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THl nSD.VY, - - - APRIL 19, I860.
Stephen Girard, than whom no more shrewd
..iiu'ss au cver lived, gives the following as his
.jh rit iK'f :
lui'v at trays eonstaerea anivritstni uoeraay ana
., l, lie the yrent medium if' success in business, and
7, ,-, Imle to wealth. Anil I have made it an inva-
(,.'. ; (', , to advertise in the dullest times as
,,,. ,is iii the busiest, lony experience having tniujht
lluil i none i) thus spent is irell laid out; as by
l;.,jiht! in'l business continually before the public, it
Iris r etired me many sales that I would otherwise
I,.,,; lust "
Cif.v and State IteMiss-
U mining Daily. The trains on the Wil
mington, Charlotte and Rutherford Railroad,
Western division, now run daily between Char
lotte and Cherry ville, except on Snudays; leaving
Charlotte at 0 o'clock, a. in., and, rcturniug,
le'iving Chcrryville at 10:20 o'clock, a. m., and
arrive t Charlotte a: 15, p. in.
Fire in Charlotte. A Are occurred in
,., i,,tt,. hist week, bv which the smoke house
an 1 kitchen on the premises of Messrs. Gleasou
'and Wintlicld were destroyed. Supposed to be
tin- work of an iucendiary.
V Suggestion. Clawson has painted signs
f.ir nearly all who need them in the City, and we
think it would be a pood idea now to get him to
paint the names of the streets on boards of suit
able size to put up at the corners. We frequently
e.nne across persons who have resided in the city
ir years, who cannot give us the names of some
,f the most public streets, heuce there is a good
deal of confusion and difficulty in giving direc
tions to strangers to tind particular localities, and
l.uiiiess men are equally at a loss in advertising
tlK-ir business stands. Label the streets and
number the houses, and much inconvenience and
loniiifion will be obviated.
Fnrsvthe Superior Court. Hon. R. B.
;il!iani held the Spring term of the Superior
Court for Forsythe county, at Winston, last week.
The Western .Sentinel says: "There have been two
convictions for horse stealing, and the punishment
prescribed by law, under the instruction of his
honor, inflicted, to-wit : that of Anderson Taylor,
of Forsythe county, aud that of one Jesse A.
Clover, of Davidsou county. The case of Capt.
15. E. Wilson for the shooting of several persons
lor desertion from the Confederate army, aud
other alledged offences, also came before the
Court. In this case three separate bills of indict
iiunt were found by the graud jury. True bills
v. e.-eaWo returned to the Court against the follow,
ing named persons charged with the same offence,
to-wit : Henry Hester, John Sapp, Moses Wood
house, Nathaniel Crowder, James Jones, William
lienshaw, and Thos. Close. Of these William
Hen-haw alone have been taken, who was held in
recognizance to appear at the next term of the
Court in a bond of ten thousand dollars. Tiie
case of Capt. Wilson, who was also permitted
bail, was removed for trial to the county of Rock
ingham. The grand jury further fouud true bills for
murder agaiust turee negroes cuurgcu ui ius-ju-ing
to death the child of Rev. M, E. Gruncrt, of
the town of Salem. The principal in this cse,
the girl Jaue, being without counsel, his honor
appointed Hon. J. R. McLean aud Gen. W. L.
Scott to defend her. Her trial was removed to
the county of Stokes. The accomplices John
Fulkcrson and Squire Butner were tried and ac
quitted. Messrs. Masten, Wilson, Gilmer and
iStirbuck appeared in the behalf of the defend
ants.'' Dead. Rev. D. B. Nicholson, for many years
a useful and eloquent minister of the M. E.
Church, and a member of the State Convention
from Duplin county, died at hie roiJeucc, at
Magnolia, on the 15th inst. He was in the regu
lar itinerant work, and Presiding Elder of the
Newborn District, at the time of his death.
Cleaning Up. Our City authorities have set
about having the City cleaned upiu good earnest
in anticipation of a visit from that distinguished
character. Cholera, who seems to be bending his
steps in this direction. Some premises we know
of will look quite naked, if all the rubbish is re-j
moved from them. We hear it whispcrv-d that
the names of those house-keepers who keep the
cleanest premises, will be noted and published
by the official inspectors; the names of those who
keep the dirtiest, also.
Coroner J. C. Wood, held an inquest yes
terday at Rock Hill, (plant ition of the late Thos
I. Davis,) over the body of Dennis, a negro man,
formerly owned by T. C. Miller, Esq. The ver
dict of the jury was, that the deceased came to
his death from the effect of gun shot wounds, in
flicted by some person or persons unknown to the
jury. The body was found in the condition de
scribed by the jury as above, lying in a canoe in
I'ishiug Creek, at a distance ot about one mile
from the plantation. 1VH. Journal.
Capt. Win. Stevenson, in attempting to
jump from a train in motion, at Goldsboro', on
Tuesday morning, fell and the train passed over
his leg, crushing it in such a manner as to render
The Small Pox is abating in the City of
Opened. The Post Office at Lilesville, Anson
county, in this State, has been re-opened, and W
II. Barnawell appointed post master.
David Emerson, for shooting within the
city limits, was fined, $5," so reads the report of
proceedings of the Mayor's Court in the Newbern
Times. We are glad to see a return to the good
old ordinance, snmeahere, although Raleigh may
never remember them again.
