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as aforesaid, he or she may be permitted to
rWIarp. na aforesaid, the amount of his or her
annual income, or the amount held in trust, j
as aforesaid, liable to ue assesses, -as aiore
said, and the same so declared. shall be re
ceived as the sum upon which duties are to
be assessed and collected. s .
STAMP DUTIES. '
Sec. 91. And be it further enacted, That
on and after ;ho first day of October, eigh
teen hundred and sixty-two, there shall be
levied, collected, and paid, for and in res
pect of the several instruments, matters, and
things mentioned, una uescnoca in tuc sciie- ,
dale (marked B) hereunto annexed, or for j
or in .respect of the vellum, parchment, or;
paper upon which such instruments, matters, j
or things, or any of them, shall be written (
pr primea, Dy any person or persons, t j'-"-ty
who shall make, sign, or issue the same,
or for whose use or benefit the same shall be
made, Signed, or issued, the several duties
or sums of money set down in figures against
the same.Tespectiveh-, or otherwise specified
or set forth in the said schedule.
' Sec. 95. And be it further enacted. That
if any person or persons shall mnke, sign, or
isane or cause to be made, signed, or issued,
any instrument, document, or paper of any
kind, or description whatsoever, without
the same being duly stamped for denoting
the duty hereby imposed thereon, or without
having "thereupon an adjiesive stamp to de
note said duty, such person or persons shall
incur a penalty of fifty dollars, and such in
strument, document, or paper, as aforesaid,
shall be deemed invalid and of no ef
fect. Sec. 96, And be it further enacted, that
no stamp appropriated to denote the duty
charged on any particular instrument, and
bearing the name of such instrument on the
face thereof, shall be used for denoting any
other duty of the same amount, or if so used
the same shall be of no avail.
Sec. 97, And be it further enacted, That
no vellum, parchment, or paper, bearing a
stamp appropriated by name to any parti
cular instrument, shall be used for any other
purpose, or if so used the same shall be of no
Sec. 98. And le it further enacted. That
if any person shall forge or counterfeit, or
cause or procure to be forged or counterfeit
ed, any stamp or die, or any part of any
stamp or die, which shall have been provid
ed, made, or used in pursuance of tins act.
or shall forge, counterfeit, or resemble, or
cause or procure to be forged, counterfeited,
or resembled, the impression, or any part of
the. impression, of any such stamp or die, as
aforesaid, upon any vellum, parchment, or
paper, or shall stamp or marks, or cause or
procure to be stamped or marked, any vel
lum, parchment, or paper, with any such
forged or counterfeited stamp or die, or part
of any stamp or die, as aforesaid, with in
tent to defraud the United States of any of
the duties hereby imposed, or any part there
of, or if any person shall utter, or sell, or
expose to sale, any vellum, parchmeut, or
paper, article or thing, having thereupon
the impression or any such counterfeited
Stamp or die, or any part of any stamp or
die, or any such forged, counterfeited, or
resembled impression, or part of impression,
as aforesaid, knowing the same respectively
to be forged, counterfeited, or resembled;
or if any person shall knowingly use any
stamp or die which shall have been so pro
vided, made or used, as aforesaid, with in
tent to defraud the United States ; or if any
person shall fraudulently cut, tear, or get
oil. or cause or procure to be cut, torn or got
off, the impression of any stamp or die which
shall have been provided, made, or used in
pursuance of this act, from any vellum,
parchment or writing charged or chargeable
with any of the duties hereby imposed, then
and in every such case, every person so of
fending, and every person knowingly and
wilfully aiding, abetting, or asssisting in
committing any such offence of aforesaid,
shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall,
on conviction thereof, forfeit the said coun
terfeit stamps and the articles upon which
they are placed, and be punished by fine not
exceeding one thousand dollars, and by im
prisonment and confinement to hard labor
not exceeding five years.
TO BE CONTINUED.
TAWS OF THE UNITED STATES,
Passed at the First Session, which was begun
and held at the City of Washington, in the
District of Columbia, on Monday, the fourth
day of December, A. D. 1385, and ended on
. Saturday, the twenty-eiqhthday of July, A.
Andrew Johnson, President. La Fayette
: S. Foster, President of the Senate. La
"Fayette S. Foster was elected President
of the Senate pro tempore on the seventh
Clayot March, and so acted until the end
" of the Session. Schuyler Colfax, Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
Chap. XXL Concluded.
An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act
. to incorporate a national mililtary and na
val Asylum, for the relief of the totally
disabled Officers aud Men of the volun
teer Forces of the United States."
