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,ul)li X.K31At .1 1 JMI ' milnit lM't' 'if i tt . : j . ' T ' VOLUME in. OREGON, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, MARCH G5 1868. NUMBER 3S; A . t p.' 1 ' J (WEEKLY.) 1DITRD AND FCDLtSHIO DT CHA8. W. B O WMAN. OREGON, I10LT OOUNTY, MO. Sddsobiftiohs, TWO DOLLARS Pib Aknom ltXStiS&&&iM6A. AnTiotis upon LiTKBAiir, sciKSTino, romi- OAL, AMD OTHIB TOPICS OT OKNRBAL INTKntST, ABI 01I0ITKD TOn THIS DKrAltTUENT. THE PRESIDENT MUST DE IM PEACHED. Wo do not sea how tho Houso can ro- fuso to arraign tho President boforo tho Senate for high crimes and misdemean ors. Impoachment is not a desirable proceeding. It is cumbcrsomo and te dious. It may arrest legislation, and present a now issuo to the country at a timo when issues are not wanted. It is not, perhaps, a wise procedent to make. It gives to power a temptation which Eassion cannot always resist. It is a igh, solemn, sacred trust, only to be used when absolutely necessary for tho salvation of tho country. We" believe the salvation of the country demands the impeachment of the President. Wo havo all along felt that wo might submit to Mr. John son's Administration, evil as it has been, rather than forco an angry and doubtful question upon tho country. With the Congress overwhelmingly Re publican, thero was no reason why wo should not compel tho President to pur buo a wiso policy. We reasoned upon the presumption that it was better to Have impeaqhrnont held over him as a check then to begin a trial that might he as long as that of Warren Hastings. It was a debatable question. Tho evi denco was far from being conclusive Morally, thero was no doubt that Mr. Johnson should bo impeached. But im poaebmont is a question of law and evi dence, not of moral belief. As a Re publican, there wore a hundrod roasons why ho should bo removed. This would be a good plea in a Republican Conven tion, not before tho Senato of tho Unit ed States. Until impeachment becamo an inevitable, overwhelmning necessity, without doubt as to tho meaning of the law, and the forco of tho cvidonco, to enter upon it was only to givo the Presi dent a chance to make himself a martyr before the country. Therefore wo havo constantly opposod impoachment, al though at times wo stood alono among the Republican press. Thero is no long er any doubt. Tho issue is as clear as it was when Qen. Beauregard opened his batteries upon Fort Sumter. An drow Johnson, Presidcnt.of the, United States, tramples upon a law, defies tho authority of Congress, and claims to exercise absolute and despotio power. Congress must impeach him imme diately. All other questions sink before tho present. It would bo difficult to havo our course clearer. A law is passed, which defines it to be the duty of tho President to consult with the Senate beforo removing a certain officer. This law may or may not bo constitutional. Tho President has no business with that. It is constitutional until the Supreme Court decides other wise! It is law until tho Court inter poses and invalidates it. Tho Presi dent's sworn duty is to execute it to oboy it -to see that it is carefully and studiously obeyed. He may not liko it. But chipf-magistrates have been com pelled to execute laws they did not pre fer. He may think it unconstitutional. That Is of no more consequenco, than tho opinion of any privato citizen. His duty is not to execute laws which he may think constitutional, but to kxr cutb Tnu iiAvra. If he had been cloth, od with judicatory power, if the found ers of too Constitution had felt that it was wise to give the President any op tion, in the matter, they would have so expressed it and declared that;bo(might executo all laws only when the Supreme Court decided 'their constitutionality. If the Presidonthas the right to select his laws, and say "This act I will exe cute because it suits mo, and the other I will not enforce because it strikes me to be unconstitutional," then Congress and the Supreme Court might as well adjourn witnout. day. For the right to dos.he)ejj8esjth any law, tpriij Burab to be its' sole arbiter and judge, may. 