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BJ BED DAILT— (Bondayi Exoepte* i Slala Sir*.l, lllclimour), Va UNA I, |* delivered to subscriber* In tb< FTr.tn Chit* ra* Week, payable to thi hree Caata per singlo copy, a Majurs. — Three month* tl 7tj alt 10 j one year $0 00 IKLV JOURNAL will be mailed to mh months for 75 cents; one yoar, $1 60. B W T B. iIBLY ITALL.~ r, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, Ur 16th, ICth and 17th, 1871. MATINEE WEDNESDAY, At rwo O'CLOCK P. at. L'B ROYAL JAPANESE TROUPE, of both sexea from Jeddo, Japan. ICROBATB, JUGGLERS, and EQUILIBRISTS. JAPANESE TROUPE IN AMB RIC ING IN THEIR RICH AND NATIVE MBS ATTACH PERFORMANCE, seventy-five cents. Reserved teats, on* lale during the day at West k John tore, Main street, sale commencing on y 13th, at 9 o'clock A. M. to Matinee—Adnlts, 60 cents ; Children -a of age, 26 cent*. U. BCHUMAN, Director. EN, Agent. my 10—7t IS AND 111 VERS, ad olegant aide-wheel steamer PALI n Ohas. NEL9OK, will leavo her wbarf >r King's Mill Wharf, on James river and SATURDAYS at 9 o'clock A. M , Ith the 12 o'clock train at City Point lrg. Itetin uinir, will leave King's Mill DAYS and MONDAYS, at 6 A. M., 1 the regular landings each way. her wba f at Rockotl* for Blnn's on ', THURSDAYS at 6 o'clock A. M., con f Point with the 7 o'clock train from .iicl.iiig at all the regular landings on >wn to Dillard's Wbarf, and all regular Chickahominy. Returning, will leave IDAYS at 6 or lock A M. eived from 12 o'clock Mondays to 9 Tuesdays, and from 12 o'clock to 6 P. *, and from 12 o'clock Friday* to 9 A. ilekahoininv will only be received from Inesdaj-s to 9 A. M. Thursdays, o way landings must bo prepaid, particulars, apply to Captain on board, GEORGE L. CURRIE, Agent, : Co.'*, corner 18th and dry streets. v yorIT. ~ ~jL-J& «1A STEAMSHIP ami PANY'S elegant, steam S*a*ftWß>W UPTON, Captain KuntETS, will leave tockett* on TUESDAY, May 16th, at 2 received up to the liour of sailing tions and through bills of lading given and eastern port*, steamship ha* fine cabin accommoda- $10 00 5 00 lets, good until used, only 15 00 r passage, apply to DAVID J. BURR, President. No. 1214 Main struct. Co., Agents, ii river. New York. my IS--3t FESTIVAL. AST AND FESTIVAL, ' ,3 IT VIRGINIA HALL, IT (Tuesday) at 7>_ o'clock, with d« irries. Cream, Cakes, and Muslo; aud l the AFTERNOON and NIGHT of and THURSDAY, shed from Ito4P. M. Feast at 7J_ anient first-class in every respect, nd will discourse their best music > applied to a most worthy object. PUOPOSiiLs. I Office A. 6.8., V JET Monroe, Va., May loth, 18J1. j IPOBALS, in duplicate, will be r*> isefflce until 11 A.M.JUNE 20th. ling the FRK.-1H BEEF required by Department U. 8. A., at this station, lis, commencing July Ist, 1871. s to conditions, quality of Berf, pay be obtained by auptication to JAMES CURRY, IstLt. 6th Arty, A.C. 8. IATBS FOR OFFICE, ERS OF TUCKAHOB TOWNSHIP F HBNRlCO:—Qeutltmen—l have nnounce myself a* an independent > cilice of SUPERVISOR, and pledge I, to devote my time and talents to the :.v one, regardless of party or any illy, your obedient servant, • JOHN B.JONES. KKlVl' AND • AX.IC. URNISHED on iklin street. Can be rented by a r four mouths, or one or two year*. M. 11., Post.,nice Box 130. WANTS. I'wo small -..out HOUSES are wanted, * of Buch can find responsible, care plying to THIS OFFICE my 19—t* illy WOMEN aud GIRLS, lor pri> He* in New York, Brooklyn and gei $12 to $20 per month. Also, .ERS. for tobacco factory in Ur»ok es and regular work. J. P. JUBTIB, Labor Agent. No. 9 Fifteenth street. iS I'AI.VI'UC. I G N WORK, Call on aMTA G V X , . • i th Tenth Street. j ORK AT LOW PRICES. ! j lOVKIfi ti.II.EK. I B'S BaTeT~ I ,i,tn, ot the District Court of the the Eastern District of Virnlma. 1871, the undersigned will sell, at Va., at 12 o'clock M. on the DAY OF JUNE, 1871, AND SIXTY ACRES OF LAND. :ity, surrendered by Madison Riche lird cash; the residue iv six and be seemed by negotiable notes, r, interest added, and title retained i money shall have been paid, with said notes be not paid at maturity. JACOB COHN, Assignee of Madison Ricliescn. Bankrupt. I LX. [ to be had at ALL HOURS at k CO.'S MILK DEPOT, net, between Grace and Broad. 11UK SPRINGS, GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA. The*e Springs, laiiious for their alterative waters and fashionable patronage, will be opt n on th* Ist Of JUNE. They afford accommodation* for 2,tfij I ersous. The Springs are 2.000 feet above tide-water, aod the climate In which they are situated Is always CoOL and INVIGORATING, rllording entire rellel from pro.