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ef,or fM enaineae relannf 10 the See, (Weald be
olereerea " Vanuatu Ohrotucla, 8L aeinviite, Ohio
U ef ike freeaearl'e heae end kernel
Bf enfel hands to valer given!
Thy etare here HI tbe welkin dome,
mad all thy kaee were born la heaven.
Fererer leal theletandard eheel!
Where krealhee the foe bat falle before a a,
With Freedom' e aoil beaealh oar feel,
And r reedem' a banner erreamlng ' er ae I
Tn. Copperheads eoeia very much
astonished at tho freedom of criticism
indulged in by the Union Party with
reference to President Johnson and
bis recent veto message and political
speeches. To men whose solo object
seems to be to get control of the Fad
oral Government, after flvejlong years'
effort to destroy it, and whose political
creed consists in the platform of the
"five loaves and two small (Ulics," may
wall be surprised at the keen criticism
with which tho intelligence and fearless
lore of principle, of justice, of right,
which animates and controls our party,
risits every act of wrong or folly, per
petratcd by its representatives, high
or low. The truckling, tirao serving
spirit of modern Democracy, that seeks
to cover up or justify every act of per
tidy from the bold treason of the Dom
ocratio Cabinet of James RucrtAN an,
that initiated the rebellion and robbed
the Government for the benefit of that
rebellion to the petty peculations of its
County ofllccr who pockets tho proceeds
of the peoples' money, for fear tho
party may suffer if these wrongs were
exposed and their authors severely
criticised or condemned, cannot under
stand how u party can bo held together
whose members thus freely exposoand
condemn tho acts of each other. They
are, therefore, rejoicing with such
exstacy of joy as they havo not mani
fested since the rebel army ceased to
gain victories in the field, because they
billave tha difTarenco of opinion be
tween the Union Party aud the Prcai
ricat on some points raised by the latter
in his message vetoing the Frccdmnn's
Bureau Hill, and the strictures of the
Union papers on tho President's 22ml
of February speech indicate a division
of the Union Party. In their rejoicing,
the first they have done for five years
over any act of tho President or of the
Congress of tho United States, they
seem to forget tliat difference docs not
always moan division, and that, while
we may differ with tho President as to
the propriety of his veto message, and
find fault with the manner in which he
mamifests his personal feeling against
II r. Sumnbk, Mr. Stkpiikns and Mr.
Fuillim, wo still agree with him and
his policy much more fully than he
agrees with the policy of tho copper
heads, or than they endorse his.
The Union Party agree with the
President when he says : "Treason is a
crime and moat bo made odious."
"The rebel debt must be repudiated."
"Tho Constitutional amendment abol
ishing slavery must be adopted."
"The freodnicn must be secured in their
freedom." "Ho would admit ouly
such Representatives as are in fact
loyal men, giving t a ti factory tvidenct
of thit" and believe ho is truthful when
he say "His whole heart was with the
body of true men who carriod tho
country through tho war, and he earn
estly desired to maintain a cordial and
perfect understanding with thorn."
And now, Mr. Copperhead, how far do
you endorse these fundamental prin
ciples of Mr. Johnson's reconstruction
policy 1 And how far do tlioy agree
with your pro slavery, antl coercion,
rebel sympathising policy ? You approve
tho Presldent'i speech and veto
message, not because he says: "The
act to establish a llui oau for the relief
of frcedmen and rcfugeci, which was
approved In the month of March last,
Aa nut ytt ixjjirtJ" and "before it ceases
to have effect, further experience may
assist to guide uiTo a wise couclusion
as to the policy to bo adopted in time
cf peace," but bceauso the bill yetood
wis passed by the Union Party, and its
voto might exasperate and possibly
divide that party. We condemned
thoiu bcoatiso they met the approbation
of every rebel aud rebel sympathizer
. in the country, and gathered around
-,1 the President the cohorts of treason
rho have been banded together for the
past five year in tho cause of the
alar e-drive's' rebellion for the accursed
' purpose of destroying the Union, and
we foared tbe acts that caused rejoicing
in their ranks, portended evil to that
A yet there ha nothing occurred
r that muse necessitate a division of the
' Union Party-. That Tarty is founded
upon Union, Freedom, Justice and
Humanity, and while these cardinal
principles are kept in view by the
representatives of that Party there is
no danger of a difference or a division,
but when, in the progress of recon
struction, these representatives, cither
In the person of the President or our
representatives in Congrcss.shall adopt
and attempt to enforce any "policy"
not founded upon these principles they
will find themselves separated from the
great body of the Party, even though
that separation may give the efficet to !
the enemies of the Government. " 'The j
negro,' as such, is nothing to ns ; but j
Humanity, Justice, Equal Rights be
fore tho Law, are everything. To deny
Justice and Opportunity to the hum- j
blest, the most despised or detested, :
is a crime which rocks the foundations
of the strongest State. It is a crime i
hich unsettles and blasts. Not for
the negro exclusively, but in tho inter
est of every human bolng, do we de
mand that the laws of our country, and
of every part of it, shall be conformed
to the dictates of Eternal Right, so
that every one shall joyfully feel and
accept tho obligations of loyalty
Defense of the Reconstruction
Senator Fessenden, of Maine, in the
course of his remarks in the U. S. Sen
ate, on Friday, took occasion to reply
to the charge that the Reconstruction
Committee was needlessly delaying its
action, and as Chairman of the Joint
Committee, his declarations are official.
