8QTGLE 00PIE8: TEH COTS.
NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1871
VOLUME V—NO. 10.
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
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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.
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- cowers, April 38.
AT ODD FELLOWS' BALL,
For the benefit of the
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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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MUSIC BY JABGRR'S BAND.
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*.
2500 bushel* for sale low by
TOULMIN It MARTIN.
No. 41 Natchez street.
JJARPER, GUTMAN A CO.,
WAGONS, CARTS, DRAYS, TIMBER WHEELS,
Manufactory. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
WVreheaae, No. S3 Careadelet street,
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,
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.
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.
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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
For sale at the lowest market rates by
BARTLETT It RAYNE,
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
VINEYARDS IN ELDORADO COUNTY, CALI
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,
HOCK, ISABELLA, *
OLD MISSION, SPARKLING,
SHERRY, WINE BITTERS,
TOKAY, &RAPB BRANDY,
PORT, BRANDY BITTERS.
All their Wine and Braoay . Warranted
Arrangement* are now perfected for weekly
shipments, direct from tbe vineyards, thus insur
ing s fall and constant supply of these PURE AND
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.
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
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.
falS 3mo_No. 5 Carondelet street.
(Comer of Carroll street),
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
The Maine Central Railroad Ccmyaty has
jnst paid ia gold ksads, iaaasd byit prior to
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
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
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.
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*
Mr. Farnsworth, derisively: It was on ac
count of his extreme age, perhaps. [Shouts
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
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
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
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
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____ taxation, and nearly every other
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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
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
A bill passed the Hearn n
Monroe, land diriri
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