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"Watts and - Henderson, the agents of Gen, Dick Taylor, who exacted at the opening of, the agreement to establish an. exchange, camp for our men at Four Mile Bridge, that they should all remain there until properly exchanged. This kindness., and liberality On the part of the rebel Colonels is appreciated appreciated and will "undoubtedly be reciprocated reciprocated by any return our authorities" authorities" ".B,ay deem proper. Capt. Frederick Frederick Spee,- Spee,- W courteous and gentlemanly gentlemanly A. A. General oil Ma4or Gen. Duua's staff, has the supervision of sei"Dff our men away from Camp Fisk to places where they may receive more kindly treatment. treatment. ' He .will be very judicious in tho business. The Adams Express . Company , have made arrangements to send packages and freight by every steamer of the Atlantic and Mississippi Steamship Company between New Orleans, Cairo aud St. Louis. One of their messengers, I understand, will hereafter hereafter be on each of the above mentioned Company's splendid line of steamers. By this arrangement, great dispatch aud regularity regularity will be attained by .the Adams Express Express Company in the senling of packages intrusted to their care airndong the Mississippi Mississippi river. The Peewit's line of steamers will have a nf W and spleudid wharfboat at this port within two or three days. It is being towed down from St. Ixmia, and I shall be e nabled to w rite more fully in regard to it in my next dispatch. It is represented to me as unequaled for the purpose it is iu-tended iu-tended iu-tended to serve. The steamer Arizona has just arrived hero from New Orleans, on her way to Yazoo City to get a cargo of cotton ; but since what hapjiened by the capture of the steamers steamers Keoto and Union iu Sunflower Itiver lust week is not very encouraging for another another expedition for the same object, the Arizona Arizona will probably go no further than here at present. The steamer 'Music, also from New Orleans, has readied the mouth of the 15a you Pierre, above Koducy, and I under stand has gone up that stream in search of cotton. She will probably find it if permit ted to proceed on way, as a vast inland country is now covered by the navigable waters of the Bayou Pierre. LJTE FROM THBNORTH DEATH-BED DEATH-BED DEATH-BED OF MR. LINCOLN. MOVEMENTS OF BOOTH ON THE f ATAL DAY THE LAST CABINET MEETING. THE LAST NOTE WRITTEN BY PRESIDENT PRESIDENT LINCOLN. FROM RICHMOND. TOKENS OF RESTECT IN HALIFAX. GENERAL, LEE, PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S POLICY. DEMONSTRATIONS OF SORROW. By the arrival of tlie steamer Mississippi yesterday afternoon, we received St. Louis papers of the 17th and Cairo of the 18th. We append an interesting detail of the news : The Death-bee" Death-bee" Death-bee" mf Mr. L.lnceln. Vic Pretidcnt Johnson visited in President daring tbe night, bat rem tin td only about an bour in fact, many of those who had raa&ed to assist In taking ear of the President, found that their presence obstructed rather than gave assistance, and therefore left. Among these were many members of Congress and Wettern men. The number present was reduced reduced to but few beore he breathed his last. About five o'clock this morning I reached the house where tbe President lay io his dying aiiohiss. He was lying a poo the bed, apparently apparently breathing wivh great difficulty. He w'as entirely on conscious, as he had been ever since his aeeeseiDation. Mis eyes were pro-trading pro-trading pro-trading fiom their sockets, and saffaeed with blood. In other respects his ooaDtensnoe was unchanged. Ia an adjoining room were Bin. Lincoln, her son, Capt. Robert Lincoln, Mist Harris who was with Mrs. Lincoln at the time of the assassination of the President Kafas T. Andrews, and two lady friends of Mrs. Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln was under great excitement and agony, wringing her hands and exclaiming : " Why did he net shoot me instead of my husband? 1 have tried to be so careful of him, fearing something would happen, and his life seemed to be more pre-clou pre-clou pre-clou now than aver. I must go with him!" and other expressions of like character. She was constantly going back and forth to the bedside of the President, exclaiming in great agony: "How can It be sol" The scene was heart-rending, heart-rending, heart-rending, and impossible to portray in it living lighlT 7 Capt. Robert Lincoln bore himself with great firmness, and constantly endeavored to assuage the grief of bis mother, by telling her to put her trust in God, and all would be welL Occasionally, bslng entirely overcome, he would retire into the hall, and give vent to most heart-rending heart-rending heart-rending lamentations. He would recover himaelf, asd return to hie mother, and, with remarkable self-possession, self-possession, self-possession, try lo cheer her broken spirits, and lighten her load of sorrow. His conduct was tbe most