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AMUSEMENTS.
-pTcHMO>D THEATRE.
FO R ONE WEEK ONLY.
FORMES-H ABEL MANN
GRAND OPERA,
THE GREATEST STAR COMPANY IN THE
WORLD.
M'lle. ANNA ROSETTI, Wachtel's _ real Prima
Donna.
M'He. Clara Zibki.bb, of the New York Academy.
M'lle. Dzicba, of the New York Academy.
M'lle. Pbbdioah, of Comprimaria.
THEODORE HABELMANN, the celebrated
Lyric Tenor.
< abi. Bbaibabd, Tenor Robnsto.
CARL FORMES, the grand Basso Profundo.
(His first appearance in Uie South in twelve
years.)
Wilhrih Fobmbs, the Classic Raritone.
A. Bbbixier, Basso Hullo.
Joseph Wbi.xl.ioh, the favorite singer.
Grand Chorus and Orchestra of the New
York theatres, nnder the musical direction of
,\. Perdiham.
THIS TUESDAY, Dbckmbbb S,
Debut of the great Tenor Robnsto,
CARL BEAUNARD,
in his magnificent role of MANRICO, In
Verdi's popular Opera,
IL TROVATORE.
Mile ANNA ROSETTI as Lbxora.
M'lle. Dzifba ac Azccbxa.
M'He. Pbbdioah as Ibez.
Mr. BKAi-NAiin as Mabkico.
W. Fobhkb as De H'xa.
Hbßßixiier as Fbrbaxdo.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, Dec. (I,
MARTHA.
ANNA ROSETTI, THEO. HABELMANN,
CARL FORMES
Pricks of Ad_issiox—Reserved seals in Or
chestra and Dress Circle, $1.00; general admis
sion, §1; second tier, 75c.; third tier, ,'oc.; lower
private boxes, $6.
Sale of reserved seats, at West and Johnston's
bookstore, will commence on THURSDAY, No-
Yember3oth, at 9 o'clock A. M.
The Grand Opera Troupe use the celebrated
I,'hlckering Pianos, Woodhouse k Parharo, I_J»
Main street, general agents.
de 5 HARRY J. STEEL, Agent.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
T> ICHMONB A-ENCY™
FOR THE SALE,
PURCHASE, AND EXCHANGE OF
REAL ESTATE.
The undersigned has opened an oflice at
912 M Main street. (State Joi-hxai. building,)
a few doors above the Post-office, Rich
mond, Virginia, for the SALE, PURCHASE
AND EXCHANGE OF REAL ESTATE, and
respectfully requests all persons placing proper
ty in his hands for sale or exchange, to furnish
him, if possible, with a plat of the same, as alßo
a description of soil, advantages, Ac.
Citizens of lhe Northern States, who desire to
emigrate to a milder climate, such as A'irginia,
where so many advantages of a pecuniary na
ture, added to that of health, are presented to
capitalists, will find it to their Interest to com
municate with him, as all letters asking informa
tion respecting any particular farm or locality,
■with a view of purchasing, will receive a prompt
and faithful report. JAS. T. SUTTON,
Late U. S. Pension Agent,
Richmond, va.
N. B.—Notarial business, conveyancing and
negotiating loans promptly attended to.
de I—tf J. T. S.
MEETINGS.
NOTICE. Cticsan-okc and olilo Railroad
COHPAKT, CASUIKB'sOfFICB, RICHMOND, VA.,
November 3d, 1871.
The annual meeting of the Stockholders of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company will be
held In the city of Richmond, on THURSDAY,
the 7th of December, )i>7l.
Tho attention of the Stockholders is called to
ihe following extract from lhe by-laws of the
i 'ompany:
"All proxies to represent Stockholders at a gen
,-rul meeting shall he in writing, antl Bigned by
the person thus transfering tho power i partner
ships may sign in the namo of partnerships, and
ihe signature of either member of the ilrm shall
be valid. No proxy shall he valid given more
tlian sixty days prior to the meeting of the com
psny.
"The books of transfer shall be closed fifteen
days previous to any general meeting."
no 3—td J. GARRETT, Cashier.
sWsrntß.~
POR «_.W YORK. __ '"'_&_%
THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIPcijff
PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship ISAAC
DELL. Capt. Blakehax, will sail on TUESDAY,
Decembers, at lv o'clock A. M.
Freight received until 9 A. M.
Through bills of lading signed, and goods for
warded with dispatch to all points—north, south,
east and west. Close connections made with Cu
nard line for foreign ports.
Passenger accommodations unsurpassed.
Fare tvios
Steerage 8 00
Round Trip Tickets SO 00
For freight or passage, apply to
JOHN W. WYATT, Agent,
de 4—21 No. 3 Governor street.
TjlOR MEW YORK. _$__S
The VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP and PACKET
COMPANY'S elegant steamship GEORGE B.
I "PTON, Captain Robbbts, will leave her wharf
at Rocketts on TUESDAY, December -ih, at 4
I s . M.
Connecting with steamers for Hartford, Nor
wich, Sioiiiugtou, Fall River and Boston from
same pier.
Freight received up to the hour of sailing.
Close connections and through bills of lading
given to all southern, eastern, and western
places; also, to Europe and Australia.
Fare, In ; meals and state-rooms, extra.
D. J. BURR, President,
1214 Main street.
V/ABHIBOTO.X _ Co., agents. Pier 12, North river,
New York. de 2—3t
CLOTHING.
iBHa : w,^ m - 1871.
