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Passed at the First 'Session, which teas begun
and held at the Cttv.of -Wasnvnaton, tn toe
District of i Columbia, oti Monday j the fourth
day of December, A.. V. lot5,. and eruiea on
Saturday,' the tiMnty-eighthday of July, A.
D. 1866." I
' PUBLIC ACTS.4
Andrew Johnson, President. La. Fayette
S. Fosteb, President of the Senate. La
Fayette S. Foster was elected President
of the Senate wo tempore on the seventh
day of March, and so acted until the end
of the Session. Schu yleh Colfax, Speaker
of the House of Representatives,
Chap. XXX III.- .
An Act to grant the Right of Way to the " Cas
cade Baihoad Company" through a Military
Reserve in Washington Territory.
. Whereas, the Cascade Railroad Company, a cor
poration duly created and organized unacr tne
laws of Washington Territory, has constructed
and Dut in operation a railroad on the Cascade
Portage of the Columbia river, in said Teritory.
a uortion of which said road is constructed
through a militarv reserve of the United States
and whereas doubts have arisen as to the right to
construct such road through said, reserve .uud the
validitv of the charter ot said company: iiiere-
R it nftt,d hv the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled. That there shall be, and is
hereby, granted to the said Cascade RallroadCom
ranv a right of way of sixty feet in width along
the line of said road as at present constructea am
oir.no- t.hn liriire8 of location hereafter made to
straighten and render said road sale, through the
public lands of the United States, the military re
serve, and the lands of private persons agreeing
thereto, including all necessary grounas ior sta
tions. buildinSH. workshops, depots, machine
n)innn. switches, side tracts, and wharves. And
the charter of said company is hereby adopted and
declared to De valid : froviaeo, xnai nuumgui
this act shall be so constructed as to give said
company the right to occupy for any purpose
whatever more than sixty feet in width on the
line of raid road at any point or points where the
BDiico or nass between tne river ana oiuu or
mountain is so narrow as not to admit of the con
struction of another parallel railroad, turnpike,
road, canal, or other public work for transporta
tion of freight or passengers.
Approved, April 10, 1806.
An Act to amend an Actentitled " An Act to pro
vide Ways and Means to support the Govern
ment," approved March third, eighteen hun
dred and sixty-five.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the act entitled " An
act to provide ways and means to support the
Government" approved March third, eighteen
hundred and sixty-five, shall be extended and con
strued to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury,
at his discretion, to receive any Treasury notes or
other obligations issued under any act of Con
gress, whether beariug interest or not, in ex-
change for any description of bonds authorized
by the act to which this is an amendment ; and
also to dispose of any description of bonds au
thorized by said act, either in the United States
or elsewhere, to such an amount, in such manner,
and at such rates as he may think advisable, for
lawful money of .the United States, or for any
Treasury notes, certificates of indebtedness, or
certificates of deposit, or other representatives of
value, which have been 01 which may be issued
nnder any act of Congress, the proceeds thereof
to be used ouly for retiring Treasury notes or
other obligations issued under any act of Con
gress ; but nothing herein contained shall be con
strued to authorize any increase of the public
debt : Provided, That of United States notes not
more than ten millions of dollars may be retired
and cancelled within six months from the passage
of this act, and thereafter not more than four
millions of dollars in any one month : And provi
ded further, That the act to which this is an
amendment shall continue in full force in all its
provisions, except as modified by this act. .,
Ssc. 2. And be it further enacted, That Uyfc'
Secretary of the Treasury shall report to Congress
at the commencement of the nexJt-SMion the
amount of exchanges made orjsy borrowed
nnder this act, and of whom, awid on what terms
- V aad'siM the amount aad character of indebted
ness retired undr this set, ap tN-r- -n-bib
-&4fitm amendment, witfe'". detailed statement
of the of -aakUMg such loans and ex-
f changes. . "
Approven, April 12, I860. . ,
An Act to reimburse the State of Pennsylvania
for Moneys advanced Government for War pur
poses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives ot the United States or America in
Congress assemblen, That to supply a deficiency
in paying the army, nnder the act of March four
teenth, eighteen hundred and sixty four, and to
, reimburse the State of Pennsylvania for money
expended for payment ot militia in the service of
tne jnited states, tne sum ot eignt nundred thou
sand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces-
sary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in
the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provi-
ded, That before the same is paid, the claim of the
said State shall be again examined and settled by
the Secretary of War.
Approved, April 12, 1866.
An Act to amend " An Act to incorporate the
Mutual Fire Insurance Company of the District
Be it enact ed by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That the third section of an
act entitled " An act to incorporate the Mutual
Fire Insurance Company in of the District of
Columbia," approved on the tenth day of Janua
ry, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, be, and the
same hereby is, so amended as to read fifty thous
and dollars, in the place of twenty thousand dol
lars. Approued, April 12, 1866.
An Act to establish the Collection District of
Port Huron, the Collection District of Michi
gan, the Collection District of Montana and
Idaho, and to change the Name of the Collec
tion District of Penobscot.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, That a new collection dis
trict, to be called the district of Port Huron, be,
and the same is hereby, established in the State
of Michigan, which Bhall embrace the month and
set ire shore of the Saint Clair river, and the coun
ties of Saint Clair, Lapeer, Tuscola, and Saginaw,
and all the territory and waters of the Slate of
Michigan lying north of said counties and east of
the principal meridian : and a collector shall be
appointed to reside at Port Huron, which shall
be the sole port of entry for said district. And
the said collector shall receive the same compen
sation provided for the collectors of Pembina,
Chicago, and certain otbar ports, by the second
section of the act entitled "An act to regulate the
. foreign coasting trade on the northern, northeas
tern, and northwestern frontiers of the United
States, and for other purposes," approved June
, .seventeen, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. And
all the territory and waters of the said State of
Michigan lying west of the said principal meri
dian, and not included in the district ot Michili
. mackinac, are hereby made a separate district, to
be called the district of Michigan, for which a
collecter, with the same compensation as above
provided for the collector of Port Huron, shall be
appointed to reside at Grand Haven, which shall
be the sole port of entry for said district of Mi
chigan. Sno. 2. And be It further enacted, That the
Territories of Montana and Idaho, be, and the
same are hereby, made a new collection district,
to be called the district of Montana and Idaho ;
. nd that a collecter, with the same salary as is
. Above provided for each of the collectors of Port
Huron and Michigan, shall be appointed to reside
at the port of entry in said district, which shall
be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury.
