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LET IK MAKE Til E Ut.St OV IT.
Lire Is bat a fleeting dream,
Care destroy a the zest of It ;
Swift gliding like a stream
Mind you make the best of It?
Talk not of your weary woes,
Trouble, or tbe rest of It ;
If we have but brief repose,
Let us make the best of it.
If your friend linsgot a heart.
There Is something fine in him ;
Cast away the darker part.
Cling to what's divine In him.
Friendship is our best relief
Mako no hcr.rliess jest of it ;
It will brighten every grief,
If we make the best of it.
Happiness despises state
'lis no snge experiment,
Simply that tho wise and g-oat
M.iv have joy and ierii;nent.
Hunk is not i s ae!l reilacd
Money is not the test of I;,
But a cjhn, con Oiiietl mind,
That will ma'.:o tho best o( it.
Tros'iug to t'le Power above,
Which, suila'.dug all of us
In one common brnul of love,
Wiidetli gic;it add smi'l of ,
Whatsoever may bcuill
Sorrows or the rest of it
Wc shall overcome them all,
If we make the best of it.
rrntn the Ct.tiiititaii. Journal.
AMK iioTt or a KXf.n Ai. r;n at.
A friend some time nro related to
tis an anecdote of ( icner.il Grant, which
is too good to he lot.
Stieh of our readers ns served in
Lust Jcnnes-'ce liiriii'' the winter
campaign of l.Sti.'J-'U t and no doiilit
we have n lti ri; nimiher id' them will
rcnienilicr that the soldiers were very
scantily supplied with clothing, ami it
was a eoninion thing to isue corn in
the ear ns rations hoth to men and
mules, each man receiving from one to
three ears per day, As tin.1 contending
armies were lying neareaeh other, each
desirous of obtaining the mastery ( f
the country, tliei'e was skirmishing,
and, in fact, such engagements, as in
the early part of the war, would have
Ix'en considered re-peetahle haliles,
were of frerjiicnt occurrence. On sud
den emergencies the soldiers would be
ordered into line, leaving 'heir baggage
in camp, to which they might not re
turn lor days, and when they did re
turn they frciUently found that the
enemy had been there in the meantime,
and carried oh' or destroyed everything
of value. This was especially true of
a brio-adc of Indiana six mout'-s' i.rmi.
known as tho "iVisii.imoii 1 ji-indc,''
because, not relishing corn id tiie ear,
thi;y chose to Mtlisist o-i K-iiit'un.
So much were the men kepi oi the alert
that thoii'h Maior Hulln.il. a lWi.ri;4.
tei'7 was present, the conii.i.iiidie offi
cers could not allow hi'.i to p.iy oil'
some of the regiments fiir more a
Such was the siato oT solid. s when
General Grant having been appointed
to the supreme command of the army,
paid -a H v 1 1 tX vi-l I to thelorccs occupy
ing tiie country to the northwest of the
Clinch river, on his way 10 Wn-diing-ton,
in the whiter of lSfil. A lew.
(lays bcibro, the main body of the
enemy had reiired tou a rd South western
Virginia, and Gen. Wilcox, who eom
manded the district of the Church, had
fixed his headquarters at one of the
County towns in the northern part of
Tennessee. Grant arrived, unannounc
ed and unexpected, at the place, on a
bitter cold day, nnd forbade the firing
of a sahite or making any other dem
onstration. Even the sentinel in front
of Gen. Wilcox's quarters who was
one of the "Persimmon Brigade," was
not aware of his presence. After
spending some time with Gen. Wilcox,
Gen. Grant went out and mounted his
horse. The sentinel, who was an iip
couth specimen of the lloosier, wits
trying to keep himself warm by walk
ing to and fro, alternately striking the
butt of his nuibket on the pavement,
and testing the solidity of the frozen
earth by trying to thrust his bayonet
Gen. Grant appeared to be amused
at the performance, and addressing the
soldier, said, "Well, my man, to what
command do you belong?"
Picking up an old shoe on the point
of his boyonet, and twirling it in the
air, the man replied, "I lielong to the
wun hundred and th Injiiumv ;
Col. , the d d old rip."
"You don't seem to like Col. ,"
said Gen. Grant.
"Now, look here, Mister," replied
the soldier, "I don't wish you any
harm, but I wish you had to take mv
place nnder him for a month or two.1'
"Why, what is the matter with
him ?" inquired the general.
"Matter! why dod rot his old soul !
he's starviu us to death !''
"Starving you ?"
