The Columbian. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1866-1910, July 07, 1866, Image 2

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JTon. irun?i .VftilforA.&TiTfO-j of the Tmt"tiri
Hill, I lnclooyoiHieiiyir iny lUu tlilt uo U.
I lmo llkuwlroiulari-pl nrpy lotlu-rrpMpiit.
You will Rie Hull ttiecluugn tliat I nm oM'u-ilng
film Is fulso.
If I nm Mistnluml ! j-nuvclf iiml tlio 1'rcM
(lent; If tho tintrunnijo fount Inkrii from us nml
Uen to tliosp who nno vi, ire ulintl lie nblo lo
iiinkir our lsorons Union orpinljillon n null
Tlotf, IleRpcclfully, 1'Al.r.MoN .ToitN,
AwMiirTlilrlccntli District IViin-lvnnl.i.
Tlio above letter appears in the lust
number of tlio Jlepublicun. It wa, the
reader will observo by Its date, written
to tho Secretary of tlio Treasury long
after tlio veto of tlio Frccdman's Bu
reau Dill, and subsequent to the Presi
dent's celebrated speech of tho twenty
second of February. Thospecch ns well
as tho veto settled with great certainty
tho 1'resldent's position, and his Axed
determination to maintain it. Yet with
theso facts staring tlio Assessor In the
face ho gets up u eppy of his paper
which by Implication bo admits was a
client, nnd so Intended, and forwarded
tho same to the Secretary and tho Presi
dent with the letter above. It would
no doubt gratify public curiosity to
know how much of the Presideiit's
tlmo was consumed In tho reading of
tho Jlepublicun.
4Wc confess this letter took us by sur
prise, and wo nro sorry that In this wo
were alone. "We were a stranger in this
community, and tlio character of tho
writer unknown to us. "Vo did not
then for a moment suspect that tholovo
of Jllthy lucre had eaten out and con
Bimied whatever of manliness and de
cency imttiro had originally bestowed
upon him. Tho letter .-peaks for itself,
and tho character of the writer Is sum
med ii) ami epitomized In his prayer to
the Secretary that (he pulrouare may
nut he (alien from him. He says ho sent
to Washington for a copy of this letter,
lint why? Upon information receiv
ed by him that it had been generally
read by Senators, and that every Sena
tor looked upon tlio writer with tho
loathing ami disgust which such a letter
must inspire in the breast of every
honorable man, ho sent for a copy ; and
wc strongly suspect that his moral sen.-o
lias become so perverted and depraved
by greed for gain that oven now he cum
not appreciate tho bareness of his pres
old po.-itiou. Indeed, this may bo clear
ly inferred from tho publication of this
letter in his own paper. While Ids
friends blush for very shanio at Its pe
rusal, ho gives it to tho public with a
bravado becoming to him alone. Tlio
unanimous conllrniation of Mr. Clark
by the Senate, and the refusal of that
body to reconsider the) same, was no
doubt in great part duo to the contempt
of Senators of Radical proclivities for
tho present incumbent.
Wk hnvo to say, upon tho most com
plete authority, that the statement in
the Jlcjmblican that Mr. Clark has nt
"Washington or elsewhere disavowed all
connection with tlio Coi.ummax is false.
. Tho charge niiidu to Budical members
was that ho had set up a newspaper " to
abuse Conyress;" to which tlio reply,
perfectly conformed to truth, was that
ho had never written u lino about Con
gress, and was not even a stockholder in
tills Journal, although its proprietors
were his friends. And to members of
the Senate, when acting upon the ease,
concession was freely made that he had
given our Journal encouragement In ob
taining subscriptions, etc. Besides, this
journal lias not "abused Congress," and
tho foregoing appeal made to prejudice
would have been unjust even if conllned
to us. The truth is, that Mr. Clark win
announced and known at Washington,
as well as at home, as a ilrm supporter
of tho President, and win confirmed in
full vlow of that fact by tho Senate.
A communication has been received
nt tho Department of State from our
Legation at London, enclosing two pam
phlets relating to certain experiments
by J)r. James Dowor, of Kirkcaldy, for
testing tho elucney of sulphurous acid
gas as a disinfectant. Bosults nro cited
which lead lotlicconvicllon that rinder
pest, pleuro-pnciunonia, and cholera,
mid some other Ills by which tho human
family nro nlllicted, may bo not only
very much modified, but even wholly
prevented by this moans. Tho method
of generating tho gas is very simple and
inexpensive. It is only necessary to
iiavo a chillier of old n.-h cinders; set a
Hindi cruciblo Into them and drop a
pleco of sulphur stick of tho size of it
man's thumb into it. This will funil
gate n largo cattleshedorbyroln twenty
minutes. Tho animals seem to enjoy
it, and it nets as a tonic on man or beast.
