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Tuesday Morning, February 19,1S67.
Tilt- Policy of Concession.
Thc Louisville Courier, writing on
this subject, calls attention to the
fact that the manner in which tho
Jacobins in Congress have received
the proposition for the restoration of
the States, said to have been agreed
?pou by the President and some of
the Southern Governors, should be
enough to satisfy the people of the
excluded States that every concession
made by thom to radical prejudices
but weakens their cause and multi?
plies the demands of their enemies.
The position of the Courier is cor?
rect. The plan referred to is sub?
stantially that of the constitutional
amendment, dropping its most odious
feature-the proscription of Confede?
rate leaders. It grants negro suf?
frage, thc inviolability of the na?
tional debt, and declares the Union
perpetual. What more could reason?
ably bo asked? The answer is simply
that the major portion of the white
population shall be disfranchised--in
a word, that while Hie negroes aro
admitted to the right of suffrage, the
whites shall bc excluded. It is stated
that this very proposition of the Pre?
sident and Southerners was the causo
of the presentation and adoption of
Williams' nefarious scheme, which
Thad. Stevens fathered and forced
through the House.
We have already published the
substance of this malignant scheme,
devised by the Jacobius for the
humiliation of thc South, and from
it they will not be driven so long as
there 'is a hope of victory. Every
concession, the Courier says, that is
made by the South, raises their
hopes for further concessions and
encourages them to make fresh and
more stringent demands.
The true policy of the South, is to
make no propositions whatever. She
cannot so dishonor herself, as to con?
sent that the mark of degradation
shall be fixed upon the noble men
who led her people in that great
struggle, which has made the world
ring with their heroic deeds, and
they may bo assured that thc
Northern mind is not now in a con
dition to agree to any settlement thai
does not involve that disgrace. Tin
burdens that arc put upon them
they can bear so long as they pre
serve their self-respect and theil
honor; hut these sacrificed, their cou
ditiou would be pitiable indeed.
Nothing the South can do or say will
change in the .slightest degree thc
resolute purpose of the Jacobins tc
strip them of every particle ol
political power. They may fail in
their schemes, but it will not be be
cause the South complains or make*
partial concessions. These hut in?
crease their appetitefor vengeance,
and incite them to further aggros
SEPAKA?E BILLS.-The Washiugtoi
correspondent of the Baltimore Su>
states that it is deemed not improba
ble that separate bills, applicable tc
the several States, (as in the case o
Louisiana.) will take the place of tin
general reconstruction bill. "It h
known that bills for the States sepa
rately are in the course of preparatioi
.by competent hands." Verycompe
tent, indeed! If this mode of pro
eeedingin detail be adopted, how wil
that apply to Virginia, who, accord
ing to the decision of high authority
was in full organization as a loya
State during the whole war?
BROKE JAIE.-We learn that fiv<
freedmen, confinedin the jail at New
berry, charged with the murder o
Mr. Lem. Lane, several mouths ago
made their escape from that jail b;
sawing through the bars of thei
cells, on Sunday night, and are nov
CONGBESS.-The New York Herald
of Friday, says:
Tlie heavy vote-113 against 48
by which the bill of Mr. Elliot fo
the reconstruction of Louisiana ha?
passed the House of Representative
is very significant; for it means no
thing less than this-that all th?
State governments set up by Presi
dent Johnson without authority fron
Congress are to be pulled down, nm
that every State concerned is to bi
reconstructed from the beginning.
Gov. Brownlow's organ, at Nash
ville, gives the recently enfrauchisec
freedmen notice, that in the even
they should vote for conservatives
which means vote for anybody bu
pure unadulterated radicals-said or
gan will at once proceed to advocate
Army- Rule for thc So:? ?h.
Under this head, the Natt?nal Tn
"What Gen. Banks uttered in con?
demnation of thc principle of put ting
the authorities of the South under
the absolute control of the anny, is
but the reflection of the general sen?
timent. So deep is thc execration
by all the people of this suggestion
of the star-chamber cabal, that were |
their feelings consulted, said conclave
of conspirators against restored Union
would be instantly relieved from
duty. And here let ns ask if men
who shocked the popular sentiment
by s > odious a proposition ought to
be looked to with confidence for an- .
other, which they are forced to pro?
viso ii. order to escape utter public
odium. 'Do men gather grapes of
thorns or figs of thistles'?' So great
is tho repugnance or aversio tho
country and the House to thu- ai test
scheme, that the latter body ought to
declare want of confidence in the de?
struction (not 'reconstruction') com?
mittee, and not subject the numerous
differing views of members, ns men?
tioned by Mr. Stevens, to the consi?
deration of other members than those
hostile to such views. The chief ob?
ject of the star-chamber conclave will
be 'how not to' give force and effect
In another article, the [.delligencer
"The patience of this great, free
people is sublime. They will bear
much abuse of power, much neglect
of duty, especially when committed
in the name of liberty. .But they
will not submit to a military despot?
ism, though intended for 'rebels.'
