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An Independent Family Journal?Devoted to Politics, Literature and General Intelligence.
Sftq ?nitpoh aolechb Intelligencer,
Advertisements inserted at (lie rates of One Dol?
lar per square of twelve lines for the first insertion
ftnd Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion.
Liberal deductions made to those who advertise by
the year.
For announcing a candidate, Five Dollars
in advance.
liegro Suffrage.
The editor ot the Journal of Commerce.
is answering a strong letter from one of
his Radical firends, who had insisted that
emancipation without the ballot would
leave the negro in a worse condition than
he was in a state of slavery, and that the
Federal Government, through whom Iiis
emancipation was obtained, was bound to
protect him in his new character of a
"freedman." To this the editor says:
" We must be pardoned for sugsestina:
that our correspondent's plan of affording
* protection' to the black race is, to use
the mildest term, exceedingly strange and
unintelligible, llow will giving them the
ballot give them protection.? Is it not
rather throwing them into the very vortex
of destruction ? Would it confer any
superior advantages on the present in?
habitants of Ddhomy to give them suf?
frage ? The idea is admitted to be ridicu?
lous. What nations of the earth are at
present to be found to whom even intelli?
gent Americans would recommend giviug
the right of suffrage and self-government
instantly, without preparation, without
other education than they now have ? It
is a burlesque on free government to make
its blessings so cheap, or to regard it as so
easy of management that tiny race or
nation may be at once entrusted with it.
Would any one consent to import iuto this
country to-day some millions ol educated
Frenchmen, Germans, Russians, Turks?
even Englishtneu and Irishmen, and give
. them the right of suffrage at ouce 'i Would
our' correspondent think it right, either
with reference to the immigrants them?
selves or the old citizens of the country ?
The gilt of suffrage to the black race is the
gift of a curse, They are wholly unfit lot
it, and it is like casting your children
into the sea before they have learned to
swim. It it like turning men iuto a room
full of oxygen gas, which is a very good
thing iu its way, and for a few moments
produces brilliant lifo, with all the ap?
pearances of health and prosperity, but
which will result in swilt death.
" lint, says our correspondent, ' mere
emancipation, without the means of pro?
tecting themselves in their new condition,
world be a curse and not a blessing to the
negro, race.' T.ue as gospel. It is a
truth.'?lten stated in these columns, and
equally, true substituting -suffrage' for
" emancipation.7 Suffrage is not protee
tectiou. AlHiiousofemigrants have icsided
in this country for years in prosperous
condition without the right .of suffrage.
-Millions of women and children reside here
iu that stale. The bui;--; is not necessary
to tbeir protection; Heller means are de
S i>ed, namely, wise laws which recognize
their- interior'political couditloi^aud there?
fore -'.protect them. We know not how
many thousand paupers are this winter in
New England poor-hous.es, deprived of the
fight of suffrage, their iab-.r sold at auc?
tion for what ir is \v< >rlh, or themselves
put up at auciiui: to the bidder who will
lake Liiet11 at the cheapest rate. These
arc-perhaps as judicious laws tor.the pro?
tection of the w hue poor of New England
as could be devised. They rest on the
recognition of the plain truth lhat there
are large numbers of men n ho cannot take
care of themselves, who must be protected
and cared for, but -who, ot course, cannot
expect the right of suffrage or sell-govern?
ment. Yet, to quote our correspondent,
these paupers have the same ' moral
right' to suffrage as he or we. This notion
of a moral right to suffrage is untenable.
No such light exists. The right of suf?
frage is derived by grant, not by nature.
It is the creation of law, and in this coun?
try it is possessed only by a small minority
of the population. It should be granted
only to such men as are fit to be governors
of tnemselvcs and their fellow men.
" But, says onr correspondent, ' We
cannot, in common justice, leave them iu
the hands of their late owners.' Why
not? They will be better taken care of by
the laws which Southern men will make
than by the devices of legislators a thou?
sand miles off. They will be iu the same
position with millions here at the North.
