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iITUBBDAY, JUNE 22, 1805.
All communication- .Muting «« I**"* mutters coti ,„,t,-,l wit* this paper ■hanU be addressed to P.. U. Brown, Non',,U; Post. All i-ommnnlcatioiu (ttsrtelnmg <° i:,ln.,ih! mutters, und all com ipondeacii intended for U" ~„. i should I"- s'Wri'••> I t'J •'" 1| » Cl » rk . *■**■ AdvH-ii-er. »rer«,nc«t..l to lian-l in their advertise ■ More -i\ fcJack in Ike eTenuwj amfotn t,, puiai 1..., tasteta* pan Hi will pi'"-" 1 • fCimitiiiK-iouiii tliu tuviiing [*"■ nkstUen und Ktiitioiiurs.ai-i- a»a> is N„il',.lk ftn", und All ordaat, itteoded t,, Dm sumc"" if tafl at ~, a oliori/..,l Advertising Agilita slid Bo tea. RFOLK POST. rpose of the proprietors o Post, in this article, . They say, only, that i in and hope toestab ! - -is newspaper. To this rchascd, »t war-cost, rrofn inefficient newspaper , season of eongratula i,.... »c birth-day of a new ■■■i. • kit awhile, nnd see ir ral or political agent, •ulated to ai<? in the lie resources of tbc il prove a useful in lay bo fitting that its •leads shall unite in a have n tendency to ri 1 : i indeed, the entire . '•< ie • - ' -shall have our ready ■t '. And If we can, in ringing about, once i rood feeling" among ll■■ of the nation, there ■ ■': , )ii enough in the re turn at harvest time. • . inly, to all our read fTerences, and to unite for a re-establishment * ri ility, the old Union, been so wonderfully •vents. 1 he. ■ ' slavery, which has ' yean the cause ol 1 nil strife, is, Ly CORK » osed ufj and there is no - t i ■ her debate upon it.— ant point* sstui hinge ip . Its be met by the Exc . tional legislature, anti urcs, too. The work , i uidcomplcx; but with trance, we can over c. \ fetending words, we •on the Held of jour .--—' : , . r' ■, as we ever have, i i v >od will to man. If j . j,... ic v shall be fruitful of •; I be cOfeiplete and our "* x •»♦ ;..,. if belligerent rightsN •■>•■ he British Govern ially announced to p reporting the fact he Navy, Secretary I t that, as the twon ; not been rescinded tt> istomary courtesies by our vessels to 'f ' tavy. i : i ■' Tion takes place in No 'ay. We have been so • oncernments incident ; <>f ti new paper, that ■ '• jme to scan the merits i '• ' «c parties. However, the ' i o'OLU&IN is open to the ill can l»e heard, "pro and • mm —— . <- living been selected by the •Stafo as the journal In passed by the last Con 'tblishcd in this city, we »• plated an instalment ii ; fourth page; and we i.\i-.- mblish tKe balance as li, cal resource*and space i' ■'. -- iae — ~ a bill was passed by tVlt dature yesterday "oii o vite upon all persons riviicges of the Presi i U-ocluuiuUou. . Should and officers of the late •, nnder a certain ini,k 'j i •• officers elective by the another column a re spired between a dele ' >iid colored men and '' ~ at the White House, ems to us, Mr. Van d ' it'tliemannerin which •■ ■ r »treated is overdrawn. ■y. £ Ids 'uorning, trie mes ' - >r Vitrpoint, wh-ch was ■ r :nc Legislature on Tues | read with some interest of this section of the #' " ' ] '. or/i is iidvertisprl in t is. beyond dlsput.' •r- tbilny, and whether ordisagrees with the ill cannot It. ill Ur* of GovpTs- Win extra session aaf,- THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN. We shall keep open in the /W, what we denominate "the People's Column," in which all matters tending to the pub lic weal, may be discussed-m ortfcr/ that is, in ■ spirit of decorum and can dor. For the sentiments and opinions contained in t"is class of papers, of course, no one expects us to be responsi ble. It is enough, thai we give all men an opportunity to go before their fellow citizens, upon such questions as may artoev-whether polities, agriculture, me chanics, literature, music or the fine ! arts. In this way, the citizen can, if he chooses, "speak in public" without going on tbe stage. It is desirable, of course, that all communications intend ed for this deportment should be reduc ed to the smallesl limit consistent with a i fair illustration of the topic in hand. * I—— TWO PICTUEEB. There was once v happy land, ami in thai land a happy homestead. Peace . with its sunlit smile blessed it by day, and by night, enfolded it ib ■ guardian shallow of security. But the tempest fraught cloud of civil strife gathers and bursts over that oncehappy land, and i as the months and years go by, one by one, the lights of that homestead arc . dimmed. All, at length, is shrouded in thickest gloom; wont, destitution, sepa ration by imprisonment, follow in sor • rowful succession, and yet the mother's heart bears bravely on. Her stay In life , is liikeu aWOV, but she can still fold her children to her bosom and rejoice that ' they, at least, are safe. A little while, ' and the tramp of the victor is heard, ■ the experiment explodes, the rebellion is . at an end, ami that i'amily, like thou sands of others, sees before it nothing but ruin and desolation. Even the last ' sad solace of sufferings shared .11 com mon must be resigned; they must sepa , rate till better days .arc at hand. The youngest, a lovely babe of ten months, is entrusted to a stranger guidance, in the • fond hope of sparing it hardships fore seen, inevitable. It is carried to a netfaV l boring State, and brought here to the . city of Norfolk. But in crossing the boundary line of Carolina, it does not leave sorrows behind it. Three weeks of neglect, of hard usage, of starvation, almost, and it fulls dangerously ill. Its , humble guardian, a colored female, sees it drooping, and, at last, in desperation, she carries it abroad seeking pity, trust ing to find humanity amongst the more ■ favored of fortune. But pity is a rare guest in the breast of the powerful and prosperous, and so the helpless little stranger would have died unrelieved in ' her arms in the street, had not a benign 1 Providence been watching over it. That ■ Providence directs it »» •" abouo ot , charity, rtis received into St. Mary's Asylum, and no effort is spared to revive the crushed blossom. Neglect has ob scured, but it could not destroy the ' charms of (hat infantile countenance; .it is lovely in 11 wretchedness, in its ; rags in its unwonted surroundings. The other Picture: Alight sheds It radiance over an apartment whose ap propriation is betokened by various ob jects of devotion. It