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VOLUME XVI.-NUMBER 18.
TROT, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER, 798.
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T FASmn CZT3COLM.
I ain't cot heap of Urnia,
And I aeldom mrry well.
Bat I aorter form opinloo,
Wick I ain't afraid to tell ;
So X aars it square and open,
WHliat frmr of anall or treat,
I tasd by the lorml party,
- .Aad 2 coea fur tTljavaa atrmichL
Tbej talk about "refarmln,
And aaj oor partr'a aplit,
That Gredej'a awftJ brant.
And tiraot haint any grit
I hears tbeir shallow Uowln.
Aid ms tfasir ookl tait,
But I tons tmr back on .Horace,
Aad X coes Ulj saes tralgbt.
T ean't see bow a feller
Can mix with Jeff and sich ;
"Why, I shan these cussed critters
As if they bad the itch!
And III nerer Tot their ticket,
Jf or knuckle to their hats,
, Bvtrn thtnk of aordsrvd Lincoln,
While I eons Ulysses straieht.
X kinder pet confounded
When l bears the mongrel shoot.
When I learn bow Blair and Sumner
Want to tarn oar leaders out:
But I never flanked Om warcrt!.
And I'm loyal np to date.
For I stands or the loyal partyV
And 1 coca Ulysses straight.
X cant explain the taxes.
But I've seen the niccers free,
jUid Totin in their masters
Js right enough for met
I ain't a cussed bullhead,
To swaller rebel bait.
But I keeps the aids of freedom.
And I goes Ulysses straight.
I reckon IXoraco Greeley
Don't expect to get my rote,
Bat 1 nerer was a t-rsltor, .
A torn-coat, or a float,
A chap that's double-sided.
Whatever in bis pate.
Ain't fit to be a President,
So I coca Ulysses straight.
I can't force them battles,
'or the trials we bare had,
And accept aa Messed angels
Jien proren false and bad j
And X think oor noble nation.
Would meet a fearful fate
In hands once raised agin her.
So X goes UI) Nsea straight.
I wasn't much on figtitln.
But I gin the praise where dor,
A.nd I backs the daaatlrsb cnieXUln,
Who led our bnj, 1 blue.
I won't eat crow or jOMum,
Xor have it on niy plate;
Tor I lore a loyal dirt.
So X goes Ulysses straight,
WVre tried nU pluck at Shilob,
We're prorel the reck'nin sound,
Hell piwh a thitf or rebel
As a fox before a bound!
At Donetnun and Vieksburc
Ho struck to save the State;
He's a Matrsman and cint nd,
tjSo I goes UIjmcs straight.
I sorter frtr that Greeley
Don't tell ns what he knows
Abut tbU ftulon bualnesit.
And the war the bar-in pM:
Tliry say his brrts hae cost him
From a dollar up to elpht
There's a ctwtlirr best aliraJ, Horace,
For w c go Ulj cjms straight.
I ain't s t heftps of Lmilu,
And oWdom srpy wrD,
But I murU-r fniii j -Intuit,
So I says it fMaarr inl ru.
Without fear if small or great,
I stand by the lnal lurtr.
And I gues UIjmk-s straight.
THE HOTEL THIEF.
A CCRIOl'D Ml'IBOT.
1IY bYI-VANL'S CUHH, JIU
A few evenings bii-c", a small party of ns were
nsxeiiiblt'! in " Ming parlor, ilicuruiiiig tlio vari
tuis toiiica uftlietlay. Wo li.nl nui the "Hard
Times" till nothing inure wait to be said upon
the sulijtxt, anil then we turned our attention to
the criminal casni detailed in the various news
paper. There were thefts, robbeiies, murders,
nrsons, aud all sorts of luiMlttiU brought before
ns, and we gave them &uch cmsidcratiou as we
"Sieaking of thefts," remarked one of the par
ty, "puts me in mind of a curious circumstance
that once happened ill my own house. I will re
late it if yon choose to bear it."
The speaker's name was Ilartou "Uncle Sim"
we always called him his Cliriitiau name being
Simeon. He was well advanced iu years, and
bad been engaged in hotel-keeping doling mw.t
of bis 'life. We were' anxious tu iear hia otorv,
and be related it aa follows:
"Something over twenty years ago, I kept a
hotel in the western part of this State. The lo
cation was a good one, for there was considerable
travel, but I had many good boarders.
"It was somewhere near the Grst of July, along
towards evening, that a splondid carriage drew
up at my door, and as the driver leaped from his
eat, he asked one of my men to come and help
him. The carriage was opened, and a yonug girl
a bright, pretty thing, not over fifteen was
the first to alight. After this, .the driver readied
in, and, with the assistance of my porter, banded
ont tie sickliest -looking man for a traveller, I
had ever seen. He was tall and bent, and seem
ed more like a living skeleton than a thing of
fleeh and blood. The bones were all clearly de
fined, through tb parchment like skin, aud I al
most fancied I could bear bis frame rattle, as he
was helped along. A dry. abort coiigh shook his
system, and an occasional groan seemed to indi
cate that he suffered much. I had him conduct
ed at once to the parlor, where I waited npou
him aa aoon aa the carriage bad gone.
"I found him upon one of the solas, ureatotng
with difficulty, and quite exhausted. He inform
ed me that he was a merchant of New York, and
nearly gone with consumption. His physician
ii-wt advised him to come to my place and spend
tbeSnmmcr, and he had followed the counsel. I
Jdiew he had come, bat with regard to spending
the Summer I waa not so sure. He seemed near
er to the chnrch-yard than anything else. He
told me' I should have no trouble with him, for
his physician wonld visit him nearly every day,
and hia daughter had come to wait upon him.
He nave his name as Oscar .Luton, and the bright
eyed girl he called Clara.
" I could not refuse him. He offered to pay me
. any price I might demand, andas I had ons to
iSre, 1 determined to take him. So 1 had the
T .. a 1- t.- ami ar-ann ajt all Wa
Jeady, we helped him up' stairs. He wen to bed
at once, being faint and weary.
"Onthe following morning a gentleman came
-who introduced himself aa Dr. John Adams. He
anofage, and possessed a peculiar faculty of
.iring confidence at once. I learned from him
that he waa stopping with a sister on 1y a few
miles off, and should remain there while his pa
tient, Luton, lived. While we were conrsing,
Clara cameln and informed the doctor that her
father wished to see him aa aoon as possible.
"In half an hour the doctor came down anaa
lD5pr frUowl he said, taking a act by m
side. He can't live long. He u very low and
- drrSuclfiike the Idea of having, man
' die in my house thus, but 'twas too late to help
it now. . w .. i Iki
e "A week pased, ana air. iuim -"-7.
