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OI.AiSH M STTV.H.
SATURDAY, - - DECEMBER I.
If Colonel Walt.r-on does not look
out for his boom he will timi it is adver?
tising him as a crank
Some enterprising Texans started
?Chinese reform by tying op fifty *
tials by their cues until they gnve np
theil ill-gotten moi
Mahmie is represented is saying that
"General Apathy" li the great factor in
Virginia politic-, and that General Ma
hone even must succumb to that General.
Aeeoonas the advertisements on thc'
Dmit Timi-lill exactly half of tin- pa?
per, we will make our -heel a third larg?
er. And as it looks at present, this will
be done shortly.
That was a terrible illustration of great
Neptune'-, power when Ihe We-tern
land's forecastle was beaten In and crush?
ed, and twenty men killed and wounded
by a single w ave. The force of a sea on
such occasions is owing to a cross wave
when the wind forces the water one way,
and the impetus of another gale has made
t swell in a contrary direction
"The Extradition Treaty with .Japan,
promulgated by the President provides
for the rendition ol criminals charged
with murder, counterfeiting, forgery, cm
?eaalementof public funds, robbery, burg?
lary, perjury, arson, piracy, etc. Bribery
id not included.
"Therefore," says a learned contem?
porary, "if Canada should be reformed as
the American thieves' refuge, aldermen
.and bankers can go to Tokio."
General Haaen, "Old Prob.," propones
te put the Weather Bureau under the
-control of the War Department. General
UarA-'n is a professional warrior, and
knows a chassepot from a javelin; also
the cut of Caracticus.-e's uniform, like a
model major-general; but docs he suppose
that he can put the weather under military
control and cut the wind with his trench?
Does Hazen think that an "oflicial ut?
terance" can melt twenty feet of snow at
flt. Paul, quell a Dakota blizzard, ami ar?
rest a cyclone y
Excuse us, Haaen ; wc have confidence
io your office cat, but deny that you can
order the weather to do otherwise than
the cat prophesies at $6,000 a year for Mr.
Colonel George Williams, historian and
lecturer, has read a paper before the
Second Baptist church of Washington, in
which he says that there is no way of set?
tling the race question politically. Per?
haps thc Colonel is right, if he under?
stands the way in which Alahonc herded
hm colored brethren by the thousand,
blindfolded. But the nut of thc
question has been cracked main
a time, and it means that the
Caucasian is the dominant race for
at least two or three thousand years yet,
and that morbid sentimentality cannot
bell intellectual and physical force We
have the example in India, where the in?
ferior race ruled by a band full of English,
is vastly superior to the colored race in
imerica. Wc want to see the colored
Iretliren get all their rights, but the idea
?f equality is as silly as the morbid fancy
ni Mormanism, or Woman's Suffrage, or
Prohibition, or dress reform to put
women in trousers like Colonel Susan
Anthony and Dr. Mary Walker.
Thc Alexandria Gmcttr says that
"Major Daniel, in a short talk with the
<;<izette,? correspondent at thc Capitol
this morning,reiterated bis opinion that
tho Governor of his State should call an
extra session of Ihe Legislature for the
purpose of definitely fettling thc debt
question of that State at once and for?
ever. The Major says the policy of pro?
crastination is as dangerous in State as in
personal affairs, and that it has been par?
ticularly so in the matlcr of tim debt
question referred to, and that that matter
should be brought to a focus as soon as
Major Daniel has the confldence of thc
people, and besides this he is thc most
popular orator in thc State, and will
doubtless at thc right time advocate thc
Of all others, he is the one to Otter
words of wisdom on the debt settlement,
having organized and led the most
splendid fight that a Siate ever made for
a fair settlement of her debt, when he
brought liMi.ooi) Conservative Democrats
Up in linc against thc Arthur Mahmie
combination and the solid phalanx of
100,000 negroes ordered by the Republican
party and lin- then President to back thc
Major Dani.!, with ihe majority of Ihe
Democratic party in 1883,saw that we
could noi preserve om civilization if Ma
hone beat us again with his platform to
subvert our form of State government;
and wc all were forced, in the face of this
alternative,to try the Riddleberger act.
