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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKKT.
1778
I
i 1,868
For Presidenli^
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
For vice-President,
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, or MISSOURI.
COLUMBIA.
Sunday Morning:. August 9, 1868.
? ' -..L-i.-;-:-.__
Governor Seymour's Letter Of Ac
c.ep?ancc.
Wo publiflh below Governor Soy
mo ur's formal letter of accepta nco of
the nomination for Preaideni of the
United Skates-an'.abstract of which
appeared in tho Phcenix, of the 6th.
This comprehensive and able exposi?
tion of the issues which now divide
political parties bas fully, justified
tho expectations of the-Democratic
and conservativo masses of 'the ooun
try. The letter -will repay perusal :
UTICA, AugUBt 4, 1868.
GENTLEMEN: When, in the city of
New York, on the 11th of July, in
the presence of a vast multitude, on
behalf of the National ^Democratic
Convention, yon tendered' to me its
unanimous nomination as their can?
didato for the office of President of
the United States, I stated I had no
-words "adequate to express my gra?
titude for the good will and kindness
-which that body baa shown to me.
Its nomination was unsought and un?
expected. It whs my ambition to
take an active part, from which I am
now exoluded, in the great struggle
going on for the restoration of good
government, of peace and prosperity
to our country. But I have been
naught up by the whelming tide
whioh is bearing us on to a great po
iitioal ohange, and I find myself un?
able to resist its pressure. You havo
also given me a copy of the resolu?
tions put forth by the Convention,
showing its position upon all the
great questions which now agitato
the country. As the presiding officer
of that. Convention, I am familiar
with their scope and import; as one
of' its members, I am a party to their
terms. They are in accord with my
views, and I stand upon them in tho
contest' upon which we are now en
tering, and I shall strive to carry
them out in future, wherever I may
bo placed, in political or private
Ufe/'
I then stated that I would send you
these words of acceptance in a letter,
aa is the customary form. I see no
reason, upon reflection, to change or
qualify the terms of my approval of
tue-resolutions of the Convention.
I have delayed the mere formal act
of communicating in writing what I
thus publicly said, for the purpose of
seeing what light tho action of Con?
gress would throw upon the interests
of tho country. Its acts, since the
adjournment of the Convention,
show an alarm lest a change of po?
litical power will giyo to tho people
what they ought to hdve-a clear
statement of what had been done
with tho monoy drawn from them
dnring the past oightyears. Thought
ful men feel that there havo been
wrongs in tho financial management
which hnvo beon kept from the pub
lie knowledge. The Congressional
party has not only allied itself with
military power, whioh is to be brought
to bear directly upon the elections in
many Statos, but it also holds itself
in perpetual session, with the avowed
purpose of making such laws as it
shall see fit, in view of the elections
whioh will take place within a fow
weeks. It did not, therefore, nd
journ, but took a recess, to meet
again if its partizan interosts shall
demand its re-assembling.
Never before, in tho history of our
country, has Congress thu3 taken a
menacing attitude towards its elect?
ors. Under its influence, some of
tho States organized by its agents aro
proposing to deprive the people of
the right to vote for Presidential
olectors, and the first bold stops aro
taken to destroy tho rights of suf?
frage. It is not strange, there?
fore, that thoughtful men seo
in such action the pronf that there
is with those who shape tho policy of
the Republican party, motives
stronger and deeper thau the mero
wish to hold political power; that
thcro is a dread of some exposure
whioh drives them on to acts so des?
perate and impolitic.
Many of tho ablest leaders and
journals of the Republican party
have openly deplored the violence of
Congressional action and its tendency
to keep up discord in our country.
The great interests of our Union
demand peace, order, and a return
to those industrial pursuits without
whioh we cannot maintain the faith
or honor of our Government. Tho
minds of business men aro per?
plexed by uncertainties. Tho hours
of toil of our laborers are lengthened
by tho costs of living made by the
direct and indirect emotions ot Go?
vernment. Our people are harassed
by the heavy and frequent demands
of the tax gatherer. Without dis?
tinction of party, there is a strong
feeling in favor of that line of action
which shall restore order and confi
-? ? ? ? -. 1 "
doDce, and shall lift off the burdens
which now hinder and vex tho indus?
try of the country. Yet, at this
moment, those in power have thrown
|nto the Senate Chamber and Con?
gressional Hall new elements of dis?
cord and violence.
