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retinas. .-II.V SEMI-WEEKLY AND WEEKLT V. _l_ i-_ Main Street, Richmond, Va. IBM. 1 l» \ll.V-__ per j-ear; six months, _ - i thrta it".. It-, 91.50; one month, 50 cent*, -.(-.MI-WEEKLY— __~_■<> per y__r; tlx _ ni.- $(._..; three months, 75 cents. V : K'.Y -1.80 per year; six months,7B -i'--I.V mil SEMI -WEEKLY JOURNAL, -''... < 'i.emety iii,ij rate 9. fi . _ . g SPECIAL Mini is. -bST NOTICE TO THF CREDITORS OF THE DOLLAR S_\ INOS BANK.- Unlted States Commissioner ,T. A. Lynham will ba In attendance at the OFFICE OF THE DOLLAR SAVINOS RANK. No. 1 lon Main sheet, on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAY next, heiwetn the hours of in a. tn. nnd 2 p. _>'~ to take proof of the debts due by the said bank. All the creditors and depositors will please attend. .TNO. R. OARNETT, mh .10—.it _ and other credltora. jar ENGI N & FA CKTnG , LAOE LEATHER, _0. STEAM AND WATER OAUOKS, WHISTLES, COOKS, VALVES, _C. HENITINE SCOTCH OI.ASS TUBES, for water i.anKes. ENGINE PACKING-HUM, HEMP and SOAP STONE. PAGE'S PATENT LACE LEATHER, RIVETS AND BURS, BEI.T-HOOKS, 40. FILES (" Butcher's " make) WRENCHES, MACHINISTS' HAMMERS. MOULDERS' SHOVELS, SAND SIEVE:;, _0 , _C, for sale low by. R. L. WILLIAMS, No. I*-- Main Street, ■between Fourteenth and Fifteenth Streets, mh 2-— dsw_w2t _t_r BALTIMORE AND OHIO JSfl| RAILROAD, THE SHORTEST ALL-HAIL LINE 1 ROM RICHMOND To POINTS WEST, NORTHWEST, AND EAST. 1.5 MILES THF. SHORTEST ALL RAIL , ROUTE FROM RICHMONL TO CIN CINNATI AND THE WEST, AND | 7.1 MILES THE SHORTEST LINE TO i PITTSBURGH. ONLY ONE CHANGE OF CARS I:ET. I-N RICHMOND ANO COLUMBUS. PITTSIiURGIL CINCINNATI. AND ST. , LOUIS. AND ALL INTER MEDIATE POINTS. I For ratea, time-cards, and information gener ally, apply at company's tick-1 office, 1801 Main street, and at S_i Main stteel, corner Ei-hlli ■ and Byrd streels, and oiliee of Richmond, York River and Chesapeake railroad. .1. L. V. ALDIiUP, S. E. PassfiiKer Agent. ( 1301 Main Slrei't, Richmond, Va. L. M. ____, Oeneral Ticket Agent, Baltimore, Maryland. mh 11—1 m -B-TI.BEEDMA.N'S SAVTNdS AND TRUST COMPANY, , CHARTERED BY CONGRESS 1366. | Truth _*_!__, betweish M*i» akd Bars STRRETO. DEPOSITS OF FIVE CENTS AND UPWARDS * RECEIVED. 1 INTEREST COMPOUNDED IN JULY AND j JANUARY at such rate as the protits of lha company will allow, not etcetdlng seven per cciil per annum ' __TOnen daily from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M.,and on 1 SATURDAYS from 9 A M. to 8 P. __ ( CHARLES SPENCER, mh mi—tt "ashler AST GARBER'S G RNEBAL ___j__%\__. \ RAILROAD TICKET-OFFICE AND BAG GAGE EXPRESS. i THROUGH TICKETS to :\] principal points ( NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WEST via ALL ( RAILROAD and STEAMSHIP LINES. BAG-AGE CHECKED lioiii hotela __. ' private residences Tf) DESTINATION wi r.ll iicketa sold by me. Rales same as at depots. PASSENGERS AND BAGGAGE CALLED I FOR IN ANY PART OF THF, CITY. 1 State-rooms on steamers of Old Dominion I Ste.imsnip Line to New York, and sloeping oar berths spenreil on tickets sold at onr oltlce. : Information cheerfully given as to all routes, t Maps and time tables fur distribution. Principal office, S2fi Main street, and branch iiflW nt Exchange Hotel. mh 2—lro A. W. GABBER.. ; Jt_T W. C. FREENIAN'S PAINT SHOP i is at No. 15, Thirteenlli street, between Main : and Oary street, up stairs. jafr—tf MEETINGS. * | MEETING OF REPUBLICAN CITY CENTRAL COMMITTEE. THE REPUBLICAN CITY CENTRAL , COMMITTEE WILL MEET AT THE OF FICE OF JUDGE A. MORTON, (Marshall Hall), ON TUESDAY, APRIL 12, IS7-. AT ' - O'CLOCK P.M. A. MORTON, Chairman. Thos. f. Jacks"., Secretary. mhSS—td NOTICE, RI.-ÜBLIOAN WARD COMMITTEES In the city of Richmond are requested to COM PLETE ORGANIZATION in their respective Wards not later than MONDAY, MARCH 30. 157.. By order. TIIO3.*P. JACKSON, Secretary Cily Central Committee. mh 28—td AMUSEMENTS. RECHERCHE DRAMATIC ENTER 1 TAINMENT. RECITATIONS AND IMPERSONATIONS _! '.RACE CREENWOOD AND MRS. SARAH F. AME?, AT ASSEMBLY HALL, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL lint, H.I, at 8 o'clock. Admission, ...Hi .; Reserved S^ita, 7J-OM. The programme will be varied and very at tractive. Tabßha Tattle (a creation of Grace Greenwood's) will give an account of her visit to Richmond. These entertainments are* always crowded. If you wish good seats early application is necessary. Tickets to bj had at Woodhoiise _ Parham'a bookstore. mh 27—St -.'." '.-- -— '— CITY AUDITOR'S OFFICE, I Riuhiiii.d, Marcii Hi, 1874. J riniE ASSESSMENT OF LICENSE TAXES X FOR THE YfAR 187. has been com pleted and filed in this office for the insp-i'tkm of all concerned. All perrons feeling aggrieved will have an opportunity of reporting the same to the Finance Committee of the City Council on the AFTERNOONS OF 7IU. -__, antl '.111. OF APRIL between the hours off, nnd 7 p. m., at the council chamber, on Broad strevt, at which time mid place the committee will hc.r and consider appeals from said assessment •I. B. UOYSTER, mh 28—Kit Atulßor. All WILL iAY ton .COPIES ill Ml*. <H1 SEMI-WEEKLY STATE JOURNAL f-rwie veer JOB WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY EXECUTED ' " - _ ' " ' " '" _-BB__B__________________i CEfjt: Uiilg State lonrniii 3CENTSPERCOPY.I RICHMOND, VA.. MONDAY EVENING, MAKCH 30, 1874. iyOLVI.