Newspaper of The Washington Standard, February 16, 1867, Page 1

Newspaper of The Washington Standard dated February 16, 1867 Page 1
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U astongton * it —IMI *•* "r <dl - ~ar fcsßrj l *■«-- »•«»»**•* » «. ... —. ® » .-~ - • MkiC. " I* «•*' *"• i ■"" " - ~ • I • . VXL"SI— —* *• % » - i r * •■«* *• « • 'Hmm •*** *Ub -m • wr%. »iii» 4m*x*m 4» Jt ♦V- W" %•* •«»«»«!• r Kit ft* dl 1 ■<'. tmt** «' • » • ._ pr ♦s*» mmr %, iW e*X *-» T * *%. s * , r -* *•» f- r\ "*«f *4 *t • »rrj<'F—»* *•*-* •' * •*' #-t». »nr tbf «t - [orriciAL.] LAWS OF THE UITITED STATES. Pn»«r«t nl lh* irc«Mitl *c««lo»» of llic I Mi.il* i*"• [lYnuc —Xo. I.] An Act ni. kin™ nppropi iations and to sup ply deficiencies in thu appropriations tor tin' service of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtic'h, eighteen hundred ai d sixty-seven, and for other purposes. Jte it enacted by the Senate and House, of Jtepresentafircs of the United. States of America in Congress assembled, That I lie following sums, or so much thereof as may hi- necessary, be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the objects hereinafter ex pressed for the fisei.l year ciding Jun" thirtieth, eightlifccn hundred ft.ul sixty s.'Ven, viz : <)j/ice of Superintendent gf Public Trial i"g. For public printing, eighty thousand dollars. Tor p'iper for public prin'ing, four hun dred and lit'ty thousand d tlUrs. liureau of Statistics. For contingent exposes, viz : Laborers, offke furniture,carpeta, files, find miscellan eous ite.ns, six thou and dollar*. Southeast Exrrutirc. building, ine/itdit.g the Ji.rtensiun . For fuel, light, nnd labor twenty-three th msand dolla-s. Office oj the Sixth Auditor. To refund to the office of the sixth aud itor so much of the appropr ntion of seven teen thousand dollars, under the act of May seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, appertaining to the office of the sixth auditor, trauferred to »l,e general sal ary account of the I'ost Office Dep utmcnt, eight thousand eight hundred dollars. For Special Objects Kstimates for hy Ihe Superrisina Architect ojthe Treasury. For fencing the grounds south of the Treasury Building and the President's Mansion, fifteen thousand dollar*. For repairs and ptcservatiotrnf public buildings twenty-five thousand dollars. For furniture and repairs of furniture for the same, ten thousand dollars. For furniture, carpets, and repairs of Treasury Building in Washington, District of Columbia, twenty thousand dollars. For heating appirntus for public build ings ten thousand dollars. For saleries of ten supervising, and fifty nine local inspectors appointed under the act of August thirt'eth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, for tho better protection of the lives of passengers by steamboats, with travelling and other expenses incur red by thcin, seven thousand dollars. For deficiency in flagging thi furnace room and repairs almut the stable at the Kxeeutive .Mansion, one thousand fire liundr d dollars. JfttiafxJit im PiJict. far n{ inerravt] force. nnJrr art •■f Julr tweatr third. -ljh'fri and •* J -»t fn>-m S rrrm ber €r» - . righlr-a k" W wttT-*o, tl Jwi> rk. lir k. ' - kaadred aaj aistT -em *]g : < W e%4 mui ia»' rrtv « w 11 '»« a» ■ a*n, aw <■■«( anr aam ' #■- pw«M> a «■> »■ «r atta Aaafe<• *■- —l< •» Ml— «J» *»> a» • « mm mm —mmm» <Mana 4MM* W "*■ * A i CMSfcfc Wn—»s «■ •» <« ka aa • aa %*■ %m «. 