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Is Published EVERY MORNING (Sunday'sExcepted; at No. 18 Roanoke Square, NORFOLK, Va., and sold to Dealers aud News Boys at THREE DOLLARS PER HUNDRED or sent to subscribers by mnil at the rate of TEN DOLLARS PER YEAR payable lv udvauee. Singh- copies, at the counter, FIVE CE2-.T9. * Risidents iv the city of Norfolk or Portsmouth, desir ing the paper left regularly at their houses or places of buslneMs, will be served hy a carrier, by leaving tho name and address at the counting-room of the publication office. They will settle with the carrier weekly for the ■ame. OYTF^AJ^^ LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, Passed a t tkh second session of the twh ty-fovrth congress. An Act to amend the several Acts heretofore passed to provide for the __Dl-Uin« -•-■ ll falling out the National Forces, and for other Purposes. Be it enacted by the Smate and House nf Representative? ofthe Vnited States of America in Congress assembled. That the measure of allowance for pay for nn officer's servant. Is the pay of a private Mtttet an fixed by hiw nt the time; that no non-commissioned ollicer vhall be de tailed or employed to act as a servant, nor shall any prl -• Tate soldier be so detailed or employed except with his own consent; that for each soldier employed a. a servant by afty officer there -hall be deducted from tho month!} pay of such officer the full monthly my and allowance* ofthe soldier so employed; nud that, including any sol dier or soldiers so employed, no officer shall be allowed for any greater number off servants than i- now prwrUad bylaw, nor ho allowed for any servant not actually and In fact in his employ. llQ.l And be it further enact'd, Tliat non-eonimi aioned officers and privates in the volunteer service shall receive tho siym-g&iount of clothing as non commi-H.oneii offleei- aud the same arm nl the army. V/.P Blti.S. Ant Wfij-r.'i.r enacted, That II • Idler, di charged for woundP-Stt_eived in battle, die before v< o*iv- Sng the I ounty provided by the net ot March third, eigh teen hundred "and sixty-three, entitled " An act to amend au act to authorize the empluynunt of volunteers, and ko forth," the Inunty due shall be paid to the fidlowinji per eonf, and iv the "order followiug, and to no other penon, 4 to wit: first, to the widow of such deceased BflMier* i! there be one; second, if ther.' bo no wido-v, then to the * children of such deceased soldier, share and share alike: third, If such soldier left neither a widow, or child Ol children, then and in tbat case snch boun|y shall be paid to the following persons, provided thoy he resnl-iits o the United States, to wit: fli-t, to bis father; or If he ahall uot he living, or bus nhandoned the rapport of his fandly, then to the mother of Mich soldier; and if there be neither father nor mother v afore_;iid, then snch Lountv shall he paid to the brothers andsiiU-rs of the de ceaae-i soldier, mid ant H aforesaid. Sec 4. And he it further tnacted', That every non-com missioned i AVer, private, or other persou, who haa been, or shall hereafter he, discharged lrom the army ofthe United States br reason of w.iunds received In battle, ou altirmish, on picket, or In action, or Is the line of duty, shall be ant-tied to receive the saiuo bounty aa if he hmi oertedout his full term; and nil act. nnd parts of acts in consistent with thin Bl- hereby repealed. SfiC. 6. And be it further tnacted. That all persons ol color who were enlisted and mustered Into the military •errlce of the United States In South Carolinn, by and undor the direction of StaJor-GeiiWal Hunter and firign dler-Geiitral Saxton, in pursuant s «>f the authurity from the Secretary ot War, dated August twenty-fttth. eigh teen hundred and sixty two, " that the per .on. no received into service, and their officer-, to be entitled to aud re ceive the same pay and rations as _re allowed by law k other volunteers in the service;" and In every case n-ben it shall bo made to appear to tho satiafi-ction of theStcta tary of War tbat any regiment l ol colored troops ha. beei mustered into the service of the United StateI*,1*, under am assurance by the Ffcfiridtßt or the leentary of War, thai tho non-commissioned ofiicer*. and private, of such regi ment should be paid the same as other troopu of the same arm of the service, tdiall, from the date ot their enlist ment, receive the same pay and allowances as are allowed by law to other volunteers iv tha military service: and the Secretary of Mar shall make all necessary regulatione to cause payment to be made in accordance herewith. Sic. (J. And be it further enacted, That the President i hereby authorized to enliat and organize, out of troops already iv the service, six regiment- of volunteer engi neers, to be organized in accordance with existing in - - to have tbe snme pay and allowances of eugineer troop: of the regular uriuy, and to be suhjected to the rules an articles of wtf 8-.C. 7. And be it further enacted, That the President b hereby authorized ut eulist two additional companies \< be added to the regiment ol volunteer engineers raised under the provisions of an act nppmved May twentieth. eighteen hundred and sixty-lo.u\ einitled "An act to or ganize a regiment of veteran volunteers,'' and said regi ment shall be considered one of the regiments authorized in the preceding s.ction of thin act. Sac. 8. And be it further tnacted, That whenever a P di luent ln the regular army is r.duccd below the mii.tmuui number, no ofiicer shall be appointed In such regiment beyond those necessary for the command of such reduced number. Sic. o. And be it further enactid. That officers by hre- Tot in the regular army shall receive tha same pay and allowance as brevet officers of the same grade or rank in the volunteer service, and no more. 8«c. 10. Andbe it fitrthertnacted, That the true con* •traction of the sixih section of the *■ act respecting the organization of tho army, aud for other purposes,' 7 ap proved August twenty-thud, eighteen hundred and forty two, aud ol all laws relating in any way to the allowance of double rations to officers, authorizes such allowance to ths followiug officers, and to no others whatever: to the general-.n-chief commanding the armies of the United States; to each general ollicer commanding in chlet a aeparate army in the field: to each general officer com manding a geographical division embracing one or more military departments; nud to each officer commanding a military geographical department: nud that nny general order or regulation or usage allowing double rations to a chief of staff, or any other officer than those above men tioned is illegal and void. SKC. 11. stintf be it further enacted. That the bounty oi one hundred dollars, provided by present laws to be "paid to the heirs of volunteers killedlu battle, Bhall be extend ed to the widow if living, or If she be dead, to the chil dren of any volunteer who shnll have been or may he killed in the aervlee, whether lie shall have enlisted for two years or for a less period of time. Sic.l 2. And be it Jurther enacted. That In case any of ficer of the military or naval service who may be hereafter dismissed by authority of the President shall make an application in writing for a trial, setting forth under oath, that he has beeu wrongfully and unjuetly rii-.inb.od, the President shall, as soon as tho necessities of the pno lio services may permit, convene a court-martial to try auch officer on the charges on whit h he wa_ dismis&ed. And If snch court-martial shall not award rii.imi.sul or death as the punishment of such officer, the order of dis missal shall be void. And it the court-martial nfomid ahall not he convened for the trial of such officer within aix months from the presentation of his application lor trial, the sentence of dismissal shall be void. BaO* 19. And be it further