8ec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the col
lection district of Penobscot, in the State of
.Maine, shall hereafter be called the District of
Approved, April 13, 1866.
. Chap. XLV.
Air Act making Appropriations for the Naval Ser-
' viee for the Year ending thirtieth June, eigh-
. . teen hundred and sixty-seven.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
: - resentatives of the United States of Amarica in
, ; Congress assembled, That the following sums be,
.' and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out
- of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap-."-".proprfated,
for the year ending the thirtieth of
Jnne, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven;
ad--'' For pay of commission, warrant, and petty of
fleers and seamen, including the engineer corps
.'.of the navyr nine millions three hundred and
. 1 .thirty-six thousand six hundred and thirty-eight
1 For the payment of bounties to discharged sea
! men, eight hundred thousand dollars.
- For the purchase of various articles of equip,
ment, viz : canvas, leather, iron, cables, and an
chors, oil, galleys, and stores, and for the pay-
, mentof labor on, ncle.manalkr.tnred i&h i
" navy yards, and ior ouint stores w wio u
tors and eailmakera' department of vessels, one
' million dollars. "... - . .' " ' ....
!-- -cm- mrnA(ii nAMMBrled and aDDlI&nces for tne
-i sick and wounded f the navy, including the coast
r survey and engineer ami marine- corps, one nun
dred and sixty-eight thousand seven nundred and
fifty dollars. ' V,
Vnr nn vlration Aoooratus and supplies, and for
incidental to navigation, one hundred
and ninety-two thousand live hundred dollars.
For contingent expenses of the navy, two nun-
Bureau ot Yards and Docks. For contingent
expenses that may accure for the following pur
poses, viz: For freight and transportation; for
printing, advertising, and stationary ; for books,
maps, models, and drawlmrs; for the purchase
and repair of fi re-cugines ; for machinery of every
rt.xsnrintinn and imteutriij'httousethe same; for
d attendance : for pur
Kaua ami maintonnnpe of oxen and horses, and
Hpirinn1 tMma for enrts. timber-wheels, and
workmen's tools of every description for navy
yard purposes ; for telegram and postage of let-
ters on puoiic service; lunuiuuuiciwi 6vr..
montjifrlnMitnii honaea: for coals and otherfuel ;
for candles, oil, and gas ; for cleaning and clear
imr mi vurda for flairs, awnintrs. and packing-
boxes; for pay of watchman ; for incidental labor
at navy yards not appncaoie to any uiucr ori)iu
nriation : for rent of landingat Portsmouth, New
Hnmnshirei for tools and ferriages: for water
tax and for rent of stores, one million seven
hnnrl rpn and sivr.v t.honsund dollars.
Bureau of Equipment and Recruting. For ex
penses that may accure tor tne ioiiowing purpo
ses, namelv: exnenscs of recruting, travelling ex
penses of officers, transporation of men, printing
null BLUtlOUarj', hutci bwiii j f uisaii. Dfwf.v,
postage on public letters, wharfage and demur
rage, apprenension 01 aeseners, puuiusy auu
towage of vessels, and assistance to vessels in dis
tress! eight hundred thousand dollars.
Bureau of Navigation. For contingent expen
ses of the Bureau of Navigation, viz : For freight
and transportation of navigation materials, in
struments, books and stores; for postage on pub
lic letters; for telegraphing on public business;
for advertising for proposals ; for packing boxes
and materials : for blank-books, forms and sta
tionery at navigation offices ; for maps, charts,
drawings and models : and for incidental expen
ses not applicable to any other appropriatien, five
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. For contin
gent expenses of the Bureau orMedicine and Sur
gery, seventy-five thousand dollars.
Murine Corps. For pay of officers, non-commissioned
officers, musicians, privates, clerks,
messengers, steward and nurse, and servants ; for
rations and clothing for officers' servants ; addi
tional rations to officers for five years' service ;
for undrawn clothing, and bounties for enlist
ment, one million one hundred and seven thous
and and 6ixty-six dollars and ninety-five certs.
For provisions, one hundred an sixty-nine thou
sand nine hundred aud seven dollars and five
For clothing, three hundred and fourteen
thousand six hundred and sixty-three dollars and
For fuel, thirty thousand one hundred and
For military stores, viz : Pav of mechanics, re
pairs of arms, purchase of accoutrements, ord
nance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other instru
ments, sixteen thousand dollars.
For transportation of officers, their servants,
troops, and expenses of recruiting, ten thousand
For repairs of barracks, and rent of offices
where there are no public buildings, fifteen thou
For contingencies, viz : freight ; ferriage ; toll ;
cartage; wharfage; purchase and repair of boats ;
compensation to judge advocates per diem for at
tending court-martial, courts of inquiry, and for
constant labor; nouse-rent in lieu ot quarters;
burial of deceased marines ; printing, stationery)
postage, telegraphing; apprehension of deaerJrttl
ters; oil, candles, gas; repairs of gas and wajf I
niturr, furniture for officers' quartersJjJed sacks,
wrapping paper, oil cloth, - crashyopa, twine,
spades, shovels, axes, picks, Srpenters' tools;
keep of a horse for the me8sepr ; pay Qf matron,
washerwoman, and porteat the hospital head
quarters: repaire-tO nryClnnrir . mirrhaH and re..
pair of engine hoee-pnrchase of lumber for ben
ches, mess. t.y,S,. and banks; repairs to public
errvYi nnrcliase and renair of harness : nnr-
-'rae and repair of handcarts and wheelbarrows ;
scavengering ; purchase and repair ot galleyss,
cooking stoVes, ranges ; shoves where there "are
'no grates; gravel for parade grounds; repair of
pnmps; furniture for staff and commanding offi
cers' omces ; brushes, hrooms, nucicets, paving,
and for otber purposes, eighty thousand dollars :
Provided, That in the purchase of carpets and
furniture provided for in this act they shaU be of
Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For iron foun
dery, live thousand nine hundred and forty-six
For shop for iron-cladding, sixteen thousand
6ix hundred and thirty-two dollars.
