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W. J. YATES, Editor am Propkietok. (
Tu nis of Subucriptvjn Three Dollars, in advance. j
iu r.Mnr-n ijy
WILLIAM J. YATKS, Editor and Proprietor.
Terms Three Dollars per annum in advance.
Adveri laments will be inserted at reasonable
rates, or in aeeordanee with contract.
Oli it nary notices of over five lines in length will
lie charged for at advertising rates.
SMITH & HAMMOND
llavfi in Store a Full Stock of Drugs, Medicines,
iVc., which they are offering at very low prices,
wholesale and n.tail.
Country Merchants and others visiting Charlotte
will do well to call and get quotations.
Aws:. ZK 170.
Dr. W. H. Hoffman, , .
Kiivet Fully informs the citl.f-nsof Charlotte and
tii- jirliie gnerally, that he has permanently loca
ted iii Charlotte, lie is fully prcpard to attend to
calls relating to Lis profession.
A sw( ( fsfr.i pructiee for more than 10 years in
t!iis section of eoinitr a id iii t!i" Confederate army
F Virginia during the late war, warrants him in
promKiiiLr entire satisfaction to all parties who may
desire his services.
lii.i ;:s M. V. I'cgnun Cashier 1st Nation
al li-i !: of Charlotte ; Dr. Win. Sloan. Dr. J. II. Mc
.Vlfii. and W.J. Yates, Kditor Charlotte Democrat.
.lau :;!, 1HT0. lv
Tii- mIiI l.r.n of ALEXANDER & BLAND is
Im Im r vived. at the former stand in JJrown's
I. ! din , o(.; o :t th.- C. ;M tte Hotel. Entire sat-;-.'.(-.
i' -it i:. guaranteed, teetii can be extracted with
out pain. Tiie patronage of our old customers is
) e.-! ed ld v solicited.
.lint- ;. isro.
Robert Gibbon, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEOX.
Z" ' )!l:ee over Smith fc Hammond's Drug Store
U si-lenee on College Street.
.Ian :!. 170.
J. P. McCombs, M. D.,
OlTers liis profi ssional services to the citizens of
Cliaiiolte an 1 sarrounding country. All calls, both
night and day, promptly attended to.
Olliee in IJrow.fs bjildiug, tip stairs, opposite the
Dr. JOHN II. McADEN,
Wholesale and R3tnil Druggist,
CIIAKLOTTK, X. C,
Has on hand a large and well selected etoek of PUKE
DIl';S, Chemicals, Patent, Medicines, Family
Medicines, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dye Stufis,
Fancy and Toilet Articles, which he is determined
I i sell at tiie very lowest prices.
Tan 1. 1S71.
Dr. E. C. ALEXANDER,
CHARLOTTE, X. C,
' Off-v his se rvices as Physician to the citizens of
I: .rk.tfe and surrounding country.
" Dr. A 1 xandr makes a goo I Cough Mixture,
belter t !ia:i anv Patent Mediehie. Try it.
Feb 7. 1M70.'
CiJA. LOTTE, X. C.
Tais well-known House having been newlv fur
i i.-he.l and n -tit ted in very department, is now open
I r tin' accommodation of the
TI'A VELlXti PUBLIC.
I f, ' )innihiisses at the Depot on arrival of Trains.
Ian -J I. 170. II. C. ECCLES.
Sioves, Tin & Sheeting Iron Ware.
Always on hand the best STOVES in the market.
Spear's Cliloriic, Excelsior, Columbia and Live-
ak Cooking Stoves.
Box and Parlor Stoves,
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware,
Hollow Ware, Japanese Ware, and varinus
All wares and work warranted as reprcented.
t Orders respectfully solicit e 1.
Fcb-jy, is:o. d. II. BYERLY.
JOHN T. BUTLER,
Watch and Clock Maker,
AND OK M.I'.K IN
.7EWKLUY, FIN E WATCHES CLOCKS,
Watch Materials, Spectacles, tye.
Augl!, IS'JT. C1IAULOTTK, N. C.
