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DAILY, SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLY No. »12 l-a Main Street, Kichmond, Va. Teams 1 DAILY—SO per year | six months, $3 i three months, $I.l*o ; one month, 50 cents. SEMI-WEEKLY— S2.SO per year; six months $1.3.1; three months, 75 cents. WEEKLY— SI.SO per year; six months, 75 WEEKLY and SSMI-WIEEKLY JOURNAL Vlubs at extremdtj 10.0 rates. SPECIAL NOTICES. HOUSES, LOTS AND FARMS SOLD, LEASED OR RENTED. BONDS, STOCKS AND MORTGAGES BOUGHT AND SOLD ON COMMIS SION. LOANS NEGOTIATED ON REAL ES TATF: AND OTHER COLLATERAL SECURITY. REAL ESTAIE AND COMMERCIAL PAPER NEGOTIATED. RICHARDSON *CO.. Real Estare Agents, Brokers and Auctioneers, 1113 Main Street. GEORGE W. ~u^NES~ DENTAL SURGEON, OFFICE No. 711, BETWEEN SEVENTH AND EIGHTH, FRANKLIN STREET. Has fresh liquid gas for PAINLESS EX TRACTION of teeth. Having best materials, ample facilities and 26 years experience, is pre pared to gently and thoroughly Fill, Oleanae, Regulate and Extract the natural teeth and lins.rt artificial ones on any ma'erial desired. All work warranted. my l-6in MRS. JOHN~~P. BALLARD WISHES TO TAKE BOARDERS FUR THE SPRI.VG, SUMMER AND FALL MONTHS. -Jan accommodate two unall families. The Siouse is a new one, pleasantfv 1 -cater! IJ. miles Irmo the city, anil the accommodation train on nhe Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac irallroad stops at the place daily at Sl* o'c'oek a. lm.; returning, leaves Richmond al. 4 o'clock, p. m. Addioss JOHN P. BALLARD, Richmond, Va. CHURCH COMMITTEES TAKE NOTICE.-GAS FIXTURES and CHANDP2- LIEES.REBRONZED and REPAIRED—made to look as good as new—by DANIEL O'DONNELL, 818 Broad Street. H. MCCORMICK'S MAMMOTH AUCTION ABU COMMISSION HOUSE, 1414 MAIN ST., RICHMOND DAILY SALES at 10 A. M. and 754 P. M. of Clothing, Fancy Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Crockery, Gassware, and all kinds of Furniture, HousefurnishingGoods, Ac, Ac. 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 oirered to Coun try Merchants. Consignments solicited* Out door sales punctually attended to. mh 28—3 m 3. C. BROWOOII. B. P. CBBNSBAW. REDWOOD & CRENSHAW, GENERAL AUCTION AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 1420 MAIN STREET. RICHMOND, Va. CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED. mh 28—3 m IsEINiViHREAD ! SEINE THREAD! Having a large lot of Seine Thread of all qualifies 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 snined to have a new suply of fresh Seine Thread every season). Also ou hand and for ■ale 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, kc L. LICHTENSTEIN. Importer of Seine Thread, Nos. 1703 ana 1707 Franklin street, between Seventeenth and Eighteenth streets. OEDERS FOR HAUL SEINES will be re v :eived s*?.d furnished at short notice for factory prices. ~5507000._ "Will be distributed this year to the subscri bers for the AMERICAN WORKING PEO PLE, a large quarto, 16 page Monthly, costing but 11.60 per year. It gives a premium to every subscriber, varying from 25 cents in value up to ♦2, l|>6, $10, $20, $:00, i_oo, and $600 in Green backs, besides Watches, Sewing Machines, ■ Parlor Organs and numerous other premiums lof value. Send for specimen and circulars to CAPRON k CO., mh 6—3 m Pittsburg, Pa. WANTS. WANTED.--\h^oug^? W.NDERVrANDS HANDLING WINES, MAK ING OHAMPAIGNE, Ac. Correspondence solicited. References given and required. SEND FOR REDUCED PRICE LIST of Wines and Brandies. Testimonials as to Ex cellence, fee. M. B. BUCK. ap 16—dsw&wlm* Front Royal. Va. "W ANTED.-- Ha :ger; ce r _. Vioneer Coal Company, Kanawha. I am now prepared to employ about TWENTY-FIVE OOOD 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. lor further and full particulars apply to JAMES L. CAPSTON, Agent, ait Mr. Mason's store, opposite the Old Mar *__. an 17—lm WINES AND LIQUORS. ______ 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. 1813 CARY STREET, RICHMOND, VA. se 17—dAwlv . FOE RENT AND SALE. The LEASE AND FURNITURE of a hot. 1, 'in a town of three or four thousand inhabitants. The fcotel is doing a good bur.ine.j_i) with thirty to forty BOARDERS, which could be easily doubled in number at a fair price; transient custom sufficient to nil the house ; there are sixty to seventy looms in the house. A good chance fur any one who wishes to engage iv the business For name and location enquire at the OFFICE OF STATE JOURNAL. ap 30 —d&Bwlm* _„_____„___ FURNITURi. We 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 find it to their interest to examine our Stock. Any style of Furniture made to order. HARWOOD k RITTER. fe 19—d&w-in Governor St. Richmond, Va. I I>. nili of *li-. Chase. We are again called upon to announce the death of an eminent American citizen and statesman, Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the United States, who breathed hia lasrthis morning at ten o'clock, in the