We And the following summary of his
defense in the Washington dispatches
to the Cincinnati Gazette :
Tho resolution appointing the Committee
pmiad the Senate December 13th, and its
members were designated December 21st.
Coogross then adjourned to January 5th.
Immediately after tht reosss, a resolution
was psssad, calling upon the President fur
copies of the proclamations organizing the
provisional povernmenu, tor the ;onstitu
tions of the State as amended bv lh" Stale
Conventions, and for the laws passnd by
thoir Legislator in the work or ortantza
tion all of which riapers and information
waro in tbe President's hands. Te this
resolution no response of soy kind had been
ma do. Aftr-l waiting a rr-spectfiil time
manwhilo attending to thoe subnets which
the two Houses had referred to it, the Com
mittee had to proocod to cot this informs
tion. nil of whioh was already in Washing
ton in writine, by the tedious prn"soF talc
ing testimony On the I'ith of Jmiiwy a
similar reeolutinn calling for inf rnalion was
passed by tho House, snd spain reported by
tho Senate in February. Tlw eommittee
and it sub-committees had held daily ses
sions offeur hours previous to the assembling
of t'oiiitress, nnd wlulo tlio fSennto sdj-iiirn-e
1 on Saturdays, the members of this eom
mittee worked on in their efforts to obtain
information that miirbt hire been readily
furnished to it. He did not complain of
the President's actions, ns he might have
(rood reasons for it, but it was hut fust that
the country should know the chief eaufe of
Don't Do It!
TV hen one who declared that
eloelion provoked and justified
and Disunion, asks you to sign a
cull, 'io n t do H I
When ons who wanted to ceax traitors to
desist from firing on the Aug, sisine tin
fortresses snd robbing the arsenals nf'your
country by kicking tho New England Stales
out or the Union and agreeing that the
slaveholders might take their human chat
tels into every State and plant their '' insti
tution " in every Territory of the Union,
asks you to unite with him in a political
movement, do n't do it I
When one who declared the War for the
Union unjust, and proclaimed on the streets
that tbe Kobols were fighting for ths defense
of their rights snd their homes, asks you to
unite with him in an avowal of political son
timent and (fUrpose, do n't do it t
When one who steadfastly insisted
throughout our great struggle that the Re
bels were victorious that our arms mails
no progress that our National Debt would
inevitably be repudiated that the Union
could only be resorted by first, giving it op
as lost and then Asking the viotors to let ns
creep in at the back door of their triumph
ant Confederacy, now nrges yon to sympa
thise snd Iraterniie with him in denouncing
as traitors snd disnnienists the foremost
champions ot " Liberty and Union, now and
for ever, one and inseparable, ' do n t you
do it I .
Whan one who denounced and raved at
the Emancipation policy of President Lin
coln as unconstitutional and suicidal who
doolared that it had " united the South and
divided ths North "that we eould never
aucoead till it was renutliatad that, if Lin
coln was re eleoted, the Union would never
be restored now wants you to play second
to his first, do n t begin to do it I
Saith ths great Aposile to the Gentiles,
" Bo not deceived. Evil communications
eorrnpt good manners. " When all manner
of Copperhead and Secession sympathisers
ink you to train in their corn piny, tell ihera
you1!! see 'era bleat drat 1-N. V. Tribune.
Terms of Admission.
Senator Wilson of Massachusetts will to
morrow intrnduoe into the Senate a joint
resolution which (lectures in pieeise terms
the conditions which Coneress will require
the lUbol States to comply with before bo
ing represented in the legislative halls of the
nation. These who have been so loudly ha
rating the majority in Congress for having
no settled policy will find ana distinctly d
fined snd dnelured in the) resolutions.
IN. Y, Tribune, Monday.
A DBITNK km woman was put In the watch
house in St. Louis on Thuisday eight and
looked up In a soil where a raccoon belong
ing to tho keeper had oonaealmi himself.
The aoitnal at oooa altackod the woman,
biting off a large picas ot'tiernnso, and then
fastened upon her arm. The unfortunate
victim soreamed for sssisnruie, but finding
that no one eame, seised the animal by the
throat and finally strangled him. Her
Wi learn by a prWato dispstoh (Vote
Washington that the Reconstruction Com
mittee voted yesterday to report today on
the admission of Tennesaea without eon
dilione. Efforts were being made to change
er modify the decision or the Committee,
but should these prove unsuccessful, the re
port will bs made, and nrobabl be accept
ed.rN. Y. Tribune. Monday.
