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JL Resolution lor the temporary Itelett ol tje Suf ferers by the Into Fire in Portland, in tho State. of Maine. ' ' vl; f ,. Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America In Con gress assembled. That the commissiouer of in ternal revenue is hereby -authorized to suspend the collection of such taxes as may have been as cssed, or as may have accurcd . prior to the fifth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty6ix, in the first collect ion district of the State of Maine, against any pcrsou residing or doing business and owning pWjve.tyln that portion of the city of Portland recently destroyed by fire, and who, in the opinion of said commissioner, has suffered material loss by. such fire: ProvideJ, That such suspension shall not be continued after the close of the next session of Congress. Approtea.'Joly 27, 1868. -i.eiy;; No. 03. Joint Resolution to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to furnish to each State oue Set of the Standard Weights and Measures ot the Metric System. Be it resolved by the Senate and Ifouso of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and di rected to furnish to each State, to be delivered to the governor thereof, one set of the standard weights and measures of the metric system lor the iwi of the States respectively. Approved, July 2T, 1800. : ' ' - No. 00. Joint Resolution. In Relation to tho Use of the . Soldiers' and Soldiers' Orphan Fair Building, in Washington. Whereas the House has been Informed that cer tain peaceable and law abiding citizens, while as sembled at and within the building recently erec ted in this city for the bwnctit of orphans of de ceased soldiers and sailors of the United States, eituate on the corner of Seventh Street and Penn sylvania Avenue, have been legally and improp erly dispersed bv the mayor of this city, for the alleged reason that they belonged to a Fenian or ganization, and thus prevented from exercising their rights and privileges as citizens of the Uni ted States: Therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That said citizens are hereby authorised, whenever permitted so to do by the 8peuker of this House, or the President of the Senate, to use and to occupy said building for the purpose-of- holding meetings for any proper and lawful purpose, and particularly in referenco to the liberation of Ireland. Approved, July 28, 1SC6. No. 97. Joint Resolution for the Relief of certain Chip pewa, -Ottawa, and Pottawatomie Indians. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives or the United states or America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary ot the Interior be, and lis is hereby, authorized and di rected to pay to the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Pot tawatomie Indians of Michigan, in pursuance of an agreement and compromise made with the Pottawatomie nation of Indians so named and designated by the treaty of eighteen hundred and forty-six, with the United States, the sum of thirty-nine thousand dollars, in full of all claims In favor of said Michigan Indians either against the United States or said nation of Indians, past, present, or future, arising out of any treaty made with thota or any band or confederation thereof, and the annuity now paid to them is to be restor ed, and pnid to said nation for the future. Said 'sum of thirty-nine thousand dollars is to be paid out of fnqds of said Indians, by the United Status now held in trnst for said nation, drawing inter est at the rate of live per cent, which amount is hereby appropriated, said payment to be made per capita disect to heads of families, adults, and guardians of minors, as is now required bylaw in reference to annuities, by the proper agent of the government. , Approved, July 28, I860. "' ' ' " " No. 9a Joint Resolution authorizing a Contract with Vinnitf Ream for a Statue of Abraham Lincoln. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the Uuited States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he hereby is, authorized and di rected to contract with Miss Vinnie Ream for a life-size model and statue of the late President Abraham Lincoln, to be executed by her at a price not exceeding ten thousand dollars ; one half pay able on completion of the model in plaster, and the remaining half on completion of the statue in marble fQ his acceptance. Approved, July 28, I860, !; '." No. 99. Joint Resolution to extend the Provisions of the Act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty four, llinlting the Jurisdiction of the Court of Claims to the loyal Citizens of Tennessee. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States ot America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the act of the fourth of July, eighteen hundred and sixty -foar, entitled "An act to limit the jurisdic tion of the court of claims," is hereby extended to the loyal citizens of the State ot Tennessee. Approved, J uly 28, 1S66. i - No. 100. Joint Resolution authorizing the Transmission - - trough' the Mails, tree of Postage, of certain Certificates, by the Adjutant-General of New Jersey. ' r Utt it resolved lv the Senate and TTnnsft of Ken. resentatlves of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Thatthe adjutant-general of New Jersey be authorized to transmit through the mails; free of postage, certain certificates of thanks awarded by the legislature to the soldiers of that State, under such regulations as the postmaster-general may direct Approved, July 28, 18C6. No. 10L Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to settle with the Territory of Colorado for the Militia of said Territory employed in the Ser vice of the United States in the Tears eighteen hundred and sixty-four and eighteen hundred and sljtty-flve. . Be it resolved by the Senate and Honse of Rep resentatives, of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary ot War be authorized to settle with the proper authori ties of the Territory of Colorado, for the services of the first regiment of Colorado mounted militia, called into the service of the United States on the requirltion of Colonel Thomas Moonlight, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and for the services ff any other militia forces of the said Territory which were employed in the service of the United States on the call of the governor of the Territory in the year eighteen hundred 'and sixty-four, allowing in such settlement all amounts paid by the Territory to the said troops for pay,..iue ot horses, elothing and other proper allowances during the time when they were so factually In service, and that he report the amount stbnnd to be Justly due to said Territory oa such ccount-to congress tu uecemoer next. Approved, July 28, 1866. : ' No. 102. 