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to a Pairing tj prepare tbentelrea ciibataa
Tenbura or ArtUtca.
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n aoc'dVnt beiell a vnr load rrecntly, and pat
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ELECTRICAL APPARATUS OF EVERT DESCRIPTION
V- Model, and Small Machinery of all kind,
w Ura.i rtoiebinr. Bopairing and Jobbing doaa
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KO. 6. CENTSB SEBEKT,
Over Ptnoia Holt'a Itethice Sbop,
)e-4-ltp CLUTITLAWP, QPIO,
A MEETING 0 THS STOCK
Euld.r, of the Btnney Farm Oil Ounpany,
w'll be b.ld at tbe office of tb, Oompasy, No i
Feikloa' Block, July 16th, t nojn.
r. JUWN, Secretary.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1865.
WDA lAOAl'i JUA15 S IWW.
Reconstruction in North Carolina.
" Agate," of Ihe Cincinnati Gazelle, who
accompanied Chief Justice chase in his
recent tour through, tbe Southern btfiUa, u
writing for that paper a serion of deecrip
tive lettera in regard to it, from which we
take the following:
ON BOARD THE WAYANA.
To keep one another in countenance u
we boll our uuc.rlain positions on the
rolliDg and plunging deck, we combined to
rebearte all the old Jokos aoout eea nc.
neea. One cave a definition of it, which,
like many another indiffjront thing, hai
baen nnwarantably fathered on the late
I'rc'idont, "Sea likne&s ia a disorder
which for the fl st hour makes you afraid
you 11 dio, but by tbe eecona Hour makes
vou afraid tou won't!" Another recites
Artemus W1 rl's g otning lamentation over
Point Judith, to tne etldct u a'. ne " never
before saw a place where it was as hard to
keep inside oni's clothes and outside one's
breakfast!' "Sure, it isn't ssyslckjez
are," pleasantly sujgostea an Irish ergv
neer. amune tbe officers, who looked pro-
vokingly happy amid all the pitching
" it isn't say sick ycz aro ; but yez migiity
sick of the ea 1
"Otitic omnaV crowned the Chiof
Justice. How the rest stood it I don't
know: but that was tbe last straw and
drove one unfortunate of the party to his
stateroom, and a basin and towuL
TALK ON POLITICS AND NEGROES WITH THE
"flow are your people feeling?" some
one afked "Oh, wolf, fir; weall wentout
unwillinelr. tou know," re,onded the
legislator, fresh from the rebel Senate at
Rili iah. "and most of us are rery glad to
eet back." "Have you no violent robols
vet? ' ' xes, quite a eooa many among ine
voune bloods: but even they all foel as if
thev bad been badly whipped, and wmt
to give in." '-Then they really leel them
selves whipped t
"Yes, -tou ve suijugatea us at tasi, witn
a smile which showed that the politician
thought it not tbe worst kind of a j ko
after all. "And of course then you have
only to submit to any terms the conqner-
ers may impose?'' 'No, sir ob, ah ye?,
any terms that could be honorably offered
la a nroud. hiirh-minded peonlel'' The
roet of tbe dicnilaries nodded their heads
approtn'hrly at this bee jming i llimttion of
induced to accept. It was eay to see that
the old poeitical tricks were not forgotten,
and that the nrst inrb of wrong concession
would be expected to load the way to many
"What terms do you think would bs
Tbe County tJlcrK, a mncuonary oi near
thirty yeari' service, took up the conversa
tion, and promptly replied, "JLet Governor
Vance call toRolher ine jxorw Carolina
Lntielalnr. We only lacked a lew votes
of a Union majority in it before, and we'd
be sure to have enough now.
What then ?'
" Why, the legislator would of course
repeal the ordinance of teceseioD, and
order a convention to amend the Constitu
tion. I think that convention would ac
cept your Conuliiulional amendment.
liut cn you VU8 your wovernur
Vance? Did not he betray the Union
party after his last election ? '
" Xes, ne sola us out c:eaa arm clear.
" He did nothing of tho sort. North
Carolina has not got a purer patriot than
Oovernor Vance." And so ttey foil to
disputing among themselves.
I asked one oi tne party wna. tnia
T"ilature if thus called together would
do with tho necoos?
"lake era unoer ine control or tne uflg
iilatar, as free niggers al vays have been in
this State. Let it have authority to Hi
their wages, and prevent vacrancy. It al
ways got along witn mem won enougu oe-
''Are vcu not mistaken about its always
having had this power ?"
What I exclaimed tnea'tonisneaiunc-
tionary. "Why,! was Dorn ana raised
hvar, and lived byar all my lifol Do you
taink I don't know I"
"Apparently not, sir, for you seem to be
trno'ant of the lact that free negroe in
North Carol na wne alwayt votert from the
fmnation of the Male Government down to
It isn't so, strange r."
"Excufe me, but your own State records
will show it, and, if I must say so, he ia a
very ignorant citizen to be talking about
ways and means oi reorganization, who J
doesn't know to simple and rocent a fact in 1
the history ol his fcitito."
Tbe Cracker scraicnea nis ueau in great
bewilderment "Well, stranger, you don t
mean to say that the uovernmeni at
Washington is going to make us let nig-
gors vote ?"
"1 moan to say mat it u at juaot jnt-
"Well, why not have the decency to let
us have a vote on it ourselves, and say
whether we 11 let niggors vote f"
' Iu other words, you mean in is : Aiess
than a generation ago you held a Con
vention, which robbud certain claseea of
your citizens of rights they had enjoyed
undisputed from the organization of your
Btate down to that hour. Mow you pro-
txwe to lot the robbers hold an election to
decide whether they will return the stolen
property or not."
"stranger," exciaimoa one t tne group,
with great emphaeis, "is the Government
at Washington, because ilhas whipped us,
going to make us let niggers vote ? "Pos
sibly it will. At any rate, a strong party
favors it. ' "men A woman t live unuor
the Government. I'd emigrate, sir. Yes,
sir. I d leave mis uovernmeni ana 30
NorthV And the man, true to his Slater
Kiirhts training, seemed to imagine that
going North was going under another
Government, and spoke of it as one might
speak of emigrating to China.
