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What Matters It?
What matters it, my curious friend, where
Our heavenly harbor and our land of
Whether it be beyond the azure skies
Or in some lower world, God kuoweth
It offers safety from our cares, and so
What matters whether it be high or low,
It offers rest; what more should mortals
Rest from the weariness of burdened days,
Of bitter longings and of evil hours?.
Of duties leading us through darkened
And Into efforts far beyond our powers,
Of dark temptations into secret sin,
Of constant labor, earth's poor guards to
Of spirits deafened by the strife ond din.
It matters nothing as to when or where
We find the haven and the welcome
Let curious doubt give place to trusting
And no weak soul through speculation
We seek for scaled up secrets, hidden
Enough for us if on eternal wings
We reach the country of those better
Vex not thy spirit, O, aspiring man !
But live thy days as earnest workers
Nor try to pierce through God's myster
Which obligates thee to a life of trust.
Some day, somewhere, while countless
The hungry heart can comprehend the
The veil be parted for thy thankful soul.
Mr. Davis' Reminiseenses.
HE WAS IN THE SENATE WITH WEBSTER,
CLAY AND CALHOUN, HIS ESTIMATE
OF LEE, JACKSON AND JOHNSON.
"I had peculiarly intimate relations
with Clay, Calhoun and Webster. I
went to school in Lexingtou, Ky., MLhim the same reply that I gs
Clay's town. His favorite son, whof:i' Taylor.
was named Henry, was killed while
with me in Mexico, and he. always as
sociated me with that boy. Mr. Cal
houn gave nie my first warrant to
West Point, and, by a sigular coinci
dence, when I went to the Senate my
seat vfas by his side, and he always
seemed, to take a fatherly supervision
over me. While in the House had
been upon a committee charged ' vith
investigating the State Department
under Mr. Webster's administration.
He-had been charged with misappro
priating some of the Secret Service
funds but the investigation showed
that he had simply used it to prevent
the introduction of the Ash burton
Treaty into the politics of the State of
Maine. 1 drew and championed the
report which exonerated him. Mr.
Webster never forgot that act. He
was the most grateful man for any act
of kindness or interest in him that I
ever saw. He was a irrcat oiator. bur,
not in the sense in which Mr. Clay
was. Mr. Clay possessed the grace of
oratorv to a greater extent than any
man that ever lived in this country.
His gestures, his manners and his
speech were perfect. Mr. Calhoun had
none of the graces ot oratory, but did
have a perfect contempt for them, and
his pronunciation was wretched. But
no orator of the present day could in
fluence the people or have the position
that these men had in those days. The
newspapers have taken the place of
the speaker, and a greater engine than
the newspapers has superseded the
orator that is, the telegraph. People
want news and information, and want
it in paragraphs. They will hardly
stand much more than a paragraph of
editorial, and rebel at anything like an
Speaking of the men and measures
just before the war, he said:
"Mr. Buchanan was an able man, but
a very timid one. If he had had the
nerve to deal with the situation as its
gravity demanded, I doubt exceedingly
whether any other State South would
have followed South Carolina into se
cession. Had he withdrawn the troops
from Sumter, it would have been such
a conspicuous act of conciliation that
the other States would not, I believe,
have called conventions to consider the
question of secession, or if they had
the ordinances would not have been
passed. I was not one of those who
believed that there could ever be a
peaceful separation of the States, but
could not convince our people of it.
I had years before become convinced
by my association with public men, and
especially with Mr. Webster, that the
North would never consent to it. I
knew that secession meant war, and
'therefore did my utmost to prevent it.
When the war came however, it had to
be met with spirit. The chance for a
peaceful separation of the States was
lost years before the war. It could
have succeeded when the North wanted
to go, and again when Texas was au
nexed, but not after."
Speaking of his Generals, he said:
Albert Sidney Johnston was the
most perfect man I ever knew. He
divided his life between military and
civil pursuits, and showed wonderful
capacity in both. He had such a grand
character, such perfect self poise, such
an analytical mind, such ready concep-
tion of men, marvellous quickness of
perceptions and ability to deal with
events. I never before saw a single
individual having so many sterling
qualities, i had Known him intimate
ly many years. Gen. Lee and myself
were canets at West Point together,
but Albert "Sidney Johnston and I
had been much together in active life,
in the held, in bivouac, and in private
intercourse. Early in our association
I was struck with his marvelous quick
ness of perception and perfect com
mand of himself.
