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Message from the President.
VETO OF THE BILL ADMITTING COL
ORADO AS A STATE.
To the Senate of the United States : '
I return to the Senate, in which it origina
ted, the bill which has passed both Houses
of Congress, entitled - An act for the admis
sion of the State of Colorado into Ac Union,"
with ray objections to its becoming a law at
FirstFroni the beat information which I
" have been able to obtain, I do not consider
the establishment of State government at
present necessary for the welfare of the peo
ple of Colorado. Under the existing Terri
torial government all the rights, privileges,
and interests of the citizens are protected
rA Th nullified voters choose
their own legislators and their own local of
ficers, and are represented in Congress by a
delegate of their own selection. They make
and execute their own municipal laws, sub
ject only to revision of Congress an author
ity not likely to be exercised, unless in ex
treme or extraordinary cases. The popula
tion is small, some estimating it so low as
twenty-five thousand, while advocates of the
bill reckon the number at from thirt-nve
thousand to fortv thousand souls. Thepe -pie
are principally recent settlers, many ot
whom are understood to be ready for remov
al to other mining districts beyond the limits
of the Territory, if circumstances shall ren
der them more inviting. Such a population
-cannot but find relfef from excessive taxa
tion if the Territorial system, which devolves
the expense of the executive, legislative, and
judicial departments upon the United States
is for the present continued. They cannot
but find the security of persons and propert y
increased by their reliance upon the national
executive power for the maintenance of law
and order against the disturbances necessari
ly incident to all newly organized commu
m Second. It is not satisfactorily established
that a majority of the citizens of Colorado
desire or are prepared for an exchange of a
Territorial for a State government. In Sep
tember, 1864, under the authority of Con
gress, an election was lawfully appointed
and held for the purpose of ascertaining the
views of the people upon that particular
question. Six thousand one hundred and
ninety-two votes were cast, and of this num
ber a majority of 3,152 was given against the
proposed change. In September, 18G5, with
out any legal authority, the question was
again presented to the people of the Territo
ry with the view of obtaining a reconsidera
tion of the result of the election held in com
pliance with the act of Congress, approved
March 21, 1864. At this second election
5,005 votes were polled, and a majority of
155 was given in favor of State organization.
It does not seem to me entirely safe to re
ceive this last mentioned result, so irregular
ly obtained, as sufficient to outweigh the one
which had been legally obtained in the first
election. Regularity and conformity to law
are essential to the preservation of order and
stable government, and should, as far as
practicable, always be observed in the for
mation of new States.
Third. The admission of Colorado, at this
time, as a State into the Federal Union, ap
pear to me to be incompatible with the pub
lic interests of the country. While it is de
sired that Territories sufficiently matured
should be organized as States, yet the spirit
of the Constitution seems to require that
there should be an approximation towards j
equality among ine several Diaies amipi
the Union. No State can have more than
two Senators in Congress ; the largest State
has a population of four millions, several of
the States havea population exceeding two
millions, and many others have a population
exceeding one million.
A population of 127,000 is the ratio of ap
portionment of representatives among the
several States. If this bill should become a
law, the people of Colorado, thirty thousand
in number, would have in the House of Rep
resentatives one member, while New York,
with a population of four millions, has but
thirty-one. Colorado would have in the
electors' college three votes, while New York
has only thirty-three. Colorado would have
in the Senate two votes, while New York has
Inequalities of this character have already
occurred, but it is believed that none have
happened where the inequality was so great.
When such inequality has been allowed.
Congress is supposed to have permitted it on
the ground of some high public necessity,
and under circumstances which promised
that it would rapidly disappear through the
growth and development of the newly ad
mitted States. Thus, in regard to the sever
al Sta'tes in what was formerly called the
" Northwest Territory," lying east of the
Mississippi, their rapid advancement in pop
ulation rendered it certain that States admit
ted with only one or two Representatives in
Congress would in a very short period be en
titled to a great increase of representation.
So when California was admitted on the
ground of commercial and political exigen
cies, it was well foreseen that that State was
destined rapidly to become a great prosper
ous mining and commercial community. In
the case of Colorado, I am not aware that
any rational exigency, either of a political or
commercial nature, requires a departure from
the law of equality, which has been so gene
rally adhered to in our history.
If information submitted in connection
with this bill is reliable, Colorado, instead of
increasing, has declined in population. At
an election for members of a Territorial Leg
islature held in 1861, 10,580 votes were cast.
At the election before mentioned, 1864, the
number of votes cast was 6,192 ; while at
the irregular election held in 1865, which is
assumed as a basis for legislative action at
this time, the aggregate of votes was 5,905.
Sincerely anxious for the welfare and pros
perity of every Territory and State, as well
as for the prosperity and welfare of the whole
Union, I regret this apparent decline of pop
ulation in Colorado, but it is manifest that it
is due to emigration, which is going out
from that Territory into other regions with
in the United States, which either are in fact,
or are believed by the inhabitants of Colora
do to be, richer in mineral wealth and agri
cultural resources. If, however, Colorado
has not really declined in population, another
census or another election under the author
ity of Congress would place the question
beyond doubt, and cause but little delay in
the ultimate admission of the Territory as a
State, if desired by the people. The tenor
of these objections furnishes the renlv which
may be expected to an argument in favor of
the measure, derived from the
which was passed by Congress on the 21st of
.niarcn, iso4. Although Congress then sup
posed that the condition of the Territory
was such as to warrant its admission as a
State, the result if two vears' fiiiwiinn
shows that every reason which existed for
ine institution ot a Territorial instead of a
State government in Colorado, at its first or
ganization, still continues in force.
