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'NOTARY PLTBr.IC. EVTERP
Oreoa Oy.Jaj. 13.-.I
DON'T FOUGET TIIE OL.I3 FOLKS.
Don't forget thf old folks.
Love thorn ti.oro and more.
As they, with nnshi inking feet,
Xmtr the shining shore."
Lot your words be tender,
Loving, soli, and slow;
Lot their last days be the best
They have known below !
Don't forerot poor father,
Wiih I is failing sight.
With his locks, once thick and brown,
Scanty now. and white ;
Though lie may be childish,
Still do you be kind
Think of him as years ago,
"With his master mind !
Don't forget dear mother,
With lu-r furrowed brow.
Once as fair, smooth, and white
As the drivt-n snow!
Are her steps uncertain?
Is her bearing poor ?
Guide her gentle till she stands
Safe at heaven's door !
Don't forget the old folks.
Love them more and more,
As they, with unshrinking feet,
Near the shining shore.'"
Let your words be tender,
Loviiisr. soft, and slow ;
Let their last days be ihe best
Thev have known below ?
Speech of 0 C aurcey Euit-
DELIVr.RED AT THE JEFFERSON" DIX
NER, APRIL 13"! "II, IX RESPONSE
TO A TOAST ON " FREEDOM."
Mr. President. I am not in
sensible to the very ixreat compli
ment of LeiiiLj invited to respond
to this toast of Liberty. ltit I
confess tlint I do not know (X.:tetiy
how to take it. Is it ii. tended as
a compliment to my antiquarian
learning? For it must be con
fessed that Liberty appears to be
one of tlie lost a,-ts in this country.
It is the :reatdead issue," which,
in certain quarters, it is deemed
impudent and impracticable to
discuss. I here is everywhere a j
loud bellowing ignorance, j;lorify
in'4 our prodioeous progress in
liberty, when every well-informed
man knows that we bave been for
the last ten years so rapidly retro
cjradin in liberty that we have al
ready fallen far behind our English
ancestors of centuries ao. As
lon'j; ano as the old iSaxon kin js of
England, no man could exercise
any oliice, either civil, military, or
ecclesiastical, "without having been
elected thereto by the Folkmote,
or the assembly of the citizens of
the country. In the e'ewnth cen
tury, even, the count'es of Eng
land passed a wider rane ot sov
ereignty than the party now in
pow er wants to allow the States.
And this county-so veriunt y con
tinued in England even alter the
Norman conquest; for the con
queror did not dare to abridge too
much the right of local selfgov
ernment, so dear to the Saxons.
The Folkmote, or county Parlia
ment, at which all the civil, mili
tary, and eee!esiatical officers of
the country were elected, met twice
a year, at stated times, viz., the
Calends of May and the Calends
of October, and the king had no
voice or authority over its meet
ings. This was a local govern
ment, or freedom, enjoyed by the
people of England as long ago as
the Saxon times. indeed, the
Saxon kings had but little power;
no more, certainly, than is pos
sessed by the governors of our
States. The Saxon king was an
ciently only a commander in the
field in time of war. He was an
officer ro tempore, and was not a
necessary member of the civil
government. In times of war
thev chose a general, and all swore
obedience to him during the war.
but as soon as the war was ended
he laid down all command, and
every citizen was his equal. The
advent of the Saxons into Kritain
was followed by such continual
war that he who was 7.v, a
leader, became rex a governor.
Put there was no more diiference
in the nature of the places than is
indicated by the words the one
meaning to lead and the other to
govern. Put in the change from
(h'x to ;, there was 110 arbitrary
As the h(.r was a servant for
the occasion, the n.r became a
servant for life. All power still re
mained in the hands of the people.
The title of king rested solely in
the will or sovereignty of the peo
ple, and the Folkmote, or country
meeting, was 1ns master, while he
was the servant. No Saxon king
ever attempted to exercise the
power at this moment usurped
by Congress and Grant, without
losing his crown. if net his head.
No generation of the Saxons e or
pt rmitted such usurpations to go
unounihed or unrevenged. How
much, then, have we advanced in
the knowledge and practice of
liberty for the last thousand years?
