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THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 18G6.
WMliliiirton. City. I. C
W. J. MOTtTAOlI A CO , rDBUSIIKRS.
S. P. HANSC0M, EDITOR.
TIIDRSDAT MORNINa::::::::::APKILi, 18t.
Tut Presidential levees at the Eiccntlre
Mansion will be dispensed with until further
Too ladies of the President'! household
will receive callers on Fridays, afternoon and
It Is some time since we hove had an ont-and-ont,
old-fashioned town meeting glorifi
cation, when the eagle Is permitted to soar
without limit, and the "bird ,of freedom" to
flap Its wines without let or hindrance; and
its recurrence, not Intellectually beneficial, is
-at least refreshing. Indiana indulged Tuesday
night In a symposium of music and eloqencc.
With a brass band, one Senator, and three or
four Congressmen, the laid herself out in
mutual admiration of each other and the
distinguished bodies to which the orators
belonged, and In unrestrained condemnation
of the "man at the other end of the avenue."
The palmiest days of parliamentary great
ness and virtue could not compare with the
exalted merits of the Thirty-Ninth Congress;
and the darkest hours of despotic tyranny
was more than paralleled by the Sixteenth
President. The ono was characterised by
tnore than Ciceronic intellect and Fabian
wisdom; tho other was steeped in such un
mitigated perfidy that In comparison Cii.i
ocu was respectable and Domitian humane.
During the rebellion the chronic disease cf
the American people for vehement elocution
and top-lofty oratory was somewhat abated
by the overshadowing terrors, and the over
whelming realities of civil war. Men could
scarcely overstate the trejnendons issueswhich
involved the country. To allude to danger
then, was to speak of a great nation in a
tern grapple for life and death ; to alludo to
the flag, was to refer to the glorious banner
which waved over a million of armed men ;
to allude to duty, was. to speak of the strongest
feelings of patriotism enlisted for a most
sacred cause. Then words meant something.
and eloquence did not depend upon worn-out
metaphors, stale commonplaces, or impro
But this onslaught upon an enemy that no
longer exists; this routing rebels who are
quietly engaged in tho peaceful duties of cit
izenship; this fighting imaginary battles
from the front steps of a 'Washington boarding-house,
is very safe, but we must insist that
it is very senseless. The carnival or "bun-
combo " which was held Tuesday night was in
celebration of the passage of the Civil Illghts
bill. That bill, as we have demonstrated,
under guise of devotion to human rights, in
sults the dignity, tampers with tho time-lion-
ercd immunities, and blasts the inherent
rights of the States of this Union. Nowhere
will this truth be sooner discovered than in
Indiana. The Iloosiera will learn before tho
cummer ends that an American Congress, in
order to bestow an equivocal benefit on tho
black men of this country, have frustrated
the dear-bought privileges which from the
days of the Revolution have been their pre
cious inheritance. It is not the first tune that
liberty has been used in tho, service of en
croachment and usurpation. The excesses
of power always precede its downfall. We
do not think there will be quite as much sere
nading In Indiana over this bill In October us
there was in Washington in April.
The great card of the evening, the feature
of the whole performance, eclipsing even tho
whole energies of the brass and wind instru
ments, was the annihilation of the President
by the last speaker. There has not been such
a "pitching in" since tho "British lion" used
to be challenged by the earlier orators of the
country. Sajs the You so Columbian In
MiKTIH Giiuzzlewit: "I dare that lion; I
taunt that Hon; Hfll that lion that freedom's
hand once twisted in his mane he lies a corpse
before me." Says tho irato member from
Indiana : "lie would say here, In the hearing
of tho seat of power, that the men of Indiana
will stand firm. Wo have told the man at
tho White House we will not go with him In
his treasonable acts. As an old Hoosier
said, the other day, "We havo him on the
ground and aro rolling over him." The
M. C. waxed warmer and more fervent;
he tells us that the President is to be
'mashed," that "the dog days may come, the
hot weather may come, tho cholera may
come," but Congress wont go, and he winds
up in an original burst of the loftiest inspi
ration by sajing, "Tho American people will
de over and crush out any man who stood
n the way of freedom " Against such tor
rents of eloquence we arc powerless. To
such lucid and convincing arguments reply
s Impossible. We might urge something ob
ectionable on the score of taste, but we recall
he scorching rebuke of Elijah 1'oqram, in
defence of a hoosier Demosthenes years ago.
Rough ho may be so. So uir our liars.
Wild he may be so. So air our llullulcrs.
Hut he Is a child of Natur, and a child of
frcidom, and his boastful answer to tlin
Tyrant and Despot is, that his bright homo
is In the Settiu' Bun." Remembering this
we are silent.
1KH. K.tll'K APPOINTED I'OSTMAS.
TKIl OP IIAUHUmmtl, PA.
Actio, In accordance with tbe direction ofiha Pre.
ldfDt'f circular, relatlT. to tbt appointment of sol
dlers and sailors to places of booor and trust In th
civil list, In conformity with tbe often oxproried will
of the people, and In tbe spirit of true patriotism,
Postmaster General Dssaisoa has recommended to
tbe President MaJ Gen Juisru F Ksirnto be poit
snaeterof llarrlsbura;, l'a., vlee Gsonas Biucseu
removed. Tbe President, actios; npon such recom
atendetlou, fcas nominated Gen. Ksiri to tbe Sen
ate for eonlrmetlon. We understand that tbeGen.
oral has tbe endorsement of Gov. Clam and otbtr
prominent men of tbe Keystone Bute for tbe place
Geo Kairs's record is tbal of a gallant soldier
la tbe late rebellion, always for the Union and Con.
UtelloD, and loyal to tbe Government nnder all
wlrennutanees, Bwh an appointment" cannot fall
( call aejt a faroraMe popular response.
IUImIs Central Il.llr.l.
frees a eocamunisetloa to the Speaker of tbe
TJomse, sent by tbe Aecretery of War, relatlre to
tbe moneys paid by tbe Qoetrnmeat for tranrpor.
teiloa orefthe Illinois Central Hellroad, It appears
tbal tbe afF'f" ,'" " ' '6,, reaches
jt Kt.JTO.CJ, of which $S7S,3S 1 was yii to
THEN AND NOW.
It is a Into saying, because It is so true,
that " History repeats itself." The similarity
Is striking between the days that tried the
souls of tho fathers of our country and those
of national restoration or re-organizatlon.
J ust before Uomwallis surrendered at York
town, wo wcro on tho brink of ruin. It was
the gloomiest hour since tho Declaration of
Independence. The finances had becomo ex
hausted ; paper currency was almost worth
less; the army was clamoring for Its long
delayed and hard-earned pay, and it seemed
impossible, even with the aid of France, to
carry on another campaign.
When tho treaty of peace was finally con
cluded, an exciting question arose in the State
and National Councils as to tho proper course
to bo pursued toward the torics. It was ar
gued on the one side that they deserved no
favor; that their bitter prejudices, their dis
appointed hopes, their mortification at defeat,
and their want of sympathy with the Govern
ment, would necessarily prevent them from
becoming good citizens.
