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T1IE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN
BATES OF ADTSRTIIIKO.
Oi e4ar, thro daya,,... i.iu.H.
Ob h" fear days. .
Oaeaaanfe. Eva 4 avi.. ............ .......
Oae e?ar. atx dya I
Every other day BdvertleemeaU, BO vr ! ddl
tloaal. Twle ft Mk UftrUwiiiti, U ptr ml, ad
, .Editorial Btlee M Mali pf Ua,ek IiMrtloi.
Lwnl aotleee S3 cente pit Mm, eeeb laaertloa.
' Adv ertieemeata eomlar voder tko heed a of Weale.rer
Eat. rorBai,lotad Yoa, lMnlatlM
jf Mae, eateeqaeat laeertUaa hairprle, " H
AUUaeorleee-BemUB ee.nar. . . W
A4rrtiMnMU hal4 U , U Won, alaa,
'alocltp ha. " . . "' 'i t
ITrABUINOTOK AIISENAL, n
y. t WAMlMWir.D.p, April W,lM.
Bealed ropoaa will b retvd at Ik WaiklngM
Areatt lll thelWhef .May, al li clMk.-m , far
betiding MagilaaihTarrt.o Bear th Con
CTelonal Darylag OrodL Plea aad epMllMoae
b nee oa application to tb wmnudlif tEeer of
th Area!, oa tod after lit? 1 Eeeh prepoial I 1m
JdMt HliI far MQffii1B.' ab4 ta h eeadimoanlod
by agiurelorknowaitheIepBftmeettl.et tke bid--
r win atn out n fivt tun mj
Th Department remve t Kielf tb right t NjMl
ey or all of the bide set deemed, advaotaceo t Ik
laureate orihOoveramBt. J.a.BtHTOIf,
-BpXSdlmlO MaJ.Otd.fcnd Bl.Col.Com'dlog,i 1
rropoaall will b Moeltcd antll IS 'lek, n , MO
T Hay 7, taetaal, far Oredleg Bad Orevelleg Horth
Rattni htmL ImIvmi L alret north Bid Bew Totk
BTBB; the ftfcftl to b Bll laehea u the cirt
tapertar eft t fear laehea towarda th getter llae) u
L..llll.l Itk a k& axilla lli n.&tlla .J
dlainlloa ol tk CotBBUlaar
Blddari will iUU Ikt prlc pt r f tbtt Ttrd for cilllaf
er llUit tkatwbldb mflMBrcanolt4 M paldfgf kak
eaMt tkaaarplaa dirt l H dtpotiud whinnt lfc
IT part f Ikt PprpriUU.wlU-W'ffcW atllta
verklaapprtiTtd by kr Ua CnlMloBr ad Ait lit
Blddara 'will atata tha priea Tt enbltyard foriradlia;
Bad par aqaar yard fjr raralllar.
JAMES J, CAUPBSLL,
ap2S d CoBnaUatOBarof lha Foarlb Wari.
AI.K OP AKJtY WAGONS,
waroT or "AiiiwwTo. i
WiilIfTOf, D. 0.f April 19, 1S44. )
ttalad Propoaala ara larltad fur lbaparbaiaf 070
Aray Wasoaa, la loU of aot lata thai twe&lyflTa.
Tba wtfoaa ar won, bat atlll larrleaabla for road
aa4 farnlai' parpoaaa.
Frpl - will b relTd aalU 11 ta. WED El DAT,
May 9. rayaaat (la O0Trit faada) will b ra
qalrad npaa aetUcatloa of acoapUaea of bid, aad prior
to lb dallTary of tk Wagaaa. Tb rlgkt to rajt all
blda eosaldarcd too low la raaarvad.
Tka wagosa ara at LlawlaDtpat, aboat a nil
mat of tb Capitol, aid eaa b aai by apptylag to CJ
Toupklaa. tba Qoartartaailar la ckary.
rrcpoaala aboald b algaad with tb blddar'a fall
Bm, aad glr bla poatodcaaddraaa, andortad "Pro
roaata Mparakaa Array Wafoaa," aad addraaaad t
' D. II. BDCKElt,
Brr. MaJ. Qi. aadChUfQaarUriaaatar.
apSO'lTl PaDotf Waaklagtoa,
"pUOFOSALS FOR MAIL BAGS.
Foar Ornei BirABTatrr. )
Wi m 1 aa TO. D. G., April IS, ISM.
81 1 LID PBOroSALK will brcW4at tbla Dapart
naat a a tit alaa o'clock, a. m . tb 4tb day or Jaa aazt.
f.r favaiahlB d ariar tha aarlod jf raar. frara aad
attar tha lat day of Jalr, ISM. aacb qaaatttlaa of tk
fallowlag klad f Mall Baga aa nay front tin t tUa
ta riQUM aa oraana wvm .
JUTE CiYA8 Milt, 8ACK8.
Of alia Ha. 1. 4 lathaa la lanath aad S tacbat la alr
Dafaraaai of ana B. S,41 luakM la laaiftb aad it
laabaa la clraamfaraieat of alia Wo. 9, S3 lachaa la
laaglB aaa Bl laaota 11 circa m isrvava.
Th Bkka &f alia Ha. 1 ara to b mada ef cloaalri
wovaa Jot can fat, wait Mi jr not laaa tbaa alitaaa
oaaa to tk yard, of 81 J laabaa la width ; tha yaraa
of tha warp to b aah duubld aad Iwlatad, and to
walgh oaa oaaea to about Sir ytrda, aad of tha fllllag
or waft. If aotUka Ikoaaof Ik warp, to weigh a ouaa
to aboat aigi.irBTyaraa.
'laaaacaaoi iih n w v wMif vi ),
walgklaff aot laaa Ikaa alaraa oaacaa t tha yard, 0' K
lackaa width ; tk warp aad wart ta b naarly aa abr
Tk aaeka of alt Bo. 8 ar to ba nad of tblaaar Jat
caiTa. walghlag sotlaaa tbaa fair aad a half oaaoaa
to lb yard, of 1814 laebta width.
tabllag or ham at tb top two l&chaa wlda, bdob which
a aitUlaat aambar af ayalat holaa t laaat taa to tha
formar aad lght to lb UlUr ar to b wall wroagbt,
aad thay ara aaeh to b prurldad with a good aad aafl
claat hanp eord to laa aad ti thm tboroogbly aid
atroigly. Ualaaa Mamlaaa, thay ar to b nad with
two aaama, avcarad aaah with two rowa of aawlag. All
arttob marked laald aad oatalda MUalid Stalaa
Mall, ' la, larg aad dlailaet Uttara,
Aay propoaad IraproTamaat that may b At alrabta la
iallivof malarlala. whalhar of lata. Sat, or cot
toa, or la tha natter of coaainicUoa, will baooaaldarod
ralatlTtly to prlc la d Mid lag tha lowatl aid boat bid.
Trie la 4
B K propoaal
eoaaldarad If aot aceonpaaled
malarlala aad worknaaablD ef aaeh alia
bid for, aad alaoawmtea gaariaty fron tha paraoaa
firopoaad aa aaratlaa (wboaa ioapoBabltlty naat be ear
Ifled by the poatnaater of tha plaa where thay realde)
tbal they will become reapooalbla oa laOeleal bond for
the 9aa perfornaae of the contract la caae a nth pro
poeal b accepted.