The experiment of a few years has proved
;? this for a certainty, that no conceivable
condition can be worse than they arc in
now, with Congress legislating for them
and spending millions to keep them. lias
the terrible contrast never occurred to the
mind of our intelligent correspondent,
that a few years ago-there was not a
poor house in those States, and every black
man, woman and child had employment,
and was-paid for that employment a sup?
port from birth to death, including medi?
cine and nursing iu sickness, with careful
attention in childhood and old age; where?
as now, two years of peace have succeeded
the war, and Congress has to appropriate
millions annually to feed the negroes, and \
yet they perish by thousands from misery,
starvation and neglect. This is not an
argument for returning to slavery, but it
is a strong, and unanswerable argument
against entrusting them with the ballot,
and imagining that this will jc-ove tho
rinedicine for "this awful disease. The
truth may as well he faced first, as last. It
?will become plain in a few years, if it is not
already plain. Instead of seeking to save
negroes from starvation by furnishing them
with printed ballots, they must he regard?
ed somewhat as Massachusetts and Con?
necticut regard paupers. They must be
treated as an inferior race, and furnished
with the protection and guidance of re
strainin"- laws. If a man travel from one
town uT another in New England, the
selectmen watch him, and if they find him j
lazv, shiftless, or only poor without labor, |
they' send him back to the town he came |
from, and that town takes care of him, in !
the poor-house, or by selling his labor un- j
der the poor laws. Liberty has phases
seen in New England which many of our J
theoretical politicians never dreamed of. \
If the Southern negroes are ever to become
voters it should be only after a process of j
education analogous to that imposed by'
law on emigrants. If Mr. Gladstone Iii
self were to remove to New York, 1
would not let him vote until he had fi:
solemnly declared his intention to becoi
a citizen, and then lived among us chou:
years to know something about thc duti
and responsibilities of citizenship.
Wc have thus addressed our remarks
the suggestions of our correspondent.
There are numerous other points of gre
importance which should be regarded
this discussion. We have space only
note them.
"We hear a great deal about justice to tl
negro, but those who arc most earnest f
what they conceive to be that justice, a
obvious of the justice due to the otb
part of the human family. Is there no i
justice in introducing ir.to the splend
labric of American Union a series
States, created by force, governed by
semibarbarous, wholly uneducated race
men, to wield a vast power in the Senat
and House, lo govern New York as well ?
South Carolina"? With all respect to tl
sincere believers in negro suffrage, we pr
nounce it gross and unparalleled injustu
to make this negro race our governor
regulators of the financial, commercial, an
political interests of the city and State <
New York, whatever inay be the argi
ment for giving them local suffrage. ?:
glaring is this injustice that we venture tl:
assurance that even our intelligent co
respondent would not dream of ad vi
eating its propriety. Ile would, at th
most, advocate only his idea of just ic
to the negro and add his regret that i
accomplishing that, he would be con
polled to do injustice to others?a case i
morals long ago settled by the law, 'Nev
er do evil that good may come.' Se vc
thc question for the sake of seeing it in it
proper light. Ry giving thc negroes sn:
frage we place in their hands two kinds 0
power, the one local within their State
the other national over all the laud. Sup
pose those two powers severed, so tba
one grant can be made without thc Othci
Now let it be proposed to grant to tin
negroes of the .South the right of suffira ?ri
in all matters affecting Northern State
and national subjects, but. not for loci
purposes in their own State. Is there all?
man so insane as to imagine any require
incuts of justice which commands us of th<
North thus to make ibis negro race om
governors? lt would be worse than lol
ly, it would bc a stupendous crime agaiusl
every principle of justice and prudence
Does the crime become less, thc injustice
any less glaring, because you add loca
power to your grant of general power:
This is too plain a proposition to need ar?
gument. lt is unanswerable.