D. SNYDER & SON,
Gun and Lock Smiths,
ClIAIiLOTTE, X. CM
Dealers. M:iujifa tarers ami I -pairers of all kinds of
tents, i:i:i,.s, PKtois, Door Locks, Trui.u LccLsand
Keys t all iz . s.
'fhelu.-i (;f (Jims, Piiiles, etc., consrantly for sale
or pro-areiI to onli r at prices i.ow 1jwx."
Co to the new Jobbing Shop to get your Arms,
Kith s or Sporting Cods, .r have' yoe.r old worl;
made as gI as r.cw.
Shop Parks' B'lil.ling near the Pubii-- Square.
Aug-j:. 1S70. E. SXVDEK.
Shoes and Boots, Leather, &c.
s. II. M EACH AM,
In Tin: National Bank Brn.nixf;,
Has received a very large stock of
HOOTS, SHOE S, LEATIIEK,
Shoe-Findings, Belting, &c,
lo whu-h he respectfully asks the attention of
M holes-ale an l retail buvcrs.
Thecxannnation of his stock by country mer
vhants is solnat, ,, as it will be sold on as favorable
-vrms as can be ot.tained anvwlu re
All the new siyl, s of lia lies' and Centlemans'
.mk and Louts will w- Unuul in CHEAT YAKIE-
BenuMnberthe place-Si,,,,, i:i I:Ulk n.iiyine
next door to Granite Row.
Oet. 10, 1870. Jim S. r, M F.AC II AM
Gun Smith, &c.
The undersigned has opened a Shop h the Brick
iailding next to the Charlotte Hotel, where h. 5v
ready to do any work in his line, such as making
C OPPER STILLS, GPXS, LOCKS, &v.
He is an experienced workman and has a good
assortment of material on hand; also, Guns and
Pistols for sale.
Give him a call, if for nothing else than an ex
amination, as jK. js billing always to guarantee sat
isfaction ' - F KV ESTER.
Sept. 2(, ls70. 3m l-2pd
Vc -want to purchase a large amount of "WOOL,
tor winch we will pay the highest market price.
McMlTlIi'vv n vi5 rn
N-ptember o, 1870.
1 i 11 " - i - . , , .. . - . 1 , - . , .... - 1 " - -mm-mmmimmmmimmmmm
The Next President. The Urbana
(Ohio) Union hoists a ticket consisting of
li. Gratz Brown for President, and John
Quincy Adams for Vice-President in 1872,
and also furnishes a platform for the candi
dates as follows :'
1. The jurisdiction of the National Gov
ernment supreme and exclusive in national
affairs. The jurisdiction of the State gov
ernments supreme and exclusive in local and
2. Kevenue reform.
3. Reform in civil service.
4. Restoration of lawful money.
5. Universal amnesty and universal suf
frage. To Wholesale Buyers,
I Manufacture, constantly, CANDIES of -nil
kinds, which will be sold as cheap as can be bought
in the Northern market.
24 Tryon Street.
New Millinery Goods.
Has just returned from the North with a large as
sortment of Millinery Goods. She invites the Ladies
to call and see the latest styles and fashions.
Read This! Read This!!
OSBORNE & SCHIPP,
Manufactciseks op Harness and Saddles,
Have removed from opposite the First National
B ink to the store formerly occupied by E. Lowen
gard, two doors above Messrs. Brcin, Brown ct Co's
Hardware Store, where they keep the most extensive
stock ever kept in this market for
Wholesale and Retail.
They will comp te in prioes with any house in the
Un".t -d States
Leather for Sale.
Depot for SCII1FF & BKO'S Tannery
Oct 10, 1S70.
Burroughs & Springs,
Geir-r i Ag -nts of the E piitable L'fe Assurance
Society for the State of North Carolin i. Assets
$1"2,0(K),000, and one of the most popular Companies
in the United States.
m'iinouGiis & SPKIXG3,
Agents for Fir-it Clas, Fire Insurance Companies.
Call at their Office on College Street.
