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PCBLISF _I>. 11A1LY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY, Ne. "!'."< Main Street, Rlchmenr), Va. TERMS: DAILY—*- per year: sir months, $8; three nonlhs, t\.m; 1 month, 60 cents. SEMI-WEEKLY—*2._O per year; aiz months, t1.23; three months, 76 cents. WEEKLY —JI M per year; sii months, 76 cents tug' WKKKLY and SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL >.'._„„ at extremely low rates. TII ADVERTISERS. A'lvertlHM_l of Lost, Wants, Fount!, For. Rent, Ac, not exceeding throe or four lines, will serterl tinder the proper headings at TWEN TY-FIVE CENTS for ono Insertion ; or two in sertions for FORTY CENTS ; three Insertions, SIXTY CENTS—cash lar A-vahcr. "amusements. - A PANORAMA ! VIRGINIA HALL. PROFESSOKCROMWELL has the honor to announce a sories of seven (six nights and SATURDAY MATINEE) of his MAONIFICENT ART ENTERTAINMENTS, commencing MONDAY, 271h January, 1873 with tho representation of ITALY, THE ART LAND. Tickets for salo at West, Johnston k Co.'-. ja22—6t A SSEMBLY HALL. MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY MATfINEE, January 27tu, 28rn and 29th, The "wonderful Troupe of Juvenile Artists , k„own in (Heat Britain as the MINIATURIf MINSTRELS; (Not Negro Minstrels) OR, LIVING MARIONETTES. Consisting of the Shakspeareau Qlee Singers. composed entirely of Boys. MISS LZZIE OOOTE, aged 7 years, with new I*.- Songs, expressly written for her. MASTER CORRI, aged 1) years, tlie youngest Ballad Singer before the public. THE COOTE BROTHERS, the pleasing Duett i Singers. I MASTER DINAN, the wonderful Boy Soprano. MISS ALICE MOLTENO, aged 13 years the brilliant Harpist. MISS ADA MOLTENO, aged 0 years, Solo Violinist. i PROF. MOLTENO and CHARLES B. WAX P, ; Solo Pianist and Accompanyist. ADMISSION, On cents; reserved seats, "6c. , Tickets for salo oi secured se.ats at Ambold's Musical Exchange, and at the door on the even- i lugs of the concert. The piano used Is from ; the celebiated manufactory of Knabe, Balti- ' more, kindly loaned by Messrs. VVondliouse k Parham. ja 21—8t ~PRO~fO__I-.^ IT. S. Ehoinkek Officii,") Third Stoky, Union Hank Huii-Dino. 1 Fayette, neaii Charles Street, f BaLTU-OM, DID., Jan. __i), 187... J PS.OPOSALS FOR IK-KIN;. ' ING IN THE APPOMATTv >X RIVER, I below Peiersburß, Va., will be received until , noon of FEBRUARY 19, 1R73. Tho right to re ject any bid \s reserved. Iliank forms, specifica tions and any dpslred information can be had on application at this office. WM. P.ORAiaHII-L, jalfi—at Major of Engineers. '. departure of steamships. ; Pftit 22 ~ 4_||& I THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP CUM- I PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship ISAAC BELL, -apt. B-_K___-_ will sail on FRIDAY, January '24th, at 11 A. M. Freight received until 10 A. M. , Thi-urh bills of lading signed, and goods for, warded with di-patch to all points—norih, south- ' east and west. Close conn-i-ticns made with Ou nard line for foreign ports. Passenger accommodations unsurpassed. Fare 112 00 Steerage ti 00 , Round Trip Ticket.? 20 00 ' For treight or i_-sage, apply to John w. Wyatt, Agent, , ja 22—21 No. 3 floverner street IMPORTATION. 00 casks BASS'S ALE, 30 casks ALLSOP'S ALE, 60 casks Wm. Younger's EDINOBURCIH ALE, 100 casks CKUNNESS'S PORTER, Burke k Hibbert's bottling; SO dozen PEEK FREAN CRACKERS, 2- cases Colman's D. S. F. MUSTARD—X, , _, 1, and 4-lb tins; IRISH WHISKEYS, HENNESSY and MARETT'S BRANDIES, SHERRIES of superior qnallties, UEISLER'S OHAMPAIUNES, We offer these goods at New York prices, with freight added. Also, * 1,000 dozen 2»>. and 3Bi. Peaches, 1,000 dozen __.. and 31b. Tomatoes, 200 dozen Winslow's Corn, at Baltimore prices, all of the best packers in Baltimore. T. PALMER k CO., oc 19—tfel '73 814 Main Street. riIHE -O-Tlii-K.M ASSOCIATION.—KAF J_ FLE for the Benefit of the Widows and Or phans of the Southern States. DtsTßi-CTioN No. 136. Evening, Jan. 22 17 37 40 ja 12 2* 4 49 03 .0 9 71 iliBTRi-PTIO- No. 137. Mqr-I-U. Jan. 23. 12 41 (!2 0.1 18 10 1 8 67 42 03 72 Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 23d day of January, 1873. SIMMONS k CO., C. o_. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pur. chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the Branch office. No. 9 Twelfth street, three doors from Main REMOVAL. _ EEIHOVAL.— W. C. Freeman has MOVED his Paint Shop to 916 Main street, under C. Wendlinger'a, where he is fully prepared to cxc /ute HOUSE AND SKIN PAINTING, In all Its branches. no 11—tf 4377 JN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI. TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir ginia. In the matter of William 11. Brings, Individ ually and as one of the firm" of Wm. H. Brings 1 .V Bros., bankrupt—m bankruptcy. At Richmond, on the 22d day of January, A.D., 1873. