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Tho follovrirr fs tlcrr. Wtiol's piicccli
. in full: "
Gemlksikn A more nrccable po
sition foukl not liavcr ltpmi asHinf d to
mo Uitn'tbo ou juticoj.ljTiVd ,Ly this
1ntriotic, beroic nnd tliivalrous assciu
liiOof oflitidi'siJdlifii land nailoi-K,
the truo dofeiuk-i-f of our country and
.tho Union:. Do iiHHnreJ it will ov'e bo
oi)preciati'd and ri'inemborcd as one of
tbo mott jirociuii? Incident of my life,
cithof ait peace or war. m ', ': i, i'
The object of this j;rcat military as
cmblHjje; if 1 nudorntand it eorroetly,
in to consider tho yirii.emlcR enunciated
ih" tlic Uatloiinl" I nion Convention , Rt
rhiladelriliia and tbo restoration policy
of I'reftidtfiit (diiiKort. (1 I ' f ; r
On' these tmbjectn'I v.'ouJ biinply re-
morlc, that tho uooncr Conyrehs rccos-
the btutoH ljcWrid by jnnpnilV
of its members to bo out of tho Union,
and admit "their loynl representatives
to Heats in trio halls ot (JomfrcsH nnd
porinit lliem to participate in tho iS'u
tionul legislation of tho country, tho
BDoner wjn buiiayeu ihetvari and up
prehennion 'f' tho rPcr(o' of Has
danger which again mcnaco the poaco
of our country and tho perpetuity of
the Union. , . '.i , . '
With tbo most bitter and vindictive
foolings u war of wordij forth irty ear8
vn carried on hctwceli tho orilicl'n
Radical Abolitiom'Hla and tho slave
holders of tho Southern States. Every
thing was doncand find to promote and
keen alivo tho controversy. "' It finally
culniinatei in a rebellion in tho Hririntf
of 18Cl,vbich, for atrocity, tho sacrifice
of lives, tho expenditure of untold mil-
Jioua of moi,( y, tho loss of roierty
followed by pestilence, famine and des-
VjJatitHJ tA no piirallcl in :the hitDn'
oi' rtatlo'iis. This bloodynnd desolating
coutest was brou'ht to a close in the
spring -of 1805, when iho rebels,'' unable
longer to carry on the war surrendered
with their armies to our gallant tu n
erals Grunt. Sherman and others. The
robel armies were permitted under pa
role to return to their homes, and there
uwuiti the orders f tho United States
Gaveiiiniout.'tha otlleirs and soldiers
of their armies pledging themselves to
beo'no truoniM.1 fa it Hi) I siipiprt.erpf
the CoBstitution and fawsof IhoUnitbd
States. Such worn tho results of a four
year war, Caufred by IhO histitutloa of
Ai low clays '.after tho1 surfeiidef iof
General Leo and bis armv, lVosidcnt
Tiincoln wa assassinstedi This atro
cious eriiuo placcil Vico President An
'drew JohnbOti In the Presidential Chair
hilo tho tientn ot jir. Jiincoln wus
universally regretted, tho elevation pf
Mr. Johnson was luulud with acclama
tions throughout the land, and this,
too, because of bis love and devotion
to his country, nnd for bis boldness
while Senator of the United States in
advocating the preservation of the
Union ' in opposition to every other
Souther Senator, who with equal bold
ness advocated us dissolution, row
men, North or South"' were subjected
to greater sacrifices on account of bis
patriotism than Andrew Johnion. Ho
Sides the sacrifico of most, if 'not all his
property, ho for a time had to flee" his
Iiomo. - Ho however returned, . and,
with other pat riots, by his indomita
ble energy arubpersevcrance, reclaimed
bis-KUUo TenncMMoo I'iDin treason
and rebellion. , This , bold, and, daring
friend or tho Union can be no traitor
yet, strange as it may appear, he is do
nouncod as a traitor and threatened by
mernuiTS ojttno jtadicft! party with im
peathment. It may bo ashed with
htrortricStywliat has T'residont Johnson
tlono, that he should bo'denoiiuced as a
traitor and threatened with impeach
ment? Is it for n'thing1 more than
the exercise ot tho most noblo andgen
-erous efforts to conciliate and bring
back into tbe foldsof tho Union a bravo
'people, and mnko tbo United States
