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Albert Lea Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - January 20, 1876, Albert Lea, MinnesotaTHE FREEBORN PUULISHItU EV KR I THURSDAY. firiiM, Per lfaf) In Att? Al f Ch $'2 00 KATES OF AOVEKTISISO. I    W 1.00 I. TSI 2.50) 3/2 5j 4. 4 SO o.&o 4 w 3 rn 1.50 2.50; 3.50 4.50 5.50 5/25 2 50I 4 50 3.501 0.00: 5.001 7.001 o rn I I y 6.<50,10.00 8.50113.00 0.00:10.50 5.50:I0.00ii6.00 ‘20 OO 0.1 5 12.00 18.00 25.00 7.OO1,1 4.00 22.00180.00 8 50 1*2-00122.00!30.00;50.OO 10.00! 13.00s 13.00 50.00 50 OOJHl.OO dbntisthy, Kenidcnt Dentist, Austin VOLUME 16. ALBERT LEA, MINNES^A, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, ISM. NUMBER 3 Rankers. FREEBORN MINTY HANK, J, K.*t»e« U* D- **•* ALBERT lea, -Will ha at Wedge & 187«. _    _    Branch    Office, Spicer’s, in March, C. W*df®, W. Ballard. REFERENCE: YI ph. P. T. Scotland. >lrd. Wiu. Booth. fci DENTISTRY A. ll. STREET, M. D., ALL WORK WARRANTED to give com pletc satisfaction. TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN! Ofr.ee, at his Drugstore, near the Post OKea, Albert Lea, Minnesota. _ OR. DE NI. CRANDALL, D 33 IST TIS T. way Otfioe over A. E. Johnson’s store, Broad Albert Lea    _ Physicians. M, m7 DODGE, NI. D., MJI X C® at Wood’s Draft store. Residence over Post albert lea, - - - - - MlNN JI) c; lloYt lnntl? M, I> ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN AHD SURGEON TAIN LAKE CITY, MINN., Will treat all diseases to which mankind is rtahjoct, to the best of his ability. Kswlund ha- made a specialty ot diseasesot Women and Children, and chronic diseases M long standing. By Ion? experience aud wrict attention to his profession all curable disen Tin*.. II. A ll MST HON! J* Bunker. ALBERT LEA, MINN. nunnery H. I). BROWN’S BAI OF ALBIRT LIA. [SUCCESSOR TO F. HAL!.] Established -    -    -    1807. FOR TUE NEXT GO DAYS I WILL SELL Trimmed Hats at coal Aand other Millinery Goods cheaper than anywhere else iu town. MRS. RICHARDS. Shop on Broadway, south of Bn. ,n 8 Bank. ALBERT LEA, -    - MINNESOTA. A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED. Buys Gold and Silver. Buys United States Bonds. Buys Gold Drafts. Buys Mutilated Currency. Sells Domestic Exchange. Sells Eehange on all the Principal Cities of Europe. T.oans Money, DISCOUNTS NOTES, 11 af MRS. JOHN STAGE, recently returned from her trip East with one of the GENERAL AMNESTY. SPEECH OF J. G. BLAINE. Jeff. Davis Committed the Unpardonable Sin. Negotiates County. Township, l)ist riot P,onds. he if confitent of treat int? an curare    wit    h Obstetrical cases treated with Consult ionat free, lo nacres*. cere aud succes INTEREST ALLOWED ON POSITS. and Schoo TIME DE COITO Cti ons receive energetic and prompt Remittances made daily. attention Jf,airycrs <V Jjttnd •ideals. A VV. WHITE, CLERK OF THE DISTRICT CHIRT, I WST ICE OF TH ERE ACE. GENERAL COLLE* UNO AGENT, it’., ‘Uh, &( Particular attention paid to Home (’ollec-office at the Court Home. MIW albert lea, -    -    -    -    „ ;. o. wku<:k.    i>:    «■    *•iiiuiwi- WEDGE Si HIBBS, rOUNKAS lit UAA5 d^e's Biock, Corner MINN. Charges ore in accordance with the ens tom ut Na*tonal Banks- in thisState. H. D. BROWN. Banker. A Room No. I. 'de . i i.ilk and Broadway ALBERT LEA, -    -    - i#Bs.V.Lovm.    J*wsH.Pi»u LOVELY & PARtvERi attorni:ys Vt uviv. Upstairs 1st door. .    _    ..    -    MIN REFERCENCES. First National Bank Austin, Minn. Fit,-t National Bank, St. Paul. Fo»trill National Bank, New 5 ork Fourth National Bank, Chicago. - — 1 1 "**“ Cloots ttinl .shoes. 3W 33 W Boot & Shoe Shop. o. F. Nelson Largest and Best SELECTED STOCK OF MILLINERY GOODS EVER BROUGHT INTO THIS MARKET. THESE HAVE BEEN PURCHASED ESPECIALLY To MEET TUE WANTS OF FALL k WINTER TRADE Which will be sold unusually low. HIGHEST PRU E PAID FOR HTJMAJT HAIR. J    livery stables. LIVERY ^ IS TABIjE, OF WILSON A OSTROM First-class Rig*- of all kinds, with or without drivers. C/xll at tile The Horror or Rebel Prison Pens, an Outrage upon the Laws of ClTllixed Warfare. The National House of Representatives having under consideration Mr. Randali’s bill proposing a general amnesty to all rebels, Mr. Blaine offered an amendment that Jeff Davis be excluded, and that to others amnesty be granted only on their personal petition, after having taken an oath of ailigiance. can, passed this general law, u that all >o!ideal disability imposed under the third section of the fourteenth amendment of the constitution are hereby removed /rom all persons whomsoever, except senators and representatives in the 36th and 37 congress, officers of the ju dicial, military, and naval service of the United States, heads of departments and of foreign ministers of the United States.” Since that act passed, a very considerable number of gentlemen included in it have specially, by name, been relieved from disability. But I believe in no one single instance since May 27. 