Tho shed or byre must bo well ventilat
ed during tho fumigation, as well as
before and after it, and sound sanitary
rules must bo enforced In regard to clean
liness and tho removal of dungheaps.
During tho prevalence of such epidem
ics ns aro above named, tho fumigation
may bo mndo according to the foregoing
directions four or llvo times u day j and
not only is this treatment said to euro
tho fatal diseases, but is stated that
mango, ringworm, and llco havo also
vanished before it, and that also grease
heels In horses luivo been cured by It,
whllo sevcro eases of phthisis and tur-.
bercular tin'cctions of tho lungs hnve
been relieved In human beings. Tho mat
ter Is worthy of study and experiment
by our scientific and professional men.
Dr. Dewor having liberally consented to
tho free use of his pamphlets, they will
bo sent by tho Secretary of Kluto loan
upproprintoeoniiniltcoin Congress, with
a view to their publication and distribu
tion. ' Al.i Gnrlbaldlaus who were at Conm
hud followed Mti-Jr commander to l.eno. J
A National Union Conviction,
of at least two delegates from each Con
gressloiinl district of nil the Stales, two
from each Territory, two from the II
trlct of Columbia, nnd four delegates at
large from each State, will be held at
the City of Philadelphia, on the second
Tuesday (fourteenth) of August next
Such delegates will be chosen by the
electors of tho several States who sustain
the Administration in maintaining un
broken the Union of tho States, under
the Constitution which our fathers estab
lished, and who agree in the following
propositions, viz.
The Union of States Is, lu overy ease,
Indissoluble, nnd Is perpetual; and the
Constitution of tho United States, and
tho laws passed by Congress In pursu
unco thereof, supreme, nnd constant, nnd
universal in their obligation;
The rights, the dignity, nnd the equal
lty of tho States In the Union, Including
tho right of representation In Congress,
are solemnly guaranteed by that Consti
tution, to save which from overthrow
so much blood and treasure were expend
ed In the late civil war;
There Is no right, anywhere, to dis
solve the Union, or to separate States
from the Union, either by voluntary
withdrawal, by force of arms, or by Con-
grosslonulnction ; neltherby thcsecosslon
of the States, nor by the exclusion or
their loyal and qualified representatives,
nor by tho National Government In any
other form ;
Slavery Is abolished, and neither can,
nor ought to be, re-estnbllshcd in nny
State or Territory within our Jurisdic
tion ;
Kach State has tlio undoubted right to
prescribe the qualifications of its own
electors, and no external power rightful
ly can, or ought to, dictate, control, or
influence the free and voluntary action
ofthoStatcsin the exercise of that right ;
Tho maintenance inviolate of the
rights of the States, and especially of
tlio right of each State to order and
control its own domestic concerns, ac
cording to Its own Judgment exclusive
ly, subject only to the Constitution of
tlio United States, is essential to that
balance of power on which the perfection
and endurance of our political fabric de
pend, nnd'the overthrow of that system
by the usurpation and centralization of
power in Congress would be a revolu
tion, dangerous to republican govern
ment and destructive of liberty;
Kacli House of Congress is the
Constitution, tlio sole judge of tho elec
tions, returns, and qualifications of its
members; but tho exclusion of loyal
Senators and ltepresentatives, properly
chosen and qualified, under tho Consti
tution and, laws, is unjust and revolu
tionary ;
Every patriot should frown upon all
those acts and proceedings, everywhere,
which can servo no other purpose than
to rekindle tho animosities of war, and
tlio effect of which upon our moral, so
cial, mid material interests at home, and
upon ourstaiidingnbroad, difl'erlngonly
in degree, is injurious like war itself;
Thepurposoof tliewar having been to
preserve the Union and the Constitution
by putting down tlio Rebellion, and tho
Rebellion having been suppressed, all
Government being at an end, anil the
war having cea-ed, war measures should
also cease, and should bo followed bv
nieiwires of peaceful administration, so
that union, harmony.andcoiicord may bo
encouraged, and liidu-try,coniincrce,and
the arts of peace revived and promoted ;
and tho early restoration of till tho States
to the oxerci-o of their constitutional
powers in tho National Government Is
indispensably necessary to the strength
and tho defenco or tho Republic, and to
tho maintenance or the public credit ;
