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ST. PAUL. THURSDAY, DEC. 2C, 1878
KEABNEY, has gone to lecturing on tem
perance in California. Temperance in speech
would bo a good quality for him to cultivate
BOB isGEnaoxii. is fiuu^ested. as a candidate
for the Geiinan mission. If Hayea still
harbors that old spite at Blaine, he will tm
doubtedly send Bob to interview Bismarck,
A CHICAGO paper heads an editoiial which
it prints "Some Common Sense." Its read
ers will hardly know what to do with it, they
have suffered so long from famine in that re
OHBIBTMAS, as celebrated in St. Paul, was a
quiet day. Everybody but newspaper men
enjoyed a rest from the customaiy duties of
life, and as a consequence everybody was
HE Chicago Tribune urges E. B. Wash
burne for the Geiman mission, made vacant
by the death of Bayard Taylor. We had
hoped that the millenium was near at hand,
but the persistence of the Washburns in run
ning for office is a tenible stiain upon our
HE Chicago Journal and Tribune are out
for Oglesby for Senator, the Times lor Far
well, and the Inter Ocean for Logan. The
fact that the newspapers can find no better
Senatorial timber indicates a decided dearth
of good men the Sucker State.
HE rate of taxation in Chicago has be
come so onerous that the citizens are discuss
ing the policy of surrendering their proper
ty to the city and county governments,rather
than pay ibe burdens imposed. It generally
takes all a man can earn in a twelvemonth
to pay the demands of the tax-gatherer.
IT is such a surprising thing to have a
Democrat sent to Congress from Minnesota
that many of the Eastern papers are be
fogged, and insist on alluding to Mr. Poehlei
as a Democrat and National combined. For
their information it may be well to state thit
Minnesota sends to the next Congress as
square and consistent a Democrat aa the
No Congress that has ever assembled suc
ceeded in disposing of_so much business in
the space of three weeks as the present one
has done at this session. Nearly all the ap
propriation bills have been disposed of, and
other much-needed legislation accomplished,
and all without any tuss. It is a good woik
ing Congress, for it has a large leaven of
Democrats in its membership.
WHI LE we in Minnesota are enjoying the
most delightful winter weather imaginable,
our Eastern and Southern neighbois aie
suffering from tho most extreme cold,height
ened by snow blockades on all the railaoads,
which interrupt, if they do not prevent, all
mail communication. Minnesota winters do
not appear to be half as severe as those
east and south of us.
HE article which we copy from the New
York World upon "The Next House," will
be read with especial interest, as it shows
the importance ot the contested seats.
"While the Democrats will not perpetrate
a wrong in deciding the contests, they may
profit by some of the lessons in that line
which the Republicans have taught them in
the years gone by. The GLOBE renews its
prediction that Mr. "Washburn will not re
tain his seat.
KELLET of Pennsylvania, and Stewart of
Minnesota were the only Republicans who
voted for the bill foibidding the use ot
money in elections. Mr. Kelley has told the
Philadelphia Times, (m. an aihcle elsewheie
quoted,) why he voted as he did and if Dr.
Stewart was so inclined, he might account
for his vote also from experience in his own
district. It was a vote which both gentle
men have reason to be proud of.
WJIT THE SONUS ARE NOT PAID.
Bill King's virtuous paper indulged in one
of its characteristic scolds a few days ago,
relative to the old State railroad bonds, de
nouncing as thieves and swindlers all who do
not favor tho payment in full, principal and
interest, of the bonds of 1858. Lessons of
honesty inculcated by Bill King's newspaper
are very forcible. When the reader contem
plates the self-confessed black mail levy of
$30,000 for its support of Windom when
he farther contemplates the one hundred
and twenty-five thousand dollars of Pacific
Mail swag checked out of the Park bank in
New York by the editor of that paper, he re
alizes the valne of a lecture on virtue by that
Without searching for other causes why
the bonds in question have never been paid
it is sufficient to say that one of the leading
reasons is because they have been tainted
with the support of Bill King's paper,
which now assumes such a lofty air of vir
tue. While the influence of that concern
is absolutely nothing, its support of a meas-
ure is regarded as prima facie evidence that
it is a swindle and a fraud, and all honest
people shun anything it commends. We
honestly believe if the newspaper excres
cence commanded by Mr. King had never
been born, the old railroad bonds would
have been paid or adjusted long before
this time. The characteristics of the
animal are so well known that every one
understands that Bill King's paper is simply
the paid advocate of the bondholders. The
manner in which it endeavors to earn
its fee leads the great majority of the people
of the State to repudiate it utterly, and so
long as that sheet advocates the payment of
the bonds, just so long will the people re
pudiate them. They will not vote to tax
themselves, even though the cause is just,
knowing that the proceeds will go to enrich
a piratical newspaper.
The chief matter to which the GLOBE
wished to call attention at this time was the
statement in the corrupt newspaper in ques
tion, that "the iniquitous and unconstitu
tional enactment of 1860, changed the con
ditions of the contract." That is true and
the public should know and understand that
the Republican party deliberately repudiated
the debt, as a political measure. That party
came into power on the promise
to repudiate, and it execut
ed the promise by "the iniquitous
and unconstitutional enactment" mentioned.
