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SaveJ. Rjv. John W. Potter, Snow
Hill, N. C, January 0, 1S03, says: "For twelve
years I w:is a sro.it sulFjrer. My liver was dis
eased. I lost my lleoh and strength, and my skin
seemed changed in its color by the bile with
which my system was overcharged. I became
Bubject to ft-anient anl violent attacks of billious
cholic, every attack having me weaker than its
predecessor. The physicians had been able to
patch me up a little, but my health was in a de
plorable state. I ha 1 taken patent medicines un
til I was tired of them. Without energy or com
fort, I was barely able to go about a little At
length I yielded to the earnest persuasion of a
friend and commenced taking the HEPATIC
PILLS, with no conlidenee in them. They acted
like a charm on inj. From that hour I improved.
I have persevered in their use, until now, by
GoiVs blessing, lam well and hearty. I had a ne
gro man, who, as I believe, was saved from death
by a dose of those Tills. My Doctor's bill was
aunually lrom if 103 to :-00, but I have had no tiso
for a physician siuee. I can confidently recom
mend them as a superior family medicine."
For sale by the Druggists. Directions
accompanying each bo.v. Sent to any part of the
United States for 3 a dozen. Address,
GEO. W. DEEMS,
April 1 lni Baltimore, Md.
Itch ! Itch ! Scratch I ! Scratch I !
Wheaton's Ointment will cure the Itch in forty
eight hours. Also cures Salt Rheum, Ulcers,
Chilblains, and all eruptions of the Skiul Price
50 cts. For sale by all Druggists.
By sending 60 cents to WEEKS & POTTER,
Sole Agents, 170 Washington street, Boston,
Mass., it will be forwarded by mail, free of post
age, to any part of the United States.
P. . PESCUD, Agent,
sept 21 ly Kaleigh, N. 0.
Uatchelor's Hair I) ye I The Original and
Best in the World! The only true and perfect
Hair Dye. Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous.
Produces immediately a splendid Black or natu
ral Brown, without injuring the hair or skin.
Remedies the ill eli'eets of bad dyes. Sold by all
Druggists. The genuine is signed William A.
Regenerating Extract of Jlillefleurs,
for Restoring and beautifying the Hair.
. CHARLES BATCHELOR,
au" 13 ly Xew York.
Hill's Hair Dye 50 Cents. Black or
Brown. Instantaneous, beautiful, durable, re
liable. The best a.id cheapest in use. Depot
No. CO John Street. New York. Sold by ail Drug,
Patent Medicine, Perlumery and Fancy Goods
March 13, 1S00. ly.
Agua l2 Iagaolia. A toilet delight! Th
ladies' tre.i.-;ire and geutlemen's boou! The
"sweetest thing" aud lar-st quantity. Manu
factured from the rich Southern Magnolia. Used
for bathiug the face and person, to render the skin
soft and fresh, to prevent eruptions, to perfume
It overcomes the unpleasant odor of perspi
ration, It removes rcdus, tan, blotches, oic.
It cures nervous headache and allays inilavnation,
It cools, softens and adds delicacy to the skin,
It yields a subdued and lasting perfume,
It cures mu-iuito bites and stings of insects,
It contains no material injurious to the skin.
Patronized by Actresses and Opera Singers. It
is what every lady should have. Sold everywhere.
Try the Maoluiia Water ouee and you will use no
other Cologne, Perfumery, or Toilet Water at-
DF.MAS BARNES & CO.,
nov 23 Gin Props. Exclusive Assents, N. Y.
S T 18G0 X. Drake's Plantation
Bitters. Tuey purify, strengthen and invig
orate, They create a healthy appetite,
They arc an antitode to change of water and
They overcome effects of dissipation and late
They strengthen the system and enliven the
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevers,
They puriiy the breath and acidity of the
They cure Dyspepsia and Constipation,
They cure Diarrhea, Cholera ond Cholera
They cure Liver Complaint and Nervous Head
ache. Tuey are the best Bitters in the world. They
make the weak strong, and are exhausted nature's
great restorer. They are made of pure St. Croix
Rum, the celebrated Calisaya Bark, roots and
herbs, and are taken with the pleasure of a bever
age, without regard to age or time of day. Par
ticularly recommended to delicate persons requir
ing a gentle stimulant. Sold by all Grocers,
Druggists, Hotels a-.;d Saloons. Ouly genuine
when Cork is cover-id by our private U. S. Stamp.
Beware of counterfeits and refilled bottles.
P. H. DRAKE & CO.,
nov 22 0m 21 Park Row, New York.
Dry (Joods, Insurance, &c.
The Greatest Car!-;tty of the A;je !
A LIVE 3IAN AT IIILLSBORO' !
ON THE FIRST AFRIL WE WILL OPEN,
at Iiillsboro', N. C, the largest and linerl
Ladies" and ."Sens' Wear
ever offered to tiie country trade.
Having the best custom in the State, we can
afford to sell at prices below City retail trade.
Give us a call.
Write for samples, enclosing stamp.
