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TOEBDAY. MARCH ». VA*.
All rommunicatlo- t-t_l to t._iu_s mutters MS
nocted with this i»l."r «___ be addressed to E. M.
Bro*n, Norfolk /«■ AH communication. pt.rtaiui.it' t>,
diU.riul mutters, »B>l all crrrspondeuce intended lot
Ao paper should b* taldriMswl to John Clark, « litor.
Advi-rUsera ur« rpquostcd to hand in thoir *dvertia»
ment. b«o.o ail o'clock iv tbo cvouing, pf JVious to
nblicaUou. ,
Newsmen and mmM*l* dialling papers * 111 pl<_
Uavo thoir orders ut tho coiii.tiug-rooui tlie cv. uing pi»
vioua before .it o'clock.
Muyhevr - Brother., Koo_s,ollora end Slat* _ers, »r.
-ttnth-rlßod ußtuts to sell the Norfolk IVut, snd ill orders
eft vrtt.h tli. ni will ho atteudfrd to the stuue _ if loft »i
he ulnce of publication.
8. _. Pettargill k Co., an- authorized Advortiaiiif.
Agents f«r the i-»' In Sow York and Boston.
NoryjE.
TIIR NOUrOI.Ii POST LSI'AULI.HMENT FOX SALE
The Norfolk Post newspaper establish
inent, which includes the most compteh
aud profitable Job Office in Virginia, _
offered for sale. The office is self-sup
porting, as will be fully demonstrated ;
but the present proprietors find it nec
essary, by "reason of engagements else
where, to be relieved of the burden
incident to the publication of a daily
journal in Norfolk. For particulars ap
ply at this oiliee, to m _ row „
We are Indebted to Mr. R. H. Fox, ol
the National Express, for late southern
papers.
a tM * —_.
IHE ST NAZAIBE AND NO_FO_K STEAM
NAVIGATION COM-ANY
The question was again asked us yes
terday, " Where is Colonel Thompson
and what is he about?" We wouk
really like to know ourselves something
concerning the progress of the Compauv
whose title figures at the head of this
article.
We heard some time ago that a meet
ing of the Board of Directors was totakt
place, when the final questions in regard
to this line were to be discussed anil
dotermined upon. Since then nothing
his been heard concerning the matter;
and at the solicitation of many persons
in Norfolk, we now call on Colonel
Thompson to come forward and keep vi
a little au courant, inasmuch as thin
suspense leads many to believe that tin
enterprise has blown up, and is never t<
exist de facto.
The bill has been passed by the Legis
lature of Virginia—hence any delaj
which may take place in future mum
bo laid to the Company.
♦ _ .
KECONSTKUCTION
The reconstruction papers furnisher,
by the President to Congress, and jusl
laid before the members, are, as hereto
fore stated, very important. It is proper,
however, to say that the record of his
correspoiidence with the provisional
governors is very Incomplete. Thai
documents are withheld, or copies were
not kept, is evident euough from the
numerous gaps which occur, as well ut
from the numerous references iv those
which have been furnished to others
which are ruis3ing from tlie mass. A
correspondent of the IJoston Advertiser
has carefully selected everything beat
ing upon the question of Congressional
representation, and the readmission o
the ssutheru states to their former priv
ileges in the government; and, incom
plete as the record is, it will be found ol
much significance in view of the rela
tive positions of Congress and the Presi
dent.
It appears that ou tbe 2_d of August,
1865, the President Bent to each of the
provisional governors a copy of the fol
lowing letter: —
"Information comes to me that re
ports are freely circulating In influential
quarters, anil where, without contradic
tion, ttiey are calculated to Uo harm, to
the effect, that in appointments to office
ami in the recommendations for ap
poiiitment, the true Union men are
totally ignored, and the provisional gov
ernors are giving a decided preference
to those wiio have participated in die
rebellion, ftie object of such repre
sentations is to embarrass the govern
ment in its reconstruction policy ; aud
while I place no reliance in such st.te
ments, 1 feel it due to you to advise you
of the extended circulation they have
gained, and to impress upon you the
importance of encouraging and strength*
eniug, to the fullest extent, the men of
your state who have never faltered in
their allegiance to the government."
Replies were received to this letter
from all the.governors but Governor
Marvin of Florida, and are as follows,
in the order of their dates:—
"Mo.VTOoiEtRT, Alt., Aug. >u ( 1866.
To His Excellency, Andrew Johnton .-—
"Btr,—l have the honor to say, in
eases of special appointments, Union
men have received preferences iii every
instance where one reasonably qualified
would accept the office. When such
could not be obtained, those least objec
tionable have beeu appointed. In no
instance has a Union man beeu neglect
ed or set aside for secessionists. All
county officers; from justice of the peace
down, were re-appoiuted by my procla
mation, but reserving the rigiit to re
move for disloyalty or other good cause.
All the higher officers of the couuties
aud state were specially appointed. A
very few cases only of removal, under
the general appointments, have occurr
ed. "Lewis X. Paksons."
"Jacbion, M_s., Aug. 25, 1866.
**Andrew Johnson, I^resident: —
"Sir,—l have endeavored to avoid the
appointment or recommendation of se
cessionists, both from inclination and
duty. It has been au indispensable re
quisite that parties applying should be
tree from this objection. Perhaps iv a
few unimportaut instances parties ob
jectionable in this respect may have
been accidentally appointed, but never
from design. lam sure the Union
are satisfied.
