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T7OB JAMBS AND CHICKAHOMINY UIVEKS. The fast and elegant Bide-wheel steamer PALI SADE, Captain Chas. Nelson, will leave her wharf at Ror-ketts for King's Mill Wharf, on James river, on TUESDAY and SATURDAYS at 9 o'clock A.M, connecting with the 12 o'clock train at City Point from Petersburg. Returning;, will leave King's Mill on WEDNESDAYS and MONDAYS, at 6 A. M., touching at all the regular landings each way. Will leave her wha f at Rocketts for Binn's on Chickahominy, THURSDAYS at 6 o'clock A. M., con necting at City Point with the 7 o'cluck train from Petersburg, touching at all the regular landing* on James river down to Dillard'* Wharf, and all regular landing* on Chickahominy. Returning, will have Blnn'a on FRIDAYS at 6 o'clock A M. Freight recoived from 12 o'clock Monday* to 9 o'clock A. M. Tuesdays, and from 12 o'clock to 6 P. M. Wednesdays, and from 12 o'clock Fridays to 9 A. M. Saturdays. Freight for Chickahominy will only bo received from 12 o'clock Wednesday* to 9 A. M. Thursdays. All freight to way landings ninst he prepaid. For further particulars, apply to Captain on board, or to GBOROB L OURRIB, Agent, at Cdriie k Co.'s, corner 18th and Cary streets. my B—lm WlflES AND LIU.IOR9. T No. 700 CORNER SEVENTH AND BROAD BTS., RICHMOND, VA. Mr. LOUIS KUKKR takes pleasure In notifying hi* many ft lends and the public generally that he has recently fitted up and opened the above place. He keeps constantly on hand the finest LaGKK BEER and ALE—both on draught and bottled for family use; together with a choice selection of WINKS and LIQUORS—both foreign and domestic. Thankful for past patronage be solicitu the same tn the future. my 17—lw FlfSl'lVAL. ■ ADIBS' FEAST AND FESTIVAL, AT VIRGINIA HALL, Open. TO NIGHT (Tuesday) at -\! A o'clock, with de licious Strawberries, Cream, Cakes,and Music; and will continue on the AFTERNOON aud NUIIIT of WEDNBBDAY and THURSDAY. Dinner* furnished from Ito4P. M. Feast at 73** P. M. Entertainment flrst-clas* in every respect. Keauick's Band will discourse their best music each night. Proceed* to he applied to a must worthy object. my 16—St » PROPOSALS. orric* A. 0.8., I Foil Monroe, Va., May 16th, 1871. j SEALBD PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re ceived at this office until 11 A. M. JUNB 20th, 1871. for furnishing the FRESH BEEF required by tbe Subsistence Department U. S. A., at this station, dnring six months, commencing July Ist, 1871. Information a* to conditions, quality of Beef, pay ment*, Ac, cau he obtained by application to JAMES CURRY, my 16—8t Ist Lt. 6th Arty, A. C. S. CANDIDATES FOR oKKICK, t .10 TEE VOTERS OF TCGKAUOE TOWNSHIP, JL COUNTY OF HENRlCO:—Gentlemen—l have tha honor to announce myself aa an Independent candidate for the office of SUPERVISOR, and pledge myself, if elected, to devote my time and talents to the Interest* of every one, regardless of party or any previous issues. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, niy Hi—eodlt * JOHN B. JONES. FOR RBHI' AND SALE, TO RENT—FURNISHED HOUSE (first-oU**), ou upper Franklin street. Can be rented by c. small family for four months, or one or two years. Address my 16—St* M. 11., Poaioffice Box 138. wantbl WANTED— By two young gentlemen, a FUR NISH KD ROOM.Iu a pleasant location, with in ten minutes walk ol the Postofflce. my 17—3t* Address G. P. P. WANTED.— Two small neat HOUSES are wanted, aud owner* of such cau find responsible, care ful tenant, by applying to Tills OFFICE my 16—t. WANTkD— Fifty WOMEN and GIRLS, lor pri vate families iv New York, Brooklyn and New Jersey ; wages $12 to $20 per month. Also, fifty LUMP MAKERS, for tobacco factory in Brook lyn, at high wages und regular work. J. P. J USTIS, Labor Agent. my 13—lw No. ti Fifteenth atreet. SIUM PAICTING. 1,1011 EVERY DESCRIPTION OF SIGN WORK, Call on MONTAOTTfu, No. 8 South Tenth Street. BBST WORK AT LOW PRICES. IP 28—lm tfwnittfl rotate ggtttml A NATIONAL EXCHEHBER l We print to-day, on our third page, a . communication from tho New York Her ald, which well deserves the attention of our readers. It is agreed by all men of . business experience, outside of banking in stitutions and money-lenders, that we need more money in circulation. It is quite as obvious that tho present circulation is un equally distributed, subject to unhealthy disturbances, and wholly inadequate in every way, to the needs of the country. Our expanding business growing out of the settlement of new regions and the dis covery of new resources, has been embar rassed and tbo development of the whole country checked by want of money. For years American Industry, the sturdy grow ing child of a now continent, has boon fettered by a restrictive financial policy. Its young limbs have been dwarfed and enfeebled, and its very life absorbed by the process of compression. Industry demands relief from this cruel and ruinous poHcy. This relief must come iv cheaper mone"y, moro equitably distributed. Hugh McCullougb, a country , banker, mado Secretary of tho Treasury hy Mr. Lincoln, set back the industrial growth of tho country ten years. True to the education aud instincts of a banker, ' he thought the country was going to ruin > because money was cheap. So he saga ciously resolved to burn up the greenbacks at the rate of four million's a month. A Congress of financial babies permitted it to go on until the cries