" Hut there is a remaining consideratiot
which is of paramount importance. What
right have we at the Non ii todo anything
about tins question of negro sn ?rage at tin
South? None whatever. It we pleat!
thc law of force wc reject the Constitution
which is our safeguard here at. home. Tim
unconstitutionality of these measures is
now confessed in the broadest light of day
by the revolutionary efforts of Congress to
prevent a decision of the Supreme Court
on them. No one pretends now that they
are constitutional. Therefore t hese negro
suffrage laws arc to bc regarded as wrongs
to the whole country, as wrongs to the
negro himself; fatal in t heir effects 011 the
welfare of the black race, and likely to be
more deadly in their effects on liberty in
general, since they are leading to thc de?
struction of the Constitution, the noblest
monument of freedom hitherto devised by
Trials by tiie Militay.?Thc follow?
ing order was issued on Thursday:
Ciiari.kston, S. C., Feb. G. 1SGS.
General Orders No. 18.
I. In trials of offences at common law
or under State statutes, and in trials ot
civil actions, provost courts, military com?
missions and military tribunals, organized
by virtue of authority under the Recon?
struction Acts of Congress, will bc gov?
erned by thc rules of evidence prescribed
by the law of the State in which thc case
is tried.
II. No provost court will entertain ju?
risdiction of any ease, nor will any post
commander refer any case for trial by
any such court, unless it shall appear to
the satisfaction of thc post commander
and shall bo certified by him, either?
First. That the case involves matters of
difference between employer and employ?
ed respecting rights under provisions ol'
military orders ; or,
Second. That, thc proper State authori?
ties have refused or unreasonably failed,
or arc unable to take action needful for
the protection of persons or property, or.
Third. That there is good ground for
believing, upon facts shown, which must
be preserved of record, that impartial
justice cannot bc secured in thc State
courts, by reason of prejudice on account
of race, color or former condition.
Tue Convention Tax.?General Cunby
has ordered assessors of laxes lo add to
their assessments the tax levied by the
Convention for the purpose of paying the
per diem and contingent expenses of that
body. The Treasurer of the State is au?
thorized and directed to pay tho per diem
and mileage of tho delegates, thc contin?
gent expenses and tho compensation of
tiie officers, upon the warrant of the
President in the usual (brm.?Charleston
? A lady, tho Gardiner (Me.) Journal
says, who recently visited a cemetery
with her little daughter, observed on one
of the stones a neatly cut figure of a
horse. Wondering why such an emblem
should bo used, but could not find any
clue to its appropriateness when her little
girl remarked :
I "I presnmo she died of the nightmare.*'
Organize ! Organize!
We think that it is high time for the
white race ot*the South, to organize eve?
rywhere. If they had pursued this poli
| cy before registering took place, and be?
fore the elections held for a convention, it
is more than probable, that few or no con?
ventions would have been held. We are
I aware, that the most potent reason for
their not organizing was, the fear of doing
anything which would bring about an an?
tagonism of races m the South. The in?
terest, as well as the peace of both races,
required that they should live in harmony
together. But this precaution is now at
an end. JJadical emissaries have been sent
through the South, supported by large
contributions of money from the North, to
organize, by secret associations, the black
! race against the white. It is done. We
cannot undo it ; and arc, therefore, com?
pelled to organize, also in selfdefence.
Fortunately, the great question of negro
Suprematy in the South, is not a question
affecting the South only. It is as wide as
the Union of the United States, and the
constitution itself, by which alone, this
Union exists. The people ol the North, in
every cit y, village and hamlet?inhabiting
their mountain sides, or rich valleys?
driving their factories or ploughing their
fields, are equally interested. The wild
cries of revolution, which are now heard
in the walls of the capitol at Washington,
demanding negro supremacy at the South,
also cries nloud for a fierce despotism over
tlie North, by the overthrow of the con?
stitution. None of its sacred guarantees,
stand in their way. The powers of the
legislature in Congress, is in the hands of
a secret tyrannical caucus. The powers
<it' the executive, and of the judiciary, are
to be destroyed ; and the army of the
United States is to be used, by a congres?
sional dictator, to carry out their despotic
behests by the sword. Thus, the winde
structure of the Government of the Uni?
ted States,?the Union,?the Constitu?
tion,?and all the great principles of free
government, it establishes, are involved in
the subjection of the white race of tho
South, to negro domination.
