PBhli.hed EVERY MORNINO (Snniln.y'.Exeeptasl).
NO. 18 ROANOKE SQUARE,
and sold to Dealers and News Boys at
THREE DOLLARS PER HtISftRKD
or .ant to subscribers by mall at the rata of
TEN DOJ.LA._B PER YEAR
payable in advance. Single copies, at tho counter, FIVE
Ri -~i ■~,. hi tlm city of Norfolk or Portsmouth, u_.ii
Bg the paper left regularly nt t Inn homes or pl„, ,i_ of
I n .in.'. ■.. will be served by a carrier, by leaving tho nalße
and address at the counting-room of the publieatMn
office. They will settle with the carrier weekly for tke
One Dollar to Richmond!
THE NEW FAST AND MAGNIFICENT STEAMERS
thomas a. Morgan,
thomas Toll yer,
CARRYING THE UNITED STATES. MAIL AND
ADAMS EXPRESS FREIGHT.
These Steamers Mill leuv. the Government Wharf, Nor
folk, dully, on nnd after Monday, Sent 1)11 h, at nli o'clock,
A. M., for Rii'limond, touching at Portsmouth, filii Point,
City Point.and the different landing- ou .lames River. "
N<>e _peii-c bus been spared in titling out these steam
ers expressly for day tmrvlers.
They have lurge, open, airy saloons, from which all 01.
--ects of inter, „t along the route may be seen.
Travellers tuking these Steamers will arrive in Rich
mond .if a Biiir-h earlier hour tb in by any other line, as
their ipaad is un«urpn.-sed.
Through Tickets cau be procured on these Steamers to
Petersburg, Lym-hbnrg and Dnnvllle, and connect with
tlm trains running West and South. •
These Steanii rs are under tin. Superintendence of Col.
M. N. Fulls, and run in connection wilk tho Bnltiuior.
Steam Packet Company's Steamers.
The Public may be .insure I that under no circumstan
ces will the Steamers on this Line he withdrawn.
No combination or reducti if the rates of cither fare
or freight— nothing will force them to have the people
whom they have einlenvored to serve, through pros|,eritv
and adversity, for the past lliirly years.
The Steamer, of the Ilnltiiiior'o Steam Packet Compa
ny—'- Old Line"—will rag the Che.npcnko Bay ami the
Fare from Norfolk to Baltimore 14 Oil
Round Trip Ticket-' 6 1)0
Throu_.li Tickets at reduced rates.
Their Tallies are supplied with all the Delicacies of Ihe
-lay- Ile sure to inquire for the FALLS LINE.
For freight ~r passage apply to th. Clerk of the
Steamers, or to THUS. 11. WEBB,
octl9-tf Agent, Norfolk, Vu,
INTERIOR OF NORTH CAROLINA!
CARRYING THE UNITED STATES MAIL.
The Only and Entirely New Eoute. .
The Steamer- of title lino will leavomail wharf, Norfolk I
for Newbern, on the arrival of the hunts from Baltimore
on Tuesdays, Tliiir.-idiiys and Saturdays.
' Returning, will leave Newbern Tuesdays, Thursday, I
and Sat nrdiiys, colli ting with railways for Goldsl,orough, I
Raleigh, Weldon, Beaufort, Morehrad City and Wilnting- I
Tin. various lines of Railways are nenliy all completed
in the Statecf North Carolina, and passengers will have
little or no dillieulty in reaching their destination on any
of the lines of Iti.itway.
The boats are of tlie first class, and commanded by men
of experience. win, will see no pains spared to make pas
Being ititiiely an Inland Rente, It will befonnd fsr more
pleioiiiit than by a sea rente.
_t_J-Frelirhttiili*nat Low Rates.
For further information, apply to
W. C. EDWARDS,
Roanoke Island, N. C.
Pro. Ot--", Newbern, N 0. )y i—tf
I JOB N i:\VJ_KRN.-Independent
line of steameis will run hotween Norfolk, Roanoke
1-1;, ml mid Newbern. touching at all intermediate land,
iligs—connecting at Newt,em with Rallrisid lor all points
In tlie interior of North Carolina. A Sti-uincr will leave
wharf fool of Commerce street every MONDAY. WED
NESDAY and FRIDAY, on arrival of the Raltimorii
boats, eonne.tit'g with tin, line and lust Steamer '-TAMI
tiEND.' Leonard .Muster. Rimming, -TAMINEND"
will leave Newbern every MONDAY. WEDNESDAY mid
FRIDAY, on arrival of Western trains. For further par
ticulars apply to -C. E. STAPLES,
sepltO—tf No. Ut WideWuter street, Norfolk, Va.
15 o - Old Dominion copy.
"YTEW LIKE STEOERS,
FOR IJAI/riMOKK, DAILY, AT tfU P. M.
" RICUMON l>, ■* " %%\ A. M.
From Wharf -'<>-•- nt T-nanf-W and Main.*.! .S-juaroe.
Carrying Ihirndftts end ilriiV* Exprrs*.
The Steamers of th.H list are fill now, nml their re
markaldr need in dqa to their oonitractJoD. tho most ap-
Drore-I Modern M-wlels of the fwt lludiun river steamer*
having ham adopted, '*
Tho superiority nf thone models ptves them a great ad
vantage, over tho hnalsnf the old stylo of nnval comtrur
ttuit, and tin' newneu of their ltoilers aud Machinery
jrnartwtees to tlie public their perfect eiiloty.
It ia hardly Dect-eeary to inform our patrons that, with
their jiowerful Machinery Mid fine water iiues, they do
not reqnfro tho slightest approach to *'racing" to oim
hie thorn to attain a much hotter rate of spend than any
bofttM in tbyirmtet-U
The NKW LXBTIS i" composed of the following elegant
j-i'lf Uhiil .St outliers, snperhly litti'il up with Saloon* ,iip!
single and family Stato Kooms:
GEOKGE LKARY, Caft. RTiAkeman.