There is not a nation in Europe so
free to-day as their ancestors were
a thousand years ago.
It is the custom of some to in
dulge in pleasant talk about the
progress of mankind in the kcow 1-
edge and practice of free govern-
ment; but such know nothing of
history. Their bliss rests in ignor-
ance. All the ancient kingdoms
of Europe rested upon the con- I
fessed absolute soverei'g-nty of the j
people, ami the kiuirly authority j
was never held to be anything but j
a delegated power, still owned by I
the people, because never stir- j
rendered by them. Not only was;
this so in the ancient kingdom ot
Hungary, Bohemia, Denmark,
Enedand, and France, but even in
Portugal and Spain. The very
name of the ancient Franks meant
freemen. Our word franchise
comes of it. The Constitution of
Koine at the time of its first kinir,
Komulus, provided that the people
should make the laws and the kiuix
keep them that the people should
declare war and the kinij conduct 1
it. And we know ho w many kiu;rs
and emperors of Koine lost their j
guilty heads in attempts to exer-
cise unconstitutional powers over j
the people. In the aiKient king- j
dom of Norway, there was hardly ;
a king suffered to die a natural j
death for the space of three hun- j
died years they were nearly all ;
killed for attempting to exercise !
unconstitutional powers. Ibit the i
people of Spain, as long ago as the !
seventh century, had a law for
usurping kings that I like very j
much, which was that they should ;
be " excommunicated, and damn-!
ed to hell-fire." 1 fiat is the most
appropriate punishment ever in
vented for usurping kings, emper
ors, or Presidents. It is more than
two thousand years since Xeno
phau wrote that: "A kingdom
is an einoire over men by their
free assent according to laws they
have ordained, ami a tyranny is an
unlawfull empire over men against
their wills." Now gentlemen, the
present government of Grant and
Congress (for it is in no sense a
government of the United States,
as it is without the assent of many
of the States) is a tyranny and
not a government at all in any
true sense of that word. I: is "an
unlawful empire over men against
their wills." All government
atrainst the will of the people is
unlawfull, and ought to be destroy
edand will be destroyed when
ever and wherever the people pos
sess the patriotism ami courage to
assert their rights, and punish
those who would tyranize over
them. I shall not take a moment
of your lime to prove that the
scandalous negro Government of
Grant and Congress is a tyranny.
Every man who is not a fool
knows it to be so. lint, gentlemen,
the crime of this black and barba
rous tyranny is not alone with
Grant and Congress. A portion of
the terrible responsibility rests
with us, who are here eating and
drinking, instead of out organiz
ing and arousing the people to tle
feud their own rights and preserve
the liberty of our country. Iy
allowing any portion of our coun
trymen to be tortured by the in
tolerable despotism of the negro
Go"ernment at Washington., we
ourselves become a party to its
3 lore than two thousand years
ago the wise Thucydides wrote
that: "Not only are those ty
rants who seek to conquer others,
but those also, who, when they
mav stop violence, use no pains to
do it ; and especially those who
would be called the defenders of
Greece and the commonwealth,
but help not their oppressed coun
trymen." Now, gentlemen, no statesman,
no intelligent citizen will take it
upon himself to dispute this say
ing of the great Greek historian.
And yet, while we sit here warm
and merry over our wire, there
are hundreds of thousands of our
country men, honest men ami patri
otic, and beautiful, loving women,
who are inhumanly tyranized over
broken upon a wheel, of torture, by
carpet-baggers, negroes, and sol
diers. who are merciless tools of
Grant and Congress. And we sit
here! "We behold their humilia
tion. We witness their torture.
We see the most delicate, nervous
refinement bound or forced into a
disgusting equality with negroes.
O, most horrid of tyrannies ! And
we sit here ! Will God forgive us?
Is it possible that we are reduced
c0 low in the scale of manhood as
to forgive oursetves 1 is me
a u n i v c rs a r v ( f J e He r so n s b i r 1 1 d a y ,
'fir 1 1...
and a good time to swear an oath
before the aliar of our own souls,
that we will from this hour inspire
ourselves with the sentiments
thL' toast, and devote our energies
to the sacred cause of American
He who has no religion that
can bear transportation from the
anetu'iiv to the everyday
pi 1 ere,
j h is a sort that, in spite of
; Ot cut husiasm
,. . .
and gushes ol lei
j vor, is likely to do very little for
! his own growth into Christian so
: lidity and power, and very little
I for the highest profit of others.
