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THE NORFOLK POST
It Published EVERY MORNING (Sunday* Excepted) at
No. 18 Roanoke Square,
VORFOIK, Va.,
aad sold to Daftlerx and Ni-ws Dnvs at
TIIIIKK DOLLARS PER HUNDRED,
,«* sant to rabarrlbara I.v mall at the rat» of
I THN DOLLARS PER YEAR,
IpayAbls in adrance. Single copies, at the counter, FIVE
FOUNTS.
RtatdanU in tbc city of Sorfolk or Port-mouth, dwlr-
Lla( the papar lift regularly at their houses or places of
[boal'iass, will be servud by a carrier, by leaving tbo naitic
'and address at tbo counting-room of the pu!>li<aUon
•flic*. They will tattle with the carrier weekly tor the
same.
i lb jotMk fflsT
i THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1865.
Judge Underwood and Generel Lee.
i [From the Petersburg, (Vu.) June 10.J
Jahn C. Underwood, an Itinerant srhoolmasl-i- from a
I Northern State, settled ninny years ugo iv the citiity of
Nrlkx, Virginia, took charge of a country wheats and
I began in a modest way to correct the ignorance of thi*
tMMfglited State. In tho course of time he minted a very
worthy lady of that county, and obtained, through her
connections, a largo and useful acquaintanceship in that
region, which be improred financially and otherwise.—
11l eeßtfruenU on the subject of slavery were übnoxii-us
kp tha people, and, tbereforo, modestly eo-urealed until an'
opportunity of their safe exposition w»a afforded, as he
thought, at the time of the Fremont cantpaigu, we be
tter*, whe a, in tLe midst of a few fishermen, be raised a
pole at OccocjiMU, beating a fjng inscribe! with the
aame of the abolition candidato for the Presidency.—
This was morn than his neighbors felt tiko en
during, and Underwood w-ts furred to leave, to avo-id
aharpar castigatlon than he bad been wont to inflict
oa the rising heirs of Fairfax. During the war ha was
appointed to a judgeship—why, we cannot conceive;
probably on tho ground that as there was nothing to he
Sooe, he could do no harm: hut the conclusion of peace
leaves him the highest judicial officer in the Eastern Dis
trict oi Virginia; and the first offl ial functions of a pub"
Ik nature which he dischargee, on the return of poacts is
*o launch against a citizen of this rotate, the larhcrs of
'whose shoes he Is unworthy to loose, a proclamatfjn,
■ Which, for violence, blasphemy and unf m:nled nepcrsion of
' a brave aud chivalrous poo,'«, beggars Imagery, and d< flos
comparison. No sooner bad this charge been Issued than
■a) object was unfolded In tho summoning of a cloud o, I
witnesses befcro the grand Jury, In order to baso on their
' atrtdsnea an Indictment against Qcner:-! Lee! OeueralOrant
ooald afford not only to pardon <leu. Lee, but to exluiußt
the stlquttte of conventional respect in all his intercom so
with him. The great Army of the Potomac could doff
their hats with the involuntary homage of tbe soldier to
s/ealus, courage and chivalry, as the old leader of the
▲my of Northern Virgiuia passod then lines after his
•nrresdor. The Northern visitors oould vie with the resi
dents and n.tlves of Richmond In paying him tho mot]
touching murks of respect, os be wended bis way to bis
home thror.BU tbo streets of our NSaUL Tho stalwart
heroes of Shermau could break out iuto cheers, not of la
emit, but of ;p; rocintioti, •- they passed Vs door In their
triumphal ma- eh. Tho government at Washington, which
has thought proj« r to arrest governors, ex-govurnors, com
amieaiontnaudcongnMt.mon, Miroau-cblefs aud Uockade
ruaaors, prosideuticand preachers, bus uot laid the v, eight o:
Banger, or a tf rtei.on the men to whontGen.Orant 1m ; giv-
Ba hit wldisr-word for safe-guard. No, tbo foul deed wo*
ItftrV-r tat* congenial performance of na Imported judge
Brno, afttr urn , nog he Into whoso people gavo Übi
Irtad inhlspov.rty and consequence in bit obscurity,
Hassans these ] rop> tc aid him in buuting to his death ,
lujtr most, mie;:t fc'low-citizen. We are glod to say,
Bribe honor oi ihe American people of all States aud
■actions, that no word l.na been heard in any quarter of ,
Irmpatby in tl » proeecutlou, and we learu from private
bourse* ihst so great it the indignation among all clasees
las Norfolk at this attsmpt to stain their city with so foul
■ orune, tb it the frisnds of General Lee Lave no appro*
Itttsiou of any unpleasant results from this bulletin of J
Bstn mtton fioai the pole-raiser of Oecoquan.
I KEMAHK ;.
r Tbe foregoing article Is as false 111 state
itjntas It Is mallgnanUin spirit. Thin |
ttavck upon " the highest judicial officer ,
* *of Virginia** for violence, blasphemy 1
iad unfounded aspersion, * • beggars
magery aud defies comparison." It. is '
BLJair.ta. that its author has !
bt been long enough within the pale of
int Federal authority, by whose per
iitrion be fulminates suchgrosu person-
Lltiee against one of its chief adminie- ,
ntors, to have permed its laws or be
ome familiar with its statutes. We
eartily commend both to bis immediate '
Mention and careful perusal. He will
hen learn that treason is the highest '
rime known to the law, and that it is
ude the imperative duty of the Federal ;
idlclary to fearlessly administer that .
aw. We also commend to bis serious 1
tersonul reflection those other provisions '
>f that same law, which provide for the ;
punishment of those who " aid and abet
mason or are guilty of " treasonable 1
practices." If he will follow our sug
jestlons carefully, intelligently and pray
•rfully, as we think he ought to, he .
may arrive at the very correct conclu
sion that Judge Underwood, in his late
bharge ("proclamation") to the Grand '
Jury in thiß city, merely enunciated the ,
law and explained the statutes of tbe ;
United (States, as it was his duty to do ;
pad that if be himself has violated that '
wr as explain' d by the Judge, he better ,
jtsTeabe Sotfnbt •■ ' works, meet for re- 1
pentance," ratberthan, by personal abuse
and appeals to local prejudice, seek to
jrevlve that sectional bitterness and ani- 1
mosity which have already deluged the ;
F~t>untry in blood, and made the fair fields
f Virginia a barren waste.
i MITCHJBL AND M.-.OEE."
