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Tuesday Morning, February 27,1886.
How the President en? PoU U?e p*A
dicola. ? - ?* -*
lhere are rumors that the Presi?
dent will re-affirm his position in a"
special pfo?lam*S?to?*ntt that all the
loyal Southern members will be re?
quested to repair to the capital.
[Cor. Philadelphia .Ledger.
If he should do so, the Southern
Senators arid the supporters of the
President's -potitos -combined- jwoxild
constitute, as -we' mentioned recently,
a body of forty members, while
the radical Senate would have only
thirtj'. So that the President has the j
game entirely in hi? o wu hands. Tve
sincerely hope that he will not be
forced to resort io so extreme a mea?
sure-for -.nothing }es% ?than compul?
sion vrbv?d Induce' Trim* to counte?
nance such a step-yet it is evident
that he holds in his hands a weapon
with which he may, in a moment,
utterly annihilate the radicals. Per?
haps it has never occurred to them
that by merely exercising his right
of' declaring the ivar at an end, and
summoning the Southern members to
their seats, the President could or?
ganize a constitutionally and legally
elected Congress, which would place
the radicals themselves in the posi?
tion of rebels, and revolutionists,
'pho,remarks bf the Ledger's corres?
pondent show that the President has
thought over the matter. But, we
repeat, (says the RichmondDispatcJi,)
we do not desire to see his threat
carried' into execution. -
Since the above was written, we
hare read in the New York JVetos the
.'There is no longer room for doubt
or suspense. The language of -the
m#ssftge is" dear and explicit. Hie
'S?'uth?rn States aro to have repre?
sentation in Congress. Mr. Johnson
has met the issue without equivo?
"It now only remains for the Pre?
sident to enforce the law and to com?
pel obedience to the Constitution. In
the fulfilment of that duty he will be
supported by the people."
CHARLESTON.-We are pleased to
karia rrqm ilse ffeufier that improve?
ments are being made in the process
of rebuilding Charleston. Men are
at work removing the rubbish and
ibrick from the burnt district, and in
many portions of the city we see the
building of stores and dwellings. The
land and property holders begin to
comprehend the great want of Charles?
ton at the present day, and are making
earnest efforts to fill up vacant spaces
Both Houses of the Missouri Legis?
lature passed resolutions, on the 23d,
tendering their support to the Sena?
tors who voted to sustain the Freed?
men's Bureau bill, in opposition to
the veto, and to tbe majority in tho
House who favored the same and
_-? ?< - ?. ?
BRANCH MINTS ZK GEORGIA AND
NORTH GAROMNA.-In the annual
report of the Director of the Mint of
the United States, for the fiscal year,
ending June 30th, 1866, to the Hon.
Secretary of the Treasury, he states:
"The existence of gold mines in
their, respective localities may be a
reasdn for re-opening the branches at
Charlotte and Dahlonega, as Assay
Offices, but not for minting pur?
"To meet every commercial want
of these places, and also the interests
of miners of gold, the re-opening of
these branches for meeting or refin?
ing, assaying and stamping gold bul?
lion would be amply sufficient, giving
the Superintendent or Treasurer of
each branch 'authority to issue for
gold dust, bullion or bars, deposited
for assay, drafts or "certificates, pay?
able in specie at any sub-treasury
of the United States, to any deposi?
tor electing to receive payment in
"This provision would wholly su?
persede the necessity of coining at
these branches, or any imaginary be?
nefits resulting therefrom.
"The able and interesting report cf
Professor James C. Booth, appointed
at the suggestion of the Treasury De?
partment, to examine the condition
of these branch mints, confirm these
- <e? .. . ...
An exchange says the great Cincin?
nati Bridge, about to be suspended
across the Ohio River, will be the
longest in the world, being over 2,000
feet longer than the suspension bridge
over the Niagara River, and 540 feet
longer than the Menai Bridge in
England. Its total span will be 1,057
yards. The massive stone piers tower
110 feet over the floor of the bridge,
and 200 feet above their foundations!
