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JOJTH. OBJULT, Xdltor.
n, aiWal ' flMi NailmiMl firm
Tbl fftloul Oemocrttlc Commlltco, to
whom ii delegated tho power of tlxlng Itio
Uiat nd pltce of holding tbo National Dc.h
ocrtlc convention ol 1870, have appointed
Tuesday, the. t.vinty-sevtnth day of .lune
next, noon, a the time, and selected St.
LoaU at tua place of holding aueh conven
tion. Each .Slate will he entitled to a represen
tation eiul to double the number ol tin
natorn and representative In the con
gretK of the United Stale; rind the terri
tory of Colorado, wlioie admli!oii In .Inly
an a 8Ute will Klve It a vote In thn next
electoral college, la aUo Invited to tiend del
fgate to the convention.
Democratic, Conservative and other citi
zen ol the United Matt, Irrespective of
pait political woclatloni, desiring to co
operate with the Democratic party In its
present eftort and object", arc cordially In
vlted to Join In fending delegates to the
national convention. Co-operation Is dc
fired from all persons who would cbango
an admlnlstritlon that has suflered the
public credit to become nnd remain inferior
to other and lo-1 favored nations ; lias per
mltted commerce to he taken away by for-
elge powers; hu stilled trade by iinjuid,
unequal and pernicious JcglVatlon ; lias
Imposed unusual taxation and rendored it
most burdensome ; has changed growing
prosperity Into widespread suffering and
want; has squandered the public moneys
recklessly and dcllanUy, nnd iliinclejly
uied the power that should have been .s.vllt
to punish crime, lo protect it.
Kor these and oilier reason the n.itional
Democratic party deem the jitiMli; danger
imminent, and earnestly desirous of secur
ing to our country the bletlng of an
economical, pure and frets government,
cordially Invite tho co-operation of their
fellovr-cttlzciulit the effort ti alta-n tlil
Thomas A. Walker, Alabama.
S. It. Cockrill, Arkana.
Frank McCappin, California.
William H. Uarnum. Connecticut
Charles Ucastcn, Delaware.
Charles E. Dyke, rlorlda.
A. It. Lawton, (Seorgla.
Cyrus II McConulck, Illinois.
Thomas Dowling, Indiana.
M. M. Ham, Jowa.
aac k. r-aion. nansao.
Henry D. McIIcnry, Kettucky.
Uonry D. Ogden. Uulsina.
L. D. M. Bweat, Maine.
A. Leo Knott. Maryland.
WilUam A. Moore. Mlihlgau.
William Locliren, Minnesota.
T. B. Sharps, Mississippi.
Ino. O. Priest, Missouri.
Geo. L. Miller, Nebraska.
Thos. II. Williams, Nevada.
M. V. B. Edgcrly, New Hampshire.
Thco. K. Ktndolpb, New Jersey.
M. W. Hansom, North Carolina.
John U.Thompson, Ohio.
J atnes K. Kelley, Oregon.
James P. Barr. Pennsylvania.
Mlcholaa VanSlyck, Hhode Maud.
Thos. y. Simons, South Carolina.
William B. Bate, Tennessee.
V. 8. Stockdalc, Texts.
John Blair Uoge. West Virginia.
leorge II. Paul, Wisconsin.
Thomas M. Patterson, Colorado.
AUGUSTUS SCHEM., New York,
r'KKURICK O. JL'ltlVCW. VmirlmuH.
secretary National Democratic Com.
WJSIUNGTO.V, February 22, 1870.
Thk ChlcAjfO Itailicay Ilairw, id H
recent oate, says :
Tho estimated i-arnlnjfs of tho Illinois
Central railroad during February were:
1 he actual earnings for tho correspond-
in uiuuui in iaio were, "48l,US0 7t.
