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ta I'UBLISHED DAILT-(Bnnday» Excepted At Oiaji Main Itra.t, niehmoad, Va The JOURNAL la served by the carriers to thoir anescrlberi In the City at Fimt Oasts na Mouth. Single copies In wrappers Trail Cihtb. Paioi »o» __uwo.—Three months $1 Ti; lis months $3 00; one year te 00 The WEEKLY JOURNAL will be mailed to inb scribers three months for leventr-flv. cntsj six months, il 00; one year, $2 00. TO ADVERTISERS. [Advertisements of Lest, Wants, Fonnd, For Rent, Ac, not exceeding three or four lines, will be In serted under the proper headings at TWENTY-FIVE CENTS, for ono insertion; or two insertions for FOR TY CENTS; throo Insertions, SIXTY CENTS—in variably CASn IN ADVANCE ] LATE PAPERS. FKESII READING, HARPER'S WEBKLT, EVERY SATURDAY, LESLIE'S WEEKLY, HEARTH AND HOME, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, CHIMNEY CORNER, ILLUSTRATED COMIC MONTHLY, UUDQET OF PHUN, THE JOLLY JOKER, PUBNNY PHKLLOW, YANKEE NOTIONS, MIiRRYMAN'S MONTHLY, NICK NAX, 4c. Tho numerous WEEKLIES to band. Also, MAG A ZINKS In unlimited nrrmbersfor MAR^' - Peraons In vrunt of reading ma! -.-, he supplied hy calling on JOHNSTON A BKLDEN, mh 10—tf 018 Main street. AJttTJS—M_NTB. Mil GRAND BALL FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CATHOLIC MALE ORPHAN ASYLUM, AT AS3EMBLY HALL, • ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY, March 17th. COMMITTIB Of AsSAriai.MINTS I JLWhltt—;er, Walter Mahoney, James Hays, Win Rankin, James McOraw, Win Kelly, Dr J A Simons, John Ahorn, Capt Wm English, John Gallagher, - D Brophy, P Fonnessey, Dr Mahoney, F J Reiluy, JPOowardln, James Golden. MiNAfIERS : den. P. T. Moore, Chairman. His Ex Gilbert C Walker, Hon A M Keiley, Mayor, ' Gen Henry A Wise, Hon Jame-i Lyons, James A Cowardiu, Col H C Cabeii, 00l Albert Ordway, JohnPnrc.il, Dr J D Cnllen, Cnpt William English, Jamos H Dooley, Courtnoy Jenkins, Joseph J English, Thomas II Wynne, John M Iliirgins, Daniel Brosnahan, Robert Kerfe, Mlcbael Murphy, John S Dcvi n, Lawrence Lottler, James P Cowardln, Robert X English, I John Pizzinl, Ernest Wlltz, Frank P Reiley, Lucien Lewis, Waller Mabonoy, James McGraw, Thomas O'Farroll, J G Baker, David Fitzgerald, Michael Ready, William Minims, William Rankin, Patrick McGovern, John II Watsh, j James Golden, Joseph Augustine, Capt P F Kennody, John H Kuowles, B Antelotli, P F Boyle, Capt W Lloyd, John Qinnochi, A Bravi. 43-TICKETS, admitting a Lady and Gentleman, $1; admittiug a Gentleman and two Ladies, $1.50. For Bal J at various places, aud on the night of the Ball at the Assembly Hall. I A SPLENDID FESTIVAL und a lurgo sum for the noble causo are anticipated. mh 7—td A CADEMY OF MUSIC. Franklin street, opposite Ballard Houso. JAKE BUDD Manager. GREAT ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK. NEW STARS, NEW ACTS. The only Vurloty Theatre now open in the oity. A GRAND GALA WEEK. IMMENSE SUCCESS OF THE FEMALE MIN- ' STRSLS. Admission—lo, 25 and 50 cents. ' mh 7—6t I ASSEMBLY HALL. The RR3ULAR ASSEMBLIES for Skating at the above Hall will take place every MONDAY, WED NESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, at 4 o'clock, every TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY NIGHTS, at 8 o'clock, and evory SATURDAY morn- | ing at 10 Every MONDAY aud WEDNESDAY NIGHT, at 8 o'clock, the Rink will he open EXCLUSIVELY (or gentlemen and youths. The PRICE OF ADMISSION, with Iho use of Skates, is 60 cents, for a single ticket, or %A per dozen. Children, under li years of age, 25 ceuts. At the Afternoon Assemblies I—dies aud Boys will only be charged 25 conts. mh 7—tf WANTS. WANTED— A SITUATION, either in a wholesale or retail Drng Store, by a competent man. Address "DRUGGIST," m h o—2t* Evening Journal. RARE BOOKS. —WANTED—Rare old American Books ; $5 for Robert B. Thomas' Almanac for 1793 ;$2 for 1795. Auy person having rare old American Books, such as the works of Rich ard Increase, Samuel, Eleazer, or Cotton Mather, or any of the works of the first New England writers, or Dr. Franklin's geuuine Poor Richard's Almanac, or any American almanac In good condition, printed prier to 1762, or Ancient Indian Narratives, or any rare American newspaper, pamphlet, Ac, can hear of a purchaser hy stating price, condition, Ac, and addressing JAMES T. MOULTON, fel4-d*wlm No. 4 Carnes street, Lynn, Mass. SHIPPING. «*(►•__■ W 10BK. Tho VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP and<££2E_M_e PACKET COMPANY'S elegant steam »4.-__aKSSW ship WM. P. CLYDE, Captain Jxo. H. Pabk.k, will leave her wharf at Rocketts on FRIDAY, March 10th, at * P.M. Freight received until 3 P.M. Close connections and through bills of lading with all southern and eastern ports. This elegant steamship has line cabin accommoda tions. Fare *1° «> Steerage & 00 Round trip tickets, good until used, only 15 00 For freight or passage, apply to DAVID J. BURR. President. No. 1214 Main street. Washington k Co., Agent*, Pler2l North ilver.Now York. mhß—3t PO! NEW YORK ■ TheOLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP <^_t_— COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel «_H_H steamship ISAAC BELL, Capt Bl»kem.i«, will le»« her wharf, at Rocketts on FRIDAY, Mirch 10th, at 4 o'clock P. M. Frolght received until 3 P. M. Fare *l 2 °0 Steerage ' 6 00 Round Trip Tickets 20 00 For freight or passage, apply to JOHN W. WYATT, Agent, mh B—2t No. 3 Governor street. BILLIARD TEMPLE. TJ EDFORD k IVES' (late of tho Spotswocd Hotel.) BILLIARD TEMPLE, CORNER OF MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREETS, RICHMOND, VA. FINEST WINKS, LIQUORS AND CIGARS mliß—3ni HKSTAIIIANTa O CHAD'S ItOTEL, BROAD STREET. RESTAURANT AND LAGER BEER SALOON. AUGUST WEIMER, fe 20—1 m Proprietor. MUSIC, _•-. Tnfuiiiof MUBtoT' MUSIC JOHN MARSH, No. 911 M.iin STitr.il. No longer ol'the ttrm of Marsh A Pollock, Is vow prepared lo »«-rve bis friends and tho public gene rally In SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL MERCHANDISE of every des-rlption I respectfully solicit a call at lnv new establish ment. JOHV MARSH, no I'2-ly 918 Maiu St., bet. Ninth and Tenth. 