All such electors in tho thirty-six
Slates and nine Territories of tho Uni
ted States, and In the District of Colum
bia, who, lu a spirit of patriotism and
low for tlio Union, can rise above per
sonal and sectional considerations, and
who desire to seen truly National Union
Convention, which shall represent all
the States and Territories of tho Union,
assemble, us friends and brothers, under
the national flag, to hold counsel togeth
er upon tlio state of tho Union, and to
take measures to avert possible danger
from tlio same, tiro specially requested
to take part in tho choice or such del
But no delegatowllltiikoiiseatlnsucU
Convention who does not loyally accept
tho national situation, and cordially en
dorse the principles above set forth, nnd
who is not attached, in true nlleglance,
to tho Constitution, tho Union, and tho
Government of the United States,
A. W. Kandaij., J 'res' t.
J. R. Doomttm:.
O. IL Buownino,
KnoAit Cowan,
Ciiai!m:s Knap,
K.ymuj'Ij I'owi.mi,
Executive Committee National Union
Wo recommend tlio holding or tho
above Convention, nnd endorse the call
therefor ; J a ni i:i, S. Xouton,
.1. W. Nusmitii,
Jamw Dixon,
T. A. Ki.MuiirKs.
TIVES. ?b (he People r,f the United States :
Dangers threaten tho Constitution.
Tho citadel of our liberties is directly
assailed. The future Is dark unless the
people will come to the rescue. In this
hour of peril "National Union" should
be the watch-word of every true
man, As essential to national Union
wo must maintain unimpaired the
rights, tho dignity, nnd the equality or
the States, including the right or repre
sentation in Congress, and tlio exclusive
right of each State to control Its own
donicstiu concerns, subject only to tho
Constitution orthe United States. After
a uniform construction ortho Constitu
tion for more than half n century, in tlio
assumption or new and arbitrary pow
ers, the Federal Government Is subser
slvo or our system and destructive or
liberty. A free Interchange of opinion
nnd kind reeling between tho citizens or
nil tho States Is necessary to the per
petuity or the Union. At present eleven
Stales nro excluded from the national
council. For seven long months the
present Congress has denied any right of
representation to tho people of theso
States. Laws affecting their highest
and dearest interests have been passed
without their consent, nnd in disregard
of the fundamental principle of free
government. This denial or represon
tatlon has been made to nil the members
rrom a State, although the State, in tlio
language of the President, presents
Itself not only In the attitude of loyalty
and harmony, but In tho persons of
representatives whose loyalty cannot be
questioned under any existing constitu
tional or legal test. The representatives
of nearly one third of tho States have
not been consulted with reference to tho
great questions of tlio day. Thore has
been no nationality surrounding tho
present Congress. There has been no
intercourse between the representatives
of tho two sections producing mutual
confidence and respect. In tho language
of the distinguished Lieutcnunt-Gener-al
: " It is to bo regretted that tit this
time there cannot be a greater comming
ling between tlio citizens or tho two
sections, and particularly those entrust
ed to the law-making power." Thlsstate
of tilings should bo removed at onco
and forever. Therefore, to preserve the
National Union, to vindicate tlio sufll-
clency of our admirable Constitution, to
utird thoStates from covert attempts to
deprive them of their true position
in tho Union, and to bring together
those who are unnaturally severed,
and for these great national purposes
only, wo cordially approve the call for
l National Union Convention, to bo held
at the City of Philadelphia, on tho sec
ond Tuesday, fourteenth day or August
next, and endorse the principles there
in set forth.
AVo therefore respectfully but earnest
ly urge upon our fellow-citizens In each
State, nnd Territory, and Congressional
dNtrict in tlio United States, in tho in
terest of unionnnd intisplrit'of harmonv,
and with direct reference to the princi
ples contained in said call, toact prompt
ly in the selection of wise, moderate, and
conservative men. to represent them In
said Convention, to tho end that all tho
States shall at once be restored to their
practical relations to the Union, tho
Constitution maintained, and peace bless
the whole country.
Signed by W. E. Niblack, Anthony
Thornton, Michael C. Kerr, U.S. Shaui
kliiij Garrett Davis, II. Gnder, Thomas
K. Noell, Samuel J. Randall, Lewis W.
Ross, Stephen Tuber, .1. W. Humphrey,
John llogan, R. M. Beyer, lT. G. Bergen,
Charles Goodyear, Charles 11. Wiulield,
A. H. Coflroth, I.ovoll H. Rosseau,
Philip Johnson, Charles A. Kldridge,
John Ii. Dawson, Reverdy Johnson,
Thomas A. Hendricks, William Wright,
James Guthrie, J. A. Mcllougall, Wil
liam Radford, S. S. Marshall, Mver
Stroiise, Charles Sitgreavcs, S. E. Alien
na, E. N. Hubbell, B. C. Bitter, A.
I larding, A. S. Glossbrcnnor, E. R. V.
Wright, A. J. Rogers, II. M'Culloch,
E. C. Lo Blond, and W. E. Fiuck.
Tic .Ia.vwi'a( Mrrrur bwtty ultljtjyidJ'aUnion
Ju!m untilurcUark ctmjirinnl I
Washington, I), c, Juno '.7, iwn.