To Students and school Girls at a distance we
ill sell at the same prices as to our home eus
mers. BROWN, PARKS !: CO.
March 23, 1SC6 2 tf.
LIFE AND FIRE INSURANCE AGENCY,
RALEIGH, N. C.
P. F. PESCUD, Agent,
IS PREPABED TO ISSUE
POLICIES OF INSURANCE
IN the following Companies, whose, combined
Capital and Assets amounts to $2,01)0,000,
Phoenix Fire Ins. Co., Hartford, Conn.
Atlantic Fire Ins. Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Valley of Virginia, Winchester, Virginia.
The above Companies are well known as first
class Companies, and pay their losses promptly.
He also represents the
BROOKLYN LIFE INS. COMPANY,
of Brooklyn. New York, which is one of the most
gopular and reliable Companies in the United
tates, and on t'.n ir business for the past year
have declared a cash dividend of Fohty per cent,
to be divided amnag all whose policies were issu
ed within the past l- months, on the Pauticipa.
Persons insuring in this Company can pay half
cash, and half note, payable and renewable every
year, semi-annually, or quarterly as preferred.
Thev insure on the non-t'orfeii lire plan, so that
the insured loose nothing if they arc unable to
renew their policies alter three or more years.
For particulars apply to
P. F. PESCUD.
Raleigh, N. C, March 0, I860.
jrATHROPt LUDINGTON & Co.,
33:? IJroadvay, New York,
Offer to Southern and Western Jobbers and Re
tailors, ul use lov. c.-i n-.aiKci pnees,
A VEI'.Y 1-AI'or. .'.Nil ATTRACTIVE STOCK OF
CLOTHS, SOTIOXS, HOSIERY, WHITE GOODS, &C.
TORAGE, STORAGE, STORAGE.
WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO STORE IN
our large brick Warehouse, Cotton, Tobacco,
Hay, Corn, Flour, and all kinds of Merchandize
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
march 20 1 tf.
WM. II. THOMPSON,
JEWELLER AND WATCHMAKER,
At Mrs. Thompsons store, opposite the Ex
press Office, Fayetteville Street, is prepared to re
pair Watches, Jewelry, &c, and execute in a
neat, satisfactory manner in .short time, all kinds
of work in his line.
He has on hand a select assortment of the best
His former friends are respectfully solicited to
renew their patvonagee. n ov 221 86 tf 10.
PAY YOUR CITY
TAXES FOR 18C5.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALL
persons who shall have failed to pa3' tiieir City
Taxes for 1805, on the 20th day of April next,
the City Collector is hereby authorized and di
rected to advertise the delinquent tax payers'
property according to law, for said tax. By or
der of the Board of Commissioners.
J. J. CHRISTOPHERS, Clerk.
The Collector may be found at the Mayor's
march 31 C 3t.
rpOWN OF WILMINGTON BONDS.
HOLDERS OF BONDS ISSUED BY THE
"Town of Wilmington," will please furnish the
Clerk and Treasurer of the City of Wilmington, a
list of bonds in their possession, as lollows:
Number of bond and amount.
For what purpose issued.
When payable. "
What coupons now attached to bonds past
A. H. VAN. BOKKELEN, Mayor,
inarch 31 0 lw.
PROF. F. B. MAURICE, Gueexsboiio'
N. C, respectfully informs the public that
he has opened a
Having received the best and most complete col
lection of Music, he is prepared to till any orders
which may be sent to him. The selection consists
ol New Sour) a ud lialhuls, with Piano or Guitar
accompaniments; Marches, Quick-steps, Hitkas,
Schottishes, Mazurkas, Waltzes, Jlelodus for two or
four hands, with or without variations, Overture,
&raV.i, Gem of Oxra., Melodies, by the best
and most popular composers, such as Grobe, Hun
ter, Mozart, Balfe, Mack, Meyerbeer, Cramer,
Wallace, tfcc, Instructors and 'llano-forte I'rim
cr.i. Catalogues of New Music sent free on applica
tion. Music sent by mail; the expense being two
cents tor every four ounces. Persons at a dis
tance will find the conveyance a saving of time
and expense in obtaining supplies. Any Music
or Books will be sent by mail on receipt of the
Address to F. B. MAURICE,
Greensborough, N. C.
march 31 6 6t.
Metropolitan Insurance Company,
108 & 110 Broadway, N. Y.
A FIRST CLASS COMPANY.
Cash Capital l,O0O,000,
SURPLUS OVER 8100,000.
Office in Bank of Cape Fear, Raleigh.
E. H. BATTLE,
march 31 G s4w.
1"ARE CHANCE FOR BARGAINS.
Until further notice, I will sell at
NE W Y O 11 K COS T,
Expenses added, my large and well selected stock
and in fact, every thing in my line except Heavy
(iroceries and Grain.a supply of which will be kept
constantly on hand, at as low rates as can be af
forded in this market.
Dealers and Families will do well to call and
I have determined to sell as loir as ay
Wholesale? Establishment in this City.
