PUBLISHED EVEKY TUURSDATy BY?' '
"WALLACE K. HKATTOJi.
"V At Brutton'g Bulldlnir, East of the
S'" 1 "'" Court-Hougf. i ,
TERMS OF SUlJSt'KIPTIOX.'
One,ytsir,.,:j;;i..,.r..!..:.j.'..'!.... $1 m
Eight months, .... ....... ., 1 (M
1'our months, '...... ... ,50.
. pay nient lu advance In all cases. ...
. I. HAYO. ARCHIBALD MAT0.
H. B. & A. MAYO,
JRXEYS AT LAW,'.
JMtArthur, Vinton County, Ohio,
! M- i " . ' ' ' '
flT-7 ILL attend, promptly to all Isgal b iir-lnosa
.tlJ entrusted to hhn.'. Olllco in Ouflrt IIoiiM,
"a t tor x ey"" at l a v; i
Arthur, Vinton County, , Qh,ip,
.. v, ' '' I .. .' ' )' H !
j.TXTIIL attend to all logal business Intrusted
., T I to bis cui in Vinton, Athers, Jeoka'li,
, Boss, looking , and adjoining oounlios, Jt'artjo
.nlar attention givou to th collection of soldiers
elaima for pensions bounties, arraara of pay,
p eto.., against i beU.S or Uhio, iutludi, g Mor
gan raid olulms. .. juce s8-tf. I
HOMER 0. JO;NB S,
; ; attokney at law, 4
t&tclrthur. Vinton, County. Ohio.
ILL attend prcct.fU lainee itiust
ei ta lusters. . eUruu
It. A. CONBTBI.r.
Cq stable and Constable,
vri'OiiNEYS AT, LAW,
"MfiAthur, . - - - OLIO,
Wr L attend promptly to all business in
' t anted to thoir euro, iu Vinton and Ath
ens oonf tlos, oY any of the courts of the 7th
Judicial lint., and in Uio Circuit courts of the
B.B.fot the Southern district 6f Oiiio. Claims
agWflftl -la Uoveiniuou't, pensions, bounty and
aok'pay lolleetod. .'" jiiu'lu'
Joseph J, Mcdowell
iiATTOUNEY AT LAW,
V ''-""'V'-'r- J t
5 - -
otrf P ulilic ,
pvlPTJ'PTf Hector of Internal Kevcnue.
XJ olflce OTefThos. fr. Duvla A Son'a score.
.Mi street MeArthur, Okio. ' aug)Sm3
joCara brabi vinT. 1, ' wiLliau habk.
BHADPrjRY & MARK,
" ' !' t
CATT(BNEYS AT LAW
' . v. ..: . it1-'
MArthurt -Vinton Coukty,. Ohio.
- i ; a'I
fLlY.tt lipromp'lj to all bjiphicas en
Hr'OaUtl ltuorFeare, Iu Tipton anil A'h
aH eo6ntlea. " . - aplJ5tf
'Will be collected promptly by '
. Edward A. Brattoiv r
;',:,, , u'lKTiiuR, owo.
1 4 Lt ioldierB, wh ar by law, eaiQUed' to
'J., Back Fay, Bounty and I'uubicDHi aud will.
nWB, fathors, mothers, blolliera. and tUlers of
ildceaecd, eoldiqra claims will bo promptly at;
tended' to. jy2fltr' ,,(
C9LDlLl:v ATTEiVriOiV I
IWILL u11cct the 1 100 additional Jlounr
.granted by Congress to cquuliza bounty;
also,,lacre ' a peni-iona to widows and children
Of xfeooasei : oldiors, and all elher " .
Call on m . at my office over Tbos. B. Davis
Bon's at6 J, Main strcot, McArtlinr. Ohio.
ouglBraS JOSEPH J. McDOWliLU
jlackPi ifj Bounty & Pensions.
" ": H. CVJ O N E S .
' . If cCaptain 18thO. V. 11 ''.
ii.ttendi pi oniptly to the collection
9&'CK:PAY, BOUNTY and PENSIONS.
IRMfl iRS. iSONAnr.Tt.-OFIfirKT.nirn
street, Nolh of J, K. Will'a residence
Arthir. v i (July 12,6 rao.