enacted, That where any revised enrollment in any congressional or draft district has been obtained or made prior to any actual drawing of names from the enrollment lists, tho quota of such district may be adjusted uud apportioned to bueh revised enrollment instead of being applied to or based upon the enrollment as it may have stood before the revision. S*C. 14 And U it further enacted, That hereafter all parsons mustered in[toj the military or nuval service, whether as volunteers, substitute., representatives, or otherwise, Bhall be credited to the State and to tho ward, township.pivciiict. or other enrollment sub-di»trict where auuh persons belong by actual residence, (if .nch persons haveuuactualiu-.ri-_i.ee within the United States,) und whera such Persons were or shall be enrolled, (if lialde, to enrollment;) aud it is hereby mado the duty ofthe provost-marshal general tumakc such rules and give such Instructions to the several provost -mar; half, boards oi anrollment,and mustering officers as shall be necesMirv for the faithful enforcement of the provisions of this bcotion. to tha end that fair and lust credit shall bs given to every ■action of the country: I*rovided, That in any call for troops hereafter, no county, town, township, ward, pre cinct, prelection district, shall have credit except for men actually furnished on said caU or the preceding rail by •aid county, town, township, ward, precinct, or election district nnd mustered into the military or naval service on the quota thereof. Bao. 15. And be it further enacted, That In compu ting quotas ber.aiter, credit shall bo given to the several States, districts, and sub-districts for nil men furulehed from theni, respectively, and not heretofore credited, dur ing tbe present rebellion for any period of service ol not less than three months, calculating the number of daya for which such service was furuished, and reducing the same to years: Providai, That such credits Bhall not heap plied to tho call for additional troops made hy the Presi dent on the twenty-first day of December, eighteen hun dred and sixty .our. Sec. 16. Ami be it further enacted, That persons who have been, or may hereafter be drafted, under tbo provi sions of the several acts of which this is an amendment, for tho term of ouu yeor,and who have actually furnished. or may actually furnish, acceptable substitutes (uot liable to draft) for tbe term of three rear*, nh.tll be exempt from military duty during tbe time for which such substitutes Shall not be liable to draft, not exceeding the time for which such subsiitutes shall have been mush red into the lervice, anything in tho act of February twenty-fourth aighteen hundred and sixty-four, to the luntrurv notuith- S Uud Ing. 810.1.'. And be it further enacted, That any rocruitiug agent, substitute briber or other person who, for pay or profit, shall enlist, or causo to be enlisted, as a voluntVtT, or substitute, any in sane penon, or convict, or ■■ami under indictment for a felony, or who is held to Malta answer for a felony, or parson in a condition of Intoxi cation, or a deserter from til- military or naval tar vice, or any minor between tho ages of sixteen or eighteen years, without the consent of his parentß or guardian, or any minor under the age of sixteen years know inn him, in either case before mentioned, to be such, or who shall defraud or illegally deprive any volunteer or substitute ot any poi.iou of the State, local, or United States bounty. to which he may be entitled, sball, upon conviction in any court of competent jurisdiction, be lined not exceeding one thousand dollars, nor leas than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding two year*, and not leas thau three months, or both, in the discretion of the court afore said. Bio. 19. And be ii further enacU-d, That any officer who ahall muster into the military or naval service of the vnited Butes any deserter from said service, or insane person, or person in a condition of intoxication or any minor between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years Without the consent of his parenU or guardian, or any minor under the age of sixteen years, knowing bim lo he anch, shall, npon conviction by any court martial bo dis honorably dismissed the service of the United States. Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That in every case where a substitute is furnished to take the place "of an anrolled or drafted man, aud It is shown by evidence that ■ball be satisfactory to the Secretary of \Vnr that such substitute was. at the time of his enlistment, known by the party furnishing him to be non compos mentis, or iv a condition of intoxication, or under conviction or indlct meat fur any offence of tbe grade of felony at the com mon law, or to have been guilty of a previous act of de aartfon, unsatisfied by pardon or punishment, or by rea acm of any existing infirmity or ailment, physically in capable of performing the ordinary duties of a soldier in __Vt_iL** r -! Co in the ranks, or minor between the ages of 'Jft-twn yours, without the consent of his pv vear_.ite___Jll^U 0r J ,lininor unUer lh *»*e of sixteen •TSlliSof 5?t2S ° f tbe general hmJi... rJ .iT Uct ' to rep o * the suuo to the wovoat- 'Wfoiw district; and if such perwnso an- h ™ UMn - f»tf »ct, mustered toto tha tervica as a wbttitute'ferVpw. ■ ■OB liable to draft ami not a■ i naily drafted, the name of the person n liable who furnished such substitute shall *. again placed on the list, aud lie shall he subjected to draft thereafter as though no such ul-i i tut<- hud been find-died by him, and if Mich nubstitute m enlisted and incapable as aforesaid shall have been, since the passage of this art, mustered Into the service as a substitute ibr a person actually drafted, then it 'ball be the duty of the provo-t-mnrrdial general to direct the provost-marshal of the district immediately to notify the person who furnish ed such sub-litnte, that he is held to service in place of such (substitute, uud he shall stand ln the same relation md be retried to the same liability H before the furnish ing of men siibwiitnte. Sec I*o. And be it further enacted, That in case any -.übr-titutc shall desert from tho army, and It ahall appear by evidence eatisfactorv to the Secretary Of War that the pltrtv furnishing -iuh substitute shall have,ln any way, directly or indirectly, aided or abetted bucli desertion, or to have been privy to any intention on tho part of auch substitute to desert, then such person bhall be immediate ly placed in the army, and bhall serve for the period lor which he wm HaMe to draft, mch service to commence at the date of the desertion of tlie substitute. Sec. 21. An Ibe it further enacted, That, in addition to the other lawful penalties of tho crime of desertion from the military or naval service, ullpereons who have de nrtttd the military ur haval service of the United States, who shall not return tosoulservice, or report Lhenii-_ves to a provost-mars|»ai within sixty days after tbepiocla iunli"ii hereinafter mentioned, Shall be deemed and taken to liavu voluntarily relinquished and forfeited their rights if citizenship and their rights to become cittjwns, and >uch deserters shall be forever incapable of holding nny office of trust or profit under the united States, or of exercising any rights Of citizens thereof, and all persons who whall hereafter desert the military or naval aeiTlco and. all parsons who, being duly •nrolled,sh_Ul depart the jnria dictiouof tho district in'which he is enrolled, ur go be yond the limits ofthe United States, with intent to avoid any draft into the military or naval service, duly ordered, ihall bo liable to the penalties of this section. And the President is hereby authorized ami required forthwith, on the passage of this act, to i-wua hla proclamation sct liug forth tho provisions of this section, 111 which procla mation the President 1- requested to notify all deserters i.turning within slaty daw as aftresaid that they shall be pardoned on condition of returning to their regiments and _oinp--Biot or mch other organizations as they may b" as-imed to, until they i-ball have served for a period of time equal to their orieinnl term of enlistment. Fr;c.