Nevermore can the coarse gritty tooth powd
ers and tooth-destroying chemical fluids find a
place on the toilets of sensible people. The fra
grant and preservative Sozodont has superseded
them all. 14 it.
SIIMIVO C-OOJH I I
Kellogg, Wheeler & Co.,
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL ATTEN
tion to their new stock of
Spring and Summer Drcs Goods.
Ladies Trimmed Hats.
Bonnets, Shawls, Balmorals.
Hoop Skirts, White Goods.
" , ALSO
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
Jeans, Tweeds and Satinets.
Sugar, Coffee and Tea.
Bourbon Whiskey, French Brandy
and Holland Gin.
Kaleigh, N. C. March 20, 1806 1 tf.
BY OUB OWN SPECIAL RKPOBTKB.- .-
Trial of Major John H. Gee.
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TUESDAY, April 17th, 1806. V
Hon. Charles H. Dupout, ofQuincy, Fla., Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court ol Florida, testified
that he, had known the prisoner from his boyhood
had been intimate with his father's family since
18:28 to the time of his death was one of his ex
ecutors. Maj. Gee's character was that of a high
toned, intellectual, educated gentleman if there
was one trait more prom'nent than the rest, it
was his humanity as a physician ho did a great
deal of charity practice among those unable to
pay. He was noted for his Immune and Indulgent
treatment of his slaves before their emancipation.
A question as to his treatment of frcedinen
was objected to, and the objection was sustained.
The witness stated that Maj. Gee took command
of a company of voluuteers, called the Young
Guard, at the urgent solicitation of the friends of
the members of the company, on account of the
confidence entertained iu his moral worth, more,
than in his military qualifications, that he dis
charged this trust to the high approbation of the
company and their lrieuds.
Witness made an official visit to Richmond, iu
regard to the defense of Florida, and had a con
versation with Gen. Bragg iu regard to Maj. Gee's
appointment to the prison at Salisbury.
The Judge Advocate objected to his stating
any conversation with Gen. Bragg on the subject.
Mr. Holland urged that the specifications al
leged against Maj. Gee acts contrary to the char
acter of au honorable soldier, and it was only just,
therefore, that the defense should be allowed to
show that these specifications were unjust, and
also to show why the commanding General
(Bragg) had appointed the prisoner to Salisbury.
The objection was overruled aud the witness
Gen. Bragg, who was then commanding General
of all the Confederate forces, had stated to the
witness, iu the conversation alluded to, that there
were a number of hard cases at Salisbury, and
that Maj. Gee was appointed to that place on ac
count of his prudence and discretion.
Witjiess knew Gen. Gardner.
Q. Did you know of his treatment ol certain
women and children in Florida ?
Objected to on the ground of irrelevancy.
Mr. Holland stated that he ished to show by
this evidence that Maj. Gee was not responsible
for the treatment of the prisoners at Salisbury,
by showing that Gen. Gardner, who had charge of
the prisoners in North-Carolina and Virginia, had
proved, by his cruel treatment to women and
children iu Florida, that he was capable of exer
cising cruelty to prisoners of war.
The objection was sustained.
The witness had never heard the prisoner swear
or use profane language.
After the disbanding of the young guards, wit
ness knew the prisoner by the title of Major, but
did not know to what command he was attached
could not speak as to his health when he went to
Salisbury did not think he was a man of violent
prejudices. The conversation with Gen. Bragg,
alluded to, was in the latter part of October or
first of November, 1S04.
BY TIIE COFRT.
The young guard was disbanded before witness
went to Richmond did not think Maj. Gee was
a man whose enthusiasm would lead him to au
act of inhumanity, if that act would advance the
cause in which he was engaged.
Win. T. Stockton, of Quiucy, Fla., farmer, had
known Ma;. Gee for twenty-six years for fifteen
years most intimately, in all that time never heard
of au act ol his of inhumanity to man, horse or
dog that he had won the esteem of all who knew
him; that this esteem, and the interest felt in
him were based on his known character as a gen
tleman; as a physician he was highly esteemed
hischaracteras a soldier wa marked by kindness,
and as an officer he was beloved for the care he
took of the privates.
Witness stated the official places held by the
prisoner after the disbanding of the young guard,
in all which he had a high reputation for soldierly
conduct and courage. He had never heard Maj.
Gee take the name of Deity in vain, or use pro
fane language iu any way. From his knowledge
of Maj. Gee's character, does not believe that he
would allow his enthusiasm to lead him into au
act of inhumanity to advance his cause does not
believe he would be guilty of inhumanity to any
one under his command.
Had seen Maj. Gee frequently after the surren
der, at his home does not know of his being ad
vised to leave to avoid arrest he showed no dis
position to avoid arrest since his return home he
had demeaned himself as a peaceful and orderly
Witness based his knowledge of Maj. Gee's re
putation while iu the army of Teuncssec,on what
he heard from his own sou and at least a dozen
Court adjourned to 10 o'clock Wednesday
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 1S5.
The Commission met and the journal of yester
day was read.
Gen. James G. Martin, fifth witness for the de
fense, was sworn. Ha was Brigadier-Generaldur-ing
the war in September, 1804, he commanded
the Western district of North-Carolina, and was
ordered by the Department at Richmond to furn
ish a guard of 1500 men at Salisbury, at the time
the large number of prisoners were sent there.
This guard consisted in part of about 1100 'Senior
Reserves, brought first from their homes and to
tally unskilled in military or guard duty, com
manded byjotficers elected from amongthemselves.
