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Wednesday Morning, June 27, 1866.
Tile most Terrible Revolution.
"To a people who have once been
proud and great, and great because
they were proud, a change in the na?
tional spirit is the most terrible of all
Although ignorant of the paternity
of the above extract, it is just nov
suggestive of refleotion, in the pre?
sent condition of "Amerioau nation?
ality. " There are few American hearts
which have not, at some time, when
occasion presented itself, beaten in
responsive admiration of the just and
equitable principles upon which our
system of Government was originally
based; and, not (infrequently, hus
the voice of homage to the genius
and spirit whioh marked its adminis?
tration been involuntarily won from
other and differently constituted Go?
By '^national pride" we do not mean
the eternal nasal boast of the Yankee,
who bia tes it forth on all occasions,
proper or improper-that this is "the
best Government the world ever saw. ' .
Nor can we ascribe to this stilting,
self-assumed superiority any of our na?
tional greatness and prosperity. Such
exhibitions are neither patriotic nor
indicative of that genuine national
pride which elevates a people.
But the cultivation of a laudable
prido in one's country's prosperity
and advancement, is no more to be
censured in the aggregate of the
people than in au individual-ex?
ercising as it does a preservative in?
fluence over each. National pride,
when based upon correct principles,
forms one of tbe strongest liga?
ments which bind in unison the
hearts of a people to that system of
government uuder which they may
live; it is the main conduit, as it
were, through which the life-blood
of a nation courses from one extreme
of the body politic to another, pul?
sating all hearts of its patriots alike,
in common sentiment and interest.
If national greatness, as our text
intimates, proceeds from national
pride, it would seem to be nothing
more than the exhibition of practical
statesmanship, to engraft upon the
administration of every system ol
government those principles best cal?
culated to awaken and keep alive this
sentiment among the people whom
it is designed to control. In truth,
justice and moderation, we have at
once the key which unlocks and th?
principles which captivate tho ener
gies of all that is noble in hutnat
nature Not all the bars, dungeon:
and bolts which tyranny may devise
can produce a single honest senti
ment of national pride. Its behn
must be warmed into existence an?
given animation through a just anc
equitable distribution of the benefit
accruing from a common Govern
nient. So long as a Government, it
its administration, is characterized tn
Buch results, it may safely reckoi
upon the fidelity of its citizens an?
the growth and prosperity of tin
nation. But, whenever it steps asidi
to prostitute its hi^h prerogativo ii
furtherance of sectional interest o
gratification of party spirit, or, util
more base and ignoble, perpetrates i
moral wrong upon those whom cir
cumstances may have placed in it
power, its legitimate functions cease
and it fails to subserve tho purpos
for which it was created.
The triumph of the radicals ii
foisting upon the American peopl
the miserable abortion of Stevens
Sumner and others of that ilk, a
a measure calculated to promot
the greatness nnd prosperity c
the whole country, must ere lon
produce a marked change in th
national spirit, and. eventually
produce a revolution more terrible i
its consequences to national prosper
ty than that through which the com
try has just passed.
THE NATIONAL, UNION CONVENTO?
A special telegram to the Charlesto
The call for the assembling of
National Union Convention is ii
tended as a cheek.mate to the radio
programme. It is under the dim
approval of the President and ei
dorsed by all the leading conservati i
Republicans. Renewed efforts a:
progressing to release Mr. Davis. E
Governor Pratt, his counsel, had ?
interview with President Johnson t
day, and represented that either
release or a change of air is indispoi
sable to tho health of the prison e
Horace Greeley has also written ai
other strong letter urging the Pref
dent to release Mr. "Davin
Advertising Patent Medicines.
Before tbe war, this thing of ad?
vertising paten* medicine? liad be?
come a-nuisance. Wo regret exceed?
ingly to notice that some of onr
Son them exchanges, in their anxiety,
we presume, to present large sheets
to their readers, are verifying the
words of one of the apostles: ''It is
happened unto them, according, to
the true proverb-'Tho dog has re?
turned to his own vomit again, and
the sow that was washed, to her wal?
lowing in the mire.' "
Why this degeneracy in the. con?
ductors of Southern papers, we can?
not imagine. They have returned,
as their columns daily give evidence
of, to the old style of publishing, at I
less than one-fourth the rates our
home advertisers are charged, tho
advertisements of the properties of
various patent medicines manufac?
tured in New England and the North
generally. We regret this, because,
in the most of instances, these loud
trumpeted and widely-extended ad?
vertised patent medicines are manu?
factured for one purpose-to make
motin/-without their posseasing any
actual medicinal value.