Be couia nomii. up a. .-. --- - r- T.i
every morning. and sometime. I. ithe jmndW
cura was nnceaoK .u r-"-? - ---.-
at sometimes sue rnu un mnu.j
-ajtnera oeusiua aii unjui. ... , -
fj'One morning I received a letter from ew
fork, from a lawyer u.i whi. j
EoS, with hi. fo .ndj daughter hve day. be-
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eiaditwhen she stopped at my hense, and
IS only other stopping-placo between tkere and
the city was with her own father. The lawyer
closed his letter by asking me to look aroand
carefully, and see if I could gain any clue to the
"That very evening Clara Luton came to me ,
and told me her father wished to see me. I wen,t
up at once, and found the invalid raised to a sif
ting position iu the bed, with t pile of bolsters
and: pillow, behind him. He looked far mpre
like a dead man than a living one. He aske. me
to sit down, and then made some remarks, upon
the state of his health. He said lie thought he
ahould get well he knew be was' very weak
much weaker than when he came te could not
even stand aloue now but, still he bcyid to re
cover. I saw Clara .turn her bead a'jv, and I
thought tears came to her eyes. Poor girl! she
knew well enongh that there was no recovery
for her father.
"'Uut,' said Luton, at the end of a long pause,
speaking in a hoarse, gurgling whisper, and with
an expression of pain, 'I sent for you ou strange
business. Have you manyboanlersinyourhousef
" I told him that the house waa nearly full."
" 'Aud are any of them strangers to you I '
"Yea nearly all of them,"" 1 returned, puzzled
at the question.
"'I do not wish to trouble you,' Luton resum
ed, 'for you have been very kind tome, audi
know there is no fault with you. lint last night
1 lost between ten and twelve hundre-V dollars.
I don't know exactly bow much tbere'nas, but
it was over a thousand. I had it iu that little
dressiug-case, (pointing to a rose-wood liv'i. upon
tun mujo. awui uiiiimj-ui -1 scui -jiara to Deu,
and then, under the iulluencn of an opiate, I fell
asleep myself. I slept until daylight, as did my
child, and this morning I found my money gone.
My door was not locked,, and some one must
have come in during the night, aud robbed me.
Uut,' be added, as 1 began to express my alarm
and sorrow, 'don't let my loss trouble you, fori
shall not feel it, nor will it affect at all the good
opinion of your house. I only mention it that
yoa maj be ou the watch, for others, who cannot
afford it, may meet with a similar loss if the
thief isnot detected.' '
"As the in valid seemed exhausted by hi. ef
forts thus far, I asked him no more questions.
He said the money be bad was montly in gold,
only about two hundred dollars of it being in
bank-notes. He described the bills as uearly as
he could, and I then took my leave.
"I was in trouble now, sure euough. That
there was a regular hotel-thief in the house was
evident; but how should 1 find himf I had a
hundred and fifty jieople stopping with me, and
of the whole lot 1 was not acquainted with over
iive-aud-tweuty of tbeui. However, I did the
best I could. 1 put the clerk aud chambermaids
ou the watch, and resolved to keep au eye open
"Just before supper was ready, a party of
uoaruars reiumeu iroinaaaysjauut among tne
hills. They had takeii teams and left immediate
ly after breakfast. 1 was iu the bar-room wbeu
tliey entered, aud two of them, who occupied the
same nxmi, csuie and whispered to me that they
had been robbed during the previous night. One
hail lost two hundred and ten dollars, and the
other, over a hundred. It had been taken from
"lint this was not the worst. When the stage
came in from the West, it brought a New Orleans
merchant, with liU wife and two servants, who
Hereon their way to New York. I gave them
the only suit of" mom 1 had to spare, and then
left my clerk to receive their orders. In the
morning the merchant came to me with a look of
deep trouble aud anxiety. He hail lieen robbed
of fourteen !houaud dollars duriog tho night!
"I was frightened now in earnest. At this
rate I should soon lie utterly ruined. I told the
maii 10 wnit until alter breakfast, aud I would
see what we could do. He did not blame me,
nor did he seem anxious to resort to extreme
measure.?, though he would leave nothing un
done which could possibly lead to the detection
of the thief.
"When the guests had all-taken their seats at
the table for breakfast, I rau my eye carefully
over the company, aud found every person who
had been there on the night before. I could de
tect no guilty looks, nor could I find a villaiuuus
looking face. At length I asked them to give me
their attention for a few moments, aud when
they were still, I told them all that had happen
ed. I told of the letter I had received from New
York; of the loss of over ten hundred dollars by
Mr. Luton; of the robbery of the two young men;
and, finally, of the heavy loss of the New Orleans
merchant. I told them that I suspected no one.
I looked uikmi each aud every nue as honet.
Yet, under tho circumstances, I hoped they would
all be willing to allow their baggage to be exam
ined. At this a young man jumped up and said :
'"Aye I for one, demand to be examined, and
I hope all will do the same.'
"And then he put it to a vote, requesting all
who were iu favor of the examination to arise.
Kvcry soul stood up iu a nioineut. After the
meal was dune a committee was chosen from
among the guests, and I went with them over the
bouse. We first examined the persons them
selves, aud then overhauled the trunks and box
es, lint nothing of the stolen property was to
be found. My own meu had been stationed at
the doors, so that no one could leave, and thus
we kuew that all bad been searched.
"I could do no more then upon the premises.
The New Orleaus merchant, whose name was La
font, concluded to keep 011 to New York, but ob
tained from me a promise that I would leave uo
stone unturned to find his money.
"Two days after this, a planter from Kentucky
stopped with me, and on the very first night of
his stay his trunk was robbed of eight ujjuisand
dollars, while another man, on the same, night,
lost uearly four thousand! On the Dwt day,
when this became known, forty-seven crny best
boarders left me. They would stay no longer'
where they were liable to lose everything, and
where, moreover, they were in constant danger
of being suspected of crime,
"I began to grow desperate. There was a
thief quartered upon me an expert and myste
rious thief and I determined to find Hm if it
lay within the bounds of human possibility. If I
did not, my patrons would all leave me, and my
growing busiuess would be ruined. That very
afternoon the stage from O.wegn, brought a
wealthv family who were on their way to the
Mississippi. 1 gave them the same rooms Mr.
Lafont had occupied, and then detcirrined to
keep a watch upon them through the knight. I
said nothing to aify oue of my purpose,but when
the guests had all retired I took up my position
where uo one would be likely to see me, but yet
where I could see the door of the apart meut in
question. There was no light burning iu this
upper hall, but the starlight from the Mo large
wiudows would euable me to detect theiiresence
of any one within my range of vision. V" "
"It was very near midnight when I (ok my
post. The clock struck one then two-Jnd yet
to sound had I heard. Perhaps the thief bad
gone; or, maybe, he was afraid te venture again
so won. Italian hour more passed, anal was
becoming tired of my watch, when I heard a
movemeut as of a door being opened very softly,
and iu a few moment more I saw a dark figure
glide across the hall. It was a slight, short per
son, and in female attire. I looked more sharply,
and finally satisfied myself that it was Clara Lu
ton. I supposed that she must be after some
thing for her father. But no. She moved di
rectly to the door of the traveler', chamber, and I
placed her ear to the key-hnle, and at the end of .
a minute she glided back as she had come. I
"I begau to be interested. What could that I
voung girl be doing out there at sncha timet
But 1 had not long tor reflection. Terr soon the '
sound of a very carefully opened door came
again, and in a tew seconds another object pre
sented itself. It was tall and dark, and moved
with a cat-like, noiseless tread, and from a sin
gle ray of light which shot out before it, I knsw '
that it must bear a dark lantern. Who could it '
be t Surely uot Dr. Adams, for he went away
before noon. But I bad enough to do to watch
the person's movements. He I knew it was a
man stooped down to the lock of the door, and j
ere long be had it opened. He entered the room .
beyond the room where my dew guest tdept- I
without having as yet made a sound which I .
copjd hear, siuce passing bis own door. I deter
mined to wait until he came out, and then con
"The minutes passed on twenty of them, at
least and finally the man re-sppesxed." He clos
ed the door carefully behind him, and then start-
a.1 qpniM tli. li.ll Wit... k. htlf wir nvir
1 1 leaped forward and grasped bin by the collar. I
He uttered a grating curse, and, with a power
which I was not prepared to overcome, he cast
me from him and rushed toward hi. own room.
