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T» Il IIMO*II AGENCY FOR THE SALE, PURCHASE, AND EXCHANGE OF REAL ESTATE. The undersigned has ojiened an ofllce at 912K Main street, (State Jocrkal 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 bands for sale or exchange, to furnish -Aim, if possible, with a plat of tho same, a- also a description of soil, advantages, &c. Citizens of the Northern States, who desire to emigrate to a milder climate, such as Virginia, where so many advantages of a pecuniary na ture, added to that of health, nre presented to capitalists, will find It to their interest to com municate with him, as all letters asking Informa tion respecting apy particular farm or locality, with a view of purchasing, will reoeive a prompt and faithful report. JAS. T. SUTTON, Late U. S. Pension Agent, Richmond, Ya N. 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As an advertising medium li bus nosuperior in the South, having a large circulation amongst the most substantial farmers and business men Insurance companies, bankers, machinists, ferti lizing companies, nurserymen, seedmen, com mission merchants, Ac , who wish to reach the best class of people in the country, will find it to their interest to advertise in this journal. It will be mailed to subscribers on the first day of each month at 02 per annum in advance. Specimen copies will be sent on npptica lon. AH business cuiiiuiiiiiicnti.nl* to be addressed JOHN XV. RISON, Editor and Proprietor. Office No. 8 Columbian Block, corner of Thir iseoth and Oarv streets de 6—tf " _ t — : ■ ______ - ®he Hatto State Siiiiit' __ i RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 8, 18717 VOlT IT* NO. 37. VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. House of Dclevnles. House met at 12 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Woelbridge, of the Episcopal church. The journal of yesterday was read by the clerk. The Chair announced the following STANDINII COM MITTEIiS. Immigration —Parks, Lovenstein, Rorger, Fulkerson, Rooker, Klliott, Allen, RoTer, Lewis, Van Auken, and Jorgcnson. Courts of Justice —Rrooke, Coghiil, Dooley, Strothcr, Clopton, Roriand, Robertson, Rooker, Gray, O'Ferrall, and Neale. I'rivilegi and Kleclions —Cummings, Thompson, Rowen, Riddlesbargcr, Har desty, Walke, Radford, Grilfith, Talia ferro, Scruggs, Rristow, Evans, and P. K. Jones. Schools and Colleges —Hill, Poague, Gilman, Watts, Gardner, Roler, l'nlker son, Neale, Scruggs, Fitzgerald, Jorgenson, Douglas, and Rufus S. Jones. C/tesapeake and Us Tributaries —.Vail, Keyser, Rristow, James, Warner T. Jones, Ragwell, Kelly, Donald. McMullcn, Went worth, and Young. Finance —Daniel, Cummings, Matthews, Thomas, Sutherlin, Ragwell, Donald, Graves, Renton, Snidow, Douglas, and Southall. Prepositions and Grievances —Watts, Lawson, Robertson, Swami, Anderson, Graham, Paul Lightner, Kincheloc, Dalton, Koble, Young and Page. Roads and Internal Xavigution —Walker, Wall, Hill, Deneale, J. Thompson Brown, Wharton, Kelly, Parks, Head, Campbell, Powell aud Christian and Raipsdel. Claims —Strothcr, Smith, Cotterell, Wil liams, Rryant, Smoot, Allen, Gresham, Reaton, Lassiter, Delaney and Matthews. Militia and /Vic.—Elliott, Radford, Warner T. Jones, Dooley, O'Ferrall, Clopton, Rowen, Southiill, Wentworth, Cox and Nickens. Asylums and I'risnns —Lawson, Keyser, I_ewis, Walker, J. Thompson Brown, A. B. Lightner, Duller, Rishop, Stephens, Van Auken, Norton and Coleman. Hcsoliitions —Thomas. Rrooke, Clopton Walker. Gray, Hardesty, Suttle, Taliaferro' Irvine, St. John, Patterson and Ramsdel.' Enrolled Hills — Lovenstein, Early, Gresham, Roler, Griffith, Kincheloe, Mil ler, Munsey, Noble and Douglas. House F..epenses —Warner T. Jones, Poague, Watson, Thomas and Snidow. Labor and I'oor —Thompson, James, Sristow, Sangster, Munsey, Fletcher, Ir vine, Allen, Rogers, Noble, Jno. G. Drown and Norton. Public Pro/ierty —Rurkholder, Rowen, Bernard, Williams, Payne, Miller Jack ,'arter, Minor, Sangster," James S. Gilliam, iVcntworth, Patterson and Freeman. lianks, Currency and Commerce —Rooker, Vowlin, Lovenstein, Rerger,Swanii, Smith, Smoot, McMullen, James, Pcarce, Perkins, Stovall and Young. Agriculture and Mining —Sutherlin, Wat on, Campbell, Bishop, Fletcher, Stephens, Bernard, RatlitF, A. li. Lightner, Graham, Ino. G. Drown, Peter J. Carter, and Dun- Manufactures and Mechanics Ai is— -fritz, Head, Burkholder, Fitzgerald, Rerger, Ratlilf, Dalton, Minor, Russell, Kamsdel, Blamilton. unties, Cities, and Towns —Coghiil, s, Tidball, Elliott, Early, Christian, tiraves, Anderson, Jack Carter, Suttle, Russell, Evans, and Turpin. Mr Kelly asked to suspend the rules to ake up a bill to amend the act relating to »ay and milage of members. House re used to suspend the rules, and the bill ;oes to