is a chapel, and be i fore the altar lies the form of a sleeping Cherub. A coronal of pure white flow ers enwreathes its lily-baby-brows; while ' the tiny fingers are clasped over buds 1 and blossoms, emblematic of sweet iu [ nocence. Yes, the child-angel has been ■ claimed by Death. But the ruthless De stroyer is less cruel than life has been, since it snatches its tender prey from suffcri'ig, lays it amid flowers, to sleep • tjie skep of peace, and gives it bright sister spirits to sing its lullaby. How ' Is the lovely little one transformed as it lies there, glofhed in robes of spot less white, with the smile of the bea tified hovering over its almost speak ing features! But, oh! how more lovely, far, iritin its little soul, for the christian rite has santified It to God, sealed it as His child! It entered that house of .Mercy- a stray waif, au infant of exile and sorrow; a few brief hours, and it i wings thence its flight, an angel, to yon pine upper sphere. But these two pictures—are they not suggestive of reflections salutary, practi cal and most fitting to be remembered in times such as ours? Under the image of the hapless infant, friendless, cast upon the world's cold charity, rejected aiid for loru, may we not behold the type of many abrother reduced lopenury,helplesß ( af flicted? True, they have erred. They have wandered from the homestead of their fathers. But now that the nation al tumult is stilled, now that the great family of our beloved country is gather ed once more to its ancient halls, the abode of union and peace and sweet secu rity, shall we not stretch forth a friendly helping hand to each rettt mcd wanderer? Shall we not complete tho similitude of the child-aiigrl? .shall wo not repeat merciful dei i thai lavishing results uiav likejEJ* to i, peated? —-^^a - Tit* London Post of the 27th ultimo, ;stot< Chat "if the American nation de clare Jellersoi. Davis worthy of death, they trii], by medication, admit that George Washington would justly have been hauged by us if h« had fallen into our hands." There Is not j n the first place, any analogy between the situa tions of George Washington am Jeffer son Davis. One warred against English tyrants and a brutal King: the outer t followed in the footsteps of South Caro-1 Una, -and contended, without cause, against liberty, equality aud a govern ment that protected and conferred great honors upon him. In the next place, had th© revolutionists of 1770 been, un successful, and had Washington fallen iiu » Englisfh hands, he would most cer k"3Jy hi.\v been hanged. It seems to j us that i?»,. London Post is answered. The Etfj. i M i journalists have done t 1 ir part to sV>etrov this government, Without for a benefiting the Southern people, a»d now we advise them to mind their ovv'i. business. Jef ferson Davis will be triea, jf con . victed, he will, in all probability flnd in the Presldi :j! of the United firmness enough to execute tbe sen ten a of the JatT.or to pardon bis unfortunate attempt to overturn the established gov ernment, of his country. At any rate, Lord Palmerston's organ can rV.naer him no service. AKDKEW JOHNSOir. It seems to us that it is the duty of every good citizen to do all he can to help and sustain the President of the United States. No ruler on earth has, in any degree, responsibilities so great as those which rest upon the shoulders of Mr. Johnson, and no ruler Is better entitled to support; for he is but the agent of the people, aud all he proposes to build is to enrich them and strength en the republic. We trust, therefore, that the people will contribute what they can toward strengthening bis hands and the hands of those of his Cabinet whose purposes are just. For ourselves, we eschew all partlzanship, and shall always stand ready to do jus tice to theintt.-iitionsandactsofPresident Johnson. aaa 1—- President Johnson has issued two im portant proclamations, which are pub lished in this morning's Post. In one of these the President appoints the Hon. William L. Sharkey, Provisional Gover nor of I he" State of Mississippi, and di rects that he proceed, at the earliest prac ticable period, to take measures for call ing a convention of the people, the dele gates to which shall be elected by the iiit<|iialiliedly loyal only, for the purpose of altering or amending the State consti tution and taking such other action as shall be necessary to restore the Com monwealth to its constitutional relations to the National Government. This pro clamation is similar in its instructions and provisions to that appointing Mr. Hidden Governor of North Carolina. The ((tialiliciitions of electors after the reiiistitution of State government is left to be fixed by the convention or by the Legislature, and the Secretaries of State, Treasury, Navy and Interior and the Postmaster General and District Judge are directed to take the proper steps for putting in force the various laws which fall within the province of their depart ments. The other proclamation of the Presi dent is supplementary to those hereto fore issued regarding the removal of the restrictions on trade in the lately insur rectionary States. It declares the remo val, with certain Specified exceptions, ol all restrictions on trade—internal, coast wise, domestic and foreign—in and with ports in the States heretofore pronounced In rebellion, east of tho Mississippi river, after the Ist day of July next. The Pre sident also proclaims that, the authority of the United States being undisputed within the limits of Tennessee, all disa bilities and disqualifications attaching to said State and its inhabitants arc re . moved. » • * ; Oerrernor Ho/ilen has issued his firs! proclamation to thapeopbaofKnrth Caro lina. Hcinforms them that aconventior to alter or amend the State constitution to provide for the election of a Governoi and Legislature, and to put the civil ma chinery in full operation, will be held ai as early n period as doubted loyalty to the national govern ment will be required of all delegates in this convention, and of all persons win vote for them. Those desiring to vott will be requited to take the oath of allu glance, and to prove their good will tt ! the national government. Magistrates, whose duty, among other things, it shall 1 be to administer the oath of allegiance, and other civil officers, to act temporari ly, will shortly be ap23ointed by him foi the various districts throughout the State. The Governor appeals to the peo ple to renew their cheerfulness, theii usual pursuits and their interest in the prosperity of the State and nation, re minding them that all of welfare and happiness that they have or that they can "hope for, for themselves or theii children, is indissolubly bound up with the Union. The colored people, in an nouncing to them that they are now free, he informs that it rests with them selves to prove whether this freedom is a blessing or an injury, and counsels them to cultivate habits of order and in dustry. *.