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D-EtTT. L. CROUCH & CO., REAL ESTATE AUCTIONEERS AND BROKERS. OFFICE NATIONAL BANK OF A'IRGINIA BUILDING, CORNER ELEVENTH AND - MAIN STREETS, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Auction sales of real eslate a specialty. Real estate purchased and sold on commission. Par ticular attention to renting property. Loans negotiated on real estate and other securities. my IS—lm BbT houses, lots and farms SOLD, LEASHD OR RENTED. litiNDS. STOCKS AND MORTGAGES BOUGHT AND SOLD ON COMMIS SION. WLOANS NEGOTIATED ON REAL ES TATE AND OTHER COLLATERAL SECURITY. MTRF-AT, ESTAIE AND COMMERCIAL PAPER NEGOTIATED. RICHARDSON 4 CO., Real Estate Agents, Brokers and my I—3ni Auctioneers, 1113 Main Street. »irGEORc.E wTjonesT" 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, Cleanse, Regulate and Extract Ihe natural teeth and Ins.rt artificial ones on any material desired. All work warranted. myl—6m "«SirMßsl JOHrf 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 lecated 1M miles frmo the city, anil the accommodation train on the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad stops .at the place dally at 8H o'clock a. m.; returning, leaves Richmond at 4 o'clock, p. m. Address JOHN P. BALLARD, apll—tf Richmond, Va. it®"" CHURCH COMMITTEES TAKE NOTICE.—GAS FIXTURES and CHANDE LIERS, REBRONZED and REPAIRED—made lo look as good as new—by DANIEL O'DONNELL, ap 9—6 m 818 Broad Street. •STH. McCORMICIC'S MAMMOTH AUCTION COMMISSION HOUSE, 1414 MAIN St., RICHMOND DAILY SALES at 1(1 A. M. and 7H P. M. of Clothing, Fancy Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoos, Crockery, Gassware, and all kinds of Furniture, Housefurnlshing Goods, kc, kc OOME ONE. COME ALL, AS WE ARE DETERMINED TO PLEASE. GENTLEMANLY SALESMEN constantly in attendance, to wait on parties who wish to purchase any of the above named goods at private sale, at auction price,-. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS offered to Coun try Merchants. Consignments solicited. Out door sales punctually attended to. mh 2fl—3m J. 0. RBDWOOD. m. P. CRENSHAW. JB-siTREDWOOO & CRENSHAW, GENERAL AUCTION ANO COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 1420 MAIN STREET, RICHMOND, A'A. CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED. mh 88—3 m VSr $50,000™ Will be distributed this year to the subscrl bers for the AMERICAN WORKING PEO PLE, a large quarto, 16 page Monthly, costing but t1.50 per year. It gives a premium to every subscriber, varying from 25 cents in value up to +_, *5, $10, +'-». *lb"i -200, end $600 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 6—3 m Pittsburg. Pa. ~~ SPECIAL NOTICE.™ TO ALL PERSONS WISHING FIRE IN SURANCE—THE RICHMOND BANKING AND INSURANCE COMPANY offer induce ments unsurpassed by any safe company, to in sure against loss by Are of all kinds of property. They ask of their frien__s and the pu bl iv to give lliem a call before insuring elsewhere. Consult your own Interest and insure with us T. B STARKE, General Agent. J. B. Davis, President. Jobs F. C. Potts. Secretary. oc B—dfcwly MUSIC, ic. SHEET MUSIC! SHEET MUSIC! GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES I have now ou hand (aud receiving daily) the largest and most complete Btock of SHEET MUSIC to be found in the city, which I am sell ing at retail for ONE-FOURTH LESS THAN PUBLISHERS' PRICES. Music from any catalogue in the United States or Europe ordered and same discount allowed. Also 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 wilt he allowed one-third discount. O. F. JOHNSTON, Music and News Dealer, fe 2tt-d*wfcw3in 91 fl Main Street. lIKNKV P. WTATT. 1110. A. MIXOH WYATT & MINOR. JjV RICHMOND MUSIC EMPORIUM, *!sggf 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 Mnsic, Music Books, Musical Instruments, and Musical Merchandise of every description. Stationary, Blank Books, Views, Chromos, Pictures, Frames, __c„ fee. Daily, Weekly and Monthly papers from all parts of tho 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 shelf-worn Music at two, three, five and ten rents per copy. fe 27—3 m 4719 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNI. TED STATES for the Eastern District of Vir ginia. In tbe matter of J. Black well Smith, bank rupt—ln bankrnptcy. To Whom it May Concern—The undersigned, John S. Fowler, of Alexandria county, Virginia, hereby gives notice of his ap pointment as assiguee of the estate of J. Black well Smith, of the county of Fauquier ln said district; aud who was, to-wit, on the 16th day of of March, 1878, adjudged a bankrnpt upon the petltionof himself, by the District Court of the United States, for said District. Dated May 9th, 1873. JOHN S. FOWLER, my 10—SSw Assignee. LOCAL MATTERS. The " Slate Journal " will be delivered the same evening of publication In any part ol* Ihe city or Manchester br reliable carriers, If name nnd