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THE INDIANA STATE
VOL. XXII, NO. (5.
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ELDER, HARK NESS, ftXGHAM.
On the 8th of Janmiry last, in accordance with
long established custom, the Democracy of Indi
an:! held it.- Slate Convention for the nomination
of candidates for the October election. The plat
form which they adopted contained a truthful de
nunciation a ike of Abolitiouism and secession -
ism, affirmed an unalterable attachment to the
Union and the principles upon which it was based,
and, so far as the present war is concerned, that it
should be conducted so as as to save the Union
and not destroy it, and the resolution which pass
ed Congress almost unanimously, known as the
Crittenden resolution, was reaffirmed. Theprof
1 ig m V. incompetency, and robbery of the Repub
lican party was severely but justly denounced.
From that day to this, both in aud out. of the
Sfate, the cry of "secessionists," "traitors," and
the like, have been hurled at the Democracy of
Indiana without stint, and with the fervor that
the Chinese pound their gongs when they have
no better weapons to hurl against their enemies.
The pong pounders of China, however, are en
tirely put in the shade by the gong-pounders of
But time teaches its lessons in one country as
well as another. Politicians of the Republican
and Abolition persuasion, and those of any kind
of persuasion to win, who commenced this
drumming, and who commenced at the same
time to orgauiie a fusion against the Democracy,
have had some time for reflection, and, although
tliey assembled in State convention on the lSiL
inst., and put a ticket in the field under the name
of "Union," and although the gongs were sound
ed afresh but rather tamely by the speakers, yet
that convention dared not to make an issue with
the Democracy; but upon every essential point
except denouncing abolitionism, their platform,
so far as it goes, is identical in sentiment, and,
on the main question of prosecuting the war,
identical in language with that of the Democ
racy. The managers of this new concern have learn
ed already that the only hope of success tor any
political party is to appear to stand upon the Con
stitution. 1' hey have yet to learn that it is too
late in the com e of events to save Abolitionism
by any such insincere and hypocritical dodge as
they have presented to the people of their State.
They have yet to learn that Aliolitionism in Con
gress has m ide an issue which the Democracy
have met and the people are anxious to decide.
Tkjey have yel to iearn that disaffected politicians
can not longer make combinations which the peo
ple will respect or sustain. The "Utof the whole
master is, that this "Union" Convention concedes
the justice and soundness of the Democratic
platform, and these "Union" leaders appear sim
ply as the managers of a new machine by which
they expect to ride into office All honest men
will be disgusted at the exhibition. Chicago
The Indiana Frauds Who are the
The affair of the fraudulent issue of Indiana
Suite bonus is evidently coming to a head. In
yesteiday's issue we published an obscure, or.icu
ular letter from Mr. Samuel Hallett, of the firm
of Samuel Hallett k Co , Wall street, upon the
subject; and on Thursday, as our readers will
see by our legal reports in another column, this
Mr. Hallett was indicted by the Grand Jury upon
the charge of forgery in the second decree, and
g ive bail in the sum of ten thousand dollars to
appear and answer the indictment. Mr. Hallett,
it will be remembered, is the Wall stieet broker
in whose name the fraudulent bonds were issued;
and. as Mr I) C Stover, the confidential clerk
of the former State Agent of Indiana, who issu
ed the bonds, is also before the Grand Jurv, aud
will, it is presumed, turn Suite's evidence, there
is everv prospect that this mysterious business
will soon be subjected to the searching light of a
thorough legal investigation.
The fact is now before the public that a fraud
his been committed, and it is admitted that the
over issue of bonds amounts to two and a half
millions of dollars a swindle greater than that
of Schuyler, and equalled in this country only
by the stupendous operations of Floyd and
Thompson. It is admitted, also, that the offi
cials of Indiana knew of the existence of these
fraudulent bonds for a long time before the mat
ter became public. Mr. Hudson, the State Agent
of Indiana here, is said to have been cognizant of
the fraud tilteen months ago. Gov. Morton of Ind.
knew of it five or six months ago. and came to
this city to consult with attorneys und brokers
upon the subject. Other Indiana State officials
are also implicated, since an arrangement was
made by them with the Wall street brokers for
the concealment of the fmud and the redemption
of the fraudulent Nffiii through the legitimate
State Agent in New York. Such being the facts
ot the case already developed, the question of in
terest to the bondholders may be whether or not
these fraudulent issues will be redeemed by the
State, but the interesting question for the gener
al public is, who are the great rogues, the officials
of Indiana or the brokers of Wall street'.'
There are two aides to- eveiy question, and
there is a great deal to be said upon both sides
of this question of comparative roguery. A long
ed and well maintained bad reputation
would. -eem to entitle the brokers to the palm;
but then official corruption is by no means so
a thing in this country that the officials of
Indiana may claim a presumptive innocence. It
it h id not been for the roguery of the Slate offi
cials there would have been no fraudulent bonds;
but. then, if it bad not been for the suggestions
of the Wall street brokers who probably devised
the whole scheme, and tempted unsophisticated
Sever, as Salau tempted Eve there would have
been no roguish officials. Verily, the question
bet mes difficult, and needs the acumen of a
I'n i ujelphia lawyer for its solution. The vexed
query in regard to the assault upon Billy Pater
sou is nothing to this. That both brokers
and officials were ckeek by jowl in the
matter it is only fair to believe; for when the
officials came on here, some timeatro, the brokers
entertained them with dinners, suppers, and yacht
excursions; and when the brokers found them
selves in a very tight place, the officials recipro
cm ted by hushing up the fraud from the public,
in order, aa is now stated, to secure for them
selves a new war loan of two millions of dollars
mote. This patriotic compounding of a felony
is a noticeable feature of this extraordinary at
fair. We are of opinion that the Indiana State
officials might better have adopted the policy of
honesty, and allowed other States, not thus em
barrassed to carry on the war. Perhaps patriot
ism was not the only motive for silence, however.
It very seldom is in such cases.
But while this patriotic sham moves us to
award the merit of the greater roguery to the
State officials, the course of the New York
Tribune also impels us to the same decision. The
Tribune, having a Government job or two on
hand itself, very naturally favors the worst
rogues, ujion every occasion, particularly if these
rogues happen to belong to the Republican party.