Mon have boen admitted as Repre?
sentatives of some of the Southern
States, with the declaration upon
their lips that they cannot live in the
States they claim to represent with?
out military protection. These men
ure to make laws for tho North, as
well as the South. These men, who,
a few days since, were seekipg.^s
Boppliauts, that Congress would give
them power within their, respective
States, aro, to-day, tho ' masters and
controllers of the actions of those
bodies. Entering them with minde
filled with passions, their first de
mandi) have been that Congress shall
look upon tho States from whicb
they como -as in conditions of ci vi
war; that the majority of their popu
lations, embracing their intelligence
shall be treated as public enemies
that military forces shall be kept up
at the cost of the people of th?
North, and that thero shall bo nc
peace and order at tho South, savi
that which is made by arbitrar
power. "
Every intelligent man knows tba
these men owe. their seats in Con
gress. to the "disorder' in tho South
every man'knows; that they not onl;
owe their prosent position to dis
order, hut that evory motive spring
ing from the1 love of power, of gain
of a 'desire for vengeance, prompt
them to keep tho .South in anarchy
While that exist."', they aro indepoud
eut of tho wills or wishes of thei
fellow-citizens. Whilo | conf usio
reigns, they are tho,dispensers of th
profits and the honors which gro
out of a government of mero forc<
These mea ere now placed in pos
tions wh?ro |hey cannot urge thei
views of policy, but where they ca
enforce them. "When others' shall i
admitted, in this. manner, from tl:
remaining Southern States, althoug
they will have, in truth, no constiti
pnts, they will have moto power i
the Senate than a majoiity of tl
people of tho TJuiou living in nine <
the great States. In vain, tho wisc
members of tho Republican pari
protested against tho policy that lc
to this result.
While the chiefs of tho Into rebe
hon have submitted to tho results
tho war, and aro now quietly angagi
in useful pursuits for the support
themselves and their families, ai
are trying by the force of tht
example to lead back tho people
tho South to the order and industr
not only essential to their well bein
but to the greatness and prosperi
of our common country, wo see th
thoso who, without ability or i
fluence, have been thrown by t
agitations of civil convulsion in
positions of honor and profit, o
striving to keep alive tho liassions
which they owo their elevation. A
they clamorously insist that they t
tho only friends of our Uuiou
Union that can only have a sr
foundation in fraternal regard aud
common desiro to promote the pea*
tho order and tho happiness of
sections of our hind.
Events in Congress, sinco tho i
journment of the Convention, ht
vastly increased tho importance o:
political victory by those who i
seeking to bring back economy, si
plicity, and justice in the administ
tion of our national affairs. Ma
Republicans have heretofore clung
their party, who haye regretted 1
extremes of violenco to which it 1
run. They have cherished a fa
that while the action of their pol
cal friends has been mistaken, th
motives have been good. They m
now seo that tho Republican part^
in that condition that it cannot ca
out a wiso aud peaceful policy, wi
ever its motives may be. It is a n
fortune, not only to the country, 1
to a governing party itself, when
action is unchecked by any forn
opposition. It has been thc mis!
tuno of tho Ropnblicau party, t
tho events of tho past few yours h
given it so much power that it
been ablo to shackle tho Executi
to trammel tho judiciary, and
carry out tho views of tho most
wiso nud violont of its members.
When this state of things exist!
auy pnrty, it has ever been foi
that tho sober judgment of its nb
leaders do not control. There
hardly an ablo man who helpod
build up the Republican organ
tion, who has not within tho \
threo years warned it against its
cosses; who has not been borne d(
and forced to givo up his convicti
of what tho interests of the cour
called for; or, if too patriotic to
this, who has not been driven fi
its ranks. If this has been the <
heretofore, what will bo its ad
now with this now infusion of i
who, without a decent respect for
views of those who had just gi
thom their positions, bogin t!
legislative career with calls for ai
with demands that thoir States s
bo regarded as in a condition of <
war, and with a declaration that <
are ready and anxioas to degrado
President of the United States, wi
ever they can persuade or force (
gress to hiing forward now article
impeachment?
The Republican party, as we
we are, are interested in put
some cho.de upon this violouce.
