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n FUBLISHKD DAlLY—(Bandars Kzeeptad At «l!i;-j Ham Street, nicl.ms>««l, V« The JOURNAL In delivered to inaaorlbari In the olty at Finns Cnrm m Whs, payable to the carriers—Thru Cains per ilngle copy. Paici »o» Muuss.—Three month! tl TSI lis months $3 00; one year 16 00 The WKKKI.V JOURNAL will be mailed to sob toribera «lz months for 76 centi; one year, $1 60. TO ADVERTISERS. [Advertisement! of Lost, Want!, Found, For Rent, Ac, not exceeding three or four line!, will be in serted under the proper headings at TWBNTY-FIVB OBNTS, for ouo insertion; or two Insertions for FOR TY CENTS ; three insertions, SIXTY CENTK—in variably CASH IN ADVANCE.] MIM'I'IM). •pOR N EW^YoRKr. ~~ \jS___ssl£sk The VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP PACKKT COMPANY'S elegant steam >9 II Ihip W. P. OLYDK, Captain PARKER, will leave her at Rocketts on FRIDAY, May 18th, at 6 P. M. Freight received up te the hour of sailing Close connections and through bills of lading given to all southern and eastern ports. This elegant steamship has fine cabin accommoda tions. Fare $10 00 Steerage 6 00 Round trip tickets, good until used, only 16 00 For freight or passage, apply to DAVID J. BURR. President. No. 1214 Main street. Washington A Co., Agents, Pier 21, North river, New York. my 17—St TjlO B NEW YORK. *^£^. The OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP . OSrP COMPANY'S elegant side-wheel «M ■■» steamship ISAAC DELL Captalu ButESUti, will leave her wharr, at Rocketts on FRIDAY, May 19th, at 3 o'clock P. M. Freight received until 2P. M. Through bills of lading signed, and goods for warded with dispatch to all points—north, south, east and west. Close connections made with CunarJ line for foreign port*. Passenger accommodations m surpassed. Fare $12 00 Steerage 6 00 Bound Trip Tickets 20 O0 For freight or passage, apply to JOHN w\ WYATT, Agent, my IT—2: No. 3 Governor street. Tj'Oß JAMBS AND CHICKAHOMINY EIVBBB~~ The fast and elegant side-wheel steatnor PALI SADE, Captalu Chas. Nzlsoii, will leave her wharf at Xc ketis lor King's Mill Wharf, on James river, on TUESDAY and SATURDAY* 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 S A. 51 , touching at all the regular landings each way. Will leave her whaf at Kocketts for Blnn's on Chlckah iniuy, THURSDAYS at 0 o'clock A. M., con necting at City Point with the 7 o'clock train from Petersburg, touching at all the regular landiugs on James river down to Dillard's Wharf, and all regular landings on Chickahoininy. Returning, will leave Blnn's on FRIDAYS at 0 o'olock A M. Freight received from 12 o'clo.-k Mondays 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. Fre'gbt for Ohlckahomlny will ouly be received from 12 o'olock Wednesdays to 9 A. M. Thursdays. Alt freight to way landings must be prepaid. For further particulars, apply to Captain on board, or to GEORGE L. CURRIB, Agent, at Currie A Co.'a, corner 18th aud Cary streets. my B—l in WI.VE.i AND LIO.UUHS, " No. TOO CORNER SEVENTH AND BROAD ST3., RICHMOND, VA. Ms. LOUIS EUKKR takes pleasure in notifying his many fiiends and the public generally that he has recently fitted up aud opened the above place. lie keeps constantly on hand the finost LaGER BKKR and ALE—both on draught and boltled for. family use; together with a choice selection of WINES and LIQUORS—both foreign and domestic. Thankful for past patronage he sjllcits the same in the future. my 17—lw FKSTIV.It,. ■ ADIES' FEAST AND FESTIVAL, AT VIRGINIA HALL, Opens TO-NIGBT (Tuesday) at o'clock, with de licious Strawberries, Cream, Cakes, and Music ; and will continue on the AFTERNOON and NIGHT of WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY. Dinners furnished from Ito4P. M. Feast at "\i P. M. Entertainment first-class in every respect. Keanick's Band will discourse their best music ea-h night. Proceeds to be applied to a most worthy object. my 16—31* PROPOSALS. orriciA.C.S., > ■ Fcki Mohkoi, Va., May 16th, 1871. J SEALED PROPOSALS, in duplicate, will be re ceived at this office until 11 A.M. JUNK 20th 1871, for furnishing the FRESH BEEF required by the Subsistence Department U. 8. A., at this station, during six months, commencing July Ist, 1871. Information as to conditions, quality of Betf, pay ments, Ac, can be obtained by application to JaMES CUBRY, my 10—tit Ist Lt. 6th Arty, A. C. S. CANDIDATES FOB. OFFICE, liO THE VOTERS OF TUCKAHOE TOWNSHIP, COUNTY OF HENRlCO:—Gentlemen—l have the honor to announce myself as an independent candidate for the office of SUPERVISOR, and pledge myself, if elected, to devote my time and talents to the Interests ol every one, regardless of party or any previous issues. Very respectfully, yonr obedient servant, my 16—eod4t * JOHN E. JONES. FOB RENT AND SALE, TO KENT—FUiiNISHhD UOm£'iint-ciui),m upper Franklin street. Can be rented by a small family for four months, or one or two years. Addrt ss my 16—3t» M. H., Postoffke Box 139. WANTS. WANTED -By two young gentlemen, a FUR NISH KD ROOM, in a pleasant location, with in ten minutes walk or the Postomce. my 17—at* Address G. P. P. WANTED.— Two small neat HOUSES are wanted, aud owners of sucn cau find responsible, iure fill tenants by applying to THIS OFFICE my 16—ts "18/ ANTiD—illty WOMEN aud GIRLS, lor pri. TV veto lamilies iv New York, Brooklyn aud New Jersey i wages $U to f.'o per mouth. .Also, fifty LUMP-MAKERS, lor tobacco factory in Brook lyn, at high wages and tegular work. J. P.J ÜBTIS, Labor Agent. , my 13—lw No. » Fifteenth street. SIGN PAINTING. , TJOR EVERY DESCRIPTION OF I SIGNWORK, Call on < mONTAQUE, No. 8 tovra Txxia Strut. BEST WORK AT LOW PRIOSS. ' ap 29—lm , rpllß SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION.—RAFFLE, 1 X for the Benefit of the Widows aud Oiphans ot the Southern States. DISTRIBUTION No. 334. BvmiHa Mat IT. ! 