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vols;D:1,1", SEPTEMBER 11, 180,
aasndler, letters from whom were
„„i in the Wirz trial, on Friday, was
; propr la penance on Saturday, and
:, ! tir °fly at length, in which he Teas
y what he had already written.
`;.,, f .4 to think that General Winder was
for most of the destitution and
ip,e prison. He had heard that officer
ern43lty, avowing his intention of
half the prisoners to death, so that
, c
f . tasc could be taken of the remainder.
•however, was made from. unbolted
t'•::CatiSe enough Sieves could not be pro.
, separate cob from meal, and the meat
lla - most of the meat at that time
; ca
401101. There were a great many lucent
alcers in the prison, surgeons, and
sad to their inefficiency might be at
much needless suf f ering. The Colonel
: 3 0 this report before the Assistant Se
-1• of War, but it not acted on to his
' Other facts concerning the barial
• e dead, the use of the stocks, Wirz's km
etc were a g:iin testified to. The Court
t t i e. Hibernian, which artived off Father
, ( .- -, :erday morning, we have European
0 - 4 to the lit inst. Judah P. 'Benjamin,
Secretary of State, had arrived at
.-soeptan frOln the West Indies, after
ins* 1119 liberty and life, perhaps,
ale conflagration of the vessel convey
sh. A new Atlantic cable is to be 'mann
`:„,aa and no effort into be made at pre
:::afrecover the lost one. The cholera is
io l e receding whence it came. The Con
oam cotton loan holders are taking Inca
, to panact " their rights and interests Pi
seneral news is of no great importance.
frilly:liar issued from the 'Bureau of Freed
,: :31 Washington on September sth, estala
a 6etinoo policy relative to abandoned
a or ret' property in lands, &e,, to which
arias.] Sates have, or may acquire, a
is causing a good deal of excitement
• y the southerners immediately inte.
. They have appealed to the President
modification in some details. The cir
- slid attendant facts will be found among
:.,ti;Arington specials.
Emperor Maximilian has issued an
aaaafte decree, regulating his diplomatic
VC:WTI - CS to himself the right of ap
;;..'tita and dismissing all his represents
to foreign nations. Ambassadors will
cgs. a.aiary of $12,000; envoys extraordi
pv awl ministers plenipotentiary, Islo,ooo,
1 1 1 1: e..sseat ministers *5,000. His diplomatic
0 . 1 1, be under the immediate direction
f Vil;ister of Foreign Affairs.
Treasury Department is literally over
vith applicants for clerical appointments.
i:enefit of aspirants seeking such posi
-6,0,c will state that appointments are only
made in cases where vacancies occur,
scorer:try of the Treasury (10e8 not con
; rlate an increase of the present force, it
a a,...aamate, to the discharge of the work
a- a that department.
fav ia dance with instructions front the
htaartment, Major General Augur, on
falsa issued a circular, ordering the die
-,._r of the 2a and 4th New York, 3d Mn.ssa
afetaa and Ist Connecticut heavy artillery
,affoata and the Sd New York provisional
row on duty in the Department of
sa r Naalfl tournament for the champion..
57,:p which has been in session at
a for Score time 'past, ended on Satur
,,' s!::;lit. Robert P.Witliams,of Bangor, took
claaapionship and the first Prize—a gold
A. N. Smith, of Augusta, has challenged
a srupion to play him a game for $2OO and
!amts. McHenry, the London banker, and
Englishmen interested in the Atlantic
i Great Western Railroad, running from
3 , ..rey City to St. Louis, accompanied by
al .1. Walker, are at present on a trip on
: mighty road.
rirodar has been issued in NeW Orleans,
ommis,ioner Conway, to the freedmen
; refugees, desiring them to secure lands
trultivaiion, and informing them how to
I• . n is stat:.,‘.l that Ales. H. Stephens several
lases matte application to Jefferson Davis for
rsrmb,sion to t:xtnine into the Andersonville
:ma for power to remedy any abuse,
;f:t in n,ss each time refused.
all the taafnch Soldiers have left the Rio
tassat. and natives have taken their place.
3N:tin:ill:Lit has ordered all rebels to proceed
15 `an Luis Potosi.
Me troops of the garrison of Washington
rant been formed into a brigade, and General
I. Y. Dent pls,ced in command,
Eon. Frederick Lowe, the present Governor
Caifornia, will most likely be the next
": altar from that State.
Peal. yr Fessenden, on Saturday,
_As 1011 g iilieeeiCAV with the President. He
F. ad:a in the highest terms of the Executive.
.efferal Slocum declines, under any °henna.
ayes, being a candidate for civil office this
Or the ilnest structures in Niew Orleans
!:"..2 Tour° buildings) was destroyed by Are
;la 11 inst. •
iratlicr General Sehimmelpfennig, who
611 Thursday morning last, was buried in
„ , iln.c on S•tturday afternoon.
Cook is at Wilmington, and will
itlieve Colonel Ames as commandant
si iii city.
Three bunched and fifty thousand dollars in
is arrived in New York on Saturday from
2l . ew
cm :iturtlay night, a pork-packing estab
lAnant in Baltimore was destroyed. Loss
A heavily-ironed and strongly-guardod pri
::9ner lvf:s iv ged in jail, iii 'Vicksburg, on the
ituu,or it was John IL Suratt.
An Albany ferry boat. the Thomas P. Olcott,
T = burned ill her dock last evening.
te.ittral Sheridan and stag were in Houston,
.7.e.mci, on the 3d.
N. Cutter has been appointed Treasury
PC•-• : at N . CNV Orleans, vice Flauders,removod.
6( . 1.f.:11.1 Garwood takes eommand at Mobile,
•• Utnerai Smith.
The restrictions upon the removal of cotton
labanta have been removed.
Z.leCallum, chief of military rail
was in Na - shrille on the eth.
The garrison at Franklin, Tennessee, has
ern discontinued.
Ceneral Meade n'ts in Wilmington, N. o.on
The stock market en Saturday W:ls Very
ill. Government loans were held firmly;
sales were lista. Stateand city loans were
early. The demand for railroad shares bad
•ssiderably fallen od'.
Flour was Shill on Saturday, but prices eon-
L;nue firm, owirg to the light receipts and
, 'ut•lis. Wheat was cli:11, and prices rather
Corn and Oats are a3so dull, at about
a•iacr rates. Cotton is in fair tleinand. Pro
iions continue quiet 5 the sales are in small
(Ally. Seeds are unchanged. Wilt Sky
is lin;ited tlernacd; 9alee of prime barrels are
at $2.29 6 :72.30 ti gallon.
The diselostues made by the Witnesses
unmoned in the Winz trial fully confirm
e most tertible reports that have ever
ea circulated in regard to the horrors of
the Andersouville p;ison. The evidence
La only proves the inhumanity of the de
'l:ll4lPnt, but the barbarity of his superiors in
authorizing and permitting the continuance
el' such a fearful pest-house. The official re
port of D. T. CHANDLER, a rebel officer,
appointed by the Confederate Government
inspect the prison in July, 104, forms
tart of the testimony in the case now on
trial, and gives a deplorable picture. He
dc , criltes the available area of the, prison
: 0 2i acres, "which gives somewhat less
t:' =n six square feet to each prisoner," a
p(ft that was a constantly reduced by ad
lil'iktas to their number." The stream
1 ) -sing through the prison was "in a
abocking condition," which could not , "fail
freed a pestilence." He stated that no
a-lter whatever, and no materials for con-
F.tracting any, were provided by the prison,
authorities ; that no police regulations for
insuring con-fort and health were estab
il,hed, and that none were practicable 'Un
til-1' the existing circumstances; that no
adequate provisions were made for the care
el the sick; that many prisoners were
carted out daily; who died from unknown
CallSr2S, and whom the medical officer had
never seen;" that "the sanitary condition
of the prisoners was as wretched as it could
k," and that "nothing seems to have been
done to avert it ;" that the food furnished
tits in many cases raw and insufficient, al
liteugh "green corn and other anti-scor
balks could readily have been ob
!ulnen ;" that the :hospitals were attended
LT inferior and inefficient physicians, and
even the value of their services was di
tainished by the fact that "the supply of
medicines was wholly inadequate, and fre
quently there was none." The officer who
S this report appeared before the Mill.
tarY Commission on Saturday, and testified
bet only to the correotnem of its statements,
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but also that - when he personally remon
strated with General WINDER on the con
dition of the prison, that officer replied "he
thought it would be better to let one half die
so they could take care Of the remain
der !" The Writs trial, by placing these
statements upon an indelible record, will
enlighten the whole world and future gene
rations in regard to the barbarous treatment
of our prisoners by the rebel leaders.
It will be idle for the sympathizers
with treason to deny hereafter the
murderous cruelty of jEFFERSON Davis
and his confidential advisers ; and they will
1:e. handed down by history as men who dis
graced a bad cause by the most terrible
atrocities upon defenceless captives that
were ever perpetrated by civilized beings.