TERMS STRICTLY CAS If.
W. ROBERT ANDREWS,
No. 23, Fayetteville Street.
march 2!) 5 Ot.
j Farriss Sfc Lsvclc's
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, SILK, CASSIMERE,
Every Inscription of Hals, ic, &f.
Which the public are envitcd to examine, at
No. 48 Fayetteville Street,
jan24 tf East side.
QOLD ! GOLD ! IS DECLINING,
But all kinds of the best Writing Paper and
Envelopes, Illustrated papers, Fashion Books,
Fancy Articles, and Newspapers, thr'o from New
York in thirty-six hours, can always be found at
West's Stationery Store,
Next door to the National Bank. "Small profits
and quick sales," is our motto.
February 16, 1800 tf
Grocer and Commission Merchant, for all kinds
of Produce and other Goods.
Special attention given to the sale of Flonr,
Bacon and Lard.
Consignments solicited, at Old Stand 4th door
North side Hargett street, Raleigh, N. C.
aug 11 tf 8
53 Main Street, Under Johnson's Hall,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods,
Wholesale Rooms-tip Stairs.
Also Agent for Grovcr & "Baker's Sewing Ma
oct 12 6ml0
rpo OUIt FRIENDS.
We still continue to sell books and stationery
and all other goods in our line. We cannot sell
at cost. If we do so, we shall be unable to buy
of. cr goods. We have been trading in our line
lor several years. Our friends have always pat
ronized us largely, for which we are thankful. We
have always tried to make a living profit on our
goods, and at the same time to give general satis
faction to onr customers. We intend still to fol
low the same rule, which we think fair and hon
orable. Such books as we do not have on baud,
we will order for our friends. Among our late
arrivals, we have Methodist Hymn Books, Epis
copal Prayer Books, Chidren's llllustratcd Books
in great variety, Photographs of Son hern Gen
erals, and Photograph Albums. We have also a
great variety of common and tine Bibles and Tes
taments; also a large variety ' of Sheet Music. We
try to keep all School Books wanted by teachers,
to whom we sell at a liberal discount. Call and
see our stock before buying elsewhere. We are
prepared to do the best Book-Binding in the neat
est style at 6hort notice. We want to trade with
our friends for years to come ; hence we will 6ell as
cheap as we can well under the circumstances.
" BRANSON &FARRAR,
- No. 40, Fayetteville St.
jan 5 tf. Raleigh, N. C.
CAROLINA FAMILY FLOUR.
150 Barrels North-Carolina Flour, in store and
for sale by
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
Merch 9, 1806. tf.
Dry Goods & Groceries,
T1IPOHTANT AUCTION SALE
IN FRONT OF OUR STORE ON FftTDAY
the 6th day of April, at 8 o'clock, p. in., in order
to close consignments, we will sell, at Auction,
the following useful and valuable articles: t
400 pair new trace chains ; , '
60 new spades ;
25 frying pans; )
10 doz mill saw files ;
15 " hand saw files ;
20 boxes "southern Btar" snuff;
600 lbs. smoking tobacco ;
8 boxes window glass, 12x14;
5 " sheet tin, I. C;
300 lbs. oak tan sole leather;
75,000 g. d. percussion caps ;
20 barrels superfine Hour sound and good ;
10 stands mountain butter;
10 doz. ladies' hose ;
200 yards cotton plaids ;
1,000 cigars ;
5 boxes tallow candles ;
2 casks, 1,000 lbs. rice;
5 cases of that old tnonongaheJa whiskey ;
3 dozen hoop skirts ;
14 " cologne ;
300 " agate buttons ;
4(5 " Windsor soap ;
30 packs ass'd pins;
11 dozen combs horn & I. R. ;
, 20 " line combs ;
20 " tuck do;
9 " steel thimbles ;
18 boxes brass do each 6 dozen ;
30 lbs. black thread assorted ;
and a large variety of other articles not specified
in this list.
Persons wishing to avail themselves of the
facilities of this Auction, are requested to send
their goods to our Store on Wednesday next.
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
march SO 6 td.
JUST AS WE EXPECTED.
OrB HEW PLA3T OF CO.VDrCTIiVG BCSIXESS
IS WORKING LIKE A CHARM, VIZ : ONE
of our linn, remainingconstantly in the North
ern Markets, gives us great advantages in pur
chasing all the late Novelties in Fashion, at the
recent heavy decline in prices.
We are now receiving a most 6upcrb Stock of
Ladies Dress Goods, consisting of Black and col
English, French and American,
And Nansook Muslin.
W. II. & R. S. TUCKER,
march 20 5 tf. Raleigh, N. C.
Basques, Saques, Parasols, Fans, fcc., fec
Bcautiful stock. W. H. & R. S. TUCKER,
march 2!) 5 tf.
J ADIES' HATS,
Gaiters, Shoes, Hosier v and Gloves, ike., ifcc.
W. H. & R. S. TUCKER.
march 29 5 tf.
