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8 0ArIETHING An30UT IRNDLfBoN,
ALLEN AND EWING.
"Gath" Sketches the Henchmen of the
Greenback Giant and Mentions SMal
ler Fry--Reminiscences of the Period
When the Giant was Nothing More
Than a Rag Baby.
[ Lbrresponlence qf (he New YUrk imh1es.3
George Pendleton is a singular
compound of tihe Southerner in
bearing with the Yankee in business.
The latter qualities lie gets from his
mother's family, the Hunts, of New
Jei soy, who alone left him anything.
The Pendle6on's, were Virginians,
who were, as Federalists, sent to
Georgia early in the history of the
State, and there Pendleton's father
was born. His grandfather wias the
second of Alexa.der Hamilton at
Weehawken when Burr accomplish -
ed his revengo. Old folks in New
York say it is the tradition that
Hamilton was sacrificed to the mis
taken ardor of his second, who
BMW ought to have seen that by a duel
Burr risked nothing but his worth
less life and gained a full revenge,
while Hamilton risked infience and
happiness and laid his life upon the
miserable altar of the duello. Pen
dleton, says tradition, should have
seen that Hamilton meant to throw
away his fire and Burr meant to
murder. Yet the second, perneat
Od with the silly vanity of courage,
brought the statesman 3n hsitating
ly into the presence of the assassin.
Crossed witi the quiet, acquisitive
stock of the North Jerseyman, the
son of Pendleton has become a
diplomatic and cordial yet somewhat
subtle compound of the knight and
the trader, and the ideal of a per
soial "difficulty" has never crossed
his mind. On several occasions, it
was told, when Pendleton's friends
were incensed at Tom Hendricks
for selling Pendleton out to Sy
Inour at Now York, Dan Voorhees
-filled himself with grog and resent -
ment and started out to find Pen
dleton and whip him. Voorhees
used to tell how he appeared at
Pendleton's lodgings or office ready
to do insult, and on the oponmg of
the door a hospitable face appeared,
and on it a most lovely smile, over
beaming an extended hand, "Come
in, Dan ; we'll have a drink, old
fellow 1" The rougher nature gave
way at once, and the finer one never
knew he had been in danger. "I
have seen Pendleton full as a gnat,"
said his paternal friend, "and lie
never ceased to be the gentleman.
Articulation might be next to gone,
but the bearing was the gentle
man's. It never crossed his mind
that he could become the subject of
a h6stile message, and all fighting
is foreign to him. Although liberal
in entertainment, he is the devil for
business. The idea of his robbing
the Bowler family is absurd, for
they and Pendleton own the Ken
tucky Central Railroad, wvhich Pena
dleton is trying to keep together to
pr1event two spendthrift members
from scattering the pro- *rty.
P.endleton has grown gray serving
Ul9PR1OFITADLE DAYS IN oHIo0.
George Pondleton was about to
appear before the Democratic Na..
tional Committee in 1898 with
every prospect of a nomination.
Four years before he had inn for
Vice-President behind McClellan.
His friends knew that, while he had
railroad property and real estate, he
was without ready money and would
be in need of it for. hospitality,
headquarters, rent, etc. Fourteen
of those gentlemen of Cincinnati
Subscribed $1,000 each (or $14,000
in all), and sent it to Mr. Pendleton
with their compliments and without
his suggestion or expetation. The
Convention passed away and the!
indomitable Vallandigham saw his
rival's plume trailed in the dust,
which arose at the cheering of Sey
mour's name. Had Vallandigham
been the candidate and the recipient
of the p)resent, no more would have
been heard of the money, for Val.
was famous for ten cent collections
on the system of Kearney. and died
i11 sp)angled with alms. Pendleton,
however, sent each of his donors a
beautiful autograph letter of thanks,
.and enclosed in each a bill for
$1,000. They all respect him now,
but McLean and some others think
he is too fond of aristocratic society
and of the pursuit of family inde
pondence, and they accuse him of
having stated at Nashville that the
Greeniback issue had been overdone.
