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Alledged Gigantic Frauds.
E. E. LEE.
This celebrated sunit, which has attrae
ted almost as much attention as any ever
brought In this State, was on Wednesday
disposed of, so far as the It. E. LEz is con
cerned, by a.decree of the United States
Court. We republish below, in. order to
meet the demand, the bill of complaint and
the decree of what, from the amount of
money and the number of first class steam
boats involved, will long be remembered
as one of the curiosities of litigation:
On or about the 23d of January, 1867,
by an instrument in writing, signed by A.
S. Mansfield and your orator, and esubse
quently by Peter Butler, Mansfield con
tracted to sell among other things, to your
orator, one half of the steamboat R. E. LEE
one-third of the steamboat Magenta, and
one-third of the steamboat Grey Eagle, for
the sum of 200,000, which were paid Mans
feld by the allowance of a credit for that
amount upon a large indebtedness of said
Mansfield and Butler, in solido, to your
orator, exceeding the sum of 8900,000.
By aforsaid instrument, Mansfield con
tracted to place the title papers for such
interest in said steamboats in the name of
J. W. Catheart for the benefit of your ora
tor. That Mansfield, at the aforesaid date
of said instrument, informed your orator
that the R. E. LEE was enrolled at the Cus
tom House of New Orleans in sole name
of said John W. Cannon, but that the said
Cannon held the one undivided half as
agent for Mansfield. That said Cannon
rendere4 account of expenses and earnings
of said steamboat R. E. Las to raid Mans
feld, and recognizes said Mansfield as one
half owner. That said Mansfield refuses
to comply with terms of written instrument
aforsaid. That for the purpose of defraud
ing your orator of ownership, said Mans
field prevailed upon said Cannon to
execute and deliver to him three notes
of $200,000 each, payable to the order of
said Cannon. But that Mansfield falsely
and fraudulently pretends that said notes
were given by Cannon in payment for his
interest in said steamer, and that said
Cannon pretends that he cannot be com
polled to deliver said half of the R. E. LEE
either to Mansfield or your orator until
said notes are canceled or delivered up to
him, said Cannon; that said Cannon pre
tends that, at the time he executed said
notes, he had no notice, and was not ad
vertised of the sale of said half of R. E.
Lac; that Mansfield fraudulently obtained
sid notes from said Cannon, tfor the par
pose of defeating your orator's right to
half of said steamboat R. E. LEE, that said
Mansfie:d refuses to surrender said notes
to your orator or to said Cannon, unless
he is paid a large sum in ready money in
addition to the price already paid for said
one-halt of R. E. LEE, and unless your or
ator will also relinquish a large amount of
his remaining demand and debt against
said Mansfield & Butler. That your ora
tor fears said Mansfield may place said
notes beyond the jurisdiction of the court
wherefore be prays for the appointment of
a receiver, who shall seize and hold said
notes, subject to the order of the court in
the premises.
Your orator prays that the said Mans
field and Cannon be decreed to convey to
your orator a formal title to one undivided
halfof the said steamboat R. E. Lae, her
farlitare, tackle etc., and that the Mans
ield be restrained by a writ of injunction
from parting with or negotiating said notes
etc. Race, Foster & E. T. Merrick, sol
The separate answer of John W. Can
non alleges: That he had no knowledge of
the dealings of his co-defendant and com
plainant and Peter Butler; that he does
not conlinue to render an qccount of earn
ings and expenses to Mansfield, that the
saId boat cost about $212,000, that Mans
feld cntributed only $60,000, for which
the three notes aforsaid were executed and
given by respondent, that it was contem
plated that said Mansfield would furnish
odehalfofthe means necessary for build
lng said boat; that he failed to do so; that
during the fall of 1867 a disagreement oc
curred between respondent and Manesfi*Id
concerning the management and business
of said boat, the result of which was, that
in November, 1867 it was agreed between
them that respond,-nt would rotarn to
Mansfield the $ 60,000 contributed as afore
aid, upon time, and that respondent should
become the real owner, etc., R. & H.
Marr, solicitors.