--N0.120. -j ._. . ~._.., THE HOVtR.OR'S riNA-f-AI. >i I . SA«E J The Governor's message contains a very fuil statement of the present embarrassing . condition of the state and the causes which i have led to it. It is an able paper, clear !in statement, ample in facts cited, and abounding with valuable suggestions. The utter inability of the people to meet the interest on the various forms of indebted ness and the current expenses of the state is clearly shown. This is the first attempt of any public officer to lay before the Legislature and the country the whole truth as to our financial condition. It is a frank and manly utter ance, and will do far more to protect the I honor and credit of Virginia than any rose- ' colored assurance of prosperity and com petency to meet all obligations, i The first step in a settlement is to reach ' the precise facts as to the debtor's condi tion and ability to pay. The honest debtor 1 is often deceived as to his own condition. I He exaggerates his ability,and thus deceives ( his creditors and makes engagements which ' he cannot fulfill. Thu; self-deceived, he de- s ceives others and brings upon bimsell the ' very discredit ho is trying to avert. It is ■ for the interest of all partips that the state « should disclose her actual condition, and « confess her inability to meet her outstand ing obligations. This Governor Kemper has done in such measure as the facts l were at his command. We aro confident, however, that if it were possible to obtain the net annual profits of all the industry s and trade in this state it would present aI a slill darker picture than the Governor has ' diawn. * Wo have repeatedly shown in these col- ' umns, by facts that could not he disputed, ' that the Funding Bill assumed obligations " that the people could not fulfill. Without | v discussing that measure here, it is enough ! " to know that it cannot be executed. The c decision of tho Court of Appeals upon the a c)upon question caunot create money or c work out. the solvency of a bankrupt. " That decision was n't only wrong in law, P but it was a gratuity thrown to the devil. « ft taught the people of Virginia that o they have nothing to expect from their c highest court when corruption organizes fi itself into the forms of law. But it b did nothing to help the state credit, while it tl despoiled the people. The Governor touches this point tenderly, from motives v of official propriety. f The suggestion to invite a meeting of b creditors with commissioners appointed by h the state is a very proper ono. It am do p no harm, and it will doubtless result in a tl more thorough understanding by the credi: r tors and the general public of the real difficulties ot our situation. 1 Tho responsibility of the general gov- ( ernment for the state debt, because of the J partition of Virginia and the failure to par- a tition the debt, is perfectly clear to us. ii We see no qnod reason why the Governor should have been silent upon this subject. He suggests to the creditors an additional mode of recoveiing part, at least, of their debt. Tt will lead both the state and its c creditors to consider the propriety of call ing the attention of Congress to an act as ' unjust as it was impolitic, and which the American people have never approved. t The power that annihilated, the old Virginia o »>• clearly responsible for its just debts. c It certainly cannot refuse to consider the " legal results of the partition il respectfully , asked by the commonwealth. We are sure that Governor Kemper's sug gestion will have its due weight in Con- c gress, and if the Legislature will act T promptly upon it, and ask for a hearing r before that body touching the partition ol Virginia, some practical results will no * doubt be achieved to our advantage. Oovernor Kemper deserves the thanks t of the people of all parties for this effort I to place the state right before the world, ' and to relieve the people of some portion of their present burdens. i i 4'._PITO_ Mlll.v ' It will be remembered that, some days , ago the It. & D. R. R. made application t for a consolidation ot that road and the £ Piedmont road. The Senator from Lou- ' doun proposed an amendment which re- J quired, as a condition precedent, that the j R. <t D. R. R. 00. should release its claim < to exemption from taxation. This was j fiercely resisted, but the Senate on Satur- ( day renewed to the country its determined t policy to seize every opportunity to make all the railroads contribute their proportion to ' support of government by a vote of 18 to 10, the Republicans, save one, voting aye. The bill, on motion of Mr. Perm, was in definitely postponed. i But two papers in this state have failed to give their opinion on the Governor's message vetoing the