'Wfc Hfttto State Jfonmal gggfcgSfc RICHMO^dTVA., FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, 1871. VOL. I1I.-N0.107. fetting $ tat* §<roroal I Reapectable Tippling. Some years ago a literary journal of New York charged upon the ladies of that city tho habit of excessive tippling. The ac cusation created a great deal of excite ment, provoked much acrimonious criti cism aud many indignant denials, and induced examination, which elicited some facts, says the New York Commercial Ad vertiser, calculated to give some sort of foundation to tho charge. The statement made in New York was taken up abroad, and much virtuous indignation was ex pressed over tbe shocking condition of things in America. The London Saturday Review was particularly severe in its con demnation, and several new and sharp points wero furnished for the shafts it is so accustomed to let fly at us. Now, how ever, we read in the same Review a long drawn out indictment of the same sort against the women of England. Tho Review notes an evil that is alarm ingly on the increase, and which threatens to degrade women of the well-born and educated classes. Inebriety is no longer unknowo in tho most charming saloons. Tho Lancet deprecates tho exhibition of alcohol as a romedy for disease, and hints hat out of such prescriptions has grown ie fashion which assimilates the nectar rinking divinities of Olympus to the gin jibbers of the tippling shops. Over imulation has done its work, and there oraes the need for the irregular or periodic ass. When the absence of this is felt a 3 n inconvenience, then the downhill career s commenced, and in man or woman alike I tends to a certain result, both lamentable nd disgraceful. The will power is gone, nd the victim is weak and ineffectual to sist, in presence of any shock, mental or lysical, and there is no end of the shifts nd tricks to which he or she will not re rt to procure the desired draught. As odeus himself would bo baffled by their uperior cunning. The London Practitioner comes to the d of the Saturday Review, and bewails the increasing prevalence of alcoholic xcess among educated women." Many adies in the best London society, the iitor says, drink so much sherry por day lat they absorb from an ounce and a half six ounces of alcohol. Many young iris take their two or three ounces of cohol each day, a quantity equal- to iree or four quarts of beer. They find it tho champagne of tho evening party, nd the wine at lunch and at dinner. They c with the lords of creation in the con umption of these fluids. The Practitioner ys the effect ia most disastrous—the lady ffers a daily narcotization which suffices o implant in her sensitive system a fixed aviug for alcoholic drinks. This is a plain presentation of fact* for ur English friends, and no doubt thera is uch troth in it. Doubtless, too, if the eil were lifted here, says the New York ommercial Advertiser, something of a ie description might be disclosed. Peo ile will play with a known peril. The very danger is fascinating. But in the case of dangerous tippling, the hazard is not appreciated. Safety is assumed, but k-and-by when abstinence is incon nience, or when it is gained only by an effort, the velvet of the tiger claw is with, drawn, and the sharp fang is felt. Ine briety, under the guise of over-stimu lation, goes hand in hand with res pectability. Reproachful terms, ex pressed in plain Anglo-Saxon, are ap plied to the "drunkard" of the lower classes, while for tbe "inebriate" of the better classes there are mild and miti gating phrases. The question seems an open one whether intemperance is on the gain or on the wane. It has its strong holds from which it seems impossible to dislodge it. But there is to-day, continues tho Advertiser, a better understanding of the evil and the cause, and a means of treatment more hopeful. Abuse will not do. Penal inflictions are useless. There are moral and natural causes to be reached by moral and natural means, and the asylum, which is the creation of this de cade, is as full of cheer to .the inebriate and his friends as the light-houso is to the storm-driven sailor. It warns of danger, and it tells of a calm harborage within, where quiet and rest may be had and a new departure made. ■ -.0, Tbe ITl.hea Again. We are glad to see that in the exciting railroad war, au interest, scarcely inferior In valuo te the whole railroad property of the Stat' 1 , is not wholly forgotten. The Senate yesterday passed Mr. Pen dleton's bill appropriating $2,500 towards the expense of replenishing the stroams of Virginia with fish. The sum is a mere trifle, but if promptly and judiciously ex pended, will do a great deal. We hope it will be immediately put through the House, and the Commissioners appointed. Let them at once contract with responsible parties to prepare proper spawning b.;ds, and stock them this season, the actual cost, when approved by the Commission, to Ibe repaid by the State. If this is done, a hundred billion young shad can be sent out to their ocean pasturage this spring ) there to grow and fatten, and to return to jladden the hearts of our fishermen, feed our people, and fertilize our lands. . .