'become n tyranny moro absolute than ttia bf, the Emperor of Russia... It is a comparatively sjoall matter now. Apparently, it affect only tho right of Mr. Staptqn to Mold ttie i War Office, and of 'the President to sleet his conatitu fional advisers. Thi, is not the quel tion, but only tho merest incident of it. If tho President has tho right to rcmovo Mr. Stanton in defiance of tho law, ho may reraovo Mr. Chief-Justico Choso and Qen. Grant, and indeed tho wholo Senate. For tho law by which Mr. Stanton holds his placo is as much a law, as sacrod and as binding, as that by winch Mr. Unaso presides over the Supremo Court, and Gon. Grant com mands tho army. If ho moy with im punity order Loronzo Thomas to tako possession of tho War Department- building which is not tho property of Mr. Johnson, but of tbo American pco pie ho may direct Mr. Coylo to open tuo next supremo Court, and Gen. Han cock to assume command of tbo army. It may bo said that thero is a law which provides tho form in which Mr. Chase may bo removed, and another law which directs tho manner for tho removal of Gon. Grant. To this wo reply that thero is also a law which provides how Mr. Stanton may bo removed, that one law is as binding as tho other, and that if wo permit tho President to violate one, ho may with impunity violato all. There is no avoiding this conclusion. Thero is no explaining it away. There is no middlo course The President has assumed the responsibility of breaking a lata. Congress 7iiust as sumc the responsibility oj impeach ing lam. JNot to do so in tho taco ot this flngranc and insolent proceeding is to becorao a partner in the crime. It is no timo to consider tho party influence of impeachment, or its effect upon Presidential candidates. Wo would rather see the Republican party, candi dates and all, driven into tho deserts of Arabia than to have them tremble ono moment in the presence of this high duty. Questions of expediency were all well enough so Inns as tho President stood within the palo of tho law. But now wben bo presumes to bo tbo execu tive, legislative, and judicial power, whon he claims to decido which laws Congress may pass, and what acts are constitutional, to hesitato a moment is criminal. Wo aro suro thero will bo nc hesita tion, 'lho timo has como to censo trifl ing with Andrew Johnson. This man, who roeled into tho Presidency ; who has debased his high oflico by unseemly and indecent demonstrations : who has surrounded himself with the worst mem bers of tho worst phaso of Washington lifo ; whoso retinuo consists of lobby ists, Rebols, and adventurers ; who has polluted tho publio scrvico by making espionage honorable, ond troachery the means of advancement ; who has do- ceived tho party that elected him, as well as tho party that created him : who has mado his own morbid and overween ing vanity tho only rule of his admoni tion ; who bas sought to entrap illus trious sorvants of the people into igno minious evasion of the law, and wbo now claims to break that law with im punity this most infamous Chief Magistrate should be swept out of of fice. Let him db impeached ! And let tho Republican party show that it Hot only has tho power to preservo tho country rrora rebellion under Jelterson Davis, but also from treachery under Andrbw Johnson.-7-N. T. Tribune. . THE SECRET OF SUCCESS. Tho truo foundation of success is faith in God. Tho probabilities aro that you may look over this nation from ono end to tho other, and tho successful men aro in groat part men influenced by christain principle. Tho other day wo were conversing with ono of the lead ing of pur business mon, and bo turned to us upon our saying wo endeavored to conduct our business upon Christain principles, and supprisod us by the statemont that integrity to Christ had been tho chief causo of his succoss. Wherever ho went God smilod upon him; safety seemed to surround him on every hand ; he took the train a day before the great disaster, for Philadelphia, or a day after. Prosperity smiled upon his business, simply because ho- was . i nL!