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NEW YORK., Nov. 30.—A special dis
patch to the New York llrrald, from
Washington, Nov. 2!)th,says it is under
stood that an effort will be wade by the
New York delegition at the organization
nf Congress to divide the clerical honors
villi Pennsylvania, which has so long
enjoyed a monopoly of them. A strug
gle to depose Mr. McPherson from the
clerkship of the House will undoubtedly
bo itiade. Several candidates for the
clerkship are being talked over by mem
bers already here, and it would seem from
their earnestness that Mr. McPherson
has more to do than simply walk over the
course. The name of RichaH A. Sher
man, of Oneida County, the yeas and
nnys Clerk of the House, is mentioned in
this connection.
Tho officers of the Pension Bureau are
(•onvinced that thero are a large number
of persons in New England and the Wes
tern States who are palming themselves
off upon persons who are entitled to pen
sions, as licensed agents of the Bureau,
who are entirely unreliable. All agents for
pensions are required to hold licenses
from tho Commissioner of the Bureau.
Thesurgeon having charge of the frced
men in North Carolina reports that dur
ing the last three years there were great
inroads upon the blacks by yellow fever
and small pox. Tho mortality at Fort
Anderson, one of the largest colonies in
the State, was unprecedented, during the
rage of the four last springs; over two
thousand dying in less than two months.
Now, however, their sanitary condition is
continually improving.
A special to tho World, from Wash
ington, says: General Fullerton, who
has just Te turned from Louisiana, reports
the planters unable to obtain sufficient
amount of laborers, and could employ sev
eral thousand more than there is in the
State. The citizens of Louisiana are re
pairing the loss sustained during tho war,
nud take every little interest in political
military movements Real estate, rents
and all products are commandiug high
prices, and all brances of busines has
l«cn resumed with a degree of energy
unusual in that portion. .
It has been strongly intimated to-day
that the Clerk of the House intended to
place tho names of the Tennessee dele
gation of Congressmen elect on tho rolls
on the first day of the session, It is as
serted that Tennessee iB in the same cat
egory with other Southern Stotes, and if
this intention is carried out an Ohio mem
ber will move to strike out the names from
the roll. Those who favor tho measure
say that Tennessee is fully restored to the
Union, and it is therefore entitled to im
mediate representation. Noarly all of the
Tennessee Congressmen elect arc here.
The Times' Washington special says
thore will be seven contested seats in
Congress. There is tho case of Brooks
vs Dodge in the Bth New York district,
on which a strong contest will be made.
Mr. Brooks is the sitting member- In
the 16th Pennsylvonia district there is s
contest between Messrs. W. 11, Koontz,
Republican, and A. 11. Coffroth, Demo
crat. The probability is that the case
will come up at once, and that Koontz
will be given the case referred to com
mittee on elections. In the 21st Penn
sylvania district, Smith Fuller, Union,
contests the certificate of Sohn D. Daw
son, Democrat, In the 13th Ohio dis
trict, the seat of Columbus Delaocy, Un
ion, is contested by Mr. Follett Demo
crat- In the 6th Indiana district, the
seat of D. W. Vorhecs, Democrat, is
contested by Col. H. D. Washburnc,Un
ion In the 4th Missouri district, the
seat of Capt. Kelse, Union, is contested
by S. H. Boyd, Democrat. In the 6th
Michigan district, the seat of Mr Low
hridge, Union, is contested by Augustus
C. Baldwin.
The credentials of the mombers are
very slow on arriving, and it is doubtful
if the clerk will be able to make np his
roll in time from the credcndials received.
There is no contested case this time for
nny of the territories. Tho certificate of
Governor Goodwin, the delegate elect
from Orizsna, has been received, signed
by himself, of eonrso. Not more than
three or fonr of the mombers elect from
the Southern States have arrived. They
evidently prefer to await the issue at
home and save expense. Among those
here is Joseph Barker, the well kuown
banker of New Orleans, who is a member
from that district.
