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NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1871 VOLUME V—NO. 10. AMUSEMENTS. aal completeness and it* integrity, as performed to this company tor 189 eonsecutiye nights in New Task. Seats any be secured tor any of the above nnlngi In ill ii r i _ »P* L .Proprietor. The Original and World Renowned MUFF A GAYLORD'S NEW SENSATION ALBINO MINSTRELS. THE GREAT ANDY MeKBE . In bio Song* end Dances. FOUR CLOWN END MEN. Tbe first port will appear in white face, wigs, •drees, bands, rod neck tie*, etc., something never -lmSlin nrltnrooud by mortal even. Tbe wonderful DISSOLVING PANORAMA OP THE FBANCQ-PRC8 siib WAR to still with this mammoth organisation. LOW GAYLORD, Me Proprietor. - — - — —' * * »p 18 Jos Gayloso, w mEPsmt\ MXTH*MinklCT, AT A^^44W c 3 ? . I iffc L » .i» ia. .....................Yweuty-Rve Cent - cowers, April 38. TONTERTAINMENTS AT ODD FELLOWS' BALL, For the benefit of the CHILDRENS' HOME,, Of tbe Protestant Episcopal Church. GRAND CONCERT AND BALL, -On THURSDAY EVENING, April IS, at eight o'clock. Admission to both, one dollar. CHILDRENS' FANCY DRESS CALICO BALL, On FRIDAY, April >1, from 5 to 11 P. M. After childrens' ball. dancing for adults Admission to both, fifty cents. Refreshments in ■ B anner room. _ »pl« Mr. PEEBLES, returning from Asia through Wraocejast at the commencement of the Franco Frnaeiaa war, will, by request, deliver two lectures in LYCBUM liALL, on WEDNESDAY and THURS DAY EVENINGS, the nineteenth and,twentieth iMtftBts FIRST LECTURE.—Travel, Italian Scenery. Gre «iaa Brigands, The Turks. The Dogs and Dirt of -Constantinople, Turkish Religion, Dress, Customs, Harms, Schools, and Social Life. SECOND LECTURE.—Ancient Ruins. Bphesus, Tha Seven Aston Churches, Walks in Pompeii and Hecculabeam, Volcanoes, St. Peters, Beggars, Tbe loiM6M Wtf etc. Dooraopen nt half-past seven o'clock; Lecture to cmumwc ftt eight o'clock. _ During the evening tbe FULL TURKISH COS TUME will be exhibited ns worn In real Ufe. To defray the expeqses of these lectures, n small admission'fee of TWENTY-FIVE CENTS will be charged, tickets for which can he obtained of GEORGE ELLIS k BROTHER, No. 82 Camp street ■nd opposite the Po*toffloe._ api6 4t Under the auspices of the GRAND GROVE OF. LOUISIANA, PROGRAMME. L RASB BALL MATCH, between the well known clubs R. K. Lee and Pelicans. Prize: *50. 2. A two mule FLOAT RACK. Prize: Two hales hay. 3. A BUGGY RACK, for amateurs. Prize: *10. 4. A MULE RACE, the last in to win the prize, and each contestant to ride another's mule. Prize: *20. 5. A FOOT RACK, one-fourth of a mile, open to members of the Order only. Prize: A Gold Breastpin, representing the emblem of the Older. S. A SACK RACK at fifty yards. Prize: *5. 7 . a PIG RACR, and a number of other sports, the prises to be made public on the grounds by the committee. Gatee open at It M. Entries to be made at the Fair Grounds on tbe day of the festival before two O'clock P. M. Dancing ta Benia at 3 P. M. Admission fifty cents; children free. The com mittee reserve the right to admit whom they irlrra— by refunding the price of tbe ticket. JOHN M. WIRMANN, N. p. A., And Chairman of General Committee. apl< 21 22 23 QMAND MUSIC BY JABGRR'S BAND. FOUND. MISCELLANEOUS. WOHCJt IS HIUBT GIVEN TO ALL JJI persons that psrmeirt has been stopped by me at HiiTiue.urrr '1 once, of State Warrant No. 99, for *375, issued thirty-first December, ISTO. in Ibvor of M. J. Duncan, now dec ea sed, late District Attor ney for the Thirteenth Judicial District of Louis iana: the warrant haring been lost, or in some way withheld (Tom my rightful ownership. At the proper time I sliall apply for renewal uf warrant. MRS. M. M. DUNCAN, Tutrix. New Orleans, Louisiana, April 19,1971. JOHN M. O. PARSER. |CV YOUR FRENCH SHIRTS, ALL LINEN AND COTTON, LINEN BOeOMS, LION & PJNSARD'S, 131 mm d 133 Canal street, near HbOmi*. ap!8 lm IOW PEAS 2500 bushel* for sale low by TOULMIN It MARTIN. No. 41 Natchez street. JJARPER, GUTMAN A CO., Manufacturers of WAGONS, CARTS, DRAYS, TIMBER WHEELS, WHEELBARROWS, ETC.. Manufactory. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. WVreheaae, No. S3 Careadelet street, NEW ORLEANS. T O BUILDERS.