The following is the decree rendered:
The cause having been this day submit
tedl to the court on the bill, answer and
pleadings, and the offer of complainant to
surrender to the defendant, John W. Can
non, the three promisory notes in the bill
and answer referred to and described and
aeceptance of the same by said defendant
and the consentof the parties appearing of
record, and the court havingduly consid
Bredthe same, and further, considering
that the legal title to the steamboat R. E.
Las is now and has been continuously from
th, time she was bui~t, in the name of
mid John W. Cannon; and that, the in
trests of Asabel S. Mansfleld in said
boat was merely equitable, and that he had
by the contract and conveyance in the bill
mentioned, bearing date the 23d day ofll
Jaary, 18C7 for good and valuable oon
IWehtion, divested himself of whatever
rghtor title he may have had in and to
saill boat in favor of complainant, Oakes
A~as, and that at the date of the filing of
midbill, said Mansfield had no right or i
tl Whatever in and to said boat, and the
billIhaing been taoke pro coafesso as to
4n4 it appearnog to the satisfeaction of
oeeqrt that theq)ontlplainaut Okes'Ames e
kil equity and good conselenee, entitled '
t the one-half of the steamboast I. E. Lv. .
Itis therefore ordered, adjudged, and
sd thet the said John WV. Cannon ac
Pi the surrender of the said three progi- a
rl notes tendered to him by complainant
d that he execute and deliver to com-'
Plaint a goodl and sufficient conveyancea
to the one nadivided half of the said t
st-mba.t . E. LEE 8s of thie d4ate ot
said contract -and conveyance by said
Mansfield, vis: the 23d of January 1867.
F And it is further ordered and decreed
a thatexecution issue to enforce this decree
after ten days, if said conveyance be not
made within that time, or if this decree be
a not otherwise satisfied; and that neither
er party recover any costs of suit.
The Grant-Banks Sensation.
.(Special Dispatch to the N. Y. Herald.]
WAsHINGTON, Jan. 21.
A correspondent of a New York morn
ng paper, whose communication was pub
lished yesterday in regard to the orders of
Banks to supersede Grant before the fall
of Vicksburg, is singularly misled in his
statements. The simple facts are these:
The President, Secretary Stanton, Halleck,
and Grant all agreed that the armies of
e Grant and Banks should be combined, the
d more efficiently to operate against Vicks
r burg and Port Hudson. Banks was the
senior officer. For that reason when the
armies were combined, the command would
t necessarily have devolved upon Banks.
d On the 2d of April, 1863, fHalleck tele
graphed to Grant. " What is most desir
ed, and your attention is again called to
this object, is that your forces and those of
I- Gen Banks shall be brought into co-opera
b tion as early as possible. If he cannot get
f up to co-operate with you on Vicksburg,
cannot you get the troops down to help
him on Port Hudson ?" On the 11th of
a May, after Grant had captured Grand Gulf
r and Port Gibson, Halleck telegraphed him
M as follows : " If possible, the forces of your
self and Banks should be united between
e Vickeburg and Port Hudson, so as to at
tack these places separately with the com
a bined forces. The same thing has been
urged on Banks." On the 15th of May
Grant telegraphed to Halleck, from Jack
son Miss., as follows : "I sent a special
messenger to Banks, givinr him the sub
stance of the information I had and asking
him to join me as soon as possible." This
t message was sent on the 10th. On the
2d of June Halleck telegraphed to Grant
as follows: "I have sent dispatch after dis
- patch to Banks to join you. Why he does
not I do not understand. His separate op
erating on Port lHudson is in direct viola
tion of his instructions. If possible send
f him this dispatch." On the same day
f President Lincoln telegraphed to Grant as
Sfollows : "Are you in communication
with General Banks? Is he coming to
ward you or going further off? Is there,
I or has there been, anything to hinder his
- coming directly to you by water?" On
r the 8th of June Grant telegraphed to Pres
I ident Lincoln : "I send by mail a letter
from Gen. Banks." This letter from Gen
eral Banks stated his reasons for not pro
- ceeding with his aruy to combine it with
Grant's army and assume the command to
which his rank entitled him. When Banks
remonstrated against the orders from
Washington and Grant's own request that
I he (Banks) should join him (Grant), which
necessarily would give Banks the com
mand, " unless there was express designa
tion by the President to the contrary,"
Grant sent a member of his staff to urge
upon Banks to bring his army s" the river.
