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Tit following highly important despatch from
fforth Carolina was received yesterday by General
Halleck :
Raleigh. N. C., April 26, 1865.
Mrjor Ucntral JIalUck, Richmond
Johnston surrendered the forces in his command,
embracing all from here to the Chattahoochee, to
Sherman, on the basis agreed upon between Lee
and myself tor the Army of Northern Virginia.
U. S. Gram,
Lieutenant General.
A previous bulletin from the War Department
was as follows
War Department, )
Washington, April 25, 10:10 P. M. J
hfifor General Dir, Ifeio York
\ despatch has just been received by ihis De
partment from General Grant, dated Raleigh, 9 A.
M. , Aprii 24th. He says :
*<1 reached here this morning and delivered to
General Sherman the reply to his mgotiaiions
with Johnston. Word was immediately sent to
Johnston, terminati; g the truce, and information
that civil matters cou.d not be entertained in any
convention between army commanders.”
iSigucd) Edwin M. Stanton,
* Secretary of War.
A special Washington despatch to the New YotkTIme-,
dated S6th, says:
We have informatics from Sherman's army to day, of
aa important character. It appeals Johnston's - nr, let
ter to Gen. Sherman proposed a surrender of) iB %rmy
,a the .< m- u-nrs Li f-uirendered. A meeting was ur
,j • t»v; hW de H. mpton was present; he pro
LhG- 1 against the terms of surrender, and declared he
would ' t ■ Hinder his cvval.y force, supposed to bs
,Va], ab u-t re*- thousand strong. Thereupon Sherman
consented to d. lay. for the purp. se cf giving Johnston
ind HstUDton an opportnn ly to consult Jcfi. Davis —
A nother me ' was arranged for the neat day. On
th it day the pa ties again met and at the nret sitting
the rera rkaole memoranda,. or baiiaof agrw m nt was
pr seated and at once.. ned. it is further shown that
fcefore (-henna n signed the n.e^ orandum he had received
nevs of the assassins'..or of Pres ,cnt Lincoln.
The Herald’s 4V ashington correspond* nt sa s
A letter of the Ricbmord correspondent of the Lon
don Times dated March 4 f,.-shadows I®* J™™'® J
reoent poiioy and bw g ven i-' to much com rent and
ch-.:usMon i. official circle’ h re to-day. *t l’d*j
as sigi ificant view of wh >t h-« coenr-e . r« nt v n
N. rJi farolma : d shove that the rebel leaders have
rriied upon wuriiisg on On. Sheris is • char■ urter asit
. his antecedents tc aid them n ra f-wahjr »ke that ,
which has begne.
The surrender of Gen. Joseph Johnston officially
announced by Lieut. General Grant will bo hailed
with satisfaction by all persons who desire that
Peace shall be restored to our distracted country.
It will surely extinguish the last substantial hope .
of the intatuated devoters ot Disunion. What ad
ditional proof can they require of the futility ot j
further resistance to the national authority ? There
is now no formidable body of Confederate troops
East of the Mississippi, and we should not^be
surprised to hear at any moment, that Kirby
Smith had surrendered or disbanded his demoral,
ized forces. With the dissolution of the Trans
Mississippi array all organized opposition to the
Government of the United States will cease, and
the Constitution and laws will be agiin enforced
throughout the length and breadth of the Union.
The Chattahoochee river, referred to in Lieu
tenant-General Grant’s despatch, separates Geor
gia from Alabama. All the Rebel tToops now in
North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia are,
therefore, embraced in the terms of capitulation
agreed upon by Generals Sherman and Johnston.
This glorious army, after four years of such
warfare ns the wr rid has never lefere seen, is be
ing broken up, its old adversary, the Army ol
Northern Virginia, having been varquished and
dispersed. The Sixth corps has marched to Dan.
villc, which place, it is believed, it will hold for the i
present. t
The Fifth corps is posted alorg the Southside
Railroad, guardirg that important line; and the
Ninth corps, which until lately has Icon perform
ing that duty, is now on its way to Washington, if
it has not ar-rived there, whence, miner has it, it
is to be transferred to a distant point in the rebel
lions States.
Tbe*Secocd corps is awaitirg ciders, while the
Twenty-fourth corps is near this city.
Mr. Lewis E. Harvie, President of the Richmond
and Danville Railway, has, we learn, made an offer
to General Grant to put the road in running order
on certain terms. These terms were not accepted
at first, but subsequently General Grant directed
the Gancral commanding to accept the offer if Mr.
Harvie took the oath of allegiance. At last ac
counts the latter had not conformed to this require
ment. It is very necessary to have this roid in
running order for the supply of the troops at Dan
ville, and it is to be hoped the Directory ot the
will anerdilv ecmnlv with the conditions
named by General Grant.
