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PCBUBHED DAlLY—(Sundayf EioepUd
At 91HH Malts "treat, Rlelana*"** Va
Tho JOURNAL Is served by the carriers to their
snVsorlbers in the City at Fi«t Ce»t» pie Mokih.
Single ooplos in wrappers Thbje dim.
rnioE-FOn MAiuito.— Three months $1 78; iU
months $3 00; one year $8 00
Tho WBIRLY JOURNAL will bo mailed to sub
scribers three months for seventy-fiTO rents; oil
sorted undor the proper headings at TWENTY-FIVE
CENTS, for one Insertion; or two Insertions for FOR
TY CENTS; three Insertions, SIXTY CENTS—In-
Vocalists, Harpists, Violinists and Corn.t Players.
Assisted by theQre»t Humorist, SOL. SMITH RUB
BEL, Miss MAUD STANLEY, Soprano Voc»li«t,
NER, O-irnet Soloist, and other talent will appear.
A chime of 150 Silver Bells, the finest ever Imported
into the UUted States. YOUNG LADIES SILVER
CORNET BAND. The ontiro company in a New and
Original Programing, urraQgod especially for th. oc
casion. _
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ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY, Maboh 17t».
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Manaiiebh :
Gen. P. T. Mooro, Chairman,
sEx Gilbert C Walker, Hon A M Keiley, Mayor,
n Henry A Wiso, Hon James Lyons, j
mes A Cowardin, Col H C Cabell,
1 Albert Ordway, John Purcell,
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4WTICKETS, admitting a Lady ami Gentleman,
$1 i admitting a Gontleman and two ladies, $1.60.
For sal j atvarl-ms places, and on the night of the
Ball at the Assembly Hall.
A SPLENDID FEBTIVAL and a large Bum for th»
noble causo are anticipated. mh 7 —td
Franklin street, opposite Ballard Uoubo.
Tho only Variety Theatre now opon in the city. !
Adtnissiou —10, 2. r i and 50 cents.
The REGULAR ASSEMBLIES for Skating at tho
above Hall will take place every MONDAY, WED
NIGHTS, at 8 o'clock, aud overy SATURDAY morn
ing at 10
o'clock, the Rink will be opea EXCLUSIVELY for
gentlemen and youths.
The PRICE OF ADMISSION, with tho use cf
Skates, is 60 cents, for a single ticket, or $3 per dozen,
an, under V* years of age, 25 cents.
fhe Afternoon Assemblies Ladles and Boys will
c charged 25 cents. mh 7—tf
ANTED—A PARTNER in the Wholesale Li
quor Business, with from one to two thousand
dollars. Business already established. Profits largo.
Address, stating when an interview may be had,
mh 11—5t* "MORGAN," Richmond P. O.
American Books ; $S for Robert B. Thomas'
Almanac for 1793 ;$2 for 1796. Any pereou having
rare old American Books, Biich as the works of Rich
ard, Increase, Samuel, Eleazor, or Cotton Mather, or
any of the works of the first New England writers,
or Dr. Franklin's genuine Poor Richard's Almanac,
or any American almanac In good condition, printed
prior to 1752, or Ancient Indian Narratives, or any
rare American newspaper, pamphlet, Ac, can hear
of a purchaser by stating price, condition, Ac, and
addressing JAMES T. MOULTON,
Jj State! for Quartermasters, Commissary*' Stores.
Lumber, Cattle, Horses, Provender, Ac, Ac, by act
ot Congress, March 3d, 1871, can be paid by tiling
their claims before the Commission. Accounts care
fully prepared ou the proper forms, Ao , by
Attorneys at Lav,
Comer Tenth and Banlc streets, Rooms 2, 3 and 4,
Richmond, Va. mh 13—dAwlin
T OTAL CLAIMANTS.—Congress having passed a
I > law to appoint three Commissioner* to examine
and consider the justice and validity of CLAIMS for
Stores and Supplies, including the loss of vessels or
boats employed in the service of the United States
within the Southern States, belonging to loyal citi
mdi, I respectfully invite all persons having such
claims to communicate with me ou the subjsct at
once, as the time is limited to two yeare.
E. M. tf ARNKTT,
U.S. Claim Agent,
"trTo B. "n X W YORK.
COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel
steamship ISAAC HELL, Capt. Blakikan, will lean
her wharf, at llocketts on FRIDAY, M.rch 17th,
at 12 o'clock M.
freight received until 11 A. M.
Fare »12 00
Btwrage « 00
Round Trip Tickets 20 00
For freight or passage, apply to
■,-»-« !
PACKET COMPANY'S elegant steam .
ship GEO. B. UPTON, Captain J. B. lloututs. will
loave her wha-f ut Rocketts on TUESDAY, March
14th, at 6P. M. Freight received up te the hour of
Close oonuections and through bills of lading with
all soutberu and easfern ports.
This elegant steamship has lino cabin accomuioda
mOf' «i n on I
Fare aio uo .
Steerage 6 00
Round trip tickets, good until used, only 16 00
Kr freight or passage, apply to
DAVID J. BURR. President.
No. 1214 Main streot.
binoton k Co., Agents,
)r2l Nor,h liver, New York. mhlo-^t
for the benefit of the Widows and Orphans of
the Southern States.
DISTRIBUTION No. 222. BvmlßO MAR, 1».
71, 68, 0, 13, 55, 23, 74, 62, 31, 45, 46, 80, 87, 63,
DISTRIBUTION No. 223. Moeniso Mil. 14
48, 60, 26, 78, 73, 8, 61, 17, 43, 76, 1, 47,
Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 14th day
of March, 1871.