city of New York, Mr. Chase, as is well known, has been in ill health for some time past, but the public mind was scarce ly prepared to hear of his death. His name and fame are familiar to the civilized world. No public man in the world perhaps has a wider celebrity. As governor of Ohio before the war he gained credit as an ex ecutive officer of the finest "bility, and as a cabinet minister afterwards won renown unsurpassed by any of his predecessors. His name is iudissolubly connected with the present currency of tho country—" green backs"—which were first issued while he was Secretary of tho Treasury. In IS(U he was appointed to the exalted judicial station, which he occupied at the time of his death, by Mr. Lincoln. He was sixty five years of age. An Immense Bed of American Umber.—There has been found in Eldred township, this county, an immense bed of the finest umber. It is in the Mahantongo valley, about ten miles from Ashland. The discovery of this valuable mineral has tended to raise the value of property in that section of tho county, and will open up a new branch of industry. To those of our readers who are not familiar with the properties of the ore, a shoit de scription of it may bo interesting. Umber, according to Chambers, is a mineral used as a pigment, and is a variety of the iron ore called haimatito, consisting chiefly of oxide of iron, with some oxide of manga nese, siheia, alumnia, and water. It is of a dark brown color, soft and earthy, and has a conchroidal fracture. It imbibes water freely and falls to pieces like newly burnt lime. When roasted it becomes reddish brown in color, and in that state can be used as an artist's color. It is also used for coloring porcelain.— Poltscille (Pa.) Transcript. A Letter from Sonoma county in the San Francisco Bulletin says that an impor tant change has taken place in the geysers recently, and that now they exhibit a greater display of fiery activity than has been known since 1859. A real geyser is now shot up from the Witches' caldron to a height of about forty-two feet above the surface, and it is said that it would rise much higher were it not for overhanging rocks which are in its way. The water in the caldron maintains a temperature of '_;b2 degrees Fahrenheit; dense volumes of steam are continually ascending into the air, and warm work is going on all through the Geyser Canon. __ ■> A curious and beautiful ell'ect was produced by one of the ice-making ma chines built lately in Philadelphia. This was a cake of manufactured ice, in the cen tre of which, completely inclosed by the translucent material, was a bouquet of fresh .lowers. Every leaf and flower was per fectly visible, while the brilliancy of the colors was enhanced by the refraction through the ice. This specimen of sum mer entombed in winter was produced by the Careammonia process, a French inven tion, under which these machines are operated. The internal revenue assessors who go out of office on the 20th instant, under the late law, die hard. Many are claiming a right of existenco for one month and ten days longer, as the operation of the act is not compulsory till the end of June, and think it unfair in Commissioner Douglass to hasten their official demise. Photooraphs at Frayser's Gal lhet—card size, *._ per dozen; large size, $1. ••> Photographs at Fray'ser's Gal i.bst are executed in the best style. IS' Fray"ser's Gallery, opposite the Postolllce, is crowded every day from 8 o'clock in the morning to 5 o'clock in the af ernoon . • «•* Call at Frayser's Gallery. Cai.i. at Fbayseb's Gallery Call at Fbatsib's Gallebi . IS* Dooley's Yeast Powder is con venient, economical and always reliable. No waste of food prepared with it, as it is always of the best quality. r»i Attention, Ladies.—ln answer fe the many inquiries about Mas. Reynolds, of Philadelphia, whose advertisement appeared in our columns a short time ago, we will say that she has recovered from her late illness, and has ttken rooms at No. ay 5 * Fourth street, between Broad and Marshall, where she is prepared to exhibit and give instructions in the use of "Corn well's self-fitting waist and shoulder chart." We need not desciibe this great improvement on the old method of cutting and fitting ladies' dresses, babques. saeques, kc, as we understand Mas. Reynolds will take pleasure in cutting dress linings, patterns, kc, free of charge, for any ladles who desire to test the advantages of this method. The ladies of this city are invited to call and see her during the few days she will be in the city. «c» Centaur Liniment.— The great discovery of tho age. There is no pain which theOEKTAOB Ll-UHBHT will not relieve, no swelling which it _. will not subdue, and no lame ness which it will not cure. This is stiong language, but It is true. It is no humbug; the recipe is 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, &c, and tho recipe of the Liniment will be sent gratis to any one. His the most wonderful healing and pain-rellev lng agent the world has ever orodueed. 