REDUCTION OF PRICES.
Owing to the lateness of the season, and our
very large stock of winter goods (all of this sea
son's mannfactnro.) we will from this date offer
tmr large and varied assortment of
DRESS SUITS,
BUSINESS SUITS, and
OVERCOATS,
for men's and boys' wear, at a
VERY MATERIAL REDUCTION IN PRICES,
which will also apply to our complete
stock of
HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR
hi fm nishing department.
DEVLIN'S,
1007 Main street, opposite posl-office,
[del—tf]
D-TTERIt'K'- PATTERS-—
FALL AND WINTER FASHIONS
Late styles just received ; also, Mzrnoroi itab
tor November. Principal agency at the office of
the HOWE SEWING-MACHINE, 825 Main
•* r e»t 3. V. McKENNEY.
no in—tf
rVOBA c c o :
53.500 will buy THE DOMINION TOBACCO
WORKS, Toronto, Ontario— (original cost *10,.
I'M)—consisting of COMPLETE MACHINERY
lor the manufacturing of Plug, Cut Tobacco and
< igars, with steam and hydraulic power. Room I
to work 200 hands. Fifty per cent, may be made |
here on any amount invesied.
J. D. LEWIS,
oc 4—d-BQ. Toronto, Ont.
J
sfMtrotg £tat* fottwtat
.____________—_—_—_—_—_—____——___—_—_»_—_.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESS.,<;,:.
This is emphatically a document which
satisfies the country. It 13 the language
'of a practical man, on practical subjects, to
a practical people. There is no prcten
' tious rhetoric, no taudry adornment, no af
fectation, no concealment of ideas; but
plain, serious, honest words, on the great
subjects, which most nearly touch the in
terests, and engross the thoughts of the
American people.
There is no recommendation that is not
sensible, no sentiment that is not just, and
no phrase or expression that is unworthy
of an honest man, a good patriot, a wise
statesman, an American president.
There is a great deal condensed in small
compass. What is said is directly to the
point. Item letegit acu might be written of
every paragraph.
The long intended recommendation of a
general and generous amnesty, now comes j
from General Grant. In the days of the \
false pretenses, when Gov. Walker was
elected as our Republican Governor, and j
our Enabling Act Legislators were certified ;
to Washington city as true Republicans, ]
the Wells' party in Virginia were rebuked i
by the assertion that President Grant was
for general amnesty. His proclamation al
lowing the excision of the two disabling
clauses from our State constitution was
then accepted as confirmation undeniable of
that fact.
But latterly, the men who held to tho
proposition have "gone back" on it. The
declarations of the Inaugural and the cath
olic and kindly temper towards the South
of the preceding annual messages, were dis
regarded by the party whose leader had, on ;
Juiy 7, 18(59, telegraphed congratulations
to the President on the triumph of "his
policy." They have since denied Genera'
Grant's catholicity on this score of amnes
ty. But now the Message comes and re
bukes their denial. He urges the removal
of all disabilities. He couples his recom
mendation with the suggestion of no hu
miliating conditions. He is as liberal now
as on the Oth day of April, 1.565, when he |
allowed the soldiers of Lee to return to !
their homes, bearing along with them the
arms with which they had fought through !
a war distinguished by their valor.
The time has come for the removal of all
disabilities. The retention of them accom
plishes no material good. It only provides
the of the nation a pet grievance
with which to nurse their treachery and
keep it warm. Remove this precious cause
of complaint; and then where do you place
this class of chronic malcontents? The
spectacle is presented of a whole people
who had been engaged in a war with their
government for four years, which had ,
caused the destruction of a million of valu
able lives, pardoned freely and generously,
without the execution of a single traitor or
the confiscation of a single dollar. The
spectacle is presented of the ringleaders of
this insurrection against their government,
restored to the exercise of every right,
pririlege, and franchise of citizens, silenced
in their complaints, and rebuked in their
railings and ravings, by an amnesty as tin- i
deservod as it is magnanimous, and undis
criminating.
After all, this policy of large and unre
served magnanimity is the wisest that can
be adopted. No harm can now come to
thia Union from the persons who would be
the beneficiaries of this amnesty. The ac
tive malcontents who form a small portion
of this class hare lost the power to do any
injury at all. Nine-tenths of the class are i
as loyal as the great mass of the Southern
people. These should not be deprived of
tho franchises possessed by the community
because of tho conduct of such ingrates as |
Jubal Early and Robert Toombs. To
drench such common scolds as these two
old crones with amnesty, would produce as i
great a shock upon them as the ducking- j
stool did of old'tipon their prototypes. For
tunate is it, that a measure of amnesty, J
which would be accepted as a boon by all '
right-feeling men, should fall as a punish- -
ment upon the wretched and self-torment- j
ed fow who don't deserve it.
Returning to the Message, in iti discus
sion of the great questions of public ad
ministration, there can be but one opinion
of its sound conservatism on all these
topics. Never was a presidential message
so entirely free from the vice of egotism.
There is no where a trace of "my policy"
in it. It does not contain a phrase or a
sentiment which can be justly charged as I
an electioneering catch or appeal. In this
respect the Message is a fair, manly docu
ment.
But while it was not framed in the elec
tioneering spirit, or for such a purpose, it
is eminently calculated to attract to Gene
ral Grant and to rivet upon him the public
confidence; especially the confidence of
the business classes of the country.