Managers. Commissioner.
CERTIFICATE-! OH' BAFFLE, c*u be purchased
from Capt. W. I. DABN KY, at the Branch offlco, No
i, Eleventh street, one duvr lioru Main.
SJje Uatln 0tate Jonrnal.
t6,01> Per Y.ar.
14 Ctl. Par W..k
toning $ tatr journal
Our Gorman fellow-citizens certainly
have reason to feel proud of the success of
their demonstration last night. It was
everyway a success. Wo regret that the
invitation accorded to all nationalities to
participate was not more generally ac
cepted. We should have been glad to
have seen tbo Custom-House illuminated,
and, as private parties, should have illu
miuated our own office had wo received
any adequate notice. The close of a great
war between two of tbe first pcrrST. of
the world may '" nl ' u ', occasion of
publio rejoicing. After month* of desola
tion and ruiu, tlie white dove of peace
the stricken lands. The
heroic dead aro in their graves, and there is i
mourniDg in many a home. Fathers and j
mothers, wives and maidens, old men and
little children, wait in vain for the unrc
tuming feet. These mourners are not for
gotten, but yet we may rejoice 1 From
millions of hearts, in palaces and in the
cottages of the poor, the load of anxiety
and nameless terrors, which made life a
living death, has been lifted. The return
ing brave carry heaven to the depths of a
people's woe. Forgetting not the
noble d«ad, mindful of the stricken
living, yet we say, "Rejoice!" For Franco :
because she has come out of the fiery fur
ace of war freed from the nightmare
which strangled her noblest aspirations,
mm of the strength which she used only
or destruction, and purified, as we hope,
of tho sensualism which was sapping her
life. From dust and ashes, where sho sits
in chains to-day, she will soon arise, and
putting off her weeds, summon her mourn
ng people to found a glorious new Em
)ire, worthy of the dreams of poots—a
''ranee, whose liberty shall consort with
rder, and whose equality and fraternity
hall open their wide arms to all nations —
a Franco which shall conquer poverty,
gnorance and superstition in her own
calms, and found her future upon the
enduring rock of intelligence, organized
ndustry, and universal good will. Let us
rejoice for France, then, that the war has
ceased. Lot her rejoice, also, at the splen
did possibilities of a new futuro that tbe
war has opened to her.
Let us rejoice with Germany, that she
has been able to resist aggression, and
ranish by its signal ovorthrow, tho crimes
of a dynasty which crushed liberty at
home and menaced Europe with constant
war —a dynasty which, in tho pride of its
power, defied God and repressed tho best
aspirations of man, and became the foe of
ibarty and progress all over the world.
Let us rejoice that her success is the tri
umph of universal education, of developed
ndustry, of public and private virtue, of
national unity, of the most advauced
And on this account while we rejoice let
us take to heart tho lessons of this wonder
ful war-power. Germany has educated
her people more thoroughly than any oth
r nation in tbe world. She not merely
providss the best schools, but Bhe protects
the right of the child to be educated.—
Thus, sho gathers up and increases a hue
dred-fold the spiritual energies of her
people. She protects and stimulates all
! trades and industries, —thus making remt
-1 nerative employment to all her people and
j holding within herself the creative sources
Finally, she enforces tbe Bacred obliga
tion of every member of society to protect
the common wealth, and prepares all to
discharge this obligation. There is no dis
tinction between rich and poor in the dis
charge of this highest duty of tho citizen.
From tbe Crown Prince to tho poorest
peasant, every German must expose him
self to the dangers and hardships of war
when the Fatherland is in danger.
Because Germany has recognized these
laws of growth, without which no state
can ba safe, much less attain a great place
in history, she has triumphed and stands
peerless in all Europe to-day. And we
rejoice that with her peeple everywhere
her triumph is our own. It is a conspicu
ous example, and a triumphant vindica
tion ef the great measures of progress arid
amelioration now being agitated. Our
best minds are everywhere impressed with
the necessity of education of varied in
dustry, and a military system which bhill
save us the disgraceful spectacle of ac
cepting money iv lieu of personal service
ju war. We may well emulate Germany
iv these great features of her domestic
policy. They belong not to her only, but
are the conditions of healthy utitional life
everywhere. We can never expect to attain
solidarity as a nation till our whole people
are as thoroughly educated, and our do
mestic industries as fully developed. In
telligence and trade bind men together
with healthy adhesion.
We welcome to out land Germans and
German influences. We know what won
ders in science, philosophy and song, have
been wrought in that old land ; we know
what training of brain and muscle; what
discipline of obedience to law; what intelli
gent appreciation of America theeeGermans
bring. Robust and healthy in mind and
body, free from cant and superstition, full
of capacity for social enjoyment, we ueed
just such an infusion in tbe South to
awaken new life. The West has taken
largely and kindly of this element, and
thrives on it like a young giant. Let us
follow her example; welcome Germany to
send her sons and daughters thither, and
emulate the Fatherland by providing for
their children and our own tho snune
matchless system of education which linn I
made Germany the queeu of Kurupe.
March 14, 1871
Presumption Has Found Its Limit—lt
Don't Extend Just Now as Par as
$273,770— 1t Reaches Only to $121,484
of the of the Tax-Burlhened Peo
ple of Virginia.

