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BY JAMES A. HOYT.
ANDERSON C. EL, S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 11, 1866.
VOLUME II-NO. 17.
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The Democratic Age.
History, which, we are informed by
high authority, repeats itself with uner?
ring fidelity, makes a sufficient pause in
the slow revolutions of its ponderous
wheels to disclose the distinctive linea?
ments and essential characteristics of each
successive epoch in the march of human
destiny. This is essentially the Age of
Democracy. The unmistakable tenden?
cies of the past century to the enlarge?
ment of popular influence, the overthrow
of prerogative and the curtailment of exe?
cutive authority are approaching an em?
phatic and universal assertion of radical
Democratic principles., Wherever oppor?
tunity has invited the assault, Conserva?
tism has fallen, after a protracted but fee?
ble resistance, before the fierce, aggressive
spirit of Democracy, which beards with
impunity the lion of Imperialism, and
prepare its approaches against the hither?
to impregnable strongholds of Absolutism.
' The first American Revolution was a
mild assertion of the inalienable privilege
of self-government, but it proved the pre?
cursor if not the significant impulse of j
that relentless tornado of passion which
swept over France, overturned a dynasljT,
effaced every landmark of a social fabric
which was the growth of centuries, del?
uged a nation in its best blood, and for
twenty years hold Europe in the throes
" of agitation. The French Revolution,
the Reform- agitations of Great Britain,
the Emancipation of the Russian serfs,
^"the ascendancy of Radical Democracy in
the United States, and other instances of j
what are viewed as the healthful phe?
nomena of the progress of Liberal ideas,
are merely phrases of the efflorescence of |
this characteristic of the age, the advance?
ment of ultra popular principles.
Everywhere arc to bo witnessed real
or pretended concessions of the demands
of the masses. Louis Napoleon main?
tains the most splendid aud compact
structure of Imperialism of modern times,
in which the nominal existence of a Re?
publican party is tolerated and allowed
tree expression in the Legislative branch
of the Government, while the great en?
gine of public influence, the Press, is
sedulously muzzled?in which the tax
gatherer is as punctual and exacting,
though not so brutal, and the gens d'armee
-is as indispensable an adjunct as in the
days of the Bourbons?by an affectation
of paternal rather than royal supervision
of the interests of his subjects. A Tory
ministry coming into power upon the de?
feat of Russell and Gladstone on an issue
of Reform, trembles before the restless
clamor of the infuriate rabble of Lodnon.
Even Bismarck, tho champion of Radical
Absolutism, who holds in hearty con?
tempt the virtue and intelligence of the
masses, pretends to promote popular en
irancbisement, to give privileges and the
ballot for the bullet so loyally used in de
* fence of Fatherland aud the "divine right"
of Frederick "William.
The obvious consummation of the ex?
cessive Democratic tendency of the ago,
as reflected by the precedent and exam
? pie abundantly* provided by history, is
conspicuously foreshadowed in the vari?
ous phrases of its manifestations in differ?
ent nations. The historical no less than
logical sequence of Democracy is An?
archy?a condition of political disorder
which makes Military Despotism not
only a necessity, but a Providential bless?
ing. There has never been an instance
of a thorough triumph and establishment
of Radical Democracy from which we may
not trace the ultimate result of autocracy
as that worst species of despotism after
the brutal sway of a mob, the intrigues,
lettres de cachet, secret arrests and assas?
sinations of an oligarchy. The more un?
restricted popular license, the more sup?
ple and efficient instruments the masses
become in the hands of ambitious and de?
signing politicians. The triumph of "un?
bridled Democracy" is tho saturnalia of
demagogues and trimmers. Every con?
cession of Louis Napoleon to popular sen?
timent, every display to gratify popular
vanity is a successful bid for popular sup?
port, and assists to seat him more firmly
upon his throne?to confirm the founda?
tions of Imperialism in Franco. A Bona
farte can find no friends save among the
'rench people; and as the enemy of the
Orleanists and aristocracy, whom the
people also hate, tho masses assist tho
Emperor every day to the more effectual
gjssession of their liberties. But it is
ismarck, that consummate diplomat,
shrewd, astute and crafty, most reticent
when he appears most communicative,
Eenetrating the secrets of others to whom
e seems confiding his own; cold, unsym?