—SEALED PROPOSALS WILL be received nt the office of La Variete Asso. ciatiou. No. 27 Carondelet street, uutil three o'clock P. M. FRIDAY, April 21. for the copper smith work, slating, flooring and stair building of a new theatre. Drawings and specifications can be seen at the office of tne architect. The committee reserve the right of rejecting any and all bids B. M. H iRROD, Architect, ap!3 8t fpiIE WIRE-CLOTH VENTILATOR.— B Windows and deers screened with this cloth will not only bar aU flies, mosquitos and other in sects, but will answer for blind from the outside, while it does not obstruct the air, light or view from the inside of a room. We are now prepared to fill all orders in this line. We have all patterns, both plain and landscape. All orders promptly at tended to. Please call and examine our goods, at No. ll| Carondelet street. J B. HCRLBCT. 8. M. TERRELL, Agent. aplteod lm Nsw Oulbass, Jacksob and Grbat Northern 1 Railroad Company, Freight Office, > New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23, 1871.1 T he following described unclaimed articles will he sold at public section to the highest bidder for cash, by D. E. Morphy, auc tioneer, No. 47 Magasiae street, to pay freight and charges, if not claimed within thirty days: 8. P. ARMSTRONG—50 BARRELS H. L. OIL. 8. P. ARMSTRONG—134 CASES H. L. OIL. A. BROWN—40 CASfcS GASOLINE. EDWARD A. BURK, Freight Agent. mh24 2taw4w ___ • The Arrow, also Open S ide Slot and Self-Fasten ing BUCKLE TIES, manufactured of the best quality of English iron by J. J. McComb, Liver pool, England. For sale at the lowest market rates by BARTLETT It RAYNE, General Agents, No. 48 Carondelet street. CHOICE CAROLINA CLAYED, For sale by TOULMIN k MARTIN, Ne. 41 Natchez street. ^PACIFIC WINE COMPANY, Organized tor the sale of PURE CALIFORNIA WINE AND BRANDY. VINEYARDS IN ELDORADO COUNTY, CALI . FORNIA. CHARLES B.' PETTIT, Treasurer and Business Agent—Office and Salesrooms, No. 98 Camp street, New Orleans. This company is composed of the owners of vine yards in the best grape district of California, who have formed an association for the purpose of sell ing their own Wines and Brandy. The following list comprises a part of their pro ducts now ready for tho market: WHITE WINE, ANGELICA, RED WINE, MUSCAT, CLARET, CATAWBA, HOCK, ISABELLA, * OLD MISSION, SPARKLING, SHERRY, WINE BITTERS, TOKAY, &RAPB BRANDY, PORT, BRANDY BITTERS. All their Wine and Braoay . Warranted Strictly Pare. Arrangement* are now perfected for weekly shipments, direct from tbe vineyards, thus insur ing s fall and constant supply of these PURE AND DELICIOUS WINES. Dealers, physicians and families are requested to call and examine in regard to quality and price. AU orders should be addressed, PACIFIC WINE COMPANY, mh!9 6mo Wo. 9t Camp street. New Orleans. NOTICE Tbe circumstances that for some time past have prevented -Messrs. Krug k Ho., of Rbeims, from putting up their champagne wine in a regu lar style having ceased to exist, we beg to inform the public that tbe goods now sold and an invoice of 1500 baskets expected are the last prepared with tin foil or wax, and that henceforth all bot tle* will have a cap bearing the usual trade mark. A.JtOCHERBAU k CO., ' 16 and 18 St. Louis street. Nav OrlaiM Anvil d 1IP71 * ISt JJAVANA CIGARS. Fresh Invoices of HAVANA CIGARff, choice brands, such a* Partagas, Corona, Figaro, Upman and Pomariega, just received per Lord Lovell, Gen eral Hancock and Liberty, from Havana, and for sale at a small commission. Also, on band, a good assortment of DOMESTIC CIGARS, Havana Cigarettes, the celebrated Pica dura "El OalUto," and freak Havana Tobacco Seed. M. PE8ANT falS 3mo_No. 5 Carondelet street. 8. 8ILVER8TBIN, 193.............Paydraa street.............193 (Comer of Carroll street), sum nr GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES, FINE JEWELRY, CLOCKS, HLFBRWABR, SPECTACLES, BYE GLASSES, BTC., Would respectfully inform his eld friend* and eus tomerethat ho has ree p taed at tty above named location. HU stock being entirely new, hU goods, consequently, am all of foe latest style#, and are warranted te be equal jo anything in the market. Having bought far eaah.be eon eeU lower than almoet any other house ia the city, and being ia flavor of qaiek returns and oaroU profits, horwIH guarantee bargains to all customers. Corns M i d sm hi| Jflhfibdim Watehooaad Jewelry repaired in tbe vmyboot T UB 1HEBICAN union club The rooms of the American Union Club were well filled