of tortured indus try aroused the West, and soon the whole country, and tho destructive policy was arrested. We commend to thoughtful attention tbis article from the Herald. Our politi cians generally have so much work to get into office, and keep there, as to prevent tho study of tbis class of questions. Men who pay wages and earn them, tbe crea tors of wealth, by the use of capital and labor, who must meet maturing bills each j day and week of thoir lives, can best study finance. They know what torture comes . from a tight money market for a single i week ; what suro ruin if it be prolonged. , What we want is a wise plan by which tbo whole community can avail itself of its own credit to secure the instrument of ( ' exchange, which we call money, in such measure as it needs at cheap rates. When Congress destroyed the convertabil ity of the greenbacks at will, it Invaded a sacred public right. We believe that it should make the national currency con - , vertable into bonds bearing a low rate of i interest, and bonds into currency again at ' tbo option of the holder. Then it should ' provide at onco for an issue of money . equal to tho wants of business. If our money is good, we cannot get I too much of it in circulation. Mouey is ' tbe oil that lubricates the wheels of in dustry. Give us cheap money, aDd we will set the machinery in motion every where, and fill tho land with plenty and prosperity. I * INFORMATION WASTED. The dark and tricky ways of tho City Council have often been referred to in our paper. Wo proved to the tax-payers that this body had deliberately squandered large amounts of money. We are watching tbe conduct of these gentlemen, [ and shall expose their acts, until they show what bas become of the poople's money. We hoped and expected to find the Board of Education free from taint, but the slating contract awarded Col. Ordway is suspicious sb well as some other matters. This Board bas raked and scraped the city ■ to find Democratic "gentlemen from Af rica" to fill the positions of "janitor." We are assured by an officer of tho old Board that at tho expiration of its term about $1,700 remaiued in the hands of the treasurer to be turned over to the present officials; but we have searched in vain for an acknowledgment of the receipt of the ] amount, or any portion of it, in ths last school report. On the contrary, we find $414 outstanding claims from the old Board of Education, which have been paid out of the funds of the present year. This looks badly, and should be inquired iuto, if any one can bo found with authority to ; ventilate Democratic matters. ■ Where aro the seventeen hundred dol" ', lars ? Have they been paid over to the present Board 1 If so, how have they been disposed of 7 Is there a secret service fund required by the Board of Education f or has it been appropriated to pay Demo [ cratio challengers and canvassers 7 The - public is interested in these matters, and is foolish enough to think that public fuuds are not tbe personal property of public officers. We await an answer. Where can the seventeen hundred dollars be found ? »*i - European Emigration to Alabama. At '.he request of Consul General Hitz, of ; Switzerlaud, and Coloe & Co., of Lorraine. I J. J. Giers, of Alabama, made out a French , aud a German report upon the condition of tbat State. The German report has been published in the Switzerland official - papers. Tbe French report has been re plied to by the arrival of two gentlemen from Lorraine, wbo will visit Alabama very soou and select a location for a colony for their countrymen expected here in the fall. i*i. The most fashionable costumes for this Summer will be grenadines, orgaudies and muslius over colored skirts. A very nice fashion for wearing out old dresses. VIRGINIA NEWS. Lynchburg bas a cigar factory. To-day will bo Memorial Day in Char lottesville. Tbo Hon. John F. Lewis lias boon upend ing a few days in Lynchburg. They are finding dead babies in Lynch burg as well as we are here. Circuit court for Alexandria county is now in session, Judge Keith presiding. Fields Cook, a well known colored man in this city, is now in Lynchburg attend ing tbe Baptist convention. The Catholic Beneficial Society will hold a State's Union of their different societies at Alexandria on the 14th of June. Boy. W. S. Whito, one of the oldest Presbyterian divines in the State, is quite ill at his residence in Lexington. Two colored men from Washington were deposited in the workhouse at Alexandria a few days ago. A bad place to deposit I George F. Crush is mado postmaster at Lively Mount, Montgomery county, vice E. J. Akers, resigned ; James C. Bobinson, at Woodville, Bappanannock county, vice W. W. Plantow, resigned. A row occurred between two negroes at a meeting in Amherst, on Saturday last, in which one of them was struck on the head with a stone, and will probably dia from the effects of the blow. The -Colored Baptist Convention at Lynchburg, adjourned Saturday night last. Tho meeting was largely attended and con ducted with order, commending itself to tha entire commur.ity. The Lynchburg News must be a sour old Hinglishman, as his opinion of the Ameri can Revolution leads us to believe. He is at least fond of beef, if we are permitted to judge from his appearance. The schooner Rebecca, from Havre ie Grace with coal for this city, sprung a leak and Blink off Smith's Point on tho 13th inst. The