JACKSOX", C. II. OHIO.
t '.! tTTeotH extrarted by the use of LXriaH-
iko (AS..r ' - ' '! jyoy
o f! n.
;;g: v. j, woltz,
' DEALEll Il AND BEPAIBIB 0 ' ;
1J W EL RY,
9i.r-.-r !: .......
' -.A N D. :
M isial .Iristraments, .
UeAUTHVlU z i . - Ohio
SALISBURY, "BKOTflER & CO.
, Extonjjve Uankfaciurcrs & Importers 0f
' Solid ' asd 'jtickel r
, S I LIT BR' WARE! I.
Amerlcan-Enllsh '& Biss WatcneS,
CAB KD IB Yl CCHllLTi B .'",'7
V. Asd Evwy.Heboription of v . ro'l
lars (ih full descriptive I'rioo Lists sent free." : :
Aiunti vantml asarwhsre; Aililri
$ .'. 'J : SALISBURY, BRO. & CO.,
If ifl'ifiif '
, t iHTJ I il Mil in I I M t H r I Kl I El
I Bar fiAf VJ A h. tv i fa7 IB1 IU
i k iev i R I m. r rm ar
rvr' rW''AV Aoe rw
j - ltw;f:'lllll!ii ,'.' IK "I 1 ' Hl.i '1 '.OH !.;! i
83, aid 85, Pcntl StfeetiUp Stairs,
0.:i'if c i' x x a t; i'Q h i 9 ,,j
"FfEli JO MILLINEKS iyid MkKCUANTS
VJ 'an unnsnally rich a"oruuent of , , '
MlLt IJNERY GOODS
At Lowest Niw York I'bicm. )Vo alsi man
factnre' ' 1 ''
In .1! the Kiw Tattkrns. Special attonlion
will be givn to FI ORUEU6 for perdus;
whounnot tMt the cily. I
' tAny goods wnt on order may bo rotnrned
if iiul satisfactory to tbo boyM- i .:
. -r.'J n IJKVOU 4 CO.
agUta t S3 55 Fbarl at,, up atairA.
l: e n g e l b r e c h t,
i . ;l : .ii; AND
.Corir,qfs.,'ftoM and Miitison -Strfttt,
i i J.-..-! Portsmouth, Obiob 'i !
TVY all kinds of tfouufry l'roddca,
. (jiovlflmB I
GROCERIES and LIQUORS
cor!' ,of ins locubV sji, , '
; u':. kcARTiiijii, bi,
. i i : ;i ;. 1 1 . .,-'..
His now on hand a voiy large and well se
lected stook of. all kiniauf Urwriaus
Liquor, eonlstipgia part f to, ovrfoa, a
par.Tobsco, eigafa,' white lixli, jiaekeral, boi
Irish, rickles. canned reaches, oovo oysters, pep
per suuee, catsup; u. o. IioIUmos, dokr' vinegar,
. : i.!: , i r-i i-' .i' i ' . '
y-Ml Kinds of: ;ljye Stuff
:)' x .' : ;
A general ansorV jont of perfumeries, crutode
ro sHstrdye t .rrsntei .to coler the Imir, a jot
blaok withor injury to tho' hair or scalp ,aos
tettor'a and oba;k stomach : sitters, oocoti
(rated i-ye, soap, general 'assortment of gan
tlemQn'a winter floyns from tbo toest Iniol :tft
the commoa woJlta, ail kinds of, liquors fmra
tho finest' French Brandy snd old aonrbnn whis
ky to common corn w lucky lobe sold from one
pint to one hundred giilione, or any other flian
lity tlosired, all of which he proposes is sell as
luw, if not lower hn ether how in the oeun
tr. in kinds of country produce taken, in e
change Tcr 'GT'ceorlefc. '.
1 Children can gel goods ae cheap' s thtir re
rentali' ,:(.;.'. , t .. i.-,.
COME OIVE ! COltlE ALL !
Sept. 8Mm. J. . SWETLAND.' '.
!:.. t'. I ; . i .... . J'..- '
(JO TO THE
mi HASQVAHE . STCRS.
