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It is about as long as the speech of Mr. Bancroft, but it is not .mitt, so profound, nor is it so weighty. —i a * «—, ,—- There was a very pleasant exchange of civilities, yesterday between Captain Perkins, commanding this District.and his officer, and the officers of His Im perial Majesty's dispatch steamer D'Estaing, now lying in our harbor. We believe our officers were received by the French commanderin the morning and entertained; and they in turn invited the French officers to a dinner at Bice's ; which was gotten up in elegant style— and duly honored by the guests aud their entertainers. We yesterday heard ofacase in which the outfit of "a doll" was put to very good use by a kind-hearted young lady who thinks she is old enough to dispense with such soulless and unsatis factory playthings. She called into her room the youngest child of a very poor widow, who lives near her, and pro ceeded to disrobe the little boy of hie mean attire, and after subjecting him to a bath and other necessary manipula tions, arrayed the two-year old in the full outfit of the deserted doll's cast off garments. The things—cloak, dress, hat, shoes, stocking*, and all—lit to a dot. Claudia was delighted, for she had done a good action; the chubby little urchin was delighted; the mother was delight ed; and we hope all girls who read this will be delighted, and go and make some other child happy with their doll's old clothes. How much pleasure can one little act of goodness create in this sad world. The birth-day of the" Father of hie Country was celebrated with becoming dignity, but in a quiet aud unostenta tious manner, in our city and harbor yesterday. Salutes were fired during the day from the French dispatch steamer D'Estaing—hearing the name of one of Washington's allies—and our own vessels in the river ; and there was a very handsome display of bunting made hy theshipping. Prominent among the flags displayed, beside our starry banner, were the tri-eolor of France and the Red Cross of Old England. In the city there was here and there a flag to be seen waving modestly in the breeze, apparently uncertain of its true status, whether it was a welcome guest or not, but it has taken more courage since the President has found so many friends among us, and now it has some hopes that the people will finally love it a lit tle more for his sake, as they know that banner has always been so dear to his heart. The day being most lovely, the streets were thronged with "Heaven's last, best gift,"—the ladies—all day long, dressed iv becoming and tasteful attire, winning all hearts by their cap tivating smiles; while the sterner sex collected together in groups, discussed the topic of the day, and exchanged friendly feelings. There were many private re-unions, and round many a fes tive board was pledged, in silence, "The memory of Washington !" AnJ may we thus continue to cherish and revere his memory throughout, all coming time! ——' a ,ea *j i .—,—. IMHiafiATIOH The question of inducing a good class of people to immigrate into Virginia for the two-fold purpose of increasing our intelligent white pojiulation, and thus benefiting all branches of industry, and of adding to our producing class by ob taining an honest aud thrifty laboring element, is attracting much attention and discussion. As iv most other mat ters iv this age, when everybody seems to be troubled with "legislation on the brain," aud there is a wild idea preva lent that the regular laws of nature can be assisted or impeded by legislative en actment, some of our wiseacres think that this great object is to be attalued by the passage of laws to encourage immi gration. We think not. How long is it since special legislation became neces sary to iuduce men in search of advan tageous fields for their labor, to seek those fields? Surely, such a thing is of but recent invention. Labor, like capital, should be left free, and un trameled, to fiud its best investment The man who starts forth in the world to try his fortunes, will naturally seek that point where he will be most wel come, and receive the best treatment aud the highest remuneration for his investment of nieaos or muscle; and no law passed by any legislature can assist him in this, and no meddlesome go- , betweens, in the shape of grasping ' agents, or labor contractors, are neces sary, for they are alike damaging to f | he Interests of theinimigrant, andofthe i employer. The truth is just this, ' wherever labor is in demand in "this ' country, anil good wages are offered, | there will the laborers congregate; even i as buzzard's gather around a carrion ; I and without the aid of third parties. It ' is said that they require assistance to , come hither. Well, those that have lived g to an age to make themselves generally 8 useful, and have not been provident enough to lay by sufficient to beer their own expenses to this country, or this t section, furnish in that fact alone the very best evidence that they are not a desirable class of population. For instance, the man—be he Herman or Irishman, Englishman, Swede or Hot tentot—who has reached the age of twenty-five years, and has not been suf ficiently frugal to save money enough to pay his own expenses to Virginia, would not be worth much to the State of Virginia after his arrival. He would only add to our pauper population ; and do us a great injury instead of a benefit- We want immigrants in the State ; honest, industrious, sober, trustworthy men; and