The conduct of our Government in its
treatment of rebel soldiers and of the
people whom it subdued, will shine forth
in brilliant contrast - with the demoniac
policy of the Confederacy.
:lit' WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 10, 1865
In a recent letter I spoke of the expatria
tion of a number of the leaders of the re
bellion, and named a few, suggesting that
there were many residing in foreign coun
tries of whose actions little note had been
taken, and little knowledge existed.
Another and a larger class of insurgent
chiefs had gone to "that bourn whence no
traveller e'er returns "—and this long cata
logue includes the brightest, ablest, and most
dangerous advocates of the defeated and
destroyed heresy of secession. It is startling
to reflect upon the work of death among
these desperate and persevering plotters.
Some died in civil life, in the agonies of
remorse ; others perished by their own
hands ; and still more rushed to the battle
fields, and fell amidst the bloody roar of
conflict. Their vacant places will never be
filled, but, like their example and their
creed, will be shtidderingly recalled and
shudderingly avoided. Names like Yaney,
Barksdale, Winder, Garnett, Keitt, young
Wise, and Hammond, will be referred to by
the historian and the philosopher, "to
point the moral and adorn the tale " for
the admonition of coming generations ; to
show' how what was in itself an incon
ceivable sin would be so wrought into the
seeming of a plausible truth as to fascinate
and to pervert and utterly disease minds
that were originally pure, finally convert
ing them into fountains of hatred to man
kind and ingratitude to country.. Nor
is there a prominent Southern man
now living, offensively identified with the
assault upon the Government of the United
States, who may not be set down as dead to
all intents and purposes—dead .tor all harm
to his country and dead for all good to man
kind—save in filling his remaining hours
with deeds of repentance. The stigma
-resting upon such reputations will blacken
all connected with them through endless
time. You will perceive that the policy
of the general administration is to with
hold pardons from those who began and
stimulated, and refused to stop the re
bellion—in fact from all the noisy and
mischievous leaders. The Executive cle
mency is always exercised for the pro
ducers—those who, it may be inferred,
acted reluctantly or compulsorily with the
rebel despots. That much complained of,
yet healthful precautionary seetion, called
the 13th, or $20,000 clause of President
Johnson's amnesty proclamation, although
it reached thou Sands of wealthy men,
small manufacturers and merchants, (from
whose limbs the President is gradually
striking off all restrictions,) yet it restrains
many, very many who, if left free,
would work inconceivable mischief among
the people of the South. It rpay be assumed
that as the recent rebellious sections are
rising to their new duties, feeling the gladder
because the burdens of slavery and of sloth
have been thrown from their shoulders, no
relief, however awkward at first, will prove
to be more gratifying than the fact thatthey
must - inove along without being driven, or
at any rate without the men whohave here
tofore only led they might mislead
them. People who — have been compelled to
look to masters for their lessons, who feared
to read, and who were prevented from
reading and writing lest they might see at
the same time the injustice of their oppres
sors andiheir own remedy against it, are
now inspired with a supreme sense of per
sonal independence—a knowledge that if
they would live they must labor—and that
he who would enjoy - the gifts of God,
must not expect these to be flung at his
feet, or to come to him without being
reached for. As we ponder upon the ex
patriation, voluntarily and involuntarily,
of the authors of the rebellion, of the
death of many more—and of the suffering
and the disfranchisement of all who remain
in the country in the belief that they WIT
be permitted once more to attempt its ruin,
a still more startling thought is suggested
by the Question, what has become of the
people who followed these bold and wicked
men ? Let me, for an answer, use the
words of a recent Southern paper, the Sel
ma (Alabama) Time; which makes the
following striking confession !
“The people of these States, together with those
of the .Yorthern Stales, except two, entered into the
war for the perpetuation of the institution of slave
ry, and after four years of bloody war we have
been fairly defeated, and Slavery has ceased to
exist. This was the decision of the sword, and
we are content to abide it. It would be folly in
the extreme for us to attempt a resurrection of the
institution now, when two-thirds of our fighting
population are dead or maimed, and we have no
arms or means of procuring them, when we
were unable to maintain with 'our whole
_population, and an army well armed”
So We sae that without the negro race,
and without the freedmen, the remaining
whites in the South would starve and die.
Even those who are bewailing their fate—a
fate brought upon themselves by themselves
—and borrowing visionary trouble at the
idea that they would be degraded by an act
that gave the right of suffrage to the colored
man, could not procure their daily bread
without the aid of the freedmen, or with
out the aid of the Government, which is
now the guardian alike of white and
black. One finds in' practical state
ments and common sense, reflections like
these, a world of compensation. We are
overawed -by the realizing presence of
God's punislunent upon slavery anti
slaveholders, and Upon rebels and rebel
lion, and we are touched in our heart of
hearts by the wonderful preparations which
seem also to have been providentially made
for the new condition of society and the
great resulting moral, political, and reli
gious revolution. OCCASIONAL.
Funeral of General Sanranelprannig.
READING, Sept. 9.—The remains of Brigadier
General Shimmelpfennig, U. S. V., who died at
the Living Springs Water Cure establishment,
near Wernersville, Berks county, on Thursday
morning last, were brought to this city this
afternoon, and interred with military honor%
General S. entered the army as Colonel of the
74th Pennsylvania Regiinent, and was made a
brigadier in January, 16133. Ile commanded a
brigade in Sditira'S division at the battles of
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and his forces
were the first to enter Charleston, in February,
1865. He was relieved of the command of that
city on account of ill health, caused by a con
sumptive affection Contracted in the service.
Cruelties at Andersonville—Attempted
luterferenee by Alex. H. Stephens.
NBW YORK, Sept. e.—The Evening Past says
it has been informed that Alexander ii. Ste
phens on two occasions made an appeal di
rectly to Jeff Davis for leave to examine the
Anderwnville prison, and authority to re
medy gm abuses ; that he represented to Da
vis the wrongs and cruelties committed there;
but received for reply that the officers in com
mand were capable and trustworthy menu
and should not be interfered with, for which
reasons Mr. Stephens' requests were denied.
Another ThepOrte‘a Arrest olfSurott.
NEW Yom t, SSpt.lo.—'the Vicksburg JoitPfted
of August ?oth, says that a heavily-Ironed and
strongly-guarded prisoner was lodged in jail
there, and was by many ti/ be JOWL
Workings of Freedom in the South.
[Special Despatches to The Press.]
WAsmNOTON, D. C., Sept. 10, ISM
Trip Over the Atlantic and Great
Western Enttrend.
JAMES MCHENRY, the celebrated London
banker, and other Englishmen interested in
the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad—
known as the broad-gauge, running from Jer
sey City to St. Louis in nearly an unbroken_
lino—accompanied by Iron. ROBERT J. WAUKEE
and others, are now enjoying a trip which
combines pleasure, business, and observation.
Governor WALKZE is himself largely interest
ed in this mighty road, and will, no doubt,
be able to give the foreigners, who are much
impressed by the value of their investment,
much satisfactory information in regard to it.
News from the Freedmen. •
One of General HOWARD'S assistants re
turned last evening from South Carolina, Mis
sissippi, and Georgia, and brings very satis
factory accounts of the condition and deport
ment of the freetinlell. While what is left of
the defeated politichMS and Secessionists are
scolding and complaining, and the pool!' whilks
drawing and living upon the charity of the
Government, the freedmen are devoting them
selves to hard work, to tilling the soil, and
to providing against the wants of the winter.
quite a demonstration is being made hero by
some of the slaveholders on account of the
following circular from the Freedmen's Bu
WARRINGTON, September s.—The following
important circular was issued Tuesday:
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 4 1865.
Circ u lar—Circular No. la, of July 28th,
1855, from this bureau, ishereby rescinded, and
the following rules and regulations are
adopted for the purpose of establishing a, defi
nite and uniform policy relative to abandoned
lands or real property, and lards or real
property to which the United States shallhave
acquired a title by confiscation, or sale, or
otherwise, which now or may hereafter come
under the control of this bureau, by virtue of
the act of Congress approved March ad, ISO,
establishing it, and by order of the President,
to wit
Kra. Abandoned lands referred to to the
law and ragulatiOnS governing this bureau,
are deilned, according to section second of au
act Of Congress , approve•, July 2d, 184, as
follows :
Property, real or personal, shall be regarded
as abandoned when the lawful owner thereof
shall be voluntarily absent therefrom,and en
gaged either in arms or otherwise in aidingor
encouraging the rebellion.