Tb aaeka coa trie ted for ar U be delivered at the ax
paaa of th contractor, at Boiton, New York, Fklladal
fhla, Baltimore, aad Waahlngtoa, D. C , la aaeh qnia
Itlea aad at aoeh tinea aa nay be eilerd.
Tha eatlnatad qoaalUy reqnlrad will probably aot
exceed thirty tbaaaaad eaehp, licladlag all alieaj bnl
the roatmaater Ueneral will roeerre tha right to order
aad reeelre more or laaa lhaa eaahqaaatlty, darter the
tern of the contract, aa the wanla aad laleraata r tb
aarvlca nay aaam to him to demand.
Th epeelmena maat-bdallvarad at tbla Dapartroaat
oa or befor th 4th day of Jo a a next, aid arary one
a admitted aboald be well aad dlatlaetly narked with
ih naiabar danotlaa lta alia, aid have at talked to It a
ample of the cloth or cab Tie (alx lichee aa aire) of
which II la nada. Bach aa eaa with aafaty aad eosre
Blaaee be oaad la the eerrtee will b paid for al tb
prlcoe i pad Had la tb propoiala relating thereto
Adeelaloaoa the bide will bnade oa or before the
9th day of Jaae next, aad tha accepted bidder will be
required to enter Into coatract, wltb in ffl elect bond and
aeearlty, oa or before the lat day of Jaly, 1M4.
ATThepropoeilaehootd b Irinimlttad laaeealad
onTelope.and endoned ' Propoaala for Mall Baga, had
be addreaaed to "The Second Aulatantl'oelinBater Gen
eral, Contract Olllee, Waablagton, DC"
' W. DESH1S0K,
apli-wiw roatmaater Oaoaral,
BOBIAO OP TABM AID DOCXB,
April 17, 1M
Seated propoaala for each balldlng aeparataly, aa
doreed "Propoiala for repairing balldlaga at the Norfolk
jravy Yard,' will be lecalred at tbla offlee antll IS
o'clock n. oa the lfith day of May, 1800, at which hoar
tk opening of lb blda will be commaicad for repair
lag tie entrance balldlaga, known oa the plan of tha
yardaeMoa. 19 aad 37 1 beat ehad. Mo. 29 j timber abed,
Xfo 30; timber ahid, No 81 j aad tb carpvatare ahp
near th dry dock. Th offer for Noa. 19 aad 87 wilt be
embraced In one bid, aad tboae ftr the other balldlngi
naat be aaparata
Blddera will be required to atata the ara oaa ta for
which tker will faralah all tb material! aad onplet
aaeh bnl'dlng, according to th plana and apaclBealloae
to be aaea at the yard, aalng inch mateiUIe aa are on
baed for aaah balldlnr, wkiek hare boas pnrchaaed by
tb Ooveramaat, aa par aehadalaa at tb yard
Each bid naat b aecompaaled by gtoi aad an (Sclent
gnaraatora, approved by aa officer of the Uovera
anont known to tbla Department, that th bidder will. If
bla offer b accepted, enter Into contract to perform the
work bid for, and the Department reaerrea the rl-bl to
accept or reject any or all of th blda, aa tb lntareat of
the Ooveramaat may reqatr.
Blddera arerqne.ted to aama tba time la which tkey
will ngag to complete any or all ol the balldlaga, and
If tkalr offera are accepted, lby will be held to a faith
fol execution of their coatract, aadar a forfeit? e la eaa
I'eraoae deMrlng to bid naat secaaaarlly vlalt the
yard aad examine tb pretest cjndJtton of the work.,
and can there aee the plane and apaclftcatloai to enable
them to bid BBdaralandlngly,
Th aadarelg&ed (her Inaarl th nam or namoa com
poalagtb 0rm who bid,) of (onto tb town,) la tb
Btate of (aama the State,) hereby offer to furnlab, coder
yoar advertisement dated (data of adverthemet.) aad
oabjact lo all th raqalrauanta of the aama, all th ma
terial aad workmanahlp nece-eary for the complete
BBdentlr veooaetrnotloB of building (nam thbnlld
lag) la tha Norfolk Navy Yard, according to the plana
and ipeetflealloni exhtblUd al aald yard, for the aam oj
(write out the amoaaL) And I (or we) engage to have
tbeaald work f ally eompleted la daya, axclaalre
of Bandera aad bolide ya from the data of tbeeoetreei.
fibonld my (or oar) offer be accepted, I (or we) raqueat
the coatract may be prepared an J aent to the PayuaaUr
at (aam or plac) for i 1m-nature end carttficale
(llere the bidder or blddera and each member of 11
aim to alga thlr offer.)
Tb anderalgaed, (aama of goarantor.) of (nam tb
town.) and State ef (name the ante,) and (name of aaa
oad guraator, Aa ,) hereby gaaraa.ee that tha above
named (nam tb bidder or bIJdara) will, It hla (or
thalr) offer aa above be accepted, eater In.o contract
ivlih tha United State, within tea dare after the receipt
oMh eoatnctnl the poit offlee named or navy aant
dealgaated and In eaaa tba aald (nam the bidder or
blddera) ahall fall to enter Into) contract, we guarantee
to max gooa to ma uimmmiiii ium uiura ioiwu
tba offer of tba aald fname tba bidder or blller) and
that which may be accepted. And w hereby declare
that neither of ua have been dafanltara la any contract
ntavlonalvmada with tba Navv DanarlmeuL
(elgaaturaa of gnaraatora )
I certify that th above-named (here name the guar
antor) ar known to tie to b good and reepouelM
guarantor! In tbla caae, and that the above declaration!
of the guaraotore to thla offr are, to the beat of toy
knowledge and belief, irue and reliable,
To be etgned by the dlelricl Jalge, dlatrlct attorney,
collector, paymaatar. or eome paraua kaowala the bu
reau to be reapopalble. ap)9w4w
ll BOOK-BIMDBB IhB 1-iPIU-HOLIB,
V0.S71 r.aairlT.al. arfaa.,Utw..n Ta.tb i.d 111
Bill itlMti, totlh itdfc
look! t.UUf or pl.Ulr U4. r.rlo41ull ul
I iy pw Mtfuly ratu4U M
A U O 'JC IP r MLLitir.
T um:dkr at auction.
Cbiip QiriBTiBBArtBaOpncB. 5
will b aU at aactloa. al UaOoTtraaat Linbar
Tard, kfarylaid araaaa, bttvaaa Twalflb aad Tblr
taaalk alraaU, aadar U dlrMtloa of Bravat LUaUaaat
Oolaaat Jaaiaa M. Ifoora. A. Q, M a 1ATUBDAT, May
, at in a.aaM tk follow Uf daaartkad LmWr, to wlti
10,000 fi 8x4 ScaatllBf.lS fat laaf , Baatloak.
lo.ooo " m u
10.000 " in 1 M
lfl.000 $Xi 1ft
c 1.000 in
,10,000 " lid
10.000 M 3i
10,000 " Sift
SOOO ' 4t
10,000 " li
10.000 " ftxft
4 i !
K U 1. M
Jolat, SO " Bpraaa.
Tin Ur, WktU 11a.