,wbut they should be, a united, groat
unci powerful nation. ; ' -,i
" ' It, ought not to be fo'rgotton . thrit tho
cause, ilaveryV hiek engendered tho
robollion, )ias been removcd., 'Three or
lour millions of slaves bad been do
elared freQ by au amendment of th
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i h-m i -, ( i--?r ' mnr.r, i" fi i liMTT O
r.arat3waa-.aar.gsTCrr.CT..j. :.s-.?.a-r.-.".r-r.ii:s-.T.-.r''
Constitution. Thoso of Uho Southern
Slates tiost Interested in tho abolition
of tlatery, which deprivdd them of a
large uniount of what they called irop
erty, find which they Jiad1 considered
all-importrint to their interest and Wl
fare, quietly submitted to 'the amend
ment. Those ' who preiuired . tho
aniondineiit omitted to ifnurd afrainst
what would follow, vhen too Into it
vns discovered, that, thrflreeing ol four
millions of slaves won 1I increase tho
Southern representation in Congress
from twenty -fivtv to thirty repre.setifii
tivt'H.' Thi wus to ho . nverconie, lest
the Abolition Radicals should lose their
control in tlx Government, by an act
ol v-'.'I'grCKS ot; another amendment;-ot
Uu .Constitution., J-'ailing. in Iheso
(Tort, all that bitterness of feeling
has been revived which ' existed for
thirty years' between the Radicals' of
tho East And North and Southern slave
holders. ..
Another civil war is " foreshadowed
nnh'ss tho freediAen are phi()til on an
euualitv with -their: previous masters.
It' this cannot bo accompliuhed. Radical
pari i-a us, with a raging thirst for blood
and plunder, are again ready to invade
t ho Southern Slates and lav wanto the
country not already desolated, wilh tho
sworn in one nana una uio ior-n in
. i . 1 1 .... r .... .i . i. a i. I-.
tho olhen ' These revengeful iartisans
would leave their country 'ft howling
wilderness fur tho 'Want of' irwfei vic
tims to gratify an unsparing cruelty.
If they should, succeed iu : willicling on
tho .country another war, it .would bo
more; ternlile than the one Irom wlucli
wo, huvo jiifct, oincrged. It would not
be confined 'i the Southern States, but
extend itself tlio length and breadth of
the United States, ami only close with
the overthrow of the best government
ever devised and tho finest country on
tno lace of tho globe. , IT. such should
bo the fato of our crest ' republican
empire, tho cartse'must not bo' sought
lor in our military camps;-but ln' tno
forum thronpod with Intlummntory or
alors and aspiring tlcmngogues, with
sonls dead to sheircountry's honor and
spotted with corruption. ! u. . . o
7 I need not (ell this great ash.'mblago
of oflicers, soldiers and sailors, most of
whom bavo been engaged in many
iiorihiu battles, defelulin their COltn-
, - , 4k
try, and their country shonor.Thut wai
ls a :rcat evil, nnd tbo greatest that
can befall any' people or 'country. ' It
has ever been the curso of nations and
the causb of all tbo oppressions im
posed on the people of Luropo. If you
would guard yom' once free, happy and
prosperous country from -. oppression
and oppressive taxes, beware how you
encourage war. Jleed not tho dema
gogues who, to gratity ambition or re
venge, would drench 4hcir country in
blood. Tho United States, as con
querors, can afford to bo just and mag
nanimous. -The bravo are always mer
ciful, ami, generous.' As President John
son said, wy have bud war enough ; let
there be peace. ' '
Recollect that tho recent rebellion,
engendered by radical abolitionists and
slaveholders, leaves tho Northern
States with more than ft hundred thou
sand pensioners, besides thousand, and
tens of thousands of ..widows and or
phans, to wncp over, thegraves of their
protectors and defenders of, tho Union.
Vet there are those aiuojig us who are
not sulliciently satisfied with blood and
plunder, and cry for more war.