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : Please to take notice hereby, that a petition has besn, to wit: on the 16th day of Jnu'y, 1573, filed in said District Court by Wm. H. Briggs, of Richmond city, ill said district, who has be. ■ heretofore duly declared bankrupt under the act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March 2d, 1867, for a discharge and certificate thereof from all his debts and other claims provable under said act, and that the 20th day of February, 1873, at 10 o'clock A. M., before W. W. Forbes, one of the registers of said court in bankruptcy, at his ofllce in Richmond, Va., in said district, is the time and placo assigned for the hearing ot the same, when and where yon may attend and show cause, if any you have, why the prayer of the said petitioner should not be granted. You are also hereby notified, that the second and third meetings of the creditors of the said bankrupt will be held at the same time and placo. W. W. FORBES, Register in Bankruptcy for 3d Cong'l Dist. of Va. ja 28—Th2w 4377 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI TED STATES for the Eastern District of Virginia. In the matter of Robert T. Brigg.. individ ually and as one of the firm of Wm. H. Brigg., k Bros., bankrupt—in bankruptcy. At Richmond, on the 22d day of January, A. D. 1873. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Please to take notice hereby, that a petition has been, to wit: on the 10th day of January, A. D. 1873, filed in said District Court, by Robeit T. Briggs, of Richmond city in said dis trict, who has been heretofore duly declared bank rupt under the art of Congress entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system ot bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March ___ 2d, 1867, for a discharge and certificate thereon " from all his debts and other claims provable ru der said act, nnd that the 20th day of February, A. D. 1673, at 10 o'clock A.M., before W. W.Forbes, one of the Registers of said court in bank ruptcy, at his office in Richmond, In said district, is the time and place assigned for the hearing of the same, when and where you may attend and show cause, If any you have, why the prayer of tho said petition should not bo granted. You are also hereby notified, that the second and third meetings of tha creditors of the said bankrupt will be held at the same time and place. W. W. FORBES, Register In Bankruptcy ja tt—Th2w for 3d Cong'l Dist. of Va. fvntfog fMe grownd. The American Agriculturist, of New York, published by Orango Judd, is one of tho indispensable papers to every good farmer. It begins tho year with a splendid number from which wo quote its opening address: " Thankful for the past; hopeful for tho future. This is our feeling in commencing the first number of tho new volume of tho American Agriculturist for the year 1873. "There is at tho present time a wide spreat dissatisfaction among farmers in re gard to the condition and prospects of our agriculture. High wager, exorbitant freights and low prices for our products have a de pressing effect. Many farmers think_ we shall never see good times again. They are proposing all sorts of remedies—some good and some bad. What we propose to do, and to recommend the farmer readers of The American Agriculturist to do, is to stick lo the farm. The darkest hour of the night is often just before daybreak. Agri culture will be as profitable in the future as in the past—and, we believe, more so. Let us keep at work. Let those of us who aro poor cut down expenses as much as possible, buying nothing we can get along without. Let us take good care of the stock this winter, and get everything ready for a vigorous push at farm work in tho spring. Now, at the commencement of a new year, let us make up our minds to bo better men and better farmers. We all ought to know our weak points. There is occasionally a far mer who is so excessively systematic and orderly that he docs little else than " put ter." He has no disposition to undertake a big job and put it thi-U .h. Others like nothing but steady work. They would rather build a fence round a twenty-acre ] lot than stop to pick up a few rails that have blown off. A good farmer must have both dispositions. He must push forward the large jobs aud attend to the little ones at the same time. Be must be systematic and orderly. In short, he must think as well as work." Virginia _-_-_-_--> _______■_»• fifty-first dat. Thursday, January 23. Senate.—The Senate was called to or der at 12 o'clock, President Marye in the chair. Prayer by the Rev. A. R. Miller, of the M. E. Church. COMMUNICATED. The agreement of the House to Senate joint resolution instructing tho senators and representatives in Congress to vote against the repeal of tho bankrupt law, Ax., and joint resolution requesting the governor to give official notico of tho pro posed bondholders' meeting. COMMITTEE REPORTS. Mr. Herndon from tho committee on courts of justice: Senate bill to amend an act in relation to illegitimate children. INTRODUCED AND REFERRED. By Mr. Herndon : A bill to incorporate the United States gold and silver amalga mating company of Virginia. By Mr. Greene : Bill to amend and re enact an act in relation to the interest on money. By Mr. Roller: Bill to amend and re enact an act entitled an act m relation to the interest on money, approved March 15, 1870, so as to provide that six per cent, shall bo tho legal rate of interest. By the same: Resolved, That the committee on county, city and town organization be instructed to inquire into the expediency of so amending the law as to place the collection of the road taxes in the hands of the township collector, and allowing such collectors a reasonable commission on the same, instead of paying the overseers of roads $2 per day for such collections. By Mr. Boykin: Resolved, That the committee on coun ty, city and town organization inquire into tho expediency of so amending the law as to provide that county treasurers appoint ed by tho county court bo allowed tho same time for settling their business as those elected. By Mr. Kirkpatrick: Resolved, That the superintendent of public printing be