Ever since then the Republican party has"
maintaiued power by adhering to its repu
diation policy. The GLOBE believes the
debt ought to be paid, but it has no sym
pathy for the Bhriekers for State honor who
steadily urge the importance of keeping the
party of repudiation in power. If Bill King's
paper, and kindred cliques, propose to con
tinue the Republican party in power they
can wait for their swag. And they will have
to wait a good while.
TWO SKNATORX4Z, MLBCTIO&8.
The conung week will inaugurate contests
in two of our neighboring States that possess
a good deal of mterest to Minnesotiansthe
contests for the Senatorships in Wisconsin
and Illinois. The three Status are probably
more intimately connected than any others
in the countiy. Minnesota sells her grain to
Milwaukee and Chicago, and her railroads
find their termini in those towns. Every
business man in this State has relations with
the busine&s men of one or both of these
cities, and has an interest, more or less ac
tive, in the piosperity of the cities named,
and in the welfare of the'States in which
they are situated. It is natural, therefore,
that the people ot Minnesota should feel a
deep interest in the political prospects of
each of the Statesan interest they feel in
no other except they have a national bearing,
The Senatorial contests in both Wisconsin
and Illinois will have an especial bearing
upjn the business as well as the politics of
Minnesota. If men who have a due appre
ciation of the business interests of the
Norlhwest shall be elected to the Senate
from those States, Minnesota will be greatly
benefited, but if they shall be mere pohti
cians, with no higher idea of political life
than their own advancement, we need expect
little or nothing that will assist us. In Wis
consin the candidates are numerous, and each
is confident of success. Elisha W. Keyes,
the boss of old Madison legency, seoms to
have the inside track at present, with Matt.
Carpenter almost neck-and-neck. Howe is
third, and has among hia adherents some
of the most prominent politicians
of the State who never waver from
their allegiance, no matter what events
may transpire. His supporteis are
decidedly more reliable than those of
either of the other candidates, for they have
staying qualities of rare quality among pol
iticians. Without a break in Howe's forces,
neither Keyes nor Carpenter eau hope for
success. If there should be a break there is
more likelihood that the present Senator's
adherents will go over to the support of
Rublee, or Sawyer, or Smith, or some of the
others who now appear to be dark horses i i
the race, rather than reoruit the forces of
either of the two more prominent candidates.
The present indications, however, point to
cither Keyes or Carpenter as the next Sena
tor from Wisconsin. Keyes is a politician,
pure and simple, without an idea above the
caucus. He is a shrewd manipulator of the
wires, and can pack a convention as adroit
ly as any man the State. He does not
know, nor does he care what concerns the
material interests of the State. Carpenter
is a man without political or moral princi
ple. His conception of right or wrong is
influenced by his own interest. He will labor
for whatever enterprises will serve himself
the best, without regard to how these enter
pusea will serve his constituents. Between
the two there is but little choice, anu it is to
be regretted that no fitter man is in the field
with a prospect of success.
In Illinois the situation is more distress
ing than in Wisconsin. But three candi
dates are mentioned that State as among
the possibilitiesLogan. Oglesby and Par
well. The contest seems to be between the
two first named. In speaking of the quali
fications that should characterize a Senator
from that State, the Chicago Times says.'
The next United Scates Senator from Illinois
should be a man of vigorous and comprehen
sive intellect and large and varied attainments.
He should be an earnest and patient student of
public affairs, familiar with the state of the
country, acquainted with the defects of the
laws, and competent to grapple with the
present notorious evils ot maladministration,
lie should also be endowed with superior
business qualifications and a moral constitu
tion of the highest order. He should have the
genius to devise a remedy for a manifest wrong,
and the courage to bring 1(1 forward and carry
it mto effect. He should be free from en
tangling alliances with corrupt rings, and at
perfect hberty to act according to the dictates
ot judgment and conscience His sympathies
and friendships should ally him to the better
classes of the people, and he should be free
trom the taint of any corrupt support.
We look in vain over the record of either
of the three persons named to find qualities
such as are recapitulated above. Logan is a
demagogue of tii first watera man of lim
ited comprehension, and no capacity to
carry out whatever ideas he may have un
consciously imbibed. Oglesby is a loud
mouthed, bigoted partisan, with hardly the
culture that a school-boy is supposed to pos
sessa man puffed up with his own conceit,
utterly without political or moral influence.
During the six years' term he is about end
ing he has done nothing for his State or for
the country. Farwell is a man of greater
ability than either of the others, but is an
unscrupulous politician, intolerant, partisan
and dishonest whenever partisanship is in
volved. He would be a dangerous man in
the Senate, because capable of more harm
than either of his competitors.
We regret exceedingly that the prospect
for the choice of a statesman is so meagre in
our sister States. Is it not beoanse they lack
such, for few abler men can be found in the
country than in Illinois and Wisconsin. But
the pot-house politicians seem to have got
control of the machinery, and determined to
foist themselves upon the public, with or
without the public's consent.
IT is amusing to see the spasm of econ
omy which has overtaken Minneapolis in the
minor matters of-her city government, while
she is preparing to invest a quarter of a
million in building railroads. It is the same
characteristic which has frequently been
manifested in St. Paul, and we always calcu
late when there is a great hue and cry about
the spigot of the treasury it is to conceal a
desperate onslaught upon the bung hole of
the strong box.
