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cd with the rights of the white citizen.
Not knowing how to use their suddenly
acquired freedom, they plunged into great
cxcefcs.es. Their mis-rule distrnctcd the
country, and their brutal crimes provoked
the whites to retaliation. To read many
of the northern papers, we would suppose
ihc negroes an innocent aiid inolleiisivo
race, wantonly oppressed by malicious
whites. This is a false idea, based upon
partial observation. The conduct of the
negroes is not a wliil less to be palliated,
than that of the whites.
What is called the carpet-bag rule has
also been a source of grievance to the
South. During the lime of reconstruction
northern adventurers poured into the
South, and by the easy means of negro
aid, became olllcc holders. Ttieir motive,
in general, was no better than to gain ill
gotten wealth from the public treasury.
Tiie negroes soon equalled their leaders
in this, and the south, alnaily ravaged by
war, was now heavily taxed to ir.ccl the
needless extravagance that followed. The
whites felt irritated, and were not without
excuse. Had the war resulted in a south
crn triumph, and had a similar fate befal
lea ur, we would have shown mjinoro for
bearance than they.
The President's southern policy, in its
main design, wu regaul as a step in a bel
ter direction. The result of the war de
cided the fate of southern aristocracy, and
proved the danger of sectional prcprndcr
niicc. It showed that our country cannot
enjoy due prosperity unless all its parts
be joined together by a common bond of
sympathy, and a broad national policy
shape the general government. The south
ern people have sull'ered severely, and
some of their complaints are just; yet they
do not want annher war, because it would
profit them nothing. Discontented ones
there may be, for
Ilo tlmt coiujilit-rs iicftliir-t III still.
If untie Minn- opinion i-till "
lei if time be allowed to do its work,
unfettered by needle-,. ebstnrles,thc silicm
ingeil Toombs and his compete is will at
last lose its lull ueiue-
Time is needed to right the effects of
any war, but especially of a civil war
The social barriers between the sections
were swept away by the war, and let lis
hope as years roll on, that a more friendly
knowledge of ench other may also sweep
away the ill feeling caused by them
The North, for ils own part, needs to jw
less attention to the clamors of those iinj.
sy demagogues who would have us U
licvc that in the military guard iansliip of
the South lies the safety of our country.
(This ftory nt commenced in tlir Mv i"
Hack numbers can be obtained by addroMic llir
' Man i tils own star, and the t-otil tli.it cm
Mender an honest and a perfect man.
I'ommnnd all li"lit, nil Influence, alt fai
Nothing to him fall- early or too late
Jtrainiiotit and Fltl'i
"Perhaps, Judge, you remember John
Rosncll of the class of '58?"
"Why, how de you do, John Bosncll'
(here follows a hearty hand-shake.) Wlim
have you been keeping yourself these ten
years V " ejaculated the gentleman hist ail
dressed, who was none other than Judge
MeKee, toasting his shins before the bar
room riic of the City Hotel about half an
hour after his lecture at Library Hall.
"Well," slowly replied the gentleman
who had se unceremoniously inlrdnced
himself as .Tolm Hosnell, "after gradu
ating 1 studied medicine for two yeais
and upwards, and then hung out i min
gle, and have since been laboring jwk"''
publico in dosing the sick people of tin
teiwn with physics and powders.
"And 1 presume," continued Mchit
" that you arc married and have a law'1)
by this time."
" Yes," drawled the Dm lor wlm wW
ordinarily as though it were not bestow
in a hurry about it, " I bae iwoiiuscWet
ous, line looking bo , and a little pink
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