For condensers, seven thousand six hundred
- and sixty dollars.
For road and timber slips, twenty-eight thous
and three hundred and three dollars.
For enlarging office bnilding, nine thousand
seven hundred and forty-eight dollars.
For fitting and furnishing plumber's, copper
smith's and tin shop, three thousand six hundred
For machinery and tools, forty-eight thousand
one hundred dollars.
For repairs of all kinds, seventy thousand dol
lars. For completing plumber's, coppersmith's, and
tin shop, ten thousand dollars.
For the purchase of Seavey's Island, one hun
dred and five thousand dollars : Provided, That a
ferfect and approved title in fee to the whole is
aud can be obtained and vested in the United
States for that sum : And provided further. That
in case the owners of lots and improvements on
said island shall not agree to receive said 6um for
the whole of said island and the privileges and
improvements thereunto belonging, the Secretary
of the Navy is hereby required to discontinue the
public use of the bridge aud thoroughfare leading
from said island to and across the navy yard, to
take effect on the first day of January, eighteen
hnndred and sixty-seven.
Boston. For purchase of the right of drainage
through the yard, now held by the city of Charles
town, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For one steam fire-engine, five thousand dollars.
For widening main entrance, twelve thousand
For tools for machine and forge shops, seventy
one thousand five hundred dollars.
For machinery for ropewalk, thirty-one thou
For filling in a portion of timber-dock, forty
For addition to stable, eight thousand dollars.
For repairs of all kinds, eighty-five thousand
Nev York. For iron-plating shop, ninety
eight thousand nine hundred and twenty-two dol
lars. For receiving 6tore, forty-seven thousand six
hnndred and three dollars.
For quay wall extension at sewer, one hnndred
For continuing the work on the new machine
and boiler shop, one hundred thousand dollars
For dredging channels, sixty-five thousand dol
lars. For special repairs, twenty thousand five hnn
For repairs of all kinds, one hundred and six
teen thousand dollars.
For the purchase of the Ruggles property, nine
ty thousand dollars.
For protecting from destruction and decay the
unfinished buildings and other structures already
commenced, for which no appropriation is made
in this bill, twenty thousand dollars.
Philadelphia. For dredging channels, four
thousand and twenty-eight dollars.
For repair of dry dock, forty-six thousand dol
lars. For repairs of all kinds, fifty-eight thousand
four hnndred and eighty dollars.
"For completing saw-mill, twenty-five thousand
For extending south pier one hnndred feet, fif
teen thousand dollars.
Washington. For new paint-shop, eight thou
sand five hundred and eighty-three dollars.
For smithery, twelve thousand and sixty-two
For extension of iron fonndey, eight thousand
four hundred and forty-five dollars.
For machinery and tools, ninety thousand six
For repairs of all kinds, sixty-one thousand six
Norfolk. For railway track and cars, eight
For repair of wharves, two thousand five hun
For one Ames's wharf crane, three thousand
For machinery and tools, fifty thousand dollars-
For ship joiners' shop and timber shed number
twelve, forty-five thousand dollars.
For storehouse number fourteen, forty-six thou
For the protection of the property at Norfolk
navy-yard, twenty thousand dollars or so much
thereof as shall be necessary.
Pensacola, Florida. For muster office, eight
thousand one hnndred and four dollars.
For new gate to dock basin, thirty thousand
For pile engine, seven bundled dollars.
For the preservation and necessary repairs of
the property of the United States at the Pensacola
navy yard, fifty thousand dollars, or so much
thereof as may be necessary.
Mare Island, California For foundery and boi
ler establishment, eighty-five thousand dollars.
For cisterns, buildings sixty-eight and forty
five, seven thousand three hundred dollars. -
For quay-wall, fifty thousand dollars.
Ll-Bar o-nulbur. Iwentv ihonaand dollars -st-f
' - . - . 1 . j 1. inr mi
- D or cistern ana noiaer ior gno wuim,
sand five hnndrtd dollars. " ,'"" "
For repairs, of &U kinds, fifty thousand dollars-.
nmtm Jfnr rptnaim nt hnildinfrs. roads, fen
ises, cemetnly walls, stable, and furniture; pain
ling, glazing, grounds, and miscellaneous items,
ten thousand dollars. , v-. , .. -
. -JvJew York. -For repairs of hospital buildingr
aud appendages, roads, fences, walls, stables, and
furniture ; painting, glazing, cemetery, grounds,
and miscellaneous items, ten thousand five hun
dred dollars. -. r' - . . . LJ
Laboi atory, New York. For repairs of buil
dings and appendages, purchase and repairs of
instruments, apparatus and machinery, painting,
glazing, furniture, and miscellaneous items, three
thousand five hundred dollars . "
Washington. For completing building author
ized by act of Congress approved March four
teenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, inclu
ding cost of enclosing premises, grading side
walks, hying curbstones, together with the ne
cessary out-buildings and their appurtenances,
thirty thousand dollars.
Annapolis. For repairing hospital bnilding,
appendages, painting, glazing, furniture, andmis
cellaneous items, five thousand dollars.