The condition of the Union at the present
moment is calculated to inspire caution in
regard to the admission of new fitnw
Eleven of the old States have been for some
time, ancl still remain, unrepresented in Con
it is a common interest of all the
States, as -well those represented as those un
represented, that the integrity and harmony
x tuc uBnouia i,e restored as complete-
J T S7T ' 7, V" U11 luose who are ex
pected to bear the burthens i
Government shall, be consulted concerning
the admission of new States, and that in the
meantime no new State shall be prematnrelv
and unnecessarily admitted to a nrtin;.
tion in the political power which thATiwii.i
Government wields not for the benefit of
any individual State or section, but for the
common safety, welfare, and happiness of the
Whole country. ajndkjsw JUUHSON
. IffiSHDiGTOir, D. C, May 15, 1966.
TUESDAY, - - MAY 123. I860.
Military Force in the South.
Gen. Grant, in his letter urging an in
crease of the army, says that s small military
force is required in the States heretofore in
rebellion, as it cannot be foreseen that this
force will not be required for some time to
come. He hopes that this force will not be
necessary to enforce the laws, but differences
of sentiment engendered by the war renders
the presence of the military necessary to
give a feeling of security to the people. He
thinks that all peaceably-disposed classes of
Southern people will concur in this view.
If General Grant will take the trouble to
make inquiry on the subject, he will find
that those of our people who sympathize
with the dead Confederacy, and who per
sistently refuse to carry out the President's
plan of restoration, are very anxious to have
all the troops removed ; while others would
be elad to see them removed. There are
others who have no opinion on the subject.
There is little latitude in the South, and little
encouragement for the expression of indepen
dent, loyal opinion. For example, John M.
Botts and Gov. Pierpoint, of Virginia, and
the Senior Editor of this journal, (we will not
involve any friend in this State by using his
name,) might think that, for certain reasons
or in a certain emergency, it might be advisa
ble to keep troops here ; but if we were to
say so, as we certainly do not, we should be
met by a storm of obloquy not at all com
fortable to be encountered or borne. We
confess we are sick at heart. For five long
years we endured persecution at the hands
of both the Confederate and State govern
ments. We encountered perils by day and
bv night, and our name was cast out as evil,
on account of our Union principles. We
had a right to expect that binder the old
flag we should at least enjoy the privilege of
expressing our opinions, without being as
sailed and maligned, and held up to the
odium of the people among whom we live.
Of the thousands of friends we have in this
State loyal Union men not one is deemed
fit for office by Gov. Worth. They are all
proscribed. By direction of the President,
and with his subsequent approval, most cor
dially expressed, we organized the govern
ment of this State. Since we did that, at
least one-half of the officers (Justices of the
Peace, and others,) we appointed have been
turned out under the auspices of Governor
Worth ; and unless the President, or the
Congress, or the approaching State Conven
tion shall interpose their authority to pre
vent it, (for our State government, after all,
is still Provisional,) every loyal officer ap
pointed by us in the various State corpora
tions will be turned out to make room for
secessionists, and for men who are at heart I
hostile to the national authority. Every
man of bad repute who holds secession prin
ciples every foul, dissipated, traitorous
whelp, who can bark or snap, is unearthed
under the auspices of Gov. Worth, to pursue
and worry us in the columns of the Sentinel,
the Governor's organ, or in the other organs
he has elsewhere in the State. And for
what 1 Bemuse, honestly and faithfully, and
with tender consideration for this striclen, im
poverished, and ruined people who still hare,
and will ever hare our warmest sympathies tee
tried to carry out the President's plan of resto
ration. That is the secret. Tell us not of youi
Congressional Committees, or of your mili
tary Commissions: they simply skim thi
surface, and never get the truth. What
citizen will repair to Washington and tell all
he knows, and then return, to be maligned,
persecuted, reviled, and branded as odious,
and that too when he feels he has no friend.'
any where to defend or vindicate him 1 We
might say, as the President says, " we cart
not for these things." We might give abusi
for abuse, denunciation for denunciation,
scorn for scorn. But cui bono f There can
be no peace in this State as long as the
" straitest sect " Union men, and those of all
former parties who are honestly disposed ti
act with them, are proscribed and huntet
down by those who are disaffected to th
government. We do not want restoration
with the heel of our enemies on our breasts,
when we know that these enemies are mori
or less hostile to the national authority, and
to that glorious flag which is the symbol ol
the national power ; and when we foresee,
from our sad experience, what our fate would
be if left alone in their hands.
Let the plan or the policy of the President
be carried out in this State, by placing loyal
men in power from Constable to Governor,
as it was during the provisional administra-
tion ana you may at once remove your ,
i! reecimen s uureau ana an your troops; ior
all classes, including the colored people,
would then be protected in all their rights,
and we should have peace, order, and thor
ough submission to the government.
