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Tuesday Morning, March 20, 1866
Thc Coming lss?< .
The New York Sun, a thoroughly
Republican journal, often presents
sensible views on matters pertaining
either to commerce, politics or morals,
notwithstanding fliese proclivities.
Recently that "Sun" has been expend?
ing its light and heat upon the
"coming political issue,'" the only live
one MOM? being, as it states, the ques?
tion of Southern restoration. The
new issue it predicts will como before
long, and of its nature and character
it thus enlightens its readers:
"It will have ref erence to pecuniary
and business interests, and the di
vision^will be between the manufac
turingoistricts of the Eastern States
one one side, and the producing clL*?
tricts of the West and South ov iii
other side. According tip our pr.^^t
laws fortk? government of trade, the
interest of the producing and manu?
facturing districts are so directly at
variance, that a political issue upon
that difference cannot long be avoid?
ed. Many years ago, this conflict of
interest between manufacturers and
producers was used as a political issue;
but in those times the country was
not groaning under a heavy debt,
taxes were comparatively light, du?
ties on imports were lower, and the i
subject finally became stale, and
ceased to furnish the necessary ex?
citement for a political issue. At the
present time, the case is different.
The public debt weighs heavily upon
the people, and naturally causes them
to examine closely every feature of
' . This examination discloses these
facts : Manufacturers are getting rich
with marvellous rapidity, and the cor?
porate companies are all declaring
immense dividends. On the other
hand, the producers of the West are
bitterly complaining of the high
prices that?hey are obliged to pay
for commodities, and the low price
that they get for farm products. For
4 example, corn is worth only fifteen
cents per bushel in Illinois, and it
consequently takes fifty bushels of
corn to buy a pair of coarse boots.
The cause of this difference in pros?
perity between manufacturers and
producers is clearly apparent. The
high tariff upon imports shuts out the
competition ol foreign manufactures.
By this means the manufacturing in?
terests in the Eastern States have a
monopoly; they can charge such
prices as they like, and while lucky
stockholders complacently count their
. fat dividends, consumers in the pro?
ducing regions are obliged to pay
enormous prices as a consequence, of
this monopoly. There is no discrimi?
nation of law in favor of home pro- j
ducers. i\L~n fact, there con ld be none. |
for the reason that our staple products
can be raised more cheaply in this
country than they could be imported
under any circumstances. Slavery,
secession and restoration nave in turn
furnished the pabulum of our politi?
cal parties, but there is no doubt that
a new issue upon the merits of free
trade protection will soon occupy the
The Sun is a good prophet. After
the settlement of the question of re?
storation, the issue will be between the
great farming interests of the West
and the manufacturing interests of
the North and East; a political con?
flict will take place, perhaps more
animated, heated and bitter than its
predecessor in 1832, on the high
tariff system, when the South had to
contend against the whole North.
The people of the West nowbegin to
see that the whole protective tariff
system enriches only the manufac?
turer. It does so, too, at the expense I
of the great agricultural interests of
the West, granting to the latter no
equivalent in either exchange of pro?
ducts or in trade. With the pro?
ducers of the West, it is low prices !
for grain, and high prices for manu- ;
t'aetured commodities. - With the man- !
nfactnrers of the East and North, it !
is a guarantee for heavy dividends and
extension ?d' a monopoly now already
huge in its dimensions, threatening
to control, in all future time, Con?
gress and the country. The contest,
then, in this coming political issue,
will doubtless be a fierce one. It
cannot be delayed longer than when
the question of restoration shall be
decided. The cupidity and arrogance
of lordly manufacturers on the one
hand, and the interests of the agri?
culturist on the other, v iii prevent
this. Whether we of the South will
participate in the struggle or not, re- <
maint; to be seen. Patiently we bide i
the part we shall have to play, if any
be assigned to us in "the coming po-1
The issue between radicalism and
President Johnson and the conserva?
tive people of tho country will soon
be made up and brought to a head.