Norfolk. For repairs of buildings, appendages,
roads, fences, rebuilding sea-wall, paiuting and
glazing, spouting and repairing roof, wnarves
and bridges, brick pavement, stable, furniture,
floors ot basement, improving grounds, and tor
miscellaneous items, twenty thosand dollars.
Pensacola. For repairs of building, appenda
ges, painting, glazing, furniture, and miscellane
ous items, ten thousand five hundred dollars.
; Mare Island. For repairs of building, appen
dages, painting, glazing, furniture, and misclla
neous items, seven thousand five hundred dollars.
To be continued.
From the Pittsbnrg (Penn.) Commercial, Oct. 29.
Am Adventure with Toombs on the Con
tinentHis Thirst for a Fight with an
A lady correspondent, a resident oi
Pittsburg, but now on a tour of the Eu
ropean Continent, writing from Munich,
under date of Sept. 6, 1866, relates; an
adventure which' happened to tWj)artJr
of which she and other Pittsburgers
were members, while ascending the
Risri. The adventure took place at a
resting place half-way up the mountain,
and is thus narrated :
Here occured a scene, which in its ex
hibition of some of the worst features o,
human nature, rather marred the effects
to the beauty around us. While on
the boat I had observed some man talk
ing and laughing- very boisterously
with several others who seemed to be
ladies and gentlemen. He was a large
loosely, but powerfully-made man, but
common looking in the extreme. Wal
ter told me it was Toombs, of Georgia ;
but I think none of the rest knew him: s
While we rested the same man ' came
out 01 the shed, where there were eey-
erai oiner geuuemen suung, ana wade
some remarks to one of thviaabont
me senery, rugi, inouent lie was
intoxicatedjtftat last, in someway,
the 8ubettarned - to-America, and he
j prftftJaiined himself a " rebel to the
ack-bone," Ac. We spoke politely ot
our 'dmerent opinions, but he only be
came more blatant. Mr. McC. lfad rec
ognized him by this time, and did not
seem anxious to continue the conversa
tion. At last Toombs said something
about " the South not being conquered,"
" would give us trouble vet." Without
intending any offence, Ir. jMcC. said,
" What will "you do it with ?" O, how
the wiid beast in the old man's eyes
glared. He swore at Mr. McC, and
said, " With blood and bones, and man
hood, Sir, like I've got," and then his
rage became uncontrolled. Mr. McC.
answered him very quietly, that as
they had used up everything they had
in this ineffectual struggle he did not
see where they were going to get any
more. But Toombs only swore at the
Yankees, calling them all manner of
names, saying we had hired men to
fight the South, &c, the same old stuff
about a Southerner being able to whip
five yankees, and as much more as you
Of course, we were all aghast. We
could not even muster enough German
to tell our men to lead the horses on.
Walter said to him : " Mr. Toombs,
this is hardly the place for such con
versation neiore latnes. ine men
tion of his name seemed to serprise him.
He looked up in amazement : " You
know my name !" " Yes, Sir, I do."
Without a word more he turned away.
By this time we had succeeded in start
ing our horses. Mr. McC. stepped up
to him and told him he was no gentle
man to use such language before ladies
Whereupon Toombs called him a liar
and rushed up to strike him, but Walter
diverted him; and Mr. McC, walked on
after us. He wanted to have Mr. McC.'s
card, wonld meet him anywhere to set
tle the matter, and a parcel more of
such drunken nonsense. I do not know
how Walter ended it, but he lef thim still
thirsting for a fight with Mr. McC. lie
had an open knife in his hand, and be
ing drunk was so large and strongly
built that he would probably have been
more than a match for them both. Of
course we girls were in a state of great
excitement till the two
rrn n 1 a in a n
Good for Mks. McCoy. "We find the
following rich and racy advertisement in a
Cincinnati paper of yesterday, aud reproduce
it in the Courier without charge to the fair
Georgeann. Corneal had better kept quiet :
Mb. Editor : I observed in your issue of
yesterday a card signed Corneal S. McCoy,
warning all persons from trusting me on his
account, as I had left his bed and board
without just cause or provocation. I there
fore take this method of informing the pub
lic that he never had a bed ; the board has
always been furnished by myself, and as to
anybody trusting me on his account, I know
of none who would trust himself. His credit
always has been below par, so much so that
he could not get trusted for his own shirting
and now wears some of my underclothing on
his back, slightly altered.
The Vintage of 1866. According to
the Journal d' Agriculture Pratique, a good
authority, the vintage of the present year
will probably be about 45,000,000 hectolitres,
(the hectolitre is rather more than 22 gal
lons,) a third less than that of last year, and
the quality will be " inferior to that of 1863,
which was not a very good year." The re
ports, however, from the Medoc districts,
state that a few days' fine weather have
greatly improved the vineyards, and that the
expectation now is that the quantity will
be larger than at one time had been thought
possible, and the quality "fair and marketa
ble." As to the stock of wines that will re-"
main in hand for next year, it is estimated
by authorities in these matters at 17,000,000 '
Special Terms. Gov. "Worth, to-day is
sued a commission to Judge W. M. Shipp,
to hold a special term of the Superior Court,
in Guilford County, on the second Monday
in January next.
The Governor has also issued a commis
sion to Judge A S. Merrimon to hold a spe
cial term of the Superior Court, in Chowan
County, on the second Monday in December
-. v -it-
"Wo return our thanks to our friends for
the additions they are making to our sub-;
scription list.' - i 3 .-, . '. p ' ' ,
The terms of the Standard are as tollows :
Tri-Weekly, one year, $6 00
." six months, , S 00
Weekly, one year, , ,,800
" six months, 1 50
The Weekly will be clubbed as follows :
Five copies one year twelve dollars. Ten
copies one year twenty-two dollars.' Those
who get clubs of five or more, will be fur
nished with one copy for a year, gratis.
