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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.

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