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Washington, p. c.. fridat evening, novembek 20. i863.
PROPOSALS FOR ARMY TRANS
PORTATION. Orricx or the Depot Qb ArraaMAsrxa, t
Tort Leavenworth, Kansas, iMober St itsx, (
sealed Proposals wUl be received et this office
until 12 o'clock m. on the loth day of December,
1863, for the transportation of military supplies
during the years 1864 and iBG5,on the following
kwtt 2f. I rrooi fort Leavenworth, Laramie,
, aod Riley, and other depots that may b estab
lished during Ihe abort years, on tha waat bank of
tha Miaaourl rlTtr, north of fort Leavenworth,
aod aouthor latltudo 42, north to any poets or
ratios a that are or ma be established la the. Ter
ritories of Nebraska, Dakoteh, Idaho, aod Utah,
south of latitude 44 north and east of longitude.
114 wtit, and In tha Territory of Colorado, north
of 40 north. Bidden to state tha rate per loo
pound! far 100 miles, at which they will transport
aid atorea In each of the months, frwna April to
Vptember, Inclusive, of the yeara IBM and lBso,
hovte So, t. From Forte Leavenworth and Riley.
, tn the State of Kansas, and tha town of Kaaaai. In
the State of Miaaourl, io any poata or atatlooa that
are or may be established la the State of Kanaaa,
or In the Territory of Colorado, aouth of latitude
40 degrees norfh, drawing supplies from Fort Leav
enwortb, and to Fort Union, N. M , or other depot
that may be deilf nated In that Territory, to Fart
Garland, and to any other point or poind on the
route Bidders to ttate the rate per 100 pounds for
loo miles, at whloh they will tranepcrt tueta atorea
In each of the monlha, from April to September,
Inclusive, of the yeara 18t4 and IMS.
Route a. From Fort Unton,oriuh other depat
aa may be established la the Territory of hew
Mexico, to any poata or atatlooa that are or may
he established in that Territory, and to luoh poata
or atattona as may be deslanated in the Territory
of Arizona and State of Texas west of longitude
1 06 decrees west. Bidders to atate the rate per 100
pounds for 100 miles, at which they will transport
eld stores tn each of the months, from June to No
t ember. Inclusive, of the years 1864 aud 1963.
The weight to be transported each year will not
exceed lO.uuO.OOO pounds on Route No. 1, 13,000,000
Sounds on Route No. s, and S.ooo.ooo pounds on
outs No. I.
No additional percentage will be paid for the
transportation or bacon, hard bread, plat lumber,
shingles, or any other stores.
Bidden must g Ire their names In full, as well aa
their place ot residence and each proposal must
be accompanied by a bond In the aum ot ten thou
sand dollars, signed by two or more responsible
ber sons, guaranteeing that Incase a contract la
awarded lor the route mentioned In the proposal
to the parties proposing, the contract will tie ac-
etpted and entered Into, and rood and sumcleat
security furnished by said parties, In accordance
with the terms of this advertisement.
The amount of bonds reaulred will be as follows'
On Route No. l aioo.ouo
2 ...j....... 200000
Satisfactory evidence of the loyalty and solvency
nf eaoh bidder and person offer d aa security will
Proposals must be Indorsed " Proposals for Army
Transportation on Routea Nos. 1,2, orS,"aa the
ce maybe, and none will be entertained unlets
they fully comply with all the requirements of this
til vert It men t.
Parties to whom awards are made must be pre
pared to execute contracts at once, and to gtv e the
required bonds for the faithful perform see of the
Contracta will be made aubject to the approval
of the Uurtermaster General, but the right le re
served to reject any or all blda that may be offered.
Contractors must be In readiness for aervlee by
the first day of April, 184, and they will be re
quired to have a place of business or agencies at
orinin vicinity oi r oru unTiDwonaua union,
and other depots that may be established at which
they may be communicated with promptly and
readily. L. c. easton,
oct-Mdeto Major and Quartermaster.
. DROPOBALB FOR LEAD.
OauRAKCB OrritE, Wai Dcfahthxiit,
WAIHIKUTOH, nOVCBlDCr 14, ISM.
arairn punrnuu win ha tili t
ttUitm until 4 o'clock P. M .on the I5th of November
next, tor the deliveries of 2 000 or more tons of
pure, sort lead, sultaoie lor ordnance purposes.
1 he lead Is to be of approved quail j , and ta be
t'elhered at an) time, within ninety days, from
the acceptance of the Ltd or bids. It Is to bede-
IHerediit the united Steles Arsenal. Governors
v Island, New Tork, and at the United Mates Ar
senal, fit, Louis, Mo , 1,000 tons or more at each
tlace,frceof llehanefortraniportatloaor hand
ling Hod will he paid for in regular certificates of
Inspection and receipt,! y requisition on the Treae
i ry ivpartment, In the usual from,
OUt will be received for any portion of the quan
tity not ices man ivu ions,
bids, with approved sureties, will be required
lor the fulillmei.t ol any coutiact that my be
made In pursuance of thla advertliement.
The Department reserves the right to reject any
fir nil bids, If not deemed aatlsiactory for any
Proposals will be addressed to " Brigadier Cen
tral UeorgA O Hainsar, Chief of Ordnance, Wash
ington, D ft," and will be Indorsed ' Proposals lor
leaJ" GEOUQK D RAMSAY,
, noi!-wimi3t wig uen. Lnieioi uranaove.
QKOFOSALS FOR ROOFING FELT.
Orrit e or Cuirr Qitartekhastu,
WAtiiiNOToir. D. C . Sent. 1. 1864
PROPOSALS are solicited at this offleefor the
furnishing of ROOFING FELT tn considerable
quantities, as It may be required from time to
time, In the construction of cavalry itablee and
The r elt to be delivered at the wharf of the Cav
alry Deuot at Maboro Point, near this cltv.
i Bidders are requested to send with their bids
''samples of the quality of Felt they propose to
The Felt will be sutgect to Inspection on delivery.
I-. U BA TO i.kJU,
Lieut. Col , and Chief Quartermaster,
seio It Cavalry Bureau.
ijltOPTiaALS FOR WOOD.
