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i THE BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. KOSHER, Piilisler.
- -tTu W0I"n wht? hath bounteous share
ga walth. and who is youngand
"With not a care Fave to bedeck herself
In finest silks and satins every day?
-For her is stirpjui th ,i..!.:. ..
On her commands the deftest servant -rait-o
sounds of childish romnin "2 ? Zr""
f When, to
receive her iriendi," she sits In
Goes she abroad, a carriage saUn-lincd
should- "Ahere'er 6-e chooses that
A?,3 l? nei,ler friend nor kin gives she
od unnance their Pleasure or their
IoUis may destroy, and want of sunshine fade,
sso parts with nothing from her hoarded
On poverty she looks with scornful pazo.
And nc er to beggar is unbarred her door.
Isn't it, dear?
I know another: very poor is she.
And though notold, her brow is marked with
"i Erl1ch,UAren5:usJer round her, and 'tis hard
To find them food to eat and clothes to wear.
.sometimes the meal she series is scant indeed:
Always her hours of sleep and rest are few:
lie hath no help but little, willing hands,
J-nat, though love guides them, can but little
And yet if poorer friend seek her, that friend
With outstretched hand and brightsomo
smile is met,
"While wito the best the eottaye can afford
In kindly haic the humble board is set.
?,? .m ner loor no beggar turns away
w ithout some help, if but a bit of bread:
j And even homeless dogs about it throng
j In simple trust that there they may bo fed.
Isn't it. dear?
37XDEI2 THE It US SET LEAVES.
One happy day, a man and a maid
Together walked within a glade
1 he summer-time was past
The russet leaves and nuts as brown,
-Had on the ground been showered down
' By autumn's chilling blast.
The south wind sang amonz the trees,
"The dead leaves fluttered in its breeze;
The blue-bird, warbling low,
Trcpared to take hw yearly flight
To lands where summer still was bright,
Bej ond the fall of snow.
And joyfully thi man and maid,
"While through the rustling leaves they
. Talked of the coming years
liuildni"- a castle m the air.
.And peopling it with rancies fair,
leaving no room for fears.
And playfully to her lie said:
When next the leaves fchall fall and
When just one year has flown
"We'll walk again here, as to-day:
.And then, my darling, come w bat may.
You'll be my wife my own!"
The seasons pass the year lias flown.
.Alas! a man goes forth alone
Along a pathway thickly thrown
With leaves, withered and dead.
He cruslie them leneath his feet.
And think-;, like them, his hopes so sweet
Have laded all, and fled.
The blue-birds sing above him still.
And through the leafless trees at will
. The south wind siirhs and grieves,
I Winle healone wanders to weep
Wher" evermore she lies asleep.
Under the ruseet leaves.
Anna L. Lear, m Vcmnrtst'g Monthly.
1IADE OE MAKRED.
BY JESSIE FOTHEROII.I
-Author of "One of Three," "Probation."
CHAPTER XXI. CONnxuED.
"It seems to me," said Mab'elle, "that
all the master mariners who ever lived
.have been shipwrecked, and died, and
il got buried here."
Then into the church, where the light
streamed softly- in on the eastern side,
and the homely service was carried on,
and the homely sermon preached aftcr
ward. The two girls sat on a bench in
the background, near the door, with
Hermann between them; and Mabelle.
wrho was next the porch, could see the
.sea, in a shining silver expanse, spread
beneath and before her, as far as the
cye could reach.
1 There is something in the quiet beauty
of a church service on a summer Sun
day evening in a country place which
is touching and pathetic, one hardly
knows why. The three young hearts
were perhaps overladen with happiness
with the joy of living and breathing
amid so much beauty, and with great,
bright hopes for the future, as young
hearts will be. Be that as it may, a
silence and gravity settled over them
all, and Mabelle found her eyes dim
with tears once or twice during the
course of the simple, noble liturgy.
The sermon over, they all rose, and
the last hvmn was given out- Mabelle
feit a strange little shiver as she opened
the 1 ook, and read: "For those at sea."