What the Papers of the State Have to Say
It is a good newspaper.
A spioey, wide-awake sheet.
A red-hot Democratic Daper.
[East Orange Independent^
A good, cheap, newsy paper.
[Sauk Centre Herald,
Able and fearlessly conducted.
[Renville Falls Times.J
As a newspaper it is hard to beat.
A square-toed Democratic paper.
[Sauk Rapids Press.]
A live, newsy, fearless daily paper.
St. Peter Tribune.]
As a newspaper it is among the best.
The most fiery, get-up-and-dust newspaper
One of the best papers published in the
Tbis paper is a live one, giving an abund
ance of news.
An enterprising paper, and should be gener
[Rochester Post 1
Onerf the widest awake, newsiest rapers
that we know of.
Its excellence as a newspaper should com
mend it to all classes.
A wide-awake, newsy sheet, and no Demo
crat Bhould be without it.
A morning paper, containing full Associated
Press dispatches, and all the news up to the
hour of going to prcs.
I Wabashaw Herald.]
Without doubt one of the brightest and
spiciest dailies published in the Northwest.
(Rush City Press.]
It is the leading Democratic paperthe only
Democratic daily, ar din addition to this, as a
news medium, second to nono the State.
One of the most spicy and newsy papers in
A fearless advocate of Democratic principles,
independent of all rings.
I Farmington Press.
Is neat, vigorou,, and spicy, and is bound to
wm its way into general favor.
Conducted with marked abilityas newsy
and lively a paper as oomes to our table,
[Shakopee Argas. i
Is doing a good work for the party, and is
worthy of the united support of Democrats.
I Austin Transcript.
As neat a paper as wab ever printed. Its edi
torials are full, instructive and well written.
[St. Charles Times.]
Its editorials are independent and fearless,
shaip, short and to the point. It has no su
lOwatonna People's Press.
A firbt-class Democratic newspaper, and
well worthy the support of every member of
Democrats can't find abetter paper of their
piofession. It is one of the newsiest papers in
TH a fearless and outspoken Demociatic
journal and bhould receive the support of all
The spiciest, wide-awake newspaper pub
lished in the Northwestfull oi varied and in
[Cambridge City Press.]
A paper conducted with ability, energy and
enterprise. It is a good newspaper, which is
really what the people most require.
[Lac qui Parle County Pi ess.
It is a sufficient evidence of its excellence as
a newspaper to say that that energetic purvey
or of new3, H. P. Hall, is at the helm.
Rod Wing Argiis.J
A wide-awake journal, both as regards its
politics and news, and should be in the hands
of eve^y one that desires to be posted in the
news of the day.
[St. Peter Times.]
One of the largest, best and cheapest papers
published in the country. I gives all the Or
eign, domestic, local, legislative, market and
literary news, and is at once the first and
leading Minnesota newspaper. Take it, try it.
It will do you good.
A GOOO RECORD.
Congress Hav Done Well for the First Three
Weelcs of Its Third Sps-iion.
[Washington Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.]
An examination of the record of the three
weeks' session of Congress, which has just
closed, and a comparison with what previous
Congresses were iu the habit of doing in the
short time between assembling and taking a
holiday recess, show greatly in favor of the
Forty-fifth Congress. In the House, espec
ially, there was a disposition to go right lo
work, and to keep at it. On several occasions
there were political discussions, but they
were, &3 a rule, incidental to the considera
tion of pending bills. There was no direct^front
effort made, as in the Senate when the Blaine
resolutions were offered, to precipitate a po
litical discu^ sion. The passage of six appro
priation bills by the House within three
weeks was a remarkable feat. When the
six appropriation bills left the House they
recommended in the aggregate the Pum of
$49,732,330.26. The Senate added to them
$309,800. The House also passed a bill, ia
which the Senate concurred, appropriating
$450,000 for the deficiency in the Railroad
Mail Service, so that at the time of taking a
recess the appropriation bills as they
stood represented ttie sum. of 50,592,-
130.26. This will likely be reduced before
the final passage of the bill. The number
of bills introduced in the Senate was 144,
and in the House 482. Nearly one-half of
those introduced in the Senate and over one
halt of the House bills were for pensions,
or related in some way to amendment of the
pension laws and arrearages of pensions. As
nearly all pension laws ot a private character
pass sooner or later, the passage of a general
law extending the time of application, etc.,
would result in relieving Congress of hun
dreds of bill which now take up the time of
committees in the first instance, and of the
two Houses afterward. Nearly 600 petitions
were presented in the two Houses, and the
large majority had references also to pension
matters. The Senate passed altogether
fourteen bills, and the House twenty-eight^
and eight or nine of these have became laws.