the proper committee. This looks as if the members were dis posed to be satisfied with present arrange ments. Mr. _ '.vans, of Petersburg, offered the following, which was laid upon the table: Wiibbba t, Il is an undeniable f.lct that Ood is no rssiiecter of persons, but in every nation, ho that feareth Him and wor_eth righ'teousne-?. i-< accepted with Him : therefore, be it Resolved. That the ministers of llie.sevcral churches In the city of Richmond, without re ard 10color, be alternately invited to open the louse with prayer. The House seems impressed with the idea that a black man's prayers are less ef ficacious than those of the white. If we are to have as corrupt a body (and we have |no idea we will) as the last, we think the ■ prayers of all the races, necessary to save the concern from eternal damnation. On motion of Mr. Kelly, the resolution of yesterday was so amended as to include the return of the acts of Assembly fur nished the members, as well as the Code. BILLS, AC., INTRODUCED. Mr. (PFerrall offered the following : ! Besohed, By tho dcneral Assembly, that the , Treasurer be and hereby instructed to suspend I the further funding of the outstanding debt of ' Ihe State until otherwise ordered. By Mr. Burkholder—A bill to amend j and reenact section I) of chapter 87 of the code of 18(10, as amended by act of April, j 1807, entitled an act to amend certain see- I tions of chapter 87 of the code of jjP-0, i and in relation to the inspection of tobacco. By Mr. Daniel—The petition of nume | rous citizens of Essex county, protesting j against the admission to membership of ; Watson R. Wentworth, delegate elect irom that county. They charge that he is a non j resident ot that county, and is besides the j collector of customs, a Federal appoiut j uient. The latter objection will not hold j good, as of persons similarly situated are ; members of both bnuiclies of the Legisla- By Mr. Southall—Rill to amend section ,10 chapter ..OS of the code of 1800, so as ito provide payment in the county where I cases are tried, of persons summoned from i a distance. At a quarter to 1 o'clock the House ad- A few more six dollars easily made. Senate. * Richmond, December 6. The Lieutenant-Governor in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Preston. The rule of tho Senate requiring the ournal to be read daily, was, ou motion of Mr. Nowlin, suspended. HILLS INTRODUCED AND REFERRED. By Mr. Greene—To establish a State re brin school. By Mr. Wynne—To increase the capital stock of the railroad company. By same—to expedite the execution of the will of Wm. liarrett, deceased. Ry Mr. Holladay—To provide for the appointment of a superintendent of regis tration and elections in the city of Rich mond. By Mr. Fitzpatrick—To incorporate the Norwood Mining and Petroleum company. RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED. Ry Mr. Greene—Providing for the selec tion of a site for a State Reform school, and the erection of suitable buildings thereon. , i viding for tho raising of a joint conunittr,. jto inquire into and report whether any, ami lif auy what, relief, consistent with justice mill sound policy, can be afforded to the people of this State against the collect ion and payment of mile helium debts. Lies j over. .| By Mr. Johnson—Requesting llie Secrc liivy ot the Commonwealth to furnish each - member of (lie Senate with a copy of the Code of Virginia, to be returned at the end of tho session. Amended to include acts of Assembly, and passed. Ry Mr. Roller—Joint resolution propos ' ing an amendment to tho Constitution in I'■ relation to usury, and providing for the Hiiliiiii.sfTon of the proposition to the quali -1 ; lied voters. Lies over. | l!y Mr. Anderson, of Rockbridge— Pre ' , tiding for the amending of the 10th rule, so that the Committee on Public Instructions shall consist of not less than live nor more i than eleven members, Agreed to. Ry Mr. Thomas—lnstructing the Coin ; mittee for ('units of Justice to inquire into the expediency of amending the 2d section of chapter 171 of the code of Virginia. I Adopted. Ry Mr. Nowlin—lnstructing the Com mittee for Courts of Justice to inquire into the expediency of amending "an act to amend ami reenact section 1, 4, 5 C, 8, 10, ; 11,12, U_p», 2* and ßßof chapter 1 ._!, of code of 1860, and to repeal section 3 and 9 of said chapter as to juries generally." Adopted. My Mr. Taylor, of Loudoun—lnstruct- I ing tho Committee for courts of Justice to inquire what amendments are necessary to !be made in laws now iv force, in relation to the ofJenee of rape or attempted rape. ! Adopted. IRy Mr. Kirkpatrick—lnstructing the : Committee for Courts of Justice to inquire into the expedience of so altering the oil) ; section of chapter 181! of code, as to make ! the lien of a judgment or decree in real j estate as against a purchaser thereof for j valuable consideration without notice, date > from the time the same is docketed in I the county or corporation wherein said real estate is situate. Adopted. j BILL. REPORTEDFROU COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE. !To amend and reenact an act approved March 21, '71, in relation to rule days for county and corporation court*, and nVflar ing when office judgments shall be fiuaj. To amend and relnact t,u act passed Fib. - 12, 18(10, in relation to horse stealing. The Trial of Mrs. X\ liarton. Annapolis, Ml., Do-. 