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The JOURNAL is served by the came
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dingle copies in wrappers Tmn Cents.
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m in that 3 00; one year $6 00
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TUB CATHOLIC MAL« ORPHAN ASYLUM,
AT ASSEMBLY HALL,
ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY, Maech 17t«.
Committee or ArniAitaEMEifTS:
J L Whittaker, Walter Mahonay,
James Hays, Win Huiil.ii:,
James McGraw, Wm Rally,
Dr J A Simons, John Ahem.
Cant Wm English, John Gallagher,
D Broptiy, P Fennesaey,
Dr Maboney, F J Kelley,
J PCowardln, MM Golden.
Managers:
Oon. P. T. Moore, Chairman.
His Sx Gilbert CWalkor, lion A M Keller, Mayor,
(ierrHenry A Wiso, Hon James Lyons,
James A Cownrdtn, Col H C Cab, il,
00l Albert Ordwav, John Purcell,
Dr J DOnlleu, Capt William English,
James H Dooloy, Courtney Jenkins,
Joseph J ltuglleb, Thomas II Wynne,
John M Higgins, Daniel firosnahan,
Robert Korno, Michael Murphy,
John S Dcvi v, Lawrence Lottier,
James P Cowardin, Robert X Bnglisb,
John PJxxinl, Krnest WilU,
Frank P lloiley, Lucien Lewis, j
Walter Mahonev, James Mcflrnw,
Thomas O'Furrell, J CI Baker,
Darid Fitzgerald, Michael Ready,
William Simons, William Kankin, ,
Patrick McOovern, Johu H Walsh,
James Qolden, Joseph Augustine,
Capt P F Konnody, John H Knowles, {
11 Antelotti, P F Boyle,
Capt W Lloyd, John Qinnochi,
A Brari.
43* TICKETS, admitting a Lady and Gentleman,
$1; admittiug a Gontleman aril two Ladies, $1.50.
For sala at various places, and on tho night of the
Ball at tho Assembly Hall.
A SPLENDID FESTIVAL and a largo sumfor the
noble cause aro anticipated. mh 7 —td
A OADKMY OF MUSIC.
Franklin street, opposite Ballard House.
GREAT ATTRACTIONS FOR THIS WEEK.
NEW STARS,
The only Variety Theatre now open in the city.
AORANDGALA WEEK.
IMMENSE SUCCESS OF THE FEMALE MIS'-
Admission —10, 25 and 50 cents.
ASSEMBLY HALL.
The REGULAR ASSEMBLIES for Skating at tho
above Hall will toke place every MONDAY, WED
NESDAY and FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, at 4 o'clock,
overy TUESDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY
NIGHTS, at 8 o'clock, and every SATURDAY morn
ing at 10
Every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY NIGHT, at S
o'clock, tho Rink will be open EXCLUSIVELY fo.
gentlemen and youths.
The PRICE OF ADMIBSION. with the use of
Skates, is 50 cents, for a Bingle ticket, or $3 per dozen.
Children, under 1* years of age, 25 cents.
At the Afternoon Assemblies Ladies and Boys will I
only be charged 25 cents. mh 7—tf
rpHB SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE,
JL for tho Benefit of the Widows and Orphans ol
the Southern States.
EIBUTION No. 217. ErxsiNU Mar. 10.
, 68, 20, 64, 62, 37, 29, 15, 24, 45, 81, 12,
[BUTION No. 218. MORNING- Mar. 11.
6, 43, 21, 30, 44, 16, 45, 60, 41, 39, 66,
;ss my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 11th day
:h, 1871.
IONS A CO., C. Q. TOMPKINS,
Managers. . Commissioner.
'IFICATEB OF RAFFLE, con bo purchased
ipt. W. I. DABNEY, at tho Branch office, No
snth street, one door from Main - I
' I
BHIPPINQ. ■
bT i'w™Y~cTirkT"
i he OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
I)MPANY'S elegant side-whoel I
jamship ALBEMARLE, Capt BiACKWoon, will leave
r wharf, nt Kocketls on SUNDAY, March 12th,
7 o'clock A. M.
Freight recoived until Saturday night.
,re tl2 00
eerage 8 00
>uud Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
mh 10—It No. S Governor street. |
fOB NBW YORK.
The VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP and
IACKKT COMPANY'S elegant steam I
lip GEO. B. UPTON, Captain J. B. Rouirts, will
iavo her wharf at Rocketts on TUESDAY, March
Itb, at SP. M. Freight received np to the honr of
Close connections and through bills of lading with
II southern and eastern ports.
This elegant steamship lias fine cabin accomnioda
ions.
.•■mid trip tickets, good until used, only 15 00
For freight or passage, apply to
DAVID J. BURR. President.
No. 1214 Main street.
r"ASI)INOToN k Co., Agents,
Pier2l North Jiver.Now York. mhlO—3t
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
3ENJAMIN BATES, [
00K8KLLBR AND STATIONS R,
1003 MAIN STREET,
mh 10—If RICHMOND. VA.
