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SATURDAY MORNING.....APRIL 14, 18«6. Advertising. If any business man in Richmond doubts that the Whig is the best medium through which to reach the Virginia public, we invite him to call at this office and we will take pleasure, as a matter qf fountm». in exhibiting to him oar lista of Ama fUe Habscriber* in every section of the State. Dividing State*. The Cincinnati Gazette alludes to the divi sion of the State of Virginia during the war, and takes the occasion to make some sensible remarks on the general subject of dividing States because of incompatibility of temper between its different sections. Of the forma tion of West Virginia, the Gazette says: “ A “ government, claiming to be the legal gov “ eminent of the whole State, was already set “ up there of at least as much legality as that “ which succeeded it under the new State “ construction. Therefore the division gave “ the nation no strength in the war, and we “ think it will now be admitted that a State “ Government founded on the western coun 11 ties would have had a much broader and “ more loyal foundation from which to take in “ the whole State at the downfall of the rebel “ lion than the shadowy one of Governor “ Peirhuixt had. And with this strength and “ the political changes that freedom will bring, " the sentiment prevalent in West ^Virginia “ would, before long, control the whole State.” It alludes to the agitation now going on in East Tennessee for a division of that State on the ground of political incompatibility, and appears to think that this sectional difference will ultimately l»e overcome, aud that if divi ded the two States would generally be found together in political action. The Ga-ette says : “ I n nearly all the Southern States there is a market! difference in the character of the up-country and the low-country sections. If these differences are cause for division, we may go on cutting up nntil different party control of different counties or towns shall call for divorce. If there is any hope for popular government, right principles will eventually get the ascendency in all these States. The nation al welfare needs that these more Republican sec tions shall remain to leaven the rest. “ There are differences also in Northern States which would cut them up if the practice of dividing according to partisan color is to come in.” Ohio, Indiaua, Illinois ami New York are cited as instances in which sectional differences exist. The Gazette thus concludes its article : “ Population and partisan sentiments are ra. “ pidly changing iu America. No territorial “ divisions can fit them, or make any sale cal “ dilations on political results, aud there is n<> “ intelligent object to be sought by them that “ cau compensate for increasing the inequality “ of representation in the Seuate.” Without going farther into the subject at present, we may add that if political differ ences shall be recognized as sufficient ground for the division of States, there is reason to ap prehend that such changes will go on without limit. A domiuant party may at any time di vide a State in order to reap a political advan tage. When the people of a State know that their destinies are bonnd up together, and that they have to live together, they will learn, as married people do, to hear aud forbear, in or der to enjoy harmony. Easy partitions and divorces encourage instead of checking discon tents and estrangements. How Will the Differences Between the President and Congress Culminate1 A newspaper, hitherto devoted to “ the turf, field sports, the army, and the stage,” has lately become a seif-constituted political leader. It quits hounds, horses, hares ami patridges, and addresses to its readers elabo rate articles on politics. It not only knows what has happened, but what is going to hap pen. Its editor is not only a statesman and historian, but a prophet. He sees at a glance the whole held of American politics, poiuts out all the mistakes that have been made, and knows much better than Asdrkw Johnson what Andrkw Johnson ought and ought uot to do. This new aspirant to political leadership is “ Wilke#’ Spirit of the Times." In its issue of the 7th April, it predicted the issuance of the Peace Proclamation by the President, and added : •• He will then formally summon the •* Representatives and Senators of all the States “ to meet at Washington iu hxtra session.— (This was upon the supposition that Congress would have adjourned before the issue of the “ Peace Proclamation.) The present majority 44 of the two Houses, which will then be iu “ minority, will, of course, dispute the right “ of the Representatives aud Senators of the 44 eleven unadmitted States to meet with them “ in council; whereu|K>u it is expected that the “ President will recognize the new majority “ as the true Congress of the United States, 41 and assign to them the official chambers of 44 the Capitol. The then minority deprived of 44 a President, deprived, too, of their statutory 44 forums, aud even of Presidential recognition, “ will, per force, be driven to convene apart “ in some unofficial place. Assumiug, never. “ theless, still to be the true and only Cou •« gress, and as such, to have majority enough ** within itself to be iudepeudent of the Presi o dential veto or approval, it will go on with •* its legislation, and endeavor to establish its “ authority under the auspices of the Supreme » Oourt. Here will be too separate, distinct “ and rival Governments in operation, not di “ vided between the sections, as was projected « by the overthrown rebellion, bnt angrily con “ fronting one another. That such a state ot *» things must necessarily result in war, n<> ** reasonable man can doubt, and that such a “ war would discharge <t* fiirv solely within *• the North, is obvious from the materials of “ which the oppusiug sides would be composed. " The South would be a unit for a Northern “ inarch to sustain the programme which pro “ poses to resign the country to its hands; “ while the North, casting off all business and “ personal concerns, would address itself en “ masse to arms.” Alter thns expressing itself, the journal from which we quote proceeds to appeal to the President, in view of all the dreadftil con* quences it portrays, “to find some way to as “ similate his policy with that of the present “ majority of Congress; some wav by which “ the rights of the South may be amply guar «* anteed, and the wishes of the moderate North •• conceded to.” Failing to do this, the Presi dent is warned “ that the muskets which now <* hang in honored ease in every household “ North of the Potomac may soon be hurriedly •< nnslung.” The same journal, in a subsequent issue, points with something of exultation to the ve rification of one of its predictions by the actual issue of the peace proclamation, quotes from the national Intelligencer of the 4th instant to prove, as expressed by Foinbt, of the Ckron icte that “ an armed attack upon the Ameri can Congress is deliberately threatened,” and proceeds to offer the following admonitory re marks : •« We hope, therefore, that some means will be “ devised, now that the great struggle on the bill of civil rights is over, to bring about a recon ciliation between the President and Congress, i. and that the South, regarding the neceesi. » ties of the situation, solely under the influ ence of common sense, will revise Us recent .. delegations, and send men to Washington ,n * . ' very names do not arouse “ their places whose very u “resentment and alarm. This “ reconstruct the country. But it is not -- - ' “ way to get them in to compose them of the “ old chronic conspirators of secession ; nor “ will it be possible for such unrecognised “ delegates to acquire even an obliqne admla “ sion by depending upon the general sum “ mons to an extra session aud a Presidential “ recognition. The two houses are already 41 organised by law, and being respectively the “ judges of the eligibility and qualifications of “ those who assume to be elect, no members “can b® made without their action. The “ members now within the Congress will, there “ f°re> *n case of such an extra session, be the “ tru® nnd only Congress of the United States “ wherever they may sit. They will legislate “ as usual; send their bills to the President as “ nsnal, and he failing to notice them, those “ bills will, by the very tact of such negleet, “ become laws as usual. The endorsement of “ those laws by the Supreme Court of the “ United States will give them final sanction, “ and then the President will be called upon “ by the two co-ordinate branches of the Gov “ ernment to enforce and carry out these laws “ as the Executive. Should he refuse, he “ would then be in rebellion against the Gov “ ernment (instead of Congress, as the organ “ of the President suggests), and war having “ thus-resulted, it is plain which side the peo “ pie of the North would take.” Long before we saw it hinted or heard it whispered that the misunderstandings between Congress and the President would find their probable culmination inarmed collision, we had, in onr minds, followed it out by ratiocination to that logical sequence. We saw, or thought we saw, by the continued divergence between the President and Congress, by the contumacious refusal of the latter to admit to their seats the competent and legitimate representatives elect from eleven States, and from an obstinate and defiant persistence in unconstitutional