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I THE NORFOLK POST
1. Published EVERY MORNING (Sunday's Excepted) r.t No. 18 Roanoke Sq*uahe, NORFOLK, Va., and sold to Dealers and News Boys at THREE DOLLARS PER HUNDRED or sent to imVcriber. by mail at tho rate of TEN DOLLARS PF.R YEAR payable In adrsne*. Single copies, at the counter, FIVE OEMS. Rifli-nts lath* city f Norfolk or Portsmouth, deslr lugtho paper left re. tt their houses or plnces of business, will bo Mr,- . ~arricr, by leaving the nnme 1 Ra d address at the . r , lln ting-room of the publication ,' offlce. They will settle with the earner weekly for the I same. rpHE NORFOLK POST JOB PRINTING OFFICE, NO. 18 ROANOKE SQUARE, (roRMERtr the nsßAi.il Diiimsn.) NEAR MAIN STREET, Will be complete in all its appointments. The latest im prove—outs In PRESSES, TYPES AND MATERIAL, together with the most PROFICIENT and EXPERI ENCED JOB PRINTERS, will enable us to execute EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PRINTING In the most satis factory manner. The facilities allorileil by the BEST AND LATEST IMPROVED MACHINERY, willalsoena blu v. to furnish work at a great reduction from former prices lv Norfolk, rendering it unnecessary either on ac count of mechanical execution or price, for any to semi their orders away to havo them filled. POSTERS, HANDBILLS, BILLHEADS, PAMPHLETS, BLANKS, CARDS and Card work of overy description, PLAIN and in COLORS, will be printed iv the VERY BEST STYLE and satisfaction guaranteed. All orders should be plainly written, especially proper names, to prevent mlstiikiß, and handed iv at the Count ing room on the first flour, or if sent by letter addressed b. S. M. Brown, Norfolk Post. lERMs: Cash on delivery of the work, except in ra.es where or ders are from regular advertisers. Iv the latter cases bills will be rendered monthly, . NATIONAL BANK. IT-HE EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK OF NORFOLK. phksidknt: GILBERT C. WALKER. CASHIKit: JNO. JAY KNOX. DIRECTORS. THOMAS CREAMER. CINCINATUS W. NEWTON. EDWARD M, BROWN. GEORGE SANGSTER. MARSHALL PARKS. WILLIAM NICHOLS. GILBERT C. WALKER. GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY AND FINANCIAL AGENT OF THE UNITED STATES. . Exchange Bank Building, Main Street. (AGENT FOR 7-30 LOAN. A constant supply of Notes will be kept on hand. This Bank will buy and sell all classes of GOVERN I 11 F.NT SECURITIES at current market rates. ~ vtsil EXCHANGE nnd make collections on ALL ' HI 1-nft-fFAI CITIES OF TUX UNITED STATES Pur-o»s'i POT«n_ti * Vouchers on the MOST FAVOR i'lsiijl!',..—ui>■... Rirci.ami Prompt Attkstioxti ... OTJIRI 0V i'l/.-INESS MEN AND FIRMS, and to any other bu... entrusted to the Bank. FULL INFORMATION in regard to GOVERNMENT LOANS at all time, cheerfully furnished. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, ) OrncK or Oat—ltoun or CiRUENCt, > Wasuinoto.v, May 13th, 1805. ) Wiirr—i, by satisfactory evidence presented to the un drrsignsd, It has been made to appear that the "EX CHANGE NATIONAL BANK OF NORFOLK," in tin City of Norfolk, In the County of Norfolk, and State ol Virginia, ha* been duly organized under and according to requirement* >.f the Act of Congroßs entitled "An Act to provide * National Currency, secured by a pledgeof United Stats* bonds, and to provide for the circulation and re demption thereof," approved June ,Id, 1804, ami has com- I ■ plied with all Hie provisions of said Act to be complied ■ with before commencing the business of Banking under said Act: Now, TamiroßE, I, Frekmax Clarke, Comptroller i.l th* Currency, do hereby certify that 'THE EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK OF NORFOLK," in the City of Nor folk, in the County or Norfolk, and State of Virginia, is author!*ed to commence tho business of Banking under th* Act aforesaid. /-/-" '** — *\ In testimony whereof, witness my hand and ■i l. S.. j-nmd 0 f offlc* this thirteenth day of May l— V-" 1366 . FREEMAN CLARKE, Comptroller of the Currency. TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES.) Division of tii* National B\.nks, )■ Washington, June 11,1866. ) It Is hereby certified that THE EXCHANGE NATION ' AL BANK OF NORFOLK, Virginia, a Banking Assorlu tion organised under tho Act "To provide a Nallonnl Cur rency, secured by a pledge of United States Bonds, and to provido for the circulation and redemption thereof,'' ap proved June 3,1864, having complied with the reipu're moutsofsectlon4sof said Act, and with the regulation of thi* Department made in pursuance thereof, has this day been designated as a Depository of Public Moneys, ex- ' cept receipts from Cn-toni., ami by virtue of such designa tion will also bo employed us a Financial Agent of the Government. F. E. SPINNER, Jo 21-tf Treasurer U. 8. pEORQESANOSTER, • Ho. 25 Market Square, Norfolk, Va., SOLE AGENT FOR NORFOLK, IORTBMOUTH, EASTERN SHORE, PETERBBURO and RICHMOND, FOR JHUBBEL'S GOLDEN BITTERS, THE FINEST IN THE WORLD I I i PURELY VEGETABLE WILL CIRC MMMUi INTERMIT Ci NT FEVER, 1 EBILITV, and LOSS OF APPETITE, for a*)* by tha quantity at a slight advance on the