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THE DISPATCH.
BY COWARDIN & ELLYSON.
The DAILY DISPATCH U deltrered to anbarrl
bersat t2c nerwveli, payHhletotliecarrlerweeklr.
Mulled at per annum*; A3.So for *ix month*; 75c.
per month for a shorter period.
The 8EMI-WKKKLY DISPATCH at ?4 per *n
limn, or *2 So for six months.
The WEEKLY DISPATCH at $2por annum.
Richmond gisptrh.
TIU'USDAY JANPAKY 2.% ISCd.
IVfMilfnt John ton and Mr. Davis. 4
F.x - President Burnet, of Texas, who was
^elected by the Indies of New Orleans to pre
sent their two memorials in behalf of Mr.
Davis, lias rendered, through the New
Orleans papers, an account of his visit to
Prevalent Johnson. Mr. Burnet is extremely
guarded in his language?so much so as to
leave the ntpression that his interview with
Mr. Johnson was not very satisfactory. But his
cautiousness gives us the greater reason for
believing his averments in their full meaning.
He says :
" 1 distrust my memory too much to ven
ture on a detail of conversations with the
President. |jj^tire accuracy could not be ex<
pec ted and alight deviation would be objec
tionable. These conversations were brief.
" In regard to the future of Mr. Davis, the
President, of course, could give no definitive
opinion. That Mr. Davis will he tried by a
civil court ap]tears to have been a foregone
conclusion: that he will eventually be par
doned?if. indeed, a conviction shall be had?
and a general amnesty proclaimed, to the
grievous disapi>ointment of the Jacobinical
cliques, seems the most probable finale to the
most calamitous war that ever threw a pall
of gloom over a great people."
The Man Tor the Times.
The subject of free schools is awakening
considerable discussion in Virginia. One of
our contemporaries proposes a plan for the
object : and, indeed, there are many plans.
No project, however, will tie of much avail
unless its practical operation is entrusted to
s.>me master inind. It has always been
observed, when great social or political
changes occur, that some man. held in reserve
f"i that purpose, and previously not much
known, appears uj>on the scene, and, by his
Mrong w ill and concentrated energies, carries ,
through the revolution to a triumphant finale.
Such a man has been reveah-d in the State of
Maryland in the person of its Superintendent
.?f Public Instruction, who has lately pub
lished uuaddre:-s to the Governor of that State,
which convinces us that he i* raised up
I'xpii'ssly lor tlie purpose of conducting to a
min^tiil conclusion the great educational
improvements of the times. He does not,
imb ed, re\eal his plans and specifications, nor
. on b m end much to details, but the manner in
which he presents the great purpose in view
i. !isfies. us that lie ought to be sent for by Vir
ginia. and employed to develop the hidden .
i i.-Ib ctual resources of tlxia State, to raise
trom the bottom of the ocean those gems of
purest ray serene which now lie buried in its
i;iif <thomed depths, and to bring to the front
fhi.e-e "village Hampi>k.vb" who may other
v ;so perish in inglorious obscurity.
'? We know that the work will not stand still
i i your hands," says the Superintendent to
rlie (inventor. "It will bridge the rivers of
??prejudice, tunnel the mountaius of indiffer
"? nee. and give our people a smooth track to
" knowledge."
i hat is precisely what we desire in Virginia.
i slow processes of obtaining knowledge
v. hi h prevailed in the benighted days of our
lathers will not answer in the fast era upon
win h we have entered. We have no time to
-pare in climbing those rugged steeps where:
?Fame's proud temple shines afar"; or in
r. cling, with patient and bleeding footsteps,
lc tangled and thorny paths which lead from
the domains of ignorance to the fruitful and
tlow cry plateau of universal knowledge. In this i
age of steam, when rivers and mountains pre
sent no obstacles to our material progress, we
want a royal road to learning also. If there
was no such road in the former times, neither
had they any other kind of t^iad worth men
Honing. In view of the darkened condition of
?>tir people, and the antiquated antipathy to
common school systems, we insist that the
Maryland Superintendent of Instruction shall
be immediately sent for by the Legislature and
referred to the Committee on Roads. He is
the very man for our money. He has a machine
which will " bridge the rivers of prejudice, tunnel |
" the mountains <>/indifference, and 'jive our peo- j
?? j<t smooth track to knoicltdijc.'' It is obvious
that this valuable invention ought at once to
be brought to Virginia. The old men among
us who have enjoyed no such facilities of pro- ,
grcss will die in peace if they can see them 1
secured for their children. The " tunnelling of
the mountain of indifference" seems to us
one of tlie grandest engineering conceptions of
the age. The Legislature of Virginia will be
recreant to the Commonwealth, and to such
posterity as it may aspire to, if it does not
ilium di itely import the great bore from Mary
land, and let daylight through the country.
Mr. Beecher's Views.
Rev. IIkxky Waku Beech kr has been Re
turn g of lute to crowded audieiues in several
citi. -, of the interior of New York. Thesketch
published in the Dispatch a day or two ago of
his remarks in one of these lectures discloses a
more kindly spirit and more enlarged ideas
than those formerly popular among his hear
ers. Whilst proclaiming his own desire for
the extension of suffrage, not only to all men,
but also to all women, he said that he would
have Georgia and South Carolina as prosj?er
ous as Massachusetts and New York ; he would
have liberty for the Southern white man;
defeated in arms, lie should be elevated and
made prosperous and happy. He would have
no more shedding of blood, no hanging for i
political offences ; he would have a total ces
sation of strife; if wearetogo on and hang
all w ho have done wrong, where, he asked,
would the executions cease? Mr. Beechkb {
urged that it was not only necessary for the
welfare of the nation that the North should 1
be generous, but that she should be so tho- ,
roughly and heartily earnest in her generosity ?.
that the South could not help knowing and ,
feeling the strength and purpose of her ,
motives and her actions. He is said to have
exerted the utmost power of his eloquence and
vigor in support of these views.
