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"iiv tiiil State Items.
( ity Council. The regular monthly meet
f the City Council was held on Wednesday.
power was given the pump committee to till
..i-d wells and open new ones.- Suggs was
dereil to suspend 1 is bake oven, that lias been
'i ler discussion for some time, and the 6th sec-
)f the City ordinance, on the subject of bar-
, Own, was stricken out
t i,. rtiimis--io't'rs were appointed to" inspect
lot.- in their respective wards, and request the
'''.,,. s to have them cleaned up.
"' t!0!!,imUce was appointed to audit the ac
of the City Treasurer also a committee to
V-u'rmino rates of charges for draymen.
1 ii order was adopted to discontinue the gas
liaison the streets.
n appl'ii-atiou of C. Gaylord to be allowed to
' ' US ten pin "Hey to corner of "Wilmington
., I Harnett streets, was refused.
' n order was passed to have the g
The Weather which, tor several days, has
1, mi i''iiL' cool tor the season, and as blustery as
M uvli. lias again become mild and pleasant, and
,1-. longer is it the tact that " Winter, lingering,
.',i!!s rue lap of May," nor of April, either.
tr i -i s are begining to show promise ot early
'in;iiU- i the vegetable line, and we anticipate
,V jiii :i?ure to bo derived from this source of
Suture's bounty at an early day.
Trial of Charles Cook. The Commission
bitting on this trial is composed as follows:
Capt. Thomas P. Johnson, Assistant Quartcr-
Cant. George C. Almy, Commissary of Subsist-
1 "iii.'l Lieut. Frederick H. Beecher, 3rd U. S.
i Lieut. A. B. Gardner, 7th Reg. Vet. Eerservc
H A. Badham. Esq., appears for the defense.
Xo witness has been examined, except the wo
ruu. Uilsey Jones, on whom, it is alleged, the
- mil was made. Of course we cannot give the
evidence i" tuc Ci'c- Slle swcare absolutely to
tv l'act asrainst the prisoner, Rebutting -testimony
will be offered.
l.cs. for Soldiers. We learn that Governor
V..rth h:;- made arrangements to supply artificial
U-'i to North-Carolina soldiers, pursuant to an
Av-i of the lute General Assembly.
We will go more into particulars in regard to
t!ii? subject, in our next.
Runaway. A pair of very fine bays, attached
to a sKiall wagon, belonging to some of the mili
Mrv departments, ran olf and came tearing down
Har-ett street, on Thursday evening, like old
scratch was after them. They ran to the military
corral at the Baptist Grove, but, finding the gate
shut, made the circuit of the square, (if such an
expression be admissible,) when, on coming to
the irate the second time, and finding it open, they
trotted iu and came to a halt, without any break
age. Bring Back that Axe. On Wednesday
night some scamp, who ought to have been de
tailed as an apprentice in the Confederate black
su;':th shop at Salisbury, not having the fear of
the military commission, civil court orfreedman's
bureau, before his roguish eyes, with malice pre
;.. use, hooked the Local's best chopping axe.
Alas ! alas ! our axe is lost ;
An axe we valued as a brother ;
Au axe t hat so much money cost
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We have one consolation; the scoundrel that
stole our axe will have some tall grinding to do
before lie can cut anything with it, and we hope
he may chop olf one of his big toes first thiug
utter he docs grind it.
Coming and Going. That is the way with
the Goods at Tcckee's, they are constantly com
ing and as constantly going. Col. Buck will leave
again for Ne w York, in a day or so, for another
large supply. In the meantime the Express
Companies are making lots of money on daily
packages brought to this firm.
A. & N. C. Railroad. We perceive from
a notice in the Newborn Tinies, by the President,
C. It. Thomas, Esq., that this Road has so far re
covered from the effects of the late difficulties, as
to bo prepared to carry all freight seut over it,
w ith dispatch and cheapness. The rates of freight
over tlii.- line and the New Tork packets, have
Something Pretty and something Nice,
very useful a'.d cheap euough for the times, in
the house-keeping line, advertised by J. Brown,
with Heart & Lews. Read the advertisement.
At the same place may be found a first rate
article of smoking tobacco ; we have tried it, and
Pocket Picked. Hon. Thomas Rnffin, who
arrived in the City by the train, on Thursday
morning, had his pocket picked at the Central
Depot, by some rogue who jostled against him,
apparently by accident, losing 800.
Several ne w advertisements in the present issne,
to which we invite the attention of the reader.
Any one having occasion to employ legal coun
sel in the Southwestern part of the State, will
notice the card of Messrs. Osburn & Barringer.
Election in Duplin County. Gov. Worth
lias issued a writ of electiou to the Sheriff of
Duplin county, for a delegate to the State. Con
vention, which assembles on the fourth Thursday
of May, in place of Rev. D. B. Nicholson, deceased,
to be held on Thursday, May 17th. Sentinel.
We call attention of our exchanges to the fol
Lost Men ! Information Wanted ! Any
person knowing any thing of the fate of James J.
Gaston, who was a member of Co. K., 42(1 Regi
ment, Kirkland's brigade, N. C. troops, will con
fer a great favor on his wife and children by ad
dressing the undersigned at old Furnace, Gaston
count-, N. C. When last heard from he was at
Wilmington, N. C. Said company was from the
counties of Wake and Wilkes, and commanded
by Capt. Alexander.