requested to make a calculation showing what it costs, under his contracts to print—say Senate docu ment, No. 8, as the samo was done—and what the same work would have cost if done as the Senate and House bills are now printed, and that he report the same to the Senate. JAMES RIVER AND KANAWHA CANAL" Mr. Roller ottered the following joint resolution, which was agreed to : Resolved (by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring), That Charles S. Carrington, president of tho James River and Kanawha canal company; Robert \V. Hughes, Archibald Graham and Wm. P. Burwell are hereby appointed commission ers on the part of the state of Virginia, whose duty it shall be to place before the Congress of the United States the memo rials heretofore adopted and such legislation as has been heretofore or shall hereafter be had by the General Assembly of Virginia in relation to the James River and Kanawha canal, and to further by their efforts any action on the part of the Congress of the United States looking to the completion of the same. Resolved, That the governor of this state be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the Bouse of Repre sentatives of the Congress of the Uuiied States. On motion of Mr. Roller, tho rules were suspended requiring it to lie over, and it was referred to the committee on federal relations. ASSESSMENT OF TAXES. Senato bill for the assessment of taxes on persons, property, income, licenses, i.e., was taken up, and, on motion of Mr. Thomas, laid on the table and made the order of the day for to-morrow, and for each succeeding day until disposed of. LEAVE OF ABSENCE was granted Mr. Herndon for tho remain der of this week. COUPON BILL. This bill being the unfinished business of last Thursday, was taken up and the pending question being on the motion of Mr. Fitzpatrick to lay on the table, Mr. French made an unsuccessful motion to postpone its consideration for the purpose of advancing bills on tho calendar now on their second reading. The question recurring on the motion to 1 table, a message was received from tbe [ House by Sir. Fitzgerald, informing the i Senate of the readiness of the House on its part tn proceed to the execution of the joint order of the day, having for its object tii. .taction Of ft JUDGE FOR THE COUNTY OF ROANOKE. An election was immediately entered into and Colonel I'irccne 15. Board was de clared duly elected for the unexpired term of that ofhee. (See House report.) Tho question recurring on the motion to lay on the table, which was under consid eration, when the Senate proceeded to the execution of the joint order of the day, Mr. Johnson demanded the pending ques tion, which on being put, was decided in the affirmative—ayes 17, noes 14. The resolution from tho committee on federal relations, requesting information from the auditor of public accounts in re lation ta tho amounts expended by bouudary line commissioners was taken up, on motion cf Mr. Roller, and adopted. ORDER OF THE DAY. Senate bill in relation to the lease ofthe penitentiary was taken up and the pending question was on agreeing to the amend ments propose by the committee on public institutions, which was being advocated at length by Mr. Rixey when our report closed, at 3 p. in. [The following bills wero passed yes terday afternoon after our report closed : to amend the act so as to more effectually require millers to grind for toll all grain brought to their mills for the consumption of the person bringing or sending it or his family; incorporating the society of the alumni of the University of Virginia; to incorporate the Kichmond building and improvement company. House joint resolution providing for the payment of one year's interest on the bonds of the state held by the Virginia agricultural and mechanical college, and the Hampton nor mal college ; House .bill for the relief of Robert M. Heterick, late superintendent of schools for Rappahannock county; Senate bill amending the charter of tho Valley railroad company; Senate bill to provide for the assessment and collection of state taxes withir, the town of Suffolk.] House.—Speaker Hanger in the chair. Prayer by Rev. W. A. Campbell, of the j Manchester Presbyterian church. PUT ON THE CALENDAR. The following was put on the calendar under suspension of rules : On motion of Mr. Oilman : Senate bill to incorporate the Richmond building and improvement company. On motion of Mr. Oray: Senate bill to amend Ihe law in regard to tho appoint ment and qualilication of crieis of courts. The following were reported and put on the calendar: House bill to provide for the relinquish ment to tha United States in certain cases of title to lands for sites for light stations on the coasts and waters of this state ; House joint resolution appropriating a sum of money to erect an edifice in which to place the statue of Washington ; House bill, with Senate amendments, to authorize the qualified voters of HahfaTx county to vote on the question of tlie purchase of the toll-bridge at South Boston. On motion of Mr. A. B. Lightner, Sen ate bill, with House amendments, to amend the charter of the city of Staunton, was taken lrom tho table and put on tho calendar. reports. The following committee reports were concurred in : From the committee on roads, &c, that it is inexpedient to trans fer the state's interest in the Valley turn pike company to the private stockholders; from the committee on counties, cities and towns, that it is inexpedient to enact more stringent laws to compel the