15U11KOUGHS & SPRINGS,
Manufacturers of thecclebiwted Anti-Friction Lubri
cating Oil, at wholesale or retail. Office on College
Street, Charlotte, N. C.
UUHROrGlIS & SPRINGS,
Dealers in Peruvian Guano, Soluble Pacific Guano,
Etiwan, Wand-) and Magnum-Bonum Plioshates,
Dixon Mixture, Land Plaster, Calcined Plaster,
Cement and Lime. College Street, Charlotte, N. C.
" C ARD
All persons indebted to us either by Note or Ac
count are requested t: come forward and pav before
January 1st, "lST. After that date they will be in
otiier hands for collection.
B C HI JO UG II S & PHI N G S.
Dec 22, 1870.
At Smiths' Shoe Stores.
You v.n buy the best and cheapest -Iioots, Shoes,
Leathcy, Hats, Trunks and Tobacco.
Oct 17, IRiO. s. r. smith & co.
R. M. MILLER & SONS,
GENERAL PRODUCE DEALERS
College Street, Ciiaulotte, N. C.
May 16. 1870.
ii. c. ecci.es, t. ii. oaitheh,
of Iredell countv, N. C. of Moeksville, N. C.
ECCLES & GAITHER.
Auctioneers and Commission Merchants,
CHARLOTTE, N C,
For the sale and purchase of Cotton, Tobacco, Grain.
Fiour, Produce and Merchandize of all kinds.
They have removed their Store to the Brick
H )use below Springs' building, Trade Street.
Eei-ekexces T. W. Dewey fc Co., Bankers; M.
P. Pegram, (ishier, First National Bank; W.J.
Ya!'-s,' Editor "Western Democrat," Charlotte, N. C.
Stoves, Tin, Jappaned and
AT WHOLESALE AND HETAIL,
OpiosIte Tiios. . Tate & Thos. W. Dewey's Bank
ing House, Tryon Street,
Charlotte, N. C.
HOOFING, GUTTERING and REPAIRING
promptly attended to.
Feb 7, 1870. GEO. P. DAOUGIIERTY.
J. Y. BRYCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
ClIAIiLOTTE, x. a
Particular attention paid to the selling of all kinds
of Produce, Cotton and Tobacco.
Highest cash price paid for Cotton.
Zjs" Ail orders from a distance promptly attended
to. J. Y. BRYCE.
March 5, 1800. W. H. BRYCE.
Watch Maker & Jeweler,
Being ousted by the late fire, I have moved across
the street to the Store between Messrs Wittkowsky
fc Rintle's and Dr. Scarr's Drug Store, where I am
receiving a new stock of Watches, Clocks. Jewelry,
Spec tacles, Silver ware, fcc, &c, w Inch will be sold
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry carefully repaired
and waranted for twelve months. A. i I ALES
Cane Seat Chair Manufactory,
LIXCOLNTOX, X. C.
Established, 1 855.
The undersigned continues to manu
facture Parlor and Bed Room Chairs,
Cane Back Rocking Chairs, Ladies' Seu -;
ing Chairs, Store Stools of every descrip
tion and pattern cheaper than anv Es
JAMES H. MARSH.
LlXCOLNTOX, N. C.
A Large Supply
- JL J.
Of the alovenetn and durable Chairs may be foona
at my Cabinet Ware Room in Charlotte."
i Dee 22,1870,
F. M. SIIELTON.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., TUESDAY JANUARY 3,
A Deserved Compliment.
The Raleigh Gazette of Dec. 22d, contains
the following deserved compliment to an
Artist well known in this City :
THE TWO SISTERS.