"Fine Soft French Hats and Dress nats, fine
Shoes, Gaiters, &c, iVcc.
W. U. & K. S. TUCKER.
march 20 5 tf.
ri-WO OF TIIE GREATEST BLESS
J 1NGS are HEALTH AND PEACE. To
preserve the first keep your body comfortable,
and to enjov the last keep your wives and daugh
ters well supplied with pocket change, and let
them spend it at
No. 1, Fayetteville Street,
Jf. C. liOOK-STOHH bchding,
Where has just been opened a nice, well
selected and cheap stock of
Dry and Fancy Goods,
to an inspection of which the public is respect
full v invited.
March 22, 1SC0. 2 2m.
URIIA.1I SMOKING TOBACCO.
la 5. 10 and 20 pound Packages'!
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
march 20 1 tf.
IRON AND BRASS WORKS,
rpHE UNDERSIGNED beg leave to announce
X that these useful works are again opened, and
that they are prepared to do all kinds of Iron and
Rrass Castings, repair Steam Engines, Mill Irons
and all kinds of machinery upon short notice.
Thev keep constantly on hand one and two
horse "Plows, Shovels, Spades, Axes, Hoes, Carts,
Wasrons, Wheelbarrows, Straw Cutters, Corn
Shellcrs, Bar Iron, Sheet Iron, Plow Bolts, tc.
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
3IIXIXG AX1) PRACTICAL GEOLOGY,
LAWRENCE SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL.
rjHESE Departments in Harvard University
L hold two sessions a year, of twenty weeks
each, commencing in February and in September.
For Information" opplv by letter to
Dr. WALCOTT GIBBS,
Cambridge, Mass., Dean of both Faculties.
March 6, 18(56 tf.
ILLWARD & WINEBRENER,
118 Market Street,
nv.AT.F.RS TN MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES
of every description for Cotton and Woolen Man-
Also, Oak Tanned Leather Belting. Card, Cloth
ing, Cotton and Woolen Yarns, Warp, Starch,
Oils, Dye Stuffs, &c, fcc.
Advances matte on consignments ui iuuuu una
Orders solicited which shall receive prompt at-
March 6 3m. D. S. WINEBRENER,
5 Bales 3000 Yards, 4-4 Sheetings, arriving
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
February 14, 18C6.
JNSURANCE AGAINST FIRE,
AND THE PEKllS OD' lJNL,AiNL TKAJN8-
Composed of the Gemiania, Hanover, Mania
and Republic Fire Insurance Companies, New
X ork. Capital over S3,uuu,uuo.
JOHN G. WILLIAMS, & CO.,
oct 6 tf 10
For sale at
E. A. WJHITAKER'S.
Lbs. Bine Stone,
For sale at .
E. A. WHITAKER'S.
T. CLA W S OIN,
HOUSE, SIGN AND
IMITATOR OF EVERY VARIETY OF MAR
BLE AND WOOD.
Gilding on Glass and Wood, and Japan
Tin office Signs,
EXECUTED TO ORDER, WITH NEATNESS AND
THANKFUL TO MY FRIENDS FOR THE
very liberal patronage I bave received, hope
by unremitting exertions to merit a eontinuance
of the same.
JhST" Shop opposite S. E. corner of Capital
, FANCY PRINTING, -.'
BOOK AND JOB PRINTING, -
Of All Kinds, can it Exeented with Neatness
and Dispatch at tbe
(On Hargett Street)
n-mmfR at.T. THE FACILITIES, AND A
Superior Foreman, who is well acquainted
with the best styles of Northern prinking, and an
entire New Stock of material, Paper, Inks and
Presses, -we are prepared to do the.
Best and Cheapest Printing in the State.
BOOKS PRINTED AND SOUND.
We are also prepared to contract fo- this kind
of work, having laid in a new assortment of Book
Type, smA made necessary arrangements to secure
One or more papers or periodicals can also be
printed In the Standard office. Publishers who
desisra issuing new papers or periodicals, either
f a .m.Kpa ro mrnl or neientiflc character, can nave
such papers or periodicals printed in our office,
without making a large outlay of capital in pur
chasing presses, type, inks and other material.
Being determined fo do pinting of kinds in
theery best manner, we will guarantee satisfac
tion. 13?" Terms Casn.
ri-cclilw $ tmMvA.
BAL33IGH, 3V. C
APRIL 3, 1866.
The Sentinel nublislies a communica
tion, with an Editorial reference, in
Tirhich the Senior Editor of this paper is
dBiarged with complicity with Booth in
the assassination of Mr. Tjincoln ! Could
party malevolence go further than this ?
Before the war, when we were strug
gling to preserve the Union, we "were
called a Lincolnite and. traitor to the
South. During the war we were called
a Lincolnite. because we advocated.
peace, and spoke of the then President
as Mr. Lincoln, and not as "old Abe."