A spoelal to the World from Washing
ton says: A gentleman arrived here to
day from the Rio Grande, who was pres
ent at the siege of Matamoras. His ac
count of the behaviour of the Imperial
troops is not very creditable to them. He
says they numbered about two thousand,
and that the engagement was a perfect
farce. The Liberal party are gathering
strength daily, and will soon force the Im
perial troops back into the interior. He
communicated somo important facta to
our Government respecting the condition
of affairs along the Rio Grande.
No additional intelligence has been re
ceived Jfrom Gen. Sheridan wiithin the
last twenty-four hours.
Gen. Fullerton, who reaohed this city
to-day, from New Orleans direct, says that
affairs on the Rio Grande excites very
little interest in New Orleans; none there
anticipate serious results frum tho re
cently reported collisions between our
troops and the French.
A special to the World says : The Vir
finia Legislature meets on Monday next,
t is believed that the Constitutional
Amendment abolishing slavery will be
passed, and the rebel debt repudiated.
—Governor Parson, of Alabama, rec
ommends the conferring r.f legal rights on
the negro, the same, as are enjoyed by the
now-voting whites. But this same Gov
ernor wanted a special code for the blacks
which would keep thein in a sort of vas
salage. If he could only come to the
oouclusion that the colored race and the
poor whit]s are entitled to precisely the
came legal righes as the "more favored
classes," would exhibit some degree of
heartiness in securing it, and in doing so
would reoeive the support of a majority of
the oitisens of Alabama; the question as
to the reorganisation of that State would
not go Jong tuteoived.— Albany Evtningx
Death of Van Ambcroh.—lsaac
A. Van Amburgh, famious for his
feats as a turner of wild beasts, died
suddenly, at Philadelphia, on Wed
nesday morning, in the 55th year of
his age lie began his career as a
keeper of animals in a menagerie,
and soon exhibited the extraordinary
| power over them which he professed,
lie made fiis first appeafanee in 1853
at New York, in the cages of 'ions,
t'gers, leopards, etc. In one of his
subsequent places he rode a horse from
the stage up a "set of runs," or mim
ic wilds ; and while on the way, a
royal Bengal tiger sprang from a
thicket upon him. A fearful struggle
then took place between Van Am
burgh and the tig'?r ; they clut -hed at
each other and grappled, and the
content continued, the combatants
rolling and tumbleing until the reach
ed the footlights- On one occasion
he introduced with the presence of
the lion a child and a lamb. The
thought was suggested to him b*' the
Scripture phrase : "The lion and the
lamb shall lie down together, and a
little child shall lead them." While
in England in 1839, Queen Victoria
made several visits to Van Amburgh.
Once she remained till the audience
had gone, to see the feeding of the
beasts. They had been ki'pt with
out food for thirty-six hours, and
were fierce and ravenous—so that the
lion and tiger simultaneonsly plung
ed at a lamb which was taken into
the cage, and would have made two
moutlif'ulsofit.but Van Amburgh lash
ed them with severity, and drove
them into their corne-s, where they
remained in perfect quiet.
Van Ambnrgh, in the course of
his career, had many severe contests
with the animals, in some of which
he was bitten and torn, but he al.
ways came off the victor. He pos
sessed great physical strength and
fearless courage. He had a command
ing presence; his movements were
graceful ; he was firm, and under all
circumstances self-possessed. In his
intercourse with his acquaintances—
he was never married—he was ex
ceedingly kind, and even gentle ; and
his geniality was one of the most
prominent of his qualities.
—Who was the beat general in the
army ? General intelligence.
—Toledo and Sandusky papers report
hauls of fish at each place of 20,000
pounds each.
—The colored schools at Chattanooga
have been closed to prevent the spread of
small pox.
—There are two hundred and forty
eight boys and forty-eight girls in the
House of llefuge in Cincinnati.
—lt is proposed to organtze a lottery
for the relief of families of those who have
died from cholera in Paris. The capitol
is to be 4,000,000 francs.
—Nineteen apprentices working in a
London bottle factory have been impris
oned for starting a strike and following it
up with a little riot.
—Judge Poland has been appointed to
fill the vacancy in the United States Sen
ate occasioned by the decease of Senator
In a fracas between Robert Figg and
William Eurril, in Huntsville, Ala., a
few days ago, Arthur Brown, a bystander,
*as shot and killed.