Mc ARTnup,, OHIO,
il to , i
"'1 'Jnst'opcee by
1 . r i " j
STRONG & GIBBONS
ftJilEiEwill be' constantly, kept, etafton
V. Islijngly low piioesa complete assort
ment of ' ' ;
. 8DCH A8
Nails, Flics, Easps, Locks, Hatchets, Ilam
mars,Axcs, Hand, saws, "Wood saws, Augers,
lliisehi,; tSraw-knives, Butts, Screws,
Wrenches,' Bolts,. Curry' combe. Paint and
Wall brushes,. Butcher s knives; Table aud
Pocket cutlery, Gun locks, Tubes, Powdeii
Lead, Gun;eaps, Shot, etc;' etc. 1 ;" , f
' Alio, -Coal and Wood Cooking Stdvss, Heating
Stoves and Grafts, Together wtth a fall as
eertinentof , , ' . , .,
i ii'.:, ; -'. ... . ', :
.'. i. ..i ( Yi.-: fi .1' v.t i,i .1 i
ll of- Whteh"wiU be'sold Very low for cash.r!-:
-Ta convince the people' 'lhat we sell che trier
han.any other eEuhlishmont in: town, we, ask
them to give us a call, r
' Room one do or east of E,J ..Dodges store' and
opposite Brattoris block. ' -' .. 1
. novltm . I ' STRONfi A GfBRONS. 1
- To Owners of Horses ! '
11. 1?. I lu.'
rnR nndorB!gned.ould ake his'methoc1 of
informii owners, of horBOand the public
genatalty that he is prepared to Vemeve' "i '
Apy. .iJnrargenient, on A Horse,
i;., i iiai ; - u:iln from i .!' i'.j
. Be can be consulted at all timef In i(c,ir,tbur,
Whei;e ho will be phSased toTiave hose wishing
his sortitesj'to call upon him. " 1 ' ;
'&$6sttive pare 'or. no -Charge
-'iov'Wni. ''j.'d: STRINGU"1
f.nT ii I . . ..Vi
JiA'rA MONTHI-iAgente wanted Tor sixreni
dpiU. tkely .Dfiw ertieiea, juit, cut. Address
ftv'ff )lWr.7.ifrMfir,It idifdid...Mn.,B
,,'juneWlT til.. ;.. ,. ;
- Wb are how prepared- to do Job
work;ith leatnefemd diepettljv '; fire 'us
TO AN UNMARRIED LADY.
Moutri i..ot,"liiTy, tofth? cha'rriiii; '"
'CirVIfJ by -no lover's arms, , ' . : ' ,:
' 'While. Inferior' htllcs you see. ; '' '
' Pick ii n husbands reailily ! " ' ' ''
' Bparrows,'wheh they choose to'rmlr,1
Meet their matches anywhere; "
f Buftho Ilid'hix, ;illy Kfcat, h '"J
. Cannot Had an equal unit?! 4 ;. ;
L 'Earth, though dark, enoyg the hQiior
' fM'a'moorf to-waRnpoii her; -
Venus, though divinely blight,
Cannot boast n sntolllte.
TO AN UNMARRIED LADY. Miscellany.
THE INVESTMENT; —OR,—
THE TWO MERCHANTS.
Can you loan me two thousand
dollars to establish myself in a;
sinall retail business F infjuired a
yojjfig fr'tiri pot yet out of Ins teeris,
of a middle-aged gentleman, who
was poring over a pile of ledgers
in tho counting-room of one of the
largest .esblishmquts in Boston.
The 'person addressed turned to
ward tho speaker, and, regarding
him for a moment with a look of
surprise, jnqujrejl :
' What securlty'fcan you give me,
'Nothing but my note,' replied
the young man promptly.
Which, I fear, would be below
par iu the market,' replied the
r -'.Perhaps soisajd-the -voung
man, 'but Mr.iBartonj 'rerneniber
tho boy is not the man ; tho time
may come when Hiram Strosser's
note will be as readily accepted as1
that rof any tothej.iDan,,: 'A'. V V
'True, very true,' replied Mr.