I Mr. Thomas D. McOee, is a "patriot,"
[who escaped from Ireland in 1848, in a
■ "ify' B suit, and who, upon his arrival in
■ laieriea delivered speeches to prove
■|ior >v- 1 revolution was afail
[«.-'. 4 y b*- aus ■ 1 "<-- '■ itbolicclergymen
P«i i,ivi ■',- vement. fcubse-
L •.-.... • "turned up" in
Montreal, and is now a member of the '
Provincial Parliament. Tbe government
m Canada have sent Mr. McOee to Ire- |
[land, and be is now In that country, ad
leislDg the people that this is no longer
U good place for them, and urges them
■o go to Canada instead.
La£fr. John Mitchel, another Irish "pa-
Briot" of 1848, came to this country some
Bean ago, and has succeeded "most
fcly " in keeping himself in trouble ever
unoa. Hewasaleading journalist in the
Confederacy, and he lost a <;on in one of
the fights in defence of Charleston. S.
E. After the fall of Richmond, he went
n> ST**? York, to become one of the edi
rton of the Mews, of that city. On
JW«dne*day he was arrested, by order of
Beneral Dix, and conveyed to Fortress
Bonroe. Tbe Herald of Thursday l in
llluding to this matter, states that "it
■rai becoming a question of pretty gene
ral discuHsiou how lou i the impudent
band boasted transfer of John Mitchel
(from the rebel Richmond Enquirer to
Ute editorial chsfr of the Hon. Dcv
IWood'a fiuii}/ 'JVews would be tolerated
government, wbeu, on Wednes-
W/, all flpubis were ended by Mitcbel's
f staaa traitor, W« guees that this
sm UUBr* "JJ '* ® ttlto rJ B br ' tt
..". _— iirj /{' l " A JW~* - *> ' if
A » mm m/ n m I 1 H Ea Si Mmi IH. m Pi N \Jrkk m
~WW f W Nr IW v ftr W ▼ W *m y rw -i
VOLUME I. NORFOLK, VA„ THURSDAY, JUNE 22," 1865. NUMBER^r
'put his foot in it,' in the following im
pudent declarations with which he
closed an editorial letter addressed, over
the signature of 'John Mitchel,' to the
Hon. Ben. Wood:
" 'I say that I asked leave of nobody to
come to this city and to write in the
New*. Further,'l do not conceive my
self to be here and going at large by vir
tue of the 'amnesty' that some papers
have mentioned. Neither have I asked
any 'pardon ;' and I trust the President
will not press a pardon upon me until I
shall have been first convicted of some
thing. I should be obliged, with thanks
for bis politeness, to decline it. He is
very kind, but I do not use the article.'
"This is a pretty bold bid for an arrest
on the part of Mitchel, and it involves a
somewhat desperate adventure in the
way of a speculation on the part of the
Hon. Ben* Wood ; but we fear that the
profita of this additional chapter of no
toriety to the co-partnership will hardly
pay expenses. There is nothing in the
insolence of Mitchel of which to make
a profitable martyrdom."
Should Mitchel be convicted of crime,
we hope the sentence may be, "banish
ment to Newry, Ireland." That's his
native place, and 'tis a good place for the
scatterbrain to be! We turn McGce
over to the Fenians.
Southern Bleu for Southern Offices.
President Johnson consults the dictates
of good policy in selecting, so far as pos
sible, for official stations in the Southern
States, loyal Southern men. In the ap
pointment of Mr, Holdeii to be M:'itary
Governor of North Carolina, and iv se
lecting Southern residents for Collectors
of Internal Revenue in Savannah,
Charleston, Mobile, and Pensaeola, he
has indicated the general policy to bo
pursued in this respect. It is 1 i.,ch
wiser than the policy which has been
warmly pressed upon him, of sending
Northern men to all those offices in the
rebel States. The latter course would be
a distinct practical proclamation that we
had achieved a conquest of the Southern
people, und that we intended to hold and
to treat them as a subjugated communi
ty; that we would not entrust «hem with
any of the duties and powers of office,
but would send men among them from
other States to execute the law and
represent the authority of the victorious
and conquering Government* Such a
course could dot fail to exasperate and
alienate the great body (yU'the Southern
people.
It is noi wise for.ua to forget that our
interest, as well as justice, now demands
that we should do everything in our
power to sppease the resentments, allay
the distrust, and win the confidence of
the people of the Southern States. They
are henceforth to be our fellow-citizens.
They are to constitute part of our Uniou.
They are to be sharers with us in the
duties, the privileges, the rights and re
sponsibilities of a republican govern
ment, and foremost among those rights
aud duties is that of taking part in the
government themselves. This they will
no from this trine forward. It certainly
is not, therefore, a matter of small im
portance thatjwe should wiu their con
fidence, and secure their co-operation in
all groat measures for promoting the
wellare und securing the prosperity of
the whole country.
Nothing <"ould (io more to alienate the
Southern people than sending hosts of
Northern men to fill all the offices of
power and trust among them. It would
be a practical exclusion of them all from
what, under a republican government,
is the common right of all. They could
regard it hi no other light than as an
actual disfranchisement of the whole
Southern population. So long as men
can be found among them capable of
performing the duties of those places,
we should never send Northern gover
nors, Northern judges, Northern mar
shals, or Northern officers of any sort to
execute the law among them.
Nor should It be of to
the-claims of Southern CHiuipltes for
office that they have not always been
bold, activft 0 nion men throughout the
rebellion. It was impossible that they
should be. They were compelled, at
least silently, to acquiesce in twe action
of the community in which they lived.