In this affair the Tribune throws its hat into the
ring in defense of the Indiana party, and even
goes so far as to insinuate that our Attorney
Ueneral, Mr. Dickiuson, and our District Attor
ney, Mr A. Oakey Hall, were the parties who
advised the concealment from the public of all
knowledge of this fraud when it was tit -t re
vealed to Gov. Morton and his friends. It will
be difficult, however, for the Tribune to explain
why Gov. Morton aud the other ludiana officials
did not prefer a charge against the guiltv
parties, take out warrants and have arrests made
as soon as the fraud was discovered by them. If, '
after such proceedings, the District Attorney or
the Attorney General interfered and advised si- j
lence, well s.ud good. But .what does the fact
that the Indiana officials did no suchthing plainly
intimate? Is it that the officials had seen the i
guilty parties before they visited Mr. 0 ikey Ball?
Is it that an arrangement was made belween the
officials aud the orokers before Mr. Hall was ;
called in? Mr. Hall could do nothing against
the criminals until a charge was preferred against
them under oath. As soon as this charge was
prelerred he had Stover arrested aud Hallett in
dieted. Why did not the Indiana officials, like
honest men, make this charge at first? Why did
Morion, or Hudson, or any of the Indiana peo
pie, run the risk of being regarded us particepa
criminis? To all these questions only echo
replies at present; but Stover, if he turns
State's evidence, may answer them better by and
Whether the Indiana State officials or the Wall
stiect brokers are the greatest rogues, we are,
thereiore, as yet unable to decide. When half a
dozen of each party are indicted aud tried, the
fact of superiority will be more evident. Mean
while, under all the circumstances of the case,
and with the championship of the Tribune, In
(liana has rather the iead in the betting, and Wall
sleet is, comparatively consideied, disgracefully
honest in this affair. A". 1'. Herald 211.
From the New York Observer of June 19.
Tiie In ion a it nan.
When the war was begun, by the dastardly and
insane assault upon Fort Sumter, the people of
New York city assembled en maste in and about
Union Square, and pledged their lives and their
property and their honor tc defend and uphold
the Ution, the Constitution and the laws. At
that time we took the tall ot that meeting as a
motto, and hung it out in front of our office:
"THE UNION, THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS.''
Successive regiments of patriot soldiers, on
their march to Washington, as they paraded in
the Park, greeted it with cheers. Some of them
begged the flag that hung over it to carry with
them to the war. That was our motto then. It
Then we supposed the war was waged to up
hold the Constitution, assailed by secession, trea
son and rebellion. Then we understood and the
assembled multitudes on" Union Square under
stood, that it was to put dowu armed resistance
ance to good Government, and to maintain
the Union as it was when our fathers made it
and as it was when rebellion drew its bloody
sword to destroy it. It- the war was undei taken
with any other purpose, the people were basely de
ceived. Congress passed a resolution unani
mously affirming the single object of the war to
be the restoration of the Government over the
whole Union. The President proclaimed the
same doctrine in his messages and appeals. In
every form by which solemnity can be added to a
public declaration, this has beeu set forth as the
sole end and object of the war. And on this ba
sis the great American people, with one heart and
mind, entered upon the stupendous work, pouring
out their treasure and laying their lives and the
lives of their sons on the tltar of their country's
Union, integrity and perpetuity. This was, and
has been, the watchword of the war; the rallying
call of the Government; the inspiration of victory
and the only ground of hope On any other ba
sis the people never would have risen to the great
ness of the work; on any other basis they would
have no heart now to prosecute the war. No
other object is worth a man's life; any other ob
ject converts this war into multitudinous murder,
t-.nd makes us a race of savages thirsting for
brother savages' blood.
But we have in Congress and out of it, we
have in our newspaper and pulpits and public
meetings, men who now teach a widely different
doctrine Irom this. Thej are iu favor of holding
the Constitution in abeyance until the war is over.
They teach that the rebellion of individuals has
destroyed the rights of States. They hold it to
be the duty of the General Goven ment to pro
ceed with and toward the inhabitants of there
volted States, as if its jurisdiction over them is
the same as over the District of Columbia or the
Territories. They ignore utterly the rights of
the thousands in the South who are now crushed
beneath the iron heel of secession power, and
yet long und pray for the restoration of liberty
and protection of the Government to which they
To get tit the destruction of slavery is the os
tensible oiiject of these treasonable measures iu
the North; but it i- a Jesuitical and damnable
doctrine that a good object jusiifies the means.
We have now come to the verge of the great
contest. All our battles iu the field and in Con
gress and in the Cabinet have been mere skir
mishes compared with the imminent struggle for
the defense and overthrow of constitutional gov
eminent in the United States. When we know
that some of our able lawyers, leading politi
cians, eminent citizens and good Christians are
publicly banded together, and pledged to promote
the subversion of fundamental principles of the
Constitution, we confess that we regard the fu
ture with a deep concern that borders upon ap
prehension for public liberty. We know that
revolutions are often so gradual that their pro
gress is unnoted till their destiny is determined.
We know, too, th it the foundations of our liberty
have been sliding for some lime past, and that it
is hard to tell just where we are now. The exi
igencies of war have made many things an appa
rent necessity, which we would not condemn till
they are sanctioned as part of a national policy.
But we believe the time has come for Congress
and the people to abandon all other schemes and
measures but those which look to the immediate
pacification aud restoration of a districted, bleed
ing, -broken, but stil i glorious country.
Observance of the ( onxilutlon.
It is common for a certain class of politicians
to represent, in terms of reproach, that all who
earnestly contend for a strict observance of the
Constitution in the conduct of the present war,
are animated by an ill-disguised "sympathy with
the rebellion." This charge is flippantly brought
airainst m.-n who have signalized their lova tv.
not or wurus, uui u oia.c nets u.ucu anu or
sufferings endured with cheerful and manly for
titude in the cause of the Union. For ourselves
we do not admit that any apology can ever be
necessary for the manifestation of a laudable
teal iu defense of the Constitution, and least of
all at a time when, in its name and by its author
ity, we are waging war against its violators sim
ply and solely bt taute they art itt violator! What
right hare we to wage the war we are now prose
cuting i-.,ii;-t treason and rebellion, save that
which is defined and authorized by the Constitu
tion and laws? If we bad no Constitution of the
United States, there would be no such crime as
treason against the United Slates, and no penalty
rightfully visited upon that crime. "It is the. Lave
which wörketh wrath ; for where no law is, there
i no transgression."