The Wandering Chivalry.
A lariro number of ex-rebel officers and
auldion am wanrfarine about the northern
cities in a disconsolate sort of way, their
A gentleman mot one of them yesterday
in the street. They bad known each other
ia the old day, and the following conver
sation ensued :
Rebel Colonel" Halloa, Jones ; bow are
Union gentiemen " Is that you, Harry?
"W hat are you doing here ? You've no
business here; I'll have you arrested."
Rabel (throwine his arms wildly in the
are) Great heavens 1 where am I to go?
ThnrA'a no North, no South, no East, no
West for me : where am I to go ? I'm tub
jugated, whipped, conquered anything
vou please. I'm a deuced tight better Union
man man you, m
1 Wd (Harrison. "Wendell Phillips ; am in
favor of the abolition of slavery and all
ht a,-rt nf thine."
Union "Weill l'U have you arrested
any how. You re a rebel."
Kahel "Amsted I Look a here (pull-
nnt a. mckaee of papers) there's twenty
oaths I've taken besioes being paroled.
Why, I've sworn myself into another To
phettogotout of that infernal Confed
eracy. Here's my brother who bas always
been it Union man, and now furnishes me
uh thn funds of soeculation south. I am
eoine down to Savannah to see if I can't
P 0 - . I IvJkr I" V
hllW T1 v iArm uaujt BltlU. jivwa.j
Y. Eve. Post.
It is curious that the chief reason against
uffrace, eiven by tbe Northern
friends of the late slavemasters, is that the
negroes will vote as tholr former msators
"Will some of those who support this
view tell us why the negro did not fight at
his former master directed? Negroes who
fought against their former masters, may
be readily trusted to vow against wmh,
pedal I y when that vote secure them th
substantial bsneflis ol ireeaom.
The Latest News
LAST NIGHT'S REPORT.
WASHINGTON NEWS ITEMS
THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL.
Irgnmfnt cf Mr. Bingham
President Johnson's Health,
FROM FORTRESS flOKROE
Late Foreign News,
AMKBIOAN AFFAIK5 ABSOAD.
Pardons Mowly Cranttd.
Tbe Steamer LewUbnrg gunk.
Two lives Keportcd Lost
GENERAL FiEWS ITEMS.
Gold at t5alla?:er'8 Exchange 111
issoclatcd Tress fieport.
THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL.
WASHINGTON, June 27.
Han ford Conver. alias Wallace was re
called by the Government and tslined
that after he left Washington, which was
on the same day that he arrival h-re, he
vi.ited Montreal; mot binders, 'lueker,
Carroll, Rollin Wescott and a number of
others; did not know at tbe time that the
witnu-i bad been Deloreinis com mission, anu
then fire receiy. d him with great cor
diality. Tucker, while spe iking of tbo trial,
denounced Seward and Lincoln as ecoudrols
and Judge Holt as a blood thirsty old vil
lain, and added thtt ttiny should protot
tbeimelves, for the eternal day of reckon
iny would com?, and a heavy account
would have to be sott'ed. Subsequently,
when it became known that the witness
had testified here his life was menaced,
and on several occasions pistols wer
drawn, and threats made to shoot him if
he did not swear to subscribe to an alula
vit to the eff.ct that he had net toe'iliod
before the Commission, and that tho Cono
ver representing hiin, hud teotillud to a tis
sue of laUeaoo'S. mis, ino wuuvm ro-
pealed, was sworn to by linn undor durnea
with pistols preecnled iu hi face. He did
it to save his life.
A witno: noui-sd Anseor corrobemted
the abovo tettimony in part.
John Conley and W. D. Gravos, print
ers, from Selma, Ala , tesliflad to tbe hand
writing of G. Gale, ot canawoa, wno naa
procured the publication of an advertise
ment in the Selma Dispatch, advertising
fur one million of dollars in order to pro
cure the death of Lincoln, Johnson and
Jud ire Advocate Holt smd all the testi
mony lor tho Government ws not in.
Assistant Judge Advocato B;ngbantbcn
read an elaborate argument, in rep'y to
that of Revurdy Johnson, on tho Jurisdic
tion of the Court. Mr. Unctaw shows
that the proclamation isEued by. President
I jncoln, authorising Ine trial ol lnturgents
and their aiders and abettors by courts
martial and military commissions bad been
rat:fiod by acts of Congress, and also that
tho Supreme Court had decided that the
ratification by Congress was unnecessary.
The arcumcnt of Mr. iiiDgham, special
Jude;e Advocate, in roply to several argu
ments in defense of Mary E Surratt and
othors, contains the following points :
The rebellion, in aid of which this con
spiracy was formed, and this great public
crime committed, was prosecuted for the
vindication of Jno right, the redress of
no wrong, but w.-is itself eimply a criaiiisl
conspiracy and gigantic assassination.
The court bad already overruled the plea
of the jurisdiction ; he would pats it ovor
in silence, but for the fact that it had boen
cravfllv armied by the oounsel for the
accused denying the authority of the Pre
sident to constitute this commission, is an
argum nt that this tribunal is not a
court 01 justice, nas no Jcgxi expedience
and no power to hear and dotormiue tbe
issue in making the averment. The coun
sel showed bow the President could have
otherwise discharged the duly ei j lined
upon him by his ottb to prottct per:oi;s
and defend thn constitution, and lake care
that the laws be faithfully executed. As
to the assertion that the civil courts are
open in this district he answered tht they
are closad throughout hi.lf tbo Republic,
and open in this district only by the force
of the bayonet. Withdraw tho military
force, and woull the rebel bands infesting
the vicinity allow their confedera'es to be
tried in this or any otht r court ? Tho con
spirator who assassinated the President
was not arrostea oy civu prucoca, Uu woe
pursued by the military power, captured
and slain. Was this an act ol usurpation 1
"Who in all this land is bold encugn or
bate enough to actert it ? If tho President
is justified in this act, what law condemns
him for arrcstinz in like manner, and sub
jecting to trial under military law all other
parties to this conspiracy ?
