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0 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY, BY
TV. E.1& A. W. DKATTON
f .'AtBratton'a Building, East of lb
" ' ' Court-llousc.
1TERMS OF SUBSt'lllPTION.
One yar, $1 50
Eight month, ..!:.. 1 IK)
Four-months, CO
Payment In advance in all cases.
I. OONSTBLt,
Athens,
, A. CONSTKI.E.
MeArthtir, O.
Constable and "' Constable,
.j"..TT0BNEY8..AT:law;
McArtliur, , r . - Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to ell huMiieai in
trusted to their' csfs, iu VinVoo and Ath
tas eon n ties, or any of the oourtsf tlto7tu
Judicial dist., and In th Cirouit courts of the
U. 8. forth Southern district of Ohio, Claims
againtt the Government, pensions, bom.ty nnd
back pay solleoted. jun4tf
w)' i.i-
. At 1SATT0X.
Ancir. hao.
BRATTON & MAYO,
'ATTORNEY AT LAW,
McArthur, JVintoa County, Ohio,
WILL attend toall'lepal biuincsluttii!itcd
t to their oar in Vlntea.Alhum, Jeo snn,
Boss, tlooking. nd nUoiningcmmucis l"artic
vlar attention given to tho coHccku,o.ffloiders
olsims for pensions, bounties, arrtius of pay ,
to., against the C 8 or Ohio, iududi.g Mer
fsn rsid olsims. ,. . . .. j;n4
joisrn nAbB6ar. '' wn.idux.w.ii.
BHADBURY, IvTAItK,
'm ATTORNEYS AT t AlV,' '
McArfhury Vinton County,- Ohio.
TI7ILL attend promptly
.to r.!l bnpin: on-
.VT
trusted to their
csro, n mtoa s:id A' a-.
n counties.' Onto In UuIDort'j bm'.Si!-'", ov
r (h Port Office', np stalre. ' ' e ll!5tt
W. J,;WOL.T3,
' DIAtaR I AND REPAIR' R OF
;,WATC!1ES; CLOCKS,
JEWEL It Y ,
, " . -1HD-
.. .' Musical Inntrum'snta,
UULDKBT'a UciLDINO,!
McAItTHUK, .- . n, i - GJiio.
' "'.El-'
Kinney, Bundy ii Co.,
t , .JACKSON, C. .. 10.
SOLICIT the accounts of busincsi men ar.J
individuals of Jackson, Vinton, nnd inlj-.ii:-ing
coontlos deslera la exchnnze, ' nnenrrent
noney and coin make lk'ttloiH in all pln-ls
f th oountry, and rendt. prooocis promptly
on he day we get returns, (iovormncnt arcu
Titiessnd revenue stamps si wsyn cn hand v.id
for sale, ty interest paid uu tinio I'cpoHi'a.
8oocaoLosas': H LCh.itmun Trcfiduiit: il
I Bundy, Vice Preifldont: T WjJloiiuy C..Hl.'cr;
Win Kinney; B Ludwiclt; a a Au.-;ii.; J U
Clark; W IS Burke; P Lndwick . . iio3Ur..ii
rown, Mackey, ana ua,
- - - - '
if-' ir Wholesdle Grocers. ' . , '
Ko. 2 Paint street, ChilJicotho, O.
MERCIIANTS of McArhur and surround
ing country, aro Tes;cctfnlly invited to
call and axsmine our stock vonHiaiinp of every
thing in the grocery line, which we will sell ii
low as the lowest and sll goo,U warrsiitod to be
Jnst as represented. Before puchai.inp; eli c
wbere you will do well to call and ci'4 ui, ta wc
will offer you Induoomonts not to be beiuon.
No 82 Paint street, Chillloothe, 0.1 door Bt.uth
f MuKell's Queens wnre sjore. U C 1 r:i J
Railroads.
M. & C. R. R. TIME TABLE.
T?EOM December 3rd 1805,
Trains wiil
leave Station named as follows : '
GOING EAST.
Mlil. Xiylit Ex..