Editor of the Gazette: Happening upon
a recent visit to your City of Oaks, to stroll
into the Atelier of one of your citizens Mr
Wille Garle Brown, who it seemed had but
just returned home after a Southern tour
during the autumn, we were shown two por
traits recently finished at Charlotte. They
are the likenesses of two sisters the blisses
Elias Madge and Rachel daughters of
Mr Elias, merchant of Charlotte, and ex
ceedingly fair and beautiful Jewesses they
are. Eithex-would recall vividly Scott's
Rebecca in Ivanhoe. But as a specimen of
that rare and difficult art of Portraiture,
known as oil painting, we were particularly
struck with the execution of the portrait of
the elder sister, Madge. For tone and har
mony of coloring we think it could be col
lated favorably in its genre with pictures at
home or abroad. The cheeks have that rich
mellow tone of pulpness, and that softness of
nature, found no where so appositely save
upon the sun-touched side of a luscious
Malicatoon peach, ripened in old Andalusia.
You can, without imagination, in Madge's
portrait believe in Harvey's circulation of
the red stream of life beneath the transparent
dermis. And readily see, that seldom seen
touch of "a full brush," considered by all
connoiseurs as the chefiVoeuvre of excellence.
The tints in the transparency of the shadows,
showing the colors sleeping beneath, and the
fleshy appearance of freshness seems to be
near the perfection of coloring in portraiture.
Both likenesses are admirable, as all think
who know them, but Madge's likeness is the
jewel of all the tribe.
These two Paintings in oil, alone, would
establish the reputation of Mr B. were it
needed that "to excel him 'twere difficult"
indeed anywhere, and by any one.
We believe Mr Brown of Raleigh, has
made more life-size portraits, and at the same
time striking likenesses, than any Painter
in America not excepting Sully of Philadel
phia. He has painted between three and
four thousand likenesses of men, women and
children, of the rich and of the poor. It was
Mr Brown who went into the held during
the war with Mexico, and at the famous
Walnut Springs, painted that lifelike Pic
ture of Old Zack and his favorite charger,
Old Whitey. And we very much doubt
whether the delicacy of his pencil and the
truthfulness of his brush can now be excelled
bv many Artists of anv country. And in
conclusion will say
That in the "bright radiance and collateral light
They'd be comforted in comparison."
Elizabeth City, N. C, with a population of
about '2,500 souls, has a United States Sen
ator, Congressmen, judge, coast inspector,
and a State judge and two members of the
A man at Springfield, 111., bet two ladies
a new dress each that they could not refrain
from talking for two hours. One of them
held out for an hour and ten minutes, and
the other won the dress. They made it up
on him, however, when the time expired.
The young ladies of Poughkecpsie, New
York, are organizing a society for the en
couragement of young men who do.ie to
Pay cash as you go in 1871, and keep the
MEBANEYILLE, X. C.
The Spring Term of 1871 begins January 3d.
For Circular address
Cou WM. BINGHAM.
Dec 18, 1870 lm
N. C. COLLEGE,
. MT. PLEASANT, CABARRUS CO., N. C.
The second half-session of present scholastic term
begins January 2d, 1871.
Tuition, 20 weeks, - - $10 to $20
Board, " " - - m to 4
The sons of all orthodox Ministers will be charged
but half the usual rates of Tuition.
For further particulars apply for Catalogue.
Address, Rev. L. A. B1KLE,
Dec 22, 1S70 4v President.
The next Session will commence Jan. 3d, 1871.
Trinity offers the very best Collegiate advantages,
either for graduation in the full course, or for pro
ficiency in any School or Schools.
Tuition per Session, ... $25 to $35
Board per month, including furnished
room and servants, ... $10 to $13
Send for Catalogue. B. CRAVEN.
Dec 22, 1870 4w President
Mount Pleasant Female Seminary
Jit. rieasatit, Cabarrus Co., -Y V.
Board per session of 5 months, $55 00
Tuition in Primary Department, $6 00 to 10 00
" Academic " 12 00 to 15 00
" Collegiate " 18 00 to 20 00
Music, Painting and Modern Languages, extra.
Tup second half session will commence on the
first Monday in January, 1871. Those desiring
1 educational facilities will find it to their interest to
communicate with t.e Principal.
For information or Catalogues, address
DANIEL I. DREIIER.
Dec 22, 1S70 3w Principal.
