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I>AILY SEMt-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY No. 913 1-8 Main Street, Richmond, Va. DAILY—B*I per )' c " > silt months, 83 ( thre« months 81.-10: one month, 30 cents. BEMI-WEKKLY—»B.SO per year; six months 81.2.1; three months, 7(1 cents. WEEKLY—BI-10 per year ; six months, 75 ''WEEKLY una SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL I'Jiinl id txlrimrly law ratrs. TO ARYERTIBERS. Advertisements of Lost, Wants, Found, For Rent, 4c, not exceeding three or four Hnes.will be Inserted under the proper hendlngsatTWEN TV-FIVE CENTS for one insertion; or two in •ertlons for FORTY CENTS; three Insertions, SIXrY CENTS—cash in advance. SPECIAL NOTICES. •arwiLLiAM a. wyatt, HOUSE AND Sl<;\ PAINTER, No. 704 F.. Gracr Street, Corner Seventh. Having een engaged in the above business hi this city for the past twenty years, I am pre pared to fill all orders with promptness and In a satisfactory manner. My old cnstomeis and «lie generally are invited to extend me their ■onage. GRAINING, WHITENING, COLORING, lie, PROMPTLY EXECUTED. I ja 30—3 m] _ AMUSEMENTS. RICHMOND THEATRE. In consequence of the serious illness of Miss CHARLOTTE OUSHMAN, the management respectfully announces an entire change of pro gramme for the thiee nights commencing Mon day, February 21th. That distinguished trage- LAWRENCE BARRET, will appear, supported by Frbdei;io Robixson, and tne entire New Orleans company, fe lg RICHMOND THEATRE. THREE NIGHTS ONLY—MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY— February 17tii 18th axd 19th. CARNCROSS & DIXEY'S MINSTRELS, (Organized in 18<!0), J. L. CARNCROSS Si E F. DIXEY', Prof'rs. THE GREAT STAR TROUPE OF THE WOULD, FROM THE ELEVENTH S I'REET OPERA HOUSE PHILADELPHIA, Now on an extended tour of the entire United States, and will have the pleasure of introduc ing THE STAR COMBINATION, lhat for 12 consecutive years played nightly, to crowded house', and where for the greater part of that time STANDING- ROOM ONLY was the uni versal rule. _ MR. A J. TALBOT, THE GREAT COME DIAN, appears nightly with this organization. The programme replete with ENTIRELY NEW HURLESUUES. t SCALE OF PRICES : rivate Boxes MM eserved Seats LOO rchestra "* ress Circle 75 amity Circle and Gallery 25 >ats secured at Musical Exchange J. 11. LAINE, 14_4ts General Agent. WANTS. ■\IT 1 XTTITI We will give energetic VY AIN LSlilJm men and women BUSINESS THAT WILL P >V From $4 to $8 per day, can be pursued in your own neighborhood, and is strictly honorable. Particulars free, or samples that will enable you to goto work at once, will be sent on re celpt of two three cent stamps. Address J. LATHAM & CO., 292 Washington street, le i7_et Boston, Mass. , XJIARM HANDS WANTED.—Two Good J? colored FARM HANDS can get steady em- Iloyment by an early application at the JOUR- I 'AL OFFICE. References required. HOUSES FOR SALeT A number of neatly-built brick and** , ■ame SMALL HOUSES, desirably located JM j SEVERAL MEDIUM-SIZE DWELLINGS, . •ntrally located and convenient ly arranged. , A H ANDSOME BRICK RESIDENCE, in the . lost fashionable part of the city, with nil the modern Improvements and conveniences, for •ale privately upon reasonable terms. Apply to RICHARDSON 4 CO., Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers. 800 IS AND SHOES. NEW WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BOOT AND SHOE HOUSE, No. 14111 Main Street, Richmond, Va., has just been opened by G. S. LEATHER- . BURY, and has on hantl a complete assortment of BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS and BAGS, and ia receiving direct from the manufactures dally ; and you will do well to give him a call before purchasing. < ja 23—dsw&w3m THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. ' RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OP THE Widows and Orphans of the Southern DISTRIBDTIOK No. 181). Eveniko, Feb. 17 I 74 46 1 80 8U 66 2 2a 2a 3 73 16 Distribution No. 181. Moaxisn. Feb. 18 ' 10 63 65 60 21 24 46 2263976 27 ;: Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., this 18th daY of February, 1873. SIMMONS 4 CO.. CO.. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. _. CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pur- i chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the Branch office. No. 9 Twelfth street, three doors rom Main . ' LIaUORS. BEARD & CO., ] WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALERS AND RECTIFIERS, Have on hand a full assortment of MOUNTAIN and RYE WHISKIES, Foreign and Domestic GINS, BRANDIES and WINES. ISIS CARY STREET, RICHMOND, VA. »el7—ditwlv _ SPECIAL NOTICE. TO ALL PERSONS WISHING JIREIN SURANCE-THE RICHMOND BANKING AND INSURANCE COMPANY offer induce ments unsurpassed by any safe company, to in sure against loss by fire of all kinds of properly. They ask of their friends and the public to giv them a call before Insuring elsewhere. Consult your own interest and insure with us T. B. STARKE, General Agent. J. B. Di'is, President. ■Town F. O. Potts. Secretary, oc s—d&wl> CJEINE THHEAD, Ol' 11 ' i__ajHlll _ ©numbers and qualities ; TWINES. patent and soft, of all numbeiß ; SEINE LINES of all sizes ; SEINE CORK*, of all sorts ; Linen and Cotton ROPES of all sues, on hand and for sale for less than New \ T ork prices, at L. LIOHTENsTE'N'S, Importer of Seine Thread, Nos. 1705 and 1707 Franklin street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets. _de_Bg PROFESSIONAL. JL. H. Chaudlbr. Alfred Morton CHANDLER & MORTON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Corker Bank and Tenth Streets, RICHMOND, VA. oc 23—d&swtf I. H SHIELDS, (Late of Chandlrr, Morton S SniEi.ns,) ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Murthalt Hall, Corner Tenth and Sank Strtitt Richmond, Va. Practices in ihe United States Courts. Particular attention given to cases arising un d»r the United States Revenue Laws, and Bank ruptcy. . Attorneys outside of the city can have their Bankrupt cases here attended to promptly, and carefully looked after, by corresponding with me, thereby saving them the expense of visiting the Homestead Amendment Passed by Congress. This important measure, designed to secure to the hopelessly indebted, who may take advantage of tho bankrupt law, a home out of their estate, passed the Senate this morning. It had previously passed the House by a large majority. It will bring relief to thousands of families whose homes were threatened by the ac tion of tho Virginia Court of Appeals. The bill does more than merely to relieve the distress of that limited number, whose homes were imperilled. It recognizes, in tho most solemn manner, the sacredness of the home. It concedes to the innocent wo men and children of tho land a shelter, secure from invasion and seizure for debts, which they did not innir, and for which they should not suffer. This principle we would hold up to universal support as one of the most sacred bulwarks of the well being of a people. The passage of this amendment has been strongly contested. Mr. Piatt and our delegation in the House labored hard to get it through that body. Senator Lewis deserves great credit for his persistent efforts to get it through the Senate. It will do much to bring out tho sleeping energies of the people by settling the old debts without reducing families to absolute want. Free Railroad Law. We understand that a majority of the committee to whom the free railroad law, prepared and presented by Major Suthcr lin, was referred, have voted aeainst re porting it back for the consideration of the House. This is practically the end of the bill for this session ; but the great measure is before the people of the State, and in the next election they will make short work of the monopoly that would crush out all enterprises but such as a few " would-be railroad kings" may have the good fortune to manage in their own inter ests, and not those of the public. The men who have thus voted to kill this meas sure have signed their own death-warrants before the people. In the next election this issue against monopoly will bo distinctly made. The people will demand that capital seeking investment in this State shall have free course, and that no sugar-coated monopoly shall be glorified at their expense alone. Let the balance of the session, and forty days more added to it, be occupied in re newed railroad wrangling over special grants and charters. It will be a fit com mentary on the action of the General As sembly thus far. Action of the Late Meeting: at the African Church. Upon the call of the following com mittee, a mass meeting of the Republicans of the city of Richmond was held in tho African Church of said city on Thursday night, February 18. 1573 : Jackson Ward—S. D. Jones, Taylor Fitzhugh, Lewis Braxton. Clay Ward.—R. 11. Hems, Henry Deadman, R. H. Hamilton, jr. Monroe Ward.—Phil. Gray, R. S. Jeffer son, Wm. L. Johnson. Madison Ward.— B. W. Dabney, Israel Banks, R. 11. Johnson. Jefferson Ward.—Moses Taylor, Law son Johnson, Frank Mann. Marshall Ward.— Wm. E. Lewis, Anderson Scott. At Large.— Wm. 11. Cass, W. J. S. Bowe, E. 11. Hudson, W. J. Loney, Edward Moore and W. J. Snead. At 8 o'clock p. m. the meeting was called to order by S. D. Jones, whereupon, Mr. Charles J. Malord was elected chair man, and Mr. John W. Woltz secretary. On motion of Captain Jackson, it was resolved that all speeches be limited to ten minutes on any one subject, which, after considerable discussion, was passed. The chairman invited the first speaker named on the bills, Mr. Wm. T. Bailey, to address the meeting, who came forward and delivered a short address. On motion, it was resolved that the ob ject of the meeting be stated by some party fully acquainted therewith, whereupon W. J. S. Bowe arose and at length explained the object, to take into consideration certain grievances relating to the Republicans of this district, and matters concerning their future welfare; and thereupon offered the following resolutions, endorsing Mr. Wm. T. Bailey for the position of postmaster of the city of Richmond, which after conside rable discussion were adopted: "Whereas, we believe that it is essen tial to the best interest and welfare of the party as well as that