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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
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
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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*.
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Fare $12 00
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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.
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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
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12 o'olock Wednesdays to 9 A. M. Thursdays.
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or to GEORGE L. CURRIB, Agent,
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WI.VE.i AND LIO.UUHS,
No. TOO CORNER SEVENTH AND BROAD ST3.,
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
■ 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
Proceeds to be applied to a most worthy object.
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during six months, commencing July Ist, 1871.
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ments, Ac, can be obtained by application to
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COUNTY OF HENRlCO:—Gentlemen—l have
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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
Very respectfully, yonr obedient servant,
my 16—eod4t * JOHN E. JONES.
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of May, 1871.
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CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE, can be purchased '
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ASSOCIATION, No. 2 S Ninth street, Philadelphia,
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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
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(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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
More Kiot. aud Bloodshed at tile
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Jobu Reirdoa, charged with perjury, iv
making oath that rent for rooms was due him
by Jacob Brown, bad tbe case continued until
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
Advertisements will be inserted In the Bravura
''HiRrtAL at the following rates, except legal ad
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.
In tbe city—Jeff. Davlr,
A iweet place—Virginia Hill.
Not good—The crop prospects.
Remember—Tbe Striwberry feast to night.
A good move—The adjournment of our press
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
Edward ft Crump. Daniel H. Allst.
Charles H. TALuorr. Jaj. E. Philum.
Charles W. Allen-. Chas. T. Davis.
Georoe BiaetHt*. Thos, H. Wynne.
George J. Hooper. John J. Kiijg.
Wilk:sßjs G. Fkkemam. J. W. Oilman.
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
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