No man findsiteasytodo otherwise any
where—nor has it been easy aWauy time
since the rebellion broke out for any man
in the South toeecape active counectionofi
some kind with the movements of the
State in which h j lived. We mustcease
to inquire mainly what men have been
hitherto, and find out what they are
-now and will be hereafter, if we would
judge aright of their fitness to take part
in public affairs.
President Johnson, himself a South
ern man, and exposed to all the fury of
the rebellion iv a Border State, can
judge accurately and wisely of this class
of cases. We tninkthecoursc he is pur
suing is eminently calculated to insure
and hasten the return of peace aud pros
perity to the Southern States.—[A'ew
York' Times.
aasaies ■
Arrest of John Mitchel,
THK AKBEST AJfD TRANSFER TO THE
STEAMER HENRY BURDEN—SHE SAILS
FOR FORTRESS MONROE.
John Mitchel, the Irish exile, lately
connected with the Richmond rebel
press, was arrested yesterday afternoon
at the Dally Sews office, by order of the
government. The arrest was so sudden
and unexpected that few knew of it until
Mr. Mitchel was outside the harbor on
his way to Fortress Monroe.
Atoneo'elock Lieutenant Morris, of the
Twentieth New York battery, in com
pany with detectives Kelso and Elder,
proceeded to the DaiM A'etos office. On
arriving they inquire,) for Mr. Mitchel,
and were immediately shown tohis room.
The officers then related the object of
their visit—that they had come, by orders
of Major General Dix, to ir„ke the ar
rest. Mr. Mitchel acquiesced withqut a
murmur «,at leust so it is stated), and the
entire party then entered a carriage,
which was in wailing, and drove to the
Battery. In ten minutes offer-leaving
the Xewß office. Mitchel was safely placed
on the decks'of the government steamer
Henry v-irden. The vessel soon after
weighed anchor andput out tosea, bound,
it is said, to Fortress Monroe.
The precise reasons for this arrest have
not transpired, but it Is supposed that
Mr. Mitchel will be t\flfcfor treason.
Several persons caned/at the jfews of
fice during the afternoon and last night,
anions to obtain information in regard
to the arrest Mr. Wood knew nothing);
the attache* of the Department of the
East knew nothing; the detectives who
made the arrest kept shady; so that the
friends of Mitchel had to remain in total
ignorance of the precise facts.— N. Y.
Herald, of Wednenday.
STUDIES OF STYLES.
Preposterous and Ecoentric Literature,
SUGGESTIONS TO AMATEURS.
——»
To a young writer desirous of enterlnp
the field of literature with some peculiar
ity about his writings which shall pre
serve his individuality, it must be ex
ceedingly embarrassing to decide what
style he shall adopt and make his own.
Hosea Biglow, Sam Slick, Artemui-
Ward, The Disbanded Volunteer, Or
pheus C. Kerr, Doesticks, Josh Billings
and many others have chosen distinctive
methods, and have achieved notoriety h
not fame. Whether they add to the per
manent riches of literature may be c
question, but there is no doubt that they
amuse and in some degree instruct the
living generation.
THE EXTRAVAGANT STYLE.
The extravagancies of style—simille 01
hyperbole run mad—are old and famil
iar, but are still in use. Curran describe
a politician us "one who, buoyant by pu
trefaction, rises as he rots.'' Belthazar Grn
tian, In discussing the recondite subje< t
of mental philosophy, says: "Though s
flow from the extensive coasts of Men.
ory.embarK on theseaof Imagination, ai
rive at the port of Genius, to be registered
at the custom-house of the Understand
lng." Mather says: "We often chila
ishly cry for a knife to cut the lingers o
our souls.* A German writer says tha
a young girl is a fishing--od: the eyes ait
the hook, the smile the bait, the loverthe
gudgeon, and marriage the batter i.
which he is frier 1 A young gentlemai
once began a ro. wwjn in the dgurativi
style:
"Albortrode Wltia the speed of an ai
row to the garden, sprang like ttu win
from his steed, like a squirrel over ti.
hedge, writhed like a snake through th
palings, How like a hawk to tno arboi
crept up to her all unseen, threw hiniseil
passionately at her feet, swore frantically
that he would shoot himself, wo.i, hoy,
ever, immediately heard, seated hiiuso.
in blessed delight at her side, sank 01
her bosom, swam in a sea of bliss — at
this was the work of a second."
THE MIXED-POETIC STYLE.
The first exhibitions of poetic geniu:
aro ge-.jrally rather striking. An edito
gives a few specimen vorses of a poen
which he cruelly rejected:
"I had a drome;
I thort I fu alone, alone;
Oh, it did same
so sad away from homo, from home.
Mr had upon my baud
I lent, 1 lent;
Ml 1m upon ilie laud
I bent, I oe»L
I tbo.t of other dayi:
And tbiugs, and things;
Of happy, ciiHiifh plsse,
And airings, aud strings.".
This is neither t o bold in conccptioi
nor so affecting in its conclusion as Ik'
following:
"Poor Jusatbas Snow ,
AwaydiaV"
All on mo tagen man*,
With i ih'ir maloa
All for to kctcb wales
A n«ra come bask agan. '
Tha wind bloo hi,
The blllers tost
All hands were lost.
Aud be wits una,
A sprite! y lad,
High 21
Lines may be shortened or lengthened
to express the idea, as in the odes t<
Commodoro Nutt and the Giant at Bar
num's. One commences:
"Hail, siuall uiMj t
Short 'uu, but
Grant, though small,
Uall, ONutt!"
The other begins:
"Phenomenon egregious! Elongate and gigantic
M-.ramotb man oi urn.* le! 0, iininoasc In oat'jolog7
Surpassing all the tall usi in tua chronicles romantic.
\\ itb genutlcctiona bmuble add with terriflua apabsrj.