There may be exceptions to this
denunciation of "patent medicines"
as a class, but they are rare. The
majority of them are utterly wo* h
less, and in many cases they are abso?
lutely injurious. lu this view of the
subject, we respectfully suggest to
Southern newspaper publishers, that
the publication of these advertise?
ments, especially at the rate they are
compelled to take, is not only inju?
rious, but is a positive injustice to
their home advertisers. The Phoenix
has received proposals from at least
forty of these all-healing gentry, but
as the rates offered were, in a majori?
ty of the cases, ridiculously low, the
proprietor declined nearly all of them,
feeling satisfied that, in every sense,
it was better for the community, und
more satisfactory to subscribers, to
publish, what was his object prima?
rily, a /Jews-paper, than to give thom,
every morning, a patent medicine
We m-go this subject upon the con?
sideration of our brethren of the
Southern press. Let them, when
applications are made to them from
these patent blood-suckers, compel
them to pay a fair compensation in
advance. This is unquestionably the
true policy, even if in consequence
the publishers are constrained to di?
minish the size of their sheets. The
home subscribers will bo better
pleased, and the home advertisers will
have the satisfaction of knowing that
the Yankee nostrums, patent inven?
tions, ?fcc., cannot be brought before
the Southern people at a less rat?
than they pay, agreeable to the pub?
lished terms of advertising.
It is remarkable, although not les*
than we expected, how readily tin
Northern-we might as well suv
"Yankee"-business character adapts
itself to the new state of things at
the South. In connection with om
remarks given above, and as some
what kindred to the subject, wequoh
tho following; paragraphs from a cor?
respondent of the Cincinnati <'<>m
merdai, who received the statement
from a gentleman connected with tin
Post Office Department at Washing?
"While in New Orleans he made
tho acquaintance ol' an ex-Confede
rate officer, in whose company lu
soon after entered ono of the fashion
able restaurants of the Crescent City
Observing a card with tho words
'Our own Southern Bitters,' conspieu
onsly printed on it, and alluding U
it, he said to his new-made friend
'Why do you try in this way, even ii
such a place as thia, to perp?tu?t,
tho memory of the war?' Tho ex
rebel smiled and replied: 'Really,
don't like such things, and thong]
that is but a trifle, 1 would not havi
even it displayed so. if I could havi
my way. But that is the device of i
New England man, and the Souther]
Bitters arc made and labelled in Nev
England, and the keeper of thi
saloon is a Yankee, who came her
since iii? war, and is about the onb
man in Now Orleans who is not sub
jugated, as your people call it, am
says lu- can't bo subjugated. If w
took his advice, we would use an
other rebellion to-morrow.1
"Passing by a bookstore nome tim
after, with the same officer, my in
formant saw a large picture of Stone
wall Jackson draped in mourning
with some heroic motto printer
underneath it, and he remarked
'There's more of it. These are th
things they magnify to your disacl
vantage in thu North.' 'Well,' t.ai
the ex-rebel, 'that's another of you
own sort. The owner of that store i
a Yankee, who never trod the sod c
the South until the war was ovei
He's what you'd call the worst kin
of a traitor now. Such men come
here, and they think by appealing lo
the passions created by tho war, they
can drive a big business. They suc?
ceed very often, because otu? people
are easily excited by such things, for
they cannot forget Stonewall Jack?
son, even when he is put before them
in the form of a Yankee trick iiko
this. ' Other illustrations to thc same
point might be given, all tending to
show first, that the feeling of tho
Southern people toward thc Govern?
ment is grossly misrepresented in the
postponement of the day of restora
tion; and, second, that Northern men
are, to a great extent, responsible for
whatever of bitterness toward the
Government exists in the South."
It is time for the people of the
South to discountenance and de?
nounce all these schemes, either po?
litically to defame them, or pecuni?
arily to rob them. And especially do
we call upon tho publishers of South?
ern newspapers, not to lend their co?
lumns and circulation to thc proga
gation and spread df their infamous
quack medicines, at one-fourth the
price they cliarge their own fellow
PICKEN* DISTRICT.-We condense
from the Keowee (Picken?) Courier a
fovtitems of interest:
The name of tho post office in that
District, formally known as (.'layton's
Mills, has been changed to limiter's
Mills, and Capt. Wm. Hunter ap?
