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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 20. 178.
The Congressional recess will extend
horn Di r. 21 to Jan. fith.
Wade Hampton lost h leg, but ho got
the U. S. Senator shin nil the same.
Hi sumption resumes. Greenbacks sold
lor gold lit par in New York, Tuesday
two weeks ahead ol time.
Idl men tire described by William Win
dom as the Devil's reserves. Irom which
lie is constantly drawing reorulls.
It is not the White House but the Asia
attic that General Grant is making fur
j 1st now, savs the Courier-Journal.
The Sugar Importers are making a
!.tir. it it will result in a reduction t the
sweet things ol lile, we shall bid it God
The editor of the Detroit Free Press,
desiring to compliment Mr. Tilden as the
"Old Guard ol the Democracy," was
.somewhat slat tied to read it in print, "the
Old Gourd ot the Democracy." He
buihd'd better than he knew.
A gentleman who has traveled over the
Stute considerably since the election, and
who has conversed with many ol the lead
ing politicians ol North Missouri, gives it
as his jtidgmtnt that the Greenbackers in
the Legislature, nearly to a man, will
support "Charlie Hardin" for United
States Senator. This will doubtless be
another good reason lor their exclusion
Irom the Democratic caucus.
It is estimated, says Senator Windom,
that there are probably two million idle
people in this country who would gladly
work. The material losses that result
Irom this cause are enormous, to say noth
ing of the demoralization and suffering
that accompany it. These two million
of people are capable of earning $2,000,
000 daily. Every day they remain idle
entails a loss upon the nation equal to the
most disastrous period ol the war.
St. Louis narrowly escaped a serious
cor.fl igration list Tuesday night. Near
9 o'clock a lire started on Ffth street in
the very heart ol the ci;y. One immense
live story building, Powell's carpet house,
was burned to the ground, and Jaccard's
building, so well known to every St.
l.ouis visitor, was considerably scorched.
The super-human exertions ot the firo de
partment there arrested the progress of
the 11 lines, and saved a goodly portion of
the city Irom destruction.
The St. Louis evening paper troubles
have come to a head, as follows: "The
6t. Louis Post and Dispatch.1' It would
seem Irom appearances that the result has
been accomplished by the absorption of
the Lispatch in the Post. The Iranchises
of the Lispatch may have been of some
value to the Post, otherwise the profit of
the arrangement is not discernible. The
Post had established itselt as a most valu
able paper, but it by its new arrangement
it takes on any of the characteristics ol
the Dispatch, it wiil lose cast and stand
ing and all else that it has gained in a
f hort time. We trust the Post will main
tain its past individuality, and wish it a
world of success.
We do not think an investigation
under the Blaine resolution will contrib
ute anything to our knowledge ot the
manner in which the Democratic party
lias recovered ascendency in the South.
Lost as that ascendency was in the hour
ot the defeat and the downfall ol the
Confederacy, alter a briet struggle, the
party has recovered it, and, with it its
old power of control in the affairs of the
nation. Ol the shameful character ot that
struggle and its disgracetul details the
newspapers ot the land have given us a
taithtul chronicle. Not only as a measure
ot justice, but as an instrument ot self de
fence, were the colored men of the South
invested with political rights and intrusted
with the ballot P At the same time ii was
not unexpected that the race thus eleva
ted to the dignity and responsibility of
oitizenship would prove powerful allies of
the Republican party in its contest for
continued supremacy in the control ol the
government. Constituting more than two
filths ol the population of the contederacy,
the investment ol the race with political
privileges and power was regarded as
sufficient provision lor its own safety and
Republican ascendency. But against the
fraud, violence and brutality of the white
leaguers the race has proved its inability
to cope, and no amount ot investigation
can make the publio realization ot the
fact more emphatic than it already is.
We agree, furthermore, with Mr. Thur
nun, that, were an investigation necessa
ry, the remaining session of the present
C ingress is ot too short duration lor its
Hut whv investigate P Is nol the record
ot the hu see political wrong complete P
Does it not stand admitted P Is it not
only admitted but justified by Northern as
well as Southern Democracy P What
Democrat is truo to the precepts of his
party who does not denounce as an out
rugu the admission of the colored race to
equal political rights and privileges in the
South, where, in six states of the Union,
that have thirty six representatives in
Congress, they are the most numerous
class. What Democrat forgets to affirm
on any and all occasions that this is a
"while man's government," especially, il
he be an aspirant to the Uniied States
Senate Irom Missouri?