Diminutive slx-.boters with troubling kiux.s beh.di tL"
Aud tako an observation of tby longitude RtoaarVe I
Doing struck with ad.uirition that thy pantaloons wil
bold Hire,
And woudering who mada 'om, aud if they canto expec
Bive,"
The manner of "Hiawatha" is easy tc-
Imitate, as, for instance, in a description
of a oat and dog fight by the author oi
Tom Hyerwarther, beginning:
" Neath a tree v I was wajßerea,
Spide 1 a maultea grimalkin
Cat of venerable kuilor *
Neath tno great uuibrajul sbader.
Thcu sbu walked npou tba graaa * ■ 1
rtvrrid dapa in contemplation
Thinkin on tha past and tutor."
Here is a specimen of involuntary
rhyme:
tJUHdst ye ever aeo a steamboat'
egl Ones to Albany and back,
And whenst ye see it
The smoke's black."
Amethod by which persons with short
memories may sing songs which hay*
been partly forgotten, and also supply
rhymes, is suggested by the following:
"Oh, If I bad a lumty turn lnmty turn too
In th» laud oi tha olive and fig,
I would sing of the luuiti turn tuniti to you
And i lay on the thing umy-Jig.
"Aud if hi the lutaty turn battla I fall,
A tuniti turn's all that 1 rrav. ;
Oh, bury iuu deep in the wbat-/ou-niay-call,
And plant tblngumtxibs ovsr my gra> c."
THE PPINTERB'S STYLE.
The following mild and perfectly pro
per and intelligible directions of the
foreman of a newspaper composition
room to one of his bandit will give ai
idea of this:
"Jim, pu< General Bcaurogard on th<
galley, anu then finish the murder o
the negro you commenced yeatetday.—
Set up the ruins of Guyaudotte ; distri
bute the small-pox: you need not flnisl
that mutiny ; put the mumps in the pa
per this week. Pitch that pi into hell
and then go to the devel and ho will tel,
you how to dispose of the dead matter.''
This style might be varied in a yer,«
picturesque manner use of signs
as in the following statement of tht
death of a printer:
"George Woodcock, the * of his proi
fessioti. the type of honesty, the ! of ail
and ... i tough the BST of death has put i
. to his existence, every { of his life wa
without a ||."
THfc OI TBAQEOCB-OTHOCmAPHIO STYLE.
This style, perhaps, has already beer,
overdone; but possibly the illustration!
we present may give new suggestions to
experimenters In It The following
which commences a "pliable" by the
author of "John Brown's Tract," is ro
mantic and affecting beyond anything
we have lately seen:
" There wus a phrog, oust. In fack
there wus aev'ral phrogs— but i my tail.
There wuz a phrog, onst, and he wuz
bro't up by his respeckted parients cord
ing to the weigh in which a good phrog
orter go. They tort him to squeak—
iwe! be squoke so musical!—they tort
him to Jump, and they tort him to refleck
•row he wuz only a tadpowel onst, and
ladn't orter to look down upon them as
wuz nothink but tadpowels yet. The
•loam of this youthful phrog wuz asweet
toam, indeed. The bottom of the ditch
in which he resided with his parients
,vuz putfeckly lively: the wurrems in It
wuz large, and the snaiks wuz remarka
ble small. What more could a phrog
desire?"
The following letter by a
young lady:
" Der kuzzen: We is all well, and
mother's got tho his Terrix; brother
Tom is got the Hupin Kaugh and sister
A.nn has got a babee. and hope these few
lines will And you thr same. Rite sune.
Your apfhectionate liuzzen."
The following order, verbatim et liter
■ttim, is said to have been received by an
undertaker from afl'afflieted widower:
"Sur: My waifisded, and Wants to
'ie berried to morro. At Wunor klok.
U nose wair to dig the Hole—bl the side
>f my too Uther waifs—Let it be deep."
The recording secretary of a division
if Sons of Temperance made this entry
in his book, showing a remarkable inge
tulty in spelling " usual:"
" Arter gwine threw they yewzewal
awms thalr waij a coleckshun takin up
>ut nothin pad.'
In a window of a beer-house in one of
otrlarge cities a this notlco: "Table
ioar Sowld Hear tuppens a cwart."
THE I. ICONIC STYLE.
As applied to epistles and telegrams
hislsexcellent. A husband telegraphed
t» his wife: " WLat have you for break
fiat, and how is baby" The answer
ame, "BuckwLea*. cakes and the
measles."
The cheapest telegram ever sent was
>y an Irishman. Said he to the telo
r-aph operator, "Do you over char.>;o
a lybody for the address in a message? '
•So," replied the operator. M And (So
•2 charge for •tgning his Biza*, slrV" -
; > T o, sir." Well, thin, '.«, ; 1 y* pl-tse
end this? I jlst want me Lroihr-r tr>
enow I'm here"—handing J .Le follow
ing: " To John McFlic, at Mew York
signed J—Patrick McFlin." The mes
age was sent, and no oaarge made.
Humphrey*, «■** uoxer, arter no had
conquered Mendoza, tbe Jew, wrote a
rlcud as follows:
■ Dear John: I'vo dove tbe Jew,
"Yours, T. Hi'MrHtXTB."
Everybody has heard of the famous
otters which passed between the adverse
niofs of Sir O'Connell and Tyrone:
" Tay mo my tribute, or if you don't—
fycosirm."
" I owe yon no tribute, antl if I JiJ—
O'Nnl."
After Kean's performance of Abel
">rugger, for his own benefit, at Drury
\ane Theatre, Mrs. Garrick, with more
mcerity than politeness, wrote as fol
ows:
"Deer Sir: You can't play Al"l Orugger.
Yours. B. QitsKS."
" To ftlmund Scan, 3*q."
To this the modern Roscius laconically
•eplled:
" Dear Madame: I know It.
" Yours, £. KEi!»."
"To Mrs Oarriek.''
• The celebrated Foote's correspondence
with his mother is oqualiy pithy:
" Dear Sum: I'm in prison.
" Your loTicg motliar, A. Jooit."
" Dear Mother: ?■> am 1.
" Your affectionate son, Bjh. Foon."
DOKSET.