pathetic and ambitious; who promises
the most striking illustration of the mis?
sion of the poor deluded masses, who are
ever destined to be tho unconscious in?
struments of those who flatter them most
and serve them least; in whom they most
confide and by whom they arc always be?
trayed. When he has accomplished tho
consolidation of Northern Germany and
firmly established that grand Prussian
Empire of which he is to be tho architect
and the Premier, which is to be as pow:
erful as France and as absolute as Russia,
Bismarck will bo true to his absolute an?
tecedents, and quickly turn his back upon
Parliament and all his promises of consti?
tutional reform. Ho could not be Bis?
marck and meet popular demands with
an abrupt and contemptuous refusal at a
moment when he feels tho necessity of
harmony at home, in the face of the
machinations and aggressions of the ene?
mies of Prussia.
It is in England and the United States
that Radical Democracy threatens its
most dangerous development and desper?
ate policy. In consequence of the popu?
lar characteristics of these two govern?
ments, its growth has been unretarded,
and its purposes boldly proclaimed and
advocated. In both countries its charac?
teristics and its purposes are identical,
and its success will be equally disastrous
in tho overthrow of restraint, order and
allegiance, j In England as in the United
States, Radicalism contemplates no half?
way measures?no moderate concessions
of temporary policy. It strikes at the
organic law of the land, and the success
of Mr. Bright and his follows will be as
effectual an overthrow of the British Con?
stitution, .as Mr. Sumner's was of the
Radicalism enjoys an overwhelming
and undisputed triumph in tho United
States. With the overthrow of the Pa?
trician society and civilization of tho
South, the last element of opposition to
Democracy was destroyed. The country
has been delivered from its violence by
the dissensions of those who overwhelmed
the South. Andrew Johnson and his sup?
porters still interposo a barrier to the
truculent iconoclasts who strike at every?
thing valuable and consecrated to the
patriot. What, if that barrier should be
swept away by the surging flood of fanati?
cism which dashes irresistibly over the
monuments of the Constitution and cast
its noxious spray upon the once sacred
covenant of liberty. The answer is found
in the spectacle of degenerate Rome,
when the Senate was voiceless and wis?
dom and virtue ran affrighted from the
forum in the fearful daj's of plubian as?
cendancy. Or, perhaps, in scenes simi?
lar to those enacted, when men defied the
living God and enthroned the "Goddess
of Reason when the wretched sans cu?
lottes, reeking with the blood of the noble
and the good, shouted in their madness
and ignorance, tho names of Brutus and
the Patrician defender of liberty, against
the domagogueand tyrant?tho favorite of
The final act of tho drama will be reach?
ed when 6omo modern Marius flattering
the populace, shall assume the reins of a
Dictator, or some Casar proclaiming his
purpose to defend the people's rights,
shall seize the power and actually the
crown of royalty. Then, if the people are
not happy and free, at least the South
and history will be vindicated.?Rickmond
The Nobility of Labor.
TheCharlottesville(Va.) Chronicle late?
ly addressed a capital article on this sub?
ject to the young men of the South. It
is so full of wholesome advico that we
make room for a few extracts, and ear?
nestly commend it to tho attention of our
youthful readers everywhere :
There are a vast number of young men
in the South living in idleness, which we
regret very much to see. This was tole?
rable when they possessed fortune, but,
now that most of them are penniless, is
an evil of vast magnitude. Wo know
that in many cases these young men
would bo glad to get work?of certain
kind. They would practice law or medi?
cine, or engage in mercantile pursuits, or
manage a farm, or get up and deliver a
lecture; but finding no opening in these
occupations, they are lying on their oars
and doing nothing. Hundreds are trying
to get situations as teachers?the couutry
is overrun with classical schools. Fren?
zied attempts to keep up a "store" are
also universal. All of these occupations
The young men of the South mustcomo
down to manual labor?they must come
to the conclusion that honest work with
the hands is better than no work at all.
Wo know there are many shining exam?
ples in which this is being illustrated?
young men reared in affluence and ease
wielding the hoe and cradle. And what
nobler spectacle! Is honest labor ever
degrading? or is elegant vagabondism
ever noble ?