The report of tho Committee on Roads
proposes to offer to sell $578,400 of the
State's assets to tho Atlantic, Mississippi
and Ohio company, without security of
any sort, and give that company tho option
of rejecting or refusing tho offer at' ita
Of course, the stockholders in the Atlan
tic, Mississippi and Ohio company, if they
have any independence or self-respect left,
will in general meeting rebuke tho arro
gance of men who, without authority, un
dertake to pledge them to pay for property
$200,000 more than anybody pretends
that it is worth.
This is a bold device to defeat the bil
aud prevent a sale.
The interest to bo paid by the people
upon $678,400, payable iv nix equal an
nual instalments, will be $121,484.
General Mahouo has moderated bis de
sires from $273,770 down to $121,484 of
the people's money.
Thank God! we have ono Virginian
left—at least four feet six incbeH high.
— *•►— '"—"
How is this roil High 7—lt iscurrently
reported that our City Fathers, having
been impressed by the proceedings of their
colleagues of the Cockade City, in donating
a portion of "Poplar Lawn" iv that city,
to General Mahone, as a building lot, have
determined to make application to the
Governor for Capitol Square, in order tha
tho Little Railroad King may have a
palace here as well as in Petersburg.
. ... ———
Right Must Succeed.—Tlie majority
Krt of tho Committee on Roads made
morning, is a mere OFFER TO SELL,
which the A., M. and O. company may
accept or reject at pleasure, whilst tbe re
port presented by the minority is the ac
ceptance of a solvent offer to buy, anc"
thereby closes the contract and makes an
actual sale. Wo ask the question, between
the two propositions, will the members o
tho Legislature hesitate?
Election op Senator.—Hon. John W
Johnstou was elected to-day at noon
United States Senator from Virginia, to
succeed himself for six years from the en<
end of his late term. Colonel John R
Popham, of Bath, received the votes o
Republican members.
We print to-day the card of Genera
Joseph R. Anderson and others, respecting
tho contract for the new gaeometer, The
importance of the subject to the tax-pay
ing public, and the responsible character
of the signers, entitles it to a carefu
,—. — em
Shall You Give that Money ?—Gen
Mahone, without authority from his corrt
pauy, modestly asks the General Assembly
to give him, out of tbe pockets of the tax
burthened people of Virginia, $121,484.
Richmond, March 14, 1871.
Lieutenant Governor in tho chair.
The Senate refused to concur in House
amendment relative to bond of the trea
surer of Richmond city, aud a committee
ot conference was appointed.
House bill to extend the session was lai(
on the table.
Senate bill relative to tho duties ant
compensation of township officers was re
Senate bill relative to offico judgment
was passed, the Senate having rccedet
from its disagreement to House ament
Several bills were reported from com
mittees, and a number were introducet
twico read and referred.
The Senate then proceeded to tho elec
tion of United States Benator, with th
result noticed in House proceedings.
House of Delegate*.
House met at 10 o'clock. Speaker Turner
in tbo chair.
A number of bills were reported.
! House joint resolution extending th
set lion was passed—yeas 91, nays 33.
: Senate bill for tho relief of Robert J
Echols was passed.
i At 12 o'clock M., the Spoaker an
ncunced that the hour bad arrived to g
into the election of United States Senato
Mr. Graham, of Washington, uominatc<
Hon. John W. Johnston, of Washingto
Mr. Maddox nominated John R. Pop
ham, delegate from Bath and Highland.
Mr. Johnston's nomination was seconded
by Messrs. McCaull, Mahood and B. F.
Jones in brief eulogistic remarks.
Tho nomination of Mr. Popham was
supported by Messrs. Norton, Stevens,
Thomas and McCracken.
The roll was tfytsn called and resulted as
fellows: For Johnstou 83 ; Popham 40. |
Senate bill lo distribute and npportiou |
representation in tho General Assembly
was then proceeded with, and was pro
gressing as we close.
PURITY VERSUS POISON.—Thero is as milch
dilfcrence betwoen PIIAIXtN'S VITALIA OR SAL- I
VATION KOR THB HAIR, and tbe filth charged
h.lr-darkners, as between the Pool of Bethehda, that |
an angel stirred, aud a fever-breeding mud pond.—
Tee VITALIA is a crystaline fluid, without a single
impurity ornoiious proierty, and the naturalness
of tho shiul.s It imparts to grey hair is unequalled.
is strongly recommended as the best dentifric.
known. It cleanses Bud preserves the teeth, harden.
tbe gams, sweetens tho breath; aud, containing no
j acid or gritty substance, is perfectly harmless, aud
Wo print below a letter from Colonel
Frank Schaller, of the Immigration Bu
reau, to which the attention of all parties is
Athens, Ga., March C, 1871.
To General Wm. If. Richardson, Commissioner
of Immigration of Virginia:
General,— Upon my return from Macon 19
• delegate to the Georgia State Agricultural
Convention, where several hundred delegates
from the county agricultural societies met, and
where I was appointed chairman of the com
mittee on immigration and land companies, to
bring before our coming Legislature the
■object of immigration, upon the basis of a
bill matured by said society and resting naon
my actual experiencoon tho subject, I received
a letter from my chief agents in Germany,
Messrs. Meyer li Co., of Hamburg, the largest
emigration firm in Europe, of the utmost itn
pomnce to the State of Virginia. In it lam
informed that, npon my request, they have,
even during the war just cloßed, continued tho
business of tho State agency at Hamburg,
which I established as the centre of the several
hundred agencies created by me throughout
the continent, and that they havo answered all
communications addressed to them on the sub
ject of immigration to Virginia, to the date of
their letter. They were, at the time of their
writing, (20th January, 1871.) "ia receipt of
applications from various portions of the
country, mostly from well-to-do farmers," in
regard to settlement in Virginia; that, after
this long delay, they are at fault how to reply,
and I am requested, at my earliest convenience,
to give to ihem the necessary instructions as
1. Whether or not these settlers may expect
the aid and protection of the State, promised j
in the various publications of the State Board ,
and its agents.