meas ures, it might become the bounden duty of the Executive to interpose. We saw, or thought we saw, how a mere party in Congress, unlaw fully constituting itself Congress, by excluding the representatives of a whole section of the Uniou in a body, who, if present and voting, would, by the nnion with them of Northern Conservatives constitute a majority, and throtv the present dominant party in Congress into a minority—we say we saw, or thought we saw, how such party usurpation might well be re garded by the President in the light of a con spiracy against the Government, the Constitu tion aud public liberty; aud how', with his old fashioned fidelity to the Constitution, he might leel it to be his duty to deny that body, thus self-constituted, the Executive recognition as the Congress of the United States. We saw, or thought we saw, how that body, still persist ing iu its sessions, Maiming the Capitol, and legislating for a whole country, when only half was represented in it, should, by its violence aud usurpations, impose upon the President the necessity of doing what the great Lord Protector of Knglaud did. We almost fancied that we heard a deep hoarse voice exclaiming, “ For shame—get you gone. Give place to ** honester men—to those wrho will more faith “ fully discharge their trust. You are no “ longer a Congress. Take away that bauble.” All this occurring we could vefy naturally gross composed of members elect from all the States of the Union, as well those of the South as those of the North ; and that if the Radical members should refuse to attend that he would recognize the Northern Conservative members and the Southern members as the lawful Con gress, to sit in the Capitol, and to legislate for the country. Nor did we see how all this would happen peacefully. We supposed that the Radical and sectional Congress would contiuue its sessions, appeal to the people and proceed to muster an army, if the United States army should not side with it. We also supposed that the President would be pre pared to meet force with torce. We say we saw, or thought we saw, how all this might happen before we ever saw it hinted at or heard it whispered. Thesubject, however, was so delicate, and our position as Southern men rendered ns so liable to unfriendly con struction and criticism, that we discreetly held our peace. What we then foresaw others have since seen and ventilated. The Spirit of the Times did not hesitate to blurt it out the mo ment it got wind of it. The President evidently sees, and has long seen, the whole difficulty. We shall not pre sume to tender him advice, or to proffer sug gestions. He has, no doubt, viewed the sub ject in all its aspects, and has determined upon the measures that may be necessary in any turn of affairs. Of oue thing the country may rest assured—he will not fail for want of hon est intentions, or of vigor and independence of action. The Austro-Prussian Difficulty. It really looks as if the Austro-Prussian dis pute were about to eventuate in war. The real importance of such a conflict, we apprehend, is not whether Austria can whip Prussia, or vice versa—but whether the conflict is uot going to result in such complications as will compromise the tranquility of the sur rounding uations. All Germany, it is certain, will be dragged into it, iiolens volens, with a fair chauce that Italy also will be involved.— Whether France would, if she could, be a pas sive spectator, is doubtful, to say the least of it. In any event, it is clear the whole conti nent is once more on the threshold of stirring events. It looks as if another general up heaval all round were close at hand. We do not know that there is anything in the question immediately at issue to challenge American sympathy, one way or another.— .unuia «iu & i uwu», mv inn vig vxvi uiau powers, joined hands the other day, to wrest the Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein from plucky little Denmark. Prussia now wants to bag the spoils entire; but Austria, uuwilling to be -heated out of her share, is going to maintain her claim by the sword. It is thus, to all in tents and purposes, a mere squabble between two robbers, and so far as the moral of the thiug is concerned, it makes but little differ ence which wins. The Charleston -Vries is correct, we fancy, in the opinion that these Duchies are only the os tensible ground of strife ; the real quarrel be tween the two rival powers being of much older date. Its origin may be traced in the follow ing interesting historic sketch by that journal: “ Carlyle, in his six volumes of “ Friedrich." gives us a minute insight into the rise and progress of this inieruatiunal hate and rivalry. The great Frederick built up I*russia at the expense of Austria. A little over one hundred years ago. Prussia had no voice in the politics of Europe. To all intents and purposes. <be was a mere province of the German Empire; whereas. Austria, for many i-enturies. has been at the head of Germany, and the Emperors usually were elected from the House of Hapsburg. The brilliant , victories of Frederick at once assigned Prussia a place in the foremost rank of European States. •The German Empire was dissolved by Napoleon 1 iu 1806, and when its several component States threw off the French yoke, and re-asserted their in dependence iu 1838. they formed what has ever since leen known vs the German Diet, or Confederation— 1 Austria again having the Hegemony—this seemed matter or course, inasmuch as Austria (with her non-German possessions in Hurgarv. Moldavia and Italy) had a population equalling, if not exceeding, that of the whole of Germany. But while large populations and extensive termtorial possessions are naturally a source of strength, they form, in this in stance, a great element of weakness, owing to the geographical situation of the component parte, and the ethnological differences of its peoples. The empire consists of provinces in Germany and c of Hungary, Moldavia, and Transylvaniv of bohemia and Moravia—representing nationali ries widely differing in race, language, religion, habits and character. To frame a government just and suitable to these varied and opposing interests. th<j *Qdeavor of the cabinet ministers at V ienna dunng the half century past. Austriv moreover, has but a very small mantime border.— surrounded on all aid,, by powerful nations, she is under the nec«-..ty of gna'j,^ h-f extenslTe fron. I uer. thus requiring an unmenae standing array; this ' the more, as the ouUying province, have neve> been 1 marked for loyalty to their Hapah^g*"'ve" 1 and every war m which Austria has been enraged 1 since 1816. in the interest of her non-German^ noJL 1 sionv has lessened her influence in the Oennandiet. 1 “ Prussia, also, has two or three province, not in- 1 eluded in the German Diet (her share of the Parti- < tion of Poland); bat far the greater part of Prussia « is German, and is perhaps more homogeneous in the 1 several characteristics that go to constitute a peo- < pie. than any other European State of her size. The | great Frederick, on coming to the throne, formed the neclene of a splendid army, which be increased ' year after year, and rendered more efficient, till at last Prussia became one vast military camp; and this characteristic has beea so strongly impremed \ upon the country, and incorporated in her entire < system of governments, that the Prussians of to day have a right to be considered the most military people in Europe. With a population of less than twenty millions, she boasts an army of nearly 300,000 men, which, in time of war, can be in creased (at a very short notice, by means of her ex cellent Lamdwehr,) to 750,000 men. “ Prussia stands in the forefront in all that per tains to the highest degree of enlightenment. In Government a constitutional monarchy, and Pro testant in religion, her people have enjoyed a fair amonnt of liberty, and the best opportunity of work ing out the great problem of modern civilization.— Her material prosperity is second to that of no other State in Europe: ner system of education is unri valled : the several walks of art. literature and sci ence have been rendered illustrious with the light shed upon them by Prussians,” The New York News of Wednesday vehe mently urges the President to give to the people of the Southern States their rights under the Constitution, and to “compel obedience to the provisions of the Constitution, by which all the States of the Republic are entitled to represen tation in the National Legislature.” Addressing the President personally, the News says: “ Proclamations and messages will not avail you. Words cannot subdue revolution in the fall tide of its success. Your remedy is force against fraud ; action against conspiracy. You are sure of popular support; whatever of moral influence or of material strength is with the people, you can command. Their instincts of self-preservation, their intelligence, their pa triotism, teach them that your theories are right; now, show them that you have the nerve to make good your theories by action.” What Congress is doing or refusing to do is declared to he revolutionary—“ treason more dangerous than armed rebellion against the constituted authorities. It is, if suc cessful, death to the body politic by poi son, more fatal than open conflict in the fields of war. It is the treason of demagogues against, not only the organic laws of the Republic, but against the sentiment of the People.” THE HONORED DEAD. Publir