steward aud oue sailor were drowned. The balance of tho crew wero taken off by a passing brig and carried to Fortress Monroe. W. A. Strother is one of tho Conserva tive nominees for the Council in Lynch burg—a Richmond man. [Ho must be an exception to Bichmond councilmen generally, for Lynchburg wants an honest Council] Mr. W. H. Terrell has declined the nom ination for assessor of the Charlottesville Township. We are glad of this, as our old friend is entirely too large to handle himtelf with dexterity ; besides, he has passed that ago of life when men are am bitious to hold office. We thought the Colonel lived in Bath ! **J SSIBX*-**, Letter from Pel eraburfr Petersburg, May 17, 1871. To the Editor of the Stale Journal : Meetings of Republicans were held last night in tbe first and second wards of the city, for the purpose of making nomina tions of candidates to be supported in the coming election for councilmen and jus tices of the peace. The following nomi nations were made: First Ward. —Councilmen — Benjamin S. Burch, James A. West, Albert Parker and John T. Chissel. Justices of the Peace —Johu Kearney and Alfred Crocker. Second Ward —Councilmen—Alfred J. Nicholas, George S. Bicbards, Samuel Buth and James R. Stokes. Justices of the Peace—Cornelius M. Hamlin, Jr., and Spencer Chgmberlayne. Democratic nominations for second ward were made last night as fallows : Coun cilmen— C. F. Collier, S. W. Venable, R. Rugland and; J. S. Gilliam. Justices of tho Peace—George H. Davis and R. F. Jackson. The Courier of this morning says : We were informed yesterday that about fifty men have been promised the sum of five dollars provided they would vote tbe Radical ticket. As that ia about ten cents apiece, as near as you can get at it, you will perceive that voters are quoted at a very low figure in our market. Perhaps the commodity may take a rise before tbe 25th instant. If so, the "Badicals" are doing well to take advantage of present quotations. But, speaking of the Courier, I wish seriously to compliment that paper, It is really far in advance of its contemporary tho Index, in tho enterprise displayed in its local columus. Tho most important local matter in the former this morning is the nominations made last night. The latter says nothing about them. Harry will have to spur up, or his late employer will distance bim in the race. Occasionally. ,ai The Flood in Alabama.—The Mobile (Ala.) Tribune, of Thursday, 11th instant, contains details of the disastrous flood which visited a portion of that State between tbe Thursday and Monday preced ing. At Enterprise the waters rose above the counters of the shops, doing a damage which is ascertained iv dotail to exceed $30,000 among tbe storekeepers of that town. Bridges have been generally washed away, and within the corporate limits the damages were not less than $40,000. At the plantations and mills iv tbe immediate neighborhood the property destroyed equals $16,000. The Mobilo and Ohio railroad sustained various damages, and for several days travel was suspended. Probably tbe largest aggregate loss falls upon the farm ers, many of whose crops are destroyed at a season when it is too late to repair the damage. The waters rose four feet above the great freshet of 1865, aud three feet above tbe point assigned by tradition to tbe flood of 1833, the highest ever kuowu. ,*» A feud between two farmers, named Cain and Summers, living near Owens burg, Ky., has culminated in an attack with firearms by Summers and his wife upon Cain, who was crossing their farm against their order. Cain, after being slightly wounded, seized the pistol from Summers and shot and mortally wounded him and his wife. The steamer Lady Colebrock was burned Saturday night at sea. The ship Glory of the Seas, ashore near Bircan, N. 13., was floated by the aid of seven tugs nnd pro ceeded to sea. Salvage claimed is $18, --000. Changeable silk dresses are no longer considered fashionable or stylish, LOCAL NEWS. U. S. Circuit Court. —Tbe case of Hen ry Smith vs. City of Richmond wis heard in this Court yesterday. Tbis is a suit for the vilue of liquors destroyed It tbe storo of plaintiff, on tbe corner of Cary and Virginia streets, in tbis oity, on tbe evening before the evacuation by the rebels, on tho 3d day of April, 186J, under a resolution of the City Council, passed that evening, in anticipation of the entry of tbo Federal forces The de fendant demurred to the declaration, which is on a contract, on the ground tbat the contract to pay for all liquors destroyed by the commit tee appointed by tbe Council to destroy the same bad not given a receipt therefor, as re quired by tbe resolution referred to. The Court held that the receipt was not a part of tbo contract, but merely required as evidence, md overruled tbe demurrer. The defendant thereupon moved far leave to file a special plea setting forth that as the liquors would havo been destroyed anyhow by tbe fire which af terward* destroyed that part of tbe city, tbat the liquors were enrirely worthless, and con sequently tbe plaintiff could not recover ; tbat tbe value must be assessed at its value in Richmond under those circumstances. Tbe plaintiff also demurred to this plea. Tbe court, in sustaining tho demurrer, remarked that all liquors in tbe city at tbat time were situated alike—the liquors in stores in the burnt district were as valuable as those in parts of the city not destroyed, and tbe fact that an article is afterwards destroyed, does not decrease tbe value at the time it was de stroyed by order of the Council, The plaintiff claims damage to the amount of $2 800. The case was submitted to the court without the intervention of a jury, lt will probably be decided before the adjournment of the conrt for tbe term. Tbe case of James M. Simms vs. Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Co. and tbe Washington and Potomac Steamboat Co., was before the Court to-day. This is s suit brought by a colored man against tbe Company for ejecting him from tbe first class cabin to one on tbe lower deck of an inferior character, on board the steamboat 'Keyport," Captain Hollingshead, between the City of Washington and Aquia Creek in this State. Tbe plaintiff testified that ho was a resident of Savannah, Georgia, was a member of the Legislature of that State, and having been appointed a member of a committee to visit Washington on business c uinected with the State, bad been in Washington, and having made his arrangements to return, he applied at tbe ticket office for a ticket to Savannah, Georgia, and remarked to the agent that if tbe first-class ticket would not protect bim from insult and indignity, which he had experienced on other routes, and on tbe southern part of this roate, he would purchase a second-class ticket. The agent assured him be would hive no reason to complain and that ha would be treated with proper respect, and sold bim 1 through ticket to Savannah for $30. This was on the 10th of February, 1860. The next morning he went on board the "Keyport," and seated himself in tbe cabin on tbe upper deck, set apart for first-class passengers. Afterward walking forward, he met a gentleman whom be took to be the captain, wbo told him ho onght to go below. Simms replied tbat be wai very comfortable where he waa, and thought he would remaitn. The captain then told bim be must go, and took bim by tbe collar and hind and forcibly ejected him from the cabin down a flight of steps to the other deck. Simms refused to go into tbe cabin designated by tho captain as the proper plaeo for bim, and remained on deck exposed to the weather for more than three hours, until he reached Aquia creek. Evidence waa introduced by the defendants to prove tbat the place into which the plaintiff was forced, was in all respects as good in ac. commodations as the saloon on tbe upper deck, and other testimony as to the liability of the different companies sued. The case is still be ing heard as we go to press, but will probably be concluded to-day. Buried al Hollywood —We found upon a recent visit to Bollywood, the graves of three late members of the Federal army, which are the only ones bearing such inscriptions as to enable us to recognise tbem. We give below the names of those buried there, with the dates of their death, and the companies of which they were members : Anton Marz, Co. X, 11. S. 1., died October 10th, 1867. Private Henry Pryor, Co. G, 11th U. S. 1., died October, 1867. Aged 24 years. Otto Peters, musician, Post Band, Richmond, Va., died November 7th, 1867, aged 34 years, 6 months. These graves ire said tb be directly in the course of one of our city streets, wbich may some day pass over them. Why their remains have not been moved, we are at a loss to know? While strewing flowers over the graves of your own loved dead ones, will not, some young lady possess a heart of sufficient magnitude to induce her to drop on* single bud above those, who, although fighting under a different ban* ncr, still exhibited heroic virtue in defending the causa of his country. No nobler act, we believe, could be done this day than this. Still Around. —Wo notice tbo remarka ble disposition exhibited by a number of mem bers of the late Legislature, to gather around Richmond, when they doubtless dream sweetly of the past—but alas t awake to realize tbat it is no more I With it have passed into oblivit n, witb many of them, all the various railroad enterprises wbich furnished the best of meat and drink, besides an almost unlimited amount of current funds. We bave no doubt that a visit to Kichmond is more agreeable to num ber* of them tban a residence among an augry constituency. While we lose much by their absence trom Richmond, we would suggest that considerable business is on their hand* at home, which deserves attention between now and fall. Police Court. —Tbe following cane< were disposed of by Police Justice White this morning : Lucy J. Anderson and Kllen Willis, colored, charged with being vagrants witb no visible means of support, were warned and let off. John Reardon was charged with perjury in making oath on distress warrant that $9 50 wa* due bim from Lucien Johnson, for the rent of rooms, knowing at tbe time tbat he did not owe it. The case was continued until to morrow. Jacob Brown and Ellen Brown, charged witb threatening John Reardon, had their case con tinued until to-morrow. Isaac Cole, colored, chargetl with being a lunatio, sent to jail and commission ordered. Drunk. —To-day about 12 o'clock, a white man, evidently under tho influence of some strong stimulant, feeling himself too weary to oontinue erect, stretched bis gigantic frame on the soft side of tbe pavement, on Miin street, neir tbe postoffice, where no doubt he imagined he would bave an undis turbed snooze. Pitying the sorrows of a poor