Caaly Bureau, )
Washinoton, 1803. )
PROPOSALS ate solicited, aod will be recehrd
at this oince until ROAY,20thday or Notein
Ut, at noon, for the, furnltblng of 2,000 cords ol
good, sound, merchantable, well-aaasoncd Cord
V ood, to be drllvered at trie Cavalry Depot, Gles
Loro Point. D C, corded In ranks 4 feet high; de
lher not being considered complete until torderf,
measured and Inspected Bidders will state the
price for each klnd-oak, hickory, pine
An Inspector will be designated, on the part ol
tl e Got eminent, to Inspect and measu'e the ood,
TheaUllt) of the bidder tofulnllhls agreement
mutt le guaranteed by two reiponslhle persons
whote signatures must be appended to the guaran
The responslllUty of the guarantor must be
shown lj the official certificate of the Clerk of the
nearest district Court, or of the tnlted States Dis
Proposals mutt be addressed to Captain H. A
Duau), Depot Quartermaster Cavalry Depot, 374
H street, Washington, D C ,aud endorsed on the
em eoe, " Proposals for Wood " nol-llt
IJUol'OSALa FOR HAY. STRAW,
Fomaue Department, )
ant Quartermasters Urrir r,
tEXANI)tA, a , No, 10,1 j. )
WRITTFN PnOPOiALS are Incited for furnUh.
1 ng Ha) , Straw, Oats, aod Lorn, for the use of the
(Jo eminent, to hedelUered at Alexandria, Va .
or any point on the Potomscnr Its tributaries, and
In such quantities within the amount proposed for,
and at such times as the underslgued may direct.
The proposals to be addressed to the undersigned
and to state the quantity and price qf each article
Proposals will be received for Ave thousand
(5,00) t hnIicIs of torn or oals, and fifty (&oi tons
ol hy or straw nnd upwards, unless It shall be for
the Interest of the Goiernmeut to contract for a
Corn to I put up in good sacks of about two (2)
bushels, and oats lu sacks of about three (1) bush
iW eacli, which are to be furnished free of charge
tn the Government, The hay and straw to be rr
All artkies fumlshed unJer this adwrtlseinent
to be subject to a rigid Inspection, l) the fuern
Pdrchaies vlll he made from time to Ume,iin ler
thu AiHerllseaient, from the lowest resiHimlble
tldJti as the Interests of the public servltv ma)
I tut unicislKncd reserves the right to reject any
and all orTcrs wnlch ma la deemed incompatible
v, th the Interests of the Government.
Pai meats will be made In such lunds as may be
provided from the United States lirnurj, and as
lr as practicable, upon deliver) but the uuder
Igutfd reserves the right to withhold the whole or
in) part of the ia)ments until the complete fill
mimcnt of agreemvuts
G Dj security will be required lor the lalthlul
tulltlLmt-iitof an) agreement iudt under this ad.
Witlieiiient WILLIAM aTUDUAHU,
nolft-2md Caplain and Assistant H M
114 1'frNN 1LVAH1V A KNUK,
hetwteu 2ist and 114 streU.
IiOAHDINU BY 1HE DAY OH LLK, W1IH
OH WITHOUT LODUINU.
AlEALB AT ALL HOUKI,
tf Uve us a call
, j&-ly C. M. OILMAN.
Catamit Bitiucav, )
OrrrcK or t CRitr Qo AaTEWMitTka, I
WASHiaOTOlf, P. C, August is, issST
PROfntAUl ktw Uflelted and will b realvi
at thla offlee for the furalahuu of CAVALRY
HORiEl to be deUvared at: HUsburg. PeonsyJvv
alat FhUadelphUj Waklagton atyTfyraenae. N.
Y., or Indlanapolla, Indiana.
Propotala will be considered for the furvUhlar
of Horses la lota ofnot leee tfcu tweotylve, r,t)
The Hora4e to to froa flfteoa (ID to tUtsn 0)
hands high, rrom Ave (a) to nine (t) yeara old, wall
broken to the saddle, eompatuy built, la good
Oesh, and free from all defeats. , r
The ability of the bidder to fulBU Me agresmeot
must be guaranteed by two reapoaslMo penou,
whose slgnatoree muai b appended to the guar
antee. The responsibility of the guarantors must be
shown by the offlolal eertlfleafe of the Clerk of Um
nearest District Court, or or the United atatee
rropoeaia muss do aooreasea 10 laeuteaani mi
lei C. Q. fawtelle. Chief Quartermaatar Cavalry
Bureau, and be Indorsed oa the envelop " Propo
us lor norsea." m u. sawiakLc,
Lieut- Col. and Chief Quartermaatar,
auis-tf Caralry Bureau,
PROPOSALS FOR HEAVY PRO.) EC
OaDHANCX Omen, WAB DcrAftTHCRT, (
WASHHtaroi, November if, lao. ( ,
SF.aLED PROPOSALS will be Waived at this
offioe until 4 o'clock p, m , on the 16th of Dec
ber next, for HKAVY PROJFCTILES, to be deliv
ers! in me louowing quanmiu, ni in nauer
named araenals, vlii
ATTHE WATE1TOWR AaiKHAI,MASS
3,000 is-ioch baturlng shot
2,000 lMooh shells
8,000 lo-lnch shot
o.ooo lo-lnch shells.
AT THE WATEHTLIET ABBCVAL, WEST TROT, N. T.
i,uu iusn tiering .not
1,000 lS-laob. shells
4,000 10-lQCh Shot
2,000 10-inch shells.
ATTHE V. S. AMSENAI GOVERNOR'S 1ST AND, N. T.
S 000 16-lnch battering shot
2,000 is-lnch shells
AT THE AIXEOnARV ARIERAI rrTTIBORO, K,
1,000 IMnth battering shot
l.ooo 15-Inch shells
ooo I04nch shot
2,000 10-lnah shells
AT THE ST. LOVIS ARtrNAI. IT I0UIS, MO.
2,000 10-Inch shot
2,000 10-inch shells
ATTHE WASII1ROT0H ARSIN At, WAItllROTOir, D. T.