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[FuBLIC —Xo. 2 ] An Act to amend an net entitled " An act granting land to the State of Oregon to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugene City to the eastern boundary of said State." Be it enacted by the Senate and /louse of Represent at ires of the United States of America in Cungress assembled , That an act entitled " An act granting lauds to the State of Oregon to aid in the construction of a military road from Eugeuu City to the eastern bouudory of said State," be amended as follows : That there he, and is licroby, granted to eaid State, for the purpoßo aforesaid, such odd sections or \iarts of sections net reserved or other wise I ga'ly appiopria'ed, within six miles on each side of said roa I, to be settled by the surveyor general of said State, as shall be sufficient to siipp'y any deficiency in the quantity of said print as described, occasioned by any lands sold or reserved, or to which the rghts of pre-emption or homestead have attached, or wh cli for any reason were not subject to said grant within the limits designed in said act. Api roved, DecemWcr 26, 18UG. [Punuc RESOLUTION—No. f.J Joint K.'solution to appoint two managers for the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, to fill certain vacan cies . Jie it retailed by the. Senate and Ilovse of Itcprcscntatires of the United States in Congress assembled. That Krnstus B. Wol cott, of the State of Wisconsin, be, and he hereby is appointed a manager of the Na tional Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the dtath of Geo. 11. Walker, of the third class of said managers, for the tirm which expires on the twenty-fust day of April, eighteen hundred nndsixty-cight ; 'nnd (hat John S. Cavendcr, of the State af Missouri, bo, and he is hereby, appointed a manager of said corporation, to fill the vacancy oc casioned by tho resignation of P. Joseph Ost-rhaus, ot the second class of said man agers, for the term which expires on the twenty-first day of April, eighteen hun dred and seventy. Approved, December 7. 18GG. • • • Tut Ougix or Fbactws Matciie*. — lit 1H32 .1 man b_v llif n»m<* of Phillip*, in I > ikhn I. ro.ii(Ttic«t. invented •tid |>atrn- te<! a tnatrh tha* would ijrnite b» friction. II • m -1- ibrm oj>«n a »m«Il arale. a* hi« ivtM wk lia.ited. jwt tW« id tin b<»«- imt one kawM rvk, ui mU tW<a «• tV» aboa'. rwTTMf iWa ta a k» iwe< Xm< f nn» »-ili at tW pew V at 'W taor lr •-* tWt hummr* hataa » W Was ■ I W *V ihh of ?V ji ■ * I «r- . «a 4 ai ' "Aac W a ift- v awha ««■». at' awl. •mm *ar» a* nrr.i • rvwna MM nn# r*m>« KNT fltaft £»• J JG* • f .iMf W" fer W w m •rr «r «r * **rm i< an Hi* «*^K ».ur «» ' " T ""i ff*" ** *1 *"*" * •**"■ »' £» jUm V *'tv«*f v« ' I a »•« **«e- fM •"••T" -"■ t * Ml * t:._-T rv-w«4> Ml i•»* «"<■»«r. ■ i '•) I ,»rt :fc. *| nit* H «T»' 1 «C blhHi *"M»utr f-irTt«-«| NM" t<» 3| *rj' i 1 f .* Ik fell. Mhi I »l;'»Vfcil l*» •:: ■ ■ f nw iviil h»!tir gr> al a-.-l lift* t* * « <• : «!• .I t• im k-*j'in'.' il 1 MI<HI 1 11 I MI jr.»j**r IX->-A«I«»TI - (•> •land I T \ ir.| and vindicate, to the IK-*! «»f mi aWllltV. the «*at|s«\ the ae liens ami tl.e principles of that par ty. In «l"in » this, however, I shall eoi fitf myself to facts, ami avoid tlie use ill language which can beconsid ero'l offensive even by the most wii sitive. 1 should have been content to have simply cast my vote on this occasion, it' the gentleman from King [Mr. McOiivruJ had not under taken to establish a connection be tween the Democratic party and the rebels of the South, and to make thorn equally responsible for the war and its consequences. But, sir, what are the facts? Let history answer. Yon will probably remember that upon the passage of the Kansas- Nebraska act, iit 18f>4, that act enunciated tlio principle that the people of a Territory equally with the people of n State, were entitled to reguiato their own domestic affairs in their own way, subject only to the Constitution of tho ilnited States, and you will remember, too, that on the account of the passage