They will not permit tho great safe?
guards of the Constitution to be
stricken down in thc midst of peace,
and when the last armed foe has for
two years grounded his musket. And
they will not much longer permit the
enmities of self-seeking politicians to
keep separate two great sections of
our common country. The fraternal
feeling of this now speciously divided
nation must be speedily l'estored,
either by the action of Congress or
in spite of it."
FENIAN HISING.-The New York
Herald, of Friday, has the following
special cable despatch, dated Dublin,
Important news has been received
in this city from the South of Ireland,
to the effect that the Fenians made a
"rising," this morning, at Killarney,
in the County of Kerry, and marched
British troops, with a force of ar?
tillery, are in pursuit of the enemy.
Kerry is a maritime County in the
South-west of Ireland, with tho es?
tuary of the Shannon Hiver as its
Northern boundary, the Atlantic
Ocean on its Western edge, and the
Counties of Limerick and Cork form
I ing its Southern and Eastern bound?
ary. Its population is about 200,000
persons, a large proportion of whom
speak only the Irish tongue. The
region is extremely wild, rugged and
The town of Killarney, where the
"rising" is said to have taken place,
is situated near the centre of the
County Kerry, on the famous lake of
tho same name. It has a population
of some 6,000 or 7,000.
Kenmare is another town in the
County Kerry, situated on the high
road from Cork to Cahirciveen, near
to the residence of the late Daniel
O'Connell. It lies in a very isolated
district at thc head of Kenmare Bay,
and has a convenient harbor and
pim-. It is approachable from the
ocean by vessels of heavy burden.
Is IT TRUE?-The National Repub?
lican, of Friday, has the following
"We learn, with regret, that Hon.
Thaddeus Stevens was seized, yester?
day, with a sudden and serious
illness, which indicated that his phy?
sical strength is greatly prostrated."
What cause, in the name of com?
mon sense, has tho National Republi?
can to "regret" the sudden ailment of
Stevens? Some down this way would
wish that it was the premonitor of
bis easy exit to another and-happier
NOT DISHEARTENED,-A corres?
pondent of the Baltimore Gazette
I learn that the President is yet
cheerful and hopeful of ultimate tri?
umph, and so far from evincing a dis?
position of acquiescing in the insane
legislation of Congress, is more de?
termined than ever, since their atro?
cious designs have become developed,
of firmly adhering to his constitu?
JUST WHAT WE THINK.-The New
York World says if the President is
capable of yielding, it wonld have
been better to save the country from I
this long turmoil by yielding long
ago. By his vigorous opposition to
Congress, he has exasperated the ra?
dicals, and educated the South into
stubbornness. At an earlier stage, the
South would have submitted more '
easily, and Congress have been less
exacting. The President cannot jus?
tify himself either morally or logically
in keeping everything at'loggerheads
for so long a period, if the quarrel is
to bo settled at last by Congress
having its own way. He should
either not yield at all, or have yielded
sooner, and saved all this gratuitous
Finance ?nil Commerce-The Storm. I
Tho following extract, in relation
to the Financial and commercial con- j
ditton North, we copy from tho New
York Day Bon!,; of Saturday. Thc j
well-informed commercial editor of
that paper, it will be seen, draws a j
rather startling picture:
The clouds are gathering rapidly
overhead just now, and it would seem I
as though the great financial tornado !
was about to burst upon the country
in nil its terrible fury. We, as yet, j
have escaped. Once or twice in thc
past six months, tho commercial and '.
financial atmosphere has betokened
the great crash which, sooner or i
hiter, must come; but the evil has j
been, for the time, arrested, and al
glimmer of blue sky momentarily ap?
pearing, has dispelled the fears of the
benighted fools in Congress, whose
evil doings are hastening this im?
pending calamity. But ?it this mo?
ment, they are again awake to the
terrible doom which has so buig
threatened them; and the leading
spirits are pausing in their mad ca?
reer, and casting their eyes to the
threatening heavens above them.