proper officers to keep' up guide-boards at cross-roads; from the same committee, that it is inexpe dient to so amend the law as to allow township collectors to collect all moneys for township purposes. RELIEF OF LATE SHERIFFS. On motion of Mr. Thomas, the House receded from its amendments to Senate amendments to House bill to amend the law for the reliel of the late sheriffs ofthe commonwealth and agreed to Senate amendments —thus passing the bill. INTRODUCED AND REFERRED. By Mr. Lassitcr: Bill to incorporate the Nansemond laud, lumber and narrow gauge railroad company. By Mr. Young : Petition of citizens of Mecklenburg county, for tho passage of a liquor law similar to the "Adair law" now in force in Ohio. By Mr. Clopton: Bill to establish a state board of medical experts to assist the commonwealth in prosecutions for poison ing. By Mr. Neale: Resolution as to the expediency of reducing the state assess ment upon a house and lot belonging to A. A. Scmmes, of Alexandria. By Mr. Strother: Bill to amend the fence law. DANVILLE AND NEW RIVER RAIL ROAD. Senate joint resolution to exempt from taxation the bill to incorporate the Dan ville and New River railroad company, af ter some debate, was rejected—lG ayes to 60 noes. ELECTION OF COUNTY JUDGE OF ROANOKE. * The hour having arrived for the execu tion of the joint order to elect a judge for the county court of Roanoke, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Judge f, J. Ribble, Mr. Fitz_erald nominated Mr. Green B. Board, and spoke in eulogy of him. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Walker. Messrs. Fitzgerald, Boiling and V.in Auken were appointed on the committee on the part of the House to count the joint vote, which was reported as follows : Whole number of votes cast, 124; of which Mr. Board received 114, John A. McCaull 8, L. T. Custer 1, and Q. B. Fitzgerald 1. Mr. Board was accordingly declared elected. THE OYSTER BILL. The consideration of the oyster bill was resumed. One immaterial amendment was adopted. Mr. Griffith offered a resolution, as a delegation of the citizens were now m the city, and desired to be heard on tho bill, that it be recommitted. Ruled out of order. Mr. Bagwell moved to postpone till 1 p. in. next Wednesday. Rejected. The bill was further considered till ad journment. Restitution.—"Patrick, the widow Malony tells mo that you stole one of her finest pigs. Is it correct?" "Vis! yer honor." "What have you done with it!" "Killed it and ate it, yer honor." "Oh, Patrick ! Patrick! When you aro brought face to face with tho widow and her pig on the judgment day, what account will you be able to give of yourself when the widow accuses you of stealing?" "Did you say the pig would be there, LOCAL MATTERS. I The "Pilate Journal" will be deliv ered the Hitino evening' oi' publlmtiou In mi. ■ pnrt of tbe city or Slanchcitter by reliable carrier-, if name and ad tlrCH* in left at our olllce, ill- I-- Mnin Street, antl in Petersburg ir left nitli our agent there. AUCTION~_ALES. W. GODDIN, auctioneer, will sell in front of U. S. Custom-house, at 12 M., on the 20lh and -Oth insts., valuable Farming Lands in tho counties of York, Chesterfield, Spotsylvania, Orange, Louisa, New Kent, Gloucester and Charles City. S. N. DAVIS, auctioneer, will sell In front of U. S. Custom-honse, at 12 M., on the 22d nnd 29th insts., valuable Farming Lands in the counties of Essex, Goochland and Amelia. Possible Cause of the Tunnel Disaster.—lt may be that the recent sinking of the earth into the Church II ill tunnel was not due so much to tho weak ness of the timbers in the arch, M to the unusual weights on the surface. It ap pears that there are some "mightly hefty" peoplo on the hill. We are informed that seven persons, whose aggregate weight is sixteen hundred pounds, being an avcrago of two hundred and thirty eight pounds to each person (the lightest one weighing ono hun dred and seventy pounds), reside on the hill, and are often found congregated togeth er to poke fun at each other. They arc said to have taken supper together last Tnesday evening. They mny have indiscreetly passed over the line of the tunnel just be fore the late disaster. Broad Stert.— Tho changes which have been made in the track of the Rich mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac rail road in tho vicinity of the depots, on Broad street, will no doubt prove convenient to the business interests of the city as well as to the company, and go far toward remov ing some of the most serious objections to the location of the track along that avenue. Tho work of laying the tracks leading into the depots has'been well done, and tho intervening spaces so nearly paved with plank as to offer but little, if any, ob struction to business transactions. The only drawback, if it is a drawback, is simply the passage of trains through the street. If the ridge upon which tho track is laid along tho upper end of Broad could be as easily banished and the street ren dered as smooth lower down, the exten sion of the track into the heart of the city would perhaps cease in a measuro to exer cise the public mind. The Miniature Minstrels.