BY F. R, FILDES.]
&he (Quitman §atmcv.
Helton <»f A<lv*'i - tisin«r.
Oniqsquaia*. first insertion, St.oo: euch follow
iajt insertion, 41.<)0.
lYlit-a mlvorUfouionts are continued for one
tnonth or lonpor. the charge will he as follows :
\ 3 Months.
■ l Month.
I, s.l 00 t 9 00 SI4OOIS 20 00
2 8 00 14 00 25 00 35 on
i 12 no is no .15 on I 45 oo
4 16 00 24 0« 88 00 53 00
5 20,00 35 00 45 00 60 00
10 4 Col. 3.4 00 45 00 80 00 120 00
Mi*- to no no on 100 oo 200 oo
CAK EY VV . STYEES
Having iussl'med the practice, win
receive aoil urteptly attend to business.
Office at Quitman, (la.
March 14, Ifitifi. 10-ts
\\ illiaui L. Evans,
Jffornm anir Counselor at JTafa,
"TXT ILL give prompt attention to all business
V T entrusted to his care in the Brunswick
Clt-cntt. fi‘bl7 ly
JOHN o. mViI.I.. JiS. U. HUNTER,
HUNTER & Me CAUL,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
UiaUJi-AN, iiitOUEJfcUALXI V, HIM.,
"TTYILL GIVE* J’ROMPT ATTENTION TO
VV aUbunintiM <’ii.triistfd "to their care, in
the Counties of Brooks, Thomas, Coixirrr,
of'LrnoLs and Clinch, of the Bruns
wick Circuit. Also in the Counties of Madison j
and Hamilton, Florida.
January 20, 1866. 1-ts
i HENNET & LANE,
Sytorneus anb Counselors at Sato,
WILL GIVE Prompt attention to
all business entrusted to them in the
Counties of Brooks, Tlioman, Lowndes. Berrien
and Cobyiit, and will practice anyw here iu South
ern Georgia under special contract.
Jannary 20, 1866. 1 -ts
t pi run & I ‘ope,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,
OFFICE 163 BAY STREET,
SAVANNAH.... v .......OF.O.
llsjav 3. Fit- u, 4- i- Poke.
V. S. Attorney.
far Special attention given to Caac« in Admi
.ralty and in Equity.
, July 13, 1866. ly _
DK. .1. 11. McCALL,
i m QUTMAN, CEO.,
Offers his Professional services to the citizens of
Quitman and surrounding country.
fsar'. Iffice at his Drug Store, on tho corner.TSS
January 20, I R GU. 1-ts
l)r. K. A. .1 ELKS,
EPI’ECTFriiI.T asks the patronage of the
BL citizens of Quitman and surrounding conn
Wr~~ d"b HT T I S T B. TT
ImK . D. L. RICKS,
Hfe.Nl. bieated at Quitman. Gee respect
offers his s. rvic.-s to the citizen* of
74) *n and siirr-mnding country, in tie- prar-
§»•;. o. .IH.VOL/J,
this method to inform th
HF eftizens of .Quiujian and ''icin-
Hr that he will visit tills place
three months regularly, from the Ist of March,
’gyrnary 24; 1866. ly
• If. VAN GIESKV,
STOCKTON, NO. 13, A. A G. R. R.
(Formerly Dr*. McDonald A Van Gieson, Macon,)
T> ESPECTfTT.T.Y offers his services to the
XV citizens of Clinch nml surrounding coun
ties, in of the profession.
• ’ * rkVt.rfAces :
Smith. M. D. Macon. Georgia.
F. -Vlonelty, Valdosta. Georgia.
■ 1.. .-luith. D. 8.. Echols county. Geo.
Williams. Lowndes rounty. Geo.
v i ahi"'t.i. G--.-rg:a i ni.v-:;-i in
H&ph S. Cummings,
fjgmwnv''- a-?t• * ■ •• *a•■ *
>mmi^-i’»a• aud tlu* hih**st
•jeo always obtained.