One year is; the period allowed for
W. F. Ritchie, of Richmond, Mrs.
Mowatt's husband, has emigrated to
?tact. -T-i ?r-rr xwf???.: - y .--Tua.*.--T.?
Beecher on tu? Veto.
Henry "Ward Beecher delivere? ?
lecture in Brooklyn on last Tuesday.
We make the following extracts:
"There is a Freedaaen'a'Bureau.
-Them was 'in Congress-a bill for the
more efficient organization of it. All
-men'H rhearts have been to-day ex
j cited by the tidings that that Freed*
men's Bureau bill has been vetoed
J by the President. (Some hisses. ) I
i am sorry that he felt it to be his duty
to veto it, and I am sorry that the
bill was so drawn that he iras obliged
to feel it tn be his duty to veto it.
But, mark! this is not vetoing a
bureau, nor an amended or re-organ?
ized bureau, but only that particular
form of bureau which that bill con?
tained. It does not commit the Pre?
sident against any proper department
! administering to the blacks through?
out the South. We know, on the
other band, that he is in favor Of
such & bureau. And I confess that
on reading his message, it has left a
profound impression upon my mind
that he urges most serious and weighty
reasons why, in the form in which it
. went before him, it should not have
j become the iaw of the land. But I
j believe and am sure that no man in
? this landis inore: in favor of some
legislation that shall amount to au
efficient protection for the black man
than President Johnson himself.
(Applause.) Men who have know?
ledge of the freedmen may be warped
by their sympathy and by their gene?
rous sentiments so as not well to con?
sider that while legislating to save
the freedmen it may be at the expense
j of those laws and those instruments
j in which his very safety itself resides ;
' and if they are carried past the point
j of moderation, it is icell t?tere should ]
! be opportunity for reconstruction.'1'
The words in italics aro a clear ex- j
I pression of Beecher's opinion, that
! the bill was very objectionable. We
I feel confident from this and other
I indications, that the President will se?
cure the support Of two-thirds of the
I people even of the North on this.is
! sue between himself and the radicals.
? Again, says Mr. Beecher:
"Do you suppose that you will
? always have a President like Mr.
; Johnson? But I am mistaken in my
! judgment if there has, since the ear?
liest and best days of our Presidency,
been a man more honest, more sin?
gle-minded for liberty, who, without I
I bias of the feelings or of the heart, \
\ without bias of any kind, endeavored
; to do that which he thought best for
I the interests of the country, and the
? whole country [Applause.] Notan
! other man.
'fl hold it would be better that the
States should be brought into the
j Union to-morrow, every one of them.
; And in this regard allow me to say
j that I cannot go with either the Pre?
sident or Congress. I would bring all
I in at once. They mean to k?ep them
i all out at once. [Laughter.] They
would let in a part, and let the rest
wait and see how they would like it."
Beecher is a representative man.
i He speaks the thoughts of the pro
perty-holders of the North.
< ' In relation to the South and the
i Southern people, he has the following
I "But then you sav, 'We want gua
? rantees that they won't meddle with
i and dishonor the public debt. ' I do
!.nov doubt that they would like to do
j it. I judge it from my own feelings.
. If I were in their place I should hate
j to be taxed to pay for whipping my
j self. We ought not to expect that
I this morsel should be rolled as a pe
1 c aliar luxury under their tongue.
I The bonds of the United States are
j the basis of the national banks, and
I all the banking business of these
United States are the guarantee that
the national honor is to be preserved.
Do you want anything more than
that? (Applause.) Formerly the
South had an interest and an ambi?
tion in breaking away and in putting
herself in an antagonism to the Na
I tionnl Government. Her Statesmen
I were drunk with vanity-her reasons
I were wild in their political theories,
i They believed that slavery, I do not
I doubt it, was the best foundation on
j which to build States, and they
meant to build up a power in the
j South such as the world had never
j seen. They began by taxing labor as
the North by honoring labor; they
began by building up with despised
i workmen as the North did with hon?
est, intelligent workmen; they built
their country of clay, and the North
hers of iron, and God took the two
balls in his hand, smote them to?
gether in the war, and the South fell
to dust and ashes, while the North is
solid and unfractured yet. (Loud
"Now circumstances have changed,
and having no longer this illusion,
that slavery is to stand in this State,
they have no longer ambition for that
empire in the future in which they
should run with cotton for their king.