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That
for the establisment and support of this asy
lum there shall be appropriated all stoppag
es or fines adjudged against such officers and
soldiers by sentence of court-martial or mili
tary commission, over and above the amounts
necessary for the reimbursement of the Gov
ernment or of individuals ; all forfeitures on
account of desertion from such service ; and
all moneys due such deceased officers and
soldiers, which now are or may be unclaim
ed for three years after the death of such of
ficers and soldiers, to be repaid upon the de
mand of the heirs or legal representatives of
such deceased officers or soldiers. And the
said board of managers are hereby athorized
to receive all donations of money or proper
ty made by any person or persons for the
benefit of the asylum, and to hold or dis
pose of the same for its sole and exclusive
DE ja"na De " further enacted, That '
the officers of the asylum shall consist of a !
governor, a deputy governor, a secreta- '
ry, and a tresurer, and such other of
ttcers as the board of managers mav
deem neeesary, to be appointed from disabled
officers serving as before mentioned, and
they may be appointed agd removed from
time to time, as the interests of the institu
tion may require, by the board of managers.
v 5C;,7' Andbe U further enacted, That
the following persons only shall be entitled
to the benefits of the asylum, and may be
admitted thereto, npon the recommendation
of three of the board of managers, namely:
All officers and soldiers who served in the
late war for the suppression of the rebellion,
and not provided for bv ftVlfitin Or la wo -nrVtsx
have been or may be disabled by wounds re
ceived or sickness contracted in the line of
their duty ; and such of these as have neith
er wifei child, nor parent dependent upon
them, on becoming inmates of this asylum
or receiving relief therefrom, shall assign
thereto their pensions when required by the
board of managers, during the time they
snail remain therein or receive its benefits
Sec. 8.' And be it further enacted, That
the board of managers shall make an annual
report of the condition of the asylum to Con
gress on the first Monday of every January
after the passage of this act ; and it shall be
the dnty of the said board to examine and
audit the accounts of the treasurer and visit
the asylum qarterly.- ,,
SeC. 9. And be it further enacted That
all inmates of the asylum shall be, and they
are hereby, made subject to the rules and ar
ticles of war, and will be governed thereby
in the same manner aa if they w,ere in the ar
my of the United States.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That
the managers of the asylum shall have pow:
and authority to aid persons who are enti
tied to its benefits by out-door relief in such
manner and to such extent as they may deem
proper, provided such relief shall not exceed
the average cost of maintaining an inmate of
the asylum. , ,
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted. That
so much of the act to which this is an amend
ment, as provides for the establishment of a
naval in connection with a military asylum,
and so much of said act as provides that all
stoppages of fines adjudged against naval
officers aud seamen by sentence ofcourts-ni-.irtinl
or military commission, all forfeit
ures on account of desertions from the naval
service, and all moneys due to deceased na
val officers and seamen which are or may be
unclaimed for three years after the death ot
such officers or seamen, shall be appropriated
for the establishment of the asylum contem
plated and provided for by this act and the
act as which it is amendatory, be, and the
same is hereby, repealed.
Sec 12. And be it further enacted, That
all the property ot the United States now at
Point Lookout, St, Mary's county, Maryland,
shall be and become the property of the asy
lum so soon as a title to the satisfaction of
tlm hoard of manacers shall be made to the
flvl mil of fit least three hundred acres of
land, including that on which said property
of the United States is now DUiit anu main
titinprf or held.
St-r 13 And be it further enacted. That
Congress may at any time hereafter alter,
amend, or repeal this act. '
Approved, March 21, 1SC6.
An Act quieting Doubts in Relation to the
Validity of certain Locations of Lands in
the State of Missouri, made by Virtue of
Certificates issued under the Act of Con
gress of Febuary the seventeenth eighteen
hundred and fifteen.
Be it enacted bv the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America iii Congress assembled. That all lo
cations of lands in the State of Missouri, pur
porting to have been made by virtue of cer
tificates issued uud the act of Congress, ap
proved Febuary the seventeenth, eighteen
hundred and fifteen, entitled "An act for the
relief of the inhabitants of the late county
of New Madrid, in the Missouri Territory,
who suffered by earthquakes'' which are in
valid in consequence of having been made or
located after the expiration of the specified
by law for making said loctations, shall be,
and the same are hereby declared to be, as
valid, and as binding, as if the said locations
had been made and fully completed within
the time prescribed by law, provided loca
tions shall be according to law in all other
respects ; but the foregoing provisions ot this
section shall not apply to, comprehend, in
clude, or extend to any land within town
ship forty-five, north of the base line, in
range seven, east of the fifth principal mer
idan line in said State of Missouri.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That
the United States do hereby grant, relin
quish, and convey, in fee simple, and in full
property, to James Y. O'Carroll, or his legal
representatives, all of the right, title, and in
terest of the United States in and to all of the
land within survey number two thousand
four hundred and ninety-eight, in township
forty-five, north of the base line in range sev
east of the fifth principal meridain line, in
the State of Missouri, being the same land
that was located by virtue of certificate num
ber one hundred and fifty, issued to the said
James Y. O'Carroll, or his legal representa
tives, under the act of Congress approved
Febuary the seventeenth, eighteen hundred
and fifteen, entitled "An act for the relief of
the late county of New Madrid, in the Mis
souri Territory, who suffered by earth
quakes" : Provided, however. That nothing
in this section shall grant, relinquish, or con
vey the whole or any part of any lot, tract,
piece, or parcel of land in said township,
which has been heretofore confirmed hx the
United States to any person or persons, or to
the legal representatives of any person or
persons : And provided further, That noth
ing in this net shall be so construed as to
invalidate or impair any patent heretofore
issued by the Lintel states or shall in any
manner abridge, invest, impair, injure, or
prejudice any invalid adverse right, title, or
interest ot any person or persons in or to any
portion or part of the aforesaid land which
is granted, relinquished, and conveyed by
Approved, March 21, 18GG.