4 Oint ttesoiuuuu so preveut iu iunucr xiuiurec ment otthe Joint Resolution, (No. 77,) appro ved July 4, 1864, against Officers and Soldiers of tbe'Unltcd States, who have been honorably discharged, io as to relieve them from the fur ther Payment ot the special Five Per Cent In come vtx Imposed thereby. Whereas by the Joint Resolution (No. 77) ol Congres'sy 'approved July fourth, eighteen hun dred and sixty-four, a special income tax of five per cent pn all incomes exceeding six hundred dollars was directed to be assessed and collected and was enforced generally upon all citizens Ac cessible to the revenue officers, but was not en forced against all onr soldiers then in the field in the active aervlco of the country ; and whertias since the surrender of the insurrectionary armies, and the disbanding and return of the federal sol diers to their homes, said tax is being with manl iest hardship assessed and collected: of them in aany parts of the country: Therefore, Be it resolved by the 8enate and House of Rep resentatives of tho United States ot America in CongressBssembled, That said special tax, so im posed, shall not be further cnlorcea against offi cers or soldiers lately In the service of the United States, ad who have been honorably discharged therefromMwd that the Secretary of the Treasury direct the proper observance of this resolution by All revenne officers.- -ApprqyL,Jaly28,1866W IRON, MAILS AND SHOES. K A AfiXBa?iBOjr, 3, 8, 4, 5, , 7, 8 AND 10 0UU Winch wldej . 1 Swede ' Iroa. " , 10.000 losLafi sizes; Refined Bar Iron, 2000 lbs W and Round Iron, ; 85 Kegs Old Dominion Nails, all sixes, 25 Kegs Mule Shoes, - - 100 IdS'&otmSImm Nails, ,la tore and must Resold, . TCTTT.TAvaoN A CO. Raleigh, Mareh 2. 1867. From the NewoA'Swttt-' fJ.Nv.Lil2 oAitt'S SA-T JC" f. fj U Neat Job for an Enterprising Burglar ' . Ninety Tom of Coin in One Vault Descrip tion, of the. Suh2Yeasury in-New ,Yorb. v The vaults of tho United States Rub treasury are 6id to exceed in strength those of ihe bank of England. The strong and thoroughly lire and burglar proof manner in which they have been constructed excite the admiration of all beholders. There are two of these im mense vaults, one at each corner of the Pine street end of the rotunda. Tho rooms are perhaps twenty feet ljong by fifteen wide, and ten or twelve ieet high. They contain no window ; there is but one door opening into each, and gas lights ar kept burning inside. The internal appearance ot these vaults has a striking resemblance to fashionable tomb in Greenwood cemetery, rows of cases being arranged around the sides of the room, each about two feet square, with iron doors attached. There is one door for each case, and wheu the apart- mwnt has been tilled with bag ol gold or bundles of greenbacks the doors are closed. Each case will contain half a million of dollars, put up in bags of five thousand dollars each. When a case is thus filled the door is closed, and a seal it fixed in the presence ofthe naval officer and surveyor of the port. It takes one hundred bags to hold half a million of dollars. In the first vault entered there were seventy-two com partments arranged round the room, which formed a tier somewhat higher than a man's head. Running over the top of these was a balcony with an iron railing in front ; there was piled up in this balcony in one heap, 0,000,000 in $5 and 10 bills ; $500,000 in internal revenue stamps, $50,000 in fractional currency, put up in large paper boxes, and 5,500,000 in United States bonds. The door of this vault rests on thirty feet of solid masonry, from the ground up ; on the top of this granite there are two feet of wrought iron, and between the iron plates a space filled up with bullets. If a rogue should succeed in boring through the granite and iron, the moment his drill touched a bullet that would commence to revolve, and by the time he had penetrated it, an other ball would drop in its place ; in this way he would soon find he had an endless job before him, and the attempt to get into the vault would have to be abandoned. The sides and top of the room are composed cf eight feet of granite and two of iron, arranged' in the same man ner as for the lloor. This sale, as it is called, was invented by Mr. George It. Jackson, ot the Excelsoir Iron -works. Mr. Rogers once remarked that if the people at the treasury building should happen to get locked out of the safe, it would take him a month to break into it ! A night watch is kept to look after these strong boxes, but they are con sidered perfectly safe without him. There are four doors to be opened, one after tho other, before we can enter the safe. Each one of these doors weighs two tons, and contains two locks of different patterns. A lever is so ar ranged that after the doors are closed four large iron bolts are thrown across the door-way resting in sockets which have been made in a pillar of wrought iron. It a thief should succeed in cut ting the hinges of one of these doors, usually considered to be the most vul nerable point, the door would not drop down from its place, and nothing would, be gained. But, like the deacon's cele qrated one-horse shay, these doors are made as strong in one part as in anoth er, and the hinges show no sign of weak ness. It will take a fearful earthquake to shake them down. No good idea can be given to the reader ofthe locks and their operations, but a few general remarks may be of interest. The first door has one of Dodd's Eureka locks ; there is a key hole for this, and the outside combina tion wheel is divided into the letters of the alphabet, the nine units, and frac tions of figures. The combinations which may be made by this arrange ment are endless, and no one can