The truth is, the record ol the wrong is
complete and admitted. Mr. Lamar calls
it a "phenomenon" that is brought about
by an agency which "intelligence, and
virtue, and s.igicity, and other cvklcncics
ot civilization, always bring upon classes
that are ignorant and debased." But this
does not change the aspect ot the political
wrong. It admits it and attempts its jm
tilication, leaving only to be considered
the remedy that remains, and its enforce
ment, and to this the Congress, without
the delay and formality ol an investiga
tion, should address itself.
Ia his remark, upon the subject, Mr.
Blaine called the attention of Cougres and
the country very torcibly to the remedy
the constitution provides. It is that for
the abridgement of the political rights ot
the citizens ot a state the representation
ot the people ol such state shall be re
duced in the proportion that the eit z;ns
whose rights are abridged bear3 to the
whole number of the citizens ol such state.
The constitution thus provides a plain
and explicit remedy. But how shall it be
enforced P Until this is determined the
uselessness ot an investigation into this
political wrong and of the provision of the
constitution prescribing the penalty ol it
alike, is apparent. "What are you going
to do about it P' and "how you going to
do it?' are, inappropriately enough, how
ever, first to be met and answered.
Is it not a fact that the power to cor
rect the evil can be expected Irom no
other source than a Republican Congress ?
MORE DEMOCRATIC ADMISSIONS.
The Sun, the most rabid Democratic
paper in New York City, makes the fol
lowing damaging admissions la regard
to South Carolina:
The testimony proves beyond a reason
able doubt that frauds of great extent
were committed by the South Carolina
Democrats at the polls on the 5th ot No
vember. In that State there may be, and
probably is, a legitimate Democratic ma
jority on a fair vote. The avowed ob
ject ot the late campaign was to swell the
majority to the largest number possible
by any means, and to wipe out ol exis
tence forever the hope, heart, and organi
zation of the Republican party in that
State. That is what Wade Hampton calls
"Redeeming South Carolina." He gave
the key-note early in the canyass, when
he b a-ued.that every Congressional dis
trict would be carried. His red-coated
riders bore the instructions into everv
township and hamlet. The ballot-box
st u tiers consummated the work on elec
Senator Edmunds' bill regulating the
manner ot electing Presidents, has passed
tho Senate, and in all probability will
pass the House.
It provides that the Presidential election
shall be on the first Tuesday in October,
and that the electors shall meet on the
second Monday in January. The interval
of three months is thought to be sufficient
for the judicial settlement within each
Stale of all the questions that may arise
as to the validity of the result. The deter
mination fixed upon in each State shall be
final and conclusive. When Congress comes
to count the vote on the 2nd Monday
of February, the bill provides that it shall
require the concurrence ot both houses to
reject the vote ot a State which presents
but a single return, or to accept the vote
of a Stale which presents more than ore
return. This resmbles Senator Morion's
bill, which came so near passing a lew
Fat Man It educed 50 Pounds.
Mr. Chas. R. Dankortii, 91 Main St.,
Buffalo, writes as follows: "To The
Pkopwetoks of Allan's Anti Fat :
Gentlemen Some three months since I
commenced the use of Allan's Anti-Fat.
The first week I lost two and one-quarter
pounds; the second week two pounds;
the third week three and one-halt bounds ;
and the tourlb week nearly three and
three-quarter pounds. In about the above
ratio, my weight decreased until I had
lost 50 pounds. I now weigh 155 pounds,
and leel healthy and strong.
BUFFALO N. ., June 2ith, 1878.
Gentlemen Yours received. My loss
ol flesh has been permanent to date.
Yours, C. It. D.
Corporal Noonan, ol the 7th Cavalry,
whose "wife" died some weeks ago, com
mitted suicide it. one ol the stables ol the
lower garrison Saturday. It was repotted
some days ego that he had deserted, but
no one this side of the river had seen him.
It now appears that the man had kept
himself out of the way as well as he could
for several days. His comrades had given
him a sort of cold shake since tho return
ol the regiment Irom the chase Bfter the
Sioux, and this, and the shame that tell
on him in the discovery ol his wile's sex,
undermined his desire lor existence, and
he crawled away lonely and forsaken and
blew out the lile that promised nothing
but intamy and disgrace.
The suicide was committed with a pis
tol, and Noonan shot himself through the
heart. The affair created almost as in
tense excitement at the post as did the
announcement of the death of Mrs. Noon
an, bu' there was a sigh ot relief on the
corporate lips ! the 7th Cavalry when its
members heard that Noonan by his own
hand had relieved the regiment of the
odium which the man's presence cast up
Thursday afternoon a reporter for the
Tribune interviewed Noonan upon the
unfortunate relations between himself and
the man who represented himself as
"When I married her, sir," said Noon
an, earnestly, "I believed her to be a
w nian, and I never knew to the contrary
until 1 heard ot the post mortem "
"Aro you prepared to say, Noonan, that
during your marital expel ience vou never
dreamed of what the medical officers dis
"I mean just that. I dare not say that
the medical officers wero wrong, but 1
know that I am right, and I know that
my wile was a woman. There is some
teriiiild mystery about this thing that I
can't understand. She had acted as
midwife and doctress here' at the Post.