9 10 a m 13 3." a m
3 00 p m 3 05 a m
3 45 p m ' G 31 a m
4 18 p m 7 01 u in
8 20 pm 11 10 a iu
Statinnt.
Cincinnati,
Cliillleothe,
Hamden,' '
ZaleskU 1
MarrW. a,
r i'!
Station.
MaTTietta,"-'
Zaleski..
' orNO wi:st,
' , Mail.
6 45 a m
0 28 a m
,.' ':'.. )H 08 a m
Xight Ex.
7 05 p m
11 0(i p in
11 i2 pm
1 20 a m
6 00 a m
llamdny
ChUlicothe, 11 OS a m
Cincinnati,, 4 55 pin
Trains connect at Ham Jou
to and from Portsmouth p.. .
with Mail train,
ilceT-US
M. & C. R. R. TIME TABLE. Hotels
- CLIFTON HOUSE),
Corner.Sixtb;i and Elm Streets,
Cincinnati Ohio.
THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY
'' ; Terms $2,00 per Day.
QMNIBU88E8 carry al. pa8engors to and
froia the cars.'r The now dopot of tho
Marrietta-and Cincinnati Euilroad, corner
Plum and Pearl streets,. Is only four squares
trom this house, rhakino' it convenient for pns
aangeratostopU the Olifton. dc2-6ra
M. & C. R. R. TIME TABLE. Hotels Special Notices.
:.-.-JD$. STRICKLAND'S
! Cough
MORE.
MELLIFLUOUS
-T B-warraatad -to -ba the onlv
propurulioi.
jl anoarnau car .vonghH, Uokts, Uouroue?s,
.Asthma,. Whooping. Cough, Chronio Coughs,
CopsamBtlon, Bronchitis and Cronp. Being
preparvl rom Honey and Herbs it is healiug,
aoftening, and expeetoratisg, an i particularly
suitable or all affectlons-of the Threat and
J.Mga,.JF'o sale by all Druggists everywhere.
I ""wry sf,ifo,iy,
DYSPEPSIA.
I "TV. StBIOKtAKn'S
' JL Tonto is a con
Strickland's.
(, ..,JQNI0.v;,.
r
centrated preparation o
amju(i sua nerua, wiuu
anuacids and car mini-
uvea to strongmen me stomacn and nervens sys
TS-
tem
, Itisaoertain remedy for Dyspepsia or In-
.digestion.. Nervousness, Loss or . Appetite
Acidity "of the Stomach, Flatnlency ' an
Debility,' 1 if not alcoholic, tboreford particn
1arly infted fo Weak.Kcrvons snd Dyspiptio
"parsone, , For Salt br all Druggists evorywher
one dollar. Urbottlo.
January 18, 1866; ly.
VOLr.l.
M'AETHUE, VINTONICOUNTYOHIO. MAY 24,
NO. 22.
1866.
M. & C. R. R. TIME TABLE. Hotels Special Notices. Poetical.
EARTH IS BEAUTIFUL.
i , . .
When tlio morning star la setting, ,
And the East la fluV.ied with litfht,
When the rising sun announces
Tho departure of the night, ' , ,
.Earth is fcer.uluul!
1 frlom
O'ct ha tops of Sl'tant hills, 1
' And the yoilo.v rays are .it reaming
.' On the merry inc.uutaiu rills. ,.
. EaithlsWitMiU
' ' Wl.an the dui':y twilight deepens,
Ati the fhr.iows longer prow, ;
Or moonlight, pah and flitting, i ,
. I5:it!io3 in j silver nil below,' ' " "
'. Earth la bc.dt'.full ' : '.-i-l!
. :. ' i ' t . . i i
- , Iu tlio windy, wi'd 3nrch wenther,
: V.'licn the smov.-s njv oil (loparti;),
' Whon the l'rl l'orin to twlttf r
Aiid this cMj'ur.-: -a f ;-e starting,
,j lOarth U bbwututU ! ; , , . .,
In tlio trend hud sunny meadow,' " '
When the fumr.cr sun' l htjh,
When tho tret-toys all nre qiiLVcrintf,
Aud beneath tin eattlo lio, : . .