The Legislature and Congress will meet
soon, and matters of grave interest will oc
cupy the columns of the newspapers. Now
is the time to subscribe.
The circulation of the Standard among
Northern capitalists and others, renders it a
good medium for advertising lands and other
property for sale.
The Spirit of Lawlessness.
Some of our Eastern exchanges are com
plaining of the spirit of lawlessness in their
midst. It seems there are organized bands
of robbers in the Eastern part of this State
white men who sometimes disguise them
selves .and prey especially on Union men
and negroes. Farms are plundered, houses
are robtSd, horses and mules are stolen and
carried v?' aQd in borne' instances violence is
committed on white persons and negroes
We learn that in some localities the colored
people are afraid to own horses or cattle, or
even the corn and bacon which they have
produced. Farms occupied by Northern men
have been plundered, and those who have
rented the farms to them are threatened with
Our County Courts are held for one week,
every three months, and our Superior Courts
for one week every six moniluu-r The Courts
most part, we bare nd doubt, prfoi75L -
their whole duty ; but It ia anysfent that the
civil authority is notadTun" to the protec
tion of life andjBfonertv in the localities re-
ferje4rt5fTbe reconstructed State govern
ment of North-Carolina is a failure in this
respect, as well as in others. This lawless
ness will continue, unless something shall be
done to punish law-breakers of all grades in
the most summary and exemplary manner.
The people of this State, of all classes and
colors, have a right to expect the fullest and
most thorough protection to their persons and
property. We are told that we have peace,
and that law prevails. But this is not so.
White Unionists and negroes are not protec
ted as they should be, and there is no ground
for hoping they will be, as long as the pres
ent order of things shall exist,
Mueh of this lawlessness is the result of
that immunity from punishment enjoyed by
tboM " conscious traitors" who involved our
people in war, and who now stubbornly re
fuse to 'submit to the national authority.
Bad men of low degree see that the big men
have escaped punishment for their crimes,
and they very naturally conclude that they
can also run a career of enme, and at last
evade justice. Many of these leading men,
and the newspapers they control, also add to
this spirit of lawlessness by sneering at
Union men, by ignoring the civil rights of
the colored people, and by exciting a mean,
malicious, and unmanly prejudice against
the Northern people. Where the spirit of law
lessness is so general, neither the regular army
nor the Freedmen's Bureau can afford ade
quate protection. The remedy must go
deeper than any temporary interposition or
occupation by the military. The cancer of
treason must be pulled out by the roots. The
law must be executed against big criminals
as well as little ones, or the former must at
least be placed in a condition where they will
be powerless. Congress will meet in Decem
ber. It will then be for that body to decide
whether it will establish permanent order
and security in the Southern States, by put
ting them on a strictly loyal basis, or, neg
lecting or postponing to do so, let them drift
still further and still deeper into the breakers
of anarchy and lawlessness.
It is better, when in a strait, to take what
you can get than to wait and take the worst.
This maxim applies just now with much
force to the Southern States. Many of our
people subscribe to this maxim, and a major
ity would, but for the hope that they will get
aftthey demand. The next Congress will
dissipate this hope. But it is impossible
to convince the majority of this fact.
"Ephraim is joined to hia idols; let him
Ye would be dupes and madmen, and ye are."
When the worst comes, as it certainly will,
remember our warning. Do not hold us re
sponsible for what is in reserve for you. We
tried in vain to save you from the wrath to
come, but you would have your own way.
We have warned you faithfully, and you
have reviled us for it. We shall not " laugh
at your calamity, nor mock when your fear
cometh," but it toill come, if you reject the
Howard amendment, as certainly as that the
sun will rise to-morrow. Remember t
The Sentinel, of this City, speaking of the
admitted and growing spirit of lawlessness
in this State, says :
' Something must be done, and auicklv
done, or Peace will be more disastrious to
the social weal even than "War."
So far as the honest, well-disposed people of
this State are concerned, they are at peace.
They cultivate and cherish the things that
make for -peace. , But the Sentinel and its
followers are at open war with the North
and with the national government, the only
difference being that they are wielding the
pen instead of the sword. The bitterness of
feeling they evince in this war, is more in
tense than that displayed during the actual
conflict of arms.
The spirit of lawlessness commenced in
1861, and those for whom the Sentinel speaks
have pandered to and increased this spirit
ever since. The Editors, we admit, began
well, for they were Union men in 1861 ; but
they fell away by degrees, until now they are
more bitter and thorough in their disunion
sentiments than many original secessionists.
"We would vote to-morrow, for example, with
much more cheerfulness for Gen. Cox than we
would for either of the Editors of the Sentinel.
s-r Affairs w t um
1 IWe stated in our lost
to'be arrested as
Thi9 . action by
ppinted 10 v, owau
distarbera of the peace.
firm and opright judge b
the happy effect"
of preventing a conflict ol arms, as ine uew
Commissioners were engaged in1 enrolling
and swearing in 2,000 special policemen, for
the, purpose of taking possession.' pf Balti
more by force. The Judge,;in 'granting the
writs to arrest these persons; said : "
, a a f ho Stat Attnrnev for Baltimore City
lit is your duty to bring to the notice of the
Court the very grave iacis you hvb
mentioned. It is the only tribunal here
charged with the punishment of crime and
the preservation of the peace. Whatever
power it has for these purposes should be
immediately invoked and exercised to pre
vent violence, which you suggest is contem
plated. It is not our duty to determine the
questions in dispute between those claiming
to the office of Police Commissioners, but it
ought not to be truthfully said that in a Gov
ernment bo long established as that of Mary
hind the only way to obtain possession of an
office is by force of arms. The courts are
open. An appeal to them can be speedily
heard and all official rights determined.