old cuss, he was gently elevated from his re clining position by two colored barbers, who kindly started him on his wild career. Draws ing Pa, pen-knife, keen and whetted for the fray, he passed up tbe street stabbing at every body he met, among whom was to be found men of all oolors and professions except one, and tbat noble exception was— the perlice. He never stabbed it one of them, beciuse there was nary one in sight. Election time draws nigh, which may account for tbeir scarcity. The Japanese. —lt would hive required 1 considerable inducement to prevent us from ittending tbe second performance of tbis popular troupe. We were there on time, together with in ludience crowding the large and commodious building in which tbey ex hibit. Our time will not permit ua to deacribe in detiil the wonderful exhibitions of deception pricticed upon the human eye, but we are compelled to acknowledge tbat the troupe is composed of none but first-class performers, all of wbom work with a determination to please tbeir beholders. To-night tbey will exhibit for tbe last time, and all who have not seen tbem are urged to go, pledging ourselves that none will come away dissatisfied. I ornl llsiku Busy—Carriage.. Spunky—The News. Scarce—Fair weather. Fickle—The weather. Kept busy—Japanese fans. Nice— ihe Strawberry feast. Small—Weisiger'* hat brush. Ascension Day—To. morrow. Discharged—Tbe Sands Jury. Still fashionable—Notaries Public On a run—People at Hollywood. Pretty—New style hat* for ladies. Who are they I—Qood Conservatives. The weather is bad for saiing howdy 1 Driving a good trade—The oity eirs. In a hurry—Gentlemen in linen clothes. Getting wet—Tbe crowd at Hollywood. First advance—ss,ooo by the City Council. Heavy on policemen—Not to visit bar-rooms Seasonable—Serenading tho Belles by moon light. Want to go home to their Ma's-Cbildren at Hollywood. Heavy on tho Disjmtch— Tho Nitional Fi'r ginian. See it. Perhaps tho gas escaping in tho evening, had something to do with thu datkness of night beforo last. Juvenile Africans not going to school are advised to prepare for the coming blackberry crop. Out of place—Greeley in New Orleans; Cos wardin in Norfolk. Our sympathies are extend ed both communities. The Governor bas ordered tbe offices in the Capitol to be closed to-day. Did he issue a similar one on the 22d of February 7 If the Neios could be made to grow by handling the fertilizers of the Journal it would be well enough to lay aside its youthful experience. Memorial Ceremonies. —To-day has been looked forward to by our citizens witb bright anticipations, it being named as the oc casion to decorate the graves of the Confede rate dead, now sleeping at Hollywood. Ths morning gave poor promise of fair weather, and great fears were entertained that the cere monies would be interrupted by rain. For some bouts about the middle of tbe day, bow ever, the clonds dispersed, and the sun shone forth in radiant Bplendor; but later in tbe evening dull, heavy clouds again covered the sky, and the rain fell briskly and still contii, ues as we go to press. Four car loads of ladies and gentlemen ar rived from Petersburg tbi* morning, and ire taking part in tbe proceedings. Large num bers have crowded tbe street cars from early morning until the present hour, a* well aa the numerous hacks and wagons called into re quisition. We are unable at this time to give any defi nite account of tbe pioceedingson tbegrounds, but are informed that tbe place is crowded witb large numbers of visitors and an abun dance oi flowers, which are being scattered profusely over the so'diers' graves. On entering tbe gate, you behold a beauti ful arbor composed of evergreens and rare flowers, encircling Valentine's bust of General Lee, the construction and management ol which is under the charge of Mrs. Wallace.— Our morning cotemporaries wilt be able to givo a full and accurate description of the day's proceedings. Jeaioux. — Democrats who are so prn scriptive and mean themselves that they pre sume to be one requires a man to be like them selves, take occasion to censure members of their party ot whom we occasionally speak in favorable terms. To «|| sacn| we have only to say, tbat when we find one of tbeir party a just and conscientious man hi,Hj n g office, no consider the occasion one of such ra.xiy that we notice it as a matter of importat news. Pre cious few of you ever hear from us favorably, and when you do, you may rely upon it that you bave selected a .7000! officer, a faithful public servant, who by his action is entitled to tbe respect of all just men; and who will re ceive it in spite of your dissatisfied attitude. Suitable —The Democrats have at last succeeded in finding suitable places to nominate tbeir candidates lor the next City Council. Even this has disappointed us, as we thought it impossible to find sucb places, but it seems we were mistaken. Tbe heavy part of the job is still on their hands, which is finding suitable candidates. This will be bard to do, as busi ness men will not havo tbe time to devotes couple of years to correcting tbe financial accouuts of tbe going out concern, neither would they be willing to occupy the dirty seats soon to be vacated, without a thorough scrub bing. Nous verrons. Appointment. —Judge Bond, on yester day, appointed Fletcher n. Mays, Esq., of Botetourt county, United States commissioner for the Western District of Virginia. We