Meeting at Gordonsville—A Pious Work. At a meeting of the citizens of Gordonsville and its vicinity, held at the Baptist Church, on the 1st day of April, 1866, on motion of James P. 8cott, James A. Evans was called to the chair and Geo. W. Moyers requested to act as secretary. The Chair stated that the purpose for which the meeting was called was to invite the co-operation of the citizens of the adjoining counties in the purchase of a suitable lot near Gordonsville, to which the re mains of the late Confederate dead who have been buried in the counties of Orange, Green, Madison aud Louisa may be removed, and said Cemetery to be so laid out and beautified as to make it a suita ble tribute to our noble dead. The following resolution was offered and adopted: Resolved, That a committee of ten be appointed by the Chair to confer with the citizens of Orange, Green, Madison and Lonisa, asking their co-opera tion. and that they be requested to send delegates to a general meeting to be held at Gordonsville on the first day of May next. The Chair appointed Messrs. J. P, Scott, G. W. Moyers, J. 8. Cowherd, S. C. Brown, Rob’t Taylor, W. T. Smith, E. F. Cowherd, O. H. P. Terrill, Dr. J. L. Jones and'J. Peyton Cowherd said committee. On motion the Chairman of this meeting was ad ded to the committee. Fearini? that notice of the general meetinir mierhf uot be sufficient for the counties to act through meetings duly called, it was, on motion. Resolved, That Richard Morriss, T. V. Winston, R. B. Davis and J. L. Pendleton, of Louisa; F. Mc Mullen, J. B. Davis and Dr. J. F. Earlv, of Green: Dr. W. A. Hill, Col. T. F. Twyman, J. J. Clove and Gen. R. A. Banks, of Madison, he requested to adopt such measures as will seeure the representation of their respective counties at the general meeting on May 1st. Resolved, That B. .1. Barbour, Conway Newman, J. P. Scott, R. W. Brooking. Dr. J. L. Jones, Col. Jno. Willis, G. W. Moyers, James A. Evans, E. F. Cowherd, W. G. Williams, Ferdinand Jones, James Roach, F. M. Kendall, R. P. Graves, Dr. John L. Woolfolk, R. B. Gibson, F. J. Saunders, J. S. Row. R. L. Gordon, John Pajne and Ricihard Richards be appointed as delegates to the genera! meeting for the county of Orange. Resolved. That the proceedings of this meeting be 4ent to the Richmond Whig for publication, and that all papers friendly to our und ertaking be re quested to copy. On motion tlie meeting adjourned. JAMES A. EVANS, Chairman. Oko. W. Moyers, Secretary. Trial of Major Gee at Raleiob In the trial of Major Gee at Raleigh, on Monday last, his eoun lel moved to quash the proceedings against him on the ground oflfche military commission being now, under the President’s proclamation, illegal. The fudge Advocate asked that the motion be not enter tained, on the ground that the court had no officia 1 evidence of the genuineness of the proclamation.— The court overruled this objection, and the Judge Advocate, Major Wolcott, of Kentucky, asked for :ime to prepare an argument In answer to the ground taken by Major Gee’s counsel. The Raleigh Stand ard of Thursday says: On yesterday the prisoner sued out a writ of ha beas corpus.before Judge Fowle, of the Superior I'ourt Bench, which was served on General Ruger, .-ommauding the Department of Nortfci Carolina, to have Major Gee before him on Saturd ay next. The matter will then be decided whether the trial before the Military Commission shall continue, a trial be had before a civil court, or Major Ge<! be set at lib erty. The Cattle Plasue. The Hon. Isaac Newton, Agricultural Com tuis douer, in one of his recent reports in relation to the •attle plague, remarks, that a consideration of the igencies by which the poison of the disease Is dis seminated among cattle, calls for the exercise of the greatest care by American cattle breeders, agai list ihe introduction of the plague into this country.— Be charges the medical faculty with having den ied ibese agencies, fearing that an admission of the ti nth n the premises might alarm the country. He que >tes rrom the regulations of the English privy coun. :il, lrawn up by a physician, which indicate the uum er jus things by which the cattle plague may be pi t> jagated. These regulations set forth that the infec tion is communicated by all parts of the diseasi ;d inimal. and blood, as thy skin, hair, hoofs, horn s, itc., as well as by the flesh, but especially by inte s ;inal discharges. It follows, therefore, that all a r lcles which have been in contact with a disease d inimal. are capable of carrying the infection for a n ndetinite time, and must be looked upon as beini; ictually infectious to other healthy animals.- - \mong these the regulations referred to enumerate •acks of wood or iron; cribs or mangers, of wood. > >r iron or stone; articles used for fastening animals; eather collars and straps, ropes and chains; all liar less of uny animals used for drawing, and all carts. >een drawing: the stalls or sheds in which the aui- j uals have been standing; the whole length of the f (utters and drains through which their nrine has >een flowing: the entire surface over which their nannre has been drawn, and all implements with vhich the removal has been efl'ected, in fact, all lersons, animals, places, buildings and movable hings which have been in contact with raattters iroceeding from diseased cattle themselves. In Scot and, at the present time, the moving of cattle from • oinmon markets is strictly prohibited. The disease * tas broken ont in healthy localities and a close ex- f iiuiuation of the roads has shown cattle tracks, f wi uting to the fact that during the night time, in vi- * dation of this law, cattie had been driven from in- ! ected market places. When, therefore, the neigm ! >orhood cattle were taken over the road for specise purposes, they contracted the disease from its atoms, J eft by the feet, droppings, or urine of the infected inimuls. Practically, the greater part of the poison ast off by the iufec-ed animal takes the form of ma- 1 lure. Commissioner Newton argnes that our point ! if strongest defense is against the introduction of oreign cattle, and no trade in cattle or their products lermitted with the British North American provinces. Secretary McCulloch has already been empowered >y Congress to regulate the “situation" in this re pect, and if the rules he has adopted are sufficiently iringeDt and carefully enforced, the introduction o f be cattle disease into the United States need not b» j eared. From New Orleans. New Orleans, April 11.—The members of the laltimore conference have been received with favor. Grand preparations are being made for the Loaisi - ins races to-morrow. The track is dry, bat rough. The flood is passing off and crevasses below are >eing closed. Flaqnenintne conntv is flooded. The Methodist Conference has appointed two bisb ips to proceed to Washington and thank Pres’.deu t lohnson for restoring the Church property. President Johnson orders the suspension of Mayor Uonroe and Alderman Nixon until they are pa rdon ■<1. New Orleans city and the Gulf ports are per fectly Heath op Thor as Downing, the Oysterhj.n._ rhis well-known colored caterer and oysterm an, >ne of the “ institutions” of New York for net iriy ifty years, died in that city on Tuesday, at the age >f seventy-five years. The Post says; He was born a slave in Accomac conntv. Va., on be 27th of January. 1791. His master’s 'fan ily vere well known and mnch respected ia that|coiin y. Downing in bod vliood was sent to the same scln >ol rith Henry A. Wise. During the war of 1812 lowning first came North, and for a time was wj th he army. After the war he went to Philadelphia, rhere, having no trade, he was a servant in some of he prominent families of the city, whose respret md friendship he gained, by his faithful condni it. le came to New York in June. 1819, and began ife as a katsominer, opening a shop in Broad street : ,nd here he soon after set np an eating house, rhich shortly became famous with down tow n mer hants. for the excellence of his oysters and other atables. and the clean liness of his place. H e raised ■ large family of children, to whom he gave it liberal dneation. ending some of them to Europe For that 'oppose- He was prominently connected uith the fawns and Odd-Fellows, and long a vestryman n the colored Protestant Episcopal church. rePubl'can convention of Oregon has oom.ina co L. Woods for Governor, and Rufus Mtllorj for ongress. T RQBBERY EXTRAORDINARY. A Bank Clerk Knocked Down and Robbed or Nine Thoutaud Dollars in Gold—A Mysterious Af fUr. [From the New Y ork World.] One of the moat extraordinary cases of highway robbery that has ever startled honest New Yorkers, occurred on Tueadav afternoon last in the very heart of the business portion of the city. At about one o’clock, we are Wormed, a person employed as a porter or clerk in. the Bank of America, called at the Sub-Treasury office, corner of Wall and Nas sau streets, and obtained nine thousand dollars in gold. The specie was placed in a bag, and the clerk left the Sub-Treasury office on his way to the bank. . Two hours afterward one of the clerks of the Chatham Bank had occasion to visit the Sub-Treas ury office to obtain specie. Having accomplished the object of his visit, he passed from the room. As he stepped into the ante-room he stumbled over the prostrate form of the clerk of the Bank of America, who had left the building two houre previously.