7.—ln the Whar j ton trial the court met at 10 o'clock. The I crowd was greater than on any previous j day, with the number of ladies" largely mi i creased. Several distinguished olhcers j both of the army and navy were present I within the bar. Here and there among the ; spectators were seen faces of gentlemen ! well known for their zeal in the pulpit, iAn artist of a popular New York illus | tratcd paper was sketching the scene from I a corner of the room. Mrs. Ilutton was called to the witness stand when Mr. Pencil, State's attorney, said the prosecution now proposed to renew a ques tion which had been objected to and with drawn yesterday, and asked the witness to detail the circumstances connected with the making of a milk punch at Mrs. Whin ton's house, of which Van Noes partook, and in which a sediment was found which proved to be tartar emetic. He admonished the witness not to answer until the court had decided whether or not to admit Ihe an i swer. The defense objected, and asked if the : State proposed to show that Mrs. Whar i ton made the punch, or her connection j with it. The State proposed to show that she was • present when the punch was made, and i otherwise connect her with it. The defense Stated that Mrs. Wharton i was now on trial for poisoning General ! Ketchum. The question might properly j come up on tlie trial for attempting to poison I Van Ness. The admissability of the question was argued by the counsel on both sides at great length, when the court said it had been shown by the witness, Mrs. Ilutton, that on Wednesday Mrs. Wharton adminis ; tered a dose of medicine or mixture to j General Ketchum ; that certain symptoms : »oon followed, and Ketchum died shortly ] thereafter. Mr.r. Chubb had proved that ': he had purchased tartar emetic for Mrs. ; Wharton on Monday, and the court was i clearly of the opinion that it was proper to show that tartar emetic was in the house under command or in control of Mrs. Wharton. ! Governor l,c*lie*s Message i_ the Kentucky Legislature. Isouisvillr, Dec. o.—Governor Leslie in ! his message to the Legislature, is very ] severe on the lawless. Jle says ihe mob law is no remedy fur anything. If a mob inflicts death on any one all who counter nance the act are guilty of murder, lie re commends additional legislation which will mure certainly reach unlawful organizations j and evil disposed persons, and for impos ing more strength and severity of penalties lon public olficials for failure" or neglect to ! enforce criminal laws. He says: "1 am i profoundedly impressed with the urgent necessity of something being done to eftec tually check and break up disorders. The unwarranted interference of the federal au thorities in local aifairs has provoked and i aggravated much of the lawlessness exist | ing." lie recommends the passing of an ; act admitting negroes as witnesses m courts on the same footing as other citizens. Al so an act admitting parties to an action and all interested in an issue of competent witnesses. He recommends that revenue collected from colored people after paying '. the expenses of collection be set apart ex | clusively Cm tiie education of colored chil. ! dren. OoBURN Claiming the Stakes.— ('oburn claims the tight with Mace on the grounds that the referee had no right, ac ; cording to the rules of the prize ring, to declare the battle a draw and the outside bets off. lie claims that Mace was beaten, '' as he was so weak that he would not leave : his corner. When the referee called on them to advance and toe the scratch, Co i burn every time promptly advanced, while Mace always came up reluctantly and then ran back as quick as his legs would carry him. Coburn sa}'S Mace seemed to fall iii . | love with his corner, as he fondly kept j hugging it throughout the light. Joe has telegraphed to an old friend that ha has challenged Mace to tight him again for #.">, --000 or 810,000 a side, or ho is wiljing to fight him for the monevalready up.--.V. >'. Sun. -_•_. j —The Secretary of the Treasury ha.; itisued I a notice that on and after the 7tti of March, j 1872, the principal and accrued interest on 5-20's, coupon nnd registered, known as I the second series, act of February 2oth, jlB .2, will be paid with treasury deposits. I The amount of bonds is twenty millions. I .OCAL MATTERS. tl if c The Ciiesai-eaice and Ohio Rail a [ ROAD MEETING.