Thirty-five bills relating to finances were in
troduced in both Houses,s a majority of
which had referenceb tio legal quality of sil
ver, or related in some way or other to the krf the county, 'are now papn^the'price
gPAPL DAILY GLOBE, THURSDAY .MORNINGrDECIMBBR 267l8?a
the repeal of the resumption act. The
amounts asked for in the Dills for public
buildings, continuing the improvement of
rivers, and for other pot lie works, sggregate
over $20,000.000,very nearly equally divided
between the North and South. Those intro
duced by Northern representatives were
more numerous and for a greater variety of
purposes. The amount of the Southern sec
tion was swelled by a bill in the Senate ask
ing for $5,000,000 for the improvement of
the Mississippi river, and another in the
House asking for 3,500,00, for
a like purpose. There were also bills
introduced asking appropriations for
relief, etc., which would aggregate
nearly $2,000,000 more. On this account
bills for pensions are not included. The
House passed a bill, which came over from
last session, to regulate commerce between
the States, and made suoh progress with the
debate on the Geneva award bill that a day
or two after rece=s will enable that body to
reach a vote. The bill for reorganization of
the army, and the bill in relation to count
ing electoral votes for President and Vice
President, and the bill which will probably
be reported for the transfer of the Indian
bureau, are lhe most important questions
outside of the appropriation bills which the
House will have to handle when it meets in
January. The Senate will have these mat
tcrs to consider as well, but it will also have
the inter-state commerce bill, and the Gene
va award bill to go through, with the original
propositions. With regard to financial legis
lation, members of both houses are of the
opinion that the great mass of bills intro
duced will rest where they are, in committee,
so that resumption may have a fair trial, and
not be embarrassed at the outset by legis
WARNING TO FRUIT GROWERS.
Beware of the Tree Anents, Who Are Sure to
To the Editor of the Globe.
Through your columns I would caution
the tree planters of the State to be on their
guard against tree agents. Millions of dol
lars have been paid by tree-planters of this
State for trees, vines, and. plants, that was
worse than thrown awaymade a source of
annoyance and discouragement, and yet the
evil goes on, and even enlarges, the articles
become more worthless, with prices enhanced.
It don't matter where-the agent hails from,
it is foreign rubbish that you are served
with in neaily every instance, be the claims
of the agent what they may. Agents are go
betweens, to sell worthless rubbish that a
nurseryman would not dare to sell at his
nursery. Or if stock is good of its kind its
worth is overrated by the agent, and fabubus
prices demanded, even for stock the agents
well know will not stand our climate, and
their proffered insurance only doubles the
fraud, as the same or other stock to replace
what dies out, the leplacmg at half price, is
at five instead of ten times its nursery value.
My advice is, buy dnect of some lehabhr
nurseryman, and thereby save agents' profits,
which generally range from 50 to 1,000 per
cent, higher than at the nursery. Remem
ber every deal you make with an agent you
pay his percentage, with a nsk of
being defrauded in the character of the
stock. Whenever a man comes to you with
pears, grapes, or cherries, assuring you that
they are perfectly haidy, and will live in
Minnesota without wintel protection, brand
him with a mashed rose and kisk him out
doors, for he is a lying fraud, without the
courage and manliness of the highwayman,
yet is no less a robber. And particularly at
this time, and for tho last twelve months, a
horde of such plunderers are abroad in the
State, hailing from Ohio, with fruits new and
rare, a part worthless here, and the balance
of no value anywhere, all a fraud, a lure to
rob you of your money. And when dead, as
die it will, they propose to repeat the fraud
for half the amount of the first steal. Kick
them out and set the dogs on thorn.
Peard and cherries reject, and any of our
best, well attested grapes can be had at first
class nurseries at from $5 to -$10 per 100,
good, saleable vines, and other good stock
The only reliable large apples that the
market is stocked with are Duchess and
Wealthy. Some of later origin are fine, but
not yei in the general market. There is a
vast hst of crabs, though but few are worthy
ot cultivation, and the best, lar as we
have tested, "are Transcendent, Sylvan
Sweet, Brier SweeS,*md Whitneys. No. 20
btand high. All or any ot which can be had
of reliable nurserymen at from $ 10 to $15
per 100, first-class tiees. Those that have a
surplus ot crabs can top-graft other vane
ties on them, such as Duchess and Wfeakhy,
8nd borne others less hardy, not hardy as
root giafted trees, but worked on top of
crib do fine. The crab stops its flow ot
sap early, thereby compelling later growing
varieties to lipen up in time for winter, and
of that class that have done best with us are
Pamuoe, Jeniton, Walbridge, Robison, and
with those who have tried the Ben Davis
find it to do well on the crab. And in tho
above you have a good selection running
nearly the entire year.
The best grapes, as far as we have tested,
are Dona, Wilder, Salem, Enmelan and Del
aware, and all to be had at above prices.
PETEE M. GIDEON.
Excelsior. Minn., Dec. 23, 1878.
Dark Deeds in Darke County.
There is a state of affairs existing in
Darke county which challenges parallel in
any of the Northern States, and might well
entitle it to a high rank in those counties of
the South where Ku-Klux law reigns supreme.
Law appears* utterly incapable of enforcing
respect or maintaining order outside oi
Greenville, the principal town of the county,
and even in this' town the influence that
pervades the surrounding county is growiu
A jear ago the first of a series of outrages
was committed in the town of Palestine, a
little village eight miles fiom Greenville. A
man named Guyer, why had lived a number
of years in Palestine, was summoned to the
door of kis house by a gang of foity
men on hor0eback and with faces blackened
or masked. Gayer was a fearless fellow, and
not very creditable habits. He waa a
carpenter, but did little work at his trade.