These classes have found in General
Grant a saj'e President. Under his af> I
ministration the business of the country
h_s recovered from the disturbances of the
war with marvellous rapidity. The public
debt has been reduced at the rate of almost
a hundred millions a year. The currency
has approximated to a par with specie.
Safety, certainty aud stability have moie
and more characterized the great business
interests and transactions of the country.
Financial and business men everywhere j
have come to feol that the government was \
in safe and honest hands, and to be relieved I
of apprehensions of disturbance from bad I
and dishonest rule.
They feel that a continuation of General
Grant in the Presidency will be a continua
tion of the stability and prosperity which
j the country now enjoys in all departments
jof industry and commerce. They feel litis* ;
I "letting well enough alone." They may j
I not think General Grant the best statesman
' I
that could be found in the land for the
. Presidency; but they prefer certainty to
the risk of faring worse ; they are content
with things as they are and dread a hazard
' ous experiment.
This sentiment of the business men of the
country actuates not only all the financiers
of the country who hold bonds to the
amount of some five thousand millions of
' dollars, and who transact the great affairs
' of commerce, but it also actuates most of
the property-holders of the country, whose
possessions amount to thirty thousand
millions of dollars.
These large interests aro averse to a
chango of administration and of public
policy. And most intensely averse are
they to a change of a Republican adminis
tration for one installed under the auspices
of that Democracy, which they regard as
, the authors of all the calamities of
the last ten years. It is this aver
sion to change and to such a
chance that will re-elect ('eneral ('rant.
| His Message is not a bid for the Presidency
| in. terms or intention ; hut in its practical
j sense, and sterling honesty, it presents an
j appeal to the confidence of the country as
I irresistablc as it is unconsciously made.
MARRIED.
In Manchester, Va., November 23d, by the
Rev. G. R. Harding, Mr. JAMES GLOVER to
| Miss JULIA GARTHHIGHT; both of Man
chester, Chesterfield county.
On the SOlli of November, in Powhatan coun
ty, by the Rev. P. K. Bei-kl>-y, THOMAS B
SKIP WITH to Miss EMMA S. DERIET'X.
On Thursday, the 23d instant, by ihe Iter.
J. P. Garland, Mr. GEORGE V. KEESEK to
Miss SALLIE K. BENNETT; both of iliis city.
On the —th ultimo, in Gloucester county, by
the Rev. Mr. Mann, Colonel GEORGE F.
STROTHER, of this city, to Miss LESSIF, E.
CARY of (Hoiue-ler county.
DIED.
On Sunday, November 3d, after a severe Ill
ness of nine days, FANNIE, daughter of Jacob
and Lucy Stnnard, aged thirteen years, nti.e
months and twelve days.
'"''"''' irOtrt:
LOST— CERTIFICATE No, 1810 VIIUJIMA
REGISTERED STOCK, issued under act
of March mh, lttt, tor #400, in lhe name of
Francis C. Trabi'e. This is to give notice that
application will I c made to the Second Auditor
for a renewal of the same.
WM. 8. PHILLIPS,
no 29—1b.w4w* her liu-btuid.
WANTS.
WANTED— A IVe. 1 COOK, WITHOUT EN
CUMHRANCE. None need apply unless
| they can C-tme well recommended. Apply at
No. 11 west Main, corner Attains street,
de s—2t»
_
VOW MANUFACTURING fl\
AND RECEIVING FBI
HY STEAM IKS. ' H
Beautiful sets of Walnut Parlor, Chamber and
Dining-Room FURNITURE. I also keep on hand
an n-ssortment of the cheapest
Chairs, Tabi.fs, Hhhsteads,
burkaus, wasiistaniis,
Lookinu-Glai-'sbs, Matr hashes,
H-iH-ai and Pn.i.ows,
Lot's, ,bs, Sofas, Cribs,
Cbadi.ks, TBl'snt.l Bbiistbads.
All lower than can be bought slstiohsrs.
Goods carefully packed for shipping.
ARTHUR ROONEY.
W_—aaOO—fl—Governor antl Franklin streets.
de 4—lm
TjIURNITI'RE. ~ZT
f'l ii.Mi'i rw\ Ws»
We have now ou hard v large antl superior
stock of
j CHAMBER, PARLOR AND DINING-ROOM
FURNI T U R E,
made by the most experienced workmen, of sea
soned materials.
We invite all in need of first-class
FURNITURE AND MATTRESSES
to examine our stock before buying. We cannot
be undersold in the State.
HARWOOD _ RITCER,
se B—3m Governor fltreet, Richmond. Va.
FASHIONS. &n.
k CARD FOR THE LADIES,
In consequence of misrepresentations of cer
tain interested but unscrupulousi>ersons, we Leg
I leave to remind the
LADIES OE BICHatOBD
I that the agency for
BUTTERICK'S PATTERNS
is still ul the
OFFICE OB THE
HOWTE SEWING MACHINE,
No. M • Main Street,
i THE LATEST STYLES JUST RECEIVED.
oc 2«-d_wts J. F. McKENNEY, Agent.
AUCTION HOUSE.
HM,< OltjVIK'K,
NO. 1414 MAIN STREET
RICHMOND, VA.,
AUCTIONEER k COMMISSION MERCHANT,
iveeps on hand, for sale to the trade or families
at private sale, a large stock of
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE,
FURNITURE, CLOTHING,
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, _c.
All of which will be sold at auction prices
wholesale and retail.
