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THURSDAY, _A_*--T«- 'M**-| AU colninlmicatiiiiia relr.litift; t.i Imainoaa matters ..... __•-, witi. IM- msm »).«uiJ _ a»MNit*al t„ k, m. Biuvn, Norfolk /_'. All (•__»_•*____ *___._* to .if,■ rial in.tters, an<! all *_!_»*___> ir.t-.. l-l lor •' the paper .1.0u1.l mttttmmt l„ .le.hu Clark, - Mar. jSiwfttw t- * iitwV to--*) in ti.-ii-_v,,ii _,..!« fcafeM rfi- O-Ort iv tils' a-BOIBS, priktßt t„ - nUicatiou. , Newm... mi M*marjfa ___-| (.apera vlll HMM have tl..ir orJots at th* mi—llm frit—> Hie »*•> iiin.l'" ■ -;otia lutllß silt ..'cluck. Mivlii.w t Broths**, Boo_*-ta_ mul Slriß-i»r«, are _uth..ri.«l ngi'iiU to .-11 the Ni.rf.ilk /*>»(, ..fid .11 »r>l, r »ft with then, will Im iittiHtlcl to Ilia sain* til if l-l ; '' he office of puhlication. P. M. tmWBjB, 1 Co., «*<" ___S—a- Ailvnrtisins' Agents for tim -_f In New York nu.l Boston. ~jj~oTice. 'Jilt. NOI-O-K POST hHTAHMisHMKXT FOR SAU'.. The Norfolk Post newspaper establish ment, which includes the most comptete and profitable Job-Office in Virginia, is offered for HBle. The oiliee 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 office, to m iirown . General Buriißide was nominated by acclamation on the 20th instant for Gov ernor- of Khode Island by the Union Convention of that state. His election A-ill be about his first victory. Hut the ..dago seems to be good "unlucky in war—lucky in politics"—aud vice versa. The Opera, season will open to-nlghl at the Church street Opera House, with iiollihi's grand work of Norma. The trials of the priestess of the sun were many, and they aro told in plaintive accents. She .suffered because she was a woman—cause enough for suffering, surely. A fellow named King, was arrested a r f w days siuce in Louisville for larceny. He subsequently told adotective that he was the man, and not Payne who wis executed for the act, who attempted the assassination of Mr. Seward. This fellow wants notoriety. With the facts so well known, it Is rather singular tho tele graph men should send out such m foolish report, and still more singular thai t generaloflicer in Louisville .should take notice of it and send to Washington instructions. Booth is alive, Payne <ii.i not attempt to kill Mr. Seward, antl Mrs.' 'Surratt was not hanged at all, hut some • ither criminal dressed in female np parol—are good reports for the telegraph ers. "Who struck William Patterson'.' We see that some people are laboring under tlie error of coo founding Freeman Clarke, Esq., the able Comptroller of the Treasury, with the Clark who had the impudence U> substitute his ugly physi ognomy for that of the "Father of hi.« Country" on the postal currency. It was not thegentleman whooi'deredGovcrnor Peirpoint out of his office, but the Clark who superintends the printing of the currency in tho Treasury Printing office. The same Clark about whom so much scandal was published two or three years ago, in connection with some pretty girls employed in his office, and whom he invited "to a supper at Wil lards'." Comptroller of the currency is one of the most important offices in flit' Treasury Department, and was filled by Mr. Hugh McCulloch, previous to hirs appoint in.'in to the Head of the Depart ment, and is not second to tho position occupied by Mr. Spiuuer, the Treasurer. Air. Clarke is looked upon as being one of the heat financiers and political econ omists in the United States, and has re cently entered into a very lively and in teresting discussion with the .Secretary on the subject of the financial policy of the country. No, the Chirk who sought cheap immortality, by distributing his portraits at the expen.se of tho public, is another kind of Clark. . 80UTH AMEEICA- \ So very unimportant and un profitable ' have been the relations of the people of ' the United States with the countries of South America, and of such small sig- ' nifieaiieo in the affairs of the world have ' we always beeu led to view these (lis- ! tant Republics and Empires, that their < condition and the occurrences therein ' attract really le.s attention here than • if they took place in China or the * Sandwich Islands. Nobody hardly \ studies South American history or ' geography, and to most of our people 1 the entire land is unknown save hy 1 name. One reason for this is doubtless I their differing from us in race, language I and Kympathy, and because of the < almost entire non-intercourso of the in- >' habitants of tho two great sections of I the American continent. We have ' never had either commercial or social ' relations with them, and it is seldom ' one of their people visits our couutry, I anil sxotpt an occasional touristorscien- « title explorer, no American ventures fur t into the unknown regions borderding 1 ou the Amazon or Parana, and other < streams which water that vast extent of 1 wild country. Tlie inhabitants are n I mixture of Portuguese and I ndiun'a and i negroes, speaking tlie language of Por- 1 tugal. They carry on a brisk trade with i England, and with other countries on i tho continent of Europe, but, we 1 believe, the only articlo of commerce t received hy us is n portion of the cotfe.