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V. _l_ i-_ Main Street, Richmond, Va.
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it".. It-, 91.50; one month, 50 cent*,
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_ ni.- $(._..; three months, 75 cents.
V : K'.Y -1.80 per year; six months,7B
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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
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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
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3CENTSPERCOPY.I RICHMOND, VA.. MONDAY EVENING, MAKCH 30, 1874. iyOLVI.--N0.120.
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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.
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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.

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