Xow we are a secessionist, according to
our assailants, and took part with Booth
m assassinating JVlr. .Lincoln. It we
were disposed to do so, we might sue
the Sentinel i'or publishing the commu
nication referred to. But we do not
approve of suits of this character among
public men. Such charges caimot af
fect our standing with good men, and
we do not care for the conlidenee or
friendship of the vicious and .unprin
j During the rebellion those with whom
i the Editors of the Sentinel are now ac-
: tinr. snoke of Mr. Lincoln as Abel
j 1 1 ticks, and they called Andrew John
i son a " thief" and a " vagabond." It
was more than any Union man dared
to do to defend them. We were "marked
as a traitor because we wrote and said,
Mr. Lincoln. We were marked because
we said federals in our columns, and
not " Yankees." Early in the war Mr
Davis made a speech in Richmond, in
which he characterized the whole Xorth
ern i iconic as a "set of Jnenas?' We
rebuked and denounced that, but we
did so at serious personal risk.
Wc did full justice to Abraham Lin
coin ana Andrew .loimson as long as
we darcu to attempt it. une ot our
last articles, before we were involved
in the maelstrom of the rebellion, con
taincd an indignant protest against that
hauiMitv, anstocratical Southern senti-
Knent which held the " rail-splitter " and
the "tailor" in aversion and contempt
Ve have been an Andrew Johnson man
ever since 1 844, when he made his great
speech in lialeigh, and Saved certain
public men in this State who had at
tempted to crash him in Tennessee, by
holdinc: liim responsible for the unfor
tunate conduct of onb of his relations,
The same ansrocrasy wmen now pur
sues us, and which has been pursuing
us for vears becanse we are tine to the
people, followed him to Tennessee, and
tried to destroy the hard-earned reputa
tion of the poor tailor boy, by throwing
in his face the conduct of one of his
kinsmen. True to their vulgar and
cowardly instincts, this same aristocrasy
which clutched at him and tried to pull
him back as he was ascending fame's
proud summit, now grovel at his feet,
and for the present, there is no such man
in their estimation as Andrew Johnson.
They are as hollow and insincere now
as they were mean and malignant then.
But no decent person can gain any
thing by engaging in a controversy
with the Sentinel. With the exception
-..t, c i. ;
Ui mc kJifiic; we ftuf. iixvn it tijis auu
ceeded, it is the most malicious, un
truthful, and unprincipled paper we
have ever seen. Its Editors seem to be
lost to all sense of shame or decency.
Death op Kimbrough Jones. We
learn that this worthy and venerable
citizen expired at his residence near this
City, on Saturday night last. Mr.
Jones, we presume, had passed his
eightieth year, lie was a member of
the Convention of 1835, and had fre
quently served the people of Wake
County in the General Assembly.
It is very fortunate for the best inter
ests of the whole country that the Ex
ecutive chair is filled with a man of Ro
man virtue and iron firmness of char
acter. Andrew Johnson is that man.
His late veto message has beeu received
every where, by the thiuking, conserva
tive masses of the people, with the
warmest approval. It cannot be that
the American people will strike down
such a servant. The present aspect of
things may be gloomy, but we are fixed
J & '
in the belief that his policy will at last
,.If the i Senior Editpr of this journal
were to regard himself as fortunate
when ' praised, and unfortunate when
abused by the secession leaders, like St.
Paul he would be " of all men most
miserable." - During the rebellion these
leaders denounced' us. . as a traitor to
the Confederacy, mobbed us, and put
Wheeler's cavalry after us ; -and now,
when the rebellion has been suppressed,
they call us a secessionist and pretend
ed Union man !
No citizen of North-Carolina labored
as we did, in 1860 and 1861, to prevent
disunion. It is true we supported the
Breckinridge Electors, but we did this
as Andrew Johnson did it in Tennessee,
with no other view than to carry with
us as many Democrats as we could for
the Union, in the crisis which we knew
was close at hand. The result was,
some thirty thousand.Democrats this
State united in 1861 with the majority
of the old Whig party in forming the
Conservative or Union party. If the
Standard had supported Douglas out
and out, and had made war on these
Breckinridge Democrats, the bulk of
them would have gone for disunion, and
with, the defection from the old Whig
ranks to the disunionists, this State
would have gone for the latter inFebru
rya, 1861, and our people would have
been as thoroughly committed to seces
sion as were South-Carolina and Missis
sippi. We foresaw, after the bolt in Bal
timore, in which we refused to take part,
that Mr. Lincoln would be elected, and
we determined to advise the people, as
we did in the most earnest terms, to sub
mit to his administration. We have the
consolation of remembering that we
endorsed his first inaugural speech, and
begged our people to stand by him in
his efforts to preserve the government.
But, when that fatal gun was fired at
Charleston, when his proclamation came
calling for troops to coerce the cotton
States, and when Virginia seceded, the
storm of sectionalism rose in this State
to a height that swept everything before
it. W e went reluctantly and sadly
with our State, but with the fixed de
termination to avail ourself of the first
suitable opportunity to strike for peace.