Grant further instructed this officer to say
to Banks that he hoped no feeling of deli
cacy in regard to the matter of rank would
deter him ; that he, Grant, would cheerful
ly surrender the command. Both generals
acted nobly in the matter, Grant in sinking
all personal considerations for the suppos
ed good of the service, and Banks in de
clining to step in and take the fruit which
Grant had shaken until it was ready to fall:
You will see, therefore,- that the corres
pondent is grossly mistaken in supposing
that Gen. Grant has received any new light
on this subject within the past month. I
am assured by a gentleman who was there
with Gen. Grant that it was well under
stood at Grant's headquarters, not that
Banks was specially ordered to relieve
Grant, but to unite the two armies, which
would have resulted in his superseding
Grant, because he (Banks) was the senior
officer. I am further assured by the same
authority that there was no time during the
siege of Vicksburg when General Grant did
not possess the entire confidence' and re
ceive the earnest co-operation of the
President, the Secretary of War and the
General-in-chief. Mr. Dana, the Assistant
Secretary of War, was with Grant, and
was fully advisald of all his plans and ope
rations during the entire siege of Vickse
burg. He made full and frequent reports
to Stanton, and approved and applauded
Grant's conduct. The fact that the matter
is not diecussed in the text of Badean's
book is probably because he was not aware
that Banks at that time ranked Grant, and
therefore did not appreciate the effect of
the orders and telegrams which are publish
ed in the appendix to this book. Bsdean
was not, till long afterward, a member of
Grant's staff, and had no personal knowl
edge of this most interesting period of
Grant's history. Grant's whole conduct
during this period displays the remarkable
fact that. in all his campaigns and in all
his reports, he never seemed to do any
thing for his own personal distinction.
He was ready to yieldcommand on the eve
of apparent victory to make the sauocess of
the cause more certain.
A SAsKroa TaTr BAs Gov RIC.-I
look across the street and see in front of a
Senator's bouse the carriage of another
Senator. The pair of blooded horses coat
some thousand of dollars, The gilded har
ness is in keeping. The close, handsome
shining coach is one of Brenton's best,
lined with silk velvet, and graced with the
choicest and thickest of plate glass. On
the coachman's seat sit two of God's crea
-tures, called men; one a bright mulatto,
the other a white man, and both in livery.
They sit in solemn silence, under their gay
robe offers and white gloves. Directly
the door of the house opens, and two la
dies. carrying a poor man's fortune on their
backs, descends the steps. The footman
swings down and opens the door, with an
easy grace the master caunot imitatto. The
door closes with a bang, the footman
mounts, and the coach rolls away. Well,
it seems but yesterday that the owner of
all this came here a poor man.
We remember the fairy tale where the
old witch touched the pumpkin and tarn
ed it into a coach, and touched the rats
and turned them into hormes. And so the
agly witch of the lobby touched the poor
man, and out of a fraud came the coach,
and out of theft came the horses, and swinto
dle drives, and stealings ol aud burnish.
Like that witch, I could touhok that man
with this delicate little pen of mine, and
carriage and horses' coachman and foot
man, would all disappear. Foi honor and
honesty would elainl their own, and the
very clothes would fall from the backs of
wife and daughters. Doox P1Tr.
Tnu Pnor'ean ERIrranNrI CoNserruvaox
AL AMRNDieNr.-lThe following is a cor
reet copy of the proposed fifteenth article, I
which is yet to pass the Senate and be rat
ified by three-fourths of the Legislatures of
the States:
Sao. 1. The right of any citizen of the
United States shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or any
State, by reason of race, or color, or pre
vious condition of slavery, of any citisen,
or class of citizens of the United States.
SGC. 2. T'he ConSreoss 6hall have power
to enforce, by pplropriate legislation, the
provision viof this aM1ri.
WAsuxvoTON, February 5.-In the Sen
ate, Mr. Sumner offered a substitute for
the joint resolution providing for an
amendment to the constitution. It pro
f vides
slat. That the right to vote, to be voted
for and hold office, shall not be denied or
abridged anywhere in the United States,
under any pretence of race or color; and
all provisions in any State constitution,
and all laws. State, Territorial or muni
cipal, inconsistent therewith, ale hereby
declared null and void.