We see it stated in the Chronicle that Ex
Governor Holden has written to a Senator in
Washington in relation to affairs in this
State. This is a mistake. We have written
to no one in Washington since we were re
lieved in December last, except the former
State Agent, Dr. Powell. It is also stated
that we have declared that the President's
policy is " ruining " the South. This is also
a mistake. The President's policy is the
very thing for the country, if the insurgent
States would only carry it out. We are a
friend and supporter of this policy. But
how has the liberal, magnanimous policy of
the President been received in these States ?
Look at the proscription practiced towards
loyal men. Look at the unpardoned rebels
knocking at the doors of Congress for ad
mission as members. Look at the fact that
members have in nearly every instance been
elected who cannot take the test oath, and,
in three instances in this State, elected over
those who can take the oath. Look to Vir
ginia. Gov. Pierpoint represents the Presi
dent. He stands in his shoes. He is a patriot
and a true man. He has labored incessantly
for the good of Virginia. Yet how is he
treated? He is assailed, bemeaned, ridicul
ed, and held up by the secession press of
that State as a contemptible nobody. The
men who do this are at heart the enemies of
the President, and they would vote to-morrow
for Gen. Lee before they would for him,
or for Mr. Beward, or Gen. Grant. Would
that he would rise in his stirrups and make
these malcontent Jeff. Davis radicals 'shiver
m their boots ! Every .true man North
would shout for joy if he would do it, and
i ..toH rnion men of the South'"
would raise their bowed heads and bless him '
for the act. - - .-.
We are attached to President Johnson by
the strongest personal and political ties.
Nothing could induce us to assail him, or
even to tninic unsmuij
satisfied that his motives are pure, and that
lie has at heart the best interests of the coun
try. The Union men of the South are not
likely to desert him. He may not hear much
from them or of them, for their voices are
stifled by the proscriptve, domineering, pol
icy of the enemies of tho government ; but
they know from their own experience what
he had to endure as a Southern Union man,
and they regard him as one of themselves. It
is quite easy to be a Union man in Ohio or
Massachusetts; but we sometimes think
that if even Mr. Sumner or Mr. Stevens
should come South to engage in business,
they would be strongly tempted to be
come sympathisers with the rebellion, in
order to render themselves comfortable and
to ensure success in their business.
The Sentinel of this City, the organ of
Gov. Worth, very condescendingly announc
es in its last issue that Union men may stay
here after the troops are withdrawn, if they
will conduct themselves as that paper thinks
they ought to do. It very kindly and pat
ronizingly assures the Union men that if they
will demean themselves in such a way as to
meet its approbation, they may remain here
without molestation ! and this too from the
pen of a gentleman who holds the American
flag in so much contempt that he proposed
to a friend, on the 22d of last February, that
they would go home by a back street, so as
to avoid walking the main street on which
that flag was flying.
And the WiHiamston Expositor, a paper
friendly to Gov. Worth, has the following in
its Raleigh correspondence :
" Our folks are perfect fools about getting
back into the Union. They seem to think
that some great good will be showered upon
them by it. They appear to be as uneasy
about staying out or the Union as a child
would be in a dark room. Is it not infinite
ly better to remain where we are, even if we
lose every thing but save our honor, than to
enter it by conceding that honor, and every
thing else ? I think so. They have well
nigh done their worst to us, and whatever
may be our status they can't injure us much
more. The trial of Major Gee is, as it has
been for weeks, the absorbing topic here.
An attempt was made a short while ago to
take him out of military custody and place
him in the hands of the civil authorities, but
it failed. Gen. Furiso the dunderhead
meant to say Furioo, Ruger declined pro
ducing the body of Gee and then refused to
lie arrested for his contempt in refusing to
obey the mandates of the court. The court,
as is common in these days of utter disre
gard for civil law, had to back down, though
not until after referring the matter to Gov.
Worth, who is as powerless to command res
pect for the court as is the judge himself."
This correspondent, who thus assails Gen.
Ruger, is lurking somewhere in Raleigh. If
j- things should continue to grow worse, as the
sisrns seem to indicate. Gen. Ruger who has
acquitted himself as the commanding officer
of this department, with admirable tact,
discretion, and judgment will wake up
some fine morning to find himself lam
pooned and iusulted in every Worth paper in
u If these things be so in the green tree,
what may we not expect in the dry ?" If
Union men are treated thus now, what would
be their fate with the Union fully restored,
ind unsubdued, unrepentant insurgent lead
ers and their sympathizers holding all the
tffices over their heads ?
Don't Believe It. Pierpoint, in a letter
o the Richmond Examiner, denies having
ised his influence to secure Mr. Willey's
.ote for the Civil Rights bill.
He also denied being kicked out of the
Treasury Department at Washington, and
.et the fact was proved upon him. Norfolk
Do our readers know who Pierpoint is ?