1872, have disabilities been taken from any man unless on his respectful petition to congress that they should be removed, and I believe that in no one instance, except one such, a petition was refused. I believe that in no instance except one has there been any difficulty by a unanimous vote even to pass such bills. TUE NUMBER STILL UNDER DISABILITIES. Now I find an equally erroneous varying of judgment in reference to the uutuber still under disabilities in the south. I have had occasion by conferences with the departments of navy and the war, and by reference to some other records, to be able to state to the house with more accuracy than has been already stated just the number of gentlemen who are still under disabilities Those who were officers of the United States army, educated at the expense of the government at West Point, who joined the rebellion, and are still under disabilities are estimated at the war de-! partment at 325. The number of such persons in the navy are 295, and those j coming under the other heads, members of the 36th and 37th congresses judges. tatioD in Ibe hall and sjalbrics, and » I barbarous conduct In unfounded all*! remark by Mr Robbins,of North Caro-1 gallons thai it was retaliation Jot like lina, unheard bv Mr. Blmie, that it wa^j conduct on our part.'’ Now Mf'Jer. .rn,.    Thank    God/take lo »av that there i> not a confeder- an infamous fhscfet } I hank Mr. Speaker, ffort vfhen this congress was under different control I rom tha* under which it is to day, with a committee composed of men of both par ties, that talc of horror was placed where it could not be denied or gainsaid. I hold in my band the. story written out by a committee of this congress, and by its authority I state that Winder, who is now dead, was sent to Andersonville with full knowledge of his previous atrocities, and that those atrocities in Richmond were so bitter and so bad that the confederate papers, The Richmond Examiner, for one, said when it was done that they ‘’thanked God that Richmond was rid of Ins presence” We in the north KNEW FROM RF.TUKN1XG SKELETONS take to fray that there if ate soldier now living who has any prisoner in *he and and* credit aff a man in his commu who ever Was a of the uniofi' fofeet, WHO WILL SAY TlMT HF. EttR WAS CRUELLY TREATED, that he ever was dc ratious which the un the saute food. Mr. Cook (of Ge«»rg of them. Mr. Blaine—Well, I take issue on that, awd say that not one can truthfully state it. A« for matures of re Inflation, though gt rifle treatment of our friends in prison I by Mr. Davis, tile senate of the United States specially relum'd to pass a reso- , ...    t .    :    i    .    r    „    .      i    here •*» I * lution of retaliation as contrary to mod- J .    ... ■„ Aw mi Perilous From the San J*w*e (Cat*, — ~ - «*sn Uisi evening a robust - -un manly looking stranger arrt?^!* New York Exchange. His file been an eventful one, including ntufcj passages lit arms with border ruffians* his business for many years being I hart «»f $ thief taker. Previous to cud ring thJ^Tehange, he took a couple of j^iok« goon alter seating hudfrll mar thi* «•.!« he dropped off into a troubled sleep One by one the guests retired, and yet he sluutbsvcd It being near midnight, the tratchmun of the hotel concluded to ^awaken the .-Leper MMI show him up to his room. Ile ti<d*^o the strangers sidc-graspod him by the shoulders, and announced that ti was time to go to bed in a moment the slumberer awoke and Pounded upon him, with the eiciabuw tion : ”1 will rtln this ranch !’ Fortunately Officer Ferringtnn entered al *    I i.l    I    Hill    ll I sr IM H Cl I I I I ill ani " * .-privet! of the same .    ?    ,    .    .    ;    -    * k    , «•    I j I that instant, and joined in    the struggler lion soldiers bad or ,    *    ,    rorrifir* I which for some minutes was terr .ne. Thousands ■ The? ^ K1’***1 diffieuHy.in preventing I the stranger from securing a pi*#*# which was in his belt. Ferrington finally. got4k% opportunity to sound biff whistle, bringing Officer Pritehard to by" Thi» ter Ilhe sc*ne- Atom this time » climbs +    Mina    Atfov p>« what he had accomplUhcd at Belle Ute em cmlitttiot. aud to .kefirs, precept* or l.ihby. Fresh Irom these .econ.