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WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY JO, 1S70.
JOHN H. OBEItLY & (JO
A riehonoctady Justice lately decided
Unit a vurbul contract required a stamp.
A Now York reporter says Unit 10,000
people go to bod drunk overy night in
A Texas negro, who married u widow,
attempted to vote on tho certificate of
her first husband.
A New York monomaniac lias spoilt
twenty yearn In collecting a museum of
The Tennessee Legislature Is asked to
muko drunkenness a misdoinounor to bo
punishable I1H HUcfl.
Tlio populutlon of aerinany Is now
.'13,302,000, of which the North Confederal
tlon numbers liO, 10 1, 175, mid tlio .South'
orn Btutos S,807.u28.
Mm. ijtanton's advice iilvmt choosing
wife Is: "Always luuk f.ir a girl with
good teeth, for tho tculh ate u AumpK of
every bono In the fair one's body."
Tile wives of upwards of u hundred
convlctH at nyitniie have petitioned the
French MinNter of Justice to he allowed
to rejoin their husbands in that penal
The three .State Coinnilsiloner.s of
Musnehtisctts will xoou make a report
to the Legislature concerning an 1 1 1 o - .
briutes In the ritato.
They have a model of new canal
dredge in Rwheitor, which Is expected
to remove six. lineal feet of mud per
minute. 'It works by mean? of broad
shdvols nttached to an endless chain,
something on the gr.tln elevator principal-
A French woman hut sued a Kan
Kraucihcan for flO,000 damages on the
ground Hint he Induced her to leave her
native country ai governess of Ills child
ren, nud turned her out upon their arriv
al In California.
A fuw week ago three ehlerly sitters
Jn Hwanzoy, Maw , were apparently well
Ono dlwl on Christmas. Another was
ttikcu nick on that day and died on Mon
day, 3d Inst. The Third was taken sick
on that day and died on Saturday. Sth
There are about tfS.OOO bale of cotton
uwultiughlpment at Galveston u much
larger quantity than ha ever been
known at this time of the year. (J rout
difficulty Is experienced in obtaining
lighten to put It on board of voxels.
There is n man in New Hampshire
who pursuaded a dealt r (o let him huvo
a barrel of ilour for SS 7. for a poor blind
man, nud then compelled the poor blind
man to pny lum il'i for ii, lie'ldoi 51 for
taking U to hi uc.
.Somu very : .-.uonnble iodUs in New
Orleans hung yellow rlblnn on their
door-knob, New YearV Day, as an Indl
cation that they would receive call-,
'ilu Cillers didu t f.nite, and they after
wards learned it hud been rooiidered a
sign of Htnall-p x.
A live your old b iy hi ('iiiiectii .it
oiind hia father' loaded pistol the other
lay, and, thinking b have mhup fun,
placed bit little Ulster In n row, and
pointing the pistol at No. I, said: "Stand
Ntlll, sissy, Mtand still, and I'll play jhoot,
like papa." His hand was on the trie;
ger, when at the critical moment, his
mother entered the room, took in the
pstiMtlou at a gluuoo, and prevented a
Nf-v.tTuiAi. Tti.T itirru i:i:.v m'.mm:k
WkMifoifJca (Jan. lUi I.t4Uli tu the .No Turk
Quite k ilrc'ly bee no occurred in the
.Senate this afternoon during tho debate
on tho Virginia Ull- Porter, tlio carnet
bag Congressman eioet from tlio Rich
mond District, had, during tlio debate,
very cuoly ensconced himself in tlio
chair of riuuatur Nye, thus displacing
that tSenutor In order to simply riumner
with material In tho futile war which
that renowned champion of human
rights is waging against tho admission
if Old Virginia. Honator Trumbull felt
called upon to notice this In trillion of an
unprivileged person on tho lloor, when
Mr Sumner, in great hint, Insisted that
Porter bad us inuoli right in the
chamber an Governor Walker, and when
reminded by Mr Trumbull that Gover
nor Walker was entitled to tho privilege
of tho tloor as tlio Executive of a State,
lie replied that Porter had a rliiht there
by custom at any rate; and on tills point
110 was correct, lor, its Mr Trumbull. saltl,
111 has become thoemtom for persons en
gaged iu lobbying In tho Interest or
measures to como in on the lloor of the
iSujtato ad. libi'um, In dollanco of tlio
notice of tho rules of that body. To show
how much oredonco Porter was entitled
to, and his right to bo regarded as.cham
pion of tho loyalty of Virginia, Mr.
