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ri-Bii.**., • \ll.\ stout WEEKLY AND WEEKLY *v ul-1 »-_ ."dam Street, Rlcbnoad, Va. TIEBSI I>All.Y S« per yeir; six months, SS ; thrM ~.,,,' i,- Sl.on t on* month, 50 c**t*. sKAH-WEI-JiLY-aa.SO p_ year; at* uwnitis SI.-..1; three month*. 75 cent*. WEEKLY SI. SO per year; si* moirUn, 75 WEEKLY ~m,l <F..«1-WEEKLY JOURNAL t0,6, ~l ..i/...«„fy loji rate*. ars-ciAX. NOTioßa. »tW NOTICE TO FISHERMEN AND DEALERS IN SEINE THREAD. Fifteen thousand pound, Seine ____■*_ Thread, my own Importation, ha* arrived (snpc rior to any other brand) and for sale low at L. LIOHTENSTEIN'S, Importer of Seine Thread, 1708 and 1707 Franklin *treet. Haul Seines furnished at factory rriots d* as—Bm "' ' „ • == t&~ PATENT AND SOFT SEINE TWTNEaII nnmbere, SEINE LINES all blz** SEINE CORKS and CORK "WOOD, LINEN and COTTON ROPES, COTTON YARN a)l numbers—for sale cheaper than ever at £. LIOHTENSTEIN'S 1708 and 1707 Franklin street. Remember that I* the place to bar the cheapest and best Seine Thread. de 22—Sm ——"—~ -— T •**?" AT. COST! I I am closing out my entire stock of*. BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS, BAGS andl_**"* VALISES. Oreat Inducement* offered to pur «rha*er». Call early, or you will lose yonr chance. (}. a. LEATHERBURY, no 11—ow 1419 Main street. sWH. MOOORMIOK, AUCTIONEER AND COMMISSION MER CHANT, I*l4 MAIN STREET. On consignment, a large and desirable stock ol FURNITURE, CROCKERY, GLASSWARE DRY HOODS, HATS, CAPS, NOTIONS, CLOTH ING, Ac. I would respectfully call Ihe attention of the citlgena of Richmond and public generally, to thi* large and varied Block of the above named goods, embracing as it doe* nearly every artlole to be found in a well-stooked house. The most of these goods have been .purchased since the great financial crisis, at greatly reduced prices, which enables mo to offer to the trade and eon- Min.erM, at private sale, greater inducements than can be found elsewhere In the city. AUCTION SALES DAILY. Consignments solicited. Outdoor sale* promptly attended to. n. McCORMICK, 00. Auctioneer and Com. Merchant. W. H. Plaints. E. m. Cardoio. tar PERKINS & CARDOZO, GENERAL PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Richmond, Virginia. Liberal advance* made on consignments. SB*-Special attention paid lo the sale of To bacoo. Grain and Flour. au 21—tf sW-CHUROH COMMITTEES TAKE NOTICE.—GAS FIXTURES and CHANDE LIERS, REBRONZED and REI'AI RED—made to look as good as new—by DANIEL O'DONNELL, aps-ff SIB Bioad Street. Ajni!iK)iK.«r«' i^WmMmT^tVSßsT^ THREE NIGHTS ONLY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER a.-mi, aetii and arm. Return of the Famous Artistic DUPREZ a BENEDICT'S NEW ORLEANS MINSTRELS, Brass Baad and Burlesque Opera Troupe, With more crowning, triumphant success ! Havlog Just concluded a most brilliant season of two weeks at the Varieties Theatre, New Orleans, the ptli.ee of beauty aud fashion ofthe Orescent City, appearing before large, reflned nnd aelect audiences nightly, their receipts running each evening from SSOO to (1,800. Will nppmtr as above, in an entirely new, at tractive and pleasing programme. Admission at popular prices. Reserved seats tor aale at the usual place*. CHAS. H. DUPREZ, Manager. (.'HAS. H KEEBHIN. General Agent. Reserved seats for sale at E. A. Ambold's made store de «— St ASSEMBLY HALL. FOR TWO NIGHTS ONLY I COMMENCING DECEMBER 29th, MR. WILLIAM HORACE LINOARD, AMD MISS ALICE DUNNING LINQARD, In Dumas' great five act-comedy-drama of DIANE DE LYS, wilh the same cast as play, it at Daly's Broad way Theatre. THE PRESENT SENSATION IN PARIS. WITH THE INCOMPARABLE LINGARD ajKETOHEa. Kecerved seats, Sl.oo; on sale at C. F. John ston'* music store, 818 Main street. de 28-ftt ISPORTAST TO THE TRAVELING PUBLIC •' BEWARE OF IMPOSITION." The traveling public is oautioned against rely ing upoa FRAUDULENT ADVERTISING for correct Information la reference to rates by the different routes to point* West. The statement that the rates from RICH MOND TO CINCINNATI and other point* Wast via Baltimore and Ohio railroad are lower than by say other line, is "PERFECTLY FALSE" THE ONLY DIRECT LINE FROM RICH MOND TO CINCINNATI is via CHESA PEAKE AND OHIO RAILROAD, by which aaa miles of railroad travel is SAVED. Th* time is only thirty-out- hours and ten minutes. The rata* to nearly all point* ar* LOWER than by any other line. For correct information and rate*, apply lo any of the principal ticket oHloea in the country. Baggag* checked to destination. EDGAR VHET, General Passenger and Ticket Agent. daia-a-w DEPARTIRE OF STEAMSHIPS. TOR SEW YORXT THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship ISAAC BELL, Capt. Blakk-an, will sail SUNDAY, December 28, al 10 a. m. Freight received until 6 o'clock Saturday night. On and after November 1, ships will leave Norfolk at « o'e ock p. m. during Ihe winter. Through bills of lading signed, and good* for warded with dispatch toa.ll peine, -Not ib.Soutt east and West. Close connections mad* with t)u uard ha* fer foreign port*. PaaMiiger accommodation* unsurpassed. ,*** Sie*rag«' • 00 Round Trip Tickets *» S* For freight or passage, apply to GEO. W. ALLEN * 00., ■I**',(_ —_i t-ompiuiy ■» Wnsrr, hoc—•His. 3CMPEBCOPY.I RICHMOND. VA., SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1873. ML VI-MO. 41. dwntog Jitat* |fflttttai| ON SALE AT JOHNSTON'S MUSIC AND NEWS STORE, 918 MAIN STREET. LEON SCHAAP'S, 1402 MAIN STREET WYATT & CO.'S MUSIC EMPORIUM, 817 BROAD STREET. NEWS STAND FORD'S HOTEL, ___■_.