2. That any person, under any pretence
of race or o\lor willfully hindering or at
tempting to hinder any citizen of the Uni
ted States from being registered, from vo
ting, or from being voted for, or from hol.
ing office, or who attempts by menaces to
deter any snch citizen from the exercise or
enjoyment of the rights of citizenship
above mentioned, shall be punished by
fine not less than $100 nor more than 3S00,
or by imprisonment in the common jail for
not less than thirty days or more than one
3. That every person legally engaged in
preparing a registry of voters, or in 1:ol !.
rug or conducting an election who refuses
to register or to preserve correct returns,
or otherwise give the proper legal effect to
the vote of any citizen, under any pretence
of race or color, shall be punished by fine
not less than $500 or not more than $4000,
or imprisonment in comumon jail not less
than three calendar months nor more than
two years.
4. That the District Courts of the United
States shall have exclusive jurisdiction of
all offences against this act. And the Dis
trict Attorneys, Marshals and Deputy
Marshals, commissioners appointed by the
Circuit and Territorial Courts of the Uni
ted States shall have power for arresting,
imprisoning or bailing offenders. And
every other officer especially empowered
by the President of the United States shall,
and they are hereby required, at the ex
pense of the United States, to institute
proceedings against any person who vio
lates this act, and cause him to be arrest
ed, or imprisoned, or bailed, as the case
may be, for trial before such court as by
this act has cognizance of the offence.
5. That every citizen unlawfully de
prived of any of the rights of citizenship
secured by this act. under any pretence of
race or color, many.maintain a snit against
any person so depriving him, and recover
.damage in the District Court of the Uni.
ted States for the district in which such
person may be found.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8.-The military and
naval officers of Barnside's expedition to
North Corolina permanently organised in
to a society to-day, and had their first an
nual dinner to-night.
The brig Brilliant from Cape Fear River
with rosin and turpentine, was lost in the
storm of January 28th. The second mate,
'Aga Bryant, was drowned. The captain
and rest of the crew saved by the steam
shin Europa, and brought to this port.
Steamship Mariposa, from New Orleans,
arrived to-day.
The employing printers to-day resolved
to continue resistaneO to the striking book
printers, and employ female compositors.
Mimerns, Feb. 8.-A terrible shooting
affray occurred at Mariana, Phillips coun
ty, Ark., last Saturday, resulting ta the in
stand death of all parties concerned, whose
names were Thomas and Arthur Slaughter,
and Arthur Freeman. The former were
from Mississilppi, and the latter from Ala
WAs.nloroloX, Feb. 8.-Internal revenue
receipts to-day, 000,000.
Mrs. Surratt's remains were delivered
quietly to her family to-day.
Ron. E Jefferds, one of the Judges of
the Supr.me Court of Mississippi, present
ed to the Reconstruction Committee to
d;,y, an address on behalf of himself and
others, claiming to reptesent a large and
influential part of the Republican party.
who oppose the adoption of the constitua
tion voted upon in Junelast.
The address is in the nature of aprotest,
and is a discussion of the condition of af
fairs in the State. He proposes a plan of
restoration, as follows:
First. That Congress shall declareall the
offices in the State vacant.
Second. To provide for the appointment
of a provisional governor, with power to
fill all the offices thus declared vacant,
and with power also to remove from office
his own appointees.
Third. To provide that the proposed
constitution shall be so modified or amend
ed as to remove from it these features that
are more proscriptive than is required by
the reconstruction laws of Congress.
Fourth. To provide for an election at
the time designated by the proposed eon
stitution for holding the annealeleetion fibr
the ratification of the constitution as soamend
ed and for the election of all State, county
and monicipal officers.,
The President to-day made some addi
tional consular and naval nominations.
Wasumroio, Feb. 8.-The bill increas
ing the duty on copper are three cents per
pound, has passed both Houses, and will
now go to the President for approval.
The House today concurred in the several
There are intimations that the President
will veto the bill. A very strong sstern
manufacturing interest has opbsd it
persistently, and declares that it, speeial
legiselatton wholly in the intr of the
Michigan copper mine.
Pamphlets written by the agent of the
Government of San Domingo shbowing the
importance of the annexation of that island
to the United States, and argiong thIe action
of Congress in that direction, were this
morning laid upon the deskse of members of
Congress. It ia understood that Orth, of
Indiana will introducnoe in the House to
morrow another proposition for annexation.