.
most be olear to every thinking man
that a division of political power
tends to chock the violence of party
action and to assure the penco and
good order of society. The election
of a Democratic Executive and a
majority of Democratic members to
the House of Representatives would
not give to that party organization
the power to make sudden or violent
changes, but it would serve to eheok
those extr?me measures which have
been deplored by the best men of
both political organizations. The
result would' most certainly lead to
that peaceful restoration of the
Union and re-establishment of fra?
ternal relationship whiob the country
desires. I am sure that the best men
of the Republican party deplore ns
deeply as I do the spirit of violence
shown by those recently admitted to
seats in Congress from the South.
The condition of civil war which
they contemplate moat bo abhorrent
to every right-thinking man.
I I have no mere personal wishes
which mislead my judgment in re?
gard to the pending election. No
man who has weighed and measured
the duties of the office of President
of the United States can fail to be
impressed with the cares and toils of
him who is to meet its demands. It
is not merely to float with popular
currents, without a polioy or a pur?
pose. On the contrary, while our
Constitution gives just weight to the
public will, its distinguishing feature
is that it seeks to protect the rights
of minorities. Its greatest glory is
that it puts restraints upon power.
It gives force and form to those max?
ims and prinoiples of civil liberty foi
which the martyrs of freedom have
struggled through ages. It declares
tho right of tho people
"To be secure in their persons,
houses and papers against unreason?
able searches and seizures. Thal
Congress shall make no law respect
ing an establishment of religiou oi
the free exercise thereof, or abridg
ing the freedom of speech or of th?
press, or the right of the people tc
petition for tho redress of grievances
It secures the right of a speedy ant
publia trial by an impartial jury."
No man can rightfully enter upoi
the duties of the Presidential office
unless he is not only willing to carr
out the wishes of tho people ex
pressed iu a constitutional way, bu
is also prepared to stand up for th
rights of minorities. He must b
ready to uphold the freo exercise o
religion. He must denounce mea
sures which would wrong personal o
home rights, or the religious con
soience of tho humblest oitizen c
the land. He must maintain, with
out distinction of creed or national:
ty, all the privileges of America
citizenship.
Tho experience of every publi
mau who has been faithful to hi
trust teaches him that no one can d
the duties of the office of Presiden
unless he is ready, not only to underg
tho falsehoods and abuse of tho bac
but to suffer from the censure of tl
good, who aro misled by prejudice
and misrepresentations. There ai
, no attractions in such positioi
which deceive my judgment, when
say that a great chango is going c
in tho public miud. The mass <
the Republican party are moi
thoughtful, temperate and just thfl
, they were during the excitemcn
, which attended tho progress ar
close of tho civil war. As tho energ
of tho Democratic party sprinj
from their devotion to their cans
and not to their candidates, I ma
i with propriety, speak of the fact tb
i never in the political history of 01
country has the notion of any lil
body been hailed with such univers
and wide-spread enthusiasm as th
, which has been shown in relation
i tho position of tho National Dcm
eratic Convention. With this, tl
candidates had nothing to do. Hi
any others of those names been t
, lected, this spirit would have bei
; perhaps more marked. The zc
and energy of the conservative maas
spring from a desire to mako
desiro to make a chango of politic
policy, and from the confidence tl
they can carry out their purpose.
In this faith they aro strengthen
by tho co-operation of the great bo
of those who served in tho Uni
army during the war. Having giv
nearly 1G,000 commissions to t
officers of that army, I know th
views and wishes. They demand t
Union for which they fought. T
largest meeting of these gallant s
dier8 which ever assembled, was Ix
in Now York, and endorsed the acti
of tho National Convention. Inwoi
instinct with meauing, they cal!
upon the Government to stop in
polioy of hate, discord and disunic
and in terms of fervid eloquoi
they demanded tho restoration of I
rights and liberties of the Americ
people.
When there is such accord betwt
those who proved themselves bn
and self-sacrificing in war, and tin
who aro thoughtful and patriotic
council, I cannot doubt wo shall gi
a political triumph which will rest
oor Union, bring back peace 0
prosperity to our land, and will g
once more tho blessings of a wi
economical and honest Govern mo
I am, gentlemen, truly yours, el
HORATIO SEYMOUR,
To Gen. G. W. Morgan and otlu
committee, etc.
The reward of good works is I
dates-sweet and ripening late.
Corni i-r-Ofnernl rVcnglc.