- . a 1 1 . 1 , V. . I
The J uuge Aavocate anjuwi .no
Court having been constituted by the
President of he United States, it was not
in their power as inferiors to disobey or
declare the act a military usurpation.
Besides, the Supreme Court had aeciooa
that the acceptation of the judicinlofficers
is a recognition 01 tne autnorny ltoiu
whirth it ia derived. The proposition was
absurd. The gentlemen might as well ask
the Supromn I mnrt decide. The Presi
dent had no authority to nominate, and the
Senate no authority to confirm- the judges
rvimnnsinir that Court.
The Judge Advocate proceeded at
lnnoth. in reply to the argument of the
council, citing a precedent and sustaining
tho action ol me uovernmont. xio muw
4 that all nroclamations the President is
sued, duriDg the rebellion, for the sup
pression of the same, and among them one
J-rmrinintr for the trial of all rtbels and in-
surgents, their (viders or abettors, by court
martial or military commissioDS, were rati
fied by Congress; also mat tne oupreuie
Court had decided so much of these proc
lamations as provided for courts martial or
military commissions, needed no ratiCca-
The Judge Advoeaie aia not review mo
After Jndge Advocate cingaam owi u
lTyered this argument the court adjourned
to one o'cloclc, r. m- to morrow.
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, June 27.
The Commercial ssys the Grange and
Alexandria It ilroad was turned over to
the Board of Public Works of Virginia by
the War Department.
President Jonnson nas recovered in iu
his temporary indisposition. He has par
ticipated in the proceeding of a very 1m-
porcani uauinwt 11101.11.5
The Police seized, to-day, at a house on
Crosby street, some $16,000 in counterfeit
notes on the city and county banks, rang
ing in denomination from one to two dol
lars. Ho arrests maue.
NEW YORK, June 27.
A retention to our returned soldiers will
b givsn here on the 4th of July, and the
entire first division oi the militia is ordered
out as an etcort.
Special to the Post: Governor Holden,
of North Carolina, reports the work of re-
constructioa ging n w sawiacwruj.
NEW YORK, June 27.
The steamship Cuba, which left Liver
pool on tbe afternoon 01 tne 17 in, ana
Queenstown on the 18th. arrived here at
5 o'clock p. M.
American securities advanced.
All the Paris papers quote Lord Brough
am's speech urging ths policy of clemency
upon tbe American Government, and gen
erally praise it. Several exptess hopes
that the humane suggestions may be heedod.
The Paris Patria says that the apology
made for tbe intuit to tne American Con
sul's flag at Honolulu by an English cap
tain, last April, not being satisfactory to
the Washington Government, a demand
wes made for further satisfaction, which
the English Government has lust given in
a dispatch tc President Johnson, expressing
regret tor the occurrence.
In the House of Commons, Mr. Card-
well said the conference with the Canadian
deputation, relative to defenses, &x. closed
on the 16.h. The papers would be laid be
fore Parliament on the 19th.
Mr. Haadlield made inquiry at to the re-
astablishment of Jtngush consuls at bourn
Mr. Layard said that Consuls were now
placed at short intervals at the principal
The Government met with temporary de-
loat By two majority on tne question 01 go
ine into committee of supply and manage.
ment of dock yards, but the reverse was
liar my m&ae tne annual motion in ia-
vor ci a Dauot. maimers ton opposeu.
Lo3t by forty-four majority.
The Ascolt cup was won oy x.iy, alter a
dead heat with General Peel.
The Moniteur, in denying tho rumors of
large reinforcements to Mexico, explains
that the army in Mexico will receive, be
fore the 31st of De-comber, the necessary
number to replace those whose terms ex
pire by that date.
The obioct of this movement is to main
tain, not increase, the strength of the army
Foreign ambassadors congratulated Na
poleon on his return.
la me uink 01 r ranee casn returns as
creased thirteen million francs in a week.
Tbe Prussian Uppor Chamber rejected
the budget of the Lower House, and left
the Government to fix its own budget.
Breadstulls The weather keeps bril
liant, and the prospects are favorable for
an early harvest.
ITlour inactive ana uncbaneea; western
Canal and Extra State 21sa22s 60.
Wheat very quiet ; Winter Red 8a83 lOd ;
WLite 8-j 6da9i Sd per lOOlbs.
Corn firmbutquiet; Mixed heldat28iGd
Boof dull, but holders firm.
Perk very dull and again 5i chapor;
quotations range from CO to 62a.
Bacon quiet, ana partially 1 0,1,1 o lower
for Cumbei land Cut.
Cheese firm and wanted at &8&G2.
Lrd, tondohcy upward ; 65iC7.
Suirars quiet and easier.
ColT-ae very quiet.
Petroleum firm, with sales of refined al
2s 51 per gallon.
Loudon. Baring.D. & Co. report Bread-
stuffs quiet but steady.
White American Wheat 435.10 ; spring
4143 per qnarter.
i lour Ti and lis.
Coffee in good demand at full prices.
Tea inactive but firm.
Livkbpool, Saturday p. M. Cotton ao-
tivo Sales about 20,01W bales. Prices are
generally i dearer.
la Drjaas'.uiii mere is no cnange.
Ia provisions there has been no fluclua-
ion to day.
Ltrd firm at u7s lor nne.
Petroleum firm at 25i(Jy2s6d for refined.
jLiondjm, baturaay P. M. Consols closed
American oiocks xuinois trainu 045 ;
Erie shares 6253 ; United States O lios
LoBUojr, June is. ine irigaies n iag-
ara and Sacramento sailed from South
ampton on the 17th; deetioation unknown
The 1 rusfian -unamDers were prorogueu
the 17th. Bieinark in his speech from the
rone, bitterly reproached the Chambers
for their opposition to the government
They separated with a feeling of mutual
l.rvitRooL. Saturday. A sale was made
ia the Liverpool Stock Exchange to-day in
old 1000 shares of the Atlantic Telegraph
Company. The price paid was 115.
