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Senator Edmunds says lie would not have
the presidency; that he despises the presi
The State Legislatures have begun to “blow
in. The Indiana General Assembly meets
The Indian population of the United
States aggregates 202.000, and is increasing
about one thousand a veni.
Hon. A. H. Conner, formerly of this city,
is a very prominent candidate for United
States senator from Nebraska.
During the festivities of holiday week in
New York city, one person at east was
perishing of want, and Mr-. Mary Ileunesy
died of actual starvation.
A New York special says that so far Rev.
George 0. Barnes, the mountain evangelist,
has not received money enough to pay ex
penses. It is not an unhealthy sign to see
evidences of decay in theatrical religion.
Robert E. Pattjson will be the nineteenth
Governor of Pennsylvania, and the first of
that number not a native of the State. lie
is also the youngest Governor the State has
ever had, being but thirty-two. Governor
Pattison was born in Maryland.
Probably neither Senator Voorhees nor
Mr. Winterbotham is improving his standing
with the great moral party of • ‘reform” by
the efforts each is putting forth for and
•gainst some humble aspirant for door
•hutter-in-ordinary to the great men of the
It would be delightful to see the Democrats,
under the leadership of J. C. S. Blackburn,
attempt the impeachment of Attorney-gen
eral Brewster for what he has done in the
prosecution of the star-route cases. But the
serious suggestion of the thing shows the
temper of powerful and influential leaders of
the Democratic party.
What are the emoluments of the offices
ior which a full hundred of able-bodied men
are keeping up “headquarters” at leading
hotels? Three hundred dollars is under
stood to be the sum total; and yet tiie pa
triots are spending double that amount to
secure them, and if defeated will be thankful
for a place as spittoon-cleaners.
The chaplain of the Tennessee Legislature
created quite a sensation on Monday by ask
ing God “to preserve Tennessee from the stain
and disgrace of repudiation.” As the Demo
cratic party is in control of that State, the
prayer could not have been offered with rea
sonable and intelligent faith, and of course
there is no possibility of it being answered.
It is now reported that the Commercial
Gazette will publish a one cent evening pa
per, to which Mr. Halstead will devote most
of his time and talent. Having practically
ruined what was the finest newspaper prop
erty west of the Alleghenies when he took
bold of it, we presume the new managers of
the consolidated concern think he cannot do
much harm with a little one-cent paper.
The Commercial Gazette is announced to ap
pear to day or to-morrow.
In the address of the committee of the tem
perance people upon the question of temper
ance legislation, as printed in the Journal of
yesterday, it is made to read that Governor
Hendricks “opposed” the law for the submis
sion of the Wabadi Sc Eric canal constitu
tional amendment, despite its alleged defect
by reason of not being spread in length upon
D'e journals of the two houses. The reading
should be that Governor Hendricks “ap
proved” the bill—a fact quite patent from the
The initial day of the new year was not
without its tragedies. The greatest mania
France died in its earliest hours. In this
country the President’s reception was cut
snort by the sudden deatli of Hon. Elisha H.
Allen, Hawaiian minister. William Bald
win, Chief Commissioner of Highways for
Philadelphia, died in the Council Chamber
of that city while his successor was about to
he chosen, and Hen. Samuel Galley, ex-Mayor
of Salem, Mass., committed suicide immedi
ately after having attended the inauguration
of his successor in office. The year opens
under a cloud, but it may be that these un
toward events are in nowise auguries of
others equally painful to follow.
Mr. Coffin, of New Albany, the author of
the paper upon the “Teaching of Thrift in
the Public Schools.” called yesterday to say
that lie was misrepresented in the sentence
tlint “high wages lead to the commission of
crime.” He did not say that, nor anything
of the kind. What he did say, in effect, was
that to increase wages without, at the same
time, giving instruction as to the proper use
and the abuse of money, was sirnplv to in
crease the power of self-indulgence and
reckless extravagance. This proposition was
in harmony with the entire scope of the ad
dress, and is one from which there will be no
dissent. In its review of Mr. Coffin's paper
the Journal expressly gave Mr. Coffin the
benefit of an erroneous report, which turns
out to be the truth.
Little Rhode Island now hops to the
front with a stran.se revelation. It appears
that the Ninth and Tenth regiments. Rhode
Island volunteers, went to the front at the
outbreak of the rebellion as three months'
men. When their time of service expired
they returned home, being told that their
discharge papers would be made out and
forwarded the next week. They did not re
ceive them, however, until a few days ago.
