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I, Advertising.
If any business man in Richmond doubt* that the
. Whio is the best medium through which to reach
the Virginia public, wc invite him to call at the
offico and we will take pleasure, oj o to oiler oj
busmtii, in exhibiting to him our lists of bona JiJt
subscribers in every sec linn of the State.
The White House.
The interview granted by the President to
the negro delegation, beaded by Fare. Dor
glass, is the only instance we are aware of in
which a delegation thus honored has had the
bad manners and the impudence to interrupt
the Presi'liut in his remarks, to contest his po
sitions and to endeavor to transform the Exe
cutive Mansion into an arena for disputatiou
and discussion. The insolent manner in which
this delegation bearded the President in his
mansion, questioned his view*, pressed their
demands for universal suffrage, ami ended by
saying that they would appeal to the people,
affords some indication o! what would be the
measure of their offensive effrontrv if invested
with suffrage. These delegations are some of
the instrumentalities employed by the Radical
leaders to harrass the President. In lhis.in
stauce they got a slap in the face that they will
not soon forget.
The interview granted the white delegation
from the new territory ol Montana, was of a
very different character. The views expressed
and the announcements made by the President,
on that occasion, were highly important and
interesting. He declared his purpose to adhere
to the doctrines and principles contained in his
wi «»rietlv under the ronstitll
tion. lie said it was impossible for him to turn
or take a different direction from that he has
been steadily pursuing—that his object is to
restore tbc Union in its integrity, and to re
instate the Southern States in their former re
lations. This, he said, was his mission, and by
the help of the Almighty he is determined to
execute it. To aspirants to the Presidential
successorship, he administered a fitting rebuke,
showing plainly that he hasa correct understand
ing of the motives that intiueuce their opposition
to his restoration policy. His declaration that be
will lend his countenance to uo combinations
with reference to any future Presidential can
didacy, is one that will please the people as
much as if will displease the factions now
struggling for supremacy; aud the aspirants
who are scheming aud agitating for the attain
ment of Presidential houors. The President
evidently means that he intends to be Presi
dent, and will uot lie dictated to either by in
dividuals, or combinations of individuals, and
that he will not allow the Presidential functions
to be controlled or modified bv any considera
tions or arrangements haviug reference to the
succession. Occupying this elevated position,
the President is placed above the reach of
those selfish influences that usually attach to
those occupying his great office, as also above
the envy and jealousy of those, aud their name
is legion, who court his place. Freed from these
clogs and embarrassments, be is in a situation
to act with perfect rectitude and independ
ence. Such a course will endear him to the
people, and make him immortal in history.
Persistent Misrepresentation.
A Washington correspondent of the Cincin
nati Gazette thus writes:
“ Intimations have boon received here from several
quarter* IU the Sooth that the doctrine of secession
is, hv no menus, abandoued. and that one day. with
the whole power of the tloveiument at their dis
posal. they will make demands upon the North which
will force a separation, aud that the im-take w hich
they made iu leaving Washington will never be re
When charges so grave arc made upon vague
“ intimations" from (Hitnamed) “ quarters in
the South,” how are they to Ik- refuted ? Yet
this is the kind of evidence upon which Con
gress bases all its legislation. The radical ma
jority deals with the South precisely as the
wolf in the fable dealt with the lamb. If the
Southern States are silent and undemonstrative,
they are accused of sulienness and contumacy,
and it is at ouce concluded that they still ad
here to secession, aud may uot safely be recog
nized as in the Union. If, on the other hand,
to avoid this dilemma, they evince a cheerful
temper, and show a commendable desire to
comply with all the requirements of the Gov
ernment, in order to be allowed to resume their
former relations, it is at once alleged that they
are influenced by some occult and sinister do
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tract. We cannot please them, do what we
will, because they are resolved not to l>e
pleased. We have piped unto them, aud they
have not danced ; we have mourned unto them,
and they have not wept. The best way for us
to do is to act naturally, pursue the even tenor
of our way, ami leave them to “ work their
spite.” As certainly as retributive justice is
an elemeut in the moral Government of the
world, so certainly will their malice recoil upon
They do us another great injustice—in refer
ence to the negro. They assume, in all their
measures on this subject, that we are the na
tural eueuiies of the negroes, aud that, unless
protected by special legislation aud defended
by the military, we will harrass, persecute and
destroy them ; when the real truth is, that the
only ill-feeling existing towards the negroes is
the result of this discriminating legislation
against the whites and in tavor of the blacks.
At the very time they are so legislating aud
doing their best to create the unpleasant rela
tions of which they uow falsely couiplaiu, in
almost every family in the South there are ne
gro inmates who are treated with a considerate
kindness that they would never receive at the
North, if they were to live there a thousand
years. Nor are these inmates of families the
only negroes who receive favors. There arc
hundreds and thousands of them who would
have starved, but for the food; have frozen, but
for the clothing and fuel; and been uusheltered,
but for the liberality of their natural enemies,
as they are called—the whites of the South,
their loriuer owdots. Who is there amongst
us that is not daily conscious of offices of kind
ness extended to them t And this is the credit
we get for it' We are forced to the conclusion
that these Radical fanatics desire to compel us
to treat the negroes harshly, aud that to this
end they are endeavoring by law to establish
unpleasant relations between the two races.
They want the negroes to look up to them, and
they propose to confer upon them the elective
franchise in order that they may exercise it
in their interest. They make so much fuss
over them that their beads are completely
turued. Their poor intellects are bewildered,
and they really do not kuow what to do or
which way to turn. So many promises are
made them, so much time devoted to measures
relating to them, and so many expectations ex
cited in their minds, that they are kept iu a state
of feverish anxiety. They are cajoled out of the
larger portion of the little money they get by
hook or by crook, by school marms, or preachers,
or pedlars, or—worse than all—politic iaus, who
get up meetings ainoug them aud induce theta
to contribute money to various project*, chief
among which is the appointment of delegations
to go to Washington to act upon Congress and
pay unwelcome visits to the President. Where
there is one honest man and sincere friend of
the negro, thus engaged, there are a thousand
rogues and wretches who are using them to
promote their own selfish ends. They make
more out of the negro than the negro will ever |
make out of them. Leaving out of consider*, j
tion the bounties of the Government distributed ,
through the officers of the f'reedmen’s Bureau,
where is the negro who has received any help
from these pretended friends. They have had
advice—volumes of it: and oaths—volleys of
them ; but when, whose, and from whom have
they received private benefits and charities ?—
When the negro wants to be flattered or fleeced,
he may go to these people—nay, they will go to
him. But when he wants a scuttle of coal or a
stick of wood to keep him from freezing, <>r, to
use his owu language, “ a meal of victuals to
keep him from starving, or clothing to u>\ir
his nakedness, he neither goes to these people,
nor do they go to him. He g.«es to “ h,s natu
ral enemies—tho Southern whites"-and gets
what he wants. His pretended friends are
ready to give him suffrage to spite the South,
aud to vote him lands, and lood and clothing,
when it costs them nothing, or to get up sub
scriptions to relieve his wants, when the money
is to pass through their hands and they can keep
Pack a large share of it as “ the recompense of
their reward”—but wheu it comes to giving of
their owu substance, they would see him in
Jericho first.
The Freedmen s Bureau*
While the bill ou this subject was pending in
the L ulled States Senate, Mr. Hendricks, of
Indiana, subjected it to a very thorough and
searching analysis, and exposed, with great
force, its pernicious effects, but all iu vain.—
True, Mr. Kessexden, who seciusto have more
caudor than any of his New England colleagues,
Admitted that the argument of Mr. U., based
upon the lack of constitutional power in the
government to transform itself into an eleem
osynary establishment, hud made an imprest
sion on liis mind. Mr. Hendricks contended
that private and personal beneficeucc lay al
together without the authority of the Govern
ment, and that the practice would amount to a
revolution in its character and principles. If
Government may purchase ami present land*
or other property to one individual. nr to one
class, on account of symp*,J*.' with his destitu
tion and a desire to help him on. what is to
hinder u from setting up the profession of a
charitable corporation, and devoting its time
aud revenues to the distribution of alms and
lamnties where the party which happeus for
the time to administer it think fit ?
The Boston Post disposes of the measure by
saying that it is an uncalled for enlargement of
■ ./sn*o»o nn.l • iivioriirtn tvhll'h til** frttnii»r<4 anil
triends of the bill to be amended would not
listeu to, only a year ago ; that it sets up an
irresponsible dynasty, from which there is no
appeal to the Judicial Department of the Gov
ernment, within a republic; that it throws
down and tramples on the statutes which the
States have always made for themselves, and
have the sole right to make; that it throws
military protection around iudividuals in a time
of peace, and in States that were never de
clared to be in rebellion, in detiance of all legal
process whatever, and that it eutails on the
country an expense of not less than twenty
millions of dollars yearly, out of which com
missary stores, asylums and transportation are
furnished to freedmen aud refugees, while a
fresh army ot partisan dependents is billeted
upon the various districts, counties and com
munities of the country, to corrupt the popular
sentiment when they tind that easiest, and to
defy it in the last resort at any rate.