1,000 lMnch battering shot
1,000 is-lnch shells
2,ooo lo-lnch shot
2,000 104nch shells
The Proleetllea are to be made of the kind of
metal, and Inspected after the rules laid down in
the Ordnance Manual, with the exception of the
IMnoh battering shot, which are to be made of gen
metal, of tensile strength, ranging between 29,000
nu ),A.v puuuui vu inv iqurw in on, na mete
must be caat from a reverberatory or air furnace.
Drawing of all these protest lie i can be seen at
any of the araenals where they an to be delivered. ,
The projectiles are to be Inspected at the foundry
where cast, but must be delivered at the various
rsenals, free of charge for transportation or i
and Itag until delivered at the arsenal. Deliveries
must be made at the rata of not leas than nve per I
ovnt. pr wk, oi m rubvu oi pnueeiuee eon
tracted for j the first delivery to be made within
so days after the date of contract, and any failure
to deliver at a specified time will eubject the con
trader to a forfeiture of the number he stay fall
to deliver at that time.
Separate bids must be made for each kind of pro
jective i aod If any Md4er propoeee to deliver nt
different arsenals, separate bids must be made for
each k'nd at each place.
No bid will be considered from parties othec
than regular foundera, or proprietors of works,
who are Icoown to thla Department to be capable
of executing the work contracted for In their own
Kach party obtaining a contract will be required
to enter Into bonds, with approved suretlee, lor Its
fa tbful execution.
id ufpinmMi rr.crvM io iii.ii ine ngni io i
reject any or all bids, If not deemed satlsfac-'
torr, for any cause.
rrqpoaaia wiu do auuretseu io " nngmuier uen-
eral George D. Ramsay. Chlcl of Ordnance, Wash
lOKVon, u, , nnu win u rnuoricu " rreposaiS lor
GEO D. RAMSAY.
Brig. ben. Chief of Ordnance,
HE "OIDEON PHI NT
FSTABIIaHCD IN I60S
UIUKON A PEARSON,
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS,
til Ninth Street, near Pennsylvania Avenue,
Harlng grestlj increased the facllltUs or the
above Old Established Printing
House by an almost
FMTIRP RKNEWAL OF MATERIAL
And the addition ol several of the most Improved
Are prepared to execute every arlety el
PINE VIIITING CARD
PLAIN OH COLORED INK.
PROMPT-NEW AND DI3PATCU
"OALLAND W1NTEH DHY GOODS.
F LADIES' BLACK, COLORFD AND NCARLFT
Cioaks and Circulars!
nBlack, Frosted Beaver, Plush and Wter-proof
Cloeking Clot list
French Merinos. Reps and Ortcfjians In all colors
Plain, Plaid and Striped Valetsjasi
White, Red, Blue, and Yellow Flannels, In all
Sack and Shirting Flannelsr
Casslmeres ant 8tlnettei
White and Colored filnnkatsi
Long and Square SaawUt
Mourulog Goods, In giat varletyi
W hlte aud Brown Cotton. Sheetings, fco
Balmoial and Hoop iklrast
Hosiery, Gauntleta, Jouyln's Kid Gloves, he , fcc.
no6-lra No. 4? centre Market space
rPHIB IR TO GIVE NOTICE, THAT
I. the subscriber has -obtained from the Or) ihan's
Court or Washington Count). In the District of
Columbia, letters of adntlnlstratlon.d. b. n. c. t, a ,
on the personal estate of Addison Conwa, late of
Washington Utj,u Ca,deceased All person hav
lug claims against thoj cald deceased, are hereby
witroed to eahlblt tre same, M Ith the roachers
thereof, to the subset ber, on or before the 4th day
of August nent i they may otherwise bylaw te ex
cluded! from all beieetlt of the said estate. iWlvea
uuoer in) baud thlf 4th day or August, 183.
now lawlw Administrator, d. b, o. e.
SMITH'S It SMITH'S til
0 SEVENTH BTRKIT,
opp.iit. u. PiMt om
NOW OPENING HIS iruCt or FALL
OENT'1 rURNIIHINQ O00M,
HAT, AND CAP!.
SUITS MADE TO ORDBK.
Call .ad in IuiiiWi, .f
J. 11. SMITH'S,
No. M0 IIVSNTH 1TUET.
Up LEAR TUB TRAOKl
SMITH k BEALL
Are now opening a splendid stock of
FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING.
WE DFFY COMPETITION.
CUSTOM GOODS MADK TO ORDKK.
Call and see samples, at
BM1TU A BKALL'B,
No. Ml IEVFNTH STREET.
brpHE OLD WAH-HC
BE OLD W AHHOR8E AtfXAD.'
J. BRUOK A O U ,
Invite your atteetloa to their stock of
MENS AND BOYS'
FALL AND WINTER (ILOTH1NO.
GltNTB PURNI8HINU (JOOUI,
33 Of every Description, and at Prices Beyond Cosa
J. b R U C K ,
NO. Ot BKVPNTH BTRKCT,
1 (Two Doors below Keith'. J
IMPORTANT TO FAMILIES..
The uaderilgnel,ba vlng perfected his arraage
' mente la Philadelphia, New York, and Boston,
takee this method of Informing his old customers
and tha publlo generally, that he Is reeelrlng dally,
1 Prime Cnestar County Beef,
I South Down Murton,
Balem County, New Jersey, Veal.
I Prime Phil adeiphla Butter, Capnos,Bilcks coun
ty and New Jersey Chickens, Sweet Breads, Phsa-
ssiil roriuM uraun, suifv. nuwutusi, amu
mrae, ana every iuiutt oi ui a.aeiern marsvia,
Dear BoatonTork, Bouse! Pigs' Feet and Tripe,
Smoked and Pickled Balmoa and Halibut. Also, a
large supply of Foreign and: Domestic Fruits and
To tamlUea and others glvlag entertainments,
this Is tha ebeapeat aad beet plaoe In Washington
to purchase. TH09. R WILSON,
rpEHHri OP THE BUPREME COUHT
1 OPTP1E DISTRICT OP COLUMBIA -Notice
OFTPIE DIBTRILTT UF UUI.US1W A flOUee
irebv r.lvui that, bra rum ot the tourt. Its
lerms uve neen neu
z.w: i - ?. '. .!...:.-
Tbim Monday of January,
First Monday of May.
Third Monday ol October.