"Yes sir, stan -in us ! I don't cxjiect
you'll bleove me, for it's a tough story
to tell a white nian : but it's a gmpill
truth, I haint had a thing to eat now
for niorc'n eight days, except a few
..' "Well," sal J Grant, "that is a pretty
tough story." .
'Yes, it i .but I'll take my . solid
oath on a stack of Bibles as high as a
moctin, house that it's every word the
gosBiK truth J Mister can you give me
a chaw of tobackcr .
"I have no tobacco' about me," said
the General, "but I can get you some;"
J AH. E. 8A YERS,
and turning to one of his escort he got
a plug of tobacco ninl handed it over
He took out his knife if to cut it,
and looking tip said, "Please, mister,
may I take two chaws? I haint had
a taste of tolmeker for niore'n four
weeks ! lod rot the sutlers !"
"' yt"i" stiid ( 5runt, "you may keep
the whole plug if you choose. V c
"Now mister, I thank you very
much. I'll give you ten pounds of
tohaekcr some time. This'll he meat,
and colfce,aud blankets, for Jim and
"Why, don't you have blankets
"Blankets ! thunder ! Mister, I
spose you'll think I'm an ungodly
liar ; Lut I haint had no blanket nor
no overcoat now for niore'n six weeks!
and Iwtly! aint it cold of nights?
I wMiyou had totry it as we do! So!
that's a lie! I don't wish it neith
er!" "How came you to be without an
overcoat and blanket?" the General
"Why, sir," said the Hooker, "Col.
the d d old rip took us out
of camp over here at the Clinch Gap,
ami while we were gone, the Johnnies
doil rot their theivin,' rebel hearts !
I wish 1 had about six of 'em here
note.' they made a mid on our camp,
and stole all ourovereonts and blankets !
Dod darn 'em!''
"Well,'' said Grant, "you do seem
to have a hard time of it."
"I rawthcr guess we do" said the
soldier; "ami that ain't all! I haint
never hail no pay neither! Darn me, ef
I've had a dollar now for niore'n four
"What is the reason of that ?" quer
ied the General. "Don't the Paymas
ter ever come around here?"
"Yes," said the soldier, "the Pay
master came around here two mouths
ago; and In? was lonsv with gveen
baeks." "Well, then," said Grant, "why
didn't yon get your pay?"
"Why jist this reason, Mis'.cr. After
we'd signed the pay rolls, ami the
Paymaster had the rem1 John Jhivix
counted out in piles for us, Col. ,
the d d old rip, marched us oil' over
the Clinch ( Sap ; and 1 haint seen no
Paymaster since. And, I'll tell you,
.Mister, when this tobaeker's gone, I'll
be dod rotted to thunder ef me anil
the boys don't make a raid on one of
the sutlers, ef we're hung for it in five
minutes! Darn 'em! they're as bad as
the rehs! thev won't trust a fellow to
"Now," said the General, "you look
like an lione.-t man ; and if you will
be sure to pav me, I'll lend volt a dol
lar." The 1 1 Hosier's connl'Miani c briht-
iv 1 i:p. " I pon my swd and Ivnan;
Misic ', I'll K;y you.:'
'"Very jiood, here's the money ! now
her-, good us votir word,-' said the
Geueial, and he handed tin- soldier a
go eriiineul note.
"lleMo, .Mister!" said the soldier,
opening ihe bill a. id looking at it,
" Vou've made a devil of a mistake!
Tiiis is a V! I w on't lake that much !"
"All right," said Grant, turning his
horse and siarJiig; oil' ; "lend some of
it to.Jiin and the oilier boys I have
nothing smaller just now."
The soldier set his musket against
the fence, an l running; ali T the Gen
eral, caught his horse by the bridle
and stopped him ; and, while the tears
were streaming down his bronzed
cheeks, said, "Look here, Mister, you've
got a soul! you're a Christian ! I am
myself when I'm at home ami ef
you don't go to heaven, there's no use
in haviu' sich a place ! Mister do you
live in Injianny? I want to pay you
w hen I get home."
"No matter," said Grant, "where I
live. You'll find me some time." And
the General disengaging the soldier's
hand front his bridle rein, put spurs to
his horse and rode off.
"By the lordy!" said tho man.
"Isn't he a buster? And won't our
boys have tobacker and a good time?
The sutlers dod rot 'em ! may go to
the devil, and dick their tohaekcr!"