Dkaii Captain, Tho Senate or the
United States, composed of thirty-nlno
Republican and ten Democratic mem
bers, on yesterday confirmed the nomi
nation of Robert V. Clark, Esq., as As
sessor for the Thirteenth Congressional
District of Pennsylvania, by a unani
mous vote. This honorable testimonial
of confidence in the nominee, and of in
difl'erenco to the vlewsof Ulysses Mercur,
and to the Interests of his friend Puie
nfon John, ought to be instructive in
your section, Mercur has followed this
case with his hostility from the Bureau
of Internal Revenue to the Secretary of
tho Treasury, from the Secretary to' tho
President, and front the President to the
Senate. Ills labors havo been very ar
duous as well as unworthy, but ho has
received a rebuff at every point.
Although tho proceedings of tho Sen
ate on nominations are secret, some
things connected with them always
transpire. Mercur has stated that he
appeared before tho Senate Committee
on Finance, and made a speech against
tho nomination ; which was, no doubt,
a bitter ono; and ho also solicited mem
bers Jo oppose It. Tho Inglorious result
or all his operations Isti unnnlniouscoii
llrinatlon by the Senate. Ho might
have got it few members of very Radi
cal proclivities to vote against Mr.
Clark, by Importunity and misrepresen
tation, if It had not been for a letter or
P. John to tho Secretary of the Treas
ury. John teems to huvo thought the
Secretary ns great n rascal as himself,
and wrote to him that ho would sus
tain tlio Administration if ho were con
tinued in oilice. This was in March,
after tho President's veto of tho Freed
man's Bureau BUI, Jiis speech of tho
twenty-second of February, etc., nnd
when the Issue wits fully mndo up bu
tween him and tho majority In Con-
gross. John thought It was agood time
to ,-ell himself, and like a prudent man,
staled his i,.nis, in yi-ry plain liingunye, j
In the proper quarter. But ho was very
much mistaken In tho Secretary, who,
Instead of being delighted with mnklng
u valuable purchase on easy terms, be
camo somewhat disgusted, and has never
thought of Palemon John since without
a lively emotion of contempt. And this
feeling was not nt all decreased by the
extravagant pulf of tho Secretary which
John put In his paper about tho same
This unfortunate epistle, which some
how found Its way to Senators, put tho
finishing stroko to poor John.
"So llio ulrnck i-nnlo, fcirctrtwil upon Hip I'llnln,
No more I hrcmuli roll tug rlnwN toxnnr nu.iln,
VIi'Wpi! Ills own fwilhrron Hip fnlnl clnrl,
Tlint wlnitPil tlipflinft Hint niilvpi-r-illnlifoheni-tj
Kri'ii wen- lifo tmniri, Imt Iicpiht fur to firl
lie luuscil the lillilon wlilcli linln llpil Hip rIppI."
A. M.
WAsittsrtToN, July I, lW).
Diiau Captain, The glorious Fourth
has come once more with its suspension
of business, celebrations, parties, nnd
above all, firing or crackers, torpedoes,
and fireworks generally by the young
sters or the city. Tho public ofllces are
closed, and every one turns from the or
dinary occupations and annoyances of
life to the enjoyment of a holiday. Ex
peditious upon tho Potomac to Gly
mount and Mt. Vernon, llshlng parties
to the Falls, and rides into tho country
are the order of tho day. The public
grounds and squares are filled with peo
ple. Nevertheless, I wish myself away
once more from tho heat and dust or
Washington, upon n quiet ramble
through the grounds or a New England
college, or o'lf upon an expedition to the
White Mountains, or to the cool sea
shore or the East.
But all this is aside rrom my purpose,
which is to conclude the story of tho
nomination mentioned in my former
letter, which you may desire to have in
full, as It relates to a matter of local in
terest In your section.
After Mr. Clark's confirmation last
week Mr. Mercur, accompanied by a
feliow-niembcr of the House rrom your
Slate named Kelly, made a foray upon
tho Senate to get tho subject reconsider
ed. In consequence of their ellbrts a
motion was made and adopted request
ing tho President to return the conllrni
ation to tlio Senate. 1 am told that such
motions are agreed to as n matter of
course, whenever a member desires to
move n reconsideration. On yesterday
the President retruued tho case to the
Senate, anditenmoup in Executive ses
sion. The reconsideration was rejected,
and it Is rumored, by a very strong vote,
after debate. Thus ended the contest.
John retired from the footlights; his per
formances In tlie character of the bold
olUce-hunter and complete letter-writer
will no longer edify the public ; nnd the
curtain drops finally before the actors
in this little drama of appointment.
A. M,
From Washington.