On the other hand, it was contended that
the surest way of making them friendly and
extracting bitterness, was to treat them with
forbearance, and as far as possible forget their
past conduct ; that " in a civil war no man
was justly answerable for any thing but in
sincerity in choosing his side, or infidelity in
adhering to it."
Those who advocated mild measures were
at first very unpopular, and stigmatized as
traitors who had joined hands with tho ene
mies of their country; but after a few years
reason gained the supremacy over this feel
ing, and tho intemperate spirit subsided.
Refugees were allowed to return, confiscated
property was largely restored, and those who
had waged war against America becamo
quiet, law-abidingcitizens, and even loving the
Government they once despised.
within a year we have passed through
phases that bear a close resemblance to the
times we have described.
Early in tho spring of 18G3 our financial
affairs sorely troubled Mr. Ltvcout and his
Cabinet. To ask for another large loan from
the patriotic mosses seemed hazardous; the
thought that another draft for three hundred
thousand men migt be necessary, was ap
paling; to carry on a war for another year, of
such stupendous magnitude, seemed almost
In his eagerness for peace in any way con
sistent with the honor and plighted faith of
the nation, the President, dispensing with all
punctilio, astounded the assembled. Congress
by quietly departing from the Executive
Mansion, with no attendant but the footman
of his family carriage, to hold his carpet-bag,
and proceeding to Hampton Roads to confer
with certain insurgent commissioners, and to
intimate his willingness to conccdo the most
liberal terms If they would return to their al
legiance. Dy the blessing of Providence, and tho In
domitable perseverance of Oeneral Ubaxt,
the Insurgents were at last forced to )ield to
our arms, and they were not compelled to
degrade themselves in tho sight of the victor.
The terms granted to them were on the sup
position that they wero sincere, Although er
ring and deluded.
For a few months after the triumphal pro
cession of the armies of Mkadc and Hmavav
through the streets of the National Capital,
every one was pleased with tho propitious
state of afiairs, and tho remarkable good bo
havior of thoso recently in rcbcllon. The
energies of General Qrt vera turned to
ward the work of disbanduig the finest armies
tho world ever saw, and it was belto cd that
the true policy was to restore the political
itatiu of the erring States us soon as con
Hut as the time for the session of Congress
drew nigh the question as to the mode and
the time for tho restoration of the rebel
Slates to their old privileges began to be
agitated, and has continued until the country
is not only aroused, but divided on this ques
Now, as after the surrender of Cohmcii.
lis, the more enthusiastic are opposed to
lenient measures. They would not recognize
the insurgents as engaged in a great civil
war. They bcltei e that the majority of the
South art! not to be trusted, and that to re
store them to their former position on easy
terms would be on act of national suicide.
A respectable minority agreeing with Mr.
Jouvsov, who appears to be walking in the
footsteps of his illustrious predecessor, affirm
that the surest way to hurraonize tho nation
is to allow every loyal representative to take
his seat; that slavery being dead no human
power can revive it, and that i must, from
motives of self-interest, soon appear to every
Stato wisely to legislate in a manner that will
induce free labor to remain within its bounds.
Tho agitation must go on, and it is, per
haps, well that it should, but we can but
think that tho views of modcrato men, as
after the Revolutionary war, will at length
prevail, and the language of tho late procla
mation of Mr. Johnson, "that peoplo who
have revolted, and who have been overcome
and subdued," will "bo dealt with so as to
induce them voluntarily to bciome friends."
Maj. (Jf.v. W. 11. Markle, arrived at the
Klfkwood last night
Spnator Wiutov left town for Mussachu.
setts last evening, and will be absent until Men
AaTt.tr. lu Ueorffse..
Chip. .In SI To rot r (colored) has joit returned
from an eitenslr tour through tbe South. Jit rep
resent the But of Georgia as being far Id advance
of any otbtr Stat South In ber legislation and
trratintnt of tht eolortd people, lit believes
(1 corgi will be! he pioneer In granting iu (Tragi to
tht blacks, that ber laws now virtually contemplate
vary right but that, and yet there art grievances
which might bt remedied lie can't undent and
how it li that Alabama, on tbt ont aide, and South
Carolina, on tht other, should Le io far behind
Georgia in their provisions for tbttr eolored oltl
seni lit aj i Mr A H Stephen! li Tery popular
with tht eolortd people) that tbt freed men art bard
at work, and e-e trying to procure real eitatt and
comfortable homesteads, lie pays Gen Tllaon, of
tht Freedmen's Bureau, a, strong compliment ai a
worthy patriot and true to tbt Inttreiti of hu
manity, Mr Tomer li known to bt a faithful friend of
hie raa, and ti therefore entitled to publlo confl
dene! la tbeat statements.
Ita u am UriBA. "Ida Trev.aU" wat finely
rendered Jut nlgnt at the Washington Theatre to a
ratlttr thla boose. We trait that oar eltlieni will
aiUttddBringtbe remAlnlog nlghti Io inch Hum
bert aj to fir tbt encouragement to tbt utLrti of
tUi troupe wUb tb7 w rUhJj nirit.
THE NFEEriT OF SPEAKER COI
BcnuTLKJt Colfax, Breaker of tho United
States House of Representatives, made a
speech to a serenade party on tho evening of
tho lUth Instant. Among; other things,. that
gentleman Is reported to hare said:
"Tbt President of tht United Plates, la hie proo
elanattott last If ay appelating provisional gover
nor!, dttUrtd that tht Btatei which had been la
rebellion were without ! government. That
wae a fact at palpable at tht it are when tbty ahlnt
la tbt bearena. My regret la for I unit eptak
plainly to-night-tbal OoBgrtes wae not at that
tint talltd togttbtr. I btlttTt It would have bait
ntd tht work of rtftnrtruetlon. I bell eft that
OoDgrtea aid th President, by bit approral of
their Itgtslatlta, weald hara salted last eaaimtr on
policy tf rteoaetraetlta which would bare been
acceptable It beta braacbte f tbt Gorarvnitnt,
and la which tbt Boala, acting UU eoaearrent
action, would bare atqulteetd."
Mr. Coltjlx regrets now. for the first time,
to tho knowledge of the American people.
Congress was not called together nearly one
year ago. lie declares that it seemed to Mm,
immediately after the assassination of Presi
dent Li it col, that an " extraordinary occa
sion" had occurred sufficient to warrant Ircv.
Idcnt Jonirsox In calling an extra session of
Congress. Now, this Is strange language for
the third o nicer in tho Government to em
ploy at this late day on so grave a subject
With all duo deference to tho distinguished
gentleman, we will ask Mr. CoLrxx whether,
observing tho national peril to which he re
fers, he, as Speaker of the Hbusc, ever sug
gested tho idea to President Johnsok that
Congress should bo called together T Moro
titan this. Instead of realising that anything
very 4'cxtaoru;lnay,, had occurred to irapcnl
tho country, did Mr. Colfax not leave the
city and tho Atlantic SUtcs, and join on ex
pedition and go his way rejoicing "across the
continent," on a Pacific Railroad exploring
expedition? Certainly ho did.