"1PendIeton," said Washivuton Mc
Lean, about a year ago, "you and I
don't belong to the same party."
Meantime John McLean, son of
the old manager, pays very little
att ention to his father's hobby, ex
cept incidentally to accede to it.
"IL don't publishi a Greenback
paper," he says. crisply. "I give all
the news. Here'a the bill of fare
you can find anything on it from
soup to raisins."
George Pendleton always mcets
an opponent more than half way;
he has many kinds of property and
is the director of a bank, formerly
national, which has changed its
The Greenback scheme has
cheated every politician in Ohio
who ever sought to tarn it to per
sonal advantage. Pendleton took
up originally that branch of the
scheme which as.rted the inten
tion of the five-tventy bond act to
be the payment of their intorost in
greenbacks. Hon. Edward Mc
Pherson, of Pennsylvania, told me
in 1867 that it was the correct view,
and the payment of the interest in
gold an assunption and an after
thought. If McPherson has for
gotten it, I have not. He said it to
me in the o:ice of the Clerk of the
House of Representatives. John
Sherman winked at the same view
in 1876-7, in order to beat the
Democrats at a Congressional elec,
tion. Sherman seems to have no
conscience at all on the money
subject, and it is equally strange
that such a weak creature as Hayes
should have been the hero of the
battle which whipped Bill Allen,
and appeared, for a time, to have
Rettled the Greenback controversy.
General Garfield said to me, however,
returning from that campaign
"Nothing is more delusive than that
the Greenback chimera is buried;
it has enough vitality to give us
trouble for years to come."
ALLEN AND EWING.
Bill Allen was in high dudgeon
with his nephew, Allen Thurman,
for failing to give him stalwart
assistance with the greenback ques,
tion and support him for the Presi
dency in 1876. Allen is a rich
farmer and herder, with a voice like
a herald. He is dogged enough to
believe the greenback gospel fully.
Ton Ewing is inferior in the world.
ly sagacities to all these men. He
is just ignorant enough to go furth
or than any of them. There is
plenty of him about the whole
Allen, Pendleton and Ewing are
liberal men in wish and action.
Thurman is selfish; and is accused
of being- a social toady, yet his
ability is so superior, being broad,
based and rooted in the law, that he
is the greatest acquisition the
Greenbackers have yet made, and
has got a long way the start of his
compeers on the Presidency. Like
Saul, of Tarsus, who persecuted the
Christians, he now takes precedence
of the Greenbackers at kingly seats,
and McLean says lie will be nomi
nated for the Presidency, unless
Tom Ewing and others get up a
row and Butler slips in. Pendleton,
also, is inclined to take up his ser
vices for St. Greenback. In point
of hero -worship every one of these
men must defer to B3utler, who
possesses the Rupert qualities, as
Kearney says. Tom Bayard is
coming into p)romninence as the only
anti-Greenbacker who is not scared
worth a cent. Perhaps, as Ben
Willis told me last night, the ticket
of the future will be Butler against
A JUDoE WVHo UTs ON AIRs. -
Judge Beck even carried his whim
of p)rofessional propriety so far as to
prohibit swearing in court, and is
said to have fined a lawvyer who
swore at a witness during his cross
examination. Another peculiarity
of this judge is a dislike of seeing
attorneys, when arguing a case
before him, pass around a bottle of
whiskey, and he is said to be violent
ly opposed to lawvyers treating the
jury to drinks while a trial is in
progress. Judge Beck is said to
have violated common decency by
refusing to proceed with a case
until the attorneys engaged in it
should put out their pipes ; and a
community once rose in indignation
when he ordered a lawyer to move
his feet from the judge's desk.
C7hicago Legal ew.
Senator Jones, of Nevada, al
though a popular man with both
parties, is having considerable diffi
oulty in bringing about his re-ele-.,
tion. The great trouble with Jones
is that, although he is rich, there
are other men much richer than he
desirous of senatorial honors for a
week or so, in order to accomplish
which they have to take the whole
TiE SUFFERING IN THE SOUTH.