last night, on the occasion outlie reception to General Sherman. The patriotic members of this club embraced the opportunity of the preeence among us of this distinguished hero of the war to tender him a formal reception, where he could meet with many of his old friends and companions in arms, as well as some who have only known him by his brilliant ser vices in the cause of his country. ■ The reception was in every sense a suc cess. At first a brief address ot welcome was made on behalf of the club, which was responded to by the General, .when the dis tinguished guest was introduced to mem bers and visitors, and healtbs drank in bumpers. The General was certainly in a happy mood, if, indeed, he is ever in any other, and engaged in the conversation with animation and zest. And well he might be, for he was surrounded by many personal friends and acquaintances and a large as sembly of sincere admirers, who ascribe to him a large share of the credit for the suc cess of our arms in the war of the re bellion. There were two distinguished gentlemen present, however, who trained on he other side, but have since become useful citizens and trusted public ^officers. We al lude to Generals Longstreet and Jeff Thomp son. The.meeting between these two gen tlemen and General Sherman was extremely cordial and pleasant. It was a rare sight indeed to see so many of the prominent men of New Orleans assembled in a small room. The military was represented by General Fred Myers, General A. Beckwith, Colonel E. rf. Strang; our judiciary *by Judges Pardee and Dibble; federal officers by Collector Casey, ' Mr. Herwig, Marshal Packard, Colonel Lowell, Colonel Stock dale, Lieutenant Burbank,-Captain Merritt, and others, while the list of citizens and members of the club would be too long to publish. Of the latter, Colonel Roy, Re corder Houghton, Captain Woodward, Ma jor Robinson, Captain Wright, Dr. White, Dr. Creamer, Captain McCormick, and in fact all who were present, were unremitting in their attentions to their visitors, and dis pensed their hospitality with lavish hands. The former well earned reputation of the American Union Club was fully sustained, with, if possible, the addition of new laurels. We understand that General Sherman will leave the city for Galveston on Sunday, en route for San Antonio. Internal Beveaae Collections. The advertiwment of Internal Revenue Collector Stockdale is published this morn ing, giving notice that tbe list of taxes assessed and now due upon incomes for tbe year ending December 31, 1870, and the list of special taxes for the year beginning May 1, 1871, and ending April 30, 1872, has been received by him'from the Internal Revenue Assessor, and that he will be ready to receive the taxes at room No. 5 Custom house building on the first of May. He designates where taxes may he paid in other parishes of his district. The act of July 14,1870, repeals all special taxes (commonly known as licenses) except upon the following occupations: Distillers, recqjiers, wholesale liquor dealers, retail liquor dealers, manufacturers of tobacco, manufacturers ot cigars, dealers in manu factured tobacco, dealers in leaf tobacco, and brewers Weather Predictions. * The singular accuracy of the predictions as to the weather from day to day was never more marked than yesterday and tbe day previous. The anticipated storm reached here Wednesday night about nine o'clock, in the character of a slight rain, which continued at intervals till about one o'clock Thursday morning, when there was a violent tempest and heavy rain. Yesterday the weather was clear and par tially cloudy, just as was announced to be probable. These reports are becoming more and more valuable, and will, after a while, be regularly consulted every day. Nf.w Orleans Scndat Schools.—A new movement has been inaugurated here re cently. Rev. J. 8. Ostrander, general agent of the Methodist Sunday School Union, from New York, has held teachers' in stitutes in New Orleans for four or five days past. These meetings have been ac companied with addresses to the children of great interest. No less than twelve churches participated iff these exercises. The aim of the agent was to drill teachers, and advise how to promote the interest of the schools, according to the most ap proved and modern style of books add help auxiliary to teaching religious truth. We learn, moreover, that a large amount of Sunday school material will be placed in the hands of Rev. Mr. Matlack. of this city, for gratuitous distribution within the three States of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. This will be done by the generosity of the Methodist Union. Valuable Lot of Ground in the Third District at Auction by the Sheriff, at Twelve Months Credit.