That is all gone, and they are where
Belshazzar was when he had feathers
on his body and grass in his mouth.
Each day will develop thc prosperity
of the South moving upon a new basis,
and each day will make it plainer
and plainer to them that nationality j
is necessary for their prosperity. Old i
aspirations must die. The war pas
siens must cease. It is a new South we
ave talking about. It has a new poli- ;
tical economy. It has a new future.
come forth/ and the South has come, ?
though bound hand and foot. Me- !
- .- ? ? ..
thinks I hear the Saviour say, 'Loose
.Ber and let her go.*
1 "Ou the other hand, look for one
moment at the effects of a prolonged
exclusion of the Southern States. It
is weaning the citizens of those States
more and more from the National
Government. For five years they
have not thought -of Washington, ex?
cept to curse lier. They have not
felt the need of it. They have not
felt any blood running through them
that came from the national heart.
It is proposed to make them live five
years more, out of the Union. Is that
the way to make them love it? Is
that the way to make them feel their
need of the Government.
'.I will now glance at the state of
feeling in the South. "When we con?
sidered what they suffered; who they
were that suffered; when I consider
where they started from and where
they brought up; when I consider the
whole history of the case, the stat e of
public f?eIi?g^Soxitbi?8 far more peace?
ful than we could expect. It is bad
enough, but it is far better than we
could expect.- Letter writersj tra?
velers, say a 'reconstructed South,'
'a nice condition tho South is in to be
reconstructed.' They are our]bitter
enemies; they gnash their teeth and
all. I wonder if you think that after
you soundly whip a man that he is
going to thank you for it? Do you
suppose that Gen. Lee, when he sur?
rendered, should have thrown his
hands round Gen. Grant's neck, and
thanked him for whipping him and
compelling him to surrender? or that
Gen. Johnson should have regarded
Sherman as his benefactor? And
should the South go upon its knees
when it sees a Yankee, and say, 'God
bless you, Yankee, for ali you have
done for me0' These men that talk
thus do not like the state of feeling at
the South. The Yankees tell us that
the South is not fit to be reconstruct?
ed. If you do not take the. South in
j till she heals of her wounds, you will
not take her in for a long time to
come. Human nature does not run
this way. It is not a question of ab?
stract justice; it is a practical ques?
tion, and you must decide according
to known law and to human nature.
I know the South will feel sore. They
believed in their cause; they were de?
feated; and a greater disaster could
i not befall them. They lost every?
thing-money, fame, ambition, cha
! racter and alf; deep gloom overhangs
j them, and profound sorrow oppresses
j them, and they are expected to give
evidences of thankfulness and joy.
They must first have tho hand of
kindness stretched to them. You must
give them new hopes. New business
will lead them to forget old graves;
new thor ghis will check old tears.
Kindness and business-that is what
they want. I hold no community
can do better than to take the exam?
ple of Christ in this matter, who,
though pure and just, was the object
of all offence, the most forgiving and
forbearing, and who suffered rathei
than that we should suffer; and as he
was to us, let us be to others. There
is a Christian magnanimity in it foi
wounds and woe that no other medi?
cine will touch. [Applause.] It is
j asked, why not leave them out till
I they learn better? For the same rea
j son that the father and the mothei
j do not throw thc rebellious son out 01
doora and expel Mm till he learns.
No; but by kindness and love and pa
tience, they endeavor to re-inspire
him with hope; they open anew th<
spent fountains of virtue, and he ii
again taken into the family. I an
asked if I would take a man into mj
church knowing him to be a sinner,
If I didn't take them in while thej
were still sinners, I wouldn't hav<
enough in the church to say 'we.