-_-AUOTION SALES DAILY at lo A. M.ano
1 I*. M. jy _>-_•_■
ritHE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION RAF
_L FLE for lhe Benefit of the Widows and Or
phans of the Southern States.
Disi'KißPTioK No 678. Etbkiko. Dec. 4.
■10 68 21 IS 4.i .1.1 |I>~""| S! 28 37 1
DIBTBIBn-108 No. 677. Mubbibu, Dec .1
3S (16 II 11 [it, .13 till 26 35 41 49 7;l
Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 6th
d_y of December, 1871.
SIMMONS _ CO., O. Q. TOMPKINS,
Managers. Commissioner.
CERTIFICATES oFItAFFLE can be pnr
chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the
Branch olflce, No. I) Twelfth street, thrs* doors
from Main.
'Till!-: GOLDEN AGE!
A XBW WEBKLT JOUBXAL EDITED BT
THEODORE TILTON,
Devoted to Free Discussion of all Living Ques
tions In Church, State, Society, Litera
ture, Art and Moral Reform.
j Published Every Wednesday in New York.
Price H a year—cash in advance.
MR. TILTON, having retired from The hide
pendentand The Brooklyn Daily Union, will here
after devote his whole editorial labors to THE
GOLDEN AGE.
Persons wishing to subscribe will pleaso send
their names, with the money, Immediately, to
THEODORE TILTON,
P. O. Box 2,848 New York city.
"THE BEST IS~THE CHEAPEST "
: au s—'.s
C-OCL4JL MATTEIIS.
Hypocritical Yankees— Abuse, not j
Merit — A Sewing Mar/tine that Works '
Badly. —lf there is any branch of trade in !
this city to which we are friendly, and fori
which we have expended labor and money I
in bringing prominently before the public, it I
bus been that of the sewing machine ; and ■
yet we hear of a cuss connected with one of
the agencies here, and a Yankee one, too,
who boasts that he "notices nothing that
appears in that dirty sheet" (referring to i
us), and endeavors to sell his labor savers
by abusing us. The concern we have ref- j
crence to is in some way connected with j
"the blue ribbon difficulty," and if we mis- 1
take not, the first letter of its name is '
"Wilson."
Now, we have only to say to "Wilson,"
or any other man connected with his
concern, we have no objections to your en
larging your trade as much as you can ; J
we want you to sell your machines, be- 1
cause labor is saved to the poor women of;
the country, and at no loss to them, but
unless you can do this on the merits of your I
patent, and Without stooping to abuse our i
paper, you had better close up.
You need not attempt to canvass Rich
mond and appear so extremely loyal to the
people of the South, as that you must re-I
gard it necessary to nhusrt us. No, sir.— '
We delight in going for all such concerns
as you are, and exposing your hyporracy I
to the public.
As long as you travel on your merits, |
we are satisfied, but when you wish to
trade at our expense you have "caught a
Tartar," who will thoroughly investigate
your establishment and lay your cheats
before the public. We charge you nothing
for this notice, but can't promise to con- j
tinue our liberality. j ,
It is barely possible flic little "I'nzz.ird" i
fears it will be worn out inside of thirty \
days by the use nf a small quantity of 1
emory, and that it takes this plan of con- 1 1
tinning its worthless existence. I
Assembly Hall.—We hope our citi
zens will not forget thnt the Fair al Assem- j
bly Hall, for the purpose of raising funds ]
to aid in the erection of a house of worship \ ,
for the Centenary church, is still open day 1
and evening, and will remain open during |
the entire week. The ladies in charge of ,
the hall are until ii.;i in their exertions to 1
make the Fair attractive •uni interesting to ! ,
visitors, and lhr.se who haw attended say ' ]
they are succeeding admirably in doing so. \
Elegant lunches are served at short notice. ,
Call in and do all you can to encourage (he i 1
good work.
A magnificent floral cross has been ad
ded to the attractions of the hall. A pla- 1
card suspended to it signifies the desire of ,
the ladies that the member* of the military .
companies should purchase and present the .
cross to Governor Walker, fhe presenta- ,
tion to take place in the hall at S) o,clock on ,
Wednesday night. As it is the duty of the
brave lo do tho bidding of the fair, at all
hazards and regardless of expense, of ,
course the wishes of the ladies will be com- ~
plied with.
■_»_. .
Police Court— Justice J. J. White >
presiding. —The following cases were dis- j
posed of to-day:
Jno. Bryant, charged with using abusive
language to and threatening to take the life ;
of C. 11. .Morgan. Discharged nt the re- 1
quest of the prosecutor. Costs paid. 1
Mahala .lohuson, charged with being
drunk and creating a disturbance in the
house of Johanna Hogan. Fined |3. .
Geo. Moore, charge with stealing a mulf,
B shawl and sundry other articles, the pro- ,
perty of Archibald Timberlake. Dis- ,
chargedj there being no evidence whatever 1
to sustain the accusation.
AVilliam Kennedy, charged with assault*
in_ and striking Hardenia Booker. Fined
99.
Hardenia Booker, charged with assault
ing and abusing Wm. Kennedy. Fined .*2. j
Hustings Court— Judge Akaanthr
Guigon presiding. —The gratia jury yester
day returned true bills against the follow
ing parties: Clinton Allen, two indict
ments, for felony; Charles Carter, felony;
Sam Martin, felony; William Gallagher,
misdemeanor. In the case of Lilly Ben-1
nett, not a true bill.