But I was mad now, and with a single bound I
grasped him again, this time bringing bim to the
Uoor. At this moment the door of his room wa.
opened, and as the light of the lamp from within
fell upon hi. Ctee, I recognized the cadaverous
features of Oscar Lnton! It was my invalid
my dying man! At first I could hardly believe
the evidence of my own senses. Whence came
the strength Lehad manifested f But be gave
me little time for thought then, and would prob
ably have given me some trouble hail not the
noise of our scuffle brought some of the other
boarders from their rooms. It waa Clara who
had opened the door and let the light out, but
she turned back aa soon aa she saw me.
"With the assistance of some of the newcom
ers I soon had my iiruuuer second, mad then I
stood back and looked at bim. He wa. a. thlu
aud pale, and deathly as ever, only there was a
fire in bis eye which I bad Dot seen there before.
It was the same skeleton, but with a uew life in
it. I asked him several questions, but he would
make no reply. We searched hi. person, and
found the small dark lauteru,' half-a-dizen curi
ously constructed implements for picking locks,
together with some thousands of dollars which
he bad taken but a few minutes before. When
we had overhauled bim thoroughly, we lasbed
his hands aud feet, and having put him In a small
unoccupied bed-room. I called a stout hostler to
come aud keep watch over him till morning.
"After this, we went to his room, where ws
found the young girl ou the bed sobbing and cry
ing bitterly. She was so pretty, so mild, and
seemed so distressed, that my sympathies were
at once excited, aud I promised hei, if she would
tell me the truth, that uo harm sbonld come to
"'He'll kill me!" she cried in terror.'
"'Who'll kill youf ' Tasked her.
"'Both of them.'
"'You mean Luton and Adams! '
" I finally led her to my own room, where my
wife was, aud succeeded in quieting her fears;
aud when 1 bad given my solemn assurance that
she should not be arrested for anything more
than a witness, she told me the whole story.
"She said her mother died when she was very
young of her father, she knew nothing. When
she w as ten years old, she was taken by a bad
woman who professed to be her aunt. There she
became acquainted with Luton,.whose real name
she did uot know, aa he had gone by different
names at different times. At length this Luton
paid the professed auut some money, aud the
poor girl n as given to him. As soou as she was
able she was lorccd to assist hermaster in his
villainies, he threatening her with death in case
of refusal. She said he had always been very
thin aud pale, ever since she knew him, but the
intensely cadaverous hue of his face was produc
ed by a preparation of his own, which he applied
when necessary. No amount of food could put
any tlesh njHin his bouts, though Ids general
health seemed to. be good. -
"She said the professed doctor was an accom-
Elice and they hail already operated in several
otels,justas they had been operating in mine.
When 1 asked her how tbey contrived their plans,
she told me that she hail to watch the coining of
the guests, and report such as appeared to have
money. Tlieu she had to see what room they
took, and ali-o make a careful survey of the doors,
and so on. This she could do easily, as ber wan
dering over the bouse would excite no suspicion.
During the tlaysho would manage to obtain the
keys of those rooms .in which wealthy guest,
lodged, and by them Lnttou would shape his im
plimeuts for picking the locks. At night, when
her master thought it safe to work, she bad to
glide out and survey the premises to see that all
was safe; and if she chanced to meet any oue
she had only to keep 011 duwu stairs; as though
she were after something in the kitchen, and
thns prevent suspicion. When she reported all
quiet, Lutton would issue forth to Ids work.
"Iu the morning 1 had an officer called, and
n hen doctor Adams made bis appearance he was
arrested. At first he was greatly surprised;
then be grew angry, and sw ore, awl finally be
came calm and sullen; I had learned from Clara
that Adams carried the money off when Lutou
had obtained it. The doctor would not tell ns
w here he stopped, but the place was easily bunt
ed up, and there we found all the property which
had been stolen from my guests. It waa in a
small trunk nbich we found locked up iu a larg
"Thus I waa enabled to return to my custom
ers, every dollar they had lost, aud as soou as
the facta became kuonu, my boarder all came
back. Masters Luton aud Adam, were found to
be old offenders, aud upon trial they were con
victed aud sentenced to a term of imprisonment
which seemed likely to outlive them. Clara liv
ed with me several years, and then became the
clerk; and she is now the honored and respected
hostess of the very hotel where ber last labor of
evil for a wicked master was performed."
THE CIST OF HORACE C
Oh, Tm the nun. says Horace Q.
Tit rule this nation of the free 1 s
m rmbe the banner of reform.
And quell corruption's rising storm.
Chorus Oh. Doctor Greeley, do not hlowi
Yon most couole yoanelf, yoa know,
For Gnat fa In Urn field space,
Aa& sure to win the coming race.
Says Horace, I can servo yon sit,
And answer to each party's call;
For I'm a Liberal, atannch and Une,
A faithful worker, and true bios.
Chorus Oh, Doctor Greeley, do not blow.
"Grant's a soldier, tried and true.
But for President ne'er will do.
Too want a farmer that la me,
Says the faithful Horace G.
Chorus Oh, Doctor Greeley, do not blow.
Our Dooelaon heni la tho maa e
To beat the liberal's captain j
So, Horace G-. I mean no bans
In saying yoo'd better atick to yoor farm.
Chorus So, Doctor Greeley da bo Mow,
Too must coaaolo yourself, yoa know;
For Gnat la In tho field space,
And sore to win the coming race.
Iivm Of TolaU SaaV
THE NABUY LKTTKaTM.
The awing; r The Great sua4 S3 seal ST. C The
Frr-aaratiM, a tart aas Jeenrtser.
Galt House, Locuvuix. )
(Which i. in the State, nr Kentucky.
September 21, 1872. )
The Great and Good Greeley, (wich the same
has developed into a better Dimokrat than I
sposed possible) wnz bent npou goin to the West
somehow. Like the immortal A. Johnson, Hor
ris hex au uncommon idea'uv his power with the
masses. He bleeves there is a magnetism in bis
presence .that .ways people whether or no. 'I
lev bin nnforennnit in hevin to take charge nr
two men nv this beleef, and it bez bin the most
trjin period nr my life.