n—nu—crorer'. rate*. j GEORGE SANGSTER, i J.n No. 28 Market Snuare. -r_. L ' E ANP P o * l ' l^**' -obarr.il bottled ALE and PORTER, of the finest i I lt»wwiatf*»t»*k» and domestic. Pur* Alrjrini. uhau cIDKR, in pints and .narts. II •"TIPTOP" WINE AND LIQUOR STORK, i* U Vain Atlantic Hot**. X BUSINESS NOTICES. JR. GILLETT, , MANUFACTURER, WHOLES ILE AMD EITAIL DIIUI 11 COOKING and HEATING STOVES, TIN, COPPER, SHEET IRON • AND JAPANNED WARE, Roanoke Square, Corner or Wide Water Strut, NORFOLK, VA. tttV Roofing, Ship-work and Jobbing promptly attend ed to. A successful experience of over twenty-five years will In. n successful guarantee to the public til*t they will be carefully and promptly served. J. R. GILLETT, Nos. 4 and 7 Roanoke Square, je 21-Im and Wide Water Street. \/T A. YH S W & BROTHER'S, NEWSPAPER, BOOK, STATIOHEEY AND PERIODICAL DEPOT, No. 67 Mais Strut, NORFOLK, VA. The latest ami best publications by the most popular authors constantly ou baud. Agents tor the "ARMY AND NAVY JOURNAL"—eont ,by mail throughout the Department. STATIONERY for Ihe army and navy. Orders promptly tilled and forwarded. CARTES DE VISITK of celebrities constantly on hand. it,j- Particular attention paid to tilling order.for the New York, Philadelphia und llaltimore Dully aud Week ly Papers and Magazines, tec, ■'<-. Dealers in Photograph Albums, Diaries, Blank Books, verl'utnery, Fancy Articles, Drawing Paper, Cigars, Shoo Blacking, to. je M—tf WALKER & CO., "fT IMPORTER 8 OF WINES, BRANDIES, GIN, RUM, AND DEALERS IN KENTUCKY BOUIJBON & OLD RYE WHISKEY, Agents for the American Vintage Company's PURE CALIFORNIA WINES AND BRANDIES. WINE-BITTERS, HOCK, CLARET, CHAMPAGNE, Which ure universally recommended by the most eminent physicians for MEDICINAL PURPOSES, All of which are offered at the vera bnvist market ratet by "WALKER 4 CO., No. 6 Commercial Row, Norfolk, Va. je 21-tf LUTHER WALKER, PLASTERER AND SLATER, Is prepared to execute all orders for SLATING and PLASTERING, and his patrons may be assured that en tiiik satisfaction will be given as to Workman*;—p mid Materials. REPAIRING AND CLEANSING WALLS Promptly attended to. Residence, No. 20 W. Bute street, Norfolk, Va. Je '„—lm WILLIAM NICHOLS _ CO., WHOLESALE and retail dealers im GROCERIES, STOVES, CROCKERY and • OLASSWARE, —ALSO ASSORTED WINKS AND LIQUORS. I*, „f 17 Kiist Main street, Opposite Market Square, Norfolk, Va. I » R. GRAVES & CO., COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 71 WALL STREET, NEW YORK. Liberal rash advances ninde on consignments to tho abovs house by J. M. RENSHAW, Jo 21—tf ______ _______ H ""'" w, " irf - T M. RENSHAW, " • WHOLESALE GROCER, COMMISSION & FORWARDING MERCHANT, ||UI WHARF, XORFOLK, VIRGIXIA. Liberal cash advances made on consignments of South ern produce, for sale nr shipment to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Aacid Ham York and Vieginia Steamship Company, J* 21—tf Rational hotel, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. MALT BY & CO., PROPRIETORS. Je22-tf IVTERWIN & FERGUSON, ill. AUCTION AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Wide-Water St. and Roanoke Square, Will attend to the sale of Real Estate, Murchandlie, 4c. Liberal advances made ou consignment. F. F. FERGUSON. _Je.22-tf 8.0. MERWIN. T C. DAWSON & C0.,~ •J , NO. 65, MAIN STREET, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN SUPERIOR WHISKIES, BRANDIES, GINS, RUM, WINES, ALES, AND SEOARS. All who want bargains would do well to call. JoJUtf A T LAN TIC HOTEL. A. G. NEWTON, Proprietor, NORFOLK, VA. Carriages alw-ayß in readiness to carry passenger, to and from the boats*. The bar and table always supplied with tho choicest WINES of every variety, nialt aud spirituous LIQUORS, Jo 21 IYUDLEY BEAN & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS, PRODUCE. and COMMISSION MERCHANTS. *♦"_&* Ln»'>rnl mlvßnci'*- made on all Merchandise anil Pro I 'mi»i;;il'-.1. . jeltt-tf I>URE SPARKLING SODA X WATER, DRAWN FROM MATTHEWS' SILVER FOUNTAINS WITH ALL THE CnOIC* fUCIT SYRUPS. SPARKLING SWEET HOCK, A VERY DELICIOUS BEVERAGE, CAN DE rOI'ND AT , W. C. LEWIS' Drag Store, je 24—tf 14 Main St., under the Atlantic Hotel. QHERMAM BROTHERS & CO., Nos. 16 and 18, ROAXOKE SQUARE, WHOLESALE SEALERS IN • GROCERIES AND LIQUORS. _je—-tf "\f ARSTON & MEEK'S CLUB HOUSE, 46 BANK BTRBBT. Where all patron, are furnished with ovary delicacy th* market, afford, rooked to order, to suit the most faatidlc— Albo a choice selection of ALES, WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. Particular and .personal attention I* giv.n to the catering for this establishment by the proprietors. je 22—tf MARSTON 1 MEEK. T PC X HART & STINER, LADIES', GENT'S AND CHILDREN'S FURNISHING GOODS, PERFUMERY, TOILET ARTICLES, tc. Extract*,SoaPs- Colognes Pomade*. Lilly Whites, _o„ Ac, 4c, No. 1 Main Street, Corner or Bank, NORFOLK, VA. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Agents for NIALON A SON'S Celehrated Perfumery. ROANOKE HOUSE, Roanoke street, OPPOSITE ' NOR*OLE POST" OFFICE, [Old Herald Building.] N.mr.'i.K. Viaoihia. The best Ili.t'O*. WINDS, AL- Ac. always on hand and served In the best .tvle at the shortest notice AN ELEGANT SNACK will be furnished from 11 to 1 o'clock daily, and menl. nerved *t all hour.. JAMES JONES, J* 21—1- Proprietor. . I NEW DAILY LINE rßOst NORFOLK TO FORT MONROE AND BALTIMORE, CITY POINT AND RICHMOND. CABRYIXG THE UXITED ST A TES MAIL. Tho ipleatllil steamers OKOROELEARY, - - Cnpt. Blakeman, JAMES T. BRADY, • - Cap t. Def.iuxh, Learn Norfolk 6>r Baltimore dally, at ?>/, o'clork, P. M. —■.•turning, leave Bultimorr- dally nt C o'clock, P. M. Ar riving at llaltiuioro iv time for thu early Washington anil Northern train. Tho steamers CITY POINT, • - - Cupt.TiLBOT, DICTATOR, • - - Cniit. DM—lii, Leave Norfolk for Richmond daily, nt 6 o'clock, A. M. — Returning, leave Rii'liluoud daily, at G o'clock, A. .11. Touching at Jamestown and Wilson's wharf, going und returning. Through tickets sold for Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Passenger, and baggage transferred at Baltimore fronf boat to car. free of charge. The passenger acconiinodutiom on the above steamers are unsurpassed, uud the lablcs are well supplied. Tho si,'inn .rs leave Norfolk froui the wharf foot nl B——■ nke Square. For freight or passage apply on board, or ut tbe oiti'o ou tho wharf. Je 21-tf IT. V. TOMPKINS, Agent. -pOlt NEW YORK. THE NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA STEAMSHIP COM PANY'S STEAMSHIPS LEAVE NORFOLK FOR NEW YORK, AS FOLLOWS: YAZOO, CAPTAIN COUCH, Every Tuesday, at 8 o'clock, P. M. CREOLE, , CAPTAIN THOMPSON. Every Saturday, nt 8 o'clock, P. M. The Passenger accommodations ou board these Bteum ships are unsurpassed. Fare, including State-room and Meals, $12 00. For Freight or Passage apply on Mara, or to Jc 21-tf J. M. KENSIIAW. IT i rwi~~f~~f~'r 6~P ! • •" WINES, A full stock of tho CHOICEST AHTI LIQUORS CLES enumerated in the margin, M—*—d TOBACCO "'"' Bm,t CRrt ' fOT fmi ' trl, '' t '' Families, Physicians, and Invalids requir- SEGARS, ing PL'HE LIQUORS aud WINES, may <•!>• PICKLFS tain them nt renHounMe prices at tho SARDINES, n TIPTOI », PORTER, WINE AND LIQUOR STORK, ALE, .Vo. tt Main street, under Atlantic Hold CIDER. ■Biii'Mi'iio. BITTERS, MUSTARD I >lc - Nic parties supplied with ALL THE LUXURIES in this line and neatly packed CATSUPS '' in Champagne Basket., or casus for the trip. OIL, Packages sent to any part of the city, fin- OLIVES, if charge, and saniphw furnished when re- CAPERS. .Hired. ___L rp H E "C O R N E R 8T O B E." LOCKIIART * STINER, NO. 1 EAST MAIN STREET, CORNER HANK, HALL'S OLD CORN F. R . A large and .elect stock of Ladies' and Gentlemen's FU R NISIIING GOODS in every branch of the trade, always on hand, consisting of ladies' and gents'TOILII ARTIULFIS A SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF TRAVELLING BAGS, AND SATCHELS, VALISES, »C FANCY GOODS, Phalon 4 Sons' celebrated PERFUME RIES, especially tho world renowned" NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS," " COCIN SANS PAREIL SOAP," and « GOLD EN CREST" Perfumery generally. Shirts and Drawers made to order at short notice an .' with dispatch. Special attention paid to ths making of Ladies' and Children's garmenti. This helng a branch house, w are enabled tn supply the, trade on the most liberal terms, j, 2_ ■ LOCKIIART A STINER. _ p"Eorgesa ng st c r , IMPORTER OF WINES AND LIQUORS, BRANDIES, OINS, % RUMS, WHISKIES, ALE and PORTER, LAGER DEER, TOBACCO AND SEOARS. BRANCH HOUSES: HIGH STREET, Portsmouth, . SYCAMORE STREET, PbtsrsbußO, BROADSTREET, RICHIIOXD. je- WAHOO! WAHOO! AVAHOO! TUB | BEST BITTERS IN THE WORLD.' SHERMAN BROTHERS & CO., SOLE AGENTS, 18 and 18 Boanoko Square. _ U*Ut __ , SPECIAL NOTICE.- Wic undersigned offer to their friends ami the pul'dic a large assortment of every article iv their liiie of business, embracing— COTTONS—Ble.cheil and Brown LlNEN—Sheeting, Irish, Pillow, Figured ■ TABLE DAMASK TABLE CLOTHS AND COVERS DOILIES AND TABLE NAPKINS HUCKABACK, CRASH AND RI SMA TOWELING TOWELS OF ALL KINDS QUILTS SCOTCH AND RUSSIA DIAPER lll.NiillAM LAWN ORGANDIES JACONETS AND CAMBRIC CALICO CLOTHS AND CASSIMERES TWEED SATINBTT JEANS FLANNELS OF ALL SORTS COTTONADE AND LINEN PANTS' STUFF SPOOL-COTTON, THREAD, SEWING SILK | HOOKS AND EYES And, in fact, every article usually kept in n FIRST-CLASS DRY GOODS ESTABLISHMENT, AND AT PRICES TO SUIT ALL. SELDNEK * Co., t0 ia_tf 111 Main Street. ' TTe O R G E SANGSTER, 'j Ho. 25 Market Square, Norfolk, Va., SOLE AGENT FOR THE I OLD SACHEM BITTERS ASK ■WIGWAM TONIC, cum LITER COMPLAINT, DYSPEPSIA, HEADACHE, _c. CALL AND TRY THE BITTERS. 49* Liberal discount allowed to Grocers, Druggist, and all retail dealers. GEO. SANGSTER, JeTl. U Market Square. FAMILY FRESH BU fTER, raoa DELA WARE CITY. We *rIU treesire this morning, by Baltimore boat, s choice lot or FRESH BUTTER, for families, in Jars of 1. 