[_2.] A 'Vi .'■(* it further enacted, That the third ■ac tion of the ant entitled t; An act [further] to regulate nud provide for the enrolling ami calling out the national forces, and lor other pnrp'-Oiv' approved Jnly fourth, ■iglitoen hundred Hint r-i.v.tvd'oiir, be, and the same is Hereby, repealed. Sic. [28.] A nd he it further wtcd, That any person or penofil enrolled In any sub district may, after notice of a Iraft, and before tbe came shall havo taken placo cause to »o mastered into the service of the United Status such number of rerniitp. not subject to draft, as they may leem expedient, which recruits shall stand to the credit »f the pet-on. thus am?i;ig them to be mustered in, and ihall be taken as Mib>titutes for such persons, or U many nf them as may be drafted, to the extent ofthe number of ■-uch recruits and in the order designated by tbe prin cipals, al the time such recruits are thus as aforesaid mustered in. He. [St.] And be it further enacted. That spction fifteen ft the act approved February twenty-fourth, elghteeu hundred and sixty-four, entitled "An act for enrolling .nd railing out the imtiomd forces, and for other pur poses," be, and the same is hereby, amended.by iivst rting ifter the word* "nuy civil magistrate," the worda '' or any person authorized by law to administer oaths." Sec [i_G,J And be it further IMHM, That the Secreta ey of war is hereby authorized to detail one or more of :be employee* ofthe War Department for the purpose of tdudnisteiing the oaths required by law iv the settlement if officers' accounts for clothing, camp, and garrison equi page, quartermaster's r-tw*»n, and ordnance, which oaths hall be administered without expense to the parties tak ng them, und shall be us binding upon the persons taking tlio lama, and If falsely taken, shall subject tbem to the ■ ■ur.. p..nitii (•■■;, as if the came were admiuistered by a magistrate or justice of the peace. Sec [20.] And be it further enacted. That acting assist int surgeons, contract aurgeons, and surgeons and ■•.>••_ .nissiouers on the enrolling boards, whilo in the military •ici'vice .it be Umted States, shall hereafter be exempt Fran all liability to be drafted under the proviaions of any tct for enrolling aud calling out the national forces. Sec . [27.1 And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect from and after Ita passage; iVoi'idcd, That nothing herein contained shall operate to postpone the pending draft, or interfere with the quotas assigned there ior. Approved, March 3,1805. An Act amendatory of certain Acts imposing Duties upon foreign importations. He tf enacted by the Senate, and Woiine of Hepretcntatives ofthe Unitttl Stutcs nf America in thngrets astemaled, tbat section six oi an art entitled ''An act to increase the duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, be amended, ■O that paragraphs se-oud, third, and fourth, of sectiou six of said act, shall read as follows: Second. On all manufactures of cotton (except jeana denims, drillings, bed-ticking-, ginghams, plaids, ootton ades, pantaloon mi) and goods of like description) not bleached, colored, stained, painted, or printed, and not exceeding one hundred threads to tlie square Inch, count ing the waip and filling, and exceeding iv weight five inuees per ifMN yard, tivo cents per square yard; if bleached, live rents and n half per square yard; If colored, stained, painted, or printed, five cents aud a half per *quui'o yard, and in addition thereto, ten per centum ad valorem. Ou finer and lighter gooda of like description, uot exceeding two huudred threads to the square inch, counting the warp nnd filling, unbleached, five ceuts per square yard :ii bleached, five and a half cents per square >aid :ii colored, stained, painted, or printed, five and a half cents per square yard, and, In addition thereto, twenty per centum ad Valorem. On goodh of light des cription, exceeding two hundred threads to the square Inch, counting the warp and filling, unbleached, five cents per square yard: if Hhrtched, five and a half cents per square yard ,if colored, stained, painted, or printed, live and a half cents per square yard, and, in addition thereto, twenty per centum nd valorem. Third. Onall cottonj-.u_H,denioiN,drillings,bed tickings, gingham*).plaids, cot tonades, pantaloon stuns, and goods of like description, or for similar u.e, if unbleached, and not exceeding one hundred threads to the Mttfaf inch, count ing the warp und filling, and exceeding five ounces to tho •■quale yard, six cents per square Vara; If bleached, six •ents and a half per square yard; if colored, stained, painted, or printed, six cents and a half per square yard, and in addition thoreto, ten per centum ad valorem. On finer and lighter goods of like description, not exceeding two hundred threads to the square inch,counting the warp md filling, if unbleached, six cents per square yard; if blenched, six and a half cents per square yard; if colored, -tnined, painted, or printed, six nud a half cents per square yiud, and, in addition thereto, fifteen per centum ud valorem. Ou goods of a lighter description, exceediug two hundred threads to the -tquareinch, counting the warpand filliug, if unbleached, -seven ceuts per square yard; ii bleached, seven and a half cents per equal, yard.and, in addition thereto, fifteen per centum ad valorem : Provided, That upon all plain wo ven cotton goods, not included in the foregoing schedule, unbleached, valued at over sixteen cents per square yard, blenched, valued at over tweuty cents per tquaro yard, colored, valued nt over twenty-live cents per square yard, and cotton jean., denims and drillings, unblrached, valued at over tweuty cents per square yard, and all other cotton goods of every description, the value of which shall exceed twenty-five cents per square yard, there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of IhitAy-flve per centum ad valorem: And provided further, That no cotton goods having more than two hundred threads to the square inch, counting the warpand tilling, shall bo admitted to alssa rated duty than is provided for goods which are of that number ot threads. Fourth. On spool thrend of cotton, six cents per dozen spools, containing ou each spool not exceeding one hun dred yards oi thread, and, iv addition thereto, thirty per centum «d valorem; exceeding one hundred yards, lor every additional hundred yards of thread on each spool or fractional part thereof, in MM of one liundred yards, _ix cents per dozen, and thirty-five per centum ad valo rem. On cotton thread or yarn when ndvauced beyond ••ingle yam, by twi-ting two or more strands together, if not wound upon spools, four (4) cents per skein or hank of eight hundred and forty (S4O) yards, and thirty per -°nt. ad valorem. &x. m And unit fu,-Uirr tnaded. That from aud after iv. tay when this act takes effect, in addition to the duties heretofore imposed by law on the importation of the articles mentioned in this section, there shall be leviod, collected, and paid the following duties and rates of duties, that is to Mf :Ou brandy, rum, gin, and whiskey, and on cordials, Ivjunrs. [liqueurs,] arrack, ahsynthe, and all other spirituous liquors and sptlitaotu berertfas, fifty cents per gallon, of first proof and l**e --tr-.ngth, and shall be increased hi pro protidfl fof any greater strength that Lilian] the Btrength of first proof. On spun silk for filling iv skins or cops, ten per centum ud valorem. On iron liars for railroads or Inclined planes, ten cents per one hundred pounds. On wrought iiou tubes, one cent, per pound. Sec. 3. And U it further enacted, That from and after tins act takes effect, j„ )j., n 0 f t h,_ fafa heretofore im p-wed b.v law on ibe impm tation of tho articles mention ed in this section, there shall be levied, collected, and paid the following duties ami rites of duty, that is to say: On cotton, five cents per pound. On illuminating oil and n-pMh-, benrlne, nnd benzole, refined or pn> dnoed trom tho distillation of una), a*pbultu_n, shale, peat, petroleum, or rock-oil, or other bituminous sub stan.