It indicates a wholesome change in public
sentiment when Mr. Beeches expresses, in
popular lectures, such wise and liberal opin
ions. We can pass over the universal suffrage?
to all men andall womeu?for perhaps the pro* j
greesives in this country will never be satis
fled till the experiment is tried ; and the trial
will go farther to use up theories aud afford,
au opj?ortunity lor a new departure than the
most learned and logical argument.
Bennett on Lecturing.
Mr. Jxal* Gobdox BsjwBtt was, not long
Mnce, invited to deliver a lecture before a lite
rary association at Priuceton, N. J. He
declined, saying that "his time was too vnlu
\en i
"able, and lecturing was only the business of
"literary vagrants."
Mr. Besckett is a cunning, as well as courte- !
ous, old gentleman. Princeton has a college |
and a theological seminary, and could get up a 1
somewhat critical audience. Mr. Bbkxitt j
may be distinguished for scientific and literary '
attainments, but perhaps -his well-known j
modesty induces him to think that ho would
not show to advantage before a cultivated !
assembly. Moreover, since the dramatic corps j
withdrew their patronage from the Herald, he
is opposed to all public exhibitions on priuci-1
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pic; still he might have withheld his sneer at
"literary vagrants." There are, no donbi,
" s ngrnnts " enough in that, as every other vo
cation, such as Toackiray, Dickens, and other
well-known celebrities; but its dignity might
Re increased if a respectable old gentleman like
Bbxxbtt could be induced to make an occa
sional exhibition of himself. We turn him
over to Abtbmcs Waku, who ought to bo able
to vindicate the honor of the profession.
LOCAL MATTERS.
AnjorT.vH.n Mebtiko ok Fenians.?A meet
ing of persons favorable to the organization of
a Fenian Circle in
Richmond was held at
Lafayette Hall, on Eighth street, last night.
The meeting was called to order by the Presi
dent, Mr. J. H. McMillan.
The Secretary, Major Piper, read the follow
ing letter, received from the Secretary of Civil
A flairs in New York :
" HEAbQrARTKRS FENIAN BROTIIERHO??D, j
"Department Civil-Akkairb,
"No. 32 East Seventeenth htkkkt, |
"New York, January 22, lfrCti. J
"J. II. Mr Mil Ion, ?Vy. :
"My Dear Sir,?In reply to your much
esteemed favor of the 20th instant, 1 forward
constitution and by-law?7 the pernsnl of
which will supply you with the necessary
instructions to form a circle of the Fenian
Brotherhood. Having elected your oflicersand
received the initiation fee of one dollar from
each member, you communicate to these head
quarters, forwarding the money received and
the names of the olli^rs, when the circle
-shall be registered, in the archives of the
Fenian Brotherhood and the commission of
the Centre sent on without delay. Hoping to
hear from you soon, and wishing you every
success, 1 am, with best assurances of esteem,
fraternally and respectfully yours,
"P. J. Downing,
"Secretary Civil A flairs."
* The President then proceeded to address the
meeting upon the nature of the organization.
He was in favor of either goingon at once, and
organize the circle, or "bust tip" altogether.
He then called upon all gentlemen present to
walk up and sign, and several thereupon com
plied.
On motion of Major Piper, It was resolved
that the meetings hereafter be held on Satur
day night of each week.
Mr. John Hannegan moved that the meet
ings hereafter be hold at Fenian Hall, on Wall
street. Lost by a very small majority?very
few voting on either side.
Mr. J antes Giblin then asked whether all
who had voted had signed their names. He
was not disposed to be governed by the vote of
those who had no interest in the success of the
order.
It was moved that gentlemen l?e appointed
to open lists in four districts of the city, where
those disposed to sign their names could do so,
and pay their initiation fee. Carried.
The 'following appointments wore then
made: First district?B. Tracy ; second dis
trict?James Giblin ; third district?Captain
McMahon ; fourth district?Robert Kilavan.
It was moved and" carried that a committee
be appointed to wait 011 General Wise and
invite him to address the meeting at this place
next Saturday night week. The following
committee was appointed : J. 11. McMillan,
Philip Dornin and Captain Capstan.
The meeting then adjourned.
DaRINO OA^r OP GaRROTIXO ANT> Ri'RUFBY.?
On Tuesday night, shortly after y o'clock, a
case of garroting and robbery occurred on
Capitol Square, which shows the nece^ity of
increased vigilance on the part of the conser
vators of the public peace. Mr. J. T. Brooks,
a gentleman from Rhode Island, who is visit
ing Richmond 011 business, was at that hour t
coming from the direction of the Governor's
mansion, and when he reached the fountain,
near the ruins of the old Mate court house,
he was suddenly set upon by three ruffians,
who had previously been concealed, one of
whom seized him by the throat and trip
ped him over 011 * his back, while the
others proceeded to "go through" him
in the most approved professional style.
They took from hint seventeen hundred I
dollars in money, (seventeen one-hundred
dollar bills) a number of valuable papers, and
a full-jewelled silver lever watch and chain;
the thief who had hint down meanwhile keep
ing his grasp upon his throat, and choking
him so as to prevent his giving an alarm.
Having finished their nefarious work, they
hastily left, and Mr. Brooks, much weakened
from the attack, and bleeding at the mouth
and nose, made his way to his lodgings, at the
St. Charles Hotel, and information of the
aft'air was communicated to the police, but 110
arrest has yet been made. There is 110 doubt
of the fact that this party of garroters were
aware of the fact that Mr. Brooks had money,
as he had been in the habit of attending auc
tions, and doubtless had him spotted in
advance. With all the instances of robbery
before them, and the certain knowledge of the
danger of such a course, it is strange that any
man who has sojourned two days in Richmond
should venture forth at night with valuables
or money in his pockets. The newspapers
have continually given warning in regard to
it, and if anybody loses heavily bv garroters
it is his own fault?that is, if he is'a man who ,
reads the newspapers.
