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DAILY—9O per year; six months, #3 | three months, $1.90 1 one month, SO cents. SEMI-WEFJCLY-#».0O per year; .lx months #1.3.9 1 three months, 75 cenU. WEEKLY—#I.OO per year ; six months, TO "WEEKLY and SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL dubs at extremely low rates. SPECIAL NOTICES. HOUSES, LOTS AND FARMS SOLD. LEASED OR RENTED. BONDS, STOCKS AND MORTGAGES BOUGHT AND SOLD ON COMMIS LOANS NEGOTIATED ON REAL ES TATE AND OTHER COLLATERAL RICHARDSON AiOO., Auctioneers, 111.1 Main Street. GEORGE W. JONES, DENTAL SURGEON, OFFICE No. 711. BETWEEN SEVENTH AND EIGHTH, FRANKLIN STREET. Has fresh liquid gas for PAINLESS EX TRACTION of tfeth. Having best materials, ample facilities and 26 years experience, Is pre pared to gently and thoroughly Fill, Cleanse, Regulate and Extract the natural teeth and iuairt artificial ones on any material desired. All work warranted. my I—6m MRS. JOHN P. BALLARD WISHES TO TAKE BOARDERS FOR THE SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL MONTHS. Can accommodate two small families. The house is a new one, pleasantly located 1 Vi miles frmo the city, and the accommodation train on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad stops at the place daily at 814 o'oleck a. in.; returning, leaves Richmond at 4 o'clock, p. a. Address JOHN P. BALLARD, __ Richmond, Va. WILLIAM A. WYATT, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER, 704 K. GRACE STREET. COR. SEVENTH. Having ecu engaged in the above business in this city for the past twenty years, I am pre pared to fill all orders with promptness and In a satisfactory manner. My old custoraeie and public generally are invited to extend me their patronage. NT&KAINI-tO, W'IIITK.HIMI, COLORING kc., PROMPTLY EXECUTED. f la 30—3 ml CHURCH COMMITTEES TAKE NOTICE—GAS FIXTURES and CHANDE LIERS, REBRONZED and REPAIRED—made to look as good as new—by DANIEL ODONNELL, *l* Brood Street. MAMMOTH AUCTION ANU COMMISSION HOUSE, 1414 MAIN St., RICHMOND. DAILY SALES at 10 A. M. and 7)4 P. M. of Clothing, Fancy Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Crockery, Gassware, and all kinds of Furniture, HousefurnishingGoods, kc, kc. COME ONE, COME ALL, AS WE ARE DETERMINED TO PLEASE. GENTLEMANLY SALESMEN constantly iv attendance, to wait on parties who wish to purchase any of the above named goods at private sale, at auction prices. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS offered te Coun try Merchants. Consignments solicited. Out door sales rmii,itually attended to. mh 38—Sm i. o. Rtowoon. ■. p. OBUnnAW. ■REDWOOD & CRENSHAW, GENERAL AUCTION . AMD COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 1430 MAIN STREET. RICHMOND. Va. CONSIGNMENTS SOLIOITED. SEINE THREAD! SEINE THREAD! Having a large lot of Seine Thread of all qualities and numbers yet on hand, I will sell the same at REDUCED PRICES rather than to keep It over for next season (as I am deter mined to have a new Buply of fresh Seine Thread every season). Also on hand and for sale at less than it can be purchased anywhere, Patent and Soft Seine Twine Lines and Corks, Yellow and Black Oil Clothing, Cotton Yarns, Knitting Cotton, Ropes of all sorts, ic. L. LICHTENSTEIN, Importer of Seine Thread, Nos. 1705 and 1707 Franklin street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets. ORDERS FOR HAUL SEINES will be re ceived and furnished at short notice for factory prices. mh* ,©0 vJ« '-I U v.' . Will be distributed this year to the subscrt bere for the AMERICAN WORKING PEO PLE, a large quarto, 16 page Monthly, coating but #1.00 per year. It gives a premium to every subscriber, varying from 25 cents in value up to #2, *.*, $10, $20, #100, S2OO, and #500 in Green backs, besides Watches, Sewing Machines, Parlor Organs and numerous other premiums of value. Send for specimen and circulars to CAPRON k CO., mh a—3m Pittsburg, Pa. By Lyne k Brother, A uctionneers and Real Estate Agents, 1212 Main street, TBI- HANDSOME NEW STOC-BRICK TENEMENTS SITUATED ON THE MOUTH LINE OF CLAY STREET NEAR EUKER'S PARK. BUILT IN THE MOST IM. PROVED STYLE, FOB SALE BY AUG TTON. —We shall sell at public auction, on the fuses, on THURSDAY, Ist May, 1878, com clng at 4 W o'clock P. M.. ten handsome new STOCK-BKICK TENEMENTS, built In most modern style, containing six rooms, in cluding wings; inside blinds, handsome front porches; gns, water, kc, throughout. There are nice lots attached to each. These hoaxes were built with an eye to parties of limited means, to avoid labor, kc.; and ult'-r to parties wishing to make a profitable investment, and to parties of small means, very great Induce ments. A plat showing tize of lots to be seen at hour of sale, at which time the terms will be annoui - ced. LYNE k BROTHER, ' Auctioneers. POSTPONEMENT. Owing to the inclemency of the weather the above sale is postponed until MONDAY the sth of May. 1873, at the same hour. LYNE k BROTHER. Auctioneers, my s—lt FOR SENT AND SALE. The LEASE AND FURNITURE of a hotel, in a town of