"W. L. Shakkev."
"lUUioh, N.JC.'Att.EEstM, 1865.
"Tht President:—
"Hib,—l have the honor tostate iv no
instance in making appointment to
office, or in recommending for appoint.. '
nienl, have I shown any preference for •
persons who have participated ln the
rebellion. On the contrary, I have been
•very careful to prefer and to appoint
persons who were originally Union
men, and persona who were in favor of
restoring the authority of the Federal!;
,'overntuent. Doubtless iv my appoint- ,
ruenls—some four thousand—some have t
been appointed who ought not to have
been, and in some cases even friends ;
have misled to some slight extent by '
their recommendations; but upon the <
-hole, only loyal Union men have beeu ■
ippointed and recommended at Wash
ington. It is my purpose aud wish to
encourage and strengthen those who <
have never at heart faltered In their al- <
legiance to the Federal government.
"W. VV. Hoijjen."
-Obi.i>Vll.l.B, S. C, Aug. '28, 18_.
•His Excellency PresidentJohnton:
"The report is wholly untrue that true
Union men are totally ignored, and the
provisional governors are giving a de
cided preference to those who partici
pated in the rebellion. So far as 1 am
concerned, all my sympathies are with
the Union men; but there are uiauy now j
seeking office aa Union men wiiowere ,
..ever heard of as such in ihe rebellion. ,
I'heir latent Unionism has brought to .
light by the hope of office. I have al- .
ways given a prefere.,ce to integrity, j
capacity and loyalty. There were not }
h dozen decided Uniou nieu iv the whole .
state at the commencement of the rebel- j
Hon, and none of them liave sought of- .
lices. The great mass of tbe people in ,
South Carolina are now sincerely loyal,
and will defend the Uniou as readily as j
they once attempted to separate from it.
[f I have ever given a preference over v •
pretended Union man, it was because I
doubted his fitness and principles, as
well as his Unionism.
"B. F. Pebby."
Macok, Gt., September 2, iB6O.
■'Hit Excellency, Prciidtnt Jolmsan:—
"I have uniformly given preference to
Union men in my recommendations.
When this is not the case it is because
of Imposition, or because there is uo
other applicatlou for the place. By gen
eral order I directed all the State officers
to proceed in the discharge of the func
tions of their offices, aud this, as a mat
ter of course, embraced obnoxious men,
Who will be removed on application.
J. Johnson."
AtJSTiB, Tbxas. Bejit.r-ber 9,186
---"lbtte-reti-m* of the United States:—
"The report to which you refer as
being circulated about Washington, to
the effect that in my appointment to of
iice, Uuiou men are ignored, and pref
erence given to those who have partici
pated in the rebellion, is a most unmiti
gated and malignant falsehood. The re
verse of the story is true. My. action
thus far is indorsed by the Union men
of the State.
A. J. HA.Mi.vro_."
The purport of this circular letter of
of the 22d of August, to which these
_ix answers were returned, appears
in the fPresident'a telegraphic despatch
of the 27th of the same month to Gov
ernor Holden, in answer to his of the
previous day. The President says:
"My telegram was merely iutended
to call your attention to the impression
being male by those who are opposed to
the southern states resuming their for
mer relations with the Federal Guvtirn
iiii-nl, and in making appointments, to
guard against it as far as practicable, and
thereby deprive them of all excuse for
I opposing a restoration of state govern
ments." j
Who the President meant by tbe I
phrase "those who are opposed to the
southern states resuming their former
relations with tho Federal Govern
ment" appears from his despatch of the
loth of August to Governor Sharkey of
Mississippi, in wliiili he says:
"If you could extend the elective
franchise to all persons of color who can
read the Constitution of tlie United
.States iv English and writetheir names,
and to all persons of color who own real
estate valued ut not less than $250 aud
pay taxesthereou, you would completely
disarm the adversary and set an example
the other states will follow. 1 hope and
trust your convention will do this; and,
as a consequence, the radicals, who are
wild upon negro franchise, will be com
pletely foiled in their attempt to keep
the southern states from resuming their
relation to the Union, by not aeeerrlhig
their senators and representatives." !
The President seems to have realized
very clearly that his policy of recon
struction would be opposed by at le.st
a strong minority of Congress, and so,
J ou the 2d of September, he says to Gov
j srnof Perry of South Carolina, that "it
is all-important that you proceed with
the work of restoiation as rapidly as pos
sible, aud upon such principles as will
disarm those who are opposed to the
.States resuming tiieir former relations
with tlie Federal government."
Governor Perry, indeed, seems to
>aye been quite as anxious to get into
Congress as it was desirable he should
j be. As early as Sept. 28 he telegraphs,
"Our peoplo are all loyal, and it is said
i am to be sent to the United States
Senate." On the 27th of October, again
he says, "My election to tlie Seuate is
pretty certain, and I hope that my ser
vices as provisional governor will not be
needed longer than till the meeting of
Congress;" and afterwards he modestly
announces, "I was yesterday elected
United States senator by a very flatter
ing vote." That he made a discovery
or two as the day for the assemblage of I
Congress drew near, is evident from the
following correspondence between him
self and the President:
■■Colveebl-b, S. C, Nov. 27,1865.
