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THURSDAY MORNING.APRIL 26, 1866. Advertising. If any business man in Richmond doobta that the Whio iatha beat medium through which to reach the Virginia public, we invite him to call at this oJice and we will take pleasure. « a matter >if burintf. in exhibiting to him our lisla of bo*a fid* subscribers In every section ofthe State.__ Worse and Worse. In bis recent address on the occassion of his installation as Rector of the University of Edinburg, that eccentric but great writer and profound thinker, Carlyle, said : “ It seems to “ me the finest nations of the world—the Eng “ lish and the American—are going all away iuto “ wind and tongue.” In the same address he says—“ We have got Into the age of revolu “ lions. All kinds of things are coming to be “ subjected to fire, as it were ; and hotter and “ hotter the wind rises around everything.— “ * * * It is evident that whatever is not “ made of asbestos, will have to be burned in “ this world. It will not stand the heat it is “ getting exposed to. And in saying that, it is ii but saying in other words that we are m an “ epoch of anarchy—anarchy plus the con “ stable.” It does literally seem, in America at least, that the struggle between old and new ideas has inaugurated an “epoch of anarchy,” which is destined to end in a total snhversion of all old ideas and venerated systems. A thorough, radical, social aud political change is now rapidly goiDg on, which not even the Constitu tion, that bond of union between the States, can escape. The fire kindled by radicalism threatens to consume asbestos, even. The debates in Congress show that “ we are going all away into wind and tongue." Day after day the newspapers come filled with the speeches delivered in Congress, and day after day they pass away without showing anything worthy of notice. There is no eloquence, no liwip no statesmanship revealed in them. Nine times out of ten they are not worth the paper they are printed upon. Oc casionally there is som evidence of power; but it is that power which originates mischie vous measures. All that the conservative minority, among whom there are some able and good men, such' as Doolittle, (Jcthrie, Johnson, and others we might name, can do, is to combat these mischievous measures, a task so hopeless as to deprive them ot the stimulus necessary to qnicken and elicit their full abili ties and powers. As for any opportunity to show their abilities and powers in the origina tion of public measures, none such exists. They are in the centre of a circle of influences that depress and paralyze them. The most noticeable thing that has occurred in the House of Representatives for some days past, and noticeable not by reason of its abili ty. but of its mischievous spirit, is the speech delivered by Mr. Shell abaroer, of Ohio, on Saturday last, on the geueral subject of “ re construction ”—a word that, by the way, should never be used, since it incorrectly implies previous dissolution or destruction. Mr. Shei. labaRoer is regarded by his party associates as a man of learning and originality ot mind, and is looked up to as a bright and shining radical light. Hitherto the party to which he belongs has been content to annex certain conditions to the enfranchisement of the Southern whites—the taking of the amnesty oath, the exteusion of suflrage to the Southern uegroes, the repeal of the act of secession, the repudia tion ot the Confederate war debt, Sc.; and iu the case of Representatives duly elected to Congress, submission to the test oath. Mr. Shellabaruer breaks fresh ground in the speech alluded to. He goes beyond the whole anterior actiou of his party, and seems to ns to place himself close beside Thadheis Stevens, and to favor the entire, unconditional and perpetual disfranchisement and exclusion from citizenship of all who participated in the war on the Southern s;de. and to enfranchise only the siegroes and the few whites that ad hered to the Union, and thus completely radi calize aud Africanize the Southern States.— We subjoin some extracts from Mr. Shella baroer’s.'speech, so that the reader may inter pret them for himself: ••Mr. •'heilabarger next addressed the House. He reminded it that some weeks ago he had introduced a resolution requesting the Judiciary ( oimuitteo t<> enquire as to whether it was competent under the American Constitution for Congress to declare a forfeiture of citizenship, by act of law. where that citizenship had been voluiitarily abandoned by acts of disloyalty. Since that resolution had been Adopted he was glad to find that oue distinguished gentleman who had occupied the chair ol the House had been reflecting on this great question in the same direction to which that resolution pointed.— One of the most distinguished lawyers of the House had also introduced a set of resolutions bearing on the same idea, and expressing with more distinctness a plan for putting in application that power of the Government. He was glad, therefore, to tind these and other evidences that the mind of the country was being now directed toward the important prae IICSI qwwva. •»' *>uv v. —- .' - may be resorted to for the purpose of reliev ing" the Government from those questions of ter rible embam-wm*nt by which it was surrounded.— He desired now v, direct his remarks to that great question in the r,reach between the President and Congress torn h njr th* method of restoring the stale in the recent revolt, t.. controlling power .11 th I’nion. and in the cause-, for that breach roost men found the occasion for alarm. If however .my faith could be placed in th* most solemn utterao** of Congres* and of the President then they d-d no dider. but did not precisely agree op-.n one at k i-t of one of the most important and d *iv* pore pi* and means for the restoration of those -tales in pos er. He solemnly averred his belief that if the Pres dent and Congress had the constitutional nght t employ the means to which he alluded for the « toration of the States, and if they would in good taith. unite to apply and put in force the principle whi-h both professed to hold, the work of restoration would b* if not easy at lea-t ultimately certain and at on-* ss**—'i That principle was that in all those States Ic, j ,vy» jrerepkv should alone have power ol Gove'-jsart.t e'-wv** ty tu k-Mu or by the exer , ...» tw . >» '-iu- -a* ah# that “ ths consci o.sat.f WspcuAx'U .«,.<•«•• i- th* Rebellion' - \A I/at '.vic/Hxt sail 1-wwh J If the loy al m-,-.a \C avsi ....*_.- M««t h 1.i*vV-. their Gov ern roes* »« rev M 'owi * •%* *’•»' a-u-js* v*tate> should not sa »c.-,viu*.l ai-Cm.* *v 1 ix -c* c* of1 ' • parent G-/ver vauevc e > «■-* -• - m %*’ jvy like that whet g»»« c betxia'ui-u 1 avowals by the P-es -wi vt u*c <lt=«*v tv- -**• «*' 1 sion of Rebel* fiom a’ p-.-• *-•» v* Gwmuvuvsi for their condign pua.vhaavut v. Im-i =*. t«quv* no recent and explicit, that *0 -a-.-. u« • «qno«r - . would be to attribute Pi the pis? v< -. -..v*,* bis professions and infidelity to a uit <-«s» vf i-.-c.i-* and manhood. It would be to *u- os*-a u. m y. • l*oses and conduct which would b* o »gt*. the roost vulgar political harlequin. bat wl> s. the ruler of * Xteat and generons people. » no kad *0 honored and trusted him, would be uttrfiy 4*» gnstmg and infamous. Congress had already lad - a ted its belief in the same thing. It was obvious therefore, that the President and Congress agree ) that the disloyal should be sternly exdmiej by ** vere ordeal* from Government until they bring forth fruit* meet for repentance. He then proceeded b» discuss the right of Congress to exclude from citiaenehip all who bad voluntarily renounced it sustaining hi* position on the Constitution, on inter nationnl law, and on precedents established ani practiced by foreign governments, and followed b; the Ameri-an Government in the case of person who had been engaged in .Shay’s rebellion in Masm chu.setts. * t “ What he was considering was an exercise of n* tionai sovereignty, not in punishment of crime, bo ••imply in depriving men who, by a-ts of disloyalty had voluntarily renounced their allegiance to thei own Government, of the right to resume their politi cal powers. He would not have what he said pushe to any other consequence than the consequence t which he poshed his argument, namely, that th right of citizenship being of national donation. 