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Thursday; : i ' ; MarchlM. lSCT.
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- "A union or hearts, a union or hands, i
i i!ni..n UiitMni nmy v ri
"' : ' Alumon MkM, union of ImkIV
i J'.'i.- The Aiumcml'mo Fomvitn."
Democratic State Ticket.
. r-.. . ; . : , For Governor, : . ,
VlLeV.P..II10I1MAN, of Franklin. "
Fcr Lieutenant Governor,
DANIEL 3. UUL, of.Holmes. -'
i U
I4"' '" .-'"',' 'For'Treasurer,''" ( , "' . .'
4 'tr.c'. FliLTON.of Crawford.'. '
,,. j,. ; ; ; For A editor, , ;. L'.' : ..;
.- ';i John McElwee, of BuHer. ..'..:,
' Fo Attorney General,1 "
FRAnb: n: HURD, of Knox.' ' ' ",
, fJ 1 ' " V . j j
For Judge of Supreme Court, ,
. Judga THOMAS II. KEY, of Hamilton.
.-It o Fer Controller oFTreasuryi :
WILLI A5I; SHERIDAN, of Williams.! ...
'' Tot Board of Public Works, '
;a ABTHUEjH,UGHE3,-of'Cnyahoga.'
' There are five female euudnrln Iowa.
..Indiana ;U troubled, with ."milk tick
vj. A liveVseal was captured on the river
'near Bangor. ' '--'"
'" En'glond trembles ' beneath the footsteps
of Beform. r ; . ., .'
V One of the suburbs 'of Atlanta, just rebuilt,
Is called Sherniontown. ;i f '
v According to rumor, "Ben. Butler cleared
: $400,000 by recent stoek,Bpeoulations.. .;
Thirty-one thousand .dollars have bcea
subscribers la New York for ' Southern re
lief,' , ,--vv,r..':,' '
The areaof Presidio, the largest county in
i Texas, is equal to four States like Maseach-
usetls. ,.a : ; :. , 4-; .:
"ft'"" 4 1 .
' has had thirty -four tulers. .
The buildings and sheds at Camp Chase
are tq be oonTerted into an asylum for disa
lied soldiers . j, ;,,. , '
! It is proposed to hold mass meetings to
nouuee Itbe'itvrannioal Military ;GoTern-
ment bill. A very Good idea. .' . ; ; .
' Eight million bushels ef coal have passed
Cincinnati for' points Jieio In ,the last four
months. , . t ' .r ' a
Ffom the Atlanllo to the Alleghany moun
tains the present wheat' crop is the most
oromising one sincelBOO " ; : .
rery"few men go to Congress now to leg-
istate for ineginteresis oi tueir country but
to protect their own.' .' ; ,, .
The number of Crosbyyottery'tioketsheld
in Philadelphia was twenty-seven thousand,
six of which drew prizes. ,
u. It is beginning to be kuown that the Na
, ttqnal Banking system is a . system of swin
dling, whereby loyal knares are enriched,
!Among other indignities sought to be In
flicted npon the South, isjthat of eompelling
white and black children to mix indiscrim
inately In the public schools. - Such a'feso
lu'tion has been introduced in the fionate by
Sumner of Massachusetts. ' ' '
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. The Peril of the Hour.