Petersburg charter j bill, viz : The Bungtown Register and Oniontown Banner. Tho bill now before the Senate, consti tuting a portion of the Rappahannock river j a lawful fence, recalls recollections of a j time during the late war when it was a fence that most anybody could get through, j The selection of Hon. Win. A. Graham, I !of North Carolina, as Virginia arbitrator in i the Maryland boundary matter meets with 1 the approbation of everybody in this state, j His selection is held to be a rightful act ol courtesy due to our s'Ster commonwealth of North Carolina. The Legislature so 1 seldom does any thing judicious or com l' mendable that it is a pleasure to record it | when done. "It is well." It is given out with an air of mystery t that Hon. A. H. H, Stuart, chairman ' of the House finance committee, has an 7 important paper to submit to the Legisla -1 ture, which will awaken no little interest and comment. ft is fuither intimated "that the coming Congressional campaign ' should be based upon it." Us nature has not transpired. , Ex-Governor Fayette McMullen is now , ranging in Southwest Virginia, advocating I his schemo for a commercial convention of . delegates from Virginia, Tennessee, Ken tucky, Maryland, North Carolina and West , Virginia. He expects soon to visit Rich , mond. The old stager s< ems to have taken a new lease of life. He actually looks i younger and fuller of vim than he did a dozen years ago. There arc only five candidates for the I office of state treasurer, and the office is not yet vacant. Nobody can now say that the average Virginian is not instinct with ' patriotism, especially when an office is its objective point. The newspapers now call Messrs. Rich- I mond and Van Auken patron saints of j the Cumberland (Jap extension bill. When the.tax bill came up to-day, Mr. | Round moved to substitute iv the place of I the provision for marriage licenses, a tax ' of fire dollars upon bachelors over twenty five years of ago, stating that he was de- ] sirous of assisting the finance committee I in finding "new subjects" of taxation, and ' he didn't know of any class which could better afford to pay a license tax than the ; happy and prosperous individuals known as t "bachelors." He favored the taxation of ' "bachelorhood as a luxuri/ and as a ' means of paying the state debt. j A lively debate followed. Mr. McMul- ( lan, of Greene county, introduced a sub stitute putting the tax at $2,/ SO, and the ' [ age at which bachelors were to be allowed , .to live without license at thirty. lie ad- t vooated the constitutionality of the tax. t Mr. Gilman, of Richmond, opposed the J tax on the ground that it would drive the I bachelors to follow Horace ureelcy's ad vice and "go West." Mr. Lacy, of i Spotsylvania, favored the taxation of bach elors as a " nuisance. " Judge Ould [ asked if it was not a hard law to tax bach- i elors who had proposed marriage and who | had been repeatedly refused. Mr. Lacy proposed that such persons should have ] the privilege of going before the conrt and I obtaining exemption, if he had made prop- ' er effort and failed. The substitute [ failed by a vote of 20 to GO, nearly all the , bachelors in the House coming gallantly to i the front and voting in the affirmation. ' The report of the joint committee of in- j vestigation into the affairs of the sink ne . fund was returned to-day and ordered to i be printed. Tt is a document of about one I hundred pages, and contains—lrst, the re- ! port; second, the evidence of witnesses ; . third, a tabular statement of bonds of rail- t roads, etc. ' The Governor to-day commissioned j Thomas W. Drake, of Drakes branch, | Charlotte county, a notary public, and | Joseph T. X, Plant, of Washington I). Q„ 1 a commissioner of deeds, for Virginia lands, J in the District of Columbia. ] J'lii: GC-EKAL AS.l:«l!I:v. 1 Monday, March 80, t Senate.— -This body met, President in the I chair. No prayer. I Mr. Taylor offered the following resolu tion, which was amended, on motion of Mr. Pridemore, and as amended, agreed to : . Resolved, That on and after Weduesday , next, the clerk shall call tho roll at the , opening of each session of this body, and , enter on record the names of such as shall respond, and also note absentees, and whether they are absent with or without . the consent of the Senate. , Introduced and referred : j By Mr. Wynne—Bill in relation to the election of city treasurer. By Mr. Critcher—Resolutions of the Farmer.' Club of King George county, de mauding the protection of sheep, &c. Senate bill providing for the removal of , tho penitentiary was made the order of the day for Tuesday at 2 o'clock. The select joint committee of investiga tion into the affairs ot the sinking fuud . presented a voluminous report, which was read and ordered to be transmitted to the j House. , Passed : Senate bill providing for sub- . mission to the people of the proposed amendments to the constitution in relation to county organizations ; for the relief of the sureties of Wnliam Sample, late sheriff J of Russell; for the