of that net, the great, noble, and patriotic Douglas traveled from Washington to his homo in the far-distant Illin ois by the light of his own burning effigies. And then, sir, thejhue and cry was raised by tho Abolishioni-t i of New England that that net was an ellbrt on the part of tho South to establish slavery throughout the en tire North. This cry was echoed and ro-cchoed from hill-top to hill top, by disappointed politicians, and tho refuse and fag-ends of all parties, who seemed to be drawn together for ono common purpose, mid that the defeat of tho Democratic party to secure the spoils of office. To ac complish this they were ready to trample tho Constitution under foot, deluge the land with blood, and to destroy the liberties of tho people. The next move was to call conventions to organize this new mass of material into one party, with I 1/ T one common object in view, tho ob ject I have already stated. Attheso conventions resolutions were passed of the most inflammatory character, somo of them being nothing moro nor less than a declaration of war, and that, too, war to the knife and the knife to the hilt This was tho exact language used. But, sir, if tho matter had ended here, they might have excused themselves, under some pica or other. But, sir, did it cud here ? No ; it was fol lowed up with the butcherv of Uat iheldor, a United States Marshal, in the streets of Boston, to appease an Abolition mob. The next net of the drama wa< the annin<r. in the most efffrtive manner, of em i grant*. to £t» to Kan<a«. for t!>e purple of ilririn; out citizen* of tb>- Sooth who mifht «ri»h to «ettle xh-tr. an.l to e<>[.tr>.| ph* +*ml f>+rr. the fwWttsn of tidt Twil'ift. Tto mt ostmpr try tW *4 tfc"r p«sew«» w«t. J«k« Ihr km tWt atur t "*r*r I mm* TV aM-a* - mmmmm-f* m t+ +. w ft*» 4 4m >«p • <®n 4 W t mm. Sir ahum *»' a wr nanm(

tM* a ■* 4** *a (Sr 4***, ■ amd Ar> mm tmm mmr—rnmta mi ait m T mi tm •- is IM •• sm mi 1 »MM > amm-m* a !■» be tiwr mmm. r G . mi tilm f* W mt «(••» t*■ ■ tmm J-rtMk. taJ «f frpf t f |l4 HI t!jt» g»«j»e -n> 'T»A« •ami a« ti*-\ H* l if *a* Lk'U to K t'fH-y through tiuir or •a«* a i l I tfir pub!i< m< a. and advo cated tin- tl** , tn>»'i)f«f«*'ion. Thev declared the S>nth «ra« ti-lmmeto go; that a I nion pinned togither with bayoiieu and cemented with bullets was not worth preserving; that no one north of Mason and Dix on's line wanted the Cotton States, or any other States this side of perdi tion in tlie Union, if slavery wa? to bo protected therein. This was the language used from November ISGO, to April 1801. While this was the position of the Republican party, the secession party in the South were busily engaged in perfecting their plans ot secession. The Democratic party, with Douglas and Crittenden at its head, believed that there was no such thing as peaceable secession. They believed that secession meant civil war, and tried by every menus in their power to efl'ect a comprom ise, avert tho danger, and thus per petuate the Union. llow were theso efforts met by the Republican party ? Why, Bir, they turned from us in a scornful, taunting manner, and called us a set of Vinon-sncers. As had been predicted by tho Democratic party, tho storm burst upon us in all its fur}-. Then camo the call of tho President for seventy-five thousand men. Tho Democratic party, with hardly a dissenting voice, rallied around tho old flag, and upon their country offered their lives and for tunes. Forgetting their partisan ani mosities engendered during the can vas, their oniy thought was the safe ty of the National Capital and the preservation of the Union. Now, sir, I have in as brief a man ner as possible, examined some of tiio general causes that led to the war. Have I not statod tacts which