-es used for like purpoaea, forty con to per gallon — Ou crude petroleum, or rock-oil, twenty rente per gallon ; on crude coal-oil, fifteen cent- per gallon. On tobacco at* m- fifteen cents per pound. On ready-made clothing of silk, or of which silk shall be a compotest material of chief value, sixty per centra nd valorem. On quick< riilvt-r, fifteen per centum ad vnlorein. Szc. 4. And be it further enacted, That section fifteen of an act entitled "An act Increasing temporarily the duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved July fourteeu, eighteen huudred and sixty-two, be, and the samo hereby is, amended so as to impoae a tax or tonnage duty of thirty cent, per ton, in lieu of "ten cents," aa thirelu mentioned: Provided, That the receipts of ves sels paying tonnagp duty .hall not be subject to the tax provided iv aecliou one hundred and three of "A v net to provide inte'ual revenue to support the government, to pay Interest ou the public debt, and for other purposes," approved June thirtieth, dghteeu hundred and idity four, nor by any act amendatory thereoi: iVoit'ded, further, That no ship, vessel, or steamer, having a license to trade between dih.reut districts of the Uuited Btatea, or to carry on the bonk, whale, or other fl.heries, or on (nor] any ship, vessel, or steamer, to or from any port or place In Mexico, the British provinces of North Ameriaa, or auy of the Weet India Islands, or in all these tradee. shall be required to pay the tonnage duty, contemplated by this act, more than once a year. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That the tarra "statu ary, as used iv the laws now ia-lbrce lmpoetnc duties on" foreign importauons, shall ba undwsto. _ to include pro fessional productions of a statuary or of a sculptor only »■?- fc 4H4 H it further moct&t, That ther* shall bo • •- OFFICIAL. L_X™^, f hereafter cvliacted and paid oh all gooda, warn, and mer chandise of the growth or prodnce of conntr.es [•ml of I the Cape oi Good liope, (except raw cotton and raw silk, as reeled from the cocoon, or not further advanced than tram, thrown or organsine f ) when imported from placet west of the Cape of Good Hope, a duty of ten per centum ad valorem, in addition to the duties imposed on any such article when imported directly from tho place or places of their growth or production. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted r That in nil cases where there ia or shall be imposed any ad valorem rate of duty on auy goods, wares or merchandise Imported into the United States, and fn all cases where tlie duty iini»oscd by law ahull be regulated by, or directed to be estimated or baaed upon, the value of the square yard, or of any ep«-ci fled quantity or parcel of auch goods, ware- or merchan dise, itshnll be the duty ofthe collector, within whose dis trict tho same shall bo imported or entered, to cause the actual market value, or wholesale price thereof, at the pa* riod of the exportation to the United .States, in the principal markets of the country from which the same shall have been imported into the United Htatc*, to be appraised, and such appraised valne ihall -bo considered the value upon which duty Bhall be as sessed. That it .hall bo lawful (bl the owner, con signee or agent of any goods, wares ur merchandise, which ah all have been actually purchased, or procured other wise than by purchase, at the time, and nut afterwards, when he shall produce ids original invoice, or Invoices, to the collector and make and verify ld« written entry of his goods, wares, or merchamlMe. Ba prov.fi.e_ by Merlon thirty-six of the act of March tv\o, aevonlo. » Lu'.ndr I and ninety-nine, entitled "**n uct to tho odl.c tion of duties on Import* and (onto •■■"' lo ib"»T_*» «u6h ad« ■ dition in the entry tv tho cost or valu_ given mi the iiroii*" as In his opinion may raise tho sans io the matlc-t valne nr wholes* 1. price Of fa el. gooda, wart-, - I chandise, at the period of exportation to the United i States, in tbe principal markets of the country from which the same shall havo been imported i uml ft ahull bo tha I duty of the collector, within frfaoM district tin* same may be imported or entered, to cause such .u-tu-u market vsdne or wholesale price to be appraised in accordance with the provisions of existing laws, and if sn.h appraised value shall exceed by ten per centum or more tbo value so de- ' dared in the entry, theu, in addition to the duties imposed by law on tho same, there shall be levied, collected, and paid a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem on such appraised value: Provided, That tho duty shall uot bo . assessed upon an amount less than the invoice or entered valne, any act of Congre-s to the contra, y notwithstand ing: And provided furtMr, That the aoetiui.s twenty third aud twenty-fourth of the act approved June thir tieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled "An act to increase the duties on import*, and for other purpose*".'' and all acta aud parts of acts requiring duties to be as sessed upon commissions, brokerage, costs of trnn*-por.a- 1 tion, shipment, transhipment, aud othor like costs and j charges incurred in placing any goods, wares, er mer chandise on shipboard, and all ucts or parts of acts in- I consistent with tho provisions of this act, are heroby re- y pealed. ' Sec. 8. Andbe it farther enacted, That so much of an act entitled '-An act to authorize protection to be given s to citizens of the United States who may discover depos- ] its of guano," approved Angus*- eighteen, eighteen hun- j dred and fifty-six, as prohibits the export thereof, is here by suspended in relation to all persona who havo complied • with tho provisions of section second of aaid act for two years from aud after July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five. Sec 9. And be it further enacted, That thi* _Bt shall take effect on and after the first day [of J April, eighteen liundred and sixty five. Sec 10. And be it further enacted. That so much of sec tions thirty-nine, forty, forty-one, forty-two, forty-three, and forty-four of the act entitled "An act to regulate the [collection of 1 duties on Imports and tonnage," approved March second, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, as re quires the branding or marking and certifying of cask., chests, vessels, and cases containing distilled spirits, or teas, be and the same is hereby revived, to be executed under such rulea and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted. That flax and hemp machinery and strain agricultural machinery, as desig nated In section 21 [twenty-one] ofthe act "to ihcrese duties on imports, aud for other purposes," approved June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and alxty-fonr. may be Imported free from duty for one year alter the passage of thi. act. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That in all proceed ings brought by the United States in any court for due re covery as well of duties upon imports alone as of penalties for tho non-payment thereof, the judgment Bball recite that tho same ia rendered for duties, and such judgment, interest, and coats shall be payable in the coin by law re ceivable for duties, and the execution issued on such judgment shall set forth that the recovery is for duties, and shall requiri the marshal to satisfy the t-ame in the coin by law receivable for duties: and in case of levy upon and sale of the property of the judgment debtor, the marshal shall refuse payment from any purchaser at such sale lv any other money than that specified in the execution. • Sec. 13. Andbe it further enacted, That the eighth section of the act of March twenty*./'i'ru\ [eight] eighteen hundred and fifty-four, " to extend the warehousing sys tem by establishing private bonded warehouses, and for ' other purposes," which authorized the Secretary of the Treasury, in case of the actual injury or destruction of goods, wares, or merchandise by accidental fire or other casualty, whHe In warehouse under bond, Ac, to abate or refund the duties paid or accruing thereon, be extended so as to include goods, wares, or merchandiso injured or destroyed In like manner while in the custody of the offi cers of the cti-toins, and not in bond, and also to goods, wares, and merchandise so injured or destroyed after their arrival within the limits of any port of entry of the Uni ted States, and before the samo have been bonded [landed] uuder the suspension [gn per vision] of the officers of the customs: That this act shall apply only to cases arising from and after ita passage, and to cases where tho duties have not already been paid. Approved, March 3,1805. An Act making Appropriations for the Construction. Preservation, and Repairs of certain Fortifications and > other Works of Defence, for the Year euding the thir tieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six. _B« it enacted by the Smote and House of Representatives ofthe Vnited States of America in Omgress assembled, That the following anma be, and they are hereby, appro priated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise * appropiated, for tlio construction, preservation, aod repairs : of certain fortifications and other works of defence, for ' tho year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred . and sixty-six: ' For Fort Wayne, near Detroit, Michigan, seventy-five ' thousand dollara. For repairs of Fort Niagara, near Toungatowu, Xew fork, twenty-five thousand dollars. '' For Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York, fifty thousand I dollar.. j For Fort Montgomery, at outlet of Lake Cbamplain, New York, fifty thousand dollars. For Fort Kuox, at narrows of Penobscot River, Maine, I seventy-five thousand dollars. * For Fort Popham, Kennebec river, Maine, seventy-five thousand dollars. I For Fort Preble, Portland, Maine, Seventy-five thousand | dollars. For Fort Scammel, Portland, Maine, fifty thousand ' dollars. ■ For Fort Georges, on Hog Island Ledge, Portland, Maine, ( seveuty-flv- thousand dollars. For Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, twenty-five thousaud dollars. * For Fort McChuy, PorUu-Outh, New Hampshire, fifty | thousand dollars. ■ For Fort Wlnthrop, Boston, thou-iiud dollars. ■ For Fort Indcpcndouco, Boston, Ma_-.\cuusett-, five | thousand dollars. , For Fort Warren, Boston, M as_ :> hut '*t \ ten thousand dollars. For sea-wall of Great Browser's It-laud, Boston harbor, Massachusetts twonty thoufnnd dollars. For repair of Sea-walla on Deer and on T_ov->H_ Island", Boston harbor, Massachusetts, fifty thousand -iollai_. For permanent forts at New Bedford harbor, Maasuchu. setts, fury thou-ianri dollars. For Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Islaud, fifty thousand dollars. For Fort Hale, New Haven, Connecticut, fifty thousand . dollara. Fur Fort Schuylor, East River, New York, twenty-five thouaand dollars. Forfortat Willet's Point, opposite Fort Schnvler New . York, fifty thousand dollara. ' For repain at Fort, Hamilton, New Yolk, twenty-five 1 thousand dollars. | For fort on site of Fort Tompkins, ij.aten Island, New York, fifty thousand dollars. Far fort at Sandy Hook, New Jersey, fifty thousand t dollars. t For repairs of Fort Mifflin, near Philadelphia, twenty f thousand dollars. For repairs of Fort Washington, on Potomac River, twonty-five thousand dollars. | For Fort Monroe, Hampton Roads, Virginia, twenty-five thuusand dollars. Fur Fort Clinch, Florida, fifty thouaand dollars. I For Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida, two hundred thous- j and dollars. i For Fort Jefferson, Gordon Key, Florida, one hundred J thousand dollars. : For lort on Ship Island, coast of Missi-sippi. fifty thous- • and dollars. Forfortat Fort Point, San Francisco Bay, California, onn huudred and fifty thousand dollars. Fort at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Day, California, one hundred aud titty thousand dollars. For additional defences at Ban Francisco, California, fifty thousand dollara. lor defences of Washington, throe hundred thousand dollars. Vor field works and field operations, one million dollars. For bridge trains and equipage for armies In the field, three hundred thousand dollara. For tool and alege trains for armies in tho field, five hundred thouaand dollars. For surveys for military defences, for purchase of cam paign maps, three hundred thousand dollar*. For survey or Northern a nd Northwester tl lakes, includ ing Lake Supariur, one hundred and twent, five thousand uoilara. For engraving and printing charts of lake surveys, fif teen thousaud dollars. For purchase and repairs of iuatrumeuis, twonty thou sand riolhrt- For repairing, equipping and enlarging Fort Portor, at Buffalo, fifty thousand dollars. Approved, February 28,1866. Alt ACT to authorize the purchase or construction of Rev enue cutters on the lakes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House nf Representatives °fthe United Statet of America in Cbnaiess That the Secretary of the Treasury is authorised to con struct, or purchase and alter, not exceeding six steam ravenue cutters, for service on the lakes. and for tbat pur , pose the sun of oue million uf dollara, or so much thereof •a ts necessary, is hereby "appropriated, ont of any money ' in tbe treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, December 80, ISM, f. toxtljrro 99 IQVUI* ?asi ] HATUBDAY, JULY 8, 1865. Virginia's "Reconstruction." Shenandoah Valley Sentiment. WiUM-Mim, Va., Juno 30, 1806. Aleut*. Rlitori Baltimore A merican : You will do us a kindness toinsertthe resolutions herewith enclosed, as we have no paper in our country, nud knowof no better means of giving to our friends elsewhere an expression of our views than through the columns of your paper. Here every Union man reads the Ameri can. We wish our friendsover the river would realize what a critical position politically—we are in. You will oblige many readers. V. M. GlB-ENS. ORGANIZATION OX? the meeting. Wini__ti-, Va., June 28, 1865. At a public meetingof the Uncondition al Union men of Frederick co., held in the Methodist Church in Winchester, on the 28th day of June, 1805, for the purpose of giving expression to their opinions upon the recent action of the Virginia Legislature in extending tlie right of suffrage to Bebels and their aid ers and abettors. On motionofMr. Seal, Mr. George W. Ginn was unanimously chosen to pre side over the meeting. On motion of Mr. Hftines, Mr. E. S. Brent was ap pointed Secretary. THE RESOLUTIONS. On motion of Mr. Anders, a commit tee consisting of Messrs. C. S. Wood, Holt, Wiley, Anders and Linn were ap pointed todraft such resolutions as would express the sentiments of tiie people. The committee retired, and after an ab sence of some time returned, and sub mitted the following preamble and reso lutions, which, on motion of Mr. Free nay, were unanimously adopted: Whereas, The Legislature of Virginia has adopted an act enfranchising the most dangerous element of our popula tion, the aidcraand abettors ofthe re bellion, and have sanctioned an amend ment to the State Constitution permit ting them to hold office; and Whereas, The sentiments expressed by the Speaker of the