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JMPOHTANT TO s
WE HAVE RECEIVED 6 CONSIGNMENT
20,000 lbs. Bacon Sides, which we are In
structed to trade off for Cotton, at the rate of
1 pound of BACON for 1 pound of COT
TON to be delivered by the 10th of October
next B. 1 WILLIAMSON & CO.
July 24, 1866. r . 54-tf
At" 44 FayetteTille Street
3ATENTJICE CRSAM FREEZERS,
Wate Coolera, - ' : - -
Oral and Round Wire Dish Covers,
Weeding Hoes and Trace Chains,
1 Ti rin:ni9
-i Jo BROWN, with
Hakt & Lewis.
Raleigh, J ane. ft tf J
LEWIS P. OLDS,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
' HILLSB0RO ST.,
May 18-3m-paid. RALEIGH, X. 0
JUST RECEIVED !
At Wo. 44, Fayetteville Street:
Plain and Plated Castors.
Painted and Ornamented Toilet Sets.
'Fire Proof Tea Pots.
Handsome Tea Trays. , t
J. BROWN, wl.h
Raleigh, april 28 tf. HART fe LEWIS.
TIN WARE !
No. 44 Fayetteville
We have a large stock of TIN WARE, of
our own manufacture, for sale, wholesale an.
wtaiL J- BROWN,
reWUL with HART -& LEWIS J
Raleigh, May 15, 1866. 25 tf.
p ENERAL BUSINESS AGENCY.
THE UNDESIGNED-TENDERS HIS SER
VICES to the community at home and abroad, as
a General Business Agent. He will attend
dilieently to tne collecting of all claims, the set
tling and closing of all accouuts, the buying and
selling of any and every species of property, or
any other business-in the State to which parties
cannot attend in person, or which they may find
it to their interest to entrust to the management
oi an agent. . . ,
As to his character and qualifications he Is au
thorized to refer to Gbokge W. Mordkcai, Hon.
Thos. Bragg and Kkmp P. Battle.
RUFUS H. PAGE.
Raleigh, June 16th, 1866. 36 tf
W. FDIXIAJf. W. H. JOKES. GEO. W. SWEPSON
PULLIAM, JONES & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Commission
rAVE IN STORE A LARGE STOCK OF
-w. n rw Trm T m
which is offered at the lowest cash prices. They
respectfully solicit orders from the Merchants oi
PULLIAM, JONES & CO.
Raleigh, May 1, 1866. 20 tf.
"Wood for the Capitol.
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED
by the undersigned, until the
;i5th of September next,
to furnish a sufficient quantity of Wood for the
use of the Public offices in the Capitol, and for
the Legislature thv ensuing winter and spring.
The Wood to be sound Oak and Hickory,
to be delivered and measurea in the Wood-house
on the Capitol square, from time to time, as re
quired. Bidders will state the price, PER CORD, at
which they will deliver it, and endorse on the
envelope Proposals for Wood."
The amount required will be about 200 Cords.
The right of rejecting bids not advantageous to
the State, is reserved.
. R. W. BEST,
Secretary of State.
Raleigh, Aug. 11, 1866. 62 tw-lm
J-JNITED STATES TAXES.
HAVING BEEN APPOINTED ASSISTANT
Assessor of Excise Taxes, by the United States
Government, for the 4th division of the 4th Col
lection District, of North Carolina, comprising
all that part of Wake County lying North ol the
North-Carolina Railroad, exclusive of the limits
of the City of Raleigh, I will attend the follow
ing places at the times indicated, for the purpose
or receiving the returns of income for the year
1865, and Carriages, Gold Watches, Pianos, &e..
held on the 1st day of May, 1866; also, returns
from Manufacturers, Banks, fcc., beginning with
the month of March, 1866, and applications for
Licenses from or after the 1st ot May, 1006, to
1st May, 1867:
Monday, Aug. 27th.
Wednesday, do 29th.
Friday, do 31st.
Tuesday, Sept. 4th.
Friday, do 7th-
Monday, do 10th.
Tuesday, do 11th.
Friday, do 14th.
Monday, do 17th.
Thursday, do 20th.
Monday, do 24th.
Tuesday, do 25th.
Hoods or Eagle Rock, Thursday, do 27t h.
Busbees or Auburn, Tuesday, Oct. 2d.
J. G. BROMELL,
Ast Ass. 4th Dir. 4th Dist. North-Carolina.
Aug. 16th. 1866. 64 2w
t- Sentinel please copy.
TATE OF NORTH. CAROLINA,
) . Wake Cocstt.
Superior Court of Law and Equity, Spring Term,
On motion, it is ordered by the Court, that the
Clerk give notice through the Standard, Sentinel
aud Progress, newspapers published in the City
of Raleigh, and also it four or more public places
in the County of Wake, to all parties of Record
who have suits pending in the Superior Court of
said Countv, and their witnesses, to appear at the
next Fail Term of the Court, to be held at the
Court House, in Raleigh, on the
First Monday after the fourth Monday
of September, 1866,
prepared to try their cases.
Parties having no counsel are notified to em
ploy on or before the day aforesaid, or their suits
will be tried witnout counsel.
Ralaigh, July 10, 1866.
A HOUSE AND I,OT
In the North western part of the CUy of Hxi
eigh, formerly occupied bv Mr. JEHKK SUAW.
Apply for information on the pr;rtni.
Raleigh, Aug. 14, 1866. SS tt
RALEIGH 6c GASTON RAIL ROAD
Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 23rd. 1S66.
THE attention of shippers is called to the
Great Through Freight Air Line,
which is now In full and successful opertion from
New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore, to
Columbia, S. C, via S. & R. R. R., R. &G. R. R.,
N. C. R. R-, and C. & S. C. R. R-, carrying freights
North and South with greater dispatch and lower
rates than any other route.