-tiating summer ii.ut. Ptolesßor Roseuberger'* excellent band will b* iit attendance, to enliveu tie lawns anil ball-room. Musquerude and faocy balls during the season, as he retoi.iro An extensive livery will be kept at very moderate charge*. Charges- t-'l per diy and $76 per month of tbn i> days; children under ten yea-. * of age, and colored servant*, ball prioe; white servants, according io accommodations. MOUNT VERHOH. This beautiful, but long neglected spot, sacred to all true American hearts, as the home of Washington and the burial place of his a6hes, is at last receiving somo at tention from the public adequate to its merits. Several public-spirited citizens have recently made generous donations for its improvement. Congress appropriated $7,000 to bo expended in repairs to tho house, and such work upon the grounds as was absolutely essential to preserve tho placo from destruction. The Masons, as a body, have agreed to take some organized action to assist the Regency. The help already obtained is telling fa vorably upon tho appearance of the grounds. Under the capable superinten dent, Mr. Craig, a largo amount of grading, ditching and sodding of ex posed points has been done. The dense undergrowth along the front has been cut out, letting in tbo sunshine and mproving greatly both the beauty and sa. übrity of the grounds. Many thousand fruit and ornamental rees have been set out, of rare and valua )lo varieties. The garden and green-honso estify to the industry and skill of Mr. Iraig. Everywhere there are signs oi l.i < thrift and energy, in applying tho means urnished, to good purposes for the improve ment of the estate. Tbe institution has suffered hitherto rom inefficient management and the lack o■' means. Meius ought not to be lacking, nd we hope to see tho home aud grave of Vashington made worthy of its sacred associations, and so generously endowed, that its Managers will not feel tbe neces sity imposed, to collect tribute of the visi tors. It seems degrading to all parties concerned to put thia Mecca of the Amer ican people upon a level with traveling The trip to Mouut Vernon from Wash ijgtou is a most delightful episodo iv a long railroad journey. The steamer Arrow, Captain Stackpole, makes her trips daily, enabling tho tourist to visit Mount Vernon, and passing Alexandria, Fort Foote, and Fort Washington, gives a fine view of numerous redoubts of the McClellan line of defenses surmounting the distant hills. The neat little steamer, with pictures, flowers, singing birds, and its happy crowd, seems like a fairy palace as it floats along, stopping hero and thoro a moment fjr passengers, or to pick up the fino fruils of the farms which line the river. Cap tain Stackpole, always obliging and ready to give information to his passengers, makes everybody feel at homo. The two hours at the grounds are de lightfully spent in viewing objects associ ated with Washington. There are the trees which be planted, the buildings erec ted under his superintendence, walks and drives which he planned, the relics and mementoes of the revolution, whose bat tles ho fought, an! whose energies he guid ed to the benificent issue of order and lib erty which bless us to-day. Every travel er Eastward should take Washington in his way, and make the delightful and in expensive trip to Mt. Vernon. *—ns—* The Orape Culturalist is a monthly jour nal, devoted to grape culture and wine-ma king : George Husman and C. W. Spalding editors. We have received the last num. ber, which contains tho report of the an- | nual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Grape Growers' Association, from which I we sball condense an article in a few days- A hint of value here to beginners, and per- I haps to many old nursery men, is ex tracted. In planting all seemed to agree that the old expensive mode of trenching in plant ing vineyards is all wrong. Plow cross plow (sub-soil if the ground needs it), then mark off in squares of eight to ten feet. j The annua! cultivation should be plow ing early as possible ; again about the mid dle of May, cultivate with harrow, and keep the ground mellow till first of August, about two inches deep. Then lay by till November, at which time the land Is deep ly plowed. Corn should not be planted among grapes, or any field crop. Grapes may be trimmed any time after the leaves fall in autumn, till the sap starts in spring. They may also be trimmed after the new •hoots.are out so as to absorb the sap—say from the middle of May forward in this Rate. To promote size and productive , pinch back tho shoots four leaveß 1 the last clusters in June, very grape»grower should send for the Grape Culturalist. —> A New Candidate.—Sumner, Trum bill and Shermau, have each been tried by tho Democracy, for the next Presiden cy ; but being Bounded have each been given up as a bad job. What now ? General Logan, that especial object of Southern hatred, because be was uot olect- Pnmauder-iu-chief of the Grand Army c Republic, will, we presume, be ssed with like success as the rest, er beating the bush for another year, Democracy will at last be compelled to s ittle dowu upon a ticket we have selected for the party, and provided we can't get one suited more to our taste, will hoist the flag of "Hunnicutt and Walker," and never surrender until we elect them. It strikes our eye as being decidedly Demo- ♦ ♦ « The Conservatives of Louisa county have set up a ticket, for township officers, to be knocked down by Republicans. ' KM I OR'ST COLUNIE9 ON TIIK CO.UPBRATIVB PLAN. We have spoken elsewhere of the great advantages held out by our Virginia land*, especially of tho eastern or region, to emigrant colonies. Wo havo some suggestions now to offer upon the plan of organizing colonies so as to realize the highest benefits of united action. Ist. Every colony should number per sons of different pursuits in its organiza tion. The chances of success are vastly ! increased by varied industries. The colo ny should be an epitome of the well or ganized neighborhood. With a strong body of farmers, should ba joined black smiths, shoemakers, carpenters, masons, wagon-builders, cabinet makers, workers in wood, and trades of all kinds also; men specially skilled in stock, in dairying, in fruit growing. These are the constituent ele ments of thriving communities everywhere. 