He lived in the center of the village on
the principal street. Through this
street the masked gang rode just after
dark to Guyer's residence, and as he step
ped to his gateway discharged a volley from
their guns at him. The "report woke the
echoes of the surrounding country, and was
heard several miles away. It aroused every
body in the town, but when they reached
the spot the murderers had disappeared.
Guyer had fallen over, pierced with a score
of bullets that had penetrated his brain and
torn through his heart. The life blood
flowed from these wounda, and death must
have ensued almost instantly.
His wife and children gathered around
the body of the father and husband be
numbed and horror-stricken, and their
neighbors appeared either lightened or un
willing to render them aid. There was a
strange cowardice in the manner of th peo
ple of 'the town. The worst thing ever
traced to Guyer was the petty larceny of
some hen-roost, but at this cold-blooded
outrage of the family bis neighbors turned
a cold shoulder, and none offered them help,
but suggested they had better follow the ad
vice given by the desperadoes and get away
from Palestine as soon as possible. The ad
vice was followed, and the family shortly
packed up their things and left the place.
No thorough action was ever taken to
bring murderers to justice, and th citi
zens of Palestine, as well as other portions
introduced for of thisth first neglect, The desperadoes,eem
boldened by their success, soon made them- 1
selves heard from another quarter. This
time it was in an impressive epistle, written
in red ink, with a coffin drawn upon it, to an
individual who had given the members of
this cut-throat gang some displeasure. A
reign of terror began, and if a family felt a
wrong from his neighbor he uttered it only
in a whisper, for fear of consequences. Let
ters in red ink became more frequent, and
the skull and crossbones were favorite sym
bols, and orders were given peremptorily to
different persons to leave the town. Three
or four months ago the gang aroused
an old negro, five or six miles
from Palestine, and treated him as they
had Guyer. Shortly after they kidnapped a
prominent farmer, and he has not been
heard from since. Mrs. Guyer, who re
moved to Greenville, received letters order
ing her to leave that city and get out of the
county. Mr. Barney Gallins and Charles
Calkins, of Greenville, attorneys for Mrs.
Guyer, who have been looking up evidence
in these outrages to discover the mturdexers
of her husband, have received a number of
anonymous letters threatening their lives if
they do not quit the search. People are now
thoroughly excited and indignant with re
gard to the condition of affairs, and it is
thought some decisive action will be taken
to ferret out these outlaws.
THE TALt SYCAMORE.
Ia There a Conspiracy -laainst Himf
Recreant Democrats and Bankers Said to
be Opposed to His Election to the Senate.
[New Albany Correspondence of Cincinnati In
The Enquirer representative has some
political news of mgnifiganca, received rom
a very prominent and intelligent Democrat,
who has recently made a business tour of
the State, that extended over seventy count
ies. This gentleman was asked by the En
quirer reporter what he thought of the elec
tion of Mr. Vorhees to the Senate. He re
plied that he had learned facts on his trip
gathered from careful inquiry, that lett no
doubt in his mind that
A 00N8PIBACT HAD BEEN OBGANIZED.
by the money power, which embraced not a
few prominent Democrats in its organiza
tion, for Mr. Vorhees' defeat. The first ef
fort in this direction, he states, will be put
forth in the emocratic legislative caucus.
This failing, tho conspirators will go into
the legislature with their money and influ
ice, and endeavor, by a free use of both, to
buy up enough rural Democrats to compass
their object. He says there can be no doubt
of this conspiracy, and that it was hatched
at Indianapolis, and embraces in its mem
beiship several well known Democratic poli
ticians and bankers of that city. The
Democratic member of the legislature who
sells out Dan Vorheeb had better have his
arrangements completed for "passing in his
checks," as the outraged Demociats of the
State would visit the capital and give him un
oiderly exit from a street-cornpi lamp-post.
SPEAKEBSHIP OF I'HE HOl/SE.
The same gentleman states that from all
he could learn he regards the election of
Hon. James H. Wiilard, of New Albany, to
the Speakership of the House as almost cer
tun. He figures that Mr. Wiilard will enter
the Democratic legislative caucus with twenty
votes, it taking twenty-seven to nominate.
Mr. Wiilard is a son of the late Governor
Wiilard, of this State, and has been twice
elected from this (Floyd) county to the legis
lature. He will bo opposed by Hon. Heniy
S. Cauthorne, of Knox county, and Judge
Osboii.e, of Elkhart. Hon. Andy Humph
leys is not a candidate, nor is Mr. English,
of Indianapolis. Mr. Wiilard has much of
the energy and fire of his father in him, and
is possessed of first-class qualifications for
the speakership. He intensely for Voar
hces, and made the canvass for the legisla
tuie on this issue, being vigorously opposed
by the hard-moneyites, both Bepublican and
Democratic. ITerre Haute Correspondente of the Enquiier.J
Coming over on the train to day, I fell in
with a prominent Terr Haute politician of
the Democratic stamp, with whom I have
been long acquainted, and who was formerly
a law. partner of Hon. D. W. Voornees.
Knowing him yet to be quite an intimate
friend of the Senator, and to have lately re
turned from Washington, I soon gave tne
conversation a political turn. The conversa
tion which ensued may prove of interest to
"Judge," siid I, "What will Senator Vooi
hees do in regard to the resumption act at
this session of Congress?"
'He will do nothing at all," he replied.