0,000 " Tliabr,iBU.laatkaBBdBl4M
4.000 " UlBbllMlj. drMiadbotbaldaa.
Tall la aiw laaibar. u. will k aal4 la louafl.000
fL with tk prlTtlaga of tka aatlr aaoiat of aama
300,000 rt 4-4 Board a.
SJ.000 ftat ii Baaa tills.
luno rat lot.t.
1 r--4.Ua faal a4 Aakl Suh Stria.-
iai itMaoaaaaainaiir. via n hih hivm
of 0,000 faat, wltk tka prlfllaga of U.0O0.
FlTadayaaraaUowad fartkaranoTBl af lanbar by
'IKI. . ,. i :m mi ..!-
4frHiivMi,ia uoTiramaat naaa.
I. II. BUCK1R,
Bt. MaJ. Oaa. aad Cbltf Qaarlarnaalar.
BpM-101 Dapotof yaklaittfB.D.C.
QALK OF SFADKS, BUOVEIaS, 40.
Cuif OpAaTiBma'a Orrrct, )
DirOT or WauiiioTOV, J
WliitiaTOB, D. 0. , April 19, 1MB. )
Will b aold at aactloa, aadar tha dlreatloa of Captain
D. 0. Thonaa, nllltary atorakMpar at alothiag dapot,
Arnory Sqaat. thU alty.oa MOHDAT, May Id, 1W,
at lOa'alotk, a. n.,
17,000 flpadaa, aawf
0,000 ahort'baadlad aad 1,000 loifbaadlad Shot..
90 Btklay TaaU, wora.
Tha apada aad ahovala ar frcn tk boat tBiaara
torara, aad naay of tSan ara la orlglaal packagoa.
TaatawlII ba aold alaglyt apadaa aad aboTali la lota
of twelve, with thaprlTliage of twalrr doiaa. Five
daya ara allowed parcbaaara to ranov their good a.
Tama t Caab. la Ooraranaat faada
D. H. BCCKEB,
Pre rat Hilar Oaaaral aad Chief QaartarnaaUr,
apll-Slt Depot of Waaklagtoa.
Cbiip QtTABTiBBirriB'a OrnoB,
XT hiMimntta tl ti.. Ma 1. lift.
Will be aold at Pabll Anetloa, aadar tb dlretloa of
fiMitl LlMtti.il ColoBol Jaaaaa M. Mooro. A. Q. M..
attk OorarauaatCoal Wharr, Oergetowa,D.C., oa
T0E8DAT, May 8, ISM, at IS o'clock, ol, tko fallowing
Darrlake. wltkaat rlfftlf.
Two (SI Boon I
Tlv i) Boon I
11,000 feat B-4L
4,000 " 4 by a "
1,000 "lObyll ' "
Tb proprty neat be removed wltbla 8 daya from
Terna i Ch la OoTaraneat faala
D. H. BUCK IK,
Brtrat UaJ.Oaa. aad Chief Qoarernaaur,
n y S Depot of Waahligloa.
TAUOE BALK OP QOVEBNMENT
.a a rauruii,
Wilt b aold at Saw Bera. Worth Carolina, a large
a man at af Ordniae and Ordaaaae B tore a.
Bale to aommaae oa tb 16th day of May. ISM, at 10
o'biocb, a. n., aa eoanaaa eeuy aam wi aaa prop
rty, tba principal elaatee of whlab axe glrea below,
Iron aad Braaa Ooat, Ooa Carrtagea, Tlaraeaa, Bad
SIM, MB4tIB, DIKHtl) BI.IKH, II unil, vn .IVB, wwaw,
Smliha', Arnorera, aad Baddlera' Toole, Old Leather,
bll eg Carta, Olna eonplt, lafaalry Eqlpneata,lnpla
vieita for Field aad Slag Ouaa, aad other artlele too
aniiom tA naatlaa.
Correct Data of artlelea to be aold wUlbe fnrBlihad
Bpoa applleatloa to tbla offlee.
By erJer of Major Oeaetal A, B. Dyr, CkU' of Ord
aaaae, Waahlngtoa, P.O.
apl9tnU Bft Capt. Ord. Dipt., D.B.A.
ALE OF A STKAM Q1UST MILL
CAVALBT DEPOT, OIISBOBO, D.C.
QCAaTBBMAfTlt OlXIBAL' OfFICB,
WAiitiorox. D a. April 17. 114.
By order of the Qeemrnaater tieaeral, there will be
rtiJ tha mimlMi. at vablla aactloa. aadar the dl
ractloa of Captain George T. Browsing, A. Q. M , oa
WEDHESDAT, May S3, iih, ai ii 'eiocK n. , me km-
lag-daeariUd pabll property, to wltt
oifl Ml BTIlk aKINDllfO AMD FEED KILL.
(frame, with naaalva graalte foaadatloae,) 40 by 80 feet,
with coal. bey,BBd oagln homee attached, all ioa
t rat ted of th very bait material, aid la the moat eab
Alao, at tba aama tin aad place, tk neeklaery aad
appllaaeee f Ik mill, oailntag at
ONE (I) EHUIME, OF 100 UOESE POWER,
with arllader of tweaty-two (S3) laehea diameter aad
twaty-foar (34) lichee atroke.eet apoa a keavy eaal
Iron bed-plate, with eold aad hot waUr panpe aad
heater, with a ceeMroa I y. wheal, with drtvlag paUy
of tha aama naUrlal, tea (10) feat la diameter aad
twenty-four (24) laehea face, with Jadaoa'a pateat gov-
of Ike beat boiler Ire a, Sve elxlecithe (0-1 B) of aa laeh
la thlakaaaa, Sv (0) feet 1b diameter, aad fosrtaea (14)
feet five (AI laehea la laaitht each boiler eoaUialai
eeveaty-alx(70) lap-welded Suae, each tkre (3) aad oa
ruana (ij laeaaa ia aiarae.er, wun u (qiai op1
r TEH not PAIRS OF SEED'S PAT8MT DDCEINQIIiM
TDUTV (30) INCHES 8FBIXO MILLS, Maatraated of
aolia rrenca oarr uuietoae, ana eat ia aeevy, wen
balanced framei, with hay-eutlare, elevatore, aad eoa
man anflataBt Ia .al a4 haaAla tha hav. vrala. aad
1 repared feed oa the mot eeoaemleal aad lbraavlsg
The ehaftlig la of Snlahed wrought Iron, and lb pal
lava of aapt.lron. faced aad balanced, with baaxara aad
boxea, en indent to drive taa (10) pair of barn. Ae. The
mala drlvtag-belt la of foar (4) ply robber, aad twoaty
fnor () Inehee wld. The Lelufor drlvtag tka mil la
Ac .are or the beat eak-taBBM, paiaai aireiaaaa leeiaer.
The Eoglie, Bellere, Maaklaary, aad Flat area of every
AaavrintlAa. ara of tha arv boat taatarlala aad work-
maaablp, aad atlll la axcelfenl eoadltloa aad See work-
tog order, tke mill kavldg bea la oparatloa oaiy aboat
If deemed advlaable by th ag f tb Ooveramaat,
a IB oayoiaaia, in puuuiaia wwiviNiiNrtiun; ,
Tarma i Caab, I Govaranaal faada.
pfir.hk.art will ba raaulrad to remove Ibalr vroDertv
bafore the Brat flat) day of Jaly aext, aaleie otherwise
arraageo wun me owner oi taa groaaao.