reliel of the sure ties of J. D. Tiitnin, late town- , ship collector of Ptince George county; in relation to granting licenses to practice law ; to fix the terms of the Cir- , cuit Courts; to incorporate the trustees of Fidelity Lodge of the Grand United Order j of Odd-Fellows, of Richmond city ; to in corporate the Warm Springs Company ; , in relation to the weighmasterof live stock; to confirm sale made by trustees of Tinker Creek Baptist church, &c. The Senate at three o'clock entered into executive session, but finding itself without a quorum, adjourned. House. —The House was called to order at 10 o'clock by Speaker Hanger. The Speaker appointed Messrs. Magru der, Dooley, Taliaferro, Scruggs, Yager, Alexander and O'Neal tie committee un ' tier the resolution in relation to transac j tions of the Atlantic, Mississippi aud Ohio ' i Railroad Company, as set forth in the mi- I nority report of the committee on roads, as a substitute for House joint resolution No. 200, directing the president and direc tors of the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio | Railroad Company to commence the work II on the road to Cumberland Gap. i! The report of joint committee on sink ; ing fund investigation was ordered to be ! printed. ' I The bill to provide for the ctablishment 1 | of a true meridian line for each county was l amended, on motion of Mr. Hoenniger, and passed by. j House bill allowing Robert B. Batte _ Co. to erect a wharf on James river, was 1 ordered to its engrossment. 9 Senate bill incorporating the St. George • Benevolent Society of Fredericksbtirg, Va., X i was passed. House bill for the assessment, levy and I collection ot taxes was considered and y amended. ii: Mr. McMullen oflered an amendment for taxing unmarried male persons over the age of 30 years $2.60 and upwards, which l" j was rejected. The bill was considered till it adjournment. CITY NEWS. Order in Reference to Sales in Bankruptcy.—The foll-wini; order has been made by Judge R. W. Hughes in reference to sales under the bankrupt law in the Eastern District of Virginia: 1. It is ordered that in sales at public auction made under orders ol" this court, where only the services of a crier are needed, a reasonable customary fee may be paid to such crier. Auctioneers charging percentage commissions are not to be em ployed except by special order cither of the register or the court. , 2. In all cases wherein it is not other wise specially ordered sales of real estate , made under the orders of this court shall j be made at the county seats of the coun- | ties in which the estates lie, on county | court days of the said counties. 3. It is ordered that choses in action of t bankrupts shall be sued upon by assignees , in this or in other proper courts in ail cases , in which, if held by prudent individuals . in their own right, suits would probably be j brought; and this class of assets are not in any event to be sold at auction until after special report has been made by the i assignee giving reasons for doing so as to , each chose in action proposed to be sold, < and specially approved by the register. Registers are instructed to discourage ( lamping sales of this class of assets at auc tion, and in all cases of such proposed sales, t where they are in doubt, to refer the order of sale to the conrt for approval. . 4. It is ordered, that advertisements of J sales, published in newspapers by order of . this court, are to be inserted three times a week for two weeks, unless otherwise or- t dered, and are to be paid for at a rate not exceeding one dollar per square for each insertion, eight solid lines of eicht words j each being counted as a square. , 6. It is ordered, that the icgisters of this court do strictly comply with the require- , ments of the 4th section of the bankrupt j law, and as proceedings are had before j them forward to the clerk of the court cer- j tified memoranda thereof within twenty four hours in each instance after the act has been performed. Ro. W. Hughes, ' District Judge. J Richmond, March 27, 1874. ' Daring Attempt at Rohp.f.ry.— I Saturday night, between the hours of 12 J and 1 o'clock, a daring attempt was made 1 to enter and rob|the dwelling house of Mr. 1 Valentine Heckler, situated at the extreme i end of Twenty filth street, Deal Fairfield • Race-course. The circumstances are. that 1 Mrs. 11. was awakened about the hour | named by one of her children, and hearing * an unusual noise in front of the house, t awakened her husband. Mr. Heckler I arose as noiselessly as possible, and seiz- i ing a shot-gun, quietly approached the window for the purpose of ascertaining the cause of alarm. This he soon found out. S Near his porch stood a man on the quivive, \ and at the window below, the one from 1 which he was taking observations, was a another, cutting away at the shutters for 1 dear life. Mr. 11. drew a bend on the fel- \ low at the window, as he could not get a ' good show at the other fellow, and fired ] away—with what damage he was unable \ to discover, as both the dastardly mis- c creants decamped : not, however, without 1 first firing a shot each from a pistol at him, t both of which we are pleased to state were 1 harmless. Upon examining the shutter at which one of the villains was at work, one slat was found to have been cut out. But i for the fortunate circumstance of Mr. I Heckler having been awake, there is no i telling what these bold and murderous I villai S might nt t have accomplished. We i hope that our detectives will take the mat- 1 ter in hand and that we may soon have the ' pleasure of chronicling the arrest of the i parties. I On A Lark.