Attention is particularly called to advertisement
of C. B. Allen, freight agent of this road.
W.G. LEWIS, Gen. 8upt
r s . R. &G. R. R. CO.
Aug. 52th. 1866. . 68 tf.
. TAMES W. NEWSOMlIn the Court of
' f vs. - V Equity for Halifax
James Newsom and others ) County North
children of Eaton R.- New- ) Carolina to ell
om, and residents of Texas. J land for partition.
ims dui sew iorin mat a certain tract ol land situ
ate in HaUfaxCounty, late the property of Tabitha
. xoewsom, now oelontrsto the nlalntins and de
fendants as. tenants in common, and the plantiffs
are desirous of having it sold for partition : the
defendants are warned to appear at the next Fall
term of Halifax Court ot Equity and answer, or
a decree pro eonfesto will be taken against them.
: ; THOMAS 'N, HILL..C. M. E.
Aug. 25th, 1866. . 08 tf.
QAAfi FRS. OF SHOES, FOR MEN,
O U VIS Women and Children, will be in Store
this week. Cheaper than ever.
W. H. & R. 8. TUCKER A CO.
Ang. 25th 1866. 68 tf.
FOR GOODS. ;' ,.
FOR SALE, A DESIRABLE, WM
. and healthy residence, In town, with about ;
- i Twenty Acres of Land f - '
attached. Dwelling, 43x34 feet; first floor 6
leet from ground two stories, 12 and 11 leet
between floors, containing eight neat and well
Sed rooms, with closet and fire-place for
each-two Halls, rock basement, with three flre
5?C" . 1 rear hish-pitched double piaz-
Fi-vv; r-- - - , f -A nia-rawith all
ZMS DU1U3 X.v m. J
T.Pi.Msarv ouUiouses. The reside
ence fronts the
Sad and the centre of the town-is liberally
SSriSedwiUi thrifty shade and fruit trees i; has
a w.'il of irood water; is very heauny, ana ncur
eooA business locality. To any person owi ibk
? , :.,Y.ff,,i ,wl h.lthv residence, with snflicient
lana for making support for a family, a rare op
portunity is here offered. . ., .,.
r Aroney being scarce, only one rixth of the price
will be required in cash, the balance in
. Dry Goods, Groceries, and Drug"
For further particulars, apply to
EDITORS " STANDARD."
July 31, 1S66. 57 6t
-niCHANGE OF N. C. BONDS.
STATE OF N. cTTRE ASUR Y DEP'T. ,
Raleigh, June 27, ISoO.
Under the authority of an ordinance of the
Convention, ratitied June 16th, lSbo, sealed pro
posals will be received by the undersigned until
the first day of November, 1866, lor the exchange
of the principal of any bonds issued by the State,
prior tothe Jlh May, 1861, for certificates o
stock and other interests held by the State in
various corporations. The principal of these
8re stocks in the following Companies:
North-Curolina Railroad Company, 3."P'9jJ
Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company, $
Atlantic & N. C. Railroad Company, f J.WU
Western N. C. Railroad Company, V'S'XXH
Albemarle & Chesapeake Canal Co., a.0,00O
2nd. Bonds, secured by mortgages on the en
tire property of the iollowing corporations:
Wilmington, Charlotte & Ruthcrlord
Railroad Company, !'n'!52i
Western Coalfield Railroad I Company WKMXW
Atlantic & North-Carolina R. R. Co., ?181,lb4 88
The interest acquired by the purchaser of the
stock of any corporation will not be greater than
that of the holders of the like amount of the gen
eral stock of the same corporation.
The stocks belonging to the Literary Fund, e.
e the stock in the Wilminirton & W eldou, aud
Wilmington & Manchester Railroad Companies,
and in various banks, are not included in this
Bids at less than the par value of the stocks or
other interests will not be entertained. Any
premium realized will be applied in payment ot
past due coupons ot the bonds delivered in ex-
ChCopies of the law authorizingthe exchange and
more detailed lists of the stocks, Ac, will be lor
warded by the undersigned to applicants.
It is made my duty to accept those terms
deemed most advantageous to the Mate, and the
option of rejecting anv.EMJ PidsBTTLE,
June SO-45-wts Public Treasurer.
RALEIGH, N. C.
Spring Trade, 1866.
4tn.i.inan Imn Steel.
A commanding stock of Buggy Materials,
Lamps, Lanterns, Lamp Wieks and Chimneys,
Kerosine Oil, White Lead and other Paints, Spirits
Turpentine and Linseed Oil, Window Glass Irom
Sx 10 to 30 x 36, Putty; an extensive stock ot
Builders Materials, Locks and Nails,
Family Groceries and IIonse-Fnrnishing
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. '
MR. L. H. KELLOGG HAVING RETIRED
from our firm, tl e business will hereafter be con
ducted in the name of EDWARD WHEELER
& CO. We hereby tender our thanks to the citi
zens of Raleigh and vicinity for past patronage.
KELLOGG, WHEELER & CO.
RESS GOODS, CALICOES, &C.
WE HAVE JUST OPENED AN ENTIRE
new stock, embracing Grenadines, Muslins, Ging
hams, Ac. Also, 3,000 yards Calicoes, of the la
test styles, all of which we will sell cheap. Call
early and secure bargains.
may 22 28 tt. EDWARD WnEELER A CO
R ANSON & FARRAR
HAVE REMOVED TO THE NORTH-CAROLINA
Book Store, the old and popular Book
stand so long kept bv Mr. H. D. Turner, No. 1
Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, on the Corner near
the State House.