What had made the clergyman choose
I that hynin, for such an evening, with
" The sea outside, like a great, heaving
jheet of glass? was it simply as a re
minder that "in the midst "of life we
are in death?" or to recall the storms
which had raged in days gone by to
t prepare for those which must rage in
days to come, despite the exquisite
calmness of to-night? For, thought
J Mabelle, as the solemn notes began,
vas not the churchyard full of the
graves of those who had perished at sea
"master mariners," simple seamen.
mothers and children who had drowned
together, and been found and picked up,
clasped fast in each other's arms?
The first verse had been sung; the
last lines of it were sounding solemnly:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the seal"
Suddenly there flashed subtly upon
her mind the remembrance of Philip.
Supposing he were in any peril by sea
If it had not been for us," she
thought: "if he had never met us he
would have been safe at home in En
gland now, at this very moment" And
-still the chant went on, and still she
sang, with an eagerness and a fervor
"which lent strength to her voice:
Most Holy Spirit, who didst brood
I'pon the chaos dark and rude.
And bid its angry tumult.ccase.
And jrive 2or wild confusion, peace
Oh. hoar us when we cry to Thee,
Tor thoe in peril on the sea!"
It was with a heart full to overflow
ing of a reasonless fear and excitement
that, when the hymn was over, she
dropped upon her knees, and covered
-tip her face with her hands 'while the
"benediction was be'ng given.
;vAs U1C3 went home they were much
JK're si!cnt than thev hail fccra when
rf-i .- , -!!..
imy came. nermann drew urace s
siriu uuougii jus to help uer up a steep
ltH. and Grace, as K to sa to Mabelle: I
You,.too! vou shall not be left out in 1
jjBcinu," cl:s;fd her friend's hand in 1
s. Ti. jloauhng was falling, the i
-sk--wy-andthe stare s
Although they .had reached the top of
the Sill they still continued to walk,
hand in hand, and arm in arm, along
the upland road, and through the dewy
fields, slowly and silently, as if they
would have kept the precious moments
by them a little longer.
"Ah,"-at last said Grace, with a sigh,
close at home now! And here is
mother beside the gate, and father with
her, looking out forus."
They approached the gate beside
which, indeed, stood Mrs. Massey, her
hand resting on the shoulder of a man
who, leaning upon the gate, looked up
to her. It was Grace who, suddenly
snatching her hand from her lover's
arm, made a bound forward, exclaim
ing in a stilled voice, between laughing
"Philip! Oh. Philip!"
Mabelle stood on the instant, feeling
herself suddenly as cold as ice, fast as
if rooted thereby nia-nc, while her heart
beat almost to suffocation. What a
fearful, terrible contretemps! What an
unfortunate wretch she was to be
doomed thus to be here, poisoning Phil
ip's meeting with his loved ones!
There was a scene of wild, incoherent
gladness going on by the gate. Grace,
wild with her joy, questioning, and hav
ing no time to be answered; first hug
ging Philip to her heart, and then push
mg him away, that she might the better
look at him and see how much he was
"lou are changed! I am certain you
have grown ever so much bigger and
broader, and so brown. Oh, I am
proud of you! I wish you had been at
church with us to-nght. How every
one would have stared at 3ou! Oh,
I can hardly believe it it is too joy
ful!" "Don't 3011 think we are almost tie
Iroj) here, Mabelle?" at this moment
said Hermann, aside to her. He spoke
kindly, for he had not failed to see her
look of utter consternation, and even
fright, and Cra-rc had made him par
tially acquainted with the favts of the
case, so that he thought in his good-
naturcd soul: "Poor little thing!
Deuced uncomfortable for her, and I
dare say she'd like to get out of it."
"Not you," replied Mabelle, in a
rapid, distressed whisper: "but for me!
Oh, Hcrmann.ivhat am I to do? Help
me. to get out of the way! I can not in
trude nivself upon them again to
night.." She thought she perceived a chance
of escape, and was going to slip by, be
tween Grace and Mrs. Masey; but
Grace, in the midst of her transports,
noticed this attempt at a Hank move
ment, and caught Mabelle by the hand.
"Where are j-ou going?" she cried.