We believe, and we have good rea?
sons for our belief, that the whole
Southern people will rise up and sus?
tain President Johnson against the
fanatical designs of the destroyers of
the Constitution. #
The Son?Sn-rn BazoBi'1
The ladies of Maryland, whose
charities toward our unfortunate sol?
diers, during thc late war, were illi?
mitable, have organized a great fair
for tho benefit of the destitute of this
section. Few "grcybacks, " who lan?
guished in prison or passed through
Baltimore in durance, can ever forget
these "ministeringangels,"' and many
a parent is indebted to them for in?
effable consolations lavished upon
dying boys, soothing their last mo?
ments and shrining their relics in con?
secrated ground. The Gazette thus
speaks of this enterprise:
The fair or bazaar, for the relief of
destitute Southerners, inaugurated
by the Ladies' .Southern Relief Asso?
ciation, is absorbing the entire time
of many of the ladies of Baltimore,
and promises to be a decided success.
In most, if not all, of the Counties,
auxiliary committees have-been form?
ed, and the ladies of the different
parts of the State have applied them?
selves earnestly to work, to lend what
aid they can to their poverty-stricken
Southern friends. The committees
1 of some of these Counties will, pro?
bably, have tables of their own,
while others prefer to render 'what
assistance they can by contributing
to tables under thc management "of
friends in Bultimore. This course
will, doubtless,^ bc pursued in the
generality of cases, as the day fixed
tf?r the opening of the fair, the 2d
day of April, is too near at hand to
allow persons at a distance sufficient
time for the preparations necessary
for independent tables. The ladies
of Delaware, and the ladies of Wash?
ington city have also tendered their
I aid, begging to be permitted to asso?
ciate themselves in this charity. In
New York a sub-committee has been
formed, the names of which have not
yet reached us, and many donations
are expected from that city. Already
the World, the Daily lieus, the Me?
tropolitan Record, and the Day Book,
have gratuitously published the ap?
peal to tho public and drawn atten?
tion to it in their editorial columns,
("while, from private sources, many
donations have been received. Some
have contributed money, which is set
apart as a reserved fund, while others
have sent goods or merchandize of
Inquiries have been made, from
time to time, as to the kind of con?
tributions needed. The answer to
this is simple. Anything that can be
worn, or eaten, or sold, will be cheer?
fully received; anything that can be
worked up into garments, or that can
in any way be used for apparel for
men, women or children; anything
ornamental that can be disposed of,
or, in fact, a nything that can be con?
verted into money will be acceptable.
Among the donations already received
aro coal, champagne, soaa wacer,r<oof
fee, reaping machines and baby bon?
nets. Maryland hams and New York
sugar candy wili be taken quite as
gladly. In a word, the difficulty |
should be not to know what to send,
but what not to send. But, in addi?
tion to the sending, another class of
people are needed - the buyers.
When the fair is held, purchasers
will be wanted to pay for all the goods
that are so liberally donated. In
Baltimore, many persons have already
ordered quantities of spring and sum?
mer clothing for family lise, to be
made for the fair, thus guaranteeing
sales to such amounts before the fair
is opened. Many others are deter?
mined to wait till the fair does open,
to soe what supplies of groceries,
merchandize or useful materi:d they
can lay in then. The example is a
good one, and, as the time is short,
there can be little inconvenience in
The spirit with which the people of
Maryland have taken in hand this
good work is beyond all praise. The
harmony existing is perfect, and the
energy and industry displayed in tho
effort to make the'undertaking not
only successful, but very remunera?
tive, are most creditable. Much good
feeling lias also been manifested by
friends in the North, and many have
given quietly but liberally. Unfor?
tunately, some persons have been
applied to who not only decline to
further the proposed object, but re?
fuse to counteuanco it. One gentle?
man, for instance, writes to know if
he can be assured of the entire loyalty
of thc parties interested, and that the
means of thc association will not be
used to foster au3r spirit of opposi?
tion to the loyal North. Another
asserts that he can do nothing for
women who show such bitter linfred
against everything North, and'who
treat Northern men like dogs, although
he is willing to aid any loyal poor
people if he knows they are tho?
roughly loyal. The aid of the narrow
minded and the Puritanical is not
feolicited. The fair will succeed with?
out contributions from such sources.