Earth is beautiful! ' ' " ' , .
Tn th' mbty Ind'ati Summer, '
lien the 'liarvosfc days are o'er,
' WIkh the leaves aro red and yellow,-.
." And the llowrst3 pre no more,
" Earth is betutirull
-, . V.'hcn the cold r.nd frotty veutUer ,
Of tho winter t':: :e is here, .
And the pure a'M drifting bhowwrcatha
Are deekinq; ftutit'Mus bier,
Earth is bountiful !
' .
Iu the spriii-'.imo or tho i) inter, -
In the siiiniHer cr the fall,
; !'' t!io f-ou-Kide, tite meudow,.'
' Oi- wlthiii the furct tall,
, ' PiArtli is beauUfuli .' , . ..
A MATIONAL DEBT.
"A National Debt is a National Blessing."
Republican papers.
As tho tar-gatherer rusLed through' the
town ou a raid, ; '
With a ehcrry-rlno cheek ; and a mug fre
rossesiiir.g, ,.r
lie bore. on hi blioulders a placard whtob
. snid : " '
"A ??atSor.at Debt is a Xatiouui rk-srtiig I"
lio stopped nt the di.or of ono Paddy
: OTrijr . ..
With 6s:i& bu?inejg with l'at which ftp?
powed to be pressing : , . ;, ,.
Pat kne w that the sucker hud come, for hi
i , .' A '1
For "a Nuliontl Dubt is a NiUioiwd Dless-
H'Wi.t'YcSi'led-tfiO
cot c'pior'WidoW
.liowej . . ..'.:.!. n : .
Vr'ho pcnslrely sat wltli a .look qnite (lis-
itrctfinp. . . ... :
'Tvc, come,'' said thecliHp, "for tho old
. fbrbidlecow,'', , . , i.
I'or "a National Debt is a Xatloiuil Bless
.. l''g-' - .....
lie then'sotiglit the niancioii of old Parson
Pil.'S, . . ':. -''
Who had rayed Jill his life without over
: ' COnf03-illj; : . ' .
'If you mentloii the. titLe,"' said the'Qod
fcarint" cuss, .
I'll send yen to h 1 wjlh yoiir ''National
Ulossiiigr' ,.
Kctrcatlng:, he rushed' lor a '-National
P,ank," ' ' " . ' ' '. ' '
Where they showed him their ''bonds,''
which looked yery refresiiing . .
'How sweet is tho thought," cried the na
. bob of rank,' ., ; , j , , ,; . '.
" 'That a. National I!ank' id a personal
Messina i" .... . : ' . ; .
Republican papers. Miscellaneous.
A Family Reminiscence.
That little old' brown house!
How well I remember it, with its
pretty garden fronting the street,
its windows thrown open, and the
wealth of apple blossoms shower
ing its roofi How well I remember
the brook that ran past it; the lit
tle flower plot which my young sis
ters cultivated; tho emooth, shin
ing flo6rs of the house, the long
shelves laden with bright pewter
vessels, ana tne cool dairy where
my mother churned the rich cream
into golden balls. 1
The whole scene rises to mv,view,
clear and distinct as that 'which
greets my sight this moment. Then
my father's step was ; strong and
firm as a youth's, and my mother's
hair had the golden-brown lustr
of her former days. -We were not
rich, but we were happy. : I believe
that, in those days, no cloud caine
over our family, excepting my own
ungovernable temper. . 1 .was call
ed a-brave, courageous boy, by the
neighboring farmers, who appreci
ated those qualities in me, far more
than. they did' the gentleness and
tenderness of my brother Willie
who was two years, older than myself.-
r was 'his' superior in size
and 6trengthr and liked to dare him
to the performance - of deeds : of
Courage which were too mighty for
his slight frames It, wasT my .de
light to-see Mm fail, -while I: con
qneredjryetl'felfr jealous of.him,
a
of
I
when, after repeated and ineffecta
al trials, ho would lay his head . Ml
mother's shoulder, and: she woujd
comfort and console. him for his dp-
feat.;; . . ... ; ,:. ,
Jly sisters, too, loved the gentle
boy more than they did. .me:;
but. Fanny, who waa nearest mo i
age, being fifteen tnonths youri
man x. vnen tne otners. praise
Willie, she always had a ', word A
say m lavor o. brotner , lom : ant
indeed, she was. the. only one in tb
house who did not, at some time
other, feel the effects of my ill te
per. i, r .. ;;);. ,.f, ;,: .
