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THE GATE CITY.
HOWELL DE1A.PLiA.11V,
roopsicrou.
Terms:
Dailx, to mail subscribe!*, per rear, $7 00
six month*, 8 76
three
*J.'
S 00
76
86
S 00
1 60
1 60
ne
•BiTWod in city, two weeks,
WKtLT, single subscribers, perfMTt
41
in clabe office, (each),
in clubs of ten, (each)
SHORT WHEAT CROP.
£. D. Mavsfied, of the Cincinnati
Gazette,
half an average crop.
He estimates the total deficiency of the
Wheat crop at from 20 to 30 per cent., and
holds that there will be a scant supply for
home consumption AXkd noaefor foreign ex
portation.
Head Centre of Ireland and Gen. Sajtta
Ask a, of Mexico, are now in New York
City, and the Oothamites are making them
selves ridiculous feasting and toasting them.
The reports from Washiugton indicate the
probability that the third section of the Con
stitutional amendment prohibiting the exer
cise of the right of suffrage by rebels till
1870, will be modified or stricken out by that
body.
THE OBRMAX PKK88.
Civil Right*.
(Frbm the Volksblatt, May ?th.]
We have already called attention to the
difference between civil and political rights.
The right of suffrage, and the rirht to nold
office, are political rights. The right to make
contracts, to buy and to sell, and to appeal to
the Courts, are common or civil rights. The
latter rights not only the citizens in all the
States enjoy, but persons passing through
there, and the subjects of foreign jtowers.
The report, of the Reconstruction Com
mittee, of the first article of which we pro
pose to speak of to-day, proposes to secure to
every citizen of the land the civil rights
mentioned above. It does not, however,
thereby propose to enfranchise the negro.
So the Copperhead sheets have conjured up
this frightful specter gratuitously.
On the contrary, no intelligent, justice lov
ing man can oUject to giving the freedmen
their simple civil rights. Leading Demo
crats themselves, Geo. II. Pendieton for in
stance, found themselves obliged to confess
the reasonableness of such a proposition,
Of what value would freedom be to the
negro if he had not the right to maintain
himself.honorably, either as a farmer or me
chanic, or bv engaging in some business? Of
what benefit would his work or his business
be to him if he did not also have the rijrht to
bring action against those who were unwilling
topnyhi:n for his labor or his wares And
how can the black man enjoy protection of
person, when he cannot appear as evidence
in the courts against those who have abused
him, ur destroyed his property
Now, in most of the late slave States, laws
exist which deny this protection to the ne
groes laws that forbid his acquiring prop
erty to sue and to be sued to appear as a
witness in a court to go from one country to
another without a pass to learn to read or
write, and the like. So long as such laws
exist or can be tolerated, the negro is de
prived of his rights and is helpless. Under
luch laws lie can find no protection in an oc
cupation of industry, and must, in conse
quence, turn thief or vagabond.
In order to prevent ihis the Reconstruc
tion Committee proposes to assure civil
rights to all inbabitnnts of the United States,'
by an amendment to the constitution.
We must here call attention to one other
circumstance. In many of the Southern
States the penal Jaws themselves discriminate
between the black and white man. For many
offenses the negro is liable to the sentence of
dsatb, while the white man or Indian comes
off
with imprisonment only. This too is
wrong. In a Republic, equal punishment
should be meted to the offender, be he rich
or poor, native or foreign born, white or
black. If justice must take the bandage from
her eves to look about ami see who or what
the parties are, whether black or white, then
freedom will soon see a sad end. The first
paragraph of the reconstruction report there
fore contemplates obviating such injustice, by
providing that the inhabitants of each State
shall be subject to the same laws.
Who can object to such sensible and rea
sonable propositions? Only those who would
hold the negro virtually as slave while free
only in name. The consequences ol such
oppression could only be pernicious.
The question is not as has already been
remarked, concerning negro suffrage, but as
to whether or not a poor wretch, who works
on a plantation, shall have the right to appeal
to the court* when his employer gives him
blows instead of wst^ea: whether he shall
have a right to buy him a piece of land it he
has the money whether ne must have his
windows broken in and bis house burnt down
without being able to call the perpetrators to
account.
Only those in whose bosoms every senti
ment of justice lies dead, or those who would
perpetuate in this free land a condition of the
most abject servitucjc, can set themselves in
opposition to these simple ciaiuis. IJany do
go merely becaus-e they confound civil rights
with the right of suffrage, or because they
suffer themselves to be deluded by the Cop
perhead sheets, whose financial interests it is
to work into the hands of their lords and
piasters, the rebels.
We hone this article may contribute some
light to tiiQse who have not fully understood
this matter. To our Democratic brethren we
call ont: "Give every one 'fair plaj"' Wid
a "chance to live,' althoogh be be a negro.''
Vh« Hevr York Prcsa o«* th» Paasa«* «f
tat ConitltalloBal
New York, May 11.
The
Post
Bays, editorially, of the action of
the House on the Reconstruction Report,
"that the first and fourth sections are super
fluous and unnecessary. The third section,
which disfranchises the masses of the South
ern people till aftt-r 1S70, we believe, con
demned by judicious men as injurious, and
productive of strife and hostility while the
second section is eminently just and neces
sary and e*|edient, and all that is required
on the subject. We hope the Senate will ju
diciously prune away the superfluous sub
stance from this amendment, and present to
the StaWs a measure of whose justica and
propriety there can be no doubt.'
The
Tim-
makes no editorial comment,
but its Washington despatch gives this ex
planation of the *Ote: "Mr. Stevens then
rose to close the debate, and made an accri
moiiioi.4, b'tter, and vindictive speech, in
which lie appealed to the passions and hatred
of is fellow members to oppose auy effort to
change this proposition. He than moved the
previous question, and the disgraceful game
of the Democrats was at once apparent As
OO the passage of the District Suffrage Bill,
to on uiis occasion, the Copperheads came to
tfr. Stevens' rescue to prevent any amend
ments to the joint resolution. Tbore was a
clear majority on the Republican side in
favor of amending, by striking out, or chang
ing, the third section. Mr. Stevens knew
this, ana aum^n#d
hU
VOL. 13.