Dorset is a maritime county in Eng
and, ou the Channel. *A book has been
nibllshed in Boston in the Dorset dialect,
-iy William Barnes, the original pronun
ciation being preserved by the spelling.
Here is a pleasant example:
» rit.ie FMESIDS-UiU.
"when I wor' still a hwoy. and mother's pride,
\ trigger hwoy spoke up to me so kind liko—
If yon do like, I'll tre«l ye wi' a rido
In theasn v.-beel-ban-ow hero." To I were bUsd-like
fo what V had a workon lv his mind-like,
Vu mounted vor a paseetigor inside:
'.d* cotnen to a puddle p. itv wide,
.to tipp'd me iv, a grinnon tack behind-like.
& when a man do coma to mo too thick-like.
An' sheak my hand, where ounce 'c paas'd me by,
An' tell mo b > would do me this or that,
I can't help thlnken o' the big bwny's ttick-like,
\ a' then, for all I can but wag m.v nar,
An' thank 'an, 1 do veel a little shy.
[JV. Y. Pott.
Great Fire at Saratoga,,
Saratoga, June IS.—About half-past
four o'clock this afternoon a fire was
liscovered in the north "wing of the
United States HoteL, A short time after
t second fire broke out in another aud
listant part of the building. The flames
spread with fearful violence, and in a
ew moments the north wing was a
diect of Are, and soon after the whole
'diflce was a mass of flames. So rapid
•va* the progress of the fire that it was
a ith difficulty that the guests succeeded
n escaping without their ett'ects. Be
bre six o'clock the building fell in with
t frightful crash. A txirtion of the fur
aiture only was saved.
The flames commusjicated to the Ma
lon House, which was also speedily de
•t roved. The bank adjoining is-serious
ly threatened.
The fire is still burning at this hour,
eight o'clock p. m.) Tbe fire is gener
lly believed to be the work of amucen
iary.
All the other hotels are safe, and the
; >rospccts"foragood season were never
more flattering.
Saratoga, June 18—9:46 p. m.— A
fiTo broke out at half-past four o'cloi't
this afternoon in' the UaiUsd Stats
Hotel, in the north\vi:g,ova ihe g*s.o*.
The hotel and ten cottages -r._ Destroyed
fo;.Cher with the Marvir i.ousc, threi
•1t..) houses, telegraph and exprees of
aces and Marvin row.
Morrissey's Club House Is saved, and
Oridley's block is out of danger.
The Troy Steamer Hugh Rankin, also
rWo engines from Rallston, have arrived.
No lives were lost.
The fire is now under control and will
be stayed at the Davidson residence,
next door to tbe north of Marvin House.
The First National Bank (late Bank
of Saratoga Springs) was not damaged.
1 Saratoga, June 18—10:15 p. m.—Of
'■ fleer Case was killed by the-falling of a
> chimney.
The cottages belonging to tbe United
■ Hoter Are. all deatroyed, and the
; aire will "xtend no "further.
The giK.?ts of rbc United States Hotel
a? all removed to theTJulo i, Clarendon,
d Congress B «tli
[Correspondence of the New York Herald.J
Reception of the Richmond Colored Dele
gation by the President.
ADDRESS OF THE COLORED DELEGATION FROM
RIOIIMOND.
Wasiukutox, June Id, IMS.
In accordance with a resolution passed
at a meeting of colored people in Rich
mond, a delegation of colored men wait
ed upon the President to-day, and were
received by him with kindness ami at
tention. The object of the delegation,
like that of the meeting, was to make
known to the President and through tho
press, to the country, certain grievances
which the freedmen of Richmond allege
they are suffering from a collision be
tween the military and civic authoritie«.
The members of the delegation were in
troduced by Mr. Van Vloet, President of
the Richmond Union League, and one
of their number, named Chester, read to
the President an address, in which was
set forth a list of their sufierings, cliicl
of which was the interference of the pro-1
votst guard and local police with (be lib
erty of the colored men. After stating
that they represented men of wealth from
the sum of two hundred dollars to twen
ty thousand dollars, and that they had
ever been loyal, serving the Union force*
as scouts ami guides, and altera recapitu
lation of the services of colored men in
the armies of the United States, the ad
dress—written not by a negro, but by
Mr. Vau Vleet—went on to say how dit
appointed tbe people of the South felt at j
the issue to them of the war. The ad
dress also states that the position of t?:e
colored people is worse than it was
when they were slaves and bving un
der slave law. It states that under
the old system they fe&d tka
tion of their masters, "who were finan
cially interested In tHeir physical wel
fare. But their old masters,'' contln- j
ties the address, "have bettdne their
enemies and are set-king not only I
toopprcos thorn, but to thwart the de- i
si?ns o;' the Federal governme.it." They ]
I claim thai they cannot appsal to the I
j laws of Virginia for protection; for there I
I t'le old negro laws still prevail, and, i
: worse still, as they claim, the oath of a
■ colored man against a white man will
uot be received in the courts; so that
they have nowhere to go for protection,
and hence apply to tho President, or, ,
they say, "to tnc power that tettberr (
free." The aUdroso next complaint vi
tht difficulties tucy are experiencing in
regard to church property, which are
twofold. In the rlrt-t place, by the lasts
of Virginia colored churches were com
j.oiUd *o accept of -white preachers <Vt- (
voted to Southern institutions; in the
second place.theirchurchproperty, accor
ding to law there, mustbedeeded to white
trustees. They say the first evil may.
perhaps, be remedied in time; but "how
to get possession of their own church
property passeth their understanding.'
From this they pass to more practical
grievances, saying:—"ln the city ol
Richmond the military and police au
thorities will not allow us tv walk the
streets by day or night in the nguhu
pursuit of our business or on our way to
church without a pass, and posaee do
not in all coses protect tit* from axnat
abuse, violence aud imprisonment."
They add that the police, in conjunction
with the provost guard, have taken them
from their workshops and dwellings and
put them into prison simply because
they had no passes, and that even if
they had passes the guards would not
recognize them as genuine or sufficient.