The mutterings of the discordant ele?
ments, which, in time, will break out
in the wild roar of thc tempest are
now heard, and the miserable crea?
tures are again quaking with fear.
The yell for "impeachment"has been
weaker the past week than at any?
time in the past sixty days. The
howls for a higher tariff have been
partially checked; the heavy failures
in the past week or two all over the
North, arc touching the pockets of
the sordid wretches who are destroy?
ing the commerce and finance of the
country, and their pockets being the
only vulnerable portion of their mi?
serable carcasses, they have, for the
moment, stopped to inquire into the
why and wherefore of their losses,
ami the cries which conic up from
their own ignorant and duped sup?
porters and followers, ft is a most
gratifying fact that the destructive
spirits who an- now keeping up
Satan's carnival in Congress, repre?
sent the so-called wealth of the coun?
try. The abused millions, who have
been taxed to the extent of all theil
little surplus per year, may truly
thank God that, come what will, they
have no hoarded wealth in the shape
of greenbacks, seven-thirties. United
States bonds, or other evideuce ol
debt against the Government; for, ii:
one short hour after the President ol
the United States. Andrew Johnson,
is impeached, and a so-called Presi?
dent is put in his place by these
brainless fanatics, the issues of the
United States Government will no!
sell for one penny on theelollar. Th<
fools aro just finding this out; thei
are now being informed by tho wealtl
of the country, which they represent
that a continuation of their eoursi
will entail ruin on their party, and i
is well to pause. The temple the]
are pulling down w ill bury their owl
friends as well as themselves. Las
week, one of the nore moderate o
the elestructionists made a speech ii
Congress, anti even his tone wa;
vastly changed. 'He had been inform
ed by thc great rank and file of hi
party that they were digging thei
own graves, their present course ii
Congress was not only entailing ruin
but eternal infamy upon them, an?
their mad career must be checked
But will they pause? Doubtful. Fo
inasmuch as the gods are to final];
destro\T them, this madness will con
tinue. In the meantime, commerce 1
dying; inelustry is paralyzed; wealtl
creating is suspenden!; protluction
are growing less; the perplexed an?
bewikh'red traelesman finds himscl
crippled and impoverished; an<
having been taught the false eloctrin
that high tariffs benefit the producer
prays for more protection by a stil
higher tariff; the poor sot, ruined b
stimulants, prays for more stimulant
to steady his shattered nerves; am
the more ho gets, the more he ye
needs, till vitality gives way nnde
those remedies for relief.
What a day or week may brin,
forth, no mau can tell, but c-ommerc
anel finance at this moment are in
critical conelition. I'mic succeed
panic in the financial centres Eas
and West, anel telegraphic message
are constantly telling the destrue
tionists at Washington the dire evil
they are producing.
NEW EN'OLAND AND THE SOUTH I
THE FUTURE.-The Providence (R. I
Post, in a notice of the Januar
number of DeBoir's Review, after r<
marking that the entire magazine
almost without qualification, is eh
voted to tho material interests of th
There can bo no doubt, sooner c
later, the Southern cotton will b
made into cloth largely in Alabamn
Georgia, and North Caroliha; whi]
the coal, tho iron, and the gold c
the South will mel in making it th
richest portion of the country.
We do not anticijmte, nor need th
present generation worry itself abou
the transference of manufacturin
power from New England to Georgi*
but tho transfer will be made, an
within a period short in tho histor
of a nation. New England will h
rich, but not energetic; cultivator
intellectually, bat not prospering i
material wealth; a power of the pasl
and not tho hope of the future
There will be two classes, the ric
and the unambitious poor, and th
great West and tho. growing Sont
will despise and scorn her, as sh
now lords it over them.
Th?- Natural K?Ft-ot.
We have cogitated upon the mutter
and came to the same conclusion, on
tho point referred to in the following
paragraph from the Richmond Dis
pi itch, of Friday:
It is a question whether Stevens'
bill contemplates the abolition of thc
State governments in the South, or
merely places "a power behind the
throne greater than thc throne it?
self." In view of the fact that many
millions of our State bonds are held
by Northern mon, it may be safely
assumed that the latter is the inten?
tion of the bill. If our debt were
owing only to rebel and English j
"aristocrats," Thad, would terri tori- |
alize the State for the purpose of
rendering her bonds .vorthless. Our
Legislature will be apt to make no
provision for paying a dollar of in?
terest duo to Northern men until
Virginia shall have been recognized
by Congress as a State, equal in
every respect to New York or Massa?
chusetts. It would l>e useless; for it'
Congress may tiny day legislate our
authorities out of existence, and
send a commission hero to govern us,
the acts of those authorities must bo
of littie value in law.