r a i t
..my pureaia were pious peopi
ana my lainer, in . family . worsm
pfton alluded to ray wayward dii
position, and made it the subject it
earnest' and heartfelt prayer.
will not say that it was injudicious
yet I always felt it unkind,- nnl
thought it would have been betleJ
had ho reserved it for his private
devotion. It irritated and rankled
this exposure of my fault befor
others; and I grew harder and Cere
er under each, prayer. .
I was fifteen, and i Willie seven
teen, when, one day, my father se
us to mowing iu a small field be
hind the house. Ue wai ' going t
the market-town on business. W i
went off to work quito cheerfully
It was a lovely July day, with th
sky bluo and clear, and the bird
singing in the deep woods , whig!
lay just beyond us. It seemed-:
day . made for heavenly calm . ani
peace, and but for the swift stroke
of our busy scythes, all natur
would seem to . have subsidot
around us into a. Sabbath stillness
Although as I have said, I wa:
far stronger than Willie, yet he hac
the advantage of me in judgemen
end skill It vexed me now, eveii
in that peaceful atmosphere, where
no wicked or passionate thoughts
should have arisen, to. see, the"
smooth, even swath that followed
the steady and patient labor .of his
arm.- My strokes were quick, has
ty and uneven ; aftd Jpoking back
oyer our progress, the difference.
was very perceptible in the appear;'
ance of our work. , At noon, J Was
not, uusnea ana cross ; ana, my
rough half of tlio field compared
poqrly with .Willi..'pft3ca!i.ftd;
ana.composea, ana jooKea, bacfe
over his work .with , evident satis
faction.
v e sat down to' the meal .which
Fanny brought us. Willie ate and
drank heartily, but my demon was
with mo, and all Fanny's playfu
wiles were ineffectual.
"You will get through soon,Tom,
won't you?" she asked, as she took
up the tin pail in which she had
brought our dinner.
I answered her moro harshly
than I had ever done before, and
the- blue eyes filled with tears. It
would have been well if .Willie had
not tried to 600the her grief; but
lelt that Fanny belonged to me
and I could not bear any" interfe
rence with her.. , : . ;,
She sat down beside him, and
drying her tears, she spoke , again
of our work. "Which is your half,
winier she said at length. "U-uess,
ianny. .
' She put on a pretty air of delib
eration, and finally, as I suppose,
relenting towards me, she said:
"The best is Tom's I know. That
is Ids," stretching her hand toward
the smooth, even surface where
Willie had been mowing.
I never saw Willie's face extiress
so much scorn betore as he answer
od. '. . ..
'I. 4 . .
"Then you think I left that mis
erable looking work for father to
find fault with, do you?"
he had no time to reply. Quick
er than thought I had seized a
stick that lay at my feet, and struck
blow upon his right arm, which
he had already raised to defend
himself, and another upon his head.
The hand dropped powerless by
his side, and Fanny's arms were
round his neck,' and she waa kiss
ing his cheek.' y ; 1
: "You have killed him F she
shrieked; "You shall - not touch
him, wicked, "'horrible boy! O,
Willie. Willie t. speak to me 1"
In that moment, my father's an
ger, my mother's grief, the actual
fear that I had really murdered my
brother, and the terrible, nameless
dread of some cruel punishment,
came over my mind,' and I felt like
one outracted. ' v ;
I fled from the scene as Cain
might have fled, when the first stain
blood watered ; the green earth.
How I got over the first five miles,
.know not, , To. this day; I cannot
remember.whatroadl.took, but J
suddenly awakened to the fact that
I;.waa. approaching tie v jnark.Gt
1
town to which my father had cone.
kind that there was a chance of my
'meeting mm. ,.