There is no excuse for any young man
with a healthy body and two hands to be
spending his days in listless idleness, wait?
ing for an "opening." Patriotism?duty
to the country?as well as piety?duty to
the family?urge every one to lay hold of
tho implements ot labor.
The great secrot of success in life is to !
attend to the business that lies nearest at I
hand; to do thoroughly and well the dai?
ly task, however humblo. And if any
one will take the trouble to review the
career of his contemporaries, he will ob?
serve that those who discharged that du?
ty which lay around them, not reserving
their strength for some grand affair, have
been precisel}7 those who have won the
crown in the race of life. * * * *
Notwithstanding thab our system was
against them, it is a fact that the lands in
V irginia at this time are owned chiefly
by self-made men?men who began life
laboring with their own hands. We ask
any one to take the trouble of running
over the landholders within a radius of
five miles around him. He will be aston?
ished to remark how few of them have
inherited their property. Take the
wealthy men of Richmond, or any of our
cities, and the}' are men who commenced
life at the mast. If this has been done
so in tho South?how much more shall it
be the oase in the future.
Hon. B. F. Perry, in reply to an invi?
tation to attend a conservative ratifica?
tion meeting in New York, wrote an able
letter, irom which we make the following
extracts. Speaking of the frcedmen, he
In rogard to the frcedmen, thero is a
disposition everywhere to protect them
in their persons and property, and our
laws in South Carolina will soon be alter?
ed so as to give them tho right to testify
in all cases, and bo tried as white men
are. This has already been done in many
of the Southern States. It is impossible
for the General Government to continue
for any length of time its guardianship
of the negro. This must devolve on the
State Governments, and the people among
whom the}7 live. Moreover, the frced?
men will soon find that the Southern peo?
ple are their best friends. They stand in
need of their labor, and must employ
them. The experience of the last twelve
months proves unquestionably that the
negro has done better, and have been bet?
ter cared for, where there was no military
garrison or Freed men's Bureau. Tho
only places where thero has been any dis?
turbance in South Carolina or the other
Southern States, have been where thero
was an interference on the part of the
The attempt of the radical party to
force negro suffrage on the Southern
States is the height of folly, injustice and
madness. In all of the Northern States,
with perhaps one or two exceptions, the
negro is denied the right of unqualified I
suffrage. And yet in these Northern
States the negro has been free for a great
I number of years, and has had an opportu?
nity of being educated and learning the
duties of a voter. With what justice or
propriety can the Northern people ask
the South to givo tho right of suffrage to
hundreds of thousands of ignorant and
stupid negroes who have just escaped
from slavery, when they deny the same
privilege to tho comparatively few of the
same race among themselves, who have
been taught tho duties of a citizen ?
He thus refers to the usurpations of the
A long bill of indictment might be pre?
ferred against tho "rump Congress" by
their constituents when they come before
them this fall for re-election, and on
every count of the indictment they would
be convicted, before an impartial jury,
of want of patriotism and rccklc?s disre?
gard of the interests of the country. They
have perverted, disregarded and trampled
on the Constitution which they were
sworn to support. They have done
everything in their power to prevent a
restoration of the Union. They have ex?
cluded the loyal representatives of ten
States from Congress, in violation of the
Federal Constitution. They have passed
unconstitutional laws destructive of the
rights of the States, and tending to an ab?
sorption of all power in the Central Gov?
ernment. They have passed bills over
the President's veto, with less than two
thirds required by the Constitution. They
have proposed amendments to the Fed?
eral Constitution affecting the vital inter?
ests of the Sonthcrn States, without let?
ting those States vote on the proposition,
or bo heard in their defence. They have
levied taxes on the people of tho Southern
States without representation, and in vio?
lation of tho great principle involved in
the American Ecvolution. They have
been guilty of tho most wasteful and ex?
travagant expenditures of public money.