—The stockholders of I , the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad com- I pany reassembled at the Exchange Hotel j _, | at li o'clock last evening. |, The committee appointed on the prcsi- j c i dent's report, through their chairman, Mr. j 1 , Stuart, announced that they had with care ! _ j examined the report and" accompanying documents, and begged to submit tne fol- : . lowing resolution which was unanimously \ , i adopted: , Jtesolred, Thai the (toekholders of the Chew ' , peake mid Ohio Railroad company do approve ! - i and ado|ii 11.-, rcjiorl of the president nnd direc- j j ioi> of Mid company, and hereby heurtily ex . press their iiiipruli.-nlon of the energetic and judi cious course puraued by ilicin in tho entire man- j ) agemenlol ihe affairs ol ihe said company. * Genera] Wickam oliered the following, ; I ' which was adopted unai.imously. Resolved, That llie stockholders of thet'hesa > peake and Ohio Railroad company, in (mural ' ' meeting assembled de hepeby accept the provi sions of the act of the general Assembly of vir- i 1 gima, passed on ihe imii day of March, 1871, en , titled "an act for tne extension and completion' of the Unman-alee nnd Ohio railroad." . j Maj. H. M. Bell offered the following: , I Resbtved, That the board of directors be an- i I thorismd and instructed to ascertain and pay a ' suitable salary to the president ol this company. ■ ; Adopted unanimously. | I Kl.inHON OK OIFICEHS. Colonel lialdwin moved that the entire 1 present directory of the company be re- < elected. There being no opposition, the chair put . , the question, which was unanimously ' adopted. The following are the names of the di- i ! rectors: Messrs. C. P. Huntington, A. A J j Low, VV. 11. Aspinwall.of New York; I Pliny Fisk, of Pennsylvania; David Stew ; art, Jonas B, Clark, U' m . [}. Hatch, of ! ' New York ; I[. C. Parsons, of West Vir- 1 gmia; John Echols, Wins. C. Wickham j . and Joseph R. Anderson, of A'irginia. Mr. John Page moved a vote of thanks j be tendered the chairman of the meeting ' ; Un- the efficient manner in which be has presided over its deliberations. Carried. On motion, the meeting then adjourned. : The annual report of the President and j ' j the accompanying documents, read on the i of llie stockholders at noon I nbbvf the condition of the affairs I 1 toad to he gratifying to all the friends ■ _ ol : lis -rent artery of commerce. The t bortrts of ilu- company, which were origin- < ally phu'cd upon the market at 00 cents, ' have gradually appreciated till they, now command 04 cents on the dollar, "with a _ still advancing tendency. The work on the line has made gratifying progress during i.. the past year. The road is completed from the mouth of New river to the city of l Huntington, on the Ohio river. That portion of the line between the mouth of the New river and White Sul- * phur Springs (102 miles), which will com- J plete the line from the city of Richmond to ! i the Ohio river, is all under contract, and ! ! the grading and masonry on eleven miles : 1 of it is completed and the balance of the work Is progressing so favorably, as to leave no doubt that the whole of ft will be „ completed, and that the cars will be run- I i Ding daily over the entire line from Rich- i mond to the city of Huntington before the t close of the present liscal year. The re port of tho Chief Engineer gives full partic ulars in relation to the work at (Ireat Rend tunnel, and all the other diflicult work on this portion of the line, and also in relation t to the work east of White Sulphur Springs at the Lewis tunnel, Lick Run, and Jerry's Rim, all which will bo completed before i | the Ist of October, 1872. When this work i i | is completed, all temporary tracks will bo I i abandoned. The report further says : Tlie surveys which hove been made during the t past year establish the fact that connections may i tie nuidc al either of several points on the Chesa peake Day, having good harbors iftid abundant I depth of watar, nnd easily accessible from the 1 ocean :it all seasons of the year, at moderate cost. This subject will command tho early at- J tentlon of yonr President and Directors. You are aware that the present terminus of J our road in the city of Richmond is at a conside rable distance from its docks, and that conse- * qnently a charge for cartage and extra handling « accrues there on all freight destined for transship- c IIICIII. It Is presumed that llie citizens of Richmond arc tangible of Hie importance of having ihis re- 1 stric-ioa upon its commerce speedily removed, _ and thai they will at an early day propose 10 this company such rights of way and other facilities I for ex I end ing its track to the water-line, as will be mutually bcnellcint and acceptable. 