AT THE SURRENDER OF MONTEREY.
"We were together in Mexico one
morning when both thought we lives
not worth a fig. I was the officer se
lected to arrange the terms for the stir
render of Monterey, and had spent sev
eral hours with Gene:, I Vmpudia, the
Mexican Commanding General, ar
ranging the terms. It was getting
quite late and there was sdspicious de
lay in signing the papers. I said to
General Ampudia, 41a ve the articles
signed and I will call for them in the
morning.1 I arose early the next day,
had my horse saddled, took a cop of
coffee and started for the headquarters
of the Mexican General, in the eitv of
Monterey. As I passed the headquar
ters. of General Taylor, who always got
up with the chickens, he stuck his head
out of the tent to see who was passing,
and seeing me, said:
" 'Hallo, D avis! Where are you go
ing?' kilI am going to General Ampudia
to receive the terms of surrender, which
he was to have signed and ready for
me this morning.1
" 'Not by yourself.'
" l0ne man is as good as twenty. If
they mean foul play, they would de
stroy twenty as well as one, and if
there is danger nothing but an army
" 'Get down and have a cup of cof
fee, and wait a few moments.
"I alighted and went in, and while
we were talking, Colonel Albert Sid
ney Johnston, who was then acting
Inspector General, came alone. He
asked me where I was going, and I gave
" 'Let me go with you.
" 'Certainly: I shall be glad to have
'After our coffee, Johnston and I
started. When we reached the streets
we found them stockaded, and only
room for one horse to pasn between the !
stocfotGe and twe btnidmgtfc, Artillery
was guarding the entrance and the
men stood at their guns with pori-fires
open. The tops of the houses, which
were flat, were also covered with in
fantrymen standing at their guns.
The whole scene had an ominous look,
and as we approached, Johnston called
my attention to it, and said:
" 'Have you a white handkerchief?
If so, you had better show it.'
"I pulled one out and rode up to the
stockade, and, summoning the officer
in command, said:
" 'I am here by appointment to meet
with Ampudia. Please notify him of
"The officer turned his back to us
and gave some orders, which I did not
understand, and we waited some time,
and things began to look still more
suspicious. ' I then called the officer's
attention again to the importance of
our mission, and another man was sent,
and then another delay, and a third
was dispatched. VV bile waiting we saw
Ampudia's Adjutunt-General coming
down the street. We knew that he
spoke English. Johnston, in a very
low tone of voice, said:
" 'This man cannot affect not to
"As he came up we saluted, and ex
plained to him that I was there in obe
dience to an understanding with his
commanding officer, and there appear
ed some delay, and I expressed a wish
that he would have us conducted to
General Ampudia's presence.
" 'Oh, certainly,' said he, and he call
ed an orderly to show us the way.
Johnston in an undertone said:
"He had better do the conducting."
"I would be obliged if you would ac
company us to the General's presence
yourself,1 said I.
"0h, with pleasure, with pleasure,
he replied, and lead the way.
"As we turned and passed through
the stockade, Johnston took one side
of the Adjutant-General, and I the
other, and we were soon with the Mex
ican general, and had the papers relat
ing to the capitulation in our hands.
"On our return, in jumping the ditch
the flab to my holstorflew up and I was
informed that my pistol had been stolen
by his orderly while I was with the
Mexican General. It was a very valu
able one, although a very plain one.
It had been given to me by Colonel
Johnson, my companion during the
Black Hawk War, and I prized it
COMPLIMENTING EX-CONFEDERATB OF
FICERS. "Albert Sidney Johnston was doubt
less the best soldier of the war on
either side. The battle of Shiloh was
the only battle of which I have any
knowledge that was fought just as it
was planned. He sent me a dispatch,
which litis been lost or destroyed, giv
ing the plan of his battle, and if it had
not been for a delay in some of his
troops coming up, every incident of his
plan would have been carried out and
each movement would have fitted in
"Stonewall Jackson was the greatest
executive omcer ot the Confederacy.
