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t.-..-- a J.,iLuoHillotolajith fourth.
rL,nter..A. D. i860,
JU tonsnlu-eiahLkdrt! of July, A.
Andrew Johssos, President.
5 foL-t. Vrmjirlenf. or tll! nenaie. J-i
Fayettk S. Foster was elected President j
r t-Ua M.n;it.R niv trmnore. on tile teciuii
jf I-.n-h ml n acted until the eim
ot the Session. Schuvi.kr Colkax. Speaker
of the House of Representatives. '
AnAct making Appropriations for the il,a'r.
Preservation, and Completion of certain P. bl.c
' Work heretofore commenced under the Au
thority of J,aw, and for other Purposes.
For improvement of the harbor at Monroe,
Michigan. Pthirty-oue thousand and fifteen dollars
anKoMm?ro8veVuu.ntCo Bee Scics
Fwnkiort, Michigan, eighty-eight thousand live
Lundred and forty-one dollars. ,u,.
For improvement of harbor at Grand Uaen,
Michigan, sixty-five thousand dollars.
For improvement of harbor at Black Lake
Michigan, titty-five thousand six hundred and
fifteen dollars and thirty-one cents.
For improvement of harbor at Saint Joseph,
Michigan, bix mousauu uuuuic.
For Improvement at the mouth of
riwr. Mietii-ran. sixtv-seven thousand
dred dollars. " ....
For Improvement of harbor nt Chicago, Illinois,
eighty-eight thousand seven hundred and lour
dFoTiinp'overaent of harbor at Kenosha, Wis
consin, seveutv-tive thousaiid four hundred and
and sixtv one dollars and forty-one co-ii.s.
For iinproveuieut of harbor uf Iacme, vv is
cousiu, tweuty-three thousand uiue hundred and
ten dollars. .... , ....
For improvement of harbor at Muwaukee. W is.
consiu, forty-eight thousand two hundred and
ei".'itv-three dollars and lii'ty-one cents.
i'o.' improvement of harbor at Sheboygan, is
consin, forty-seven thousand live hundred and
ninety-eight dollars and ninety-one cento.
For improvement of harbor at Manitowoc, n is
consin, tilt v-two thousand dollars.
For repaint of goveniDK-nt wharves and laud
In", nnd improving harbor at Marcus Hook, on
Delaware river, Pennsylvania, five thousand dol
lars: Provided, That belore expenses snail be
incurred on said wharves and landings, it shad be
shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of ar
that the same belong i" the United States.
For imoroveun nt of the harbor at Green Hay,
at the mouth ot Fox riv t r, Wisconsin, tnirty thou
sand live hundred. .
For constructing works and improving the en
truice into the harbor of Michigan City, Indiana,
seventy-five 'thousand dollars: Provided, That it
B'iall be lirst showit to the -atislaetiou of tiie Sec
retary of War that a sum cuual to double the
amount aforesaid has been expended by theMieh
i -an Citv Harbor Company in the construction ot
a"sal'e and convenient harbor at that place: And
provided. That the passage of vessels to and from
said harbor shall be free and uot subject to toll
or charge. . .
For imorovemeut of the Kenneoec river, m the
State of -Maine, between Sheppard Point and the
city of Augusta, tweutv thousand dollars.
For removal of obstructions to navigation in
the Willamette river, between Portland and its
ruouth, in the Stale tr Oregan, fifteen tliou-and
For continuing the repair of the piers in baeo
river, in the State of Maine, forty thousand
Sec. 2. And be it further enaeted, That the
money appropriated by this act shall be eo applied
as to coin i lete, or make, the nearest approxima
tion to completing, the work for which each
soeeitic aruronriutbn is made: and it shall be the
duty of the .Secretary of War to apply tne sums 1
herein appropriated tor other purposes tuan lor ;
examinations and surveys by coutir.et : Provided,
That no contract shall be made except alter pub- !
lie advertisement for proposals in such form and 1
manner as to seem,: general notice thereof, and i
the same shall only be made with the lowest re- ;
sponsible buWlei iherclor, upon security deemed ;
siitik-ient in the judgment ot the Secretary. And
it shall be the duty "of the said Secretary, at the !
earliest practicable time, to report to Congress :
the result of any survey or rcrurvey, with the j
plan adopted anil the items of cvpeisditnre under j
said plaui ; ana ue snail mane repon 01 an action
taken under the provisions of this act; and he
shall accompany said report with a statement of
the amount and date of ail former appropriations
for each work, and a full estimate lor its entire
and permanent completion, with the amount that
can oj profitable expended in the next fiscal year, j
And he shall also state in what collection district j
each work is located, and at or near what port ot
entry, light-house, or lort ; whut amount of rev- ;
enue was collected at the nearest port of entry j
for the la?t fiscal year; and, as far as practiea- j
ble, what amount of commerce and navigat'on
would be benefitted by the completion ot each
particular work : Provided, That he shall con- !
tinue to make such a report at the commencement i
ot every session of Congress until the works '
herein provided for shall ail be completed.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That when- ',
ever the Secretary ot War ihail invite proposals 1
for any works, or for any material or labor for j
any works, there shall be separate proposals and j
separate contracts tor each work, and also for i
each class of material or labor for each work ; and j
he shall report, to Coogrcss, at its next sessiou, ail
the bids with the names of the bidders. All per- !
sous not holding commissions iu the regular army j
of the United States who sha'.i tie intrusted with j
the disbursement of the funds appropriated lor
the works named in this act, shall be required to
give bond and ample security tor the faithful ap
plication of the same; and no such disbursing
olliccr iu the array of the United States shall
receive any commission or compensation for
iuuwii bucu uisuui aeiiiciua. viia tne moneys 1
nereinueiorc appropriated suall remain and be
at the disposal of the Secretary of War, and sub
ject to his control for tne purposes named in this
act, until the several works and improvements
herein provided for are completed, any law or reg
ulutioa t j the contrary notwithstanding.
Sec. 4. And be it'further enacted," That the
Secretary of War is hereby directed to cause ex
aminations or surveys, or'both as aforesaid to be
made at the following points, namely : At Supe
rior City, Eagle Harbor, Marquette and Lac la
Belle, on Lake Superior, and at Ausable river, in
the State of Michigau ; of the Ohio river between
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Butiiintnn island.