all who seek our shores need not fear of being able to find plenty of work, and of receiving the highest wagesand the best treatment, but they must come freely, of their own accord, and see for themselves, and make their own engagements. We do not want the State flooded with worthless paupers, whom every other country has refused to receive, and the traffickers in "white flesh" at New York should be made aware of the fact at once. Like trade, immigration should he free, and its channels unobstructed. The ability of the men to come here, without assistance, and on their own means, will be a recommendation of the highest kind In their favor; but the ne cessity of bringing them at our own ex pense, at once proves their utter worth lessness. Every young, unmarried man, who is worth anything, can procure work in any section of the country; in fact, a man that is able and willing to work in this country, need never be idle, and ought never to be without money; and the fact, that a man has to be imported and deported at somebody else's expense, is an evidence of his un trustworthiness. We want none of that class. Let them come as they have in times past, and let us welcome the honest, sober, and industrious—but guard against the pauper. The Great West has been built up by these thrifty emigrants, with money in their purses, seeking for new fields for their labor; and it is this same class of persons, we desire in Virginia. We trust thousands will flock in from every quarter of the world; but we want as few of those pro tegees of immigration societies, aud other lazy loafers We wouldadvise immigrants to avoid New York, for they are not only demoralized there, but rob bed by their own countrymen nnd others acting, or pretending to act, as agents. THE EXAMINER We are all right now. The Richmond Examiner Is with us once again, anil looks as fresh and rosy-hued as if it had never been "suspended." It has been the best advertised newspaper in this land during its brief and brilliant career; and at a very slight cost, too. The fol lowing is the explanation it makes for its "non-appearance as usual:" Our readers will naturally expect from us some explanation of the failure of the Examiner to appear during the past week. The facts are simply as fol lows: On Tuesday night, the 13th inst., our oflice was entered, without previous notice of any kind, by a military force and everything belonging to the estab lishment seized. As the officer in com mand stated that he acted under orders from the commander of the Federal forces in this military department, weat once waited upon the latter in order to learn the cause of the suppression of the paper. Being unable to obtain the interview we sought, or to get any definite reason assigned for the action taken, application was thereupon made to the authorities at Washington for per mission to resume the publication of our journal. We are gratified to be able lo state that our request has been granted, and that our subscribers will hereafter receive the paper regularly. Postponing to a more convenient sea son any reflections suggested by our brief enjoyment of the honours of martyrdom, we cannot omit to express our grateful appreciation of the many evidences of sympathy ami support which we have received from our friends in this junc ture. We feel ourobligation deeply, and shall endeavour yet more earnestly to make the Examiner acceptable to the publick who in the past hare given it so generous and liberal an encouragement. THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. "The Queen's speech! the Queen's speech," cried a newsboy in London some years ago. A stranger bought a paper—looked over it—and turning to the urchin with great disappointment said, "why, there's nothing here." "Very well, sir, that's all the Queen said." The same can uot be said now of Her Majesty, for although she speaks rarely, she always says something in these times. We give below her latest utterances, by which it will be seen she is an abolitionist, aud applauds our peo ple for abolishing a repugnant institu tion. But let the sovereign of the In •lias and the Isles—speak for herself. It will be found worth a perusal: The British Parliament was opened by the Queen in person, on the 6tb instant. The Lord Chancellor read the royal speech as follows: My Lords and Gentlemen: It is with great satisfaction that I have recourse to your assistance and advice. 1 have recently declared my consent to a marriage between my daughter Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein Sonderbourg-Au gustenburg. I trust this union may be prosperous and happy. The death of my beloved uncle, the King of the Belgians, has affected me with profound grief. I teel great confi dence, however, that the wisdom which be evinced during his reign will animate Ins successor, and preserve for Belgium her independence aud prosperity. My relations with foreign powers are friendly aud satisfactory, and I see no cause to fear any disturbance of the gen eral peace. The meeting of the fleets of France and England in the ports of the respec tive countries has tended to cement the amity of the two nations, and to prove to the world their friendly concert iivlhe promotion of peace. I have observed with satisfaction that the United States, after terminating successfully the severe struggle in which they were so long engaged, are wisely repairing the ravages of civil war. The abolition of slavery is an event calling forth the cordial sympathies and con gratulations of this country, which has always been foremost in showing its ab horrence of an institution repugnant to every feeling of justice and humanity. I have at the same time the satisfaction to inform you that the exertions and —■ _...