As a sample of reckless and destructive leg
islation, altogether outside of the fundamental
authority to legislate at all, it excites many a
foreboding for the future. If the limitations of
the Constitution are to be oponlv disregarded,
aud in a spirit, too, of contempt, by those who
are sent to enact laws under it for the estab
lishment of justice, and not for the establish
ment of a political party, reason will have to
suspend its offices in Congress, and authority
everywhere yield a dumb subserviency to
power. _
Seat of Government.—The House of Dele
gates, last Saturday, ou the thirty-eighth bal
l«»t. NcIrctrU Kuckkamuta, in Upshur countr,
as the capital of West Virginia. The Senate
has yet to act, and the Wheeling Beyiater
says, •• even if the bill should reach the latter
body at all during this session, it is hardly pro
bable that the two Houses will be able to
Aumittinu “Rebel” Attorneys to Prac- ‘
tice.—In the Supreme Court of West Vir- i
ginia, it has been decided that Attorneys at j
Law are not civil officers within the meaning
of the act, ami are c<.u»c<iucntly not rci|uircd
t,> take the test oath. The decision was ren
dered on the application of Hon. Charles James
Faulkner to be admitted to practice.
Hon. Judge Berkshire in delivering the <
opinion, said :
1. It has been contended that the act of
February 10th, l.sC'J, vacated license to prac
tice. 1 do n»t see liow it cau ; it only prohi
bited an attorney from appearing in any cause
until he had taken and subscribed a certain
oath therein specified, aud subjected him to u
tine if ho did appear without taking such oath. (
It was adopted merely as a war measure. It
could, by no possible means, work such a re- ,
suit as to vacate the license of an attorney.
An attorney or counsellor is not an officer of
the Government, civil or military, nor is he
st i tut ion of West Virginia, or the act of Novem- '
bcr 16, 1863.
An attorney has never l>een considered a ,
Government officer, from the foundation of {
Virginia to the present time. It has been so
long ami so clearly established as the opinion
of every one iu this State that he was not such
an officer, that no oue has presumed to ques
tion it since 1810.
The whole practice of the officers of the \
United States, from its foundation to the pre
sent time, shows that an attorney is not an of- 1
licer. For were members of the bars of United
States courts officers, they would not be per
mitted to practice in such courts while they 1
L»!d seats in Congress. Vet, since the United ]
States courts have been established, it has not ,
been questioned that an attorney could both >
hold a scat iu Congress and practice iu such i
The whole legislation of the UnitcdStatesand >
the States of Virginia and West Virginia show ,
most conclusively, and beyond all doubt, that j
an attorney has never been considered as a ,
“person elected or appointed to any office or ,
trust, civil or military.” i
The Intelli.jencer, (Wheeling) after publish
ing the above, adds :
It is understood that a bill will be brought )
forward at ouce in the Legislature requiring i
the test oath of every attorney who has been 1
admitted to practice or may hereafter apply,
l>elore continuing his practice iu the one case, :
or before admission in the other. Such a law ,
would settle the question for attorneys as ef- ,
lectually as yesterday’s decision settles it for ,
other officers.
Tuk Test Oatu Constitutional.—After '
rendering the above opiuion as to lawyers, the j
Court decided that as to “officers,” the Legis
lature had authority to impose oaths not re
quired by the Constitution.
William Straton had been electesl to till a 1
vacancy existiug in the office of Clerk of the :
Circuit Court for Logan county. He appeared 1
in the Col,rt, ottered to give bond agd security,
aud to take the oath faithfully to perform the
duties of the office, and the oath to support the
Constitution of the United States aud of this
State, Judge Samuels refused to permit him to
undertake the duties of the office unless he
took the oath prescribed by the act of Novem
ber lc, 1863, (acts of 1863, page 128, chapter
IOC.) This he decliued to do.
He thereupon applied to the Court of Appeals
lor a tnaiutaiHus, directing Judge Samuels to
admit him to the otlice, without his taking
the last mentioned oath ; but the Court refused
to grant it.
lbey held that there was no constitutional
objection to the act of November 16, 1863, iu
its application to officers. The Constitution
(Art. Ill, sec. 5,) requires every officer to take
a particular oath, aud that oath cannot be dis
pensed with even by the Legislature, but it
does not restrict the Legislature from imposing
other oaths. On the contrary, it clearly im
plies that they may do so, as, i'or instance, the
oath faithfully to discharge the duties of the of
fice, which is not mentioned iu the Constitu
tion ; but which the Legislature may certainly
Enterprise ix the Kaxawha Vallkt.—The
Kanawha Jour toil says a new town named Coal
bnrg has sprung up in that county, some sev
enteen miles above Charleston, within the past
eighteen months. So rapid has been its growth
that it had a population of five hundred and
fifty souls before one-half of the citizens of the ,
county wrrc aware of its existence. We are
indebted to the enterprise of the Kanawha and
Ohio Coal Company for this addition t<. the
population. This coni|>any has sent 2.V),000
bushels of coal to market in the last eighteen
Judicial Contest in the IOtii Circuit.—
It seems from the Berkeley and Jefferson pa
pers that the contested election for Judge of
the 10th Judicial Circuit between Ephraim B.
llall, late Attorney General, and John W.
Keunedy, will soon lie brought, for decision,
la-fore tiic special court provided by law. Mr.
Hall, it is undent nod, says the Wheeliug /«
Irlliymcfr, has selected Judge Caldwell, <>t this
circuit, and Mr. Kennedy lias selected Baltic 1
Lamb, as their respective appointees- of tho
court. It will devolve U|x»n the Governor, un
der the law, to choose a third iweinl>er ot the
court. We have uot yet beard oi the execu
tive selection.
We understand that Mr. llall lias engaged
Mr. Faulkner as his' counsel. What ot.her
counsel have been employed, we have not
learned. The case w ill prcsctit some highly
eutertaiuing and important questions of layv for
the decision of the court.
The DfiUM-ralic Party in New Uani|>shirr ami
tonurdii ut—Cousrr*alive Seuliuirals—Views ot
Et-Erraiilrdl Pierre.
Concord, N. II., February 7.—New Hampshire
takes the lead iu opeuiug the fiolitieul campaign of
lfttitk Both the Republican and Democratic parties
have held their couveutious, adupied their platforms
and nominated their candidates, and the interme
diate time from now until the electiou, in midsum
mer, will be occupied iu a lively canvass. While
the contest will be spirited, and the Democratic vote
probably lie larger than in any election during the
last lour years, there are none so sanguine as to an
ticipate the defeat of the ru-election of Governor
Suiytb, w ho was renominated some weeks since by
the Republican Convention.
The New Hampshire Democratic State Convention,
in sessiou in this city to-day, nominated lion. John
G. Sinclair, of Bethlehem, for Governor. The reso
lutions adopted indorse President Johnson in his en
deavors to have the Southern States represented ill
Congress, and discountenance any amendments to
the constitution. They aflirm the freedom of speech,
of the press, and of elections, privilege of the writ
of habeas corpus aud of trial by jury, exemption
I rout arbitrary arrest aud the subordination oi the
military to the civil power, the right of each State
to regulate its elective franchise i<«r itself, and that
attempts to interfere with this right are violations
of the constitution.
•j l,.. last resolution states that, as in the past, so
now aud forever, they proclaim as a device worthy
of every true American cilizeu, no North, no South,
but one inseparable Union, one undivided |ieople ol
brethren making common trout against every en
croachment upon the Constitution and every form of
During the evening the fact became known that
ex-Presideut Fruukim Fierce was iu the city, and,
notwithstanding it was his iutcutiou to keep quiet,
he was prevailed upon to address the multitude.—
Wheu he entered the hall where the Democrats were
in couuc'l, there was, of course, tho most vociferous
applause. After being introduced, the ex-Presideut
spoke as follows:
Mr. President and fellow-citizens of New Hamp
shire, P assure you that it affords me a peculiar
v.lasaaiiro irrut iHf itlii ill til lllHt't till* PVHllilllT
»o many gentlemen with whom I have for many
years lieeu associated politically and iu social life—
men who have never faltered in their devotion to
what they believed to be souud principles—men
who have never done an act, uttered a word, or en
tertained a sentiment which has not been an act,
word and sentiment in support of the Constitution
aud of the Union of the Uuited States based upon it.
i»ur country has passed through serious i»crils but I
hope that we are now emerging from the thick
darkness wltich at one time brooded over it. The
present time calls for the calm, dispassionate and
patriotic exertions of all good men in the work
of restoration, not merely in form, but a restora
tion of community of interests, fraternal feeling
and an equality of rights. Among all the Slates I
think I can discern gleams of tight The annual
message of {’resident Johnson was admirable, and,
in my judgmeat his subsequent steps luokiug to
restoration have bceu guided by wisdom, patriotism
tud statesmanlike forecast. 1 am pleased to greet
vs co-workers in a noble cause all men who desire
;he immediate restoration of the Southern States to
heir civil rights, and who join efforts iu saving
whatever may be saved for the prosperity of our
;omtnou country. Under auy circumstances it
would lie abject to despair of the republic. I can
lut address you at length this evening, but thanking
, ju again for this most cordial reception, and wish
ing you a happy aud successful convention, 1 bid
you all good-night
Hartfoku, Conn., February 7, 1865.—The Demo
.•ratio State Convention for the nomination of a
8ta‘e ticket to bo voted for at the election that oc
curs here next April met at Allyn Hall, iu this city,
»t teu o’clock this morning, aud discharged their
iuties iu a prompt, brief, business-like and harmo
nious manner. The Convention nominated Hon.
lames O. English for Governor, and Fphraim I,.