78 11 44 69 66 75 19 31 16 V6S 47 04 41 64 78 I DISTRIBUTION No. 336. Moaitiso Mat 18 ' 61 46 77 78 69 56 27 40 63 10 14 74 17 60 Witness my itaud, at Richmond, Va.. this 16th day I of May, 1871. SIMMONS A CO., O. Q TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE, can be purchased ' from dipt. W. I. DABN KY, at the Branch olllce, No , Eleventh street, one door from Main. ■ pIU 81.J " 'J " ' ■ ', '..<',. .ifEDIUAL, rjjflMfellMl. CHAMBER. Rij-8 for Young Men, on gteat SOCIAL EVILS and ABUSES, which interfere with MAR. RlAGE—with sure me.ias of relief lOr the erring and unfortuuate, diseased aid debilitated. Sent free of charge, iv sealed envelopes. Address, HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 S Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa. my 11—3 m BTJTLBB'S BALSAMIC MIXTURE Is not a thing of yesterday, got up to gull the unwary and put , money In the pockets uf the proprietor. It has stood the test ol time. Having been lv the market over thirty years, lis very eauie will recull to many who are now the inspected heads ot families, the halcyon days of their youth, with all its joys aud sorrows; It is still the same ; iufallable iv Its opera- I tion: a specific remedy lur yeuthful indiscretion . and folly j a true friend. It is for sale by all drug gists. Price, $1 per bottle. da 14—ly I ®he Statin State Journal LI -I _— ■-.!■■■■■ — " "' ' I 1 —— "' i »■ »• — ,-■— , , ■ I . II ■ ■ .„ , , ., ., , ... . ,. . ...oop„v.„. RICHMOND, VA., TWUB8DAY EVENING, MAY 18, 187'. VOL. 111. NO. 166- (tivtmw gtate afottttml Sad, but True.—No sadder history has ever been connected with the results of mob law, than that of George W. Smiley, who was confined in the same jail as the one from which Hodges was taken, at Staunton, and afterwards hung. We have no idea that the perpetrators of that horri ble crime are endorsed by persons of ordi nary respect for law and order; but, we do fear that proper efforts have not been made to ascertain who tho guilty parties are. Without, for a moment presuming it was the intention of the mob to harm Mr. Smiley, the result of their conduct has been death, aye, worse than death to him. He is a raving maniac, made so by the exciting scenes through which ho passed during the lynching of Hodges. He wsb led out to view the body of the dead as it swung from the gallows, while he was un dergoing imprisonment, himself charged with murder. Who of that body of mco, however they may justify themselves in taking the lifo of the maii they did, can fail to smart under the pangs and teachings of a guilty csnscience, convicting them of the murder of an innocent man 1 Let this be a warning to all who pre sume to execute the law in the future, aud teach them that one of the highest duties of man is to obey the laws of his govern ment, made alike for bis protection sb well a? the punishment of crime. The Journal of Engineering and Mining contains a fine msp of the Northern Pa cific railroad, with a full description of the route. The report of the Polytechnic Club, which is published weekly, is very interesting. This week's discussion was largely upou improvements in paper-mak ing, one of the most novel of which is the use of cotton seed. After ginning, there is considerable fibre attached to the seed, greatly diminishing the value for oil. By boiling the seed ia olkili the fibrous coat ing comes off, and is then ground like rags and rolled out iv fine paper. There is now no waste in the cotton plant except the busks of the seed. Narrow Gauge Railways are extensively treated of and thoroughly endorsed. The cost of building and equipping a road twenty-five miles long, with gauge two feet nine inches, is estimated from reliable data to be $18,767 per mile. Such a gauge is believed adequate to the general business of new countries like ours, if properly built. Steam launches are extensively discuss ed, and recommended on our rivers especi ally. They can be made at moderato cost, and will be fouud of great value in Vir ginia, where we have so many navigable rivers. All vigorous and enterprising minds should devote their energies to improving our present defective communication with the outsido world. The narrow gauge railroad and steam launches are the best devices within reach of the poorest com munities. !———«e» Natural Force, by John N. Van Iscw, Richmond. In a neat unpretentious pamphlet, Mr. Van Lew here presents us with the fruit of wide reading and pro found study. While we are not fully pre pared to admit his novel and startling exclusions, we nevertheless recognize the cuel'til and discriminating spirit in which he has sifted the vast mass of physical facts which point to a common origin of tho varied manifestations of force. The main point arrived at in this able essay is to prove that matter is force, in opposition to the generally accepted dog ma that force is an attribute or condition of matter. The readers of Professor You inaii'.s fine collection of essays, under the title of the '-Correlation and Conservation of Force," in which the views of Faraday, Grove, Tyndall and other great physicists are discussed, will be prepared for the statements of Mr. Van Lew. To persons unfamiliar with such studies, his grand views of nature may seem fanciful and chimerical. c s> * . Historical Magazine.