The Northern people, are everywhere
arousing themselves for the great and vi?
tal conflict. Does it become tge white
race of the South to be passive : Here, its
lirs! terrible strife and ruin, is to be real?
ized. We are the immediate victims of
its tyrannical experiments. We will par?
ticipate with the North in the loss of all
liberty; and the foul despotism which
wiil be spread over the whole of the Uni?
ted Stales; but the immediate practical
effects of neuro rule, will be peculiarly
otns. The whole property of the South?
ern States, will be put into the hands of
negroes, to be disposed of according to
tiieir discretion. "1 hose who own no prop
r.y, are i>> lay sill taxes on property. The
justice of the country, is to be adminis?
tered by negro judge:- and negro juries?
t he police of the country?ami, its militia,
to be regulated, so as to administer to ne?
gro interests and negro supremacy ; and
the white race, will thus be forced to fight
out their self-protection, or leave the coun?
Now, with such momentous issues be?
fore the white people of the South,?can
they with ony safety, any longer postpone
organizing themselves for the protection
of their lives, liberties and country?
The condition of things throughout the
United Stales, clearly indicate what kind
of organization they should establish. It
ought to be in unison and association with
the great party at the North, which is
contending in the same great cause.?
Whether called Conservatives or Demo?
crats, makes no great difference. The
principles avowed by this great party at
the North, are undoubtedly those of the
Democratic party of the United States.
They demand :i limited Federal Govern?
ment at Washington. They require the
existence of the Slates, with all their re?
served rights under the constitution. They
resist consolidation, and the despotism it
inevitably establishes :?and they insist on
I the preservation and perpetuation of the
free government, they have inherited from
their ancestors. "We, of the white race of
the South, should be in close and corres?
ponding association with this great party.
Our policy in the South, should be large?
ly regulated by theirs in the North. To
know their policy, and to know our own ;
to act. together with them, and to obtain
a common triumph over our common ene?
mies?(the enemies of our rare and of free
government in the world.) we must organ?
ize associations or clubs all over the South.
Men of the white race ol South Caroli?
na! will you not band yourselves together,
to save yourselves and your country ? In
every district, parish, county, village and
town in South Carolina,?will you not or?
ganize yourselves into Democratic or Con?
servative associations? in this way only,
can you put yourselves into close affinity
with the great party at the North, strug?
gling for your own rights, and struggling
lot their otfrt, in the grand faith, of the
righteous omnipotence of justice and the
constitution, lie patient, yet active?be
resolute, but politic,?have faith in God
and your future high destinies, although
dark now, yet litted to illume the world?
and you shall not fail. .Men of the white
race, of South Carolina!?organize!?or?
ganize !?organize!?Charleston Mercury.
? A Dutch member ot the Pennsylva?
nia Legislature on his return home after
! t he adjournment of that bod}-, was asked
I by one of his constituents what had been
i done during the session. 'T don't know
? (he replied) vot do oders do?but for my
, self, I clear von hundred dollar by it."
j ?" Whv arc women like churches?"
: Firstly, because there is no living without
one; secondly, becauso there is many
; aspire to them ; thirdly, because- they are
objects of adoration, and lastly, but by no
means least, becauso thoy havo a loud
clapper in their upper story.
The Proposed Constitution.