- — perseverauce of my naval squadron have reduced the slave trade on the west .•oast of Africa within very narrow A correspondence has taken place between my government and that of the United States with respect to injuiries inflicted on American commerce by cruisers under the confederate nag Conies of this correspondence will be laid before you. The renewal of diplomatic correspon dence with Brazil has given me much satisfaction, and I acknowledge with pleasure that the good offices of my ally the King of Portugal have contributed essentially to this happy result. I have to regret the interruption of peace between Spain and Chill. The J;ood offices of my government, iv con unction with those of the Emperor of the French, have been accepted by Spain, aud it is my earnest hope that the causes of disagreement may be re moved in a manner honorable and sat isfactory to both parties. The negotiations which have been long pending in Japan, and which have been conducted with great ability by my minister in that country, in con junction witli the representatives of my allies in Japan, have been brought to a conclusion which merits my entire ap probation. The existing treaties have beta ratified by the Mikado; it has been stipulated that Ihe tariti'shall be revised in a manner favorable to commerce.and that tho indemnity due under the terms of the Convention of October, 1864,5ha1l be punctually discharged. I have concluded a treaty of com merce witli the Emperor of Austria, which I trust will open to that empire the blessings of extended commerce and he productive of important benefits to both countries. The deplorable events which have oc curred in the Island of Jamaica have induced me to provide at once for an impartial inquiry, and for thetlue main tenance of authority during that in quiry, by appointing a distinguished military officer as Governor and com mander of the forces. I have given him the assistance of two able and learned commissioners, who will aid him in ex amining into the origin, nature, and cir cumstances of the recent outbreak, and the measures adopted in the course of its suppression. The Legislature of Jamaica has proposed that the present political constitution of the islandshould be replaced by a new form of govern ment. A bill upon this subject will be submitted for your consideration. Papers on these occurrences will be laid before you. Papers on the present state of New Zealand will be laid before you. I have given directions for the return to this country of the greater portion of my regular forces employed in that 1 colony. I watch with interest the proceedings which are still in progress in British North America witli a view to a closer union among tlie Provinces, and I con tinue lo attach great importance to that object. I have observed with great concern the extensive prevalence during the last few months of a very virulent dis temper among cattle in Great Britain, and it is with deep regret, and witli sin cere sympathy for tlie sufferers, that I have learnt, the severe losses which it ,'hu caused in many counties and ills tricts. It is satisfactory to know that : Ireland, and a considerable part of Scol ■ land, are as yet free from this calamity, • and I trust that by the precautions sug gested by experience, and by the Divine blessing on the means which are now being employed, its further extension may be arrested. The orders which have been made by ' the Lords of my Privy Council, by vir tue of the powers vested in them by law, ' with a view to prevent the spreading of ' this disease, wilt he laid before you, and ' your attention will be called to the BX ' pediency of an amendment of the law f relating to a subject so deeply affecting ' the interests of the people. Gentlemen of the House of Commons: S' I havo directed that the estimates of the ensuing year shall be laid before you. They have been prepared with a due re ' gard to economy, ami are at the same 1 time consistent with the maintenance 1 of efficiency in the public service. The condition of trade is satisfactory. r My Lords and Gentlemen: A conspi ' racy, adverse alike to authority, proper- Sty, and religion, and disapproved and condemned alike by all who are inter ested in their maintenance, without " distinction of creed or class, has unhap pily appeared in Ireland. The consti | tutionalpower of the ordinary tribunals ' has been exerted tor its suppression, and ' the authority of the law has been firmly ! and impartially vindicated. A biil will be submitted to you.found ed on the report of the Royal Commiss ' ion, on the subject of Capital Punish ! merit, which I have directed to be laid ' before you. Bills will be laid before you for amend ing and consolidating the laws relating lo bankruptcy, and for other improve ments in the Law. Measures will also be submitted to you for extending the system of public audit to branches of receipt and expenditure which it has not hitherto reached, and for amending the provisions of the law with respect to certain classes of legal pensions. Your attention will be called to the subject of the oaths taken by Members of Parliament, with a view to avoid un necessary declarations, and to remove invidious distinctions between members of different religious communities in matters of legislation. I