-1«* tfrff itaitity. * bere WMino ret al ta- bby pi-. against confederacy horror at Anderson Ville. Of course, it would be utterly beyond the scape of cadie over the stranger, and looking up, he exclaimed, as if ponied:    ‘’Ii* ii sible* rni I am drunk or dreaming f V* Then. seeming to take it all in at a glance, he asked if those around him were officers. Being answered in the affirmative, he acc* bi* place in Washington, or what took place in Richmond of the occasion, aud beyond the limit* of : ll»( kind.*“ k“';',n on eitb«r 9ide of Upon this amendment Mr. Blaine pro- heads of department* aud foreign ministers, I am not able to give, exactly, but the whole number of persons now under disabilities in the south is about 750. I very frankly say that in regard to all these I know of no reason why should not be granted unto them, as it has to many of the same ceeded to state his reasons. SPEECH. If I can induce the house to recon sider the vote whereby the bill was re jected, it is my intention to offer my4    ^ amendment. Every time the question of amnesty has been brought before the house by a gentleman of the other side fur the last two congresses, it has been done with a certain flourish of magna- my hour, to give any details, but one, in arraigning Mr. Davis. I undertake here to say that I do not ask the gentlemen to Uke the testimony of a single witness ; I do not ask them to take the testimony of a single union soldier ; I only ask them to take the testimony of men who themselves were engaged and enlisted in the confederate cause, and if that teatimony docs not entirely carry out and justify this declaration, which I will take the liberty to read, I will state that I have been entirely in error in my reading the line within a day or two thereafter. that, at life time he was clapped on the shoulder by the watchman of the lto*rl, he was in the midst of a terrible nightmare, in whii h he fancied himself fur- Nu* this is UU . prop--Mo* lo punish , ^    ^    ut%eM in , Kansas bsf Mr Davis. I here la no one attempt-i _  _,      ...i, ing to do that. I very frankly say that I always thought that tb^indict-rnent of .Mr. Davis at Richmond under the administration of Mr Johnson was a weak step, tor he was indicted only for that which bewasguilty in common with every other gentlemen who went into the confederate movement, and therefore there was no particular rea sou for singling him out for indictment But I will irtKtertftke to say this and room j that he was not really awako until after the second policeman arrived. Ail hands were satisfk-d with the truth of the stofy, and conpratnlattd ib«<* selves that the consequents *?*e no more s^fwfffs. civilized government on the face of the globe, very certainly government, which w rested Mr. Divis. and in her power would iii not an European Mild not have ar when it had him it have tried him “BROADWAYS ll 77 EAST SIDE OF BROADWAY. Near the Court Hou-o. Albert Lea, Minn 4Sif ainee the 27th of May.1872.has become a sort of common law. as a preliminary to amnesty, I simply wish to put into the law that the peison shall go before a IL S. court, and in open court, WITH UPLIFTED HANDE, swear that they mean to conduct themselves as good citizens of the United States. That is ail. Gentlemen say Having purchase*! Broadway, hat property opened * on Qthee ie Hewitt's; Block albert lea, - HEMAN BLACKMER, lawyer OI v T. I:! MINN. E. C. STACI IL A*N I> I A BAERT LEA, A. M. Ty urn. STAGY & TYRER, A»l«rni'v» ai L»w. Nolariis I'libHe, Rf* Estate and rollediug Agents. CUNNEYANG I NG tf( all kinds adeniately dane. acknowledg-t ak en oaths administered, .Sic. investigated, Lands Particular attention BuOT & SHOE STORE, —Full— CUSTOM IHDE WORK. Four or five workmen will be constantly employed, and orders tor New Good or for Repairs will ho filled, cheap aud on the shortest notice ments Tax©* paid, Title bought and sci I. paid to collection. A*rn*r Clark and Newton Sts., Albert rn „ ................ *-------~L”-* Hotels. >tf GIVE HIM A CALL. Lea BALT. HOUSE W. G. FOSTER, Proprietor. Albert Lea, - - M nn. Wototoer House This Hotel hiving recently been completely refitted and furnished, is now prc- nared to jrive AMPLE ACCGMMODATH>Nfe ta all guests and travelers. Good stabling aud attentive grooms. Commodious sample robins connected with the prentices J. TRUESDELL, AUSTIN, -    -    -    MINNESOTA DEALER IN BOOTS & CITY LIVERY ANL) SALE STABLE. NEW BUGGIES, CARRI AGES, HARNESSES. and RELIABLE HORSES. First-class Turnouts at Reasonable Prices ! Corner of Broadway her! Lea, Minn. and ( lark streets, , I I.ATYL, Proprietor. class I am not here to argue against it, since amnesty already has become so general, and I am not going back to argue the question. I am in favor of . .    ,    .    ,»    vis    .    i    divine it to them, but in the absence of Dimity, as though the republican party, *7 e f , *•    _    _v    -    i , . , , j* -    .    r    .v    i    that respectful form ot petrnn which, which had been in charge of the gov- j l,ua1, ™    e ernment for the lafrt twelve or fourteen years had been bigoted, narrow, illiberal, and as though certain worthy and deserving gentlemen in the southern states were ground down under great j tyranny and oppression.which the hard- ; heartedness of the house could not pos- , sibly be prevailed upon to remove. I desire now to place on record just what ] the republican party has done in this matter. I want to place it there a> an imperishable record of liberality and large-mindedness and magnanimity and mercy such as has not been shown IN THE world’s HISTORY DV conquerors to the conquered. The gentleman from Pennsylvania ( Randall ; and myself entered this congress in the midst of hot flames of war, when the union was rocking to its foundation.and no man knew whether we were to have a country or not. He would be surprised when be and I were officers in the 37th congress if he could have foreseen that, before our service ended, he should have seen sixty-one gentlemen then in arms against the United States government admitted to equal privil- j eges with ourselves in this house, and all by the grace and magnanimity of the republican party. When the war ended, according to the universal law of war, the party in possession of the government, or the government itself, which was controlled by the party, had the Mr. Blaine then proceeded to onote .with deliberation, that there is not a ,    *    *h    ■    &    —    —    I    —    mb    .J    ^    -    rn    rn    .    bb    flfew    a,    .    *■. «b #    *b aa    # I :    4"”.. Ai .    w ft ft% j-a from the report of the committee of toe conduct of the war extracts in reference to the horrors of Andersonville, in which it was stated that ’ no pen can describe, nor painter sWetch.no imagination comprehend its fearful, its unul terable iniquity.” Ile then went on to say : I undertake to say that that is a moderate description of Andersonville, and I will read a paragraph from the testimony of Wm. J. Hamilton, it man who was never iu the north, a Catholic priest at Macon, and a democrat, and J otie^s* but I fhamond-rolBtcd. They that govern best make the leas! noise. A greet fflriof of superiority is lo bear with impertinence. Gold is the fool's curtain which hides all his defects from »he vices o^«»ciety# It is to live twice when you can enjoy the recollection of your former life. »•    .    i..    - -?___________ ■»    „    _    I    Genius    makes    its observation in tor maltreatment o! prismiersof wtr, I ,    ,    -    %    m ,    1    I    shorthand    I talent Wfitc8 them out a€ and    I    -    1 SHOT HIM WITHIN THIRTY DAt3 France, Bu-aim, England, Germany, Austria, any of them would have done it The poor victim Win deserved i his death tor brutal treatment of pris- in ;ak movement verumenl t always on ow thought it o nothin in th* w IT when you unite these three quahtit a southern priest,you will not find much testimony strained in favor of the republican party. [Loud and contin uous laughter.] Mr. Blaine then read or'*lnate tooJ- an'^ front the testimony of Father Hamil I Dan, as given on \Y»ru’s trial, in which witness related the case of a young man named Farrell, from the north ot Ire-1 is a part of our e -----------.    -    —    p«i»    lo    go at lan-e and hang Wirt. E Wirz was the L.flT •J C AA I that is a foolish exclusion. Well, yes, j land,whom he taw among theprisonera at Andersonville, suffering very much it is ; but somehow or other I am prejudiced in favor of it. I don't want to impose citizenship on gentlemen If I am correctly informed there are some gentlemen on this list who have spoken contemptuously of the idea of their taking citizenship under the United States, and have spoken with great from a wound in the right foot, which had opened like an oyster, aud which bad been simply caused by exposure to the sun in the stockade. The priest had given him a stocking to corer his foot, and when be returned to the stockade the fellowing week, he en- harshuess about their associates in the I quired for Farrell. His companton.- 11 is Stock of fine Goods rfo IV U Iii TR VDE WILL BE FOUND ALL OF WHICH WILL COM BI.ETE, be sold VERY CHEAP, In view of the depression in the Grain Market.    