__and •"• ___m Mil OUR COUNTER. ——— -- Mil | ll,■ . , Mill II ■■ WHAT CAME OF MAKING PICKLES. "Well, Love, my poor child," said a dignified old gentleman, "I have looked your matters all over, and I must say I see nothing but starvation before you and your family?' "Well, father," replied a bright little woman of twenty-five years, in a trembling voice, "I've not the least, idea of starving, nor of letting my family starve—not if God spares my health." "Yon were always a brave child, Love, but this is a terrible crisis. It would be cruel ia any one to taunt you now, but you remember that I told you and George that it was very imprudent for a man to marry till he had semething ahead for an emer gency." "1 remember, father, that you thought I should be wiser to marry a man with a louse and store, for whom I did not care, han to marry George, with two thousand Byear. But if I had the choice over agaia i make to-day, I should do just as I did then, wouldn't change places with any woman on earth, even now." "You are a faithful wife and a brave lit tle women, Love, but"— "But what, father?" "You can't live on, in this way, child." "But I will live, father, and live well, too, and take care ot George and the babies." "How?" "How? Ay, that was the word that had been ringing in the heart of this brave little woman ever since the day her husband failed at his desk nnd was brought home apparently dying. She knew that she could bear up the pillars of her little domestic structure herself; but how ? "Weil, Love, I will do what I can for you," said the old gentleman, "and—and —if it were only for you and the babies, I should say at once, 'Come home,' and be as welcome there as you were four years sgo ; but you know tho house is so small we haven't room for four in it." Love smiled a sad smile, and then said, fierhaps a little provokingly, "Four of us would occupy no more chambers than three ; the babies are too little to be away from us at night. But if your house were twice as large, father, I could not take my husband's own little home away from him, now that he is sick. I shall have to decide soon and will let you know my plans." The respectable old gentleman rose up, and with his handkerchief polished his al ready shining beaver, kissed Love, patted the heads of the babies, and turned to go, saying, "keep up good heart, child, and remember that ravens fed Elijah." "Well, I don't want them to feed me!, I prefer to feed myself," replied the spunky little woman, who felt that it was rather hard in her father to discourage her, and then exhort her to "keep up a good heart." She loved the old man although he was narrow and stiff in his views, and never forgot any slight offered his judgment. She followed him to the door and said "Good-by, father, give my love to mother," although the real mother, who would have -found room enough in her heart and home for them all, had been for years in the grave. It was twilight, and as the old gentle man was going down the steps, a younger one came up. "Ah, good-evening, good-evening," said the stout, good-natured hotel-keeper to both, and then added to Love, "Here I am, on the old borrowing business. My wife says she can't please lawyers in court times since you and the changed pickles and honey. Old Squire Watts called out the minute he sat down to sup per, 'Come, Buace, borrow some more of that neighbor's pickles for us. Them pickles is a standin' joke among them. Why can't nobody in town make pickles, and catsup, and chow-chow like yourn? My wile's a cook that can't be beat on bread, and meats, and pastry, and cake, but she ought to 'printice herself to you on some things." Love, who had known Bunce all her life, smiled and said, "I will give you « jar, with all my heart, Mr. Bunce, aud that won't half pay your wife for the nice things she has sent in to poor George. I have my cucumbers all ready now to make next year's pickles, and yet I have two or three |ars left." "Suppose we make a bargain, Mrs. Hart. I'll buy two barrels, at the best Boston price, |it you'll make them for mc, god chow-chow and catsup, too." Love laughed, and the hotel-keeper went in with her to get the jar. The old man walked down the street, whispering with a sigh, "The Lord knows who's going to feed that family ; I can't do it, for my wife says I can't, and she knows everything, most; and Love is terrible obstinate!" Well, the hotel-keeper ran back the next moment with his pickle jar, as happy as some men would have bscn to find a nugget of gold that size, for he had a rival who kept the old tavern, and he wanted to keep all the lawyers who came there to hold court, as his customers. Love had a long talk with her husband that night. The next day an old school friend who had always