I) AllJ BOOKS. —WANTED—Rare old
XV American Books ; $5 for Robert B. Thomas'
Almanac for 1793 ;$2 for 1795. Any person having
rare old American Books, such as the works of Rich
* axd, Increase, Samuel, Kleazer, or Cotton Mather, or
any or the works of the first New England writers,
or Dr. Fiauklin's genuine Poor Richard's Almanac,
or any American almanac in good condition, printed
prler to 1752, or Ancient Indian Narratives, or any
rare American newspaper, pamphlet, Ac, can bear I
of a purchaser by stating price, condition, Ac, and
addressing JAMES T. MOULTON,
fe 14-dAwlm No. 4 Cames street, Lynn, Mass.
BILLIARD TUMPL.K.
DEDFORD A IVES'
(lute of the SpoLswood Hotel.)
BILLIARD TEMPLE,
CORNER OF MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREETS,
RICHMOND, VA.
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
mhß— »m
KUSTAVRANTS
BROAD STREET.
RESTAURANT AND LAGER BEER SALOON.
AUGUST WEIMKIt,
fo2o—lm Proprietor.
MUSIC, *.«.-.
m|USICt MUSn; I MUSIC
No. 918 Mil* STREET,
No longer of Ibe firm of Marsh A Pollock, is now
prepared to sera bis friends and the public gene-
BIIBKT MUSIC AND MUSICAL MIiKCHANDIBE
eveiy description
_t respeiuitilv ■otUut a call at my new establish
ed, JOHN MARSH,
918 Main St., bet. Ninth and Tenth.
ffltc JBnito !3>totee3<mnwl.
• 8.00 Per Itir,
19 Cta. Per Weak
Getting £tate gmfrual
Among the neglected industries easiest I
to adopt in Virginia, is that of fruit col
tare. It promises highly remunerative
results, with small original outlay. If in
telligently begun, and prosecuted with rea
sonable diligence and skill, it is absolutely
certain to pay fairly.
Every variety of soil, slope and situa
tion, where a hole can bo dug and a tree
or viue set, can bo rendered available.
But the plants must bo adapted to these
varying conditions. Thus apples of some
sort will grow everywhere in Virginia, but
auy given variety will not do equally
everywhere. So of the grape, the pear,
the cherry, and all the list of frliUa. Lo
cal influences also make themselves felt in
changing the quality of fruit. As a rule,
wintor varieties, carried a few hundred
miles South, become mellow in autumn,
and lose entirely their long-keeping qual
ity. Sour fruits become pleasant, and
pleasant fruits insipid by the Bame change.
The bearing qualities of trees change in
the same way. Only a few troes and vines
do well on varied soils and over largo
spaces. The Concord grape and the Wil
son Albany strawberries are two remark
able cases of fruits which are prolific
everywhere ; but these are greatly im
proved in quality in tho warmer climates.
There are two prime conditions to be ob.
served in selecting trees :
Ist. Get good ones.
2,1. Get varieties adapted to the climate
and soil.
To bo suro of getting good trees, you
must find a reliable nursery man. Avoid
R possible tree pedlars. They have cost
lillions, not merely in the loss of trees,
the discouragement of tree-planting
id by those failures,
insult the nurseryman nearest you,
and find out what ho has for sale, and if
you have no list, get him to make you one.
In our advertising list, you will find
Franklin Davis & Co., of Richmond.
Their list is large, and their stock well
i grown and true to name. They will send
you what you order. In the northern
part of the State, Chalkley, Gilligham &
, Co. have extensive nurseries of well grown
: trees, and are entirely reliable. Friend
Gilligham is a man of sterling integrity,
and has been growing fruit trees in Vir
ginia for twenty yoars, and will give you
a good list. His advertisement in our
paper will give details.
When we came into tho State a few
years ago, we found great difficulty in ob
taining detailed information as to varieties.
Seeking information from all sources, we
have annually changed our list to correct
errors. In our experience some things
have become clear, and we have watched
others with some care. This is now our
Bh season, and already we can see
c the facts we present in this article
auld have saved us hundreds of dollars ;
yet, in spite of mistakes incident to a
change in climate and soil, where no ex
tensive fruit growing has been done, our
venture in setting fruit will pay far better
than any other branch of our farming.
If one reflects a moment the safety of
such investments, intelligently made, will
appear. Let us set out this spring a hun
dred well-grown apple trees. They will
cost, say, $15 per hundred at the nursery,
and when set, say, twenty-five cents
each. We now cultivate the ground
thoroughly with some hoed crop, being
careful not to plough near the tree, or
plant anything so as to draw sustenance
from the soil near its roots, or let a
single weed remain. Four years, with
proper care as to trimming, protec
tion from noxious insects, and, of course,
protection from cattle and sheep, will
givo us on an average a peck of fruit to
each tree. If culture is still kept up,
this yield will be steadily increased at
the rate of 50 per cent., till the tree
attains its full size, and even then it will
continue to bear for a century. At the
sixth year from the setting, the trees will
iage one bushel each, and if they are
le proper varieties will be worth fifty
9 per bushel at the very lowest esti
). Each tree will then yield us a
3 income of fifty cents per anuum,
:h is the interest at ten per cent, upon
nve dollars.
We have now a piece of property which
is just as well worth dollars
as if it were in government bonds or gold,
and ono that will inoreaes its income more
surely and rapidly than any other kind of
property we know, At teu years old such
an orchard ought to yield a thousand
bushels of good fruit, and twenty years
two thousand at least. Every tree is then
worth twenty-fivo dollars at ten years old,
and fifty dollars each at twenty years.