"Come here! Philip, this is Mabelle
Fairfax. 1 don't expect you would have
known her, would you?"
With which she, as it were, thrust
forward the terrified Mabelle, who
looked up with a kind of desperate cour
age, and beheld Philip Massey, indeed,
but not the Philip Massey of "old days,
whom she had always liked, with a feel
ing of sisterly regard and a sense of
equality which had left no room for em
barrassment. This Philip Massey was
quite different, and in contact with him
she felt herself sink into the merest
child. He was so grave and self-contained,
so entirely a man, so utterly re
moved, irom boyhood and boyhood's
follies, thatshe was startled, bewildered.
Not a day had passed, since that fatal
morning three years ago, on which
Mabelle had not thought of Philip and
the wrongs her sister had done him, but
she had always thought of him as some
thing quite different from this. She
could not imagine this man madly in
love with Angela, but there was some
thing in the air which made her think:
"It would be dreadful to be in his way
when he did not want one! I could not
bear it, and I must get away as soon as
I can. To think that Angela jilted him
for Mr. Fordyce! Oh, dear!"
All this had passed through her mind
as it were in parenthesis, and now she
heard Philip saving:
"This Mabelle Fairfax! Yes, I
should have recognized her anywhere."
He took her trembling, nerveless
hand, spoke two or three words, asked
her how she was. glanced with a sort
of amused surprise at her evident em
barrassment, at her blank face and
wide-open eyes, and then, as if he had
hardly seen her, turned to Hermann
Berghaus with such a hearty greeting,
thought Mabelle, who, in effecting her
escape, did not fail to see Philip's nand
resting on Hermann's shoulder, the pro
longed hand-clasp, the familiarly atfec
tionate: "Well, old fellow, 1 am right
glad we are to be brothers after all!"
She saw Grace come close up to them,
and she stole away to her room with
uncontrollable tears limning down her
"1 can never stay here; I can not
bear it," she said again, within herself.
"I can not bear him to look at me as if
he did not see me, and yet I can't ex
pect him to look at me in any other
way, for I must be a very disagreeable
spectacle for him."'
CHAPTER XXII. i
It was Tuesday afternoon, two days
after Philip's sudden appearance at his
father's house. Grace was wandering
from one parlor to another, looking into
them, shaking her head and then look
ing out again.
"Where can the child have hidden
herself? Sh mnst b in lior nwn
room," speculated Miss Massey, as she
took her way un the broad, shallow.
oaken staircase, and, going along a
white-washed passage, Knocked at a
bed room door.
"Come in!" cried Mabelle's voice,
and Grace entered. Her visitor was
seated at a table which stood in one of
the windows. She had writing ma
terials before her, and appeared to be
engaged in the composition of a letter.
"What are you doing?" demanded
Grace. "Why are you shut up here? I
have been looking for you every
where." "I am writing a letter, which I want
to go by to-night's post when the boy
goes to tho town," said Mabelle, loot
ing rather embarrassed.
"Indeed! Well, make your letter as
short as yon can. for I'have a lot of
things 1 want to sa3 to 3-ou.
taiKing about a picnic.
"Yes; I shall nave done in a moment
1 never could understand -Bradshaw.'
you know, and that is why I have been
so long about it"
"-Bradshaw?-" echoed Grace, with
a sudden look of suspicion. "What do
you want with 'Bradshaw?' "
"To tell Angela by what train to ex
pect me, of course," replied Mabelle,
nervously, and unsuccessfully essaying
a smile of indifference.
"Why, in the name of common sense,
should Angela want to know the train a
"A month! Oh, but I must go the
day after to-morrow," was the answer,
in a would-be matter-of-course tone.
Nonsense! You are to stay another
"Indeed, Grace, I can not. I have
hpnn Jiwftv rmif Inner pnnncrh aa it: 5a
I am sure they would not like me to re
main so much longer."
"Who said they would? but we
should like you to do so, and that is
the principal thing," retorted Grace,
unscrupulously. "Now, don't be silly,
Mabelle. It is utterly impossible for
you to go. Give me that letter, and let
me tear it up."