Kj§§Ej nndersigned will contract for the delive
■" m rv 0 f from 20 to 50 tons of Peruvian Gua
-*■ Quitman. Valdosta. Ousley's. or Thomas
”2,’‘Am, sllO per ton. The quality of the Gua-
Zl to be the best. We will take or
rt°g,rom 1 ton to 20. J AS. R. SMITH * CO.
1 Ousted Station. November 16, lfc<6. 44-ts
l~ COTTON WANTED!
Friends and Cotton Planters generally
informed that I am
s. porch i»- of C-'tton and other Prod-K - hi
■Bo.-h-tV eg r .res. I urn
KySPlanters. on their cotton, and ship it to a.y
in Savannah, for safe ; further shipment
tf J. l ; - EDMONDSON
T. 15, MARSHALL & BRO.
EMIISSII. LCMBER AKB Wlifi
| Ik'ing connected with reliable Houses in Liv
] prju>ol and New York, are prepared to sell in this
1 market, or make advances, and ship to either of
I those places, or wherever else a patron may tlo
aire* They r%**pec«ftii*y aolicit
C-ONSIIi N MKN TS OF COTTON, j
and all kinds of Produce, to which prompt atten-!
tion will be given ; and orders from the country i
will be fftlod with dispatch.
No. 2 Harris’ Block,
RAY, FOOT OF LINCOLN STREET
Brigham. Baldwin & Cos,, Savannah, Ga.
N. A. Hardee & Cos., do.
E. C. Wade A Cos., do
Erwin & Hardee. do
Clagborn <fc Cunningham do
July 13, 18G6. (5m
J. B. West. IV. W. Daniels.
West & Daniels,
Shipping, Forwarding and
BAY STREET, SAVANNAH, GA.
Agents Baltimore and Savannah Line Steamers.
Are prepared to Receive and Forward, with dis
patch, all Freight consigned to their care
to and from all points in Georgia, South
Carolina, Florida, Alabama, unci the
Principal Cities North
®«BsGive prompt attention to the Purchase,
Sale and Shipment of Cotton. Timber, Lumber
and (general Merchandise Orders and Consign
psT' Liberal cash advances on merchandise
consigned to us for sale, or shipment to our friends
in Baltimore, Philadelphia, or New York.
Goixla handled, with care, promptly for
warded, and Freights secured at- the Lowest Rul
To Insure against detention, wu should be
promptly advised of shipments. Insurance ef
fected when desired.
July 13, lstjJi. G ,r> i
sish lira BLUBS,;
A La.-gn Lot of Common Sizes constant- j
ly on hand.
BLAIR & BICKFORD,
180 BAY STREET,
September 21, 1866. 3m
T. NUGENT, .111.
COR. BULL AND BRYAN STREETS,
(Opposite Pulaski House,)
Would respectfully invito the attention of his
friends and the public to his fine assortment of
Ales, Wines, Liquors, Segura, Ac.
Tear- Free Lnnch daily from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m
July 13. 186 T Cm
John McMahon & C 0,,.
Corner Broughton and Jefferson Streets,
Offer for sale the following stock of
GROCERIES, Si c.
OAA BBLS. FLOUR, various grades.
OUU 100 “ Porto Rico and Muscovado Sugar ;
130 barrels Clarified Sugars.
20 barrels Crashed and-Powdered Sugars.
150 sacks Rio Coffee, 50 mats Java Coffee.
JOO caddies Green and Black Teas—choice.
100 boxes Soap ; 50 boxes assorted Candy;
30 hhds Bacon; 5 hhds sugar cured Hams:
25 packages Leaf bard ;20 bbts of Syrup ; '
20 bales assorted Yarns; 20 bales Gunny Cloth: j
: 10,000 yards Sea Island Cotton; 500 lbs Twine; i
! 20 bales Domestics:
i 25 boxes Chewing Tobacco—ss and 10s. |
i 20 boxes Grant & Williams ;20 boxes choice
' Chewing ; 50,000 Segars, various brands ;
Together with a Full Stock of
GOODS IN OUR LINE.