Neither Mr. Colfax, or any other man,
con produce tho Senator or Representative
who ever suggested to President Johnson
that there was any necessity for calling Con
gress together In April or May, 1805 1 That
man dots not live! Such talk at this late
day Is good buncombe for a serenading party
In April, 16CC, but it is not hardly what wc
havo a right to expect from Speaker Colfax.
On the subject of reconstruction, the
Speaker is rather moro sound. lie declares:
"You will ask me, perhaps, what le my policy of
reoonst rue lion r I will tell you in a rery lew
words It Is tht poller of recon it ruction laid
down by Andrew Jobnsoa with eucb tmphatla and
tarnes.nass in nis SDeecnes made to tne rcopit be
tween tbt month of June, 1844, and tht month of
May, 1865. (Chetrt I endorse bu sentiments,
proclaimed by him in Naihrille tbe night be wae
nominated Vice President, and by him In tbe capl.
tal tbt day when tbt news of tbt surrender of Let's
army was received. I tndorst the sentiments
utteced by blm to rarlous committees upon his
entering on tht Prtildeacy. I learned those senti
ments from blm and cannot unlearn them now, I
believed them then, and I believe In them still
They showed his comtruetlon of the IUltlmor
platform, and higher still, of his feelings of duty to
tbe country. Ills radical speeches In Tennessee
were endorsed by bis election, and I stantTby those
declarations Yet they can be condensed Into one
single sentence, and that Is "Loyal men thai I
govern a preserved Republic." Cheers I itand
by that doctrine, tbe Congress of tbt United 8tates
standi bv that doctrine: It will crtTalL and In the
policy of reconstruction which shall be adopted, If
wt art rauorui to ourseires; ir we art nitnrai to
tht couotm If wt art faithful to tbe brave men
who went forth from their happy homes to die for
tnt saiTauon or lot country, we win proclaim in
our legislation, as Andrew Johnson proclaimed at
Nash r ills, "Loyal men shall govern a preserred
Its pu tile."
Now this Is all right Speaker Colfax
declares himself to be a Johnson man. Wc
can forgive a little buncombe in a candidate
for the President, if he is only right on the
main question. President Joiineoh reasserts
the same doctrines that he announced in the
several speeches and documents referred to
by Mr. Colfax. Ho behc.es to-day that
"loyal men shall govern a preserved repub
lic." lie never mado a declaration or per
formed an act inconsistent with that idea.
We welcome Mtv Colfax back upon tho
platform of the National Union party, where
Mr. Jouisson took his position in 16G4, and
where he now stands. The skies brighten.
Testimony before tht Ileeouet ruction Com
mittee. Tht Recom traction Committee yeiterday bad
before them sereral Important witnesses, among
them ex rebel Viet President AtaxiXDca IX. Sri-
Tim. the nature of whose testimony has not yet
transpired. Mr. Thom ai W. Cook, editor of the'
Wilmington (N. 0.,) JIeraUt submitted some impor
tant testimony In regard to Mr Lis corn's vlilt to
Richmond Immediately on the rebel araouutlonof
that town.at which time It appears tbt late Preildent
actually did enter Into negotlatlone with rebel em.
mlaiarlts with an ultimate view to peace During
his etay la Richmond be held two Interviews with
Judge Oamti ill, then the rebel Aislstant Secretary
of War, at the second of which, In the cabin of the
steamer Malvern, Admiral Porter's flagship, he
banded to Judge Oiupiell a written memorandum
containing propositions for peace This document
was unaddressed, and without date or signature j
but It was in Mr. Lnu.OL.Ti own handwriting,
and before being delivered was read by Mr Lin.
colh to bis rebel audltors.and each of lie paragraphs
eparately and extensively explained and com.
Tbe propositions so submitted art substantially
those embodied In tbt Prtitdent's letter to Hon.
F. P. Blaib, sr , which was printed at tbe time of
Mr. Blair's visit to Richmond, though accoinp.
nled by one or two additional paragraphs, in one of
which Mr.LtxcoLK unequivocally promlitd to stay
tbt exaeutlon of tht confiscation law In tbt cast of
tbt ptople of ao"Statt that should accept such
Tbla ultimatum was circulated quite freely
among prominent secessionists In Richmond for
sereral days, but was then suppreiied by urdera
It also appears from Mr Cook's testimony that
Preiident Lincoln was tbt source of tho authority
by which tbe oall waa limed previous to Lee's
surrender for tht assembling la Richmond of tbe
Virginia State Legislature, wbloh call was subse
quently revoked by orders sent from hero
Tbla testimony Is highly Important at this time,
as showing the diipoilLlon by which Mr Lixcoli
was animated at tht time of his cruel death, and
establishes tbe fact that his soocesior has In no
manner departed from tbe policy his Illustrious
predecessor had marked out f A bis own guidance
luproTtutfut of tht Patapaco.
A communication to tht Jlouie, from tbe Secro
tary of War, in answer to a resolution, shows that
the channel of tbe Patapsoo was, before tbe war,
dredged to tbe uniform depth of twenty feet, one
hundred and fifty feet wide, for a length of nine
miles. Estimates made of tht required appro
priations for deepening to twenty five feet amount
Orovbb's Theatre. Mr. Lawlor'a benefit
Uit night was a aplendld entertainment
To-night Mr. E. Lamb, the favorite comedian
and tbe stage manager of tht Thtatrt modestly
preaentibla claims for a benefit, and presenting a
bill of attractions which will lay tht obligation
upon tbt other side of tbe ledger to those who ln
vest tn tickets. While benefiting Mr. Lamb tbe
will receive a double benefit themielrei.
Thi IaTxaffAx, Rivsxca Bxcurrs yesterday
XXXIXTIt COSGUKSS FIIIIT SCSSlOlf.
WiDxiiDAr, AratL 11, ISfifl. -SENATE.
Mr. Sumner preacnted tbe petition of ottliens of
Massachusetts, asklne asslatanct for tht European
and tforth American Railroad, connecting Halifax,
At , with tht United States. Referred to tbe Com-
mittet on foreign Halations.
Mr. Sherman nresented tht veil lion of elttiene of
Ohio, asking an amendment of the tariff laws, so as
to protect .American Industry. Referred to tbt
uommuiet on x inanct.
Mr Clark, from tht Committee on tbe Judiciary.
to whom waa referred rteelatlons enquiring whether
any legislation Is nvcessary to protect offleera of tht
army front cW II suits growing out of acts during tht
rebellion, asked to be discharged from the further
ant! deration of tbe subject, as provlilon on tht
subject had already been made In a bill heretofore
reponeaji wnicn was grantea.
vrsirxiif facifio miLROAb
Mr. Conness Introduced a Joint resolution to tx
Uo4 tbt time for tbt eonetructlon of tht first twenty
miles of the Wtrtern Pacific Railroad to NoTomber
1, 18Ao. Referred to tbe Committee en the Pacifle
anvcATio tip soldi vns
Mr 8mncr Utrodueed a resolution requesting
tbt Committee on Military Affairs to Inquire into
the expediency of adopting a syitem of education
for tht soldiers In the army of the United States,
to that tbe time which Is not employed In post or
garrison duty may bt occupied In moral and Intel
leetual Improvement, to tbt tnd that tbt army of
tht Unltxi States may be a n orrery of officers and
also of o Illicit ij wbloh was adopted.