JAMKI< T. BRADY, Capt. Lantus.
CITY POINT, Captain Talbot.
DICTATOR, Capt. Dkerixo.
MAUKNTA, Capt. TUULsra.
Tho TARTJ.S are snppHod with every luxury the mar
kets aftbrd, and e.ptal to tirst-flawa hotel lure; and. md-
WithltatldtDg the raperfof advantage., offerod to the pob
lic to point of elegance, comfort, tmtcty and speed, the
lures aro a* low ll hy any Miter lino.
They connect with tho elegant New Lino of Steameri
for Newbern, Kdenton, Plymouth; and all other points
iv North Carolina.
PaHHenirers trniirderred to nml from all depots, and Img-
handled free of chnigc.
They navi(_rato tho .lame*river entirely in tho day, thui
nflordiiiK pionengor;) time for Being the fortifications,
Dutch flap and Slier objects of interest.
E-CCURSIpN TICKET to Haltimme aud Richmond at
The Prop, it-torn of the Line are now negotiating for
one of the iito-t nperh and fast Uwwi at tho limlr-on
river to run on (lit* Joiner, riv- r, and intend to make
their l.mo the permanent iuntilutlou of Norfolk; and.
grateful lor tho very large (dime of patronage they
have alreinly received, retmett a continuance of the
puhlie favor. 11. V. TOMI'KTNS, Agffnt.
A. W. Pmw, Snji't New I,ine IySU-Sw
TCTEW YORK AND VIUGINIA
ffTKAMSHII' COMPANY, TtKOULAft LIMB.
MOST PLKASANT, RKLI AIiLK ANU CIIMKOItTATILK
Tho ftni», commoilioii noil powerful Ptriiroships,
I.SOO TONS RIIKTiIKN, CAI'T, (iSO. W. COUCH,
1,500 TONS E"?!TIIEN.CAI'TAIN JOHN TIIOMWSON,
Will lisve Smilli's Wlmrf, Timn I'ninl, for Neiv V.irk.
evory TUKSKAV nml SATI'IIIIAY cvi niiijr. lit S oVIo-k.
Ri'tiirnitie, will I,'iivi 1 New Y,,rk finiu I'ii-r ___, Xnrth
Itiver, an r.v SATUIIHAY aad W-DHBBDAT, at 12 M.
ftsmm a- nnd Fui-e, with Bttpaclnr .tut,-rnutu iKcouimo
lor troinlit Bf BBBHaa, 88811 to
11. UI'd.NEKF.N k I'M.MORE.
Affi-nts, New York
J.M. SMITH * RRO., Accnts, Town I'i.iut, Horfo-t.'
/I EORGE SANUSTEK,
2i. Marlet Srnmrr, Norfolk, Va.
WINES AND LIQUORa,
I Si. I-. I: ;11 K. I; I; , TOBACCO AND SEOARS.
111.l II STREET, PfIRTSMOtfTR,
SYCAMORE PTREHT, Prtsrsiii)»;B,
MAIN Blin Rioßvo-D.
PURE SPARKLING SODA
DRAW N FROM
MATTHEWS' SILVER FOUNTAINS
WITH ALL THB CHOirR THl.flT STROPS.
SPARKLING KWKKT HOCK,
A VERY ItELIOIOLS IIUVKRAOK,
CAM BE FOUNII *T
W. E. LEWlS'Drugstore,
j, _i—tf 4 Main St. mulrr the Atlantic Hotel.
.11 Mll.Bl Pqnnr., Nnrlolk, V».,
Wholesale, snd Hetail llenlr.rs in
C 10 A R « ,
tht MoMk §HL
VOLUME 1. NORFOLK, VA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1865. NUMBER 110.
\ TLAN TI C C6A STM AIL
FO R N B W YORK!
THE NKW AND FIRST CLASS SIDE-WHEEL
HATTERAS AND ALBEMARLE.
I>uvi> Norfi.lk for Now York v fnllows:
HATTERAS, Capt'n Lewis Parish,
Will IMTS Dickson's Wharf every WEDNESDAY nt 8
n'rloi-K, ... M
ALBEMARLE, Cavt. H. A. Botinxi.,
Will leave Dickinson'* Wlmrf -very SUNDAY nt I
o'chs'k, A. M.
i PHnnnW this line will l>e unly one night tit sea.
Ships leave New Turk every
WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY,
nt 1 -.; jt, from i'ier No. ::t>, North Kiver.
The.c Ships Inive superior !%___—___—__—_oßl_ fur imasen
:.i i - mul freight.
The undersigned having been nppointed Agent for the
uliove Line, rape,-tfnlly solicits the pat-Man »f his
friends anil the puldic, ,-isstiring lheln Hint he will use his
best endeavors 1,, give _u.lirilu.-f ion to hi. patrons, whli li,
from 11 long experience in this liustlics,- te' li eh ee1,11,1, nt
he can do.
Fur Freight nr Passage, nppl v to me lit Dickson's Wharf
8. 0. ELLIOTT. -
Agent, in New York, Messrs. LIVINGSTON, FOX *
CI., ill Broadway. wt-4- if
D O R PII I LAI)EL, PHi A .
. IlfCIIMONI) AND NOKFOLK STEAM PACKET
COM CAN V- ft KM I-W F.EK I. V.
tniß I. ink is cumpohf. n i. r til
SWIFT, FIRST CLASS STEAMERS
(CAPTAIN .1. ROIIINSON;)
(CAPTAIN K. ROBrNSON;)
Anil oi,,- of them will leave 11 (gains' Wharf, Norfolk,
every TUB-DAY mul SATURDAY, Itiiniirig v Semi-
Weekly Line of fast and reliable Steamers, with (800
paaaenger ar.cohilii,,dati,ins mul plenty of freight room.
