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St. irOtftlllt fUSt.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1866.
All communications relating to business matters con
nected with -hi- paper ilioiilil.li" tsSAwm* t« X- M.
Brows, Norfolk Itisl. All communication, pertainitiK to
Editorial inatt.r,, and all rorr-apcndoine intended for
the paper should be adilrcwedto Join Clark, Mitor.
Advertisers are reiniest-d to hand in their «dTerti.e
-ui.-..- before six o'clock in the wenlng, |H MM te
Uewsmen aad newslwys desiring r-«eri •11l ideate
ImTe their enters at the counting .eona the awning pre
vious before sin o'clock.
IJsybow A Drothere, llookselleri and SUtleuers, are
authorir.ed agents to foil the Norfolk Post, and all order*
_t with tin-in will he attended to the same ai If left at
tho office of publication.
S. M. Pett.-glll A Co., are authorised Advertising
Aircnts for the nst in New York und Boston.
There are four columns of interesting
reading matter ou the- lirst page, and
two columns under the local head, on
the third page—including a further state
ment iv regard to the steamer North
The Canadians are aroused and
alarmed lest the Fenians invade their
homes, and repeat the trick of the Saint
Albans gentlemen, who are still enjoy
ing the hospitaliy of the first families of
Montreal. The Toronto Leader recom
mends that the Canadian "government
take the arms from the Volunteers, lest
the Fenians should get them." This is
the advice of a brave fellow, to be sure.
Will Mr. John Burns of Gettysburg,—
the only civilian of Pennsylvania, who
resisted Lee's army,—step over to Cana
da, and show that people how to defend
There is a project on foot to get up
another grand ball in Portsmouth. Col.
Seligson, of the Bth Vermont.and a num
ber of our most energetic young men
have the matter in hand, and it will no
doubt prove a brilliant success. As it
is still in its incipiency we are not per
mitted to say more than that it will be
a subscription.ball and altogether select,
as the subscribers will be confined to a
proper class of gentlemen, and none will
be admitted but such as can pass the
strictest scrutiny into tbeir status. The
list is in the hands of Colonel Seligson,
and those desirous of participating are
requested to come forward and sub
scribe at once.
Sir Martin Peto has a curious idea of
the .people of the South. He takes us
for benighted heathens. In a recent
speech he felicitated the country on the
termination of the war and hoped it was
a prelude to the eventual "evangeliza
tion of the South." Sir Peto had better
teach his own people the Gospel. Char
ity begins at home. If we thought there
was a negro in the South, who did not
understand tho true spirit of Gospel
teachings and know more of the letter of
Holy Writ, than some of these English
tourists, we would vote to turn him out
of the "Confederacy" asa disgrace to his
P eo P le - __—~
' THE DISASTEB TO THE NOBTH -TAB
It is possible that the passengers of the
steamer North Star, which put in here
on Friday, disabled, and which still
hugs her dock like asick leviathan, were
a little hasty in the judgment they pro
nounced upon the ship, her owners, her
behavior oft'Hatteras—where great Nep
tune calls Eolus to aid him in the pro
duction of tempests,—and her speed in
smooth water. It is possible, too, that
what the gentlemen have given the
public, is the judgment of persons—
worthy enough in other respects—en
tirely disqualified to decide upon the
grave matter they sat to pass upon. It
seems to us we have in their resolutions
the dialings incident to the misfortunes
and delays which overtake sea-going
passengers, rather than the united and
matured opinion of menwho had brought
knowledge aud experience to guide them
in the matter in hand. Let us see about
this. In the first place, the passengers
say "the steamer North Star was unsea
worthy." If this was true, why did
they embark in her; if she "was unsea
worthy," how is it that she rode out the
fearful gale of the 24th and 25th? To be
Bure she leaked, but still she survived a
pounding which was sufficient to have
battered down the walls of Fortress
Monroe. The passengers did not know
this. They know very little of the force
of the sea, aud this is shown by their
complaint that only "eighteen pounds of
steam could be carried." At the time
they speak of, it w.-.uld not have been
prudent to have put on "more steam"—
tho favorite cry of the American go-ahead
passengers—for the ship then was just
equal, and no more, to the pounding she
was receiving. Had she been pushed, by
increase of steam, she would assuredly
have been crushed by the force of the
head sea. She could not master the
storm, she could not surmount the angry
mountains that confronted her; but she
did all that could have been expected of
a ship in her situation, all that was re
quired of a strong ship, she rode out
the gale, and brought her passengers toa
friendly shore. The passengers—not
being able to estimate what had really
been achieved for them by the ship—in
stead of thanking God for their deliver
ance—proceed, like timid people out of
danger, to sooth their nerves over a se
ries of resolutions. It is no_vidence of
weakness iv the ship that she leaked.
Few vessels could have endured all that
she did. The passengers did not know
this. They simply know that they en
countered a gale—they cannot tell by ex
perience whether it wus a common gale
or an uncommon gale—for they had
never been off Halteras in a tempest
before. These gentlemen were not
aware that had the water reached
the fires, the ship—had she been as
strong as a globe of steel, and had she
been bound round with tripled brass
would have met precisely the end
that the Central America met in the
very same sea seven years ago. The
thing needed for the North Star when
the tempest was fiercest, was just what
Captain Jones, and the chief engineer,
Mr. Mitchell, did. The fierce .winds on
the one hand, and the fiercer waves from
aeontraryquarter—wind aud waves, the
like of which were never imagined by
tho passengers—called for the highest
virtues in the ship and the highest
courage and skill in those whose duty it
was to guide She seems to have
come out of the conflict with some in
jury to her own body, to be sure ; but
with safety to all on board. But the
passengers are not satisfied with
this. They are not unlike the Mc-
Clellau critics on the great battle of
Autietam. They are not satisfied with
j their escape from death. No, they must
resolve that the "New York Mail Steam
ship Company was guilty of the most
criminal carelessness iv sending them
to sea in a vessel thus totally unsea
worthy," just as the fighting editors of
the New York Times resolved that Mr.
