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(Evening j&aU gmmtal IS POBMBUED DAI_Y-(Bn_dav» Ercopted M B. W. GIM-IS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, At fil»!_ Mali* Street, Klchino-d, Va Th* JOURNAL la served by th* carrier* toll elr k*crlber* In the City at Firry Cikti pib Morv_, _lngl»copi*a In wrapper* Tarn. o«wtb. Paid roH M.iuife. — Three month* $1 76; *ii i on tha ffS nil; one year to 00 the WISELY JOURNAL will be mailed to »u_ tr.iil.cra three month* for aeventy-llv* <xnt*j fix month*, II 00; one Tear, t't on. _____———__——__———_—_———————■——————___—i AHIIiaRMEMT!, R~"oLLER-S_ ATING AT v AcSBMBLY HALT., j_L___J on Eighth street, near i*B_E"SS corner of franklin _E__f -\ Regular as*ambli*s .i4__fl_fcr^r Tuesday, Thursday, i i_r\_rn' «'.•) SATURDAY MOHTI _*|_*!____H _S ' •I B o'clock and WON- J M-flf >KY, WEDNESDAY an I KSKB9E-__-_W / I'HIDAY AFTERNOONS, ImF? »t 4 o'clock. JIGST -er- IjK'il ADMISBIOS, -lib naa*_B-_y m t_-■„_; ™ I of Skates, 60 cout«. Children, under l'l yeara of *g«, 25 cent*. A package ~f 12 ticket*, $8 00. Ladle] will only be charged 25 c*nta at. th* Afternoon As semblies. MUSIC _t night City and Town Right* for aa!*. Addrea*. for par ticular*, DRANK * UI.OVHR, ja 27—tf Rlchnond. TD ICHMOND THEATRE. TOR ONE WEEK ONLY, COMMENCING MONDAY, JANUARY dO, 1811. The famous, original, anrl only LA RUE'B CARNIVAL MINSTRELS, BRASS BAND AND BURLESQUE OPERA TROUPE. Twanly distinguished artiata, chief among whom are thaQreat Ricardo, the only male prima donna in 1 the world, with a pure aopraua voice ; Dick Parker, , champion banjofat, md man and comedian; Billy Reeva, tlio greatest representation of the plantation . darkey living; Hugh Hamuli, tbo boat ballad singer in the United States; Laughlin and Murray, double 1 clog and song and dance artiata. i ADMISSION—SI,76, 60, 35, and 25 cents. Seata can be secured at Weat — Johuaton'a bookstore, Main . •treet . ja 24—if 1 13 ICHMOND THEATRE. THE GREAT CARD Of THE SEASON. SIX NIGHTS ONLY, BEGINNING MONDAY, j Janu-kt £3. The Qu*i,u Star of tbo South, and th* eminent Comedian, I ROSE AND HARRY WATKINS, , who will appear during the week, supported by a FIRST-CLASS COMPANY, c In*- those Grand Dra*ias in which they bar* estab* lifthed a world-wine famo aa th* . FIRST OF AMERICAN STARS I I TRODDEN DOWN, or Under Two Flag*. .' KATHLEEN MAVOURNBi-'N, or Under the Spell. j KATIE DAKLING, or Put Yourself in Her Plac*. SET IN GOLD, or The One Bright Bp»t. MOM.IH BAWN, the Roseof Killarnay. HIDDEN HAND, or Old Virginia aa it was. C Seats secured for any night in advance., at Weat k g Johnston's Bookatora, Main Streot. Prices $1, 75, 60,115 and 35 centa. ja 21—lit a .- v I-OST. LOST OR MISLAID—A picknge containing cer- , tillcatea of Block, due bills, le.iiea, Ac, of n., ' value to the Under, as paymeuts havo been stopped. . A liberal reward will bo paid upon returuinir the pa pers I j mo. * J«2B—eod3t HORACE L, X KNT. — C FOR > i l.l:. t BRICKS FOR SALE—' | 100,000 OLD BRICKS f-jr sal*. Enquire of Jl29—eod3t HORAPE L. KENT. ASSIGNEE! SAIiKS, r Assign _-rS^sTX-TTi a m j TALUABLE real estate IN THE COUNTIES , OF ROANOKE, FLOYD AND MONTGOVfERY, * AT AUCTION. _ Pursuant to an order of th* District Court •: Ihe a United Statea for the district of Virginia, in y the matter of Wartlaid Prko, bankrupt, we shall, as * **algn*rs of aaid bankrupt, procbei to anil at the _ Court-llonao door of Hu.it.ok" county, Yirglaia, in the t*wn of Ba'.*_i, ob 0 WEDNESDAY, THE BtH DAY OF MARCH, 1871> J at public auction, to th* highest kidder, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND, . ly!*rg in thr, counties of Floyd, Roanoke and Mont gomery, belongiug to tko eatato of said Ir.nkrupt; I moat of which is quite valuable, Sad land will be , a*lJ froe of all lieue and encumbra'ices. I TERMS—One-third of purchase money will bo re* ■ quir«.d t* be paid in r-;r-h; residue in two equal ie- 1 stalmenta of six and Iwalve inontbß, the purchaser giving bonil, wiih good personal security, for th* deferrad payment*, and tha title retained until th* purchsse money is fully naid. il McKINSBY k BROWN, Assignees . J* 2S—2aw»w of W*rD*ld Price, Bankrupt. l m . W"" ANTED—Oue~or two COMFORTABLY FUJI- , NISHED ROOMS, with or without board, in a ' raapectabl* private family, by a gentleman with wife . and two children. Addro_>, stating location aad terma, ASHTON, t Ja 28—It Richmond P. O. Y^ - ANTED- ~' ,; < A PARTNER, with a capital of $J.U or $JOO, r iv a NEW and WELL-PAYING BUSINESS. | For furthtr information apply to tb* OFFICE of C thia paper. Ja 21—t* t WANTED TO RENT, for f->ur mouths from Feb- a ruary lat, proximo, the wholo or half of * .. FURNISHED HOUSE iv ths oity. . LEWIS K. HIGBY, t Office, corner Tenth aud Bank atreeta, up stairs. P. O. box 172. Ja 17—tf JJ DYE HUI'.E, l OOUTHERN STEAM DTE HOUSE. A NEW FRENCH DYE HOUSE as b*cu opened lv thia city, whare Ladies and Gen tleman can hay* their c GARMENTS, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, 1 DYED AND CLEANED, i . and delivered iv houra notl** r D. H. BLASCOW, French Dyer, f ja tl—ly 111 Bron-_treot, near Third. -wn-w-n—t— .--. t Hl*-EtTII«SS. . T>EPUBLICAI\ MEETING.—Owing to th« iucle- ] meucy of the weatl:*r, the meeting called at UNION f HOTEL for last night, wai PObTPONED until MON- ' DAY NEXT, the 150 th Uet., at 7}_ P. M. All work ing men and Republicans ure requeated to attenJ, aa matters of importance will be brought before th* •; meeting. By order o.f tho chairman of committee, j* 27—St MYBR ANGLE, J*., Secretary. - MEDICAL.. r-pHM BRIDA_~ChTmbekT j Eaaays for Young Men, on great SOOI.AI. ' 1 EVIL-* and ABIJM.B, whioh Intarf'aru with MAR RIAGE—with sure means of relief for tb* erring < and unfortunate, diseaaed and debilitated. Sent live ] of charge, In sealed envelope*. Address, HOW Alio ' ASSOCIATION, No. 2, S. Ninth stroet, Philadelphia, ■ Pa. ja 10—3 m BUTLER'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE is not a thing ] of yesterday, got up to gull the unwary and put liiouey in the pockets of the proprietor, it hue stood the ' teat of time. Having been ia the niarUet ovor tkrirty years, Its vary name will recall to many who ar* now th* roapecteu beads of tamilios, the halyoou days of j their