Hyde, of Stafford, for Lieutenant-Governor; for
secretary of State, Jesse Gluey, of Stratford; for
Treasurer, lleuiuu JL Harbour, of Hartford, for
Comptroller, Thomas H. C. Kingsbury, of Franklin.
I'lie resolutions adopted by the Convention iudorse
,be restoration policy of 1‘resideut Johnson. The
following are the more important:
Revolved, That the Congress of the United States
possesses no power under the Constitution to deter
mine who ahull be eligible to the right of suffrage.—
flint is a right belonging and apfiertamiug to the
slates, or the people of the Stales as such, and that
my and all attempts upon the part of Congress to force
tpon the people of auy State or States any class us
•ilizeus thereof, uml eufltled to the rights of suffrage,
ire violations of the suirit »»••* ,,f 1,10 1 ohmi
ntiou and lumngeliieuts upon the rights ol Stales.
Ucxolved, That the act of secession, so-called, by
vhieh certain of the States sought to disrupt the
uion and establish for themselves a separate gov
ruuieut, was in its inception void and of no elicet:
hat the States so endeavoring to secede were never
mt of the Union, but were then, as they arc now,
numbers thereof, aud having by their Conventions
ir Legislatures' declared said pretended acts of se
cession uull and void, and solemnly expressed their
lcvotiouto the Union, aud their determination to
maintain the Constitution, therefore, said States
ire of right entitled to all the privileges aud powers
>f States belonging to aud exercised by them pre
nous to said pretended acts of secession.
Revolved, Tliatthe Legislatures of the so-called se
eded States, iu adopting the amendment to the
(institution of the United States, permanently
kbolishing the institution of slavery, exercised the
lighest aud most important duty devolving upou
be States of the Federal Union; and the democracy
>f Connecticut hereby assert thut the government ot
.he United Spates, iu accepting the acts of said se
eded States, mid proclaiming thereby a fundament
il alteration of the organic law, have, in the most
lolcrnu manner, recognized such States as members
if the United Stale.; and any aud all attempts upon
he part of Congress to prevent the representation of
>aid States in the councils of the Union, are deserv
ug uie severest reprcueusiuu ui wiu pcopqj ui cacn
iu<l every State.
Resol red, 15v the Ik-mocracy of Connecticut, that
he distinguished citizen now occupying the 1’resi
letitial eliair, by his earnest efforts for the restoration
>f the Uuiou upon iLs proper basis—by his manly and
tatesiuan-like position iu opposition to negro suf
rage—by his resistance to the insane and unwise ef
brts of a congressional majority, who seek to de
troy the Constitution of our fathers by mischievous
intendments—has deserved well of h's country: and
i courageous perseverance iu the course so taken,
will place the name of Andrew Johnson high upon
he roll of reuowu aud second to uouo of the great
talesmen who have illustrated the auuals of the
(eduction of Ills Military Force in North ( a.
Wilminuton, N. (’., February 8,— Orders have
•ecu received here to immediately Vdiseoutiuue the
ailitary district of Wilmington. Brevet Brigadier
tenoral Goff, commanding, goes to command Ills
egiineiit. the 37th colored, with his headquarters at
taiithville. The military post is retained here, gar
isoued by four companies of the listh Michigan,
'here are but three regiiueuts of infantry now re
naiuiug iu the State, two colored aud oue white,
.'he department will be soon merged into that of
rirginia or South Carolina. Brevet Lieuteuaut-Co
iiuel Brodle, of the Veteran Reserve Corps, has a.—
umed command of this department of tho Freed
uen's Bureau, relieving Major Wickersham, now
.bsent on leave.
'’roui Texas—^C harges Araiml (ieneral tirruory.
Galveston, February 3.—Ex-President Burnett
las published a list of severe charges against Gene
al tiregory in his administration of the Freedmen’s
General Gregory says they are false, aud demands
. retraetiou or full proof.
Colonies of Europeans are coining into Texas.—
'lie Poles are settling on Trinity river, near Pales
iue. The Germans and others from the North
resteru States are settling in the Colonies.
Flake's Bulletiu, a thoroughly I’niou paper, and
he Government organ at Galveston, denounces
Ieneral Howard's management of the Freediuen’s
lureau, and speaks of him as a religious hypocrite.
Buried, Resurrected and Married.
Norwalk, Connecticut, is exercised about body
natchers, who, ou Sunday night last, dug up the
>ody of a young lady who had been buried that
ifteruoon. aud succeeded beyond their anticipations,
'he had been buried while in a cataleptic tit. and,
ipon being exposed to the night air, animation was
■estored. The resurrectionists Ued, and she walked
h°m.e' v ^er l,arvuts refused to admit her, believiug
Her to l>e a ghost. She then went to the house of a
joung man to whom she was engaged. He took
icr in, aud on Mouday morning they were married.
The President EudwrxeU by ihr Maryland f.e*is
the policy of President Johnsou 'mv.n0™"'*’
Ihe Senate this morning, aud Wbjr of
ayes 19, nays 6. ' ui
Small Pox at the University.—The n,ar.
lottesville Chronicle of Thursday says:
As we see it stated in an exchange that the small
pox has broken out at the University of Virginia, we
dt-em it proper to say that a young gentleman from
Alabama died at that institution with this disease
yesterday morning. He arrived at the University a
few weeks aince, bringing the diseaae with him from
Alabama. Steps were taken at once to prevent the
spread of the disease, and no other case has occurred.
Ihere u no alarm felt in this place on the subject.
ii -'C*'IDE>,T-—Gn the 17th of Jannarv.
l>f- " - J- L. Rogers, of Jefferson, Texas, Medical
Uirector of the trans-Mn«ijasi|ipi hcpartniont under
General Magruder, was on bis wav to Notre Dame
Indiana, with his daughter, and while standing on
;he platform of the car on the Illinois Central rail
-oad, lost his balance and was precipitated down a
leep embankment. The accident occurred near
fuscol* Illinois, to which place the unfortunate
uau was immediately removeJ. He lingered for a
veek in the most excruciating agony, until finally
leath came to his relief.
Virginia Legislature*
Fridat, February 9.
Senator Trout, of Augusta, in the Chair. Prayer
by I>r. Edwards.
The Senate bill amending the Code in relation to
offences against the sovereignty of the State, return
ed from the House with an amendment, tvas pawed
as amended. , .
Seuatc bill amending the ( ode in relation to rape
au.l abduction, returned from the House with an
amendment, was passed as amended.
The Senate amendment to the bill fixing the qual
iflealioBft.of the Su|HTinteudont of the 1‘uldio Priat
jug was disagreed to by tire Boris.'. The Semite, by
a unanimous vote, insisted upon their amendment.
It then-lore goes bark to the House. Tin* contested
Senate amendment proposed to make newspaper
men eligible to tbe office of Superintendent. 1 he
House wish to exclude them. It is now at a dead
came up as unfinished business. I he Bulling substi
tute. amended. U-ing the immediate question,
Mr. Kubisson discussed the subject, urging the
fixing »f the rate at least as high as ten per cent.—
lie read letters from leading men of business from
various parts of the State urging a repeal of the
Usury Laws, lie showed that notonly does no capi
tal come into the Stab- under the existing state of
things, but the capital ire hare is /faring the Stale
because it commands a higher price elsewhere. The
remarks were practical and full of common sense.
Messrs. Strother and Cauei.l opposed the repeal
of the Usury Laws.
The substitute was adopted and the bill passed.—
It is as follows:
>. That the *lth section of chapter 141 of the Code
of Virginia for 18150 be, and the same is hereby,
amended and re-enacted so as to read os follows:
• §t. Legal interest shall continue to lie at the
rate of six dollars upon one hundred dollars for a
year, and proportion!!lily for a greater or a less snm,
or for a longer or shorter time, when a higher rate
shall not bo agreed on between the parties as here
inafter provided. But contracts hereafter made for
a higher rate of interest not exceeding eight dollars
upon one hundred dollars for a year, and propor
tionality for a greater or less-sum, or for u longer or
shortcr’time, shall be, for the loan or forbearance of
luouev, valid, if iu writing. _
*• Tiiin act shall be in force from its passage.
Tbe substitute for tbe House bill requiring the
banks of the Commonwealth to go into liquidation
< ame from the Finance Committee with an amend
ment, which was adopted by the Senate, and tlie bill
passed unanimously.
The joint resolutions which came from the House
concerning this subject were unanimously adopted.
% A CoRD.
A bill fixing a standard cord at one hundred and
twenty-eight cubic feet; i. c., 8x4x4 foot, or its
equivalent, was passed.
A bill to enable the owners of land permanently
injured by the devastations trf the lute war to obtain
a reassessment of such lauds was passed.
A bill authorizing the appointment of a special
jiolice force to search for stolen property was passed.