I    Ut Photographs. J. A. Fallex^s PHOTOGRAPH ROOMS, Union Block, East side Broadway, UBERT LEA MINN JOHN M. MARTY, aril Engineer it Surveyor Formerly County Surveyor of JL.ii Ci’Osho County, AVi*., the people that he kind of respectfully says    to of Freeborn County is prepared    to    d<»    any Surveying, laying out Town Blats, Roads, etc., KS woil HS making plans aud specifi cations for Houses, Barns, etc 4U4 OX.E tang, Maker and Repairer of Boots & Shoes. Shop on Clark street, north and opposite of Wedge & Spicer’s Drug store. FIRST-CLASS WORKMEN are employed. Or. A. Hause Having bought the old and favorite stand of A 0 Himebaugh is prepared to do all kinds of OL- ACK SMITHING —and— I IO    IOU    ITS’    IL guaranteed. Call and see. 4 5 if Repairing done to order, cheap and on short notice. Give him a call. :;7tf    Albert Lea, Minn. O. P. H \NSON.    I*    J-    PAULSON. HANSON & PAULSON, Manufacturers of Hoots db Siloes, All work warranted t«< give satisfaction aud done to order on short notice, shop near cor. of Broadway aud Williams streets, Albert Lea, Minn. •Heat Markets. Wm. TUNELL 5Ycli known and long established MEAT MARKET\ Will always be found open and well supplied with the BEST QUALITY OF MEAT. which tile country affords. BEEF. BORK. MUTTON, ‘YEA L. Fish ami Eoultry will always be found in their seasons at h’.s shop, while LA RD, TALLOW, HAMS. SAUSAGE, &€., will be kept constantly on hand. Give him a call. Four doors south of the Webber House, ALBERT LEA, -    -    -    MINN, lfftf. A H M MILLEN HAS REMOVED THE OLD PIONEER MEAT-MARKET ! right to determine WHAT SHOULD BF, THE STATUS OF THESE PEOPLE ? Did we inaugurate any measure of persecution f Did we set off on a career of bloodshed and vengeance ? Did we take property ? Did we prohibit any man all his civil rights ? Did we take from him the right which he enjoys today, to vote? Not at all j but instead of general and sweeping condemnation, the republican party placed in the 14th south who have done so. I understand Mr Robert Toombs has made a special boast at watering places in this country and Europe, that Le would not ask the United States for citizenship. Very well; we can stand that quite as well as Mr. Robert Toombs [laughter] ; and if Mr Robert Toombs is not prepared j to come into a I. bited States court aud swear that he means ta be a good citizen. let him stay out. I don't think congress ought to resolve itself into a joint convention and to embrace Robert Toobs gushingly, beg him to honor and favor us by coming back and taking the highest form of citizenship. My substitute requires that every one of told him that he had stepped acrose the dead line, and REQUESTED THE GUARDS TO SHOOT HIM. Ile added :    “This    man was not insane when he had .-een him the previous week.” Mr Blaine then continued J I do not desire to go into such horrible details from any purpose of showing bad feelings. I desire only to say that the man who administered that prison went there by the order of Mr. Davis, an i was sustained by him, and this \Ym. J. Hamilton, whose testimony I have just read, went to Gen Howell Cobb, commanding that department, and asked that the condition of the take, and are glad to take, gnat is a very small exaction to make as a preliminary to a full restoration to all the rights of citizenship. In my amendment I have EXCEPTED JEFFERSON DAVIS from its operation. Now I do not place that exception on the ground that Mr. Davis,as he is commonly called,was the amendment only this exclusion. After j ^eat^ anc* ^r0QI °j* the rebellion, because considering the whole subject it ended 011 *bat ground I do not t un®, t .e ex- these gentlemen shall show his good 1 prison should be transmitted to the cou- j faith by taking an oath which all of us That is On East side Broadway, firsi door south of THE PEOPLE'S STORE. Satisfaction Albert Lea. N. H. ELLICKSON. Carpenter and Builder Mr. E i* an Architect from Chicago, and Is thoroughly conversant with house de- Bf ray Jjines. WING *S: HOVE’S EXPRESS & DRAY LINE. Any and all jobs attended toon first call. and w irranted to give satisfaction. Leave orders on the Slate at A. E. Johnson's store, Albert Lea, Minn. If von want circulars, If you want I andbiBs, ll you want envelopes, If you want business cards, lf you want neat bill-heads, If you want tasty letter-heads, lf you want nice If you want any kill Leave el deva visit ing-ca rds, of job work, l ilt Si.vMJ.vitu (Jthee. A. H. Sqvikr.    G.    II.    