1, t»nd 2 gallons each. Ws are —lured that thi* is a choice lot of Butter, and dealers and fatal Has can be supplied regularly. If this lot should ideate, call aud leave your orders. J.ETJJt MaJIW-i * FEBGIiON ( MONDAY, JUNE 20, ISOS. THE PEOPLE'S COLUMN. CITIZENSHIP. To the Eililor of the. Xorfolk Post: The Government of the United States, and the restored government of Virgi- ; nia, have restored to the people of this State, who have been in rebellion against the General Government, the rights of citizens on the condition of their taking und subscribing certain oaths of allegiance, as a test of their , loyalty. By the establishment of these tests of loyalty, the Federal and State Governments concede, in the most posi tive manner, that all persons who avail themselves of the amnesty, do so in good faith, and lints entitle themselves to a restoration of tlie privileges of whicli, a participation in the Rebellion has deprived them. This theory is built upon the presumption that the thou sands of Southern men who have occu pied a hostile position to the Government of the United States, are not necessarily void of all sense of moral obligation, but that whatever they may promise, under the solemn sanction of an oath, they will faithfully perform. The vast majority of the Southern residents of Norfolk, have taken the oath-of allegi ance to the United States, and to tlie restored Government of Virginia. The question is, are they now loyal or dis loyal to the General and State Govern ments I The man who will ever Insinuate that they are still disloyal, accuses them of wili'id perjury, with no evidence to sup port the charge. Such a man is a slan derer, and a liar ; and accuses others of being guilty of the crime of perjury, on ly because'he knows that, under the , same circumstances, he is mean enough - to commit perjury himself. If, on the j other baud, the people of Norfolk are loyal to the United States and the State Of Virginia, they have all the rights of other loyal citizens, and should be al lowed to exercise those rights, free from the penalty of denunciation of the mis erable pot-house politic—ins, who assume to be more loyal than the Government itself, and characterize all honest men, who cannot, from an instinct of decency, wallow in tlie same liltli as themselves, as Secessionists, Disunioni.-ts, nnd Trai tors. With these Ignorant, hypocritical, and dishonest wretohes, loyal/// consists in voting for them to hold offices which ' they disgrace; and disloyally means • supporting reliable and competent men, for all offices in the gift of the people, i The authorities ofthe United States and of the restored Government of Virginia, aro pursuing towards those recent ly in rebellion, a course eminent ly calculated to conciliate the mass es, and win back their affections to tlie government. In this they are cor dially supported by all in the North and in the South who desire a perfect restora tion ofthe Union and the prosperity of the nation. In thin they are zealously opposed in the city of Norfolk, as else where, by disreputable creatures, whose self-aggrandisement is their only rule ol conduct. By such the flag of Ihe Union has been used but to cover the dishonesty of shoddy contractors, contraband traders and whiskey smugglers. And these are they whose modesty impels them to the monopoly of all places of profit and trust, and the proscription of all those who cannot realize thejustice of their claims. While the "Confederates" held posses sion they would have resented a charge of "Unionism"as■ foul stigma on their loyal reputations. They bought from them and sold to them, They bought for them and sold for them. 'I hoy were agent* for tlio " Confederate " Govern ment in conceivable capacity w-here an honest penny was likely to turn up.— To be sure, they ignored fire-arm*; but in matters requiring more talent than courage, they were at tlie service of the " Confederacy.'' Supplies for the army were not scarce while such laithi'ulagents were oniployo'd in scouring the rural dis tricts. Privateers did not lie rotting at the wharves, while propelled by I he capi ta] of such immaculate patriots, /'/.•,• --loyal I'nioitixtx were none the more safe when watched by a vigilant and saga cious detective corps. In thus rendering aid and comfort tothe enemy they dW no more than others did or , would have done. The difference is this: Others do not deny what they did, and claim never to have offended. .Much less do the.-seek to proscribe and brand as , criminals for all time their unfortunate neighbors, who were in the same boat i with themselves. On tlie contrary, they , make v clean* breast of their manifold trs_sgresslons, and seek safety in the amnesty granted by a government that is powerful enough to he magnani mous. Tliev have performed the condi tions oT thut amnesty in good faith, and they will exercise ihe. fights guaranteed by "the government, in spite of all the opprobiolU epithetsthat malicious malig nity can heap upon them. V«~-:i;itas. ♦ aym WATEB. T-i the Elitor ofthe Xorfilk Put: Thu subject has often been spoken of, i the practicability has been endorsed by i our best men, and some of our capital- j late some few years since, did combine _ to Introduce the far-femed juniper water i into our cities, linn. Burnett, of the U. t rf. Army, was called, made a survey and j decided that this could be introduced into Portsmouth from