For In iitht f which will be taken nt low rates, or pus
sage) apply to
THOS. P. CROWELL .. CO., Agents,
Iliggiiis' Wharf, or No.D Campbell's Wharf,
*&- One of these Steamers leaves Philadelphia every
WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY fur Norfolk,
J M PORT AN T TO TRAVELLERS
THE OLD AND KST AR LI RUED
BALTI MORE STEAM PACK ET CO.,
la well and sj favorably known to the Puhli- a. the
M. N. FALLS' LINE,
Ar« ntiw Himning their Favorite Stenmors
louls I A N a ,
CAPT. (lEO. W. nL'SSELL;
CAPT. JAMES CANNON;
Of. ORG E AN A,
CAPT. P. PIARSON.
Tiieyeave the Uoverianientl Wharf, Norfolk, daily at
ftU o'clock, and High strnet Wharf, Portsmouth, ut 4
o'clock, P. M., for Baltimore, touching at Old Point.
These Steamers carry the 11. 8. Mall and Adams' Express
Freight, nnd for freight ami passenger accommodation.,
Passengers taking the.c Steamers antra inßnltiinore In
time to eonnsct. with the early trains tn Washington and
uli points North and West.
Through tickets can lie procured on these Steamers fer
Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and all points
Nurtl. and West.
Raj-gaye checker! tn all point, free of charge, and .pe
dal nt te-ji nut given to their delivery.
These Steamers run iv connection with Hie celebrated
Stteauicra THOMAS COLLYER and M. MARTIN, of the
Norlolk and Richmond Line.
Any information desired will lie cheorfully given by the
Clerks of the Steamers ~,• on application lo the office o
the Company in Norfolk. '
«_>- lie siiro tn inquire for the FALLS' LINE.
THOS. H. WEBB, Agent.
aunM—tf_ Norfolk, Va.
170R E_D__NTON. 7 Pi7VMOUTH
-1 WILLIAMSTOM, AND ALL INTERMEDIATE
I I..Mi I MIS.
The fust Str. "JENNY LIND" Capt. J. C. Snow,will run
on the above line in place of tho str. " CLARION," from
wharf foot of Commerce Street. Freight taken at low
rate.. For freight or pn amine apply to
• . CYRCS E. STAPLE?,
No, i:t 1\ ide-Vv ster street,
net.—tf Norfolk, Va
SORFOLK TO FORT MONROE, RALTIMORE, RICH
MOND, MATTHEWS COUNTY AND CHERRYSTONE,
c.iftimxa Tnr. ORrAT
IT A R X .DUX'S EXPRESS.
The following Fl_-.tC.a_. Side-Wheel Steamers, witb
iiii-ui |, c- .d aecotiviuodiif ions, tinmcly :
GEORGE I.EARY, Capt. Blakeman,
JAS. T. BRADY, Capt. Landis,
Leave for Ilallimore, DAILY, at 3)/, o'clock, P. M., arriv
ingin time to connect with all"the oarly train..
CITY POINT, Captain Talbot,
MAGENTA, Captain Baulsir,
Li an, for Richmond, DAILY, at 0 o'clock, A. M. Stato
II ll furnished FREE of CIIAIIHE. .)
These Steamers nil leave troth New Lino Wharf, foot of
Roanoke end Market Square. I
Through tirk.-t. sold lor Philadelphia, New York, and )
all the |i\ ineiual cities West. Passengers and Imgguge |
bikeli fr,,m limit to ears free of charge,
Tlm Steamer, all touch at FORT MONROE, and cou- <
keel With each other, going and i-uliirning. i
Fee. any information regarding Freight or Passage, or (
•ecu ring State Rooms iv advance, apply ut the OHlee en
tlie wharf. 11. V. TOMPKINS
aepil—tf Agent. t
E'~ ALTIMORE - STEAM PACKET j
STEAMER "EOLUS," <
NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH TO FORT MONROE, ,
EASTERN SHORE, .MATHEWS COUNTY,
OI.OCCKSTER AND YORKTOWN. I
r.ißßYlxa THE IXITEIi STATES MAIL.
The Ni w ami Fast Stuniiu r " EOLUS," Captain V. :
McCvimirl-. will eommenre her regular trips lo the above
named plures on the oth SEPTEMBER. I
This Mteamer will leave tlm O'overtUDent Wharf, Nor
«ilk, DAILY, at 6V, ami Portsmouth at 7 o'clock, A. JL,
' MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY,
t,r Chi cv.tolie—every ...
TUESDAY. THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
flu Mithews luiil lljoiioester coiintiea and Yorktown,
ton, hing utOkl i'einf. <_ollig and r,'tinning on each liip.
This Stesmer , onliet Is witii file _laitillu.ro Stestu ;
Pneliet t.'oni|siliy's Steamers '■ LI.IL'ISIANA'' and "ADE
LAIDE."' for ltaltiiiioie, mid the Steamer. -TllilllAS '
COLLYI'.R uud '-I.ll'Y OF ItICII-MOiSX)," lor City Point
Through tickets sold on this Steamer to Balfimore,
City Point, Richmond and In r .onßectioßS.
Thin Steamer is especially a.liipled t,, tlie service in
which she has been i leiu-ed, being very Fust fliaving ,
taule tie- trip in hours less than any stcanier on the
rout,'), having Fin,-Aiioiiinioilatioiis, and is noted as mi '
cjeelietit Sit, Boat, and will make her trips regardless of
For freight or passage, apply to the clerk of the Steam
er, or'at tii. Otlieo oj tho Company.
Fare to Old Point Me.