remarkable remarkable exhibition of calmness ia a trying hoar that I have ever seen. About a quarter of an hoar before the President President died, his breath became very difficult, and, in many instances, seemed to have entirely entirely ceased, so that surgeons, while holding his poise, would suppose him dead, he would breathe with so great difficulty as to be heard in every part of the boose. Mrs. Lincoln took her last leave of him about twenty minutes before he expired, and was sitting in an adjoining adjoining room when It was announced to her that be was dead. When the announcement was made she exclaimed, " Oh, why did you not tell me be was dying 1" Tbe surgeons and members of the Cabinet, Senator 8oroner, Capt. Robert Lincoln, Gen. Todd, Mr. Field, and Mr. Andrews, were standing at bis bedside when he breathed his last. Senator 8umcer, Gen. Todd, Robert Lincoln Lincoln and Rnfos Andrews, stood leaning over the head-board head-board head-board of tbe bed, watching every motion of the dying President. Robert Lincoln Lincoln was resting himself upon the arm of Senator Sumner. Members of the Cabinet w ere standing by tbe side of the bed. Score-tury Score-tury Score-tury Stantou was at the left of Mr. Andre Andre er, Mr. Andrews being near Mr. Lincoln's bead. Next to him was Mr. Dennison and others arranged along at his left. The surgeons surgeons ware Bitting upon the side and foot of tae bed, holding the Preeident'e hands, and with their watehee observing the slow declension declension of pulse. Such was the solemn stillnees for tbe apace of h minutes, that tho ticking of watches could be heard in the room. At twenty-two twenty-two twenty-two mi n alee pest 7, hie maseles xtktxed, a&d. taa afifit o aVbrahaa LaacoU) ' . led from-hs from-hs from-hs earthly tabernacle to that bourn . from whisk bo trawler return Tho eosn-t eosn-t eosn-t ens see of the President was beaming wita that characteristic smile, which only those who have sees) aha ha hie .happiest moment eaa appreciate. , Excepting tbe bUo knees of hU yes, bis faee appeared perfectly natural. Ha Id without a struggle, and without even a perceptible motion of any limb. Calm ani ail at, the great and good man passed away. The morning was calm and rain was dropping dropping quietly upon tbe roof of the humble apartment where they laid him down to die. Guards bad been stationed to keep the people from the house, and no noise could be heard in tbe streets save the footsteps of ts "entry pssslng to and fro, aa ho guarded all that r-miacl r-miacl r-miacl o' Abraham Lincoln. All present feh the awful solemnity of the oecaaioa, and no man could have witnessed the touching scenes without melting to tears. Even Secretary Secretary Stanton, whose coolness and self-poaiae-ion self-poaiae-ion self-poaiae-ion self-poaiae-ion self-poaiae-ion were remarkable, could not keep back tho silent monitors of inward sorrow, which rolled oct frem his eyes npon his cheese. Mrs. Lincoln Lincoln remained bat a short time, when she was assisted into her carriage, and, with her ion Robert and other friends, aha was driven to the house where bnt last evening she left for the last time with ber hueband. The Remains ef the President. WasRiROToif, April 16. The corpse of tho late President has been laid out in the White House. It is dressed in a suit of black, worn by him at his late inauguration. A placid smile rests upon bis features, and the deceased seems to be in a calm sleep. The corpse will be laid out in state in tbe East Boom on Tuesday, Tuesday, in order to give the public an opportunity opportunity to see once more the features of him they loved so welt The catafalque upon which the body will reet;is to ba placed in the south part of the East Room, and is somewhat similar to that need on the occasion of the death, of President President Harrison. It is understood, the funeral will take place on Thursday next. Rev. Dr. Gurley will doubtless be the. officiating clergyman. clergyman. Tbe remains wVH be temporarily deposited deposited in the vault of the Congressional Cemetery, and hereafter be taken to Mr. Lincoln's home, at Springfield, Illinois. The Plot DeTeleplnsj. Cp to tbia time it has not been ascertained that tbe assassin oi the President has been captured. The extra Star has the following: Developments Developments have been made, ahowlag the existence existence of a drep laid plot on the part of the gang of conspirators, mcludiug the members of the Order of the Knights of tbe Golden Circle, to murder President Lincoln and his Cabinet. We have reason to believe that Secretary Seward received intimation from Europe severs! severs! ntontbs since, tbat aomethiog of a very desperate character was to transpire at Washington, Washington, and, it is more than probable in reference reference to a plot of anamination. The pickets encircling tbe city, on Friday nibt, to prevent the escape of the parties who murdered President Lincoln, and attempted attempted the aeeaseinaiion of Secretary Sew ard and bis sens, were