■'Iresident Johnson: —
"Will you please inform me whether
iheSouth Carolina members of Congress
should be In Washington at the orgaui- "
zation of the House? Will the Clerk of
the House call their names, if their
credentials are presented to him? Will
the test oath be required, or will it be re
fused by Cougresn? If the members are
not allowed to take their seats, they do
not wish to incur the trouble and ex
pense of going on, and the mortification
of being rejected.
'Do give your views and wishes
"B. F. Perry,
"Provisional Governor."
'BxtccTivt M.iSfloN, WASHtnaroß, 1
Nor. 27,1805. J
"_. - Pfrry, Provisional Governor:
"Sih: Ido not think it necessary for
the members elect from South Carolina
to be present at the organization of Cou
gress; on the contrary, it will be better
policy to present their certificates of
election after tiie two Houses are organ
ized, and then it will be a simple ques
tion under the Constitution „f the mem
bers taking thoir seats. Each House
must judge for itself the election returns
tnd qualifications of its own members.
As to what tne two Houses will Uo in
"eference to the oath now required to be
aken before the members can take their
teats, is unknown to me, and 1 do not
ike to predict; but upon the whole I am
>f opinion that it would be better for the
piestiou to come up and be disposed of
liter the two Houses have beeu organ-1
led. "Andrew Johnson,
"Presideutof the United States."
This answer from the President does I ]
lot seem to have wholly disoon.l
certed fiovernor Perry, for, on notifying
the President of the adoption by the
Legislature of the amendment abolish
ing slavery, he adds ; "I hope this will
open* the doors of Congress to our mem
bers." On the 7th of December he says
the telegraphic synopsis of the Presi
dent's annual message gives universal
satisfaction, and adds that "itisanxieus
ly hoped yon will be sustained by Con
gress, and that the Southern members
will be allowed to take their seats. Then
we shall be indeed a happy and united
people, restored to self-government";
and this despatch he follows on the 9th
with another, viz:—
"Your message was received here this
morning by the members of the Legis
lature with uumiugled satisfaction and
approval. It has inspired every one
with confident hope that we shall soon
be fully restored to tlie Unioii-and the
State is fully organized. When is it
likely 1 shall be allowed to take my seat
iv the Senate? There is no occasion any
longer for military rule in South Caro
lina. Let our courUTbe organized and
the Federal troops removed, except in
Charleston, Beaufort and (ieorgetowu. I
All the departments of our State gov
ernments, legislative, executive and
judicial, are in successful operation. All
are loyal and disposed todotheirduties."
This won from the President a very
brief reply: "It is gratifying to know
the message was favorably received. I
hope all will move right with Congress
in a few days."
The correspondence with Governor
Holden furnishes nothing from the Pre
sident on the Congressional question,
except the single remark iv reply to the
governor's telegraphic despatch an
nouncing the stale election: "That it is
hoped the action and spirit manifested
by the Legislature will be to directed as
rather to repair than to increase the clif
ficultieß under which tlie state has
a)ready placed itself."
It furnishes one or two noticeable
thing* from the governor hitpself. Thus,
on the 20th of October, lie telegraphs:
"The Worth faction is working hard,
but will be defeated by a large majority.
Turner and other contumacious leaders
ought to be handled at tho proper time. ,
Please pardon no leading men utiles*
you hear from me." On the Ist of De
cember lie says of the Legislature,
"There appears to be a clear secession
majority on joint ballot," and adds,
"there are all kinds of combinations
here, but I still hopo for the best." This
hope appears to have deserted the Gov
ernor on the 4ili, when he announces
that Ex-G<wrnor Graham received all
but fourteen votes, on joint ballot for
senator, for he adds as follows;
•'lf I were a Northern member of
Congress I doubt whether I would con
sent to sit with any member of the so
called confederate congress. A proposi
tion is pending In thi* Senate that. Thou.
' L. Cllngman is entitled lo the two-years
term. Of course, this will be voted
down; but it shows the feeling by
which some of tbe members are actua
ted."
The correspondence with the other
provisional governors furnished very
little matter bearing upon the admission
of Southern Congressmen,except in one
instance,—that is iv thelar.i presidential
letter made public, which Is as fol
lows:—
"JSXBCITIVE MvNSInN, 1
Mr_t,loj'Wi), Feb. 13, ISHC. /
"Gov. A. J. Hamilton, Austin, Texas :^
"I was highly gratified to receive your
despatch and to learn that your conven
tion was organized. I hop. all will end
well. It is of the utmost importance
that the proceedings of your convention
be prudent and of tbe temperate charac
ter indicating loyalty and entile wwiing
uess to acknowledge the supremacy of
the Constitution and obedience to Un
laws of the United States. You, no
doubt, understand the position of affairs
here, and much will depend upon the
future proceedings of your convention
I am still hopeful that in the end
matters will take a different turn here.
and that loyal representatives will be
admitted lo take their seats in the
councils of tho nation from all the
states. "Axdkeiv Johnson,
"President of tho United States."
Among the documents is found a letter
from Mr. Seward to Governor Marvin of
Florida, which contains one very sig
nificant remark. The Governor had
forwarded a copy of his proclamation
ordering a state convention, and accom
panied it with a general letter on the
situation in that state. To this Mr.
Seward, ou tbe 12th of September, re
sponded that " tlie steps taken to reor
ganize the government of Florida seem
to he in the main judicious, aud good
results from them may be hoped; for it
must, however, bedistinctly understood
that the restoration to which your pro
clamation refers will be subject to tho
decision of Congress."