Tbo lost previous sale was 245.
NEW YORK, June 27.
The Commercial's Washington special
says, the Mayor's annual message gives the
lundca aeDt 01 tne city as j1uuw , mo
owing debt ia $257,000. This shows an
increase of $06,000 since 1861.
The steamer Port au Prince brings Sav
annah dates to the 231.
The Savannah Herald had a dispatch
dated Augusta, 21st, announcing the loss of
tbe steamer Lecsburg by running on a snag
fifteen miles below that city. Two lives
were lost. Most ol tho cargo was saved.
Many rebel paroled prisoners are arriv
ing at Savannah.
Tbe Savannan ana uzeecaee, cauau are
soon to be opened.
An order prohibiting tne wearing 01 reoei
uuiforms is being strictly enforced.
A writer in theSayaana xlerala gives as
the nearest approximation to the stock cf
the c t.on of tbe last crop yet to come to
market as one million and a quarter bales.
Tbe Tribune s Washington special has
the follow ng: The Preedman's Bureau
has prepared a list of the abandoned lands
of Virginia and will submit to the Presi
dent tor his approval to-morrow. The
list embraces between thirty and forty
thousand acres of this character. General
Howard will visit South Carolina on busi
ness connected with his Bureau, after the
delivery of his oration at Gettysburg on
the coming 4 Ji of July.
General Grant returnea irom jrnitaaei-
phia last night.
The pay 1011 01 uonerat rviipatxica b
Cavalry, now doinc guard duty on the
railroad botween Richmond and Raleigh,
bio ootug nowoo, euiu tua ovuiuiaua win
probably be paid off within a week.
Tne l.yncnourg, va, paparn niumu
the proceedings of a meeting of the farmers
of Nelsou county, Va, recently. Rasolu.
tions were adopted to pay numoer one
field hands live dollars per month, and
number one women and plow boys two
dollars and lilty cents per month,
tiiidine lodeinirs. fuel and rations as before,
hands to find their own clothing. Loss of
time from sickness or idleness to be de
ducted, and tbe hands to be entirely sub
ject to orders of the employers. In no case
to nire a laoorer who uaa nut nrammiuu u
re hire himself. Laborers refusing these
terms shall not loiter upon the employers
nremises. Payments shall oe maae w
money if preferred, or in supplies at market
Presidents and superintendents ol pub
lic works are requested not to hire hands
eneapud in agriculture witnout written
permission from the fanner in whose em-
olov he has been engaged. Parties viola-
tine the rules after subscribing to them
will be deemed guilty of perjury.
NEW YORK, June 27.
Gold continues unsettled in consequence
ot the scarcity of cash. Gold bears are
borrowing freely to make deliveries, pay
inn i ner cent, per day. They do this in
nrolerence to buying, in the hope that after
Saturday, the payment of gold by the
Treasury will compel the bulls to disgorge
five millions which they are now keeping
cut of the market. The quotations opened
at 141 and went up to 142.
Laticb. Gold to-night on call, 140
tad after call 140. Market active.
PHILADELPHIA, June 27.
A t three o'clock this p. M., a fire com.
pletely destroyed the store of J. B. Bu
sier & Co, on the Chestnut street wharf.
The fire extended north and south to the
establishment of Nefl & Bros groceries and;
W. i. AUant OvM ii dealer.
FROM FORTRESS MONROE.
FORTRESS MONROE, June 25.
Tbe election for city officers, which took
place in Norfolk yesterday, resulted in the
election of Thomas J. Tabb, as Mayor.
Some di'tnrbance took place in tbe res
taurant ot Mr. cneerowtn, on Main street,
Norfolk, last evening, and a man, Robert
Jakeman, was shot through the breast.
His recovery is very doubtful.
A Court of Inquiry was held this morn
ing, but failed to ascertain who committed
the assault. '
Charles A. Dockerty, colored, was ar
rested Tuesday evening, charged with
having stolen $2,000 from a clerk of Mr.
Moody. He confessed the crime and was
rent to Camp Hamilton to find the money.
When ne arrived at tne Aim creek oridg
ne jumped over board ana was arownea.
BOSTON, June 27.
At the late session of the Medical Asso
ciation it was charged that Surgeon Gen,
eral Barnes had been guilty of unprofes
sional conduct by consulting wnn an irreg
ular practitiuoner in the case of the bew-
ards. It is officially announced by DrStover
of thig city, one of the Secretaries cf the as
sociation, that the charge was dismissed in
consequence of its emphatic and uneqivocal
denial by Dr. Barnes. Tbe publication of
tnia tact is important as it had been com
mented upon In the newspaper reports. -
VERMONT DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION.
BURLINGTON, VT., June 27.
The Democratic State Convention met
here to day, and nominated the following
State ticket : For Governor, C. N. Daven
port of Wilmington ; for Lieut. Governor,
Geo. D. C. Linsley, of Burlington ; for
Treasurer, L. IL.Noyos of Hyde Park.
Resoulions were paased reaffirming Demo
cratic principles, and declaring confi
derce tn the wise, constitutional measures
of reconstruction adopted by President
PHILADELPHIA, June 27.
Jay Cooke reports subscriptions to the
7-30 loan to-day at $2,301,700.
NEW YORK, June 27.
Thoro was an increased demand for rail
way shares on the street this morning and,
prices are all better. At the Stock Ex
change the maikot was firm. During the
call there wore large transactions in Bead
iEg stocks, with a speculative impulse for
Cumberland coal and iron. Through all
the railroad list, with few exceptions, there
was a very strong movement to-day and
yesterday by stock holders. Sales, at this
morning's board, 729 shares. New York
Contral was also very active, making an
advance of 1 . The rise in Illinois Cen
tral was equal to 45 per cent. Conse
quent npoa Europeai advance, in the latter
part of the day, the market became quiet.
