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tM National bjspublican Washington, april 2; isgg;
-Waatilncrton City, II. C.
IV. J. MPBTAOU co.,riraiJsnERa
a P. HAN8COM, EDITOR.
:::APRII, 1, 18M
'THE NATIONAL SITUATION
The political iUe lover about us. Agi-
Utioa itln lie political world. However
sincerely we may Bare toDed and prayed to
hare the clond past by, it is certain that tbe
tempeit will soon break over our heads. It
ii time to look at the chart to aee how we are
.ailing, and now, If crcr, wo should watch
the landmar1ksand look at the bearing! to
know tnTOat channel we arc drifting and to
'The day of practical and final peace for
till distracted country is yet postponed. The
work of restoration has not been completed.
.A. disunited land still remains after hostilities
hare forever ceased, and an unrepresented
section still argnes that in some way and
somehow the war goes on. The dawn of re
instated harmony.of Interstate comity, of uni
Tcrsal co-operation and reciprocity is need
lessly and unreasonably delayed.
This is not the fault of the President of the
United States. lie, and all the executive
and administrative departments of the Gov
ernment, have not only aided in bringing
about a satisfactory settlement of our diffi
culties, but are conducting their various
offices as though wo were in fact, as we arc
in name, the United States of America. The
responsibility of tho wicked mismanagement J
of public affairs, and tho consequent injury
to public welfare, and the disturbed political
condition of the land, rests solely upon Con
gress. If there be glory in preventing tho
natural result of our great triumph by keep
ing the country where the rebels tried to
place it, dissevered, the glory belongs to
Congress. If there be shame in defrauding
the present of the priceless fruits of victory,
to that body is due the shame.
We maintain that in opposing the carefully
considered policy of the President, Congress
has not only discarded the plain precepts of
the Constitution which, by oath, it is bound
to take as guide, but has been heedless of the
repeated decisions of the people, and unfaith
ful to the very pledges with which its mem
bers went to the country. We do not in
dulge in idle statement, but proceed to dem
onstrate that the policy of Axdrew Joiixsox
was initiated by his beloved predecessor at
the instigation of the declared opinions of
our countrymen, and that its subsequent pro
mulgation by Mr. Jonxsox has received the
tacit and expressed rcindorseinent of the
aarae high authority.
On the 7th day of June, 16C1, in the
fourth year of our fearful struggle, unde
terred by many repulses, unencouraged by
any conclusive campaign, but with an unfal
tering determination to fight on while a drop
of blood or a dollar of treasure remained
unexpended, the loyal people of America
met in convention at Baltbriore. They met
beside the graves of three hundred thousand
of their fallen brethren, and in the presence
of one million of armed and undismayed
American soldiers. Graxt commanded our
legions. Abraham Lixcolx was tho civic
bead of the Republic. Our debt was so huge
that aught else but Christian patriotism
would have staggered beneath it Mourning
was the costume of our stricken people, and
arm1 the condition of tho country; and the
fate f nation and the manhood of a race
wavered in Its uncertain balance.
At such a time men did not play with
principles or toy with speculative ideas. A
solemn earnestness, made so by the anful
character of the times, inspired their moment
ous action. What they did was of the gra
vest import. Their example at such a period
cannot go unheeded, except with a reckless
ness amounting to impiety. We recall their
deeds and words; and if ever in this norld
tkt classic prophecy "that tho voice of the
yeople is the voice of God" was true, it was
then and there verified. Tho -five following
resolutions, amonz others, were passed in
that convention by acclamation;
"Ruolved, That It Is tha highest daty of every
American eltlssn to malatela against all tbelr ene
xoles IAS intignty of tkt Union and tkt paramount
autkoriey of tkt CtmtUution and tatel of tho Unu
tU Btatet, and tkat, laying altde all dijfirtneil etui
potaual opinions, eee pltdgt ourielvti, at Union
nun, animated by a common eentiment and aiming
at a common eijeet, to do everything la oar power
to aid tho Oovoraoaent la quilling by forot of arm,
tho rebellion now ragtag against Its aathorlty, and
la brlnglog to tho pantihaieat duo to tbolr erlmee
tho robots and traitors arrayed egslast It. Pro
"Reeelved, That vt approve tke Jetirmination of
tkt Govtrnmtnt of tkt Unittd Statu not to tompro
mitt Wltk rebell, or to ojftr any Urmi of peace except
tutk at may it baled upon an unconditional jur
rtndtr of tktir kottihty and a return to tkttr jhiI
nlUgianet to tkt Conttltution and lawe of tkt li.
ltd Mtatit; and tkat toe tall upon tkt Government
jo motntatu tkii petition, and topreiecutt tkt tear
fntk tkt utmtit politole vigor to tkt complete ftp
en-ettien of tkt rebellion, in tkt full riluince upon tkt
oeff-tatntnng patrtotltm and ktroit valor, and tkt
undying dtvotioH of tkt American people to tkttr
country and Ueret inetituiieni. (appisuss.j
"Rieelved, That as 61svery was tho oasis, and
now constitutes tbo strength, 0 this rebellion, and
as It moil bt, alwsys and sveryvhers, hostile to
tbo prlaclplo. f Kepablleu Ooverneaeat, Jostloo
and tbo national safety demand Its nttor and eoea.
plole ostlrpsjt,oa from tho soil of tho IUpubtle.