Deep Creek for the sum of sixty thousand dollars. With the government for a customer, the City of Portsmouth for a customer, the Insur ance Companies for a customer, ammo ' doubt, the inhabitants very generally l for a customer, who can doubt but this could be made a highly profitable stock company. Persons from a distance can- I not drink the water of either city; in fact, we hear no claims to good water < generally, and it would be a great relief < to the thousands that are constantly visiting the cities to provide them such i Water as they could drink without fear - of injury, it is « notorious fact, that < this water has been found nana and pure after being barrelled for twenty- 1 four mart on board of the old Pennsyl- . vanit'i and its medicinal properties have I been pronounced by good judges highly I beneficial. , ! Mr. Editor, there are men here now who have become with us in our future prosperity, that can put this thing through to completion ; indeed it would j be a blessing to our cities, and very ac- \ ceptable to the inhabitants generally, i Please give these few suggestions an air- j ing—they will bear investigations>and oblige, Yours, respectfully, Progress. [ VJRGINIA LEGISLATUitE. SENATE. Friday, June 23, 1865. The President, Lieutenant-Governor Cowper, called the Senate to order at 11 o'clock. APPROPRIATION FOR THE ADJI'TANT OEXERAL. Senate bill providing for compensa tion to the Adjutant-General of the State and to dul'ray the expenses of his olHce, was taken up and passed. [The hill appropriates $1,600 for the purposes indicated.] IMPOSING TANKS. House bill Imposing taxes for the sup port ofthe State Government for the year lHli-'i, was called up, and, the rules being suspended, was passed. RATE Of INTKREST. House bill to amend tin- 4th Motion, chapter 141 ofthe Code of 1880, in regard to the legal rate of interest, Wtt.taken up, and, the Senate refusing to suspend tlio rules, was laid ou the table. REKISAI, TO MHWV- ANY MORE NKW HILLS. Mr. Lemosey ottered the following resolution, which was adopted : "Resolved, That no more new bills will 1,0 received of considered by this body." The House was informed of the pas sage of the above resolution. RECESS. On motion of Mr. Powell, the Senate : took a recess at 11$ o'clock A. M., till 1 o'clock I. M. EVENING SESSION. At 1 o'efJick the President resumed his j seat and called the Senate to onler. JIARRKIE OK -KOROKS. House bill legalizing the marriage of negroes was laid over. , THE STAY LAW. Senate bill staying the cnllectinii of debts in certain cases, as amended in the , House and sent back to the Senate, was j passed. SINE DIE AI>.iOCHXMKNT. The following Joint resolution adopted by the House, was read and laid ovei till this afternoon: " Rrs'itvcd. Tbe Senate concurring, that this iluiisu ad journ thin day sine die." RECESS. On motion, tlie Senate took a recess till 4o'clock P. 1.1. EVENING SESSION. Tho Lieiitejiant-Goveriior called thu Sente to order at live o'clock P. M. JOINT IM—OIA'TIOX FOR ADJOI'R.VMEN I. Mr. Lemosey called upthe joint resolu tion, originating from the House, pro viding for tbe fine ffte adjourn itle ut of the Legislature to-day. Mr. Mercer hoped the resolution would not, be taken up yet, although he was in favor an adjournment before leav • ing the ball this afternoon. The question beingealled for, the reso lution w»as adopted, j PII.ICY OF THE FEDERAL <lI)VEKXMKUT ON l-'CONSTnCC'TIOX. Joint resolution from the House en dorsing the policy of the Federal Ad ministration with* reference tot lie policy of reconstruction in the Statu of Virginia was read and passed. RESOLUTION OF THANKS. Mr. Powell,of Accoinac,presented tho following resolution, whicli was unani lrrbusly adopted: " Resolccd, That wo cxtond our thank, to the Presi dent of the Senate for the able und MEfftSQU* SMS—ST in wluch lit, has presided over this bully." On motion of Mr. Powell, the House of Delegates waj) informed of the action of the Senate. ADJOURNMENT. There being no further business be fore the Senate, the President, Lieuten ant-Governor Cowper, arose and pro nounced some appropriate remarks. Ho said that the duties of the Senate were at an end. They had assembled under ihe most peculiar circumstances, but bad not shrank from the important matters which had drawn them together. Al though few in numbers, vet their duties had been Impartially and fearlessly per formed; and notwithstanding some per sons might be disposed to scoff at and throw out inuendoes, yet they had pur sued a steadfast purpose, and did what was conscientiously thought best calcu lated to promote the harmony and Inter* , cut of -the State. 