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,r Rarely Uaa a jnore dignicxt, cogent,
conclusive argument been addressed tb
cither-ltouao of Concrrcss than Mr.
Trumbull's review of tlio President's
Message vetoing tlio Fi codinen's Bu
reau bill. Col. Forney's Chronicle gives
tlio following summary of its proposi
tions :
I. That the hill il.wlf was inspired by the
annuil MRia)M of the President of tbo
, United States, delivered to Congress at the
ernuienucmcnt nf the pr!ont session. That
message, it will be romeiiihpircd, expressed
a desire upon the. part of tho President to
secure all man in their rights, and to protect
the freedmen in all tho privileges gutran
teed to them undor the Emancipation Proc
lamation; urn), in the judgment nf Mr.
Trumbull and thirty ni.c Senator who voted
xeith him fur it on thr. 2.V 0 January, tho
proriMiini of this bill wern eminently calcu
ted to neeomplUh them otjuoM.
IT. Tbat it was not, as the Preside
averi, an oritfinil lutjature, but simply an
amiidment lo the bill under which the
Freed noil's Bureau N now anting, end whiuh
had the sanction of tho Executive Limell,
a well as the approval of the great majority
of the loyal people of tho country. As an
amendment, it removes ninny of the olj-o-tioniblo
features of the Bureau as now or
ganized, simplifying its rniniGcutions and
' niaking it more efficient.
.111. That it was not intended ih a per-maii'-nt
part nf the administrative policy of
tbo Government ono of its sections ex.
presii'y slating, on the contrary, that it tdiall
remain in force " until otliorwiso provided
by law, " jut an all other law of Congress
are supposed to do. The wonder is thai
the President' ever thought, of making such
an objection to it as this. No such ides
ever enturud thu mind nt iinv trann arltn.
ijrpw ma yoien ior it.
" t ,'lVt That,;, instead oi being an extrava
gant and unnecessary expense to the Gov
ernment, it hss indirectly saved us millions
of dollurs whioli would otherwise have been
V. That the Bureau did not contemplate
feeding, clothing and educating the refu
gees and freedmen, hut was ratber intended
to assist them in doing all these things for
VI. That, instead of it being designed
exclusively for r.eproe, more Whites hove,
in some Miction and in many instances, been
benefitted by it than Blacks, oud that the
proportion of Whites still needing its as
sistnnca is equal to that of the uegroes.
VII. That there wa an immodiato ne
cessity for the passage of the bill, because
the original act creating tho Buoeau expires
by limitation iu the month of May, 1800.
VIII. That, instead of establishing mili
tary Jurisdiction over nil parts of the United
States containing refugees and freedmen, it
simply extends it over the officers and em
ployees of tbo bureau. And that in accord
ance with the recommendation of (Jenoral
Grant, in bis report to tho Prenidcnt of his
tour through the South, transmitted to the
Sonato with a message a few weeks ago, it
makes the Bureau a part of the War De
partment of the Uovcrnment.
' IX. Tbat tho bill did not oontomplate the
appointment ef agents and other officers in
every onunty or pariah, except the President
ehould, in his Judgment, deem such ap
pointments nrcosaaiy.
. X. That what the Pre.idont terms tbe
unconstitutional features of thia bill, eon
orring arbitrary powers upon the officers of
the Bureau, go no further than the Presi
dent liitnmtlf and the officer of the army
, acting under him lure already gone; and
that it is competent for Congress to provide
ail rules auj regulations for tho government
nf tbe amy and navy, to which all are sub
ject, from the Commander ta-Cbief to the
. huuiMot soldier or sailor.
XI. Tbat, if the Itehellinn is in all re'
pectiai an end, the Ptesidont is still ex
sreising the war power, such as the suspen
sion of the writ of habeas eorpus, eontrary
t the Constitution, which eipiesaly states
tbat thia sh.ll only be asxponded in time of
Inrsaiao or rebellion ; and, as we have po in
vssioo, uud tho writ is not in operation in a
. a portion of the States, we must have are
Mllon. 1 .
, , XI J. Thi according to the eenMH of
JHM, there were not four millions of slaves
Lih Uuitod States, and that iosteJ of
this being a measure to feed, clothe, and
, - educate four millions of fraaJuaa, tho re
port of Geo. Howard kbov tbat at bo time
'- eras there more than one bun Ired and forty
Men thounend persons under the oare of
tho Bureau, fifty men thoutand of whom
wet White rrfuaeei.
Xlil. That, aoeording to tbe sworn state
ment of (too. Fi"ke before the Committee on
Reconstruction, ul the (weoty-Svs thoutaod
! r ertoss ftd by lbs Bureau in Tennessee,
tmntrrn tho'itand five hundred ctrt White
rtfuff.. .
, XIV. That, instead of the freed men re
ceiving protection from the oiWl Court of
tbo Southern States, and beinc scsured by
them in bis right these 8tstes bare, al
most witboQt exception, enacted through
their legislatures law with reference to the
freedmen as infamous and oppressive at tbe
black code ot Slavery.