Also, any person knowing any thing of the fate
of Isaac Rohm, will confer a great favor on his
wife and children, by communicating the same to
the undersigned at Old Furnace, Gaston county,
N. C. lie was a member of Co. C, 0th Regiment,
Hoke's brigade, N. C. troops, and was last heard
from iu the Valley of Northern Virgina.
All papers in North-Carolina friendly to needy,
helpless and distressed women and children will
please copy as many times as is convenient.
Address IC J. KENEDY,
Old Furnace, N. C.
Decay's Effacing Finger will never mar
"the teeth that are brushed daily with Odoriferous
:Sozodont. It lends a floral fragrance to the
breath as well aa protects the teeth from corrosion
.and decomposition.. 17 It.
CJECOND IIAN1 COTTOX
O MACIIIENRY FOR SALE.
4 FLYER FILLING FRAMES, with Bobbins
to suit, each 112 Spindles.
23 fiii-ineh LOOMS, ull in good fine order.
Will be sold very low for cash.
NORRIS & BALDWIN,
.apr.il 5 lin. 18 Hanover st., Baltimore, Md.
BY OUB OWN SPECIAL KEPOBTEB-
Trial of Major John H. Gee.
THURSDAY, April 26, 1866.
J. W. Readdick sworn a blacksmith, was at
Salisbury at the time the large number of prison
ers was there worked in the smith's shop at the
arsenal was entitled to double rations, but never
got them got usually 1 lb. flour or 1 lb. corn
meal and lb. beef or X lb. bacon others in
the arsenal got the same went without rations
several times lumber was scarce 12 or 14 of the
carpenters had to stop work for want of lumber
we made some axes, but could not fiuish them for
want of steel.
Had seen prisoners buying provisions both at the
wood yard and the creek, also when they went to
the wells in the town never saw them prohibited
frombuying had also traded with them himself.
Wo used pine lumber at the arsenal, brought
down the W. N. C. Railroad each carpenter
furnished his own tools never saw anything pri
soners had bought taken lrom them the time of
greatest scarcity was about two weeks iu Novem
ber, but there was never enough.
BY THE COURT.
We were said to be entitled to double rations
don't know what the legal rations were don't
know whether double rations meant twice the
usual amount or merely an increase of it.
James Campbell, jr., sworn residence West
Troy, N. Y., was a soldier in the 43d N. Y. Infan
trycaptured September 8th, 1864 went to Salis
bury l'Jth October when arrived got about 1 lb.
good wheat bread and pint of soup had fared
very badly at Danville prison, before coming to
Salisbury was appointed a clerk by Mr. Lyeiiy
assisted to keep the prison register remained
inside the prison till 12th November then pa
roled outside and stayed at headquarters while
inside, messed with the sergeant-majors of divi
sions ten of them had meat three times a week
and good bread often had more than we needed,
and gave some to prisouers in the yard had
plenty of fuel sometimes had to come down to
sorghum, bnHhen we had grease to fry our bread
iu had tripe sometimes, but didn't like tripe
much got water from the wells or from the
creek sometimes forged a pass and got water
from the hospital well duties were the same after
being paroled outside. Witness gave form ot
parole as written by D. P. Lewis, a paroled pri
soner, who acted as assistant clerk with witness
and Moses Palmer a printed form was adopted
and signed about the last of November. Witness
exhibited blank form of these paroles. All the
prisoners paroled by Maj. Morfitt signed thesiv
paroles, with a clause added by which the prison
ers agreed to be shot, if they attempted to escape
and were recaptured thinks Morfitt paroled some
without Maj. Gee's knowledge Gee objected to
the form of Morlitt's paroles, and said it was like
making a man swear away his own life.
After going out, witness, with Palmer and
Lewis, slept in Morfitt's office, which was under
Maj. Gee's office drew his rations from the cook
house while inside the prison drew raw rations
outside was allowed by parole to go into the
town, in the day time, and sometimes in the
night Maj. Gee knew it saw Maj. Gee every day
but had no direct business with him he some
times came into the room where we staj ed
always knocked before entering was always
Have known persons to make gifts to prisoners
a man from Gold Hill gave money and a blanket
to a prisoner from Pennsylvania knows of no
case of refusal to persons to give things to pri
soners prisoners were generally brought to head
quarters to see those who wished to see them
sometimes the officials took things in to prisoners.
The outbreak was on 25th or 27th of November
witness was iu the office at headquarters look
ed out and saw missiles flying over the wall was
advised not to go out on the parapet went up
into Maj. Gee's room and looked out at the win
dow saw the prisouers running in various direc
tions seeking cover cannons were fired before he
got to tne window saw Capt. Fuqua at the gun
at the north-angle saw Maj. Gee on the ground
near the small bake house heard the order to
cease firing Maj. Gee had his hands raised, earn
estly; Does not think the tiring lasted more than
five minutes saw citizens come up with arms,
apparently anxious to the the last shot he saw
fired was by Victor Kirk, a yankee deserter, who
fired alter the order to cease. The CSth N. C.
regiment was at the depot wheu the firing begun,
and came running to the prison, but did not ar
rive tiil firing ceased they appeared very anxious
to lire on the prisoners saw one of the guard fall
from the platform at the gate don't kuow that
he fell from a shof, or from dodging the missiles
could not see the water-gate the cannon was
not fired after he saw Fuqua saw the effects of
the cannon shot in the tents they were struct
near the top ; the gun shot too high.