—-.♦. Nomination of Senator. —The Con servative caucus last night nominated Judge Johnston on the first ballot. John ston 61, Pendleton 22, R. F. Daniel 17. i Made unanimous. Tlie Richmond and Petersburg Hall road. In the coutcst now going on for tho pos session of this road our sympathies and convictions are unreservodly with the citi- Z9UH of Richmond. Every consideration of policy and fair dealing dictates that they should be al lowed the first cbanco to purchase the con trolling interest, or place it in hands where they are sure that this most esseutial con nection should be sccuro from any un friendly influence. It is clear, also, that what is for the local interest is equally beneficial to the State at large. A body of men eminently combining those sterling qualities which ought to control a public corporation, and possessing the confidence of the people of Richmond and tho State, havo offered to pay liberally for the State stock. This offer is in large excess of any other. They likewise offer to General Mahone aud all other parties the most liberal terms, in case they should obtain control of tho road. No bond or official oath would command public confidence more fully than the as surances they have given. If we cannot trust our best and wealthiest citizens, whose all is staked in the general welfare, there is an end of public faith. Let the Legislature look at this matter deliberately and thoroughly. No foolish haste to ad journ should be permitted to stavo off these questions, or prevout the full investigation required by the gravity of the interests in volved. . ——... ' The School Fund.—The Stato Board of Education have to their credit in the treasury, or soon will have, about a half million of dollars, which they are anxious to commenco distributing, but find an un expected difficulty in tho way—it appear ing that a, number of county treasurers, who were elected last summer, have not qualified on account of an inability to give the requisite bond, and consequently many counties ivro without an officer authorized to receive the quota of the school fund duo them. Inasmuch as the county judges have powor to fill vacancies, of course thn difficulty will soon bo removed and the money properly distributed. District of Columbia. SPEECH OP GOVERNOR COOKE. At a meeting of the Republicans of the District of Columbia, held a few daya ago, great enthusiasm was manifested, and tho party thoroughly organized. Among the speakers wero Governor Cooko and Gene ral Chipman, his Secrelary : General Chip—an said that ho was exceed ingly grateful for the flattering reception they had seen fit to tender him, and he hoped tbat be might always retain their esteem and confi dence so long as be should be associated with them. It gave him great pleasure to see tbe harmony and good feeling tbat prevailed in tbe deliberations of tbe meeting, and it was an omen of succcsr in the coming election. He wet a Republican, and therefore he felt a great interojti n tbe success of the Republican party, and!i agnized in the convention beforebim tbe r entatives of that party in this dis trict.--.... | The result of the election here will have its effect upon the Republican party elsembere in a far greater measure perhaps than it were ' possible for us to conceive, and therefore it was essential tbat peace, good will and calm judgment should prevail in tbe consideration of the grave questions tbat will come before this meeting for its consideration. He hoped that each man would remember tbat we are in tbe future to bave no differences among our. selves as Republicans, but under the new order of things are to unite our efforts in tbe one great cause ot equal and exact justice, and move on to sure success. Thanking tbe meet ing again for the flattering compliment tbey bad paid him, he became seated, while the meeting gave three rousing cheers for "our new secretary." Soon after the delivery of these remarks by General Chipman, Governor Cooke made his appearance, aad amid deafening cheers was escorted to the platform and introduced to the audience by Judge Fisher. After thanking the convention for the honor done him, ho said t ADDRESS OP QOVKRKOB COOKE. Fellow-Citizens— l have accepted the invita tion of your committee to be present and ad dress you, for two purposes : First, to con gratulate you on the change of government in this District; and secondly, and principally, to urge upon you tho importance of harmony, unity, and consolidation. I trust that tbe un happy differences which have heretofore existed between the friends of popular rights iu'this District may henceforth be forgotten; or, if remembered, remembered only as belong ing to tbe past. (Applause.] A glorious future is before us, if we take counsel of wisdom, toleration, and prudence. Yet there must be no compromise with error or wrong. We cannot lower the standard which has so often led us to victory. Ignoring minor issues of men and factions, let us still