The only pity is that such persons
should ever have been applied to.
From a Washington despatch to
the Philadelphia Inquire)', we learn
that in a recent conversation with a
leading member of the Pennsylvania
Congressional delegation, Secretary
Seward said there was not a rebel to?
day in the whole country, and he
shoiJd not uso the word; that he was
in ff.vor of tho admission of the en?
tire body of Southern members, just
as they are, and of the repeal of the
The Nashville (Tenn.) University
has ju?t graduated fifty students.
Reports of tbo Feeling of thc South?
The country has been led to believe
by various radical organs and their
correspondents, that tjie failure of
the star-chamber committee to report,
after three months of revolutionary
and disunion incubation, arose from
the neglect or refusal pf the Presi?
dent to furnish information, as re?
quired by resolution,-concerning the
feeling of the people rf the South
towards the Governmmt. It is as
obvious that such info ?nation could
not be procured in a di y as it is that
the inquiry of the conn littee was in?
spired by a desire to p: otract action,
rather than to obtain tl 3 information
suggested. For, befe "6 receipt of
fact?, they report a resc tttion for the
admission of Tennesse , in which it
is stated that the "p:ople of that
State, by a large popul ar vote, adopt
and ratify a Constituti n of govern?
ment, Republican in i>rm, and not
inconsistent with the C institution of
the United States, anc a State Go?
vernment organized un 1er the provi?
sions ?hereof, which sari provisions,
and the laws passed Sn pursuance
thereof, proclaim ando)enote loyalty
to the Union; and the people of Ten?
nessee are found to bein a condition
to exercise the functjaps of a State
within this Union!" T
Yet the same comniitpe that makes
the above record are guilty of the
infamy of incorporating into the pre?
tended enabling act tl* whole plat?
form of radical ideas* which are, of
course, offensive surplusage, for the
purpose of preventing Democrats and
conservatives from vojing for it, and
also of challenging a \pte.
If we had not theirtcord evidence
of the factious and revolutionary star
chamber committee'itself as to the
good feeling of the people of Ten?
nessee, we have that ol Gen. Thomas
as to the status there, ?>f, whose testi?
mony the New Yorkf Evening Post
gives a resume, as follows:
In his opinion, tho troops ought
not yet to be withdiawu. He has
now'6,000 men in tte State. The
liabeas corpus ought not yet to be re?
stored. The operations of the Freed?
men's Bureau ought tob? continued;
in its present form, it vorks so well,
he says, that in a year the whites and
the freedmen '"."ill be living peaceably
together. And, finally, the Tennes?
see Congressional delegation, all of
whom can take thetestoath, ought to
be admitted at once, in order to en?
courage other districts 'and States to
elect men to Congress who can take
the oath, and as an acknowledgment
of the good sense of the Tennessee
The soldiers should be retained in
Tennessee, he says, becanse the laws
are not yet faithfully or vigilantly
executed there. There is much bitter
feeling between Union men and se?
cessionists, which has not had time
to die out. For the same reason, we
suppose, because the. laws are not
rigidly oruoTcea try meir ci%:<_ admin?
istrators he thinks the habeas corpus
should be withheld for some time
longer. As for the Freedmen's Bu?
reau, General Thomas does not appear
to think it requires amendment. He
The condition of the freedmen in
Tennessee is very favorable at this
time; a very great improvement has
taken place in their condition,-and if
the affairs of the Freedmen's Bureau
can be administered for another year
in the way they have been for the last
six months, mutual confidence would
be restored between the whites and
blacks, and I atti very much in hopes
that the freedmen could be left to the
?irotection of t?e civil authorities of
The Post then remarks:
It appears to.us that this is a sensi?
ble view of the whole quastion of re?
construction; aid as the President
has, on his pari, withheld the habeas
corpus, continued martial law, and
kept the needed troops in the South?
ern States, we hope Congress will do
its share by admitting at once all tho
Southern members who can take the
Now, in respect to the feeling of
the people in other Southern States.