Government list steady, without much
animation. The rise in o-20s on the other
side was generally anticipated, with very
The gold market was not active to day,
gold being effectually locked up by a Bull
cimbination, and has been loaned al j per
Petroleum stocks are more active and
firmer. United States excites very little
remark in the street now. Excelsior 325,
W.-K. OCA. Xtll. o. t ooo,
Guild Farm 72, Napoleon 220, Pit Hole
Creek 1300, Stat 200, Terigonata 275,
Buchanan Farm 70, Mcllheny 225, Tack
100, Bynd 210, Heydrick 220, Cherry Bun
38, Oceanic 300, Germania 50, Oil Creek
760, United Stales 2690.
Petroleum is moderately active and the
price has advanced. Sales of crude at 35
35c, refined in bond at 5155c, and free
Accounts of the crops from all parts of
the country, particularly from the West,
are of the most favorable character. "We
shall probably have enormous fields of
almost everything produced in the North
FIREMAN ON A "TEAR."
A company of firemen went on an ex
cursion to Glen Cove yesterday, where they
annoyed the residents by stealing their
fruits, &u The authorities were power
less, and the engine boys helped themselves
without hindrance. A public house near
the landing was assaulted and considerably
damaged. On returning to Williamsburg
thoy got into a fight, but some of the prin
cipal disturbers being arrested by the police
the othors scattered.
Admiral Farragut Is in the city to-day.
It is reported that he intends making visits
to the Western cities.
Advices from the interior of Georgia say
here is much suffering in that region for
the want of food. A number of families
are entirely destitute.
Tho Tribune's Washington says:
Jaa. B. Yeatman, Presidentof the Sanitary
Commission, writes Gen. Howard from
St, Louis that he has received the balance
of the contributions from tbe colored
troops in and around that city, amounting
to $7,000, to be appropriated to the erec
tion of a monument in Washington in
honor of President Lincoln.
Maior Eckert, Superintendent of the
military telegraph lines in the War De
partment, will undoubtedly succeed Mr.
Dana as Assistant Secretary ot war.
OLD CAPITOL PRISON AT AUCTION.
The Old Capitol Prison, and the grounds
upon which it stands, under a decree of the
Supreme Court, were offered lor sale at
public auction to d ay, but the sale was
finally postponed. There were live Diaaeri
COMMISSIONS IN NEGRO REGIMENTS.
Tho Herald's special says the rush for
commissions in negro regiments is confined
mainly to field officers. Applications lor
2d Lieutenant are not sufficient to organize
such regiments. Such as desire these ap
pointments can find vacancies on passing
- ... . ,
the necessary examination neiore tne
An investigation into the securities of the
Indian Bureau, preparatory to their being
turned over to Judge Edmonds, Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs pro tem resulted
in finding them all correct.
It is not yet decided when Commissioner
Doll will start on his visit to the Indian
NORFOLK, VA., ITEMS.
The Herald's Norfolk special says Jeff.
Davis' health is excellent.
At the municipal election in Norfolk
there was much excitement. A heavy vote
was polled. A large number of the return
ing soldiers from tbe rebel armies took the
prescribed oath in order to entitle them to
the elective francb ue. IS. J. Tabb, a prom-
,nent lawyer, was elected Mayor; Walter
Taylor, late Assistant Adjutant General for
General Lee, wm elected Kegi'Ver.
There have been several riots in Norfolk
recently, growing out of difficulties between
soldiers and negroes.
The Petersburg Daily News has been
suppressed by General Hartsuff for disloyal
NEW YORK, June 27.
STEAMER LEWISBURG SUNK.
The steamer America has arrived from
The steamer Lewisburg laden with 300
bales of government cotton and miscella
neous goods was sunk below Augusta, on
the 2 1st. Two lives lost.
WASHINGTON, June 27.
The business of granting pardons un
avoidably p regresses slow, as the papers in
each case have to be carefully examined be
fore the result is passed to the President
Hon. Edward Hubbard, of Virginia, is
here making application for pardon nnder
the proclamation of the President.
The following are among the paroles
granted to-daj by the President: J. E.
Rankin of Kentucky, David Black of Ar
kansas, and C. H. Johnson of Kentucky.
Assistant Judge Advocate Bingham had
a large and apparently much interested
auditory this afternoon during the delivery
of his argument in reply to Beverdy John
son, on the subject of the jurisdiction of
the Military Commission now engaged in
the trial of the alleged conspirators.
The World's Columbia, South Carolina,
letter, dated the 21st, says that along the
main roads for hundreds of miles around
Columbia, the country has been stripped
of its necessities, horses, mules, &c Rail
roads have been torn up. It is no figure
of speech to say that those people are
starving. The harvest of wheat is being
reaped, but they have no mills to grind it.
They 'are destitute of almost everything,
and all the poor are alike.
The wealth ot the Carolinas consists in
lands, negrces and mules. Of the latter
they have been deprived by either army,
and of the two former, the more they have
the worse they are off. . Hundreds of
them are living with their less miserable
neighbors or fritnds unable to get any
where, unable to work, begging of boggart.
South Carolina is in no degree refractory;
the people are favorable to submission and
for tho most part have resolved to do the
best they can with the circumstances. The
general wonder is wby a provisional gov
ernor has not been appointed, but no meet
ing to express their views, their da
sires, or their preferences, has been hold.
As far as I have heard, I think W. W.
Boyce is the most popular man of the beet
people. Ex-Goverdor Aiken is getting to
be old. Mr. Boyce is at his home west of
here. He speaks very candidly aid
fairly of the position.
Mr. Trenholm, of tho Confederate States
Treasury, who was lately arrested here and
sent to Charleston, confesses to the com
plete subjugation, and says the county will
be eventually happier as united and more
Goneral Wade Hampton, however, is
understood to represent another class of
thinkers, who are evidently disgusted
with the result and intend to leave the
country as soon as they are able. I have
heard persons throw many doubts upon
this position. at far as Wade is concerned
They say he is going to settledown. On the
other hand I heard a clorgyman say
that Wade Hampton and about six hun
dred other prominent families have de
termined to emigrate to BraziL
expect this means when they get the
means, and I predict that before that time
comes most of them will have changed
their minds. Not more than five or six of
the whole will reach Brazil, and half of
them will return.
Old 5-20s 103.
