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The Daily Dispatch: December 13, 1865., [Electronic resource],
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Arrests. --The following arrests were made by the military police yesterday; Reuben Donald, for stealing clothing from Milton Harrison, negro; William Toomey, a little ten year old white boy, for stealing tobacco from Mr. McMurray; Annanias Johnson, negro, for stealing a gold ring from E. McQuimby; and Elick Bunday, a Baltimore negro, for attempting to steal a pair of boots.
From Georgia. New York, December 12. --The steamer Herman Livingston, from Savannah 9th instant, has arrived. Hon. Alexander H. Stephens peremptorily declines the candidacy for the United States Senate. Hon. C. J. Jenkins, recently elected Governor of Georgia, sent a communication to the Legislature on the 8th instant declining the inauguration at present. Nothing is said in the proclamation about the election of Governor. The Savannah Herald contains Provisional Governor Johnson's message to the Legislature, in which he entreats them to bring forward their prejudices and animosities and offer them as a sacrifice on the altar of our common country, that we may once more present the happy spectacle of brothers. The House of Representatives has instructed the Judiciary Committee to report a bill securing to persons of color the right of property, the right to sue and be sued, and to testify in the courts.
By Johnson's Independent agency. from Washington. Washington, December 12. --This reconstruction resolution agreed to in the Union caucus last night will probably pass the Senate without long debate. House Committee on the District of Columbia was purposely made up with a majority of men known to favor equal suffrage here. The proposition introduced into the House to charge upon the National Treasury all war expenses of the States meets with opposition in the Treasury Department. Hundreds of millions are involved in the settlement of these claims. The Conservatives claim the result of the caucus of Republican Senators yesterday as a triumph, which will be followed by the admission of the Tennessee delegation. The War Department has taken steps to repair damages to levees on the lower Mississippi river, on the ground that Louisiana and Mississippi are under martial law. General Robert Mitchell, of West Virginia, has been appointed Governor of New Mexico.