Wx find the following article : fa the
Cincinnati Enquirer, ' of the 11th ipst.,
aigned "A Democrat," whioh wo hope
will be carefully read by all who are not
in favor of the mad, fanatical, Mongrel
Congress: - -. !. ,
"The passage of the JMiliUry Reeo'n
traction Bill over the veto of the Presi
dent shows the designs of the Radicals
o clearly that ho one can mistake them;
the movement u so revolutionary, the
disregard of the Constitution and every
principle Of American liberty ao palpa
ble, and tl6 unmixed despotism proposed
to be established so atrooious, it is won
derful that men" in all parts ot tho counx
try are not seen hurrying from house to
hcube, UTgln'g ' kinsmea and ' neighbors
and friends to arm ot once to protect the
life of the Bepublio, The: President's
message points oft boldly and clearly the
revolutionary charactor of thii bi'i, its
defiance of the Constitution, its deliber
ate and unfeeling despotism. It takes
way tbe 'entire liberties of the people of
the Sputh, both white and black. The
.ignorant negroes, however, are expected
to be used as so many automatons carry
ing bits ot paper to the polls : furnished
tiienx by Northern emissaries ; whioh bits
of psper will contain tho names of these
same delectable gentlemen who - furnish
them. If the proper instruments ' of
Tbad. Stevens & Co. shall be thus elect
ed, and these' proper Ins Ircmeats shall
go through the fares of folding eon
tention and adopting suoh a eoustiiution
as will suit said. Stevens ft Co, and per
petuate their power, then it will be to-
eepted ; but It tid Constitution should
t bo an exaot oopy of tbe form whlott
will b furnished, then it would be re.
jeeted, and tW . military wip applied to
lash tbem iotof obedience. It is clear
lL.it evod th Vote, of the negroes, and
tl8 work of tuff delegates eletei by them,
must be what tbe ltad'toal 'leaders shall
dictate, or the wbolo will be rfjeoted,
Was ever oVpoifum more thioley yailed?
a there any member of the Pemocratio
party in the North Bo stupid as not to be
able to see that the am ' rule xwhich is
now Lid down foi the government
of the ' South, if allowed to be oarrwd
ouf, wiil soon become kilional in its sp
plicution, and that the' time is at band
when a vote in opposition to tbe KadicaJ
Dsrtv wilL be declared "disloyal If given
in the North, tbe same as is now ruled
in the South, and will not.be permitted ?
Where will be jour liberties then f Alas!
ffhere are they new t Take - the whole
couotrv totether North and South
add it is well, koowq that the Domocrad
io "party have a mnjority of at Jeast one
million of votes: ihd.yet, aa. mstters
stand what chance has the Democratic
party in a. National eleoticn ? ,, Should
not this Military Uillj'be entitled, "An
sot effeotoally to prevent tbe Democratic
cartv from electing (be next rresiuenlr '
And if not the next, will the people ev
er be allowed to elect another j - Vertly,
the "Philistine are upon theolSamB9D("
Strike ere tliu locks lejswn. I .,' ;
What should be cone l vv nut. can be
done? :.', -v ."
.The crcat ;Dempcratio- party of tbe
whole country should at once arouse to
aotion, hold a National Uonyentionwitb
delegates from-, every State, :. North and
South.! and denounce tu direet, ungiovei
terms tneso monstrous vioiiiuucs oi tte
Constitution, tbese atrooious libels upon
the principles of ,the Kepublio. ; . Sajiog
to the President :. "We will stand by you,
sir, in defence of tho Constitution," and
to the Supreme Court, "Tbe , civil power
is superior to the military, and shall be
so maintained :; do your .duty promptly
and iourlessly, stand by the Buprome law
ot the land, as your, recent decisions in
dicate that. you will, and we toll back
you . yriia; a million, op bayonets
The President and the Judges of tbe
Supreme Court are but men, they cannot
long withstand the. fierce tide of fanatU
cum that is breaking over them, unless
encouraged and sustained by the poopje.
The present aseemblsge at Washing
ton, with sixenteen States unrepresented,
seven of which were of the original thir
teen that founded the Government, is
not. a Congress of the , several States as
ooBBtituted and leqniied by the Consti
tution. Are - the acts of this sectional
fragment of a legislative body any more
binding, or legal, or '.'loyal" than the
acts of a similar sectional fragment en
acted in' the South a few years since, un
der tie open declaration of secession ?
Jeff. Davis' Congress legislated exclu
sively for the people they represented.
Thad. Stevens Congress, on the contra
ry, legislates cxolusively against people
not iiepresented. Which isthe worst?