And he walked back to his beat, igno
rant of tho name and rank of the
man of whom he had borrowed the
It is but just to remark, says the
gentleman who tells the story, that
though suffering for food, clothing end
necessaries, there were no better sol
dier's in any army than the "Persim
mon Brigade." The oilieei-s were as
destitute and helpless ns the men ; and
were powerless to assist them. Col.
l i:. .!.!..-.
of many soldier's were directed, was a
brave mid deserving officer, and was
really in no wise responsible for the
fact that the soldier's had no overcoats,
blankets, food, pay and tobacco. He,
himself, was but little better off.
uilllisi 1HM1I MIC UllUpillllIVS
A cood thing is told of the Presi
dent in Raleigh. While responding in
a feeling manner to the welcome given
him, ho used the expression, "Let us,
my friends, repair tho breeches" and
before he could add "made by the war,"
an old woman exclaimed, with perfect
delight, "bless the dear old rran, no has
come home again to work at his old
They tell of ono of the unterrified
at Bridgeport, Conn., who was espec
ially eager to see the Presidential party,
exclaiming, as he rushed up to the car,
"I don't care ahucks about Johnson
U's Pareon Nasby ibat I want to sec"!
FIRMNESS IN THE RIGHT
vixwmm, pa., ws
Address of Got. Pclrpelut.
RiciiMosn, Va., July 9. The fol
lowing arc the main points in the ad
drtsis of Gov. Feirpoint to the people
of Virginia. The Governor says:
"I united in the call for tho Con
vention which is to assemble in Rich
mond on the first of August next.
The object of that Convention is to
agree upon a basis of action which
shall he acceptable to all the people of
Virginia, without distinction of color
or race, who '.ore the Government of i
I it , mi
me u nitett states, mm are willing to rat
lv tinder the protecting folds of the old
fla-? to ndont a Constitution for the
State that shall guarantee cnunl ritdits
and equal privileges, legal and politi
cal, to all her people, rich nnd poor,
white nnd colored, who will ndopt the
spirit of our free institutions, make
labor honorable, nnd rccogniz0 educa
tion ns a right to every child that
comes into the world, who can be made
to receive it ; and to lay, ngnin, deep
in the foundations of the old Common
wealth, the eternal principles of free
dom and enlightened progress ns taught
by our fathers. Painful experience
has taught me that there are men in
the State who hate the Government of
the United States ; who regard loyalty
to it a reproach, and who would place
the heal of proscription on the neck of
every Union man, nnd politically and
socially ostracise him if they could.
M any of these men, or nil of them,
claim to be Imnl to the Government ;
but how can they be loyal when they
seek to prescribe every man who pro
fessed loyalty during the struggle
through which we have just passed ?
1 have been assure 1 that the masses of j
the w hite people of the State do not
share in their sentiments. From my j
personal intercourse I ntn satisfied that
there are many leading men w ho were
ardently engaged in the late Rebellion
who do not share the feelings to which
I refer ; few if any of the colored peo
ple d . It is an effort on the part of
certain political lenders to inllaoi ' sup
posed prejudices of the people, that they
may retain political control of the
State, and continue a policy of ngita
tioii nnd hatred ; that th j spirit of en
terprise nnd progress may be banished
from tho Stale forever ; for when pro
gress nnd education come, the occupa
tion of tin so leaders w ill he gone. Re
publican was the name of the party of
.leil'ei'sun nnd Madison. It passed
away ; it was revived, and is now the
great dominant party in the United
States, pledged to ctjiial, political and
legal rights in' all tho peo.de; ple lg"d
to see that these rights "hull b.- given
to every man i i tV iiaiiau ; pleoged
id t he si. t ni' j V.' ( ioverni'it i t
iticai'on in tii"
'". in iiitei .ii.l
up on; cnii
i v in ;
..real mm gooi
an. i I i.'t tciiiis
imess "f tik!
I he . ty and ii.
fix' men pctin ;
'..lio.i i',e from ;
K'li"-.:s of the
ie: iiied a lire ,
in tnis i'ycih or-'aai-H
the old p. . iv o gani
coiiniiy. rod may be
i , nwi'l e to all the
gnrt interests of me day. Tlu .e is
great oppos'iinn (oth's parly by a large
oody of men Monli ami Soihli ; but it
is ( ;v.iosi,io.i for the sake of opposition.