A boat for Olaaboro will leave tk Sixth etreet wharf
n.tT linnf Jnrlir tha Am. of aala.
Any further Information that may be deilrad will be
given Opoa appucaiiOB,ia peraoa or (Tiiinr,wv.
talaOeorgeT, Browalag, A.Q.M , Oleabor', of teth!
Offl.a. JAMES A. EEIN,
Bvt Brig. Gea. , la charge let Dlv. Q. K. 0. 0.
OVEHNMKNT SALE OF TUB MIL-
IT1HT tllLKOlD AT BK.ZOI UBIIiUO,
WiHI.UTOn, 0. 0 , IprU IB, IM I
Th, BtttBllOB Of C.pllBll.L .MklBf B proBt.tl.IB
...tltt.Bt U iBTlUd tO tkll IBl..
BMltd lropor.U will It. roclfod ot tb. ofl.o ol tb.
Qo.rt.riBB.Ur U.n.r.t, (DtTl.loaoriilT.r Bad BBllraad
TraniportottoB,) Woablaf toa, J. 0., aat!l tbo InldaT
of Job. Bast, Btlao'atvvk, oa, for tbo porcboaaof all
tborl.bl, tltla, aadl.Ura.tof tbo Uattod Blataalaaad
la tha Ualtad Stalaa lltlttarr Ballroad frost Vraaoa Saa
tlaio to Wblta'a RaB.ha, Tazaa.
Yblaalowill loalodo tba oallro track aad aldlava,
ba ldlaaa,waur atatloBB, taratablaa, brldyaa, .a , tba
r.llrtfadui.Urtala aad.applt.a partalalag to tbo road.
ttftbor irtlb tbo roltlafr aUck, aara, Baabtaarjr, aad
Tb... I. .IU.otUtluJ.tl.llll. to tbo Uod, whlck
doaa aot baloa, u tbo Uatud BtaUa.
Tbla road la abool taa tallaa la laaf tb, aad oitaoda
from Br.aoo baBtlafo to Wblta'a Baaaba, OB tbo Rio
Uraodo Froia tbla polBtoooaoatloa la nada b ataamar
wltb Urowoa, Ilia aad M.taaioraa
Tbla rooto la tbo abortaat aad boat for tbo Inm.aa.
tram, batwaaa tba fjalf of Haslao aad tbo laurlor of
boatbara Taiaa bb4 Uortbara Maxleo, Bad tbo aarania.
BlaatlOB br rail alooa eaa raadtlf bo OBUadad to
Tbo road alroadj eomplaUd aaroa tblrtf rallaa of dlffl
ealt aad tortaoaaaaflaatlea llaata oa tbo rlaar aow
cbarga, It la atatod, fur fralgbt to Urowaa.llla, aa blgh
a. Bj par barral, aad for ra.aaonara .1ft oacb.
Tba road la flao faat guana, good tlaa. T rail, aad foil
lloro .artlenlar daacrlptloa of tbo proporl, eaa ba ob
talaod al thla oBteo, or at tbal of tba Cklaf QaarUrtsatar
utnt.rv Ulil.loo of tha dalf. al Maar Orlaaaa.
A eoBdltloB of tbo aalo win bo that traaaportatlon
aball bo furalabad for all OoTorBDioal troopa aad o,p
pllaa. wbaaaaar rcaolrad, at Iba raUa paid br Uovara.
loaat at tbo tlmo to tbo Itow York Ooatral railroad.
Tbo tarma of panaat aceapud will batboaoaoaald
orod lb. moat faaorablo to tbo OeTaroraaBt.
Toa par aoal. aaah, la Oof arBmaat faoda. to b. paid
OB aocopuaoo of propoaal.
Tbo OorarBmoBt roaarraa tbo right to rajaat aaf o
Vropoaala aboald bo oadoraod "rropoaala for porebaaa
of llraaoa Baatlago aad Rio Oraado Kallroad,,raad ad
draaaad to tbo BlTlaloa or KlTor aad Kail TrBBiporta
tloa, QaartarmaaUr Oaaaral'a Offlao, Waahlagloa, J), 0.
Do ordor of Uo QaarUrmaaUr Oaaaral r
SroTal Coloaal a,4 A. Q. M., U obarg. foarlb Dl
rUlw, l M. 0. 0, at Jl-IK
Th O0Ul AdTrtlmtalAllth SxitlT Department f th QnMvaint ui Fnbllaiil
W did aot faar than oacth dall gray noralag
V ahtatlaia bardaa ob oar aplflU laid I
Tk loag Btfht.witabaa did aot briag aa waraltia
Thkl war Laaaala f ft ! t1MTad.
Tka early aaawa Ilk draaaia t a dacaadad
iairai i i4irywoia pbth wi i
Baaaty.aad powar.aad woadar hat a aot aad ad
Mow la It that w faar tka Wl atari bow t
Tklr koai Sraa fall aa bright oa haarth aad ahamUrt
Thalr artbra itarllgkl ahlaia aa ldlr alaarj
Tha wood a atlU kp Ibalr hotly for Docinbar,
Tb world a walaom yat for tba aw yaar.
Aad far away, la old ruanbrd plaaia.
Tk aaowdrap tiaaa aad tk robla ilaga I
Tk aaa aad nooa lok l wltb latlar fat
Why hT tr day forg at aaah g odly UUaga T
la It Ibat bow tb aorta wind flada aa ebakaa
By tanpta florear than Ha bltur blail,
nklah fair ballafa aad frtaadiblp. loo, hat takaa
Away Itk SanBtar follag aa iky paaad.
Aad naia Ufa Uaflia la lu pltaaaat tallaya.
Waaiag tka llgkt of pronlaa fron ir day,
Till lalala naat aTaa la Ih laward palace
A dlnaaaa aot. Ilk thalre. t pa away f
It waa aot thai whea drain af lor aid lanrala
Oava aaaaklaa to tba wlalara af oar roatb.
Bafora Ha hop had fallaa la fortaa' qaarrala.
Or Tin had bawad tbcia with hla heavy traih (
rayat lb twilight foaad aa atraaga aad waoir.
with akadewa tonlag wkea tb if bvraa low,
To Ull af dlataat araraa Bad loaaaa oalf-
TB. paai laai oaaaoi aaaago aaa wiu aot go.
Alaa I daar frlaade, tbo WUtar la vltbla ol
Hard la tbo Ico that a rowa abool tbo baart;
for paltr caraa BBd obIb ragrala did wlBpe
From Ilfo'o Irao h.rlugo Bad battar part
taaMaa aad akloa rajoloo, job, worahlp ratkar;
Bal BatloBa loll BBdiraiabto o'oa aa wo,
lloplag r.r baraoeu Ibor will BaTar gatbar,
yoariag tbo Wlatoro whlab tbo may BOt aao.