Whioliia the most reauJsive'iu the prior
einles of thb American neojikprjicJaiaui
ed and advocated in every wriiten.ucoia.
ration lrom that of 1776 to the prtseot
dav ? .Let any. honest man answer.
There are two plain, yet strong oonsiaer
. . . . ,
ations, that Bboula induce tne democrat
io party to act promptly nnd boldly as
suggested. The first is, they would be
certainly RIGHT in defending the supreme
law Ot tne lano, me onaner oi wieir
liberties. Can any one doubt this?
The other consideration is, thank God !
they. have still the majority in numbers,
the physical power in tee country, ana
by prompt concert oi action, can enioice
and uphold ibe right, ana -mase treason
that is treason suflor the penalty.
During tho late war, General iiurn
aide issued an order suppresaiog the
Cbicsgo'Times, A detachment or mil
itary, acting under this order took pos
session ot the office, and stopped the is
ameer of the naDer: the proprietor BP'
plied to the united States District Court
for this District tor an injunction to re
strain the action of the military. . The
people assembled in tho evening; of the
same day by tecs of thousands ; all the
streets leading' to the Times office were
densely packed with indignant freemen
It was understood that Judge Drum'
mond, an able and fearless jurist, and
ah honest man, though a Republican,
would grant tbe writ ; tne immense meet
ing, actuated ' by one feeling passed
unanimously a single resolution, to-wit;
"iVe Uphold at all hazards tbe supremacy
of civil law, ve will sustain and enforce
the decision of tne Uourt wnen rendered.
We will meet again to'moirow to know
what the decision is.' ; And: thin thii
vast assemblage separated quietly, with
firm determinationhowever, to meet the
next day and carry out the resolution
which' they had adopted. 'By six o'clock
next morniner. and order came from
Washington revoking the' Burnside or
And this, iu-t' this.' is what is heeded
now throughout tbeoountry.' Way God
move his people to see the. impending
danger, and to ACT before it is. too late
.. When Mr, Lincoln yioiateci tho. Cc'n-
stitotioh so palpably that the violation
could not be denied, the Radical party
white washed and legalized ins acts
The idea of his impeachment never oc
ourred to them, or if it did, it was scouted
with laucrhter and deriaioo. He was
aotiBg with them then, they said, to keep
the Southern States in tb Union, . Now
they propose to impeach , Mr. Johnson,
because he will not aid and assist tnem
in keeping those same States out. Po
litical power was the . inotivo j in both
case?, Linooln was their tool Johnson
U in their way., Such is the consistency
ol Radicalism. .' ; ,
Wht in tbe greatest terrifiei? Fixe.
The Fortieth Congress.
Tns roll of the Fortieth Congress was
called, embraoiog the names ol repre
eentatives from only twenty btates sev
enteen States bdegjunreprcsented, com
prising the greatest extent of our unor
ganized territory,' and embracing seven
inal thirteon States whioh
formed the Constitution. The following
are the States not represented in the
Ilcuseof Representatives: New tlarap
sh're, Kbodo Island, Connecticut, Vir
ginia, North Carolina," South Caroline,
Georgia. Florids, Alabama, .Mississippi,
Louisiana, Arkansas, exas, Tennessee,
Kaniuckv. Caiafornia'.' and Nobraska.
A protest, signed by all the Demooratio
members, was rosd by 'Brooke, of
New York, end entered Igainst any and
every action tonding to the organization
of-the House until the absent States be
more fully represented but the clerk
said he "declined to enlertain any paper
of thai sort, or any other matter, pending
tho organization of the louse." ,.
The First Annieiisary op the
V. M, C. A. The First ' Anniversary,
of . the Young Men's .Christian i' Asstcia.
tiouj of this place, was given at the M.
"E. Church, on Monday evening last.
NgtwitLstanding tbe'. ' Inclemency of the
weather, . the attendance was vory large.
The following was the programme : . ;
Music Beethoven's Spirit Waltz. By
Prof, A: ii. win. 1
Annual Address.;- By M. R. Barnes.