Thc State tax collector for Pickeus
District has already collected about
A horrible case of infanticide has
occurred in the District. The Courier
says: Mrs. Sarah Calhoun has been
arrested and committed to jail, on the
charge of drowning her own child.
which was only sonic seven or eight
days old. A freedman, Floyd, was
arrested on a cliarge of complicity in
tho crime; but he was either released
by or carried off with the garrison
recently on duty at Walhalla. The
head of the child had been "scalped"
or disfigured to prevent, if possible,
its color from being; identified.
This is a crime heretofore almost
unknown in South Carolina, and we
hope never to have to record another.
CHARLESTON.-The Courier, of Mun?
A very bold and murderous attack
was made on Mr. 1*. O'Donnell, mas?
ter builder, at his residence on King
street, near South Bay, last Saturday
night. In tlu: attack, he received
two severe blows-one from a slung
shot, striking him on the loft fore?
head, and another from some sharp
instrument, producing a deep and
dangerous wound on the top of the
head, fortunately not crushing the
skull. It appears about half-past 9
o'clock Saturday night, two colored
men, believed to have been soldiers,
called at Mr. O'Donnell's residence,
for the purpose, as they said, of ob?
taining employment. One nf thc
party represented himself as a plas?
terer and his companion as a mason
and bricklayer. They ?tated they
were last from Columbia, but had
been in Augusta, Loth of which
place'; they had left for want of work.
On his turning round fruin Iiis writ?
ing-desk, where bc was sitting, t<
obtain a full view, ho received thc
two blows above mentioned, in such
rapid succession that they appeared
to have been dealt almost simulta?
The Charleston iV'ors says that dur?
ing the riot of Sunday evening, a rc
spectable young man of the name ot
Brantford was knocked down ir
Tradd street and dangerously in?
jured. The attendant surgeon has
expressed doubts of his recovery, ?in?"
he now lies in a very critical condi?
FATKVIET.I>. -The Winnshoro X*in
We learn thal in :i difficulty Ol
Saturday last, between Sci ?ii' > am
Sam, two freedmen, <>n the n-anta
tion of Mr. S. Wolfe, near this p\ace
tho latter was shut by the former ii
the small of the back and seriously
wounded. The gun with which th
injury was inflicted with a .Minie bal
cut into several parts.
GE> U.U. HAMPTOS. -A correspond
ent ol the Memphis Arr/u.<, writini
from Egg's Point. Mississippi, bays:
"Ten or twelve miles below here
nt Lake Washington, lives Lieute
nant-General Wade Hampton, tb
second greatest cavalry chieftain o
the late Confederacy. He own.-; ex
tensive plantations, upon which li
divides his time, devoting himsc]
chiefly to tho congenial pursuits "?'
Southern gentleman-books, plantin,
and the chase. His former slaves rc
main with the General, and are re]
resented as contented and industri
Tin- General's residence is a
"Wild Woods," a i'ow hundred yard
from the lake. ( !alled by its sylva
title from the fact of the house bavin
been built hy the present propriotoi
some twenty years ago, on thc ver
edge of ft dense cane-brake.
-? ? ? ?
The patriotic bricklayer, of Lowel
who kicked Doctor Butler, has adopl
ed Butler's bottle for a crest, and I?
arms a shield bearing a boot ram
pant, with the motto. "Let all th
ends thou aim'st ;it be etc
Tile F*rencn In Mexico.
The President, in further answer to
the recent resolutions of the Senate
and House of Representatives re?
questing inform?t iou in regard to the
employment of European troops in !
Mexico, has transmitted to Congress i
the following despatch from Mr. j
Bigelow to Mr. Soward:
IJEOATION ur THE UNITEW STATES,
PARIS, June 4,1866.
Sm: I waited upon his Excellency i
the Minister <>f Foreign Affairs on
Saturday last, in pursuance of an
appointment, to confer with him upon
thc subject matter of your instruc?
tions, No. 45U, marked "confidential."
As he had already been apprised of
the contents of that despatch through
the French Minister resident at Wash?
ington, I was spared thc necessity of
restating them. Ho said that the
Imperial Government proclaimed its
intention to retire from Mexico, be?
cause it suited its convenience and
interests to retire, and for no other
reason. When, therefore, announced
formally, not merely to thc United
States, but all the world, that the
army would be withdrawn from Mexi?
co within a specified term, ho thought
it should be deemed sufficient. The
Government made its declaration in
good faith, and means to keep it. it
moans to withdraw its army within
the time prescribed, and it does not
intend to take one or two hundred in
the Jir.st detachment, and one or two
hundred more in the second, leaving
the groat body of them to tho last,
though it had not deemed it neces?
sary to specify with minuteness de?
tails of this kind, which depend upon
hygienic, and climacteric considera?
tions, of which it was the best and
tho only competent judge. This, hie
Excellency said, he wished I would
say to our Government. T asked h?