CIV__GHT-
I Both Houses of Congress have passed
the bill guaranteeing all the inhabitants
of the country civil rights, and the act
has gone to tbe President for his signa
ture. The bill is as follows :
Sec. 1. That all persons born in the
United States and not subject to any for
eign power, excluding Indians not
-taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens
of the United States; and such citizens,
of every race aud color, without regard
to any previous condition of slavery or
involuntary service, except as a punish
ment for crime whereof tlie party sliall
have been duly convicted, shall have the
same right iv every state and territory
to make and enforce contracts, to sue, to
be sued, be parties and give evidence, to
inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold and
convey real and personal property, and
to full and equal benefit of all laws and
'proceedings for tbe security of person
and property as are enjoyed by white
citizens; and shall be subject to like pun
ishment, pains an.l penalties, and to
none other; any law, statute, ordinance,
regulation or custom to the contrary
notwithstanding.
Sec. 2. And that any person who, un
der color of auy law, statute, ordinance,
regulation or custom, shall subject, or
cause to be subjected, auy inhabitant of
any state or territory to the deprivation
of any right secured or protected by ibis
act, or to punishment, pains and penal
ties on account of su ih persoii having at
auy time been held in a condition of
I very or involuntary servitude, except
tbe punishment of crime whereof the
•ty sball have been duly convicted, or
the reason of his color or race, than is
•scribed for the punishment of white
sons, shall be deemed guilty of a mis
neanor, aud on conviction sliall be
punished by a flue not exceeding one
thousand dollars, or imprisonment not
exceeding one year, or both, iv the dis
cretion of the Court.
Hec, 3. That tbe district courts of the
United States, within their respective
districts, ahull have, exclusively of the
courts of the several states, cognizance
of ull crimes and offences committed
against the provisions of this act, anil
also, coneai lently with the circuitcourts
of the United States, of all causes, civil
aud criminal, affecting persons who are
denied, or cannot enforce in tlie courts'
of Judicial tribunal of the state or local
ity where they may be, anyof the rights
secured to them by the nrst section of
this act; and if any suit or prosecution,
civil or criminal, has been or shall be
commenced in'any state court against
any such person for auy cause whatso
ever, civil or military, or any other per
son, any arrest or imprisonment, tres
passes or wrong done or committed by
virtue or v nder color of authority tleri veil
from this act or the act establishing a
bureau for the relief of freedinen and re*
fugees, and all acts amendatory thereof,
or tot refusing to do any act upon the
ground that it would be inconsistent
| with this act, such defendant shall have
| the right to remove such cause for trial
j to the proper district or circuit court in
tbe manner prescribed by the act rela
j ting to habeas corpus and regulating ju
dicial proceedings in certain cases, ap
proved March 3, 18(i,l, and all acts amen
datory thereto. Tlie jurisdiction in civil
aud criminal matters hereby conferred
on the district nnd circuit courts of the
United states shall be exercised and en
forced in conformity with the laws of
the United States, so far as such laws are
suitable to cany the same into effect,
but iv all cases where such laws are not
adapted to the object, or are delic.ietit in
the provisions necessary to furnish suit
able remedies and punish offences
against the law, tho common law as
modified and changed hy the constitu
tion aud statutes of the State wherein
the court having jurisdiction of the
cause, civil or criminal, is held, so far as
the same is not inconsistent with the
constitution and laws of the Uuited
States, shall be extended, and govern
(lie said courts iv the trial aud disposi
tion of such cause, and, if of a criminal
nature, in the infliction of punishment
ou the party found guilty.
Sec. 4. That the district attorneys,
marshals, and deputy marshals of the
United States, the commissioners ap
pointed by the circuit and territorial
courts of the UnitedStutes, with powers
of arresting, imprisoning, or bailing of
fenders against the laws of the United
States, the officers mid agents of flic
Freedmen's Bureau, and every other
officer who may be specially empowered
by the President of the Uuited States,
sha.ll be aud they are hereby specially
authorized and required, at the expense
of the United Slates, to insuuiii. pro
ceedings against all and every person
who shall violate the provisions of this
act, und cause him or them to be arrested
and imprisoned, or bailed, as the case
may he, for trial before such of the Uni
ted States or Territorialeourts ns by this
net have cognizance of fhe oftijnoe | aud
with a view to affording reasonable pro
tection to all persons jn tbpir constitu
tional rights of equality before the law,
without distinction of race or color, or
previous condition of slavery or invol
untary servitude, pxeept.is a punishment
for crime, wnereof the party §hi(.|| have
been duly convicted, aud the prompt
discharge of tho duties ol' thjs act, it
shall be the duty of the circuit courts of
the United States and the Superior
Courts of tlie Territories of the United
States h'oix; time to time to increase the
the number of eo_t_Uai<M«*n, en as to
afford a speedy and convenient means
for the arrest and examination ot peroons
charged wit!) [■)){ violation of this act.
Sec. 5. That said c<iiiiii|insioi'ers shall
have concurrent jurisdiction with the
judges of the circuit and district courts
of the United States, and the judges of
the superior courts of the Territories,
severally find collectively, in term time
anil vacation, umoij. satisfactory proof
being made, lo issue wurranls am| pre
cepts for arresting and bringing before
theiu all offenders against tlie provisions
of this act, and SB examination to dis
chargu, tldOli 1 t° ***li or commit them
for trial, as the fact* ujuy warrant.