An eminent lawyer of this city is writing
what he calls an expose of the project, and
declaree that it is merely a scheme to ena
ble certain parties to get control of the
Bay of Samana and certain guano deposits.
'The Military Committee of the Senate
to-day'atreed to report a bill placing col
ored soldiers who have been slaves on the
same footing with white soldiers as regards
The financial situation in Congress is
without interest.
The Senate Finance Committee hope to
report to-morrow a bill prohibiting the
secret sale of gold.
SSenatq Sherman will endeavor to have
the genettY nanclal bill pending in the
Senate considered this week, and intends
to preas it toa votebefbre the 1st of
T'Ihe Alabama treaty will probably be Eon
sidered by the Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations as itstoegular meeting.
and there appears to be a growing disposi
tion in Congress to have it rejected.
WAmoxeiron, Feb. 9.-The Oommittee
on the revision of the laws agreed to-day
to report Jenckee' Naturalilation bill.
The features are nearly as reported hereto
fore in these dispatches, save an amend
ment or two. One is, that the applicant
shall have resided in the United State four
and a half years befbre a certificate be
issuned, and that he shall not vote until six
months after receiving his certi8ficate of
naturalization. Pending these selix mooths
it shall be lawful for the court, for cause,
to revoke the natoraliasation.
Mr. Jenckes is preparing 'the bill, which
will soon be reportei to the louse.
. Application has been made to the Preal
de,,t fo permision to remove Booth's re
mains, and for possession of the trunk and
other effects of the assassia in the custody
of the War Department.
The Committee on Banking and Ourren
cy have agreed upon an amendment to the
national banling bill wineh passed the
Senate last session. As amended, it per
mits depositariaes only to recejiv in deposits
ninety per cent. of amount of their- seeari
ties. The committee struck on the fourth
section of the Senate bill as to the distri.
bution of currency, and have inoenporatel
a section of their own allowing redistribu
tion of $22,849,000 of crrency, of which
814.000,000 are to go to the Southern
States, 6,000,000 to tie West, and the re
mainder to other States. Under this ar
rangement it is ascertained that Massaeha
8 'tts has an excess over her quota of e'ght
millions, and New York about the same.
The balance of excess is with Pennsylva
nia and New. England. The arrangement
takes currency from large banks principal
The Committee of Ways and Means
were to-day preparing a bill relative to the
tax on tobacco and whisky. There will be
no increase on either of these articles, as
no member of the committee favors the in
crease; but the further legislation is to
simplify the collection of taxes.
WAsnr'rox, Feb. 9.-Thee was a full
Cabinet session to-day.
Internal Revenue Commissioner Bollins
is absent.
During the contest to-day over the suf
frage amendment to the Constitution, Mr.
Viekers offer d an amendment looking to
the restoration of the elective franchise of
those who are now excluded by reason of
participation in the rebellion, which was
rejected by 21 tb 32-those voting in the
affirmative being Messrs. Bayard, Bueka
low, Davis, Dixon. Itoolittle. Ferry, Fowler
Grimes, larlin Hendricks, McCreery, Nor
ton, Patterson of Tennessee, Ramsey,
Ricc.. Roberta,n, Sawyer. Trumbull, Van
Winkle, Vackers and Wilsoe.
The constitutional amendment, as it
finally passed the Senate, reads: No dis
crimination shall be made in the United
States among the citisens of the United
States in the exercise of the elective fran
chise, or in the right to hold office in any
State on account of race, color, nativity,
property, education or creed. The vote
was 40 to 16. It goes to the House for
WAsnHNOTON, Feb. 10-2:20 P. w.
In counting the electoral votes, when
Louisiana was reached, Mullins of Ten
nessee, objected to counting her vote,
whereupon the Senate withdrew from
the House, so that both could consider
the objection.
Both houses concurred in a.resoln
tion that the electoral vote of Louis
inns be counted, by a vote of two to
WAsrn orTowr, Feb. 10.-Longstreet
and Frank P. Blair are here.
Grant has returned.
A company of U. S. Infantry, from
New York, passed through to-day en
route for Wilmington, N. C.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.--The Presi
dent has recognized Carlos Pie Consul
of Spain at New Orleans.