Second. Property will not be regarded as con
fiscated until after the decree of the United
States Court for the district in which the pro
perty may be found has been made, by whit is condemned as enemies' pro
perty and becomes the property of the United
Third. All abandoned land or real pro perty
and all land and real property to which the
United State's shall have acquired title by con
fiSeation, or sale, or otherwise, that is or may
hereafter come under the control of the:lb/roan
of Refugee Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
by virtue of said act and orders of the Presi
dent, is and shall be set apart for the use of
loyal refugees and freedmen, and so much as
may be necessary assigned to them as pro
vided i section fourth of the act establishing
the' to every male citizen,
whether refugee or freedman as aforesaid,
there shall be assigned no more than forty
acres of such, and the person to whom it is
assigned shallte protected in the use and en
joyment of the land for the term of three
years. at an annual rent not exceeding six per
eentuin upon the value of said lands as it was
appraised by the State authorities in the year
11611 for the purpose of taxation, and in case
no such appraisement can be found, then the
rental sballbe based upon the estimated value
Of the land in said year, to be ascertained in
such manner as •he commission may, by
regulation, prescribe at the end of said term,
or at any time during said term. The occu
pant of any parcels so assigned may purchase
the land and receive such title thereto as the
United States can convey, upon paying there
for the value of the Lana ascertained and Bred
for the .purpose of determining the annual
rent aforesaid.
Fourth. All lands or other real property
within the several States, viz:
North Carolina, South Carolina Georgia,
Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee,
lientiocky, Missouri, Maryland, Arkansas,
Louisiana and Texas, to which the United
States has acquired or shall acquire by
cation or sale, or otherwise, and all abandoned
lands or other abandoned real property in
these States, provided said property, whether
confiscated or abandoned, remaining unsold
or otherwise disposed of, shall have been
properly transferred to the bureau upon re
quizition of the commissioners or assistant
commissioners, shall be Considered as under
the control of the Commissioner of Refugees,
Freedmen and Abandoned Lauds, for the
Purpose hereinbefore set forth, and for the
time alaborizing the act establishing the
bureau; and r o part or parcel of said Confis
cated or abandoned propertyfthall be surren
dered or restored to the former owners or
other claimants, except such surrender or
restoration be . authorized by said commis
filth. Assistant commissioners will, as ra
pidly as possible, cause accurate descriptions
of all confiscated and abandoned lands, sad
other confiscated and abandoned real pro
perty that is now or may 'hereafter come under
their control, to be made, and besides keeping
a record of such themselves, will tor ward
monthly to the commissioners of the bureau
copies of such descriptions, in the manner
prescribed by circular N 0.19, Of July 11, 80,
nom this bureau. They will, with as little
delay as possible, select mid set apart such
confiscated and abandoned lands and property
as may be deemed necessary for the imme
diate use Of refugees and freedmen, the spe
cific division of which into lots, and the rental
or sale thereof, according to the law establish
lag the bureau, will he completed as soon as
practicable, and reported to the commis
*loner. In the selection and setting apart of
such lands and property, care will be used to
lake that about winch there is the least doubt
that this bureau should have custody ai4 con
trol of.
Sixth. Whenever any land or real property
that shall come into the possession of this
bureau as "abandoned" does not fall under
the definition of "abandoned," as set forth in
section two of the not of Congress approved
July 2d, 1264 hereinbefore mentioned, it will
be formally surrendered by the assistant com
missioner of the bureau for the State in which
such real estate is situated, upon its appearing
that the claimant did not, abandon the pro
perty in the sense defined in said section and
Seventh. Former owners Of property held by
this bureau as abandoned, who claim its re
storation on the ground of having received
the pardon of the President, will, as far as
Practicable, forward their applications to the
commissioner of the bureau through the su
nerintendents and assistant commissioners of
the districts and States iii which this DrOperty
is situated. Each application must be fteeom
panied by—let. A copy of the special pardon
of the resident of the United States, or of
the oath under his amnesty proclamation,
when they are not emblaced in any of the ex
ceptions therein enumerated. id Proof of
title. 3d. Evidence that the property has not
been confiscated or libeled in any United States
court, or, if libeled, that proceedings against
it haye been discontinued. Officers of the
bureau through whose hands such applica
tions may Imps will endorse thereon sneli facts
as may assist the Commissioner in his cleat.
51011, stating especially the use to whieh the
property is put by the bureau.
Major General, Commissioner of Refugees,
Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
Approved, September 4,1865.
President o the United Statesa
The slaveholders yesterday called upon the
President for the' modification of the above
circular, and a long discussion took place be
tween them and the officers having this great
work in charge. Probably some concessions
will be made to them, but hot sufficient to de
stroy the principles of the act of Congress.
You will perceive, from this important mea
sure, Dow powerfully the medicine is working,
and with what tremendous energy the Govern
ment is pushing the reorganization of South
ern society.
The few loyal slaveholders themselves are
beginning to appreciate that their property
he enhanced in value by paying good
wages to the freedmen, while those rebel
slaveholders, who are struggling to save their
property from confiscation, are Only too glad
to close with the Government on any terms,
and freely admit that they will realize
menso/y from the Change thus produced.
ThO New• California Blowsier:
Intelligence from the Golden State indicates
that the present Governor of California, Hon.
Fusel:men Lows ' will probably the succes
sor of JAIII1:3 A. 311cDotroam,, in the united
states Senate,
William Pitt ressend.a.
Hon. WILLIAX PITT Esssminna, Senator in
Congress from Blaine, Chairman of the Com
mittee on Finance in the Senate, had a long
interview with the President yesterday after
noon, and speaks in high terms of the candor
and intelligence of the Executive. lie is sure
that the thorough friends of the Government
are right in reposing the fullest confidence in
Contest for Senator in Ohio.
The competition for the Union senatorial
robes in Ohio between Ron. JOHN SHERMAN,
and Major General ROBERT F. SCHENCK is of the
most interesting description. They are both
able statesmen, and their speeches recall the.
time when DOUGLAS and larroorar Made mi.
nois ring with their powerful arguments.
JOHN SHEISHAN is one of the ripest and most
experienced American publicists, and Scut:Neg
one of the boldest and most thorough alma
pions of the RePublic. It is a great pity that
Ohio has not two Senators to oleot, so that she
might be provided for.
Garrison of Washington.
The tips °Z the city garrison, numbering,
perhaps, over 3,000, have been ibilried into a
separate brigade, under command of Brigadier
,General E. F. Datvi, and will hereafter be de•
siguated as the pal= OL WelOinfitee4
(By Associated Press.)
• Postal Atrairs.
The ildVertiSementa inviting proposals for
conveying the mails in North and South Cara
lira, from January Ist, 18G6, have been printed
in pamphlet form, and large numbers of them
were sent out on Saturday to the care of the
Governors of those States, and special agents
of the Post-office DepartMent, for general
The Postmaster General has made a contract
for mail service from Cairo, 111., by Mound
City, Caledonia, and other intermediate points,
to luka, Miss., 329 miles, and back, three times
a week, by steamboats, at $5,000 per annum, for
four years; and also a contract for the con
veyance of mails from Albany, Georgia, to
Monticello, Florida, and - intermediate points,
800 miles, and hack, three Viols a week. Ad
ditional post•officcs have also been reopened
in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Mis
Internal Revenue Receipts.
The receipts from interntil revenue continue
to be as large, if not larger, than was anticipa-
ted. The enormous sum of $213,331 was col-
lected by M. E. FIBLI), collector for the Sixth
district of Ners York, on Saturday.
The Wiez Trial—Request Granted.
The War Department has granted the re
quest of Captain Winz, that Fathers WaE4r,
and Ilannizow Should be permitted to iisit
him to give him religious consolation.
President Johnson and Secretary ii[ar
len on Negro Suffrage.
. ,
The following important letter from Secre
tary Harlan has just been made public
W sm !NOT° DT D. C., Aug. 26, 1665.
Hon. George B. Edmonds, Clermont, "meal
DEAR Sin: I have just received your letter
of the 21st inst. stating, among other things,
that the Union Atate Convention of lowa has
adopted as a plank in its platform a recom
mendation infavor of
negro suffrage; that the
Cepperheati. Convention hasendorsed Presi
dent Johnson's policy for the reorganisation
of States, assuming it to be in opposition to
negro suffrage: that this is, in your opinion,
the issue joined between the two parties in
lowa ; that heretofore the Union party has
derived valuable aid from me in support of
its principles; that you regret, however, to
observe a newspaper report of a speech re
eently made by me, which places me, as you
think, in antagonism with its present princi
ple and policy, which gives you pain.