«♦_ The written arguments of the counsel for four of the persons charged with im plication in the assassination of Presi dent Lincoln were read before the Wash? court martial on Monday. The argument of Hon. Heverdy John son, counsel for Mrs. Surratt, was con fined almost exclusively to an effort to show that a military court could have no Jurisdiction in such cases, but that the accused could only be legitimately tried in the civil courts. He an ami need that it was not his purpose to make any re view of the evidence, but stated that it was unreasonable to suppose that a wo man of Mrs. Burnett's character could have been engaged in so wicked a plot, and intimated that the testimony of the principal witnesses against her indicated that they were much more likely to have been cognizant of the conspiracy than she was. Mr. Stone, the counsel for Harold, while admitting that his client bad aided in the escape of Booth, contended that there was nothing in the evidence to show that he was in any way engaged in the assassination. Forthe prisoners Arnold and O'Laugh lin, Mr, Cox, their counsel, maintained that tbey were not in any way en gaged in the conspiracy, and demanded their acquittal. —i at asaa TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE. As soon as the bridges on the line of fhe Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad shall have been completed, it is the pur pose of the telegraph company to put the wires in order. When this Is done, we shall receive the regular associated press dispatches, and publish them simulta neous with the other members of the telegraphic news family. — <s<sW ' — What an Irishman Heabd and Saw.—An Irishman named foullivan, whotsvas at Ford's Theatre (April 14) the night of the assassination, gives this ac couj»l of what he heard and saw on that occasion: "I was sitting in the parquet, right forninst the President's box, when I heard the report of a gun, thin a man Ie i*. out of the box on to the stage and ran across, Vie held in his right hand an ad equate casTtwa knife, and shouted— 'l'm Hick—Send Jar McManus,' and shure em r " ~"?bttn<-*'' ,, """wa«vt P Tyei] ( i» A ■■■I.—-M ■ <m THE EXCHANGE RATIONAL BANK. j - We call attention to the advertine- J ment of the Exchange National Bunk , of Norfolk, in another column. I This Bank is organized under the Nit- i tional Bunking law, and it* a designated J Depository and Financial agent of the , United States. The Stockholders and ■ the Board of Directors are of the solid ' ami substantial men of the city, some of J whom have been long known to the old- , est citizens of Norfolk, while others have but recently selected this city as their [ future place of residence. The officers J of the Bank are thoroughly conversant with the business of banking, and the Teller and Book-keeper will be recog- < nized as gentlemen who have for many J years occupied like positions in the old , bunks of the city and who are ready ami t willing to serve their old acquaintances ' as well as to greet cordially the enter- J prising business men, whether from the , North or the South, whose steps are be- . ing turned to this city. ' This Bunk has been established with la the pust month, and its doors have on- , ly been opened for business for a few i days. We are informed that it haw al- j ready a long list of depositors and its ! success is established beyond the possi- , ■ bility of failure. We wish it, and ill like institutions ' i which may be established in this city ' ■ for the benefit of the people of Norfolk i and for the purpose of extending facili ties for the transaction of a legitimate 1 busiiiess, every success. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Tub Local Historian at iiih PtsE Auain.—The Local ' Historian of passing events, the chronicler of the times, is again at bis post, aud greets his numerous readers with a ' kind salutation. Peace has dawned upon our country ' since last we met aud held discourse with tho good people I of Norfolk. Oentlo pence with her white wings covers and " protects us, and we hear M more of war's dread alarms— . horrid war, by mother's detested, for It feeds upon their young—fattens upon their ftrst-horti. No city in tho coun try feels more gratefully tbo relief from the crimson flood of civil strife than Norfolk; aid as a youthful giant - long chained, but whose fetters hare been stricken from his paralyzed limbs, bounds forth and revels in his newly rocov, i j liberty, so this fair city springs forth lo renewed ' life and happiness. A bright 'future opens before her—a ' glortoas career of prosperity. H«r geographical position - is not equalled by uuy other cityiu the country, and her (-• natural advantages are uiisui-passtd. Stationed as she is, nature evidently intended her for a queen of commerce— o4great metropolis—the centre of wealth and power; and 1 if her people be but twe to their nm interests, und mind -1 fill of the stern and unbeudiug ,'aws of ile&tiuy—the un. yielding demands of energy, btdostr*/ and liberality—it ' needs no great amount of fornight to predict that In a very few years her commerce, vaalth, anil population will .' treble what they wore in i'ornifr times. The outlet to tho \ trade, and tho depot of supplies of tbo great Htato of Vir. ginia and tbe rich products of ber teeming valleys, und tho doorway to traffic with tbe most fertile regions of 3 North Carolina, what a bright aud glorious prospect opens - before us! The skies are brightening; the clouda of ad versity are fast being dispelled, and if the old people of this city will but act with liberality, and be governed by . common bcusc in their dealings with tho rest of mankind, there is