About live months since someone of their
number suggested that as they had never
been discharged they were liable to be called
out at any time Uncle Sam saw fit, so it
would seem that during the last twenty-one
years Rhode Island has had two regiments of
volunteers still in the servicte. Some
person, acting on the suggestion, determined
to investigate the matter, and the result was
that the discharge papers were applied for,
nud they have just been received, bearing
date of Dec*. 16, 1882. Some of them hold the
opinion that they are entitled to pay at the
rate of sl3 per month from the time they
were mustered in, in 1861, to the date on
which they were eventually mustered out.
The bill for all, estimated from their stand
point, it is said, would, with interest, amount
to over $5,000,000. A test case will be made,
but while the claim may be technically
just, it is so absurd that it ought to be
speedily dismissed.
Mr. Stephen Preston, the Haytien minis
ter, by virtue of seniority, would become
the dean of the diplomatic corps since the
death of Minister Allen. But Mr. Preston’s
nationality is not satisfactory to the blue
bloods, and it is stated that Aristarchi Bey,
the Turkish embassador, next in length of
service, may succeed to the honor, a position
purely of courtesy. Mr. Preston’s nation
ality may be objectionable, but Aristarchi’s
reputation should bar him out, and as be
tween the two. Mr. Preston should receive
the honor of his colleagues. Besides, there
would be something poetic in the dean of the
diplomatic corps at the capital of the Ameri
can republic being a minister from Hayti.
It would be another indication that John
Brown’s soul is marching on.
The treatment of Major Doxey by the Sen
tinel, and by the entire Democratic press of
the Ninth district and State, without notable
exception, is perfectly in harmony with the
low and despicable methods of campaign
ing indulged in by the Democratic party.
Outrageous lies and slanders against the per
sonal character of Mr. Doxey are indulged
in, with the hope of breaking hint down be
fore the electors of the district. Major Doxey
was enough of a patriot to enlist in the
Union army as a private, be shot in the face,
the scar of which he will carry to Ins
grave, and fight his way to the
ntajorship of his regiment, while his present
slanderers were skulking in the lodges of the
Sons of Liberty, or indulging in their trea
son through less dangerous methods. Major
Doxey was esteemed sufficiently by the peo
ple with whom he had lived for years to re
ceive a majority of 176 votes in a county
which is usually Democratic by 1,000 ma
jority. Less than four months ago the Sen
tinel said* “His politics excepted, the Sen
tinel places a high estimate upon the charac
ter of Mr. Doxey.” The only charge brought
against Mr. Doxey is that be ran “a bucket
shop.” Bucket shops are not popularly re
spectable; that is, after they fail. But we note
that not a few boards of trade are simply
“bucket shops” of larger growth, while repu
table merchants and other people are daily
buying “margins” and speculating in “fu
tures.” These receive no condemnation, but
are received into the best political so
ciety, and into all kinds of society, not ex
cepting the churches, without question. It
is also to be noted that the persons under
whose auspices the late Vincennes “policy”
swindle was conducted have not suffered any
severe public castigation, and, if memory
serves us right, the Sentinel did not devote a
column a day to the denunciation of the
gentlemen who backed the Vincennes lot
tery. It seems to us there is a deal of
straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel.
The Journal could attack the character of
Judge Ward, if it cared to. We think we
could show that he is far from
what an ideal congressional representa
tive should be, We think it could be dem
onstrated, by evidence from his party friends,
that he is by no means without spot or
blemish. But we shall do nothing of the
kind, and it is to the credit of the Repub
lican press of the State and of the Ninth dis
trict that they have indulged in no such
methods of political warfare. There is
nothing in the life and character and past
political services of Major Doxey which
would prevent him from making a credita
ble representative in Congress, certainly as
good as many there now, and as good as the
Democratic representatives from Indiana. lie
is a Republican, and has taken the race
under the exceptional circumstances at the
demand of his party. Whether it was the
best nomination that could have been made
is not the question. Certainly Thomas B.
Ward is not the best Democratic nomination
that could he made in the Ninth district.
We do not think so badly of the Democracy
of that district as to venture that assertion.
An overwhelming wave of public opinion
carried defeat to many Republican districts,
last November, not only in Indiana, but in
the entire country. The election of
Mr. Doxey, next week, would be an
indication that the Democratic tide
had been stayed, and that public opin
ion was again looking hopefully, if not fa
vorably', toward the only political party
which gives anything like certain promise
of the reforms the people demand. In that
view, and for that reason chiefly, the Journal
would lik to sec Mr. Doxey elected on Tues
day next.