Virginia House on the 23d inst., breathe defiance rather than conciliation to the people who have liberated us from the worst of tyran nies; and Wliereas, The President of the Uni ted States has repeatedly declared that the loyal people of the State slu _l»l, both in reward to their fidelity and for their self-preservation, govern the State; therefore, Resolved, That we view tlie recent ac tion of the Governor and Legislature with unspeakable astonishment and dis satisfaction ; that their position—that the loyal men of this State are incapable of conducting its government is untena ble and mistaken; that the late elec tions in this county—where over five hundred loyal votes* were cast—and ln Shenandoah, where tlie Union vote was over four hundred—a district, pronounc ed by the Bebels (in their day of power) a pattern of loyalty to them—convinces us tliat there are in every county in the State at least enough of competent loyal men to fill the offices. Resolved, That we recognize in John M. Botts the soundest and most practical statesman of Virginia, and believe with him that no man who had ever been in favor of secession or encouraged this rebellion in any way should hold any office whatsoever, and that, while the elective franchise may be enlarged, the qualification—as to loyalty—for ofiice should be more strict. That we much prefer to enfranchise the rebel soldiers, having more confidence in their integ rity, than those who used them as tools and proposed to enjoy the fruits of their sufferings and blood without sharing their hardships. That we regard these siay-at-home abettors of treason as the worst element among us. Resolved, That to secure harmony and unanimity among the Union men of this Congressional District, we propose tliat a convention of delegations from the several counties (Alexandria, Fair tax, Prince William. Fauquier, Lou doun, Warren, Shenandoah, Clark. Jef ferson, Berkeley and Frederick,) as semble in Winchester on Thursday, 24th of August next, to select the most suitable candidate to represent them in Congress. Resolved, That George E. Senseney and John S. Gallaher, or either of them, be, and they are hereby appointed a Committee to wait upon President John son and lay before him tho foregoing resolutions aud the accompanying mem orial, and that a copy of them be sent to the Baltimore American with a request that they be published in that paper. MEMORIAL TO PRESIDENT JOHNSON. Ti 11 . £/cellcncu, tlie President of On fait.. I Stats: Mr. President :—Your petitioners, loyal voters of the town of Winchester, nnd county of Frederick, Virginia, would respectfully declare that Whereas, Governor Pierpoint conven ed an extra session of the Legislature, and, by his message to them, proposed to cast aside the restrictions, not only upon vpting, but upon office, alleging that by the law nlneteen-twentieths of the population of the Statewere disfran chised ; and Whereto. The Legislature has sanc tioned tin amendment to the Constitu tion of Virginia which, when adopted, will permit liebel office-holders and aiders and abettors of the rebellion to hold office; and the ratification of which amendment is a necessary consequence of the act passed by them, qualifying as voters alders and abettors of the rebel lion upon iheir taking oath, which many of them declare to be of no binding force whatever; and r ""' Whereas. In this county-, on th--_Sth ultimo, over five hundred sound Union votes were polled, and in Loudoun and Shenandoah counties, whose elections were recently held, the existence of a respectable loyal vote was not less appa rent; Therefore, Knowing no other refuge, aud relying upon the manly devotion that stood as an iron wall between the intolerant waves of aristocracy and re bellion on the one haud, and the des pised but unwavering loyalty on the other, the bulwark of Tennessee, we feel justified in appealing to you, sir, and through you to the Congress ofthe Uni ted States, to see that neither through the weakness nor guUe of whomsoever it may be we change merely the names and persons of our tyrants and be re turned by mistaken leniency, or politi cal intriguery, to the vengence ofthe party which proposes to reach by chi canery the same end it failed to attain by force of anas—the oppression ofthe masses. History does not record a par allel. Guilty ofthe foulest of crimes— rebellion without a pretext—they are permitted by a magnanimous Govern ment to enjoy liberty in a land they have desolated; to hold property under a Government, a profession of allegiance to which has been with them a brand of infamy; to live where the fields are furrowed with tlie graves of their victims; and still, in tlie face of their insolent boast that with their , political talent, wealth and influence, , they would yet make the Union men , leave the State, they have been provided I by the late Legislature with means am ple enough to put their threat into exe cution. For four weary years we have , been driven from our homes, incarce . rated in their prisons, hunted like wild , beasts, robbed, plundered and insulted; still, with our humble trust in a righte ous God, we have wailed in aguny yet in faith, and when their mighty fabric fellj men bared their heads aud raised their eyes in gratitude to Heaven; no swearing yell of triumphant power howled veugeanee in their ears, bud we told tliem calmly as we hold vow, "You : havo controlled our destinies for four ; years ; you have well nigh ruined us; you have proven yourselves unfit to rule; can you, dare you, with the ruin you have wrought, ask still to guide our fate ? You have ground ue to the dust; we do not propose to persecute you in any way; we forgive your oppression, but we wish • to see to it that with all the bitterness that is still in your hearts, you no more have the power to oppress us, tbTjfOU are whipped — not convinced. 1 ' Resvlved, That we disclaim any fel lowship with and strongly condemn the hostile spirit of the Speaker of the House of Delegates as savoring too much of tlie . old venom. Resolved. That we call upon the Presi dent to redeem his pledge to the loyal men of this State, and appeal to him, and to Congress, to see to it that the bloody war and its untold sufferings, be , not in vain ; and to employ for our pro tection a Military Governor of such firm ness, honesty, and practical good sense, as will enable us to endorse the position of our own State as we do that of Ten nessee, or to use such other means as • may seem best to prevent our subjection to the men who have, by thei-tmaligni -1 ty, treachery and implacability, shown I themselves unfit to be trusted with ■ power. And we declare before the whole i country, and call upon our friendsevery where to witness our declaration, tliat we firmly believe that if the proposed law becomes of effect and so continues, there will bo inaugurated sucli a system of ostracism as will of necessity compel Union men to leave the State. What may follow the antagonistic position of Virginia to the North is foreshadowed, ■ we fear, by the speaker's late address, i we leave for the reflection of those who • think for themselves. We conclude then, sir, by declaring • that we have not a word of complaint as • to their enjoying their lives, liberty, and - property; with them they cannot injure ; us, let them enjoy them to their utmost, i But.sir, we know too well their iniplaca i ble bitterness and Intolerence to consent to there acquiring political power, for us i surely as conies the day, so surely will i be inaugurated a system of civil excom munication that will, of necessity, com pel Union men to leave the State. CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION. On motion of Mr. Anders, it was re solved that a convention of the Union men of Frederick county be called to meet in the town of Winchester.on Mon day, the 7th day of August next, for the purpose of nominating delegates to the District Convention, to nominate a suit able person to represent this district in Congress, was unanimously adopted. On motion of Mr. Linn, the meeting adjourned sine die. Geo. W. Ginn, President, E.J. Brent, Secretary. — ■» Banquet to Gen. Sherman. LOUISVILLE, July 5.