Tni waisxr qcBSTioit is vau skvatb.
Mr. Wilson Introduced a resolution prohibiting
tbe salt of spirltous or other liquors In tbe Capitol
buildings or grounds, and making It tht duty of
tht Commission r of Public Buildings to execute
Mr. McDougallmnde a few remarks on thla aub
ject, which be concluded by raying that he was In
faTorof wine, whliky and war.
Mr. Wilson i&ld that during tho last few years
employees of the Capitol bad been taxed to keep
members of Congress In whliky. Whisky had been
kept In committee rooms and other parte of tbe
building for the accommodation of Congressmen.
Mr. MeDoogall demanded the yeas and nays on
the adoption of the resolution
Mr Urimes said tbe resolution ought to go to tht
Committee on Publlo Buildings
Mr. Clark said It was notorious that tht sale of
Intoxicating liquors waa carried on at tht Capitol.
It waa known that some of the pegea and meisen
gers had been compelled to pay for liquor drank by
members, and that some of there poor boys, whoit
mothers had aent them here to help tarn a llrell
hood, had been made drunk. Tht practice of re
tailing liquors within tbe precincts of the Cspltol
should be stopped, and at once
Mr. Hendricks said that perhaps tht Senator
from Masiaehuaetla Mr Wilson bad Information
on the subject which other Senators had not. lit
Mr, II bad been here for fifteen years, -and bad
not known unlit tbla day that liquor was sold In tht
building If such was tbe case, be waa oppoaed to
It, and ehould the re fore, rote for tbe resolution.
Mr. Anthony inored to amend by adding 'under
tbt direction of tbt Preiident of tht Senate and
the Speaker of tbt Home.'
Mr. Connesa opposed the amendment. Ue did
not wish the retpomlblllty of this matter divided.
lie thought It was a disgrace and a ebaina for men
to comt here In a slate of Intoxication and make
laws for tbe country. Of course, wt could not pro
vent them from drinking, but we could prevent
them from obtaining liquor In this building,
Mr. Grimes favored tbt amendment It was not
dividing tbe responsibility, but pulling It under
tbt authority of our own presiding oQlceri, where It
Mr McDougaU. Mr President, I do not know
but that It would be better for the fober Senator
from California (Mr. Connera) to Indulge blmietf a
little more In generous wine, as also tht Senator
from New Hampshire, (Mr. Clark.) lam sure It
would have a softening Influence on tbe Senator
from Mauaobuaetti, (Mr. Wilson ) I think this
talk about libertines and drunkards is all wrong,
and I enter my protest agalmt It, I think It would
be better If we bad now, as formerly, our lunch
room for tbe Senate, aod could pit and sip our wine
I think It would be better II tbe Senator from Mas
aachuielta would drink hla wine and applejack, aa
did bis fathers befurt tbty cut down all the apple
trees In Massachusetts. Then tbe apple brandy waa
fiut out when a gueit came In and again before bt
eft. Thoct wen the good old times I think such
proportions as this tend to degrade the dignity of
Tbe amendment of Mr Anthony waa then agreed
to, and the resolution pniied by 32 yeas to S nays
Messrs Uarie and McDougaU.
Vna KAHSAS WAR DEBT.
On motion of Mr Pomeroy, tbe Mil to authorise
tbe Secretary of War to pay the State of Kansas
for expenMs Incurred In raising troops under a
requisition from Major Oeneral Curtlaa was taken
up aod pined.
On motion of Mr. Clark, tht bill to amend tbt
11 Act relating to haltat corput, and regulating
judicial proceeding! In such cases," was taken up,
and after aome consideration was postponed until
QUA LtriC AVION I Or JUBOttl.
Mr Clark called up tbt bill In relation to tbt
qualifications of jurora, and to writs of error In
certain cues, reported with amendments by the
Committee on tbe Judiciary.
Mr Saulabury aiked for a postponement.
Mr Us nil had lost sight of the bill, and would
like it to be postponed until to morrow.
The further conilderatlon of tht bill was then
iiib nBALrn conamis.
Mr. Wilson moved to take uptbejolnt resolution
relative to tbe re recentatlon of tht United States
at tht International Iltallh Congreas at Constant!
nopte. Mr Sumner said this matter was now before tbe
Commllte on Foreign Relatlona.end at bis sugges
tlon, Mr. Wllaon withdrew his motion.
B AT ION A L HILIVIA.
Mr, Wilson Introduced a bill to provide for the
national defence by eitabllihlng a uniform syitem
of militia, Ao Referred to tbe Committee on Mill
On motion or Mr Nye, tbe bill to reimburse cer
tain contractors of Iron clada fur loaies Incurred In
fulfilling their contracts wss taken up and read
Mr Grimes said that, as a member of tbe Com
mittee on Naval Affairs, be had not concurred In
tho recommendation that tbla bill should pass, and
proceeded to give bj reasons tberffor. Tbla bill,
though it appropriates two million and a quarter,
would notdebarfurtberapnroprUtlona for the same
contractors Some of tbe claims were Just, but
many were noi,
Tht bill was further dlscuiied by Moms Con
ness and Hendricks Mr II said the matter bad
been referred to a at b committee composed of the
Senator from Nevada, (Mr Nye,) the Senator from
Weat Virginia, Mr. Van Winkle, and blmeelf,
Mr Hendricks They had examined tbt subfect
itb icrcat cart, and bad recommended this bill
lie Mr II waa of the opinion that tbe claims of
me contractors were juat no one ooum foresee In
Auguft, 18112, when there, contracts were made,
that such an enormous rlit In tho prices of labor
and material would take place, lie did not think
tbe Senator from Iowa Mr Orlmes bod any good
authority for the statement that there would be
more ctsltna from theie eontractora
Mr Qrluiea tajd he bad his Information from tbe
Navy De artment.
Pending discussion, a motion waa made to ad
Mr CIsrk entered a motion to reconstder the
vote granting the me cf the Senate Chamber to
Mrs M C Walling.
Tbe Senate then adjourned.
HOUSE OP RI.PREiENTATIVES.
THI CIVIL KirOTM BILL
Mr Holmes, of New York presented resolutions
or the Legislature of tht Plate of Ntw York in
favor of tho passage of the Civil Rights bill, tbe
P.esident's veto to the contrary notwithstanding
which were laid upon the table and ordered to be
AMEHICO-CABAniAM STEAM Elm
Mr Eliot, of Maiiacbuaetts, from the Commit
tit on Commerce, reporte I henate bill providing
ft r tbe iitcue of American regl ters to the, Canadian
steamers Dupatoh and Michigan, with an amend
ment extending the Issue of suoh registers to aundry
schooners The amendment wss agreed to, and
tLe bill, as amended, paised
r-KOTECTlOH Of KOXTANIAITS.