— Partic ular attention is called to the sale, at auction, to be made this day, at noon, at tbe Merchants and Auctioneers' Ex change, Royal street, by the Sheriff of the parish ef Orleans, of four lots of ground, situate in the Third District of this city, on Clouet street, between Craps, or Burgundy, and Love, or Rampart, streets. F<y full particulars and terms, see advertisement. Strawberry. Festival To-Night.— The ladies of the Coliseum place church, corner ot Camp and Terpsichore streets, for the last week, have been engaged in prepara tions for a strawberry festival, for the im provement, and particularly the enlarge ment of the 8unday school rooms of the church. So great has. been the accession of scholars nndertbe pastorate of the-Rev. Dr. Edward G. Taylor, who gratuitously acts as superintendent, that enlarging the school rooms is a matter of necessity. One of the features of the festival is that there is no ohargs for admission, and from what we. have learned, it will be a most entertaining and ngraenMa oirssisa Our friends sbenld remember that it takfes plaee to-night at tha A special meeting of the City School Board took place last evening, at the Coun cil chamber, in the City Hall The president of the board, Judge Dib ble, called the meeting to order, and the following members were present: Messrs. Booth by, Clay, Cooper, Joubert, Jackson, Longstreet Lynn, Matlack, Pierce, Pinch back and Toy. The president explained that he had been requested to call the meeting at the in stance of several members, for the purpose of taking action upon'the adoption of rules for the government of the schools, and the adoption of text books. The minutes were read, and, after some discussion and explanation respecting the portion which required the printing of the report and recomfiiendations made by the committee op the text books, were adopted. The reports of committees were called for, when Mr. Toy remarked that the present, meeting was without an object, or if it had an object, he would beg leave to inquire what the object was. In all delibertyive bodies, town counoils, police juries, or school boards, exigencies might arise *in the giter val between two regular meetings which would call for prompt action; and hence, require a special meeting tiPmeet a special case. The chair had stated that the present meeting had been called to take action on the question of rules and text books, yet both the committee on rules,' and that on text books bad, when called, on declined a report. For what purpose then was the special.meeting con tinued ! He had no particular objection to go into the subjecj of adopting rules, but was strongly opposed to taking action on the text book matter, because he had not yet been enabled to give the various books' offered a careful examination. The text book question, it wps well understood at the last meeting, would not be acted da until the next regular meeting, to take place on the third oi next month, and the postponement until then would gird the members of the board tune to,make a com petent examination and give an intelligent vote. The chair explained that although the present was a special meeting, yet pndcr the rules the regular business came up in order, and that the matters of rules and text books would come up under the head of unfinished business. After some further debate, a petition was presented from the principal of the Berlin school in relation to boundaries, which petition was referred to the director of the twelfth district. Mr. Boothby reported the appointment of Caroline Michel as portress of the Gentilly school. Concurred in. After a motion to adjourn, which was lost, Mr. Boothby movejl to take up the report of the committee on rules, which motion was adopted. During the reading of the rules, a motion or two being made to adjourn, with quantum tuff of seconding, after a somewhat pro longed debate, the board adjourned until the next regular