—We have re ceived a copy of this very valuable journal from the secretary of the New York His torical Society. It contains an exhaustive article upon our relations with Great Britain aud our foreign policy, introduced as a review of Minister Adams' address on American neutrality. Mr. Adams is se verely handled by the reviewer, and his opinions and misrepresentations are ably expostd. The thin blood of the degene rate representative of that sturdy John Adams, whose step made the floor of Fauieul Hall tremble in Revolutionary days, ought to tingle a little at such a castigation. The journal is always crowded with matter of the highest value to the student of American history. As we predicted Marshall Jewell was yesterday inaugurated Governor of Con necticut. The courage of the belligerent Democrats of the Nulmeg State oozed out of the ends of their fingers, like that of the illustrious Bob Acres, when their vil lainous frauds were exposed. The better portion of the party were appalled at the attempt to bring the tactics of Tammany Hall into New England, aud washed their hands of the foul transaction. Altogether, we have no occasion to wear mourning over the Democratic victory in Connecticut. We are indebted to the Hon. James H. Piatt for copies of the President's Message and accompanying documents ; also, mining statistics of the States and Terri tories, for which we are duly thankful. VIRGINIA NEWS. Governor Hoffman, of Mew York, was in Norfolk yesterday. A commission has decided Mr. Edward Blackwell, of Petersburg, a lunatic. Several heavy frosts have lately fallen in Loudoun county. No serious injury was done either the fruits or gardens. The wheat prospect of Loudoun is said to be very poor. This don't agree with our Guv's statement. Alexandria has discovered an old bury ing ground, and have unearthed numerous human bones. Put them away and let them rest. Workmen on the recently deitroyed bridges near Lynchburg, are making rapid progress towards their completion. When finished we will inform you. Georgo Brill, of Rockingham county, was caught by tho circular saw of a steam mill, and so badly injured that he died in a few days alterwards. Leesburg complains that their mail-bag is carried to Lynchburg. It seems to make objections to its mails going there. Right ; there is danger there. Mr. Henry Whitlock of Loudoun county intends establishing a cheese factory in that county. Cheese is a good thing in a family, and we are glad to see its pros pects brightening. Gen. Mahone is said to have procured iron enough to lay twenty-six miles of track on the Virginia aud Tennessee road. If he hatches no better than he lays, the crap will be a poor one. What is the matter with tho Chapman iisters, that they are not going to pay us a visit, while honoring little Petersburg? Certainly it is not because they have got ten too old to stop awhile I Leesburg, Loudoun caunty. will elect, on the 27th, a mayor, recorder, councilman and sergeant. Be careful, neighbor, about your Council, and sco that >ou don't put your foot in it. Passengers are no longer required to leave Lynchburg on the canal boot to reach the south-side cars, but now go by rail to the bridge six miles below the city, where they are ferried across. Lynchburg has a curiosity in the per son of negro, who can blow any tune he desires upon a common tin horn. Em ploy him to make a blow at your old market-house, and see what effect It will have. The Lynchburg Republican says, if ypu are in want of anything, advertise in it. We are in want of an honest Council, and hope the Republican will extend us the courtosy to notice our want. Thero is a map of Virginia in Lynch burg, said to be 260 years old. This old place can boast of more old things, not excepting the old market-house, than any old town in Old Virginia. A large meeting was held last night in Petersburg to discuss the propriety of voting to tax the city for the purpose of building a railroad into North Carolina.— It is questionable whether the effort can be carried. The crop of wheat in Mecklenburg and Brunswick is likely to prove a failure. How will this statement compare with our Governor "pedestrian"—that the crop prospects are better this than any yeßr Bince the war. The Leesburg Mirror can't see why the effort to have a called session of the Legis lature should be successful. It must know something of the ways of the Heathen Chinee, notwithstanding the Enquirer's warning. The attorneys, witnesses and others, who have been attending the United States court at Lyuchburgi have all returned to their homes, minus, hotel and liquor bills, besides a number of so fortbs to be had there in abundance. Petersburg is on its head in anticipa tion of the Japanese visiting it. As soon as we get through with them we will send them over to you. Be sure and give them as hearty a welcome as we have, and so well merited. It Is probablo we made and will acknow ledge our mistake in sayiug that Mrs. Corcoran had requested Judge Ould to come to Washington, but we are not quite as much mistaken as the Standard and Sentinel, when it Wildly asserts that Bob Ould is opposed to going to Paradise, In the county court of Prince George yesterday, Judge Battle presiding, the trial of Richard Green and Wm. Henry John son, negroes, charged with the murder of the late Charles Friend, was concluded. The jury fouud a verdict of murder in the first degree. A motion for a new trial was submitted and briefly argued. A very severe hail-storm passed over Portsmouth yesterday evening, doing con. siderable damage to the cabbage, strawber ry, and pea crop. The Colored Baptist Church in the city was struck by lightning and slightly damaged. The mechanics at work on the building at the time were hurt, but not seriously. The Index compliments Slaughter's band, and says its composed of colored men who attend to their own business. It means they Mew about their own business, and let other people alteud to their own. This is sensible ; but we rather expect the Index is favorable to the Slaughters because they never vote the Republican ticket more than once. The Lynchburg Republican is very in dignant, because somebody reported that the $1,760 fire-engine bad been sold to a