"The resumption act shall be let severely
alone for the piesent, and shall have a full,
"Does Senator Voorhees, like many of his
disciples, believe resumption will precipitate
an early panic?"
"Oh. no: but that, ou the contrary, the
first few months of resumption will bechar
acteiized by piosperity and a revival of bu
sinessall hollow, though, mind you, all
hollow. When our little reserve of specie
begins to weaken, as it mast, then you'll see
the beginning of auother tightness finan
cial cheli'S, and shunkage of property, to
which the present is as nothing."
*'^Wh.at if resu.raitioT should prove a auc
cess, where would Voorhees be then?"'
"In such a casB~-whicu will never occur,
however, (with a twinkle of the eye)I am
convinced Mr. Vooihees will not laise a
hand against it.''
"Would thai not be a kind of flop-over?"
"Not at all. All that we desire is prosper
ity. Any financial system that brings that
is satisfactory to us, although we believe ours
is the only -yste that will ever do it."
"Judge, how about tho next House?"
"Oh, we concede thdt to the Greenback
"And the speakership?"
"De La Matyr will get that, beyond
"Judge, I can imagine almost too well
from his public utterances what the views of
Mr. Voorhees are on the recent action of the
New York clearing house regaiding silver to
ask them of yoa: but 1 should like to know
if he has any plans in this silver business?''
"Yes, he has: but I don't know that I am
at liberty to disclose them. I will say, how
ever, that when this question is again fairly
before the Senate you may expect another of
Mr Voorhees' grand efforts* the data of
which he is now preparing."
"How about secret hard money opposition
That is no joke. The hard-monej peo
ple are working against him heart and soul.
A large amount will be spent, too. I do not
think English, of Indianapolis, has any
thing to do with it, as is often charged. I
look upon August Belmont and Geo. S. Cole,
of sew York, as tbe leaders, and Judge
Martindale and Bill Holloway, of Indian
apoli, as their Indiana took.""
I have my private opinion about that,
but do not care to express it.*'
I may here remark that the figures re
cently given in the Cincinnati Gazette of
eleven members of the legislature who will
oppose Mr. Voorhees are wrong in one mem
ber at least. This is Mr. Briggs, of Sullivan
county. In fa private conversation a few
days since, he told me he could under no
circumstances vote against Mr. Voorhees,
but would Bupport him to the end.
As we neared Terre Haute I arose to put
on my overcoat, inquiring, "Who will be the
Democratic nominee for 1880?" "Judge
The judge's opinions are regarded as of
some value in this region, as, owing to his
personal intimacy with Mr. Voorhees, they
are looked upon as in a certain degree rep
resenting those held by that gentleman.
The judge does not think Mr. Voorhees
will be defeated for the Senate under any
THE NEXT HOUSE.
A Close Review of the SituationDemo
cratic Majority in Any Continaenty, but a
Tie on the Vote by StatesTil* Contest for
Washburn's Seat May Decide the Presi
I New York World.]
The certificate having been awarded to
Mr. Kitchen in the Second Congressional
district of North Carolina, and the election
of Mr. Hull in the Second Florida being
made certain by the Brevard county returns,
the political complexion of the next House
of Representatives is now accurately deter
mined as follows:
California has still to elect four members.
The present delegation from that State is
equally divided, though the Democrats
gamed a member by unseating Pacheco,
who was returned as elected, like Gov. Mor
ton in Massachusetts long ago, by one vote
in a poll of over 38.000. There is a vacancy
in the Twelfth district of New York also,
caused by the death of Mr. Smith, the Ke
pnblican member elect from a district hith
erto Democratic. It will thus be seen that
the Democrats will have a clear major
ity of five over both parties on the
organization of the house, even in the vary
improbable contingency of the Republicans
again carrying Westchester county and of
their making a clean Bweep of aH four of the
California districts. In this we ieae out of
the question the two Nationals from Iowa,
who, as there is good reason to believe, are
trader pleeges to go into the Democratic cau
cus for speaker. Nor do we consider at the
present the contingency of the Iowa delega
tion standing four Democrat* and Nationals
to two Republicans, instead seyen Sepub-
licana to two Nationals, a contingency which
might arise should the November election
be regarded as the legal election and tho
October election passed over. Opinion in
Iowa is divided as to the validity of the Oc
tober contest, even Secretary McOrary hav
ing recommended calling a special summer
session of the legislature to cure any irregu
larities, and two of the Republican Con
gressmen elected in October having pro
cured a re-election November, as not be
ing certain that their previous titles were
With tbe Democrats we include this
list such members as having been elected by
a combination with the NcJtiouald have since
declared their intention of voting with the
Democrats, or are understood to have formed
such an intention. Among these we may
mention Mr. Stevenson, of Illinois Mr.
Lddd, of Maine Mi. Poehlei,of Minnesota
Mr. Smith, of New Jersey and Mr. Wiight,
of Pennsylvania. Mr. Barlow, of Vermont,
though elected,as a National, is only a bolt
ing Bepublican, and will certainly go mto
the Republican caucus, so we have ir-cluded
him in the Republican list. Mr. O'Reilly, of
the Second New York district, is classed as a
Democrat, though elected by Republican aid
over the regular Democratic nominee.
The members classed as Nationals are Mr.