2d. The choice of location sbould be de termined by this principle: to find a loca tion where the greatest variety of pursuit* can be successful, at the same time giving tho best opportunilies for intellectual im provemout and rational enj lyment. 3d. The prime condition of high social life in the country as iv the city is conti guity of ho.nes. In the city this is car ried to an extremo inconsistent with com fort and health. In the country homes are situated at great distances from each other, and many of tho best advantages of social life are lost by the disperuiou o people over the vast areas. Tho organization of the colony aud th selection of the site should involve a plan for homes contiguous to each other. Fo this purpose a village should be provide* lor in the organization, and laid out taste fully iv lots sufficient for house and gar den, on the highest and healthiest part o the domain. Everybody lives in the village, | lage, and enjoys society and the pleasures and benefits to be realized in close com munities. J'he churoh, the school, social intercourse, markets, variety—privileges only to be realized in compact settlements, are at once enjoyed j civilization is brought upon the new ground ready-made. While wo consider the grouping of rural homes iv a village, the great step to im prove country life and the surest mode of making colonies a success in the South, we earnestly suggest co-operation in all branches of business. Bsite being secured, the central village mt aud lots taken up, tho outlying lands may be surveyed, and sold to the mem bers according to stock held by each. But an enormous advantage can be gained by throwing the whole into ono vast farm, and bringing to boar upon it tho most im proved process of cultivation. A great economy is thus effacted in the saving of fences. Next, by the combined capital of the association, implement* of the most improved character and prodi gious power may bo applied. The steam plow is beyond the means of any but the wealthiest farmers, but a company of 25 farmers can employ one. Tbe engines would do all tho plowing for a large farm, and all the threshing, sawing wood, coarse grinding, &c. So the dairy, in a settlement of one hun dred families, in a colonial village, could bo conducted under an experienced super intendent. Four hundred cows would supply such a settlement with milk, but ter and cheese. Under intelligent super vision, the milk carried to one dairy house to be manufactured into butter and cheese, would furnish all with fresh dairy products at cheap rates. Tho best of every thing would be thus secured, without the annoying care consequent upon each fam- j ily trying to keep a cow. The same rea soning applies to all products of the farm j and orchard. The village would, of course, havo it* mill, bakery, laundry, drying kilns for fruits, &c, to save its women from ex haustive drudgery. It will also have its store to secure the benefits of co-operative trade. Of course, the school-bouse, the church, and the hall for social gathering, will bo included in any complete plan. If our readers say this is visionary and I not feasible, we retort they are the vision aries who are stumbliug along iv the old clod-hopper style of living, aspiring to nothing better. The best life we can dream of, is possible for us. All this hat been accomplished and is being done around us in part. Our plan only pro poses to apply principles of economy re cognized by all business men. Put one hundred industrious, sober, intelligent families on two thousand acres of average land near market, and they can live after the first six months upon their earnings, and become rich in a few years on this plan. Their real estate increases in value at a rate unknowu iv ordinary settlements. We ask all good people who wish to help the world forward to waive all preju dice and seriously consider this matter of co-operative emigration. Virgiuia is lull of splendid sites fyr auch colonies. Their introduction hero would bridge over the gulf which vow drives back emigration from our borders. It would raise the price of our lands, intro duce capital aud skilled labor, aud open a way for us out of our depressed financial condition. Many colonies are organizing upon the same general plan, in the North ; but they are generally looking westward. It is useless for us to expect settlement either from Europe or the North by isolated persons. Those who came in that way, are selling out aud going North generally. Wo have it iv our hands by proper aod ' who have capital and skill, and who could not be hired to take an office. But for this we must be willing to ex tend facilities, and encourage emigration In colonies. Wo must recognize its benefits ours-lvt-s, and bo favorably inclined to wards it. Then we shall be likely to aid its adoption by others. We throw out these general hints to stimulate thought and discussion, and ultimate action, upon a subject moro im portant than all others now before the people of Virginia. 