three er four tnousand inhabitants. The hotel Is doing a good business, with thirty to forty BOARDERS, which could be easily doubled in number at a fair price; transient custom sufficient to fill the house ; there are sixty to seventy rooms in the house. VIRGINIA NEWS. —The Reamer house, in Leesburg, lias been sold to Captain) J. B. Updyke, of Port Royal, who will enlarge the estab lishment. —Victoria Woodhull is negotiating for the Petersburg Opera House, designing to deliver a course of lectures, beginning about the 14th inst. —A colored man had his foot cut off at the ankle Friday, at Raccoon Pit, Clover Hill mines by the breaking of a wire cable used in hoisting coal. —The citizens of Chase City and of Boydton, have petitioned the postal depart ment to grant a daily mail via Keysvillo to Fort Michell, Chase City and Boydton. —The Fincastle Herald'of the Ist is in mourning for the death of Capt. John T. James, the founder of that paper, which occured in Cincinnati on the 27th ultimo. It is said that twenty Conservative pa pers have declared in favor of holding the convention in Richmond, eleven in favor of Lynchburg, one in favor of Battletown, Clarke county, two have no choice, fifteen not heard from, two paired oil. —The Petersburg Appeal reports that upon the occasion of the trip of the Fannie Lehr to City Point last Friday a most sin gular and alarming phenomenon was wit nessed. The surface of the water was ob served to be slightly agitated and suddenly a mighty convulsion took place which hurled rocks several feet into the air and raised tho bed of the river in many places above the surface of the water. New MitrKet—KdinlMiru -Etlucntloii. [From our Travelling Correspondent.. New Market, May 3. In coming from Columbia "Furnaces" to this place, we pass through the little town of Edinburg, where we found Mr. John B. Milligan engaged in s lively lum ber trade, from his mill, on the creek some distance away. We passed many large, handsome farms in the valley, of which we learned owners' names of only two—Gen eral Meems, and the Moores—but many ti valuable. The city of New Market is a very pleas t, orderly place, nestled down in the fthe valley, at the foot of the mountain, in Shenandoah county, where the turnpike leaves the river and crosses the Massanutten ountain, in a gap, and goes to Luray, in age county. The farms hereabout are fertile, and cultivated by an industrious class of farmers. Tho place contains about seven hundred to eight hundred pop ulation, with good schools and church priv ileges ; and two newspapers, one religious and one political; the former, "Our Church Paper," is in the interest of the Lutherans rd edited by Rev. S. Henkel; the other the "Shenandoah Valley," and is edited by G. R. Calvert. But the distinctive institution, of this city, is the "New Market Polytechnic In stitute," under the special management of Prof. B. Hyde Benton, a thoroughly edu cated gentleman and superior practical teacher. His system of teaching, is not only eminently practical in itself, but it also makes the knowledge and use of the sciences thoroughly practical and available, by the students, in active life and business, as well in the mechanic trades, engineering, farming, the professions, and in the mer cantile pursuits. Here the students not only leant completely the philosophy and use of all apparatus, in chemistry, as tronomy, telegraphery and the other science j but they learn how to make them all, having all the necessary tools, imple ments and shops with blow-pipes and lathes, for doing tne work, in the most ingenious and perfect manner. They not only learn the theory and principles of science and engineering, but they learn the practical application in all tbe actual performances. I have never seen anything so thorough, complete, and effective, in the mode and results of teaching the sciences as I found them here. Prof. Benton's devotion and enthusiasm to science and industrial improvements re minded me of Dr. E. P.* Howland, of Washington. Here are splendid telescopes and microscopes, telegraphic and electric machines, in greatest perfection, all manu factured in the Institute, by the Professor and his students, together with many other instruments and apparatus. But no one can begin to appreciate the excellence of the tuition and the acqui sition of useful knowledge, at this institute, without a full inspection and being present during the exercises, which I have enjoyed. It is just the place where young men should go who wish for really useful, practical education in the sciences, as well as literature and the classics. In fact, it is about the only place where they can learn the trine qualifications, of making, using, and understanding the principles, of scientific and engineering instruments, and apdaratus. And there is no other place, known to me, where all this education can be obtained at so low a price, the entire expense for board, tuition and experiments being less than $200 per year. Prof. Benton is ably assisted by Prof. Joseph