11l effect their efforts . may have felled, though in Intention this object was aimed at. Our meeting has been pleasant, anil while 1 have en deavored to cultivate the highest res pect of the hour, I havo humbly to thank you for your support and encour agement. Thereupon the President pronounced the Senate adjourned sine HOUSE OF DELEGATES. The House met pursuant to adjourn ment. RIUDttE OVER JAMES RIVER. Mr, Johnson, from the Committee on Roads, &c, reported back the bill au thorizing the Trustees of the town of Manchester to build a bridge over James ' river at Richmond, with the reconnnen- ' ihition that it pass. The bill provides that the bridge, ' when built, shall lie the property of the ' town of Manchester, and that toll may ) betaken on said bridge until the ex- ' peiises of litn'lilliig, with Interest there- < on, shall be recovered, and beyond that ' until such a sufficient sum is raised that I the interest thereon will keep the bridge 8 in repair. j On motion, the bill passed. CITY CORPORATIONS AND COI'RTH OF 1 HUSTINGS. J Tho Senate bill organizing cily coriior- t ations and Courts of Hustings was laKen I up and passed. i EXTENSION OF THE STAY LAW. C Mr. Johnson moved that the House t take up the bill amending ihe stay law. C Mr. Gibbons said that some counties (. did not need the law and should be ex- f cepted; others did and should have it. t Mr. Johnson urged that .Northern *! creditors who had fattened upuii this r war should not now be allowed to come $ down upon our starving people. ;. Mr. llarman snial that Mr. Johnson i had yesterday objected to having this 1 Legislature pass any general bill, urging c that such mutters should wait until all t the counties could be represented, and *t could not consistently urge this bill. *, For his part he thought that we ought < to wait for the next Legislature, which ' ! would represent the whole State of Vir- < ginla. The present Legislature does not t ! know what the unrepresented counties I I want, and cannot undertake to act for ] I them. He thought, therefore, that It < was right to wait. 1 Mr. Johnson adhered to his position i of yesterday, that in their present " bob- » mil condition" they should not act upon such bills us the interest bill and others, hut this matter must be acted upon or the larger portion of this State will be ' in the lianas of the Sheriff in less than six months. Mr. Hill saw no necessity for the bill, and reminded Mr. Johnson that he had yesterday proposed towait for Tennessee and Missouri. Mr. Johnson had proposed that delay on the Immigration question. He did not desire the people who vow wished to come here anil take up our lands and speculate upon the necessities of our peo ple to succeed. He did not wish any corporation here, standing at tha heels of the Sheriff and picking up, at a nomi nal value", the lands whicli would be toiled into the market, if this amend ment was not adopted, On mnl ion of Ihe delegates, Alexan dria county and Norfolk city were added to Accoinac, us exceptions to the opera tions of Ihe bill, Mr. llensliaw thought that all the counties should he allowed to legislate iv this matter for theinselvos when they should be -represented in the Legisla ture. On motion, the bill passed, as amend ed —ayes B, noes 2. On motion of Mr. Johnson, the House took a recess until four o'clock. EVENING SESSION. The House met at four o'clock. Mr. Hill ollcrcd the following joint re solution, whicli was adoptedi "Resoled, hy the General Asteinbly of Virginia, That ths gettrral ji.iliry of th* pri—l+ r*d—al A.liiiiiii.tra ti.ni, ami *sp*c—ll} it. poll** in regard to rocofl**—net—S in Virgiiiiii, is I'liiini'titly Just mnl i»ro|ir-r, unit merits tliu warm appi olnitioli of ths loyal |,ii ipi,- of Vir ginia." The joint Committee on enrolled bills submitted the following report of bills found correctly enrolled, which was re ceived land will exhibit the work com pleted liy this "extraordinary session" of tlie i.egislalure): An act to amend and re-enact the»(irst sssjtion of an act entitled "an act ex tending the time for the qualifications of certain civil offleers of the cities Nor folk and Portsmouth," passed February 128 th, 1886, An act to amend and re-enact the 80th section of the B_th chapter of the Code of Virginia of 1800, An act prescribing means by which persons who have been disfranchised by tlie od article of the Constitution may be restored to tlie rights of voters. An act to amend and re-enact the Ist, 2d, ."d, lib and6th sections of the 14th chapter of the Code, and for other pur poses, (Providing pay for the Auditor and Treasurer.,) An act to provide money lo defray the expenses of the extra session of tho ' General Assembly, and for other pui , poses. An act to make provisions for the sup- ', port of the Lunatic Asylums at Wil- | l.anisliurg and Staunton, and for the in stitution for the deaf, dumb and the blind. Air net fixing the time for holding elections for Representatives in Con gress, ami to fill vacancies in the Gene ral Assembly. An act to provide for the pay ofthe Adjutant General, and defray the ex penses of his ottos. Joint resolution relative to employ ment of enrolling clerk. An act to divorce Jane Craft, of Nor fjlk county, from her husband. An act for organizing city corpora tions and Courts oi Hustings, An act making appropriations for tlie repairing and refurnishing the Gover nors House and Slate Capitol. An act to provide for the amendment of the third article of the Constitution. (Taking the sense of the peeple upon the restoration of the right to hold ofilce.) An act to amend