EjOBIXiNT ool has been discovered at
St. Joseph,- Mo., ffV) ttet below the sur
GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY.
Gri. Tr.RRr has issued an order requir
ing all publishers of newspapers io his de
partment te send a copy of every issue to
his headquarter. .
Tif bill authorising tho Secretary of the
Navy to detail a ship ot war to assist the
Collins Telegraph Company has been signed
by the President.
The Washington Star says that Max
imilian's foroe amounts to forty-five thousind
men, and his artillery to one hundred and
Ths exoitement in Fenian eiroles ever
tho vu-ipeuuoii of the habeas corpus in Ire
land o.mtinuM. Meuioits and proclama
tions nro the oider of tbe day.
Ar 0, -Mi mi's Town, South Africa.
I.-ci iniii r I3.h. tbe thermometer was 130
in the son, !')J in the sha te, W'2 io a room,
anl 77 in 1 1 1 - - c-iole-t cellar. A duck's egg
wis r;.ted by the sun.
A nkw Rxpr;ss Company, the Merchants'
Uiriwi, ha toutl formed in Western New
Ym k tvi'k a capital of fifteen millions of
is Chicago now before tbey eat pork they'
examine it with a microioopa.
Somr cd tho Texas papers are strongly
urging ii division of the State.
Thr L'gislaturos of Nevada, Wisconsin,
and Minnesota have passed resolutions sus
tain? the majority in Congress in their vote
on the veto.
Tub Texas State Convention has added a
new article to the State Constitution, ftbnl-
hint Slavery, iiroteoting blaeks in their
rights of property, and allowing them
to teatify in the Courts, by a vote ot 55
A Minnesota correspondent of the New
York Herald advises persons who intend
seeking reereation next summer to go to
Minnesota instoad of Saratoga and other
fashionable watering places. He gives both
his own experience and bis observation or
others to prove that even a Minnesota win
ter is bonenoial to consumptives, many in
valids from the East having determined to
reside there permanently. He tells those
wishing to go in the spring not te start till
tho middle ot April.
Thk renort that Gen. Grsnt wss wounded
tho other day by the aooideutal disobarge of
a gun, is oontradieted.
Gf.sj. Scott was at Panama at last ac
counts, in greatly improved health.
Tub St. Joseoh (Mo.) Union of the 1st
in st. says that a large portion of the winter
wnsai crop in inai vicinity nan ueen srveraiy
injured. Some of the farmers even intend
plowing up their fields, and sowing spring
Thk meeting at Baltimore on Thursday
evening, in support of the Union members
ot Congress, wa a large and imposing dem
onstration. Among the speakers were Sen
ator Trumbull and Hon. S. MolCee, of Ken
A dozen Virginians, in Page County,
lately seised Mi. G. II. Hamlin, teacher nf
a fremlinrn school, ducked him in the
Shen ind th. and threatened his life if he
did not Icav- wi bin throe days.
Bishop (!ampiki.T., th i-minent scholar
snd divine, died on Itiit Smii;iy niiiht, at
hm homo, n"ar li-'tliaiiy. g -d iH years.
He was the founder of Bethany College,
and one ot the most eminent men of his
tiiun. - .
It is announced that on a elos canvass it
is ascertained that every Repuh'tniin paper
in Illinois, Wixonnsin. t w nod Minnesota,
takes grounds against President Johnson'
veto,' and in favor nf sustaining Congress.
The exuepti n is ths Chicago Journal.
TlIK telegruph giros its accounts nf a riot
ous demonstration in Richmond last Friday
Vultv heavy frrslmfs are reported io Ver
mont, New tfiinpshirn and portions of Can
ada, with uif .it !os of property, including
cuii ii'lurullo livi) stock.
Hon 13. I'AnsoNS, of Troy, Ohio, and
J'uh'e nfthe Court of Common Pleas, 'of
the 21 Judicial District, hss become inssno,
and is now confined in the Southern Lunatic
We learn by the Wilmington Republican
that the Franklin Celloge Board of Control
havo selected tho Fiir Grounds at that plaoe,
belonging to R. M. Wiokershara and wifo,
containing seventeen and one-fourth sores,
at tZS per acre, as tbe looation of thoir
An exchange is responsible for the follow
ing: Joho G. Quigley dropped suddenly,
io N.irwalk, Ohio, the other day, and was
supposed to be dead. While being shaved
in preparation for the grave, ths rasor out
his faoe, setting the bleod flowing, where
apoaj Mr. Quigley arose, put on his olothes,
and wont about his business.
Ths Rsvenna Democrat announces the
death of John P. Rannry, Esq.. the oldeat
momber of the Portgage County Bar, and
nno of the pioneer residents of the place.