Gazette,
whose authority is unquestioned in such mat
ters of statistics, as he is in the habit of pre
senting to the public, through the columns of
the
presents^ a very unfavorable esti­
mate of the Wheat crop of the present
season.
He says
"At the present time it is quite evident that
a large part of the wheat fields of Ohio were
kitled out, and much that is not lies so thin
that it will scarcely pay for harvesting. Mak
ing allowance for much exaggeration, we
think the wheat crop of Ohio for I860 cannot
be counted above
In­
dicia is not very different in its condition.
Ilmiois is better, but will fall much below a
full crop. Kentucky, from all accounts, is
about the same as Ohio. It is probable that
the more northern States are in better condi
tion, but on the other hand, they do not pro
duce bo much. Oh the whole we must look
for a large falling off.''
Copperhead allies to
tostain his deamd for the pretlCZ? Juett»QB
ffcu they did, lad the dwnod vn
nearly all the Democrats voting with Mr.
Stevens. Then on ordering the main ques
tion to be put. the yeas and nays were de
manded in order to get these Coppperheads
on record. This frightened Jmost of them,
and at the close of the roll call there was one
majority against ordering the main question.
Whereupon such worthies as Jack Rogers, of
New Jersey Kerr and Niblack, of Indiana
Eldridge, of Wisconsin, and Chandler, of
New York, the rebel wing of the Democratic
party in the House,' either changed their votes
from the negative to the affirmative, or asked
passed the resolution bv the immense major-
prevented from changing the resolution as 'awi
thev desired but as the previous question is
The
The
Tribune
I0n'
the Georgia Legislature. The Louisville
Journal
recommends it for Kentucky. Third,
it is our own testimony, law and declared
terms. It has a concluding provision for the
benefit of paupers, the deaf and dumb, the
blind, the lunatic and the apprentices. I will
not insult the heart of Tennesseeans by argu-
bill is right and ought to pass for two reasons
first, it is enlightened legislation, and upon a
vexed question. Second, it is for the interest
of the South. There is also a special reason.
Let it be made, read and known of all men
that while the mad, drunken, fiendish spirit
of rebellion was drenching Memphis with
blood, the Union Legislature of Tennessee
was declaring civil rights and making provis
ion for the poor, the blind and the lunatic.
"The riot at Memphis was a wicked, un
provoked, demoniac outrage upon the blacks,
a second Fort Pillow. Let us rebuke the
spirit manifested there by the exalted char
acter of o,ir legislation here, and let us never
forget that we are the prominent actors in an
era whose mission is to cast ayie unreason
ing prejudices, and establish Governments
for the benefit of man."'
J. S. Mullerv, of Hobinson, made an elo
quent speech upon the same side, but the use
less ana disgraceful amendment prevailed by
one majority—30 to 2t».
A. L. Warren, Copperhead, from McNairy.
moved to amend by providing that the bill
should not be so construed as to permit col
ored children to attend schools with white.
Adopted by a close vote. The previous ques
tion was then ordered, and the bill upon its
third reading passed—31 to 28.
ffrm the Canton Prw,]
Tli* Slat Hliioul Yolantaara.
This brave old regiment has been mustered
out, after five lftng years of service, and no
regiment has returned from the field with
more honors than the 21st. They have
marched mora than turqnty-five thousand
miles, and have been on all the great battle
fields of the west
This regiment marched out at daylight on
the 9th of April, 1862, and commenced the
great battle of Shiloh—and for one hour it
withstood the shock of the whole rebel army
fifty thousand strong. It was the heroic bra
very of this regiment, that saved the army of
the Tennessee it was the sharp rattle of
musketry of this regiment, thai awoke the
slumbering army in its rear, and for one hour,
they kept their ranks and fought in line,
against the accumulating forces of the enemy
in their front As the men were shot down,
they closed their ranks, and appeared like a
volcano in full blast. The enemy's lines pre
sented the appearance of a line of fire the
air was tilled with lead and iron.
Iti the October following, they fought at the
bloody battle of Corinth, Mississippi, for two
days, and were in Sherman's cimpaign to
Meridian. A portion of them were at the
battles of Pleasant Hill and Yellow Bayou
Louisiana, also, at the battles of Shekot Lake
Arkansas, Tupello, Mississippi, on the 14th of
July, 1804, also at Old Town Creek, the bat
tle of Nashville. The battle of Mobile and
many other combats.
They have four times marched to the as
sault and carried the enemy's works with the
bayonet They have captured thirty-eight
pieces of artillery and seventeen stand of col
ors from the enemy. They have twice depos
ited as trophies to thetr State, their Own
standards, torn with the shot and daubed with
the blood of the brave standard bearers. A
portion of this regiment had the honor of
gaining the first federal victory in the State of
Missouri, in defeating Martin Green, at
Athens, and they drove the rebel* oat of
north-east Missouri.
This rejiiment has never turned their backs
to the enemy, but marched steady forwat*d
amidst tempests of shot and shell.
Lieutenant Col. Joseph G. Best, its last
commaoder, was a private in the ranks, and
was promoted through all the grades up to
his present position. His gallantry was al
ways conspicuous on the battle-field.
But few of those brave men are left to tell
the scenes cf blood and carnage, the toils
and hardships through whiclj they have
PM—4- lie Ironed in the Sooth,
far from home an4 friends. It is to be hopad
that those
who hate survived Ike
reeaired l*ok among their frippds and Migfe
bora, the brave and pmwm Jceerve.
ikn»Maou,|
BY TELEGRAPH.
MIDNIOHT REPORT.
v £\. r.Hiwi icaniHT.'
New York, May 14.
The
Timet
a"d
unknown to the Senate, it will undoubtedly au*
Herald
special says that the
bill making appropriations for legis
lative, executive and financial expenses,
wil1 be up
that their votes be recorded when the main and either considered at once, or set
question was ordered bv five majority. The W™.1
Republicans then wheeled into solid line, and
l:H
ln
an
away into their seats, and recording an insig-,
appropriation of two million dollars for
lty of ninetv-one votes the Copperhead fac- expenses for issuing treasury notes, and
tion, powerless for further mischief, sneaking ™^0"^
wUh
K
furthc.r
niticant vote against the proposition. By this experimental system of hydrostatic printing
coalition between the extremes, the:
a distinct appropriation )made
f°r.