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 Cektaor Linibent for 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 Cextaub Liniment J. B Rose k Co., MS Broadway New York. «s» Oastoria.—ls more than a substitute for Castor Oil. It is the only safe article in exis tence which is sure to regulate the bowels, cure wind-colic and produce natural sleep. It Is pleasant to take. Children need not cry and mothers may sleep. LOCAL MATTERS. The '• State Journal " will be rl-livererl tbe same evening -.1 publication in any purl of Hie cily or Manchester by reliable curriers. If neincmiilnr.il. ens is b-l'i nt our ofllce. I>l2 1-2 viinii street, and in Pelersbura If nir with our agent there; mill cminlwuys be found on s«le In this city at C. F. Johnston's, HIS Hum street; Wyutl & Minor's, Sl7 llronrl street; News *innrl nt l-'orrl's hotel ; l.eon Schanp's I 10*2 vtiiin street, mirl at our counter. HoI.A'WOOD.— The stockholders of the Hollywood cemetery association held their annual meeting yesterday. Since the last annual meeting tho number of inter ments has been 446, of which 22 were re moved from other cemeteries. Number of sections sold during the year, 47 ; total number of lot-holders to date, 1 ,(iOB. As the demand fur new sections increases new areas will be laid off and put in con dition for sale. The treasurer's report shows the financial condition of the asso ciation to be favorable. A resolution was passed authorizing the treasurer to adver tise a reward of fifty dollars for the detec tion and conviction of any person for pil fering flowe** anil shrubbery planted upon graves. The following directors were elected: Messrs. Corbin Warwick, W, 11. Haxall, 0. T. Wortham, J. 11. Gardner, Wellington Goddin, John L. Bacon, Henry Exalt, Alfred T. Harris, and Thomas I). Queries. Immediately after ihe adjourn ment of the stockholders the board of di rectors met and re-elected Mr. R. 11. Hax all president, and Mr. James 11. Gordon secretary and treasurer. Contracts for, Alms-house Sup plies.—The contracts for the following supplies for the city al ins-house lor the en suing quarter were awarded yesterday afternoon to the persons named: ISeef, $7.50 per hundred, J. W. Braver ; shoul ders, B|c. per pound, G. I). Pearman ; sides, Kijc. per pound, G. I). Pearman; flour (R. I.), per barrel, $9, G. I). Pear man ; meal, 83c. per bushel, Henry New man ; rice, '9Jc. per pound, William Jenkins ; coffee, '23c. per pound, William Jenkins ; sugar (A) 12c. per pound, G. D. Pearman; sugar (1!) It)Jc. per pound, Wil liam Jenkins; vinegar, 2~c. per gallon, William Jenkins ; soap, ojc, per pound, Joseph Shoock; salt, $2.4" per sack, G. U. Pearman ; molasses, 28c. per gallon, William Jenkins ; herrings, (North Caro lina), $4.00 per barrel, William Jenkins. Up the Canal.—A party of about thirty gentlemen left in a special packet at ten o'clock this morning, on an inspection tour up the canal. The party consists of Senator Ltigene Oasserlv, of California; Senator Thomas F. Bayard, of Delaware ; Col. Carrington, president of the James River and Kanawha canal company ; Hon. J. Ambler Smith, member of Congress from this district; 11. VV. Wright, esq., of The State Journal, and other gentle men of the city press and citizens interested in the completion of our great water line to the west. They will proceed as far as the five mile lock, and will probably return to the city before night. In a day or two Sena tors Casserly and liayard, accompanied b3' a party of practical gentlemen from hero will leave by tho Chesapeake and Ohio railroad for the White Sulphur Spiings, and will view such portions of the proposed route along New river as they may deem practicable. Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The Staunton Spectator has the following, which is, in substance, just what was said in The State Journal several months ago: "From what we have learned from a reliable source we can inform the public that within a year it is contemplated to ex tend the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad to Newport News, and that by running in connection with the Allen line of steamers it will be able to transport European im migrants destined for the western states at cheaper rates than is now charged by northern roads, it will not be long before the coffee trade will be again established in Richmond as it was before the war. The completion of this railroad is destined to work wonders for the interests of this state, whilst it will be of benefit to tho western states." Leaving the State.