Excellency if I had ever intimated tc
him, whether in writing or orally,
any suspicion of the Emperor's iu
tention to withdraw his army from
Mexico in unequal portions. lie re
plied that^liad not. I then askei
iiim il' airjWither person authorize*
to speak in the name of my Govern
mont had done so. Ho said no. Bu
he had read imputations of that kim
in om- of ?mr papers. 1 replied, ii
substance, that the press was a lax
unto itself, and that we had bette
not accept it as a law with us. An?
as lu? asked ute to communicate t?
my Government a formal answer t<
wind sounded like an accusation o
insincerity mid bad faith on tho par
of the Emperor. I wanted Lis anthe
ri ty for stating that no such accuse
tiou bad roached him through au
official channel. He replied that h
emly bail read it iu a newspaper,
then wont on to say that the purpos
of your instruction, as I nuderstoo
it. was simply to obtain au explain
tion, which was sure to be require
of you. of the. shipment in France <
large bodies of troops to Mexict
after the purpose to withdraw IK
whole army had been officially pr<
claimed. To this his Excellency r.
plied, that since seeing me, he ha
gotten from his colleagues of tl
Marine and War Departments iufo
niatioii to the purport that no.troo]
belonging to tho corps expeditionai
had boen sent to Mexico this yea
unless for the sake of partlyreplac.il
soldiers missing; but, atany rate, will
(.?litany augmentation of the numb
of .standing troops; that the shipnie:
of troops referred to in the pub!
prints, and in your despatch, wasmo
likely that made iu the transpo
Ithonc, about the beginning of tl
year; that this Rhone touched at Ms
tiniquo, bnt not ?t St. Thomas, as w
stated ; that she carried 'Jib and n
1,200 soldiers; that they belonged
tho Foreign Legion, and not tlfecxp
ditiouary corps; that they consisted
troops which bad been waiting trai
port?t iou a long timo in Frar.ee ai
i.i Algeria, to join their regimen
that no new troops bad been enroll
for thr- Foreign Legion since t
Emperor proclaimed bis purpose
withdraw his Hag from Mexico; a
tl tat no more, for what he know, wt
intended tobe enrolled.
In regard to thc .hipmentof troo
from Austria, he said that was
altair entirely between tluit (lovel
ment ?ind tho Mexican, with whi
France had nothing to do; that sit
1 had spoken to him upon the si
ject, ho lind verified his ow n conv
fions by a reference to the minist'
of war aro! marine, and bad use
fained thnt no engagements of a
sort ?lad been entered into by eit!
for the enrollment or transportati
of troops from Austria to Mexi
He went on further to say, that it v
the intention of tho (rovernmctit
withdraw tho army entirely fr
Moxie.i within tho time specified
his despatch to you at the very lat
sooner ii' climatic and other c
tnilliiie considerations permitted;?
it was not its intention to repl
them with other troops from i
quarter. At tho conclusion of a lt
conversation, ol' which 1 have gi'
tho important result. I expresse.I
satisfaction with his Excellency's
plauation, and the pleasure i silo
have in communicating them to
Government This despatch
boen submitted to M. Dronyn
I'Huys, and the foregoing version
thc results ol' our conversation
been approved by him.
I am. sir, with very great resp.
your obedient servant.
Hun. WM H. SEWARD, Depart ni
..t State Washington D C
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The Prealdefit on tu? Amendment.
Thc best commentary on the Presi?
dent's recent message that bas yet
reached us, is one in the New York
World, from- which we make tho fol- j
Tt would appear from the Piesi- !
dent's message (although that is nota j
point on which he greatly insists)
that he does not regard the omission
to submit the amendment for his ap?
proval as regidar. The preceding
amendment bears Mr. Lincoln's sig?
nature; ami there is no reason why a
courtesy (if it be nothing more than
a courtesy) which was shown by Con?
gress to his predecessor, should be
withheld from him. But the zeal of
Congress to have the amendment
submitted immediately to thc States
overshot tho mark, and has called out
the formal expression of disapproba?
tion, which their discourtesy to the
President sought to evade. They did
not give the President an opportunity
to veto the amendment; but he lias
proved to them that he would have
vetoed it. if the opportunity had
been given him. Tin' message sent
in yesterday has all the effect which
a veto could have had. which is, to
throw tho whole weight of the Ex?
ecutive influence against tho ratifica?
tion cd' the amendment, and to assure
the non-ratifying States of his moral
and official support.