soap-maker, and that it was used for hatch ing chickens. We dou't blame it for show ing temper, but will offer our cousolation by saying, we believe no mouey was made by its purchase. We can't say as much for ours. The Republican says the Democrats of Lynchburg have nominated on their tick et, men who will use every honorable means to advance the interests of the city. We are disposed to believe you, neigh bor ; but this same thing was said here at the last election of our present Council. What are the results 7 We promise to tell you during the coming week. San Francisco shipped to China, for the weekending theCth, $177,888.86 ; Japan, $60,000; England, $206,678.64; Panama, $6,000; In all, $210,678.60. THE LATEST NEWS The Civil War In France. EXCITING; SCENES AT THE DEMOLITION OF THE VENDOMK COLUMN. Paris, May 16 —There was a tremend ous scene at the fall of the Column of Ven ilome, at half-past 6 o'clock this afternoon. The fall was announced for 2 o'clock, and all the balconies iv the Place Vendome were thronged with ladies. Hues de la Paix and Castigilione were crowded. Three bands of music arrived while the workmen were engaged in chipping at, the base of the column. M. Abadie next arrived and in spected the windlass. The excitement was intense. Rochelort next appeared, and the people crowded around him, giving him loud cheers Soon all arrangements were completed, and the bugles sounded. The •able was stretched and tightened, but tbe column stood firm. The windlass broke and the pulleys flew into the air and de scended, striking a sailor and wounding him. After this accideut Abadie declared that he needed two hours to repair the tackle. At a quarter-past 6 it was given out that the column would not fall before 7. A general expression of disapprobation went through the crowd. Abadie was accu-ed of complicity with the Versailles govern ment, and narrowly escaped the guillotine. At tweuty minutes past 6 o'clock the cable was again stretched for the work of demo lition. Suddenly, to the surprise of the spectators, the vast column moved and swayed. It next swept magnificently down, bursting iuto fragments as'it struck the earth. It fell lengthwise in the Rue de la Paix exactly on a manure cushion prepared for it, spliutering with a dull heavy lumbering sound, while a thick cloud of dust and crushed and powdered masonry rose in the air. The crowd gave tremendous shouts of Vive la Commune, and tbe bands played the Marsellaise. When the dust cleared away there lay the glorious column shattered to pieces, Its bronze and masonry in two masses to gether in tbe middle, and the statue of the Emperor several feet from one end of the column with the head knocked off. The crowd rushed forward to collect the frag ments as relics, and the guards were unable to resist the rush. Next th,e orators com menced speeches, indulging in all sorts of extravagant language. The sflKue of the Emperor was treated as if it had been the Emperor himself. The Nationals spat into its face and struck it with their, rifles. After the ceremonies were concluded the crowd dispersed, and the soldiers moved off, waving tbe red flag aud giving expres sion to joy by continued shouting. The excitement was intense, aud is even now high. DISSENSIONS IN PARIS ANn AT Versailles, May 16, Evening. —A trades man from Paris says many thousands of the men of order are anxious to have a fearful revenge on the Red Republicans when the forces of the Thiers government enter the city. Tho "Reds" have made them fight the Versailles troops against their will. lam informed that the sol diers belonging to the Versailles govern ment, wheu captured by the insurgents, are tortured to death. In Fort Vanvres, before the capture, a captain of McMahon's army was taken and immediately shot. The troops are in dignant, and swear vengeance. It is be lieved the grand assault will take place in a few hours. The enemies of Thiers assert that he is delaying ordering it to be made because he is afraid the end of his power will arrive when the army captures Paris. The National Assembly is now deliberating whether it can call itself the Constituent Assembly. PABIB TO BE ASSAULTED. London, May 17.—The Standard's spe cial dispatch says the Versaillists will pro bably carry tbe city to-night, and the Communists are leaving in dismay. TWELVE MEN DBOWNKu AT SEA. London, May 17.—A French fishing vessel has been run down and sunk in the English channel by an Ameiican bark, whose name is not reported. Twelve of the crew of the fisherman were lost. SNOW IN ENGLAND. London, May 17.—The weather is very cold, and snow fell this morning in Scot land and north of England. It is thought the crops have sustained serious injury. Trial and Execution at Sea. San Francisco, May 16.—The steamer Pelican, from Eureka, report a frightful affair on the trip up the coast. A family from Indiana, having a shit girl 11 years of age, were passengers, aud in the night the steward, a Malay, married to a white woman in this city, entered the sick child's room, drugged and ravished her. On the arrival of tbe steamer at Umpqua tbe cil izeus formed a lynch court and tried and sentenced bim to death. He was then bound and placed in tho stern of a small boat, which the citizens had selected by lot, and rowed up tbe stream out of sight of the steamer. Short ly afterward a shot was heard, and the par ty returned without Smith, and reported that be had gone on a loug journey, and had concluded not to return and say good bye. The citizens generally approved of the action. Masker* In Mlliliilppl. Memphis, May 17.