Lowo, of Alabama, who with Radical aid de
feated a Democrat, and is likely to act with
the Republicans Mr. Porsythe, of Illinois,
who beat a Democrat with Republican assist
ance Mr. De La Matyr, of Indiana, who was
elected with Democratic aid, but will go
into neither caucus Messrs. Weaver
and Gillette, of Iowa, sleeted with
Democratic aid, and, it is understood,
pledged to act with the Democrats in organ
izing the House Mr. Murch, of Maine,
elected over the candidates of both parties
Mr. Ford, of Missouri, elected by Republican
help Mr. Russell, of North Carolina, elected
by Republican aid but vehemently anti
Biame: Mr. Yocum, of Pennsylvania, who
beat Curtiu with Republican assistance, and
Mr. Jones, of Texas, elected over a legnlar
Democrat. On the general run of party
questions it is therefore likely that the
Nationals will divide theinselve- between the
There will be a number of contested seats,
some of the cased being of unusual mrpoi t
ance. After an impartial review of tho cir
cumstances we are inclined to say that in
three or four at least of these the claims of
the Democratic contestants will be readily
admitted by an unbiased judge. AA has
been the rulo for many years, both under
Republican and D6mocratic control, the
weight of party prejudice always tends to
give the majority an additional repiesenta
tion, so that when the House has dispjaed
of the contests we may expect to see a con
iderdbly larger Democratic majority--say
s^methm^ over twenty over all.
Fiom the present indications the Statesm
the House, in the event of theie being no
choice of President by the people in 1880,
will give eighteen Democratic votes and
eighteen Republican votes. California hav
ing yet to choose her Representatives, and
a National member elected by Democrats
bat of Republican antecedents holding the
balance of power Indiana. The chances
are decidedly that California will divide
equally, but there are other contingencies
which may alter the situation at any mo
ment. Thus, if Mr. McCabe whould suoceed
in his contest against Mr. Orth in Indiana
the vote of Indiana would be Democratic,
even if Mr. De La Matyr should vote with
the Republicans. Should Mr. Donnelly be
seated in the place of Mr. Washburn in Min
nesota, that State would give a Democratic
vote. And should Mr. Kiug oust Mr. Hazle
tou Wisconsin the Badger State too would
be tied and lost to the Repuolicans. These
slight (rat immensely important changes
would give the Democrats twenty States, the
Republicans having sixteen and* two being
divided. The "American An ir,iliurist" at the West.
One of the ablest and best conducted
journals that comes to our table is the
American Agriculturist, published by the
Orange Judd company, New York. It is a
handsome, profusely illustrated monthly of
over forty pages, and, as its name implies,
is devoted to agriculture and the things
which immediately concern the farm, not
omitting the household, the dairy and the
kitchen garden. It has a very large circula
tion (something over 100,000 among farm
ers, merchants and mechanics, and even pro
fessional men look to it as a guide for the
caro of their homesteads. As an advertising
medium the Agriculturist is without a rival.
JJo nostrums, JIO quack, raedicmes, nothing
deceptive.jin form or substance, is allowed in
its advertising columns. There is scarcely
another journal in all the country, not even
among the "religious press," that is so strict
in its rules as to the character of the adver
tisements taken. This fact alone makes it
extremely valuable to business men. This
conld scarcely fail to be the case, since the
paper is one of the best of its kind in the
country, and has a very large circulation in
the great farming communities of the West.
Indianapolis Daily Sentinel, Woo. lfi.
The Washburn* at Their Old Tricks.
Of course a Washburn wishes to go to
Berlin. There are few places a Washburn
does not want to go, if the appointment is a
fat one, and there are just about enough
Washburns to fill all the fat appointments
within the gift of the administration.
iNew York Star.
Ex-Gov. Washburn has a habit of crawl
ing out of his hole at opportune intervals,
that makes him a very interesting factor in
the Presidential crlculations of his party.
jp? V'l* i^"*'*c''
Jim Anderson is now the city editor of a Ne
It is dangerous business to write a- life of
Goethe. George Henry Lewta wrote one, and
is sow dead. Bayard Taylor is another vie"
Mr. Wheeler sgys that the "Yice-President ia
a mere cipher." That is certainly what they
used to say of hiui when be was running for
Edwin M. Stanton's only sister, Mrs. Wol
cott, the widow of Gen. Wolcott, formerly at
torney general of Ohio, is to have a clerkship
in the war department.
As the Hebrews have declined to receive Mrs.
Stewart'B 8250, the best thing she can do with
that money now is to give it to some young
man who will take it and start morning news
paper in Minneapolis.
The horse on which Gen. Sheridan made his
famous ride from Winchester, and which died
a short time ago, has been skillfully prepared
by a taxidermist, and is now on Governor's
island, where it will be kept.
The Louisiana legislature will elect a suc
cessor to Senator Euatis on Jan. 13, as his term
expires March 4. As Mr. Eostis has done much
good work the Senate, and is very popular,
his re-election is probable.
It JS understood that Grant has been observ
ing the workings of the American tariff very
olosely during his stay abroad, and that he has
found one very objectionable featore of the
systemthe export duty on -vvhiRky.
Mr. Gladstone has a daughter who is famil
iar with the place of every work ia his library
and the run of its contents. When he desires a
reference, she instantly fetches the book need
ed, and points to the passage required.