XV. That, if the President's view, re
garding the representation of tbe late Rebel
States in Congress U correct, then all the
irgislation of the pent five years is M3 end
oid. -' " -
Such were thj main points la Sena
tor Trumbull's speech, set forth with
unusual power and eloquence.
President Johnson was serenaded on
Thursday last by a-motley crowd of
Rebels, with a few mild Union men
mixed In, and, In response to calls, the
President appeared and made the most
extraordinary speech ever made by a
President of the United States. In
temper and spirit such language as be
used would be discreditable to the
hustings, and, used on the forum, by
the hlguest'oiSoer tn jhe nation, It was
positively dlsjrrnceful and humiliating.
Qt only Mr. Johnson was disgraced,
but the nation is most' grievously In
sulted and disgraced by this perform
ance. There is nothing in the previous
history of the country to compare to
it. Mr. Johnson's incoherent nonsense
nbout "plebeian," ko, at the time of his
Inauguration as Vice-President, is
respectable when compared with this
latest effort at Presidential stump
We do not feel like burdening our
over-crowded columns with this Presi
dential nonsense, but, In order that our
readers may fully appreciate the per
formance, we give the following par
agraphs as specimen bricks :
But these rentlemen, as we swing round
their circle, I have fought traitors end trea
son in the-South ; I opposed the Davises,
and Toombscs, end Slidi-lls, and a long list
of others, whose names I need not repoat ;
and now. when I turn round nt. the other
end of the line, I find men, I enre not by
what name you call them, A voice "call
them traitors,") who s'ili stand opposed to
the restoration of the Union of these States,
nnd I am free to say to you that 1 am still
for the preservation of this compact.
I am etillftrthe restoration of this Union.
I am still in favor of this great Government
of ours livineand following, out its destiny,
f A voice, ''(jive us the names." Agentle
man call for their names; well suppose I
should give them? A voice. "We know
thein."j I look upon them, I repeat it. as
President or citizen, as much opposed to
the fundamental principles of this Govern
ment, and believe they are as muoh labor
ing to pervent or destroy them, as were the
men who tougnt against us. voice,
What are the names?" I I say Thaddeus
Stevens, nf Pennsylvania, tremendous ap
plause;! I soy Charles Scunner great ap
plause; I say Wendell Phillips, and others
uf fhqjame stripe, all amongst them. A
voice, "Give it to Forney." Some gentle
man in the orewd says givo it to Forney. I
have only just to say, that I do not waste
my ammunition upon dead ducks. 'Laugh
ter and applause.
A (tor easing himself of tho above,
the President proclamed his fears that
Stevens and Sumner were conspiring
for his assassination 1 This Is so su
premely ridiculous that it needs no
comment, and will provoke only the
laugh of scorn.
New Declarations by the President.
The President has had a conversa
tion with Gov. Cox, of Ohio, an au
thorized report of which has been given
to the public. This affords stron'g
ground for the hope that Mr. Johnson
does not propose to desert the party
that elected him ; and we venture to
say that the Copperheads on reading it,
will arrive at tho conclusion that they
were too fust In "Indorsing his policy."
Tho policy as thus announced they
certainly cannot indorse, without un
dergoing a great change of heart. Tho
idea advanced that the Frcedmen's
Bureau bill is to be maintained, and
that none but truly loyal men are to bo
admitted to Congress, will especially
prove distasteful.
Wo will publish this letter next
Bom Houses of tho Legislature of
Missouri havo passed resolves sustain
lug tho action of Congress generally,
and especially in passing tho Frced
men's Bureau Bill. The mnjoritifui are
very strong 77 to 25 In the House,
and 21 to 5 In the Senate. They know
Rebels out that way, and don't regard
them as properly reconstructed, as yet.
Thr N. Y. Trlbuno says a gentle
man, writing from Washiugtou on the
20ih to his friend in that city, says:
"We have a rumor here to day that Jeff.
Davis captured Washington yenterdav. Ic
is said to he official oame from the White
House. Some say that tbe President only
was gobbled (as was attempted a year or
more a") and paroled, as was ho purposed
thon. The Long Bridge is broken away
here ; and that may save Congteas or two
third, of it."
Spbaxino of tho President's recent
extraordinary speech, tho N. , Y. , Tri
bune say a :
a Alttr it was put upon the wires at Wash
ington, tor transudation to this City, orders
were received tor it suppression, and it was
not till about 1 o'olook that this order was
revoked. The delay made it impossible for
ui then to put it in type before our usual
hour of going to press,
Somcbibs for tho Cumnoua, :
The President and Congress.
Opinions of the Press on
and Speech.