,n
*he
fttC.e of,
8k°win8
be put in proper shape there, and the House v A i- .u
will ultimately agree to it despite the efforts Mr Clark has succeeded in getting the pro
of factions at both extremes.
V1(*
calls attention to Mr. Ray-1
8,ruck out
ml
.r Bill GIT.*, upon the consideration
w
uj-
His main point of defence will be ..ased on
the prerogatives granted to every citizen to
sustain the official action of his respective'
State.
A special to the
Commercial,
grant
and Centra Costa emigration ana canal com-
pauy. which was read twice and referred to
Judiciary committee. A'so a bill to quiet
the title to the Pucbla lands in the town of:
Satita Barbara, which was read twice and
referred to the eommittee on Private Land
claims. Also a bill to authorize the Ocean
mail steamship coinpauy's service between
the United States ami the Sandwich Islands,
which was read twice and referred to the
Post Office committee.
Mr. Douelly introduced a bill to ameud the
Agricultural bill so as to extend its benefits
1 ii-
Mr.Clark, of Kansas, introdncad a bill to
amend the act of July 1st, 1862, to aid the
construction of a Railroad and Telegraph line
from Moose river to the Pacific Ocean read
twice and referred to committee on Pacific
Railroad.
Mr. Cullom introduced a bill to provide for
a constitution for the Indian tribes and to es
tablish civil government in the Indian Terri
tory, which was read twice and referred to
the committe on Territories.
Mr. Stevens introduced a joint resolution
authorizing the appointment of an additional
Secretary of the Navy, for six months, from
the 1st of June next. He explained th^t the
Assistant Secretary of the Navy was about to
proceed to Europe to examine the navies and
navy yards and that an additional assistant
would be required during his absence. Some
opposition having been manifested, the joint
resolution was, on motion of Stevens, re
ferred to the committee on Naval Affairs.
Mr. Williams, of Pennsylvania, introduced
a resolution which was adopted, instructing
the Committee 011 Judiciary to inquire into
the expediency of altering laws, so as to ob
rogate the tenure of office at the pleasure of
the appointing power, and to make all official
trust, to be terminated at cetiain times, sub
ject only to the condition of good behaviour.
Mr. Stevens offered the following
Resolved,
That three members be appoint­
ed by the Seaker whose duty it shall be to
proceed, without unnecessary d»lay, to Mem
phis, in the State of Tennessee, to make an
investigation into all matters connected with
the recent bloody riot in that city, which be
gan on the 1st inst, and partienlarly to in
quire to the original progress, and termina
tion of the riot, and the proceedings, the
means of the parties engaged in them, the
acts of atrocity perpetrated, the number of
killed and wounded, the amount and charac
ter of the property destroyed, and report all
the ftets to the Home and the Sewgefcnt-at
Arms, or his deputy, and a sterographer of
the House are directed to accompany the
said committee. AU the expenses of the in'
instigation shall b$ paid
out of the contingent
find of the IfcaM, and ths said committee
ib«U ba*a pewos *#ad for pewons and^a
pm, and.
to examine witaasses aader oath/
Mr. Hariiag dewrad (9 —nnf Tfci rffli
Resolved,
*|ie ^€nate t®"
order for
a/'^en
^is week.
I*®the "ou9e-
here's
Pr0Vl8°.
expend, ures shall be made for the
common ueiw^eii me cal. y e 1 e a s u v e a e n u n i s u e s i i u i o n a a n e e y i e s e e a i a n
majority of the Union party in the House was penmentshave been defini e y authorized by
bJ the Senate FmanTO com"
ee-
mond's vote, and adds that "the constitution- General Howard has begun the distr.bu
al amendment thus rushed through me House i
tl0n of
says ''The amendment how
goes to the Senate, and we trust will be car
ried by more than the requisite two to one.
It is not what we would have, but we believe
in taking the best we can get. as the true way
to get more thereafter. The proposition
hi the House, but for the Democratic opposi-
h?
has now to pass the ordeal of the Senate. In P'opnated by Congress tor the relief of the
that body it may perhaps succeed, and it may
be doomed to failure. But if it pass the
Senate, and if the two bills follow, there yet
remains an appeal to the people.'"
twenty-five thousand dollars ap-
0f tj,e comtnjtiee,
there- reau,
facts susceptible of the
the House in
matters of business at present. The ajpro
Nashviixk, May 11. which ma^be*consisTenfwit.h0thlfwelfare"of p"'
Dllr?!er tell0,r8,
0f
The
Herald s
priation bills which have all passed, the llouse ', °f Work, McCooch
of lhe
Civil Kftgtui to tt&c Frecdmtft. i Senate at stock boards this morning. Ibeir failure
I8p~ui Dwprttkto»h«Chl««oTrihim^] j,
snpcial everv
mpalmrJ
Mr, Arnell's bill, conferring civil rights the country is being used to reduce the num-! Ja®^nger.
upon freednen, was taken up. Messrs. Dug ber of volunteers in the service. The Pay- v45, fell to $20, and to-day de
ganand Williams opposed the bill, the for-1 master General has issued a special order di-
nier presenting an anti-negro argument With recting the pay of about one hundred officers,
in the volunteer and regular service, to be' Cixt insati. May 14.
stopped until they give satisfactory accounts Professor W. Byrd Powell, died in this
to the Government. So much negligence
much force and point.