The time will come when you won't have to
leave the theatre between the acts to go out and
"see a man." Edison is experimenting on
waves of light sent through the telephone, and
says that "before a year I will make you see &
rem a. thousand, miles away."
One man got his money out of tho bU9ted'r
Cincinnati faaak. Says the Covington Com
monmatih John Schroll, circuit clerk of
Gimpb -11 county, deposited 97,000 in Adae's
b^nk eome time age. Yesterday he went to
the bank and demanded his money, at the same
time presenting a pistol at tho cashier's head.
He got the money.
The appropriation of $450,000 to meet a de
ficiency for postal-car bervice wat, duo to tha
extravagance of the postoffiee department and
its unlawful extension of the postal mail ser
vice not less than 45 per cent. The House al
lowed $250,000 extra la-,t wmtei foi this.ser
vice, which would have been ample for th
necessaiy increase of lines under judicious,
A new species of scandal hafe turned up in
England. A lady of rank London undertook
to pay a tradesiran's bill by pieRentin^ his
wife at court, an honor of which she was most
ambitious. At the last moment the chamber
lain found out who she was and refused to re
ceive her. The laay sayt- hhe performed her
part of the condition. Tho tradesman kaa
sued for his bill.
Funeral services were in piogress over the
remains of a joung woman in Pittsburgh, and
among the persons present was the physician
who had attended her Suddenly his wife
dashed iuto the house, approached the coffin,
excitedly declared th it her husband had loved
the dead woman, and threatened to scratch his
eyes out it he dared go nar tho body. She waa
The large increase of population in the South
and West, during the last ten years, will give
those heclions much larfjer representation in
Congress, and it is believed the number of Rep
resentatives in 1882 will be 385, instead of 202.
Tne New England States have suffered quite a
decrease of population. Tho 8outh and West
may. really, have to cat down New England's
representation in a few years.
Miss Callahan, who WJB a pronpor-.us milliner
in Boston, married Patrick Cain, who was a,
lazy loafer. The match was not liked bj the
yonng woman's family, and her brother John,
who was passionately fond of her, brooded
ovei the matter until his hatred of Cain be
oimeamamj. At last he went into the coup
le's bedloom at night shot Cam ioar times as
he lay asleep, and then killedln-niself. Cain is
The rectn biuUl outrage and murder of
little girl at St. Gall, ana the murder of two
ladies their own house by a burglar at Olten,
ftro uicieaning the agitation in Switzerland lor
the leatoiation of capital punishment. Heveral
papers of Gtrman B.titzcrlund threaten that,
unless the federal constitution be modified in
thiB sense, the people will take the punishment
of murderers into then own bands*.
Ilieie has long been a mystery thrown around
the early antecedents of Miss Mary Ann Evans,
better known by her pseudonyme of "George
Ehot." It now appears, from i sketch headed
"Our Native Land," in Mr. \V. Andrew't, Hull
(England) Jl/snllw/y, that she is the danghtei
of the late Mr. Kooert Evans, bailiff to Lord
HOAC and to Sir Ro^er Newdegate, at Cotow,
near Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and siHter Mr*
Isaac P. Evans, who now holds the same posi
"It is charged that Mr. Blaine has. on hand a,
scheme to destroy Grant's chances for the Re
publican nominatu in 18b0. It is to it-con
sider the vote of last session placing Gen.
Grant on the retired list. The motion to re
consider was entered in time by Mr. Teller, at
the request of Mr. Blaine and Don Cameron.
It can be taken up at any t.me and Blaine de
sires to do it when a majonty can be obtained
for the measure. He has to be cautious, for it
is not desnable to make a martyr of Grant.
An order lias been issued by the commis
sioner of patents directing that all patents
shall be dated on the same day on which they
aro delivered from the office, instead of two
weeks pievious, as heretofore. It has been
customary to date letters patent on tlit Tues
day following the Friday on which the final
fee is paid, although Wo weeks elapse before
they issue, during which time the papers are
printed. There will be no patents issued from
December 24th to January 1st.
A letter has jast been put in evidence in a
court in Boston, written when James Buchan
an was President, which probably tells how
near "Old Jeems'' ever came to making love to
a woman. Thr- writer was a lady who kept a
select Bchool in Washington in those sleepy
days before the w^r, and went to the President
to solicit his mflaenco in getting Dupils. Bu
chanan promised to aid. her, walked. V.11& her
to the door, and kissed his hand to her as sho
departed. Nobody ever suspected that Cupid
came so near him as that.
Compulsory education is just now receiving
a good deal of attention in Pennsylvania, and
the State superintendent of pnblic instruction
has prepared the draft of a bill intended to
deal with the question of educating the large
class of destitute and neglected children who
are growing up in ignorance and training for
future crime. The principal features of the
bill are to provide reports as to the number of
children receiving no education for the en
forcement of existing laws in relation to th
employment of children, and for the provision
in each county of homes for friendless chil
dren, to which habitual truants, young va
grants, and children wdo are receiving no edu
cation may be committed by proper officers of
of the law.
Stork Blockade Lifted.
B0ETALO, N. Y., Dec. 25.No market to
day. All stock on the lake Shore road be
tween Paine8ville and Here has arrived. No