have known Mr. Mays for a number of years, and while we know bim to be an old school Democrat, we are satisfied if it is possible for one to do tbe fair thing between parties, Fletch er H. Mays is that Democrat. His sense nf justice and honor is too great to bave us believe that be will not do right. Personal. —Hon J. H. Noble, late mem ber of the Legislature Irom the county of B uckioghatn, arrived in tbe city last evening. Weobiserve that Mr. George N. Gwatbmey, formerly of the firm of W. & G. N. Gwatb. mey, produce and commission merchants, bas connected himself with tbe firm of Cbalkley & Anderson, Exchange buildings, iv tho same line of business. Mr. Gwatbmey's well known business qualifications will prove a valuable acquisition to tbe firm. ■s Insane. —The friends of Mr. Alfred Ring, an old citizen of Richmond, will rvgret that he bas shown unmistakable signs of insan ity, and tbat a commission bad to be ordered in his case yesterday. Tbe commission in the case of Bridget Kelly, Justices Meredith, McCormick, and W. Hall Crew met yesterday, but postponed action lor ten days. Neio House. —Mr. Louis Euker, a gen tleman well known in tbis community as an experienced and popular dispenser of liquors, bas taken the bouse corner ol Seventl. and Broad streets, where he bas supplied himself with an assortment of first-class liquors, wines, cigars, &c., whicb he offers to his friends and the publio generally, wbo are driakably in clined, at short notice and on reasonable terms. Call aud see Louis I A Warning. —Persons bringing produce to tbe first mat ket are very much incommoded by having market alley blocked ap with empty wagons and by horses being fed there duriug market hours. If we are not mistaken there is an ordinance prohibiting tbis nuisance.— Will the very efficient clerk of tbat market see that tbe ordinance is enforced in all cases of violation ? The Lawyers. —The case against tho lawyers which has been before Justice White, for sometime, tbey having refused to pay the license tax assessed against tbem by the city, has been heard and decision reserved until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. Festival. —Those who desire to aid in a good cause, and at the same time spend 1 pleasant evening, should visit Virginia Hill, where tbe ladies are holding a festival and feast. Tbey have everything that ia good and nice to satisfy tbe appetite, and merit a liberal patronage. Call and see tbe ladies 1 Shot Himself. —A man named Bobinson, while hunting in the woods, in Henrico last Sunday, accidentally shot himself. Tbe charge ol the gun tore oil' a portion of the flesh from bis cheek, and otherwise injured him about tbe face. Un has probably made up hia mind that Sundiy is not tbe day for hunting. Houses Wanted. —A friend is ad vert slug for two small, neat houses. If such can be bad, responsible and good tenant* are ready to tike them. The Nominee* of the Mechanic*. To the Editor of the State Journal The Stats; Journal will greatly please the mechanics nf the city of Richmond by keping prominent the names of tbe gentlemen select ed by the Richmond Mechanic*' Trade. Union, •a cindiditea for the City Conncil in the ap proaching election. Tredeoar Mem. We take pleasure io complying with the ibove request, md wnold ante tbit we bive received other* of a similar purport in the last day or two, fram other portion, of tbe city. Should any of tbe nime. in the li.t be found wron*;, tbe necessary correction will be made. The nomination* are as follow* t Marshall Ward. Edwaro C. Crump. Daniel H. Allxt. Jefferson Ward. Charles H. Talbott. Jas. E. Pini.Lrrs. Madison Ward. Charles W. Allen. Chai. T. Davis. Monroe Ward. Georok BimiAKiH. Thos. H. Wynne. Clay Ward. Georoe J. Hooper. John J. Kiko. Jackson Ward. Wilkinson G. Freeman. J. W. Oilman. Judge rmlrrwK <l and the Virginian Richmond, May 17th, 1871. 7*o the Editor of the Sia'e Journal. In the National Virginian of this morning, I am reported aa having aiid that "I recently heard Judge Uoderarood .tate that he hid fnrmed a club of twenty subscribers for the State Journal, and that be bad nearly com pleted another." When Judge Underwood used the language attributed to him ibove, it was not in reference to the State Jour nal, is I am reliably informed, but the "Hew York Independent" "which be then held in hi. bind, and which I supposed to be the Jour nal. A reference wis mide by me to the rapid increase in the circulation of the State Jorjft nal to a gentleman ; and as one evidence, re ferred to the language of Judge Underwood, which I supposed referred to the Journal, but which referred, aa I hive stated, to the Inde pendent. Tbis correction I deem due to Judge Under wood. Respectfully, * H. V. Graves. Look to tbe Flower* on tha Orav... Richmond, May 17, 1871. To the Editor of the Ststte Journal. To the custom of decorating the grave* of the Confederate dead it Hollywood md other cemeteries around and about Richmond, I have ever accorded due pniae, notwithatand ing the fact tbat I bave looked uDon it a* one more cheap tban patriotic or commemorative. But I must object to the custom that ha. here tofore existed of visiting the grave* of the dead who deep in other cemeteries, aud .tripping 'them of the flower* placed there by the band of affection, in order tbat tbey may be deposi ted on tbe grave, of Hollywood* deid. Tbe wife of ibe writer informs him that on visiting her section in Sbockoe Hill Cemetery, on last evening, *he found large crowds of persons engaged in the occupation of plucking tbe flower* and stripping tbe evergreen* grow ing over the dead, for tbe purpose of taking then* to Hollywood. We would remind tbe parties engaged in this business, tbat thia con duct docs not meet witb the approval of those who bave relatives and friends buried in the Termer cemetery, and hope thit it will be •topped in tbe future. A Sufi-rues. Ulaurhtsttr News, and Goaslp. Judge Weisiger's Court.