We also offer 5,000 bushels White Corn, choice;
3,000 bushels Feed Corn ; 1,500 bushels Oats :
I 200 sacks Bran ; 1,000 bales Hay.
| Savannah, Ga., September 21, 1866. 3m
SMS. “H.”* 1,
JONES & WAY,
Factors and Commisa'QH
98 Bay street,
| SAVANNAH, GEO.
| sept2B 3m
“ HERE SHALL THE PRESS THE PEOPLE'S RIQHTS MAINTAIN, UNAWED BT PEAR AND UNBRIBED BY GAIN.*
QUITMAN, GEO., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1866.
i KAML I’. BEU„ OKO. W. WYU.Y, H. K. CHKIfeTIAN".
Bell, Wvlly <& Cliristkn,
GEHEAAL C9MMISSSS AIFOBWMIIIB
1 Bay Street, Savannah, Ga.
Personal attention given to Forwarding
of Merchandise and Cotton.
CoiiKlgninMith Molieit e<l.
Advaucos mado on Consignments to our
friends in Boston, New York, Phila
delphia and Baltimore.
aug!7 81-6 in
A. X. SLOAN. C. W. STKQAM.
SLOAN, STUBBS & STEGALL,
No. 14, STODDAKira UI’PER RaXL’E,
Ray Street, .Savannah, Geo.
Liberal ailvknces to planters and country
merchants, and cotton shipped or sold, as th«»
consignors may direct. [july27-6m
I*. 8. This house will be open lor business Sep
EDWARD C. WADE. SEABORN H. WADE.
B O. Wade & Cos.,
rACT O R s ,
SAVANNAH, C O.
AGENTS FOR Tllli SALE OF
Portable and Stationary Steam Engin
"Soluble Pacific Guano ; and
Super Phosphate of Lime.
Sept. 17, 186 b. 6m
wsr. n. Ttsos. "H. cognoN.
TISON & GORDON,
Farwardiiig and Commission
96 BAY STREET,
May 11, 1866. ly
Wm. H. Burroughs. „ , Thos. H. Maiwell
Wm. H. Burroughs, Jr.
W. H. Burroughs At Cos.,
No. 97 Bay street,
For the sale of Cotton and other Pro
duce, Timber, Lumber, Real Estate,
Personal Property, Ac., &c., &c.
September 28, 188fi. 3 111
s. 15. HAKItIWrOV,
DBATaER in exert variety of
CHAIRS, DESKS, MATTRESSES,
MIRRORS, &C-, &G.
Parlor, Dining Room, Library
and Bedroom Sets,
In a variety of Patterns and Finish.
Prices to Suit die Times,
Lace and Gauze Mosquitoe Canopies.
AGENTS FOR GEORGIA FOR
umiuim in wins
The Best Bed in use. Sold at New York Prices.
par Call and Examine my Goods and Price*
Being connected with some of the
in the North, I can sell Goods with but ONE
Warerooms 178 Broughton Street,
May 4, 1866. ly
Forrest City Foundry,
LINVILLE & GLEASON,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, FOR
Railroads, Saw Mills and Steameis,
turned out at short notice.
Machine Repairs Promptly Attended to.
MITIMTM FIRE-PIF tITTi
Storage at 50 Cents per Month.
(htton Insured on Arriiml
geyMUX GQMMSSiMi BJHWr
IXO AND FOli WAIiDISQ MEKVUANT,
Ragging, Rope, Twine, Grain, Hay,
Flour, Fodder, Wool, Hides,
Beeswax, Tallow, Etc.
COTTON NEATLY RK BAILED AND REPACKED.
Storage cau be procured at my Fire-Proof
Warehouses at the lowest rates.
CORNER OF lUV AND JEFFERSON BTS.,
SAVANNAH. ... . GEO.
Rkferknces. N. A. Hardee A Cos.: Erwin &
Hardee ; Gad on Ar Unckles, .Savannah, Ga.; tS.
T. Knapp <V Kro.; Holmes A ratterson : Miller
tV Cos.. New York.
T‘&~‘ Prompt attention piven to all orders, and
liberal advances made on Consignments of Cot
ton and other Produce.
July 13, 1860. Om
HENRY BUT AN. A. IIAUTKIDUK. E. W. T. NEFF.
Bryan, Hartridge & Cos.,
SAVANNA II GEG RGIA.