Butler addressed the House after the
Senate retired, in support of his reso
lution, very violently, and seemed to
carry the House with him. Speaker
Colfax, calling Dawes to the chair, took
the floor, and in a brief speech, took
the House away from Butler.
Colfax defended the rulings of Wade
and the action of the Senate. Desper
ate efforts were made In both Housen
to complicate Louisiana with collateral
questions, but the presiding officers of
both Houses kept the question whether1
the votes should be counted or not in
view, as directed by the constitution
on joint rules of Congress. Nothing
but technical observaneesof parliamen
tary proceedings saved the vote of
Louisiana from being ruled out, or at
least having attached to it damaging
This action, it is thought will clinch
the recent Congressional elections in
Lonisiana. '
WAsnrxorox, Feb. 10.-The occurren
ces in joint meeting of the Senate and
louse this afternoon, and proceedings in
the House afterwards, of which you have
details by Associated Press, have caused
some egeited discassion to-night in official,
circles, as well as among the politicians
and representative men here congregated.
The Republicans are divided into fier par
ties, one sustaining the action of the Sen
ate in the Georgia matter; another sus
taining the decision of the House, which
was the reverse of that of the Senate on
the same subnhject ; another party sustain
ing the ru ings of Speaker Colfax and Sen
ator Wade, the latter characterised by But
ler as arbitray, and anotherparty maintain
ing that Butler was right in the positions
he argued.
The Democrats favor any or all petlone
that are calculated to infcrease thelnfelicity
and conflsion among the various factions
of the Republicans, andi they take comfort
in the prospect of a big breach between
the Senate and the House, which they say
is in the immediate distance, as indicated
by the occurrences of'to-day.
There is no mistaking the feelin, engen
dared among the several factions of Repub
licans. It is quite bitter, but except as to
the Wade and Butler controversy, the prob
ability is that the storm will blow over be
fore the san sets to-morrow. Butler anad
Wade are poesitlve men both courageous
and'determined, warm friends, and intense
haters. What will come of their " little
onpleasantness," is not so easily divined.
At one o'clock the Senators, arm in
arm, came to the House; Waade took the
chair; Colfax seated near him. BSenator
Conkling and represuentatives Wilson, of
Iowa, and Pruyn acting as tellers. Proyn
rnad the Democratic votes, Cooklin and
Wilson alternated in reading the Republi
can votes.
All Went smoothly nltil Louisiana was
reached, when Mnllhne of Tennessee, ob
jected, declaring that no valid election had
been held. The joint session separated.
The House voted 126 to 68 to coant Loui
siana. The Senate, after a severe strugule
to draw in extrlaneousa mattters, diso voted
to count Louisiana.
SThe Houses again met, and proeeded
with the count until Geortgia was reached,
when Boutler objected, beease the Georgia
College ihad not voted on the proper day,
and, for other reasons. Macul confualon
ensiaed, which Wade added by orderingthe
Senate to its own chamber. The House
then voted 150 to 41 that Georia should
not be cousinted. The Senate, after a most
perplexing and latehable strgeple;declared
that in the face ofth coneurient resolutioan
concertning Georgia, the objection injoint
session.was out of olrder. The ouseso
auain met in joint session in ahuolute con
Wade ordered Georgia to be tttd Is
direeted by theim concurrent resolution.
Butler objected. Wade would hear no
objection. Butler appealed from Wade's
deijalon. Wade would allow no ap
peal. tnd ordered the count to proeed.
Butler moved that the Senate have
perntiiasion to retire, Motion not fin
order. Butler insisted that they aboold
control their own hall. Atmid the most
intense excitement, Wade ordered th
count to proceed. Cohirhng com
meneed reading the result, bht his
vok.e wadsdownedlbh) btlmbforder.
SThe noise became deafening when
a ker Colfa srg tpo th. desk lito
claiming that the VlcY-Presldeut must
be obeyed in joint ieafon and ordeled
theSergeant-at.arms to arirt dlsor
derly persons. ColfhX as ordeuag
and appealing prolibbly, two minhut,
during which tuile the Sergeanltat
a erms had distributed 1 inel totiugh
the lioustB beote partial order wls re
5tVr94'iot w h idinn the fw at d t
procliaration followed and tihe Heases
The Senate immediately adjourned.