She stretched out her hand toward it,
but Mabelle' s little lingers closed upon
it like a vise, and there was anything
but a yielding expression in her eyes.
"I know "it for a fact," continued
Grace, "that Mr. Fordyce told you to
go away and enjoy yourself as long as
you liked, for you needed a change.
You wrote and told me so yourself.
Will you deny your own dispatches, as
the Opposition say the Government
"It is quite different now," said Ma
belle, hastily. "And please do not
hinder me, Grace, or my letter will
not be ready for Tom to take it down."
" I am sure I hope it won't, so far as I
am concerned. You offer me a premium
to stay and interrupt you.- Why do 3-011
wish to go? Why this sudden abhorrence
of us and our society? You said noth
ing about it before." -
Mabelle maintained an embarrassed
silence, and Grace continued: "You
know perfectly well that we all wish
you to stay."
" Not all," escaped from Mabelle's
lips involuntarily, and she bit them
with vexation, and, folding up her let
" For several reasons, I must go on
Thursday, and 3011 will be very unkind
and verj- unfriendly if 3-ou tr' to pre
"Now 1 know," said Grace, tri
umphantly. " I might have guessed
before. It is because 3'ou want to run
away from Philip, you absurd little
"No, I don't want to run away from
him," answered Mabelle, miserable in
the conseiousne.-s of a burning face
which would not return to its normal
" Do you mean to say that if Philip
had not returned 3ou would have treat
ed me in this wa3-?"
" Treated 3-011! How unkind 3'ou are,
Grace. It is absurd to pretend "that he
can like me to be here, and whatever
3-ou sa3 I will not stay. I should be
miserable if 1 did."
"Upon my word! A compliment to
us and our hospitality! Pnty what dif
ference do 3-ou suppose it can possibly
make to Philip?"
" I can not imagine what reason 3ou
can have for raking up the past in this
way when all I wish is to have it for
gotten. You can not forget that my
sister treated 3-sur brother shamefully,
and he can not have forgotten it, cither.
I have never for a day forgotten it.
The very name of Fairfax must be
abominable in his ears, and the sight of
me must be hateful to him. It must
completch- spoil his pleasure in being
at home again to be confronted by me
at every turn. It is an idea that 1 can
not bear, and I am going home; ni3'
mind is made up."
"And what if I told 3ou that -ou
were quite mistaken; that Phil p had
long ago got over that treatment of
him' b3' 3'our sister, and that he would
as soon see 3011 henj as any other
"You ni'ght tell me so, but 3011 know
very well that he would not.. It is of
no use to talk in that way."
"Then 3ou are quite decided?"
"Then I shall have to be very cross
with you. Of course I can't hold you
here by ropes and cords, but 3ou need
not suppose that 3ou can treat me in
this way with impunity. I am of a
most lcvengeful temperament Send
vour letter: oh. bv all means, send vour
1 letter! There are ever so many more
on the hall table waiting to go. Put
yours with them, m3 dear, and let it go.
But I shall punish you for your un
friendliness; ves, this very afternoon,
Miss Masse3''s ees flashed as she
ro?e. drawing" herself up, and looking
rather superbly down upon her slighter
and more gentle fnend.
"Oh, Grace," began Mabelle, to
whose eyes the tears had rushed,
But Grace had swept out of the room,
leaving behind her a general impression
of dark eyes flashing wrathfully, of a
heightned" color, aud a malign, disdain
Mabelle finished addressing her letter,
stamped it, and said to herself, in a re
"It's of no use. I am a little fool, I
suppose, since he never seems to notice
me, even; but if he were not reminded
of something disagreeable by the very
sight of me he would speak, I am sure.
He is net hard-hearted: and he has a
kind word for everybody but me. It is
Pei ,-Pe for Grace to talk; he would say
anything to please her. Is it likely he
would own that he wished I would cet
away and leave them alone? Grace
will have to be angry if she likes, but
my letter must go'
With this she found herself, to her
own great surprise and displeasure, cry
ing: but, quickly drying her tears, took
up her broad hat and her letter and
went down stairs.