- t we consume which comes from Itio, and 1 for which we pay in flour and i a few other articles of provisions, when i we do not have to settle the balance of i trade in gold. From these causes, the \ war, which for more than a year has * beeu raging between Hra.il and the 1 Argentine and Correntino Republics on f the one side, and the small Republic of c Paraguay on the other, has excited less t interest than It otherwise would, had t our relations been more intimate; but t we have scarcely paused to give it a thought, or to inquire into its causis and probable consequences. Indeed, for us it can have no consequences, no mutter how it may terminate. It can not bo deuied that they have done some pretty good fighting, and that tho de voted and fanatical Paraguayans, have shown extraordinary bravery in defend ing their nationality against the fearful odds hy which it has been menaced, and from this fact, Paraguay has won much sympathy,though, when we consider tho merits of the case, she is entitled to but little, and that portion of the world in terested in South Ameri.au affairs would bo greatly benefited if the pug nacious aud pertinacious little despotism wero wiped out of existence. But why discuss a matter in which none here takes an interest. It has been some time siuce important military opera tions of a decisive or brilliant Character have occurred. All the parties to the' quarrel seem to be pursuing the Fabian ■ policy, and are, seemingly, bent on tir , ing one another out by movements and' maneiiviings. The Paraguayans have established themselves in a sort of ' "second Richmond," at the confluence ;of the Parana and Paraguay rivers, which tho allies appear very cautious about venturing to attaclj. Wo may look for news from South America soon; but when it comes nobody will feel any Interest in it in Norfolk. OENERAI, GRANT AND THE PRESIDENCY The Galoua (III.) Daily Gazette of the 14th instant has an article evidently written by General Grant's immediate friend, called forth by the fact that "some time since n, Republican and Union meeting in the city of Rochester, N. V., hud nominated Lieut. General Grunt as the Union candidate for the Presidency in 1868." It is very signiti-. cant. While the attempt to nominate the general for that office is charac terized as "premature agitation," the writer states that "his friends look tbr ward with pride and hope to the time when he shall receive tlie highest office which can be bestowed upou him by a grateful people, us n reward for the in estimable services he has rendered his country." The article says that "lie takes no part with the President us against Congress, and no part with Con gress as against the President." His "official acts" aro his present platform. "His views in regard to tho necessity of the freedmen's bureau and the keeping the troops in the rebel states aro record ed." "Jlisonk-rs 'for the protection of Union men in the South, his suppres sion of disloyal papers In the (South, find his opinion of disloyal papers in |Ue North, uivuUoon record." "His written i declaration, Mluljr throe months in ad vance of Mr. Lincoln's immortal procla mation, that slavery should be wiped out before tho war ended, is well known i toall intelligent men." This important declaration is suec.eded by au italicised passage, which Is as follows : "We know that all General Grant's hopes and sympathies aire with thogreat Situ patriotic Union party of this coun try. In feeling and In sentiment he is strongly idcntilled with the millions of loyal people, who, In the long years of war aud carnago and blood, gavo their hearts, their blood, and their treasure to their country. We have neithcrsym puihy nor toleration for any party, nor any set of men, who were against the country In Its terrible time of trial and peril through which it has safely [Hissed." THE NEW 03I.EANB ELECTION .John T. Monroe, who has recently been elecfed Mayor of New Orleans, has not been allow-ed to assume the duties of the office. Muiiroe has a very bad record, to say the least of it. Ho is a mun of no social or political position or importance. He wasusort of head-laborer iv tho Crescent City, rough anil unedu cated, whom the "thugs" and "roughs" of the Know Nothing party took up and run for Mayor in 1800, contrary to the wishes of all the respectable people of the city. Hy a free use of slung-shots and brass-knuckles, and knives and pistols, they bullied the respectable citi zens, and the foreigners, from the polls, and elected their pliant tool, Muuroe. His "thugs" ruled the city "with a reign of terror," and finally, when the time came to vote for "secession," ho joined his few adherents to tho ladioal dis • unionists, and, by using the samo tactics, which had raised him into power, he sue cecded in carrying the city for the dis union ticket,—there being only six thou sand votes polled on the call for the convention, out of seventeen thousand voters in the city. Tho cause of this small vote—not less than four thou sand of which were cast for disunion was to be found in the fact that it was dangerous for a unionist logo to the polls, to which must be added that peo ple generally looked upon the whole af fair of secession as a very laughable farce. Scarcely ten respectable citizens In tin city at that time, and up to the capture of Sumter, were secessionists; anil hail they been properly sustained and aided by the Government, Louisiana would never have seceded, and the Confederacy, thus cut in twain, would have fallen still-born and liarmle<-s. Rut the Gov ernment failed to support its friends, and they were over-powered, and swept