Pleasant Williams, of Carter, offered an
amendment that the law Bhoald not besocjon
strued as to permit colored men to sit on ju
ries. Upon this, Mr. Arnold took the fipor
and made a speech which would not dishonor
any legislative assembly in America. The
following is an imperfect synopsis:
"This is a bill to maintain freedom. Wei
are engaged in a great work—the relaying of,
the toundation of the State. Let justice and Indians to gather a force of two hundred lor
humanity be the corner-stonc. The bill is no
party measure: it is the embodiment of a
principle that comes recommended to us by
the highest authority. First it has the sanc
tion of the great ami patriotic Congress of the
United States. Yes, the great aud patriotic,
though snarled at by little curs, and abused
by weak heads, co-operating with impure
hearts. Second it hns the endorsement of
President Johnson. He says that it ought to
be a State, but not a National law. As a leg
islature, we find ourselves in an envial le po
sition. If we are friends to Congre
has occurred in this regard that the Paymas-
view of the massacre storv attributed to Koss
Bronner. He says it is an ea*y matter for
eitT,
treacherous expeditions, like one presented I Immediately on the adjournment of the
in capturing Fort Goodwin, and massacreing United States Circuit Court in Norfolk, on
its inhabitants. The Departments have reason 'last Thursday, Judge Underwood left for
to fear that it is true. Washington, and gave particular instrurviuns
The new e*ci.-e law was generally enforced to the clerk of the court to exhibit to no per
in this city yesterday. The restaurants, how-'son the indictment brought against J'.-fT.
ever, were o|»-n and drove a thriving buM
ness. A large number of people ai~o made
excursions to the rural districts of Winches
ter, where the law is not in force There
were eighty six arrests for infringment of the
law in the city.
Ore death from cholera occurred yester-
have its emphatic sanction: if we are friends day in the hospital ship Falcon.
to the President, we have his endorsement: I Active preparations are being made for the
if we are friends to both, there is no conflict I great Fenian deinoustation in Joneswood
between us. As a thorn to prick us onward 1 Upwards of forty thousond people attended
to our duty, we have before us the action ot the funeral of the late John J. Davis, grand
on terms ig aa ftxiotn of
ment
dated New
Orleans, 4th, says one white man and fifty
negroes were burned to death at a fire on
New Levee street Saturday night.
XXXIX COKfiUIS—FIRST SKSSIOX
Washjsgtos, May 14.
UOl'SE.
«SS3
KEOKUK, IOWA I TUESDAY, MAY 15, 186ft.
tion, as to extend the investigation to Chatta
nooga.
Mr. Chandler, of New York, desired to ex
tend it to the recent massacre by the Indians
in Fort Goodwin, Arizona Territory. Neither
of the two last propositions were passed, and
the resolution as offered was adopted by yeas
87, nays 22.
Mr. Chandler offered the following resolu
tions
That the independent, patriotic
and Constitutional course of the President of
the United States in seeking to protect, by
the veto powers, the rights of people of this
Union against the wicked and revolutionary
acts ofa few malignant and mischievions men,
meets with the approval of the House, and
deserves the cordial support of all loyal citi
zens of the United States.
Resolved,
That the House believes the
Freedmen"s Bureau unnecessary and uncon-
having charge of the Bu-
to bring a bill to repeal acts ami parts
of act8 in(.onsistent wilh thU
resolution,
propriety of: Mr. Sciienck raised the question of order,
tjje
grst resolution contained an insult­
ing attack on Congress, for which the mem
bers offering it deserve to be dealt with by the
House.
apposed B*djr tf Preato» KlB| FmmI.
Nkw York, May 14.
Officer Kennedy, of lhe Atlantic Dock,
Brooklyn Police, this morning discovered the
body of a man floating in the gap from But-
destitute and suffering freedmen in this dis
trict. A board has been appointed, with Dr.
K. E. Burn, chief medical examiner of the
bureau, as President, and the city divided
into two districts, with a superintendent for termilk channel, and from appearances it was
each. Every case of destitution reported is be'ieved to be the body ut the late Preston
thus thoroughly examined, and the relief King. Subsequently the body was positively
afforded is granted with care and discrimina- 1 identified by Preston Kii Webster. Mr.
tion.
King's Nephew, Mr. Debeck, aud others of
The reconstruction joint resolution is not i 'he Custom House, lhe Coroner will hold
it to be. reached in the Senate to-morrow, inquest on Thursday.
nn cnnpio 111* ruI oii nrt
mi
UnT1"rSenat!!:7sttu^chPbebind
Piin.ATEinm, May 14.
has enUliled
Clme1
k
Co.,
^nkers of .h,s city, caused much excitement
heavy losses on stock specula-
1 hey
7"? y'*f°"viHe
l0*"
fer
8tuire-
yesterday. R. T. Armstrong, formerly
0f
Chappell. Bruce
k
ter has determined to use the most stringent killed at Paris. Kentucky, Saturday, by a man
measures to overcome the abuse. named Merrieville.
George (jood wiu, the Delegate in Congress There were seven deaths, by suicide, in this
from Arizona, dqes not like the doubtful
city.
Co., of this citv. was
last week.
Ft. Moxroe. May 14.
Davis. The various attaches of the preis
endeavored, in vain, to obtain permission to
copy it, but the clerk of the court, acted
under the peremptory order of Judge Under
wood, positively not to allow any one to
see it.
L*U*r
mt
1
society of Austria, a very fine collection of Slavery.
choice seeds donated to the nited States for Among the most urgent duties of the hour,
experimental purposes. The commissioner: I cnunt that of pressing upon the intelligence
is of the opinion that experiment will satis-
mcnts on this point. I beg the House not to fectonly demonstrate the adaptability of manv expeJiency, as well as the obligation, of on
perm.t t^e noble grant of civil righ s. or the
these seeds to Amencan climates, and
beneficent charity conferred this bill to^ prove a valuable acquisition to the agricultural
be disfigured by prejudice and littleness. The interests of the country.
deut says Jen. Davis received the announce-
ment of his indictment with indifference.
Ja4(f I Ium.
alt,j tj,e
Washtsutox, May 1, 1866.
Dear Sir cannot attend the annual
meeting of the American Anti-Slavery So
ciety on the 8th, except by sincere wi-hes
yesterday. fi the complete accomplishment of its pur-
The Commissioners of Agriculture has pse to achieve the deliverance of onrcouu
lately received from the royal agricultural'
trv from the
spirit, as weil as the fact, of
conscience ol our countrvmen, the
quaHfied
nian
recognition of the manhood of
The
nation has liberated 4,000,000 of the
Portress Monroe correspon-1 from Slaverv, andhasmade them citi-
zen# 0f
the Republic.