Lincoln ought to be superseded because
one of his military chieftans could not I
master impossibilities. To any man of
judgment it must appear that the North i
Star did remarkably well—as well as I
Lee at Gettysburg or Grant at the Wil
derness—but the power she bajl to con
tend with was an overmatch. Dry I
goods runners, and cotton bummers, and
tourists, and plain people returning
to their homes, cannot see these things,
and we do not quarrel with them because
of their ignorance; but we do object stern -
ly totheirassumptions. To their minds,
a storm at sea is a sort of stage affair :
nothing to be afraid of. We venture to
say that even the passengers of the
North Star,— notwithstanding their
dreadful experience of Tuesday and
Wednesday lust,—have a very meagre
idea of the dangers that environed them.
And this is natural enough; only let
them bo careful how they resolve upon
deep questions. The engines of the
North Star are in good working condi
tion, she has seven life-boats, she has a
supply of life-preservers, and there are
other evidences that she, though not a
very fast boat, was in many ways a safe
boat, and a well appointed boat. We
know it is vexatious to be obliged to
yield to the bead seas and head winds ;
Indeed it is provoking to wait for
anything in America—the priest's prom
ises or the doctor's skill—and hence,
when anybody—the wind or the
waves—resists us, we go into conven
tion, pass resolutions, and may be, an ad
dress to all the world and the rest of
mankind, includihga translated edition
for the Chinese. Had a body of our an
cestors been tossed on the restless sea in
i giddy ship oft'Hatterasin aSeptember
or an October gale one hundred years
ago, and had God tempered the winds
and soothed the ocean, they would, upon
landing, have thanked Him for his mer
cy; but tbe passengers in this instance
are wiser than their fathers, and do
things after the fashion of 1865.
— _- _» • —i
Jose M. J. Carvajal, the Liberal Gov
ernor of the State of Tamaulipas, whose
name is attached to the Mexican bom's
that are being placed in the market, has
some historic reputation. He is a native
of the State of which he is Governor, and
about fifty years of age. He was edu
cated in Bardstowu College, Kentucky,
where he learned the printing business
in a small office attached to the college.
He speaks the "American" language as
well as he does his mother tongue, and
is a very liberal and progressive man
and a valiant soldier. During our war
with Mexico, he commanded a small
guerilla force of his own countrymen on
the Rio Grande, which gave General
Taylor considerable trouble, and annoy
ed the American army not a little. Af
ter the war he mixed much with our
people, and made many friends in Teac
as—with thegreater facility, asheisahigh
mason. In 1850 he commenced the pre
sent long revolution in Mexico by "pro
nouncing" in Tamaulipas, and raised an
expedition In Texas of some five hun
dred flllibusters, with whom he crossed
the Rio Grande, where he was joined by
a few hundred Mexicans. The Ameri
cans under him were commanded by
Col. Bob Wheat, who was killed iv this
war, Joseph Howell, (Davis' brother
-in-law), and Ovid F. Johnson, a
Pennsylvania lawyer and editor of
renown, and brother to Ex-Governor
Johnson, of that State. Col. Wheat
commanded the artillery, which consist
ed of one small four-pounder, while Joe
Howell lead the cavalry. The city of
Matamoros was attacked, and the light
kept up for ten days—the garrison being
a small force of regulars under General
Avalvos. The cannonading and mus
ketry were continuous, but very few
were killed; the flllibusters set the city
on fire, and fought by the light of the
flames. It was a grand siege and battle,—•
truly a magnificent spectacle. On the
tenth day, Gen. Uraga arrived with a
regular reinforcement, and the flllibus
ters left in hot haste, the little army be
ing scattered in all directions, most of
the troops seeking safety by swimming
the river, into which Col. Wheat flung
his little four-pounder. There were "big
wars" in those days. After this defeat
Carvajal rallied again, procured a six
gun battery for Wheat, and with John
son at the head of the "auxiliary" infan
try, made another fight at Camargo,
when Canales gave him a bad whipping.
This ended tlie attempt to establish the
constitutional government on " that
line," but Carvajal has ever since been in
the saddle, aud constantly fighting witli
varying fortunes. Helsa plucky little
fellow, and has great confidence in his
destiny. A man of pure blood and of
most enlarged democratic ideas, we may
yet be called upon to witness his sub
lime devotion to republican principles
rewarded by complete success. Ho
is the grandest Mexican of them all.
_——.—■ • • » —
.We have received the first number of
the revived New Orleans Crescent. It is
under the control of its old manager and
responsible editor, Col. J. O. Nixon.
Previous to the war, the Orescent was the
leading whig journal of Louisiana and
of the South. It supported Bell and
Everett warmly, but went over to dis
union when Mr. Lincoln was elected,
.ofteuUy telle .Log IM there wm no i
other alternative. After the war com
menced, Col. Nixon, who is a brave and
gallant gentleman, joined with a' num
ber of the principal citizens of Louisiana
to raise a regiment of cavalry for that
State that, should be porfect In organlza
i tion aud magnificent in morale. A fund
iof $100,(X)0 was subscribed to insure the
success of this project, and the regiment
was raised and splendidly equipped. It
i was undoubtedly the best cavalry regi
ment in the Confederate service. Col.