In reply, I have to say, that if your opinion
Was well founded, it would be a cause of
greater pain to me than to yourself ; but I beg
leave respectfully to state, that you misappre
hend the position of President Johnson and
my own, as well as that pf the Union party at
large. The real question at issue, in a national
point of view, is not whether negroes shall be
permitted to vote, but whether they shall de
rive that authority from the National Govern
ment, or from the State Governments re
President Johnson maintains the doctrine,
that the Constitution of the United Steeps
does not confer on the Federal Government
the right to interfere, primarily, with the
question of suffrage in any State of the Union ;
that the question may arise and properly be
decided by Congress, •when Senators and
members present themselves for admission to
seats in that body, under the clause of the
Constitution, which makes each House the ex
clusive judge of the qualifications and Mee-
Gone of members; and that other clause of
the Constitution of the United States, which
provides that "the United States shall gua
rantee to every State in the Union a republi
can form of Government." 1 infer that if any
State should adopt a law on the subject of
suffrage, which would clearly show the State
Government to be other than republican, it
would be the duty of Congress to reject appli
cants for seats ; and to adopt whatever legis
lative remedies would, in their judgment, be
necessary to carry out the guarantees of the
That the State, Of lowa may take steps to ex
tend the right of suffrage, is not, as it seems to
me, in conflict with this policy, and, cOnse
quently, those who support the policy of the
President on this subject, are not in antago
nism with the platform of the Union party of
-The Union party of that State propose that
the State shall modify its own constitution, so
as to include as electors, persons who have
not, under its present provisions, the right to
vote. This, as President Johnson maintains,
a State may do, but that the General Govern
ment would have no right to require lowa, or
any other State, to modify its own constitu
tion, on this, or any other subject, when not
in conflict with the Constitution of the United
if I should he in lowa when that question is
submitted to the people, if it shall be so sub
mitted by the Legislature, I would vote to ex
tend the right to all classes of nerliOnS possess
in the requisite intelligence and patriotism
tote entrusted with a participation in the
management of public affairs, State or na
tional, without regard to their nationality, as
I do not believe that the liberty of any class
Of people can be considered safe, who are to
be permanently deprived. of the exercise of
this right.
I do not disguise these opinions; you may,
therefore, make what use of this letter you
may deem proper. I have the honor to be,
very respectfully, your Obedient servant,
Presentation at the WhitdHonee
The Washington Chronicle of Saturday, after
giving a description of the chair, which we
have before published, says :
Upon the arrival of the chair from its place
of manufacture to this city it was conveyed
"under guard" to one of the committee rooms
at the Capitol, where only a privileged few,
consisting of " Officials" and a small number
of ladies, were permitted to gaze upon the
wonderful work of industry and skill. After
the lapse of several days it was carried to
Brady's well-known gallery and there photo
graphed. On yesterrla3r, through the inter
vention of the lion. H. V. Whaley, member of
Congress from West Virginia, tne President
agreed to set apart any hour after four o'clock
P. M. for its reception. Accordingly a few
minutes after this hour the chair was care
fully placed in a wagon, and, accompanied by
Hinman, was conveyed to the White House.
A little before fire the presentation party
were met by the doorkeeper, and the chair or
dered to be brought within the first large
entrance-room of the mansion. Only a fear
were admitted, and the eager crowd which
had collected on the outside were only al
loved. to gratify their curiosity by peering
through the windows.
After a short delay a messenger came run
ning down the Stair way, and announced that
his Excellency Was ready and waiting. At this
stage the members of the press were kindly
invited to ascend, and they, together with the
remainder of the party, following on the heels
of Kinman, soon found themselves on the
threshold of the Presidential sanctum. The
door of the TOMB had been thrown open, and,
-without introduction or formal ceremony, tile
hardy pioneer of the wild Pacific slope, the
conqueror of wild beasts and wild men, grasped
by the hand the honored President of an
powerful Republic. Itinman was evidently no
stranger to the President, who received him
in a most cordial manner.
Leaning upon his rifle, and as calm F 145 though
he had been conversing with a prairie com
panion, he stated to the President that recent
ly he had been up in Pennsylvania construct
ing a chair from the skins of several " grin
chest, which he had killed with his own rifle,
and which he desired to present to him. That
in offering it as a token of respect both to the
person and office, he desired to say that in his
opinion the "President of these United States
was the biggest man in the world."
The President was much gratified at this
etuphatie compliment, and, in returning
thanks, said he thought he knew how to appre.
elate both it and the chair.
The President hero insisted that " Seth "
should sit in the chair, after which he sat in
,the chair, praising highly its beauty and com
fortable qualities. Tim bear-kit ter,” in the
meanwhile, had beeorno so much at ease in his
intercourse with the President Shat hc de
scanted and chatted upon the prominent
points of his gift with perfect nonchalance
This originated, however, from no want of re
spect to his Excellency but rather froze a
buoyancy of animal spirits and a genial good
nature, - which. has won for Rittman host of
friends wherever he is known.
After displaying all the parts and points of
his wonderful chair, calling attention to the
formidable claws that clustered on its sides,
the natural feet of the animals on which it
rested, the old hunter paused. It was plain,
however, that something remained to be told,
something startling to be shown, and the
Rocky mountain speaker had not pronounced
his peroration. Carefullyunloosing the cords
which concealed the huge head, he suddenly
darted it, snappin and. gnashing its teeth,
close to the President's
k.nees, which was re.
ceived by the crowd with uproarious laughter,
and heartily enjoyed by the President himself.
The grown children of his Excellency, seve
ral in number, now came in, and were lond,in
their demands to be shown again and again
this wonderful feature of the chair. No one
seemed to enjoy their delight and fun more
than the President, whose care-worn face was
lighted up with benignant smiles, and whose
stern nature seemed to have relaxed and
grown cheerful over - the pleasing incident.
The crowd of their own accord now withdrew,
leaving Hinman almost alone with the Presi
dent. At last, however, upon suggesting to
his Excellency that he should keep the head
of the "grizzly" well protruded in order to
frighten off the office-seekers and unrepentant
rebels who besiege his mansion and receivin
a warm invitation to visit the White Rouse at
his pleasure, the worthy old hunter withdrew,
well leased at his reception and success.
General Slocum Beelines Bunning. for
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Sept. 9.—The editor of the
Journal here says: " In a letter to a gentleman
of this city, received to-day, and dated Vicks
burg, August 27, Maier General Slocum writes :
'lf. it becomes necessary, you can say in my
behalf that I will not, under any circum
stances, be a candidate for Civil office this
Launch of a Sloop-of-War at Boston.
BOSTON, Sept. 9.—The sloopof-war Guerriorc
was successfully launched this afternoon from
the navy yard, in the presence of a large
crowd of spectators.
Mr. Edwin Hart, naval constructor of the
yard, superintended the launch. The ship
was duly .christened by Miss Emma Thirt,
daughter of the naval constructor, and MISS
Jennie Lenthal, daughter of J. M. Lenthal, of
the Bureau of Construction of the Philadel
ph/a Navy Yard.
Billiard Tournament In MAMA.
AnonsTA, Me., Sept. e.—The billiard tourn.a.
meat for the championship. of this State,
Which bas been in session during the past
week, terminated to-sight, as follows :
The first prize of a gold ene valued at $2OO,
And the championship, to Robert T. Williams,
of Bangor. .
The second prize, of a silver case, valued at
41100, to B. Gouldfray, of Bangor.
The third prize, of a silver goblet, valued at
ade, to Charles E. Smith, of Augusta.
Nr. Smith, of Augusta, has Challenged the
winner of the cue to play him a rnatoM game
for WO ana the cliampionadri.
Condition of the Freedmen in Virginia
—The Congressional Canvass in Vir•
ginia—Views of the Candidates—Gold
Contract* Prohibited in Georgia—
Movements of Ex-rebel Otneers—lm
portant Correspondence Between Go•
vernor Peirpont, of Virginia, and the
Editor of the RiChniond Republic.
A gentleman who was authorized by Go
vernor Pierpont to visit certain localities and
report on the condition of the freedmen, has
addressed a letter to Governor Pierpont giving
an account of his observations. lle visited
Petersburg, Farmville, Lynchburg, and Lib
erty, and reports as follows :
1. In respect to the comparative number of
women and clalkon I could get no definite
and reliable estimates. It was uniformly said
that the proportion of able-bodied men was
2. Where there are men able to labor it was
the general testimony that a goodly number
Of them are industrious and doing well for
themselves and families. Some seem to feel
that they have no responsibility to care for
their households, and make no attempt but
to provide for their personal wants. Others
are reported as indolent, or, it disposed - to
work, unable to secure employment, and
living, to some extent, on what does not belong
to them.
J. The general testimony in each place
above named was, that numbers must perish
from want during the coming winter unless
relieved by charitable aid, Opinions - were
quite varied in respect to the number who
must be assisted or suffer, some placing it as
high as one-half, others at a very Small frac
The Norfolk Post says :
" On the whole, there will be a short crop in
Virginia this year, Wheat is a failure, and
but little is expected from the tobacco crop.
Corn is abundant, beyond precedent ; but
owing to the failure in other crops there will
be but little of that grain beyond. what Shall
he needed for home use. It is this state of af
fairs that lead those who have recently made
a tour of the State to believe that the coming
winter will be attended with more than com
mon hardship. We trust, however, that the
general fears are exaggerated., and that we
shall have neither want nor distress among
the laboring people of our once_ happy State.”
A Richmond eOrreSpOndept says:
"The libels for confiscation are ready, and
will, I hear, shortly bepublished. Antongthem
are several. of property whose owners arc al-t
ready pardoned. John B. Davis, Purcell, and
others, mimosa names are down as the owners
of from sr M to twenty pieces of property, have
received their pardons to day through Con
way.: Among the unpard oned are John P. Bal
lard, down for the well-known Ballard Douse
Joseph R. Anderson, for the Trodegar Works,
and eleven other pieces of property, Judge W.