C-tONSIt }NM F.NTK of Cotton and otliery- —✓
J Produce solicited ; which we will
sell in Savannah, New York or Liver-/•““■V
pool, as desired, making liberal advance*.
Special attention given to purchasing
WESTERN BAC O N AND WHISKEY FOR
SALE ON CONSIGNMENT.
Bay LAND FOR SALE, ■■'is*
July 13, 1866. 6m*
E. f.. OtTKIiAKn. A. R. WRBSOI.OWSKY. B. B. YKRRn.I..
fi.TTWD A T»T» TMM.UIJ. S UU.,
6fiicntl Commission ItTcnjmitts,
Bay Street, Savannah, Geo.
Wn.L sell on commission, Cotton, Timber,
Produce and Merchandize. Consignment*
solicited. When desired, we will ship cotton to
our friends in New York and Liverpool, making
liberal advances on the same.
Roberts, Habersham k Son, Savannah, Ga. \
Geo. W. Anderson, do.
Anthony Porter, do.
Hunter <V Gammell, do.
John 1,. Villalonga, do.
Erwin & Hardee, do.
Governor D. S. Walker, Tallahassee, Fla.
J. A. Bull, do-
William R. I’ettes, do.
Ex-Gov. A. K. Allison, Quincy, Fla.
Savage & Haile, Gaiusville, Fla.
Samuel Swan, Jacksonville, Fla.
0. O. Barnard, Jacksonville, Fla.
July 13, 1866. ly
A. DUTENIIOFER, JNO. M. W. HILL,
OK SAVANNAH, (lA. OK .TKKKERSON CO., KI.A.
A. DUTENIIOFER & CO.,
SHIPPING, , .
Forwarding & Commission
RAY STREET, SA VANN AH, GA.
Prompt attention given to the purchase,
sale and shipment of Cotton, Lum
ber and Country Produce gen
erally. Consignments solic
ited, on which liberal ad
vances will be made.
Brigham, Baldwin A Cos., Savannah.
Hiram Roberts, Esq., “
J. H. Zeilin k Cos., Macon, Geo.
I)r. N. L. Angler, Int. Rev. Col, Augusta, Ga.
James M. Ball, Esq., Atlanta, Ga.
Willis Chisholm, “
C. L. Robinson, Jacksonville, Florida.
F. Dibble, “ _
Col. W. J. Bailey, Jefferson county, Florida.
D. H. Baldw in & Cos., New York.
Bearden A Cos., “
Warren Mitchell, Esq., Louisville, Ky.
April 14, 1866. ly
Scranton, Smith & Cos.,
m m © is
And Commission Merchants,
BAY ST., OPPOSITE JEFFERSON,
D. T. SCRANTON, )
wm. h. smith / Savannah, Creo.
J. L. LARGE ) [ jll-13-6m*
Boot and Shoe Maker,
ST. JULIAN STREET,
Between Whitaker Street and Johnson’s Square,
July 13, 1366. ly
The Three NinterH.
Madame Virtue and .Miss Genius,
With their sister Reputation,
Traveled once through foreign countries,
On a tour of observation.
Ere they started, Genius hinted
That, by some unlucky blunder,
While they journeyed through the kingdom,
They might chance to get asunder ;
“And,” she said, “it seems but prijdent,
Should wo break our pleasant tether,
Some device should be suggested,
That may bring the three together.
“As for mo —if from my sisters
1 should Chance to prove a ronmer,
Seek me at the tomb of Shakespeare,
Or before the shrine of Homer.”
Virtue'said, “If I am missing,
And you deem me worth the trouble,
Seek me in the courts of monarehs,
uOr the dwellings of the noble.
“If among the high and mighty
You shall fail to find me present,
You may find me with better fortune
In tho cottage of the peasant!”
“Ah !” said Reputation, sighing,
“It is easy of discerning,
Kaeh of you may Ireelv wander,
With a prospect of returning :
Hut. I pray you, guard me closely,
For, despite your best endeavor,
If you miss me for a moment,
1 am lost—and lost forever.”
