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VOLUME . WINNSBORO- S. C., THURSDAY 1ORNING, JUNE 22, 1865. -J.
. I . W. NUMBER 42
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BY 'J, E. BRITTON.
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3Mr. Davis' Capture in Burope.
WHAT IS THOUGHT %IF HIS OAPTIVITY.
Opinions of the Foreigs. Pes..
The news of the capture and imprison
ment of Mr. Davis has reached Europe
ai'd creates somo gensation and anxiety
in England. The hop'i was generally
expressed that he would be treated in no
vindictive spirit, On one point, all the
organs,,both English and French, agree.
They sa$ that bavis ought not to bq
hanged. The London Post asserts that
only success was wanting to raise Mr.
Davis to -a level with George Washing.
ton. -The opinions of the British and
French press on the subject are exceed.
ingly curious and intersting, and we
ivc some .extractsfrom them
TICl 1ONDON TIM!ES nECOMMENDS MR
DAVIS TO- MEROY.
(Frotn the 14ondon Times May 27.]
The public will wait with extreme inte
esb the news, as by the spirit in which
Mr. Davis is likely to be dealt with, not
meiely from its bearing on the few re
Itaining years of the life of an individual,
but because of the effect it must iLave on
the national reputation for future gene
rations. Those, however, who know
the 'ArAerican character best, and who
are aware that, except;imder sutlden ex.
citement,% they are amongst the wost
placable people in the world, have little
Zoar of the result. It is purely in the
cause and for the credit of the Anieriaan
Union that we irge its statesmnen, if there
ig yet thne to consider again and'4gain
ian wliom - a littl' 6ncea$s
woulcive tranformed from a"Aktaint
es traitor into somethiiingefy likea suc
btodern E#iro-pe affords but one pre
ced(itt for calitel punihnent in such a
e.e-the troatmontof Poland by Rua3sia.;
and tijat precedent is not one to encohr.
age iitation. Whmn a p.eople rise fora
common objedt they are riot likily to be
detored by the prospect 6f individual
punishment, and when liunishment ceases
$1Ud061oo, WOULD HAVE. MADE DAVls A
Vrom the London Post, Ma M-7.~
11Wtod as the Chief lMegistrate of six
mil 'ons:of people, Mr. Davis achieted.
fbr imself and for them,. during the'pe.
riq4n which he held- his high office, a
faitj fit presence of which that of his
V i' rival must-pale. In the space
of shoit years he helped to found
&]R ic ehich possessed in itsipif all
the of comniercial strepg th and
pol 1 tness, apd which, butVor
th: ng Aininosity, of fqd .whose:
pm poved irresistible, would pr9
bA.4i ji6 have becorne onedf tie
rno , Ul commonwoolthp in the
w h Wih'w the groatnss, ephemeral
th astthe Southern Confedera,
af,' ate of its only President Will
efrs, associated, ' and to Im iartjal
midd il" always occur thg66t a4b.
ea 'ftthir ost m terial'elenebt 6f all
gre! i t~king las glye
mn ainer the" (bidb oU fe
Wnahieg . u tiw , ni~
indeed we $tha6 fi
would have regarded.as t
of pride the poities
Davis hil Rihhmond than t
M.. Lificoh) fti -Washingtons.
We *enid also ventura to h
content Mith; extinguihng *
termed th9 orliellion in h Li'Stt
States w~'ith having made their (Mid
Magietda$a prfio'der, the gvernment at
Wa. e 1n ,I~ - ro
feeling has always been that expressed
in the well-known line, "We'll hang Jeff.
Davis on a sour apple tree I" It is idle
to disguise the fact that there was an in
tense'personal animosity against him, and
the abler he proved himself the more bit.
ter this feeling grew. Hitherto, how
ever, the Northern Americai's have con.
fined themselves, as regards terrorism, to
"tall talk" and unjustifiable arrests. It
is one thing to shout at a camp fire a
threat against the leader of the enemy;
another to carry 't into 'effect, when he
is a hlilpless prisoner. To use a homely
saying, the bark of the Yankees is much
worse than their bite. President John
son's violeni speebhes has not yet abso
lutely resulted in the execution of a sin
gle man, and it is scarcely credible that
Mr. Davis will be treated otherwise than
as a prisoner of war.