Don't point to your old neglected or
chards of seedlings growing iv tho grass
H weeds, which have never been cultiva
manured or trimmed, and which treat
you as Bbabbily, as you have them. Don t
point to even well cultivated or
chards of trees brought from abroad, not
adapted to our climate, which may grow
finely but give no fruit. Find us an or
chard of home-grown trees, well selected,
well set, and woll cared for, ton years old,
aid the owner will tell you that it is a moat
satisfactory investment.
Look at the enormous value of the fruit
product of Western New York, for in
stance. Forty years agn, the orchards |
thore wore mostly seedlings, fruit po< r
and unsaleable. Tho Rochester nurseries I
RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH U, 1871.
lew trees on trial, tne wnoie 01 western
New York is now a vast orchard. New
York apples are found in every market on
this continent, and are extensively shipped
to Europe. Tho city of Washington is
supplied with apples, grapes and pears
from New York, and in Richmond large
quantities are sold. We have the advan
tage of thecs local markets, and can com
pete for tho possession of tho larger mar
kets of the seaboard, with many advantages
in our favor.
We say, then, sot fruit trees, and go
about it this very spring. Thero is yet
time till the first of May, if trees aro taken
' up now and put in a cool shady place,
with roots deeply covorod to keep them
back. It will pay if you want to keep
tho land on which they grow, and pay in
comfort to your family, in a variety and
succession of delicious fruits, in health,
and finally in a solid bnlance at bank. If
you want to sell, the growth of the trees,
constant day and night, rapidly appreciates
your farm, and increases its market valuo.
A good orchard is often the one determin
ing fact with a purchaser. Let every
youth, from 14 to 20, begin to set trees
now. Think what return they will bring
you when you reach manhood or middle
life. There is no surer path to indepen
dence, and none along which more genuine
happiness can be realized. Whatev
happens you havo one sure resource, am
the constant intlow of healthful and c
nobling influences from Horticulture.
It does not require much land to ma
a good beginning. Fifty acres gives a lar
orchard, and ten acres will afford wid
scope for industry and skill.
Our professional men and our farme
are now alike equally at fault in the ma
ter of fruit growing. Thero are few goc<
orchards in Virginia, considering its va
area of good land and its favorable climat
for fruit. It ought to bo and can be a ver
Eden of fruitfulness and beauty. T
variety of its productions in garden, farm
and orchard, aro equal to those of any
portion of the world. Every good citizen
owes it to himself, his family, and the
!eucourago fruit growers by pre
example.
aur conditions of success are—
;t good trees,
ough deeply, drain if wet, and
ly prepare the soil,
t carefully,
rotcct, cultivate clean and manur
il is poor) with ashes, muck, bone
titer fertilizers,
sudiug to these conditions, success
reward the cultivator. If we
:o general attention to this sub
:ho setting of fruit trees become a
ranch of industry as in the North,
ivill ba added to tho wealth of the
uds exhausted by grain and tobac
mtaiu the elements of tree growth,
; free from stumps, can bo eco
j utilized as in Delawaro and New
We hope to see the industrial |
ho State turned into this healthful
lising channel. Wo give below
varieties carefully made up from
experience and observation to as
who may wish to order trees at
Ye shall be glad to roccive com
munications upon this subject from every
part of tho State.
The following list of fruits, especially
adapted to Virginia, will be found to cover
the whole season, from the earlier to the
latest keeping varieties. Local additions
can be made by each district. The trees I
are to be found in any of the nurseries ad
vertised in tho State Journal :
I apples— Winter.
Winesap, Newton Pippin, Rawles' Janet,
Limber-twig, Winter Cheese, Nickaj&ck, Qul
lej, Shockley, Prior's Ued, Ortley or Hollow
core Pippin, White Winter Pearinbin, Ed
ward's.
For Summer.
Red Astracan, Early Harvest, Summer Peir
man, Sweetßough, Red June, bunimor Cheese,
Julian, Summer Queen.lArotnatic Carolina.
Fall Varieties.
Smoke-house, Hunge, Hubbard's Sugar, Bo- I
num, Camming's Red, Golden Russet, Backing- I
ham, Kauibo.
PEARS.
The pear has been less grown as a culti
vated fruit than the apple, but enough has
been learned to show that it will be very I
successful on the clay uplands especially
It requires a clay soil, dry, and deeply
♦Summer.
Bartlett, Bloodgond, Dearborn's seedling,
Bottiezer, Doyenne d'ete, and Butter.
Pitches do Angouleme, Beurre Claisgecau,
Seekel, Bartlett Belle Lucrative, Sheldon,
Louise Bonne de Jersey, Williams.
Winter.
Beurre de Anjou, Danas, Hovey, Lawrence,
Winter Nelis and Vicar of Winkfleld.
[•BACHES.
Preiident, Honest John, Hales' Early, Trothi'
Early, Large Early York, Troths late, La
grange, Heath's Cling and Heath's Free, Roy
al George, Kensington, Hon;y, Blush Lemon.
GRAPES.
I
Concord, Herbmont, Delaware, Catawba and
Isabella, in the mountain region, Souppernong
in south Virginia, Ives' Seedling, Norton •
STRAWBERRIES.