—Saturday night a gentle- ( man loaned his horse and buggy to a friend to take a short ride, and his friend having driven to his destination got out of his buggy and left it standing in Front of a , house. During his absence three young , men passed by, and seeing the situation of , affairs thought it a good chance to take a | line ride, and acting upon this impulse | they got in and drove off. The feelings of j the borrower of the first part can bettor be , imagined than described when he returned and found his horse and buggy gone. Hastening to the Second police-station a 1 general notification of his loss was made j to the various stations, and policemen were i at once set upon the trail of the young ] men. About 2 o'clock Sunday morning t their capture was effected, they were car- '. ried to the Second police station and bailed | for their appearance at the Police Court Monday. To-day they confronted his honor Justice VV hite, and it appearing in I evidence that there was no iutention on ' their part of stenling the aforesaid horse 1 and buggy, tho Justice fined them five dollars each for their little freak. This they I ponied up and went on their way rejoic- I ing. The caption of this article, "On a Lark," doubtless fully explains the cause of the action on the part of the young men. \ Police Court.—The following cases i were disposed of in this court to-day : i W. S. Wicks, H. C. Perrin and George i Schleir, disorderly conduct, fined $5. John 11. Holloway, stealing, locked up in the station house until 0 o'clock. Thomas Griffin, drunkenness, _c, jailed sixty days. Bettie Taylor, drunkenness, fined $5. Austin Mitchell, stealing, jailed six months. James Couch, John Jones, R- B. Smith and Wm Burgess, creating a disturbance, fined $1 each. Wm. Williams, charged with feloniously entering the dwelling-house of Dr. George B. Steele and stealing a lot of lead, sent on to the grand jury of the Hustings I court. Attention, Orphans.—The mana gers of the Business College and Telegraph Institute, at Lebanon College, Tennessee, say: "Aware of tho great number of orphans, all over the laud, many of whom aro without assistance, and have but little education, we have resolved to make this v paralleled offer: Orphans of ministers. Masons, Odd-Fellows, or orphans of men who died in good standing in any temper ance society, or died or were killed in either army during the war, and all per sons who have lost on 3 arm or leg, will be received at half-rates during the months of April, May or June, 1874. This places 1 one of the leading institutions and a first class business education in reach of all 1 orphans." New Reservoir.—A large number of I persons are attracted out at the West end I of the city daily, to see the location of the new reservoir. A large number of hands r and carts aie busily engaged in the woi kof j excavation. The reservoir is located about l a mile distant from the corporation line, 1 and south of Cary street, on the plank road. Mission Work in Mexico.—Rev. Bishop Haven, of Atlanta, delivered a lec ture at the Virginia Opera-House last night on "Mission Work in Mexico." He gave a fine description of lhat country and its history. After referring to the Aztec civ ilization overt-, own by Cortez, ho claimed that the Spaniards were sent there by Provi dence to put an end to the awful sacrifice of human life which put to death as nigh as 80,000 human vi.tiins at ono time to appease the god of the Aztec religion. He refarred to the Catholic supremacy since tho time of Cortez, nnd claimed that the American aimy under Scott was sent by Providenco to open up the land to Protestant ideas. He referred to the mission of the different American churches lately established, and prophesied a great future for that distracted and priest-ridden people. A speaker has been seldom heard in Richmond who could combine such ready flow of language, such brilliant imagery nnd such rare good humor. He was at the Capitol to-day, occupying a privileged seat, and left for Washington at a p. va. Supreme Court of Appeals.— Meade's adm'r vs. Steams and als ; peti tion for an appeal from a decree of the Chancery Court of Richmond. Refused. Richardson vs. Winston, trustee, and als: petition for an appeal from a decree of the Circuit Court of Hanover county. ' Refused. ' Salenberger vs. Moore, trustee, anil als ; appeal allowed from a decree of the Cir- I cuit Court of Frederick county (Staunton I case). 