ITS Meaning. The word Towa
; is said to mean in the language of
j the Indian tribes, "The Beautiful
An A.:;cc i.ir
Jl'PGE SENTENCING AN' OLD
SCHOOLMATE TO RE HANGED.
From the Mem h s S m's account of the sen
tence ol th Cuba m nle; t s
Judge Flippin then spoke -as fol
lows: "Samuel II. Post on, this is
one of the saddest eras in my life.
Our parents and their children
knew each other. We grew up to
gether, went to the same school,
the same church, and played on hill
and in valley the saaie innocent
games in boyhood. Years have
passed since then. Our roads in
life have diverged. You now
stand convicted of a great, a capi
tal crime, and I, as the minister of
the law, have imposed upon nie the
painful duty of passing upon you
the sentence of death. Were it
consistent with my oiiicial duties,
I 'would that this cup could pass
from me"' Hut I cannot now
shrink from the performance of this
sad oiiicial requirement, and must
not, and will not, in the future,
though other victims may fall to
avenge a violated law. I( is, there
fore, the sentence of the court that
you be remanded to the county
jail of Shelby county, the place from
whence you came, to be there se
curely kept until Friday, the 20th
day of .May next, when you will be
taken by the she rill" of Shelby
county between thv hours of H)
a. m. ar.d 0 i". M., within one mile
and a half of the court-house of
said county, and t hen to be hanged
by the neck unl il you are dead, and
may God have mercy on your
When Poston was called, both
the Judge and Poston were yery
much moved. Poston shook like
an aspen leaf and had to grasp a
chair for support. At the conclu
sion of the sentence, Judge Flippin
was in tears, as was also nearly all
the large crowd gathered there.
It was a most affecting scene, and
will ever be remembered by those
who witnessed it. it was a sur
prise to ail to know the relation
that had existed in early childhood
bet ween .J udge Flippin and Poston,
and it must have indeed been a
sal thing for Judge Flippin to con
sign to death the playmate of his
early boyhood dav.
James Gordon JJinniti's Fortune-
Fiom the New Voik Sun.
Wo find it stilted in the ('tyffo
Tiiitrs that Mr. .lames Gordon
iJeuuett, the editor and proprietor
of the "'.'''', is worth a fortune
of ten millions of dollars. How
true this may be the country has
no precise means of knowing, but
there can be no doubt that Mr.
Kenuett is a very rich man. The
profits of the IL-r-.ilil alone must
be half a million yearly, which
would make the value of that estab
lishment somewhere from four to
live millions; and it is certain that
Mr. Ik'iinett must have large in
vest incuts elsewhere, both in real
estate, ami other property. This
handsome competence has all been
accumulated in the management of
a newspaper, for it is believed that
the editor of the Ii raid has never
strayed from his proper occupa
tion to engage in outside specula
tions of any sort, lie has never
been connected with jobs either in
State oi' national politics; he has.
never sworn allegiance to any
party; and he has built up the
great newspaper which he controls
solely by his ow n genius, courage
and pertinacity. As a newspaper
writer he is perhaps more truly a
man of genius than any other who
has risen to distinction in this
country. His mind is character
ized by originality of thought and
wit in equal propottions; and he
has always appreciated the value
of news. These elements inde
pendence, originality, wit, courage
and news have made the success
of the Jf i'dil; and this success
there is now nobody to dispute.
The Newberry (N. C.) Hcftld
has tlie following delicate piece
of sarcasm, which cutteth like the
well-whetted blade of Damascus :
A patron of a certain newspaper
once said to the publisher:
"Mr. Printer, how is it yea have
never called on me to pav for your
"Oh," said the man of types,
"we never ask a gentleman for
"lixh'ed," replied the patron,'
how do you manage to get along
when they don't pay you ?"