This course must be pursued. An array of
force for any purpose of this kind is an un
lawful assembly. The parties engaged in it
are guilty of a breach of the peace, and must
be immediately arrested. All the power of
this Court shall be exercised with vigor and
promptness to prevent such a violation of
law, and the public peace shall be preserv
ed at all hazards. The fact that persons
claiming rightfully or wrongfully to be Po
lice Commissioners are about to place persons
on the. streets as police officers, charged with
the duty of preserving the public peace, is
calculated to fc'Iarm the public mind. The
dread of collision between the two forces,
and of ultimate armed conflict, will fill the
minds of peaceable and order-loving citizens
with terror. It is impossible that this should
be allowed if the law can prevent it, and the
warrant you ask I shall issue."
The excitement in Baltimore was very
great A correspondent of the Tribune f.ays :
" To-day the excitement has greatly subsi
ded, and though thousands of citizens are
grathered in crowds near Holiday-st. Thea
tre aad toe newspaper omces, Jthamoat Jer-.
fact order 1Jtei?vv-TeVoe is preserved rath-
J- - a " A . ac i.r.:v.
Viiii. mUined. ;.An Anpj officer of high
rank present ia th cit,. icsMrked tlmt h
never witnessed such deep and intense feel
ing as was manifested yesterday, and never
saw a high excitement kept under such per
fect control. For this very great credit is
due to the Mayor and Police Commissioners
and their excellent force. No city in Amer
ica has a better system than Baltimore, and
at the present time it is blessed generally
with a greater degree of public order. Dur
ing the administration of the present police,
who succeeded the force of the notorious
Kane, none of the violence of former years
has been seen, notwithstanding the large in
namatory elements constantly present. Yes
terday the excitement was at a high pitch
nearly all day, and the peril was felt to be
imminent. All parties seem to have co-operated
with the police to avert it. It was felt
that a pistol shot fired with effect in the
most crowded neighborhoods might .and
probably would result in a destructive riot,
and it is a remarkable fact, that with 10,000
constantly on the streets, consisting of exas
perated soldiers from both the Rebel and!
Union armies, secessionists, emancipated
radicals, conservatives, police and ripraps-
jostling against each other all day, three-
tourths ot them armed to the teeth, filled
with the most opposite purposes and excited
by the most bitter passions, not a single blow
was struck anywhere. All parties saw the?
impending danger and each man put an ex
tra moderation on his lips, and an extra-
guard upon his hand. Prudence seems to
have been combined with courage in every
movement of the police. They displayed.
no weapons but were constant in vigilance.
A dozen or fifteen arrests were made, but for
riotous threats and tendencies, and not for.-
any violent demonstration. The boys in.
blue, numbering some 2,000 in the city, of
fered their services to the Mayor, but they
were not accepted as an organization. Most;
of them, however, were mustered in as spe
cial police, among them their commander
and President, Major-Gen. Dennison, who
commanded the loyal Maryland Brigade audi
lost nis right arm at bpottsylvania. (j-en..
Wooley was also on duty as a police officer.
The " boys in blue" were commanded to
avoid eveiy unnecessary act or word that-
could possibly provoke a collision."
A writ of habeas corpus was sued out for
the imprisoned Commissioners, and the;
whole matter is to be judicially investigated.
and settled. We repeat, it is obvious that
bloodshed thus far has been prevented by
the prudence, firmness, and caution of the
existing loyal City government, and the
prompt discharge of duty by Judge Bond.
The country also owes much to Gen. Grant-
for his frequent visits to Baltimore to pre
serve the peace. He gave excellent advice,,
which was followed by the loyalists of Bal
timore. It is stated that the Copperheads have car
ried Maryland. This report may be true, but
we doubt it.
On Dit. That a negro regiment is to be
brought to this City, in the course of a few
days, for the purpose of being mustered ouf
W e sincerely none that tne rumor is without
If a negro regiment should be mustered
out here, it is fair to presume that the Gen
eral in command will see to it that they con
duct themselves properly, should they show
a disposition not to do so. Wherefore this
attempt to excite prejudice against colored
men ? These colored troops, if mustered out
here, will probably trade in our stores and
shops, and leave a considerable amount of
greenbacks among us.
If Mr. Davis and Gen. Lee had succeeded
in their efforts to enlist negro troops under
the Confederate banner, and if the Confed-:
erate cause had prevailed, we should hare
heard nothing against, but much in favor of
colored troops. The colored Confederate
veterans would have been set free, bounties
would have been given them, and they would
have been much more respected in the South.
than the white Unionists, if indeed the latter
had been allowed to live. These secession
leaders, who are engaged in exciting an un
worthy prejudice against colored men and.
thus keeping up a state of war between
the North and South, were very willing,
towards the close of the rebellion, to
owe what they would have called their
liberties to the valor of the colored man.
Mr. Davis recommended negro troops, and
the proposition was discussed by the so
called Congress in secret session. The pro
position was ito conscribe the able-bodied
blacks, as they had the whites, and but for
the fact that it was perceived to be too late
to effect anything by it, it would have been
done. - . ;
Amusing. To hear old Whigs reioicine
over Democratic victories. : " Misery makes v
t range bedfellows."
' The Xate Election.; . .-
Sections took place on Tuesday last in the
following StateaNewYbrk, Masaaebasetta,
New Jersey, Delaware,' Maryland,; Illinois,
Michigan! Wisconsin,- MmnesMisstrurl,
and Kansas. - Neif York elected Governor,
Lieutenant Governor, 31 Congressmen 128
Assemblymen, who are to choose a Senator to
sucseed Hon. Ira Harris. Massachusetts
elected State officers and 10 members of Con
gress. New Jersey elected a State Legisla
ture and 6 members of Congress. Delaware
elected State officers and 1 member of Con
gress. Maryland elected a State Legislature
and-5 members of Congress. Illinois eletv
ted State officers and 14 members of Con
gress. .Michigan elected State officers and ft
members of Congress. Wisconsin elected 6
members of Congress. Minnesota j elected
States officers and 2 members of Congress.