The Scene of the Great Surrender-
A correspondent of the Richmond
Whig, who has visited the scene of tho
great surrender, furnishes tho following
interesting letter, dated at Lynchburg:
I was at Appomattox Court House on
yesterday, and indeed, it was a sad day
to my heart. In memory 1 reviewed the
panic scenes of the eventful period of our
surrender. It was there that the noble
old hero folded his arms in tho serene
dignity of his matchless person, and said
to the famished band that hung around
him that all was over. Here the veteran
of a dozen earnpaings embraced his com
rades, and gazing through their tears,
looked for the last time, on their battle
worn llag, now furled, anil soon to bp
wamfered over the place alone, I felt
that I stood a solitary mourner over the
grave of my country. What recollec
tions swept over my heart! I thought
of the bravo and true who perished for
r'ght and freedom. I thought of our
days of peril and trial, our four years of
sacrifice and devotion; but yet there was
some gleam of light. We have a histo
ry, glowing with the deeds of manhood
and chivalry, as enduring, as eternal as
the blue hills that look down in peaceful
grandeur on the consecrated spot.
It may not he uninteresting to your
readers to give a minute description of
the house in which the articles of capitu
lation were signed. I was a guest of
Major McLaiuc, and I sat in the very
room. The house is of brick, about fifty
feet long, with a porch in front extend
ing the whole length. In front of the
house is a wc'l, covered with lattice
work. The yard is small, with a fine
plat of grass, shaded with locust trees.
At about half past ten o’clock Gens.
Lee and Grant met in tho parlor, which
is about eighteen feet square, comforta
bly furnished, the walls decorated with
paintings. The interview lasted until
after two o’clock. Major McLane has
the names of all who were present, hut
as ho intends getting up a fine picture
of the whole scene, I will go no more in
to detail. On the wall there is a very
accurate diagram, drawn by a Federal
officer. The table and the chairs have
been taken away as relics.
The Alexandria Gazette, speaking of
the scenes and incidents of the war,
"The beautiful Valley of Virginia—al
most the richest and loveliest land upon
earth—and all the neighboring Piedmont
and river country—the frontier of Virgi
nia—was the arena where contending
armies fought—where the fiercest en
counters ensued, and where “grim vis
aged war,” never during tho strife,
“smoothed his horrid front.” They will
take you now to the hill tops, and point
out to you for miles and miles around—
as far as the eye can reach —the spot
from which arose the smoke of Hunter's
burnings. They will carry you through
Winchester and Berryville, and other
towns, and show the marks of bullets
upon the houses in the streets, the char
red and blackened walls of the dwellings
and stores, and the remains of the des
-1 truction in every direction. They will
i conduct you to Edwards’ Hill, near Lees
! burg, where Kilpatrick hurled hia iron
! missiles upon a defenseless town, full of
women and children. They will let you
know that here, on this declivity, Mosby
| in one of 1 is raids, turned upon his pur
| suers, and with his own hand captured
those who undertook to follow him; and
that, on that road, ho made a daring dash
and scattered those who thought they
had surrounded him. They will go with
yon to the scenejof conflict on Ball’s Bluff,
Vienna, Kearney's town, Kabletowo and
a hundred other places. Hero was a
cavalry charge—there a sk'rmish. Here
are the “stonewalls,” there the woods,
from which rifles cracked, and muskets
poured their volleys. On that field the
serried hosts of the Federal troops lay
encamped—on this, the Confederates bi
vouacked. Heeds of bravery will be
narrated, the localities of which are all
around you, and over which you walk or
ride. VVliat, is so calm and peaceful
now, was then the theat re of carnage and
death. Nor will history narrate half the
incidents which marked the progress of
the war, in the section of country to
which we refer ”
The Radical press of the North arc very
much given, when in a sarcastic mood, to
being awfully satirical and contemptu
ous upon the “poor whites” of the South.