Wilson's Albany, Agriculturalist, Horvey
Seedling, Miatt Welcome, Charles Downing.
RESUKItaiES.
Philadelphia Seedling, Red Antwerp.
This list will bo continued in our col
umns for awhile, and will be revised from
time to time. Let our fruit-growers send
in suggestions.
The schooner Arno St. Andrew, of Bos
ton, was recently wiecked on Wood's
Island, Massachusetts, and two of the crew
In tho town of Lee, Massachusetts, there
This disease has fouud its way from
Washington across the Potomac, and at
tacked our Virginia Legislature heavily.
The National Congress has seldom displayed
more anxiety for " authority to send for
persons and papers" than has b"sn shown
during the past few wroks by some of
the leaders of that Virginia party which
denounces the practices of Congress.
Here, for six weeks, the business of the
General AbSotnbly has been retarded, tho
convenience and comfort of private citizens
disregarded, and the newspapers glutted
with dull, dry matter, by special commit
tees.
Ono was organized to ferret out tho
"bribery and corruption" of the Pennsyl
vania Central campaign and has succeoded
in establishing—nothing. This may not
prove that improper meaDa wave not boon
employed, but it surely establishes the fact
that tho committee system of inquisition is
entirely without effect.
Another and similar attempt to accom
plish impossibilities, is developed in tho
cumbersome, uninteresting and unimpor
tant proceedings which have followed tho
recommitment of Senato Bill No. 3 to tho
House committee on roads. The morning
papers are filled with accounts of the
long-winded testimony of persons in tho
interest of either side to the contest now
pending, and what does it all amount to ?
The committee doesn't listen, and the
public doesn't read.
A GOOD WITNESS.
Before the committee of roads, yester
day afternoon, General Mahono was asked
a five 'me question by Mr. Wood of Hali
fax. Tho reply of the "Great Railroad
President" occupies two columns and a
I quarter of the small type of the Dispatch.
THE COLLAR-ER.
" Tho great Virginian " testifies that
Colonel Bridgers, of North Carolina, stated
to him " that in approaching members of
the Legislature of Virginia upon this ques
tion, he was uniformly met with tho in
quiry, 'How will this affect the interests
committed to General Mahono ?' "
Now this might have been simply a
stgacious blandness of manner and pleas
antry of speech on tho part of Mr. Bridgers,
but that General Mahone did not so con
sider it is evideut from his testimony, for
he says: "The reply I made to Mr. B.
was that /could not consent that he or his
I road, or any authority resident outside of
this State, should control the Richmond
and Petersburg road." Upon what meat
hath this our Cesar fed that he has grown j
so great, and upon what milk and water
can he have made our Assembly to subsist
that it has grown so small ?
But the fact is, the spell has been broken,
if it ever existed. Girth has been relieved
of his collar, even though FaDgs still en
dures thraldom.
SOMETHING IN RESERVE.
The opponents of Richmond interests
depend mightily upon the faith that Geno
ral Mahone has something immense in re-
Krve, some bombshell that will blow up :
o whole Ellyson and Anderson.encamp
ment, and leave not a vestige of
to his magnificent schemes.
We cannot imagine what tho new stroka
is to be, unless ho cither runs in the pocket
himself, or persuades Mr. Wood's
celebrated Tom-cat to have kittens.
WAYS THAT ARE DARK.
The people of Norfolk will please to ob
serve that the first alliance which General
Hone made was as against tho "Robin
lynasty," to which he declared himself
terably opposed. Now, it is said
bat he is the great champion and
defender of Norfolk's right to a mo
nopoly of Southern trade, by tho Sea
board aud Roanoke road. The presi
dent of tho Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio
company has it seems been on both sides
of the present sapling, and yet from him
self comes alt the righteous indignation
with which certain legislators affect to re-
Kard the schemes of the North and South
nes. And all this convinces us that the
sooner we begin to treat these railway
matters as business questions, and drop all
sentimentality about the patiiotism and
generosity of corporations, the better for
Virginia. And if ive can make the interest
(if rich companies identical with our own,
why not' Wo have only heard ono answer
yet—that "General Mahone did not desire
it I"
MOUK LIGHT.
It was stated by General Mahone in his
evidence yesterday bofore tho House com
mittee on roads, that Mr. John Lyon had,
on behalf of Mr. Bridgers, offered to pur
chase the city of Petersburg's interest in
the Petersburg and VVeldon road. The
truo bearing of tho case is embodied in Mr.
Lyon's testimony before the committee to
day, who stated that he made no offer
until ho had been consulted by the chair
man of the finance committoo of the Com
mon Council of the city of Petersburg, as
to the propriety of selling that city's in
terest in the said Weldon road to Mr.
Robinson, who had offered $45 per share.
He then offered to purchase tho same at
$60. His whole effort was to keep the
road out of the hands of tho Robinson
dynasty.
I—«ei1 —«ci
Pc Governor of Pennsylvania has nomi
-1 to the President Hon. I). J. Morroll
Hon. Asa Packer, of Pennsylvania,
as commissioners of the ccntcunial celebra
tion under the resolution of Congress, and
has also appointed W. J. Harstman and
W. McMichael, of Philadelphia, commis-
Bonors under tho joint resolution of the
enusylvania Legislature.