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Soo.th.cm Presbyterian Churches.
AW: learn from the Baltimore Sun,
of Thursday, thain meeting was held
in that city at tito Franklin Street
Church, ou Monday, evening, for
the purpose of taking steps for aid?
ing the suffering Presbyterian
churches and ministers in tho South.
Tin; meeting was opened with
prayer, and then addressed hy the
Kev. .1. Leighton Wilson, Secretary
of the Board ol' Susteutation in the
South. Dr. Wilson made known
th?' condition of tho Southern
ehuivhes and ministers. He stated
that about 150 churches had been de?
stroyed, or so much injured during
the war as to he of no use in their
present condition, and that of tho
1,500 Presbyterian churches in the
South, one-third of them would pro?
bably become extinct unless some im?
mediate aid is obtained for them out?
side of their own limits. * He made
a full explanation of thc condition of
the churches and the necessity of
giving immediate help.
After other addresses, the follow?
ing resolutions wore offered:
Resolved, That every effort should
. be made to aid our suffering Presby
I terian churches in the South.
I Resolved, That with a view to raise
the means required, the chairman be
authorized to appoint a committee of
such number tis he may deem best,
who shall have power to increase their
number and take all necessary steps
to promote success.
Resolved, That tho committee bc
authorized and requested to make ti
permanent organization of such per?
sons as they may deem best calculated
to raise present and future aid in be
half of the Presbyterian churches
and ministers in the South.
! The resolutions were unanimously
j adopted, and a committee consisting
of forty or more gentlemen, at thf
head of which is George M. Gill.
Esq., appointed in ."eeordance there
j with. The committee will, it is un
j derstood, at once take measures tc
actively enter upon their duties.
THE STATE OF TRADE.-The Nev
York Commercial, commenting upor
various movements in Washington,
political and financial, as disturbing
the money market, says:
"The effect upon commercial ere
dit may be inferred from the fact
that the two largest dry goods job
bers in this city have opened thc
spring trade with terms thirty day.'
two per cent., which is equivalen
to twenty-four per cent, per anuun
upon cash transactions. The mone
tary stringency at this centre hat
naturally induced a corresponding
contraction of credit^ in the interior
the effects of which are now apparem
in the failure of many Western firm;
to respond to their maturing obliga
tions. How far this demoralizatioi
of credit may effect the spring trade
it is unnecessary to estimate. Bu
siness men, however, do not need t<
be informed that the extreme late?
ness of the opening of business, am
the prevailing despondency in al
branches of trade, are due principally
to this cause. "
ALTERED BUT NOT IMPROVED.-Th.
Stevens bill was altered from thc
copy published here, so as to allow
"local civil tribunals" to try offend
ers, ?fee. and also by inserting in tb?
fourth section those of the following
words which are in italics:
"SEC. 4. And he it further enacted
That the courts and judicial officer
of the United States shall not issu<
writs of habeas corpus in behalf o
persons in military custody, except ii
cases in ichicJi the person is held t<
ansicer only for a crime or crimes cr
elusively within the jurisdiction of th
courts of the Uniter I States within sai(
military districts therein, or unlest
some commissioner or officer."
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A concert in aid of the Southon
Relief Fund was to be given ip Nev
York on Saturday evening last
Miss Kellogg, bliss Adelaide Phil
lips, Miss McCullocb, Signor Brig
noli, Signor Ferranti, Theodor?
Thomas, and other well-known ar
fists, volunteered their services or
Thu Bill of Koree.
Tho National Intelligencer, speaking
of tho bill reported from the Keeon- .
struction Committee by Mr. Stevens,
Lf this bili is the best scheme '
which this notorious committee have
to ofter for the restoration of frater?
nal feeling throughout a country
lately torn by civil war-if this is the ;
consummate flower of the statesman- 1
ship of the Thirty-ninth Congress- 1
we shall have to record tho meian- '
choly fact that thc race of statesmen
is extinct. Will not our public men ?
realize that the war is over- -that the ,
nation demands that its fierce pas- .
sions shall be hushed-that its dread ,
machinery shall be put one side? '
When thc thunders of battle have
ceased, and the soldiers confronting
each other in deadly array have
melted into citizens earnestly en-1 i
gaged ni the arts of peace, shall the |
bayonet be still substituted for the
sheriffs process, and the judge be
thrust under ile- foot o? the general?