youth, with all its joys und sorrows; itis'still tke same; infallable ln Ita operation; a ao«ui_c reme- I dy for youthful indiacretioa and folly; a true friend. , It Is for sale by all drugglata. trie*, i 1 par buttle. '• d*l_—ly |~kFFIOE 1441 FRANKLIN STREET. If your Hone is sick—send for DR. FREEMAN. I If your Cow is sick—send for HI! FREEMAN. If your Dog ia -sick—send for lilt. FREEMAN, th* ' •aly Veterinary Surgeon in tho city. 40T Beware of uneducated Quark* aud linpostei-B Whoso assumption is lgnoruuce ami practice fraud. * J. R. FKKEMAN. V. 8., •nd Membar cf th* Royal College of Vcterina: j Sur geons, Loudon. **l_A alale left >n tb* office, r.'coi laid at Mr. Clai-e'a stable for orders—which will be promptly attended to. ja ,I—lm SEE THE RKVOLVIN'tt OHBYBTAL I'RVSai Al 10 MOBTAR, lit WAGNER - CW's Druutuie _M-_ul*d -tg-Ur. Ja *t« £t»te $auvm,l. The Fight Thickens. Our public aro deeply interested in securing an all-rail connection with the North, and they do not witness, without , concern, the extraordinary efforts which , are being made to defeat a long cherished wish. They naturally inquirer, who and what interests aro bo busily engaged in this war on them ? We propose to enlighten them a little: First, there appears the genial and ac- , complished gentleman from Now York, ( .Dmmodore McCready, the representative of tho Old Dominion steam_h"p company. What interest possibly can he or his com pany have in strangling the only hope our people havo had, in a long period of years, to secure a boon so desirable, that its value, even in Mr. Daniel's) opinion, is i above estimate? Are his ships owned by i Virginians? Are the affairs of bis com- i pany controlled by Virginians ? Is not bis a foreign corporation, chartered by i New York? Was it not established, and < is it not managed, with an eye only to the ! interest of its corporators and their asso- ' cktes? ITow much of regard for Virginia and Virginia interests prompt the energies of this "son of York?" To whose resctio | does ho come ? , This query brings us to tho second per sonage in the fight—the Seaboard road. Is this a Virginia interest ? How much of its stock is owned in Virginia ? Is it not in form" a Virginia corporation, in fact, run in,antagonism to the North and South line of railway from tho Potomac to tho Roan oko rivers, in which tho Commonwealth is a largo shareholder ? How much slock has tho State in tho Soaboard road ? Is this road managed with a view to the in terest of our people, or is it not directed by the same motives which would control-the , managementof a factory, to make the most ■ money for its owners, without regard To the necessities or capacities ot those from whose pockets it reaps its gain ? ' Does uot this Seaboard concern impose . such terms on the Petersburg aud Weldon ■* road, and on the Richmond, Fredsricksburg and Potomac company, as to force away traffic from their line over its own route ? And is not its opposition based on the ■> kuowledge that defeat to it will necessitate t a redaction of rates and tolls, a benefit to j Norfolk and Portsmouth, but a drawback t ou Us receipts, involving necessarily a _ diminution in Us dividends —not to our j people, to foreigners ? - But why the alliance of Commodore McCready with this Seaboard company ? Is it not, because of the high rates charged by it, he has larger margins tor profits than he could by a pro rale on a reduced tariff? ' The complement of antagonists would lo incomplete were "tho great impediment"— the Richmond, Fredericksburg aud Po tomac, entitled to be noticed. For time without mind this ''short line" has stopped the great public, and has made no effort to extend its line to seizo upon a trade and t travel, its president says, will, upou tho _ completion of an all-rail connection with j Washington, bring treasures into his com- ,j pany's coffera which it would hardly ba safe to conjecture. Is not this road ad mittedly by the public an impediment to , that'accommodation now essential to traffic • s and travel? Has it not been shown, over and over again, that its management is con- . trclled by " a power behind the throne greater than the throne itself"—which » power is tbe ruling genius in the Seaboard ( road ? ' How much of love for Virginia has ' guided Mr. Daniel's management. Has it i been shown in its support of the York o River road, in which the Stato owns a halt million of stock ? or in its treaty with the I Seaboard and Bay route, whereby its ' neighbor, the Petersburg and Weldon road, t in which the State has an interest, is cut ' l c off from the Southern traffic concentrating i at Welelon ? > I To sum up the whole matter—have not t the people of thia State, and the interest J of tho Commonwealth itself been made to , bear heavy and ruinous burtheus, to feed i and fatten others, who draw from them j through combinations unwarranted by jus- j tico or reason ? Shall this policy of the R., F. and P. , road long continue ? Will tbo Legislature sanction such oppression for a day more ? , We trust not. ' ■ ■ ii em »»-_» . The ttallroml War. I The war rages with tbe redoubled fierce- J ness, and there is heavy firing all alougthe l line. Our right rests ou Norfolk, forming a semi-circle, including Petersburg, Rich- ] mond, Fredericksburg, at intervals Id. tbl centre, with the lelt strongly posted in j Philadelphia ; while the enemy opposes its j right to us with two heavy batteries at Mot* j folk, and bends towards us at City Point* < Richmond aud Fredericksburg, resting its left on a bank of oyster shells in Baltirnorf" It is understood, too, that they have a strong naval foiee, under Commodore |fc_ ' Cready, in New York harbor, only waiting I for a thaw to commence operations. Gen.' John W. Garrett commands the enemy's left, Gen. Peter V. Daniel his ceuter, and Field-Marshal Moncure Robnuon the right, which is considered the most im portant point, as tho most open to assault On our side we have Gen. Roberts, wh 0 intends to fight it out on this *' on to Rich mond live," if it takes all winter. But, we had almost forgotten—Alexandria is aIBO ■_ city of Virginia, and ceitainly ban f-orne I right to a foremost place iv thid battle picture. Shall we think only of Norfolk, I aD(I neglect, not