In. tle House Butler int oiuede a
resolution that Wade's and the', entes
action was a gres infratijO, q te
rights of the House, which resolution
was pending, when the Houne ad
journed. jp'
WA"V5rmI ,Feb. ia.-The com
mittee to notW y eeral ,Grant of his
election as Prepddept, salled at the
Headquarters oflthe Army ibout tweu
ty minutes before eleven this morning,
and found General Grant waiting for
Senator Morton. madCe congratula
tory speech.. Mrn. Prayn also address
ed General Grant, ayiung, although he
had differed with the party that had
elected Geoeral Grant, he hoped the
latter would bring to the execution of
his Presidential duties the same high
qualities ofuepergy, fidelity and judg
ment that bIive characterired hiis con
duct in his recent official history, and
that the Democratic Party would sup
rt the new administration so.long as
it was guided by these principles.
General Grant replied that he was
grateful for the high distinction that
the people had bestowed upon him.
and fully appreciated the honor and
repo~ lles of theposition tp which
he had been elected; that in the dis
charge of his official duties he would
endeavor to surround lhimself with a
Cabinet and officers who will represent
and carry out the great principles that
are to govern his administration, name
ly: economy, retrenchment, honestdis
charge oo offlial obligation and the ex
ecution of the laws, and the faithful
collection of the revenues. He had in
tended to announe his Cabinet ifrme
diately upon receiving this offclial no
tification of election as President, but,
upon matue reflection, he had come to
the 'bonclusaon not to announce the
names of the Cabinet officers, nor even
to acquaint the gentlemen whom he
shall select until after the inauguration
on the 4th of March next. His reason
for this was, that if the names were
announced, every effort would be pos
sibly made by their opponents, or those
who seek the positions for themselves
or friends, to defeat their nominations
or confrmation.
A Bundle of Oonundrams.
Why was Napier like a hen-u ed hos
band? Because he pier (happer) without
the N (hen)
Why are you more like a carpenter than
It Becsuse you're a deal plainer.
The vessel that no woman oajects to
embark in-A courtship.
What part did the Sphinx take In an
cient warfare? It riddled the enemy.
Why should a favorite hen be called
Macdoff? Because we we wish her to "lay on."
When was Ruth very rude to Doea?
When she pulled his ears and trod on the
Which has most legs. a hborse or no
horse 'No horse, because no horse has
When were banking transactions first
known? In the time of King Pharosh,
when tbeEypti received a cheque
(check) at the bnk of the Red Se, and
Moses crossed it.
Why was Pharaoh's daugtber like a bill
disacounter? Because she ot little pro
et (profit) out of the rushes on the
When is an alderman .like a ghost
Wihen he is a goblin (gobbling.)
When may a ship be said to be foolihly
in love? When she Is attached to a buoy.
When madly love? When she is aLkering
after a heavy swell. When ambitiously in
love? When she is makig-fors ptier .
When exelamation of three words koold
a cockney make on seeing a fire, whieb
woald tive the names of three minent
authors? "Dickens, Howitt, Burns."
Why should we never .sleep in : iiftrsy.
carrisae leassuae the train alwaysrun
over sleepers.
What is that that has "t' - buildings.
two trees, two animals, and two akh? Tlbe
humso body-nasely, two temples, two
palms, two calves, and two soles.
Ifyou are not the head or t·Hl.ef a dea
key, what are you? No end of a donkey.
Which senator wcars the largest bat ?
'The one Wth the hasst Bss*.
What color I grass when covered with
anowt Invisible greemn
Why asme wheat and potatoes like the
idols of old? Beaesuse the nformer les.
cars, and bear not, sand the latter elys, bt
see not.
Why does a dck pat its head nder
-wate For divers resebns.
Why does a ailor know. thre is a ns
in the mon? Becamse he has been to see
Why is the Emperor of mlussis like s
workhouse boy? BHe feels Hmngary, and
wsats a slice of lTarkey.
What Is worse than raining eta aad
doga HRailing c( e and omnibuses. .