Tin: Postmaster-General sent a com
munication to Congress calling atten
tion to abuses of the franking privilege,
in tlio use of franks of members by claim
agents, patent agents, etc. The Post-
mtister-Geiiernl says this abuse lias In
come n serious evil, lessening considera
bly the postal revenues, and bringing
reproach upon tlKiTpcpartnio'it. The
Postmaster-General is powerless to ar
rest this evil while members of Congress
permit their clerks or other persons to
write their names upon envelopes, and
use or permit the Use of.hcv'w'V stamps,
neitherof wlilcli has the function or law
Cases aro cited where a Senator Intrusts
all his franking to a niece, where patent
agents send their circulars under frank
of a member of Congress, and a ease
where a clerk in ouo or the departments
farms out tho franks of three several
members or Congress. Outside of this
report we hear of an Instance where it
Is charged that a member of Congress
sells his frank. The report was referred
to the House Committee on Post-oilices
and Post Roads.
A circular lias been issued by General
Spinner, United States Treasurer, em
bodying the opinion of Solicitor of the
Treasury Jordan, from which the former
says It will be seen that noauthority is in
vested In tho Treasurer's Olllceoriiithi
Department to refund to any National
Bank tho amount of duty claimed to
have been erroneously exacted from it
either by direct return of tho amount
paid, or by allowing it as a credit to the
bank on the payment in July next. The
only remedy then left to the banks ef
fected by this opinion of the Solicitor is
in the provision by Congress for repay
ment of the amounts claimed. In tite
endeavor to procure such action by Con
gress I will cheerfully co-operate by a
representation of the facts, and In any
other proper way. Circular No. 1 1, Will,
issued under date of February tenth,
18(5(1, in which It was proposed to refund
by allowing to bo applied as payment
on tho July return any amount wlilcli a
bank should show' to be duo to It by
reason of tho modified regulations re
specting surplus, mid cannot, therefore,
under tho construction given by tho So
licitor of the Treasury to the powers and
duties or this otllce, bo carried out.
Tho President on Thursday sent a
messago to the Houso in reply to u reso
lution requesting information ns to
whether any of tho civil or military
employes of tho Government havo as
slated in tlio rendition of public honors
to tho Rebel living or dead. lo Incloses
communications from tlio heads of de
partments In substance as follows: The
Secretary of State says he has no knowl
edge or information on the subject of the
resolution. The Attorney-General re
marks that his department has no
knowledge of such disloyal demonstra
tion on tho part of nny olllcer subject to
Its jurisdiction, and ho believes that nouu
such has taken place. The Postmaster
General says ho has no information upon
any branch of the Inquiry so far as It
may relate to the olllcers and employes
of his denartnient. Tho
tho Interior sa.vs: "None of tho em.
ployes of this department, so funis I am
ad vi-ed and Im-Mcw, within ihe Mule "f
Georgia or any other of the Rebel Stntes
have In any way countenanced or assist
ed lu tho rendition or public honors to
traitors, either living or dead, or con
curred lu tho obstruction or denial by
the Rebel authorities or the privilege or
doing like honors to loyalty at tho graves
or Union soldiers who havo perished fur
rrom their homes and kindred." Tlio
Secretary or the T.rcasury makes n simi
lar reply. The Secretary or War says
his department Is not in possession or
iinyolllcialliiforinatloiiupon thosiibject.
Mr. Brown's resolution about the re
organization of the departmental service
will not be acted upon this session.
It Is understood that an address to the
people of tho United Stntes has been
agreed upon by tho Democratic and Con
servative members of Congress, nnd Is
now being signed. It fully endorses thu
proposed National Convention, to bo
held in Philadelphia on thu fourteenth
of August, nnd urges participation In its
proceedings. It is headed with the
names or Senator Guthrie and Repre
sentiitlve Niblack.
Tlio Miscellaneous Appropriation Bill,
reported to the House on Friday, con
tains an item or ill'ty thousand dollars
to establish National Cemeteries, and to
purchstsosites for the same at such points
as tho President may deem proper, and
for the care of the same; and two bun
dred dollars for erecting, In connection
with tho Treasury Department, a brick
fireproof building for tlio Currency
Printing Bureau and for storage.
The otllcial report from General Car
vagal, Governor oT Tainaulipas, dated
the eighteenth ultimo, lias been received
by Minister Romero, which states that
ho had Just been placed in possession nf
inlolligcnco from General Escobedo
dated on the sixteenth, giving him do-
tails of his important victory over the
Imperialists near Caniargo on tho same
day. The wagons captured are over two
hundred and seventy lu number, and
the value of tho.nierchandise nearly two
million dollars. Tho merchandise cap
tured belonged to 1-rcnch and Austrian
houses in Matamoras, and is therefore
lawful prize. General Escobedo iiNo
captured twelve hundred prisoners, of
whom four hundred were Austrian,
Only n part of the enemy's cavalry es
caped ; ail the artillery .and ammunition
was captured. A- cniuturlu of two mil
lions or dollars left Monterey for Mata
moras on the sixteenth, with two tlious
and French soldiers as a guard, under
General Jeoningros. General Kscobeii
(EscohedoV) marched to attack him
General Carvajal expresses hisnbility to
capture Mtitumoms without reinforce
ments from Escobedo.