A letter was read by the Secretary from Duff
Green, stating that, by tlie consent of the House, ho
will, on this evening lit 8 o’clock, deliver at the Hall
or the House of Delegates, an address explanatory
of the plan lot the payment of the State debt, and
the creation of an internal improvement fund for
the completion of the U'onviugton and Ohio railroad
ami oiuer puunu num.'.
K X I* It ESS Ill’s IN ESS,
A bill to regulate express business over the rail
roads of Virginia was taken up. Mr. Gilmer op
posed the hili. Mr. Uoij.ino spoke in favor of it.
The Senate then adjourned.
The House met at the usual hour, Mr. Watkins,
of Prince Edward, in the <’hair. Prayer by the Rev,
Dr. Hopson, of the Disciples (’hutch. *
The following reports were made from Commit
tees :
A hill to provide for the establishmeut of a Hoard
of Medical Examiners.
The above committee reported back the following
A hill declaring Hyco liver to be a lawful fence
in the county of Halifax-.
A bill to* incorporate the Friendship Fire Com
pany. of Alexandria.
A*bill to amend the third section of an act en
titled “an act to incorporate tlic Chesterfield Gas
Coal Mining Company,” passed December 21st,
A bill to incorporate the Insurance Savings’ Com
pany of Virginia.
A bill to incorjiorate the Southern Distilling Com
Under a suspension of the rules, on motion of Mr.
Graham, the following resolutions, introduced by
biin, were adopted and sent to the Senate :
Whereas, The General Assembly, at its present
session, hath passed ail act to amend and re-enact
the ad entitled “an act to incorporate the Virginia
Canal Company, and to transfer the rights and fran
chises of the .lames Kiver and Kanawha Company
thereto," passed March 23,1861. whereby it is pro
vided that certain amounts shall be paid into the
treasury of Virginia in consideration of the transfer
id' the State’s interest in the James River and Kana
wha Company, and as a security for the faithful per
formaiicc of the provisions of the said act: therefore
be it
1. Revolted, by the General Assembly of I ir
/rinia. That the amounts required by the said act to
be paid to the State of Virginia shall he held by the
State in trust, subject to au adjustment of the debt
of the State and a division of the public property
between the Stoles ol V ire to, o on,I West Viioiuiw
ill case the two States shall not be re-muted as one
State, provided West Virginia shall by law ratify
the said act.
2. Result ed, That the General Assembly of West
Virginia is hereby resjiertfully invited to pass a con
curring statute at its present, session, giving its as
sent to the above mentioned act.
On motion of Mr. StraUuhan the following pre
amble and resolution, offered by hint, were referred
to the Committee on Courts of Justice.
Wiikrkas, The General Assembly of Virginia,
which convened in Alexandria on the — day of IV
ceuilier, 1864. proceeded, oil the — day of the same
mouth, to elect two Cuited States Senators to repre
sent the Stale uf Virginia in the Senate of the United
States, at which time and place the Hon. J. C. Un
derwood was chosen as one of the Senators, to s>ti ve
for six years from and after the third day of March,
1865; and whereas, it docs uot appear to this Legis
lature that the said J. C. Underwood is disposed to
make any effort to occupy his seat in the Senate of the
United States in pursuance of said election, hut, on
the contrary, seems to prefer the office which lie now
holds as Judge of the Federal Court of Virginia, to
which he has been appointed; aud whereas, this
Legislature has satisfactory evidence that the said
J. C. Underwood lately participated in and approved
the limccedinira of a incctillL'. ill the town of
Alexandria, the object of which was to memorialize
Congress to convert the State of Virginia into a ter
ritory—a tiling unheard of in the history of legisla
tion—thereby showing tjjat lie lias no regard for the
best interests of the State, aiiii no' sympathy with
the truly loyal people of the Commonwealth, but, on
the contrary, is using his inflnence to the manifest
wrong and injury of the State hy advocating opin
ions and doctrines disloyal in their character, revo
lutionary in their tendency, and which are cab-ula
ted to produce mischief and discord : therefore, be it
Resolved hy the tleneral Assembly of Virginia,
That the suid'.l. (', Underwood be. and is hereby in
structed t* rcsigu ajl right and claims which he may
have to a seat in thp Souan. of thp Unifed States as
a Senator from the State of Virginia.
Re it further rtsuleed, That the Governor of the
Commonwealth he directed to have a copy of the
foregoing preamble and resolutions delivered to the
said J. Underwood.
was taken up, and, alter being amended, was or
dered to its engrossment and tliird reading.
1 luring its consideration a lengthy debate oc
curred. in which several members urged its passage
without further amendment, because the Senate, in
whatever form it w as presented, would materially
modify it.
The bill to encourage aud promote
already published by us, was next taken up,
Mr. Owen advocated the bill iu a calm and very
pointed speech of some length.
Mr. Booker opposed the bill, because his constit
uents did not want foreigners to compete with the
poor white men of his county.
Mr. Evans was glad that tlic constituents of the
gentleman from Henry did not need additional
labor. His own constituents ami those of most
other gentlemen in the House wanted the intelligent
aud industrious Scotch, English, and others from
Euro|>e, to come into our midst, and wished the
Suite to guarantee them protection. He did not
favor so-called immigration companies, intended for
insurance aud discount. The immigrants wanted uot
the guarantee of such societies, but wanted the pro
tection of the State. For this the State must have
an agent, aud, of course, he must be paid a moderate
suhiri for his services. Only the white man is ac
customed to keep contracts, aud hence we must in
vite white labor, and pay forobtaining it
Mr. Ellis thought it strange that the .gentleman
now, for the first time, denounces the companies
already chartered. He ought to have opposed them
when they were before the House, Hut. perhaps,
this is a pet scheme of the gentleman, adding that
he had alluded in his speech to Mr. Black, a canny
Scotchman, as the patron and endorser of the bill.
Mr. Evans—If the gentleman had the pleasure of
knowing Mr, Black, a Scotch farmer <>f intelligence
aud enterprise, he would, no donbt. he impressed by
his manner, as had been every Virginia tanner with
whom he had eome iu contact, and from whom he
has already rented two hundred thousand acres of
Mr. Ellis—I know Mr. Black; hut I have nothing
to say about the pleasure. He is ifi the immigration
business, and, no doubt, wants the State of Virginia
to back him in competing with private companies, I
or why is he here during the session of the Legisla
ture, button-holing members and acting as the pa
tron ol' the bill now before- the House. ( andidates
for the agency and clerkships, under the provisions .
of the bill, an* already scenting these places Irom
tlie North, the South, the East, the West, and, as .
the children say. from over the crow's nest. Thank
God the Governor, if the bill passea, ia given those ap
pointment*; and the State is thereby saved ouo .
thousand dollars a day for their election, which, .
mini the number of applicants, promises to occupy
at least ten days of the time of the Legislature.
iii motion, ti1(. mu wagi owing to the thinness of
the House, passed hy (at half-past two o’clock) by the
following vote—ayes 31, noes 30.
nous*. Ac., ,
Was taken np, and passed hy the following vote- t
ayes 69, noes 9. The hill appropriates $10,000 for <
saul purposes. 1 1
Bills incorporating the Cumberland flap Railroad f
Company; the Kesarch Coal Company: the Indus- f
trial Mining and Manufacturing Company. a
On motion of Mr. Hansbkoigh the House ad- v
joumed at the nsual hoar. d
The Emperor'* Speech at the Opruias of the French
The session of the French Legislature was opened
on the 22d by the Kinperor in person. The follow
ing is liis speech:
Messiecus i.es Sen a to us et Messieurs i.ek I»k
PCTKS—Tlie opening of tlic legislative session per
mits of aperiodic exposition of the sitiiatiou of the
empire aud the expression to you of my views.
As in preceding years. 1 will examine with you
the principal questions which interest »ur country.
Abroad ]teare seems assured everywhere, for every
where the means are sought lor of amicably settling
difficulties in place of ending them with the sword.
The meeting of the English and French fleets in
the same ports has shown that the relations formed
u|miii tin* field of battle hive, not been weakened—
Time has only cemented the agreement of the two
In regard to (j'ertuauy my intention is b> continue
to observe a policy of neutrality. which, without
preventing us at times from being displeased or sat
isfied, leaves us. nevertheless, strangers to ques
tions in which our interests are not directly eti
Italv, recognized by almost all the Powers of Eu
rope. iias strengthened its unity by inaugurating its
capital in the centre of the Peninsula. Wo-may
count upon the scrupulous execution of the treaty
of the lath of September, and upon tlic indispensa
ble maintenance if the power of thr Holy hither.
The bonds which attach ns to Spain and’Portugal
are still more strengthened by my late interviews
with the sovereigns of tho-e two kingdoms.
You have shared with me the general indignation
produced by tlic assassination or President Lincoln,
and recently the death nt the King ol the Belgiaus
has caused unanimous regrets.
In Mexico the government founded upon the w ill
of the jieople is being consolidated. The opposition,
conquered and dispersed, have no longer a chief.