1 ■»»- — Organization of the New Govern ment at Washington.—The organiza tion of the Territorial Legislature at Wash ington, yesterday, and the inauguration of Governor Cooke, marks a new era in the social development of the Capital. We think it a most fortunate event, and it is certainly so accepted by the better class of people io Washington. Tbe confidence of Iss men is reviving, and numerous inents are being mado in real estate. nor Cooke's message is very able, rounds in suggestions of great value, i improvement of tho city and it* tidings. The method of modifying eets by parking the broad ones in ;ntre and moving the side-walks from the buildings in tho narrow rould of itself save half the cost of , and so beautify the city as to vast ease the value of its residence prop believe this plan of improvement ret suggested by the Hon. T. B. a gentleman of wealth, intelligence ste, who did as much as auy other perhaps, to build up Chicago, his borne. Mr. Bryan came to Wash ington to escape the severe winters North. He is a noble specimen of American man kand one of the most valuable accee to the citizenship of Washington, aid bo a matter of congratulation all he country, tbat Washington is at ast relieved from the stupid fogyism which has repressed its growth and made t a scandal among the capitals of the VIROI.VIA NEWS. The United States District Court is now n session al Lynchburg. Cherries are selling at twenty cents per < uart in Petersburg. Sheepshead are making their appear nce in the Norfolk market. Petersburg had a fight on Suuday last, in which hickory got the best of rattan. Norfolk is jubilant over the Charade Club, and its first performance. Why can't we have one in Richmond ? A member of the Lynchburg City Coun cil bas declined re-election. Can Rieh moud say as much ? The Chapman Sisters, with Bishop, will perform iv Petersburg on Friday and Saturday nights next. Tho Chambers Steam Fire company, of i Portsmouth, held their anniversary ban quet there on Friday last. The whipping-post is again becoming fashionable in Norfolk. This institution is one of the many evidences of Democra tic humanity. Chivalry! i The Conservative alias Democratic party of Norfolk will hold a convention on the 19th, possibly, to do much damage. A robbery was committed in Dinwiddie on Saturday last. Tha fellow showed his good sense by stealing only something to The following light-houses are soon to be established: Iron-screw pile light house, on Lambert's Point shoal, and one on Body Island, coast of North Carolina, j The Alexandria Standard and Sentinel intimates that Mis. Magill has been mar ried six times, or, that ii has noticed her marriage six times—wedon't know which. Tho trains on the Orange and Alexan dria road are now running regularly, except that passengers have to be ferried across the river at Lynchburg. I Norfolk was in a quaudary la3t week as to what offices were to be filled at the coming election. By consulting a law firm, the necessary information was ob- The Democrats of Alexandria offered to pass a vote of thanks to one Major Ball, immediately after promising to be more quiet in the future. The Major declined tbe honor. The Republicans of Alexandria propose I starting a new paper there soon; the I Standard and Sentinel says it will be a trifle larger than tf is. If it is not, it will be a small affair. The Courier of this moruing is charmed with a superb serenade given it last night, by Slaughter's bantl, and says Petersburg should be proud of such a musical associa tion. This depends upon how you have The grand jury in PriDce George yester day, found a true bill against Richard Green and Wm. H. Johnson, alias Birney, for the murder of Charles Friend. Their trial by jury commenced this morning. Another firo occurred in Norfolk, Satur day last, burning two frame tenements on Newton street. They were completely destroyed owiug to the want of water. If Norfolk has not plenty of water, where is Lynchburg baa recently made a sale of oue and half pounds of tobacco, we pre sume, at the enormous price of $1,000 per hundred pounds. It is strange our neigh bora never tell us how much is sold at sucb big figures. The white majority in Lynchburg is only nineteen. We know of more than fifty good, square white Republicans there; and if the Democrats bave not played tho same game of cheat there that they have here, we may expect a Republican triumph . and au honest city government. i The Japanese Troupe —The polite agent I of this wonderful tea party, havinrr favored us with free passes, last night, we, inepite of the threatening weather, in co.upany wilh a large • crowd, found ourselves in Assembly Hall on time, ready to see whatever they had to show. Little "All Right" first made his appearanoe, I I and after proving to our satisfaction that be would make good over shoes, he tried to bore a bole witb hia head in tbe bard pine boards of I the stage, by making it the pivot, upon which ho turned successfully for several min utes. Assuring us tbat bis head hadn't been i used up, he bowed himself out, and retired | amid rapturous applause. Next came tho wonderful pipe actcf Tad ■ sungabi, who swallowed a lighted pipe with , as much gusto as we imagine be would a well sweetened bowl of rice, and fully aatisßed ns that be would make a first-class smoke-itack for a forty horse power engine. If there can be no smoke without fire, hia stomach must be copper-lined or considerably scorched. A heavy ladder.requiring the united strength I of six men tv handle, was put upon the stage ( and balanced upon the feet ol one of the gentle- I men—whose name we dm.