"Why,'' said the "editor, after a
certain time we conclude he is no
gentleman and we ak him'
" "Oh-ah-yes-I see. 31 r. Editor,
please give me a receipt, "and hands
him a V. "Make my name all
right on your books."
The Most Unkixdest. In re
ferring to Grant's removal of Sum
ner, Wendell Phillips says " a blow
sometimes stuns a drunkard into
! sobriety." Tins, says the i.ouncr-
Juin-nnl from Philfips is the most
I uakindest cut of all.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRAE!,
ITCTVERSI'IY OF CALIFORNIA.
The Hills in. the Connecticut Cocoa-nut-
From the N. Y. Day P.ook.J
The New Hampshire election
gave the administration, or the
Grant or Mongrel party, such a
scare, that they went to work to
borrow, beg or steal all the money
they could lay their hands on to
buy up the State of Connecticut.
Grinnel admits that, in the Navy
Departmen of New York, "-$10,000
were contributed to carry the Con
necticut election." "What was con
tributed by the other Federal de
partments in this city we do not
know; but if they all contributed
as much proportionately as the
Naval Department did, the con
tribution from this city could not
have been less than 840,000 from
the departments, to say nothing of
the subscriptions of wealthy indi
viduals. Then there are Philadel
phia, and Poston, and all the de
partments at Washington, which
must have poured a ilood of money
into the State of Connecticut to
carry it for the Mongrel party.
Kumor says that this corruption
fund did not amount to less than
-8200,000. As an offset to this
shameless proceeding, the Mongrel
mess far and near howled, for two
weeks before the election, that
Tammany Hall was supplying the
Democracy of Connecticut with
funds to carry the State. This
was a sheer fabrication. We are
assured, from a source ot undoubt
ed reliability, that the Democratic
party did not receive one dollar
for election purposes which was
raised outside of the State. The
cry about Tammany was a trick of
the Mongrels to cover their enor
mous corruption fund of -$200,000.
All over the State as high as
twenty-five dollars a vote was paid
to poor white men to vote the nig
ger ticket. And that, was a small
price for such a disreputable service.
Ihit the money was not the chief
cause of the Democratic lizzie.
There was, as some of the leading
Democrats said, an "unaccountable
apathy in the Democratic party."
There was, indeed, a very good
up((ftt', but it was by no means
"unaccountable." It was solely
the fault of t he leaders of t he part y,
w ho, with an unaccountable stupid
ity, went in for a portion ot the
new nigger vote, thereby placing
the Democratic, party on a level
with the Mongrel party in this
most disgusting feature of the; cam
paign. It will take a thousand
years to educated the rank and file
of the Democratic party to cheer
fully acquiesce in nigger voting.
Had the Democratic campaign in
that State been pushed with great
ability and vigor on the pure
w hite basis, such a sharp and wild
enthusiasm would have placed the
masses beyond the reach of the
Mongrel corruption fund. Men
whose judgments are influenced,
and whose passions aud pejudices
are fired up, are not easily reached
by bribery. Put when Democrats
saw their own party sunkm down
to the lcvcl'of the true nigger party,
in a disgraceful squabble for Afri
can votes, they were at once so
disgusted with their own party
that they instantly became indif
ferent about its success. This was
the milk in the Connecticut cocoa
nut. This was the canst; of that
"unaccountable apathy," which
puzzled the heads of those leaders
who have thrown away an oppor
tunity for a greater triumph than
that won by the party in New
Hampshire. There is no place in
this Fnion where negro voting is
more distasteful than Connecticut.
It is but a few years since, on a
small vote, negro suffrage was de
feated by seven thousand majority
in that State. The Democratic
party had but to appeal to that
true instinct to sweep the State like
a whirlwind. The great, and, to
the Mongrels, most unexpected
triumph of the Democratic party in
the second Congressional district
of New Jersey, where there were
2000 new negro votes, is proof of
tlie great pow er of the pure iriite
policy in a campaign
had the Connecticut
been conducted on that, basis, all
the vast corruption fund of the
Mongrel party, would have been
powerless to bribe men to vote for
the nigger party. Put ns it was,
the Democracy was no better than
the Mongrel faction in this partic
ular. It, too, went fcsning for nig
ger votes, but did not catch them.