and re-enact the third section of the act passed January 23d, 1884, entitled, "An act staying the col led ion of certain debts." House bill No. 13, to amend the first section of an act passed March 13, 1805, imposing taxes for the support of the government for the year lSiio. Joint resolutions in relation to the policy of the Federal Administration. Joint resolution of adjourunlent. The completion of all business before the respective Houses having been an nounced, Mr. Johnson moved that tho House adjourn—carried. The Speaker congratulated the mem bers that their action in the Legislature had kept the State Government out of the hand—of tho Abolitionists. Virginia is now safe. Whatever they may do to other States, they cannot force a "Provi sional Governor upon her. Whatever they may do to other States, thank flod, | they-cannot now saddle negro suffrage upon us 1 (Applause.) The Speaker then declared the House adjourned dine die. In Paris recently, says a correspond ent, "a most interesting musical soiree Wai given In the Theatre of the Conserv atoire, for the 'Audition dun Opera,' us the programme announced it, The com poser was tbe Dukede Massa, a young nobleman well known in the fashionable circles of Paris, but likewise celebrated in the literary world for his success in several branches of the fine arts. Enor mously rich, young, well-looking, anex cellen't painter, an admirable photo grapher, and nn accomplished musician he still desired to submit to the severe lesl of criticism the result of his labors as a composer, and for that purpose he en gaged at a considerable expense the best artists of the Uraud Opera to be the In terpreters of his last work, an opera in four acts. The double position of the young composer was exemplified in the twofold character of the company, for whilst on the one hand were to be seen the Empress, the Prince Mathilde, the Princess Anna Murat. the Prince and Princess de Mettenneh, Count and Countess Walewski, the Couutand Coun ters de Ureux-Breze, Barons and Baron esses de Rothschild, the Marquise de Galiifet, and a crowd of other high and fashionable personages, there were, on the other bund, M. Thiers, M. Berryer, M. Auber, Priuce Poniatowski, M. Per rin (ofthe Opera), M. de Pasdeloup, and all the musical critics of Paris. Ladies 1 and gentlemen, all were in full evening 1 dress, as befitted such a high musical so- " lemnity. The entertainment consisted * of two parts, one with seven pieces, and l the other with eight. The music besides t was of two Kinds, the far greater portion i written for the voice, but several mor- I eaux were also intended for a ballet. The Empress and the person--, of the Court remained to the end, and so great was the charm that the general mass of the audience never thought of moving. In the course of the evening ices aud otherrefreshments were handed about in ] the theatre: it was, In fact, impossible to I acl more gallantly than the noble compo- j Ber.'' 1 . TERMS OF ADVERTISING: THE NORFOLK POST . Offers the I- it t,-i n,s to AurnrnsEiis, arid Its pries, rill alwiiy. correspoml Willi the gener.il ailvertiiing rate.: t other cities. Twelve limes or less will constitute .1 njaarc. For a single insertion pr s.imri- ONE DOLLAR win I s dsttgr**), "ii'-t SSf each sutisequent Insertion TV','E_;_/• riVK CENTS. ■ Merrhaiit., Ai.. tlouscrs axil all others who advertis- 011J ocn-.pv uuo-fonrtli of a column or more, o i li mnlto B|MV-iiil term., ami will receive a liberal ileilurtion. Husinc* i Car—, riV£ i>OLL,\its. per month or iirTT w>t* LAits per yfnr. All transient ailvertisements pnyahlo frt advance—flll others monthly. ,_J 11. US--- _--_ t EECON3TRUCTIO-- After considerable delay in deciding upon the claims of the several aspirants for the position of Provisional Governor of Alabama, President Johnson has, in his proclamation, appointed Lewis 11. Parsons, of Taledcga, to that important position. The fact of his selection, to the exclusion of such men as Judge Humphreys, 1). 11. liinghanymd W. it. Smith, is of itself sufficient .-wurancc of the uullinchiiigloyalty amiability of the# appointee. This proclamation of the President virtually restores another so eetted State to the I'nion. The following Is the present status of the (Southern States. Seven States are governed by regularly elected ollicers, as follows: iteni'i, kv Tlioimis k. Bra_ltNr, Marvlan.) Tlioinits Swarm. T.ni.,■!„■'„ William U. llrownlo* . Virginia..*. Francis 11. Piei point. Midsonri Tliotnns (.'