A dei-patch from Lisbon, on the 11th inst., on the
subject of the relations < xisting between the United '
States and Portugal, states that the Governor of j
Belem was dismissed, not for having lired on the j
United States ships Niagara and Sacramento when
the were approaching the bar, lilt for continuing!
to fire upon them when they had struck their flags I
and turned towards Lisbon. At a public demon-!
stration in Loner of the continuation of amicable
relations between the two nations a reciprocal sa I
lute w as fired in honor of the respective flags. j
The settlement of the Slavery question by the
final abolition of the Institution, is engaging the
attention of the authorities in Kentucky. General
Brisbane, Superintendent of organization of colored
troops in that State, has written a letter to Gov
ernor Bramlette, calling attention to the disturbed
condition of labor in that State, and urging him to
call the Legislature togethtr and pass the Consti
tutional Amendment. The General says the slaves
are nominally free and the masters can no longer
depend on their labor, and points out the evils
that must arise from the present half slave and
half free condition of the State.
He claims that the passage of the amendment
would quiet the minds of the negroes, and cause
them to remain at home and till the so 1 now so
much in need of their labor. More than twenty
thousand ot the most valuable slaves have already
gone into the army; so that Kentucky must choose
either to have her slave population abscond and
freed by the army, or to save her labor to the toil
by granting unconditional freedom to the slaves at
The Governor replies, concurring in the opini. n
that slavery can no longer be retained in Kentucky,
that labor must be reorganized on a free basis.
The latest news from St. Petersburg fortunately
ailays the fears which already began to he felt
throughout the world in consequence of the epi
demic disease in that city. The highest medical
au’horities now agree that the epidemic is not the
plague, but only a somowLal more violent kind of
i-ver well known in other tountriej, The hygienic
condition of St. Petersburg is less satisfactory
than that of tne other larger cities of Europe, and
is believed to be the direct cause of the increased
rRte "f mortality. The correctness of the first
statistical reports of the esses of sickness and
d. a:hs is denied, and the post recent returns r.ro
n< t calculated to cause any alarm
. _
Through the courtesy of Mr. D. F. Webster, of
the Adams’ Express, we received last night a copy j
of the Washington llepmblican of Thursday even
ing, containing interesting particulars of the cap
ture of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Presi
lent Lincoln, and one of his accomplices in the
murder, David C. Harold.
It had been ascertained that Booth and Harold
crossed the Potomac river at or near Aquia Creek.
Early Wednesday morning a squad of men belong- <
ing to the 16th New York cavalry discovered the
fugitives in a barn on the road leading from Port
Koyalto Bowling Gieen, in Caroline county, Va.—
What ensued is described by the Republican as fol.
‘•We have had an interview with two of the cav.
alrvmen engaged in the capture of the assassins.—
From them we ha n that the whole party consisted
of twenty-eight, including two detectives.
The first, information respecting Booth’s crossing
• he river, and his probable whereabouts, was ob
ta ne>l from disbanded rebel soldiers, who were met
with in all directions ill that part of the count-yvfc
From one and another of these the clue to
Booth's movements was gathered and.held, until
just at daybreak they eaniccpon the barn wl.ete he
and Harold were secreted.
A parley was held, and Booth manifest if? the
most desperate delct urination not to te taken alive,
and to take as many of the lives of the party as
possible, Lieut. Edward P. Doherty, who command
ed the scouting party, determined to make short
work of him.
TV hen Harold saw the preparations for firing the
ham, he declared his willingness to surrender, and
said he wouldn’t light it they would let him out.
Booth, on the contrary, was impudently defiant,
ottering, at first, to fight the whole squad at one
hundred yards, and subsequently at fifty yards.—
He was hobbling on crutches, apparently very Itme.
He swore he would die like a man, etc.
Harold having been secured, as soon as the burn
ing hay lighted the inferior of the barn sufficiently
to render the scowling face of Booth, the assassin,
visible, Sergeant Boston Corbett fluid upon him,
and be fell.
The ball pasged-througb his neck, ne was pulled
out of the barn, and one of his crutches and carbine
and revolvers secured.
The wretch lived about two hours, whispering
blasphemies against the Government and messages
to his mother, desiring her to be informed that he
died for his country.
a* a 1 1) . tv* c li ax u-os loonSnff nnnn
one crutch and preparing to shoot his .captors.—
Only one shot was fired in the entire affair, that
which killed the assassin.
Lieut-Doherty is one of the biavcst fellows in
the cavalry service, having distinguished himself
in a sharp* affair at Cn'peper Court House and on
other occasions.