follow that standard, and in solid phalanx fight for and win those eternal principles of popular rights, which are the foundation of the Republioan party. Win we can, if we are united. United we must be, if we would win! [Loud applause.] The inauguration of a new government for this District—a government invested with legislative and executive powers far more ample than we have ever here enjoyed before —marks tbe beginning of a new era for tbe national capital. It means, under the blessing of God, the encouragement of industry, the revival of trade, commerce, and manufactures, the opening of new railway communications with tbe interior, employment and good wages for labor, and profitable investments for capi tal, free schools for all, without dUtinctlon or discrimination; in brief, it means, in the broadest sense, progress, development, pros perity. [Applause.] In tbe furtherance of these grand objects I do not doubt the now government will render every aid and protection ; but, above all, it is my earnest purpose, so far as I can control af fairs, that it shall be administered upon the principles of the Republican party, with which I have been identified from its birth—a party whose first national administration under Lin coln gave to the colored man his freedom, and whose present administration under Grant gave him tbe weapon with which to defend that freedom—tbe ballot. [Loud and pro | longed applause.] . Paris.—Tho disturbances in Paris are expected to subside, we are assured, with , out the interference of the military. As i the National Guard itself has- been dis [ banded, on account of its demoralized con dition, no military force exists in strength sufficient to put down the rioters of the . suburbs. The truth is that Paris is in a , very dangerous state of agitation, and that, misled into excesses by Hugo, Rochefort, ■ and their class, she is virtually arrayed . against tho government which is trying to restore order.— N. Y. Tribune. Frightful Hurricane. TRAINS OF CAR 3 BLOWN FROM THE TRACK. SEVEN LIVES LOST —THIRTY TO FORTY PERSONS INJURED. A terrific hurricane passed over a por tion of East St. Louis between 2 and 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Tbo wind first came from the southeast, accompanied by a brisk shower, but suddenly veered to the southwest, and came with a fury and force never before witnessed in this lati tude It first struck the elevator on the bank of the river, and took part of tho roof off, and passing in a due north east direction, it totally demolished the freight depot of tho St. Louis and Vandalia railroad, eight hundred feet long, by one hundred feet high; the freight and passenger depot of the*North eaatern railroad, two freight-car depots, a portion of the passenger ticket office,,and the large round-house of tho Chicago and Alton railroad, tho car-house, scale office, freight office, and part of one of tho freight depots of the Ohio and Mis sissippi road; the freight and passenger depot 3of the Toledo and Wabash road, and a number of dwelling-houses in the vicinity. A portion of the roof of the Terre Haute aud Indianapolis depot was blown off, and nearly all the derricks and other appliances used in tho construction of the bridge, wero torn from their places and blown down into the rivor. Every thing in fact, within a space of from two hundred to three hundred yards wide, was actually torn to pieces. A train of cars, including a thirty ton locomotive, was blown down from the track and hurled about forty feet into a slough. Another train of thirteen cars, laden with grain, was overturned and smashed, and ono car wa3 blown into the river. A train was coming in on the Terre Haute road, and when at Brooklyn, threo miles north of east of St. Louis, was blown from the track, and about forty cars stand ing on a side track of the Toledo and Wa bash, aud Cnicago and Alton road, about nine miles out, were overthrown. Tho round-house oftho Chicago and Al ton road, after being blown down, caught lire from an engine inside and was burned. The engineer of the locomotive was burned to death. The number of killed and wounded can not be now stated ; but seven are kuown to be killed, and between thirty and forty seriously wounded ; some dan gerously, and a good many more slightly injured. It is believed a number of per sons are still buried beneath the ruins. The scene is frightful. Houses aro torn to fragments, others are unroofed or upset, and still others are carriod bodily from their foundations. Scarcely a building, tree, or anything else within the track of the storm is standing. Tho wreck and ruin is complete. The pecuniary losses aro estimated as follows : Tho Chicago and Alton railroad, $500,000; the Ohio and Mississippi, $200,000 ; the Toledo and.Wabash, $125, --000 ; tho St. Louis and Vandalis, $50,000; the Southeastern, $30,000 ; Wiggins'Ferry Company, $25,000. The steamboats lying on tho eastern side of the river are serious ly damaged. ,o, ■ A Mabried Woman and Mother who Goes to School.