Applaasc. And tbst wblU wo npbold and mala,
tola tbo aeto and proclamations by whloh tho Oov
arnmaut, In Its own dtfeuoe, has aimed a death
blow at this stgaatlo ovll, wo aro In favor, further
sooro, of such no smoadmont to tho Constitution,
to bo made by tho people la conformity with Its
provisions, as shall terminate and forever prohibit
j tbe axisteaco of slavery wUhlalhe limits or Jorls
,4'tlon of the United StaUo. Applaaio
'fuelvod, That she, thanks of tbe Amerteaa poo
fit aia.daj Jj potdlesj and sailors of tho army
and navy, fopptaase, ho have perilled tbotr Uvea
la defence) of thctrsountry and La vindication of
tbo honor of their flagi that tbo nation owes to
the-n soma permanent recognition of tbolr patriot
ism aad tbolr valor, and ample and pormaaeat pro
vision for those of their sarrlvors who have received
disabling and honorable woands In tbo service of
tho eoantry t aad that tho memories of those who
have fallen, la lUdefenoo shall heboid la graUfal
aad overlaatlag remembrance, (toad applaaso aad
"foseW, That wo approva and applauds tho
praetloal wisdom, tho anoclfiih patriotism aad tho
aaaworvUf ndellty to the Constitution and tbo
principles of American liberty with which Abra
ham Idaeoln has dlseharxod,waderelroamstaaeesef
anparalleted dlffienlty, tho groat dalles aad re
sponsibilities of tho Presidential oflcoi that wo
approve aad endorse, ns demanded by tbo emer
gency and essential to tho preeerratloa of tbo na
tion, and as wlthla tbo prevtsloas of tbo Coastlta
tlon, tbo measares aad acts which ho has adopted
to defend tbo nation against Its open and secret
foes) that we approva especially tbe proclamation
of emancipation, and tho employment as Ualon
soldiers of moa heretofore bold la slavery sp
plaasoi aad that wo hare fall confidence la his de
termination to carry oat those and all otborconsll
tattonat measares oiceatlal to tho salvation of tho
eoantry with fall and complete effect."
To givo additional force to t hole approval
of Mr. Lixcoui'a policy, tho States of Ten
nessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana, which bad
commenced to reconstruct under his procla
mation, which proclamation had brought
upon him the most virulent animosity and
vituperation from the very men who are now
hurling their hatred at Axdrxw Jonxsox
these States were admitted to the participa
tions of the Convention, on equal terms; and
towards them were extended political and
national fellowship. To stamp with the) ut
most Ignominy of defeat the radical cabal
which had been fialt'ng up and down the
land, the Convention placed side by aide with
Mr. Lucolx, as his colleague and coadjutor,
the man who above all others was his ally
and agent In the work of reconstruction.
We need not tell the story of that excited
election, or its brilliant sequence. The
country has heralded it amid general rejoic
ing. The world has regarded it with awo
and wonder, and wherever civilisation has a
foothold, its subjects have paid it the tribute
of respect and admiration.
We say that every Union voter in 1864
gave his ballot in favor of that platform and
the ideas ifcontained. We say that every
Union soldier who marched to the front carried
its principles with him; and the swords which
were bravely drawn; tho shots which fired
along the whole Union line were given to
make those patriotic measures eternal, mat'
fnlatform was aealed with the life blood of
heroes, and canonised with the hosannas oy
Had it been said during the canvass or the
military campaign of 1664 that the success
of these principles would not have been satis
factory, but that the hour of restoration
would be postponed until universal suffrage
or universal degradation, or the indefinite
rule of conquest, or a complex system of
bureau government for the States in rebel
lion had been established, it would have
been Indignantly declared a farce and a fic
tion by every citizen who cost a Union vote,
and every soldier who carried a Union mus
ket. The armies of the South capitulated. "They
unconditionally surrendered their hostility,
and returned to their first allegiance to the
constitution and laws of the United States."
They yielded not only their dream of inde
pendence, their dogma of State sovereignty,
their prejudice against popular institutions,
their reluctance to the majority rule.butwith
it all they decreed by State organic enact
ment the everlasting extinction of the vast
iniquity of human slavery. Every point was
gained. Not a principle of the Union plat
form was left without vindication.
True, then, to his own convictions of public
policy, unflinchingly steadfast to the platform
on which the people had placed him, Aitdri
Joilnsox, after the martyrdom of Abrah
LixroLX, commenced the labor of peace.
so doing, his constant guide was the Consti
tution of tho land, together with tho princlraes
on a hich ho had been elevated to power.
challenge the production of a single precept
in the one or the other that has been ubai-
doucd, deserted, or betrayed by him. Le'
his enemies name them, or henceforth let
silence answer the defamation of change or
treachery. But peace brought troubles with
triumphs. Then commenced the plottlngs of
a faction powerful in ability, if not in num
ber, which sought to give the weight of the
Union party as an organization to the assump
tion of novel tbccfUs, nnd the adoption of
In the summer of 1805 Senator Cuaei.h
Swiss, at Worcester, Massachusetts, and
the lion. Tiiaddics Htetssu, at I,aucoj,ter,
Pennsylvania, announced a "bill of fare,"
consisting of land divisions, spoils, confisca
tions, and "irreversible guaranties." Here
began the propogandism of tho heresies which
now threaten tbe country. This great schism,
claiming to be the )ru faith, had its birth
with the to men who now lead tlic two
branches of Congress. In the elections
which took place in tbe fall of that year, in
the middle States, these heterodox hjsos were
shunned by the Union party as though they
contained the leprosy of death. They had not
an advocate on tho stump either in Pennsyl
vania, Jfcw Jersey, or Iow York, beside the
two originators of the new dispensation.
Those elections all went upon lh Identity of
the Union party, wjth the course of Axoajw
Johxsox, At the commencement of the
legislative session President Jouxsox, In his
annual message, recited his acts (loco the
conclusion of the rebellion, and pronounced
his policy for the future.
With scarce t, murmur of dissent, and
without apparent mental reservation, the peo
ple united In a general acceptance and apj
proval of his Ideas, according to them a una
nimity of acquleacenco unknown since the
time when Wasiiixotox gave his farewell
counsels to his country.
Congress alone withheld its compliance. It
resolved Itself Into a caucus, and almost
mortgaged Its action to a secret conclave
ruled by Messrs. Suxxia and Stkvxxs. With
out authority from anybody, or any constit
uency, or the color of a right; forgetful of tho
principles on which they were elected; un
mindful that conflict no longer raged, they,
In the quiet hours of peace, swayed by a spirit
more unrelenting and unforgiving than had
been nurtured In tho hottest moment of bat
tle, 0 andor thmulvtt made up another
programme, Improvised a course of action
unsanctioned by precedent, created Issues
unknown to any political canvass, and In
augurated the tactics of delay, to the peril of
peace and the detriment of the national weal
Against that action we here and now enter
our solemn protest To sustain such action Is
to ignore the declarations of the great Union
party. To advocate It, is to carry on a sec
tional combat, when sectional questions have
been burled in oblivion.