West Virginia; of Sandusky river, Ohio; at
Chester harbor, Pennsylvania; at Bridgeport,
Connecticut ; at Hell (iate New York ; at. the
port of Ogdensburg, New York ; at San Francisco,
California; at the "Grand Chuin," in the Ohio
river; at the harbor of Baltimore, between Fort
McHcnry and the month of the Patapseo river, iu
the State ol Maryland ; of the Mississippi river,
between Fort Snelling and the Falls of Saint
Authony and the upper or Rock Kiver rapids of
the Mississippi river, with a view to ascertain the
most feasible means, by economizing the water
of the stream, of insuring the passage, at all nav
igable seasons, of boats drawing four feet of
water; of the Minnesota river, from its mouth to
the Yellow Medicine, in order to ascertain the
practicability and expense, by slack-water naviga
tion or otherwise, of securing the continued nav
igability of said stream during the usual season
of navigation ; and for examining and reporting
upon the subject of constructing railroad bridges
across the Mississippi river, between St. Paul, in
Minnesota, and St. Louis, in the State of Missouri,
upou such plans of construction as will otTer the
least impediment to the navigation of the river;
of Koek river: the Kennebec river ahovc tlarHi.
ner, Maine; the Penobscot river above Hampden,
Maine; at the Zambro river, Minnesota; at the
Cannon river, Minnesota ; at the harbor and the
mouth of the Eighteen-mile creek, at Olcott, New
- - i ..uu viui nvcr, nuove ine lengc ; Jrom
the mouth of Illinois river to La Salle; together
with uch necebsary estimates of cost, as herein
before provided, as will enable the Secretary of
War to determine what improvements and public
works shall be necessary at the respective points
aforesaid. And the Secretary of War shall cause
a survey to be made at the harbor of Burlington
Vermont, and the harbor of Dunkirk, New York
at the harbor ot Oak Orchan. Creek, New York ;
and at Muskegon, White river, Manistee, South
Haven, and New Buffalo, in the State of Mich
igan; the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, in the State
of Wisconsin ; and the Rock river, in the States
t ?.d Wisconsin with its connections
with Lake Winnebago ; and the upper Columbia
Approved, June 23, 1866.
An Act to provide for the Kevision and Consoli
atioa or the Statute Laws of the United States.
refeVuS? 3Plf HfTe ReP"
Congresa assembled: -W 7 of, America in
United State be QCJ Presldent f the
by and with the advhS, and ontreb1,autuorizea'
J.ppoint three leaned hf Vf!'
commissioners, to revise, simplitv , law' "5
consolidate all statutes of thrrUfrJl,?,nSe. and
eral and permanent in their nainVe , ' .ei?,
be in force at the time such cornmfjTL hlcu BaU
Biaka the final report of their doinig -nerB may
Bec. 2. And be it further enacted Tk.t 1
lormuig this duty, the commissioners i ihSi 1
together all .tatutcs and parts of statutes J?.i Iv?
from Bimilaritjvpt subject, ought to S b3
together, omitting redundant or obsolete ei,,ft
menu, and mabtng aucb alterations as mv k
noceaaary to reconcile the contradictions supply
the original text ; and they shall arrange me same
n,iii titiA 0itrttrs. .nnd sections,' or other
suitable divisions nnd feub-dlyisioBa,!. with head
notes briefly exproBsiTe'oCthe'matter contained
in such divisions ; also with side-notes, so drown
as to point to the contents ot the textvand with
1 si.. n the decisions of the
reierence 10 iue ongiimi ,- 4T
same, ana uisu i . --7 - - -
j courts as they may deem expedient; and they
j snnn provide by a temporary index, or other ex-
pcuieut menue, j -----
Sec:. J. And be it further enaeted, That when
the commissioners have completed the revision
and consolidation of the statutes, as aforesaid,
they shall cause a copy of the same, in print, to
be submitted to Congress, that the statutes so
revised and consolidated may be re-enaeted, it
Con-ress shall so determine; and at the same
tiin.rthev shall also suggest 'o Congress such
contradictious, omissions, and imperlections as
may appear in the original text, with the mode
in "which they have reconciled, supplied, and
aineiidi d the same ; and they may also designate
such statutes or parts of statutes as, iu their
judgment, out to be repealed, with their reasons
for such repeal. , ,
fiEO. 4. And be it further enacted. That the
commissioners shall be authorized to cause their
work to be printed in parts, so fast as it may be
ready for the press, anil to distribute copies ot
the same to members of Coi.gress, and to such
other persons, in limited numbers, as they may
sec tit, for the purpose of obtaining their sugges
tions; and thev shall, from time It) t"uuc, report
to Congress their progress and doings.
Seu. 5. And bo it further enacted. That the
statutes so revised and consolidated shall be
reported to Congress as soon as practicable, and
the whole work closed without unnecessary delay.
Sec. And be it further enacted. That the com
missioners shall each receive as compensation for
his services at the rate of five thousand dollars a
vcar for three vears, with the reasonable expenses
of clerical services and other incidental matters,
not to exceed two thousand dollars annually for
Approved, June 27, ISIM.
Legislature of North-Carolina.
To est ay, Nov. 22. 1SCG.
The journal of yesterday was read and ap
proved. Reports from committees were received and
Mr. Cunningham introduced a resolution
fixing the 22nd of December next as the day
for the final adjournment of the Legislature.
Passed its first reading.
Mr. Robins, a resolution referring that por
tion of the Governor's message rchiting to the
gubernatorial mansion, to the committee on
public buildings. Referred.
Mr. Jones, a bill and memorial, granting
and asking for aid for the Cheraw and Coal
field Railroad Company. Ordered to be print
ed ami referred to committee on internal im
provement. Mr. Robins, a bill to regulate an act in re
lation to salaries and fees. Referred to com
mittee on propositions and grievances.
"Mr. Avery, a bill authorizing the exchange,
of bonds for Western N. O. R. 11. Co., ami
other uuruoses. Ordered to be orinted and
referred to committee 011 internal improve- j
Mr. Clark ottered the following resolution, 1
l.y permission : j
'. m! n7. that a message be sent - to the j
House of I omiiions proposing that a joint
committee of three from each House be tip- j
pointed to take into consideration the prop- !
er construction of the act of Congress direct- j
iua: the mode of electing United States Se.i-
ator and prepare suitable regulations for con-
ductule: the same, in conformity to said act.
and thai thev have leave to set tlurinir the i
session of each House, and to report as early
as possible.. " j
Mr. Berry, a bill for the better suppress- !
in of horse and mule stcalimr. I AtHxincr i
death penalty to the repetition
ol such ' i
thefts Referred to the committee on judi
ciary and ordered to be printed.
Mr. Richardson, a bill to authorize certain
counties to subscribe capital stock to the
Coal field and Cheraw Railroad Company.
Referred to the committee on judiciary.
A message was received from the House
signifying its concurrence in the Senate res
olution anil asking the concurrence of the
Senate in setting a:irt Thursday next as the
day on which both Houses of the General
Assembly shall meet in joint session and
count the votes c-ist for Governor.
Messrs. Love, Wilson and Clark were ap
pointed by the Speaker, committee on the
part of the Senate.
Another message was received from the
House, calling the attention of the Senate, to
the fact, that the hour had arrived forgoing
into an election for United States Senator
and announcing the names of candidates for
The Speaker informed the Senate that a
joint special committee of both
Houses, had !
tiie mat'er under consideration.
Mr. Clark announced that the joint select
committee could not come to any under
standing. Mr. Wilson arose to the question of order,
which gave rise to considerable debate and
The Senate then proceeded to the election
of United States Senator, with the accompa
nying result :
For Mr. Pool Messrs. Bullock, Cowles,
Gash, Harris of Rutherford, Jones, Leach,
Respass and Richardson. 8.