Advices from Baltimore show that there
are about 1,200 cases of smallpox in that
city at this time. The disease is spreading
rapidly, and over 300 prisoners were released
| from the city jail on Monday on account of a
case being developed there. Seventy-four
deaths from it were reported last week.
• Twenty additional physicians have been ap
! pointed to facilitate the business of vaccinat
ing the people, and they are now visiting all
; the houses in order and vaccinating their in
-1 mates. The disease is not confined to one
locality, but is everywhere; and to accoinmo
, date the increased number of patients re
; moved to the quarantine hospital, the city
, officers have ordered two additional build
' ings erected. Four cases have appeared
among the students of tiie College
; of Physicians and Surgeons. The disease is
I also very bad at Chattanooga, where seven
buildings were burned by order of the board
of health on Wednesday last. Nearly every
city of considerable magnitude is more or
less afflicted, and it is a sourco of congratula
tion that Indianapolis is perfectly free from
it. It is gratifying to know that this city is
healthier in this respect than any in this part
of the country. Our broad streets and gener
ous spaces about our dwellings of all classes
give us great advantage over those less favor
ably situated, and the promptness with which
our health officers grapple with contagious
diseases ought to guarantee us against anjr
thing like an epidemic.
The National Board 01 Health, crippled as
it is for want of necessary funds, in connec
tion with the local boards, has kept the
Northwest comparatively free from this
scourge. This is a territory very much ex
posed to it, since of the hundreds of thou
sands of immigrants arriving annually a
great majority pass through and find homes
here. Even in its present condition the Na
tional Board of Health has accomplished
wonders in the way of stamping out this
disease and in keeping it from being re-intro
duced among us. The work is of vast im
portance. The health and lives and business
interests of a great population are endan
gered by this contagion. With proper
means for prosecuting its work, the na
tional board, aided by the various State
boards, can almost wholly control
its ravages, and it is the plain duty of Con
gress to see that the necessary funds are pro
vided for the continuance of this imperative
sanitary measure. Less than a year ago the
seeds of this disease were scattered broadcast
throughout Illinois and the States and Terri
tories to the north and west, but by prompt
and energetic measures they were stamped
out, while the system of inspecting immi
grant trains prevented its introduction. The
importance of some concerted action on the
part of the Federal government is too mani
fest to call for argument. It would be very
unwise and dangerous to allow the national
board to become helpless through lack of
means to prosecute its work.
The appointments made by Governor Por
ter to the presidency and membership of the
benevolent boards could not well be bettered.
No fitter man for the presidency could
easily be found than General John Coburn,
while the three trustees are each and all men
of the highest character. The Sentinel calls
upon the Democratic majority in the Senate
to reject them, and Senator “Bazoo” Brown,
the Artful Dodger of politics, announces
that he has already prepared a
bill to take away from the Gov
ernor the appointing power and lodge
it with the General Assembly. This bill, he
says, will become a law within twenty days,
and thus there will be no occasion to do any
thing with the Governor’s nominations.
This is all right. The Democratic party
passed the law making these offices ap
pointive by the Governor so they could be
controlled, and now they propose to repeal
their own statute in order to again keep the
control. Playing fast and loose with
the benevolent institutions for party
purposes has ever been a Dem
ocratic characteristic; but by this time
the people of the State have got their
eyes open and their hearts interested in these
great charities. They will not brook this
kind of treatment at the hands of any party,
and the Democracy could not do the Repub
lican party a greater kindness, speaking from
simply a party point of view, fhan to follow
Jason B. Brown in this and in other pieces of
paltry partisan legislation. The State of In
diana has passed beyond this kind of busi
ness, but the Democratic party does not
seem to have discovered it.
The Journal a few days since alluded to
the fact that Mr. Hendricks had sent forth
no bugle call for civil-service reform, now
that the elections had shown a possibility of
Democratic success in 1884. During the cam
paign liis eloquent anti persuasive voice was
lifted up in full cry against tiie “spoils sys
tem,” and in favor of reform. However, he
has managed to speak, and from his sick
room there come forth words embodied in
this paragraph, taken from the report of the
interesting interview had with the eminent
gentleman by a Journal representative on
“It has been my experience that the best
way to secure such reform is to put the right
men in office.” He continued, laughingly:
“Isn’t it a remorseless spectacle that the
Democrats have been kept out of office for
twenty years because the Republicans said
they were not entitled to tiie places, and
now, when there is a chance for them to get
in, it is proposed to legislate them out!”