The yellow fever is steadily do.
creasing in tho South, in spito of
spasmodio returns of its fatal enor
gy at a few points, but the need for
relief is still very nearly as urgent
Ps ovor. As Secretary McCrary
says in his letter to Mayor Latngdon
Pof Detroit : "At all afflicted 1)oints
save Now Orloans and Memphis, the
suffering and want aro great, and I
think increasing ; and1 oven in those
citios tmjore help may be requircd in
tho near future. You can searcely
go amiss in sending aid." This i's
only too true, for the disorganiza
tion of society and industry is not
less droadful than the pestilence
itself. The suffering and misery of
the poor are made worse by this
I disorganization and by the death of
so many strong men, whose fainlies
are now helpless and not able to
support themselves Business is in
a stato of stagnation, work often
cannot be found, the fever has in
many cases paralyzed the impulse
of industry, and these causes will
continue to unsettle affirs and
aggravato the public distress for
many weeks after the pestilence
disappears. As Mr. MeOrary well
says, "you can scarley gv amiss in
sending aid."- lttinore Sun.
How THEy MARRY AT RENO.-Judge
Richardson doesn't pretend to be a
parson, and therefore isn't as well
up in the marriage ceremony as the
slimy supporters of a decaying
hierarchy are. The young couple
stood up before him the other even
ing, and the judge inquired in a
cross-questioning tone of the groom:
"Are you a citizen of the United
The groom took hold of the waist
band of his trousers and tugged,
"I voted for Tilden, Judge."
"Why, James !" faintly exclaimed
the blushing creature by his side.
"It's a fact, Emmer," protested
James rather indignantly, and glar
ing at the Judge.
His Honor coughed and demand
ed severely :
"Do you, sir, as a citizen of
Nevada, and a lawful voter of Reno,
solemnly declire tbat you will for
sake all other evils and cleave to
this one ?"
"I've money to bet on it," ro,
sponded the groom, growing pale,
but placing his arm around the
waist of thle shrinking bride.
"Then," cried the Judge, bringing
his fist down on his desk, "God has
joined you togotbor and -- the
man that puts you asunder. The fee
is just what you like to give, young
it was pretty liberal, and the
court sot them up and kissed the
now wife several times besides.
TRETING.-"Treating" is defined
by the Canadian election law as "the
giving or providing, or paying
wholly or in part any expenses in
curred for any meat, drink, refresh
ment, or provision to or for any
person, in order to be elected, or for
being elected. or for the pur'poso of
corruptly influoin cinag such person,
or any other person to give or re
frain from giving his vote at such
election," and is made punishable
by a fine of two hundred dollars.
A similar p)enalty attaches to brie
bery, which includes whether the
promise is intended to be kept or
not. Furnishing vehicles .o 'bring
voters to the polls is likewise
How THEY SERvE REPORTERS IN
GERMANY. -An interesting case is up
before the courts of Berlin. A
paper printed some news that the
authorities believed could only have
boon communicated to it by a clerk
in th)e postoffico department, and in
violation of his oflicial oath. The
department investigated the matter
and summoned the reporter, wvho de
clined to say where he had obtained
his information. The reporter was
thereupon clapped into prison, and
there the courts have decided he
must remain till he has answered
the question or it has been .with
drawn by the department.
SPECIAL NEws FROM SoU'TH AMER-.
CA.-The elections in the United
States of Colombia have just closed
peacefully, and the regular revolu
tion is being organized without any
alarm or trouble. The new Presi
dent will be shot to-morrow and
tranq~uility will be restored. The
peope ofSantandor have just
adopted r.esolutions expressing their
esteem for and confidence mn the
old P'resident whom they shot yes.,
terday. There is no interruption to
Subscribe to TzzE NEWs. AND
Song of the choose: "Will you
lovo me when I mould ?"
Prof. Elliot, of the Treasury Do
partment, computes the population
of this country at forty-eight mil
Emperors are nervous nowadays.