The object of the cull nlh'.i'icu to is to
give to all seeh an opiuti'iiii v to coiii
liit'e iione g-cni a, iy, w iihout dis
tinction i f race i color, and unite in
placing the old Coinmoiiweait'i on a
living basis, extending the hnvul of
charity and good fellowship to nil, that
both white mid eoloicd may have an
opportunity to select tiie best men for
iiK'nibeis of the Convention, and for
iiiti'.ie olhecis of the Slate ; that our
Goveri.aient maybe stable, administering-
iiiipariial justice to tho rich nnd
liiun' ik' alike. I say it to the credit of
the colored men, that I have never met
one who hr.s expressed any oilier desire
i!ii:n fr honest and capable men in of
iiiv, be they white or black. They
want justice, lilierty and peace, that
they may enjoy the fruits of their labor,
lay a foundation for their ftUu.c for
tunes, get homes of their own, that
they may educate and rear their chil
dren to honest industry, and qualify
them for future usefulness. Seeing tho
effort to array one race against the oth
er in the State, and fully appreciating
the fatal result of such a state of things
to the prosperity and welfare of the
Commonwealth, and believing that
there was danger that a majority of the
white people were nliout to place them
selves in a false position to their coun
try, I should have been false to my
self and to my Slate had I not joined
intbc call to enable the people to vindi
cate themselves, and establish their
aovernmcnt on a firm foundation of
prosperity and comity with our sister
The second portion of Gov. Peir
point's address is entitled "The Lost
Cause," and and after some explana
tion as to the dcrifltion of that phrase
he defines it as follows :
"I think it was a bad cause that
ought to have been lost, and so will
future history pronounce it. The mo
tive which urged its promoters was
not that laboring men or the middle
class might have greater privileges;
with the exception of a single State
manhood suffrage was enjoyed by all
the white men who were of lawful age
and not convicted of crime. It was
not'to elevate the social condition of the
white masses of people by extending
to tuem a system ot cencral education;
for the free schools of the North were
made subjects of ridicule W thcSouth-
AS GOD GIV
rB US TO SEK
cm politician. It was not to lessen
taxation and leien the burdens of
government ; bcauso two standing
armies, two navr?, two sets of national
officers, of f very'grade, home and for
eign, would lia to be supported, in
stead of one. ft was not on neeou.it
of a high protw ive tariff, liecansc tho
necessities of tip "Confederacy" would
have required ie very highest duties
on foreign imports that could have
been laid to mtct tie requirements 'bf
the Govenimcst. i It was not on ac
count of tho fa bin of Northern States
to execute "Tlu Fugitive Slave Law,"
because the cotton states that inaugu
rated the ltcbcln scarcely lost n
slave, except intlcir own swamps and
jungles. The hwleus of the rebellion
had none of tlase objects in view.
When South Cirolina passed the ordi
nance of soficssi, her leading men de
clared thaftheyjind Iwn educating the
people far the jet for 30 years, and
that if they w4? not taught then they
never would Ixj Her Governor de
clared that the must have a stronger
Government ; Ihe term "Democrat,"
as a party liatiiq was at once dropped ;
the (liM'hiration became fashionable that
there wrs an iid of free voting and
free schools, mil that Republican Gov
ernment whs a Stilure ; it might do for
rude rural tlisti'cts, but was not fit for
gentlemen to lic under in a refined
state of society . it had no power to
I reserve cr perpetuate itself. Among
tho first nets if tie Legislature of South
Car dina was oic to exempt tho sons
(flier Hist families in her colleges and
universities from military duties. Vir
ginia passed r.n act to continue thenp
pr. priati ns to the University mid
Military Institute, tin 1 appropriated
the residue of the Literary Fund to
military ileli'iisjs; thus her statesmen
put nn end to' the encouragement of
education among tho poor. Those
who ii'.nugiiratid and encouraged the
movement had.their minds filled with
ideas of class government, based on die
idea that r- jiiOi shovlil ov n h-ltor, mid
(hose who rifiio the leoor hiiovIi' wuhe
lite Ici' t. The exemptions front mili
tary duty of tie large slm ehoh'ers by
the Confcdciiut Coiigi e-s, the numer
ous deiai's g. anted by (hise in power
to the rich a .d influential, nnd the
ruthless conscriptions of the laboring
mid middle classes, nil indicate the
object of the letders ; in fact, it pa:nd
into a proverb that it was "the rich
num's war lunl tiie j o. r man's fight."
But 1 need not r.ccue.ndtue facts to
rive the inli'iitien of the leadcs.
j'i; Div'h U rinr. the organ of the
nig r tsiociacy, expressed Ine
! eattliiiid by the Rebellion.