The tattered standards of our indomitable
hosts have been brought home In glory; we
do not wish to see them carried out and un
furled again to prolong another war. We
do not propose to fight our battles over
again aa civilians, when everything, vital
has been settled In tho field. There can
never be a finality to this contest If we are to
march up each year to tho old geographical
boundary, with ballots in our hands, reviving
the passions and renewing tho hatreds of the
late conflict Such an unnecessary and nn-
statesmanlike perpetuation of strife to us
seems both objectionable and abhorrent Re
ligion wimbercbaritles, humanity wlthhcr per.
suasions, America, with her waiting years of
industrial triumphs, alike demand and appeal,
that hereafter our waya "should be ways of
pleasantness," and our paths "should be paths
We turn from the dismal legacy of broils,
confusions and discord with which Congress
would endow us, to the epoch of real friend
ship, unbounded prosperity and unqualified
unity to which the President would lead us
forward. If there be any apostolic succes
sion in American politics, the mantle and
the blessings with which constitutional lib
erty has been handed down the Presidential
line has fallen upon him.
The platform of the National Union parly
of 1861 Is our platform to-day. The man
who, by the mysterious providence of God,
stands foremost among us, has incorporated
those immortal principles into his acts, and
carries them ever in his heart, and as he was
our second leader then, so he is our first leader
now. Under his undaunted championship we
rally again for the same old cause, and under
the same glorious flag which we have served
from our youth up; and we are determined
that the principles which have been bap
tised in the best blood of two eras, which
our fathers embalmed in our great Constitu
tion, which their chlvalric descendants have
rescued from the peril of internal feuds, which
blazoned on the banners of the people when
they last recorded their national will, shall
not, if we can prevent It, In our day or gene
ration, suffer either disaster or dishonor.
nECKPTIOH AT TUB EXECUTIVE
There will bo no further Presidential Icvccb
at the Executive Mansion until further
Tho ladies of tho President's household
will receive callers on Fridays, afternoon and
Am Imtorostlnsr Picture,
We bare never seen a more saeeeiifol attempt
'at combining tbo efforts of tbo artist's pencil with
tbo art of photography la producing a valoablo his
torical plctnro than la that of the death-bed of
President Libcolv, Jast brought oat at Mr. II.
QAaaasa'a celebrated gallery, from a plctnro by
Mr. J. H. LiTTLxrisLD, who was formerly In thr
law 0D00 of Mr. Liscolb.
Tho then Vice President, tbo members of
tbo Cabinet and all tbe persoas who were
with Mr. Lixcolv la bis lost moments are
Introduced In tho piece, and the likenesses will
bo Instantly reoognlsod by persons acquainted wttb
tbe parties as estremely aoeorate, while tbst of
tbo late Proliant Is porfeetfon Itself. Tbo group
ing Is oseellfnt, ss there s no straining after dra
matis effsot, and It Is altogether a romarksbls pic
ture. ProenatUH oX Major atorravr.
The Secretary of War has brevetted Major
Robsrt Morrow, on the President's Mil;
itary Staff, to be Lieutenant Colonel for
uniform gallantry and meritorious ser
vice during the war, the commission to
date April 12, 186S, on which day Captain
Marrow (since promoted Major) was badly
wounded Jn a cavalry fight at Sulisbury, N.
0. Captain Morrow pas at that time on
General Stoxrjia's atoJJT.
Aaier OI CaS)a(rotfo.
On Saturday last a Die on the Ifydo and
Egbert Farm, at Petroleum Centre, destroyed
8150,000 worth of property. Twelve boats
on tho creek, thirty-five wells, several engines,
tanks, 4c, and thirteen dwellings were
Our Pprsini. We call special attention
to oar outside 4T speech of lloa. Joax A.
Saocoatx, of Ohio, fo opposn to tbo passage of
the "Civil Itlgbts" lU). and a remarjjulo article
from the ClqclAoatl pemmtrcial, on tbe porltloa
and opUUasofrho Uadlog if of la Yaiblnton
also other laUreitlag rsadlng msU'r,
SrRAKixa of the New York Herald, the
Chronicle of Sunday morning sayss
"No dependence whatever can bo pat upon tbst
Journal, and no Importance Is to bo attaobed to Us
views upon any Question."
Was ever any statement so true of tho
Chronicle Itself f
GpxR Wist. A company of the Tljlrd In
dependant Jetrsa"BMrve Corps, now at Todd
llarraafcs, Cplambos, pblo, hare been ordered io
proasod Jo Csmn Randall, Vlscondn.
Wjirhaa Seward meddled with politics f
orn BUXAnowamnT ahd ciiAaon or
Tux NATioxALltirvsLicAx commenced Its
first Issue as a morning paper In 18C1, the
humble but earnest advocate of the Admin
istration of AsRAnAb; Lrxcour.
In January, 18C3, the present proprietors
changed the RirusuoAK to an evening Jour
nal and Increased Its valuo as a newspaper
in various ways, continuing faithfully In the
Interest of the Administration of President
Lixcolh, whose hearty support and honest
wcltwishes, we can safely say, were always
extended to us. Under all the circumstances,
considering that we pitched our little tent in
a beleaguered city and took our chances, In
every sense of tho word, at all times, with
the garriton, and as the uncompromising and
unrelenting foe of the besieging party with
out and their sympathizers within, we have
no reason to complain at our success. The
RtrcBUcux has gradually and permanently
prospered. We are thankful to those who
have patronized us for the success we hare
We now propose, at tho earnest request of
very many of our constant readers, and
many other good people who Intend to bo-
come such, to issue the IIstublicax In the
morning Instead of the afternoon. The field
for a morning Journal Is vastly wider, but the
labors are much more arduous. We welcomo
the one and do not shrink from the other
Wo shall givo our readers a larger sheet, as
this number will show, printed upon new
typo and upon better paper.