• John Scott, who had gained some re
f uown as a scout on the Peninsula at the
time of the Big Bethel fight, was select
,ed as its Colonel, and Colonel Nixon, of
the (._■__.!., was chosen Lieutenant Col
onel ; another editor, J. M. Taylor, of
the Baton Rouge Advocate, was subse
quently its major. The Ist Louisiana,
' (or Scott's) cavalry was principally em
ployed in Kentucky aud Tennessee, and
was never known to deviate from the
strict paths of legitimate warfare. In
1863 a portion of it was captured after a
gallant fight with the Union troops, and
Colone. Nixon became a prisoner and
was held for sometime at Johnson's Is
land. When Gen. Butler took posses
sion of New Orleans he seized the Cres
cent as the property of a Confederate offi
cer, and sold it at auction for the benefit
of the government. It was bought by
the venerable Jacob Barker for "a song,"
and the " ancient Hanker" published a
. paper called the __e_>oc.tt_ with the ma
terial until it was finally suppressed by
i Banks for disloyal utterances. Barker
i then sold it to some parties in the interest
:of Mr. Chase for ten thousand dollars—
i and tlie present New Orleans Times thus
I sprang from the debris of the old Cres
, cent, which is now again awakened aud
t looks as familiar as if it had'gone to
i sleep but yesterday. The people of New
. Orleans always thought much of the pa
. per, and made much of it—and Colonel
! Nixon is one of the most popular men in
c the State. It is celebrated as the belll
n gerent paper of the Crescent city, and
c never had an editor, or reporter, or pro
e prietor, who did not fight a duel. The
5 first editor was Gen. William Walker,
. the Nicaraguan, audits present princi
t pal writer is said to be Gen. Buckner.
. Its old local, Israel Gibbons, one of the
most pleasing writers in the South, and
_ who has been an ofileer in the war, is at
. his post again—and so is George W.
. Stoddard, who stood by the side of
f young Sam. Todd, Mr. Lincoln's broth-'
j er-in-law, when he was killed at Shiloh.
. Tbe Crescent has gained new prestige,
, and will doubtless be again as it was be
r fore, the leading paper in New Orleans.
s In looking over the names that appeal
a In the journals of New Orleans, now
, that the smoke of battle has cleared up,
one is surprised to find so few missing.
, The same people are back again, acting
j as the leaders in politics nnd business,
and the only member of the press that is
mi . ing is the venerable Col. Seymourof
. the Bulletin, who fell iv the war.
• ' —•'•*
s UNIVERSAL EDUCATION.
s The American people have mounted
c upon the hobby of education, and are in
:1 a fair way to ride thepooranimalto death.
- They seem determined to make every
, human being, white or black, male or
s female, with or without brains, profes
. sors of learning, doctors in every branch
3 of knowledge, utterly regardless of the
1 fitness of things. Why should we force
l education upon an unwilling subject or
r one that has no taste for learning any
1 more than we would compel a boy to
i learn the art of building a steam engine
1 or making a suit of clothes. The mere
- study of the rudiments of knowledge is
'- altogether mechanical, and unless the
r mind be there to digest the pabulum, of
- what manner of use is it to surgorge the
i brain with useless trumpery. For all
- the necessary purposes of life, if they
- are able to write an intelligent business
i letter, add up a column of figures, and
- read the daily newspaper understand
-1 higly, -what more do the majority of
. mankind—the class that is doomed".to
- earn its bread by the sweat of its brow—
r need; and in three mouths of instruction,
. cither at home or in a school, any boy
. or man that is not a natural born dunce
i can learn these things. In fact the whole
f secret of knowledge, or thorough
r education, in these days of news
t papers aud cheap publications,
- consists in knowing how to read cor
e rectly; andtoabeingwiththeusualquan
!' lity of braius, it is an accomplishment
t easily acquired with the aid of a cheap
g grammar and dictionary, and by the
J use of a little close application in leisure
i- hours. We would not prevent any one
v from mastering every branch of human
y kuowlcdge, if he felt so disposed, but
c would leave it free to his own choice;
- we would not place any obstacle in the
c way of the poorest boy or man in the
a laud becoming the most learned,, but
- would encourage and aid him in every
- possible manner, if we saw that his tastes
f and inclinations tended in that direc
r tion; but we would not force an unwil
; ling iiiitn Ito accept that for which it
r had an undisguised abhorrence. We do
t not know why there should be such a
- hue and cry raised about educating the
. people now. Our forefathers were vir
- ttiotis, moral, patriotic and happy, and
they were not all educated in "book
knowledge;" and many of them did
; not consider it a disgrace to be unable to
I writo tlieir own names. Still, as we
i said, reading, writing and cyphering are
merely muchaiiieal operations, which
i all persons should be taught and required
ito learn ; and no time need be lost in
f teaching or learning, for a thorough
knowledge of these branches may be
■ acquired without interfering with the
I daily duties of the learner. But, to
! spend years at school, academy, or col
lege, studying the sciences in order to
make a man or woman, who is com
f pelled to gain his or her livelihood by
s laying bricks, carrying a hod, chopping
1 wood, or making dresses, washiugsoiled
linen, or cooking beefsteaks for her hus
_ band's breakfast, wretched, envious and
I discontented with his or her condition
I and position in life, is what we object to
.as useless and nonsensical. All men
cannot be teachers, lawyers, doctors,
ijderto. litt.rat.HW, ph.loßop_.w_, or
gentlemen of elegant leisure; some must
be hewers of wood and drawers of water;
and to perform these duties requires but
a small amount of scientific learning.
The reason our city streets are filled
with, loafers, gamblers, thieves and con
fidence men, is because we ruin our
youth bj giving them too much educa
tion. All those loafers that you see
idling around the street corners and in
tbe saloons are persons of education.
Their mothers washed clothes, or their
fathers delved in the earth, that they
might educate their boys—and of what
benefit has it been to them ? They are
totally unfitted for the heavier labors of
life; have learned no mechanical art or
useful calling, antl consequently become
loafers, stai .lings and beggars; and all
liecause they are spoiled by education
lor the duties of useful members of so
ciety. Of a kin to these are the half
starved medical practitioners, and brief
less barristers, that flood tho world, who
would have become wealthy as shoe
makers or carpenters, or farmers. I'.ut
still the cry is educate—cram them with
knowledge—stutrthem with philosophy,
physiology, and all the other ologies.