One" of Vii-'iuia's
I'd aid lion ri ! siis lias de-
c'a !', siuer
t;i) ' .' ', i i t "i; vis tiiii
:g -, that '! oght on the
war." 1 a;n u v:
an ! notions .'hi ni t
vii'V l'i" i:-:. s
o; !'. :i:d v. crr
'd, and the ci
thern of iiie.se
' s in Vi.gin',1 w' o en
vfo cd into the i':.e wi
di j I oiif !er.cy ?ee er
fort made to deprive
ivil i'u.l i" lii'.ea rir Ins. every lenders
head rid have been in danger of the
the M -k, or his body of the scalliild.
The sph it cf li'evty still ndc in the
mini's of tin. nws. "The lost cause"
made its tens o' thousands of widows
; i laid wrste our fields
iiviio v run si; i e.i ion to
i n,: iio.iies ; it fatgot lo I'iprive us oi
the licit bt'KYiiflMccf f eti'oin purchas
ed 'y t.i'i- faihef-; it siii'.eh nt the life
and li'.e. ty of tie nalion. Man pro
poses ; (i"! f'pows. Man proposed
to erect n fibrin of government whose
corner-stone should be human Slavery ;
Providence ovd ruled the pit. pose, and
made freemen ol millions ot slaves.
Ihe cause diet, "w hen God arose to
judgment to se.vc all the meek of the
eartli ; surely lie wrath of man shall
nraise Hun, mil the remainder snnll
those restrain. Thus saith the Lord."
Tim Kt:tuvKTKrTiox mi.i..
The following is the reconstruction
bill, ns finally passed nnd sent to the
Si-xtiox 1. that it is hereby de
clared to have been the true intent nnd
meaning of thc.net of the 2d day of
March, 1807, cutiiled "an act to pro
vide for the more efficient government
of the rebel Suites," and tbe net
suppIemcnlary'theretOj passed the 23d
of March, 18Gt, that the governments
then cxistinsnithe rebel states of ir-
ginia, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Ixmis-
mnna, J? lot ula, iexas and Arkansas,
were not legal State governments, nnd
that thereafter said covernmcnts, if
continued, were to be continued sub
ject in all respects to the military com
manders ot the respective districts,
and to the paramount authority f
Sec. 2. That the commander of any
district named in said act shall have
power, subject to the disapproval of
the General of thcurmy oi die United
Statcs,n.idtohavecffect until disapprov
ed, whenever, in the cpinion of such
commander, the proper administra
tion of said act shall require it, to sus
pend or remove from office, or from the
performance of official duties, and the
exercise of official powers, any officer or
person holding office or exercising, or
professing to exercise, any civil or
military office or duty in such districts
under any power, election, appoint
ment, or authority derived from, or
grantcu y, or ciaimcu tinoer, any so
called State, or the government thecof,
or auy municipal or other division
thereof, and upon such suspension oi
removal such commander, subject to
1 the disapproval of the General,
JILY 24, 1867.
nfoiesnid, shall have the power to pro
vide from time to time for the perform
ance of the said duties of officer or per
son so suspended or removed by the
detail of some competent officer or sol
dier of the army, or by the appoint
ment of some other person to perform
the same and to fill vacancies oc
casioned by death, resignation, or oth
ers ! i a
Sec 3. That the General of the army
of the United States shall be invested
with ell tho powers of suscnsion, re
moval, appointment and detail granted
in the proceeding section to district
Sr.!-. 4. That the nets of thejofllcers
of the army already done, in removing
in said districts persons exercising tho
functions of civil officers, mid appoint
ing others in their stead, are hereby
confirmed; provided that any person
heretofore or hereafter appointed by
nnv district conininndcr to exercise the
functions of any vivil office, may Le re
moved cither 1 v the military othcer in
command ef the district, or by the
General of the armv ; and it shall be
the duty of such commander to remove
from office as aforesaid all persons
who pre dislovnl to the Government of
the United Stntes, or who use their
official influence in nnv manner to
hinder, delay, prevent, or o! struct the
duo and proper administration ot tin
net nn I the acts to which this is sup
Skc. o Hint the hoards ot registra
tion provided for in tho act entitled
"An net supplementary to nn net enti
tied An act to provide for the more ef-
lieieut government olthereoel Mates,'
passed March 2, 1S(7; "nnd to facili
tate restoration," passed March 23
180", shall have power, nnd it shall be
their duty, before allowing the regis-
tion of anv person, to ascertain, upon
such fit 't or inforniafimi as they can
obtain, whether such person is entitled
to be registered under said net, nnd (he
oath reiiuired by said net snail not be
conclusive on such question; and no
lers hi shall l o registered unless such
loard shall decide" that he is entitled
theteto ; and such board shall nlso have
lower to c.vnniiiie under oatn, to o" nil
ministered lynny member of'suel
board, nnv one touching the qualiliea
tion of any person clr.iiniiiT rcdstrn
tion ; but in eve. v cn.se of refusal bv
the board to register an applicant, an
in every case of striking Ins name from
the listrs hereinafter provided, i In
board shall make a not:; or lneiiioran
iiitm, winch shim no returned w ittiiiie
regisi aliou list lo tin: commanding
general of die district, setting forth
the ground of such refusal cr such
slrir.ing from the list: ir'ni'c.',
Th't no person shall ho disqualified ns
member of m y hoard ol registration lv
veas m of rate or color.