Terms ofV Vireml t turt.
la which atone a Jury Is Impauaeled for the trial
oil civil cases )
First Tuesday of February,
Third Mestday of May.
First Tuesday of November,
Trrsu olfu Criminal Court,
First Monday pi March.
Third Monday of June.
First Monday of December.
TVrsu of las fHrkt Voxut.
First Monday of June.
First Mooday of December.
First Tuesday of January.
First Tuesday of February,
First Tuesday of March.
nnt Tuesday of April.
Third Monday of May.
First Tuesday of June,
First Tuesday of July.
First Tuesday or September,
Flrat Tuesday of Oesober.
First Tueaday of November.
Xlrst Tussday of Deeember,
Bp order of the Court,-- it. J, MEIO&
mQIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, THAT
a. ine auoscniwr nam ooiaineu irom in w
pnaa'e Court of Washington count), m tne ui
trlct of Columbia, letters or Admlnli (ration on the
personal estate of Elisabeth A. H. W. Briscoe, lata
of WashlogtoBoettoty,deoeased. All persons hav
ing tiaiuia tn.tis mui oeccRsca, re iicrcujr
warned to eahlblt the same, with the vouchers
thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the ith day
of November aeati they may otherwise by law be
excluded from all benen t of tne aald estate. Given
under my hand thla 7th day pf November, 1W3,
Testi Z C. ROBSlNs,
Register of Wills,
no wJw Administrator.
DUTHICT COURT OF THE UNUKD
STATLS FOR THK SAID DISTRICT.
To all vttom it may coarern, OaECTlito:
Notice Is hereby given, That oa the 90th day of
July, 1MJ, goods and merchandise, mentioned In
the libel herein niter referred to, were captured by
the United States steamer Primrose, or the Poto
mao Flotilla, and brought into this District for ad
judication! and the same are libeled aad prosecuted
la this Court In the name of the United States, lur
condemnation as lawful prlxe for reasons set tiU
In the llbcli end that said cause will stand fwr trial
at the city Hall, lo the city cf Washington, oa thr
third Mondy oi November neat, when and where
all persona are warned to appear to' ahow otute
tntenene for their lets rests -October u, uu
ocw-dtd R. J, MEIGS, Clerk,
TO DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND
Aa there have been ao manv eomBlalnta tnAd Lv
the Relief Association, and the friends or Dii
arga oiaisis, uoqmi sick ana aisuDica ana uis
charged Soldiers being
the undersigned deems It his duty to caution all
t hoe travelling to Philadelphia, New York. Bos
ton, and the Northern or Faatcrn states,
to procure tickets
IS AT THE
TICKKT OFFICE or TMBBfcO R. R, tOMPAN,
. ai in, vrrui,
It la tha nnl nlse whara k ntitfirr wan nrit.
cure a Through Ticket, or where on can hae
four baggage checked through to the above cities
nuorni vr. B-umuris,
ocft-tf Passenger Agent.
pUANGK OK U U U It t) .
PUlSMteliililn, Wllnalmsrtosi and BaJtlssore
It A I I. It U A O
Un and after M0NDTtAN.6th, IbcI,
PASSLNQk JMAINS LEAVL PlltLADJ, UK
Baltimore, at 4.00 a. m , (Express, Mondays e
eepted,) S.l,ll Hi. m , (a,prss,)snd sodp.m.
aad it m , night.
VOMttT, MD.IBI.Hil W, JV SVOU 1 1 w y, HI.
Wilmington, at 4 0 (Mondays eietpted,) 8 1s,
llsgLm, too, 4 90 and 11 ou p.m.
new wasiie, aia.iaa.iu. auu -mt. iu.
Dover, ats.ua. m. and 4 3o p.m.
MlLford, at 8 la a. m.
Salisbury, at 8 18 a. m.
TMA1SS FOR PHlLAOhLfUU Lh J I A
Baltimore at 8.00, 1010 a. m , (Kipieis,) I io(Ki
press,)a.tSand8Bfi(Kipress )p. m.
Wllmlagton at T la, 9ft and 11 W a. ui , W 61
p. m i 4.10, 1 00 and 11. so p. u.
Ballsbury at 9.1ft p.m.
Dover at 8.80 a. m. and 8.10 D m.
Cheater at 8.10 and 10 09 a. m . U W. 8OT and
M0 p. m.
UBav winnon lor saiiiuur j sou inienneui
stations at 6 U and 8J6 p. m.
Leave Baltimore for Dover and Intermediate sta
tions, at 1 10 p. m.
TRAINS tVR BALTINUHK
Leave Chester at 8 48 a. m , 1 15 p. m.
Leave Wilmington at too, fd a. m , l so, 4.10
p. ra- and loos m.
FIUCIOKT TRAINS, with passenger ear attached,
will run &m fallows i
Leave Phliadaluhla. for Perrvvllle and Interme
dlate places, at S.S0 p. m.
MBYV numiniiUHivr riij viu sutu mihiuiwi
ate places, at 8.M p. m.
Leave Wilmington for Philadelphia and lnterme
siate places at 4 p. m.
SUNDAYS Only at 4 a. m. and 19 m , tMn Phila
delphia to Baltimore.
From PhlledalrhU to Wilmington at II and 13
From Wilmington to Philadelphia at 1 p. ta. and
Only at 8.M p. sou from Baltimore to Philadel
aula. mar 18 tf WM. STKAHNS, wp'L
BJB W YORK
THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY AND PHILADEL-
rUOM PHILADELPHIA TO NZW YORK
AND WAT PLACES,
Frwa Weimist Street Wharf aad l&sa-
WILL LSATB AS FOLLOWS, TIB t Fan.
aa a A. M..vtsCanidan uid Ambov Cat A.