The order was from the War Department. Wit
ness went to Salisbury to organize this force the
best he could found the supplies in the Q. M.
and Com. Departments there very scarce. The
supplies from the country round had been sent to
Gen. Lee's army there were no tents or axes at
Salisbury, he was told, but afterward got about
six axes the guard got no Q. M. stores and the
rations were scant.
Maj. Gee reported to witness for a time after
the prisoners cainc, but the command of the pri
son was soon turned over to Gen. Winder, and
Maj. Gee then reported to him. Witness was at
Salisbury several times during the time he had
the guard there in charge had frequent conversa
tions with the accused in regard to the scarcity of
stores there, and of the unfitness of the place for
the large number of prisouers sent there. The
accused was in communication with the authori
ties at Richmond, urging that no more prisoners
be sent to Salisbury, and complaining of the want
of accommodations for them that there was no
lumber to enlarge the stockade nor to make shel
ter every body complained of the scarcity around
there the guard had no shelter, except what they
found in the sheds and stables near by witness
saw the telegrams of Maj. Gee to Richmond and
the answers these answers were to the effect
that an engineer would be sent to iuspect the
prison. Witness came to Raleigh to get supplies
but could get none from the Confederate authori
ties, made a requisition for tents and axes, a few
of which were furnished, as he afterward saw
tents in the prisons none of the guards, except
those who were there before the prisoners of war
came, had tents the tents in the prison were
used on the ground, and not, pitched, when he
noticed them. Prisoners were continued to be
sent alter Maj. Gee telegraphed not to send any
more he was answered that an Inspector would
be scut out, and that he must do the best he could
with them, us there was no where else to send
The witness explained the manner of making
impressments, by which it appeared that Maj. Gee
had no authority to impress provisions or other
things. Sevcial General Orders' of the Confeder
ate authorities in regard to impressments were
read and entered of record as part of the testi
mony tor the defense.
The Seuior officer of the guard forces at Salis
bury bad the command, but could not control
nMaj.,. Gee, who reported directly to Richmond,
but he could not control the forces' at Salisbury,
Vthe commanding officer having pewer to restrict
.'the guard asked for by Maj Gee to guard the prl
'; sou, - and Maj. Gee complained to witness that
this was done, and that the officeraVere, many of
" them, unfit lor the, duties. . U.., . .
i a. Witness stated that huts for the prisoners could
not have been erected In a long time, even if they
had the axes to cut and teams to haul the timber,
on account of insufficiency of men to do the work
the teams that were there could not haul wood
enough for the prison, even with the assistance of
Maj. Gee frequently complained of want of
supplies the first day the prisoners came, he had
nothing to give them to eat until late in the day.
On one occasion Maj. Myers seized a quantity of
provision on the train going to Lee's army, and
asked hitn for a force to take them the authori
ties of the Road gave them up after thoy found
the guard had been ordered. Witness further
testified in regard to Maj. Gee's efforts to procure
water for the prisouers, aud also lumber for shel
ters that he had employed the saw mills to furn
ish it, but every thing worked slow teams were
scarce aud the roads iu bad order. Witness ap
plied to the Confederate authorities for clothiug,
but got none afterward got one order for a small
t-upply of clothes aud blankets from the State,
but don't know that it was ever filled. The
Seuior Reserves were entitled to the same sup
plies as othor troops iu the service, but never got
There was much excitement throughout the
country iu regard to impressments, and the peo
ple were opposed to selling to the government
because the price it paid was far less than the
market price. Maj. Myers' district was composed
of the counties around and including Rowan ;
some of them might be called northwestern coun
ties of the State.
Maj. Gee often advised wi.h witness as to what
was best to do in regard to the prisoners Judge
Baxter was present on some of these occasions
aud saw the telegrams to Richmond, aud the an
swers thereto, before alluded to. When General
Winder came he examined the prison and said it
was unlit, aud he showed witness a letter to the
Department, iu which he had so reported.
Maj. Gee told witucss that he had applied, or
intended to apply, to be relieved, because he had
not the means and faei ities to do what ought to,
be done f. r the prisoners. Maj. Gee discharged
his duties as well as could be done under the
circumstances sud with the means at his com
mand. Witness knew nothing of any order forbidding
intercourse between citizens uud the prisoners
ordinarily prisoners are not allowed to have com
munication with persons outside without an or
der. Witness had a conversation with General
..ayes, a prisoner, iu regard to the prison, and
he professed satisfaction cxeept iu regard to
Witness then, as a military man, stated that
Maj. Gee, after all his efforts to prevent the pris
oners being sent to Salisbury, aud to get them
supplies after thev eame, had quit bis position
without leave, he would have been liable to be
court-marl ialed on charges of disobedience to or
ders ai d desertion ol his post, the penalty for
which wo ild have been death, and his efforts and
rcmorstra ices would not have excused him.
The Commission then adjourned to 10 o'clock
' Trouble In Norfolk between the Negroes and
I White rej:l ! Several while people tilled f
j FIItST DISPATCH.
! Xokfoi.k, April 16th, 18(50. A. M. The
j negro population are out in large numbers
i cciehrutinsj the passage of the civil rights
j 1 1 1 1 over the President's veto. The number
of niL-ii in the column is estimated at two
! thousand, vvith bands in attendance, and
headed by negro soldiers armed with guns
and bayonets. A large number of carriages
i tilled vvith sympathizers attend the display,
i and the sidewalks are thronged with women.