been like a sister, came to stop with the sick man, and to look after the babies, and she went to Boston, ten miles away, in an early train with a neat little basket in her hand. If any one had been near enough, when she put her little foot on the platform of the depot, with such spirit, he might have heard her whisper— "See if my family starves while I'm alive and in health." The day was lovely, and everybody in the cars and the street looked cheerful and happy. Of course there were sick, and lame, and blind, and deaf people, and beg gars, plenty in the world, but Heaven wan keeping them out of her sight that day, and bringing before her only happy grown folks and merry little ones. The streets looked so clean and the ail seemed so pure that she charged hersel: with having often borne false witness against the beautiful city, as she ran witl light heart through Washington, Tremon aud Court streets, and Bowdoin square iv first to a store and then to a hotel. Ii each place she asked for the proprietor o: the steward, and opened her bosket, drey out three little glass jars ot what th hotel-keeper at home had called "sou things." In one minute she tol her businesd, and the necessity * that brought her out on it. Her cheerful fsce, her prompt manner, and her few well-chosen words gained the victory for her. She wont back at night pledged to 3 supply home-made pickles, chow-chow and catsup for three hotels and five large groceries; and she whispered, as she 1 mounted the steps of her little home, "I'll • ?o°sTarve h » rWhelher " "* *" Bre Her cheerful story of success did more for her poor, disheartened young husband than a peck of old-school pills or four tiny new-school ones could have done. The t very story of an old woman's poke bonnet, which was worn so one-sided in the car as to blind one eye, and of the silly airs of a silly bride, and of a boy with two guinea pjgs buttoned into his jacket for i safe transportation, really brightened the I hope of life in his heart; and after partak i ing of a nice supper prepared by their - pretty iriend, he said : "Now, girls, I feel as if I was going to i get about and be well and take care of my ; family again, and this is the first time I have had any hope I" Love kept away from her lather till she had visited two market-gardens in the out skirts of the town and engaged a great sup ply of encumbers, onions, peppers snd tomatoes, and had brought back the strong girl she had first felt obliged to dismiss, to help her in her new work-. But if you could only have seen the size of tho old gentleman's eyes, and the style of month he got up, and heard his exclama tions, "Why, Love, you are crazy I What will your mother say ? You surely forget that her first husband was president of the I) National Bank, and that I'm cashier of it I Who ever heard of a bank officer's daughter making pickles for taverns and groceries?" "Who ever heard of a bank officer's daughter sitting down and starring when trouble comes!" replied the spunky little lady. '•Why don't you teach music?" "Because I don't know enough." "You might keep a few very genteel— well, not just boarders, but friends who don't care to keep house, and would pay largely." "Where are they, and wliere's the house and furniture for them?" "O, that's true. But you might—eh ! —or you might—eh"—and here his w>ts failed him; there are so few grand things that people can do in the hope of cheating others into the belief that they are work ing for fun rather than from necessity. But soon the old gentleman added—it was , the truest word he ever uttered — "I declare, I'm actually afraid to go home lest it has reached your mothers . earsl" The proud woman soon heard of it, and : sho talked angrily about "what Mrs Dr. i Adams, and Mrs. Colonel West, and that i purse-proud Miss Allen would say ;" and sho "was almost inclined to think it would f be better to give Love five hundred dollars ) than to be disgraced in society." ) "Love wouldn't take any money," re- f plied the old man, whose attitude during I ths conversation was that of one caught I out in a cutting hailstorm without an ur- i brella. i "Dreadful independent for anybody ( that's penniless," cried the old lady. j ' Love and her stout Irish helper went to i work at once, and very soon the china ' closet, and next the neat little dining- '. room, were filled with glass jars through ; which tiny green cucumbers and onions, i and everything else nice in that line, were peeping, or, as Love said, "smiling on the i family." The business went on bravely, and in one year Love's husband, who was par tially restored to health, forsook the bed and took charge of it, and she went back to the nursery—every good mother's place | when Providence doesn't call her out of it." This is no pretty fiction to teach young folks that " Where there's a will there's a way. It is a true story of a brave little woman, and we could tell you the street and number of the large store in a certain city, not far away, where her enterprising husband has built up a large business, and mado not a little money. He says now, that if Love had never learned to make