Sec. 0. And such ofiitiiissioufii's are
hereby authorized and required t > exer
cise and discharge all the powers aud
duties conferred on them by this act,
and the same dutjes with regard to of
fences created by this act, «- they are
authorised by l»W Ut exercise with re
gard to other otl'ences against the lawsof
the United Slates. That it shall bo the
duty of all marshals and deputy mar
shals to ob.'y and execute all warrants
and precepts iuoiied under the provisions
of this act when to theni dimpled, and
should any marshal or deputy initr.hul
rel'usj to receive such warrant or other
process when tendered, or to use all
proper menus diligently to execute the
same, he shall un conviction thereof be
fined in the sum of one thousand dol
lars, to the use of the person upon whom
the accused is a.leged to have committed
the offence ; and the better to enable
the said eommissiotif-rs to execute their
duties faithfully and elhcieotly, in con
formity with tho Constitution of the
United States and the requirements of
this act, they are hereby authorized and
empowered, within their counties re
spectively, to appoint iv writing, under
their bauds, one or more suitable per
sons, from time to time, t J execute all
such warrants and other process as may
he issued by them in the lawful per
formance of their respective duties, and
the persons so appointed to execute auy
warrant or process as aforesaid, shall
have authority to summon and call to
their aid the bystanders or a posse comi
talus of the proper county, or such por
tion of the laud or naval forces of tlie
Uuited States, or of the militia, as may
be necessary to the performance of the
duty with which they arc charged, and
to insure n faithful observance of the
clause of the Constitution which pro
hibits slavery, In conformity with the
provisions of this act; aud said warrants
shall run and be executed by said officers
anywhere in the state or territory withiu
whie_ they are issued.
Sec. 7 That any person who shall
knowingly and wrougfully obstruct,
hinder or prevent any officer or other
persou charged with the execution of
any warrantor process issued under the
provisions of this act, or any persou or
persons lawfully assisting him or them,
from arresting any person for whose ap
prehension such warrantor process may
nave been issued; or shall rescue, or at
tempt to rescue, such person from the
custody of tho officer, other person or
persons, or those lawfully assisting, as
aforesaid, when so arrested, pursuant to
the authority herein given and declared;
or shall aid, abet or assist any person so
arrested as aforesaid, directly or indi
rectly, to escape from the custody of the
officer or other persons legally author
ized, as aforesaid, or shall harbor or
conceal auy person for whom a warrant
or process shall have been issued, as
aforesaid, so as to preveut his discovery
and arrest after notice of knowledge of
the fact that a warrant has beeu issued
for the uppreheusiou of such person,
shall for either of said offences be sub
ject to a fine, not exceeding one thou
sand dollars, and imprisonment not ex
ceeding six months, by indictment
before tlie District Court of the United
States for the district in which said of
fence may have been committed, or
before the proper court of criminal ju
risdiction, if committed within any one
of the orgauized territories of the United
States.
Sec. 8. That the district attorneys, the
marshuls, their deputies, and the clerks
of the said district and territorial courts,
shall be paid for their services the like (
fees as may be allowed to them for simi
lar services in other cases; and in all
cases where the proceedings are before a
commissioner Im shall be"entitled to a
fee of ten dollars in full for his services
in each case, inclusive of all services in
cident to such arrest and examination.
The person or persons authorized to exe
cute the process to bo issued by such
commissioners for the arrest of offenders
ag„tint the provisions of this act, shall
be entitled to a fee of fivedollars for each
person he or they may arrest and take
before auy such commissioner, as afore
said, with' such other fees as may be
deemed reasonable by such commission
er for such other additional services as
may bo neces-arily performed by him ci
thern—such as attending at the exami
nation, keeping the prisoner in custody,
and providing food and lodgings during
his detention and until the final deter
mination of such commissioner, and in
general for performing such other duties
a.s may be required iv the premises, such
fees to bo made up in conformity with
the fees usually charged by the officers
of the court of justice, within the proper
district or county, as near as practicable,
and paid out of the Treasury of the
Uuited .States, on the certificate of the
district within which thearrestis made,
and to be recoverable from the defend
-6t as part of the judgment in case of
nviction.
Sec. 9. That whenever the President
of the United States shall have reason
to believe that offences have been or are
likely to be committed against the pro
visions of this act within any judicial
district, it shall be lawful for him, in his
discretion, to direct the Judge, Marshall
and District Attorney of such district to
attend at such place within the district,
and for such time as he may designate,
for the purpose of the more speedy ar
rest and trial of such persons charged
with a violation of this act; and it shall
be the duty of every judge or other of
ficer, when any such requisition shall
he received by him, to attend at the
place and for the time therein desig
nated.
Sec. 10. That it shall be lawful for the
President of the United States, or such
perso'is as he may empower for that pur
pose, to employ such part of the land or
naval forces of the United States, or of
the militia, as shall be necessary to pre
fit the violation and enforce the due
cution of this act.
cc. 11. That upon all questions of
' arising in any cause under the pro
ions of this act, a final appeal may be
en to the Supreme Court of the ij in
states.
THE NEVTM.
GOVERNMENT WNPS ON" HAND.