The June report of tho Agricultural
Department gives a comparison between
the amount of raw cotton Imported from
the United States into Great Britain
during four months (if last year, and the
four corresponding months of tho pros'
cut year. It exceeds the quantity iin
ported from India by almost ono bun
dred per cent., and almost exactly equals
the totals from all other localities. It is
equivalent to five hundred and eight
thousand seven hundred and twenty-six
bales of four hundred pounds each. The
report says half a million of bales In
four months and seventy millions of dol
lars are respectable figures in the trade
with one foreign nntVm, even for the
palmiest days of eotton-shlpping from
tlio ports of the United States. The 1C'
port also shows that Groat Britain intvs
this season ten times as much wheat
from Russia as from us, and from Franco
nearly six times as much. Only a little
more than four per cent, of her seven
millions of hundred weight are brought
li-oin the I nited Slates.
Generals Stoodniun and Fullerton hav
lug completed their investigations in
Missouri, arrived in New Orleans on
Sunday, from when-e they will make
up and forward their report on Alabami
and Mississippi. They conclude their
investigations witliLouisianaand Texas
During tho past week the Senate has
rejected an unusual number of tlio Pre
ident's nominations, most of them
men of unexceptional military record
Among the rejections of last Saturday
were Colonel Kuftis Cheney, of Wiscou
sin, nominated ns Assessor of the l'irst
Collection District of 'that State, and
Colonel George Ginty, of the same State,
nominated as Assessor for tho Fifth Dis
trict. Colonel Ginty served gallantly
in tlio late war. Two of his brothers
were killed, anil his father served as tt
private during the war. Colonel Cheney
served with credit as a paymaster. Tlio
.senatoalso rejected Colonel A. J. Fulton,
nominated as Assessor of tlio Fifteenth
District of Pennsylvania, who was alto
a soldier of good record. William Ed
wards, also a faithful soldier, was 're
jected as Postmaster at Keokuk, Iowa
Peter L. Fry, nominated as Postmaster
at St. Louis, Missouri, was thu second
time rejected.
It is considered certain that the Fi
nance Committee's amendments to the
I .ditin Appropriation Bill, attaching the
Indian Bureau to tho War Department,
win no adopted. It Is claimed that thl
would save a great deal of money to tho
Government, in enabling Indian alfalrs
to be under tho control of army olllcer
on the frontier, who would otherwise lie
idle and paid as much ns if employed.
Mr. Clarence A. Seward, nephew of
the Secretary of State, and at ono time
Assistant Secretary of State, left this
city on Sunday for New York, where ho
will take tho next steamer for Eurono.
as bearer of despatches from tho United
States to the Emperor of France.
Tho Freedinen's Bureau BUI having
finally passed both Houses of Congress.
will at once be presented to tho Prescient
lor his action. It extends tho operation
of the Bureau for two years from this
time, and tho supervision Is to bo over
all loyal refugees and freedinen, to far
as tho same shall bo necessary, to enable
tneiu, as speedily us practicable, to be
come self-supporting citizens.
A letter has been received hero from
tho Rebel General Miigruder, now In
.Mexico, who writes to u friend nskinir
him lo intercede with our Government
that lie may not be arrested. "I want
permission," he said, " to return to tho
I'liltn! Stut'-s. ''!,,. impi (i. x.rii-
meiit has gone lo destruction, and has
no money, and we have to get away
from here. Many have already Ion.
Price and myself and some others tiro
still hero, but wo urc compelled to look
out for some other place to go to. There
Is no hope for anything more here."
The 1 louse Judiciary Committee have
agreed to report favorably upon Senator
Harris's bill to reorganize the Judiciary
of tho United Stales.
Fhom the beginning uf tho war on the
President, which the Rndlcals have
waged with malignant bitterness for tho
greater part of a year past, the effort bus
been most perseverlngly made to con
vince the people that the friends or tho
Administration are striving to divide
tlio Union party for tho benefit of tho
Loeofocos. The main argument de
pended upon to sustain this charge has
been that it division or the organization
which triumphed at tho last election
will bring the opposing party again In
power. It has boon arrogantly assumed
that the majority of the leader of tho
dominant party have a right to dictate
Its policy without regard to former de
clarations, and that It Is treachery to tho
party to leave It, even when Its chief
principles have been abandoned, and
unpopular and unconstitutional meas
ures are engrafted upon It. No intelli
gent man will deny that it Is mi act of
gross injustice to every ineiuberof apo
litical organization for its leaders to
claim the name, the machinery, nnd the
prestige of the party with a vlow to ac
complishing objects not contemplated
when It is formed, and which are seri
ously objectionable to a very largo part
of the people who compose it. This is
a species of fraud which cunning. politi
cians frequently re-ort to, but which is
condemned by every fair-minded man.