—We have already referred to the fact that this troupe of juveniles propose giving four per formances at Assembly Hall next week. Their first appearance in this country was at Baltimore. Tho American of that city gives them the following unqualified in dorsement : The "Miniatures, an organiza tion composed of children ranging in age from seven to fourteen years, made their debut last night at Maryland Institute, and were greeted by an excellent audience. The musical talent of these chil dren is certainly marvelous, and greatly astonished the audience. Miss Molteno, a little fairy, was assigned tho harp, and handled that difficult instrument in a won derful manner, while her petite sister per formed admirably upon a violin. The only proper way for tho lovers of music to get an idea of the ta.ents of these children is by a visit to the Instituto to-night." These concerts are suro to delight our citi/.ens. Seats may be engaged at Am hold's. _____________ The Fire Last Nioht.—The alarm of tire about a quarter to twelve o'clock last night was occasioned by the burning of the residence, store and barn of Archie Dyer, situated between tho Petersburg rail road and the corporation line of Manchester. We learn that Mr. Dyer was absent from home at tho time, and that Mrs. Dyer and her children narrowly escaped dealli in the burning building, which, with their con tents, were entirely consumed. The loss at from $1,000 to .1,500; in sured for $1,000 in the Virginia Home in surance company. The alarm was turned in at box 16, corner of Main and Pine streets. The department responded to it, but did not cross the river. Turning the alarm in at box 10 was an expensive mis take, whoever did it. Supreme Court of Appeals.— Morgan vs. commonwealth—writ of error awarded to judgment of tho circuit court of Matthews county. Spilman vs. Johnson and others—appeal allowed to a decree of the circuit court of Henrico. Treakle, <fee. vs. Henderson—appeal al lowed to a decree of the circuit court of Lancaster county. Blair and Hogo vs. Wilson—writ of error and supersedeas awarded to a judg ment of the circuit court of Richmond city. Gammons vs. Howlett—appeal allowed to a decree of the circuit court of Chester field. How do you Know?— The Petersburg Appeal of this morning gives what it conceives to be the present sentiments and inten tions of several of the leading Republicans of Virginia. We'll bet a good "set up" for three, that the man who wears out pen cils in Tho Appeal office has been on a visit to the man who is weighing out salt at City Point, or the salt-weigher has been on a visit to the pencil-man of the Appeal. What do yon say, and where shall wo take . it? The Second Station-House,—The work of enlarging tho second police stai ion house has so far advanced as to render tlie completion of the building possible during the season, whatever the character of the weather. The brick work is about com pleted. The structure will be sufficiently capacious for the accommodation of tho , officers and the business of the station. Installation of Officers.—Rich j. mond division, No. 5, Sons of Temperance, has installed tho following officers: B. Randolph, W. P.; E. Pulman, W. A.; W. ■ Ruffin, A. R. S.; Nelson Foster, R. S.: M. Binford, A. S.; M. Jones, Tr.; S. Proser, Ch.; L. Logan, Ist Con.; W. Walker, 2d Con.; H. Wheeler, O. S.; . William Wood, 1. S.; Thomas R. Johnson. r P. W. P. _____ Papers that Don't Come.—Wo have upon our exchange list quite a num ber of Virginia papers which are not now received at this office. Uf this class we call ' to mind The Gazette, Essex Courthouse; 1 The Tribune, Pittsylvania Courthouse, ' and Sentinel, Christiansville. We do i sire an exchange with every paper pub lished in the state. The Weather.—A slight snow fell about eight o'clock this morning. The , day throughout has been rainy and Election of Pythian Officers.— Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias yesterdny evening electee! the following officers for the ensuing term: Henry Arm strong, of Norfolk, venerable grand patri arch ; 8, Travers Phillips, of Staunton, grand chancellor; Lucien L. Bass, of Rich mond, grand vice-chancellor; M. P. Handy, of Richmond, grand recording and corres ponding scribe; 11. (J. 0. Hartman, of Richmond, grand banker; Charles P. Tay lor, of Richmond, grand guide; J. R. Ma zed], of Fredericksburg, giand inner stew ard; J. M. Jarvis, of Portsmouth, grand outer steward; L. B. Allen, of Norfolk, past grand chancellor. Representatives to the Supreme lodge, William H. Wade, of Richmond, two years ; 11. W. Latham, of Alexandria, for one year, to fill the unex spired term of Representative l>. W. Boho non, resigned. The Houdon Statue.—Mr. Oilman, of the House of Delegates, was yesterday authorized by the joint committee to in troduce a joint resolution appropriating seven thousand five hundred dollars for tho erection on the State House Square of a suitable place for tlie reception and preser vation ofthe Houdon statue of Washing ton. Commissioners on the part of the State.—A joint resolution was of fered in the Senate to-day appointing Charles S. Carrington, Robert W. Hughes, Archibald Graham, and William P. Bur well, commissioners on the part of Vir ginia to press the James River and Kanawha canal question before Congress. Proclamation. — Governor Walker will issue his proclamation to-morrow in compliance with a resolution of tho Gene ral Assembly, inviting the bond-holders to attend a conference with the joint com mittee of the legislature, to be held oi tho thirteenth of February next. Criminals Surrendered. — In re sponse to a requisition of the governor of North Carolina, Governor Walker yester day issuetl a warrant of rendition for Jose phus and Johnston Lewis, charged with burglary and larceny in Washington coun ty, N. 0. They are now in Norfolk city jail. Payment of Interest on State Bonds.