He was a brother of Rufus P. Ranney, stud
ied law in the office of Hon. B. P. Wade,
and for 25 years was never absent from the
sessions of Courts in Portage County.
Thk Sandusky Register says ths body of
an unkonwn man was on Wednesday found
Iving dead under a tree on Cedar foint.
Near him was a jug and pips, lie had en
a soldier's overcoat and blouse, and it is
supposed ha was troxoo to death during the
late cold weather.
Ths Cincinnati Gisette says that in tho
Pest Houso, on Ross Hill, on Wednesday,
there wore thirljMn oss of smallpox
Only five nfthe patients were white, tw-mty
six of them Wing colored -The di-team has
been more fatal lliii so on than for a long
Ma. W. T. ('ooin'.sti.ux of Cnhimbu
has been appointed M'oi-ter to E'tndor, in
place of Mr. Hu-sauruk.. resigned. .,
TilB Buckeye Stats says the sine-iint of
oil territory in t.Viuinbiaila County sceias to
he on the iuorete every day. List wet-1
th ire was a wall striK'k oil tho farm nt John
Montgomery, one mile above S ilineville, on
Cleveland and Railroad. -. It
was leased by an Eastern company, and oil
was obtained at the depth of twenty tuet.
Tub Ztnsaville Co'iriar publishes the Ml
lowing statement, luioishod by Mr. Mmru,
of M'lskingum County, in regard to i,ho fruit
nrospeots. Poaoh orop entirely doUr?yiid.
Prunes and eoiuo ot th,i finer vari.uij of
Plums injured, but pirhp enough hud
left for a crop. I) intm plums only slightly
injured. Cherries, Morollo. 111 P,a .Cher
ry, .Early Itiehni ind, U ilio M kgiliti'io and
Rlntiuo ll men.e. re all .right, wUilo the
early Mw DukeN are nearly aU killed Black
Tartarian, Goy. Wnod aud Ku'iland's uiay
havo perhaps eioK'h hj ltr for a f.iir
orop. Granes; toi early, la determine with
eeriainty the exteat of the damage, but
Ieibulla's are daubtless asrionaiy injarvd,
and patbaps Catawba's also. , JJi-ktsrrie
1 think ar safe, as also the mora hardy
varieties of ttupbarries, . but soma of the
finer kinXt, auuh as BriiikU'a Orauge sad
TalUsr Antwerp are killed Apples sod
A SPICY DEBATE.
la the National House of Representatives,
en ths 23th ult., Mr. Bingham, of Ohio, In
troduced the amendment to tho Constitu
tion, providing for grester security of ths
rights of ths people in the several Stales,
and upon it a very spicy debate sprang up.
We pi in t below that part nf it in whioh
out R'pre-entative look part, copied from
the N. Y. Tribune:
Mr. Dixoiiam (0'iio) ald ha approached
the diseusinii nf t.Hs question, aware that
was utterly impossible for him te do jus
tice to it in tho time allowad He thought
hat the guntlemm from Vermont (Mr.
Vondl'ridre) had o'tored words that ought
to be oonsidered and accepted by gentlemen
when he said that the action ef this (Jon
gre-s on the future prosperity of the coun
try would be felt hy generations to come.
tie bolievei that the people had entrusted
Congress the ears of the Repnblio, not only
for the present, hut for all the bereatter.
The Committee on Keeenstruction would
not have reoom mended this proposition bnt
for their eonfidenee that its adoption and
ratification wore essential to the safety of all
the peoplo of evsrv State preent and to
come. Hi repelled the suggestion made in
the heat of donate, that the Committee, or
any ot its members, sought in any form to
roar the Constitution, or to take from sny
State rights that belonged to it nndnr the
Constituti. This was simply a fjroposi-
tisn to arm the Congress of the United
States, by the consent of tho people, with
power to enforce the bill ot rights ss it stood
in the Constitution. It had that extent, no
Mr. Hals (N. YJ wished to ask a ques
Mr. BfNOHAir declined to yield, and said
that gentleman who seemed to be very de
sirous of standing well with the President
of the United States recent converts
would, if they looked earrowly te his Mes
sage at tbe opening or the session, nnd this
very proposition vindicated and approved
by him, for he then told Uongress that It
was the right of every man to be seenre in
life, liberty and property : but that rested
on higher authority en the authority of
the people, speaking through their Consti
tution, when they declared that the eiti
ssn of each State should be entitled to all
Iho privileges nnd immunities of oitisens of
the United States in each State, and that
no person should be deprived of life, liberty
or Dronertv without due nroeess nf law. tie
arcued that the nroDesed amendment did
not in anr way interfere with tbe reserved
rights of States.