Tbat aU
frt.emen
are entitled to suffrage.
free
a
Mr. Higby introduced a right of way ana Nothing is more profitable thaL justice,
making a
of laud to the iierra Nevada!
not
ge|j
I have heard the diffei
unjversai
DeP
g0Vf.rn:
[Applause.] Neither color or race
can be allowed, without injustice and dam
age. as grounds of exception. [Applaiixe.]
If in the first movement toward national
reconstruction, this truth had been distinctly
recognized by an invitation to the wholn loyal
people of every State in rebellion to take part
in the work of State reorganization, can it
now be doubted that the practical relations of
every State with the Union would have been
ilrendy re-established, aud with the happiest
,' consequences
a n v
suffrage promote security, content,
respect, betterment of condition? With
8uffr8j?e
the committee on 1 ubbc Lands. productive labor than without? Will not suf
Mr. Bidwell introduced a bill for the relief fn ye insure order, education, respect for law,
of the representatives of Brigadier General' 3^-1 v i in business, and substantia! progress?
George Wnght ot the united States army,'
wLieh was read twice and referred to the
will there not be more and more
suffrage, and the production of the
game Stat€s wilhout it.
I 000,000 a year. At this rate, the injustice of
I the denial of suffrage will cost those States,
will cost the nation, $."j00,()00,000 in five
years—enough to pay nearly one fifth of the
national debt.
It is too much to expect that sensible and
patriotic men. in those States, will before
long, see their true interest in their plain du-
18
ty, and join hands with those who seek, not
to the States lately in rebellion, on condition their injury or their humiliation, but their
that the grants of lands should be confined tp
the land in their own States, and that the
prqeeeds thereof should be applied to the
support of publie scholars insteud of agricul
tural or scientific college, which was read
twice and referred to the committee on Pup
lic lands. Ii
welfare and their honor, in equal rights for
all?
However these things may tie, this, at least,
seems clear. The men who so long contend
ed for justice to the emancipated, will not,
cannot must not cease their efforts till justice
prevails. [Applause.] Yours truly,
A Womas named Harriet Eastbury was
missed from her home at Block ley, near
More
ton in the- arsh, Gloucestershire, on
the 14th nit, and no trace of her could be
discovered by h'r husband or the police. On
Sunday morning a laborer was passing along
the "Warren," on Lord Northwick's estate,
where there is aa ornamental lake, nearly
suisoanded by shrabe, when he heard a moor
hen making a pecaliatMBM he proeeeded
to the spot, and (om4 the nest of the bird
on the wosaan's body, wfcfcii was flatting ia
the wat«r. On the body being »ssorea it
WM to he that oMhe womwi Eastb«ry,
•saatWebeea ta tfc* «R|tt Jbrflre
i
A •taatlhl lllaatratlo:
It was once my privilege to stand upon the
summit of Mount Kigi, Switzerland, and
from its queenly top witness an autumnal sun
set. Far away to the west the rawnarch of
day wrayped the drapery of his couch about
him, and lay down as if he were a god con
fessed. He flung his splendor on tbat une
qualled landscape with royal munificence.
He kissed the waters that lay embosomed
among the bills till they all blushed. The
bald peaks to the right and left of us, bared
their storm benten brows and bathed in the
sunlight. And higher up, and farther away,
the snow-capped monarchs of the Alps,
tossed back the sun's last rays from their icy
sides in gold and proud disdain. But more
beautiful than all, the gem of that wondrous
picture was bridge of golden sheen that
stretched over hills and valleys, and lake and
dells, from the far distant horizon to our very
feet.
It seems as if heaven's gate had been left
open and glory had stolen through. It was
cast up by the band ot God. a way of gold on
which the angels might have trodden.
So have I stood beside the dying soldier,
when it has seemed as if a bridge of golden i
sheen was let down from heaven—a highway
for the ransomed of the Lord. And that way,
cast up to God, has glowed with the angels,
come to bear the soldiers who had made his
last charge and fought his last battle, home.
And up that shining path, with angel convoy,
the spirit lias gone, away from the clang of
artns and the din of strife and the groans of
the wounded: away, away, to the gates of
pearl, to the peace like a river, an| the rest
of God.—Rtr.
lltrri' k Johnxon.
A Newspaper Hoax.—The London
was hoaxed on the 21st of April by a forged
despatch, jnirjorting to have bTn issued
from the Foreign Office, announcing the sus
pension of diplomatic relations between the
courts of Uerlin and Vienna. The royal
arms aud signatures of Lord Clarendon and
his Secretary were imitated with 6uJ-h skill as
to deceive the conductors of the
I*AIiOUM,BRIDM»,TK*M
HAVE on hand a complete assortment of
ANb VAMM HAUIKSo
..fa'llioJ* CARBIAOE TIaRXE'S HCOtiY ItAR
NK9&.i,r *il
fcind*
ani
price#^
li-i
tnd
AMES'Ja.t
Times.
It
subsequently appeared that the forgiery was a
stock speculation. As the news was printed
in the
Times
on Saturday and remained un­
discovered until Monday, it decfeived the
public. The market for securities was de
pressed for several hours on Satu-day,and
the swindlers engaged in the transaction prob
ably lined their pockets.
"The Howard forgery of a proclamation
bearing the signature of President Lincoln,
in May, 1W0I, was a similar performnnce. but
detection almost immediately foil awed its
publication. The London scamp ws.s shrewd
enoT.gh to a'lLere to what the peo ple were
willing to accept as a probability—in fact,
what they were expecting and the irork was
done ia artistic fashion, complete in all its
parts.
The bier on which Washington's
were carried to the tomb, with maby other
relics which u=ed to grace the museum a*
Alexandria. Va., but which disappeared at
the beginning of the war, have been kept
secreted from the Government defectives
and camp followers, and are no wh^re to be
found. I
A rrt.row having imbibed rather freely,
took it into his head that hf could tiy, u-i, to
get a rood position, ascended a signi{ost and
started. He wa« asked next day as (o how he
liked flyinj. "Oh," said he, ''it's nothing to
lly the lighting is the hardest pi rt of the
operation."