Trumbull read tlio charged on which ho
was tried by a military commission by
ordor of.'Goneral Rutler during tho war.
Among tlio oilier charges was speaking
dlHrcypcctfulh- of the government and
being drunk for nlno days. Mr. Trum
bull cou)il hardly proceed for the laughter
which came from all parts of the cham
ber, and Porter, who hud sneaked oil' to
a sofa, looked very chapl'alleii. This
little opisodo wan succeed by a rogulai
set-to between Messrs. Huuiner and
Trumbull, who pounded away at eaeli
other iu great zeal, neither preserving
Ills equanimity. Kacli Insisted that he
boon tho great upholder pf reconstrue
tlon ami all tho measures in favor of tlio
colored man, and that tho other had re
tarded rather than assisled the work.
After tho mill was over tho .Sonativ went
.Into executive session,
LET US' HA VIC VKA UK
The radical brethren In Now "York
Clly seem to have forgotten tho motto
of their "Great Captain," and to be In
clined to repeal tlio catastrophe of the
Kilkenny cats. An attempt to heal their
little dilllc ilties was made on Thursday
ovoning, but It only added fuel to lire
and tho 'Tribune' declares that:
The eM'orts of an organization of tho
Republican General CommUtee, last
evening, were simply disgraceful.
The 'World,' Jess chary of details,
1,'lvcs the following sketch of tho oxhllor
Th wretched humbug, tho Republic
an party of the City of New York, lias
again falHllled the promise made by the
'Tribune,' of a union on the basis of con
cord, harmony, and mutual admiration.
The now General Committee metat the
corner of Hroadwuy and Twenty-second
street Junl night to reconstruct, an I a
disgraceful riot mimic I. Ono faction or
ganized in tho hall, and- upon being
driven out reorganized in tlio hull-way.
In tho melee 'there was considerable
lighting, with blondy noses, and General
John Cochrane was so obtrusive that ho
had to be clubbed into quietude. Final
ly, tho police broke up the meeting' and
nisper.-cd tlio rioter Anion
tains wlio-e plumes
towered In the light
: lion. William A.
odniu's. Tom Stiu
on either side, were
J)arling, Kufus J. Andrews, loin fttow
art, ex-Senator Murphy. ix-Murs'al
Murray, and ono Duganno. Instead of
healing their animosities, the meeting
of hi-t night proved that the so-called
Republican party of this city is In Ju-it
as much of u muss as ever, and is noth
ing better than an Incoherent mob.
i A (Ynlnilli'il d'ow riniifiit tlio aim of the
1 lis .ln(iip;nlsiii wllli Domucrncy
i mill AnierlrniilKiii.
a u r.i i, o.Mir.iti:i ami iM i morir
Kr.n tl N- V Journal .f immre-..
With merely factious opposition to tho
ruling party wo can have no sympathy.
It'proeoeliialmost tu all aises, from poll
tiobins whose only ambition is to turn
out the Ins and take the government
spoils themselves We would fain be
lieve that tho radicals do many things
from a -liuwo belief that they aro right
and Jut, and would hope ttiat iu the end
pome of them will prove beneficial to
tin-1- unit rv. Ho fair und moderate and
1 dl-intere.sted a view, in which tlio
claim and iuteroit.s. of parties uro hub
unlimited lo those of tile country, no
partisan Democratic politician can iu
th-nature of things take; and theroforo
It s uo i.viti-0 of Mirprise that the Demo
cratic Stnto convention. of New Hump-r-lilre
and I udi inn, recently as.embled
should have found nothing but
occasions for severe criticism and
denunciation In the acts of the govern
ing imrtv. Tlie elieet of these broad,
wlioloj-afo censures upon tlio policy anil
oonduet of the radicals will hardly be
what l expected by the authors of theiiK
Old Mirty alliances are. and should bo
f till further. hrkeu up, nud it is the
heiKht of folly for tho Democrats to tin.