A Man Badlt Cct.?A serious stabbing j
affray occurred in Rocketts old field 011 Tues
day last, in which James Glenn was badly cut
in the neck and throat by James Tvree. The
latter (who has been arrested) states that he ,
sometime since made a wagon for Glenn, which
he neglected to call for : that he notified him
to come and get it, and Glenn still neglecting '
or refusing to do so, he sold the wagon ; that
on Tuesday Glenn came to his place of busi
ness and asked him about it, and on learning
that it was sold, knocked him down ; and that ?
he immediately rose and inflicted the cuts
upon him. Tyrce was arrested by Constable
Cole, of Henrico, on a warrant issued by Jus
tice Nettles, and placed in custody of Justice
Wade, who refused to admit him to bail, and
he was thereupon committed. He exhibits
marks of having received some injuries in the
melee. Glenn is quite seriously hurt, and is j
still unable to leave his bed.
Highway Robbery?A man, whose name
has not been made known, was stopped by
foot-pads on the new road leading from Broad
street to Union Hill, on Tuesday night at a
late hour, and robbed of a watch and chain.
The location is a lonely one at best, and as no
policemen are assigned to that "beat," (it
being beyond the city limits,) it may be
regarded as rather a dangerous road to travel
at a late hour of the night. The gangs of out
laws have, for the most part, been driven to the
suburbs, but we occasionally hear of some,
bolder than the rest, pursuing their work in
the very teeth of the city police.
Almost a Ft re.?A tenement, occupied by a
widow lady, over Cusliing's oyster-house, on
Brook avenue, came very near being destroyed
by fire yesterday morning about 6 o'clock. As
policeman Blackburn was coming from his I
post to the upper station-house, he observed a
bright light in the dwelling, and soon ascer- :
mined that it was on fire. By extraordinary
exertions, he succeeded in extinguishing the
flames without giving a general alarm. The
fire is supposed to have originated from acci
dent.
Another Clothino Thiep Arrested.?John
Shay, another of the party charged with
breaking into the storo of Alex. Polack, on
Sunday last, and stealing clothing, was dis
covered on Mayo's bridge yesterday by police
men Goodrich and McAllister, who politely
invited him to take lodgings at the station
house, where he remained at a late hour last
night. The Mayor will dispose of the case
to-day.
Starring Case.?Judge McEntee devoted a
considerable portion of his time yesterday to
hearing the case of Patrick Lee, charged with
stabbing a negro, some-nights ago, at a dance
house on Broad street. A good deal of testi
mony was taken, aud the case was adjourned
over until to-day.
Henrico Cocxtt.?Some few arrests have
been made by the constables of Henrico county
within the post day or two, among them that
?f a negro, for stealing wood. No case of
great interest have transpired.
IxraiusED Trade and Travii..?We are
fileased to see that there is a considerable
ncrease in passengers on the Norfolk and
New York boats. We also learn that the Balti
more boats have full freights from Baltimore
U) this port.'
The Rorbf.rt of tite Old Dumixtos Nail
Works.?John N. Kelly, William Keuny, F.
Geninni, James Denay and William Appleyard
were arraigned before the Mayor yesterday,
charged with garroting Mr. Robert G. Rlne,
on Saturday afternoon last, while on his way
to the Old Dominion Nail Works to pay oft"
the hands, and robbing him of one thousand
seven hundred and forty dollar?.
Mr. Rine testified that on Saturday after
noon last he was on the way to Belle Isle, with
money to pay off the works, and as he entered
tho tnnnel, a quarter before 3 o'clock, he was
seized by three men, nnd one of them choked
and beat him, while the others robbed him of
tho package. He chased one of the parties
around Manchester, but failed to catch him,
and he reported the case at the police head
quarters in Manchester. This man had not
been arrested. The prisoner Geninni looked
very much like one of the men, and he believed
he was, but could not swear to it. The opera
tion of garroting was performed by a man
throwing his arm around his neck and bending
him backward. One of the men had a black
moustache and goatee. He had but a slight
glance at the man whom he took to be Geninni,
but he believed him to be one of the number.
The identity of the others he could not swear
to.
William Irvine testified that last Saturday,
two weeks ago, he was on the other side of the
river, in company with Kelly, when Mr. Rine
passed, and Kelly remarked, "What a good
haul could be maile on that man." He then
went up the railroad, saying he was going after
his coat, and he saw no more of him until
night. He knew nothinjfabout the garroting.
L. Bowen saw two men running down the
road. One of rhem was dressed in black, and
the other had on a blue overcoat^ which he
dropped. He could not identify any of the
parties before tho Court, as they passed so
rapidly.
The policemen who made the arrest stated
that Denay had fifty-odd dollars when
arrested. They asked what they were arrested
for, but made ho admission.
Captain Charles Epps, of the police, testified
that a lady sent for him Monday morning,
and that lier little son told him that he saw
Kenney and Appleyard in conversation at tlie
penitentiary hill on Sunday morning. On this
information he arrested them. t
Mr. Odell saw two men on Saturday, be
t ween half-past 1 and 2 o'clock, standing under
the tunnel. They started out and came
towards him, and he felt some fear. He passed ,
them, and they looked at hint very hard. Ge
ninni strongly resembled one of them. Both i
had on blue overcoats.
Mr. Dodson stated that, about 1 o'olock on i
Saturday, as he was coming from Belle Isle,
lie saw three men In the tunnel. He believed
Geninni to be one of them. Two had on blue j
overcoats, and the other was dressed in black. :
with a moustache and goatee, just as Geninni
appears now.
This closed the testimony for the Common
wealth.
For tlie defenop, Captain "\Villiam Jenkins
testified that lie saw Geninni in theconrt-room
on Saturday after 1 o'clock.
Captain Kelly corroborated the statement of
Captain Jenkins.
W. B. Eggleston saw Geninni in the court
room after 2 o'clock. Thought lie did not lint ??
on a blue overcoat; knew him well, and spoke i
to him.
Edward Sweetman saw Geninni on Saturday 1
in the Hustings Court-room after Mr. Sttirdi
vant concluded his argument.