fired npon at several points by concealed foes. Arrests will be promptly made. It ie aeertained that some weeks ago the President had received several private letters, warning him tbat an attempt would probably ba made upon his life, but to this ba did not attach mucb importance. It has always been thought tbat he was not sufficiently carofol of his individual safety on his last visit to Virginia. Virginia. Am Jeele'ent. Tbe following incidents of the last day of his life have been obtained from several sources. His son, Capt. Lineola, breakfasted with him on Friday morning, having just returned from the capitulation of Lee, and the President passed a happy bour listening to all the details while at breakfast. He heard that Speaker Colfax was in the house, and sent word tbat be wished to see him immediately. He conversed with him nearly an hour about his future policy aa to the rebellion, which he was aoout to submit to tne Cabinet. After t tail an ' (.(.(. BS. IT.I,. Minister to Spain, and several Senators and Representatives. The Last Cabinet Heeilnc. At 11 o'clock the Cabinet and Gen. Grant met with bun. and in one of the most eatiafae tory and important Cabinet meetings held since his first tDaoKmatioai, the future policy of the Administration, was harmoniously and unanimously agread on. When it adjourned Beeretary HUB ton eeld he felt tbat the Govern' men was stronger than at any previoue perioa arnee tne reoeiuon eommencea. In the afternoon the President had a long and pleasant interview with Uov. uglesbv. Senator Yates, and other leading eitisens of hia state. In tbe evening Mr. Colfax called again at bis request, and ur.(Anmaead, or naesacna-setis, naesacna-setis, naesacna-setis, who presided over the Chicago Convention Convention of 1UM, was present. To them he spoke of his visit to Richmond, and when much un-earinese un-earinese un-earinese was manifested at the North while he was at the rebel capital, for rear tbat some traitor might shoot him. he replieo jocular tbat he would have been alarmed himself if any other person had been President and irone there, but that he did not feel any dan ger whatever In conversing on a matter of basin ess with Mr. Aid meed, he made a remark that he saw Mr. Ashmead waa surprised at, and immediately, with his well known kindness kindness of bean, (aid, " You did not understand me, Ashmead ; I did not mean what yon Inferred, Inferred, and I will take it all back and apologize apologize for it." He afterward gave Mr. Aahmead a card to admit himself and friends early next morniog to converse farther about it. Turning to Mr. Colfax he said : " Yon are going with Mrs. Lincoln and me to tbe theatre, I hope 7" But Mr. Colfax had other engagements, expecting expecting to leave tho next morning. He then said to Mr. Colfax : " Mr. Sumner has the gaval of the Confederate Confederate Congress, which he got at Richmond to band to tbe Secretary of War, but I insisted then that ho must hand it to you, and you tell him for me to hand it over." Mr. Ashmead alluded to the gavel, which he still had, and which ba used at the Chicago Convention, and the President and Mrs. Lincoln, Lincoln, who was also in the parlor, rose to go to the theatre. It was half an hour after the time they had intended to start, and they apoke about waiting half an hour longer, for the President went with reluctance, aa Gen. Grant bad gone North, and he did not wish the people people to be disappointed, aa they had both been advertised to be there. Ha stopped and said : " Colfax, do not forget to tell the people in the mining regions, as yon paaa through them, what I told yon this morning about the devel-opmente devel-opmente devel-opmente when peace comes, and I wlU telegraph telegraph yoa at San Francisco." He shook hands with both gentlemen with a pleasant good-bye, good-bye, good-bye, and left the Executive Mansion naver to re. turn to it alive. The raaeral Cereaneailea. WASHiaeTOH, April 16. Gov. Ogletby, of 111., to-day to-day to-day received, by telegraph, the proceedings proceedings of tha meeting at Springfield, on Saturday, without distinction of party, and the names of tbe gentlemen comprising it. came to escort the remains of the late President to the capital of that S-te. S-te. S-te. The President and Cabinet at tha meeting to-day to-day to-day entrusted to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Harrington, tbe general arrangement of the Srogramme for the funeral of the late Preei-ent- Preei-ent- Preei-ent- Preei-ent- Major French, tha Commissioner of Pablic Buildings, will attend to the carrying out of so mucb as directly appertains to the corpse, and Major Gen. Augur, in charge of the defences defences of Washington, will be in charge of tbe military part of tha procession. The funeral funeral ceremonies of tha lata President will take place on Wednesday. The time for the remains to leave tha city, as well as tbe ronte by which they will be taken to Springfield, is aa yet undetermined. The procession will form at 11 