meeting. Winans aad Feat**. lathe United States Senate, Tuesday, Mr. Fenton, of New York, said: '" , I should not now notice this attack had it not appeared in a paper supposed to be in some measure an organ of the adminis tration. It hardly seems necessary for me to deny the charges or repeat insinuations of this character, but I deem it best to depart from the rule I had adopted for myself in such cases to say that so far as my having any knowledge, or intimation, or confidence talk, or thought in regard to tbe tyurse of Mr. Winans, previous to the an nbuncement in the press of what he had done is wholly without foundation and false. I have not seen Mr. Winans in three months past, ner have I had any com munication with him or with others regard ing him. I was called away from here on the seventh of this month, to my home in western New York, where I was detained a few days: and on my return I stopped a day in New York, and did not go from here last Friday as reported. I have known Mr. Winans for several years,not as an intimate friend but as a political friend, for whom, socially and politically, I entertained a fair degree of regard. He was nominated and inducted into the office he held while I was in Europe, one year ago last summer. The New York Sunday Dispatch says of Winans: The above is the name of Hie most despi cable wretch that figs ever been connected with the Republican party of this State. By his treason he has given this State com pletely into the hands of tbe ging. An employe ot the Erie Railroad Company, he has throughout the session shown him self to be unworthy of trust, destitute of principle—a mean, sordid, truckling knave and sycophant? America produced one traitor, who tried to betray liberty and in dependence. The name of that man has become infamous thejworld over. Benedict Arnold stands next to Judas Iscariot as the vilest, the most selfish, the moss infamous of men. Now there is a trio, and Orange 8. Winans takes his proper place in the ranks of those who, tor money, have betrayed principles. In all the world there is no E lace where this miserable wretch can hide is head. He will be spoken of as the one untrue partisan—the weaker, the meaner, the more despicable Benedict Arnold. From this time forth he is accursed. Ne honest man Will shake his hand, no virtuous woman know him, and no child smile on him. He is henceforth an outcast from his kind. Let him go forth, like Cain, with the brand upon his brow—let him seek the haunts of crime and villainy—let him be accursed, despised, and die like a dog in the ditch which he shall dishonor by tying in it. Tbe name of Grange 8. Winans is linked with eternal infamy. He has betrayed right for gold—he has given the honest men over to the thieves—he has made repeating legnl, and theft honorable. He can make no repara tion hat by dying. This Orange 8. Winans, the lesper Bene dict Arnold, is from Dunkirk, Chautauqua county. He is an employe of the-Krie rail road, and a serviceable tool of the company. Ilow he came to he elected a member to tne assembly we know not, certainly not for any ability he possesses. He is one of the f entlemen who has denounced Governor 'eflton. and spoken of all that gentleman's friends as " unreliable Republicans." Little is now known of Orange 8. Winan's antece dents. In a few Gays, his name will be as well known in every house in this State as that ot Benedict Arnold or Judas Iscariot. He will be known as Winans, the Infamous. It is understood at Washington that Hon. Nathan Sargent, for ten yean past Commis sioner of Customs, has been invited to ten der hia resignation, and that the position will be filled by Hon. J. F. Hartley, for many yean past Assistant Secretary of the Treasury._• , The Maine Central Railroad Ccmyaty has jnst paid ia gold ksads, iaaasd byit prior to BY TELEGRAPH LATEST HEWS FKOM ALL FOOTS Defense of Boiler by Himself COLUMBIA TEBBITORY ELECTION Republican Delegate Elected ADDRESS OF DEMOCRATIC C0HGBE88MEH GOVERNMENT CAPTURE OF ASNIERES Thiers* Circular Announcing It LIVELY SKIRMISHING IN CUBA BO, *UU sucu wrvugiiu ov* uiau we wui mitted, such persflh or persons shall be liable to the person injured or his legal rep resentatives for all damage caused by any such wrongful act, which such, first named person or persons by reasonable diligence would have prevented, and