Te is the loyal Governor of Virginia. Near
y all the papers, of that State speak of him
in the above strain. If we are to believe
vhat these papers now say, he is little better
ban a horse thief. Some ten months ago,
vhen he sat down in Richmond as the Gov
; :rnor of the whole State, the politicians and
eople for whom these papers speak were as
leferential as possible towards this same
Pierpoint. He labored for months to save
he property of leading rebels from confisca
. ion, and exerted himself in every way, as
le is still doing, to benefit Virginia. But
I he is a Union man, and this crime will never
' "e forgiven. As the hand of the govern
; :ncnt relaxes its hold, treason becomes bolder
! ind more defiant. Is Virginia ready to be
restored to the Union ? She is, if it is to be
understandi Wilfter tbat 8Uch men
. as Pierpoint and Botts are to be banned, po-
j litically and socially, and held up as traitors
to " our beloved Confederacy."
Capt. C. J. Iredell, of this City, is Agent
to solicit and receive contributions to the
proposed monument, in Virginia, to the
memory of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart. Sentinel.
What peculiar claim has the memory of
Gen. Stuart on North-Carolinians? Who
proposes to erect a monument to Gen. Pet
We are tired of these propositions to ex
pend money for the dead while so many of
the living among us are pining in want and
ignorance. There are thousands .of widows
and orphans of Confederate soldiers who
have been reduced to abject poverty by the
war. These soldiers were promised by the
leaders of the rebellion that if they would go
and fight for the South, they, the leaders,
would take care of their families. What one
of these leaders ever devotes a thought even
to these widows and orphans ?
Let the dead sleep quietly in their graves.
There is no disposition in any quarter to re
flect on the memory of any soldier who fell
in battle, or who died from wounds or sick
ness. Our chief concern should now be about
the living. Strew flowers, if ye will, and
decorate the graves of the dead : but in do
ing this remember two things : First, that
the Union men who survive should not be
visited with opprobrium, proscription, and
insult on account of their principles ; and
secondly, that money can do no good to the
dead, but will afford succor, support and
education to the living.
Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, N.
C, in December, 1808. "
Randolph Meeting Gov. Worth.
The secession papers are publishing with
j much gusto the proceedings, of, a public
2 meeting m Randolph County, at which uov.
j Worth was nominated for re-election.- un
i ler ordinary circumstances we should have
' 10 disposition to refer to proceedings got-
en iip with the knowledge and consent of
; ur worthy friend the Governor, and which
; lave caused so much rejoicing among the
ininitiated of his followers; but a 'regard
rbr truth and fair dealing constrains us to
nve the facts as they occurred, from which
t will be seen that the meeting was com
osed only of the Worth faction in Randolph
Jounty, and that an attempt was made to
jntrap Mr. Dick and other Union men into
in endorsement of Gov. Worth.
The Secretary, in his report of the meet
; ng, says :
s " In the absence of the committee, Robert
I Dick, Esq., addressed the meeting at
' ength in an eloquent and impressive man
; ier. He earnestly advocated and endorsed
' .he policy of President Johnson ; hoped that
$ ve should forget and forgive the past ; that
ve had nearly all of us been wrong; that he
J aad been wrong himself, and could not take
the test oath, and that the only question
with him now was whether a man was loyal
and loved his country. If he was so noio, he
was ready to take him by the hand as a
And the Raleigh Sentinel, Gov. Worth's
organ, says :
" We highly applaud the patriotic stand
taken by the Hon. Robert P. Dick, in the
meeting referred to. Mr. Dick was an ear
nest supporter of the Ex-Provisional Gover
nor at the last election, and his "unmistaka
ble loyalty " has been repeatedly endorsed
by the SUindard. His sentiments, as re
ported in the proceedings of the meeting, do
credit alike to his head and heart, and the
influence of his example and opinions will be
productive of good.
It must be a source of great gratification
to Gov. Worth, while the Standard is daily
endeavorin-j to prejudice the State at Wash
ington, by misrepresenting his administra
tion of its" affairs, to find conscientious gen
tlemen like Mr. Dick rebuking such sugges
tions and sustaining his official course."
A friend writing us from Randolph, says:
" We had quite a lively time in the Court
House yesterday. Time was asked the Court
to hold a political meeting. The Union men
had no intimation as to the object of the
meeting ; but after the appointment of the
committee on resolutions. Robert P. Dick,
Esq. was called on to speak, which he did,
in a most beautiful and eloquent manner,
without the slightest allusion to party. The
committee returned with their resolutions,
and there was one recommending the re
election of Gov. Worth. This produced con
siderable excitement, at one time threatening
to break up the meeting by calling for ad
journment; but Mr. Dick rose and urged
his friend to withdraw his name, so the
Union party withdrew from the meeting.
The Worth faction then proceeded to pass
their resolutions, which you will see in the
papers. Worth will be defeated by a large
majority in this County."
So it seems a meeting was called apparent
ly to endorse President Johnson, which eve
ry body in the South is ready to do ; the
Union men went in with Mr. Dick ; the lat
ter, made a patriotic, no-party, Andrew John
son speech ; and the Worth men, taking ad
tanage of this state of things, prostituted
the occasion to their own particular benefit,
by urging, to the surprise of Mr. Dick and
every Union man present, the passage of a
resolution committing the entire meeting to
the support of Gov. With. It seems that
Mr. Dick's name was in nomination for Gov
ernor, for he urged his friend to withdraw it.