Mr. H. D. Turner, who, for thirty-three years
past, has been a large publisher and bookseller,
now i-etires from active business, leaving his
entire ctock in our hands.
The stock consists of an extensive selection of
English and American Law Books, besides a great
variety of School and Miscellaneous Books. Mr.
H. D. Co ley, so long Mr. Turner's representative,
will still be found at the old stand.
With this valuable addition to our former ex
tensive stock, we hope very greatly to enlarge
our usefulness to the trade, we win npe our
best efforts to secure the continued eood will of
our old customers, and those of the North-Carolina
June 14 tf BRANSON A FARRAR.
Standard Office, Raleigh, N. C,
July 18, 1866.
rpO ANTIQUARIANS, LIBRARIANS,
J. BIBLIOPOLISTS, AND OTHERS :
A BOUND FILE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA
CHRONICLE, published al Phi adelphia, 1767,
RIVINGTON'S NEW-YORK GAZETEER, pub
lished in New-York, 1773, 1774, 1775, and 1776,
and other rare old Revolutionary and Colonial
papers, published in New-York and elsewhere,
has been deposited at this office for sale.
These papers contain the news, political, mili
tary, domestic and foreign ol those dayB, together
with original communications from prose writers
and poetical contributors.
The proceedings of the Continental Congress,
which adopted the Declaration of Independence,
and the proceedings of State Legislatures, Con
ventions, .Ac, are all given as they occurred at
This is a most rare and valuable file. Persons
desiring to purchase can call and examine it, or
if they live at a distance, address us by letter on
W. W. WEST,
MUSIC, BOOKS, STATIONERY,
Raleigh. N. C.
July 24, 1866. 54 tf
JEROSENE OIL AND LAMPS.
JUST RECEIVEDTLARGE SUPPLY
HAND, PARLOR, BRACKET and 8WINGING
Also, the best Kerosene Oil, Lamp Wicks and
Chimneys. Dry Bop Yeast.
With Heartt & Lewis,
44 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
July 28 1866. 56-tf.
8IOW H. ROGERS,
Raleigh, N. C.
JOS. B. BATCH ELOB
Warrenton, N. C.
ROGERS & BATCHEL0R
june 5, 1866.
JNSURANCE AGAINST FIRE,
AND THE PERILS OF INLAND TRANS
portation. UNDERWRITER'S AGENCY,
- Composed of the Germania, Hanover, JUgoU
and Republic Fire Insurance Companies, New
York. CsQital over t3,000,000.
JOHN G. WILLIAMS, & CO,
. oct 6 tfio Aeei
An excellent Barn and Stables, in Raleigh.
Apply at STANDARD OFFICE
February 28, ISM. tf
'. r - For the Standard.
. Mitsfma. Editors: Conceiving that Hie-. J.
real COUCUllOU Ui pwtllJvai uiatw-ia wi .i
Carolina are perfectlymnderstood by thejot
side -world, any extended remark upon tliat r
subject lire useless. . I do not on ibis occasion '
assume tosspeak for the great body of our
people I speiik only of what I believe in
the sentiment of every real loyal man iii the .
State, I do not hesitate then to say that it
is. the earnest dgsiro of every such one to see .
the State restored to her federal relations as
soon as it is practicable. They have waited
with patience to see this object consummated,
but, alas!-have waited in vain. They be
lieve the President's plan of restoration will, "
if put info practical operation, accomplish .
every thing desired to sustain them in their
peaceful relations locially and politically, w.
citizens of a common government.
They are confident that if the civil gov
ernment of North-Carolina had been placed
under the control of their Provisional Gov
ernor, that she would now occupy the same
position as Tennessee.
His defeat has -delayed her return, and
raised a barrier which can only be removed
by allowing " unmistakably loyal" Union men,
to take their rightful position in the work
of restoration. To achieve certain political
ends, the partizans of the old federal policy
of the goverment have been placed in power
in this State, as instruments in the hands of
the rebel leaders. They feign support to the
President's policy to deceive, whilst they
seek time, to gain from the masses strength
to overthrow it at the end of his present
term. If they sueceed they will no longer
disguise their object, but will openly declare
their policy of disowning the claims of
Union men re-instating to favor those only
who participated in the rebellion resuscita
tion of tl.e State rebel debt and its concomi
tant interests. In view of these things it is
highly expedient that the amendment to the
federal Constitution should be practically
adopted in this, as it has been done in the
State of Tennessee. This would at once
silence the clamors of the rebel leaders for
place and position, and protect Union men
from their assaults, scorn and contempt, so
cially and politically; and enable loyalists to
take into hand the work of restoration and
complete it agreeably to the requirements of
A course like this I am aware would create
a fluttering amongst the rebels, and they
would raise the cry of usurpation and all
that sort of thing. But what of that ? The
Government has dictated its terms, it will
not degrade itself by allowing the rebel
leaders to trample those terms under foot,
and raise themselves to the highest political
positions within the State or federal govern
ment. It" so, then treason is right and loyalty is
wrong. I do not believe the President and
Congress will ever submit to any dictation
from men who labored with all thepower with
in their control to destroy tlie-government of
our fathers. The work of the Philadelphia
Convention will be to effect pacification of
things, so as to re-intate the leaders of the
rebellion to all the power of the government.
Let this be done, and loyalists in the South
will be stigmatised as traitors, and their
children after them. S. F.
From the Henderson Pioneer.
According to previous notice, quite a res
pectable number of citizens met at the Court
House in this place on last Saturday.
On motion, the meeting was organized by
calling 3Iajor L., J. Pace, to the Chair, and re
questing Levi Jones to act as Secretary.