—Last Friday night, a masked party, numbering about forty, entered the town of Pontotoc, Miss., for tbe purpose of driving off Col. Flournoy, editor of the Radical paper, who had been warned to leave. On entering the town they were met by a party of ciiizens, who asked their intentions, and were answered by a volley, which the citizens returned. One of the maskers fell from his horso, and the otheis fled. On picking up the wounded man, he was found to be a young man named Dilliard, residing near there He persistently refused to declare the names of the others, and soon alter died. The next morning a number of persons were found to have left the county, while several horses with trappings, which bad evidently belonged to the masked party, were fouud near Pontotoc. Heavy Eiprsss Robbery. Columbus, 0., May 17.—Adams Ex press office was entered by burglars this morning. Two meu who slept in the of fice were drugged and two safes opened, and between forty and fifty thousand dol lars in ourrent funds taken. Letter from Petersburg- Petersburg, May 18, 1871. To the Editor of the State Journal : Nominations for ward tickets wero made by the Republicans last night in iho fifth and sixth wards as follows : Fifth Ward — Councilmen—D. A Traylor, J. W. L. liiauktmhip, H. T Jsmison, and John L. Gill. Justice! of the Peace—John W. Squill ill and William Jones. Sixth Ward.- Council men — James M. Don nan, Thomas J McCaleb, Janus Carter and John 11. Bell. Justices of the Peace—William Burgess and Matthew Thomas. This completes the Republican ticket in all tbe wards. As an incident of registration, it is stated on reliable authority that ou the but day of the revision of the lists, ordets were sent down the river for operations on the river to stop, and the white voters there employed were taken to the fifth ward a id registered. As this is the ward Irom which the president of the river improve ment desires to be elected to the Council, it is easy to divine from whom the order sus pending the river operations eminaled. i'his orilliant specimen of "political strat egy" may be all very well, but the bur dened tax-payers are anxious to know who pays for it. As all the machines and work men ceased work for nearly half a d*iy, the city ought not to be rtquested to pay for the time lost. Arrangements are in progress for a Union Memorial Celebration on the 30th Ol May. It is proposed to testify our love for tho noble uieu who fell for the Union, by assembling at Poplar Grove National Cemetery, where the graves of the lallen heroes will bo decorated with floral offer ings. An address will bo delivered, and appropriate hymns will bo sung, etc. A committee, consisting of the following named gentlemen, have been appointtd, who will meet this afternoon and make arrangements for the occasion ; Colonel W. M. Lewis, E. Steene, F. Wm« Freeland, Milton Searle, Wro. H. B n«ess, Peter G. Morgon, Maj. J. Clarke, P. Gal lagher, and H. T. Gray. Occasionally. More Kiot. aud Bloodshed at tile Mlnea. Scranlon, Pa , May 17.—At 6 o'clock this evening, as the laborers and miners working at Bri<:g'a shaft were returning to their homes, escorted by a small squad ol soldiers, they were assaulted by a crowd ol about 200 Welsh miners, who threw stones and other missiles at them. Two of the laborers were struck, one on the breast and the other on the leg, by large stones, upon which a soldier loaded bijgun and fired, killing Benjamin Davis and David Jones, Welshmen. Rcloff to be Huno To-Day.—A dis patch from New York, dated the 17th instant, says : Governor Hoffman, jast before leaving for Richmond, yesterday, notified Ruloff's counsel that he had decided not to inter fere, either by respite or commutation.— The execution occurs to-morrow. Ruloff stated yesterday that he only needed six weeks to complete his rudiments of philos ophy. Binghampton, May 17.—Ruloff rose at 3 this morning iv an apparently cheerful frame of tniud and has not shown signs of bearing down. He has not paid the least attention to religious matters, but on the contrary has constantly indulged in vio lent and profane language abusive of Gov Hoffman and others for cutting him off be fore the completion of his work. He has by this conduct forfeited what little sym pathy and respect he yet retained, and not a word is now heard iv his favor. The gallows will be put in place this afternoon. The execution will take place in tho yard of the jail at noon to-morrow. As the en closure is snail the sheriff will not admit mote than seventy-five spectators. Prospects of a Bohdek Wab.—A dis patch from Ringgold Barracks, Texas, says: One hundred armed Mexicans have crossed the river at Los Curvas, 35 miles distant, making a cattle raid. Smaller bands are constantly crossing for the same purpose, and extend their operations to near Corpus Christi. They fight if tbey are encountered. There is a panic among the breeders of stock between the Rio Grande and Neuces. Thousands of cattle are stolen every month. The Mexican au thorities throw every obstacle in the way of their recovery. Neither the State nor the nation aro protecting the people, who complain loudly. News and Goaalp. Not So. —We will say, for the information of tbe enterprising reporter for the Diepatch Iroui Manchester, that he misrepresents tbe mechanics of that town, ss be has done many other things. Tbe contemplated organization of a Mechanics' Union iv Manchester has nothing to do with politics. We call tbe atten tion of the mechanics to tbe artic'e in the Ditpatoh of to-day. What think you, mci chaoics aud men ol labor, are jon to be called bird names because you ask for what belong! to you? If your organizing a society for your self protection splits any party, let it split— the sooner the better. We say look to men, and not to politics. 