This was no doubt done, when Mr. Dick and
the Union men present retired from the meet
ing. These facts are suppressed in the re
port of the proceedings as they appear in the
papers, and an attempt is made to produce
the impression that the Union men remained
and voted on the resolutions. We are not
surprised at this. There is no trick, device,
misrepresentation, or. fraud to which the se
cessionists of the Worth faction will not re
sort to advance their purposes.
The Sentinel is much pleased with the re
marks of Mr. Dick as they appear in the
proceedings. We have no idea that Mr.
Dick has been correctly reported. We do
not think he said " we had nearly all of us
been wrong, that he had been wrong him
self," &c. Mr. Dick is prevented only by a
technicality from taking the test oath. He
could take it in spirit, but not in letter; and
but for that part of it which exclude those
who sought and accepted office under an au
thority in revolt against the- United States,
Mr. Dick would have taken the oath in June
last, and would now have been the Judge of
the federal Court for the District of North
Carolina. Mr. Dick also said, " we should
all forget and forgive the past." This is a
noble sentiment. It was uttered by Mr.
Dick and the writer of this, time and again,
when they were in Washington last May.
Every touching appeal which Mr. Dick made
for impoverished, and apparently penitent
secessionists and rebels, was warmly second
ed by us. But forgiving and forgetting on
one side only amounts to nothing. These
secessionists and rebels will never forgive us.
We have tried them in vain. Mr. Dick has
tried thein in vain. They will forgive no
man who did not desire the success of the
Confederacy, and who does not now sympa
thize with such public men as Davis and
Vance. If they had full power in this State
thev would prohibit all loyal men like Mr.
Dick and the writer of this, from voting ;
and they would require M Yankees" to remain
here ten years before allowing them to vote.
But Mr. Dick said, " the only question with
him now was, whether a man was loyal and
loved his country. If he was so now he was
ready to take him by the hand, as a brother."
This is also a noble sentiment. We agree
with Mr. Dick. But how many of the Sen
tinel's partizans are persons of this stamp ?
Would that they were all so, but we are
obliged to state that the number is very
small. We are willing to say to any seces
sionist, no matter how bad his record, " here
is our hand we will forget the past, and
unite with you in restoring the country"-
nronided he is penitent for what he has
done, and will promise to do so no more ;
but it does not follow, because we would
welcome such converts into the Union church,
that we should make them ruling elders
of the congregation. Let them take back seats,
as President Johnson savs. until such time
as the congregation shall be willing, if ever,
to promote and honor them. These are our
views, and they are also the views of our
friend Mr. Dick. This is just what he meant,
and nothing else.
We caution the Union men of the State to
steer clear of the Worth faction. . Governor
Worth ishiniaelf engaged in. the systematic
proscription "of the .true Union men, as the
price he is obliged to pay for secession sup-'
port.', Keep put of the " Worth '- meetings ;
but at any rate, whether you attend rhetn. or
not, do not permit yourselves to be entrapped
or wheedled by his strikers and whippers-in.
Cases before the Freedmen'b Bureau.
We are indebted to the kindness of Capt. Geo.
C. Almy, C. S. Vols. Ast. Superintendent
Bureau Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned
Lands, for Sub. District of Raleigh, consist
ing of the counties of Wake and Harnett,
for the following report of casus tried by
him for the week ending May 19th, 1860 :
Manuel Boyland, (freedman,) plaintiff vs.
W. W. Woodell, (white,) defendant ; of the
City of Raleigh ; money demanded on con
tract, $8 00 for watch ; judgment for defen
dant complaint dismissed.
Richard Foster and Ellen, his wife, (freed
people.) plaintiffs, vs. Wesley Harris, (freed
man,) defendant ; of the City of lialeigh ;
money demanded on contract, $5 for house
rent; judgment for defendants complaint
dismissed. ' 7:v
Jack. Ryalls and Sarah Ann, hi3 wife,
(freedmen,) plaintiff, . Wm. Collins, (white,)
defendant, of Harnett County; money loan
ed and money demanded on contract ; judg
ment tor plaintiffs for $8 82 money paid in
John Cole, (freedman,) plaintiff, vs. Mr.
Poole, (white,) defendant; of the City of
Raleigh ; money demanded on contract for
services rendered; complaint withdrawn.
Albert llinton, (treedman,) plaintiff vs.
David Hinton, (white,) defendant ; of Wake
County ; money demanded on contract bal
ance due for services rendered ; judgment for
plaintiff for $20, amount claimed money
paid in Court.
T. i . Lee, (white,) plaintiff, vs. Scott Wil
liamson, (freedman,) defendant, of the City
of Raleigh ; action for recovery of money
overpaid to employee ; judgment for defen
dant by default in sum of $145 87.
Robert Branch, (freedman,) plaintiff, vs.
Willis Jackson, (white.) defendant ; of Wake
County ; money due on contract for services
rendered ; iudgment for plaintiff for $11 00 :
$8 paid and due bill given for balance.
Spencer Black well, (freedman,) plaintiff r.
F. J. Hutchins, (white,) defendant ; of the
City of Raleigh ; monev due on contract for
services rendered, $8 00 ; judgment for plain
tiffin full amount.
United States, plaintiff, vs. Georjje Lane,
(freedman,) defendant; of Wake County;
assault and battery on the person of Simon
Pool, freedman ; found guilty and sentenced
to pay fine of one cent damages.