such damages may be recovered in an notion or the case in the proper circuit courts of the United States, and any number of persons guilty of such wrongful neglect or refusal may be joined as defendants in sneb action; provided, that such action shall be com menced within one year after such cause of action shall have accrued, and if the death of any person shall be caused by any such wrongful acts find neglect, the legal repre sentatives of such deceased person shall have such action therefor, and may recover not exceeding $5000 damages therein for tho benefit of the widow of snch deceased per son. if any there be; or if there be no widow for the benefit of the next of kin of such deceased person. The caw of.Klein against tbe United States, and another caw from the Court of Claims, now being argued before'the Su preme Court, prewnts tor decision the ques tion of the constitutionality of the proviso relating to amnesty and pardon in the ap propriation act of July, 1870. That act pro vided that no pardon or amnesty granted by the President should be considered by the courts in deciding upon any claim against the United States. Among the nominations which failed of confirmation was that of Nimmo, inspector general of steamboats. The polls clowd at- wven o'clock. Par sial returns indicate the success of the Re publicans. The deficiency appropriation bill, which passed to-day, enables the census bureau to wttle with'the census marshals, including fifty per cent increase of pay. Weather Report —Rising barometer and clearing up weather, .with fresh winds, are probable for Friday over* the country wuth of the lakes and east of the Mississippi. Fresh westerly winds on the lower lakes, and northwesterly winds on Lake Superior. Cloudy weather in the Eastern States. Chipman, Republican, has been elected delegate to Congress from this district, to day, over Merrick, Democrat. The following is Mr. Beck's defenw of Mr. Davis: Mr. Beck asked and obtained leave to make a statement en' behalf of the Sen ator from Kentucky, who, he said, had been so foully denounced by tbe member from Massachusetts. That Senator and that member had had a controversy on the floor of the Senate— Mr. Butler interrupting: Oh, no, I had no controversy with him. Mr. Beck: The Senator denounced the member on the floor of the Senate as a d——d scoundrel, and 4 would characterize that as a controversy. [Laughter.J They had a quarrel on the floor of the Senate, It ought to have ended there, hut for the fact that the member from Massachusetts saw fit to come on the floor of the House and nw language grossly offensive to the Sen ator from Kentucky, and it was after that a lor iruin iveniucuy, nu n was *iu that the Senator had pronounced the ,--- which had been quoted by the member. The member from Massachusetts, if he had a personal explanation to make, should have made it, and at once; but he had waited until last Tuesday, the day that Congress was to adjourn, and then nskM leave to make it. Having sent printed slips of it in advance to Boston ana to the New York Herald, knowing that the Senator would have left the city before he could have seen it in pnnt, therefore I objected, because it had neon held up so long, and not because I did not want to give the gen tleman a chance of replication. .Mr. Butler, interrupting: The reason given by the gentleman was that he would not let me speak so long as the indictment against his State was eontinned. Mr. Beck: If I had had an opportunity to reply to that indictment, 1 would have done it in a way which I hope would have been worthy of the State. When the gentleman was trying to get leave to-dav, I asked him whether he would assail tbe Sen ator from Kentucky, and he replied that be would not, and on that statement Democrat after Democrat voted to give him the priv ilege. I Hid not, believe what he said and therefore voted against it. '[Laughter.] When the membw rises and aanonnoea that the Senator from Kentucky has been guilty of falsehood I- deny it. I hurl it back, and I say that the character of that 8enator is .as good as that of any man upon earth. He never did willfully tell a lie, and no man be fore ever accused him of it. When the mem ber said that the Senator was shielded by hie age, and that he did not seek the proper redress, I have only to eay that, while my Senate* ii