Salyard, a fine scholar, and supe rior mathematician. A visit to this insti tute will furnish more interesting enter tainment than any theatre or museum, and better instruction. This city, and the state, may well be proud of it, and all will honor themselves by sustaining and en couraging it liberally. I could very easily and justly say much more in regard to it, but have not time or space, but the above is written for tho benefit of those who need its advantages. One thing is particularly noticeable: the students all show the greatest respect for Professors Benton and Salyard ; and their deportment everywhere, is that of gentlemen. The citizens informed me that Smith's creek, which runs near here into the Shen andoah, is named after Captain John Smith, who, in the days of the colony, had a se vere fight on its banks with the Indians. The postmaster, who is an earnest friend of The Journal, and makes efforts for its circulation, showed me a slab of hand some marble, found near this place, darkly mottled, like a leopards's skin. Mr. Holtzman keeps the "Central Hotel," which is a neat, comfortable, pleasant home for travellers, where they Will find clean rooms and j.o >d meals. Good livery rigs can, at all times, be had at the fine establishment of John P. Windle, who also owns an interest in a stage line from Mt. Jackson to Orkney Springs, which are nicely fitted up for the summer visitors. And New Market will be found a com fortable place for a summer visit, by guests who desire quiet, healthy resort. Shenandoah, in the Indian language, means "Daughter of tho Stars." LOCAL MATTERS. The " Stoic Journnl " will be delivered the same evening of publication in any port of Hie city or Manchester by reliable carriers, ir name and address is left nt our office, 913 1-3 "lain street, and in Petersburg If left with our niient there; nnd ennalways be loiind on sale in this city al C. F. Johnston's, 018 Main street; W jail *. Minor's, sir Brood street; "lews -land nt Ford's hotel ; Leon Schnap's 1403 Main street, and at our counter. Accident to a Freight Train- Mail Train Delayed.—Eleven coal cars of the up freight train of tho Rich mond, Fredericksburg and Potomac rail road ran off the track to-day at South Anna hyidge, a short distance be yond the Junction. Four of the cars went over the embankment, and seven remained on the bridge. No person was injured by the accident. The mail train from Washington was delayed in con sequence of this mishap, and had not ar rived when our paper went to press. A special train was made here and dispatched south with the usual mails and passengers. Hustings Court.—The May term of the Hustings couit met to-day. Tho grand jury returned the following true bills: George W. Smith, felony ; W. W. Smith, felony ; George S. Smith, felony ; Lafayette Watkins, felony ; John Burton, felony, four cases; Thad. Wills, alias F. Mime, felony; Charles Washing ton, felony ; \V. 11. Harrison, misdemea nor ; and the following "not true bills:" George (). Ball and James M. Colligan. The grand jury adjourned until Friday morning at 11 o'clock. Tho court ad journed until to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock. Runaway.—Saturday evening about 7£ o'clock a horse attached to a fui mture wag on belonging to J. H. Gatewood, was left standiug by the driver at the corner of Twenty-eighth and Broad streets, when one of the cars that conveys dirt from two and a half shaft to Bloody Run ravine passed and frightened the animal, which caused him to dash off at full speed towards Twen ty-ninth street, and at that corner the wag on collided with a post, upset, broke the shafts, and deposited the contents on the ground. Fortunately no one was passing at the time. Christian Church. —The services in the new church edifice attracted large audiences yesterday, both morning and evening. The ceromonies incident to the dedication were conducted at 11 o'clock ■by Rev. J. Z. Tyler, the pastor, assisted by his brother, Rev. B. B. Tyler. The services in the evening were conduc ted by the Rev. B. B. Tyler, of Kentucky, after which the ordinance of Baptism was administered. There will be services in this church every evening this week. Rate of Taxation. —The city coun cil will hold a called meeting to-night, for the purpose, it is generally conceded, of reconsidering its late action with regard to the rate of taxation, and which caused the resignation of members of the finance committee. We learn that many of the tax-payers arc in favor of increasing the rate so as to meet the demands of the city, and it is believed that the council will this evening increase the rate from $1.25 to $1.50 on the one hundred dollars. The Pump-House.—Large numbers of our citizens visited this really beautiful locality yesterday. The usual spring re pairs are going on, and year by year the place becomes more attractive. Superin tendent Tyler is putting everything in first- j rate order. The foundation for the new I building iv which the turbine wheel is to be operated is progressing satisfactorily. j Pic-NlC.