For Mr. Manly Messrs. Cunningham, Eth
cridge, Harris of Franklin, Kelly, Koonce,
McLean, McRae, Thompson, and" Thornton.
For Mr. II. .ward Messrs. Speaker, Clark,
Hall, Moore and Paschal. 5.
For Mr. Smith Messrs. Barnes, Perkius,
Spencer, Willey and Williams. 5
For Mr. Ashe Messers Covington, Lloyd,
Marshall, McCorkle and Wilson. 5.
For Gen. Ransom Messrs. Edwards and
For Mr. Wiggins Messrs. Adams nnd
For Mr. Ferebee Messrs. Ferebee, Speed
and Wiggins. 3.
For Gov. Vance Mr. Avery. 1.
For Mr. Reade Mr. Brown 1.
For Mr. Turner Mr. Berry 1.
For Mr. Phillips Mr. Hid 1.
For Mr. Mitchell Mr. Johnson 1.
For Mr. Winston Mr. Robins 1.
Absent or not voting Messrs. Coward,
Hand, Matthews, Outlaw and Snead 5.
Here a considerable discussion arose and
the Senate seemed to be in a parliamentary
tangle, out of which Messrs Wilson, Leach
ana others attempted to extricate it.
It was then moved to proceed forthwith to
another ballot, nnd the yeas and nays being
ctemanciect, resulted in veas dl : navs 12
The second ballot was then taken with the
.tor Mr. Manlv Messrs Averv. Battle.
Clark, Cunningham, Ethridge. Hall, Harris
ot i?ranklin, Kelly, Koonce, Moore, Thomp
son, Thornton and Williams 13.
1 or Mr. Pool Messrs Bullock, Cowles,
Gash, Harris of Rutherford, Jones, Leach,
i-ascnai, ituss and Richardson 9.
For Mr. Ashe Messrs Covington, Johnson
Lloyd, Marshall, McCorkle, McRae, McLean
, TIT!,,? '
ap.u w imams e.
For Mr. Smith Messrs Barnes, Perkins
opencer and willev 4.
For Mr. Ransom Messrs Edwards. Love
J ITT " , '
uiiu wiggins a.
For Mr. Phillips Messrs Hill and Robins
For Mr. Gilliam Messrs Adams and Perrv
For Mr. Ferebee Mr. Ferebee 1.
For Mr. Howard Mr. Speaker 1.
Several motions were here made to ad
journ. Mr. Cowles asked leave to introduce a res
olution proposing to raise a committee to be
composed of five on the part of the Senate
and seven on the part of the House, to be
known as the committee on the stay law
whose duty it shall be to consider all meas
ures for the relief of the people and report
in accordance with the same.
demanded, which being agreed to, the reso
lution was rejected, yeas l ana Bays xa.
Several messages ..were received -from the
Housed one relating to printing revenue bill,
report of Treasurer1 and second jnessage of
the governor. Concurred in'.; Another , ask
ing that both houses of the General Assembly
adjourn to-day over to Friday'in observance
of Thanksgiving holiday, ordered by the
President of the United States. Not concur
red in. Also another proposing toi. raise a
joint select committee to whom shall be re
ferred that portion of the Governor's mes
sage rcluting to weights and measures. Not
concurred in. ,
On motion of Mr. Pascha!, the Senate then
adjourned until 11 o'clock to-day.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Tuesday, Nov. 27tb, 1866.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Atkinson.
The" follo'wing additional members of ju
diciary committee were announced : Messrs.
Long, Woodard, and Williams of Martin ;
and to committee of Lunatic Asylum : Dr.
Mr. Black a memorial concerning the
Cheraw and Coalfields' railroad asking as
sistance for its completion.
- Messrs. Jordan and Dargan presented sim
Mr. Perry, of Carteret, from the commit
tee on claims reported a bill allowing the
public treasurer to issue to Rufus H. Jones,
executor of Alfred Jones, Jeceased, a dupli
cate bond, recoiuTnending that it do pass.
Mr. Waugh from the committee on propo
sitions and grievances reported favorably to
a bill to make Roanoke river a sufficient fence
in Martin County.
Mr. McKay from the judiciary committee
reported favorably to a bill to amend sec. 30,
chap. 54, Revised code; also
A substitute to Mr. WnugU's amnesty bill,
recommending its passage.
Mr. Morrisett from the committee on pri
vate bills reported favorably to a bill to in
corporate the Union Church Camp ground ;
also that a bill in favor of R. P. Melvin do
Mr. Harper from the finance committee re
ported unfavorably to a bill for the relief of
the people of Chatham County, as also un
favorably to a bill for the relief of the peo
ple of the State.
A bill to extend the time for collection of
taxes in Western Counties was favorably re
ported upon, with amendment including
only the counties of the 7th Congressional
district and the counties of Wilkes and Surry.
Mr. Kenan made a report from committee
on counting votes for Governor, setting sipart
the 4th day of December next, which was
Mr. Long of Cabarrus moved that the rules
he suspended that the bill for the relief of
thejH-opie unfavorably reported upon by the
committee this morning, might be put upon
its several readings. He desired to say a few
wonts m explanation ot tite lull. It pro-
posed to repeal the revenue law of the State
Tin; people must have some relief.
He did not look to repudiation, but they did,
and unless the Legislature of North-Carolina
took measures to pacify the angry elements,
they would combine into a tornado and sweep
every vestig-e of indebtedness from the cof
fers of the State ami the pockets of the peo
ple, lie continued to address the House,
Mr. Latham of Washington made a brief
rep:y, opposing the motion to suspend the
The House refused to suspend,
A message was received from the Senate
proposing to raise a committee to take into
consideration and construe the act of Con-
ess, directing the manner in which the elec
tion lor U. S. Senators shall be conducted.
Concurred in, when
Messrs. Dargan, Keenan and Beasley were
appointed on said committee. The ballot
being taken before the committee had ended
their conference, they made mi report.
Mr. Waugh a resolution referring so much
of the governor's message as relates to the
Mansion to the committee on public build
ings. Concurred in
Mr. Horton of Watauga a resolution to re
fer to a special committee so much of the
j governors message as relates to weights ami
i measures. Concurred in.
Mr. Holderby a resolution that when the
House adjourn to-morrow it will meet no
more until Friday next, in order to observe
Mr. Hinnant a resolution concerning a 2nd
assistant doorkeeper, which was laid on the
Mr. Davidson a memorial from the citizens
of Clay with accompanying bill, in relation
to a County site. Relerrett.
Mr. McRae a bill in favor 01 John A. Long.
Mr. Davidson a bill to provide tor con
struction ol a bridge across theNootla river.
Mr. Walker n bill in favor of II. B. Nor
Mr. Blvthe an net to revive the 9th. 10th,
11th sections of the Say Law passed Sept.
11th, 1301. Referred.
Mr. Whitley a bill allowing fees to justices
of the peace. Referred.