Richmond alone, but Alexandria anil the entire country through which our nil-rail line will piss ? A vali ant Warrior—* real Yon Moltke-»of tbe en emy, advances tha idea in our columns to day thai, while it is all proper enough for us to have linen of road run-ins North and South to facilitate travel, wo ought not to permit any such facilities to trade ! They must certainly be very near their "last ditch" when this flimsy breast-work is their only line of defence. We may travel North and South, hut we must only carry our goods East and West! What a weak cause, when this is the strongest argument that can be advanced in its defenco ! We regret that so good a general should have beeu reduced to such a forlorn hope. The battle is now at its height, and while the press of llichmond and Peters burg is unanimously with u.n, and Frede ricksburg lends us a helping hand, and common sense rules in tho General As sembly, we do not despair of success. Wo must have that all-rail lino for trade' as well as travel, —and we. will have it, in despite of Emperor Garrett, Commodore McCready, Field Marshal Moncure, Geno ral Peter V., and all tboir power and 'pelf. 1 tm i ! No Offence Intended. We did not fcean to imply our belief that Mr. Moncure Robinson, or any bedy else, had actually bought and paid for the editorial columns of tho Norfolk pa pers, when we said he had tho people and tho press of that city at his command. Not at all. We know our brethren of thoso excellent journals too well to think for a moment that they could ha purchased by Mr. Robinson, or "any other man." He would be bold indeed who would offer them so gross an insult. Wo only meant to say that they backi d up the in terests of the Bay Line and of Moncure Robinson, aud of the Roanoke road, because they thought they were aIM the interests of the city of Norfolk ; and it was tho sharp policy of those corporation* and .managers to keep on ruakiug them think so. We aro free lo admit that the reasons they advance for predicating tho ruin of Norfolk upon the completion of our all rail line, are quito plausible,—but that is all. Our line to Washington will not injure Norfolk. On the c.mtrary, it will bo of tho greatest beueflt.to its trado in tho cud, by reducing freight charges and fares, and thereby increasing trade and travel. Don't oppose any enterprise that will bring capi tal aud immigration into the State, and in crease the comfort and happiness of our people. .*, Tlie Investigators Investigated. We hope that tbe resolution introduced by Mr. McCaul into the House of Dele gates, to investigate the affairs of the Rich mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac, and of tha Seaboard and Roanoke railways and their "connections," will be passed. Why not lot tho public know all the facts—see all the rottenness of our system ? Let ns know why it is that a few miles o' railway, needed to perfect connection be tween tho Northern and the Southern cities, has not been built, and who it is that is preventing this "consummation co devoutly to be wished.'' I>, The All-Hull Line.) The gallant little Fredericksburg News — little, but not small—comes up grandly in Bupport of tho all-rail line from Richmond to Washington by way of that city. In its last issue it says : We enjoy this railroad row amazingly. Ova thing is certain—Fredericksburg can't be hurt. If we get two railroads, there will be competi tion, and the public will reap the benefit. Ono railroad is like one store, one mill, Ax. ; tbere is no protection or remedy for high charge*.' You are obliged to use tbe road, mill, store, Ac., and obliged to pay what they choose lo charge. If you have two, competition reduces prices. Now, our excellent friends of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac road, are like bens on but griddles. It is charming to see their activity. Perfectly right for them to get all tbey can. We want to get all we cud. They are insane enough to think we are perse cuting them. That makes it more amusing. Besides, they are not to blame. Daniel and all his subordinates on Ihe road are our esteemed Irlends. They are obliged to obey the foreign owners or controllers of tho road, who reside in Philadelphia and England. Yet, they regard us as personal enemurs, because wo think tho interests of Fredericksburg de mand wbat tbey don't want. Our representatives, of course, will disregard Daniel's soft sawder, Ac, and not allow his plagued road to interfere with thereat inter' est* of their constituents. We have opened their eyes to tbe dangerous flatteries of our and their enemies. We are very hopeful that the Legislature will have sense eneugli to say to any company, which wants a charter to build a road from opposite Washington to Richmond: "You want this privilege fur your own benefit, pay for tbat benefit by building that road to Fred ericksburg, and thereby increase tbe taxable value of a large community, which has never been justly dealt with by former Legislatures." Any company (except the fossilized, old fogy, mulish and dyspeptic concern called tbe Ki.hmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac c 0.,) ran readily see the advantage of making Fredericksburg an important station; and then, if necessary, extending to Richmond by a line several miles shorter than tbe Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac line. The latter know this, and hence th.se frantic and amusing efforts to defeat our just and reasonable de mands. Richmond is as much interested as we are, and we hope has sense enough to see it. That's it. Go ahead, —we have right and common sense on our side, and pro gress and the good of tbe Slate and all ■ that, —and the people will soon discover it ; while our opponents are forced into the attitude of sustaining a bail cau.-e. +»_+*.- A young lady wrote some rartM for a 1 weekly about her birthday, and headed them "May 30th." It appeared in print, ; "My 30th."