Atr Act more effectually to provide for the
Punishment of certain Crimes against the
Be it enacted by the Senate and House
ot Representative ot the United States of
America in Congress assembled. That if any
person or persons shall falsely make, alter,
forge, or counterfeit ; or cause" or procure to
be falsely made, altered, forged, or counter
feited ; or willingly aid or assist in the false
making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting
any bond, bid, proposal, guarantee, security,
official Iwnd, public record, affiadavit. or oth
er writing for the purpose of defrauding the
United States : or shall utter or publish as
true, or cause to be uttered or published, as
true, any such false, forged, altend or coun
terfeited bond, bid, proposal, guarantee, se
curity, official bond, public record, affidavit,
or other writing, for the purpose of defraud
ing the United States, knowing the same to
be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited ; or
shall transmit to, or present at, or cause or
procure to be transmitted to, or presented
at, the office or the United States, any such
false, forged, altered, or counterfeited bond,
bid, proposal, guarantee, security, official
bond, public record, affidavit, or other writ
ing, knowing the same to be false, forged,
altered, or counterfeited, for the purpose of
defrauding the United States ; every such
person shall be deeme-i and adjudged guilty
of felony, and being thereof duly convicted,
shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and
kept at hard labor, for a period not exceed
ing ten years, or be fined not exceeding one
thousand dollars, or both of said punisments
in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That
if any offence shall be committed in any
place which has been, or shall hereafter be,
ceded to, and under the jurisdiction of the'
United States, which offence is not prohibit
ed, or the punishment thereof is not special
ly provided for by any law of the United
States, such offence shall, upon conviction
in any court of the United States having cog
nizance thereof, be liable to, and receive the
same punishment as the laws of the State in
which such place is, or may be situated, now
in force, provided for the the live offence
when committed within the jurisdiction of
such State ; and no subsequent repeal of any
fori! 8-baU affect any Prosecution
UnitedhStaF?emanyfthe COUrts ofthe
Approved, April 5, 1866.
An Act to provide for the Transfer of the
Custody of the library of the Smithsonian
Institue to the Library of Congress.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled. That the
library collected by the Smithsonian Institu
tion under provisions of an act approved Au
gust tenth, eighteen hundred and forty-six
shall be removed from the building of said
institution, with the consent of the regents
thereof to the new-fire-proof extension of the
library of Congress, upon completion of a
sufficient portion thereof for its accommoda
tion, and shall, while there deposited, be sub
ject to the same regulations as the library of
Congress, except as hereinafter provided
"Sjecj "9. And be ltfmhefacte"67'That
when snch library shall have'been so remov
ed and deposited, the Smithsonian Institu- t
ti'on shall have the ! t.se thereof in, like man
ner as it is now .used, land the public shall
have access thereto for purposes of consulta
tion on every ordinary week day except dur
ing one month of each year,,, in the recess of
Congress, when it may be dostd for renova
tion. All the books, maps, and charts of
the Smithsonian library shall be properly
cared for and preserved in like manner as are
those of the Congressional library, from which
library thev shall not be removed except
on reimbursement by the Smithsonian Insti
tution to the Treasury of the United States
of expenses incurred in binding and in tak
ing care of the same, or upon such terms and
conditions as shall be mutually agreed upon
by Congress and the regents of said Institu
tion. Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That
the Smithsonian Institution, through its
secretary, shall have the use of the library of
Congress, subject to the same regulations as
Senators and Representatives.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That
the librarian of Congress shall be authorized
to employ two additional assistants, who
shall receive a yearly compensation of eight
hundred dollars, and one thonsand dollars,
respectively, commencing July one, eighteen
hundred and sixty-six, to be paid out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise appro
priated. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That
the sum of five hundred dollars, or so much
t hereof as may be necessary, shall be appro
priated, out of any money in the treasury not
otherwise appropriated, to defray the ex
penses of the removal herein provided for.
App roved, April 5, 1866.
An Act to provide for a Term of the District
Court for the District of Minnesota, to be
held at the City of Winona in said District.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled. That here
after, and until otherwise provided by law,
there shall be held, annually, on the first Mon
in June, a term of the district court of the
United States for the District of Minnesota
at the city of Winona, in said district, and
all process, writs, and recognizances, civil
and criminal, which may have been, or may
hereafter be, issued and made returnable at
Mankato, shall be returned to the said term
of the said court at the said city of Winona,
in like manner and with the like effect as if
orisrinally made returnable thereto.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That
ill acts or parts of acts which require a term
of said court to be held ar Mankato, in said
district, be, and the same are hereby, repeal
ed. Approved. April 5, 1806.
The General of the armies of the
United States is one of the greatest
enigmas of the age. His success seems
to be as unaccountable it is undoubted,
j and his whole life is one of the most
remarkable recorded in history. His
development was as slow as that of
Wellington is declared by some to have
been, ami in other respects his resem
blance in character to the Iron Dnke is
notit-eable. An able writer in the Chris
tian V'atcthitni ami Reflector analyzes
carefully his character and temper. We
give the article below in a condensed
In General Grant we have a comman
der whose unbounded popularity flows
from success alone. It has often been
the case that other great men have had
the aid of imposing presence, heroic ex
pression, manly bearing, and peculiari
ties ot persons and manner that have
attracted attention and excited the admi
ration of their followers. It would
seem that he was created to show how
powerful an intellect might be enclosed
in an unimposing physique how widely
influential a mind may become, mani
festing itself by great deeds alone, and
in no degree depending for its influence
upon any external prestiye.