— Examination disclosed the fact that the unfortunate man had been knocked down, stunned, and severely wounded, and that the bag he obtained from the Snb-Treasury office was missing. Measures were at once taken to restore consciousness, but at a late hour on Tuesday evening these efforts had been on ly partiallv successful. Indeed, at last accounts the unfortunate clerk was wholly unable to give any account of the circumstances attending the robbery, or to make any intelligent statement with regard to the manner in which he had passed the two hours intervening between his departure from the Sub Treasury office and the discovery of the outrage, or concerning his whereabouts during this time. To all questions his replies were vague and nnmeaning. He seemed quite unaware that he had been assaul ted or robbed. Grant and Lee. “ It was a bad example in General Grant to vio late a law. but a worse one to treat the officers of the law with contempt.’’ The above is the commentary of the Richmond Whig on the late action of Gen. Grant, in refusing to permit an officer to discharge his duty towards the Lieutenant General as well as towards any other citizen. Fancy Robert E. Lee driving racing horses through the streets of the eapitol! Still more diffi cult is it to fancy him refusing to submit to a law which was framed as well for him as for the hum blest of his follow-citizens.—Petersburg Index. There was a sequel to this little but somewhat significant affair, whieh is related by the YVashing ton Star of Wednesday afternoon: This morning, the Sergeant of the Second Precinct reports the case of General U. S. Grant, arrested for fast driving, as settled by the General paying the fine. We are informed that when the policeman went to the Army Headquarters and laid his war rant on the table before the General, that officer looked at it, and taming to the servant of the law, remarked, “I suppose you take pride in this 1" The oflicer said: “ No, General, I only do it because it is my duty." The General intimated that under mar tial law the tables might be turned, and the server of the warrant sent to the gnard-honse. The officer re plied that the General might do as he pleased, but lie had performed his duty, adding, “ I also did my duty under you, General, at Vicksburg, and you did not find fault witli me then.” The General imme diately acknowledged the service of the warrant, appeared before Justice Walter and paid the line.— The General wonld, no donbt, be pleased to have some place other than a public race course where lie might exercise his horses, aud so would’many other gentlemen here, who, like him, suppose they violate no law by fast driving in the thinly-settled suburbs of the city. General Grant, it seems, regards martial law as still in force. There is ground, too, for an unpleasant inference that he submitted to the officer not as the representative of law, but because he had served un der him as a soldier. A Case Under the Civil Rights Bill—An Import ant Decision to be Rendered. Lafayette, Ind.. April 11.—A colored man named Barnes brought suit against a prominent .1,; , onTni-nn o nTim .In. fend ant, for answer, sets up that the negro came into the State in violation of the thirteenth article of the Constitution of the State of Indiana, which, under pains and penalties, prohibits negroes from coming into the State, and debars them from all rights to enforce contracts, etc. The plaintiff demon to the answer, maintaining that the thirteenth article is void and of no effect, because: 1. It is in contravention of the letter and spirit of the Constitution of the United States. 2. It is in direct conflict with the constitutional amend ment abolishing slavery. 3. It is void under the first section of the civil rights bill, which gives to all persons born in the United States full right to make aud enforce contracts, any law, statute, ordi nance. regulation or custom to the contrary not withstanding. The court sustained the demurrer, and the defend ant appealed to thef’ircuit Court, which is now in session. The case was submitted to-day, and after argu ment of counsel, it was taken under advisement. Judge Gest will probably render a decision to-mor row. Under the second section of the civil rights bill he enn only decide in favor of the negro, for the reason that an adverse decision would subject him to the penalty of $1,000 tine and imprisonment. Melancholy Suicide—A New Orleans Widow Drowns llcrself for Love. [From the New Orleans Times of the 8th.) Our neighbors of Jefferson City were thrown into a state of considerable excitement on Friday, by the suicide of an intelligent and much respected lady, a resident of the place. The name of the deceased was Mrs. Margaret Lambert, and the cause of her rash act is thus explained in a letter which she left at her home: Her affections had been ensnared by some gallant of the sterner sex, who has not yet been discovered: an engagement followed, and Mrs. Lambert made her ftill preparations for the marriage, having pre pared her trousseau, etc. The expected happy day ii pproaehed. but, to her dismay, the choice of her hc'art proved faithless, and, while laboring under the effe cts of the cruel disappointment, the nnfortunate won.'an determined upon quitting the scene of her troubles. After writing the letter containing the facte above stated, and bidding her three children an affectionate farewell, Mm. Lambert cast herself into the Mississippi—that great panacea for so many world-weary hearts. A verdict was returned by the coroner’s jury in accordance with this statement. Mrs. Lambert was the daughter of Dr. Poelmann, a well-known and much-respected citizen of Jeffer son, and much sympathy is felt by the community for the afflicted parent. The Philadelphia Murder—Additional Partial, lara. Philadelphia, April 12.—Ithas beeu ascertained that the name of the missing German is Timothy Slomon. , , Mrs. Dolan, the mother of Elizabeth Dolan, one of the murdered parties, was brought down this morning from Burlington, and an examination made under her direction. It revealed the fact that Slo mon carried away with him two gnns and two pis tols. He also took away a satchel containing, ns far as is known, several ladies dresses, a gold locket and chain, two rings, two fifty dollar compound in terest notes and one twenty dollar compound inter est note. The following is the most accurate description the detectives have yet been able to learn of the sup posed murderer of the Deering party. His name is Antoine—last name unknown. The name previous ly telegraphed is an error. He is believed to have been in the army, and was formerly from Brooklyn. His height is five feet eleven inches; age twenty-live to thirty years; round shoulders, no side-whin* kera, light hair, short, thin, light moustache, in clined to curl at the ends, downcast look, weight about 175 to 180 pounds, loosely made, shuffling gait, and speaks broken English. The property missing consists of two revolvers, one large and one smaller musket, u shotgun, black Irock coat, black satin vest, black pants, brown over-coat, one pair of ioug boots, two tifty-dollar compound interest notes, ene twenty-dollar compound interest note, two gold vugs, one set with a purple stone, one gold chain with long links and a chased bar at the end, and Kur ten cent pieces. Geueral Amnesty. Washikoton, April 12.—The rejiort has been re lented from time to time for the past tliree months hat the President is on the eve of issuing a genera! mnesty proclamation. There is nothing to warraut nch rumors; and, as far as can be ascertained, the i lbject has not been brought to the attention of the ’ abinet. The policy of such a measure has not »jen agitated in official circles, and whatever has » «n said in newspapeis on this subject is mere eon e. :ture. The President has no donbt intimated bis purpose o release Jefferson Davis on parole, as neither Con fniss nor the United States Supreme Court will take in;,'measures for his trial. He has taken care that lis potation on the subject should be understood.— It cannot be doubted that the President will soon 'ollow ) ip his peace proclamation with an extension >f amnesty to some classes heretofore excepted from t. He has conferred with General Grant and Mr. Reward on this subject They are believed to favor .his policy. Vert Fornetish.—The following conclusion to in article in Forney’s Chronicle of yesterday is •haracteristic: There is a class of men at the South, however, sbout whom there can be no donbt, and whose loy alty is above suspicion—we mean the blacks. There is scarcely one of them but can take the test oath, We do not see why the offices at the disposal of the Postmaster-General should go a begging while this flement remains at the South. We are certain of one thing, however, and it is time the present Ad ministration understood it: the loyal people of the United States—who are largely in tie majority, thank God—would rather have a black loyalist than a white rebel entrusted with office. SnciDE in Albemarle.—The Charlottesville Chronicle of Thursday says; We are truly pained to learn that Mr. Henry Sneed committed suicide at his residence, in the Buckeveland neighborhood, in this county, on Mon day last. Mr. Sneed was a young man iu the prime of life, and in good circumstances, but his mind had exhibited symptoms of disorder for some months past. On Monday morning he made some demonstration towards cutting an artery with a razor in the pres ence of bis wife, but she interposed and prevented him. He then went out into a tobacco-house and hang himself. He was discovered and cut down, but too late to save his life, although he continued to breathe until evening. He leaves a wife and two small children. Power op Appointment.