The case of Alexander Hart, of Xew Or
leans, charged with obtaining golds under
false pretenses from John A. Slater, of
this city, was taken up on the assembling
of court this morning. Mr. Necson, coun
sel for the accused, moved to quash the
indictment, which motion the court over
ruled ; when the jury was sworn, and the
trial proceeded. The examination of the
first witness in the case had not been con
cluded when our reporter left the court.
_. —_ .
Henrico County Court— Judge P.
C. Minor, Presiding.— Benjamin Davis,
charged with an attempt to commit a rape
upon the person of Frances Ann Charles.
a child MMer twelve years of age, was tried
yesterday, found guilty and sentenced to
thepcnitenliarv for (wo years.
Hale Jordan, M. F.nroughty and Isaac
Guode, charged with felony, were bailed to
appear on Wednesday next.
Badly.Burned.—On Saturday night
between IS and !) o'clock, while a colored
girl about seven years of age was sitting by
a wood tire in the kitchen al" the residence
of Mrs. Green, in Sidney, her clothes caught,
fire. She ran out into the Yard, when nn
old colored woman extinguished lhe flames
with a bucket of water, too late, however,
to save the life of the girl, who died last
night from the effects of the burning.
-B-
The Fire ALARM Last Nioht.—
The alarm of fire about 9 o'clock last night
was caused by the burning out of a chim
ney of the residence of Mrs. B. Briel, situ
ated north of Vennble street, in the ex- \
lieme northeastern limit of the city. The
Hook and Ladder company put up a ladder,
and by the use of three buckets of water
prevented nny dnmnge to the house.
Alarm OF Fire.—The alarm of fire
turned in at box 3 this morning at 10
o'clock, was caused by a stove turning
over in a room occupied by Mrs. Unser,
over the shoe-store of Mr. Zehle, on Seventh
s'reet, near Broad. No material damage
done. The firemen promptly responded,
but their services were not brought into
requsition.
Sacred Concerts.—Mr. Philip Phil
lips, well known as the singing pilgrim,
will give a concert of sacred song to-night
at Union Station M. B. church, and to- !
morrow night at 8 o'clock a similar enter- j
tainment nt Broad-Street Methodist church,
thu proceeds of both to be applied to chari- i
table purposes.
List of Cnmailahle Letters Re- .
MAiNi.v 1 in the Richmond Post-;
office, Decemheii sth, IS7I. —
Miss 11. Anderson, Little Calhoun ; ono
Utter, illegible address.
LOCAL NOTE*.
—The ladies of the Pine street Baptist'
Church, will open a fair this evening for the !
: benefit of the church.
—The bucket factory in Manchester is
soon to be opened and put In operation by
a ompany of capitalists.
—The suit of Martha J. Lambert ts.
fierce \V. Lambert, for divorce, is pend
[ ing in the Chancery Court, of this city.
—The project of establishing "a city
freight railroad is being agitated. The
mam line is to extend from the Tredegar
. works to the .shipping docks at Rocketts.
—The Essex Gazette says: \Vm. B.
Mathews, Esq., a promising" young lawyer
|of this place, has removed to Richmond,
where he will continue the practice of his .
profession.
—Col. U. F. Strother, superintendent of
the penitentiary, was.married in Gloucester
county, on Wednesday last to Miss Lcssie '
K. Cary. The newly-wedded pair have ar
rived in this city.
—The boilers and a considerable lot of '
machiery for the new paper-mill, near the
Petersburg railroad bridge, arrived yester
day. Mr. Allegre, the superintendent, ex- '
pects to get to work early in the spring.
—The entire interest of the State of Vir- '
ginia in the various internal improvements '
companies of the Commonwealth "is to bo }
sold on tlie sth of February next, at auc- '
tion, in accordance with the provisions of
an act of the last Legislature. '
"('Kit JAN Hazard"—-» Description
of the. Game—The "Republican" Snaked—
Two Thousand Dollars Lost — , Tunt i
Fair. —To those who have never seen the |
game of "German Hazard," a description j
of it will be interesting.
The game is played with dice, a cup to t
drop them through and a cloth spread f
upon a table covered with different figures. .
This clolh, as laid out, is in the shape of t
a half circle, the base being next the throw- t
ef and the circle next to the betters, who '~
sit n front while the throwir sits behind tl • !
table. '
Along the base of this half circle is j
ranged figures from one to six, upon which ■]
bets may be placed, and if the figure bet on „
corresponds with one on either of tho dice, t
the better is paid even. Around the circle j
figures are placed running from four to
seventeen. If a bet is placed on either of .
these numbers and the aggregate of all tho .
dice corresponds, the better is paid as fol
lows : On the 4, sixty for one; on the 5, I
thirty for one ; on the b', eighteen for one;
on the 7, twelve for one ; on the 8, eight (
for one ; on the 9, six for one, and on the (
10, six for one, and vice rersa from 17 to 11. ~
Beside these figures, a row runs down I
tlie centre, laid off so as to embrace all r
sixes, all fives and so on to all aces inclu- \
sive. 1f a person bets one dollar on all f
aces, or either, up to sixes, and the dice (
comes with the corresponding figures he is c
paid one hundred and eighty dollars. ]
The usual mode of is to place
money on either side ranging from 4 to 10 j.
or from 11 to 17. If the dice thrown
amount to four and no more than ten and
the bet on the small side, the better is
paid even, or-if he bet on the other side c
and the dice aggregate from 11 to 17, the j
better is also paid even. j
Persons familiar with games of chance, 0
will perceive that the aggregate numbers t
3 and IS are intentionally left off; this is n
the per cent in favor of the player as c
against the better, and if all the dice ,
thrown come 3 aces or 3 sixes, the betters ,
lose, unless betting on figures 1 or 0, or on
all aces or all sixes.