Missouri elected State officers and 9 members
of Congress. Kansas elected State officers
and 1 member of Congress.
It was supposed the contest would be very
close in New York. The New York Tribune
of Monday claimed that if the majority for
Mr. Hoffman, Copperhead, should not be
more than 40,000 in New York City, Mr.
Fenton, the Republican candidate for Gov
ernor, would be elected. Hoffman's majority
in the City is 46,425.
"We are indebted to our neighbors of the
Daily Progress for the following returns by
Baltimore. Nov. 6. Keturns from the
elections indicate a conservative majority in
this city. The whole legislative conservative
city ticket has been elected. J. L. Thqinas
ia nrobablv defeated bv Archer in the 2d
Congressional district. Phelps is re-elected
to Congress in the third district.
Later. Without hearing from oher por
tions of the State, the result ofiBfae election
in this city indicates that the democrats and
conservatives united will have in the next
legislature fifteen senators to nine republi
cans, and in the house fifty-five representa
tives to twenty-five republicans, a clear ma
jority on the joint ballot 01 thirty-six.
Boson, Nov. 6. Bullock's (rep.) majority
foTvvmYir wiJft-bs. a.bout 70,000. -Ttve.
publicans have elected eleven Congressmen
a full delegation. Butler has nearly 5,000,and
New Jersey. Nov. 6 Moore (rep.) is
elected to Consrress in the 1st district. There
are larse republican sains in the State. Mor
ris county gives 600 majority for Hill, (rep.)
for Congress, over rtogers, democrat.
Newark gives Halsey, (rep.) for Congress,
Washington. Nov. 6. 11:30 p. m. Re
turns from New York are very meagre and
gives no delimte idea of the result. Private
dispatches from prominent democrats speaks
hooefullv. It is claimed that Hoffman has
over 43.000 maiority in New York city. A
summing up of majorities thus far received
is thought, in private dispatches to indicate
a majority for the conservatives in the State,
of from 5,000 to 10,000. The interior is yet
to be heard from It is stated that a full
democratic delegation is elected in the city
of New i ork.
Latest. Hoffman's majority in New Yory
is 46,435, and one district to hear from, which
will probably increase this.
Mb. Bekciier on " The Prospect." The
conclusion of Mr. Beecher's recent speech in
Brooklyn shows how completely he has re
turned into full communion with the domi
nant party. It is as follows :
And now, fellow-citizens, not to draw upon
your patience unduly, let me say that it seems
to me tnat we are drawing very near to tne
consummation toward which we have been
steering. The night, I think, is far spent,
and the day is at hand. By tokens sure as
thunder in the skies we know what the ver
dict of the people is to be. We know who
are to hold power for the next two years.
Cheers. We know and rejoice in it, and
we could have never doubted not, however.
in the Democratic sense. Laughter.!
deem it important at this time that the tes
timony of the North should be given with a
volume, a vastness and a decisiveness that
shall admit of no misunderstanding, and
tnat wnen tney wno represent tne peo
ple again take their places lb shall be with
all the North behind them and endorsing
them, it is a good lesson tor the south. It
is a good lesson for those among them that
might be mischief-makers. It will do no
harm to them who are not mischief-makers.
When once our power is gone we can then
have our own atnetsms among ourselves.
There is a right to diversity of opinion in the
Republican party. We have a right to dis-
cusss the expediency ot measures. But
whenever they have been settled and deter
mined upon, then it is our duty to stand
hand in hand, and shoulder to shoulder, and
with locked step and unbroken ranks to tro
forward, and to maintain the government of
Meeting of the Legislature Gov. BrownXovfs
Nashville, Nov. 4. The adiourned ses
sion of the Tennessee Legislature convenes
to-morrow. There will not be a quorum for
a couple ot days : tull returns have not yet
- - A . 1 m .
oeen received 01 tne election on ihursdav.
Enough is known to indicate a Radical gain
of four members. The Legislature will stand
nearly as follows : Senate, 18 Radicals to 8
Conservatives; House, 50 Radicals to 34
There will be a respectable number from
each of those parties, who will earnestly fa
vor universal amnesty and universal suffrage.
This political doctrine is making consider
able headway here, a number of nrnminpnt
Rebels being equally in favor of it. Gov.
Brownlow arrived here to-dav. It ia under
stood his message will advocate negro suf
frage, but perpetual disfranchisement for all
The Hon. Meredith P. Gentry died in
Nashville a few days since. Simeon Draper,
of New York, is also dead.
Stephems and the Constitutional Amend
- . v- . ment.
MnjjoxHEViii,E, Nov. 4. The Hon. A. H.
Stephens, in a private letter to a gentleman
in ,this city, incidentally alludes to a state
ment published in a Northern journal re
garding himself and brother in the matter of
the constitutional amendment, and character
izes it as utterly without foundation. He
thinks the Legislature should reject the
The Union must be reconstructed. Mr.
Stephens is in the way of this work, but re
fuses to get out of the way. We once re
garded Mr. Stephens as a disinterested patriot.
Edward D. Mansfield, LL.D., the well
known correspondent of the New York
Times, under the name of " Veteran Observ
er," has been selected to deliver the oration
at Princeton College the next Commence
ment. Dr. M. is the author of the Life and
Times of the late Gen. Scott.
Congress will assemble on the first Monday
Moore, Esq.Khas been appoini!1163
the State Insane Asvlnm
1 i- 1"- i . " '"3is
lent appointment, jjjr.
1 .ft "lunrjt
Union men here, as in the rla. r.,
ion, nave to - sing low" and walk a
IS a " R..,i: .
man." The Northern people c
when they thought they had "
about it? - - , J SOmS
The Legislature of this State win .
thia Citv on tliA thirA ht. , "
.1. - - hi
. To hear the eovernins- r.lBQ
w o 1111 1 r u. 1 1 ..