The undersigned, under the business style of
YOUNG & COCHRANE, lurve opened an Office
in the room formerly occupied bv the Charlotte
Bank, situated on Tryon Street, Charlotte, opposite
the Banking House of T. R Tate & T. W. Dewey,
where they offer protection, against loss of property
by Fire upon as accommodating terms as can be ob
tained any where. They represent some of the
In tlM United States and in England, and are pre-
pared to o'Jer inducements to persons wishing In
surance, which will make it their interest to give
them a call before taking policies elsewhere.
Bv attention to business and a spirit of liberality
iu all Jieir transactions, they hope to share a fair
portion of the public patronaze.
John a. young,
Dec 22. 170 y R. E. COCHRANE.
Jr A Trip to the Mad-Stone.
The Gazette, last week, contained notices
of the ravages of mad dogs near Carlin's
Springs, in this and Fairfax Station, in Fair
fax county. The victims at Carlin's Springs,
Miss1 Mary Davis, a young iady of about
sixteen years of .age, and Mr James Rey
nolds, wno vrere bitten on Saturday, the 10th
ult..'cameto town on the Monday following
and started on the Manassas train that morn
ing for the mad-stone in Fauquier couuty.
They returned on Friday last, and give the
following account of their visit :
The stone is owned by Mr Uriel Triplett,
who-lives about two miles northwest of
Iiectortown, in whose family it has been an
nir loom for many generations, descending
frbni father to son from time almost imme
morial, being carefully preserved by each
possessor as his most valuable inheritance.
Its benefits are dispensed gratuitously, the
only consideration demanded being a moder
ate amount for the board of the patients.
The stone is about an inch long and half an
inch thick, and resembles in appearance a
piece of coke. It has been applied in innu
merable cases to wounds inflicted by snakes
and mad animals, and in no instance has its
healing effect been known to fail; in fact,
its application is regarded by many persons
in the neighborhood of Kectortown, and bv
large numbers throughout the State and
county, as a certain specific preventive of
hydrophobia. On the same train with the
Carliu's Springs victims, and for the same
purpose, went a little boy, a child of Mr
Marshall, who had been bitten by a dog at
Fairfax Station, and upon whom the virus
had produced such an effect that he was sick
and would niove about on his hands and feet.
Of course his condition merited and received
the first attention, and he went away ap
parently perfectly restored. The injury Miss
Davis had received was then attended to.
She had been bitten on the first joint of the
little finger of the right hand, in the fleshy
part of which the tooth of the dog had cut a
gash, and the wound looked jagged and irri
tated, and the resulting inflammation and
pain had extended up the arm. The scab
having been removed with warm water, the
stone was applied to the raw surface, to
which it attached itself so firmly that it
could not be shaken off for some minutes, or
until it became saturated-with the poison,
when it was removed and placed in a tum
bler of water, in which it discharged the
matter it had absorbed, the virus rising to
the surface and coating it with a greenish
skim, interspersed with brightly shining
globules. The stone being cleansed, its ap
plication was repeated twice with the same
result, but when applied the fourth time it
wouUl not adhere, and all the poison, it was
said, had been extracted. Mr lieynold's
wounds were inflicted before those received
by Miss Davis, but though the scabs were
removed and fresh surfaces presented, as the
stone would not adhere to them he is now
uncertain whether the scratches on his hand
were made by the dog or by briars.
Mr Reynolds and Miss Davis called at the
Gazette office on the evening of their return,
with Mr Carlin, the proprietor of Carliu's
Springs, and gave the above account of their
visit to the famous mad-stone. They are
both assured of the efficiency of the means
they have employed, and consequently have
no fears of hydrophobia. Alexandria ( 1'a.)
How Some People Marry.
