with having in -ssion one.cake of butter, stolen fioin I . unknnwn, was let oil', he proving to •faction of tho court that bo was the J ret Kelley wa? np for threatening and I Mary Ann Doherty. She was told to ;, the complainant not appearing to Agricultural School Fund. — The mmittee on schools and colleges held lal meeting in regard to the college ] the Senate chamber yesterday even ter a oomparieon of views and a pretty iferenco, tbe committee came to tho Dn that as a joint committee they had r to act, and that the committee of use must act separately in making .ndations for tbe final action of tiie Assembly. It is understood that the co of the Senate will, in a few days, bill to that body, isr that tho committee favored a die i of the fund so that the colored people ye an amount of tho same, proportion ;beir numbor. This would give them !ss of two-fifths. A prominent South- I mblican urges it to be so divided as to colored peopleonc-tbird, and a South ed one-third. __ not Pay their License. —Before Po lice White this morning, Mr. J.K. Og- I Mrs. E. Msgill wero called to answer lating section 5, chapter 17 of the ordi- I ' tho city, in having given public exhi t the Richmond Theatre from the 27th November, 1870, to tbo Uth day of , 1871, without having obtained a hercfor." Nobody answered, and the is necessarily continued for another , Tbe police intimated on the above I i that they were also going for the y of Music and the Skating Rink. — About 11 .'dock last night) en Cousins and Starke discovered isuing from a wooden tenement on the it First and Main streets, occupied by ,eed as an oyster-house. On breaking found a shelf on fire with a fair pn . the total exiinguishinont of the entire s. However, by actively exerting tiirui ;bey put out tbe fire with little damage. en Off. —John llill, colored, charged ing concerned in the abduction of M. ell's trunk from the "John Sylvester" steamer, was put in the city jail to await trial for that specimen of moral delinquency, but succeeded shortly after in Bufely evacuating those premises unscathed. From the fact that the police have not been' able to unearth John, it is surmised that he has consulted prudence and left this part of tbe Lord's moral vineyard for go«d and all. La Rue's Minstrels. —These popular Ethiopian performers will commence an en gagement at the theatre on Monday evening next. Ileal artistic music, vocal and instru mental, champion dancing, burlerqun acting and any quantity of laughable sayings, make up tbe entertainment of tho La Rue company. The most striking feature of these enlurtain ments are, that every thing wifl be of a ro chercho character and nothing will be said or done which could offend the most fastidious. The Chesapeake and Ohio Road.—Hard ly a day passes but that tbo cars of the Chesa peake and Ohio railroad company arc not filled with stalwart laborers, bound for the western terminus of the road, which is being hurried up with energy and fpirit, and wilh all the baste that money and influence can command. It will be a great day lor Rich mond when this great nnd most important road shall stretch its iron rail across the State from the Ohio river to fide-water Virginia. Arm Fractured—'Kbit morning a boat man ou the canal named Tutler, in attempting to walk on the south fide of the Basin, fell, owin. to the s-l-et, and bioko hisarm. Dr. M. B. Carter was called and adjusted the fracture. Owing to the typographical formation of the ground hero walking during such weather as this it especially dangerous. The Weather.