Fare to Mathewa, llloucester, Vorklueti and
Cherrystone II M
Fare froia Cherrystone, Mathews anil.lih.me_
ler counties and Yorktown to Baltimore C. 00
" " " » Hiehnmnil 4 00
TIIOS. 11. WEIHI,
.eplG—tf A gent ._
1"a n _Tat Kit
Nn.!2, r ) Market Square, Norfolk, V.,
SOLE AOKNT FOR
HUBBEL'S GOLDEN BITTERS,
THE FINEST IN TIIEWORLDI
j IAS 3OF AiTETITE.
For;.ale by the quantity at a .light advance on the
1« ■ MatketSiioßre.
\IT A L X I N Q C A N E S AND
In (real variety, for sal- by
;B. M. DUNN 4 CO
JJ 12V_.M ii Main StreeU
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1866.
HENRY WARD BEECHER EN
DORSER THE PRESIDENT.
The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher took
occasion on Sunday night to deny from
his pulpit, in Brooklyn, the authorship
of certain articles condemnatory of
President Johnson's policy, which had
been attributed to him and were doing
damage to the cause of peace and res
toration. He used the opportunity to
indulge in one of his periodical political
sermons, in which he gave his unquali
fied endorsement of President Johnson,
advocated forbearance and kindness to
wards the South, and declared that they
must regulate negro suffrage for them
selves, without the interference of the
North. Still, he thought it would bo
belter for the South to, admit the freed
iiK'ii to a full enjoyment of all the privi
leges of citizens. He thought with the
President "that all measures for the re
lief of the blacks must have the cordial
support antl countenance, of the South.
We here cannot aid them; they are at
arm's length, anil it is not wise for the
central general government to attempt
to regulate their afi'airs. The laws and
interests of tho government and our
selves will prove of no avail if they are
hoslll * and unpleasant to the white men
of the South."
He thought the idea of Mr. Montgom
ery Blair in favor of negro colonization
and separation from the whites prepos
terous. Speaking of General Lee, he
said that he was pained to see the many
unjust criticisms upon that gentleman
on the occasion ot his late installation
as President of Washington College.
He thought that timing the war General
Lee conducted himself without unneces
sary violence, and when he laid down
his sword "who," he asked, "could have
been more modest, quiet or honorable
than he? " He hoped that General Lee
would prosper in his new avocation,
feeling sure that the youth under his
charge would be well drilled.
NATURAL HISTORY OF BABIES.
Babies are of two kinds, male aud
female, and are usually put up in pack
ages of one, though sometimes two, iv
which cases they are called twins, when
nearly of the same age. They are not
confined to any particular locality, but
are found plentifully distributed over \
all parts of the inhabited countries.f-
Their ayes are various and have a wide
range. We have known them as young ,
as 'tis easy to calculate time on a Watch
dial, ami then again we have seen them
where they have acquired the healthy
age of twenty-five, with a fair prospect
of advancing still further into baby
hood. Their weight depends a great
deal on their heft; but as they have
twenty-one j ears to grow in before it
costs them anything, it don't matter so
much how big they happen to be when
Probably babies have more pet names
than any other article of their size. In
tlie tender years of life, say the first
two, they are lovingly addressed by such
endearing names as Old Beautiful,
Sweetness, Honeycomb, Him Darling,
Papa's Hope, Old Blessed, Mama's Joy,
Noble Andsome, supposed to be a con
tradiction of Old Handsome, and hun
dreds of other appellations which we [
never could translate.
For several years, until they get old
enough to play out of doors and soil
their faces, their lives are one long con
tinuousgameof Copenhagen, everybody
laboring under the delusion that all
babies are for is to kiss, ceusequeutly to
see one is to kiss it. We cannot recol
lect of eyer finding ourself in tlie
presence of a baby, but what the fond
mother would say to it, "Now, be a
good, little deary, ana give gentleman a
nic« kiss." Of course we accent it, ,
though kissing ain't our forte. We are
naturally modest, and don't care to be '
seen kissing anybody. Wo don't hanker
after it as some of our friends do. We '
are willing to kiss a pretty girl occa
sionally tot her mother's sake, or even
for her own, rather than .have any (
trouble, yet we think, if said pretty girl '
owed us a kiss, we should much prefer '
to have it remain on interest to having
it paid when it became due; we never j
should present our bill and demand
payment—Hot if we continue perfectly
sane. We understand that there are j
quite n number of persons who differ I
from us in .regard to kissing; if so let
them differ, we cannot stop to argue the
point, as our subject treats of babies.
The monotony of babies' lives is
varied by such little incidents as an at- ,
tack of the measels, mumps, or croup, '
and we would not neglect to speak of '
cutting teeth. A baby that has safely
got through all these infantile, troubles
a considered worth some seventy-five
dollars more than one who has them in
prospect. The diseases, are, however,
easily treated, and in caseof the measels,
all that is necessary is to have'thent
"breakout" well, "and see to it that
they don't " strike in." With mumps,
just let them " mump" round a day or j
two, and they will enme out all right. !
With the croup it is necessary to ,
"strike ile"—generally "goose ile" — t
and if applied in season, 'twill soon ,
lubricate the throat, without much trou- ,
ble. Cutting teeth runs longer than
ell In r of the other diseases, yet by a
timely investment ia a rubber ring and ,
rattle, you get rid of a doctor's bill.
When we were young, we cut our teeth ,
on a silver dollar, but as dollars are now
made of paper, they don't stand the
wear antl tear of a whole set of teeth,
antl it is cheaper iv the end to invest in
a rubber ring.