1 lie hour having arrived tor the election
of one U. S. Senator.
Mr. Brysou nominated Hon. John Pool of
Mr. Latham of Craven, Hon. M. E. Manly
Mr. McRae, T. S. Ashe of Anson.
Mr. Latham of Washington, W. N. H.
Smith of Hertford.
Mr. Williams of Martin, P. II. Winston of
Mr. Clark, M. L. Wiggins of Halifax.
Mr. Jones, D. D. Ferebee of Camden.
Mr. Baker, Geo. Howard of Edgecombe.
Mr. Russ addressed the House in favor of
the election of Mr. Pool.
He said that during the session of the last
General Assembly there had been a compro
mise between the mends ot Mr. Graham and
Mr. Pool, whereby the latter was chosen to
his present position. He held that this was
no time to violate that compromise, since
neither of the gentlemen had yet been admit
ted to seats in the halls of the National Leg
islature. It is true, he said, that Mr. Pool
is and has been a Union man, but he could
say that Mr. Pool did not favor the Howard
Amendment. He stands on national ground,
and it is too late in the dav to snub him lor
his conservatism. There are one hundred
members in this assembly, holding like sen
timents with Mr. Pool. Said Mr. Russ, I
also am opposed to this amendment. I will
never vote for any man who does not consid
er the honor ot his state as of paramount im
portance, or who looks beyond her borders
tor promotion. We were not represented in
the government, and had no voice in the en
actment of this amendment ; and he would
never vote for anything which tended to de
grade him and his, you and yours. The Hon.
John Pool was, when first chosen, considered
the most acceptable of all our delegation. It
is, therefore, no time now to throw him over
board. He voted for Gov. Worth and is op
posed to the constitutional amendment.
Then let us act justly by him, and elect him
to the Senate of the United States.
Mr. Peebles nominated Gen M. W. Ransom.
He was opposed to making any more conces
sions to radicals North or South. We could
not repay Gen. Ransom for the wounds re
ceived in defence of his State, but we could
reward him somewhat with this honor.
The vote on the 1st ballot stood as follows :
For Mrl Pool, Messrs. Beasley, Bryson.Carson,
Freeman, Gambril, Hinnant, Horton, of Watauga,
Horton of Wilkes, Jenkins, of Gaston, Jenkins,
ot Granville, Lowe, Lyon, Moore, of Chatham,
Morton, Morrissett, Kogers, Rountree, Russ,
finnmritl AfOtf. Sill el tnr. H on rll i' V.-tt.'l Vl lunn
of Forsyth, Williams of Yancey, Womble and
For. Mr. Ashe Messrs. Allen, Boyd, Brown,
Crawford, of Rowan, Dargan, Davidson, Foard,
Kelsey, Kendall, May, McArthur, McGougan,
For. Mr. 8HirnMire. AidrViBarden; Black.
Davis, FarroweallowayGorhaiu Harding, Har-;,
perj lenacrson, ttolderoy, anuwu, 01 .nowiuig
ton, vLeev'. McKay, Moore, of Hertford, Nu
ReinuardtSmith, of Guilford, WaBjerywid Wil
liams, of Pitt-20. y , 1
For Mr. Settle Messrs. Ashworth, Blair,
Blytbe, : Garrett Jordan.and Ldgan-.. :r:s; t ,
For Mr. Howard Messrs. Uakcr, Clements,
Garriss, Kenan, Long and Woodard -6.
For Mr. Wiwston Messrs. Bowc, Hodnett and
Williams of Martin 3.
For Mr.' FEREBES--M'cssrs Jones; and More
For Mr. E. G. Reade Mr. Bradsber.
ForMr. Phillips Messrs. Crawlord, of Macon,
Perry, of Wake, Roscboro and Steveuson 4.
For Mr.-' VANCB Messrs. Durham and Whit
field 3. - - ' '
For Mr. Ransom Messrs. Granberry, Jndkins,
Martin, Peebles, Turnbull and Westmoreland 6.
For Mr. Tckner Messrs. Speaker, Guess and
ForMr. Manly Messrs. Chadwlck, Hutchison,
Latham, of Craven, Lutterloh, Murril:, Perry, of
Carteret, Simpson, Stone, Waugh ana Williams,
For Mr. Wiggins Messrs. Clark and Daniel 6.
For Mr. McAden Messrs. Everett and Hous
Whole number of votes cast 114. Necessary to
a choice 58.
On the 2nd ballot the vote stood as fol
For Mr. Smith. Messrs. Autry, Burden, Black,
Bowe, Davis, Farrow, Galloway, Gorham, Guess,
Harding, Harper, Henderson, Hodnett, Holderby,
Jones, Latham of Washington, Lee, Lowe, Lut
terloh, McKay, Moore of Hertford, Morchcad,
Neal, Perry of Carteret, Shelton, Simpson, Smith
of Guilford, Sudderth, Umstead, Walker, Whit
ley, Williams of Harnett, Williams of Pitt. 35.
For Mr. Pool. Messrs. Beasley, Bryson, Car
son, Freeman, Garrett, Hinnant, Horton of Wa
tauga, Horton of VVilkes, Houston, Jenkins of
Gaston,. Jordan, Moore of Chatham, Morton,
Morrissett, Perry of Wake, Kogers, Rosebro,
Uouutrce, Russ, Scoggiu, Scott, Stevenson, Tea
irue. Vestal, Wilson of Forsyth, Williams of
Yancey, Womble, York. 29.
For Mr. Asm:. Messrs. Allen, Boyd, Brown,
Clements, Crawford of Macon. Crawford of
Kuwait, Dargan, Davidson, Fonrd, Relsey, Ken
dall, May, McArthur, McGougan, McRae, Patton,
Rciuhardt, Richardson, Trull. ll.
For Mr. Pockery. Mr. Blair.
For Mr. McAden. Mr. Whitfield.
For Mr. Ransom. Messrs. Granberry, Judkins,
Martin, Peebles, Turnbull, Westmoreland. 6.
For Mr. Settle. Mr. Blvthe.
For Mr. Thompson. Mr. Lo-ran.
For Mr. Dick. Mr. Ashworth.
For Mr. Howard. Messrs. Baker, Hutchison,
Kenan, Long, McClainmy, Woodard. 6.
For Mr. M axly. Messrs. Chadwick, Garriss,
Latham . of Craven, Murrill, Smith of Duplin,
atone, Wausrh. 7.
For Mr. Wiggins. Messrs. Clark, Everett. 2.
Whole number ot votes cast, 111. Necessary to
a choice, 55.
On the third ballot the vote stood as fol
For Mr. Smith. Messrs. Allen, Autry, Bar
den, Blaek, Bowe, Bradshcr, Carson, Davis, Da
vidson, Farrow, Galloway, Gorham, Guess, Har
ding, Harper, Henderson", Henry, Hodnett, Hol
derby, Houston, Hutchison, Jones, Kenan, La
tham of Washington, Lee, Lowe, Lntterloh, Mc
Clainmy, McGoiigun, McKay, Moore of Hertford,
Moreliead. Neal, Perry of Carteret. Richardson,
Slulton, Simpson, Smith of Duplin, Smith of
Guilford, Sudderth, Umstead, Walker, Whitley,
illiams of H.'rnctt, Williams of Pitt 44.