pickles, or had been too proud to make them for others, in the dark time, he should have been in the grave five years ago. Who thinks less of her for doing it? — Youth's Companion. Colonel Curl is* aud (bo Granger*. An effort ii being made to bring dis credit upon the Grange movement in our Btate because one Colonel Curtiss, is men tioned as the leader in Virginia. The charge is that Colonel Curtiss was a member of the Federal army, and there fore, a Radical, and therefore unfit to know what is best for tho agricultural Interests of our state. What conclusions from such premises! We do not know whether Colonel Curtiss is the authorized agent of the ('rangers or not, but we do not care who or what ho was. If it is true that he has identified himself with us and is doing what he can to developo the re sources of our state, we are prepared to welcome him wilh open hearts and bid him speed in his work. That a man belonged to the Yankee army is no evidence that he is among us to forward tbe interests of the Radical party, much less that he means mischief to the farmers. It is time this thing was stopped and it should bo discountenanced by all true citi zens who desire the advancement of our state. j_ — We are not to be frightened by the cry of Radicalism. The cil'ort to lug politics into everything has been the curse of Vir ginia. We look with distrust upon such elfoits. — Rockbridge Citizen (ConseivaUve). _ Why, Certainly!—We learn that Dr. West, who visited this place about ten days ago is now giving "spiritual manifesta tions" in Richmond under the name of Dr. Eddie. We exposed this scamp and he left town at once. Dr. West or Eddie is about five feet high, light complexion, Smooth face, weighs about 120 pounds, and the ends of the fore and middle fingers on the left hand are oil. Will the Kieh tuoinl press please give him the benefit of ' this notice.— Fredericksburg Star. ***. j The Little Case. —The court of appeals has issued an older restraining the ■ sheriff from carrying out tbe sentence f passed upon Lycnrgus Little, until the said j court shall determine whether there is an , error in the proceedings against him in the I court below. There is no truth in the statement which says that Lycnrgus has [ been granted a new trial.— Clarke Courier. r The State Orange, Patrons of Hub is bandry, of West Virginia, will meet in r Oharlestown, Jefferson county, on the i 1 fourth Thursday in January. ' CITY NEWS. ' uimrsnT* TO-NIGHT. ■ . . i Kii'*v,)*ti Thiati*.— Duprez A Benedict's Minstrels «—■——_•_■■*■■■■■§ ' HOLIDAY GOOD* Philip Weber, 1517 Main street, all kinds of Willow Ware and Toys. J. X Molloy. Main and 23d streets, for Wines Brandies and Liquors of all kinds. C. F. Johnston, Toy Books, Music and Musical Instruments and fancy articles. A Lawyer Found Dead in tbe tonnly (iiiiri-iKimc hi. Head Horribly Hashed This afternoon, between one and two o'clock, the lifeless remains of G. W. RpauMing, a lawyer of this city, was found in the nenrico county court grand jury room. He was in a sitting posture when found, and his head, which was horribly mashed in, was in a reclining position. Different portions of the room were besmeared with blood. It is presumed that he was foully dealt with. The coroner will hold an inquest at the county court-house this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Deceased was about 65 years of age, and a man of very intemperate habits. Pardons Refused.—The following re cent petitions for pardon, thirty-one in all, have been refused by the governor: Alfred Grubbs, sentenced to Iho penitentiary by the connty court of Wythe, March 18, 1870, for grand larceny, for a term of six years. John L. Green, Brunswick, November, 1872, obtaining goods under false pretences, three years. Burwell Moore, Sduthampton, May, 1871, grand larceny, eight years. William Frazier, King George, November, 1873, misdemea nor, thirteen months. Dary Eggleston, Cumberland, August, 1872, bigamy, three years. Peggy Johnson, Richmond, Sep tember, 1871, stealing, five years. Wilton Lipscomb, King William, November, 1873, felony, one year. Robert Roberson, Henrico, July, 1873, burglary, three years. James M. Doherty, Lynchburg, January, 1872, murder in the second degree, five years. Philctius Fredo, Richmond, December 8, 1873, un lawful assault, jail ninety days. Rich ard Miure, Gloucester, prosecuted to out lawing in 1871, subordination of perjury,un der prosecution for felony and left the state. Emma Warren, Mecklenburg, December, 1872, jail-burning, six years. Thornton Almond, July 21), 1808, murder, ten years. Thomas Clayton, Augusta, December, 1872, house-breaking, two years. George Dock, Rockbridge, March, 1872, murder in second degree, twelve years. William E. Prentiss, Lynchburg, December, 1871, stealing from the person, three ycarc R. Lawrence, Richmond, February,72, grand larceny, three years. Jackson Haney, alias George Walker, Richmond, October, 1870, borse stealing, five years. John H. Haw kins, Chesterfield, March, 1873, felonious cutting, three years. N. C. Shelton, Rich mond, October, 1868, obtaining money un der false pretences, six years, and five years