no reason why they should not enter """ "v u " tuia b'-pcr era of prosperity. But. In 1 order to accomplish tlus, they must cease all child ish repinings, and let the dead past bo buried by the „ dead past; accept cheerfully the new order of things, and do the best thoy can under the changed circumstances. — And especially ought they to see to it that they do not t irreparably injure themselves and their city, and drive . away willing and anxious capital and enterprise, by the exhorbitance of their demands lor rents and their high prices for real estate. We are informed of most fabulous rents being demanded for bouses, and prices for lots that ) would uot bo acceded to lv tbe wealthiest districts of our most populous and prosperous cities. Wo must pursue a liberal course ; encourage men of capital aud public spirit from all purls of tho world to come and cast their lot with J us; and, above alt, we must get rid of our childis-h and, , we may say, vulgar prejudices against certain claesis of J people and nationalities. A good man is a valuable ad dition to the strength of a community, no matter whence ' he comes or who he may be. Prejudices against classes or individuals, on account of their birth-place, or political, 1' or religious opinions, are too petty and puerile to be In a dulged in by men of common Intelligence. The untutored mob, which 1* incapnble of taking a reasonable or com. mon sense view of any matter, whether it be political, co r rial or religious, are wont toindulgeinsnchfoolishantlpa ? thies; and sensible men commit a great wrong when they . lend encouragement and give countenance to this fickle i class. Let us, then, pursue a libera] curse in all things connected with the complete restoration and tho future augmentation of our commercial prosperity, and our city r will soon be second to none upon tho continent. She will . take that rank which her central position and splendid facilities for commerce entitle her to hold nmoug the sea ports of the Atlantic coast. The education of tho jfAith of the city, too, must no* - be neglected, and we are glad to know our schools are well 4 attended. The iruo philosophy of good government con sists In the liberal education of the people, and the best safeguard of our libortles is an increased intelligence ' among the masses. Teach tho people to think rightly and reason correctly, and we shall have no more terrible wars,, devastating rebellions, direful tumultanrdisgraceful riot*. I Let us have universal and thorough education, and make . liberal provisions for that purpose. Let all be educated without distinction, regardless of race or couditlon. Business, it is pleasing to see, is vorybrisk in the cily and port, and is daily on the lucretujo. The flno stores |on Main street, (and there are many as magniflcent eatab . lisliments as wo have seen In any othor city), are crowded with customers, and the handsome salesmen aro kept busy attending to the fair shippers, who throng the thor oughfare and have plenty of money to spend. Tho hotels i are doing well—the Atlantic is nlways ftill and tho Na , tinnal is iv about tbo samo condition. These houses aro ,as well keptju! any first class hotels in the country, and for politeuess and affability, and a disposition to accom ' modato guests anil visitors on the part of the officers and 1 servants, they are slporior to most of the great hotels in other cities. Trade and travel aro brisk, and tho port is Uept alive with the almost constant arrival or departure of steamers and vi-ssels for the Northern or Southern ports, crowded with pussongors and bunlenod with goods. Tho tide of travel still seta towards Kichmoud, but it ebbs and flows, for people ilo not remain long iv the mined city. The wharves aro in good condition, having been recently im proved, and tho facilities afforded to commerco aro all that could he desired. Our markets aro supplied with luxuries In the shapo of fruits, vegetables, |ionltry, fish and meets of all kinds- Iv the fj uit line we have everything from an egg to an apple, and fresh fish, alive and kicking when tossed into the frying pan, an, abundant. Plumbs, blackberries, whortleberrieicrraspbemes, cherries, apples, red, green and yellow, flue vow pobxtoes, cucumbers, green com, everyth.ng that the appetite can crave, is to be fonnd in superabundance at the market, cheap, very cheap. It is plcaannt to walk through this great centre of attraction, alsittt five o'clock In the morning, and view the luscious fruits and fat meats, and listen to lire haggling of exact- , ing hucksters and butchers with economical housewives, . or parsimonious patrrfamUias. Much of human nature can be seen in a market house, and oure is such a clean, tidy and pleasant little place, that it is worthy of frequent calls. We have never seen a place that showed more signs af l»eing well taken care of, or under better police regula tions. I Since we lost the services of the Provost Marshals, the i police has been put on duty. Xhe force is not very large, but thou their duties are light. We attended the court house yesterday, and witnessed the trial of some half-do- I sen colored individuals, mostly named Smith, for assault 1 and battery. Tho Judge found it difficult to decide the t matter, as each party declared that he was not to blame, g and when we left, the case hail bcon postponed for further ; testimony. The dispensing of justice is a very light bust- t neas In Norfolk. To use a familiar expression, a short t horse is soon curried. i The suburban portions of tha town look Iresb and gay * with the soft verdure of the fields, the deep foliage of tbe * shade trees and the tali ti .were that everywhere bloom in the gardens. Tht voices of happy 'children join in barni"- v n.v with Ho. songs a, f birds and content and joy asssm to go A hand lv hand. A thriving and contented peoojfc are ever j happy. • ' To the clrcua SVr>i,ody goes tc the olrcaa. The (St fondness for lionw and atltastk exercises is general' * among all classes of our people; and aihilv many will u,d m visit a theatre aud take do pleasure m the opera ur ctjicci iJ- I «... initially 'ielißHt in tho riporfe of tho ring, the mad hh- I tim ami ihviT jt»k(H of tho Aram, the dttriisg feats of tha bolil ri'lorn, tho evacoful atliludosttf tho litil.v \iln> riih'H Mm dMihing white bona, the fearful art* of tha "two brothers'*—they're olwu.vh hrnthern— on tbe doable tr/i --l»oze, the woinlerful prifunnaueeM of tho mot* wowl* Tf'ul an well n* most boiuitiful oi white honea, whose iCtkm bespeak fur him B||n than mere instinct, ainl .no very elusely allied to reanon. We have BO bositntii.ii iv )>ru iiounciriK tho circus of Mr. Nixon, tho moot complete kttd best that welmv. OMf witni'ShM. AcCBSMM ir »■...