They state, too, that many a husband
whose wife had been sold from iiiin un
der tbo old system, and many a wife
who had lost ncr husband in the same
way, has come to Richmond search
ing for the missing one, and been
placed In jail for lack of passes, wgo&e
necessity they wore not apprised of.
They further assert as a grievance that
a few days ago Goncral Gregg, whose
headquarters are at Lynchburg, publish
ed an order to the freedttien, in which
he told them that "they have all the
rights at present that free people of color
have heretofore had in Virginia, and no
more." .They add that they were sorry
to see this announcement, because they
"supposed that the recent freedmen
were a class of persons unknown to the
laws of Virginia or of any other State,
and that they were subject only to spe
cial acts of Congressional enactment.
Of the reinstatement of Mayor Mayo the
address complains most bitterly. They
charge him with original and continuous
rebelliwn, and, after dwelling on the fact
that he was the man who used to order
them to the whipping post, they remark
thathis now restored police is composed
of the men who used to inflict the stripes
on "our quivering flesh." They add,
"in justice to Governor I'ierpoi lit,'' "that
he has been their friend," "and has sor
rowed over the reappointment of Mayo,
and they" (or rather Mr. Van Vleet)
"conclude the address by reminding the
President of that sublime motto once
inscribed over the portals of rai Egyptian
temple—"Know all ye who exercise
power that God hates injustice." The
address is signed by rields Cook, Rich
ard Welles, WE Williamson, W. J.
Sncad and T. M. Chester.
THE I'RESIDENT'S KL'I'I.Y TO THE AD-
DeUstM,
Tbc reading of the address being con
cluded, the President called for one ot
tbe city papers, and read to them the
dismissal of Mayo from office, and then
said: "Whilo you are lv this state 01
transition, there arc many things which
we might prefer to be different—that we
should like altered—that yet must be
submitted to till they can Cc remedied.
Whatever can bewWouc, so far as I am
concerned, will be done mewtjtheerfully.
I have no set speech to make to you. If
my past has not been a sufficient gtu.r
antee of my future course on this sub
let, my professions now would be none.
1 will endorse this document, 'a series
I ~f depositions to prove arrests by Mayo
i and provest guards,' to Major General
Howard, and you can take it to hit*
I yourselves. \V by did you not apply to
GKt>eral Halleck?
To tki» Fields answered that they had
applied to General Patrick; but he hail
told them be was ucting under orders,
and did not wish to be dictated to. They
had applied to Governor I'ieipoint and
he had sent for Mayo, and deposed him
the next morning.
The President then remarked that
Governor Pierpoint was there withmit
any law to guide him, and he should
adapt himself to tho necessities of the
occasion.
The delegation then proceeded to thej %
Freedmen's Bureau, op I street, and on ,
their way emphatically stated that Mr.
Johnson was ?not like Uncle . i
Whether they admired h>- f.,
they found different in lun, l '> dn| '»',*.»
•aysV/i
UOW VICKSBTJRG WAS TAKES.
INTEBESTINO ACCOUNT OF GRANT'S
PLAN AM) SHtRMAN'B PROTEST.
[SpringtVM comspondence of the Chlcajo Kspnblloan] I
In the Republican of June 3d, was :
published an editorial article with an ex
tract Leaded "A Scrap of History," and
which gives an account of General Sher
man's writlen protest against General
; Grant's elrcuitoci march around Vick«
burg, and by „;,;' he cut himself off
trom hi.-, base of supplies; describes how '
General Sherman directed that, the pro- :
test be forwarded to Washington; how |
General Grant never did so toiwardit;
but afterwards, when Vicksburg was
about to surrender, toie it tip in General
Sherman's presence, much to the satis
faction of the latter. I
I have no doubt of the truth of the !
story, as it perfectly tallies with an ac
count, which I have often heard related
by parties who were present, of the way
in which General Grant is said to have
come to the d'terminatlon of making '
the extraordinary and novel military '
movement by which he captured Vicks- \
l.uvtr titivi wu;«*u un.uiuv:i,t »>u*t evi
dently entirely oneofhisown invention, '
andgrcatly adds to the military genius of '
the man. The.peoplehavenotiprobably <
because of Cjfcjperal Grunt's native :
modesty 1 bean fisetoibre willing to give j
him credil fojwabinality of mind or for '
thai in which is the high- !