Maj. Gee wore a cap with glazed cover, gray
roundabout, with a star on the collar, blue pants
without lace, wore no sabre never saw him wear
a dress coat, cape or cloak, nor hat sometimes
wore an overcoat he was not particularly careful
in dress. A dark overcoat, shaggy on one side,
dark mixed on the other, worn cither side out,
was shown witness. That is the identical coat
worn sometimes by Maj. Gee at the prison ; he
wore no other.
Witness was sick while at Salisbury ; had the
best medical attendance on convalescing he was
invited by a Mr. Kern to go to his house in the
country Maj. Gee refused to allow him to go at
first, but afterward approved his application, and
witness went and remained about a month until
the prisouers left Salisbury.
Witness never saw the placards mentioned, as
being posted in the prison for recruits. Had seen
Maj Gee sometimes with the officers who came to
recruit. On one occasion an American volunteer
ed, who, on discovery, was handled roughly by
the officer, when Maj. Gee interfered to prevent
it. The recruits were foreigners, Iri.-h, French
and Germans. At one time, at the office, heard
Gee say that he would not allow the prisoners
treated roughly that the rights of prisoners were
sacred tha1 they might escape if they could and
it was his business to keep them if he could. A
prisoner named Bracket frequently went out of
the prison and returned Maj. Gee put a stop to
it when he found it out heard Maj. Gee order a
prisoner to be fed lrom the cook house, on being
recaptured and brought in after being out .three
Witness gave other instances of Maj. Gee's
kind treatment of prisoners, and described the
manner of the escape of many. There was a U.
S. flag that was brought out of the prison, which
was festooned around the bed of witness sup
poses Maj. Gee saw it, as it was right in front of
the door. Describes the kind of troops on guard
at Salisbury. Also, the palisade, substantially as
testified to by other witnesses.
There was a plan for escape before the witness
went outside, and clubs and other missiles were
prepared did not think his parole required him
to disclose this plan he did not disclose it
never betrayed any prisoner who tried to escape,
to Maj. Gee or any one else it was known that
Bracket w. nt out, he had been seen by prison offi
cials in the town witness was never required by
Maj. Gee or any other officer there to do anything
unusual for prisoners of war.
Have seen prisoners have pies, cakes, chickens
and other eatables, and take them into the prison
did not see them bny them had seen things
brought into headquarters, that were confiscated
to protect the rights of the sutlers. Had carried
in things to prisoners himself ; on Christmas eve,
carried in salt, bread, a rooster and a hen.
Whenever there was firing at night, "Maj. Gee
got up to see what the cause was. Witness stat
ed that in his mess they had singing, violin play
ing and dancing In the cook house they had
theatricals but when Maj. Gee found that the
guards gathered in there, he stopped it describ
ed tiie condition of the prisoners wno went wun
him to Salisbury they were poorly clad, having
sold their clothes at Danville.
Gen..Wlnder was at Salisbury in December, and
stopped the erection of buildings for the prison.
Morfitt complained to Winder that 3ee. took
more authority than belonged to him Morfitt was
senior officer to Maj. Gee Winder said, let things
go on as they had been the difficulty between
Maj. Gee and Maj. Morfitt was In regard to wood,
Gen. Winder sustained Morfitt. '
Witness mentioned several battles he had been
in, in the federal service. Had never known any
pet son refused permission to give prisoners any
thing never knew any act of cruelty on the, part
of Maj. Gee toward prisoners nor any restric
tions but what was necessary to keep the prisoners.
We had plenty of rations more than enough
sometimes don't know that the other prisoners
I had so much witness described the manner of
drawing rations, through the sergeant-majors.
The men were in the habit of " flanking," and
this became so common that Maj. Gee put a stop
to it sometimes, by this practice, 500 or 600 ra
tions were drawn more than there were prisoners
they were counted and the correct number as
Job n A. Snider sworn was conductor of a wood
train on the W. N. C. Railroad during the time
the prisoners were at Salisbury testifies that
there were three engines belonging to the road at
that time two for mail trains and his, which was
used for wood this train was under the control
of Capt. Goodman the road was in very bad
condition, so that it was almost impossible to
run a train on it the ditches were filled up and
the mud and water covered the track in many
places there were as many construction hands
on the road as could be obtained one of the mail
trains was stopped sometimes and used as a con
struction train there was a landslide at one time
near Salisbury that took a week to clear away
his train made sometimes one trip and sometimes
four trips a day, according to the breakdowns
they had there was not a sound car on the road
most of them had flat wheels wood was cut at
f wo places, at one by negroes and at the other by
whites sixty prisoners were sent with the train
to load and unload the wood, under a guard
teams were impressed to bring the wood to the
railroad several prisoners escaped on the trips
for wood, at one time 10 or 13 the guard was no
guard at all the prisoners had the gnns as often
as the guards these guards were called " Home
Reserves." While out, the prisoners bought
whatever they wished witness made it a rule that
the party that loaded its car first might trade
first they all traded, both at the depot and at the
places on the road where the wood was loaded
had seen one prisoner carry in as many as fifty
pies that he had bought saw them carrying in
things they had bought, every day they bought
pies, cakes, chickens and sometimes a li tie bacon
sometimes this wood detail stayed out all night
on account of the train breaking down remem
bered three nights prisoners who came out to
carry in wood traded also -had seen them do it
often they did it openly.