This game is extremely interesting, be- ]
cause it seems fairer than most ordinary
games of chance, and the per cent in favor
of the dealer is less than at faro ; besides 1
the game is very rapid, the bets being de- J
tided as rapidly as dice can be thrown. '
This game is played in this city, and is a :
"Republican" one, which means that it is '
open to all betters, professional or other
wise. Last night the "Republican" mot '
with an enemy "up to snuff" and equal to
any emergency by which it was beat out of
between $1,800 and $2,000.
A number of professionals engaged to ,
play against "hazard," and in a short time
beat the game of the amount above stated.
The game was closed, when on investiga- c
tion it was ascertained dico loaded for the
occasion had been used, in other words the b
game had been "snaked." Of course no '
one changed these dice—they slipped in all
alone and by themselves.
The manner of loading dico is to bore a
hole in one cornor and till it with quick- ,
sirer, so as to make it fall always
alike. Wo are slightly impressed '
with the opinion that this wasn't '
a bit fair. We did think that such .
a (hing as "honor among thieves" existed, i
but we are rapidly concluding there is no J
sympathy now-a-days among men of the
same profession. Had some countryman
or outsider succeeded so cleverly, we might '
give him credit for the act, but when played
Mit was, it wont do—'twasn't toting fair. '
If professional gentlemen expect men to
risk their money at 'games of chance, they ,
must be careful to keep their tricks from
the public.
If there is any place in this city where a
fair im,l square game of chance can be ,
had, it Is where this sharp practice was (
played.
Still Another Alarm.—The alarm <
of lire about 12 o'clock to-day, was occa
sioned hy the roof of a house on Main '
street, between Twenty-second and Tvven- *
ly-third, occupc 1 by a man named Jas. '
Hays, taking fire. The fire was commtmi- (
cated to the roof from the chimney. The
flames gained hut little headway, however, '
as the department was out at the first tap J
of the oell, and extinguished them. The ■
damage to the roof will not exceed $-0 or '
I $30. No insurance.
Acknowledgment.—We acknowledge 1
the receipt of an invitation to attend the 1
lirst annual supper given by the Mechanics' 1
Union of this city, at Mouticellollall, on <
Thursday night, December 7th. Messrs. 1
Thos. 11. Wynne, R. F. Walker, and F. 1
Brarman, constitute the Coinniittae of Ir.- 1
vilation. These gentlemen will please ac- I
eept our thanks, with the promise on our
part, to cling to them closer than a brother
on the occasion.
Rapid Movers.— The individual who
arose at an early hour this morning, beheld
numerous red" noses, faces and earses,
caiif-eil by the severe cold. It made the
chaps step light and quick. The slow
mover was nowhere to be seen between 0
and 7 o'clock this A. M.
Personal.—Bonnet Pitman, of the
Cincinnati Cmiimt rcial, was in the city yes
terday, en route to Columbia, S. 0. 11. 1). "
I Redlield, of the same paper, was also in
! the city yesterday.
DELAYED.—The Washington train was j
an hour behind time in its arrival to-day,
the Potomac boat being delayed, no doubt,
by lhe severe wind which prevailed last
night.
LATEST NEWS.
i _
FOREIGN NEW*.
England.
London, Dec. 4.—Tlio Prince of Wales
passed Sunday quietly, and his symptoms
continue favorable. The crisis of bin dis
ease will be reached this morning, which, if
!-afely passed, tlie Prince will be considered
out of danger.
A later report in tho official bulletin
states that tlie Prince passed a restless
night, but that the symptoms this morn
ing show an -melioration of the disease.
The Princess Alexandra has wholly re
covered from her recent indisposition.
A fire occurred at Warwick Castle last
night, which did irreparable damage to the
groat hall; the dining and other rooms be
ing also gutted. The destruction of ancient
armors, pictures antl curiosities was very
great.
tsermany.
Purlin, Doc. 4.—ln consequence of tlie
frequent murderous assaults upon Germans
therein, the French provinces occupied by
( fermany have been declared in a slate of
siege. Tho perpetrators of such assaults
will hereafter be tried by German courts
martial.
Odo Russell has presented liis credentials
as British Minister to the German Empire.
~,
The Recent Barbarity at ltas.'ina.
A letter just received from Havana says:
"The (inly desecration ot Castenoii's grave
by the medical students, consisted of brcak
iug the glass case covering the niche, and
removing the inininrtelles, substituting '
therefor a wreath of garlic. For thi* of
fence, eight students were shot, eleven sen
tenced to six years in the chain-gang, nine
teen to four years in the chain-gang, and
co ir to six months imprisonment. It is
asserted that the affair was a more frolic, '
but the volunteers ruled the hour. :
"The condemned ntudent.", were not al
lowed an hour's respite to see their friend;.
Those who were executed were mere boys,
and their parents offered large sums to save
them—one father offering a million of dol
lars, but all in vain.
" Valmaseda was absent from the city at
the time, but he fully sanctioned the execu
tions upon his return."