For Mr. Pool Messrs. Ashworth, Feasley,
Blair, Blvthe, Brvron, Freeman, Gambril, Gar
rett, Hinnant, Horton of Watauga, Horton of
Wilkes, Jenkins of Gaston, Jordan, Moore of
Chatham, Moiton, Morrissett, Perry of Wake,
Rogers, Kosebro, Rountree, Russ, Scoggin, Scott,
Stevenson, 'league. Vestal, Wilson of Forsyth,
Williams of Yancey, Womble, York 30.
For Mr. Ashe Messrs. Boyd, Brown, Clem
ents, Crawford of Macon, Crh'wford of Rowan,
Parsran, Foard, Kelsey, Kendall, Long. May,
McArthur, McRae, Patton, Reinhurdt, Trull 10.
For Mr. Manlv Messrs. Chadwick, Judkins,
Latham ol Craven, Murrill, Stone, Vaugh (i.
For Mr. Ransom Messrs. Durham, Martin,
Peebles, Turnbull, Westmoreland 5.
For Mb. Howard. Messrs. Garriss, Whit
field, Woodard a.
For Mr. Wiggins Messrs. Clark, Daniel 2.
For Mr. Calowlli. Mr. Loiran.
Whole number ot votes cast, 107; necessary to
a choice, 54.
On the 4th, Mr. Smith received a majority
of the votes cast, as iollows:
For Mr. Smith Messrs. Autry, Baker, Barden,
Blaek. Boyd, Bowe, Bradsiier, Brown, Clark, Clem
ents, Crawford of Macon, Crawford of Rowan, Dar
gan, Daniel, Davis, Davidson, Everett, Farrow,
Foard, Galloway, Garriss, Gorliam, Granberry,
Guess, Harding, Harper, Henderson, llounett,
Holderby, Houston, Jones, Kelsey, Kendall,
Latham, of Craven, Latham, of Washington, Lee,
Long, Lowe, Lutt rloh. May, McArthur, Mc
Clainmy, McGougan, McKay, McRae, Moore, of
Hertford, Moreliead, Patton", Peebles, Perry, of
Carteret, Reinhardt, Richardson, Shelton, Simp
son, Smith, of Duplin, Smith of Guilford, Sud
derth, Umstead, Walker, Westmoreland, Whitley,
Williams, of liarnett, Williams, of Pitt 65.
For Mr. Pool Messrs. Ashworth, Beasley,
Blair, Bli the, Bryson, Carson, Freeman, Gambril,
Hinn 't, Horton of Watauga, Horton, of Wilkes,
Jeuk s, of Gaston, Jordan, Loffan, Moore, of
Chatham, Morton, Morrissett, Perry of Wake,
Rogers, Rosebro, Rountree, Russ, Scoggin, Scott,
Stevenson, Tengue, Trull, Vestal, Wilson, of
Forsyth, Williams, of Yancey, Womble and
For Mr. Manlt Messrs. Allen, Chadwick,
Durham, Hutchison, Judkins, Kenan, Martin,
Murrill, Stone, Turnbull, Waugh, Whit Held 12.
Whole number of votes cast 105. Necessary to
a choice 53.
Whereupon the House adjourned until to
morrow morning 11 o clock.
Wednesday Nov. 28, 1806.
The journal of the previous day was read and
The Speaker called the attention of the Senate
to that part ol the journal relating to the electiou
01 V. o. senator.
Mr. McRae presented a memorial from the citi
zens of Brunswick County in reference to the
Cheraw and Coaltield Rail Road Company. Re
ferred to committee on internal improvements.
Reports lrom Saturday committees were then
The resolution of Mr. Cunnintrham fixing the
22d day of December next, as the day of final ad
Mr. uunuingnam supportea tne resolution in
some able and pointed remarks. It was however,
on motion temporarily witiiurawn.
Mr. Wilson, lrom me joint select committee
for iuakinir arrangements lor holding joint as
sembly for the purpose of electing U. 8. Senator,
in accordance witu tue law 01 uongress, regula
ting the same.
further consideration of the same, but suggested
rules to be submitted to the Senate for its gov
ernment. The suggestion was coucur-ed in.
Mr. Cowles, trom the committee to whom was
eferred that portion of the Governor's message
relating to the communication of Col. Bomford,
olferinir assistance to the destitute whites and
blacks 01 me oiate, reportea lavorauiy, ana suo
mitted resolutions for carrying the same into
Other reports were received.
Mr. Wilsou moved that the Senate take an in
termission from business of ten minutes for con
sidering the proper mode and measures to be
adopted in electing U. S. Senator. Agreed to.
A message was receiveu irom tue mouse m rela
tion to the joint assembly.
Several private claims, of no general interest,
were introduced and referred to their appropriate
A message was then sent to the House signify
ing the readiness of the Senate to go into a joiut
election lor U. S. Senator.
The House signihcd its readiness to receive the
The Senate then proceeded to the House of
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 1866.
Mr. McKay from judiciary committee re
ported the following resolutions and bill, ar.d
asked to be discharged from consideration
of same : resolution instructing them to re
port a bill providing that property sold un
der execution shall bring a fair valuation in
U. S. currency ; resolution enlarging the ju
risdiction of Magistrates, resolution in rela
tion to the expediency of passing a mechan
ic's lien law, and a bill to more effectually
Mr. Waugh moved that the last named
bill be referred to committee on propositions
and grievances. Agreed to.
Mr. Durham offered a resolution instruct
ing the committee on judiciary to report up
on the expediency of reforming the judicial
system 01 tne Biate. Keiected.
Mr. Holderby a resolution to provide a
bankrupt law ior 1 ne state. Kejected.
Mr. Waugh a bill to provide that the val
ue of stamps shall be included in the taxa
tion of costs. Keterred.
Mr. Latham of Craven a bill looking to the
abolishment of imprisonment for debt. Re
of Correction " . Referred.
A message' was received" from - the Senate
annouWirig- thcr' adoption "of ioiriiHfule reg
ulating Ihe electiou of tJ S. Senator and ask
ed the"concurrence of the' House, jvhich was
g"Ven. S' '' ' ' w.'-rfi--'
vThe hour of 18 01., having 'arrived, the
members of the Senate were received in the
House, and seated to the right of the Speak
er Hon. M. E. Manly, . Speaker of the Senate,
presided over the deliberations of the two
The Clerk of the House read that portion
of his journal of yesterday in relation to the
ballotiogs for U.' S. Senator. ;
The Clerk of the Senate then read a simil
ar portion of his journal.
The committees on. the part of the two
Houses to superintend flic election yester
day, then examined the journals, and report
ed that no one; was elected.
The two Houses then proceeded to ballot.