Aeeommodatloa - - - 13 25
At A. M, via Camuen and Jersey uty-nw
Jersey Aeeommodatloa - 3 IS
At 8 A. M , via Camden and Jersey Cltyi
Morning Lapress -
At 0 A. M , via Camdea aad Jersey city-
ad Clua Tlekot
A. M ,vla Kensington and Jersey Cltyj,
At It M , via Camden and Amboy C. and
A. Aeeommodatloa -
At 3 P. M , via Camdea and Amboy C. and
A. Expreee ---
at S P. M, via Kensington and Jersey Cltyi
Washington and N. Y. Lxpreis -
at av F.iii ,vfaBenslngtonaud JcrseyCltyt
At uup. M, via Kinalogtoa and Jersey Utyi
SothernMeU - . - -
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Work executed by experienced woinmeit, and
va moucr.w rriu
A IS II O O 1) (
HOW LUST I HUN Kl ! JK l t
Just Pulllsoed, luaSenteaFuVelDt e PrUelx it'
A LtClUHK ON THJ NATURk, THfAI
meiit, aud Hadloal Cure ol aperniAton lio t, or 'wUi
loal Weakness, Involuutaj-) I mission, M-xuu
DobUtty, aud Impediments to Mnrrlnife t, tuerallyi
Nenouaaefti, Luusumptluu, tpllij suJ ritu,
Went il anl Pli)slea.l InoRiiiti.lt), ri milU UK fimu
Helt-Alriise, Smi , by hobt J ifilvt rwi U, M Mt an
thor ul tte l.ren Book, ae
"A BOON 10 THOUSAND OF n1 FFHs1tKS
Sent iitder seal, In a plain e(iieUie, to Jiuy nd
dress, I'ost'pald, on receipt of six ivuta If tn
postage stamps, by Dr. rH J. .KLlMi,
WT aUWKHV, NH iOHJi,
seia I mind Aw post opct bx, vti
Broken the goldea cord,
Severed Ihe silken tie!
Never again will the old days come,
Darling to jou and I.
Dead the beautiful Past I
scattered around Its bier
Pale thoughts lie thick, and memories
Of daya that were so dear.
Memnrleil Fold them up
Lay them s sored by,
What avails It to dream of the past t
The future for you and 1 1
Broken the silken cord,
Set ered the golden chain,
Linking us with the beautiful days
That never ean come again I
P R OSPE C T U S
THE WEEKLY NATIONAL REPUBLICAN.
It Is (he present purpose of the undersigned,
proprletorsof the Dailt and Wbiklt National
liiPCBLicUN, to tnako the latter a more thorough
and reliable newspaper for Families and Clubs
throughout the country, than It has been here
to fore. In making Ibis statement we do not
wish tn be understood at apologizing. In any
manner, for the past conduct of the wuxlt
Republican, It has been worth all tbat we
liavo charged for It. Prosperity In the world,
for which we are partly Indebted, and exceed-
'"n'J luuuNiiu, i uur uiiuiviuui ruiuur, nai
rants ns In proinlstnfr, to make a still better
paper of the wkbklt Kepitblicah in the lutarc,
ot IM MRU price, man u nas uwu in me pa si
iu maKinir tins announcement we ao not in
tend lo cuter Into an extended detail statement
of all ttie Improvements we shall make, bat, In
n freneral war. to Indicate what we vroposc
dolug, ftisurlng. the public that we shall use
our utmost endeavors to perform faithfully all
that we promise.
The facilities afforded us to produce a tho
rough national newspaper are greater than are
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lu the country, for the fallowing reasonst
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the law of Conirress rpfcired to.
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the Court of claims of the United States, sever
nlly sit here during each year, and we emplo
a corps of able Itei'OKTEks, nhoso duty It Is
to iiirnisnmeuauy recorus oi mono nign tri
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alt the operations ot the Army and Navy of
the United States, by virtue of the relations ex
isting between Uio Government and tho Na
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that Is proper to publish, of Military and Naval
opcrstlons, can or shall escape our notice,
Mh. Our ' Foreign Relations," now more
Important than ever, will he the subject of our
constant and paternal care.
0th. The Finances of the Government, which
Mums ntTnnU an amnio Add for the lonmsllst.
shall meet with the most careful aileutlon of
the undersigned. Some or the ablest wrltera
in Mm United States arofraiueuttv emDloved to
discuss the subject In the Uiilblicax.
7th. Our Postal arrangements, so Important
to tho people of cvry community, be it large
or small, especially to inoee wuo can roau anu u iruiiL.u uuw uut rvjuiru ounce,
write, am duly noted In the several changes to as this la not a case of Attainder of Treason,
which they are subject during the oar. i ucro It not for the reference made to the 11ml-
Mh. The groat Interests represented by the' tatlons of this provision In the Joint ex plana
covimi n.irwin of tint Interior Dertartmnt torv resolution passed br Concress Jnlr 17.
Hill not bo ov erloolted in the Weekly IUplu
cicav. Upcclalty shall we Keep our Agrlcul-
titral readers, throughout the country, posted
up concert log e erythlng ot public Interest In
the Agricultural Bureau.
inn. mo nueni uiuce, unng wiiuiu uve
minutes walk of our olllio of publlcatleu. It
will be nn easy matter, as It will bo a pleasure
for ua to kecptheIntntorana.rtlzan advised
of nil Improvements.
Tin ii -in Ntn i ninninn iikiiiiiio rifliiniipii
in r.i.in,rfr.n iivinc jiirrtn.ii iiivnmp nnn nf
tlin highest scientific Institutions In the nation,
ho shall avail ouriehes oflhe advantages of Its
Bureaus of Art and aclenee to cnrlcli our col
umns f( r the Instruction of our readers.
lltlu Washington being thu ceutral city of
the Union, tho learned and Inltuentlal men of
cverv class In society toiigregalo hero-military.
natal, and civil ollliera ot thu General aud
state, nnd territorial cot crmueuts reprcccnta
lives of every hrauch of business taxed by thu
Internal Kc i uuo Laws Jcputatlons of cltlrcns
for purposes of Stale.
ate, and pnlltlclaueand theo-t Bible and the old Fuglish classics, and em
strltie, who come In flocks, plowed thu word 4ixteit " tn the plmise " ex
ninu for business, and some ept during the life of thu person attainted" in
Joirluns of every sir,
for phasure. Eah and all of these tomera
and goers Increase our labors, and rontrlhntu
to enhance the value of the column of the Ue -
fvblicak In somu manner.
in), ti. AMtAir.i nun mi.i itnMvii r..nr.
seutatlvett of every foreign uutlou on the earth,
are found here, and cannot ait or move unher
alded ly our aitlve attnehm.