address Is left at onr oHlce, 912 1-2 Main street, and in Petersburg ir left with onr aseat there; and cnnalways be fonnd on sale In this city at C. F. Johnston's, wis Main street; Ms nit Ie Minor's, 817 Broad street; News stand at Ford's hotel; Leon Schaap's 1402 Main street, and nt onr counter. THE CITY COUNCIL. REPORT OF THE INAESTIGATING COM MITTEE ON THE SALE OF THE GAS WORKS —THE CHARGES MADE BY TIIE PRESIDENT AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL NOT SUSTAINED — THEIR PUBLICATION OR DELIVERY WITHOUT WARRANT—OTHER UNIM PORTANT BUSINESS TRANSACTED A called meeting of lhe city council was held yesterday afternoon. President Wynne said that tho lack of punctuality in attendance on several meetings recontly had determined him to enforce the ordi nance, and did so yesterday. Ho had been placed in an unfair position beforo the com munity in regard to the matter, and he de sired to set himself right by saying that he did not refuse to call a meeting, but hav ing already called a meeting for Monday next he thought it useless to call another. Mr. Whitlock insisted that the president had refused to call a meeting for yesterday afternoon, and Mr. Williams agreed in this. Mr. Starke thought the calling of the roll Monday afternoon before the proceed ings of the previous meeting had been read was unusual, and somewhat like a snap judgment against the absent who did not care to arrive in time to hear these pro ceedings read. Mr. Straus, chairman of the committee on finance, submitted a leport recom mending the return of various sums of mo ney to parties who were erroneously as sessed. The committee recommend that $G05.20 be paid to J. C. Fischer, late commissioner of the revenue, which sum, with $225.45 paid for revising his property books, Ac, constitutes the full balance of $1)20.74 due him on the asssessment of city taxes. The committee also report that they have made arrangements with I. Daven port, jr., & Co., for the sale of the bonds of the city and for the protection of the credit of the city pending the negotiation of such sale. They recommend the restric tion of expenditures iv every department to the amount of the annual appropriations already made, "with which wise economy," say the committee, assured to them, the committee would be embolden ed with confidence to promise the liberation of the fiscal affairs of the city from all embarrassment within the term of the current financial year. Adopted. Mr. Starke, from the committee on tho improvement of the James river, presented a resolution conveying to the United States government certain lands near Dutch Gap for the purpose cf erecting a lighthouse, '.louse for keeper, &c. Adopted. Tbe vacancy in the council from Jack son ward, occasioned by tho resignation of Mr. John Oliver, was then filled by the election of Mr. Pleasant Gentry. Mr. Whitlock, from the special commit tee on the president's late address to the council, in relation to the sale of the gas works, presented a lengthy report, which concludes as follows: "We have to declare—after the most laborious and thorough investigation, which included the examination of thirty ty-two persons, amongst whom were his honor, the mayor of the city, Messrs. J. 11. Knowlcs, superintendent of the works, T. H. Wynne, author of the address, and the remaining councilme%—we have failed to discover one particle of evidence which would have war ranted its publication or its delivery before the body over which the author has the honor to preside. In conclusion, we deem it proper to state that no evidence was adduced to show that there was at the date of delivery of the address any move ment of any sort to procure the sale or purchase of the gas works by parties in or out of the council, but that certain persons residing beyond the limits of the state, prompted no doubt by the publications in the newspapers at the date of the original investigation of last year had addressed letters to their friends or correspondents, here, asking for information regarding the works. These letters, coming from diffe rent sources, all bear date about the same time (being about the date of the other in quiry as stated), and the testimony shows that answers were returned in each case saying that there was no probability of sale of the works, or to that effect. "We would further state that we have also been unable to find any evidence to show that any persons had been moved by tho base motive to benefit themselves or others by producing embarrassment in the finances of the city." The ordinance imposing a tax on sample merchants was referred to the committee on finance. President Wynne laid belore the council a communication from Mayor Keiley stat ing that the terms of office of Messrs. Robert E. Richardson, of the first district; J. 0. Shields, of the second, and Wil liam 0. Knight, of the third, as members of the city school board, will expire with the present month, and requesting that provisions be made to fill the vacancies. Rev. Henry Wall, D. D., rector of St. John's church, Colonel J. (.'