His expression is that of apathy,
and would dampen the energy of the
fiercest zealot. I lis personal presence
is wholy unpretending. Simple in dress
and manner, with no apparent passions
or weakness, he seems quite unaffected
by the ordinary failings of humanity.
Coldly calculating, speechless, inex
pressive as the Dead Sea, he dwells
apart like some great fate, reposing qui
etly in the shadow of its own future.
His genius is conscious of its power,
and finds its resources in itself. He
seems not to need the counsel of man.
His face is a screen thick and impenetra
ble ; not only that, but it suggests noth
ing behind it. His features and ex
pression are those which generally ac
company a heavy, phlegmatic temper
ament ; an intellect dull and irresponsi
ble, that has never acted or thought for
itself, and is always satisfied to tread in
the narrow path of official duty and
If we find in General Grant no pecul
iarities of personal appearance calcula
ted to win attention, still less has there
been any effort on his part to excite the
applause of his soldiers by display of
dress or equipage. With the solitary
exception of" incessant smoking, which
can hardly be called a peculiarit y in this
age of infinite and universal devotion
to the weed, certainly not an elevating
or romatic element in a military charac
ter, there is absolutely nothing to dis
tinguish our hero from any one else.
Of military enthusiasm General Grant
does not appear to possess a particle ;
at least, he has never manifested any.
His temperament is too cold and hard
for that. There is apparently none of
the " Up, guards, and at them !" in his
composition. Brave he is, as the bravest,
but his is not enthusiastic valor which
is inspired by the moment, and presses
on without a thought of consequences.
It is rather the calculating coolness
which confides in great resources, and
in the determination of its agents to
carry out its plans. LikeJomini, Grant
appears to regard an army merely as a
gigantic machine, whose mechanism he
throughly understands, and feels sure
of his ability to manage. We do not
hear of any expression of affection for
his soldiers individually, and from6nch
an unsympathetic nature this could
scarcely be expected. He would not
be likely to appreciate the feelings
which led Napoleon to visit the sick of
his army in their tents and hospitals, to
comfort them with kindly words, to
give them medicine with his own im
perial hands, and supply their needs
from his own purse. "
Jiut, in spite' ol all these drawbacks.
General Grant has achieved success
over innumerable obstacles, and so has
secured a lasting popularity.; In the
world' 8"bpinin, uuccess is the srreat
loadstone, and thougbr-anaply endowed
with every quality but this, "the life -o
a Cfreat comma nler mav be a failnrn
VKZniS$J?t &UnIVF anr- worth the
struggles of a lifetime. in spite ot
hi career has shown him to be a plan
of surpassing abilities. To . fight with.
such success as he has fought; the qual
ities of his mind inu st ;Jj& various ami-
rare. The greatest exertion of the most
valuable and even the most contradic
torv endowments is requisite. In the
midst of havoc and confusion, his view
must be rapid and his decision and exe
cution instantaneous; calmness must oe
his when all around; is turbulence and
horror, and the greatest impetuosity'
must be united with the most consum
mate prudence. It was these qualities
that made General Grant the presiding
genious of our military counsels and the
saviour of our nation. It was his hand
that reduced military anarchy to order;
that brought swift rum upon our ene
mies, and plucked the nation like a
brand from the burning. Should his
life be spared let us hope that his un
doubted lovaltv, his stern simplicity of
.1 . J - - V - ..
cnaracter, ana trie comDinauon oi emi
nent qualities so successfully exhibited
in the exigencies and complications of
the latter war, will serve to make his
connection with the future of our coun
try as illustrious as it has proved in the
perilous ears of the past.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 186G.
We give below such election returns as
have come to hand since our last issue :
Senate, C. Perkins. Commons, W. R. Wil
liams, John Gallowav.
Surry, Yadkin, &c.
A. C. Cowlesis re-elected Senator from this
District. H. M. Waugh elected to the Com
mons from Surrv.
Senate, M. E. Manly. Commons, S. W.
Chadwick, A. C. Latham.
Darke, McDowell and Caldwell.
A. C. Avery elected to the Senate. J. C.
Harper elected to the Commons from Cald
well. John Sudderth from Burke. James
Xeal from McDowell.
Perquimans and Pasquotank.
Senate, Dr. R. K. Speed. Perquimans
Commons, Thomas Wilson. Worth 221,
Senate, F. A. Thornton. Commons, Thos.
L Judkins, J. K. Turnbull. Worth 3S3,
Edgecombe and Wilson.
Senate, Ex-Governor H. T. Clark. Com
mons, Messrs. Baker and Woodard.
Washington and Martin.
Senate, J. E. Moore. Commons, Wash
ington, Chas. Latham. Dockery 175, Worth
203. Abner S. Williams, of the Expositor,
was running a very slow race by himself for
the Commons in Martin. We fear he is de
feated. Johnston Connty.
We have no intelligence from our neigh
boring County, Johnston, except that the
vote is, for Dockery 280. Worth 180.
Wilkes, Iredell and Alexander.