This message decides the fate of
tile amendment.. Not that it will in
the slightest degree retard its ratifi?
cation by the radical Legislatures, (it
will rather give increased prompti?
tude to their action.) but it insures
its certain rejection by States enough
to prevent its becoming a part of thc
Constitution. As an amendment to
the Constitution, it Ls as much an
abortion as if it had been defeated in
Congress. it is destined, no doubt,
to make a great figure in the elec?
tions, as the platform of the Repub?
lican party; but President Johnson
has effectually stripped it of all tho
dignity which belongs to a change in
the fundamental law.
J im President's message raises a
doubt as to whether tili? amendment
would be a part of the ('(institution,
even if three-fourths of the States
should ratify it. If an amendment
submitted by less than two-thirds of
both Houses ol' Congress, should be
ratified by the States, it would, never?
theless, be a nullity. This nobody
wiil dispute. But. it makes no dif?
ference in substance, however it may
in form, w hether members entitled tc
be present and vote are unconstitu?
tionally excluded, or are present and
oppose tin- amendment. If thc
twenty-two excluded Southern Sena?
tors had been present, it is certain
the amendment could not have
passed. As they were unconstitu?
tionally excluded, the amendment
would probably be void, even if il
could be ratified. This question,
however, is not likely to become im?
portant, as more than one-fourth ot
the States will refuse to ratify.
The President insists, with just
emphasis, on the fact that the sove
reign people of the United State:
have had no opportunity to expr?s:
their views on this amendment
Neither the Congress which hav<
passed it, nor the Legislatures whicl
are to be called together, with inde
cent haste, to ratify it, were electet
with the remotest reference to sud
a question. The preamble of tin
Constitution declares that "We, tin
People of the United States, ordaii
and establish this Constitution.'
But the people have not. in the pre
sent ease, even been consulted
Instead of the mature dehboratioi
which should attend so importants
chango, it is rushed through wira ho
haste, by a sort of "snap judgment,'
in order that the people may have m
opportunity to choose state Legisla
tures with reference to this question
The steady and resolute cotirag
with which President Johnson stand
by his convictions, is a noble proo
of his strength of character and hi
immovable fidelity to the Constitu
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON.- Th
Tr ?hu ne .-ays "the many friends o
William Lloyd Garrison will be paine?
to learn thai tile injury which befe!
him last winter is more serious thai
was at first apprehended, and is like!;
not only to disable him for a lo?
time, but to r.-tard considerably th
execution of the great work he ha
undertaken on slavery and its aboli
tion in the United States. This is
on all accounts, to he regretted; bn
his personal friends will regret it pe
cnliarly, knowing, as they do, thu
Mr. Garrison i- not rich, that his lt
hors were all sacrifices in a pecuniar
view, ?ind that he must be relying o
fin1 success of hts boo!-: for many i
the comforts of his life. None bi;
prophets can take stones fur brear
but it is >i pi tv that th ev shoul
The people of the South, who ai
suffering a thousand ills brougb
about by the labors of Garrison an
his conif?res, wi]' we think, not 1:
killed outright by poignant unguis
because of any little misfortunes, pe:
so md or pecuniary, that have ove
taken er may hereafter befall the sai
Garrison. Wc do not doubt that 1
relies on the success of his book "ft
the comforts of life. "
Mr. J. R. Ivey, of Columbus, (la
has received from Count Roman, (
Paris, an emerald medallion, eueircl*
by diamonds, for protecting fro:
Wilson's mid, 5U0 bales of cotto
belonging to the Count
Mortgages and Conveyances of Real Es?
tate fot ?ale at t)u% uftice.
We li av<- been -requested to ?tat? that
the office of the Bank of the State of South
Carolina is at the drug Sfcore of Fisher A
Heinitsb. Business hourn from y until 2
MAIL AitKAxmcMKNTs. The Post Oftioe i?
open during the week from H a. m. to 1 i>.
m. ?nd from 5 A j>. ni. to 1 p. m. Un Snn
day, from 8 to 9 ix. m.
Northern mail opens 8 a. m.; closes 2\ p. tn.
Southern M 5Ap. m.; " y p.m.