—It is no doubt the in tention of the majority in Congress to enact some law to remove the appointing power to a great ex tent from the President and vest it in Congress, rhis is thought necessary bv the radicals in order to iave their friends now in ofcce. Such a bill Is now Before the House Committee on the Judiciary, and will, doubtless, pass both Houses by a two thiids rote, if it should be voted by the President.— Wash. Cor. Phila. Age. Wm. Grady was hanged at Elizabeth. N. J„ on iVednesday. for the murder of Fergus Collins. Bishop Atkinson wgs taken suddenly ill at Wil mington, N. C., on the 6th iost, bnt is recovering. . Speech of Beast Bailer at Harrisburg. Ex-General Butler addressed the Pennsylvania Legislature at Harrisburg on Wednesday, and said, in substance, that we might at least rejoice over tbe , cessation of armed hostilities, but had great cause for sorrow in reviewing the political events of the present hoar, which convinced us we had not yet gained all that for which we fought. When the Rebel forces surrendered, and their great leader was captured, the position of affairs at the South was such that our impressions of loyalty would have been retained, If the President and Congress had then punished Davis, who deserted his seat in the Senate, and Lee, who deserted his flag, and then, without shedding more blood, had ordered those who left the army and Congress, and those who served in the Rebel Congress, to leave the country in sixty davs and for feit their property; and that those who nad taken an active part in'the rebellion should not have polit est power for at least as long a period as an unnatn ralized foreigner, then peace, quietness and loyalty would have reigned in every Southern State. Tbe question now was simply whether these South ern men, who deserted us once, shall be admitted to Congress without any guarantee that they will not leave us again ? If States can go out whenever they please, why cannot they come back whenever they please ? But the truth is, they never did go out. Only some of the members of Congress, with the sanction of their communities, drew their salaries, left their seats and went South. The same commu nities cannot expect to send other members to take the place of those who absconded without the as sent of Congress. The Supreme Court of the United States had de cided that the war was a public and civil war, and that those on the opposing soil were public enemies. Has there been anything to change these Southern ers from this condition of public enemies? We captnred them entire—bodies, property and consti tution, and every other right, except that of being hanged. The terms of Grant and Sherman gave no political rights to those who have opposed us. So ciety in the rebellious States was disorganized. How shall it be organized ? Simply by extending justice to all, and by acknowledging that every man, whether white or black, has the right to be equal with evciy other man. On this principle the Union party must stand, if it expects success in this world or smiles in the next.— But it was said, why not extend this same principle of equality to Pennsylvania and the Northern States? The answer was, that the rights of Pennsylvania had not been captnred, and they had not been in rebel lion. The Southerners were entitled to only what we choose to give them, and beggars proverbially should not be choosers. It would be but human nature if the Southern members were admitted to Congress for them to re pudiate the debt incurred in whipping them, and if a sufficient number were admitted to combine with Northern Democrats, the majority thus created would be prejudicial to the interests of the country. General Butler dwelt at length upon this point, and alluded to the possibility of this majority of disunionists in the future actually forming a new Congress. The remedy against this was to sustain the present loyal men in Congress in their positions. In regard to the President, he would cheerfully welcome his return back to the principles of those who elected him, and would be glad to see him re deem his promise of making traitors odions, although the only way he had as yet suggested of doing this was by admitting them to Cougress. V.« ViuTis!—Our able contemporary of the Char lottesville Chronicle, whom we thought inclined last fall and winter, to take over-hopeful views of the condition and prospects of the South from the re sult of the war, now says: We confess we never dreamed that the defeat of the South by the North would pierce as deep as it has done. We always anticipated, and felt con vinced, that it would be bad enough for ashigh-spir ited a people to have to submit ou any conditions, and to see their form of civilization wrested from them by force, and another form (no matter how good or how bad) imposed upon them against their will. It was bad enough to contemplate the idea of the traditions and sentiments of Virginia, violently trampled out by conquerors and strangers from Mas sachusetts and New York—to see our distinctive life slowly withering under influences planted and sustained among us by the sword. We had never bent our necks to any yoke, ami it was a keen hu light, or softly lined, or festooned with flowers.— Not from any antipathy to the Union—but from the pride that revolted against the holding of the South by the North, we lamented the issue of the late war. We supposed that apart from this sense of having been humiliated, the restoration of the Union would be tolerable enough. Of the material advantages of the Union to the South we had always been strongly convinced. We had never cherished in ourselves, or encouraged in others, any spirit of sec tionalism. We had loved the whole Union—and had implicitly adopted the maxim; “ Liberty and Union—one and inseparable.” We thought that this loss of the distinctive indi viduality of the Houth, and the painful memory of the haughty independence which she had formerly asserted, would be all that was involved in adopt ing once more the flag of the Union. Slavery, of course, we accepted as destroyed by the war—and had no regrets for it. But we lind that going back into the Union is no child’s play. We were badgered before the Union was dissolvedf we were scourged after the Union was dissolved: and we are tormented now that it is restored. We are in the hands of a cruel mob, who hate us, and who having overpowered us and dis armed us, are like the Philistines with Samson. We supposed they would have treated us kindly. We strangely fancied that they respect us, and wanted to be i'riends with 11s on their own terms, and that they would attempt to win our good will, and reconcile us to being conquered. Wc had never looked into the heart of Thaddcus Stevens. We had not retlected that the habits of life at the North tend to make men throughly sel fish and to indurate the feelings. We had not well studied that cold, and pitiless eye. We had not fully apprehended the temper of the age, nor the fury of democracies. We had failed to remember that there is a strong resemblance between the Northern people and Rome and that Rome sought her ag grandizement without regard to human sutTering, and never felt a sentiment of magnanimity. Philip II. sought to assimilate the Netherlands to Spain, and the rack and the gibbet and the inqui sition were exerted for half a century to make them Catholics. The great moral job which the Northern mob pro poses to itself, and with as many sanctimonious pro fessions as Philip, is to compel the Southern peo ple to associate on equal terms with negroes—their late slaves. Philip, however, maintained the Cath olic religion in Spain; the Northern mob do not practice negro equality at the North. Because we are refractory—they call to ns—“ You miserable rebels, you haven’t got right yet! When you become loyal, the gate of the Union stands open to receive you—and it is very easy to show your loyalty by ullowing the negroes to vote—yon miserable traitors!” They are doing all the}’ can to embitter the whites at the South against the blacks. They are not ben efitting the latter, and they are nursing a hate on the part of the former that may prove dangerous some day, however it may be despised now. it is never well to make men despesate. [If Underwood or his opinions were either entitled to the least respect, the following might well be headed important.] Habeas Corpi's not Restored to Virginia bv the President’s Peace Proclamation—Derision of Judge Underwood.