The vote for Senator in Iredell and Alex
ander is as follows : Iredell, Calvin J. Cowles,
Unionist, 274, Hill 748, Bogle C3. Alexan
der, Cowles 140, Hill 194, Bogle 245. Wilkes
not heard from. Result thus far: Cowles
414, Hill 942, Bogle 308. The Statesville
American claims the election of Mr. Hill by
a small majority. If Mr. Cowles has been
defeated, his defeat is owing to the bullying
and threats of certain Destructives in the
John A. Rosebro and J. H. Stevenson elec
ted to the Commons from Iredell, and Mr.
Carson from Alexander. '
Alexander, Dockery 100, Worth 400. Ire
dell, Dockery 109, Worth 870.
Lincoln, Gaston, and Catawba.
M. L. McCorkle has been elected to the
Senate from this District.
W. P. Reinhardt elected to the Commons
by three majority over Dr. J. R. Ellis,
D. A. Jenkins, Unionist, elected to the
Commons from Gaston by 138 majority over
Dr. M. L. Brown elected to the Commons
Catawba, Dockery 178, Worth 449. Gas
ton, Dockery 258, Worth 252.
J. M. Long elected to the Commons.
Senate, H. C. Edwards. Commons, R. B.
Peebles, E. A. Martin. Worth 453.
Senate, L. N. B. Battle. Commons, Jona
than M. Stone.
Rutherford, Polk, &c.
Col. C. L. Harris is elected to the Senate
from this District, and Gen. G. W. Logan
and N. Scogginto the Commons from Ruth
erford. All staunch Unionists. Rutherford,
Dockery 638, Worth 382. Polk has given
Dockery about 200 majority. We will pub
lish the vote of Rutherford by precincts in
our next. The result in Rutherford and
Polk reflects the highest credit on the Union
men of the two Counties for their firmness
An Incident. At the election here, on
Thursday last, we are informed that some
one put in the box a printed ticket with the
" For Governor : Zebulon B. Vance, of Bun
combe, against the world, the flesh and the
"An incident," and nothing more. The
lava moulders and hisses at the bottom long
after the surface has cooled.
This vote must have been cast by the Sen
ior Editor of the Sentinel. It is very much
The Washington correspondent of the
Richmond Examiner says :
" The President was told the other day, by
one of the most eminent of the Conservative
Republican Senators, that he would be im
peached and removed. That nothing, at
his command, could now prevent" it. The
President could not see it. He talks politics
freely with all comers, who are chiefly office
beggars and sycophants, and are interested
in deceiving him. His " reliance upon the
people" is still his leading characteristic, and
the people are against him, except those
whose support can do him no good."" .
The President will not get the truth from
office-beggars and sycophants."
ted from itiving tull expression to his politi
cal viewsT Weldon Stats. g . ;
5 If tliis be true, it shows 'the good effects
of the" new order ot things. " It proves that
the old flag protects all who rest beneath its
folds. In 1864, in many localities, persons
who voted against Davis and Vance, were
reviled, beaten,' arrested, and sent to Salis
bury or Castle Thunder on " suspicion" of
disloyalty ; soldiers who voted for peace can
didates were bucked, suspended by their
thumbs, and sent to the i-ont to be slain in
battle. The names of those who voted
against Vance were marked on the backs of
their tickets, so that they might De spotted
to be put in the army, or be embarrassed or
ruined in their business by combinations
against them. The more readily to ascertain
who voted against him, Gov. Vance, in vio
lation of the law, caused his tickets to be
printed on colored paper. At one box in
Virginia, the votes cast by soldiers against
Vance were taken out and destroyed by the
inspectors ; at this place, persons visited the
Hospitals where the soldiers were voting,
took the anti-Vance tickets out of their
hands and destroyed them, while officers
stood over the ballot-boxes swearing that any
soldier, no matter how sick or infirm, who
voted against Vance should be at once sent
to the front; and at one place in Virginia, a
sick soldier who had voted against Vance
was taken out of his bunk by some ruffians,
his head shaved and ridden on a rail. All
this was bad enough, but we tell the Presi
dent and we tell the Congress that it is in
tolerable that the very men who thus tram
pled on and scourged the Unionists of this
State, should now control and lord it
over our people. If these leaders who are
lording it over us, were left to themselves,
and feared no consequences from their deeds,
no man would now be allowed to vote in
this State who could not swear or prove that
he was a true Confederate and in full sym
pathy with the rebellion.
It is true no " physical influence" was
brought to bear upon the Unionists of the
State, for that would have been instantly re
pressed bv liie national government : but
every " moral influence" was resorted to, in
order to confuse, intimidate, and prevent
Union men from voting their honest senti
ments. Unconditional Union men were ma
ligned, bemeaned, and reviled as " mean
white men" as Yankees, Radicals, and trait
ors to the South, and lying demagogues in
nearly every locality held up the Xorthern
people as a set of Vandals, intent on dishon
oring the Confederate dead and degrading
and ruining those who survive. Is he true
to the South ? doe lie regard tico-thirds of the
Congress as disunion ists or enemies to the coun
try ? Such were the issues that shaped the
elections every where, and in no locality
more than that in which the State circulates.
The Congress of the United States, at its
late session, proposed by a two-thirds vote
certain amendments to the Constitution.
