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Thursday Morning, March 8, 1866.
Immigration -rs. Emigration.
On Sunday last, we published a
letter from Governor Orr, in relation
to the importation of white labor for
our Southern plantations. We regard
this subject as one more interesting
to our whole population than any
other that could be brought before
them at the present time.
The letter of Governor Orr explains
fully the rights and privileges of im?
migrants, and assures them that the
laws of the State gives the same pro?
tection as that enjoyed by the native.
"We regard this letter from Gover?
nor Orr as one of the most important
documents published since the close
of the war. It will disabuse the false
impressions made upon the Northern
mind, that foreign labor-agricultu?
rists, citizens and mechanics, will not
be received cordially by our people.
They will be so received, and we hope
and trust that our Northern exchanges
will publish the letter of Governor
While we ha^e no objection to the
schemes of emigration now being or- J
ganized, and that parties desiring to
emigrate should do so; yet, we pro?
nounce against any effort to entice
labor from the South. She needs all
who aro now at home, and as many
more as can be induced to come with?
in her territory, to develop her vast
resources. Artizans and mechanics
from all parts of the world will find
a rich field in the South to cultivate.
MB. MCCULLOCH TO BE PUNISHED.
It seems thai Secretary McCulloeh is
so sensible a man, and so much op?
posed to freedmen's bureaus and to
all the mad schemes of the radicals,
that, at the risk of destroying the
credit of the Government and involv?
ing the commercial interests of the
country in ruin, Thad. Stevens and
his followers intend to defeat his wise
financial measures. The Washington
correspondent of the Baltimore Su7i
says that "the combination of inte?
rests against the McCulloeh policy of
a contraction of the currency and a
gradual resumption of specie pay?
ments is becoming identical with
opposition to the President's plan of
reconstruction. Mr. Stevens is likely
to control the financial as well as the
political course of Congress. The
supporters of the McCulloeh financial
scheme apparently shrink from com?
petition with the Stevens bill. But
the political and financial future of
the country Avould be represented,
and both are to b? determined by
this Congress, which, so far, knows
no leader but Mr. Stevens."
STAY LAWS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
The highest . court in the State of
Mississippi has declared the stay law
passed by the Legislature of that
State to be unconstitutional. The
same result is inevitable whenever the
question shall be brought to a final
test in the States which liave, by
similar enactments, sought to impair
the obligations of contracts and en?
able their citizens to repudiate their
just debts, Certainly the United
States Supreme Court will decide
against all these laws as far as non?
resident creditors are concerned.
What folly is it, then, for the legisla?
tive bodies of Southern States to
fritter away their time in the discus?
sion of "bills to prevent the collec?
tion of debts," when, after they agree
upon a particular form, the law will
not be worth the paper it is written
-? ^ ? i
The New York Times makes the
following proposition to the radicals,
which we take to be President John?
son's ultimatum :
"The exclusion of loyal men from
Congress, in violation alike of their
rights and the Constitution, is the
main, if not the sole, cause of the
present difference of sentiment be?
tween them. If the Union majority
in Congress had been in its action
true to tbe principles of the Union
party, and had not allowed itself to
be swerved from those principles by
the adroit and reckless machinations
of men who have with them no sym?
pathy whetever, this conflict would
never have arisen. Whenever that
same majority can throw off the in?
fluences by which it has been thus
misled, and come back to its true
and original position, that conflict
will end, and all the dangers which
now seem to be impending over the
Union party and the country will be
forever 'in tho deep bosom of the
ocean buried.' "
A delegation waited on the Pref?i
dent on Saturday, and requested him
to give one member of his Cabinet te
the Pacific States.
Pr?sidant Johnson understands as
.well -what he is talking about as any
man could. His speeches are clear
exponents of very deliberately formed
opinions. He knows what beneficial
effects will follow the restoration of
State authority, freed from the ob?
structions and irritating influences of
Freedmen's Bureaus, etc.-indeed,
the pacification of the country in
this, the only possible way. More
than once he has, with brevity and
point, brought to the the attention of
the nation the influence of such a
restoration upon the currency, the
commerce, the manufacturers, and
the agriculture and industry of the
country. In a brief reply to a com?
mittee which waited upon him the
other day, he said:
"The full and complete reconcili?
ation of the country ought to be a
precursor to all movements-should
be the first object. Such a reconcili?
ation would produce the development
of the manufacturing, the commer?
cial, the agricultural, and the other
industrial interests of the country.