: E3SAY The Present, rbe; Past, and
tho Future. By H. E; Holland. .
' ORATioNOur Motto, j By G. W
Pilcher.' "..
. Debate Resolved. That the ioflu-
enoes tending to the perpetuatidn of the
Union; are greater than those tonding to
its dissolution For the Negative Beoj.
C. Gibbcns and ' J.C. Pugh. For the
Affirmative J. K. Jones, and G. W.
Holland;1 ' -0
Music Wbipperings : of! Love. By
Prof. A. il.: Will. 'j' :
Editors : L. D. Martin and
c MSBgeiV "!' v; ' : '
Oration Life's True -Aim. By E,
A, Hulbert, . . '; , .' .
Pobm Freedom's Labd. .By Prof
A, H. Will. : ' : P '. :
; Valedictiry.'- : By Wm. B. Davis.
Music Sounds from tho, lunging
Rocks. - By Prof. A. H. Will.
Tho exercises were highly interesting,
and testified strongly to the bifrh deejree
of excellence to which this Christian As
unmttloh "has attained.' The Association.
deacrvj!dlyMEka jmofig the;- best,-; al
though it WuS founded only:.one year ago-
The annual address,' delivered by Mr,
Barnes, was well prepared, and highly
interesting! , lie did himself great credit
in the dolivcry of the address. .;
The music furnishod on the occasion, by
Prof. Alf. II. Will, was fine. Prof. Wil
is an excoVeot musician, and there are
but few who aro his suoeriers. The four
pieces which he played woo beautiful
and he deserves the highest praise for ee
leoting such appropriate piqoes.' '
; -V ,
MRU; Hiooinbotham is now Post
mistress in our village, in place of Hor
ace Redd removed. Mr. Redd made
vory good Postmaster, and we never heard
one word of complaint durifig the time
he filled the important position.. There
is much dissatisfaction about the uaeli
change in the Post Office the. ' females)
we think, appear to be tbe most dissatis
fied. Some talk - of having their mail
matter sent to some other office ; othors
talk of doing some other way to avoid the
Postmistress.. '.'..It is said thai "'many of
the names n tbe petition recommending
her appointment ; were lorgeq.: it this
is a fact, we hope the guilty persons will
"come to grief." In fact there are all
sorts of stories ia 7, circulation some of
which may; be true, tit ... is said, that
uwhers there is smoke there is .always a
little fire." ' We think ; tbis is tf ue.
We hope nothing serious Vill happen.'
'.r ' .; i- - . ,, i. - , I i
; The communication ,ir.om ' was
received too late for this week's paper.
It will appear next week. ;
The Court of Common .Pleas will be
in session next week. A gtcat many
people will be in attendance from : all
parts of the oounty. We would say that
that would bo an excellent 'time to call
and subscribe for the Enquirer. Let
our friends bring us large lists,, of names
during the session of CourL Remember
this, ' '' " ',l ' ' '" 0 ,;
Important Deeision. The Supreme
Court of Ohio has decided and we nos
derstand the Court was unanimous that
tbe State has power to tax shares in the
National Banks looated in Ohio. This
will add something to the revenue de
rived, from taxation. . Now, If tho capi
tal iuyffted io United-Slates Bonds were
Bubi jctod to taxation, justioe would be
—[Ohio Statesman.
I .loriiim. eiiiM. and Art. tmlilie Politiral Pnn-
It Mrtcoons, itoim io
cirilesof 1708 and lS7. 0- Chauncey BuriKd
ilor. New York: Van Evrie.llorton 4 Co., Fublinb
era, Jfo. ltil Kaanu StlMt. ,
The March number of this valuable maga
zine is reoeired. It is the only Demooratio
Magazine published in the United States a
nrst-olass family literary magain, combin
ed with sound political prinoiples. It has
recently been enlarged, and is printed on
new type containing, for the year, nearly
one thousand pages of reading matter. The
publishers hare made arrangements to secure
the best litorary talent of the oountry, . A
thrilling romanee, written expressly for this
magazine by Wm. Gilmore Simms, Eq., en
titled,. "Joscelyn: A Tale of the Ret otutlon, "
was eoinmonced.in the January number,
takin the readers back to the birth' of the
American prinolple of government, and in
7 ,
troduoing them io the rebels of 1778. The
magazine should be read by every family in
the land.