The Baltimore American, the most truly
ioyal and inflnential newspaper published
South of Masoa and Dixon's line, In com
menting upon President Johnson's speech
says :
"The speech of President Johnson was
delivered from the Exeoutiva mansion on
Thursday to an assemblage composed prin
cipally of what were known during the wsr
as Copperheads, Southern sympathisers and
returned tebel soldiers. ' The sentiments
expressed on that occasion brought exulta
tion and gladnoss to their hearts equal to
that occasioned by the tidings nf tbe 'rat
rebel viotory at Bull Run, and will bo hailed
by tbeir confederates at the Sooth with as
much jubilation as they would have felt
during the war if Lee had rooted Grant, or
Sherman had been driven into the ocean,
with all the gallant and loyal hosts that fol
lowed him from Atlanta. Though those
who thus rejoice did hot succeed in electing
McClellan, they have secured a more unex
pected victory, but one that will very likely
yield bitter fruit, as it will oement and eon
secrate the Union sentiment of the country,
and cire to the South, in the end. harder
aterms than they might otherwise have ob
tained trotn tho present or succeeding Con
gress. Whilst the loyal men of the country
will Israont over the defections of a Presi
dent whom they trusted, and whose utter
ances had heretofore given hope that he
would prove equal to tbe trust repoeed in
bin, the tone and temper and language em
ployed; by him ooj this occasion, will eags a
deep shock of humiliation and sorrow. '.We
have no heart to further allude to the sub
ject at this time. ' We are in the midst of a
political revolution that will at onoo cause
the concentration of opinion and the forma
tion of parties, and keep the country in a
turmoil ot excitement during toe next three
years. " '
The New York Evening Post is swerved
from its intense devotion to President John
son's works and ways by bis speech of the
22d. Amid much that is unjust to Con
gress, it says :
" For the shocking end unseemly im
putation Mr. Johnson chose to bring against
Messrs.. Stevens, Sumner and others op
posed to his policy, that 'their intention
was to incite assassination. ' we trust that
he will make haste to apologize, not mere
ly to them, but to the country, which he has
most grievously insulted. Such words as
he uttered on that head would not be toler
ated in. the hastiest stump speeeh. They
are too ill judged and impulsive for us to
think or write patiently about them : and
we count it no slight misfortune for the na
tion thst its ohief magistrate should have
epokon in this style."
The subjoined extracts from an editorial
in the Norfolk (Vs.) Post of Saturday says
of the feeling produced in the South by tbe
President's veto of the Freedmen'e Bureau
"All the Southern papers reoeived are
jubilant over the defeat of that vital measure
Since the morning of July 22, 1861, when
news of tho great Southern viotory achieved
by Beauregard over McDowoll. and the
awful rout of the Federal army on the nlains
ot Manassas, was borne through the south
on tho wings of the wind, as it were carry
ing j-iy and jubilation into every loyal South
era household, and gladdening every true
southern heart, there has been no news re
ceived with so muoh rejoicing by the people
nfthn South as that informing them that
the President had vetoed the Freedmen'e
Bureao bill. Thia is the erealest victory
they have achieved during tbe war greater
then any leats nf arms ot stonewall Jackson,
or of Robert E. Lee, and has given them
more pleasure than had General Lee been
elontod Governor of Virginia. They have
found an ally in President Johnsnn worth
more to them than the allinnoe of Franoe or
England, and they now rejoice to see, even
as they saw fore-shadowed at Manassas, the
final triumph of the great Southern cause.
The Republicans have been ignominiously
dol'eated and driven fiom tbe field, and
nothing ean save them from total annihila
tion. All that is necessary for tho South
to do is to continue to hold up the Presi
dent's hands, and wage an unoeasing and
bitter war against the Republican Congress.
The stone whtoh the,buildera rejected has
tie eo me the head ot tho oorner, and Andrew
Johnson is now' enshrined in every loyal
Southern heart. Thev will accept no terms
from the Radicals. They ask for none and
and expect none. The fanatics may roar
and his, but their claws are out, and thoir
tangs aro pnisonless. Tho watobwnrd must
henoeforth be, "Johnson and Victory I "
and although the odds are as four to ono
against them, did they not carry on a four
years of open war in the field successfully,
against still greater odds? A fig for your
JUpuMioan Congress 1 Wo have a Presi
dent with absolute powers, who ean carry
on government good eunngh for thia seotion
without the assistance of Congress. "
Senator Corness (of Cal.) has reoeived a
telegram from California signed by two
gentlemen, one of whom is a prominent
member of the State Government, to the
following effect :
"We congratulate you on your vote. Cali
fornia is for freedom.
The following is Senator Connesa's tele
graphio reply : '
"Thanks for your approval j am proud
that California stands for liberty and justice.
No one need fear ahat I will swerve Mf I
si and alone. Rebels, traitors and Swiss
Guards, altogether, cannot, must not wrench
the fruit of national viotory from loyal
Gov. Stone, of Iowa, on the 23d inst.,
reooived the following dispatch from Iowa
iiiombers of Congress :
"To Gov. Stone: " '
"In this trying hour, other States are
telegraphing words nf oheer to thoir mem
burs of Congress, lias the Iowa Legisla
ture no words of approbation?"
To this Gev. Stone sent the following
"Mm. J. J: Wilton and Hon. Hiram
"Our Legislature, by an overwhelming
majority, have passed tho joint resolution
approving the course of our Senators and
Representatives in sustaining the Freed
tnen'a Bureau bill, and repudiating the
President's veto. Tho loyal State of Iowa
is warming anew. No faltering here ; the
radical majority in Congress will be triumph
antly sustained. The Republican flag
will not be lowered an inoh. Stand firm.
whatever the President may do. The great
West is aa unmovable now as she was dur
ing the dark hours of tho rebellion. No
oom promise with traitors, either pardoned
or unpardoned.