of tho general govern ment, that a change should be made in some of the federal positions of this dis trict ; and •' Whereas, it is the most unanimous wish of Republicans to see the present incumbent of the postoffice of this city removed, and since it is the impression that she will be, in March next, by reason of the expiration of her commission ; and "Whereas, it is the wishes of the Ie to see that position in the hands of re active and deserving Republican ; fore, be it .esolved, That we. the Republicans in meeting assembled, do hereby de , that Mr. Wm. T. Bailey, chairman c committee of this congressional dis is our unqualified choice for the posi is postmaster of this city, and that the intment of him to the position we be would give universal satisfaction to lblicans as well as to others, tesolved, That that we ask our repre itives in Congress, both present and , and our party organizations, both city listrict,use their intluenco most earnest wards securing him the position, he not deserving the place as shown by his essful work in the last campaign, but :onsistency and devotion to principle, as as his standing and prominence in tho y entitling him to the high considcra and esteem of the people." ignedl Chas. J. Malord, Ch'n. iigned] John W. W t oltz, Secy. A true copy : J. L. Gray. EMPTATIONS aro enemies outside the ,le, seeking entrance. If there be no b retainer within who holds treacherous ley, there can scarcely be even an offer, one would make overtures to a bolted r or a dead wall. It is some face at window that invites proffer. Virginia general assembly. seventy-seventh day.' Tuesday, February 18. Senate.—Mr. Taylor, of Norfolk city, from tho committee on roads and internal navigation, Senate bill to authorize the re vocation of subscriptions to the Valley rail road company, and the transfer of the same, on certain conditions (with a substi- , tutc). Mr. Fitzpatrick, from tho committee on general laws, House bill entitled an act to declare James river and towing-path, op posite the combined lock, a lawful fence in the county of Amherst (with a substitute); House bill entitled an act authorizing the formation of land associations (with amend ments). INTRODUCED AND REFERIIED. Isy Mr. Terry : Hill to amend the char ter of the town of Liberty, in the county ol' Bedford. Hy Mr. Cochran: Hill to provide for the payment of a claim due by the state to , W. \V. Newman for repairs done to tho Staunton and Parkcrsbmg turnpike. Hy Mr. Stevens: Resolved, That the committee on finance bo requested to inquire and report upon the propriety of providing by law for tho , exemption of all the taxable property of all j companies which may be incorporated un der and by authority of the laws of this j state for manufacturing purposes for such a limited period and under such restric tion as will tend to the enhancement of tho j material prosperity of the commonwealth. DILLS PASSED. , Senate bill to provide for the valuation of life insurance policies ; Senato bill to t repeal an act passed February S, 1805, to ( amend and re-enact an act in relation to the c county or corporation in which suits wore t commenced: Senate bill to amend tho t charter of the Johnston insurance company t of Danville, Virginia; Senate bill to au-'; ( thorize the trustees of Hamilton Lodge : s No. 37. A. F. and A. M., to borrow ! money for the purpose of erecting j a masonic hall ; Senate bill supplement tal to an act to appropriate the income aris- t ing from tho proceeds of the land scrip 1 accruing to Virginia under act of Congress, i July 2, 18G2, and amendatory thereof, ap- ' proved March 18, 1872; Senate bill to 1 amend an act entitled an act to amend an c act prescribing the duties and compensa tion oi certain township officers, approved i July 11,1870, and acts amendatory thereof, i ORDER OF THE DAY. < House bill to regulate and define the ' jurisdiction of the county and circuit courts, to prescribe the number of terms, and to fix the pay of county judges, being the , order of tho day, was taken up and dis- • cussed till adjournment. House.—Tlie following were reported : ' House bill to provide for the creation and regulation of railroad companies in the state ; House bill, with Senate amendment, t to amend section 12, chapter 170 of codu, as ( amended by tho act passed January 8, 1807 ; Senate bill, with amendment, to ] amend first and fifth section of an act to , incorporate the Virginia and Northwestern ( railroad company. under suspension of rules. i Mr. Oilman offered a memorial from the 1 national board of trade of the United States to the Legislature in regard to usury, ware- i houses, &c, which was referred to commit- ; tee on finance. I reapportion ment. On motion of Mr. Norton, the voto by : which House bill in regard to the reappor- ~ tionment was dismissed yesterday, was reconsidered. On motion of Mr. Kelly, the bill was then passed by. NEW CODE OF VIROINIA. House bill to provide for the publication of a new code was taken up, and so amend ed so as to order 6,000 copies to be printed. It was further amended and then ordered to engrossment. PERSONAL EXPLANATION. Mr. O'Ferrall