Messrs. Rogers and Ha lb each sought
to ask a auestion. but Mr. Bingham per
empforily refused to be inierrnpted, and re
ferred to the ststemnt nfthe gentleman
from New Icrsev (Mr Rogers) that he was
opnosd to it because it eame from a joint
oomruittee more tyrannical than any tyrnnny
which disgraoed the reign nf L-vii XI V.
If the amendment wis good, he (Bingham)
did not sen that that was sny objection to
it, though th gentlemen seemed to think it
was. He (Mr. Rogers) must have spoken
sportively or ironiestlv. 1'rohf.hly he would
not hive spnk en nt all hut for the fact that
somebody n'n ill the other "nd nfthe avenue
hid so spoken when he denounced, in a
Hpeetth to n psr'y of the penfh'miin's ohoo
ing. thiii iin' Cini'iiitiee -ni Reconstruction.
rni-ie i bv both fd i--e. a being dioNtori il.
nnentitufiin', an f nnnnthnrig-d bylaw
If the gen'leman wer n tts)ieskin ironic
ally, on would have supposed be would
have mads haste to withdraw himself from
all connection with su-h a committer. It
wis a w mder thit, h" did not. shake the du-t
from off his f'vjt as a testimony against it,
and lifting up his hands, thank God that
he wss not mad Hk'? other men. an let
elsim, '' Mv aoiit fin nor thou nnited wi-h
thHinf" TliflHui-"" h ? h-ard ths other
extraordinary argiitient mad by the gen
tlemen from peort'ylvani (Mr. Randall,)
that however fust the smendtn-'nt might hn,
it should not be passod in the absenne of the
representatives or tho eleven Mtntes lately
in rebellion. Mr. Bingham reP-rred in this
oonnootiin to tho reply nf nr. .Maiiisnn.
when asked in regard to the adontion nt the
Federal Constitution bv nine nf the thirteen
original States, bv what right it should be
ma In binding: ths answer being: Tho right
of the people to self presorvafinn iusrifie it.
It rests upon the traneenriant law ot nature.
and nature's find. " That right had gone
with the peopln throiwh all their struggles.
If the arguments nt the gentleman from
Pennsylvania were logical, Congress could
not have passed a single bill during the past,
five years affecting in any sense the interests
of the eleven Rnbol States. In that objec
tion the gentleman had simply been borrow
ing another argument from the President,
who had set forth something like it in his
Veto Message. Then the house had beard
the calm'er and more deliberate utterances
of the gentleman from New York (Mr.
Hale) in opposition to the amendment, re
iterating the eld ory of State rights. He
( Mr. Ringhsm) would like to know where he
( Mr. Hale) had derived the notion that any
St ate had a right to deny to the oitisens of any
other State any of the privileges or immuni
ties ef oitisens of the United States. If n t,
how eould the right of the States be impaired
by giving to Congress the power to enforce
these provisions? It took from the States
no rignts whioh they had. . But if they con
spired together to enaot laws refusing pro
tection to lifo, liberty, or property, it armed
Congress with the power to hold the reous
ant legislators te aa account before the bar
of the Federal Constitution. He did not
dnnht, that this very grant of power would
have been in the Constitution originally if
it was not that it was incompatible with the
existenoe of Slavery in any State. For al
though slaves might not be admitted te be
oitisens. they must he admitted to be per
sons. That was th reason there was a fet
ter on the foot of the nation. Thank God,
that fetter had now ben removed ; it had
been turned to dustb'foro the breath of the
people, sp viking nsthevaioo of God. de
claring that Slavery wa forever prohihitad
with'n the, RcpoMio. Ths people had con
H.h a L're:it trmt in this Congress, snd,
G i i hplpint him be would not hetrtv it.
even ihoiii.'h men in high nlar-m sitow'j a
disposition to .Io so.' What uftfi-nn'cfc,
h i a-kf, r. ni'.'en out in these ilavs? Vo':i
Irjvo in tbl f'irr 'place the iittcrfmeos ft' tho
gcnthiinvi whom we havt'teutsd Vioo I'rusi
dent of tho United Stales, and who, by ihn
work of an assassin, has become President
of the United States, and of whom I have
boon aooustotuad to speak, heretofore, jn
terms ot dtdoronee and respeet. The House
and the country will remember that I de
clared n't the opening of these troubles that
If ths isue was made between the Prusi
dent and the repissDirtatives Of the people,
it mint lie ma le by him and not by us It
his boeii ms do by him I trut ia God he
will retr w his arps. But whother he does
or nnt, I trust tho.Aniwoan people will not
strike tho word " Forward " from their
vooahul ary, but will go right on to the oon
sumition of ths great work whioh Provi
denoa has committed to thoir keeping that
is. tbe enforoeuont Of the, Constitution in
evory State, in ewry Territory, and en
every sea where Onr flag floats. What says
the pM-idont ia his speeeh. whioh was re
osived with lamentations everywhere- among
loyal people, and over whioh the gentlemen
from New Jersey (Mr. Rogers) and hieperty
seem to hold a general jubilation T He says:
' Lai all l bo lately In inaurreetisa agalnM the Oovern-M-.it
mnt law at tie failed SSaua, wreawtll now 4a
eiere ihair atleajtaaae-ettataaw k tk, he eSauuea la
ta liiia Uuioa-eiHl, be tUeu reperaeoMUveajinaiae eaaii
eile M ike moian. ' ; ' :
Take the oath I What oath? Not the
oath to the Constitution whioh they hsve
broken, but the oath prescribed by the
President himself, and which, exoept in
military tribunals, hss no more fore' end
effect than the paper on whioh it N printed.