The}7 have taxed the poor white man in
all the Northern States to support, feed,
and clothe tho lazy, idle, vicious and va?
grant negroes in the Southern Stales,
making the honest and industrious white
man work to support tho idlo, roguish
black man. They have appropriated and
given away immense domains of the pub?
lic lands to a parcel of land-jobbers, who
have no claims on the Government. They
have taken, in violation of law and jus?
tice, tho lands of the proprietors in South
Carolina and other States, and given j
them to their former slaves, leaving the
proprietors and their families to beg their
food, or perish. And they have doubled
their own salaries, at the close of the ses?
sion, pocketed the money, and gono home
to electioneer with it, to secure their re
elections?improperly taking tho people's
money to corrupt tho people themselves.
Will the American people tolerate these
abuses any longer? Will they re-elect
them to inaugurate a bloody civil war at
tho North ? Will men of capital in New
York jeopardize their fortunes and Gov?
ernment securities, by electing such men
to Congress ? Will the poor laboring
man consent to bo taxed any longer to
support tho negro idleness ? Will the
friends of constitutional liberty make no
effort to redeem their Government ? Let
them all rise up in the majesty of their
strength, and clean out the Augean sta?
ble, at the fall elections, and then we
shall have a uuited, happy and prosper?
ous country once more, through the mer?
cies of God.
He correctly states the feelings of tho
Southern people in the subjoined para?
VVe of the South cannot bo said to live
in a republic, or in a free Government,
when wo are heavily taxed without rep?
resentation, excluded from all offices un?
der the Government, and have the Con?
stitution changed and altered, affecting
our dearest rights and interests, without |
allowing us to say one word, or give any
explanation in opposition. But this mat?
ter is handled with great ability in the
address of the Philadelphia Convention,
and needs no further illustration.
The peoplo of the Southern States are
ready and willing to stand by and affirm
all that was done in that Convention,
j The Convention was composed of the
representative men?men who know their
feelings and sentiments?and expressed
them in the address and platform of prin?
ciples adopted by the Convention. It
has been well said that the Philadelphia
Convention was the most important na?
tional assemblage of persons since the
Convention which adopted the Constitu?
tion of the United States. That body
gave a Constitution to the Republic; the
Convention in August last have attempt?
ed its restoration, and the restoration of
the Pederal Constitution. I cannot be?
lieve that their attempt will fail. I have
confidence in the virtue and intelligence
and patriotism of the American people.
They may be led astray for a timo, by
artful and designing men, but as soon as
they discover their error, they will cor?
? ? ? ?
From the Indianapolis Herald, September 28<A.
Brownlow's Varieties?Exhibition at
Masonic Hall?A Crowded House.
Brownlow's troupe of negro minstrels
gave an exhibition at Masonic Hall last
night. Notwithstanding the beastley
wcathor there was a good houso, many
ladies having stood the "test of loyalty"
by wading early through tho mud to se?
cure front seats. Tho venerable "Hip,
Hip" was monster of ceremonies. After
a prayer by Dr. Bowman, of Greencastlc,
irreverently interrupted by a voico far
back in tho rear crying, "louder," Mr.
Fiahback, in tho absence of Gov. Morton,
safely delivered himself of the the wel?
come address, which contained nothing
On behalf of tho Southern loyalists,
Mr. Charles H. Brancomb, of Missouri,
responded. Mr. Brancomb is a small,
seedy looking, sheop faced individual, with
a bountiful crop of facial hair, and a
mushy sort of articulation, as if his mouth
were half filled with somo soft and nasty
substance. He had something to say
about tho "fow-cha," but we didn't exactly
catch the drift of his remarks.
Jack Hamilton, the big gun of the show,
then took the stand. Jack is a large,
solid looking cutthroat, with a rough, red
face, high cheek bones, sensual mouth,
around which plays tho ghost of a sinis?
ter smile; murderous blue, or steel-gray
eyes, and large noso. He is grossly ani?
mal and brutal in temperament, and re?
pulsive in appearance. He used to have
somo brains before he was so whiskey
sodden and shattered by licentious de?
bauchery, and somo years ago won some
renown as a debater, in a discussion with
Gen. Ward. "He spoko a littlo over an
hour, drinking a great deal of water,
which seemed to hiss as it passed down
his fiery throat, and saying littlo worthy
of notice. His speech was of tho heavy
argumentative pattern. Ho contended
that the States are out of the Union, and
subject to the dictation of Congress, until
an enabling act shall bring them in as new
States?that even tho old State lines
might bo obliterated and tho territory cut
up into lote to suit purchasers. He dark?
ly hinted that President Johnson knew
more about the assassination of Lincoln
than he chose to tell, and intimated that
he kept Davis in prison only because he
feared in him he would find a formidable
Hon. Mr. Fowler, a Tennessee Sonator,
then favored the audience with a solo.?