Barton mildly, 'but you know bus
iness men seldom loan money!
without adequato security other-;
wise-they might soon be reduced
to penury.' '
At this remark the young man's1
countenance became deathly pale,
and, having observed a silence of
several moments,, ho, inquired in a
voice ; whose 'tones indicatecb-his
deep disapp" ointmeh't": ' "
' Then you cannot accommodate
me, can you ?'
'Call upon me to-morrow, and
I will give you a reply,' said Mr.
Bartonjjmd the young man retir
Mr. Barton resumed his labors at
thexlesk,'but his mind was so Jiuich
upon tlie bey and' his'' singular er
rand that ho could not pursue his
task with any correctness ; and, af
ter having tija'de several1 Wad blun
der's,' he closed: his, ledger and took
his hat and went out upon the
street. Arriving opposite the store
pf a, wealthy rrforcliant aipon Milk
street, he entered the door.
'Good morning, Mr. Ilawley,'
said he, approaching the propriet
or of. the estabjlihjinentj who was
seated at Lis ,'dcBky .counting over
the profit's' of the week: "
' Good morning,' " replied - the
merchant blandly); happy .to see
ycrtj h'ave'a seat'; any news ? how's
trade?' '- " :
Without nblicuig any of these in
terrogation sMr; Barton said :' r' i
"' ' Y,bung Strbsser; js desirous of es
tablishing himself iiL, a small retail
business( qn Washingipn streej;, and
called this morning to secure of1 me
a loan of J.w6 thousand . dollars fcr
that purpose.' n ; v.' ;',. . j.
'Indeed!' eiclaimed Mr; Ilawley,
evidently ' su'rrjrisd'd ,; at , this an
nouncement,' but you do not think
ofloaning'that sum, do you!'
' . .' J do.not kn6'y-, replied Mr. Bar
ton, 'Mr. Strosor is a young man
of business, taleht, and .strict integ
jrlty,'ahd will be Jikqly': to succeed
in whatever he 'Undertakes.' "' '
' Perhaps soj' replied Mr.IIawley,
doubtfully, 'but Tami heartily tired
of helping, to .re-etabjish these
young " aspirantsf ibr'("icbmmercial
IIave ypu ever s'uifered any
from .such' ''a course ? inquired Mr.
Barton, at, Ijlie same time casting a
roguish glance at Mr. Llawley. f
! iN'o,'I:i'ellie,dv the latter, ! , for I
never felt inciined'to make, an in
vestment of that kind.'1"-' '1
Ten here is afine-. opportunity
to do, so,""' t ma'proye better than
the'-stock, i& the banki'If,'AVfor ,myr
self; I have concluded that if you
will , dyaa Se, (h4 '..'o!ne;; thb'iisand
are: I will contribute an equal
, i . i v .w- i-
'Not a iMritfleo farthing would" I
advan.ee for such a purpose j,' abd if
kind I shall consider y'dU e'ry fool-
uti if) '.: vii'i-i' ,1 :!': y ' .''
...iMjc.-jBartoa observed a ailence xa
se'vefal rjaihutes, 'and the' arose td
Ifyoudo not feel 'disposed to
share with me in ihis enterprise, I
shall advariae' the ivhole sum my-
feelf.'-., t:; ; ..', .'.-:
.i Ten years' have passed-away
since tjhe occurrence of tho conver
sation, Recorded in ..th preceding
dialogue, and Mr. Barton, pale and
agitated, is standing at the same
desk as when ' first introduced to
Uhe reader's' attention.' As page
alter page of his ponderous ledger
was examined, his despair became
deeper and deeper, till at last ho
exclaimed: ' " ; '
'l'el ani ruined-i-utterly ruined!'
. "' How so?' inquired lliram Stros
ser, who entered tho counting-room
in seasqn, to hear Mr. Barton's re
mark,' ,v, .