0 national definition and of national control, was 1 matter the deprivation of which. as a consequence a a voluntary surrender of the obligations of citizen ship, was not like an infliction of punishment fo crime, but was simply a declaration of the sovereigi that, as they had surrendered their political frau chutes they should not continue to exercise them." Interpreted aa we can only interpret it, thi new and startling doctrine goes a bow-ahot be yood any measure yet serionsly proposed b; any man of standing and influence with hi party, and if attempted to be carried ou would deeptwa and widen the gulf that nov yawns between the President and Congress and forever make enmity between the North and the South. This extremely radical speech raises many points that, in ordinary tlsses and under ordi nary circumstances, might be discussed with profit. We might argue as did Mr. Hali (Republican of New Toxk), that before rights can be forfeited there must be a trial and conviction of each party before a court of competent jurisdiction, and that such a law as Mr. Shellabarger contemplated would be within the constitutional definition of an “ «r post facto late." We might raise other points, and show conclusively that such a measure would be repugnant to every principle ot law, , justice, the Constitute and the gen.u, of the Government, hut it would all be to no purpose. This dreadful shadow of an unexampled ca . . Hun* across our minds at a time whe'n^we had begun to hope that the extremists had :un the length of their tether. We M we do not exaggerate, or misrepresent Mr. Shellabaruer, when we interpret his speech as we have done. Thus interpreted, it is a cunning device to secure politicalnascendancy to the handful of what are called Union men by excluding from suflrage and citizenship all the Southern whites who sustained the South ern cause, so that these few so-called Union men may at once, and with some semblance of legality, enfranchise the negroes. This would make every voter in the South a Republican voter—secure every Southern seat in the two Houses of Congress to a Republican member, and transfer all the Southern States, as a unit, to the Republican interest in the next Presi i dential election. This seems to us to be Mr. Shellababuer’s programme. Whether ot not it will command the support of his party remains to be seen. No one can prescribe limits to radical fanati ' cism. ___ Congress and its Pet Committee. It is said that during the French Revolution the National Convention was prevailed upon by Robespierre to appoint but one committee— that of Public Safety—to which all important subjects were referred, and of which the elab | orately dressed and powdered Robespierre jvas the supreme ruler and master spirit.— Over the door of the committee room was written : •• Engrossed by the attairs of the uatiou, we i «i have no time to consider private claims.” The Robespierre, in heart at least, at this ; .-pooh in American history—we mean the Radi cal Congressional leader from Pennsylvania— i evinced the same desire at the assembling of Congress to create one great, all-absorbing, i all-controlling committee, happily called by President Johnson “ The Irresponsible Central Directory,” of which he should be the chief. His influence prevailed, and that committee j was appointed, with himself at its head. For ! ill piav«.iv.«i Fu. Kwvw,- --- - jress, and it is animated by all those Jacobini : cal passions that characterized the French Revolutionists, and that made the “ Committee ; of Safety” the dreadful and despotic engine of cruelty it was, and that fascinated the intoxi cated French people by means of its monstrous diabolism. In our issue of the 24th, we pub i lished a striking contribution from an able source, addressed to Senator Simxer, which, in one of its passages, glanced at the tendency of American radicalism toward French Jaco binism. It reminded Mr. Stsixf.r that for many years his cry was only “ liberty,” that he has now added “ equality,” and ventures the pre diction that his next demand will be “ frater nity”—the mad cry of the French Revolution ists. Congress and its pet committee are now in the fifth mouth of their session, and beyond the preparation and passage of measures de vised in that “ Irresponsible Central Direc tory,” and designed to strengthen and per petuate the Radical party, they have done scarcely anything. The business of the coun try is of minor importance, the restoration of the Union of no importance. The Aarox’s rod—the negro—swallows up all other rods, for it is by means of the negro that the Radicals itopo to gain a new lease of power. Congress might, with propriety, cause to be written over its doors : “ Engrossed by the negro, we have no time to consider other business.” After a lull of excitement, it begins to be Kmred that the Committee of Fifteen is ly to make another report on the subject of reconstruction, which is said to be the suggestion of Robert Dale Owns, and to be more radical than anything that has yet been proposed. The Washington correspondent of the New York W'or/d thus describes its pro visions : “It is in the shape of a joint resolution to amend the Constitution, and professes to provide for the restoration to the Southern States of all their politi Article first of the amendment says that there -hail ho no discrimination made by any State, nor by the United States, as to the civil rights of persons because of race, color or previous condition of servi tude. Second. That from and after the foorth day ..( July, in the year 1876, no discrimination shall be made by anv State, nor by the United States, as to the enjoyment by classes of persons of the right of -uQrage because of race or color. Third. I util Ju ly 4, 1867, no class of persons as to the right of any of whom suffrage discrimination shall be made by iny State because of race or color or previous con dition of servitud“ shall be included in the basis of representation. Fourth. Debts or obligations al ready incurred, or which may be hereafter incurred in aid of insurrection or war against the Union, and i laims for compensation for the loss of the service ot iiersons held to involuntary servitude or labor, shall not be paid by anv State or by the United States.— \*o State shall make or enforce any law which shall ihridge the privileges or immunities of citizens if the United States. It is then further to be pro 1 vided by act of Congress, that whenever the above amendment shall have become part of the Constitu ! >ion. ami any of the Southern States shall have rat died it and modified its constitution and laws in onformitv thereof, the Senators and Representa tives fr>m such State duly elected and qualified, and taken the usual oath of office, be admitted ; pro • rided. that no person who having been an officer in the arm? or navv of the United States, or having i»-en a member of the Thirty-sixth Congress, or of the cabinet in the year 1860. did take part in the ite insnmctioa. shall be eligible to either branch ,f the National Legislature until after July 4, 1876." The Tribune learns that the committee will ihortlv make “ a definite, and perhaps final report ” on the subject of reconstruction, and Appends to its announcement ■'» copy of Sena tor Srrwart’s resolutions, which would seem to imply that they will form the basis of the plan. We subjoin those resolutions that they may be seen by oar readers : ■•Joint Resolutions nronosing an amendment to the Constitution of tne United States also setting forth certain conditions upon which the States, the people of which have been lately in insurrec tion against the United States, shall be restored to their representation in Uongresa. •• Resolved by the Senate and Home of Reprenentu tint* of the United State« of America in <'ongee** aetembled (two-thirds of both Houses concurring). That the following article be proposed to the Legis latures of the several States as an amendment to ’'at < institution of the United States, which, when • by three-fourths of said Legislature*, shall mt * a- -•! «*< all intents and purposes as a part of the sa .c < ssmftitulion. namely : * uncut —. Ur. L All dlwriminations among the people bo • «v» vt nee tutor or previous condition oi servi v iLAH iu ■ Til nghu or in the right of suf ’•-/* a/« Jco‘. tried but the States may exempt ■/•i».*aij avt voters from restrictions on suffrage »ftei ju.ie/stt-1 •Sr. 1 Oiyiigatema iru tinel in aid of insurree *»• Again*! the Union and claims for • oMipebaatiob for slave* emancipated, are void, and • 4 i bot let assumed ituf paid by any State or the United Mates Ueeulted by the Nonet* and !luu»e of Hepreten tat-tee of the f'niled Slatea tf America in Congrtee aetembled That whenever any one of the eleven State* whose inhabitable were lately In Insurrection, through a legislature elected by a constituency re stricted in the right of suffrage only by *ucb law* a* existed in such Mate in lMatl shall have ratified tha i foregoing amendments lo the <4>n*tiluUon of the United States, and aball have modified it* ronatitu tion and laws in '-uniformity therewith, then, and In that case, such State shall be recognised a* having • ‘?.J a?d validly reaumed ita former relation* with f '*OT*rnment. and ita choacn representative* , he admitted into the two Houaaa of the Natioual r 'n* and a gvneial amnesty shall salat in rs* ‘ « »ach who wsre in any j way connected with armed opposition to the (Jovero • f9*nt.’ii na.n* Q.,W<1|SUte*' wholly relieving them • from A11 <»r disabilitie* to wbu-h they f may have become liable by reason of their conn-v , tion with said insurrection. ” [ Attorxit General Wallace of Tennessee, r a Union man through the whole war, resists the ! I Civil Right* law. Some persons of color in Memphis have been indicted for keeping tipp • ling houses and billiard saloons, both of which are prohibited by the statutes of that State. r | A plea in abatement was filed alleging that all 1 distinctions are abolished between colored peo. t pie and white citixens, and that the statutes of r the State are annulled, since they make a dis. , j tinction between the free persons of color and **%*Z.. 2m I yrfMH ' white citieens ; that the tecent law of Congress is now the supreme law of the land, etc. At torney General Wallace, on the other hand, contends that In all matters pertaining to the Internal polity of the State, the acts of the State Government are the paramount laws of the land ; that the Congress of the United State's has no authority “ to legislate legitimately over the subjects now before the Court,” as the States have never transferred to the United States Congress jurisdiction over subjects strictly pertaining to the domestic and internal polity ; that Is to say, “ a P ‘ not delegated to Congress are reserved to the States respectively- ” Attorney General Wal lace emphatically declared that he would neither obey nor respect a law so palpably vio lative of the rights of each State to legislate on all subjects of & State character, and jne which the General Government neither has, uor can have, under the delegated powers of our Constitution, any legal control. Destitution ani> Suffering in the South.