This train was sometimes taken to haul lumber
from Maroney's mill, 65 miles above Salisbury, to
Maj. Chisman, at Greensboro', when thus emplo3--there
was no train hauling wood saw orders
from Chisman to haul this lumber, with threat
to impress the train it it were not done. There
was another mill two miles nearer Salisbury, but
don't know who controlled it. Hauled one load
of lumber from this mill to the arsenal at Salis
bury the mail trains carried the freight also on
this road I sometimes brought a box car lrom
third Creek, to Maj. Myers they pushed me very
tight, both day and night on Saturday's I hauled
wood to the company's work shops this was
brought about 25 miles they had wagons at the
post that were hauling wood most of the time
they hauled the wood about four miles. '
The cross ties on this road were nearly rotten
the cars, wheels and engines were iu a very bad
condition, and it was very difficult to keep the
track. In loading the cars, the guards frequent
ly laid down their guns and raced with the pris
oners in loading there was sometimes a sergeant
and sometimes a lieutenant with the guard, but
but there was no difference.
I took out 60 men with me prisoners that car
ried the wood in, traded whenever they wished.
I had generally eight cars in iuy train carried 4
cords of wood to each car. At times there were
as much as 100 cords of wood at the prison wood
yard, at other times it ran very low. There was
not plenty ol lumber at Maroney's mill some
times there was not enough to load the train
there was not much at the other mills, it was
hauled away as fast as sawed most ot it was car
ried to Greensboro' some of it was carried to
the arsenal at Salisbury my train did all it could.
The lieutenants and sergea- ts were present
when the prisoners were trading heard the guard
say it was against the rules to allow this trading,
but they did it.
I kept a memorandum of the wood I hauled to
the prison from the 12th of October, 1804, to
the 4th of March, 1805, 1 carried there 5,076 cords
this did not include what was hauled to the
workshops. There was only a few loads hauled
after the prisouers left don't remember how
BY TIIE COURT.
The wood was hauled for Capt. Goodman, the
quartermaster at Salisbury, for the prison not
including what was hauled for the shops my
train was used only lor this purpose.
The journal of Wednesday was then read, after
which the Commission adjourned to Monday
morning, 10 o'clock.
JUST ARRIVED AT
3,000 yards English and American Prints.
1,000 " Fancy French Prints.
500 " Double Purple Prints.
500 " Bli-ck rod White Prints.
New style Black Silk Wrappings.
Extra long and large Trail Hoops.
4-4, 6-4, 8-4 and 10-4 Best Grenodines.
Fine lot Full and 2nd Mourning Dress Goods.
1 Case fine family Linens.
44 Bleached Domestic, at 25 cents.
Fans ! Fans ! ! Fans ! ! ! from 10 cts. to $1.50.
Daily acquisitions to our Stock.
Remember, TUCKER'S is the place to buy
april 20 16-tf. W. H. & R. 8. TUCKER.
STOLEN. FROM MY STABLES, NEAR
Warsaw, Duplin county, one Light Bay Mare
Mule, shout 13 years old; heavy set, with a
small white spot on her back from saddle gall ;
and one Dark Bay Horse, heavy set, crooked
back, white hind feet and a blaze in his face ;
about nine years old.
I will give fifty dollars for information, so I get
the mule and horse; and fifty dollars for evidence
to convict the thief.
N. O. FREDERICK,
april 25 16-3t. Wilmington, N. C.
ON THE 20th OF APRIL, 1806, WAS
Stolen, from my Stable, a small Brown Horse
M nle. about eiirht vears old. Any person de
livering me the mule, I will give a reward of Ten
Dollars, and twenty-live dollars tor the thiet.
april 25 16-lt. Pittsboro', Chatham co.
ALU ABLE LAND FOR SALE 1
TTIV. SUBSCRIBER OFFERS FOR SALE A
tract of Land, lvimr in Wake county, near Brass
fidd'a Turnout, on the N. C. Railroad, containing
ICO Acres. This land is well wooded with oak
nrwl hickorv. About one hundred and fifteen
acres woodland the balance cleared and under
good fence. The land is highly productive. Ap
ply to me at Raleigh,
april 25 ltt-Ot. T. W. LEE.
OLD APPLE BRANDY.
5 Barrels Fine old Apple Brandy, for sale by
i. jr. vv iiiLiiaJuvii vo
March 9, 1806. tf.
Arrival ef tie City of Bastom The Aistro-Prns-gian
TnmWes. . " '
Sandy Hook, April 25. The mail ship
City of Boston, "with dates to the 12th inst,
has arrived. ' , '
The Austro-German difficulty continues
critical. It is asserted that Austria refused
to comply with Prussia's request to with
draw her order for the molestation of her
"George Peabody has replied to the Queen's
letter, expressing the warmest gratitude anc?
thanks. He says he will value her portrait
as the most precious heirloom he can leave
iu the land ot his birth, where, together with
herletter.it will ever be regarded as evi
dence of the kindlv feeling of the Queen
toward a citizen of the United States.
Trial of the Philadelphia Murderer Commenced
Philadelphia, April 25. An immense
crowd assembled around the court-house
door this morning, awaiting the arrival of
Probst, the murderer of the Dearing family
He was admitted' through a side door, how
ever, disappointing the crowd. After the
usual preliminaries, a bill of indictment for
the murder of Christopher Dearing was read.