Tho Marlon Monitor, like the Cairo (?a
ittle, misrepresents tho Curbondale Dem
erol. After quoting the assertion of the
Democrat that "tho people ore being al
'most Uxcd to deatli in order to pay off
'a gigantic debt piled up by carrying on
'a lanaUcal war waged against the rights
'and local Institutions ot the South," the
Monitor shamefully asserts that "this Is
good Democratic doctrine." The Mont
tor must know that the Democrat did Hot
mean to call the war for tho Union a fana
tical war against the rights of the South ;
and it tho Monitor were as diblngcnous us
It is able It would not conslrue the lan
guage of the Democrat In that way. The
Democrat by the use of tho words "lanatl
cal war" meant the political erusado ol
Iteptibllcaiilsm Mncc the war against the
political rights mid Institutions of the
Southern States. In thU way millions of
dollars have been thrown away, and the
taxes rendered nectary by this expen
dlturc arc tho taxes under which the
Dtmxrai ilm, the imople Hi ug.-llng and
OU AKUl'M CM A.v. wt:ui;i.
The State licijisltr says that it hopes
to sec a "platoon ol delegates from this
State to tho St. Louis convention
which shall really represent the Deiuoo
racy ol the State, a delegation of our
most honest, capable and linn men.
'For the purpose or Insuring tho election
'of meh a deleifatloii
convention which performs the duty of
-"""- man no entirely ouUldc of
'and, If ncceswty u, Kiy h0 abuvc
perplexing uiu mvidlng questions as to
... K .HUU HI UJ oca, uaJl
-u.,eB." inn,,, very weak. The State
iKymcr knows uini wiicihcr the .State
wutcimuii nominates u ticket or t()C8
not, tho same delegation will go t St
Louis. Tho delegation to St. LouU will
be selected by the Congressional districts,
and they will be selected in every
.m.. milium reference to who Is a
candidate for tills or that olllce. Tho
live delegates for the State ut large will
bu named by tho
can truthfully say that the question f
.Z n T . bVlU oU,('cg wl
queitlott: f'Wiio ah&U be tho UeW.i
eig to be nominated for 8tat0mis
wU o JnfluvuoB In a convention
called toippolnt delegates and nominate
wc, mciy win nave an Influence In
convention called for
Hie purpose of
naming delegates only,
MR, HAMTZRM, Vl.VDirATrn.
The Eia-IUinoUan, a ilcpiibllcaii paper
published nl Mnrphyshnrn, says as our
rentier may learn by n wni"l ol nn ar
ticle from that paper, published In
another column that "when .Mr. Oberly
arrived at Washington he found Mr.
'ilnrlzell absent, and during his stay
there of three weeks, .Mr. Ilnrtzcll did
'not appear. Now, tho nuefl-
llon with Oberly Is, what can Cairo get
'out of congress, when the member Irom
'tho district is not there lo ask It? The
'fact Is, Mr. Oberly had up-hill business
in trying ffct nn appropriation with
no congressman to assist him, and he
wants somebody at Washington that
will represent this district In congress as
'well ns at home."
All this does great Injustice In Mr.
HnrlzcU, who was In his seat when Mr.
Oltorly arrived at Washington, and did
not leave It until u week alter. During
that week he did nil he could to aslst Mr.
O. or we should rather say, ho permit
ted Mr. (). to do nil that gentleman could
to nsslst him Inthe work of obtnlnlngnn
appropriation. Little could lie done how
ever, Col. Simpson's report In reference
to the appropriation being In the hands
ol the printer. A day or two nllcrthls
report had been returned Irom the print
ing olllce, Mr. I hirt.ell received by tele
graph the Mid Intelligence that his mother-in-law
was dying, and requesting U
and Mrs. Hartzell's Immediate return to
Chester. Mr. Iliirl.cll could do nothing
but respond to tttN request, and he must
be a very hard-hearted man who can say
the contrary. Wo know that all the stale
Jokes about mothers-in-law may be
brought In here, but they will not injure
Mr. Iliirtzcll. His constituents are ton
Intelligent to permit their representative,
who is laboring in their Interest, to be
slabbed by a jest.
