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RICHMOND WHIG.
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Ms raising "clubs" for the Whio in any city or town in
»hs United States, we will furnish (HO) twenty copies or
orwe at $9 per copy, the postage for the term of subscrip
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and shall endeavor to make our prices c ompare la vorably
with those of any paper published in the Union.
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Siws Agents and Boys will be charged 13 60 per 100
sop'e*.
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par scoare. of 8 lines or less.
Larger advertisements upon contract.
SPECIAL NOTICES.
HSPFor the temporary accommodation of the cit
(oens of Richmond who may wish the Wl*ig, thero
will be tickets sold at the office to the amount of
OKB DOLLAR in Federal currency to responsi
ble parties, and their obligation taken, payable in
thirty days, so as to enable them to reach the latest
cows. Call at the office, Whig Building.
Bsws Boys are instructed that they shall kbcbivi the
doketa marked W. i. S., A. C. Colb, E. H. R. and I. R. A
la payment for the Whig from the purchasers on the
streets, and they will be received from the boys at the
office an live cents, in payment of their purchases.
FrvB CENTS ia aU the boya are auoweu to onarge lor
thi papers._ _
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Major General Halle k’s headquarter.- *ie at the cor
ner of Clay and Twelfth streets.
Major Gen. E. 0. C. Ord. commanding the Department
of Virginia. Headquarters corner of Clay and Eleventh
street*. Office in Custom House, *econd floor—Bank
street entrance.
Brig. Gen. M. R. Patrick. Headquarters opposite
Gen. Ord s. Office in Custom House, first floor—Bank
•treet entrance.
Major General Casey’s headquarter* are at the corner of
Sixth and Main streets.
Brtg. Gen. Charles Devens, commanding U. 8. Forces
in and around Richmond; headjuarters corner ot Broad
and Tw-lfth streets; office at the Clifton House.
Brevet Brig. Gen. John E. Mullord, Agent for the
Exchange of Prisoners has an office at the "Female In
etitute,” corner of Clay and 10th streets—(first floor }
Brevet Frig. Gen. Miehie. Chief Engineer of Virginia;
office, second left-hand door, first floor, Costora Hume,
Bank street entrance.
Brig. Gen. -F. T. Dent. Military Commander, office.
City Hall.
Lieut. II. S. Merrill. Post Quartermaster offi. e. Fe
male Institute, Tenth street.
• Capt. A. J. Cook, Post Commissary . office No. 115
Broad 'street.
Colonel John B. Howard, Chief Quartermaster Army
ot the James, has his office in the Coatom House.
A Military Commission, of which Major J. L. Stack
-pels Judge Advocate, is President, is in daily session in
tht Hall of Congress for the examination of cases of per
sous confined by the Rebel authorities.
Ma.,oi J. L. btackpole. Judge Advocate of Department
o: Vogmii office in Female Institute, on Tenth street.
Co Geo. Suckley, U. 8. V.. Medical Directo/ of Di
a'tmea* of Virginia. Office in Custom House.
Aurgeon A. C. Benedict. D. 8. V.. burgeon-In-Chief
Third Division Twenty-fourth Army Corps and Troops
attd bed. office in Clifton House.
Acting btaff Surgeon Wm. H. Palmer. 0. 8. A.. Post
elarveon at 8tuart Hospital.
A ting Assistant Surgeon Sanders, U. S. A.,in charge
C. S Dispensary, corner Broad and Eighth streets.
Major -/. C. Paine, Chief Signal Offlcer. Offlce in the
Female Institute on Tenth street.
Oifieer-s are respectfully requested to inform us of my
e.TOta or omissions in the above directory.
$2,000 R_* — R n
Yn\ person residing a Virg'a .1 or e.sewbere ota,
« -.ose Uinds one or more of th* va ’.able paper - lifted
;u another page, may have come, will receive his prc
portion of the above reward by sending it or them to my
address through Adams’ Express Company, wi'h in
structions to receive the reward on delivery of the
bODdi). , . ,
No questions will be asked—so the names of the par
ties will not be known.