It is therefore an anomaly involving a strange
confusion of ideas and a distortion of fund.iinen
tal principles, that the armed opponents of re
bellion, who profess to resist a violation of the
Constitution unto blood, should be intolerant of
reverence for that Constitution alien it stands, or
seems to stand, in the way of their own wishes or
It was well said by Mr. Collamer in his speech
. l 4 . i. .. u - .... a . .a .4 i,..
delivered in the Senate a few days ago on the 1
24th of April "that the great question before
the world to be no. settled bv us is, can we sus- i
tain the integrity of our Government and perjiet
uate our institutions, and do it according to the
limitations and provisions of the Constitution?
That is what is to show that our Constitution is
compeie'it to the trial, and nothing short ot that.
If, when this occasion arises, we are conq eile 1 to
resort to means which, in effect, are the means
used by stronger Governments, our experiment is
a failure. If we are constrained to call up, in
voke and put iu exercise in any one depart
ment of the Government it is immaterial in
what department of the Government more
of power, more of force than the Con
stitution provides, or than is limited by
that Constitution the moment we do that,
or are constrained from our supposed
necessities to do it, we acknowledge belore the
world that our institutions are insufficiently
founded, and that we are after nil compelled, in
the periiwl ol trial, to resort to the force which,
tliei say, is necesary to the existence of a na
tion, and our experiment is a failure We should,
therefore, particularly iu a period like tliU, care
fully study and sacredly regard all the limitations
and provisions of the Constitution. It is vain
ami idle in us to war against a part of our people
because they have made war upon this Govern
ment, if we at, the same time have to sap the
foundations of the Government by stabbing
through the vitals of the Constitution."
These are words of wise and solemn counsel.
It is a reproach to the temper of the times that
they should need to be uttered, much le-'s defend
ed and entoreed by argument or entreaty. They
belong to the fundamental conceptions of repnb
lican government, and to confound what Mr.
Jefl'ers n was accustomed to call "the sacro
sanct observance of the Constitution" with
"sympathy for rebels." is to indulge in mere
pissionate invective, and to evince a per
version of ideas only less deplorable than the
absence of logic confessed by such an accusation;
for, if rebels in disguise are seeking to defend the
insurgents behind the ramparts of the Constitu
tion, let it be shown that there are no such de
fences in the Constitution as they allege. If the
"ramparts" really exist, let there be no attempt
to scale them in order to inflict a "wild justice"
on the enemy behind them. Our safety, equally
with our honor, binds us to the rigid and faithful
observance of that gr 'et charter which is at once
the sword ami the shield of the embattled Repub
lic. Wabash Intelligencer.
The Fnianri put ion ol Slaves - Pns
Knjre ot a Bill lor that I'nrposc by
I lie II ou sc.
In the House of Representatives on Wednes
day last, the bill emancipating the slaves of reb
els passed by the vote of yeas c2, nays 54, as
Year Messrs. Aldrich, Alley, Arnold, Ash
Icy, B ibbitt. Biker, Baxter, Heu man, Bingham,
Biake, Buflington. Campbell, Chamberlain, Clark,
Colax, Frederick A. Conkling, Roscoe C;nk
ling, Covode, Cutler, Davis, Dawes, Dunn, Edg
erton, Edwards, Eliot, Ely, Fenton, Fisher,
Frank, Gooch, Goodman .Gurley, Utile, Handlet,
Hickman, Hooper, Hutchins, Julian, Kelley,
Kellogg of Mich , Keilingcr, Lansing, Loomis,
Lovejoy, Lowe. McKnight, McPherson. Mitchell,
Moorhead, Moriill of Vermont, Nixon, Olin.Pike,
Porter. Potter, Rice of M iss. Rice of Me., Rid
dle. Rollins of N. H., Sngeaiit, Sedgwick.
Shank, Sheilabarger, Sherman, Spatildiug, Ste
vens, Stratton, Train, Trowbridge, Van Horn,
Van Valkenbiirg, Vcrree, Wallace, Walton,
Washburne. Wheeler, White of Ind., Wilson,
Nays Messrs. Ancona, Riddle, Blair of Va.,
Browne of R. I., Brown of Va., Calveit, Cle
ments, Cobb, Corning, Craoent, Crittenden, De
lino, Diven, Dunlap, English, Granger, Grider,
Hall, Harding, Harrison, Holman, Horton, Jonn
son, Kellcgg of Iii., Law, Lazear. Leary, Leh
man, Mallory, May, Mavnard, Menzies, Morris
of Ohio, Norton, 0'dell, Pendleton, Berry, Phelps
of Mo., Price, Robinson, Rollins of Mo., Shef
field. Shiel, Steele of N. J., Thomas of Mass.,
Thomas of Md , Vallaudighain, Woodward,
Ward. Webster, White of Ohio, Wickliffe, Wood,
The bill, a passed, provides for the emancipa
tion of the slaves of the following classes:
First Of every person who shall act as au
officer of the rebel army or navy.
Second Of every persod who shall act as
President, Vice Piesident, member of Congress,
judge of any court, cabinet officer, foreign minis
ter, commissioner, or cousul of the so called
Third Of every person who shall act as Gov
ernor of a Snte, member of a Contention or
Legislature, or judge of any State court of the
so-called Confederate States.
Fourth Of every person who. having held an
office of honor, trust, or profit in the United
States, shall hereafter hold an office iu the so
called Confederate States.
Fifth Of every person who shall hold any
office or agency under the so-called Confederate
States, or under any of the Suites thereof.
But persons in the third and filth classes must
have accepted their appointments since the date
of the secession ordinance of their State, or have
taken the oath of allegiance to the Confederate
Sixth Of every person not within the above
classes, who, after the passage of the act, being
wilfully and without compulsion engaged in
firmed rebellion, shall not within sixty days lay
down his arms and return to his allegiance.
The bill also disqualifies said six classes from
holding office under the United States Govern
ment. The Piesident is authorized to negotiate
for the acquisition by treaty or otherwise, of lands
or countries in Mexico, Central America or South
America, or in the Islands in the Gulf of Mexi
co, or tor the tight of settlement upon the lands
of said countries, for all persons liberated under
this act to le removed with their owu consent.
For the purpose of paying the expense of the pur
chase of lands and the removal, the President
shall use such mouey as Congress mav from time
to time direct, arising out of ?he sales ot the
property formerly owned by the rebels, and which
shall have been confiscated to the use of the Uui
The other sections mainly relate to the machi
nery by which the provisions of the bill are to be
viilit.-iry Policy of the Hebel.