* Mrs. Samuel S. Shelly, in Connecticut, has au orange tree, tweuty-five years old, that has* now 140 oranges upou it, CO of i which aro ripe. ! "Is that a tweed uveie at?" Inquired* > friend of a Bohemian, who irtl übivarl-f ,lin a spring duster. "No ; it's a frieze I" [COM-UNICATED. A Plea for Our Own Cities. The State of Virginia haa never shown a temper of iliiberality towards line; of railroad running North and South through her territory, when tha object of those linos has been to facilitate the travel of thu country. She has been willing to exercise the largest liberality in favor of travel. To facilitate travel in any and every direc tion may bo considered a cardinal branch of her railroad policy. Thero has been another feature in the State's railroad policy equally clear aud conspicuous. It has been to render her railroads contributors of freight smd trade to her own cities. As trade come 3 chiefly from the interior, and her cities are near the seaboard, the general direction which she has endeavored to give to the course of trade has been Eastern and Western. She has fostered thoso roads which have been 90 laid down as to contribute trado to her own cities. She has neglected the roads which have been so laid down us to carry trade away from her own cities, to places beyond her bo-dors. She has been willing that linos of railroad should run North and South over her territory for the trans portation of travel. She has b.-en ever unwilling that these North and South roads should be so consolidated together, and cuinrctcd beyond her borders, as to become conduits of trade over her territory, at tho (JrPOMeof her own cities. Her policy was totted on this question iv the case of the Orange and Alexandria, and the Virginia and Tennessee roads. The issuo there was, whether the Virginia and Tennessee road should be made a part of a North and South line, by connecting it at Lynchburg with the Orange and Alexan dria, or should be mado part of an East and West line, by connecting it at Lynch*, burg with tho line from Lynchburg to Norfolk. The struggle, in tho Legislature and out of it, was a long and hard one. But the Stato interest triumphed, signally triumphed, oyer the foreign interest. Virginia took the Virginia aud Tennes seo road to herself. She refused to let it "he combined with the Orange and Alexandria railroad, looking to Balti more. But she, at tho same time, would do all in her power to facilitate and build up travel on the line from Washington through to Bristol and the South. As avenues of travel, Virginia does not object to North and South Hues. But as atei.ii, of trade, sho is pertinacious in the policy of milking her roads tributary to her own cities. • _ This policy has been signally exempli fied in the case tf the application of certain large stock hold-, ra of the Pennsylvania Central railroad to obtain rights of way over her territory. The first application of tbcie persons w?s, to make a road from Washington city to Fredericksburg, which should complete au all-rail line of 'ravel between Bichmond and Washington. This application was granted without demur, by a most liberal vote, iv June last. ' Since then, however, it is authentically stated and intelligently believed, that the persons alluded to have bought the Sta'j's iotcrc-t in the lUchinond and Danville railroad, and also scoured a controlling in terest iv the principal roads south of Wel don through tho Carolinas and Georgia. It has thus ..come apparent that their object is to reach the cotton, rice, tobacco, and other valuable freights of our South ern States, and to transport them ou a line of railroad managed in their exclusive iu terest, under lock and key, through Yir jjin'a to Philadelphia and New York. Iv other words, the plan is suddenly developed, of converting an important North and South lice of railroad, used heretofore for through travel, into a great line of through trade. Upou this proposition, our Legislature has, very naturally, called a halt. The very men who generously favored the application for a charter from Fredericks burg ,o Washington for a road of travel, hesitate ayd refuse to give this concern a charter to Richmond ; here to form a close freight connection with the Bichmond and Danville road; and here to form a close freight connection with the lino hence, through I'etersburg to Weldon ; which line is understood to be already falling under the influence of the Pennsylvania capitalists. Wo venture to express the opinion that the Legislator- will be true to the estab lished policy of the State in regard to the trade of our railroads. That trade must be ha'tcd in our owu cities; and no facilities must be given to a policy which see!;:! to gobblo up tho trade vfhich DOW comes to our cities of Portsmouth, Nor folk, Petersburg and Richmond, and to carry it under lock and key to outside cititfs. Let travel be facilitated to the ut most extent; but let us be very jealous of any scheme which seeks to rob our ciiies of their legitimate trade. Portsmouth. i*i Legislative Summary. The Senate, to-day, transacted very litt'e business. The following bills wero pre sented and referred :To amend andje ouuet section 12 of chapter 24 of code of 1800, in relation to certain debts due the Virginia Military Institute ;to authorize tho corporation of Farmviile to borrow moiiey tor tbe purpose of erecting a court house, clerk's cilice and jail iv saiif town ; in relation to the fees of sheriffs, sergeants, corrners aud consiables. Dills were reported in relation to certain debts doo the Virginia Military Institute ; making provision for the colored deaf, dumb and blind, recommended not to MM, In the House, bills were reported to amend the charter of the city of Alexan dria ; to amend the act iv relation to roads in Loudoun county (with an amendment) ; to construct a pier ln Mud" Creek ; to au thorise boards of supervisors to increjse the salaries of county judges in certniu cases; to amend the law in relation to public roads, and for other purposes. The following Senate bills were put on the caleudar under a suspension of tbe ruies: To amend the charter of tho town of Front Royal ;to amond the act author izing the formation ofthe At'antic, Missis sippi and Ohio railroad company. Mr. Segar offered a re.