—The Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity, a colored benevolent order of large membership of our city, par ticipated in a grand pic-nic to-day iv the grove near Ham's burying ground. Pre vious to taking up the lino of march for the pleasure ground, the order was formed in procession and marched through the princi pal streets, headed by a band of music. The Broad Street Small-pox Case.—We are assured on good authority thah the case of small-pox on Broad street between Fifth and Sixth, referred to by us Saturday, was not located over a store, as stated, but was in a rear building, where the ordinance flag was displayed. We arc also assured tliat the victim has been well nearly two weeks. Connection with Oregon II ill.— First street, leading through "Penitentiary Bottom" to Oregon Hill, is being filled up widened, and will soon beome a tine level road-way. The earth used in tilling is taken from other streets on the hill, which are being graded to the proper level. Attractive Sale.—Messrs. Lyne & Bro., auctioneers, will oiler for sale, on the premises this afternoon, those ten new brick tenements, situated on Clay street,' near Euker's park, just completed, men tion of which was made in last Monday's Journal. Anniversary of the Blues.—Tire eighty-fourth anniversary of tho Richmond Light Infantry Blues occurs on the 10 inst., and we presume tho event will be celebra ted, as usual, by a parade and a dinner at the pump-house or some other delightful retreit. National Cemeteries.—Quarter master Ingalls advertises in The State Journal for proposals to do certain work at national cemeteries in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Improvement of the Appomat tox—Major Craighill, of the United States engineers, advertises to-day for proposals for additional dredging in the Appomattox river below Petersburg. Temperature.—The fol lowing is the range of the thermometer at C. F. John tson's news and music store, 918 Main street, for to-day : At 9a. in. 58 ; 12 m. 06; 3 p. m. 72. No Court.—Judge Bond not having arrived, the United States circuit court was not opened here to-day. The Judge is pro bably on the delayed train. Tobacco.—The following is a compara tive statement of inspections of leaf tobac co in Richmond, from Ist of October, 1871, to Ist of May, 1872, and the same period for 1873: 1872. 1573. Mayo's warehouse, 4,011 4.757 Shockoe warehouse, 2,73,' i 4,522 (brook's warehouse, 1,815 2,844 er's warehouse, 884 080 derson's warehouse, 087 1,585 alic warehouse, 2,270 2,400 13,ii0» 17,184 Excess of inspection lor tho year 1873, Stock on hand for inspection. 1,054 hogs 1.0111,, Mills The weather seems to have settled. A foreign vessel is reported in the river. Professor Cromwell is in Petersburg. Olive Logan lectures in Wilmington, North Carolina, to-night. Pedestrians walked where tho shadows fell this afternoon. City Collector John F. Regnault was en gaged this afternoon in selling property for unpaid taxes. Capt. Morrison had a pleasure boat on tho canal yesterday, and seemed to bo do ing a good business. Hollywood was crowded with people yesterday afternoon. The grounds have assumed their most lovely aspect. Fines to the amount of $44 were collect e 1 by SergantOhalkley, of the police court this morning. Jailor Cline, of Alexandria, who has just returned homo from this city, reports all the Alexandria convicts in the peniten tiary in good health, but anxious to get out. Jes' so. There is an ugly break in the side-walk north side of Main, between Sixth and Sev enth. The bricks were removed somo time ago for the purpose of constructing a culvert, and have not yet been restored. Superintendent Strother has caused the iron grating to be removed from the six large openings in the front wall of the peni tentiary, and the apertures bricked up and the wall raised about three feet, thus mak ing the prison more secure. Personal.—John S. Devlin, formerly a merchant of this city, but now of New York, was on our streets to-day. Strange Action of the Balti more Collector.—The treasury depart ment is excited over the large number of new appointments, some seventy in num ber, just received from the new collector of the port of Baltimore for confirmation. None of these appointments are yet acted upon, for tho reason that it is charged that many of them are Democrats. The old employees discharged are said to bo most efficient servants of the government under the Thomas administration. Friends of the discharged forces are using every effort to have them restored. One of the strongest points they make is that the action of the new collector is a direct infringement of the civil service rules, and if sustained will sweep away the last remnant of that great clerical safeguard in Maryland. Centaur Liniment.