must our Church be still, I do sa
unknown, but raiskuowu by so many
souls ? Would to God that she were
only unknown. Anew Apostle would go
and invoke, on these shores, the God
whom St. Paul invoked beiorc the Arco"
pagus, ignoto Deo, the Church which
they love in its idea, without knowing it
in its reality, and free from prejudices,
serious America would welcome him
better than giddy Athens.’ ’ In the third
part the eloquent preacher points out in
what the convert’s apostolate consists.
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Augusta, October 12, 1868.
Demr Sir :—While I have been pleased
with the spirit of all your editorials, I was
especially gratified at the bold tone of your
recent remarks to certain fault-finders. I
was not brought up in the bosom of the
Catholic Church; but rather, educated in
violent prejudice against everything that
partook of Popery; still, I hope lam
liberal-minded enough to concede to Rome
what all Protestants contend for and exer
cise—the right to defend her own Religion.
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glad to find all so, as I may upon continued
research. lam one subscriber who feels
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tions, both in Religion and Politics, with
out fear or favor. U. A. P.
Deer Lodge, M. TANARUS., Sept. 28, IS6B.
Editors of Banner of the South:
I see so many false statements in regard
to the battles of war, that, ordina
rily, I deem it useless to try to contradict
or correct them. But, when I read such
false statements , either in your paper or
“ The Land we Love," l think they ought to
be corrected; for, so far as I know, when
the public read anything in either publica
tion, it is taken for granted it is true. In
your issue of May 23d, entitled, “Reminis
cences of the Battle of Spottsyl vania, May
12th, 1804. Jlarris’ Brigade of Mississip
pians. and Mahone’s Virginians get the
credit of retaking the works, and holding
them. Now, the truth is, General Ram
seur’s North Carolina Brigade retook the
works, and held its position until night,.
Neither was this Brigade led by Gen. Lee,
but by Ramseur himself. Neither were
North Carolina troops ever led iubattloby
Gen. Lee. They never needed any such
stimulus or persuasion. They did their
duty, and their whole duty, on every battle
Held wherever they received the necessary
For the truth of the above statement, I
refer you to Gen. R.E. Lee.
Respectfully, R. C. D.
LETTERS FROIvf mjR OWN CORRES
You have doubtless heard that “the
best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men,
aft gang a-gley.” It sometimes hap
pens so with women’s plans, also. I ex
pected to see you long before this time,
and yet, here I am, writing from the
same place where I wrote my first letter.
Circumstances compelled me to defer my
trip, and, instead of being in the whirl
and excitemeut of crowded cities, I am
here in my lonely country place, and I
can lift my eyes from my paper, and,
looking out the window, let them rest on
the grave of the stranger, whose sad
fate made me feel so mournful when I
wrote my first letter.
The sun is shinmg brightly, and the
air steals sweetly over the flowers, bear
ing with it the song of birds. All is
sweet peace, calm and quiet; all but
mankind ; for even as I sit here so quiet
ly, my heart is possessed witli a feverish
unrest, that makes my quiet employ
ment irksome. I have been very much
amused by questions asked me, concern
ing the letter written from the A. & G.
R. R., by persons who had no idea they
were speaking to the writer of it. Per
sons about here are anxious to know who
wrote it ; but, as no man or woman “is a
prophet in their own countrydo you
keep my seeret.
I have missed a rare treat by leaving
Savannah, just at this time. To-night
eliere is to be a Concert given at the
Theatre, for the benefit of the “Metro
politan Fire Engine.” Miss Golden, and
others, have volunteered their services.
Os the others, I cannot speak, but I have
heard Miss Golden, and trulycanlsay
that none can listen to the “silvery notes
dropping from the lips of the fair maid
en,” without a thrill of pleasure. I sin
cerely hope that the Concert may
be a grand success.
You beard' only a short time ago, of
the death of the editor of tho Republican,
Mr. Hays. Only a short time ago, and
yet the paper is already sold, and another
has taken his place. To the great de
light of the people of Savannah that
other is Mr. J. R. Sneed, the “spunky”
editor of the Republican during the war.
Have you ever seen him, Mr. Banner ?
If you have, you can well believe I
would scarcely dare to look into his bold
blue eyes and apply such a slang word as
“spunky” to him. But, it is said; every
body knows what it means; he isn’t here
to see me; and I wont take it back.