It would be cruel to deprive them of
any satisfaction which they can possibly
extract from the contemplation of any
portion of the animal creation if such there
be, inferior to themselves. Hut we have
heard so much excellent wit and humor
at the expense of the “poor whites” of
the South, that, being in a sympathetic
mood, we cannot refuse to put in a word
of apology for these poor devils who,
we have no doubt, would not be as poor
as they are, if they could in any wise
help it, and who would be as shrewd,
thrifty and virtuous as the same class at
the North, if they had the same oppor
We do not profess to reconcile (he in
consistency of (he Radical sneers at
"poor whites” in the South, with the per
petual boasting that their own is a land
in which the poor arc on an equal foot
ing with the rich, and that their first
men are self-made men, mechanics and
sons of mechanics, and obscure persons
who have worked themselves by superior
energy, to the high places in commerce,
politics and power. This is all true
enough and creditable. We concede
their boast, that they have no aristocracy
except that which makes itself, and that
every every one of the funny follows who
is so immensely amused with poor people
in the South, was horn in trie same pov
erty and is only kept from it at this mo
moot by manufacturing fictions of a libel
lous character at a penny a line, lint,
this being so, why sneer at “poor whites”
in tho Smith ? is not poverty the same
in one latitude as another ? Arc not
poor men made out of ; tbe„.H : Wtee "Vo
CXfi’ticc'w that a good many of the “poor
whites” of the South can’t read and write
which is a universal accomplishment, at
the North, and is considered education !
Statistics show, however, that the pro
gress of crime is in i.o degree errested
by the progress of education, so-called,
and that if tl ic poor whites of the South
don’t know much else they know how to
keep their hands out of their neighbors
pockets, and bow to abstain from lying
and slandering. This kind of knowledge
may not he considered worth much by
the Radical penny-a-liners, hut outside
of penitentiary chides it is generally re
garded as more important than even
leading and writing. It would ho a
good deal more manly in those who are
so elated with these extraordinary acqui
sitions, as to be always sneering at those
who have them not, and trying to put
them oil a level with degraded negroes,
to go South and personally examine h r
themselves whether the class they affect
so much to despise, can’t at least make
their mark. If any of these puny wit
lings had been in the army during the
war, they would need no new information
on that subject.
“Poor whites” are poor whites, we take
it, whether they live North or South,
whether they cultivate a little patch of
sweet potatoes in the South or smoke
cheap cigars and invent lalsehoods for
Radical newspapers in the North. Some
of the ablest men of both sections have
sprung from this despised class of “poor
whites,” and if the Radicals have a good
many of them in Congress, the South has
one of them in the Presidency, who under
stands reading well enough to lead them
and their plans, andean write sufficiently
to sign his name to a vote. —Baltimore
We find the following sermon in the
local columns of the West Alabamian,
said to have been delivered by a colored
preacher who rejoiced in the title of
“Major.” We never saw a report in
which the idiom of the negro was more
faithfully given; nor have we often seen
a discourse more pointed arid applicable
to the present condition of the freemen:
“And now rny dear (lyin’ and remortal
bredren and cistern lem’me tell you dare
is trouble now in dis land—dare is a
great troutde—and you say what am it?
O! my dear young gemmen, and my dpar
young cistern, and my dear Christian
friends, dare am trouble fur you and me,
and de lord only knows bow dat am
gwine to end. \\ hat am dat trouble,
Major? why don’t you tell dis dear re
mortal cotagregashun —ah, what dat trou
ble is—-ah? Well, I tell you—ah, my
young friends and my old friends—ah, of
dis big trouble which am on the land—
ah. We am now differently situated
from what we was a year ago—ah. Eve
ry black man and woman must take care
ob dcmselves—- ah. Re trouble am about
homes. Some ob yon got none now —ah
No place to keep your old bald heads
from de rain—ah, and when the winter
L fs3.oo per Annum.
comes, cister—ah, no wlmr to cover do
little ones from the storm- all.