As Grace had said, there were several
letters on the table, and Mabelle laid
hers with the rest, and then took her
way out of doors, through the garden,
and across the fields to the cliff, there
to sit and seek relief to her troubled
"I really am an unlucky girl," she
meditated. "Why was there when he
came home? J have been in a fever
ever since. He must think me a horrid
little intrusive thing to be in the wav at
such a time; and he looks at me so
coldly and absentlj. as if he did' not see
me just as he might look at a fly on
the window, or ajpider on the wall.
Be has evidently quite forgotten how
vcrr.kind he used once to be, but I have
mt even if -I do deserve it, I can'i
Grace might be more consul-
When she comes and towers
4ie like she did just now, and
Id her m-eat eyes upon me, she
J.so exactly like him that I could
A rushjiast her of some moving body
drew her attention to the form of Dc
Johnson, who, with an unseemly haste
very rare with him, whirled by, arrest
ing" himself by a backward spring just
in time to save himself from being
dashed over the cliff to certain -death,
and then transferred his attentions to
her as if in a paroxysm of affection.
"M3 dear Dr. Johnson!" she had be
gun, in the tone of one who would rea
son with an impetuous person, "k a
little less violent, or '
" Let him alone! He'll take care not
to risk his precious life. He is like his
immortal namesake, too fond of the
good things of the kitchen to prema
turely cut himself off in his enjoyment
of them," said a voice behind her a
voico which caused Mabelle to start vio
lently and make a palpable movement
of dismay as she beheld Philip, alone,
except for Dr. Johnson, standing above
her, and looking down from what
seemed to Mabelle an immense height,
for he stood upon a little knoll of grass,
and she was sitting in the bottom of a
small hollow between two ridges.
"Do 1 disturb 3ou?" he asked, throw
ing awa3 his cigar, and was it possi
ble? seating himself beside her.
"N no; I am not going to stay here
long," answered Mabelle, inwardly
wondering when adversto would cease
to persecute her; wondering, too, still
more,owhat strange chance had sent
"Not stay long! You have onH just
come, have 3011?" he asked, looking at
her intentl, and with imperturbable
"No well about "
"About three minutes," he inter
posed; "because I saw 3ou go while
Grace was shaking me out of my chair
and telling me to go after 36u."
"Telling you to come alter me!"
ejaculated Mabelle, on whose horrified
mind the truth now burst in its entirety.
Grace had, indeed, put her scheme of
revenge into operation with the prompt
itude and skill of a great General.
"Yes, she has sent me after vou,"
said Philip, tranquill, while he rested
his chin on one hand and stroked back
the ears of Dr. Johnson with the other,
a process which caused that intelligent
animal to put forth his tongue farther
than ever, and to grin a hideous grin of
"She said she had quarreled with you,
and that 3ou had been unkind no, 3ou
had been 'ver3 nast3,' that was the form
of expression she used."
"Oh, dear!" was all Mabelle could
"She sa3rs yon want to go away." he
continued; and if he had taken no notice
of her before, Mabelle could no longer
accuse him of maintaining that line of
conduct. He was observing her innocent
I3', and the fact did not intend to reassure
her cither in mind or manner.
Mabelle had worried herself bv brood
ing over the situation until she could
no longer see it in its proper light or
proportions. Her conscience was mor
bidly sensitive, and Grace did not know,
could not guess, the real agon3 she was
inflicting upon the girl by her jesting
piece of -vengeance.
"Yes no. I don't want to go but
I am afraid I must."
"But why? Grace sas that a few
days ago ou seemed pleased at the
prospect of staying," said Philip, with
a half smile in his eyes as he saw the
face at his . uestion.
rising to Mabelle's
to be continued.
We have four species of the maple
indigenous to the States east of the
Rocky Mountains that are well worthy
of extended cultivation. The sugar or
rock maple is a well-known tree 111 all
the Northern States, succeeding best in
lime-stone soils and those containing
considerable potash, and is more
abundant on high, dry ridges than in
low, moist grounds. The wood is veiy
hard, fine grained, and susceptible of a
high polish: is extensively used for all
kinds of inside work, and is every year
becoming more scarce and valuable. It
is a tree of the easiest cultivation, and
ma3 be raised from seed, or
seedlings can be gathered in
numbers in our Northern forests. Those
who r.iake a business of gathering these
seedlings sell them for little more than
tho cost of pulling up and packing.