«»b-<I every night, a goodly KOfffttal of the aiiiHonco ooMMtflg of tho coloii'il psti-iilrttiun, whtttake t<» such pttknukWOm an ntitumlly aft a fish leeJu the water. But we have uheiitlj lengthened out t>ir ♦j-enmiks ami record lteyonil the alloted pjiiico and must clobo, plO>seh> iiiK to a|M tfunpi a general Htirring up freqrf9Rtly antl keep the f.icts before the people. BCnrmtfl at the Cm Hall—N«*ho StiFßAne.—There wat quite a atlning time at the City Hull last evening. A nuiuherofp;entli-ui'ii,\vithMr.ftii'hleickerat thiirheiid,iuft for the pin-pone of organi/ini; a party in Norfolk to ad vance the cause of nagpo suffrage. Theio wore hut about twenty-five white porsuus pneent, aud these were inside the bast*, but the colored population ort>*JHW the lobby to Buti'ocating deiist'iu'ss, and won- viv enthusiastic in their applause of the speaker*. The meeting was i.rganizod by calling Mr. rVpper to tho Clinic, who made a npeech, urging tht> claims of the BOgPBM to the right of duffrago, and ledding tltnt the Htato was iv danirer nilleM this great privilege were concedod to the colored ikco He was not, howevor. in favor of iutrodin-iiig any tent with respect to (his <piention in the approaching content foreity officers. Ho thought the cbftTfar election of very little imm-.rtance, politically speaking, but the CoiigTes -1■ ■ 11 n 1 coutcHt would bo tho great and pamno'uut .MM in which ifr. would havo to bo settled. He -fJi eertaiii that Cougrena had already been CeWVUted ami WM in favur of the project) and Tn'Mident .Mii.mi.i, though commtttod to a diffeivnt jiolicyat present, he felt iiKfiinil. would in time come to favor universal «uffrogi:. He f« It ruirc it would eventually prevail, because "it WW the will of God." Mr. Schlelrker arose and proposed threo I been for Mr. Pepper, which were given with a hearty will, the colored , people joining and giving expression to their satisfaction In a very marked manner. fH-vcral -gontleiuttu were called upon for iponobl. hut declined, notwithstanding, Mr. Sehleieker Into*tod with much earnestnesa that somebody shoiihrsity sonn-thing, and tinally snid MUii'-thing himself. Tho most important remark we heard from him was that the negroen were bet tor citizens and more entitled to the franohbo than the aecessionistti. Mr. Horn.li, of Portsmouth, wna called for, and by way nf apology, mado a few remarks, the burden of which wm, that he was iv favor of every man, black or white, voting, whethor he could read or write or not. They hud tried to organize a party on this basis in Portsmouth, but, thus far, it bad provod a failure. Mr. Boats 1 followed, und favored the Vow York Herald's programme, and fjoomed to* think something on the probationary ordor would ba the host for the negro.— lb did not, ]«' said, i 'aim anything like .social or mental otpiaiity for tho negro, but thought lliem entitled to dpial political rights with tho poor foreigners of New York, who Veto not m apt_ or (Kick in loitrning their alphabet or the art of makin;>: pot-hooks as an African. One or two other gentlom, n, one of whom wad Mr. Dear, made a few remarks in the same strain, andthen ' I committor. WM appointed to draft resolutions—pending their absence ourroporter and most of thetnopting retired. Another mooting, at th' 1 same time, wue going on up stairs. The delegates in favor of Colonel Solomon Htone met for the purpose of Betf ttfiLtg th-dr ticket, and tillin : ; nip some blanks-, which duty they performed to the enfire satbhiction of a majority of their nunihtr. Tending which, in humble, imitation of Dickens' liltloman, our re porter " walked throe tiny ■*• round tha caravan, lad then " retired." P. S.—The following is a list of the officers chosen for the provisional oig'nizatinn of tlio negro suffrage, party, for WUob we are indebted to Mr. Peter F. Schlincker: ProMoont, 0. L. Mann; Vico-Presidents, C. Pepper. I. It. Boush, W. A. Woodbury, S. IncUiimou, B. Wi Bond; Socro ! tary, R. 0. E. Johnsui; Secretary, T. L. P. Ba kerjCorrospondingS'vrutai'io-), J, A.IV-ar, l\l/\ Schlieckor. . ♦■♦«» ■• ~ t}Uam*o Tiie.vtrr.-~Tiiu thoatrical scanon, which dosed on Saturday lltfbt, must have been tho most protiacted . und most profitable ever known in Norfolk. Mr. Mlonn has taken pains to bring ■boat this gratifying result, The stars introduced during the WMOO w* M Miss Avonia Jones, Mrs. P. P. Bowefs, Sn. Mary niadstane, Mrs, Kinma Waller, Mr. and Mrs, Watkio., Mj«i Helen Wee ton, -Miss Lotto (Crabtroel, Miss Charlotte Thump-on, i Madame Milium Schtdler, Mr. George C Charles, Miss Km- J ilic Melville, Mr. Joseph Proctor, Mr. J. B. Roberts, Mr. F. S. Clianfrau, Mr. Yunkco Roberts, Mr. Dun lotohaU, Madame Marietta Ravel, "the Seven Sisters," aud othors. Mnny expensive 'pectacb* wore also put upo» tho etaga, . as for instance the Naiad Queen. , In addition to the "stars,"' Mr. Uleunhad a very efficient j. 6h>ck conijiany—MMurs. Taylor, Fannin, Fisher, Marston, Canoll, Bates; Mrs. Meek, Mrs, Carroll, Bin. Bates, Mrs. Marstou:, with a good corpse of smalb r candles. Holt ol these ladies and gentlemen will give way to a new com . pany, which has 1-eon engaged for the no*t MMOQ. ' The theatre is to ho improved during the nuiumer mouths. The ntngo accommodations are to be enlarged, and tho auditorium is to bo painted and decorated anew. In short, Mr. Oleun proposes gnat things for the next campaign. It is but just to Bij* that the pfrtormanco of "Black " i Kycd Susan," on Tuesday night, Juno la, by the dramatic crew of Her Britannic Majesty's Ship "Styx," was a very Creditable bit of play-acting, so fir an the conception o( the author was concerned. All the chain/t»is were pus , Waal by men, including a he-Susan. Shk, it must be Owned by tho lovers of what is called the fair sex, was | little heavy. The William waa excellent, and tho Trial Was better dressed and better done on this occasion than t ever before in this play. [We ani indebted to Mr. Mulli , gan for four liaskcts of V< dropped in the course of the performance bjr thoso tar-actors,] Notwithstaading the heavy rain, the sailors were greeted ley a full house. !, —» i Pebsonal.