As we have done in the past so wo shall
strive to do in the future, bo "ixntrxxDRxr
ix Rvxarrnixa Axn xcctral ix xoinixa."
Our political course is clearly laid down
in the article elsewhere, entitled "The Nation
We sincerely trust that tho new enterprise
upon which we hao uow entered will enlist
tho advertising patronage of tho business
community of this District and elsewhere.
A BEVT OF DEADT1POI, YOUHO LA
DIES AT TUB 1VI1ITE IIOUIB-A
PrtESEKTATIOSf TO TUB PHESJI
PEHT AND imi. JOIINIOrl.
On Saturday tho Executive Mansion was
stormed and the Prcsldcntai'rJy captured by
about fifteen beautiful and intelligent young
ladies from Philadelphia. They constituted
a committee deputed to act for their fellow
pupils of tho Northeast Girls' Grammar
School of that city.in tho presentation to the
President and Mrs. Jonxsox of a vase of
wax fruit of most exqulslto design and exe
cution, as a sincere expression of their high
personal regard for Ills Excellency and Mrs.
Jonxsox, and admiration of the President's
public career as a statesman and patriot
The Interview was very cordial, and the
expressions of the President's thanks, for
himself and on behalf of Mrs. Jonxsox, for
the high compliment paid them by the pupils
of the girls' grammar school of the Quaker
city were exceedingly felicitous and happy.
The names of thejoung ladies constituting
tho committee are as follow st
Josiriiixs, IIooklaxd, Etta A. Wrioht,
Mart 8. Swax, Lavixia Mukdill, Alice
Wrrr, Katk Poole, MAnr Solomox, Ioa
Metz, Sali.ir Wriolrv.IIaxxau GoLosHim,
Axa Keck, Louisa Mabtix, Sarah Jack-
away, Bella Davis, Lizzie Meade.
Tho delegation was accompanied by sev
eral gentlemen. After a short conversational
interview, and a wann shaking of delicate
hands, and gentle but earnest expressions of
"God bless you, Mr. President," the bevy of
axsEiuu ortAHT and dutleii.
"Wo hear from Wasblngton that Oenerat Butler
bss completed tbe review of bis campaigns, and Is
ready to pobllsb, bol at the desire of mutual friends
be has been Indaced to poitpone so doing In the
hopes of explanations or apology from Oeoeral
Grant. Tbo Lieutenant Oeoeral, we aro assured,
Is estremely desirous of restoring tbe tnttntt cor
dialt with Oeoeral Butler, and tbe Invitation to his
late "reception" was a step In that direction
Oenenl Butler, bowever. feele that he was deeply
wronged In General Grant's report, and tbat tbe
official documents (which ho has embodied In hie
review) will abundantly sbow tbat bo was; and
hence Is disinclined to accept anything but a full
retraction and apology from tbe Lieuteoant General.
It Is known at Wasblngton thatOenaral Grant Is
extremely desirous the book should not appear. It
Is not, therefore, Improbable tbat a complete recon
ciliation may suon transpire, wbloh all loyal and
generous men will pray bay bo tbe case." Helen
It is not unnatural that some of the radical
school politicians, who aro putting forward
the name of Gen. Grant for tho Presidency,
nay havo expressed a desiro that so formida
nle a radical as Gen. Bctlkr, and one who is
pVrhaps as great a flanker in the fields of pol
itfcs and law as the distinguished Lieutenant
Gdncral is in tho field of war, should not be
uijon unfriendly terms with these military
cujididatcs. But that Gen. GRAXThiniself has
onirc&scd any such a wish concerning the
firthcoming report of Gen. Butler as is in
dicated in the article quoted aboe, we do not
bLlieve. On the other hand, tho report which
(Jen. Butler was ordered to make to the
Committee on tho Conduct of the War is now
In press, and has already been announced in
tho literary papers of ho country by Masox
Brothers of Now York,
In the preparation of his report Oen. But
lvr was afforded every facility by tho Secre
tary of War, in order that Ids official record
may be complete.
Whether Gen. Uctlfr succeeds in getting
entirely out of tho Bermuda Hundred bottle
remains to be seen, but rumor says that he
will show conclusively that he was actuallytn
the bottle, and that Gen. Gram ordered him
there I Wq shall soon see.
TUB CONsjCl'UATqil UNMASKED.
I'orxey, in speaking of his efforts'tp lobby
through Thad. Stevks' New York "Air
Line Railroad," for tho benefit of property
holders in Pennsylvania, through which the
bill provides it shall pass, says in the Chront
rle, Sunday morning:
"Not only hare we mode this a part of our reg
ular newepsper policy, but hare never, until very
lately, bad tbo slightest ssilstsnce even from the
fntotUgtnetr, whose vituperation of Congreis has
made ll so odloqi to tbe lUpaoluaH Stnatert and
Representatives that every object it defends Is at
onco covered with suspicion."
Tbo Italics nro ours. AVo doubt very much
whether the "Jepubllcai S.cnntor?' would
like to believo that tbolr Secretary, alio
writes thus about them, has, tince they elected
him, conspired to destroy their power and to
reorganize the old Democratic party as
against "Republicans" and "Whigs," as class-
lfled before the organization of the Union
party. Yet inch it the fact.
Fast Ridixo. Frank JHslapd, German,
was arrested yeeterdsy by Officers Clements 'and
Caton, of tbo Fourth ward, forTast rlllag. lis wai
taken before Jostles Walter sal load IJ.
ADOOT TJtAT "It AM lit TUB JtOO.T."
KAtler frarn Urs Quibble,
Navt Tavs, Batarday, Marth 31.
To On Editor 0 tkt ITattonal Xcpnkllcnl
DaAa 81a t I want to write yon a letter, and you
to print all tho worda, although I hope you will do
tho spelling over, because I am not gifted that way
and I know tbat you eaa spell as nicely as I can
strlog beads or wlad auk.