est form of mental power, and which 1
conceives as well ns executes. In fact,
I have beard officers and soldiers assert '
that to General .Sherman alone was due (
the credit of planning the entiro .cam- '
paign which resulted iv the capture of ]
Vicksburg; when the truth is, that cam- 1
paign was the conception of General 1
Grant himself. And more than this, the <
most brilliant movement of it was un- '
dcrtakou contrary to the advice of Gene- »
I'l Sherman, and in the teeth of his •
written protest. To GaunrrsJ Grant, then, '
must be accorded the praise of havii_ • |
not only conceived it, but also of having", 1
by his .indomitable jlutk. self-rel anoe j
,:i. t.dieert oU tlnacy, the latter trait '
rising toie- I ... H the cuaccnrriedtii's J
great movement to ■. successful terrains. <
tiop.inspit' of the opposition of Gene- *
re! 'r. :ti:ci" in whose judgment and i
miliar, talent he reposed such great '<
confide,ce. I
The ' ount of tbe manner by which
General Gw nt was led to make the groat '
movement which resulted in tbe capture l
of vicksburg la as follows:—On the Ist I
of April, 1683, Generals Grant, s-jkc-rmaii, ■
Og;- by, [secretary oi State O. M. Hatch, j
of this State; Auditor J esos K.Dubois, '
Vuitod tttates Marsha] D. L. Philhpe, '
Congressman Miiunuj, of thi> p.- .r <
Wayne district, Indiana; Conimouore «
Porter, aud various other naval officers, '
were on board the iiagship of Commo- }
dore Porter's sq i: adron | The Black Hawk, '
l_ think). 1 hey had been up the Yazoo
river to Haines' Bluff on a roconnois- j
sance of the fortifications, and were re- ,
turning. The party were sealed in the
cabin of the flagship, ami an
discussion was uoing forward between
Genera! Sherman, lion. Jesw K. Dubois i
and H< n. D. L. Phillips, all good talk I
e.s, ami loving to turn, too. The topic '•
was the question of slavery, the effect oi
the war upon it, &C. General Sherman '
contended that slavery had uottilng v <
do with the war, and should not be made 1
to enter iuto it; that the Southerners '
were high-toned gentlemen; that he had j
no objection to slavery per se; that the c
war would last fifteen years, and that t
the South could only be made to sue- f
cumb after they-had been virtually all I
but exterminated; also that it was f* war J
between the Puritans and cavaliers,, 1
Messrs. Dubois and Phillips, esp/.clally *
the tenner, stoutly combatted thefte ideas. j
Mr. Dubois contended that slavery was I
the cause of the war, and that it must be t
removed before a permanent peace could j
beseemed; also, that, as regarded thedu
ration of it, if those in charge of it would ,
only do their duty it l could be closed up
in a short time; that the people of tbe *
North had giveu men and money in al
most unlimited numbers and amounts,
and that tho remilt was in their hands,
with every apt ' anee to a successful ter- ,
initiation. Im. KulliM then took up ]
the conversation with General Sherman J
on the question of slavery, and General 1
(i ra at, Who had remained a silent listen- <
er (luting the other discussion, with the ,
Inevitable cigar between his lips, with
drew from the cabin to the deck, and '
Mr. Dubois followed htm. The General 1
had not beckoned the Auditor from the [
room, but both appeared to be drawn to- c
gctber by ope of those mental attractions
for wtm.h there is no accounting. Upon '
deck a conversation ensued between the 1
two, tho utterance of which is as follows: i
General Grant—Uncle Jesse, to tell
you the truth, I have come to mv wit's *
end as regards tbe capture of Vicksbur*. i
I do not really know what next move to g
make. I have tried everything I could
think of, and hero We are yet. I have j
been advised Unit we go back to Mem- )
phis and commence an overland march t
pom that point. 3
Mr. Dubois—General Grant, you can- |
not do that. If you take this army back ]
to Memphis, with all this array oi gun- 1
boats aud trant-poits and ail your mate- 1
ril of war, the effect will be disastrous ]
on the country. This lufemal constitu- t
tion in our State 'was only defeated by ;
super-human exertions. Another elec- 'l
tion is almost upon us, aud the who t
3i oithwcst is on the verge of revolution. 1
is yoti go back you strengthen the bands i
of the traitors and K. O. C.'s at home, j
They will cull your movement a retreat, t
and more loudly than «*'er assert that (
the South cannot be conquered. If you ■
tan do no belter, \ou must storm Vicks- •
bur*; If it costs 'he lives of forty thou- (
sand men it nKfct be taken. It is a ter- .;
riiie thin,: '. A Liiuk 0., but it must be r ]
done.
Grant replied that he would 1
r??- J ':pou the matter during the night >
and **■ '-•"'• Dubois know of his deter- I
nknatlon In the morning. When the 1
niorni: ■ came, Gon. Grant met Mr. 1
Dub..:- with a cheerful countenance, i
and the following coversatiou took I
pL.ee: j
General GraNT—Uncle Jesse, you arc '
goi; ■ home to-day; tell Governor Yatee
anu iite people of Illinois :or me that I,
will taiio Vicksbuig in sixty days. (
Mr. Dubois—General Grant, I J Ui | ,
gkd to hear you say this; b«it all l *•» i
you to allow me to ted them if «" a t y°u j
will take Vleksbmy i d m'v-sre wheth- j
er in sixty days >. • n s;> - "'run* ,
General Gr.uit—' . und to take it. J
I have decided m P J™™* 1
i tell yen wh.v .» *«• pv?n with the i
best Inteiv- ' might disclose .them i
!to t h,. 'i' tieut of the movement. 13
• l'hcy Jien parted, and General Grant !
detailed his plan to General Bnerman. i
■vho protested in writing, as detailed in , t
the article, but placed himself under" the ■ fi
'General's orders. 11
I TERMS OF ADVEBTISIHG.
THE NORFOLK POST
the best terms to Aumntat, and its prices wit!
correspond with tha general advertising r- '*» n
ties. * J
-1 urns or less will constltoteaenuare.
singla insertion per square ONE DOLI.A r wJI [ a
and for each aulaeqasai Insertion TWgNTi.
ENTS.
ante, Aurtloneers and all others *
r, end occupy one feurta of a toluum or sawn' -an
seial torms, aud will receive a liberal dadtif.-t.on.
>es Cards, trra bolluw p er month or nrrr ocu -
year,
inslsut advertisements parable in advtiKe-s'l
lontbly.
liter Dubois went home and tol I
nor Yates that Grant would taker
burg; that he had no doubfcpf it;
eneral Gn'iit told him to tell bin!
a.that he must toll it to the r*oplo
img from General Grant. It will
jembertfl that the promise oi Gen
rant was published in the papers
t time, and th,,t Governor Yates
ed it from the Mump,
oral Grant's next move w<..« to send
neralJohn A. McClennr.d, and
d him to march his ecrp« from
en's Bend to Grand Gulf. Gene-
Clernaud proposed some change*
details 61 the plan; but Genet al
cut him short by saying thr.t he
gested and arranged the entire de
~>t the movement, and only requir
ed him—Gcnerol MeClernand—to exe
cute his oid.-n. General MeClernand
then said ho would do that to the best of
his ability, and departed on his expedi
tion.
And here it may bo well to add, that
at this time strenuous efforts were being
made at Washington for the removal of
General Grant. v«t"oafa -.-v.. i...nt
was arrayed against him, bat republfcan
members of Congress, some of them
from this State, went to Mr. Lincoln and
urged Ms removal, taking back their
former endorsements of him. Leading
republican papers in this State also loud
ly denounced him, and clamored tor hit.
superccdure. At thiß time a lending re
publican and retired office-holder liom
this (state, who had been down iheTjver
buying cotton, wrote a letter toJMr. Lin
coin denouncing General Grant, preffict
lug his failure, and urging the iipj-olnl
mentof General Pope to his command.