rose to a personal expla nation. He stated that he had read the governor's recent message with pleasure, j He (Mr. O'Ferrall) had been charged with ' being a repudiationist, and if so, ho had the satisfaction to know that the executive of tho state was with him. He had always entertained tho views expressed by the governor and still held them. PRESENTED AND REFERRED. By Mr. Freeman: to amend the present statutes as to require all sheriffs, consta bles and collectors in the state to pay all moneys collected by them, &c. PER DIEM. House bill to fix the pay and mileage of members of the General Assembly, came up as unfinished business, the pending question being the amendment of Mr. Hill to strike out the Ist section (leaving the per diem as it now is at six dollars), and allow members ten instead of twenty cents mileage. The ayes and noes were called with the following re sult: Ayes 19, noes 48. The question then being on the engrossment, and a third reading of the bill was agreed to by ayes I 85, noes 16. Those voting no were Messrs. Allen, Beaton, Borland, Bowcn, Bryant, Ualton, Daniel, Fitzgerald, Fulkerson, Kelly, Paige, Queen, Sangster, Snidow, and Walker. PASSED. Senate bill to enable the vestrymen of Lyttleton parish, in Cumberland county, to sell certain church property and reinvest the proceeds. The hour of Ip. m. having ] arrived, the special ordei being INTEREST ON MONEY, was taken up, the pending question being the amendment of Mr. Daniel. This gentleman obtained the floor, and in an able and elaborate argument, spoke at some length in favor of his amendment. The ayes and noes were called and the amendment rejected by the following vote: Ayes 24, noes 01. Those who voted aye were Messrs. Beaton, Borland, Burk h'older, Clopton, Cottrell, Critz, Daniel, Donald, Dooley, Evans, Giltnan, Kelly, Lassiter, Lovenstein, Minor, Neale, Rams dell, Robertson, Southall, Suttle, Thomp son, Walke, Watts and Wharton. On motion of Mr. Riddlebarger, the House adjourned. —A number of prominent ladies of St. Louis held a meeting Saturday, at which a memorial was adopted asking the city coun cil to repeal all social-evil laws now in force and expunge any provision relating there to which may be contained in the new char- Iter now under consideration. Mrs. Cutler, of Illinois, several ladies of this city and Rev. Mr. Fenton, made speeches, set ting forth the effect of the law in exist ence, and urging the women in the city tc band together and use their best exertion! to have it repealed. Committees were ap pointed to procure signatures to the memo LOCAL. MATTERS. ah ItllV SALES. Wednes ay, 19th. R. D. WARD, as assignee of A. W, Trabue, will sell, at 12 m.. tin" day, in front United States Custom house, valuable farm and personal property in Chesterfield county. Also, house and lot In this city. 0 H. WENDLINGER, M assignee will sell this day at 11 a. m. at the store of A. 1). Chesterman, & Co., on Brook Avenue, STOCK OF GROCERIES, *0. TUESDAY, 2fiTH. W. H. ALLDERDICE, as assignee, will sell this day, in front of U. S. Court-house, a large quantity of valuable farm lands sit uated in various counties of the State. C. 11. WENDLINGFR, as assignee and James Neeson, trustee, will sell this day a' 12 m., in front United States Court-house, Valuable Market Farm, near this city. At the same time and place, will be sold a Valuable Storehouse and H Acre lot, at Tunstall's station, New Kent county. MONDAY, MARCH 10TH". W. H. ALLDERDICE, as assignee of D. C. Mayo, will sell this day, on the premises, at 1 p. m.the valuable tobacco factory, corner Main and Twenty flfih streets, together with the machinery, fixtures, and office furniture. The Stage of thf River—lnter ruption to the Water Works, Factories, &c—During last night the James river had risen eleven feel above low water mark. Since then the water has receded about one foot. News from points above leads to the conclusion that the water has reached its highest point here, and that we may expect it to continue to recede until the usual stage is reached. The rise has, however, proved very disas trous to the business interests of the city. Operations at the pump-house have been discontinued, and the supply of water in the reservoir has been exhausted. All the tobacco factories, mills, &c.—indeed all es tablishments run by steam, not on the line of the canal or river—have been standing still all day for the want of water. In order not to be wholly without a sup ply of water in case of fire, the chief of the fire department, Mr. Ainslie, ordered the engines out this morning, and they havo been engaged ever since in forcing water into the mains through the fire [ilugs. They have been quite successful, and it is believed that the supply is sufficient for ordinary emergencies. As tho river is falling, the water will probably have receded sufficiently by to morrow to allow tho pumps to work, when the usual supply of water will be fur nished. Citizens should see that the hydrants on their premises are closed, so that no water will be wasted when it begins to flow. These ever-recurring difficulties about a supply of