" " In conclusion, 1 would cnll upon you,
oflicers, ("rrfdiers-aiid sailors to stand by
the Union, which, in a war of four
vears, wLu blood flowed jn torrents,
by your gallantry, indomitable perue
vera nee nnd courage, you. Saved from
ruin anldestruetion. I entreat yOu
to spare no efforts to preserve thisgrcat
Republican Empire the last hope of
tho ' oppruh-scd . of ' tho world again
imperiled by tho mac hinations of dem
agogues)" whose maxims are, "rule, or
ruin." ' - "'
With confident expec tations that you
will, as heretofore, prove tho saviors of
your country, I again gratefully thank
you for tho honor you have been pleased
to confer upon mo. '
Should Indiana be Turned Out
of the Union.
' Tho precedent for this, is tho exclu
sion of Louisiana from tho Union, and
tho , long exclusion of Tennessee, bo
causo ofjviots in Jlemphisand New
Orleans; Theao riots wero somewhat
bloody and very disgraceful, as were
the New York riots, but as Now York
was Republican, it was nevor proposed
to exclude the -great Slato from tho
Union, a Louisiana has been excluded
nor should Indiana bo driven out of
the Union, because of a riot, in India
napolis with' loss of life, in an attempt
to prevent the President of the United
States from being heard tjiore.
- Tho Indianapolis riot, nevertheless,
Is a very great disgrace to tho Indiana
authorities.. ' If Congress were in ses
sign, it might bo worth the while fol
lowing tho 'Memphis preoodent, to in-
2 hire into it. Life has boon lost. Tho
'resident of tho United States lias boon
endangered. Free spooeh has been
forbidden, A public mooting was broken
up. Banners were toru, and ft proces
sion was disturbed.: All this is bad in
principlo,' and wofie in tho' moral, than
tho New Orleans or Memphis riots.
N.Y. Express.
The Appeal of a Johnson Republican
The Restoration.
[From the Evansville (Indiana) Courier, Sept. 10]
We shall endeavor to give the main
points theof speeeji of Major Mxtfean On
the occasion aUudttl to above, pivinlsirtjr'
thnl bis effort Mi that occasion w as one
of the most brilliant and striking which
we have heard during the campaign. "
Minor Moreau, niter tho customary
preliminary remarks, said that ho was
glad to see bo many who wero ftblo to
bo called traitors by "traitors. llo
was triad to meet so many of his bid
comrades who had stood ,witb Jiim in
the -face of death fr tho .preservation
of the Union.' These' men had' dared
to face the storm of lead on many bat
tle-fields, and they could, bo thought,
face the storm ot epithets and lies hurl
ed vpoii them by the May-at-homc
patriots" who follow Such great mili
tary heroes as Charles Sumner and
Thaddcus Stevens. Applause ") ' '
llo had been with tho Republican
party since it . formation, .. ton, years
ago, ana baa been u liign priesi tn.tiio
liepublicim temple, and when lie spoke
ot tho parry, ho knew' what be was
peaking about. Jn tho Zin ol reuni-
ary convention, nc creaied a siorm ny
oll'ering a resolution indorsing Andrew
Johnson; crippled. stHiidingon crutch
es, ho went under in that convention
with his Johnson resolution, as lie and
his horse wen under, be tore tho. rebel
lilleS. M.:ll ! S , . !(. .- r Ml. .
It was uot pleasant to part with old
party friends and companions. , Before
him, however, be . saw tho faces , of
friends of ton years ago, and bis later
associates of the past . ten years, i He
regretted to part wjihthq latter, buthe
bad appealed to tho high cojir , of his
conscience, and he would bo .true to
himself. . . ' . ; .. . .
Because bo bad ceased to co-operate
with those who bud deserted hiMbtand
sril-bcarer, Andrew Johnson, bo had
been attacked ; , but bo would say to
them that every attack made upon him
was sharp edged knife . put into tho
vitals of the Republican party, and ho
cared not bow thick and fast they fell
Cheers. . t ' , i . . :;
Re would not bandy epithets witn
bis opponeuts. llo had no, hard names
to apply to theui.' There were , too
many questions of vital importance to
discuss to have time for, personalities.
He would, however, only uddrcss Uiem
in a desultory manner, lor ho was un
well, and ought to bo in his bed. .