This was reported at length in our
Congressional columns, yesterday, as
it came from the star-chamber con?
clave itself; and we are free to say,
upon perusal of it, that tho people of
the countrykwill be amazed at the
trilling amount of ill-feeling that
exists, considering that a cruel war
has been waged upon the prostrate
and submitted Southern people for
three months, not by the soldiery of
the North, who had invariably fra?
ternized with the Southern troops,
even on fields red with human gore,
but by politicians in the Congress ol
the United States. Of the Southern
people, generally, under these excit?
ing circumstances, it mav be said, as
does the Philadelphia North Ameri?
can of the peoi lc of Tennessee: If,
says that able Republican journal,
we keep Tennessee out for ten yean
longer, it will not make her a whil
more loyal than she ja now. Indeed,
the discontent may make her rathei
disloyal, since it would not be possi?
ble for any American community tc
endure such treatment without s
feeling of resentment. If we let hei
in now it will encourage her Union
men, and add largely to their num?
bers, a fact that appears to be pur?
"Yet, under circumstances of unpa?
ralleled provocation, what evidence
comes up from the South concerning
the alleged disloyalty of the people'i
We unhesitatingly say that there is
scarcely any tiling upon which to bas;e
the policy of excluding them from
representation in Congress.
The Congressional cabal must pre?
sume greatly upon a lack of sense in
the Northern people, if it be sup?
posed that the developments made by
the published reports exhibit any
very strange or bad state of things.
The very worst is a suspicion that
some secret societies exist in Alabama,
based upon old regimental organiza?
tions. That if war were to arise with
a foreign power, which some wish,
that small class would go with the
enemy; that ill-feeling exists on the
part of the late rebels against original
Union men; that, they are not out?
spoke? in condemnation of themselves
for having gone into the rebellion ;
that they are not blatant in professed
love and praise bf the acts of the
Federal Government; that, without
the presence of the troops and the
Freedmen's Bureau, acts of injustice
would be done to negroes and to
Union white men; that the people do
not feel kind arid friendly towards
Northern . speculators who come
among them; that some of them dis?
relish the national debt ; that some
fret against military rule. We give
here the worst points enunciated in
the reports, and against them we could
array as many things said in favor of
the people taken together. Most of
the expressions of witnesses are mat?
ters of belief, a sort of statement
which would be rejected in courts of
justice. We have no recitals of cru?
elties from any of the witnesses.
# [National Intelligence}-.
The loud laughter which greeted
the President's contemptuous refer?
ence to Forney, on the 22d of Feb?
ruary, has not yet ceased reverbe?
rating throngh the nation. As
showing the "spirit of the press," we
oull a few "smiles" from some of our
exchanges, and publish them for the
amusement of our readers:
Here lits a man
Who once did plan
A scheme to blast a lady s fame.
Who by/oir? blow
Ia since laid low,
A "dead duck" now-ignoblo game.
Forney-is doing his best to con?
vince his readers that he is not a
"dead duck", but only a live goose.
He evidently don't like being made
game of.-New York World.
THAT DEAD DTJCK.-That dead
duck, Forney, was he of the black ot
fish species? Teal.
[A little of both, we believe-black
and fishy.]-Ed. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Forney has now got a name which
will last him a life time. During
Mr. Lincoln's time, he was a live dog,
but now, according to President
Johnson, he is only a "deal duck.'