'"The last 'European steamer
bf6ligbt;news of 'the failure of the
house of Perleb, Jackson t Co.,
L'ondon, who are indebted to me in
the. sum, of nearly two hundred
thousand dollars.' News of the
failure has become general and my
creditors, panic-stricken, are press
ing in my papers to be 'cash. The
Jjanks refuse me credit, and I have
not the means to meet my liabili
ties. r,If I could pass this crisis,
perhaps I could rally again, but it
ia'impossible ; !rny creditors are im
portunate, 'and I cannot keep above
the tidje,' replied Mr. Barton. '
' What is he :exfent of your lia
mlitie,?'. inquired Strosser.
y'Serenty-fivo thousand ' dollars,'
j-eplied Mr. Barton. -'
4 Wonld that sum bo sufficient to
relievpyou ?'' , ' ' ; ." .
- 'Itwoul'd.' ' . ,:'
''Thbn,' 6ir, you shall have it,' ;
'said Strosser. as he stenned iio to
'the desk and drew' a 'check for sev
enty-five thousand dollars. '..
Hefe, take this, and when' you
lieed'more, .do not hesitate to' call
upon (me. ' lterccmber that it was
fr'omi'ou I received money1 to es
tablisii' myself .in business.' 1
i 'Bilt that " debt was ' cancelled
severjil years ago,' replied M. Bar
ton, as a iay of hope shot across his
troubled ipind. ''; , ' ' . I
'Trtie,' replied Strosser,' 'but the
"debt pf gratitude, that. I owe you
has never beeu cancelled, and, now
-tjh.at the scale is turned, I ',deem it
my duty, to conie up to the rescue.'
At this singular turn in the tide
of forfuhe, Mr. Barton ; fairly wept
for joy. t ': ' 1 ' ,t ,
llis! paper was taken up as fast
as it, was sent in, aud in less than
a mouth he had, passed the, crisis',
arid stood perfectly safe and secure;
his credit increasod and his busi
ness iriiproved, while several other
firms .sunk under tlie blow and
could not rally, among ' whom , was
Mr. Ilawley, alluded to at the com
mencement of this article. .7,' ,
, f llow.did you manage to keep
aboye the tide?' inquired Mr.' llaw,
ley of Mr. Barton, one morping,
several . months after the events
las recorded, as he met the latter
upon the street, on his way to his
place of business.' ';'.... .. ,
, 'Very easily, indeed, I can as
suro you,' replied Mr. Barton.
''Well, do tell 'me how;' contin
ued lr. Ilawley ; ' I lay claim to"a
good degree of shrewdness, but the
stropgest exercise of my. '.wits did
not save me ; and yet you, whoso
liabilities were twice as heavy as
my own, have stood the shock, and
come off. even bettered 'by the
storm.' ' ,''.
" .'.'The truth is,' replied Mr. Bar
ton, 'I cashed mv paper as ' soon as
it Was sent in.
; 'I 'suppose so,' said Mr. 'Ilawley,
regarding Mr. B. with a look of sur
piis'e,' 'but how did you obtain the
funds ? 1 'As, for my pirt, I ' 6ould
not obtain a dollar credit, the
banks refused to take my paper,and
my friends feveri deserted me.'
" A little investment that I made
some ten years ago,' replied . Mr.
Barton, 6milirtg,' 'has recently prov
ed exceedingly profitable.' '
' 'Investment!' echoed Mr. Ilaw
ley, 'what' investment?'
Why, do you remember how 1
established young Strosser in bus
iness some ten years ago?! . " '
Oh, yes, yes,' replied Mr. Ilaw
ley, as a ray of suspicion' lit upon
his cburitenanceu'but what of that?'
'He is now one of t the heaviest
dry goods dealers in the city,- and
when 'this calamity came on,' he
came forwardj and ,very generous
ly advanced me seventy -five 'thou
sand .dollars.. . -You know I told
youon tho morning I called to of
fer ypu'an equal Bhar6 Of the stock,
th'itinight prove better' than an
iflyestflient in the bank.' ',;'-,..".
v. -During this , announcement Mr.
HSwleys' eyes were, bent intently
upon (the ground,- and, drawing va
deep 6igh, he moved on, ' dejected
and sad, while Mr. Bartoni returned
to his place of business with !u3
mind cheered and animated ' by
thoughts of ' his singular invest
[Worth and Wealth.
[Worth and Wealth. "NO MORE PUNISHMENT OF
Gerrit Smith is out in 'a long let
ter to Professor Taylot Lewis, of
Union College, Schenectady, on
the situation of National affairs.