—Seven young gentlemen from Albemarle purchased tickets to-day via the Baltimore and Ohio 1 railroad for San Francisco. They pur chased tickets from James L. Waldrop, esq., the indefatigable southern agent of that line. While we are pleased to see Mr. Waldrop doing a good busines for his road, we nevertheless regret to chronicle the departure from our state, by any line, of young men who possess the energy and means for the development nf her re sources. Hundreds who have returned to the old state after years of tpil in the west testify to the superior advantages which Virginia possesses over any other portion of the country. An Important Paper Missing.— When the special council committee, con sisting of .Messrs. V\ hitlock, Lipscomb, Starke, Cottrell, and Jones, to whom was referred the address of President Wynne, arraigning certain persons for au attempt to bankrupt the city and obtain the gas works, met for the purpose of investiga ting the charges, they lound that the docu ment was missing, and could nut be found "high or low." If we mistake not, Mr. Wynne has opened tlie way for fine de velopments. Narrow Escape from Drowning. While two little boys were playing near the Norfolk steamboat landing yesterday, one of them, named Albert Langsledt, son of Dr. A. 11. Langsledt, aged about six years, was accidentally pushed into the river. A young sailor, named Robinson, belong ing to the schooner Fagle, heroically risked his own life to save the little fellow from drowning. He brought him safely to shore, thus earning the grateful thanks of tho boy's parents. Nuisances.—We call the attention of the city authorities to the dead dogs and sturgeon heads that are strewn along the bank of the river from Mnyo's warehouse to tho old bone mill. We hope the police men will keep a sharp look out for the parties who commit such nuisances, and when caught that they will be dealt with to the full extent of the law. Such action is outrageous. We believe the tine is not less than $50. Mortuary Report.—Number of deaths in the city during the week ending Saturday, May J, 20. Of these, one was occasioned by small-pox. But one case of variolous disease was reported lor the week ending on the Oth, that being small pox. Jackson Warii. —The Republicans of Jackson ward will bold a meeting at the Third-street Methodist church on Friday night next at S o'clock. A full attendance is desired, as business of great importance will come up for consideration. LOCAL MH I s The weather seems to have settled again. Lewis Webb, an old citizen of Richmond, d ed about six o'clock yesterday evening. The council committee on schools will visit the public free schools of the city to morrow morning. The Philharmonics will probably give their last concert of the season some night next week. Some malicious person has broken down a young shade tree on tho west side of Ninth street, between Broad and Marshall. Goods to the value of $20, l. I )5.oO were imported from foreign countries by Rich mond merchants (luring the month of April. The iron railing around Capital Square, fronting Capitol street, which was injured a few days ago by coming in contact with a horse, has been repaired. The acts of the last General Assembly will all have been printed and distributed by the superintendent of public printing within the next ten days. The Blues Anniversary.—We return thanks to Lieut. T. H. Blankenship, Corporal Isaac Newman, and Private F. P. Burke, committee, for an invitation to attend the 84th anniversary celebration of the Richmoud Light Infantry Blues, which takes place Saturday next. After the parade the company, with invited guests, wiil take dinner at tho pump-house at .'! p. m. Sent On.—Miles K-cho, charged with maliciously and feloniously stri king William McCauly with a stick of wood with the intention of killing him, without cause or provocation, had a hear ing before Justice White this morning, and was sent on to the hustings court. Bailed in the sum of $"00. A Slight Mistake.—By an inadver tency we yesterday evening credited the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad com pany with the purchase of tho Richmond and York River railroad. We meant to refer to the Richmond and Chesapeake railroad company, which is the name of tho new company just organized. Conservative State Committee. Tlie Conservative state central committee met at the Capitol today at noon, and after an informal consultation, adjourned until 8 o'clock this evening, when' the place for holding the next convention will be select ed, if the rope does not break. Meeting op the Bar.—There will be a meeting of the Richmond bar at the United States court-room, custom-house at ten o'clock to-morrow morning, to take such action as may be deemed proper con cerning the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chaie, whose unexpected death is an nounced to-day. Hustings Court.—Charles Washing ton was tried on the charge of felonious assault, found guilty, and sentenced to con finement in the city jail twelve months, and fined $20. The case of George W. Smith was then taken up, and was in pro gress when we went to press. Bankrupts.