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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
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
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
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
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
Mr. Piatt has defied them, aud in the
struegle he nukes ho has with him the
good wishos of hiu district.
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
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
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
Twenty-five cars, loaded with tea, left
San Francisco for Chicago, New York and
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
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
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.
By American Pre** Association.
EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE STATE JOURNAL.
.. . -♦ ———'—-
THE SURRENDER OP PARIS.
The A'evrs Fully Confirmed.
PROBABLE RESTORATION OF THE BONAPARTE
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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*.
'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
IMONS4CO., O.Q. TOMPKINS,
I.TIFIOATE3 OF RAFFLE cau ba purchn*. *
Capt. W. I. DABNBY, nt the Branchomce, Nj.
3, KleTeutll fitriot. one rlonr from Main.
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
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
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,