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Editorial oninoiis or thi lkadiko joubkals VrOR CUBHEJTT TOPICS COMPILED XVKBY PAT FOB THI BVNINJ TELEGRAPH. Poverty anil Hdiry at the South, From the St. Louis Jir2ublican. Numerous aocouuta from the Southern State! Concur in representing the destitution among JKe people as already, thna early in the season, paving reached a degree of suffering and want that is something terrible. A well-informed orreppondent of this paper, who traveled through large portions of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, describes the condition there aa, in many places, very deplorable. The planters, it may be said of all of them, are iankrupt. Not one of them has made hig ex penses the last year. In Northern Mississippi juany of them, being unable to meet their ob ligations, have been sold out by the Sheriff, and are utterly impoverished. In Alabama the case is much the same. In some sections the crops have been unremunerative( and the planters have been unable to pay their hands; nothing was done in the cotton fields, many freedmen were unemployed many of them from necessity, saying nothing of the many Xrho preferred idleness to industry. From .Arkansas and Louisiana there comes up great cry of want and suffering. Affairs in that stricken country are compli cated and made more critical by reason of its egro population. The negroes suffer as well as the whites, and it is something which, now they are free, they cannot oomprehend. Always, heretofore, provide I profusely with the necessaries of life, and expecting that emancipation would feed and clothe them even more abundantly, they wonder and Shake their heads that everything should be reversed and that, instead of being better, they are vastly worse off than they were laetore. What it means they cannot under stand; and many of them can easily be made to believe the worst. Driven by want, partly the effect of their own idleness, but chiefly, perhaps, owing to circumstances which neither white nor black can control, they resort to theft and robbing to supply their Wants. It is, therefore, not surprising that ve have reports of their "robbing and plun dering throughout the country," killing sheep to feed upon, and entering houses to rob them of food and clothing. Iu Arkansas, a grand Jury of one of the largest counties has made a presentation of these outrages, and called on the military authorities for protection. Fears are entertained of a negro insurrection. Proba Hy a general rising of the negroes, intent upon universal robbery, burning and mas sacre, aimed at the property and lives of the Whites, is the only calamity which would be really much worse than the distressing state of things which exists at the South already. And now what will be done with a view to relieve this dijtress and prevent the calamities which are so imminent ? If we could make this appeal to the President, we should have BO doubt of his answer. Immediately mea sures would be taken to show the misled negroes, and especially the white desperadoes Who are misleading them, that they cannot proceed in the line apparently marked out for them with impunity. The military would be used, not to countenance the lawlessness and "violence which are so rampant at the South, liut to repress outrage and wrong-doing. At the same time measures would be taken to provide, in a judicious way, for the wants of Loth black and white, liut we should in Tain appeal to Congress. That body is frightfully insensible and reokless as to the condition of things at the South. Some of its members may well be accused of a desire to revive the horrors of San Domingo at the South. Such men nourish only deadly pas sions of hatred and revenge; and would be glad to see the South a desert. Stevens, But ler, Ashley, Logan, and others of their stamp, are urging policies against the South which lay them open to this charge. Unless the people of the North speak in such thunder tones of rebuke as shall frighten this Congress from its present designs against the South, that section of the country is in danger of be coming a veritable "howling wilderness," or relapsing into the original jungle and den of Wild beasts from which it sprung. Colored Suffrage In New Yorlc. "From the N. Y. Tribune. J A correspondent asks us "in what year Suffrage was conferred on negroes in the State of New York; what was the com plexion of the Legislature, and who was Gov ernor?" Under the first and second Constitutions, or from 1788 to 1823, there was no distinction of color in qualifications for voters; there wa3 a property qualification affecting equally both Whites and blacks; all a negro had to possess Wore than a white man was papers or other Satisfactory evidence that he was a free person and not a slave slaves, of course, did not Vote. The men of the Revolution never doubted the