-olulion instruc' tog r_a committee ou roads, ccc.toiuquire and report thn names of the stockholders of the Richmond aud Petersburg railroad company, the amount of stock held by each, and the length of time such stock has been held. Agreed to. Bills werw passed to amend the act authorizing the city of Portsmouth to issue coupon bonds ; to amend tlfb act author izing the formation of the Atlantic, Missis sippi and Ohio railroad company; to Amend the act in relation to working the roads in Loudoun county. ■ Senate bill to relieve the sureties of C. W. Walkinß, lato Sergeant of Danville, w.is rejected. LOCAL NEWS, -——_■*!*- —l A Pew Word* About lm migration. TUB ST4TB BOARD —WHAT HAS BEEN DONE—WHAT CAN BE DONE. — To every one who has the permanent good of Virginia really at heart, the subject of im migration should be ono for careful, earnest, prompt consideration, and vigorous action. Tho State Hoard of Immigration, organized by law, wilh important duties prescribed to it, lias not a dollar of appropriation from the State to enable it to meet tbg.o duties, yet its organization has been preserved, and its pro ceedings will show it has done all that could be expected under such circumstances to havo been effected by any set of men anywhere. The local members, Messrs. li. Barton Ha.all and William 11. JMacfarland, though largely engaged in business, have freely and zealously given their time without regard to their pri vate interests or convenience; and Colonel Thomas J. Randolph, the President, though living in the county of Albemarle, seventy or eighty miles distant, has never failed in his attendance, besides paving his own expenses. It may be presumed that tbe Legislature, in creating the Board, expected that trie bonus or capitation which tbe Board was authorized to charge upon immigrants, with donations, would defray the expenses involved in its operation, without a tax upon the treasury; but present pecuniary means being absolutely needful in the beginning, such expectations, if formed, were not realized. The competition for immi grants in Europe, by many State?, had been active and energetic through agents, who arrested the stream of immigration at its source, had to be met by similar in.-a.suu on our part before a tingle iicmigraut eou'd be secured, aid the Board had not a single dollar at command. The Hoard, however, did what it could, and at length through the disinterested zeal of Gen. O. Tochman, who visited Europe at his own expense, agencies wero esttblished on the con ' tinent and somo in England, and arrangement! were made for the advantageous settlement of immigrants upon lands in Virginia, and some had arrived and been retried here when the war upon the continent occurred. So long m that continues few or no immigrants can be ex pected thence. And, although, when that war is over, a larger influx may be looked for than at any previous time, tho.e from the continent may bo of little value to us since the war will have probably deprived them of the means whioh hi..st immigrants, pai ticularly those from the German Statts, formerly possessed, of pur chasing and tunvini;. g their own lands in Virginia; but the whole Kingdom of Great Britain stands open to us now, and many there who have means to purchase and tattle bare in Virginia, only need reliable information re specting its advantages to induce them to do so. If tbo Board had the means to make known It] organization ant prospecti as a Sta'e institution, through which immigrants might obtain, without cost, advice and a.sis tance in making advantageous locations and .purchases, we have every reason to expect from it the best results. Great Britain has a large surplus population of healthy working people, both male and female, most of it of the rural clasi, which their government wishes to settle in its own colonies', with government aid. But this seems not to be acceptable to either the pro posed colonist'!, or to a large portion of the Kritish public, as appears by the fact that tho greater advantages of settling them in this country have been openly set forth and advo cated by intelligent and well informed writers. General William H. Kiehardson is the Cnui missioner of the Board and renders his servic, s, (which include a most voluminous correspon dence with people in this and European coun tries), like the other members of the Board, without fee or reward. Tho report' of the Board to the Legislature, rs well as those ol the Commis.-ioner to the Board, have been oc casionally printed, and show conclusively, we think, that with a little State aid the scheme of evoking immigration would work well. The present Legislature could, if it saw fit, most effectually aid immigration from Great Britain by the appropriation of a few thou sand dollars only, but so many other matters engross their attention that they seem to have given the subject no consideration Yet it is oDly by immigration that Virginia is ever to be made any thing more than she now is—a harbor for old fogyism. The Old Dominion Magazine —Thia is, as its title page imparts, "A monthly magazine of literature, science and art." It is also a home production, which, during its fire years nf existence has sedulously, and with patience unwearied, endeavored to cater to tho wants of its patrons, and not unsuccessfully as its li rin hold on the affections of its friends and the reading public amply attests. Its editors,, M. W. Huzlewood and G. Watton James,' would not have to go very far about here be foro getting to a " home base," both being natives of tne sod. They deserve credit for publishing nn exceedingly good and certainly a very cheap literary magazine, the price being only $1.50 per annum. The January number has tte following invit ing table of contents: Brook Hall; Thackery ; After a Season—A Romance ;In Memory of General I.es ; Stratlord.'