[Laughter.] I take tho sinner in t<
reform him. If they do not wan'
forgiveness and patience, I don''
know what need they would have foi
a church at all. I would let then
walk on their own legs-throw awaj
the crutches and ordinances of th<
church. The South wants kindness
words of graciousness and truth
They need no patronizing, but thej
I need fraternal sympathy, and that
j with them, will go farther and brinij
I them a better mind than any denun
ciations you can utter. I have mad?
I war for thirty years against slavery
and wherever I saw the serpent, with
ont hesitation I smote him. I thanl
God the work is done. The Consti
tution stands now as the summer sk^
I stands-advancing and advancing
j and though no daisies blossom no
sun warms, do we not know tba
I every advancing month brings ui
I near to the summer and to the perf ec
day of liberty." [Applause.]
ENORMOUS FRAUDS.-The lonies
correspondent asserts that if a fear
less committee were appointed to in
I vestigate swindles on the part of Go
. vern ment officers at the South, as
I tonnding discoveries would be made
He says a well known Kentuckian
j now in the employ of the Treasur;
Department in a Southern State
openly stated in his hearing that Iv
I had been forced to pay $70,000 to i
j provost marshal before he could ge
! a steamboat load of cotton release<
j from his clutches, although he ha<
j permits from the late Secretary of th?
Treasury and President Lincoln. Hi
not only offered to appear and nink<
oath of'the fact, bnt to contribute se
veral thousand dollars towards th*
expenses of a commission, if the Pre
sident would send one there to in ves
Death eomes to a good man to re
lievo Him; it comes to a bad one tx
Prom Ku rope.
The sfeamer Albemarle brings us
three days later news from Europe.
We extract the following:
A meeting has been held in London
of persons interested in submarine
telegraph cables, presided over by
Earl Shrewsbury, to consider the
merits of Mackintosh's system for
constructing cables, and procure its
adoption, as it is claimed for Mackin?
tosh's system that its insulating
power is so superior that eighty per
cent, more signaling power can be ob?
tained than in the late Atlantic cable;
that the cable is strong enough to
sustain twenty miles of its length in
water, and that three cables, under
the new system, can be constructed
for the cost of one like the Atlantic
Company's. The proposition was
mooted for laying the cable direct
from Eugland to the United States,
via Falmouth and Cape Cod. The
meeting was adjourned to a future
The Austrian expedition to the
East is to sail in April, with the ob?
ject of concluding treaties of com?
merce with Siam, China and Japan.
Mr. Stansfeld (who was expelled
from power under Lord Palmerston
for his sympathy with Mazzini) had
fully accepted the important post of
Secretary of State, for India, in Earl
Russell's Cabinet, rendered vacant
bv the retirement of Sir Charles
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH.-Thc Lon?
don Times, of the 7th, says:
The Prince and Princess of Wales
-the Prince in the full uniform of a
general officer, and the Princess taste?
fully attired iu a dress of white tulle,
trimmed with black lace, wearing a
tiara of diamonds and a long flowing
veil of white gauze-entered side by
side. At 2 o'clock precisely, Black
Rod made a signal to the Lord Chan?
cellor, at which the whole assembly
rose. In less than six minutes, the
door to the right of the throne was
flung open, and preceded by a long
train of halberdiers, buffetiers and
other officials, entered the Majesty of
England. Her Majesty was attired
in half mourning, and walked with
slow steps to the throne, followed by
the great officers of State-the Mar?
quis of Lansdowne, bearing thc
Crown upon a cushion ; the Duke of
Argyll, holding the Sword of State
the Marquis of Winchester, support?