Ave, tske the oath! Swear him snd let
him gal It would be about as intelligible
as it would he to awesr the eiiihlem of South
Carolina's treason, the Rattlesnake, snd let
it, go among the representstives of tho peo
ple. Whom next have we, touching this
cresf issue, before the people? We hsve
the venerable Secretary nf Htate hieing to
New York, making anothpr speech there
snd entering on the high duties of s prophet.
hsve been accustomed to sustain nod up
hold that gentleman in the past, and I am
accustomed now to speak of him most rever
entially for the great services he hss render
ed the ennntry bv Ins supreme Hull ss s
diplomatist, and by his undoubted fidelity
to the interests ot the country. What 1
say of him now I say in regret snd sor
row, not in an?er. 1 trust he will psrdon
me, and sppreciato my utterances when I,
say to him, in the language of one of Eng
land's most gifted sons, "The man who
speaks the truth is greater than a king." 1
spesk tho truth here this day when I say
anrl warn the nenrde of this country thst he
is no prophet. I remember that when the
foundations of the Repnblio wcro rocking
berresth the mustering tread ot the armed
hosts which had strock at the National life,
he ottered his oracular, saying that tho wsr
would Inst for only sixty days.
Mr. HaI.e rat-sed the niition of oroer
that the gentlotiran's remarks were not per
tinent fo the sn'jeet before th Houe.
Mr. Binoiiam (excitedly) We will see
Mr. Hale The snoeoh of Mr. Seward
has nothing to do with tbe Constitutional
Mr. BltiflWAM I am arguing against tbe
objections to the passage of tbe resohittrm.
Tbe Speaker The Chair s attention
being called co it. he will notice particularly
the remarks of the gentleman from Ohio,
and arrest them if out of order.
Mr. Bingham I was only saying thst
these prophecies against tsking security for
the future will not do for the American
Deonlo to base their action open, because
the same gentleman who uttered them ut
tered prophecies before which roisersbly
fsiled in their fulfillment. He told the peo-
nle in that same city in December. 1800
Mr. Hals I now renew my point of
The Speaker The Chstr sustains the
point of order. The Chair stated yester
dsv that tho debste must be confined to the
Constitutional amendment if a point of order
were raised. The Chair thinks thst the
gentleman from Ohio is going beforr) the
verge allowed for debate.
Mr. Banks (Mass.) If the Chair will
The Speaker The Chair will be very
glad to hear the suggestions nf the gentle
man from Massachusetts who formerly oc
cupied this chair.
Mr. Bank l suggest thst tho rnline of
the Chair, if insisted upon, lisiits the de
bate much too closely As I understand
tho speech of the Secretary of State he
asserts that ther is no trouble, thst there
is nnrfect national safety.
M". Rrvilf am-That is what T am at.
Mr. Hanks The gentleman from Ohio
thinks a littlw 'lifTerently from theS"erctary
of State, an-. brious Cinstitntion.al amend
ment to cirret that trouble nod to sure the
niiinn from t.h-s tron'de whioh he thinks
exis's. I am certain he must be permitted
to di-wiss opinions so imp rtant as those of
th 8oftarv of State.
The Spbakkk The gentleman from Mas
sach'l'etis. h iving once occupied this chair,
is familiar with the rule that de'iato on thai
Presi l -nt's Message in Co'trnittee of the
Whole is unlimited, bin that on hills in the
Honse. speoial orders, or rwsolurions for
ani'ndaent nfthe C institution. whan a
point Of ordor U raised, the J .hate' must he
confined to the pending question. The
Chair sunposed that the gentleman from
Ohio wss indulging in a lino nf debits thai
was entirely cognate to tho matter before
the Hsuse. Tho gentleman from Mass.
ohusHfts undorstsnds. and the H-mse under
stands, that there must be some lim:t to
debate. It must be relevant, to some extent,
to the matter pending before the House.
Mr. Banks I did not refer to the ruling
as existing in the Houso of Representatives
at an earlier period, but only the general
rnle affecting the question. The Constitu
tional amendment opens up to the fullest
debate on the condition of the country.
Mr. Hale I make the point of order
that the question is not debatable, and the
gentleman from Massachusetts has no right
to be heard.