. Shields and Colonel W. C. Knight wore elected to the vacancies. The president also presented a commu nication from the commissioner of the James river free bridge notifying the coun cil of the resignation of William E. Tan ner, esq., member of tho board ; of the employment of Mr. P. V. Daniel as coun sel of the company, and the compliance of the commissioners with the reso lution of the council in regard to the trestle work and retaining walls on the Ninth-street approach to the bridge, and application from the Manches ter railway and improvement company for right of way over the James river free bridge. Referred. A petition from the executive committee of the Broad-street association asking the removal of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad from Broad street was referred to the committee on Broad street. A good deal of miscellaneous business was transacted, after which the council adjourned. Memorial Exercises at Rich mond College.—To accommodate the vast number that are expected to partici pate in the memorial exercises to be held at tho Richmond College to-morrow, trains ; will be run from the Broad-street depot of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto mac railroad to the grounds at short inter vals during the day, first train leaving at. I o'clock a. in. Coroner's Inquest—Tavo Men Charged With the Murder of Edward Taa'lor—Detectives Af ter Theai in a Tug Boat.—At the inquest yesterday afternoon by Acting Coroner Crew, over tho remains of Ed ward Taylor, the murdered sailor whose body was found in the dock, particulars of which were given in The Journal yesterday, the following jury sat on the case: Messrs. S. W. Blankenship (fore man), 8. B. Lillenfield, P. Beecher, W\ S. Catlettt, Joseph Kempner, Jefferson Ma son, William A. Walker, Daniel Ryan, Preston Nuckols, R. Huflett, Henry Evers and J. W. Hughes. They wero duly sworn in and viewed the body. After which several witnesses were ex amined, tho evidence differing in the par ticulars of the affair as published yester day, inasmuch as to connect another sailor, named Eawrcnc?, with the murder, he and Mitchell both having left Emma Oakley's house with tho deceased on Wednesday night. The jury returned the following verdict: That Edward Taylor, deceased came to his death by drowning ; and they aro further of opinion that he was mali ciously thrown into the water with intent to drown him, the said Edward Taylor, by Harry Mitchell and Lawrence. Ycstertlay afternoon Detectives Knox anil Wren started down tho river after Taylor and Lawrence on a tug-boat, and have, doubtless, ere this, succeeded in ar resting them. Republican vs. Consera'Ative Rule—Petersburg a - s. Richmond Finances.—We clip the following from the Petersburg Index, which wo commend to the careful attention of our city fathers, and to all others who aro matle to believe that we would be eaten up by taxes if the Rupublicans should get control of our city government. It will be seen that the Pe tersburg council, which has been, and is now almost wholly Republican, has a cash balance in the treasury of $38,000, and that the finance committee proposes to reduce the rate of taxation to $1.2.7 on the hun dred dollars, and that, too, immediately after the election, while on the other hand, we have been told by our finance commit tee that wo hadn't a dollar to go upon ; that they had borrowed money from every shaving shop lhat would loan them a dollar, and that unless the rate was raised to $1.50, we would have to go to protest. The index says : "The finance committee after much delibe ration have concluded their labors, and have adopted a project which provides for an ad valorem tax of $1.25 per hundred dollars. This is a great reduction on the rates of last year, and will of course afford relief to our people. "The estimates for city expenditures have been ret] need to meet this reduction of the rate of taxation. As a single in stance there is $25,000 on streets, which is< $15,000 less than last year, a reduction of over 30 per cent. Now the question is whether the project will be strictly adhered to, and expenses kept within the estimates, or whether a floating debt is to be created which will have to do met next year by tho issue of more city bonds as has been tho case this year. "Tho finance committee have somo thirty thousand dollars in cash to start with this year, and we have tho assurance of those best informed on tho subject, that $1.25 per hundred will be quite sufficient, if the ad valorem principle is strictly carried out, to meet all the requirements of the city government, for the next year ; but it will be necessary that every species of proper ty contemplated in the law should bear its due proportion of taxation, and that no in terest should be protected at the cost of another." Tho Index of this morning says the council, at a meeting last night, adopted the report of the finance committee, fixing the rate of taxation at $1.25 on the hun dred dollars. So the people of the Cock ade city should be happy for at least twelve months. The Baptist General Associa tion op Virginia.