—The love of learning in some minds does not die after marriage, and perhaps not after death. There is a little person with long, flaxen hair, a straight, thin nose, and watery blue eyes, attending ono of our city schools, who has been married over a year. Herself and her dear old man (their .combined ages about 35 years) came here from Alabama shortly after they were made one. They were considerably annoyed at first by the bulky charges of unscrupulous boarding-house keepers, and wero kept knocking around liko a cloud in a gale of wind for some months. Finally, however, peace settled upon them iv a two-roomed cottage in a back alley, where they can live cheap. She has been going to school for a couple of months, and whenever tho weather is fine her little colored servant goes to meet her with the baby about three o'clock in tbe afternoon. It is as curious as interesting to observe the little flaxen-haired mother exchange her books and slato for the bun dle of shawl with a face peepiDg out of it at the street corner. It is also affecting to observe that little face grow red under the kisses of the school girl, as they are ap plied, with undiminished fervor, day after day.— Memphis Appeal. te» England's Attitude in the Pbace Negotiations.—Certain diplomatic cor respondence is published which shows tho part taken by England in the negotiations for peace at Versailles. Broglie, who ar rived in London on the 24th ultimo, ad dressed a note-to the Foreign Office com plaining of the indifference exhibited by England towards France, and asking Gran ville to obtain a prolongation of the armis tice and a reduction of the indemnity from the onerous amount of six milliard francs. Granville declined to interfere as to the armistice, but telegraphed the same day to Versailles representing that it was impossi ble for France to pay so great a sum as six milliards of francs. Odo Russell, the British representative at Versailles, writes that he reoived tbe dispatch too late to admit of his interposition in the negotia tions, but expressed the belief that Count Bismarck received a duplicate of the dis patch before the indemnity was finally settled at five milliards of francs. .—_ c. A thirsty Vermonter hitched his horse to a freight car standing on a side track, while he proceeded leisurely toward a neighboring saloon, iv quest of " tangle foot." Meantime, the freight-train moved on, and when the Vermonter returned, his team was missing. Proceeding up the track, he camo to a wrecked wagon, a wheel here, a spoke there, and soon after stumbled upon the poor horse, which had been choked to death ere the halter parted. ... Washington and Richmond Railroad. The special committee of the City Council of Alexandria, to whom the matter had been referred, havo held a meeting, and determined to report to the uext meeting of the Council a resolution giving tho Washington aud Richmond railroad the right of way through the city. ,» » » Paralyzed.—Mr. George Swain, ono of the oldest and most respected residents of Alexandria, was stricken with paralysis i while on thestieet Wednesday, and had to be carried heme, and now lies in a very critical conditiou. THE __UISLATUR_. Richmond, March 10. Senate. The Lieutenant-Governor in tho chair. Prayer by the Roy. H. L. Burrows. SENATE BILLS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEES. To amend and ro-enact section 7 of the act approved July 11th, 1870, entitled an act to authorize subscriptions to tho stock of incorporated companies by the counties of Campbell and Pittsylvania, the city of Lynchburg and the town of Danville. To incorporate the Atlantic Milling, Manufacturing, Warehousing nnd Guar anty company. To incorporate the Life Insurance Com pany of Virginia. To incorporate tho town of LovingstOD. To amend and re-enact an act passed March 16th, 1860, incorporating the town of Powelton, in the county of Amherst. BILLS, MEMORIALS, i&C, INTRODUCED AND REFERRED. By Mr. Waddoll—Memorial of the citi zens of Augusta county, in regard to the interest on money. By Mr. Boazley—Bill to provide a new charter for tho town of Charlottesville. By Mr. Thomas Taylor—Tu incorporate tho towns of Middleburg and Hillsborough in tho county of Loudoun. By Mr. Beazley—To amend and re-enact the Bth section of an act entitled an act incorporating a company for improving tho navigation of the Rivanna river. By Mr. Grimsley—Providing for votts t be taken for annexing parts of Bucking ham to Cumberland add Prince Edward, and parts of Cumberland to Prince Edward county. By same—Petitions of citizens of tbe above named counties, asking for the pas sage of said or a similar bill. By Mr. Taylor, of Norfolk—To amend and re-enact the 3d section of the act en titled "an act supplemental to the act pro viding for tho collection of the State's revenue and county levies for the year 1870," approved January 6, 1871. REFUSED. Mr. Smith, of New Kent, offered the following resolution : Be it resolved by the Senate, That the use of the Senate Chamber be granted to Mrs. Paul ica VV. Davis for the purpose of deliver ing a temperance lecture to-night at "!,' o'clock. Rejected—Yoas 12 ; nays 16. House of Delegate*. House mot at 10 A. M., Speaker Turner in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. H. L. Burrows. N. PISCICULTURE. Senate bill appropriating money to de fray tho expense of replenishing the fresh water streams of tho State with fish, was, on motion of Mr. Wall, of Frederick, placed on the calendar, under a suspension of the rules requiring its reference. BILLS REPORTED. Senate bills: To requiro manufacturers of fertilizers to label ihnir packages with a correct analysis of the same; to amend and re-enact section 0, chapter 179, acts of 1869-'7O, in relation to county trea surers ;to amend the Ist and 2d sections | of an act lequiring a deposit of securities i to be made by foreign insurance companies > doing business in this State, (with amend ments.) House bill: To repeal tho fence law in the county of Brunswick. , LIMITATION TO SPEECHES. 