— From many quarters of the South, says the Baltimore Sun, reports of destitution and suf fering among all classes of the population reach us, not only through private parties and the newspaper press, but through the military aud bureau agents of the government, all of which give us the one general idea of wide-spread want, poverty and wretchedness. In most In stances the winter has exhausted the scanty supplies which had been laid up, and now, when smiling spring has come, thousands who are un able, from want of present subsistence, to sow and labor for the autumnal harvest, find them selves stared in the face by grim starvation.— Of the destitution in the far South, the state ments made to the chief of the hreedmen’s Bureau at Washington are deplorable in the extreme. In Arkansas, particularly, the people are represented to be suffering greatly from absolute want of food, and the destitution is said to be confined almost entirely to the white population. It is also stated that without Government aid, between thirty and forty thousand inhabitants of the State would actually perish from starvation.— In North Alabama the cries of distress, and re ports of helpless men, women and children suffering for bread, are so terrible as actually to stagger belief, were they not vouched lor by the incontestible authority of such men as R. M. Patton, the Governor of Alabama; Geo. H. Thomas, Major-General United States army, W. T. May, Provost Judge of Marshall county, Ala bama, and others equally well known and reli able, who have published facts and made appeals of the most stirring character for aid and sus tenance from the generous and zealous in good works. In South Carolina, too, famine stares industry in the face, and threatens to paralyze energy to such an extent as to evoke the most urgent appeals for help, and the assistant com missioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau, General R. K. Scott, declares that “the appalling fact is every day becoming more and more apparent that in many instances planters will ne com pelled to abandon the idea of making a crop for want of provisions to feed their laborers or means to purchase the same,” and anticipates that unless aid is rendered the result will be that “thousands offreedmen will be turned loose upon the country, destitute of the means of sub sistence.” The aid invoked by the Carolina planters, who are confident of ultimately weath ering the storm, is simply accommodation and credit on sales of corn, bacon, molasses, salt and tobacco, whieh may be disposed of in Charleston at thirty-three to forty per cent, profit, secured by mortgages on estates and liens on crops. In view of these facts, no ef fort that can be made would be too great for the present relief of suffering in these desola ted regions of the South, the necessities of whose people, bound tons by the strongest ties of humanity and brotherhood, cannot, surely, be long unsatisfied. Resumption of the Enquirer anp Senti nel.—The Enquirer and Sentinel re-appeared yesterday, after a suspension of some days, caused by “ a misunderstanding ” between the proprietors of tho Enquirer “ prior to its union with the Sentinel:' In its issue of yesterday the Editors announce that “ its regular issue is resumed,” and add—“The obstruction above “ referred to has happily passed by, and the “ Enquirer not only appears again, but onasub “ stantial and permanent footing, such as be “ comes its historic renown and the multitude “ of its friends in all quarters of the Union.”— We congratulate the proprietors on the re appearance of their time-honored journal. They have been having rather a singular ad ministration of affairs in Iowa, Gov. Stone has permitted a private Secretary, named Orwig, to affix the Governor’s signature to all kinds of papers, proclamations, pardons, death warrants, Congressmen’s certificates, in short to ninety nine hundredths of the documents requiring the signature of the Chief Magistrate of the State. Orwig was kind enough to steal only thirty-four thousand dollars worth of land war rants, when he might have taken over a hun dred and fifty thousand dollars worth. That was not excessive, considering his opportuni ties. A legislative committee, who have been looking into the matter, decide that the Gov ernor did not profit by this diversion of the public funds, but that he was rather careless in his mode of doing business. Virginia Railroads.—The Staunton Spec tator learns from the best authority (doubtless Colonel Baldwin, one of the commissioners,) that capitalists of New York and Liverpool are willing to accept the charter of the Covington and Ohio Railroad, and to agree to construct it within three years. The Spectator adds: “We are pleased to learn also that the Presi dent of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Com pany has expressed his willingness to lend the sum of two hundred thousand dollars to the Manassas Gap Railroad Company to be ex pended in the construction of a railroad from Winchester to Strasbnrg, for which the Legisla ture granted a charter at the last session to the Manassas Gap Railroad Company. “We have been informed also that the Manas, sas Gap Railroad Company report that they have rails sufficient to lay the road from Stras btirg to within fifteen miles of Harrisonburg. “ The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company will have their engineers here in a short time to survey the road from Harrisonburg to Salem. We are greatly encouraged to hope that arrange ments will bo made belore long which will en sure the construction of the Valley Railroad from Harrisonburg to Salem. The energetic President of this company is workiug with a will, and we hope his efforts will be crowned with success.” _ Tiik Texas Election.—The election for State officers in Texas, under the new Consti tution adopted by the State Reconstruction Convention, will take place on the first Monday inJnno. The candidate for Governor of the Conservative party is J. W. Throckmorton, and the Republican candidate Is E. M. Peasn. No Congressmen are to be chosen at this election. Mrs. Jkffirson Davis.—Mrs. Jefferson Davis passed through here Saturday morning, on her way to Montreal, accompanied by several Southern gen tlemen and three waiters. She was plainly dressed in black, with a short loose cloak or saenue, and is a large, handsome-looking woman. We learn that while the train stopped at St. Albans she came from the car into the depot, where a large crowd gathered to look at her. She at once turned her back upon the assemblage and appeared to be lost in deep thought, perhaps thinking of the “St. Albans raid. r’ Some of the men asked each other if she wore the same clothes Jeff, had on on a bright sunny morn ing last May. She overheard the remark, but only looked upon it with silent contempt. She told sev eral gentlemen that Jeff, was soon to be released.— Burlington Times. The Meadville Hrpublieun tells the following: A wedding took place at the Occidental the other day, the parties being a widower who was about to per petrate matrimony the third time, and a widow who Lad invested her affections for the second time. When the prospective husband walked into the par lor with the “ Squire," the widow was seated read ing a novel. She got up, joined hands, and trans ferred her devoted heart and fortune to husband No. 2, and lie promised to be a faithful “ lovyer” to wife No. 3. When the ceremony was over the wife sat down, picked up the novel, and remarked, “ Now I’ll go on with my story, " and give no further at tention to husband, magistrate, or spectators. Two negroes, charged with home stealing, were tried m the Circuit Court of Nottuwray, last week, found guilty by the jury, and sentenced to be hung. The presiding Judge (Chambers) set aside the ver dict, on the ground that be had not been officially informed of the act of Assembly, making horse stealing a capital offence. .-sMfcAt ' A.*r FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, April 23. TIIB EXAMINATION OF EIRHTT—TH* ASSASSINA TION OP PRESIDENT LINOStN. u, R.„„. 0r Xew Jersey, on* of the members of n,.t present When Or. Jam« AJS[l c*«e«l !'« before tlie nm- lat re^irttr^au „ent!eman. It thorough ^^^.'"“‘wination showed that his orfoclnal eviSence was void of troth, and that he re ally'knew nothing connecting any person with any transaction not recognized by the usages of war. That liis attempt to connect Davis. Clay, banders and others with the assassination of Lihcbln was a pure fabrication, as he admitted on his cross-etami uatiou, that he saw or knew no act or thing connecting the above-named persons with it.