1 i Phk Carroll Case— Card of Geo. ( D. Wise, Esq. —We give space with plea- i I sure to the annexed card of (leo. 1). Wise, t I Bsq,, Commonwealth's attorney of this _ j city, who very clearly defines his duty in ! \ relation to cases of felony, showing, not i ] j only the right, but the duly of the Com- j • monwealth's officer, when such cases are brought to his attention. I The question of ('arroll's trial alter bo- t ing once discharged, having created cousid- I < ' erable discussion among certain parties, vve : s wrote the article of yesterday in order to | r bring out the facts and settle the question |of jurisdiction J this, too, without any in-i i tention of doing injustice to any one : .:/.-. AVi.'n — The Joi'rn.u of vi _i< rday con- „ tains n pauigraph to watch, for ihe sake of'truth, I turn the liberty of a brief reply. lam sure you ' would not have published llie iiiisrcpreteuliiiions J il cmuiins if you had been informed of the facts, l Police Justice White had no poicer nailer any act of tin Virginia Legislature to dischariic. Thomas Carroll. The recent act to which you a'llndo gives _ i the Police Justice the right lo dispose of cases of i ui'i. larceny and common assault and battery, j Casus of felony and all uiher cases of misdemean or, eicepi Uioso specified above, can only be ilis ■ posed ol in Ihe Hustings Court. j The Code of Virginia defines what shall be ' treated its lelmiies, "such oHenees as are punish- ! 1 able when commuted, wiih death or confinement •la the penitentiary." (l_uote ihe very words ol I tlie law). "For malicious shooting, a party coil . I vicled, is punishable by confinement in tlicpeni- . - | tciitiiiy, nol less! than one, nor more than ten ' . , years; for unlawful shooting, he is punishable j , ; liy cuuiliicmeiii iv ilu- penitentiary, not less than , 1 one, nor more Ihan live years, or at the discre- ! i tion of a Jury (not a.judge, certainly not a magis- i ■ Irate) in fall not exceeding twelve months." The law expressly provides for the punishment, by ' cuiiliiieiiient iv the penitentiary, and there is no i tribunal uihcr than the jury, wiih which is vested j tlie discretion to make it less. I feel sure the people of lids Commonvvetillh i ' will not easily surrender the right of trial hy I - jury, especially Ui cases of felony. The code of | j . Virginia expressly forbids that felonies shall be compromised; and as an ottlcer 1 have s.yorn to j ' - obey ami follow the lav.', and 1 wish it lii.-linctly I , ilia, so long a- llie gotKl people of | • . 1 KiciiuiOiiil shall honor me with their conlldeuce | and suppori, 1 shall pursue the hue of my duty [ ' I i in obedience to my oath without regard lo what ' - j ihe idle or the uninformed may think or say. , | lint I did not propose us discuss my duly: t ' , feel lhat you could noi have said, as you have, I 1 | that it was lor the take of the paltry tee, if you ■ / I had known, thai both Carroll and his honurable j I counsel have thanked me tor giving him (a poor ( man) every dollar of my fee. I made him a j L i present ot i\ voluntarily, twenty-four hours be- I 5 i fore you wrote your paragraph, and so did tho I clerk of the court, and ihus enabled him lo _*- j i ape i oiitiiiemetir ; and iv ibis connection 1 may , i add ; that 1 have never in my. ollice, claimed any i fee from a prisoner aa coaUJaa 1 had a right to I .to, and so far llie profits of my otilce have lii-eit tar less than they would have been otherwise. a so. b wist. 1 Internal Ri:yi:mt:, -The collections j ,| of internal revenue in the third district of i i ! Virginia during the month of November ! % ! were upon the following articles : Tobacco, i , $101,088.76 ; Spirits, $249.73 ; Beer, $22-1. --. So ; Miscellaneous, *4,11,1.73. Total, iltSii. . 582.00. —Tho weather it. warm ami pMMtri tO —Mathew JL Cullen, a son ot the lat< Prof. Cullen of this city, has been olette. police judge in St. Louis. —Mr. •!. Henry Woisiger, formerly oi this city, died in Memphis a lew days ago, suddenly. I lit* remain*, will he brought til this city for interment. —An illustrated literary paper, will, il is said, be .started in Richmond about tlei Ist of January ; and the Sunday Tdei/ram IS about to be revived. —Col. Thos. J. Randolph, ol Albemarle, was robbed of a considerable sum of mo ney, taken from his pocket in bis room at the Mallard House, on Wednesday night. —Ihe quantity of water pumped into I_e city reservoir during the mouth of Novem ber, was 78,000,000 gallons ; daily a.er ge, 2,.00,000 ; largest quantity 'in one day, Monday, 20th, 2,700,000. -The following shows the business i>l lie letter-carriers for the month of Novem. >cr : Mail letters delivered, 0,312 ; news lapcrs delivered, 20,374 ; mail letters col ected from the street boxes, W.iifU ; news papers collected, 0,138. —Wm. A. Parsons, sheriff |of Hooch land county, was arrested and brought to his city yesterday on an attachment is. tieo >v Judge Guigon of the Hustings court, for alleged contempt in failing to return a pro cess in the case of Isbon C, Benedict and Wm. C. Johnson. _. . _ —» —______ UEK3IAN Opera.