dertake to tight now campaigns on old
Issue-, which tlio peojdo have already
decided. Tlio object of that party, rep
resenting as it does the nucleus of oppo
sition, should bo to detach the more In
dependent mid conservative of the Re
publicans from tho connection that they
now hold. Tlio Democratic managers
understand this well enough in theory,
but they fall to Incorporate it In practice
To particularize a single ex. nplo of
their want ol tact and adapt! vouch:
They ilo not, iu their platforms, bring
into sutllciontly h ld relief the para
mount evil of the dootrluo of ccittraHza:
tion. Thu Is a now doctrine, invented,
patented and enforced by the radicals
It h tlio foundat
of their policy. as dovol
oped from tlmu to time In government
measures. It N distinctively anti-dem-ocratlc.
onti-republlcan and anti-Ameri
can, oll'onslvo to the pride and dignity
of States, and mint sooner or filter make
Itsolfodlous to groat masses of men who
now vote with tlio Republican party.
For the present we otnervo Its tllects
chlelly on tho. Southern unreconstructed
States, which aro ruled from Washing
ton with a rod of iron as mercilessly
wielded as that of tho Czar of Russia
over tho subjects of his distant prov
inces. Tlio outrage upon the Georgia
Legislature, tho whole conduct of Con
gress towards Virginia, which will prob
ably culminate Iu tho upsetting of all
that she has done to got back into tho
Union, In violation of the most solemn
pledges, arc tho latest cropping out of
thoceutrallzatlon movement. The focal
point Is Congress and that Is the most
alarming tiling about it, Tlio leading
spirits iu tlio scheme in tho .Senate and
House are gradually absorbing tho
powers of tho Executive so that he Is
already but a passive instrument iu
their hands-and they clearly aim
to monopolize also tlio functions of tho
Supremo Court of tho United States,
controlling tho patronage of tlio whole
government, and dictating tlio Judicial
decisions, having at their bock and com
mand vast multitudes of heiictlciartcH
mid tools all over the country, they hope
and expect tu insure their re-election
perpetually. Centralization Is but an
other namo for a ring, composed of tlio
radical master politicians, to whom tlio
humbler members pay fealty and receive
their roward. It Is Insatiable, and must
continue to grow in avarleo and Inso
lence, until it extends its baleful elhots
os'cr till tho States of the Union or Is bro
ken up and forovor overthrown t,v an
Indignant people. When Ihe South is
reduced to a perfectly suhmls!vc ami
helpless state at the feat of tho central
Izers, and hor legislatures do only what
they aro ordered to from Washington,
thou will come the turn of the northern
BtatoH and thoro tho shoe will pinch,
From dictating to Georgia and Virginia,
Texas nnd Mississippi, thoro will bo but
one step, and that not along one, to iss
uing and executing mandates upon tho
legislatures of Now York, New Jersey,
or any other northern Democratic Htato.
The precedent of turning out a Demo
cratic representative from Kentucky and
Instulllnga radical In his place (for no
earthly reaon except that tho forn r
was accused of having sympathized v. i
the rebellion) may bo as properly foil-
od In tho case of a member elected from
any northern .State. Congress him fully
as much power to do It in llio ono Ins
tance as tho other. If the people of Now
York should, some your, have all their
Democratic Congressmen sent back to
I hem, und their seats given to the radic
al contestants, they would thou appreci
ate the now er and tyrannj of centraliza
tion, lint uo would have thorn 11 tic It
out and c mhat It before it lias made
such progress. To explain Its evils and
tlx tho attention of the American
people upon tho Immediate ne
cessity of overcoming this fatal principle
fhould bo the main duty of opposition.
It will not biilllco to refer to it in a word
and then dismiss it, as tho Now Hamp
shire and Indiana conventions did, but
the greatest strops stiould bo laid upon it.
Old grievances and burled and forgotten
dlllereuces fdiould ho passed over, and a
rally attempted to be made of what is
j left of tho spirit of true republicanism
and deinocraev. of Anwrlr.'iiiUm nntl
freeloin, for tho rights of the several i
States within their proper limits agiliist
thin enormous and ull-grnplug despo
tism of centralization. It Is now tho
weakest and most available point of ,
radicalism, but, if allowed to remain tin-
attacked, will -Of n In; built up
strongest iar? oi lt hyteu). In a cam
paign properly begun ami vigorously
carried oi for its downfall nutting no
other motto than "ulitl-oViitralizntlon"
on the lmiiiifr.T, wo belle that (lie
Democratic p; 'y could rely on tho sup.
port of large numbers of those who now
generally act with the Republicans.