—A splendid banquet waa given to Major General Sherman, at the Masonic Temple, on Monday evening. The General address ed the meeting in one of his happiest ef forts, and distinguished military and civic orators contributed their eflbrts to ! the occasion. Independence day was appropriately celebrated at the' Fair ; Grounds. Dr. Gilbert delivered an oration, Col. Munday, candidate for Congress, made an eloquent speech in favor of the Con stitutional Amendment. General Bris bin advised negro suffrage, and the lay ing of a heavier tarritfon foreign manu factures, and holding the rebel States as Territories until they adopted Constitu-' tious extending the suffrage and putting away slavery. The colored people assembled in vast throngs at Johnson's Woods to witness the tnanoevers of colored soldiers. Eve rything passed off grandly, the pleasure of the occasion being only marred by a few cases of sunstroke. General Logan has issued an order for the immediate muster out of the entire , Army of Tennessee. The Hon. Nat. Wolfe died here on j Monday, and Dr. Benjamin B. Palmer ( died this morning. .- m m A Youthful NiAfßOD.—The country j around Tebessa is a capital fleld for tlie t sportsman, and not only the French, ' but the Arab also, gratify their taste and ( exercise their skill in the manly relaxa- ' tion. There are, however, not many a who, after the feather tribe, venture be- s yond the hyeua. A few dare to encoun- j ter the dreaded lion, among these few , the most renowned is an intrepid youth > only eighteen years of age. Nearly 1 twelve lions have fallen by the dauntless courage of this youthful Nimrod, who invariably follows and assails his fero- < cious victim single-handed. M. Flat.rs, 1 who related to me several of the young '< Bedouin's adventures, describee him as ' Sosseßsing nothing id his appearance in- t icative of a lion-slayer. His expression ' of countenance is mild and amiable, and i his frame is very slim. The gun which he uses (and it the only weapon he car ries besides a knife) is an Arab single barrel, so wretched tbat it is tied up with twine; but so sure is he of his aim that not once has he missed lodging his bul let in the fatal spot, and that bullet nev er fails to secure him the skin of a lion His steady and patient perseverance is surprising. Upon a scanty supply of provisions he is known to have subsist ed and tracked a lion for nearly two months, watching him closely by day, and sleeping near him in Borne tree or crevice, or cavern at night, until the opportunity presented itself for him to ' fire with certainty of success, for untU that opportunity does present Itself he never attempts to Are.-_?«,-«<<' Cities of 'lAJrioa. From South Carolina. PLANTERS' AND FREEDMEN'- CON TRACTS. Bubjoined will be found an order having reference to the making of contracts be tween planters and freedmen, recently issued by Brevet Major General Hatch : IIIADfItJABIEItS NOHTHIR- DIS—IOT, D. 8., \ Cuabuston, S. (.'., June 23, 16C-J Oeneral Orders No. 62.—1t has come to the knowledge of the District Com mander, that in some of the contracts ' made between planters and freedmen, a clause has been introduced establishing a system a\'peonage— the freedmanbind ing himself to work out any debt he may hereafter incur to his employer. All contracts, made under authority from these headquarters, will be understood as merely temporary arrangements to in sure the cultivation of the ground for tlie present season. Any contract, made under the above authority, which con tains provisions tending to peonage, will be considered null. The officers having charge of contracts will examine them carefully, and when they are found to contain such clause, will notify the plan ters that new contracts must be made, in which the objectionable feature will be omitted. Contracts will be simply worded; whilst acknowledging the free dom of the colored man, such express ions as "freed by the acts ofthe military forces of the United States" will not be permitted. The attempt to introduce anything into the contract which may have tlie appearance of an intention, at some future day, to contest the question ofthe emancipation of the negroes will be reported to the commander of the sub district, who will examine into the an tecedents ofthe person making the at tempt, and report upon the case to dis trict headquarters. By command of Brevet MaJ. Gen. John P. Hatch. AFFAIRS IN THE INTERIOR. The Charleston Courier ofthe 28th ult. says : Parties recently arrived from the in terior report that as a general thing the planters are taking the oath of allegi ance and making contracts with the freedmen. We hope there may be no mistake in the reports thus brought in, although we are inclined to believe that some few planters may yet be found who have not complied with the established orders in reference to tho matter of la bor. We will take this opportunity again to repeat what we have so often expressed, that if theplanters, one and all, are not blind to their own interests, , they will not hesitate a day to put into Eractice the systeuiof free labor. It will c the surest and speediest step towards securing a Civil Government in the State. We have conversed recently with a number of planters who have adopted this new system, and they declare that it works admir-bly. The yield of their lands this season will far exceed their anticipation. SECRETARY OF THE "CONFEDERATE TREASURY." George A. Trenholm, Secretary of the Treasury of the late Bichmond Govern ment, arrived in Charleston on the 30th ult., having been released on parole. mm* From Cincinnati. Cincinnati, June 6.—Major General Ord, to-day assumed commando/ the Northern Military Department, Head quarters at, Detroit. Major General Hooker will leave here in a few days for New York to relieve General Dlx. Two soldiers were run over and killed near Indianapolis yesterday. Henry Winter Davis in his Chicago speech on the Fourth, took strong grounds in favor of negro suffrage and the Monroe Doctrine. A locomotive exploded at Centralla, Illinois, on the Fourth, killing the en gineer and fireman. m*B*M Speech by Oeneral Sherman Major General Sherman visited the Merchants Exchange in Cincinnati last Saturday afternoon, and addressed the members present as follows:— 1 ' Oentlemen—l have come here simply on your bidding. I have no contracts to give out. I have been in the Com missary Department, not here, but in J St. Louis, before I went to carry on war in the South and West. That war is happily ended, and the credit is due partly to me, partly to the soldiers and partly to yourselves, for I recognize the fact that war cannot be carried on with out citizens who must pay tho bill. It is not a note in bank, but it will come to you in the shape of taxes. No coun try has such a future before it as ours, and in that future commerce has to play a prominent part. You can send your goods to New Orleans, and thence to all creation. "I want to go wherever I choose in this country; and if any one should try to stop me from going down the Missis sippi or anywhere else, I should shoot him. [Laughter.] But a short time ago you were told that your boats could not go below Vickshurg. The country at the mouth of the Mississippi was pur chased at a cost of fifteen million dollars Tennessee and other States had before declared that If they were denied the right of way they would -filibuster through. We have a right to every drop of water in the Mississippi, and, tb_m- God, we have made that right good. In doing this I have simply blen your agent It has been accomplished by the acts of soldiers. General Grant and my. sell have acted together. The river is now clear, and you can send your whis key and corn to New Orleans, and get your price for them. I suppose that your curiosity to see me has been grati fied, and I will therefore retire." — *se*mm Queen Victoria is expected to go to Germany in August, where there is to be a family meeting and theinuguration of a statue to the late Prince Albert, fot whom, as a London high-class Journal said the other day, "she is still pleased to mourn." This is very much like the expression of the lady who said she "en joyed very poor health." _ ■. The Credit System.