Mr. Banks Then I appeal from the de
cision of the Chair only for the purpose of
saving what I desire t ssy. II the gentle
man from Ohio were discussing the official
acts of the Seeretary of State, he would not
be in order. I have heard with pain allu
sion made in the Honse to the official acts
of ohief officers of the Government. I do
not think that admissible in debate. If we
are to complain of anything in the official
condition of sny affair of the Government,
notice should be given and some measure
for the correction of that act. But here
this has referenoe te an opinion of great
imnnrtsnoe eiven to the eonntry hy the Sec
retary of State, unofficially and informally,
affecting its condition and the safety nt the
people. When we have under considera
tion the subjeot of the condition of the
oountrv in referenoe to the proposed ameni
ment of the Constitution, we certainly must
be allowed to discuss the condition of tho
country, and incidentally the opinion of the
Nonrotary of State in referenoe thereto, un
officially and informally expressed. I re
ferred, therefore, to the general role govern
ing parliamentary discussion, and not at all
to the distinotina very properly made by tbe
Chair, between the rules ss they stand at
nrescnt and the rules as they stood at an
earlier period. It is not my wish te make
an issue with . the Chair : and. therefore.
having had an opportunity of explaining
this sitioct. I withdraw my appeal.
Mr. BtNortAM I renew tho appeal
was not allowed to runks the statement bv
which it w ni'd have bcerr mads plain that
wis m order. I wi-dioi to show that di
tistfimhod as tho Secretary of State is, his
titvranfs aSsur the bping no danger for
the future of tbe country were not to bo
relied on In view of flu fact that ho had
inado Htmit ir mteranoea, before, which had
utterly tailed. And how it must come to
this: that a high ' official of the country
must go outside of his official position to
assail tho action of the ppoide'a rervrenen
tatives. and they cannot answer him on this
floor. I therefore do respectfully appeal
from tho decision of the Chair.
The SptAKKR-The Chair will state, as
the gentleman intend to pres his appeal to
a vote, the ' ground of m decision, the
gontlcman from Ohio Is of course aware
how painful it is to ths Chair to- rule that
his remarks are out of Order ; hut he was
com milled from a determination to deoide
Imniriiallv tn do so.' ' '
Mr. Binoham I would be sorry to qoee
tion the impartiality of the Chair.
, The Speaker Ths gentleman ststes that
a'raemher of the House under this rule
would not be privileged to reply to there
narks of the Secretary ' of 8tate. Mem
bers are always privileged te reply to any
remarks ! for there ie the1 Wry largest liber
ty of debate ia i;onirwe or ino noie.
The S7th Rule reqs vires that a member shall
oonfine himself to the question Under de
bate and avoioVperaonality ; bat in Com-
ooftfine hims 'If. This is a proposed consti
tutional amendment: and toe chair thinks
that the discussion of the provisos premises
of the Secret sry of State is not confining
the debate to tho pending question. If it
is, the Chair does not know bow the rule he
has quoted is even to be applied. The
question now Is ! Shall the dooisino ef the
Chair stand as the judgment of tbe House.
Mr. Ei.dridus moved to lay the appeal
on the table.
The Hr-KAKr.n Intimated that he prefer
red a vote to be taken direnllv on I he anneal.
Mr. Kl.tiKlnuE thereupon withdrew his
Mr. Raymond (N. Y.) inquired whether
the question ol order was not debatable.
1 lie riPKAKKn answered that it wss tea
Mr. Raymond -I do nnt desire to debate
the original proposition er this; but I desire
to aak ths gentleman from Ubio-s-.
Dir. lii.NOHAAf I o relieve the gentleman.
1 withdraw my appeal.
Dir. UATMOND i have the Uoir and oto
not be interrupted tor that purpoe. - -
Mr. BlNOHAM I thought I might bo per
rnirted to relieve tbe gentleman.
Nr. Raymond I would bo nuite happy
if I wanted relief; hut I do not want relief
trust upon me. 1 wieh to ask the gentleman
from Ohio whether he thinks it quite pro
per and rightto introduce eutircl new mat
ter into rhis discussion? whether ho pio-
poses to allow a reply to his rerusiks, or
whether he proposes to call the previous
3uestion and nut ofT nil reply? That will
ecido my Vote on his q ieation of order.
Mr. BiNflHAM In order to relieve the
gentleman I prupose to withdraw my appeal.
Mr. KAYMOND VVlH the geirtleuiau be
kind enoiKh to answer mv uuestion?
nr. Uinoham 1 decline to answer it.
Mr. Raymond Is it because tho auestion
is discourteous er improper ?
Nr.. UiNOHAH 1 bare do- renty te make
to the gentleman.
The Speaker The gentleman has with
drawn the appeal.
Mr. Binoham There is one further re
mark which 1 desire to make here, and I
trust it will not be considered ont of order.