Mr Smith, of Kentucky, Introduced the follow
ing which waa agreed to t
iUtohtd, That the Committee on tbe Militia be
Instructed to inquire Into the propriety of furnish,
lug the eltlieni of tbe Territory of Montana with
fire arm! and ammunition for borne defence agatnat
the hoatile Indiana of tbt aald Territory, and that
they have leave to report by bill or otherwise.
Mr Waahburne, of Illinois, from tht Committee
on Commerce, reported a bill to amend an act en
titled an act to eocouragt emigration, and to regu
late tbt carrying of passengers In steam vessels)
which was ordered to be printed and recommitted.
liLTtMOBB ABD POTOMAC BA1LBOAO.
Mr. McCuUougb, of Maryland, from tht Com
mlttae on the District cf Colombia, reported a blU
to an thorite tht construction of a lateral branch of
tht 1'wtumao and Baltltuor. Rallrnil through the
District of Columbia; butobJuUu ih uide, he
Mr. Drigg, of Michigan, from the Committee on
Pnbllo Lands, reported a olll to establish a land
office In tbt Territory of Idaho; which was read a
third time and passed.
r at or orriCBfti abd boldibbs.
Mr. Bchenck, of Ohio, from the Committee on
Military Affairs, reported back tht amendment, In
the nature of a lubatltutt, to tht bill to red flee and
establish tbt pay of officers and sold ters of the
Armyt which was made the spatial order for Wtdnea
dsy the J5lh tnitant, niter the morning hour.
I Tbt i bill, being ont of great and gentral Inter
est, more especially In tht Army, we give Its pro
visions Io full. It provides
First That from and after the 30th day of Sep
tember next. Instead of pay, allowances, aod tmol.
nments of trery kind, except as hereinafter pro
vided, tbe following shall bt tbt yearly compensa
tion of alt officers of tbt Army of the United States
of tht several grades respectively:
Of a lieutenant general. $13,000.
Of a major general, when commanding a geo
graphical military division embracing two or more
departments, or of a separate army actually In tbt
field and engaged In military operations, $7,000 1
wbtn commanding a geographical military depart
ment or division In the field, $8,(00 1 when on other
Of a brigadier general, when commanding a mil
itary department, rmy, or division In the field,
$1,500 1 when commanding a brigade or on other
Of a ootonel, when commanding a brigade or mil
itary poet, $3,600 1 when commanding a regiment
or on other duty, $1,090.
Of a lieutenant colonel, when commanding a regi
ment or military post, $2,800) when on other duty,
Of a major, $2,500.
Of a captain, $2,000.
Ofaflnt lieutenant, $1,800
Of a second lieutenant, $1,800.
Second. That whenever aa officer li on furlough,
or on leave of absence, for a period of more than
sixty days, his pay shall bt reduced thirty per
centum below the ordinary duty pay for inch time
aa la loexctaa over sixty davi, except when tuoh
absence from duty Is occasioned by sickness or
wounds received while in tht lint of duty.
Third. That surgeons, chaplains, military store
keepenvand other officers or periona having by
law aaafmllated or declared rank, shall be paid ac
cording to the above rates, and according to tbt
rank which tbey bold by law.
Fonrtb. That the pay and allowances of all non
commissioned officera aod enlisted men In tht army
of the United States shall oontlnut tbt same aa
provided by the act entitled "An act to Inoreaie
tbe pay of soldiers In the United States army, and
for other purposes," approved June 20, 1884, and
by other existing laws; but hereafter each enlisted
man shall. Instead of any allowance for bounty, re
ceive an Increase on his pay proper of one dollar per
month for each month of faithful service In the
second year of btl enlistment, and a further like
increase of one doHar moro per month for faithful
service In the third year of hla enlistment and
when any soldier re enllsti Immediately or within
ninety days after the expiration of a prevloua term
of enlistment, It shall be counted as one continuous
term of enll'tment, and he shall receive from year
to year additional pay at tht rata of ont dollar par
month In each suocesilve year that he remains in
Fifth. That all officers and enlisted men of the
army of the United States shall be tntitltl to re
ceive tbe pay that may bt dut them monthly, un
less tht samt bt withheld by sentence of a court
martial, or for other good cause, on tht ordtr of
tht Secretary of War. And any fallurt to make
such promp and punctual monthly payment, except
for tht fault of tut officer or tbe enlisted man him
self, or where it la certified by tht officer In com
mand that such piyment could not from the cir
cumstances bt conveniently made shall bt htld and
taken to bo a military offence on tht part of tht
Paymaster Oeneral, or other officer of tbe pay de
partment who, being supplied with funda for that
purpose, shall bt wilfully guilty of inch i egltet or
refusal to pay, and shall subject the delinquent
officer to trial by court-martial, and inch punish
ment aa the court may direct.
Sixth That tbt allowance now maA by law to
officers traveling under orders, where transporta
tion Is not furnished In kind, shall be Increased to
ten eenta per mite.
Seventh. That when It la necessary to employ
soldiers as artificers or laborer! In the construction
of permanent military works, publlo roads, or other
constant labor, of not less than ten day a' duration
In any case, tbey shall receive, In addition to their
regular pay, the following additional compensation
therefor t enlisted men working s artificers, and
non-com missioned officers employed as overseen of
such work, not exceeding one overseer for every
twenty men, thirty five oents per day, and enlisted
men employed u laborer! twenty centa per dayi
but such working parties shall only bt authorized
on tbt written order of a commanding officer. Tbia
allowance of extra pay Is not to apply to tbt troops
of tbt tnglneer or ordnance departments.
Eighth That all acts and parts of aots Inconsist
ent with tbe provision! of tbla act be, and tbe tame
art btreby, repealed.
Mr. Dawea of Massachusetts introduced the fol
lowing, which waa agreed to .
llttolveJ, That tht Committee on tbt Judiciary
be Instructed to Inquire whether any legislation Is
Decenary to mako the shares of national banks It
able to attachment and levy for tbt payment of tbe
TUB B BOOK I rBITlVAL.
Mr. Rice of Maine Introduced a resolution, recit
ing that whereas tht following telegram appear! In
morn Inge papra .
"Nbw York, April 10 The Manhattan Club
of tbla city propoie to give James Brooks a public
dinnernextMonday. Mr Stockton and D. W. Vor
tices art expected to bt present.1'
itssoiW, That leave of absence Is hereby
granted to tbe Chairman of tht Committee on
Elections, and to any other members of tbla House
who may bt Invited to attend
Tbt reading of the resolution occasioned much
laughter, amidst which Mr. Rice withdrew It.
Mr. Ingersoll of Illinois rose to correct an errone
ous statement which bad appeared In the Baltimore
Amtrtmn In regard to his course btfort tht final
vott on tht Civil Rights bill That paper had
named him amongst those who had endeavored to
postpone action on tbe bill by dilatory motions.