—The Senate yesterday passed the House joint resolution pioviding for the payment of one year's interest on the bond 3 of the state held by tho Virginia agricul tural and mechanical college, and the Hampton normal college. Election of a Judoe.— Colonel Greene B. Board was to-day elected judge of the county court of Roanoke, by the General Assembly, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge F. J. Ribble. The vote is recorded in our legis lative proceedings. Those Holes.—The holes in Main street, at the intersection of Tenth, are growing in dimensions, and will soon be able to swallow a good-sized wagon. The Temperature.—The following is tho range of the thermometer to-day at 0. F. Johnston's news and music storo, 918 Main street: Ua.m. 34 ; 12 m.3u.; 3 p. m. 35. Notary Public Appointed.—Gov ernor Walker to-day appointed T ohn M. Holmes notary public for Stafford county. DIED. GRAVES—At Frcdericli's Hall, Louisa coun. ty, Va., January 19, SALLIE J., tiged two months antl eleven days; and January 22, FRANCES ANN, aged three years, four months and twenty-throe days, infant children of B. B. and G-. O Graves. _________________■ B_TFor Sale In Installments, "DOMESTIC BLESSINGS." Tha "DOMESTIC" runs so light, it is run ning away from all competitors. The "DOMESTIC works so easy, it is work ing its way into eveiy family. Tho "DOMESTIC" is tlie best Sewing Machine for family or manufacturing pur iroses. Try a Light Running "DOMESTIC." It ful fills more than it promises. Office 921 Main street. <•» Rt__~Writiiii. Desks and Work Boxes at $1 ; Albums at 60 cents, at EDWARDS' Third and Broad streets. _> _B' Ml 111 111- HI TAILORING.— C. Wend liiiser, 910 Main street, has received a full and complete stock of Cloths, Cassimeres, Tweeds kc, kc, of American and Foreign manufactnr suitable for fall and winter wear, to which he Invites the attention of tho gentlemen of Rich mond. Long experience in the Merchant Tailor- , ing business enables him to insure perfect satis faction to all his customers, both in style aud , quality of goods, and his prices are as low as any first-class house hi the city. Gentlemen are invited to call and examine his superb stock of goods. «•< -._'!' li." Place to Buy Books, Stationery Toy Books, Games, Pictures, Brackets, Writing Desks, Albums, Portfolios, Work Boxes, kc, kc, at the lowest prices for cash, is at EDWARDS' Book Store, corner Third and Broad streets. .:_■ I in- Largest Assortment of Holiday Goods to be found ln the city ai EDWARDS' Third and Broad streets. ft_rVYillco_ anil SIM. Sewing Machine— This machine is a "Virginia institution" by in vention and patent, and is greany admired by all who use it. There is no style of work that cannot be done on it. It requires but a single thread, and will not rip. This we abso.utely warrant, and can satisfy the most incredulous in a moment's time ofthe truth of what we state if they will call and examine our work. We are constantly receiving certificates like the follow ing: LocesT Dale, Madison Count., Va. We have been using a Willcox & Gibbs Machine for three years, doing all the sewing for a large family. It has given perfect satisfaction in every respect. The work done on it is no more liable to rip than work done by hand with the same care. We have examined many other kinds of ma chines and their "work, and have no hesitation iv saying we consider the Willcox & Gibbs decidedly superior to any of them. I.UOYH. GORDON. ELLA J. WItLIS. Bo.ni'o-, Va. I have long desired a Willcox - G ibbs Ma chine. We have a double-thread machine, but cannot manage it. I propose to exchange for one of yours. M E. CARTER. >•» 8®"-WINES AND LIQUORS.-John K. Molloy, Wholesale aud Retail Dealer, corner Main and Twenty-third streets. I beg to offer to the public in any quantity to suit, some very line Old Ryo Whiskey, made in November, IS6S, out of Canada rye ; also Pinet j Castillian, and James Henuesey's Brandies; Port and Sherries, different brands ; Old Apple Brandy, and a line article of Fish Gin, Jamacia Rum, Sic, tc, Irish and Scotch Whiskies. "Poteen ! jioteen ! Irish poteen, The juice of tho barley That would split the grain." *__-<_: o to EDWARDS' Tor Toy-Books and — <_-! 1 WILL PAY FOR 6 COPIES OF THE __ll SEMI-WEEKLY STATE JOURNAL for <m«__«_r. BY TELEGRAPH. SPECIAL TO THE STATE JOURNAL. lOlttl-MitiM) <-OKQ___M—T__ntD ■BMItOB. _»» ■— Tester-ay's r™ iii,,-,. Washington, January 22. SENATE.—-The bill abolishing the rank of admiral and vice-admiral in tho navy was passed and goes to the President. Mr. West presented the credentials of McMillan and Ray, the contestants for Kellogg's vacancy. Tho credentials were referred to the committee on elections and privileges. The oill to build four sloops of war was passed with amendments—39 to 8. A bill, to take ell'ect July 1, abolishing the franking privilege was passed. House. —No action was had on the bill to admit Colorado. Tho bill providing for commissioners of commerce was tabled—l2l to 04. To-I>iij - s ProceefUngs. Washington, January 23. Senate.—Unimportant. House.—The Credit Mobilier committee has been instructed to investigate tfce Cen tral Pacific railroad operations, affecting members of Congress. Sweeping Civil Right* Bill Passed by the Florida Senate. Tallahassee, January 21.