He is a small, cleanly shaved, rather well
dressed man, with weak rheumy eyes, and
a vacant countenance. Fowler is evi?
dently a weak brother, and didn't mako
any considerable sensation.
General Davis, of Texas, is a tall, Blen?
der man, with a long face, shaded by gin?
ger colored whiskers, light hair, a little
bald in front, nervous, sanguine in tem?
perament. He might readily be mistaken
for a gentleman, were it not for tho com?
pany in which ho is found, and is, as the
counterfeit detectors used to phrase it,
"well calculated to deceive." Ho was
opposed to the admission of even loyal
men from the Southern States, until mat?
ters aro fixed up.
Rev. Mr. Hunnicut is a preacher and
editor of a nigger paper in Richmond,
Virginia. He is a gaunt, grizzly speci?
men of concrete fanaticism, evidently out
of place in the society of white men, even
such as those who compose tho loyal dele?
gation of Southern pilgz-ims, now on their
way to crocodile at tho tomb of Lincoln.
Hunnicut is an "endman" of the show,
and a perfect Guy Fawkes. He is a blood
and thunder cuss, who is determined on
the regeneration of the South at all haz?
ards. In tho outset of his speech ho nar?
rowly avoided tho rock on which ho split
in the Philadelphia Convention?personal
biography?but sheered off in time and
proceeded to draw a graphic and striking
picture of matters and things in Virginia.
Tho people ofthat infernal commonwealth
arc a thousand per cent, more devilish,
inhuman, blood-thirsty, disloyal, damna?
ble, ungodly and hell-deserving than at
any time during the rebellion. A loj al
man cannot live there. Tho foul atmos
phero of treason would choke ono like
fire damp. Tho hell-hounds would tear
him limb from limb, on the faintest sus?
picion of loyalty, drink his blood and
grind his bones. Blood cocktails, arterial
punches and venous sangarees, raado of
tho vital fluid of loyal men, are most
fashionable drinks at tho Richmond sa?
loons. In the next breath he told us ho
published the most radical paper in the
world right in the midst ot these horrible
man-eaters, said what he ploased, and was
Mr. Hunnicut laid down his programme
for the regeneration of the South. He
demanded of Congress an army of bayo?
nets, to be quartered in Richmond, until
he could revolutionize tho Government,
turn tho rebels out of office, and place
loyal negroes in their places. Ho pro
posed to raise an army of white and black
loyalists, and if a rebel even dared to
crook his finger, he would be a dead rebel.
He did not propose to disfranchise rebels
for five years simply, but for fifteen thou?
sand nine hundred and ninety years. Af?
ter he had succeeded in all this, with the
ballot and the bayonet in tho hands of the
loyal negroes, the millenium would come,
and he invited his Indiana friends to come
down and see him in his paradise. They
had triod to get up a mob when he estab?
lished the New Nation at Eichmond. Pol?
lard had published in his paper that the
white men who patronized his paper were
already d-d, and that the negroes who
encouraged it should be expelled from the
community. Yet he walked the streets
of Richmond day and night, and had nev
J er been molested. He knew the South?
ern people. Give way to them and they
were domineering, overbearing and mur?
derous. But stand for the right and they
were cowards. He himself was a man of
peace. He didn't want to kill anybody,
nor to be killed, but if anybody attacked
him, by tho God who made him, he would
slay his antagonist?from all of which we
draw the inference that Hunnicut is a
Ho said that if ever Pollard laid the
weight of his finger upon him, from that
moment he was a "goner." Another ele?
ment of strength was in the ten thousand
loyal blacks, who would wade through
blood to their armpits for him. Let them
harm him or his printing office, and Rich?
mond would bo in ashes within twenty
Wo were not much surprised at the
crazy, demoniac spirit which pervaded
the harangue of this white nigger, but wo
must confess that the hearty manner in
which it was received by the audience
took us somewhat aback. We never saw
such wild enthusiasm before. The audi?
ence shouted and yelled in the most fran?
tically delightful manner for five or ton
minutes at a time, swinging thoir hats in
the air, and hugging each othor in the
frenzy of the moment. The principles of
God and humanity have progressed more
rapidly than we thought possible, and
Gen. Coburn has made an ass of himself
in trying to wriggle out of his Masonic
Hall declaration in favor of negro suffrage.