One ot the great issues of tho day
tho greatest f them all was the ques
tion of "Union or Disunion !" It is ho
sumo question that wus forced upon
the country live years ago, and for the
settlement of which tho American poo
plo had been called to arms for which
they had suffered, and for which they
died. The same question is to bo set
tled again, through the perfidy . of rt
revolutionary and usurpiug Congress,
which has .attempted to rob tho sol
diers of tho fruits of their suffering and
privations.' For what? That n party
may provide means for tho retention of
its power, i
: Xo you roinomber, follow comrades,
tho inducements held out for you to
enlist? Eleven States bad proclaimed
that they were going out of tho Union
that they were going to ' assert the
supremo sovereignty claimed for them
by a cert. 'ii n school of politicians in the
South, and dissolve tho Union left us
by Washington. That was tho induce
ment.. We wero enthusiastically up
pealed to uud wo responded. Ah
now many respobded, lot tho thousands
of doad, all over tho South, toll of tho
carnage and death. How we went
forth to moot that question of "Union
or Disunion, " let tho vacant seats by
the hearth tell, wheroa void is made
that may novtr be filled on etirth. How
weweut forth, let tho armless sleeves, to
bo seen on every highway, tho halting
step the crutch aud the hobbling body
tell. ,
. 4c
; What has Congress done for the
white man? What legislation has boon
undertaken during the whole . of las(
session that has a tendency oven to
bonefit tho poor, laboring, producing
classes? Nothing has boon done for white
men every thing againsttbem. There
has boon but one idea before it, to the
exclusion of every thing clso. It is tho
ono idea of Nigger. They havo had
nigger in tho lobby, nigger in the gal
lory, nigger on tho brain, and, in my
opinion, nigger in closer quarters. Ap
plauso and laughter. Iho niggor is
Dig thing 1 If he isn t on ico, ho ought
bo during August to drown the smell.
Laughter. - j
But Congress, with, all Us nigger,
has adjourned and gone to the people for
a verdict, and wo bavo its bones now
before tho anatomist. ..of history, tho
people, and it is left to thorn to decide
to what genus and species of the ani
mal creation that Congress belong.
But wh.it has Johnson done that the
Republican party should desert him?
In what is his '' policy' different from
Mr. Lincoln's? 1 Lincoln commenced
the organization of tho States lately in
rebellion, restoring, civil i republican
government to each, and Johnson has
only continued Iho line of policy, un
dertaken bvLlnooIn. But It is said, and
trtithf nlly I hat Llncoln'spoliey Wasonly
an experiment, weli.wbatot that.'John
son, has shown . that - tho ,- experiment
was a good ono, and that .It will do to
adopt. Johnson is right, and bo will
do "what lift knows is right, no mat
ter Trbd opposes Jiim. " " '
Iho cant. cf difference, however, be
toen the Uepublican party and tho
President was that tho former did not
care to resVe the Union, until provis
ion had boeii made1 to organize the
niggers in the South as un adjunct of
the Radical party, in ordor to preserve
their power in Congress. It - is all a
trn-K lor powor piaco anu patronage,
that tho paid pimps of Congress might
continno to fatten off of ' tho - crushed
white men of the North "and South.
Tho difference of opinion bet ween Con-
gress and ,tho 1 resident was manufac
tured, it was managed exceedingly well
ny a lew military heroes like bumner
aiid Stevens. ' .
What care Thnddetis Stevens and
Charles Sumner for tho Constitution ?
Wbatvare they for its provisions , and
exactions? : Power is what they seek,
aud what they will get, if tho pcoplcdo'
not take the Constitution out ol their
keeping. :, ; i '
W hufwiiH tho condition of tho conn
trv at tho eloSe of the late war ? Peace
white-winged jx:aee, hovered over the
continent. Men every-whoro South
accepted the results of tho war. Tho
ultra principle ot State secession was
dead, and tho South was ready to re
tuni to its allegiance. ': Why was it not
permited? Who tlarod to siiy that the
fruits of our labors, aud sufferings, and
privations, should not be reaped? Fra
ternal relations wero established, with
wonderful rapidity, and tlio ' futnro of
our country cheered tho heart of the
patriot ; : ; ,- ; .
When Iho, war closed, a fooling akin
to the old brotherhood that existed took
possession of our hearts." Wo in ' the
North appreciated our Southern breth
ren for their manhood they respected
us for our manhood, Southern men
changed their ideas . aliout ono being
equal to six North, and Northern men
learned to believe that' Southern sol
diers wero men of nerve and ' heroism.