water should awaken the coun cil to the absolute necessity of establishing water works sufficient to supply the de mands of a large and growing city. The Minstrels. —Carncross & Dixey's minstrels opened at the Theatre "last night to a good house. The troupe is a vast im provement upon the minstrel bands of former years. Their songs and instrumen ttl performances, are first class; their jokes are original, and so far as we observed last night, entirely free from vulgarity ; and the dancing, acting, and other scenes excellent beyond public expectation. The audience was kept in fine spirits throughout the evening. The troupe will give two more performances, with entire change of pro gramme each evening. Those who would pass a pleasant evening—have their serious affairs of life spiced to a better relish— would do well to attend tho performance to-night. The Locomotive Explosion.—The coroner's jury in the case of Henry C. Rawlings, killed by the locomotive explo sion at the Richmond and Danville railroad depot at 12 o'clock Friday night, have re turned a verdict that deceased '' came to his death by tho explosion of tho boiler of the locomotive ' Fury,' belonging to the Richmond and Danville railroad company, at their depot in tho city of Richmond, on the night of the 14th of February, 1873, the said boiler being in an unsafe condition; and from the evidence adduced and an in spection of fragments of the boiler they are of the opinion that the said company is censurable for having allowed the boiler to be used while in that condition," Deplorable Accident. — Jimmy Morrissey, about seven years of age, son of James Morrissey, esq., met with a deplo rable accident at the Cary street public school yesterday , which will probably re sult in the loss of one of his eyes. While "in line" with the rest of the male schol ars marching into the school-house, some person unknown threw a spinning-top, which struck Jimmy a terrible blow in the eye. He was immediately taken to the residence of his parents, where he received surgical attention from Drs. Cunningham and Brock, both of whom express the opinion that the eye-sight is entirely des troyed. The Mails.—The iate bad weather has occasioned more or less irregularities in tho mails. The northern mail due at two p. in. yesterday did not reach the city until five o'clock this morning. That due at five this morning will arrive about four o'clock this afternoon, with tho mail due at two o'clock this afternoon. The train north of Baltimore did not connect this morning. All the mails due via Chesapeake and Ohio railroad have ar rived, we believe. Kichmond Diamond Hunters RD FROM.—A gentleman in this city ved a letter yesterday from John 11. iy, dated "Dv Forts Pan, Diamond Fields, South Africa, December 22, 1872." It will be remembered that Mr. Wiley and Mr. William A. Walsh left here last summer in search of a portion of tho wealth which report said was to bo had in South Africa for the picking. The letter states that they are both in fine health. Wanted.—Six genteol young cats. Any aged mother cat who finds the lives of her gentle brood endangered by wicked people, who consider them an incumbrance, will please bring them this way. A good home in the country awaits them. Only virtuous cats, of quiet nocturnal habits, need apply. Highest market price paid for such felines as can give good references. Postponed.—The sale of the valuable tobacco factory and fixtures of D. C. Mayo, advertised to take place this day, by A. 11. Allderdice, assignee, has been postponed by an order from the district court of the United States, until March 10, next. Arrival of Freight.—The cars which were detached by the land-slide from the "first through tram" on the Chesa peake and Ohio railroad, arrived this morning. They brought various kinds ol ■ freight from the west consigned to oui I merchants. Bankrupts.-*. Goodman of this city, and B. 11. Weston & Bro., of Henrico, havo been adjudged bankrupts on the peti tion of their creditors, and J. J. English, W. W. Sharpley, and Jos. Hull, of Acco raac, on their own petitions. The Bankrupt Law Amendment. The amendment to the national bankrupt law, which was passed by the Senate to day, was published in full in the State Journal on the 27th of January. The Temperature.—The following is the range of the thermometer to-day at C. F. Johnston's news and music store, 918 Main street: 9a. m., 47 ; 12 m., 58 ; 3 p. m,, 57. —Found—A brass key. Call at this office. [Communicated.] Water, Winer Everywhere, and not n Drop to Drink. ''No more of that, Hal, an' thou lovest me." Scene, Washington Hall — Time, a big freshet in the Jeems. —Gentlemen —It is moved and seconded, that as the city water works aw't worth a dog-gon, that we ap propriate $300,000 to make another " hole in the hill," so that it will cave in and squeeze out a little water out. (Drank in silence, standing, mouths open). refrain: Oh, "noble Jecms'' Ta u« it seems Oui happiest dreams Are ohjects of thy hate, For the paves we trod Toget our " tod" Are slush and mud, And have to take it straight t [Exeunt Solons. . _»_ . Top-Spinning;. Richmond, February 18. To the Editor of the State Journal : Yesterday an interesting little boy, the son of one of our prominent citizens, had his eye knocked out by a top thrown by one of his schoolmates. I have noticed time and again the habit of the boys of Richmond in spinning their tops, which is dingerous to the crowds that usually gath er around them. Will not Justice White, whom I regard as the great abater of nui sances in Richmond, see that the dangerous practice of modern top-spinnit.g is stopped at once. Jones. fi©"OLD WHISKY! OLD WHISKY! JNO. K. MOLLOY, CORNER MAIN AND 23rd STREETS. 