The construction of the California Paci-
Be Branch railroad, from Vallejn, through
onora county, by way of Santa Rosa, to
Healdsburg, will be commenced imme
diately.
Chicago has somo redeeming features,
after all. One of them is an organised so
ciety to welcome and care for strangers
who go into tha city friendless and unpro
.tected.
A Maine father has sued a son-in-law
for lunches, horse feed, and things fur
nished while he was sparking his girl.
I ...
LOCAL NEWS.
rirst Baptist.- The annnal sermon before the Fe
male Missionary Society of this church will be
preachod by Rev. N. W. Wilson, at 7% P. M.
St. Mark's Lutheran.—Rev. W. E. Hnbl srt at 11
Colver Institute (old United States Hotel, corner i
and Main strest*) —Rev. John Blennar
will pre.'eh in the lectarc-room at 11 A. H.
Baptist Sunday-School Association.—Regular
mnnthly m*etingat3% P. M. at the Second Baptist
Church. This will be a mass inciting for tho espe
oial benefit of the children.
Methodist Sunday-School Society.—Regular month
ly meatinir at Trinity Church a', 3% P. to.
Leigh-Street Baptist.—Rev. Mr. UarlicK will preach
in the morning as usual, and at night will deliver a
discourse on the "Life and Cltarac*or of Blisha."
Police Court. —The following cases were
disposed of by Police Justice White tbia
morning:
Sam Bright, colored, charged with unlaw
fully assaulting, abusing and threatening
Martha Hallory, was required to give security
in the sum of one hundred dollars Tor future
good behavior.
John Needham, for stealing one horse valued
at one hundred and fifty dollars, the property
of John W. Haskins, was discharged, the evi
dence not sustaining the charge.
William Combs, colored, charged with being
a suspicious character. Combs was gobbled
up by General Pat Woods, last night, who, at
the time, was on one of his grand raids. Pat,
however, failed to sustain tho charge, and
Combs was dismissed.
Mayo & Gibson were fined ten dollars for
running a wagon on the public streets on
which the proper licence bad not been paid as
required by the city ordinance.
benjamin Wolf, charged with peddling goods
on the public streets without having paid the
proper city license, as required by the ordi
nance, was fined ten dollars and discharged.
Susan Dyson, colored, for keeping three
hogs on her lot, on First Btreet, between Cary
and Canal, and allowing her premises to be j
and remain in a filthy condition, was required
to pay a fine of $2.
Edwin Gentry, for running his cart on the
streets without having the proper numbers
thereon as required by the city ordinance, was
Charles Blake, for stealing one coat of the
value of $8, the property of J. O. Reams, was
tent to jail until tne 13th,'.to which time the case
was continued.
Chancery Court To-day—Judge E. E.
Fitzhugh Pretidiug.—ilcCardy vs. Smith Ac.
—final decree entered. ]
Geddin & Apperson vs. Anderson) et als —
decree entered.
Robinson's ex'er vs. Robinson ot al—decree
Carrington by eto. va. Cullen, trustee-
Ross vs. Collier et als—decree
Bowen vs. Hunt—Decree.
Brown, &c. vs. Brown's ex'rs, &c.—decree.
Smith, trustee, vs. Chesapeake and Ohio
railroad—opinion dismissing suit. \
Supreme Court of Appeals. —The argu
ment in Brown vs. Burton was continued for
the appellant to-day, by Judge Hunter Mar-
Palmer vs. Taylor—appeal allowed from the
Circuit court of Loudoun county.
White vs. Bennett—petition for appeal from
j decision of the Circuit court of Pittsylvania
county denied.
Hustings Court. —lv this court, to-day,
a nolle prosequi was entered in the case against
Mrs. Barbara Kuprecht, for having in her pos
session, as alleged, a silver ladle, the property
of General Henry A. Wieo. Out of this ladle,
it will be remembered, grew a suit for divorce
from'a daughter ofJMrs. Iluprecht, against her
husband, now pending and undetermined in
the Chancery Court of this city.
Improvement. —Although Richmond, in
a commercial point of view, seems to be dull,
improvements in the way of building appear
to be unusually brisk. In our usual rounds
this morning, we noticed many substantial
buildings in course of construction on sites
which have, since the conflagration of 1865,
been covered with debris. It is a pity but that
the owners of such real estate bad looked into
this matter earlier. They have Eimply subjected
themselves heretofore to taxation and agradnal
decline in value of property bringing in no re
turns. Improved, this will cease to be the
We repeat that the signs in this respect are
of the most encouraging sort, and argue well
for the future of the oity. Among the lots
proposed to be built on at an early day is the
one on the east cornerof Fourteenth and.Main
street?, which was being cloared up to-day for '
that purpose. It always constituted an impor
tant business corner. The house thereon for
merly wsß burned down in the conflagration of I
April 3d, 18G5. Though antique in appearance,
it bad a history of its own, and during its day
had been occupied by many a first-class busi*
ness man. Considerably over a half century
ago it was erected by Moses Austin, and was
occupied by him till, for same cause, he sud- j
denly migrated to Texas, then a part of Mexico,
and struggling for separate independence,
where he became a man of note, founded the
city which now bears his name, and became pre- 1
aident of a Republic which he helped to create.