This opportunity was presented in July,
1S63. We urged the people of the State
to call a Convention, and to take steps
through that body to arrest the war,
and, if necessary, to reconstruct the
Union of the States. If our advice had
been taken, all our subsequent losses
and sufferings Avould have been avoided,
md five hundred thousand lives would
have been saved. We were at first
warned by the authorities, and then
fiercely denounced and threatened ; and,
as a practical caution to us, on the night
of the 9th September, 1863, our office
was sacked by a company ot l-reorgia
troops fresh from Kiehmond. As a
specimen of the manner in which a free
press was handled in those days, Ave
.rive below a copy of a letter addressed
to us by Col. Seago, of Atlanta, Ga., a
portion of whose regiment took part in
the mob :
RAXETon, ST. C, Sept. 9, 1863.
Mr. IIoldes Sm : One of the soldiers
of tliis regiment brought into camp this
package of paper, and offered it for sale. I
do not think the object of the party was to
make money out of the attack on vour office.
Therefore I return it to von.
From what I learn, considerable iniurv has
been done to your office. I hope this will be
a warning to you and all others, not to pur
sue a course calculated to encourage the ene
my either by words or acts. The" motive of
this party was patriotic. They believe you to
be opposed to our course, and that you desire
to betray us into the hands of the enemies
of our peace, our property, and our indepen
dence. I am very respectfullv.
E. M. SEAGO, Lt. Col. 20th Ga. Beg.
A correspondent of the Sentinel char
ges that, while Provisional Governor,
we "removed" that is, stole certain
Standard files from the State library.
Mr. Perry, the present Librarian, has
voluntarily and very kindly informed
us that the missing files nave been
found. We visited the library
once while employed in the Capitol,
and that was for the purpose of obtain
ing a copy of the Star file containing a
notice of the death of the fat her of Pres
ident Johnson. We positively declare
that we are not a thief! We solemly
aver that we stole notning irom tne
State library while acting as Governor.
Major Ficklin has taken in the sail of
the National Express Company. Hehasdis-
l. . - 4? 1 i
til 1D3CH a lWUlf huui.'vi v t
number of non-paying routes, C-c. The sal
arv of the President is reduced from $10,000.
Gen. Mahone, late of the Confederate ar
my, is president ot tne tsonttisicie itaiiroad,
and receives a salary of $9,000. lie is also
President and Superintendent of the Norfolk
and Petersburg road, for which he receives a
salary of $5,000 per annum.
A private letter from Aiken, S. C, datod
March 2d, says that the Express wagon was
robbed near Williston, by highwavnien on
the night of the 2d, three horses and all the
money were taken. A driver of a stage was
robbed of his horses and murdered eight miles
Henry Johnson, a negro living in the
freedmen's village near Mobile, has recently
been paying his addresses to a Miss Ellen
Whitehead, (colored,") and it appears that she
refused his heart and hand. On Friday night
Johnson shot the girl with an Enfield rifle,
inflicting a serious if not fatal wound. The
negro man was arrested, and the examination
will take place as soon as the condition of
the girl is satisfactorily ascertained.
The General Conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church South, composed of
delegates from all the Annual Conferences of
the entire church, will meet in New Orleans,
on the first Wednesday in April. The Gen-
eral Assembly has tendered the Legislative
Hall tor the use ot the uonterence. pearly
turn hiinrlrprl mininrprs will r nrftsflnr. frnm
every section of the Southand the session
will probably continue one month.
PRESIDENT IiINCOUT'S INTERVIEW WITH
JOHN B. BALDWIN WHO IS KE8PON8rBCE
FOR THB WAE ? ;,. - .
, - "We make the following interesting ex
tracts from the testimony before the commit
tee on reconstruction.
The narrative of the transaction given by
Mr. Baldwin is this : After .relating the cir
cumstances of a special messenger being sent
to Richmond by Mr. Seward, with a request
that Judge Summers, or some other leadin
Unton member, should come to Washington
to have a conference with Mr. Lincoln, ot his
(Baldwin's) being selected, and accompanv
ing the messenger to Washington the same
night, of his being introduced next mornin
by Mr. Seward to Mr. Lincoln, and of Mr.
Lincoln's taking him into a private bed-room
that they might be the more free from inter
ruption, he gave a narrative of the conver
sation, which was opened by Mr. Lincoln re
" Mr. Baldwin, I am afraid you have come
"Too late for what ? "
"I am afraid you have come too late,1
said he. " I wish you could have been here
three or four days ago."
"Why?" replied .Baldwin. "Allow me
to say, Mr. President, that I do not under
stand your remark. You sent a special mes
senger to Richmond, who arrived there yes
terday. I returned with him by the shortest
and most expeditions mode ot travel known."
" Why do you all not adjourn the Virgini
Convention f " said JMr. Lincoln
" Adjourn it 1 How ? Do you mean sine
die f "
" Yes, sine die. It is a standing menace to
me, which embarrasses me very much.
"I am very much surprised," said Mr.
Baldwin, " to hear you express that opinion
The Virginian Convention is in the hands of
Union men. We have in it a clear and con
trolling majority. We are controlling it for
conservative results. We can do it with
perlect certainty it you will uphold our
hands by a conservative policy here.