—The following petitions have been filed in the office of W. W. Forbes, register in bankruptcy: W. T. Hatch-To, New Kent; Humphrey Hudgins, Mathews;; W. W. Futwell, Amelia ; Josiah Wilson, Charles City. United States Circuit Court.— The following cases were disposed of: Johnston vs. Smith, dismissed agreed. Bryan vs. trustee, from the circuit court of Spottsylvania, mandamus dismissed. Charles Bryan vs. Ficklin and others, dis missed. False Alarm op Firb.—The alarm of fire at a quarter to 4 o'clock was occa sioned by experiment with box 34, which has been removed from Ninth and Hank to Rocketts to take the place of box 12. Marshall Ward.—The Republicans of Marshall ward will hold a meeting to night at 8 o'clock, and it is hoped that there will be a full attendance as business of importance will come up. Temperature.—The following is the range of the thermometer at 0. F. Jolin tsou's news and music store, 918 Main street, for to-day : At 9a. in. 54 ; 12 m. 00; 3 p. m. 00. Personal.-Thomas 11. Slandford, jr., contracting freight agent of the Balti more and Ohio railroad, is in the city, stopping at Ford's. $25 lIEWARD.ro7 T b^ day morning, about 11 o'clock a. m., a German who pronounces English very well, who has been in my employment about a fortnight, left my house with a COVERED SPRING WAGON WITH A BLACK MULE AT TACHED TO IT, and two milk cans, and neither he. wagon nor mule has been seen since. 1 will Rive *2* for bis apprehension with the mule and wagon, or lor the mule and wagon without him. He is a man of medium height, light hair, and moustache, no beard. He says that he came from Louisiana in the war as a soldier, and was badly wounded, and I am tnbl he has many w uiiils upon his person. He says he was employed for some time by Miss Van Lew, and brought a certificate of good character from her. The man's name is Alfonse Arnault my 6— et JAMES LYONS. THE SOUTHS S^^SSOoiATION. RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Widows and Orphans of the Souihern States. lIiBTBiBPTioN No. 814. Eveniso, May 6. 30 48 20 13 .11 42 ■» 46 28 73 i3~M Dih.ribi.tion No. SIS .YloH-iNo. May 7. "23 40 61 9 4- til 78 1 jj 24 7li 111 Wnuee. my fc-i.d, at Kirfimoiirl, va., illib 7th Jay of May, 1873. SIMMONS 4 (JO., O. 0.. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pnr chased from Captain W. I. IIAUNEY, at tb» liruu-h olUca, No. 8 Twelfth street, doors from "Tale FOR SEW YORK. THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship WYA NOKE, Capt. COOOH, wUI sail on FRIDAY, May 9, at 1 o'clock p. m. Pi-eight received until 12 m. Through bills of lading signed, and goods for warded with dispatch to all points—north, south east and west. Close connections made with Cu nard line for foreign ports. Passenger accommodations unsurpassed. Fare |_ 00 Steerage 6 110 Round Trip Tickets 20 CO For freight or passage, apply to », OEO W. ALLEN, k CO , Agents my 7— 91 No. 3 Oovernor street. GRAPE BOXEsT^ The subscriber Is prepared to furnish Grape Boxes of the most improved pattern, and of ihe various sizei needed for the shipment of grapes 10 the Eastern and Northern markets. Tney are made of the best timber, and two year's use lias proved their great durability and value. They will be furnished on liberal terms. Early 1.-oi re. pondein-e solicited. J. W. PORTER, Charlottesville, Va- BY TELEGRAPH i ,— --TO-DAY'S DISPATCHES. LOUISIANA. Th. True Condition or III.Im Hi. < Ih- Statue ir < linn a Fizzle. Washington, May 7.—A special to The Chronicle from New Orleans dated May G, says General Badger, chief of the Metropolitan police, and "one hundred and twenty militia took possession of the court-house at St. Martinsville on Monday, and installed tho officers of the Kellogg gov ernment. Deblonie and some three hun dred men vacated and ietired to the rear of the town. Monday night pickets exchanged shots, and two of tho Kellogg men stragg ling round town were wounded. No other engagement occurred. A reinforcement of fifty men gone on this morning—fifty mili tia cavalry to-night. The malcontents here at New Orleans called for a muster meeting at the Clay statue, with the view of creating an ex citement, but it was emphatically a "fiz zle." Governor Kellogg has control of pub lic affairs, and the opposition to his govern ment will soon be ended. New Orleans, May 7.—Forty Metro- J politans have arrived at Brashear city. There were no negroes in the city. Advices from St. Martinsville are threat ening. Several gun store.- in this city have been robbed. It is stated that General Emery has con sented to send a company ot troops to pro tect the Metropolitans at St. Martinsville JiKWYOKH. i'iuniirlnl. New York, May 7.—Stocks firm. Gold steady, 117 L Money firm, 7 to 7 coin. Exchange, long 108" ; short, 109". Governments dull and steady. State bonds t|tiiet. Rcalli or liilcr Justice < hase. New York, May 7.—Chief "ustice Chase died this morning of paralysis Both his daughters and Senator Sprague were at his bedside. Nuns Items. New York, May 7.