In this House, where blaoourse was known, be need
scarcely say that hts action bad been the reverie of
mat imputed to blm by tbe A men ran.
BBLiir or rArMAiTKus.
The regular order being called for
Tbt Houst resumed tbe consideration of tbe bill
for tbe relief of paymasters In the army, reported
yesterday by Mr. Schenck. from tbe Committee on
This bill provides that there shall be allowed
and paid to tbe paymasters and additional pay
masters In tbe army who shall have been ami toyed
in tbt payment of troops during tbe war of the re.
bolt ion a commission of one quarter of ont ptr cent,
upon all sums actually disbursed by them, as a
compensation for tht riika and labors attending
such service; and tbt amount which may become
due to any paymaster or additional paymaster un
der this ad shall be paid to him by any paymaster
of the army, out of moneys which hart boen or may
be appropriated for tbe pay of tbe army, upon a
certificate to be issued to hlm.by the Second Audi
tor of tbe Treasury, so soon aa tbe account! of
auch paymaster or additional paymasters have been
examined and adjusted Vroxided, That tbe said
commission to any ono paymaster shall not exceed
at the rate of ont thousand dollars per annum for
tbe time that he was actually In service and em
ployed as a disbursing: officer durlnsr said war. from
the commencement thereof until the cosiatton of
active hostilities, on the 13th day of April, A D.
Tho bill was discussed further at some length,
and considerable opposition was manifested to Its
provisions, finally, the House having refused to
second a demand for tbe previous question, the
further consideration of tho subject waa postponed
until to morrow
AORICCLTURAL COLLEGES (,
The morning hour having expired, the House re
sumed tbe consideration of the bill reported by Mr
Btdwell, of California, from tbe Committee on
Agriculture, entitled a bill to amend an act en
titled "An act donating public lands to the several
Btates and Territories which may establish col.
leges for the benefit of agrtoulturo and meohanio
art," approved July 2, 1832
After discussion tho previous question npon the
passage of tbt bill waa dtmandud aisd aecutidedj
and nnder Ita operation tht bill was poised yeas
06, naya 83.
Mr. Latham, of West Virginia, from the Com
mtttee on Printing, reported tht following, wbloh
waa agreed to:
Uuolv4dt That there bt printed for tht uie of
this House two thouaand extra ooplea of the blU to
establish a national bureau of education.
HOWARD iiamuTB roa tub district or Colombia.
Mr. Ingersoll, of Illinois, Introduced a bill to In
corporate "Tht Howard Institute and Home of tht
District of Columbia j" which waa referred to tbt
Committee for tbt District of Columbia.
TUB hi i so obi wab claim.
On motion of Mr. Stevens, of Pa., tht IIonHthea
jMoiTid lUtU Into the Committee of tbt Whole,
(Mr. Thayer, of Ta,, la tht Chair,) on tbt Indian
appropriation bill That bill, however, waa soon '
laid aside and the committee took ap the Fen ate bill
to reimburse tbe State of Missouri for moneys ex
pended for tht United States.
Tbt btlt provides for tbt appointment by tbe
President, of a Commissioner to investigate tbe
amount of money tx ponded byht State of Mis
souri, In enrolling, equipping, transporting tnd
paying tho State forces called Into service alnct
Auguit 21, 1881, to act In concert with the Untted
Statea forcea In tbe suppression of tht rebellion!
that tht aatd Commissioner shell make a written
report to the Secretary of War, elating tho amount
ascertained to hart bton thai txptnded by tht
State of Missouri, which sum shall be paid to aatd
State out of the Treasury of the United Btates
After dlacusslea of the bill and the adoption of
aundry amendments, tbe Committee rose and re
ported tbt bill and amendments to tht House.
Tht noust concurred In the amendments reported
by tht Commltttt and, nnder the operation of tht
previous question, the bill was then read a third
time ana passed t yeas OT, nays z.
The House then dlipenied with tht evening see-
sion ana aajournea.
Tht first rolumt of tht Army Register has Just
been published. It contains a complete Hat of tbe
namea of all officera of New England regtmenta who
bare aerved In tht latt war, with a brief sketch of
tachreglment,thenumberof battles and skirmishes
In which they participated, tht promotions, dis
charges, dismissals, transfers, At. Tbe second
volume, now In press, wltl contain the namea of of
ficera of tbe different regiments from tht Statea of
New York and New Jeraey, The namea of officers
of regiments of other States wttl appear In the no
ceislvt volume!. It Is expected that the tntlrt
aet will bt eompleted by tht let of September next.
Tht volumea will number tight.
Appointment of lSxamlnlna; Burgeons.
The Commissioner of Pensions yesterday ap
pointed tht following Examining Surgeons: Drs.W.
W. Leigh ton, Brooklyn, N, T. Samuel II. Demp
tey, Greenville, Ky Harford B. Knowles, Pem
Notice to M arlnere Hells, Ml n a of the Capo
TaiAICRV DtrARTBBIT, )
OmcB Liort-Uoubi ttoAap. J
t WAlfllvaTO, D. C , April 3, 1M1 J
notice la hereby given, that on and after tht
tvenlng of April 15, 1868, there will bt a light
txbtblled from Cane Florida llrht-bouse. on the
south point of Key BIscaynt, southeast point of
The tower la of brick, 05 feet high from bast to
focal plant, conical shape, whitewashed, and lan
tern painted whttt.
Tbt light la a fixed white tight, at an elevation
of 100 feet above aea level, and visible In clear
weather 18 miles.
Tbt Illuminating apparatus la a lens of the leo
ond (2 1) order.
Latitude 25 degrees 39 mlnutea 58 seconds North,
longitude 80 degrees 09 minutes 21 seconds West of
By order: W, B. Sbusbick, Chairman.
Oa the 10th tnetant, Batar Houta CairMAR, lafant
eon of Oeaeral and lira, K P Chip en
The funeral will take place from their roe deuce, cor
ner south D and east Vint street, Cafltol 11 111, April
12tb, el 11 o'clock, a. m '
(bL Louie, lie, and Iowa papers .leate eopy.l
49" Iter. KdwanlK, Hale, of Boston, will
deliver a Lee are before the "vTattiUgtoa Ualtartaa
AmocIiUIoq" Tills EVE.-UNO, at 7 o'clock, la the
Uattarlaa Charcb, corner of D eaa Sixth streets.
BtTBjicr "The Kalloaal Cbureh of America,
Eeale free, and a cordial Invitation Is extended U all.
43-lXaster. A fair for tbt beueflt of Grata
rroUttaut Episcopal Choreh, Rev. ALFRED BOLIMAD,
Sector, will be beld at ISLAND HALL, oa Virginia
Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh street, commeaelag
on MONDAY XTCKlItO, April 3, aad coatlaue two
Tne fine PUHO to be need for the occasion basbeea
f eneroutly farnlsbed from theetabllsbmeatof JOUN
F. ILU8, E-q
TADLKADX lYtHT EVE 1 WO. aS tf
eTKalrt Fair! for the Dene nt of th Sixth
Preibyterlan Church, will bt held at Featoe 1111, oom
tneoclog WEDS18DAT, April 4, ISM, eoatlauleg two
weeks. All the uiual atlrartlona for comfort and pleas
ure will be found Eteaioed oysters from the celebrated
eataUUhmestof Uarvey Co., will be served by tbe
ladlea every eeenlef
The fair will open lata ytWaooa, aad every after
Boon until further notice, for ladlea and children.