Me and Scbell, add Fernando Wood, to whom
the matter uv goin wnz referred, wuz opposed to
the trip altogether. We bed bin in two sicb, and
we knowd'afl about em. We bed bin baled all
over the country with Johnson, and we bed expe
rienced the elecnuus wich follered, and wuz shy
uv it. But Horri. wuz bound to go, and .wore
ef nothin else wuz done he wood go alone br bis
self, and ur conrae we yeelded. We stipulated,
however, that from fast to last he shood make
no alloosbens to politiks that the trip should be
for the purpus uv visitin the expusishen of Loois
v ille and Cincinnati, and that sich remark, ez he
shood make shood be purely agrikultnral of me
chauikal. This Horns objected to. He wuz sure that
the mere sbowin n v bisself to the populi. wood do
good, but be knowed that to .peek to em ez only
hecood .peek to em, wuz to fetch cm. For in
"Good Heaven r I sbreekt in array peak
in Penn.ylvany! No, yoor EweUency! Why
I checkt myself list in time, for I wuz a agora
on to remark that pennsylvany wuz a close State,
and to speak there wuz roujn. The cotsmitte in
charge retired for consultation. Wa was in a
quandary. Experience in Noo England bad I
showed how dangerous hi speekin is, asd we
wuz certain that it woodent do. Finally "is tks 1
only 8tatefae will pas thro wich we need feel
concerned about. Ohio the'Aboliahniats will
carry anyhow, and hi (peeking thro the State
may perhaps lose u s'&ngTesstnau or two, but'
the only bad effect will be he -will Increase their
majority. In Kentucky hi apeekin will redooaa
onr majority, but he cant dolt enuff to lose us
the State. Make bim promise not to talk poli
tiks anywhere, and not to open bis head in
Pennsylvany, and let bun gush ez long. sod ez
lood ex be wants to, the moment he strike. Ohio
and Kentucky, where he cant hurt us much."
This wuz agreed to and Horri compromised on
it. Fernandy charged him pertlkeley 00 two
pints, namely, to consiliate the solger element in
Pittsburg, which he cood do by general remsrks,
and the- nigger element in Kentucky. Gov.
Randolph ur N. Jersey, Gov. Walker, nr Virgroy
and me Wuz appinten a tard to go with bim
and see that he didn't Giftrwer.
The reorpshnns we met with waa all that heart
cood desire. Ez I lookt out upon the masses and
gazed onto tbeir red notes, I forgot that I wnz a
Liberal Bepublikin and for a moment fancied
mat 1 wuz a uimoKrat.
At Trenton, N. J., our beloved chef spoke first.
He remarkt that he bad no ijee ur specking,
that hesTtlz ez a privit citizen on his way to
rurit the Industrial Exposition at Cincinnati.
But be wood say that hi.mi.hen wuz to make
the people one in heart, one in sympathy, and
yoonited uudsr one flag in peace and harmony.
He desired the North and South to stand up
together, and clasp hands, fraternally across the
uioouy cnasm wicu neu been maue oy niisnnaer
standins and sich.
At Mantua that pure patriot Alex. MeCIure,
and at Downinton, Gov. Bigter, jined us, both
anxiously a beggin nr n not to let Horns speck
in Pennsylvany. Tbey loved Horris, but as they
wantid to beet Hartfrant, Horris must be si
lenced. rABKEBSBUBG. The Amerikin Cinciunatua
spoke with great warmth, and freedom. He re
markt that he had no ijee ur bein called on to
peek, bein merely a privit citizen, on hi way to
the Industrial Exposition at Cincinnati. But be
wood say that bis mishen wuz to make the peo
ple one in heart, one in sympathy aud yoonited
under one flag in peace aad harmony. He de
sired the North and South to stand np together
and clasp hands fraternally across the bloody
At this pint the train started much to onr re
leef. On the train however, after we left, we
found twenty-one men, each oue ur wich took
me aside, and wanted to know whether in case
the great and good Horri wuz elected, the offi
scs wood be distribited among his supporters in
proporshcu to the work they' didf I ashoored
em that wood be the case, and iu a fit nr enthoo
siaxm promised each one ujr em the offis he wnz
after. There is only three offlses in the town,
aud there is twenty-one ebuments and each one
is promised one ! They west away remarkin that
tbey sposed it wood be alllrite, but tbey didn't
know but that Horris mite be in earnest about
that d d Civil Service lieurm. They got off at
the next stashen feelin better.
Lewistox. The second father nv his country,
hed a splendid recepsban7 snd oratorically spea
kin, came out strong. He remarked that he wuz
a privit citizen on his pritit way to the great
Industrial Expusishen at Cincinnati. But ho
wood say that be wuz not a nepot, and that his
mishen wnz to make the people one in heart,
one in sympathy, and yoonited under one flag in
peace and harmony. He desired the North aud
South to staud up together; and clasp hands fra
ternally across the bloody chasm, wich wnz
Aleck McClure pulled the bell-rope here, and
we glode on. Skaacly Jt-Sttbe trsis -weartri,-wben
I nutist thirty ur more men aboard wich I
hed hed seen Iiurraiu at the depot. Oue at a time
these hungry cusses button-holed me, and every
female jackasses sou 11 v am wanted to know bow
about the offiscs in the event uv Horriscs elecsh
un. The great have their troubles!
Lancaster. This is the former home nv Thad.
Stevens. The simple old patriot spoke more
felisitonsly here than at any other pint. When
the train moved into the depot he put on bis
white bat carelessly, and with a copy of the Noo
York Triboon stickin oat ur his coat pocket be
remarkt that be was simply a privit citizen goin
in a privit way to the great Industrial Exposhis
hen at Cincinnati. Hs bed bin ths subject ur
much aboose. He hed biu branded ez a
secessionist, a rebel, a Know Nothin, a negro
trader, but he hed never denied em. But be
wood mereley say that bis mishen wuz to make
the people one in heart, one in sympathy and
yoonited under one flag ur peace and harmony.
He desired North and Sooth to stand np together
aud clasp bands fraternally across the bloody
Ex-Gov. iiigler pulled the bell-cord at this
pint, and we rushed on. The great and good
Greeley wuz mad at beiu interropted in hi
speech. He laid he'd be damd ef they'd ever let
him git over that bloody chasm, nohow; aud he
sot indignant all the rest uv the way to
IlARursBUBa. Here the rural Horri come ont
with more perspicasity than ever. He sed to the
people that skasely bed the. last gun nv our grate
civil war ceased to reverberate when hi voice
wuz raised for reconciliashun. At that time and
sence, hi niishun wuz to make the people one in
sympathy and yoonited nndsr one flag in peace
and harmony. He desired -North and South to
stand up together and clasp hand, across the
bloody chasm, wieh wuz
The train startad here and the speech wnz un
finished. We stopped at every atashsn on the road, and
Horris made sols-movin speeches to the people at
each place, wich wnz cheered vociferous. After
leaving each place likewise I wnz compelled to
give aujienee to from ten to fifty patriots wbo
wuz enlisted under the banner nr harmony and
consiliashen with all their souls, but wbo never
theless wanted to know wst wood be done with
the offlses in the event ur Horris' eleckshun.