1 Graham vs. Kllzey: fully argued by I Messrs. Hanison, Tucker and Wattles, ' and submitted. The court will lake to-morrow for con- 1 ference, as it sat to-day, and adjourned t till Wednesday, the Ist proximo, at 12 1 o'clock in., when the case of Gardner's < ex'or vs. Normcnt and wife, which is a priv- I ileged case, and said to be a shert one, will be the first one taken up. After this, | Buford vs. Pollok will be taken up. ( — ( I-Leotion OF Officers—At _ meet- 1 ing of Ivnnhoe Lodge, No. I, Knights of < Temperance, held on Friday night, the fol lowing officers were elected for this quarter : ( Worthy Knight, J. G. Gibson ; First ] Knight, E. A. Rudd; Second Knight, W. . A. Tanner ; Knight of Honor, W. P. j Knowles ; Assistant Knight of Honor, \V. t B. Bevil; Recorder, W. A. S. Conrad ; Assistant Recorder, W. H. Marshall; In structor, R. W. Stubbs ; Herald, E W. ' England ; Assistant Herald, W. IL Gilles- ' pie ; Inner Guardian, Lewis Hankins; Outer Guardian, W. J. Bevil; Past Wor thy Knight, W. A. S. Conrad. This lodge is doing a good work among our young men. I . < Lecture To-Night at Eleventh- J Street Synagogue.—Hon. Simon Wolf of Washington, District of Columbia, ' will lecture this evening at eight o'clock, at "the l'.leventh-street synagogue, for the ' benefit of the Sewing Society connected i with said synagogue. His subject will be t "Lnheralded Heroes.'' Mr. Wolf was I president of the late B'Nai B'Rith con- I veution which met at Chicago, and is a fine orator and lecturer. He addressed the He brew Sunday-school yesterday morning, and last evening the members of T. O. B'Xai B'Rith at Covenant Hall. i i Hustings Court.—Wm. D. Colt-man was brought into this court to-day, when his counsel moved to set aside the judg- i ment rendered against him on Saturday, upon the ground that Joseph Mayo, Jr., a material witness for the prosecution to prove the alteration and forgery of the : warrant book of the sinking fund, is now insane, that he was insane at the time he testified, and that he was insane a long I time prior to said trial. Judge Guigon i continued the motion until to-morrow at 1 11 o'coek. Marine. —The following clearances I were made at the Custom-house to-day, 1 viz: German brig Friedrick, Captain Buck- I naun, with flour, for Rio Grande do Sul, by Haxall, Crenshaw & Co., and German i barque Brazilieria, Captain Jackens, with 1 tlmr, for Pernambuco, by Haxall, Cren- * shaw & Co. 1 Personal.—Hon.C. Y. J'homas, mem- t her of Congress from the Fifth district, was in the city to-day. It will be remembered . that Mr. Thomas contested the .seat of Mr. ( Davis, the sitting member—the committee t making a uuanitnous report .in favor of Mr. Thomas, the first made for several years past. Personal.—Captain Johu 11. free- 1 man, known as one of the very best cater- ' ers in Virginia, has taken charge of the ' Bath Alum Springs for the coming season. The Captain will introduce there during the coming Summer his popular sopona ceous compound. ' 1 List of Creditors.—The schedule of , creditors of the Mutual Building Fund and Dollar Savings Bank, filed in the bankrupt court, shows the names of 739 individuals and firms, and the aggregate amount due them $131,802.44. Items. Engaged for the next set—Hens. A white frost visited the suburbs last night. The state treasury to-day contained $500,353.30. Sturoeon were in'roduced in our mar kets a week ago. The AID most wanted by the temper ance cause now is lemonade. Attention is called to a notico of the creditors of the Dollar Bank. "Marion Harland," the authoress, was recently on a visit to her parents in this city. Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and the green was worn extensively in the hats of our citizens. The ladies were as busy as bees this morning fixing up one of the stores in Steams' block for a fair. The Petersburg Index-Appeal calls Governor Kemper's financial message ''a wise and sensible document." Saturday was with the Hebrews the 1 precursor of the festival of the Passover, which begins Wednesday evening. Spring races will probably occur i both at Fairfield Race-course, and the trick at. the Agricultura' Fair Grotmls. • Henry Davis, of Elizabeth City, was i landed in tho penitentiary to-day for _Q years for murder in the second degree. , The wild onions of the Capitol f Squate have recently been much disrupted t by an attack in force of the penitentiary brigade, c The ceremonies at St. Peter's Cathe dral yesterday on the occasion of Palm Sunday were imposing. She palms were blessed and distributed to a large congre gation. Father Jansens preached in the morning. Bishop Gibbons at night. The Republican voters of the sev eral wards ot this city will convene to night at their usual places of meeting for organization. Colonel L. B. Fish, of Louisville, Ky., general agent of Louisville Cement Association and Utica Lime Company, is spending a day or two in our city. Hon. John Randolph Tuckeb publishes in the Lexington Gazette a grace ful and feeling tribute to the memory of the late Judge William T. Joynes. The creditors of the Dollar