—The legislature has appointed a joint committee to repre sent the State of New York before the United States Senate committee on trans portation routes to the seaboard. Fowler & Slocuin, dry goods merchants, have failed. Their liabilities amount to $500,000. James E. Hayes, lessee of the Olympic theatre, is dying. The superior court denies a new ti ial to Stokes, and affirms the judgment of tho lower court. The widow of the late Major-General John E. Wool, is dead, aged 86 years. Hon. Oakes Ames is gradually weaken ing. Only three of the ship Tennyson, wrecked on the 22d of Febiuary, were saved. They floated eight days on a piece of the wreck. ILLINOIS. Fatal Explosion. Chicago, May 7. —Four persons were killed heie yesterday by the explosion of a lard-rendering tank. Two others were severely scalded. Tlie Dixon Ili-lilge Horror. Dixon, May 7.—The work of- raising the spans of the bridge in order to recover such bodies of the victims as might be under the wreck, has been a failure owing to the rottenness of the spans, which broke before they were sufficiently raised to do any good. NORTH CAROLINA. ICc|>iilillciiu Gains In North Carolina. New York, May C—A special to The Times, from Raleigh, of the sth, says : "The annual election for municipal officers took place throughout the state to-day. In this city the entire Republican ticket, for mayor and commissioners, was elected by majorities ranging from 300 to 700, a Republican gain of 500." PENNSYLVANIA. I in..-- Icon Sunday-School Union, PHILADELPHIA, May 7.—The forty ninth annual meeting of the American Sunday-school Union is in session here. Rev. M. D. Hoge, of Richmond, Va., is among the orators. AUSTRIA. Fatal Railroad Accident— Twenty Per sons "tilled mill Forty Wounded. Vienna, May 7.—Twenty persons were killed and forty wounded by a rail road accident near Pesth yesterday. Six cars were demolished. NOVA SCOTIA. The Last ol' the Atlantic. HALIFAX, May 7.—The wreck of the Atlantic has been completely blown up. Fourteen bodies were recovered on Sunday aud Monday. But few valuables were found. • TENNESSEE. Destructive Fire. Louisville, Ky., May 7.—Tie entire business portion of Paris, Tennessee, has been destroyed by tire. Loss $100,000. INDIANA. Municipal Elections. Indinapolis, May 7.—The Democrats elect their mayor by 378 majority. The othor city officers aro Republican by from ISO to 500 majority. MI.I-.01 111 Troops ror the -l.nl,re War. St. Louis, May 7.—Five car loads of in fantry have passed through this city en route for the Modoc war. NEW JERSEY. Pardon Refused. Trenton, May 7.—The court of par don's after long consideration have re fused to pardon Luscignani. ARKANSAS. Suspension. Little Rock, May 7.—The Arkansas insurance company has suspended. MISCELLANEOI'S. The special jury empanelled to inquire mto the mental condition of George Francis Tram have returned a verdict to the effect that he is no w sane, and was sane at the time he made the scandalous publications for which he has been indicted. The prosecu tion will now proceed. A ship arrived at Queenstown yesterday, which repoits having passed a large Ameri can ship on fire. Tlie burning vessel had apparently been abandoned. Has there been another horrible disaster ? The Federal Council at Geneva has issued an order forbidding the residence of the Duchess of Madrid in Switzerland, and instructing the police authorities to expel all Carlist agents from the country. President Grant spent yesterday at Ge neva lake as the guest of Charles L. Wilson, of the Chicago Evening Journal, in com pany with Lieutenant-General Sheridan, General Anson Stager, of the Western Union telegraph, and several other promi nent friends. Tho twenty-fourth annual meeting of tho American Medical association commenced at St. Louis yesterday, three hundred and fifty delegates being present, representing nearly every state in the Union. The bus iness of the session will consist mainly of reports by special committees on subjecfi of interest to tho medical profession. • ———— — FOREIGN. RUSSIA St. Petersburg, May 7.—Official dis patches state that the Khan of Khcva of ■ ers unconditional surrender to the Rus sian demands. SPAIN. Madrid, May 7.-A bind of drlists, commanded by Don Alphonsol is sur rounded by the Republicans near Ignala doa, a town thirty-three miles northwest of Barcelona, and it is thought they, to gether with their leader, will be compelled '•- surrender to the national forces. New York, May 7.—A letter from Spain says the Carlist army iv Navarre numbers 3,500, 1,000 of whom are un armed, or armed with pikes only. The remainder are well armed with superior rifles. Besides these, and co-operating with them, are 22 bands numbering 2,252 men. Orders have been given to shoot j the Cure of Santa Cruz, owing to his ex cesses and ciuelties, but as he confines his operations to the mountains, it is not thought likely that either the Republicans or Carlists will capture the brigand. PORT-GAL. Lisbon, May 7-.