Thc Charleston pap?is ol hist Thu ret'
contain thc "Declaration o/' Plights ti
j form of Government as the Constituti
of the common wealth of Soul h Carolin;
reported by various Committees in t
Convention on the preceding day. .
tbcro is likely to bc an extended disci
sion of its merits, and many changes ai
modifications insertod, ive can only pi
sent thc following synopsis nf the
lengthy documents, copied from tl
Charleston XtetCS :
The existing Constitution of tlie Sta
.is proposed to be materially change
both as regards matter and arrange m en
First, it is set forth that-'all men are hoi
free and equal j" second, that slavery slit
not hereafter exist j third, that power
vested in and deprived only from the po
plc; fourth, that thc doctrine of Stat
rights is forever dead and buried : fill
that under no pretext shall another a
tempt, be made to dissolve the Union ; an
sixth, that all citizens shall possess cqu
civil and political rights. Hereafter t
person shall be imprisoned for debt, an
a homestead shall be exempted froi
seizure or sale. Private and corporal
property is to be inviolate, yet laws ma
be made securing right of way over lani
of either persons or corporations for pu
poses of internal improvement, but a jiu
compensation, in all cases, is first to h
made to thc owners. It is provided thu
thc power of suspending the laws ougli
never to be exercised, save by the Legi:
Inturc, or the authority derived I rom i
Neither the legislative, executive norji
diebil department ol' thc Govern mein
shall in any wise trench upon the furn
tions and powers of the others. .Anv ii
dividual who shall fight a duel, or send o
accept a challenge, or is in any way coi
cerned in fighting a duel, is prescribe?
from holding any office of honor or I rus
in thc Stale, besides making him liable t
such other punishment as the law ma;
No property qualification shall be nc
cessa ry for an election to or tho Imidin*
nf any o Ince. No office is to he created
the appointment to which shall be for
longer time than during good behavioi
All navigable streams are to be publi
highways, free to the citizens of the Uni lei
Stales, without any imposition of tax o
toll, and no owner of a wharf, erected m
the shores of a navigable stream, is pel
milted to charge fur the use of said wharf
unless expressly authorized to du su bj
the L?gislature.
Thc judicial power is vested in a Su
promo Court, in two Circuit Courts?ti
wit : a Court of Common Pleas bavin;
civil jurisdiction, and Court of Genera
Sessions having criminal jurisdiction on
ly?and in District ?ind Probate Court.?
and Justices of the Peace. The Stipivnu
Court is to consist of ?bree judges, win
are to be elected by thc General As.-em
lily for the tenn of six years, and so das
sifted that one of the judges shall go out
of office every two years, the judge hold
ing tho shortest term of office under this
classification to be tho Chief Justice du
ring his tenu ol'office. Jt provides foi
filling all vacancies thal may occur, thc
circuits which each judge shall occupy,
and the jurisdiction which each judge
shall exercise. The circuit judge is lo be
elected by the people of his circuit, and
shall hold office for the tenn of four years.
The Courts ot Common Pleas arc to sit
in each judicial district at least twice a
year, and to have full jurisdiction in all
matters of equity. But the courts now
established for that purpose shall continue
as at present organized until January 1,
ISO!), lor the disposition of causes pending
therein. Tho Court of General Sessions
shall sit at least three times a year for
the trial of criminal causes Tho election
by the people of each judicial district ol
three persons who shall constitute a Dis?
trict Court, which shall have full jurisdic?
tion over roads, highways, ferries, bridges,
and all matters relating to taxes, and the
locaj concerns of the District. A Court
of Probate is also to bo established in
each District, and tho people aro to elect
justices of the peace and constables, who
rna}- hold office for the term of two years.
No person who has arrived at the age ol'
seventy can bo elected or continued in ol
ficc as a judge, and no judge shall charge
juries in respect to matters of fact, but
may state thc testimony and declare the
law. Necessary provisions are made for
thc election of clerks ol courts, an attor?
ney-general, ono solicitor of each circuit,
sheriffs, coroners and district surveyors.
Tho en i ire legal machinery of the Slate,
with but low exceptions, is to bo created
bv votes of tho people.