Above, In n general form, wo have given
.reionunons why the National Kepi uur an,
published lu tho City of Washington, possesses
grcatir laciiiues inr ooiaining nu mi' iminiri
5nt now. of ll.o il.T.orntrv denrrlpllmi.lliau
jijv ntlitr liiiirnal lu Um I'nltLil Bint. 'I liu limiguiiilly fxil.liut
hlJ'itH n Idiuw nr till., which n IkvM u from " Ami for .tli.en.hin, who rtfrrntb ,
'.' : .. i. ,. r-., ,u .,.... nil I Murlliu I .lo-mcrpl 1 1 uruvukw I"
"'....i.. nnil,.n,lHvflivllir who rare loob.
icrVu 10 tHat IhoicjJIns, wlJwt clrc-ulaUa.MiUUr'. Dlillou.ry.
".."'.-. i. i i,,..l, in il. a llnltd.l If we mo Ihu wonl " noun'' In Ihe uboi
i.lii L-ulhLr llirf inoit fuiliorlaul Dipartuicntal
., m. u IIIWIIM1MT IT, UUf llllltllllt Hint II.1HI
... .jf iuiw tiitlltnfv rillfl nuvnl
operatlous, oUUlal ulid otherwise, from tho
colmunt of tho National IU" ui icav. ThU
Js truo In fact, of Ihowe'JJ kuuwu futt that
many of tho proprietors oi iiiueu jumu. yj
euoimous sums of money early to "Asso
ciated I'rtis" and 'Bpeclal Corre-pouileuts,"
so calliil. to lurulsh them with tbo current
uuwft of thodtt). We regret to sni.Iu this
couueclion, that thonu correspon dents do uot
alwavs Inform their emploiers that they arc
riyf the uuthors of many or the most Important
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pcusc of four crtits nr i"trJ, by crediting them
to the National Hki'lulican, as they lu jus
tice should do. Wu espeeiaily think they
should credit us whiu they encrnath so far as
lo telegraph our editorial; bodily, us being
their orn eomjwitiof. However, we beg par
don for this romplalolug dlgn salon, aud will
uot deny that we observe-, lu ail this unfair
ness, u . ouipllmeut to our ludustry on tho purl
if tbcue plagiarists
lollilcull) tho Keilulican will support as
earueitly possible thu civil uud inllltarj
polity ot the present AdiuluUtratlou, while
Out poUcj In rr liiEtnoai In Us broadest aud
lilghikt aenrff, aud (ifyuif Aii ry, II ' tin
r.u,ut nf aiiv otuf tulm it Ut ration, nitituet u
Jtjjrt ent eourM on the qutattim of human laitiyt
ve thall vjqmse it with our inlyM aud mu(h, dud
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lu Iblt rouutr aud lu Europe.
v shall pi ruin tiomiug, kuow iugiy, 10 enter
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In briit, wupnrpOHC makluglhti Hn I m if an
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ut Keportrrs engaged upon me Nation a I Ht
publican are thorough, prmiual newspaper
men iu Ibe broadest suuu of th term. lh
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hoih been eugaged lui muie tlun iweuly eara
(we are both Toang men yetf) as Joarnallits
upon the leaalor prossee of the country, occu
pying at times the most arduous and responsi
ble positions. This may seem like "blowing
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we have a right to blow It, for we hare earned
that right i besides, you are entitled to know
whether the Republican Is conducted by expe
rienced or Inexperienced men.
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U. J. MURTAGH A C ,
athinyton, O l ..
THE CONFISCATION LAW.
IIIffllleY IMPORTANT DECISION.
Judge ludfrvrood iontitrales (he
Properly or Rebrls In Vtt
Judge John C. Underwood, of the United
States District Court, for the Eastern District
of Virginia, rendered the following Important
decision, at Alexandria, on the 17th Instant t
United Stales vs. tht Jitghtt Title and Interest of
Hugh Latamt &c.
The decree In this and similar cases roust
deDcud it Don the construction civ en to Article
Third, Section Third, of the Constitution of
the uniteu tsiaics, ana tne legislation or the
a ni Congress for the confiscation of rebel prop-
As tho Supreme Court of the United Ststes
lias never decided the questions invohed Id
this case, and tills Court feels const rained to
differ from the opinion of the Supreme Court
of the neighboring District la some recent
cases, a brief statement of the reasons of such
dliscnt from the able jurists of that Court may
not bo Inappropriate.
This Court cannot limit the decree to a con
demnation of a traltor'e right, title and Interest
In the property for ft lied for the term of his own
life, with a reversion to his heirs, for the reason
that It docs not consider such limitation war
ranted by the section and acts of Congreaa
abovo referred to. The language of the Con
atltntlon Is aa follows i
"The Con irress shall have power to declare
the punishment of Treason, but no attainder of
Treason shall work corruption of the blood or
i forfeiture, except during the life of the person
The eeueral power lo punish treason Is ex
i prtssly granted In tho first part of tho aboi e
constitutional provision. The conscqnencesof
uttalnder of treason mentioned In the latter
!- Ut that reference and the quotation of
me limitations i make u necessary io inquire
vtiiaiwasme "loneiiure" to u workco, ana
when the " work " was to be elfectcd.
The authors of the constitutional provision
wnv ." i-iiijvip, uu u-u uo
term " forfeiture," In Its strict technical and
w dl settled lcgul meaning. Blackstonoghes
" uw'iolo chapter on this lmportaul word,
m me h no mgins tnasi
t i uiiutHivic iruui.iuiivut iiuuiacu ht tin
to some Illegal act or negllcence in tho owner
of lands, tenements and hereditaments, whrro-
uy 'o 0" ai imerosnuereiu, aua inej go
to tho party Injured as a retotuj eucc for the
Again he enumerates "forfeiture." tkeil.de
lce, c.,as tho moden of absolute ronvejanro
of rial estate: and It seems rharh that this was
the senso In which it was uftcd in thu constltu-
tloual provision. Besides being good lawyers,
the authors w ere evidently thorough scholars,
familiar with King jame translation or the
iso now nearly obBoMe, though cnmmouo
i himdred jears ugo, and ot tho ilalo of the Con
i "titnllon making It sjuoiivraous with thu nord
" unleBS," as in tlio B ble decUratlons, ' .
cept vo repent vu shaU all likewise perish."
uviit u iiihu i'u win iiiiiiu uv isuiivt acu
the Kingdom of (tod." hxcept these abide
in tne snip e cannot ie savtu." MiaKespearc
uud other JLiigllshtlnnnlca abound lu examples
or me nse or mis worn us a comuuouai con
luuctlou. but one will sutllce.