Now you ean't think, air Editor, what happened
to my haeband, jAiacs Qoiastn, nil on aooouat of
tbat letter you prioted from tho "Man la the Moon"
last Friday, abont his plagnoy ocllpso. I would
rather havo paid yoa to keep that Utter out twice
as muoh as jAiaus need to pay In Hew York to
keep his name out of tbo police court reports when
ever bo was took up for getting tight acd assaulting
aad battering lamp poets and things; for last Friday
night ho wouldn't stay at home in spite of all I
eould do or say, bat mast go up Into tbo city, as he
said, to respond to tbo appeal of tho man In the'
moon, who wanted tbo "moral support and sym
pathy of the oltlseas."
I told him ho eould look at tbe nssty ocllpso from
our back yard; bat tut, ho must go up town where
ho eould use the proper glatut. I got htm a great
piece of smoked glass, but ho said that wouldn't
do at allhe mast hare glasses of great refractive
power, aad ho was so refractory that ho burst away
from me, and I didn't sea him again natll four
o'clock la tho morning, when he was brought homo
by a lot of fellows who lire on the Pavy.Yard. lit
had boon using glasses of panch until ho eould see
double. You ean't tmsglne my feelings 1 When
bo goes up town lately I'm la a state of doubt
about htm beyond everything. We hare been mar
rled long enough for mo not to like to trust him out
Yes, when he was pat Into tbe door by bis com
panions he was In a terrible state, lie wessuoha
being i I could hardly look at him, much lose get
him to hod. llll hat did sot fit his head, and ho
said ho had taken another man's hat by mistake,
and It vil a smsshod hat He lopped orer upoa
a table la tbe front room, and, half sitting and
half steading, looked at mo dreadfully, opening and
shutting his eyes and grinning. "What kavc you
been doing, Mr. Quibble," I asked Mm. lie Mo
cupped and said, "Been glrlng tbe old fellow
moral s'(hIe)port. We're seen him through."
"Whojiava you seen through, and what do you
mean fly wtonsl tport, and why do you como homo
to rao la caoh a useless oondltton ? " and I fairly
oriod. "I've boon among tbo 'stronomors, lookla'
at tho V.lpsel," he answered. "Then was only
onooollpse,"saldl. "Twosswtwo 'ellpiesbe.
gun with one and endsd with two saw 'em very
I got him Into a chair, and he whispered In my
ear while I was helping him along, "I (hie) I got
a dispatch from tbe old fellow." "Whet old fel
low?" says I. "Why from tho Man la the Moon
that was so (raid tbo ellpeo would clip off bis early
peas. One of tbo stronomors at tbo Smithsonian
(restaurant) got the dispatch for me, and It read,
Ttll QuiUle to treat tkt crowd at my txptnu (gen
erous follow.) Tm getting en orartly and tlian't
nttd rtconttruetton. And so we took a drink, and
every time one of the digits of the eestana limb
was obscured wo took something, and wo
took something hot when it got Into tho penumbra,
I believe," said QoissLa. "You aro an awful
wretch," said I. "Oh!" said Quissu, 'you ought
to've heard the lector tbat one of tbo 'stronomors
give us. Ho said, this 'stronomer did, that there's
nothing like settln' beneath tbe shade of some um
brageous etroam, surrounded by your wife and other
Uttle children of yourfamlly, there to oontemplato
tbo incomprehensibility and other used satellites
whloh devolve on tbelr terrestrial axle-trees round
tho terraqueous nrmamsnt on high 1"
Ills oyesgUitsned, aad I screamed out "Jalras!
Joints! you have got the delirium tremendous!"
Just then tbo milk woman rung tho bell, and I
begged her, for ueroy's sake, to help mo get him
np stairs, wblon tbe kind soul did. I pulled his
boots otr, and he slept like a babe till noon, and
got sp looking decently well; but oh, Mr. Editor,
don't publish any more letters from that hateful
Man in tho Moon, for I don't want my Jalrus tp go
amongst astronomers and such bad eompany; It
makes him such a good-for.nothing.
oki. iiawt.et's position iii ex-
DOttSEKEKT Of TUB PltBSIDBHT.
The Hartford correspondent of the New
York Timet, reviewing the present canvas In
Connecticut, speaksof Gen. Uawley's action
in the State Union Nominating Convention,
where he was a member of tho committee on
resolutions, as follows:
"To Gen. Haw ley attaches tho responsi
bility and tho honor of tho draft of thn ma
jority of tho resolutions, among which, and
prominent, we una tue louowing endorsement
of the President, which was received with
cordial applause and unanimous approval, its
text being as follows:
"7fotW, That we unite our lamentations with
those of tbo nation over the grave of the honest,
unolnohlng, patriotic and great-hearted Abraham
Lincoln, whoso name will stand by tho side of tbat
of Washington while the Repnbtlo endures
" Bttolvtd, Tbat we gladly express our confi
dence in tbe integrity, ability and patriotism of his
successor, Andrew Johnson, who braved secession
In tbe Senate, and defied armed rebellion In Ten.
neeieet who sprang from the people, and Is identi
fied with all tbolr Tntercclsi and wo do pledge him
our hearty support in his labors for a Jnst, complete
and permanent restoration of tbo Union.
"Standing squarely on this platform, Ocn.
Hawley was then presented as tho Union
condidato for Governor, and made a brief
but eminently honest, praiseworthy address
of acceptance, in which he pledged himself
to tho support of tho principles embodied in
miMORED OIITUItOANCB IN IUCII-UOKD-
There is a report that the Government, here,
has interfered with a proposed celebration, by
tho colored people of Richmond, of tho an
niversary of the. fall of that city, on the 3d
inst 17o hare the best authority for saying
that neither the President or Gen Gram has
interfered In the matter in any manner. The
subject Is entirely within tho control of Ocn.
Terrt, who is a man of safe judgment, and,
being on the ground, knows best what to do
in the premises. He is .authorized to act pru
dently in the event of any unnecessary or
illegal disturbance of tho peaco on cither
ACTION OR THE "ClVll, llIQHT8"IIII.r.