Messrs R A. Lane alter A Co., Stock Brokers, Mam
stwe* Messrs. Maury A Co., Stock Brokers, near Spots
wood Hotel; and Mr. John Purcell, Stock Broker, will
alaohave the kindness to act for me in this matter,
also have me nuu JOHN STEWARD.
Offlce, Franklin Street, between 7th and 8th.
Richmond. April 36._apgfi— tf
ROOM FOR REHT.-A comfortable ROOM,
with or without board, in a private family, on 6th
street, atcond door from Leigh* east aide.
Four gentlemen as Day Boarders.
apSo -3t* ___
IF M- E. UAITis In I he City, he Mill
please call at the Spot*wood House, between the hours
of 3 aid 4 P. M. Boom No. X_ap36-ir
FOND—a small sum of MO.NEV, on Franklin st.,
which the owner ^an have by railing at the Medi*
caI Director's offloe(lnthe Custom Hnnse) and[proving
property._a»,a6~ :3t
board.
BOARD can be obtained in a private fimily on Roii
street, two doors from the Richmond House.
ap36— It*
XJ5* All letters on basinets, sent to this office,
should be addressed to the Proprietor of the Whig.
All other communications should be addressed to
the E>1itor.
W E believe that the exasperation produced
’ throughout the North by the murder ol
President Lincoln, is rapidly giving place to a
calmer feeling, and that the reflecting and intelli
gent people of that section wil. exonerate even
the lead* rs of the Rebellion, who have already
grievous sins enough to answer for, from any com
plicity in the horrible crime which has shocked
the moral .sense of every community.
The evidence, as far as developed, indicates that
the conspiracy was contiued to a few morbid and
almost frenzied minds who had no need of any in
stigation other than that of their own evil passions.
The chief actor has been, manifestly, fora long
time possessed by a demon. Early in 186.1 he re
marked to a gentleman in Chicago “What a glori
ous opportunity there is for a man to immortalize
himself by killing Lincoln!" He was stirred by the
same evil spirit that drove on the insane destroyer
of the Temple of Ephesus. How little Johu Wilkes
Booth had the countenance or the encouragement
[ of the South in aDy respect lie has himself declared.
His words were, "The South have never bestoiced
upon me one kind icord. It is a place now where I have
no friends except beneath the sod; a place where I
must either become a private soldier, or a beggar.”
These words are, doubtless, true, and they will go
far towards dispelling hastily formed surmises.—
Tiie spirit of the South in contrast with that of the
assassin, is he e distinctly pointed out. The South
did, indeed, unhappily rebel against the national
authority, but resisted by making her men soldiers,
never by employing assassins and murderers. Fel
ons of this class, whose sympathies were with the
rebellion, disdained to take the position of a “pri
vate soldier,” but did not scruple to act the part of
the brutal assassin.
We are stilt confident oftho restoration of peace
and kindly affections between the people of our
common country.
When the shadow ot this great woe shall pass
away from the hearts of our brethren at the North,
they will agtin tcel the sunshine of the day of
Union. They will again ask lor generous, forbear
ing measures, rather than for vengeance against
Southern men who abhor tbc crime which lias af
flicted them not less than it has the men of tbo
North. _
financial problems to be solved by the
Peace now at baud are of a character which
may well baffle the best powers of minds accus
tomed to such investigations. We shall not pre
tend to deal with their broader aspects : but the
forms in which the peopie of the South may be
aff. c‘ed by them enlist the attention of the reflect
ing men in both sections.
In the Southern States a singular condition ol
the money question exists. The Treasury notes
issued by the now exploded Government had for
ncorly four years constituted our only circulating
medium, la the early months of the war their
purchasing power was nearly equal to that of the
bank notes which formerly made up our currency.
But, as they increased in volume, and as the shifting
fortunes ot the battle-field made the result uncer
tain, they gradually depreciated in power of pur
rh.so not only as compared with gold, but with
bank notes. Consequently by the inevitable law
which forbids a currency of heavier value to move
in the same level with the lighter; specie and bank
notes dropped out of sight, and Confederate Trea
sure notes became the only medium of exchange.