Jons W. FORNET, D. I>.-Dirtj
dog or dead duck-you pvys youl
money, and you takes your choice
In the oue case, he is canine; in th(
Ifc MsnnaiAu. -Jnbn W. Forney
D. D., was "suddenly attacked witl
the Johnson "grip," the same diseasi
that was so fatal in Mr. Tyler's ad
ministration, on the 22d ult., in fron
of the White House, . Washington
which carried him off before assist
ance could be rendered. It is pro
posed to deposit his remains in tin
museum of the Smithsonian Institute
as a most wonderful specimen of ;
non quackabus duckabus of the nine
[Doytistown (Pa.) De:nocrat.
"Occasional," of the Press, by m
means accepts the facts of the Prc
sideut's speech. He is especially dis
gusted, however, with its "dead
Tho "dead duck" of the Press, pre
vious to his dissolution, uttered thi
"The priceless jewel of human free
dom is in the powerful hands of th
radicals of the country."
What a pity they cannot find an
place to hang the "rich jewel" sav
"in an Ethiop's ear."
A GENERAL AMNESTY NECESSARY
The radical plots are a curse to th
country that shadows the very sur
shine of peace. Why is it that trad
languishes in the South? Why is :
that Northern capitalists will nc
invest in that section, although th
most brilliant inducements offer t
purchase the fine lands of the in
poverished planters? It is beeauf
the intrigues of the radicals imprei
all business men with a sen:>e of va
certainty and insecurity. The
venom poisons the life fountains (
the industrial system and creat(
lethargy and stagnation where eh
would be all activity and enterpris
Is it not monstrous that the elenien
of our national advancement shoul
be disturbed by tue arts of these ii
cendiary demagogues? We appe
to th? President to pu* these mania*
in moral shackels, or, ?o least, to d
prive them of the weapons of the
frenzy. They can easily be disarmc
A proclamation of general amnesi
would compel them to cease the
revolutionary legislation based upc
the assumption of Southern "di
loyalty." The exercises of the Ex
curive clemency would be at th
crisis an act of grace to th3 who
country. Why withhold it?
[New York News.
From a Washington dispatch T
learn that the radicals are makir
efforts to raise 8100,000 to carry c
the elections in New Hampshire ar
Connecticut. Tho merchants ar
business men of the latter St tte, hoi
ever, are known to bo in favor of tl
Democratic ticket. Governor N;
and Senator Clark are to superinter
the elections in these States.
Thc State of Enropr.
England is now in a state of revo?
lution. Her Government, her Par?
liament and the press, have at length
been forced to confess this fact. The
Fenian movement, which their state?
ments declared would amount to
nothing, has thrown the whole coun?
try into alarm and confusion. Out?
breaks are dreaded in London and
Liverpool as well as in Ireland; Eng?
lish securities are depreciating while
American bonds arc rising in price.
In Prussia, the King has openly
quarrelled with the Chamber of De?
puties, and great discontent exists
among the people. Austria and
Prussia are disputing over the
Duchies which they recently con?
quered, like La Fontaine's robbers
over the stolen mule. In France,
the press, under pretence of encour?
aging tho Fenians, is really inciting
all the revolutionary elements
throughout Europe. Prim's rebel?
lion in Spain has been only tempo?
rally repressed. A successful revo?
lution has been carried through by
the people and the Legislature of
Romania. Tho Italians, laboring
j under a heavy debt which they have
' no apparent means to pay, still look
longingly upon the Papal possessions.
In Belgium, one party is in favor of
an alliance with Holland and another
party in favor of an alliance with
France; and between them the new
King seems destined to be left out in
the cold. In a word, a careful review
of the condition of the leading
countries of Europe shows that every
one of them has on hand a revolu?
tion, either present or prospective.
Whether any or all of these revolu?
tions will succeed we do not now pre?
dict. The year 1866 opens like 1830
and like 1848; but the revolutionists
now have much better chance for suc?
cess than ever before. They have
waited patiently during our war to
see how this republic would come out
of crucial trials, and our victory has
produced its natural effects by en?
couraging the European republicans.
When the Southern Confederacy fell,
all the powers which h id sympathized
and assisted it were irretrievably dam?
aged. Tom Hughes said no more
than the truth in Parliament, when
ho declared that, if England had not
violated her neutrality, there would
have been no American Fenians.