On motion, the Chairman, appointed the fol
lowing gentlemen to draft resolutions for the
consideration of the meeting, viz : N. P Corn,
G. W. Maee, T. J. Stepp, Thos. Gibbs, N.
Bowen, J. L. Hood and A. Q. Moore. After
a short absence, the committe reported the
Wheiieas, A loyal Union Convention is to
convene in the city of Philadelphia on the
third day of September, prox., w ith the view
to endorse the reconstruction policy of Con
gress, and whereas, it is the duty of all good
governments to protect the innocent and pun
ish, the guilty ; and whereas, we have suffer
ed incalculable losses from bad men hold
ing office in utter disregard of the oaths
they had taken to support the Constitution
of the United States, therefore, be it
Ilesolced, That we recommend the appoint
ment of two delegates to represent this Con
gressional District in the Philadelphia Con
vention referred to.
Kexolce-i, That we cordially endorse thea-men-iinent
to the Constitution of the United
States, as proposed by Congress, known as
the Howard Amendment.
Reaulced, That we do not regard Governor
Worth as the candidate of the Union party
for Governor of this State.
After some discussion, participated in by
several gentlemen, the resolutions were adpo
ted without a dissenting voice, though several
On motion, the Chairman appointed the
following delegates to the District Conven
tion, which is to meet in Hendersonville on
Saturday the 25th inst., and which were con
curred in, to wit :
A. 11. Jones. It. I. Allen, Levi Jones, J.
L. Hood, W. D. Justus, J. F. Woodfin, N.
Bowen, T. J. Stepp, Thos. Gibbs, Capt. Jos.
Hamilton, Dr. J. C. Carson, S. T. Feather
ston. On motion, it was agreed that the Hender
son Pumeer be requested to publish the pro
ceedings of this meeting.
L. J. PACE, Chm'n.
Levi Jokes, Sec'y.
From the Henderson Pioneer.
According to previous notice, a public
meeting was held by the citizens of Hender
son county at Crab Creek meeting house.
Rev. G. W. Mace, was called to the Chair,
and Thomas Osteen was requested to act as
On motion, the object of the meeting -was
explained by the Chairman.
Resolved, That we adopt the resolutions
passed at the meeting held at Blue Ridge A
cademy, Ang. 1st 1866.
Resolved, That we appoint a committee of
five to meet with the citizens of Henderson
county, at Hendersonville, on Saturday the
lltli inst., consisting of the following gen
tlemen : R. Sentle, S. B. O. McCall, D. Mc
Crarey, the Chairman and Secretary.
Resolved, That tiie- proceedings of this
meeting be sent to the Henderson Pioneer,
with a request to publish.
G. W. MACE, Chm'n.
Thos. Obteew, Sec'y.
Tothe Voters of the 49th Senatorial Dis.
trict of North-Carolina.
Gektlemeu : I am again a condidate to
represent you in the Senate. I entertain the
same political sentiments and keep up thesame
habits as heretofore. For my course in the
Legislature, I refer you to the House mem
bers from your respective Counties, and the
Journal of the Senate. If again elected, I
expect to do as I did then the very best I
could for the whole country.
Respectfully, yours, &c,
L. S. GASH.
Hendersonville, N. C.,August 15th, 1866.
The President's Bale. President John
son is said to be quite at a loss what to do
with the bale of cotton that ' has been sent
him from Macon. The gift of the loyal res-.
identsof that town is fully appreciated, but
ho"w best to dispose of it is at present a puz
zling question. It is not unlikely, however,
but it may be forwarded to the World's Ex
position' - at - Paris," -where it" -would proba
bly atteac t fls .ranch attention as" most of the
American, triM -wiU there be exhibited-
" - -
v.- . . : .
An Account of the New Orleans Riot
hv Can. A t- " Kniiiuni.-:
Gen.: Baird'k -JSeioiuitithef&riV
l; patches of Geii. Sheridan; Vindicated! v-f
. ucu, viiiyi 4-. Ajee, tin ujuv.t ui , tn j
under Banks and Sheridan, was a witness to
the massacre in New Orleans which ho late-,
ly described in a speech to his fellow citizens
of Leavenworth, Kansas prefacing his ac
count with some personal experiences of the
"willingness of the Ilabcls to accept any
terms" shortly after tho war, and their pres
ent bitter hostility to the Unionists and the
Northerner. In thu following, be alludes to
the "garbled extract" fVom General Sheri
dan's despatches, published in' the Copper
head papers: - . . . .. .. ,
" Let mo narrate to yon some of the scenes
of that duy. My rooms happened to be
about a square from the scene of the slaugh
ter, and I could see very much of it. Cap
tain Loup, a captain of the First New Or
leans Infantry, who had just been mustered
out, was standing one block from me. He was
approached by two policeman, one placed
his pistol at his back and shot him down,
and the other stabbed him in the side, se
curing his immediate death. There was a
noble man who represented the radical senti
ment of the city Dr. Dos tie. He was not a
member of the Convention, but he was in the
hall. He attempted to escape. When about
half a block from the Capitol building he
was struck with a brick and knocked down.
Policemen were standing near, but instead
of arresting the assaulter they stepped up to
Dr. Dostie and deliberately fired into the
body of the defenseless man. A citizen stan
ding by drew his sword from his cane and
thrust it into his body. Still the doctor was
not dead, and was dragged hy the police
through the crowd and placed in a common
dirt cart. I saw this myself. One police
man sat on his body, and one sat near his
head. The poor man attempted to raise his
head, and I saw the policeman raise his re
volver and strike him on the face and mash
his nose flat. That noble man died.