Thc Democrat- have done all that men
could do, with all the power of the legis?
lative majority, to make tin* Riddleberger
But it is a di ad failure
Now, when wc have the Fed. rai and
Smte Governments, shall we persist in
forcing thc pally upon a policy of repu?
diation, when a fair settlement i- offered?
lt is childish to [nate about the "ene?
mies of the Stat.'," because thc creditors
want their dues, lt ll absurd to try to
fool the people with doctored figures,
Thc last two statements of figures fail to
raise the wind in any quarter. The Stat**,
press does not accept them. Al soon as
there is a general election, thc party that
stands on any such platform will not be
able to muster a corporal's -nani.
Thc schedule in ikes out. the liabilities
more han they really are. What sort of
a policy is that ?
Docs the ??policy" mean by manufac?
turing a larger -how of liabilities io make
an argument for repudiation?
lt really looks like it, unless we have an
" IT WAS I Hi OAT!"
We publish a (lean-cut criticism of
thc Riddleberger hill taken from thc Dit
patch of 1881, and commend it to those
who follow the Diepateh,
But if anybody intends follow ing the
Diepateh, it will have to go far and come
back, for there wcn* people in issi list?
ening to the DiepatcKt ringing Tallyho ai
it barked on the hunt against the Kiddle
Ami now it ha- caught the IPddlcber
ger bill, and is trying to deodorize the
animal and make it a pet, swearing that
it is a tortoise-shell cat and not a skunk,
as President Lincoln, of blessed memory,
said of the Illinois fanner wlm lamed
nu: man FOB BTJLOABIA.
The candidature of (''Donohue for the
Bulgarian throne i- booming among the
local politicians. Their \ lews, given
where, will be read with lively interest.
There is variety in theil reasons, but
unanimity mark- their conclusions.
By all nnans Iel Joseph be crowned.
( True, he will be iiii-scd here. But, in the
expressive language of Tun Campbell, we
must "give thc President a chance."?N.
\\ e are Informed from Wa-hii
that an opinion prevails there to the
effect that our respected friend Col. Puf?
fin is thc coming man, and that the Sc
bran je, after du.* consideration, feel con?
vinced that he is the one person who can
deepen thc channel of their river and
float the public di ht.
The King of tayar went to war to
blackmail thc town of St. Loni-, Sci
Africa. A con-ul appealed to thc French
troops, as the town is under French pro?
tection, and the result was that, after a
terrific melodramatic sword combat be?
tween thc King find a French lieutenant,
the King was taken back to his native
jungle dead; which shows thc u.-c ol' hav?
ing good consuls.
The Duke of Marlborough,when called
as a witness in the Campbell divorce i isa,
was very cool and serene, and "Great
Blenheim's descendant was as cool as his
illustrious ancestor when he met the ene?
my in battle."
A learned authority on the weather ex?
plains at length that the Budden cold
waves and blizzard*-, do not indicate at
thia sear-on anything conclusive about thc
character of the winter.
There is'generally a November cold
wave, which this time was delayed aad
i carried over Into December, and that is
all thc meaning that the present spell
?PBCIAL AMI) PB-U-OMA-L
Mrs. Sally Kelly, "Hard of Shanty
Hill," baa -Onie down to Washington to
be a candidate for Poet Laureate.
a ribald New York paper quotes the
Philadelphia Times to show that tbe
?Quaker village is full of gamblers and
Congressman Tim Campbell made a
speech to the Oriental Club. Eighth dla*
trict. New York. He declared that he
wore no man's collar. Qood for Tim, but
lie will never hear the last of il.