Information Asked For. —A gentleman
who was one of the sufferers by the disaster at
the State Capitol, on the 27th of April, 1870,
sends a request to this oflico that " those per
sons who had the distribution of the money
contributed for the relief of the persons in
jured by said accident, would publish an ac
count of the manner in which they distributed
the same, to whom and the amount given each."
He thinks if this were done, and the manner j
was satisfactory, "it would dissipate certain <
suspicions as to the proper distribution of said
money, as it is known that the sufferers who
had influential friends, found no difficulty in
I getting relief, while the contrary was the case
with the poor ones," etc. This request is made
by a party who was permanently injured.
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Adjournment of the Legislature. —The
members of the General Assembly have here
tofore agreed, we believe, by joint resolution,
to adjourn on the 17th of March, which hap
pens to be St. Patrick's day. It is stated that
the Republican members have determined to
vote against rescinding this resolution. Nev
ertheless, all.members of either House that we
have heard converse on the subject, of what
ever shade of political opinion, declare that
the session will be extended. They ought to
know. Though not in favor of any game of
chance, wo would not "copper" the remark
without expecting to deplete our pecuniary re
sources. Any yet, civ bono f
Did not Succeed —A horse, attached to
a buggy owned by General Joseph R. Ander
sen, became frightened while standing in front
of Moses Millhiser'a store this morning, by the
1 falling of a show-stand of hardware and agri
cultural implements standing in front of the
store "( Nolting & Bro. He ran past another
j vehicle standing by, entangled the wheel of
Anderson's buggy in it and upset that to which
he was attached, and was preparing for a
grand flight when seized by the bridle by a
gentleman who happened to be passing. The
timely intervention certainly prevented a
broken buggy and used up horse, and mayhap
other damage more serious.
Peace in Europe.— On Monday eveuing
next, there will be a fine torch-light procession,
illumination and fire-works, to be given under
the auspices of the German societies and
lodges of our city, to celebrate peace in Eu
rope. As every nationality is inviled to take
part in tho celebration, we hope to see a turn
out en matte of our population on Monday
next. We will give a full programme for the
occaaion.
♦--
The farmers are preparing their plant
beds for sowing tobacco seed, and ploughing
VOL. 111.-NO. 108.
Authors," which will include recollections,
anecdotes and correspondence, with portraits,
fac-similes of handwriting, sketches of celebra
ted places, &c. The writers treat only of emi
nent authors whom they knew; but then, (
during tho last forty years, they were on inti
mate terms with most people worth knowing.
Thomas Moore is the subject of the first article,
which is full of interest.
In two consecutive numbers of Every Satur- |
day, fonr chapters of Charles Reade's new
serial novel, entitled "A Terrible Temptation,"
have been published—sufficient to show the
character of the story, of which Khoda Somer
set, a fair Philistine, is the heroine. It is writ
ten, after the fashion of if. author, with great
spirit and boldness, and will probably be
visited with animadversionsT/rom those whom
Mr. Reade calls "prurient prudes." So far,
however, they have no cause to aay a word.
In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Nempaper,
which has a pictorial supplement, lue its
rirala, are given a variety of engravings from
original designs by its artist, who accom
panied the San Domingo Commissioners.
These designs, it is said, convey a correct
idea of San Domingo and its people, and the
portraits will also bo viewed with interest.
All of the above, and the various other illus
trated weeklies, can be had of Johnston k
The Skating Rink will be open to-night
Hollywood Cemetery. —This beautiful
spot so dear to the affections of all, is begin
ning to put on its living of greftn. Turfing is
being done and tho chief florists of our city,
Messrs. Leckenby & Laird and Morton, are
driving a good business in tho sale of flowers
to decorate the graves. With the aid of a few
thousand dollars this conld be made the liive-
I lit it "Gild's acre in the State.
Theatre Alley.—Last night, about 1
o'clock, this dark and usually very lonely spo
was made the scene of a most terrible combs
between a gentleman and his wife. The caus
is said to have been the too free use of ba<
whiskey. The policeman on that beat was a
the time busily engaged talking to; a friont
round the corner.
Major Daniel, of Lynchburg, has intro
I duced a resolution in the House, in view of tb
' unnecessary heavy consumption of gas and It
great cost to the State, that speeches be rea
tricted to fifteen minutes duration. Major 1
has made a move in the right direction. Pit
it bad not have been thought of before.
Certain members of the City Counc
members of the press, etc., visited Dutch Ga
is the steamer Lillie Summers on a pleasu
trip to day. It is proposed to "ream" out th
hole made there by Gen. Butler during th
war, and make the Gap available for naviga
" Good News."— Tho March number of
this excellent family journal has been received.
It is published monthly by the Young Men's
Christian Association at $1 per annum, an<
merits a very wide circulation. Spocime
copies may be obtained by addressing 6'oo<
aVoim, lock boa 224, Richmond, Va.
Revenue Returns.—J. Richard Lewellen
city aergeant of Norfolk, returned today t
Eiditor upwards of $34,000 revenue, co
in that city, and Commodore Lovett, o
irginia navy, handed in $6,788—th
it levied by him on oystermen daring th
of February.
c of a Handsome Residence. —Tl
and elegant residence at tho corner o
Cary and Fifth streets, formerly occupied b
Mr. Wm. Barrett, deceased, was sold at an
tion yesterday afternoon by Mr. W. Goddi
for $15,025. Col. David N. Walker was tb
purchaser.