Learning to walk and talk are two
achievements about which too much
cannot be said. The walking, though
it is a mere nothing compared to talk
ing, yet it is more dangerous, ami acci
dents oftener occur; still they usually
acquire the art with necessary breaking
off some crockery or furniture which
they frantically clutch in order to save
a full. During the season of practicing,
nothing can drop in the house, or al
least noise be made, but what mother
will drop whatever she has in her hand
anil cry out, " There goes Willie; what
has lie done now?" and rush to tlie
scene of action, to find, perhaps, a
flower-pot on the floor, and Willie en
gaged in scattering its contents about
the room. After clearing up the debris,
the mother returns to her work thank
ing her stars that it was* only a choice
verbena that was ruined, and not
Their conversation in the beginning is
a little difficult to understand. They
abreviate a great deal, and throw aside ail
pronouns as perfectly useless. Listening
to their talk Is like attending an Italian
Opera; one hears the noise, but cannot
understand what it means. Tlie first
"papa" or "mamma," distinctly spoken,
is worth five dollars to either of the de
lighted parents. Babies must not only
talk themselves, but must be talked to";
and the amount of baby talk used in a
common sized family, is prodigious.
Baby's appearance opens a new field to
all. The oltl hands who have seen ba
bies before converso in the language
quite fluently, but 'tis ludicrous to hear
a beginner undertake to master this dif
ficult tongue. Talking baby talk is an
art which few everacquire lo perfection,
though, by a constant practice, tho most
stupid can partially acquire it, yet it
takes two or three generations of babies
to make a perfect linguist.
The effect a baby produces on a fami
ly, no matter how sober said family may
be, is wonderful to behold. It com
pletely turns the heads of all. If any
particular one behave more insane, or is
carried away more than the rest, we
think grandma will bear oil'the palm,
although pa,*ma, grandpa, aunt, uncle,
and along list of cousins, are not count
ed out by any means. We think the
mother acts the most sensible, though
even she has her weak points in regard
to baby, and will oeensionnly exhibit
a trace of insanity when dilating upon
his charms and accomplishment*.
Tbe effect babies have ou progression
is self-evident. No one ever knew a i
baby inferior to any preceding baby. '
On the contrary, each one is a little in ■
advance of any yet born ; and when we '
think of the vast number yet to be, and '
how every one will be a trille superior to
its predecessor, what, a glorious future '
awaits us! We shall eventually reach j
perfection. How can those persons who
believe that we retrograde instead of •
progress reconcile this fact with their '
Some people, a little enthusiastic, look I
upon a baby "as a thing of beauty '
and a joy forever." Now wo have seen
some whom we thought had a liberal
discount on their beauty and their "joy '
forever" would quickly vanish on httv
i tig to commence to cry and "refuse to
be comforted," when left in our charge,
nnd we busily engaged in reading ami
lt must be comforting to a man, no
matter how ugly or how despised he
may be, to think he was once a baby,
beloved by a large circle of relatives antl
friends. It is a comfort we would not
deny him. There Me quite a number of
this world's people who were not lovintr
ing babies a great while ; they arrived at
years when people ceased to love them,
quite early in life, and have never been
Babies resemble wheat in many re
spects- Firstly—neither are good for
much till they arrive at maturity. Sec
ondly—both are bred in the house, also
the flower of the family. Thirdly—both
have tobeeradlcd. Fourthly—both|are
generally well thrashed before they are
»~_—, . —, 1
MURDER AND ROBBKRY 1N
Yesterday morning, between 8 and I
o'clock, a diabolical murder was com
mitted at house No. 22, Thirteen-and-a
half street. It appears thnt Harriet
Wilkes, alias Haughton, had charge of
the bouse, and hail for some time past
lived with a man named Levi L. Far
well, alias Wilkes, who she alleged ill
treated her, and whom she had bound
over to keep the peace towards her for
six months, which time has about ex
pired. Yesterday morning the in mates '
of the house missed Harriet at the break- '
fast table, and one of them went to her '
room to see if she was in, but (bund her
absent. Her clothing was still in her
room, which caused a suspicion of foul
play, so those present searched the
house, and when they went to the closet '
in the second story, and adjoining her
room, they found it locked, and the key '
could not be found. They procured a ,
hatchet antl forced the closet door open,
when they found the dead body of Har
riet in a sittingposition against tlie walis
of the closet. They immediately sum
moned Dr. Phillips, No. 451 Thirteenth !
street, who repaired immediately to the '
house and found the body of the de
ceased still warm. He expressed tho !
opinion that the deceased had been
drugged with chloroform, strangled (as
fingermarks were on her throat,) drag- '
ged from the room, and stored away in '
the closet. Several of the inmates of '
tbe house testified that they saw Levi L.
Farwell, alias Wilkes, leaving the house
about nine o'clock yesterday morning '
by the back gate, and making his way ]
hurriedly up Thirteenth street. A con- '
pie of persons in the vicinity also stated
that they saw him leave the house at '
the time above mentioned, and James !
Swallwood stated that he spoke to him '
as he passed out. Two of the girls, dur
ing the morning, heard a stilled cry of '
murder, but supposed it was in the next '
house, where a man hatl been in Ihe '
habit of beating his wite.—Chronicle, of
The Next Congress.—The Chicago
Republican publishes a complete list nf i
the names of the members of the two '
Houses of the next Congress. In the
Senate, twenty-five States are now repre
sented by 88 Republicans antl Unionists, I
and eleven Democrats. According to I
the party division that existetl before I
the war, the House of Representatives
now stands, one hundred and forty Re- I
publicans antl Unionists, to fifty-one <
Democrats; but. on the great question of i
at once admitting the representatives of
the Southern States, or keeping them,
or most of them, for a longer period in j
probation, it is not probable that the j
same proportions will be preserved.— '
Should all the Boat-ten States now 1
without representation, whose senators <
and representatives are yet to be elected, I
choose Democrats opposed to negro suf- <
ftage, as is to be expected they will do, ]
and should they all be admitted, the I
Senate will then contain forty-seven <
Republicans and Unionists, and twenty- •
seven Democrats; and the House of •
Representatives would contain one '
hundred and fifty Republicans antl
Unionists, to ninety-two Democrats.