During the same debate, Mr. Glad?
stone-his mind haunted with the
ghost of the Alabama-admitted that
the English Government had not made
any representations to this country in
regard to Fenianism, nor had neither
moral nor legal grounds for making
any. Mr. Labouchere'? appeal for a
reform in tho English law of neu?
trality, which was seconded by Mr.
Oliphant and others, was in the same
strain. When we published the firs\
account of the Fenian organization,
shortly after Lee's surrender, the
London Times copied it and laughed
at it; but now this very ridiculous or?
ganization makes all England trem?
ble. The other revolutions in Europe,
which now appear as weak as Fenian?
ism once did, may have the same
effect upon France, Prussia, Austria
and Spain by and by. We know that
tho European powers are leagued to?
gether to put down republicanism,
and that they have large standing
armies; but a simultaneous outbreak
will nullify all their alliances, and, in
course of time, their soldiers may be?
come disaffected.-New York News.
WORTH INVESTIGATING.-We have
heard, from various quarters, the re?
port that Gen. Toombs, who is ic
Cuba, has written a letter, in which
he states that he had met one of his
former slaves in Havana, and thai
this negro told him that he had been
inveigled in Cuba, and sold to a
Cuban slaveholder for $1,300. We
learn also that a worthy minister, whe
has charge of a church in onr neigh?
borhood, but is now in Havana, has
written a letter stating that he mel
there several of the former slaves ol
Gen. Hammond, of Beech Island.
They were kidnapped from Augusta,
and are now in a state of slavery.
The information comes to us so di
rectly that we have no doubt of itt
truth. It is demanded, by the honoi
of the Government of the Unitec
States, which proclaimed these mer
to be free, and undertook their pro
teetion, that they shall be delivered
from their enforced bondage, ane
that those who have sent them awa\
should be called to a strict account
The information needed can readily
be secured by our Consul rt Cuba.
THAD. STEVENS SVKECH ANO THl
PE SNsyiiVANiANS. -We uuderstam
that the late speech of Thad. Steven;
in Congress is being translated int*
Dutch, and is to be specially revile
and published for circulation aniouf
his class in Pennsylvania. Tn thi:
way he hopos to palm oft* his false
hoods upon that class of voters ane
secure their votes, under the belie
that they aro sustaining the Presi?
dent. We wonder if this edition o
lies is to be published and circulate?
at the Government expens?. Where
are those members of the Congres?
sional Printing Committee who wert
a short time since making A grea
noise about reform in timi branch ol
expenditures? - New York Herald.
ABOVE BXS BUSINESS. -Freemai
Clarke. Comptroller of the Currency
has written a very impudent letter t?
thc Secretary of tho Treasury. Hi
attempts to mako it appear that Mr
McCulloch is not tit for the high offic
Brigham Young's eldest son i
buying his ?pring stock of goods ii
CASH.-Our terms for subscription, ad?
vertising und job work are eash. We hope
all parties will bear this in mind.
THE WEEKLY GLEA?SEU.-The regular
publication of this paper will bepost]K>n< d
a few weeks. Persons desirons of MI!
scribing, will please forward thu money .. i
once. Terms $4 a year.
THE BURNING OF COLUMBIA. An inter
csting account of thc "Sack and De? ti ur
fiori of thc City of Columbia, s. C.." han
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Phtenir steam power press. Orders
can be filled to any extent.
THE PAVILION HOTEL.-We call attention
to the advertisement of the old and popu?
lar proprietor of this fine hotel, in Charles?
ton. A better caterer or a more courteous
gentleman than Mr. Butterfield can rarelv
be fonnd. Wc wish the old "Pavilion"
ELKCTION NOMINATIONS.-We have re?
ceived ono or two nominations for Mayor
and Aldermen without a responsible name,
I and tho very necessary endorsement of tho
I price of advertising. It is proper to stato
I that these notices will receive no attention
I unless accompanied by a responsible name
I and the nionev.
j OPEN- WELLS.-On Sunday afternoon, a
I negro girl fell into an open well on Cam?
den stteet. Fortunately, she was rescued
I withoutVnuch injury. Is there no author
j itv-eivit^ir military-that can compel pro
j perty-holoV'i-s to shut up these man-trans
i on our moa popular thoroughfares?