"I see that you continue. to write
for the salvation of that dear coun
try. Well y6u may! for she is,
this day, more fearfully imperilled
than she was at any; time during
'the clash of arms.' I have read
your pamphlet entitled: 'The Heroic
Period of a Nation's History .1
wish every one could read its wise
and high-soulod pages. There is,
however," one .blot ;upon them.
They favor, the shedding of more
blood. You would have the South
punished,' after she had laid down
her arms. Some of her most prom
inent' men you would: have had
punished with death.
,v "I wonder that you, who are so
familiar with the writings of the
most approved publicists, do not
fall in with the conclusion that a
strife, which has reached the di
mensions and dignity of a civil war,
and especially a civil - war, which,
like our own, divides a people into
distinct .and completed National
organizations," has' outgrown the
crimo of treason. Their arguments
for this conclusion, :togethefi .with
such as woujd suggest themselves
tO a mind as enlightened as your
own, must, it ' Would 6eem, lack
nothing to convince you of its en
tire soundness. I lieed hardly add
that I dissent from' your definition
of a civil war.
"Jt is mainly tho fault of the
Government, when one-halt of a
nation breaks away from- the other.
Had our Government . been ever
wise and. just,, the great secession,
which has soaked our soil, with
blood, would hot h'aVebeen. .When
one-half of England, or France, or
Spain shall break : away from the
other, the world's sympathies .will
pretty certainly bo with the insur
genljs Jbrjhq,, world ..will pretty
certainly infer that the' insurgents
were wronged. ' Moreover, if the
insurgents should fail to maintain
their cause , and to right thoir
wrongs,. the world will pretty cer
tainly feel that their failure is of
itself their quite sufficient punish
merit. Who is' so foolish as t,o be
lieve that, had the whole history
of bur Government1 been bright
with wisdom' and i, beautiful, with
justice, there would have been this
throwing off of its restraints aud
this defiance of its power?"
. Pity .foif the South, not -punish
ment, is then urged by Mr. Smith,
who then continues: ,'
! "Ever since the surrender of the
South,' Ihava felt that tho first du
ly of the North and tho South !wtis
a cpmrnbri. repentance for a coni
mori repentance for a common sin.
The dischaige of this duty, togeth
er with , the mutual forgiveness
which would have instantly follow
ed, would have instantly followed,
would have proved a, mighty up
ward educator of both North and
South ; arid it is for tho lack of this
very educator, that the .character
of both 'North and Jsouth has all
this time boon going downward.
From such repentance and forgive
ness,' peace' would have come long
ere this, and it would have been a
perriianent, because a pure peace.
Such a peace., can now hardly, be
looker.' for a peace, which can
come not until each section shall
co'ridemn itself and forgive ' :the
other." -,; '
' Next follows some good advice
to General Butler: . , , ;
;'Mr. Davis has, indeed, wronged
his country;, and, through his mis
apprehensions of him, has' particu
larly wronged General Butler. But
so, also, have the country and Gen.
Butler wronged Mr. ; Davis. The
country the .North, as wrell as the
South moulded his, ..pro-slavery
character, and is largely responsi
bje for what has come to him :and
his country from" that character.
Cur euiltv Nation: in looking unon
Mr. Davis, should rather pity - than
hate its, own legitimate onspring.
And General Butler, instead of in
voking puriish'ttient on the head' Of
Mr. Davis, had better fall ' on His
knees before1 him in- penitent re-
membrance of his wn ; prominent
connection . ;with, the ; exceedingly
wicked .pro-slavery- Democratic
Then as to Jell Davis himself-1
"Jefferson Davis is kept - in ; priscn
because the North still refuses
t repent of her pro-slavery wicked-
AUVlIKTlSiNO TliltMS. '
One square, ten lines, $1 OO
Each additional insertion, ,40
Cants, er year, tii lines, .',- OO
Notices gf Kxecutors. AdndnJitrav w
. tore and Guardians, ........... "2 OO
Attachment notices before J. P, . , , ii OO
Local notices, per Hue, ...... ..... 7 . 10
Yearly advcrtlsntentj will b charged
$00 per cohwnn, aud at porportloiiat
rates for less than a column. Payable, la
advance ..- .