"If we were to adjourn sine die, leavin
these questions unsettled, it would place the
Union men of Virginia in the attitude ot con
fessing an inability to meet the occasion
The result would be that another convention
would be called, which would be under the
exclusive control of secessionists, and an or
dinance of secession would be passed in less
than six weeks. Our true policy is to hold
the position that we have, and for you to up
hold our hands by a conservative, conciliato
ry, national course. The Union men of Vir
ginia would not be willing to adjourn that
Convention until we either enect soiue settle
ment of this matter, or ascertain that it can
not be done."
Mr. Baldwin then went on to sketch out a
plan of policy which he thought the Pres
ident should pursue,embracing a conciliatory
courae and issuing a proclamation, a call
for a great National Convention, and the
withdrawal of the forces from Sumter and
This was about the substance of the inter
view, Mr. Lincoln giving to Mr. Baldwin no
pledge and no promise, and making no offer
ot any sort. Mr. Baldwin visited 31r. bew-
ard the same attenoon, aBd lound him ex
tremely earnest in the desire to settle the
matter, and, appearently, shrinking trom the
idea ot a clash ot arms. .Mr. .Baldwin went
on to Richmond and reported to the gentle
men who had sent him.
Further on in his testimony he added, that
he understood that Sir. Lincoln had given a
somewhat different version of the interview,
representing that he had offered, it the con
vention would adjourn sine die, to withdraw
the troops from Sumter and Pickens. " I am
as clear," said Baldwin, ' in my recollection
as it is possible to be, that he made no such
suggestion, as I understood it, and said noth
ing trom which I could inter it.57
Mr. John Minor Botts gave his version of
the interview, as it was related to him by Mr.
Lincoln. He says that on Sunday afternoon,
April, 7, 1861, being then in Washington, he
received a note trom Mr. Lincoln, savin
that he would be glad to see him during the
evening ; and that he went the same evening
to the White House and remained in con
versation with Mr. Lincoln from 7 o'clock un
il 11 o'clock, during which time Mr. Lincoln
elated the particulars of the visit of Mr.
iatdwin, substantially as lollows:
" Ah. Mr. Baldwin ," said Mr. Lincoln,
why did you not come here sooner ? I have
een waiting and expecting some of you
i-entlemen of the convention to come to me
tor more than a week past. I had a most
.nportant proposition to make to you, and I
am afraid you have come too late. However,
I will make a proposition now. We have in
Fort Sumter, with Major Anderson, about
ighty men, and I learn from Major Anderson
;hat his provisions are nearly exhausted.
have not only written to Governor Pickens,
out I have sent a special messenger to him to
say that, if he will allow Mnjor Anderson to
obtain his marketing at the Charleston mar
ket, or will have it sent to him, I will make
no effort to provision the fort ; but that if he
does not do that, I will not permit these
people to starve, and shall send a vessel load-
; :d with bread, and that if he fires ou that
ressei ne win nre upon an unarmed vessel :
but I shall, at the same time, send a fleet
; along with her with instructions not to enter
' the harbor of Charleston unless that vessel is
fired into, and if she is, then the fleet is to en
ter the harbor and protect her. Now, Mr.
i Baldwin, that fleet is lying in the harbor of
i New i ork, and will be ready to sail this af-
ternoon at 5 o'clock, and although I fear it is
! almost too late, yet I will submit the pro-
: position which I intended when I sent for
Mr. Summers. Your Convention in Rich
mond has been sitting nearly two months,
i and all they have done has been to shake
the rod over my head. You have recently
taken a vote in the Virginia Convention on
the right of secession, which was rejected by
ninety to forty-five, a majority of two-thirds,
showing the strength of the Union party in
that Convention. If you will go back to
Richmond and get that Union majority to
adjourn and go home, without passing the
ordinance of secession, so anxious am I for
the preservation of the peace of this country,
and to save Virginia and the other border
States from going out, that I.will take the re
sponsibility of evactiaiing Fort Sumter, and
take the chance, ofnegtiating with the cotton
States which have already gone out."
" Well, Mr. Lincoln," inquired Botts, "how
did Mr. Baldwin receive that proposition ?"
" Sir," said Mr. Liucoln, (raising up his
hands,) " he would not listen to it for a mo
ment ; he hardly treated me with civility.
He asked me whatl meant by adjonurment
did I mean an adjournment sine die! Why.
of course, Mr. Baldwin, said I ; I mean an
adjournment sine die. I do not mean to as
sume such a responsibility as that of surren
dering that fort to the people of Charleston
upon your adjournment, and then for you to
return in a week or ten days and pass your
ordinance of secession after I have given up
Botts, very much incensed, as he says, that
Baldwin should have rejected the proposi
tion, asked Mr. Lincoln to authorize him to
make it to the Union men of the Convention,
assuring him that they would adopt it wil
lingly and cheerfully; to which Mr. Lincoln
" Oh, it is too late ; the fleet has sailed,
and I have no means of communicating with
Botts then asked permission to mention
the circumstance for Mr. Lincoln's own ben
efit, but Mr. Lincoln said, u Well, not just
now, Botts ; after a while yon may."