additional for second offence. Michael Walters, Tazewell, November, 1873, burglary, — years, Woodson Doss, Patrick, April, 1873, manslaughter, two years. James M. Austin, Alexandria, October 1871, bigamy, three years. Allen W. McGregor, Hanover, November 1873, assault and battery, jailed sixty days and fined $50. Frank Scott, Albemarle, No vember, 1873, grand larceny, three years. Chanty Fulcher, Henry, September 1872, murder, four years. Martin Alley, Rich mond, December 1871, murder second de gree, eighteen years. Wingfield S. Hard wick, Lynchburg, April 1873, grand lar ceny, five years, R. J. Wilson, Lancas ter, February 1872, grand larceny, six years. Branch White, Lynchburg, Feb ruary, 1871, grand larceny, five years. Clcaton Jones, Mecklenburg, December 1871, petit larceny, jail one year. Our Firemen and their New Overcoats. —The following communica tion from one of our citizens, who, no doubt, knows whereof he writes, speaks for itself in thunder tones, and should be remembered when a new deal for council men is had next spring: To the Editor of Tlie State Journal: 1 noticed yesterday the parade, and fine appearance of our Fire department with their new overcoats, and was sur prised at tbe price which tbe city , paid for them. They could have been made here for tho same if not less than what we paid for them in Baltimore, therefore the city could have saved money, and at the same time given employment to some of our tax-payers who are now suffering from the effects of the panic. Several of our good tailors have recently left the city in search of em ployment. One of our councilmen, by profession a tailor, had the interest of the city so much at heart that he went to the labor of taking the measure of all our firemen and sent them oil' to a Baltimore house to be made, with out even offering the job to any of our own tailors, who would have been glad to have had it. I merely mention this as one of the many' actions of our council in their wise deliberations, and to show the interest they have in the people, whom they have the honor to represent. Tailor. The Linoard's—Two Niohts Only.—Monday and Tuesday night next, the Lingards will appear at Assembly Hall. I For the first time in our city, Dumas' French comedy-drama "Diane De Lys" will be presented, with Miss Alice Dun ning Lingard as The Countess in the title role. The New York press, in speaking of this piece at Daly's Theatre, says i Diane De Lys is one of the purest exhibitions of womanly devotion and passion we have ever A play that may be seln and discussed by all, the young and tha old, the pure and the good— a lesson and an example.— Post. We have seen do play of late days wherein tha characters seem *o naturally in earnest.— Mail. During the performance each evening, the well-known William Horace Lingard will appear in a number of new and origi nal sketches. MACALLISTER.—This illusion genius - gives his lost entertainment at the Virginia Opera-house to-night. His feats have to be seen to be appreciated ; they are new and astonishing. If you desire to Bee the best magician that lias been here for years, , go and see Macsllister. ' Sent on to the Grand Jury*.—lsaac Hastings, charged with bastardy .was to-day sent on to the grand jury of the hustings court for indictment by Justice White. i Notary Public—The Governor has ■ appointed B. P. Eggleston, of Charlotte, a notary public for said county. Religious) Services To-Morrow.— The usual religions services will be held in all of the city churches to-morrow ex cept the following special appointments: Seventh-Street Christian Church.—Rev. H. C. Matthews at 11 a. m..- Rev. J. Z. Tyler at 7* p. m. First Baptist.—Rev. 11. A. Tupper, D. D., at 11 a. m.; Rev. J. L. M, Curry, D. D., at 71 p. m. Oregon Hill Methodist.—Rev. W. W. Bennett, D. D., at 11 a. m. Union Station.—Dr. J. C. Granbery at U a. m. Broad-Street Methodist.—Bishop Dog gett at 11 a. m.; Rev. J. C. Granbery at 7J p. m. • Assembly Hall.—Dr. Hoge is unwell, and there will be no service in Assembly Hall on Sunday. Rev. Dr. Brown will preach in the lecture-room of the Second Presbyterian church at 11 a. m. Nicholson-Street Methodist.—Rev. Wil liam 11. Atwell, 11 a. m.; Rev. D. P. Wills, 7} p. in. Tho sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered at night. Trinity Methodist.—Rev. I). P. Wi'ls, presiding elder, 11 a. m. ; Rev. A. O. Bledsoe, pastor, 1\ p. m.—subject: "The Bow and Arrow." United States Court-Koora The ordi nance of Baptism and Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, will be administered at 11 a. m. First African Baptist.- -Professor Allan Curr, 11 a. m.; Rev. Charles H. Corey, 3} p. m. ; Rev. Alexander Cunningham, 7}j). m. Third-Street Methodist.—Rev. C. Stew ard, 11 a. m.; Rev. W. B. Derrick 3} p. m. and 7J p. m.; special subject in the afternoon. i , Election of Officers.—Pythian- Marshall Lodge.