The State Convention.
This body will assemble in this City on
Thursday next. The session will be an im
portant and interesting one.
We have made arrangements for full re
ports, and expect to keep our readers fully
posted in the proceedings.
National Express Compaxt. It will be
seen that this Company has effected a large
insurance on its money chests by each train,
by which shippers are protected against any
loss that may happen. Ses advertisement.
We learn that Dr. Thomas Person has
been elected to the State Convention from
Wayne County, in place of Sheriff Kennedy,
resigned. The vote polled was small.
We have not heard from Duplin, but pre
sume Jere. Pearsall, Esq. has been elected.
We learn that Brevet Gen. Whittlesey has
been relieved as Assistant Commissioner of
the Freedmen's Bureau of this State, and
that Brevet Major General Ruger will take
For California The Pacific Mail
Steamship Co. This Company, whose ad
vertisement appears in another column, and
whose capital is to be increased to twenty
millions of dollars, is one of the largest aad
most extensive steamship lines in the world.
With a fleet of twelve large and splendidly
manned and equipped steamships, and its
immense capital, this Company is without a
rival. They are also building the two largest
merchant steamships in the world ; these
vessels will be over five thousand tons bur
then, and for speed, convenience, safety and
comfort, will be unrivalled. As none but
experienced seamen have command of the
vessels composing the fleet, and the fact that
this line carries the United States mail, ad
ditional security is given to the travelling
public of the safety of these vessels ; while
their well-established reputation for conve
nience, speed and comfort, places the Pacific
Mail at the head of our ocean steamship
companies a position its energetic, gentle
manly and courteous managers have justly
earned for themselves.
Is thk Golden age of Girlhood preserve
the beauty of the teeth with Sozodont, and
then, when the hair is silvered and the eyes dim
med with years, the mouth will still reveal two
glittering rows of unsullied ivory. 28 It.
PACIFIC HAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY'S
THROUGH LINE TO CALIGORNIA,
TOUCHING AT MEXICAN PORTS,
And Carrying the United States Mail.
THROUGH IN TWENTY -TWO DAYS.
Steamships on the
Connecting on the Jhcflc
' With tfo
ONE OF THE ABOVE LARGE AND
splendid Steamships will leave Pier No. 42,
North River, foot ot Canal Street, at 12 o'clock
noon, on the l6t, 11th, and 2l8t of every month
(except when those dates full on Sunday, and then
on the preceding Saturday), for Aspinwnll, con
necting, via Puiama Railway, witli one ot the
Company's Steamships from Panama for San
Francisco touching nt Acapulco.
Departures of 1st and 21st connect at Panama
with Steamers for South Pacirlc and Cential
American Ports. Those of 1st touch at Manzan
illo. A discount of one quarter from steamers' rates
allowed to second cabin and steerage passengers
with families. Also, an allowance of one quarter
on through rates to clergymen and their families,
and school teachers ; soldiers having honorable
discharges, half fare.
One Hundred Pounds Baggage allowed to each
adult. Baggage-masters accompany baggage
through, and attend to ladies and children with
out niole protectors. Baggage received on the
dock the day before sailing, from steamboats,
railroads, aud passengers who prefer to send down
An experienced surgeon on board. Medicine
and attendance free.
For Passage Tickets or further information,
apply at the Company's ticket office, on the
Wharf, foot of Canal Street, North River, N. Y.
dec 29 3m. B. H nULMAri , Agent.
SOMETIME DURING THE PAST FALL OR
Winter, I lost or there was stolen from my house,
A Note made by M. A. Bledsoe, with Saml. H.
Young as surety, parable to Calvin Baugh and by
him endorsed to me 'tor $300, dated 11th of Janu
ary, 1860, and payable one day after date. All
persons are warned from trading for or otherwise
disposing of said note, as I still hold the parties
responsible. C. A. POWELL.
Wake County, May 23, 1868. 28 Stpd.
: Miscellaneous Advertisements.
44 Faretteville Street, Raleigh, N. C,
V AGENTS FOR ,
" STEWARTS EXTENSION TOP"
' "QUEEN OF THE SOUTH," ' '
- u-.... .' . " '
" WESTERS EMPIRE " COOKIXC STOVES.
aprll 10 10-tf : With Hart & Lewis.
VJT of North-Carolina.
THE EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL CONVOCA
TION of this body will be held in St. John's
Hall, Wilmington, N. C, on Monday, the fourth
day of June, 1866, A. L, 2396. Subordinate Chap
ters and Councils are requested to be punctual in
seuaing tneir representatives,
may 5 tt THOS. B. OARR, Grand Sec'y.
QOLDSBOHO' FEMALE COLLEGE
WILL BE RE-OPENED ON MONDAY,
the 21st of May, 1866. Every effort will be made
to merit a liberal patronage.
Board per week $4. Tuition per halt session
from $6 to $10 according to studies. Music on
Piano $10. Use of instrument $1.50. Other
charges moderate. Pupils supplied with books
and stationery at the College. Terms cash in
currency. Send for circular.
may 13 lOtpd. 8. MILTON JTKOST.
BOOTS, SHOES AND II ATS.