Why is a eloek the most modest plece of
fruitatle ?. Because it sovers it fee with
its hands, and rens down Its ue workd
Why do little birds in their anests u·rset
Because i they did not they osd fallo
Fo 8SALr rY H. 8T. JOHN
January 6th 18-64m."
Strayeder 8teles.
FROitity h redence nar of e noms
.mAr on thi Wltgbt of Wneseday,
February 10th, a small rael Monae.
The finder, on returning the sane, will
be liberally rewarded.
eob. 17=Itf Wit. A. 8EAY.
drtta eardeon See"s.
Feb. 10-4f. - TArIT & t.Ait.
BY PLANTS, for sa.e by
Feb.10th=t.. ST. O9OWN.
r-r ST. JOHN' M'.OtU EXIE.
A LOT ctsieeoud biad berom and
AI psrlor frniture. Appl '
Feb. Ott$4.
SFor SA-t.I BiJ
Tr&2'V St. Jobxln
of Moniekreeelve4 and paid out by J. C. BOGERB, TzsasraUE of
Sthe Corporation of Alhxandris, Ia., for Six Moathb, oommenaing 1st
of July, 18s8, ending 31st )esmber, 1868;
y Cash from , R. BInm. .....ý 7 b il Warmant o. a1s ý..a
" " v A ....... 1 a b......* 5. 60
load by cieamms to Poi0 ae .1 3 mW-d
build Whar................... oow 1,., s , e ...". 1 oe
. ,, Whlo' s ......... mrm d,... a1
IBy oh nufm deeannes.......... 4109a Paid Warrar se
S. . ... e.ts ..............0. 10 Pd, ir-. 
Set............. 5100 Pai .mt
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Pai4 wanmt 1N1 14, B ismb.as.
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PaNM bmeelanes w No.4S, JP
8 TATEMENT i ls..e ao. .... ..4k
sie ....#  8s, a IxGe, vat an
of the Indebtedness of the CORPORA- giet....................... .37
TION ,of ALEXANDRIA, on the 1st ai armt fO;?C Jm - At.
day of January, 1869: s sua , atm
Old Warrants............ Jo41 21 _Job. Drp, iA.............3 13 0
War. payable lst March, 1869 42S 38' MimUaetml No a
" " " , April " 18 5 Pad warrant 1u, S elaew, sIamy
s" . 'Ju Jano " 218 75' PaMid wsd.11@.lPd3.ar "ins 0
Warrants bearingdate Septem- . Ift, HRkMmt. es l OS
her IIll, 1960, and payable " * r 8P . ms ad "
12 ntontlhs after date..1... 090 4 f" "1.
-.-. N I Qag-*5060
Tow ................... 421 85' Pai. wa 16, . S .e.ia, nd. .
JAMES W. OSBORN, sad preee.a..na .E. .. . O
Approve4: Mayr. Paid Mraeyt .,. R17 52 eent,
W. J. Rog, Comptroller. Mar
ral waneat 2 1C g1 l e sh -a
SurV .. ......y........ 00
A Pa s* S= T>&1 mm1
of the Assets of the Corporation of .,. 'oo
Alerandria, La., on the lsbtday of badsr...
January: 1860: PaId 1!q al A1isy
P. O'Shee, judgment and in Paid
toreas............. .... '..$u4J4 as r l d .... ..... . ...".s.
Parish of Rapides, bent to Pa wnºS 1a, Bate 11-rea,'
February 1to,180 au . 80 Pai -m - - . _- . PO OS
PahWarrtwork on .. .".......... OS
, ' Pad waanmat 110,8 8P.cslfairy
Sand :s . --- wJ ,p .j W 4,. d
J W O BORN, er s m l sr.., .
Approd: .Mayor. 37 ... ... 35
W. J. RoGEsR, Comptroller.
Treasurer, ' Acouut wit th. cu4eTiygu N M.UA
1869. DL 1868.
an. 1, To Balane...........$ 8 5 Jam. 31, B$+y p wami1I vt e" .
" 31, Csash from P. O'hmee. 100 00 UBas4le.se p,. . rL m1 6
" N '4 o Isequsfor 186.... 00 Jaan 1, hpi 4by a
" *a - " 180.... 26 00 00 mp ,Bwol
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Jan S magen it a*
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Jan 31,,bpjdd..mg1,ii. o 7
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