— The great discovery of the age. There is no pain which the C-HTAca Limmknt will not relievo, no swelling which it will not subdue, and no lame ness which It will not cure. Thlß is sti ong language, hut it is true. It is no humbug; the recipe la printed around each bottle. A circular containing certificates of wonderful cures of rheumatism* neuralgia, lock-jaw, sprains, swellings, burns, scalds, caked-breast,poisonous-bites, frozen-feet gout, salt-rheum, ear-ache, kc, and the recipe of the Liniment will be sent gratis to any one. It is the most wonderful healing and pain-reliev ing agent the world has ever produced. It sells as no article ever before did sell, and It sells be cause it does just what it pretends to do. One bottle of the Cbntacb Linimext ior animals (yellow wrapper) is worth a hundred dollars for spavined, strained or galled horses and mules, and for screw-worm in sheep. No family or stock-owner can afford to be without Chnta™ Li.iisie.ni, J. B. Rose k Co., 63 Broadway New York. * Castoria.—ls more than a substitute for Oastor Oil. It is the only sttfe article in exis tence which is sure to regulate the bowels, cure wind-colic and produce nattual sleep. It is pleasant to take. Children need not cry and mothers may sleep. »•* Contentment and happiness reign in all households where Donley's Yeast Powder is used. Try it. Your grocer has it. Put up full weight. WANTS. WAiN lj_l.).— A COMPETENT BAR-KEEPER-wages »500 per year and bonrd. For further information call at CENTRAL HOUSE, my .'—.lt* No. 1408 Main Street. WANTED.-- "t^rou^hly" UNDERSTANDS HANDLING! WINES, MAK ING CHAMPAIGNE, Ac. Correspondence solicited. References given and required. SEND FOR REDUCED PRICE LIST of Wines and Brandies. Testimonials as to Ex cellence, kc. M. B. BUCK, ap 1/i—dsw&wlm* Front Royal. Va. W ANTED.~ Htt ,;xrr .'ne Pioneer Coal Company, Kanawha, I am now prepared to employ about TAVENTY-FIVE GOOD HANDS—miners preferred—to whom with families houses will be given. However, able-bodied men, who are willing to learn, can find employment. Churches and free schools are in the neighborhood. For further and full particulars apply to JAMES L. OAPSTON, Agent, at Mr. Mason's store, opposite the Old Mar ket, ap 17—lm RICHMOND k I'l TKitsiu-im R. R. Co Itii.-iiM ii.vn, Va., April 8, 187 S. I'HE SlMlll EXCURSION . TRAINS ON THIS ROAD WILL BE RESUMED ON SUNDAY, THK 13th INST., and continue until further notice. forth; ronnd ' ' P M ' Fare forthe round trip. «-£._ wyNNE President. i i v -> 111 ki: FURNITURE. Wo have now ou hand a large and superior stock of FURNITURE and MATTRESSES, made by the most experi enced workmen. All in need of goods in our line will nnd it to their interest t» examine our Stock.. Any Btyle of Furniture made to order. HARWOOD k RITTER. fe 19—ilAwflm Governor St. Richmond, Va. NOTICET TO ALL PERSONS WISHING FIXE IN SUIiANCE—THE RICHMONn BANKING AND INSURANCE COMPANY offer induce ments unsurpassed by any safe company, to in jure against loss by fire ot all kinds of property. They ask of their friends and the public to give them a call before insuring elsewhere. (lonsultyour own interest and insure with us T. B. STARKE, General Agent. J B. lUtis, President. Jqhw F. O. PnTTH. Secretary. FOR NEW YORK. THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship OLD DOMINION, Oapt. Walk-*, will Bail ou TUES- Freight received until in A. M. Freight received untU Saturday night. Through bills of lading signed, and gooda for warded with dispatch to all points—norm, south east and west. Close connections lnadn with Ou uard line for foreign ports. Passenger occommodaUons unsurpassed. Round Trip Tickets 80 CO GEO. W. ALLEN? & CO , Agenis, No. a Governor street. BY TELEGRAPH TO-DAY'S DISPATCHES. ILLINOIS. Terrible nisaster—Fall or n nrlcliro Willi •■oo Person- npon It—Fearful Losnor Lire, Ac. Dixon, Illinois, May s.—The iron bridge at this place cave way yesterday, with two hundred persons upon it, includ ing many women and children, who were gathered there to witness the ceremony of baptism. Thirty-two of the dead have already been rccoTercd. Twenty-four of those who were rescued ara injured, some fatally. It is feared that many others are under the ruins. The bodies of some of the victims were found six miles below. The total loss is esti mated at about ninety. MEXICO. Rnllrond Inturi-H«n—Tho CotTeo Trade CITY OF Mexico, April 28, via Havana, May 4. —The press reports of the success of the Rosecranz or Plumb railroad pros pects are contradictory. The Diario (offi cial) asserts that tho government has rejec ted" the narrow-gauge offer, and conse quently Rosecranz has nothing pending before the government. The Diario is known to be in the Plumb interest. The importation of coffee from Mexico to the United Slates is beginning to assume large proportions. The merchants expect great advantages fiom the line of steamers which is to be established between Vera Cruz and New Orleans. Congress is discussing amendments to the constitution, making further reforms. Gangs of woiUuien on the Texas and Pacific lailroaJ, have reached El Peso. The associated press of the capital pro poses to establish an asylum for superanu ated and indigent journalists. NEW YORK. Flanclal. New York, May s.