—We have never seen an audience more delighted with and enthused by an operatic performance than was the brilliant assemblage that lasl. night graced the dress C'rcle and orchestra of our theatre. The opera produced was i'lotos's "Stradella," than which there is none more beautiful in the operatic repertoire. The plot is founded upon a romantic incident in the life of the great composer and tenor, whose name it bears, and throughout it is >crvaded by the very zone of musical icaiity. .Madame Romer made her second op leamnce as Leonora, the heroine, and sang with sweetness, and acted with naivete. Carl l.eniinard appeared also for the se ond time before our public in the title role Stradella," in a part always sung by tho enw rol/usto, and its superb music gives he linest tenors of that class ample Held or the display of their best powers. Mario achieved great success in the part, nd his execution of the prayer was alone woith twenty prices of admission. Beauuard rendered " Stradella" lasl ight acceptably. His singing of the prayer vas only a partial success, as in the high otes he failed. It takes the best of heavy euors to sing them purely. However, this gentleman has a voice which possess-* iotnc lovely notes, and on every occasion ie illustrates his Careful artistic training, nd thorough culture. Carl Formes and Ilabelmatiu as the two I landitts, were the great successes of the ight. flic audience testified their apprec iation of their superb acting by enthusi tstic and continued applause. Carl Formes las long had great celebrity in Ihe part of mndit in "Stradella." It is ono of the rst that gave him great prominence on the peratic stage. He is an actor of truly wonderful power and versatility. Hubel mann's rendition last night, was the best cting we have ever seen from him. He lircw himself into the part with complete bandon and ardor, and his performance ras perfect. The character gives him >ut little opportunity to discover the yric beauty of his voice. 'Many Itisi ight deplored this, as it was evident from a few notes that he was iv line voice. We can not fail to compliment in high erms the trio in the last act between Wein ich, Habelmaim and Formes, lt was a nost artistic musical performance. .."<■ lave, in a long operatic experience, never een it so well done. And it will doubt ess be a long time before the people of tichmond will have a chance to see three uch consummate artists as those named hove in a scene exclusively their own, and haracterized by such great artistic power. To-night, "Der Freyschutz." is given, with the German Society of this city in the horus. It will doubtless be a magnificent lerformance. A Political Oi/trage.—Cant. Wil iam A. Parsons, Republican sheriff of iooehland county, was ou yesterday ar ested upon an attachment from the Hus mgs Court of this city for neglecting to erve a civil process. Captain Parsons vas brought to this city by deputy sergeant j lolziuger, and Incarcerated in the city We presume, this is the first time that ny sheriff has ever been forced into jail in his State on such frivolous pretext, and no no but an idiot can doubt that Capt. Par ous owes this treatment to his political rinciplcs. The maximum punishment that can be ntlictcd upon this officer is a tine of 820. lt is alleged that certain civil process is ued from the Hustings Court of this city as sent by mail, to Goochland, while Mr. 'arsons denies ever having received thcin. fe can imagine no reason why an oliiccr would fail to serve a process when his fees re obtained in this way. There is some liing more iv this caso than its face mdi Mr. Parsons had a h.aring this ■one ig in tho Hustings court, and was lined lio. Chancery Coubt ok Richmond.— 'ut/ge Fitzhngh—Thursday, December 7.— "he following cases were disposed of: Cox and others vs. Mayo, &c, Order declaring that the proceedings against the uiknown parties is regular, and refusing to equire plaintiffs to amend the bill. Cannon . Courtney and Steger, counsel. Carter, trustee, vs. Seldon and others, leeree confirming report of commissioner on the investment of the fund, and also hat on the settlement of tho trustee's ac counts, and authorizing the trustee to sell the State bonds on hand and make other in vestments of the proceeds of sale. John ston & Williams, counsel. Eubank and others vs. Pulliam and others. Decree directing resale of the pro lerty purchased by Early Corbin, he hav ng failed to comply with the terms of sale. Dooley and Clopton, counsel. King, &.Q., vs. King and others. Decree confirming report of commissioner and ixing allowance for support and mainten- Rnce of defendant King and his family. fo.vard and Evans, counsel. Court or Appeals.