"lt is provided that tho General Assem?
bly shall revise the civil and criminal
laws of tho State and form a penal code,
and that this operation shall be repeated
every ten years. The form of pleading is
to lie made uniform, and the prac tic re?
vised and simplified. Tho Governor, is
connected with two-thirds of each house
ot the General Assembly, may remove
any executive or judicial officer for wil?
ful neglect of duty. The House of Rep?
resentatives is vested with tho sole power
of impeachment, and any officer ?inpeach?
ed shall be suspended from office until
judgment shall have been pronounced.
All impeachments to bo tried by the
Thc report of the Committee on Edu?
cation provides for the appointment of a
State Superintendent, to he elected by tho
people, and a School Commissioner for
each District, who, together, are to con?
stitute a beard. The State is to be di?
vided into sein?'! districts, and lite com?
pulsory attendance at free schools of all
children between six and sixteen years of
age, for at lea6t twenty-four months, is
ordained. To support lree schools, there
shall be a poll-tax of $1. There shall be
a Slate school for the reform of juvenile
offender*, and un agricultural college; and
I all public schools, colleges and universities
of this Stale. supported by the public
i funds, shall he open to all children, with?
out regard to race or color.
Murder of Mb.J. Fr?ser Matth ewes,
Jr.?On Tuesday last a cold-blooded and
dastardly murder was perpetrated near
Beaufort in this State, under circumstances
which make the crime peculiarly heinous.
It appears that the plantation ol Mr.
DeSaussure, near Beaufort, has not been
planted since the war. but lias been occu?
pied by a gang of negroes who have lived
by pillaging und stealing, and who had
made themselves the terror of the neigh?
borhood. The gang had an especial
fondness for horses and mules, and when
an animal was suddenly missing, it was
assumed that it hail fallen into the hands
of the negro land-sharks.
Mr. J. Eraser Matthewes was living on
the Coosaw plantation, and lost some
mules. As soon as the loss was discovered
it was suggested that the land-sharks had
them, and Mr. Mathewes determined to
make an attempt to recover his property,
with the sanction and under authority of
the law. He accordingly procured the
assistance of a constable and a posse of
four colored men, and thus accompanied
went out to the DeSaussure plantation.
When the party reached the plantation
they found gathered together the whole
of the able-bodied negroes who made the
place their habitual headquarters. The
constable endeavored to arrest the per?
sons against whom information was laid,
but met with resistance. At this moment
the posse took to their heels, leaving the
two white men alone with the infuriated
mob. It was impossible to make the ar?
rest, and the negroes, excited by tbeir
numerciul superiority, rapidly became in
Solcnl. One ol them suddenly seized Mr.
Matthewes. and another wrested his -run
from his grasp. The poor vict im was now
unarmed. He knew that he was power?
less, but he oi.ly said, with perfect cool?
ness. -I am unarmed. Do not shoot,"and
then walked away. This appeal was of
no avail. The thirst for blood was aroused,
and, while Mr. Matthewes was walking
away, the negro who had taken the gun
took deliberate aim at d tired, the load
lodging in the head of Mr. Mathewes and
hilling him instantly. The negroes Were
now satisfied. They had killed an un?
armed man with his own gun. and the}"
Soon afterwards Jno. F. PortcMtts, Esq..
heard of the bloody deed, ami went to
Beaufort lo cause the arrest ot the guilty
parties, lie found, however, that he had
been anticipated, and that the negro who
fired the lalal shot had reported the cir?
cumstances to the military authorities
with the statement that he killed Ml*.
.Matthewes in .sell defence.
This is all that is known; hut it is
enough io make one believe that the mur?
der was without any shadow ot justifica?
tion, and that there is no truth in the one
sided statements made by the murderer
Mr. Matthewes was a young man oi
line promise, and was n gallant soldier in
tile Confederate army, having particular?
ly distinguished himsell at Batter}' Wag?
ner ? (. has. AVi/*s, ~th mat.