General Lee uttered a great truth, and
rrom ms neart, wnen he said, upon
braringof Jackson's death: 'I have
lost my right arm.1 Lee was a great
soldier and a ereat man. Most, npnnl
Unistake his character. He had the
reputation of being a slow, c ireful,
cautious man, but he was one of the
most combative men I ever knew. He
was always willing to fight. At times
he was even impetuous, especially in
the f ace of disaster. He would nffpn
rush into places and dangers where he
did not belong, and manv times show-
red his disposition to be an executive
leaner, rattier than the controlling
mind of a great armv. He was one o?
the purest men I ever knew a man
incapable of subterfuge, evasion, de
ceit or indirection. He won and hidd
deservedly a high place as a man and a
soldier at home and abroad. When
Jackson lived he was Lee's dependence.
tie recognized Jackson s ability as an
executive officer, and trusted him im
plicitly when he gave him his plans.
Jackson never waited for orders a sec
ond time, nor sent back for instruc
tions. After the battle of Opfr.vsh
Lee wrote to me that, he had met with
a reverse, and asked me to find some
younger and abler man to take his
place. I replied that if I could find a
'younger and abler man' I might de
sire to make the change, but as I had
so much more confidence in him than
in any other man I knew, I would not
consider it. We had many other
strong Generals, but these were our
THE CONDITION OF TnE SOUTH.
Mr. Davis once talked to me long
and earnestly on the condition of the
South. Among many other things, he
"If the South can establish a system
of tenantry or get immigration to oc
cupy and till its lands, there is no
question but that it has a great future.
Whether the colored people will ever
reach that point is a question yet to be
nettled. Man is now in a struggle
with nature upon these problems.
There is no question but that the
whites are better oft for the abolition
of slavery, lt is an equally patent
fact that the colored people are not.
It is an arithmetical proposition easily
determined that it is more profitable to
proceed with free labor, where only the
!umm employed to be paw, imtn
where the whole family is to be sup
ported to get the labor of those com
petent to work. Then there is also a
saving in capital. Before the war,
when a colored man died, the owner
lost from 81,000 to $1,500. Now, he
loses nothing, except, perhaps, the cost
of burial. If the colored people shall
develop a proper degree of thrift, and
get a degree of education to keep pace
with any advancement they may make,
they may become a tenantry which
will enable the South to rebuild the
waste places and become immensely
"Negroes become greatly attached to
localities, and most of them love to re
main where they were raised. Almost
all of our old servants are yet on the
plantation near Vicksburg. The col
ored people have many good traits, and
manv of them are religious. Indeed,
the 4,000,000 in the South when the
war began were Christianized from
barbarism. In that respect the South
has been a greater practical missionary
than all the society missonaries in the
world. I had an old man, who, for the
colored people in our section, was as
complete a ruler as was ever born.
He was as free from guile and as truth
ful a man as I ever knew. The Fed
eral forces treated the old man with
great indignity. He was a very supe
rior servant, and his quarters where he
lived were fitted up with taste, some
people might say with luxury. He had
everything about him for his comfort,
and when the soldiers came and looked
into his neat and well-furnished cabin
they asked him whs those things be
longed to. To me,' he answered.
They denounced him as untruthful, and
said that he had taken those things to
keep for his master, aud they took them
away from him.
"Nothing that was ever done to me,"
said Mr. Davis, "made me so indig
nant as the treatment of this old col
"War was not necessary toJJie abo
lition of slavery," continued Mr. Davis.
"Years before the agitation began at
the North and the menacing acts to
the institution there was a growing
feeling all over the South for its aboli
tion. But the abolitionists of the
North, both in publications and in
speech, cemented the South and crush
ed the feeling in favor of emancipation.
Slavery could have been blotted out
without the sacrifice of brave men and
without the strain which revolution al
ways makes upon established forms of
government. I see it stated that I ut
tered the sentiment, or indorsed it that
'Slavery is the cornerstoue of the Con
federacy." That is not my utterance.
His day is done, and his discussion
of the mighty problem of this republic
are over. His estimate of men is inter
esting, as it fixes his relations with
those who played in the mighty game
with him. Central Express.
If matters cannot be lietter, let us be
ghid they arc no worse.
The Boston Banquet.