I lie uibiiop oi vviuciiLkier, wtifti acusei oi
JI.I,.. I.. L'ln.. Iln 'l ,,! III M. u...u. T
, "cdlllou In Klnit llcnry VI , a( I III, Miimi.i. I,
No 'l a blmllar iMlnllloii of thu term lu
" In Iho couillllllloual J'royWIon, nr make
It read "urjUtJi during Ihe life of the person
attainted." wu shall ut onco eomo to Ihu truu
Intent uud meaning of tho provision, to wit i
'llut me lorieituru was to ue pcriecica iuntigi
and uot i?er.thullfetlmuofUiepartyattalHttd.
Bills ot Attainder were coiniuuu in thu British
Paillamcut. Suveraloflhe Colonial Leirlsla-
tuus passed similar acts during the war ot tbe
ltevolutlou. They wire summery and sweep.
tugin tbelrcharaacr, requiring no process or
auy action oi touri ui law, uui mciuaett in s
s ncie ui i roauv persons, anu iu a mica sec
Hon, connscated all their property boih real aud
personal. In some cases the dead as well at
the living were lucluded lu these bills, so Iran
seendently wicked did tho crime of treason ap
pear lo our aucestors. Ihe Government thus
tnuvicted men of this e rlmo without trial, and
after they were dead aud burled, takiug as a
puuismueni csi.au a wiucnnaaaireaay aecenu
ud lo their heirs or passed to lunoeeut pur-
tuasers in gooa lauu, ims moue oi proceeu
lug was manifestly In violation of the gtuiral
spirit aud principles of Kuglish and Auurlcuu
criminal lawtt.lv which crhms. inspissis, aud
tons of every description, Irom tin hlghutt to
lowtst, are alonu puulsluble during Hie life ol
the wrougdoer, whose death before tlusl Judg
ment I S4 perpetual St i) n on prue-nuuig auu
an legal i ouseijueuces. .ve-eormus iu i in
maxim: tiAitiatHri'onjUM cum jet torn mart oit '
n iirt rnt.Rtitiitiniiui nruiislou was therefore Iu-
serted tntorreet this harsh nuoiiial), and to
brluglbu puulshtmuts of treasouluto harmony
ivith i tmi .if ll oiln r crimes aud misdemeanors.
It uUo abolished vutlrel) tbe mill doetrluu
ofeorruptlou of (lie blood, wUlchpreveutcd
tiiu ihlldrea ot alraiiorwho had bet n attainted
Irom evtr lubtrltiugrw or throuy the father
liber Mile or euir. Its limltatlou was as to
Ihe time of winking lorieituru and not as to
On tMiultlou of tin term or churaiter of the
ilute lorlelted, aud il made no distinction be
l niii pirsoual aud real estate .
Nor Is tlure auvthlng lu tiiu act of tiugn
olJuI 17, 1W1J, lliulllug the lorieituru wkililu
more uanow bouuds than (hose ol Iboloiuil
luilou. Uu the (oulrary, tbe only ft ar eier
exrtssedlu reUlloti tu thut ait wu tbat il
Iiauseeuded Ihu CousUtutlon,
I In only grouud lur rtstrUtlugtlit forfoltur
llieu must be found lu the Joint ni. luliou o,
the two house of Congreaa f tbe same date of
the act aforesaid.
The first branch of this resolnllon was emi
nently proper and necessary, snd was evident h
Intended to explain the Set and to prevent It)
application lu such a way as to give It an tin
constitutional and et noit facto operation. An 1
a careful consideration of Its last clause affbr.U
the strongest Internal evidence that It also wa
Intended simply lo prevent an Infringement of
the Constitution, Its language la copied al
most verbatim from tho Constitution. Kron
the very unusual legal phroie, " work a for
fellure," Is borrowed from the same sonrce,
and means finish, perfect and complete, thi
necessary legal proceedings for a forfeiture or
conveyance of estate, as we work ont or per
fect a prouiem. i no oniy variance is me suu
stltntlonof tbe preposition "hevond"for tint
conjunction "except" In the phrase " beyond
tne me," insteaa ot "except annog tne uie,"
But the similarity of language Is so great a
to force a conviction that the last part of thu
resolution, like the first part, was Intended tn
restrain the courts within the bounds of thn
Constlintlou. It cannot be supposed that Con
gress lotended to repeal Us owu act brlh
reolntlon, or so lo emasculate It as to maln
It worse than a nullity.
It seems also but reasonable that we should
giro such a construction to the resolution aa
will, If possible, bring It Into harmony with
those more weighty and formal Instruments,
tbe Act aud tbe Constitution. The vsrlsltou
of a single word In quoting the Constitution U
not surprising when we consider the prohsbM
hurry and pressure which attended the passage
of this resolution among many others ontbei
last day of a long session of Congress. Wi
could hardly expect the same precision of Ian
guage under such circumstances as In an act.
passed with mature consideration In commit
ters, and after three separate readings In cacU
house of Congress. Aud though the construe
tlon clven by the court of the District of Co
lumbia would seem very natural, taking tha
clause witnoul Its connexions, yei wnen wu
consider those connexions. It will appear that
enr construction will not only best secure the)
objects of the law, but entirely harmonize-
with the act and Constitution, without the.
least violence to tl latgusge of tbe resolu
tion. By quoting the language of the Const U
tutlon, the conclusion Is Inevitable that thii
constttutlonsl authority and power was re
erred to thu actlou or the courts .