I saw wagons approaching, and
hid myself behind a fence until
they had pasted, My father was
among them.. 11, will soon know
all, 1 said to myself.
I sprang to my feet, and walked
on. .j lhat night a barn was my
lodging, ... and jiece of . bread,
which 1 begged from a child at the
aoor oi a iam house, was my
breakfast' the next Hiorninc.
knew that there wai a seaport not
far ou, and A exeftedVmyself to
reach it. ' ..
Before night, my strong; sturdy
frame had templed the master of a
brig to take me oa board, and a
month's wages had bought., my
clothes, for the voyage. '
I wilLot tell the varied Wfici
dent3 tnat befel me in rfy sea-lifn,
I Was stronar; active, astlquick at
learning, and I rose ramdly. At
twenty-one, I stood on Ifiideck of
a fine brig, as its commanded, i
Meantime, conscience had never
slept., Nightly, I saw Willie's pale
face close to my pillow, and heard
Fanny's shriek. "You have killed
him ". and daylight brought anew
only the gnawing worm that had
fed upon my. heart, from boyhood.
, , 1 had just arrived from my first
cruise as master, AH the voyage
I had been planning to visit once
more the little old brown house
which I had fled from six years be
fore. It wag just such a July day
when I entered the neighborhood.
The birds sang as merrily, the song
ot the haymakers was as blithe
and cheerful. : I alone was sad. I
had determined to yield myself up
to punishment, if Willie had in
deed died by my hand. Nothing
less would. satisfy tlie- unsleeping
conscience. True, 1 had curbed
my temper ever since, and no sail
ors ever had a kinder master than
myself but memory still bore wit
ness to my teirible act..
.; I knew that I could not be rec
ognized.' The stout, Btrong man,
with long beard aud whiskers,
could not be remembered as the
boy of, fifteen ; yet 1 shrank from
and lingered.; in the
evening. ; Then I came
sought my home once
more.
-; It lay quiet and serene in the
moonlight, unaltered, and, appa
rently, undecayed, as when I saw it.
I shunned one field as I went for
ward. I approached a .Window
where a curtain was drawn to shel
ter a lamp from being extinguished
by the evening air. My father's
voice, with no perceptible want of
its lormer strength, was reading,
and, strangely enough, the Trodi
gal Son. formed the subject for that
evening. Ihen rose the entreating,
earnest, prayer, in which his soul
seemed wrestling with the Almigh'
ty, and in .which the absent, erring
son was not forgotten. 0, what an
appeal was there! d sank on my
knees and wept like a child.
The curtain flapped wildly in the
evening air, and in one of its va
garies, I stole a glance inward
There wa9 my mother untouched
by time, but with a shade of ten
der sorrow on her face. There were
Susan, Mary and Fanny, . and by
the table sat a young man, with a
deep, heavy scar above his right
temple, on which the hair had new
er grown, as it would seem, as on
the other side.
Sorrow, fehanie, perhaps a terri
ble punishment, I had expected;
but not joy like this, I staggered
from the window, caUine aloud.
"Willie! Willlie!" and' I knew no
more until I found myself on my
own little bed, and the whole fami
ly gazingin my face, with tears in
every eye.
My own, dear, brother! Long
years have passed since that trying
night; but our hearts are still firm
ly knit together, in bonds which
are cemented by repentance nd
forgiveness; and by still more holy
vows of united .consecration '. to
"Him, who hath' loved ,us, , and
washed from his
L&bfiervation,
forth, and
Watchman and Reflector.
' "Isaac canyou describe a bat?"
"Yes sirj he's a-ffying insect, about
the size of , a stopple, has India
rubber , wings, and a shoe string
tail, he sees with his eyes shut,' and
bites like the devil." ."(Jo to your
seat; I will give you the devil after
school?" ..... . . ....
Woodsawter'8 Soliloquy. "Of
all the saws I ever, saw saw, I-nev-er
saw a saw. to.; 6aw . as' this saw
If
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VETO NO. 3.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE VETOING
THE COLORADO BILL.