Mr. Hendricks is with “the boys.”
On the 28th of August, 1882, the Indian
apolis Sentinel published this paragraph
about Major Charles T. Doxey:
“He is noted for his decision of character
and high type of honest manhood. He is
devoted to his friends and whatever cause he
believes to be right, and on tiie broad plan
of creation, in the daylight, or in the dark
ness. he stands forth untrammeled by sect or
party, impelled by pure motives only, and
big-hearted in lending a helping hand to a
brother in need. His politics excepted, the
Sentinel places a high estimate on the charac
ter of Mr. I)oxev.”
With tliis before it, the Sentinel now says
it is not the opinion of the Sentinel, but of
an Anderson correspondent. We do not
claim to he able to fathom the mysteries of
the editing of our esteemed contemporary;
but if the above extract reads like a corre
spondent’s letter it is a revolution to us.
The paragraph distinctly says: “His politics
excepted, the Sentinel places a high estimate
on the character of Mr. Doxey.”
“Tm Journal says the election of Doxey
over Ward would have a salutary effect on
the politics of the State, Then, if Ward is
elected, the effect will be tiepressing.”—Sat
urday Herald.
Not at all. Tiie Journal was speaking upon
the effect the election of Mr. Doxey might
have in indicating that the country hud
been impressed with the folly of hoping for
real reform from putting the Democratic
party into power in the nation. The No
vember elections were interpreted as a loud
hint for certain things from the Republican
party, and that party has responded to it,
while the Democratic party has ventured all
the opposition it dared. The election of Mr.
Doxey would be an indication that the
people, in turtv responded to and were ready
to encourage the Republican party. Judge
Ward’s election would not be any more “de
pressing” than the November election was,
and would indicate nothing but public in
difference to the record of Congress thus far
in the short session.
General Logan continued his speech in
the Fitz John Porter case yesterday. A great
many people believe, with the Illinois sena
tor, that in Porter’s case it was either cow
ardice or conspiracy that kept him from
obeying the orders of General Pope. The
letter General McClellan found it necessary
to write General Porter, begging him to ac
cord General Pope a loyal support, despite
his (Porter’s) personal feelings, is a key to
the conduct of the disgraced General. Mr.
Lincoln’s opinion, President Garfield’s opin
ion, and the deliberate judgment of General
J. D. Cox, who made a careful and analytical
study of the alleged new evidence adduced
before the Schofield board, are not easily set
aside. Both as to the law and the facts, Sen
ator Logan’s position is a strong one, amply
fortified. General Porter’s “vindication” is
not a mere matter of course.
A contrast between the annual reports of
the Ohio and Indiana institutions for the in
sane made by Secretary Byers of the Ohio
State Board of Charities, shows that in In
diana the average daily number of inmates
lias been 1,085; the per capita expense for the
year was $194. In Ohio the average per
capita cost has been for the same year slßl,
a difference of sl3 in favor of the Ohio insti
tutions. The Indiana institution reports
48 per cent, of recoveries on admissions. The
average in Ohio has been for the past year
something over 40 per cent. These figures
suggest that an average of over 50 per cent,
of the insane do not recover or become
chronic cases, and remaiu more or less de
pendent upon the public care.
One Chicago pawn-shop man lias loaned
money on 2,200 revolvers within the last
eight months—enough to arm two full regi
ments of men, with perhaps fifty more such
establishments to hear from. No wonder
there are so many murders, nor is it sur
prising that there are 10,000 boys and girls in
that city on the verge of destitution.
A local paper reportiug “watch-night ser
vices” in a Methodist church notes the fact that
the congregation sang the consecration hymn,
“Come, let ns anew our journey pursue.”
That hymn is the one snug afrer the consecra
tion, when the new year has been ushered in.
The consecration hymn, sung by the members
upon their knees as the hour of midnight ap
proaches, Is the one euding:
“The cov’nant we this moment make
Be ever kept in mind;
We will no more our Hod forsake,
Or cast. His works behind."
The whole service, from about live minutes be
fore I*2 until five minutes after, including the
“consecration hymn," and the New Year’s hymn,
is one of the most impressive Solemnity.