Washington, March IS.—The Secre
tary of the Treasury, in response to a
resolution of the House of Representa
tives requiring him to prepare a state
ment showing the amount of money
now il) file Treasury, on yesterday
transmitted a coiiiinmiiuailon from the
Treasurer of the United States, from
which it is seen that the available
balance In the Treasury, acpording to
■tlie returns received to the 10th iust.,
was $1_3,423,88, r ).91; consisting of coin,
S-57,79'J,!)_1.37; currency, 1f15,6_8,0_4.»4.
Tf)tal, :rl_a,4_3,Bßa.»|. Of which sum
$2i,7-. 1 85..6a was on deposit In the
National Hrintis designated as deposlto.
rics.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN THK UNITED STATUS AND
<JAN4.HA.
Ni:\v York, March 18.— Reports from
various quarters represent that St. Pat
rick's day passed Witliout'distuibailees,
the Fenians celebrating it in a quiet and
orderly manner. At Montreal the Irish
men turned out en matte, and nmrched
to St. Lawrence Hall m pay their res
pects to the tJovenior (ieuerul. who said
be accepted the demonstration as mi
evidence of their loyalty to the Queen.
The same quiet prevailed at Toronto.
from Canada—no fenians visiiilk.
New Yok!v, Mm'oh 18.—Dispatches
from various purls of Canada allow lliat
no Fenians have made their appearance
as was fearfully anticipated by the
inhabitants. The arming of troops is
still progressing in Canada, however.
Milch satisfaction ia expressed in high
quarters at the good faith of the United
States Government iv preserving
neutrality.
THE WEST INDIAJSQIUDIt )N OKI) HUB 3 TO HAL-
MoNTitKAr,. March 17.—Sir Frederick
Itriice has ordered the West India Squa
dron to Halifax, witu all the disposable
troops from the West Indies.
MAYOR MONROE TO UK INAUGURATED
SKew Orleans, March 17.—The Times
sitively averts that Mayor Monroe
will be inaugurated un Monday notwith
standing the statements to the contrary.
The military will not interfere.
IMiSCIf.LLANKOUS.
c
NO. _M ARCH STREET,
l» 11 I L A D ■ 1, I' II I A .
Fine Gold JEWELRY,
Solid SILVER WARE,
and Superior SILVER PLATED WARE,
at lte.ltio.ril Pricoa!
rlO—lm
ACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP
COMPANY'S THROUGH LINE
P CALIFORNIA,
OUCHINO AT SIBXICAN PORTS,
AMT.
RYTNO THE UNITED STATES MAIL,
[ROUGH IN TWENTY-TWO DAYS.
Steamships on the Connecting; on the Pacific
Atlantic: with the
ARIZONA, COLORADO.
lIKNiiY CIIAUNCEY, ' CONSI'ITUTION.
NKU YOltK. • (HILDEN CITY.
OCEAN QUEEN, SACRAMENTO.
NORTHERN LIGHT, GOLDS- AOE.
COSTA RICA, MONTANA.
Ac, Ac,
One of the above largo and splendid Steamship, will
leave Pier No. 42 North River, foot of Canal slroot, nt 12
o'clock noon, on the Ist, llih t.i.d 2]st of overy month
(except when thoso .hitea fall on Hominy, and Uton on the
preceding Batubbay), for ARPINWALL, connscUng, via I
Panama Railway, with one of tl.e Company's Stearnsldp's
from Panama for SAN FRANCISCO, touching at ACA.
Ivp.irtur-s of Ist and 21st connect at Panama with
Steamers lor SOUTH PACIFIC and CENTRAL AMER
ICAN PORTS. Those tl lattourhat MANZANILLO.
A discount ol ONK QUARTER from fteaincrD' rate* al
lowed to second cal.it. and ateerage passengers with fan,.
Uie*. Also, an allowance of ONK QUARTER ou through
rate* to clergymen and their families, and Bchoot t.-nrh
ers ; soldiers having honorable discharge*,, HALF FARE.
Ouo Hundred rounds Baggage allowed etch adult.
Baggage matter, accompany luggage through, and attend
to laoiea and children without u.al t protectors. Baggage
received on the do, k the day hefor,, sailing, from «t*s_
biwite, laitroadfl, nnd passengers win. prefer to ..-nd down
early. j
An experienced Surgeon on board. Medicine, und at
tendance free.
For Paaange Tickets or further Information, apply at
ths Company's Ticket Office, on tl.e. Wlmrf, I'.tOT OF
CANAL STREET, NORTH RIVER, N_W YOltK.
marie—3m F." TV. ft, BELLOWS, Agent.
OALDWIN _ RESTAURANT. j
The proprietor would Inform his numerous fl lends, that
In- lias ~pencil a
FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT,
Os Main Statin - , No. 61 n tub R_nan llrtu.iMis, I
Near Iho Comer of Church. j
Ilia 111* I. supplied with tho heat LIQUORS and Sg- j
OAKS iit Ute market, nnd his Cuisine will be of the beat.
THE HOUSE WILL BE OPEN ALL NIGHT, j
FOR THK -SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATION OF THE PUBLIC
Per.rei CuNlttnY, foriii.ry of Portsmouth, it con
nects! with litis establishment, and wrnld Im glad to sea |
lU. W. BALDWIN, j
j AMUSEMENTS" "" I
NORFOLK
OPERA HOUSE.
posnivjiY pou TnRKi Nioirrs only;
I.
Commencing THDRSDAY, MARCH 22.
MADM'E GHIONI
AMD
SIGNOR SUSINI'S
GRAND ITALIAN OPERA.