Babbitt. SQUIER & BABBITT. Successors to SQI ’IKR liUOS. CITY EXPRESS & DRAY LINE. Orders may be left on the Slate #1 LINCOLN i>ROT HERS. WITH INCREASED FACILITIES FOR DOING BUSINESS* HE PROPOSES TO GIVE BETTER SATISFACTION I THAN EVER BEFORE. ygy-Canh paid for Hides, Tallow, &c., &c. THY HIM ; Hall cie Wcst, DEALERS IN Cr otic* 1*111 Altircliuiidifru*, AUSTIN, -    MINN. MANSE LIBRA KY --i-o-j----- FIFTY CENTS PER QI AUTER. in coming down to this, that no person shall be a senator or representative in congress, or elector of president or vice president, or hold any office, civil or military,under the United States or any State,who having previously taken oath as a member of congress or as an officer of the United States or aa a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judiciary or judicial officers of any state to support the constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or gave aid or comfort to the enemies therof. But congress may, by a vote of two-thirds of the members of each house, remove such disabilities Now I never have been able t> determine from any statistical examination, exactly how many men in the south that exception affected. It has bean variously estimated that at the time of its original insertion in the constitution it included somewhere from 20,000 to 30,000 persons. But as near as I can gather from the facts in the case, it included about 18,000 men in the south, and let go free every man of the hundreds of thousands, or millions, if you please, who had been engaged in an at tempt to destroy the government, and only held those under disability who,in addition to general revolt, had violated a special and peculiar and personal oath to support the constitution of the United States. That disability was hardly fixed in the south until we be gan,in this hall and iii the senate chamber, when we had more than two-thirds of the representatives in both branches, to remove it, and the very first bill took the disability off 1,578 citizens of the south. The next bill took it from 3,526 gentlemen by wholesale, many of whom on this floor have come here from the grace and amnesty of those bills, after these bills specifying individuals had passel through, several bills, which I will not further refer, were passed, and in 1872, the congress of the United S;ates. by a vote of two thirds of both branches, still being two thirds rcpubli- ception would be tenable. Mr. Davis was just as guilty, no more so, no less so, then thousands of others who will get the benefits of grace aud amnesty. Probably he was far less efficient as any enemy of the United States; probably he was more useful as a disturber of the councils of the confederacy. It is not because of any particular or special ! damagemcnt he above others did to the j United States, or because he is particularly of any special consequence that I excepted him, but I except him on this around :    that    he    is the author, know ingly, deliberately, guiltily, wilfully, of the iri«rantic murders and crimes at Au- * D J? dersonville. A member—And Libby. Mr. Blaine eontiuued :    Libby pales insignificance as compared to Andersonville. I place it on that ground, and I believe that so rapidly does ore event follow on the heels of the other in the rapid age in which we live, that few, even those of us who were contemporaneously cognizant of what was transpiring there, still less of those of us who have «*rown up there since, have failed to realize the gigantic crime which was there committed. Since the gentleman from Pennsylvania introduced this bill I have taken occasion to read some of the HISTORICAL CRUELTIES OFTIIE WORLD I have read over the details of those atrocious massacres under the Duke o Alva, in the low countries, which are mentioned with a thrill of horror throughout christendom. I have read the details of St. Bartholomew, which stand out as one of atrocities beyond imagination. I have read anew the horrors stated and imagined of the Spanish inquisition, and I here before God, measuring my words, knowing their full extent aud import, declare that neither the Duke Alva,in the low countries,nor either the massacre of St. Bartholomew nor the thumbscrews and dungeons and atrocities of the Spanish inquisition,began to compare in atrocity with the hideous crime of Andersonville. [Seu- iedcrate government at Ricnmoiid. In tact there are a great many instances and proofs to Bhow that Mr Davis wa® in entire possession of the facts in rela- , tion to Andersonville. A HORRIBLE RIDER When Gen. Shermau s invasion, or some other invasion of that portion of • country was under way, and when there was a