When we heard that such an able
and hitherto true Democrat as Mr.
James Gallagher was addressing
nigger meetings, we gave up Con
necticut. It was a disgusting sight
to see a brave old whaling captain
of Democracy descending to the
business of fishing for black fish in
a Mongrel mud-puddle. Even in
the Southern States, where there is
such a preponderating negro vote
all the Democratic victories have
been won on the white basis. And
here in the North, where there is
only an insignificant negro vote,
and where seven-tenths of the
white population hate negro voting
itwij. ,iw.iaul. twiajm:
as" they do the devil, it is an incom- j State Kioiits. Not withjstand
prehensible piece of foolishness fori ing that miserable, despised thing,
the Democratic party to bid for j formerly known under the respect
niggers. All the Mongrel party j ed name of "State Kights," has
desire is, for the Democratic party j been spit upon and trampled upon
to put itself on a level with itself in the last ten years by the Kadi-
m that particular. Hut the Dem
ocratic party never will. In some
places, as in Conectictit this time,
it mav trv the nasty experiment,
but the great body of the partV,
North and South, never will
ternize with negroes, nor with
those who are willing to do it. The
Democracy is a white party, and it i
cannot cease to be so without
ing its distinction and its glorv
Hon J-11- Haldc-man on Land Subsidies-
I am one of those who hold that
land grants and subsidies, while
they develop a particular region of
country and increase the wealth of
a certain class of people, neverthe
less sap the foundation of republi
I chance to be one of those who
believe that this nation is not for a
day; that we have a duty imposed
on i;s in the face of all the world,
and that duly is the preservation
of republican simplicity and demo
cratic institutions rather than the
aggrandizement of men and the
building up of magnificent em
pires. Gentlemen have said on all sides
that tlie railway question is soon
to be the greatest in the land, and
that we must grapple with it.
And it is evident that there is
something radically wrong in all
legislation, when we see one man
in ;i single lifetime accumulating
$100,000,000. That man is the
chief of the great robbers- of this
continent and age. He and they
art; the freebooting barons ami
counts of this time, who, like the
robber knights of the middle ages,
founded through force and fraud
the conspicuous families of Europe.
Unscrupulous cunning takes the
place ot the mailed hand, but our
modern robbers imitate the lordly
proprietors of thick-walied castles
in their exactions upon helpless
commerce and industry.
We learn by the dispatches that
the Secretary of the Navy has set
aside that part of the sentence
against paymaster Lock wood
w hich imposed a fine ami imprison
ment for the crime of embezzling
forty thousand dollars frcun the
Government, and he is simply dis
missed from the service. The
same course is pursued in the cases
of paymaster-general Marcy tind
Washington, who were guilty of
the same offence. This is eminent
ly proper. When Secretary Cam
eron, at the beginning of the war,
inaugurated the sytem of plunder
ing the Government br wholesale,
he was punished by a mild rebuke
from Congress, and rewarded with
the mission to St. Petersburg.
Since that time hundreds of ofiieers
in ail the -departments have appro
priated the Government funds with
impunity, untill at last no attempt
is made to punish a defaulter, and
the crime ' scarcely attracts atten
tion unless the amount stolen hap
pens to be a very large one. As
the military- and naval officers are,
at 'present, the ruling class, it
would be unjust to deny them the
privileges which the officers in the
civil service are permitted to en
joy. Plaiiidecdii :
There is an able Democratic
paper published in Hamilton, Ohio,
The Democrat) which does not
deal much with untempercd mortar,
if any mongrelized Democrat, who
is frightened about "de-ad issue,"
doubts it, let him read the follow
ing: The New York Independent , a
bible-banging-pulpit- slang- w hanging-nigger-worshipping
"If the Democrats were to come
ir.tc power to-morrow, the whole
work of reconstruction would be
undone, the franchise would be
taken from the negroes."
That is exactly what the Demo
cratic party would do if it had the
power, and what it will do when it
obtains it, which will be in 1872
And now what is the nasal-twanged
puritanical editor of tlie 7e
petid:d going to do about it? Get
up another war to gratify the in
satiate greed of a few witch-burning
hypocritical knaves in New
England? Try it on, ami this
time you will get the punishment
due to all traitors.