away by the wild whirlwind of fanaticism, which had been raised by iSlidell and ( Benjamin, and their satelites. John F. Munroe, a native of Pennsylvania, was tlie lit tool of John Slidell, a native of New York. Wlion Farragut appeared in front of the city, and demanded its sin rentier, the military, under Lovcll, fled precipitately, leaving Muuroe to treat for terms. Now was tho time for this individual to immortalize himself. He behaved ill the most coarse and un- ' gentlemanly manner, and the grossest , ignorance and haughtiest arrogance, marked tho tone of his correspondence : Willi Farragut, which was in the high est degree insulting to that gallant and humane officer, refusing tosurrender the city, or hoist tbe flag, and telling the commander of the fleet that if he wanted the city, he must take it, at the same time threatening the Uuited States with the vengeance of foreign powers, were the city fired upon—which was known to he full of foreign merchants. Farra gut lauded, and with his marines took possession, and hoisted the Hag over the Mint, aud then returned lo his ships, holding his conquest under his guns. This Hag was, a. few hours afterwards, torn down by Mum ford, aprivatecitizen, who was hanged by order of Butler, for tho act. Muuroe continued to perform Iho functions of Mayor after the Federal Iroops had taken full possession ; but his acts were so openly hostile, and his lan guage so arrogant and uncompromising, that Governor Sheploy deposed him, and appointed General (then Lieutenant) Godfrey Weitzel, Mayor. As it was Cuiiiil that Muuroe continue,! to be a dis organize- in the city, be was sent to one of the forts, where he remained until released on Jiis parole in lb"*., by General Hanks, and sent into the Confed eracy. At the close of the war he returned to New Orleans, where he has now been chosen Mayor «' ; a re ward for his services, and for his haughty conduct towards l-'arragut when the city was captured. It is but just to say that the best men of that city did not support this Pennsylvania interloper, and corrupt leader of "thugs" and former Know Nothings, in the recent election. As to Col. J. O. Nixon, whom wo per. ccive tho authorities have also refused to permit to qualify as Alderman for one of the districts, no one can say one word against cither his public or private char acter. He is in every respect a humane and enlightened gentleman; and the only disability he labors under is, that lie was a colonel in the Confederate army, and has not been pardoned. Why Jio was not elected .Mayor, it is hard to account for upon any other grounds than tho determination to re ward the vile conduct of John T. Mon roe, aud thus openly insult the Govern ment. We perceive there were two staunch and sturdy Union men elected recorders in New Orleans, in districts where the German nnd Irish vote preponderate. On the whole, -notwithstanding the choice of Monroe, the election in Now Orleans shows tbat city to be in a con dition of very healthy Unionism. Sev eral of the candidates elected, aro men who, throughout the contest, stood (Irm ly by the old flag, anil the issue wus fairly made. Tho military authorities have appointed J. Ad. Rozier, Mrryor, who was one of thoseven members of the convention who peisistently refusetl to sign tlicordinaiiceofsecession,and never would bond the knee to Baal. He, how ever, opposed tho emancipation policy of Mr. Lincoln, mill supported General McClellaniu the last Presidential election —because he wanted the Union as it was, with tbe Constitution, and the institu tion of slavery unimpaired. His dislike of confederates and emancipationists was equally bitter. At present, ho is doubtless, a supporter of President Johnson's policy. We have tlevoted this much space to the Now Orleans election booauue H is the newest impor tant event in the progress of reconstruc tion, and the latest military interfer. nee in an election. THE JAMAICA ATROGTTI-S. MOM IIORRIIII.K HKVK.ATIOJI.?. -VIIIKNCK Of WOMA--WIUPPINQ. Ml'.-iHII, All SON, TIIKFT AND WANTON CRUELTY. Full reports of the Jamaica investiga tion appear in the English journals. Witnesses have been culled to testify for and against the authorities, and Gov. Eyre himself lias been permitted togive elaborate explanations of his conduct, backed by evidence intended to show that he was guilty of no excesses. With regard to the case of Mr .Gordon, the evidence remains as inconclusive as the report of his trial presentcu it. Gov. Eyre declared that he heard a number of reports of his guilt, but he could not say from whom. Pressed hy the com missioners for something more definite, he referred to the placard calling a meet ingof the poor people of .St. Ann's in July, and declared that the " very fact of his holding up the Custos aud Mr. Herschell to the odium of the public in that placard, and thoir being murdered after, prove that he was the prime mover of the insurrection." This is all that appears against Gordou. Thus far there is no proof of his complicity with the rebellion, and no excuse for his butchery. Many of the sufferers and eye-wit nesses of the cruelties practiced upon others have been summoned before the Commissioners, and their evidence re veals a series of savage cruelties which would disgrace a Sepoy. We cull the. following extracts from the reports of the testimony: a woman whipped wrrn a wire-cat. A woman named .Susannah Keiiuelt swore positively that she had received ono hundred lashes from a wire-eat. There was evidence that cats had been mado with wire twisted in the tails. Dr. liiiiiiii.ii, au army surgeon, who was appointed to examine the woman's back, deposed that she could never have beeu flogged with a military cat at all. The next day the same woman received twenty-live lashes from a cat, of which the lash was a soft bark. MKN KLOOUEI) AND HANOKO. In Marshall's case, which forms the main charge against Gordon Ramsay, witnesses deposed that as he was under going a flogging at Moraut Bay, he writhed a goo.l deal under the punish ment, and crieti out "'Lord a' mercy!" upon which Ramsay ordered him to be taken do WO and hanged. A rope was put round his neck, and he was partly shoved and partly drugged towards the court house steps. Oue witness described that he was dragged to the steps like a barrel up a ship's side ; another that a rope was " rove" round his neck, and that he was "bowsed up." It has been deposed that Kamsay struck one pris oner two blows in the face; that the same man was afterwards flogged, and while tlie punishment was being in flicted, Kamsay asked him whether Gordon told him to kill " buckra." The man said "No," aud Kamsay then or dered tlie soldiers to strike him, and ' repeated the question. He returned the , same answer, and was flogged again. ! Kamsay then took out his pistol and threatened to blow out bis brains. MORK WOMAN-WHIPPING. Two special constables deposed that when the .oilier, came up at Stony Gut, , _, rmm ____________ mmm _ mm mmm aa-H-a mm ■_■_■ a black man named Levison turned to run, upon which he was shot in the shoulder hy an artillerymau. Levison, however, escaped into the hushes. His 1 wife remained behind, and Ramsy or , dered her to he flogged because she would not, or could not, tell bin where Paul Bogle was. After the Hogging, as she did not tell, Ramsay said be would hang her. By his direction a rope was placed round her neck, and there it con tinued a whole day, during which time, as the witness said, she looked "like a beast ready for slaughter." The troops let her go on the Thursday, when Mr. Ramsay went uway. William Christie, a man residing on his own property nt Font Hill, testified: "When the soldiers came my father went to the woods. They tied my moth er's hands ou the post, slipped her stark naked and'flogged htr. They gave thirty lashes. I was on a hill not far off. 1 counted them myself, and when I came in she told mo." THEFT AND AR3ON lIV StM-DIHRS. A widow named Jane Wilson, living at Long Bay, seven miles to the east of Manchiotieal, said that the troops came to her house. Along with them was Mr. Codrington, to whom she appealed for mercy, saying that she was a poor, destitute, innocent woman. Mr. Cod rington replied: "It is martial law, and you can have no mercy;" aud a soldier said: "If you bawl, I'll shoot you." They sent her for firesticks and then burnt down tho house. The reason the soldiers burnt her house was because they said a black person could not have so many clothes; hut she said that none were stolen—they belonged to her, her children and her late husband, who was clerk to a church, aud a schoolmaster. There was a man's riding saddle in her house, hut that was her property, too, and had not been stolen. There were both black and white soldiers among those who burned the house. STONINU. According to a man named Robert son, it tailor of Morant Bay, some of tlie persons who were flogged there were stoned on the parade hy tbe soldiers and sailors after being let loose. The soldiers and sailors formed a line, and the men were forced to run along it; he hod seen some knocked dowu by stones. Some officers were there, and iiiunt have seen this practice more than once. Mr. Rum say was there also. The practice went on for one or two weeks and waa then stopped. WANTON CRUELTY BY AN OFFICER. George and Mary Bryan told a story which attributed to a British officer an act of the most wanton and shocking cruelty. Mary Bryan was married to a negro of tho same name, Ned Bryan, and they liveti, along with her brother George and her brother-in-law, James Bryan, at Long Bay, not far from Man chioncal, occupying three "small set tlements" of their own. On the 4th of October, George and Ned weut to Kings ton, where they remained over the 11 tit, the day of the outbreak, and did not re turn to Long Bay till the 15th. On the Horning of the ltlth a detachment of black -oldicrs came along the road. A Dr. Morris seemed to he in command They took Ned and James Bryan, who were sitting down in the road. Ned said: "Whal have I done? I have just come from Kingston." The Doctor had a pistol in his hand, and said: "No cheek I If you are just from Kingston come .along witli me, ami I will inquire about it." They went a little way along the road, and then Dr. Morris ordered the two brothers to be tied to a tree face to face, and three of the black soldiers shot them. Mary stood hy with a child in her arms and witne?.ud the execu tion. "I hawled out" (cried) she said, "and one of Ihe black soldiers said to iinr, "It is that child who has saved you this morning!'" TUB CATS AGAIN. In the evidence of a magistrate at Bath, Mr. Kirkland, we find the follow iti'' confirmation of the testimony con cerning the use of Ihe eats: "Many were Hogged, about fifteen a day ; only ..nc