He spoke of the state of the cur?
rency, and the different views enter?
tained of contraction and expansion,
and said: When we look at these
things, the first object is the restora?
tion of the Government. You there?
by enlarge the area for the currency
to circulate in, which would have the
effect of preventing contraction, while
it would give all the practical benefits
to be derived from contraction. It
would give it a sounder basis to rest
upon. By bringing the products of
the South-some $300,000,000 -worth
of tobacco, cotton, &c.-into our
commerce, it would avert any possi?
bility of a financial crash. It would
make the currency perfectly sound,
and it would develop all the industrial
resources and promote the industrial
interests of tho country. The restora?
tion of the Government is the greatest
stimulant that can be applied, not only
to the manufacturing, but the agricul?
tural, commercial and other industrial
interests of the nation. He spoke of
the internal revenue, and said that a
restoration of the Government in all
its branches would have the effect to
remore all the burdensome internal
I tax of the country. Anything he
could do to promote all the intereste
of the country, he assured them he
The committee whose address elicit?
ed these remarks were the represen?
tatives of a ?et of manufacturers. As
soon as Mr. Johnson concluded, the
prominent man of the delegation,
one Mr. Ward, said that they were of
opinion that the vast irnpor+otinna
from abroad could only be checked by
a high tariff. [Shoddy wants a leetle
more protection !]
The President considered the re?
storation of the Government would
increase the demand for articles, and
do away with the necessity for dimi?
nishing the circulation. But he stuck
to it that we must have a united
Government, and said nothing about
tariff to encourage poor Shoddy. The
dialogue closed thus:
"Mr. E. B. Ward-(Black Republi?
can.)-Mr. President,-we are all
laboring under the belief that we have
"Mr. Johnson.-Then let us have
a whole Government. Then we have
got a wider area for everything to be
carried on in."
With this flea in his ear, Shoddy
THE SOVEREIGNS OP EUROPE.
There are at the present moment
forty-three reigning sovereigns in
Europe. Of that number, ten be?
long to the Roman Catholic religion,
but one is excommunicated; thirty
are Protestants, one is of the Greek
Orthodox Church, and one a Ma
homedan; the forty-third is the Pope.
The Catholics are: Two Emperors
of Austria and France; five Kings
of Bavaria, Belgium, Spain, (a
Queen,) Portugal and Saxony; two
Princes-of Lichtenstein and Mona?
co; the excommunicated sovereign is
King Victor Emmanuel. The thirty
Protestants are : Eight Kings or
Queens-of England, Prussia, Swe?
den, Denmark, Holland, Hanover,
Greece and Wurtemberg; six Grand
Dukes-of Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt,
Strelitz, Oldenburg and Saxe Wei?
mer; seven Dukes-of Anhalt, Bruns?
wick, Nassau, Saxe-Meininpren. Saxe
Altenburg, Saxe-Coburg and Schles?
wig-Holstein ; nine Princes-of Lippe
Detmold, Lippe-Schaumburg, Reuss
Greiz, Ruess-Schleiz, Schwarzburg
Sonderhausen and Waldeck ; the
Elector of Hesse-Cassel and the Land?
grave of Hesse-Homburg. The Greek
Orthodox sovereign is the Emperor
of Russia, and the Musselmau the
Sultan of Turkey. There are also
seven republics in Europe, two exclu?
sively Catholic-San Marino and An?
dorra; and five in which the majority
of the inhabitants are Protestants
Switzerland, Hamburg, Bremen,
Frankfort and Lubeck.
Maximilian is reported by a corres?
pondent to have said that he cannot
pay the Mexican-French debts, and
that the withdrawal of the French j
troops will be the signal for his de- ?
paitare from Mexico.
France and Mexico.
We find in the New York News, an
interesting letter from John Mitchell,
dated Paris, February 13. We make
the following extract in relation to
Mexican affairs in the French capital:
Already both the French Chambers
have resounded with loud debates
upon Mexico. All parties, from the
Emperor down to the Marquis de
Boissy, are eager to have the French
troops home, and to stop the enor?
mous expense of the expedition. The
only question is, when and how, and
on what terms the French force can
be honorably withdrawn. Doubtless
you will have in New York, by the
ordinary channels, the remarkable
speech delivered yesterday by Mar?
shal Forey, who was first commander
in-chief of the Mexican expedition;
but lest you should not, I may give
an abstract of it here. It is to be
premised that the orator speaks sim?
ply as a Senator and Marshal of
France, and by no means as an organ
of the Government.