1- .ivuiuotttUl,.Ali. .
The Eye and -Ear. Thiuo .u. .
. . - .. """are snff.
irom nearness or aiseases nf 1?
, ,..i .i, . .. - -""ma av,;
-. uuuj. n,)w oe
obtaining relief bv consulting n- , " 1
- - i n i
- 1 ui nit? niff
- - o tuov
' ana lUey win
iujuu. j.... mu juu ubcu iaise onts u
- ana even'mr
imparts indestructibility to the enamel k
nh tc urA Biinr.li.Afi flnd wi,p..n . ' L"
r 1 - """""-""iijnnprov
Petersburg, Va., Nov. 5, 18C6
RetDort of the Peterdiurn Mn.rhi. ,
x v ,. uuj
f .... I nvr.j.ia R.T er . . - '
void anu Oliver. lipid UuvinT Us-
DllYH iujruijj iou to 100: selling Un
1iO O U 10
. j v xi mays quo
Cotton. Market steady ; sales of 40 to 30
bales ; ordinary 33 to 34c. ; good 35J to36e-
J aV -Wlt-
Corn. In demand at $1 25.
Wheat.-- In demand ; red $2 75 to 135.
wnite $3 zo to so.
Bacon. In demand at 21 to 23c.
Lard. 1 his article we quote from 20 to
Nov. 5, 1866.
sold last week in this market. The hMest
price paid was 32, the purchaser payinnhe
tax.-' On Saturday the figures ranged at3H
to oa. juarKeb rauier uuu.
Corn in demand at $ 1.20 tor new. Old
corn commands f 1 ou.
JTlour $lo,ou per ijarrel. Wneat $2.60 to
$3 per bushel.
Bacon 24 to 25, h"g round--in demand.
Oats 90 cents to $1.
No change m price of Groceries. Demo
LrvERPOOi., Nov. 5. Cotton firm ; sales
lo.UUU Dales ; Middling Uplands loid.
Great Victories Claimed by the Turks
over the Christians.
London, Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The Turks claim great victories oyer the
Christians in Candia.
In a hard-fought battle near 0ressa,the
Cretans lost 700 men. while the Turkish loss
was very heavy.
Three thousand Cretans had been drowned
in a cave where they had sought a hiding
111 ato a nrl rofn era m 1 rlo rlairtrr a nrl cnlimar.
buw UUU VA1V W MUV A. IUIUq UUVl
.Large submission were being made by the
Christians to the Turkish a-athoritv.
In Wake County, on Sunday the 14th day of
October, 1866, by S. G. Dupree, Esq., Mr. Ws
Hicks, to Mies Cobrinah Hates, both of Woke.
In Wake County, on Sunday the 38th dayof 0c
tober, 1866, by S. G. Dupre, Esq., Mr. Petes
Pooi, to Misa Nbttib Austin, both of Wake.
LAST CALL TO FHEEDME1 AND
I WILL ATTEND AT T IE COURT HOUSE
in the of City Raleigh, daily, until Monday, tlie
12th inst., for the purpose of collecting thu bal
ance or the unpaid State and County tarts due
lor tne year i860.
J. D PULLEX, Collector.
Parties must pav their taxes to the Collector, as
above stated, or I will proceed to collect the same
by distress, without turtner aciay, as 1 am requi
red to settle mv Tax account with the Couni.yat
its next November Term. E. H. RAT, Sli ft
DESIRABLE CITY PROPERTY FOR
I OFFER MY HOUSE AND LOT I.N ka
LEIGH, near the Deaf and Dumb Asylum and
the residence of the Rev. Dr. Lacy, for sale. It a
a half acre lot. . .
The House is two stories with an L., consisting
of six cotnlortable rooms with lire places, a porca
and piazza. Necessary outbildings and a goon
pump are on the premises. The garden 6poi
excellent. An opportunity and bargain are otlcrea
those wishing to purchase a comfortable antt
healthy residence. L. S. PEKKi.
itaietgft, jxov. o, ltfoe. "
CREDITORS OF THE ESTA1.E vr
Mavnanl 1maaii1 nrp lumin reanested to pre
sent their claims ; and those indebted to the wnie
will pleatie make an early settlement. My fnunas
W K. Rarhm nf Raloiuti and L. C. Edwards Ot
Granville will attend to my matters in my absence.
Adm'n. of R. C. Moynard' dec tt.
Leachburg, Johnson County.
Nov. 7, 1866. 10O-3t
UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENLE,
: 4th Drv., 4th Dist., Nobth-1Abuw
. Raleigh, Sovember, low
N ACCORDANCE WITH INSTRUCTION'S
nuiplnui at tt,;.. rma frnm flip DeDarMueDb
of Internal Revenue, I will attend the following,
places, at the times indicated, for the pnrP0!
receiving the returns of Income lor the year w
and Carriages, Watches, Pianos, &c, held JW
1st, 1865. ....,
Also, returns from Manufacturers, Disuuere,
Ac, dating from April 1st, 1865, and qnarteri,
turns from those liable for the quarter enaii
nne 00, 1.000, ana eacn one mereaiici .
" James Lynns', Wednesday,
" Willie Lynns'. Friday
" Hayes' Store, Monday,
C J. Rogers',
Thompsons's Store. Tuesday,
Lawes' Store, Thursday,
" Ridgeway, .
Asst. Asses.. 4th JXv.. 4th Dist.. NrM-"l,,.
1- Office over A CREECH'
over A CREECH'S i"5, i
ville Street, Raleigh, N. C.
AT THE SOLICITATION 0 j,
my friende, Senators elect, IofferB'.
candidate for the poet of Assistant ClerK
Senate. - me in
An experience of three sessions, "".ctory
nimnkiiur. if 1mm1 a faithful and satisian
discharge of aU tue duties of the office.
n next month.
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