Th joint vote stood on 1st ballot, 159 votes
cast, necessary to a choice 80. Mr. Manly
received 49, Mr. Smith 50, Mr. Pool 42, Mr.
Asho 16, and two scattering.
Mr. Manly gained on the 2nd and 3d bal
lots, and was elected on the 4th, as follows:
whole number of votes cast 160, necessary to
a choice 81 Mr. Manly received 91, Mr.
Pool 41, Mr. Smith 27, Mr. Thomas 1.
The Senate voted as follows :
For Mr. Manlt Messrs. Adams, Avery, Bat
tle, Barnes. Berry, Brown, Clark, Covington,
Cunningham, Edwards, Etheridge, Feretoee, Hall,
Harris, of Franklin, Johnston, Kelly, Koonce,
Love, Llovd, Marshall, McCorkle, McRae, Moore,
Paschal, "Thornton, Wiggins, Williams, Willh ms.
For Mr. Smith Messrs. Speaker, Hill, Per
kins, Robins Spencer. Willey.
For Mr. I'ool Messrs. Bullock, Cowles, Gush,
Harris, of Rutherford, Jones, Matthews, Respass,
Uie House voted as follows:
For Mr. Manly Messrs. Speaker, Allen, Autry,
Baker, Barden, Bovd, Bowe, Bradsiier, Brown,
Chadwick, Clark, Clements, Cowan, Crawford, of
Rowan, Dargan, Daniel, Davis, Durham, Everett,
Foard, Garriss, Granberry, Henderson, Hodnett,
Hutchison, Jones, Judkins, Kenan, Kendall, La
tham, of Craven, Lee, Long, Lutterloh, Martin,
MeCiammy, McGogan, McKay, Meliae, Moore,
of Hertford, Murrill, Neal, Patton, Peebles, Perry,
of Carteret, Reinhardt, Richardson, Scott, Simp
son, Smith, of Duplin, Stone, Sudderth, Trull,
Turnbull, Waugh, Westmoreland, Whitfield, Whit
ley, Williams, of Martin, Williams, of Pitt, aud
For .Mr. Pool Messrs. Ashworth, Beasley,
Blytbe, Bright, Bryson, Carson, Freeman. Gallo
way. Gambril, Garrett, Godwin, Hinnant, Horton,
of Watauga, Hortou of Wilkes, Jenkins, of Gas
ton, Jenkins, of Granville, Jordan, Lyon, Moore,
of Chatham, Morton, Morrissett, Perry, of Wake,
Rogers, Rountree, Russ, Scoggin, Teague, Vestel,
Wilson, of Forsyth, Williams of Yancey, Womble
For Mr. Smith Messrs. Black, Crawford, of
Macon, Daviutou, Gorham, Guess, Harding, Har
per, Houston, Kelsey, Latham, of Washington,
May, McArthur, Moreliead, Roscboro, Shelton,
Smith of Guilford, Stevenson, Umstead, Walker
and Williams, of Harnett.
Mr. Logau voted for Mr. Thomas.
The other ballots will be given hereafter.
The House and Senate then adjourned un
til Friday 11, A.M.
THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 29, 18G6.
Electiou of Senator.
On yesterday, the General Assembly of
this State in joint Convention, elected Hon.
M. E. Manly, of Craven, to a seat in the
Senate of the United States for six years
fiom and after the 4th of March next.
The present incumbent is the Hon. John
Pool, who was elected last year for what was
called the short term. Mr. Pool is the same
unflinching Unionist now that he was when
elected ; hence his defeat. The organ of Gov.
Worth, in this City, appealed to its friends,
the true Confederates, to defeat Mr. Pool be
cause he had authorized Mr. Doolittle to
state the fact in the Senate that he (Mr. Pool)
had entered the Legislature of this State in
1864 with tte view of enibarrassing the C011
federaeyy awl vhUiining petice on the basis of
the Union. The appeal was responded to,
and he was defeated, on this ground. He was
defeated, and the fact is confessed, solely on
the ground of his consistent and devoted Union
ism. We want the President to know this
fact. We want the Congress and the North
ern people to know it.
Judge Manly is a gentleman of fair
ability, but by no means the equal of
Mr. Pool in this respect. He was
ot our Supreme Court during
bellion. and was regarded as
Judge on the poor conscripts. Of course this
commended him to all "true Confederates."
If not an original, he was an early secession
ist, and he holds now that there is no salva
tion for the country outside the exploded
theory of States right3. He is the author of
a letter published some months since, in
which doubt is thrown on the legality or
constitutionality of the existing State gov
ernment under which he has been chosen
Senator. We can not lay our hands upon
this letter just now, but will publish it iii
In fine, disloyalty has been promoted and
honored by our Legislature, and loyalty has
been put under foot. A stronger argument
for the immediate re-organization of this
State could not be urged than the defeat of Mr.
Pool on account of his Unionism, and the
election of Judge Manly. We trust the Con
gress will act promptly, and relieve our peo
ple of their suspense.
" Going to the Senate." Judge Man
ly, it is said, is going to the Senate. He
may do that, but he will not get in the
Senate. We believe Mr. Graham succeeded
in getting in the gallery.
Fire. A fire occurred yesterday momiag
in the kitchen of Ray's Hotel, in this City,
but fortunately it did not enter beyond the
kitchen. The main building was with diffi
culty saved. As the winter approaches and
the danger of fire increases, it is very import
ant that the City should have good engines,
and that the tire department should be well
Geo. nigh. Quint. Bryan, Jo DeCarteret,
J. Q. DeCarteret, W. L. Pomeroy, and oth
ers, deserve great credit for their efforts to
arrest the progress of the flames.
Valuable Plantation for Sale. At
tention is directed to the advertisement of
Dr. W. R. Miller, offering a valuable plant
tion in Wake County for sale.
Solon Robinson's Novel. Solon Robin
son, the veteran Agricultural Editor, has
written a novel for the New York Weekly
Tribune. The publication will commence on.
the 5th of December.
On Saturday morning last we had a smart
sprinkle of snow in this section, and on Satur
day night ice formed an eighth of an inch in
thickness. " -
The present Fall has been a remarkable
fine season for farmers. CharlvtU Demo-
sailed Hon. John Pool, Hon. tThoa. Settle,
and Hon,,, &Wf$fjiggr ..terms that re
mind uh" of tha wojrst ,4ays tne French
RevolutionpjrMi-. Poorsnotivea are im
peached, and he, is characterized as " that
fellow Pool,". Mr.: Settle pronounced a
"self-acknowledged scoundrel," and "some
what more of a consummate rascal" than
Gen. Logan, Ac.: Now, Mr. Pool, Mr. Settle,
and Gen. Logan are among the purest and
worthiest of our private citizens aud public
men. They are esteemed wherever they are
known as high-minded, honorable gentlemen,
and the people have frequently confided im
portant trusts to their hands. But they are
unmistakably loyal Union Men, and hence the
virulence and demoniac hatred with which
they are pursued. The Dispatch has the
heart of a demon and the style of a black
guard armed with bowie and bludgeon, and
therefore his allies and supporters do not ex
actly talk as he does, but none of them re
buke him, and he is really in high favor with
them, as what they call a fearless, outspoken,
trenchant writer. If the troops were all
withdrawn, and there were no fear of conse
quences, and these people had full sway in
this State as they would have, were there
no troops and no consequences to be appre
hended the Unionists of this State of both
races would be sconrged from their homes
and driven out through fire and blood. The
fire of rebellion, which was lit originally
from the blackest and most horrible cavern
of hell itself, burns at this time with a red
ness and a fury which it did not display
eveu when Mr. Davis sat upon his throne,
and "when the conscription consigned so
many of our brave men to death and their
families to want and misery. But thank God,
there is a. Congress of the United States !