Charleston " 5$p. m.; " 9 p.m.
Oreen ville R. R.'. 8 a.m.; " BJp.m.
F.dgefield " 8 a.m.: " 8jp.m.
All mails elose on Snndav at 2 p. m.
PROVOST COI-KT.-There wss no busbies*
'of any consequence before the Court yea
te rd ay.
The I 'ailed States rs. (hceu ?>ahj, Citizen.
Charged with an assault ami battery on a
freedman. After a careful examination of
the ease, the Court found the defendant
SoTeral minor ease.? wert; disponed of,
when thc- Court adjourned until IO a. m.,
THE Ai.AHM BEU.. d'or the first time in
sixteen months, our ancient friend, the
hell '.Secession." has regained a position
where its tonee may be sent forth an of
yore, warning our citizens of danger, ot
ringing out the joyous notes becoming our
national anniversary, lt will nut, we fear,
until ,;arter a while," as Bill A^p says, ring
again for Southern victories per se: but we
do want it rung with a lorty-horso power,
when Thad. Stevens and his gang arc con?
signed te infamy and their long home.
We presume the first sounds of the bell
will be heard on the morning of the "glo?
rious fourth," u day which we hope Andrew
Johnson willxclebrate in a manner that
will electrify the country.
Wa suggest that it would be a great con?
venience teethe community, if the hoar*
could be .-?truck on the hell, until such time
as a cit} clock eau he procured.
NKW AnvEaTiSEacEsrrs. Attention in call?
ed t.. tli?- following advertisements, which
are published tin.- morning For tho tirst
Dr. C. H. Miot- Turnip Seed.
J. A T. R. Agnew-Circular Saw??, Ac.
L. Shivdair- Continuation of Business.
Hatcher s Lightning Fly-Killer.
A SECUEX roi: THK PvBLJC.---We have
heard of sonic dentists who don't approve
of Xozodont. What is their real objection
to it? Simply this- it preserves the teeth,
and sordid interests whisper that the de?
cay of the teeth is their bread and butter?
Eminent members of the profession in all
parts nf the country endorse and recom?
The correspondent of the Baltimore
Tho election campaign in Pennsyl?
vania has opened with much spirit on
all sides. The Democratic nomina?
tion for Governor will stand, though
it was understood that Mr. Clymer
would willingly yield in favor of any
more available candidate. The office
of Governor is of less importance
than the choice of members of Con?
gress and of the State Legislature.
lt is thought the Democrats and con?
servatives may elect a majority of the
L?gislature and of the State repre?
sentation in Congress.
From Indiana wc learn that tho
conservatives will probably succeed
in the election of members of Con?
gress. New York and other large
States promise a change in their
representation adverse to the radicals.
The canvass in those States is to be
conducted, it is said, on the part of
tho conservatives, without reference
to any aid which might be derived
from the exertion of the Executive
power of removal and appointment.
The appeal which has been made
to tho Governors of the loyal States
to hurry through the ratification of
tho article proposed as au amendment
of the Constitution, is not responded
to in any quarter. The subject re?
quires more deliberation than the
dog-days will permit. When Con?
gress shall meet next December, it
will be found that few, if any, States
have ratified tho article. Congress
itself may, by that time, have under?
gone a change of opinion on the sub?
ject, prompted, ns it may be, by the
result of the fall elections.
Chief Justice Chase has pronounced
against the project for funding the
floating and maturing the debt of the
Government in long bonds, exempt
from taxation. The taxing power is
pertinaciously insisted upon in many
quarters, and, again, it is asserted
tl mt the debt cannot be funded ex?
cept at the rate of six per cent in
long bonds. The funding scheme
lately urged is no doubt to lie aban?
The Committee on Foreign Rela?
tions have not yet agreed upon any
report concerning Mexican aftairs,
the neutrality laws, Sec. It ha.s been
suggested that tho United States had
better buy Lower California, Sinaloa
and Sonora for the sum of 20,000,000
outright, instead of lending that sum
to J uar z, upon a mortgage of those
Secretary Seward can arrange mat?
ters with Fraiu-e in conforming with
the suggestions made by M. Dronyn
De I'Huys, by paying a few millions
for the withdrawal, not only of the
French troops, but of Max. himself
and all his functionaries from Mexico.
The article proposed as an amend?
ment to the Constitution has been
submitted to the States, through
their respective Governors, who, of
course, want to know if that is the
whole of it, or whether Mr. Stevens'
enabling Acts are also to be submit?