20 Barrels, five years old, made ont of CANADA RYE, ISSB. 20 Barrels, of hie own brand XXXX MALTED RYE. Also Plnet Castillion and James Hennessey k Co. COGNAC BRANDIES, of 1665. Port and Sherry Wines, Fish Gin, &c. kc. The above liquors will be sold in quantities desired. I KO-For Sale In Installments, "DOMESTIC BLESSINGS." The "DOMESTIC" runs so light, It Is run ning away from all competitors. The "DOMESTIC" woiks so easy, It Is work lug It? way Into eveiy family. The "DOMESTIC" Is the best Sewing Machine for family or manufacturing pur poses. Try a Light Running "DOMESTIC." It fill nils more than it promises. Office 921 Main street. iei a&'AVriiin,: Desks and Work Hoxes nt $1; Albums at 00 cents, at EDWARDS' Third and Broad streets, i te, WB'The Place to liny Uooks, Stationery Toy Books, Games, Pictures, Brackets, Writing Desks, Albums, Portfolios, Work Boxes, &c, &c, at the lowest prices for cash, is at EDWARDS' Book Store, corner Third and Broad stree's. •STlie Largest Assortment or Holiday Goods to be found In the city at EDWARDS' Third and Broad streets. t§t RfjT'io to EDWARDS' for Toy-Books and Games. HVWUlcox and ftihhs Sewing Machine.— This machine Is a "Virginia Institution" by in vention and patent, and is greatiy 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 ahso.utely warrant, and can satisfy the most incredulous In a moment's time of the truth of what we state if Uiey will call and examine our work. We are constantly receiving certificates like the follow ing: . Locvpt Dale, Madison County, Va. i 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 j rip than work done by hand with the same care. . We havo examined many other kinds of ma- • chines and their work, and have no hesitation in saying wo consider the Willcox & Gibbs decidedly < superior to any of them. LUCY 11. GORDON. , ELLA I. WILLIS. Boydton, Va l I have long desired a Willcox & Gibbs Ma- , chine. We have a double-thread machine, but . cannotmanage it. I propose to exchange for one 1 of yours- M E CARTER "*■ OIICE." \ COLORED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 1 All Colored Soldiers or Sailors, or their Legal Representatives, who have received notice from tho Treasury t Department tbat certificates have been issued in , settlement of their CLAIMS FOR PVY. BOUNTY, PRIZE ] MONEY, ite.| , and who have not received the amounts due . them, are directed, In order to speedy payment of the same by this office, and WITHOUT FURTHER EXPENSE BY . CLAIMANTS, to send their NAMES, with POST OFFICE ADDRESS, to the ADJUTANT GENERAL U. S. ARMY, WASHINGTON, D. O. They should also state In WHAT COMPANY AND REGIMENT THE SERVICE WAS RENDERED. E. D. TOWNSEND, Adjutant General. War Department, ' Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C, Vtbrwiry 1,1873. fe B—d&wlm A SSIGNEE'S SALE £& VALUABLE REAL ESTATE IN CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRUINIA. In compliance with a decree of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia of dale August 24th, 187 1, in the rmv terof Wesley Wiight, bankrupt, we will sell at public auction, on MONDAY, THE 10 tn DAY OF MARCH 1573, that being court day, In front of the Court house of Caroline county, at Bowling Green, Virginia, 700 ACRES OF LAND, a part of the "Palestine tract." being that part next to Penola Station tR 1 .'. I' 11 R I This land is situated M mile from Penola station, Is good Mattaponl rial land, and has several good cabins on It. A full description given on the day of sale. It will be sold free ef Incumbrances. TEEMS—One-thlxd cash ; balanoe on a oradlt of sis and twelve months, Interest added. BY TELEGRAPH. -"»~ ■ SPECIAX TO THE STATE JOURNAL. THE HOMESTEAD RELIEF FOR DEBTORS OF VIRGINIA THE NATION DECLARES THAT THE HOMES OF THE PEOPLE ARE SACRED. CONCRESS PASSES THE HOMESTEAD AMEND MENT ENTIRE. THE COURT OF APPEALS PREVENTED EROM TURNING UNFORTUNATE FAMILIES OUT OF DOORS-» 3,500 EXEMPT FROM SALE IN A HOUSE AND FURNITURE FOR BANKRUPTS. Washington, February IS.—Judge Alfred Morton —House bankrupt amend ment passed the Senate without change. J. 11. Platt. Wash mo ton , February 18. — The House amendment to tho bankrupt law was passed by the Senate to-day. It se cures to the head of a family in Virginia 82,500 homestead exemption. The Presi dent's signature is now all that IS needed to make the measure effective. J. F. Lewis. FROM WASHINGTON. •— • FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS-THIRD SESSION. IS. 1 esterday's Proceedings. Washington, February 17. SENATE.