Skating Rink opens every Monday and
Wednesday nights for gentleman and youths
The trial of Ex-Mayor Chahoon, fir a
certain alleged offence, is expected to be com
menced before the Hustings Court on Monday
next, a jury having been sntnmoncd for that
Skating to-night nt tho Rink.
Accident. —Near Coalfield Station, this
morning, one of the sleeping cars on the down
wsrd train on the Richmond and Danville rail
road, ran off the track, smashing one of the
rear cars. One man had bis face gashed a I
little, but there was nothing more serious.
Benefit of the K. P.— Mrs. Magill hag
kindly tendered the theatre to the Berger
Family for the benelit of the Knights of
Pythias, on Tuesday night next. There will
no doubt be a crowded house to witness the
farewell performance of this talented company.
Temperance. —Mrs. Pauline C. Davis, of
Rhode Island, delivered a most interesting lee
ture on temperance last night in the Unit-
States court room. She was greeted with
large and appreciative audience.
Proposals are being invited for tho build
ing of three brick school-bouses on city a
count, each capable of accommodating s:
hundred scholars.
Improvement Needed. —Let the Cit
Council go to wot kon Gamble's Hill. A sma
appropriation only is required. Let the wor
be at once commenced.
By aty ordinance hose-reels and whee'
barrows are not permitted to run on the side
walk. People are complaining that the thin
ii done with impunity.
The Steamer John Sylvester, withdraw
for repairs since Thursday last, will resum
her trips Monday between Richmond and Nor
folk,
T7tc next troupe at the theatre will I c
Lydia Thompson's company of blonde bur
lesijuers, said to be heavy in their lino. Come
on, Lydia.
To-morrow will be the third Sunday In
Lent. The religious observances, both in the
Episcopalian and Catholic churches, will be of
an interesting character.
The Cover nor appointed two notaries
to-day, vir: A. J. Hubble for Smythe county
and W. P. Houston for Rockbridge county.
Kt2sE M *? *■ I ' A|tKE R »"J sally s.'rioS
AKOSON ; all o' this city. No cards. a
VILEB—niIADLEY—At noon, on tbeCth of Maich,
at the resldenco of Mr. A. Bodoker, by the Rev. U
Wall, D. D., Mr. JNO. VILEH to Mrs. SARAH A
RRADLICY. Nocarda.
LYON—ThiB morning, at 4 o'clock, at the real
donee of her grand-par. Nts, on Niueteenth street,
aUfOUX. y-.ungmt daughter ot iho late Thus 1'
and 11. Klla Lyon, ugod 4 years.
WALKER—In this city, on tho tin Inst., WM. ■. I
WALKHR, ol congestive fever.
MINNIS—In this city, Mrs. NANNIK R. MINNIS,
after a protracted illness
MAODOUiiAlil.—ln this city, yesterday morning,
of typhoid pn, mii-uia, WILLIAM MACDOUtIAI.L,
a uaUvo of Ayrshire, Scotland, in the 761h jear of
biaege.
Kuneral Notice.—Funeral of the late HENRY
DAVIS, of Petersburg, wilt take place SDNI AY
ArTKUNOOy, at 'A).\ o'tl-ck, from the residence if
ftetwof gMjerttehuj.
AdTM-liMneQtfl will be Inserted In the T\'y.\ »> ©
JOUBaH At. at the following rates:
One square, one Insertion I T°
One sqnare, two Insertion 1 2*
One square, three insertions , 1 Ji
One square, six Insertion! 8 (0
One square, twelve insertions f CO
One square, one month 10 (0
One square, two months is CO
One square, three months H
B\ TELEGRAPH.
irospect that an amnesty bill will be
>assed on Monday next, with one or two
lasses excepted. The leading Republican
members of the House have expressed a
willingnt-s to vote for a bill with limited
xceptions.
The joint high commission has male
very little progress thus far, and the pre
ended revelations about its proceedings
may be taken with many grains of allow
ance. Beyond the preliminary work of
rganization and methodical arrangement,
nothing substantial has been accomplished.
General Schenck entertained tho British
tigh commission at dinner yesterday even
ng. They were afterwards received by
Secretary and Mrs. Fish. Gen. Grant was
iresent at the reception.
Colllaton In New York Harbor,
A RICHMOND STEAMER RINKS A BCHOOSER.
New York, March 11.—The brig Mon
rose, Captain Peterson, from I'onco for
low York, with 385 hogsheads of sugar,
was run into by tho steamer Albemarle,
lence for Richraoud, at 0:30 P. M., on the
th, off the Highlands, and sunk in fifteen
minutes. The captain and crew were
aved, but lost their efl'octs, and were put
on a light-ship, whence they were taken
o Staten Island by the pilot-boat Ariel
'atterson, No. 12. The Montroso was in
large of a pilot at the time of the col
sion. The captain of the Montrose says
be brig was sailing in the right course,
>ut the Albemarle changed her course,
lence the collision.
Fifty Buildings Burned.
Pittsburg, March 11.—At an early hour
j yesterday morning a fire originated in the
Buffalo House, at Petroleum Centre, Perm.,
which place is composed almost entirely
of wooden buildings. The fire spread
across tho street and on both sides as far
as Aiken's Hall, and north to the bank of
the creek, leaving tho American House
standing. Fifty-eight buildiDgs, dwellings
and stores, besides barns, &c, were de
stroyed, the fire sweeping five acres cloar.