The white or silver maple is more
plentiful west of the Alleghany Mount
ains than east of them, and the voun"
seedlings can be procured in the forests
or from nurseries in any quantity, and
at a ver- trifling, cost This tree
grows to a very large size, often
eighty feet high, with a stem six feet
or more . in diameter. The wood is
white, fine grained and light, and
is excellent for inside work, or for
beams and joists, but rather too soft to
endure much wear, as when employed
for floors. It is one of the most rap
idly growing of all our native trees, ex
cepting, perhaps, the poplars and wil
lows. The wood, when seasoned,
makes good fuel, but is not equal to the
hard maple. The common red. or
swamp maple, is another valuable spe
cies for low, wet lands; the wood is
more firm than the white maple, and is
extensively used for cabinet work,
wooden ware and similar purposes. It
is very common in all low grounds
throughout the Eastern States. The
seeds of this and the white maple ripen
early in summer, and if sown as soon
as they fall will produce trees one to two
feet high the first season. The large
leaved maple (Acer macrophillum) is a
Western species, native of California,
Oregon, and northward. It grows to a
very great size. The wood resemble
that of the sugar maple, and is equally
valuable for all purposes for which the
latter is used. It has not been fully
tested in the East, but will probably
prove hardy in all the Middle States,
provided seed is obtained for raisiBg tke
trees from the cooler regions oT theft
Northwest. N. 1. Sun.
A Portland (Me.) man claims the
power of reading any letter placed on
his Jieadwjthputjteeing it.
The testimony already taken before
the investigating committee of the
United States Senate, tstablishes the
fact that the death of J. P. Matthews, of
Mississippi, was not an act of individual
assassination, but an incident in the
course of an armed insurrection and
organized rebellion against the author
ity of the United States, extending not
merely throughout Copiah County, but
into several of the surrounding conn
ties. It is not necessary in order that a
mob movement may have the character,
in law, of armed insurrection and rebel
lion that the people engaged in it shall
contemplate an overthrow of tho exist
ing form of government and the substi
tution of a new one, as the Southern
rebels did in 1861-4. Shay's whisky
rebellion was a complete rebellion.
though it contemplated only the defeat
of the enforcement of a single Bevenue
law. The Copiah Count- Rebellion
aimed to defy by military means and by
armed force the authority of the United
States in several counties, to the end of
defeating in those counties so much of
the Reconstruction acts and of the
amendments to the Constitution of the
United States as gave the colored raco
civil and political rights, and especially
the right to vote. For this purpose the
whito insurrectionists adopted essen
tialh the same militarj means as were
adopted in 1860-4 by the rebellion led
by Jeff Davis. They organized forces
which publicly proclaimed defiance to
Federal law as their object, viz., that
no man should be permitted to "or
ganize the blacks against the whites in
Copiah County," meaning that no white
man should be permitted to favor and
co-operate with the blacks in the exer
cise ot the political rights given the
latter by Federal law. They well knew
that under existing Federal law every
man had the same right to organize
blacks for party purposes as to organize
whites. Their crime was the same as
Calhoun's would have been had he in
1833-4 organized an armed force to re
sist the collection of Federal duties, an
act for which President Jackson de
clared he would hang Calhoun higher
than Haman should he attempt it
Their crime whs simply and baldl3'
treason and rebellion agt inst the author
ity of the United States.
It is quite immaterial that the authors
ot these crimes imagine that now that
the States arc reconstructed and in the
Union no power can punish treason and
rebellion in the United States. It is
equalby as immaterial that the Govern
or of Mississippi neglects and refuses to
either preserve order or to call upon the
President of the United States to do so.