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
A. OI(i\II¥,
n
Saddle and Harness
w
MASCriCTlHUt,
MAIX-ST., iSign of Big Saddle,)
KEOKUK, IOWA.
OOLLAlt9,rf
•tr»et», Kroknt
MiLLINKRstaleby
S. P. Chase.
BrsHRAxnivc is not yet "stamped out"' of
New South Wales. The
Western Examiner
has the following statement: "Yesterday
about nooti as four quartz miners were leaving
one of the machines at the little town of
Ironbarks, with a cake of gold worth about
JE100, which they had just had amalgamated,
two armed horsemen, disguised, rode up to
the party and ordered them to give up the
gold at once. They refused, and one of the
robbers tired at the man carrying the gold,
wounding him very severely in both lc^s.
The man fell, and the bushranger springing
off his horse, seized the gold, and galloped
off with it towards the ridgef. A butcher,
who had seen the whole of the affray just
across the road, ran inside, snatched up his
gun, and fired at. the retreating robber, who
was already two hundred yards away, puning
a ball through his body into the head of the
horse he was riding. When the horse got
near the ridge the man fell dead, and the
horse galloped away. The comrade of the
dead man immediately secured the gold and
rejoined two others of his party who had
been on tho lookout on the ridge, when the
£hree galloped off with their booty, leaving
the dead comrade behind them. Upon the
dead man's features being seen they were
found to be those ot a well known innkeeper,
formerly carrying on business in Bathurst"
all
1 rr* if TEDC, filiJUY
KR t* c.lr.
1 ftoutl reap*, t^ul't
a«.k
by
parties
au *Aa*cln*tkm uf dj st k
vacticg tro d* in as? tin* [outjlM
J4HES BHOWXLEE,
Undertalier,
i .f t.-j' iinW
rOFFI.NS
of all
Iowa.
progress
between the
production of the lately insurgent States with
nth Street!, with a
estimated at SI00.-
intended for
I
^OK FiL£—The
«i*
other sizee, for
va*hern,
for nle by
f4INDEED
OIL,
maTl3-.ll).
weak half of
10, Bitfk 13,
KitUiurue'* A !ditiiav n BftDk,
hor»e«,
OLL'E—
In
between
16lh
and
Rood Fia-De Dwellinp, !#rge
Bun,
lot well ft-need
neigh^rhood.
ar\ainagrxl
Title cod. Price
10 fK»
rash, bal­
ance in one year with rwr cent. lnt*r»»t.
•nqaire
of
[mayiaj H. B.TSN-BTCK.
PATNT
BBPjHE?.—A^ann' O. K. OCOXK),
and all
e*!e by
may
13 WILKINSON, BABTLKTJT CO.
WIIfTKWASII BRl'SUtM Atiama'
briftle^.
made expressly fur prof«aeictt,alal!wlute
WhlM-
ma13 WILKINSON, BARTLETT A CX
Raw.for eale t.v
mav!3 WILKINSON.BABTLETT
Beat white,
TOLEDO, WABASH
—AHD—
WESTERjy KJitL,
Pram Keokwk, Iawra. ta all Paints,
BAST, NORTH AND SOUTH.
1ft Change qf
CUri
To SI. Leant, SfnirurMd,
a'tKiMufi', Pitomtrg, PkHmtMpkia, Aw iWfc,
IHmHm, and ill points in lAe V. S,
rhroofk TUket* at L«w ii tke Lownt!
New and elecmnt Sleeping Cars rtin from BlnfTCity to
Lafayette, so that passenger*
can gat a good night's re«t
while pursuing tli-ir jownty.
Banait checked through to alt principal point*.
Freights I thin ronte will be forwarded wilh dispatch,
•xpieas Freight Traill runs through from T»!«tot«
Beoknk in 4rt hours. Orerchariresaadaaniagwaroaptly
sattled. Rates aa low aa by any^othar rout*.
OPFICR—In Stoaa Dafot, coraar Front aud Johnson
streets, Keokuk.
«. B. MeDOKL, 0Ml.A«t K'ttall,
OCT WKLL8. A. CHAPII
A n't fjmpt, Keokuk. Au't Gtnl Sup't -infjlelri.
ay
18 4
At iniH' ,©f
P. VO LNET,
PThird
tACTICAL DTEE AND SCOURER,
Street, betweast^lfain
lb*
0, 62.
CAD^ft PECK,
DXALBM IX
A W A E
—A8KT8
»OB—
Fairbanks? Scale*,
COB. FOURTH A MAT* STS.,
KEOKUK, IOWA.
Spades and Shovels, a full assort
m-nt, rtctired by CAD* PKCK,
CHAMPION
m*}
MAGIC
eW
A CERTAI* ASP SPEEDY CCHJC far
tk* f«U«wlag Dlscaaea
tteaaatjM,8ttff Liinf*. NmrVfta. Nfrrtni TTratlafhit
Fatoey, Crimp*. 8w»!l«J Jo nU,
ntm,
Sor« fce«. fcr',(nioii« W bK» Swelling,
Barn«,
tt-
nu» W«.k Brk. «j.inal
AfrcUoo* and otber
FEMALE DISEASES.
Vor
aal« br ail rwrxtta! le Drrjepiu.
Price. 91.OO per Bottle.
The Grease't Chemiva! Worvi-rof the
Age
Electricity in Liquid Form!
f»B BILliTISe PAIX1 IT HAS *9 EQtlL! I!
TO RB L'SKD OXLT A3 A BATI1ISO LOTION.
Pr»par«l aci told 1/ tfc«
Morrcll ElectroBtfaaUc V1«MCamp'j!
OSes »n1 Dfjnt, 1S8 Eaolojpb Si., CtnCAlO, ILL.
KEHBdT A. BIACN, TreTc.ing Ag*Dt
Yeast
for the Con-
[majS-dlf
CaU.o.
1. B. STR ATTO.VS
SUPERIOR YEAST CAKE
THE BEST IX ISE.
VanuM satisfactory la every respect.
Ft .,! by alt ,mr HETML r/ry ROCERS.
«fr» BODEHTSOS A VLBER8.