2. By whom these settlers will be received,
I both in New York and Richmond, and who will
locate them in Virginia.
3. To whom tho emigration agents on the
continent have to Ibok for their commissions
for actual settlers.
These several questions I am utterly unable
to answer, without first applying to you for tha
requisite information.
You are aware that the agencies established
by me are yet, to-day, de facto existing ; no
official notico having been given to them of
their discontinuance ; being, as I was at tie
time of my leaving Europe, in hopes that tie
State of Virginia would, at the earliest op
portunity give ber fullest attention to this
most important subject, and that she wou'd
not contemptuously throw away the labors of
years, the expenditure of thousands of dollars,
and the weighty results already attained
through the system of agencies established.
Firmly convinced as I was in June, 1870, that
Virginia would never commit such an indis
cretion and utterly destroy her future pros
: pects, that she would never ungratefully dii
: countenance the labors of her agents, yours as
j well as General Tochman's, mine as well as
! Colonel Hutton's—labors which have not cost
I her a cent—l took it upon myself, when lack
nf means forced me to abandon my labors in
Europe, penetrated by this tirm conviction
and trust, to prevail upon mv agents to con
tinue Iheir labors in behalfof Virginia—shrink
ing from a premature avowal by such dis
closure, through these agencies to the etnignt
ing masses ot Europe, that Virginia has not
only-repudiated the raithfui labor of ber agent?,
but that she to-day declares, by discarding the
efficient system inaugurated, that she will not
protect and aid any emigrant, that, in short,
she does not wish for immigration.
j The results of my faithful and energetic la
bors, for which I have in my possession tesli- :
monials from other persons than from you, or
from Gen. Tochtnan, was by me foreseen and
has been predicted by me at various times in
my official communications. These expected
results led me, and they leadmeto-ilay, to urge
again upon you and tho Legislature of the
State the maintenance of the established agen
cies. During my presence in Richmond, in
July last, the same hope, yet to save what had
been achieved, induced me to be willing to co
operate with Gen. Tochman for its realization.
Sometime in September, Gen. T. requested
ime to forward to him a report. My answer
I was: "In regard to report on emigration
operations, I havo finished a draft. If you
think that tbe time is auspicious now, I will
I furnish you with a copy. I have thought that
| owing to the indisposition of the present
I Legislature, the continuance of the war, tho
recent fli'od in Virginia, it would, perhaps,
be well to await the assembling of the now
Legislature which, I learn, meets next year;
but 1 will comply with your decision in this
No answer was received, not- any notifica
tion to mo of the arrival or non arrival at
Richmond of Mr. Hildebrandt, a North Ger
man, who was then on his way to Virginia.
heSe facts authorize me to assume that Gen.
'. has abandoned all further interest in behalf
f immigration to Virginia as a State measure. I
I have now the honor to request you to in
brm me at your earliest convenience—
1. Is thero any prospect that the system of
mmigration to Virginia, as inaugurated, the
nly one which tcitl bring to your State those set- I
ers she needs, will be maintained, fostered and
idud by Virginia ?
2. Who ia the State agent at Castle Garden
o receive the settlers 7
3. Who is the State agent at Richmond to
eceivo and locate the settlers?
1. Who will pny to the agents in Europe
tbe commissions for actual settlement in Vir-
So earnest am I in litis matter, that I will,
upon invitation of the Senate committee on I
mmigration, evon at great personal inconve
nience and injury to my business, (provided
my expenses be paid,) give to that committee I
n account of what has been achieved and of
the inevitable consequences which will ensue
bould our labors be discountenanced and
abandoned. And I am furthermore willing I
and anxious that a committee, consisting of
competent persons acquainted with the lan
;uages in which written, should fully examine
nto and report upon my labors aDd corn spon
[ence in behalf of immigration to Virginia.
If ever timo was precious and auspicious to
lirginia in this business, it is tbe present,
.nd believe me, what Virginia should so short
ghtedly reject will be eagerly gathered up by
tber States, much less in extremities than is
our State. While I should always, and under
ny circumstances, hold Virginia to be tbe
tate of this Union offering advantages un.-ui -
assed on this continent tor the settlement of
irtners with means, duty to my European
ountrymen would nevertheless compel mo to
ounsei them to avoid your State as long as
our people, through its Legislature, fails in
stablishing, what toe in Europe consider, an
tllciont State Department for lhe encourage
ment of immigration, analogous to that so
appily inaugurated, without which there can
be no guarantees of a safe and prosperous bu-
K inning of a new life to any emigrant, no mit
er how humble ho may be.
Your prompt attention to this communica
tion is respeolfully requested, as from your an
swer will depend whether the agencies estab
lished by me in Germany, Austria, Switzer
land, Denmark and Sweden, in behalf of Vir
ginia, can be maintained.
A copy of this letter has been forwarded to
tho chairman of tlio Senate committee on im
Very truly, and respectfully yours,
The Diffkkenok. —Tho minority reporl |
of the Committee on Koada is by far supe- I
rior to the majority. I'he proposition made
by lhe first ia backed by the security of
$100,000, deported with the State Treas- [
urerjund the names of nine Virginians of un
questionable solvency and character. The
report of the majority is supported by no
guarautee or security whatever, and is not
even lanctioued by the stockholders of tho
The celobration last night of the restoration
of peace in Europe by our German friends was
a grand success.