have directed that information should be procurted in reference to the rights of voting in the election of mem bers to serve in Parliament for counties, cities, and boroughs. When the Information is complete, the attention of Parliament will be called to the result thus obtained, with a view to such improvements in the laws which regulate the rights of voting in the elec tion of members of the House of Com mons as may tend to strengthen our free institutions aud conduce t j the public welfare. In these and in all other deliberations I fervently pray that the blessing of , Almighty God may guide your counsels to the promotion of the happiness of my people. The reading concluded, the Lord Chancellor bowed his obeisance to the Q.ieen, who slightly, but courteously, returned the salute. Then rising from the throne, the whole of the brilliant as semblage rising from their seats at the same time, her Majesty stepped slowly down, kissed the Prince of VVales, who sat almost at her feet, shook hands with Prince Christian, and, handed out by j his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, followed by the Princess of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, retired by the door at which she had entered, with the usual flourish aud following, in which heralds aud Garter Knights of Armsde- The following description of thier ap pearance of Her Majesty and the dress she wore, will be of interest to our readers, who are unused to the pageutry and pomp of royal occasions. Our severe republican manners and cos l tunics, present quite a contrast to the brilliant regalia of our ancestors beyond Her Majesty was attired in half mourning, and walked with slow steps |to ths Throne, followed by the great of- I fleers of state —the Marquis of Lans downe, bearing the Crown upon a • cushion; the Duke of Argyle, holding the Sword of State; the Marquis of Win chester, supporting the Cap of Mainten- ' ance, and several other nobles perform- 1 ing;their appointed functions. Her < Majesty stopped for an instant at the - foot of the ste|)s to shake hands with the Princess of Wales, who, In common ' with the whole assemblage, had risen on < her entrance. The Queen wore a black— j some saitl a deep purple velvet robe, . which, whether it were purple or black, looked intensely black iv the dim light ' of the chamber, trimmed with white | miniver, and a white lace cap ala Marie Stuart, to tbe portrait of which unfortunate lady she bore iv this attire a remarkable similitude. Around her neck she wore a collar of brilliants, and over her breast the blue ' riband of the Order of the Garter. Other ornaments she had none, and looked in tbil simple and highly becoming cos tume "every inch a Queen," and far ' more picturesque and regal than if she had worn the royal robes that had be come so distasteful to her. Her Majesty wasaccompanied by their Royal High nesses the Princesses Helena and Louisa and by His Koyal Higness tue Prince Christian of Denmark, who blood at the right of the Throne; the two Princesses attired in half mourning, like their il lustrious mother. To the left of the Throne were the Duchess of Welling ton, Mistress of th* Bobes, the Duchess of Athole, and other ladies. The priuce of Wales occupied the chuir to the right of the Throne, behind his royal sisters and his future brother-in-law, and was scarcely visible umid the blaze of beauty around him. The Lord Chancellor having notified the Queen's desire that the company should resume their seats, amessagewas , sent by the Usher of the Black Rod, de siring the attendance of the Speaker and , t lie House of Commons at the bar of the Lords. During the interval that elapsed between the summons of the Commons , and the reply, the Queen Bat silent and , motionless, with her eyes fixed upon i theground. She seemed to take no heed .of the brilliant assemblage around her, . but to be wholly absorbetl in melancholy I meditation. Even when the Commons f rushed belter skelter, like a mob of f school-boys, to the bar, with push lugs ; antlstrivingsunseemly to witness among i gentlemen, but which seem to be eon . sidered an essential part of the day's • performance, Her Majesty took no no tice ol'the interruption, and never once . lifted her gaze from the grouud. When silence had been restored; when r the real Parliament of the British peo ple, the governing power that holds the i purse, and with the purse the sword— f the rough and noisy Commons—never t rough and noisy except on this occasion, wlien Imtl arrangements compel them, I in spite of their belter nature, to display i bad manners—had adjusted themselves r as well as they could "to the scanty ac - eoniniodation afforded them, the Lord t, Chancellor, standing to the right on the second step from the Throne, announced i that Her Majesty hat! been graciously \ pleased to command him to read tho - royal speech, which ho should proceed , to do in Her Majesty's own words. 