Circumstances over which Mr. II. had
no control, detained him Irom Washing
ton longer than lie Intended to stav.
Tho circumstances were of such a charac
ter that he did not have time to even
communicate with Mr. O. : but that gen
tleman was not, we arc informed, embar
rassed in the least by his absence. Mr.
Hereford, the chairman of the Com
mittee on Commerce, the committee In
charge of Mr. H.'b bill, wus also ab-cnt
all tho time Mr. Hart.ell was, and
longer; Mr. llcagan, the other influential
member ol the cominlttee,was busy all the
time, and n number of other members
were sick too sick to do business. The
foul air of the chamber had probably
overcome -them. If Mr. Hartzcll had
been In Washington during tho time he
was not there, even he could have done
but little in advancing his bill.
Since his return to Washington. Mr.
Hartzcll has, ho Informs us, been active
about the appropriation, nnd that ho will
obtain it we have no doubt. With his
labors lit this bchall we are sntlslled. He
has dono nil he could do.
CI.KAK-IIEADED M'CUHMIt'H .
Wo remember tho sncech made bv Hon,
Cyrus H. MeCormick when, nt the Slier
man House, in Chicago, he called the
Dcmoprntlt. tttatn f.ntrl i.mnmttti.f, In
order in lan. 'in It he stated certain
propositions that may be prolltably pou
dered upon by Democrats everywhere in
this year of grace 1870.
After expressing his .vllllugness to ac
cept any agency, by whatever name
called, to defeat tho Kepubllcan party, he
sam: -n is undeniable that tho Demo
cratlc party stilt remains the most form
'ldable opponent of itepubllcan misrule."
He perceived, very clearly, that It would
be impossible to establish a third party.
He then added :
"Dorlnc fhi. Inf.. uii.tnn r P.
we have witnessed tho discussions which
threatened. Inrninginii tn nnuin -n..
ruptlon m the ranks ol tho Republicans,
linnil lllllf mipatlnn tvlilnl. In .....
ment, Is the all absorbing one ot the day
tho question of llnance. On this ques
tion. Inn. It must nili.,Uf.wl t.n.
, ....... K uw wm.uiuil .IjaW UlllLI
panics nayo uisagrecu. indeed, It can
scarcely be said that on this question any
lino 1 r.. . .
.. i j iino ou mi wen iuuiiii io uirree. i
...... ...I.I. .1. .... .
uuai, iiunuui, 11IUI, Willi 1110 llllllOIS
Democracv. ii rule, as slmnlnnu ir le c.iir
and reasonable, may bo adopted us
the best compromise for all
to meet upon. I refer to
to the platform, upon this question, of
tho National Democratic convention, as
sembled In Baltimore in 1872, and which
was Identical, In words, with tho Liberal
convention nt (!lnilniiiitl In ilu ........
year, vl. : 'That n speedy return to .spe
cie payment is demanded alike by the
highest considerations of commercial
llnrnlllv mill limwiut rmv.icii...... t nl.l..
h.... ..vtlb.. UIVIIIHIVUIt A II 13
was also reaffirmed by thu Illinois De.
mocracy in their last convention, nnd Is,
in fact, the platform on which wu stand
ffV-llllV. Tim iwtlllliltnil ..film i.nnnli.1. I
not essentially different from that ol two
urRviX for u tlopjirturu Irom thu )rii.ciile.s
lllltll t.tl fflflll til ft fsklS IIJ 111 l.ln.t
(i vw " awl V iuii sia ill IllUCty
questions of public policy, the true and
..if. ...... Ill.ll 1.- tn I... t. I.... I...
muu iuuiiii i. in uii JUIIIIM liUl L'UII 1IIU
iwo extremes, mi should thus avoid,
on the ouo hand, tho errors nnd disas-
icroi me auvocaies ot an Irredeemable
liaper currency, whose policy ol Inflation,
t Is reated by many, niunt reMilt in na
t onal dlshuuor; and, on tU! other,
uiu iioucy oi ino.-c who lavor nn
immediate resumption of specie payments
a proposition to bo regarded as
unreasonable, oppressive, and iui
nnictlcable. Such a declaration would bo
biicfaud lo the point.