"Governor of Iowa."
Mr. Secretary Seward . telegraphed tho
following endorsement of tho President's
from New York : ' ' " '.'
"NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 1866.
"it U an rtgni ana sue. ido union is
restored and, tho country safe. . Tho Presi
dent's speeeh Is triumphant, and the couh
try will be fceppy.
Union State Convention,
whioh met at Indianapolis on lastThursday,
adopted the following, among other resolvee:
itWtW, That we have full faith in Pres
ident Johnson and his Cabinet, and in the
Union members of both Houses of Con
gress, and in the sincere desire and deter
mination of all nf them to conduct the af
fairs of the Government in auoh a manner
as to secure the best interests of the whole
people ; tod we hereby declare that we will
sustain them in all constitutional efforts to
restore peeco, order and permanent ualon.;
Retolved, That while we indnreo the
President of the United States in hie consti
tutional efforts for tbe safety of the Union
sod the restoration of law and order,- we do
hereby express our entire confidence in the
Union majority in Congress, and nledgeit
our cordial snpport.
KeeMved, That it is tbe province or the
legislative branoh ef the General Govern
ment to determine the question of recorf
strnctlon of the States lately in rebellion
against tbat Government, and that in the
exercise ot that power Congress should
have in view the loyalty of the peonle in
those States, their devotion to the Const!
rution and nhedienon to the laws ; and until
the people of those Statos. by their ants,
prove themselves loyal to the Government,
they shonld not be restored to the rights
and position enjoyed and occupied by them
previous to their rebellion.
skssn aka aMM
Senator Fessenden of Maine, made an
able speech in the. Senate on Friday, while
the joint resolution .on admitting SoutherA
members wee being dieeussod., His speech
bristles with strong points, but is calm and
statesmanlike in its tone Speaking of the
olaroor of the late - Rebels for admission to
seats, which is now taken up by the Presi
dent, Mr. Fessenden said :
Sir, tho arms that were raised arainst us
were never laid down until last Ahril. From
that time to December Congress was not in
session. They were under tho control of the
military power. We came together on the
first Monday of Decemher. There hsd heen
an exhansting war, four vears of deadly
struggle; hundreds of thousands slain, hun
dreds of millions spent; a war mora savage,
in my judgment, on the part of the enemy
we had to encounter than has been known
in modern times; in which the roost, savago
hate was exhibited against everrthimt that
was Pot of the confederates, which was dis
tinguished, remarkable, for its character, so
diitinot from all those wars that have mark
ed modern periods. We came together in
December, and certain men presented them
selves claiming to he admitted as Senators
and as Representatives upon these floors.
We had not been together thirty days before
gentlemen contended here that they were
entitled to admission upon an equality with
ourselves and as parts of the governing pow
er. It is not now' ninety days since this
Coneress met ; and before the expiration of
ninety days, after this war of four years or
the character tbat existed and with denun
ciations nftho in st bitter kind from all that
people, we are told thst we are perpetrating
the most gross injustice because they are not
already here in thete seats as Senators and
Representatives in Congress, and that our
legislation is substantially good for nothing
because they aro not hero.
It is a most remarkaMo fact in this con
nection that not only have we not been to
gether ninety days when wo are called upon
to admit these Senators and these Repre
sentatives, but wo are called on to decide
that the condition of that people is snoh as
to render it safe, when the President htm
self, who calls anon us tntfo itbennt
withdrawn his suspsninn cf the writ, of
hnlea enrpnt throughout that territory, but.
keeps his Army in that, territory, and when
a'l the generals and himsfirat tho head of
nil the generals tell us that it is unsafe to
withdraw it, that thoy cannot bo If ft to
themselves, and that the Armv must re
main and they be kept under military law.
There are two Hoopers in the lower
House of Congress Samuel Hooper of
Massachusetts, and Wm. II. Hooper, dele
gate from Utah. The Washington corres
pondent of the Rochester Democrat says:
A day or two since a despatch was hand
ed Mr. Samuel Hooper, addressed, " Mr.
Hooper, House of Representatives. Open
ing it, he was observed to retold it hastily,
and look about the House with a most per-
?lexing air. Jolly Mr. Jenckes of Rhode
stand, occupied the next seat. Turning to
him, Mr. Hooper asked, in a vexed tone, as
he nnuonsoiously again unfolded the dis
patch, " What shall. I do, Jenckes? Here
1 have been opening another man's die
ftatoh. " The Rhode Islander read, as he
eaned over, the following, bearing date,
"Salt Lake Cite Mr. Hooper: Line of
your wives has just been delivered of s son."
Imagine tbe amusement the story oreates
as it goes circulating over the House. The
Mormon hrothor must bo doubly vexed at
the mistako, and the unmistakable fastening
upon him of that crime of statute law. In
the meanwhile, our courteous friend from
Massachusetts reoeivea many a sly joke about
" one of his wivea. "
A Letter from Texas says :
There are not above ten or twelve schools
yet In the State. Chaplain Honey savs he
could employ one hundred teaoh .rs within
the next thirty days, if they could be ob
tained. A plantor at Hempstead a few days
ago offered to pay him (500 a year, in gold,
and a year'a board, for a tanher for the no
groes on his plantation. Rather surprised
at the offir, the Chaplain inquired sonic
what as to bis reasons in making it. The
planter replied that, aside from all oonsid
eratmna of right, it would be a transaction
nf profit, "for," said he. "the negroes are
so eager fir eduoation that I ean get all I
want to work for m by promising to educate
their children." He employed over sixty.