—The Cincin nati Gazette makes the following men tion of the re-opening ol*the trade in dry goods between that city and the South:— It was developed to-day that the credit syWem is getting a footing ln the dry goods trade again, and that this is ex tending to the South. Goods have been sold to Southern merchants within the last few days on four months' time. Bankers were felt as to their disposition in regard to the paper. The response was unfavorable. However merchants may be disposed to take risks, now that the trade is dull, capitalists are very de cidedly opposed to the re-establishment of the old credit system. , TERMS THE NORFOLK POST Off.— the best terms to Adtiktueki, and lv pri. M w ||j alwayi conr—i*. ml with the general advertlilng rati, j B ...ther cltie*. Twilti vms or lew will i-nn»»itut* a square. For a .Ingle insertion per ttfemt* ONK DOLLAR wlil — charged, anil for each —ilisi.i)urat tuserttou TWE-TV FIVR CENTS. Merchants, Auctioneers ftml nil others who adrertls* regularly, and occupy one-fourth of a column or mors, __ make special ternn, anil will receive a liheral deduction. Busiues* Curds, riTI Dollar 9 per month or r_—t dol urn per year. All transient advertisements payable in advance—ill others monthly. At the Getteysbiirgcelebration, on the 4th of July, Colonel C. G. Halpine,well known as Private Miles O'Reilly, read the following suggestive and appropriate poem: THOUGHTS OF THE PLACE AND TIME. As men beneath souie pang of grief, Or sudden joy will dumbly stand, Finding no words togivo relief- Clear, paulon-warm, oompl— t anil brief— To thoughts with whU l.'il—ir .oul. exp.ad*. 1 So here to-day—these trophi-s nigh— 1 Our lips no fitting words can roach * Ihe hills around—the ,-1..,-..,;,.- B ky— The silent poem of the cyo ,' Surpass, all the art. of sycech I To-day a nation meets to build J A nation's trophy lo the dead, Who, living, foi-nied her nvord and -hi.ld— The arm. the aadly learned to-wleld When other hope ol ji.-nce had fled And not alone for those wAo 11. I In honored gn. yes before vi blent, J Shnll onr proud column, broad and high, Climb upward to th* -unlln. aky, But bo fot nil a n—utiment An emblem of our grief, as well * For others a* for those, we rai.o; I For thoie beneath our feet who dwell And all who in the good cause fall On othor field., in other frays. To all the Mlf-same love we bear I Which hero for until.le memory strive*. ' No soldier for a wreath would care I Which all true comrades might not share— Brothers in death as In their Uvcs! Ou Southern hill .lib -, patched and blown, In tangled riramp, on verdant ridge, Whero pines nnd bron 1 — ing oaks look dowtf, And Jasmine wenre* lt« yellow crown, And trumpet creepers clothe the hedge, Along the shores of endless sand, Beneath the palms of Southern plain*, Sleep everywhere, hand locked In hat—, The brother! of tho gallant band Who here ponred life through throbblag *_v Around the closing eyes of all TUeianie red glories glared aai flaw— The toning llugi, the bugle-call, ■ The untitle of the angry ball The elbow —mch of comrade, true I The ski: uiish lire—a ipntlering spi ay; The long, .harp growl of fire by 111*. I Tho thickening fury of the fray When opening batteries get in play , And the lines form o'er many a mile The foeman's yoll, our answering cheer Red flushes through the gathering smok.. Swift orders, resonant and clear, ' Blithe cries from comrades tried and dear, . The shell-ream and the sabre stroke; 1 The rolliog tire from left to right, (From right to left we hear its swell ; Thu headlong chareoa, swift and bright, The thickening tumult of the tight And bursting tlntnders of the shell L Now closer, denser gr< .w» UM strife, ( Aud here we yield, and there w* gain * The aii with hurting missile* rife, Volley for volley, life for life- No time to lie., the cries of pain ' Panting aa up the hills w* charge . Or down them as we broken roil. Life never felt so high, to large, And never o'er ao wide a marge Iv triumph swept the kindling *oul! New rapture, waken ln the breo*t Amid thla hell of scene and lound; [ The barking bsitterie* never rest, i And broken foot, by horsemen preesed. Still stubbornly coniest their ground. IFresta waves of battle rolling In To take tbe place of shattered wave*; Torn line* that go more b*nt and thin— A blinding cloud, a maddening din— 'Twas thus were filled th.ice very graves! **•**♦*•*•. " r Night fall* at length with pity ing vail, ■ A moonlit silence deep *nd frnb', Tbe*e upturned" feature, cold and pale. Vainly the chill night dews aniall— 1 Forcolder than the dews their flesh I Aud flickering far through brush and wood Go searching parties, torch in baud— " Seize if you can some rest and I. i, At dawn the fight will bo renewed, Sleep on your a rmi!" tbo bull—d command They talk in whisper, a* they lie In line—these rough and weary men ; * "Deador but wounded!" theu a ilgh "No coffee either " "Guess we'll try To get those two guns back again." "We've Aye flag* to their one ! oho!" "That bridge 'twas hot there as w« paised " "The Colonel dead! It con't be so . Wounded and badly—that I know; But he kept saddle to the last.'', "Be sure to send it If I fall-" "Any tobacco! Bill, havo you!" "A brown haired, blu*«yed, laughing doll-. " "Hood-night, boy*, and God keep you all 1" "What, sound nsl.iep 1 Guess 111 sleep, tool" "yes, Just about this hour they pray For Dad—" " Slop talking' pass t_A worJ I" And soon as quiet aa the clay Wkich thousands will but bo neit day, The long-drawn sighs of sleep are hoard. Oh, men' to whom this .ketch, tbongb md., Call, back some scene of p*in and prid.; Oh, widow! hugging close your brood, Ob, wife! with bappineu renewed, Since he again Is at your side; This trophy tbat to-day we raise Should b* a monument for all, And on Its aide, no niggard ;.l , 1. .- Con-no a ganeroui Nation', praise To tu..so who here havo chanced to (Ul. But let vi all to-day combine Still other monuments than this to r*i«*; . Tlere for tbe Dead we build a ibtine, And now to thoie who, crippled, pine, Let us give hope of happier dayi 1 Let Home* for these «sd wricka of war Through ail th. land with speed arl*«; Tongues cry from every (.-aping scar Let not onr brother's tomb debar Tb. w.-eni!- living from your eye. _ _oM» day,. deed as good, „ nob!, ---ii" lv which 'ti* done, Th. Bli tiiday of onr NatiuU—od And here again the Nation stood, On thli same day—lts life re-won I A bloom of banners ln the air, A double calm of sky and soul; Triumphal chant and bugle Mar* And green Sold* spreading bright ud _r» While Heavenward our Hosannu roll Hoaanna, for a land redeemed, The bayonet sheathed, tb* connon dumb, Passed a* some horror we have dreamed, The fiery meteors that hero streamed. Throating within our horn— to com*. Again our banner float* abroad, Gone tlie one atain th,- on It fell. And bettered by His chastening rod. With it-earning *yei uplift to God, W* say, Hi Don. an rui-o* nu I —__ _♦*. The London Saturday Review sayt that it is now understood that the pub lication of the second volume of the French Emperor's "Life of C«_ar" is to be postponed until the fall of the year. The eminentpainter.M. Gerome.isalpre sent en-raged upon a full-length portrait of Julius Cesar, which is to be engrare _» * Avat-tpiece for the next volum*.