Taming Restless States.
was exhibiting his horse-taming powers in Washington
lately, upon a young unbroken colt, and after he had thrown him on the floor of the stage, he said, " You will observe that the moment I touch his hind legs, this colt will kick.
He will continue to kick until he finds that kicking does no good; then I can lie down between his legs with perfect impunity." "That's just the way it is going to be with the Border States
," sang out a Southerner from one of the boxes.
Whereat there was a general laugh.-- But the hit was too true for merriment.
The people of Virginia
, North Carolina
are blooded stock, full of spirit, but they can easily be tamed with caresses and smooth, deceitful words.