Private dispatches received here from
Vermont asf night state that tho funeral of
the lato Senator Foot will not tako place
until Tuesday, This will prevent the absent
Senators from returning to Washington be
fore Wednesday ctenlng. Therefore, by
agreement, the Bcnato will tako no final ac
tion upon the "Civil Rights" bill until Thurs
day, when the absent Senators will be in their
Graud Concert for the DeneAt of the Church
at St. Aloysluo.
Vr, 1IABE1.1UNM, Madame 1(rstscbuar, Miss
McKslbrs and Mr. Gsssqs, v6csl!iH, aiilited by
Mesers, Sbsbusr apd Kapsi.r,, pianists, will give
a grand ooncsrt this srenlng at Metserott 1111,
aad It will bo seen from tbe programme advertlied
in another column, that an unuioally rich treat Is
offered on this occasion of Hasblvabm's last ap
Resioxed. Mr. J. II. Abbott, of New
Hampshire, for seversl years counseled with the
Sanitary Commlsilon, has realgnsd his position aad
will return to his home In New Hampshire. Mr,
ii, was one of tho most active offioers of the Com
mission, sad has many friends In this city,
r f i ii
FroodMeaa Aflalra la SBIeelselppl.
Colonel Bameel Thomas, Assistant Commissioner
for Freedmaa's Affairs la the ' tato of Mississippi,
under date of Vlckeburf , March ltth, reports to
Major General 0. 0. Howard tbat tbo freodmen are
In a procperous eondltlon, and more laborers are
needed In alt parts of tho State. No oomptatala
are made of vagrants or of those who wilt not work
from mistaken Ideas of freedom; 'Vnd 11 seems,11
says tbo Commissioner, "that all the fears eatsr
talned by tho Southern people on thts score hare
passed away." Tbo demand for tabor on tho planta
tions protects tbe negro from 'abuse, when his em
ployer Is reitratned from no other motive) as tho
man wbo waats his work performed, and knows
that his neighbor wants to aasploy freedmea, will
not do anything that will bs likely to oauso his
laborers to leave.
Complaints somtttmos are brought to the notice
of tho Assistant Commissioner about complications
arising oat of neighbors qaarrolHog ahoat employ
log froedmen. Froedmon are benefited by such
differences, as they ean choose between tbe con
testants for their sorvtoes, and secure liberal eon-
tracts. On aa average, the freedmea are rooelvlng
$15 per month, with board.
Issued In month of March, I860:
rMt!oal eurreaey (sewlesae)., ,i,al,SSS,100 00
Usllsa SUUs lffj-ler notee SOO 000 00
FrMtloiil eurreaey (old issue).. IS, SIS SO
Amount of ohlpmonts-ef fractional eurreaey for
the week ending March SI, 1866:
To Halted States Aettatsat Treasurer, Hew
Tork 1100, 000 00
To Veiled Slu AituitsalTrouttrer, Fall's. 100,000 00
To Nllloml Dtik 100,000 70
Tolsl 0300,000 70
The disbursements of the Treasury Departmeat
on account of War, Nary, aad Iatorior Depart
ments were, for the raooth of March 1
During the same period tho repayments lato the
Treasury by these Departments were:
Nary 1,140 007
laterlor , T7.JM
The receipts of the Internal Revenuo Bu
reau for tho week ending Batarday, March 31st,
amounted to M7,D79.J1.
Pour new National Banks were author
ised last wsek, making the total number thus far
Natioxal baxk circulation to the amount
of $1,430,800 were Issusd last week. Total Issued
to date, $:o,2t,lTO.
Important Order lleepecttna tha DlstrUS ef
Qsneral Howard has issued tbo following
Brassu or Bsroesss, Fassoasr, abb Aasnosaa
Lasds, IIsadooastsss Amisv. CoaaiMtossa, I
OlIVSICV OS OOLTMBIA, f
Waibisotos, D. CM-.r-i.ll, IMS. j
By tho seccesifal operation of tbe Bmployment
Offices In this ottv and In Alexandria aad branch
offices sustained by benerolent associations la Bal
timore, Philadelphia, and other northern elites,
employtneot at good wages has been found, suffi.
elent for all tbo able-bodied free people who are
without work and tor all who aro working for wages
lnadequato to tho support of their families.
By thts aad similar means the Asslstsat Commis
sioner Is prepared to provide for all eolored orphan
ohildrea. Among tbo InstrumentalltlM for this
DurDose msv bo mentioned tbo "Colored Orphans
Home," Georgetown, and tbe "Farm Bchool" of
at. si. ueftioroii, near stastern urauen rara, in ims
Dlitrict where those botween tho agee of T and 13
will be generously oared for.
All who are sick wiU be taken Id ebargo by the
Medical Department of this Bureau. Tbe aged
and infirm, and those permanently disabled, will be
provided with eomfortablo homes at Froedmeu's
Village, Arlington, Vlrglsla, and at tbe "Soldiers'
There being, therefore, no longer any need of
issuing uovornmont supplies to tno ireoa people in
this District by this Bureau, all such issues will
cesse on the 10th of April next Thereafter Gov
eroment relief to the freed people will bo afforded
only In the maaaer above Indicated.
The soup-houses will bo closed and tbe dlstribu.
lion of wood and clothing be discontinued.
It Is believed that this measure which may seem
harsh and unkind, aad mar uvea reiult iu some
suffering In a limited number of eases, will be of
great pennenent Deneat to an too eoloroa popula
tion of tho Distrlet.
The Aesletant Commlsstooor would bespeak tha
co-ODeratloa of all tbeboaevolent aseoeiatloas bar
log agsnts here, the preachers of colored eburcheef
and all others Intsrcsted la the well-being of tbe
need people, to aid nlm In Induelnx those who are
Idle or working for Insufficient wages, to accept of
toe gooa pieces onerea ana to leave tois visinot.
And any others of the freed people who can,
ought to go elsewhere, both for their own adraa.
tue and that of thoss wbo remain.
Bents will thus be rednoed, wages Increased, and
In all respects the eondltlon of the freed people here
be Improved. Aad those who go away not only
leave a erowded, prlson-llko locality, where tbelr
very freedom Is lafrlnged upon by their numbers,
but they go forth to new opportunities for the de
velopment of their faculties, wbsre they will have
the credit of self support, as well as faculties for
acquiring property and scouring Its benefits to
By order of
Brr. Bars. Obb. 0. II. HOWARD.