HE GREAT TRADE SALE,
of BOOTS. SHOES AND HATS, will take place
at our Store, on Fayetteville Street, on
Tuesday, the 22d instant,
at 11 o'clock, a. in.
We will also sell, in front of our Store, same
day, SIX OR SEVEN FINE YOUNG MULES
in good condition ; also, one WAGON AND
HARNESS. B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
Raleigh, May 19th, 1866. 27 td.
Briggs, Dodd & Hicks,
RALEIGH, N. C.
HAVING ASSOCIATED WITH US MR. W.
J. HICKS, and refitted up our Machine
Shops, we are prepared to contract for any kind
of work in the Building or Repairing line.
We shall keep on hand DRESSED FLOORING,
WEATHER-BOARDING, MOULDINGS of all
kinds, BRACKETS, SASH-BLINDS fc DOORS.
Orders solicited from the surrounding: countrv
for any of the above named work. We return
our sincere thanks to our friends and customers
for the liberal patronage received heretofore, and
respectfully solicit a.continuance of the same.
Shops on West Street, near the Central Rail
road Depot. may 17 lm.
JAMES W. OSBORNE.
OSBORNE & BARRINGER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
April 27, 1S66. 18 lOtpd.
MACKEREL ! MACKEREL! MACKEREL!
10 X barrels No. 1 choice new Mackerel.
This mackerel is expressly put up tor family
use, in small packages.
may 151 ti. a. r. wiiiAMSum s uv.
The Greatest Curiosity ( the Age !
LIVE MAN AT HILLSPORO !
ON THE FIRST APRIL WE WILL OPEN,
at Hillsboro', N. C, the 1 ?est and liuest
Ladies' and Mens' Wear
ever offered to the 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 aud School Girls at a distance we
will sell at the same prices as to our home cus
tomers. BROWN, PARKS fc CO.
March 23, 1866 tf.
PIN WARE I
No. 44 Fayetteville Street.
We have a large stock of TIN WARE, of
our own manufacture, for 6ale, wholesale and
retail. J- ukowjn.
with HART & LEWIS.
Raleigh, May 15, 1866. 25 tf.
JNSURANCE AGAINST FIRE,
AND THE PERILS OF INLAND TKAJN3-
Comriosed of the Germania, Hanover, Jtfcuia
and Republic Fire Insurance Companies, New
xork. jmtai over n,wu,wu.
JOHN G. WILLIAMS, K JU..
oct 6 tf 10 Agents.
We keep constantly on hand iron cauldrons,
75, 120, and 200 gallons.
nov 14 tf 8 Newbern, N. C.
HOWELL & BROTHERS,
MANLTFACTUREES IMPORTERS OF
Paper II angings,
WINDOW SHADES, HOLLANDS, SC.
No. 2GO Baltimore Street,
march 27 4 6m.
LEWIS P. OLDS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
May 18 3m-paid. RALEIGH, N. C.
CHOICE FAMILY FLOUR I
5 BBLS. " WEVERTON " FAMILY FLOUR;
10 " "Auburn" " "
15 " "R. A. Jenkin's" " "
20 " "Carroll" " "
best brands and warranted to be choice flour.
may 15 If. B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
THE RALEIGH NATIONAL BANK
GEO. W. SWEPSON, Resident,- JOS. S. CAN
NON, Vice President ; W. B. GULICK, Cashier.
("I OLD AND SILVER COIN, EXCHANGE,
TT United States, State and Railroad securities,
bought and sold. Also, uncurrent money.
Agent for the sale ot Revenue Stamps. 21 ly.
An excellent Barn and Stables, in Kaleigh.
Apply at STANDARD OFFICE.
February 28, 1866. tf
ATT0KNEY AT LAW,
(Office at residence, near the Deaf and Dumb and
23 2mpd. RALEIGH, N. C.
PETER AND PEGoTviNSON, (COLORED.)
of Halifax County, wish to obtain information of
their child, named Emma, commonly called
"iW." She formerly belonged to Mr. Chos.
Henderson, of Mississippi, and was brought and
left by him in Lincolnton, N. C.
She is dark complected, and about fourteen
years of age. Any information will be gladly re
ceived by her parents at Brinkleyville. Halifax
County. N. C, or by Caroline Hays, Exchange
Hotel, Raleigh. . may 11 tt
JpiRE INSURANCE. j
Bfetropolitan Insurance Compaay,
108 & 110 Broadway, N. T.
. A FIRST CLASS COMPANY.
Cash Capital '91,000,000, -
SURPLUS OVER 9400,000.
Office in Bank of Cape Fear, Raleigh.
R. H. BATTLE,
march SI 6 s4w.
Clothing, Dry Goods, &e.
... KEW TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT !
'': RALEIGH, N. C.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVE OPENEn a
CCTraC AJfD TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT
Up Stairs, Near the Yarboroagh lions,
Where they intend carryfng on the
Cutting and Tailoring Business
in all itsbranches,
AT LOW PRICES.
Mr. GRIFFITH, late with Mr. Farriss ;i
have control of the CUTTING DEPARTMENT
His well known taste as a skillful Cutter through!
out the State and the South will guarantee satis
faction to the most fastidious.
Gentlemen procuring their own Goods and
Materials may rely upon having them cut in the
Latest Styles, and at Lowest Rates.