We must educate the masses, the peo
ple, the -women, the negroes! Fifty
years ago the sturdy men and women
who went forth into the forests of the
tar west to build up for themselves a
home, and for their country a name, by
their industry; and to combat and over
come by their indomitable courage, the
difficulties that beset pioneer life, were
neither physically nor mentally en
feebled or unfitted for the great task by
too much education. They were the
students of nature and hud been trained
in the school of experience; aud their
children have been reared up in the
same school. Few opportunities had
they for acquiring "book learning,"—a
quarter's schooling sufficed for the most
fortunate; and we search in vain among
them for the evil effects of a want of
school-training. Many of the brightest
intellects in the land, aud the most en
lightened statesmen, perhaps, never saw
the inside of a school-room much less of
If the real ability is there, and the
subject is left free to make his ch-ice,
he will secure his own education, despite
the obstacles that poverty or legislation
may surround him with. It in not, we
contend, for the interests of civilization
" thnt all men should be liberally educated,
but we admit that all should be allowed
an equal opportunity to secure a liberal
education, anil that opportunity they
now have. Books are cheap, and edu
cational institutions are abundant, and
there is no law to prevent any person in
the land from becoming as learned as
Noah Webster or Professor Agassiz, and
we have no desire to thwart or control
in any manner whatever the inclina
tion of any child of the people to satisfy
his thirst for knowledge, but would
rather encourage the ambitious aspira
tions of all who earnestly seek after tho
priceless jewel, either for its own sake
lor for the benefits to be derived from its
! possession; but we would leave it entire
,ly to their own choice. .We would not
■ force knowledge into an unwilling mind,
•in the manner we compel a child to
. swallow nauseating drugs. If tho in
clination to learn is good and the capac
, ity equal to it, we would leave the will
free, aud place no barrier In the way of
the vaulting mind; but we would not
compel the boy that wishes to be a good
carpenter to become a bad lawyer, a
worse physician, or a fool in the pulpit.
If the radical ideas of education be
persisted in, we shall soon have a world
filled with confirmed infidels, skeptical
christians, and all sorts of learned idiots,
full of the importance of their acquired
attainments, with neither mind nor
modesty to chasten their arrogant as
sumptions of knowledge; we shall have
nothing but philosophers, and nobody
to do anything but discuss metaphysics;
for as education unfits man for the
manual labors and menial duties of life,
we shall be without laborers, servants,
or workmen of any kind, and turn to a
nation of loafers and beggars. Educate
the people, by all means, but educate
them to work. Toach them that it is
manly to labor—to earn their bread in
any honest calling—and that they can
not all become philosophers. Heaven
save us from the swarms of half educated
fools that will throng our cities, if we
are to indiscriminately, cram knowledge
into every head in the land regardless of
inclination or capacity. A little learn
, ing is not so dangerous a thing as too
. much learning, Pope to the contrary,
notwithstanding. All must not become
teachers. Let knowledge be free, aud
its benefits be alike open to all, but force
Ino man or boy to accept it against his
better judgment of what is best for him
in life. There is a general cry raised .
about educating the negro. We have no
objection to his learning all that he is
capable of acquiring, but wesee no ne
cessity of forcing knowledge into his
skull. Teach him to be a good and use
ful member of society, and let him take
care of his own education. He can pro
cure books anif newspapers cheap, and
he already enjoys every advantage for
acquiring knowledge that tho white
man possesses, and if he has the incli
nation he will acquire it; but we see no
reason why we should insist upon
making him learned even against his
will. Besides, if the matter were inves
tigated, it would probably be found that
the negroes are not far behind the poor
whites in America and elsewhere in
knowledge, natural or acquired, and
are equally as happy aud content
ed with the limited amount they
possess, as if they were much more
learned. We would not fill their minds
with vain learning that would choke up
the joyous well-springs of their happy
hearts with envy and discontent, liv
ery man to his calling is a good princi
ple in this world's economy, and we
must educate men to labor in all branches
of industry. A cook or a bootblack is
as necessary lo the happiness of man
kind as a lawyer or a preacher, and tilt
world can do without the latter much
better than it can dispense with the for
mer. I.uiv.n_-U-i»c*-to« would - 01 --*
tiply learned loafers, increase consu
mers, and reduce the it umber of pro
ducers, and therefore It is not a wise
—, ,—... ■» «
NORFOLK rOST DESPATCHES.
New Yokk, October __th.— Steamer
St. John, of the Alabama Line, ex
ploded her boiler this morning. Seven
persons were killed. Cause of explosion
Washington, Oct. 28.—Governor
Johnson, of Georgia, has been officially
notified by the Secretary of State, that
the President cannot recognize the peo
ple of any State as having resumed rela
tions of loyalty to the Union until the
State admits as legal the obligations
contracted or debts created in their name
to prosecute tlie war of rebellion.
President Johnson has issued a procla
mation recommending the first Thurs
day in December as national thanksgiv
NEW YORK MARKETS.
New York, Oct. 28.—Cotton dull;
flour declined five to ten per cent,
wheat and corn advanced one per cent;
beef firm; pork steady; lard heavy;
ALARM OF THE PROVINCIALS.
Tohonto, Oct. 27.—The Leader to-day
has an article on the expected Fenian
invasiou, and calls upon the govern
ment to take the arms from the volun
teers, lest tlie Fenians should get them,
establish patrols on the frontiers, and
inaugurate a passport system. A fear
ful state of alarm exists here.
The jury in the Sanders kidnapping
case are still locked up.
A raid on tho Canadian banks by the
Fenians is expected.
We have 4 indies of snow here, and it
is still falling.