free negro's right to the ballot. But in 1621 a convention was called to revise the Constitution, and then came the clamor of rich versne poor, and a grand movement in favor of abolishing all manner of property qualifications was inaugurated and successfully- carried through so far as white men were concerned; but a colored man was required to possess a freehold estate of $250, to be three J 'ears an inhabitant of the State, and for the ast year of the election district in which he Voted. This Constitution was adopted by a Vote of 74,732 against 41,402. The Constitu tion was again revised in 1840, but the rather feeble effort made to place colored voters on the same hasis with whites met with .very little favor the only modification being'on the minor point of residence. That Constitution (under whloh we now are) was adopted by 221,528 against 92,430. It oannot be fairly charged that any party, as parties now are, is entirely responsible for this invidious discrimination. Attempts have fceenmade to remedy the injustice through the only legal path amending the Constitu tion but thus far without success. The vote In 1846 was 85,400 for, and 224,33(5 against; in 1800 there were 197,503 in favor, and 337J84 opposed. The question Is naturally up again in the E resent Convention, and may in due time oome efore the people; but past experience gives little hope for the friends of impartial suffrage. In the votes noted above, the Democratic party conspicuously opposed the repeal of the property qualification; a few, doubtless, voted the right way, but where one Democrat voted "yes," probably ten Republicans voted "no." Our Senators and Assemblymen have had no direct voice in the matter; the most they could do was to favor the submitting of the question to the people. Whenever that has been pro posed the Rpubllcaus (and before them the W hips) 'have pretty generally favored suoh BubiniHcion, while the Democrats have almost jjjinjBiPujJj gone tbe otr way. THE DAILY m Els' lis National Bank Notee. From the A'. Y. World. We clip the following from the Tt tonne: "As a greenback I a Ualted States note, and not Mm note (if a bank, 11 men one 01 tuo elo- liientsenBenllHl to the nattily of any bnukioit ftTKlem In which the notes are to be panged Into circulation, in Miscount Inn the note of prlva'e pnrlli a. viz : Unit the notes shall be Issued at ihe rink of the bank, not of the Ooverumeut." l!y "the safety of any hanking system," the Tribune evidently means the seourity for the redemption of paper money loaned to the com munity by the banks. But how is the security of a national bank note better thau the security for a greenback We suppose the Tribune would say it is better beoause only the Government is responsible for the green backs, while the property of the bank Issuing it is liable for the note. The idea is, that both the property of the bank and the resources of the Government are pledged to the holder of the notes, who has thus a double security. This is fanciful. The seourity of the holder is neither greater nor less, but precisely the same, whether he possesses greenbacks or bank notes. His sole recourse is to the Gov ernment in both cases. The property of the bank is no security to him; it is only a security to the Uovernment, which pays the circulating notes of a bank failing to redeem them. When a bank fails the Government redeems its notes at once without waiting to dispose of any of the bank property. It is presumed that the deposited bonds will in moat cases be ample to reimburse the Government; but if they should prove insufficient, the Govern ment has a prior and paramount lien on the other assets of the bank. This being the law, the Tribune's argument breaks down. It seems to us a more honest proceeding for a bank to loan actual money, which has cost it something, than to receive interest from the community on its own notes, which cost it nothing. Why should a wealthy far mer, who is so solvent and solid that his equally wealthy neighbor indorses his note for nothing, make a mutual exchange of pro mises to pay with a hank, and pay the bank seven per cent f The farmer is just as good for all his liabilities as the bank is for its. Why then would there not be as much equity ia the bank paying him seven per cent, for the pos session of his note, as in his paying seven per cent, for the notes of the bank ! It is as far from my house to yours as it is from yours to mine. Why are not JJie farmer's promises to pay entitled to be treated as money just aa much as the bank's f The answer will be, that the bank promises to pay on demand, but the borrower not till a stipulated day, and the seven per cent, is a compensation for this constant liability. This is in fact the only real difference; the solvency of the parties being equal, and the things ex changed being as like as a bushel of wheat raised on