The prisoner plead " not guilty." The court
proceeded to select a iury. At noon, four
jurors had been empauneled. About twenty
Order Relative to Lands upon which Federal
Soldiers are Buried.
"Washington, April 25. The Secretary of
War has issued an order forbidding all per
sons who are cultivating land upon which
the graves ot Union soldiers are located lrom
mutilating or obliterating the tntces of such
graves by ploughing or otherwise. The of
ficers connected with the military service are
instructed to report any breach of this or
der to the Quartermaster General.
A Mob in Kentucky.
Bowling Green, Ky., April 25. Consid
erable excitement was caused here to-day bv
a mob endeavoring to rescue from the sheriff
a negro, who had committed murder, with
the intent of hanging the negro. A few sol
fliers stationed here came to the rescue. The
sheriff and soldiers are repelling the mob, but
the sheriff has telegaaphed to Louisville for
more, and a company leaves lor this place
Fearful Crevasse Below IVew Orleans.
New Orleans. April 23. A fearful crev
asse has occurred twenty miles below the
city, at Packard's plantation. It is an acre-and-a-half
wide, and the whole left bank be
low is threatened with inundation. The
flooded district is planted with cane. The
whole 1 crre LSalt country is now threatened.
I he parishes ot Baton Koujjre. Bienville,
and Point Coupee are overflowed. It is re
)orted that the grand levee at Morgansia is
The Provost Judge here is in iail, charged
Manv cotton agents have been arrested.
and are apnlying for a writ of JiaUjas corpus
which has been refused.
General Gregory Dismissed.
Galveston. April 22. Gen. Gregory, of
the Freedmen's Bureau, has been dissmissed
and ordered to Washington.
Application for Pardon.
Ex-Ma vor John T. Monroe, of New Or
leans, and Alderman J. O. Nixon ; Colonel
Nixon, of the Crescent newspaper before the
war, are among the late arrivals of pardon
Dismal Swamp Canal.
The Directors of the Dismal Swamp Canal
have petitioned the Congress to make an
appropriation lor the improvement of the
locks, &c, of that work. A special Com
mission was appointed by the Secretary of
the Treasurv to make an examination of the
condition of the canal and the affairs of the
Company, for the purpose of laying the re
port before Congress. The Committee have
performed the duty as assigned rliem, and
to-day filed their report with the Secretary.
Governor Jenkins' Proclamation.
Gov. Jenkins, of Georgia, has issued a
proclamation defining the effect of the Pres
ident's peace proclamation in that State. He
says " it does not remove martial law or op
erate in anv wav on the Freedman's Bureau
in the exercise of its legitimate jurisdiction."
The Cholera on Ships at Xew York.
New York. April 2-1. The report on the
rpaarantine commissioners' books show that
from the 12th to the 20th ot April, inclusive,
fortv-seven deaths from cholera occurred on
hoard the Virginia ; on the 21st, four, and on
the 22d. ten, making in all. down to Sunday
night, sixty-one deaths. On the 20th, there
were thirty-four caes in hospital ; on the
21st, sixty-seven, and on the 22d, seventy-
The report of to-day from quarantine is
that seven new. cases of cholera have been
received on the hospital ship. Five died
last night. Eighty cases remain in the
A Frniin Invasion Stopped.
St. Stephens, N. B., April 23. A small
party of Fenians attempted to cross from
Calais to St. Stephens this afternoon. Being
stopped by the sentry at this end of the
bridge, one ot them drew a revolver antl
fired, when they turned and scattered back.
U hen thev reached the American side thev
were arrested by the guard stationed there,
and are now in custody. Colonel Henry im
mediately telegraphed the fact to General
Meade, and now awaits his orders.
Portsmouth and Norfolk.
The former election in Portsmouth, Va., :
for municipal ollicers having been contested t
by a Radical party, anew election took place
on last Saturday. On the former occasion it
is asserted that the Commissioners, or a por
tion of them, deserted their post before the
legal hours of election had expired. The
Citizens' Ticket, as it is called, was elected
by a large majority. The party supporting ,
this ticket approved of the President's
it is proposed m jNorioiK, va., nv some oi
the principal citizens, to hold a public meet
ing and prepare a statement of the recent
occurrences attending the negro procession
in honor of the passage of the Civil Rights
bill, in that cy several days since. 1 he
proposition is meeting with general favor,
aud will probably be carried into execution
in the course of the present week.
The Freedmen's Bnreair.
The Fortress Monroe correspondent of the
Norfolk Virginian of yesterday, gives the
following intelligence :
I have been given to understand, on good
authority, that the opinion formed by these
commissioners is, that the Freedmen's Bu
reau ought to be immediately and universally
abolished, if its modus operandi is similarly
conducted, and productive of similar results
as characterizes the administration of its af
fairs in this district.
Forty-six persons from South Carolina,
seven from Louisiana, and one from Georgi:
were pardoned by the President yesterday
a few of whom were pardoned under th
first and twelfth, but the larger portion ur
der the thirteenth exception of the amnest.
Trial of Ex-President Davis.
The law officer of the Government, und
instructions of the President, is preparing t
have Jefferson Davis arraigned before th
United States Circuit Court of Virginif
which meets at Norfolk, Virginia, on the fir.
Monday in May, upon the charge of hig
treason. Nothing will prevent this actio
but the intervention of Congress, or the r
fusal of Chief Justice Chase to- try the cast-.
Washington Republican, 25th.