-i --V -J 1!B- - C .1. true to uurjat ana uvou a uiu ui mini. Wo boliove that the secret of success with a business man is not so. much his capital as hjs yirtuo and trust in God. Everything turns to gold to tho man of businoss that he touches, if. his life bo ono, of faith, and be has consecrated all and given it to God. Men of bus iness must learnthat success is due to integrity chiefly, and to, God'a core im mediately. Church Union. ' 1 1 - ri Some fishermen use cotton for bait so do some women. "NV att wbh 'nrnlinhlv tlin nnlv nornnn who went to sea for fear of being drowed. PLAIN WORDS WORTH MOST. Tho socond resolution in tho Stato Republican platform is , Resolved, That wo boliovo in tho words of tho Declaration of Independ ence, that all men aro created equal, and that equal political rights to each and oycry citizen is tho only safe guard of constitutional liberty, and to tins end wo indorso tho reconstruction policy of tho Congress of tho United States ; and wo, tho representatives of tho Rad ical Union men of tho Stato of Mo., in convention assembled, stand ready to accept any responsibilities and issues arising therefrom. REMARKS : Tho nbovo resolution is without doubt a, declaration on tho part of thoconven tion in favor of cquol suffrage, or, as our pro-rebel opponents delight to say, "Nigger Suffrage." Wo endorso it. If it had been gotten up in stronger, moro direct, and plainer words, wo would havo liked it better. Had wo been writ ing this resolution wo would havo said, "that equal political rights to each nnd ovcry loyal citizen, white or black, is tho only safe-guard of constitutiona liberty." That could not havo been jn- terprcted to mean whito, unpurgod robels, whose hands were still dripping with loyal blood, and whoso hearts ore still tumultuously throbbing with trcas on, nor to cxeludo loyal soldiers because they wero black. It would not bo re- markablo to suppose such a construction of languago, apparently so plain, pos- siblo, wero it not remembered that this same language, "all men aro created equal," has been interpreted to refer only to men with whito skins, for moro than half a century right hero in Mis souri. Plain words aro worth mo3t. When wo moan negro suffrago why hesitato to soy negro suffrage. Plain words ap peal with moro forco to tho peoplo than circumlocutory plutitudes, however ele gantly expressed. Wo ore of tho opin ion that unrepentant rebels should not voto, and ihat loyal negroes should. Wo belicvo this to bo tho opinion of nineteen-twentieths of tho loval men of tho nation. Wo belicvo in expressing this bcliof in languago that cannot bo misconstrued, becnuso wo believe that honesty is tho best policy, and that to declare our political viows in tho most direct and positive terms is tho honest way. Wo ropoat, plain words aro worth most. A Boston newspaper mentions a very dolicato, ingenious ond beautiful machino, which has recently been con structed. This machino will tako a portion of a trco after it has boon cut tho right length and width, and shave it up into thin ribbons as wide as a roll of housepapcr, making ono hundred or or ono hundred and fifty to tho inch. Thcso rolls of wood aro placed on walls by paper hangers with pasto and brush, prccisoly in tho samo manner as paper. Tho wood is wot when used, and really works better than paper, becauso it is much moro tough and pliablo. In thcso days, when variety is sought for, ono can finijja the walls of his houso in dif ferent foods to suit his tasto. Ono room oyii bOiUnisneJin bird's eyo ma plo, oither in .rfhesnut, another in cherry, another injwhito wood. Thus thoro is no imitotHn, but tho genuine article upon tho tMU. Tho longer tbo wood hanging ref jains',on tho.wall, tho moro ;istiict wihjbo tho, grain nnd'col- or of tlW wood. TnB National Intelligencer, sneaking of the proposerVremoval of Gen. Sher man to WasrVfigton, makes a remark whioh we ha(4ly ipow whother to in terpot as an ngarded confession, or a threat to Oorxress, or a spiteful attompt to insult Gerf Grant. Sinco tho pres ident, it say has been hedged about by the acts da his enemies, and Grant bas givon "Ad and comfort to tho usurping OoRSfiW Mr. Johnson de sired "th oontmont of a soldier to be of oquvjlf$c with Gen. Grant, in whose hant fiaer circumstances oj the liemtblic. its safe" great peri ty tvoula oj Iter ai&ured than it now '." Une' I.. uld th?nk that Mr. John- son moan d a coup d' etat. But he was mistaken if ho expected to find an instrumentlinvGen. Sherman. Tn uuuv. i THE IltfPEACIIiHENT Till A I. AM) HOW IT WILL HE CON DUCTED. The American Congress is about to inflict upon Androw Johnson the sovcr est punishment known under tho consti tution. Ho has boon charged with "high crimes and misdomeanor8,"which means that ho has been guilty of setting at do fianco tho laws of his country, llis an svrer to tho chargo as far as known is, that tho Tenuro of Ouico law is uncon Btitutional. This, however, is