danger or a suppused danger thai • he might come to that neighborhood, the regular military order No 13, dated , “Headquarters confederate state® military prison,” and “Andersonville, J uiy 21st, 1864,’’ aud signed by Brig. Guu. Winder, was issued in these v, *da : “The officer on duty and iu charge j of the battery of Florida a on receiving notice that the enemy ha® approached within seven miles ot this fire on the stockade with but a mere sub th Tefore there was no philosophy in selecting him for punishment. Still I do not say that he did not leserve death ; he did richly, fully deserve it, and he deserved no mercy ; but at the sa mc time his execution put me in mind of skipping the president, superintendent and board of directors of a railroad company in case of a great railway accident, and harmr-n*2 the brakeman on the rear ear. [laughter] There is no propositioa here to pnnteh Mr. Davis. Nobody is asking to do it this time, for such a thing baa g"f»e by the statute of lim* j italian, and the common feeling of hu j inanity would intervene for his benefit, but what you a«k u» to do is to declare \ i bv a vote ut two third® of both branches j I of congress, solemnly, that we consider Mr. Davis worths to fill the highest office in the United States, if he can get I a constituency to trust him. He is a 1 voter; he eau buy and he can scil; he is as free as any man in the United i States. There is a long list of subordinate offices to which he is eligible, but this proposition proposes* in view -of the record which I hare read, to de- t clare by a two thirds vote of the senate j | and a two-thirds vote of the house that | Mr. Davis is eligible and worthy of! fiHin*: the office up to the president of the United States. For one, on full deliberation, I WILL NUT DO IT. It has frequently been said in mitigation of Mr. Davis in the amnesty matter, that the men who died in such large numbers—the victims give the number of 15,000—fell victims to an epidemic, and died of diseases thai could not bu av tided. Now, the record .-hows I hat out of £35,000 men, about 33 per cent died ; that is, one in three : Of the soldiers who were encamped I witliiu halt a mile of the stockade, aud j length. Rich mon have conmponly more need to be taught contentment than th* I poof.    + | The humtn mind should be a globe I of humanity, moving on the poles of truth.    £ Good intentions will never justify evil actions; nor will »food actions jus* t tiff evil intentions. • * I The shortest way to arrive at gWf would be to do that for conscience which we do for glory Many lofty intellect# are like hJgh mountains, cJteied with perpetual ice! other*, of more ardent constitution, us# I their fire like volcanos, for dent#iffimn« Cowards have done good and kind I actions—cowards hare fought, nay.evm I conquered; but a coward never forgave. | It is not in his nature ; the power rf dows only from great ness of j doing it I soul. Why is your wife like* dynamite ? Because she’s apt to blow you up if harshly handled A Danbury girl apostrophised her Ain’t you t*f who guarded them, but one man in 400 died. Now as to general amnesty It is too rtillerWHI ! *ate 10 del ate whether it has, in all respects, been wise or unwise. I shall not detain the hou-e iii discussing it post, open are on me Noe«.a« HIU , jr \ h*1 e<*vict:on« on ih.t q»e^ •rape shot, without reference to the | ‘"’n; 1    kni,w    th:,t 1‘ wo"ld be til nation beyond tim line of defense.”    '    ,f anJ Fre?‘ 8®^.*° d,scu's Here were those 35,000 poor, help-! «J *""• *»«*«    ,s    *    8,n-u’ less naked, Burying, sick aud djin*    »!*«•**> <h»‘ ll‘« republican party. in possession of this government, has deliberately called back into power the leading men of the south, every one of whom turns out its bitter, relentless, 77sTnTloridYand “paroled'aud'77 | alld    ,oe*    and ,bal lfday, rT I died of free ; and yet if the Union forces were ll“-' Pul”“ia,c *? thc *»<«»■* *hc | K«S. to get within seven miles, that regular men :    This Catholic priest states he went to Gen. Cobb to represent to him that if he could not exchange thciu tncv should be taken before the L Lion order of Mr. Davis’ officer was to open a batteey of grape-shot on those poor wretches, without the slightest possible regard to what was going on outside ! Now, I do not anaign the southern people for this. God forbid that I should charge any people with sytnpa timing with such au order. There wore many evidences of great uneasiness among the southern people, about it, and one of the great crim s of Davis was that he concealed it from the