writes to his paper, The Press,
that "there is a conscious and visible improvement in the political prospect this fine winter morning." (December 6th). "Many things will conspire to increase and extend this feeling.
First comes the happy accord between the President
and Congress, if not as to all the remedies, at least in the absolute duty and necessity of a permanent adjustment of national equalities.
But equal even to this essential element of future peace and harmony is the good temper among the heretofore complaining Southerners.
The determination of Congress and the thoroughness of the President
have evidently convinced them that their only true course is to agree to all the enumerated conditions."
correspondent of the New York News
telegraphs as follows:
"The leading Republicans here are getting somewhat alarmed at the recent precipitate action of the House
in choking down Mr. Maynard
, of Tennessee
--a thoroughly loyal man and a strong personal friend of the President
It is understood that Mr. Johnson
has declared that he will not confer the offices at his disposal upon those who oppose his policy of reconstruction, nor will he appoint the friends of those opposing him in this policy.
"The Republican leaders are therefore comforted with the loss of all Executive patronage, and it staggers them prodigiously, as there is scarcely a member who has not some favors to ask for his political friends.
Already many of the members begin to manifest a change, and desire to be considered in any other attitude than that of hostility to the President