—The death of the fattest man in the
world is recorded in Paris. His name
was M. Aelme, of German origin. At
the time of his death he weighed 500
pounds, and was 42 years cfage.
—Major Generals Rousseau and Bar
low have resigned their positions, having
been respectively promoted by the peo
ple of Kentucky and New York to civil
—When Sir Walter Scott was urged
not to prop thcfallingcreditofan acquaint
ance, he replied: "The man was my
friend when friends were few, and I will
be his, now that his enemies are many.
—Six oil companies have been formed
in tho small village of Deleware, near Lon
don, Canada, and all parties are said to
have great faith in the profitable nature
of their investments.
—Crime is fearfully op the increase in
Nashville, Tennessee. Robberies and
murders are of nightly occurrence. Spe
cial measures have been taken to put a
stop to those outrages.
—The Superintendant of the recruit
ing service at Carlisle, Penna., has been
order d to forward four hundred and fif
ty recruits to the Fourth United States
Cavalry, now serving in Texas under
General Sheridan.
—A Cat is not generally considered a
very teachable animal. But there ib one
in a store in Concord. N. H., that has
been taught to cutwith histecth the twine
with which packages arc tied, and per
forins its work with dexterity.
—Last waek 26,082 hogs were receiv
ed in Chicago, and 17,832 were sold.—
Prices ranged from $10,50 for light hogs,
to $11,75 for prime. The receipts of
hogs in Chicago, October Ist, are 156,-
804 less than during the same time last
—The receipts of cattle in Chicago last
week were 0,574. Sales in the same
time were G,055. The Republican advi
oes farmers to keep anfattened cattle at
home and teed them, as there is DO long
er any demand for cattle.
—By advice of his physician. Gover
nor Curtin will spend a season in Cuba,
returning in time to prepare his message
to the coming session of the Legislature.
He sails from New York next week, ac
companied by Mrs. Curtin, Surgeon Gen
eral Phillips, and one or two of his inti
mate friends.
—The railroads centering at Boston
have agreed to give free passes over res
pective roads to those soldiers who are in
search of work, and for whj.-n situations
have been secured by the employment
bureau at, the State House.
ffihe Stmrocan bittern.
The Largest Circulation oj
any Paper in the County.
H. W. SPEAR, Publisher.
Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One
and •nieparabre."—D. Webster.
tt&~ With the present numberour paper
oommences on its Third Volume. It is
with great satisfaction that we announce
to our readers the fact that its success
in a political point of view has been most
satisfactory. We had no knowledge, when
we undertook the enterprise that, things
would have gone up so high or we would
ha'-dly had faith in the enterprise. We
made the effort, however, and notwith
standing the great advance in everything
we have been successful, and we hope to
some degree, useful. For this result we
are greatly indebted to tho confidence and
influence of our friends. With a fresh
determination togo forward in the advo
cacy of the principles for which we have
labored thus far, until even the
humblest of the human family shall realize
the enjoyment of "certain inalienable
rights amongst which are life, liberty. on 1
the pursuit of happiness," wo com- j
mence the issue of this Volume.
The Monument.
By a communication from James
Bredin Ksq., in our last issue, the Monu
mental question has been brought moro
definitely before our people. We had
supposed that the discussion which has
taken place in reference to the constitu
tion of the present board of uirecfnrs—
for that is tho only part of tho society
that has ever been assailed —would ha-e
caused its re-construction (this leing a
great for re construction,) so that it
would harmonize more with the senti
ments of the great majority of the com
munity. Had we been giving counsel,
we would have advised its enlargement
to, say twelve, taken from the different
parts of the county. It is evident, from
Mr. ]i red ill's address, that no change is
contemplated, however. Upon this sub
ject we have little feeling ourself. The
majority cf the present board are quite
satisfactory to us. Mr. William
Campbell is an industrious, inteligent.