There is a government at Washington. There
is yet hope for the despised and outraged
Unionists of the South. It can not be that
Andrew Johnson will finally abandon the
men who suffered as he did during the re
bellion : it can not be that a loyal Congress
will turn a deaf ear to the appeals of South
era Unionists which are now going up to
Washington. If traitors if men who hate the
government and the flag are to govern these
Southern States, let us know it. If Congress
intends that these men shall rule, it will be
cruel in that body not to say so at ouce. Let
us Inow our fate, so that we may prepare for
it as best we may. We do not want the
Howard amendment. It is not sufficiently
stringent on traitors. We want something
bette.-. We want to see this State governed
for yeafs to come by unmistakably loyal men,
and the Howard amendment, so-called,
though it is well-devised and well-guarded
in sonic- respects, does not go far enough to
enecx t Ins object.
JHr. Logan. The Sentinel.
The . Sentinel makes a characteristic attack
on Gen. Logan, of Rutherford, because that
gentlen lan exercised his right to deliver a
speech in the House of Commons in favor of
the IL ward amendment. We give the fol
lowing; as a specimen of the coarse and insulting-
manner in which Gen. Logan is as
sailed " 31; :. Logan, of Rutherford, inflicted upon
the Kt use on yesterday a long, dull speech
in favt r of the adoption of the Constitution
al ami nduient proposed by Congress. He
certai: lly had no expectation of its passage,
but di. sired to deliver himself of the burden,
wuich doubtless had been weighing upon
him f r some time. We hope be feels better,
uid t' lat when he has occasion to address
the H 3use again, he will be able to do so
with : greater facility and vivacity."
Gei 1. Logan spoke iu a loyal strain for
loyal men. Gen Logan loves the Uuioq, and
is anx ious to see it restored. Gen. Logan is
attach led to the government, aud respects the
flag o.? the country as a symbol of nationali
ty and . Union. Hence the slurs cast upon
urn b y the Sentinel. These slurs are badges
of hor ior. It is creditable to a public man
to be ; issailecl and maligned bv traitors.
Prayer in the two Houses
In a nswer to the invitation of the Legis
lature, the ministers of this City have ar
ranged for opening the two branches with
prayer , in the following order :
Mo' iday Rev. 3Ir. Hudson.
Tu 2sday Rev. Mr. Atkinson.
W e dnesday Rev. Dr. Skinner.
Tlr arsday Rev. Dr. Masm.
Pri day Rev. Mr. Hardie.
Sai mrday Rev. Dr. Smedes.
3Ir nday Rev. Dr. Mason.
Ti lesday Rev. Mr. Atkinson,
W ednesday Rev. Dr. Skinner.
Tl lursday Rev. Mr. Hudson.
F riday Rev. Mr. Branson.
S iturtlay Rev. Dr. Smedes.
Committee on the Amendment.
T; ue following is the joint select committee
of tl le North Carolina Legislature on the con
stiti itional amendment :
enate Branch Messrs. Leach, McLean,
Co dngton, Clark and Jones.
1 louse Branch Messrs. Perry of Carteret,
Da vis, Moreliead, Kenan, Wilson of Foray the,
Ku 33, Waugh ana llounett.
Among the thirteen gentlemen above-
na mcd, only one is known to favor the Con-
sti tutional Amendment, Mr. Wilson of For-
sy tb. It has been usual heretofore, in such
in lportant matters, to constitute committees,
so that both sides misht have a fair showinsr,
A nd however unpopular the Constitutional
A mend ment may be with the dominant party
in the Legislature, it is no good reason that
ov it of thirteen members of a committee one
01 dy should be appointed known to be favor-
al le to its adoption.
A Warning to Office Seekers.
The publication is made, apparently bv
at ithority, in the National Republican of this
m orning, that "the President is necessarily
ei igaged upon important public matters, pre
p aratory to the early assembling of Congress,
a id will have no time, until after the meeting
01 tuat, oouy, to give tue sngntest attention
to. applicants to office. All such matters are
rt sfcrred to the heads of the different Depart-
n- ients. umce-seekers ana their mends can
sa .ve memseives mucn time, laoor and ex-
p ense by acting upon the above hint, and
w -ill relieve the President from the unpleas
a nt necessity of declining to entertain and
e xamine their applications. It is a physical
ii npossibility for him to prepare his message
a nd at the same time transact the detail bus-
in .ess appropriately belonging to his Cabinet
A3 unisters." Wash,. Vor. Jf. T. Times.
We are glad to find the President is not
d-'isposed to trouble himself about office-seek-
-s. It is also stated that he has ceased to
Te move Radicals from office. Every trne
ma n in the whole country would hail with joy
Pmsident Johnson's cordial co-operation
wit Ji the great and patriotic party that elec
Proceedings -of 'TeBBaaw'Tieiratre .
Union Convention Convoked.
Nashville, Nov.j 34. The bin to define th
(Jnalincaflons of Jurors fcas passed both houses of
the legislature, taking efleet from and after its
passage. 'The bill provides that in triais, civil or
common law, te any courts in Tennessee, it shall
beood ground of challenge for cause as to com
petency ofany jury that such person is not a.
qnabfrecf voter of the state.. -The bin also provides
that a person convicted of rapes, as now defined
by the Tennessee statute, shall sutler death bv
banging, but the jury may commute the punish
ment to imprisonment for not less than ten nor
more than twenty years.
Fifty-seven radical senators and representatives
will to-morrow publish a call for a state republi
can convention to meet in Nashville on the 2d of
February next, to nominate a candidate lorirov
ernor to represent the Union men of Tennessee.
.,-. : Maryland.
The Constitutionality of the Civil Rights'
Bill, to be Tested. JJuh m.n e, Kov. 25. Suuib
weeks since, in a case before the circuit court of
Anne Arundel county. Judge Magruder refused to
allow the evidence ot a colored woman to be re
ceived, stating that according to the laws of
Maryland, no negro could testify in any ease
where one of the parties to the suit was a white
person. He also declared that the Civil Rii'lit
Bill was unconstitutional. On Saturday he was
taken before United Stales commissioner Brooks
011 the charge of violating the provisions of the
act. He declined an examination and gave a bond
toawait the action of the United States grand jury
in December. It is intended to make this, ease a
test quastion as to the constitutionality of tli
Civil Rights Bill, as Judge Giles' decision will 'e
appealed from, aud the case be taken to the su
Oar Relations with France.