A young man meets a pretty face in the
ball room, falls in love with it, courts it,
marries it, goes to housekeeping with it, and
boasts of having a home and a wife to grace
it. The chances are nine to ten, that he has
neither. He has been taken in and done
for ! Her pretty face gets to be an old
story, or becomes faded, or freckled, or fret
ted, and as the face was all he wanted, all
he paid attention to, all he sat up with, all
he bargained for, all he swore to love, honor
and protect, he gets sick of his trade, knows
of a dozen faces he likes better, gives up
staying at home evenings, consoles himself
with cigars, oysters and politics, and looks
upon his home as a very indifferent board
inghouse. A family of children grows up about him;
but neither he nor his face knows anything
about training them, so the v come up helter-
skelter, made toys of when babies, dolls
when boys and girls, drudges when men
homelv hour known throughout the whik
Another young man becomes enamored
with a "fortune." He waits uion it to par
ties, dances the polka with it, exchanges
billet doux with it, pops the question to it,
gets accepted by it, takes it to the parson,
weds it, calls it "wife," carries it home, sets
up an establishment with it, introduces it to
his friends, and says he, too, is married, and
has got a home. It is false. lie is not mar
ried, he has no home. And he soon finds it
out. He is in the wrong Ikkx; he might as
well hope to get out of his coffin. His
friends congratulate him, and he has to grin
and bear it. They praise the house, the
furniture, the cradle, the new baby, the new
Bible, and bid the "fortune," and he who
husbands it good morning. As if he had
seen a good morning since lie and that gild
ed fortune were declared to le one.
Take another case. A voting woman is
smitten with a pair of whiskers, curled hair,
never before such charms. She svts her cap
for them ; they take. The delighted whis
kers make an offer, proffering themselves
both in exchange for one heart. The dear
miss is overcome with magnanimity, closes
the bargain, carries home the prize, shows it
to pa and ma, and calls herself engaged to it,
thinks there never was such a pair of whis
kers, and in a few weeks they are married.
Married ! Yes the world calls it so, and
so will we. "What is the result? A short
honeymoou, And then the discovery that
they We as unlike as chalk and cheese, and
not'to be made one, though all the piiests
in Christendom pronounce them so.
Remarkable Debate in the United States
McCrcery asked leave to introduce a re
solution, of which he gave notice yesterday,
proposing an investigation with a view to
the restoration of the Arlington estate to
the widow of General Robert K. Lee, tho re
moval of the grave yards on the premises,
and general restitution for any incumbrance
placed therein in the interests of the govern
ment. Edmonds hoped the leave would not be
granted, as the proposition to dig up the
bones of our dead soldiers in order that cer
tain property might be given back to its
rebel owners, was to his mind perfectly mon
strous. While entertaining the highest res
pect for his friend McCreerv, he hoped the
Senate would nth'cr entertain the proposal.
McCreery then occupied twenty minutes
on the subject. . He referred to the circum
stances attending the recent death of two of
the foremost generals on either side the late
war, Lee and Thomas. He spoke of the
friendly intimacy existing between these
two generals uj to the time of the rebellion,
when Thomas followed the starry emblem
of the Union, and Lee resolved to stand or
fall by the State that had given him birth ;
of the general sorrow and respect which
manifested itself in either section succeeding
the mournful intelligence of their decease.
He proceeded to eulogize the inflexible virtue,
military genius and valor of General Lee,
remarking that the American people would
never relinguish the property which they
hold in the name and lame of the great Vir
ginian. He then referred to the principal
historic features of Lee's campaigns, to show
that, with the means at his command, pos
sibly no other man could have accomplished
results so great. While possessing great
ability, he was devoid of ostentation, and
irom the testimony of his most intimate ac
quaintances he was singularly exempt from
the faults and follies of other men. ilis life
was that of a hero, a Christain and a gentle
man. There might be those in the Senate
who would derive comfort from casting as
persions upon General Lee's character, but
all sections of the country would eventually
accord to his merits their just deserts. Hie
loved partner of his bosom, still lived, and
in her behalf justice was now implored. She
belonged to a race fond of bestowing charity,
but poverty could not force her to accept it.
Would the Senate now remove the barrier
that excludes her from Arlington ?