one farm ia to a bushel of wheat raised on another. So long as specie payments remain suspended, and what is called the loaning of money is the mere exchange of paper promises against other paper promises, why should the knots of men who compose the banking associations have this great advantage over their fellow-citizens ? If, under such cir cumstances, there must be au income from the circulation of promissory notes, the profit ought to be fairly distributed among the whole community. The only practicable method of distribution is to confine this advantage to the notes of the Government, thus saving to the people what is now taken from them by the banks in the mutual exchanges of equally valuable promissory notes of equally solvent parties. Mora Reconstruction Legislation. From the Louisville Courier. Old Thad. Stevens has introduced a bill iu Congress to so amend the Reconstruction laws that the constitutions may be declared carried by a majority of those actually voting. We are not surprised at this. We expected it. There is no deviltry that the miserable old miscegenation leader is not capable of, and no extreme too great for the radical Congressmen where the interests of their party, and conse quently theirown, are involved. In fixing up the first Reconstruction act the purpose of the radical leaders was to radicalize the Southern States by subjecting them to negro domination, but their skill proved not at all commensurate with their malevolence. If they had known how to make their work per fect they would have done it; but as they were not possessed of sufficient sagacity for that, they had to wait until the defect was made apparent, and then they applied themselves again to the task, and after au infinite amount of consultation and discussion, for which the people were roundly taxed, brought forth an amendatory Reconstruction bill. They flattered themselves the job was now complete that not a nail was left undriven, not a chink unclosed. The job was superin tended by Thad. Stevens, and as his journey men, Boutwell, Logan, and the rest, put in the last licks, he hugged himself with devilish glee. But it turns out, after all, that the thing was badly done. The wickedness of Satan en tered into the business, but not his wisdom. Thad. Stevens and his followers are compelled again to mend their job. After all that has been done in the way of "reconstruction" by the Jacobin Congressmen, they now see that they cannot get ,the ten States into the Union with their negro con structed constitutions under the acts as they stand. Under these acts no constitutions can be considered as adopted unless voted for by a majority of the registered voters, and the elec tions for the conventions prove, beyond the possibility of a doubt, that in some of the States at all events such a majority cannot be obtained. Those of the real citizens who were permitted to do so very generally registered, but when the time came for voting at the ille gal elections, they, a3 a rule, scorned to hare anything to do with them; still, under the ar rangement made by Congress, they must be taken into the computation in deciding whether the constitutions are adopted. In the enforce ment of their infamous policy, it becomes ne cessary now to enact another reconstruction bill, providing that the constitutions shall be carried by a majority of those actually par ticipating in the elections. Were ever stu pidity and malevolence so intimately blended before f 1 If there were any sense of decency left among the Congressional Jacobins, they would now give the whole affair up as a bad job; but they will not do it. What is said of old Thad. Stevens will be verified either by him or one of his under-strikers. We have very little doubt that this bill will pasi both Houses of Congress. The bringing in of the Southern States as proposed is a necessity for the radi cal party, and the leaders are fully aware of it. The Presidential election is coming on. By the aid of the electoral votes of the ten Southern States the radioala hope to suoceed, and thus perpetuate their asoendancy in the nation. Without these votes they know the Democracy are sure to get iu their candidate. Therefore it is that they adhere with such dogged tenacity to the reconstruction scheme, despite the unmistakable indioation of popular disapproval constantly brought to their notice. Therefore it is that they wtu U XvusuJ willing C TELEGRAPH PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1807. to incur additional censure by proceeding still 1 further in their usurpation and wrong. On otlier points the Jacobins show themselves not iiiHpn-ible to the opinions of the people; but they are driven to the desperate strait of pile hing forward the maure which has morn than all others turned the people against them. The radical party is doomed. No reconstruc tion legislation, past