Raise Provisions.?In the Southern
Cultivator, for February, we find the fol?
lowing timely advice, which we commend
to our planters and larmers:
Do not forget that cotton is heavily
taxed, and that the great need of the
South, at present, is an abundance ot pro-,
visions. With well supplied barns and
granaries, commercial independence, at
least, is .secured. The operations of this
month enter largely into the food ques?
tion. The oat crop is to he sown, and in
this- latitude, if the weather is favorable*
and ground in good condition, the middle
of the month is about the lime to begin
the work. We would again urge our
friends to sow very largely ol this valuable
grain. During the last year, ii has com?
manded a very fine -price? some cases ap?
proximating that of cornj the labor re
quired by the crop is comparatively light ;
the yield is usually large, when the qual?
ity ol the laud upon which it grows is
considered, and there is no better food for
horses, cows and stuck of every kind.
Not only sow a large breadth nl land, but
take pains and put the crop in nicely.
Experience has pretty generally decided
in favor of covering ihisgrain with a turn
plow. Take as much pains as you would
with a wheat crop ; d<> not think because
this is a hardy, I Ii fitly plant, which will
do something even on a poor halt-plowed
field, that therefore it will not bear good
treatment. Just think of 4(J. GO, or 80
bushels per acre, as is the case in Scot?
land, and even as far South as France.
? " CntTec, whut do you think do mose
useful oh de plaunets?tie sun or the
moon ? " " Well. Sambo. 1 link tie moon,
orter take de fus rank in dat ar' lieku-j
lar." ''Why you think so. CntTec?"
" Well. I teli yon. k?se she shines by night
when we want light, and the sun shines
by flay when we do not
_ fa reply to a request for a testimo?
nial as to the merits of a clothes wringer,
the following was sent: -1 bought your
clothes wringer ami 1 am immensely
pleased with it. I bought a jag ? i' wood
which prove! to he green and unfit to
burn. 1 run the wh??le load <>l wood
through your clot lies wringer, and I have
used the wood for kindling ever since."
? A militia officer, in Philadelphia,
said to a neuro?-Let's take a drink."?
Cuff:?-'Well, dere is some niggers so cus?
sed proud de\ won't drink wid :i inili? n>us
ossifer; but my principle is dis?I'll drink
wid any man so he is honeet."
The Intelligencer Jo? Oiiice,
ITavinj: recently made considerable addition* io
tliis department, wt- nr.- prep-red to execute
In the neatest style and on the most reasonable
terras. Legal Clanks, Hill Heads, rosters, Cards,
Handbills. Pamphlets, Labels, and i:i rHer. eTery
style of work usually doue in n country Printing
Ssif In al! c?s.->:, ;!;o money ~i';I hi required
upon delivery r.r the work. Orders, accompanied
with the cash wsll jv.. ..;
? rat)! attention.
I \\ AsitixtiTo.v. February 4".
' The President and Stanton had neither
'. written nur personal conversation since
August 12th. The ['resident's letter to
' Grant, on January eon tains this para
: graph. ?? Yon hud found in our first con
i fereiicc that I was desirous of keeping Mr.
! Stanton out ot ofliee, whether sustained
j in his suspension or not. You know what
I reasons had induced tne to ask from you
! a promise. Von also knew that, in case
your views oi duty did tmr. accord with
my convictions, it was my purpose to Mil
your place by another appointment. Even
ignoring the existence of u positive under?
standing between us. these conclusions
were plainly dedueible from our various
I conversations. Jt is certain, however,
that, even under t hese circumstances, you
did not offer to return I he place to my
possession, but according to your own
j statements, placed yourself it: a position
j where, could J have anticipated your ac
j tioti, 1 would have been compelled to ask
j of you what 1 was compelled to ask of
your predecessor in the War-Department,
namely, a letter of resignation; or else to
resort to the more disagreeable expedient
of suspending you by a successor."