—The case of Thomas Javins, [tetitiouer for a writ of habeas corpus, was heard be fore Judge Underwood, in Alexandria, on Tuesday, in May, 1863, Javins assaulted a colored boy, Frank Beall, and in the assault the boy’s leg was broken. Javins was thereupon arrested by General Slough. In October Beall brought an action for damages in the Provost Conrt, Captain P. R. Hambrick, Judge, and recovered five hundred dollars damage, the court ordering Javins to be imprisoned till the damages were paid. This decision was approved by General Augur, ami a tew clays since was carried into execution by the arrest of Jar ins and his con finement in the Slave Pen, in default of pay ment of the judgment. He now petitions the United States 1 >istrict Court for 11 writ of habeas cor pus to discharge him from this confinement. The writ was served on Captain Hambrick on Friday last, who made return thereon that he held the prisoner by authority of the President of the United States. The prisoners counsel relied upon, first, a former convic tion by General Slough; secondly, want of jurisdic tion in the Provost Court over n case of this nature. The respondent's counsel argued that the return of Captain Hambrick was conclusive, and upon it the prisoner must be remanded to custody; and sec ondly, that, if the return did not preclude the Court from going further, the Provost Court has jurisdic tion, being the court designated for the trial of these cases, by the Freednien’s Bureau, iu accordance with the rules and regulations of the Bureau appro ved by the President. Judge Underwood decided that the writ of habeas corpus was not restored by the recent proclamation of President Johnson, anil that the return of Captain Hambrick that he held the prisoner by authority of the President was conclusive, and the Court could not go behind it. The prisoner was accordingly re manded to confinement under the sentence of the Provost Court. The Philadelphia Murder—Another Body Found. Philadelphia, April 12.—An additional victim to the horrible trngedv down the Neek was discov ered this morning. The body of the boy Cornelius Cary was found under a hay stack, with his head ernshed with a hammer and throat cut. The clothes of the supposed murderer were found stained with blood. The Bulletin gives the following description of the supposed assassin:—A German named Anthony or Antoine, aged 28 or 30. heights feet 11 inches, very muscular, light complexion, light iiair, slight mous tache and goatee, pimples on his face, ronnd should cred. walks slow, taking long strides, and speaks English imperfectly. The police are making every effort to secure his arrest. Resolutions of Censure Attains! Senntar Doo little. Madison, Wia., April 11.—The Wisconsin Legisla ture passed resolutions last night severely censuring Senator Doolittle for voting against the civil rights bill in disobedience of instructions, and declaring that it is his duty to resign. DIED. AUGUST.—On Thursday morning last, in the 76th year of her age, Mrs. CATHERINE AUGUST, wife of Philip August Her funeral will take place to-morrow (Sunday) morning, at 11 o'clock, from Centenary Church. The friends and acquaintances of the family are respectful ly Invited to attend. HICKS.—In Brunswick, on the 29th nltimo, THOMAS J. HICKS, Esq., aged 55. JONES.—In Washington city, on the 11th instant, Lieutenant-Commander M. PATTERSON JONBS, Uni ted State* Navy, son of the late Commodore T. Ap. Catesby Jones. OLD RTE WHISKBY ! After a suspension of mv Distillery for fonr year* and upwards, I have within the last few months re sumed business, but I have as yet sent to market bat ten barrels of my Whiskey, which 1 think, without doubt, as good as I ever made In my life, and moet as suredly as pure as Liquor can be’ produced from the best of grain. My agents are— JAMBS E. LIPSCOMB ft CO., Trankltn street, between 13th and 14th, Richmond, Va. apl4-6t JAMES BUMGARDNER. THE FENIAN EXCITEMENT. Latest from the Front—Camp Bello being Evrcm ated. Calais. Me.. April 12.—There was much excite ment yesterday and last night at St. Stephens, N. B., opposite this city. Fears of a Fenian raid some where on the frontier have been strengthening for several days past, but the precise point of attack is not known. Reports from Eastport yesterday indicated that the Fenians were leaving there in sqnads for Calais, bnt op to this honr they have not shown themselves here. Two or three hundred men were under arms at St Stephens all last night. All the approaches to the town were strongly guarded and every preparation was made to receive the Fenian attack last night but everything passed off quietly. The force at St. Stephens will be increased to-day to about 600 men. A large number of Fenians are believed to be moving east, but no definite news can be gathered. Eastport. Me.. April 12.—There is great excite ment at Camp Bello Island, and families are moving over here and taking shelter in barns and out houses. There was a great Fenian meeting last night Speeches were made by Killian and Major Sinnott. LUXURIANT AND SILKY HAIR.-Mr*. 8. A. 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Atlantic.New York....Bremen.April 12 Fulton. .New York_Havre.April 14 Bavaria.New York_Hamburg.April 14 City of Paris.New York....Liverpool.April 14 Bavaria.New York....Hamburg.April 14 Belgian.Portland.Liverpool.April 14 Scotland.New York....Liverpool.April 14 FOR HAVANA, ASPINWALL, Ac. Santiag-d'Cuba..New York....Oreytowu.April 2u Corsica.New York_Nassau, Ac.April 21 North America ..New York_Klo Janeiro,Ac.April 2S MINIATURE ALMANAC—April 14, 1866. San rises.6:31 I Moon rises. 5:0S gun sets.6:29 | High tide. 3:30 PORT OF RICHMOND, April 13, 1S66. ARRIVED. Steamer John Sylvester, Post, Norfolk, merchandise and passengers, C. J. Towbridge. Steamer Albemarle, Bourne, New York, via Norfolk and City Point, merchandise and passengers, 8. Ayres A Co. SleamerSfate of Virginia, Travis, Baltimore, via City Point, merchandise and passengers, D. A W. Currie. Steamer M. Martin, Haines, Norfolk, merchandise and passengers, Haskins h Bridgford. Schooner S. J. Simms, Cropper, Norfolk, light. Schooner Pocahontas. Berry, Boston, via Fort Mon roe, merchandise, Wardwell, Rogers & Crowell. Schooner Wye, Rooks, Accomac, light, VESSELS CLEARED COASTWISE. Philadelphia, April 12.—Schooner Beverley, Prince, for Richmond, Va. BELOW. Schooners Pearl, from New York; Evening Light, with locomotives on deck, and four others, names not reported, also one brig, all bound up. NOTICE TO MARINERS. On and after the evening of the lflth instant, a light will be exhibited from Cape Florida Lighthouse, on the south point of Key Biscayane, 8. E. point of Florida.— The tower is of brick, 9fl feet high, whitewashed and lantern painted white. The light is a fixed white light, 100 feet above sea level, and visible In clear weather IS miles, AMUSEMENTS. TKTEW RICHMOND THEATRE. 8. B. DDFFIELD.Manaoer. Fiflh nights of Miss MARY MITCHELL and Mr. J. W. ALBAUGH. TWO CAPITAL DRAMAS. SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 14, 1886, Will be performed the great drama of HORSESHOE ROBINSON. “ Wearing of the Green,” (Great Fenian Song), Mr. DUFFIELD To conclude with WANDERING BOYS. ’ apl4-lt LECTURES. Medical college of Virginia.— The Introductory Lecture tr the Spring and Sum mer Course will be delivered by Professor MeCAW, in the Chemical Lecture Room, on MONDAY, April 16, at 12 o'clock, M. L. 8. JOYNE8, M. D , apl4-2t Dean of the Faculty. Medical college of Virginia.— CLINICAL LECTURES will be delivered at HOW ARD'S GROVE HOSPITAL, by the Professors of the College, every TUESDAY and FRIDAY, from twelve to two o’clock. Medical Students and members of the medical profes sion admitted without charge. L. 8. JOYNE8, M. D., mh20-d&c.3w Dean of the Faculty. MEETINGS. Notice?—The annual meeting" of the STOCKHOLDERS of the NEW CREEK COMPANY Will bo hold at their office, No. 311 Walnut stre t, Philadelphia,on MONDAY, the 9th day of April next at 12 o’clock, M. STANLEY C. HYLTON, rnhlO—Ini > Secretary. INSURANCE. ^R E YOU lNSDli EDI THE ASSOCIATED FIREMEN’S INSURANCE COM PANY OF BALTIMORE. PRESIDENT.WILLIAM A. HACK. DIRICTORS; Jacob Trust, William Shansbury, James C. Wheeden, James Young, Lancaster fluid, James B. George, Sr., Francis Burns, U 0. Mason, Thomas J. Flack, Allen Paine, Samuel Kirk, William A. Hack. JOHN DBKEHAKT, Secretary. Having complied with the law nf Virginia requiring a deposit of security for its obligations, as per Trea surer's receipt below, is prepared to issue FIRE POLICIES on favorable terms. This old established Company is recognized in Balti more for the PROMPT PAYMENT OF ALL LOSSES, and the Directors are favorably known throughout the 8outh as SUCCESSFUL MERCHANTS AND ARTISANS, evidencing that Us operations are conducted with ENTIRE SAFETY TO THE ASSURED. Parties desiring FIRE INSURANCE, are invited to call on the undersigned. No charge for policies or stamps. All losses adjusted and promptly paid at this agency. THOMAS M. ALFBIEND * SON. Agents, No. 200 Main street, Over William and Charles Euker, Richmond, Va. TREASURY OF VIRGINIA, > Rn.-ujto.vD, March 21, 1666. $ Received of the “Associated Firemen's Insurance Company,” of Baltimore, thirty thousand dollars Vir ginia tegistored bonds ; the same being made oat lnth* name of said company, and deposited with power to transfer all or any part thereof, according to act of As sembly, entitled ” An act to require a deposit of secu rities to be made by foreign insurance companies doing business in this State,” passed February 3, 1866. J. S. CALVERT, mh27-ThA8a2w Treasurer of Virginia. LIMITED PARTNERSHIP.