I stood on my balcony and looked on that
crowd of four hundred policeman, maddened
with liquor and drunk with fury, assisted by
firemen and, thugs assisted by two hundred
or three hundred citizens, on this field day
of slaughter. I saw passing an innocent
black man, with a market basket on his arm.
He was met by a knot of policemen. They
said, "You are from the hall, are you?" He
said, "No." They said, "Yes you are." He
started to run. Two policemen ran after him,
and as many as a dozen bullets were shot in
to his body before he fell. A citizen then
stamped with his heel on his face, and he
was beaten to death with clubs.
Within five minutes after this, I saw a po
liceman approach a black man, and, putting
a pistol to his back, shot him down. About
ten minutes after, a great, coarse brutal ruf
fian approached and kicked the dead black
corpse. While he was kicking the corpse a
strret car passed, in it was a bright yellow
woman, she put out her head to look, and
this ruffian raised his hand and struck her on
the face. .
Another little chapter in the scene. There
is in New Orleans, as in most other large cit
ies, a baggage and transfer company. A re
turned officer of our army was an officer of
one of these companies. He told me his of
fice being near the scene of the riot, the po
lice came to him and said they wished his
baggage wagons to bear away the dead.
They seized them, and he said he saw them
repeatedly throw six and eight bodies, black
and white, into one wagon and carry them
off. He told me of one scene in particular.
Eight or ten men had been thrown into a
wagon. Two of the first who had been
thrown in (black men) were not quite dead,
and the shock revived them. They endeavor
ed feebly to push from them the recumbent
mass of corpses. A policeman saw it ; he
leaped into the wagon w ith the expression.
"G d you, I will fix you so you will be
still," and with his revolver very deliberately
blew out their brains.
Another negro was shot down on the street
and had been left for dead. He laid there
until notice of him had ceased. A policeman
came along and noticed that the man had
some life in him. He saw the policeman, and
the poor, ignorant, deluded man raised his
head with a petition for aid. Instead of
giving him the aid he requested, he gave him
such as he had been instructed to. He rais
ed his club and broke his neck at a blow.
These things show you some of the brutal
ity which prevailed on that day. I remained
on my balcony and witnessed these scenes as
long as 1 could endnre them. A single man
was powerless. At length I left my house
and rode to the head-quarters of the depart
ment. I found General Buird in his office,
surrounded by his staff. I then said, "Gen
eral Baird, can it be possible that you are ig
norant of what is occurring in the city ?" He
said, "What, General, is there a serious diffi
culty in town ?" I told him I should think
there was. I said, "I come here as an ex-officer
of the Federal army, as a citizen of a
Northern State, to protest against the shed
ding of so much innocent blood. It is a
s'lame on our military authorities."
He said, " Why, General, what particular
things have occurred ?" I tried to tell him.
I told him so many men had been shot ; that
Gov. Halin had been shot ; that Mr. Fish had
been arrested ; that Dr. Dostie was killed.
He said, " Are you sure that it is sc , I get so
many conflicting accounts." I told him it
was so, and stated that if I had been in com
mand of the city, I would have taken a bat
tery of artillery and swept the streets of the
cowards. He said, " Why, General, if I had
done that I should have killed as many of
your party as theirs." I told him I had no
party. Said he, " I mean the negroes."
(Laughter.) Said I, " Gen. Baird, if you go
on Canal street, you will not sec over four
nesrroes. and they will be pursued by citi
zens and police, and two at least will be kill
ed before they can escape." I said, " Eigh
teen millions of men are watching you this
day, and this delay will cost you dearly."
He said, " I have made no delay ; I have or
dered men there ;" and turning to some of
his staff, gave some hurried orders.
I went back to my home, and in about half
an hour a battery of artillery and a regiment
of infantry paraded on the street. At that
time negroes were being pursued by a crowd
of men, and one was killed within sight of
the guidons of a United States cavalry com
pany, but not a shot was fired by a United
States soldier. The rioters dispersed.martial
law was proclaimed, the carnival of slaught
er was over for that day. I believe that at
that time about twenty-five loyal whites and
one hundred loyal blacks lay dead, while
five hundred of both colors lay wounded,
the result of one day's work.
But, gentlemen, we had a right to and
did believe that when the telegraph told the
tale of our wrongs we should be aided. But
what was our despair when an order came to
one Herron, a Rebel, the Attorney-General of
the State, stating that the civil authorities
must be sustained ? The despatch said :
" You may show this to General Sheridan or
whosoever may be in command, and he will
sustain yoa." Then our despair was great.
Sheridan, the noble, great and true man
of our -war, was not there ; he had gone to
the Rio Grande. But he has returned. I
have heard some criticisms regarding his
despatches to the North, but I see it stated
that the despatches published as from him
were but garbled extracts,and I tell you, gen
tlemen, that I believe it. .
I have something to tell you of Sheridan.
Some three weeks ago, and two weeks be
fore I left New Orleans, I waited on General
Sheridan and. told him I was about to leave
the Souttt aad come North again. .1 told
Mm my statements might appear one-sided ;
that Dosssbly some might think a radical un
safe to trust, and I wished to know from him
his ouimon. as a conservative, old army onu
Icer, and one then and there in authority.!, Ia
justice to General Sheridan I will say that he '
said to tne, he then did not wish to "express '
his opinions in suco manner -as:- to: - spreaa -abroad,
; that hey was 4ntt a -simple fsoldier,a
and could avow. no creed but. his .orders.".
He 4tod me what iie .thought? -of Southeni .
Rebelaf -i ' "
j-1 must tell "your further, that About ; six
months after the war there were- ; many-associations
formed, known as relief associations,
such as Gibson's Brigade Relief Association,
and the Hays' Brigade Relief . Association. .