—The fiftieth annual session of the Baptist General Association will be held in the Second Baptist church this evening, at S o'clock. The Association will be called to order by the president, Rev. J. L. M. Curry, D. D., and organize by the election of oflicers for the ensuing year, and the appointment of committees to prepare business for its future sessions. After which the Rev. C. C. Bitting will deliver an address of welcome. This ses sion will be more largely attended than any former one. Over 1,000 delegates have been accredited by the several churches throughout the state, and prepar tion made for the accommodation of that number. Already a great proportion of the number have arrived, and every train will swell tho number. Delegates from several other states have also arrived, and it is expected that most of tho states of the Union will be represented and will partici pate in the memorial exercises to be held within the tabernacle erected on the grounds of Richmond College, to-morrow morning at ten o'clock, where the most extensive preparations have been made for tho accommodation of at least 10,000 per sons. Memorial Daa\—Tho memorial ser vices at the National Cemetery will take place on Friday, the 30th instant, and it is expected that there will be a general turn out among those who desire to do as much honor to the " Boys in Blue" as is shown on similar days to tho " Boys in Gray." There will be no special programme of ar rangement in connection with the ceremo ny of decoration, but all persons, "with out distinction of race, color, or previous condition of hostilities," will be freely admitted to the grounds to decorate what graves they will. The public schools will not probably bo closed for the occasion, but there will be many in them who would gladly lay a llower on some unknown grave in sympathy with the noble and generous spirit (to say nothing of the manly and heroic) which led them to leave happy and loving hearth-stones, and lay down their lives in uniecognized graves. All persons interested in decorating the graves of these heroic dead, are cordially invited to participate in the ceremonies. Should they be unable to attend in person, let them send us as many flowers to the cem etery, as they can spare, as there will be those there who will give additional fra grance to them in the disposition lo which they will be put. Closing op the Postoffice.—On Friday, the National decoration day, tho postoffice will be closed at 10 o'clock' a. m. and reopened at sp. in. The carriers will make their morning delivery only. Tho star-box collections will be made at C:3O a. m. and 7 p. m., and not for the noon mails north and south. Improving.—Mr. McCarty, the survi ving principal in the late duel, is gradually improving. Hymenean.—Last night was an occa sion of life-long remembrance to at least four persons who were in our city, and we presume a similar circumstance will happen to many who composed the large throng that gathered at the Second Baptist church to witness the double marriage ceremony that was performed by the Rev. Dr. Bit ting, assisted by Rev. J. R. Garlick. The happy pairs were Mr. E. J. Doughty and Miss Irene V. Burgess and Wit. E. 11. Hutcheson and Miss Lucy J. Sweeney. The gentlemen were formally of this city, but a c now engaged in mercantile pursuits in partnership in Caroline county, whence they departed last night on the northern bound train. May thoy ever bo happy and prosper. Continued Negligence.—A few days ago we called attention to the break in the street corner of Madison and Cary, but as yet no attention whatever has been paid to the outrage on the people of that vicinity. Wo have refrained from calling any names as we were not awaro as to whose duty it was to repair the walkway at the point designated, out, as the work men there have not heeded our injunction, wo want to knowwho is responsible. Have the city engineer or the street commission ers anything to do with the streets of Rich mond ? If anybody can tell us what their duties are we would like to know. Refreshing.