Daniel Carney met Geninni on Main street
last Saturday at 2 o'clock, and went with him
to Mrs. Whitehead's, on Bvrd street, between ,
Ninth and Tenth. Remained with him till,
near ?'< o'clock.
Mrs. Whitehead and Miss Frances Houston
swore that Geninni was at their house on ,
Saturday between half-past 2 and 3 o'clock. j
Severnl other witnesses testified to the same ;
effect; after which, the Mayor, saying that]
Geninni had satisfactorily proved his where
abouts on Saturday, and there being no evi
dence against the others, he would discharge
the whole party. They accordingly left tho
court-room in high glee.
Dr. Baoiiy s Lectcrb.?It was a high tri
bute of respect'which the House of "Legis
lature paid to this gentleman in offering their
chamber to him for a repetition of his lecture.
A high compliment, but a well-deserved one.
The lecture is not only marked by force and
fire, but it is pervaded by a spirit so lovingly,
so enthusiastically Virginian, that it merits
respect at the hands of tho Representatives of
Virginia.
Notwithstanding its unattractive title ?
"Bacon and Greens"?tho lecture delivered
last night is a flue one. Its matter, and the
manner in which it is expressed, entitle it to
a more dignified name. From beginning >
end, mirth aud sentiment are blended?son. -
times one predominating, sometimes theotlier:
the former of every sort, from the quiet, keen
edged stroke of "dry" wit to the irresistible
humor that makes you laugh and laughs with
you. Some of the touches from Nature?rather
caricature than characteristic?are so broad
as to approach the verge of farce, but they
stop within that verge.
But tho lecture does more than merely
amuse. All through it runs, like a silver
thread, a genuine love and admiration of "Old
Virginia," that comes like a warning and a
lesson to the age that is so rapidly effacing her
venerated landmarks. This lesson does not j
come in a heavy didactic style, or in the shape
of an obvious moral at the end ; but one feels
when he has heard it that he has gathered from
the whole a something to remember. All Vir
ginians should hear it.
Dr. Bagby has delighted Lynchburg and
Riohmond with his lecture. Petersburg, Nor
folk, and all theotlier towns, ought, in fairness,
to have also an opportunity of hearing it.
Thh New Richmond Theatre has begun ri
new existence. Messrs. Grau & Bricken, the
lessees, have engaged a line stock company,
refitted the scenery, properties, etc., and are
now prepared to give a series of dramatic
eutertainments well deserving the cordial sup
port of the Richmond public.
We are now to have good acting. The days
of bear-baiting, of rant and fustian, and
maudlin inanity, are passed away. Terrific
combats, two up and one down, (to slow
music?lights have down,) are to be seen no
more, but we are to have in lieu of these the
plays of Shakspeare and the later dramatists
presented in a manner that people of tasie can
enjoy.
The opening play, "The Stranger," was
given last night in capital style. The play, so
touching and pathetic, gave full scope to the
powers of tho talented company which per
formed it.
Notwithstanding the bad state of the
weather, the house was moderately well filled.
To-morrow evening Bulwer's beautiful play,
"The Lady of Lyons," will be performed,
which will doubtless draw a crowded house.
About the Weather.?Snow one day, rain
the next, and who can predict what will fol
low on the third ? Yesterday was really one
of the most disagreeable days of this dis
agreeable season, and he whose business kept
him on the streets for any long period of time
experienced sensations of dismal horror, which
many made haste to relieve (temporarily only)
by quaffs of hot whisky punch or apple toddy.
If he had no umbrella (like some we know) or
overshoes or overcoat, (like many unhappy
individuals) then his case was desperate in the
extreme and deserving of all commiseration.
We sigh for the soft balmv breezes and bright
skies of Spring, and (thank Heaven!) they are
not far off.
Self-Protection.?Some years ago, when
g&rroting was a fashionable amusement in
London, Punch advised his readers to wear
brass collars, with teeth like a saw, as a suro
Freventive against the embrace of the rascals,
t strikes us that a better means of protection
is a trusty revolver, well loaded and capped.
A few discharges from an instrument of this
kind, if it does not bring down the game, is
very apt to make the garrotere take to their
heels. Try it.
Meeting I* Monroe Ward ?The citizens of
Monroe Ward are requested to meet this
evening at Mr. P. Laube's, corner of First
and Broad streets, for the purpose of forming
a club to have a bearing upon the spring elec
tions. A full attendance is invoked, as it is
expected that the action of the meeting will
call forth a response from the other wards.
See advertisement.
i Civil Warrants.?Thursday has heretofore
been set apart by the Mayor for the trial of
i civil warrants ; but parties interested will take
notice that Saturday will henceforth be devo
ted to this business.
H?f.?Another of those delightful hops
takes place at the Exchange to-night. The
youth and beauty of the city will be there, and
a gay time is anticipated,
Mayor's Cotrt.?The following cases.were
disposed of before this Court yesterday:
N. 11. Brooks was charged with buying a lot
of brass castings, stolen from the Tredegar
Works. H. H. Potter stated that he bought
the brass on Saturday, tied up in a bag, and
that he bought it from Mr. Brooks. Had
known Brooks some six or eight years, and his
character was unquestionable. He was a
dealer in old rags, iron and brass. Mr. Mal
lory identified the brass as having been stolon
froin the Tredegar Works. The brass-room had
been brokeu open several times within the past
two or three weeks. The brass was also iden
tified by Mr. Wade, an employee at the works.
For tlie defence, Policeman O'Dwyer stated
that Brooks had frequently consulted with
him as to the propriety of buying metals when
there was any difficulty. 'William McParr
testified that lie carried two pieces of brass in
liis wagon last Friday to Brooks, for one Kelly,
who was now under arrest. He received six
teen cents per pound for it, fourteen cents per
pound being returned to Kelly, and two cents
reserved by witness for his services. The brass
here exhibited might be the same, or it might
not. Brooks was sent on to the Hustings Court
for indictment, and admitted to bail in the
sum of five hundred dollars. The witness
McParr, was also ordered under arrest for
complicity in the affair.