As the war drew to its crisis these paper prom
ises rapidly sunk in power, until sixty dollars in
notes would not purchase what bne in specie would
ha^e bought before the war. It was remarkable
i that this frightful depreciation was not the result of
the increasing volume of this currency thrown into
the veins of business and trade. For it is certain
that subsequent to the 1st of April, 1*64, at least
one-third of the old circulating ••fluid" had been
withdrawn, and its place had never been supplied.
Vet the remnant had become daily of less and less
value. This was the result of constantly waning
confidence in the ability of the Confederacy to sus
tain itself.
With the downfall oi the military power of the
Kebel Government, their finances 'collapsed. So
sudden was the ruin, that, although gloomy fore
bodings of its approach had been long indulged
by many, it caught the multitude unprepared.—
The large sums in Confederate notes held by thou
sands became at once worthless in their hands.—
The end of the war thus rinds the Southern people
vetthout money.
Tbe national currency offers a means of supply,
ing the great vacuum thus created. This paper
money is indeed greatly expanded. Perhaps not
less than twelve hundred millions s*f in clrcul*
tinn. This sum is greatly beyond tlw demand* of
trade uad business in the r normal state. Hence
this paper is below the value of gold, notwith
standing that the credit and resources of a power,
ful nation are pledged for its safety.
The South will be a convenient w&UHtjh&ifapffi
1 ,)f a- WawMStmg our preocnt prostrate condition,
i the demolition ol o-r land, the destruction of
j property und the disorganization of lator. North
ern capitalists will not hesitate to let their means
How in upon us in steady streams if they Gnd a
cordial and industrious spirit among our people,
ready to promise returns for investment. We
have still the means of developing our agriculture,
oar minerals, our fountains of trade if we will,
with cheerful and kindly enterprise, meet the
helping hands that will be tadily extended to us.
SHKRMAN AND JOHNSTON.
The following addendum to the official despatch
published in yesterday’s Whig, was crowded out
by the pressure of advertisements :
Memorandum, or Basis of Agreement, made this
eighteenth day of April, A. D. 1865, near Ihir
huin Station, in the State of North Carolina, by
ana between General Joseph K. Johnston, c m
inanding Confederate Army, and Major-General
H'. T. Sherman, commanding Army of the United
States, in the State of North Carolina, both being
present:
1. The contending armies now in the Geld to
maintain the status quo, until notice is given by
the commanding general of aii£ one to its opDo.
nent, and reasonable time, say forty-eight hours,
allowed.
1. The Confederate armies now in existence to
be disbanded, and conducted to their several State
(’unif ils therein tn their arm* A.n<i nnhlie
property in the State arsenal, and each officer and
man to execute and tile an agreement to cease
from acts ot war, and to abide the action of both
State and Federal authorities. The number of
arms and munitious of war to be reported to the
Chief of Ordnance at Washington city, eubject to
the future action of the Congress of the United
States, and in the meantime to be used solely to
maintiin peace and order within the borders of tbe
States respectively.
3. The nc'gnition by the Executive of the Uni
ted States of the several State governmente, on
t leir oflker* and Legislatuiej taking the oath pre
scribed by the Constitution of the United States;
and wbtre conflicting State governments liave re
sul e 1 from the war, the legitimacy of all shall be
submitted to the Supreme Court of the United
States.
4. The rc-establishment of alt Federal courts in
the several States, with powers as defined by the
Constitution and laws of Congress.
5. The people and inhabitants of all these State*
to bo guaranteed, so far as the Executive can, their
political rights and franchises, as Well as their
rights of person and property, as defined by the
Constitution of the United States, and of the States
respectively.
t*. The Executive authority of the Government
of the United States not to disturb any of the
people by reason of the late war, so long as they
live in peace and quiet, and abstain from acts of
armed hostility, and obey the lawrs in existence at
the place of their residence.