—Mossrs. Wood & Sons, corner of Main and Ninth streets, have de termined to give tho people of Richmond the full benefit of their magnificent ice fountain this season, in the largest variety of syrups, soda and mineral waters, to be found at any similar establishment in the country. Their Vichy and Congress wa ters are as fresh and sparkling as from their native springs, and far more palatable in their delicious coolness. These gentle men keep one of the best drug stores in tho city, and their magic fountain flows with all manner of health-giving and delightful beverages. The Insurance Advocate, devoted to life, fire and marine insurance, and pub lished by Wm. P. Gretter, esq., of this city, is a handsome twenty-four page paper, alive with topics of interest to the assured as well as assuring public, and quite reada ble throughout. Mr. Gretter deserves a handsome return for his enterprise, and we hope his attractive little monthly will bo subscribed for by everybody. Rea\ J. B. Jeter.—This distinguished divine returned to this city this afternoon by the northern train, and was met at the depot by a host of admiring friends. His reception was truly an ovation. Dr. Jeter has been on a mission to Rome in the inter est of the Baptist church for several months past, accompanied by his wife, who also returned with him. Both aro seemingly in the best of health. Charged avith Felonious Assault. E. P. Roche was before His Honor Justice White this morning charged with feloniously assaulting and beating John Doyle with" intent Jo maim, disfigure and kill. Tho case was continued until Friday on account of absence of witnesses, and the accused bailed for his appearance in the sum of $1,000. Hebreav Memorial Day.—Yester day was observed by tho ladies of the He brew memorial association as decoration day at the Hebrew cemetery. A large number of our citizens assisted in the holy work, the graves being strewn with beauti ful flowers and immortelles. Sent on to the Grand Jura*. — George lackson charged with breaking into the office of Wm. Mayo on Mayo's Island on last Sunday night and stealing sundry articles of wearing apparel, was tried before Justice White this morning and sent on to the grand jury of the husting scourt. Temperature.—The following is the range of tho thermometer at C. F. John ston's nevus and music store, 918 Main street, for to-day : At 9a.m. 80 ; 12 m. 90; 3 p. m. 91. We avould recommend our friends who want ffood photographs to go to Frayser'h Gallery, opposite the po3tottlcc. 101 Laroe Photographs onia' $1 at Frayser's Gallery, opposite the postoflice. 101 For Card Photographs go to Fraysbk's extensive gallery, opposite the post office. *» Frayser's Gallera', opposite the lioßtottii-ii, card photographs only $2 iter dozen, and large size $1. i_i Photographs $2 per dozen at Fkayser's Gallery, opposite postoffice. .o. For good Photographs go to FitAYBEK's, opposite postoffice. **n For Photographs of the Bap tist OLBRnY uo to Frayser's Gallery, oppo site the postoflice. OBITUARY. At tho residence of his brother, James H. Forbes, In the county of Rnckingliam, on the morning of the 21st instant, Captain Thouas Forbes, aged seventy-live years, after a long and painful illness of many months, which he bore with patience and fortitude. This good and true man, firm iv his purposes, gentle and urbane in his deportment, faithful in his friendships, and charitable in his judgments of the faultß of others, he died as he had lived, beloved by all who knew him, and without an enemy en earth. We hope and believe, that he has| gone wbere the weary And rest from the trials and sorrows of this world, in company with the just made perfect. P. A. B. WANTS. Vr AN IM). — TAVENTY-FIVE CARPENTERS to report to J. W. Fiemmlng to-morrow morning, at the crossing ef Seventh street of the Tredegar railroad. my 28—lt» MEMORIAL EXERCISES AT RICHMOND COLLEGE, THURSDAY, MAY 29th. RICH'D, FRED'G k POTOMAC R. R. CO., ) OFFICE GENERAL FREIGHT AGENT, _ ltl.-HBu.tn, May 28, 1873. ) 'I'mills will be run irom Hroad-Street Depot to grounds at short intervals during the day, com mencing at nine (9) o'clock a. m. Fare TEN CENTS each way. By order of General Superintendent. J. B. GENTRY, my 28—lt General Ticket Agent. AMUSEMENTS. BENEFIT OF THE MEMORIAL FUND. Prop. G.R. HARDING, AT A'IRGINIA HALL, Ninth Strbet, Richmond, WITH HIS WONDERFUL BIORAMIC ENTERTAINMENT, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY, May 28, 29, 3D and 31. 1873. my 27—6t : |BY TELEGRAPH NEW YORK. Financial. New York, May 2S.—Gold opened yes terday at 1181, between which and 117J all business has been done, the present quota tions being 118 J. Foreign exchange, not withstanding the decline in premium, con tinues weak, with prime sterling quoted at 108}, and 1091, the counter rates having bjcn reduced this morning to 108} and 109 J. A telegram from Washington says that $3,500,000 of called 5-20 bonds have been received at lhe treasury. In the money market there is an increasing supply avail able for call loans, which stock brokers ob tain at 5aG per cent., 7 boing now the ex ceptional rate. To-day gold is firm at 118$. A I'roxcriptlvo Indian An'tn. Neav York, May 28.—A Washington special gives a letter from Indian Com missioner Smith, to Indian agent Monteith, at Lawai, Idaho, instructing him that pro hibiting Catholics or any other denomina tion from holding service among Indians (although Monteith claims his agency as a Presbyterian one) is wrong; no religion being entitled to recognition over any other. Kerns New York, May 28.