— AVo tire in the enjoyment of an ample eupplv of first clefs murky weather accompanied by a'tleet thai has nearly render ed tbe sidewalks impassable. Tbe middle of the streets to-day were .mostly used for loco motion. A number of acoidents from falls, as might hare been expected, have bees re- ! Advortlaement* will be inaerle:! In Use XTKNIIB I JOURNAL at tha following rate*: I One square, en* insertion $ TS Ok* square, two Insertion 1 *» I Ono square, three insertions 1 7* One sqnare, six Insertion* , 3 Ot One iqnire, twelve inaerlione 6 50 One equire, one month 10 00 Onf eqearo, two months. IS 00 One square, three menths 26 For quarterly and yearly Advertbere Special arrangements will be made. United Stales Circuit Court. —In this ourt yesterday, the case of Katie Cumminge Rainst the Orange and Alexandria railn ad mpany for having ejected her from a but* lass car of that railroad at Alexandria, ihe laving a first-class tickot, was being hoard. She lays her damages at $1,800. Tbe plaintiff in this suit is a very intelligent and respectable colored woman, and it appe ire rom ber testimony that she was engaged by a lenevolent society in New York city to go to ihingdon ai a school teacher ; that she pjr hased fn Now York n first class ticket to .ynebburg, Va.; she travelled as a ttrst-clua passenger without interruption until after ibe had passed Washington, and was between that city and Alexandria, when the conductor told her that she must get out of that conch, t- he refused to go, and ho then told her If she elid not ho would have ber arrested when tbe cara reached Alexandria; she still refusing to move, on reaching Alexandria the conductor came into the car with a large burly man, whom •he took to be a policeman. She was then forcibly, and with considerable violence, moved from the ladies' car, in which ■be was seated, and put in a car occupied by men, who were using most profane and inde cent language, and the smoke from their cigars amd pipe* was so dense and suffocating as to compel tliein to raise tho windows in order to breathe more freely. The day being very cold, ihe suffered mnch from the exposure. She coio plaliicrl that, in being moved forcibly from one car to another, ihe was considerably bruised. The case is still pending. His Eligibility Impugned. —A petitinn was presented in the Ho-ne of Delegates to day, signed by fifty-odd citizens of Mecklen burg county, which alleges that George W Young, tho member from that county, wae and is ineligible as such, not being at the time of his election a citizen thereof, in the true intent and mtaning ol tbe "constitution, being during that while a Federal ofliee-holder, sub- K removal at any moment. The petition erred to the (committee ou privileges ctions for report. Mr. Young, at tbe his election, was an assistant assessor of 1 revenue. ■ The RoVer-Skating Rink, at Assembly flail on Eighth street, is now in full blast, and tho interest in rnller-skatin jr. seems to increase day by day as tbe people become more faraillir with it. It is wonderful to what perfection some of our citizens havo obtained in this now and healthful amusement in so short a time. We would advise everybody to visit the "Rink," whether they skate or not. This le the place to see the fashionables of Richmond, no opera troupe ever drew more of them to- A Mr. Snidecker, from Central Pennsyl vania, on a visit here with the object of pur chasing land, in going up Ninth street last night, fell on tho slippery pavement, and ex ploded a barrel of a pistol be bad in hispeckut. The ball passed between two of his fingers, injuring them considerably, but not at all f•• rionsly. It will not prevent his attending to bnsiness. The Street Gars. —These ÜBeful contriv ances were unable to operate to-day in conse quence of the state of the streets, the horses, owing to the ice, not being ablo to get a foot* hold and liable to fall every moment. During the present week, car No. 11 and several others, have been smashed and otherwise badlr damaged in coming down the grade on Eighth, to Main street, tbe breaks being powerless to stop their precipitoas descent. Unoccupied Land. —There is enough un occupied land in the city of Richmond to no* commodate a population of two hundred thou sand. We allude to the limits of the corpora tion previous to its extension. Asit now standi, it would hold comfortably half a million. Temperance Meeting. —The fact that Mr. Carswell, the temperance lecturer, is lo be at Trinity Methodist church to-night, will ensure a crowd. He is equally at homo in pathos tnd anecdotes, and knows when and how to use Fire —The alarm ol firo about two o'clock to-day, was caused by tho burning of Mr. Peter Lnwson's stall in the New Market supposed to have been ignited by a pan of charcoal left burning when the-tall was locked after the market closed. Daniugo slight. Executive Appointments.