Hi-y. o'. That tho t"iio intent nnd
meaning of (he oath presented in said
suppleinenli'.ry net is (nmong other
tliin ;s) that no pel sen wii'j has ocen n
member of the Legislature of any State,
or who lias held nnv executive or u-
dicial office in tiny S.rte, whether he
has taken nn oath lo su; pou the Con-
stUtition oHho I nitcil Stales or not
or whether he was h' Iding such olliei
at the commencement ol the reUMHim.
or had held it ociore, nnd who has
afterwards cngngetl in insurrection or
rebellion against the Limed htntes, or
'ivennid or coniiort to the enemies
thereof, is enjithd lobe registered or
to vote; and 'the words "executive or
indicia!" office in anv State, in said
oath mentioned, shall be construed t
include all civil offices created by law
for the administration of nnv general
law of a State, or for the administration
Si:c. 7. And lie it further awrlnl.
That the lime forcouipletingthc' -igi
nal registrations provided for in any
act mav, in tnc discretion ol tee com
mander of nnv district, be extended t"
the first dav of Oetolie.-, 1807 ; nnd the
board of regisi ration shall nave power,
and it shall lie their duty, commencing
fourteen davs prior to any election
under said act, and upon reasonabl
nubile notice of (he time and plaei
thereof, to revise for a period ol five
davs the registration list, and upon
being satisfied that p.ny person not en
titled thereto has been registered, to
strike the name of such person from
the list, mid such person sha'! rot be
allowed to vote. And such hoard
shall also, during the same period, add
tosuch registry the names of all per
sons who at that time possess thcfmali
lieations required by said act, who have
not been already registered, and no
person shall at any time be entitled to
be registered or to vote by reason of
any executive pardon or amnesty, for
any act or thing, which, without such
pardon or amnesty, would disqualify
him from registration or voting.
Sec. 8. That all memliers of said
boards of registration, and all persons
hereafter elected or appointed to office
in said military districts under any siv
called State or municipal authority, or
by detail or appointment of the district
commander, shall be reouired to take
and subscribe to the oath of office pres
cribed by law for the offieers of the
Sec. 9. That no district comman
der, or member of the board of regis
tration, or any officer or appointee
acting under them, shall be bound in
his action by any opinion of any civil
officer of the United States.
Sec. 10. That section four of said
last named act shall bo construed to
authorize the commanding general
named therein, whenever he shall
deem it needful, to remove any mem
ber of a board of registration, and to
EDITOR AS1) PUBLISHER.
appoint another in his stead, nnd to
fill any vacancy in such board.
Sec. 11. Tliat all the provisions of
this act. nnd of the acts to which this is
supplementary, shall bo construed
lil)cra!ly. to tho end that an the intents
thcreof'may be fully and perfectly car
CorreponiU';ice between Gencrtxl Rlirrl-
unti nun i.tfiiimi mimui.
The following comprises n few of the
letters which passed between Oenernls
Grant and Sheridan in reference to af
fairs in tho Fifth Military District :
GrncralGr.'nt to Gt-n'l Slieriilrn, Juno 7.
General: I see a dispatch from
Washington announcing that the Sec
retary of War and myself favored a
reprimand for your action in removing
the Governor of Louisinua. 1 was not
even in the cilv nt the time. There is
not one word ef truth in the story.
U. S. GttAST, General.
Gin'l. flrrii1;in tnGcni'inl Coin', June 8.
Governor Flanders assumed duties
of office to-dttv. lie is n man of in
tegrity and nbilitv, nnd now I feel as
thi-Ugh 1 were relieved of 'half my la
bors. As it has been heretofore, there
was no security, r.nd I feel, ns tho peo-
ile of the whole State feci, that we
lave cot rid of nn unprincipled Gov
ernor and n set of disreputable tricks
ters which ho had about him. .Nothing
will answer here but a bold nnd strong
I , 1 T
course, and in tuning it i ma sii -ported
unanimously by every class and
T. II. NIEUIDAX, Altijor General.
Gon'l. Sliurii.un to Gen'l. Grant, July 7.