.tbe Biith Place of General Lee ; Scientific Notes ; A Gentleman of tho Old School ; Ono Little Act; Major Breathed, of tho Stuart Artillery ; Lurley, a Serial; University of Virginia; Editorial Notes and Gleanings; Knights of Pythias; Southern Farmers; The Housewife. The number fur February is even more in teresting than its predecessor. The table of contents may well come under the generic cog nomen of "rich, rare and racy," for such in deed they are—as witness the following: An Unpublished Letter .1' General Washington ; Brook Hall; The Lost Tales of Miletus, viz : The Secret Way, Death and Sisyphfs, 'The Oread's Son, (a Legend of Sicily,) The Wife ol Miletus, Bridals in tho Spirit Land, Cydippe, or tbe *Vpple— Constant Through All; The BurialofMo.es; Lurley, a Serial; A Chapter for the Thoughtful; Tramps of Corse's Bri gade; University of Virginia; Memory; Ed itorial Note 3 and Gleanings; For Married Li dies; Fa-hionsfor February; Book Notices; The Housewife. The piece—"Tramps of Corse's Brigade"— especially that part containing rtminiscenses uf thu Fifteenth Virginia regiment, must prove of-great interest to the survivors of that gallant regiment, composed iv large part of men and i.flicors from this city. These brii f memoirs of the old Fifteenth contain honora ble mention of many who have long since "gone oyer the river," and who now "rest in the shade of tho trees beyond," as well as those who "live, move and have their being" amongst us, now that smiling peace has suc ceeded "wars dreid alarum." Brought to Town fur Safe-Keeping. —A man called Dr. Lewis, and one McGillin, were brought to this city yesterday by the sheriff of Brunswick county, and lodged in jail for safe keeping till the May term of Iho county court of that county. The two are charged with the murder of a constable named Drummond, in Brunswick county, somo time in the latter part of tho year 1869. Alter the commi.sion of tbo deed they escaped, and eluded the vigia lance of the authorities till a lew months since, when, under the persuasive inducement of a reward from Governor Walker, they were apprehended on the borders of North Carolina, and brought hither and carried to the scene of their alleged-crime. There, very recently, they wero arraigned and elected to be tried separately, llr. Lewis as principal and McGillin as accessory to the murder. Fur some reason the trial was put oil', aud Ihey bare beeu brought back here lor safe-keeping. The prisoners are an ill-favored couple. The Theatre.—One of the fullest and most fashionable houses of tho season attended tho benefit of Mrs. Rose Watkins last night. This compliment was the more flattering, and, therefore, all the more pleasing to that excel" lent and talented lady, when we take into con sideration tho circumstances under which it wss paid. Our streets were almost impassible from slush asd ice; but the ladles (Ood biers them I) braved all to pay their respects to one whom Richmond delights to honor. Nobody could have blamed them had they remained in-doors-on such a night; but, no, they were determined their friend of*olber days should be gladdened with the sight of at least one' good house in Richmond even, at the expense of wet feet, and imminent danger to neck and limb from the perilous ice. The playing was fine throughout, aud the singing ot Mrs. W. most excellent in both pieces; while Harry, cheered by the sympa thetic faces of so many warm friends before him, quite exceeded himself in his efforts to please, which is not a very difficult thing for him. It was an ovation worthy of the occasion, and rill cted the highest credit upon the diama:lc-and musical tastei of Richmond. Such a house might well repay for the losses of the week, as it showed that it was the fault of the weather and not of our people or tbo acting, that had prevented a better audience on the two preceding evenings. Theaudieno?, too, were universally ok-ascd with the per formances, and all voted it the best entertain ment we h,tve had in Richmond this sea on. Tonight Mr. Watkins t3kt"i a benefit, when that favorite play of thfl "Hidden Hand, or Virginia aa it Was," will be prciented. It and the occasion should draw another good houre, regardlesi of the weather. Give him a farewell bumper, boys- and you, too, girls. Kale Cummings vs. the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Company.—We not'Ced yesterday the fact of this case (which wss brought lor damages for ej-ctmentlrom a car), having given to a jury in the United States Circuit Court. After wo went to pre.-, the jury relumed with a verdict for the plan tiff of $1,100, instead of tbe $1,800 claimed in the declaration. The following are the instructions given the jury by Judge Uond : ll tic jury believe from the evil- nee that the de fendant wain cni-nn-ation in the S.nte of Virginia ei.rrii;;,..! In iho t-ansportmion of p.. :engers for hire between the oltf of Alexandria and the city of Lync'ohurg, lv Irginla, and that the plain.id' pur th- ;mI ii fi, kit ST lew York, fioni ape.fon author. lied to sell tlio same, which antlUed hor to p.-a over the ro ,tl of dofrndant, in t.,e c .■•» of defendant, and that the pl.iulifT, wh.'o te.tedin the c. .-ia;* of fie defendant upon its railioad, which Carrit-e vez provided t.'iere t,y the defoiK' int for the ti.—'ipoi 11 --tiomof the holders of such ticke'i *• ihnt, with watch tlio plaiuliiT waiprovlded, was forcibly clot ;ed therefrom -by the employee] of the defendant, nod without any miauemc mor on ber part. aud be-jau-e of h.r color ouly, then thoptainllff Is entitled tj re cover such damage i ru tbe jury may find sliosuffercJ by auch foroibl* ejectsu-l, and in estimating such dam "ci tbe Jury me not confinid to Hie actual loss ofthe plaintiff, but t iking Into r-.i-aiiJerajtion the whole circuniatuDccs of the ca•:*, may give ex-mnUiy d.maaoa. And it (he lory believe from the evidence, that the sad forrib]a eieclment took piece a.ier the c irr ag* ore_id defendant had p- .:ed from the load ol Iho Alexandria, Wc-hing- m nnd Qoor-etowu 11. R., meutioued in tho testimony, aud lind p.