General Wilson, living ten miles this side
nf Brenham. "an old officer in the regular
army," made the same offer.
Effects of the Veto in the South.
A Washington dispatch to the Cincin
nati Gttette, of the 27th, says:
General Howard has reoeived a number
of telegrams from Assistant Commisinners
in the to-tailed restored State, They rep
resent that the veto is hailed by the enemies
of the Government with muoh jubilsnoe and
enthusiasm, and that they have become
troublesome; also, tbat disorders and out
rages are increasing. They slate that the
civilians and agents of the Bureau are par
alysed, and request the Cominuaioner to de
tail aa agents true and tried officers of the
Union army. The freedmen, understanding
from the eoemiea of the country that the
Government protection is to bo withdrawn,
are uneasy aad disposed to leave the States.
Till Cinoinoeti Enquirei doubtfully ex
claims1' le it Pruvideooe or aooideot that
the party in opposition to the Democracy is
so unfortunate with its Vioe-Preaidunts?"
The Hoqeirer need not feel any appre
hension.' Tho Lord is sot going to get on
iu side at this late day. Columbus Jour.
SALOON keepers at Sbelbyville, led., aro
compelled to pay a city lioeose of $800 for
tho privilege ot selling liquors.
Tub Buckeye State states that last week
new well was struck on the farm formerly
owned by Cant Msy, located near Dry Run,
Ohio, and about two miles below the
mouth of Little Besver Creek. This well,
from appearanoe, will yield about twenty
barrels of oil per day. It is located within
twenty rods of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh
The Buckeye State states that a whole
family by the name of Dixon, consisting of
the father, mother, two sons, two dauthters
and a granddaughter have ell been afflicted
with lunacy as to incapanitate them for any
duty. -The family are Quakers, were for
merly wealthy, and are muoh respected for
thoir honesty, Industry, and heretofore sira-
Ele habits ot life. They reside near New
The Summit County Beacon says that a
tree was ent down a few weeke since, in
Northampton township, in whioh was found
imbedded, about thirty feet from its base, a
bullet, which from its position in the wood
and the number of grains surrounding it,
must have been lodged there at least one
hundred years ago.
Mrs. Electa Buckles, of Piqna. ad
vertises for information of her husband,
Willis N. Buckles, who left his home about
year ago. He is about 43 years old. and
has sandy hair and whiskers : ft f'net R.lnnh.
es high, and weighs about 100 pounds; was
lame in right leg. Any Information of hia
whereabouts will be thankfully received by
who, uieuia Duuiies, nqua, vnio.
The Zanesville Signal aaye another oil
well haa been struck en the land nf Isaac
files, in Blue Hoc. township, Muskingum
county. The well isotily twenty feet deep.
The present owner of tbe well is a poor man,
who nejra lease on tho property.
The New Ltsbori Patriot aaye it is report
ed that a train of cars will be put upon the
New Lisbon Railrosd by the 1st of April.
nanus are at worx on tne northern portion
ot tne road, and it la expeoted it will be fin
ished during the year.
One hundred ladies of Portsmouth have
petitioned the City Council of that plaee to
lane moasures to relieve tnem trotn anno-
anoe, caused by ill mannerly persons on the
side waixs ana street corners.
The Newark American says a District
Masonic Convention was in session in that
city on Weonetay. J?trty-two Lodges wern
represented. Howard Matthews, of Cincin
nati, Deputy Urand Master and Grand Leo
turer, was in attendance.
The steamboat Winchester was Imrned
near E-st Liverpool, abovo Steubenville, on
last Friday miming, at about 3 o'clock.
The fire caught from some cinders which a
fireman was throwing out into the river, and
parts ot which blew into some baled hay.
of which about 200 bales were on board.
About 150 oersnns were on board, of whom
13 wore lost. As soon as the fire broke out
information was conveyed to the pilot, and
the engineer, putting on a full head of
steam, ran ber well up on the bank. The
scene is described by eye-witnesses as awful
ly grand. The flames leaned to a tremnnd
nus height and lit up the country for miles.
The boat and cargo are a total loss. The
boat was new, this boing its first trip. It
was valued at $31,000.
Bknjamis D. Strother, Sr., died
Van Wert, Van Wert oountv, January 2ft
1800, at the advanced aire nf 99 years, 10
months and 13 davs. Ho was burn in Cul
pepper county. Va., tn years before the
Decliiration of Independence wan signed.
lie emigrated to New irk, Ohio, in 1805.
The Bellefontaine ' Republican says that
on the evening ot tho 17ch, snout 9 o cl ick
as Mr. LUmel Alann was going home.
was avuulted. knocked down-, and robbed
of mtaciy 9300 in utoney and a note for tome
The Athens Messenger notices the wan
dering away of two little children, fivo years
ot a-te. 'file oorixso of one. after a general
search in whiuh the inhabitants of the neigli
barhood participated, was found in the river.