— One very remarkable fact was elicited in bis exami nation, wherein he admitted that the Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, had paid him between five and six thousand dollars for his servi ces as a witness before the Military Commission which tried the conspirators. He made another ad mission that, to make up the sum paid to him by Mr. Stanton, was included over fourteen hundred dol lars for book accounts and claims which he had against the people of Canada for services pretended to have rendered to them as a physician, lie alleg ing as an excuse for his being unable to collect bis claims against the Canadians, that lie was compelled to leave there as soon as it was ascertained he had given his testimony before the Military Commission. He stated further that he refused to come here and be a witness until Secretary Stanton sent him a des patch promising him a safe passport, and protection here from arrest as a conspirator in the assassination plot. He alleging that he was afraid to come here for fear he would be arrested as one nf the conspira tors to take the life of Lincoln. BREVET APPOINTMENTS OP GENERAL OFFICERS IN THE REGCLAR ARMY. The President to-day sent a message to the Senate, in answer to the resolution adopted by that body, calling for the proceedings of the board convened to make brevet appointments of general officers in the regular army, consisting of Generals \V. T. Sherman. George G. Meade, Sheridan and Thomas. The board convened at St. Louis, March 1st, all present but Sheridan. The order included two classes of recom mendations—“for gallant and meritorious services,” and for “faithful service." The hoard express a decided opinion that brevet rank shonld only he conferred for distinguished services in the field in presence of the enemy, and that if meritorious con duct in non-combatant duty should be thus re warded, there would be great confnsiou from a dis proportion of officers witn high rank in comparison with the limited number of men. Recommendations are made as follows for brevet Major-General:—Irwin McDowell, for battle of Cedar Mountain: John Pope for Island No. 10; Joseph Hooker, Chattanooga; W. S. Hancock, Spottsyl vania; J. M. Scofield, Franklin: O. O. Howard, campaign of Atlanta: A. H. Terry. Wilmington, N. C.: E. 0. C, Ord, Fort Harrison: John G. Parke, Fort Steadman; D. S. Stanley, Franklin; A. A. Humphrey. Sailor’s Creek; H. G. Wright, Peters burg; A. J. Smith, Nashville; John Gibbon, Peters burg: Jeff. C. Davis. Jonesboro’: Joseph A. Mower, Salkehatchie: T. J. Wood, Nashville; Charles R. Woods, Bcntonville, N. C.; and James H. Wilson. Selma. This list numbers twenty, ranking in order as named. Sixty-six recommendations for the brevet rank of Brigadier-General were made, including David Hunter, for Virginia Valley campaign, and C. C, Auger, for Port Hudson. Prcutice ou Browulow. Brownlow, the enfant terrible of Tennessee poli tics, the “had old man” who deals in diabolical expletives and consigns his opponents to a place not particularly cool; the modem Draco who writes his laws in the blood of hunted down, persecuted “ re bels," the archetype of a Southern “ Cnion man,” ami the most notable defender of the" flag we love,” south of the line; the iconoclast who spurns the idols he whilom worshipped, and who takes Cuffec under his wing with a parental dovotiou in his new condi tion of freedom—Brownlow, Kumpty, Roaring, Ruth less, Hash, Kulicnions nrowmow, nan um Ilia 111 aw.ii at last. In the course of ltis varied and cheqaered career, says the New York News, tlie redoubtable de fender of the faith in Tennessee lias had the tnia fortune to run afoul of the editor of the Louisville Journal. We make an extract from an article in the Jour nal, on the miserable man : No other State wasever afflicted and disgraced and cursed with such an unmitigated and immitigable, such an unredeemed and irredeemable blackguard as her Chief Magistrate. He is a parody, a carica ture, a broad burlesque on all possible Governors.— Thev say there is lire in him, but it is hell-fire, every particle of it. Though he is but a singleswinc, there aie as many devils in him as there were in the whole herde that “ ran violently down a steep pUi e into the sea.” His heart is n'othing but a hissing knot of vipers, rattlesnakes, cobra anil cotton-mouths. He never argued a question in bis life, approaching no subject but with fierce, bitter, coarse, low and vul gar objurgations. His tongue should bo bored througli and through with his own steel pen, heated red hot. This man, as we have said, calls himself a clergy man. Ho holds forth in pul pits. He preaches, prays and exhorts, draws down his face, drops the corners of his month, and undertakes to look sanctimo nious. And yet he seems always trying in his pul pit discourses to see nnder how thin a disguise he lie can venture to curse, and swear, and blaspheme. He can’t offer up a prayer in the house of God with out telling the Lord what an infernal scoundrel damned thief, or cursed vagabond, this, that or the other neighbor is. From his youth up to his old age he has had no personal controversies, without at tacking the wives, fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, brothers, sisters, children, uncles, aunts, and nephews of his opponents. ReverUr Johnson. The following pen-picture of Reverdy Johnson is from the Boston Post's Washington Correspon -Duringthe delivery of Johnson s reply to the smart sophistries of Trumbull, Mr. Bingnim ncier left the Senate, sitting most of the time in the scat of Senator Doolittle, and occasionally conversing with Wilson, of Massachusetts. Johnson is ac cepted now as the leading constitutional lawyer of the country; and it was pleasant to see Bingham enjoy the argument of his political opponent, though, in this case, agreeing fellow-legislator. As Johnson would pause after one of his quickly uttered gleams of legal light* Bingham's eye would brighten, nnd he would nod his head in enforce ment. Johnson’s delivery is peculiar, and the very antipodes of Bingham’s. He is not over live feet seven, white-haired, with one defective f*j’C* and u person rather inclined to obesity. To a reporter in the gallery he is the most tantalizing of speakers. He commences in a voice so low that not u word can be caught, gradually increasing its volume, but also the swiftness of his enunciation, till in a very passion of logic, shaking bis right hand and keeping the left in his pocket, he strains the power of phonography to its utmost: then his voice sud denly dropping, renders it almost as difficult to catch his last clause as it was to secure his opening. This is the more tautalizing that his oratory, like DeQuincy’s writing, is so built tip that not one re porter in a thousand can supply the unheard word, and no other will do. Intellectually, lie needs no description. What was said ot Daniel Webster as a lawyer, is exactly applicable to Johnson in a Senatorial debate; ‘He never can win in a bad cause, and can never loose a good one.’ His logic is a despot to himself. His mind wont work illogi cally. ___ The Raii.roai> Connections.--On Friday last, pending the discussion in onr City f .ouneil of the connection of the termini of the Fredericksburg and Petersburg railroads, it was stated that Peters burg had not yet agreed to a similar connection of the Richmond, Petersburg and Weldon roads, where upon the proposition was laid upon the table until that city acted in the matter. The Imlcx, in no ticing this proceeding, says: - We must insist upon it that onr Richmond friends keep themselves better posted upon tiie doings of our Council. At a meeting sometime since of the Council, the question of the connection was discussed, when, u]>on reference to the charter of the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Compa ny, it was ascertained that by its provisions said road n.-a a nwmired to iilace its deuot unon tiie south bank of the Appomattox. The Council then agreed to ]>ermit the running of the connection through this city as soon as the Richmond and Petersburg Rail road Company should comply with its charter. “ Our Richmond friends will please stand cor rected.” _ Tuk Federal Dead at Fredericksburg.—It is reported that an officer of the U. S. Army will soou be here charged with the duty of collecting the Federal dead, and interring them in one common cemetery. They are to he found in half the yards aud gardens of town. Legs, arms, Ac., layabout profusely for several days after Burnside’s defeat at Marye’s Heights. It has been surmised that the Fair Grounds have been seized by the Secretary of War for the purposes of the proposed Federal Monumental Association, but it is not often that great disasters are commemo rated in that way! There are thousands of Federal soldiers all around the vicinity of the Fair Grounds, but we doubt if it solitary interment has been made in the Ground? proper. If any, there are hut few, and the ,Soc « ty ought not to lose their grounds because Burnside was defeated in their vicinity. Atle,istthat is our way of thinkiug.—Fredericksburg Herald. A Card from C'ol. Baldwin.