—The civil rights bill passed the Senate to-day by a voteof 14 to 8, two Conservative senators ■ voting with the majority. The first section is as fellows: "That no citizen of this state shall by reason of race, color, or previous condition of servitude be exempted or excluded from the full and equal enjoyment of any accom modation, advantage, facility of privilege furnished by inn-keepers, by common car riers, whether on land or water, by licenses, owners, managers or lessees of theatres, or other places of public -amusement, by trustees, commissioners, superintendents, teachers and other officers of common schools and public institutions of learning, tho same being supported by moneys de rived from general taxation or authorized by law ; also of cemetery associations and be nevolent associations, supported or author ized in th 6 same way; provided, that private schools, cemeteries and institutions ot learn ing established exclusively for white or col ored persons, and maintained exclusively by voluntary contributions, shall remain according to the terms of the original estab lishment." -.eorgia I'nited Sjnl. s Senator— Stephens for »'ong ress. Atlanta, January 22. — The fifth ballot for United States senator resulted as follows: General John B. Gordon, 112; Alexander Stephens, 80 ; Acksrman. 7. A meeting of the senators and represen tatives of the_eighth congressional district (Oeneral Toombs in tlie chair) unanimously 'requested Hon. Alexander 11. Stephens to stand for Congress in placo of General A. 11, Wright deceased. All the candidates decline in hi. favor. Mr. Stephens accepts the nomination and will be elected to Con gress without doubt. The governor will issue his proclamation for the election without delay. Mr. Stephen's health is improving. His nomination gives universal satisfaction. _«_ The Prince Imperial. London, January 22.—1t is reported here that a conference had been held at Chiselhurst, and that it was decided that the Empress Eugenic and Prince Jerome Na poleon should be political guardians of the Prince Imperial during his minority, so as to bo better able to direct any movement in his favor. It is said that no manilesto an nouncing tho intention of the Bonaparlists will be issued, nor will any proclamation bo published. The Prince Imperial will not be called Napoleon, but will be known as Count Pierreford. He has adopted as his motto, "Strength, but not impatience." Virginia Postal Changes. Washington, January ter-General Creswell yesterday directed the following, among other appointments: /Vt Ottobine, Rockingham county, Ben jamin McLaughlin, postmaster, vice Ben jamin Bridgewater ; Erin Shades, Henrico county, Marcus Reeve, postmaster, vice John Lincoln, resigned ; Drewry's Bluff, Chesterfield, an office established, and J. 11. Parker appointed postmaster; Richardsvillu, Culpepper county, W. D. Foster appointed postmaster, vice E. B. Walker, resigned ; at Vernon Mill, Fau quier county, Virginia, an office estab lished as special, and G. W. Davis appointed postmaster. _•_ Terrible Explosion. Pittsburg, January 22.—Last evening, while the workmen at Bateman & Garri son's foundry were moving a ladle filled with several tons of molten metal, the crane hooks broke, letting the iron fall into a hole which contained some two feet of water, and a terrific explosion followed. The roof of the building was carried away, and the walls were cracked. Houses ID the vicinity had windows badly shattered. Several workmen were slightly injured, though none seriously. The damage to the foundry will amount to about $10,000. Illness of nn Eminent Divine, Ac. London, January 22.—A dispatch from Genoa says that Rev. Edward I). Pusey, D. IL, the well-known English divine, is seriously ill in that city. His friends have been telegraphed for and are hastening to his bedside. Dr. Pusey is now in his 73d year. The remains of Sir Edward Bulwer Lyt ton will Le buried at Kenelworth to-mor row. __ Reported Collision anil I'ohiTiil Loss of Life. London, January 23.—1t is reported that the emigrant ship Northfleet, hence for Australia, with 412 passengers, exclu sive of the crew, collided with an unknown steamer, and that only 83 persons are known to be saved. The remainder are believed to be lost. The passengers were so panic stricken by the collision that the captain was com pelled to fire on them. It is believed that had they obeyed the captaiu more would have been saved. The Foster "Car-HooU" Murder Case. New York. January 23.—The judg ment of the court of appeals in the Foster case concludes as follows: "The law of murder is designed for tho protection of life from lawless violence, and its sanction ought not to be weakened by reversing convictions upon objections which ore un sustaiucd by reason or authority. Snow. Washington, Jauuary 23.—1t is snow ing heavily here. Official Paper for the Government KATKS or advertim-.... ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines, solid nonpareil. SPECIAL RATES mad- at counter, -i- br with regular patron*. Tho South I.iisk. lor Recognition In l.rant's f'abluet. Washington, January 23.—An effbit was made on Monday to organize an asso ciation lo be composed of senators, mem bers of Congress from the south, and prominent southerners. Us object in organ izing is to urge upon President Grant (ho appointment of a southern Republican to a seat in his next cabinet. There was not a full Congressional rep resentation from the south, and senator Lewis, of Virginia, moved that tho meet ing adjourn, on the ground that all the southern senators had not been notified of the purpose of tho organization. The mo tion was adopted. Tlie Cotton Tax. Washington, January 23.