At Altoona we wnz joined by representative,
from the South, inklosdln Csptain McPelter nr
the Cross Boads. There wuz nine or ten Coufed
rit officer, all nr wich bed bin bazed np and down
the country forlndnlgin in kn-kloxin wich is the
only amoozement the tyranikle government bez
left a high toned gentleman. They kept aloof
from the party till after hia speech at Pittsburg.
This oue speech ur tan ajsalt Peace-Maker wnznt
akkordiu to programe, but I liked, it. When he
warmed np and spoke nr theaoljen wich hed re
cently gathered there to faa the flames, and sich,
ur civil strife in the intorest nv Grant and aboos
ed em, I wept Troo, it will lose ns all tbe sol
gers vote! but it bez fastened to ns all the look
warm seeessiou vote wich bez heretofore doubted
tbe sincerity nr his con version. Colonel Buzard,
nr Alabama, waved his hat in uncontrollable en
thusiasm, when the great Horri commrost aboos
in the solgers wich bed jost met at Pittsburgh,
and before he got through, the whole nine ur em
wnz cheerio ez lustily ez tbey did at Fort Pillow.
And when be came to the pathetic account nr
how grandly the Sooth hed conceded everything
at tbe close nr tbe war everything for the saks
nr peace, Kernel McPelter fell oo the great phi
losopher's neck and wept: i
"How true," srd the Keiael between hi spasms
nr teen. "I nsrer realized afore bow conciliato
ry I wuz. But now Iaenlitall How welldol
remember the mornin that -I made np my mind to
concession.- It wnz in If. Leo hid bin masht,
JeS Davis wax in prison. Bay aijoers bed sll gon,
and there wax a company nv Federal solgers in
my front door yard. I then mads np my mind
that I wood straggle no mors, but wood concede
everything. After the (olgers was withdrawn", I
did hana a few nr em in spite nr ths muskets nr
the rreeaman s onro, ana possiely 1 may aer acip-
ed to burn out
it hundred since, bat I wnz allnx
conciliatory auuz, autoa.
And tbe Kernel wnz so agitated that be shook
from hi buzznm .a most b-aantiful pin made ur
the teeth nr niggers and earpet-lmgger which
hed fallen by hi good rite hand.
At Pittsburgh I left iu advance ar the party to
go on to Louisville to fix for his comin. Ez Hor
ace G. is to preecB peace,-1 want all the niggers,
northerners and other ohje--Uoesbl people, to bo
kept ont nr the way nr oar sun sssinn, that tbe
killin ur a dozen nr em mayswt.sfswtssefleet
nr the speeches ar the a-Tsat aa-rirlritoT. Isaal
jine em however sa oop sa pomlhl.
(Wich wax Pcatauuter, and wieh hopes to be
VSw 4t Ummjim Sb lmlmmA oaa4v
forty year ago, bow stintt aa a asaeatil at ths)
ratrtingtoa railway rtttioa.
A MeTKEaVH COTUXSKTU,
TTilUo, ar boy. my baby.
If ja lies tffl timmiw'a ass.
Tboogb It seems to me aach a wander.
Too win be Joat twenty aad one;
Johny wa tea yaan slier.
Tet it asema to me but a day
Knee yo aad your brother tacetber
Wet oat la the meadowa at play.
ttta yao liatra to mo, my darling,
Thia last of voor bojbcnd daya.
And treaaore deep in yoor manly beart
The praver that yoor mother prayaf
For yoa slip the cable to-morraw, dear,
Oa s sea that U deep and wldo: ;
God mat ns a happy aad pmapenuaToyare,
Fair winds and a favoring tide.
Hare yoa heant n yoor heart the echo
ui irceoom a crana ury nose.
And determined beyond a carl!
Forwhom, aad why, yoa will votst
To hare I thank God for the meaning
That ahlnea in yoor eyo of bis 1
I knew yoa would fight tho haul
And wear tho badge of the Use.
Tho' tho world aea not the amalet
Too wear in yoor loyal breast.
It will lead yoa orer the red sea waves
To a land of perfect rest.
Kneel by mr aide a moment,
Aa yoa knelt in tho vean gone by.
And aea tho pledge ofyoor manhood
In a vow that can never die j
Think ofyoor bnveyoong brother
And the nobis Ufa no gavo;
Think of tho mullon freemen
And tbe broken chains of the alave.
Think of Anderson prison,
Ito scenes of madneaa and wee.
Your naked sad atarring brother.
Ilia pnyen and hia dying throe;
And awear that no hand then Mle
Shall touch tbe acepter of power.
Or wrench from oor hands the rlctory
They was in that dreadful boor.
WILLIAJf LLOYBt QAKBtlSOW T CHI.
Vallhfal Beview ef sar Seumr's Career
Crrelerlasa KapSaed The eariaga ef the
Dear Me. Scmnkb: Though I should be
strongly induced," by tbe friendship subsisting be
tween us, to avoid taking a position antagonis
tical to your own, under ordinary circumstances,
even if I deemed it erroneous, yet sll persoual
considerations must be subordinated to the pub
lic welfare .when seriously imperiled. You do
not believe in silence in a crisis like the present,
nor do I. In your recent letter to certain color
ed citizens of Washington, you have spoken
plainly, vehemeutly, aud with rhetorical ampli
fication (not for tbe first time), in utter condem
nation of the President of the United States; aud
your advice to tbe whole body of colored voters
is, that they concentrate their suflrages upon a
rival candidate iu tbe person of Horace Greeley.
I reviewing your letter, I propose to speak
with equal plainness, and as earnestly, to coun
sel my colored conntrymeu uut to follow your
lead iu this matter, but, as voters, to move uni
tedly for there-election ofPresideut Grant, for
every consideration pertaining to their safety
aud happiness, to the cause of equal rights, and
to the furtherance of national peace and uuity.
Iu apologizing for your delay iu answering tbe
letter of inquiry referred to, you state that yon
"wished to be aided by the information which
time might supply." The kind of information
you desired or expected to gaiu in the brief space
ur seventeen aaj a, ids to cunjecturerout, lu"
view of your loug avowed estrangement from tbe
present Chief Magistrate, it could not have been
needed to intensify your hostility to his adminis
tration. Your reply is dated July 29, aud it ap
pears to bav e been as carefully timed to influence
the election in North Carolina on the 1st of Au
gust, before anything could be done to neutral
ize Its effect, as waa your- Grant indictment
speech iu the Seuate to determine tbe action of
the Philadelphia Convention. These coincidenc
es may have been accidental, but you must not
be surprised if, owing to the well known inflam
mable state of your mind, a general belief obtains
that you have unfairly availed yourself of oppor
tunities to work a fatal division in the Bepubli-
It affords you much gratification to be singled
out by your colored interrogators as " the special
advocate of tbeir rights." But this is an assump
tion which justice, as well as becoming modesty,
should have led you to (Msclalm, eveuifit waa
meant only to describe your congressional career.