*t remember to have heard before—lying flat upon his back, on which anon mounted one of the juniors, ascend i ing witb great care to the top, from whicb I extended about six feet, liko sn arm, a smaller ladder, out which he cautiously crept, while the senior was kept busy so manipulating the • main ladder as to keep a prop r balance, inclining it almost to an angle ol 45 degrees. 1 During this lemarkable perl,irmance, any at tempt at applause wa* quickly suppressed by the audience, every one of whom s fined ■ pell-bnund by the daring feat. At tbe close of this scene, little "All Bight" again made his appearance, and mounting a pile of boxes, built up like a pyramid, the top of which formed a square of about four inches, he poised himself upon his bands, turned slow ly a backward summersault, planted his feet upon the box, slowly rising to an upright posi tion, proudly exclaiming "All liigbt." He then reversed, returning to his bands and jumped down, amid the hearty applause of the crowd. It is impossible fur us to describe the sever al wondegjtt 1 and startling performance* of these pen™, in the limited space allowed us. and wo have referred to several of their minor act* simply to show what they are capable of I observed, unlike other acrobats, that performed in their bare feet, uerous speeches were delivered by the ,ers during tho performance, which we rery well, but did not exactly understand, wag suggested that the late rainy er had given them all sore throats, which tited tbem from talking plainly. We *'t see it. Altogether it is a first rate and deserves the liberal patronage ia extended tbe company wherever ex d. The entertainment will be repeated ht and Wednesday night, for the las All who wish to enjoy themselves ar to attend. oroveDUtnts. —We aro pleased to notic lew buildings aro going up in all dlrec Third street, between Main and Cary tylish brick dwellings bave ju-t been d, and another been commenced on tb itreei, south of Cary. rst-class brick dwelling is nearly com at the head of Grace street, where the cars-turn off to Hollywood, foundation of a brick dwelling on lin street, near Fourth, was laid la* Sroad street, near fifth, the old "Lemosy ' is to be demolished to make room for ndsome tenements, to be erected by Mr. ttehle. ' he adjoining lot, Mr. Hoyer bas already need the erection of a new building xclusion of locomotives from Broal Btreet will give a wonderful impetus to the improvement of that splendid avenue. The lower portion of the city, as well as the eastern suburbs, exhibit life and energy, and a number of new stores and residences are goins, up rapidly. We think that if the street railway was ex tended up Twenty filth street and then to Oak wood that it would pay well, and also inorease the growth of that portion of the city. Oak wood is a beautiful spot and crowds of visitors flock thither on every pleasant afternoon. Behavior at Church. —Wo have had our attention called to the bad conduct of a num ber of young gontlemen at St, Paul's, who de liberately go there to talk and disturb those wbo would love to bear the gospel preached quietly. Tbe habit of gentlemen at all tbe churches crowding the steps, sidewalks and doors, tn stare at ladles as tbey come and go, ia deserving of severe rebuke. Several of our churches are reached by means of long flights of steps, up and down which they are com pelled to pass, but who do so much to their annoyance, owing to tbe habit of gentlemen (by profession) who stand and gaze, and impu dently remark upon Iheir feet, dress, &c. Of tbis babit, we cannot speak in too strong terms, nor can we impress upon those addicted to it tbe wrong, more forcibly tban to say, that many of them have sisters whom they love, and would dislike to Bee mi.de the subjects of coarse and vulgar jests within their hearing. Itemeuiber, theu, young gentlemen, that these same ladies, whom y.iu shame and disgust by your vulgar conduct, are claimed as the sisters of men as good as you are. Thinks. —We acknowledge ourselves in debted to Messrs. Devlin i. Co., extensive clothiers of New York, lor a copy of The Me tropolis, published by themselves. This ia a handsome little pocket journal, neatly bound Bi cloth, handsomely illustrated, aud furnishes II useful information about New York and er public places. IS,-.sides being liberal ad vertiaerß in the newspapers, they have adopted Ka desirable means of advertising their s. So valuable i* this little bonk con , that we have been begged for it by those to whom we have shown it, and Messrs. Devlin & Co. would do well to send us a lot of them. Messrs. John S. Devlin & Co., of this city, are a branch of tbis extensive New Yotk ess i.il li.