The national troops have displayed valor, and the
country has found guarantees of order and security
which have developed its resources and raised its
commerce with France ulouc from twenty-one to
seventy-seven millions, .-tar I expressed the hope,
last ye.ur that our expedition was approaching its ter
mination, 1 am coming loan understanding with the
Kinperor Maximilian to fix the epoch J'or the recall
of our troops before their return is effectuated, with
out compromising the French interests which wc
hare been defending in that remote country. North
Arnica, issuing victoriously from a formidable
stmjofle, has re-established the Union and solemnly
proclaimed the abolition of slavery. France, which
forgets no noble page of her history, oilers up sincere
wishes for the prosperity of the great American i!e
public, and fur the maintenance of the amicable re
lations whichsoon will have had a centurv'sdnration.
The emotion produced in the United Stales by the
presence if our troops on the Mexican soil will be
pacified by the fruukness if our declarations.—
The- American people will comprehend I hat our ex
pedition, to which we invited them, was not opposed
to their interests. Tiro nations equally jealous if
their independence ought to avoid every step which
might affect their dignity and their honor.
It is ill the midst of populations satisfied and eon
tiding that our institutions perform their functions.
The municipal elections are conducted with the
greatest order and with the most entire liberty. The
laws upon coalitions, which gave rise to Home ap
prehensions, have been t arried out with strict im
partiality on the part of those interested. The work
ing class, intelligent us it is, has comprehended that
the more facility is accorded to it to discuss its in
terests the more it is bound to respect the liberty ol
each and the security of all. The enquiry into’the
co-operative societies has come to demonstrate how
just were the bases of the law which lias been laid
permit the establishment of numerous association*
to the benclit of labor ami providence. In order to
favor the development of them, I have decided that
authorization to meet together shall he accorded to
all those who, outside ot polities, may desire to de
liberate respecting their industrial and commercial
interests. This liberty will he unlimited except by
the guarantees which public order requires. The
equilibrium of the budget is secured by a surplus of
revenue, in order to attain this result it was neces
sary to effect economy in the greater part of the pub
lic services, among others in the War Department.
The army being oil a peace footing, then* was
only the alternative of reducing either the regimen
tal cadres or the effective. The latter measure was
impracticable, since the regiments hardly mustered
the necessary strength of men. The good of the
service counselled even their augmentation. By sup
pressing the cadres of two hundred and twenty com
panies forty-six squadrous and forty batteries, but
dividing the men among the remaining companies
and squadrons, we have rather strengthened than
weakened our regiments. Natural guardian of the
Interests of the army, I would not have consented
to these reductions if they had necessarily altered
our military organization or broken the existence id
men whose services and devotion I have been able
to appreciate.
The budget of the public works and that of edu
cation have nut undergone any diminution. It was
of use to preserve to the grand enterprises of the
Stab! their fertile activity and to maintain the ener
getic impulse of public instruction.
Agriculture has made great progress since 1ST'-.—
At this moment it suffers from the lowering of the
price of cereals. That depreciation is the uecc.-sary
consequence of the plenty of the harvests, and not
of the suppression of the sliding scale. I have
thought it useful to open a serious inquiry into the
eonditiou and needs of agriculture. It will, i am
convinced, eonlliiu the principles of commercial
In the midst of always itn leasing prosperity, un
quiet spiiits, under the pretext of discussing the
liberal progress of the government, would hinder it
from marching by taking from it all force and initi
ative. The Constitution of 1.S.VJ, submitted to the
acceptance of the people, undertook to establish a
system, rationally and wisely based upon the just
equilibrium between t he different powers of the Stale.
It is at an equal distance from two extreme situa
tions. With a Chamber, mistress of the fate of Min
isters, the Kxeeutive is without authority and with
out spirit. In the same way it is without control, it
the elective Chamber is not independent and in pos
session of the legitimate prerogative, t'ur eoustitii
Liuuaf I olios, which hare u certain aitalueu with
those oj the l ultra Stales, are not delieient because
they differ from those of Kuglainl. Kadi |ieoplc
should have institutions conformable to its genius
and traditions. Assuredly every government ba
its defects; but, casting a look at the past, I rejoice
in seeing, at the end of fourteen ycurs, France re
spected abroad, tranquil within, without political
prisoners, without exiles beyond its frontiers.
Tlie nation for four years lias amply discussed
theories of government. It is now no longer useful
to seel, the theoretical means of improving the mo
ral and material conditions of the people. I^ct us
■tnploy ourselves in spreading everywhere intelli
gence, healthy, economic doetiincs, the love ot
what is good, and religions principles. Let iissolve
liv tin.* freedom of our trausactious the dillieiilt pro
blem of the just distribution of productive forces,
and Id ns attempt to ameliorate the condition of la
lior in the liclds as in the workshops. When all
Krenehioi.ii invested with political rights shall have
been enlightened b\ education they will discern the
truth without dilm-ultv, and will not sillier them
iclves to be seduced by possible theories. When all
those who live by daily wages shall have seen in
creased the laments which assiduous toil procures
they will he firm supporters of a society which guar
intues their welfare and tlieir dignity.
Finally, when all shall have received from infancy
those principles of faith and morality which elevate
man in his own eyes, they will know that above Ini
nan intelligence, above the efforts of science and
eason. there exists a Supreme Will which rules the
Jcstinics or individuals as well as of nations.
i aim).. kuiiuuii
That it lias transpired in court circles that the
Kmperor Napoleon is really displeased with the
Kmperor Maximilian on very many points, espceiallx
tn account of tin* bad reception given to the French
L’onncillor of State sent to Mexico to take the
Inanees in hand, and it is insinuated that this is
me reason for the withdrawal of tho French troops.
The key to the imperial conduct is, however, thought
o he contained in the following words, with w hich
:lio Kmjieror si|inilc|t'tented |[tu notice of the with
Irawiil of the Trench army:—“And the emotion
irodnced ill tlie United States by their (the soldiers)
jreseuee on Mexican soil would be appeased.”
Tlie London Timex says the whole tenor of the
Kmperor Napoleon’s speech eonvinees it that the so.
ution of the Mexican difficulty must come from the
Juitod Slates, Tho offer involved iu the imjierial
tddress is the withdrawal of the Freneli forces from
Mexico on receiving an assurance that the American
government will not impede the consolidation of the
lew empire. The Timex leels conlldent that the
American government will be eager to accept a pa
nic solution of the Mexican difficulty compatible
vith the diguity of both nations.
Iu the Corps Lcgislatif, on the 23d, Count Walew
iki took his seat as President of tlie Chamber. Iu
iis openiug address he passed an eiilogium upon his
iredeeessor. tlie late I Mike de Monty, and paid a
•ributetothe inanucr iu which M. Schneider pre
tided during the last session. Count Walewaki also
•raised the spirit of moderation displayed by the
'haraber. and expressed a hope that tlie Deputies
could give him their cordial concurrence. In run
•liision, he declared his intention to protect tlie
ibcrly of opinions conscientiously expressed. The
taual official report oft he state of tlie Umpire had
teen communicated to tlie Corps Lcgislatif. On tlie
mbject of Mexico the report says: •*Tim French
government, on undertaking the expedition
,o Mexico, placed before it au aim to
which it has rendered subordinate its eon
luct, and on which its decisions are still peudiug.
iV'e went on to Mexico to obtain redress, not to it vox
'lytisrfor the rouse of monarchy. Our xoltUers
ire not in Mexico with the object of intervention —
['he imperial government has constantly repelled
.hat doctrine us contrary to the fundamental princi*
ties of our rights. Mexico is at present ruled by a
•egular government. Auxious to fullill the engage
neiits it has made iu respect both to the persona and
trope rties of foreigners wheu the necessary arrange
nents are concluded with the Kuiperor Maximilian,
ve shall.be so far from repudiating the results of our
trinciplcs as regurds intervention that we shall, on
he contrary, accept them as the guiding rule for all
’ewers, ami it then will be easy to foretell the time
then we shall is’ able to effect the return of the ex
teditiunary army.”
The Timex of tlie •-3rd, in its city article, says —
tlexicau securities were severely depressed by the
•ersistent symptoms that her present course of order
ind progress may be interrupted aud the reign of a li
tre liy re-established.
(’asp of Homicide.—On Friday last, dames
rhomas was shot aud killed by dames Milam, iu
he neighborhood known us Mountain Hill, some
ix or eight miles from Danville. These men were
if rather reckless character uml hud been at dag
:er’s draw for several months. Last Fall they got
nto a tight and Thomas shot Milaui, wounding
lim so severely as to cripple him fora while. <>u
his. the tir-t meeting afterwards, the combat was
csU'nied which resulted as we have stated. There
re various reports as to the provocation for the
eed, some averring that Milam was pursued by
’hoinaa with an axe aud that he finally turned and
hot him. while others say that he was on watch
tr him for the pur|M>se of taking his life. Wheu
tund, Thomas body was badly mutilated, his
rms broken and his head split open, from which it
as evident that tlie axe was used after he was shot
own,—JUonvilhl Kegittcr of 6th,
Important Prererdiuo iu Regard to the Haiti.
more Coiilrri-nrr—They Dissolve loiiuciluii
M iih the Methodist Episcopal Church, and tio
Over to the Methodist Church, South.
[From the Washington Star of Thursday evening.]
This Conference re-nssembled this morning in the
Methodist Church, South, Alexandria, when the ses
aiou was o|ienetl with usual religions exercises, Uev.