— The Governor to-day appointed Satuusl W. Williams a notary public for Illand county, and J hu C. McOaJM a commissioner of deeds for Aika-sott. Personal. —Among the guests at ._• Ballard House aro J. Dean Smith, of Bilft* more, and O. F. Preebrey, of Washington. JENKINS—PALMER —At St Paul's Church, OB the 18th inst.. try Key.Charles Minnignro.it., D. _>~ Mr.B. FRANK JENKINS, nf Charleston, 8. 0., to Miss KATE A , daughter of George. S. Palmer, Ben, of Richmond. I.E —LOWRY.—On Thursday morning, Janua t Grace-street Baptist Church, by Rev. N. W. ROBERTP. IIOTZiI to ANNIE M. LOWK-, IE .—On Monday morning. 23d in- a.i:. te City county, Dr. JOHN MiNUiS, aged sere*. yeatM. 'llisfiuieial will take place from St. Johu's Church, Church Ilill.TO -10Kr.oVy.at 1- o'clock. rjp__i SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—BAffL* J. for the lleneflt of thu VViilowa and Orphans * Hie Southern States. DISTRIBUTION No. 14-. EvEyiNo Jam, 26. _ 131, 71, 32, 77, 62, fif-, 10, 60, '27, St, 21, 16. RIBUTION No. 143. KeamoM Ja„.;2«. 1, 18, 68, 11, 60, 15, o,i, 78, 10, 14, 41, tU, 4. mens my bund, at Kict-mr.u.l, Va., thia 2Cth rh f iruary. 1871. IMONS4CO., O.Q. TOMPKINS, Mauugera. Commissioner. I.TIFIOATE3 OF RAFFLE cau ba purchn*. * Capt. W. I. DABNBY, nt the Branchomce, Nj. 3, KleTeutll fitriot. one rlonr from Main. H,.1.-i,ltL'i*T aOTICKr-. tsTtHE DISTINCT COUHT~ OF THS UNITi-O i STATES fi.r the Dutrlct of Virginia. In the matter ol Denis _- Ferguson, a Ban'; \t 1!; htuond, Va., thia 28lh .laj of January, 1871. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : Please to take notice, that a petition has l.een pr* BMitedto th* Hon. Johu 0. Underwood, Judge .< ■aid District Qourt, iv Bankruptcy, by John fL Hall, assignee ol the eatato of slid bankrupt, ro sell the real eßtate hi lousing to said bankrupt, fr.e fr 'in all Hens and encumbrances thereon. This Into give notice to all persons irite-oeted, th. t in thi terms of Slid patltioa aa olde lias beeu issu. i b» the Judge aftiiwaid, tbr all per*e_i who may I a interested iv said e>talo, to appear bef. re W. W. Forbes Recltter, at his effl c - the city ol II chmonl, ou Tburwlay, tt* IB' l ' °»y "' February, Wl, at > loch A. M., and thow cause, if any tbey have, why ri-ch crier should not b-granted. " IV2W JOHN M. HALL, Assignee. rH Tin district court of the unit_:> I State*, for the District of Virginia. In tie matter ol Bar_iuel J Scott, baukr-i I —In bankruptcy. District of Virginia, ss: Notice la hereby given that a last general men. ing of the credit.... of Ihe a-ld Samuel J Sooti bankrupt, will lie held at Farmvillo, at the ollic* of W W f0ri...a,8. -Inter in Batrk.uptcy, In said: diatrlc. on Saturday, the 11th day of February, 16-71. at U o'clock A V In nccordince with the provis.on* f the 271h and -Bth rections of th* Bankrupt, j At Ilatc-d stVaimvillo, the 21th ef .linnsry, 1871. . M—2t A.i.r.^i. TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITBS I '.TATES fur the District of Virginia, In the matter ot John D Smith, ban.rupt—l.t Mnkniptcy. District ef Virginia, ss: Notice ia hereby giyen that i last general mwrluj of the creditors o. the said Joo »«*';»' l *fJZ\ v. ill he held at FarmTillo at tho office of W W Forhe., Keglsaer in Bankruptcy, in «ld diatnc , n Silai. ■ ,1»", th. lllh day ol Feb'j.lS.l, *""'}%?*; ina'cordaiicewith the provision ot the j A and nth se-tio... uf tha b*ukrupt«> a-t of Huch • "lilted it Farmvill*, thia 24t1. day of 1«T1. Vf M DAVII-Siß, 1) I ALLBM,