cannot bo successfully controverted? Then, sir, up to the commencement of thoAvar, I would ask, who were the disunionists ? Rut soon tho Re publican party discovered that they wore the only Union party, and any one who questioned tho infallibility of the President, or tho acts of a pub lic officer, or who* did not vote, talk nnd think as thoy did, that man was u traitor, a secession-sympathizer, a Copperhead nnd suspcetcd of trea sonable practices. Now let us for a moment examine into the consistency of this very pat riotic, loyal. Union party. President Lincoln, in his first Inn'ignral Ad dress, said that he had no right., even were ho so inclined, to interfere with the institutions of any ot tho States. Soon after tho commencement of the war. Congress passed almost unani mously a resolution in which tliey declared that the war was prosecuted f.»r the sole purpose of saving the Union. Tint war h.ts !»opu ended f»r ii«r!r two rear*, and lim «*»m|>lifd with rx<"-r ikniiMl that vh tn>fe Kv the GomnaMt dwria; Kv'l at thif rf«w tb* war. Nkt I »4c wr* l»* Strtw hi tW l ixt mMtmi • •*. U -wtleewa mm cjmf «elr- M.jk M tk il <*« w4l »« !MC tir- art an «f«. a»4 »a*r fWr an rWr*» •*" «** * Mr *T asmflw •» «» bi -I- mii ■■■ «*.« «&» »i i—i 'ttki-r-g Hb«r m i tw ii mi War *)iwi tMI mm Imw nwin < at trnm mf Am >■'<■«» IW ««r. •M* ht *a» Int rk blkio; l » U«r i'mm<f Otmam ami V mi 'if h— rMMn W wwtU W MR wrtu m 4 rwii tit* t«r»4i tW PfWW lk* V|r L» cuia ««aW bji e Ltrr. s»i aa •*** U ?Wf li«&d that bt «M ttrtrf lumrJ to be pi<Jnl by tbc lav* ted lim n«tb of ofioc, thru their r»gt knew no bound*. Mr. Jolhimii nj< immediately transformed into any thing but an liouoraltle man, and lUcir |*»wer was immediately brought into requisition to crush him. The Democratic party, however, is not responsible for him or his acta, but they will sustain him, just as thev would any other President, so long as he fearlessly and faithfully dis charges his duties. The gcutlomau tells us that if we were to receive those ten excludod States into the Union, they would control the entire legislation of the country. Now, sir, there are, or should be, thirty-six States in the Union. Would theso ten States bo able to control the oth er twenty-six ? The idea is simply ridiculous. Now let «a examine what Con gress proposes to do? They pro pose first to impeach tbc President and get him out of the way, then they propose to impeach the Judges of tho Supreme Court. Then, sir, the last barrier is removed that stands between them, and absolute authori ty. But gentleman tell us that there id no danger; that Congress can do no harm; but I tell you that in my humble opinion when that day comes, that Constitutional Govern ment will ceaso to exist in the Uni ted States. Will gentleman shut their eyes to the fact that Congress is but one of three co-ordinate branches of tho Government, and that if the legislative branch is to override the executive and judiciary, then no doubt a day as dark as that of the roign of terror in France will have dawned upon us. The gentle man from Kins;says he understood the gentleman from Thurston to say that the rebellion of 18GI was com menced for the same reasons as the war of tho Revolution but such was not tho case. Mr. llenry said that tho Government of tho United States assumed tho same position to wards tho ten excluded States as the Government ot Groat Britain as sumed towards tho colonies in 1775; that is the right of taxation without tho right of representation, which action upon the part of tho Govern ment in my opinion, strikes at the very foundation of American liber ty. This point was 0110 that otfr patriot fathers were extremely jealous of, nnd after England had removed tho tax, they were ready and did