1 The Richmond Ri public expresses It -1 self neither for nor against thePresi t dent's veto, but in alluding to it iv a - lengthy editorial, thus si|tns up the true . state )f the ease : p President Johnson not only speaks J kindly of the bureau, as at present or tjiuii/.e.1, but declares his intention to secure to the freeilmeii their legal rights. In a recent address, he urged devoted loyaltji upon the people, and declared that, (» be loyal, the, laws of the country r must be observed. We have heard and I read it great deal about sustaining the President, and of clinging to him as the ' sheet anchor of southern hope; but do gentlemen expect their declarations to * M implicitly received until they prove . their faith by their works'/ No; the ' President is too old a bird to be trap ped by chaff. If we are sincere in j our professions, let us go to work ear ! nestly and honestly and aid the Freed . men's Bureau in the (Uncharge of its du ties*; enact laws protecting the freeilmeu in their legal rights, aud thus make \ them competent witnesses in the courts; protect them against combination* de [ signed to re-enslave them, aud encour age them to become useful, virtuous, ml l dustrlous ami intelligent. When we do these acts of justice- aud when we com \ ply, in gootl faith, with all the require j meuls of our oaths of allegiance and of I tho amnesty proclamations, Andrew , Johnsou will believe iv our sincerity, and will do all In his power to restore our forfeited rights; but, uutil these are" done, it were useless to reiterate our pro , testations of loyal devotion to his recoil j struction policy. _ a*a -. President Johnsou referred tho appll f ration of H. Rives Pollard, to have the prohibition of the publication of the ■ Richmond Examiner an nulled, to Lieut. 1 (ien. Grant, who returned it to the Ex- J ecutive mansion with an unmistakable J indorsement. I The Lieutenant General iv Chief says that— ; "The course of the Richmond Exam- I mar,ln every number which I have seen, has been such as to foster andin ' crease that ill feeling existing toward 1 the Government of the United States by the discontented portion of the southern people. I believe it to be for the best interestsof the whole people, North and South, to suppress such utterances whenever the power exists to do so. Tho power certainly does exist where martial law prevails, and will be exer < stead. Reluctant as I aei lo pursue this ' course—and much as I dislike to inter fere with the interests of individuals—l would deem it improper and niis ch#vousin tendency to revoke the order for the suppression of the Richmond Examiner." aseae ■ ■•■ ■ If there is any just ground for the charge that the present Legislature is unconstitutionally organized, and if there is any power ou earth by which that fact can be authoritatively an nounced, and its acts rendered null and void, the people of Richmond, Peters burg and Norfolk should now thank heaven that such is the case. The stabs made at their vitals, yesterday, by the Senate of Virginia, are sufficient to warn them of their dangers, and to in duce them to leave nothing undone to ' prevent surrender of theif commercial interests to the kiud keeping of Balti- f more With such legislation, it will require but a few years to make the State a beggar and her people a vast gang of [ paupers. Thirty millions of dollars sacrificed at one fell swoop, and the Senator from Richmond aiding in tho sacrifice! Are our citizens willing to < have their commercial prosperity de- t stroyed by their own elected agents? 1 We shall see. Itich Republic. , The pardon brokerage business iv t Washington is good again, and it is I reduced to a perfect system. One man i iv Washington recently sent South, by ( express, nearly one hundred pardons t directed to the persons to whom they 1 had been granted, and each was marked, t "Collect on delivery $100." r •«-• c The Boston Post says: "Wlgfall Is I wanted." Wouldn't a waterfall do? J c A Union-Secessionist on the "NiaaEßS." —A southern correspon dent of the New York Citizen, who writes under the signature of Orlando ' F. Mystious, but in the style of Orpheus C. Kerr, gives au account of an inter view with Henry A. Wise. Though • Intended as a caricature, the letter mdi- ' cates a keen perception of the real feel- ' ings it humorously heightens. The following passage, including a letter from one of the " Union men" of Vir ginia, drawn into rebellion, like General Lee, " by the Invasion of his state," has real truth for the basis of Its fun : " Some other letters which I have recently received," said the ex-Gov ernor, " present a sad contrast to this hopeful and encouraging one. Here Is one"—drawing it forth from his pocket —" which was written by a friend of my early boyhood. He is a true son of Virginia, and would undoubtedly have been President of the United States years ago if our glorious pater oivUatU had not stopped giving birtli to Presi dents a day or two before his advent. He was a Union man—it regular Plvri bus ou the subject of the Vnum, in fact— from first to lust, anil opposed secession with an ardor that was only equalled by my own. But when the pater civitalis was invaded by the Yankee hordes, he couhl uot resist the injunction of the Constitution, which required nil true Union men to repel invasion. So lie joined Pluri \\\ the patriotic attempt to burst up the Ununi. His heart has been utterly broken by the result. But here is the letter, which you can read for j yourself." This letter disclosed such a melan , choly state of affairs that I venture to insert it at length : I Prince Peters' c. 11., Feb. 10, 1860. i "Dear Gov:-1 have just read your I noble speech to the orphans, which came « to hand iv the New York Daily News. I My pen is 100 feeble to comment upon it i in a fitting manner. But you know the 1 sentiments of my heart —you know the , fearful sacrifices I have made In behalf i of our glorious /jatcr c>vitatis. I once s owned forty-eight niggers. $48,000 gone f —gone to the ! ! The , infernal, 4 lazy niggers! They ought all to be t ilnggi'd to death, and then set