and influential citizen. Judgo Mitchell
has bad considerable experience in pub
lic affairs; had much to do with the build
ing of our Court House, and will, there
fore, be an efficient Director. There is
perhaps, no one in the county better
qualified to act as Chairman of such an
Association than Mr. Bredin, nor one for
whom we entertain a higher personal re
gard. Without making any personal rc«
flection on any, we had thought that the
selection of the balance or the board
displayed a want of reflection as to the
popular will. As no change is to be
made however, we hopo the string sym
pathy which loyal men of all parties leel
in the success of the enterprise, will over
balance any weight that may Be felt toclog
its advancement. We are not of those
who believe that what has been written
on this subject has been injurious.—
Through the communications of "Jus
tice" and the replies to them from other [
sources, the people have became alive to
the fact, that there is a "Monumental
Association" in existance—a fact not gen
erally realized before Let us then, one
and all, goto work in earnest, determined I
to succeod. We havo frtqueutly given
it as our opinion, that the people needed
information on this subject, which it is
the duty of the society to give. The
address of Mr. Bredin is a step in the
right direction, but something more
of detail is needed. Let the Directors at
once obtain whatever information they
need to enable them to agree upon a
design, obtain a proper estimate of tho
oost and give information as to when and
to whom money is to be paid. We have
no definite information on the subject,but
incline to tne opinion that less than twen
ty thousand ($20,000) dollars will be in
sufficient to accomplish a work worthy of
the county aud the hallowed object in
view. Three dollars a piece from each
voter of our county will secure this
amount. And much can be obtained from
otber than voters. Let. therefore, a more
specific statement be matured and pub
lished,so that the various committees will
have wherewith to satisfy the curiout and
gratify the inquisitive. Let the whole
matter be made so plain that no misunder
standing can take place hereafter. In
conclusion, we would advise the Directors
to prepare and publish, so that commit
tees can eopy and use the kind of pros
pectus or subscription paper which it is
thought best to use, this will secure uni
formity of action.
—Governor Curtin has gone to Cuba
to recruit hi* baalth
Itc-C'onst motion Again !
For some time past our neighbor and
we, have been endeavoring to come to a
better understanding iu reference to our
views ot the Re-construction policy of
President Johnson. The Herald, iu
common with most of the Democratic pa
pers of the State, hu professed great at
tachment to this policy, and has taken
the liberty of lecturing Republic ins, be
cause they were not heaping their encon
iums upon it. The Herald seemed to
think that his policy was well settled, and
that the radical portion of the Republi
cans, at least, were streanuously opposed
to it. Republicans, on the other hand,
regarded bid offers of terms of Re-cou
structiou as merely experimental, as such
they were quite willing to give them a
fair trial; believing that if they failed,
or in other words, if the Southern pco.
pie acted in bad faith none would be
more willing to adopt a new rule for their
action than the President himself. It
seems quite needless, however, at this
time togo into any lengthy examination
of the subject, ar, before this reaches our
readerß the President will have spoken
nffiriaVy.hy hisjmessageta Jongress. Prom
it, we trust we will be advised as to
his preseut views and intentions ! Should
they meet our views we will most gladly
sustain them in our humble way. Rut
should they, in our opinion, run counter
to puldio opinion, to justice and humani
ty, we will say so. Iu the meantime, we
trust there will no harm result from our
examination of the subject. We know
that it is one capable of absorbing all the
learning rnd knowledge that cau be
brought to bear upon it. In this view
oi the case we feel our weakness, still it
is a sourse of consolation to know that our
want of knowledge on "tha first princi
ples of our Government," is amply sup
plied by the surplus amount of all those
talents which arc necessary for a faithful
expounder of the Constitution, posessed
by the Editor of the Herald. Wo say to
Democrats that in this respect you are
lucky to have "a man controlling your
organ," which is so thoroughly converseut
with the fundamental principles of our
Grovenmient. As the Kditor of that pa
per he was the constant friend of Mr. Ru
chanan's administration, and sustained its
views as to the unconstitutionality of co
ersing a ">tv r ign State." At a later day
he, in common with his party cried out
against the unconstitutionality of the
conscription law by which the uruiie3 had
to b# replenished. At another time he
was heard to declaim against the constitu
tionality of the legal teuder law, without
the passage of which the army couid not
have been paid, nor the families of the
soldier sustained at home. At another
time he denounced the Emancipation
Proclamation as unconstitutional)! And
again the suspension of the •.» rit of Ila
bias Corpus ! And in short all measures
that were deemed necossary for ihe sup
pression of the rebellion, and the restora
tion of the Union, were declared by the
same authority to be flagrant violations of
the fundamental law of the laud 1 These
measures hive all been passed upon by
the various departments of the Govern
ment—including: the judiciary as well as
by the people at large, in such a manner
as may well justify our ueighbor to as
sume superior skill in the examination of
great constitutional questions (!) Having
such a superior knowledge of"the first
principles of our Government," (!) we
think our neighbor might afford to treat
the subject fairly This he docs not do.