The rebels, taught by the past, have chosen
one Commander-in Chief. General Lee, who con
trols every movement of the vast Southern army.
They learned this from the skillful plarft of
McClellan; but we, alwiut the time we were be
ginning to reap the benefits of the plan, stopped
it Lee, without debate or consultation with
out a struggle with red tape and civilians clothed
in a little brief authority, can move his whole
force to tiny one point. If McClellan wishes to
m ike a I ke move, there are a dozen preliminary
things to be gone through with, such as apeal
iiig to the Government. In the meanwhile he
nny suffer defeat. McDowell, Fremont and
Banks will all have their say-so in it; and, to
judge by the past, they are very apt to decide
wrong. They will not be willing to give up so
There is one thing becoming evident, even to
the unmilitary, that the forces iu Virginia must
be tinder one commander. The prtsent arrange
ment is absurd. We can expect to do nothing
while affairs are conducted in such a miscellane
We also think it equally clear that all the re
inlorcements to spare should at once be sent to
McClellan. If we sti Ter ourselves to be out
maneuvered there, the consequences will be dis
astrous. If some of the press, instead of lauding
such Generals as Fremont, Banks k Co., would
turn their attention to having them removed and
the whole army in that State placed under Mc
Clellan, they would deserve better of their coun
try, and for once be in the right direction.
'The Pacific railroad bill is dying in the
House of its friends. Like "free- men, free
speech, aud free home-," it constituted a plank
in the Republican plalform.and like them it has
beeu kicked away at the first opportunity.
Congress have now been nearly seven moDths
in session, yet the following measures are un
passed: The tax bill.
The bankrupt law.
The tariff bill.
'1 tie Pacific railroad bill.
These comprise, aside from the appropriations,
the only great, necessary measures for the coun
try, sod these are the only measures which have
been persistently neglected. v
Nor is the neglect all. The waste of time is
accompanied by the enormous expense of main
taining Congress iu session.
It ilia fine thing to strut as "Hon. M. C." at
.sliiugton, while the p.-.. pie are drudging and
sweating to pay for it at home Del FreePrett.
A coteiuporary attempts a denial of our state
ment that a disunion party has existed at the
North, equally anxious with the Southern dis
uniouists to effect the same object. Toe denial
is not in words. Tnat of course would not do.
We challenge a dental of our statement in words.
But it is said "It is singular that when the dis
unionists of the South proceeded to carry out
their program nie by force of arms, those whom
the writers calls 'the -Northern disuuionists' rush
ed at once to the defence of the"Union."
We stand aghast at the coolness of this asser
tion, which every c Iii Id knows to be what shall
we call it? We will say a misapprehension.
The writer goes on to illustrate by the case of
Massachusetts sending her volunteers so rapidly,
as if Governor Andrew's leite.- was not au open
confession that the Northern disuuionists of whom
we spoke bad not yet volunteered aud would not
volunteer unless the President should make the
war a negro crusade. W e need no other proof
of the truth of our assertion. The fact is noto
rioiis from the sea to the prairies that the soldiers
who have gone to this war are not the Northern
ami slavery men, certainly not the men who three
weeks ago held a convention in Boston, denoun
ced the Union, expresjad a willingness to light
forJetfDavi.il he would free the slaves, and
abused the President with do stint, while they
discouraged volunteering and approved the infa
mous letter of Governor Andrew.
It illustrates, sorrowfully, the character of
radicalism when a New York paper of that per
suasion, denies that there was a Northern Aboli
tion disunion parly before the war! Day after
day we have printed extracts from their proceed
ings, we have quoted their resolutions, we have
shown their boasts that they did not love the
Union well enough to pay for it, and their vows
to seek its destruction even by correspondence
and action with Southern disuniouists. And a
coteiniiorai - doubts the fact, because the Massa
chusetts boys, who were the true lovers of the
Union.went to fight for it. Why, we know New
England regiments where the indignation of
every man is as fierce and furious against certain
notorious le ideis of the Northern disunion party
as it is against Jefferson Davis himself!
Does our neighbor desire to make this a ques
tion of veracity? We will, if it i necessary,
prove, that for years past there have been held in
New York city Abolition disunion meetings.
That these meetings have never been rebuked,
tint on the contrary have been encouraged by the
New Yoi k Ereniny Pott, the Tribune, the Inde
pendent, the Liberator, the Anti Slacery Stand
ard, and by certain other newspapers. That
when any manifestations of public indignation
were expressed by the people of New Yc k, or
by the audiences tit such meetings, on account of
disunion sentiments and resolutions there ottered,
the papers we have named defended the disuuion
ists and ridiculed and abused the loyalists. The
history is as black as midnight. If ourcolempo
rary per.-isis in doubting that there was a North
ern Abolition disunion party, we shall have to
Ojicn the volume, and perhaps the record may
If theic is anything plainly true now, it is that
thus far the prosecution of the war for the Union
has received no material aid from the radical
party, r.nd that the men, the money, the means,
are furnished, nearly all, by the conservative
masses. Radicalism opposes the war for the
Union, boldly and without shame. Why will
respectable New York papers attempt to keep
their position with the abolitionists by ignoring
this fact? Disuuionists will belore long find it
necessary to work together, and the Emtuicipa
tion League resolution, which proposes to erase
from the Hag all the stars except those of non
slaveholding States, is ingeniously intended as a
platform on which they can unite to accomplish
the common object of Northern and Southern
disuniouists, to wit, the formation of one Gov
ernment of free States and another of slave
Slates. JV. V. Jour, of Com.
From the New York Sun.
A Jlfw Party.
The World yesterday announced no new fact
in stating that a new party is iu process of organi
zation in this city, with a view to exercise a con
trolling interest in national affairs. The gentle
men whom it repre-ents as engaged in the move
ment are Gideon J. Tucker, Fred A. TalmaJge,
George Wr. Morton, James Greene, Augustus
Schell, James E. Kerrigan, and the brothers
Wood. The programme is understood to be:
1. Opposition to the emancipation and anti
slavery policy of the Administration.
2. Opposition to its financial policy.
3. Opposition to its confiscation policy, its ir
regular and unconstitutional action, and its al
The new party is said Jo be essentially and ab
solutely devoted to the Union, and to be ready
to maintain it at all hazards. It is simply op
posed to the sectional policy of the Government,
and offers a national platform on which the Union
men of every State can stand.