■ ait i—-———
:ano In Washington Territory.
Francisco, March 11. —Mouutßainer,
ashington Territory, appears to be
up for volcanic eruptious. The heat
the summit is so great as to melt tho
snow. Heretofore, during the hottest slim
mer weather, the melting of the snow was
but partial. There is a constant embsion
of steam, and some persons living in the
vicinity report smoke from the mountain.
iai
Disastrous Fire In Klchmond, Ky
Cincinnati, March 11.—A fire broke out
lv Pickle's saloon, Union street, Richmond,
Ky., on Thursday morning, which con
sumed nearly a whole square, the Webster
Iluuse, Central Hotel, a number of stores
nnd residences. It is feared ono man lost
"his life at the Central Uo'.el. Estimated
Correspondence.
I '!.h s Hotel, Hichmouil,March 4th, 1871.
| W. H. Wake, Esi., Qian.l Chancellor of the Order o
Knight* of Pythian of the State of Virginia, Rich
mond, Virginia:
Sir—l ant requested by the Bergs* Family of
Swiss 801 l Ringers to fltate, that tho cunipuny is
desirous of tendering a benefit to the Order ot
Knights of Pylhiua, to aid in defraying the expense
of tilting up the Pythian Hull in the city of Rich
uj.nd, and would bo pleased to know whether tho
same would ho agreeable to you atd tho popular
Order of which yon are tho superior otilcor in tLo
If satisfactory, you will please designate the timo
and place. Very respect fully,
E. V. KENDALL,
Manager.
Pttbun Hall, Richmond, March 4th, 1871.
E. P. Kendall, S*q , Altmiger Swiss 801 l Ringers:
Dear Sir—l have tho to acknowledge tho
ecoipt of your letter of this date, on behalf of tho
iwirs Hell Ringers, in which they generously r
o the Order of Knights of Pythias a bonotlt for the
urposo of aiding in deliaying the expou&o of fitting
|i Pythian Hull.
Permit me on behalf the Order to thank jon tor
our kind offer, and. if agreeable, I will niiine Tilirs
.iy evening, Karen 14th, »s the time, and the llich
nond Theatre as the place, for tho prop.meil benefit.
Rospectful.y, W. 11. Wads.
Richmond Theatre, Richmond, Mtrch 4, IS7O.
W. H. Wade, Esq., President Board of Trustees of
New Pythian Hall :
Sir,—Your commuuicatii n oi this dato, informing
me that the manager of the Bergur it (I Riugois had
kindly tendered the Order of Knights of Pythias a
beueht on Tuosday, the 1 lt!i iustaut, has just Vasa
received.
I take groat pleasure in granting ban nisi nFeiia
theatre on the night agteod upon, and will do all in
my power to further the object in view.
Vaurs, respectfully,
X M .nil i..
YJITANTBr— A PARTNER in lhi Wholesale Li
ra quor Business, with from one to two tlionsand
o!!ara. Business already established. Pionts large {
Address, stating when an Interview may be bad,
mh 11—5t* "MORG AN," Richmond P. 0.
rIIWINIA.—At rulej bed in tha Clerk's office of
f the Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, on
ha 6th day of March, 1871.
Richard H. Dibrell Plaintiff,
against
W. F.ttam Defendant.
IN CASE.
The object of this unit istorecoier certain dwi
ges lai J in tha plaistitt 's declaration a: one thoaean J
ollars.
And affidavit having bean made and filed that the
efendant is not a resident of ibis State, it is oidaiod '
E&ttha said defendant appear here witbia one
onth after due publication hereof, and do what Is
icessary to protect his interest in this Mat,
A copy, Teste:
GEO. K.TAYLOR, D. C.
SANDLER, MORTON A SHIELDS, p. f, mb 11—84w
flf Q WATCH I 83 WATCH
THE GREAT EUROPEAN
Kurtka |Alumlnum Gold Watch Co.
illave appointed
.. V. DEFOREST & CO., JiWEUtB,
AJH> 4» Broadway, New Yoaa,
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE U. S.
authorized them to se'l their great EU
LUMINUM UOI.D WATCHES for THItKK
B, aud to warrant each and every one to
roct time for one year. This Watch we
ato be the best aud cheapest time-keepp-r
iw lv ut,e in any part ot the globe. The
i In double ca.es, Ladies' anil Qent's atae,
eaiitiiully chased. The cases aro made of
now bo widely knowu in Europe as Aluiui
1. It has the exact color of i.old, which il
tains; it will stand the test of the strous
I no one can ti-ll it from Hold only by
ie Aluminum liuld l-lo lighter. ' Tho
i made by machinery, same as the well
aierican Watch. The Aluuiiuuni is a • heap
nee we can afford to sell the Watch for f-t
a small profit. Vl'u pack the Watch satcly
1 box and send it tiy mail to any part of tho
eceipt of $3.60; fifty tents lor packing and
Address all ordeis to
L. V. DEFOREST A CO.
»m 40 and VI Broi>dnay. N. Y.
iTWN CO.MMIBB:UN MERCHANT,
7 Martet Square,
Jth Adran . on Consignments , I Cotlea.

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