PEN, PBKCI1. AND SCISSORS.
April came in yesterday gushing with
lanshlno and a breath as genial as that of balmy
Tuk German Republican paper in Cincin
nati IhsFoMsiblr sustains the veto of the
Civil Rights bill.
Or all tho shameless knaves, Bennett, of
the New York lUrald, Is the worst .Ifonsy's
The pulpits of the principal churches were
decorated yoeterday with floral offerings, presented
by tbe ladles of tho President s household.
A fire occurred in Vesey street, N. Y.,
near the Aitor House yssterdsy morning, hut tho
hotsl ssoaped damags.
Alexaxder II. Stihexs arrived in Rich.
mond Saturday night, in route for Wasblngton. Ho
Is eipooted here to-day, at)d will appear before tho
Committee on Reconstruction.
Ix Richmond, Saturday afternoon, Second
Afrlcsn ohurch and several adjoining housee of lit
tle value near Q ambler's II 111 were deetroyod by
The Senate of New York on Saturday
passed a bill prohibiting the use of free passes on
railroads. It prohibits tbo givtag of such paeiss
to others. then persons employed on the road and
objects of ohsrlty.
Uxoer a special charter from tho State of
New York, there has beep pitabllihsd a "Safe
Deposit Company," where safes aro rented la a
fire-proof building from 120 to S49 per snnnm.
Tbe reipomible espress eoupanlss will deposit and
withdraw for parsons at a diitanco.
Soke slip-shod news guerrilla in this city
makes ths Boetoa Tramcript pay for telsgrsphlng
such nonsense as the following: " It Is reported, on
high authority, tbst It Oen. Hawley Is elected Oov
ernor tbo Freildent will back down In his opposi
tion to tbe Radicals."
launch of the New auaboel Q,Blo.ebaus.
The splendid- nsj gijaboat Culnebaug was
launched at the Brooklyn nary-ysr ' baU past
nine o'clock Saturday morning, in tha prsssnee of
several thousand pereons. The qulnebeug wss
ehriitened by Lieut. Com. Dabibl B. Uabboxv.
The launch was saperlntended by Naval Construc
tor B. F. Dslabo, and his Militant, Mr. Tuoxas
Wbbs. The dimensions of ths Qulnsbaag are: Ex
treme length, 220 feet length between perpendic
ulars, 216 fseti extreme width of beam, 80 fssti
depth of hold, 13 feet 8 Inthct. She Is pierced
for 10 guns, will have 4 screw engines or o horse
power sub, and will tarry a crew of 180 men,
J, Medio, one of the editorial staffer tha
Chicago TrUnnt, arrived at WtUard's last eve.
Mrs, JxrrERSox Davis will trrobablv arrive
her to-day to ask permission of tho President to
Miss Millie W. Oarfextrr U to publish
a volume of poems, This lady Is the, swsetest
singer prodaoed by the. Wast slaee Alloa Carey,
IIox. Qto. Asnxtrx, one of the Govern-
meat Directors of tho TJalon Paolflo Railroad, has
gone to. New York to attend a meeting of thai
Da. Billows suggests s physiological ex
planation of tbe extremlem in Oongross. He says
It Is "led somewhat crustily by bachelors .tightly
wedded U tbelr own ways for want of blUer brides. "
Miss Mart A. IlAurrox, of Lincoln county,
North Carolloa, recently, shot and kuled an eagle
which measared mae feet from tip to tlpT'A lady
of her name should not hava shot at tha "royal
Mrs. Sexator SrsAaux, daughter of Chief
Jeatteo Chase, leaves this olty on Tuesday for New
York, from which port she will sail on Wodeeedey,
In the steamer Australasian, for Europe. She will
spend the summer and autumn abroad.
Oraxd Gift Oarxival. Norwood, the
Fakir aad originator of gift eonoorta, will Inaugu
rate his groat sift oarnlral at tbo Wasblngton
Theatre oa Wedneeday creator, April . la ad.
dltlon to his wonderful neeromaacy, ha presoats aa
entirely new aohemo. Then an bo blanks. Ha
gives everybody a preseat, yoang aad old. Vo
ebesp Jewelry all aseful articles. Jast ta make
fan, he will give away a lira saueallag pig. Re
member, everybody gets a useful preeeat tbo first
night, Wedaesdsy, April a, at tho Washington
Sea of Ice. As many of our citizens were
unable to attend the representations of thts grand
spectacular drama daring tho aeasoa of Lent, Mr.
Hess has announced the piece for one mon pen
formaace this erenlog.
Dax Rice. Don't forget that Dak Rice's
great menagerie and circus will be unfolded to tha
public this afternoon and erenlag, under tbe snowy
caaras at ths foot of EIith'itrMl.
Mehberb of Congress eagerly and devot
edly crave truth, but they are confused, befogged.
.M-CalTaurjr Baptist Chareh meoto ererr
Sabbath la tbe Cbareh, eorser of Xlttk aad It street.
Serrlee erery, teadsy at II a. ts. aad steals. Suit
free. Rer. T. P, Howlttt. pester. deso.lf
AT-Pain r.lrl lor tha Dement of IhoSlith
PmkyUrlaa Chink, will be held at Sssloa U.lt. .
mcsilirWIDKUDAY, April 4,'lSta, eooUaelsf two
weeks. All Ike uiusl attrMllese for comfort sad pleas
ure wlU be foeis. steamed eytters from tbo eslsbrsled
ostablUhmestof HurcyaCcwUI be eerved by tbe
ladles every oeontsiv
S awe Uekete to ceils. SUU tUasU SO seals. Cbtl
drea half pries. atbSS.If
aa-DreoclulVoeuIlas; Amu Tha Hoard for
thelxsmlssUoaof BreHh.Loadlsff Anas.efwkUbOea
eral Bseeeek Is presides!, 1 aew la sesslsa at Ho, SI
Arms will be received dally, bejweea the aearo of 11
a. m. asd S p. vs., uaUt farther uotlse.