If the construction that only u life csuto !
to be confiscated shall be establish?. 1, thi bill
passed by Congress ou the lTih of July, 112,
Instead of beioir true to Its title. " An Act lc
suppress Insurrection, to pun I Mi Treason and
Rebellion, to selra and confiscate the Property
of Kebels," would lu Its etfects become an Act
to prev ent the ru settlement aud Improvemeut
of the country t an Act to promotu jealonsr,
envy, and hatred between the holders of Ufa
Cttitis and rev ersionary Interests, and to con
tinue the desolations csused by the rebellion fur
a wnoio generation wituout any ueneni to tun
National Treasury, to the parties Interested. or
to any body else oxcepl the lovers of discord
and officers of law. An Act to defeat thu lead
ing objects of Us owu friends In and out of
Congress, which objects are well known to be.
1st wy tne ssio ot reoei estates io reimourso
lu some degree the Immense expenditures In
curred In suppressing the rebellion, and, Snd,
io supply tne pieces oi aepaneu reoeia witn
loyal men and bring again Into cultivation and
iraprovementinose uesenea ana1 asiea estates.
But If only a life Interest Is to bo acquired, nn
purchaser could afford to take on so uncertain
a tenure, at cveu a nominal prkc, tbe waited
plantations, aud restore thu destroved house
and feueisby building valuable and pfrmani'iit
Ttiosu of us w bo remember the condition of
the country between thu 1'otomac and the Kap
pahaunock from tnent) to forty v. an ago, the.
desolation and heart burning, ifiu agonv aud
despair, tho ijectmeots aud expulsions attend
ing the expiration of tbe aiill-repuhllcon Ufa
lease of the old proprietor. Lord Fairfax, will
certainly pray to be delivered from a repetlilou
of the scenes which this construction would
Inevitably produce. Tho life stato theory also
luvolves the absurdity thst In proporilou tn
the enormity and certainty of the guilt of an)
perwon, should be the shortness of the forf Iture
of hi estate, for In the mot flagrant ease th
timn ueiween conviction and execution la
usually very brief, and forfrllurn lor that bnei
period w ould be both puerile aud pn posterous.
App'jiug, men, tnu win seitiea rum or inter
pretsllou, that where two conMrmtloua rau bei
given to a written Instrument, that inn it U
presumed which Is most Jut and Nenelli Ul t
ilia pul'llt iu its operation, wu can Iuvh hi
dotit t of thu meaning of this rfoluilmi.
Judging from thu many wlu enacliutnls of
the last Congress, we should lt forced to thu
belief that Its Intentions were uniformly heueQ
cent, and therefore It could uot have Intendrd
to open the door to such absurdities and ealaui
llles. We must tnnclude from Us words and
connertlous that the resolution had lis origin
lu an abnndant cantion agalubi a vlolailnn o
Ibe Constitution, hut was nvir intended In
routine Ihe action of ihe nurts within any
limits less exit n h d than the ConMltntinc, nor
to give a construction to the Constitution. It.
was not meant to prevent the full and Just a
lion of all the prop r and 1 gill mate iowen ni
the Government for thu punishment of treason.
Nor has our construction anr color of undun
harshness uud sevcrttv tonurd the great crlmt
nals who hare brought upon the couutrythla
terrlbk civil war. Tu all ('brt'tlau or civilized
uailuu on ,jrih,the pnnlshuieut of treisou
has Ixi ii u total forfeiture botli of estate aud
life, mdjiistl) so, for It Is not lu Its ,uao
qiiiuus iuiplv niurJfr, but wholesale murder
with all tin ot lur rliiitrtunheilecalogu e Mel
Aud how absurd is the hies that we miv
tike lh ilfu of a traitor but raiv imt takt that
which Is lest valuable than lib, tn wit his
propel tj i l)o(H uot the greater ulwavi in Ittd
the less (
Ilj tttlM Court, fAfft, lootfnjybr tight anl u 7J
ones tn tht triba nil oj Eternal Jm'lee, it u, tt V
hit t that enough toy il btood, and trifor' u 1 1
orphan'' tar$t Itttve been pound out nn I tmujl d
rit the lull vt Vlrjlnla to nhnjus'i ol! iX'
right and ettnoliih a perret Utli in tt 0jt-
nwit, for the b ntflt uj hr h- r rj thote trht ha
fallen drfmding th repitttean imtittUom r
celled Jrotn our panot ftth'rilnvtU'tttun
ichUh lie are botrd tit preterit and to trans n t
unnnptii'td and, f pottle tUnproetl and p ir,
fld ta uur potteritg.
Ihu poiut ra!td bv tbe respondent counsel
agalust the comtitutlonallty of thu law under
which this suit Is brought, because It does uul
provide a Jury trial lo any case, Is on or very
great Import. In tbe Judgment of this court it
would bu much more in tho spirit, not onlv ot
thu Constitution, but of the great chsiter rati
net! at Itunuetnedc If a respondent on jutting
iu his answer aud taking au oath of alleglsui
lothe (lovernmeut, was permitted tmlemau I a
trial b Jar).
Hut thu tleoWons of the Supremo Court or
tbe I'ulted States In the Dred Scott cine, aud
other cases under the Fugitive Stave Liws ut
Congress, deprived men of liberty, which l
dearer than pro erly, without trial by jury, will
uot permit this Court, especially where u
oath of allegiance Is offered by the rcspomle'ut,
to declare the law uuconstltutlonil on thl-
It Is to he hoped, however, thjt all umir
tolnty arising from different iotitruciious ot
the courts may be speedllr nmvil bj ilu
actlou of the Supreme Court oi iu I ulted
States, or bj Ihe explanatory Ii4Matimi (
Congress now about to be uemMi d
'I hit (ler... ul i In court 111 Ihw.ase Is that
all right, tltif, liiten-l and t ttate of tlu said
Hugh Latham, in anl lo Ihe property men
lloiud lu the IU" I In this i w, be forfeited and
toiitlvtatel lo the Tnlteil Slates, and lhat tbi
marslial ot tin court j rot t ed to m id right
tiilt lutiiial and esUtr ut put lie auction tu
iiftbw thi'lilghil llddir, ufttr having glvm
uu dajs' uuluttul the lime, plait) and leriu
ofsaleof the p rsoual propeiiv, aud al least
iwtuly davs uoilet of thu llm, place uud
terms of suleol the real t-Ute, li) advertUe
meut luonu or umre nwpjper tinted an