We had begun to look at each, other
i i;,iit. it is truo wo both had much to
remember, Tor the little hills hero und
lht-1 e,' ami tho mounds' and ditches
spi;!;o eloquent Svords for remembrance;
but wo were smoothing' down the bit
terness of our lato cat-squall, , and wero
loth beginning to sympathize with tho
sorrows and troubles each . had gono
through, anil wero suffering. We wero
extending our hand out toward our
Southern erring brother all bloody
that it was a hand equally as bloody.
Tho eloquent worils that tho mingling
Confederate nnd Federal graves spoke,
told us that wo had something to keep
in memory perluips, but that wo wero
nevertheless one people, one race, and
with ono common country.
When tho war closed, follow com
rades, tho authority of tho Union was
cheerfully, cordially recognized every
whoro. Even tho tax gathorer, that al
waj's unwelcomo visitor, was kindly
received by tho Southron. Ho looked
about him, among the shattered frag
ments of his wealth, for tho means to
meet his new obligation. Crushed in
power, broken in wealth, yet brave in
heart, as an American should be, ho
was casting about for the moans of
recuperation, and tho Northern man
was preparing to aid him. Why, com
rades, was not this auspicious future
dawning upon us, as tho fruits of our
labor, permitted to burst forth? Ap
plause But Congress has boen in sossion for
many months, with a Bub-legislativo
body, of its own creation, in tho shapo
of a "high diicctory" of fifteen, to dic
tate terms and prevent the restoration
oi'tho Union. Who ever beard of ono
legislative body creating another?
Whore will wo find it in history?
Whero on oarth bus a similar body sat,
without wo find tho parallel in tho di
rectory which ruled Franco in tho
bloody days of tho Rovolution and
Inquisition? '
Ho spoke of tho character of Freed
men's Buroau and the Civil Rights Bill,
exhibiting the character and fell pur
poses of each. No man who had voted
for either, but violated his Constitution
pi oath and perjured his soul. If the
American peoplo were not a long suf
fering people, we would have long
since read them a lesson that they
would not soon forget.
He alludod feelingly to tho treat
ment of Voorheos, oy the Congross
revolutionists, to show that partiality,
passion, arrogance and a want of hon
esty, were the component parts of that
body, and revolution their avowed
A great howl had boon sot up about
admitting rebels to Congress, whose
hands wore rooking with the blood of
loyal brothers, and all that . sort of
thing. 'His experience among them
taught him that this class of loud
mouthed :loyalists never bad any broth
ers in the army to furnish blood for
traitors to dyo their hand inl '
That was a mere snbterl'tfge unworthy
of men Yvrofessinr to be 'statesmen. It
was well known thftfeach house was
judge of the qualification of its mem
bers, and illustrated llwi point. Sup
pose a "red banded . traitor" was sent
up froni tho South as -a-; delegate and
rejected how many1 times, would they
continue to scndMrnJflp for rrjoction ?
How many tim6s beffro the right man
would be ?eht op? Besides tho oath
Was the tc8bwhethf a representative
was-a traitor or notf If be could take
the bath he would i as good as thoso
who are now legislating and conspiring
against iyhito 'hien, rebel or not. No
body wanst' rebels or traitors, or ex
pects them to represent the nation in
Congress, and, so far as be knew, be
bad nevor found any of that class who
desired to d6 so.
He paid ft high' 'tribute to the 'un
flinching heroic character of tho Presi
dent. The stOrras of sectionalism or of
party might burst upon hi in thestorm
might bend his iron frame, but it would
not break. . Tho devils in .hell and tho
Rads. on earth, united, can not crush
him. Ho was tho President of the peo
ple ami to them he looked forstrength
to atnnd up against tho enemies of tho
Constitution. Will ho appeal in vain?
Cries of "No, no,'' and applause "
What has,, this ..'Congress done for
poor white children of poor white sol
diers? Ho. asked the question, because
ire white soiuiers had an gut -to ask.1
Iho l rccdmen's Buroau Bill provides
for little niggers they aro-to bo; fod
and clothed aud educated: but what
has been done for tho orphan children
of whito soldiers? Ho could answer
nothing I" lie had met them rcry
many of thein begging in all tho cities
ot tlio htate-t-begging lor Ifood and
shelter; while the nigger brat is fed at
the cxpenso Qt tho poor white laborer
of the country. HoW' long wilt tho
people tolerate this outrage u'non the
children of the bravo deud, who died
ffit f li.li- rmmfrir .