man was flogged severely, and he got forty lashes. The people were punished in my uncle's yard in Bath. There was some wire usoif in tlie cats, but only for the men, not for the women. No military officer saw the cats. The only magistrate was my uncle and my self, lie gave directions for the making of the cats, but lie left it to Bruce. I saw the cats, 1 saw four fully. All those used for the men contained wire. The only order Bruce got was to make them according to the army pattern. There were about four knots in each thong. Only two men I saw were punished much; whether from tenderness of skin or not I can't say, hut they bled more than others. I only saw one man get one hundred lashes. He was afterwards hanged. "Only one man was flogged before he was stmt to Morant Bay, but that was by a mistake. There were about one hun dred and fifty sent down to Morant Bay under Maroon guard. Those flogged at Bath were let go." It, was sought, on behalf of Eyre, to palliate the atrocity of woman-whipping by tlie plea that the women were not flogged with wire; but the evidence given above shows that this was a false hood. The London Daily News, com menting with just severity upou the cruelties proved to have been committed, remarks : "It will be no longer possible for us, after this official testimony, to comfort ourselves with the belief that it was impossible that men could be flogged first and hung afterwards, or that women could have been flogged by Englishmen. But if it he possible, the shame is made more burning by the claim tiiat seems put in for tenderness und delicacy be cause women were not flogged witli wire. To these inhuman monsters it would appear that only the physical pain was a thing to be counted, and that the atrocity of stripping women naked that they might be flogged by men seemed nothing, if only they we'ro not badly cut." IMAGINATION AND REALITY. Years ago, Hawthorne—for future use in some strange story, perhaps,—entered iv It is note-book the sentence: "To poison a person, or a party of persons, with the sacramental wine." What crime could seem more strange and im probable than this—a crime only ad missahle in the wildest romance? And yet, quite recently, that form of murder has been committrd iv Sweden, from motives, apparently, eveu more iucon ceivablc than thedeed itself. To relieve his parish of its poor, a minister gave t. the objects of charity fatal draughts at the Communion. Human liature is In deed, in its fancies and in its works, a mystery, and truth Is stranger than fic tion. Probably most of our readers will re member a paragraph in Macaulay's ar ticle on Machiavelli, in which Haw thorne's suggestion is stated as a not un common fact in the feuds of Italian statesmen iv the early part of the six teenth century. In his masterly sketch of the character of the typical statesman of that period, Macaulay says : "To do an injury openly is, in his estimation, as wicked as to do it secretly, and far less profitable. With him, the most honor able means are those which are tlie surest, the speediest and the darkest, He cannot comprehend how a man should scruple to deceive those whom he does not scrupleto destroy. He would think il madness to declare open hostilities against rivals whom he might stab in a friendly embrace, or poison in a conse crated wafer,"— Bouton Tramcript, ' ~—: . ..■ ■" ■"' i DEAT_L_-E.TIIK ItK\_RENQ_QJ__. WHEWELL. The death of the Rev. Win. Whewell, D. D., master of Trinity College, ("am - bridge, and one of the most distin guished scientific men of the present day, is announced by the last arrival from Kngland to have taken place on Tuesday, the 6th of March. While riding on the previous Saturday after noon, he was thrown from his horse, and bo seriously injured that lie was taken up in a state of unconsciousness, which lasted till Monday morning Although hopes were at first entertuined of his recovery, he noon began to sink under the effects of the accident until it came to a fatal termination as stated above. Dr. Whewell was born at Lan caster, May _4, 1704, and hud conse quently nearly completed the "2d year of his age at the time of his death. Like the eminent American historian, whose decease we have been recently called to notice, ho was of humble parentage, and intended to follow the joiner's trade, which was that of his father. But he early displayed superior abilities, and a remarkable aptitude for learning, and was accordingly seiit first to the gram marschool iv his native town, and then to the University of Cambridge. He received distinguished ncudcpiic honors, aud iv 1828 was elected professor of mineralogy, which office he held tili 18.2. In 18.18 he was chosen professor of moral philosophy, in 1811 became master of Trinity College, and in 1866 vice chancellor of the University. In connection witlithc British Association for the Advancement of Science, of which he was president in 1841, he drew up the Reports on the "Tides," and on the "Mathematical Theories of Heat, Magnetism aud Electricity," which rank first of his mathemati cal productions. His most important works ou physical science are "Astron omy and General Physics considered with reference to Natural Theology," published us the Third P.ridgewuter Treatise;' "History of tlie inductive Sciences," and "The Philosophy of the 1 nduclive Sciences founded upon their History." He edited Sir .Tallies