Tho ?>. affidavits, says the
Cbarlesto os, have been placed
ia om i^. *?u i for publication, as
showing very vividly one scene in tbe
past history of the mau who is now
acting Oomptroller-Geueral of South
Carolina. Only one deduction eau be
drawn from the papers which wo now
publish; and that is; that Neagle
would find a more fitting abiding
place in Major Leo's new building,
on the Western edge of Columbia,
than in the office which has always
hitherto been occupied by honest and
honorable men:
j COPY.]
1, Andrew Detter, a citizen of Gas?
ton County, North Carolina, hereby
certify that Dr. J. L. Neagle, during
the winter of 1858 and 1859, visited
me for the purpose of borrmving
money to tho amount of $100. I
demanded security for a prompt set?
tlement of the note be offered for it.
Tbe said Neagle went off and return?
ed in a few days, and gave me bis
note for the amount, with the name
of E. M. Farris as security. I ac?
cepted the note, and in the course of
i about three months afterwards, I
mentioned the fact to Mr. Farris,
who denied having any knowledge ol
what had been done. Shortly after
that time, Neagle called on me and
settled the note.
(Signed) ANDREW DETTER.
June 23, 18G8.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, GASTO>
COUNTY.-Personally appeared before
me, Capt. E. M. Farris, a citizen o
Gaston County, North Carolina, who
on being duly sworn, says: That it
the month of March, 1859, while h<
was at the house of Andrew Detter
also of Gaston County, North Caro
lina, for the purpose of settling i
note held against him by said Detter
a second note, to the amount o
$95 or a $100 was presented, pur
porting to have been given ti
said Detter by J. L. Neagle, formerl;
a citizen of Gaston County, but rc
cently of York, South Carolina, an<
Comptroller-General elect of the Stat
of South Carolina, with the name o
E. M. Farris as security. Said E. M
Farris knew nothing of this bavin
been done, and says that tho proceed
ings were without his knowledge o
authority, and pronounces it a forge
ry. Said Neagle, when afterward
charged with forgery by said Farrii
plead "guilty," and requested thc
nothing more be said of tho occiv
renee, promising to settle tho not
himself, without delay. After th
Neagle applied to Farris for a ce
tificate to the effect that the matt?
had been finally settled, which Farr
refused to give. He further stat<
that the District Solicitor of Gasto
County had the case in hand, and wi
only prevented from prosecuting
on account of the note having bee
lifted and placed out of tbe way I
Neagle. He further says that he hi
never sigued a note as security f<
Neagle to Detter.
E. M. FARRIS.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, GA
TON COUNTY.-The above certifica
of E. M. Farris was sworn to ar
subscribed before me, D. H. Jenkin
ono of tho acting justices of tl
Peace, in and for said County.
At office, as witness my hand at
teal, this 23d June, 1868.
(Signed) D. H. JENKINS, J. P
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA-GA
TON COUNTY.-I, AmziFord, Clerk
the Court of Pleas and Quarter St
sions for said County, do hereby ce
tify that D. H. Jenkins, whoso nar
appears in the foregoing affidavit, i
and was at the date thereof, an ae
ing Justice of the Peace in and ?
said County, and tho signature pr
porting to be his is genuine.
Given under my hand and seal
office, this 2ith day of June, 18G8.
AMZI FORD, C. C. C.
Upon the above affidavits, the f<
lowing preamble auel resolutio
were adopted by the "Rock Hill Cc
servativo Club:"
Whereas, it appearing by tho a
davit of E. M. Farris, a respectai
citizen of Gaston County, N. <
that J. L. Neagle, Comptroiler-G<
eral elect of tho State of South (
rolinn, did, in tho year 1859, wilfu
and corruptly forge the name of si
E. M. Farris to a certain promisse
note, payable to one Andrew Dett
of the same County; it is, therefo
Resolved, That the said nftidai
with the accompanying statement
Detter, bo transmitted to the Co
manding General of this Militi
District, to tho end that the sa
may be laid before the next Gene
Assembly, and the charges fully fl
publicly investigated.
Resolved, That these proceedir:
bo forwarded by tho Executive Cc
mittee. -
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA-Ye
COUNTY.-Personally appeared bef
me, J. M. Martin, Magistrate in (
for the County afooesaid, Al
Jones, who mnketh oath that
foregoing certificates, affidavits r
resolutions are truo copies of
originals sent Major-General E.
S. Cunby by the "Rock Hill C
servative Club."
ALLEN JONES, Secretary
Sworn to and subscribed bef
me, August 5, 1868.
J. M. MARTIN, Magistrate
Justifia Flat.