! the children of the Freedmcn's schools, kc.
' The column is interspersed with various de-
signs and banners, and fifteen societies are
I Xokfoi.k, April 10th, One o'clock, P. M.
! The negro procession lias been converted
I into a lawless mob. A regular battle is go
ing on, raging with such fierceness that mi-
I mile particulars are not obtainable. Thus far
i one white man and one white woman, and
two negroes have been killed. Major Stan
hope, the Federal officer commanding the
Post, is endeavoring to restore order and
quiet, and has summoned troops to his as
sistance. T1IIRD DISPATCH.
Norfolk, April ICth, 3:40 P. M. The fol
lowing particulars of the riot are authentic:
liobert Whitehurst, a white citizen of this
place, is killed, and his step-mother, Mrs.
Charlote Whitehurst. and Whitehurst s broth
er, are mortally wounded. Mr. Moseby, a
member of the City Police, has been badly,
if not dangerously beaten, and his son dan
gerously, if not fatally injured.
A military force has arrived on the ground,
and every effort is being made to restore
quiet. Speeches are being made by C. L. R.
Baker, the editor of the True Southerner, and
other men of influence with the negroes, and
it is hoped the feeling may be controlled.
No negroes hare Iieen injured.
Norfolk. April 10. 9 P. M. Mrs. White
hurst and Robert Whitehurst have died since
my last dispatch, another brother not expec
ted to live until morning. In addition to
names previously reported, a man named
Young has been mortally wounded cannot
possibly live, it is thought.
Four arrests have been made. The in
quest on the body of Robert Whitehurst has
been postponed until to-morrow morning,
owing to the death of his mother.
Win. Turner, white, was cut in the head
during the afi'ray by a sabre, and has a bad
The city is, at the hour of writing, at last
quiet. The military and civil authorities
have co-operated and work vigorously to
Trouble is anticipated to-night.
One Day Later from Europe.
New York, April 10. The steamer City
of New York, with dates to the 5th inst.,
The Austria-Prussian question is unchang
ed. There is nothing to confirm the pacific
The French troops are all to be withdrawn
from Mexico in three instalments, viz : On
the 1st of November, 1866, and on the 2nd
and 3rd of March and 1st of November, 1807.
It is officially denied at Copenhagen that
the American government is iu treaty for a
war port at St. Thomas.
Paris, April 4. Regiments have been or
dered into camp at Chalons two months ear
lier than usual, audit is reported that France
intends forming an army of observation with
the view of the protection of the Rhine
Liverpool, April 5. Cotton advanced d.
yesterday, but to-day the improvement was
partially lost. Sales of the two days 18,000
Special Despatch to the Chicago Times.
The Tennessee Legislature How the House was
Organized Passage of the Franchise Law.
Nashville, Tenn., April 12. In the
House, Mr. Thomburgh presented the re
port of the committee on elections, but the
Speaker decided that he had no power to re
ceive it without a quorum. Calls having
beea made for the report, Mr. Thomburgh
proceeded to read from his seat, despite the
ruling of the chair. ,4fl s,., t
Mr. Smith moved tne adoption ot.tne re
port, whereupon a call of the House was or
dered, and the Speaker decided that no quo
rum was present, and that no sucu motion
could be entertained. '
' Mr. Smith then moved thatmembera elcct,
wlmse - cases had been reported on, be
sworn in. ,
The Speaker ruled that he was not at lib
erty to have them qualified until a quorum
should be present. It was then moved that
the clerk be directed to swear new members
in, when the Speaker yielded his point, and
the members were duly qualified.
The re-elected bolters have sent a petition,
asking admission to their seats.
Mr. Brien sent in a protest, declaring his
intention of contesting the seat of Mr. Lewis,
member elect from Davidson county, on the
ground of gross violatiou of the franchise law.
The new franchise bill was then taken up
and passed on the third reading, by 41 yeas
against 15 nays. The bill will probably
pass in the Senate without amendment.
Nashville, April 13. The Senate met
this morning, but no quorum being present
The Ilouse received Governor Brownlow's
Expnlsioa of James R. Hood.
NAsnviLLE, April 14. The House of Rep
resentatives have expelled James R. Hood,
one of the absconding members, charged
with wilfully absenting himself to prevent a
quoruu. When he was brought before the
bar of the Ilouse he persistently refused to
answer to his name.
James R. Hood is a native of this County,
and was at one time an apprentice in the
The Savannah IiepuNieun has it from reli
able authority that a telegram had been re
ceived at military headquarters in that City,
from President Johnson, that martial law
still exists throughout Georgia. The Au
gusta Chronicle says it has reason to believe
that the haheax corpus has not been restored.
Washington, April 1G. In the Senate,
the proceedings to-dav possessed but little
interest. Mr. Stewart introduced a joint
resolution for the discontinuance of the
branch mint at New Orleans, and the appro
priation of its machinerv to aid in the con
struction of a branch mint iu Nevada. Re
ferred to the Finance Committee.
The IIou e was engaged in the considera
tion of the bill fixing the peace establish
ment of the army.
There were spirited personal explanations
in both branches."