Houses were built for lazy niggers to
liyo in. Juoncy given them to travel
upon. What for tbo poor white soldior?
hot Mug; but by this sort of legislation
hq is required to mortgage, bis little
homestead, if be, has one, lor fifty years
to pay the rich. man's war debt, aud to
spare the rich man s bonds from taxa
tion. '" i ' ' . '
livery man who voto for tho Radical
propositions and . candidates, votes a
mortgage upon his homestead forever,
perhaps; his children's children may
ucvor live to soo it taken therefrom.
Ono-fifth of tho moniod wealth of the
country (In bonds) was exempt : from
taxation, whilo the poor man's home is
to bo perpetually mortgaged to iusuro
the Radical an interest Upon bonds, for
which he is freofrom taxation by Rad
ical legislation. This is what Congress
has uone lor: tho poor white soldier.
In conclusion, Major Moreau made a
beautiful, eloquent and most impres
sive appeal to bis countrymen to bo
true to then? country, their children
and themselves. Ho called upon them
to 6upprtcato the Throne" of Graco to
avert from thora the , horrors of, tlie
revolution tho men in power wero now
conspiring to bring upon tho Nation.
Oh, Uod Bavo this people from tho dark
abyss upon whose briuka they stand,
aud guide them over tho troubled seas
of anarchy, ruin, and a Nation's eter
nal night. , i ; :.. i,
Irishmen on Radical Blarney.
Tho Irish adopted citizens of Wash
ington, held ' a largo mooting a few
evening ago, and passed tho following
resolution ; ,
T?fQi7tj,t Tlio t 4lif lot.- mnnintrAwinf
of tho Radicals to gain over the votes
of our fellow-citizens, can - only bo re
garded by the latter with ridiculo And
contempt,: particularly when it is ro
mumberod that the Rudiouls havo al
v'iys been tbo bitter enemies of tho
Irish raco, and that their leader, Thad.
Stevens, only recently declared in a
public speech tho negro to bo far bettor
and more deserving than tho Irish and
Ciermans; and that during the lust
session they wero careful not to con
sumate any measure for for the benefit
of thoso whose voto they now aim to
secure. ' .
Let tho Radicals pot that In their
pipo and emoko it . .
Jons Yas ByaEN and the "Divine
Waekiob." Tbo Rochester Union is
responsible tor tho following :
During tbo war John Van Buron
was riding in a railroad car ono day
besides a most ardent "patriot in
whito choker and suit of black, who
was "terribly in earnest" about ; the
war, tolling what "we" had dono so far
in whipping tho rebols, what 'wo"
wero going to do, aud soon. "And
when did you get back?" naively in
quirod John, "Back I me 1 back 1
what do you mean?" responded the
divino warrior in buckram. "Why.
when did you gotback from tho front?
rejoinod the wag. "Oh! . I haven't
been to the front," answered the the
FolstaiHan hero in a subdued tone as
he wilted under tbo Vrinco's malicious
laugh and tho jeering smiles, of those
who had overheard the caovaticn.
, f,k it n ",. iK .,
for 4x month, pjrjoW la dTurn;,WlV; j rr
For Ihrtt montlr ijbl In Jyoc . ti,
' Wif. GLENN, Proprietor.
The Opinion of General Grant.