— In this Court to day, tbe case of Trabue vs. the Danville Rail road Company, was argued at length and given to tbe jury, who, not agreeing, were discharged, and tbe case continued till the next term. The Martin will case was then taken up, and owing to tbe absence of a witness postponed un til Monai> 7 naxt. The case of the *•***<* nf *T***jm against Ma son, will be taken up to-morrow at ete>» o'oloek. In tbe case of Bagger against Andrewa, an item in it wis non-suited, and the jury dis charged until tomorrow at eleven o'clock. Republican Conference Meeting.— At thi. meeting some important business wa. trins acted preparatory for tbe mass meeting Thurs day night, at the Colored Baptist church. We are requested to urge all to be prompt in at tendance at tbi) meeting, as it is probable this will be the last tbat will be held prior to the election on the 25th. Executive Meeting. —The Cocaervative Exe cutive Committee met last night, and tbe fol lowing business was transacted : Alter an elo quent sddreaa from Col. Amber., urging tbe party to stand by the nominees made on last Saturday night, and not to tike into consider!, tion tbe men, but the principles of the party, i motion wa* adopted to make the vigilance , committee fifty in place ol twenty -Aye, a. waa adopted at the last meeting. Fun in Court.—During the .eiion of Judge . Weisiger'* court this morning, an old colored woman wa* called up to show cau.e wby .be should not be fined for failing to attend court as a witneai in the Martin will oue. When .he waa interrogated by the judge, she tremblingly exclaimed, "I hope de gemmen* will not put di* poor oritter on dat jury I" She wis ex cu.ed. A Card. —The reporter of the Journal from Manchester doe. not belong to tbe Radical party, but to the Mechanics' Trades Union. He is a friend to humanity, and will do all i within his power to do that whicb will produce tbe greater amount uf good to tbe larger ( number. He don't want office now. DIBO. McKINNON—May 16th, His* MARIA h. M..KIN I NON. iv the 46th year of her age. MYERS— In Norfolk, Va., Msj 13th, JOHN MoRO. IU X, son or MaJ * A. and Mary 11. Myers, aged 2 years * rpHIS SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAKHLr. I for the Benefit of the Widows aud Orphans of the Southsrn States. DISTRIBUTION No. 333. KVEsma Mat 16. 17 77 43 2b 60 59 di 31 10 66 36 70 60 UISTRIBUTION No 333 Morwino Mit IT ■ 0 35 70 81 60 M 21 9 66 41 li 2b 48 Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., thi* 17th .isi or May. 1871. SIMMONS A CO., 0. Q. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATE" OK 11AKKLK, can be purchased from Capt. W. I. DABNKY, at rho Branch offico, No 8, "tpoot ono Hnnr from Mitfn 4 05 TN TIIK DISTRICT COURT OF THB UNITKD 1 STATKS, for the Kastern District of Virginia. In th* nutter of Thomas W Hix, bankrupt —In bankruptcy. At Riehmoud, Va . this 16th day of May, 1571. TO WU M IT MAT CONCERN: P eiso tike notice, that a petition has beeu pre ssured to the Hon. John C Underwood, Judge ut* said District Court, in Baukruptcy, by Win II Allderdice, assignee of the estate ol said baukrupt, to Ball the real estate belonging to said bankrupt, free from all liens and encumbrance* thereon. This la to give notice to all persons Interested, that in the terms of Baid petition an order bas been issued by the Judge aforesaid, for all persons who may be interested in aaid estate, to appear beforo Register W W Forbes, at his office, in the *ald city ot Rich tuoud, on the Ist day of June, 1871, at 10 o'clock A M, and show cause, if auy they have, why such order should not be granted. WM II ALLDKRDICK, my 17—Waw Assignee. 4086 IN THB DISTRICT COURT 0» THB UNITED I STATES for ths Kastern District of Virginia. Iv the matter of Napoleon B Richards >n, bank rupt—ld bankruptcy. At Richmond. Va., this 16th day of Miy, 1871. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Pleas) Mke notice, that a i etiti.in has been pre sented tn the Hon. John C Underwood, Jadg* ot said District Cvnr<, In Daukruptcy, by Wm II Alld«rdice, assignee of the estate of s%ld bankrupt. 