"On bouie other questions clear and
un efulvocal exprcseions ol opinion arc re
quired of the Democracy. Wo are called
on, as a party, to utter hcntltncnts In rcf
ercneo to tree trade. Without reerve,
we may declare ourselves, us we have al'
ways done, in lavor or the policy ol buy.
Inglnthecbcaicst market nnd selling In
"The contest now luIntr i nir.i h..i.
tho farming Interests, and tho rallronds
and other monopolies, is one to which wo
cannot bo Indifferent. Tho agricultural
""iuuiiii mm uiiijiicMioucii ami griev-
" wrongs to complain of, and the
Democracy should stand pledged to their
Iwtr, however, violating u
S vft,id,'-t, or resorting to tho
barras ?. ,t:t;,Slu.l.rn w"tel '- proved em
Darrasilng In other States.
mint nSv.n'ar ull,ul0" t0 1,10 cxelt-
i '' K I" somo wctlons of the
State, especially In the larger cities, unon
ho question of,ersonal llfierty. o "ttds
mXcreit &?s& ? ??o III,.
r tlnuo 'to do, the lt iX
the citizen, consistent with tho salety of
the States and tho cause ot good govern-
tllant A nri on r a a-, .
economy In tho public sev . ntenml
Improvements by the genera govern'
Kr.l.,,",,,:tn ,f.t'"! B
ana other such Issues, tlie poMllon o the
Democracv hn? tmen uniform, mul nun
these full and elaborate statements nic
only called for in the State convention.'
In his speech nt the opening of the now
rooms oi the Democratic headquarters
nt Chicago, January 8, 1870, Mr. McCor-
micK nt some lengtn rensscrtcd the
opinions set forth above, nnd is now do
lug all he can to mnke them effective
While It Is true that Mr. M. stands upon
the doctrine ot hard money, yet ho has the
sair.icltv to ncrcclvc that resumiitlon be
fore the business interests of the conn try
will permit would be ruinous.
OI R ISrOMPKllRXNIBl.t; NRIUII.
HOK OF T1IK PAIi;CAII HKWN.
We have, much to our regret, offended
our neighbor ol the I'aducah AVum, who
acrts that we relinked him because ol
u tenderness nbont the rebellion which
we suspected htm ol entertaining. "Such
twaddle," he erics In tho gciitlet of
rages, "Is worthier of the Morton nnd
'lllalue school of politics, nnd of the men
'who have not recognized nnd will not
accept the fact that the war the rebel
Hon, If you plcae Is over."
We protest that the Aries does u
great Injustice. We did not intend "an
'underhand lllng at the AVim because of
n supposed tenderness It may
have about the rebellion." Wo did not
intend to "lllng" at the A'fic at nil.
That paper, In n peculiar manner, Indulg.
- i -i i i- ...
ing in uigu-uown ami suigiiiaiiy inui-iii
:iici tii i uvo s siui it"1 iw n
for daring to say that David
Davis ought to Ik nominated for
tlie presidency by the Democratic party
We retorted with an argument to prove
David Davis "a good enough Democrat,"
but wo did not, as wu recollect, lllng the
rebellion at the A'ein. We surely said
nothing that Instilled our neighbor hi
saying to us In reply, that "tlie Irrcprcssl-
'blc Influences which have been nt war
with and hroiurht to bear airalnst the
.. 0 T.
true principles ot jititlce nnd rluht have
'wrought tho necessity, as it were, of
some recognitions which our lathers did
'not provide against; there has been a
'dethronement of truth, we take It, which
miistrlse again proclalmlngaml maintain-
in:! Its power: and witli that abiding trust
'which we repose in the 'divinity which
'shapes our ends' we believe that true
'Democratic principles will yet prevail."