Saving-i Bank, which institution was recently thrown into bankruptcy, aro now proving their claims before Register Forbes. Judge R. W. Hughes, of the U. S. District Court, will be in Richmond on Thursday, and open court in Alexandria on April 3d. Conrt will open here April 0. A Church Hill gentleman has two canaries, and has named them "Wheeler" and "Wilson.'' His reason for the appellations is that neither of them are "Singers." A Patent has been issued at Washington to William 11. Libby, of Fredericksburg, for a projectile to ordi nance, and to James S. French, of Alex andria, (or a driving-wheel tojocomotives. Saturday evening two gentlemen ' and a lad rowed up the canal from Eighth street to the Three-mile locks, and on their return collided with a freight boat, were pitched into the water, and escaped with difficulty. i The religiously inclined derive little consolation from the refiection that : nowa-days the church, the creeds, the Bible itself, can no longer satisfy the en quiring mind by the simple ipse dixit of l their authotity. i Half a pound of shot, adminis tered to sympathetic cats, at this season of ' the year, will bear fruit in increased hours of slumber throughout tho Summer, and have a tendency to prevent a corner in the chicken market. Yesterday, Theodore W. Hi. nniger, of the popular St. James Hotel, celebrated his 30lh birthday. At the same time and place John P. Ballard, Esq., of the same hotel, celebrated his GOth entry on to this mundane sphere. The Washington National Republican is an able advocate of the construction, at public cost, of the James River and Kana wha can_l, between its present terminus and the connection proposed for it with the Western waters. The following persons filed their petitions in bankruptcy to-day, viz : An drew J. Stofer, and Louis Colinsky, of Culpeper county ; John R. Cavan, of King William, and Thomas 0. Spencer, Jr., of Prince Edward county. The Petersburg Index-Appeal says: "A thorough investigation of all the base ment offices will probably bo tbe result of : the exposure of utter carelessness and tin business-like manner in which they have (or a long time been conducted." -U-t'ELLAKEOU.. The secretary of the treasury has direct ed the assistant treasurer at New York to sell $1,000,000 gold each Thursday during ' April—§s,ooo,ooo altogether. The Carlists in Valencia has been defeat ed by the government troops, with the loss i of 80 killed and 200 taken prisoners. i The French Assembly adjourned Satur- , day until the 12th of May, and tho Ger- , man Parliament has taken a recess until April 9. I The German saloon-keepers of Brooklyn i have resolved to oppose the present fanati- , cal temperance move by all proper and lawful means. , A nolle prosequi has been entered in t New York in the ease of Joshua D. Minor, , against whom there are three indictments | for having in his possession plate for coun terfeit two-dollar bills. The woods between Washington, South river and South Amboy, New Jersey, have been been burning furiously for several days, and travel between the place been greatly impeded. , The Italian chambers adjourned Saturday i to meet on the 14th of April. Marshal Serrano's attack on Pedro Abanto, has been successful, aud ihe Carlists have been driven beyond Santa , Guliana. —A missing man was lately advertised • for and described as having a Roman nose. He won't be found. Such a nose as that will never turn up. —■■ ■ __——______— WANTS. AY AN I T-D-BY a single gen tleman A FURNISHED ROOM, within the boundary of Broad, Main, Fifth and Ninth streets. Address mh 24—tf P. O. Box 85. iTgREGOEY," (late chief cleric of the Bankruptcy Court) ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office with the Register in Bankruptcy, over Merchants National Rank, Petersburg, Va. A specially made of Bankruptcy practice— obtaining discharges and exemptions, settling accounts of assignees &c. mh 30—tf » _M.PAKT.K_. in Ml. • HMIII'V FOR HEW YORK. THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COM PANY'S elegant side-wheel steamship WY ANOKE, Captain Couch, will sail TUES DAY, March .Ist, at _ o'clock p. m Freight received until 1 o'clock. Through bills of lading signed, and goods for winled with dispatch toall points—North.South east and West. Close connections made with Oa nard line for foroign poi _?. Passenger accommodations unsurpassed. Fare II! CO Steerage 6 CO Round Trip Ticket. 20 CO For freight or passage, apply ti GEO. W. ALLEN _ CO., mh 30—It Company's Wharf. Kocketts. THE SOOTHERS ASSOOIATIOB. RAFFLE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Widows and Orphans of the Southern States. 1 UIBTBIBDTIaB Wo. 248 EVBBIBQ.Mar. 28. i 10 _4 23 0347051150 56 15 2C~ LUBTBIBPTIOB No 249 YioßNll-. Mar. 30. 