Mackintosh's "Introduction to tlio study of Bthlual Philosophy," published v couple of vol umes of his own on "Morality," ami among his latest productions were some translations of the "Ethical Dialogues of Plato." If we add to this list, in which wo have taken no notice of mere University text-books, "Lectures on Political Economy," .delivered at-the desire of the late Prince Consort before the Prince of Wales and other students; an edition of the works of Richard Joins on "Political Economy, Architectural Notes on Churches in France and Ger many," and "Some Specimens of Eng lish Hexameters," published in a book containing similar efforts hy Sir J.din llerschcll, the late Archdeacon Hare, ami Mr. Lockhart, We may give some idea of his extraordinary Versatility snd industry. He waa an earnest student of German philosophy and literature, and cherished a warm admiral ion for the writing of Kant, before tlie name of that illusti ions thinker had been duly recognized by tlie fchohii's of (treat Britain. He also translated Goethe _ "Hermann and Do* roiheo," into ICnglisli hexameters, and published • version of Iho "Proiessor's Wife," by Auerhaeh. Among his later works wan the "Plurality of Worlds," published anonymously, in which he argued that none of tht< planets except the earth is inhabited. Dr. Whewell was a man of commanding pretence, and of wide inllueiice among his scien tillc cotcniporarieH. His manners were somewhat, tinctured with the pride of learning, and were ungracious and even overbearing to persons whoni he deemed his inferiors ; but in spite of Ibis defect, the encyclopo'dic variety of his knowl edge, his facility of couiniuiiicrilion, and it may bo added, a littlespioe of personal vanity, made him, at all times, a delight ful companion. NEW-YORK CONFEREN'OB OF THE MKTHODI-T PROTESTANT CHURCH. The New York Conference of the Me thodist Protestant Church, now holding its annual session in the Attoi ney street Church, New York city, passed the fol lowing resolutions on Monday, the Hey. J. J. Smith being th.c mover : Assembled, as wa now are, under the blessings of peace, for tlie first time as a Conference for four years past, with the Rebellion completely overthrown—not au armed Rebel in the field—the au thority of the General Government firmly ie-established over all tho late rebellious slates, it fitly becomes us as a Conference to, thus give formal expres sion to the feelings, and especially to the gratitude, of our hearts, for the won derful deliverance God has wrought out for us us a nation, iv giving success to our arms, in having brought us safely and triumphantly through one of the most gigantic and dreadful civil wars ever known on earth; therefore, Resolved, That for this great victory, and tho inestimable blessings of peace and a united country, anil our iiitiu eutial position among the nations of the earth, thanks are due to Almighty God for his manifest providential supervision of our allairs by giving us wise rulers, skillful officers anil brave soldiers, and by so wonderfully nnd martclously ordering all things as to make even our occasional defeat, and humiliations tend to subserve tho oauso of humanity and the triumph of our arms; in preventing humiliating wicked ami ruinous com promises being made with our enemies while iv arms; ill preserving us amid the menacing attitude of oilier nations and the diplomatic intrigue of European courts from foreign war; in makingeveu the enormous sacrifices of Mood and treasure, the duration of the struggle, ami the sanguinary manner in winch it was waged by our enemies, the means of intensifying our love of justice and ,' hatred of oppression, and especially tbe i cause of the Rebel lion, so that the na tion was happily educated in this school , of suffering under God to demand at . length the destruction of the Moused institution. Resolved, That believing as we dotliat the institution of slavery as it existed in tho United States was one of the most unmitigated forms of wrong that ever saw the sun—that it was most emphati cally the sum of all villainies; that this Conference expresses its devout thank fulness to the Great Ruler of nations thatthisaboniination has been destroy ed, aud our Constitution so amended'as to proclaim Liberty throughout the land, to ail the inhabitants thereof. Resolved, That inasmuch as treason is declared to be thegreatest crime knowu to civil governments—and as upon the leaders of this Rebellion rests tho blood of a million of human beings—it is our i calm and settled conviction uninfluenced by passion, party strife, or sectional prejudice —that expediency, coustitu- ! tional law, justice, and the Bible, all o unite in demanding that at least some of the principal leaders of this rebellion be punished with death. . ,_». J An Irish school master is teaching the Mexican English at twenty-live cents per lesson. His pupil progress rapidly, ■ and now approch every American with "An'faith, how are ye?" "The top of - the mornin' to ye," &c; <&c. There is ( •ome suspicion that the "master" is a " Fenian, o ___Mr. John Rutter Chorley ho. lati?lv g f fane, entttl*. "Tbo Wife's Litany," which cofelaiu. a praier to the Virgin, beginning thus.' Thou that once ou earth didst weep ! By a broken heart's complaint, And a paiu Unit poiaoti. sleep, , Mary, Mother. Queen and Saint, I Hear me, for my wound I. deep I ] Aid me, for my swiil ia _int I ' Bid the darkness uotne and seal c Burning eyas that will not cu.se; ~ Let me oeaae awhile to feel; And the pangs of tunny woea, i And the [mart thou mny.t not heal," H tlentlo Mother, bid repose! - FROM MR.'sUMNER. I Sebatu Ohabihb, March 15, 1866. [ To the FAitorsof the Bolton Daily Advertiser: il Giinti.emen—My atteutiou has been - oallotl to au editorial article in your - paper where you say that Mr. Sumner r " aided in defoatiiiß" tho proposed con ,> siitutional auiendiuent " because in his t- opinion it fell short of what was ii needed." :l Permit me to say that this does not ~ stale my position accurately. c My special objection to the proposed I amendment was two-fold; first, that it I carried iuto the Constitution by express - words the idea of Inequality of Rights, i which, in my opinion, would be a de a lileinent of the Constitution; and , secondly, that it lent the sanction of the f Constitution to a wholesale disfran i ohls«__ent on account of race or color, r Thus far nothing of tlio kind had been . allowed to find a place in its text. To 5 my ml ad it was clear that uothing of i tho kind ought lo be allowed to find a i place in its text. f You will see, therefore, that my oppo ,- .-.itioii was not because the proposed i amendment " fell short of what was , needed," but because it did what in my i judgment ought not to be done. It is - true that its objectionable character be t came too apparent when it was cousid - ered that it did this at a moment when 1 complete justice to the freedmen was at ' once the prompting of gratitude and the r requirement of necessity for the sake of , tlio national peace and the good name ■ of the republic. But the special objec r tion to tbo proposed amendment was not that it "fell short," but that It was bad s in itself. It is sometimes said "a half 1 loaf is better than no bread," and this - has been called a " half loaf." But no -1 hody would accept a " half loaf" if it i were poisoned. To my mind there was .. poison in the proposed amendment. In i thin respect it was unlike the proposi ■■ tion to found representation on voters, i which, besides being more surely eilec .> live to the same end, had no poison in ; Others did not see (he proposed i amendments- I did. Had they seen it I so, they must have voted against it. Put seeing il as I did, I think you will - agree with me that I could not hesitate lin my opposition to it. t Ido not write now for any purpose of , controversy, but simply that my position - may not bo misunderstood. ! I -Ui, gentlemen, Your faithful servant, i Chaki.ks SiiMNr.u. I . ... " ... J! f THE NEWS. I —___ I The steamship Peruvian, from Liver ) pool March H, ami T.ondouderry March - i), arrived at Portland on Monday, I bringing two days later news. Aller ; iiinii crisis is said to be imminent. Prussia now demands from Austria the ' cession of Holstelu aud Is said to lie ■ ready to force a war. The American I Government is said to have intimated I lliat it is fully informed about the , movements of tlieEenians, and will not allow breaches of neutrality. The an ■ Dual bill for the abolition of church rates f w.is, on March 7, passed to a second i rending by a vote of 95 to 2>s_, in the I British House of Commons. > Strenuous efforts are being made in j Cub- to revive the slave trade, which for some years has been declining. The ' Captain General la said to have sent in his resignation, being dissatisfied with a decree of the Colonial Minister at Mad rid concerning the negroes captured from slave expeditions. It is rumored tbat the O'Mahony Fe nians have sent 5,000 nion to "parts un known" during the last ten days, and that the "Sweenians" are engagetl in I raining a regiment of "free lunces" to l make a raid on Canada. The lightermen of Brooklyn have slruck forS. perday; theadvance to take ell't'ct April 1. The masons ami plaster ers of Jersey City also demand Increased ' wages, and are now idle in consequence. Gobi was weak on Monday in New York, and closed at 128J, after selling as low as 1274. Government stocks were barely steady at the prices of Saturday. Bank share.-- steady. Money was abun dant on call at s®. per cent., anil more was offered than'could be used by stock houses. The business of the Sub Trea sury was: Receipts, $701,121) 50—for Customs, $284,000; Payments, $7,711,(102 05—onaccountof Loan,sso,ooo; Balance, 71; Coin Certificates, $95,560. MISCELLANEOUS, y IRCINIA TO EUROPE DIBEOT. The pplen.ll,l Uriluh Steamship EPHE S U 8 , 3,000 Tons Ilurthen, CAPTAIN WILLIAM COLLINfJS, will ...11 from NORFOLK FOU LIVKRPOOL, direct, ou or about FIRST OF MAY NEXT. Freights at low rates. Ailv.iiicea made on consignments lo our friend.. F,,r particulars apply to WILLIAM ___•, Ueuernl Af*el.t. 11. I ltimut.t., Ksq., Agent, Richmond. Hew*. Cbutvb) A ÜBBQSn, Agent*, falsittjiiiif. Menu Mac Andbsks t C, Agonta, Liverpool. __■_-_ Passengers for _f__WTOßi_ Tho :•!'..in .!ii u SARATOGA, Captain KINO, will Imtte bn- berth at .