The result, of -Mr. Stanbery's opin
ion is now be finning to show itself bv
a defiant opposition to all acts of the
military commanders, hv impeding
and rendering helpless thecivil olli"ers
act in under his appointment. For
instance, tne .Mayor ol the city noun
es theC'ommon Council that ?l,2of'l0')0
:f illeaal bonds has been issued ,v the
C"iil roller of the City Tren.siiry. The
('oinin'n Council refuse to investigate
to ascertain the facts. The city attor
ney refuses lo sue out an injunction to
stop tho issue. 1 fear tho chaos which
the opinion vull make it carried out,
is but little uuilcrstoxl. K very civil
officer in this State will administer
justice nceorilni;' to his own view.
Mnnyct tiicm denouncing the military
bill as uneonstitiui.i.al, "ill throw
every impediment in the way of its t xe
cution, nnd bad will go to worse, tut-
i . i . . i ii. : ,.v -C
ess in s cmoarnissiir' ei'iiiouoii oi in
fill rs is settled by permitting me to go
on in my just course, which was en
dorsed by all the people except those
disfranchised, l lost f whom are office
holders, or iLsirc to be such,
1'. II. SiiEiaoAX, Major General.
Gt-n'l. Siieiklnn to Gej'l. Giant, Juno 28
I am in receipt of a communication
from the Adjutant General's Depart
ment, dnti.il 20th of June, in reference
t-i resignation. I am at a loss to know
whether it is an order or not. The
ionn and phraseology is not that of an
order, but 1 may be mistaken, nnd I
ask fiir information, whether I am to
regard it as nn order.
1'. II. Suekidax, Major General.
Ge.i'1. G'fint (o Gen'l. Sheiiilun. June 23
Your dispatch of yesterday received.
Enforce your construction of the mili
tary bill until ordered otherwise. The
opinion of the Attorney General lias
not been distributed to listrict com-inander.-,
in language or manner entitl
ing to the lorce of nn order, nor can I
suppose that the President intended it,
to have such force.
U.S. Grast, General.
Gen'l. Grant tn Gen'l. Slieiiti- n, June 2!t. )
I think it advisable fir you to extend
the time for registration in Louisiana
until the 10th i f July throughout the
Stale. The President will have return
ed before that and decided as to I hi
U.S. Grant, General.
Gtsi.'l. SiicrilnD to Gen'l. Giant, Juno 29
The rejistration in the State of
Louisiana will be continued in-obedience
of the President, unless I receive
further orders from him to the con
tra r v.
P. II. Siif.ridax, Major General.
Gen! Siieriiino to Gen'l. Grant, Juty 2.
T did not get your dispatch of June
29 until to-dav. It was mislaid in the
Washing -n office. I had already
ordered the extension in the State, ex
cept the parsh of Orleans, until the
2-Ah ot juiv, and alter tne receipt oi
your letter of the 24th, extension was
made lndeliiiitc. llic boards now
have nothing to do in this city, and in
most of the parishes.
V. II. Siieuidax, Major General.
GeD'L Grant to Gen'l Ord, June 23
General! Convof vour final
structions to board of registration, of
June 10, 1867, is just received. I en
tirely dissent from tho views contained
iii paragraph 4. Your views as to the
duties of registers to register every man
who will tike the required oath, though
thev mav know the amdicant neriures
himself, 'is sustained by the views of
the Attorney General. My opinion is,
that it is the duty of the registration to
see, as for as it lays in their power, that
no nnnnlhorufid nerson it allowed to
register. To (mux this end, registers
shonlJl be allowed to administer oaths
and ' examine witoee The law,
"lerma . t
JOB W B K.
AOTCHTntxcim inserted at tl SO per iqnar
for three insertion, and SO ccata per aquar
foia -h AHdlflnnnl lliiwrtloll ! ftn line OT lea
counted a square). AU transient advertisements)
to be paid for In adTsnee.
BusiNFss Noricnset under tbe head of local
news will be charged invariably ! eeataa Una
for each Insertion. .