It has been announced by those in high
places that there is no danger to be appro
hended from that million nf men lately in
arms against jhe Republic that those States
may be admitted at once without any snrtof
eondition that the loyal people who have
ssved their Government from overthrow by
wsger of battle have no right to take any se
curity for the future that nothing rem sins
for them to do but kill the fatted ealfand
welcome back the returning prodigal trai
tors. I have no doubt that at no distant
day testimony will be adduced to satisfy
every' honest man who wishes well to the
country and the Constitution that there isva
conspiracy existing in every State lately in
insurrection, and perchance beyond their
limits, nnder the invitation to kill the fstted
ealf. Swear them swear them all and let
them go? to take possession of the Legis
lative pawers of the oountry and accomplish
Ivy false and eorrnpt legislation what tAey
failed to accomplish by arms I to support
of this view Mr. Bingham sent to the Clerk's
desk and had read an article eoiued from
the Norfolk Va.) Post, headed .'.'Great
Victory for the South,"' and slating that
since the morning nfthe news of the great
Southern victory ot Bull Run was received,
carrying joy any) jubilation to every Southern
household, there has been no such glorious
nnws received by the Southern people ss that
of the veto of tho Preedmen s Bureau bill,
and that it wan tbe greatest victory achievou
during the war greater than any of the
fuats of Stonewall Jackson's army, Ac.
Air. liootRS akl wbat paper tbe Viler k
Mr. Binoham The arfiole-rs from a Vir
gnus paper, an organ efUebeVlion aud se
Mr. Roqers (having obtained a look st
it) it is from the Washiugitm Chreniale
a radical paper.
Mr. Ciianlkr I make a yornt of order
that it is out of order foe tbe gentlemen to
publish a document ot a revolutionary and
rebellious eharueter in his speech. .
Tbe Speakkr decided that was not
point of order. . ... . .
. Mr. Binoiiam Yes I discover that it is
not in order, io the judgment of the same
gentleman, tn warn the people of tbe dsn
gers impending ovei them. That article
has been oopied all over the oountry.
quote it in support of wbat 1 nave already-
intimated, that tbe fatted calf is to be killed
North to weloome back the returning prodi
gal traitors, red with the blood of murder
and assassination. They are resdy to kill
the fatted calf if Andrew Johnson will only
forget his former utterances, wherein he
said that treason was a crime whioh should
be made odious snd be punished, .and that
traiters were no longer oitisens but enemies
ot the oountry, and should not be permitted
to participate in the reorganisation of the
States; and if he would lend himself to that
black and villainous suggestion which found
a plaoe in the columns et the Chicago limes
a paper which, 1 believe, was formerly
suppressed for treasonable utterances, by
order ot Gen. Burnside that the President
would do well to drive the representatives
or the people, by armed posse, from the
Hall of Representatives. -
Mr. Chanler made the point of order
that the Chicago Times was not pertinent to
the question under debate. i"
, The Speaker The Choir doubts whether
it is. The v. hair decides that this Chioago
l imes is not pertinent. I Laughter. I
Mr. Binoham I have accomplished my
purpose, notwithstanding the objections of
the gentleman, ot letting the oountry tno
that there are utterances of tbst sort afloat,
Mr. Latham (W. Va.) inquired whother
it wss the purpose to make the adoption
n . i . n . " . , i . i
ot ine VonsuiunoDai AmeDamewe i
constitutional majority ot the States a eon
dition precedent to the representation of
aoy nf the eleven Statea now uhrepreeented,
Mr. Binoham said it was tot for him to
propose any suoh thing.. He would atste
here at the suggestion et the 'venerable
Chairman of the Reconstruction Committee
on the part of the House IMr. Stevens), that
every endeavor bad been made to present
without regard to this amendment the cause
nt Tenuessuo so that by the sovereign sot ol
the American people through the action ot
Congress tbe Constitutional relations of
Tennessee as a Slate might be restored
He would not sy ibat the Committee would
uot yst aud soon act upon it. The matter
was sul! before them. But even in Tonnes
see the ratio of Rebels te loyal people was
three to one; and Tennessee wss in that
respect the best of the eleven seceded Ststes.
Il l uodertook to say that no report which
might be made by that Committee would
fail to disclose the fact that a large majority
of the people of Tenneasee had declared
themselves sworn enemies of the State and
the nation. ""' ' .
. Mr. Gjudbr (Ky. ) Does not the gerrtls
inau ko wo that the Committee will report
to the contrary ot that? ' m
Mr. Binoiiam No, sir; I know' no such
thing. I believe it will turn out that ths
Rebels will be found in a majority of three
or four toons in every, one of tbe Ik be I
r. Bingham's hour having expired, ' hie
time was extended. He devoted it mainly
io arguments io support of the proposed
amendment, ending up with a disquisition
io regard to the difference in Constitutional
protbetioo between real estate and personal
property. , , .. ,
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