J. P. Ktclnsoii leading in prayer.
The roll was called, aud SJ3 ministers answered to
their names. _
After various interesting matters were disposed of,
Uev. Mr. Register a lose and stated that tliey had
now reached a (shut when it became proper lor tbe
Conference to elfect a Union with the Methodist
KpiscopaUChurrh South, lie felt that the move
uip-at w aft oic of importance, and lie felt it in its
magnitude and solemnity. It was proposed to do an
act which will iu coming ages, come weal or woe.
atfect countless thousands—an act only second iu
iui]Kjrtancc to the conversion of a soul to Almighty
Rod. This was an occasion which was uuparulleletl
in the history of any Conference. After livetcirible
years of hardship, toil and suffering, they had,
through the blessing of Almighty tied, ix-en gathered
together to do wliut tliey proposed to do iu lislil.—
To Almighty f!od be endless praises for his over
ruling care. Iu taking this step he lio|ied that they
would all rise ahove feelings ol retaliation or ill will
to any oue. As a body of Christian ministers, rep
resenting a memlM-rsliip of about twelve thousand,
they realize that Conference independency isimprac
licul, they liml that ilicy cannot with self-reiqiect
unite with the Methodist Episcopal Church, iu cast
ing about they lind the Church South in organiza
tion, dot trine* aud discipline, all they cau desire,
harmonizing with their own views.
They propose w ith all due solemnity to unite to
tiiat church. The question had been asked as to
what would be the boundaries of the Conference.—
He had had the pleasure of attending the Virginia
Conference of that church at Danville, and had re
ceived assurances that all that this body could ask
as to its present boundaries would be accorded.
In doing this tliey looked to a future which may
l>e cloudy, uud in taking this course they may lose
much. Many of them had lost all except their honor
and religion. The future was, however, bright, uud
trusting ill Hod that He will defend the right, lie
was ready for the movement.
Mr. Register thereupon introduced a preamble and
resolutions, signed by Rev. Mr. Veiteli and himself,
setting forth the sentiments he had e\m e^-cd,'resolv
ing to sever the connection of the Conference with
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and to unite with
the Methodist Episcopal Church -Suuth, aud also in
viting Rev. bishop Early, of the Church, to preside
at tins Uouieronce.
Rev. John IVi-al endorsed the resolutions, slating
that the doctrines of the Church, South, were the
same as those of the old Methodist ('linrcli.
Alter some discussion as to whetlmr the young
men on trial were entitled to vote, ami after that
bad been determined iu the alllrmative, the rote Oil
the resolutions was takou by yeas and nays, when
every member present (nearly too in iiuiuUr) voted
iu the allirmalive.
Revs. S. Register am! S. S. Roz.zdl were appointed
to wait on bishop Early, and ask his attendance.—
Iu a short time they returned escorting the bishop,
who was welcomed by the President, Rev. X. Wil
son, of W inehester, and being informed ol'tlio action
of the Conlcrem-e, made a lew remarks welcoming
the body to the Church, South.
The Conference adjourned until to morrow.
Mckdiik in Xotmi Cauomna.—The Norfolk Pay
lhhiA-, of Wednesday afternoon, give llies following
account of the killing of three men in (bites county.
North Carolina:
On last Saturday night, in a d;irk corner of Cates
county', North Carolina, culled Scratch Hall, some
six or eight men, dressed in the unifoint of Federal
soldiers, were seen riding quietly along the road, a
little alter dark, going in the direction of the house
of a mail named Tyh-e, a well known desperate
character of that section.
Arriving at the house, calls were made upon Tylee
to come out and surrender, or lie would otherwise
be killed, lb- refused to capitulate, ami the battle
time, Imt at length all opposition |Vmn the parties in
the house of Tylee ceased; and upon the attacking
party entering tlie fortress, they found the dead body
df Tylee, and also those of two negro men who were
in the house with him, and who, it is presumed,
aided in the defence.
Tylee was a terror to that entire portion of the
cou*nty of dales, in which he lived, and whilst, of
course, the citizens of I hat orderly comity, laonnt
countenance murder, iu any shape or form, yet the
feeling of relief and security, since his death, per
vades ail classes,
It is not for u moment supposed that the iierpe
trators of this deed were Federal soldiers. During
tlie late struggle, Tylee had waged a desperate war
upon many of his neighbors, and their vengeance
lias at length overtaken him.
The Shortest Sermon.—Rev. Dr. Muhlenberg's
sermon at the funeral of tlie late Hubert B. Minturn,
Ksq., is the shores! on record, though several are re
corded with as few words, lie road the words of the
l'rophet Micali: “ lie hath shown thee, 0 man, what
is good ; and what doth the Lord require of thee hut
to do justly, and to lore*mercy, and to walk hum
lily with thy tiod ?” And then added: “>so did lie,”
"tine seimou having the same number of words Imt
inure letters was once preached by the Irish Dean
Kirwuli. lie was pressed while suffering from a severe
cold to preach a charity sermon in St. Peter's • 'liurcli,
Dublin, for the benefit of the orphan children of
the parish school. Tin; church was crowed to snllb*
calion, and the good Dean, on mounting the pulpit
and announcing his text, pointed with his hand to
the children in tliu aisle and simply said : “ There
they are !" The collection on the occasion exceed
ed all belief.
It was Dean Swift who waste preach a charity ser
mon: and giving out as his text, ” lie that hath pity
on the pour lendeth to the Lord," then added: “If
you like tin; security, down with tin; dust."
A Dark ('noun.—We learn that the Twenty-fifth
Army Dorps, composed exclusively, we believe, of
colored troops, is to In- brought to City Point anil
♦ !»••«» utwtiouutl ••••til *»••! ot' m-rvice. Tin*
freed men's camp near that place is, according to
our information. Iieiug prepared for their reception,
and the inhabitants of the I’oinl. are quaking at tin;
coming of so many thousand xohlnls <r AJ'rit/ne.
We anticipate troublous times to the sutlers and
pop-shop keeper- iu tlie vicinity of their camp, Imt
do not really believe that IliiWexperionce of the deni
zens of thiB village during the past month can be
much improved ou by any system of recklessness.—
Wo hope, however, that strong precautions will be
taken to keep these warriors from swarming into our
city, and the country roads leading between the two
places will be strongly picketed to prevent outrages.
The idea of a lengthy propinquity to Ibis army is
anything but agreealile, and we trust that the War
Department may find it expedient very speedily to
dispcie-v with tlie services of all these othcHo’s
whose occupation is so clearly gone,— /V/crv/uu-g
The Washington correspondent of the World has
the following :
Lieuteiiaut-tieneral Brant, having removed into
his new house, gave a house warming. A card was
sent to fieneral Butler, who returned it insultingly
endorsed as follows:
I have the honor to receive your card of invita
tion. I beg to decline it as politely as 1 may: and
would further state that iu no event would I be wil
ling to hold personal intercourse with your.-elf, or
any member of your family.
B. F. Hiti.ek.
Lieu tenau t-( icneral B rant,
Kx-Donfeiierateh is Troebi.e.—Heneml Henry
K. Bead, formerly a member of tin- Confederate (\m
gross, and latterly residing iu Louisville, in the prac
tice of his profession, was arrested by United States
Marshal Merri whether on Friday. The anc-t was
imuio upon a u arraui issued liy Hie l uileil Mules
Court for the District uf Kentucky, based upon an in
dictment which was framed about the hi-giuning of
the war.
General Head was conveyed before dud go Ballard
and allowed to go upon bonds of SjillNMi lor his up
liearauce, when the cane will be investigated. An
President Johnson some time ago pardoned General
Bead, we shall probably have the validity of the Ex
ecutive pardon decided upon.
Enthusiastic FitEXcmiES.—The Frenchmen of
Marseilles are as crazy o'er Mile. Patti an we were
here over Jenny I. ind—and rat her. more so. On her
Urst appe.tr.np-ti there as l.ucia there was a perfect
riot of eulhusiuniu. Between the theatre and her
hotel, the breadth of a square, her carriage was half
an hour in making the distance. The crowd broke
her carriage window s, jumped on the step,, a'most
crushed themselves under the wheels, and behaved
themselves like perfect fools. Patti’s bonnet was
seized and divided into shreds as keepsakes.
On Friday last presented herself at the Treasury
Department, the wife of Col. John S. Mosby, asking
for the payment of the value of certain tobacco, of
which, it is alleged, her husband was unjustpv de
prived by the “Yankee government” by the capture
of Richmond. It is understood the money was not
Heavy Damaoes.—A suit for $2 600, damages.
General Hickman against General Bate, for falsi- im
prisonment, while the latter was in command at
liuutoville, Ala., is p.-uding iu the Circuit Court for
Davidson county. Tennessee, is now iu sesnion. Tin
case will probably he tried next week.
A gentleman, who recently left General Forrest's
plantation in .Sunflower county, Mississippi, states
that in-<tead of General Forrest lieiiig in full flight
for Mexico, as has been reported, be was quietly at
work preparing to plant for a large cotton crop.
The Anniversary Oration of the Societies, at the
University or Va.. w ill In- delivered on the 13th of
April, by Mr. Garden, of South Carolina, of the Jeff
Society. The-celebration of the Wa-hiiigtou Socie
ty conies oil February 22d.