A mrktinu was held at Canton, recently,
to oxisidxr the plausibility of constructing
a railroad from that plaoo to Cleveland.
A proposition w is mad l by the Directors of
tho A &G W. Riilway to build and ope
rate a brenoh road from Aurora to Canton,
giving uninterrupted communication with
Am affray noourred at Doerfield. Warren
County, on Friday evening, between Dr
James Littleton and another oitizen named
William Lee. in whioh the latter was stab
bed in the abdomen, the wound being sup
posed to be fatal. Dr. Littleton is in out
tody. The Akron (Ohio) Beaeon says that the
fruit trees in sotno parts of Summit County
sustained great injury from tho recent cold
snap, though it hopes tbe damage may not
be general.
Mr. James Preston, one of the largest
peaoh growers of Southern Ohio, informs
the GalTipolis Journal that the crop for this
year is gone killed by the rooent oold
Br the breaking nf the axle of the tender
nn Saturday night's Eastern bound train oa
tbe Pittsburg, Columbus Si Cincinnati Rail
road, two passenger cars were thrown over
an embankment twenty five feat high. Ooe
person is reported drowned by the water
into which one of the cars tumbled, and
several other passengers were hurt, none
.fatally, it is believed.
. The Cleveland Plaindealer says the ous
toin of shaving on Sunday is about to be
ahandonod y the barbers of that oity, the
ehange to date from last Sunday.
The Delaware Gas-Hte says a oitison of
that plaoe, who used his hat as a duposi
tory for cash in hand, lost $130 in
oonsequenoe of his hat blowing off.
The Portage" county Democrat announces
the death of Mrs. Sarah Hudson, the oldest
person in the County, and resident for over
fifty years. She was 94 years old.
New Freedmen's Burean Bill.
Mr, Eliot, nf Massachusetts, has intro
duced a new Freed uien's Buroau bill into
tbe House. It extends the act under which
the bureau was created for five years, and
instead of dividing the whole country into
dUtricL, it authorises the appointment of
two additional Assistant Commissioner to
those appointed undor the existing law. The
bill in some of its details U guarded against
certain objections made by the President to
the tormor bill. It, however, retains the
Sea Island aeotions intact, and also tbe
prinoiple of eitending military jurisdiction
over all the agents an I offioeis of the bureau.
It was referred to the Speoial Committee,
of whioh Mr. Eliot is chairman.
Under the old constitution of South
Carolina the veto was not vested in the
Governor, but the new oonstution givee him'
the power. Tbe first oooasion of tho oxer
eise of this newly given powor by Governor
Orr was, in regard to an " set to amend tho
patrol laws," wbioh, in effect, re-established
the police regulations with regard to
freedmen, whioh had oaoo eon trolled then)
as slevea. The Governor says that, having
accorded freedom to tho African raos in
their midst, the people of Soo,tb Carolina
are bound by duty ana polioy alike u to give
hisa all theoonoomlunu oi what he regards
as so groat boon. ... ... ; . i
A EESOLtmosi introduced into the Maa-
saohusotts Legislature approving the Preii-
unit th, was taiu on me table oy a very
large majority.
Alt attemnt Was fnada Wailnaarla mnrn
ing to blow up tho office of the Union paper
in ObarlestOWB. West Virginia, h moana
ol an infernal maebin. A terrible explo
sion was the result, which etfeotod, however,
but little injury.
TllE Decatur. Illinois. Mamet and the
Mattomi G sette say the winter wheat eron
has been killed in those localities h the
ld weather, and the Springfield Juurnil
eays the fruit crop thereabouts has been
bopelessiy destroyed.
News from Jefferson City. Missouri, savs
that the Democrats and Copperheads in the
Legislature are eothusiastio in their praisns
of President Johnson and his veto message.
It is propnsd by the ladie of Milledge-
ville, J., that a land be raised for the bene
fit of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, by soliciting do
nations ot one dollar each trom the ladiee ot
the State. The Rileigh Progress thinks
that if they want to Bud real obieets of chari
ty they had better hunt np the widows of
Union men who were dragged from - their
homes and murdered during the rebellion
Mr. Colfax wagered a box of cigars with
member nf Congress from Connecticut that
the President would sign the freedmen'e
Bill. Tbe morning after the veto a box of
cigars was found on the desk of the member,
marked "From a victim of misplaced confi
dence." The Missouri House, hv a vote of 77 to
25, and the Senate, by 21 to 9, on Thursday,
passed resolutions strongly oommendlng the
patriotism ' of the United Sfates Senatora
who voted tor the Freedroao's Bureau bill
after its veto by tbe President; '. -
lat trial of Malor Geo. tbe commander efS
the rebel prison at Salisbury, N. U., has
begun before a military tribunal. The
charges are violation of the rules of oiviheed
warf are and murder. There are many speci
fications of outrageous oonduot.
Two U. S. offioers are now In fail at Alex
andria, Ky., for non-payment of fines im
posed by arebol sympathizing jury, foroarry
ing out the orders of Gen. Palmer.