1 Mr. Daniel offered a resolution that dur ing the remainder of the presont session, ' no speech on any subject shall exceed 15 \ minutes in duration, and no extension of i time shall exceed 10 minutes, without a two-thirds voto of the House in favor thereof ; nor shall tbero be any extension i beyond 10 minutes. The rule requiring its reference to a committee was suspended, and the resola- } tion agreed to—ayes 58, noes 22. LEAVES OF ABSENCE were granted to Meßsrs. Bristow, Brlling and P. M. Perkins for two days each, and Gilmer and Glascock, four days each. BILLS PASSED. Houso bill to authorize the city of Lynchburg to build a dam across James , river, am] to improve the water level be- , low the sime, and to issue bonds for the purpose of paying the same. Senate bill to amend section G of chap ter 179 of acts of 1869-70, in relation to county treasurer, with amendment to title. THE TAX BILL. Senate bill imposing taxes for tho sup- I port of government and free schools, and to pay the interest on the public debt, was taken up as the special order, and was be ing discussed and amended as we close. i The Senatorial investigation into the ■ Ku-Klux outrages in North Carolina has been closed. So overwhelming is tbe tes timony as to tho terrible nature of the [ wrongs done loyal men, that the commit tee has declined to examine all the witness es who presonted themselves. A Maine father has sued a son-in-law for luuches, horse feed, and things fur- i nisbed while he was sparking his girl. He has brought in a counter claim, j charging his father-in-law with meals iur nished since the wedding, while the old man was visiting. The aspect of Paris baa thrown the citizens generally into a painful state of excitement, and the consequenco is all con- , fideuce in the stability of the present gov ernment is lost. Suspicion and distrust are visible everywhere. ' During a recent visit of tho Illinois State Treasurer to New York, he paid $2 000,000 of tbe Illinois State debt, ! whi:h now amouuts to only $2,400,000. I Daniel McNaughton, Jr., aged twenty- ! four years, intimately connected with the , first families of Ohio, shot himself dead Wednesday. Cause, intemperance. Cedar Rapids, lowa, Monday, olectcd the straight Republican ticket fur city officers. There were seven different tick ets run in opposition. Police Court. —The following cases were disposed of by Police Justioe White this morning: John Nathaalel and John Carter were charged with stealing and carrying away one accordeon of the value of $15, the property of Joseph Schriver.— Carter was discharged, and Nathaniel sout on for trial. Jamos Shaw, charged with unlawfully and felo nlouily ossa.lting and beating D.J. McCormlck, and threatening to shoot said McCormick with a pistol, was requlrod to give security in the sum of $300 for future gojd behavior. A number of penou% w.ro before the Police Justice this moruinir, charged wirh running wagons on the public striets without having paid the proper llcenie us required by the city ordioance, aud were In most oasos required to leave the sum of $10 with lergoaut Chalkley to the credit of the city. The Chrlitle Murder Cane. ONE OP THB ACCUSED DISCHARGED—THE OTHKB SENT ON FOR INDICTMENT. The examination ot witnesses in tbo case of John and Hugh Smith, charged with tbe mur der of John Christie, whose body was found in the dock on Monday last, was concluded late John Smith was sent on for indictment, and was allowed bail in the sum of $2,000 for his appearance before the grand jury, on tho first Monday in April next. Hugh was discharged, there being no evi dence to connect him with the crime. Fatal Accident from Whiskey.— Last evening abont C o'clock, Jacob Dilman, an oyster opener, who resided in "Hog Alley," between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets, fell down a pair ol steps while drank and broke his neck. Coronor Trent, after hearing the facts in the case, did not deem an inquest ne- I eessary, but delivered his body to his family for interment. He leaves s wife and son, who were absent at the time of the fatal accident. Twenty-eight dollars were found in his pocket. His wife was absent at Manchester where she works in a factory, and his son was engaged in Rocketts where he has employment. When tbey left borre yesterday morning ho was sober, but became intoxicated alter they left. Accidents. —We regret to state that a very respectable citizen of Oregon Hill—Mr. Patrick Belton—met with a very painful and serious accident a few days since ; having, as I we learn, broken one of his limbs in two places. I Mr. Helton was an industrious worker and in I the employ of tho Tredegar company. Mr. James Rock, of Seventeenth street, had a very painful fall two or three days since, considerably injuring his hip; but we are glad to learn that the hurt is upon the mend. Mr. Rock is a very useful, respectable and estima ble citizen. Skating Rink open this afternoon. ■ The Republican Publishing Company. — Judge Beverly R. Well ford, Jr., of Richmond Circuit court, on tbo Bth instant granted a charter to a joint stock company, composed of a number of parties, under the provisions of chapter 65 of the code of Virginia, under tbe name and stylo of " The