14 APRIL 1866, Page 2

Mr. Johnson has vetoed the divil Rights' Bill, in a

message which, as we have explained elsewhere, denies that coloured per- sons-are entitled to any rights at all, and openly announces that the President will not help to repeal the laws forbidding inter- marriage between the races. They may live in concubinage if they like, but they shall not intermarry. The veto is regarded as proof that Mr. Johnson has finally deserted the party which elected him, and he has since gone one step farther. Two persons are contesting the Governor's chair in Connecticut,—always a Democratic State—one a. Copperhead, or outspoken advocate of the South, the other a Republican. A postmaster informed the President that he intended to vote for the Copperhead—so called

from a. dangerous snake of the name--and consequently resigned, whereupon the President responded, cordially approving his vote, .and refusing to accept his resignation. The election is watched: with great. interest, as it is expected- to indicate the feeling of the freeholders. The Liberal party in Congress expect to pass the Civil Rights' Bill' by a two-thirds vote, but this is improbable, as the members see that in the face of the President's resistance the Bill, even if passed, cannot be carried out. In any-case confidence in the President has disappeared, and we note -with pleasure that the Daily News, with its usual thorough honesty, has -acknowledged itself mistaken in its estimate of his character.