—Stocks dull. Cold steady 11GJ. Money Arm 7to 7 coin. Exchange long, 8° ; short, 9J. Govern ments very quiet. State bonds sjteady. Kctnrn ol tbe Darien Expedition. New York, May s.—The members of the Darien Expedition were on the steamer rising Star, which arrived yesterday. They have surveyed a practicable route for a canal, which will be only twenty-eight miles long via the Atrato, Dognado and Nipai rivers, at an estimate expense of $70,000,000. The route involves a tunnel of three miles. Murine News. New York, May C. —Anived, steam ers City of Austin, Magnolia, Egypt, Ne vada, Rising Star and Oceanic. THE PACIFIC. * The Modoc Wnr. San Francisco, May 5.— No demon stration has been made on either side. Generals Davis, Hardie and Schofield are in the field. Nothing will be done until the arrival of the fourth inlantry from Little Rock and five troops of cavalry from Ari zona. New York, May s.—Lieutenant Yerga, with one hundred and twenty recruits, and some volunteers from Governor's Island who begged to be taken along-, Vt for the Modoc regions yesterday. WASHINGTON. Who Burned Columbia, South Caroli na, During (he Late WAr. Washington, May s.—Generals Sher man and Howard both testify before the American and British mixed commission that Columbia, South Carolina, was not fired by federal order or by federal troops, during the late war. INDIANA. Fatal Railroad Accident. Princeton, May s.—An excursion train hence for Mt. Carmel, Illinois, plunged down an eight foot embankment, last evening, turning the cars bottom up. A number of persons were seriously and some fatally hurt. MISSOURI. Murder In St. Leula. St. Louis, May s.—John Serliner killed John Lang this morning in order to prevent Lang's marriage, with his (Ser liner's) sister. MISCELLANEOUS. Twelve houses on Lafayette and Freret streets, New Orleans, were burned Satur day afternoon. Loss, $30,000. The funeral services ol the late James Brooks took place yesterday afternoon. Rev. Dr. If. A. Canigan was consecrated Bishop of Newark, N. J., in St. Pataick's cathedral yesterday morning, with imposing ceremonies. The special conference of the Mormon church assembled at Salt Lake yesterday. It is rumored that Brigham Young will re sign the presidency of the church during the session of tho conference. Gen. Davis arrived at tho lava beds Saturday. FOREIGN. i SPAIN. General IHickle* PrementM llio Joint Renoliition ol' the American «'■■■■- KroNH Madrid, May s.—General Sickles, last Friday, formally presented to the Spanish Ministry the joint resolution of tho Senate and House of Representatives of tho United States, congratulating the Spanish Gov ernment and people on the passage by the assembly of tlie bill abolishing slavery in the colonies. Ho was received with great The guard of honor was drawn up at tho entrance of tlie palace and 'presented arms a> the legation parsed in, and in the couit yard the band played national airs of Spain and the United States. General Sickles was met by Pres'de. t Figeura- and all the members of the government. Li presenting tb.3 resolutions, he con gratulated Spain upon the establishment of a republic and tho abolitim of slavery. Ihe last act would be received as a fresh proof of Spain's rcspcct for tho national rights of all men. President Figeuras replied with warm expressions of thanks. FRANCE. Paris, May --..--Admiral Regault De Genouilly is dead. Ho was minister of marine and colonies under Louis Napoleon ITALY. Rome, May .I.—The Pope has suffered a relapse and is again confined to his bed. SUNDAY NIGHTS D^SPATCHE^T WASHINGTON. Filling up the Bloody Chasm. Washington, May 4.—A committee from the two well known Chi r/ti fraterni ties of the north and south held sessions in this city Friday and Saturday and agreed upon terms of consolidation. The commit tee present on the pint of the northern order were Wm. Sulphcn, of New York ; Charles F. Kendry or Cooperstown, New York, and Otis C. Tiffany, of Washington ; and on the part of the southern order, Wm. F. Bishop, of Petersburg: Edmund Bland, of Wellville, and Meade Haskins, of Richmond, Virginin. This fraternity is the oldest college fra ternity in the country, having been organ ized in 1824, but a separation took place al the commencement of the late civil war, and the present movement is to again unite the northern and southern parts. *There are in all about five thousand members, with two chapters of past graduates, one of which is in Philadelphia, and the other in New York. MISSOURI. The 10i,_,-,„,i„„i! Coiiforcncc. St. Louis, May 4.—Forty-three mem bers of Congress, representing in part the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, >ebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, have already accepted invi tations to participate in the congressional conference which is to meet here on the thirteenth instant. Only six of those in vited have so far declined, and they solely because of important business engagements. Capt. James B. Eades, Captain W. Gould, Captain A. Scudder, and G. B. Allen have been appointed a special committee to report in detail the wants of the Mississippi Valley requiring congressional attention on. A request has been received from New Orleans that each chamber of commerce or like organization in the Mississippi Valley b e invited to send delegations to the conference. It has been decided that Joseph Brown, mayor of this city, shall be president of the conference. LOUISIANA. Ta\ Hi-.1-1 iiim •n, Iberia Parish—Me tropolitans in St. Martinsville. New Iberia, May 3.