—Scnors Figuerola and Sardoal, together with many Radical, Con servative and Monarchical Spanish politi cians, have arrived in this city from Spain. LAST BIGHT'S DISPATCHES. LOITSfANA. Associated Press Account ol the Situation iv St. Murdu's Parish. New Iberia, May (1, 11 a. m.—The Metropolitans took quiet possession of St. Martinsville on Sunday noon. That night two of the Metropolitan scouts were dangerously wounded in the siburbs of that town, one of whom has since died. Skirmishing has been constant since. A conference between the leaders of the contending forces was held yesterday. Tho Metropolitans wanted to know which of the officers they were about to install were objectionable to the people, and what they wanted. The resistors replied, that the men were satisfactory if commissioned by Governor McEnery : that the citizens only wanted the Metropolitans to leave the town, and not interfere with their local affairs. The women and children are yet in the town. Kellogg's judge, jn company with his district attorney and Congressman Darrall, have gone to St. Martinsville to open court to-day. The citizens' force is variously es timated at 200 to 400. There is a report this morning that the Kelloggites are organ izing the negroes, consequently the entire population are watchful, but no general engagement lias vet occurred. Business is generally suspended. New Orleans, May O.—A large meeting was held this afternoon at tho Clay statue on Canal street, which was addressed by General H. J. Campbell and others. The object of the meeting was to endorse the action of the people of St. Martin's p-ri. h. Another batch of 50 Metropolitans it is stated, leave this evening to reinforce St. Martinsville. The evening papers state that Kellogg olfers *200 in state warrants as bounty lor the Metropolitans to go to the country. The commander of the Metropolitans, at St. Martinsville appeals to Kellogg for a mounted force to resist them. WASHINGTON. News Items. Washington, May G.—-The President comes on Friday evening and leaves on Monday for Connecticut. ' Fifteen million postal cards have been ordered. Mrs. Gen. Canby is hopelessly sick. Four applications have already been made for Orrs place, including John M. Langston, colored. A. R. Easton succeeds Lindsey as pen sion agent, who has beeu suspended for irregularities. The Washington Chronicle says: "Gen eral Fremont's friends will be glad to learn that negotiations are now in progress here which, if successful, will turn over lands granted by the state of Texas to the Parisians who purchased the VA Paso bonds, and relieve the General from the judgments of the French courts. The family of senator Frank Blair has received letters from him since his arrival at the Clifton water cure establishment, New York, where he has gone for the bene fit oi his health, stating that his condition is very much improved. Official Paper for the Government RATES OF ADVERTISING. ONE DOLLAR per square of eight lines solid nonpareil. SPECIAL KATES marls at counter, or by contract, with regular patrons. FOB ALL WHO ARE WILLINO To WORK. Any person, olrl or young, of either sex, can make from tit) to t*u per week, at home or in connection with other business. Wanted brail. Suitable to either City or Country, and any season of the year. This Is a rare op|*n tunity for those -who are out of work, and out or money, to make an independent living. No capital being rear-ire*. Oar pamphlet, "HOW TO MAKE A LIVING." giving f„n' hislrue 11.ms, sent on receipt of 10 cen'.s Address. A BURTON i CO., Monisania, Westchester, t.'o., N. Y. AGENTS everywhere to sell our new and W WI'I'l) nov *'l Embr IdcringMachine,send "'" for Illustrated Circular, to the *TcK' c Manufacturing Company, 808 Broadway New York. THE I'AKLOK. COJII'AMO.V Every Larly wan's one ! Every Man ought to have one ! ! Sent on receipt of Ten Cents. Address, L. F. If, 111, k Co., IB* Seventh Avenue, New York. BON-TON FLIRTATION SIG*iAL«. Sent on receipt of 2* cts Unique Prin lug and Publishing Hon-e, 3'i Vesey street, New York. the Beckwlth SO I'ortubie luuiity Sewluu Machine, on :io L'nys Trial; many advanta ge.