Before the time fixed for the procession to
' move tbe Germans of Richmond, old and
young, seemed to have turned out en matte,
and their faces radiant with gratification it
tbe great event they were about to celebrate,
showed that neither distance nor time hn
served to eradicate the lore of birth-place and
At Tji o'clock, Messrs. Miller and Augustus
' Blenner, marshals, formed the procession,
which seemed to be arranged iro c with a view
to display than with an eye to keeping asp
erate the different nrganizstions which parti
cipated in it. In fact one was so struck with
tbe blazing torches and flags and tbo enthusi
asm of every body that everything else was
forgotten. We noticed the police in front,
then a large cavalcade, each horseman bear
iog i torch.
Then came the marshal and stiff, and after
him music, and then hundreds of footmen with
torches, each man, owing to his brilliant at
tachment, looking like two. The American
and German flags were borne in fraternal em
brace in the procession, and carriages contain
ing the German Consul, F. W. Hannewinkel,
President Kline, tbo orator, Leader Sibert,
Wm. Lovenstein, Esq., of the House of Dele
gates, and others brought up the rear of tbe
It is hard to estimate properly a torchlight
procession, but we are safe in saying there
were seven hundred persons in line.
Up Broad street to Adams, along Adams to
Grace, down Grace to Third, thence to Frank
lin, down Franklin to Sixth, thence to Main,
d< wn Main to Eighteenth, up Eighteenth to
Franklin, up Franklin to Governor, and thenc
to tbe City Hall.
Here the popular German singing societies
of Richmond united in singing "Watch on tbe
Rhine" and "What is the German's Father
land." After which president Kline intro
duced the orator of tho occasion, who delivered
tbe following eloquent and appropriate ad
dress, which was enthusiastically cheered :
The Joy expnsied on receiving the happy tidings
of the conclusion of a lasting peace between the
contending powers ot Kurope, not only by the people
onthissidooftheKre.it Atlantic, hut by men wbo
prefer the reign of pe&co to that of wanton power,
may well prove a sourco of pleasure and gratification
to the (Jerni.+n nation. Sharing these exalted feel
ings of humanity, we are now pssemhled—with th.
t '.-ia of peace illuminating the Btarry canopy of
be.ven—poihapgin gieater numbers than ou any
former e'Cciion, to join in the grand hallelujah
which a 1! civilized nations are chanting st the altar
of now-born national libe-ity in a voico that will re
sound and find an echo in the heart of every human
itarian, for they are the uptight and honest rejoic
ings in honor of lasting peace.
Seven short but eventful months have passed th.
checkered register of Time when Germany was
awakened from itspoacei'ul slumbers by the wai-cry I
of the French, which seemed to endanger her very I
tiational existence. France was loading ber count
leu legions with undue haste to the Voag«s and the
Rhine. ". surprised, Germany was found pre
pare 1. The Freuch struck her van guard, and we're
repulsed. They lied met, but not surprisitd, the
ever wakeful "Watch ou tlie Rhine. ' j
The enemy thus thrown heck upon his own soil,
were forced to take the defensive Blow followed
blow in quick succession, and w,th fearful conso
qnences. Mountains et the slain and streams of j
blood marked the path of the uurelonting fury of ■
grim war from the shores i f the Rhino to the deflvit
j walls of Imperial Paris. Every impediment had to
yield to German prowess, and every resistance to
j tiieir valor. One more fearless struggle, and the
'•Qurdiun knot," which had for six years held tr.e
world sulunissive to "one-man poxer," was cut in
tw.iin,aiid the Fatherland avfoigid by the triumphs
of the holy cause. But Germany would not stop
here. The laaruls of success would not satisfy Its
ambition. The aim was more exalted—that of again
restoring what France hid so recklessly disturbed —
tbe pence of nations. And now, this noble aim ac
cjmpliHho'l, tfie victor returns to his native soil, not
with vaunted outbursts of unhallowed joy; nny, to
lament over their countless de-itd, who had sacrificed I
their lives for their country's catire. to bring couso- |
lation to thoir widowed fnmiliosund comfort to th.ir
wounded. In place cf triumphant strains of mar
tial music, the chimes of the reulin will remind tlie
people of thisir lossas, t>nd give solemn warning to
tbe great, that war, even with its inojt flattering re
sults, will bring but ruin and desolation, while tlio
triumf.hs ot pence alone insuie prosperity, happiness, |
and fraternal feclfpgs among the nations of the
All along tho streets, as the procession
passed, there were thousands of ladies, gentle
men, children and colored people, to wit
ness the fine display made. .Rocke s, Ro
man candles, and all manner of fire-works
were set off at conspicuous points, and added
no little to tbe brilliancy of tbe night.
were principally on Broad and Main streets.]
The following were among the most noticeable
displays, and attracted general attention :
Monticello Hall, Schad's Hotel, Saver's Ho
tel, C. Brauligan, J. Kobler, Joseph Ham,
Heller & Co., Schmidt & Miller, H. Wentzel,
C. Siegel, O. Morganstern, Wm. T. Frank, F.
W. Thoma3, J. Rhinehardt, Turner Hall, H.
E. Fischer, J. Kindervater, H. R. Forbecks.
R. Wenderhurg, W. Euker, W. A. Bpott,
Fergusson & Co., 11. Gunst, Kauffman & Co.,
S. Wise, Bodeker & Dade, George Guver
nator, O. A. Strecker, G. Ilebermehl, Thomas
Mr. F. W. Hannewinkle, the German Con- |
sul, at his residence on Marshall street, made .
gorgeous display—tho entire building being
draped with colored lanterns and hung with
miniature German and American flags.