The terms are as follows:
One copy, one year, $800
Two copies,": 5 60
Four copies, " 10 00
Five copies, and one to getter-up of .
tbeolub, ' - 14 00
Ten copies, and dne to getter-up of
the olub, ; s ,25 00
Tffenty copies, and one to getter-up
of olub, 45 00
A Groverfc Baker Sewing Machine; worth
55, will be font as a premium to any person
sending 30 subscribers, at f.i each. , ,
Will the publisneTS jpitase senu ub mo yi
Guard for January an February ?
Thk Uht'i 7ri.!d. A, Monthly MR(lne of Litr
nture anil Fiisliion. Kdited hy Mrs. Henry Pe
ttiraon. Pnblished by Deaoon A .Peterson, 319
, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa, . . ,
, We have received the January, February,
and Maroh numbers of . this magazine. . It
contains its usual amount of literary matter
and a number of fashion plates, and patterns,
The ladies should not be without "The Lady's
Friend." ' . ;' ' .'.''.'
For terms, &a see prospectus in this pi'
per. ' ' ' : .' ; '.
Tira Laxd Wi Lote. 'A New Monthly Mitfazlne,
JjcTotd to Litomture and thoi Fine Ari.
Kdited by Gen. D. H. Hill, (late of Ihe Southern
Army, CUnriotle, N. 0. 1 - " '
This magazine for March has been re
ceived. It is full of the best of interesting
original reading matter. All will be pleas
ed who read it. EveTy number contains a
correct'lreport of some battle from distin
guished offioers. ' ' ."" '". "' " "
The price of subscription is only three
dollars a year, and each olub of ten sub
scribers will be furnished with one e'itra
Grand Army of the Republic
There is a great etir being made by the
G. A. R.'s (the meanest fish; bythe-by,
that swims') in tbis"reeion just now.
af.H n U n ' . tta B.iBil in tVnurmv urn!
iUVU HUU IIO.B pi .. v M J
being sounded every day as to political
faitb, and although the organization ' is
not at all political in its tendeuoie, but
is designed solely for benevolent pur
poses and to erect monuments, somehow
or another, no man who is opposed to
Thad. Stevens' dootrine of Secession and
disFolutisn, and opposed to the Radical
ideas of white degradation and blacks su
periority is' asked to be benevolent ac
cording to the Gar creed. If we ask
why this is so, we are told that the Dem
ocrats opposed the war; that they ore
not the friends of soldiers; that no sol
dier who performed his duty will have
anything to do with "vile Copperheads."
We know this ; is true by .our own expe
rience. ' There are working on The
Statesman 12 men ; on the Crisis 3.
Oiit of these The Statesman has eieht
who tave served their country faithfully
... ... .
and well, and tne urisis two, ana every
man of,ihem votes the Demooratio ticket,
and not one would be permitted to join
the Grand Army of tbe Republic, be
cnu80 it is so excepsively benevolent.
Tbese'men represent tbe different arms
of the set vice; some have been in rebel
prisons one at . Andersonville and all
thought they were fighting for the Un
ion, but they are not good enough for
tbo benevolent Gab organization; . .
It is our deliberate opinion that this
organization is a swindle, an attempt
made by offioers to retain power ojer the
men, to control, as they did during the
war, a hold on their politics and compel
tbe file to vote ' as tbe rank pleases.
What man was there that did sot feel
himself free again when he got his dis
charge in his hand ? What man but
laid away in his heart remembrances of
the patty tyranny imposed upon him ,
the bucking and gagging, or standing oc
a barrel, or being tied up by the thumbs,
or the riding "of a wooden horse,' with
bricks tied to bis heels by way of spurs,
for some trifling. breach of disoiplioe, or
because be would not betray Some sky
larking on the part of his comrades?