Thomas Dobson, u/vw Williams, was charged
with breaking into the store of A. Polack, on
Broad street, on Sunday last, and stealing
clothing valued atone hundred and fifty dol
lars. Mr. Polaclr testified to the above fact,
and also that a portion of the clothes were
found in possession of the prisoner. Dobson
was also charged with stealing a suit of
clothes from R. B. Lehman, valued at thirty
dollars. Mr. Lehman stated that his house,
on the plankroad, was broken open 011
Sunday last, and the clothes taken there
from were found in the possession of Mr. Har
ris, pawnbroker. Mr. Harris testified that
the clothing was brought to his store by the
prisoner, who gave lite name of T. Williams,
and said begot them from Pat. Lee. Ser
geant Monroe testified that, on Sunday eve
ning, between a and half-past .3 o'clock, ho
met '.lie prisoner with the blouse and hat on
which was subsequently found in Mr. Polack s
store. He identified him by this circumstance,
got out a warrant, and arrested him 011 Baker's
alley. Policeman Murphy also testified to the
circumstances of the arrest. Dbbsou was sent
on to the Hustings Court for examination.
Pat. Cunningham was charged with stealing
a coat from II. II. Lehman. The coat was
upon the prisoner when he made his appear
ance in court. He was arrested at Mrs. White
head's, by Sergeant Monroe, as an accomplice
of Dobson's. The coat was fully identified by
Mr. Lehman, and Cunningham was sent on
to the Hustings Court for examination.
Lee Whitehurst, a character of some noto
riety, was charged with stealing a coat from
the store of A. Polaek. A coat stolen from
Mr. Polack's store 011 Sunday was found in
his possession, but he said he traded for it with
Dobson at Mr<=. Whitehead's, and having
introduced witnesses who swore to this fact,
he was discharged from custody.
Herman Hyerlnian, charged with stealing a
suit of clothes from Adolphe Staroste, proved
that, in his hurry to go to the steamer from
Yolk's boarding-house, lit? took the clothes by
mistake, leaving behind a suit of his own
quite as good. He was discharged.
Several ordinance violations were disposed
Of.
Provost Court?Bur.vrr-Cor.oNET. McExteb
resjbino. ? James Gibson was yesterday
rraigned before this Court for drunkenness,
nd sent to the Libby prison for twenty days.
John Brooks, negro, charged with assault
nd battery and petit larceny, was found
uilty and sent to the Libby lor three months.
Ralph 31 inor, negro, was found guilty of
tealiug wood, and sent to the Libby for thirty
lays.
Austin Anderson was arraigned 011 a charge
f stealing iron, found guilty and sent to the
Abbj* for thirty days.
William Wickers, negro boy, and William
I. Wilson, white hoy, arrested for stealing n
urkuy, were found guilty and each sent for
hirty day* to the Libby.
Junius Cook, negro, charged with assault
nd battery, was released for want of evi
ence.
It will be perceived that Colonel 3IcEntee
ow sends all his convicted prisoners, both
lack and white, to the Libby. Castle Tinni
er having been found to be a very insecure
lace, has " played out,'' and will probably
evert to its former use. '.hat of a tobacco fac
ory. Nevertheless, Castle Thunder v. ill have
place in history.
"rr.eAS Iron Works.?We call the attention
railroad officials, master machinists and
dge-buildcrs to the advertisement, in our
umns, of 3Ies?rs. Archer k Godwin, whose
ablishment is, we believe, the only one in
?ginia and, it may be, in the South, at
ich hot-punched nuts and washers are
nnfactured. Our old friend, Jimmy Hun
, did something in that line not long ago?
? twelve months?but he has, we think, not
ommenoed the same business since the fire,
the Vulcan Works may also he found many
ter valuable articles which we need not here
:ne. We warmly commend them to public
ronage. Keep your money at home.
Goon Sales of Tobacco.?The following
sales of tobacco were made yesterday by
Messrs. Jeter Si Harris, at the Tobacco Ex
change: One box at one hundred and six dol
lars per hundred, and one at fifty dollars per
hundred. The tobacco was raised by T. E.
Gravitt, of Halifax county.
IVL RETURN THANKS to 3Il\ 31. G. Porter , Of
e National Express, for late Norfolk papers.
MARINE INTELLIGENCE.
MINIATURE ALMANAC-JaxuTby 25, 1866.
Sun rises...
7.f>l !
Moon sots, morn..
.. 1 43
Sun seth....
4.59 |
High water
..11 36
POUT OF KIUHMOND, Jasuary 24, 1866.
ARRIVED.
Steamer M. Martin, Livingston, Norfolk, United
States mail, merchandise and passengers, Raskins
i Bridgford.
bteamer (Jeneral S. Van Yliet. Jones, City Point,
schooners in tow, A. Millspangh & Co.
Steamer E. C. BidJlo, Fountain, City Point,
Government ordnance.
Sloop John Taxes, liancock, Philadelphia, coal,
Wirt Roberts.
Sloop K. B. Tennis, Smith, Severn river, oysters.
Schooner Independence, Montgomery, Procosin
river, oysters.
Steamer William Allison, Southgate, City Point,
barges in tow, Virginia Towing Company.
HAILED.
Steamer Citv of Richmond, Stranahan, Norfolk,
United States "mail, merchandise and passengers,
Raskins A Bridgford.
Steamer Niagara, Crouch. New York, merchaii
| disc and passengers, G. F. Watson.
Steamer S. O. Pierce, Bennett, Fortress Monroe,
j Government orders.
Schooner B. L. Sherman, Willis, Roanoke river,
Schooner J. C. McShaine, Robineon. Philadel
phia, scrap iron, Richmond and Danville Railroad
Company.
WM. KNABE & CO.,
' * MA.vcFAcirar.R8 or
FIRST PREMIUM, GOLD MEDAL,
GRAND, SQUARE
AND UPRIGHT
PIANOS.