- Washington, May 16. The fol
lowing is the .President s message
vetoing the Colorado admission
bill:
To the Senate of the United States :
I return to the Senate, in which
House it originated, the bill which
has passed both Houses of Con
gress, entitled "An act for the ad
mission of the State of Colarado
into the Union," with my objections
to its becoming a law at this time.
, First From the best information
which I have been able to obtain,
I do not consider the establishment
of a State Government at present
necessary for the welfare of the
people in Colorado. Under the
existing Territorial Government all
the rights, privileges and interests
of the citizens are protected and
secured. The qualified voters
choose their own Legislatures and
their own local officers, and are
represented in Congress by a dele
gate of their own selection. They
make and execute their own mu
nicipal laws, subject only to revis
ion by Congress, aa authority not
useiy to oe exercised unless in ex
treme or extraordinary cases. The
population is small, somo estimat
ing it so low as 25,000, while the
advocates of the bill reckon the
number at from 35,000 to 40,000r
The people are principally recent
settlers, many of whom are under
stood to be ready for removal to
other mining districts beyend the
limits of the Territory, if circum
stances shall render them more in
viting. Such a population cannot
but find relief from excessive "tax
ation if the Territorial 'Sj-s'teni,
which devolves the expenses of the
Executive, Legislative and Judicial
Departments upon the United
States, is for the present continued.
They cannot but find the security
of person and property increased
by their reliance upon the Nation
al Executive power for the main
tenance of law and order against
the disturbances necessarily inci
dent to all newly organized com
munities, :. ,
Second. It is not satisfactorily
established that a majority of the
citizens oi Colorado desire or are
prepared for an exchange of a Ter
ritorial for a State Government.
In Sept., 1864, under the authority
of Congress, an election was law
fully appointed and held for the-
purpose of ascertaining tho views
of the people upon this particular
l ' f -a -v - -v
question. o,iya votes were cast,
and of this number a majority of
a,io.i was given against the pro
posed change. In Sept., 1865,
without any legal authority, the
question was again presented to
the people of the Territory, with
the view of obtaining a reconsid
eration of tho result of the election
held in compliance with the act of
Congress approved March 21st,
1864. At this second election 5,
905 votes were polled, and a small
majority of 155 was given in favor
of a State organization. It does
not seem to me entirely safe to
permit this last mentioned result,
so irregularly obtained,to outweigh
the one which had been legally ob
tained in the first election. Regu
larity and couformity to law are
essential to the preservation of or
der and stable government, and
should, as far as practicable, al
ways, be observed in the formation
of new States.
Third. The admission of Colora
do at this time as a State into the
Union, appears to me to be incom
patible with the public interests of
the country. While it is desirable
that Territories, when sufficiently
matured, should be organized as
States, yet the spirit of the Con
stitution seems t3 require that there
should be an approximation to
wards equality among the several
States comprising the Union. No
State can have less or more than
;
I
Senators in Congress. The
largest State has a population of
four millions. - Several other States
have a population exceeding two
millions, and many others have a
population exceeding one million.
this bill should become a - law
the people of Colorado, thirty thou
sand in number, would haVe, ia the
House of Representatives, one
member, while New York, with a
population of four millions, has but
thirty-one.. Colorado would have
the . Hiiectoral (Joilege- . three
votes, while New York, has only
thirty-three. , Colorado would have
the Senate two votes, whileNew
York has no more; Inequalities of
this character have already; occur- j
One square; teVlfncs, $1 CO
Each addltionKl inBertlcm.7. . 40
Cards, per rear, ten Ii rh1 ........ c $ DO
Notices of Exeeutoif.'AdmJiibjtra'- 'f , '
tors and Cnurdiana", . . 1 2 00
Attachment ridlcosbej oft XF 2 OO
Local oticpsyier Une.-.l, . ,f-7 10
Yearly aityrtisnwnbs will b -chaffed
$JO per colainn; and-!afc ponwtioiiate
rates for. lc JTihan a fcolbmo, l ovable in '
advance . V'O .