or prospective, can save ' it. The party which deliberately resorts to usurpation, despotism, aud negro supremacy to perpetuate its power, oannot survive anion,; a people who have any love of freedom or pride of race. The attempt to defeat the will of the United States by usurping the power to negroiae ten States, will go far towards uniting all the white voters against those guilty of it. No Northern man who is true to himself can take pait with those who propose to control the nation by-means of negro votes. Wages and Hours of Labor, From the Xf. Y. lYibune. Congress is righteously bent on retrenching the national expenditures, aud everybody says that is just what ought to be. Bat when we oome to details, all who have established rela tions of suction with the Federal Treasury naturally cry out "Not here I not here 1 flourish your broom somewhere else I" The Department clerks want their "twenty per cent, extra" for another year, though many elements of living are far lower than they have been; new railroads press for grants and guarantees; Seoretary Welles wants forty seven millions wherewith to run the navy in a time of profound peace, when the whole Gov ernment used to be run for a fourth of that sum, within the recollection of most of us. Of course, he won't get it. But we are startled when we read that Congress, aftor resolving to retrench earnestly in this quarter, has re coiled, and concluded to let the workmen in the Navy Yard be kept on two months longer, because work is scarce, and times hard out side. In other words, the Government is to pay money it has not, for work that it don't want, in order to keep certain persons em ployed in the Navy Yards who apprehend that they could find no work or none to their lik ng elsewhere. Against this and all kindred schemes for pauperizing labor, we firmly protest. No true man will wish to be kept at work under such circumstances. If he is to be a pauper, let him be a pauper outright not a pauper in dis guise. And keeping a man at work, not be cause you need his work, but because he needs the pay for it, is pauperizing him making him a dependant, a parasite, a hanger-on, instead of au independent, self-subsisting freeman. It seems to us that the time has fairly come for giving the eight-hour system a fair trial by common consent. That U to say: There being too little work in the cities and most of the manufacturing districts to employ all who are willing to work ten hours per day, let the dav's work he reduced to eight hours with cor responding pay. If this were done, tens of thousands of families would be saved from destitution otherwise inevitable. We never believed nor taught that ten hours' pay could be given or exacted lor eight hours' work. We have never been confident that the time had yet arrived when eight hours' work per dav from those who work at all would suffice. Yet, since the progress of invention, of machinery, of economizing forces, is so rapid and constant, the time mut surely come wherein eight hours' work per day will produce more than twelve hours' work per day onoe did, or than ten hours' work per day now do. May we not now begin to consider when tliia result Is to be attaiued r Human wants multiply and expand with the means of gratifying them. The mechanic of 1807 wears clothes that a king would have esteemed too fine, too oostly, a few oenturies ago. If he spends nothing for alcoholic drinks and other baneful indulgencies, he may soon surround himself with furniture, books, prints. etc. etc., that a nobleman would once have envied. But may he not wisely prefer to live more frugally, less lavishly, than he does, and enjoy more leisure ? When labor shall produce twice its present average product, may not the laboring classes wisely prefer to fare le33 sumptuously and,, tax their powers less severely, and enjoy more of the society of their families and friends more leisure for moral and intellectual improvement ? It does seem to us that it would be wise aud proper, by way of experiment, to retrench the hours of labor for the next two or three months, and thus afford a chance of employ ment to thousands who must otherwise stand idle and co hungry. When spring opens, bringing a large increase of employment on every side, it will be time to consider whether to persist in working snort-time for correspond ing wages, or go back to ten hours and the old wages, if these can be had. But the prospect now is that labor in cities must be cheaper henceforth, or there must be a vast migration from the cities and manufacturing communi ties to the interior and the West a great diver sion of human effort from the workshops and the factories to the improvement and cultiva tion or the sou. A Contest Mot to be Given lip, From the Pittsburg Commercial. Something like one hundred millions of dol lars is lost to the Treasury every year by the