7. In general terms, the war to cease, a general
amnesty, so far as the Executive of the United
States ran command, on the condition of the dis.
kandment ot the Confederate armies, distribution
of the arms, and the resumption of peaceable pur
suits by the officers aud men hitherto composing
said armies.
Not being duly empowered by our respective
principals to fulfit these terms, wc individually and
officially (.ledge ourselves to promptly obtain an
answer thereto, and to carry out the above pro
gramme.
W. T. Shlrxan,
Major General, comdg. army U. S. in N. C.
J. E. JoH.VSToN,
General, commanding C. S. A., in N. C.
O IS APPROVAL, AM) RUASO.NS THfcRtPOK.
It is reported that this proceeding of General
Sheraran was disapproved for the following among
other reasons.
1. It was an exercise of authority not vested in
General Sherman ; and on its face shows that both
he and Johnston knew that General Sbcrman had
no authority to enter into anv such arrange
ment.
2. It was a practical acknowledgment of the
rebel Government.
3. It undertook to re-establish the rebel State
governments that had been overthrown at the sac
rifice of many thousand loyal lives and immense
treasure, and placed the arms and munitions of
war in the hands of the rebel* at their respective
capitals, which might be used is soon as the armies
0f the United States were lifhanded, and used to
conquer and subdue the ! >yal States.
4. By the restoration ot t.i» rebel authority in
theiipective States, '-hey wauld be enab'td to
re-establish slavery
l. ft might larnisa a ground of roiponslbihty br
the Federal Government *o pay the rebel (loot, and
certainly subjects the loyalcitixen* oi rebut Mates
to the debt contracted by the rebel* m ibe S'are.
6. It would put in d'»p"te tbu en* o *ce of loyal
State government*, and .lie new Stale o» West Vir
ginia, which has been recognized by every depart
meat of the United S ate* Go. s re meat.
7. It practically abolished to confines' ion laws,
and -elieved the rebels, of every degree, who htd
slaughtered our people, from all pains sue penal
ties for their crime*.
B. It gave terms that bad been deliberately, re
peatedly, and a lamalf, r‘j*ei*d by Pr*ridfut
Lincoln, and better terras thin the r be4» i*ad ever
asked in their most prosperous vendition.
9, it formed no basis of t'Ut as I la.-ting peace,
but relieved the rebels froth the pressure of oar
victories, and left them ir c ainiun m re o** their
efforts to overthr w the L • el State* Government
and subdue the loya'Sts i-^' ; . ver/h ir 're gtb
was recrrltcd and a^y o, oru a’louii offer.
\ war widow ia L*wg*c> rV;. ' ciu **u*i P*. s'
' to lav a W err w:‘h > / ■{ «- r Ok
(he can wa'k one hundred c. . v> fn t ’*'
4r ak one-1-.urth o' \ .- j . a
itary Commission.
AMUSEMENT** V .
V EW RIOMIOND THEATRE,
^_n( Corner Seventh and Lro**l nt****.
Mum. K Hamul.Z7..Manage***
B. D. Oooro.Acting and Stage Manager.
WW>flrr.w -* “irnf{‘ In tfl
The performance will commence wrath the beautiful *
OVERTURE— Marth a, ORCHESTRA..
When will be preseite h for the ant time the tieantifu I
piay oi the
BRIGAND'
With new ami boaut.iui
MOUNTAIN SCENERY,
PICTURESQUE AND
CHAP.AITELI'TIC COSTUMES. I
The Management hare engaged and perfected for thn^ .
occasion a .
GRAND CORPS l)E BALI ET
• also. J
A FULL AND COMPLETE CHORUS
And aie fully convinced their efforts will meet with that
generous support and encouragement that
has hitherto rewarded their efforts
to be worthy the
PULL HOUSES
And geneions applause that has been a warded tb> m
BOX BOOK OPEN TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE. j
BALLAD. • • ' Mice BLANCHE MIDDLETON
FANCY DANCE. • Mum JESSIE WERNER
Conclude w ith the political drama entitle t
TUE JACOBITE
IN PREPARATION.
A Play, in five acts, written for tUL Theatre, eat'c-ol
LADY AUDI El'S SECRET.