—Anions the rfci-ul military jiruruuttons are have tlie pU-iumre of noticing tho namo of Caiitujn A. P. 'I '.Vliiut, Quurterimislcr of tbc post of Norfolk, lo tbo rank of Colouol by brevet Colonel Blunt itaaaiisil tha real iblnp:, iiujlonil of the brevet, for no offlei-r hal pSrtbnzM more nub .-, MM or dk-linrge'l tloni more faitlifiillv. He first went into tbo servico in ISCI, n,i Ailjiitant oi Ibe U Vermont rtgimentjnaras soon after appointed Lleuten aiit Oiloucl of the Oth Vermont regiment, aaef from that ft-gltnent, ufter much valuable service, was promotcil to tfto Colonelcy of a niuo months' regimout, which ho com uißlnleil with ilistingnisheil ability dtiring its term of en" llstinent. fJo next goes into service as Qimrtermtister with the rank of Captain, anil his works, MM than bis recent promotion, attest bis fitness for this position. So long as tbo government requires a Quart eraMter, it woulil be folly to dispense with tbo services oPTolonel ' Blunt, I .a»a>o i Dsath or Ma. Jamls J. Moore.—Wo regret tlioearly death of Mr. J. J. Moore, tho well-known auetiotioor of this city. . Ho was in bis usual health on Mouilay, and held a very . Urge sale of oats: Indeed, to the amount of 1*22,000. Tv I the afternoon he drove to Deep Creek, where bis family ■ were staying temporarily, and at four o'clock Tuesday morning, he was aliacked by congestive chills. After I much suffering, he died at four o'clock, V. M. His funeral took place yesterday, and it was attended by tho Mer chants, the Masonic orders and tbe Odd Fellows. The religious ceremonies were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Arm strong. Mr. Muore wus n nativo of Norfolk and had reached the age of 41 years. He was a man of most gene rous nature, and, as his pastor filly r, marked, was always ready to help the ]s>or and needy. .Ho will be much missed. He Paves a wife aud five children. 1 -■■» ♦ Wilt thk KidiU. Killed. TH*. I..van.—'During the early days of the rebellion, there was stationed, for tbo defence of Norfolk, near Ward's faj-in, a ;\giiuent *>f Alnbamians. One of the men killed a lanil,, belonging to Mr. William Ward, and flen. Mahone, up,m hearing of this, sent for tbo offender. Oeueral—-Why did you kill this lamb?" The soldier—'• Why 't Why, General? Because bo tried to ' it" lue." On another occasion, tbe General sent for a Norfolk soldier, who had impaled a gander, iv the vicinity of the Entrenched Camp. The uian had overstaid bis leave arid was ordered to do double duty, and hi* explanation of the murder vf the fowl was, "that while executing the sentence which Gen. Mahone bad imposed, tho bird came along and hissed him. and (hat in a moment of temper, he dispatched him." These aro specimens of soldier defences. .as "TbeCoexer"—"rnE Poti'a CoajfEß."—The corner of Bank and Main Streets, the very handsome store of Mssisrs. Wkbart a Masai is Me attraction of the city. It is, beyond question, tho most attractive etore to-lay in Vir gisi' Tj Iwsand ssmtlesaee) will find at trrts establish jbS I , ''... variety aud *t. th- T «'st quality, of famishing goods. The prvpii.-t■« are nairtaaaa, geatl, tuuijy. md» their aids are all that aids need bo. M** w U* ente: ,i aiiilcess to Loekbarf 4 Htiner, and to ail others who, like them, have the tact and enterprlae to go ahead. Those gentlemen will make a t.-rtuiw at the cernor. ABnassAfa CARt Otttn iko,—TeslenUy afternoon the aeggage wagdn of Mr Dnni'-I fiuowlea, porter t.f tbe Atlantic Hotel. horaa and-all, bui-keil jop) the dock at Die Bajtimote Bleamer's wharf. Fortnnately, there was noth- Mj vat a ralise in the wagon at the time. It belonged •*> MY. J. Joseph, of Baltimore, and cnajstned cheap watches and i heap jewelry Tho hotte was taken out badly Injnrnl, the harness and wagon were much tsroken, and the valise was flatted out witsi anmryster rake. Lan Jose I di'" 11 ■•" la trifling. . . Military Affairs. —General Torry *uptTet»lcs (Jeiieral IliUhck fin rommamlcr of the Viicrlrii.i department, und General John W. Turner succccilr, Onl iv the cottt" uihihl of thi- city of Richmond. BfjMOD llnlleck goai (<> OtlifurniH, ami General Ord goen to Orejron. Hrigiuli-r Ouncral flenrii" H. Gordon was relieved af the command of thisdißU-i-'t, and <>p.i i.,| V report ;»t hi* homo Bol ton. His left in the Geofga App«> <>v Tin- lay, M,..i >i General Charier? K. Graham wm relieved oh Monday, and will report at N<-w Vurk. fl?nerul flrahnmha, won great dintinctiiin during th*> *«i\ and has J'.-fii mer :tnd ..v.-t promoted f<«r his valor, lit* has been irtnairi MVtnl times. General Graham i* well known in this tilvand in Portsmouth, and ho will long ba rctnemhered as a eour teuuu gentleman and an intelligent officer. WeunuViMiiml tliat a MiitaMe muim-nto is to Ik* preheated <•> him by luh admirHrt of Norf-dkv Colonel \V. 11. Howard 11 mm in iniiimiintl of the IbroM of this district. Wo trust that he will avoid thi- foot-prints of hW "illustrious nTinlirrmnr.' und remember that civility und courtony aro nhltn - A Village Slanderer N b npttinrti (hat ihoold be abated. W< have a OMttttM Of tliii lOfi in Norfolk, who grow* in bizo of hotly—for intellect there never wan any to build on—iv thin employment. Before the evacuation, hit wore a rosette and sought public ollice; wli'ii Hi.- na -1 tiona! flftf went vi), he fawned: feigned obedience toffee natioiml law, ami Mood ready to persecute every man who was not no expert a jumper as himself. If this emivicted alanderer and OtnWd mint have this sort of reiVcdiineni, 1 let him umlerNtand tliat'it may ttttMM OttMlNli Ili Why Hhould : Ht thou hato men ? They never flattered thee: what hant lin.ugi\en? If thou wilt cuihe, thy father, that poor rag. -Must he thy suliject.'' lie, in spite, compounded with a ih-lbiggftr. whu begot " a rougue here<litary. 