o'clock, and religious services will be held. Assistant Secretary Harrington has been in consultation to-night; to-night; to-night; relative to arrangements, arrangements, with Gov. Oglesby, Gov. Yates and ex-Repreceutative ex-Repreceutative ex-Repreceutative Arnold, of Illinois, and Gens. Grant, nalleck and Augur, and CoL Nicbolay, Admirals Vamtgut and Shubrick. Services will commence at noon, at which hour throughout tbe whole land the various religious sects have been requested to assemble assemble in their respective plaeee of worship for prayer. The procession will move at 2 o'clock P. M. The details will be made known aa soon at perfected. $10,000 Kewara" Offered for the Aaaaa- Aaaaa- B1SU Msior Gen. Augur has offered a reward of liOjWO Xyr the arrest f the jnaiderer ef the Prcaideat sad assassta of the Secretary' ef fiia'e. Yarions arrots have been made of partite suspected of being Implicated. ? Suae nave proved their foaoeeaee, bat others are held. Tha Last Wrltlnc Dene by the President. President. ; WASHiaaTOK, April 15 Tbe last wiving dove by the Pi evident wan to Hon. George Aebmead,la reply to tbe r quest of the latter for an interview. Tbe metaage was written on a care on the President's rnee. io bis carriage, carriage, at about Lalf-paat Lalf-paat Lalf-paat 8, j iet as he was start-iDv start-iDv start-iDv for tbe th -aire. -aire. The note was aa follows t "Al'ow Mr. Aibmead and friend toons to ma at 9 A. M- M- to morrow, April 15, 1865." Orders frem the State Department. Tbe Acting Secretary of 8tate ban issued the following orders t To t he P.apl of the Halted Statf Th nndeniiraed Is directed to enBoonce that tbe fumisl cerriiicnies of tbe lamented Chief afraiatrate will take plare at the Execative Mansion, in this city, at 12 o'clock, noon, en WtdoeadM. tlie 19th instant. The virion reliciooa denominations throncbont the eoontry ere invited to meet in their reipeotiTe places of woiabip at that hour, for the purpose of solemn-urlfig solemn-urlfig solemn-urlfig the occasion with appropriate servine. W. HvaTca, Acting Seo'y of Bute. Department of State, Washington, April 17, 1865. Movements ef Beetb en the Day ef Aiaas-alna.tloa. Aiaas-alna.tloa. Aiaas-alna.tloa. Details of tha assassination have alreadv been spread broadcast; all of the evidenea which has been elicited, during taay and tonight, tonight, points beyond all doubt to John Wilkes Booth as tha usaisln of the President, and the ringleader in the diabolical plot. It does not appear tbat be baa had more than two accomplices, accomplices, while their object seems to have been more especially to take the life of the President. President. In the letters found in Booth's trunk, captured at the National Hotel, one desperado only seems to write of attacking the President, and somewhat attempts to persuade Booth to abandon his intention. Tbe letters establish clearly a matured plot, and disposee.entirely of atetits of .the insanity of Booth, etc. It is tbtiwo further, by testimony to-day,' to-day,' to-day,' that Booth did not assassinate Secretary Seward and his son, but left bis accomplice to do tbat work. The theory that he committed both deeds by disguising himself is vsry effectually exploded. Those who hsve been thrown in Booth's company for the past few days describe him as laboring under very strong mental ex-eiument, ex-eiument, ex-eiument, occasioned by drink, and tbe rejection rejection of his enit by a young lady here, on the grounds of bis strong secession opinions, lie came to tbe city, from bis farm at Budd's Ferry, on the Lower Potomac, lour days ago, and lock up bis old quarters at tbe Naiional Hotel. Yesterday morning he sauntered into tbe boi-office boi-office boi-office at Ford's Theatre, and learned, accidentally, tbat Gen. Grant and President Lincoln would visit that theatre to witness tbe play last night. From tbat moment he nodonbiedly resolved to commit the assassination assassination tbat uiphr. From tbe box office he is traced to the livery stable, in tbe rear of tbe National Hotel, where, at noon, be hired a fleet horee. At A he eame into the National Ho'el, took two cards from tha clerk, tbat had been left by two aaepioioos-looking aaepioioos-looking aaepioioos-looking men, and. calling for paper, went behind the clerk's desk and commenced writing. It was particularly particularly noticed tbat be bad a wild look, and waa so absent-minded absent-minded absent-minded aa tA atk the clerk, in daring bis note, what year it was. At 6 o'clock he was leisurely promenading in Pennsylvania Avenue, dressed in bis usual genteel manner. At half-past half-past half-past 7 be was again seen in the- the- restaurant adjoining Ford's Theatre, Theatre, where he drank a glass of brandy. From thence he proceeded into the theatre, where be wae usually to be found about 8 o'clock. Soon after U o'clock he went out and brought bis horse to tbe front of the theatre, aud got Wm. Spangler, tbe carpenter of the theatre, and now nnder arreet, to hold the animal. Booth was noticed to