, Som ob you got sorter hollies now, but
no tollin’ how long you gwine to stay
dar, all. Obi de little ones hub died in
de cold, in some place for want ob a piece
of corn bred, ah Dis am part of de
trouble, ah. But den dar is cat fine
[young lady—no missus to tell her do
j right—she go on hire herself out, away
, from her folks and her mammv, all, how
i many snares dar an to lead lier away
from do pas of rectitude ; and so de poor
fools wander ioiin’ from pillar to pos, and
from pus to poses, ah, and if you don’t
mind de debbil git you neberlasting, neb*
er dying soles, ah. And dar is dat line
j young nigger man, lofin about, doin’ no*
| fin, pi tollin’ waits on Sunday, brenkin’de
holy Sabaf day, ah; piteliin Waits jest
I because you sec de white folks piteliin’
[ dollar afore de grocery, ah. Yes, and I
kuowd a white man to pitch dollars till
he got so poor he had to borrow a dol
lar to pitch, and den he run out credit
dat way; and be bad to come down to
ole horse shoes. Take care young nig*
ger, de old debbil is no specter of pus*
sons, he’d as soon have you as a white
man ; you make as good a fire in hell as
de biggist, fatest white man in de land.
Aomirabi.k Views. —Hon. Albert Pike,
of Arkansas, recently wrote a letter to
President Johnson asking for a pardon
under the $20,000 clause. From it we
make the annexed pointed and truthful
“The late war was more owing to the
dead of the past, who are honored, than
to the living of the present who are exe
crated ; more to Jefferson and Madison,
than to Davis and Hunter ; more the
Kentucky and Virginia resolutions than
to the arguments of 1800. “Civil com
motions have long roots in the past,’ anil
their true authors have often been long
and beyond the reach of human ven
geance, while those whom hatred seeks
to immolate have b en but the bondmen
of necessity, the blind instruments of
fate. Why should the. scaffold crave tlte
blood of the living who only obeyed the
“1 ft-spectfnlly submit that it is not
just to regard as rebellion and treason
what bad been claimed by States and
parties for seventy years as the lawful
exercisoQf a political right by a State ;
and that it would be a irxave mistaJyi to
watchword and beacon for all coming
time. It would be to create that •im
passible barrier which always separates,
after blood is so shod, the children of
the same country.’
“If convicted and sentenced, none now
accused will feel, nor will the people of
tho South believe, that they have been
guilty of treason. Neither defeat nor
condemnation changes convictions. —
They will have ! ecu criminals, hut only
to have atoned with their lives for the
sin of failure in the assertion of rights
claimed, even if unreal, by many states,
and by a great political party, since the
beginning of the gavernment.”
Hon. R. B. Lindsey, in his oration at
the Tuscumbia Tuiirnaiucn', paid the fol
lowing beautiful tribute to the women of
“Sir Knights, 1 might portray for your
admiration, names of women, illu trious
in history and famous in song; but I need
not reyert to the shadowy tradition of the
past; to the annals of ancient Greece or
ancient Rome or other lands, to find mat
rons for your reverence, or heroic maidens
for your praise. In the beautiful vales of
our own South, where the broad Potomac
gleams, where the Tennessee’s majestic
waters roll—on the Mississipi’s lonely
shores, we will find the sublime and pat
riotic dignity of a Cornelia, courage as
strong and fervent, as animated, as
nerved the soul of the Maid of Orleans or
sustained the ministering tenderness of
Florence Nightingale. In future years
history will adorn its brightest pages.
Poesy will enrich its treasures and its
symphonies, in celebrating the heroism
exhibited by the daughters of the South
during the eventful struggle ot t e “Lost
Cause.” The pati lice in suffering, their
noble endurance in the midst of danger
and privations, t. eir unmurmuring Bull
mission to penury for the land they loved,
will awaken in the soul of posterity many
a glowing sympathetic emotion, for in
the records of Southern women, future
generations will look in vain for recre
ancy or desertion in the dark hours of
their country’s perilous disaster.
The Soctii. —That part of the country
known as “the South,” is as large as
Great Britain, France, Austria, Prussia
and Spain together, embracing eight
hundred and fifty thousand square miles,
with staple productions which none of
these countries can grow, and with a
most genial soil and productive climate.
Is not such a territory worth developing
with all the arts of peace? What would
ihe revenues of the General Government,
and the manufactures and commerce of
the North be without it? Is there any
Government in Europe, no matter bow
despotic, that would not try to make the
most of such a- region, and build up its
labor and prosperity? Yet, we see men
in the North, like Wendell Phillips, who
think it is more important to propagate
“Massachusetts ideas” in the South than
any other crop, and consider negro suff
rage more important to America than
cotton, commerce and manufactures.