We wonder if Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood
would have refused to run again for
President, if Miss Sadie Allen hadn't I
Boa ed through the Nlagra rapids. What
has IL Iva done that could bc compared
with Miss Allen's triumph ??New York
Mr. Robert Garrett, president of the
Baltimore and ohio Railroad Company,
is complimented in a **rraceful paragraph
that is going the rounds of the papers.
li. i- b eui it-man ol' lin*' social qualities,
and makes ii a Blending rule tO he!;* all
charities and ail enterprises In Baltimore
thal are entitled to the tribute of a public- ,
spirited eil Izen.
Mr. .lames Bell bas a new yacht called
the "Thistle," built on the clyde for the
purpose ..1' winning back the lamons
America cup, and l_e owner will
I challenge the Nea Vork Yacht club to a
match to de.-ide th.- ownership of the cup.
We take it :..; ranted thai the enter?
prising V.uL.. c a il! lind out w hal -url ol
a boa! thc Thistle will bc, and will have
one made that can beat her.
lur-ch-Madi sang in Aida at Si. Louis
.rn We.Im sday nignt in spite of a grand
kick she made against thc management
for presuming to s.-t thc stage on Mon?
day night in any manner but her own.
This kick ol Madame Purach-Madi is not
as disastrous, however, to thc management
as that of the ballet which they perform
in the ' ntre octet io gay music, am! against
which the Evangelical Alliance has in?
augurated a crusade
The Sun has at la-t found one word of
(.raise for thc President " Ile is now on
thc right track," because h*- has removed
the treat herons Stone. Hut before the
President cali drain SO cheering a stirrup
cup, our dazzling contemporary is ol. on
its spavined old Paa-Electric bobbj
terlng dust and dirt over the man it pre?
tended to pledge \ V. Star.
FOBEIOM MAN** MIMI ll INT.
Centra! Kaulbars bas arrived in St.
Thc International Cable conference has
met at Lari's.
The notorious Nihilist HachniutolT has
died at Budapeat.
Snowstorms prevail in Lister, Ireland,
and Devonshire, England.
Herr Manser has contracted to furnish
Turkey willi 300,000 repeating rifles.
The Bulgarian deputation has started
on its tour ol' thc European capitals.
Mgr. Straiiiero has been appointed spe?
cial envoy of the Vatican in London.
In the Campbell divorce case Thurs?
day, several witnesses testified for the de?
The proposed < lerman naval demoaatra
' lion at Zanzibar, it is said, has the assent
Thc offering of bouquets to actresses
in thc imperial theatres of Vienna has
Pirates at Hakol are reported to have
massacred two int. rpreten iud twelve
The German progressists have decided
'... .1. mam! a military trleanate (nab 11 of
Fire in .Berlin Thursday damaged tbe
new baildiag of Ihe New Voik Life
In-Maii. c (lompany,
it is rumored that the Standard Oil
Company i- about to gain control of the
Russian Naphtha Company.
At the request of Spain,Oermany haa
abandoned th.- proposal to establish a
naval station al th* Caroline Islands.
Au iron lower 440 feet high will bc
tn .ted at thc top of Oxford street. Lon?
don, to commemorate theQaeea'i jubilee.
Negotiation! have been renewed for a
special treaty to regulate trade between
1 the United States and the Spanish W. st
The German finance minister haa of?
: feoded brokers by Charg.Bg them with
defrauding thc revenue Ly means of false
The attorney-general of ireland dc
claret that the government has bo right
to arrest men for acting in the capacity
of tenants' trustees.
Dr. Colin read a j.aper in Paris Thurs?
day showing that M. Pasteur's treatment
had not diminished the annual average of
deaths from hydrophobia.
Maggie '<ruei snd Maggie MePermott, of
Chicago, have caused the arrest ol "Chet"
Smith,a theatrical agent, whom they charge
willi ti Kauring young giru to j..in theatrical
com-iunii'H uinl Bending them to munni/ camps
In wisconsin to lead 11 \. -. < ? t shaine.
-_. THK RIDDLEBEItGBK BILL
Ai Viewed hy the *'DIi?p?tch."
[Dispatch of Septomlier ls, issi.]