These associations were made-up of soldiers,'
and the presidents of the associations were
the old commanders of brigades, and vice
presidents were the old colonels of regiments,
and so down. They held secret meetings,
and were to all intents and purposes a mili
tary organization. Sheridan feared these or
ganizations as a nucleus for further distur
bances, and he made up his mind to sup
press them. He issued an order ' declaring
that all relief associations and all associa
tions tor the erection of monuments intended
commemorate the late Rebellion, should be
dissolved and suppressed.
When they heard of it. they came and
begged him not to issue it. He said, 44 1
know no compromise of duty ; I have made
up my mind to issue it, and issue it I will.
Three weeks ago I thought your organiza
tion was mutinous, and at that time I order
ed a battery of artillery from the Rio Gran
de to sweep the streets-the first motion you
made ; you were not wise enough to take
the hint, and now I disperse you by order."
Gen. Sheridan said : " I fear Northern
men don't understand this thing In a word,
the Rebel are willing to come back if they
can place the Rebel flag right alongside the
Stars and Stripes. They want to preach Re
bellion ; they want to go back to Congress
ional halls, clothed with the mantle of au
thority ; they are very willing to come back
if Lee and Johnson shall stand on the same
plank as Grant and Sherman ; they are wil
ling to come back if this Rebellion shall be
made a thing to be proud of and its mem
ory shall fall as a glorious heritage to their
children. I consider these gorgeous funeral
processions an insult to me and to every man
who ever wore the Federal blue." (Long
and continued cheers.)
The Good Old Times.
In the peroration of Gen. Dix's speech be
fore the Randall Convention he uttered, with
the most melancholy effect, that moan over
the glories of the past rhich octogenarian
stage-drivers unbosom when they see a steam
engine. There are many descendants of Mrs.
Lot who. like Gen. Dix, look back in sorrow
ful regret and forwan 1 with fear and trem
bling. To such people, who are the salt of
the earth in a very unfortunate sense, Gen.
Dix's admiration of the old Republic will be
more acceptable than the faith ot better re
formers in the future Union. His sorrow for
the dead is wasted, as there is no hope that
tears will effect a resurrection, but as what
he says mauy people are weak enough to ac
cept without examining, we have a desire to
see what reason exists for this longing for
" the good old times." He called upon the
delegates " to bring back the Republic,
purified and strengthened by the fiery ordeal
through which it lias passed, to its ancient
prosperity and power ; to present to the
world an example worthy of imitation no
Utopian vision of good government, but the
grand old reality of the better times, bring
ing up the memory of our fathers and the
recollections of the past, with the past and
the future inseparably entwined one coun
try, one flag, one Union of equal States."
Which we call very good indeed.
There is very little analogy between the
circumstances of the country just after the
Revolution and our condition at the present
time. But suppose, for the sake of illustra
tion, that Connecticut or Massachusetts had
remained loyal to George the Third, and im
mediately after the recognition of our inde
pendence had sent delegates to assist in
framing a Constitution. We fancy that they
might have knx;ked some time before gain
ing admission ; and our fathers, sages and
philosophers as they were, would hardly
have kept their tempers if these same dele
gates had assumed to dictate the terms up
on which they were to be accorded entrance.
It would have been found, we suspect, that
the dictation, if any, was to come from the
other side. If men or States put themselves
into a dubious political position, they must
submit to be distrusted until they have given
plenary evidence of repentance, and sufficient
surety of good conduct for the future. If the
late Rebel States persist in keeping all poli
tical power in the hands of those who are
notoriously hostile to the Constitution and
the Union, they are no more entitled to re
presentation now than they were when their
swords were drawn, their Confederate ban
ners flaunting, and their Rebel ranks in bat
tle array. Admission of illegality and wick
edness of the Rebellion on the part of the
Rebels nre not so numerous as to be tiresome
bv nnv manner of means. To sneak into
Congress with patriot blood still dripping
from their skirts, with the old slaveholding
oligarchy still retaining its pristine power,
and still disfranchising nine-tenths of the
population, with the leaders of the Rebellion
still eligible to offices of authority and trust
this seems to be the chief ambition of trai
tors retired from active business these are
the immunities which they do not so much
ask for as demand, w ith Gen. Dix for back
er! And should they carry their point, be
come once more a power in the General Gov
ernment, and dominate once more in the Se
nate and the House, then, we suppose, Gen.
Dix will elevate his voice, and proclaim to
all the four points of the compaas that the
Republic is "purified and strengthened "
that "the grand old reality of better times "
is restored that we have at last " one coun
try, one flag, one Union of Equal States! "
A country just escaped from mortal peril
and still with much hard, practical work be
fore it, if it would live and prosper, will not
suffer itself to be misled by the most charm
ing exertions of rhetoricians. The people
understand these matters as well now as they
did during the last Presidential election, and
the issues are much the same. New York
The rebel Gen. Beauregard, now in Europe,
is seriously considering the acceptance of the
title of Prince from the Roumanians of Mod-do-Wallachia.
He is to have command of
the military forces, to rank next to the Hos
podar, receive $200,000 in cash and a large
salary, and can also provide snug berths for
as many of his rebel military friends as he
The Selma, Ala., Messenger uses the fol
lowing complimentary language with regard
to a young gentleman of that place, who is
much given to serenading the ladies : "For
having heard him declare in tuneful strains,
to each of six young ladies in one evening,
that she was 4 oil the world' to him, we can
safely endorse him as the most ' harmoni
ous lyre' of our acquaintance."
An Enterprizlno Coi,OREr Man.