Grant's letter, of February 3, alluding
to the President's letter ol January -31
and the news] apcr articles, says : ''It is
a statement somewhat more in detail of
the many and gross misrepresentations
contained in these articles, and which iny
statement of the facts se; forth in my let?
ter of the 2i<ih tilt., was intended to cor?
rect; and 1 here reassert the correctness
of m\ statements in that letter, anything
in yours in reply notwithstanding."
General Longstreet in New York.?
A New York letter says : 1 had the pleas?
ure oi ;.n hour's conversation with Gen?
eral Longstreet this afternoon. The Gen?
eral has been two weeks in New York,
solely on business. He did not expect to
be detained so long, bat the matters de?
manding his attention are now nearly
settled, ar.d he will soon return to New
Orleans. He lias been visited by a num?
ber of prominent gentlemen, among them
several who desired to talk polities, with
him, but on this subject he has preferred
to say little. I am surprised to iind a
man of his fame so youthful in appear?
ance. Kc dot s not look over forty-five-;
his cheeks, full and without a wrinkle,
are as ruddy as a boy's, and though his
hair and the beard on the lower part of
his face are liberally sprinkled with gray,
he lias all the appearance of a man in tho
very midsummer of life. He converses
in a low clear tone, giving his views in
plain, concise sentences, and in a manner
so unobtrusive that the person he ad
dresses can hardly imagine he is listening
to the Lunotis General Longs tree & A
moment's conversation with him shows
that he i< a true gentleman, and a man
possessing the best quality of common
sense. Many may doubt the wisdom of
his political views, bur. his unselfishness
and sincerity should not be questioned.
Speaking of my impressions alone, with?
out implying anything in the conversa?
tion. I do not believe any position that
could be oliered him would induce General
Longstreet to leave private for political
? Mrs. }[-. a young mother, was
exhibiting with commendable, pride to a
number of admiring friends her first baby.
Finally, approaching little Dan. a boy of
five years, the happy parent said, "Dan,
isn' this a dear little baby?" Dan hesita?
ted a moment, turned up his eyes and an?
swered, Yes, but it's bald headed.''
? Dutchman?"Gute Morgen, Patrie,
how you tuz."
Irishman?"Morning till ye. JIans,
think ye'll get rain the day?"
Dutchman??? J guass not?ye never
had much rain in ferry try dime.''
Irishman?" Faith, unyo'ro right there
JIans; and thin, wheniver it gits in the
way o' rainin', the divil a drop o' dry
weather will wo git as long as the wet
spell howlds."
? Said a fond mother to a young hope?
ful of eight: ''Tommy, my boy. fetch in
a stick of wood." "Ah! my dear, re?
sponded the. youth, ??the grammatical
portion of your education has been sadly
neglected ; you should have said : ??Thom?
as, my son, transport from that recumbent
collection of combustible material upon
the thresh hold of this edifice, one of tho
curtailed excrescences ol' a defunct log."
? Drown the other day. while looking
at the skeleton of a donkey, made a very
natural quotation. "Ah."' said he. "We
are fearfully and wonderfully made."
? When a rogue means to niter a worse
lie than usual, ho generally prefaces it
with, "To tell you the truth."
? A southern editor calls "Walrtisaia"
"Dam-long vvay-offski."
? A bad husband beats his wife, and a
very bad wile beats the devil.
? What nose is more brilliant than a
toper's nose? Why. volea-nos to he sure.
Pat remarks that the chief glow of each
comes from the '?crater/'
? A down-east paper, in pulling off a
certain soap, says it is the "best ever
used for cleaning :i dirty man's lace. V\ o
have tried it and therefore ought to know."
? One of our exchanges says that a
dancing muster in N.?*W York nas intro?
duced the -Kiss Cotillion," in which the
gentlemen always kisses the ladies as they
swing corners.
We arc not much on the dance, but
would like to swing a !??>?.? corners most
awful well.
A man that don't kno enny thing will
tell it the first lime In: ?ots a chance.
EC.I enjoy enny thing m?"ro than tho
prosperity of a good man. it iz the pun
iubaiuut oi. an iniomai ticounurtji.

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