We reserve any expression of opinion as to the
merits of the new party until it sets forth its own
platform, and simply state facts from which our
re.iders can draw their own conclusions. We
would state, however, that a common sentiment
seems to pervade the whole country as to the ne
cessity for a broader political organization than
any that at present exists. The extension of our
power over the seceded States makes this want
more prominent. As an example, we find that
Jacob Barker, the great financier, formerly of
this city, but lately l'ving in New Orleans, and a
consistent Union man, advocates the restoration
of the Democratic party in a weekly newspaper
just started by him iu the Crescent City. We
quote from Mr. Barker's salutatory:
"It will advocate the political doctrines of Jef
ferson and Jackson, relying implicitly on the
ballot-box to correct all th? evils to which we arc
now and have beeu subject, terminate the present
war, and restore the ascendency of the Democrat
ic party, when there will not be any further inter
ference with the institutions of the South. It
should be considered treason to debate in Con
gress the subject of slavery. The States should
be left to regulate that question in their own way.
All that the South wishes is to have the terms of
the Constitution fairly and promptly carried out.
Our motto being, 'Enemies in war, in peace
friends.' we shall exert ourselves to the utmost
to calm the angry passions of men who have been
opposed to each other. Most of those who have
erred knew not what they had been doing. Let
the past be forgotten, and all go forward with
their accustomed occupations aud sin no more.
Kindness and forgiveness are the best means of
cultivating a Union sentiment, which is now most
wanted to promote the prosperity of New Or
leans. This feeling, however, must be mutual,
or it cannot have any beneficial effect. The proc
lamations of Fremont, Phelps and Hunter have
done much to weaken the cause of the United
States. The President's proclam ition annulling
those of the three Generals are doing much good.
What is most wanted is the exclusion of politics
from the pulpit."
The Democracy of Bartholomew
County in Council.
Pursuant to the call of the Central Committee,
the Democracy of Bartholomew county met in
convention, at the Odd Fellows' Hall, ut Colum
bus, on Saturday, the 21st inst.
At about the hour of 10 o'clock the conveu
tion was called to order by B. F. Jones, Chairman
of the Central Committee.
On motion, Col. Thomas G. Lee was called
upon by acclamation to preside. On taking the
chair Col. Lee, among other remarks, said: I
tender to you, my fellow Democrats, my heart
felt thanks for the honor conferred in calling
upon me to preside over your deliberations. At
any time it was au honor to preside over Demo
crats in council, and especially is it the case at
this day, when our National sky is dark and
troublous. For forty years he had acted with the
Democratic party, and during most of that period
it had been his pleasure and delight to rejoice in
the triumph of the party, but when defeat and
disaster came upon us none wept with more an
guish than he. Under the policy of that old
party, which had always stood as a mighty army
in defense of the Constitutiou aud the Union, our
country had become great and powerful, peace
and quietude reigned supreme throughout our
borders, and the people generally were content
and happy. But how different to-day Our pres
ent troubles had beeu brought upon us by a de
parture from the time-honored principles of the
Democrat! party. In hia opinion we would
never enjoy permanent peace and prosperity until
the principles of the party were again triumph
ant. For one he had voted for Democratic nomi
nees so long that he had come to the conclusion
it would be contrary to the "eery principle! of
Christianity' for hi oi not to do so in all cases,
but in this he had to confess that he had commit
tel at least one grave error. He mentioned Jim
Hughes as an exception, and said that if his God
would pardon hiui for voting for that dirty scoun
drel, that (feuniiably corrupt and contemptuously
inconsistent turn coat, (Jim Hughes,) he would
promise before all men never to commit an
other crime so great! Democrats had not for
gotten the speeches of Jim Hughes four years
ago. It was his opinion the poor renegade
had done the party a favor, and hoped that he
(Jim Hughes) might only prove to be as great
a curse to the Black Republicans as he had been
to us. Hughes bad now sold himself to those
whom he used to call "abolition disuuionists" for
$1.000 a year, and this was indeed a big price,
for he was not worth the fourth part of it. Be
cause of such desertions from our ranks. Demo
crats ought not to be discouraged. Let them
rally under their old banner, which had always
beeu the banner of the Constitution and
the symbol of perpetual union, and the Democ
racy of Indiana would achieve a glorious victory
At the conclusion of Col. Lee's remarks,
Messrs. H. Baruhill and A. Thompson were se
lected to act as Vice Presidents.
By motion, Z. H. Hauser and Johu D. Matthes
where chosen Secretaries.
On motion the Chair appointed a committee of
three, consisting of A. E. .S. Long, E. S. Gal
braith, sr., and R. W. Prather. to determine the
ratio of representation from the various towu-
ships in this Convention. Lists of the delegates,
by the request of the President, were sent to the
On motion, it was agreed that the delegates
rote on nominations by townships, but on all oth
er questions we vote as a mass Convention.
On motion, the Chair was authorized to ap
point a committee of seven, to draft a series of
resolutions expressive of the sense of the Con
vention. The following were appointed as the
B F. Jone-, Dr. S. J. Barritt, Israel Mil'er. B.
F. Price, Lewis Essex, J. Marsh and Daniel Mc
Kinney. The Piesident here announced that H. W. Har
rington would address the citizens of the county
in the Court house at half-past 12 o'clock.
On motiou, the Convention adjourned to meet
at 2 P. M.
(At near half past 12, the Courthouse was
crowded to its utmost capacity with people to
hear the speech of Mr. Harrington, who occupied
over au hour in his remarks. He was able and
eloquent, and spoke with fearlessness ot the cor
ruption, incompetency and hypocrisy of the party
i-i power )
The Convention was called to order by the
President at the proper hour.
The Committee to determine the ratio of reo
tescntation from the townships, through their
Chairman, Mr. Long, made their report, which
was concurred iu by the Convention.
B. F. Jones, from Committee, reported the
Reached, That the Democracy of Bartholo
mew county, in this hour of our country's peril,
are ready to exert all their power and energy for
the preservation of the Union.
Resolved, That we believe that we can bestand
most surely accomplish that object by casting our
votes in the county election for men whose polit
ical record gives evidence of their love and devo
tion to constitutional liberty.
Reaohed, That we invite all to act and vote
with us who are in favor of the Constitution as it
is and the Union as it was, aud the enforcement
of the laws and who are opposed to secession ism,
abolitionism or the emancipation of the negrots
of the South by Congress or the President or by
any other power except the Governments of the
Slates wlierein the institution of slavery exists.