neither a bully aor a Maeknara, the member can get any zedrees from him that he eeehe, antrida of tUs hattar Mty wh a r a efoa ff e a gh t o *} I ds aat M enee.of fifteen — h a ef the Houso,.oeen the member from Illinoia (Mr. Farnsworth) pat hie flat in the thee of the member from Msssscbuaetto end iewmoe him la every way that one mm cm denounce aeether.mi til I hJff to say to theotber membenof the committee standing by, that I did not think that one white man would tdke it without a fight and. that the decent ne groee in my State would fight ever It. [Up* roarioue laughter.] Mr. Farnsworth, derisively: It was on ac count of his extreme age, perhaps. [Shouts of laughter.] Mr. Butler, pointing to Mr. Farnsworth: He is not a white than. Mr. Eldridge: Now is the proper time to call in the chaplain. [Continuous laughter.] Mr. Cox: The coroner should be also sent for. The Democrats in Congress have just ie- ; those who control the radiealmarty, mid we feel called upon to otter a few words of warning against the alarming strides they have made toward centralisation of power in the hands ot Con g ress and the executive. The time and attention of the radical lead ers have been almost wholly dfivoted to de vising such legislation.as will, in their view, best preserve their ascendency; and no re gard for the wise restraints imposed by the constitution has cheeked their reckless and desperate career. The President of the United States has been formaUyannounced as a candidate for re-election. The declarations of his selfish supporters have been echoed by a subsi dized press, and the discipline of party has already made adhesion' to his personal for tunes the supreme teat of political fealty. The partisan legislation to which we re fer was decreed and shaped in secret caucus, where the extremest counsels al ways dominated; was adopted by o sub servient majority, if not with the intent certainly with the effect to place in the hands of the President power to command his own renomination and to employ the army, navy and militia at his sole discre tion as a means of subserving his personal ambition. When the sad experience of the last two years, so disappointing to the hopes and generous confidence of the country, is' considered in connection with the violent utterances and rasb purposes / of those who eofitro! the President's policy, it is not surprising that the gravest apprehensions fdt the future peace of the nation shonld be entertained. At a. time when labor is de pressed and every material interest is pal sied bv oppressive taxation, the nuolie offices have been multiplied beyond all pre cedent, to serve as instruments in the per petuation of power. Partisanship is the only test applied to the distribution of this vast patronage. Honesty, fitness and moral worth are openly discarded in favor of truckling submission and dishonorable com pliance. Hence enormous defalcations and wide-spread corruption have followed as the natural consequences of this pernicious system. By the official report of the Secretary of tha Treasury it appears that after a de duction of all proper credits, many millions of dollars remain due from ex-collectors ef the internal revenue, and that-no proper diligence has ever been used to collect them. Reforms in the revenue and fiscal systems, which all experience demonstrates to be necessary to a frugal administration of the government, as well as a measure of relief to an overburdened people, have been persistently postponed or willfully, neg lected. Congress now adjourns without having even attempted to reduce taxation, or to repeal the glaring impositions by which industry is crushed and infpover The treasury is overflowing, and an excess of eighty millions of revenue is admitted; and yet, instead of some measure of present relief, a barren and delusive resolution ia passed by the Senate, to consider the tariff and excise systems hereafter, as if the his tory of broken pledges and pretended reme dies furnished any better assurance for fu ture legislation than experience has dene in the past. 8hip building and the carrying trade, once sources of national pride and -------- 7 , now langojgii under a crushing ____ taxation, and nearly every other prosperity, load of U______,________ ____„ _____ business interest is struggling without profit to maintain itself. Oar