"Let no one believe," says the
Marshal, "that the Government
which we overthrew in Mexico, main?
tained itself there by the sympathies
of tho population ; no, it maintained
itself by terror alone; which is the
reason that the presence of our flag
was alono sufficient to destroy it.
Once delivered from the Government
of Juarez, the Mexican people, free
in the expression of its votes, gave
itself to the Emperor Maximilian. I
do not pretend to discuss here the
letter written by Mr. Seward to M.
de Montholon, the 6th of December,
1865; but I may be permitted to
affirm, that it was by no means
through force, under the pressure of
the presence of our army, that popu?
lar suffrage was pronounced. No; it
was the people themselves who, fa?
tigued by a bloody anarchy, pro?
claimed that the Empire was more
in harmony with their wishes and re?
The Marshal next combats the idea
that there is any preference for a Re?
pu blican form of government in
Mexico; and then proceeds to the
pressing question: "I come to the
question of the return of our troops.
At what moment should that take
place? Many men, no doubt sincere,
but who seem to me not sufficiently
jealous of our national honor, desire
an immediato recall. I also wish foi
the return of our troops, if not im?
mediately, at least as soon as possi?
ble; but we must examine when thal
step will be really possible. "The
orator then enlarged upon the habi?
tual and inveterate anarchy in which
Mexicans have always delighted tc
live, and insists that the great evil ol
Mexican Ufe is terror; not terror ol
the French troops, but of thc bandits,
which would immediately resume th?
ascendant, if those, troops were nov
"It must be stated," he says, "feaj
is the great misery of Mexico. It ii
tliat which has rendered the popula
tions incapable of defending them
selves and of resisting their oppress
ors. I have seen in Mexico villages
towns, cities, whose inhabitants
being provided with arms andammu
nition, were able to resist, and ye
suffer themselves to bo pillaged anc
burnt by bands of guerrilleos, al
though they had at stake their for
tunes, their lives, and those of thei
wives and children. It is thus tha
populations a hundred or a thousanc
times more numerous than their as
sailants, have allowed themselves t<
be disarmed, pillaged, slaughterec
without resistance. * * We mus
leave to those populations the timt
to recover their moral by contact wit!
our soldiers, and to acquire, througl
that intercourse, the spirit of order
the honesty, the courage which ani
mate French troops, and to which al
are forced to renner homage."
As to the idea insisted on by sonn
Frenchmen, that after all the Mexi
can "Liberals" aro contending fo
the independence of their country
he declares, on the contrary, that tb
real enemies of that independenc
were the followers of Juarez, an<
that the French force is a liberathij
"In my opinion, there would b
the greatest peril in now recalling on
forces. The Emperor has declarei
that we Avent to Mexico to protec
French interests, and to defend on
fellow-countrymen. Well, if we UOA
brought that army away, all th
French J ?idents would be obliged t<
come Wjth it, or else they Avould b
the victims of violence far more atrc
cious than any we have yet seen
Besides, if we have the interests c
our own countrymen to defend, ther
are others also that we are bound t
protect. Is it not our duty to protec
those populations which received u
with open arms-who have compre
mised themselves for us-who hav
cried Vive Maximilian? Is not ou
honor engaged in this matter?"
In short, the Marshal announce
his conclusion thus : ' 'And now, wha
must we do to complete the work c
moralization and progress which w
undertook in Mexico? The Senat
will, perhaps, dissent, but I mus
utter my opinion, which is, howevei
but my own private opinion-w
must, perhaps, send new troops t
Mexico. [Sensation.] We must, r
the least, keep there those that ai
there now. We must also, perhaps
make still further sacrifices of nu
ney." [New sensation.]
Then comes the peroration; wit
which I need not trouble. Immed
ately after the Marshal sat down, tl)
Minister of State thought it advisabl
to say that the opinion of the Govert
ment was no way modified by the
language of the honorable Senator,
who had himself avowed that he spoke
only his own personal opinion.
On the whole, the debates in the
two Chambers on the address, show
the strongest desire to find an honor?
able retreat from that position; and I
have no doubt it will be found, pro?
vided the Government of the United
States act in good faith in preventing
; all collisions along the frontier.
Believe me, France can be goaded
into a wai- with America; and the ex?
treme repugnance with which such
an event is regarded here, proceeds
from a consciousness that such a war
would be a most horrible and despe?
rate one-England looking on with
gloating satisfaction all the while.