red, buj it is. 'be11Svd,'rione' hmrcj
happene4where the ine'ffaa'ty.was
so great. ,? When "t eucli- inerjiHty
has been allowed, Congress Sup
posed to have' permitted it on the
grounds of 'some high 'public ne
cessity, and under circumstances
which have promised th'atlt'wo'uTd
rapidly disappear - through the
growth ahd'devlJrJm4d dfaTiew
ly admitted Stater-Thus in regard
to the several Stares A HWi was
formerly called thortn'wcsTeTu
Territory, lying easf'of tlifMisss-
ippi, their rapid advance ih' popu
lation rendered it - certain that
States admitted with. ; only bno-.jor
two Represeatatives in Congress
would in a very short period be .en
titled to a great increase of repre'
sentation. So when California was
admitted . on the ground of com.
mercial and political exigenciesj ifi
was well forseen: that ; that; State)
wa3 destined to become a .great,
prosperous and important mining
and commercial community, 'la
the case of Colorado I am not aware1
that any national exigency, either!
of a political or commercial nature;
requires a departure from the law
of equality, which has been so gen
erally adhered to in bur history
If information submitted in 'port-'
nection with this bill is ! reliable
Colorado, instead of increasing, has'
declined in population. . 'At: an;
election for members of a Torrito-,,
rial Legislature, held in 1861,. 10v-'
5S0 votes were cast. At the elec-"
tion before mentioned in 1864, the
number was 0,192, while at the reg
ular election-held in 1865, which is
assumed lor a basis of legislative
action at this time, the aggregate
number of the votes was 5,95., "
Sincerely anxious for, the welfaro,
and prosperity of every' Territory,
and State, as well as for the pros
perity ' and welfare . of the , whblo
Union, I regret this' apparent de-'
cline of population in Colorado,,
but it is manifest that it is due, to!
emigration which is going on from
that .Territory into .other , regions,
within the United ..States, -whicli
either are, in fact, ' or' are .believed
by the inhabitants1 of Colorado- to'
be, richer in . mineral '..weafflr and, '
agricultural resources.;;. If Colbra-'
do has not really declined in po'pu-'
lation, another cehsui .Vr "another,
election under the,. authority of
Congress, would place the question"
beyond doubt and. cause' but little,
delay in tho ultirnate reception of
tho Territory as a .State, if desired.'
by the people. . ' ',' '
The tenor, of these objections
furnishes the reply which may', be
expected to an argument in favor!
of the measure, derived from the'
enabling act which was passed by
Congress on the 21st day of MarchK
1864. Although. Congress, then'
supposed that the condition bf the
Territory was such ,'as to , warrant
its admission as a Statej the resuRV
of two years' experience" ' shows'
that every reason which existed for
the institution of a Terri tori aL in
stead of a State" Government' in,'
Colorado, at its first organization,
still continues in force.' The con
dition of the Union at the present
moment is calculated to .Inspire';
caution in regard to the admission
of new States. . Eleven of the ld
States have been for some time,
and still remain, unrepresented in
Congress.. It is a common interest
of all the States, as well those rep
resented as those unrepresented,
that the integrity and harmony of
the Union should, be restored as
completely as possible, so that all
those who are expected to bear
uio uumeus ui me reuerai uoy
ernment shall be consulted con-
cerning the ' admission ' of new
States, and that, in the meantimei
no new State shall be prematurely
ana unnecessarily admitted to-;
participation in the political power
which the Federal ; Government
wields, not for the benefit of an
individual State or.section, but for
the . common safety, welfare 1 and
happiness of the whole country.'
Signed ANDREW JOHNSON?
A Good Excuse. A juror's name'
was called by the clerk. t The man
advanced to the Judge's desk and;
said: ' : . . ; . ''V'.:';',.
"Judge, I should like to. be ex
cused." . ,jr
- "It is impossible," said the Judge'
decidedly. -' w.-iu.-..
.'"But, Judge, if-yon knew-my
reason.". :. , ' ; :'.
"Well sir," what are fbej.Vl-:-AZ.
Well sir, the fact is ?-.andt the
man hesitated. : .'Ui!;r a 'v
"Well sir, proceed "continued the, v.-
judge. "''
"well: Judce, ' if I . must sav

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