These Instruments having been before the pub
; lie for the past thirty years, have, upon their ex
cellence alone, attained an UNPURCHASED pre
emi.ve.vce that pronounces them unequalled. Their
TONE
combines great power, richness, sweetness, and
fine singing quality, as well as great purity of
intonation and harmoaiousiiei* throughout the
entire scale. Their
TOUCH
is pliant and elastic, and is entirely free from the
stiffness found in so many pianos, which cauies
the performer to so easily tire. In
WORKMANSHIP
they cannot be excelled. Tbelr action Is con
structed with a care and attention to every part
therein that characterises the finest mechanism.
None but the best seasoned material Is used in their
manufacture, and they will accept the bard usages
of the concert-room with that of the parlor upon
an equality?unaffected in their melody; In fact,
they are cormtructed
"NOT FOR A YEAR?BUT FOR EVER."
All our Square Pianos have our new Improved
Grand Scale and the Agraffe Treble.
Every Piano fully warranted for FIVE YEAR8.
WARE ROOMS: ifio WEST BALTIMORE STREET,
Ja?-iiu BALTIMORE.
A Hard Fat*.?There is now raiding near
the little village of Williamsboro', in the State
of North Carolina, an honorable veteran, with
a family, a wife and Ave young children, liv
ing upon charity. He is eighty-six year* of
age?fought in the battle on the Lakes, during
the war with England, under Perry and Elliot,
and received from the State or Virginia a
sword, with gold scabbard and mountings, in
testimony of the appreciation entertained of
his public services. At and before the late
war he was a captain in the navy of the Uni- !
ted States,, and in honorable retirement by the
Star Chamber Naval Board, who sat upon the
merits of other deserving and distinguished
men. When Virginia passed the ordinance
of secession he resigned his commission, which
was all he had, and from honest convic
tion, a sense of duty, and honorable in
stincts, cast his lot with the Confederacy.
Virginia supported him during the war. That
support has now ceased. Now he is penniless
and dependent?absolutely so. It is owing
to the kindness of a ffiend in thiscitv, Major j
Smith, that he has a temporary shelter over
his head. His dwelling in Portsmouth is
occupied by one who has it from the Freed
men's Bnreau or some other authority, and he '
is thus prevented returning to his home and
occupying his dwelling. The Attorney-Gene- i
ral has been petitioned?and tho President of
the United States has been appealed to by his
wife and his friends. But his crime was in
being an old naval officer. He has been told
that he has committed a grave offence, and,
like the widow in Scripture, that he gave away
his mite. This veteran and dependent man Is
Hugh Nelson Page, of the State of Virginia.?
Norfolk Virginian. _
i Letcher Battery.?Tho New York Ik ral J'8
Fortress Monroe correspondent says:
" Among a heterogeneous mixture of queer
cannon captured from the rebels and landed
here to-day is part of the famous Letcher Bat
tery?brass twenty-four-pounder howitzers.
These pieces bear "the following inscription :
' Presented to theoillcers of the Virginia Mili
tary Institute bv the officers of the Letcher
Artillery.' On the same plate with this in
scription are enumerated the battles in which
1 tlus battery participated. It commenced ai
Mechanicsville and went through the seven
days' fighting before Richmond, next turns up
in "thesecond Bull Run and Antietam fights,
and winds up with an appearance in the great
Fredericksburg fight of llecember, ist>2. The
I guns have done some travelling, but in the end
j Uncle Samuel, and not the Virginia Military
Institute, is the beneficiary."'
White Labor for the Soi*th.? Mr. Joseph
J. Mhoon, a well-known and very successful
planter, left this city yesterday, "taking with
him sixty-four white laborers, whom he has
employed to work upon his cotton plantation
in Oktibbeha county, Mississippi, near the
Mobile and Ohio railroad. Ilis experience and
observation have satisfied him that the plan
ters cannot rely for the production of cotton
upon the uncertain labor of the freed negroes,
and that the future prosperity of the South
must be baaed upon white labor.?.Veto IV*
Neics.
A Si'ouestion to Senator Wilson.?We are
afraid pug noses cannot be legislated down,
nor Roman noses up, but we think the experi
j ment, at any rate, worth trying. Senator
Wilson has done a good ileal already ; but ha?
it never occurred to him that if the mass ol
noses were flattened, one of the sources of pre
judice against the negro would be obliterated?
Will he not give this suggestion attcntiou??
New York World.
A Conservative Gain.?We would infer
rom his recent votes in Congress, and from a
?uter written by him, on the .Oth instant, to a
Conservative meeting in Missouri, that the
lonorable Thomas E. Noell, one of the Repre
entatives from that State, has definitely
akon position against the Radicals.?New York
Veics.
TJARVEYS & WILLIAMS,
COMMERCIAL CLOCK,
C'ARY AND THIRTEENTH STREETS,
ire now receiving, In store, and will be kept In full
supply,
SUGARS?Crushed, Extra, C, Raw.
COFFEES?Prime Rio and a few bags of splendid
pure Old Government Java, for families.
BACON?Sides and Shoulders, prime quality.
WHISKY?Of all grades.
We are also Agents for the sale of
,EAD.
SHOT,
WHITE LEAD
and ZINC,
In cans, for Painters' u?e.
LICORICE?The celebrated G and F brand.
MANUFACTURED TOBAC'CO-Flnest grades.
FLOUR?Best Valley brands, Sic., Sic.
The attention of the trade is called to the above,
rhich will always be for sale at lowest cash prices,
ja 3?1 m
- I c O It I C E PASTE.
We have in More the following brand#
I. C. & Co.
YNURRIA,
F. 0. C.,
0. A F , j
All of fre.-h importation.
B
For sale by
II A R V E Y 8 A WILLIAMS,
COMMERCIAL BLOCK.
[ja 1*?lrn]
N ew noons.
WILLIAM C. LEWIS A CO.,
corner of Fourteenth and Franklin #tre?t?,
Richmond, Va.,
Importer# and Dealer# in
CHINA. CROCKERY, OLASSWARB.9HOU8??