-ity lii'iho.d over the ro.vl of fia defendant, nnd while it wa. ntiuding in the depot of .the deluoi.ut, and while iho engineer aud brake mien, employed by fie I int were upon the train, then the jury have a li-lit to 11 nd .rom tho evidence thai fie truin wes tho train of the Orange, Alexandria nnd U_u*n_l railro.d, nntwithsti.ding Ihoy /Ind that tho c*r" doctor of tho deli-iidant ha I not t.ken possosjion or charge thereof. The following instructions were asked to be given the jury by the defendants' counsel, and tbe plaintifls attorneys did not object: If Ihe removal of iho plaintiff from one c;r iuto Knottier cir of tbo a una tra : n, ou the lOt'i October lSf.i, at Alexandria, Va., waa effected under the fol lowing circums; moss, lo wit; 1. While tb* train was under the, coutrol ol the coidiicloi- of the Weihlnglou and Alexandria rail ro-id company, K u,l before it camo uneiei- the control ol tho conductor of fie Orauge and Alexandria rail road company; or, 2. While i.i, train was stationary at Ale-randila before the conductor of ihediaDire and Ale.nuorn rinlroid company took charge thereof, nnd tho rr moval wai sfiecti 1 without ihe knowledge or ap. piovalol t'laeoi-.du:} r,. r other ofHoer orajentor stwant, of tho Ornn:;e nnd Alexauileia railroad com pany; or, 3. If toe reroovnl wii effected by auy other person or persons then tho cooducior, or otbc- officer or aervantof tbo Orange nnd Alexandria rallro.d com p.uy, and without, thoir knowledge or approval; then, in either of Iho c .ses snppone.i, Ihe ileiendante. tneOi.nge and' Alexandria railroad cojiipmy,are n.,t resoon-iole for such reoaoval. If the pMntiff, in thecon-evance fromAlexandiia to Lyuchbtirg. on ileleodauf i'lailroad on the loth October, ISO 9, occupied n soil ,v n c..r in which smoking wen allowed, n.id in which vulgar laagnua waa at times UiOil by paaaengers on ihe trip, und If tho conductor of the train (comprising faid car) found the plaintiff in such car in tho early part of the trip, nnd waa frequently pi sing iv and out of said c« on the trip, nnd the plaintiff, knowing the conductor so to lro freiinently in nnd out of tho car, wholly noglect-d or failed through the whole (rip to inform the conductor of tho said smoking or vulgar language, and failed to make any complaint to him. or to a k any relief there' om, r,_.v the pls.iu.tiff is not entitled to rcoover'irom tho defendants, for said c .use, any dnnuigoa, or any mo c than nominal dam age-3, milcss the Jnry ahould further find that such. want of complaint was produced by the alarm, fear, Or re.sonabe nprrohenaio'i of tbo plaintiff, caused by the conditct of tho defendants, its officers, ser vants, or employee.. Religious Services To-morrow. —We note the following special appointments : Methodist. Episcopal, (United States couit room.)—Rev. W. F. Hemenway at 11 A. M. Sidney Methodist Episcopal.—Bishop Doz gettatllA. M. Belvidcre Baptist.—Rev. A. E. Dickinson at 11 A. M. and 7J_ P. M. Methodist Church, Manchester.—Rev. W. H. Christian at 7 P. M. Subject: Temper ance. Tho anniversary meeting of the Manchester Baptist Sunday-School Mission Society will be heltl at the Manchester Baptist church ou to morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The annual address will bo delivered by Rev. J. '_. M. Curry, LL. D. Foreign Arrivals and Departures. —The British brig Village Belle, and North Gorman brig Leopoldine, entered at the custom-house yesterday, each with 2,600 sacks fine salt, con signed to Messrs. S. C. Tardy & Co. These gentlemen are the largest impoi ters in the city. The schooner Isabella, Burton, master, sailed from this port a few days sincn for Rio ttraude del Sud, with 1,785 barrels family fl-ur, shipped by the Uallego Manufacturing company. We are pleased to chronicle these arrivals and de partures. It revives memories of happier days. Whea our (lour-lad'cned Southern bouud ships shall return into port with cargoes of coffee and other such tropical products, we shall think that old times aro being indeed revived again. /Vice Court — The following case 3 were disposed of by Police Justice White this morning: Charles L. Davis was sent on to the tin tings court for trial for being the patornal relative of two twin* not born lo wedlock. Mary Quark-s, colored, was Sisehargcd, after an admonition, for acting disorderly in tha street. It waa her first ofi'mce. Sarah Jordan »»< charged with stealing a stove from Nelson Dnrby and acquitted, ihe Police justice determining he had no jurisdic tion. A new third-class li.e-.u.ino, mado by Silsby, at the Seneca Falls (N. V.) Manufac ture, was tried as to capacity, thia marnidg, on the Basin bank, with very satisfactory re sult. It U a beautiful piece of mechanism, nnd s.i.l tube the most durable sort of engine made. The engine ia called the "Independent, was mad,, by tho "Silsbv Manufacturing Com pany," at the "Island Works." Seneoa Falls, New York, for th . city of Columbia, South Carolina. In itn trial here, on thu basin bank, this morning, it threw 180 feet through a 1% n zzlc; t-.vn streams through a }_ nozzle 156 feet, and three streams through a % nozzle 13* feet. Li the Soprema Court of Appeals to-day, Robert Ould, E-q , concluded bis argument in th_■ Lynchburg ueury eisei. An appeal was allowed from a iloci-.w of the Circuit Court of Charlotte couuty in the cats of Williamson vs. Bailey. Advertisement* will be Inserted fn lb* _VKNIN» JOURS AL at th* following rate*: One jquare, *ne insertion $ To One square, two insertion J _b One square, three Inaertions ] fa On* square, *l_ Insertion* 8 c One square, twelve Insertions. toy One square, one month io 00 'Ine square, two months. IB o. On* square, three months 26 For quarterly and yearly Advertisers special arrangements will he made. Civil Rights. — Ths reporter of the Enquirer is very funny over the wrongs of the poor colored school teacher, Kate Cum mings, who was so brutally ejected from tbe cars of the Orange and Alexandria railroad, and has now recovered one thousand one hun dred dollars damages. We have always thought that a petticoat was sacred ln the eyes of an American so long aa It covered a woman, no matter what her color or condition might be. We can boast ef their suckling us in infancy, and then turn around and abuse them when we grow up to "manhood." There are some, too, who do not think it at ail degrading to secretly share their bed and with them, but"' who would feel dis graced at riding in tbe same railroad car wilh their own mulatto children. The census re turns in this section show a very terrible state ot affairs in thia respect, and it would bo well for both racc3 did no closer relations ever exist between them than that of riding in the samo public conveyance. A Seneca "L'jin" in Town.— The big gest and finest-looking "Injin" we have seen outside of Cooper's novels, arrived in town yeste.