-linietit, who, being jealous of the high reputation of their Mttropolitan bouse, keep up with it in style and prices of clothing. They are at No. 1007 Main street. Heavy Firing —While three rogues were engaged in stealing iron yesterday morning, from the Old Dominion Nail Works, they were come across by Policeman Shields, wbo delibe rately fired three shots at them while attempt ing to make off with their booty. This occur red at 4 o'clock A. M. About half an hour afterwards, the same policeman lired one shot at another thief whom he found stealing iron from Messrs. Smith & Potter, and at 5 o'clock fired at another, who had a lot of stolen tobac co in his possession. Tbe officer captured all the stolen plunder in possession of tbe thieves, wbo he was unable to capture owing to their being too swilt of foot. Officer Shields mutt have been in a shooting humor, and we would advise thieves to keep themselves scarce of hi* Republican Nominations for Fairfield j Toionuhip of Henrico. —The following ia a Hat of the names put forward by the Republican* of tbis township, aa their candidates to be vo ted for at tbe coming election : For supervisor, Samuel S. Annable; town ship clerk, Hugh L. Davis; commissioner of roads, Captaia John A. Eacbo; assessor, J.J. Umbauf; collector, Lewis C. Miller; magis trate, Robinson Harder; overseer of the poor, I Andrew J. Waldrop The nominations are said to bo good ones, and will, we understand, receive tbe cordial support of the party in tbat township. Can't See ll. —Fredericksburg wants na to take back an old engine, sold by us to tbem to put out any fire which might occur ihere ; but we guess we shan't do it, unless she can persuado Philadelphia to treat us the same way. If you get bit you must stand It, a* we bave to do. Ol one thing, you may b , lure, I and that is, It you don't want to lose money, | yon had better let our Council alone. Dark-Last night. Cool—River water. Prosperous—The notary business. Mill-pond productions—Dead infant*. In town—The Lynchburg Republican. Hands off—The rosea in the Capitol Square. - Btraoge—Strau* voting against an appropri. VVheie were you last night when the gai went out T " The City Council met yesterday afternoon. A happy party 1 The director* of Ihe Capitol Memorial Asso ciation will meet this afternoon at 6 o'clock. Moees, not viewingthe premised land from the height* of Jefferson, has planted his rod in Madison Ward. A Q«od Witness. — Sandy Dunnivant, ol Chester, Chesterfield county, was this morning arrested and brought before U. 8. Commis sinner M. P. Pleasants, charged with selling liquor without having first settled wilh "Uncle '« amu . el '" who re <l ui res the deposit of twenty five dollars before commencing operations. Five credible witnesses stated posi ively tbat they had bought liquorjof Dunnivant at dif ferent times, which would havo fastened the cha-ge home upon Mr. D., but for the ready and intelligent witness he produced for the def-nce. A young gentleman of Chesterfield, delight ing in the attachment nf F. F. V". and presumed to be a constituent of Judge Cox, came forward and *wnrp positively tbat Dunnivant had not sold liquor, for he bad never seen him do so. ( Rather negative evidence, this I and like tbe Irishman, who said he could get fifty gintle men to sware they niver saw him stale, ima. glued he bad played tbe divil ) Tbat these parties wbo had worked for Dunnivant were in debt to him, he knew from the fact that he had *een Dunnivant's books aod bad examined the accounts between them. The suspicions of tho district attorney being aroused, be inquired nf tbe witness if be oould read and write, when, lo 1 he announced, "I cannot." This was a stunner tn the attorney, wbo informed him he cnuld stand aside, nut regarding bis testimony in relation to books and accounts as of much service, as be could neither read or write. This is a good subject for free school consideration. Dunnivant was admitted to bail in the sum of $1,000, for his appearance at the next term of the United States court, when it is pre turned ho will make bis appearance, leaving l the important witness for the defence "to LigUs Out/—Wo can imagine that many ludicrous scene* occurred last night, Bhen ao many people found themselves in the tuatinn of Moses (not our City Council ono,) when the candle went out; but, as we were trolling around in search of an item, did not know what was going on inside of our many parlor* and balls. Many aiweetbeart, who wa* suspicious that nme fond mother's eye was peering through he keyhole, rejoiced, when he found himself n total darkness, with the timid maiden remblingly leaning on bim for protection, and snatched many a stolen kiss before a light oould be procured. Equaliy charmed were tbe less innocent whose only occupation is in robbing others of their possessions. Tbey, too, had things their own way, but we are not informed of any stealage of any impirtance, except in our City Council, who seem disposed to keep it up re gardless of lights off or on. A gentleman who sleeps in one of nur hotels informed us tbat he was aroused by thu fire alarm bells, and upon attempting to "light tbe gas, found it impossible. Of course be could come to no other conclusion than tbat a fire, in tbe lower portion of the building, bad cut off the gas connection. Without pants, shoes or bat, he made a bur. ried descent, and but for the total darkne** would have presented a fearlul picture to all whom he met. Darkness is sometimes prefer able to light, and we imagine this gentleman found it so, on ascertaining he was in no danger. The cause of derangement bas been ! corrected and we will be permitted to light up Police Court.