to work. - But inotead of that the North is sending i them clothes to cover their ugly black - hides. The President deserves to be I consigned to perpetual infamy for per mitting sucli an outrage. But what i more could we expect of lii'n—he is not . a native of our gluriousparc/' civlta/is. c One of these infernal, la/y scallywags, - who used to belong to me, and whom I r had flogged regularly every morning , after breakfast, 1 recently hired at atlol , lar and a half a month—he to find hlm f self iv board and clothes One night n last week he insisted on leaving his . work at half-past ten. to go io his sup -1 per. This insolence I would not stand ; c so I had him tied up anil given ninety | lashes on the bare back. 1 then die. , charged him, telling him that, if I ever I came across his lazy carcass again, I I would chop it up into mince meat. The next tlay, two infernal, lazy niggers in uniform arrested me, and took me be fore the ajjentof IheFreednien's Bureau. The insolent puppy who acts in that - capacity actually insisted on my pay a ing this lazy black wretch foi the work he hail done. 1 thought I would outwit them by lircsenting a bill for clothing fiiriiislietl. But the insolent puppy I s have mentioned then tieupimicd that I - should swear that this charge was not a 0 false one ! This I refused to do ; for, i. although I often swear to n lie, where a i nigger is concerned, I never tin it when 1 there is any danger of being detected, y The agent then fined KM twelve cenls, 1 for an attempt to swindle, and forced c me to nay both the fine ami the infernal a niggers wages, before he would let me 0 go home! To such :t pass has the 0 pater civitatis c >me. c Alas ! poor conn try ! c Yours in (lie old faith, John pi.Nrii, F. F. V., i Late dipt. 0. S A." AVhen T had finished reading the let - ter, my emotions overcame me, aud I - started up and embraced the venerable 1 ex-Goveruor Id au affectionate and sym e pathetic way. ; "Noble son of chivalry " I exclaimed, - iv a voice that was choked with half - suppressed sobs, "worthy offspring of - the pater cli'itatis, for the first time in a my life I appreciate the humiliation to - which such haughty and high-toned • spirits as you have been subjected, f Hitherto my sympathies have been en v tirely with these infernal, lazy niggers; , but by the Great Boots that used to be c in Chatham street, I will no longer v" worship at his ebony shrine. As soon - as my tour through the southern states - has been completed, I will repair to Washington, and urge upon the Presi dent your appointment as Provisional . Governor of the pater ciri/afus." The ex-Governor thanked me kindly, ' anil then withdrew, promising to call p again on the morrow. As soon as the . door had closed upon his venerable form . 1 went to work upon my letter. Orlando F. Mystuts. Brutal Mubdeb in Bast IJalti more. About midnight on Saturday 4 night last a difficulty occurred at the corner of Choptank street and Canton - avenue, in Fast Baltimore, between > about twenty persons, belonging to rival '. clubs known as the "Fountuin Hackers" 1 and the "Stay hates," resulting in a I young man named John Finch being I struck on the head by a billy, by a man t named Frederick Smith, and a moment I afterwards stabbed in the breast liy Thus. i Barnes. Finch was found lying upon the pavement by the policemen, with i the knife sticking in his breast,and soon • after died while being conveyed to the i station house. On Sunday morning a ■ jury, after brief deliberation, rendered a verdict that "deceased came to his death from a wound inflicted by a knife in the • hands of Thomas Barnes," They also found Frederick Smith guilty as an ac cessory to the murder, whereupon he was arrested, and both were committed to jail to await the nctiou of the Grand Jury. ' The Washington correspondent of the Boston Journal, writing on Saturday, says—"Robert E.Lee is at the Metro politan Hotel, and the house at which be stops is crowded with imperfectly reconstructed rebels anxious to see "Maussa Bob," ns his troops used to call him, He is somewhat stonier than he used to be, he stoops slightly, his hair and heard are whiteand his countenance is furrowed by care wrinkles. He wears a French blue gray army overcoat, which was evidently a portion of his uniform, and army felt hat. He told one of his old friends this morning that the Committee would conclude their exami nation of him to day. General Weitzel, in bis farewell ad dress to the J'.lh Corps, said that its organization was an experiment, which ' has proved a perfect success. The con duct of the soldiers has been such as to draw praise from persons most preju diced against color, and there is no re- v cord which should give the colored race more pride than that left by the iOth Corps. This corps is not to l>e entirely disbanded at once, as had been contem plated, hut a division of it will be re- « tamed In the service. Two cavalry regiments, recruited in Virginia, will . consequently be all of the colored troops brought at present to City Point to Itjj mustered out of service, j MISCELLANEOUS. T OST AT THE " I ] evening, . ladiu' KUR CAI'K. A reward or $10 ~,11 In-paid to the nnder at the M. Carles Hotel, Main pREAT BEND HCALE WORKH. Having livii appointed Agent for th. Great Bend Work., I am prepared to furnish th. trad, with nil kinds ~f United State. Standard Scale, at reasonable price.. Kvery Scale is warranted. Illustrated Price List furnished on application. WILLIAM LAMB. feniM—l w '2. SAW MILL, PLANING MILL, OKIST MILL. BICKLEY,~STbNE A CO., Hampton Mills, Wholesale and Retail Dealer. in LUMBER AND MEAL, SHINULBS, 1 LATHS, I LIME, *r, Ac, ac HAMPTON, VIRGINIA. . T»b2l—tT 1 QIrEAMER BMITHFIELD. 