Gov. Teikpoint and the Peopli. op
Richmond.—The Richmond correspon
dent of the Washington Chronicle writes
Governor Peirpoint's assertion that
" Virginia will repudiate every cent of
the national debt," does not meet with
a hearty response from a majority of the
citizens of Richmond, although many
give it endorsement. It is to be regret
ted that Governor Peirpoint, without
the authority of the loyal Virginian;,
should make such a statement, which
only adds fuel to the dying embers of
treason, and ull'ords blatant rebels an
opportunity to inflame the minds and
excite the passions of the prejudiced. It
maybe his individual opinion that we
will nut imi Inn iI to the taxation, hut as
Governor of the State, it was unwise
and injudicious to make such a state
ment, nt a period when harmony anil
unity prevailed in onr counsels, and
when every good citizen was exerting
himself to forget the past in anticipation
of the future glory and prosperity of a
The funeral uf the lute KI.KZA T. TOMPKINS, eldest
, son of Jno. J. end Mnrv 1,. Tompkins, who was killed in
the memorable li.iltl.- of Manajaai, Algust SOttt, lh__,
mid whose ______ are now in this city, will take pliu-e
fiom th* Cumberland Btreel llaptiat tliuivli, this MON
-1 DA V evening, at :l o'clock. The friends of Ihe family aro
replicated to attend without liuilier notice.
Arrivals at the Atlantic Hotel, Oct 2'>t_i.
Dr. T. o,l'uj-li. H. 1). Roberts, W. D. Slniminir, Ji. C. C.
i E. Wood, W. C. Wright, Mrs. L lieeros, W. Koy, Rich
mond; 0. D. Lalnnde, N. O; M. D. Merideth. N. V; .1. D.
Webster, New lime __*__! . Clnltiirmil Ynite, California:
JnnieaK. Illllei-e. Jersey City, N. V; A. Orr. Philadelphia;
D J.Hill, New Line Steamer.; 11. 11. B. Si-ott, Klehmond;
.lames Thomas, Isle of Wight; N. . mrold und Wife, Wil
mington, N. C; M W. Whitekind, N C; W. w. e__**T,
Princosa Anne Vii; Mrs. 1.. It. Seßium, llnrtford, 0. T j
Mi__. T. Gilford. Clevelnnd Ohio: Ur. It. 11. Haywood.
N. C; E. P. Miirgalrd * Lady, Cist-laud Ohio; Molnn
Bainl, N.C: Cyrus C. Holmes und lady, N.C; HOB. 1.. 11.
Chandler, Va.lt. W. Bates, W. E. Prcscott, lt. James,
Richmond; Col. John D. Myrick, -nris; John E. Doyle,
U. W. Bewail, P. Woodhurn, Va.
List or Cons_ne__ per steamship "Yazoo," Captain
Thompson, from Now York, Oct. 30,1805:
9 R Boruni, Rowlond Bros, Burgess A Core, ,1 II Reed,
BT Bockover, Russell A McO, M A Butt, D Robertson, I
Cohen, A Oberudorfer, II Cohen, Balnmonaki A Co, T W
Clark, Sherman Bros, E L'ampe, W 8 Spratloy, R Capps.
Seldner & Co, J 0 Dawson A 00. 0 Schwurr.kopf. Porbes A
Butt, C E Staples, T V Fttlber, Taylor, Martin A Co, t! T
Gregory, T R Todd, W P Hndgins, II A Thompson A Co,
Ruder'Birrgs A Co, E Ulltnunn, S Katski, Vogelsang,
Kingman 11, 0 Wetmore, L.iwenbergh * Bro, Warren A
Woodhouse, LUblin A Btiner, H D White A Co, L Lehman,
S Weil, M Loyy, White A Sale, Morris, Uwathmey A Co,
0 A M, W P J. J 0 Morgan, J T M, J D Nowson.
Tna following passengers arrived on board tho steamer
■ _ eioo" yestorday, from New York, vi_
_ B Otis, .1 Fihowcn, F Loerdon, E Ocrardat, T Baron,
C H Bony, Peter W Vogelsang.
PORT OF NORFOLK. October 28.
Steamer Oeo. Leary, Blarcman, Baltimore.
Steamer Ueorgennno, Pierson, lliiltiiiii.ru.
Steamer Magenta, Baulsir, lticliinond.
Steamer Thomas A. Morgan, Edirar, Hichmond.
Steamer Thomas Collver, Mitchell, Richmond.
Steamer CilyPoint, Talbot, Riclnnond.
Steamer l.corge Leary. Blakemau, Baltimore.
Steamer fllllllll—lllf. Pierson, Baltimore.
Steamer Creole. King, New York.
Steamer Albemarle, Bourne, New York.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
NOTM Of _U« VIROISU BA.VKS »._»_:
Va.BatiK Notes 15 @ 20
ItatikofVa 28 ("J 30
Farmers Bank of Va 24 _> 27
Bank or the Valley and Branches 2a ■ 30
Exchange Hank of Virginia ■ f„ 26
"• " " •' Alex 40 I 45
•• " " " Weston H ■ —
Norlolk Savings Bank isMioa 25 on, 40
Bortsmoiitb " " " 20 .» ■
Va. Bonds, lis o9 (n) HO
N.C. " «1 . OO
Term. " "» I "■
Misso'i." _3M# 73
N. 0. Bank Notes 20 ('» ■
Gold (large) 144 (g 146
Silver '•" © *-*■
City Scrip g
South Carolina ln • —
Georgia 20 _• —
ALE—Philadelphia and Hudson, $3.2_.
BRANDIES-Apple $3.00iu. .00: llennesey, Otard.Pi
uet Oastillii.n.Ar .llli.l_t_.lil.OU; Fumy Brandies; Cher
ry, Blackberry, llinger, Ac., f5.0iK_.i6.50; Domestic (com
__a)l-~>l California, per case, $211.00.
BITTER. —Bnkee's, Drake's. Wuhon, Buss's, Bcheidant,
Ac $ll.6_tmlß; California Wine Rillers. per ease, $18.00.
BACON—Baltimore, . .'lea, Ito-_l. Hams, 2dw:.11...
gmlthtlcld Hams, ruts to ..r.b-r, _Im_oc.