go into the theatre, and to pass np into tbe dress circle, on the side where the President was seatsd. The aisle near tbe wall was crowded so that he had considerable trouble in puetung bis way through to the President's box. On reaching the box he waa halted by the sentinel who is usually placed there to prevent interruption npon the President. To tbe sentinel he named the name of some distinguished gen eral, a man who desired to see Mr. Lincoln, and being neatly dressed, was allowed to pasa Without suspicion. The shooting, as already detailed by telegraph, telegraph, then occurred. Booth mounted his horse and fled, and at this writing, that Is the last tbat has been seen of him. About eight months ago. nootn ten the stage and engaged in the oil business, In which he has amassed considerable of a fortune. Darin? the hurt six weeks be has played twice at Ford's, on the occasion 'of benefits. His motive, therefore. seems to be traced to his rebel sympathies, of which ha openly boasted. He fancied he capped the climax of bis revenge by doiog it in an intensely dramatic atyle, uttering the words, when he Bred the fatal shot, ate sent- sent- - j - j. ' Vrmmm Irl.kmaarf. r citizen's Kscunaaozo TO bbsomk traffic Washington. April 16. Maior Gen. Ord has issued an order, addressed to the people of Richmond and its vicinity, that no difficulty will be made in admitting them with market wares to tbat city. They are invited to commence commence their ordinary traffic at once, and are assured of protection in passing to and fro within the lines ef tbe United states forces. Tbe eitisens of Richmond and store' keepers, are requested to resume their ordinary avoca tions as speedily as possible. It is the wish of the military authorities to protect all good and peaceable citizens, and restore, in as great measure aa may be practicable, tbe former prosperity of the city. laaperutet Orders. Washirctoi, April 18 The Richmond Whig, of yesterdsy, has the following : HKAPO.KS. Department or Virginia, Richmond. April 13. 1865. Owing to recent events the permission for the resssembling of gentlemen recently acting acting as tbe Legislature of Virginia is rescinded. Should any of the gentlemen come to the city under the notice of reassembling published, they will be furnished passports to return to their homes. Any of the persons named in the call signed by J. A. Campbell, and others, who are found in the city twelve hours after the publication of this notice will be subject to arrest, unless they are residents of this city. E O. C. Ord, Major Gen. Com. tbe Dep't. II i a no. s Department or Virginia, Armt op the James. Richmond, April 13, 1865. ueneral Orders No. 37. Provost Marshals will grant no passes to citizens from tbe North, or to officers to come to this eity, except on orders from the President, President, Secretary of War, Gen. Grant, or tbe Department Commander. Officers and' sol diers now in the city will return to their respective respective commands at once, or be anbjsct to arreet and confinement The Provost Marshal General ie charged with the execution of this ordsr. By command of Major Gen. Oao. B. W. Smith, A. A. G. Gen. Lee. The gentlemen who communicate the above information, say Lee did not, after the surrender, surrender, repair to North Carolina, bnt has been remaining remaining at Appomattox Court-house, Court-house, Court-house, to carry out the terms of the capitulation. It ia supposed supposed that, bv this time, he is fat Richmond, Gen. Grant' having extended to him the courtesy of an escort of 100 cavalrymen. The best possible feelings exist between the two Generals. Nothing definite has recently been heard from Johnston's army, bnt it is the impression it will be disbanded, or melt away by deser tion, provided a soirit to conciliate the discordant discordant elements be' manifested. A wise policy to win back the people gen erally as loyal fellow-citizens fellow-citizens fellow-citizens ia regarded aa of the utmost importance. - The Policy ef President Johnson. Gov. Stone, during these proceedings, stated that he had iust had a lona conversation with President Johnson in regard to his policy aa Chief Magistrate, in which the latter said, that while he would deal kindly and leniently itta tbe mass of the people Of the South, and the rank and file of their armies regarding them as he did, merely aa the victims aud sufferers sufferers of rebellion he, nevertheless, would be careful not to persue any policy which would prevent the Government from visiting punishment on the guilty, aa the eaute of the rebellion. The President regarded as due to tbe Ioval people of the country, and to tbe thousands of brave men who .had fallen in the defsnce of the Union daring this struggle, and to the claims of justice and freedom throughout the world, that treason should still be regarded as the jttgfceat crime n&dcr ori eoajrUKiQa had

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  2. 23 Apr 1865, Sun,
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