A euri as statement is made in the
Paris correspondeuce of the Era Nou?
velle-Mexican Imperialist journal.
It is in these words :
"All the articles which you see in
the Steele, the Avent National, and the
Opinion National, relativ?? to Ameri?
can affairs, and particularly those of
Mexico, are inspired by Mr. Bigelow,
(inspired, you know, is a delicate way
of saying paid.) I am assured that
members of the opposition in the
Corps L?gislatif have invited the Ame?
rican Minister to urge Mr. Seward to
take some hostile proceedings against
the Mexican Empire, promising him
their co-operation to create in France
alarm and sensation. These plots
are happily known to the Minister
for Foreign Affairs."
Now, there may be exaggeration in
this; but assuredly the conduct of the
opposition in the Chamber;; is in it?
self an invitation to Mr. Seward to
present an ultimatum to Maximilian ;
and is, moreover, creating in France
those very alarms and sensations
which are calculated to co-operate
with him. If the Liberal papers were
"inspired" at so many francs per co?
lumn by tho American Minister, they
could not do better for him than they
It is with heart-felt pleasure that
we notice the favorable revival of
trade and agriculture in tho Southern
States. From all sections we cou
tinue to receive reports tb at augur
well for a most bountiful crop during
the coming season. The question of
free labor is gradually developing
itself, without tho aid of the Legis?
lature, and even the journals that
were most despondent of the result
are now constrained to state that
there is hope in the old land still.
The planters in every State are put?
ting their shoulders to the wheel with
an energy that must needs tell on the
recuperation that is now advancing
with steady strides. Fears are ex?
pressed that a greater breadth of
land is being planted with cotton
than is prudent, so the Western farm
firs will have to exert themselves to
furnish the corn that in some sec?
tions will fall short of the d3inand.
The negroes are working steadily
and seem contented with their lot,
and white immigrants are commenc?
ing to flow towards the South, where
an ample remuneration attends every
class of labor. Of course all is not
yet couleur de rose; much depends on
a favorable season ; many of the plan?
ters are inexperienced, and have sown
a greater breadth of land, than they
can husband with their limited hands;
the negroes may#prove in some places
untrustworthy, and towards the har?
vest may make demands that will fall
heavily on the cultivators; but still
the turning point will soon be passet!,
and there will be thousands of specu?
lators scouring the land for cotton,
who will be willing to make good ad?
vances on the crops; by this means
money will soon be plentiful, and the
South will then be able to purchase
all the luxuries of which its uarkets
are now bereft. In the meantime we
urge on the planters the necessity of
treating the freedmen with kindness,
forbearance and liberality, and we
feel convinced that the ne::t season
labor will be re-organized on a sound
basis and the negro will prove him?
self worthy of his new posi rion. As
laborers they are of priceless value to
our country, btit should they, through
harshness, cruelty, or their own sloth,
merge into a lazy thieving horde,
then will they be a curso instead of a
blessing to the land. Our advice to
our Southern brethren is "Face"
"Tace." Work and be silent. All
[Neto York Southern Exchange.
. . - - - .m. -.
THE FENIANS-A MESSENC ER FROM
IRELAND.-The Assembly Rooms,
Washington city, were densely crowd?
ed Thursday night, on short notice,
to hear something about the Fenian
movements. Over a thousand per
! sons were present, and many were
unable to obtain admittance. There
were several speakers, but ;he chief
attraction was Capt. Mccafferty, who,
according to report, is the . .onfHen
tial messenger from Stephens, Mili?
tary Counsel of the Irish Revolution?
ary* Brotherhood, and who has lately
been discharged from imprisonment
I in Ireland. He gave glowing accounts
I of the Fenian prospects, an 1 created
I much enthusiasm. After the general
meeting, all the Fenians were request?
ed to convene in secret, to hear from
Captain McCafferty some i nportant
statements, which he said would not
be proper to mention publicy.
[Cor. Ballimore Sun.
Most of the conservative members
! of the Tennessee Legislature have
resigned in consequence of tho out?
rageous conduct of the radical ma?
William or Orange and Andrew
We cannot be mistaken in the con?
viction that the mental characteristics
of Andrew Johnson bear a strong re?
semblance to those of William of
Orange; nor suppress the hope that
he is raised up by the hand of Provi?
dence to play a part in American af?
fairs, not unlike that which his illus?
trious prototype enacted in England,
and which won for him his noblest
and most imperishable titles to re?
The obligations of William of
Orango to the Whig party of Eng?
land were of no ordinary character.