FURNISHING GOODS, KKKOSlNE,
CHANDELIERS, LAMPS, Ac.
AlwavH on hand a Urge a#i?ortnient of
DECORATED, (JOLD BAND and WHITE CHINA
DINNER and TEA SETS, WHITE (TRANITE
DINNER, TEA and TOILETWARE, FINE
FRENCH and ENGLISH DECORATED
TOILET SETS.
Also, a large assortment of
CUT and PRESSED GLASSWARE, Ac.,
at the loweut price#.
J O. SNELSON,
formerly of Steubinb, Pcllen ic Co., would be
pleased to see the old patron# of the firm at the
above efctablinhment. Jaft?
UCK'S CELEBRATED FLOCK and
other brand#,
IM barrels PRIME BUCK-EYE and MERCER
POTATOES,
80 barrel*CIDER VINEGAR,
SUPERIOR FAMILY SOAPS,
BOURBON and PURE OLD RTE^WniSKY,
MANUFACTURED and LEAF TOBACCO,
SMOKING TOBACCO, In bulk and *mall
FIC??EN^KAS WlLLlAMS'S REFINED 6U
OARS
PURE ani EXTRA WHITE LEAD,
PHOSPHATES and BONE DUST,
LIME and CEMENT,
SWUT nAKTSoo*r*? I
Ja i!?3m Llbby Building*.
IQUORS. i
J w barrel* RYE BOURBON RECTIFIED
WHISKY
10 quarter and eighth ca*lu FRENCH BRAN- ,
DY, imported ;
5 quarter and eighth ca*k* SHERRY WINE,
imported;
IRISH and SCOTCH WHISKY,
ALLSOP and YOUNGER ALE,
BARCLAY PORTER, all imported;
?<?KT and CHAUDON'8 CHAMPAGNE,
GREEN SEAL, Ac., fortale low by
_J? ?-t? FRENCH A CRENSHAW^
/AFPICK AND COUNTING-HOUSE
\ J DESKS.?On hand. *uperlor OFFICE and
('OUNTING-HOU8E DESKS, ot *up*rtof quality
and finish, at low price*. II. A. ATKINSON,
J* d Governor afreet, one door above Franklin, j
DAfJON,-1Twenty thousand pound*!
JJ ?ucoa upu I
the dispatch.
1 ' i ~i ^Xi~U\AAATiruVVVVVVVT*
terms op advertising:
One ?q nare, one Insertion ft ? 71
One equate, two insertions ? 7 2
One aquare, three lrisertiaM;;.'!.' } *
One square, elx insertion* ? 11
One ?q uare, twelve insertion*' g u
One aquare, one month i* **
One square, two month* H M
One square, three month* n ee
BUSINESS CARDS
H'ouse AND SIGN PAINTING.
removal.
L. L. MONTAGUE ft SON
h?7e removed to their new building, on TENTH
STREET, between Main and Cary, wii. re the/ will
bo pleased to receive ordure from their frier ds and
the public generally forHOCSB, SIGN and OBNA*
MENTAL, PAINTING in every style.
Good work guaranteed. Term* moderate.
J a 24?ts L. L. MONTAOPB ft 8QN.
ntSCAR CRANZ, Importer of WINES,
I / LIQUORS, CIGARS and TEAS, begs leave to
inform hi" friends and the public generally that
be has resumed his business at bia OLD STAND,
No, 2 EXCHANGE BLOCK, Fourteenth etreet,
Richmond, Va., and would call attention to hie
large and well-eelected stock of Wine*. Liqoore,
Cigars and Teas. ja M?lw
T\ISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNER
JL* SHIP.?I am no longer connected with the
firm of FRENCH & CO., and do not hold mvveif
responsible for any debt* contracted by Mr. GIB*
LIN in its name. J. J, FRENCH.
January 24. ja U?>t
I)
R. R. T. COLEMAN
has removed
HIS OFFICE AND RESIDENCE TO LINDEN
ROW,
Fkaxki.i.v street,
third dodr above Second.
ja 15?3in
P
ALMER. 1IAHTSOOK A CO..
_ WHOLESALE AUCTION AND COMMISSION
HOUSE (Libbv Buildings), Cart and Dora, ?8
twek.n Twentieth and Twenty-kirst streets,
Richmond, Va.
GOODS SOLD BY PACKAGE ONLY.
T
Proprietors of -
UNITED STATES BONDED WAREHOUSE, No. 1
GEORGES. PALMER, late of Wadswortb, Tarner
k Go.:
DANIEL J. HARTSOOK, late of Ilowardsvilla,
WILlJXmI/. ISAACS, of William B. Isaacs A Co.,
Bankers. ja 12?am
IIOMAS J. EVANS, ATTORNEY
AT LAW AND COMMISSIONER IN CHANCE
RV, practice* iu the Courts of the City of Rich
mond and the County of Henrico, Office on Frank
lin. second door from Sixth street, ja 12?'.*
! Stoves. ttnwar i;7 \ iouse-fur
' MSHINU UO??DS, dir.?WILLIAM A. MOUNT
CASTLE. old stand, No. l-o Broad street, where he
will ke-*p constantiy <>n hand a large assortment of
PAUI.OR. CHAMBER and COOKING 8TOVE8 of
! all descriptions. Also, REPAIRS for all stoves
i formerly- k.-pt bv George Stanvtt, on Governor
street. TINWARE, LAMPS, CHIMNEYS and KE
ROSINE OIL?all of which I atn willing to sell rfl
wholesale or retail at v?-rv reduced prices,
| Ja 1)?lta WILLIAM A. MOUNTCASTLB.
' HENBT KLEIN. OBOIOB KLIIV.