On Thursday night there was a no
table banquet in Boston. Mr. Cleve
land fvas the bright star particular of
the occasion. His address began with
pleasaut words for the Boston mer
chants of old, and their successors of
to-day. He then passed to the tariff,
Equal rights and impartial justice
and stipulation of the compact we have
entered into with each other as Ameri
can citizens, and so nicelv ad i listed is
this plan of our political association
that favoritism for the sole advantage
of any section of our membershin in
evitably results in an encroachment
upon the benefits justly due to others.
But these things sit so li?rhtlv nmn
the consciences of many that a spirit
of selfishness is abroad in' the land
which has bred the habit of clamorous
importunity for government aid in be
half of special interests imrjerfectlv dis
guised under the cloak of solicitude for
the public good.
Can we see no contrast between the
sturdy-reliance of the Boston merchant
in me aays tnat are put and the atti
tude yon are invited to assume as de
pendent upon the favor of the govern
ment; ana Denehciaries undents taxing
power? Is there not a difference be
tween the ideas that formerlv rn-P-
vailed concerning the iust and whole
some relations which should exist be
tween the government and the busness
P l i .
or tne country and the present tenden
cy toward a government partnership in
trade? And was there a hint in form
er days that especial advantages thus
once secured, constituted a vested right
wnicn in no event should in the least
From the tariff he passed to corrnn-
tions at elections and warmlv advo
cated ballot reform, and also civil ser
Henry Grady then made a much long
er and more eloquent speech. He did
not weigh his words, but spoke out the
faith that is in him.
If this does not iuvite your patient
hearing to-night, hear one thing more.
My people, your brothers in the South
brothers in blood, in destiny, in all
that is best in our prist and future
are so beset with this problem that
their very existence depends on right
solution. Nor are they wholly to
blame for its presence. The slave
ships of the republic sailed from your
ports: the slaves worked in our fields.
You will not defend the traffic, nor I
the institution. But I do here declare
that in its vvise and humane adminis
tration, in lifting the slave to heights
of which he had not dreamed in his
savage home and giving him a happi
ness he has not here found in freedom
our fathers left their sons a saving and
excellent Heritage. In the storm of
war this institution was lost. I thank
God as heartilyasyou do that human
slavery is gone forever from American
soil. But the free man remains; with
him a problem without precedent or
parallel. Note its appalling condition.
Two utterly dissimilar races on the
same soil with equal political
and civil rights almost equal num
bers, but terribly unequal in intelli
gence's responsibility, each pledged
against fusion; one of the century is
servitude to the other and freed at last
by a desolating war; the experiment
sought by neither, but approached by
both with doubt these are the condi
tions. Under these, adverse at every
point, we .are required to carry these
two-races in peace and honor to the. end.
- And again he said: The white
people of the South are banded. Mr.
President, not iu predjudice against
the blacks, not in sectional estrange
ment, not in the hope of political do
minion, but in a deep and abiding ne
cessity. The negro vote can never control iu
the South, and it would be weH if par
tisans at the North would understand
this. I have seen the white people of
a State set about by the black hosts
until their fate seemed sealed. But,
sir, some brave man, banding ihem to-
it 11 va m
geiuer4 wouio rise, as JUitaa rose in
their eyes with faith,
abroad to see the verv
the chariots of Israel
hid there look
air "filled with
and the horse
man thereof. It there is any human
force that cannot be withstood, it is
the power of the banded intelligence
and responsibility of a free community.
Against it numbers an corruption can
not prevail. It cannot be forbidden in
the laAv or divorced in force. It is the
inalienable right of every free com
munity the just and righteous safe
guard against the ignorant or corrupt
suffrage. It is on this, sir, that we
rely in the South. Not the cowardly
menace of mask or shotgun but the
peaceful majesty of intelligence
responsibility, massed and unified
the protection of its homes and
preservation of its liberty. That
is our reliance and our hope, and gainst
it an tne powers ot earth shall not pre
vail. It was just as certain that Virginia
would come back to the unchallenged
control of her white race that before
the moral and material power of her
people, once more unified, opposition
would crumble until its last desperate
leader was left alone, vuinly striving to
rally his disordered hosts, a"s that night
should fade in the kindling glory of
the sun. Yeu may pass force bills,
but they will not avail. You may sur
render your own liberties to federal
election law, you nm submit, iu Te.ir
of necessity that may not exist, that
the very form of the government may
be changed, that this old State, which
holds its charter the 4oast that it is a
free and independent Commonwealth, ,
it may deliver its election machinery
into the hands of the government it
bellied to create, but never, sir nitl n.
single State of this Union, North or
South, be delivered again to the con
trol of an ignorant and inferior race.