whisky frauds. We hear little of similar frauds by shoe, iron, and other manufacturers, and we presume that on them the law is en forced. Can there be a reasonable exouse given for not collecting the whisky tax to the last dollar, and thereby correspondingly re lieve the neoessaries from taxation f The relief from taxation asked for by manufac turers who recently met in Convention is equal to about flSU 000,000. At least one-hall of this might be made up from whisky. We peroeive that the chairman of the whisky men has been called on for his views as to the best way to collect the tax. This looks odd, to say the least, and is likely to result in nothing bene ficial to the revenue, the hrst and second years of the tax the revenue was collected with a tolerable degree of honesty, as the figures show. It would appear that better brains are employed in de vising ways to defraud the reve nue than there are in administering the law. Clearly this being so, the need is better brains on the side of the Government. Jt would be a sad thing to admit that fraud can beat the Government in securing talent, and that it thus wins the day. If it indeed be true that the revenue from whisky has fallen off in consequence of fraud, Congress cannot give np the contest, but is bound to continue it with increased determination. There are good reasons for suspecting that the trouble begins at Washington. Ihe testimony or oommis sioner Rollins is instructive on th's point Millions of revenue, he says, have been lost by putting good men out and bad men iu office. If there are to be any more investiga ting committees, this testimony is highly suggestive. The penalties are in no mauner equal to the offeuse. Let them be Increased ii kU lvlit Utt 1U iai. U4MaUvU peiilous that even bad men will hesitate to l" i vue result should be that revenue an4 whiskv both am l .!,. r.t - I 1. H VUV V. existence, the t-overnmout and humanity nuuiu ie lLuiieiiaei me, gainer. AihUy'a Record, From the Washington Impress. Impeachment is dead, but the impeacher etill live. The "Head Centre" of the rinir. J. M. Ashley, of Ohio, declares in a complimen tary letter to his constituents that in what he did he meant well to his party and his country, that Lis honor ia untarnished, and that it is not worth while, for Republicans at least, to quarrel with him or with those who agree with him. He sajs: "For akllDg Ihe assassination Investigation In my own way and ut my own exnenRe, 1 am ns snilecl iu a most t!lB-tdltablo mauner by He I ubllrau Journals, nuil charged wil h a n attem pt to use the testimony of cinvloied felons to Im peach Mr. Johnson. I hav no apology or ex cuse to offer for anything I have eull or Mono olllclnlly. All I fil Is to be Juilneil by the public reoord I have nindo. J. JM. Asjulky." This last is the very kernel iu the nut. Mr. Ashley is judged by his public reoord, and by it is condemned, lie did labor to involve the President of the United States in the assassi nation plot. He did connive with a peniten tiary witness to convict the Presid -nt of the horrible crime of murdering Mr. Lincoln. He did visit and proffer conditional aid and com fort to this villain aud now that aid hae failed, and two-thirds of his party call him a madman or a fool including, as he says, many of the original impeachers he appeals to his constituents to relieve him from an odium which will last long as he lives, even if it does not follow his memory beyond the grave. Political Reminiscences, From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, Mr. Thurlow Weed is too old and prominent a politician, and ha3 trod upon too many peo ple's corns, to be let alone by them. It has been said that to have devoted friends and bitter enemies is the test of intellectual force and merit. Judged by this standard, Mr. Weed is a most remarkable man, and not the least remarkable act of his whole life was his return to the editorial harness iu the evening of a long life, and the wonderfully vigorous manner in which he defends himself against all manner of assailants. He has shown that he is an ugly customer to deal with, even yet; aud his political reminiscences, of which he has so rich a store, and which make so inte resting a feature of the New York Commercial Advertiser, contain many valuable disclosures with regard to the recent political history of our country, and not unfrequently are the au thor's be6t vindication. Mr. Weed i3 now the oldest of the promi nent participants in the political affairs of the country, and being withal unimpaired iu his mental vigor, it would be very desirable that he should devote the ripeness of his old age to the preparation of a careful and deliberate autobiography. Such a work would be the most valuable legacy he could leave to his country, and the most enduring monument of himself. We hope it may be done, if for no other