I He brought the letter to Hon. O. At.
; Hatch, then Secretary of S'-.tte, und one
I of Mt. Lincoln's moat intimate friends,
and asked him to diiect it, but did not |
ebow him its content*. He reprtstenled
to Mr. Hatch that Mr. Nlcolay. who bad
been Mr. Hatch's deputy cleik, seeing
the hand writing, would band it to Mr.
Lincoln. Heaiing oi the occurrence,
and suspecting a trick,Vr. D.bci* made
Mr. Hatch writealwu i:; i.el'resitit r.i.
which both signed, ».i:cl uv 4
bliaa .- uu m." .i j cga' b1 < .oral
Giant; thut they hi i 1 lWn down tho
l' r and, soleras they bod -.nything
■to any in il'emat.er, hey were . i*v < :' v
satisfied with him.
Subsequently to the cf.pture of \
burg Mr. ajulois was in 'A art Ingtot
obtain a sick furlough for bia son, who
had been at the r • ,v ana was thtn in a
Memphis hospital. Mr. Lincoln him
self went to the W a-Office with Mr. Lu
bois to obtain the turiough. Rctiivjjr.g
• from the oiiice, anil while Mr. L vcchi,
1 Mr. Duboiu and Mr. I>. L. i hillips wate
' htandiuK at the railing which separate*.
I the War Office grouuds from f !***'"•' of t' r
I White House, th« following tr«>B«*r t
tlon, in eubstan, t, took plac«T-
Mr. DPFPIS —Mr Prpal.oVw* 1 ao ; t
like General Orants }>twol«»f, »» o*e
prisoners at Vicksburg. W> baa better
eed than fight them.
Mr. Lincoln,
up tobiafullheight, and hh- N>tintemuiw
beaming with that peculiai unite which
indicated that he was highly pleated :-
•'Dubios. General urniit has nope so
well, and wis are all so pleased at tho
■■iKjuiiof Vtckeborg, let t»|^noi oacrrsl
with bim about v .t matte..' Jie also,—
added, "Dubois, ..lacing ids foot upon
the base of tho railing, and taking.** ?.ess
erect posture, "do you know ihtjfi: ne
time,! stood solitary and In
j favor of Gene.al Grant. Even ——
mcauing f. member of Congiws from
I Northern Illinois) came and told me
iViiWi he (Grant) was not worth a ,
aud that I would have to removehlm.
put I remembered that you and {latch
I and others had been down fibre ahpTn
the first of April, and had noVsaii a .
word to mo on the subject." \' f
West Point
STANDING OF THE GRADUATING Ct.Mti,
1865. •
After Monday morning's dress parr ie,
which took place at an earlier hour,than
usual, tho final standing of the West
Point graduating class was made known
I tjo the entire corps of cadets, the number
las in the order of scholarship. Those
marked with asterisks have their names
published in all the succeeding cata-
I ipgues. The present is the largcst.clasa
I aver gradu&taHi from the Academy. The
Barnes of the graduates, with the States
tow which they were appointed, are as
fellows:—
»I. Chas. W. Raymond, New York."'
52. Lewis C. Overman :U large. *A.M.
Miller, at large. *4. M. R. Brown. Mas
-snehusetts. *5. M. B. Adams, Ohio. 8.
Wm. B. Livermore, M ansachusctts. 7.
David W. Payne, New York. 8. Wm.
H. Hcner, Mbwouri. 9. Wm. S. Stau
tfm, New York- 10. W. H. Chase, Penn
sylvania. 11. Thomas H. Handberry,
Benn. 12. R. \V. Petrikin, at large. I*3.
.los. C. P'«*t, N. Y. 14. John K. liez
lep, Minnesota. 15. A. N. Lte, at large.
lpT Jof. F. Gregory, N. Y. 17. A. E.
Bates' Michigan. 18. Henry B. Leuyard,
at h»*ge. 1&- Tkos. M. Tolman, Muinc.
J) John R. Story. Jr., Wisconsin, "il.
Q. M. Mitchel, at large. 22. D. R. Por-
t T r, Pennsylvania. 23. J. H. Hail, at
large. 24. Appleton D. Palmer, oW
2*. Jaa. L. Hhei man, Alabimia. 2«. W.
A. Rafferty, at large. 27. Cyrus W. Al
ien, Jr., at large. Albert G. I'orse, '~
Ohio. 2t». Wm. H. McLaughlin, Penn
sylvania. 30. C J. Powers, Ohio. 3L
-.* H.Norton, Virginia. 32. C.M. Rctd,
Connecticut. W. t-> : T oifen, at large.
A. •-t-o.H. Burton, Li' ' .»e. &5. GyO*
T. O'msic', New \ ;,.\. 38, Ei*T.la
.»ia'it.., I'euusjiiuu i. "7. Tredt.
Ifciley, at large. 38. Thomas L- Brent,.
,: .sir'-e. 3'J. Jaw H. at
840. J. M. at lar.e*
8. .Sterring, & M-
P , at large. 43. C, P. Snifth,
ylvtui'a. 44. J a red L. Hi.tn
'at Luge, to- Tl'omae JgfLU y -.
yrvsn.a. *i'-s Francis HT'Kosi,?
47. l.dward Hunter. _M:u:>:.
A. Ht.u.jv
.« .t. W. iiolQnan, Lik.va.
,ar C. Boweu, Whx'oiib ... £1.
J. Keller, Pennrvyh-naia. 53. 1%
BenJ. D. . Critchlow, Pennsyivgnja.
■* Malcomb McArthur, Mafae. ,4.
John E. Hosmer, Maasacbjsetta. 65.
Paul M. Mills. Jr., Fennsylvaum. 50.
M» D. O'Toole, Missouri. 07. t'. :..
Moore, at large dg. j^Wi ßl r ' : V
|©I Charles MornJ U*
•• a> C. VivmiveijM U*

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