-day, direct from Seneca, New York. He is a fine specimen of what the tribe turns out, and can be seen at the Hook and Ladder House on Broad atreet. He is on his way to Cb-rle ton, 8. C, where a contract has been awarded him to pot out fires. lie.doesn't use •'fire-water," but throws water on tho fire. Some people spell his name "Engine," but we like the good old way best. When he gets up st-iam and gives bis war-whoop—you'd better believe he is a screamer. Tho Senecas are a great race. We (belong to that tribe, or tho last of the Mohigiaas—and we don't know which. Acknowledgments.—O. B. Dy«r scuds us Peterson, for February, a superb number; Chimney Cornor, Sporting Timet, Days Do ings and the N. Y. Fireside Companion, in which is commenced a thrilling story o! tha far West, entitled "California Joe, or Ihe Great American Sharpshooter." He is alio getting in his stock of Valentin-j for the 'sea son, embracing a great vtriety, to suit every body. The Agricultural School Fund. —The Senate committee on this subject met yesterday morning and determined to report in favor of a division of the fund into three equal parts, one of which shall be> given to tho colored people ; a tccond to the Military Institute, and a third to some institution east of tho Blue If.idge, probably, tho University of Virginia. Temperance Lecture.—The Rev. VV. 11. Christian will deliver a sermon on temperance before Manchester Council, ou Sunday niirht, at 7 o'clock, at »ho Methodist church, in Man chester. The pablic generally are invited to attend. Accident. —Ciptain James Sheppard son, of the brig Sclma, fell through the hatch way in tbo store of Kaon, Palmer. Hart;ook & Co. yesterday, sustain ; ng some very painful bnt.not dangc-us cuts and bruise}. Dr. Mc- C.w rendered piompt medical assistance, and he wai sent to his vessel in a hack.* Literature. —Me srs. Johnson & Selden will accept our thanks for the If st Harper and Leslie, which reached here yesterday. They are very interesting, both in matter and illus trations. The Governor, to-day, appointed F. B. Smith a not.ry public for Hanover county. Personal. —T. 11. Brjoke, Erg., late of MilfoTd, Caroline county, aud a lawyer of much energy of character, industry and ability, we are ple.-srd to see, is actively en gaged in the practice of his profession in all the courts. He will pay special attention to all bankrupt matters and other business be fore the United State] court-. We refer our readers to his card in the Journal. * (fA.RB.IK__, I.AMIJ—Ur/ ; ro.V- .Jt, this city. 28th iart, by Rev .IF Dens, PR_H.C_.IOK A LAMB, ol R.'chnimid nnd Win I.DCV .1 H.D-'OS, of Cumberland county ■_■__-_____■■__-_■ i)li<;i>. FOilD—After* puin.ul »llne.is of two months, on tu«27_) instant, nt 8 o'clock A M, OUIAVIA V KORO, oldr.it daughter of James 1* Ford aud the Into C itherioe F Ford. Her faiien I will take pUae from ber 'ather'a real, deuce, No _"iOe Gnu* stroet, Church Bill, on Sunday a.'ieruoon at 2% o'clock. Tie fi lei da ai.d relutivea of tier family ar* invited to attend. Norfolk, Feterst-urg a-.d Nashvil'e papeia please copy. SMlTH—January'-7tb, after a long and painful [Un 63', which she bore witii Christian meekness, MARTHA, the loving w,fe of William imitll. No 10 Seventeenth trticet, iv »ear of ber age. May ber sonl rent iv glory, and tied protect her two little children. Her ftino,al will tnkiplace from Th:rd--.treet Meth odist church to nn.rrow (Suiiiltyj nt Ii o'clock P M. Hi r relatives and iriend* .re invited to attend. SAMPSON.—Yesterday morning, January 27th, at 6 o'clock, at his residue*, m Uocchlaud, JAC'JB SAMP.ON (colored) father of _3V.ia Sampson, of this city, in the 76th year nf hia age. ■ -Ikfuneral will take place fro-i th* resideno* of the decease! Ti'-MORROW (Sunday) MORNING, at 11 o'clock. The iriends and acquaintances of tho fami ly ar., invited to attend. Rle-pel uro the pure in heart, for they shall se* Q.;d. * 'l-'HK SOU-IIKRN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE, A Tor the Renont of the Wi.f.ns and Orphan* of ' tbo Southern Slates. IiISTItIBCTION No. 146. Evssi.vo Jan. 27. .';:■, "5, 42, .«, ST, 4, 17, 03, 49, 39, 60, 3i!, 63 OIpTRIIIUTION No. 147. Mokniks Jan. 28. ; 8, 80, I, 48, 23, 13, 77, 22, 54, 27, 38, 16, »6. Witness mv hand, at Richmond, Vn., this 23ih day of irv-nirv. 1871. BfVM>NS_CO, C.Q.TOMPKTNS, Managers. Commissioner. CMKT'FICATES OF RAFFLR can be purchase! from Cant, W. I. DABNKT, nt the Branch office. No. 3, Eleventh street, ono door from Main. DAMKR.FT NOT-CKS. 1 ~, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF Till! UNITED BTA.TKB for the Oistrlrt of Virginia, In the matter of liiu.ii I Ilufl, .ruiiswick—hankrupt in bankruptcy. District of Virginia, ss: No'.i.-e is horeby given that a Inat general mooting ol ihe creditors of tbe naid Daniel Ilufl' bankrupt, will be held at Richmond at the office of W W Foi ties. Register iv Bankruptcy, in Bald; diatrict, un M _ day, the Ulh day oi Fob y, 1871, at lo o'rtojt A M, in accordance with toe provisions cf the 7th and 23th aectioua of the bankrupts} net 01 Murch tad, 1807. Dated at Lawrencevllle, tlielHlh dnv of Jan'v, 1871. ja '-S-it E R .KUMBUI.L, .Uaii-ee. TN TUB DISTRICT COURT OF THIS UNITED •■ STATUS for the District of Virginia. In the matter of Johu It Richardaon, bankrupt—in bankruptcy. To Whom It May Concern : —The undersigned, John M RouMin, of Cnarloilo C 11, Virginia, barebf gives noticrr of hia appointment aa lAtig-M of tho es tate ~l John O Ricbardsor., of Kuysville, in the connty of Charlotte, in aaid district, who was, on the 10th day of De—ami er. 1870, adluiViil a bankrupt on tho petition tf Uuiaolf-by the Llistlict C.iirrof aaid district. Datid nt Clmrl.itto C 11, Vn, the Slitb aal of Jann ar>,lMl. JOHN M ROULDIN, ! ja 28 —S3w Ass'gnee oj John D Richardson MUFFING. BOl'slW YORK , ________ TheOLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COMPANY'S ologaut aide-whet I ?_________■ steam,tup NIAGARA, Captain Ciuch, win have her wharf et R.n-keits on SUNDAY, Jnuiiary 29th, at7oVl.,ck A.M. Freight received until Saturday night. fare il* 00 Steerage 0 00 Round Trip Tickets 20 00 For frek-ht or passage, npply to JuU-t' A*. vvYATT. Agent, * Ja 27—St No. 3 Governor street. WOOO —■ COAL.. EST Kill »Ld STOVB COAL, *t t~ .'" p-r ton. r**t eeaioued OAK and HNK WOitl) a' lowest price, Sawed aad ta*_ jr.? BORtouant, jn lfl_-lM **ru«r Main and g*vantb itraitr,.