agriculturists, while paying heavy taxes on all they consume, either to the government or to monopolists, find the prices for their own products so re duced that honest labor is denied its just award, and industry toprostrated by invidi ous discrimination. • Nearly two hundred million acres of pub lic lands, which should have been reserved for the benefit of the people, have been voted away to giant corporations, neglecting onr soldiers and enriching n handful of greedy speculators and lobbyists, who are thereby enabled to exercise a most dan gerous and corrupting influence over State and federal legislation. If the career of these conspirators be not checked, the down fall of our free government ia inevitable, and with it tne elevation of n military dic tator on the ruins of the republic. Under pretense of passing laws to enforce the fourteenth amendment and for other purposes, Congress has conferred the most despotic power apon the executive, mud provided an official machinery by which the liberties of ther people are menaced, and the sacred right of local self-government in the 8tatos is ignored, if not tyrannically .overthrown. Modeled up to the sedition laws, so odious in history, they are at vari ance with all the sanctified theories of our institutions, and the construction given by these radical interpreters to the fourteenth amendment is, to use the language of .an eminent Senator (Mr. Trnmbull, of Illinois), an annihilation of the 8tates. Under the last enforcement bill the executive may, in his discretion, thrust aside the government of any State, .suspend the right of habeas corpus, arrest its governor, imprison or dis perse the legislature, silence its fudges, and trample down its people under the armed heels of his troops. Nothing ia left to the oitizens ( or the State which can any longer be called a right; all is changed into mere sufferance. Our hopes for redress are in the calm good sense, the sCRond thought of the Amenean people. We call upon them to be true to themselves and to their posterity, and, dis regarding party names and - minor differ ences, to insist upon a decentralisation of power, the restriction of federal authority within its just and proper limits, leaving to the States that control over, domestic affairs which is essential to their happiness, tranquillity and good government. Everything that malicious ingenuity could suggest has been done to irritate the people of the Middle and Southern States. Gross and exaggerated charges of disorder end violence owe their origin to the mischievous minds of the potential managers in tbe Senate and House of Representatives, to which the executive has, we regret to Sty, lent his aid, and thus helped to Inflame tne popular fooling. In ill this eonrae of hootile legislation and harsh resentment, no word of conciliation, of kind encouragement or fraternal fellowship has ever been spoken by the President or by Congress to tho people of the 8outhom States. They have boon addressed only ia tbe language of proscription. We earnestly entreat onr foUow-ettiaens in nil party *f the Union to spare no effort to msltsIn peaoe and order, to carefully protect the rights of every dtisen, to preserve kindly the righto of sty of -Maryland; P. O, Dsri ginia; Henry Cooper, nf To sen tativoe—Fernando WH 8. 8. Cox, of How Tech; A North Carotin*; J. M. L Carolina; E. A. Hibfco rK shire; F. E. 8hoher, of H. W'. Slocum, of Mow Rinse! la, of Hew TorfcDs of Hew Yoik; & H. Bril, of H.W. Parker, of Hew Hi B. Beck, of Kentucky: Lot of Ohio; WQUausraHffihA J. C. Huber, of North O toeky; 8. Griffith, of Fean* Sherwood, of Feunnlvnah land, of Pennsylvaaut Bte of Mary laid; Bmnhimm B. F. Meyers, of Fennaylvaffi of Pennsylvania; Charts* Wisconsin; Alexander Mitsl sin; J. Lawrence Gets, of Ff Milton 8peer, of Puiinsjfvfii Baraum, of Connecticut; M. 8. Holman, of Indiana; J. 0 Michigan; M. C. Ka rr, of I Hanks, of Arkansas; WHBa Kentucky; George M. Adam W. E. Arthmr, of Kentnei Merritt, of Idaho: Boyd, Kentoeky; A. Conofttl 1 Voorhees, of Indiana; W. Indiana; William Tort, ef Dubose, of Georgia; Kwoti Haas M. Merrick, of Marykrad; ford, of West Virginia: JaMi New York; Be*jnmin T. BjgMfai John Ritchie, of Mary laadTP.1 of Georgia; W. P. Price, of.0* K. Armstrong, of Dakota. The nomination of Grty for went over. A bill passed the Hearn n Monroe, land diriri