—The citizens of Iberia parish organized a tax resisting as sociation to-day. The meeting was very enthusiastic, and was addressed by several members of the bar, who oilercd their ser vices free of charge. Resolutions were adopted endorsing Governor McEnery, re pudiating Kellogg, and urging resistance to the usurper's collection of taxes. A company of Metropolitans from New Orleans left here this morning for St. Mar tinsville. After an uninterrupted march of ten miles they entered the town and took possession of the court-house without opposition. MEETINGS. eT~ BERS OF CHARITY LODGE, W NO. 9, A. F. AND A. MASONS, are /VN hereby summoned to attend the stated meeting of the Lodge on TUESDAY EVENING, attheir Lodge Room, at 7 o'clock. Business of impor tance to be transacted. By order of the W. M. W. H. L. COMB', my 6—2t Secretary. STOCK BROKERS, 'I'll i\\ I'AYII'S. FOR SALE—COUPONS RECEIVABLE FOR TAXES aud all dues to the State. R. H. MAl'ItY k CO., ap 22—dsw&wtf No. 1014 Main street 4760 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir- In the matter nf Edward D. Young, bank rupt—iv bankruptcy. To Whom It May Concern—The undersigned, Wm. H. Allderdice, bf Richmond Va., hereby gives notice of his appointment lis assignee of the estate of Edwaid D. Young, of Charles city co., snid district, who was on the 4th day of April, _»!., 1878, adjudged a bankrupt on his own by the District Oourt of Bald district. Dated Richmond, April 30,1873. WM. H. ALLDERDICE, my a-saw Assignee. 4691) TN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI. JL TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir ginia. In the matterof James W. Hamilton, bank rupt —in bankruptcy. At Richmond, Va., this 18th day of April, 1873. To Whom it May Concern—The undersigned, Wm. B. Matthews, of Richmond city, aud State of Virginia, hereby gives notice of his ap pointment us assignee of the estate of James W.Hamilton, of the county of Honrico in said district; and who was, to-wit, on the 7th day of of March, 1878, adjudged a bankrupt upon the petitionof himself, by the District Court of the United States, for said District, Dated at Richmond, the isth day of April, 1873. WM. II MAT'IHEWS, an 22—Tn'w Assignee FOR MALE CHEAP, ON LONG TIME, oue of the BEST FARMS In Fairfax Comity. Two-thirds open laud, one-third good young TIMBER. Oak and Pine. New HOUSE of seven rooms, modern built; well, stables, tobacco barn, and several tenant This farm contains about SIX HUNDRED ACRES, and borders tho Potomac River nearly three-fourths of a mile. The suil is dry loam, with a 'few sandy spots ; adapted especially to grass, corn, tobacco, trucking, and fruit-growing. It would make a flue DAIRY FARM. It is located twenty-two miles south of Wash ington, near a steamboat lauding, and four miles from a station on tho railroad from Wash ington and Richmond Good Mehiiig privileges and neighborhood pleasant. PRICE: *13,etXI. Enquire at de-Q-lf STATE JOURNAL OFFICE. BATKS OF ADVERTISING. ONE DOLLAR per equare of eifht line* solid nonpareil. SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or t,» OFFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER division of the Atlantic! Nit— York Citt, May 1, His. I)KOPOSAI.S FOR mi'kiii>ti:mii:-ts ~,..', ° ~<iKS ANI) f OR ENCLOSING i\. A .V, I ;£ c AT NATIONAL MILITARY OEM r.Ir HIES. Soaled pioposala in triplicate, with a copy of this advertisement attached to each, will be re ceived at this office until SATURDAY, MAY 31 at noon, for Urn following work at the nntional military cemeteries named, viz • SUPERINTENDENT'S LODGE, of brick or alone,ai Grafton, West Virginia. ENCLOSING WALLS, ol brick or atone, or iron railings, at Grafton, West Virginia Cul pepper, Fort Monroe, and Fredericksburg, Vir ginia, and White Hall, near Bristol, Pennsylva nia. Copies of plans and specifications, may be seen at the Quartermasters' offices in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Fort Monroe, and at the cemeteries. The work will be inspected by a competent en gineer, and a strict compliance with tho terms of ihe contract will be required. Envelopes containing proposals will be en dorsed " Proiiosuls for Superintendents' Lod ges," or I'ropisnls for permanent enclosures lor national cemeteries, as the case may bo, and addressed to tile undersigned. BUFUS INOALLS, Colonel nnd Assistant Quartermater General. Brevet Major General, Unied States Army, Chief Quartermaster. May a—6t UNITED (sTATES ENGINEER OFFICE,] 311 STORY, UMON HANK BUIL'G, ) FAYETTE, NEAR CHARLES ST.. f Baltimore, Md., May nth, 1873 j