The General Assembly of Rhode Island has elected
George A. Braytou Chief Justice of ih.- Supreme
Court, to till tin- vacancy caused by the resignation
of the late Judge Ames. Judge Braytou has hereto
fore been the Associate Justice.
The New Orleans papers annouuce the death of
Ex-Geveruor A. B. Roman, at the age of seventy
one years. He was one of the most highly esteemed
and public-spirited citizens of tin; State.
Moore.—At Inglewood, near Wolf Trap Depot, Hal
ifax cunty, Va., oil the 2oth of January, .Mr, Miav
t'ATURKiXF. W ife ..f Capiain Thomas A Moor.- and old
est daughter -I James E. M. an.l .Sarah K Palmer in
the ‘inch jrnir t»f her nge.
the 9th instant, Mr
.'.•nA' * l-LB «RAY, in Hie 32nd year of his age, son .-I
W ilium uiitl Satan A. Gray.
Hi-fiinentl will lake place from Hie Broad hire, t
.Methodist Church, at 3» o’clock P. M., on Sunday. Ilia
friends, and those v( tin- family, are invited to attend .
**; m*mlj«r.>» of CJouitiany “F’1 ar« particularly
invited t<» attend. r *
—The old MoiuIh •rs of Company F
-LA are requested to me.-t THIS KVKNINO, at tin,
> ir^inia f ••iilrul Kuilroud Depot, at 4 o’clt/ck, t*» iiisUt
in receiving the r«*in;tiii* »#f their old comrade and «»IH -
cer, WM. 0RAWV1LLB GRAY. _f,-l,lo It
INESSENTIAL OILS,—Oil Lemon, Oil Cinna
J mon, INI liergaiuot, oil Wlutcrgreen, oil Sa-safns,
oil Lavender, Uil Juniper, l>il Anise, oil Caraway, oil
Biller Almomls, (SI Myrhane, oil Peppermint, Oil Pen
nyroyal, Oil Wormsee.1, Oil Croton, Oil Black Pepper,
• SI Orange, Oil Origanum, Ac., A,-. For sale l,y
I •' '\J\J Island SBED OATS, for sale to arrive, by
feblOf E. 0. JAMES A CO.
EERS.—Parties haring claims against D. S. HUFFAKD
will present them to B. T. WILKEKSON, trustee, and
those indebted must cotae forward aod close up Iheir
accounts. ' .
The entire stoek of WINES, LIQUORS, SAUCES, Ac ,
wilh a rare assortment of Goods, will ho offered at
auction on TUESDAY, February irtih, 1$*W, at the Iron
Front Building, Governor street.
Sly office, after the lotli Instant, and until 1 remove to
Baltimore, will lie with Messrs. Paine & Co., No.
106 Main street.
• feblO—tds _D. S. HUFFARD.
Office with Kellog A Gibson, No. 115 Main street, be
tween Thirteenth and Fourtoeulh streets, thankful
for I ho liberal patronage heretofore bestowed, solicit*
a continuance of the same. feblO-tit
;l_P to mkrchantsThanks,
In want of
(fate James Woodhouso A Co.,)
bokski.lkks ani» stationKIW,
GovgRjtok SrttKitT, kka* Maim,
Have established a
wilh the host machinery, tool* and materials for the
prosecution of this branch of their business.
They are now prepared to put up
They have already in store a good slock of
invoice Books,
Id fact, every description of Blank Book osnally re
quired, including Memorandum Book* in great variety 7
A well-selected slock of
(late James Woodhouso A Co.,)
at their New Building,
dec2!>-lf on Governor street, near Main.
Have removed lo their new building on
Where they will bo pleased to receive orders from
their friends and the public generally, lor work of al
kinds iu their line.
Terms moderate.
janlM-tf L. L. MONTAGUE A SON,
BA, condacted by the Spanish Government. $360,000
in Gold drawn every 17 days. Prizes cashed and in
formation furnished. The highest rates paid for Doub
loons, and all kinds of Gold and Silver.
TAYLOR St CO., Bankers,
jaii.'ll-eodGm No. 16 Wall street, N. Y.
From tho army hospital—tho bloody battle-field—the
mansion of the rich and the humble abode of the
poor—front the office and tho sacred desk-.-from the
mountain lop, distant valleys and far-off islands of the
ocean—-from every nook aud corner of the civilized
world—is pouring in tho evidence of tho astonishing
sands upon thousands of letters like the following may
be aeon at our office :
Kkkushury, Wis., Sept. 16, lsfl3.
* * * I have been in the army hospitals for
fourteen uiouths---speechless and nearly dead. At Al
ton, Illinois, they gave tue a bottle of Plantation Bit
ters. • * Three bottles restored my speech and
cured me. * » C. A. FLAUTE.
South Warsaw, Ohio, July 2S, IS03.
» » * One young man, who bad been sick and net
out of the house for two years with Scrofula and Ery
sipelas, after paying the doctors over +12>* without
benefit, has been cured by ten hollies of your Bitters.
The following Is from the Manager of the Union
Home School for the Children of Volunteers:
HaVUMKIKR Marsior, Fifty-skvertu strkkt, f
New York, August 4, IMIS. V
Dit. Dkakk : Your Wonderful Plantation Bitters have
been given to some of our little children suffering from
weakness and weak lungs, with most happy effect,
one little girl in particular, with pains iu her bead,
loss of appetite, nnd daily wasting consumption, on
whom all medical skill had been exhausted, has been
entirely restored. We commenced with but a lea
spoonful of Bitters a day. Her appetite and strength
rapidly increased, and she Is trow well. ‘ *
Ue.specItnUy, /l’i Mrs. 0. M. DEV0E.
* * *1 owe much to yon, for I verily believe
the Plantation Bitters have saved mv life.
Kkv. W. 11. WAGGONER,
Madrid, Now York.
* 1 ‘ * The Plantation Bitters have
cured me of Liver Complaint, of which 1 was laid up
prostrate, and had to abandon my business.
Cleveland, otiio.
» V # The Plantation Billers have cured me
of a der iUff. m. nl of the kidneys and urinary organs
that has distressed mo for years. It arts like u charm.
2/H Broadway, New York.
Ac., Ac., A<’., ’ Ac.
* * * Thou wilt send me two hollies of lliy
Plantation Billers. My wife has been greatly benefit
ed by their use. Thy frieud,
- Philadelphia, Pa.
* * * 1 have been a great sufferer from Dys
pepsia, and had to abandon preaching. * » * The
Plantation Bittors have cured ine.
Kkv. J S. CATH0RN,
Rochester, N. Y.
* * * I have given tho Plantation Bitters to
hundreds of our disabled soldiers with the most aston
ishing effect. U. W. D. ANDREWS,
Superintendent Soldiers' Homo,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tho Pl.ARTATIOR Bittkrs make the weak strong, the
anguhl brilliant, and are exhausted nature's gr at re
storer. They are composed of the celebrated t'alisaya
Bark, Wiuturgreen, Sassafras, Roots, Herbs, etc., ail
preserved iu perfectly pure St. Croix Rum.
S. T.—1S60.---X.
Persons of sedentary habits troubled with weak
no. . lassitude, liulnituliun of the heart, lack i.f antis.
lit'*, distress after eating, torpid liver, constipation, etc.,
deserve to suffer if they will not try them.
They are recommended by the highest medical au
thorities, and are warranted to produce an immediate
beneficial effect. They are exceedingly agreeable,
perfectly pure aud harmless.
Any person refilling bottles, or offering to sell Pi.ax
TATlox Bittkka In bulk, by the gallon, or iu any man
lier except as above, is a swiudler and impostor, with
whom we shall deal as the law directs.
Sold by all respectable dealers throughout the habit
able globe.
P. II. DRAKE it CO., New Turk.
J. adopted at the meeting of Tenants, held February
ltd, ISM :
Resolved, That a committee of three from each ward
lie app luted, with power to increase their number, if
■ necessary, whose duty*it shall be to prepare, and, If
deemed expedient, publish a full and accurate list of
all case* ol exorbitant reMhtg, In such form and em
bracing such fart* a* shall exhibit precisely who are
demanding exorbitant rents and the character and ex
tent of their exactions.
In pursuance of the above resolution, the following
gentlemen have been appointed :
C. G. Gai*wroM», W. II. Riai>,
L. T. Cit AXIH.KK, Johx C. Paue, Jb.,
A. J. Bkuby, Johx F. Rkuxaclt,
W R. I'OI.K, IlEXRY Baton*,
i: n. Eoaiier.
Resolved, That a committee of live he appointed to
ascertain who of the landlords are willing to rednee
their rents to a reasonable standard, and to report at
the tirst regular meeting of tenants which may in-held;
said report to lie published in the dally press, or not, as
the meeting may order.
To carry out liie above resolution, the following gen- .
tlemeu have been appointed :
John H. Uii.hkr. 8a., J. R KKXxtxoHAM,
Johx D. Hi blett, James WooDuocse,
A. Bookker.
Resolved, That a committee of thruo from each ward
be appointed to solicit contributions for defraying the
expenses of this movement.