ing thc Cap of Maintenance, and
several other nobles performing theil
appointed functions. Her Majesty
stopped for an instant at the foot o:
the steps to shake hands with the
Princess of Wales, who, in commoi:
with the whole assemblage, hod risei
on her entrance. The Queen wore i
black-some said a deep purple
j velvet robe, which, whether it wen
i purple or black, looked intensely
i black in the dim light of the chamber
; trimmed with white miniver, and i
i white lace cap a la Marie Stuart, t(
j the portraits of which unfortunate
J lady she bore in this attire a remark
j able similitude. Around her neel
i she wore a collar of brilliants, am
j over her breast the blue riband of th
Order of the Garter. Other orna
; ments she had none, and looked ii
\ this simple and highly becoming cos
j tume "every inch a Queen," and fa
more picturesque and regal than i
I she had worn the royal robes that ha<
j become so distasteful to her. Darin
the interval that elapsed between th
? summons of the Commons and th
? reply, the Queen sat silent and mc
tion?ess, with her eyes fixed upon th
' ground. She seemed to take no hee
of the brilliant assemblage aronn
her, but to be wholly absorbed i
I melancholy meditation. Even whe
j the Commons rushed helter skeltei
j like a mob of school-boys, to the bai
I with pushingsand strivings uuseeml
i to witness among gentlemen, br
j which seem to be considered an e?
j sential part of the day's persormance."
I her Majesty took no notice of th
j interruption, and never once lifte
I her gaze from the ground.
The Lord Chancellor read the roy.
speech, the more important passag<
of which were as follows:
MY LOBDS AND GENTLEMEN: It
with great satisfaction that I have re?
course to your assistance and advic
My relations with foreign powe:
are friendly and satisfactory, and
see no cause to fear any disturban*
of the general peace.
The meeting of the fleets of Frani
and England in the ports of the r
I spective countries has tended to c
j ment the amity of the two nation
and to prove to the world their frien<
I ly concert in the promotion of peac
I have observed with satisfactic
that the United States, after tenn
nating successfully the severe stru
gie in which they were so long e:
gaged, are wisely repairing tl
ravages of civil war. The abolitic
of slavery is an event calling fort
the cordial sympathies and congrat
lations of this country, which h
always been foremost in showing i
abhorrence of an institution repu
nant to every feeling of justice ar
I I have, at the same time, the sati
faction to inform yon that the exe
tions and perseverance of my nar
squadron have reduced the shv
trade on the West coast of Afri<
within very narrow limits.
A correspondence has taken pla<
between my Government and that i
the United States, with respect to ii
juries inflicted on American con
meroe by cmisers under the Confed
rate flag. Copies of this correspom
euee will be hud before you.
The renewal of diplomatic relatioi
with Brasil hao given me much sati
faction, and I acknowledge with plea?
sure that the good offices of my ally,
the King of Portugal, have contribut?
ed essentially to this happy result.
I have to regret the interruption of
peace between Spain and Chili. The
good offices of my Government, in
conjunction with those of the Empe- !
ror of the French, have been accepted
by Spain, and it is my earnest hope |
that the causes of disagreement may
be removed in a manner honorable
and satisfactory to both countries.
The negotiations which have been
long pending in Japan, and which
have been conducted with great abili?
ty by my Minister in that country,
in conjunction with the representa?
tives of my allies in Japan, have been
brought to a conclusion -which merits
my entire approbation. The existing
treaties have been ratified by the Mi?
kado. It has been stipulated that the
tariff shall be revised in a manner fa?
vorable to commerce, and that the
indemnity due under the Convention
of October, 1864, shall be punctually
I have concluded a treaty of com?
merce with the Emperor of Austria,
which I trust will open to that Em?
pire the blessings of extended com?
merce, and be productive of impor?
tant benefits to both countries.
The deplorable events which have
occurred in the island of Jamaica
have induced me to provide at once
for an impartial inquiry, and for the
duo maintenance of authority during
that inquiry, by appointing a distin?
guished military officer as Governor
and commander of the forces. I
have given him the assistant:J of two
able and learned commissioners, who
will aid him in examining into the
origin, nature and circumstances of
the recent outbreak, and the mea?
sures adopted in the course of its
suppression. The Legislature of Ja?
maica has proposed that the present
political Constitution of the island
should be replaced by a new form of
government. A bill upon this sub?
ject will be submitted for your con?
sideration. Papers on these occur?
rences w?.1 be . laid before you.