—Mr. Morton presented a res olution rescinding rule 22 regarding the counting of electoral vote. The naval appropriations bill was passed and it now goes back to the House for con currence in amendments. Mr. Sawyer, from the committee on education and labor, reported without amendment the bill appropriating BS,OOO to the Leland university at New Orleans, and $5,000 to the Augusta, Georgia, In stitute, to be expended in erecting school buildings for freedmen. Mr. Pool, from tho committee on the I judiciary, reported, without amendment, House bill declaring it to have been the true intent and meaning of the act oi June 8, 1572, amendatory of the bankrupt law, that the exemptions allow ed the bankrupt by said amendatory act should be the amount allowed by the constitution and laws of each state re spectively as existing in the year IS7I, and that such exemptions bo valid against debts contracted before the adoption and passage of such state constitu ion and laws as well as afterwards, and against liens by decree of any state court, not withstanding any decision since ordered. Objection being made to its consideration, it was laid over. HOUSE.—Under the regular call a bill was introduced for bridging the Arkansas river at Dardanelles. Mr. Merriam introduced a bill to provide for free banking and for the resumption of specie payments. Mr. Hoar made a point of order that no notice had been given of the introduction of the bill. Mr. Merriam said that the notice had been given, but he admitted that he had changed the title since giving notice. This was fatal and the bill was withdrawn. Mr. Packard, of Indiana, from the com mittee on foreign affairs, reported a bill to encourage and promote telegraphic com munications between the United States and Asia, and moved its passage under suspen sion of the rules, which was agreed to — yeas 136 ; nays 52. The bill confers upon the East India company authority to lay cables between the two countries, to be commenced within two years; and directs the secretary of tho navy to afford the neccessary aid, the gov ernment to have priority in the use of the lines. Mr. Maynard, of Tennessee, moved to suspend the rules and pass a resolution de voting the evening sessions of Wednesday and Thursday to debate upon the bill to refund the cotton taxes collected on raw cotton. Rejected—yeas 93 ; nays S3—not two-thirds. Resignation of Secretary Boutwell. Washington, February 17.—Secretary Boutwell, fueling confident of his election to the United States Senate as Mr. Wilson's successor, has tendered his resignation, to take effect on the 4th of March. On the 3d instant he wrote a letter to the Presi dent resigning the secretaryship, his resig nation to tako effect on the 15th of Febru ary. That resignation has not been with drawn, but it has been verbally modified, at the request of the President, so as to take effect on the 4lh of March, without condition. The Pomeroy Investigation. Washington, February 17.—York, of Kansas, testifies in effect that he persuaded Pomeroy to place money in his hands for corrupt purposes in order to betray Pome roy. The majority of the committee will report in favor of the expulsion of Cald well. Louisiana Affairs. Washington, February IS.—The Sen liomraittee on privileges and elections — resent—assembled at eleven o'clock, are now—one o'clock—still in session, ibers who came out for necessary pur posts refused to answer questions. Congress unimportant. . Railroad Matters. Trenton, N. J., February IS.—The railroad bill in the interest of the Pennsyl vania railroad has passed the Senate by a vote of 11 to 9. The New York and Philadelphia bill in the interest of the National road has passed the House by a vote of 41 to 18. Through Train—Rise in the Alabama River. Selma, February 18.—Through trains, after a suspension "of three months, have been resumed on the Alabama Central road. The Alabama river, at this point is with in three feet of the great July flood, and is grttring State g«nrt. Official Paper for the Government. KATES OF ADVERTISING ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines, SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or hy contract, with regular patrons. Flood In tbe "lunoiisrahela—Deotrar* tlon of Property ami Loss or Eire. Pittsburg, February 17.—The recent heavy rains have caused a rapid rise in the At 2 o'clock this morning tho current was so strong that the coal fleet, consisting of thirty boats and barges, broke from their fastenings, at SmithAeld street bridge and moved off in the current. The alarm was immediately given by blow ing whistles and other signals, and efforts made to save tho lives of tho unlortunato men on board the coal fleet. Some were Sved, but it is reported that several were it. One man was seen to be carried un der the steamer Hercules and another under the Andes. Both were floating past on barges and attempted to jump on the wheel of tho steamers, and fell into the water and went down. The tow-boat V. F. Wilson, lying opposite the foot of Mar ket street, was struck by floating barges »nd turned upon one side. The steamer Oil Valley was also cut down. It is impossible to ascertain the extent of tho damage done to property on the river and the number of lives lost. The river is still rising rapidly, and at 10:30 has risen seventeen feet, but no further danger is apprehended. The Flood In the Monongahela. PITTSBURG, February 18. —The flood in the Monongahela increases. The disas ters in the river are tho heaviest ever known. It is reported that twelve persons have been drowned. The flood has made a clean sweep of coal barges and rifts. New Tork Items. New York, February 18.