The Hit'll New York cavalry is commanded by
Col. Nelson Sweitzer, and has been doing duty in
Fairfax county. This regiment formed part of the
cavalry escort on the day of the President’s ob
sequies in Washingtou.
The body of Booth, and the assassin’s accom
plice, Harold, were placed on beard the Ida and
sent to Washington, arriving here about 1 o’clock
this morning. _
The Atlanta papers have received information of Mr.
Lincoln’s assassination, but mate no comments upon it.
They also deny the surrender of I.ee. and attirm that
Gen. Grant lost 0 000 men ia the battle of Amelia Court
EMttil»li*li<‘d in 17# i
Ofiler No. 1« Pine Street, C orner of.
William, New York.
One Year in Advance.00
Six Month* in Advance. 6 00
Shorter Periods, per Month, in Advance.... 1 00
Pine, Corner William htreet.
_ [ap29-7t]
(F imcrly of the tirm of Wayt A Mahony.)
WOULD resDectfi*lly inform his old patients, and all
other, a ho may need his service, that, in conse
quence of the destruction "of his office by the great fire,
he has opened an office i t his residence on Fourth street,
between Btoad and Marshall, where he may be found
all hour*. _ ^_®P 29—2 w ^
PERMANENT and transient board
ers can be nocomod ated at Mrs, JIOOKFAS, Broad
street, hetw.en Sixth i nd Seventh (west s’de). Her
old matrons and t e public generally are cam red thu
no pains or expense will be spared to always obtain the
heat the market affbrd».___®P 29— Iw
For sale.-one bathing tub and fixtures
complete, with the room or house in which it is.—
The tub ia lined with zinc and well pafnted^^
ap28—2t* Cor. Clay and Madison.
a MEETING of fie Stockholders of the INSURANCE
Se held at the offiie of Messrs. Harrison. Goddin A Ap
nerion. on Monday afternoon. May 1st. a* 6 o'clock.
ap29—2t W.V. H. CHRISTIAN, ~rr _
R# Ii«iou* Notice. - Elder J.mB B. Tat ucR
Kill pre oh in Fyep-uore Meeting-house to-mor o *(rfb «•
AY; mornlr7 at H c’-lo'k Tbepuhi:.: t** ■£' ■'*•'
liter, d.
CfllOffil 1, DERR*
American Mnion
^ • i
patent, portable, sectional .
an AGES, HUTS. ETC. 2 .
crvHIS’y tem of bnilding is tLc roo.-t -imi.* r. "or .
1_ structicn variety ol erecting ventilating, lean.*
ing. moving. Ac., as well as the cheapest mode of Lous*
building yet produced. It is paiUgularly applicable fw
temporary residences, buildings lor railroads or atmaa
purposes, or for emigrants to new cf untried om e»
sea-aide or cot ntty simmer cottages, bathing uo.xea
ngriculiural exhibition buildings, warehouses, shop-*
photographic, school house, green house, South 'm®ri
can Ruiluings, Ac.. Ac
In comparison with the huts ordinarily erecteu, t ese
buildings have the following advantages:
1st, Giea'er portability, being lighter (or It ss weighty.
21. Simplicity and method in the conati uci: n the:
parts being similar in each building of the same
If any part* should te lost or damaged, jfartaot other
buildings or duplicates will fit the part so lost or injured,
or one or more bui d.ngs cam be arranged frem the p* rts .
forthcoming. Also, any terson of ordinary tie..:
gence can 1 reef« r take down, t*move ar.d re-e:ect their
in a few minute’, without He use cf hammer, tads or
other requia tea.
3d. Gre Ur use «r utility. As. after teirg used .n .
ore locality, they can be taken d<wn. moved srd.e
erected in other place*, w.tl cut lota or dunageo- wa
ter a!, and in a very Lott time.
4th. Greater din rsity of anang< went. They cap he
. onnerteO simply so as to make a iaige loom or a series
of rooms.
5th. Grea'er advantage in cleaning and purifying.—
They can he paitiilly or wholly taken apart, end after
l o ng Inely aired, (which is one of the Git ^ i .- ng
proce’.-eO or if necessary the several par'jwashed and. .
rieansed of impurities. ie erected iu a very snort time
thus giving a clean and sweet alode, very ongtniol
to tlu- healih and romlott of lire occupants.