Testimony of A. II. Stephens Itrfore the IIeon
Washington, April 10. Among the tes
timony reported to-day lrom the Committee
on Reconstruction was that of A. II. Ste
phens. lie states that he had conversed
freely anil fully with prominent leading men
in Georgia, and met with a great many prom
inent and influential men at Milledgcville,
not connected with the Legislature. He
gave his decided opinion, from conversation
with them, and from correspondence, that an
overwhelming majority of the people of
Georgia are exceedingly anxious for the res
toration of the government, and for the State
to take her former position in the Union; to
have her Senators and Representatives ad
mitted into Congress, and to enjoy all her
rights, and discharge all her obligations as a
State, under tin; Constitution of the United
States as it stands amended. His opinion of
the sentiment of the people of Georgia is
that the exercise of the right of secession was
resorted to by them from a desire to render
their liberties and institutions more secure,
and a belief on their part that this was ab
solutely necessary for that object. He fur
ther believes it is their opinion that the
surest, if not the only hope for their liber
ties, is the restoration of the Constitution of
the United States, and of government under
that Constitution. He thinks the people are
sufficiently satisfied with the experiment
never to resort to that measure of redress
again, by force. Whatever may be their
own abstract ideas upon that subject, they
have come to the conclusion that it is better
to appeal to the forms of reason and justice,
to the halls of legislation and the courts for
tiie preservation of th:; principles of consti
tutional liberty, than to the arena of arms.
The idea of secession is totally abandoned.
The Trial of Jeff. Davis.
Boston, April 14. A special despatch
from "Washington to the Adrertiser, says:
" Preparations are being made to hold the
regular tenn of the United States Circuit
Court in Richmond next month, ami the
trial of Jefferson Davis, for high treason,
may be expected in two ninnths."
Washington. April 10. Tiie Ilouse com
mittee "on the judiciary are engaged upon
the subject of the resolution recently referred
to them involving the question as to wheth
er any additional legislation is necessary to
pmcure the trial of Jefferson Davis. No ju
dicial proceedings will be instituted pending
the consideration of this matter by Con
gress. The Cholera. One Hundred and Seventy Deaths
on Board the Steamer Knghwd at Halifax.
New York, April 14. The acting col
lector at this port has received (he following
"Halifax, April 14. The city medical
officer reports, up to last evening, one hun
dred and seventy deaths on board the steam
er England, including forty who died on the
passage from Liverpool. He reports the
disease as probably a severe form of ship fe
ver, with many of the prominent symptoms
of cholera. It amounts to a regular plague.
The surviving passengers have been remov
ed, some lo Her Britannic Majesty's receiv
ing ship Pyramus, and others to tents on
shore at the quarantine grounds.
" The disease is apparently- decreasing.
"M. M. Jackson, U. S. Consul."
Halifax, April 14. There is a difference
among medical men as to the disease on
board the steamship England. The number
of deaths and sick are greatly reduced to
day. The decease is decidedly checked, and
is confined to the steeraga passengers.
From Lonislana- Southern Methodist Conference.
New Orleans, April 14. Gen. II. D.
naves, who commanded a brigade under
Stonewall Jackson, lias been nominated for
The Methodist Conference have adopted a
report extending the jurisdiction of the
Southern church in every direction asked
for. The committee on episcopal affairs
have reported, advising the college of bish
ons to appoint one of their number to reside
in California, and also recommending the
election' of six additional bishops. The
question of the bishop's veto is again being
The crops in this State arc advancing
rapidly. The recent frost in Baton Rouge
parish killed the cotton.
It was understood in the city last evening
that Mr. Courtenay, the Deputy U. S. Dis
trict Attorney of Southern New York, had
iMjcn appointed to succeed the late Hon. D.
S. Dickinson. Nat. Int.
A despatch to one of tie Northern papers
states that Senator Morrill will to-day move
his bill abolishing the cty government in
this District, and placing in the hands of
three commissioners, to Ife selected by Con
gress insteact of ,by the Piesident. Ibid.
Jndge Underwood's Decision.
United States District Court,
Alexandria, Va., April 14, 1866.
Editors of the National Intelligencer;
' Gentlemen : In your paper of this morn
ing I observe a very incorrect and perverted
report of one of "my recent opinions in a
habeas corpus easel ' .. V , - . : -.
' In that opinion I did not express a doubt
of the legality of the late peace proclamation,
nor was its legality called in question by
any one connected with the case; nor did I
express the opinion that the writ- of Juibeas
corpus could not be executed in oue State
while the rebellion was not suppressed in
another, butthe very contrary opinion.
My opinion simply was, that the late
peace proclamation did not pretend to revoke
the previous proclamation of President Lin
coln suspending in certain cases the writ in
the States lately in insurrection, and I stated
that the peace proclamation did not include
Texas, and that it had not and was not in
tended to have so broad and general an ap
plication as the petitioner supposed, and
therefore refused to grant his prayer.
John C. Underwood.
Wilninoton, April 16, 1S06.
Turpentine Sales of 73 bbls. at $5 for
virgin, $3 for yellow dip, and $1 50 for hard,
per 280 lbs.
No transactions reported in Spirits Tur
pentine. Rosin Sales of 140 bbls. at $1 501 75
for Common, $2 50 for No. 2, $10 for Pale,
and $3 for Opaque.
Tar 256 bbls. changed hands at $1 50
Cotton Sales of 14 bales at 25 cents for
stained and 30 cents per lb. for middling.
Petersburg, Va., April 16, 1866.
Report of the Petersburg Markets based upon
GOLD AND SILVER.
Gold Buying rates, 124 ; selling 127.