Mr. Botts's inference was that Mr. Lincoln
was assuming a responsibility which would
at that day have been extremely distasteful
to those who had elevated him to the Presi
dency ; but he thought it due now to history
and to the character of Mr. Lincoln,- to make
it known. , . .
Mr. Botts was here asked :
Q. Are you perfectly sure, according to
your best recollection, that Mr. Lincoln told
you that he had made that proposition to
Mr. Baldwin to evacuate Fort Sumter on this
condition ? A. I know it as well as I know
you are standing before me and that I am
answering your question.
Mr. Botts related that some weeks after
ward he returned to Richmond and men
tioned one evening to Mr. John F. Lewis, a
Union member of the Convention, the sub
stance of the conversation he had with Mr.
Lincoln, and next morning Mr.-Lewis and
Mr. Baldwin drove to his house and had nn
interview with him, which he narrates as
" Well, Mr. Baldwin," said Botts, " is it
true that Mr. Lincoln did propose to von
that if the Convention would adjourn and
go home without passing the ordinance of
secession he would evacuate Fort Sumter f '
" Yes, " said Mr. Baldwin, "he did."
"My God, Mr. Baldwin," said Botts. " why
did you reject such a proposition as that:"
The only answer that Baldwin made was
by taking out his watch and saying :
" It only wants twenty minutes of the hour
of meeting of the Convention, when a most
important vote is to be taken" (meaning the
vote on the ordinance of secession). "1 am
obliged to be there punctually at the hour,
and I have not time to make the explanation
I desire, but I will avail myself of the earliest
opportunity to make a full explanation of the
whole of it."
From that day to this, Botts says, he never
laid his eyes on Mr. Baklwin.nor heard nnv
any explanation from him, nor had dircitlv
any communication with him, but he had
been informed that Mr. Baldwin gets verv
much excited whenever the subject is men
tioned in his presence.
Further on in the testimony Mr.Botts Mas
asked. Q. If this whole proposition had
been communicated to the Unionists of the
Virginia Convention, together with a call for
a National Convention, would that have pi e
vented the breaking out of civil war ? A. I
think it would, for the reason that, although
the Democracy, which never meant to be sat
isfied with anything but war, despairing of
being able to carry the ordinance, would liave
voted forthe adjournment, while the Union
men, who wanted peace, would alsnliavpvn.
ted for an adjournment. The testimony in
relation to this interesting historical episode
is confined to the three witnesses Tiv-i
Baldwin and Botts. It is quite voluminous.
but the foregoing extracts contain the pith
and marrow of it.
New Book. Rev. A, W. Mangum advertises
that he has ready for the press, a religious work
entitled " The Safety Lamp, or Light for the Nar
row Way," which is to be published by subscrip
tion at fifty cents per copy ; one half of he prof
its of the enterprise to be devoted to the benefit
ol the widows and orphans of deceased minis
ters. His address is Flat River, Orange County
Loyax Southern Pexsioxers to Recovfr
all Arrears Opinion of the Attorvfv
General. Attorney General Speed has "-iv-
en an opinion sustaining the original action
of the Commissioner of Pensions as to the
right of pensioners restored to the rolls of
bouthern agencies, on proof of continued
loyalty throughout the war. All pensioners
thus restored will now receive their pensions
from the date of their last payment, on the
iormer ceruncates, without interruption. Bv
direction of the Secretary of the Interim-
payment for the period "from the lGth of
August, 1SG1, to the date of completing
proof of loyalty, was suspended while await-:
ing the opinion of Attorney General Speed,
which has been adopted by the department.
Airer reiernng to the terms and import of
the act of February 4. 18G2. directin? the
names of all disloyal persons, and those who
have at any time " manifested sympathy "
with the rebel cause, to be stricken from the
rolls, the Attorney General says : " Bv this
act Congress has sought to be just to all
those pensioners of the Government who
shall remain faithful and true, and without
any fault of theirs, they must be regarded as
public enemies. As enemies, all intercourse
with them, under the laws of war and by the
act of Congress, and the proclamations made
in pursuance thereof, was suspended ; but by
the act of the 4th of February, 1S02, their
rights are saved, and when intercourse be
came lawful, their right to demand payment
was revived, and it became the duty of the
Government to pay.
It is my opinion that, inasmuch as m-
rain Saul has not offended by taking up arms
gainst the government ot the Lmted states.
or in any manner encouraging: rebels, or man
ifesting sympathy with their cause, he still
has a right to his pension; and that as com
mercial intercourse is now lawiui with the
people in his State, his pension should be
paid in full from date of the last payment."
-The Acting Commissioner of Internal
Revenue has decided that the receipt given
to an express company, by a party receiving
goods by express, is subject to a stamp duty
of two cents, .'is a receipt for property.
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