Knowiog what we do of soldiers, we do
not believe one of them could be got in
side of tbis organization if its true ob
jects and intentB were made kntwn, and
are firmly of the opinion that the boys
will find out ere long that they are being
swindled out of their revenges, 'out of
their rights, and out of their liberties.
Soldiers, avoid.it. If benevolenbe is the
object, there should be no more questions
aatrail aa t.n a man' nnlitlnnl ViolioP Vinm
than there was when he. enlisted in thai
real Grand Army of, the", Repdblip, who
marohed, as they thongit to restore tbe
Union, to uphold the Cooit!tution ind
the laws, and ' who ciuld hob-nob With
Confederate soldiers after' a fight, and
who thought tneir wars: nnishod when
—[Ohio Statesman.
Liberai; Uonernment" Is 4heJ
comio name wnicu toe tudioal press
gives to the military system which is now
enforced upon tne ooutnern elates. , A
liberal government would be more ap
propriate name, t. e. a govtrnment to kill
hbtrnji .-K4 ; ... , ;,, . ,
.Subscribe for the democratic Inquirer.
The Military and Representation.
Bill as It
Finally Passed the Senate.
. The following Is a correot oopy of the
act ' to j provide for tbe more etEoieni
governmont of the rebel States," as it
WUEBKAH, HO legal Otaio uirc-ruiuDutc
nr adeauate nroteotion for life or pron-
nrrv now ei sis in iuo rouei unm '
' .1.- L.l Ol....
Virginia, North Carolina, South Caroli
na, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Lou.
iaiaos. Florida. Texas and Arkansas
and whereas, it is necessary that poscc
and order should be enforoid iu- said
States until loyal and republican govern
ments can be Legally establisned ; mere
' Be it enacted by the Senate and House
or Representatives of the United State
of. America in Congress assembled, That
rhel States Bball be divided - into
militarv'distriots and made subje6t to the
ailitary authority, f the Uoited Stotes,
as hereinafter prescribed, and for that
purpose Virginia shall constitute the first
Hiutrint North Carolina and South Car
olina tho seoood district ; Georgia, Ala
bama and Florida the third district;
Mississippi aad Arkansas the lourlh dis
trict, and Louisiana and Texas the fifth
district. . ...
Sec 2. And be it further enaeted
That it shall be the duty of the Presi
dent to aBign lo the'tfommandoT eooh of
said districts an officer of the ' army, ; not
belo4hanlC.0JLr igad ler , Uenerai,
and to detail a sufhciout military foroe to
enable such officer to perform bis duties
and enforce bis authority within tbo dis
triot to which be i assigned, ; j
Seo 3. And be it further, ' enaoted
That it shall be the duty of each officer
assigned ,as aforesaid to proteot all per
sons In their rights of person"and prop
erty to supprc88 insurrection, disorder
and'violcnce, and to punish, or cause to
be punished, all disturber of tbe public
neace and criminals, and to this end he
mav -allow local civil tribunals to take
jurisdiction of and to try oflenders, or,
wnen in nis juuguiou ivuij miuiT
aarv for the trial of offenders, he shall
have power to organize military commis-l
ions or triounais lor mat purpose ; anu
sail ioterferenoo under color oi State
authority with the. exercise of militory
authority under this sot shall be null and
VOid. - ' - ... .