Silver Buying rates, 115 ; selling, 121
There is no change in Tobacco.
We note the following sales made at the
ditlerent Warehouses to-day :
Centre Warehouse Rowlett & Maclin, in
spectors. 2 hhds. sold 4 00, 5 60.
No breaks at the other warehouses.
Choice samples 33 Jc; good lots 324, to 33c;
inferior and common lots 25 to 30c. Market
weak and tendency downward at the close.
No change in grain. Index.
New York, April lo, 1860.
Cotton 37 to 30 cents week's receipts
13,000 bales, sales 21,000 bales. Coffee, Java,
26 to 571 T.nrri,.,T-ii Oft t., OO 1.". ,, Ol
Rico, 40 to 70. Culm, 33 ta 60. Naval Stores
dull and heavy. Spirits Turpentine SS to
02, crude turpentine $5 50 to 5 75. Rosin,
2 75 to 15. Tar, $3 25 to 2 75.
Gold 120, firm. Sales of old N. C. sixes
nothing, Dry Goods, &c.
BOUGHT SINCE TIIE DECLINE.
There is not a more desirable stock of
SEW SiUI.G AXD SI jI.IIKU GOODS,
comprising a general assortment, than those we
Lave just purchased in tiie Northern Cities, and
now oiler to our customers and tiie public. None
cau undersell us and lUv by selling goods.
It is gratilying to know that our luste and judg
ment, ill seteeilng goods, tire appreciated, us
shown not only by expression, that our goods are
not surpassed in siyle and beauty, but by the way
we sell ineni.
We would call attention to our
Sugars, Coffees, Tea, &c
Try our TEA it is good.
L. E. HEART,
Kaleigh, April 10, ISOG 10-2v. Agent,
We keep constantly on hand Iron Cauldrons,
75, 120, and 200 gallons.
MITCHELL & ALLEN,
1 lard ware M ereha n t s,
nov 14 tf 8 Newbern, N. C.
X TJ I T XT I IS .
These instruments are entirely new, both in
Principle and Action, from all others Light
Clean and Easy no pressure on the back In
ward and Upward Motion Cures the most obsti
nate cases of liupture. Pamphlets free. Sold at
wholesale and retail.
White's Patent Lever Truss Company,
No. 000 Broadway, New York.
April 17, 1SC0 Om.
Spend your "Greenbacks."
iv is w
-vG AND SUMMER rri
J HAVE JUST RECEIVED, FROM NEW
York, and now open for Sale, the latest styles
Spring and Summer Goods,
IVEn.slin.ss jxikI Ljwvns,
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
bought slnee the great decline in prices conse
quently Lean give all iy customers
Call aud look before you buy. It will " cost you
nothing, and save your money. Now U the time,
the place, to spend your Greenbacks, to the most
advantage. I am selling as cheap as yon can buy
at retail in New York. No humbug. Quick sale
aud small prollts is my motto.
J. KI3VSEY, Ihyetteville St.,
april 7. 1806 -tf. Raleigh, N. C.
(FORMERLY op ROWLAKD A BROS,)
CONSTANTLY on band a good supply of Cef
fee, Sugar, Molasaes and other goods usually kpt
in a Wkolesale Grocery.
Agent for the sale of Peruvian Guano, -wrajnamt-cd
pure as imported.
Price, tlOO per ton- Cash before deliwry.
ARTIFICIAL LEGS AND ARSIS.
; IN RICHMOND, VA.,
Du. DOUGLAS BLY. the Anatomist and Sur
geon who invented the Anatomical Ball and Socket
Jointed Leg, with lateral or side motion at tae
ankle, like 'lhe natural one, has just opened an
Office in Richmond, Va., near the postofflce, for
the manufacture and sale of his celebrated Arlili-
cial Legs and Arms. The superiority of these
Limbs has caused them to besought for, throngh
o" almost the entire world, as will be seen by the
folio ring list of olliccs where they ar.e manufac
tured and sold :
Augusta, Ga 2d
New Orleans, La.,
St. Louis, Mo.,
Cincinnati, Ohio, ,
Rochester, N. Y.,
For further information
the nearest office.
. .29, Leicester Square.
. .Near the Post OHiee.
door from Post Ollice.
77 Carondelet St.
893 Main St.
In City Hall.
73 Pine street.
...148 West Fourth St.
, .Opposite Post OrHce.
Over Post Ollice.
, address Dr. BLY, at
P Tl HAD R T.t T1 I A .
! ASTOR Pi ACE. I 10 C3EFN ST.'isL
L-S NEW YORK. I BOSTON. C3
ACCRCSS THE IHVEHTOS
S.FRANK. PiLMtR.LLD.PRESTA. A UM3 C.
These inventions stand approved as the "best"
by the most eminent Seientilic and Surgical Socie
ties of the world, the inventor having been hon
ored with the award of FIFTY GOLD AND SIL
VER MEDALS (or "First Prizes") including the
Great Medals of the World's Exhibitions in Lou
don and New York ; also the most Honorary Re
port of the great Society of Surgeons of Paris,
riving bis Patents place above the English ami
Dr. Palmes gives personal attention to the bu
siness of his profession, aided by men of the best
q i ditieat ions and greatest experience. He is spec
ially commissioned by the Government, and has
tlu patronage of the prominent Ofiieers of the
Army aud Navy. Six Major-Generals and more
than a thousand less distinguished officers and sol
diers have worn the Palmer Limbs on active duty,
while still greater numbers of" eminent civilians
are, by their aid, tilling important positions, and
ellectnully conceal their misfortune.