1,, , „ i MESSAGE OF GOV. PIERPOINT. The Virginia Legislature Msembled ,at Richmond, on Monday, ami on Tues day Governor I<\ H. l'ierpoint, sent in • the following message: ( Ucntlemen of the Senate and Howe, of Delegates of Virginia : I Nothing but a pressing exigency, in ' my opinion, could Induce me to call you '■• together in extraordinary session at the ' present time, when only ten days re • main of the term for which you' were II elected. At the time of the ndjourn- I incut of the last session the country was ' still disturbed by the domestic violence '' which had existed for nearly four years. II It was Impossible for me to foresee, or y you to know, its sudden termination, ■ and to provide for the state of afl'airs k now existing. I llnd further legislation " necessary to meet the emergencies which " have arisen, I regret that 1 cannot '' preface my message with the set phrases ' of my predecessors during the halcyon • days' of the Republic, congratulating • you upon the enjoyment, by the people of our Commonwealth, of "Peace ami '"■ Prosperity." " Our State has "been made the seat of • domestic violence. In the conflict a '' large portion of our public works have 11 been destroyed or rendered useless. Our "' hanks lire worthless to the State—our ; literary fund is gone. The business part L ' of our beautiful capital city is in ruins. • Other cities und villages, once flourish "" ing, have been stripped of their orna " merits. Many fine mansions hard been rendered tenantless, while others have • been consumed by devouring Haines. — y ' Whole agricultural districts, where once were the comfortable homes of Virgin inns, now present a waste of desolation. "; The land is billowed with the graves of 14 American citizens. Tens of thousands r of our own people have found nn un-> timely end, and we everywhere behold the habiliments of mourning. The force of the violence- in the hat -1 tle-iif-ld is now exhausted. Many of . those who participated aotlveb in the " strife, whose lives are spared, have re turn etl to their homes. Numbers who fled to other States to avoid the fury of ' passion and strife of bailie have also re • turned. i Thanks to a merciful God, Peace, " blessed Peace has come again to our be ' loved old Commonwealth. Doubtless it would be a blessing to the n people of the State could each one blot :i from his memory every act of the past • four years; but this is impossible; the . f laws of mind remain unchanged ; and it is our duty as an enlightened people to adapt ourselves to the circumstances which surround us, learn wisdom byex a perience, and turn to advantage all thai v ' is left in our power for future happiness J and prosperity. A tew months before the Inauguration t of the acts to which I have referred, and / while peace and prosperity reigned, I am satisfied that the great' mass of the I people were ardently attached to the old Union and the Flag of our Fathers. - This opinion is abundantly proven by "j the sentiment expressed iv the Preslden ', tial canvass of 1860, and the popular vote . for members of the State Convention in I 1861. c I shall not here enter into a discussion ■j of the causes of secession, but will state gome of Hfe political results of that act, and, inTWing so, I shall quote freely ~, from one of my former messages : In April, 1801, the State Onhvcnlioii k passed what was called an ordinance of ~ secession, pretending to absolve the peo ,, pie of the State from the duties and ob r ; ligations of citizens of the United Slates, ', and therehjtto destroy our nationality. ~ They attenrpted to transfer the allegiance j of the people to a pretended foreign na ,, Hon. This action was opposed h.V the ~ loyal men of the State as unlawful and ,- revolutionary, holding Unit the Const! tu ,. tion of the Ijnited States was adopted by , the people of the United States, anil , could only be alteretl or amended by , them, acting in conformity with its own i provisions for its amendment of altera tion. The executive officers of the State 1 having joined the insurrectionists, the ■ loyal people of the State were thrown ■ upon their original rights as citizens of ' ihe State and the 11 nihil States. They '" called a convention, composed of the 1 members elected to the General Assem ' lily, on the 4th Thursday of May, 1881, 1 and, in addition thereto, doubled the ' number of delegates that each county ' was entitled to in the popular branch of " the Legislature. The capital of the 1 State being in the hands of the insur " gents, the Convention assembled at ' Wheeling, on the 11th day of June, lstil, 'to hike into consideration what was best to he done for Virginia. Among the first ordinances which they pasted was one to declare the offices 'of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and ■ Attorney General vacant, on account of ' the incumbents of said offices having taken an oath to support what they deemed a foreign government; and the Convention proceeded to elect officers to fill their places for the term of six months, and until the loyal people of ', the State, by order Of the General As sembly, should elect their successors. The Governor, thus elected, Immedi ately notified the President of the Uni ted States of the domestic violence exis ting in the Shite, and of his inability to • suppress it, and called for military assis tance, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the United States. To this call the President of the Uni- Ited States, through his Secretary of "War, responded, both by promising' aud -ending military aid, also expressing his knowledge of the acts and purposes of lvi Contt'derutionsss.Tbe Executive of •the State, thus reoßgnlzed, immediately call etl together the General Assembly. of the State. Messrs. Hunter and Ma* son, the U. 8. Senators from Virginia, having also joined in the rebellion, the Legislature thus called proceeded to elect two United States Senators to fill their places. The Seuators thus elected were admitted to seats in the United J States Senate' ' The Wheeling Convention made but A a single alteration in the Conslitutjionof the Slate, which was to reduce thenum berof membersln each HouseoftheOen eial Assembly necessary to constitute a quorum to do business. They directed that the scat of government'should be tor the time being at Wheeling. Before the state wsj divided, the Legislature passed an act directing the Ksecutivo, upon Hie organisation of the new State of West Virginia, U**establtoh tlie seat of government within the State ai sueli place aswJie might deem lit. I cause The authority of this proceeding-issja* rived from- the fourth'section of the