New York Central, 93; Erie, T6
Reading, 95ii Michigan Southern elJi;
Illinois Central, 126J4 ; Rock Island, 101 ;
northwestern preferred, 65; Mariposa,
Gold active and rather strong, selling
after caU at 141.
Shares Buchanan Farm, 9 ; Cherry Run,
40; Excelsior, 320; Manhattan, 428; Oil
Creek, 790; Bynd, 207; tfapoleon, 208;
Webster, 275 ; Germania, 47.
FROM NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, June 27.
correspondent says General Terry, com
manding al menmona, nas issuea au oruur
announcing that as slavery has ceased to
exist in Virginia all the State and muni
cipal laws, restoring the personal liberty of
colored persons, have become absolute, and
that hereafter the colored people will en
joy the same personal liDerty as tne wnites,
and be subject to only the same restraints
and punishments. Vagrancy, however,
will not be permitted on the part of the
negroes any more than on that of white
citizens. The testimony 01 colored persons,
he also states, will be received m ail cases
before the military courts in his depart-
General Hartsuff, commanding at Pe
tersburg, Virginia, bas forbidden in an
official order the holding of any more meet
ings by the planters to establish a fixed
nrica tbr the labor of negroe. or to make
distinction prejudicial to interests, and no
difference in the rate of compensation for
the same labor by whites and blacks is to
The Virginia Legislature adjourned sine
die on trndav evening last, alter a session
of five davs. Nearly all the measures re
quired by Governor Pierpont to assist him
in tbe work 01 reconstructing me otate
Government were passed, eliciting little or
no debate in their passage. The most im
portant of these was that extending the
elective franchinse to persons who were
excluded from it by the Alexandria Con
stitution. These persons are tnose wno
have voluntarially given aid and comfort
to the rebellion since the first of January,
1864. The election of members 01 Con,
giess and of the new Legislature is to take
place on the 12th of next October. At this
election the people are also to decide
whether the Legislature shall have power
to repeal the Constitutional pruion
which excludes irom noiaing omce au wuu
have been engaged in the xtibeinon.
The Herald s correspondent says: Among
other valuable property seized upon by
Colonel LiOOmis, special agent tor uio
Treasury Department in Virginia, is the
military railroad leading from Danville
Greensboro, forty miles in length, built by
the rebel army. The road will be run un
der the control of the Treasury Depart
ment until regularly confiscated by the
court, and is expected to pay one hundred
per cent, above the cost of running.
The Lincoln Cavalry, who have ren
dered signal service in Custer's Division
throughout the war, and lately commanded
bv W. A. Adams, is en-route for New
York, to be paid off and mustered out, and
will arrive there to-morrow.
The Herald's Havana correspondent
lavs tbe British Consul there nas made
demand for the surrender of the blockade
runner Wren, cap'ured and run into Key
yvosi oy ner crew.
General Breckinridge and his accorr
panying fugitive rebels were still in Hay
ana. Some of the wealthy secesh sympa
thisers had shown him great attention, and
offdred him a home if he would remain
among them. He intends to go to Spain.
The ex-rebel ram Stonewall still re
mained in Havana harbor, but no one
doubted she would be given up to our
An alleged gigantic oil twindle was un
der investigation yesterday before Justice
Dodge at the Jefferson ' Market Police
Court. The United Service Petroleum
Company is the institution, and it is charged
that two of its reputed officers, A. D. Mann
and Daniel Stratton, Jr, have defrauded
different persons of large amounts of money.
Sir. George D. Kellogg made a charge
against these two men, and Mann was
arrested and commitaed, but Stratton was
out of the city.
The Times special says that ex Senator
Foote and C. J. Faulkner were the only
persons of note who applied for pardon
yesterday. Ex Senator Foote'sappUcatlon
was dated Montreal.
Among the troops that left hern today
for their homes were the 121st N. Y. Vols.
21 officers, and 308 men.
Assistant Secratiry of War Dana will
surrender his office to his successor on
Thursday next, and immediately start for
the west by way of New York, to assume
the duties of editor ot the Chicago B publican.
FROM BUFFALO—VESSEL SUNK.
BUFFALO, June 27.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Buffalo & State Line Soad was held
in this city to-day. Dean Richmond, Wil
liam Keep, Joseph Field, Anson Robinson,
Charles IL Lee, James C. Harrison, Henry
L. Lansing, M. Cartwright, George W.
Patterson, John A, Tracy, Edwin Smith,
William Williams and Hamilton White
were elected Directors. At a subsequent
meeting of the Directors, Dean Richmond
was unanimously elected President in
place of Goorge Palmer, deceased.
There was a heavy blow cn Lake Jtrie
last night, and to-day the weather is cold.
It is leported that the propeller Comet
sunk in Washington Harbor, Green Bay,
wnn a ot merchandize.
WASHINGTON, June 27.
President Johnson's health is somewhat
improved to day, though not sufficiently to
enable him to receive visitors. He will
probably attend the usual Cabinet meeting.
NEW TELEGRAPH OFFICES.
NEW YORK, June 27.
The Western Union Telegraph Company
have opened offices at the following places:
Congress Hall, Union Hotel and American
Hotels, Saratoga, at the flrt William tlo
teL Lake George, and at the Cats kill Moun
[Written for the Cincinnati Commercial]
[Written for the Cincinnati Commercial] Mr. Nasby Lays Down a Programme
for the Coming Campaign.
Saint's Best, (which is in the Stait
uv Noo Gersy,) Joon 12, 1805.
These is the dark days of the Dimociisy.
The misforchoons that befell our armies in
front uv bichmond, the fall uv our kap
pylle, follered by the surrender uv our ar
mies to urant ana onerman, nez cart us.
Our leaders air cither pinin in loalhsum
dunguns, inkarseratid by the hevin-defyin,
man destroyin, tyranikle edix nv our late
lamented President; or air Darskin in tne
free air uy Italy and Kanady. We hev no
way nv keepin our voters together. Op
posia the war won't do no good, for before
the next elekshun the heft uv our voters
will hev diskivered that the war is over.