Mr. Seward has asked an explanation lrom the
French government in relation to the continued
occupation of Mexico, but no new doiuand has
The current reports that the President is ready
to abaudou his reconstruction policy are wituuut
louudation. Washington dixpauh tu the Ai-io York
Jveuinq l oat.
Washington, .Nov. 27. Four colored individ
uals are among the invited guests to the banquet
which will be given to the radical members of
Congress on Saturday next. They are Ired
Douglass, Robert Purvis, Kev. Highland Garueit
and Howard 11. Duy.
At the cabinet meeting, to-day, it is understood
the Pros dent read a portion of his uiMiLjc to
the members, aud, from wnat can he ascei tinned
it seems that he lias no iuteution, whatever ol
parliug from thu policy which he has hereloi'ore
The domestic exports for the past fiscal year
reached 5U0,ooo,00u, mostly in foreign bottoms
K. U. Perrin, late of Memphis, has becu apl
pointed assessor to the first district.
ltunior, this morning, sa.b that Jelfersou Davi
will be paroled. The Presideut has tuken no offi
There is no doubt of Secretary McCulloeh's
determination to contract the currency as fast as
Later from Europe.
New YoliK, Nov. 37. The Scotia from Liver
pool the litu, and Queenstowu the 18th, arrived
New Tokk, Nov. 27. -Papers by the Scotia
speaks ol the indemnity qucsnou in the Alabama
Citae, dec. The .London Morning Herald advocates
the cousideruliou of the peuuing questions be
tween tne United States and Great untuiu, even
by arbitration if necessary.
Tue London Times says that her Majesty's gov
ernment contemplates empowering u commission
to enquire geuclatly into the operations of tiie
ncutrutity laws. Aud to report upou the possi
bility ot umeuuiug them so as to bring ineuj iuto
more complete conlurmity witu iuternulioual
obligations. This ci quiry will Lot precluue fu
ture oleps Willi renara 10 the adjustment of the
Alabama claims, which are still under considera
tion by the government and must be entertained
upou their own merits.
Aluch aiming e ha been done by the flood in
Lancashire unci Yorkshire-.
A subscription ior the sufferers by the Quebec
fire uad becu started iu Liverpool.
Tue Luiiqou list uad reached 1100 pounds.
At the silting ol tue baxou Chamber of Depu
ties at Drestleu, on the 1-iiu inst., the state unu
isier declared 111 tue most positive luuuiicr that
baxouy uad concluded uu alliance witu Austria,
belore or uuriug the war. iuu Minister added
that Saxony hau laithlully observed her promise,
made to tuat effect by Uyron Vou Kuist.
Woolen Factories Closed.
Banook, Me., Nov. 20. Most of the woolen
factories iu tuis vicinity have closed, because wool
costs more in its original slate than inauulaclurcd
goods sell iu open luarKcts.
What is a Colored .Man 7
New Yokk, Nov. 27. In the Supreme Court
ou yesterday, J uuge Sutherland decided that tue
questiou 01 color, embracing also tne question,
now much Alricau blood is necessary to determine
whether a man is colored or not, is a case to be
decided by tue jury.
New York, Nov. 27 l.ao, p. m. Gold 142.
Cotton firm middling uplands, 35c. Flour Uu.l
aud prices uucnauged sales 01 '6,000 barrels.
Pork, aud laru ami. vvuisky quiet and un
changed. Wheat quiet western advaueed 1 and
New Yokk, Nov. 20. Mouey is a shade easier.
with a light demand lor loans. Kate steady at 7
per cent, ou stock collaterals aud ti ucr cent, on
government's. Discount quiet at 7 per cent, ior
cuoice names, c-iocks generally iiuve advanced.
Foreign Kxchange quiet.
lucre is a scarcity of .New York bills and but a
moderate supply 01 cottou bills coiuiug from the
Tne bank statement is much more favorable
than was anticipated. In loaus there is a decrease
of nearly live aud a half millions aud iu deposits
an increase of one and a half millions. Tne de
crease in legal tenders, is three and a quarter
millions, a much lighter reduction than was ex
pected. Ponderons Despatch.
New Yokk, Nov. 28. The lomrest desDatch
ever transmitted over the Atlantic cable was sent
yesterday by a government oflieial of the United
states to one 01 tne Ministers ot this country on
tne eouLiiieiu 01 x-urope. it couuuneu live thou
Extensive Fire at Mobile.
Mobile, Nov. 25. Two squares between Law-
reuce and Warren streets, containing thirty to
forty houses, were burned this morniuir. Proba-
I . I A.4. lUVl T 1 . " 1 1 . .
uie loss fiuUjUiw. jruriiitiiy insured.
Destitution in the South.
New Albany. Ind.. Nov. 24. A number of
gentlemen from Alabama and Georgia are now in
i.ia ' . 1 ... .t .1 . 1 .. ..r
buio rvuiiiug am lur tue starting peupic ui
those States. They recount the most harrowing
tales of sufleringa. Much relief has been afforded
by the agents of the Freednieu's Bureau, but
hundreds are actually starving, and unless aid la
luruisueu irum tue xionn many will perisu iroui
iauuue uuriug tue winter.
The Comptroller of Georgia is somewhat pu-
zled to know bow to collect the taxes from ne
groes. They refuse to pay, change their names,
residences, and float about over the state to avoid
the tax-gatherer, and generally when thty are
picked up there is no money. So the Collectors
do not know what to do, as the law provides no
Pork The Bristol Gazette says pork is offered
on the streets there at ten cents per pound nett,
and docs uot think it will be higher than that.
The Alexandria Gazette says fresh pork is cowing
into that city quite freely, and is sold at Bine,
nine aud a half, aud ten cents per pound.
The Right 8pibit. The freedmen of Macon
County, Ala., ono of the best cotton-growing dis
tricts in the South, recently held a meeting and
passed resolutions discountenancing idlers and
loafers, and condemning all violations ef eon
tracts between white men and themselves.
Treascbb Moving. Tour hundred and' ftfly
thousand dollars in gold, en route from New Or
leans to New York, passed through Lynehborg
Saturday morning, in charge of the Southern Ex
press Company. It belonged to Uncle Sam.
Arkansas V. S. Senator.
Memphis, Nov. 24 A special dispateft to th
Avalanche, from Little Rock, savs :
The Arkansas Legislature to-day -eleeta Hon-.
John T. Jones, of Phillips county, UniuaStat
A Victim to Faro.
John A. Kalst, wealthy Southerner, was r
cently fleeced out of $500 at ono faro bank in acw
York, and ont of 1,700 at another. He has batt
both dealers arrested.
Londow,' Nov. 86. Twelve thousand: breaclir
loading rifles are to be sent by the Britiskgovernr
ment to Ireland for the use of the constables.
The arrest of Fenlana continue to be made in
Ireland, and the troops are vigilant.
The National troops in Ireland are ready to
move at a womeut's warning.