Advice and Pamphlets Gratis.
To avoid the imposition of piratical copyists.
applv only to Du. PALMER, as ahove directed,
or to his Agent, GEO. 11. TAYLOR,
aee o tt JNev.- iJcrne, JS. C.
23 POLLOK STREET,
july 1770 tf
gTRF.NGTH TO THE WEAK I
YOUTH TO THE AGED ! !
LIFE REJU VENA TOR.
Tiiis preparation is nnequaled as a Rejuvenator
and Restorer of wasted icirt functions.
The feeble, the aged, ane. all those who have in
any way impaired tneir vitality by excessive men
tal or pnysieat application, will li'nd the Biokrcne
to be what its name implies, a Life Rejuvenator,
which, while it builds up the shattered constitu
tion, will also impart to the feelings the briskness
and energy which belong to youth.
No matter by what cause any organ lias become
enfeebled in its fuuetious, this'supcrb preparation
win remove that cause at once and forever.
CURES GENERAL DEBILITY, IM POTENCY
NEK VOL'S INCAPACITY, DYSPEPSIA,
DEPRESSION, LOSS OF APPETITE,
LOW SPIRITS. IMBECILITY, MEN
TAL INDOLENCE, EMACIA
It has a most delightful, desirable and novel efTeci
upon the NEIi VOL'S SYSTEM; and all who are
in any way prostrated by nervous disabilities are
earnestly advised to seek a cure in this most ex
cellent and uncqualcd preparation.
RIO K RENE.
The FEEBLE, the LANGUID, the DESPAIR
ING, the OLD, should give this valuable discov
ery a trial ; it will be found totally different lrom
all other articles for the same purpose.
To Females. This preparation is invalua
ble iu nervous weaknesses of all kinds, as it will
restore the wasted strength with wonderful per
manence. It is also a grand tonic, and will give relief in
Dyspepsia with the first dose. A" brief persis
tence in its use will renovate thcs'.omaeh to a de
gree of perfect health, and banish Dyspepsia for
ever. One Dollar per bottle, or six bottles for $5.
Sold by Druggists generally:
Sent bv Express anvwhere, bv addressing,
HUTCIIINGS & HILLYER", Proprietors,
No. S Dey Street, New York.
Sold in Raleigh by
P. F. PESCUD,
GEO. Z. FRENCH & CO.
IS A CONCENTRA
TED extract of the
choice root,so combined
with other substances of
still greater alterative
power as to afford an cf
n.ctual antidote for dis-
asis Sarsapariila is re
puted to cure. Such a
remedy is surely wanted
by those who suffer from
and that one which will accomplish their cure must
prove, as this has, of i umcuse service to this
large class of our afflicted fellow-citizens. How
completely this compoun 1 will do it has been
proven by experiment on m ny of the worst cases
to be found in the following cotnp?a,yjts:
Scrofula, Scrofulous Swellings and Sores, Skin
Diseases, Pimples, Pustules, Blotches, Eruptions,
St. Anthony's Fire, Rose or Erysipelas, Tetter or
Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Ringworms, fce.
Syphilis or Vencrial Disease is expelled from the
system by the prolonged use of this Sarsaparili.a
and the patient is left in comparative health.
Ji'itnmle Diseases are eansed by Scrofula iu the
blood, and are often soon cured "by this Extract
Do not discard this invaluable medicine, be
cause you have been imposed upon by something
pretending to be Sarsaparilla, while it was not.
When you have used Ayeb's then, aud not till
then, will you know the virtues of Sarsaparilla.
For minute particulars of the diseases it cures,
we refer you to AVer's American Almanac, which
the agent below named will furnish gratis to all
who call for it.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills, for the cure of Cos
tiveness. Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Dys
entery, Foid Stomach, Headache, Piles, Rhennia,
tism, "Heartburn arising from Disordered Stom
ach, Pain or Morbid Inaction of the Bowels, Flat
ulency, Loss of -Appetite, Liver Complaint,
Dropsy, Worms, Gout, Neuralgia, and for a Din
They arc sugar coated, so that the most sensi
tive ean take them pleasantly, and they are the
best. Aperient la the world for all the purposes or
a family physic.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ateb fc Co., Lowell,
Mass., and sold by Williams fe Haywood, and P.
F. Pescud, Raleigh, N. C, and by dealers every
where. inarch 29 eod2m
A LARGE BAY HORSE,
warranted good for any kind of work. The
owner offers him for sale solely because he docs
not need liim at present. Apply to
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March 23, 1S06. 2 tf.
JpOR SALE. "
10,000 LBS. OF LEAF TOBACCO, FINE
quality. For information,- applv at
--' THIS OFFICE.
--. tnarch. 4wtw,
Hardware, Groceries. &c.
I. 1. MITCIUXL. G. AI.LKN. D. T. CAEKA
" iVgT-ieiiltni'ril House1
MITCHELL, ALLEN" & C1 ;
22 Pollock St., Newbern, N. C.
Water street, Wilmington N. C.
I-EEP A LARGE AND CAREFULLY
IV lectcd Stock of
Farmers', Millers', Bnildcrs', Mnrlianks' and
llonskceprrs Tccls aad atber liaidv j
leather and rubber
STEEL, &c. Sf
And can lurnisb, at eliort notice, any kint
MACHINERY or CASTINGS.