The market is icry Inactive, anJ prices of
cotton goods are very weak. A farther de
cline seems Inevitable) under the dcclino of
the raw material. The print markcthas again
declined. Both brown and bleached goods
are again lower, under a falling oitln the de
mand. Onr remarks being always written
some days beforo they are published will ac
count for some discrepancies which may have
appeared, when changes bavo occurred In
that time. This is unavoidable In the very
unsettled state of tha cotton and gold mar
kets, and it is impossible to rely on any gen
eral steadiness taking place. The tendeney
is downward for the most part Ginghams
are scarco and wanted. Ilrown drills sell
readily, chiefly for cip'ort, and are very 6rm.
Cottonades also aro well maintained. Denims
have declined. Ticks are steady. Stripes
are lower. In woolens the business doing is
not satisfactory. Fancy cassimeres are very
dull. Holders of spring styles appear firm,
and buyers hold on in expectation of some
reduction. In delaines, however, there is
mora activity. Stocks are much reduced,
and prices are much stronger. No further
declino is expected, as the supply is under
check for the present. Satinets are much
depressed. In foreign goods there is consid.
erable activity, but at low prices the result
of very heavy importations, apparently mode
in the faith of a falling gold market, which
would enable remittances to be made on fa
vorable terms. Summer dress goods are In
fair request. Delaines sell at auctions largely,
but at low prices. Silks are much depressed.
Ribbons are rather inactive at private trade.
Linens are firm and active. Trie large auc
tion sales limit the private sales; the offer
ings at auctions are mostly soia low, too
anoroach to a return of SDCcie rtavments is
not without effect on prices, as buyers do not
like to buy lor stoat. iv. i. jnut-penuew.
FenlaiiUm Anions; the Urltlnll Sol
Tbo Dublin correspondent of the Boston
Tburnai writes :
A train I must repeat that the Horse Guards
are thoroughly alarmed at the disaffection
whlr.h nlainlv nxlats iiirourrhout the Irish
soldiers in the service of her Majesty. Eery
day arrests are being mauo -every ween two
or three, or more, courts-martial sit to try
them. Tho men are condemned on suspicion:
for it is very difficult to obtain tho proof
which an American court-martial would re
quire before conviction. And still Fenianism
seems making rapid strides in every regi
ment where an Irishman exists. Tho soldiers
In the cities and towns In Ireland aro con
stantly in publio bouses, drinking and con
versing with civilians aye, and with those
who are strongly suspected of disloyalty. As
long as this continues England may expect
Iter troops to become converts to Fenianism.
But I find that tho Irish soldiers havo a good
opinion of the existing state of aflalrs, and
seem thoroughly prepared to take part with
the people when a blow is struck.
Tut DtATn or ma ItianTKOi's. A corre
spondent of a Boston paper relates the fol
lowing rather amusing story :
A gentleman dropped into one of our city
churches one day lust week to hear a "noted
revivalist," and, being a mere "outsider," lie
modestly took a retired scat in tho gullery.
At the close of the sermon, which was from
the text, "Let me die tbo death of the right
cons, and let my last end be like his," the
preacher requested "all those present vtho
would like to die the death of tho righteous
to stand up." The gentleman in the gallery,
feeling that he was only a "looker-on," re
tained his seat, but he speedily found he
should have risen with tho rest, for the
preacher, after all were again seated, threw a
withering glance into tha gallery, accom
panied with the remark, "The number of
those who did notriso is so small that 1 snail
not tako adrantago of them." Moreover,
somebody, in his immediato vicinity, audibly
whispered, "Why here, in our very midst, is
a man who doesn't want to die the death of
the righteous;" and, again, as the gentleman
was trying to escape unobserved down the
stairs, he overheard one of the sisters say to
another, (and in no undertone, either,)
"Sakcs alive 1 if that isn't tho poor critter
who is against dying tho death of the
Oeoroi Pkabodv. This eminent banker,
who arrived at New York on Tuesday, was
tho recipient of many honors upon leaving
England. He was invited to distribute the
prises at the London Workingmen's Indus
trial Exhibition, at which the Lord Mayor
made a congratulatory address, A letter
was presented him from one hundred and
nineteeen London mercantile Anns, tender
ing him, on behalf of tho entire mercantile
community, a complimentary dinner, which,
however, ho was compelled to decline. The
London Fishmongers' Company presented
him with the honorary freedom of that great
corporation. Thero were also many other
manifestations in England, beforo his depart
ure, of the high estimation In which Mr,
I'eabody is held,
Tim Philadelphia North American does
not llko Mr. Howard's diplomacy j it seems to
think wo shall lose our vmtint if we don't
quarrel more end fight more with our neigh
bors. Guess Jonathan can take care of his
prc'tige without going round the world with
a cnip on uis siiuuiuer, -uuatori j u,
Thh fruit crop in Missouil will be an av
erage yield, notwithstanding tho recent frosts
In that State,
CITY. D. C.JTIJIDAY MORNING.
The Ite'eenritrnetlon Committee
The Tentlmoar of den. Nherldan
and other. T
The testimony retorted bv Mr.Wastiburne.
of Illinois, from th 'committee on recon
struction, relative to .the States of Florida,
Texas, and Louisiana, presents no new facts
of importanceand mainly embraces the va
rious views heretofore expressed by other
witnesses. It include 'the examination of
Ala or General G. O. Andrews, durinr a nor-
tion of 1BC5 In command of the district of
Houston, Texas; Ool. Israel Vogdes, until
recently in command of the eastern district
of Florida; B. 0. Truman correspondent of
the -New Tort Timet; Stephen Powers, cor
respondent of the Cincinnati Commercial;
De Bow, of J)e Dow'i Review; Dr. J.M.
Turner, editor of the Nailwille Qaxette and
correspondent of tho Washington Union;
Caleb Forshey, superintendent of the Texas
Military Institute, and daring the war a con
federate engineer; Adjutant General Thomas,
and Gen. Philip Sheridan.
The testimony of General Thomas relates
principally to the localities of Natches and
New Orleans, In which places ha has spent sv
largo portion of the time since the war, in
connection with a cotton plantation owned
by his son. It represents tba people, so far
as ho came in contact with them, anxious for
tho restoration of the Union, and favorably
disposed towards tho Federal Government
and towards Northern men.
Tho testimony of General Phil Sheridan,
forwarded bv mail from New Orleans, in re
sponse to interrogatories sent to bim by Sena
tor wmiams as cruurman oi tno suo-cominii-tcc,
is given fully, as follows:
HSIDVbB BflLtTBBT DlTialOB 0, TBB OOLF, 1
KtwOauiia,Ll.,afarthSl, ISM. j
To t4 lota. Qiorg A. WiUUml, CaitlroMfa 0 th
CommUUi fvr fa. .tool Ration of Afntri In Loutit
ana, Xira,an4 a-foriJa, Saiaafa C-Vamo-r, rraaaiap
foia, D. (U
DiabSir: Your communication of the
23d ultimo, requesting certain information as
to aflalrs in Louisiana, Texas, and Florida,
como duly to bond, but owing to my absence
in Florida I havo been prevented from re
sponding at an earlier day. In compliance
with your request, I have the honor to sub
mit herewith my opinions on the subjects
Question. What are now tho feelings of
thoso who took part in the rebellion, and
sympathized with it, toward the General Gov
ernment! Answer. I believe they accept the
situation, and havo an earnest desire for tho
restoration of a perfect Union, but exhibit,
at the same time, an unmistakable desire
to glorify rebellion.