Gth. Greater advantage in making.the exterior dot
ble for either winter or summer ute. bv puttn g an in
hide l iiir.fr the name aa the cntilda. atd arr&Dgii-K t*1*
ceiling Id the same itarrar, or in foinwp c pavil
lion’by throwing <pen any section or sections or by .
glazed" sections, foiming a cometvatory. grapeiy or
forcing house. 4
7th. Greater beauty and neatness of appearance, for
as little, if not less cost, and variety of changes >n
removing the doors and window*. *,
Hth They can be made ot any s'ze. from a sentry
box ’ to a •• ship liouic,” or of i ny usual fo:fa sod style,
from a railroad shanty to in Italian villa or of heavy
- r light material, or of weed, metal. Ac. They cm. also
lx* constructed wholly w ith l cauls bv foiming M-antl ng.
with strips of boards nailed together wben * artling '
cannot be obtained.
la fine, the advantages and combinations of the «
ventlon are numberless.
The cost and transportation cf tLe rough lumber t«
localities wheie Mich buildings aie ie<|ujicd. XE*y he
more than 'for the manufactured but or cettage. Also
the difficulties of obtaining suitable mechanics. Ac.,
m ght le greater than if they veie made wheie nnchan' •
ics and materials could he obtained rhei ply and plen .
tifully. . . .
These huts are comfortable in all weather. an., oemg •
neat in appearance, they have the tendency -oentourage
ncotnoas in nmil.klif. a
Any idfcrmation .an be obtained arjfcwtiers attended
to, either for the mantifaettne and »e!e£fJF ttAe», H ite
Ac. or for patent rights at liberal rates by add-ei sing
apgg—lm Writ ■'street Cary c-ntiy Patterson. N. J *
AuvtioneersACommi*wIoii TlereltoivtH
rp HE Subscribers offer their servi es to >.h< fnenar
1 and the Public generally tor the sale o', '’roducq
and Merchandise at Public and private sale.
Front their loog. acquaintance %ith tb>- t a-' of
Virginia, led conlident that they can give satisfaction
to «I1 who may be disposed to ship to their iddte-'
] ap 29—3* w3w. _•_•
IOMT.s—Was taken from the “tore, 102 Main Street
a on the 3rd day o' April, (the day of the eva -.na
tion.j 2 pieces 12-4,’and 6 pieces 6-4, DRl GCFTS, o:
coarse \Voolen Goods about 270 yards; they were In
three bales, but suppose the hales were opened.
If the parties having the above golds will reitrr.
them-to No. 8. loth Street, no questions will te a ked
and a liberal reward paid. Authorities search ng to- -
goods will please note the above.
ap2#- 2t*_. ALFRED >
MISS REB3CCA G. McLAMORE takes f ieas ire .D. .
notifying her friends and enstoraers thai -£e has
taken the front room over the store formerly 0"up'ed
by Messrs. Breeden k Fox. corner of Broad an 14th
streets, where she will be > repared to resume business In
a few days. She wid soon go North for a new *t.ppyr
of desirable goods in her line.
All persons indebted to her will please -ad am. cet.le.
_sp2.t—3t* ____
ROO.n* FOR REST.—A gentleman | Ting
one mile east of Richmond who ha* mot; amm
his house than his family needs. wmI rest out Hy the
month three larg* and well arranged rooms, for room
keeping. Th* ieater can also have the se of . •*«*'
fora kitchen, and rt-ble room Mr two hettu' d> .
"" *
.:p?>- 2t* Cn 8th St., between Clay and l.e.gh,
Ij. liah S tool cori rr Ma u and
closing quaru-r of this Eighteenth .boss.on ... m
mence M nday, the 1st of May.
Terns far the quartt-r ? o.
Satisfactory arrangetaeata wi. be ..ace ’u,1 *[ “1
as to time^f payment._apgib- -t_
\TC-tlCE Tie f-ina' Roal CLARA v.'! l>c»<>tbr
^ Wharf at the Packet Office, c n
And will take Passengers for aU intermediate point*
on the canal._fP.??* ***
1 for saie a ropy of the - Original Ordirr.ocg of Pe
r< -don." passed by the Convention of the State of 7ir _
■ ini*, with all the signatures of the me-abor-. of the Con
veution. Also, several autographs of prominent mem
b-rsof the C. 8. Government. Call between It AM.
and 3 P. M. at N. E. comer ot 7th ar,d Broad *tr«eP
ap29—It* _ iJ
In many forms we uae disinfecting agen’..». .tnpare ••
bre ith. caused Vy bad teeth tobacco, -spirits or catarrh,
i* neutralized by Pozojhst. 'Tis a healthful boatulfier,
.1.1 a great lL-ir> ns a dentrif.ce The repulsive breath
sbyiU u“c rendered a* fragrant is a rose and cold
ness by friends or lovem will be no longer noticed. .
Cclib; aJD-’ gfi»ts.

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