— The following case-i wore disposed of by Police Justice White this i George Freeman, colored, charged with fe loneously stealing a lot of clothing tbe proper ly of Charles Dipner, was sent on for trial be fore the grand jury tbis day. Dallas Branch, colored, charged wilh being a vagrant and a suspicious character, was sent to jail in default of security for his future j Wm Freeman, for unlawfully and feloneous ly aiding and abetting in the robbery of the house of Charles Dipner, was sent back until I to morrow, to which time his case was contin ued. William Anderson, colored, for assaulting and striking Squire Harris, was fined $2.50. Augustus Owington, up for being drunk and lying In tbe street, was warned and let off. ] Political Meeting in Henrico. —A meet ing of the Republicans of Fairfield township, Henrico county, was held yesterday at the Franklin house, which nominated a ticket to be supported by the Republican party of tbat township. During the making of spee-h-s, a I professed Republican was charged with plscirg io the hand* of colored men, Democratic tick- I ets. for the purpose of fleceiving them, wbo d, nied the charge by calling the speaker, Ma- I jor Annable, a liar, who replied by knocking bim down. If these be the facts, and we bave no reassn to dnubt ihetn, the traitor received exactly what be daierved, and should be • warning to all such men in the future. The alarm of fire last night was turned In from box No. 17, corner of third and Duval streets between one and two o'clock, and turned out to be false. Our efficient fire bri gade was promptly on hand,grateful no doubt, at finding their services were not wanted. It is believed that some unauthorised and villainous person bas obtained possession of a key to tbe fire-boxes, and used it last night to create a false alarm It ia lo be hoped, who ever he may be, that he will aonn be discovered and a just punishment awa-ded him, for his * A Good Appointment —Mr. Thomia S 1 Dabney, for a time route agent in the mail ser vice on tbe Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, baa been appointed inspector of tobacco, snuff and cigars, for tbe fourth revenue district, in room ol a good Democrat, who has held the office fur a number nf years. We are glad to see such changes, and bnpe they will continue until there will not be one of them left to tell tbe Afar! So. —lt has been intimated that the twelfth man ofthe Sands jury, who is in favor of the acquittal of the prisoner, i* from Rich- | iiinud. We are informed upon good authority that thi* ii not really the case, and tbat if the jury stands as reported, eleven for one, tbat the one for acquittal is from Alexandria. Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Freight. It is officially reported that tho Soutbside bridge, near Lynchburg, is la a forward state of completion, and that freights for the South west over the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio railroad will be received at the Danville depot I on and after to day as usual. For Brazil —The British brig Waif Captain foulden, arrived in tbis port yester day from New York. She Is oonsigned to Messrs. Haxall & Crenshaw and the Qalleg*) Mills, and will take a cargo of flour to tbo Braxils. Henrico County Convention. —A conven tion of the Republicans of Brooklyn, Tuckaboe aod \ in ma townthips, will be held at tba court-house on to-morrow at noon, for tbe purpose of nominating a ticket for each of these townships. . Madison Ward Club. —There will be • meeting of tbis club to night at half past eight o'clock. A full attendance is desired, aa im portant business will be attended to. Prominent J »d»*rtl*«a»emti will be Inserted In the BV*N INS J vartunment* I xfns) *«_n»r*, on* Insertion ........ f vj I ■'"•• wjriar*, two lueertlon j 2.1 I >tie square, three insertion* „ „ 1 75 I >ne sqnare, *fx insertion* 3qc I >ne sqnare, twelvr, Insertion* "..' * 40 I In* aqnam. one month 10 on I s!?* s<lear*, two month*. 18 00 I Tn* sqnare, tome month* „ 2* 00 For quarterly and yearly Advertisers special arrangements, will he made. f heTj atEST' news Letter r, am Petertbartr. Petersburg, May 16, 1871. I To the Editor ofthe Stale Journal. An adjourned meeting jf the City Coun- I cil was held yesterday. The businesi trans acted was unimportaut, but an immenae crowd of Republicans were present, as it was currently believed that the C udcil Were about to consolidate the »• cond with the third ward, and the fourth with the fif.h ward, tberehy putting a strong Deni litic with a weak Repuh'ican waid in 1 case, so as to carry tbeir Democratic ncilmen in on the consolidated ticket. ne Index this mnrning tries tncouvince readers that "our Councilmen never such intention." We have positive ranees from Democratic Coßncilmen such was their intention, and the only on it was 11.it carried out was because "■"V could not do