Had he stuck to that he might now he
tho most popular man in the State.
One Griffin, of Alabama, and Colonol
Stencil, of Texas, performed, but after
the strong meat of Hunnicut, we had but
little appetite for weak gruel, and left in
Death op Rev. Dr. Hawks. *? Dr.
Francis Lister Hawks, one of the most
prominent divines of the Protestant Epis?
copal Church in this country, died at his
residence in New York last Thursday
morning. Ho had been unwell for three
or four weeks, and confined to his room
for about a fortnight.
Dr. Hawks was born in Nowbern,
North Carolina, on the 10th of June, 17
98, so that ho was well on in the sixty
ninth year at the date of his death. His
career was a varied one. Graduating at
the University of North Carolina in 1815,
he studied law, was admitted to the bar
at the age of twenty-one, and practiced f
for soveral years. At the age of twenty
three he was elected to tho North Caro?
lina Legislature. Deeming it his duty to
change his profession for that of tho min?
istry, ho studied theology, and was or?
dained in 1827. He officiated as a cler?
gyman for a lew years in New Haven
and Philadelphia, and in 1831 becamo
rector of St. Stephen's Church in this
city, which position ho held less than a
year, when ho was called to St. Thomas'
Church, where he remained rector until
In 1837, with the assistance of Dr.
Henry, he founded the New York Beview,
to which ho was for some time the prin?
cipal contributor. About tho samo timo
he established a school at Flushing, Long
Island, for the sons of tho clergy, but this
was closed in a few years on account of
financial difficulties, leaving Dr. Hawks
deeply in debt. In 1843 ho was elected
Bishop of tho Diocese of Mississippi. Tho j
indebtedness incurred by his school was I
urged against him, but ho was triumph?
antly exonerated, and then declined tho
At the close of 1844 ho removed to
New Orleans, and was rector of Christ
Church, in that city, for fivo years. His
New York friends then offered to clear
off his indebtedness, and asked him to re?
turn ; a request which he accepted, and
became rector of the Church of tho Me?
diator, whirh was soon merged into Cal?
vary Church. In 1854 he was elected
Bishop of Rhode Island, but declined the
appointment. The subsequent career of
Dr. Hawks is well known.
Both as a divine and as a literary man
he occupied a high position.
? Rev. J. W. Hunnicut, one of the "in?
tensely loyal" Southerners, said in his
speech at Schonectady, that "if the next
Congress does not give us universal suf?
frage, wo will roll up our sleeves aud
pitch in, and we'll have the d?dest revolu?
tion the world ever saw !" Ho urged all
persons not voters to go to the polls and
squeeze one in, and swore ho would go
to h?1 before he would ask a rebel to
pray for him.
? Thad. Stevens has written a letter
assorting that the success of tho Presi
ident's policy would be injurious to the
credit of "national securities," because
tho President contends that tho Congress,
as now constituted, (the same in all re?
spects that authorized the war debt and
Laid the internal duties to pay it.) has no
constitutional powers; if the President's
construction bo confirmed and approved,
all the government securities will have
been issued without authority and will
News in Brief.
? Tho Oregon House of Representa?
tives has passed the Constitutional Amend?
ment by a vote of 25 to 22.
? Gen. Pritchard, who captured Jeff.
Davis, is a Republican candidato lor Con?
gress from Michigan.
? A barbecue was recently given in
j Carroll county, Miss., for the benefit of
the Confederate Monument Association,
at which $1,500 or $2,000 was contribu?
? There is reason to fear that the edi?
tor of the N. Y. Herald will presently an?
nounce his adhesion to the Republican
party. "And at last Satan came also."?
? The announcement that Mrs. Abra?
ham Lincoln had engaged quarters at the
Metropolitan Hotel, New York city, and
would remain there during the coming
winter, is not true.