BIBF— Exlru Mess, tl .00(7. 21100; Mess, $16.n0r_1f>.nn.
BRICKS— First quality pressed, $36.00; 2d do., fc_.oO;
U do., $16.00.
BAL'OH'S PHOSPHATE FERTILIZER, $66 per ton.
CORN—White, "ikni'uc.; Yellow. fSOfri Mo.
COTTON—Ordinary, Mg-T-I tlood, 37(__40e.; Mid.'
COFFEE—Prime Rio Coffee, 30><„_:__.
CANDLES—Adamantine,-_*3o-.: Tallaw, 23a2(i. A
CIIIARS —Doniestii and lniport. _, MMM, •
COAL— First .|ilalitv, 40;./ tfic: M ~v ilit, .::."..,,. In,-.
DOMESTICS— Merrimack Prints. :u;>.i,; Spraguo dj
__T}_.;Anierican il". 80/; Am_keiigdo-*W| Dutches II do
30 ; __£__• Mourning do'-'71.,, .tin iskifig do, 27; Lan
caster tlinchams ;'fl; Delaines, 8-t| Standard Sheet
ing, 30; M-ne Bro_n Sheeting S6W; S-4 d030;.4.10
Blear lied do 60 a 53 ; Ticks 67Ui«_V_; Striped Shirting
23ii_5: Colored and Bleached Drills, _TUkl>| Colored
FLOUR—Family, JlSOuvtiilriOO; Kxtra, $12.00vai3;/i;
Super. $10.oniiil2.tiil; Fine, $-..".0i.09.5-.
FOHAtlK—Huy, 1/WVff2oo per eat.-. Corn, OfilTelOO per
liusli.l: Oats, M-BTi per bushel; Bran, 40eiw5t) per hush.
LBATHEK—CaIf skins, $4tVS;JI-0 per doien; Solo
leather, 4lK_4Sc. |. r ponnd.
LUMBER—CIear per thousand, *70.00; 2.1 do., $60.00;
3d do., |a_.o-.
LlME—First quality, per bid., *2.r,0«. _3.O0; 2el .imillly
OAlilJM—ltt_«l»c. ~ _ . ,
OIL—V»h»lo, ptr Ijall.n, ti, Ooij*2,2B; Linseed, $1.,5|
Lard $2104! -.40. . , M
1 JOlt .-Jlees ♦*..00_.3* 00; Jrlm- $-__..<_.
PORTER—London, beet brands, $4.60; Philadelphia,
ROPE—Manilla, 23<ai2«c.; Hemp, 2Sv_3oc.
BUGAK-Btown,l»®l6o. Refined, Crushed, Powdered
und Granulated, 21_a__, A White, W/fi; U White, IU;
0 Ex, 18V
SUGAR" HOUSE BYItUPS-_oa6oi\
STAY F.S— f25.1W@30.0f1.
NAVAL STORES—Crude Turpentine, none in market:
Turpentine, $5.:)f1a_»6.0-; Tar, $0.6f1(_.6._u.
TOBACCO-Counecticut Leaf, 20(_j.8c.: Tir. email@example.com
in market: Manufactured, &__.<;_fl_s; Saioking, 6__.lj_>
$1.00: Snntr, DOi-.1-tfl.OO.
WHEAT—White, $1.90_,210; Rod, $L. r iO(_. 75.
WHISKEYS—OId Mouongahela(low proof) __.-#!-_.
Rye and Bourbon, $firstname.lastname@example.org.; proof,s'_ <_S_l.l_.
De St. Mnrceiiu. -Red I_c," ~c, $2_.0(.. 42.00: Sherry,?!.
(oS.00; Port, _l.O0@S.0O; Claret, in cases, $5.00, $6.00, M
$10.00 and $24.00; Snuterne, per case, $9.00(.l5; .ullfor
nia, per case, $12.00(__ 14.00.
WOOD—Per cord, ft.6oiais.oo.
FRESH MEATS—At the stalls, Beer, according to cut,
10(015 cts.; Veal 8(gll0cU.; Miittou l»_.l- its.; Shout
75(0 1 IXI per quurter.
FOWLS—Chickens 25«560 cts., according to aire; Ducks
$1 ihi .. 125 per pair; Geese 62ta>7_ cU.
FRUITS—Apples 75(380 cts. per peck.
VEGETABLES—Cabbage 6@_o cte.j Oniont lOcts. pe.
litinch: Beets 10 cts. per bunch: Soup Vegetables lfii'lO
cts. per bunsh; Ptr.atoes 7lK_sl 00 per bushel: Sweet
Potatoes 7fi(_,Bo c_ per peck.
FISH—Hog Fish $1.00 t051.25 per dozen; Spots 10(315
cts. per dozen; Trout 2_B 60 eta. a piece; Mullet 10in.5
cts. per bunch ; Sheep Head _o<a_l 0..
COD FISH—BaIOc.; hake, tiUn.c.
BUTTER, LARD AND OilEßSß.—Butter .lota4B eta.
per pound', Lard _.<_.3o eta. per pound; Choose __ui_l
ots. per pound.
OYSTERS—2S centß per quart.
The maillots steady with ordinary demand for Naval
Stores and small grain. Gold dull.
/s~l cnn' b_ h e atr c.
It . —
FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE
MISS JEAN HOSMEB !
Who will havo the pleasure of making her debut l--fere
the Norlolk public IN HER GREAT CHARACTER OF
OAMI L L E !
A« performed by her in the principal Theatres in New
York. Boston and Philadelphia, with
DISTING UISHED S UCCESS !
MONDAY EVENING, October 30th, 1866,
Will be performed the Great Sensational Play, in five
The Fate of aCoquc-t-
Oainillo MiseJEAN IIOSMEH.
Act Ist, March. — The Supper Scene I
Act 2nd, April.— The Pledge, of Love I
Act 3d, August.— Tlie Sacrifice I
Act 4th, 0c tobcr.— The Fete!