11 sell the real estate belonging to said bankrupt, free from all lieu* mad encumbrance* tbareon. This I* to give notice tn all persons interested, that In th* terms of said petitiou an order has been Issnsd by the ndge afirssaid. fir all persors who may be Interested in said es'a c, to appear before Register WW Fo bis, at his office, in the said city of Rich mond, on the Ist diy of June, 1871, at 10 ('clock A M, ami show cause ff auy they have, why sucb order should not be granted. WM II AIXDKRDICB, my 17—W2w Assignee. THE LATEST NEWS W»«liln«lmi tTsw. and Qoastp. The Southern Claims Commission on Tuesday, was occupied with tbe cases of Wm. Crutchfield. of Chattanooga, Term , $82 808 10; John T. Armstrong, of Alexnnilri*, Va., $2 827 28; David M. Muierrsbough, of Luxgley, Va., $12, --006 75; and Dtn'l H. IWrett, of Falls Church, Va ,$2 897 26 Over one thou sand claims have been filed with tbe Com mission, amounting to several millions of dollars. To-day there will be heard the caß"s uf Henry McWilliatns, Hm. Lewis McKenzie, of A'exai.dria, Va., and James Nokes, of Nukesville, Va. Hon. Reverdy Johnson, Ex-Minister to England, who has been in Washington much of the time since the submission of the treaty to the Senate, and had many consultations with both the Republican and Democratic Senators on the subject, is represented as being very decided in the opinion that tbe treaty sbould be ratified. The Secretary of State has under con sideration a new extradition treaty with England. It will be tbe most complete and extensive treaty of that character ever entered into, and will contain provisions for extradition for all crimes known to our civil laws above the graJe of mere petit larceny and offences of a small degree. Lieut. Gen. Sheridan arrived in Wash ington Tuesday morning, and bad inter views with tbe President and Secretary of War. He will soon return to Chicago to resume command of the military division of Missouri, witb his headquarters in that city. Mrs. Julia Tyler Spencer, daughter of ex-President Tyler, died suddenly at the residence of her husband, Mr. Wm. H. Spencer, near Genessee, New York, Mon day. It is estimated at tbe internal revenue bureau that the amount of tax on divi dends, due under the decision of the At torney General, for the last five months of 1870, will amount to nearly $5,000,000. Judge Robert Rose was found dead in his bed yesterday morning, he having died suddenly, from natural causes. He was a native ol New Tork, but spent most of bis life in Virginia, Texas and California. Col. Robert Boiling, of Petersburg, has been nominated by the President as asses sor for the second (Va.) district, vice Bow den, deceased. *-«**>♦ The Civil War in Franc*. THE ATTACK ON PARIS—ENTRY OF GOV ERNMENT TROCPS IN THB CTTT. Ijondon, May 16, A. M.—The latest dis patches from Paris slate tbat the Commune reports the Versaillists repulsed at Neuilly. General Muson. chief of staff, has been ar rested. La Liberie says tbe government troops entered Paris through treuches at Porte Maillot and Auteuil. The entry of tbe government troops at Point dv Jour is imminent. Paris, Monday night, May 15.—An ex traordinary sight was presented in Place Voorlomn to day. At an early hour thou sands of people assembled to witness tbe demolition of tbe column. It was ar ranged tbat the column should fall toward Rue de la Paix. M. Abodie, ao engineer, expressed confidence that a concussion would be tbe result. The inhabitants of Place Vendome and adjoining Btreets feared that the fall ofthe column would crush in the sewers, destroying tbe foundations of their houses. At 4 o'clock this afternoon one million and a half francs were offered by some wealthy citizens to the Commune to save tbe column. All preparations had been completed by 6 o'clock, when a member of the Commune appeared and ordered the demolition postponed until 2 o'clock to morrow afternoon. He said the act of justice, as decried by the Commune, was best done by daylight. A tri-colored flag, which bad been fastened to the leg ot tbe Emperor, fell amid the cheers of the as sembled crowd. Versailles, May 15.—1t has now been determined that the assault shall take place to-morrow. There are 60,000 men in the Bois de B.mlogue, ready for the signal to attack. The Versaillists have dug trenches close to the ramparts. The breach near Vertuil gate is large enough to admit two omnibusses. The ditcb around the ram parts ia still unoccupied. Paris is firing very feebly, and there is every appearance of dissensions within the walls. More than 28,000 projectiles were hurled into the city within tbe last twenty-four hours by the Versaillists. Ber'in, May 16. —Orders have just beeu issued by the war department for the re turu from France of the regiments of the royal guards representing every arm of the service. The public entry into Berlin is expected to be made in about six weeks. DEFECTION AMONG THE INSURGENTS, Paris, May 10.— (New York World Special ) —An organization of many thou sands exists ready to rise against the Com mune immediately the Versaillists assault the ramparts. The Commune to-day split into two factions, each at open war with the other. The Versaillists effected three practica ble breaches, and bave massed a large number of troops within five hundred yards of the ramparts. The destruction of life and property by the bombardment in tbe American quar ter to-day was fearful. ♦**»>♦ A number of persons attending a pic-nic at Palmyra, Mo., wire poisoned Saturday evening by some roughs putting tartar emetic iv tho spring. Nine persous seri ously poisoned, five are not expected to live. The roughs first tried to break up the party, but failing in tbat, poisoned tbe spring. While a sheriff at Usage Mission, Kansas, was attempting to arrest a desperado, last Thursday, the latter drew a pistol and killed Cbus. Mills, who was assisting the sheriff; also, wounding the sheriff and an other man belonging to the sheriff's posse. John Ryan, a notorious ruffian, wbo murdered M» Sarah Owen, residing near Mayfield, Ky., in 1868, and committed a number of daring robberies In Southern Kentucky, about that time, wag arrested in Arkansas a few days since and taken to Mayfield.