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JLWhltt—;er, Walter Mahoney,
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MUSIC, _•-.
Tnfuiiiof MUBtoT' MUSIC
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
of every des-rlption
I respectfully solicit a call at lnv new establish
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
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
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
. ——... '
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Richmond, March 10.
The Lieutenant-Governor in tho chair.
Prayer by the Roy. H. L. Burrows.
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.
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
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.
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 "!,'
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.
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.
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
House bill: To repeal tho fence law in
the county of Brunswick. ,
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.
were granted to Meßsrs. Bristow, Brlling
and P. M. Perkins for two days each, and
Gilmer and Glascock, four days each.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
The understanding is that the Southern
claims commissioners will organize and
commence business operations immo liately
a'ter tho confirmation of their appoint
» _.>-. ,
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.
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
-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.
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.
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. *
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.
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.

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