The annual week of prayer will begin Sunday,
Jan. 7. Tim following lias been arranged by
the Evangelical Alliance, and will be followed
by many Protestant bodies: Sunday, Jan 7
Sermons; Monday, Jau. B—Praise and thanks
giving; Tuesday, Jan. 9—Humiliation ami con
fession; Wednesday, Jan. 10—Prayer for fami
lies; Thursday, Jan. 11—Prayer for church uni
vers il; Friday, Jan. 12—Prayer for.the Nations;
Saturday, Jan. 13—Prayer for missions; Sunday,
Jan. 14—Sermons.
This time it is the Pennsylvania Supreme
Court which decides that the condition upon a
free railroad pass by which the person accept
ing it assumes all risk of accident is not binding.
The dead-head passenger lias just as many rights
which tiie corporation is bound to respect, and
Ilia bones are precisely as valuable in a suit for
damages, as if he had bought and paid hard cash
for his ticket.
A fond father in Pennsylvania, who wanted
to pleasantly surprise his young daughter, who
was to carve tiie Christmas turkey, slyly in
serted into that bird before it was cooked a
pocket-book containing twenty dollars in gold.
The money was found all right, but the surprise
occurred when tiie tatiier and guests undertook
(o eat turkey flavored with Russia leather and
Ro tho Editor of the Indianapolis Journal:
To settle a dispute will you u.easi- state when
ami where the actual citizens of tiie. District of
Columbia vote, or arc they entitled to a vote at
ail. E. K. Nowland.
The citizens of the District of Columbia have
no vote upon any questiou.
To the Editor of the Indianapolis Journal:
P.ease, give me the name uiid ad ureas of oitr
minister to England. j. f. W.
Red Kla, Jay Cos., Irul.
Hon. Janies Russell Lowell, Address him in
care of the State Department
To tiie Editor ro the Imliaiiapolis Journal:
flow can I best timi tue undresses ol the public
libraries in theStatef Reader.
Address the city librarian.
The first. Premier to have the freedom of
London, Edinburgh and Dublin, is Mr. Glad
Governor Grover Clevelvnd has not a
striking appearance, but is a strongly-built gen
tleman, with a large head aud earnest face.
Mu. Fawcett, the British Postiuaster-general,
who is suffering from au attack ot typhoid fever,
contracted tiie malady at his sister's bedside.
While in England Mr. D. L. Moody lias bc< n
presented with Three fine Ayrshire heifers,
which tie will send Lome to Nonhlield, Mans,
j The poems winch Mr. Ruskin wrote iu his
youth are soon to be reprinted in this country.
Almost-anything is'possible under a republican
form of government.
BJORNSTEhnk Bjornmon believes that lie will
live to very old age. HU family is noted for
longevity. His grandfather ..ved to be 100
1 years old and retained alt his faculties to the
* lust.
MR. Froudk, the English historian, appeals in
j anew character as 4 contributor to the Christ
j mas number of the Rock. Iu a parable or atpo-
I logue, entitled “The Merchant and His Three
Hons," lie ventilates ids well-known ideas about
1 lieland, and foreshadows the coming of the
good time when parliamentary government will
be abolished aud Irishtueu vanish from the
London Special: Dr. Playfair’s retirement
from the chairmanship of the committees is an
nounced. This results from the complaints of
last session respecting his suspension of the
Eighty years ago Dewitt Ciiuton resigned his
seat in the Senate of the United States to become
mayor of New York. U was a small city, but its
chief magistracy was held to be oue of the most
honorable of offices.
Mr. John E. Owens, the actor, complains that
one day lie is reported to be worth a million and
the next to be a beggar. He owns a farm of 236
acres Just outside Baltimore city limits, which
is assessed for a value of $93,000.
Chicago Tribune: Over 4,000,000 volumes of
the works of diaries Dickens have been sold in
England during the last dozen years. Dickens
will he remembered ns the gentleman whom Mr.
W. D. Howells pronouuced a poor novelist.
Mr. Trollope’s last story, “The Land
Leaguers," a few chapters of which have ap
peared in the English Weekly Lire, promises to
be one of the most interesting of his works. It
shows, however, no sympathy with Irish
The first Spanish woman on whom the degree
of M. D. lias been conferred is Senorita Martina
Cassells y Belaspi. She is a strikingly-be lutiful
woman, with liquid dark eyes, golden hair and a
complexion that an admiring correspondent com
pares to the petals of a tea-rose.