Similar advocates bsve from time to time stood
bravely up, both in tbe Senate and in tbe House
of Representatives Wilson, Hale, Wade, Chase,
Giddings, Maun, Lovejoy, Julian, Palfrey, Thad
deus Stevens, Gerritt Smith, and others, wbo, if
not as copious and ornate in speech ss yourself,
have been asnnflinching and in their torn most
bitterly denounced, to say nothing of tbe thou
sands of anti-slavery men and women whose lot
it was to pass through the heat and burden of
tbe conflict, pleading, in season aud ont of sea
son, nearly a score of years before your voice was
heard in support of tbeir bolycausS. You have
since rendered eminent service to that cause;
yoor advocacy of it has been great aud meritori
ous; but to claim that it is peculiar at this late
day, as though yon stood aloue, and almost single-handed,
U a personal sppropristion very far
removed from self-abnegation, and quite unwar
ranted. The Bepublican party (tbe product of thirty
years' moral and religions agitation for the over
throw of slavery) has crushed a vast sectional re
bellion for the erection of an independent slave
empire; has emancipated four million of bonds
meu aud elevated them to" the plane of American
citizenship; has reconstructed the rebellious
State on- a common 'Constitutional basis with
universal liberty; has brought order out of cha
os, geueral tranquility out of wide spresd disaf
fection, unexampled prosperity out of frightful
devastation; and has advanced the banner of lib
erty and equality tar beyond tbe expectation or
hope of any man living ten years ago. The day
has gone by, therefore,, for any oue to exhibit re
markable courage or couspicuity hi the advocacy
of soy measure' in behalf of the rights and inter
ests of our colored population, except, indeed,
where the old alaveboldiug spirit'stili oaerciaeo
"mastery at the South. Nor i it pertinent to the
occasion to talk of their "infinite wrongs," now
that they are emancipated aud enfranchised, up
plied with multitudinous school and teachers,
free to make tbeir owu contracts as independent
laborers, protected a husbands and wires, bound
together a parents and children, voting and be
ing voted for, pursuing successfully all profes
sional employments, steadily augmenting tbeir
home comforts and laving np wealth, ocenpying
station of trust and emolumcut, and having
tbeir representative iu every Southern Legisla
ture and ou tbe door of Congress. True, ineer
taa. localities they are still subjected to many
indignities, -and sometimes to horrible outrages;
but these are intlirted by that class of iacurrigi
ble miscreant at the Sooth who are just now in
happy affiliation with yoanelf to place Horace
Greeley in tbe Preskkotial chair. True, there is
still throughout the cosatry a strew prejudice
against social equality irrespective of color; bat
this is steadily yielding, aad in many esses has
ceased to operate. The special time to express
sympathy for tho "infinite wrongs" of the col
ored race waa whet they had few to interfere for
tbeir deliverance from the. auction block; aad
slave eoffle, from the slave driver's gory lash,
from galling yokes aad torturing thumbscrews,
from tbe langs of pursuing Moodbourd, from
tbe elatchea of prowling kidaapprrs, from ineoa
eeiTsbla agonies at the burning stake; aad when
to "remember those in bond as bound with
them" led anywhere else than to tbe high places
of tbe country. And I always deeply regret, too
(as I am quite sure yoa now do), teat for so ma
ny years after the commencement of the strag
gle to effect that deliverance, when the elements
were melting with fervent beat, aad awbocratie
riolsnee for the sappieaaioa ofaatUterafT dis
cussion was ever j a here prevalent, not excepting
In yoor own native city, yoa took no active part
in that conflict, attended no antilavery gather
ings, gave no risible sign otauvsiy mtersst ta
rUMKcess; for the first ties bearing your pub
lic testimony against slsrsry la napitng ths ao
noxatiM of Texas. Whsa elected to tbe United
States Senate, in 1861, yea sat nearly eight
month in ths body ameteUraa ia respect to the
fugitive alave bill, eliciting strong rataoastraaeca
sgalnat your protracted sdessce, seeisg that, aa
t2Wfceesaar of Mr. Waster,nw tfieMamwai
regarded as aa important gain to tbe cause of
impartial ireeaom. mur silence was ine more
inexplicable, and furnished just cause-for unea
siness, Jccause in a speech made by you before
going 4 Washington, yon said: "Tbe subject
will notmit of postponement or desilation. It
is the sject, of subjects. From tbis time for
ward it vili be entertained by Cougreea; it will
be, aa it were, oae of tbe orders of tbe day; it
cannot be passed orer or forgotten.
We demand first aad foremost the instant repeal
of the fugitive slave hill." Yon took your scat
in the Seuate, December 1, 1651 ; it was not until
the SClh of July. 1BG8, that yon rose to advocate
that repeal, apologetically prefacing your re
mark, by saying: "Had I attempted this duty at
an earlier day, it might have been said, that aa a
new comer and inexnwienccd in this scene, with
out deliberation.-- Jswt!iy;- rashlr. rei. tj, I
inshcil tbis qusstiou before tbe country." Sure
y, no true frieud of humanity would have made
such a fling, and tbe possible sneer of its ene
mies were not deserving a moment's considera
tion. Besides, ths discussion had beeu going on
throughout tbe land ever since tbe passage of
the fugitive slave bill, so that to talk of " push
ing tbe question" upon the public attention was
a misapplication of language.
Nevertheless, once niittine Tour haud to the
plow, you did not look back; once breaking tho
painful spruce, you have not ceased to s(eak,
with grat boldness and rare rloqiienre, fur the
completjk enfranchisement of tho colored race;
norhaf I failed to stand by you through evil re
port a& through good re'iort, chrcriug ymi on,
and Isitb iu public and in private, vindicating
you from tbe unjust attacks of your pm-slavcry
Inducer. My reference to the early daya of
anti-slavery trial is uot to tear from your brow
one of the laurels with which it is so honorably
bound; lint when to mate yonrinjlufcr potential
trifA'Ju- eofomf r'refort to tmrc their rota for Mr.