open the lock shoving back the bolts, unless he knows the words, figures and frac tions which have been used in locking the door. Even if a person was so fort unate as to get from ATr. Birdsall the combination, he must have an extensive acqttaintance with the lock to know how to manipulate it correctly. The second door contains an Isharn lock, which is altogether different from Dodd's lock. The third door has L. Gale's monitor lock, and the fourth door contains Gale's double treasury locki. From one of these doors, after it has been fastened, a portion of the lock is taken off, and put under lock and key in some secret dace. Without this it would bo use ess to attempt to get into the safe. The second vault is much larger than the first one described, but just as dif ficult to get into. There are 120 cases in this room where gold can be put and sealed up. At the time we looked into the vault there were 90 tons, or $45, 000,000 in gold stored in the room, and $20,000,000 in paper. The greenbacks, as they are paid into the treasury, are put up in packages of 1,000 bills, all of the same denomination. An inquiry made in relation to the counterfeit money which came into the treasury revealed the factxthat there is a large amount of it in circulation, and some of it is so well executed that it passes as genuine with the national banks. The $100 and the $50 green back!, and the $20 notes of the nation al currency are very dangerous to all persons outside of the treasury. Here they have never been deceived, but readily detect the counterfeit, immedi ately brand it as such in several places, and send it back to the bank from which it came to be redeemed and de stroyed. We were shown some very handsomely executed $50 greenbacks, and quite a collection of fractional cur rency in different stages of completion, which had been seized by the detectives. One man can count 40,000 notes in a day of six hoars. On the 11th inst. $1,850,000 were paid in by 3 o'clock. It is ascertained at the treasury that soon after the war closed the South was flooded with counterfeit greenbacks, and as the people in that section of the country were unacquainted with the genuine money ofthe North, they read ily took it. The whole number of people employ ed in the building is 7o, and tho amount in the treasury exceeds $100,000,000. ''LlBSBTT AVD UmON, HO"W AHD FORBV1EB, OKX AM) ixsepailibli." Daniel Webster. .RAJ-EIGHT. 3V. O. THURSDAY, APRIL 4th, 1867. The Republican Party of the State. We are publishing a number of meetings recently held by the Republicans of this State, and we hear of many more meetings to be held soon. It is written that in tho latter times " a nation shall be born in a day." Our loyal people being ripe for it, the Republican party ot this State sprang into existence " in a day," full-armed, and numbers not lets than eighty thousand mem' lera ! The result w ill show that these eighty thousand Republicans are as loyal and as true to the Union as the same number in any State north of the Potomac. The country is once more free. Those " straitest sect" Union men, and those perse cuted " Red Strings," and the thousands who fled the country to avoid fighting against the old flag, all of whom were sin gled out during the long and horrid days of the rebellion as special objects of secession hatred, can now proudly hold up their heads, and rejoice that treason is about to receive its merited punishment. Detectives no longer dog our steps. Women, and children, and venerable old men are no longer arrested and confined in loathsome places to compel them to tell where the deserters or Union soldiers are. The bloodhound no longer bays on the track of the panting fugitive. The tender boy is not torn from his weeping mother, to fight for despotism and human slavery. The heart broken conscript is not forced from his stricken and beggared fami ly to do battle in a cause which he abhors. Our smoke-houses and corncribs are no longer visiled and emptied by insolent offi cials, skulking from the battle in which they forced others to die for their slaves. It is no longer a cause of burning reproach to love the Union, and no iron hand is lifted to thrust us in the Bastile when we say we lovo it. Thank God, we are free! The Republi can party exists and is flourishing in a State in which, two years ago, the avowal of Re publican sentiments would have been in stantly followed by tho most ignominious punishment. The name of Republican was adopted on two accounts ; first, to plant the true Union ists on those great principles by which alone the jovernment can be safely guided and conducted, and to put ourselves inactive and living communication with our Republican friends in the Northern States; secondly, to sift the wheat from the chaff, or, in other words, to prevent the Worthites and the pi ous Pcllitcs from still further deceiving the people by claiming to be Union men. If they are really Union men they will not be ashamed to say they are Republicans. It they say they are not Rejmblicans, then they proclaim that they are not Union men. The Republican party saved the country. Mr. Lincoln declared at one time that he regar ded the Union as more important than slave ry; that if it was necessary to continue slavery to save the Union, he would continue it, and that if it was necessary to abolish slavery to save the Union, he would abolish it. In the end he did the latter. He abol ished slavery to save the Union. The Re publican party sustained him in doing this. Every colored person released from slavery owes his or her freedom to the Republican party. That was the party that saved the country and freed the slave. Every colored person knows this, and every colored person is, therefore, a Republican. If the secession ists, oligarchs and latter-day war saints who thus lost their slave property, are recon ciled to their loss, and are really Unionists at heart, as they would have the people be lieve they are, they can have no difficulty in admitting that they are Republicans. This is the test. Let our loyal people, and espe cially the colored people, trust no man who will not promptly and proudly say he is a Republican. If he hesitates or quibbles, cast him off, for he is an enemy, and not a Unionist. James