During his remarks McCreery reviewed
in detail, the salient features of General Lee's
civil and military services, particularly his
recent efforts in condition with Jefferson's
College, his revolutionary ancestry, and sin
cere devotions to duty. Referring to the
sword as the least capable of all tribunals to
decide a cause upon its merits, the speaker
went on to argue that the judgements of the
sword had not always commanded that uni
versal respect which would have been ex
pected from a court of so large a jurisdiction,
and that history had enrolled the nanu s of
Hamden and Sydney upon the list of martyrs
in the sacred cause of rights.
In response to Senator McCreery, Kd
munds said that instead of being wedded to
the institution of Virginia, General Lee was
the ward of the nation a nation which had
fed, clothed and educated him. That he
lived at the capital, but when the capital
called upon him to defend the flag under
which he had been born, protected and
honored, he deliberately turned his back upon
it and planted his cannon inside the capital
he had sworn to protect and defend. He
(Edmunds) would not dignify such a propo
sition by discussing it. General Lee was
now dead. The only regret he thought that
any right-minded man, who believed in the
war, would have, was that General Lee had
not died either in his youth or in his pa
triotic manhood, or even that he had not
died earlier than he did by the hands of the
law which would have atoned in some meas
ure for his crime.
Senator Trumbull, while disclaiming sym
pathy with the apparent object of the resolu
tion, which was to surrender and mutilate
the last resting place of thousands of the
Union dead, held that it would be, if not
unprecedented, at least unparliamentary, to
deny to a member at least a simple request
for leave to introduce any legislation not in
itself insulting to the Senate.
Senator Carpenter inquired whether Mr.
Trumbull could state a proposition more fla
grantly insulting to the Senate than to re
move the slaughtered dead of the Union army
from Arlington, for the purpose of returning
the farm to its rebel possessors ?
Mr. Trumbull replied, that while the reso
lution was, without doubt, repugnant to the
sense of the nation, it was not in a jersnial
sense insulting to the Senate. He was ad
verse to the adoption of any precedent, the
effect of which would be to prevent a free
exercise of a right guaranteed to a member
of the Senate.
Edmunds and Summer cited two instances
the former the case of the proposed annex
ation of Texas; the latter the bill for the re
jeal of the fugitive slave act, when requert
for leave to bring in bills were refused.
Five additional instances enumerate! by
Senator Morton protested against the con
sideration of the resolution, lie had heard
what h' never expected to hear, a eulogy upon
t lie character of General Lee in the Senate of
the United States, and that, too, within sight
of the graves of the victims of his reWllion.
IlnmjMlon and Sydney died not for human
slaverv, but for libertv, but for liberty.
This man. General Lee, was of all others the
great sinner. He had sinucd against light
and knowledge. His revolutionary ancestry,
his oath of fealty as an officer of t he United
States, his finished education and high abili
ties, all forbade him thus to sin, and the
enormity of his crime could not W concealed
by decorating his grave with flowers of rhe
toric. In a word, was now proposed that
the Senate should gravely consider a proiK
sition to degrade the memories ot the pa
triotic dead of Arlington, bv remruig their
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bones to less hollowed ground, in tender con
sideration of the rights of the widow of the
arch rebel of the most wicked rebellion in
Senator Scott said that the coupling to-
gether the names of Thomas and Lee re called
the utterance of Stephen A. Douglas,
made at the time those two generals resolveU
to tread in opposite paths. That at that
time there were but two classes in the nation
patriots and traitors. The jmtience with
which the Senate of the United States had
to-day listened to a eulogy upon the chief con
spirator in an attempt to tear down the gov
ernment, was but another illustration of
that unparalleled magnanimity and mercy
which had characterized the treatment by
the government of those engaged in the re
bellion. Had . the subject ot .that eulogy
succeeded iu his effort, where would. the .
American Senate now Ik? sitting? Uy his
triumph, slavery would have cast its dark
shadow all over this land of freedom, from
the St. Lawrence to the Gulf. To-day tho
doctrine of secession lay buried beneath the
bones of thousands who fell that their
blood might seal the covenant of the nation.