Republican Publish ing Company." The object of the company is stated to be to carry on the business ot print ing and publishing a newspaper in the city of Richmond, and to transact the usual business of a printing office. Tho capital stock to be not leas than $15,000 or more than $50,000, divided into shares of $25 each. The officers of said company are as follows: Edward Daniels, president, late of Ounston Hall, Fair, fax county, Virginia; David ii. Parker, treai urer, of Richmond, Virginia. Directors:— Edward Daniels, H. H. Wells, Charles S. Mills, W. W. Forbes, of Richmond; Roscoe G. Greene, of Petersburg. Recorded in the office of the Secretary ot tho Commonwealth. Incident on the Square. —Day before yes terday, an old lady who used a long stick to propel herself with, was found walking on one of the grass plots in the Capitol Square. Al soon as one of the Capitol watchmen saw her he commenced hailing, accompanied by an in timation that she must get oil* the grass. To I this, either not hearing or not disposed to J obey if she did, no attention was paid. The police then proceeded to enforce tbe law, which was to get the old lady off the grass. This he found a rather difficult task, for she not only refused with her tongue, but banged him with her stick. Finally, with the aid of Eha was lifted off tho turf bodily and on the main avenue. Hero sho sat refused to budge an inch, and they ig Detention. —The N. G. baik mall, which arrived in this port on lay of last August, with a cargo of !ssrß. S. C. Tardy _ Co., and which that time been lying at City Point ■ seven months) awaiting for a cessa- j tion of hostilities between France and Ger many, cleared front the custom-house yester day for Norfolk, to take in a cargo of grain Skating at the Rink Saturday morn- I in/. * Found Dead. —An old colored man, by I the name of Isaac King, was found dead at bis residence in Rocketts last eight. It appeared that King had been in bad health for some time past, and that death ensued from natural I caaies. The coroner was notified this morn- I ing, and after viewing tbe body, ordered it to be buried at the expense of the city. Convicts Received. —Tha following con victs were received at the penitentiary to-day, Tiz : George W. Sharpener,;wbite, Frederick county, 7 years for robbery ; T. H. I.undy, colored, Greensville, 3 years for felony ; Puss Mayo, colored, Danville, 5 years for felony; Thomas Butts, colored, Portsmouth, 5 years Appointment of an Assistant Assessor. — Rosier D. Berkley, of Alexandria, has been ap pointed by Gen. Alfred Pleasanton, Commis sioner of Internal Revenue, Assistant Assessor, oftho 4th Division of the Srd District of Vir ginia, to reside at Fredericksburg. Tbe former incumbent resigned. To be Hung. —There is a colored man in confinement at the penitentiary who is un der sentence of death, to be executed in May, for the murder of a guard placed over bim I while hired out to work on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad last summer. He is kept in close confinement, and, it is stated, doea not appear to realize his situation. Skating at tho Bink this afternoon. ° Dead. —We regret to hear of the death of Mr. Henry Davis, a prominent citizen of Petersburg, which occurred at 8 o'clo.k this morning, after a brief illness. Deceased was the father of George H. Davis, of the firm or Davis, Drake It Co., and uncle of Mrs. Mayor Keiley, of this city. Excursion Down James River. — Capt. Minor, engineer of the James river improve ment, has invited the mayor and members of the City Council to join him in an excursion to Dutch Gap canal on tomorrow. They will meet in -the morning at the wharf of the John Sylvester, at half-past 11 o'clock, Fire in Dinwiddle. —Tbe barn of Mr. Iloam Bradt, about 6 miles from Petersburg, waa destroyed by fire about 4. o'clock on Wed nesday morning last. It contained a quantity of corn and provender, and was not insured. The fire was evidently tbo work ofau incen- Removal. —The office of tho Southern Express company will soon be removed to the large warehouse next to John S. Devlin's clothing store, on Main street. After Goods. —Many of our merchant are now absent at the North laying in a stoel of goods for tho summer trade. Skating at tho Kink Saturday morn ing. * Most of the seveuty-odd factories with which Richmond is blessed have resumed op erations. The United States court and grand jury Will be iv session nn M- niac, the 14th instant The rain wlncli nil moat plentifully last night was much needed by the farmers. S:ck —Governor Walker has l»een sick jpttfrf Advertising. Advertisements will be inserted In the KVKMj.'j JOURNAL at the following rates: Ono sqnare, ono Insertion $ 7* One sqnare, two Insertion .— 1 *-° One square, three Insertions 1 7* One square, clx Insertions B id One sqnare, twelve Insertions £ 60 One sqnare, one month 10 00 One sqnare, two month. 18 00 One sqnare, three months For quarterly and yearly Alvr-nlser. apeclal arrangements will be made. BY TELgGRAgg Washington New*, Washington, March 10.