—O. C, G. W. Shepper son; V. O, A. T. Sumwalt; P., A. A. Butler ; M. of E., Charles Thalhimer; M. of F., W. J. McDowell; K. of R. and S., William H. Bailie; M. at A., W. T. Si zer; representative to Grand Lodge, Past Chancellor John C. Teller; alternate, Past Chanceller William H. Bailie. Friendship Lodge, Manchester—A. Car ter Atkinson, P. C; S. Carter Weisiger, C. O.j 11. C. Fergusson, V. C; E. J. B. Fisher, prelate; A. Gary, M. at E.; W. B. McCreary, M. of F.; D. J. Weisiger, K. of R. and William Archer, M. at A.; John J. Boyle, I. G.; Samuel D. Wicks, O. G. Representative to Grand Lodge, Past Chancellor 0. B. Sims; alter nate, Past Chancellor G. M. Rogers. Temperance—Springfield Division.—R. J. Valentine, W. P ; William H. Atkinson, W. A.; George F. Burch, R. S.; William 11. Craig'chaplain ; William Hall Crew.F. scribe; John F. Shinberger, treasurer; George D. Fritz conductor; J. R. Epps, assistant conductor; George T. Welsh, I. S. ; B. Y. Leber, O. S. ; Henry T. East, P. W. P. This division is receiving ac quisitions to its members evory meeting night. Police Court.— Jusfice White dis posed of the following cases in this court to-day: Moses Thompson, unlawful posession, dischargea. John Johnson, disorderly conduct, fined $6.00. Candis Robinson, stealing, discharged. Harrison Garnett and' John H. Wilder, creating disturbance in the street, Garnett lined $5.00, Wilder discharged. Lafayette Johnson, stealing, dis charged. Martha Simms, assault, discharged. ._ 1 Duprez & Benedict's Minstrels. This fine minstrel combination gave another satisfactory entertainment last night at the Theatre. Only one more opportunity is left those who wish to see something really good in the burnt-oork line, and that is to-night. Those who are fond of vocal or instrumental music, and good dancing should go and see them by all means. We say again, it is the best minstrel troupe we have seen in a long time. Give them what they deserve, a packed house. Kern*. The Planters' bank has declared a dividend of five per cent, tax free, for the past six months. We commend Harry D. Vought, press agent of Professor Macallister, the great Wizard, to the kindly consideration of the press. Mr. John R. Thompson, for many years engaged in the hat business in this city, died at Euglewood, iv Louisa county, Christmas night, in the 85th year of his s*__B__a_a_s DIED. HAWKES.—This morning at 7 o'clock, LIZ ZIE, aged fonr year* and live months, daughter ol An I. J. and Vira Hawkes. Friends and relatives will please attend the funeral TO-MORROW at s o'clock p. m., at their residence, "Walnut Lodge," near the nine mile road. MARTIN.—At ten minutes to 1 o'clock Satur day, December 27, after a short illness, Mrs. EMMA MARTIN, colored, wife of Frank Mar tin. Her funeral will take place from her late resi dence, 217 west Broad street, MONDAY, at 2 o'clock p. m. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend without farther notice. DIVIDENDS. PLANTERS' NATIONAL BANK," Richmond, V—. December 27,1878. ) TATVIDEND NOTICE—The Board of Direc l_»torsof this Bank has this day DECLARED A DIVIDEND OF FIVE PER CENT, out of the earnings of tlie current bix months, free of all taxes, payable to the stockholders on and after the Bth January, 1874. W. R. QUABLEB, „ FOR RENT. -a ear, , . TO LET-A LAR«E, MO-gSJ DERN-BUILT HOUSE. Gas and water in __ the house, with good stable accommodations, situated on Adams, between Leigh and Clay streets. Apply to He 18—If GRUUB3 A WILLIAMS. THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION. RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Widows aud Orphans of the Southern States. Distkibctiuk No. 712. Ensure. Dec. 26. 53 40 45 3 14 67 7 54 67 68 66 84 liißT»ißUTio» No. 713. Mo»*i»o. Dec. 27. 63 11 16 36 2 41 13 75 10 3 88 37 f' , , , —— • Witness my hand, at Richmond, Va., Ihl* 271h lay Of December, 1878. SIMMONS * CO., CO.. TOMPKINS, Manager*. Commissioner CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pnr :aa*ed from Captain W. I. DABNEY, at the Hrand office, No. 9 Twelfth street, three doors from Main. iBY TELEGRAPH FROM WASHINGTON CITY The accessor or mvisi ,:r m ki.e-h CUBAN VESSEL READY FOR SEA LEADING CUBANS TO SAIL FAILURES IN NEW YORK STHIKE OF RAILROAD HANDS . MORE OF THE STOWE FRATRICIDE Etc, Etc, Etc. _ WASHINGTON. The I lien, *.„art R.ady f or ai»-DU- o tlnsulahed Cnliui. to Sail In Her. Washington, December 27.—Infor mation has been received here from Balti more that the Edgar Stuart, which has been fully overhauled and put in sea-going condition in that city, is expected to sail very shortly. She is cleared for Jamaica, taking nothing but passengers in order to avoid a suspicion of violating tbe neutral ity laws. A delegation of Cubans will leave Balti more tomorrow for New York, to meet the United States steamer Junita and escort to Baltimore Senois Manuel Silveiro and Amador Saco, formorly of the Edgar Stu art, who are amongst the survivors of the Virginius. They were both officers on that vessel and have fought in Cubs, and their escape from death by the Spaniards is to be attributed to their extreme youth; Silveiro being only seventeen years old. Alter a short stay in Baltimore they will join the crew of the Edgar Stuart. General Aguilera, vice-president of the Cuban Republic, who has been at his resi dence in Baltimore for some time past, has been recalled to active duty, and will pos sibly go out in the Edgar Stuart. Minister sickle 'a Successor. WASHINOTON, December 27.