They had been chiefly instrumental
in bringing him from a comparatively
obscure position on the Continent,
and placing him on the throne of a
powerful empire. In return for their
devotion to his cause, they expected
that he would become, like other
Kings in similar circumstances, a
party leader, and not the head of a
nation. They not only demanded
that he should show favor to none
but the dominant party, but that he
should adopt all their old party
grudges and help them to be avenged
upon their enemies, Such had been
the unvarying results of every politi?
cal victory, from the commencement
of the civil troubles of the seven?
teenth century down to the Revolu?
tion. A Roundhead triumph; a Cava?
lier triumph; the Whig ascendancy,
accomplished by the father of the
Popish plot; the Tory ascendancy,
obtained by the detection of the Rye
House plot-were each in their turn
followed by a sanguinary proscrip?
tion. Of the alternate butcheries,
the last and the worst, was that which
was inseparately associated with the
names of James and Jeffreys. The
men who brought William into power
were bent oa exacting a terrible re?
tribution for all they had undergone
during seven disastrous years. "His
clemency was peculiar to himself. It
was not the clemency of an ostenta?
tious man, or of a sentimental^ man,
or of an easy tempered man. lt pro?
duced no fine stage effects. It drew
on him the savage invectives of those
whose malevolent passions he refused
to satisfy. It won for him no grati?
tude for those who owed to him for?
tune, liberty and life." But none of
these things moved the great and
wise ruler whom Providence in its
mercy had granted to the British na?
tion. That nation soon discovered
that in the delicate and fragile form,
which was all that stood between the
successful party and its victims, was
a will of iron, and a soul that, flash?
ing through the eagle eyes, mastered
the sternest of the proud barons
around him at a glance. He had
saved the islanders from the despot?
ism of James, and he was uow re?
solved to save them fro'" the vindic?
tiveness of each other. He risked
his popularity with men who had
been his warmest admirers, to give
repose and security to men by whom
his name was never mentioned with?
out a curse. It is needless to say how
he triumphed in that act of grace,
the passage of which he at last secured
in both Houses, by a unanimous vote,
and which has stamped his name with
immortal renown, and saved England
from being rent to this day by pro?
scriptive factions, each, as it prevail?
ed, avenging in rivers of blood the
wrongs it has suffered.
Andrew Johnson has the opportu?
nity of achieving for America what
William of Orange accomplished for
England. Like him, he seems to pos?
ses^ a wonderful calmness and in?
tensity of determination, and a great?
ness of soul which rises above the at?
mosphere of party, and embraces in
its comprehensive glance the interests
and welfare of his country and his
race. It will be a glory such as no
American, with the solitary exception
of George Waehington, has achieved,
if by his wisdom, firmness and com?
prehensive toleration and patriotism,
Andrew Johnson shall save the United
States from a fate like that from which
William of Orange delivered England,
when every great explosion and every
great recoil of public feeling was ac?
companied by excesses and cruelties
which make humanity shudder.
CHOLERA CURED AS EASILY AS
TOOTH-ACHE.-Dr. Post, who is rep?
resented as a high medical authority
in New York, delivered a lecture re?
cently at the Medical College in that
city. He claims that the cholera is
curable as the tooth-ache. His me?
thod of treatment, as he explained it,
is briefly as follows:
The patient is first attacked by
diarrhoea, accompanied by extreme
lassitude. He shonld go instantly to
bed, and remain perfectly quiet for
forty-eight hours, biking at least
fifteen grains of calomel to drive the
infection from the system. After this
has acted freely, a mild dose of laud?
anum should be given to soothe the
patient and prevent further intestinal
action. Ice should be applied to the
spinal column. Dr. Post claims that
this treatment lias been applied in
thousands of cases, and never failed
to result in the entire and rapid re?
covery of the patient. It is of tho
very first importance that the patient
should not abandon the reclining
postare, from the very commence?
ment of the disease until the reco?
very. All the prominent men in tho
city are engaging themselves in the
study of the cholera, not clinically,
of ?:ourse, as there have been no cases
yet in the city.
Dresses are cut so low in Paris as
to resemble a band about the body.
CASH.-Our terms for subscription, ad?
vertising ?nd jol) work are cash. We kop?
all parties will bear this in mind.
THE BUSKING or COLUMBIA.-Au inter?
esting account ol the "Sack, ?nd Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," hat
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix steam power press. Order?
can be tilled to any extent.