Thc Whin totally mlnaj-prfhendH the Minne
sotaeaee. The Chicago TrlhuDf tells tho truth
concern inf* that decision ns follow- :
"The Supreme Court of Minnesota has re?
cent Iv maue a decision for which it is entitled
to universal thanks. That State contracted a
debt nome twenty B vc years annand Issued its
(..lids therefor. Subsequently, niter paying
Interest thereon tor a few jems, a technical i
objection to the validity of the bonds was ms '
covered and paymenl of Interest wm stopped, j
There waa never any serious difficulty bs to the
merita of the debt, fl was justly and honestly *
due hut the weakness which induces men to j
avoid honi ?t payment upon *i legal quibble wa-*-1
too strong In the then infant State,and Minni
sots eras permitted to take a place among the i
repudiating Stacee. By way ol clinching this
repudiation an amendment was made to the,
Sfnt. Constitution, prohibiting any legislation
looking lo the payment of the debt unless the
law tor that purpose was submitted to a vote
of the people, and was approved by them.
"Some rears later a hill authorizing the pay
mont of three bonds at the reasonable terms
offered by the holdei i was submitted to a vote ,
of tin people, and the tail waa voted down.
At the last session ot the Legislature the credi
ton, who have become impoverished by tbe
bad faith of the State, offered to accept what'
would be about SO per cent, ol tin debt, and
the Legislature passed a law submitting the
ac., ptanee of this offer t" a voteof tbe people,
subject, however, to a preliminary submlsalon
to tne courts of the question whether thle law.
even If ratified by a rote oi the people, would
"The court bas manfully and bravely met
this question. i? bas decided thai in Issuing
thc honda the Stati had entered Into a con
traci io pa) them according to their t< aor,and
that theamcndmenl to the State Constitution
waa in violation of the National Constitution,
which ? any impairment on contracts,
and was, then fore, void, The Constitutional
Amendment wh - providing
i. ,|* ni. ? -.ii a. -i I*, mus dependent on
it i approval b) a voteof the people was there
'!'ti;ii'- ju I ** hal ?? ould bi di elded In a
under the Hld I bill nami Ij. that in
"i suing her bonds Virginia had entered into a
ca i n. u- r to i ay them according to their tenor,"
and therefore that said bill ls In violation ol
nu- national Constitution, which prohibit
Imp'Ui ni. ni ol contracts, and ia
vol I." " H ? lai b blob n
? ' '* * '. UK Di Of thi Se hold.- '|e|.i ll,!i*nt
on its approval by a vote ol the people is
th -i* I."
The Philadelphia :
organ, and a paper on which F. A. Burr lu
ployed the same Hun* who came to Virginia
.11 I--" .iii-i tried to withdraw the Garfield elec
tomi i icki t in I lie Interest of th
ti iii', i li ki t undi i stands tin- M n tai ase.
|i 11croll - j
"In 1867 Minnesota, then
Its bonds to the amount ol 12,275,000 to promote
onstructioi ll roads through its
sparsely-settled lands. * nMtutional
amend nu ni (vasa lopti I In 18S0 j roviding i hat
any pi i iposil li >n looking to the pas tnent i ?'
deo! should first be submitted to the people
for approval. ' I isl winter the discour
aged in 'litoi - oi*, red to take flftj i ents ?
dollar, and the Legialati I a law sub
mit ting tbe acceptance ol their < (Ter to a vote
ot the !*??' pie, Bubject, however, toa prelim I
lubmission to the conn- on the qui ?
of n- con -i Itutioualit).
"The Supreme I *
cently passed upon t ho question. ' 11
cides thal the amendment to the State Co
t uti<m. which saj*s that no law 'pro'
thi i lyment ol the railroad bondsshalltake
effi. i uni ii approved by the pi opie,
a.s Impairing ii,* on <>1 a i onlrai
trary to the ? rohibition of the national Ci
tut ion. This decision leaves the Wai clear for
the Legislature t" make provis!, ns for the i
nu nt of the debt whenever it shall -ummon up
sufficient \ ii t ue to do so."