—The Staunton Spectator publishes the following card from Col. Baldwin I have failed in my efforts to obtain a full report of the testimony given by Messrs Lewis A liotts before the Reconstruction Committee, and must therefore postjione any notice of that testimony, un til the official publication. My testimony, as lar na published, is correctly reported, and is in accordance with luy distinct recollection of what took pluce between Mr. Lincoln and myself, and with the ac count I have uniformly and invariably given to all with whom I have at any time conversed upon the Mubject. . _ Respectfully, Joiin B. Baldwin, Terrible Tracikdy in Kentucky,—A saA diffi culty, terminating in the death of one of the parties, nccurod in Owentown, Owen county, on Monday last. Peter Conover and F.. Rssmun Samuels, he tween whom there had existed for some time a seri ous fend, encountered each other upon the street of that place. Immediately upon meeting Conovei drew his revolver and fired, Samuels fell to the ground. Conover then advanced upon him aud, placing the muzzle of his pistol to his head, fired again—the second shot scattering Samuels brain? iu all directions. Conover gave himself up to the authorities, making no effort to escape.—Inuitrillc Courier, 19th. Monument to Confederate Dead.—The ladies of Lewisburg, Greenbrier county, West Virgiuia, had a series of Tableaux, a few days since, for the purpose of raising money with which to erect a monument over the remains of Confederate soldiers, buried in the Presbyterian grave-yard of that town. The ladies throughout the whole !*onth should imi tate the patriotic example of their sisters of Green brier, *Dd, wherever a Confederate soldier sleeps his last sleep, should rear above the rude mound which now covers his mouldering body, a monu ment to tell to coming ages that “ here lies one ol Freedom’s noble sons."—Lynchburg News. Defeated.—The Fence law has been defeated in the County Court of Bedford, by a vote of 9 to 12. THU FENIANS. isJtesri^aajSBi ri>»" \_'••-■ Calais Me., April 33.—This afternoon two American cKIr.ens, who bad passed the United States guaiA on thl* *de of the bridge leading to St Ste fiiiens. wen- refused passage by the English guard os the either side. This action the two men loudly complained oCand in retreating one of them delib erately drew a pistol and discharged it at the English soldiers. The hall did not take effect, bat the af fair has occasioned the most intense excitement.— The United States guard arrested the two citizens, who are supposed to be Fenians. Colonel Henry, the officer iu command of tl»e United State* forces hern, his ordered them to he given nn to the civil authorities. This action of Colonel Henry General Meade lias approved. The English are clamorous for the delivery of the culprits to them : and. no 4ouht. as the affair hap pened on English ground, he will be demanded un der the extradition treaty. The guns of the English guard were unloaded, or they would have returned the fire. There are some fears that a rescue of the offender may be attempted to-night by the Fenians, to the number of whom several additions were made to day. Montreal, April 23.—La Minerva, the French official paper, slates that information is now in the hands of the Government which will lead to a num ber of additional Fenian arrests. Many lending politicians here believe that an nllianee for mutual benefit exists between M. Doran Killian and Darey McGee. The late movement at Eastport is, by tlu-se gentlemen, ascribed to McGee; the motive being to prevent the confederation of the Provinces. They profess to find confirmation of this view in the re cent speech of Killian, in which he stated that the Fenians would break up confederation. If such were Killian's real motive, it is argued the means adopted to compass it have been singularly ill chosen. Nothing could influence the provinces more in favor of confederation than the jiresent threatening attitude of the Fenian hosts. Wheeler has not gone to New York, nor does he inteml to leave Canada for some time. He is now in Montreal, and leaves to-morrow for Toronto. He publishes a card in the Montreal Herald, denying that he is a Government detective, and giving his real history. The Southern Emigration to Bra/.ll anil Mexico— Nullifying the Constitutional Power* of the President—No Payment nnd no Itnnovnl nfOlli cer* Without Assent of the Senate—Political Work to be Done, kc, Correspondence of the Baltimore Sun] Washington, April 24.—Sovenil gentlemen from Alabama have arrived here on their way to Brazil, as agents of a number of eitizeus of that State who are desirous of emigrating to that country. They report that the planters of Alabama rtre well con vinced that they cannot live in that region, with any promise of future prosperity, and are willing to migrate to some other country. We learn from Mexico also that though some Southern people who have gone there are coming back, others again are going out; and are possessed of a belief in the permanent stability of the empire of Maximilian. Tho latest aspect of the situation makes that questionable. The Senate seems to he preparing for the adoption of a course of policy which will entirely nullify the constitutional powers of the President, and thus pre vent the necessity of removing him by impeachment. The several amendment* proposed to the postoffice bill will effectually prevent the payment of any money out of the treasury for any services to any one whose nomination to office shall not be confirm ed by the Senate. But the Senate will hardly leave the matter of appointments here. There is a proba bility that they will go further, and establish the rule that no person shall be removed from office without the assent of the Senate. The question was made before the Senate in 18-20— 30, and the discus sion resulted in no change of the rule. But the Senate has a majority now for reopening the sub ject, and establishing a rale Muted to present politi cal convenience. After tlie passage of tlie District negro suffrage bill, and the Alexandria county retrocession bill and tlie new constitutional amendment, the Senate and indeed both Houses, will have concluded tlieii work and will adjonrn to look after the cominp campaign. Iota. Shell Explosion—One Man Killeil—Another Wouu dert. Tlie Lynchburg News, of yesterday, says: Yesterday evening, about 3 o'clock, an explosior of a number of shells occurred on the canal, jusi below Deane’s Foundry, which caused the death o a man named Joseph Callaghan, and the.woundiup of another named Wm. Sprouse. At tlie time of tin explosion, the parties were engaged in extracting the powder from tlie shells, some 200 or 300 of wind were lying around, having beeu recently taken fron the canal, where they were thrown at the time of tin occupation of t his city by the Federal troops in Apri of last year. We visited the scene of the disastei shortly after its occurrence, and a horrible sight me our vision. The torn and mangled body of Gullag ban, horribly mutilated, was lying across a log, hi: arms extended, one of bis legs blown off just behm the hip, and laying at the distance of 10 or 12 yards tlie other hanging by tlie skin tlie lingers blown Iron the hands, both eyes, blown out, a large hole throng! the head, and his brains scattered about the groutit several yards distant. Tlie sight was indeed hor rible and beggars any attempt at description. The man, Sprouse, was but slightly injured abon tlie head. __ Europe Warned. [Correspondence of tlie New York Times.] Washington, April 23.—Official advices liavi been received from Paris and Vienna that the Lm peror of Austria has entered into engagements t< supply Maximilian witli troops to replace those o France, and that a large number of Austrian soldier ■ire about to embark for Vera Cruz. Mr. Seward ha instructed Mr. Motley to demand his passports in stantly upon the sailing of any vessel with troops oi such an expedition, and to notify tlie Government o Austria that the Austrian Minister at tVashingtoi will liave his passports sent him upon the receipt o such intelligence. The intervention of any huro I ip mi Power in the internal concerns of Mexico wil hereafter be regarded by our Government as cause o war. France became involved in Mexico while seek ing redress for wrongs and injuries she had sustain ed. She has now nccepted the policy of non-iuter edition, of which, so far as Mexico is concerned, tin United States wilt hereafter make themselves tin guardian. __ Tlie Cholera on Ships at New York. New York, April 21.—Tlie reports on the qnaran tine commissioner's hooks show that from the 12th t( the 20th of April, inclusive, forty-seven deaths fron Cholera occurred on board the Virginia; on the21st four, and on the 23d, ten. making in all, down tr Sunday night, sixty one deaths. On the 20th there were thirty-four cases in hospital; on the 21st, sixty seven, and on the 22.1, seventy-three. The report to-day from quarantine is that sever new cases of cholera have been received on tlie bos pital ship. Five died last night. Kiglity cases re main in the hospital. Verdict of a Military Commission. Charleston, S C., April 22.—The verdict of the military commission which was convened for the purpose of trying certain persons who were charged with the murder of the Federal guard last Octouei at Anderson, S. t'., bus just been made public.— The prisoners Stowers and Kris were declared guilty of murder, and condemned to be executed on Fri day, tlie 27th instant. The other prisoner were sen tenced to imprisonment for life in the New Hamp shire State Prison. Another Negro Outrage.