Any proposition emanating from the legisla
tive department of the government is enti
tled to respectful consideration. We may
object to it, and may be determined to re
ject it ; bnt we can not, as loyal men, de
nounce it as an outrage in advance and re
fuse to consider it. We can not, as loyal
men disposed to keep our oaths, revile as
traitors to the South, and threaten with po
litical and social ostracism such of our citi
zens as are disposed, under the circumstan
ces, to accept these propositions as an alter
native against greater evils. The following
extract from a communication in the State,
endorsed by that paper, will afford some
idea of the views and sentiments of its Edi
tor. Speaking of the proposed constitu
tional amendment the correspondent says :
"God forbid that such a stigma should
ever rest upon the bright escutcheon of North
Carolina. In the war of the Revolution she
did her whole duty ; in the recent unhappy
struggle she has done and suffered all that
the most exalted patriotism could de
mand. Her noble sons are now sleeping upon every
battle-field from the extreme South to the
deadly heights of Gettysburg. The fond
mother has been denied the pleasure of wel
coming back to his home the gallant boy
who left her with a bounding heart to serve
his country. The widows and oqihans are
now suffering all the privations of poverty,
robbed of those, (fathers and brothers) who
alone could support them, and depending
upon the cold charities of a selfish world. I
ask you, sir, the distinguished editor of a
leading journal, and one who has felt the bit
terness of war, to tell me, if it can be possi
ble, in such a State, with such a people, that
so gross an outrage can be perpetrated ?
Answer the question, as I know you will, and
relieve your State of such a stigma."
Raleigh Manufacturing Company.
A meeting of the stockholders- of this
Company has been held, a charter agreed
upon, and officers chosen. The Directors are
as follows : W. H. Willard, D. M. Barringer,
Daniel G. Fowle, Kemp P. Battle, George W.
Mordecai, R. W. Haywood, W. E. Pierce,"
Geo. Little, and R. W. Pulliam. Mr. Wil
lard was unanimously elected President, and
requested to proceed at once to the North and
purchase such machinery as is required to
put the establishment into immediate op
eration. We trust the entire stock in this Company
may at once Iks subscribed. It can not fail
to be profitable, while the establishment will
add greatly to the prosperity of this coinmn
nity. No man could be more competent
thai. Mr. Willard to conduct the operations
of the Company.
The Wilmington Journal, noticing the
transfer of the Newbern Times from Mr. Ves
tal to Messrs. Pool and Shotwell, says tite
politics of the paper under Mr. Vestal " have
been exceedingly distasteful to all patriotic
citizens of the Stated Season the Time
under Mr. Vestal was a moderate, buc stauncU.
Union paper. That is all. No uncondition
al Union man, according to the Journal, can,
be a patriot. The Journal speaks for 3ov.
Worth and for a large portion of the Cape
We were invited yesterday by Mr. Fra .ps,
of this City, to examine the work in his es
tablishment, and among other things a vny
handsome two-horse Hearse, which be Tiaa
constructed. The work on this vehicle Last
been remarkably . well done, and the trim
mings are rich and imposing.
We understand it is Mx. Fraps intention,
to act as Undertaker.
F-We are srlad fo know that at no
Fair. - :
The Agricultural Fair at Henderson, in this
State, is said to .have' been, very successful,
whence consider rtne Impoverished state of
tJie country.' Wo are glad to be able-to re
cord the fact: "-Our chief interest at present
is agriculture, soon to be' invigorated' and
benefitted by the progress we shall make in
manufactures and the mechanic arts. We
trust our State Fairs will be revived. If
the next Legislature will do something of a
substantial nature to revive and encourage
agriculture and the mechanic arts, it will not
have been elected in vain.
We are sorry to observe, however, that the
orator at the Henderson Fair, one Mr. Jones
we had never heard of him before marred
the harmony of the occasion by introducing
sectional sentiments into his speech. A cor
respondent of the Petersburg Express reports
Mr. Jones as having said :
" Thousands of industrious and skilled la
borers were eagerly gazing from a foreign
shore, ready to come amidst them. They
should be invited hither and employed, if for
no other reason than to keep away Northern
radicals and fanatics, who were ever striving
to get them completely under their feet. He
knew some desponded on account of the im
pending crisis; but they could at least have
the consolation to know that the North could
not succeed in her wicked designs without
injuring herself as well as the South."
Mr. Jones must be either an ignorant fa
natic, or a person unacquainted with the
proprieties and courtesies which should char
acterize such occasions. He reflected in these
remarks on every respectable and honorable
Northern man who was present, and on every
native Union man. He shows what sort of
a heart he has, by preferring foreigners to his
own countrymen of the northern and wes
tern portions of the United States. We
need immigration. We need capital, and
we need intelligent people of all trades and
occupations to aid us in building up our
State. For our part, we do not ask where a
man comes from, but what he is. Least of
all will we consent to put our own country
men under the ban, and go in search of for
eigners to fill up and improve the State.
We tell Mr. Jones and those who agree
with him that such sentiments will divide
the friends of industry, and will defeat the
very object they have in view. We have had
enough of sectionalism. If we can not have
a country, cherished equally by our citizens
every where, and preferred to distant, foreign
lands, we had as well desist from all efforts
to improve our condition.