Hkleix a brother, manu
? FACTUREKS AND DEALERS IN TIN AND
[ SHEET-IKON WARE. STOVES, RANGES. Ac
I iw Broad strekt, Richmond, Va. TIN and
I GRAVEL ROOFING done at shortest notice. Con
; stantly on hand, STOVES, RANGES and FUR
| -NA('*"S- Also. READY ROOFING. Ja 1??3m
T D. BROWNE would respectfully
! ti ? announce that he has returned butlneat on
Bank street, near Ninth, and is prepared to make
: and repair IRON RAILINGS, VERANDAHS, GRA
TING. VAULT and CELLAR DOORS. HINGES.
! A- . He will REPAIR and PUT UP PRINTING
PRESSES and LIGHT MACHINERY of all kind*,
1 and in addition thereto, having superior facilities,
will execute all order-* f<>r GUNSMITH'S WORK
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, and REPAIR IKON
: SAFES and LOCKS. Order* respectfully solicited.
! ja s?1?
' f LI >T N E M A N, D Y E R AND
I 1U SCOURER, south side of Marshall street, be
! tween Fifth and Sixth, is prepared to do all kinds
I of DYEING, CLEANING and SCOURING, in all its
j branches, at short notice. Give me a call and ex
amine for yourself.
Thankful for past favors, I respectfully ask a con
j tintiance of the same.
j a 5-6 m LINNE M AN.
fl P. <fc J. H. word" tobacco
- V '. AN D GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
corner of Seventh and Canal streets, Richmond,
have in store 150 boxes Manufactured Tobacco,
: mouldy; 100 Caddies Manufactured Tobacco.
I mouldy; 300Caddies Manufactured Tobacco sound
1 and sweet. Also, various brands of tine Chewing
I Tobacco. Fine LEAF ToBaCCO alwaya on hand!
as we are daily receiving It from Virginia and
North Carolina planters.
We give our personal-attention to the sale of all
kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE, and render sales
promptly.
Goods taken on storage. de 11?2tawlm
HA. ATKINSON,
? (late of the firm of Belvin A Atkinson,)
CABINET MAKER AND UNDERTAKER, having
local, d himself on GOVERNOR STREET, NEAR
THE OLD STAND OF BELVIN A ATKINSON, is
I prepared to serve his old customers and the public
generally with all articles in his line. Among his
assortment may be found some beautiful sets of
CHAMBER FIRN1TUKE, OF I11S OWN MAKE,
and 1-. still manufacturing.
In the Undertaking Department may he found all
kinds of Coffins?Wood, .M Gallic and Glass Front,
I Cloth-covered, hilver-trimmed Ladies' Caakst?
perfectly air-light?suited for transporting the
1 uead.
i He is also sole agent in this cltv for Dr. 8CHO
i LEY 8 PATENT DEODORIZING AIR-TIGI1TCOF
FIN 8, prepared expressly for removing the re
mains of those who nave fallen in battle, and fur
J nished at one-half the former price or Metallic
Oases. More than three thousand'of these Coffins
have been sold within the last three years, and
in every instance have given entire satisfaction,
i Ja 1-3 m
0.
M. MARSHALL,
WI1H
HALL k HUTCHISON,
Importer* and Jobber* of
NOTIONS AND WHITE GOODS.
No. 7 Fourteenth street.
Ja ,1?tH below Main, Richmond, Va.
-yyiLLIAM FORBES,
ARCHITECT AaVD BUILDER.
Office :
CORNER FIFTEENTH AND GARY STREETS,
RICHMOND, Va. '
Ja 3?*m
Stoves, tinware, house-fur
nishing ARTICLES, Ac. m_
GREGORY BROTHERS
have removed from the Odd Fellow*' i
Hall, Franklin ?tr?-et. to (heir
SPLENDID NEW STnRB,
No. 87 Main street, between Fourteenth And
Fifteenth,
where they keep constantly on hand a large assort
ment of
PARLOR, OFFICE AND COOKING STOVES.
The ARBITER, SHEPHERD,
MORNING And EVENING STAR,
IDA, MONITOR, QUICK BAKER.
commodore, rip-pap,
and other* too nnm*ron* to mention, which they
pledge tbew-elYe* toftell a* low a* the name good*
can be bought in New York or Baltimore.
Alho, HOCbB-FURNlSHiNO G00D8 of every de
scription. de It?tin
M~ ITCHELL <fc TYLEK,
Dealer* in
WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE,
PLATEDWARE, _
CLOCKS, FINE CUTLERY,
SPECTACLES.
FANCY GOODS. Ac., A?>
Our stock la entirely new, and embrace* the meat
desirable good* In our line, Foreign and American.
WATCH REPAIRING done in the beet manner.
Cash paid for old SILVER and GOLD.
Call at the old stand. Ml.v
de 11?ta 1Q? MAIN STREET.
57 KOBINS, HEAL ESTATE
# AGENT, RICHMOND, VA., (oMce, iron
front building. Governor street, 1 offer* for sale
FORTY-TWO EXCELLENT FaAM8aND PLAN
TAT10NK, large and small, lying in different sec
tions of the Sutc. Moat of (hem are highly im
proved, and convenient either to water navigation
or to railroads.
Prices low and terms reasonable. A call aoii
cited. W. B. ROBINS.
de 14?ts Real Estate Af ant. Bon 4lS.
THOMAS J. BAGBY, REAL Eg
ANTHRACITE and BITUMINOUS COAU.
Orders respectfully solicited and pra*pUy
Thankful for past Wvora, he respectfully aaka a
continuance of theaame. ... . . .
Ottice No. ? Wall (or Fifteenth) street, he*?**
Main and Franklin streets, de _
TOHX DOOLEY, 239 Spotmwoop Ho
tl tbl, Kick MOM), Va., has on bawd, and la eon
TRADE. Ills eld frieuds flSfLd t^vlaS ami ?5l
Tenneaaee and V Irgl nia are In*11ed to tlatt and ex
amine hi- stock. T'hey will And U
North or South. de tv?m
SU O A R.?200 liarrolH CUT LOAF.
GRANULATED PVLYKKJKD, At*C and
EXT1U C SUGARS for^m^low H
Ja #?te corner of *

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