W. Cramp, late assistant treasurer of the Con
federate States, down for twenty-three pieces
of property.
The Richmond Bepublie, of Friday, publishes
thirty columns of advertisements of property
libelled for confiscation.
It is pretty well ascertained that General
Terry will permit the holding of a municipal
election here after the congressional election,
which takes place on the 12th of October.
What the result will be is hard to tell.
On Friday General Terry received a despatch
from General Voorhies, at Charlottesville, that
a company of soldiers stationed there had mu
tinied. A regiment was sent up on the Central
train to restore order. Nothing further has
been heard. •
lileser.S. John R. Woods, of illbemarle ; A. H.
H. Stuart, of Augusta, and John F. Lewis, of
Rockingham, candidates for Congress in the
Sixth Congressional district addressed the
people of Charlottsville on Monday last, and
we make a few extracts from their remarks.
Dr. Woods Made the opening speech. The
Charlottsville Chronicle says
"He had clung to the Union, but after seces
sion was accomplished his sympathies were
with his own people—with Lee and Jackson,
and our glorious soldiers. He prayed fer
vently for our success. When, after three
years of bloodshed, he perceived the cause was
lost, he struggled and prayed as fervently for
an honorable settlement through negotiation.
Dr. Woods said he could not take the congres
sional oath—he had taken three oaths and wanted
to take no more. Those he bad taken he meant
to keep. lie said he had signed no ordinance of
secession to prevent his taking his seat if elect
ed. African slavery was dead, let us accept
the fact. Let it die; it had obstructed the ma
terial progress of Virginia. As for the negro,
he is the chief sufferer, and we should treat
him kindly, for ho had ' behaved well during
the war, considering the circumstances. He
was in favor of getting rid of thorn by sculls,
them to territories, or elsewhere.”
From the remarks of Hon. A. H. IL Stuart
. we extract the following:
"Ile gave no pledges. He would be governed
bs circumstances, and do the best he could for
the country and for Virginia. Slavery was
dead. It could not be restored. The negro
would become extinct or be removed. As a'
practical man, he accepted the abolition of
slavery. As to the oath, it is unwarranted by
the Constitution and therefore null and void.
He should despise ' himself if he took that oath; he
could not take it without perry, one who
had given a soldier a Ulan cet or a night's
lodging , could take the oath. The Constitution,
and not Congress, fixed the qualification of
members of Congress; nor can one Congress
prescribe rules for a succeeding Congress.,,
- Mr. Lewis followed Mr. Stuart, and among
other things, said :
"Ile rested his claims to the suffrages of the
people on this : that he could take that oath. If
he was elected, he would take it. Mr. Stuart
could not take that oath, and he knew it; Dr.
Woods could not take it, and he kne w it. Mr.
Stuart and himself stood Side by side in the
convention; but Mr. S. had signed the ordi
nance of secession, and he did not, Ho had
nothing to retract. Re . was proud of his re
cord. Re was the only member east of the Al
leghanies that refused to sign the ordinance.
Re would endeayoT to have this toot oath and
all other restrictions removed. i heti eyed. that
the Southern Confederacy, if established, could
not last live years. I was for the United 'States."
Robert Y. Conrad, of Winchester, is a candi
date for Congress in that district.
Alexander Fitzpatrick announces himself
as a candidate for Congress in the Fourth dis
General Custis Lee, of-the late 'rebel arnly,
and a son. of it. E. Lee, has been appointed
professor in the Virginia Military Institute,
to fill the chair occupied by Stonewall Jack-
son before the rebellion.
General J. H. King, commanding at Augusta,
Ga., has issued an order as follows :
" It having been brought to the notice of the
Brevet Major General commanding that par
ties making contracts and agreements have
therein named gold as the consideration to be
paid for the performance theroof, it is hereby
ordered that hereafter, whenever contracts Or
agreements in writing are entered into be
tweenparties, the consideration therein named
to be paid shall be in lawful money of the
United States; that is, in the payer currency
issued and declared a legal tender by the Go
" sill contracts or agreements heretofore en
tered into by any parties whatever within the
limits of the distract which do not conform to
provisions of this order are hereby declared
null and void.ii
The Montgomery Ledgdr of the 25th Mt. an
nounces the arrest in that city, the previous
Hon. J
day, of
on. W. G. ones . , on a charge of trea
son and conspiracy. Judge Jones was the pre
iiding Judge of the District Court of the United
States for the State Of Alabama at the time of
secession, and - u - as continued in that position
by the succeeding regime. He entered into a
bond of twenty thousand dollars for his ap,
pearance at the court.
Says the Macon inielkoncer
We hear complaints from almost every quar
ter in regard to the exorbitant prices demand:
ed for house - rent in the city. A gentlemauin
formed us yesterday that he had been renting
a small dwelling at the rate of fifteen dollars
per month, and found, when he went to make
arrangements to keep the place next year that
the owner delnanded forty dollars a mon M—
ahout three times as much as it rented for be:
fore the war. Most properti holders have
made the same advance; and laboring mon
will have to dispense with almost everything
else, in order to pay those prices, if there is no
remedy for this grinding.'
Troops are being sent to every county in
Georgia. The unsettled condition of affairs is
the cause. So says the Augusta Conaditution-
The New Orleans Picayune says
One of the distinguished Major Generals in
the Confederate service from this State is, we
learn, about to take charge of the construc
tion and repair of the wharves for one of the
contractors with the city. Two brigadiers
have already secured places in the Commer
cial Express Company. One brigadier is pros
perously engaged. In the business of boss dray
man. There arc other generals who are spoken
of as civil engineers on our railroads. Almost
every store has a colonel or a major. ,There
are three distinguished colonels extensively
engaged in the auction business. One eolonel
who has heretofore directed big guns with
skill and heroism in some of the fiercest bat
tles of the war, is now selling bale-rope and
bagging; another, one of Stonewall Jackson's
favorite regimental commanders, is pressing
Our lawyer generals, of whom there are
several who stand very high in the regards of
the people, arc not as well off as the others,
owing to their exclusion from the United
States courts, which have the most prosperous
business in the law lime, by the test oath.
Tnoor , 9 dOINGI HMO%
The Nashville Dispatch says that the 4th and
7th Wisconsin, on duty there, have been mus
tered cut and gone home.
Four companies of the 2d Massachusetts, at
Wilmington, N. C., haTO 01,00 left for home.
Mr, J. W. Liewellen, of theCilEnend RepuO,
lic,has written a letter to Governor Peirpout,
asking the following questions :
Ist. Do• you think there is a probability of;
any delegate to Congress from Virginia being
admitted to a Seat who cannot now take. the.
oath prescribed by Congress for its.members 1
2d. What do you thifflt would be the. effect
upon the interests (*Virginia of the election
of men to Congress. who cannot take their
seats in that bodyl
sd. With reform:ice to the State Legislature.
Do you think any man will, ho allowed tetake
his seat in either branch who has held any
Mike under the Confederate Government or
under any rebellious State governmentl
And remarking
If the jirst. and thin; questions propounded
shall be answered in the negative, please state
what course you would reeereinend to the
people of Virginia at the approaching else.
Lions. These questions are propounded to
you, sir, because the people of every shade of
opinion in Virginia have the most entire con
ndence in _your judgment, ability, and pa
the MAW WA replied, =dig' date Sep•
tember 7th, speaking of the delicacy of the
subject and of his own position, and continues:
It is peculiarly painful at this time, in the
disturbed condition of the State, while there
are so many petitions at Washington on file
for pardon, and unsetiu-s bein held in a large
number of counties in the State ,
passing reso
lutions declaring the loyalty of the people to
the Federal and State Governments, that there
should be reason for raising thee questions.
Congress, aetingunder a provision of the Coa
st-Weldon of the United States, which is in these
o w f o
words, ,e
s i
e a t c u li n ll l
s o
4 u
Ira shallqualifications
thej u g o o f
its own members," has passed a joint resobl
tion declaring that all its members shall take
the oath to which you refer. That resolution.,
prescribing the oath, will have to be repealed
before any member who cannot conscien
tiously subscribe to it can take his seat. It is
not to be expected that Congress will repeal
that resolution in order to give seats to mem
hers who cannot take the oath. This, I be
lieve, answers your first question.
2d, Effects on Virginia if she should not have
representation in the next Congress. Not that
a representation will do her so much good, but
it will be a great evil to the State if she is not
represented. All our interests will suffer if
we are unrepresented.
sd. With reference to the election of mem
bers to the General Assembly who aro ineli
gible. It is to be hoped that none such will be
elected. Should theybe,theconstitution ofthe
State must be repealed before they can take
their seats ; and as the question will be entire
ly within tie control of the Legislature; that
body may defer action till the close of its ses
sion, and thus deprive the counties sending
such delegates of all representation.
But has it not the appearance of persistent
and continued rebellion for men to run for
Congress who, by the law of Congress, cannot
take their seats? And so in regard to the
General Assembly. The first act to be done by
them when they arriv demand State or Na
tional capital will be to the repeal of
certain laws before they can take their seats.