—A few days agon party of negro “soldiers" from the Government cor ml, armed with muskets and pistols, went to tin house of a Mrs. Rogillio, about seven miles fron Vicksburg, which they robbed of valuables and thci left, taking with them a son of the lady, whom tin y murdered in the most brutal manner when abon .1_Iln ir.|j fl'nrt ntrpn and, after being “ tortured in a manner too sicken ing to relate," was shot twice through the body. Several arrests have been made. The young man1' watcli was found in possession of a soldierof the 6tl United States artillery. Sad Accident.—A very melancholy accident bj drowning, occured in the vicinity of Itomney. Va. on Saturday, the 14th inst. Mr. Henry Kelley, it company with his daughter, Miss. Henrietta Kelley left their home for Romney on the morning of tha day, for the purpose of making some purchases, am when returning, in attempting to cross the Soutl Branch, Mr. K. missed the ford, and getting int« deep water, the buggy was upset, and before asssist ance could reach them, father and daughter wen drowned. _ Respect to the Gallant Dead.—When tin corpse of Gen. Robt. Hatton, late of the Confederal Army, was being carried through the streets of Nash ville. the other day. a group of United State officers, who happened to lie near the line of proems sion, raised their hats and stood uncovered until th remains had passed them. Gen. Hatton fell in th bloody struggle of seven Pinos, below Richmond. A Physician Falls a Victim to Cholera.—l>r Slat'T, the health officer of Halifax, who in the faith fnl discharge of his duties proceeded on board of th Cholera ship England to alleviate the distress of th afflicted, was stricken down with the disease am died on the 6th inst. We learn that the Rev. Mr. Walton, who has beei soliciting in Memphis contributions for the Lee Ep dowment of Washington College has succeeded ii collecting, in this city, between eleven and twelv thousand dollars in funds and subscriptions. H lias left the agency of Memphis in other hands am has gone to New Orleans on the same business. The Civil Rights Law.—The Memphis Argu announces that Attorny General Wallace, of Ten nessee, has declared in open court that he will nei ther respect nor obey the civil rights law, recentl, passed by Congress over the President’s veto. TnE Condition of Professor Alexander Dalla Baclie. chief of the Coast Survey, leaves but littl hope of his recovery. DT. WILLIAMS, , COMMISSION MERCHANT AND GENERAL AGENT For the Sale of MANfPACTl'RED AND LEAP TOBACCO, AND CorNTST PkO dcce Generally. Office for the present near Shockoe Warehouse, RICHMOND, VA. All husiuess promptly done on commission. __[ap26-tf]_ OTOLEN—A SMALL SORREL o HORSE, With white face, branded “I C” on the left foreshoulder, and supposed to be about six year* old. This Horse was left on mv premise*, in the county of Henrico, on the 7th o April, by a horse thief, who has since been arrested and who claims the ownership of the property. Fur ther information can be had by addressing me at Rich mond, in the care of Harper, Taliaferro Ak Co. Sixth aut Canal *reel* J. S. PARKER, apas-et____ Brushes, brooms, &c. 10 dozen Whitewash Brashes 8 “ Cmmb Brushes 10 “ Scrub Brushes 8 “ Store Brushes 6 “ Hearth Hair Brushes 10 “ Shoe and Dusting Brushes. Selling low ap26t DANDRIDGB At ANDERSON. THE MARKETS. THE GOLD AND SILVER MARKET. Richmond, April 36. Brokers were buying gold to-day at I26» —, and selling at 137. Silver baying at U7»I18, and selling at 120. Mar ket irregular. UNITED STATES TREASURY. The following statement shows the araonnt of funds in the cash vault of the Treasury on the 21st instant: U. S. notes (legal tenders): Medium.#2.075 000 Small. 383 IKK) -i2.458.IKK> U) National Bank notes. 928,370 00 Fractional currency: 50 cent.$787,500 IK) 23 cent. 303.000 00 10 cent. 110.000 00 5 cent. 90.000 00 3 cent. 6.450 00 Mutilated. 135.202 50 Mixed. 35.247 50 In safe, unfinished. 29.000 00 _ 1,496.400 00 Gold. 328 852 41 Silver. 2,634 30 Cents. Reserve fund—'Temporary loan. 16.140.lKH) 00 Special... 7.000.0(H) 00 Surplus issue IT. S. notes.. 37.932 425 00 Surplus do. com. in. notes 24.671.3IH) 00 Com. in. notes in redemption divisiou 4.960.000 00 Total funds.,.$95,918,471 71 TOBACCO MARKET. Richmond, April 25, 1866. Sixty-seven hogsheads were opened to-day: 49 offered : rejections of bids on 6; balance sold as follows: Oue at $3 60, one at $3 90, one at II. two at $4 20, one at $4 40, one at $4 80, one at $-190, two at $5, one at $5 40, one at $5 50, one at $5 90, two at $6, one at $6 76, two at 17. two at $8 76, two at $10 25, one at $11, three at $11 25, one at $11 75, one at $13, three at $15, two at $16 50, one at $17, two at $17 50,- three at #18 60, one at $19 51), nue at $00, one at $22 60, ono at $34. one at $35. one at $ 12, one at $45, one at $86, one at $160. In Louisville, on the 20th instant, market quiet and unchanged; offerings, 137. hogsheads; rejec lions 21: sales at from $2 to $22. In Cincinnati, on the 20tli instant, low grades were dnll, lint liner grades were firm at full prices: sales 33 hogsheads at from $3 to $45. hatTale. At James H. Prentice’s trade sale of hats, in Brooklyn, New York, on Friday last, the attendance and bidding were fair, but the prices are still very low in this branch of trade. The following prices were attained |>er dozen by the case: Wool hats, men’s, S3 75a$13 60; youths’ fancy, $5 5l)j$8 50: boys’, $4 12a#7 50; children’s, $3 7oa$6 35; cassi mere hats, men’s fancy, $15a$25 76: men's regular styles, $18 25a$2G 50. BALTIMORE MARKETS. April 24. State loans attracted some little attention, sales including $1,000 Virginia coupon bonds at 69, and $6,500 Virginia registered bonds at 43.1, an advance on the latter of 4. Cofff.k.—ltio 18 to 21o.; Lagbayra OOj to 22c.; Java 27£ to 28—all gold. r LOUR.— tiowaru cured ouper auu uut wire S9OO.i 10; Shipping Extra 31000s 10 50; Retailing Ex tra 310} all}; Family. 313a13 50; Ohio Super, 38 50a 9 25: Shipping Ex. 39 50a 10; Retailing Extra. 310:i 11 00; Family 31250al3; City Mills Standard Super, 38 7oa9 50; Shipping brands Extra 312 50al3; Bal timore Family, 31600 ; Baltimore High grade Extra 314 00. Rye Flour.—34 25a4 50. Old Mixed 33 60a3 >. Corn Meal.—33 75. (JrAiN.— Wheat.—Whitetl 85to 33 30; Red,$23S to 2 70. Corn.-Mixed, 82a83 cts.; White, 87 to 90 cts.; Yellow 85 to 86 cts. Oat.t.—bO to 62 cts., weight. Molasses.—New crop clayed Cnba, 40 to 43c. Cuba Muscovado, 45 to 66c.: New English Island 45 to 70c.; Porto Rico, 45 to 75c., for old and new. Provisions.—Bacon.—Shoulders 00 to 12$ cts. Sides, 16} to 15$ cts.; Plain Hams 20 cts. Sugar cured, 21a22 cents., for nncovered; can vassed. 23c. Bulk Meat.—Shonlders ll$all} cts.; Sides 14 t< 14$r. Lard.--Western 19 to 21 cts.; Batcher’s ant City 18} to 21} cts. Pork.—?26 50 to 326 75 for Mess. Salt.—Ground Alum 31 70 to 180; Worthington’: Fine 33 16 to 33 25 ; Ordinary Fine 32 75 to 90 Turk’s Island 00a60 cts. per bushel. Seeds.—Clover 35 60 to 6 00; Flaxseed 32 60 Timothy 36 00. Sugars.—Cuba and E. I. common to good refinin; 3l0 25al0 60; Cuba and E. 1. grocery 310 75a 11 50 Cuba andE. I. prime to choice grocery 312 25al3 00 Porto Rico common to good grocery 311al2; Port< Rico prime to choice grocery 312 50al3 60. Whiskey.—Western 32 25 to 32 26, and fit; 32 25 to 32 26; country 32 23}a224; Pennsylvania 3' . 24; Ohio 32 25}. Remarks.—Flonr—market quiet but firm. Cori f rattier firmer. Provisions—Bacon and Lard are ii i some demand, the latter being held very firmly 1 Salt—little doing; Liverpool quite heavy. Seeds | Timothy very scarce. Sugars and Whiskey tin F changed. NORTHERN AND WESTERN MARKETS. New York, April 24.—Cotton dull and lc lower sales at 36c. Flour has advauced 10c ; State 36 90; 38 70, Ohio 36 60a311, Southern 39 70a-316 25. Whea has declined la3c; sales of 60,000 bushels; Mihvau kie club 31 78a31 80. Corn is unsettled: sales oi 32.000 bushels mixed at 85a88e. Beef is steady.— Pork is firm; sales of 5.000 barrels Mess at 326 2ot 326 37}. Lard dull. Whiskey dull. Rice is quiet Carolina U}al3c. Sugar steady; sales of 1.0W hogsheads Porto Rico at 13$c, Muscovado 10}al2}c Havana llal2$c. Naval stores steady. Petroleum dull. Freights dull. Pm lad KLP ill a, April 24.—Flour isquiet and price: are unchanged, Good red \\ heat is selling at 240* 250c.; choice do. 260c.; white 270a290e. Corn i: quiet; yellow 80a81c. Coffee is dull. Provision: are firm. Laid 19}c. Whiskey dull; Penusylva nia 224a225c.; Ohio 227c. Chicago, April 24.—Flour is active. Wheat firir at 31 61}al 62 for No. 1, and 31 01 for No. 2. Cori is steady at 46c. for No. 1. Oats are quiet at 29: 29}e. for No. 1. Provisions are firm and active— Mess Pork 326. Lard 18}al9o. High Wines an active at 32 22. Cincinnati, April 24.—Flour is firmer: sales ai ?7 75u8. Whiskey is firm: sales at 32 22. Provis ions are firmer: Mess Pork 326 50. Lard 18a!8$c. Gold 126}. The New York Post of Tuesday evening says: The loan market is extremely easy at 5 per cent with a very abundant supply oi unemployed capital Commercial paper is scarce and passes at 6 to 7 foi first-class names, and at7a9 for those which are less known. As a consequence of this case the bank statemen shows an increase of 33,655,109 in deposits, ai increase of 33,692,318 in legal tenders, and a de crease in loans of 31,942,786. The stock market is more active and prices an better. Governments are firm, and for Keven-thir ties, l orapouuu uuvea uuu tmiunucs m iuucuku ness there is an increasing demand. Gold-bearinf bonds are also strong. Railroad shares opened buoyant, and after a down ward turn recovered, closing firm. WILMINGTON MARKET, Apbil 24.