! ? Gen. Bcauregard, who arrived in
New York from Paris by the steamer
from Brest on Thursday, is stopping at
the N2W York Hotel, and is quite a lion
among the many Southern boarders at
? The Raleigh Sentinel learns that
Gen. Dockery, recently nominated for
Governor by tho "unmistakably loyal
men of North Carolina," has accepted the
nomination. Dockery was a groat anti
reconstructionist in 1863.
? A returned soldier, supposed to bo
dead, found his wife in Osage, Mo., re?
married. He quarrelled with her hus?
band, shot him dead, and was immediate?
ly lynched by irate neighbors. They do
business promptly out West.
? At a wedding recently in Person
county, North Carolina, a large number
of persons were made seriously ill, and it
is said some have died, from eating cus?
tard prepared in a brass kettle.
? Bishop Hopkins, of Vermont, re?
ports in his annual address that the theo?
logical department of tho Vermont Epis?
copal Institute is without students. Tho
treasurer also says, in his report: "There
are no young men in the dioccso looking
forward to the ministry, or preparing to
? Charles Beader, of Philadelphia, who
years ago compromised with his credi?
tors, and received a legal discharge, re?
cently invited them to a dinner at the
Continental, and paid oach creditor the
full amount of his indebtedness.
? Maynard, member of Congress from
Tennessee, said in a recent speech, "that
the negro will soon intermarry in your
families, and bo welcome in your parlors."
This is Mr. Maynard's complexion, politi?
cally and socially.
? A Jersey City negro girl fell a dis?
tance of twelve feet, head foremost, stink?
ing her head on some rocks. She waa
insensible lor a few moments, but recov?
ered in season to attend a colored ball
that night, and danced till morning.
? A series of fights, lasting through,
ton days, have taken place with the Indi?
ans near Fort Halleck. Tho Indians were
in large force. Fourteen Federal soldiers
were killed, and tho rest driven back into
the fort, which, at the last advices, was
surrounded by Indians.
? A fiend in human shape named Wil?
liam Rullcdge, of Appomattox county,
Va., committed an outrage on the person
of his own little daughter, aged 12 years,
on Thursday. The fiend fled, and had
not been arrested up to last accounts, and
the child is in a very critical condition.
? Ralph Hill, ninetyone years old, and
a resident of Forest county, Pennsylva?
nia, passed through Cony recently, on
his way to Boston to find friends he has
not seen for fifty years. He never saw a
steamboat nor a train of cars till last
week, and has lived ten miles from any
neighbor for tho last fifty years.
? A fearful visitation of Providence
happened at Chicago on Saturday last.
A tailor was accused of having stolen
somo money, which he positively denied,
calling upon God to strike him dead if he
was not speaking the truth. The fearful
imprecation had hardly been uttered be?
fore he fell to the floor a dead man.
Lincoln on Negro Equality?The
speech from which wo take tho following
extract was published in 1860 as a cam?
paign document by the Republican party,
and can be found in the published speech?
es of Lincoln and Douglas, in joint dis?
cussion, as revised by Mr. Lincoln :
"Whilo I was at the hotel to-day, an
elderly gentleman called upon mc to know
whether I was roally in favor of produ?
cing a perfect equality between tho negro
and whito people. While I had not pro?
posed to myself on this occasion to say
much on this subject, yet as tho question
was asked me, I thought I would occupy
perhaps fivo minutes in saying something
in regard to it. I will say then that I
am not, nor ever have been, in favor of
bringing about in any way the social and
political equality of tho while and black
races?that I am not nor ever have been
in favor of making votors or jurors of
negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold
office, nor to intermarry with white peo?
ple j and I will say in addition to this
that thero is a physical difference between
the white and black races which I believe
will forever forbid tho two races living
together on social and political equality.
And inasmuch as they cannot so live,
whilo they do remain together there must
bo tho position of superior and inferior,
and I, as much as any other man, am in
favor of having tho superior position as?
signed to the white race."
Such were the views of Abraham Lin?
coln, but such are not the views of the
leaders of the Republican party to-day.
They now endorse Tiegro equality fully,
and aro laboring with all tho might that
is iu them to break down every legal bar?
rier that has been wisely erected to per?
petuate the supremacy of the white race.