1 72 10 -5 40 59 57" 37 45 07 70 18 75 i • ! Witness my hand, at Richmond, v'a.. 18. SOth lay of March, 1874. I SIMMONS _ CO., O. tl. TOMPKINS, Managers. Comraissione, r CERTIFICATES OF RAFFLE can be pui chased from Captain W I. DABNEY, at the • Branch office. No. 8 Twelfth street, throe doors I from Main. fjgjjjjf £tat* Jfouvnnt. Official Paper for the Oqvern_ieHt. RATE* or ADVERTISING", "~ ONE DOLLAR per Miliar, of eight linos solid nonpareil. SPECIAL RATES made at counter, or by con'rnct with regular patrons. BY TELEGRAPH TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT THE RAILROAD TROUBLES THE MILITARY UNDER ARMS THE STRIKERS PAID OFF FIENDISH ACT BY ROBBERS NEWS FROM ABROAD ESCAPE OF ROCHEFORT THE ASHANTEE EXPEDITION Etc, Etc, Etc PENNSYLVANIA. The Railroad Trouble-—Tho Military l iiili'i v■ mis nnd nt the Scene of Dis turbance. A-c. Susquehanna Depot, March 29— 11:35 A. M.—Pursuant to orders from Governor Hartranft five hundred soldiers, with a section of a light battery, have arrived here, and more are en route. Vice-President Clark has had a confer ence with a committee of strikers, and will submit propositions to them in order to avoid a collision with the troops. One thing seems definitely settled, all will he discharged and about half re-employed. 4 P. If. —The strikers have refused to consider the propositions of the company until to-morrow at 8 _. m. At a meetingjust held they have decided to allow passenger travel to be resumed at once, but refuse to allow freight to be* moved. It is expected that the troops will al once take possession of all property by force. 5 /'. M. —A committee of strikers just had an interview wilh Vice-President Clark. In order to avoid bloodshed by enfoicirig authority, he has concluded t> run passenger trains only to-day, awaiting the acceptance or rejection of the compa ny's propositions at the meeting to-mor row morning. Passenger trains will be moved at once. MORE TROOPS ARRIVING—THE COM PANY'S PROPOSITIONS REJECTED— THK STRIKERS BEINO PAID OFF, &C Susquehanna Depot, March 30—7:15 A. jM.—One thousand more troops from Philadelphia have reached Oarbondale en route for this place, and are expected to arrive here at about half-past nine o'clock this morning. If the strikers at their meet ing nt tight o'clock this morning decline the proposilion made them by the com pany Ihe sheriff wiil at once resort to force. 0:15 A, M. —The strikers have met and voted on Vice-President Clark's proposi tions, almost unanimously rejecting them. The vote was—no, 476; yes, 11. 'J P. Claik has met the committee of Ihe strikers and refused to make any further concession. The mili tary will now be called upon to protect the road, as the company intend to stait trains of all kinds. 11:30 A. M— The strikers aro being paid off in small squads, who are admit ted inside the lines of tbe military to re ceive their pay, and are then escorted be yond the lines, when another squad is ad mitted. Freight trains will be moved in about thirty minutes under the protection of the military. No attempt has yet been made to resist the troops. NEW YORK. Fluancinl. New York, March 30.—Stocks active. Money 4. Gold 112}. Exchange long, 485* ; short, 488 J. Governments dull and a little off. State bonds quiet and nominal. -mine Disaster Mew York, March 30.—ihe bark Alsen, from Rotterdam, reports, in latitude 23:29, longitude 53:16. fell in With bark Augenta, from Liverpool for Savannah, in sinking condition. She took off the cap tain and crew and brought them to this port. The captain states that he encoun tered a violent gale on March sth, lasting tivo days, during which his vessel sprung a leak. When he left the vessel, she had ten feet of water in her hold, and the crew were worn out. Fiendish a. i by Masked Robbers. New York, March 30.—Masked rob bers last night entered a house in Jersey City in which dwells the watchman of Densmith & Brothers, jewelry .manufactory, threw him to the floor, bound and gagged him, and because he would not give them the keys of the factory which he didn't have, they piled about him bedding saturat ed with oil and set it on fire. The watch man succeeding in freeing himself and escaping from the flames, but the house was burned. Progress ol the i'einnerunce Movement New York, March 30.—The men and women enlisted in the temperance cause gathered in the churches of this city and Brooklyn yesterday and made their prayer offerings in tho presence of large congrega tions. In Brooklyn routes have been laid out for the special work of visiting saloons. Temperance work is found to be far more extensive and complicated than anticipated but tho visitors are not dis couraged. FOREIGN ENGLAND Review ol' the Ashantee Expedition. LONDON, March 30.—There was an im mense crowd of people in Windsor Park to-day to witness the review of the troops of the Ashantee expedition. General Sir Garuet Wolseley was in command. The review took place in the presence of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Arthur. The weather was fine. FRANCE. Rs. line of Ro. hefort Irnui New Caledo nia. PARis.March 30.—Therepoit that Hen ri Hochefort and Paschal Grousse have es caped from the penal colony at New Cale donia is confirmed. A dispatch from Mcl ■ bourne of to-day's date, says ihey with i Gourde Bulliere and two other convicts i have arrived at Newcastle, New South Wales.