—Extra clothing has been ordered for the troops serving against the Modocs. A large meeting of Swedes was held last night in the interest of the Swedish emi grants and the Swedish emigration society fund. The three brothers Scaly were arrested yesterday, on a charge of heavy frauds in the hat business in Newark. John Kelley, arrested on a charge of murder, iv connection with lhe Patton burg riots in New Jersey, has been ac quitted. The trial of Taintor, the defaulting cashier of the Atlantic bank, has been postponed till the June term of the United States circut court. Margaret Lyons, a cook, was found in the area of John W. Elias' house, on Fifty second street, last night, having jumped from a second story window to escape from Elias. The latter was arrested. The woman is seriously injured. Neav York, May 28.—There is no general strike of carpenters. Work is slack. Fully forty per cent, of the jour neymen cannot get work. Twenty-nine thousand dollars in United States bonds, found on an arrested burglar is held for identification. Dispatches from Virginia City, Nevada, report tho Spruce Mountain Indian scare groundless. The Indians, who were drunk, have gone home and resumed their usual avocations. Stephen Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., died of small-pox on board the brig Elsy, from Surinam for Boston. A Washington special says Commission er Delano ha 3 written another letter to Governor Davis, of Texas, urging the en largement of Big Tree and Santanta; these tribes having complied with the stipula tions. The stock, gold, produce, cotton and other exchanges will he closed Friday, de coration day being a legal holiday. WASHINGTON. Items. Washington, May 28.—Receipts from internal revenue yesterday were $329, --957.83. It is stated lhat the signal station pro posed to be established on Pike's Peak, will be more than one and a half miles higher than those on Mount Washington in New Ilampahire, and Mount Mitchell in North Carolina. A competitive examination will be held at the interior department on the 7th proximo, to fill by promotion, eight va cancies of third class clerkships in the pension office. Professor Baird, of the Smithsoniau In stitution, will start on the 25th of June to investigate the cause of the diminution of fish in the waters along the Atlantic coast. The government has had fitted up for his use on this expedition the steam tug Bluo Light, and tho professor has been notified of ils readiness. He will commence his explo rations at Mount Desert, Maine. The postoffice department has ruled lhat postal cards may bo registered upon pre payment of the regular registry feo of fif teen cents. It must not, however, be put into an envelope, but merely into the regis tered package envelope, accompanied by the regular bills. It is hardly to be pre sumed that any persons desire to register a postal card, but such is the fact, applica tions having been made to postmasters for that purpose, who have sont to the depart ment for instructions. The Warm Spring Indians who are en gagod in fighting tho Modocs, it appears, took precautions to plant their crops and otherwise attend to their farming before they entered into the service of the govern ment in the Modoc war. A report from the Warm Spring agency speaks in flatter ing terms of these Indians, and states that that portion of the tribe who are now in Oregon aro diligent, peaceful, and attend ing to their schools and religious duties. One new caso and one death from small-pox was reported to the health office yesterday. INDIANA. Nil lon. il Agricultural t'linurvss. Indianapolis, May 27.—Tho national agricultural congress, convenes here to morrow, and nearly all the states and territories will be represented. Additional importance is claimed for this meeting by the rapid spread of the farmers' movement and it is expected tbe subject of transpor tation will be the most prominent in its de liberations. UTAH. Itiiiisin- Mm moii Money lo Bocorate Soldiers' Urates. Salt Lake, May 20.—At a meeting of discharged soldiers to-night instructions were given to the general committee to re turn all moneys contributed to defray the expenses of decoration day to the donors. This action was in consequence of the solicitation of funds from Brigham Young, Elder Wells, and other Mormon leaders. A local newspaper says that Speaker Blame sat in Brigham Young's private box at the theatre. This is not true. Mr. Blame did not call on Brigham at all, nor did he, like most public men who visit here, permit the Mormons to pay his bills. Brigham met Mr. Blame on the cars, and in a conversation which followed the Speak er talked very plainly to the Prophet con cerning the political status of this territo ry. New England Woman Nnll'raKo Asso" elation. Boston, May 28.