Buchanan, Ex-President of the United States, has recently written a letter in which he felicitates himself that he is not responsible for " the years of blood and sor row we have endured." Of all men north of the Potomac Mr. Buchanan is most responsible for the late rebellion. We shall never forget with what anxiety the Union people of this State look ed to him to arrsst South-Carolina in her mad career. If he had done his duty in I860, all the " years of blood and sorrow" referred to by him would have been averted. History will so record him. His name will go down with obloquy, while the names of such men as Webster, Jackson, Clay, Douglas, and Lincoln will become brighter with the flight of years. Tub Comikg Weatheb. French scientif ic men predict that the summer of 1867 will be cold and wet like that of 1866, and they base the prediction on the fact that immense masses ot ice have broken, or about to break away from the extreme North, producing cold and vapor. We are very glad to hear this prediction, because the reverse is al ways to be expected of what the weather or acles assert. The Words for the Dour. Let oub laws and institutions speak not ot whits hen, not of kid men, not of black men, not of men of ant complexion; but like the laws of god, the ten com MANDMENTS AND THE LOBD'g FbATIB, LET THEM SPEAK OF PEOPLE. HORACE MATNABD. "If tou admit the neobo to tots struggle fob ant purpose, he has a bight to stat is for all, and when the fight is over, tile hand that drops the musket cannot se denied the ballot." GEN. SUERMEN'S ATLANTA LETTER, 186. . r; ' A Marked-ChnngeVV r ' Four months ago our loyal people were depressed and almost out of heartr" The President's plan had failed, through the treachery ' and selfiihness of the' secession leaders, and the people, again deceived and misled,' had contemptuously rejected the Howard amendment. The President of the United States was defying the will ofthe nation, and giving "aid and comfort" by his conduct to Northern copperheads and South ern traitors. Treason was rampant . in the high places of this State. Federal officers men who had bared their brtasts to the storm of a hundred battles were depressed and sad in the midst of communities controlled by rebel leaders, and did not seem to be as free to act as formerly. The glorious flag of the Union seemed to feel the general gloom, and to droop mournfully in the breeze. A federal officer, honorable for his years and for his useful services in camp and bat tle, ordered that whipping by a Court then in session in this City should be discontinu ed. In doing this he simply obeyed the or-dtPs'-his superior. Instantly the whole caiupf Rebeldom was roused, indictments were ordered by the Court, and a true bill Ktt tiio fironrl Jnrv against the following persons to-wit, Daniel E. Sickles, J. V. Bomford, Theodore Josephs, Daniel T. Wells. Lt. Hares, and Friday Jonc3, for ob structing public iustice ! Col. Bomford very properly refused to be arrested, and after i while quiet was restored. " Certain coward ly demagogues strutted alout the Court yard and denounced their betters as "mean white men" and "negro equality" advo cates. They, too, have subsided. We have not teamed what haR been done withthis immortal bill of indictment. The Daniel E. Sickles thus indicted is now the military commander and governor of this State, and will visit Raleigh soon. Four months ago, if he had been here, he would have been liable to arrest by a rebel Court We do not assail any one. We simply state facts, to show what a remarkable r.liarorB has taken nlace durinst the last four O A months. We had gloomy times then but thev are better now. We ha rs no doubt they will continue to improve. Sensible. We shall publish in our next issue the comments of the Charlotte Domo crat on the late Republican Convention. They are such as to recommend themselves to every thoughtful man. If others had adopted the noble course of the Democrat, we believe that North-Carolina would to day have been within the gates ofthe Union. We extract as follows : "We warn the people to be prudent and cau tious to give up all old prejudices and look at the situation as it is and not as we would have it. Let those who cannot conscient ously assist in reconstruction on the princi ples ofthe Republican party be willing to silently acquiesce and engage in no conten tion and strife. We want no office from the people, and neither have we any favors to ask of the State or National Governments, but we do want peace and good feelinjj to prevail be tween all sections, and especially do we want to see the prosperity of our beloved State re establish." White and Black population of the Southern States. An interesting and profitable subject for contemplation may be found in the follow ing table, setting faith the comparative white and black population in certain enu merated Southern States : White pop- Col'd pop ulation, ulation,' 1860. 1860. Ala. 527,261 437.770 Ark. 824,143 111.259 Del. 90.589 21.727 Fla. 77,747 62,675 6a. 591,550 465.698 Ky. 919,484 236.167 La. 359,458 353.373 Md. 515,918 171,131 Miss. 353,899 437,401 Mi. 1,063,489 118,503 N. C. 629,942 371,522 S. C. 291.300 4S2.320 Tenn. 826,725 283,029 Texas, 420,891 182,921 Va. and West Va. 1,047,299 543,907 Total. 064,301 435,450 211,21G 140,424 1,047,386 1,155,184 709,002 687,049 791,395 1,182.012 992,622 763.708 1,109,802 664,215 1,597,318 On Wednesrlav O AAtfttllU UVIb stated went to Terre Haute and purchased a paper of powder. Placing the package in the pocket ot his coat, he lighted his pipe miu standi uii ins wmiv nomc. lie unisued smoking when about half mile out on the Lafayette road, and unconsciously placed the Dine in the Docket with t.liA urvnr.io t r 1 r " . x u tta not long before a startling incident occurred. jnr. xx. xj. Jiiiine, lortunately, had just passed the man, and rushed back and tore the burn ing clothes from the astonished individual, who was completely enveloped in the smoke', but strange to say, escaped with only a slight bum. ThoexDlosion comnlpfAiw ..,. one-half his coat-tail, a portion of his pants. miii me 1110 nan tommunicateu to tue white carmen t worn next to the hnrl v n annn. J V U V Isl - mg his scattered senses the man journeyed ua, i.joKing very mucu like a