The hotel of Mr. Guvernator, on Main street,
presented a handsome appearance.
The office of the German Advertiser and lhe
Half and-Half saloon, on Thirteenth street,
were also illuminated and decorated with
bright colored lanterns, and wero much ad
j The affair, taken altogether, was not only a
highly creditable success, but was conducted
in the most quiet and orderly manner.
After the adjournment of this monster de
monstration, a number of gentlemen partook,
by invitation of that prince of caterers, Mr-
Henry Schott, of a sumptuous repast, spiced
by songs, toasts, speeches, etc., and by request
lof the company present, the orator of the oc
casion, Mr. I'uul Ketterlinus, editor of the
I .•''(ate Gazette, delivered an eloquent address,
during which he illustrated in a masterly style
j the conditions, aims and aspirations of the dif
ferent nations, warning his auditors not to be
misled by the impulse of the moment, or listen I
to the flatteries of the great, but to take ad
vantage of every triumph of civilization, for
the sole purpose of promoting the cause of '
humanity and tbe fraternization of all nations.
Tbe repast was brought to a close by a well
executed musical demonstration on th. part of
the Germania and Virginia vocal societies.
Skating Rtnk open to-night at 8 o'clock.
Supreme Court of Appeals. —To-day all
the Judges were present.
Johnson vs. Drummond—appeal from the
Circuit Court of Richmond reversed.
Crockett &c, vs. Thomas—judgment of the
Circuit Court of the city ot Richmond rt- |
Dickinson vs. Whitlock et als—appeal
allowed from a decree of the Circuit Court of
Franklin county.
Cbeeves, &c, vs. Gary's administrator—ap
peal allowed from 'bo District Court held in
the city of Petersburg.
Gregory vs. the Auditor of Public Ac
counts—upon application for appeal from tbe
Circuit Court of the city of Richmond—denied.
United States Circuit Court. —This court
wis opened by Judge Underwood this mora
ine, and adjourned over until to-morrow
Alter adjournment of the Circuit court,
I Judge Underwood opened the District court,
and after disposing of some unimportant busi-
I ness, adjourned over until to-morrow at ten
Ratification of the Award to Tanner
A Co, for a New Ua.~lloltler.
A special meeting of the City Council was
held it the Council Chamber yesterdiy after-
The President laid before the Council a peti
(ion from the Tredegar Company and Messrs.
Talbott A,Sons, setting forth, at some length,
their complaints against the action of the |
Committee ol Light in giving the preference
to the offer of Messrs. Tanner i. Co. The peti
tion wis read aad is published elsewhere.
Mr. Laube moved that the aclion of the
Council at the last meeting, awarding the con
tract for the proposed gasholder to Messrs. Tan
ner & Co., be reconsidered. Rejected—only
six members voting in the affirmative.
Mr. Laube thereupon moved that tbe Council
Mr. Wynne said that the Committee of
Light courted my fiir investigation. The
petition which had been read coniained aboat
as much falsehood in the guise of truth as
could be compressed within tbe same limit, fie
pledged bimseir (o ventilate tbe statements in
(hat piper at tbe proper time.
On motion of Mr. Laube, G.n. Joseph R.
Anderson was allowed to address the Council.
Gen. A. said he hardly knew bow to attempt
to re pond to the speech of Mr. Wynne. Toe
signers to the petition bad stated nothing
which they did not believe to be true. Tbe
charge Of the member (Mr. Wynne) he would
hurl back into his teeth with scorn and indig
nation, and lie would defy him to point out la
item in the petition that wis not trae.
Mr. Wynne replied that he did not attack
the veracity of tho signers, bat be did mean
to ny that it oontained false statements—
whether wilful or not was for the consciences
ef the signers to determine. One of the most
b-autifiilly gilded statements was apparently
true ; but not true i.i point of fact as tie would I
show at lhe proper lime.
Mr. Sloan said there was nothing before the
Mr. Kent moved that that portion of the pe
tition commencing "Your petitioners hereby
I agree," etc., be granted. j
Mr. Wynne spoke against this motion. He
I said it would be most unfair to give tbe com
petitors of Messrs. Tanner & Ce., for this con
tract the benefit of their brains and ingenuity,
which would be the case if Mr. Kent's motion
prevailed. I
Mr. Kent's motion was finally rejected.
Mr. Kent then moved that Colonel Tanner
be permitted to address the CoanciUn explana
tion of the contract.
Mr. Sloan objected, and the rote being taken
K lnjured. —Last night when the I
procession was in front of the 'f tie
one fired off a large pop-cracker,
which caused a number of horses to become
.nmanageable, during which they ran over
and trampled on one of the spectators, a col
ored man, who received several severe bruises
about his head and body, and had one of bis
legs broken. He was a.tended to in Wagner's
drug store, and taken to bis home in the lower
lity. We did not learn the sutler- j
tes M. Ford, who was arresied !
goon the charge of being a lunatic,
ay sunt to the losano Asylum at
He is believed to be hopelessly in-
Ford, it will bo remembered, was
time secretary of lhe Democratic
committee, and was considered one
;est light*.