The feer uv drafts may do suthin in sura
partsnv Penrjsvlvanv and Suthern Hh
noy, for sum time yit, but thai can t be
But we hev wun resource ior a isnoo
ther will alluz be a Dimocrisy, to long ez
titer's a Nigger.
Ther is a uncompromising dislike to tne
Nigger in the mind uv a ginooine Dimo-
crut. The spamsn ouu-ugnier wnen ne
wants to inflame the bull to extra cavortio,
waves a red flag before him. When yoo
desire a Dimocrat to troth at the mouth,
yoo will find a black face will anser the
purpus. There4 the nigger is, to-day, our
best ana only noit, Jet us use mm.
Fer the guidanse uv the taitelui, 1 soel
lay down a few plain rools to be observed,
in order to make the most uv the cappytle
we hev :
1. Alluz assert that the nigger will never
be able to taik care uv hisseli, but will alluz
be a public burden. He may,poesibly, give
us tbe lie by goin to work, in sicu a emer
gency the dooty nv every Dimecrat is
plane. He must not be allowed to work.
Assoseashuns must be orgenizd, pledged to
neether give him employment, to work
wi h him, to work ior enny one wno win
give him work, or paternize enny one
who duz. (1 wood ttjesi mat tica uv
us ez faez bin forchoonit enuff 2 git credit,
pay a trills on account, to ez to make
our paternige wuth suthin.) This course
rigidly and persistently follerd, wood
drive the best uv em 10 steeiio, ana ine
balence to the poor houses, provin wot we
hev alluz claimed that they air a idle and
vishus race. Think, my brethren, wat a
incpirin tffeck our poor housis and jails full
uv niggers wood hev on the people I My
sole expands ez I contemplate the deliteful
2. Likewise assert that the nigger will
come North, and take all the good places,
throwin all ourskildmekaniksoutuv work
by underbidden nv em. This mite be open
to 2 obgecsbuns, to wit : It crosses tlitely
Rool tbe 1. and mon mile say, ef there't jist
enuff laber fer waft here, why not perhibit
furriners frum cumin 7 I ansv, its the bis
nis uv the voter to reconsile the contrauk
shun he may bleeve either or both. Ez
to the sakund objecshun, wher is the Dim
okrat who cooden't be nnderbid, and
stan it even to starvahen, if the
nderbiddin was dun by a man uv
the proud Kaukashen racer and wner
is the Dimokrat so lost to manhood ez not
to drink blud, ef the sarre underbiddin is
un by a nigger r Tne starvin ror work
ain't the question; its the color uv the
, m rauvu atiaa iiuuma wo u-
Nigger equality may be workt agin 1
advantage. All men, without distincksnun
uv seeks, air fond nv flatrin theirselves
that sumbody's lower down in the skaleuv
humanity than tney is. u.i twant ior nig
gers what wood the Dimocrisy do fer sum
boddy to look down upon ? Its allso shoor
to enlist wun stile nv wimmen on oar side.
In times gone bv 1 ve notist gushin vir
gins nv 45, full 10 hands high and tuff ez
wire, noiain aioit oanners onto wmcu wua
inscribed "jJave us from Nigger Equality."
You see it soothed em 2 hev a chance uy
advertisio. 1st That they wuz frale, help-
lets critters, and 2d, That anshent and tuff
ez they wuz, some one wuz stiu goin ler
Ef ther aint no niggers, centre! "jom-
mittia must furnish em. A nan dozen win
do for a ordinary county, ef theyr hustled
along with energy. Ef they won't steel,
the Sentrel Committis must do 11 their
selves. Show yer niggers in a township in
the mornin. and the same nite rob the
clothes lines and hen roosts. Ever willin
2 sacrifice myself fer the kause, I volunteer
to do this latter duty in six or seven popu
These lines, if follerd. will, no doubt,
kecD us together until our enemies split,
when we will reep the reward uv our con-
stancy and fidelity. May tne Lora nasten
PETROLEUM V. VASBY,
Lait Paster uv the Church nv the Noo
Tbe Louisville Veat savs that a mer
chant cf that city observing the portrait of
Mr. Lincoln, draped in mourning, pinned
on the coat of a New York merchant, who
was soliciting the custom of bis firm, in
formed him that if be calculated to wear
that thing, they would not buy a siagle ar
ticle of goods trom nim.
A co temporary says that he "can't pub
lish a paper for nothing." Why, then,
does he publish one that's good-far-nothing
1 Louisville Journal. -
PETROLEUM V. VASBY, Smuggling a Clock---A Lady in an
Missouri Democrat tells the follow
ing story ot one of tbe defiant rebel ladies
lately returned from Canada to St Louis:
Tbe revocation by the Provost Marshal
General of the orders baniihing certain
rebels from the State, has caused the re
turn to our city cf many high-spirited per
sons of both sexes. A few of these indi
viduals retain all their former haughtiness
and pride, but the majority of tnem are
subdued in spirit, humble in deportment,
and rather seedy la appearance. Very
few of them during the period of their
banishment, "moved in the first circles,"
but nearly all were compelled to descend
to the level of ihe "mud silla" whom they
despised in the dijs of their prosperity,
and to earn a suUiotetca in the lowlur
walks of life Even the ftirer portion of
the exiles found it naceasary to turn their
dainty hands to menial emp.ojmanU, and
their banishment had one good effact, If
no other, it taught them the sweet usee of
iadustry and the healthful d alius of ad
versity. One of the fair exiles who his recently
returned to this city on the revocation of '
edict btnishment, raktes a striking inci
dent ot her experience in Canada. Oa re
ceiving permission to return home she con
cluded to engage in a little speculation
that would assiat in payicg the expenses
of the trip. All kinds of goods are very
cheap in Csnada, compared with prices
here, and the duty being high, smuggling
is carried on to a great extent along the
border, the American ladies being partic
ularly skillful in concealing contraband ar
ticles in the folds of their petticoats and
among the convolutions oi their duplex
elliptic skirts. So common had these little
smuggling transaction become of late,
that tbe merchants ef the Canadian border
towns found ready sale for their goods,and
they are too shrewd to betray tLeir custo
mers and thereby ir j ire their trade.