Nine months ago Pi thole City. Penn..
consisted of two - houses. Now it supports
newspaper having a circulation ot three
thousand copies, receives fifty thousand let
ters monthly, and smtaina twelve hotels.
A Mr. Winter of Louisiana, has engaged
350 Germans to work on his plantations;
The N. V. News in speaking nf tin veto,
says ; "XNo act ot tbe President s has grati
fied us so much.
Mb. Trumbull, in commenting in the
Senate on the veto of the Freedman's Bureau
Bill, said that the bill did little more than
gite the sanction of the law to what is
already being done without aoystatuti or
The small pox is said to be prevailing and
increasing in tho towns of North Carolina,
and further South.
PoM.ARn, of the Richmond Examiner, is
again in Washington seeking another inter
view with the President. The order author
izing him to publish his paper containing so
many restriatiens that he refused to accept
the terms.
A correspondent of the Louisville
Journal eays he thinks the peach crop in
middle and Eastern Kentucky to be an en
tire failure.
A bullook was lately killed in New York
which weighed 3.795 poumi gross, and
made "A 476 pounds ot olean beer. He wa
sold for $1,500. ;
A LAOT in New York has recovered three
thousind five hundred dollurs from a person
by whose sleigh she was injured in tbe
street. '
One of the lions of the skating season at
tbe New York Central Park is said to have
been a man wbo has lost both legs, but
skates swiftly and gracefully with a pair of
artificial ones.
The Philadelphia Ledger says that the
white paper they use in printing the Ledger
costs thutu one hundred dollars a day more
than the sales of tbo paper amount to.
A woman in Harrisburg died from fright
at being told in a joke that her husband bad
been accidentally killed.
The President has ordered the heads of
Departments to stop advertising in the
Washington Chroniole, on account of its
oppesitiou to his policy.
It is said that the Committee of , Ways
feed Means are favorably considering the
proposition to tax tabacco on the leaf, in
stead as now from the manufactured artiole.
A meeting of friends of the President
was held at the Coopor Institute, New York
City, on Thursday evening, at wbioh resolu
tions were pa-ssed commending the Presi
dent's veto, denouncing the action of Con
gress in refusing admission to the Southern
members, &o. Speeches were made by
Messrs. Seward, Denoison, Raymond. Dick
inson and Opdyke. Mr. Seward thought
thero was but little, difference between the
President and Congress. He said the ship
el State was about coming into the harbor.
There are small reefs to pass as shs comes
to ber moorings. The pibt says she can
safely pass these. The other says aba must
baok, and lowering sail, tske time to go
around them. Mr. S. thought the Presi
dent ought not to bo blamed for refusing to
accept the immense power and patronage
"too hastily tendered him by a oonfiding
Congress.' .Perhaps not.
Mil, Wade hss introduced into the Sen
ate avreaolutiog to so amend the Constitu
tion that the President of the United States
hair be ineligible for a second term. -
TitURLOW Weed recently bought a house
on Fifth' Avenue, . N. Y., for $50,000. in
tending to ocoupy it aa a residence. lie is
now connected with the New 1 ork Ti:aes. ,
Mr.,Voorhkes of Iodiana was on Fri
day ejeoted from the House on tbe ground
that his eleotion was secured by fraudulent
votes. The contestant, Mr. Washburne,
waa awarded the seat.
The President felioitously suggests that
Forney is a dead duck. Forney has made
a spirited reply. We thought he would find
him fame.
GoV. Fenton, of New York, is under
stood to itrongly dieapprovetbe President's
veto message of the Freodtnan's Bureau
bill as a most nnfortuoate aot, and fraught
with dangerous oonsequeaoes.
' It is said that tho delightful family man
sion presented to Gen. Grant by the oitiseas
of Philadelphia, is become such a museum
of trophies that thero is no room therein tor
tho domestic circle.
. On Sunday and Monday of last week a
severe storm visited the country parishes of
Louisiana, principally Attakapaa. The hail
was very large, and pelted many birds to
death. .
The Boone (lows) Index says that daring
the past week telegraph wire for the second
lino across the plains has been shipped from
that point by teams for Omaha, in quanti
ties to tbe amount of many thousand
pounds. From tour to six or eight teams'
bv left thero daily loaded with it. . r
GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY. Commercial Colleges.
Duff's College
! NO. ST riFTII STRRGT, t, ,
1'wrmiiuziait, vjl.
The Full Graduating Course .
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rpiME VNi.tMTTKO. t
ju miun KI.IOI'IXH.
BrsiM-ss, tKNMANlfIt
UKlkcri.wa COUNTKHFlilT MONEY, A. '
OtW Colleiri-a ha riihr r aitonal their -jil tioti k
jr. n ninrr "nrancon ttif ir jii non taa)
Bhargf 010 to f IS aiualm Panaainahia.
i ami tMirmery, aim, coaling fraa 10 a
rnt hnt Oa.
id ov, or cnan
ThHr Uft kl am
0jSO our rot 1
DU FFS ORKitNAI. PLAN nr nimiwttajit rnit-
CATION, aa iiaht in tlii, ci'jr far aboi iwenty-iv
tan. fmm hi, own tyaltni ol Bonk-Kaapinf . which
are sannioiwd by Mix American tnaMul ana Chandler
of Comna-rc. and other competent authoring of Nw
1 ork. a the mod perfect aytiem In urr. with W. H.