1 The regular Passenger Steamer, SMITIIFIELD, will laud at Wills' Wharf until further notice. OEO. R. WILSON, fel>21 —lw Agent. ICTORFOLK OPERA HOUSE. I ATTRACTION RXTRAORDINARY l MAMMOTH GIFT ENTERTAINMENTS, ! MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, 1566. I and EACH EVENING DURINU THE WEEK. First appearance in Norfolk ! MR, J. RUDOLPH, " Tho polished COMEDIAN, VOCALIST, MUSICIAN ' ' aud PRESTIDIGITATOR, and r MR. CHAS. BURNETT, The Wonderful • BIOLOGICAL FLEXICOBTATIONIST ! and only rival of t HERMAN, ■ HELLER, f ANDERSON I and tho renowned B DAVKNPORT BROS. c At etich entertainment thero will In. distributed among the audienco a large assortment of VALUABLE GIFTS. tlj Admission to the Dress Circle and Paniuetto. So cts. II Bcroipl Tier..,, 36 cts. c Doors open at 7 o'clock, entertainment to commence at •- 8 o'clock. Tehlft—lw 1 rj\ a X ! it I a meeting of the Common Council of the City of Norfolk, held ou Wednesday, tho : d i.r .lanuar •, Ism.. ■ Mr. Reid ottered the following reuolatiou : I Resolved, Thai th. Rflgist.tr issue a certificate or cer ir tineates to any person having interest due them by the ,' city lor the .in months preceding the Ist of Januury, which certificates shall not be transferable, but may 1.0 I- used by the party In whose favor the certificate Is drawn, |in paying his or her taxe. now due, and that the Colle ctor he authorised to receive the same in payment. And H the Register shall receive said certificate, as cash from 1- the Collector. Which, on motion, wa. adopted. A copy: JO|(N WJ.LLIAM!?, fr|ll> Register. '; rr\ ~£ " x B I I At a called meoting of the Common Council of thoCity ( > of Norfolk, held on Weiluenday, tho Matof January, lKtlft, .. Mr. Griffith offered th i following vm Mutton . Rept.)lved, That the Collector bn iiisiiu. ted to MiJCHWI '- forthwith to collect all MTMH oi' taxtM due to tln« dale, | ( and that notice bt* given in tho daily ptptfl that in the * * .rut 1 f t.'.v |ia\ineiit in ihirt> dity.', ho |io .jirwtuil tl levy tin thß [iro|ierty for tho amount due. Which, on motion, wa* adopted. \i A ropy; JOHN WILLIAMS, t f " Mr ' . - - ■■§*■*» ■ W I li H 6 N A T A V L O X j 1 H|.'f)H-,iHl TO * WALTER H. TAYLOR A 00. ■ i tl We fMpMtfttitj notify the puldie that wo have cum '* Hi' DC d the I. s GROCERY & LIQUOR BUSINESS tl t | atNoa. 2Rnnilaoßaiik Street, Norfolk, Virginia. c We will endeuvor lo pell everything In our lino at mtch 6 priceMiuid of Much tjualitioi at* will give entiru Hatisfuc tion. WfHbnt with the wish of entablitihing the most franL and agreeable relations between our patroni* aud our rielvcK.autl t'ontiileutly aolicit their custom from the nit-iu berH of thin itnd the -in i t.iinitliic ooniiuuuitieN. It. C. TAYLOR, U. K. WILSON. I febl7-2w i- * U I)UT MONEY IN THY PURSE!" |, ROAD TO WEALTH I ! f- 6,000 ACTIVR AND KKLIADLK AGENTS, MALE !. or Female, and of alt ageA, are wanted to canvaja every City, Town, Village, Hamlet, Workshop and Factory II throughout tho entire world, for the sale of our D WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVER-WARE, MUSICAL <J UOXES, ALBUMS and OTHER ARTICLES, i* Energetic persons of good habita and fair business bid, 1- can char over 126 per week in the country, and a murh ~ buger amount In thickly settlod localities! c NO CAPITAL REQUIRED ! ! r Samples of our Articles, to the amount of $3, will be sent n by mall tor Inspection, and If uot perfectly satisfactory " no charge! r If B«nd your address, if you are of au industrious turn of 0 mind and tv truest of immediate wealth 11 Direct lo PARKINSON ft CO.. Importers, ly.'i -if 208 Uioadway, N»w York. QUARTERMASTER URNKRAVS OFFICE, \ Wabhinuton, D. C, Feb. 14, UM ) II nUOPOBALH WILL HE RE -1 reived up lo the 2Hthof Fibruary, IRO6, for the • raining and delivery at Norfolk, Virginia, to an officer It ap|niiiitt''l fcf Colonel Wm. L. James, Chief Otuirteriu.-H -ter liichrnond, Virginia, of the Htttamer " S. L. Hrewritpr," miuk in ttie Appomattox river, Virginia, and the ateuniei "tnltt. Brtag,* mk in Pagan Criwk, Isle *f Wight county, Virginia. Said wrockfito bo sold at public auction, nt Norfolk, y* Virginia, under the direction of a United Stated officer. a The Halvois to i.c |..ii'i a certain proportion of the pro B In of sale. U Ofkfl to be forwarded to thin Office for approval. I) By order of Quartermaster Oeneial, | GEORGE D. WISE, II Brevet Brigadier General in charge febl9—Bt Ooean and Lake Transpoi tat ion. J rp HONAI P. I. OABIT, J T A fTo R , Corner of Main and Roanoke Square, Opposite Atlantic Hotel. ARMY AND NAVY UNIFORMS Made According to Regulation.. Give us a Call. janlß—ly i ATARTIN, BAKER <fe HINTON, Attorneys at Law, . NUKKOLK VIRGINIA, and ) ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, 1 Will attend all tho Courts or Norr.ilk, rort.inouth, Prla j cess Anne and Nunseniond, Vlraini., and of Gates, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Curri tuck, North Carolina. Letters addressed to the firm, either at Norfolk, Yir- I gii.i., or Eli7.ah.th City, North Carolina, will receivo prompt attention. WM. F. MARTIN, Elizabeth City, N. C. WM. J. BAKER, Norfolk, Va. JAS. W. HINTON, Norfolk, Va. itj- Office at Norfolk, No. 4? Bank street. jan24—lni | p ID IB , 120 ca.es BPARKLINU CIDER, very nun in Pints and Quaru, lust received at tin. "TIPTOP" ' Wine and Liquor Store, fihS—tf Under the Atlantic Hotel. I> omn wig * c 0.