7n the case of John Wilkes and William Mnrriss, on a writ of error, the Judge deliver ed his opinion tn-diy, letting aside the judg ment of the County court, and the prisoner! through their counsel immediately gave notice ol an intention to isk for a writ of latitat eorpue, claiming that tbey were entitled to a final discbirge from further prosecution for the offence under tbe law. Tbe Judge signi fied bis willingness lo grant tbe writ, and counsel bad proceeded to draw up petition, Ac, when our reporter left. Mayo'e Bridge. —This bridge isuow comple ted, and may it stand as a proud monument to the memory of its builders and owners. At tbe tollhouse we notice a neat little confec tionery with a soda fountain attached. Mrs. Spruel, the proprietress, deserve! the suppott of all passers-by, and will no doubt be liberally patronized. Recovering. —Mrs. Lang, one of our fancy dry goods merchants, who fell from a chair some time back and broke her ankle, is fait recovering, which will be gratifying to her many friends. Better. -The young man, Preston Starke, who has been expected to die for the past few days, we are informed this morning, is much better, and hopes are now entertained of his recovery. iV«t» Court-Home. —Tbe citizens of Manches ter and Chesterfield should bo proud of their new court-house, which is Inst approaching completion. It is a handsome building. Church. - The new Presbyterian church is now under erection, and we hope will not have any impediment thrown in the way of its ipeedy completion. The Free Bridge —Work his commenced on the free biidge in earnest. We have been ins formed that tbe foundation of tbe abutment on tbe south side is being put in place. Maneheeter Newe. —N'ews in the free State of Manchester is as scarce as greenbacks among the mechanics and laboring men. LOCAL NEWS. A Praiseworthy Enterprise—The Dorcas Society. — Hood reds of youths of both sexes ■warmed the street! or Richmond at tba close of the war without employment and witboui Eareotal protection or restraint. Father! and rotbers had ralleu in battle, and the demorali anion consequent upon tbe abrupt and decisive Upheaval of society resulting from the conflict gave loose rein to bad pinions and instituted almost a reign of terror in our beautiful city. Juvenile offenders were packed in tbe criminal box of tire Mayor's court, or were fearfully increasing tbe number in prison, serving out tbe penalties ol tbe law. For a aeai-ia a paralysis prevailed among our law-abiding citiieoi, as no individual agency seemed competent to arrest the flood ul evil. The law was doing its work of arrest and condemnation, but idleness and necessin knew no law and supplied their victims faster lhao judges and jurlei could dispense ju-tice.- The Young MensChristian Association of • Ur city sought relief from tbe evil though pi%en. tire measure! urged upon our City Qoaftcil Tue Council plead poverty. Houaei <Jf relle and worktops were too expensive I Court lee« and hoard at the city jail much more eco nomical I! Character pro>ected or reclaimed was tou astbetic for legr.-lation. What was now to be done? The few men of wealth and benevolence still left us ex olaimed, when approached on this subject ••We are powerlets for good; if all we pos lessed were offered, It would be but a drop in tbe bucket!" Christian effrt through nor Sunday-schools was happily proposed. The Methodists or the city were the flrst to organ ife intoa Sunday school Society, andprompdi recommended the formation "of locietiel in their schools, to be known as DorCss Societies, to do this work of charity among the poor! Speedily between three and four hundred o( these neglected children were gathered Irom the stree's, clothed, and brought under re ligious instruction. Other denominations followed, and aoon the beggari and thieves disappeared from our streets; the houses or poverty were gladdened by ministering friends, and courts and jails robbed or their youthful victims. Now what means tbii history T Why simply in explanation of the object for which tbe festival now progressing at Virginia Hall was instituted. Centenaiy Sundas school bai abuut 125 of these poor children on its rolls—more than one half or this number are regularly clothed by tbe school aud to a large extent tbelr homes supplied with comforts in times or extreme need. This is practical god liness. We have attended the Festival and can speak of its attractions. Let every friend of the poor, and lover of humanity, cheer and encourage these noble women in their good work. Treat yourselves to the double lujurv of delicious via ds served by fair aud graceful hands, smiles of approval which no money cao pay lor, and best of all the sense of doing gooa to the bumble and the poor. Decision. —The legal fraternity, sup posed to be weM versed in all matters of right and justice, members or which have refused to pay the tax required of tbem by city regula tions, until tbe opinion of Justice White could be obtained, after arguing tbe question quite elaborately, and to their entire satisfaction, called this morning upon bis Honor to hear what ho had to say with reference to the mat ter. Forgetting his rraternal sympathies in h'l determination to perform bis duty, the Justice decided that before tbey could talk law themselves, they must obey it, by paying the amount! charged to them. Tbey have only to walk up to the captain's office, who will doubt less wait upon them with all the politeness due gentlemen of distinction, and furnish them with permits by which they can get even— talking law for somebody else. This need not trouble the disciples or Black stone to any great extent, as a small retainer will soon euable tbem to quit even. Lawyers have such a fondness lor continuances upon various pleas, that we may expect the li line ol special ones in these cases, with tbe request that tbey be continued at the cost of the plain tiff, and the clerk required to enter the order in due form of law. Refreshing. — While our city cotempora