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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.
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