Yet, to-day, we behold the spectacle of a
resurrectionist coming hereto drag the dead
doctrine out from beneath the bones of the
Senator Willey characterized the resolu
tion as most insulting and shocking to the
sense of the Senate and country, and as aln
horrcnt to humanity. Though personally
tenacious of the rights of individual mem
bers, he could not vote to receive it.
Senator Sawyer said that the Arlington
estate, like thousands of acres of property
in the South, had lcen forfeited and sold at
public sale for the non-payment of taxes, and
iought by the United States in the absence
of any memorial from Mrs. Lee. He re
garded the contemplated inquiry as utterly
worthless, since the facts he had stated were
well known and needed no verification.
Senator Saulsbury disapproved of that
part of the resolution looking to the removal
of the graves from Arlington, but he could
not sec that the merits of the cause in which
Gen. Lee was engaged were at all iu contro
versy. He regarded the question as one
simply of the alility of the Senator to exer
cise his right to introduce business.
Senator Nye said the unseemly haste in
certain quarters to restore traitors to favor
could result in no good. The verdict of to
day and of jKsterity is and will le that Gen.
Lee was a traitor.
Senator Flanagan, in some general re
marks, 8joke of Gen. Lee as the great traitor
oi the age, whose influence had carried into
the rebellion the flower of the Southern youth.
Senator Davis remarked that the other
great traitor still lived, and in the light of
recent events it was not unreasonable toex
lcct an early move to make him the President.
Senator Sumner desired that parliamentary
law should be administered upon the present
occasion with the utmost rigor, with a view
to the most summary disjKisitiou of the reso
lution. He had nothing to say of Gen. Lee
except that his name stood ujnjn the cata
logue of those who had imbrued their hands
in their country's blood. He was content to
hand him over to the avenging jen of his- :
tory. He regarded the resolution as indica
tive of the sentiments of the political asso
ciates of the Senator from Kentucky, and as
prefiguring the policy they would establish
should they obtain jniwer a policy which
was to take the old rebellion by the hand,
and install it in the high places of power.
Could he make his voice heard from Massa
chusetts to Louisiana, it would be to warn
his fellow-countrymen, esju'cially of the
South, against that combination which now
showed its hand iu the proposition of. the
Senator from Kentucky. He stated that he
was present when Secretary Stanton gave
the order for the interment of the dead bodies
of the Union soldiers at Arlington, and that
Stanton stated at the time that his purpose
in selecting the place Mas to. forever pro
hibit the reinstalmeut of the Lee family
there ; that if they did come, they might en
counter the ghosts of their victims. He
quoted the epitaph above the grave of
Shakespeare, which he now rojHsed to write -above
the grave of every one of our patriot
"Good friend, for Jesus sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosed here,
Blessed be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that niovi my bone."
Senator McCreery stated that the resolu
tion was in no sense an embodiment of Demo
cratic sentiment, but liad Ikcii submitted
tiKn his individual responsibility, without
consultation with his colleagues. He then
asked leave to withdraw the resolution,
which was refused. Finally permission to
introduce it was also refused.
Maukiko Life is Chicago. The Chicago
Republican thus dilates uoii the uncertain
ties of married life in that city: A young
couple will quarrel over their breakfast in
the morning, and by the time the husband
returns from business in the evening, his
wife will have Wen to her attorney, and got
all the necessary pajers for a divorce, and
be ready to give her uiisusjK-cting Benedict,
a "pleasant surprise" at supjur time. There
is a couple now living iu this city, lxth of
whom had been more than once divorced 1C;
fore they came together; how long the pre
sent arrangement may last is a matter ou
which it might be hazardous to speculate.
So common has the institution of divorce
got to be among us, that when a married
pair reach the fifth anniversary of their mar
riage, their friends are accustomed to ex
press their sense of such rare and touching
fidelity by a present; if they survive ten
years of matrimony, another testimonial of
increased value awaits them ; and once ox
twice in a decade we hear of somebody cele
brating his "golden M-eddrng,' but such a
thing is quite rare, and the hero of it is
lookM upon as a social phenomenon.
23?" Par up what you owed the Demo-'
? erat Office m-fore it was burnt.