,Thero is muah inquiry as r to how
(yeuarul Grant stands in' tliV ooatesi
between the President and the Jaco
bins The sympathy which h et incW
for the former, br accompanying bim
to Chicago, and being present at th
reception of thij delegates' to thfl' Phila
delphia Convention.-ought to satisfy
every one that he is not.tdth the Rad
ical ruction.' If. that is not sufficient
read tho following extract from his re
port made to the President last, JPo- -cembcr,
upon tho.stato of feeling in the
South, behaving been sent on a to or
of inspection there for that purpose:
"both in traveling and while stop
ping I saw and conversed freely Vith
the eitir.otis of those States North
Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia
as well as with ofilcorB of the army
who havo boen among them. The fol
lowing are. tlio conclusions como V
by mo: ' ' ' ' ",; "'
"l am satisfied that tho mass of taint
ing incn.of tho Sonth accent thepresonl
situfctiou.ol a)iairs in gooJ .laitu.- loa
questions which have heretofore divi
ded tho sentiments of the pooplo of the
two 6cctioDS Slavery and State rights
or tho right of a Stato to socodo from
the Union they regard as nsvmg boon
settled forever, by the highest tribunal
arms that man can resort to. I
wus pleased td learn from the' leading
men whom 1 met that they ; nut s only
accepted the decision arrived at as final,
but that now, that tho smoke of battlo
has cleared away, and timo has been
given for reflection, that' this decision
has been a fortunato ono for the whole
country,' they receiving the like, bene
fits from it with those toho opposed
them in tho field and In tho Cabin.-
My observations led me to ih con
clusion that tho citizens of the South
ern States aro anxious to return to'
self-government wUnmithe jUoion.ajr
soon as possible'; that whilo reconstrntv'
ting they want ana roquire protection,
from tho Government; that they areia
earnest in wishing to do what they
think is required by the Government,
not humiliating. to them as citixona
and that if such a eoursa was pointed
out they would pursue it In good faith."
It is to bo regretted that there cannot
bo a greater commingling at thiB time
between the citizens of the twossctiona
and pnrtlcularty those intrustod will'
tho law-making power." ' --
-..vu. s. grant,.;1
, , , . .."Lieutenant General. . ,
"WAsnmaTO.v, Doo. 18, 'C5."
Tho spirit and tone of that is Verjr
different from the Jacobins, and is ex-'
actly that of the conservative Uuioa
men. . ; : ..
Antecedents of Sothern Radical
An inquiry into the antecedents of
tho delegatos tq tho Disunion Southorn
Convention, lately in sossion at Phila-'
bolphia, would probably result in show
iug that very few of thorn havo any
lcgitimato right to speak for the South,,
and especially the loyal South. Thorn
as J. Durant, of Louisiana, temporary
Chairman oi the Convention, was .we
learn, a rampant secessionists at tho
outbreak of the rebellion, though
Northern man. J. M. Fiold, of Missis
sippi, was a robot lieutenant in the re
bellion, and is also of Northern birtb.
Tho ' Colonol Daniel, of Louisiana,"
who figures in tho Convention, is a.
Massachusetts Yankeo, who went down1,
to Louisiana for a whilo in command ;
of somo negro troops, but who, at ; tha
close of tho war, -left Louisiana and
camo to Wasliington, and whilo hero,
it will bo rememberod, distinguished
himself by marrying Mrs. Cora V;
Hatch, the somowhat noted "spiritual
medium. " Washington Star. t
.almost Burkd A little soo 1 of Mr.
Riley, who lives on Kluubetb ktreet; where
ths eontrtctott re exoivstlng . for the ' In
proYenwnt of that ilrwt, (Uy or tno since
irniudJ hlmelf bj digging lato the ground
oa the iusiJe of Ibe cellar, where it nil ' nof"
wnllcJjDp. Uu bud borrowed ' Lluiiolf terns
five or tlx (eel iuto the sand, sad was plsylug
lo tlie hole, when lurge dims if ', the ' esrth
above la-abled down epoa him, hatting htat.
up lo the hole bthlod It; It was soma time
before bis predicaoDok km d'loovoreJ, bal,
furtantc!y, s eumll sirhole wu left, so thti
he eufiered bat little iucooTeoiooce1. - Wliea
bo wot foacJ, the workmen eo oa the street
were hastily ntninorjed, ao4 Ihty sotm sao
Ceded la diggiug hiui out unharmed. The
little fellow wu about as badly frightened as
were the ether member of bis mother's' fame
!!. Lafayette Journal.
. Jo A gentleman -was promenading
a fashionable street, with a1 bright boy
at his eido, when tho little follow cried
out : "Ob, pa, there goes' an editor 1"
"Hush I hush I" said the father, "don't
mako sport of tho fi60r man God
only knows what yoU: may come to
yet." ;- ;; . ; . ,
. lejr An Irish sailor, as he was riding,
made a pause the horso, in boating off
the flies, caught his hind foot in the
stirrup. Tbo sailor, observing it, ex
claimed; "JIow now, Dobbin, If yoii
are going to got on, I'll get off: for, bv
the powers, I will not ride double wHo
yon. '

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