Papers on the present state of New
Zealand will be laid before you. I
have given directions for the return
to this country of the greater portion
of my regular forces employed in
I watch with interest the proceed?
ings which ar?? still in progress in
British North America, with a view to
a closer union among the provinces,
and I continue to attach great impor?
tance to that object.
A conspiracy, adverse alike to au?
thority, property and religion, and
j disapproved and condemned alike by
all who are interested in their main?
tenance, without distinction of creed
i or class, has unhappily appeared in
? Ireland. The constitutional power of
! the ordinary tribunals has been exert
' ed for its repression, and the authori
; ty of the law has been firmly and
! impartially vindicated. * * * *
Your attention will be called to the
j subject of the oaths taken by mem
i bers of Parliament, with a view to
I avoid unnecessary declarations, and
i to remove invidious distinctions be
I tween members of different religious
i communities in matters of legislation.
! I have directed that information
I should bo procured in reference tc
j the rights of voting in the election oi
! members to serve in Parliament foi
! counties, cities and boroughs,
j "When that information is complete,
I the attention of Parliament will bt
called to the result thus obtained,
with a view to such improvements in
the laws which regulate the rights o:
i voting in the election of members o
I the House of Commons as may tend
! to strengthen our free institutions ano
j conduce to the public welfare.
IRISH POTATOES.-As this is tin
I time for planting Irish potatoes, w<
j desire to say a word on the subject
j "We have recently eaten some of th?
] finest potatoes we have ever seen
I large, dry and mealy. They wer?
j dug out of the grouml the day befor?
' we ate them. These potatoes wer?
i raised by A. W. Thompson, Esq., o
j Union, in his garden. Mr. T. in form:
j us that they were planted on 19th o
i July, covered over thickly witl
j leaves, and left without any furthe:
I work. He says that potatoes for sum
. mer use should be planted about th?
22d of February; but those intendec
for winter tise should be planted abou
the middle of July. This is an im
portant piece of information to thos<
who cultivate this valuable vegetable
We have always found it difficult t<
keep potatoes in good conditio]
through the winter; if dug, they hav
? often rotted, and if left in the eartl
; they became watery. But thes
' brought us by Mr. Thompson wer
j perfectly dry and sound, such as an;
I one who loves a good potato wouli
! be delighted to see. They were plante?
in rows about a foot apart, not hille?
I up, but covered with a heavy coat c
j leaves. The yield has been as abun
j dant as the flavor is good. Let ou
! friends bears this in mind, and let u
i make the experiment next summei
and compare notes a year benet
They are to be left in the ground an
only dug as they are wanted for th
table. -Sparianb urn Express.
LOYAL STILLS.-A Northern pepe
speaks of the whiskey distilleries thf
pay .the tax without evasion as "Loy!
Stills." On the same principle, th
whiskey made by those stills may li
considered a "loyal" drink, and th
man who'mibibes it a first-rate "loyal
mau. Without "loyalty1' n J man sha
see the face of a fanatic in peace.
I Charlotte Democrat.
CASU.-Our terni!? for subscription, ad?
vertising anil job work ar?- ca<h. We kop?
all parties will bear this in mind.
ASOTHXR RlCHMiiMi IN THE FUXX>. liv
reference to our advertising columns, this
morning, it xviii be sern that that old auc?
tion and commission agent. L. T. I.evih.
Esq., has resumed operations in this city.
From his known business talent, we bav?
every reason to believe that be will give
entire satisfaction to those who patronize
THE CIRCUS.-Castello'a "big show" gav.:
two exhibitions, yesterday, and to say thal
the performance gave tho most perfect sa?
tisfaction, is but the plain truth. We havti
never seen a jnore respectable audience
under a canvass, than was present yester?
day afternoon; but last night there waa
such a jam that it seemed as if Ibo
community had turned out ru moase.