-The Rev. 11. Lansing Burrows,
most talented young divines, has
:all to the First Baptist Church at
, New Jersey. He will leave for
1 of labor in about two weeks. We
3 the congregation on their selec
it, Knights . —The ushers and |
en appointed to attend to the du
t to the (heatrical benefit to be
c fraternity this evening, are re
leet in the library of Pythian Hall,
;nth and Main streets, at 6 o'clock
, prompt.
d to Practice. — Mr. Walter
ed, was admitted to practice at
he United Sta(es District court to.
recommendation of J. 11. Shields,
!.—Hun. Hugh L. Bond, L'niled
tit Judge, arrived in tbe city this
nd is the guest of Mr. M. F. I'lea
of the Circuit court,
jer Family of Swing Bssll Ringers
, til to the Order of Knights of
night at (he Theatre. Of coarse
ill be crowded. \
i no better exercise than roller
Ye would advise persons of seden
particularly to patronize the Skat-
It will be open (o-night.
.—Arcy ami Samuel Williams,
re received at the penitentiary to
o years each, from Prince George
house breaking.
of the Tredegar Company
Hid Talbott &. Sons.
Richmond, March 11, 1871. '
mcil of the City of Richmond :
itioners respectfully represent that,
ivitation contained in an advertise
d by the Superintendent cf the City
i, each of us did duly prepare, it no
and expense, drawings and speciii
u gas-holder of the capacity re
said advertisement, viz: 400,000
and we did, each of us, on the Gib
the day named by the Superinten-
Gss Works for that purpose—hand
ur respective sealed proposals for
asometer, accompanied by suitable
nd specifications. One of tbounder-
Ibott & Sons, offered to do the work
or $43,571, and the other, the Tred
any, for the sum of $30,950.
urpriso, wo learned, on tbe morning
of March, (hat the Committee on
recommended the preference to be
he offer of Messrs. W. E. Tanner 4
I sum of $47,000—a cost to the city
eater than the otter of Talbott A
$10,050 greater than the offer of tbe
Compuny. Knowing that we had
jurselves iv our respective proposals
(he c ty a mackiae of first-class ma
workmanship—that our plans and
ins are those of the most approved
this country and England, and re
g, too, our long residence in this !
imiliar acquaintance of our citizens |
operations, with our experience and
il qualifications, and with our pecu
[lonsibility for whatever work we
lertake—we could see no reason why
il should commit the city to pay more
Messrs. Tanner it Co., or to any I
;y, than to eilher of your petitioners
ne amount or value of work.
refore naturally concluded that th.re
mistake or error in the decision or
idation of the committee. We sent
■ engineers to the gas-works to exatn
ecifications of the work for which it
d the city Bball pay $47,000. We
s repurt to this petition. It will be
he was permitted to examine the pa
was told that he could have copies,
he returned next day (o take them
(Bied the privilege. Wo complain of
3 complain (hat, to say (he least, a se
>r or oversight bas been committed
mmittee, by which great and alarm
' has been done to this city, and es-pe
he petitioners not only to their cai aci
ufacturers aod mechanics, but to their
as taxpayers. The extent of this
an only be ascertained by comparing
Jcatiouß and drawings.
>eii(ioners only ask lor an exposuro of
—they seek to make publio the (rati l .
>r of Messra. Tanner & Co. is most a.l
us to the cily they would congratu
» upon being the successful bidders.
at be the cnee, (here is no need for
em. An eiposure of tbe pipers
indicate them and the committee.
Itatwof glAwrtfcsmg.
One •qmtre, wlx tnnertform 8 OC
One iqamre. twelve Ineertioni 6 60
One eqa«re, one month v 10 00
One •qnere, two month§. 18 00
One eqnare. three month*
Tinner & Co. hid forbidden the papers being
shown to my one.
| Bit the prerions examination of one of our
engineers enables as to approximate, we be-
I lieve, very nearly, the true state of the cue.
He reports that he believes that the quantity
of work we respectively offered is little. If it
ill, leu than the city would get of Tinner k
Co. for $47,000.
Now, we do not assail tho motives of any
one. But there are some circumstances con
nected with the matter which we would do in
justice to ourselves not to state in the strongest
| terms. We allude to the fact that the commit
tee showed preference to the highest bidders
by conferring with them after the bids were
opened, thus giving tbjem an opportunity, ex
tended to neither of your petitioners, to ex
plain their plans and specifications ; and wo
lurther have authentic information that the
committee did confer with that party about
pride), spd did in faot come to an understand
ing with Tanner A Co., unknown at Iho time
to your petitioners, their .ompetitors and
lower bidders, by which they obtained Tanner
& Co.'s assent to a reduction of $500 in their
bid; and in this your petitioner, complain
of a violation of the sanctity of sealed pro
posals, under which they were induced to
make their tenders to tbe city. Your peti
tioners submit that if it was admissible to
call in tbe bidder who charged $47,500 to re
duce his bid to $17,000, it would have been
much more proper to have sent for the lowest
bidder, who offered the work for $3(1,950, and
have made to bim this communication : "Wo
j have three bids for this work from three estab
lishments in the city, all equally responsible.
Their plans for the holder are substantially the
same. One of the bidders, however, offers
I columns that we prefer to yours, but his offer
is much higher than will make up for the
difference in the cost. Wodld you not be
willing to furnish for $40,000 all that he asks
$47,600 for V Now, it is further a matter of
complaint that the committee did not mike
j known the several bids to the Council. It is
plain that if tbo committee were ia error the
Coancil must thus fill inte tbe same error.