That $17,000,000 Fori line
I'll I Iiiitullmrtit Itrrrlvril.
Our readers will recollect an account
published In theee columns about six
months mro, of a lucky Fort 1-Mward,
(N. Y.j milliner, to whom her affianced
lover, a voting English nobleman, had
left tho marv!ous fortune of seventeen
million (lulling. Yo ftirtbtr .stated that
she had gone to London to : k after the
little bequest but were uiial !.- at that
time to give her full name, f r tin- rea
son tiiat her friends in this oty request,
oil us not to do - until after her return.
She has eom hack after seeing that
everything wa all right in tlio English
courts, ami has been waiting all thh
time on the action of thine uourft which
liiivo been trying to set aside the will.
They have, however, abandoned tlio at
tempt, and a little news item In tho Now
Vork World of Tuesday telle us that she
has been Informed by her agent In Lou
don that au installment of s-j.ishukmj of
l the snug llttlo bequest will bo forwarded
I to her the present mouth.
! Wo aro, of eour.M?, now nt liboriy to
give something of her history. She ,
i halls from Glover, Vermont, and is the i
niece of Mr Daniel Gray, of that town.
1 Thoo who knew her here iu this city sa v
I she Na quite enlble girl, and not at all
, Iik'-ly to b up-et by this staggering
1 freak of fortune Tho ftory of her ac
quaintance with the voting EuglNhniHii
is known to but few In this country. Ho
1 came hero to recruit his failing health,
; and, while wondering among the pleas
ant retrents along the Hudson, they
mot, and loved; but a rapidly failing
. hoaltti called him hack to his fiicuds in
i England, where, about a year ago, ho
i dloJ; having lirst proved his nitection by
' by leaving her his vast wealth. She,
. however, steadily attended to her busl
ines, thutof catering to the fashions of
! tho ladles ot Fort E.lward, until called
to Loudon by tlio attorney.- of the estate.
I Now, with moro than princely fortune,
lim wo' Woulbnt bo surprised, If her
sue win, prouauiy, give up nor utisinos",
trade booamo iiopulur with ambitoti
young ladles, for a Ww years to come,
and, perliap.s, with some of our Daven
port beauties. Davenport Democrat.
J'.' oiesl Against thv IJviiiii ption
of -'liiircli Iroitrl,v ami
'.Krom the I'liH-anoTli' .llf, ITIli
A proposition 1ms boon made iu tlio
State Convention to exempt from tax
ation a certain amount of property be
longing to each Individual. That this
proposition is honestly supposed to be a
measure of relief we have no doubt ; but
to see that it is not so Iu fact requires
slight examination. If one hundred
men own, in the aggregate, $10,000 worth
of property, from which the State reipiL
res 1 per cent tax, or 1 100, and the .State,
as Is proposed, exempts JiMo ofthis prop,
ci ty belonging to each individual, or
ono'half the whole, thoowndrs will have
to nay 2 percent tax on the remainder,
or precisely iho same amount of tax In
the aggregate that would have been coll
ected on tho whole had there been uo
exemption. Taxation that is not eijual
h an oppression. Every exemption ties,
troys, to that extent, the equality of lax
ation. An exemption of private property
is a special privilege and a violation of
common right, and is Indefensible upon
In the present constitution there Is a
clauso which aiitlioriV.es the Legislature
to exempt "such other properly as may
bo necessary lor school, religious, anil
charitablo purposes." Thoro is really
no justlllcation for this exemption, anil,
Instead of adding theretoall exemptions,
exceptor public properly, ought to bo
abolished. There are, iu tjiis Slate a
dozen or moro sectarian colleges or uni
versities, or other schools wherein boys
are educated, and for which education
they nay. Tito profits resulting from
these schools puy tho salaries of profess
ional teachers, and pay tho expenses of
preauing the oospcl in tno soverai
modes adopted by these schools. There
nro Hcattered all over tho Stute a vast
number of schools wherein boys and
girls aro boarded while trottlnc educated.
Tho prolltw resulting from thl schooling
ntni Hoarding support teacucrs and
Principals, and go towards orectlng ad
ditional buildings. Why should tho
property of these persons uo any moro
exempt from taxation than tho work
shops and boarding houses of other men
and women? Why should property
nominally dedicated to "religious" pur
noses bo exempt from taxation?