Charles Walker, of Milton, N. C. mail con
tractor from that town to Barksdale's depot,
is negotiating for a light Steamboat to run
on the Dan from Milton to Barksdale's. He
expects to start it this fall.
Charles lived a number of years on the coast
of Florida, and is familiar with steamers and
navigation. Few colored people equal him
in intelligence, and the freedmen of this
town would do well to get him to make them,
a "talk." Danville Time.
Yesterday authority was given by the Pre
stdent to make out pardons for five persons '
from Missouri, two from Tennessee, one from.
Virginia, one from Texas, and One from Loui
siana. . ,AH of the p'ardons were granted un
der the thirteenth exception of .the amnesty
proclamation, referring to individuals pos
sessing twenty thousand dollars. Star.
TUESDAY, j? AUG UST. 28. 1866.
Look on this Pietnre. " '
The Sentinel of August 8th contains the
44 The Sentinel shall continue to be a firm
defender of law and order, a warm supporter
of President Johnson's policy, and a vehicle
of the latest views. It will oppose proscrip
tion for opinion's saJce."
And now Look on Tbat.
The Sentinel, in a subsequent issue to the
above says : ' '
44 In view of such an antagonism, while we
would not seek to deprive Mr. Goodloe of
any pecuniary emolument or personal suc
cess, under ordinary circumstances, we really
think that it is his duty to retire from the
office of Marshal for the District of North
Carolina." And the Sentinel of 2oth August says :
44 In North- Carolina the President has
work to do. Every man in office in the State,
civil or military, who is in favor of Radical
measures and opposed to the President,
should be removed at once. Many of them,
if not most of them, are exceedingly hostile
to the President and to the patriotic princi
ples and purposes of the Philadelphia Con
vention. Some of the delegates appointed
by the Washington County meeting to the
Traitors' Convention to be held in Philadel
phia, in September, are office-holders under
the President in this State. Many of the
collectors and assessors, collectors of the cus
toms, postmasters, and the District Marshal,
are hostile to the President and to the Con
stitution as it is. So are also officers of the
Freedmen's Bureau. They should be re
moved, at once, and their places supplied
with true men to the government."
The Sentinel has deceived its readers. In
its issue of the 8th of August it promises to
44 oppose proscription for opinion's sake,"
and in its issue of the 25th of August it de
mands the removal of every officer in this
State who does not endorse the Philadelphia
High times, indeed, when Southern trait
ors like the Editors of the Sentinel and those
for whom they speak, demand of the Presi
dent that he remove men from office on ac
count of what may be regarded, and only re
garded as excessive loyalty I
The Sentinel's conscience (?) was troubled
recently because certain Southern gentlemen
took the test oath in order to fill some of
these offices. If these gentlemen should be
removed, where will that paper find persons
to fill their places who can take the oath ?
But it seems " military" men, who will not
play the politician by taking sides with the
Philadelphia Convention, must be removed
also. The Sentinel wants secession office
holders, secession Generals, and secession
troops. This will do for the present, but
that paper would be much better pleased if
it could have Mr. Davis for President, Peter
Mallett for commandant of conscripts, and
Wheeler's cavalry in the field fighting for
44 our beloved Confederacy."
Wake Connty Court.
The term of Wake County Court held here
last week, was probably the most laborious
in the history of the County. Nearly the
entire term was consumed in considering
and disposing of indictments for offences not
extending to life or limb. One white man
and several colored men were whipped for
stealing. It is to be regretted there was no
authority to continue the Court another
week. If this could have done, the proba
bility is that all the business would have
The Magistrates in attendance, the Special
Court, and the County Attorney, Mr. Badger,
and the Sheriff and Clerk, deserve the
thanks of the County for the industrious
aud able manner in which they discharged
During the term, the Magistrates made an
order to establish a County Workhouse, un
der the provisions of the recent act of the
Legislature. The following gentlemen were
appointed Directors : R. C. Badger, Q. Bus-
bee, J. Q. Williams, Dr. W. L Busbee, W.
H. High, R.;W. Wynne, W. D. Jones. W. H.
Harrison, . and H. A. Hodge. W. J. Holle
man, Esq., was elected Superintendent of the
Workhouse an excellent selection.
We publish to-day an address by some of
ficers of the army in relation to the proposed
Soldier's Convention at Cleaveland, on the
17th September. There are many respectable
names to this call, but there are thousands of
other army officers, and all the great names
such as Grant, Sherman, Logan, Thomas,
and Meade are wanting.
These officers say the " beat" of the South
ern people were represented at Philadelphia.
This is not so. The "best" people in the
South are the Unionists, and they had no
representatives at Philadelphia. The worst
people we have in the South are unrepentant
secessionists and latter-day war men. These
were fully represented in the Convention re
ferred to. If their deliberations should do
no good, wc trust they may do no harm.
Vote on the New Constitution.
We give below the vote of Counties
cently received. There are four Counties yet
to be heard from officially. The result will
be announced after the 29th instant. The
total vote, with these four Counties to be
heard from, is 18,795 for ratification, and
20,550 for rejection. We think it may be
taken for granted that the Constitution has
The Counties below are all Western. They
are thoroughly loyal, and in favor of the
white basis, which is provided for in the
We do not say that the vote on the Con-
stitution was a test of loyalty in every locali
ty, but one thing is certain, if every portion.
of the State were as. loyal as the people of
the above Counties, the Constitution would
have been ratified by ten thousand majority..