The following is a list of the bids md bid -
The Tredegar Company $33 950
Hay, Kennedy k Co., New York 40.000
Talhott A Sous 41,171
W. B. Tanner A Co., (nix bids on six plans,
Ac,) 43,800
W. B. Tanner A Co 44,70.)
1 W. JO. Tanner A C« 46.H00
I W. K. Tanner A Co 4«,iH>o
I W. K. Tanner k Co 47,500
W. K. Tanner St Co 48,10.1
i It will be observed that Messrs. Tanner &
Co. made six bids, each involving some varia
tion in specification. Of these six, tbe one for
$43,800 is for the same specifications is tbe
Tredegar Company in all material respects.
Now, the committee ought to have seen that
Messrs. Tanner & Co. give them in these
tigares their own measure of the difference bo
tween their bid on tbe ten small-column plan
of $47,500 and the Tredegar Company's bid.
To repeat: Tbe offers of Tanner & Co. show,
if they show anything, that they consider the
work they offered for $47,500 worth only
3,700 more than that offered by the Tredegar
Company, whereas the committee actually
roposed to give them $10,050 more thin the
'redegir Company's offer.
In conclusion, your petitioners beg to say to
•our honorable body that they come before
oa primarily to complain of a disregard of
he interests of (he city in this, that it is pro
mised to pay t» Messrs. Tanner & Co., in round
lumbers, $10,000 more than other responsible
citizens offer .substantially the samo thing for.
four petitioners concur that one of their i:'tru
er, the Tredegar Company, were entitled to
he work on the ground that they were the
owest bidder.
Your petitioners hereby agree, however, to
waive all claim as lower bidders than Tanner
& Co. on condilion that your honorable body
will now direct the committee to furnish to tho
three bidders in this city, and any other parties
they desire, a copy of the specifications they
prefer for (he gas bolder, with the privilege to
;acb parly to submit sealed proposals thereon,
and with a further understanding that tbe
owest bid—home bid, if the Council prefers—
shall be accepted, provided they regard it
reasonable in amount and from a responsible
mrty ; and this action year petitioners respect
ully request the Council to take after recon
sidering the vote of Monday last on the report
of the Commille. on Light.
At tbe same time, that there may be no mis
understanding of position, it is proper that
your petitioners should declare that, if the
lommittee bad conferred with tbem as they did
with Messrs. Tanner & Co. after opening the
bids, they would bave been willing then, as
they are now, to take the contract oa the spe
cifications it is proposed Messrs. Tanner & Co.
should work Jon, at a saving to the city of
| $7,000, say for the sum of $40,000.
Joseph R. Anderson,
F. T. Glasgow,
Archer Anderson,
R. Archer,
R. S. Archer,
For the Tredegar Company.
Talbott & Sons.
Tp.edeoar Works, \
Richmond, Va., March 9, 1871./
General J. It. Anderson, President Tredegar
j Dear Sir—Pursuant to your instructors, I
on yesterday examined it the old gas-works
the specifications, drawings and proposals for a
gasholder, submitted by Messrs. W. E. Tanner
& Co. to the Committee on Light. At the time
I made the examination I expected to be al
lowed this morning to copy the specifications,
so as to make a detiiled comparison between
them and ours and those of Messrs. Talbott S.
Sous. As permission to do Ibis, or even to sea
them, to day has been refused, I am obliged to
make this report from my examination of the
papenon yesterday.
In tbe specifications of Messrs. Tanner &
Co., which tbe committee approved, the gas
holder itself is, considered apart from the
columns, entirely of the same character and
plan as ours. There is no substantial difference.
The variations are only in minor details, and,
on tbe whole, I confidently estimate tbe differ
i nc in cost between the two would not amount
to $100. The only real difference between
their specifications and ours is in tbe columns.
They propose a system of small twelve-inch
(12) columns on a triangular base, say ten or
■' such systems, instead of eight three
ameter single columns proposed by us.
actual difference in weight of castings
two plans (supposing Tanner Si Co's ten
a pan to be the one preferred) I estimate
over 10,000 to 12.000 pounds, represent
cost of nit over $SOO at the most; buf
tbe small twelve oolumns would have been si
much cheaper to cast is to have nearly made
up tbe difference of weight. The actual differ
ence in strength and practical efficiency 1 oon
.siiier insignificant.
I have before me the best and most recen
English work on gasholders, showing that oa
plan of (he Binglc large columns lias been
adopted in the most receot constructions ia
If there was any omission in tbe specifici
tions submitted by us, or mything not cleai 1
understood, I think (be committee might hay
called on me to explain it, as I leara (he pre
I rred bidders were called on to modify Ihei
I observed that our principal and secondar
rafters were more numerous and King pns
longer than (heirs. Our drawing showed ill
diameter of roof centre, or King pott plate, (
be five feet seven inches and one half by oni
half inch thick ; also, of greater diameter than
Messrs. Tanner & Co.'s, thereby giving more
strength at that important point iv the holder.
To sum up, I estimate the excess of cost of
the preferred specifications of Messrs. Taoner
A- Co. over ours at less than $1,000.
Tbo, foregoing estimate is based oa the sup
p< lition thai Messrs. Wm. E, Tanner & Co.'s
ten-column specifications was tbe ono pre
-1 f.-rred by the eommiKee. If the twelve
e luuio $48,500 specification was the one
adopted, tbe increased cost of this specification
over the Tredegar Company's might amount
to three (housind dollars.
I hive the honor to be very respectfully,

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