PALMETIOWIN WORKS.-We call atten?
tion to the advertisement of Messrs. Free?
man, Pundt A Yo., of Charleston. We ar?
informed that ?hese gentlemen execute
their work fifty Vor cont, lower than tie
same eau be delivered from the foundries
or manufactories\\ New York. We hope
all our friends whomeed work in that line
will give the Palmeta.Works a call.
THE CHRISTIAN MESSENGER.-We gladly*'
hail every addition to thc press of the j
State, and especially are we pleased to no- ;
tice the publication of religious and family I
papers. We refer our readers to the proi- )
pectna of the Cliristain Messenger, to be F
published at Spartanburg, by T. A. Hay- j
den & Co., and edited by Rev. J. M. C. I
Breaker and Dr. I. D. Durham. We hope ;
the Messenger will have abundant success
in its mission.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for thu fir-it
Prospectus of Christian Messenger.
H. L. Butterfield-Pavilion Hotel.
Central Hotel, Unionville, S. C.
Miss Alice G. Watson-Writing School.
W. W. B.-Situation Wanted.
McKay ,t Campbell-Dry Goods, Ac.
La urey & Alexander-Cargo Sale.
Columbia Lodge-Regular Meeting.
1*. Cantwell-Saur Kraut, Brandy, Au.-.
Nomination for Mayor and Aldermen.
(iriesshaher & Wolf-Dissolution.
Apply at this Office-Spoon Lost.
THE LAST AMENDMENT.-The fol?
lowing is the amendment which Se?
nator Doolittle has proposed, and
which awaits the decision of Con?
gress. It will probably be adopted,
as it expresses Mr. Johnson's views :
Resolved, That the following article
be proposed to the Legislatures of
the several States as an amendment to
the Constitution of the United States,
which, when ratified by three-fourths
of the said Legislatures shall be valid
as part of said Constitution, viz:
After the census to be taken in the
year 1870, and each succeeding cen?
sus, representatives shall be appor
tinued among the several States which
may be included within this Union,
according to the number of male
electors over twenty-one years of ag?-,
qualified by the laws thereof to choose
members of the most numerous
brandi of its Legislature ; and direct
taxes shall be apportioned among the
several States according to the value
of the real and personal taxable pro?
perty situated in each State, not be?
longing to the State or the United
From Mexico later news of interest
is furnished by our Yera Cruz corres?
pondence. M. Langlais, Maximil?
ian's Finance Minister, who was sent
out by Louis Napoleon, died sudden
ly, oil thc 2Sth of February, at tl
age of sixty-one years. Numerou
small engagements between the Ile
publicans and imperialists in difi'
ent parts of the country are recorde
Two hundred and fifty Rep?blica
had taken possession of Tlaxcal
sacked the house of the imper
commander, whom they camed o
prisoner, and captured au imperil
conductor of specie, which reach el
town ns they were about lep .lng. Af
Taipan a party of twr> hundred Re?
publicans were surprised and suffered
severely in killed, wounded and pri?
soners; but another force soon cam?
to their assistance, recovered all that
had been lost, aud dispersed the im ?
perialists. The arrival m one of the
Pacific States from San Francis?e-,
with a large supply of war munition..,
of the Republicans chief Ogazon, is
announced. His departure from Sa :
Francisco was some time ago report
ed in our correspondence from that
city.-New York Herald,
REWARDS FOR CONSPIRATORS.-It u
stated that Solicitor Jordan, of thc
Treasury Department, has paid, dur?
ing the last month, ^27,500 out cf
the secret service fund for the arree.t