Hon. Robert C. Winthrop delivered the ora
tiou on the occasion of the laying of the corner
stone of the Washington monument about forty
years ago, and be is to deliver the oration on the
completion of the structure in 1884, if, indeed,
the iong-delayed testimonial is really completed
in that year.
Ban Francisco papers relate that Rear Admi
ral Bchenck, whoso death occurred about two
weeks since, was the first to bring gold ftast
from California. He was a lieutenant then, aud
was dlapatohed with the news of the discovery
by Commodore Ap. Catesby Jones, and took with
him three claret cases of gold chunks.
Mi,le. ( roisettk, the famous French actress,
whose retirement from tho Comedie Francaise
is officially announced, was a Russian by birth
and the child of an obscure theater manager,
who afterward removed to Paris with his two
daughters. Croisette, under tiie patronage of the
Duke do Morney, entered tuo Theater Francaise,
while her sister married the eminent painter
Corolus Duran. The actress achieved her greatest
triumph eight years ago, in “The Sphinx."
Atlanta Constitution: The handsomest Christ
mas present of the season was a check for $25,-
000 on tho Park National Bank, sent by Mr.
James Jackson, of New Orleans, to his son-in
law, Mr. Willis Reagan, of this city. The check
arrived on Friday, and was a surprise to a
popoular young Atlantian, who richly deserved,
though did not ueed, it. It is needless to re
mark that Mr. Jackson is a model father-in-law,
and sets au example richly worthy of imitatiou.
Washington Special; “lu personal appear
ance Mr. Allen was grave aud unassuming, with
soaut hair still dark, dark eyes aud complexion,
and a general look like a New England pastor or
college prolessor. He had a cordial grasp of tho
hand, a benignant smile, and a clear aud vivid
intelligence of mauticr. Except for a slight
deafi.ess, age appeared to have made little eu
croachmeut upon him. By the death of Mr.
Allen Mr. Preston, the Haytian minister, ue
comea the dean of the diplomatic corps."
“At the opera the other evening," says the
Paris correspondent of London Queen, “I re
marked the Marquise de Gallifet in black satin
trimmed with blue and sliver bows; the Couutess
de Behague iu white, with appliques of irides
cent pearls, a beautiful blue aud fiaine-colored
bird In her hair; tiie Countess de Darfort. in a
low striped satin dress, with diamond and pear
shaped pearl ornaments of great beauty; the
Couutess d’Argy in ruby damask, with gold-lace
ruffles and berthe, an aigrette iu her hair."
Queen Victoria is a partisan of Mary Queen
of Boots. Mr. Skelton has lately republished in
England a “Speech from the Queen," in which
he deleuds Mary’s character. In his preface he
says that a copy of au earlier edition of this work
was read by Queen Victoria, aud that Her
Majesty is entirely of his way of thinking. Tho
Queen “is nioet happy to have it (the defense),
affording as it does conclusive evidence of the
innocence of poor Queen Mary of tiie terrible
crimes so cruelly and unjustly laid to her
charge ”
Gatii: I hear that Edward Flynn is to be the
new managing editor of the New York Herald,
and Mr. Connery is to reside abroad aud superin
tend the oable busine-s there. It is said that the
Herald does not keep up its expeoted enterprise.
Men have to be treated as something above ser
vants to get results out of them. Mr. Flynn has
brought tho Telegram, Bennett’s evening paper,
up to a circulation or 55,000 copies a day. It is
considered worth $2,000,000, and paid five per
cent, on this amount lust summer. It could
iiave been bought five years ago for SIOO,OOO.
Mr. Flynn is a married man, and was, in his boy
hood, tiie office clerk or tho elder Bennett’s
paper. He is probably thirty-five years old.
Herr Most should try to put ids theory into
practice, it would do hitu good tube sent to a
penitentiary for a term of j'ears.—Courier-Jour
Altogether, looking back over 1882, there Is
nothing mat can be reasonably complained of,
and, looking forward to 1883, the prospects are
favorable. Nature lias done i:h work well, and
if man spoils it, that is his fault.—Cincinnati
Until some substitute can be found for the
couiuinatioii of extensive Individual self-in
terest, brains and experience, there is not much
use in co-operative concerns of any kind being
star’ed where there is any .considerable amount
of free competition.—Globe-Democrat,
IF ihe British government would provide each
Irish family with funds to keep them si year af
ter their arrival here, and set them upon farms,
no doubt hundreds of families would tie giad to
escape from the persis eut tyranny to which
they are subjected, but such a course is not con
templated by the government.—Courier-Journal.