In which will be introduced the
KJ-* G II 0 8 T 1 «a
Al*o in preparation, a grand Spectacular and woaderfulv
Mechanical Play, entitled
THE ANGEL OF DEATH!
ap$6—It
(-1 RA.tD TAIII.EACA.
T To be given at the EXCHANGE HOTEr
on THURSDAY EVENING, the 27th instant by the
YOUNC* LADIEH f
OF RICHMOND, KOR THE BC.NEKIT OK tA
SEVERAL DESTITUTE FAniLlil
Made so by the burning of the City.
Tickets to be had at the Eichange Hotel, bitween tJiA
hours of 10 A. M. and 4 P. M. Price. #2. ap26—2t* K
nw iif \iiii i,amt |
FOR SALE
AT No. STAIN STREET
TARDY & WILLIAMS, Salesmen. |
I OFFER for sale a cergo of GOODS jest received j
consisting tn pirt of
GROCERIES.
FO bbls. prime Molasses.
60 bbls. Mesa Port.
000 bags prime Rio t offee.
10 bbls. Hatimore Crushed Nuga.
16 bbls. B White Clarified Sugar
100 barrels Yellow Sugar.
3 hhd*. Porto Rico Sugar
SO bbls. No. 1 Leaf I.*rd.
30 tierces Canvassed Hama. ♦
6 tierces Shoulders and SideI
100 tubs Butter, some choice Fsm !y
00 bbls. Family Flour.
10 bbls. Extra do
600 qbte Irish Potatoea. —s
60 boxes Cbeere. ”
6 case* Pineapple Choose.
300 aacl’i Liverpool kina and Ground Alum ">a*i.
10 half chests fine Green and Black Tew.
iOO ream- Wrapping Paper. _
100 boxes Emory'a Adamantine Candle*.
00 bbls. Vinegar. . '
100 lb*. Wrapping Twin*.
M0“Cl6*” DKT GOODS.
6 cases Patineta—decrablc sty'es iad colors. •
10 cat's Fancy and Mourning Print*. .nu*U sec.
ha.idaome. .._
laTATTOKKRY
60Q reaau Writing Paper-Litter. Cap a.id N lU*.
100 do. Fine Koreiitt Paper
100 <«0 Enve,ope*—White and Bull
21 grow lead Pencil*.
100 groan Steel Pena
60 groan Pea Haldem
SHOKi, HATb, A-o.
.100(4 pair* Men'a Boot" and Sb‘«*
«K> 0 p lira Ladies' and Children a Shoci aal L*
I 3 XX) da'a. aaaortod , j
BESIDES
too dnaen pairs Wool and Wt dorei pa- * "o*W I
Cwda on board" and aheetn.
** ^r^lrBbW g0O<U W. B, BURTON
SPECIAL
.- PBC'AL ATTENTION la called to auction sale to
>1 ccorerff THIS MORNING at 10 o'clock, at oar |
stve No. 64 Main street, of Furniture, Hardware. Bed* •
Bed flwthlng Crockery, Olaaa Ware. Tobaceo, Cigar*
Race lent o iking Store*, Gold and Stiver W*tchej
Jewaiey. Ae., Ac. ... •
Tfcwinle offers toesrties wishing to Invest aaoppor
tunit. to obtain oaeful and desirable article* -
HANES A CO.. Aucfrs.
^K-li _64 Main "tret.
VAT ANT* D-A mo. 1 Cook, Wnaherj
VV and Ironer, to whom the highest wa^e
wi'l be glv A aolored woman without children pie
nrosd Apply to JACOB KZEB1BL 41 Main fteeet. ot t
Mr. PUnllCK BHaUEK Union Hill, 'etable street^
ap2S 3 *__
WA,"?ui 1 c“kS5wDJ«._
Franklin St., between 4th and
ap26 -If_* ‘
* 1_>0 VP.PINO. — Pour or five gentlemen c*a be !
mod ted with board by applying at the do
; corner of Seventh and Leigh street* apr 2»

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