—Hon. Caleb Cusbing, succeeds General Sickles, as United States minister at Madrid. RAILROAD STRIKES. Strike Ainonj Railroad Employees. Cleveland, December 27.—The locomotive engineers on the Cleveland and Pittsburg railroad have struck. Passenger trains are somewhat delayed, and freight trains are on side tracks. The strike is unsanctioned by the brotherhood. Pittsburg, Pa., December 27.—The employees on the Pan Handle, Pittsburg, Fort Wayne, Chicago, Erie and Pittsburg, Cleveland and Pittsburg roads, all operat ed by the Pennsylvania Central have struck. Every effort is being made by the officers, and it is expected the trains will run as usual. Cincinnati, December 27.—The rail road shops have stopped work to allow the mechanics to take the places of the striking engineers. No Freight trains have run since noon yesterday. The officials had no intimation of the strike until that time. j Reports are current of attempts to throw off trains. The engineers diavow any intention to interfere with the trains. They simply want their wages concurrent to before Decemher Ist. The depots here and elsewhere aro full of freight and passenger trains. Louisville, Ky., December 27.—The striking engineers and brakemen of tho Jeffersonville, Mitchell and Indianapolis rail road, did not notify the officials of their in tended action till they were ready to start yesterday afternoon. The strike will cause a suspension ot freight and night passenger trains. Two daily passenger trains will be run in charge of non-union engineers. It is reported that delegations from different roads waited on General-Superin tendant McCullough, of the Pennsylvania company, and remonstrated against the reduction, but they were referred back to the officials of this division. AH the I trains which started before the strike were brought safely to their destinations. OHIO. ' Particulars or the Slot,c Fratricide. Dayton, December 27.—The particu lars of the Stowe fratricide, and subse- Suent hanging of Henry Stowe, show that ie two brothers, with some companions, after drinking whisky freely, commenced shooting at a mark. John Stowe insisted on loading the ritlo for each competitor, and Henry contended that each man should charge the gun for himself. Henry, how over acceded to the demand of John, until it was his turn to shoot, when he demand ed that the rifle be given him to load. High words followed, in the course of which Henry charged John with dishon esty in not putting any ball in the gun when last loading it. John called Henry a liar, upon which Henry shot John dead with a revolver. Henry was immediately seized by the remainder of the party, numbering four men, dragged to a mill, from which a rope was procured, and banged to a limb. The company then repaired to the "office" and took a drink, and upon returning found their victim dead. Seeming to realize for the first time what had happened those who participated fled and have not yet been oap tured. The parents of the brothers Stowe, who live in Pennsylvania, were informed at once of the terrible affair, and arrived yes terday afternoon and took charge of the re mains of their sons, who it seems were their only children. MEW YORK. «J «_ »o M« -financial. New York, Dec. 27-nooa.-Stock* active and strong. Money 6a7. Gold 110". Exchange, long 8|; short. 9J. Governments strong and higher. State bonds quiet. Failures. New York, December ->■— The fail ure of llanci oft & Kreuth, dealers in hats and caps, and Mitchell, Leet & Cattlin, i dealers in fancy goods, has been an nounced. The houses are not large. jBUsCaLLAN KOCS. * Fourteen troops, s under command of General Morones, have left San Sebastian by sea. Their destination ®vwtwoi_£tafe §mvml Official Paper for the Government. HATCH OF UlllKllMM, ONE DOLLAR per square of eight line* *olid nonpareil. SPECIAL RATES made at connter, orly eon'ract with regular patrons. is not known. General Lama, with 3,000 government troops, remains in the city. A desperate conflict botween a band of , Carlists and a Republican force has occur red before the town of Baycareute, prov ince of Valencia. The insurgents were defeated with a heavy loss in killed and j wounded. The municipal authorities of Madrid have been supended from office. James Gallagher, Brooklyn, returned homo drunk early Friday morning, as saulted his wife, dragged her from her bed and threw her down the second flight of stairs. Supposing h ■ had killed her, he. returned to his own room, took an Enfield rifle and shot himself in the stomach, in flicting a fatal wound. Shakspeare Caldwell, of New York, formerly member ol Congress from Lou isrille, has donated n tine hospital lo the poor of Louisville. It will be under the control of the Sisters of Charity, but open for the reception of patients of every de nomination. Messrs. Fisk & Hatch, of New York, have resumed business. The business houses in the principal part of Balt'moae city, were closed in respect to the memory of John Hopkins, whose foneral took place yesterday. A fearful storm prevailed at Wilmington, North Carolina, Thursday