: ..: ." The Crop. -:
lion. Isaac Newton, Commissioner of Agriculture,-has
receired advices from Macon
County, Georgia, iu reference to the plant
ing of the cotton crop, stating that the plant
ers generally are in the- midst' of planting,
but that an area will le planted this season
somewhat smaller than ' usual, owing to a
wide-prevailing fear among planters that the
seed has lost much of its vitality by lying
four or five years in the gin-houses. . Many
planters have been compelled to plant over
from this cause, thus losing two weeks of
.the best cotton-growing season. Star.
Trials ef Lee, Wise, . and Others.
The Attorney General has been in consul
tation with Judge Underwood with reference
to the trials of "Wise, Lee, and some sixty
others who were indicted for treason in the
United States District Court at Norfolk last
summer. It is not likely that the indict
ment against General Lee will be prosecuted
at the May term, if, indeed, the trial shall
ever take place. It is proposed to try first
of the persons indicted at Norfolk, Henry A.
Wise, and in all probability that will be the
only case disposed of this season in Virginia,
unless it be determined to try Davis, and in
that event no effort will be made to try
Wise during the May term. N. T. Times
A SCENE IN THE HOUSE.
Mr. Blaine, of Maine, said the gentleman
from New York had paraded his private
quarrels with General Fry before this House.
Mr. Conkling, of New York, rose and said
that the statement of the gentleman from
Maine was false. He knew what he was say
ing, and he reiterated that it was false.
Mr. Blaine, of Maine, demanded that the
gentleman should point out what he had said
as being false ; and made the point of order
that the gentleman should specify what he
denounced as false.
The Speaker said that the Chair did not
sustain the point of order.
Mr. Blaine then made another point of or
der that the gentleman from New York was
not in order in denouncing a member's state
ment as false.
The Speaker sustained the point of order
as last taken.
Mr. Blaine, of Maine, said he should not
notice the cheap swagger of the gentleman
from New York about being responsible here
and elsewhere. We all knew what it meant,
:t least we did when our friends from the
seceded States were here it then meant a
Relief of Loyr.1 Southern Citizens.
Mr. Willcy (Rep., Va.) offered a resolution
for the relief of loyal citizens of Berkley and
Jefferson counties. West Virginia.
It provides for the payment of citizens in
these counties for quartermaster stores fur
nished the army.
Mr. Trumbull (Rep., 111.) said there was a
bill now pending to provide for the payment
of loyal citizens all over the South for army
stores regularly furnished. It was his inten
tion to call this bill up at an early day, and
he thought it would sufficiently embrace the
cases referred to by Mr. WiMey.
Mr. Willey said" he was aware of the fact
stated by Mr. Trumbull, but he believ ed that
bill would lead to discussion. All he pro
posed was to put the counties of Jefferson
and Berkley on an equal footing with the
other counties of West Virginia.
The resolution was referred to the Judi
Admission of Colorado by the Senate.
Washington. April 25. The Senate to
day passed the bill for the admission of Col
orado. The vote resulted, yeas, 19 ; nays.
13. Several Senators were absent or paired
off. The tax bill was reported in the House,
after which the discussion of the Pacific
Railroad bill was resumed.
The Sew York Markets.
New York, April 25. Flour has advanc
ed 5 to 10c. ; State. $7 to $8 95 ; Southern
$0 75 to $1 6 50. Wheat has advanced 2 to
3c. Corn dull at 86 to 87. Beef firm. Pork
heavy. Lard steady. Whiskey dull. Cot
ton dull at 35 to 30. Sugar firm. Naval
stores quiet. Gold 127.
Baltimore, April 25. Flour dull ; high
grades stead". Wheat firm. Cora dull;
white, 90c; yellow, 8087c. Oats dull at
5253c. Provisions quiet. Lard firm.
Mess Pork, 20 75. Sugar dull and unset
tled. Coffee quiet. Whiskey dull at $2 25.
Clothing, Dry Goods, &c.
1866 1 1866
JUST AS WE EXPECTED.
OIB XEW PLAX OF COXDICTJ BrSLYESS
IS WORKING LIKE A CIIARM, VIZ : ONE
of our linn, reinainiujr constantly in the North
ern Markets, gives us jr'reat advantages in pur
chasing all the late Novelties in Fashion, at the
recent Zieav; decline in prices.
We are iiov receiving a most superb Stock of
Ladies Dress Goods, consisting of Black and col
English, French and American
And Nansook Muslin.
W. H. & R. S. TUCKER,
march 29 S tf. Raleigh, N. C.
T. J. MITCHELL. O. ALLEN. T. T. CARSAWAV.
MITCHELL, ALLEN & 00.
22 Pollock St., Newbern, N. C.
Water street, Wilmington N. C.
KEEP A LARGE AND CAREFULLY SK
lected Stock of
Farmers', Millers', Builders', Machanies' and
Henskeepers Tools and other Hardware.
LEATHER AND RUBBER
STEEL, &c. &e..
AaiA an lurnish, at short notice, any kind ol
MACHINERY or CASTINGS.
SL BOE & CO'S. CIRCULAR SAWS,
AND EVANS & WATSON'
TIRE AND BURGLAR PROOF SAFES,
wluch we sell at Manufacturers Prices.
We invite particular attention to our stock-, and
fet-1 confident that our facilities and experience,
will enable us to offer, superior inducements to
purchasers. ' Jan3Q 6m.