We have demonstrated abundantly that
the faction which caused the schism in
the Union parly has been engaged In
this nefarious work all the time that it
bus boon so vehemently denouncing the
President and thoso who approve his
course as traitors to tho Union party.
The boldness with which they have as
sorted that the divl-Ion was commenced
by persons in sympathy with the one
mies of the Union party has caused
many unthinking men to believe that
there must bo some truth in their state
ments; and, unfortunately, many who
hear what they say do not hear or see
the refutations of their slanderous ns'
There are now indications, which can
not bo mistaken, that the Radical lead
ers are satisfied that their programme
cannot be carried through. Tho speech
or Thaddetis Stevens on Wednesday
last, so rull or bitter chagrin, and tho
abandonment of the chief feature of tlio
"reconstruction amendment," arosiiin-
cient of themselves to show tlio despair
of the chief leaders of the ultra faction
and now that It is practically acknowl
edged that they cannot force their revo
lutionary measures through, it is well
to ask why tho Union party should bo
divided, when those who control that
wing or it believe that the Loeofocos
will have all the advautagcof thosplit?
Some stupid contemporaries say that tlio
" Radicals have made great concessions
to secure harmony, and that they should
not be expected to concede to every
It is not true that tho friends of the
President ask any concession of Union
men who are willing to stand bv the
Baltimore platform of tho Union partv
of 18(11, and tiio formal declarations of
the Union members of Congress with
regard to the objects of tho war. ir new
issues are to bo introduced, let the rank
and illo or tho party have an opportu
nity to speak their views, and let it bo
fairly admitted that tho-e who cannot
subscribe to them may without dishonor
leave nnd oppose tho party. The whole
cause ol dispute between members of
tho Union party may lie presented in
very brier terms, nnd may bo readilv
1. Tho friends of President Johnson
insist that the Constitution, which is the
"supremo law," must and shall bo re
spected; that it Is the only bond of union
between the States, and the creator of
Congress, as well ns or the other depart
ments ol the Government. If It bo de
sirable to alter the Constitution, the al
teration should lie mndo legally, deco
rously, and deliberately.
2. The Radicals ln-.t that negro
equality shall bu made it dogma or tho
party, and that to establish it tlio Con
stlttttion may be sub verted and supremo
power assumed by Congress. There it
not a ltadical Journal in tho country
which will attempt to deny categorical.
ly what wo hero assert ; and any ono
wno win react inotiutiiorlzed declaration
or principles of tiio Union party can
easily perceive that the friends of the
President have not departed from them.
Tlio Conservatives do not ask any con
cessions of the Radicals If (hey be'railly
Liiion men, unci it they are not, with
what show of propriety can they nsk
us to yield nny principle or thu Union
parly.' Can there bo any Injustice in
proposing that we all go back to the
point from which wo divorced, and
there llnd who hits gone astray? Are
tho Radical leaders willing to do this?
vro they willing to go to tlio platform
of tho party, and day there i Or will
they undertuko to show that wo havo
left It?
With tho friends of tiio Constitution
and tho Union there is no choic", if
they were weak enough to abandon
principle for expediency they could no-
coinpllsh nothing by yielding to tho
revolutionary faction. It has adopted
negro sullVago as tho chief plnnk In its
platform ; Its members of Congress have
written tho record in their votes upon
the bill (o compel the people of the Dis
trict of Columbia to adopt It: and It Is
everywhere proclaimed by them as tlio
ehliiliuletliol their party. Such n weight
no puny can carry and Ww.l'hiladd.
phit( Dally Xncs,
Tni:salury uf the Governor of Califor
nia i- (i iil'l. i II llnm-iin-l 'li',
Wi: learn from tho railroad men who
ciuno from Medina this morning that
there was great excitement In that vil
lage arising from a report that a Presby
terlan clergyman, named Llndsloy, ru
siding a nillo south of tho village, yes
terday whipped his soil, three years oldr
so severely that bodied two hours sub
sequently, because he would not siiy his
prayers, lteport adds that the child's;
lingers were broken by the blows admin
istered. Tho report seemed so mon-
strous and unnatural that wo telegraph'
ed to Medina to lenm If It was true, and
received nn nnsWcr that It was. Tlnf
telegraph states tlint tho minister wa.
two hours whipping the child with rt
heavy rod, and it died from Its injuries5
within tlio time stated above. Llnd
sloy had not been arrested nt tho tlmo
the despatch was sent, but wc learn that
un olllcer from Albion has gone to Me
dina to take him into custody. For tha
sake of common humanity wo hope tho
story is exaggerated, nnd It may bo pos
sible that It Is.