DIBBCTOH MAX BTRAKOSCi).
Mr. STRAKOSCH announces with much pleasure that
In, Lis a.icceeded iv engaging a competent and efficient
ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY,
embracing the most eminent ARTISTS, aud complete
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA, comprising tho beat Arti.ll
from Now York, with whom he will giro in Norfolk
THREE GRAND OPERA NIGHTS,
(THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
MARCH 22, 23 and 24.
A change of Opera each night will be given, in a style
urivnlled by any other management. The following
eminent Al tist., all of whom have performed this winter
f>r lorty consecutive Grand Opera Nights nt the Now
Opera Hou.e, New Orleans, with the most unprecedented
success, constitute the
GHIONI AND SUSINI OPERA COMPANY:
SIGNORA ANGIOLINA GHIONI, the Great Dramatic
Prima Douna.
MADM'LLE PACLINR CANISSA, the young tnd highly
talented Prima Donna Leggiera
M'ME AMALIA PATH STRAKOKJH, the famous and
popular Prima Dorm. Contralto.
Primi Tenori, Sig. MACAFFERRI, Sig. ERRANI.
Primi Baritoni, Sig. MANCUBI, Slg. MARRA.
Prime, Basal, Slg. AGOBTINO SUSINI.
M'dme Parotti, Signora Zaputti, Second Donnas.
Signora Ximenes and Belli, Second Tenors.
Slgnor. Local,.Hi nnd Masalo, Secondß*a*o*.
With a powerful Chorus and complete Orchestra, under
the direction of the Musical Conductor, Slgnor ROSA
nifi"**..-. _. I ''"«' rt >'* r, ' I »•»«» Manager, Signer
-nnteiia mi,t "' Bißnor Llu ™' Costumer Sigoor
The following Operas will be performed entire:
THURSDAY, MARCH 22,
Bellini's Grand Optra, In Three Act.,
NORMA.
BtVsdattie. Ohioni and Canlasa, Bignor. Maoatitrri and
Su.ini In tho principal role*.
FRIDAY," MARCH 23,
r.oaslni's Comic Opera, is Three Acts,
IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA.
M'mePattl Strakosch, Slgnor. Erranl, Nancu.l, Su.ln'
and Marra tn the principal role*.
SATURDAY,."MARCH 34,
Oiuinar'. Grand Romantic Opera, in Fit* Acta,
FAUST,
M.-sdame. Caulssa nud Pa((i Strakosch, Signora Errarl,
Maucuai and Marra In the principal role*.
FULL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA.
Musical Dlrco(qrand Conductor,
BIQ N O R_F. ROSA.
SCALE OK PRICES.
Private Iloiea, containing five person. £if, oo
llrchestru Chairs ' a , w
I'.ir.iuetteatid Ureas Circle !....!!.., I oo
lli.eervod seal. SI) Oeuts extra,.
1 lie sale „f sent, and tickets will commence on Tues
day. Marsh UO at 10 a. m., at C. Scwarrskopf's FancyStorc
No. ... Main street. »■"" "•)
o'c'i'iT " P "' "' V/i q ' c,o<!lt ' ° Bn " commences at 8
DAN. CASmLCTS
GIIEAT SHOW!!
THIS COMPLETE
CORPS OF ARTISTS
Will have the honor of appe»ring before the Public of
NORFOLK
I For Four Dsys Ouly,
MONDAY, TUFJIDAY, WEDNESDAY A THURSDAY,
j MARCH 26, 2T, 28 and 29.
First Performance will hogiven on
MONDAY NIGHT, MARCH 26, 18W),
and every
| AFTERNOON and EVENING DURING THE TIME
Pavilion will bo erected corner Main and Oranby Street..
#__ Thi » Troupe will l.c headed l.y
the Greatest
1 I CLOWN,
■', _-_*__■ PERFORMER
._ 0a ,he American Continent,
VfV) HnJ Ctt * MW ' luimitablo Perform-
I 11/ in g Russian Horse,
U it "CZAR .»
#MhL *_ Thoroughbred Trick Horse
ANDY JOHNSON.
££„ His Comic Pony ".IANUARY."
,-+■*-, IB '""' ni " educat.-d MULES.
I T%X__P*- DAN CASTELLO
y\ Will execute his Flying Leap
y r_. . tf Lile, every alteration
f««-?f_*-*W> [,= *- aud evening.
MORAL EXHIBITION.
ggj The Manager h.is. at a great
JKTKJJ expetn.., übtaiued Ihe services
/^m* m \. to Hcrrl c ' 1 «< ,r -. ,he -lonKing,
ft. /.mWWK. Thi " *'* llir '''i«u mil take
I I' 1 " 1 '' in "'" Riniz, thereby glv
* Wm ~»_& '"*■' visit."« an opportunity of
if— mw+ir Bm ,w ' v ' n *" * perfect view of tins..
jm 'Lord, of the Forest" before
m WAmm%e w. Herr Longer enter, the den.
-\>\ The Company couipri.e «omo
\yj_.V* of the fine.t performer.—male
>X /J. .**■ and female—either in Europe
°r America, consisting of
>*r-"sjyfli EQUESTRIAN VAUI.TF.It.-,
M DAN. CASTELLO and Mr.
m CHARLES PARKER, the two
111 great Clown., will tppctir In
Ml every performance.