Wo have never attempted to deny all this,
and will not make the attempt now. To
do so would be a work of great difficulty,
Invnlvliifr the neressltv of havlnir It. as 11
preliminary step, translated Into under-
;ta nil aoio JMigllsii. as nearly as, oy a
hop, skip and jump, we can get at our
neighbor's meaning, lie Intends to say
that the Union sentiment of the North,
bearing upon the doctrine of seces
sion and slavery, created the necessity
of recognizing tlie (act that
a State, cannot secede at pleasure and that
all men arc equal before the law. lu this
truth has been dethroned ; but It will rise
again ; and, in the final triumph ol the
Democracy, the old doctrine or State
rights and white supremacy will be once
more esiumisuea. in view oi niesc nicis
In the hope ol n realization ot these
blessings the Democrats must put none
urn. utiie vers in "the true principles
of justice ami right" upon duty, and
David Davis Is not one at these.
It Is Jut possible that our friend ot the
AViim may sav that we have misrepre
sent hlm-that he did not mean to say what
we suppose he meant to say : but how
were wo to get nearer tho truth than wc
have? An editor who writes In language
above ordinary comprehension must pa
tlently endure misrepresentation, or el-e
send n "key" with each copy ot his pa
per to each of his readers.
TUG HUHIAI. OF I'RKII.ItiHATlI
Ferdinand Frclligrath, n irrcat Oer
man poet, was buried, with many lion
ors, in tlie cemetery of Cannstadt, near
Stuttgarth, on the 21st lust. "Frclligrath
was not," says the New Vork Herald.
"a fashionable' poet, particularly ot late
'vears. when national events transpiring
'around him seemed to move his ideal of
Germany further from the reality. Like
'Ilernnger, Indeed, several of his lyrics
'had forced their way into tho talons as
'well as Into the cottages ot the laud.
'His sympathies were undoubtedly with
licrman iiulllcntlon, but It was a union
of peoples and not of bayonets that hu
'longed lor a grand German republic a
widens the teutonic language."
1 he hcarso was followed by great
throng gathered from all parts ot Ger
many, and innumerable literary bodies
were represented either by their mem
bers or rich tlorat gifts. Around tlie
grave were Ludwlg Plan, Otto Mueller.
J. It. Fischer, l'rof. Luhke. Sehinldt.
Weis-cnfeN and many other leaders of
the people's, parly. Carl Mayer, lu the
immeol tho people's party, bade farcwel1
to the dead. "Ills oration," wu tire In
formed by a cable gram, "made a power
ful Imprcsilnu. lie spoke of thu iioef
faithful and devoted labors, and pictured
in glowing eolots how the freedom and
unity of his fatherland had always been
his highest ideal. He called him a man
and n hero, tUin and strong like tho
knotty oaks ol hib Clicruskcnu home ; a
powerful master of his language ; u skill
ful sculptor of new lonns, and a discov
erer of new .ones for German poetry.,
He closed ns follow :
"Oh ! that all laurels with which the
nations of tills earth adorn the brows of
their favorlten were ns pure as his, to
which no drop of blood ever clung!
Then there would coww that springtime
of nations of which ho prophetically
sang, thut sprlngtlmu hi which, his genial
heart believed, when Orient and Occident
would fraternally embrace, and North
and South would dwell together in per
lect harmony, then Gcrmniila would
stand highest among nil nations of the
globe In eternal ideal freedom !
"Hut, however high her eagles may
soar, tho name ol Frclllgrntli will ever
be called unions tho best of her sons.
He Is a genuine ornament of our nation,
a precious Jewell Inthe crown of German
poetry. Farewell, noble and free spirit ;
farewell, our detrest friend, thou friend
or our people, thou sweet singer, thou
majestic Kccr, farewell. As long ns n
German heart beats on this globe, as long I
I as a noble and free soul dwella hcr, thy
memory will he acied to the end of
tiik siTMo.a:aT ahuu.w.i:kt.