Numbera of person? wore unable to gain
admittance, and, with the desire to accom?
modate, the manager IISH concluded to re.
main one day moro. Two performances
will he given to-day-at 2 and lh p. m. Go
early, to seccre a good seat.
NEW AnvERTisEMK.xrs.--Attention is eall
od to the following advertisements, wk ich
arc published this morning for the first
?*Huger & Hasell-Comhiis'n Merchants.
?Dan. Caetello's Great Show.
L. T. Levin-Auctioneer, Ac.
" " -A'aluablc Square Land.
'. 11 -Peruvian Guano.
'. '. - Havana Sugars.
" '. -Shirtings, Prints, Ac.
L. C. Clarke-Corn and Oats.
Wm. Summer-Pomaria Nurseries.
Venezuelan Emigration and Land Co.
Townsend & North-Hvmn-Booka.
A. lt. Phillips-Lot and Buildings.
Dial A- Pope-Oils, &c.
P. Cantwell-Kerosene Oil.
The. sublime mond courage mani?
fested bj- Andrew Johnson in his late
veto challenges the admiration of the
whole countryr. Even Mr. Beecher
pays a tributo to the grand and mi
paralleled spectacle which this Re
publican President presents in refus?
ing to acetpt the enormous power
offered to the Executive in that act
by the representatives of the people.
He saves the people from themselves
at the hazard of his own political de?
struction. His message is a break?
water, defending the Constitution
and the liberties of America from a
raging sea of innovation, which, un?
checked, would subvert the vital prin?
ciple of free government. The waves
may beat, and the tempests may howl
for a time, but there is a barrier now
to their progress, and before that can
be overleaped, the returning reason
and patriotism of the American peo?
ple will rally around the principles
which the President has announced,
and proclaim to the aggressive ele?
ments, "Thus far shalt thou go, and
Mr. Beecher says, with truth: "It
is a most extraordinary spectacle of
the times to see Congress gathered
from the people, representing the
great mass of the people, passing a
bill and putting it into the hands of
the President, and thereby clothing
him with a power greater than any
monarch ever wielded, and the Presi?
dent vetoing it, and returning it,
saying I cannot give my assent to it.
Vetoing a bill that makes him so
strong." The moral effect of this
extraordinary spectacle can scarcely
be less than its political. This last it
would be difficult to over-estimate.
Tho Northern State elections of last
fall were carried by the Republican ?
party upon the broad platform of
President Johnson's restoration poli?
cy, which, in this veto message, is
again distinctly presented, and reite?
rated with unmistakable plainness
and emphasis. The extremists of
Congress who give up the President
on account of his Southern restora?
tion policy will be compelled, also, to
give up the people, whose verdict in
favor of that policy was pronounced
in their own election. The men who
denounce him for refusing to enlarge
the Freedmen's Bureau into an enor?
mous military establishment, costing
$25, OOO, OOO-do able the whole actual
expenses of the Government twenty
five years ago-will find it difficult to
convert to their opinions the white
tax-paying population of this coun?
try, who have never been pensioned,
nor asked, nor desired to be pen?
sioned, upon the Government.
ITEMS PKOM PRENTICE.-Iden talk
of shaking the dust from their feet
who couldn't easily shake the dust
from their souls.
The smell of a turf of fresh earth is
a medicine to the body and a salutary
warning to the soul.
A man not unfrequently "digests
the venom of his spleen" because he
can't digest his dinner.
He who takes the law into his own
hands takes it into lawless hands.
Defeat may be the hard and rough
shell of the seed of victory.
Take care, or it will thrust itself
The American Gardener says that a
hen "will sit upon an oval brick-bat
as readily as upon an egg." She
must, in such a case, fancy herself a
Many are doomed to poverty that
one may be rich, as thousands of
roses are crushed for one fragrant
Many person? who think they
would die for their fellow-men don't
take pains to be agreeable to them.
They have a "Step-mother So?
ciety" in Gotham.