Tbe plaao ued at the fair baa bee a kindly furnished
by Mr W O Melierott
B aeon tickets 00 seal a. Single ticket 30 eeata Cbll
drea half price. rahSS-lf
Bsfllreech-ToadlUB; Arm. The Hoard for
the Examination of Breech -Load lag Ariaa,of which Oen
eral Haacock Is pretlJest, ts now la aeealou at Ho. Al
Arms w.111 be reeelved dally, between the bears of 11
e. m. and S p m , uatll farther notice.
laveatora are reqneated Io anbmlt their arms la per
son or by agent to the recorder of the board.
Capt. elh V. S. Cav , Brev. Lit at. Col. U. 8, A ,
inh-2 If Uecorder.
4.7-Office WaehlnKtou Gat Light Com
PAS V. On and after March I, ltw, (ontU further no
tice,) tbe price of COKE will be twelve cents per bosket.
ml-tf. QKO A. HctLUEaMT, Engineer.
aPSIartam Mouute PlleBalrt a Valuable
Remedy for that Diaeaaeialao, a Coaaamptloa Destroy
er, and aa Entire Care for the Bronchitis, Ai thine, Ao )
b be found at Btott's Drof Store, oppoalte Ifatloeal
IloUlt Oilman's, uear LUlropotlUa lintel) Ford's, cor.
ner or Eleventh and reaasjlvaala avenue) latwlale's,
earner of Twelfth and Pennsylvania aveaaef Elliott's,
corner of F and Twelfth atresia) Ilerbeafh'a, corner of
Saveath and O. JeH.tf
star- Woii.nrft.llr Straus;. Madame H. II
PERKEOAULT, who has astonished the scleatlSa cleeees
of Paris aad Lnndoa, baa bow permanently located
herself at Albany, X, T, Uedetne Perregault, by the
aid of ber wonderful Uatrnmeat, known as the lloro
seope, f naranteea to produce a life ) Ike pCclare of the
fature hatband or wife of tbe patron, together with the
date of marriage, leading traits of character, occupation,
ate Thla Is no humbug, as tbooaania of leitlutoolala
eaa assert She will aenJ, wbea dealred, a written
guarantee that tbe picture la what It purports to be
By .Utlag age, height, complexloor color of eyea and
hair, and enelo.leu SO centa aad stamped envelope, ad
dreaaed to yoaraalf, you will receive the picture by
return mall. Addreea
MADAME M n. PERREOiDLT,
ocl6-ly4w p. O. Drawer bob, Albany, M.T.
W A 11 RUN HULL,
ATTORNKT AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
ITo 48, TniRTEEXTII STREET,
W ABIMKQTOir, P. C. ap4 d&wl
V U G II ,
474 Foor'eenth Street, oppoalte WUlard's Hotel.
Withe to Inform his friend a that he baa Jat received a
full u.ortiDnt of French, Kogllah and Domeatle Clolbe
aud Caklmerea of the moat faahloaable atylea aud
color, and be would be pleased to aerv theiu on tht
luot reaouable turma and at the ahorlcat notice.
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
SSI Pennsylvania avenne, 3 doors weat of Ninth street.
All the new booka of the aire received ImiaedUUly
npou Ueue from the preae, and for sale at publlUier
I pi ported Stationery and Amerleaanaoafaclore,of all
gradea and variety, al the lows t ftsw York prices,
t Wok Booaa rf ail atylea od band, aad made to order
without loa of time
VialtlnrfCarda printed, and plates engraved la Ibe
AH Medical Booka aupplled at publishers' ratea
Paper aud Envelofes tamed to order J-' "
GAHDNIIK'H l'HOTOUIUrillO AKT
til Stoat strt.l,
OKCI HOKUM HOHHItta OKDIB.
Tb. dames . eaaa.d br tbe late Ire ba. b..a .0 far re
paired tbat tail.... will be r.aeia.d
THIS HOKNlNa, (WIDMISD1T, Oelob.r 41b,)
Wb.a, as formerly, the rale will be strictly eaforced
Ibreaghoat tbe eslabtiabmeet.
"PEODUCI TUE BIST, MO M1TTIB WUiT Till
COST IB THIS AID MiTIRUL."
Ur. O, tek.s this eprertaelly te taaak bl. aflmsroos
Mead, aad eaatomere for past kladaeaa, aad te saj it
.hall be bl. .oastaat aim to eoattate to merit the Terr
liberal eaeoorei ental keretoforf osteite, t. kUo,
Treatment of Preedmen In Maryland
Briatoe Cheeks, afreedman, maket a oomplalnt
ta tbe ibape of an affidavit, of the treatment ho
has reeelved at the bands of hie employer, Mr.
Joshua Shipley, residing three miles from Marlolts.
vllle, Carroll county, Maryland. Cheeks and
Shipley entered Into a contract at the Freed men's
Intelligence Office on the 13th day of September
last, In wbloh hla wife, three children and himself
were employed for oieyear. Srlstoo tnfonne tho
Freed men's Bureau that Shipley has threatened
Mi nfe, doe not fulBlt his contract In retard I
payment of wages and wllfnot allow him to remor
hie fa&tly from tbe farm, etc.
Drat a I Treatment of at Freed sua it.
amea Gray, a freedman and resident of thla
;y, entered Into a contract with II. II. Bean, on
be 19th of January last, to labor for him for tho
period of on year aa a farmer, with tho stipulated
wages of seventy fiva dollars per annum aod two
eulls of clothes, and auch other eonstderatlona as
are used In tb written contract of tbe Treed men's
Bureau of this District. JameeQray makee affidavit
to the faot that he bu not received on cent of
wagea for hts tabor, although the contract waa that
be abonld be paid In monthly Instalments. II
also deposes thai on tb morning of tb 2d of April,
about sunrise, while h waa altttng by tb fir, Mr,
Bean cam In and asked QraywhAtb had boen
doing, to which be replied, "Nothing, yet." II
was then ordered to go to the Held. Qroy started
to get aome fir for a light, and aa be waa atooplng
down Bean struck him on tb head with tbe back
of an axe, knocking htm again stlh ehIn.nycor
oer, at tb asm time catling him a d d a n of a
bb, and aaytng tbat h would "knock htf brains
out." Tb blow struok rendered him senseless and
made him weak from tb lost of blood Bean, on
the partial recovery of Gray, ordered him to, the
field to work. He left the field and made good
bti etoape to tbla city,
lleadqnarUra Armies of Itao United Btatec.
LBAVBor absbbcbQbabtbd A leave of ab
sent for all months has been granted to Oeneral
Alfred Fie wanton.