The State Jiejisftr, urging two conven
tlons, says thnt the Democrats of Illinois"
In this day nnd generation ol mvestlgnl
Hon committees, should not nominate
a ticket until the tcsnltof such Invest.,
gallons has been made known. Why?
Is tho faultier afraid that wo may nomi
nate n candidate for governor, lor In
stance, nnd be compelled, by Investiga
tions now being made, to take him dowu
again? M it ,,, (0 this, that we
say: "Walt. Let its see who
'is tho next victim of investigation
'beloro we put tip a candidate. Let us
be sure that we have it man lightning
'will not strike." It would really seem
so. Out wo believe there need be
no lear In lllluol. Wu can certainly get
men for the dlllerent lilaces on tin. tleicot
above suspicion ; and by selecting such
men obviate the necessity of waiting un
til the derelonmcnt" of corruntlnn imv
nil lieen made.
TO Ill'll.n A I.KVKi;?
Tho Kra-IlliiioiiaH. hi most roeLlrxv
disregard of tho truth or In tho densest
ignorance, says Cairo Is attempting to In-
uuce congress "io make nn appropriation
v mum ii it-vee urouuu mat city." No
ncrs01, Cllr0 ,ias uvcr ,reallw, of ngk
Ing congress to make nn appropriation
for any sach purpose. Cairo lias a levco
that protects her from floods, and Cairo
can and will maintain that levee, provld.
cu mo government Interferes to prevent
tho clmnncl.ot the Mlsslsslpplrlvcrfrom
wandering nil over the country in this
neighborhood. Cnlro asks no appro
priation for u levee. She asks that
an appropriation that has been recom
mended by government olllcials year after
year, for the Improvement of the Missis
sippi river at tills point, shall ho made.
Cairo docs this, because, in the first place,
being a rlycr city, the Improvement con
templated will bun benefit to her business
by rendering river navigation safer ; and,
n tnc second place, because such an Im
provement will result In locatlnir the
channel, and In this wav furnish Inci
dental protection to our levees and the
site of the city.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
W.isniNOiox, March 20, 187C.
Old Probabilities has had a nlcetlmo of
It this week. We have scolded about him
because ho couldn't ulvo us continuous
weather of any sort, and ho has rtrvemred
himself by seudlng u succession of davs
whoso gloom nnd temperature nnd gen
eral tone ol unlieaUhlulucss was very ex
asperating, i could fancy "Old Prob"
sitting aloft in ills tower and laughing to
utuiK now no paid us for rrumh Inir.
only "Old Prob" is an entirely my
thical personage. His courtier, who
looks for his nod, and translates to mor
tals his decrees, Is a very pleasant gontle
man.nnd has as great a degree of sensibili
ty about the ivi.nili(r ! r -tl. mux mi.
Mouday It sncw and blew and friz,
1 uesday, miserably clear and cold, and
so o-i throughout the week, always keep
ing me com witli variations of rain and
sleet, and one or two gleams of sunshlno
But congress lias gone on Just the same,'
accomplishing, I am sorry to say, but
precious little besides an endless amount
of talking. Mr. Ulalno has again distln-
guisnett iiimseir ns a leader bv usln
weapons ol his own, till his opponents
began to doubt the value ol theirs, and
then as they doubted, ho snatched theirs
from their heads and used them for their
utter defeat and humiliation. There
.ias oeen so much comment
upon the practice ol assessing
Department clerks forclcctloiieerlng pur
poses that any party desiring to Inaugcr-
aie reioruiauoii must say something
auoiu k unu air. uauitield ot Illinois in
troduced a comprehensive bill to prevent
DHDery amonir voters. Mr. niaitinw.i..i
to add an amendment mnkln if It n rvnntil
. . . . " " " r....
oiiense lor anyoouy to use money lu
iiuencing elections. i;ven congressmen
were to be forbidden this nriviwn mi
some congressmen demurred decidedly,
inn mo measure was carried Unally and
liluir.C Chuckled, for ha? ho nnt t.ict
his own private and nartleoinr r..nUn..a
for being delighted. You seo bo i.n.n'r
so much money to spend lu a preslden
tlal campaign as some other candidates.