The following gentlemen are appointed to carry out
the above resolution:
Joiix II. Gii.mer, Jr., Thorax Beale,
Joux M. IIii.oins, Chari ex Jouxs* x,
W. A. J. Smith, Joux it Ksowie*,
Damki. B. Corrib, a. Mili.hpacoii,
W. E. Lepeew.
Having named the committees iu pursuance of the
foregoing resolutions, the presiding officer of the mist
ing hopes that the chairmen of the different committee*
will at once call their committees together aud proceed
to carry out the instructions of the meeting.
feble—2t Chan mm.
Removal.—o. n. chalklev & co.,
their new store, on Cary, between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets, where they have just received anew
stock of LEATHER, SHOE FINDINGS, Ac., which tb. y
will sell low to their old friends and Ihc public,
fall aud examine our stock,
fel.lnf 0. H. CHALK LEY k CO.
p L A S T E R .
The subscriber is prepared to furnish the above cele
brated brand of Pla-ter, warranted pure and made from ,
the best Windsor Lump. RtTVaraier* can exchange
Corn for Plaster, and will bu allowed tbe highest mar- 1
ket price. ROBERT J. SMYTH,
feblo-cdm 8h ickoe Mill.
SARATOGA WATER.—A ftedl luppljf ol
tills delightful aud exhilrratlng water jeat received
by K W. POWERS. Druggist, i 1
fehiof _ - Cornor Main and flhhat*.
WHITE GREASE—Iu kegs ami boxes.— j
The cheapest and most convenient article for fi
Axles, Gearing, Ac. For sale by
K. W. POWERS, Druggist,
fehiof Corner Mam and tMh sis. I
The undersigned hare JusJ commenced brewing
at Buchanan Spring, at the head of Clay street, where
llio manufacture of these articles will be continued
until their
now lii course of erection, near the kite of Stearns A
Brunt tnel'a .iiatlilery, below Rock- tts, la completed.
They guarantee an article in every respect equal to
and cheaper than the beet imported from any quarter
outside the State, whether homo or foreign
W Alo orders sent through the pest-ulSce will he
punctually attended In.
faijidu imjmoino a beyr
nn.lersignod respectfully infnrms the citizens of Rirh
uiond that lie has opened a plai n of spring and summer
resort at Buchanan Springs, head of Clay street, adjoin
ing Betz, Yucngling A Byers' Brewery, wfe-ro wines,
ale and porter from the brewery, liquors of all kinds,
and cigars, all of the best quality, can be bad, and
where ran be found silting rooms neatly furnished,and
arbors and walks kept In the best order.
The subscriber pledges himself that no improper
characters will be admitted to tlie Park, and tjjjit «ve
rythiug will bo done to contribute to the innocent en
joyment of those who seek rural recreation.
feK7--lW« Ji'IlN A. SCHILLING.
IC7*A WORD TO THE WISE.—If you art)
a dyspeptic and desire to be cured, try BAKER'S BIT
TERS. If you hare sour stomach, Indigestion, torpid
liver, nervous headache, bad eedd, diarrhoir, or ague
and fever, use a few hollies of BAKER'S BITTERS, and
our word for it you will be speedily cured. Thousands
of persons thioughout Virginia and North Cartqpa have
been cured of these diseases by the Use of these Bitters,
and thousands of others may ho cured, If they but Use
the same remedy.
To bo bad of all Druggists In tbo city of Richmond
and elsewhere in Virginia, also of CANHY A GILPIN,
Baltimore. Orders promptly filled by addressing
E. BAKER, Proprietor,
dueSVf Muhin nd, Yu.
Breath, Sound and Healthy Gums, Pearly Whit.- Teeth.
Relief and freedom from TooTRai nr can be obtained
by using DOWDKN'S DENTAL FLUID Recommended
by Dentists and I'liyslciatts everywhere as superior to
the iiiiuriotis couiuuiicds in use. Price .'si cents. For
Halo by all Druggist*.
KccoMuiemh-d by Dr*. Pleasant*, Woodward, Steel,
Hudson, 4c., 4c.,of Richmond. Wholesale by
jmm« p. johmetom 4 linn.
icyJOHN W. USB & SON, house and
SIGN PAINTERS and GLAZIERS, corner Eighth and
Grace streets. Walls and Ceiling* Whitened or
Will undertake orders in Ihe conntry.
Having had a long experience in the business, they
engage to give satisfaction.
Jan2l-lm_JOHN W. LEE
(Late of Kent, Paine 4 Co.,)
Jobber and Retail Dealer In
Has removed to that large and conveulenlly ananged
new building, No. 219 Main street, corner of Ninth, and
has opened a full and complete stock of
To which he iuvltes the attention of the Merchant* of
Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
SAMUEL M. PRICE lias general supervision of the
sales department, and give* special attention to the re
tail trade. declftf
CLAIROKNP. WATKINS, No. 67 Main street.
Formerly with Smith, Rhodes 4 Co.,
Has for sale
Fancy Horse Blankets
Gentlemen's Fine Shafterand Plain Riding Sad
dles, city made
Ladies' Quilted Side-Saddles, city made
English Bridle Fillings and Martiugslea
Daniel's Steel Post Bits i
Plated Coach and Riding Snaffles
Fine ILrd-Solder Stirrup Irons
And a general assortment of Saddlery Hardware, tcv
which 1 invite city and country trade.
A few sets of Buggy and Auihulance Harness, which
I will sell low. cc(2<t
KKNF.WER has proved itselfto be Ihe most perfect pre
paration for the hair ever offered to the public.
It is a vegetable compound, and contains no injurious
properties whatever.
It will keep the hair from falling out.
It cleanses the scalp ami makes the liair soft, Instrone
and silken.
It I* a splendid hair dressing.
No person, old or young, should fall to use tt.
&£ Ask for Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Kenewer,
aiiti no other.
_ , . Nashua, N. H., Proprietors.
For sale by all druggists. nov21 -i.ui
SCP DYSPEPSIA.—Wliat everybody .says
must be true. We have heard Dr. Strickland's Toule
spoken of so frequently by those who have been b-rie
dtted by it, that at last we are Compelled to make it
known to the public that wo really believe it eff.cts a
cure ill every case ; therefore, w« say to those, who are
suffering with Dyspepsia or Nervous Debility, to go to
their druggists and get a b^tle of Dr. Strickland'*
Tonic. eata Iv
of Janesville, Wisconsin, write* for the buneflt of all
who suffer with the Piles, that he ha* been troubled
for eight year* with a^ aggraral.-d case of Piles, and
ltls brother was discharged from the army as incurable
(he being quite paralysed with the Piles). Both these
distressing cases were cured with one hot la of Dr.
Strickland's Pile Remedy. The recommendation of
by Dr. Strickland, ought to convince those suffering
that the most aggravated chronic cases of Piles are
cured by Dr. Strickland's Pile Remedy. Il t, sold by
Druggists everywhere. c„:m--1y
scientlously recommend to those suffering from a dis
tressing cough, Dr. Strickland's Mellifluous Cough Hal
sain. It gives reilcfalinost instantaneous, ami Is with*
al not disagreeable to the taste. There is no deuht hut
the Mellifluous Cough Balsam Is one of the best prepa
rations in use, and is all that its proprietor claims for
It. We have tried it during Ibe past week, and foucil
relief from a mod distressing cough. It Is prepared by
Dr. Strickland, No. 13!t Sycamore at., Cincinnati, Ohio,
and f.T sale by DrflfgUta. ost&kly
ginal and best in the world! The only true and per
fect Hair Dye. Harmless, Reliable anj Instantaneous.
Produces immediately a splendid Black or Natural
Brown, without injuring tha hair or skin. Remedies
tho 111 effects of bad <%e. Sold by all Druggists. The
genuine is signed William a. Batchelor. Also,
For Restoring and Beautifying Ibe Hair,
Ulhdf S' w York.
(Successor to Joseph Laidley,)
Corner of Main and Third streets,
Has la store a large stock sf Drags, Medicines, Dye
Stuffs, Oils aud Paiuts, to which we invite the special
mention of Country Merchants and all others in want
of such ankles. oct l«--tf
We are opening this day, direct from tbs manufac
turers, two hundred cases of
suitable for the fall and winter trade. Among our
stock is eighteen houdred pairs of F. Dane A Co's cele
brated Nailed and Pegged BROGANS, the best In tbs
United 8tates. We consider Dane A Co. Ihc best manu
facturers iu the world. We have been selling these
Brogana for over twenty years, and they always give
intire satisfaction. We ask all in want of good Shoes
or Boots to give us a call.
oeti)-tf PUTNEY A WATTS.
EXTRACT of the EGYPTIAN LoTUS-a new and sr
i|uislte Perfume for the Handkerchief. Cleopatra and
the ladies of tho present day using the same perfume.
Manufactured by F. A. PENNEY, Brooklyn, N. T.
J. B. WOOD, Agent, corner FUlh and Marshall si reels,
Richmond, Virginia. jjjMft
rill immediately free the heaJ from all dandruff, rs
toro the hair to Its natural color, and produce anew
[rowth where It has fallen For **1* bF
janldf _ I'QWBR A MoPHAIL
Cp-BROWN’S bronchial TKOCHES
tor Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Coughs, Asthma, he., he ,
JanlJf ___ _ ^rug Store.
xcellent articio for laundry purposes, at
JanlJf Drug Store.

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