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Telegraph Charges. -The New-
York Times says, and we fully endorse
the remnrks as being just and well
spoken, that the cost of working a tele
graph is very small compared with that
of working a railroad or anything else,
and yet the charges in proportion are
higher. All the lines are making enor
mous dividends upon a capital three,
five and ten times multiplied above the
original cost. The shortest despatch
from Albany costs fifty cents, while on
the continent of Europe one can send a
message across the whole breadth of
France for a single franc. This matter
te beginning to command a good deal of
A Philadelphia paper tells a laughable
story of an incident of the recent Episco
pal Convention in that city. A party of
five clergymen set out to attend the in
auguration exercises of the American
Union Convention, which were, as they
understood, to be heltl at the Academy
of Music. The place of meeting had
been changed to another hall, hut of
this they knew nothing. Considering
themselves entitled to seats on the plat
form, the reverend gentlemen entered
by the stage door. They walked rapid
ly by the doorkeeper— whomistook one
of them for Edwin Forrest—and said
"good evening," and'were astonished to
find themselves between two lines ofsol
diers iv paper helmets. "Make less
noise, or you'l be heard in front," said a
grufl' sceue-shifter, and the unhappy
clergymen discovered that Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Kean were playing Jlamlct ami
Gertrude close beside them, antl that
only a thin canvas partition separated
them from actors and audience. Of
course they beat a hasty retreat, iust iv
time to avoid having their black coats
and white li. * exhibited to tho as
sembled thousands by a change of the
We have to credit the Independent
with the following jest: A correspond
ent, Mr. X., we will say, being on a
visit to New York recently, decided to
goon Sunday morning to hear Rev. Dr.
Chapin. To his regret, ou arriving at
the church, he found not that eminent
divine, but a .stranger, who preached
eloquently from the text, "Hut Simon's
wife's mother lay sick of a fever." X.
thought he would go to Plymouth
Church iv the afternoon, to hear Mr.
Heecher. There he I'ountl the same
stranger in the pulpit, and again he lis
tened to the expounding of the text,
"But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of
afever." Somewhat vexed at his ill
success, X., having liberal views, went
in the evening to Dr. Osgood's church.
What was his astonishment at being
compelled to listen again to tlie now fa
miliar sermon, from the same clergy
man. Having occasion next morningto
cross Ihe ferry, X. discovered his nej_t
neighbor to be the strange preacher,
with his sermon under his arm. "I
wonder what that ringing can be ?" sug
gested the stranger modestly, as a peal
of bells was heard from the opposite
shore. "I suspect,"relumed X. savage
ly,eyeing the niahuscript, "that Simon's
wife's mother must be dead, I heard in
several places yesterday that she was
very dangerously ill !" The rest of the
voyage passed without incident or con
Ca i.i FOB ni a Woolen MI I.l.X.—The Pi
oneer .Mill, nl I Hark point, Cal., has thir
ty-one looms at work now, consumes
annually 1,2(10,000 pounds of wool, em
ploys 220 laborers, pays out 1100,000
yearly in wages, uses a capital of $000,000,
and runs fifty-two sewing machines.
About one-fourth of the wool purchased
is used in making blankets, the impor
tation of which has now entirely ceased,
the home production having taken en
tire possession of the market. Nearly
half the product ion of the mill is flan,
nel, which is gradually crowding the
imported article out of the market.
About one-third of the wool cousumed
at, this mill is made into tweeds and cas
simeres, which is mostly made up into
clothing in San Francisco. Broadcloth
is not made there in quantity, because
of the scarcity of pure merino wool.
The Pioneer aud Mission Mills together
consume about 2,400,000 pounds of wool,
employ about 450 laborers aud $1,000,000
of capital, and pay out $200,000 iv wages
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Death Of Dr. Moriauty.—Dr. J. M.
Moriarty, formally years resident and
port physician at Deer Island, was sud
denly seized with illness yesterday, at
his residence in East Boston, antl died
in less than two hours after the attack.
Dr. Moriarfy's death is supposed to
have been caused by disease of the heart.
He was about, the city on Thursday, ap
parently in his usual good health. He
was probably the heaviest man in this
section of the country, his weight being
upwards of four hundred pounds. Of
large and practical benevolence the tie
cease of the doctor is quite a public loss.
Many poor people, as well as others in
better circumstances, will deeply mourn
his departure. He was in the With year
of his age.— Boston Transcript of Satur
The approaching change in our rela
tions with China is discussed with
earnestness in the English press. The
Shanghae correspondent of the London
3'imes states that hitherto the American
national representatives have been
treated with ill-concealed dislike, and
in some instances wilh contempt. He
attributes this fact partly to the absence
of an American fleet in Chinese waters,
and partly to the habit of making con
suls out 'of missionaries. Now that a
United States fleet is on the road to
China an extraordinary change is an
ticipated in the mutual diplomatic rela
tions of the two countries. The Times
speculates whether the first introduction
of the American fleet will not be of a
hostile character. The American citi
zen Burgevlne, for whose restoration an
imperative demand has been made by
the United Slates Consul, is believed to
have been either starved or executed. '
The Liverpool Post believes that in
future English chances in China will be
considerably affected by American
Tlie steamboat competition between
Richmond and Norfolk, Va., is getting
to be quite exciting. The old Bay Line
having reduced their fare to three dol
lars, the new line determined not to be
outdone, and orderetl a corresponding
reduction. Thereupon the old line re
duced to fifty cents. This was some
thing of a "stunner" to the new line,
but at a meetiug of their agents they
concluded that the public would not be
satisfied with the enormous fare of fifty
cents and reduced it to twenty-five. In
this section such a reduction iv fare,
where the boats furnish meals, as these
two lines of steamers do, would offer a
tempting inducement to one to take up
bis abode altogether on the steamboats.
— Siw York News.
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Fenianism.—General Sherman lately
appeared at a Fenian ball at St. Louis,
wearing the badge of the order. Gen.