Ihls bill puts them on an equal footing
u maaes ono laugn a woman's lnni. t
llilnk whatdismay and t,.rror ui,.
ucuion must uavu brought in tim .,nh
of election brokers, who expected such
rich pickings during tho coming season
I'uuuuess tney will at once wt their
narp wits at work todNcoverw ....
hole of escape from its Strict l-mwl..tiws
j lie appropriation bill U oeeunvlm' u
jreai ileal oi auciuiOII. 1 ei iictlnna I,..,...
been made everywhere. Kveryono ol
incso musi navo it's own hid vidimi .in-
bate and In each of these debates e cry
little punctilio of narllanionture i...
must do observed. Oh dear! the days
.uiu HULLS iiiuiiiro wasicu thus, while the
sullcrlng country waits for tho
sorely needed. Mr. Scales, of Xorth
Carolina, made an extremely sensible
speech when he said it would bo much
lietter for gentlemen to obey the rub'.
than to spend so much time talking about
There is one habit in which Mr. lllainc
Indulges which I, almost Intolerable. Ho
seems to think because ho Is acknowledged
adroit and quick, that no ouo else
can fully comprehend much less properly
discuss any question. Hu mint i...
have his "I say so ; when Mr. Foster, of
uiiiu, mi speaking tho oilier day, In
walked Mr. IMulno from some back room,
listened a minute, then springing to his
feet exclaimed: "Will tho gentleman
allow mo a moment?" Of course Mr.
Foster yielded. Mr. iJiano then, with
great unction and authority, made n
point, explaining it ttS if to most Imma
ture minds, while Mr. 1
gusted, for not live minutes before ho had
lowreutno same ground in a sntlsfac
tory manner. Mr. Foster renlleit. n,.
he had already said tho samo thing, and
men Mr. Illnltm bcirirod unrdoii. S.ll'lmr
lie WUSli't thiw! but. of iniii J... Mr. IVis
ter had said It much heilei than he could,
etc. Homebody ought to tench Mr. B.
(hat he Is not iufallhle. In the senate,
they have been talking nbnut the Indian
commissioners, nod also about counting
the electorlal votes. This last topic lu
volves sharp discussion. Stevenson, of
Kentucky, who always talks sensibly ;
Maxcy, of Texas, who always talks ex
Iremely; Thtirmau nnd Withers, each
had his jict views to present, and tlie vice
president pro tern., seems a nuisance
everywhere complicating alt mens
tires nnd puzzling Ihe wise
ones nbont apparently simple matters. A
real vice-president Is quite another; the
present accidental Incumbent U only n
mar-plot. Behind the closed doors of
committee rooms much more Interest
centers than lu the open session of either
house. Spencer is in the hands of his
friends, (politically, I mean, for socially
they would not know Mm), so he will
very likely escape the condemnation he
has go clearly earned. The llelknap cae
still drags Its slow length through bewil
dering tangles ol twisted testimony. The
Mnrshes have returned. We pricked up
our ears for astounding revelations and
no revelations conic. Mr. Marsli hesi
tates nnd prevaricates about statements
ho made most positively a month ago ;
his memory seems badly ntl'cctcd by the
Canadian climate, and Mrs. Marsh doesn't
remember anything worth telllmr. nti
dear ! Isn't It dreadful how lightly oaths
are uttered ; how little the most solemn
assurance nvalls to convince the public
mind. In the face ol Gen. llclknnp's
own statements nud Mr. .Marsh's previ
ous declarations it Is impossible to be
lieve lu him now. It was announced
however, that the commlltco had gained
sufficient knowledge to proceed to im
peachment. Gen. lt.'ihenck- nnv rit ii fnri
plausible story ns to how that famous: let?
ter came Into bis possession, and every
one wants to think it true lieauito tin
gallant general has been such a favorite,
men comes the nttorncv-gcneral whli
another explanation. Isn'tlt disgusting?