side-wheel steamboat with the wheel-house torn off. Beep. A. Yankee has auropprlorl in South American beef so that it will bear shipment. It costs, cured, a cent and a half Der nound. The freitrht o- --www v c uatici and when brought to market is equally good -uv vnvi ouiuc puce aa pnuie and mes3 beef put up at Chicago. The Springfield . HemMiMn nf savs a small niece of tnuso.ln tvon a. of the limbs of the vouner 1a1w , posed to have died of trichina spiralis, was f "u " um,iuai;uie ui moderate power and the minute worms were seen in it beyond all question. In form and motion thev tal- "r "'"""j engraving and descrip tion of trichinae eiven in th meri;i v, if and there is little doubt that they were act- UU11J UAUUAUtlC Death attk& Tooth- Tin Lizzie Jones, a young lady about eighteen years of ajre. died suddenlv in "Raif;, - . j n.uauic, wu Thursday, after having a tooth extracted. oue whs Buuj.ct 10 uisease ot the heart had been shocked by a fall, which' the excitement occasioned by the tooth urawinjj, is egpposea to nave led to her death. The Humors of a Texas Hnwan bm. A row at a horse race in Hopkins county Texas, the other day, resulted in three mur ders inside of fifteen minutes. A man named Newsom killed a Mr. Bromley ; the latter's brother killed Newsom, and some of New soin's friends killed a third person named Fry. mum - The latest culinary novelty is alphabetical soup, instead ot tne usual cylindric and star shaped morsels of maccaroni which have hitherto given body to our broth, tho letters of the alphabet have bee substituted. These letters of paste preserve their forms in passing through the pot. icorfespdndwt ofthe Philadelphia Inquirir, writing from Norfolk under date of Februa-: ry 18th, says .' - !r ' f I have been to .Fortress Mohroe to gaze upon the "stern statesman." Mr. Davis looks very well, which is not difficult to ac count for, as he is in a place proverbial for its salubrity, is free from all restrictions with in a vast' enclosure, enjyingithe most ex pensive luxuries, and making money by do in' nothing faster than he could do it by any amount of labor. Formerly the letters to him were examined, and when General Mde3 was relieved from the command ofthe fort, over twenty-five thousand dollars had been received in contributions- from the faithful to the false god of their idolatry. These evidences were not, at the time of their receipt, handed over to Mr. Davis, but are, without doubt, held as his property, even if the greater leniency since exhibited in all other respects may not already have nppo cinnprl tho.m to be handed over. But however this is, for a long time past the illus trious prisoner has received all letters and packages without examination; and as their number and bulk has not diminished, it is probable that he is at this moment enjoying as good an income as the President of the United States. On Christmas day there ar rived an amount ot presents which nearly broke down the resources of two express companies. It is a curious fact that many of these presents came from Boston. Mr. Davis, being only bound by parole, is quartered in a part of the fort so obviously insecure that he could at any time escape. This suggests the idea that some authorities, properly estimating the value of secesh pa roles, as shown by many late examples, have hit upon that expedient t. escape, as a means of getting rid ofthe "white elephant ;" but Jeff will not be likely to leave a position where he is so well off, besides undergoing retirement Irora the throne of a very cheap and easy martrydom. Washington News and Gossip. WisniKCTOu, March 31. Mrs. Jefferson Davis is in Baltimore. It is supposed the executive session of Congress will continue two weeks. Many members remain to watch appointments. The President's signing acts giving Brown low 10,000 arms and accoutrements, and sus pending the payments for enlisted slaves, causes comment. The Chronicle concludes a paragraph in relation as follotvs : " We al most begin to believe that he (the President) is disposed to let Congress alone, and to teach other to d;i likewise." An appropriation for lighting street lamps at the Capitol, failed in the House. The Hon. Reverdy Johnson places him selt squarely against the Maryland Constitu tional Convention, ordered by the Maryland Legislature. The cession of Russian-America to the United States, creates considerable excite ment and exultation among Californians and others from the far West. It is regarded as a heavy blow to the dominion of Canada. This acquisition had its origin in a petition from the legislative assembly of Washing ton territory, praying the government to se cure from Russia such rights and privileges as will enable our fishing vessels to visit ports and harbors of Russia's possessions, for fuel, provisions and other purposes. Jasper Blackburn, the editor of the Homer (La.) Iliad leaves to-morrow with an order to publish the laws and treaties of the Uni ted States. Washington, April 1. N. G. Taylor, of Tennessee, assumed tbo duties of Commissioner of Indian Affairs to day. The Republican Congressional Committee has organized with E. D. Morgan, of N. "i"., chairman. There were but five iustices on the Su preme Court bench this morning, and the court adjourned until to-morrow. The Senatorial foreign ltelations Com mittee considered the Russian treaty seve ral hours to-day, but took no definite action. The House Judiciary Committee remains in session this week on impeachment. It will then adjourn till May. New York News New York. Anril 1. flnvprnnr Throck morton telegraphs here that Texas will im mediately reorganize under the reconstruc tion act. Wall street is dull, but with a better gen- 1 fwlincr Tt w ronnrtWl tliat. twA natioil- . 