southern people. We have obtained a complete series of Mr. Davss’ messages, j with the official imprint, at Richmond, and they are now in the congressional library. I have looked over them, aud i I find in his messige of Dec. Tin 1864, very men who have received amnesty i are as busy as they know how to be in ! consolidating into one compact political I organization the old slave states just as j before the war, and we see the banner ; blazoned again with the inscription that with a united south and a few votes from the north, this country can be •jTOverned. I want thc people to under 1 stand that this is the animus and intent. I I do not think offering amnesty to thc I 700 men who are now without it will ! cither hasten or retard it. I hear it is | said that we are going to elevate Mr. Davis into tctj great consequence by refusing amnesty to him ; that is uot for me to consider I only sec before iii# in the man whose name is presented lhe mail who, by a wink of his eye, by a wave of his hand, a nod of his head, at thc very time when those horrors were at their acme, at their extremest COULD HAVE RTO FT ED THE ATftoc nils verge of desperation, he says :    “The solicitude of the government for the release of onr captured fellow -cit izeus has known no "abatement, but bason the contrary been still more deeply affected by the additional suffering to which they have been wantonly sub AT ANDERSONVILLE. Some of »is had kinsmen there } most of us had friends there J all of us had countrymen there, and in the name of those kinsmen and friends and countrymen, I here protest, and shall protest with my vote. against ever calling back jected by the deprivation of adequate i ,infj crowning with the honors of full food and clothing and Iud, which they \nioric;in citizenship the man who or have not been permitted to purehfta# I gani*.,] that murder. [Loud applause I rom bUttlers ; and then he adds that j (he republican aide of thc house and “the enemy attempt to excuse thor ju l|,t! gallflies I d 41 as follows, Monday gone to sleep yet ? O, you lazy girl Trying to do business without advcr* rising is like winking at a pretty girl ITI the dirk ; yon may know what you aru doing, but nobody else doe# A Williamsburg man. the father of seventeen children, found a backet at hi® basement door thc triller morning, containing a golden huffed chernb about two weeks old. A tag amended to the handle of the basket bAre this legend: “You appear to be fond of children. I ain’t. Please swept thn one.” “Topsy’s and Mrs WocFdhulfs showbills got mixed on Lockport Walls. This was the combination : ♦*Oh, Golly ! Tse ?• wicked/* Victoria C. Wouxihnll, Quern of the Rostrum. The other day a would be fashionable lady called at a neighbor’# at what * she thought would be supper time. “Come in/’ said the neighbor; “Weare hating a tableau ” “I’m so glad,”said the visiter : f I thought I smell them, and I lik** them better than airthing for supper ”    * “Com*, wife,” said H ill. “I pr^r you devote Jim half a minute to mentl this coat, Which a nail has .’lomced to rend.” ‘•Tis ten o’clock/' aah! hi-* drowsy mats. “I know,” said Will, “it is rather late, Bul it’s no*cr too late to mmd.Tf The fastest runner on record—The I man who can beat time, with his feet, j A Chicago clergyman says lie never feels so familiar with Satan as when I riding over a eobbb-stone pavement. A Duluth mastiff lately chewed np a lightning roil man, but shortly after wind on the stomach. enc—“Come sit down on thd shelly shore, and h* ar thc mighty ocean roar.’’ Amelia—“I can’t sit down, you silly goose, because I’d burst my pinback loose.” It is evident that spelling mat* h#4 will not be popular this wintt*r. Th. W spelled a spell and will now re#i rn spell. The man who works night and day in order to leave a handsome inheritance to his children, is a foolish man. Why is the letter “O” the mn#l charitable letter ? Because it is found oftener than any other in “doing ar# WW A wearied young ladj hastened the departure of a tedious caller by remaking. as she looked out of the window, “I think we are going to haTe a I beautiful sunrise.” I What hurts a fashionable man moat | is to be obliged by the accumulation | of tailor'btlls to quit a community where he ha* just achieved the glory of ! having invented a new dance. The father of eleven unmarried girl* who hadn t had a male visitor in three months, was so deeply moved one tiny last week by the spwefscle of a y^ung man’s coming up the front steps that he could window ; do muling but lean out th#
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