She was trusted and respected by a large
number ot people, and I can only think
she must have done something terribly
wrong which demanded a disguise of her
sex by the diagnosing physicians."
"But her wrong must have been to one
ot her supposed sex. audi can't undei-
stand how the ulteration could benefit
"Nor I. There is something dark and
something terrible about this thing.
Where it will end I don't know. I am
but a sergeant, while those in control of
this thing stand lar above me in rank.
They can pronounce her man, woman,
God or devil, as they see fit, but I am
doomed to the inlamy and can find no re
liel. As Almighty God is my judge, my
wife was a woman, and I care nothing for
post mortem examinations to the contrary.
Why I tell you. sir, she at one time had
an abortion procured upon her."
"Sergeant," are you lying to me, or
telling me the truth P"
"The truth, so help mo God. I will
swear betore my Maker that she was a
woman. But I can't tell what could have
induced this concealment ot her sex. I
can't understand how she came to die.
There is something beyond my wife's
grave that must be settled at some time,
and there will be a time when the mys
toary will be cleared up. It may not be
in your lifetime or mine, but I tell you,
sir, the woman has been strangely
wronged, and were I in a position to clear
the thing up, I would defy the world to
prove that she was not a woman."
Such earnestness in facing the grave is
entitled to weight. While Noonan spoke,
the shadow ot death was in his eyes.
There was something which awed the re
porter. Noonan is dead. If a liar, he is damned.
If he has told the truth, there is a fearful
mystery somewhere. Bismarck Tribune.
The hand that rocks the cradle, is the
hand that moves the earth. Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup is the best remedy for all
complaints children are subject to, such
as Dysentery, Diarrhoei, Summer Com
print, Wind Colic, etc. Price 25 cents.
The False "Worship of Women.
No doubt there are hundred ot sensible
women who take all these things tor what
they are worth ; but there are thousands
who do not, and can we blame them.
Instead of treating them as our equals,
we have done the best we can to make
spoiled children of them in the days ot
their youth and beauty, leaving to them
the task of finding out in later life how
hollow the mockeiy has beeu. What
wonder if some ot them rebel P What
wonder il the young married woman
seeks in the ball-room or elsewhere a
renewal of the adoration which she has
been taught to consider her due, ,but
which her husband has ceased to pay P
The one chief huit ot hypocrisy in one is
untruthfulness in others. We have pro
fessed to treat all faults as venial in wo
men except one. We have talked about
lips "that were so sweetly frsworn," and
have made lor ourselves a code of moral
ity concerning "lover's perjuries" and
have set the whole relations between man
and woman on so artificial a basis that it
is the hardest thing in the world tor a
woman to be truthful, and too common
thing lor her to see no harm in being de
ceitful. Ot course, wo ao not allude to
anything so coarse and clumsy as lying,
but an adept in the art ot deceit seldom
descends to anything so inartistic. To
cajole by pretense of tavors to which a
fictitious value is certain to be attached is
a much higher branch of the art. From
the London Examiner.
A good nurse is a blessing to every
family, and all sensible nurses recommend
that innocent but effectual remedy tor all
the pains and ills that betall a baby Dr.
Bu l's Baby Syrup. Prlco 25 cents.
E0U. JL. S. STEPHENS,
The (treat Statesman of the South, says: ''I
Imve uied Durang's Rbeumaiio Kemedy for
Kbeumatism with frreat benefit." It is a post
live cure. Send for circular to Ilelphenstlne
& Bentley, Druggists, Vabingtoi. D. C. ; or
ask your Druggist for it. OutlwSm.
A Female Horse Thief In Jail.
Crime, like all else, has its wonders,
and its latest development in this city is a
female horse thief. She was brought in
and consigned to our county jail last night
by Mr. Win, Silvey, of Duroc, and Nat.
Parberry, who lives a lew miles south of
the city. It is
A STliANCiE STORY,
and this is how they tell their side of it:
Amanda Huntiicut lives with Jno. Griffin,
who she claims is her husband, but this is
denied by Mr. Griffin, who only claims
that he is engaged to her. She told her
intended that she owned 120 acres of land
near Duroc, and left on December the
5th to go down and attend to it. On her
arrival in the neighborhood of Duroc, that
same day, she went to the stable ot Mr.