Resolved, That we send greeting to our brave
volunteers and assure them that while they are
engaged in putting down rebellion at the South
we pledge ourselves to put down by every hon
orable effort at the ballot box, abolitionism at the
Reaohed, That we adopt as our motto and
watchword the "Union must and shall be pre
served." Reaohed, That we are in favor of a vigorous
prosecution of the present war under the Consti
tution for the suppression of the rebellion in the
United States, and this accomplished the war
ought to cease.
Resolved, That we are ready to pay all taxes
that may be imposed on us that are necessary lor
the ample pay and supply of our brave army,
but are opposed to all taxation for feeding or
aiding the escape of slaves from their masters.
The reading of the resolutions being finished,
the report of the committee was concurred in and
the resolutions as a whole were unanimously
By motion the Convention unanimously in
dorsed the 8th of January platform and pledged
their support to the State ticket.
The Convention then made the following nom
inations: For Slate Senator, Francis T. Hord.
For Suite Representative, Oliver H. P. Abbett.
For Treasarer, Samuel Stuckey.
For Sheriff, Mablon Hayes.
For Commissioner, First District, Jas. Harker.
For Commissioner, Third District, William
For Coroner, Dr. A. H. Bryan.
All the amendments made, were by motion
unanimously ratified. Mr. Jones presented the
following which was adopted:
Resolved, That the nominations of each town
ship select one delegate each to represent this
countv in the Congressional convention and that
Columbus township be entitled to three, leaving
two to be appointed by the Chair to represent the
county at large.
The following delegates were selected from the
different townships to attend the Congressional
Haw creek. Lewis Essex; Flat Rock, T. L.
Lee; Gorman; W. B. Ord William Elcy
contingent; Nineveh, J. Cannady and J. Marsh
contingent; Union. J. R. Bevis; Cliftv, Daniel
Mediane; Clav, John H. Adams; Columbus,
A. E. S. Long, B. F. Jones, G. W. Oimstead and
F. T. Hord, Thomas Bunnell, B. McClellau
contingents; Harrison, James B. Campbell; Rock
creek, John J. Phillips; Sand creek, Samuel
Taylor; Wayne, Smith Jones; Ohio, J. C. Loyd;
Jackson I.W'atkins; and for the county at large,
Joseph H. Galbraith and K. M. Prather.
The following resolutions offered by Mr. Mc
Clellan were adopted:
Resolved, That the delegates from this county
to the Congressional convention, be instructed to
cast their vote for Marion Mooncy, for Prosecu
ting Attorney for the Common Pleas Court in
Reaohed, That the delegates to the Coneres-
sional convention also select a candidate for Dis
Reaohed, That the proceedings of this conven
tion be published in the Columbus Weekly AVtcs
and the Indiana State Sentinel.
The President having left the chair the follow
ing was also adopted:
Refoloed, That the thanks of this convention
are hereby tendered to the officers, thereof, for
the able and impartial manner in which they have
discharged their duties.
On motion, the Convention, which was large
ly attended from all parts of the county, then ad
journed st'nf die.
THOMAS G. LEE, 1'res t.
Z. H. Hai skr,
Johx D. Matthks
Dispatches from WTashinj;ton contain the fol
lowing additional evidence of thieving in Blex
The militiry authorities to-day secured several
thousand dollars worth of Government arms and
goods, secreted in buildings iu the city, and ad
dressed to a Quartermaster iu Blenker's division.
There were immense quantities of clothing,
boxes of Springfield musket- of pattern hard to
obtain, of officers' swords, shoes, 4c, showing
that very extensive swindling and thieving oper
ations have been going on for some time.
Most of the articles were utatked for the tith
New York German regiment, and, when the au
thorities removed the freight in waeons, large
crowds gathered to witness.
The discovery has created quite a sensation,
and adds nnolher to the long list of charges
against Blenker's division.
t3fIt is said that Vincent Colyer is the re
nowned model artist man who was badgered by
the police in almost every city in the Union years
ago. His prevent vocation of mischief-making
under pretense of negro teaching, is even worse
than his former one. He is a hie individual to
teach the black ideas how to shoot. Motion Pott.
Perhaps he is preparing to exhibit ebony statues.
From Cincinnati PrW Current June 20.
Financial and Commercial summary
for the I'ust Week.
The speculative demand for gold aud stocks
consequent upon the projected new iseues of
Treasury uoles, continued throughout the week,
although not with that energy which we noticed
in our last, there being some backsets, gold hav
ing declined, in the early part of the week, very
considerably ; but this decline was fully recovered :
toward the close. Soon after the issue of the let-
ter of the Secretary of the Treasury, asking for j
the power to issue one hundred and fifty millions !
more of notes, public sentiment, in and out of ;
Congress, seemed to be greatly divided regarding
the expediency of allowing the uew issue, but
within the past week a marked change has taken I
place in favor of the measure; also in favor of
taxing the issue of bank paper, so as to stop it .
altogether, in order to make a clear field for the
Government currency; and that this will be the
final result, we have no doubt, because it is both
desirable and necessary. The people are in favor
of a National currency to the exclusion of that
of batik paper altogether. It is only bankers,
money dealers aud capitalists who are opposed to
it, with regard to this there can be but one opiu
ion on the part of those who have been in a posi
tion to ascertain what is the seutiment of the
The money market, as regards discounting, or '
a demand for loans, continues remarkably easy,
Mi there is no trouble in placing good paper at
6 to 8 percent., aud paper not strictly first class
is taken at 10 per cent.
The demand for exchange has been quite
light and the market dull, with a slight decline in
rates. Quite a speculative demand has prevailed
for gold, and the 7 3-10th and old demand Treas
ury notes; but excepting gold, the rates have not
essentially changed. Gold closes decidedly
higher. In consequence of the low rates for ex
change, the notes of Eastern banks have been ;
placed at a discount of Jk of 1 per cent. The j
quotations for all at the close were as follows
Demand notes 2:i. taem.
7 3 10th do .... 55t. preui. ....
The market closed very much unsettled for
gold and demand notes, and our quotations are to
some extent nominal.
The tax bill has at length passed both Houses
of Congress, and now needs but the signature of
the President to become a law. The tax on :
whisky has been fixed as we have long supposed
it would be, namely : on that distilled after the
time when the act noes into operation, which is
the 1st of August, anil the rate is :20c per gallon. ;
The clause taxing rectified und manufactured
liquors has been stricken out.