—After the con clusion of the attorney general's ligament in the Sands' case, yesterday, Mr. Young spoke, and will conclude the argument to day, when the court will take charge of tha E:aso, and iv due time will render a decision n it as well as the Chahoon ease. The court will adjourn this session on ■ Saturday, the loth instant, and not muet ! again until the sth of January. 1 Henry Morgan, charged with unlawfully c and feloniously breaking and entering the 1 house of Joel L'layion. Discharged, the accuiad not iiientified. t Geo. Henderson, charged with stealing a i lot of staves. Found guilty and sent to t ' jail for five days. lienj. Miles, charged with being an cs- I ■ caped convict from the Virginia penitentia- I ! ry. Discharged, not being identified, i If. B. Half, charged with being drunk ■ and trespassing upon the premises of Thos. , I'ilgato, and using indecent language to the • i wife of Filgate. Fined *2 for getting drunk. Joseph EJqui arid Julia. Thomas, charged : | with unlawfully cohabiting together. Dis i charged, no evidence to sustain the accusa- Keduction in Prlce ot Olothinu. I —We ''efer our readers to the advertise , want of Devlin. As will be seen, he hag ■ reduced the price of clothing for the rest :of tho season ; and those of our friends who have not yet purchased their winter I supply will do well to give Mr. D. a call ! and take advantage of the reduction. The ; stock is still large, all manufactured for ; this year's sales, and embracer dres* and ! business suits, overcoats, underwear, and ' furnishing goods generally. The location tis 1007, Main street. Gaptain Hen Scott.—lVe are sorry . to (md that the new friends of this dis- I tinguished soldier and patriot continue to j allow him to languish in the city jail, in I default of security in the sum of $2,5(1.1, | required by l_ S. Commissioner Pleasants, j for passing a Conservative ten dollar note jon last election day. We are informed j that Hen's opinion of the matter is some i thing like this : lion'i pass l.'onserrati.e. coiinlerhtits, l.ir Pleasant*, he is nigh, and he will send you down 10 Hie city jail To |iine away and die. Since writing the above, we are pleased ■to announce that Captain Ben Scott has ! been released from jail, the following j uamed gentlemen having become surety ', lor him, as follows: Dan Wren, W. F. j Knox, and George D. Wise, each $250: Dr. Theo. P. Mayo and James 0. Smith, j $;iIK) each, and Charles M. Wallace in the I sum of *7ud; making the aggregate amount .of the bond, $2,500. We hope Mr. Scott j will behave himself, be more careful in taking Conservative money, and stay here | until his trial takes place, by which his j friends will be saved considerable expense. Henrico County Court— Judae, E. I ''. Minor, Presiding. —Jacob and Joseph I Ilaverstraw were found guilty of an unlaw- I ful assault and sentenced to" a fine of $5 Susan and Sarah White, indicted for .' petit larceny, were found guilty and sen ' fenced to thirty days' imprisonment iv A Fink Mark for 'Sale.—The fine : thorough bred mare, advertised in our col t umns for sale, will be Jsold to-morrow ! morning at auction, by & B. Cook, auc tioneer. Tho opportunity of securing a , magnificent young thorough bred marc is I now ottered those in want of such an ani | Vacancy Filled.—At the meeting of ; the trustees of Richmond Normal school, jT. P. Jackson, Esq., was unanimously elected a member of the board to fill a va cancy caused liy the resignation of Sir. J. 18. Crenshaw. Mr. Jackson's /.eal and i etliciency in all matters pertaining to edu ; cation are well known, and we have no \ other thought than that he will make a most ; excellent and efficient member of the List of Unmailable Letters Re- MAININfI IJJ THE RICHMOND POST erWCB, I »K<EMHI-R BTII, 1871.— W. H. j Jackson, Salem, Va. ; Miss M. Thacker, i Richmond ; Win. Brown, Richmond. ; Paynter and J. R. Dow to-dar put up fire ' alarm box No. ."?.;, at the Tredegar Iron A Difference.—Gerot, the polite pro : of the celebrated French restau • rant, No. (112 Main street, says "there is a decided difn-rence between latitude and IHf" Pane k Co. nre mill selling next AnOini rite Cotil tit from *3.7.'i to *S per ton ; CloveiTHiU | i from |MS to . ...10 per loud. Wood at lowest , prima for cash. Nineteenth aud Carj- or 708 j ! Grace street. V_rTliiiiiiiu.on , s Pomade Uptime, as a Ares*. I . iugfor the lluir. is nil thai is required; purely v.._vi:..'i '~. :md highly perliuned, it softens, itn provi. and beautilii-s the Hair, stroiigihciis the < t mots, and gives ilu rich glossy appearance.