-6 P. SL Turpentine.—#3 (or yellow dip, per2S0 lbs.; nev virgin $5 00; hard $1 50. Spirits Turpentine.—52^c, for white. Rosin.—No. 1, 39 00 per banel; opaque, so. Tar.—$1 10 per bbl. Cotton.—28a29c for middling. SoMErHUio To Tie to.—No Remedy is more widel; ' known or generally used than PLANTATION BITTERS. "They are not for a day, but for all time." The; bare stood the test of trial. This is bec tnse they <1. , what they are recommended to do. They relieve pah and cure disease. For Dyspepsia, Heartburn, Vertigo, Pain In Iho Side Headache, Cold Feet, Languor, Dizziness, and all Dis eases caused by a Stomach out of repair, we most con fldeutly recommend the Plantation Bitters. If you arc weak.low-spirited, discouraged, and siel of life, worn down by dyspeptic agonies, or prostrate) by disease of long standing, be induced to try Platt a tion Bitters. The result will not disappoint you, and you will tin) 1 yourself restored to Health, Viuor and Happiness. : ap26-eod2w SHIPPING NEWS. MOVEMENTS OF OCEAN STEAMERS. todepart. STEAMSHIPS. LEAVE FOR DATE. Teutonia.New York Hamburg.April 28 America.New York Havre.April 28 I City of Boston.. .New York....Liverpool.April 28 Erin.New York ...Liverpool.April 28 St. David.Portland.Liverpool.April 28 , Hibernia.New York.. ..Glasgow.April 2s North America.. .New York_Rio Jan'ro,Ac.April 2.8 Persia.New York....Liverpool.Msy 2 Malta.New York....Liverpool.May 2 ' Moro Castle.New York...,Havana.May 2 Hermann.New York.... Bremen.May 5 Allemannia.New York.... Hamburg.. ..May 5 i Lafayette.New York....Havre.May 6 ! City of London.. .New York....Liverpool ... .May 5 Nova Scotian.Poitland.Liverpool .... Mav ti , Wm. Penn.New York....London.May 8 Africa.Boston.Liverpool .... Mav ft Arago.New York.... Havre.May 12 ' Pcotta.New York....Liverpool ....Mav 19 MINIATURE ALMANAC—April 26, 1866. Snn rises.6:18 | Moon seta. 3:3' 8nn sets...6:42 | High tide. 2:3: PORT Of RICHMOND, April 25, 1S66. ARRIVED. , Steamer Alexandria, Hattrich. Philadelphia, t|* i : Norfolk and City Point, fmerchandise and passengers , I W. P. Porter. Steamer John Sylvester, Poet, Norfolk, merchandis* f and paasengers, C. J. Towbrtdge. SAILED. Steamer Petersburg. Travis. Baltimore, via (Hi, Point, merchandise and passengers, D. « « •1 nrn« Steamer M Martin. »»'"«*• *orMk< nierehandlsi and passengers, Haskins A Bridgford. ■ ISCELLA5EOC8. Arrived at Boston, schooner Nellie Brown, Higgins from R jfh mnnJ, ^ A* Arrived In Philadelphia, 24th inet., schooner B. M Dyer, Rich, from City Point. MEMORANDA. Bark (Br.) Queen Victoria, McKay, sailed from Cttj Polntfor Liverpool April 23. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. From Europe. Sandy Hook, April 25.—The steamship City of Boston, with dates to the 12th instant, has arrived. The Austro-German difficulty continues critical It ia asserted that Austria refused to comply with Prussia’s request to withdraw her order] for the mo bilization of her ctnrps (Tamre. George Peabody has replied to the Queen’s letter, expressing the warmest gratitude and thanks. He says he will value her portrait as the most precious heirloonl he can leave in the land of his birth, where, together with her letter, it will ever be regarded as evidence of the kindly feeling of the Queen towards a citizen of the United States. COMMERCIAL. Lia-erfool, April 12.—CoUon—The sales to-day were 7.000 hales at a decline of Jd. There is a panic in the market. London, April 12.—Consols 86‘a9fij: Five-twen ties 71ja71|._ Probst, ilie Murderer or the Dcrriug Family. PHii.ADEi.rniA. April 25.—An immense crowd as sembled around the Court House this morning await ing the arrival of Probst. the murderer of the Peer ing family. He was admitted through a side door, however, disappointing the crowd. After the usnal preliminaries, a bill of indictment for the murder of Christopher Peering was read. The prisoner pleaded •• not guilty." The Court proceeded to select a jury. At noon four had been empaneled. About twenty were challenged. Excitement nt Bolling Green. Kentucky—Attempt to Rescne a Negro Mnrderer. Bolling Green, Ky., April 25.—Considerable ex citement was caused here to-day by a moh endeavor ing to rescue from the Sheriff a negro, who had committed murder, with the intent of hanging thr negro. A few soldiers stationed here came to the rescue. The Sheriff and soldiers are repelling the moh, but the Sheriff has telegraphed to Louisville for more, and a company leaves for this place this morning. An Order IVom the Secretary of War. Washington, April 25.—Tlie Secretary of War has issued an order forbidding all persons who are cultivating land npon which the graves of Union soldiers are located front mutilating or obliterating the traces of sncti graves by plowing or otherwise. The officers connected with the military service are instructed to report any breach of this order to the Quartermaster General. » Congressional Proceedings. Washington, April 25.—The Senate to-day passed the hill for the admission of Colorado. The vote re sulted yeas 19. nays 13. Several Senators were ab sent or paired off. The tax bill was reported iu the Uonse, after which the discussion of the Pacific Rail road bill was resumed. New York Markets. New York, April 25.—Flour has advanced 5a 10c. State S7a8 95: Southern f9 7l5alfi50. Wheat has advanced 2a3c. Corn dull at 8fia87|c. Reef firm.— Pork heavy. Lard steady. Whiskey dull. Cotton dnll at 35a36. Sugar firm. Naval stores quiet.— Gold 127. Baliimorr Market. Baltimore, April 25.—Flour dull; high grades steady; Wheat firm. Corn dull; white 90e.; yel low 86.187c. Oats dull at 52a53e. Provisions quiet. Lard firm. Mess Pork ?2fi 75. Sugar dull and un settled. Coffee qniet. Whiskey dull at $2 25$. SPECIAL NOTICES. NO TIC F.! Having been solicited by many of my form er patrons, I hereby give notice that I will resume the publication of that well known and popular journal, the “ M A GJfOLIA WEEK T. Y. ” I deem it useless to say what the “MAGNOLIA” will be; suffice it, a* heretofore, it will have one of the mo„t TALENTED EDITORS in this country ; and hiv ing securod most of its old contributors, I am satis lied it will please the most fastidious. Due notice will ; ho given of Its first issue. WJi. A. J. SMITH, Proprietor, ap 26—It. Rtrhmond. Virginia. 5CP SPECIAL NOTICE_Shippers and consignecrs are hereby notified that the steamships HATTERAS and ALBEMARLE, of the Atlantic Coast Mail Steamship Company’s line to New York will here after come up to f.ndlam Si Watson's wharf. ap26-2t SAMUEL AYRES Si CO , Agents. 1 SCP STEAM REFINED CANDIES.—My ■ Factory is now in full and successful operation, and I ! can supply CONFECTIONERS, , GROCERS And the COUNTRY TRADE With any quantity of my inimitablo STEAM REFINED CANDIES At short notice. I warrant It (as i have done for the last twenty years) to stand in any climate. They are made of the very best crushed sugars, and free from all impurities. LOUIS J. BOBSIEUX, api-i-imt No. 80 Main street. The New York Tribune says, “the reason why Drake's Plantation Bitters are so nnlvcrsally 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 Tribnne Just hits the nail on the head. The Plantation Bitters are not only made of pnre material, hut 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 counter feits have sprung up. They impose upon the people once and that’s the last of them. The Plantation Bitters are new 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 yon, for I verily believe he Plantation Bitters have saved my life. REV. W. H. WAGGONER, Madrid, N. Y. * » * Thon wilt send me two bottles more of thy Plantation Billers. My wife hss been greatly bene fitted by their use. Thy friend, A8A CURRIN, Philadelphia, Pa. * * * I have been a great sufferer 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 onr disabled soldiers with the mn-t astonishing effect. U. W. H. A.1IIKKWS, Supt. Soldiers' Home, Cincinnati, 0. » * * The Plantation Bitters have cured 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 ha7S cured me of a Derangement of the Kidneys and the Urinary Organs that ha« distressed me for years, ft acts like a charm. C. C. MOORB, No. 2.14 Broadway. New Bedvobd, Mass , Nov. 24, 1803. Dear Sir: I have been afflicted many years with se vere prostrating cramps in my limbs, cold feet and ’ hands, and a general disordered system. Physicians and medicine failed to relieve me. Some friend, in New York, who were using Plantation Bitters, prevailed upon me to try them. I commenced with a small wine glassful after dinner. Feeling better by degrees, in a r L-w days I was astonished to find the coldness and I cramps had entirely left me, and I could sleep the night i through, which 1 liad not done for years. 