MB. EDITOR: Allow me to correct a
mistake in the last issue of the Gleaner.
Alluding to s writer in the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian, you Bay, "he
takes the PAaviKc to task vitb refer?
ence to a paragraph stating that the
catalogue of Erskine College was
printed in Philadelphia, when it could
have been done in this Str.to." The
catalogue alluded to is not one of
Erskine College, but of the Due West
Female College.
Erskine College is an excellent in?
stitution for the education of young
men, and one whose custom it has
never j'et been to patronize Yankee,
in preference to Southern enterprise.
"Immeritos non mis?e necentibus."
ERSKINE.
[A mistake of the types, which we
hope will be excused by the Erskin
ites.-ED. j
Growls from the Beast.
Beast Butler was in town, a day or
two ago, on his way from Washing?
ton to Lowell.
A personal acquaintance accosting
him on the stops of the Hoffman
House, asked him what he thought
of political prospects.
Butlfct.-"Well, things are looking
well enough, but they would look
much better if we hadn't so many
d-d lunatics conueoted with Re?
publican newspapers in this city."
Friend-"Who are the lunatics,
General?"
Butler-"Who? Why, there's old
Greeley, who is eternally making an
ass of himself, especially on the
financial question. His Tribune is
all wrong on the bond business. We
shall lose Ohio, sure, aud I've great
doubt whether we can make much of
a fight even in Pennsylvania."
Friend-"By tho way, General, I
seo the Herald of this morning bas
flopped over again to our side. Ben?
nett is going in strong for Grant.
Isn't that a good sign?"
Butler-"No; it's a d-d bad
sign. The copperheads, I have no
doubt, have hired old Bennett to
oppose Seymour and Blair, as ono of
the most effective modes of electing
them." .
Friend-"I say, General, how
about Now York? Do you think we
can carry New York-tho State, I
mean, not the city?"
Butler-"No, I don't think we can
carry New York; don't think wo can
reverse the 45,000 copperhead ma?
jority against us a year ago. But no
matter. If we can only get Grant
into the White House, by hook or
by crook, we can easily put New
York under martial law, so that Sey?
mour aud his friends will not be able
to do any serious mischief."
Friend-"In that case. General,
where will your place be?"
Butler-"Here, sir; right here!
The Hoffman House will bc my
headquarters. I shall be Military
Governor here. My opportunity will
then have come for settling accounts
with those supporters of Governor
Seymour who pelted me with rotten
eggs in front of the City Hall, two
summers since."
Just at this moment, the laundress
of tho hotel was seen to be carefully
packing up her table linen, at the
samo time that the landlord was
packing up his spoons and plate, as
if some notorious thief was near,
occasioning such a panic among the
bystanders, (who were notified just
then to "beware of pick-pockets,")
that the rest of the conversation was
lost.-JV. Y. Metropolitan Record.
SCANDALOUS-A MARRIED WOMAN
ENTICES A BOY OP SIXTEEN TO ELOPE
WITH HEU.-A woman residing in
Trapman street, the wife of a mem?
ber of the city police force, and the
mother of a family, who did not have
the fear of God befcro her eyes, but
who was cordially seduced and insti?
gated by the devil, brought her wiley
arts to bear upon the son of her
landlady, a boy of sixteen summers,
and enticed him to elope with her.
Before taking her departure, how?
ever, tho abandoned woman, having
an eyo to the main chance, applied
at the Guard House and drew forty
dollars of her husband's pay. The
guiltj' couple embarked yesterday
morning on tho steamer for Balti?
more, without saying a word as to
their intentions or destination. The
woman loft a child of about tbreo
years old to the caro of its father.
[Charleston Courier.
MAD-STONE.-I went to the house
of Mr. Evans, four miles from Mt.
Pulaski, to see the mad-stone applied
to a young mau who bad beon bitten
bj' a mad dog. I always supposed
this stono to be fabulous, but now I
know better. A young mau, aged
seventeen, was suffering from a lit of
hydrophobia. He was strapped to a
chair prepared expressly for tho pur?
pose, aud tho stono applied to his
thumb, where ho bad been bitten. It
adhered eleven times boforo nil the
poison was exhausted. Each time
that it dropped off, it was bathed in
I warm milk, and the poison settled on
the surface in tho way of a green scum.