Grtetty Mr. Greeley's organ, tho Irioaae, un
truthfully proclaims you to bare been "tbe fore
most enemy of human slavery, when 'abolition
ists' was a term of reproach from one eud of the
conntry to the other" "the best and wisest
friend of tbe freeduieu in the trying years since
emancipation" -'loved and trusted by the color
ed race above all other men in America" justice
requires that tbe deception should be exposed,
snd the whole truth told. In nothing of cour
age and vigilance, of zeal and fidelity iu securing
equal rights fur the colored nee, has your re
spected co-Senator, Henry Wilson, been outstrip
ped by you ; and no member of Congress has
done more for them. Nay, loug before yon were
seen or known in opposition to slavery, be was
actively engaged in the noble strife under the
banner of immediate and unconstitutional eman
cipation. Dnring thirty-six years of public life
be has made tho freedom of tbe nee, so long
peeled and trodden down, paramount to all polit
ical considerations. Instead of ersistently shun
ning anii-siavery meetings, ue was a frequent at
tendant upon them, and freely' participated in
tneir proceedings, aow mat tie lias been deserv
edly nominated by tbe Bepnblicau party for the
Vice-Presidency of tb United States, and, if elec
ted, may possibly in turn of events be tbe acting
President, it should be a matter of pride and
gratitude on the part of colored voters to give
bim their united suffrages. As he is a Massachu
setts Senator, like yourself, he baa been a warm
personal friend and faithful coadjutor, aud stood
1111 undauntedly in your defense when bloody vi
olence sought your life, I think it is discredita
ble to you that yon have not only evinced no
satisfaction with tbe choice of the Kepnhlicau
party In this particular, but have treated it as
iuuruvthw f. rMiVtfniitililLr T jnal.. tliirt-aliuht.:
IUC uioiw utHicrauic, juu uato usru p.iiiin in eu
logize his political rival for the Vice-Presidency,
Gntz Brown, as oue'whom Von "have known
for yean aa a most determined abolitionist!" It
is an immensely exaggerated claim. Put a hun
dred men like Untz Drown into one scale and
Henry Wilson into the other, fur anti-slavery
service rendered, and for reliable friendship for
our colored population, and tbey would violently
kick the beam. There is no comparison to he
made Iietvveeii these candidates as to trustwor
thiness or meritorious character. The nomina
tion of oue so openly pronuiinced on all the lead
ing reformatory movements of the age a Henry
Wilson is a crushing reply to the hollow charge
that the Kepnbllcan party Is without a mission,
aud given over to corruption.
Having at last decided to support Mr. Greeley,
(wby did yon linger so long, in view of bis extra
ordinary virtues and sdmirablo Presidential qual
ifications I) you naturally proceed to make the
most of him. I. "He was born to poverty." So
were millions besides. What then? Does Charles
Sumner deem himself unfortunate for having
been bom to competence! !. "He educat
ed himself in a printing office." Thousands of
others have done the tame thing; is it any rea
son wby be or tbey should be put into the Presi
dential chair! X "He started with nothing but
industry and a character." An every day occur
rence in all parts of the country. 4. "Always
beneficent with the pour." Is that a nre trait,
and worthy of grave consideration in determin
ing whoshsll be ths next President I 5. "An
honesty which no suspicion has touched," There
is nothing peculiar in this. Iu tbe ordinary deal
ing, of businesa life, Lo doubt, Mr. Greeley is
honest; be will neither cheat nor pick your jmck
et. But in his political management he ha been,
and continues to be, far from upright, substitut
ing a low expediency for unswerving rectitude.
The great American compromiser, Henry Clay,
living and dying, was alike his idol snd model.
He does not find it difficult to believe that tbe
end sanctifies tbe means. To adhere to a fixed
principle of right, come what may, be regards as
fsnsticism; to sacrifice it for a present attaina
able advantage is, in bis opinion, statesmsnsbip.
In the vestment of public affairs be is unrelia
ble, anJwitbout vision or judgment. Tbe latest
exhibitifi of his slipperiness is seen in bis high
protection dodge at Cincinnati to reconcile free
traders to his nomination. He eem to be quite
destitute of moral sensibility-, and when occasion
favon can easily be doped. He sees no good rea
son why fire and gunpowder should always re
main at variance, or wby light and darkness
should never coalesce. It is only for Southern
disloyalty to put on the guise of patriotism to be
accepted as a proof of repentance and regenera
tion. The Adversary, when dressed ss su angel
of light, is not to be repulsed or suspected, bnt it
will be a Christian act to shake hands with him,
whether over a " bloody cbasm'1 or the bottom
less pit! His clamor for universal amnesty, and
for a total oblivion of tbe causes and consequen
ce of tbe late dreadful war, is directly iu tbe
interest of another Southern rebellion; aud should
he be oor next President, as he has reneatMllr
proclaimed his belief in the right of secession if
agreed npou oy. eooiroung sectionsl majority,
there iajrrason for tbe grarest apprehensions a
what Ay transpire under hia administration.
There Med be adduced uo rase for greater dis
trust or stronger condemnation than ia found in
the (act that the great body of Southern white
loval la form by necessity, uot choice urn m.
ger for hi success, while a large a proportion of
the Southern freedmen are trembling in fear of
11, iot toej iimureufcij iciccitb wnas win ue
the sad consequence to themselves. They may
not, indeed, be again reduced to bondage; but
short of this, there will be little regard paid to
tbeir personal or political right. For this -reason
it Is that they are feeling so alarmed and in
dignant at the' stupidity or perfidy of any of tbeir
number in voting for tbe Greeley ticket; and
well may. a wide margin of allowance be made
for them, if, in any case, they hare attempted to
Srerent thia by personal violence. Their object
1 not to strike down freedom or choice, bnt to
save themselves from a cruel betrayal. Yon can
shed ao light oa their pathway; for tbsy have a
much dearer vision than yoor own, and a practi
cal knowledge of the men and tbjng around
them that roe do aad piawtaa. Talk not tu them
la dispangemeut f President Grant; tell them
not of the superior virtue of Mr. Greeley! A a
matter of common sense and ordinary prudence,
tbey only ask tbey need only ask on which
side are their deapiaen end persecutor rallying,
Ku-Kluxes and all, to come to tbe sensible con
cltnrioo that their safety lies in an opposite direction-
Tot it is Charles Sumner wbo ha exerting
all hia powers to panwsd them to the contrary!
By what witchcraft ha this been brought about t
JM fill lsii1lll wsttnaacnirTtt
wrahiml moils anil r r"T'" 1
The special point that yoa-areas npou," the
rrjtafal im-i'm ' - "," lethia:
"Horace Greeley, from early life, was 'earnest
and constant against slavery, full of sympathy
with tbe colored nee, and always foremost ltf
the great battle for their rights. I am
an much of a Republican that I wish to sect in the
Presidential chaira life long abolitionist," Here;
agaiu, as iu the rase of Gratz Brown, yon make a
claim that cannot be lultstantiated. Mr. Greeley
never was and never assumed to be an abolition
ist. He never denounced slavcholding a a star
fan is or, dot advocated the immediate libera
tion of tbe slaves, nor rccouimeuded a direct as
sault upon slavery itself, uor discountenanced all
pro-slavery compromises, nor objected torn sla
very, representation iu Congress, or. to the legal
rendition of fugitive slaves, nor connected him
self with any anti-slavery organization, nor sanc
tioned tbe abolition movemeut. He was a trim
mer thmagbont "the .wfauU atruajW, notwith
standing Ibat he 'wrote and published much that
was serviceable to the cause of freedom. He was
not even a Free-Soiler, bnt always a Henry CIsy
Whig, until Republicanism supplanted the Whig
and Free-Soil parties. Even after the slaves
were set free nuder Abraham Lincoln's proclama
tion of emancipation, he was in favor of paying
those who hail rubbed theui of every right aud
rioted upon tbtir unpaid toil, not lass than four
fanudred millions of dollars! Far different waa
the manner ill which your friend. Mr. R. W. Em
erson, regarded 'this pecuniary adjustment be
tween the olave master and slave:
tiler the owner compensation i
Fill op tho bag to tbe brim I
CTbi theownerf The sU re Is owner!