it. There were some legal obg'a-'es. And besides, they "feared the people." Some of tbeir wisnst heads warned them against the nv>ve. The peo ple would not submit to it, and tbey would lose more than they would gain. The fact is we would unduuhtedly have carried all ibe wards, if consolidation had beeu effected for such swindling purposes as were in the hearts of tho authors of tbis gerrymander Ni\ 3. In addition to the officers to be chosen at our election on tbe 26th instant, as stated in my last letter, we have to vote on the question of a subscription by tbe I'ity of Petersburg of a quarter of a mil lion of dollars tn aid in the construction of a railroad from Petersburg to Nnrth Caro lina, through tae counties of Dinwiddie, Brunswick and Mecklenburg. This propo sition will undoubtedly be defeated. A large number of substautial citizens of both parties have grave doubts as to the investment ever becoming a paying one either directty or indirectly. And in addi tion to that, the organization of the road in the bands of our political opponents, and Republicans are heartily tired of the plan of putting power in tbe hands of our political enemies by our own votes—pow er which they invariably uso to defeat us at the polls, and in every other way to cripple onr influence for good. There was to have been a publio discus sion of tbe railroad question last night, but the weather prevented. The meeting fir that purpose will take place to-morrow night at the court-house. "Politics will bo excluded," and the merits of the ques tion only are to be debated, so the friends ofthe road say. We will see. It will be a notable event. If a genuiuo Southern Democrat can be found that will discuss any issue before the public without intro ducing politics, Barnum ought to have him. Occasionally. BTHe Civil War tn France. COMMUNE IN A BAD WAY —THE PEACK TREATY, ScC. A London dispatch says that the bonds of the city of Paris loan, to the extent of 750.000 francs, have been stolen. A warniug against their negotiation baj been sent to all European banks. The London Echo of the 15th says a dispatch received that evening from Berlin, gives some additional particulars of the treaty of peace negotiated at Frankfort. Tho document contains seventeen articles and three supplementary clauses." The French are to restore all the vessels cap tured during the war, and refund their value iv cises where tbe vessels have been sold. The navigation clause of the treaty of 1862 is to b« maintained. A 1 duties aro to be abolished in Alsace for six months. A dispatch from Paris, dated Sunday evening, says that General Dimbrowski ordered that all ihe officers refusing tonbey their superior officers should be shot It is stated thut soven meu and a number of young women, bearing an ambulance with 1 red cross, were refused qunrter hy the 04th rpgiment of the line, who shot fivo of their number. The batteries at Moutre tout are firiug heavily on Paris. General Russel is reported in Belgium. The London Times special from Paria says Pyatt openly declared the 'nil of the Comtnutie to be imminent. Tbe National Guards decline tn tnareh.and talk nf m.en ing gates tn the Versaiilists General Dom lirowtki's orders are not obeyed. The wo men nf Paris interviewed the C mnuiiie and demanded arms to fight the Versail ists. 1 **> 1 The Extra Seaalon of tun Senate. Washington, May .15 —The Senate met his morning aud immediately went into Executive session, and the Conimiitee on Foreign Relations reported the High Com nission treaty. Mr. Morton made a brief peech explaining its provisions, when the Seuate a Ijourned. ♦«**>« The German "peace" procession at Phil adelphia yesterday was four hours'io p*ss ng a given point. In gome ins'aoces along the immense body the German, 'Yeiich and American flags were inter wined. Henri Drayton, the English opera inger, died at Rochester, New York, yes erday. He was formerly a member of ie Richings' troupe. The trial of Boulton aud Parks, impli cated in porsoi.ating women in London, Eng., has resulted in their acquittal. The Assembly of Newfoundland is de ating the Washington treaty, which meets with great opposition. The cable says the weather in England resterday morning was favorable to the Hanoheiter New* and Goastp. Sad Case of Hydrophobia.—The young man Starke, whom we mentioned yesterday aa being ill, we are informed by Dr. Monteiro ha* hydrophobia, and no hope is entertained of hi* recovery. He was bitten by a dog about eighteen months back, and has shown tome signs for several days past that the attack Is of a virulent and fatal character. Judge Weiiiger's Court. — To-day, in the cat* of Webb c«. J. M. Moody, the jury not agree ing, they were discharged, and the case con tinued until next term. The Martin will ease is set for to-morrow. The case nf Trabue vs. Danville Kailroad Company was occupying tbe attention of tb* Court when tbi* report closed. Executive.— The members of the Fxecutive Committee will meet to night at the Town ball. All are requested to attend. Busioess demands Republican Mee'ing.—Oa Thursday night at the Oojoend Baptist church, a mass meeting will be held. All a ;i requested to attend, to hear aod to see, a* we are informed the noml- Bitioos lor trustees, will be made at tbat time.