en gage in the war of tho Revolution neforo they would submit that Eng land shoud even assume this right. Tho gentleman from Whatcom [Mr. Eldridge] goes even further than the gentleman from King. He as sumes that Congress has complete jurisdiction over the territory ot" the United State*, no matter whether that territory is embraced within the limits of a State or not. Sir. I nn d .f«taad him to say that Coegrew has power to, and ma*. wi|* o«*t al SutTc ham a»d rrJ»r* them at wr* to a ttrrilsm! ahi!r:ftr'Vf*<i*« ee*-iw4 W tW T* '* tba •eW* airfe «r «a tea trm. ««n I aafc Cmnm ' I 4 ¥ '&*» !<•. Mr Jl *" 'IM m««•» <M dk> Ji --»«• Jk«*» m m «■! «mA W a • mr- mmaPm mm# ttuft 4* *>4l V' K «* L - weri an mi- jt W, - «*m* *<* i >»■ » fe • Itimni aS« I ■* tMt Uv •»> (ATI '*•■£ . tkH (M I »M « | WWrnii a ~ 't * t •»ji* . • s» ii ma* tto iHhor at r js-ti, Li*t I .1 -iufj ■v<rtf i«> IM i«»t. rt»t» i 4 tint »4 1 fori p<tu to mi ikx fr>m that time tntbf prt—nt I lure »lni at>«i rot**l *it U jt. Sir, I can «ay with truth, that at all time* I hare »iuter*- ly the cotntii'Xi pxxl of my country, an«i have acted accoruiti eh, a:id tny liaitd* arc clean. N«»t «»ne drop of the blood shed during the war, stains even the borders of my garments. Now what ore these res olutions that the gentleman upon the other side are so opposed to. I will recite them. [We have already published the resolutions.—ED.] Now what is there in these resolu tions that a man who love* harmony rather than discord, peace rather than strife, Union rather than dis union, will not heartily endorse. Can it be possible that there aro men in the Territory of Washington that wish to seo the elective franchise extended to persons of every race and color, to hold land side by sidd with you, their children to enter the schools of the Territory with ours, our churches and places of amuse ment, to be as much theirs as ours ? In fact, arc you prepared to receive these repulsive agrarian principles without entoringyonr protest against them 1 If you are, lam not. There tore I shall cheerfully vote for tho resolutions. A Snwkk Story. —Tlic Vicksbnrg Times of December 10th, is respon sible for the following: Some flatboatmen nt Millikcn's Bend, not long since, saw on tho bank a largo black "snake, lazily watching tho gradual lengthening ridge of earth peculiar to the subsoil navigation of tho mole. The little burrower emerged at the root of a tree, and tho snake with one lungo captured and swallowed him. The observer of this sad af fair thought it all over with the poor mole, but nothing daunted, pcrnaps unaware of his perilous situation, he kept on scratching until he came out at the small cud of the snake, who, feeling suddenly that ho had been cheated of a square meal, turned and swallowed him again, with the same result as before. Tho captain of tho flatboat, ill every respect a reliublo gentleman, informs us that this singular contest was continued for oight hoars, with no variation, except that the mole, as ho became better acquainted with the route, mudo faster timo on bit trips. Finally, tho snake, completely dis gusted with tho molo, allowed it to. go on in peace, and dragging himself to a hickory tree, butted his bruins out against its roots. On being opened, his "innards," from e.id end, were found to be as slick and smooth M the inside of a lady'* thimble. — — llr.;cix« the \Veox« Mi*.—ln Ilxattkn. s lady the lefrura low <>f b-r lins'iibi eke k-H hna. fwW ■ Ike 4*rfc. «* a m*. .«• 4 bia. A **« kniaj'itt ami W vani'tkff biwhani 11 « » Uari A** tkrlM jf..r wa • nt jml 'tirr Ami «r»M. ;| • mm:ber m» liar mm |UHk W.*m *» feman.—TV - hmqtk «f Wm Astmmom aa» *»» a * • iaana \ mmmr m isarf Va CUwawwt »■ pawwa*f* » 4aa It 4MM* *4 4m \rnmmt94m aft- H MilHiMMt