Act6th, Winter.— The nth Hour.
Tho F.vening's Entertainments will conclude with the
roaring laughable Farce of
DID YOU EVER SEND
YOUI- WIFE TO PORTSMOUTH!
In lteh_. ul, Shield's ilreat Tragic Play of
EVADNEI OR, TIIK STATUK.
._T Doors open nt n quarter before 7. Performance to
coniiiieni-o at a quarter before 8 o'clock. ocllO—ll
AT TIIEIIIFT BOOK STORE, 52, MAIN STREET.
Until further notice, NIGHT AUCTIONS will be held
as above. Theselcs will consistof BOOKS of nil descrip
MASONIC WORKS mid EMBLEMS,
STATIONERY, FANCY ABTII'LUS, 4c.,_ic.
GEO. GRATTON, Proprietor,
LEIGH BRO_, .4 PHELPS,
oc. 30-lw Auctioneers.
AT'ION ALEXPRESSCOMT'AN V,
i Hooks for subscription for Stock to Ibis Company have
, In. ii opened at the office of TAYLOR, MARTIN A CO.,
' Xo. 17, But Side Marset Square.
, Tin Stockholders will meet in Richmond on the 801b
i inst.. for the election of Preßideut nnd Board of Directors.
TS. ~°~ * ! ° B ■
The following nit i colored men will hear of soino
thing to their advantage by calling on J. 11. HIA Vl"/,
__£__< Surgeon 11. S. A., in charge General Hiwpital
Fort Monroe, Virgiida:
I JOSEPH CONNCILL,
Ult KEN CON NOIL,
j »e_* *_011 JOSEPH JOHNSON.
; ' T_ji OR RIO DE JANEIRO.
', ' CALLING AT
' ST. THOMAS,
, Tho United States and Brazil Mail Steamship Company
will dispatch regularly,
ON THE 28th OF EVERY MONTH,
A NEW AND FIRST-CLASS
,To leave nt 3 o'clock, P. -~ from Pier 43 North River.
All letters have to puss through Ihe Postollice.
An experienced Surgeon will be in attendance on
•or freight and passage, having splendid accommuda
-1 tions, apply to THOMAS ASCENCIO A CO.,
oct2o—3m No. 17 Broadway, Now York.
« , ■
BOOKS! NEW BOOKS!!
Just received, the following new Publications :
WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY, 184 PAGES,
BOYAL QUARTO-A VALUABLE WORK.
FIVE VOLUMES COMPLETE IN. ONR.
TEAM ENGINJ4S AND PROPELLERS,
by tbe late Hon. W. It. Kimo, U.S. N.
BEUL A H ,
• Novo, of prcut inter nit.
..RAVELS OF ARTEMUS .WARD.
A larg«* collection of
Also, a large assortment of
School Books and Stationery,
gift book store,
> No. 62 Mam street,
oct3—Jodßt OEO. OIUTTON, Proprietor.
TJURNING OF THE MUSEUM.
LETTER FROM MR. BARNUM.
N..W Yoi_, July 14,18_.
Messrs. Herring A Cb. :
Q-tfTLENKn: —Though the destruction of tbe American
Museum li»h proved a serious loss to myself and the pub
lic, I am happy to verify the odd adage, that " Lt's an ill
wind that blows nobody good," and consequently con
gratulate you that your well-known safes have again de
monstrated their superior fire-proof qualities iv an ordeal
The safe you made for me some timo ago wws in the
office of the Musenm, on the second floor, hack part of
the building, and in the hottest of the lire.
After twenty-four hours of trial, it was found among
tho debris,atid on opening it this day, luih yielded up its
contents in very gmnl order —books, papers, policies of in
surance, bank bills, all in condition for immediate use,
and a nnhle commentary on the tnistworthiuess of Her
ring's Fire-rroof Safes.
P. T. BARNUM.
HERRING'S PATENT CHAMPION SAFES.
The must reliable protection from fire now known.
111 in- I'.o A Co.'s ______ Hai_f_i''Suts, with Herring
A Floyd's Patent Crystalized Iron, tin. best »._arity
against a burglar's drill ever manufactured.
II I.i:HI.Mi A CO.,
No. SBI Broadway, cor. Murray street, New York.
FAltltEL, HERRING A CO., Philadelphia.
HKRHING A CO., Chicago.
KS- KNOWLS A WALKORI) Agents, Richmond, Va.
'tf _"t~a~_TlTsTt__ d fiTi"
l. b e rTk ley,
IHI .MR 1"
'.FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOOVS,
invito, attention to his
NEW FALL STOCK,
No. 53 Main Street, under Jokneun'» Hall, Wholesale
Rooms in tlm rear, Norfolk, Va. sepfi—lm
O B Q ARS! SEGARS.
Just to band, a large invoice of fine Havana nnd Do,
mistic HUM which we offer at a small advance
w sale or retail. J. C. DAWSON A CO.,
sep2—tf No. f»6 Main street, Norfolk, Va.
rpHE SUBSCRIBERS WOULD RE-
L SPBI .FULLY solicit a Share of the Public Pntnm
nge at their
NEW SHAVING SALOON,
No. fi Union Street, Norfolk.
N B.—Particular attention paid to HAIR CUTTING
WILLIAMS A JONF.B,
(late of Mr. Cook's, in chargnl
•mglG—tf .lb-son's Old B_ud.
tt_r A Meeting of the E-.oiK__lt.-4
»nd Flist Captains of the Fire Department, will lie held
this (MONDAY) evening, at 7} _ o'clock, at the 'Aid
Eugiue House. By order,
oc3o-lt Chief Engineer.