Q. Whiit has been tho effect of the un
stinted exercise of tho pardoning power upon
such persons; has it mode them more friendly
or otherwise toward tho Federal Government?
A. I havo noticed no particular change in
sentiment on account of the clemency of the
What would bo tho effect, In your opinion,
upon tho State organisations if the people
were left without control to act for them
selves? A. I believe they would quarrel
among themselves, and that the sensible and
substantial people would regret the absence
of the military force.
Q. Aro tha affairs of the State now In the
hands of loyal or disloyal men? A. A very
large number of the offices of the State are
in tho hands of returned confederate soldiers
and other active participants in the rebel
lion; I am unable to say what their actual
sentiments are In reference to the General
Government, but think their outspoken sen
timents depend to some extent on what Is
their best policy in order to hold tho office;
I have seen those high in authority in a
transition state for the same reason.
Q. What are regarded as the chief recom
mendations for ofuco, and what sort of per
sons would be elected without any outside
influence! A. The inclination to glorify re
bellion gives those who were active partici
pants in it tho preference for election by tho
dcodIo and appointment bv thoso in cower.
Q. What would be tho condition of tho
loyal men if they were left without any pro
tection by tno icucrai uorcrnment; A,
My impression is that for the present they
would feel unsafe, and many of them leave
Q. State your opinion as to the necessity
for tho continuance of a military force in
your department, and your reason for this
opinion. A. I consider it necessary to main
tain a military force in my division for the
following reasons: To givo security to north
ern capital and Union people, and to givo an
actual and moral support to the frcedraan,
until ho has time to work out his social
status. I also believe its presenco necessary
to prevent quarreling among tho Southern
0. What is Your opinion as to tho neces
sity and expediency of tho Frccdman's Bu
reau! a. me xTceumans xiurcau gives
that security to the frcodman which arises
from having some one to look after and ad
vocate his interests. A chance might be
made by appointing an Inspector General of
rreeumen, wun me necessary nunmcr oi as
sistant inspectors, under the chargo of the
Department uommanuer, wiiicn would oe
much more economical; but it would be im
posing duties on the military which I do not
recommend, as I think it should haeus little
as possible to do with civil affairs.
Q. What would bo tho condition and fate
of tho freedmen if left without protection
and tho cxclusivo control of tbo whitu peo
ple there f A. I fear there would bo a groat
deal of trouble; a largo number of tho people
would act in good faith towards them, but
thero would bo many who would not, and a
war of races to some extent would probably
be the consequence.
Q. State fully your opinion as to the ca
pacity of tho colored people. What do thty
know and to what extent can they excrclso
tho rights of freemen! Are they willing or
unwillinir to work without tihvsical compul
sion, with kind treatment and fair wages;
and stato what, in your judgment, is the best
courso for Congress to pursuo In reference
to theso people. A. Tho colored race, like
all other races, havo different degrees of in
telligence and capacity, in -New Linearis,
whero colored people are better treated thmi
in any other city In tho United Stales, thero
Is on excellent state of soilety, and a very
hlo-li deirrco of refinement exists in it. Start
ing from this, you can go into tho State of
L,oui8inna, anu uuu iuo coiurcu man uuoui
us ignorant as it is possible for any human
being to be. The freedmen, so far as I um
informed, havo a great desire to learn. I
cannot say whether they learn rapidly or not.
I bcllevo they are willing to work, because
their necessities compel them to do so. In
this they arc liko ail other races. I never
have known a white or a black man who was
performing manual labor for the love of it.
1 bclicvo that the best thing that Oomrress or
a State can do Is to legislate as llttlo as pos.
slblo in reference to tho colored man, beyond
giving hhn Bccunty in person and property;
his social status will be worked out by the
logio of the necessity for his labor j It is. the
MAY 4. 1800.
In tbla Papr by AmthoHCr TUB pnCStDEHT.
only labor that can be obtained In the south
em States for some time to come,
Q. Please to make 'such suggestions as
occur to your mind as to the most judicious
and efficient remedies for the evils that exist
in vonr department, irrowlni out of tha late
rebellion. A. Tho feeling and sentiment of
inose wunin tne limit or my command ts as
good, perhaps, as could be expected; still not
satisfactory. The people of Louisiana are
poor, and to the best of my knowledge heavy
mortgages exist upon, perhaps, the majority
of plantations in the State, for debts con
tracted beforo the war. In many instances
thoso plantations will fall into the hands of
northern people, who, from present appear
ances, will, at no very distant period, control
Louisiana, even in sentiment. Having this
prospect before them, it is not surprising that
a spirit of bitterness and discontent should
exist I believe that a majority of the peo
ple are not opposed to the General Govern
ment and, in fact earnestly dosirs to bo re
stored to a perfect union with, the other
States. Still sufficient time has not yet
elapsed to efface the recollection of their
having been reduced from a condition of af
fluence to limited means; the chagrin of being
conquered, and to submerge tho Idea of glo
rifylngrebelllon and its representatives. This
latter idea and its consequences prevail to
so great an extent, that I consider the reten
tion of the military in Louisi&nal for some
time as necessary for the security of emi
grants, freedmen, and capital. Florida is
not poor from old debts and havoc of war,
like Louisiana, and tho tone and sentiment
of the people ia very fair, and a great desire
is manifested to restore tha old Union. Texas
has increased in wealth by the rebellion.
Among tho best people there is a very good
feeling towards tho Government There is a
class of lawless people there, however, which
this sentiment does not control, and which
cannot be controlled but by the military.
The sentiment In this State will not change
from the influence of Northern emigration
and Northern capital, as in the Stato of Lou
isiana. It is essential that tho military in
considerable force be maintained in the De
partment of Texas.
I have the honor to be. sir. vcrv resnect-
i fully, your obedient servant
a u, oiiBHiuAn,
Major General Commanding.
The itonk InJuatleeorCougreiiaTo.
If there had been no other irrcat example
of crying injustice perpetrated by the lladi
cals in Congress uuder the lead of two or
three Impractlcablcs than the arbitrary ex
clusion from the halls of the National Capi
tol of the loyal Heprcsentatives of Tennessee,
mat alone, as a specimen oi soort-signteu
and foolish tvrannr. giving the key-note as
it has to all that has been dono since, was
enough to have mada discreet loyalists lose
faith in them as utterly unfitted by their nar
row views to deal n ith toe complications of the
hour. The men thus ungraciously and without
the color of law or wisdom shut out were those
who of all others "had borne tho burden and
heat of the day;" had encountered personal
perils and braved revolutionary excesses, as
scarcely any other similar body of men of
the same numbers nau uone in tno wuoie
land; and who, clinging to the ark of the
Constitution, and excrcisinga perfectly noble
faith in the final justice of Government and
people, justly expected that when the con-
mcl was enucu iiieir services to tno union
would bo honorably ucknowledired. and thev
bo permitted to speak for the State which
they had done to much to redeem from the
louy oi secession, ana an tno woes wuicn
followed in its train.