Who does not remember how urgently,
time and again, he appealed to the ladies
of the South for help, not for himself, but
for the poor suffering soldiers? Who
does not remember that he was ever the
first to do what he wished others to do,
also, for them? I hope his paper will
succeed as it deserves ; I can make no
Tho “Grecien Bend” does not seem
to be thriving in Savannah. A friend
of mine has just arrived from New York.
I almost expected to see her symmetrical
figure deformed by the “Bend,” as she
likes fashion, and I told her so ; but she
indignantly declared that she would not
“disgrace herself in such a manner.” I
believe the only eases in Savannah have
been among the colored population.
Speaking of faghion—can you tell me
what “real Jimmy” means ? I heard one
lady tell another, last week, that she
looked “real Jimmy;” I had never hoard
the words used before, and looked in vain
at the dress of the lady, to see the “Jim
my.” I was under the impression, at
first, that it was something new, but as
the aforesaid lady was simply dressed in
a black walking snir that fitted admira
bly, I came to the conclusion that our old
fashioned words of neat or trim, would,
in fashionable parlance, be rendered
“Jimmy.” Hoping that none of your
family may get the “Bend” but always
look “Jimmy,” I am, as ever,
NEW YORK CORRESPONDENCE
OF THE BANNER OF THE SOUTH.
The Defeat of the Democracy — The Election
of Grant—The Radicals not in a Major
ity—How it has Outraged Nearly all
Classes of People—All these Elements
Should Combine Against it—Democratic
Gains in Congress—Some Account of the
Editorial Organixation of the Large
New York Dailies—Also of the Mechani
New York, Oct. 20, 1868.
Banner of the South :
• The defeat of the Democracy, in the
late State elections, is a lamentable event
—lamentable, at least,£in its immediate
effects, though there is a sweet fruit to
the bitter root. For eight years the
Radicals) who have just triumphed in
Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana, have
held the reins of power. In that time
they have shed oceans of blood, and piled
up mountains of debt. In the election
of Grant, they arc preparing still farther
for theft and violence; and the question
is forcing itself upon the sober second
thought of the country, whence do they
derive the power to hold such ruinous
sway? are they duly commissioned to
such atrocities by the American people ?
And the answer is evident, that they are
not. The Radical party, to-day, docs not
number, in its adherents, a majority of
the lawful voters of the United States.
More than this, even conceding them, for
the sake of argument, the Negro vote,
they are still in a minority. Lincoln only
beat McClellan, in 1864, by some 400,-
000. Add to the McClellan vote, the
Southern Democratic vote, and Grant
could not possibly be elected, by over
half a million votes. When it comes to
counting noses, the Radicals are not now,
and never have been, a majority of the
lawful voters. This is something that
may not have struck the reader’s atten
tion, but, it is indubitably so. These
accursed scoundrels, whose robes are red
with the blood of brave men murdered ;
whose hands are glistening with stolen
gold; these thieves and cut-throats, who
have, for these eight years, been the
curse of this whole country, are not now,
and never have been, a majority of the
lawful suffragans in it. Their power is
built upon technicalities, and the techni
calities must be swept away by an elec
toral system which will make every vote
tell. With such a system, gerrymander
ing, disfranchisement, and test oaths will
go glimmering to the shades of night.