LAND FOR SALE
In Hancock County, III.
"I rk ACHES, in the City of Hamilton, well
JLvF nested for 'Import.
B-4 ACKFS ..f Pr* :)e. tn i rtirie .«n-bip.
S3 ACKR9 adrinDf lli«*il!«( e of O*k*ood,0B wMcb
tfe*re i» kvndral Aptle Trws, which li*re ioclcom
m*D ed hrartng. The «i|| be n i at a l-argain.—
Apply MiJf MOR-iE.
apr.*-dlm Oakwood, Co, lit.
Dry Goods and Millinery!
FIXE aud carofullv selected stock of
SPRING AND SI MMKROO'D5.
SHAWLS, R«H|UINK3 it 8ACQOK8,
IOWA,
in
arrive, for
m.ylS
store acd to
WILKINSON, BABTLETT A CO.
RANDIES.—A Mgnftte,
pale and dark, for sals by
WILKINSON, BABTLETT
maylS
h. CO.
/ram Tolsdo to Wuittippi River,
CHAHGE OF TIflB HAT 13U.
Two Paaaenger Trains ltti« Hamilton daily as fol
lows:
LUTt HAE1LTO*. AStlVBAT H4MILTO*.
Mail No i „3.-58 I Mail No. S i(0
CzpreaaNo 4 .2:40 A Kxpreas No. 1 -J.M) i II
freiglit No. 6 2.10 Frelnht No 6—. 9:30 A
Mail Tr\lti leaves Hamilton Sunday P. H. instead of
Saturday.
P»»«eng*ri laaTlne Hamilton at 2:40 A M. will pi
through lo ST. l.OUC TN TKN H^URS and leave
of
lace mantillas,
kiuti furnished and triuimedlta or-
rfrr.
tudftire oo U.gh Street, between Sth an.)
fttk
and Cloth.
etc.
DRESS GOODI
all kioHa ri^»r_T. ttc A fittrtockof
llnerjr 6«odi, wbirh
AUCTION SALE
Government Property.
Ami. QrAxtt* Murm's Orrto.
tfhYtmnmr,
Iowa. May
TVITX
k
CO
S, 18W.)
oTl at public auction, at KEOKUK,
On Wednesday, May 16th, 1§66,
n* fbtlowiag described property,
vis :.
W'4 COBDS OF WOOD.
23U tie. OF COJUt.
2T4* HAT.
a^Sale
to
eomm 9re at in
IIVIY.
o'clock
a. «.
Tiaitt—Cash. inOovemment
fond?, on day of
i«Tf»t wb^n t%ken
IWnfa, Muaamib, Olira,
and Jokaaoa
Faed Isrs.
IWlfcllg aa4 B^franiaff
QT Saatleaiaa's
clothes acatly Job*. The paille may
nty rm UkII work hsiug
don* ta the
smI i «lwtUlt
vorkw»Wto(iuniw, tai fmMtnally.
site.
By order of Qaartar Matter Ueoer l.
J. W.
PKABMAN,
msy9-dTt Cap I. i A. Q. M.
S. VAN GRIEKEN'S
Photograph & Arabrotype
GALLERY,
St
Lonit «t 4:30 P. M., will arrive at Uimilton StSO A SI.,
withoat cbange.
Fan aaaa aa by Bast.
This new and short ronte-offers greater indncemeBts
than any c'jw.lt being so much
TBS SBORTBST & MOST OIBBOT
No. 81 Main Street,
KEOKUK, IOWA.
WOULD respectfully call the attention of
nijr cnftorDcrii
an-!
th* io to my mii
provH fr- ('OPTTNO pv-1 KNL^*«0*Nrt oM
Dbgiaerreotrp t, Arabr^tvoes *o«J Ph U«
parvKii, tiTin/ liit^ly
of Je-
to
thU p*rttc«1ftr
my rxiftchfn^ry kt
bnncb cfmy I »in now pi*.
r«redtom«k®
BN(
AnO«D
PnOTJQR&PHIO COPIK3
from
Itf*.
S VAN 0RIKKEK.
BR. J. F. WAVLAXD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OFFERSofhis
Professional Service* to the
citiien*
KeoLok.
aVRaaidecce
on the Comer cf Xtghth
O E O I S
HAS
removed his Office and Residence to
Fourth Btraat, between Miin and aioodMU, where
ha may he consulted, or orders left at all boon
attention
pair!In the
iHeiMI
asd Childrea,
next to
ef
aad Chronic
KEOKTO MUSIC ST0S1
-Of-
I K A E
Largest West of St. LoiiU!
Whars Bay bs Coaad a larg*stock of tk*
Finest Pianos Manufactured
HI HAS OOMTASTtT OW IIAXD TOl PIA*0l
co
For OaJUri,
Cog Wheel Clothes Wringer,
ahead of all other*, for tate by CADV A CEClt.
9
Ruffle Fluting Irons, for sale by
CaDY FECK.
LEATHER
and Rub)«r Belting Gum sod Hemp
PfctkiDf, for sale bj CADY 4 FECK
BA8.-4 BOOKS, Hedge *n4 Prnol-r S'rar*. for sale
by [mavtMlt ClDY k PICft.
S'
Timet
CTTIIES, Snathf, RakM, Kork and a full mnrtinont
of Agricultural IaplamMta, for aaletry
C-iliY
WATKRMAX'n
k
PECK.
fiiwt Cait Iron Bak* Paa*, for
Graham Cakaa, for aale by
•ajSd CADT A PICK.
""j***,
VI. KHABB, Baltlmna,
KlLLAil, Boatoa.
O O K A E '8
Also for tha best OKOA58, DASMOKTirMS and MELO
DBUM8 of mak«it aod for aayasd ail kla^
of Maiial laatnn«ftt«.
O O K A E S
elftnot sod Utett ityle
of
call atUDtion alto to
P1«bo CoTen,
Tloiln •tnnir*, Sbeet Music, OiMittl fUso-forU ifn
•trnctioQ Book», *c., Ac.

tb*
Watch and Jewelry Department.