—The removal of Senator Sumner from tbe chairmanship of tho committee on foreign relations is still the subject of discussion in poiilical circks. Senators Chandler aud Morton, espe cially the first named, made a bitter speech in favor of the change, and warmly op posed a motion made by Mr. to recommit tho matter. Ho declared that the party would not lose a vote by Iho change, but tbat it would harmonizo the party and strengthen the hands of tho ad ministration. During the latter part of the caucus, us stated, Mr. Sumner was present, but did not participate. Ho was confident to the last that he would not bo deposed, and only gave up when his col eaguo's motion to recommit was lost. Tho only vota which was taken by yeas and nays was on the motion of Mr. Wilson to recommit and report Mr. Sumner back as chairman. It was iv detail as follows : For Sumner —Senators Gilbert, Trumbull, Robertson, Logan, Morrill, of Vermont; Morrill, of Maine ; Wilson, Wright, Win dotn, Ferry, of Connecticut; Schurz, Cragin, Fenton, Sherman, Spraguo, Tip ton, Spencer, Caldwell, Hitchcock, Corbett and Boreman—2l. Against Sumner— Senators Harlan, Pratt, Kellogg, Cole, Osbom.Pomeroy, Hamlin,Chandler, Ferry, of Michigan,. Nye, FrelinghuyKCD, Conk ling, Pool,Scott,Sawyer, Howe, Carpenter, Stewart, West, Lewis, Morton, Brownlow, Edmunds, Ramsey, Ames and Hamilton, of Texas—2o. Tho Republican members of tho House held a caucus last night, continuing three hours. A private letter from the Presi dent to Speaker Blame was read, in which the President does not venture to recom mend any course for tho Republicans to pursue, but suggests that some kind of measure be adopted for the protection of Southern loyalists, without going into further legislation. A general discusMon took place on the subject, but no conclu sion was attained. Mr. luocencio Cassanova, whose expul sion from Cuba has been noticed, was in this city yesterday and presented a memo rial to tho State Department, setting forth the facts of the expulsion, among which was taking his passport from him nnd re taining it. He subsequently called at tho Executive Mansion and related the facts there. The understanding is that the Southern claims commissioners will organize and commence business operations immo liately a'ter tho confirmation of their appoint ments. » _.>-. , The : iv, Domingo Commlaeioii—A —.evolution Imminent. Santiago De Cuba, March 9. —A letter received from Puerto Plata, dated tho Gth, says: The San Domingo commission !e't here for Monte-Cristo yesterday, ac companied by Baez. The official belief in Puerto Piata is that thu annexation scheme will be carried, notwithstanding there is a strong party in opposition to Baez. Threats have been nude to burn the town if it is annexed, and already two houses have been set on fire. Gmrds patrol the t wn at night. Partisans of Cabral predict a general re v-1 ition, and there is much excitement in the isl-ini. It is reported here that the condition of Baez is critical. The annexa tion paity, however, remains firm. An attempt to ussassinate Mr. Farrington, British Consul at Puerto Plata, failed. The Dominican General Luperon has entered D iminica from Hayti to join tho revolution against Ba»z, aud the American Consul at Cape Haytien bas reminded the com mander there that non-interference with Domiuican affairs should be the policy of the Haitian government. *eega.e, llhotle lalamt Politic. Providence, March 10.—The Republican State Convention met yesterday. Hon. Jonathan Brayton presided. The old ticket was renominated, as follows: For Governor, S-th Padelford; Lieutenant- Governor, Pardon W. Stevens; Secretary of State, Johu It. Bartlett ; Attoruey- Geuoral, Williaid Styles; General Trea surer, Samuel A. Parker. Ihe convention was entirely harmonious, and made the nominations by acclamation, except in one instance. -eteWaa-e. ■ Escape of Highwaymen Salt Lake, March 10.— Wm. McKay, the notorious robber, who, in connection with time othor men, recently robbed the Biuthern mails, lias aguin made his escapo from prison in company with tho other men, this time from the custody of the Mormon police. He is supposed to La striking tor the Uuion Pacific railroad, lie iB probably the most desperate ruffian ever in Utah. Smothered In a Mine. Ashland, Pa., March 10.—Patrick Burns and William Bannister, miners, were smothered by gas last night while at work in the mines of the Tunnel Colliery, near lure. Both were men of family, aud mem bers of the Miners' Uuion. Tho bodies havo not yet been recovered. To the Public. With the retirement of Mr. B. \V. Cilli.i fn.ru the Sivra JoiKNiL, I beg leave to anuouuca to my Mends nnd Ihe public generally that uiy c.n.ic , tion with that paper ceased. El««at Wltlz. Richmond, March 10th, 1871. HimiWi LIP3COMB—LACY.—In this c-,y, « Hie „lh o l ' February, 1171, at the rwUwMOf th. bride's futbei, by He?. M-\ Lkihl, of King and o'ieeu county. Mi- T'lOS. A. LIPSCOMB, ol King William rouutv, to Miss 8. H, I.MJY.uI Kichmond, Va. DI_U. CKTOSiIAW.—Onthe morning of iho 10th inst. WALTKII OBKW, son ol John 11. and ,lv litu A. Cr'Miihaw, aged 0 months and IA days. Th. funeral wil take place at tho residence cf his fathei, TO MORROW at 11 o'clock. Relatives aud fi-te.ilM oT Iho family are invited to attend. * TUB SOUTIIKII* ASSOCIATION.-R*PFLIC for tho Benefit of the Widows and Oiplians of the Southern Stales. DISTRIBUTION No. 216. Evukins Mar. ». 7, 68, 50, 80, 43, 77, 71, 16, 66, !6, 89, 54, 41, DISTRIBUTION No. 216 Moaxiso Msa. 10. 62, 45, 18, 9, 77, 6, 111, M, 60, 3. SS, 6, 7.1, 66, 47, Witness my liand, at Richmond, Va., this 10th day of March, 1871. SIMMONS * CO, O. H Ti.MPKINS. Managers. Commissioner. CKRTIFICATE'* OF RAKKLK, can be pun < asod from Gent. W. 1. DABMIT, at th. Branch otSc , No 3, Eleventh street, one door from Main.