'S'
Decision of lhe Mjra Clark Games Mill Case.
iVeio Orleans, Dec. 4.—ln the second
district court, Judge T. Wharton Collins
decided the case of Joseph l-'uentes et als
vs. Myra Clark Games in a lengthy opinion. I
He declares Mrs. Games is Hot the legiti- i
mate child of Daniel Clark nor his universal
legatee, and therefore orders that the will |
of 1813 purporting to be ihe will of Daniel
Clark, probated IS.").'), be revoked and de
clared invalid, and that the probate thereof i
be annulled. i
Mrs. Games relied mainly upon this will I
in her claims.
...
thicneo Debt—Loss by Fire.
Chicago, Dec. 4.—The new city gov- i
eminent was inaugurated this evening. :
Mayor Medill, iv his inaugural, states the '
bonded debt of the city at i,* 14,103,000, ;
and floating debt at *tiS7,OOO. The may
or estimates the total loss by the city fire
as $2,500,000. Ho reeommeuds the re
duction of" salaries, and suggests the ap- ■
pointment of a committee to ascertain '
where expenses may be retrenched.
is.
Excessive fold Weather in the Northwest—
Death, from Freezing-.
Omaha, Dec. 4.—The snow in the Re- !
publican valley is two feet deep, and the
weather is intensely cold. Many persons
have been frozen to death. One party
found seven men who had did from freez
ing.
The trains arrive one day late, and no :
new trains are started.
TELEGRAPHIC SL'.VI.VIARV. '
1
—Gold closed in New York yesterdry at i
110 J.
—Thomas L. Smith, the first auditor, is j
dead. He was eighty-three years of age.
—Colonel A. It. Chambers, an old and
successful leather dealer of Philadelphia, '
died yesterday.
—Major Samuel B. Spooner, Republican, ,
was electetl mayor of Springfield, Mass.,
yesterday, by 1 ,_4 4 majority.
—Morgan Powell, foreman of the Lehigh
Coal and Navigation Company, was shot
aud killed by aa unknown man Saturday,
at Summit llill, Pa.
—The iron ship "Lock Lcvon," from j ,
Melbourne for London, with a cargo worth |
$100,000, was lost October 2_d. The cap
tain was drowned.
—The Giand Duke arrived at Piiiiadel- j
phia at midnight last night, and was wel- |
corned by a large crowd, both at the depot |
and at. the Continental Hotel.
—Seven freight cars, laden with valuable :
machinery, were telescoped into another j
freight car on Sunday on the Brie track, ;
near Rutherford Park, all being smashed. I !
Loss heavy.
—The Edwards Paper company's paste
board mill, at Chatham, N. J., was burned
Saturday night. Loss $90,000 , insurance
$30,000. Thirty persons are thrown out
of employment.
—It is said that Senator Sumner will
soon introduce in Congress a bill to airrend
the Constitution of the United States 80 as
to limit all future occupants of the Presi
dential Chair to one term of office.
—On the Belle FouHtaine railroad, near
Indianapolis, a hand-car containing a party
of laborers was struck by an extra train.
Thomas O'Connell was instantly killed,
his wife had her back broken ami Mike j
Murphy had his skull crushed.
—Ex-Governor Vance, of North Caro- |
luia. Senator elect fiotu that State to the
United States Senate, authorizes the state- j
ment that he is only waiting to get a vote
on the petition for the removal of his dis.- !
bilities. If this be unfavorable, he will re- i
sign and leave the Legislature now in m ■-
sion at Raleigh free to elect another Senator j
to the seat.
►_f Pnae A- Co. ore still selling licit Anthrn- |
cite Coal at from *6.75 to 48 per ton ; Clover Hill
from 13.M1 to *.').. TO per load. Wood at 1 >west
prices for cash. -Nineteenth and Cars- or T.'S
Grace street.
KgrJonrcii'.-i Inodorous Kid Glove t leaner
By .t - aid gloves can !>c quickly and repeatedly :
cle mcd and made eijieil lo new; even when bad. ,
Iy foiled lliey can be readily restored. It is easy '
of application and is perferfeotly free from any j
dor. Tor sale by drug-gists and f-iticy (,-oods j
dealers. Price, a cents a bottle.
B_" Thuraion's, Ivory Pearl Tooth Powder-. !
Is strongly recommended as the beet dcntrilrice j
j known. It cleanses and preserves tha ii-eth
hardens tlicgiuns, sweetens the I'l-cuil;; and, con
taming no acid or gritty BU—S—UIoa, is perfectly
harmless, and can be used dally with gr.-:.. ..d
vantage. Sold by all druggist*. Price, .j and
t> per bottle.
INSURANCE.
Tarsi rami.: iwkami;: i-\mh v\c_'
PETERSRI'Rf, SAVINGS AND INSI'RANCB
COMPANY,
"JF .'-.: BBSBCRO, VIBUIKU.
D'ARCY PAUL President.
SAM'L B. PAUL Secretary.
ASSETS OVER «400,000
KIRE-MEN'S FUND INSURANOE COMPANY
Or BAN r__MtW9, Cat..
Capital (gold) ».voo,ooo
Surplus (gold; atw.ilST
Total asset, (gold) »T»»,a_T
FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS In Virginia
Registered anil United states Honda deposit,d
with tin- Treasurer of Virginia for security of
Virginin policy-holders.
v- ie I ork Board of Beference —David flows, Geo.
Opdyke, A. A. Low, H. B. Olaflln, W. T. Cole
man, .Mm Wiiiflov/, .lamv. Lees.