no do- fence at al. In tho first placo, John son novcr uob oeen, nnu is not now a lawyor. His trodo was that of a tailor, and from that trado ho aroso (?) to tho position of a truckling politician ; and all that ho knows about law, ho has ac quired by absorption. And in tho sec ond placo, even if ho wero the ablest lawyer in tho nation, ho has no authori ty cither under our Constitution or our laws, to pass upon tho constitutionality of a law which has bcon enacted in duo form. Ho is not tho Supremo Court, and until tho Court shall havo decided a law of Congress to bo unconstitutional, ho is just as much bound to obey its provisions as is tho humblest citizen in tho land. Tho manner in which tho impeach ment trial will bo conducted will, of courso, bo of interest to all. Tho socond soction of nrticlo first of tho Constitution providos that "the Houso shall havo tho boIo power of im peachment." This powor tho Houso has already oxtrciscd by tho adoption of tho impeachment resolution, and by the ap pointment of a committeo to proceed to tho bar of tho Senato and announce that tho Houso, in its own name and in tho namo of all tho bcoplo, havo resolv ed that tho President shall bo impeach ed of high crimes and misdemeanors. The Houso has also appointed a com mitteo of managers to draw up articles of impcachmont, and when passed by tho House," tho managers will go to tho bar of tho Senato and anuonnco this action of tho Houso ; ask tho Senato to fix tho timo to try thcso charges, and cito Andrew Johnson to appear, lho Senato is then bound to fix tho time and, inform tho House. At tho trial the House n'ttdnds in a body, ond five mana gers conduct tho prosecution. In tho next section of the nrticlo re ferred to, we read as follows : "Tho Sonato shall havo solo power to try nil impeachments. When sitting for that purpose they shall bo on oath or affirmation. When tho President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall presido ; and no person shall be convicted without tho concurrence ot two-thiids of tho members present. "Juiigmont in caso of impeachment shall not extend further than tho re moval from oflico and disqualification to hold and enjoy any oflico of honor, trust, or profit under tho United States; but after such regulations tho purty con victed shall nevertheless bo liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment, according to Jaw." Section ono of article two provides as to who will act as President, not only if tho impeachment is sustained, but if articles of impeachment bo prcfened and tho President brought beforo the bar of tho Sonate. Tho last namod sec tion contains tho following languago: "In caso of tho removal of tho Presi dent from oflico, or of his death, resig nation or inability to dischargo tho pow ers and duties of tho said oflico, tho samo shall dcvolvo on tho Vico Presi dent, and tho Congress may by law pro vide for tho caso of removal, death, re signation, or inability, both of tho Pres- ident anu vico rresiuent, ueciaring what officer shall thon act as President, and such officer Bhall act accordingly until tho disability bo romovod or a President shall bo elected." Thus it will bo seen that Ben. Wado, tho President of tho Sonato will bo act ing President of tho United States du ring tho trial, or until tho disability bo romovod, or a President ohal! bo elect ed." Johnson's Presidential day aro nearly numberod. About ono wook moro will probably finish them. His trial will un doubtedly bo a speody one, and ho might as will make up his mind noiu that ho has got to trovol. Union,27tb. A Robol recontly mado a speech at Griffin Ga.. in which ho said that tho negroes should not go to tho ballot-box, unless they waded through blood." Havo wo not had enough of blood ? Some ono spooking of a highly orna- montod houso, whoso proprietor was not particularly hospitable, said, "I liko to seo leis gilding and moro carving." (Smb. TRA. O. BUZIOK, ATTOHNKV ANU COUNSKLLOtt AT LAW, OR EG OA, i US SO URL 1137 ly rr. a. ar. edson, DENTIST! North l'ubllc Sijuarc, OllEOON, MISSOURI. 3Uly IT, 8. IIOWAHB, M. X. NEBRASKA CITY. Derates particular nttcntton to tlie treatment or (licenses or tbo l;ro. l'alioius can obtalu 8ultnblo board lu tho city. 28 tf HOUAC13 COOPEli, A T TOR BY A T L A W AND Keal lHtute .A-trent. OKIiaON, MISSOURI. 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