— let- sale hy nil druggists. Price, 3.5 and 73 c«.ut» j ojpjuiivfir. Inoilnrous Ki.l 4_love Cleaner • 11-. 11s aid gloves can tie quickly and repeatedly j cleaned and made equal to new ; even when bud- | 1..' -niled they can he readily restored. It is easy ! lof application and is perferfectly free from any 1 j dor. For sale hy druggieta and fancy (roods , I dealers. Price, 25 cents a bottle. W Thurston's Ivory Pearl Tooth Powders, i .i- strongly recommended as the best denlrifrice i j known. It cleanses aud preserves the teeth harden* the gums, sweetens the breath; and, con -1 mining no acid or gritty substance, is perfectly I harmless, and enn be nsed dally with great ad \antage. Sold by all druggists. Price'aft and ! FIN VM'IAL AND COMMERCIAL. Il All V STATB Jul'll.Al. Omul, j Ricumusd, Dec. s, 1871. J We quote llrst-class paper at 8 to 10 per cent, pet-annum. Richmond city bonds nr« held 'hi sn cents. Virginia State stocks dull. There is !au active it. viand lor first-class railroad secari- Rti limouil lirnin Market. COKH AXD Fj.ul'R EXCHANUI, I Ku X....51), Dec S, 1871. V __r_ri?ij?». W beat—While, IS2 bushels. Red. 31s do. I Coax—White, yul bushels. Yellow 7ti bush els. Mixed, 130 bushel". OUT* -MX bushels. Kti—lo bushels. IVIUIIII t bushels. WB-Ar—White, 72 bushels yery good at (l.mi . te bushels very good ou p. l. ;32 bushels com mon, at (1.40 ;12 bushels wry common, (1.23. Red, 128 bushels ai (1.00 for good, (1.40 for ] common, (1.011 for very common. Coax—White, 780 bushels at Mo for very 1 : good. Yellow, 70 bushels at He. for good, tilted, 1 130 bushels at 64c. I Oati—-Us bushels at soc. for prime, Mc for TTOSSK FI»R SALE. —A THOR. <f\__ 1> XX O I/O 1.11 KID MARE, very styhsb, AertX gcnUe. sod laud 111 harness or under ihe saddle -1 perfect], -ound and very fast. Sold for want ol . j are. Can b" w .1 at Sutherland's stables, Eighth 1, ie...Main, or address iiost-oOlceboi out ______ — 1 ■ ——— — (tivmnt. ftote gimfflitt. Mkial riper far the «•. er_«en». i——_____—■ i ii i— 11 -__-—-_--_...-"- . Rllis or ADVERTISm«. ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines, solid noopaiiel. SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or by contract, with regular patrons. _...l JU . MARRIED. November Aid, by the Rev. J. K. Oarlick, Mr PETERFIELD VEST lo Mis? CHRISTIAN C KRUMWIDE. On the 30th of November, in Manchester, by the Rev W. A. I uinpbell, Mr. WILLIAM !> CX AIG aud Miss MARY A. ROdEICS i^____mm__________m DIED. In this city, Dci.cinber 6, JOHN O TYLEE, aged four years. In Haltimore,December tlth, POWHATAN H , eon of Sallie HI. VT. null .Major 11. 1.. Poor, ngeti one year. Suidenly, of paralysis, at Woodruff's, Km* William county, on the .5 th iuslant, ROBERT P. MILL, aged about sixty-three years. SHIPPING. piOK NEW YORK. __ stffK THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSIur yo-W 3 ANY\S elegant Mde-wheel steamship AlAil MAKI.K. Capt. Smith, will Hail on FRIDAY, December sth, nt 12 o'clock M. Freight received mull 11 A. W. Through bills of lading signed, and k»r warded with dispatch to nil points—north, south, r?t and west. Close connections made with Cu rd line for foreign ports. Passenger accommodations uiiKurpaseed. Fan- #12(0 Steerage 1 Ou lound Trip Tickets 20 0" For freight or passage, apply to JOHN \V. WYATT, Agent, tic h— 2t No. 3 Governor street. ; riOR NEW YORK. fTMi The VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP and PACHOpr i COMPANY'S elegant steamship WILLIAM IV I CLYDE, Captain Dhew, will leave her whnvt ; at Rocketts on FRIDAY, December Mh, at A Connecting with steamers for Hart/bid, Nor j wicb, Stonington, Fall River and Huston from wime pier. Freight received up to the hour of mailing. : Close connections and through bills of lading I given to all southern, eastern, and weeteni | places; also, to Europe and Australia. Fare, $.»; meal* and state-rooms, extrn. I>. J. BTrRR, President, 1214 Main street. Waahikhtoj. & Co., agents, Pier 12, North river, New York. de o—St0 —St N. B. —Steamer George I 3« Upton is terapora ; i ily withdrawn for repairs. COMMISSION MERCHANT. ! k 1.. MARURIKK, i _/V. of KtcHMiitui, Va., COMMISSION HEALER IN * SHIPPER OF AI L KIMm 0. COUNTRY PRODUCE. SOUTHERN PRODUCE A SPECIALTY. i No. 2nn fvytoe Strkkt Pieb, Wr.T Wn.HI_.UTn.. .UKHhi, Shipping orders carefully put up. (,'o__»lg_. ii.cut- solicited. Returns )iromptly made, no T—wtf riillK SUITHKK], A'ssbcIATION.^RAF. | 1 FLE for the lleueflt of the Widows and Ot ! ph..n_i of the Southern States. , DisraiKCTioM No ti__ Kvkm.mj, Dec. 7. 67 51 20 84 e-2 ___________X_________J_l__ DisTaiaciioa No.flS3. 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