—The under klgued, WM. F. BUTLER and ROBERT E. BUTLER, both of the city of Richmond and State of Virginia, and FRANCIS J. PARKER, of the city of Boston and State of Massachusetts, haveforim-d a limited or special partner ship, under the style and Arm of BUTLER A SON, for the purpose of transacting in said Richmond the busi ness nf Importing, Baying and Selling at Wholesale and Retail, EARTHENWARE, GLASS and other mer chandise. Francis J. Parker is a special partner, and, as such, has contributed to the capital stock of the said Arm the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, which sum he has paid in cash. Wm. F. Butler and Robert E. Butler are the general partners. The said partnership commenced on the first day of March, 1666, and is to continue until the first day of July, 1871, and no longer. Witness the following sig nature*, this twelfth day of March, 1866. WM F. BUTLER, ROBERT E. BUTLER, General Partners; FRANCIS J. PARKBR, Special Partner. STATE OF VIRGINIA—CITY OF RICHMOND—Tf WIT :—This day personally appeared before me, John F. Regnauit, a Jnstice of the Peace in and for said city, Wm. F. Butler, one of the general partners, named In the written notice, and made oath that Francis J Park er, the speeial partnei. also named In said notice, has deposited in cash, to the credit of the firm of Butler A Son, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars. Given under mv hand, in this my city aforesaid, this fourteenth day or March, 1866. Signed, JOHN F. REONAULT, J. P. mhlP-lawgw_ __ rAA BUSHELS BRAN, BROWNSTUFF OUU and 8HIPSTUFF. REEVE A MAYO, aplOf_Franklin atreet, between 6th and 9th. WHITE SHIRTS made to order when pre ferred. Also, a large supply, nf very fine qual ity and style, always on hand at 112 Main street. •Pl2t WM. IBA SMITH. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Proceeding* of (ongre**. Washington, April 13. Sen at*.— Mr. Morrill gsve notice thst be would, at an early day, bring in a bill to establish negro suffrage in the District of Columbia. Housb.—The House adopted a resolution instruct ing the Committee of Commerce to enquire and re port what regulation is necessary to prevent the in troduction of the cholera into the ports of the United States. The bill for the reorganization of the army was discussed. No vote was taken. From Waihlngton. Washington, April 13.—In commemoration of the event of the assassination of President Lincoln, to-morrow being the anniversary, all the public of fices will be closed. The President has officially informed the House that a naval force will be sent to protect the fisher men, now that the Reciprocity Treaty between the British Provinces and the United States has lieen abrogated. From Mexico. New Orleans, April 13.—Advices from Mexico rla Havana, state that Corssal is beseiging Ma/.at lan. He bas also possession of the Senoloa mines, and is coining money on his own account. The commerce of Mazatlan, Guaymas, and other Pacific ports, is represented to be broken up. The French subjects continue to be subjugated to forced loans and other oppressions, and the whole coast was in the hands of the Liberals. The news from Havana is unimportant. Railroad Accident. Essex Junction, Vt„ April 13.—A railroad acci dent occurred last night near Williston, caused by the Express train having pitched down the gap—the bridge which spanned it having been burned. One man was killed and several others severely wounded. Adjournment of the Pennsylvania Legislature. Harrisburg, April 13.—The Legislature ad journed sine die to-day, aiter the unanimous adop tion of a resolution of thanks on behalf of the State to Governor Curtin for his fidelity to the inte rests of the country during the rebellion. Death of Hon. Daniel 8. Dickenson. New York, April U—Hon. Daniel S. Dickenson died last night at the residence of S. G. Courtney, his brother-in-law. of strangulated hernia. He was down town yesterday attending to business. The Murder of ihe Deerlng Family. Philadelphia, April 13.—A man was arrested here this morning who confesses that he was the murderer of the Deering family, assisted by a com panion whose description is given. Arrest of Fenians. Toronto, April 13.—Another important Fenian arrest was made this morning. The excitement has somewhat abated. Execution of a Murderer. Boston, April 13.—Edward R. Green, the man who murdered young Converse, of the Malder Bank, abont two years ago, was executed this morning. New York Market*. New York, April 13.—Cotton heavy; sales 13,00 bales at 36$a37c. Flour 6al0c. better, State, 16 80 a8 20; Southern firmer. Wheat advancing. Corn has a declining tendency; sales 28,000 bnshels at 80 a85c. Pork heavy at 125 65. Lard buoyant— Whiskey, Sugar and Coffee dull. Turpentine heavy. Rosin firm. Gold, 126j. Baltimore Market. Baltimore. Anril 13.—Wheat verv firm. Corn active; white, 82a83; yellow, 79a80. Oats firm at 66c. Flour firm; high grade* advanced 26c. Pro vision* dull. Groceries steady. SPECIAL NOTICES. ,‘CP A GENTLEMAN RETURNING TO Europe will take charge for the furtherance thereof any first-class undertaking or financial project connect ed with the Southern States. First-class Southern ref erence. Address, with full details, F. D. W , care of Box 4,903, Postoffice, New York. apl3-lt# 5CP E. H. CHESTERMAN, Bank Street, Third Door from Ninth, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, Is prepared, with unequaled facilities, to repair and erect MILLS in the country. Will furnish plans and drawings on the moet liberal terms. May be seen at bis office from 9A.M. to 3 P. M , or may be addressed through Post Office, Box 1,111. apl2-lw The New York Tribune says, “ the reason why Drake’s Plantation Bitters are so universally used and have such an Immense sale, Is that they are always made up to the original standard, of highly invigorating material and of pure quality, although the prices have so largely advanced," etc. The Tribune Jnst hits the nail on the bead. The Plantation Bitters are not only made of pure material, but the people are told what it is. The Recipe Is pub lished around each bottle, and the bottles are not re duced in size. At least twenty imitations and connter feits have sprang up. They impose upon the people once and that’s the last of them. The Plantation Bitters are now used In all the Gov ernment Hospitals,are recommended by the best physi cians, and are warranted to produce an immediate bene ficial effect. Facts are stubborn things. * * * I owe much to you, for I verily believe he Plantation Bitters have saved my life. REV. W. H. WAGGONER, Madrid, N. Y. * * * Thou wilt send me two bottles more of thy Plantation Bitters. My wife has been great lybene fltted by their use. Thv friend, ASA CURKIN, Philadelphia, Pa. * * ** I have been a great suffgrer from Dyspep sia, and bad to abandon preaching. * The Plantation Bitters have cured me. REV. J. S. CATHORN, Rochester, N. Y. * * * I have given the Plantation Bitters to hun dreds of our disabled soldiers with the most astonishing effect. G. W. H. ANDREWS, Supt. Soldiers' Home, Cincinnati, 0. * * * The Plantation Bitter* have cared me of Liver Complaint, of which I was laid up prostrate, and had to abandon my business. H. B. KINGSLEY, Cleveland, 0. * * * The Plantation Bitters have cured me of a Derangement of the Kidneys and the Urinary Organs that has distressed me for years. It acts like a charm. C. C. MOORE, No. 264 Broadway. New Bedford, Mass., Nov. 24, 1863. Dear Sir: I have been afflicted many years with se vere prostrating cramps in my limbs, cold feet and Ildnus, auu a general uisuiueien s/sieiu. r uysicians and medicine failed to relieve me. Home friends in New York, who were using Plantation Bitters, prevailed upon me to try them. 1 commenced with a small wine glassful after dinner. Feeling better by degrees, In a few days I was astonished to find the coldness and cramps had entirely left me, and I could sleep the night through, which I had not done for years, f feel like another being. My strength and appetite have also greatly improved by the use of the Plantation Bitters. Respectfully, JUDITH RUSSEL. If the ladles but knew what thousands of theta are constantly relating to us, we candidly believe one-half of the weakness, prostration and distress experienced by them would vanish. James Marsh, Esq., of No. IS# West Fourteenth street, New York, says “ he has three children, the first two are weak and puny, his wife having been unable to nurse and attend them, but that she has taken Plantation Bitters for the last two years, and has now a child eighteen months old which she has nursed and reared herself, and both are hearty, saucy and well. The article is invaluable to mothers," etc. Such evidence might be continued fora volume. The best evidence is to try them. They speak for them selves. Persons of sedentary habits, troubled with weakness, lassitude, palpitation of the heart, lack of appetite, distress after eating, torpid liver, constipation, diabetes, etc., will find speedy relief through these Bitters. Any person re-filling bottles, or offering to sell Plan tation Bitters in bulk, by the gallon, or in any manner except as above, is a swindler and imposter, with whom we shall deal as the law directs. Sold by all respectable dealers throughout the habit able globe. P. H. DRAKE A CO., rayl/i--eodIy __ New York X^ImPORTANT TO FEMALES! [ DR. CHEESEMAN'S PILLS. The combination of ingredients in these Pills la the result of a long and extensive practice. They are mild in their operation, and cannot do harm to the mo-t del icate ; certain in correcting all irregularities, Painful Menstruations, removing all obstructions, whether from cold or otherwise, headache, pain in the side, palpita tion of the heart, whites, all nervoas affections, hyste rics, fatigue, pain in the back and limbs, Ac., disturbed sleep, which arise from interruption of nature. DR. CHEBSEMAN S PILLS was the commencement of a new era In the treatment of irregularities and obstractlons which have consigned so many to a premature grave. No female can enjoy good health nnless she Is regular, and whenever au Obstruction takes place the general health begint to de cline. These Pills form the finest preparation ever Sat forward with tniixniATB and permstext spcceb* — ON’T BE DECEIVED Take this Rdvertisement to your Druggist, and tell him thRt you want the best and most reliable Female Medicine In the world which Is comprised In these Pills. DB. CHEE8EMAN S PILLS have been a standard remedy for over thirty yeara, and are the moat effectual one ever known for all com plaints peculiar to Females. To all classes they are in Urlt *’ ,““neln®* W,T* C*«TA|»TI, periodical regu They 4r* known to thousands, who have used them at different period*, throughout the country, having the sanction of some of the most eminent Physician* In America. Bxplicit directions, stating when they should not be used, with each box. The price One Dollar per box, or tlx boxes for $5, containing from fiO to <0 Pills. Pills sent by mail, promptly, secure from i observation, by remitting to the proprietors.