But when they made their appearance at
the Capitol, these men who should have been
received with acclamation, with outstretched
hands, found that a wonderful change had
begun. The very men w ho, when the Gov
ernment was in peril, looked all over the
South to find and applaud any example of
acvotion to tne union, no longer necuca
their aid, particularly. The fact that there
was such a thing as Unionism in the South
on which to base appeals against wholesale
sectionalism, was not, at last, essential; and,
become masters of the situation by the con
fidence of the people in their patriotism, they
were tempted to play a game for continued
power, begun in the interests of a restored
nationality and of peace. Ascertaining that
the new 1 edcral Executive was a man of his
own com ictions and purposes, it became need
ful to hunt up something to hold him in
check; and what more obvious to little minds,
to contracted partisanship, than to shut out
his own State from the national councils, and
in doing so, to get upsomo pretext by which
bis own people might bo made to blume him
for the exclusion from the halls of Congress
of their immediato representatives.
These astute mauagcrs " reckoned without
their host" With some men, all this might
have answered; but Andrew Johnson was not
the one to comproralso the interests of the
whole, by concessions to a moiety. Ho sternly
and rightfully resisted tho miserable attempt
at coercion, leaving the radical leaders in
their angry disappointment to achioicledge
that they kept 1 eunessee out to spite him.
Now, in view of facts so patcut to the na
tion and to the world; in view of the palpa
ble wrong dono tho nation in its progress to
wards restoration, it is tho duty of the people
to rebuke selfish partisanship so glaring,
wrong-doing so flagrant These men havo
not trusted the President from the very first;
and when they attempt to rido over hiin, to
browbeat him, to punish a great Common
wealth because in doing so they think to
wound hhn, the whole nation should frown
upon conduct so inexcusable, and appeal to
tho cose of Tennessee as to tho climax of in
justice and impolicy.
Anu suppuae now mat iney were to aunm
Tennessee at the cloenth hour, after all this
pro urication, and double dealing, und disnluv
of bitterness ! Is It in human nature to sup-
Fiose tout nicy lune mauo cordial associates,
rlends of the true men whose position and
services as loyalists have been so tardily ami
ungraciously acknowledged? llato Ihcy
not with u foolishness unparalleled, dono
what they could to drite them into the ranks
of the opposition, to make of thein determ
ined opponents! Tho folly is unparalleled,
we repeat; and when Cougru has adjourned,
and the hot diatribes of the Pennsylvania
Thcrsltes hat e died u ay uud been forgotten,
tho wiser men ainomrst them will fully appre
ciate the lack of wisdom, and lack of inde
pendence, woicu nas permttieu tnem to dcier
to tho bitter utterances they should have
Tho policy of reconstruction should have
been simple perfectly direct loyalty was
what should havo been fostered throughout
the country, North and South. Hut what is
the wisdom of that management which when
undoubted lovaltv presents itself as exempli
fied by tho perils und self-denials of men who
' havo canvassed their districts with pistols at
I their heads and knives at their throats, who
Ihsve massed as it were the patriotism of their
State, yet when duly returned by loyal votes
are driven back by comfortable gentlemen
in possession, wno an their urea have round
a showing of patriotism both pleasant and
profitable I The country will yet reckon with
them for this.
And finally what Is the spectacle Inst
now presented! Let these sharp managers
take due note of the fact that tho country
has long ago become impatient of conduct
such as we have indicated; and let them once
scatter to their homes; let them once lose
tho power to meet In daily and nightly cau
cus in order to whip in the restive, to pacify
the alarmed, and their power to wield their
forces scarcely now hanging together is
gone. Wo have shown, hitherto, that their
follies are telling upon their strength. The
cotton assails Humner; and Jiarpert
Wteklv Thad. Btevensi whilst numerous in
fluential prints, hitherto devoted to the
Washington close corporation, aro manifest
ing their disgust at the delays and the follies
enacted by it v
Meanwhile, the President will pursuo the
consistent course he has marked out for him
self; and the people will sustain him. They
see tho injustice of the treatment toward
Tennessee; they penetrate the littleness of
the motives which have governed those who
for so long a period hare postponed that
peaco the nation fought for, and should have
enjoyed ere this. Given the noblest oppor
tunities ever bestowed upon men upon a
legislative body to benefit a great people,
they havo not been equal to the task; and
when tho tlmo comes far the people to pro
nounce upon their course, the latter will
send men to the national capital who better
understand the policy of giving to us a re
stored Union. Baltimore Daily Commer
cial. Tho New York luilrpeudcnt upon
The Independent agrees to some of the
features of tho plan reported by tho recon
struction committee, but declares that it has
utterly failed to satisfy the expectations of
thoso who havo supported the committee as
against the President's policy. It says :
Toe proposed plan, however, is a stalk ol
manv srrecn leai cs. but without the one blos
som of our hope. What has become of the
I'resldents letter to Uov. rjharkey, saying
that all neeToes who foucht for the Union.
and all negroes who can read, ought to have
the ballot? Wo thought the committee would
take this bud of promise, coax it open Into
fuller bloom, and give it back to toe Presi
dent to encourage him with a proposition of
We do not say that the National Legisla
ture has a right or has no right to dictate
terms of suffrage to tho States. But we main
tain that if Congress has a right to declare,
in advance, to Mississippi, "You shall not be
represented in these Chambers till you hare
ratified a constitutional amendment ditfran
chising your relelt," then it has the same
right to say, "You shall not be represented
till you have ratified a constitutional amend
ment enfranchising your blacks." If any
argument was ever as clear as toe sunshine,
so is this.
Certainly, the negro and his friends have
a just right, in this respect, to bo dissatisfied
with the committee's proposition. It lacks
the expected measure of equity. It is marked
by that same moral backwardness, that same
dangerous trifling with justice, which was
witnessed in tho Senate a few daj s ago when
Colorado, with a constitution denying the
political rights of negroes, received the as
sent of that body to become a State, May
God denyus the gift of anymore States that
trample on His own decree of the brother
hood of man! But Henry Wilson, wanting
two mora votes to make a workiug majority
in the Senate, grasped at Colorado as at a
froldcn apple, forgetting that, sooner or later,
t would bo certain to turn to ashes in his
hand. "Be not deceived: God is not mocked!"
The editor of the La Crosse (Wisconsin)
Democrat, who is now in Detroit, writes as
"General Cass is still alive, though his
family have gathered hero in daily expecta
tion of his decease. The General is now in
his eighty-fourth year. He passes most of
his time in sleep, undisturbed. At rare in
tervals ho wakens up sufficiently to ask for
some of his old friends, who aro sent for, but
on arriving, even within the hour, he is gen
erally asleep again. His disease is softening
of the brain, from years of mental labor in
the scrvicoof bis country. Ho has all the
cure, attention, and nursing it is possible to
give. His family look upon him with the
greatest reverence and affection, and pray
that his last day on earth may be far dis
tant. At times no is able to converse quite
freely and rationally with his family, but this
Is the exception, not the rule."