"lt ls simply pn p. -t.-ron- to deduce from
that judgracnl the principle that legislatures
may not of their own accord submit to the vi n
..I the people anything thej choose which is
nol in fl jell um onstitul ional."
,iu-t so : "an) i hil ? iii- not in itself un
constitutional.*1 Hm that1 the yerj point.
The Riddleberger bill i- in Itself unconstitu
Monal. Its authors are af raid to allow lt to be
named 11 p..ii lu the Supreme Court of Appeals.
They have, thi n rti d in it an uncoil
uti tut ional provision vainly attempting to de
privethat Iii*"!! tribunal of its constitutional
jurisdiction. We doubt ii there is even a Re
adjustei .judge In Virginia who would nol pro
nounce the Riddleberger bill unconstitutional
If it v. fore him and he were com
pelted to decide the case. The repudiation ol
47 i * r cent. < I the consol bondsand 33 percent. ?
of the peelers ls certainly unconstitutional.
There can be no doubt np.ni this point. These
unconstitutional provisions arr to be submit?
ted to a vote of the people. Clearh the Min
nesotadecision covers the ease. Then- i- no
room for doubt.
The Whig -ass :
"Curious to say, the Minnesota
Mcally sustains the complete repudiation ot
The Whig is entirely wrong. The court de?
cided, od the contrary, aa follows (we quote
"First, thal tbe constitutional amendment
of I860 requiring the question of the pay ment
ot the railroad bonds to be submitted to the
people ? ? is VOW because it impairs
the obligaMon of the coatract between the
and the bondholders."
What could be plainer'.' rnstead of sustain
ing "the com] i'-ii repudiation <*t tbe bt
. ision plot, eta these bonds because they
constitute a "contract hi tween the State and
. ' Tin Times also sa-, - ?
"The decision * * is regarded as a victory
forth* debi paying forty seven."
All the join nai- iii tin* United States which
have spoken of the case have, so tar as their
irl .- have con,.- under our notice, treated
? Ision as one manifestly in favor of pay
lng the debt. Read again the quotations above
given from the Chicago Tribune and the Lin la
dolphin Press, Read also again the following
from 1 . ? Tune- :
"Thi >!' tho Supreme Court of Min
nesota in relation to the debi of that SI
important, not onl) because of its local el
bul becausei f the broad prim Iple lt emin
, which is applicable to every act of in
. lon, legislative or constitutional, adopt
i d In ?
Bu! r blunders all through Its article.
un !? i-t,u. I- the decision, ? on In
llowing -t> lc:
"Tl ii ls no hint anywhere In the decision
tl .ii a constitute na! provision requiring such
which did not nt thc -.ame Mme ?i
or repudiate the debt, would be unconstitu
? ' it. m like case, a Legislature
might not at its own discretion submit any ot
its acta for popular ratification ion.
Certainly riot. Hut the Riddleberger bill
"repudiate" the debt of Virginia 17 per
. * m. ol tne pi mi.?ipa; ol tbe c .ns.,] bonds, and
nearly three fourths of Ihe interest. It does
repudiate 47n dollars of every h??i dollar Ci .nd.
hu.I a dollars and ten cents of even sixty do!
interest. Ch arly such a hill is uncon
nai undi r tho Minnesota decision.
Then an honesl Readjuster*. They sin
cerel) desire the put.in- debt question to be
taken oul of politics. If they are allowed to
ne to suppose that the Riddleberger bill
will accomplish that end, they may vote the
Readjuster ticket "Just this one tune." nm
, I alfi :ii" lose any true Democrats this
year on an; such Issue. See to lt, therefore,
that you ex] ?e that bill. All you have to do
in order to see it- enormities ia to read lt.
Speak 'or Daniel, Barbour, and McKinney,
and. If possible, Induce every friend of real
n ad ii-l iiii-nt to \o|i* tor them.
A. Li/zi.M. .lu. Liiank i\ Bunna.
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