— J Sold by Druggist* generally. 1 f HUTCHINGS A HILLYBR, Proprietors, ^ 28 Dey street, New York. «T8old In Richmond by R. W. POWERS. (dec2—eodfiaj __ HERRINGS.—Fifty barrel# Ilerring#, a prime article, for sale low. j ROBERT P WILLIAMS, No. 44 Cary atreot, ap!4-fft Between Fourteenth and Fifteenth. SPECIAL NOTICES ICP RICHMOND ALE AND PORTER. ^ The undersigned have Just commenced brewing ALE and POSTER, t At Buchanan Spring, at the bead of City street, where the manufacture of theee articles will be continued until their .NEW BREWERY, now in coarse of erection, near the alte of Stearns A Brummei's distillery, below RoeketU, Is eompieted. They guarantee an article In every respect equal to and cheaper than the beet imported from any quarter outside the SUte, whether home or foreign. AS" A11 orders sent through the poet-oMce will le punctually Attended to. febg-.tm BETZ, YUENOUNG A BEYER JCP* PAINTING I PAIN TIG ! I L. L. MONTAGUE A SON, HOOSE, SION AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, TENTH STREET, BETWEEN M.tVN AND CARY, < Will h« pleated to receive orders from their friends 9 and the public generally, for work of all kinds inthetr tine. They are prepared to do HOUSE PAINTING, GLAZ ING, GRAINING, Ac , In the very beet style. Call and leave your order*. Our terms shall be reasonable, and we guarantee to do the beat of work. SIGNS furnished at short notice. “*«*>•« L. L. MONTAGUE A SON. JCP* PURCELL, LADD & CO., DRU0G1ST8, Having recommenced business in thsir new honse on the site of their old stand, Cornkr or Main and Tbirtirnti strrrti, RICHMOND, VA., Are prepared to offer (heir usual Inducements to pur chaser*. They are now receiving, snd have In itore a large and well selected stock of DRU08, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS, FRENCH POUSHED PLATE and ORNAMENTED GLASS, INDIGO, MADDER and OTHER DYE8, R< CK BRIDOE ALUM WATER, and a general assortment of articles In tbetr line, which they offer on most favora ble terms. Particular and prompt attention to packing and for warding orders. PURCELL, LADD A CO., Druggists, 122.Main street, corner of Thirteenth, ®b2—tf Richmond, Va. Bankino Hoes* or Ws, B. Isaacs A Co., ) a 2»tb March, !$««. \ , ICP NOTICE....W« are prepared to Innuo VIRGINIA REGISTER BONDS in sums of ONE HUN DRED DOLLARS and its multiple for the corNTiasioi m notes of the Hank or Scorravri.i*, Bank or Oi.d Dominion, Monticri.lo Bank. mhtO-lm ICP WE WOULD CALL THE ATTENTION of the citizen* of this State and others to the use of BAKER’S PREMIUM BITTERS, Which all the druggists of the city of Richmond, Vir ginia, admit to be one of the moat popnlar msdlctnss ever before the public for the cure of Dyspepsia, Ner vous Headache, Colic, Pains, Dysentery and Bowel Complaints. In weak and debilitated females there le nothing to equal the ready mode that it has in strength ening the whole system, and If any medicine ever de kerved the title of a “ human comforter,” it ahonld b« BAKER'S CELEBRATED PREMIUM BITTERS. Since the introduction of these Bitters, which has been about the city of Richmond, over one thousand certificate), where it haa made permanent cure* in the above-named diseases. Should you once become acquainted with its superior virtues in various complaints, you would never bo wlthont it in your families. To be had of all permanent Druggists in Virginia ; also of CANBY, GILPIN A CO., Baltimore, Marylan Orders promptly filled by addressing E. BAKER, Proprietor, _mh2t Richmond, Va. ICPA RREST DEC A Y—PERFUM ED ' Breath, Sound and Healthy Gums, Pearly White Teeth. Relief and freedom from Toothacbk can be obtained % by using DOWDEN’S DENTAL FLUID. Recommended I by Dentists and Physicians everywhsre as superior to 1 the injurious compounds in nse. Price AO cents. For sale by all Druggists. j Recommended by Drs. Pleasants, Woodward, Steel, j Hudson, Ac., Ac., of Richmond. Jan2-3m PEYION JOHN8TON A BKO. JCPH ALL’S VEGETABLE SICILIAN H AIR KENEWER has proved itselfto be the moet perfect pre paration for the hair ever otfered to the public. It Is a vegetable compound, and contalne no lnjnt tons properties whatever. IT WILL RESTORE GRAY HAIRTOIT8 ORIGINAL COLOR. It will keep the hair from falling out. It cleanses the scalp and makes the hair soft, lustrous and silken. It is a splendid hair dressing. No person, old or young, should fail to use it. IT IS RECOMMENDED AND USED BY THE FIRST MEDICAL AUTHORITY. WJ Ask for Hail's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewefs and take no other. R. P. HALL A CO., Nashua, N. H. Proprietote. For sale by all druggists. nov2I-«ai I CP DYSPEPSIA.—What everybody says must be true. We have heard Dr. Strickland * To uU spoken of so frequently by those who have been h ,n*. fitted by It, that at last we are compelled to make it known to the public that we really believe It «g«cti a cure in every case ; therefore, we say to those, who are suffering with Dyspepsia or Nervous Debility, to go to their drngglsts aid get a bottle of Dr. 8trieklande Ton.le-_ _ __ocUkHy ICP TWO BAD CASES OP PILES CURED BY DR. 8TRICKLAND’S PILE REMEDY.—Mr. Olaas, of Janesville, Wisconsin, writes for the benefit of all who suffer with the Piles, that he ha* been troubled for eight year* with an aggravated case of Pilee, and his brother was discharged from the army a* lncuiable (he being quite paraiyjed with the Pllesj. Both these distressing eases were cured with one bot le ot Dr. Strickland’s Pile Remedy. The recommendation of these gentlemen, beside the daily testimonials received by Dr. Strickland, ought to convince those suffering that the most aggravated chronic case* of Pile* at* cured by Dr. 8trickland’s Pile Remedy. It U *oU by Druggists everywhere. co3fi--Iy ICPA S U PERIORRKMEDY.—We CM C9*. .vicuuvu.i; muauumg mote snnertng from aft),, (reusing cough, Dr. 8trickland’a Mellifluous Cough *Rai. sam. It gives relief almost instantaneous, and U with* al not disagreeable to the taste. There Is node abt bn I the Mellifluous Coogh Balsam is one of the be ,1 piepa ratlons In use, and is all that its proprietor for It. We have tried ll during the past week, SD(j f#nB<j relief from a most distressing cough. It Is prepare 1 by Dr. Strickland, No. 139 Sycamore st., Cinclnnall Ohio and for sale by Druggists. neUO-ly ' |ty BATCHELOR’S IIAJK D FE.-The ori. glnal and best In the world ! Thu only true and per. feet Hair Dye. Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous. Produces immediately a splendid Black or Nalura Brown, without injuring the hair or skin. Retnedlea the ill effects of bad dye. 8old by all Drngglsta. The genuine Is signed William A. Batchelor. Also, REGENERATING EXTRACT OP MlLLE-FUtURg. Per Restoring and Beautifying the Hair, Charles batchxlor, _anll--tf_____ __ New Turk. icy SPECIAL NOTICE] ~~ JOHN W. RISON, (Successor to Joseph Laldley,) APOTHECARY AND DRUOO ST Corner of Main and Third streets, RICHMOND, VA., Has la store a large stock ef Drugs, Medlciae*, Dy*. Stuffs, Oils and Paints, to which we invite the special attention of Country Merchants and all others In want of snch articles._#c, ,g. „ ICPTO OUR FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC. ANOTHER NEW STOCK. We are opening thU day, direct from the manatee turf m, two hundred eM«a of BOOTS, 8HOBS AND TRUNKS, suitable for the fall and winter trade. Among our etock is eighteen hnndred pairs of P. Dene A Co‘« cele brated Nailed and Pegged BROGANS, the best n the United States. We consider Dane A Co. the beet manu facturers in the world. We have been selling these Brogans for over twenty years, and they always give entire satisfaction. We ask all in want of good Shoes or Boots to give ns a call. oetW -tf PUTNEY A WATTS iy BILLIARD TEMPLE. A RESTAURANT COUNTER Will be kept at the Billiard Temple, commencing THIS (Saturday) AFTBRNOON. _mb:il-tf JONE8 A GRISWOLD. iy ROYAL HAVANA LOTTERY OP G0~ BA, conducted by the Spanish Government. A360,000 In Gold drawn every 17 days. Prises cashed and ln rormation famished. The highest rates paid fee Doub loons, and all kinds of Gold and 8ilver. TAYLOR A CO., Benketa, Jan.ll-eodflm No. 1C Wall streot, N. Y. ICTMilLL-sllAIR-DYE, 50 CENTS^Iu^ >r Brown, Instantaneous. Best, cheapest, durable, re table. DEPOT-NO. M JOHN STREET, NRV TORK Sold by all Drag and Patent Medicine Stores eve j. vbere._ mhfl l, PURE NO. 1 GROUND PLASTER “ClaiborneV- No. 1 Ground Platter, flnely crannA rom the very beet Blue Windsor Lump. Po?L?. Sf M t ROBERT P WlLUAMg ’ (°f «he late Arm of K. H. Skiuker A Co ) ‘pl4t No, 44 C*^ street.