night. A num ber of small houses were blown down. Trees were uprooted and fences prostrated. A London dispatch, dated the 26th, says : This morning the steamer Gipsey Queen struck a wreck of a sunken lighter in Tyune river, and went to the bottom in five min utes. There were between fifty and sixty work moo oil board at Ihe time of the dis aster; twenty of them were rescued, the remainder, thirty or forty, were dtowned. Emperor William is better. The wholesale drug house of McCulloch, Hoger & Co., in Nashville, has been burned. Loss, $20,000. Also, the Orange Hotel, at Turner's station, New Yorl-., on the Erio road. Twenty Mexicans and several white men, all armed, entered Dengcston, Fresno coun ty Friday night, and seized twenty citizens, and bound them hands nnd feet, and then robbed two stores in the town, getting about $1,000 in money and a largo quanity of jewelry, &c. They made their escape, but tho people are hi hot pursuit. William Orton, president of the Western Union Telegraph company, has written a letter lo the Postmaster-General reviewing the recommendations of the latter in his annual report in favor of a postal telegraph. It is stated that as there is no absolute necessity for heavy appropriations for the improvement of harbors, livers and forti cnlions under the engineer bureau of the War Department, the estimates lor such improvements, amounting to twenty rail lions of dollars, will probably be reduced to three million. Judge Woodruff, of New York, has affirmed the decision of Judge Blatchford, that tho British steamer Queen must forfeit to the United States $24,000 penalty for knowingly bringing into that port articles liable to duty and which were not entered upon the manifest of that vessel. New York Dry Goods Market.— The week just closed has been an eventful one iv the dry goods trade. The effects of the late panic have become felt in the shrinkage of values, some failures have re sulted from that cause, combined with the dullness of trade since the middle of Sep tember. The volume of business during the week was moderately active for the season with the manufacturer's agents, who distributed to the western jobbers a fair aggregate amount of staple cotton goods, and to lho manufacturing clothiers a not inconsidera ble quantity of fancy casimeres and other woolens. The market for foreign fabrics was Characterized by extreme dullness in nearly all depart ments. There was an improved movement in linens forjclothing porposos, as well"as housekeeping, makes of Irish and Scotch manufacture, which were taken with com parative freedom from the importers, and the usual holiday demand for laces, em broidery and lawn, linen and initial hand kerchiefs was developed.— New York Bul letin. Ho! for Christmas and New Yk.ie.-1 have some line Old Rye Whisky of different brands, which I will sell in suitable quantities from a barrel down to a gill. Also, Southampton Apple Brandy, New England and Jamaica Rum, Fine Fish Gin, made after the old Dutch style, Port and Sherry Wine. Also, Irish and Scotch Whiskies. I would also add, thatl have some Old French Brandy, and m.ivy other liquors too numerous to mention. JonN K.Mai.lot, wholesale and retail liquor dealer, corner Main and Twenty-Third streets. ... Christmas Toys, wholesale and retail, Pbilip Wbbeb, 1519 Main street, ha* the largest stock of Toys in the city. Call early and get your Christmas supplies. Also, manufacturer of Willow Ware, Willow Baskets, Cano Chairs, and Settees. I*. CASTORIA.—Is more than a substitute or Castor Oil. It is the only safe article iv exis tence which is sure to regulate the bowels, cure wind-colic and produce natural sleep. It is pleasant to take. Cbild.-en need not cry and mothers may sleep. *•» J Centaur Liniment.— V The great discovery of the T" age. There is no pain which theCsKTACB Li.mio.si will not i# relieve, no swelling which it J-=_-Will not subdue, and no latne , kVlyoox " eSS which * wl " not enre. " This is stiong language, but It. I* true. It is no humbug; the recipe is printed around eacli bottle. A circular containing certificates of wonderful cures of rheumatism, neuralgia, look jaw, sprains, swellings, burns, scalds, caked-breast,poisonous-bites, frozen-feet, gout, salt-rheum, ear-ache, Ac and the recipe of the Liniment will be tent gratis to any one. It is the most wonderful healing and pnln-rellev Ing agent the world las ever produced, it sells as no article everoefore did sell, and it sells be cause It does j'ist what it pretends to do. One bottle of w» Oextaue Lixibbxt tor animals (yellow wrapper) is worth a hundred dollars for -np.-ii"ii''i. Mniiu.nl ~r galled horses and mules, sad tor •crew-worm in sheep. No family or stock-owner can afford to be without Cbxtace Lihibbkt. J. B. Rose A Co., AS Broadwr- New CAOTIOJr! 11 TO THE PUBLIC: Rich bom), December 24,1573. The undersigned hereby gives notice that ISBON BENEDICT IS UNAUTHORIZED TO SELL THE TICKETS OF "' THE WHITE STAR LINE," and that any tickets sold by him on or after ibis date wtll not be recognized bf the above Steamship Line. J. H. SPARKS, ' Agent White Star Line, i 4e22-6t 10 Broadway, N.Y.