0. - f --- al banks in the oil regions have suspended. mi . , i rr 1 nerc is an active loan ueuuuu at 1 wu Commercial paper is quoted at 7(fy8. Tin. hnnlr stftmpnt shows a decrease in loans of 14,000,000; specie, $500,000, and rlonncits &l 000.000 : and an increase in cir culation of 150,000, legal-tenders $1,500,000. . V- . - i 1 1 1..H General Slierman, in a pumisueu icner, iuiti lm lma Ip.iyp. of absence for the summer. and will accompany his daughter to the Ho ly Land. Chilian Privateer. Vntfir Arm 1 The Paaama Star. of the 23d ultimo, says the steamer R. R. Cuyler, detained at New York under suspi cious circumstances, and which departed thence under the auspices of the Colombian Government with a crew of Confederates, has sailed lor jnmacia wici: six lorpeuu boats. The susuicion that she is a Chilian Privateer is confirmed. She will depreciate on Spanish commerce on .Porto Kico ana iU ba. It is thought the Colombian Minister at Washington was bamboozled by Chilian agents. The steamer Meteor at Callao, it is suspected, will become a Chilian or Peruvian privateer. The difficulty betwween the Colombian Congress and President continues. In Guat emala the revolution had been suppressed. The other republics were tranquil. It is thought a truce through European mediation is improbable. Seward's Washington Con ference proposition has not been accepted. m The United States ship Jamestown was to leave Panama immediately for California. m The Markets. Baltmobe, April 1. Cotton steady: middling uplands, 30c. Coffee firm and scarce ; cargoes of Rio are hourly expected. Sugar steady. Flour dull but firm. Corn, active, with a heavy stock ; white, $1.06 $1 09 Provisions quiet and nominally un changed. Whisky, in bond, 3032c. CrNcraNATr, April 1. Flour firm ; trade brands, $11.5013.50. Wheat scarce. Corn. Li "lit supply and good demand. Mes pork? $22.75$23. Bacon, 9011 and 12c. Lard, 12i13c. Groceries steady. New York, April 1 P. M. Cotton dull and declining; the market opened firm but fell off at the close; sales of 2,000 bales at 80i31c, closing at 30c. Flour closed dull; State, $9.70$12.75. Cora active, and advanced lc. ; mixed western, $1.19. $1.22. Mess pork opened heavy, but im proved at the close quoted at $23.95. Lard heavy and prices unchanged. Groeeries quiet but firm. Naval stores firm. Spirits turpentine, 78 79c. Rosin, $4.25$9.50. Wool quiet. Stocks dull and heavy. 5-20's, '62, cou pons, 105f. Gold, 13fr. Richmond Tobacco Market Tobacco Exchange, ) Richmond, Va., April 1,1867. j We report the breaks very small to-day. No change to note in prices. Below we give the transactions: 43 hogsheads, 10 tierces, and 27 boxes sold at the Exchange as fol lows : Lugs. Manufacturing, common to good, $3 to $7 ; manufacturing, sun-cured, $10 to $15 ; shipping, common to good, $3 to $6.50. : Leaf. Manufacturing, common to good, $8 to $18; manufacturing, fancy common, $20 to $30 f fancy wrappers, medium to fine, $33 to $100. tetter from"Mrf jGir i -? Gabpnbb's. Fobd, N; C., ,: i'S-i March 15th, 187. " Col. 6. lu Harris : r;' Dear Sirt-l have-bad the honor to receive your circular, in which my name appears as a delegate to tbo Union Meeting to be held in Ral ehrh ou the 27th Inst. ..'am. Permit me to say, that I feel honored be yond my anticipation, and but too plainly leel my incompetency to fill the responsible position. IbopeyOu will excuse me for non-attendance, as it is impossible lor me at present to leave my family and little farm, which just at this particu-. lar time demand my whole attention. It jtfould indeed be a pleasure to convene witn 60 noble and honorable a body ; and I will here say, that I feci proud to surrender my interests, and the interests of my friends of this county, in-s to the bands of men, who are now, and always have been Union men. . ' ' . . And I am sure while such contmno their efforts with such untiring energy, their labors will event uall be crowned with success, and peace, pros perity, and happiness will again pervade onr country. . . Iloping that the entire State may be represent ed in your meeting, and that much good may re sult therelrom, and feeling confident that " all things will be done well," I have the honor to be, - Yours respectfully, P. DECATUR GRIGG. Letter from Mr. Bond. Edentom, N. C, March 25th, 187. C. 1. Harms, Esq : Dear Sir: Tour invitation to participate in the meeting of loyal Union men of the State to meet in the City of Raleigh, on the 27th hist , was du ly received, and I regret very much that in con sequence of the condition of one of my children 1 am compelled to forego the pleasure that it would afford me to be with you and aid you in your deliberations and in the good work of re constructing of the State government in aeeord ance with tho the laws of the Congress of the United States, to call a Convention of the people of North Carolina aid frame a Constitution that will get us back into the Union, where we can once more enjoy our rights and send our repre sentatives to Washington, where we may meet upon the level and part upon the square, and again unite the fragments that have been torn asunder by wicked and desiguin-r men. If I can aid you or do anything in my County or section to further the good cause, I stand ready to do it. And now, my dear sir. may the God of Heaven guide and direct you in your deliberations and your undertaking to once'inore unite our people in the bonds ot one common brotherhood to last until time shall be no louger, and at last bring us to a place where secession, war and bloodshed can never come. I would be glad, sir, if in your wisdom you can take Borne steps to memoralize Congress in behalf ot such Union men who necessarily were compelled to go into the war, or take the position of Justice of the Peace, who are with us in heart and spirit, and who ought, in my judgment, to be put in a situation to vote witn us and lor us ana give us tueir lmiu ence. Very Itebpectfully, SAML. T. BOND Letter from Messrs. Duckworth and Hamilton. Brevabd, Tbaxstlvania Co., N. C, March 20th, 1S67. Dear Sir In reply to the call issued by you asChairmau ofthe mectinir of loyal citizens, esc, requesting m; to meet with you in Convention at Raleigh on tiie 27th inst., we would respect ivciy reply that while the principles and objects ex pressed in thts can meet witn our unquannea ap Droval. we find ourselves, from circumstances beyond our control, unable to comply with the reauest to met it with you. We have. th jrefore, called a meeting ot the loj-al citizens or our county, to acvise measures to se cure some representation in the Convention, the proceedings or which wm be lorwardett oy col. 