Wm. Silvey and stole two mules, a mare
and a bi idle and saddle, and proceeded to
Cole Camp, where she snccieded in sell
ing the two mules to Henry Munkin, a
saloon keeper of that place, for $35 00,
and with the mare started in a westerly
course until she struck the house ot r.
Mose Mitchell where she offered the mare
for sale. Mr. Mitchell traded her bacon,
wheat and $15 in money for the animal,
but tearing that something was wrong in
the matter pos'poned paying the bill for
several days, hoping to find out if her
title was all right, while Amanda Hunicut
went I ark to her home in Georgetown.
She told Griffin about her speculations,
accounting lor her possession ol the mare
and mules by claiming to have disposed
ol her real estate, and yesterday they
started out together to Mr. Mitchells' to
get the money and provisions.
In the meantime, however, Mr. Silyey
had not been idle, but had followed in
her course and recovered all his property
and had just left Mr. Mitchell's when he
met Griffin and the woman on their way
to his house. Tho meeting occurred with
in two miles ol Mitchell's house, and then
and there Mr. Silvey arrested them both
and brought them to this city where they
were lodged in secure apartments, a till
charges brought against them belore
'Squire C.ark, who took up their exarni
nation to day.
Griflia was discharged as no evidence
could be produced showing him to be a
party to the theft, but Mrs. Hunnicui was
committed to jail in default ot $1,000
Mrs. Hunicut states that she is thirty
years of age although she is probably
older, and evidently ot Irish extraction,
with a tali, raw-bone figure, and a coun
tenance anything but prepossessing.
Her previous history shows that her
e has not been unmarked by events that
were the direct results ot her want ot
rinciple. A few months ago she was
living in Duroc and stole a number of
dress patterns from one ot her neighbors.
Mr. Silvey then told her it was a peniten
tiary offense, and she had better leave.
Sho did so, and next appeared in a Ger
man settlement a few miles westot Duroc.
Here she abstracted a number of hams'
Irom a larmer, who succeeded in finding
his property and then-treated her to a
Mrs. II., who is a basket maker by
occupation, did not even yet bethink her
self of her trade, and what an honest sup
port it would yield, but next appeared in
the arena in the character ot horsethiet.
She has probably stolen the last horse
until after her term ia the. State prison
shall have expired.
Wheat In Chicago.
Various rumors are afloat in the stock
market about the tactics to be employed
by Mr. Keene in getting rid ot bis wheat.
Mr. Keene has been credited with consid
erable' influence ever the management of
one or two ot the trunk lines connecting
Chicago with the seaboard. If he can
use this influence to procure a real or ap
parent quarrel between the roads, and a
cutting ot rates, it is easy to see how he
could market his wheat in New York or
Liyerpool at a handsome profit, without
any rise in price or without attempting a
corner. This kind of deal is nothing new.
It was a favorite one with James Fisk,
Jr., when ho was running the Erie road.
To carry it out successfully requires only
the compliance or complicity of a railroad
manager. The evidence that schedule
rates are being slaughtered between Chi
cago and Liverpool confirms this view.
Keene is reported to have made engage
ments tor 1,500 car loads of wheat to
New York from Chicago for January, at
a discouut of over 50 per cent. Chicago
II wo the Little Three Got In.
The unaccountable appearance ot three
Republicans in the South Carolina legis
lature is explained at last. Ten thousand
tissue ballots were shipped Irom Charles
ton for Beaulort county, but the boat
which bore them ran on a sand bar, and
did not arrive till alter the election. In
this way "negro ignorance" was enabled
to triumph over "white intelligence and
experience," and send three men to the
Legislature. It is the one blemish on the
bulldozer's reform escutcheon.
Lepuosy in Louisiana. Some twenty
years ago a persou attacked with the
horrible disease ot leprosy settled on the
lower portion ot Bayou Latourche. Now
there is said to be 50 lepers in Lalourche.
Il is becoming a very serious matter to
the resideuts in this part ol the State, and
we call upon the Legislature to eradicate
the disease. There was one case in this
town, but 'he yellow fever banished it.
From the Thibodoux (La ) Sentinel.
Thirtv-four years of constantly increas
ing use have established a reputation for
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup second to no
similar preparation. Il relieves Instantly
and curws all coughs, colds, etc
Useful If Not New.