Seo 4. And be it further enacted,
That all persons put under military or
rest by virtue of this aot stall be tried
without unnecessary delay, and no cruel
and unusual punishment shall be idfliot.
sd and no sentence of any military
cotnruistion or tribunal hereby authorized
affecting tbe, life or liberty or any per,
son shall bo executod until it is approved
by tho officer of tbe distriot, and the laws
and regulations of the government ot
the arm) shall not be affeoted by this
aot except in so far as they conflict with
its' provisions: Provided, That no son
tnnoe of death under tbe provisions of
tbis act shall be carried -into effeot with
out the approval of the Prosideot.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted,
That when the people of any one of said
rebel States shall have, formed a Consti
tution of government in ooolormity with
the Constitution of the United States in
all respects, framed by a convention of
delegates elected by tbe malo citizens of
said State twenty-one years oia anu up
ward of whatever race, color, er previ
ous condition, who have been resident of
said State for One , year previous to the
day of suoh election, exoept such as may
be disfranchised for participation in the
rebellion or for felony at common law,
and when , such Constitution shall pro-;
vide that , tbe elect! ?o franchise shall be
eniovod bv all Buch persons as . havo tbe
qualifications herein stated for oleotion
of delegates, and when such Constitution
shall be ratified by a mnjority of the per
sons voting on tho question of ratines
tion who ere qualified' as eleotors for
delegates, ' and when such Constitution
Bball have "been submitted to Congress
for examination and approval, and Con
gress shall approve the some, and when
suoh State, by avete of its Legislature
eleoted under said rConstitution, shall
have adopted ' the amendment to the
Constitution of the United States, pro
posed by the Tblrty-ninth Uongress, and
known as artiole fourteen, and when said
artiole shall have teoome a part of the
Constitution of the United States, said
Stare shall be declared entitled to repre
sentation in Congress, and Senators and
Representatives shall be admitted there
from on their taking the oath prescribed
by law, and then and thereafter the pre
ceding seotions of the bill shall be inop
erative in said State i Provided, That no
person excluded from the privilege of
holding office by said proposed 1 amend
mert to tie Constitution of tbe United
States shall be eligible to election as . a
rx ember of the Convention to frsmo a
Constitution for any of said rebel States,
nor shall any such person vote for mem
bers of said Convention.
Sec 6. And be it further enacted,
That, until the people of said rebel States
shall be by law admitted to ' representa
tion in the Congress oftbe United States
any oivil governments whioh may exist
therein shall be deemed provisional only,'
and in all respeots subjjot to the paror
mount authority of tbe United States at
any time to abolish, modify, oontrol, or
supercede the same; and in all elections
to any offioe under suoh Provisional Gov
ernments, all persons shall be entitled to
vote, tnd no other, who are entitled : to.
vote under the provisions of the fifth
seotion of this aot; and no person, shall
be elligible to any offioe under any suoh
Provisional Governments who would be
disqualified from holding omoe under the
provisions of the third article of said
Constitutional Amendment. 7 ..
' ... ..ill nl,1ll..wU lH
tent larger than the whole State ef Ohio.
"N.,d No Co iw
Coristitation of that ' State j but.be
KK. ll BYT 1U k , VIVPWLVU v
Negroes of the State are not to be al
towed to vote for delegates to the Con
stitutional Convonttoo, so the Uenerai
Aspemblv has declared, lvs have now
the declaration of the Bopublicsn party
in , New . York, Ohio and Micnigan,
through the action of their Representa
tives in the Legislatures of those States,
that tbe Negroes are cot qualinoa to vote,
and jet that party proclaims there shall
bono Civil uovcrnmeni ininaouuiu
ontil the Negroes are made voters, and
the mass of Whites there are denred that
orivilepe. Is there justice in tais?
Oh Stotesmau. J -
Spring Wheat from RufSiA.FOK
Distribution. The omrjaissionr of
Agriculture is in' receipt of a large quan
tity of the celebrated Amaotake (spring)
wheat from Odessa, Russia -imported by
the department for distribution among
tbe agriculturists of sucb sections of the
oountry as successfully cultivate spring
wheat. Tho weight of this grain is about
sixtyfive pounds, and its superiority, it
is stated, has been tested duting tbe paBt
season on tho experimental farm of the
department. It will be distributed with
the assurance that its general introduc
tion will prove of great benefit to the
wheat-gaowiog interests of the United
States. ; ' '". .. ,v -
The Tariff. The manufaoturers-and
speculators (oh it fly from New. Eogland)
who were beseiging Congress during the
last session for, a high tariff to proteet
their in'.cTOsta have come to grief. They
were too greedy in their demands, even
a i rtst.t i O 1 f . .