It is though that the committee made a mis- '
take in deferring its operations til! the first of Au
gust, but it will probably take till the intervening ;
time to appoint officers and put the machinery ,
The passage of the bill produced great excite
ment in the whisky market, and prices advanced !
l).4c per gallon in New York and '2l.2c per gal- j
Ion in this market yesterday. Distillers had
given out the general understanding that as soon 1
as the tax biil went into operation they would, as
a tnalier of necessity, have to stop; but this we i
regarded doubtful. It is true they could not !
compete with the stock on hand in a home mar
ket, but they can successfully in a foreign mar
ket, iu the shape of alcohol, in this way. On all I
the alcohol shipped after the 1st of August to
foreign countries, the bill allows a draw back
MM to the tax; but the shipper must prove that
it has paid this tax, which he can not do if it has j
been made from whisky distilied before that date;
therefore no alcohol made from whisky oo hand
now or distilled before August can be shipped '
abroad, thus opening the foreign market to dis
tillers, and this foreign demand will be good, as, i
owing to the low price of grain, spirits can be
made at 14c per gallon and pay a fair profit, and
at this rate the foreign dem .nd will be very large.
It is quite likely that the consumptive demand !
for whisky for home use will be extremely light ,
after the tax law goes into operation, but specu- j
lation between this aud that time will probably ;
force the price up to 30c, and this will induce a
desire to realize, as the profits will be large, and
a consequent reaction.
The weather has beeu unusually cool, aud on J
last Wednesday night there was a light frost, but '
not enough to do any injury. Rains have fallen '
at intervals, keeping the earth moist, which '
would have produced rapid vegetation had the
temperature been high, but this was not the case, j
Corn is doing well, the plants being verv healthy j
anl vigorous, though rather backward; the fact
is, the temperature litis not been up to the point
suitable for corn; still there is ample time, and
with average J uly aud August weather a large
crop may be looked for.
The complaints respecting spring wheat con- 1
tinue to reach us through our exchanges, and it
may result seriously to the crop of that variety j
in some districts of the Northwest. We intend :
to have definite advices on this point iu due time.
Flour has ruled very dull and the demand
light. Superfine has been offered at $3 80a3 90,
aud extra at $4a4 10, inspectors' standards with
out meeting with much demand. Family and ,
and fancy brands are taken to a limited extent by
the city trade at $4 25(34 75.
Wheat closes dull at 80af5c for red and 90s ;
95c for white." The advance iu whisky induced ;
an advance of lc on com and rye, the former
closing at 32c aud the latter at 46c. Both had
been ruling a ceut a bushel below these quota
tions during the greater portion of the week. '
Oats advanced to 32c. Whisky advanced to 24c t
yesterday and closed buoyant.
Butter declined le per lb and is in large supply. '
Linseed oil advanced to 89a9llc. but the de-
mi is moderate; the stock, however is quite
light. Cheese declined
Beet cattle have been in large supply and de
clined 50c per cental gross. Hogs are 25a30c
per cental lower and dull; good slop fatted sold
at $2 25, and the best corn fatted would not bring
over $2 75 percental gross. Sheep in better sup- '
ply and pi ices easier; $'2a2 50 per cental gross,
are the quotations.
In the provision market there has been a con-
tinuation of the depression, with the exception of
lard and su-ar cured hams.
Mess pork has not bem inquired for. and city
brands have been offered at $10 to $10 50. anil !
country at $9 50 to $10. Bulk pork ueglected,
Bad no demand. A party who needed some to j
fill his smoke house, paid 5c yesterday, for i
about 75,000 lbs. rib anil clear sides, about an j
equal portion of each; and this was the only j
sale we heard of during the week. Bactn has j
also been neglected, and prices are merely nom
inal. Shoulders can be bought at 3l2a358c, and
sides at 6a6'4c, the latter for clear. Common
hams, canvased, sold to a moderate extent at 5 ;
bö1 .c, according to quality, and there has been
quite an active demand for sugar cured at 8c, and
at the close ihe best brands were held at M.,e.
A very light demand being anticipated for these
hams iu the winter, but a moderate amount were
cured; the demand, however, was much larger
than had been expected, owing to the low price,
and hence the stock on hand now is unusually
light, and the impression prevails that prices will
be considerably higher.
There has been quite a pressing demand for
lard, and about 1.200 tierces were procured at
7a7?c, closing at the latter rate for prime,
holders asking 8c, aud not much offering even at
In the groceey market, if we except the receipt
of some sugar and molasses from Memphis, noth
ing has transpired of importance. Sugar sells at
$H9HC- Molasses at 50c, and coffee at 20a22c.
Small sales of prime New Orleans sugar were
made at 9a9tc, and of molasses at 48c. but
dealers buy sparingly, and strictly with reference
to their current wants, so that large sales of ei
ther, sugar or molasses are out of the
question except at prices below those
who bought at Memphis can afford
to accept. Quite n large number of our enter
prising citizens visited that city to look into mat
ters there with a speculative eye, and many of
them have returned and report rather unfavor
able. The citizens ot that place have not had
time to classify themselves since they had to
change their citizenship; they have been stripped
of their monev and their property; their cotton
has been burnt, pretty generally by their defend
ers, and then -ugar a no moias-e -mppeu up trie
Yazoo river to be destroyed in case there is dan
ger of the Yankees having it.
It is clear now that the renewal of trade with
the South will be a slow process, partly owing to
a want of will, but chiefly a want of means.
They are destitute ot the common necessaries of .
life, but lack the means with which to purchase
them, so far as the country has been opened up !
to trade; and should the destruction of cotton
continue as our troops advance, the same will be
About 3,000 bags Turk's Island salt sold at
41c per bushel, aud 2,000 do. coarse Liverpool at
$1 75 per bag all to arrive.
The Passage at the Tax Bill
The tax bill, which has been under considera
tion for so long a time, passed both houses of
Congress, by a decisive vote, Monday afternoon
The taxes imposed are of the following differ
ent classes, viz:
First A tax on persons and corporations en
gaged in certain pursuits, for licenses.
Second A tax on manufactured articles, pro
ducts, & j., to be paid by the manufacturer or
producer when he sells auch articles or products.
Third A duty on incomes of individuals, rail
road and steamboat companies, public officers
Fourth Duties to be paid for stamps, which
the bill requires to be affixed to certain papers,
medicines, documents, &r.