ARTIFICIAL LEGS AM) ARMS.
IN RICHMOND, VA.,
Dr. DOUGLAS BLT, the Anatomist and Sur
geon who invented the Anatomical Ball and Socket
Jointed Leg, with lateral or side motion at the
ankle, like the natural one, has. just opened an
Office in Richmond, Vn., near the postoffice, for
the manufacture and sale of his celebrated Artifi
cial Legs and Anns. The superiority of these
Limbs has caused them to besought for, through
out almost the entire world, as will be seen by t he
following list of offices where they are manufac
tured and sold :
London, England, 29, Leicester Square.
New Tork, 658, Broadway.
Richmond, Va., Near the Post Office.
Augusta, Ga. 2d door from Post Ofllce.
New Orleaus, La., 77 Carondelet St.
Memphis, Tenn., 892 Main St.
Nashville, Tenn., In City Hall.
St. Louis, Mo., 73 Pine street.
Cincinnati, Ohio, 148 West Fourth St.
Chicago, 111 Opposite Post Office.
Rochester, N. Y.,.. Over Post Office.
For further information, address Dr. BLY, at
the nearest office.
1609 CHfcS? NUT Sr.
AST0R PLACE. 1 10 ClEENST
NEW YORK. I BOSTON
ADDRESS THE INVENTOR,
B. FRANK.PALMER.LL.D.PREStA.A-LIMB c.
These inventions stand approved astht' "best"
!y the most eminent Scientific and Surf iom Socie
ties of the world, the inventor having heeip hon
ored with the award of FIFTY GOLD AND SIL
VER MEDALS (or "First Prizes") including tht
Great Medals of the World's Exhibitions in Lon
don and xsew York ; also the most Honorary Re
port of the great Society of Surgeons of Paris,
giving his Patents place above the English Mud
Dr. Palmer gives personal attention to the bu
siness of his profession, aided by men of the best
quulilieations and greatest experience. He is spec
ially commissioned by the Government, and has
the pntronage of the prominent Officers of the
Army and Navy. Six Major-Gencrals 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, filling important positions, and
effectually conceal their misfortune.
Advice and Pamphlets Gratis,
To avoid the imposition of piratical copyists,
apply only to Dn. PALMER, as above directed,
or to his Agent, GEO. II. TAYLOR,
dec 5 tf New Berne, N. C.
28 POLLOK STREET,
july 1770 tf
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This preparation is unequaled as a Rejuvcnator
and Restorer of watted inert functions.
The f eeble, the aged,uid all those who have in
any way impaired lliL-if vitality by excessive men
tal or pnysieai application, will hud the Biokrenc
to be what its name implies, a Lite Rejuvenator,
which, while it Ivuiids up the shattered constitu
tion, will also impart to the feelings the briskness
aud energy which belong to youth.
No matter by what cause any organ has become
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will remove that cause at once aud forever.
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NERVOUS INCAPACITY, DYSPEPSIA,
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It has a most delightful, desirable and novel effect
upon the NERVOUS SYSTEM ; and all who are
in any way prostrated by nervous disabilities are
earnestly advised to seek a cure iu this most ex
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The FEEBLE, the LANGUID, the DESPALR
ING, the OLD, should give this valuable discov
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To Females. This preparation is invalua
ble in 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
Dyspept-ia with the first dose. A brief persis
tence in its use will renovate the stomach 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 by Express anywhere, by addressing,
HUTCHINGS & IIILLYER, Proprietors,
No. 28 Dey Street, New York.
Sold in Raleigh by
P. F. PESCUD.
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US A CONCENTRA
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choice root, so combined
with other substances of
still greater alterative
power as to afford au ef
leetual antidote for dis
eases Sarsaparilla is re
puted to cure. Such a
remedy is surely wanted
by those whosuflerlrom
and that one which will accomplish their cure must
prove, as this has, ot immense service to this
large class of our afflicted fellow-citizens, now
couiolctclv this compound will do it has been
proven by experiment on many of the worst cases
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Diseases. Pimples. Pustules. Blotches. Eruptions,
St. Anthony's Fire, Rose or Erysipelas, Tetter or
Salt Rheum. Scald Head, uingworms, sc.
Syphilis or Venerial Disease is expelled from the
system by the prolonged use of this Sarsaparilla
and the patient is left in comparative health.
Female Diseases are caused by Scrofula in 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.
VV hen vou have used ayeh s then, ana not. tin
then, will you know the virtues of Sarsaparilla.
For minute particulars ot the diseases it cures,
we refer vou to Aver's American Almanac, which
the agent below named will furnish gratis to all
who call lor it.
Ayer's Cathartic Pills, for the cure of Cos
tiveness. Jaundice, Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Dys
entery, Foul Stomach, Headache, Piles, Rheuma
tism, Heartburn arising from Disordered Stom
ach. Pain or Morbid Inaction of the Bowels, Flat
ulency. Loss of Appetite, Liver Complaint,
Dropsv, Worms, Gout, Neuralgia, and for a Din
They arc sugar coated, so that the most sensi
tive, can take tliem nleasantlv. and they are the
best Aperient in the world for all the purposes of
a family phvsic.
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ater & Co., Lowell,
Mass., and sold by Williams & Haywood, and P.