Our St. Lcuis lady had taken a fancy to
one of those beautiful little Germon clocks
which can be wound up to strike at any
moment the owner may desire to be
awakened, and she concluded to purchase
it and smuggle it across the line. She
gave the clock teller particular directions
to fix the alarm apparatus so it would not
strike, and he promised to do so; but the
Canuck, suspecting that the lady designed
to run the clock through the custom house
without paying the duty, and being some- -thing
of a wag, let the alarm so it would
strike at the moment he knew the lady
would arrive at the custom house, for the .
had informed him on what train the would
start, and he knew that his custcmar was
making her last purchase.
The lady delighted with her purchase,
and anticipating many a laugh with her
St. Louis friend over the story of her Cana
dian clock, fastened the time piece securely
to her hoops, and ttarUd on her homeward
journey. Arriving at the custom house
without accident, the met the inquisitive
collector with a complaUant countenance,
and submitted without a tremor to Urn
search which was instituted among tor
baggage. Tho officer found nothing con
traband among her effects and was passing
to the next traveler, whrn a loud A-r r!
was heard under the lada skirts. The
strange noise was kept up tor the full space
of a minute, but to the lady it seemed an
hour, and she became tremulous and ex
cited. The custom house officer, not daring
to lay his hands oa a woman, "tave in the
way of kindness," obtained an iron rud,
with which he felt around tbe crinoline for
the concealed clock. He succeeded in
bringing it down, but the crygtal was brok
en, and the hai.de were beaten by the opera
tion. The lady arrived salely ia St. Louis
last week, and told the story of the clock
herself, and therefore cannot blame us for
Standard of Admission to West Point.
[From the New York Times.]
applied to the clnss just entering, and
which has come down to us irom several
previous generations, the Superintendent
aal tne Board cf Visitors are agreed. Thoy
think it entirely too low. A boy needs
now only to be familiar with arithmetic
and know how to read and write the Eng
lish language, to secure ad mission. As this
is intftrpraLari. a.-i w.U Uaaally
nor express himself grammatically, he may
simply make pot-hooks and read passably,
understand the four grand rules of arith
metic, and the rule ot three. The result is
imperative, for so soon as the cadet finds
himself confronted with the arts and sci
ences of the world and all that therein is,
he flags, falters, fizzles and is "found'
(wanting, understood.) 1 ascertain from
the record of tho past that the total num
ber entered at the Academy since tbe
year ot its foundation, 18C2, u 4,701,
of whom but 2,114 were graduated. The
great majority of the 2,587 who were not
graduated broke down under the strain
upon their menUl, moral, or physical con.
stitution, and left, not necessarily in dis
grace, but from causa too numerous to
Does not this teach a lesson, and, if so,
is it not that a higher standard of admis
sion should be adopted? Tbe General
proposes, we understand, that, in addition
to the present demands, the cadet should
be qualified io grammar, geography and
the history of the United States. Four
hundred cadets can De comiortaoiy accom
modated without increasing any depart
ment unpleasantly, while now but two
hundred and forty-live are in the course.
Some raiical change will doubtless be pro
posed by the present Board of Visitors,
rj j w-iu k .hi-).
should secure the respectful attention of
the powers that be. The question of age,
too, has attracted the attention of the
Board; it now stands iromiuiozi, ana
they propose to make it from 17 to 21.
A Tragic Play.
In the course of an article calleJ " The
Drama under Canvass" occurs this fine
dramatic description :
" By hau-pa&t twelve we bad succeeded
in getting a ' house.' (A curious supersti
tion prevailed among tiiis lavage tribe it
was deemed unlucky to take nre money -from
a man who iquinted or had red hair.
A woman was reckoned almost as bad. A
dark man was thought a iucky first cus
tomer, and a chimney-sweeper doubly so )
" Our trgedy, the banguvury Demon of
the Haunted Dell, had neither bead nor
tail, being originally a long-winded three
act blood and-thunder melodrama, con
verted 'for the nonce ' into a sketchy piece
of four brief scenes, with what little mean
ing it had once possessed carefully com
pressed out of it. There was much
r,,i;. t. . 1 s, m sotO! deal of
shrieking and ' fainting on the part of
the heroine, a combat between tho
virtuous juvenile hero and his rival, tbe
ther-r-r-nce ac-curs tea neavy villain,.
who expatiated an unparalleled heap of
crimes by dashing himself headlong from
his castle turret into the raging torrent
beneath. His myrmidons (three less deeply-dyed
ruffians) fought a curious combat
of four with the lovely and gentle (thotgh
strong-armed) lady of the dell, who quickly
overcame them, and bestowed her hand
and vast domains upon ner youthtul
knight, in response to his persuasive 'Come,
my ilisabmder come to men's Sailer.'
Tne phantom of some female ancestor, en
veloped in voluminous folds of white mus
lin, and holdin g on high tbe butter boat
lamp and bloody dagger, without which no
melodramatic ghost is genuine, blessed the
nuptials; the actors ru-neaon, a grana
tableau of happiness was formed, and plen
ty of red-lire threw its expensive radiance
on the imposing scene. Hardly had the
act-drop touched tne noor wnen Silly
Billy, in hot haste, ran on and sang
stupid comic song."
The Chicago Republican combats the
view that Congressional representation of
ths hithorto slaveholder; States will be
trtly increased by the transfer of the
slaves from the condition of "all other
persons" to that of free persons. The
constitution provides that the enumeration
of the inhabitants for the purpose of ascer
taining the number of Representatives to
which each State shall be entitled, shall be
taken once in every ten yean, commencing
in 1790. The obvious meaning and in
tention of the provision is, that the appor
tionment shall be made on such enumera
tion, and shall continue until the next cen
tos, ten. years later. Such has been the
uniform practice from the foundation of
the government, and we do not tee how it
can be changed. The representation -of
the Southern States will, tharefore, remain
unchanged until the apportionment which
shall be made under the census of 1870.