If this class of men are sent to Congress, the
members of Congress will cotkelucle that the
repressntative is a type
of the eople, and
be likely to reject them. There is no
doubt but able delegations can be elected both
to the Congress of the 'United States and to
the General. Assembly of Virginia who are
eligible. F. R. PEIRPONT.
Heavy Shipment of Specie—Destruction
by Fire of the " Touro" Building—The
Freedmen—The Cotton Restrictions—
Military Movements in Texas—Affairs
in Mexico. -
Naar YORK, Sept.lo,—The steamers Evening
Star and Fang Shuey, from Now Orleans, Sept.
`.2,, arrived late last night, The former brings
$300,000 in specie.
The Touro building, one of the finest struc
tures in New Orieans, situated on the twine,
and occupied bycolored troops, waS destroyed
by fire on the alight of the Ist inst.
Commissioner Conway has issued a Circular
to the freedmen and refugees desiring them to
lease lands for cultivation, and instructing
them how to make application.
The restrictions upon the removal of cotton
from Alabama have been removed.
General Garrard takes command at:Mobile,
vice General Smith.
General Sheridan and staff had arrived at
Houston, Texas, where they were greeted by
a salute from the 4th Massachusetts battery.
Sheridan was en rouse to San Antonio.
Custer, with three regiments of cavalry,
passed through Henry's Head, fifty miles
north of Houston, on the 25th of August, en
route to Western Texas.
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce has
0. N. Cutter has been appointed Treasury
agent at New Orleans vide Flanders removed,
It is stated that all thd French troops have
been removed from the Rio Grande and native
soldiers put in their place.
All rebels have been ordered by Maxmillian
to proceed to San Luis Potosi.
A distinguished Federal offictor from Mexico
states that Baron De Bruan has been- dis
missed for his insulting letter to Gen. Brown.
No Confederate officers have as yet been re
ceived into the service of the Empire.
The reported prevalence of yellow fever at
Galveston is denied on good authority.
The Memphis cotton market was more ac
tive, at Mlle. for middlings.
Arrival of General Meade and General
Crook, the Department Commander,
nt Wilmington—Troops Mustered Oat
taw Your, September 10.--The Wilmington
Herald, of September oth, notices the arrival
there of General Made and staff, who were
serenaded by the band of the Massachusetts
regiment. The balance of the 2d Massachu
setts Artillery, Col. Franklin, were mustered
out of service at Wilmington, on September
4th, and left for home entitle sth. Major Gene
ral Crook and staff arrived at Wilmington,
and will soon take command, relieving Gene
ral Ames.
The Telegraph—Netts Despatches—A
Itlystery Solved.
FORT=Ss - MONROE, Sept. B.—The amount of
telegraphic business being transmitted over
the line between this place and Baltimore is
very light, not occupying over one-quarter to
one-third o'f the time inside of usual business
hours, and it is, therefore, a matter of surprise
that facilifica are not extended to the press,
under these circumstances.
The mystery in regard to the corpse shipped
to Webster, Mass., on the 25th ult., is solved.
It was shipped by Lieutenant Robinson,'As
sistant Quartermaster tit Newport News, and
was the body of his stepfather, Nathan
who died a month since. A box of tools was
shipped at the same time, and the addresses
of the two boxes got changed there by sending
the tools to the bereaved friends and the corpse
to another party.
Jaurez' Fortunes Steadily Declining—
Recent News of "The Press" Con
The steamer Barcelona, which arrived at
Havana, via Vera Cruz, brings the following
news confirmatory of the special despatch
published in The Press some days ago, and
which certain journals pronounced " untrue :"
iiSoriOßA.—The last dates from Guayamas,
via Tern, confirm the news that the army of
Pescpnera Is dispersed, and he is at Hermosilla
with only two hundred men. Most of the
dense populations of that department had re
nounced Juarez and he had despatched two
divisions of five hundred men each, to recover
their political faith, which had become rather
important for his army's subsistence, and
these soldiers "fralerntzed ,, and disbanded
after having entered the town of Oposura, kill
ing the prefect of the place, and releasing the
French prisoners held there under Jaurez 7
authority. Getteral Negrete had• arrived at
Chihuahna, with three hundred men, leaving
dead upon his path throu o qh the deserts live
hundred, with all the beasts of burden in his
train, lost equipages, munitions, lie. As the
French forces were nearing Chihuahua, and
Juarez had retired to Paso del Norte, Negrete
would be compelled to retreat or surrender.
Ms army was about the last hope of ,Inaro4 in
the north."
Fire at Albany.
..A.1.13.A.1NT, Sept. lo.—The steam ferry-boat
Thomas P. Olcott, owned by the Western Unit"
road Company, and plying between this city
and East Albany, accidentally Caught fire
while lying at her dock here, about nine
o'clock this evening, and her upper works,
deck, etc., were destroyed, and the engine and
machinery must be badly damaged,
Fire in Balt'More—Movements of a
• BALTIMORE, Sept. 10.--The 2d Massachusetts
Heavy Artillery passed through this city to
day for Boston.
KA fire last night at the pork-packing estab
lishment of Jacob Bankard, in Second street,
destroyed and damaged meats to the value of
nearly slo,oeo,
About Psraous.
[From the Richmond Whig.)
There is a good deal of property in and near
Chicago owned by Virginians. A number of
the owners have recently visited that city for
the purpose of disposing of their real estate.
Among them was Mr. lisha B. Handley, of
Charlotte county, who is a large owner of•real
estate in Illinois and Wisconsin. He effected
some sales at Chicagc, but Mr. Perkins Bass,
the United States attorney for that district
instituted proceedings for the confiscation of
the property sold, notwithstauding- E the fad
that Mr. Handley had received the xecutive
The action of Mr. Bass put a stop to further
sales by Mr. Handley, who, in order to ascer
tain his exact status, repaired forthwith to
Washington, and laid the facts of his case be
fore Attorney General speed. He was in
formed at the Attorney Generalts office that
Mr. Basal:tad communicated with that Depart
ment in respect to the property in question,
and that the following' reply had been sent, a
copy of. which was furnished to Mr. Huudley
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 1865.
Perkins -Rew Eq., , J. 5". diteorose, Northern Di&
;rid qf
Dun Sin: YourS of 25th August is received,
and in reply thereto I am directed by the At
torney General to say that if Mr. Handley was
pardoned before the seizure of his property,
then,m2 in that event, the proceedings against
the same ahead be dismissed, anti he (Hand
ley) is not liable to cost ; but if he was pardoned
propertycig were instituted, and his
was seized then, then the proceedings
should also be dismissed, but at his Cost.
I am, sir very respectfully,
• 'Your Obedient servant,
Wm. STEWART, Chief Cloak.
The Official Vote of Kentucky.
The official returns of the recent election in
gentuehy are at last reported. The total. vote
for treasurer foots up ne follows!
Garrard, Opposition . 42,187
2teal, Union 42,082
Garrardts majority 105
If the votes whieh are enumerated in the
memorandum attached to the official returns
by , the board of examiners, and whit& they
felt tbemseivea bound to reject, had been
counted, then Colonel Garrard 's majority
would have been seventy-nine votes. Th e ,
total vote for members of Congress foots up as
follows :
For the }position SIAM
For the Inlen 541008
Opposition majority 3,494
The Senate will stand 19 Union and 19 OpPo"
sition, and the House of A.eßVeSentatives 59
ihilq B 4l9ll and 4Z Craton,.
No Attempt to be Made This Year to Recover
the Lost Oat.le—A. Mew One to'
be Manufactured.
AND rEnsilivAL NEWS.
FArrreu Pomr, L. C., September 10.—The
steamship Hibernian passed here at 6 A. M.,
for Quebec, with Liverpool advice 4 of Sep•
temper Ist.
The City of Boston and Kangaroo arrived
out on the 28th of August ; the Damascus on
the 29th ; the Germania on the 30th ; the Vir
ginia on the 31st, ane the Cuba. on SeptellaOr
The Atlantic Telegraph Company have or
dered the manufacture of a new cable.
There was a 111 - inlsWrial crisla at Lisbon.
The West Inflie mail Steamer Zenia had ar
rived at Southampton, having amongst her
passengers ex-Confederate Secretary of State
Judas P. Benjamin. The Zenia took fire when
about fifty miles out of St. Thomas, and put
back with all speed. After much exertion,
the lire was subdued, and the ship proceeded.
She had nearly $1,700,000 in specie.
The London Times in an editorial on the
Queen's inauguration of Prince Albert's statue
at Coburg, again urges that the Queen should
emerge from her Seclusion, anti perform the
duties expected of her.
The Morning Star censures the Times for its
pompous lecture to the Queen, and describes
it as a reminder that court tradesmen are
craving orders, and that the Queen's first duty
is to the impatient fashion of The3gravla.
The entertainments to the French lien, at
Portgmouth, were going on very satisfactorily.
The weather was favorable for the crops.