Affairs in Baltimore.
The excitement in Baltimore is represented
as very great, growing out of the attempt of
Gov. Swann to remove the Police Com
missioners of that City. The following is
from the Washinson Chronicle:
Baltimore, October 21. The bold stand of
the Unionists of Baltimore in opposition to. the
plans of the rebels is producing it natural fruits.
The Iiyor stands lirm in 6UPDortiur the bo
lice commissioners in refusing tbe orders of Gov.
0 1 ami.
The whole staff of Swann have resicmed and fa?
ken sides with tbe Radicals.
Generals Kenlv. Denison. and Woolev have re
ported for duty to the Mayor.
Eight hundred policemen and three thonsand
" Boys in. Blue" are in- arms and ready.
Last njjrht tbe Union men met in their respect
ive wards and organized for instant action.
It seems to be understood that Governor Swann
bag changed bis position and will not probably
attempt to. remove the police commissioners.
Tbe commissioners have refused to answer bis
summous to Annapolis to-morrow, and will an
swer by counsel.
Swann did not get much satisfaction from
President Johnson, whom be called to see yester
day at Washington.
Tbe President came here this morning, osten
sibly to attend tbe Catholic ceremonies, but real
ly to consult Swann.
It seems to be more than probable that a
conflict of arms will be averted.
It is charged that Gov. Swann is anxious
to be elected to the U. S. Senate, and he
knows he cannot succeed unless he can ob
tain control of Baltimore by a perversion of
the registry law.. Baltimore elects some
twenty members of the Legislature. The
object is to elect these,, not by Unionists, but
by sympathizers with the rebellion. It seems
to be the settled purpose of the Destructives
to utterly ruin the country. We trust the
Union men of Baltimore will stand firm.
Tbe President, on the 18th instant, par
doned George V. Strong, of Goldsboro.: Serir
tinel. Will the Sentinel tell us why Gov. Graham
is not pardoned ? Ten months have elapsed
since the Provisional Govemer retired from
office. Who i3 to blame now for- the. non
pardon of Gov. Graham ? Oh how the Senti
nel would curse Andrew Johnson, if it only
dared to do it !
Military. We learn lhat Gen.
has returned to Raleigh
mand in this State. Col. BomfonT, who was
in command during the absence of Gen.
Robinson, has won tbe confidence and good
will o our citizens by his amenity anct
Harper's Magazine. ant Harper's
Weekly. Attention is invited to the notices
of these valuable publications in our paper
to-day- No family that can afford it, should
be without these periodicals They con
tain ranch good reading matter, with fine
The: Eik. and Ear. Those who are suffering
from deafness or diseases of the Eye should avail
themselves of the opportunity now offered for
obtaiiiuig relief by consulting Dr. Gardner, (form
erly of London Eng.,) now of New .York, who.
will visit Baleigh on Saturday, Nov. 24th, and. re
main uatilThursday , the 29th. The Doctor comes
bighlj xecommended. by the press of the different
cities-be has. visited. Read his advertisement in
another part of the paper. 80 tnov23.
The Baltimore Police Commissioners
Washktbton, Oct. 21. The police com
missioners have been in consultation with
their counsel and with prominent citizens,
It is understood that the commissioners in
persooi will not appear before the Governor
to-morrow, but will, through their counsel,
file a response denying the power of the Gov
ernorto try the charges, but at the same time
declaring their readiness to meet the accusa
tions before any court of competent jurisdic
tion. The commissioners, have entertained,
no propositi m looking to any compromise,
but declare their determination of resisting
any encroachment upon their functions. ' .,-.
The President,, after attending Cathedral
service at Baltimore yesterday, dined at the
Eutaw House with Mayor Wsillacb, vb ac
companied him. on. his return to this city.
He arraved. here at 4 o'clock, l
Mobile, October 22. Cotton Sales tor
day 1,200. bales; middlings,. 3ffc market
We call the following a speech. We have
Tao'btber iSnie foV1 it. 'It wonM be a good
thing if such a"" man's were speechless. The
Washington" Chronicle says it is copied fronj
one of the Memphis papers ;
"I am a citizen of Missouri and I am
proud of it ; I have fought under Ben Mc
Cullough ; I have fought under Gen. Forrest
I was the adjutant general of General For
rest. Tiger for General Forrest. I fought
lor the rebellion, and were tbe same thuv to
be done over again, I would' do the snie
thing. Cheers. But, rebel; as I was, and
rebel as I am, I claim to have accepted the
situation. But, though adjutant general to
General Price and several others. I am dis
franchised, and proscribed in the State of
Missouri. Fletcher, our Governor; is the
most damnable scoundrel out of hell, except
Brownlow. Cheers. I have fought forone
country against such monsters, and I would
fight for another against them..
I regret to see so slim an attendance upon
a Democratic meeting. We must stand ly
the Democratic party or none. I stand in
Missouri as here. I will lick the heel of des
potism no where. You are suffering in Ten
nessee as we in Missouri.' Your Governor
(Brownlow) is the prince of devils, not beat
out of hell.
We will not take these test-oaths. The
oath of allegiance is all that can be expected
of the chivalric soldier of the South. I here
boldly denounce as tiaitors to themselves and
their country thosein the South who did not
go into the rebel army.