Sambo's Foot Planted. Tho Petersburg
(Va.) Kxprets tells tho following:
"A venerable freedman, yesterday morn
ing, just in front of the writer of this, planted
his foot on a fiv&dollar bill, and there held
it, fearing to stoop and pick it up lest some
one should see him and claim it Hour after
hour elapsed, and there the unfortunate
finder stood, firm as a rock, with his enor
mous brogan entirely covering the fhe-doltar
greenback. At no moment could he see tho
surging crowd so abate as to afford him an
opportunity to secure his prise without a
contest with some disputant. Finally dark
ness came, to the great relief of the sublo
gentleman, and he quietly transferred the V
from its lowly placo and exalted it to a posi
tion in the folds of his capacious pocket"
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Win. W. Clapp, tho oldest printer and pub-1
lisher of Boston, died at Hoxbury on Mon-'
day, at tho ago of 82 1-2 years. Ho had been
connected with seven diflerent newspapers,
viz: (iazclte of Alain t eight j ears, Itepertory
four jeors, Boston Daily Adierther nearly
two jcars, Hampshire Gazette two years,
Boston City Gazette six months, and the
Boston Saturday Kieuing Gazette over
thirty J curst and it would appear he estab
lished the first daily morning paper in Bos
ton, initiated tlio first attempt at a daily eve
ning paper, and plated on a firm foundation
tho first, and to-day tho oldest Sunday morn
ing paper published In the United StutcB.
Mrs. I.iNcoijt'a Gqi.n Mbdal. M, Albert,
ex-member of the French. Republican Gov
ernment of 1848, having been prevented, to
his great regret and that of his friends, by
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Chicago, as embassador of the French people
iu .,.4o. milium, ur tun purpose ot trans
mitting to her the gold medal in commemo
ration of President Lincoln, it has been de
cided to forward the same to the Secretary of
State, through the medium of the American
Minister at Paris, and tho honor of present
ing this token of admiration to Mrs. Mary
Lincoln thus devolves upon Mr. Seward,
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The Iteeonstruetton oioininlttee'ai
Report. ' ' '
This report waa made to bothHonaca of
Congress yesterday. It proposes: '
First A new constitutional amendment
guaranteeing equal protection to life; liberty,
and property to all cltltens of the United
States; apportioning representation In. Con
gress according to voters, and not according
to population; forbidding the payment of the
rebel debt, and depriving all persons who
voluntarily took part in the late rebellion of
the right to vote for officers of the Oeneral
Government until July 4, 1670.
Secondly. It proposes bill keeping out
Senators and Representatives from tne States
lately in rebellion until these States ahall
have adopted the above amendment as part
of their State constitutions.
Thirdly. It proposes another bill declaring
ineligible to federal office persons who served
the rebel causa in certain prominent capaci
ties. What the country expected from Congress
was a practical scheme for hastening the re
establishment of all tho States in their full
constitutional relations. This report pro
duces a plan which must inevitably put off
this end, so strongly desired and demanded.
Does anyone believe that the southern States
will accept the proposed constitutional amend
ment? Certainly they will decline. They
will say, " Let us see what the next elections
in tho North develop. This Congress may
recommend the amendment; the next Con
gress, which is to be chosen in the fall Of tho
present year, and which may meet on the
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iiu w -uanu, aoui, ujuy ue Ul B ulucrcjlB
mind; it may repeal all that this Congress
has enactea; wo naa better wait"
Tho "restoration of the State to their
practical relations in the Union," as Mr. Lin
coln happily phrased It is therefore put off,
if this report is accepted, for at least another
year ; and the practical result of the labors
of the reconstruction committee will bo to
havo made np a platform on which thoso
who chooso to stand upon it may go before
the country at the fall election. That is all
and, in our judgment that is not enough
to satisfy tbo country.
It is hardly worth while to discuss the.
merits of measures which to be valid must
be accepted by communities which are sure
to reject them; but we may remark that it is
not probable so heavily-taxed and so poor a
people as those of the Southern States will
assume the payment of the enormous and
wastcfully-contractcd rebel debt and that
no parly would ever dare to go before the
people of this country with a proposition for
the United States to assume this debt, whoso
certificates are held chiefly by foreign specu
lators upon tur national rain. Further, that
It is scarcely probable the people who have
a majority m tho South will voluntarily dis
franchise themselves; and that tho extremes
to which partisan passions have been in
flamed in Tennessee by the disfranchisement
of the greater part of tho population there,
does not encourago practical men to look
for the fruits of peace from such a policy.
Even tho reconstruction committee ac
knowledge that "it is expedient that the
States lately in insurrection should, at the
earliest day consistent with the future peaco
and safety of the Union, be restored to full
participation in all political rights." Now,
what liave we already, to secure "future
peace and safety!" In the first place, wo
havo the civil rights act, under which any
cilirenwho is denied justice by local or Stato
courts is empowered to appeal to tho
United States court, which is commanded,
with all its machinery, to interfere m his be
half, and, if necessary, to use tho military
power of the United States to secure him
justice. 8nrely no citizen need suffer wrong
while this act remains. In the next place wo
have a form of oath, prescribed by Congress,
which makes it impossible for any one who
voluntarily engaged in rebellion to enter
Congress or to hold any Federal office, with
out committing perjury, for which ho may
and ought to be indicted and punished.
Finally, we havo the Freedmen's Bureau for
a whofo ) car, during which, with a wiso and
conciliatory policy, we may hope the labor
question in the South will assumo something
of its normal condition.
But let us-not forget, on the other hand,
the dangers which attend impracticablo
measures. Suppose, going before the peo
plo on this platform built by tbo congres
sional committee, wo are beaten ! In that
event we may be sura that the next Con
gress will not only refuso to make the de
mands whirh this one makes, but it will
most probably repeal the Civd Rights act
ami the test oath; and thus our own impru
dence will have sacrificed the great objects
we huvo already gained.
The amendment proposed is right enough,
if tho reconstruction committee can get any
Southern State to accept it. But unless they
do so, it is of course only a shot in the air,
which may be right and true, but will hit no
where unless, indeed, it falls upon the heads
of the gunners. Is it not far wiser for Con
gress to make snre of what It has done; to
cry enough for this time; to be content that
it lias secured the supremacy of law and jus
tice in all our territory, and to admit at once
to their scats all Representativ ea and Sena
tors who tan take the prescribed oaths !
Ono Congress cannot bring about the mil
lennium; there are years to come, In which
we may all join upon a platform of larger
liberty, and argue tho questions and urge
the reforms which still remain. For this tlmo
wo have reason to be content; for we havo
put down armed resistance to the laws, and
Congress has given us, in tho civil rights act,
a guaranty for freo speech in every part of
tho Union. It is our own fault if, having
thus secured the right to armie. we do not
ciihghtenprejudico and melt opposition, and
show that equal liberty Is the best for all.
Troot. A correspondent ol the Maine
Farmer saya that about 16 years ago he
transferred eight trout to a small brook
which empties into a pond. For seven or
eight years nothing was seen or heard from
them; but since that tune, it is judged by men
that live near theso ponds, that not leas than
200 pounds ore taken yearly of the best trout
In that vicinity. There has noter before
been seen a fish of any kind in those waters.
It is amazing how quickly trout will Increase
when the proper conditions are furnished
them. Not many years ogo there was no
stream in Maine or New Hampshire fro-
Jiuented by thot kind of fish but what was
nil of them; but latterly every contrivance
,.. hern used to destroy them, such as nets.
poisoning with lime, Ac, by persons who
make a paltry living by tblaVwholecale de
struction, and unless tha law steps in to, cure
the evil, the trout will be, as the salmon is
in many instances, a thing only remembered
as having been once In our streams.
Tub roccnt hail storm covered a large ex
taal of tanltorj.
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