The fate of President Davis, whatever
it may be, is a matter that exclusively
concerns the people of the United States.
For the sake of their own good itame,
we, their kinsmen, enrvestly trust that
they will not stain their victory with
blood; but as a nation, we have no more
right to protest on his behalf than we
should have had to interfero.had the Em
peror of Austria in 1849 ,caught Kos
auth in Hungary and hanged him, or
had the King of Italy, after Aspromoute,
brought Garibaldi to tfe block. All who
are 'unsuccessful in a pivil war becomi
ipso facto rebels, and "%oe to the van
quished" is an old, stern law, that is not
yet quite obsolete.
MANOHESTER PLEADS FOR MERCY.
[From the Manchester Guardian, May 27.]
President Davis is in the hands of his
enerpies. It is undoubtedly in the. power
of the Federal Government to punish
hin to the last extremity for the political
offence of levying war against them.
Now. th6n, is the time for warnibg. That
tho influence of a strong party in the
North will be earnestly exerted to pro
vent so shameful a crime frotn the stain
ing the success of the republic... thero is
efesf. reason-to believe. It s inceenly
to brh d h ve, tlat l nymA pre
vail to~prevent the horrors of the.gibbet
being added to those which have been
wrought by the sword; and no efforts
which it may be thought the civilised
Powers of the world can usefully employ
towaids the accomplishment of this end
ought to be withheld.
[From the Manobster Examiner, Mar 27.]
Should Mr. Davis be hanged at all, it
will he, wo venture to predlict, not for
murder, but for treason, and we trust he
won't.be hanged for 'thnt. The New
York Time says that to 'deliver Mr.
Davis to the gallows will help to conIsign
the rebellion to infa'ny. Wae, believe
that if Anyihing can save 't from iltfamy
it will be the execution of Mr. Davis.
The Acaffold will assuredly make him a
martyr. Nath will give his name a
power with posterity that nothing else
could give it.
)PINIONS -O1 THE FRENCH PRESS,
[Tralsla'ted from th Paris Patrie, May-27]
Tbe oapture of Jefferson Dafis is the
s'pilogue to the great natiynal drama that
has laagd4 '1bur years in' Ainerica. Al
though this last .triumph of the North:
must be deplored, in'vieyv oj the-principle
of Oulair liberty, still it should ie.ra
garded as a provideriial event for the
future ofthe Southen 'Stats..' In. fact'
the ,detnoerais party lia go iself- into a
position ntagonis oey:.sptuppnt
of humanit' austice,,and gmerozjyy, and
thme death ol M. D~yi byvioleno. would
covqr the victims ith shamei, and guin
. ,Tfnalafedkom La 1raseas .. 4
* nu ipotnus fver1L,.and o'ei el
m o1tisia d as the last iok th
OF ALL COMPLICITY IN !lU ASSASSI.
The charge of complicity in the assassi
nation, made against Mr. I avis, was re
ceived in Europe with in redulity and
I rror. - We give some tiacts upon
this point :
. [Translated from the P+.19 Pays.]
If we may credit a desij) tch received
from London, Mr. Johnsoi has frankly
admitted that he committe I an error ir
accusing Mr. -Davis of com .licity in the
terrible crime of the 14th o April. N6
Jefferson Davis, a man wh was once a
United States senator and Cabinet min
ister, and who, before the war enjoyed
the esteem of his follow c .izents in the
North, and subsequently that of the
Southerners, in connection with Stone
wall Jackson, Lee and Joh ston, cannot
be an assassin. His fort er life con
founds such an accusation, and- the law
of nations will not, allow hir to -be treat
ed otherwise than as a van u shed am
A letter from Paris, say:
"The Prbclamation of Pr sident John
son, implicating Mr. Davis'i i the assassi
nation plot protoked astorm >fincredulity
on one side, and of violent d negations or
the other. The Patrie, thej urnal whiel
appears to take the defeat f its south.
ern friends the most to - hea t exclaims
'The period of re-action, th reign of ter
ror, has at last coeimenced f The loim
looked for unchaining of official passioi
seems at length arrivea " ',
A letter from London, May 20th
"For four years all Englishmen
whether they sympathized with hi
cause or Aiot, have professed to admiro
the personal character. of- Mr. Davis
and they will.no., without overwheln
ing proof, believe him to be an assassin.