-'inlih's «hut f, Town Point, at X ~', lot It, ibis (WBDN-SDAYj morning, Pa.Mi.gen will pl*M* b. punctual. J. M. miITII A BRO.. inarrjl—lt Agenla, Norfolk, Va, ej PE Ql Aoh M& 7 l CLE. Tl.'n t'l. ,it.,.,bip GEORGEAPPOLD will anil for BOSTON on fI.ATURUAY, MARCH 24, 1800. at 12 o'clock, M. F„r freight or passage, apply to JAMKS PATTRN, Agent, l„:n -I—Bt Kimb.i ly'a Whuff, Norfolk, Va. lt i n r" m am AAA, NO. C2O ARCH STREKT, I' 11 I 1. A I) X L P II I A . WATCHES, Fine Gold JEWELRY, Solid SILVER W A It X , mid Superior SILVER PLATKD VTAUS, at Reduced Price* I marlO—lm VyANTED TO PURCHASE. From On» Thousand t<, Five Thousand Cords of Good Mi.. I, .in,il.l,i Pi.Ml CORD WOOO, at soma convenient place lo lighter to vessela. There must bo ml ly foar feet of Water Bt tlio .shore. Apply to, or address.. Messrs. DUIILEY BKAN k CO., nuglil—-tf No. 14 Roanoke Sqaarp. ATADEIRA WINE. A few dozen bottlea ..r very tin OLD MADEIRA, a variety—for .ale at ths " TIP TOP " Witts and Liqupr Stors, lev—tf Under the Atlantic Hntol. ALD NEWBPAP E.R 8 , " B.ilUble f*r WRArriNU PAPLR—ror Ml* at tbia fflc. j I d__ — -AMU*.EM i:\is. - It 0 R F . L X OPERA HOUSE. POSITIVELY FOR THREE NRiHTS ONLY; Commencing THURSDAY, MARCH 22. MADM'E GHIONI I AND SIGNORS U S I N I ' S GRAND ITALIAN OPERA. ' D'«*-TOB jj AX g TRAKOBC!W . Mr.. announces with initoh tan tbat I be Int. succeeded in engaging a competent aud efficient ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY, embracing tl,.- niosit eminent ARTIST?, and romiilel* CHORUS „,„] OKfll ES'I'RA, r_B,M_s,t_* hostArti.tl . v on -on- Y.nk, with whom ho will give in Norfolk THREE GRAND OPERA NIGHTS, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 23 and 21. A rhtngß ~r Opera each tiijrlil will be given, in a styla unrivalled l.y any othw management. The following eminent Al tista, nil ~1 \vti.,n, hay* performed this winter f,,r (orty .-.ins.-.fitiv.- 8-ED. Open Nights ut the New Ogata Bamt, New Orleans, wit. the most unprecedented , .ttL'cea.s, inilistitllt* the OHIONI AND SUSINI OPERA COMPANY: 1 SIGNORA ANUIOLINA OHIONI, the Great Draiutitl. Primu 1,.,,i'i, MADMI.I.E I'AI'I.INHOANISSA.the young and highly tiilei.te.l rrinia DdSßtt Loggiera ' MM-AMALIAPA'msi'IIAKOJOII, t1... famous and pupulur Piitii,. Donna Contralto. Piimi Tei.ori, Mn MAI.'AFFKRIII, gig. J*K-A-I. Mad Baritetii, *?,«. MANl'Ugl, Ug. MARHA. l'rinm Bassi, fiig. AIII'STINO SI'SISI. M'.lini, l-tW|l|H_nilll taflll). Seen,! Donnat. Sig.iot'a Xintcnes nn.l llelli. Se.roi.,l Tenors. Sigiiors Locntelli iin.l Miissio, Masai Rujaos. Wlilt a power Cii Chorus au>lcomplete Orchestra under th* direct-... ol ir." Musical Oondnc_r,S(B-.oi ir.oßl a «_*•*__?' '' <■■•'■"■■■ '■'■--, -_-|tr, Slgnor 1.i'i11,,. Pr..,. | tn, Ut , 1,.,,,..,,. c.ialumiir Signar HSU ia. The Mm Mf Operas will be pt-riiinnod entire I 'I'lllKrsllAV, MARCH tt, Bellini',. (Iraii.l Opera, in Three Art., N O R |f A . Me-lainee liliiiuii tl_o*a__, Wgntllt WbUbIIbiII and r*itaiiiiin the principal roles. FRIDAY, MULCH tt, R.isaini's C.flii,' Opera, iv Three Act., 11. BAKBIEKE 1)1 SEVIGLIA. M'i,t„ Pain ttrakoaeh, tla ammt, H__mL Su.in' a,i,l Maria In tbt principal role*.. HATCH DAY, MARCH .1, U.iiitiur's (1ra..,l Uoinriuli,' Opera, in Five Acta, EAU S T . Mesilaniea Ciiissa :in,l p.itti ftrultosch. Signor. Eirni>i Mancnsi riitil M.iir.i in the piiiiiip.l r01e.,.' Wit, I'limil s AMI ORCHESTRA. Slnsi.nl Director and Conductor, S I G N 0 m V . ROSA. SCt UK OF PRICES. Private llox, s, coiilaiiiiug live persons $i 0 (hi Orchestra Chairs. , _ qjj Pai'ipiflli, anil Dt_BC-.1l !....'.".." |00 Reaet'U"lae.itai,Oceula extra. _.**7 1 oo Theaal.'i.r sens and li.l.els will commence on Tun • lay, March SO r.l 10 a. in ,at a kWMS-Opra Fancy Stors No. oil Mil,. Hreet. * ' Floors open ut 7J 2 ' o'clock. Opera cotntiiences at . ■*• niat'l7—lf DAN. CASTELLO'S GREAT SHOW ! ! THIS COMPLETE GO It PS OF ARTISTS Will have tho honor ~r ..ppesriug l.ofoin the Public of NORF 0 L X For Four Day. Only, MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 4 THURSDAY, MARCH _«, .;, H a,,d 2(1. Vint Peifornmnie will 1,., given on MONDAY NlilllT. MARCH 20, 18.6, an-1 every AFTERNOON and KVKNINO DURIN.I THKTI.UE. Pavilion will bo crccto. corner Maiu und Uranby Streets. £J> This Tlo , ip „ am , ie , h6a(1(i(l . ....JT^p 3 ' *-__ ' i_s_jS CL °WN, •' J MH, - JSe'il 3L\,_. HUMORIST, ' - ll\ ORATOR and ? *r*ga|g-- I'KRFORMKR _ 0,.. °" — American Continent, ''■■m) \Tltl •*•***_- Illimitable fmmmmr ' IWt ))ir iug Ruaaian Horao, WW " O I A R." f^mZZlm\ "'" Tl '" r " ll, s , ' l "' , " J Tri.rk Horse • m-Mx\ ANDY JOHNSON. JJSTn. Iliai;„mi.' Pony "JANUARY," ■t*~u* t; V* .""I bis eilu.'al,,! MULES. DAN GASTELLO }f\ Will ~_(s-nte hrs Flying Leap y ___r__-___. tn Li le, every al'iernoon sh*3*Mtß_aSa-E**M» ami BTnlsf. \JJt nOTICE. **Z *__ OREAT HOKAt i:\llißiriON. _M[ A _— Mr.i,rig"l'h.is, at a great 'fJVfS-K. '->l ' it. , obtained the aei'Vi-is nt li.'n l.e,igcr, the Lien Kin,-, ffffl ti'ii'lhr with bis WONDERFUL LIONS < e___ m j I- I O N X 8 fl X 8 . />iC m___[ •_' exhibition will tak* ir"-*BE_f \ I' 1 1" 1" [l " ,;i "k', thereby gtv v __W npport.mity ~i M_ mWrAw nnv '"r: » perfect view of these ifS__ _»\l '& II," 1'1.r.-I" 1., lure r 11, ir 1.,-nt'. i eiitora tho.len. The Cottip.iny .-oniprlsn torae a of tie- I'm -at per!'ornierß_inal* (nil liinnl.—eirber iv Knropo or Am, n.rn, consisting of EQUESTRIAN YAULTIRS, ACROBATS and V^tppS- s**5 ** n v M N A 8 T S . ' H DAN. CASTELLO and Mi. rf) CHARLES PARKER, ths two ||! great Clowns, will appear in Ju ,v»ry p,r:'.,rinafice. - }AA( tj B9- A corps of Utbera ar. 1/ \\ engaged to seat our patroD., // Vi nnd the public stay be aet.rs.l IL-.r- - _na*trr that tbe atrictest order .0. de— "*" cornm wtll l.c preserved. PRICES OF ADMISSION. Admission $1 flu Cliiblretl 60 Colored Pcopl*. 76 m_rlf_-l_