ness. Upon that wickedness far
more than upou all other causes, ia
the rnin of Jefferson Davis and of
the South chargeable. Repentance
for it would quickly open his too
long closed doors. Surely, Burely,
if Ihe South will forgive the North
tho North can well afford to for
give the South. But I am asked
whether the North should forgive
the cruelties of Andersonville and
of the other terrible prisons ef the
South? Even those .unparalleled
cruelties she should 1 emember were
the crimes of slavery, and that sla
very was her own as 'well as tho
Soulh's crime ay, that even her
churches were blood-red with it.
The North, no less than the South,
had tho making of tho monsters
who ruled in those prisons.", . ,
Next, as to tho demand for tho
'(But who is there to impeach
him? With what decency ctuld
a Congress iriipeach ' him, both
Houses of which are guilty of the
same injustice and inhumanity ?p
Grant that the President's plan of
reconstruction, is one which,' if
adoptod, would throw tho black sa
viors of their stupendously-ungrate
ful and infernally-wicked country
back again under the feet of their
old oppressors. So, too, would th6
Congressional plan. Grant that
the President's plan would, by. re
fusing to tho white loyalists of the
South the shield of black votes,
leave these loyalists to be destroy-.
ed. bo, too, would the plarr of
Congress. lis plan is, indeed,' not
30; bad as his. But in respect to
their gross violations of the princi
ples of justice and humanity, there
ia1 certainly too little difference be
tween them to leave it at all de
cent for Congress to' impeach the
President.1 Those great principles
impeach and ' condemn both. Let
them not be so self-ignorant 'and
shameless as to condemn each oth
er. At any rate,' let not Congress
impeach the President until it has
first tried the power of its own re
pentance upon the heart of the
President.''' While for one of these
fellows in unrighteousness to cling
to the unrighteousness ' is to lead
the other to cling to ' it, the giving
it up by the one w6uld, ' more- thari.
anything else, promote the giving
of it up by the other. I 'greatly
wonder that the noble and clear
eyed Wendell Phillips, who is 'al
ways for working with clean tools;
should urge Congress to undertake
with its dirty hands the 'impeach
ment ot the President. ' The un
dertaking would carry with it no
moral power, and therefore do. no
good. There would be nothing, in
it to inspire and elevate the peo;
ple, but riiuch to disgust and de
grade them. It would riot pass for
a commanding duty, but for an un
principled party movement' . It
would not allay or prevent a lia'Z:
ardous' popular commotion, but
would excite it." ' ' :i
Then, as to the so-called f'Consti
tutional amendments:" '
"Now. of all political aboriiina
tions, I know of none more abomi-.
nable than this - amendment.- If
adopted there will be an implied
Constitutional permission for a
State to disfranchise any race, Af
rican, German, or other And then
comes what is worse, tho Constitu
tional obligation not permission
-to strike out the disfranchised
race from ail political count, and
reduce it to as complete a political
nonentity as if it were a race : of
brutes.- Surely, it ii better i to go
with the Democrats against all the
amendments to the Constitution
than to go with tho Republicans
for such a blot upon it as would be
this amendment. 1 .
V t :..,cj ' ...
. "I need say no mdre., . The North
and South must love , each other,
ere they can be at peace with each
other. Stfttesm en are slow to learn
that love is the cure of all. ills, as
well those which, . are National as
those whioh are individual.! Indeed,
they regard it as ' entirely Out of
place in the province of statesman
ship; and all pleading; for its pros
ence there as out silliness or .cantt
Nevertheless, it remains true that
loye and love only, ii, iruthe-Wg,-est
as wel as in the smallest spheres
in" the broadpst as well as in the
narrowest of human relationSj the
fulfilling of the law.', " . ....,,;-:
"A.darkiday is upon, pur , -guilty
country. It will grow; darker if
the .South -and Norh. continue , to
hate each other.:, Lt.. wil , become
all light when they shall love each
other.' With great regard, ,;
"Your ; .. .
"All is well that ends well."
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