iimrth artier* of the constitution of-the United SUIe-, \\ li'i-h is as follows : "The United State* shall guiitfflbW to every Stale in (his T T nlon ft republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and, on the application of the Legislators orof the Executive, (when the Legislature cannot be convened,) against domestic This clause was Inserted in the Fede ral Constitution to protect the minority, or the parly weakeriu available strength. Mr. Madison, in the y-WrV/vy'/V, speak "At first view it might seem not to square with the republican theory tc suppose, either that the majority have not the light, or that a minority will have the force, to subvert the govern" nt'enf, and consequently that the Fede ral Interposition can never lie required but when it would be Improper. Bui theoretic reasoning in this, as in most other cases', must be qualified by lessons lof practice, Why may not illicit coin liinations for purposes of violence ht formed as well by a majority of a State, especially a small State, ashy a major!' ly of it county or a district of the sunn Among the Advantages of a confederate Republic, enumerated by .Montesquieu an Important one is, (hat should poptt li 14 Insurrection happen In one of tht I siates, the others arc able to-quell It Should abuses creep Intoone part, thej are reformed by those That reniali The Supreme Court of the I'nitct stales, iii the ease of Luther v*. Borden which grew out of the Dorr InsurWctlot in Rhode I land, fully construed thi clause of the Constitution. In anelaA orate opinion giver! by Chief .fustici 28th, 1798, provided "that, iii case of in i tirivetion in any State against the gov 'eminent (hereof, i( shall he lawful to ' the President of the United siates, on at) I or of the Executive, when the Leglstt j turc cannot he convened, to call fort] ! such number of the militia of any othfl stale or stales !w may l>e applied for, n I he may Judge sufficient to suppress sucl "Itythi- aei, the power nf decidlnjj Slates is bound to interfere, is uiven f. the President, lie is to act upon tb ' application of the Legislature, or <>f th I Executive! and, consequently, he inns I determine whal body of men constitut I the Legislature, and who in Oovemoi In regard to the form of govern men I named in this clause of the Constitution I the same indue, in the same case, says: "Uiiderthisarlielcol'the Constitution it rests with Congress to decide whs II government ht tin established one in ] State. For, a-life I'niied States glial anlcc to each State a republican govern ment, Congress atust necessarily decid< > I what government is established in th state before it can determine whether i Is republican or not. And, when th Senators and Reprew ntativei'oi a Slat an adii.itied into tint councils of th I Union, the authority offliegoYerniuent under which they arc appointed, as wel | as the republican character, \tm o^friset I by the proper constitutional authority Audits decision is binding oneveryotb er department of the government, urn cannot he questioned in a Judicial tribu mil."—[7 Howard, UniieWStatei Repori The Chief Justice, iii the course of hi decision in the above case, repeats th idea that determining whether the lorn lof government is republican in a state I ami when it is proper for the Unite I States lo interfere lo protect against in 111'aslon or domestic violence, ana purely I pnliiical questions': the one to be decide by the President, according to an act c ICongress passed iv 17SW5; the other tr , I Congress; aud, when decided by then | (authorities, the decision , is ..conchauv and Incapable of reversal or alteration. The President of the United States, a 1 have already slated, has lvcognized th ! executive of the restored government-a Virginia as the rightful Qoyerpor of fchj ! 1 State. Both Houses of Congress ljayi adinittcd to scats in the council lof the Union Senators and Represehta • lives hearing the great seal.of the Stat under pay si:.', a manual. Thfii, as far a the law and (he Constitution. of tht United Stales his interpreted by the Su promts Court) and the Rets of the Mai and the United Slates are concerned,thi restored government of Virginia, #ses ' I tahlished by Ihe Convention which as I sembletl at "Wheeling on the tljhj[ajfjfl June, 1 Kill, is the rightful and iaW-to government of Virginia. The only question which remains ft a I discussion is, w;is tho establishment Q this restored government in accordnrici with justice and the spiril ol'rtnH't-pnb lie.an institutions'.' I maintain that if The natural condition of civilized i cm is in orgauffced government- \li.:. tnci ' to the government is a natural duly ol (he citi/en, and he has a natural right IroteeUon by the government. Thi* ectUm extends lo his property, Jim i tat ion, his person, and his life. s right of protection belongs to him 1 , only While on his homestead,'in the iiuofhis family, bid where\cr. he ■go. Allegiance and protection an paxably connected; and, as long a= citizen is true lo his goyajninvnt. government is bound to protect him; obligation and the duty arc red pre.. When the citizen denies or ueg« i his obligation '" supporl the gov nent, or the govcrnmenl ils tb'ity to ectthe citizen the InfMelity re.'i'hfs very foundation of society -md iliac** 1 derreigns supreme | property lift-.ant] liberty lie protrtrateDefqrolicentiousnei|S| The rights of an American viti/eii mm State are various, auiongvriiich are the* under the Constitution and tavshof tan United States. Included are ids claiind to redress of any wrong done Kirn in any of the States of the Crrton or in Iwelgl] nations as well a- the immuutties itsl privileges of his dUzeilTlupj.byth of tti.< State and the United suites. These .are asserted or redressed through the.agctv-. cies created by the United State*, (aider 4 the Constitutiou and lawn a.~ a-Uaiiou. 1 In tho State where he n-aides, hisiigie|» are asserted and hi-, wrong* rodrosss?d unjlerthc nuinii ip.-il laws ~r' pjs Slate' l'roicction by the government embrdwef in its broadest senst tin- fret a-* of all' the agencies creut- " " ' •'*»*■ Federal goveruuici nienec, the welfare the happiness of th pertains to him. tf citizen is bound to tribute to support serf it,« rights wht-r i ite enemies. f According to thi government in in citizen's right can< edby the exercise t .. *>