Iay ! feyntnj Ctniiiat.
It will be found hy proper Inquiry that Ihli la llMWtlf
College of ih kind in th Union onJocted by an ap
rieuced Merchant, and who Penman I a'lmHied -aouatawl.
ftT'MeBantk, ateanwr and Banker oan alwaya
Obtain thoroughly educated aeMMnUuittoa aplioaUwi
af our offta."- -. . t '
CT'Thoaa deainng oar elet-ant new Cir4ar, yO. Ef)
eonuuniuy an oatline of our Court of Stndy and P-aao-I
ee, with Sample of or Penman' Baalii mat Or
natneutal Wriiin;. muni enctna Twenty-Piv Cant I)
P. DUFF SOW, Piiubarrh. P ,
UW will mail any pmon enclosing na 00 aopf
of either our Mercantile or Steamboat Book Keeping;,
Calkins. Griffin & Co.'ff
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D. A. CUATISO, J i j
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S. S. Calkins & C. P.Crlffln
Principnls of the Commercial Department, InMnMtMv
in iitt fMMHice oi Accounts. 1 rMMmtrrrml m
nti LeetOTttr mi Uuiiie CimioeM)
C. H. Pond :
Principal of th Telegraphic JVfiarirmiil. and luetrac
lor in Practical huh Theort-tiei.1 'fftleurapliiaiat, J
MM- KKitirauou, Capon, Ac, A. . ., -
L. E. & W. A. Dralce)
m ppeticeriH.t ixiuiiiitiiiip-r-nsii', muctictU
aiKi OrnaMnpiital .Vn-Dmv-mf, Crt : i
Marking, Lettering, ela,
Th eottrne of ndj" contUu of SJXGLB AK&
bOt'ULK KXTRV UitQK-KKKlMNU. in H toe It mid
rnruertliipSif. Who I wile mid Retail MorchntidWiir.
i'omimion, Compnimd Company a d lolin ttiork Hun
iifsi. Btuitfinir. CoinnvTrinl Pmter, Cwnmere.al Law,
I tunnies Ariilunnr. fruciicnl IViiii.fi it hip, tie , aid.
A large Hall i now fitted up for th T I graphic Oa
partroent rxt-lusively. wltera attvutiiafrea will ba flu
r tired superior to anything elaewhrre iitthn Writ. It ia
in the care or an openum of I wig axntrienea, aad of
the Ite repulHtioiK Having alo ihti furor and patron
age of the leading TelritrapU Oiitcor-t throughout I ha
Wf si. ftiTrATtans rraaluaira ran rendiljr be Menred.
The Tuition FVe it only about ONK HALF that
u m tally charged. imi1.ir luniiiutiou; wlulatneclieap
ne of living, the iimnurou-ediieaiitHial advatttagra of
the pin en, and the cotitimrative abseHoe of touptalioiia
(o viee, are important ron aider niiont.
We do not oi AtusTKK situations to our graduaiaa,
for it U beyond the power of atV Commercial ollega
to gel situations for ut its gradual, out ws a VAa
astbk full and comclki b atiluetion tb our students.
Rv.ukmbm, we art not a -link'' m any boriyeiui..,.
ne n iter ao we toy viaim 10 so ABSURD a tail
nil 1m tat ' Ait at avunm ii intifntinn ?
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Tuition for the Full Course, Including; Rutin ess Pen
manship -....,.)
Telegraphing Course. . ....-... 5
Bolt) eomhined 4&
Teachers' Course iu Ptminaitship
To any wo have doubts concerning where to go for
a Husineta Education, we say if yon study on week
sriih os, ai.d ftitd we bare deceived you by false repre
sentations, ask for your union fee, and it will bJ refund
ed. i
For full particulars, send forja Catalogne and Ctouiar..
jeJS-ly ' v 5
: ' ': ,; :' '-i " . CiiVli
THIS INSTITUTE, eoiidnof-4 by a Praatloal A
eonmai.t, i now ni aacceful ppemUo. .ad pr
ent auperior iiiuneentama to-th public ham; in ar
healthy and utral location and fre from the leiapta--tiuna
10 vice tin-Muted by large ottiea, whll Ih (aail
itioa offered, for a . ; J ;
Thorough Business Education
are equal lo th hl iuetltutlon ef th kind ie the
eounuy and tbe expeuse lo IU et-iJent from-forty u-forty-ava
dollar leu.
'raajaa, for lull eourae, hooka and tuitle., S3S 00.
Uvibd, per wck. St 00 and St 60 jall-Sia
. iNsnaaa
llorscs. Mules and ' Cattle
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AflAINW fcOES BT ' ' ,
- Frsna lctdMstf DUease, ar
(Mber Cause. '
JOSKPH WOODROFFK; Si ciairrfUle, Oklo,
Good CauTaa
rpecuu Afui.
eeere wa
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