11. HOE & CO'S. CIRCULAR SAWS,
FAIRBANKS S SCALH
AND EVANS & WATSON'
FIRE AKD ETJRGLAK .'
which we sell at Manufacturers' Prices.
Wc invite particularattenlion to our stock, and
I eel confident that our facilities and experience,
will enable us to offer superior inducements to
pv.rchnsers. janSO 6m.
ANK OF CAPE FEAR .
A GENERAL MEETING of the Stockholder
of the President, Directors and Company of th
Bank of Cape Fear, to be held at their banking
honse in Wilmington, on Thur? day, the 3rd day
of May next, is called to consider the general
affairs of the Bank, and particularly whether pro
e (-dings shall be instituted on the part of the
Bank, under the net of the General Assembly of
this State, entitled "An Act to enable the Banks
of this Stale to close their business," ratified
March V2. J. G. BURR, Cashier.
Wilmington, N. C, April 5. 6 tmL
A VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT IN
Raleigh. Possession given immediately. Apply
at the Standard office.
-jHR SALE !
A RESIDECE IX fHAPEL RILL.
It is a very handsome place in the Western part
of the village. The dwelling house was built, a
few years ago, by Mrs. M. C. Southerland, its
former owner, and is large and roomy, having
eight rooms and a passage. Appurtcnant arc all
the necessary out-buildings and five acres of
The property will be sold cheap and the terms
Those wishing to purchase, can apply to Kemp
P. Battle, Esq, at Raleigh, he being mv agent
for the sale. A. J. DeROSSET,
april 7 i) 2w. Wilmington, N. C.
SORRIS & BAI.Dm,
Kc. IS, Hanover Street, Raltinjcre,
C(OM MISSION MERCHANTS FOR THE
sale of Cotton Yarns, Sheetings, Osnaburgs
Solicit consignments from the South.
They will make liberal cash advances and prom
ise quick returns at full market prices.
Refer to any of the Baltimore Banks or Dry
Goods Jobbing Merchants. Also, to Wm. H.
Powers, Esq.E. B. Bentley, Esq., H. L. Kent,
Esq., Richmond, Va., and to Hill, Warren & Co.,
Mcllwaine, Son V Co., Petersburg, Va.
june 1451 ly 10.
ATTRACTIVE SPRING STOCK,
FOREIGX AXD DOMESTIC
O X2- Y O O O I S
T7E RESPECTFULLY INVITE TnE AT-
V tention of the trade to our very desirable
and choice stock of
AMERICAN AND BRITISH
FANCY DRESS GOODS,,
Among which may be found the latest styles im
ported" this season ; together with an extensive
assortment of superior '.
Notions of all kinds.
Wre particularly call the attention of Merchants
visiting this city to our large stock of
and hesitate not to say that we are prepared to
oiler extra inducements. Our stock is new
and fresh embracing a general assortment of de
sirable Goods, all recently purchased at
and will be offered at prices to suit the trade, at
our AVholesale Ware Rooms, ou second floor of
Nos. 70, 81 and 8.'J, Sycamore street, Petersburg,
Va., where Capt. Edward Graham and Mr. John
McNeece, will be pleased to see their old lriends
aud the trade generally.
AlcIEWAINE & CO.
. HAVING been appointed sole Agents for the
States of Virginia and North-Carolina, for the
sale of the celebrated
in papers and bladders, we are now prepared to
till orders for the same.
R. A. YOUNG & BRO.
No. 4, Iron Front,
febl2 Sm Petersburg, Va.
OF MEDICINES t
Medical Purveyor's Office, Dep't. N. C,
Keiebern, Jr. V, April 11th, 1806.
WILL BE SOLD' AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
at the Medical Purveyor's Office, on Broad street,
near the Railroad, commencing on the 1st dayiof
May, 18C0, and continuing from day to day, the
entire stock of Medicines, Hospital Stores, Medi
cal and Surgical Book& Surgical Instruments and
Appliances, &c, fcc, consisting, in port, of -
57S0 oz. Aether (Sulp.) 50 Pocket Cases,
500 " Alcohol, 50 Field Cases,
150 " Nitrate ofSilvcr, 1000 Syringes,
2500 " ClrochonaSulph.1000 Spliuts,
2000 " Chloroform, . 100 Sets Teeth ext. in
00 " ext. Aconite, strumcnts,
800 " Colchieum, 1600 Tourniquets,
1000 " ext. Colocynth, 800 yds.Adhcsive plaist
700 " Ipecac, , er.
2C0 '.' Opium,
400 " Quinine, .
Nearly every article on the druggist's list will
be sold, and their attention is solicited on the
day of sale. Articles will be offered iu quantities
to suit purchasers.
Any information respecting these Stores will bo
furnished by the undersigned.
D. G. RUSH,
13 td. Medical Purveyor Dept. N. C.
OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.
WILL BE SOLD AT RALEIGH, N. C,
Thursday, April l'Jth, 1SC0:
Horses, Mules, and
400,000 pounds Grain, (Oats.)
TERMS CASH,,4n United States currencv.
t M. C. GARBER, Colonel
and Chief Quartermaster, Department of
april 10, 18-lor-lO-td. Jtorth-Carolina
An excellent Bm and Stables, in Raleigh.
Apply at STANDARD OFFICE.
February 88, 1SC?, tf