The .State has nothing to do
with religion. It knows no religion. It
cannot discriminate between tho tomrdo
erected to the Chinaman's Joss, tho
Christian cathedral, the. synagogue of the
Israelite, tho mosque of tho Mussulman,
or tho tout of the -Mormon. Attached to
many churches aro schools, some free
and some not free; the main object of
these schools Is to teach children the
ology according to some particular form.
What has theStato to do with teaching
theology, In any form? If persons want
to educate priests und ministers, why
should tho general public bo taxed for
that purpose? This exemption Is not
cnnlluod to tho real estate hold for these
schools, religious or charitablo objects,
but it extotiils to the personal properly,
including tho bonds, tho capital slock,
and tho trut and endowment funds.
Tho withdrawal of all this from taxation
MVells the taxation upon tho property of
tlio general public.
There Is but ono Just rule, and that
i Is to treat all elates of people alike, by
taxing every description of property au
cording to Its value. Exemptions must
of necessity be very unequal; but whoro
there uru no exemptions, and all prop
erty of every kind, not belonging to the
public, is taxed, then there can bi no
inequality, und there must bo equal and
exact Justice to till.
Ilouiiril. the .filch teiiuric; r.
A Washington corio-pondent of thy
Chicago 'Tribune,' writing under date of
tho 10th Instant, speaking of the Ala
bama claims, says:
Corbet t, a pretty little man, in tho re
tail trade of Portland, Oregon, began
the business by proposing to lake Ilrlllnh
Columbia for the Alabama claim, or to
speak In tho grocery sense, to trade oil'
our hill agnlim Smith, repudiating for
hard soap and parailiuc caudle. To
lniiialn a wav our Mionniiltbiii nf n llltlu
bill against England for the actuality of
an (.oltimiuii. jJaii: t oiumnia, liappy
laud! Hall! yo zeroes, etc That is tlio
Then uparu.iaeil Howard, of Michigan,
wrapped mi round aitotitiu woollen com
forters.and ho objected to taking Rritlsh
i oiumiiia tor tlio Alabama claims
No! Two hundred millions was the ex
tent of tlio.e claims nothing less. Hear
our Howard, tlio phlhiuthopist:
"I hold that England is bound to pay
to ttic United e'tatos, or to her sullering
citizens who were damaged hv her
cruisers and corsairs, the cold cash suf
llelent to indemnify them for tho
wilful trcspu-s committed upon their
nti: jicitsnv "Uaiucs i.vnir.woou"
saii imti: op tiii: wviu.i; ciiil-niu:.v-Tiii:
tiiui:i: m:.i hoiuks
ror.vi) . Tiic.uoir.vT.ti.v.
From thi- New York Ilcr.iH, J.m. Jii.
On Now Year's day three children,
sons of Mr. .loseph Wyhlo, a respostablo
laboring man, residing near Pompton, in
Passaic County, N. J , at the bae of the
Wynookio Mountain, loft home for tho
purpose of "going nutting" In tho woods
on tlio mountain.
It was -I o'clock when they left homo,
fo that their failure to return before
nightfall occasioned but little alarm.
Aftorthat, however, their continued ab
sence rendered the distracted parents al
most frantic. The fearful rain storm
which prevailed during tho night and
part of nextday fearfully Intensified tlio
feelings of the iiereaved father and moth
er, in as much as their little darlings had
not yet been scon or heard from. On
Monday a search was niado by a number
of the country people, but nothing could
he discovered of tin whereabouts of tlio
missing children, whoso ages were re
spectfully 10, 7, and B years, Tho entire
neighborhood at length Joined In the
soaroh, and it was not till Tuesday last
that tho mytiery was solved.
Tho innoCLiiot trio were found lying
dead, side by side, on tlio south side of
the mountain, some ton or eleven miles
from their homes. It was quite thickly
covered with timber where thu bodies
were discovered. From the appearance
of the latter II Is thought that tho chil
dren existed forsovoraldays on tho nut
tbev bail leathered ninvlmm In lii.lnir u.
niglited, and having lost their way were
overtaken by phyleial exhaustion and
htarvatlon, which resulted In death.
The bodies wero removed to the homo
of their heart-broken parents, fur whom
tlio entire community evince the
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O'rocer.s and Commission XerdMNta,
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So. bo Olilo Lever, Cnlr, tlllaU.
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