We wrested our State governments
rrom negro supremacy when the fed
eral drum beat rolled elopp to the bal
lot box and federal bayonets hedged it
deoper about than will ever again be
permitted in this free government
But, sir though the cannon of this
republic thundered in every voting
district of the South we stilt should
find in the mercv of God the means
and the courage to prevent its re-es-
They Should Beginltt Home.
There are a half dozeu or more Re
publican Statesmen. o called, who
seem to be verv much disturbed in
spirit over the suffrage question in the
South, and have drawn upon their in
ventive genius to devise plans by which
it may be fixed up satisfactory, at
least, to them. It is not thesuffrage
question on general nrincmles thufc
they are so much concerned in ns the
suflrage of the "brother in blaeL"
which does not pan out satisfaetorilv
to these afon said statesmen. That's
what they are taxing their colossal
brains now to fix up.
If they were in earnest and jvere
really intent upon correcting abuses
in the matter of the ballot, and of
bringing about a healthy reform we
would suggest that they begin at home,
for they would find a fine field
for missionary labors of this kind, or
even force bills, which they seem to
Is it not a matter of fact that the -Republican
party, of which these gen
tlemen are so solicitous about the suffrage-question
in the South are shinning
lights, never goes into the political
campaign these Jays without a great
fund for the purpose of investment in .
doubtful States and districts "where it
will do the most good?"
Is it not a matter of fact that they
levy contributions on Government
officials and employes who hold of
fice through the votes or appointing
powers of that party, tosuell thisf un 1?
Is is not a fact that these critrrrbtr--
Loos are forced from those on whom
they areievied-at the peril of having
their party loyalty questioned in case of
refusal, and of losing the places which
Is it not a fact that such contribu
tions were levied in the last State cam
paigns to help out Billy Mahone in Vir
ginia, Foraker in Ohio and other Re
publican candidates, in violation of the
civil service laws, of which these same
gentlemen pretend to be advocates and
Is it not a fact that this was done
with the full knowledge and silent ac
quiescence of a Repudlican President
who also professes to be a supporter of
the civil service law?
Is it not a fact that assessments
were levied upon manufacturers who
reaped the b merits of the high protec
tive tariff, and when they failed to re
spond cheerfully or liberally that the
"fat was fried" out of them?
Is is not also a well known fact that
in some States votes were bought open
ly and above board with the money
Is it not a matter of f act that Dud
ley, with money from this fund, organ
ized his blocks of five svstetu in India
na, and had men bought like Cattle,
marched to the polls and voted, ac
cording to the terms of the sale?
Is it not a a matter of fact that in
many of the manufacturing districts
of the North workmen were coerced
into voting for the candidates whom
their employers supported, through
fear of losing the work by which they
fed, housed and clothed their wives and
Is it not a fact that all this was
deemed perfectly legitimate from the
standard of Republican ethics, that
they rejoiced in the victories thus won
and enjoyed and' now enjoy the fruits
of these victories?
Grover Cleveland, in bold ami man
ly language, at the merchants1 banquet
in Boston last Thursday, referred to
this intimidation and corruption of the
dependent voters which has been car
ried to such a notoriously scandalous
extent in some of the Northern States,
and incidentally asked how much bet
ter was the briber who enjoyed the
fruits of the bribery than the oor :
al vender of his vote whose necestitie,
rather than his cupidity, induced him "
to sell it. The man who sells his vote
may be pitied or despised, but the roan
that buys it is infamous. And yet
there is no Republican code of etl ics
which teaches that it is wrong to
corrupt the voter, and no Republi
can of prominence who hasyet had
the honesty or the manhood to de
nounce it. And they never will, be
cause without purchased votes their
tenure ot office would soon terminate.
Iu view of these facts, ami they are
facts, we would suggest that these Re
publican suffrage reformers who are
now turning their attention to the
South had better start out consistently,
begin at home and clean up their own
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