Hospitals or sanitariums are to be estab
lished in London for diseased cattle.
Satterthwaite , scirculat reports a fair amount
of business in American securities. Up to the
arrival of the Asia the market was steady, but
on her report of lower prices and higher ex•
change from New York, prices gave way 3
per cent.
No further shipments-Of stocks heAl been an-
nounced. A demand from the Continent was
setting in, and the market rallied, and closes
strong at an improvement.
aktie Paris Bourse was quiet, and steady at
The lifordieur points out the unfavorable re
ception of the Gastein Convention in Germa
ny, and remarks that the Convention is at va
riance with the principles of the Union of the
duchies proclaimed by Austria and Prussia,
but that, as Qg arrangement is provisional, it
is necessary to wait Woke forming a definite
The following is a summary of the news by
the steamers City of New York and Helvetia.
The Atlantic Telegraph Company having
issued, an informal notice that they will not
attempt to reeover the cable this year, the
underwriters consider this equivalent to a
total loss, and have settled insurances on the
A meeting of holders of Confederate cotton
bonds has been called in London, to take place
on September 4th, to consider their position,
and, if deemed expedient, to appoint a com
mittee to protect their rights and interests.
The Tintes publishes a letter from its late
Richmond correspondent, controverting the
charges against the Confederates of cruelty to
Federal prisoners.
General Sir George Brown, of Crimean fame,
and Judge iinllinitton (Sam Slick) are IWO.
The French fleet, consisting Of nine first
class iron-clads and four others, was being
feted at Portsmouth.
Queen Victoria inaugurated a statue of
Prince Albert at Coburg on the 2Gth of August.
The cholera appears to be receding to the
parts from whence it came.
It is stated that a French frigate has taken
possession, in the name of the French govern
ment, of a vabiable guano island in the Pacific
ocean, in about latitude 81.35, longitude 64.59
vest from Para.
There was a vague rumor of the discovery
of a conspiracy iu Berlin.
RIO JANEIRO, August 9.—The Emperor had
advanced to St. Gabriel, and- the whole pro
vince of Rio Grande had risen in his support.
All the National Guards of the Empire were
called out for jictive Service. Cotree, 7)1400@
7.1{590 ; stoek, 90,W0 bags. Exchaage, 22V45124. 1 4,
Some disturbances occurred at Breeela Att.
gust 29th, in consequence of the collection of
the new property tax.
. The Portuguese Ministers were defeated in
the Cortes, whereupon Marquis Sada-Dan
drera tendered his resignation, which the
Ring accepted, and then COMMlsSioned the
Duke de Snitona to form a new - ministry,
The vintage promises to lie more abundant
than for several. years.
Private mercantile telegrams from Shang
hae to July 29th, although somewhat later
than previous mivices, make no mention of
the fall of Pekin. Exchange was Quito 4 at,so
@OW, Tea and silk fractionally higher, Ills
count demand light; best bills 3y4M.
Latest Commercial Intelligence.
LIVERPOOL, September I.—Cotton lonoyant, with
an adVallda of kid for American, and Aqalllo for
Otherdeseriptione. Saba for the week MO bales,
Of which specilators took. 15 500, and exporters
26,500. The following are tiy authorized quotations;
Orleans 18M a.
Mobiles 1834,
The sales to-day (Friday) have been 10,000 bales,
the market closing steady. The stock in port In
cludes 512,000 bales, of which SNOW are American.
Breadstulfs quiet and steady. Wheat flat, and all
qualities declined a trifle.
Provisions steady.
Lannon - , Sept. I.—Consols. 89X. ®8934 for money;
Illinois Central shares, 70; Erie, 53i4; United States
0-20 s, 68.11E000. The bullion in the Bank of England
has increased .ctic,_,No.
August M.—Cotton butyant,.and 3464.0 higher. but
closing quieter: sales for four days font up 67,000
bales. - including 20,000 to speculators and exporters.
STATE OF 'TRADE.-- - The Manchester advices
are favorable, the market closing Arm, with an ad
vancing tendency.
Rroadstaffs steady. Illehardson, Brace, & Co., and
Wakefield, Nash, & CO. report Flour quiet Olid
steady. Wheat quiet and firmer. Corn lower, at
slons firm. Messrs. Bruce & Co. and. Bigland,
Atitaya, & Co. report Beef steady; Pork advanced
2s 6d, and' still advancing; Bacon buoyant; Lard
firm at illa&Siti Tallow notiveuud advancing.
Sales small; Sugar firmer; Coffee firm; Rice ilrro;
Rosin dull; Spirits Turpentine nominal; Petrolsunt
firmer at 2s S 0 for retitled.
LONDON MA tHAS.—LONDoN t August 31.
Breadstuff's firm and advancittg. Sugar buoyant
Wad r. Coffee acarce. Tell.,llllLetiVti. Rice
active. Tallow arm.
Consols for money, 89.4W974; Tllinols Central
shares, 79; Erie, 63.g153)¢; U. S. 5-209, esmwds.
LONDON, Sept. I.—The Wheat trade is quiet at
Monday^s prices. Oats and Corn firm and fully as
dear. Sugar firm. Coffee quiet and unchanged.
Tea firm. Rice 3d945s tha,
on the spot.
attended. Wheat dull, mid nominally at Tues
day's prices. Flour dull and a shade lower. Corn
steady ! Mixed 10s Gd. Beans unchanged.
Oats 2cl higher. Oat meal id lower.
LONDON CORN MARKET—English and foreign
Wheat in good demand at Monday's rates. Cop
better, and firm for floating cargoes.
Gmcsamr. AT GALENA.—A letter has been re
ceived in this city this morning, detailing a
very interesting incident that occurred at
Galena. At the breaking out of the war a
young man by the name Of Furguson, whose
parents now reside and were then residing in
Galena, was attending a school in Kentucky.
During the excitement of that stirring time
the entire School joined the Confederate army,
and Furguson among them who accepted a po
sition on Gen. Tilgbraan's staff. At Fort Henry
he was captured, and in the course of time was
exchanged, lie then joined Morgan's forces,
and continued lighting till again captured.
Soon afterwards he effected • his escape, and in
travelling through the country he found him
self inside our lines; near Nashville ? and was
arrested and tried as a spy. Brigadier General
Dickson, formerly a crockery merchant of Ga
lena, presided over the court,
i and notwith
standing the most powerful influence was
brought to bear for the commutation of his
punishment, Filrguson was sentenced to be
hanged, and the sentence was executed.
On Friday last, as Gen. Dickson was'stancling
on one of the streets of Galena, talking with
Mr. Washburn, and making arrangements
for General-Grant's reception in that city,
Furalleon 7 s brother, a boyish cripple, came up
to him. He had boon trying in P 4131 to procure
a pistol, but, failing in this, he balanced UM
self on his crutch, seized hie cane in both
bends, and, with the exclamation "You are
the scoundrel who hung iny brother l” brought
it down with such forceas to.completely crush
the General's face and lay him senseless tOtlje
ground. The cripple, strange to say, made his
escape. At first it was supposed that Dickson
was slain, but it is now supposed that his life
will be saved. The cripple has surrendered
himself to the authorities.—. Davenport Demo
THE WIRZ 511IISCRIPTIOTL—We have received
another eoinuannicatien from F. Marfns Gas.,
nett, teacher of languages ill tills oity 1214
now in Washington, C., who , froM being a
countryman of Wire's, taVes a strange interest
in the trial now going on at the capital. This
gentleman furnished us with the communica
tion published the, in.rogard to the
perSottal character a Wirr, and desired us to
act as agent iu receiving subbeiiiptiona from
this part of the country, toe xelploy a, counsel
to defend Wills from the Crimes alleged
against him while in charge ot the, Anderson
vine prison. The following are the subscriP•
tiotta thus far reported
Mr. W. Medus,Arooklyn, Item $
Mr. W. Gilehrud „Philadelphia ...............
Dr. W. R. MOM in, New York. .. . .............
W. E. C., per New York News . 2
Dr, T. Marrin, New York
J. C., .New York 5
Mr. T. P. Pollard, Norfoik, L , tri
Anonymous, New York 1 a 9
Total amount to date . . sss
—Norfolk OW DOMMIO7I.
Gruatut. iiitcl.Ety ur pavans4.-- h
well-known Northern General MCCieDim has
been solourning in Dresden for the past few
days. Ile is constantly visiting all the muse
..urns and examining the numerous collection
stoods and trophies in this city. himself er
that he intends to devote to
Grernian military st,ndies, and is now making
kimsele thoroughly acquainted with the l'rug
sten army, whichonore than anything else,
attracted his attention.—Dreden fbr. (Aug.
16) dflgetneine Zeitung.
Tam Wwa PItEAS WM be seta to subsOriberil
mail (per &aim pa in advance,) at Sal SO
Pine copies 10 00
Tea copies 00 00
Larger clubs than Ten *III be charged at the same
rate. $21.00 per copy.
V money loaf gltoave accompany the enter, and
in no instance can these terms be &Mated from, ii
they afford wry tittle more than the cost of paper.