Not so, said Mr. Greeley ; pay the motey fi
the slav e masters. Aud this, too, after tbey had
risen iu rebeliiuu. and involved the country in
all the horrors of civil war to perietuate their
dcsiMitic power, snd at the cost of ihousanda of
millions of dollars!
And this is your " Ilfetimn abolitionist," iMr.
Sumner, "always foremost in tbe great battle
for tbe rights of the colored race, and full of
sympathy for them !" Why, even their coliuiza-
tioii in Africa waa an agreeable device to bim;
for; personally, be cherished the common preju
dice against them, though certainly ready to be
friend any suffering applicant, black or whitj
being naturally of u lieuevolent disMwition.- it
is to his credit that he was opposed to the rutro-"
ductinn of uew slave Slates into the Uns", ami
also to the annexation of new territory fir tb
extension of slavery; nevertheless, with his com
promising tendencies aud sentimental view." of
peace, if he bad been in tbe Presidential chair
when the rebellion broke out, the chances would
have lieeu that tbe Confederate States might
have dictated terms to the whole country, even
to the extant of recognizing their independence,
and leaving the slaves to their fate. For Mr,
Greeley belongs to that class of peace makers
who vociferously cry, "Peace, peace," when
there is no peace. He believes in capping Vesu
vius. It is exnllingly announced by hi. organ, tbe
Tribune, that "a few yearsairo if Horace Greeler
had ventured into Georgia or South Carolina hi
wonld have Iweti hanged on tbe nearest lamp-
post; now bis name is cheered to the echo in
every Southern city, and the ex-elavchulders aud
soldiers of the rebellion, the men who always
made Southern opinion, aro unanimously in fa
vor of electing bim President!" A boast like
this should bo equivalent to tying a millstone
around his neck to drown bim iu the depth of tho
patriotic sentiment of the conntry. It is rebel
cunning ami duplicity on the broadest seal.
In fact, North aud South, the Greeley move
ment is characterized bv tho grossest rfismuniTs)-
. w-i..m -mrerw BaT rrvriOay Ot
your letter now under review : "We suppose all
Democrats wish to divide the colored vote, ai.d
detach n part of it from Grant; and if tbey de
sire the end, they must consent to endure tho
means. What if Mr. Sumner docs assure tho ne
gro voters that the Democratic party have bo
come converts to the principle of the Republi
can party f II is only adapting hi language to
their apprehensions and prejudice" i.e., be Is
only attempting to play Hku their credulity,
nnd so secure their votei for Greeley; for tue
Deinocratic parly bava not beoime convert, to
the principles of the Republican part v they are
simply in masquerade! It is a frank, truthful,
lint audacious confession.
Wilha great show of magnanimity yon any, "1
am against fauuing anrient flames into continu
ed life, lam against raking iu the ashes of tho
past fur coals of lire yet burning. lam against
tho ivolicy of hate. Freely I accept the hand that
is offered (Art thou in health, my brother 1), and
reach forth my own in friendly grasp." Why
this gushing display of fraternal foelingf Hare
yon hitherto been animated by a spirit of ven
geance? In your present amicable state of mind,
wherein do yon differ from the wbide body of tbe
people of the North? To insinuate that any por
tion of them tbat President Grant or the Re
publican party have at any previous period
cherished, or do uow cherish, any wrath, or mal
ice, or tuikindness, toward tbe people of tbe
South, ito libel them grievously. To accuse
them of wishing to " fan ancient dames Into rm
tinned life," to piirsuo "the policy of bate," into
bear false witness, for there I among them but
one universal feeling of good will, and they de
sire nothing so much aato "let bygone be by
gones" iu good faith. Bnt, seeing how eontn
nacinus has been tbe rebel spirit toward every
needful measure for tbe restoration of nnblie or
der aud tbe protection of all classes alike, they
can not allow themselves to be deceived into the
beliefthat.it Is no longer whst it was, but thor
oughly loyal and patriotic, merely becanseof it
verbal assent to any form of patriotic averment,
however unexceptionable, seeing tbat it ha at
this Presidential opportunity the moot powerful
temptation to lie and dissemble. In order to
clutcb tbe rriu of government, as of old.
It wis a lie from the liegiuuia-g, aud "foil of
all deceivableueas of unrighteousness," having
broken the moat- solemn pledges, tnlntiplied it
prejudices, and committed such abomination, ss
to make the earth stand aghast. Under these)
circumstances, it must not and it can not bo
trusted, even though it shout for Horace Gree
ley are heard in every Southern city, town, audi
villager "Tbe voice is Jacob's voice, but the)
band are the bands of Esau."
My letter is already much too long to allow-me
apace to notice your sweeping impeachment of
President Grant, which is but a repetition of
your speech in the Senate. Thrice you have slain
tbe slain; yet tbe Preaideut will not down at
your blading! iu charging npou his adminUtra-
tiun uiat -it is marKetl by acta or delinquency,
.. .. . ..,- . . . - - - r.
especially toward tb colored race (!), by the aids
of which tbe allegations on tbe impeachment of
-.,. WVHUPJh HUP l.UUIVl SUU HIIMIi BUU
that, "unquestionably, he deserves impeachment
for high crimes and misdemeanors, rather than a
renomiuatioii," your extravagance of speech is
iu best refutation. Tbe blow is trot felt by bim ;
the recoil -ia uxu yourself.
"If auy rained friend separates from me now,"
yon say, "it will te ieaaaae As place a mam abort
primapla." Pardon me iu saying that I think
the very reverse ofthis will be true. Tbe sepa
ration will be maiuly with reference to those
principles and measures which have jaado tbe
present administration illustrious, and to Presi
dent Grant only as oue deemed worthy to be in
trusted with magisterial power for another term.
The issues presented make all mere personal eoo
aiderations comparatively iniiguificant. .
Remembering tbat "the price of liberty is eter
nal vigilance," 1 remain.
Wa. Lloyd Gajuusox.
Slul MH, I..I........ ... , a..,!....,,! KM.l X.!,f f ,...1
As honest blacksmith wa once grossly Insul
ted, aud hia character infamonily defamed.
Friends advised bim to seek redress by means of
tbe law, but to one and all be replied: "No; I
will go ' to my forge, and there, iu six month I
shall have worked out such a character and
earned such a name as sll tb judges and lawyers
iu tbe world could never sive me." V
TH mails having for a week, foiled to coma to
mainiui Arkansas town, the local psser ssrs
it has been forced todraw heavily oa the 1
for euor. and if communication with tho oat.
world ahould be at ill lougvr.cat oa", "wewiHha
obliged next vask, to make extract tttm Oa
bible; thus (applying ome of oar readora, at
least with matter eulirelyjiewta thsa" "
Ha wbo knows nothing is iiihsaaail la every
thing. - ai .' -
Maria and Jane PorUr 'bad; high brovn and
impltrteatarea. - t '