In attempting to place us and the Repub
lican party in a false position ho says.
"To say a State is out (of the Uniou) im
plies its legal right togo out, and that
legal right is secession." Again h« says,
"To give Congress the control of Hebel
States, is to reduce theui to a territorial
condition, and to so reduce them is to ac
knowledge that they were legally out of
the Union." We say that such aver
ments are no arguments; and yet this
simple assertion is the Bum and substance
of what ha 3 been produeed on this sub
ject by our neighboi in all his articles on
this question. For the present we have no
more space to devote to this branch of the
case, contenting ourself with saying that
the charge that we, or tho party to
which we belong, acknowledge the rijht
of secession, or the fact of its accom
plishment either. is groundless,and known
to be so by every fairminded Democrat in
the Union —the Editor of the Herald to
the contrary notwithstanding. We are
not .it all tenacious about the theory of
the present status of, the Rebel States.—
There is no precedent for our guidance.
History furnishes no parallel to the wan
ton rebellion now happily suppressed.—
And we have got to adopt those rules,
and recognize and act upon those princi
ples, that are most likely to be efficient
in re-constructing the Rebel country so as
to secure the perpetuity of the Union and
the administration of justice to all with
impartial freedom. Can this be best ac
complished by indorsing the position of
the Herald and the Democracy, and al
lowing those "Sovereign States" to send
back to our legislative Halls, rebels with
their hands stained wi th the blood of our
brothers, and with treason still burning
on their tongues ; or by recognizing the
satis, and as we believe true theory, that
when they as States, made war upon the
Union, they forfeited their rights
under the Constitution of th« United
States! Tliot, when our armies advanced
and drove their armies and whh them
their State governments off the soil they
claimed to control, they ceased to be
Slates at all. llow cau a State exist
without a Government? And where was
the government of any one of those States
after our victorious legions occupied the
Rut this, is all aside ljom the main
questiou. In a former artiole wc reques
ted our neighbor to inform us upou what
principle, recognized by democrats, I'res
; ident Johnson was justified in requiring
' thcodoptiou of tho constitutional amend
ment; in requiring the adoption of an
anti slavery clause iu their State consti
tution as also an arti?le repudiating their
State debt. The only answer to these
interogatories was that it was necessary,
in order to sustain the principle of the
Emancipation Proclamation. To this we
replied that the Proclamation was a mili
tary measure in time of war. That as
soon aspeace was restored, then the sta
tus of the negro was a proper subject for
tho court, and not for the Executive.—•
That on rtie other hand, according to our
"understanding of the just principles of
our Government" Constitutional Amend
ments, both State and national are polit
cal questiens, having no reference to nor
in anyway dependent upon military orders
nor proclamations, and that alove every
thing else they should be the embodiment
of the people's trill who adopt them. To
this subject the H.trvltl "uian" has not
deigned to reply. We trust he will give
them hi» attention on a future occasion.
Wo are not disposed to let him effect too
much for the purpose of dodging over
these matters. And as his answer has
been deferred so long, he will also much
oblige us by informing "intell igent''
Republicans, why it is, or upon what
Democratic principles the President or
ders his military Governors, —eight
months after tho termination of tho war
to retain the control of their States, al
though civil Governors have been elected,
as also legislat ires. We want no dod
ging, but a straight forward answer; or
else ''give it up."
Democratic ton^iHlciicj'.