ries are silent in relation to the wrong doings of our City Council, aud for no other purpose on earth than because they were instrumental in thrusting upon the people this rotten con cern, it is refreshing to see tbe bold, manly stand or "Chester," (who will, or course, not deny bis connection with one of them,) fear lessly giving expression to his opinion of them as i body. Heir whit be sirs of their last meeting, and yet the people who pay the fixes of tbe city will shortly be celled upon to vote for some of this same crew, and if tbey refuse will be denounced as Radicals, scaliwii/s and niggers. Shame on you, for thus attempting to piss suob bise counterfeits upon vi: At last eveniug's meeting or the City Council there was a 'c eritiou of some of those disgraceful scene* wlilc' have so freq ently occurred in tbe past yesr as to bring this body in disrepute and to fasten upon it ttre ill will of large numbers of goo I citisens. — Gentlemen whose private life is uuexceptional and who would scorn to do a questionable th'og in tbeir personal chancer, as representatives forget them selves and Indulge n actions and words not at all creditable to themselves or to the city. The Will for the Deed.—The sweet bud of kindness is molt rapidly grown Into the full blown flower, when refreshed by the gentle rains of Heaven. Yesterday, while we wen laboring most earnestly to furnish our read era wiib something to interest tbem, that grim and savage monster, hunger, came stalk ing into our room and demanded our homage. We declined, we retused, we stamped we swore; but be would not depart. While standing over us with bis cruel eyes widely staring at us, in ru-hed a flfieeoth amendment and placed before us a lunch, which quickly dispelled old hunger and awakened in us a feeling of gratitude so completely overcoming us, that we have been compelled to call in the aid of a stomach-pump. With all tbe cv -liy of our nat ire we "went for it," we demolished it, and last night we were the victims of many horrible dreams. No matter, wu are thankful to the polite donor, who ia respert'ully n quest ed to repeat, with the promise that if be does occasionally "split" us, we'll try him another "turn," if it takes our list "chip." John B. Tinsley, Esq., one of tlin very popular managers of tbe Greenbrier White, is iv the city, looking for servants to go to the Springs. Be is at tbe Exchange hotel, and desires those who are willing to go, to call upon him daily, between tbe hours of 10 A M and 1 o'clock P. M. He reports a number of visitors already at the White, from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut. We have known Jobn these many years, to whose polite attentions to travelers, tbe famous Spots wood hotel was indebted for much ol its for mer popularity. He will be at tbe White during tbe entire summer, and will cheerfully assist in rendering comfortable all who may favor the Springs with their pitronage. Police Court. —Toe following cases were disposed of by Police Justice White this morning : Patrick Dickenson, oolored, charged with stealing ninety seven pounds of iron, the property of Joseph Games, was adjudged guilty, and sentenced to thirty days in the city jail. Jobu Reirdoa, charged with perjury, iv making oath that rent for rooms was due him by Jacob Brown, bad tbe case continued until to morrow. Jacob Brown and Ellen Brown, for unlaw fully abusing and threatening Johu Reardon, had their case continued, in order to procure the presence or an important witness. Sari Example.— Following the example of our liwyen.,—who are presumed to know 1 little more than other people,—i number of our citizens have refused or neglected to pay tbe license tax assessed against them, for the privilege of carrying on business here. This morning quite a number of ihem presented themselves before Justice White, asking bis opinion upon tbe subject. Tbey were heard, aud requested to call upon the collector and settle the whole subject by paying oyer the amounts charged against Ihem. His advice was taken, and tbey permitted to depirt in peioe. i&atcjjuf §pdwrtwtog. Advertisements will be inserted In the Bravura ''HiRrtAL at the following rates, except legal ad vertlsements me square, ene Insertion .„ .» 75 me square, two insertion 1 2T, hie square, three Insertion! „. „ 1 fa 'ue square, sfl insertions „ S Of. •ne sqnare, twelve insertions ft 61) 'ne square, one n.otith 10 01 •ne square, two months IS 00 'ne square, three month „ It 04 For quarterly and yearly Advertisers rpeclal arranaemenis will be made. I.nr-al ilsihri. Cold—Thii morning. In tbe city—Jeff. Davlr, Costly—Tbe'Sands caie. A iweet place—Virginia Hill. Not good—The crop prospects. Remember—Tbe Striwberry feast to night. A good move—The adjournment of our press room court. Removed—The city jailor. "Locking the atab,e after the horse Is gone." Gov. Hoffman, of New Yotk, Is expected la ihe city to«day. Sheriff 11. J. Smith, of Henrico, is dangerr oi ly ill. A card In th- Diepa'ch or this morning looki as i* womtbody bad b-en sold. Meets in-nighr — Executive committee ol Jef brats) Ward Republican Club, at 1714 Cary • reel. A roan or conscience has returned, from Bos ton, three it lour unsigned bn.k bills to tbe State treasury. A valueless return. James Barron 11. pe. Esq., will dt-liver an address to rhe Male Orphan Asclum at St. Paul's, on Tuesday eveoir g nex', at 8 o'clock. There is now in the Stste treasury, over $600 000 Lordyl Would ,'t our City Coun cil like to make a turn for it f The handsomest young lady in Richmond will visit Virginia Hall to-night, and promise! to welcome everybody wrtli her most bewitch ing sinilis. Go lee who she in. The lawyers of Richmond have it last found a case upon which thoy all heartily avtfree— to pay no city tsx. This is the most