461 - Postmasters are requeated to sot as agoutis
for Tux West PLEBS.
Kr To the getter•up of the Club of ten Or twenty,
u ‘n extra copy of the paper will be given.
.. TL', following 164 a complete Het of Penn- .
iv iy it ata, regiments in the ITnito States aer..
vice September 7th, 1865:
47th Pexinszlvania Volunteer Infantry.
46 44
V 4
h 4'
111 tC cc
If 64
u sr
78th is
188th 4I ss sr
195th sr 44 64
208th s. e IC
2/Likt.' ct
2d Pennsyd varda Artillery,
Independent Battery B.
14th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
18th "
2 2 d f
It is believed: that 211 the above Organize.
tions will be mustered out of service within
the next three menthe. Four regimenta—the
47th and glith Infantry, and lath and 2241 Ca.
valry—will be paid off and dischidlged. at Mar.
risburg. In a few months, at farthest, all our
brave men who survived the rebel bullets and
ills of camp life will be athome.
The following named Pennsylvania. sol
diers are eonlined in the Old Capitol Prison,
charged with munitous conduct ; David Coch
ran, Co. K ; Elias Miller, Joseph McCormick,
David Giberson,EMatthias Peters, Daniel Ken
dig, Horace G. Deeser; Nicholas Wolf, Harvey
Gerb, Philip MCKIM, eild•lienrY Hunt, Co.
195th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Owing to the illness of Judge Grahami
Hon. 11. J. Fisher, Judge of the York and
Adams district, is at present presiding at the
Juntga County Court.
Mr. Levi W. stuff, of West Earl, Lancaster
county, has in his possession a heavy silver
watch, once the property of Benjamin Frank
lin. It is In an excellent state of preservation,
and keeps time as true as the best of suctdora
The Norristown Herala• intends publish
ing, shortly, a history of the 51st Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers.
—A great many new buildings are going
up in rittslYdre, including a numbor of
churches, manufactories, etc. '
The hardware trade of the oil region is
assuming splendid proportions. The sales for
August in Titusville alone exceed $75,000.
There arc sixteen national banks in PIUS.
The tittsberg papers complain of thil Oeitt
tinned hrgh pikes in that city.
The newspaper men of Erie propose or
ganizing a Press Club.
--- Several droves of cattle have recently
bevri imparted into Erie, from two&
The Chicago papers tell of a terrible tale of
robbery and murder. A stranger took two pret.
ty waiter- girls and two Men, Willi Forged theta
acquaintance upon him, to ride one evening.
The hackman drove to a vacant lot, and there
the men robbed their victim, and placing his
head under the wheels drove the carriage over
hiii neck, The.y then sent the girls home and
threw the body into the river, Where it W&
found by the police. The girls revealed the
crime, and the murderers and hackman were
arrested. The murdered man had not been
They are in great haSte in many parts Of
the West, to dub their little towns " cltios. o
A correspondent, passing. through "Morro
City," Missouri, by rail, took the opportunity,
While the locomotive was assuaging its thirst,
to ceinit the houses at the station. After
much labor lie produced the following table
Brick houses (the Mayor's)
Frame houses (the Aldermen's)
Shanties (citizens l )..
Sheds (quadrupeds')
Grand total of edifices in Monro
The late Governor Drough, who hada very
Powerful voice, once addressed two audiences
in two different States at the same time. He
spoke On the public Cincinnati, and.
a crowd nearly as large as that before him
gathered on the Kentucky shore to listen, The
Ohio was low, a bar running „out from the
southern shore of the river made the incident
possible, and every word of the orator was dis
tinctly heard by both audiences. A man ven
turing to disturb the assembied Kenittelthila
was instantly ducked.
The Nashville Banner; the publication of
which ceased at the fall of Fort Donelson, in
February, 1842, ie about to be revived. The
Banner was the oldest newspaper in the fititte,
the first number having appeared some fifty.
five or six years ago, and for many years was
the chief organ of the Whig party in Tennes•
see, For a long time it was edited by General
P'; K. 'Zollieoffer, who fell at tlio.battio of Fist}.
ing Creek.
The New Orleans nom: of August 80th
says W learn from Major W.. 0. Long, chief
engineer on the stair of General Veatch, that
them is not, a word of truth in the roporten
burning of Shreveport. Major Long arrived
last night on the steamer Capitol—the last
"boat from Shreveport. Captain Taragona, of
the Capitol, confirms the statement of Major
Ali interesting trial took place in Raven.
.na, Ohio, last week, under the Ohio liquor law.
A returned soldier named Greer, while in a
state ofintoxicatiou, was robbed of one hen.
dred and two dollars by some unknown per.
sons, 1118 Vie brought suit for damages
against the saloon keeper *ha sold hint the
liquor, and obtained a verdict in her favor-of
one hundred and forty dollars,
It is but little known that the•lirst anti
slavery paper started in the United. States WllB
published in Last Tennessee. It Wag calloci
the BmancilittiOr, and published M Green.
ville, the. home of President Johnson by
Benjamin F. Lundy, a Friend in. religious
faith, and a native of Belmont county, Ohio.
It was Conducted, we have been. -told, with
considerable ability.
Capt. Jas. M. Moore, who interred the dead
at Andersonville, intends, with the permission
of the Government, publishing as a public
document the records of the Andersonvillo
Prison, giving the names, regiments, and re.
sidenco of every Prisoner who died thOrst as
far as known. The number of names on the
manuscript list is upward of /4,000.
The court of Hymen has become a pops.
jar institution in diverting confiscation of
rebel estates. Numerous instances are re.
peace), where southern planters have given
all their landed properties in marriage with
their daughters to faithful Union soldiers.
They have in Virginia City, Montana, a.
Fenian Circle. It is a city of 10,000 iirhabi,
pear° IL, Emperor of Brazil, who recent.
lip placed himself at the head of his fore%
and arrived at Buenos Ayres,- escorted by
French, English, and Italian mon-of-war, ig
now in his forty-third year, and remarkable.
among crowned heads, for his good looks and
his engrotic character. lie -is accompanied.
'by the Duke of Saxe.and by ilia secretary of
war, a descendant of Cabral, the principal die
coverer of Brasil, and bearing the same name.
His wife is a Neapolitan princess of the exiled
Bourbon dynasty. They have -no sons, and Of
their two daughters one hits recently Married
her cousin, a son. Of the Prince de Soinville,
whose wife was a sister of. the emperor. Both
the prince and his son,
the Count of Cliartrea,
are well remembered in this country, theist-.
ter having taken, together With the Count of
Paris, an active part in MeClellan's cabipaign
in Virginia. It is probable that the throne' of
Brazil will revert to the Count of Chartres if
the present emperor should , die' without male.
issue. In regard to thdDuke of Salo, who fed,
lows the emperor in the war with Paraguay, it
remains to be Been whether he will prove as.
able a general as the celebrated Field Marshal
Saxe of the eighteenth century.
Mr. N. Beckwith ha* been appointed by
Minister Bigelow to get as commissioner for
this country during the• French Universal Ezs
hibition of 1107, which promises to be the:
'greatest ever known,. Mr. Beckwith having
consented to act without compensation, and
to assumethe position subject to the approval
of Congress, whemit convenes, it may be safe
to advise persons. in, the
.United States who
, may desire to secure places for articles in . the .
exposition, to address their applications to
Beckwittt, Reck., Special. Commissioner
of the United Status for the rrenoll universal
Exposition for 1867, care of, the United States
Legation, null." This should be done in time
to reach him before the Met of October, and.
should be accompanied by all details as to the
nature and dimensions of artlellas .19 be exhi
A Masonic, dignitary of greet eminence in
the order lately left Edinburgh to attend a cele.
oration et the baying of, a corner -stone, forget
ting his cocked bat. lie diseevercd ills amiss
siert priaVntlYi and teiegraphed.from the first
station, 4‘ Send my coaled hat by eXPreSS to
morrow.”. Nis disgust may be imagined. Oh
rec o v i:,g the next day a, narpel containing
cooked ham, on account of thepperateca having
~,,.de a mistake in two of; the letters of hie
An Irish journal has, dise6Veued that the
Atlantic telegraph expedition failed.because fit
national insult was offered to 'rebind. In the
selection of the superintending staff Irishmen
were passed oycr, end, hence the retributive
snapping of the cable.
The Prince of "gales is said to be the first
Prince of the blood, royal who has owned a
yacht since the days of Charles It George
IV, William IV, and, the Cp9oeu have had what
are termed Royal Yaelink but these lire state
rather than pleasure vessels.
—The deathof ii. Buchez is announced in
Paris. He was the creator of that famous so.
eletY, La charhounerle, which was one of the
most powerful leVerli brought into play
against the iiestoration.
The notorious Bella Boyd 19 about to try
her fortune on a London stage.
There areseventy lawyers In the new Eng.
Itsh ParligUleAt.
Another canrent hiMeett establiehg
YDrit i Eng.