Natural Impulses. Somegirls
never will learn to restrain the na
tural impulses of their nature. A
minister was baptizing a girl at Lip
on, Wis., and when he had submerg
ed 'her, and came out of the wa t er, h e
asked hei how she felt in her mind.
Her answer was, "All hunky, culy
a little wet."
Properly Called. Letters
from Poston are now called "Spokes
from thfe Hub."
cal leaders, until the masses of their
party have been brought to regard
it as dire treason to speak "a word
in its behalf, it will occasionally
vindicate its existence even before
fra-jthe highest tribunal. . A strikino-
proot ot this has been given by a
recent decision of the Supreme.
f .1. TT 1 L - . '. ,
Court of the United States touch-
los-;iugthe Income Tax'. That high
tribunal has decided that the Unt
teel States have no authority to levy
a tax on the incomes of State
Judges. The State fixes the sala
ries of its own Judges, and, per
haps, in every State Constitution it
is provided that they shall not be
increased or .diminished during the
time for which they are elected.
The Income Tax tloes diminish
their salaries, and, of course, vio
lates tlie State Constitution. The
Supreme Court thus vindicates
State Kights, and strikes down an
Act of Congress interfering with
the officers or" a sovereign State.
We have not seen the reasoning of
the Court, but have no doubt it
will apply to the salaries of all
State ollicers. Have we traitors
on the Supreme Bench ? Examin
er. Talking at Table. "Is it
proper to talk at table?" Py alb
means. We are aware that some
fe v consider it proper to observe
perfect silence while at table. We
do not know how such a horrible
custom originated, yet we have a
few times been a guest at snch
tables, but hope never to be again.
The table is just the very place to 1
talk, and the meal hours should be
among the pleasantest of the day.
Don't talk business and discuss
what work shall be done; after din
ner, but give the time to social
chat. This should not prolong the
meal inconveniently, but there
should be enough of it to prevent
the common custom or rapid eat
. Beds Made too Early? The
desire of an energetic housekeeper
to have her work completed at au
early hour in the morning causes
her to leave one of the important
items of neatness undone. The
most effectual purifying of beds
and bed clothes, cannot take place
if due time is allowed for the free
circulation of pure air to remove
all human impurities which have
collected during the hours of slum
ber. At least two or three hours
should be allowed for the complete
removal of -atoms, of insensible
perspiration which are absorbed by
livery oav ; mis
1.1.. 1. 1
should be done, and occasionally
bedding constantly used should be
carried into the open air, and when
practicable left exposed to the sun
and wind for half a day.
Dying. Benjamin F. Taylor,
of the Chicago Journal, draws the
following beautiful picture in re
ference to the certain departure fbr
that "undiscovered country :''
There is a dignity about that go
ing away .alone, w hich we call dy
ing that wrapping ot the mantle
of immortality about us; .that pii5
ting aside with pale hand the azure
curtains that are drawm around
this cradle of the world ; that ven
turing away from home tor the first
time in our lives, for we are dead ;
and seeing foreign countries not
laid down on any map we have
read about. There must be lovely
lands somewhere stay ward', for
none ever return who go thither,
and we very much doubt if any
would it they could.
. . .O
Preachers of Beauty". "If
the stars," writes Emerson, should
appear only one night in a, thou
sand years, how would men believe
and adore, and preserve for many'
generations the remembrance of
the city of God which had been
shown. But every night come out
these preachers of Ix-auPy and
light, the universe with trJeir ad
A good way to save the expense
of raising children, is to go visiting
and leave them at home of an even
ing to play with a kerosene lamp-.'
Jtilrn W. 'McDonald and wife, of
Toronto, trit-d it, with such success
that when they have seven more
children they will have as many
as they had a week ago, saying
nothing about the house ami things.
A Thick-lipped Member., The
Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Gazette, speaking of
swearing in of the new members of
Congress, says; The appearance of
the new corners was quit" encour
aging. The best face I saw among
the few remaing scalawags and
carpet-baggers, was that of the ne
gro whose lips covered the whole
surface of the lid of the enormous
Bible which he kissed with jrellfc