Investors are reeeetted Io eabmlt tbelr arme la per.
eoa or by at eat to the recorder of tbe beard.
"VM tf leeorder.
T Notice .To tho Taxpayers of Wash
iseros Cm The Board of Assume kavlss completed
the Aeaasl Assestmest for ISaS, hereby sire aotlee
tbst tbty wltl ell as a Board of, Appeals sad fer ths per
poM of mehlsr eortecUeis from WIDSssSAY, lbs ltlh
IssUst, to APRIL IiLlSSS, lielulre. (Seadsye eaeept
ed.) at the rasa of tbe Tnetees of PabUs Schools, Third
Story, WMt wl.i of CUr HsIL from a. m. U J p. m. each
day. ByerisroftkePreeUesL sshll,
AS" Office Washlnwtem Oaa Light Cams
FAXT. Os sad aner Hsreh 1, lass, (aelU rartksr ae
Use.) Ike price of COM will be twelve scats per aasael.
ml-lf OEO. A. MolLniXXT. Esslsoor.
aVUadasm BUmmta' Pile Salve a ValmaVIe
Bemedy for that Dtwaaot also, a CoaeempUea Destroy
er, aad aa laUre Care for the Brosshltls, Asthms, s.
eaa bo foaad at Btott's Drag Store, opposite HsUesst
Detail GUmeafs, aesr afelropolttaa Hotel! Ford's, cor
aerof XlereBlhasd FeBaiylesalaavoansi BslwUle's,
sorserof Twelfth aad PoeasylvsaUaveaael XlUottX
corner of F aad Twelfth etreete Harbsof h's, eoraer of
0 T I 0 E .
! .tut NMlTaVl III tint iOBtlTf
PAXI8UH I PR IK (I GOODS,
OT XT OWlff lUrORTATIOlT,
On.ltal.cptrtlT,.. 8Uki, H.BtlllM, DrMi aid Hi.
till. Tiiuuliga, BouiU, rtowtri, UblMR., MlllUtjrf
UtXHai la ftnaral, llftidaom lttw Slylw B1U ti
CriTiU, Coat, JU, Wrtir 1UU aad Vtjaatta, PoUU,
Folal Appllqi, VtaUsaaUaaaaad Oaiymr IsMm, aid
a f rial "-vrUi la Hank lUtrwork
111 tbai (oda art li adapUd for thPrMl $
oa.aad I aop Ik. Unlr trl4,qaUltr aad nodaraU
price will laaar tha approlkiiaa of cattoncrk.
eVaatUlaa aad Dm-M nadt to order,
apt-.f SU P.iA. art. l T Clto TrtTtro, Vui.
AP A I It
Da. it wit or
BT. JOSEPH'S ORP1UH ASTLOM
will U fawU at
ODD KLLOrTS HALL,
BiBTIB M0HD.1Y, APRILS, IMS.
ThtobjMtof thla fair la to ratio faadafgr tbo per
poao of oalarf la( tao Aiyloin.ooaa to aoBJontaodalo a
I malar aamlr of orphan. Tha patroaaroof tha pablio
rMpeKlfollf aolleltad latahalf of thla ohatitj,
7. Feartf.ntt. Blroat, oppoalto Wlllard'a HoUl,
Wl-sat. to inform bla friaada that aa haa J ait raootrod a
fall a-wrttatat of fraaeh, Eaf llih aad Domeilla Clot ha
aad Caul mart of tho nifct faahloaablo alylaa aad
oolor. aad ho woalJ bo pliaiod to aarvo than oa tha.
tnoit raaaoaabla urnu aad at tho ahorUal aotlao, ,fr
47-Caatora Aflr for thobonaflf of draco
Prooitaat ipUeopil caerea, Py. Aft KgD UOLMEAr.
fiaator, will ba bald at IliUIlUMD1 1ULL, VitflilJ
Aiaaaa, batwaaa atith aad Baraolh atxoata, oomnaaalag
oa UOHDAT EVEJIIKO, April 3, aad ooatlaao two
TABLEAUX EVERT EVE3IK0. aS-tf
" BOOKSELLER AHD STATIOUER,
134 PaaaaylTaala avaaoa. S dooro wait of ITUth ttroot,
Alt tha lit Booka of tb ago rataWod ! mad fatal T
apoa laiao front tho pran, aad ftr aalo at pabllabora1
9rif. . .
Inpoitad Stationary and An art can uaaafaetBro, of all
f radaa aoj T.rlitr. at tho lowa.t Maw York prlaaa.
Blaak Hooka of all alylaa oa haad, aad mad to ordar
without loaa of tlmo
VUItlaf Carda prlatod, aad plataa oniravod la tho
latoat faahloa. .... .,, . ,
aia II.SI..I II.aia anntil il ml TintillmWl-m' tmlm
Alt teat I iravaee.yri". r---- - ..
Papar aad Enalopoa nampad to trdar. apl tr
HADY'S NATIONAL PIIO.
!M BROAD WAT,
W esrly oppcilte Sisee Cbsreh.
Vtr. Brsdy bss oa view aad for esle at bis dsllery, as
abeye, ., .
FQBTBAlTB Of ALL. OFFICERS,
of both eervleee, who bars dlillsiehed'lh.melres la
lbs Isle wsr. The etue vary from oarli lie tuttl to
"le'saYulea to hit varied astortmeel of Mksaeuci, If r.
Brady bss a
OOLLICTIOX OF VIEWS
of almeit svery polsl msde Uilorle la tbe recent oca
S'et, which II rosy bspreiomsd will be vslaedbael
oalr tbote more ImmsdUlely eoseersed, bet tbelr
frleale, ae memeatee of Iks trials IbrcSfh which, las
asttoa has j sit pasted. lt , . t
sir, Brady always pays coasldersbls atteatloa to I
lbeiewelyleof POBTBAITS IX PORCUAW hse
bssa trotshi by Hr, Brsdy to p trfecUoa. epl-tl
- ' BBBi mmm