/TTH V Xkr" A corps of U.ber. are
1/ M engaged to .eat our patrons.
It VI and the public may be assured
■a tT-a-Mir*"*- that the strictest order and de
" mmJßt will be preasrved.
PRICES OF ADMISSION.
MISCELLANEOUS.
rVBi'A _ l*j__.'t_f _t_ _n i_r
DRY GOOD S.
The iindereifrned have just opened a very large tnd
well u5..,, t-.1 Stock of
SPRING GOODS,
ll hith the .taut decline in Gold enable, as to __r to
the TRADE and the Public Generally tt
price, similar to tbe
ANTE-WAR RATES
OUR STOCK
embraces
PRINTS, of Good Quality and Fast Color., 11%' ctj.
«*
BLEACIIBD COTTON, 4-1,25 cents,
CLOTHB,
CASBIMERES.
VESTING 9,
LINEN
and
COTTON
BRITISH, GOODS,
FRENCH,
GERMAN
and
SWISS
GOODS,
Tlie Latest Styles of
I
SHAWLS,
BALMORALS,
DUPLEX SKIRTS,
with
GLOVES,' H 0 S I E R V,
HANDKERCIIIEJB
and
WHITE
GOODS
Generally.
—ALSO—
A Larue Stock of
CA RPETS, *
KIT().«,
COCOA
nt,,l
No. 1 CANTON ■
JIATTINiI.
Having a Buyer iti New York, we are prepared at all
times lo exhibit lo our Customers the
NEWEST STYLES OF GOODS,
And are ilierel.y enrilded to take advantage of any
decline in prlc*.
BrnT" A. w. receive additions to our Stock by ctery
Steamer, we shall bo prepared lo oiler tho NEWEST
DESIGNS in DRESS MOM twice a week.
SELDNER A CO.,
maris—tf No. 13 Main Street.
yyu dliy ~B EXN~_~ccTr;
WHOLESALE GROCERS, PRODUCE
0m
COMMISSION MERCHANTS
MJ&* Liberal advance- mude v u all Merchandize and Pro
duce oonmgned. c 'Z'i-tf
NEW CROeKERYTIUaASS AND
WOODEN-WAIIE STORK,
No. 52 Main Street.
THOMAS E. ROBERTS
Has on hand all articles of Household necessary la ths
line, at prices to suit the times. Call and exaluius hi*
Stock. No trouble to shorn onr Goods. The best uiticls
«,f Kerosene Oil and l.'unps. jru.-O ly
TT A R R O R TWWTWoT.
The New aitd Powerful Tug
" TEMPEST,"
i. now prepared to do TOWING to an.l from Sea, and
nroinid tho Harbor, on tin, most favorable term..
Apply on board lit Kowlatid's Wharf, or to
C. E. STAPLES,
marlO—lm No. 26 Rowland's Wharf.
4R AR X CHAN CE .
I.c undersigned off. rR for s,.le their STOCK ~n.l FIX
TURKS, as may Intend changing their business. This is
(n- opportunity 1,,ra,.y person wishing tugoiuto biwl
.. On.- of th;> best I,,cations in Hie ,'i'y, with ths ad*
tag., of a good Had. ..Irculy established. Stock light.
• KAIRD <* ROPER,
_rlO—tf No. 31 Market Squar :
Jon*. D. Obtbom. I Iltvnv V. Moorb, | BBS. D. Thcieai
rVSTBOKr MOORE & THOMAS,
LUMBER,
HAT,
Ac, Ac.
N«rth Side Wide-Water Street, between Chnrch and
Our connection, with Mills at the North attd Louth
enable us to furnish every descriplinn of Lumber ni.-iuu ■
.icltircd aud Iv the rough 8 ate by the cargo or in smaller
quantities, upon terms niorea.lvantngor.ua to dealers and
other* than can be procured in Northern or Southern
market.. marl—3m
TTENRY P. WORCESTER,
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
N0.37 WEST WIDE WATER STRHET
(In rear of the Custom IIouso),
Norfolk, \'a.
A—- A full assortment of Perkins, Stem A Co.'s PURE
CALIFORNIA WINKS, always „v l.snd andf.maleat
New York prices. lul.l ,t
TO PURCHASE.
From On* Thousand to Five Thousand Cord, of Good
Merchantable PINE CORD WOOD, at some convenient
Pto lighter to vessel.. Tliere must bo fully four feet
ter at the shore. Apply to, or address,
Mes.ra. DUDLEY BEAN A CO.,
anglD—tf No. 14 Roonoko Square.
THE GREATEST NATURAL
CURIOSITY IN THE WORLD !
THE TWO HEADED GIRL !
on.
United African Twins,
FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
Being accomplished VOCALISTS and lino DANCERS,
will tive an exi.ibi'i-.ii iv., 1 <~itiTt„iiiiuent ut the
OPLIIA HOUSE.
During tho rxliibitfon they will ting s.-vera! Populab
SoMas, ami dunce a f.-w F.in.y Diners.
Doors open from M A. M. to 12 M., 3 P. M. lo 6 F
\l and from I P. M. to 10 P. M.
Admission 50 Cents.
Children under 12 years of age half price.
IyrADEIRA WINE.
A few dozen bottlea of very fin
OLD MADEIRA,
b variety—for rale at th. " TIP TOP "
Wine and Liquor Store,
I W—tt VbU« the Atlantic Ht>t*L

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