—The fourth annual gathering of the New England woman suffrage association attracts less attention in point of numbers than usual. The speakers include many veterans in the cause, who show no diminution in earnest ness and hope of triumph. The Massa chusetts legislature is vigorously denounced for its recent votes giving suffrage advo cates leave to withdraw. NOVA SCOTIA. Tho Atlantic I»(inst er Mn nu led Hod iis In the debris of tho Wreck New York, May 28.—A Halifax dis patch states that wreckers from tho Atlan tic report a large quantity of the cargo is still in the vessel, and the sides of the ves sel having fallen in on the cargo, makes its rescue very difficult. The blowing out of the sides of the vessel by powder mangled many bodies beyond all possible recogni tion, and divers say heads, arms, legs, and feet are strewn on the bottom in all direc tions. The bodies found require the most careful handling or they will drop in pieces. The portion of the cargo lescued and sold at Halifax brings good prices. MEXICO. Neav York, May 28.—Advices from the city of Mexico report the people dying off like sheep, with small-pox; in the stato of Hidalgo, one hundred and ninety deaths having occurred in the small vil lage of Ignala alone. The Indian chieftain Lousada at last accounts was being hotly pursued by Gen eral Carebo. Many of the former's chief officers with their commands are coming down from the mountains and surrender ing to the government. It is related that a subterranean apart ment has been discovered near Tepie, in which Lausada confined and tortured his prisoners. Among those recently discov ered and released was one man who had been imprisoned in the vault for fourteen years. CALIFORNIA. San Francisco, May 28.—AY. T. Coleman has been elected president of the chamber of commerce. The jail is crowded with Chinese; the lodging houses having been convicted of violating the sleeping regulations, and the keepers preferring jail to paying the fine. WISCONSIN. Heavy Yield or Silver—Land tit-ant For felturc. Milwaukee, May 28.—A large silver mine in this vicinity yields ore valued at $4,000 per ton. Governor Washburn proclaims that the Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad company have forfeited the St. Croix land grant. VI ASM At 'HI'S in IS. A Negro Barkeeper Shoots two ol' his Customers. Boston, May 28.—Isaac Bayard, a negro barkeeper, had a dispute with two men about paying for drinks. He finally settled the difficulty by shooting both of his customers. He was arrested and committed to jail, antl his victims were sent to the hospital. lIIIOOE ISLAND. The Election. Providence, May 28.—1n the Rhode Island general assembly the counting committee reports no choice for lieutenant governor. All other Republican candi dates were declared elected. The assembly then elected C. E. Van Zandt (Republican) to tho office of lieuten ant-governor. PENNSYLVANIA. A Bomb Shell ln an Aldermanlc Camp. Philadelphia, May 28.—The alder men of this city have been thrown into consternation by the conviction of one of them for extorting illegal fee 3. The sen tence in tho caso was $100 fine and nine months' imprisonment. FOREIGN. EGYPT. The Exploration of Bible Lands. Alexandria, May 20.—The pioneer party of the Oriental Topographical corps, from New York, engaged in explorations of the Bible lands, have gone from Egypt to Syria and Asia Minor. A (scale photo graph of the nileometer, devised by one of the corps, has beeu taken, which, it is claimed, will definitely settle the vexed cu bit question. A plan of rapidly taking altitudes of ruins, pyramids, Ac., invented by one of the party, is said to work ad mirably. ENGLAND. London, May 28.—The Epsom meet ing commenced yesterday. The run for the Derby commences to-day. The pros pects for fair weather are good. All means of conveyance are employed. Thousands are out afloat. Later.—Doncaster won the Derby ; Kaiser the second, and Going Forward the third. SPAIN. Madrid, May 28.—General Nouvellas has received reinforcements and marched for Colaf, 40 miles northwest of Barcelona, in pursuit of the Carlists under Tristang. Tho Carlists are blockading Mouresa, in the province of Barcelona. Work is sus pended in the town, the Carlists having cut tho canal which furnished lhe water power. CUBA. Havana, May 28.