GIN. WADE HAMPTON.- This distinguish?
ed gentleman arrived here a day or two
ago. Ho is in good health and spirits, and
says that his frced-peoplo arc working well
on his plantation in Louisiana.
COUBT OF COMMON PLEAS. -The Spring
Term of the Court commenced here on
Monday last, Judge Aldrich presiding.
There being very little business, the Judge
adjourned the Court until the first Monday
CALNAN k KBEUDEB.-TheBe gentlemen
have removed to their new store on Rich?
ardson street, next to .Tanney's old hotel.
They have one of the best assortments of
family groceries and provisions that bas
ever been offered in this market, and their
atore is fitted np in great taste and ele?
NEW CUUEENCY.-We had the small nu>
diann of pleasure of handling a ten and
five dollar bill of the now issue by the
State of South Carolina. The bills are
beautifully executed, and are tinted with
the national color for paper currency
green. We hope that the $300,000 of the
issue will afford the people of the State
sonic relief in their present necessities.
We learn that the remains of an elderly
colored woman were found, on the edge of
a small stream of water, near this city, a
day or two ago. An inquest was held by
Coroner Walker. The verdict of the jury was
that the deceased came to her death from
causes unknown to the jury. It is sup?
posed that the old woman was frozen to
death during the last cold spell, as from
the appearance of tho body it is supposed
to have lain there several weeks.
The body nf E. R. Stokes, jr., who lost
his lifo in the terrible battle of Gettysburg,
arrived in this city yesterday. Ellwood was
tho color-hearer of James' Battalion, at?
tached to Longstreet's Corps, and was
killed with the colors in his hands. The
funeral services will be performed in the
Baptist Church. >his morning, ?til o'clock.
Several of his comrades-in-arms will act e.s
pall-bearers. A large number of our citi?
zens will attend, to pay the last tribute of
respect to the young soldier.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, wh ick
j are published this morning for the first
Moore & Nichols-Fire-Arms, Ac.
J. G. Gladden-Ambrotypes, ?fcc.
Campbell R. Bryce-Lumber.
! E. Pollard-Hair Crimpers,
j " ? -Fishing Tackle.
? J. Gadsden Edwards-White Labor.
Calnan k Kreuder-New Store.
Gibbes & Glaze-Lumber Yard.
Fisher & Heinitsh-Drugs, ?tc.
CONNECTICUT SUSTAINING THE PRE?
SIDENT.-The Connecticut campaign
was formally opened on Wednesday
night in Now Haven, where an im?
portant meeting was held to sustain
I President Johnson against the as
? saults of the radicals. Senator Doo
! little, of Wisconsin, was among the
speakers. He said, among other
! things equally pertinent:
"Mr. Lincoln did not say that the
i black man should be permitted to
vote. Mr. Johnson had done what,
in my opinion, he ought to have done.
Leave the white people of thesa
States to decide the question for
themselves. [Great applause.] 1 can
understand that here, where there ar9
a few colored people intelligent ami
i educated, it should be deemed proper
! to extend to them the right of sul
j frage; but when you go South, whers
the blacks number nearly one-third
I the population, just released from
\ slavery, ignorant and brutal, I can
j understand why they should not be
i willing to extend this privilege to
A SEVERE REBUKE.-The disgusting
blasphemy of Mr. Sumner, in liken?
ing the typical negro to Him who
was God on the Cross, before th<i
Senate of a christian nation, was bu fc
imperfectly rebuked by Mr. Fessen
Did thc House, as charged by Mr.
Sumner, place themselves in the situ?
ation of Pontius Pilate, with thi
negro for the Saviour of the world,
and the people of the United State i
for Barrabas? Why, sir, I expected
him [Mr. Sumner] to go further, and
in the next breath to say that what
with the Constitution of the United
States and tho Constitution of th s
States, the negro had been crucified
between two thieves, and that now,
by this proposed amendment, th: s
stone had been rolled away from th i
door of the sepulchre, and he had
ascended to sit on the throne of th*
Almighty and judge the world.
Mr. Pollard writes: If General
Grant has power to stop the liberty
of speech in the press, he also has tho
power to muzzle the freedom of speech
in Congress. He speaks of the news?
papers alienating both sections of tbs
country. We beg leave to state that
in the halls of Congress there is moi-!*
sedition and thsaffection ventilated
there, and disseminated all over the
country, electrically, in one hour,
than in one year by all the newspa?
pers in the South. Can't he suppresi
those fomeiiters of discord. Sumner