Whenever, iu Iris opinion, it is ncccssa"
ry in order tu stir up the prejudice of the
people, against the negro, our neighbor
ufWhc llerald , will have us understand
that the American citizen of African de
scent is on? of the most docile, peacoaule
beings imagiua'blc- When, for instance,
it was proposed to have him fight for
the Union, it was nonsense! The negro
had no courage ! lie would never make
a soldier! Now when it has been dem
onstrated ihnt he. could make a soldier,
that ho was possessed of courage, t 112 dar
ing and determination. We are informed
that he is capable of performing the
most daring and cruel deeds. In quite
a lengthy article in the Herald we are re.
referred, in proof of this, to the bloody
scenes that have lately transpired in Ja
maca. For ourself, wo are free to admit
that we are not well inlormed as to the
caut.es that have led to the present unhap
py state of a (Talis in that Island, but we
would uot be surprised, if the whole
truth were known, that it would he found
to be attributable to the working of a
class of politicians in that Island similar
to those which are known by the name of
copperhead, in this country ; whose polit
ical employment seems to be to stir up (
on the part of the Curer complex ioned
portion of the people, a prejudice against
the negro race. But the burthen of the
Herald'• articlo seems to be to prove how
impolitic it is to extend to a
race so ferocious, any political rights.—
Now in this we think our neighbor rather
inconsistent. Wo have in our own coun"
try, without going to a British Island—
examples of the most fiendish cruelty,
perpetrated by a class of men formerly
citizens of tho United States—Good
Democrat"! in their day—By them Or
phan's Asylums have been sot on fire and
consumed by tho flames, with the Or
phans in them ! Can any cruelty exceed
this? Unless, perhaps, it might be that
of the indiscriminate murder of a garrison
aftrr it* tvjrtmlfr, as at F< r Billow, the
boiling of our dead toldu-r* at Bull Run,
or the numerous and various acts of fiend
ish barbarity perpetrated upon our Union
prisoners at Florence, Andersonville and
elsowhere ! And yet while the crime of
perjury is upon the souls of many of
them, and the hands of all red with in
nocent and patriotic blood, and while
the victims of their fiendish cruelty are
yet scarcely buried, they are knockingat
the door of Congress, for admission into
our national Halls, and our neighbor ami
all his sort are loud in favor of their ad.
mission. And in their behalf dare
to invoke (hat instrument which they
have already basely perjured themselves
to overthrow—the constitution of the
United States. What ajewell consttten
cy is? May we not indeed exclain
'• Oh I shame where is thy blush 1"
— J ust as Bishop Kip was leaving tal
ly for San Francisco, he was telegraph*!
from there to bring out five or six yonig
clergymen without' families, • salary () f
S9OO in gold being pledged toeaoh.
—An interesting collection of curiosi
ties in natural history is being prepreU
for the of the Interior Dtnart
We are told "Justice has made an at
tack upon the officers of the Monumental
Association." What are the facta of the
case? Justice said : "Disgrace not the
patriots grave, nor wound the feelingi of
his frionds, by calling around, Those
who hare opposed every principle fcr
wh*h he gave hit lift, scorned him when
he drew his sword in defence of his coun
try's honor, cried compromise when he
cried tear, opposed appropriations to feed
him, vojted to deprive him of the right of
suffrage,, fallal his four years of war a
failure and him a mere hireling." Who
is hit 1 Mr. Rredia denies every charge
except those in italics aud of these, be
lieving him to be penatcnt. we forgive
him. Of "personal abuse" I have writ
ten none. 1 thought and still think, that
a man whooau not deny all of the above
charges, should not come to the grave of
our f-illen heroes without first laying aside
the "sandals of party." 't hose not guil
ty have no "sandals to lay aside.
We are told "Justioe wantonly, wilful
ly and maliciously opposed the Monu
ment." Kuowing the honorable gentle
man cannot sleep sweet alter writing such
a wanton wilful but I hope not malicious
falsehood, I will make him no reply, ex
cept, if he be |initentl forgive hint. If
not retire under the shade of your Jupi
ter and when you feel again surcharged
with such malignity, for God's sake
abuse somebody that is opposed to the
Monument, and if nobody else pays you
I will. You ix-e worse language thau I
deal in, and you can have a certificate to
that effect. You ask one civil question,
and you shall have a civil answer. Why
was I not at tie couvctit'on ? J. was that
"self instituted power" at a primary meet
ing,and of course I could nominate myself.