. rlt>t.ili,ir. Arksusn. John Murphy. Louisiana James Madisun Wells. Provisioual Governors under the sailta Instrui tions havo been appointed for live States, as follows: North Carolina William W. RotdsTS flforfrln laiui-s Johnson. Mi «i —ipi-l • Willi.nn 1.. Sharks)'. Trias Andrew J. llitniilt.it). Alal.Kiiia Lewis K. l'arson.. Provisional Oovernors are yet to be ap pointed for South Carolina and Florida, when every State in tlie Union will again be in possession of a civil Executive loyal to the National Government. msmtm Sale of Government Vessels at Philadel phia. GOOD TRICKS OBTAINED. Frss* the l'hlladilpki* USfst, June 21.] The announcement that there would be a sal* of Government vessels at thu Navy Yard yesterday drew a large num ber of shipping merchants, and other,' interested, to tho yard. The vessels an • nounced to be sola were the side-w hoe 1 steamer Quaker City, two hundred and forty-four feet long "and thirty-six feu. beam; the iron screw steamer Ladona, one hundred and ninety-seven feet ion., and twenty-seven feet beam : the screw tug Acacia, one hundred and fifteen feec long and twenty-two foet beam ; the screw steamer Cambridge, one hundred, and thirty-live feet long and twenty-nine feet beam; the screw tug E. 15. Halo, one hundred and six feet long and twen ty-eight feet beam; and the bark J. L. Davis, one hundred and thirty-throo feet long aud thirty feet beam. Previous to tho commencement of the sale, Mr. Cook, the auctioneer, announced tho terms of the sale to lie cash, twenty por centum ofthe purchase money to be paiil on the day of sale, and the remainder before the removal ofthe vessel from the y.'ivy Yard. Tli.' bark J. L Davis was put up first, | and after a spit ;■ d oontest between sev ' era) PhUadelpb'a linn-., was knocked down lo Messrs. FlUpatrlcW and Heraty for $11",400. The steamer l.adona, nn English built vessel, iron hull, captured and, condemned as a blockade runner, and purchased by the-Navy Department, was next put up. For this vessel thero was quite a spirited contest, and sic was finally-sold to Mr. John Jcwett A; Bon, of New York, for $86,200; tbesteani. tug Acacia was knocked down to Messi s. 8. & James M. Flatiigan for SI,400; for tlie steamer Cambridge there was a good deal of competion, vet sheonlv brougnt $17,500 ; the tug E. B. Hale was sold to Janus B. Whitney, of Brooklyn, Tf.. 1., for S4,."ioii; for the steamer Quaker City, a Philadelphia built ship, the bidding was spirited, and she was knocked down toMr. K. O. Liowry, ofPhiladelphia, for $35,600. The total amount realized wai $118,800. The vessels brought excellent prices, and all that wore offered found , purchasers. A different result was ex perienced in New York a few days ago, when at one sale of government vessels very low prices were obtained, and at another some of ths vessels had to bo withdrawn for want of bidders. •>♦* — Retrenchment—Gen. Grant's Policy. The Chieaijo Tribune gives the follow ing version of a conversation of General Grant upon public matters : When (Jen. Grant was urged to pro long his stay at the fair a few days, on the ground that he was fairly entitled to a little more furlough after his four year; of unremitting labor, lie replied' thai, business, if important, must always havo precedence of pleasure, and that lie coolti he vastly more useful to the country a his post in Washington than by linger ing in Chicago; that he considered it his; highest immediate duty to retrench Gov ernment expenses, and save the resource*. of the people as far as lay in his power. He said that taxes would bo heavy ojiough hereafter in any event, and that not one dollar should be added unneces sarily to the burden. One item of expenditure which should be speedily retrenched, that he mention ed was the support of 200,000 head oi horses and mules in possession of the army when Lee surrendered. To'feed and attend these animals will costnotfar from one dollar per day each. General Grant proposes to sell oft' 160.000 to 175, --000 of them at public auction to thehigh est bidders, and put theproeeedsintotha Treasury. The saving for their suppoi t and attendance will amount to more than a million of dollars per week, to say nothing of the eight or ten millions which they will probably realize to tl.a Treasury in the sale. The General says they are now itlis, and eating their heads oil. When t!*«*y are sold to the fanners in the South, m well as the North, they will supjpoi i themselves, and more, too, in tilling soil and moving the crops. And tlu thousands of men taking care of them, while in possession ofthe Government, will be relieved from this duty and dim charged, aud sent home to aid in devel oping the resources of the country, ami paying the taxes. Gen. Grant intends to reduce the army to the lowest point, consistent with public safety It is not; probable that more than 100,000 men, after the flrstof January, will be retained in the service, and part of these may bo gradually mustered out during the next three or four years. The black troor will mostly be retained for garrison pur poses hi the Gulf States. The Veteran Reserve Corps and Regulars are the only white troops that are likely to be keptfu service beyond this year. The regulars may be increased to the maximum of forty thousand men. A few regiments of cavalry will have to be retained for frontier service, to look after maraudini; redskins. The army exponses have already been cut down more than a million of dollai «■ per day, and, under Gen. Grant's vigi lant supervision, a further excision ii going on every day. The General be lieves not only in hard lighting, bt>> close shaving, so that the country ma/ be able to endure the drain of any othei , war which may arise hereafter.