FIRE AND MARINE RISKS TAKEN AT THE
LOWEST CURRENT RATES.
Tlie undersigned, representatives of the above
Rret-Clasß liberal and prompt paying companies,
respectfully solicit the patronage of those desi
ring insurance.
THOS. M. ALFRIE.VII _:.SON,
Life, Fire and Marine Insurance Areata.
■.c ":i—<l.s,sv.siwsni Office No. 3til' Main st.
SPECIAL NOTICE.
Tl) ALL PERSONS WISHING FIXE INSU
KAM'K-THli RICHMOND HANKING AND
INSURANCE COMPANY ofl'er inducements un
surpassed by any safe company, lo insure against
loss hy lire of all kinds of property.
They ask of tlieir friends and the public to (iv*
them a call before insuring elsewhere.
Consult your own interest anil insure with us
T. 11. STARKE, tieneral Agent.
.T. D. Das-is, President.
Jems V. C. Pott., Secretary. oc 26—-diwly
/"IITIZEK- 1 INSURANCE COMPANY I
(Incorporats-d April,
\o, 15G ilriui.Htai. Sew York.
Cash Capita) 9300,000 00
-surplus 411,416 94
Assets, Oct. 1,1871 711,416 94
Insures Ritildings, Furniture, Merchandise and
Farm Property _f___r| loss or damage by fire.
This cempany will not lose more than Twenty
lire Thousand Dollars by the Chicago tire
JAMES M. McLEAN, Pres't
I—.WAR- A. WA!.v>sj, See'y.
K. T. BROOKE, A.'B.xt,
loc 16—tf No. lull Main street, Richmond, Va
j IjMWPIRE M-T-AL LIFE IN* -I! ANCE
COMPANY,
NO. 139 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
I G. HILTON SORIBNER, President.
SIDNEY W. OKOFUT, Secretary.
This company is purely mutnal. All policies
Incontestable for usual causes. No restrictions
upon travel or residence.
POLICIES ABSOLUTELY NON-FORFETTA
BLE.
All jvollcies absolutely incontestable after two
annual premiums.
Good, reliable, and efficient AGENTS ar»
wanted for every section of the State. A profit
able position is open to nil those who can furnish
satisfactory references an J are willing to work.
Apply at tun hranch ollice of the Company,
NO. 91? MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, VA.
O. A. LOWBER, Manager.
Medical Examiner, Da. A. S. McRAE.
an 12—tf
TJOYAL FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY,
OF LIVERPOOL AND LONDON.
Capital, $10,000,000, Gold.
Deposited with Treasurer of Virginia, »30,1XK)
in I'nited States bonds.
Shareholders personally liable for ihs> oblige
i Uotis of the company.
Being appointed agents of Ihe above staunch
i old company, we solicit the patronage of the
j public upon its unquestionable securit}-, prompt
and liberal settlement of all claims, and heavy
! income.
j Merchandise, buildings, and personal property
insured on the roost liberal terms.
Losses paid as soon aa adjusted without dis
count.
JOHN H. CLAIBORNE - CO.,
no 7—lm Agents, No. tins Main street.
_THEGERM OF LIFE.
A GENTS, NOTICE I
VALENTINE'S
| PREPARATION OF MEAT JUICBI
i Under Letters-Patent grunted to MannS. Yaleu
tine, of £licitmond, Va., by The Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, lhe Channel
[stands, and Uie Isle of Man, France, Bel
glum, tint the United States of America, for
| his
PREPARATION OF MEAT JUICE.
which he terms
! THE GERM OF LI I I',;
Or, NUTRITIVE PRINOTPLE!
j I shall, as Mr. Valentine's agent, take charge
lof and give my exclusive attention to the
production of THE PREPARATION OF
MEAT JUICE. With present and increas
ing ft, lliiies, I shall be enabled to supply the
mule here and elsewhere in quantity, and on
satisfactory terms.
Wholesale orders directed lo me will receive
prompt attention. At retail the MEAT JUICE
may be ob'ainedasf all the principal druggists.
IRA W. BLUNT, Aobbt
VALENTINE'S GERM OF LIFE,
No. 4, South Tenth st., between Main and Cary,
Richmoi.d, Virginia.
no 2—dts
COMMISSION MERCHANT.
AL. MASCRIER,
• or Ricßxo.in, Va.,
j COMMISSION DEALER IN 4 SHIPPER OF
ALL KINDS OP
COUNTRY PRODUCE.
SOUTHERN PRODUCE A SPECIALTY.
No -.10 Fi'i-rus Street Pibb,
West Wasbimuton Marks, i ,
Nbw Yobs.
Shipping orders carefully put up. Consign
{meats solicited. Returns promptly made,
no 7—wtf
__JIiLWNGBBANK
|) EMOVAL TO NEW BANKING ROOMS,
NO. 10 NORTH TENTH STREET.
Between Main and Bank Streets.
! NATIONAL FREEDMEN'S SAYINGS AN»
TRUST COMPANY.
j CHARTERED BY CONGRESS, MARCH, 1808.
DEPOSITS received and PAYMENTS made
i daily (excepting holidays) from 9 A. M. to 4 F.
' M.,and on Saturday Evenings fromß to 8 o'clock
INTEREST at the rate of six per cent per an
num declare,! and compounded in March, July and
November, on all sums of FIVE (.1) DOLLARS
and upwards.
Deposits received of FIVE CENTS and ap
wards. CHARLES SPENCER,
feb I—tl Cashier

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