We thought the policy of Alraham Lin
coln damnable and prescriptive ; but it was
nothing to that of the Radicals.
You don't seem here to appreciate the
crisis and support Johnson with that enthu
siasm and devotion which you should.
The great man has fought and bled, and, if
he has to die for ns, I know a damn si-ht of
people who will die with him.
lo-day I saw a horrid sight on vour
streets. I saw a nigger fighting a white man,
on an equality ; and but for an honored mem
ber of yourjHirty I would have been in the cal
aboose! I am not whipped I am not cowed ; aud
damned be he who- is L
The rebels and traitors of to-day are Radi
cal Congressmen ; not Ben. McCullougb, not
Forrest, not Robert E. Lee. Sumner and
Stevens are the chief traitors and rebels. I
was a freshman in college when he was so
phomore. I know him thoroughly, and I
know he is the damndest of traitors and a
most miserable coward.
The Freedmen's Bureau bill still lives, but
its devilish propensities spit poison. Gentle
men, all we have to do is to maintain our
self-respect; stand by the Constitution of
the government. We can abuse Brownlow
as much as we desire. Applause. Damn
him, everybody ; every man in this commu
nity, and of any other community, knows
him to be a damned scoundrel. I have beard
it said his son, Col. Brownlow, is a brave
man. Damn bim; if he calls upon Ben.
McCullough, Bedford Forrest, or me for sat
isfaction, he will get it damn quick."
The Cottoj? Tax. A deligation of plan
ters and merchants from North Carolina and
Lower Virginia waited upon Commissioner
Rollins to-day urging the extension of facil
ities for payment of tax and shipment of
cotton. It is expected that permission will
be granted to tmnster cont of the producers
district into a distjict where it can be ship
ped, that modey for the payment of tbe tax
can be raised by advances of consignee.
Wilmington October 22.
Turpentine Is in demand, and the price
has advanced fully $1. Sales of 200 bbls.
at $5 50, and. 250 do. at $6 for virgin and
yellow dip, 280 lbs.
Spirits Turpentine. Sales of GO bbls, at
84 cents, and 220 do. at 85 cents gallon
closing firm at latter figure.
Rosin. Market firm, and prices higher.
Sales of US bbls. No. 1 at $, 43 do do at
$9 65, and 12 do, black at $5.
Tar. 248 bbls. changed hands at $2 95 "
Cotton. Sales of 53 bales, as follows : 3
bales at 35 cents for low middling. 35 do. at
36, 3636i cents for middling, 3 do. at 37
cents for strict middling, and 13 ckx at 37
cents for good middling.
Hay. About 500 bales Northern sold from
wharf at $1 40 100 lbs.
Oats. A lot of 400 bushels sold at 70 cents
Petersburg Marke t. .
Petersburg, Va., October 22.
Report of the Petersburg Markets based vpot
actual transactions, Oct. 22, 1866.
Gold and Silver Gold Buying 148; sell
ing 150 to 151.
Silver Buying 136 to 138; selling 140 to
Tobacco.- -Market firm and active.
Cotton. Market quiet ; but little done.
Ordinary, 33 to 44c; good, 3a to 36c; prime,
Corn. In demand at $1 25.
Wheat. In demand ; red, 2 80 to 3 25;
white, 3 to $4 30.
Bacon. Brisk at 2fl to 22e.
Lard. Dull at 22to 25o. Indese-
Report of the Tobacco Market.
Richmond, Va., October 22, 1866.
No change to note, Alt desirable tobac
cos 8re freely taken by the trade at good
prices, while kw funked lugs are a drug
upon the market. Below we give tbe trans
actions for to-day. Forty-three hogsheads
and four boxes opened, and thirty-two sold
as follows :
Lugs, common to medium working and
shipping, from $3. 50 to $6. 5 ; lugs, good
working and shipping, from $6 to $S ; leaf,
common, funked, from $8 to $10; leaf, me
dium, from $10 to $15 ; leaf; good, from $15
to $20 ; leaf, fine, from $18 to $24 ; manufac
turing, medium to fine, from $15 to $30 ;
manufacturing, extra, from $30 to $50 ; fan
cy wrapper, good to fine, new, from $25 to
The Case f the Baltimore Police Com
missioners Annapolis, October 23. The case of the
Police Commissioners was taken up this
morning by Governor Swann. Tbe com
plainants were represented by Messrs. Latrobe
and Schley, and the Police Commissioners by
Messrs. .Stockbridge, Alexander, and Sterl
ing. The latter read a reply denying, the
jurisdiction of the Governor, but avowing
their readiness to answer before a court of
competent jurisdiction. The Governor de
cided that he had the jurisdiction. The
counsel for the Commissioners then withdrew,
saying their mission was at an end. - '
Tbe Empress ol Mexico said t be In
' sane. "
New Yoke, October 22. Foreign papers
received bere assert that the Empress of
Mexico has become insane. The Paris cor
respondent of the Herald makes, tlio same
' - Kerr ITprfc Market.
New York, . October 22. Afternoon.
Gold, 149f; United States ffi of '64,
rs, 105; 10's, 100.
Baltimore, October 22. Flour steady;
western scarce. Wheat firm. Pork, $35. 50.
Groceries inactive. "Whisky dulL