'Pnsnv CAiMfamT -if" li 4i inAntinn A I i,J j uclUll J vs. iiuvi iuv. Being dnly ti iankful for the honor conferred upon us by the nvitation, ana wumne most ier- vent wishes and. hopes that the Convention may be able to di-.visc some plan winch will relieve us from rcb3l misrule, and restore us to the fostering care of the government which we have always prized so o. early, we remain mosi respecnuij', I our oDedient servania, J. C. DUCKWORTH, R. HAMILTON. Letter from Mr. Beasley. COLERArs. N. C. March 18, 1SG7. rvvr n t. TTTjvia TiMr Sir I am now buis- ily engaged i Ji fishing, and shall be until the mid dle of May. I am truly sorry it is so I cannot be with you on the 27th inst., but I hope your meet- 1.. . i . 11 ....J f will rO inr will be w- :n auenueu, uuu jsimi suit from it. 1 desire to be represented by proxy by some one . )f your number. If I am not with ... : T cniv V chilli hA OU on tnat 0 :catiun m p;ii5 inspirit. I sh nil wait with paxience w uw vuc result of your i Meeting. Hoping yOU aim jouro aic wen, xL am yours truly, &e., J. W. BEASLET. Av Ikdispexs lble Hand-Book. "We are glad to hear that Hon. Edward McPiierson, Clerk ol the House of Rep riisentatives, is about putting to Press a political .osanual for 18 67, summarizing the verv interestin g and import int events of the past year. The viJume will be s upon the same general plan as tht.fc of last yet .r, which met so , r J . U .1 . 1. . - f OA AAA nnnt.Q ifcncrai lavor, uuu t tntutu n eat s ut a,ww We have no doobt that the y ablic men ot the country, and imteed Ml persona interested in me wonderful devclpenvjnt& of th ? day, will as glad ly get this reliable and impartia I record of them. Among the costUnts-wil be Pr esident Johnson' s chief speeches, aud all his messt igcs, whether an nual, special, ocv.etOj together 1 nth full copies of the vetoed bills,and the votes fin each house up on them. The text of the reconstruction mea sures will be appropriately folio c fed by the mili tary orders issued under inciUi;- na lue legisla tive record oo impeachment ; in e judicial opin ions on habeas sowus and the te st oath ; the re ports on the .New Orleans not; tt is votes on me various political bills proposed ; t he lists of Cab inet officers and' of Senators and B .cprescntatives, and a chaptered political miscelli iny, will close a uand-book ct usetui iniormaii u, among me most complete and valuable evr- issued. WiwA ingtofi Chrouiul.- Mr. Quilp thinks the "Blaci Crook," runs so well on account of the numl ber of legs on it. Boston Post: Republican -Meeting in Wake. We are requested to state that a Republican meeting will be held at Lashley's. Cross Roads, Wake County, on- the 4h Saturday in Hay. Able speeches may be expected.. April 4, 1867. 6 tdV RepubliettH-Meeting at A Republican; meeting of b Green L.evel. oth races will be held at Green Level, Wake Co., on the third Sat- urday in ApriL Able speeches April 2, 1867. may be expected. 4 ta. Union-- Meeting: U x Wake,. We are requested to giveao' tice that a Union or Republican meeting will Ike held on the sesond Saturday in April, at J. Sott ell's, Crabtree dis- trict. ten miles west ot Hal eigh. Several able speakers will.be present Jfareh 17,. 1867. 154 td. WILXIAJtt CAJIPB of Jane Campbell, -Wi ford. My Dear Uncle: My are both deadyand I amansii ELL, BROTHER te of R. D. Shackel- father and mother jus to ascertain your )aie rmece, MEDORA Sv WHITFIELD, Formerly MEDORA S' HACKELFORD. Moseow.LandingAshtv,.! jr Demopolis, Ala., April 4, 1867.. 6-4t! 33rv J. .A.- Clopton, Of IInnt?iLT (e, Ala.,' pREATS-WITH PEEE SCT SUCCESS, Piles Eistula, Fisswci ypas,. Tumors,. Stes Syphilis, Venerea Dysentery, T. fections fc Spesial .attention given 1 Females Ulceratiotis of : the Uhcnua,, prolapsus of t of tht Bnxnaeum, &c., kc ;s. Strictures Pol- ofuloos Ulcers, .1, Diarrhoea, ropsical Af c, Ac. to Diseases peculiar to the Uterus, lolypus of 'it Uterus, Jxuerattons He removed, a polypus. rom the uterus as large as as hi f ant's head, and til ie patient was perfectly well infifteen days Dr. C. has never lost a patient, nor had an tecMtem to happen. Testimonials .will be-, forwarded from the first gentlemen otall theSVaJ .cs south. IS?" Office In Hun tsville, Ala., lmmedl aiery oauoa mi mpnisai oau itaurosd. All-letters must eonta in a three cent stamp. Sepjfc 15,. 1866. .77 twaw-ly HOLLO' W WARE. IiARGE LOT CO NSISTLNG IN PART OF rots, large ana si jaU, , Biscuit Ovens, Bake Ovens. - c . .. Biscuit Spidersa Bake Spiders, SkiUeU, CofieorC Kettles c, for sale by UPCHURCH & DOPP. Ue-w: Advertisements. Circuit Court of toe United State3, Distbict or Nobth-Caholina. United States ) :; vs. Libel of Information. 11 Boxes of Tobacco. J TO ALL WHOM IT MAT CONCERN Notice Is hereby given, that on the 9tli day of March, 1887, Eleven Boxes of Tobacco were seized by Wm. H. Thompson, Collector of Inter nal Revenue lor the 5th Collection District of North-Carolina, as forlelted, to the use of tho United States, and the same is libelled, and pros ecuted in this Court, in the name ofthe United States for condemnation, for the causes in fi. Baid Libel set forth; and that snid causes win tne next aay oi jurwuieuun tuereaiter; when and where all persons are warned to appear to show cause why condemnation should not be de creed, and to intervene for their interest. Given under my hand, at office, hi the Citir rr Raleigh, this 2nd day of April, 1807. ' 1 N. Jf. RIDDICK, Clerk April 4, 1807. V-g; Circuit Court of the United States, District or Nohth-Carouxa. United States j vs. Libel of Information 3 Barrels of Whiskey. ) TO ALL WHOM IT MAT CONCERN Notice is hereby given, that on the 12th day ol February, 1867, Three Barrels of Whiskey were seized by J. L. Johnson, assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue for the 3rd District of North. Carolina, as forfeited to the use of the Uuitwi States, and the same is libelled and prosecuted in this Cou-t in the Dame of the United Status for condemnation, tor the causes in the said Libel set forth ; and that said causes will stand lor trial at the Court Room of said Court, at Raleigh, on the First Monday in June, 1SG7, at noon, if that be jurisdiction day, and if not, at the next day of jurisdiction thereafter ; when and where all per sons are warned to appear to show why condem nation should not be decreed, and to intervene for their interests. Given under my hand, at Office, in the Citv of Raleigh, this 2nd day of April, 18(57. N. J. RIDDICK, Clerk. April 4, 1867. 