tor me a'Jia congress, do mese linpovr
erluhed men who have beoome poor for
want of protection like Senator Sprague
of Rhode Island, for instance will be
compelled to return to their looms and
spindles, and be content with only about
fifty per cent, profit on their capital for
another 3 ear. They think it a great out
rage that Congress will not proteot thi
interests of the larorinq classes. '
Isipeachment. The Judiciary Com
mittee of the 39th Congress at its cIofo
submitted majority and minority reports
on the subject of Impeaobment. The
majority roport furnishes no conclusion ;
but urges further proseoution ot investi
gation in the matter. The minority r.
port cbaraoterizes tbe evidence already
token of so flimsy a cbaroter that it
would cot receive consideration in a po
lioe court, and advises that the whole
thing be abandoned, ; This it should bf.
—[Ohio Statesman.
In the midst of the war, the Constitn
tion was disregarded and Violated io its.
most sacred provisions, . This we were
told, was to be but temporary, and was a
"necessity because ot war. .Profound
peace now prevaiis in ail our borders.
Toe miserable pretext of "neoessity"
can ,no longer bo urged; aDd . yet the
protection which the Cor,stitution affords
to the dearest rights of tho citizen is
—[Marion Democrat.
At the Convention of Sorgho Groweis
held nt Dayton, on Wednesday of lift
week, A. A, Woodworth, of Miami coun
ty, was elected President; Joshua Cox,
of Fontain county, Indiana, and David
KiDzer, of Brown county, Ohio, were
eleoted Vioe Presidents : Geo. Stevenson,
of Bacon county, Indiana, and Samuel
B. Hibbs, of Scioto oounty, Ohio, Hwtre
ohosen as Secretaries;"'' " ' "
4 A .Good Toast. We find the.follow
ing going the 'rounds:' The three most
signal Presidents Washington, Jaekson,
and Lincoln The first established . the
Union, tho second saved it, 4no the third
.destroyed it. . i , ... i '.. 5 ; j itt
Death or Charles , F, Browne
We ' regret ' to tnnounoe the death of
Charles F. Browne, so well known to ibe
American public by tbe appellation of
"Artemus Ward," wiich he assumed in
his lectures and in his writings in this
country. This -Iven- . occurred -on
Wednesday,' in Southampton Eogland,
where he went a few months agtv on - a
lecture tour.., Mr. Browne was a humor
ist of marked ability and originality,
and iu the line he took' he has had no
superior. Cincinnati inquirer, " 9th
instant. "
The Government of tne United States
is paying the National Banks nineteen
millions eight hundred. thousand dollar
for undertaking the agreeable duty of
furnishing the public with notes payable
at no particular time, without interest, to
circulate ob money. But who cares ?
the people, keep the radical party in pow
er to feed and educate the negro, and
they will cheerfully pay the taxes, how
ever large they may be. What a beanti
ful beast tbe radioal party is oi "God
and morality," taxes and niggers.
Two years ot peace and law and or
der at the South have demonstrated the
fitness ot tbe Southern people for a share
10 their own government,, The courts of
the Southern-States - have been open .for
the redress of all grievences, and' no one
has complained oi wrong or. injustice at
the hands of the civil authorities,-T At
no time have, tbe soldiery been required
Io act, exoept to quofl negro insubordi
nation or rebellion, or to guard againM
violenoe sought to be provked by negro
suffrage demagognes, who in revolutiotN
ary times are something, but W- peace
and . tranquility totbiog. No . teorjle
conquered : in war ever so quiet lj, pa-
tieotly aod unanimously, settled, down to
their fate as have the people of the
South. As a whole, since the clare of tbe,'
war, "heir conduct ' has been fiteialij
wnoom reproaen. uiroievuie i;mQ
crat. , "

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