A PMVVTfl srnn lrtn1 PAD miTTT,
cut to order on accommodating terms.
XTf . iP.11 1 - - i
ii a rctspvL-iiuuy buiiuii a snare Ol patron:i"-(;
promising to give entire satisfaction in cvennu.!
tlcular. GRIFFITH & McDONALD
may 5 3m. Opposite new Post Office.
OUR THANKS ARE HEREBY TENDERED
to the citizens of Raleigh, aud suiTonnrlin,r
country, for the very liberal patronage extended"
to our House, since the close of the war.
We have endeavored to sell you good Goods
at fair prices, and will continue to serve you
to the best of our ability.
We will be able to present you, in a few dajs
an entire new stock of - '
-Ladies' Dress Goods,
Calicos, Muslins, &c.
Also, 500 Nice, New Style,
LADIES' AND MISSES FLATS,
cheap and prcttv.
Also, a superb stock of Men's. Ladies' and
Gents' Soft and Summer
Call and you 6hall have bargains.
Col. TUCKER remains at the North to keen
our 6tock supplied.
may 13 ti. w. u. S K. B. lUUli.-K.
yE STRIVE TO PLEASE I
Merchant Tailors and Clothiers,
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N. C.
Have just received their Spring Stock of
READY MADE CLOTHNG,
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods.
These Goods were purchased at low rates for
CASH, and will be sold at prices which will
enable ns to live and let our patrons live.
IF YOU WANT FINE FRNCH CHOTHS
and Cossimeres, call at
FARRISS & LACK'S.
IF YOU WANT FINE GERMAN OR AMER
ICAN Goods, caU at
FARRISS & LACK'S.
IF YOU WANT GOOD READY MADE
Clothing, call at
iOOD READY MAD
FARRISS & LACK'S.
F YOU WANT CHEAP CLOTHING, CALL
IF YOU WANT GOOD CLOTHING MADE
in good Style, call at "
FARRISS & LACK'S.
We say nothing of our STYLE AND TASTE,
as we prefer that our work should speak for ns,
and not we should sneak lor our work. Wc refer
any one desiring information on this point to our
We do not say we have more goods than any
one else, and that we will sell lower than any one
else, but we do savwe have a (rood stock, and
are receiving weekly accessions thereto. S e will
say further that we have bougbt tuese gooas ana
intend to sell them.
If you want bargains, GIVE US A CALL.
Cotton. Corn, Bacon, Flour and Lard taken in
exchange for Goods. GIVE US A CALL.
april 10 -10-tf. ! A 11 IS. 15 &
TWO OF THE GREATEST BLESS
INGS are HEALTH AND PEACE. To
preserve the first -keep your body comfortable,
and to enjoy the last keep yonr wives and daugh
ters well supplied with pocket change, and let
them spend it at
No. 1, Fayetteville Street,
N. C. BOOK-STOKE BUILDING,
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
March 23, 1866. 5J 2m.
gPRING STYLES, 1866 1
Taste, Elegance and Fashion!
I OFFER TO MY FRIENDS AND THE
public one of the largest, most complete and ele
gant assortments of French, English, Scotch,
German and American
Cassimeres, Cloths, Testings, Linen and
ever offered in this market, and am prepared with
Cutters of long experience and skill, and a num
ber of first class Workmen, to manulacture to
order any garment required at short notice and
on reasonable terras.
My stock of Ready.lHade Clothing is large,
and is for the most part composed of very superi
or and fashionable articles. It was bought low
for cash, which enables me to sell at the lowest
I have also a good stock of '
Boots, Shoes, Gaiters, Hats,
(the latest style of fine Silk Hat on band,) and an
extensive stock of
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods,
such as Shirts, Drawers, Neck Ties, Handker
chiefs, Suspenders, Gloves, Hose, Ac, fec.
E3y-Orders for Military Clothing will re
ceive prompt attention.
Thankful for the patronage bestowed on me
during the past ten years, it will be myaiin. by
selling good goods at moderate prices, to merit a
continuance of the same.
Those iu want of any articles worn by gentle
men will do well to call at my old stand, on
Fayetteville Street, before purchasing.
april 21 15-lm. M. GRAUSMAN.
O. 44, FAYETTEVILLE ST.,
RALEIGH, N. C.
Spring Trade, 1866.
Large additions to our Stock of Miscellaneous
Hardware, Woodware, Crockery, Glass and China
Ware ; Hollow Ware, Tin Wore, Swedes and
American Iron and Steel.
A commanding stock of Buggy Materials,
Lamps, Lanterns, Lamp Wicks and Chimneys,
Kerosine OU, White Lead and other Paints, Spirits
Turpentine and Linseed Oil, Window Glass Irom
8 x 10 to 80 x 86, Pntty ; an extensive stock ot
Builders Materials, Locks and Nails,
Family Groceries and House-Furnishing
20 Cooking Stoves, of various approved patterns
Plaited Knives, Forks, Tea and Dinner Spoons.
Call and examine our Stock. .
J. BROWN, with
april 10 10-tf. ' HART & LEWIS.
A VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT 1
Raleigh. Possession given immediately. Apply
at the Standard office. " -