—The judge has taken the declaration of Price, tho Herald correspondent. He is now allowed to see his family and friends. Telegraph Nummary. On, Augur telegraphs that Mexicans on the border are well pleased with the punishment given the Kickapoos by Mac kenzie. The remainder of tho Kickapoos threaton retaliation, but we aro ready for them if they come. The secretary of war has addressed a letter to Quartermaster General Meigs stating that, for the purpose of decorating the graves of deceased Union soldiers, the national cemetery at Arlington will be un der the control of the Giand Army of the Republic on the :50th inst., and that all or ganized processions or parties desiring to visit the cemetery for the purpose ol deco rating graves other than those named above, can bo admitted on any day subse quent to tho one above named upon proper application. The decision of the court of appeals in the case of Stokes will not be rendered for several days. The fnneral of James W. Wallack took place at 11 o'clock, from the P. E. Church of the Transfiguration, New York, Ray. Dr. Houghton officiating. Among the pall bearers were A. Oakley Hall and Recorder Hackett. S. Maguire was arrested in Brooklyn for fatally stabbing James Harris during an al tercation about a girl at a pic-nic in Gowan us yesterday. Senor Zamncona, the new Mexican com missioner, is expected to arrive here next week with the treaty between his govern ment and the United States extending the time of the Mexican claims commission two years. The commission will resume its sessions as soon as he returns. Heavy rains in the vicinity of Quebec have so swollen tho rivers that about five million feet of lumber have gone adrift. On Saturday night last a fire in Bedford, Canada, destroyed a large portion of that village. —The Wilmington Commercial says that Senator Bayard, of Delaware, has accepted an invitation to deliver the annual address beforo the literary societies of the Univer sity of Virginia, on the second of next July. m__pe STATE \r.\\H. Attorney-General Taylor who has been confined to his bed at his home in Christiansburg is improving, and his phy sicians are hopeful of his speody recovery. —Mr. John B. Donnelly,of Georgetown, has recently sold the farm fomerly owned by A. Staats, on the Alexandria turnpike, two miles above Falls Church, to Jas. R. O'Neal, dealer in fertilizers, for $10,000. —It, E. Hutchison has been appointed postmaster at Unison, in Loudoun county, vice James C. Swain, resigned. A new postoflice is established at Morrisonville, Loudoun county, on a special route, with Archibald Morrison as postmaster. —On Thursday a difficulty occurred in Loudoun county, between two colored men—which resulted in one being cut in three places, very severely, with a razor. Edward Brown, it appears, bantered Horace Brown for a fight. They repaired to a point on the railroad, near the depot, when Horace stripped in the usual style with pugilists of their stamp, for a fair fight. Ned had in the mean time armed himself with a razor, and commenced a violent and deadly assault upon his antago nist, cutting him as above mentioned Horace being unarmed, ran until he could get a rock, when he turned upon Ned, Who then fled, and has not been seen since. STOCK BROKERS. riAO TAX-PAYERS. FOR SALE—COUPONS RECEIA'AULK FOR TAXES and all dues to the State. R. H. MAURY k CO., ap 22—dsw&wtf No. 1014 Main Street DEPARTURE OF STEAMSHIPS. FOB.mr TONE. TIIE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM- I»ANA"S elegant side-wheel steamship WYA NOKE, Capt. Cort-H, will sail on FRIDAY, May ..0, at — o'clock p. m. Positively no freight received after — p. in Through hills of lading signed, and goods lor warded with dispatch to all points—north, south east and west. Close connections made with On - nard line for foreign ports. Passenger accommodations unsurpassed. Fare fu oo Steerage | oo Round Trip Tickets 20 oo For freight or passage, apply to GEO. W. ALLEN k CO., Company's Wharf, Rocketts. my S.S—2t THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Widows and Orphans of the Southern States. IH3TRIBDTIOB No. 360. Hfmiia, May tl. b 6 <4 72 7ti 2 69 4.1 69 83 70 54 UißiumCTioH No. 3.01 Momiiim. May 26 --71 37 21 8 3D 30 73 4-i 44 74 IU 62 Witness my hand, at Kichmond, Va., this 281 It day of May, 1873. SIMMONS * CO., C.0.. TOMPKINS, Managers. Commissioner. CERTIFICATES oITraFFLE can be pnr chased from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at tbe Branch ofllce. No. i> Twelfth street, three doors rom Main FUR SALE. FOR SALE.—To make a quick sale, we_fs_ will sell for less than cost of linprove-Ejl ments alone, that first-class BRICK RESI DENCE No. a(W College street, near Monu ment .1 church. The Dwelling contains seven rooms besides stoic-rooms, batb-t-oom, and six most convenient closets ; brick kitchen, four rooms ; and other oat-bouses ; gas throughout, and water npon premises; side alley antl entrance to yard and dwelling ; yard well raved, and has fruit trees, grape-vine.-, shrub bery, and a wide alley in the rear. This property is very desirable on account of its convenience to business, being lv Aye minntes' walk of post-otttce. ALSO, A BRICK DWELLING, six rooms ; large . LOT; and adjoins southwest corner of Canal and Third streets. This is ns desirable a local ity as can be found in the city. To secure a bargain, apply at onco lo J. THOMPSON BROWN, i Real Estate Agent, 1115 Main street, opposite y 18—i DispatTh office.