- over all, Satisfaction guaranteed", or »20 re funiieil. S"nt complete, with full directions, lieckwith Hewing Machine Co., Brii Broadway New York. TH», >E'.v EL t»riO TRUSS. An Impor tant Invention. It retains the Rapture at all tunes, anil under ihe hardest exercise or severest strain. It is worn with comfort, and If kept . n night and day, elicits a permanent cure in a few week-. Sold cheap, anil sent by Mail when re. quested, circulars free, when ordeied by letter sent tiiTne Elastic Truss Co, No. 683 Broad way, N. Y. City. Nobody uses Metal Spring Trusses ; 100 painful: they slip otr too frequently. my 2—droil Aweowly STOCK BROKERS^ *l*«> TAX-PAH BR*. t-'OR SALE-COUPONS RECEIVABLE FOR TAXES and all dues to the state R. H. MAURY k CO., tip 22—rlsw&wtf No. 1014 Main street PROPOSALS. UNITED STATES ENGINEER OFFICE 1 31) STORY UNION BANK BUIL'O, FAYETTE, NEAR CHARLES St., f Bamimorh, Md., May tnli,lß7S.j PROPOSALS 1,-tlll DREDGiING IN THE .SOUTH X Urancli ol the Elizabeth River, Virginia, near the city of Norfolk and above the crossing of ihe Norfolk and Petcrsbu g R. R , will be received until i.oon of June 6th, 1873, und opened Immediately thereafter. The right to reje-t any bid is reserved. Blink forms, specifications, and any desired information can be had on application at this offl c. \VM. P. UI'AIGHILL, my o—i)t Major of Engineers, If. S. A. OFFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, ) DIVISION OF THE ATLANTIC, [ New Yi.kk Citt, May 1,1575. ) I PROPOSALS TOR SUPKRI-ITE-iOE-iT'S LODGES AND FOR ENCLOSING WALLS AT NATIONAL MILITARY CEM ETERIES. Sealed proposals ill triplicate, wiih a copy of this anvertisement attached to each, will be re ceived at this olflce until SATURDAY, MAY SI, at noon, for ihe following work at the national military cemeteries named, viz : SUPERINTENDENT'S LODGE, of br.ck or s'one,ai Grafton, West Virginia. ENCLOSING WALLS, ol brick or stone, 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 anil specification-, may be seen at the Quartermasters' ofiices in New ";ork, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Fort Monroe, and at tlie cuincteries. The work will be inspected by a competent en eineer. and a strict compliance with ihe terms of the contract will be required. Envelopes containing proposals will be en dorsed " Proposals for Superintendents' Lod ges," or Proposals for permanent enclosure* lor national cemeteries, as the case may be, and arlrliess-il to the undersigned. RUFUS INOALLS, Colonel and Assistant Qnarlerinater General Brevet Major* General, United Stan's Army, chief Quartermaster, May ,o—6t UNITED ,-TATES ENGINEER OFFICE,! 3H SI ORY, UNION BANK BUIL'G, i FAYETTE, NEAR CHARLES ST., f Baltimore, Md., May 'th, 1873 j PROPOSALS I rum ADNITTOffAL DliM»:;i-». IK Til fc. Appomattox River, below Petersburg, Va , will ie rt-ceived until neon of .Tune, Oth, 1873. And opened immudiatf \y thereafter. The right to reject any bid ta reserved. Blank Forms*, Specification, and any desired information can bo had ou application a* this office. WM. P. ORAIGHIXT,, my 6—6t Major of Engineers, U. S. A. MUSIC, ii SHEET MUSIC! SHEET MUSIC! GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES. I have now on hand (and receiving daily) th» largest and most complete stock of SHEfcT MUSIC to be found iv the city, which I am sell ing at retail for ONE-FOURTH J.ESS THAN PUBLISHERS' PRICES. Music from any catalogue in the United State** or Europe ordered and same discount allowed Also a lot of damaged Stasia at 6 cents per sheet. Musical Instruments of every kii'd at leta than New York retail pricec. Give mo a call and be convinced. Teachers will be allowed one-third discount. C P. JOHNSTON, Music and News Dealer, fe 2(i-dew&w3m 918 Main Street. BEN ft V 6. WYATT. itHO. i. MINuK WYATT & MINOR., RICHMOND MUSIC EMPORIUM, 617 BROAD STREET, BETWEEN EIGHTH AND NINTH. We beg to inform our friends and Hie public generally that WE HAVE OPENED A FIRST CLASS MUSIC STOKE AT No. 817 BROAD STREET, where we will keep constantly on hand a choice selection of Sheet Music, Music Bootes, Musical Instruments, and Musical Merchandise of every description, Stationary, Blank Books, Views, Chromos, Pictures, Frames, kc, kc. Daily, Weekly and Monthly papers from all parti of the world. General Agenis lor the celebrated Marshall k Smith PIANOS, "*>tey," Pearl and Sterling OKGANS, which we sell at prices to suit the times. N. B.—We have a lot of shelf-worn Music at two, three, Aye and ten cents uer copy. «»c*ißmo*n*. Richmond j. Petbrsuueh R. K. Co. Richmond, Va., April 8, 1873. *|*HE SUNDAY EXCURSION 1 TRAINS ON THIS ROAD WILL; BE RESUMED ON SUNDAY, THE i3ih INST., and continue until further notice. Leave ar. 9 A. M., ami return at 5 P. M. Fare for ihe round trip. 50c. T. H. WYNNE. President. J-EALJESTATE AHENTS. Peterson a BROocks, REAL ESTATE AGENTS. Corner loth and Hank Streets, Have on books for sale A LARGE NUMBER OF VERY DESIRABLE FARMS, in all rfc tlons of the S ate. and some excellent MIN ERAL PROPERTY. We also have some of the most desirable REAL ESTATE In the city. All business plao%d in our hands wi 1 be promptly attended•• and on reasonable terms. - mh 23—~m SPECIAL NOTICE. TO AX.L PERSONS WISHING FIRE IN SURANCE—THE RICHMOND BANKING AND INSURANCE COMPANY otter uiduee ineut-s unsurpassed by- any safe company, io in sure against loss by fire of all kinds of property. They ask of Iheir friends and iliepublic to give them a call before Insuring elsewhere. Uonsultyour own Interest ami insure with tv T. B. STARKE, General Agent. J. B. TUTiß.Presldent. Joan F. O. Potts, Secretary.