The New York Trebuno is responsible fop-
the following : ' . V . , .-
44 We have a report from Washington! which
we credit, that General PhiL Sheridan? lias
been Relieved' from his command, and Gen
eral J. B-. Steadman- sent down 'to. take: faia
place. This change speaks focltselt,"
V.Cnur ' 'cotempdwrySbff the KewSern 'Tinua
: If the" President and his party'are eoW
to hold on to the.tes oath., as it js. the peo
ple of ther Southt cannot - understand what
good the Philadelphia Convention and the
like are'going to do, or- if they -propose to
level all barriers and open the doors of Con
gress to al classes, they cannot conceive what
is to prevent a continuation of the sectional
strife indefinitely.. .
On the other hand, if the Radicals are to
rule and the test- oath and the . Howard
amendment are both to -be enforced, it will
be death, alike to secessionists and Union
men in this country, for, practically, the
doors, to a large extent, will lie closed against
the South during the lifetime of the present
generation." ' "; '" - -
We happen to know that the " President
and his party" do intend- to hold on tothe
test oath. The President has said nothing
against this oath the members of the Cabi
net seem to take it for granted that it will
not be repealed, and the Philadelphia Conven
tion has substantially endorsed it. If the
Howard amendment should be adopted, the
present test . oath will necessarily cease, for
the amendment referred to will supersede it
as a constitutional test. Congress will then
by a two-thirds vote, permit such persons as
it may choose to hold office, and will remove
the disability only with that view. That
body will do full justice to Southern Union
If those politicians at Washington who
called the Philadelphia Convention are op
posed to the test oath, they did not have the
moral courage to advise the Convention to
take ground against it. They feared the ef
fect of such a course on the Northern elec
tions. If that Convention had denounced
the test oath, and had recommended the ad
mission of all the members elect to Congress
from the South just as they are, its advocates
and supporterscould not have carried a single
township in the Northern or Western States.
Wc do not say this with a view to defend the
justice or propriety of the oath, but to show
the strength of the so-called radicals.
Unpakdoned Delegates. Several of the
delegates to the Philadelphia Convention
were unpardoned persons, such as A. II.
Stephens and W. A. Graham. A Georgia,
correspondent of the Richmond1 Examiner
44 1 do not know how many, but there are
several of our delegates who belong to 4- the
excepted classes," and are consequently still
liable to be assigned to quarters in "Fortress
Monroe by the divine Stanton and the angelic
Holt. In an assembly of freemen consulting
for the good of the Union, hemp neck tie
are not appropriate. They obstruct free ut
terance and interfere with perfect enjoy
The Examiner comments on the above a
44 We very fully conour as to the absurdity
of persons professing to speak as freemen in
a political convention, who are as yet, un
pardoned, and who hold their very lives and
all their property at the breath of the Presi
dent; If, however, they do not speak as free
men, it is clear they ought not to speak for
the South, but leave the Work to those who
can do so without having to encounter by
any possibility the Executive displeasure for
a slip of the tongue. If gentlemen are unpar
doned, their utterances are always open to
suspicion of a desire to placate the pardoning
power and thus get out of a scrape. When
men are on the scaffold with a rope about
their necks, it has been customary to hear
them a3 a matter of curiosity, to know what
they would say under such a peculiar stress
of circumstances, but their opinions have
generally been printed to satisfy a morbid:
craving for the sensational, and never for the
It cannot be supposed for a moment that
these delegates were in a condition to de-.
liberate and act independently. They must
have had constantly before their eyes tho fear
of Executive displeasure. .
By the way, how is it that Gov. Graham is
not pardoned ? Is 44 Holden" still preventing
it? We really think the Governor has earned
his pardon. Will the Sentinel enlighten us
on the subject ?
Mr. G. D. Palmer, of Onedia County, N
Y., has sent the first bale of hops picked this
season to New York City. Mr. P, raises his
hops from the seed, not from the roots, and
has thus managed to secure his crop a month
earlier than usual, and escape the ravages of
One million dollars has been subscribed
for the construction of a railroad from Rich
mond to Newport News, a distance of 75
miles along the James. The expectation of
the projectors is that Newport News will be
come one of the great shipping parts of Vir
ginia. According to the report of the Freed
men's Bureau there are 973 schools in opera
tion in the South, employing 1,405 teachers,.
and instructing nearly 100,000 colored chil
dren. There are also a considerable number
of schools fur poor white children under the
Prof. Newton, of Yale College, predicts
a great meteoric shower on the nights of the
13th and 14th of November next, similar to
the meteroric-showetof 1833.. Preparations
are being made to ooserve it in Europe.
The strength of the foreign population
of New York is strikingly indicated by the
support given to no less than six daily jour
nals published in the German and French,
languages-; besides one weekly in Italian, the
EwcF Italia, and, other issues in various
tongneswhicb appear weekly, semi-weekly or
monthly.. All these papers make a living,
and get some degree of profit.
The crew of a steamer called the 44 Yan
kee" on the-Mississippi, mutinied last week..
The captain and pilot, armed with revolvers,:
drove the mutineers under Jthe hatches, and.
then took the boat to Cairo, whence it had.
started., and delivered them to the authori
ties atthat place for trial. -' -
Gov. Cox, of Ohio. A Columbus (Ohio)
correspondent of the New York Tribune
A large and enthusiastic Union meeting
wahelcf here this afternoorvwhich was ad
dressed by Gov. Cox, Congressman Shella
barger, and a private soldier named Scott..
The Governor gave his approval of the- Con
gressional plan of reconstruction. , and' saiL
that he could see no material difference be
tween it and that proposed by President
Jwhnsou soon "after his inauguration, and
he was willing to confess to at least surprise
tbat the President did not congratulate Con
gress and the people, at the close of the session,,
upon the substantial harmony ; of policy,
which had been the result of such-' long de-:
liberations..,"; He regarded the Philadelphia
Con vention simply a an effort to destroy tha
Republican Union partj.".; ' ; "