Tho following simple rules for preserv
ing health Bad promoting personal cora
lort, if not new to some of our readers,
are none the less Important to every one:
The object of brushing the teeth is to
remove the destructive particles ot food
which by their decomposition generate
decay. To neutralize the acid resulting
Irom this chemical change is the object of
dentrilice. A stiff brush should be used
utter every meal, and a thread of silk
floss or India rubber passed through be
tween the teeth to remove particles of
food. Rinsing tho mouth in lime water
neutralizes the acid.
Living and sleeping in a room in which
the sun never enters is a f-low form of
suicide. A sun bath Is the most refresh
ing and life giving bath that can possibly
Always keep the feet warm, and thus
avoid colds. To this end, never sit in
damp shoes or wear loot coverings fitting
and pressing closely.
The best time to eat fruit is halt an
hour betore breakfast.
A full bath should nut bo taken less
than three hours alter a meal. Never
drink cold water before bathing. Do
not lake a cold bath when tired.
Keep a box ol powdered starch on the
washstaud; and after washing, rub a
pinch over the hands. It will prevent
If leeling cold before going to bed, ex
ercise ; do not roasl over a fire.
The popular prejudice against propriet
ary remedies has long since been con
quered by the marvelous success ot such
a remedy as Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
Used everywhere by everybody.
A weli-dressed man lately presented
himself belore a commissary ot police in
Paris, saying that his lather, while a gal
ley slave at Toulon, gained the friend
ship ot a man who had murdered an old
diamond dealer and his wile, and had
hidden $80,000 in daimonds and cash,
which he had stolen Irom them. The
man expected soon to die, and revealed
the locality ot the treasure. He died soon
after, and his confident, on the expiration
ot his senteuce, found the treasure, bought
a fine estate in Switzerland, married,
raised a family, and revealed the source
of his wealth upon his death bed. The
visitor of the commissary said that the
revelation troubled him, and he desired
to return the property to the heirs of the
diamond dealer. His brothers and sisters
refused and he poisoned them. Now that
they were dead, he had come to Paris to
seek the heirs. As the commissary could
offer no suggestions as to llieit locality,
his visitor threatened to blow his brains
out. The commissary f uddenlj discovered
that he had a clue, and called tor two of
his subordinates, who he told the man,
would assist him in his search. It is need
less to say that they locked him up. A
medical examination revealed that the
man was insane, but his story proved to
be true, except in regard to his having
poisoned his brothers and sisters. They
died before their fatcher. The name of
the diamond dealer was Follet. He had
been killed in Paris, but left no heirs.
The lunatic was sent back to Switzerland,
to be confined in an asylum.
Evils Among Young Men.
Of all the evils prevalent among young
men, we know ot none more blighting in
its moral effects than to speak lightly of
the virtues of a woman. Nor is there
anything in which young men are so
thoroughly mistaken as the low estimate
they form as to the integrity of woman.
Not of their own mothers and sisters, but
ot others who, they forget, are somebody
else's mothers and" sisters. As a rule, no
person who surrenders to this debasing
habit is to be trusted with an enterprise
requiring integrity ot character. Plain
words should be spoken oc this subject,
for the evil is a general one and deep
rooted. It young men are sometimes
thrown into society ot thoughtless or de
praved women, they have no more right
to measure all other women by what they
see ot these, than they have to estimate
the character of honest and respectable
citizens by the developments ot crime in
our police courts. Let our young men
remember that their chief happiness In
lite depends upon utter faith in women.
No worldly wisdom, no misanthropic
philosophy, no generalization, can cover
or weaken truth. It stands like the
record of itsell for it is nothing less than
this and should put an everlasting seal
upon lips that are wont to speak slightly
The Denver Extension.
J. H. Smith made a trip to St. Joseph
1 ist week. He says they are red hot on
the railroad question and determined to
have a southwestern branch fof the Den
ver road built as soon as possible. The
merchants and business men ot the Board
of Trade are awake to the importance of
securing the trade ot the rapidly develop
ing country west ot us and feel thai their
only chance is in the construction of a
road that will make il tributary to that
city, the It will be taken to Omaha and
other points by the branches ot the B. &
M. We may expect railroad builders
here in a short time and let us give them
a warm reception.
Tally One for Baker,
Alter "waiting and watching over the
border" for nearly two years, Baker ot Jhe
Commonwealth, has at last succeeded in
captuiing Mul'onrd ot the Kansas City
Times, on Kansis soil, and no sooner did
he find him than he served on him the pa
pers in that long deferred ibel suit, and
now Munlord must measure words, (or,
rather lawyers) with Baker, iu a Kansas
May your troubles ouly be little ot,ei,
and may you always havo Dr. Bull's Baby
Syrup handy," said an old batchelor to a
uewlj -married couple.