purpose than to silence the misconcep tions and slanders which have become ourrent concerning various points of political history during the war. Commenting on which, the New York Com mercial Advertiser (T. W.'s organ) has the following : The friend who sends this too flattering article inquires whether the suggestion of an " Autobiography" is likely to be acted upon? Similar suggestions and inquiries have reach ed us from numerous friendly souroes, several of which seem so earnest, that if we were as sure of the soundness of their judgment a3 of the warmth of their friendship, we should be tempted, distrustful as we are of our fitness for the work, to undertake it. We hesitate, because we think that when men publish their personal histories, they ought to have a history. And ours seems too commonnlace and uneventful to render an attempt to invest it with publio interest either sensible or safe. And yet some highly intelligent friends insist that a large amount of material for history, in our possession, ought to be worked up. In deed we were "almost persuaded"" to com mence it two years ago, when the following letter was received : "New York, April 21, 1S0S. Dear Sir: I read a little faster than I recovered vision, your vry lntereKtlng 'Letters from Kurope,' which well deserve a place In every American's library. This Is my oandld Judgment, Inde pendent of the frequent mention In the book, with honor, of my name. Two paragraphs, near the close of the book, describing your first entrance into New York, remind one of Frank lin's entrance Into Philadelphia, and excite the hope that you may favor ibe world with a full biography. I can't exoect to live long enough to read the work; but you can give It the power of exciting thousands of smart boys to conquer difficulties In the career of distinguished use fulness. With great esteem, yours truly, ."Wisfielu Scott. Thurlow Weed, Esq." That we possess a mine of political and lite rary wealth is quite certain. We are fortu nate in a daughter whose least merit oonsists in the care taken of manuscripts, all of which, of the slightest value or interest, for more than forty years, have been thoughtfully preserved. To thirty-five bound volumes of Letters, more than two thousand Letters, arranged alpha betically and filed, are added. Among them are the Letters of De Witt Clinton, Ambrose Spencer, James and William Kent, Charles G. Haines, Generals Peter B. Porter (Senior and Junior), Daniel WebBter, Henry Clay, Wil liam II. Seward, Albert II. Tracy, William II. Maynard, Francis Granger, Gulian C. Ver planok, the brothers John A., Charles, and Kdward King, the Rev. 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GROCrtiSf ETC. JpRESH FltUlTS, WILD BASrr.F.RUll H. rEACHKf), PLUMS TOMATOES IN JAltS AND CANS FOR BALE BY JAIV.EG R. WEBB, 811 WALNUT AND ElttHTII STS. f E V FRUIT. Double and Single Crovn, Layer, 8 edless, and San tana RAJsINB. Cl'BKANW, C1THON OKA NOES, FBUNKM, FlOS, ALMONDS, KTO. ALLi ltT O. BOBEBTS, Dealer In Fine Groceries, 117rp Comer JbLKVKNTH and VINE Bta. GENT.'S FURNISHING GOODS. M EEINO UNDERWEAR IN GREAT VA. riety, lor sale at HOFMANN'H HOSIERY STORE. Merino Undfrwar tor tients. klerlno Underwear tor Youths. Merluo Underwcur Ivr I man la. Merino Unaerwear for Minaes. Merino Underwear lor mdloa. Merino Hone for Ladies. Merino Hose for Mtnse. Merino Hose lor Youths. Merino Ho.se lor liilauU). Merino Hoi-e for Gents. All-wool Pnlrts, wnito. for Genu. All-wool Shirts, scarlet, tor (Junta, All-wool Shirts, grey mixed. All-wool Shirts, blue mixed. All the above, ot superior qualities, for sale at IIOFMANN'M JJO&1EKY kTUKE, 8 8 tuths No. 0 North EIGHTH Street. 3 . 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UANKENEOKUEit, 1 1 aft tsi vioJh Bureau HARDWARE, CUTLERY, ETC. gTAKDBRIDGE, BARR & CO., 1HPOKTKRB OK AND DBALEE8 Uf FOREIGN AND AMERICAN HARDYARE, KO, IS81 91AKKET HT11EET, Offer tor sale a large stock ol Hardware nntl Cutlery, 1UUET1IER WITH lOOO 'KEGS NAILS AT Kfr.UUCEJ) FBICEN. LI7 UisM CUTLERY. A fine assortment of POCKET and TABLE CUTLERY, HAZOKrt, KAV.OR RTROPd. LADIfcd' HtliM- BHEARrl, ETC.i ' T TO L. V. HOLMOIilVB Cutlery Btere, No. li Sooth TENTH street. Three doers above alniuV gROWN'S PATENT COB1BIKED CAKPET-HTBETCIIEB AMD TAtUDBlVEU, With this machine a lady can alone 11164011 and tack down at the same time her carpets as easily m to weep them, saving back -aches, bruised no (en, temper, time, and money. It will stretch all kinds. of carpets without the least daniaf e, better, quicker, and easier than any other Btretober made, and drive from I toSO-oi. tacks with or without leather heads la simple, easily worked, and will l ist a lifetime Agents wanted. Liberal terms given. It Is a njoe machine for ltdW to btH. Fur Macl.lues or Ate net es call on or address It I I.LI AM No, f. Nl'IIElBLE, S. THIRD Hlrwt, IPMlRdu'i'Ula,