Out upon the dastard thought! No
true-boru American wishes to govern
his fellow-countrymen by tilt mailed
hand. No lover of freedom would
rear the military commission above
the sacred trial by jury. The party
which attempts to subordinate civil
authority, however imperfect, to'the
arbitrary mandates of military au?
thority, commits political suicide;
and. if the loaders of the dominant
party in Congress are so infatuated
as to believe, that this nation will con?
tinue to back them in their senseless
policy of proscription, of violence
and of hate, they will ere long be
roused from their dream of folly.
That policy is based on falsehood.,
lt assumes that the people of the
South are unwilling tobe governed
by law, and have lost their attach?
ment to American nationality, and
their faith in the grand destiny of the
American people. Neither is true.
The South was without law for
months after Lee's surrender; but
American character asserted itself
and preserved order until the judge
wa.s restored to his bench and the
sheriff to his office. The surging
tide of national Ufo, which has
bounded so violently through the
great heart of all the North during
the wav, pulsates as yet feebly among
a people impoverished, crushed, ab?
sorbed in the sad struggle for broad.
It needs but the restoration of the
oki channels, and they would vindi?
cate more fully than ever their attach?
ment to the Union and the Constitu?
tion. Instead of restoring those
channels, the politicians are mad
enough to seek to destroy them.
The leaders of the old Republican
j party are signing their political death
I warrants. They are heaping up
wrath against the day of wrath. They
! are alienating the public confidence
by abusing power instead of nobly
using it, by demonstrating that they
believe in force rather than freedom,
by revealing their incapacity rightly
to employ the fruits of victory in
healing the wounds of the South,
awakening its dormant patriotism,
and adopting the policy of recon?
ciliation and forgetfulness. If they
pass the bill reported hythe commit?
tee, it will be tho severest blow yet
given to their hold on the people of
FENIANISM IN THE UNITED STATES. -
The Buffalo Courier has the following
statistics of Fenianism in the United
The month of January, 1807, has
been an eventful one for the Fenian
Brotherhood in the United States
and all over the globe wherever it has
its ramifications and branches. At
present, the Brotherhood in the
United States, with the exception of
thirty or forty circles, recognize but
one head, and that is President Wm.
R. Roberts. Over 750 circles recog?
nize his authority, and ere the 1st of
March, 1,000 circles of the Fenian
organization will be in operation in
America. The State of New York
has already 100 circles in good stand?
ing, working actively and quietly;
Pennsylvania about the same num?
ber; Ohio 45; Illinois 75; Michigan
30, and the other States of the Union
an equal proportion, who are labor?
ing for the same end. The circles
are arming quietly and without os?
tentation or any publicity, and uni?
forms are being provided for the
members of tho organizations in
thousands. The Brotherhood has
the most unanimous confidence and
dependence on the promises of Pre?
sident Roberts, chiefly owing to the
fact that he is, asa prominent Fenian
said a few days ago, "rich enough to
THE LATEST WASHINGTON SENSA?
TION.-The following is the latest
sensation from the Federal capital:
A partial re-organization of the
cabinet is talked of in official circles.
Tho probable retirement of Mr.
Seward is mentioned. Mr. Adams,
Minister to Englaud, is spoken of as
his successor. The withdrawal of
Mr. Stanton from the cabinet is
again revived, with General Grant as
his successor, as Acting S -et "tavy of
War. In- addition, it is expected
that Mr. Stanton will be off. jd the
mission to Russia, or probably the
mission to Spain.
It is stated that the President is
appointing, in most cases, radicals to
succeed to tho offices vacated by tho
rejection of his previous nomina?
tions. The names now to bo sent in,
it is said, arete be such as tho Senate
Oort BKAIUNO ROOM.-Our friends ure
?ivitcd to \ \fit the Ph'Xtiix reading room,
rhere they will lind on file papers and
>criodicals from every section of thc Union.
Che building is open day and night.
FIVE CENTS.-The pri?e of single copies
if tho I'lt <i'n i s in fire cents, and purchasers
ire requested to pay no ?mire for them a-,
hey are furnished to thc news-boys at a
.ate sufficiently low to warrant ile-ir being
sold at that pri?e.
EDUCATIONAL.-We are pleased to ?earn
hat the Mecklenburg Female College, un
ler the superintendence of Rev. A. G.
?stacy, and which was advertised in our
vhimnt?, was opened under tin most aus?
picious and encouraging circumstances.
SMALL-POX.-We- noted, tho other day,
hat this loathsome disease was prevailing
n Lancaster District. We now notice that.