—The ways and means committee were engaged some time yesterday m discussing the proposi tion to refund tho cotton tax. They aro very far from arriving at any final conclu sion upon tho question, but tha subject will be still further considered in commit tee. A Senator'- Explanation. Virginia City, Nevada, January 23.—Senator Jones in a speech says ho spent money freely, but not corruptly for campaign purposes. lie favors govern ment control over railroads built entirely or partly by government subsidy, and ho also favors the postal telegraph. " Obituary. Albany, January 23.—Mr. Cassidy, of The Argus, is dead. Washington, January 23.—501. Rob inson, Eminent Commander of the Georgia Knights Templar, is (lend. His remains go to Augusta. _» — The Ice (Jorge ut Port Deposit. Port Deposit, Md., January 23.—Tho ice gorge here is eight miles long,t wo broad and from 10 lo IS feet high. Suspension of v Steamship Company. New York, January 23.—1t is gener ally believed here that the Atlantic steam ship company is about to suspend. Mni:il!_Pox iv Peru. New York, January 22.—Advices from Peru and Lima report that the small pox is raging terribly there. THE LATEST SEWS. ' —A young man engaged in selling Bi bles at Davenport has been arrested for embezzling. —Tho friends of ex-Mayor Kalbfieisch, of Brooklyn, express themselves confidmt that ho will recover. —Edward 0. Anderson, the regular Democratic candidate for mayor of Savan nah, and the entire board of aldermen, were elected yesterday. —Mr. Porter yesterday presented a me morial from colored citizens, asking legisla tion in relation to their civil and political rights. Referred to committee on judiciary. —The United States steamer Powhatan dropped down to Fortran Mouroe from Norfolk, yesterday, and is awaiting the ar rival of the monitor Saugu. , which she will convoy to Key West in a few days. —John Ntifiiiau died yesterday morning at Ashland, Pa,, from injuries by an ex plosion in the Merriem colliery. After igniting the fu.-e he attempted to escape up the slope, and fell back as the explosion occurred. —The annual encampment of tho Grand Army of New York was held at Elmira yesterday. Colonel Stephen P. Corliss, of Albany, was elected department com mander. In tho evening a grand banquet was given the comrades. —The judiciary committee of the Sen ate have returned to tho president tho nomination of Judge Hnmphrej's, of the District of Columbia, to bo United States judge in Alabama vice Judge Busteed, and the latter to fill Humphrey's place, on tho ground that as their resignations were conditional no actual vacancies have oc curred. VIRGINIA KE-S. —Some of our exchanges are advocating tho forinatian of a state press association. We'll take a hand. —The people of Petersburg havo set on foot a project to raise a monument to the memory of the late Father Mulvey. —Judge Budd, of Dinwiddle county, was manied at Tabb-street Presbyterian church, Petersburg, yesterday morning, to Miss Fannie Dunn, of that city. Gradations in Vital Mech _______ Species in regard to animal forms simply means that one family differs from anoth er in respect to the external form rather than internal structure. Thus there arc hundreds of distinct species of birds for example. They all ha.c wings, eyes, and feathers, yet they are not alike iv their mechanism. There are numerous families of quadrupeds, all different, hence the na turalist describes them as different species. The gradations in nature are marvellous. Melger, a learned entomologist, has collect ed and described 0,000 species of flies, which were collected within ten miles of circumference. More extraordinay still 27,000 species of insects have been discov ered in Europe that prey upon wheat. Five large volumes have been published in Germany on insects that forago on forest trees! 01.'.M. lil.l.MJ. 1.1 '" ' I "rtWIIIl"" - Onuinticrs and qualities; SEIN E J*SHk._>_-* TWINES, patent and -oft, of all numbers ; SEINE LINES of all sizes; SEINE CORKts of all ions ; Linen and Cotton ROP-S of all sizes, ou hand and for salo for less than New York- prices, at __. LICHTENSTE'N'S, Importer of Seine Thread, Nos. 1705 and 1107 Franklin street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets, de2B ti!77 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE I'NI TEU STATES for the Eastei D District of Vir ginia. In the matter of F. Taylor Briggs, individ ually and as one of the linn of Wm. H. Briggs k Bros , bankrupt—in bankruptcy. At Richmond, on the 2 d day of January, 1873 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I Please to take notice hereby, that a petition has been to-wit: on the 15th day of Jan'y, A. D. 1873, Hied in said District Court, by F. Taylor Briggs of Richmond city in said district, who has been heretofore duly declared bankrupt under the act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United Slates," approved March 2d, 18U7, for a discharge and certificate thereof from all his debts and oilier claims provable un der said act, and that the iioth day of February, A. D. 1573, at 10 o'clock A. M., before W. W.Forbes, one of the registeis of said i ourt in bank ruptcy, at his office in Richmond, in said dis irict, is the time nnd place assigned for the hear ing of the same, when and where you may at tend and show cause, if any >ou have, why the prayer ofthe said petition should not be granted. Yon are also hereby notified, that the second and third meetings of the creditors of said bank runt will be held at the same time and place. W. W. EORBES, Register In Bankruptcy for the j»aV_M__w 3d Cong'l Di-.. ol Va.