The precedent set by the United States
in some thirteen cases in 1860, of sup
pressing rebellion within a State with
out waiting for a requisition from the
Governor thereof, and, indeed, where
in nearly every case the Governor and
Legislature formed part of the rebellion,
jnuit effectually set at rest the old no
tion that the United States derives its
power to suppress armed insurrection
in a State from the request of the Gov
ernor of that State.
The Constitut:on of the United States
makes it indeed the duty of a President
to suppress an insurrection within a
State on the request of its Governor,
even though the insurrection be not
against tho United States at all, but
only aimeti to subvert or resist the State
authorities and State laws. Such a case
was that of the Dorr insurrection in
Rhode Island. It did not attack Fed
eral authority, and in such cases it may,
and even then possibly in some cases it
might not be prudent or necessary to
await the request of the Governor.
The Copiah County case, however, is
obscured b3 no such question. The
object of the insurrection was and is to
defeat and overthrow the authority of
the United States in those counties and
largely- throughout the State in the
matter of colored men voting. In this
case tho. sovereignty of the United
States is as directly assailed by Ras
Wheeler and his hundreds "of travel
ing clubs" and his "committees of
twen3-four from each Supervisor's
district," who ride around with bands
of music, firing their cannon into
n ntll!iAf flirvniiHiw jimiI I. H f u
men unless they promise to
vote tne democratic ticKCt and pour
ing their buck-shot mto white Repub
licans of high character and uni
versally loved, as it was assailed by
Beauregard and his nineteen thousand
troops firing on Fort Sumter. The
state of insurrection in this case began
when these illegal bodies began to or
ganize; it continued as one uninter
rupted act of the same insurrection, so
as to take in every murder as an in-
cident in the general crime. The fact
that it is a continuous and loyally con
trolling insurrection is proved by the
fact that the whole populace bow "to it,
including the courts and the Grand
Jury, who become accomplices in the
insurrection by refusing to find bills or
even to investigate. The armed insur
rection will constitute a continuing
crime until tho authority of the Gov
ernment is restored and the partici
pators brought to punishment
The President's omission to do so by
no means condones the right or lessens
the duty of Congress to pass laws re
quiring him to do so. The failure of
the present Congress to pass such a law
would not lessen the duty of the next
to do so.
One point the people of the South and
the Southern Representatives in Con
gress may as well understand. There
is a latent power in the people of the
United States which will keep on grow
ing in will and determination until Ras
iVheeler and his Copiah County insur
rectionists are not merely suppressed,
but brought to complete and inexorable
justice, not a3 murderers and assassins,
nor as private criminals against the
laws of Mississippi, but as insurrection
ists and rebels against the authority of
the United States the last to deserve
hanging but the first to get it Let the
record 00 made up and the next cam
paign be fought, if need be, on the issue
of bringing the Copiah County and
Danville rebels to justice. If there is
no public sentiment in the South to sus
tain them they can. be promptly pun
ished. The Southern members of Con
gress .will themselves in that case co
operate to pass laws for bringing them
to justice. If, on the other hand, the
opinion of the South indorses or con
nives at these outrages, then the issue
ior ine approaching rrcsiuentiai cam
paign as straight!
before us. Chicago
The Party T Wlsetat aid Frsieietv'
The idea is being industriously urged
by certain newspapers and politicians
with the best intentions in the world
we are bound to believe that a West
ern man should by all means be select
ed as the Republican candidate for
President So much is heard from day
to day to that effect, indeed, that it is
worth while to analyze the notion a lit
tle, and see what it realh amounts to.
Is there an sound and practical rea
son why a man from one section, of the
country should be preferred to a man
from another section as the nominee of
a great part for the first office in the
land? Can a single plausible argument
be urged, even from a strict partisan
point of view, in favor of ordering the
course of the National Convention ac
cording to a theory which would either
favor or disparage a particular man as
a canoiuate because of ins place 01 res
idence? It seems to us that there can
be but one answer, and that is that all
such talk is absurd, ill-timed and un
justifiable. In the first place, the record and the
philosoph3' of the Republican party are
distinctly unsectional. Republican doc
trines and policies are not for any one
class or locality, but for the whole peo
plo and the entire country. The
strength and splendor of the party's
character reside chiefly in the fact that
it has never sought to make discrimina
tions of a mcrel3 geographical descrip
tion, and has never recognized any dis
tinctions but those of patriotism and
justice. It is above all else a National
partythe party of one flag and ol
equal rights and "privileges. The plan
upon which it has always chosen its
standard-bearers has been the broad
and practical one of preferring the men
that seemed best adapted to win the
victories and advance the welfare and
usefulness of the. organization, without
any regard to wharc they happened to
live. Not one of the men nominated
for the Presidency on the Republican
ticken has been chosen on account of
his identification with any given section
of the country, but solely tor the rea
son, in every" case, that ho appeared to
be the best man for the emergency.