A Paris letter of the samedate make
this comment on the matter:
"President Johnson's iroclamatioi
charging Jefferson Davis ; and other
with full complicity with *$ooth, ha
prodce4 amiost.p) ful iwnpression her
6m oznucA upon ocr enemies d:n p
Every manis innocent tif lie is prove
guilty on formal trial. Suppose tha of
trial'Davis should not be proved gum y
Has the chief magistrate, the officia
representtive of a great notion. hiinsel
been guilty (and involved the nation ir
the disgrace) of lowering the dignity c
iis great office by this act, hastily don
under the influence of febrile suspicion
morbid excitement,.. passion, party paR
The London &turday Review, in at
article on the subject. says:
Cromwell, Washington, Larochejac
quoline, Kossuth and Garibaldi, com
mitted treason in the same sense it
which it is declared by Mr. Johnson t<
be woese than nurder ; but with thi
exception of the great A.nericn patriot
,not one of the number was entitled.t<
immunity so fully as Mr. Jefferson Davis
It is to this moment doubtful whethe
secession 'was illegal, and it is. certait
chat it was-approved by a great atid fre
community. - If the elected ruler ofi
State which has assumed independence i
put to death by the authority df a con
queror,-a question may arise ihethe
the assassination of Mr. Lincolp . wai
more criminal thtun the, viodictive alugh
tor .of Mr. Jefferson Davis. Booth a
leaqt maeriiiedbii liffe' with pnfliuchin
andcimt, while 'Mr. Johnson, by fUltlinh
his threats, woul, iisk' only, his' -QyI
reputation, the .hnor .gf this on y
add the~ re psec an~esteempf thme a y ze
A -Ru~to, TsbIo6u Snasug
A B411 Wkfi-4IheAPrlltes
Trheolgia 1.~ a~ sh Qokjbn
th , e his4 k
DISFRANCHISEMENT IN VIRGINIA.
A correspondent of the Washington
C 1ronicle writes as follows from Rich.
m nd upon the subject of disfranchise
ment in Virginia tinder the Alexandria
Constitution. He apparently writos
with a kind of semi-official authority, ana
claims, in closing his letter, that. his
statements are "neither speculation or
conjecture, but may be relied upon as
correct in every particular."
It is very obvious to th'e Governor
that a large class of persons cannot take
the oath, and are, by the restored gov.
ernment of Virginia disfran6hised.
He has ascertained, after consultation
with the most. intelligent persons; that,
in organizing some of the counties, there
are not qualified constituents enough to
fill the county offices, and that hardly
one-twentieth df the. people could take
the oath and become voters. The Gov
ernor thinks that, under the circumstan
cps, there is great danger of what he
terms the honorable and truthful men re
fusing to take the oath while those who
care nothing for the privilege of voting
may indifferently avail themselves of the
The Governor is of the opinion that
while many of the soldiers were in the
rebel service against their inclination,
and from force of circumstances, the
policy of excluding their officers, who
can exert an influence upon those who
served under them, . will he prod.ctive
of great evi!s. The disfranchised offi
cers would create, he thinks, a great
deal of sympathy, which would enable
them to control votes which might be
used for improper ends, while the bane
of proscription rested up'n then. The
Governor regrets this, since. the soldiers
and a large number of politicians, whom
lie deems to be every way inferior ti the
excluded class, can, under the law, ie',
come qualified voters. Ie deeply sym
pathizes with-the political disahilities of
the chivalrf,' who hav$ stirred up the
very depths of his compassion. He is
even nowconsidering whether it is best
to restor them to their former political
right's, 6rforevir-i-i'acd thern; .1'
- in speaking uporithis subject yester
day, Governor Pierpoint remarkel that
he would sooner cast his l.ot upon the
proscribed class, under all the 'penalties
of the authorities, than to be identified
with the Copperheads of Ohio, Indiana,
Pennsylvania, New York or Boston,
who had the desire to injure the country
but did not possess tho courage 'to enter
the field in supportof their treason.
A new revolution has taken place in
Hayti, and the towns of Cape Haytien,
Gonaives and, 8t. Marks have fallen
into the hands of the insurgents. The
leader of the rebellion, Col. Salane I
petson vhq attempted to assassin
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