—Archbish op McClosky has appointed Rev. Father Preston, of St. Ann's, vicar-general, in place of the late Father Storr. Several creditors of Bowles Brothers state that the claims in this country against the firm amount to over three hundred thousand dollars. Tho Japanese claim is said to be as much as sixty thousand. It is claimed that Nathan Appltton, whose property at Newpoit, R. 1., has been at tached in the interest of the Japanese, is liable as a partner, and beyond what can be realized from his estate little is expected by trie creditors. "In addition to the vessels the American Congress, which has already been reported as probably lost, it is stated that two other ships, the Lincoln, and Sterling Castle, both British, have probably met with tho same fate. The Sterling Castle sahVd from New York on Uccember 10th for London, and had a crew of twenty-six men, and the Lincoln sailed on December the 11th, and had a crew of twenty-three men. - i m Georgia Affairs. Atlanta, February 18.—The legis'a ture has taken no action on the bond com pn misc. It will adjourn to-night sine die. Robert P. Trippe has been confirmed jui'ge of the supreme court. Pullman palace cars will commence running to-day from Lynchburg to New Orleans without change, by the Kt-nnesaw route via Mobile, Montgomery and Atlanta and hence by tho Western and Atlantic railroad to Dalton, Lynchburg and Wash ington. Fatal Railroad Accident—New Ocean Steamers. Philadelphia. February 18.—The Brighton train collided this morning with a wagon containing the driver and a lad, both of whom were terribly mangled. The steam-hip Indiana, the third of the Philadelphia and Liverpool line, has been for a month ready lor launching, which has been prevented by ice in the river. The steamer Pennsylvania, the pioneer of the line, will maka a trial trip early in April. Another Fatal Ilntlroad Accident. YONKERS, N. V., February 18,9:35 a. m, —The engine of the Yonkers special train broke loose fr.im the train and ran as far as Hastings, running into the down train, making complete wreck of the cars and killing several passengers. It appears that tho lever of the engine broke, and tho engineer was unable to stop the engine. The wounded are being removed to tho hospital at Yonkers. Death of a Journalist. Detroit, February 18.—James 11. Chapin, for sevoral years commercial edi tor of The Free Press, is dead. Marine News. New York, February IS.—Arrived, steamer Hatteras. Arrived out, steamers Cuba, City of London. THE latest news. —Boston buried from consumption, in 1872,1,102 persons; by small-pox, 738; hy pneumonia, 511 ; by cholera infantum, 732; scarlatina, 365. —The trial of John F. Osborne, charged with the murder of Mrs. Mathews, at Yates City, Illinois, in August last, was concluded at Galesburg, Illinois, on Friday morning, the jury rendering a verdict of Buiity and fixing the penalty of death by hanging. —The homeopathic doctors of Boston, who appealed to the state supremo court tor an injunction to restrain the Massschu setts medical society from expelling them from that body, have met with an adverse decision, the court holding that the medical society had the right to enforce its own —A most villaiuous swindle has been carried on for somo time by certain con ductors on the Pan Handle railroad. They have been in the habit of collecting tickets Irom passengers and reselling them to the irregular agencies that may be found in most cities. Tho company estimates its loss at 840,000. One conductor has been —Commodore V'anderbilt has given $5,000 to each of Mr. Greeley's daughters. This might be taken for benevolence were it not that the millionaire's son is said to be indebted 850,000 to tho Greeley estate. Tho appraisers of the estate have begun their inventory, and say that its value will probably foot up aboui 8120,000. — Robert Emmet, the oldest son of I Thomas Addis Emmet, tho Irish patriot, who died in Hew York in 1827, and nephew of the celebrated Robert Emmet, died at his home in New Rochelle on Saturday, in the 81st year of his age. Mr. Emmet was long an eminent member of the New York bar, and was formerly one of the most es teemed residents of that c tv. i \\ the way and IN SUM Iv. 300 SETS X and XX HUBS from 4 to 11 inches: 800 SETS EASTERN and REST BILLET VIRGINIA and NORTH CAROLINA OAK and HIUKORY FINISHED SPi'KIS from 1 to 3 inches; 1 350 SKTS EASIERN aid NORTHERN RIiVIS from 1 to 4!* inches ; 150 SETS IKON AXLES f rom 1 to!H lnchef. at reduced pi Ice*: OLD'S PATENT BUGGY and CARRIAGE WHEELS; SO KEGS BUREN'S HOR«tv SHOES. SIMPSON * BRO. 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