Blair delivered a speech.
Mayor Brown, of Nashville, lately
presided at a large Fenian meeting in
Dan Voorhees and Judge Claypool
of Indiana, had a fight over some law
point, at Greencastle, in that State, a few
days since. It was a square fight, In
which nobody wis seriously hurt, but
cost them each $10. j
> General Howard, Commissioner of
■ Freedmen's Affairs, on the 18th Inst.,
' in an address at Charleston, S. C., ex
planatory of the objects of tbe Freed
men's Bureau and his present visit to
the South, delivered In the presence of
Mayor Macbeth, the Common Council
and prominent citizens of Charleston,
made some announcements of import
ance. The General spoke of the hostile
feelings toward the Bureuu in Charles
ton, and the Mayor acknowledged it,
antl said that he had no hope for the
country until civil law was completely
restored. That, the General said, was
the clamor of the politicians; but he
had generally found the planters favor
fa le to the continuance of tho Bureau's
superintendence of affairs. He himself,
as well as the President, was auxious
that civil law should be again untram
melled by the military: but the negroes,
having lost the protection of their mas
ters, need some guarantee for the safety
of their interests, aud until the Statu
allowed the freedmen to testify in its
courts he was free to say that the Bu
reau woultl continue. The President,
he stated, would be very chary of sur
rendering the State to civil law until »
stop was put to the outrages on the
blacks. The General gave encouraging
replies to those planters who are seek
ing a restoration of their property, ami
he hoped soon to see wholesome laws,
guaranteeing the rights of the freed
men, passed by the Legislature, and the
present difficulties between tho two
races settled. He announced his pur
pose of establishing courts, lo consist of
an army officer and two citizens, lo take
cognizance for the present of complaints
by or against the colored people. Gen.
Howard subsequently addressed the
negroes along the coast, aud then took
his departure for the State capital, to
confer with Governor Perry.
Thomembersof the provincial govern
ment, and their supporters In Canada,
are in a state of great agitation in regard
to the Fenian movement, as described
by our Toronto correspondence. The
Fenian order has been known to exist
there for years, but hasloccasioned little
concern until the occurrence of recent
events. Owing to what has transpired
in this country, England and Ireland,
the Canadian government has, It issaitl,
organized and distributed throughout
the province a force of spies; great ac
tivity is reported to prevail in military
affairs, changes in the disposition of
troops being made, garrisons being
strengthened in regions where the Irish
predominate, investigations regarding
the loyalty of officers antl soldiers being
Instituted, and arms being distributed
for the use of citizens known to be op
posed to Fenian designs. The custom
authorities are nervous over tbe recent
large importations of war munitions,
which it is believed ultimately find
their way into tbe hands of Fenians, and
it is rumored that tho present move
. meuts in Ireland are merely a ruse, and
that the grand design is, when England
'. has thrown her troops into that country
that the armed forces of the order on
, this side of the Atlantic shall seine Can
, ada, declare it an independent State, and
place it under the protection of the Uni
Sometime ago Hon, Mr. Graham, one
of the Senators from North Carolina in
the late rebel Congress, madeapplieation
to the President, through Governor
Holden, for pardon. Thepetition, itap
pears, was forwarded to Washington by
the governor, with the endorsement on
it that be not granted. Graham urged
as a reason for the granting of his peti
tion that he had always been an appo
nentof Jeff. Davis's policy, and that he,
while acting in his capacity as Senator,
materially assisted in the overthrow of
the rebellion. The action of Holden in
this matter is creating considerable of a
stir in North Carolina, and will assume
the shape of an issue in the gubernato
rial contest now going on. Graham's
friends claim that between him and
Holden the balance of loyalty—which
neither have, as yet, exhibited in any
eminent degree—is decidedly in favor of
the first named gentlemen.
General Bennett, commanding the
District of Charleston, S. C, has issued
an order directing the military to sur
render to the civil tribunals, where the
officers of the latter are duly qualified,
the adjudication of legal matters, ex
cepting such as relate to property in pos
session of the national government and
cases iv which negroes are Interested.
General Bennett has also countermanded
a previous order authorizing the organi
zation of colored militia. There have
recently been extensive restorations to
citizens of Charleston of property seized
by government. Nearly all the wharf
owners and several of the largest proper
ty holders of the city have again unre
stricted control of their former posses
A divorce suit is now going on in
Albany, between a prominent railroad
gentleman of that city and bis wile.
His wife claims that all her husband's
time away from home has not been de
voted to railway matters, but that he
has given more attention to certain
blue-eyed damsels than to his liege lady.
The testimony is said to be very ro
mantic on both sides, and will doubtless
bring to light some rather strange do
' ings on the part of the gentleman.
Lieutenant General Grant's official
report for the years 1864 and 1860, cov
ering the active and stirring operations
in the campaign which ended with the
complete suppression of the rebellion,
has been completed, and will soon be
sent to the War Department; but it is
not expected to be given to the public
till after the meeting of Congress —
Though concise in Its statements, it Is
said to be necessarily of considerafale
Colonel Edward W. Smith, United
States army, has been promoted to be a
Brigadier General. General Smith, who
is a native of St. Albans, Vermont, en
tered the war at its commencement, and
is now Adjutant General to Major Gen
eral Terry; commanding Department or
Virginia. He has been a brave and
faithful officer, and for this reason has
received merited promotion.
In the Sanders kidnapping case at
Montreal, on Saturday, the jury were
again locked up, but could not agree.
The Court charged the jury that the
honor of the country and the sacred
principles of a free asylum for strangers,
. private as well as public honor, con
science and all things, called on the
iurv for a fair verdict in accordance with
the facts. There is little chance for tbe
I jury agreeing.