F. Pescud, Raleigh, N. C, and by dealers every
where. marcu - ecusiu
TNSURANCE AGAINST FIRE,
AND THE PERILS OF INLAND TRANS
portation. UNDERWRITER'S AGENCY,
Composed of the Gerniania, Hanover, Mapia
and Republic Fire Insurance Companies, New
York. Capital over 3,000,000.
JOH.Ji a WILLIAMS, $ CO..
oct 0 tf 10
Spend your "Greenbacks."
J HAVE JUST RECEIVED, FROM NIAV
York, and now open for 8ale, the latest styles
Spring and Summer Goods,
jYtxTsliiis and H."vns,
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
bought since the great decline in prices conse
.ueutly I can give all my customers
'all and look before you buy. It will cost you
othing, nnd save your money. Now is the time,
ic place, to spend your Greenbacks, to the most
lvantage. I am selling as cheap as you can buy
c retail in New York. No humbug. Quick sale
nd small profits is my motto.
J. KINNEY, FixyelUvme St.,
april 7, 1866 OAT. Raleigh, N. C.
B. STENUOUSE. . AALAN MACAULET.
TENHOUSE & MACAILAY,
.Wholesale and Retail Grocers and Commission
erchauts, at our Old Stand, Trade Street, Char
tte, N. C.
Purchase and sell Cotton and all other Produce,
Business entrusted to us shall command our
ompt personal attention.
References. Jordan Womble, Sr., Esq.
Dunlop, Moneure & Co., Richmond, Va.
Kent, Paine & Co., " "
JVlartin & Tannahill, Petersburg, Va.
aug i-t ly?
TIIE BITIIEKFOED STiK.
THE UNDERSIGNED PROPOSE TO TUB
SU, ill the village of lCutherl'ordtoh, a WeeUly
jwtspapcr, to be called "THE RUTHERIOKD
It is our desire to make The Star a welcome
iitor to all those who feel an interest in the
ospei ity and welfare of our country as a whole,
d the perpetuity of our institutions, as handed
wn to us by our uoble aueestrj', a Federal Re-
Our people have but lately emerged from a
aiitie civil war, waged by and between sections
a once glorious Union, and more desolating to
ir particular section, than anything that has ever
ppened on this contineut, and it is to be hoped
an ever will again.
While there is life there is hope, and notwith
mdiug the great changes wrought by the late
il war, ne shall encourage the people to hon
;.y, industry and economy, we shall take special
ins to keep them posted with all beneficial ini
ovements of the age, to that they may once
ore enjoy bountiful stores, prosperity and hap
ness. We shall from time to time publish such laws,
th State and National, as our people are direct
concerned in, aud shall likewise use our inllu
ce to establish a sound circulating cuirency, so
ach needed at the present time.
We shall be governed by principles and not
jn, for according to our honest conviction, the
-.-sent condition of our country is oviug to the
. undonment of principles, we mean the abun
nmcnt of those fundamental principles upon
del; the Government of the United States was
We shall favor and encourage the development
all our resources, Agricultural, Mineral, fcc,
.1 likewise such internal improvements as will
st likely be beneficial to the country, and
pecially the extension of the Wilmington, Char
. tte and Rutherford Railroad west.
As to Politics we are Tktte Conservatives,
lievingneitheriu the FireEaters of the South,
r the Radicals of the North, but in the Con
tution, the Union, and the enforcement of all
institutional laws, whether State or Federal,
: d a ready and willing obedience to the same.
The Star will be published every Wednesday at
o following rates, (strictly in advance,) payable
; currency, or produce at market prices :
One Copy 1:2 months r.3 00
" " 6 " 1 00
J. B. CARPENTER,
april 18 17-tf. R. W. LOGAN.
iiilTVO GOODS : I
Kellogg, Wheeler & Co.,
TTOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL ATTEN-
V tiou to their new stock of
pring and Summer Dres Coot's.
Ladies Trimmed Hats.
Bonnets, Shawls, Balmorals.
Hoop Skirts, White Goods.
&c &., &
Boots, Shoes and Hats.
Jeans, Tweeds and Satinets.
Sugar, Coffee and Tea.
Bourbon Whiskey, French Brandy
and Holland Gin.
Raleigh, N. C. March 20, 1806 1 tf.
J. E. CGNBiCT & Co.,
Oondict, Jennings & Co.,
ADDLERY, HARNESS, LEATHER,
&c, cfcc, cfec,
Nos. 55 & 57, White St., New York.
JENNINGS, TIIOMLINSON & CO.,
april 21 15-6ni. Charleston, S. C.
T" .IMPORTANT SANITARY NOTICE I
Raleigh, N. C, April 18, 1806.
The attention of the citizens of Raleigh is re
spectfully called to the fallowing ordinance :
Be it ordained by the Commissioners of the City
That it shall be the duty of the City Constables,
under the direction of the Mayor, to investigate
the condition of the privies, back-yards and other
places in the City where filth may exist and notify
the owner or tenant of the grounds where the
same may be, to cleanse the same and remove said
lilth, and if within five days after such notification
sueh cleaning and removal shall not be made, the
persons in default shall he fined ten dollars, and
five dollars additional for each day thereafter dur
ing which sueh nuisance may continue.
By order of the board:
WM. H. IIAREISON,
15 5t. - Mayor.
JEEP COOL t
200,000 lbs. OF PUKE FLINT ICE-.
Parties desiring can procure Ice by the feeason
on very moderate terms.
Raleigh, April 13, ltSCC 13-tf.
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