A man was arrested in Vienna for
attempting to throw a harmless
bundle into the imporial carriage.
"I havo somewhere pawned my
wdding ring for drink," is an ad
vertisement in a German paper.
"The holder will pleaso send me his
Grifflin, Georgia, young ladies
carry a piece of wax in their pockets
at all times, so that they will be
"heolod" for any dance that may
Bob Toombs says that "the jack
asses in Georgia will elect old Alex.
Stophons to Congress as long au he
lives, and after his death will elect
Webb Hayes' Fremont girl lives
two miles out of town, and many a
Sunday night has Webb-footed it
out there to see the little duck.
Vincinnatti Saturday Night.
A Boston Democratic ex-mayor
says of the political prospect, that
it's pretty much as it is when he
buys his whiskey-he "hopes for the
best, but is prepared for the worst."
Tennyson is an incessant smoker.
He uses a clay pipe of the old;fash
ion, with a stem a yard long, and
smokes common Virginia pigtail
tobacco. He never uses a pipo the
The Burlington Ilawkeye says
that the "grand old Republican
party" is for "honesty in public
dealing." Does our highly re
spected contemporary allude to faro
dealing ?-Atlanta Constitution.
None but a mother, tender and
loving of heart, who has just traded
her husband's $27 overcoat for a
sixty-five cent image of "Samuel at
Prayer" can realize the Congress
man's love for his coutry.
The man Fvho declaims against
the railroads and says they have
ruined the country, and ought to
be wiped out, makes the biggest
kind of a fuss when the train is ten
"You have not soon much service
in the field, I believe, Colonel," re
marked a Chicago woman to Fred
Grant. "No," replied Fred, "but
whenever I put on a. pair of pa's
spurs I feel just as good as if I had."
In the State of Alabama the no
groes chew the tassel of the fir tree
instead of tobacco, and seem quite
pleased with the substitute. Well,
does not the old adage say, "Bo
fir-chewers and you will be happy" ?
A young man and his sweetheart
created such a commotion in Water.
town, N. Y., the wook of the fair,
by ridling about town, he with his
arm about her waist, and she throwv
ing kisses at the throngs that fol
lowed, that the chief of police
The Poetoffice Department has
ruled that a husband has no control
over the correspondence of his wife.
But this decision will not provent a
man from carrying his wife's letter
in the inside coat pocket three
weeks b)eforo mailing it.-Norris
Certainly, the size of families,
from wvhatever cause, has been
greatly rneduced in this country dur
ing the present generation. Where
there used to be eight, nine and
ten children, there are now not
more than two, three or four at
most, two being what may be
called the regular number.
Into the store of Al. Wilkin who
"sells hoots and shoes" stepped a
girl who is visiting friends here.
"How high do thme numbers of your
ladies' shoes run 1" she asked.
"Seventeen," replied Mr. Wilkin.
The angel sighed wearily, dropped
into a chair and hold out her foot.
"Build me a last," she said.-llawk..
A boy gave his teacher this illus'
tr ativo definition of responsibility :
"Boys has two, buttons for their
s'penders so's to keep their pani.s
up. .When one' button comes off,
wh,y there's a good (1eal of responsi-.
bihty on the other button."
A. W. Strange, Esq., Lynchburg,
Va., writes: "I use Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup regularly for a tickling
cough,at night. It gives relief and
nuts me to sleep. It ia uch used
A Mississippi boatman with im
monso foot, stopping at a public
house on tho loveo, asked the por
tor for a boot-jack to pull off his
boots. The colorod gentleman,
aftor examining the stranger's foot,
broke out as follows : "No jack
hero big nuff for dem feots. Jackass
couldn't pull 'ein off, inassa, with
out fracturing de leg. Youse better
go back about tree miles to do forks
in d3 road an' pull 'en off dar."
Purifles the Blood and Gives
.U :QUoN, ILL., Jan. 21, 1878.
311t. 11. It. STVVVNS:
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CAIRlO, ILL., Jan. 28, 187.
Mit. 11. It. STEVENS:
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