5-30J. Circuit Court of the Uuited States, District of North Carolina, United States 1 vs. Libel of Inforraalion. 5 Barrels of Whiskey. J rpo ALL WHOM IT MAT CONCERN : i Notice is hereby given, that on the 8th day of February, 1867, Five Barrels of Whiskey were seized by William U. Thompson, Collectorof in ternal Revenue for the 5th Collection District of North Carolina, as forfeited to the use of tha United States, and the 6ume is libelled and pros ecuted in this Court in the name of the United States for condemnation, for the causes in tho said Libel set forth ; and that said causes will stand for trial at the Court Room of said Court, on the lirst Monday in June, 1867, at noon, if that be a jurisdiction day, and if not, at the next day of jurisdiction thereafter; when and where all persons are warned to appear to show cause why condemnation should not be decreed, and to intervene for their interests. Given under my hsnd, at office, In Raleigh, this 2nd day of April, 18G7. N J. RIDDICK, Clerk. April 4, 18C7, 6 aOd. Circuit Court of the United States, District or North-Carolina. United States J vs. y Libel of Information. 15 Boxes of Tobacco. J TO ALL WHOM IT MAT CONCECN: Notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of March. 1867, Fifteen Boxes of Tobacco were seized by Wm. H. Thompson, Collectorof Inter nal Revenue for the 5th Collection District of North-Carolina, as forfeited to the use ot the United States, and the same is libelled and pros ecuted in this Court in the name of the United States for condemnation, for the causes in tno said Libel ct lorth : and that said causes will fand for trial at the Court Room of said Court, at Raleiirh, on the First Monday in Juue, 1807, at DOOI1, 111 llliU UC JL1I I.TlllMlllll UJ, ..liiA - the next dav of iurisdiction thereafter; when and whore all rtersons are warned to appear to shew cause why condemnation should not be decreed, and to intervene for their interests. Given under my hand, at office In Kaleigh, this 2nd day of April, 1867. n. i. xixxjxtxuis., uteric. April 4, 1807. 5 30d. Circuit Courtv of the United States, District op North-Carolina. United States ) vs. VLiiDei oi iniormauou. 48 Boxes ol Tobacco. ) rpo ALL WHOM IT MAT CONCERN: JL Notice is hereby given, that on the 16th day of January, 1867, Forty-eiebt Boxes of Tobacco were seized by wuiiamii. inompson, onecioroi Internal Revenue for the 5th Collection District of North-Carolina, as forfeited to tne use oi tue United States, and the same is lmeuea ano prose cuted in this Court, in the name of the United States for condemnation, for the causes in the said Libel set forth; and that said causes will stand for trial at the Court Room of said Court, at Raleigh, on the First Monday, in Jane, 18C7, at noon, if that be jurisdiction day, and if not, at the next day ot jurisdiction inereaiier ; wucn unu where all persons are warned to apear to show cause why condemnation should not be decreed, and to intervene for their interests Given under my hand, at Omce in K&icign, vnia 2nd day of April, 1867. April 4, 1S67. 5 SOd. Circuit Court of the United States, District or Nobth Carolina. United States 8 Barrels of Whiskey, h Libel of Information. i Two 2-horse wagons, and four Mules. T lO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCEKN : Notice ia herebv sriventhat on the 18th of February. 1867, Eight Barrels of Whiskey, Two , TIT A.T -W ..1 ... -.,-,r.,wl bvC. W. Woollen. Collectorof internal itevenue for the 3rd District of North Carolina, as forfeit ed to the use of the United States, and the same is libelled, and prosecuted in this Court in tne name of the United States for condemnation, for the cau&es in the said Libel set forth ; and that said causes will &tand for trial at the Court Room of said Court, at Raleigh, on the first Monday m June, 1867, at noon, if that be a jurisdiction day, and if not, ut the next day of jurisdiction there after; when and where all persons are warned to appear, to show cause why condemnation should not oe decreed, ana to intervene ior tueir iu- tsrests. . Given nnder mv hand, at Office, in the City oi Raleigh, this 2nd day of April, 1867. April 4, 1867. 5-3td. FIRST GREAT TRADE SALE AT AUCTION FOR 186T. Boots, Shoes, Hats, Kentucky Jeans, Linen Plaids and Checks, Bleached Cottons, Lawns, Poplins, Cassimeres, &c, &c. tijli WILL SELL AT AUCTION AT OUK VV 8tore on Wednesday the 10th April, inst.. st 11 o'clock, the largest, uesi assonea onu most desirable lot ot csoots, onoes sou naia ever oner ed in this market, together with a choice and ad mirable assortment of Jeans, Plaids, Lawns, Pop lins, Cassimeres, &c. ... . . ...A . . .... m The following is a usi, in pari, oi tuis magnifi cent stock, viz : 75 Cases, Boots, Shoes and Brogans, including men's women's, misses ana cnuaren's wear. 75 dozen men's and boys Fnr and Wool Hats. . 500 yards Kentucky Jeans. 200 yards Brown Drilling and Coat Linens. 300 yards Linen 1'jajas ana cuecKs. 500 yards 3-4 and 4-4 Bleached Cottons. 500 yards Figured Lawns and Plaid Poplins. 100 yards Fancy Cassimeres. zuu pairs cassimere ana L.inea rants. 1,000 papers assorted Tacks. 50 dozen Lawn, Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs. 15 dozen Linen Shirt Fronts. 50 dozen Looking Glasses, all sizes. 75 dozen 200 yard Spool Cotton, best quality. 25 reams Note Paper. lo reams Letter f aper. 14,000 Buff and White Envelops. 140 dozen Lead Pencils. 60 dozen Fishing Lines. 20 dozen Whittemore's No. 10 Cotton Cards. 10 sacks Coffee. 3,000 pounds P. R. and E. L Sugars. together with many other articles, rich, valuable. Stand ior inai ui me vuuu nuuiu oi said Court at Raleigh, on the flrst Monday in June, 18(57 aJ noon, if that be a jurisdiction day, and if not' a i J A " . 1 . A. I I 1 I I- 1 w eneap ana nscrui. This sale will in all respects be the most impor tant that ever was held in Raleigh, and merchants in town and country are respectfully Invited ta attend. Catalogues will be furnished on the day ol sale. All persons wishing to avail themselves of the facilities of this Auction, will please send in their goods the day before sale. B.T. WILLIAMSON & CO., Auctioneer. Raleigh, April 4, 1867. 5 td.