PROPOSALS FOR ADNITIONAL 111; t 111.1 Mi |-j THK Appomattox River, below Petersburg, Va , will r« received until neon of Jnne, Bth, 1573. And opened immediately thereafter. The rlirhi. to reject any Md is reserved. Blank Forms, Specification, and any desired information can be had on application ai this office. WM. P. CRAIQHILL, my 6—6t Major of Engineers, U. S. A. MUSIC, fee. SHEET MUSIC'! SHEET MUSIC 1 GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES. I have now on hand (and receiving dally) the largest and most complete Ftoclt of SHEET MUSIC to be found in tlie city, which I am sell ing at retail fur ONE-FOURTH LESS THAN PUBLISHERS' PRICES. Music from any catalogue in the United States or Europe ordered and same discount allowed. Mbo a lot of damaged Music at 6 cents per sheet. Musical Instruments of every kind at less than New York retail prices. Give me a call and be convinced. Teachers will be allowed one-third discount. O. F. JOHNSTON, Music and News Dealer, fe 28—dswhwsm 818 Main Street. HBNttV A. WTATT. HBO. A. HIHOa. WYATT & MINOR, w*. RICHMOND MUSIC EMPORIUM, ■£_(* 817 BROAD STREET, BETWEEN EIGHTH AND NINTH. We beg to inform our friends and the public generally that WE HAVE OPENED A FIRST CLASS MUSIC STORE AT No. 817 BROAD STREET, where we will keep constantly on hand a choice selection of Sheet Music, Music Books, Musical Instruments, and Musical Merchandise of every description, Stationary, Blauk Books, Views, Chromos, Pictures, Frames, kc, kc. Daily, Weekly and Monthly papers from all parts of the world. General Agents lor the celebrated Marshall k Smith PIANOS, "Estey," Pearl and Sterling ORGANS, which we sell at prices to suit the times. N. B.—We have a lot of sholf-worn Music at two, three, five and ten cents per copy. fe 27—8 m BANKS. FREEDMAN'S UtVM AND TEUST COMPANY, CHARTERED BY CONGRESS 1866. Tbhth Stbbbt, betwkbn Main Ann Hank Stbbbtb. DEPOSITS OF FIVE CENTS AND UPWARDS RECEIVED. INTEREST COMPOUNDED TO JULY AND JANUARY at the rate of six per cent, per anuum. (9*Open dally from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M., and on SATURDAYS from 9 A M. to 8 P. M. CHARLES SPEWOER. mh 30—tl Pannier LIQUORS. BEARD & CO., WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEA LERS AND RECTIFIERS, Have on hand a full assortment of MOUNTAIN and RYE WHISKIES, Foreign and Domestic GINS, BRANDIES and WINES. 1313 OAKY STREET, RICHMOND. VA. se 17—d&wlv — , ;~ REAL ESTATE AGENTS. pxxauox • jritooQ&r REAL ESTATE AGENTS, Corner 10th and Bank Streets, Have on books for sale A LARGE NUMBER OF VERY DESIRABLE FARMS, in all sec tions of the s tne. and some excellent MIN ERAL PROPERTY. We also have some of the. most desirable REAL ESTATE in the city. All business placed in our hands wi 1 be prompily attended to, and on reasonable terms. . mh 22—3 m WAGES ALL WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK. Any person, old or young, of either sex, can make from *i 0 to $50 per week, at home or in conn-ction with other business. Wanted by all. Suitable to either City or Country, and any season of the year. This is a rare oppor tunity for those who are out of work, and out of money, to make an independent living. No capital being required. Our pamphlet, "HOW TO MAKE A LIVING," giving full instruc tions, sent on receipt of 10 cents Address, A. BURTON k CO., Morrisania, Westchester, Co., N. Y. AGENTS everywhere to sell our new and W A NTHTi novel Embroidering Machine, send " An **-''' for Illustrated Circular, to the McKen Manufacturing Company, 309 Broadway New York. THE PARLOR COMPAMON Every Lady wants one ! Every Man ought to have one I I Sent on receipt of Ten Cents. Address, L. F. HYDE k CO., 196 Seventh Avenue, New York. liO-l-TIIIV rURRI loTsiGNALs!™"™ * Sent on receipt of 25 els Unique Prin lug aud Publishing House, 3d Vesey Street, New York. The llrckwilli $20 Portable Family SewlM Muiliine, on 30 Days Trial; many advanta ges over all. Satisfaction guaranteed, or *20 re funded. Pent complete, with full directions. Beckwith Sewing Machine Co., 8»2 Broadway, New York. at THK MOW KLISTII; TRUSS. An Impor tant Invndion. It. retains the Rupture at all times, and under ihe hardest exercise or severest strain. It is worn with comfort, and if kept on night and day, effects a permanent cure in a few weeks. Sold cheap, and sent by Mail when re quested, ciiculars free, when ordered by letter sent to The Elastic Truss Co , No. 683 Broad way, N. Y. City. Nobody uses Metal Spring Trusses; too painful; they slip off Wo frequently my 2—dood&weowly THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Widows and Orphans of the Southern States. IHbtribiitios No 310. Evßmmi, May 8. 16 111 77 24 20 2 3.1 6ti 53 3 tftl 38 IHs-ißiHtmoN No. 311. MoßNiitu. Mny 6 14 20 21 24 68 51 26 74 371n Ijjl 42 Witness mv hand, at Klcnmond, va., tins 6th iiv of May, 1873. SIMMONS 4 CO., O. Q. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pur chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the Branch office. No. 9 Twelfth atraet. three doors from Main.