I went round " to cheat the dead of their
just immortality" and gathered the uioeK
iug up. I did not nominate the only di
vine in the county opposed to the war;
nor a respectable man who would repri
mand an editor for publishing a plain
statement of a prisoners sufferings in
Andersonvillc , but I nominated a wounded
soldier aud a loyal niau who had lost a
sou in the .service.
Afterward I went down into the grave
"vampire" like made out a list of out
dead, 17 in uumber; all Republicans
Headed a subscription paper and will call
upon the people Thanksgiving day to
contribute to llin memory ot those, over
whose graves tliey give thanks for peaco.
And whou deserted by such as you, I stood
guard over their graves, and said to thoso
who had "oppatcil every principle for
which Ihei/lgave their lues-," Halt! Take
off those bloody "sandals." Ibis was the
most painfull duty of my life, but "what
conscieneii dictates to bo done" Justice
will do. ' Man may forgot to be just, but
God will not." And when our history
re-enacts itself, you and I may not. be
here, but bend low the car, anil listen in
the far dwtant future nnd hear tlie polit
ical demagogue say : "I will adhero .o
my party md vote against the soldier, and
when thcconflict is over, I will sit in
honor uttu his grave aud deck uiy " igno
ble brow' with his cliaplets of fame, FOR
Could I »e you in that hour, you would
say, "JiiriCE, you are right."
We ar< told the Committee was nomi-
natcd btfa "prominent Republican." I
doubt if conscience dictated such a nom
inatiop, md I hope he will pardon a
friend fu reminding him, of a certain
"proair.tit man" who saved Agag tho
King souie of the fat oxen and
Camels tdbuilJ a monument and offer
sacrifice, W the sacrifice was not accept
ed, and tty rest of the history you can
read for yjur.'elf. SJ much for '' l'ulit
But thij is not tho way things are done
now days. Jeff will likely be pardone ',
and in the »bscnce of Booth will bepresi
dott of the monument to be reared to
the memory of Abraham Lincoln, while
he who played a subordinate part in the
IJstemntic starvation of our soldiers is
eiecuted to satisfy popular indignation.
But what matters it whether Jeff, be
cead or alive? If he were dead, let
'Loyal" and '-Republican" and Loyal Re
juLUi-an* pat treason on the back and
would soon mako another.
We are told in the address of the Com
nitteeman, that" The war it triumphant
ly ended." lam pleased to contrast this
with " Four years of war a failure." —
i (One sandal off.) "The reputation of
Butler County" well was it maintained
and in the hour of the final conflict stood
1 22 to nothing. (Camp in* the field Co.
; "H.") Scorning soldiers is denied. If
any body will say, that if you were a
I soldier, and I would vote to deprive you
of the right of suffrage I would not b6
guilty of scorning you, then I am sorry I
made the charge. The immortal dead
have a monument more enduring than
any you can build, in the 4,000,000 iron
shackles which lie broken upon their
graves. No Democrat will deny but he
apposed tho eroctiou of this monument
and now when it is proposed to rear a
marble, structure I am happy to see your
leader appeal to you in theso words:
" The highest tribute that oould and we
hope it may hereafter be paid them,
would he for tho»e whn i-rppoted them m
life, to join in buying (heir tomb, ami
garnishing their sepulekrts." (The other
sandal" off.) I am satisfied. Let
Clearfield aud Donegal and those town
ships that gave their hundreds 0 f votes
to make the soldier a slave, now give their
hundreds of dollars to make his Dame
immortal and inspire their posterity with
nobler deeds than deserting to Canada.
Wh«r« Wood the hunting m..b of Toalcr.l.v
To-day in mlcnin awe return
And the martyrs ashes gathered
Into history's golden urn.
So let it be, come not in party spirit,
come not like the hooting mob of New
York, Indiana, or that little affair that
gave Lewis 7j a sore head; but come in
" Solemn awe" and we bid you welcome.