The stono is a porous one, in shape
resembling the half of an egg. The
hydrophobic young man is now us
well as anybody. Mr. Evans has
made 8600 out of his mad-stono this
summer.-Leiter in St. Louis Times.
Congress Hall, Saratoga, has 100
miles of bell wire. How many belles
hus it?
Iiooal Xtems
Another dull day yesterday in Jan
ney's Hall. Nothing of consequence
transacted.
No DETENTION.-The officers of
the Greenville and Charlotte Bail
reads have sc arranged their ached* V's
that there is no detention in Oolum- 4
bia-close connections being made.
BARJIECCE.-We aro authorized to
state that there will be a barbecue
dinner, at Lightwood Knot Springs,
on Saturday, the 15th instant. Col.
Thomas and other prominent speak?
ers are expected to deliver addresses
on the occasion. A genoral invita?
tion is extended, without respect to
ol na?!, color or politico. Thc com?
mittee consists of Messrs. W. H.
Bligh, J. H. Kinsler and J. Dent.
THE LITERARY PASTIME. ?-We are
in receipt of the first number of this
literary weekly. It is an eight-paged
journal, well-printed and filled with
original articles of merit. The en?
graving of Governor Vance, of North
Carolina, is an excellent likeness. It
is published in Bichmond, and num?
bers some of the best writers iu the
South among its contributors. A.
F. Crutch-field, formerly of the Pe?
tersburg (Va.) Express, ia the propri?
etor.
BELIGIOUS SERVICES Tras DAY.
Trinity Church-Bev. P. J. Shand,
Bector, 10}X a. m. and 5}4 P? m-.
Presbyterian Church-Bev. W. E.
Boggs, lOy, a. m. and 8% p. m.
St. Peter's Church-Bev. J. J.
O'Connell, Pastor, 10 n. m. and 3
p. rn.
Marion Street Church-Bev. N.
Talley, ?O^.? a. m.; Bev. J. L. Dixon,
8.1., P. Ul.
Washington Street Chapel-Bev.
Wm. Martin, lO,1^ a. m. and 5 p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Boom-Bev. A.
B. Bude, 10}? a. m.
Baptist Church-Bev. J. L. Bey
uolds, lOi.i a. m.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from' 8%
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charlestou aud Western mails
are opeu for delivery at ?}..? p. m., and
close at 8% p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8% a. m., close ?% p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
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NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special at
teution is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Bichland Lodge-Funeral.
W. H. Wigg-Ad m v's Notice.
I. Griesshaber-Gorilla.
Swygert & Senn-Groceriesr
C. H. Baldwin-Bevenue.
Henry Summer-Leave of Absence.
Mrs. Zimmerman-School.
C. & S. C. E. B.-New Schedule.
While the unsuspecting King Dun?
can was the recipent of Macbeth's
hospitality-for so tho story runs
the host conspired against the life of
tho guest. With dagger, trembling
in the hand, the bloody intentions
were executed. From that hour
Macbeth's courage failed. To his
stolid wife he commits tho dripping
knife; and she, determined that no
trace of the foul deed shall remain,
and no suspicion attach to h?r lord,
flies to the chamber of the murdered
King, and smears tho sleepy grooms
with blood. 'Twas thus the virago
would point suspioion to the innocent,
and withdraw vengeance from her
own head.
A similar game is being attempted
in the political manipulations of our
day. Kadicalism, with ten thousand
professions of friendship, and while
rendering the air vocal with its pro?
testations of its devotions, lay violent
hands ripon tho Constitution, and
foully murders it in the National
Capitol. The murderers stand aghast
as they contemplate the ruin their
hands have wrought; upon the ins>?
cent and oppressed people of the
South they, in frautic terror, endea?
vor to fix their crime. But the
"damned spot will not out." The
sentinels of Southern freedom do not
sleep at their posts, but aro wide
awake, and no emissary of radicalism
can transfer to our garments the
blood or suspicion of the criminal
act. The bloody spots must and
shall remain where, in truth, thex
belong, upon the skirts of the tyran?m.
who direct and control the radical
hosts.-Petersburg Ecpress.
A very singular accident occurred
in a tenement house, in New York,
on Wednosday night. It seems that
a woman, nam?d Sarah Lindsey,
while holding her infant child in her
lap, fell asleep in the chair, and, the
child rolling off, foll into a tub of
water and was drowned, When the
woman awoke, she was driven almost
to distraction at the fatal result of
her carelessness.

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