1 feel like another being. My strength and appetite have also "really Improved by the u-o of the Plantation Bitters. Respectfully, JUDITH RUSSEL. If the ladies but knew what thousands of them are constantly relating to us, vre candidly believe one-half of the weakness, prostration and distress experienced by them would vanish. James Marsh, Esq., of No. 1.19 West Fourteenth street, New York, says “ he has three i 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 b« 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-Ailing 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., myl5—eodly New Yoik Fresh stock op boots, shoes, *c Jcst Received. GARDNER * CARLTON, No. 9 PEARL oa FOURTEENTH STREET, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, Have received two hundred packages of Presh Spring BOOTS SH"ES, HATS and TRt NKS, direct from the manufacturers, embracing all qualities and of every stvle which we offer to the Trade cheap. Call and ex amine. _ *P‘^t XTOTICE._The Stockholders of the NA i TIONAL EXPRESS AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY who have failed to pay the sum of ten dol lars .tor e»ch share held by them, as required by the Pre-'ident and Director* of said company, are hereby notified that the shares held by them respectively will be sold at the auc'lon rooms of Messrs. Paine A Co., in the city of Richmond, Virginia, on MONDAY, the 7th day of May, 18t>6, in accordance with the law in such cases made and provided. J E. JOHNSTON. apU-WaFtd President. Brooms, tubs, &c. 10 nests large Oak Painted Tubs 10 “ •• Blue “ “ 10 •* White Pine Tubs .1 dozen 6-string Brooms 10 “ 4-string “ g •• stubble and Yard Brooms Market, Picnic and Key Baskets Selling cheap. ap26f DANDRIDOE A ANDERSON. Bacon, bacon i 16 hhds. superior Bacon Sidasand Shoulders, just received and for sale by _ ap2«t A. T. STOKES A CO. I SPECIAL N0TICE8. id RICHMOND ALE AND PORTER. V The undersigned have ju«t commenced brewing ALE AND POBTEK, at Bacbanan Spring, at the bead of Clay street, where the manufacture of these article* will be continued until their NEW BREWERY, now in coarse of erection, near the aite of Stearns A Brnmmel’a distillery, below Rocketts, la eomplifed They guarantee an article in every respect equal to and cheaper than the best imported from any quarter outside the Stale, whether home or foreign. trE~ All orders sent through the post-office will be punctually attended to. f»bg-3m BETZ, YCENGUNG A BEYER. id* PAINTING ! PAINTIG ! ! L. L. MONTAQUB A SON, HOUSE, SIGN AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTERS, TENTH STREET, BETWEEN MAIN AND CARY, Will be pleased to receive orders from their friends 1 and the public generally, lor work of all kinds ini heir * line. They are prepared to do HOUSE PAINTING, GLAZ ING, GRAINING, Ac.,in the very best style. Call and leave your orders. Our terms ahull be reasonable, and we guarantee to do the best of work. SIGNS furnished at short notice. mh3<)-tf L. L. MONTAGUE A St*. JCJ* PDRCELL, LADD a CO., . . DRUGGISTS, Having recommenced business in their new house on the *lte of their old stand. Corner op Main and Thirteenth *1 rusts, RICHMOND, VA., Are prepared lo offer their ustul inJacemenls lo par cba*en. They are now receiving, and have In store » laiye and well selected slock of DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, WINDOW GLASS, FRENCH POLISHED PLATE and ORNAMENTED GLASS, INDIGO, MADDER and OTHER DYE8, Rt CK BRIDGE ALUM WATER, nnd a general assortment of articles in '.heir line, which they off er on most far.ha hie terms. Particular and prompt aP.ention to packing and for warding order*. PDRCELL, LADD A CO, Drnygi*l», 122 Main street, corner of Thirteenth, mh2—if Richmond, Va. id MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY—An F.s-ay of Warning and Instruction for Young Men — Also, Disease* and Abuse* which prostrate the vital powers, with sure mean* of relief. Sent free of charge in sealed letter envelope*. Address Dr. i. SKILLIN HOUGHTON, Howard Association, Philadelphia, Pa. a ap!7-3m !C?MYE WOULD CALL THE ATTENTION of the citizens of this Slate and others to the use of BAKER'S PREMIUM BITTERS, Which all the druggist* of the city of Richmond, Vir ginity, admit to be one of the most popular medicine* ever before the public for the cure of Dyspepsia, Ner vous Headache, Colic, Paine, Dysentery and Hovel Complaints. In weak and debilitated females there is nothing to eqnal the ready mode that it ha* In strength ening the whole system, and if any medicine ever de served Ibe title of a “ human oomforter.” it should be BAKER’S CELEBRATED PREMIUM BITTERS. Since the Introduction of these Bitters, which has Wen about fifteen years, the proprietor has received, In and about the city of RicbmonJ, over one thousand certificates, where it has made permanent cures in the above-named diseases. Should you once become acquainted with Its superior virtues in various complaints, you would never be without 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, mb2f Richmond, Va. ICr A R R E S T I) E C A T—PERFUE ED ■ Breath, Bound and Healthy Gums, Pearly While Teeth. Relief and freedom from TooTasrWR can be obtained by using DOWDEN S DENTAL FLUID. Recommended Ly Dentists and Physicians everywhere as superior to tin tnjurioui] compound* in use. Price AO cents. For sale by all Druggists. Recommended ty Drs. Pleasants, Woodward, Steel, Hudson, Ac., Ac., of Richmond. Jan2-3m PEYTON JOHNSTON A BKtt. JO*H ALL'S VEGETABLE SICILIAN H AIR RBNEWKR lia* proved itselfto bo the most perfect pre paration for the hair ever offered to the public. It Is a vegetable compound, and contains no Injiti Ions properties whatever. IT WILL RESTORE GRAY HAIUTOITS ORIGINAL COLOR. It will keep the hair from falling out. It cleanses the scale and makes the hair soft, lu-truns and silken. It is a splendid hair dressing. No person, old or young, should Call to use It. IT IS RECOMMENDED AND USED BY THE FIRST MEDICAL AUTHORITY. ►STAsk for Hall’s Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renetrer, and take no ether. R P. HALL A CO. Nashua, N. H. Proprietor. For sale by all druggists. nov21-t>m Sdr* DYSPEPSIA.—What everybody says must be true. We have beard Dr. Strickland’! Tonic spoken of so frequently by those who have been bone fitted by If, that at last wo are compelled to make it known to the public that wo really believe It effect! a cure In every case ; therefore, we say to those, who are suffering with Dyspepsia or Nervous Debility, to go to their druggists aad get a bottle of Dr. Strickland's Tonic._oct3o ly JCPTWO BAD CASES OB’ PILES CURED BY DR. STRICKLAND’S PILE REMEDY.—Mr. Glass, of Janesrille, Wisconsin, writes for the benefit of all who suffer with the Plies, that ho has been troubled for eight years with an aggravated case of Piles, and his brother was discharged from the army as Incinable (he being quite paralyzed with the Pile*). Both these distressing cases were cored with one bol le ot Dr. Strickland's Pile RemeJy. The recommendation of these gentlemen, beside the daily testimonials received by Dr. Strickland, onght to convince those suffering that the most aggravated chronic cases of Piles are cored by Dr. Strickland’s Pile Remedy. It U sol i by Drnggists everywhere. co30—ly |CJ*A SUPERIOR REMEDY.—We can con scientiously recommend to those suffering fiom • dis tressing congh, Dr. Strickland's Meililnoas Cough Bal sam. It gives relief almost instantaneous, and Is « ilh al not disagreeable to the taste. There Is no doubt hot the Mellifluous Cough Bslun is one of the best oieoa ration* in use, and Is all that It* proprietor claim* /or It. We have tried It daring the past week, and for nd relief from a most distressing congh. It U prepare.) by Dr. Strickland, No. 139 Sycamore *t., Cincinnati. Ohio, and for sale by DrngglslB. nct-30 ly ICP BATCHELOR'S HA IK DYkT—The ori. ginal and best In the world ! The only true and per* feet Hair Dye. Harmless, Reliable and Instanlaneons. Produces immediately a splendid Black 01 Natnra BrowD, without Injuring the hair or skin. Remedies the ill effects of bad dye. Sold by all Druggists. The genuine is signed William A. Batchelor. Also, REGENERATING EXTRACT OF MIU.E-FLEl KS, For Restoring and Beautifying the Hair, CHARLES BATCHELOR, aull- tf New Yolk. ICP SPECIAL NOTICE I JOHN W. RI80N, (Sncceesorlo Joseph Laldley,) APOTHECARY AND DRCOO ST Corner of Main and Third streets, RICHMOND, VA., Has ia store a large stock *f Drugs, Medicines, Dye* Staffs, Oils and Paints, to which we invite the special attention of Country Merchants and all others In want of sneb articles. uct Id- It ICPTO OUR FRIENDS AND THEl’UBLIO. ANOTHER NEW STOCK. We are opening this day, direct from the man n fa*. I tnrers, two hundred caeee of BOOTS, SHOES AND TRUNKS, I suitable for the fail and winter trade. Among our i stock is eighteen hundred pair* of F. Dane A Co'* cele brated Nailed and Pegged BROGANS, the beat n the | United States. We consider Dane A Co. the best menu* ' facturers in the world. We have been selling t beta Brogan* for over twenty year*, and they always give entire satisfaction. We ask all in want of good Shoes I or Boot* to give as a call. oct20-tf PUTNEY A WATTS. ICP BILLIARD TEMPLE. A RESTAURANT COUNTER Will be kept at the Billiard Temple, commencing THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON. mh31-tf_ _JONES A GRISWOLD. ICP HILL’S HAIR DYE, 50 CENTS—Black i or Brown, Initantanooue. Best, cheapest, durable, re liable. DEPOT—NO. 66 JOHN STREET, NEW YORK. Sold by all Drug and Patent Medicine Store* eve j. where. mht ly iCP G. B. STACY & SON, Wholesale and Retail Dealers In CABINET AND OFFICE FURNITURE, BEDDING, CARPET8, OIL CLOTHS, Ac., 110 M*i.»St*mt. ‘" — 1 ti SiT Special attention given to the mannfactur* of MATTRESSES and other article* of BEDDING. ap21t___ 1 ICP ROYAL HAV ANA LOTTERY OF CU BA, conducted by the Danish Government. flffO.OOO in Gold drawn every 17 days. Prise* sashed and in formation furnished. The highest rate* paid for Doub* I loon*, and all kinda of Gold and Sllvar. TAYLOR A CO., Beaker. jenSl-eodam No. IS Wall street, r. y.