Notwithstanding tbe publicity which has been
giveu to the provisions of the tax bill since it
was first introduced iu the House of Represen
tatives, there still seems to be some misunder
standing in the minds of many concerned relative
to their duties and obligations. For instance, we
have beard it stated that a large proportion of
the manufacturers are under the impression that
the tax of three per cent, on the value of their
fabrics is to be levied only on the amount of
profit arising from the sale thereof. Such, how
ever, is not the fact. The duties are to be levied
on the entire value of the manufactured articles.
The manufacturers, iu addition to this duty, are
required to pay, in common with all other per
sons who receive over six hundred dollars ner
annum, a tax on the amount of income in excess
of that sum, the rate of taxation increasing as
the amount of income increases. The former
duty will not, in reality, be paid entirely by tbe
manufacturer, but will be derived mostly from
the consumer, who will pay it in the enhanced
price of the article consume i The manufac
turer will scarcely be able to receive back, under
the present rules of trade, all of the taxes tie
pays on the products of his mills, and will thus
be required to contribute largely towards the
support of the Government.
It is the custom for manufacturers to dispose
of their goods to customers who agree to make
payment therefor at the expiration of three, six
or nine mouths. But the taxes are to be paid to
the Government at the time the goods are sold or
deliveied lor consumption or sale, and hence the
manufacturer will be deprived of the use of the
mouey expended for material and of that paid for
taxes. In this view of the subject it would ap
pear that the burden ol taxation will bear heavily
on the class of which we have spoken. The ef
fect of the provision requiring payment of the
taxes on goods at the time of delivery will be
either to increase to the consumer the price to be
paid by an amount considerable in excess of that
which has been paid for taxes, or to work a revo
lution in trade by inducing manufacturers to sell
only to cash customers.
The tax bill is to go into effect on the 1st of
August. A large portion of tbe people of the
Notthern States will be called on for the income
tax, concerning the payment of which an errone
ous impression is prevalent. It is not to be paid
immediately, on the income and profiu of the
year already passed, but will become due on the
1st of May, ls63. and is to be levied on the in
come for the year preceeduig. A limit is placed
to the time in which the tax shall be in operation,
the date fixed for it to cease being 1866.
In the passage of the bill through the Senate a
change was made, important both to tbe tax pay
ing community and to those seeking offices. The
amount of compensation fixed for assessors (one
of the priticipal classes of officers) by the House
was three dollars per day, and one dollar for each
hundred names on the tax lists furnished by tbem
to the collector.-. This sum was increased to five
dollars per day, the commission on the names re
maining the same. The compensation allowed
these officers will amount to a large item in the
national expenditures; for if there should be but
50,000 taxable persons in each assessment district
it would reach, for each one, the sum of $2,000
The tax-gatherer, from whose presence we
have heretofore been free, will soon be in our
midst. Were the object for which the taxes are
levied less patriotic, the people might feel op
pressed by the burden. As it is, but few will be
found me m encugh to grudge furnishing their
mite towards the support of the Government and
the punishment of traitors. JV. Y. Herald.
From the Cincinnati Gazette.
Outrages in rremoni Army.
It will be recollected that Gen. Fremont, in an
oider issued to his army after the battle of Cross
Keys, commented very severely on the conduct
of some of the soldiers during their march, and
issued stringent orders fvr the punishment of all
such offenders in future. Blenker's Division,
which was sent to him as an army of soldiers,
has caused a great deal of trouble in this and
other respects. With refcreuce to the outrages
committed, the correspondent of the New York
Tribune writes from Winchester as follows:
Gen. Blenker with his staff arrived here to-day,
en route for Washington, the General, I am in
formed, having beeu relieved of his command,
which is completely demoralized. Coder the
able management and controlling influence of
Gen. Carl Schurz, the men may be brought back
to a sense of propriety and decency. Blenker is
a medium sited, restless, overbearing sort of can,
extremely rade and boisterous. Himself and
staff shopped here a night, and every time they
moved about the hotel, the clank, clank, clank of
their swords ou the floor or over the stairways
distutbed the rest of the guests.
The brief -space allotted me would not allow
anything like a recital of the barbarities and
butcheries of Blenker's men, aud even should I
recount a half dozeu or so they would scarcely be
credited. While on marches everybody and every
thing suffered; tongues were cut out of cattle and
tbe poor animals left to suffer and perhaps die; as
many as fifteen sheep or lambs were sometimes
stolen in a ay and slaughtered, articles of no
value v- hatei er to the soldiers were carried off
and destroyed, kc. From the highest officer in
the command to the lowest the demoralization
was complete. Matters finally arrived at such a
pass that officers in the division tendered their
resignation in order to escape the odium which
the conduct of Blenker's men threw upon them
Gen. Fremont eventually ordered an investiga
tion, and it is said, but with what truth I do not
know, that during the examination of some men
Blenker became very insolent, upon which Fre
mont took off his (Blender's) shoulder straps and
broke in two his sword. After his arduous whis
ky campaign, Gen. Blenker will probably be al
lowed a long rest.
Hor lt publican Speculation.
A special dispatch to the Cincinnati papers
states that Senator Simmons, f Rhode Island, a
very violent Republican patriot, has been making
the snug sum of ßfty thoutand dollars for ob
taining contracts for his friends from the War
Department. He seems to think it all right thus
to use his official position and take advantage of
the difficulties of the country. When the time
arriv es to investigate the conduct of the officials
connected with the war there will he discovered
thousands of just such patriots as Senator 8m
mons Read and remember .
The Commission on Contracts, composed of
ex Secretary Holt and Robert Dale Owen, hare
submitted to Congress their report, showing that
two citizens of Rhode Island obtained contracts
with the War Department for a certain number
of small arms, through the influence of Senator
Simmons, ofthat State, for which that Senator
was to receive fifty thousand dollars. Tbe evi
dence to be submitted with this statement shows
that ten thousand dollars have been received.
Senator Simmons was called on and gare his
evidence, and the whole transaction did not ap
pear to be concealed, but was open. So far as it
regards the Senator and his clients, the Commis-mi-sion
comment with ereat severity on this
special case, and dwell at length on the evil prac
tice ofSeuators and Representatives obtaining
contracts for their constituents and especially for
The Commission t bought however deplorable,
su Ii act- must k Irani s" - egal . t . Congress
should, by law, make them otherwise.
A bill has already been introduced making it a
misdemeanor, and rendering the contract void
and disqualifying from holding office any wm
ber of Congress who obtains, them