~ , -* DBALBRS IN CLOTHING, '• HATS, CAPB, j G ENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, Ac. I No. 16, Main Street. ' J.» 16-Q- ( T J. TOMPKINS t • J . ' NO. 75 CHURCH STREET, Cabinet Maker and Undertaker. 9m Always prepared lo furnish all funeral, at the '' thorteat notkas. J*"!* - 'Z" r p 6" k Hh a Is c. i Ijl flno • A M 11. V HORSE, nino yearaold, perfectly sound and kind. Also, BOOGY and HARNESS. Priro Wofl. Apply to KOLtlfiß, CARTWRIIIIIT A CO., jan2&—tf No. 22 Wide Water St., Norfolk, Va. I . MISCELLANEOUS. u--ta-. ~~g ~ E No. 57 Main Street, «.M:r" 11, ' II WaaUUie AND RITAIf, CONFECTIONER, FOREIGN AND DOMKSTIO FRUITS, COLOGNES, FANCY ARTICLES, WINES, LIQUORS, CORDIALS, CIGARS, TOBACCO, •fee, &c., Ac. ALSO, the largest ami must elegantly fitted up LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S DINING SALOON SOUTH OF NKW YORK. Newly Fitted up, with the Latest Improvement.. X L E GJA N T PRIVATE SUPPER ROOM, * Neatly ami comfortably flttoil up, with new aud appro priate Furniture. I PARTIES AND SUPPERS >f Prepared, t ither at the SALOON or abroad, and every - M.Hu provided likfla) to he Ueniande.l by the in'-i exacting and fastidious ■ i, rpicuroH. ! " NATURAL GROWTH I.YNNHAVEN OYSTERS y Always mi hand, cither by Ilia llarrel or Gallon. '; Thia H-U.OON is strictly fitted up b> <onfo*% to refined taslw mid '•'■ti.il as:*oeii.Uon. Tho Cuisine n uudor th« Superintendence of a competent F X X N <! H A B T I HT . jitn-JI-tf 1 ' !' - ■ D () U U X N T . THAT NKW ANH HKSI UAIU.K KKSIPKNCK, con liiiutiin iwe.ke Boon*, formerly owned mill ot riiDi. d by j JiiitH'H Mt'iiilc. Km|., Htlimtcl id thai jiHrt of IVibauoutb culled Newtown, on the corner of Third and Harrison slreuls. Km- terms, apply to J. *. CIIAMBKKLAIN A: CO, No. LS Bm. Wide Water street, II f. t.l'2-Im Norfolk, Va. rpo the merghantb or k L NOKKOI.K. A thorough BuIMM Mhii. who has hucn in the Com '' misulon, Inijinrriim ami Htupping DtntaMM in New York, i- wheieh" Pus resided for over ten yenrs, is desirous o iv ilv hit! Mil .in,:.'in.■hi with Home Norfolk |<i..* would llcno h;t\e an AfMN in St. Na/airo, HordeaMj, lliivrc. Parte, WbhwlHih, 111 . I'Vuneo. Hi* \~ ,i iviiii.n., lvi- a complete knovMige of tlie Kiinlif*h lan -ii.'V, an*l -- •»« tuuih familiar with th. ' Atai'iiciiii Market* m wuh ilie French oues. Satisfactory information mv be given us to his res pec t aliilii) ami integrity. Addr«*s MILET, No. So 4 Sixth Avenue, Now York City. B feblO—-!w I 7~\ v it d a y " r About the 15th of February next we will commence the publication of v Ltterurv Eclectic Paper, styled OUR DAY, ■ [ to be Ursued once a week simultaneously in the cities of New Yolk mid Norfolk. Each number wiUeomlfl of sixteen (16) octavo pages, with tWD (-) columns to each Mgt, printed ou exctllent ,| paper, and in a *nperir.rityla of .. Unencumbered by MCtulaataa or parly spirit, It shall be our fixed porgMM to prou-nt nothing but the choicest f fruits and Howcm of Literature, culled from thegardeui of the Old and Ni.v Wortd. Wo would particularly invile the attention of our friends in that. Melton which for tba past four yearn lim be«B williout h current liit'M'ature, while W9 promise to make our I'aper acceptable to every remler in our common country. Our Terms for a fcMtl tHuiiscniPunN wiu. be, ~ Single copiea lOcentn. For Three Month* „.., $1 25 Fornix Month-i 2 i>. r , v *■ For One. Year 400 t Payable In Advance. For Kindle IVb«crtf»tiolli and advertiiinK, apply to imitEKT W. LAMIJ, No. 6 Went Main Orevt, Norfolk, Va. We have made arrangements with the American New! Company, New York, io sii]iply ilie tnule. jMUM—tf pO N DIC T, HHERMAN & (JO., BANKERS, .iVO. 17, X ass AC BTMMMT t NKW YOHK. Stiphes 11. Obnw*, David JkOMt New York, . CharlePton, S. 0 BtHON HQERM4N, Wm. M. TuifNO, New York. Sarannah, Oa. Give special attention to collodions throughout th« Southern ttetM. Solicit ftubject to check at fiit;ht, from baiir.", bunkers and iitdividiiaU, and allow intercut by u(.m< eiio-nt. r \i-, lit.- ord< m proiiiptly for the purchase and wale of gold and of government uud other KecuriticH. Sell Foreign Exchange, and buy am) aell Exchange oa Charleston and SHvimntih. D. JENNINOB & OOt, W. M. TU«JfO A CO., Charleston, 8. C. Savannah, 0». jan2o—tl WALK£R* CO., IMPORTERS OFJI WINES, RR AN DIES, OIN, RUM, Alf D nIAt I R 8 IN EIRTDCKT BOURBON & OLD RYE WHISKEY, Agents f-ir ths Atii''rii-nii Vintnpi. Company. PURE CALIFORNIA WINKS AND BRANDIBB. wiNB-nrn'KRK, HOCK, CI. A RET, ■ CRAMPAQNT Which are nnivenwillv rwnninipn.l.si by the most emio.nt rhvsicians fur MEDICINAL PURPOSKB, AU of which are offered at the very lowest market rafei WALKKR A CO, No S Commercial Row, Norfolk, Va. j«a—tf pERUV I A rJ OU A 9 o A irood snpplv of No. 1 PKRUVIAN ODANO jo»t .r -rivM. MURDOCH. HOWELL, .ian'Jft—2w at Tnnls Wharf. t/KMT*M EABT INDIA OOFPSB. V EQUAL TO JAVA. • a j| aeiT HALF THK PRICE. |«9> QOBB TWICE AH FAR. -%« Recommended and TJied by All! CI.EHOYMr'.N. PHTSrCIANI ami I'ri.f.ssioual .11.11. >< thn ch.-apesl, li.-nllliii'ht ami best lH?vera»rs in the world FOR SALR 11V Al.l. tIIUKKIiS NORTH AND SOUTH The Southern Tnule, to which it is Sfircially ailapte.l supplied through the *•' York City Wholesalo Orrser. or direct from the Mmiiifiietorr. Put up in one pound papers, in boxes or 311 and 60 11,.. each. M H «^^a. S I 154 i 9 NEW YORK. RICHARD DA VIES, Prnprl.tor, a.idlleii.-riii Wh..l. ~hl, !...„!, r in T.n- and ColTeM, dec 4—3 m