" Republican" talks of Justice " Trying
to defeat the monument," this would be
the work of Jvjnttice. Justice has no
fear of the success of the monument.—
lie knows il it be not built now, it will"'
be built when injustice aud all those who
sympatic with it shall have died out
from under heaven. These patriots pour
ed their hearts blood into the channels
of their country* prosperity, breathed
their spirits into the institutions of their
country, and nobly died for millions yet
to be; if we build not the monument, they
will, lint let us make a commencement
on a broad foundation ; only make trea
son take off its sandals that its footprints
may not go down in honor into a purer,
happier and better age,and make "Repub
lican" blush for " shame." You aio
pleased to tell 1110 my artie'es meet with
" Universal condemnation." I have never
set up to write for the universe, and you
had better not spread yourself so much
lest you grow thin, I care not what any
man thinks of what I write. "With
charity toward all and malice toward
none " I remain.
PARKS.— The New York Central
Park covers about 1,000 acres of
ground, and has 0 TTII I V of carriage
road, five miles of bridle-road, and
twenty miles of walks. In Eng
land, the royal park of Windsor has
3,800 acres; and Hyde Park has
400 acres ; Regent's Park, 4f>o acres;
and Kensington Garden*, 3">o acres.
The carriage-road of Ifyde Park is
three miles round. The Phoenix Park,
in Dublin, contains 1,752 acres. In
France, the famions Hois de Boulogne
is now extended to 2,000 acres. Vi
enna has her prater four mil s long.
In fact, all the great cities of the
civilized world have their groat and
small parks, an instinctive sense of
actual public necc sity seeming to
dictate their existence. Windsor
Park and the TJois de Boulogne be
long to the English a- 1 French crowns
—their use by the crnrnon people be
ing a limited privilicgo rather than
a posit'veright. On theother hand,
the New York Central is the undis
puted property of the people ; and
no official can have any other privi
leges there than aro ollnwcu to tho
humblest citizen. The origin of parks
is traced to the days when it was
customary in England to set apart
large enclosures of wood and field for
the safe-keeping and cultivation of
deer; those enclosures being first
known as royal "preserves," and fi
nally, under certain restrictions,
thrown open to the public.
\ortli Carolina Matter*.
Dispatch from the President to Gov.
WASHINGTON, Dec. I.—The Raleigh,
N. 0., Standard, ot Wednesday, con
tains the following highly important in
telligence : Gov. liolden hut received tho
following dispatch from President John
u n, which is laid before the public for
their information :
WASHINGTON, 1). C. Nov. 27th, 1865.
Tlon. W. W. I olden, Provisional Govcr
ncrof North 'Jtr >lioa :
"Accept my thanks for the nohlo and
effectual manner in which you have dis
charged your dnty as Provisional Gover
nor. You will be sustained by the Gov
ernment. The result of the recent elec
tions in North Carolina,have greatly dam
aged the prospects oft he State in the res
toration of ita governmental relations.—
■Should the action and the spirit of tho
{legislature be in the same direction
it will greatly increase the mischief
done, and might be fatal. It is ho
ped the action and spirit manifested by
the legislature will be so directed asrath
ther to repair than increase the difficulty
under which the State has already pla
ced itself.
Preuidc.lt of the U. 8.
IT APPEARS that in the Tennessee
Legislature tha resolution remonstra
ting against the pardon of Jeff. Davis
ana others was amended by adding
th<» names of James Buchanan aud
John C. Breokenridge to the list do.
clared infamous and worthy of death,
nn motion of Dr. Keith, who stated
that he had been a Democrat, and had
been deceived by them. The pream
ble and resolutions were then adopted
—l9 to 3.
It is understood that the Secretary
of War will assign some competent
officer to the duty of visiting the bat
tle fields in tbe Shenandoah Valley,
to look after the proper interment of
the heroic defenders of the Union
who fell, in the many battles in that
section of Virginia.
—The Monongahela Telegraph
wires will be completed between l'itts.
and Morgantown, West V., by«lN"ew
Year's day.

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