Of thishotise. lie has angered In tiila de i»r*TifUi tha
awrtceaof Mr.PKCK, aeomp«ieDt akinr .l work
lie wil! ?i*e particnlar atfDtion ts Tntiini I*an*L
ti-po'cbw ^d s&««2
Second-liaDd Piano.. He solicits a ror«'Intj»nee or tk*
liberal ^trooage hitherto girm tin t,y aBprertatiiW
Public. Bl.jS-diW
HAMBDEK KIEL,
&
HO 89 HALY4Tn
M£eo kuk tou a
OFFERS
to the trade a full and completa
uwt^tst ef Hardware, wbimisf a lai|« Meek »f
ENGLISH AHD AMEBIC AN
Table and Pocket Cutlery,
fiho* 1»,
?*a«»f ^pa'est
AUSTTI,
tf
p,
Kor.« ».(,e«,
C~ H:i:«,
PTO-. t,
l.
li^^uis,
tk
Ixki,
Ut/ fa
V.,, I »,-K
Fad Iioos,
Chain*,
Bnai.h«,
itutu. A**,
--•re*
If?'.
Tack*. Ueiif,
Tofwthtr wtth a fa!T rarlety tT ctier "arHclti la h«
Hardware Itsa
At the Lowest Market] Rates.
Aa I boy my
£V*ij dirwt from
*&-i f^r oim} I am ro oflrr u.dvfci DU to
{•mhwi ubftorHft***'* !•j auy liutue in Ibe -st.
Ad
vxamicatiou of my ttcck y
UAMCDtN BCKL.
I E S I E
20,000
Tons of Clear Ice
SEASON OF 18661
II
AVING built a large Ice-house on tha
raer of Fifth a&4 Bank and fli»#d it witb
oxjBAH. PTTRH ICE,
We a
rt pn
aroj
wll la qiMtltifi 10 iatt ai Bate*,
Ani, a* heretofore, GTAR4NTFE A JILL gCfPtT
for th+ whole te«f :i of five nth«.
The •ea^-'n l-egirj# vn th- J&ih of Miy.acd rn tfc*
15th of iXtol-er. 8m cd cn tome's turn
month* «t the ume rs(^« a1*cbarirkd f-r :r mutu i
jair. Or lern *t R' b-rt-oa"A Albert' rr CtX A
viD*«.eoro«r fifth sni Ma-n itreet** aitl r*ctire Lnxn
utentton. aputi-dlm 00I.L1E k bEKKY.
Bassini's Art of Singing!
Am A&a Ttival, Piiyti /'•jtcal acd FracUcal
for
Mil*
Mil]it«n priirhi*inr
the
CULTIVATION OF THE VOICE,
Y A I O A S
IZirZT
IT £.
in Ko
kuk wi I Ju wetl l© exaiuie* P. J. TALL*N,
iu*y3-d Nv.T5 Main »IM b*t. 34 «n-.i
9th
4th.
ST( tt
S '.I! Id.
Tbis w-»rk i4 '-n* cf th^ g-raaf«»^t ••xrelf»*we as a Prsfftt
thor ol8 aLd S. ipDtifir iu«trncti«-n in
tt,*
ralilafion. To s»y that a
»rt .? Vo*
\l
DO
of xl*i- kiod i' 1 a* AO
snperior, »n«ld be to ait
!ut part* I a:u©»
the he*t jodi^ of the m.r.u oiaucl* wsb rmadiii aciait
that it has
qua!.
Prices of B*aatnl*» Method*
CotM^
Abrfdg^l 3 W
BaattnTf laerhod for Tenor Voice.
Comprising all th^ eicpl!entfettnre* of th»abore Bleth
trti lor bo^raLo. l'r:c«« $4 W).
Copiea will be teat by Mail,/ w.'-^u/,n rewfpt of lhe
^PuVi.hedby. nilVRR
a|t2lM!
CO.
237 VI afchiag'ua Street, i otten.
FLOUR SACKS.
I^OTTON, Linen and Paper Floor Bagt, of
beat qnalitjr, (noted and puua.
CiRATiK BiCiS.
Oattea, Linen and Jute—2 besb. ai:i 4 bosh. Qfala
Bafataanj quacutj.
PAPER BAGS.
Floor Sack*, and all siiea Manilla Md Wrqp^lag, far
Grocer* iue,
at manDfacturers' price**
Cotton, Ft*i, Jnte *rJ Pji"" *ing and WWppb it
Taiucs—I to p!j ll -nip fir pactimr *.ol—
C'tt'to snd l.inen SR XK Tii »oJ Tiut UUkcS^ Icf
at tli» Baff Factory, U1
aj rlV (Km
Main Street.
FARM FOR SALE.
3 O A e s
Qfl ACRKS nnd«r fence: 40 tinker mlliTalion 2
y mil«*ifnrn Oowil s Suiion, on the Dm "Di
Valfey Railroad. 64 mil- from Keoknk. *5 pe^ acre.
Kniuire of IIAiiiiftiiAN, KANlLIlt
aprldim
»nl Rvchang*
Btraata. rnaylC
dt)«i
DR. GEO. E. EHINGER,
Wo«»»
dissaasa. jusjlMI«
Tcu! Teas!!
H. choice new aaason Teae,
iiligi«d fttNi wilb are,
15
....
BatiMtU
lir^aiTbj *T^*j aoBaRrs j.\ a AL*A«.
|APLE SUGAE. —10 boxes, ia uaall
ii
MoCB^ftT.
NEW GK06ERY ST03E.
Harlng purchased the stock of
Family Groceries
PonMrlT ownM hr M«wrs. Co!'l.-rs k IMI, we pro?o»
to carry on tse bosio n their slJ ftaai,
COR1EB MAI* A FIFTH STS.
By ctaM attention th* wMt( of oar cQ9VtD^rt «t
hopoto r*ct\r# th# patr»o*ge of arr who &a/ be 1«
of any goods ia our lio** We wui keep oaiti&Uy
taa4
Fresh Butter, Egft, fhforg, lard, Bam,
kla^aaTOOU5TRT p?."DrcE.
OBA8. a C3X
COFFEE AND SU«ARS
AT—
MICED PRMCESn
fff| BAfii WO COFFEE.

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