It will not be claimed, surely, that
Fremont was nominated in I80G be
cause he was a Western rather than an
Eastern man. His services as a fron
tier explorer had helped to make him
prominent, to be sure, but the3 were
not such services as signalized him in a
political way, and it was the East more
than the West that brought about his
candidacy. Lincoln was nor nom
inated in 1860, nor again in 1864, on the
ground that he was a Western man, but
in spite of that fact strictly speaking;
for in the first instance, at least, there
were considerations properly to be 3
urged in behalf of an Eastern candi
date, as the situation then stood with
respect to party leaders. Grant was
chosen both times, as everybody under
stands, for reasons wholly apart from
the question of locality, and because he
had done more than any other man of
his time to preserve the unity of the
country and put down a sectional re
bellion against right and law and liber
ty. Hayes and Garfield, though both
from tho West were not selected on
that account particularly, but by virtue
of influences that wouM have been just
as ouerative had they resided in Con
necticut or New Jersey, instead of
When each of these men was elected,
in turn, he became the President of all .
the States, and of every section of the
country, as any man must do who shall
be elected next November. Nobody
would expect or desire a President to
use his power or his prerogatives, to
further the interests of one locality at
the expense of or in preference to those
of another locality. A President who
should manifest a disposition of that
kind would be a recreant and a simple
ton. By the same token, no candidate
for the Presidency would dare declare a
purpose, if elected, to administer the
office as a Western man, or an Eastern
man. What sense can there be, then,
in making such an issue on the nomi
nation? Is it not obviously improper
and mischievous to urge a consideration
01 mat sort, eitner ior or against any
man as a Presidential quantity? More,
especially, it strikes us, should West
ern aspirants refrain from the use of
such an argument, for if there be any
thing in it at all, it is manifestly on the
side of the East, since every man so far
nominated for President by tho Repub
lican party has chanced to have his
home in the West.
The part of wisdom and prudence, of
duty and common sense, is to select for
a candidate the ablest, cleanest strong
est, most available man that can be
found, let him live where he may. It is
a great deal more important to choos
a standard-bearer whose name and char
acter shall guarantee his fitness for the
position and inspire general confidence
in the party's integrity of principle and
Eurpose than it is to make sure that he
elongs to a given section or has grown
up amid certain social and industrial
conditions. If Vermont or New York,
Illinois or Iowa, Colorado or Oregon,
has that man, then he should be put in
the field and worked for zealously and
determinedly, without a care as to v. hat
particular corner of the common coun
try it has pleased him to honor with
his residence. That is the mauner in
which Republican candidates have
been chosen and elected heretofore,
and that is the course which should be
pursued this year. The nomination of
a President is much too serious a matter
to be determined by appeals to sectional
pride or prejudice; and any man who
encourages or permits the raising of
such an issue in his interest is clearly
not the man that the occasion requires.
All sections and all States are alike con
cerned in having a man placed in nomi
nation who will stand not for locality,
bnt for the doctrines and objects of th
party, ana ior those personal capabil
ities and virtues which command re
spect and promote the party's chances
of success. There are such, men, both
in the West and in the East; and the
matter of choice between them is one
that should be determined solely on the
basis of their relative worth and fit
ness, and with an utter absence of sec
tional feeling or discussion. St. Louis
Id the Adirondacks are many
abandoned farms which Jbnve gone back
to a forest condition, therefore les
cleared land is found there now than,
was seen fifty years ago. Troy Times
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