And when they do go, we shall see
whether poor little Benjamin will not get
out of the pit and hold up his head in the
family, even as the Cedar of Lebanon
towers above the brush. Beyond the
enunciation of this idea, that we must
have an electoral system whereb}- every
vote shall tell, let me mention another
subject it may be as well for Southern
statesmen to consider Vinegar, and not
oil, is the menstruum of the Radical par
ty. It is, emphatically, the party of pro
scription. Its life and soul are bound up
in the one word, intolerance. It has
trodden, in turn, upon the corns of al
most every great class of the voting
population, save the straight-out, money
grabbing Puritan, and the idea is to recall
the memories of these wrongs to those
who have suffered by them, and, in their
vengeful recollection, to combine these
elements in one great party, whose end
and aim it shall be to hew down the com
mon enemy and persecutor of all. Radi
calism has outraged the German element
by sumptuary laws, which cut off the
countrymen of Schiller and Goethe from
their innocent Sunday recreations; for
wherever it has power, it forbids them,
by law, to have even so much as a mug
of bier, or glass of cool Rhine wine, “on
the Sabbath day.” It has outraged the
warm-hearted Irish, by representing them
as not as good as the Nigger, and belittles
them in every way. Only two days since
I saw a political placard upon a street
fence, which represented a gorilla climb,
ihg a limb on one side, and on the other
a most insulting caricature of an Irish
man who was pictured as bearing a close
resemblance in form and feature to the
ape ! Radicalism insults and assails the
Catholic religion on all occasions, and
pronounces the Faith professed by two
out of every three men, women, and chil
dren, in Christendom, a species of Pagan
ism. It, likewise, “insults every Metho
dist in the South by the persistent efforts
of some of its leaders to appropriate to
their own uses the Church buildings in
the South, built with the money of South
ern Methodists, and worshipped in by
them year after year. It insults Morality
itself, for, wherever it extends its poison
ous sway, marriage loses its sanctity, di
vorce becomes common, and the awful
crime of murdering unborn infants is of
freqMent occurrence. Wherever you
find a free lover, a communist, aFourier
ite, an infidel, any practitioner, in one
word, of any of the wild brood of isms,
there you find a Radical. More than
this, it is useless to tell how Radicalism
is sucking* the life-blood of industry, how
it is taxing the country more than the
country produces, how it is monopolizing
the public lands to which the poor man
could once fly as a refuge, and how it
tortures the South, is too fearfully familiar
to repeat. Now, let us combine all these
elements of antagonism ; let us make a
great party out of the wronged and in
sulted; let us have an electoral system
where each vote in this party will tell,
and we will teach these fellows that, though
vengeance be long delayed, it always
comes at last. This plan can be carried
out. It is not a mere theory, but a prac
tical purpose. The germs are already
in agitation here, and I may say to you,
that, just so soon as the election is over,
some heavy batteries wid open in its sup
As to the late elections, I may say that
the Democrats have made a gain of four
fifths in Congressmen. From the States
voting, there were ten Democrats in the
last Congress; in the next there will be
eighteen. The present two-thirds Radi
cal vote cannot be maintained, and, with
out this, there will be no more turning
out of Democratic members and putting
in of Radicals.
To turn from politics, it may be of
interest to give some account of the
editorial organization of the large daily
papers in this city. First, is the editor
in-chief, who dictates the policy of the
paper; next, the “managing editor,” as he
is called, who directs how articles are to
be written, what news is to appear, and
how it is to appear, and has general
supervision of the paper, subject to the
editor-in-chief; then, comes the “leader
writer,” who prepares the first and most
important editorial; then, come the
political editors, one taking the politics of
the State of New York as his speciality,
another those of the North generally, and,
another, of tlie South—though, there is
no restriction should either choose to
write out of his speciality, Then, there
is a financial editor, who is deep in the
secrets of the money market, keeps an
eye on gold, and prepares the bond and
stock quotations, and the general mone
tary intelligence which appears. The
“personal” editor writes of what is doing
in the world by distinguished, or notori
ous, people. The “foreign editor” se
lects interesting intelligence from the
foreign papers, and sees to the telegrams
which come by the cable. The “nevs
editors” read the “exchanges,” or paper.-
which are published throughout the coun
try, and are sent to other papers, receiv
ing them in exchange—whence the name.
Whatever is interesting—speeches, no
tices of political meetings, nomination
horrid murders, love scrapes, Ac., Ac.—
are culled from these exchanges, anti
made ready for republieation. Then,
comes the “local editor,” a most import
ant functionary. •Under him, and subjec*
to his direction, are a host of reporter
who attend the law courts, who make
notes of real estate sales, who go to
horse-races, and prize-fights, and prayer
meetings, and, in a word, all sorts of
public scenes and places. The “dramatic
critic” attends all places of amusement,
operas, theatres, the circus, and soon an 1
so on, and gives his views upon them
The “man who does the markets” is, also,
a personage. Dry goods, provisions
course of trade, and such matters, come
under his cognizance. The “cattle mar
kets” have, also, their, special writer, and
so with agriculture. Then, there is the
editor who prepares the weekly and
semi-weekly editions that all tho great
papers have. And, then, besides thi
host, or# a number of outsiders, who.
on special occasions, furnish assistance,
or, occasionally, write editorials; as, it
may be here mentioned, all the regular
editors also do, on any striking topie m