Dbfabthbbv or tdb Mitaiisirri Oeneral T.
J. Wood, commanding the Department of tb Mis
alsslppi, has had tb duties of Assistant Commti
slonervfth Bureau of Freed men. Refugees and
Abandoned Lands assigned hlu, In addition to bis
Muitbbbd.Oot Afbil 0 Major Edmund B.
Gravel, A. D. O.f Captain LewlaWettiell, A.D.C.
To bb Mustbbbd Opt Aran. IS Paymaster
Richard II Whiting.
To bb Moitbsbd Oot ArBiL 39 .Paymasters
Luther T. Tbustln, (Brevet Lieutenant Colonel,)
John A, L. Morrill, Jesse O. Dickey, Jeremiah
Fenno, Eugene A. Osbom, E. 8. Bailey, Thomas P.
Bailey, Mark UolHngshead, William IT. flnjdsr,
Oflleer Mustered Ont,
The following named officers were muttered ont
of the United Statea service on the 7th Inst.:
Ashistabt QvABtBBHAaTBBi Captalna Henry
S Chubb, David B. Stone, Horatio A. Da Puy,
William Curry, Oeorge W. Davie, (Brvt. Major.)
CoKBiasaniB Captain John M. Blair, (Brvt.
Major,) Capt Charlea S. Landon, (Brvt. Major,)
Capt. Asa Gregory and Capt. Charles D. Dcveraux,
AisiarABT AwoTAsr Qbbbbal. Capt. Albert
Additiobal pAniiiTias. Horatio n. Huun
and Edward 11. O. Hooper, (Brvt. Major.)
llnata of Authors and Inventore.
Tho Commissioner of Patents yesterday Issued a
circular to various Individuals throughout tbe
country to send to the Patent Office busts of those
known for their contributions to tbe art and sci
ence of tb nation. There la ample room In tb
Patent Office for about two hundred buata of tbla
character and to all auch contributions tb Com
mission er will glv eonsplououa and appropriate
positions on tb top and front of each case contain
ing models. Tbe busts are to b of marble, stone,
bronie, and plaster.
Prcedmeii'a Affair lu foutti' Carolina.
Tbe number of contracts made with tb f readme n
for tbe month of March laat amounts to fifty-alx)
these were made for tbe cotton plantations on Edls
to, Wadmalaw, Jobna and Jamea Island, South
Carolina, and the entire number of freedman con
tracted with amount to 2,238.
Attorney General's Odes,
About forty pardons were granted yesterday at
tbe Attorney General'a Offi, by order of the Prea
Idcnt, the majority of whom were from the Statea of
Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana. Most of these par
dona came nnder the twenty.thouaand-dollar clause.
Depository of Publlo Moneys.
The Merchants' National Bank at Little Rock,
Arkansas, was yesterday denominated as a depoil
tory of national funds.
"P II O POSALS POIt ' HKWEU.
Mayor' Or net, April 10. 1806.
rropoaala will be received by the nederalf ned noil) 13
o'clock m ,on RIDAY, April 30thrfor building sewer
In I etreet north, between Blith aad Beveath tlreete
weat, to connect with the sewer la sixth etreet weat.
Tbe newer will be circular la form Ita loaldedlane
ter will be three feet.tbewallealne Inches In tblckaeaa,
the laalde bottom of tbe newer will commence at the la
aide bottom of the sewer In .Sixth etleet, and run paral
lei with the preecai trade of I etreet, al a depth I about
12 feet, to the laalde bottourof the sewer
Bidders will slate the price per llaeat foot for the
newer, wbloh aball include all excavatloae aad Allien-,
the sncceral LldJer or bidder to bereapoaalble for all
da mit gee done to tbe water or g aa pipe, aud any aetl
dent caused In tbe eoaatruet'on of the work.
The rlxht to relect any or all bids wilt be reaerved.
Srae'Ooatlona C1D t,e MCB , the CoOunlaaloaar's room,
Clly Halt, every day from 10 Io 13 o'clock, or at any
lime, bycelUaf ou the Coumlaalouer of the fourth
ward. JAMES J CiMt'DELL,
Commlaaloner Fourth Ward.
T 11 BKOWH,
ap11wfml20 Asalstant Commissioners
ITUATION WANTEDBY A
I vounu Man ai CLERK or 8ALK3M1N In anm.
ILKQt bnalne-a Beat of relereuce siren, Addreaa "D
C," at tbla office apll 3t
WANTllU IMMKIiIATKLY A Ul'.N
TLtMAN of gool addreaa, to whom a Moat
ravorableopprjrlunliy will be a forded to make money.
Apply for two daja al Wo. ID Mew Tork avenue.
ANTED. A SMALL rUUNIBIIED
1160141.. alx to els-tit rooma. In thn lie! all nf
Ninth street and not too far from renosjrlvanla avenue.
Ad dma b.Natiqkal KtBtraucAM cOm mhU tf
BOAUDlN(j TWO GKNTLEMEN
eaa bo McommeilaleJ with a KOOU aad 110AKD
.t ettT Maryland aT.BB.. ee!7tf
IOU RENT A rOUIt-STOUY HOUSE
; eualalaliiy l.a room., kiKli.eaud cellar. lla.l.d
allbe corny o( rootlh ad D.lr.et., nor cue CUT Hall,
applr al lu. Lniub.r Tard, oa Slila .lre.1 we.l, .onlri
or I'.nn ar.aue ap7.0itf
OH KENT THE STOIIE ItEOENTLY
,"i,,,7 .uuuii- iuiaw, no sin reonavL
, avenne, Waiblogfoa Building Also offieee Ho
J, flrtnjor(9av.d II, aecond floor i aad 18. third
floor ITor lunue apply to
JOHN II. SaMMIS,
SWUNG rASIIION& MILS. BPKIIL
431, Klerenthatreot. between Rand fennaTlvaala
avenue, will open a new aad band-onie aasirlinant or
8P"IMU AMI aUMMBU HIIL1MKKY, ou Tburadar
April 13, to which alio Invllea the attenllon of the Udkea
f Weablngloa aad vlclolty Dsii Mavixi Iq mil (.
bra nchee etUI omUnui'd (fliaee) apl -3i
J BUOK-BINDBU AND PAPIB.RDLIR.
No 371 Pennsylvania avenue, between Tenth and Uev-
atntti at rut a annlh mlA
BooVe elegantly or plainly bouad. Periodicals aad
Nwr-peraaarefallr attended to.
T 0 . V A R K E It .
V e POST OFVICK HXWI fiTAHD.
Has on head at all times all the
MAOAHaW, CHIAP P0BLICATI03I, BTATIOWBT
OF ALL KINDS.
Alan all Iti NfiBTfTsTTIM' DIMta ... .. .v.
--.. - "- e-e. It's I !,- MaS
for sale aa soon as Issued.
ata rain Mil a un m..ip ....... . .
for sale at PAKttsU'n, aal lubstrlptlona received.
a ,. .)-. a.M.t1rl.eL4a. a.
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