remarkable case which has occurred within the recollec tion of the oldest inhabitant. Governor Walker has appointed as military • xaminers of Richmond. Henrico, and Ches terfield count! -s, Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, G-n. James 11. L,aue, and Col. Wm. Uilhatn. Pickpockets are said to be operating here. There Is the poorest lot of poi keta here about Ibis time, imaginable, at d gentlemen engaged iv ill- business are notified that other places may beeusily found, better suited to their oc cupation. Sa'es nf Land. —'the following tracts of land were disposed of at public auction to day, in front of tbe custom bouse, by Riob arriaon & Co., auctioneers: Eighty acres, situated in Hanover county, near Ashland, to George D. Wise, for 14 25 per acre; 150 acres, situated on tho Charlei City road, in Heorico county, owned by Mrs. Wioi'ree, for $7 50 ; 100 acres on tbe Charlei City road, about fifteen miles beliw the city, and owned by Mrs. Winfree, rorssoo. Mass Meeting. —The Republicans of Jefferson ward will hold a grand mass meeting at Metropolitan Uall on Monday nigbt next, "hen they will be addressed by Hon. Cbas H. Porter, Hon. John It. Popham, aud other dis tinguished speakers. A large crowd is ex pected to be present and those desiring seat! should go early so as to secure tbem. We Have Heard it Thunder Before—The reporter of one of our morning cotempora ries, promises to make us sick through tbu col umns of his paper next week. While acknowl edging that the columns of Aisfpaper would sicken us, if it were possible for an emetic to do so, we are ol the "opinion that he will be rather weak by the time he makes us st'ejfc. Painful Accident. —Yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock, Mary Martin, a little girl be tween three and lour years of age, daughter of Mrs. Macon Martin, fell down a stairway, at the residence of her mother, No. 301 Grace street, and fractured her left arm. Dr. 11. G. Cabell was called in and rendered the surgical aid required. Masonic. —We would ail vise the gentle man who comes into our office with Masonic secrets lor our Junior Editor, to reduce them to writing, and not call our worthy "Boss" out so often; for if he continues it, we will not be responsible for bis baring a level head at all times. Mortuary. — For the week ending Satnr d«y last, there were 33 deaths in the city- 17 males and 16 females; 7 were white males and 6 white females; 10 colored miles md 11 colored females. Single, 23; mirried, 5; widows, 3; unknown, 2. U. S, Circuit Court is to-day in hearing the argument in the Simms case. Tlie Blew t as-H«lnrr andotliei Jobs of the Cltjr Knijliiser. To the Kill or of the State Journal. The officials having tbe construction of the new gas-bolder in charge have struck another mine of economy for the tax payers ! Sme three years since, tbe Uouocil cummer,cd making preparations for a new bolder and nearly completed the pit, removing about Hve thousand \» da of earth, probably costing about Tour thousand dollais. The new manaitement ol economy have changed the location about a diameter and are digging a new bole and fill ing up tbe old one, thus throwing ,o u,u, h money away. This sbo.vs decid.d skill in engineering I There is no jobbing, no rieg, no conspiracy to rob lb,-cm trea-u.y; but tbe immaculate Council cau give one of their number i cot - * tract for a million or ino.e of brick without allowing sa i petition by pub'io proposals I For the stone capping, costing only a few hundred dollars, there is a great show of ad vertisements lor bids I Our dear City Enuinrer seems to hare got a new nooon iito bis noddle He is hauling the stone for- the entire depth ol the road way broken to a proper size, sueb as be should have u-ed lor a top di earilg, in-trad of the red uiud He has had the stone broken to the proper size heretofore, except this top layer. lr probably costs four times tbe labor to break all li.o- to what it would to do one tigbib tine and the brlance coirae. He seems determined to have bis own way, and at t to learn any thing from the experience of oili.rs. Tax-Payer. The .Nominees of the Mechanic!. To the Editor of the State Journal. The Siaini Journal will greatly please the meobauics of the city of Richmond by k eping prominent the names of rhe gentlemen select ed by the Richmond Mechanics' Trades Union, as candidates lor the City Council in the ap proaching eleodon. Trkdeoar Mm. We take p'easure in complying with the above request, and would state that we have received others of a similar purport in the last day or two, frem other portioua of tne city. Should any of the names iv the list be round wrong, the necessary correction will be made. Tbe nominations are as follows: Marshall Ward. Edward ft Crump. Daniel H. Allst. Jeffereon Ward. Charles H. TALuorr. Jaj. E. Philum. Madison Ward. Charles W. Allen-. Chas. T. Davis. Monroe iVurtf*. Georoe BiaetHt*. Thos, H. Wynne. Clay Ward. George J. Hooper. John J. Kiijg. Jackion Ward. Wilk:sßjs G. Fkkemam. J. W. Oilman. sßwaMaasaawaaßaßHsnyawa ... AtthlUD, a HP a'Oil— <» CH-i—At h's iosid-r.ce,on lfi.h May. Mr. ADOU»U GIPPHIUJU t. Mi .-. MARTHA STfER, l»y Rev. »»r, O. Scholia. mama n <BM—aj laasabj ma DIED. SIMMONS—On the 17th hi-Unt, Mrs, MARION SIMMONS, in the .v'll. )>ar of her age. MARKS— Iu the tow,, of Fulton, Ueurco ct Unty, 17ili M-iy, NATHANIEL r. MARtiS, iv the 6Uth year of los aire. II trail AN— On Mmiiav tun hint-. May 1,11; 1. at five minutes to B o'clock MICKKLHOROUOH L. II il'illliv, aged I\•.i i. 3 iiMjuih aud 1i1,i»,, On Weilnt-Silay, 17th la-rant ar five Iliin'lU-a to 1 o'clock, Wla.-r. HU'HII N, aged t \ ears and afdaya, Both ehlMrea of s 11. mi ia. <i. Raeghaa. UVII.KY-0n tli 14th i May of l .rbro spinal mci iugllua, Al'tlt'cTUa W. UaIIKY, iv his ISth year.