The National Convention in Philadel
-1 nhia of the Episcopal church, after a
1 melon of three weeks, closed up its
t business and finally adjourned on Tues
day The only item of the day's pro-
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Business Cards, rivi _>ou_t»» per month or IUTT Dot
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All transient advertisements payable in a-tranca—a 1
oeedlngs of interest to the general reader
was the adoption of a resolution declar
ing that, in consideration of the Increas
ed cost of living, the salaries of clergy
men ought to be advanced fifty per cent.
Colonel John W. Fairfax, of Loudoun
county, formerly chief of Gen. Long
street's staff", and who received a special
pardon from the President a short time
since, has forwarded the necessary doc
uments to secure the restitution of his
property In the above county, now held
by the Freedmen's Bureau, aud which
Is known as the Monroe estate.
Tv the case of 8. N. Glover, Esq., lu
dieted in St. Louis for practicing as an
attorney without taking the oath, Judge
Prunne has found the defendant guilty
as charged in the indictment, and im
posed a fine of five hundred dollaas. On
exceptions taken antl presented, tho case
has gone to the Supreme Court for revts
The project of constructing a railroad
from Alexander to' Froderfeksbtir*. t.>
connect with the road thence to Rich
mo ml, Virginia, is contemplated. This
would do away with the river travel,
make the distance from Washington to
Richmond one hundred and nine miles,
and the time of travel four hours.
President Johnson has appointed the
following directors of the Union Pacific
Railroad Company on the part of the
Government: Jesse L. Williams of In
diana; Charles T. Sherman of Ohio: Geo.
Ashman of Massachusetts; Timothy J.
Carter of Illinois, anil Springer Har
bntugh of Pennsylvania.
Gen. Dick Taylor, brother-in-law of
Jell. Davis, has, says a Washington cor
respondent, vainly attempted for a day
or two to ascertain from the President
whether Davis is to be tried soon. An
impression prevails there that the trial
will take place at any early day.
Tho Burgess and Council of Girard
borough, Erie county, I'ennaylvania,
are to dedicate the monument to the
memory of the officers and soldiers from
Erie county, Pa., who have died in the
defence of their country, on Wednesday
next, the. Ist of November.
Commodore Vamlerbilt was thrown
from his buggy in One hundred and
twenty-fifth street, in N.York, on Tues
day morning, and was slightly Injured.
Tho accident, trifling as it was, affected
the stock market, in which he is so
Commodore John S. Missron, of the
United States Navy, Ordinance Officer
tit the ChaiTestown Navy Yard, Mass.,
died iv Boston ou Monday. He was a
native of South Carolina, and entered
the service in 1824.
The State Conventions of Florida and
Georgia met yesterday. Texas is tbe
only Southern Htate lately in rebellion
which has not elected members and
called a convention for the purpose of
reconstruction under the proclamation
of tbe President.
The War Department has issued an
order releasing all persons held as de
serters for non-compliance with the re
uuirments of the draft, and promising
that there will bo no further prosecu
tions of those who fled from the country
to evade it.
The President has recognized Antonio
Maria De Cera as Consul of Spain at
Mobile; also, Chrlston M. Hoist as Vice
Consul of Denmark, and Louis Casaval
as Vice Consul of Spain, both to resit'J
at Su van nah.
General Canby, iii command of the
Military Department at New Orleans,
has issued an order that no interference
will be allowed by the military at tbe
polls ou election, except to suppress dis
R. M. Lee, convicted for a second time
of forging enlistment papers, with intent
and for the purpose of defrauding tho
United Stales, lias been sentenced by
Judge Grier to an imprisonment of one
year in the Kastern Penitentiary of
A man in New York complains that
he is doubly married. His wife did not
tlie in England as he had supposed and
his second marriage he wishes canceled.
The Court are considering the matter.
The wharves, stores, warehouses, etc.,
of Robert Adger, John Eraser A- Co., L.
D. Mowry, and other prominent citizens
of Charleston, S. C, have been restored
to them by order of the President.
The steamer Majestic, from Shreve
port for New Orleans, with six hnndred
and fifty bales of cotton, was burned on
Sunday last at Point Coupee, with en
tint loss to vessel and freight.
• The fish oil factory on Barren Island,
offthe Long Island'shore, was destroyed
by an incendiary fire on Monday last,
entailing a loss of ton thousand dollars,
which is covered by insurance.
The ring ou the finger cut from the
hand of the lamented Col. DahJgren,
has been recovered. It was found In
possession of Dr. Saunders, at Loretta,
Essex county, Va.
A fire in Hamilton, Ohio, on Monday,
desroyed a large woolen factory and
slightly damaged a plough establish
ment. The loss is estimated at eighty
Cobell, the New York abortionist, was
ou Tuesday found guilty of murder in
the fourth degree iv the Court of Ses
sions, and sentenced to two years in the
The Rev. 1). F.agleton, of Murfrees
boro', Tennessee, who was silenced two
mouths ugo by the military authorities,
has been allowed to preach again.
Jack Magruder announces that he
will remain in Mexico until December.
He has found a bar-room where they
keep a slate.- Wash. Repub.
Sharp's Bine Company, at Hartford,
Connetticut, shut down their works
last Saturday. It is not known when
they will resume.
The friends of ex-Gov. Allen of Lou
isiana, who is now in the city of Mexi
co, are making efforts 10 run him for
the next Governor.
The Hon. James S. Chrisman, of Ken
tucky, a member of Congress of the late
Confederacy, has been pardoned by the
The Empress Fugenie is much praised
for watching with Girardin's daughter
during an attack of diptheria.
Two little children at Memphis had
their four legs cut off above the knee by
a railway train.
There are four negro schools in Lynch
burg, Va., with live hundred children
in attendance. '
The skeleton nf a great grandson of
St. Louis has been discovered at Lon
Andrew Jackson.—The Union must
and shall be preserved.
Andrew Johnson.—The Union must
and shall be restored.
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