Ue wish wc could just rub out all the
mistakes nnd begin over again. Wh.it a
spectacle wc must present to tlie eyes of
huropo! Our boasted America; tlie
memory ot the grand davs of self-rcnect
commanding the respect of ull the
world. Where has It nil L'oni
Another still comes to bo invest
gated. Gen. Schenk Is here nt Worm.
leys waning ins turn. The sea voyage
seems to have been very injurious, afreet
ing Ms liver so that he remilres constnnt
mcuicai care. -Ueautlme Mr. Dnna Is
still tumiiig about the fancied insult to
ins dignity, the! president lias determln
cd to sustain him. and tho old llav
btnto mines her feathers to think so ia
vorlte a child should bo attacked. There
that will do for politics.
Hammond, that extremely muscular
advocate of the gospel, Is Hearing the
close of his sojourn, nnd lie reports
1 believe amazing sheaves. CViuemi a .ion
gout. If one can think of anything splr
ltual while hearing him " " be from
Uiu aneu ;witli whlcli opposltes suggest
cacn oiner. lie lias drawn immcuso
crowds, for the people love the physical
magnetism of crowds and the singing
wiiii us irrepressible enthusiasm was
stirring enough. Then, too, the pleas
ure was n cheap one, costing nothing till
mo nai come around. That ceremony
was never neglected for Hrother Ham-
mond transposes the scriptures and do
ciares inai man cannot live by tho word
ol God alone, he must have bread and
cake too. Let us hope amid the tumult
arm excitement some hearts have been
touched and elevated. At the theatre,
jit. aim airs, tinroncc having "The
Mighty Dollar." Its Irresistible tun, its
initials for phrases. Its palpable lilts have
uccn enjoyed nigiiiy. Tho president
was mere ono night when tho phrase
"i.ei no giuiiy man cscane." w. .i,tf
ly Introduced. At this he laughed n.-nrt
lly.but when some allusion was made to
a "mini term" he was unmistakably nn
noyed. How funny somo of these dramas
of to-day will seem to those who come
after us. Will their follv be emmi
ours? I'll leave vou to think iinm if
An Unjust Assault Upon Mr. Hart
(Miiriih)sboro Kra-Illlnlsn. (Itep.)!
nr. vniiu Jiu'ieun nrin.it un.b t.n.i ....
editorial which bad tho clear party ring ot
"uiimcracy a-jout it. jt very much encour
eu mo nomination of Judire wiiiinm
Josii. Allen for Conirress. Vnw n. io..i i
Mr. Oberly, the editor ol the llulletln, has
been In Washington In (be Interest of Cairo
to try anil have that bodv roakn
prlatlon to build lovecs nround that cltv.
When Mr. Oborly arrived nt Wimhtm.tnn
in- loium mai nr. JIartze was iibnen. i,.,l
. r . .. ... .. n
during his stay there fthren
Hurtzell did not annnnr. Il ... i.. '
attending to liU own private business In
stead of being In Congrc-s, wbcr.etho people
elected lilmtoiroanil scrvn iiiu,.nnaiii.,.,i
Ol whatever complaints could be broiclit
a'-aliiHt .)ud'-o Allen. It
him that ho shirked any duty dovjivlng on
...... wunressman. tic wu always
at his post, and nudu a rnrnnl tliut vili l..u.
him through time. Now, the question with
Oberly is, what can Cairo get out ot Con
grcss when tho member from tho district is
not there to ask It. Tho fact Is, Mr. Oberly
hud an up.hl business h, trying to got an
appropriation, with no CoDgrossuiau to as
sist him, and ho wants Kfiiiii.iin.lv . ie..i.
InU'ton that will represent the dlMrlct in
congress us well as at homoj and "who can
do It hotter than Allen?" , the question
asked by Oberly.
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