Since writing the above wo huvo re
ceived by special telegraph tlio state
ment of Mr. Llndsloy, tho father of tho
child, made to n jury summoned by
Coroner Chamberlain: "On tho eight
eenth of Juno the child disobeyed his
stepmother, and I commenced correct
ing him,,
and continued to chastise him for more
than two hours, when tho child began
to show signs of debility, '111111 I ceased
to punish him and laid him on a couch
and called my wife. When shesaw tho
child she said he was dying, unci before
twelve o'clock he was dead." Thccoro
ner's Jury returned a verdict yesterday
"that death resulted from chastisement
by the rather." It will bo seen that the
whipping was given on tho eighteenth
instant, instead or yesterday, and that
common report did not in this instance
overstate tlio facts in tho case. A child
three years old whipped to death by its
father because It could notor would not
say Its prayers 1 Is it possible, and of all
other persons, that n clergyman; should bo
guilty of such a pleco or inhumanity?
What should bo Ids punishment? Tho
condemnation or tlio public is ijot
enough. The law should take firm hold
or him and deal out justice to him with
an unsparing hand. A cold-blooded
murder It can be called nothing less
should not go unpunished. No wonder
tho people of Medina aro indignant and
excited. Rochester Union, June 21.
When Mr. Stevens denounced tho
President as an alien enemy, n usurper,
and a tyrant, his Radical friends In Con
gress applauded tho " veteran" to tho
echo ; but when the President in aspeecli
declared that Stevens and Sumner woro
dlsiinionists because they favored keep
ing eleven States out or the Union, ho
was roundly abused for his indecorum
and lack or good taste. When Senator
Sumner characterized a communication
of President Johnson as n " white-washing"
proceeding, ho was looked up to by
tho Radicals as a model of propriety;
but when Andrew Johnson named tlio
Massachusetts magnate as one not de
sirous of a restoration of tlio States to
their former places in tho Union, ho was
denounced as a coarse villifler. Thad.
Stevens recently styled those who sus
tain tlio President" yolllngSecossloiiists
and hissing Copperheads," anil the Rad
icals manifested their approbation of his
jm'rity of speech ; but when n New York
Congressman styled the opponents of
tlio President "wicked, revolutionary,
malignant, and mischievous," tho great
consistency parly honored liliu with n
vote of censure, by n strict party vote.
This party weru recently about to thrust
Mr. Davis, or Kenutcky, from his seat
in tho Senate because of his alleged
treasonable conduct, and had about con
cluded to send Senator McDougall homo
to California because of their horror at
his indecorous language; but when Mr.
Ingei-soll, a member of Congress from
Illinois, bitterly spoke or Andrew John
son as a "liar, traitor, nnd a consum
mate demagogue," tho Badicalsapplaud-
ed him Intensely, and begged him to
ontinue in his vlllifioation. M.ijor
Gcneral Blair was denounced as u rowdy
lor desiring to reply to Governor Stone.
in St. Joseph, and every opportunity to
do so of the Radical meeting was denied ;
but tho same fanatics went on their
knees to beg tho prlvilego of dividing
thu timo with General Blair, In ono of
ins meetings, and tho prlvilego was
granted them, and an attempted reply
was mado by one of their short-ramrod
howitzers. By grouping theso facts to-
geiner we think our readers will per
ceive how much consistency and how
much patriotism and loyalty theso Phar
isees possess. ,SV. Joseph LMissourl) icr
Bv tho act of ISIS.-), as found 011 lUlirft
nlnety-llvo or "School Law and Docls.
Ions," section seventy-live, tho tiflldavit
or certlllcato and the annual report nrcv
to bo forwarded to this department nt tho
sumo time. Tlieybhould bo mndo out anil
sent to thu County Superintendent im
mudiutely after tho school operations for
thoschool year, for which they aro nitide,
havoeloscd, nnd they cannot bo made be-
loro. a ho warrant for thoStato appropri-.
ntlon cannot bo issued until both theso
documents are on file in this department
u -iJiicciors semi tho nllldavjt to tho
County Superintendent without the re-,
port, it should be retained until tho
report has been received. This course
will bo much less troublesome, to tha
Superintendent, us well as to the clerks.
In this dopnitnient, who have eluirgo
of these documents. It should bo i-o-
membered liy Directors and Superinten
dents that tiio law positively reciuires
"tho certificate mid report to .bo ti-.m.
milled to tho Superintendent of Com-
mon Schools on ur before tho ilfteenth
day of July, of the schoal year succeed
ing tho ono for which they were made."
--'.(,; .s'.'iW Journal, June,