II Salem, N. C., since November last, there
nive been 120 cases--few of them fatal,
lowevcr. As this discaso is one which
rav. ls with marvellous rapidity, 'v.- now?
ise fact, to give a word of warning to our
people to promptly uso the preventivo mc a
?iite of vaccination in al! cases where re?
PERSOSAI..-Yesterday morning, we re?
ceived a visit from, and enjoyed a pleasant
conversation with. Hon. T. C. Peters, of
Maryland, (formerly a p'ronihiont citizen
<>r New York.) and 15. M. Rhodi s. Esq., of
Baltimore, (the. head of the celebrated
super-phosphate manufactory.) Tho Pe?
tersburg huies, speaking of these gentle?
men and their visit to that city, says:
"They arc making a tour of thc South
with the commendable vi.".viii' fa: ilitating
the command of capital by om- fact irs and
planters. Wo comm. iel i lo ni to onrfrienda
throughout the section which tin y arc
about to enter as gentlemen of enlarged
and liberal views, whose sympathy with
thc condition of our people and efforts in
their behalf largely entitle '.hem to the
fullest measure ol courtesy from those
Southerners with whom tin y may have in?
Too Muru CROWDED.- -We sec it stated
that the average density of population in
New York city is equal to 32,000 per square
mile, its 1,100 acres of parks and open
spaces being included in tlc e.-eimatc.
This gives to each person a space twelve
yards long by eight wide, in which to live
and move and have bis being. We suggest
a remedy for this suffocating state of af?
fairs. There is room enough, and to sparc,
down this way, for honest and industrious
foreigners. We will bo permitted, too, to
give them the elective franchise, provided
they bring $200 in greenbacks, orean write
their names and read the blessed Consti?
tution of our country. The radicals are
mutilating in such an awful way, that the
franchise qualification, in this respect,
will be difficult for a large1 majority to com?
MASONIC EMBLEMS.-The handsome and
costly jewels, regalia and Bible, presented
to the Masonic fraternity of this city, on
Thursday evening last, were a donation
from brothers of tho craft in Washington
city and Philadelphia, Penn., who were
prompted by the teachings of a generous
sympathy in behalf of their unfortunate
brethren in Columbia. The set of jewels
and regalia were from the brethren in
Washington; tin- compass and square ac?
companying them were contributions from
the pockets of thc individual members.
While the brothers were engaged in this
praiseworthy act, the following letter, with
a Bible, from three members of the frater?
nity in Philadelphia, was received hy them,
and duly presented through the Commit?
tee to the craft in this city. The gifts will
bc on exhibition at thc jewelry establish?
ment of Brother T. W. Radcliffe, on Main
PHILADELPHIA, February .">, ]&i>7.
Tu the Masonic Fraternity of Columbia,
Sias AND BROTHERS: In a fraternal spirit,
and in the hope that brotherly love may
continue, tho undersigned, Free and Ac?
cepted Ancient York Masons, desire to pro
sent to you this Sacred Volume-a guide to
our faith and a lamp to our feet, to lead us
safely through the rugged wavs of life.
Fraternally, ENOCH W. C. GREENE,
W. M. No. 240, Philadelphia, Pa.
P. M. No. 202, Philadelphia, Pa.
CHAS. E. WARBURTON,
Lodge No. 5L, Philadelphia, Pa.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attontion is call?
ed to tho following advertisements, which
are published this morning for tho first
City Notice to Water Tenants.
Mooting of Columbia Lodge.
D. B. Miller -To Builders.
Edwin J. Scott-Checks on New York.
Levin & Peixotto-Dissolution.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS m
THE LEGISLATURE.-Both Houses of
the General Assembly of Louisiana
have unanimously rejected the Con?
stitutional amendment proposed by
Congress. This is certainly a re?
markable result in the history of
this country. The Governor, in his
message to the Legislature, in favor
of these amendments, commends
them as even too just and liberal,
and out of a legislative assembly of
one hundred and forty members, not
a single vote is given in favor of his
views. And yet it is well knowu that
in the Legislature there are a number
of representatives who have always
I teen regarded and recognized ?is good
Union men throughout the late war,
md since. A Governor without a
ungle supporter in the Legislature is
without precedent in the political an?
nals of this country. Considering the
argo patronage enjoyed by tho Go?
vernor of the State, this is certainly
i striking proof of the unanimity of
?his people.-New OrUans Times, Sib.
Three shocks of an earthquake
?vere experienced in San Diego. Cali?
fornia, on the 1st inst.