B®* Into her Mighty Trumpet
Fame has In-euthed a now word, Sozumont, und she Is
inakiug it resound through the civili/cd world. It is tho
Greek for teeth preserver, hut in plain English Fragrnnt
SoiotKiNT, iH the most effective dentifrice that chemistry
haaever yet eitractod from the Oriental vegetable king
B_af Reputation Established.—
Mrs. 8. A. Alien for twenty years past has been man"
ufaituriugher World's Hair Restorer nud Zylolialsiiiniiin,
or Hair Dressing, nnd the millions of bottles sold every
year in tho United Btates, Great Britain and Franco
(each year largely increased sales over the previous) ts a
guarantee that the articles are unequalled. Wo know
they will restore grey hair to Its youthful color, pro
ducing tho same vitality and luxurious quantity ns in
youth. You can procure them at any Druggist's.
isrW Batch i: lo it's Ham* Dye.—
The Original and Best in the World I Tho only true
and perfect llnlr Dye. Harmless, Reliable and Instanta
neons. Produces immediately a splendid Black or natu
ral llrown, without injuring the hair or skill. Remediei
tlio ill effects of bad dyes. Sold by all Druggists. The
genuine is signed William A.'ltatcbelor. Also,
REfIRNERATINfI EXTRACT OF MILLEFLEURS,
for Restoring and Beuutifyiiig the Hair.
auglO-ly CHARLES BATCIIELOR, New Yori.
BfcW* Away with Bi .xtacles.—
Old Eyes Made New, withnnt SPECTACLES, DOCTOR,
or MEDICINE. Pamphlet mtiiled free ou receipt of ten
cents. Address E. B. FOOTE, M. D., No. 1130 Broadway,
New York. octl.t—l2t
431* All the Conking for a Family may be done with
KB" KEROSENE OIL with lens trouble nnd at loss ex
-43. pense than by any other fuel. No dust or ashes, no
BjT trouble iv building fires, and no waste nf fuel.
4iT' Send for Circular aud Price List.
KEROSENE LAMP HEATER CO.
oit-'_--flt 20fl Pearl street, N. Y.
■I. It. UILI.I-TT, Agent forJ*orfolk.
fIST The Complexion and Hair.—
Bsld Heads nnd Bare Fncra covered, Gray Hair restored
Light Huir darkened, Weak Hail strnigll. lied, and Bushy
Also, Pimpled Fnces cured, purified, and made soft,
smooth, clear, and beautiful by the use of CHAPMAN'S
OELf-URATKD UECIPES. Mailed free to those wishing
to give them an honest trial.
These recipes can be obtained without charge by re
turn mail by uddresssiiig
Cofmist and Pntrnwp.itfl,
octt-4w * :p% Broadway, New York.
To Consumptives.—The adver
tiser, having been restored to health in a few we. hs, by
a very simple remedy, after having riitfcred several
years with n severe lung affection, and thai ilreiul disease.
Consumption-is anxious to make known to Ids Mlow
sofferers tlie means of cure.
To all whodcHireit, he will send acopy ol the proscrip
tion used (free of charge), with the directions lor pr>
psriiig nud using ilw sniue, wliicli tliey "ill hud a pure
(nil FOR CoMSUMI .ION, ASTHMA, ■_■____. Ac. The
only object of the advertiser b sending the Prescription
It to benefit the uilliclrd, and spread Inf.irrilatlon which
liiM-oiieeives 1., be invaluable ; nud he hopel every sitllerer
will try bis reiueily, as It will cost tl i v.thing, and may
prove a blessing.
Pailiee. wishing the _ rescript ion will please nddi-osa
Hlf HOWARD A. WILSON,
octl-lw William _iii'i;l_, Kings County, New York
O 7f H B N T .
i'URNISIIKI) BOOMS for Kent, Willi or without board,
ill a privute liiinily. Apply at No. 4S Bermuda stroet.
P*3£ RENT OR LEASE,
From the Isl of .tiiuiui-y next, the Wharf Property nt
the font ol Market Square.
Also, Hoverai pieces of property ill and about Market
oct'.l—tf OFFICE OF THE POST.
TVT HA R ¥ ¥° v BEN T •
One Hundred and Firty Feet pi INDIA WHARF, at
moderate price, for six to twelve months,
ocif.—tf M. HOWELL.
Tt* - o l. ,jt...j_'-_i. * r~
iiin plvt'ii on tin- ... of .In.iu.ir)' nt-xt, h.'V»*
ral very rl.jril.ln BTOBKB, on Main street imii Market
BdQ-tra, iii tin 1 mo. t luiKii)(.__ liai't of tlio town. Also,
B.M-ial DWRLUNQB _wd OFFICftS, ami a wan ctmve
i_li-.it Wlmrf Property. Apply nt tha Office or tlm N.r
olk " Post." B«p'_- —tf
ItfETBOFOLITAN LIVERY, SALE
AND EXCH ANOE STABLES,
WIDE WATER STREET,
NEAR CHURCH, NORFOLK, Vt.
HUYCK & VKAZEY, Proprietors,
Hiiving a largo experience in the Carriage and Harnett
business, both North and South, and being connected
wilh largo Manufacturing Kstablisluncnt- North, wo aro
now prepared to furnish everything in our line of a supe
rior quality, at short notice, and ut the lowest pnmiblo
prices. We cau furnish
CITY EXPRESS, AND
(ORNAMENTED AND LETEItED FREE OF CHARGE)
TOP AND OPEN, Ao
Particular attention paid to onion for
FAMILY CARRIAGES AND HARNESS.
Cell and exiimiiio "our stork before purchasing els ■
Mail Contractor, and others will savn time'and money
by leaving their orders at onr office. We also offer about
(51), FIFTY FINE WKLL-BROKF.V VO.NH HORSES.
FAMILY AND BUSINESS PURPOSEB.;
Don't forget tlie place,
HUYCK «_ VEAZEY'S
METROPOLITAN STABLES, AND CARRIAGE
WIDE WATER STREET,
ZANTZINITER'S OLD STAND,
N. B—A largo lot or
SECOND HAND CARRIAGES,
BUGGIES, WAGONS AND HARNESI
it - «i 11* S Tj