A liberal deduction made to person advertis
ing by tbe quarter, half-year or yea. Special
uotlree charged one-hall more than regular ad
Job Pristiso of evert kind tn plain and Fan
cy colors; Hand-bills, Blanks, Cards Pamphleta,
Ac, of every variety and style, printed at tbe
sbortest notice. Tbe Republican Orricn baa
Just been re-ntted, and every thing In the Print
ing line can be executed In the most ertlstlo
manner and at the lowest rates.
however, makes district commanders
their own interpreters of their power
and duty under it, and, in my opinion,
the Attorney General or myself con no
more than give our opinion as to the
meaning of the law. Neither can en
force their views against the judgment
of those made responsible for the
faithful execution of the law the dis
Very respectfully, your obedient
servant, TJ. S. Giuxt, General.
TIIE MAIXt LAW.
The food people of Maine have
been trying the virtues said to lio in
the strict enforcement of this well
known statute. The constabulary,
having concluded their legitimate la
bors, have recently been employed as
follows, if we may believe the Standard,
published at Augusta. It remarks:
tv e give the following as the result
of the past week's labor :
A cow arrested for having two
vuivtvu luuititmun itiivij uvvvtw-
ed, fined for being "on his bier."
A pair ot boots seized ior being
A little boy's kite sentenced to have
its tail cut off for having been on a
A clotlunir denier "hauled tip for
advertising "Great Bar-gains."
A confectioner tried for selling "Gin
A horse ran away und smashed a
wagon. 1 lie horse was promptly ar
rested, but it being proved that the
"smash" contained nothing intoxica
ting, he was acquitted.
Several "cocktails found in the
hencoop of a prominent citizen, were
confiscated. The success of the police
in this seizure caused much "crowing,"
and it will doubtless "spur" them on
to increased activity.
An unfortunate Hibernian wns lock
ed up for having a "punch" in the
A worthy shoemaker, seized on sus
picion of being a "cobblw " but prov
ing there was no "sherry" connected
with him, was released on condition
I hat this should be his "last offence."
lie wns informed that nny future
dereliction would involve the confisca
tion of his "all." The excitement
Complaint that a barrel of beef va3
found "corned" nt Adams',
"WHAT IMA TARE T"
Many men, although not ns exem
plary lis they should 1 in I heir lives,
are vet nt much pains to rear their
..', .i .ri j i .i
eiiiniien correctly, i nc sentiment wun
them is, "Do ns I say, not ns I do."
Such a father not far from Cincinnati
is in the habit-of gelling intoxica
ted, or on a "tare," rather often. He
endeavors, however, to hide the fact
from his children; but "little pitchers
have long ears," and children know
more of what is going on than grown
pe ple frequently suppose.
One evening this exemplary parent
was hearing his iittlc Johnny recite his
Sunday school lesson. It was from
tho fourteenth diopter' of Matthew,
wherein is related the pnrable of the
malicious individual who went about
sowing tares, etc.
"What is a tare?" the parent inter
rupted to inquire.
"Tell me, my sen, what a' tare is?"
"You have had 'cn," said Johnny,
casting dow n his eyes and wriggling
"I bid 'em !" said the astonished pa
rent, opening his eyes rather wide.
"Why what do you mean, Johnny?"
"When you uidn't come home fiir
three days last week," said Johnny, "I
hoard mother tell Aunt Susan that you
was off r n a tare."
The Sunday school lesson was brought
to an abrupt close, and Johnny, who
knew too much altogether to sit up any
later, was sent off to bed.
Spring Fever. Corry O'Lnnus,
' I of the Brooklyn Eagle, has experienced
an attack ot the spring lever. He de
scribes its symptoms as follow :
Did you ever catch the spring lever :
It has caiiht me slightly, and I
think of reporting myself to the Board
of Health as a case of quarantine.
If they would send me somewhere
for a week or two, where I would have
nothing to do amino1 board to pay, I
think 1 should feel letter,.
The symptoms of the spring fever
arc a vigorous inclination to uo noth
You feel as though you could stand
any amount of repose.
I he spring tevcr is a bou complaint
when you haven't time to attend to it.
A southern correspondent in one
of his letters informs us of a novel
and economical mode of courtship in
Florida. "As you have never seen tho
language of pine I will give It here.
A gentleman not wishing to face the
music in person, sends his lady love a
piece of pine, signifying, 'I pine for
thee; and she, wishing to give a favor
able answer, sends in return a pine
knot, meaning, 'pine not;' or if she
wishes to say no, she sends a burnt
pine knot, thereby signifying, I 'make
light of your pine.'"
There is a great gold plethora in
England, and the Beak of England
hat $30,000,000 coin on head that
there ia no call ibr, notwithetioding
the low rateof interest. This is owing
to dullness in basinet and the falling
off in the foreign trade, which has been
ten per cent, since September.