It cannot be denied that the intention of the
voters of Connecticut was to elect the Demo
cratic candidates. It cannot, be denied that the
ballots cast were illegal. Tiie Legislature may
see a way out of iuis dilemma. But tiie alleged
conspiracy to defeat the expressed will of the
people is the offspring of a diseased political im
agination.—New York Times.
If the present, bill should pass, tiie sole, credit
for it could lie claimed ncithei by the Republi
can nor tiie Democratic party. Both parties
have snared its inception and progress. But the
proportion of credit which each will get. will de
pend upon the measure of support which It will
receive from each. Aud neither partv can
-..fiord to he responsible for its defeat. —Madison
The man who is to be the next President will
probably prove bis right to public confidence
during the year upon which we have now en
tered. With him wi lc uue forward many lead
ers, not all now recognized as such, who will owe
their place and power in public affairs to work
done for the good of tiie country this year. Tiie
field is open, aud die palm is to him who can de
seiveit —New York Tribune.
Mr. Tilden’s personal organ In tne East is of
tin* opinion that better counsel must prevail in
Democratic raoks in 1881, or the “opposition
will retain the Federal adminuoiath.n for all
ot bet* term.” Tne suggestion is not a bad one.
The wavs of Democrats should be ways of pleas
antness* and all their paths tie peace This beiug
so, tiie smile of God. which is another name for
victory, will be ours.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Ast > the cost of postal brandies, any one con
versant with the system as practiced in Europe
knows how easily it can be here made self sus
taining and pay a fair interest to tue depositor.
The interest is not, however, what the rural de
posit or is so anxious about as a convenient place
of security lor liis savings. We sincerely hope
that Cougress at an early day will take such
steps a-* are necessary 10 give the people this
needed place of refuge from that awful creature
tne savings bank receiver.—Now York Herald.
Washington, Jan. 2.—The President laid bo*
fore the Senate a communication transmitting
the report of the Mississippi river commission,
with maps, etc, Ordered printed.
Mr. Garland presented tho remoustr&noe ot
certain merchants of Arkansas against an in
crease of duty on tin plates. Referred.
Mr. Cockrell presented a petition from leading
grocers of Bt. Louis for a reduotlon of duty on
sugar aud the abrogation of the Huw&ian
Several petitions were presented for the
passage of a bill giving increased pensions to*
one-artued and one-legged soldiers.
Mr. Pendleton presented memorials from the
Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and Board of
Trade favoring the passage of the pending
bonded whisky bill.
Mr. Garland, from the’ Committee on Judi
ciary, reported an original bill us a substitute
ior the bill referred to that committee providing
for forfeitureof certain railroad land grants. In
presenting the report Mr. Garland said the sub
ject was a very important oue, and that lie
would call up the bill as soon as the Fitz Jolm
Porter and the presidential succession
bills are out. of the way. The bill,
in brief, authorizes rlie Attorney-general to insti
tute suits in the name of the UmtedStates against
roads granted lauds which have not patented
tiie same, with a view to obtaining judgment of
forfeiture, and provides that if, within one year
previous to the passage of tiie act, the roads in
question shall have made substantial progress m
eonsiruction, they shall be exempt from the
judgun-ut forfeiture.
Mr. Windom. from tiie Committee on Foreign
Relations, reported favorably the House bill
respecting the administration of justice in
Mr. Cockrell introduced a bill to establish cer- *
tain post roads in Missouri.
Mr. McMillan introduced a Dill to establish u
post road from Lake Park to Ulm. Miun.
Mr. Vest introduced a bill to repeal sections 1
to 7 aud section 9of the act amending the law
in relation to immediate transportation or duti
able goods and lor other purposes. Referred.
At the close of the morning hour the calendar
was taken up.
At 1:25 the Senate resumed consideration of
the Fitz Jolm Porter bill, and Mr. Logan re
sumed his argument.
[Mr. Logan’s remarks are printed elsewhere.]
After executive session the Senate adjourned.
Washington, Jan. 2.—After passage of tw®
relief bills, the Speaker proceeded with tho call
of States for the introduction of bills.
At the conclusion of the call of the States the
House proceeded to consideration of bills touch
ing the administration of the tax laws. The
first bill, one relating to exportation of tobacco/
snuff and cigars iu bond, free of tax, to adjacent
territory, was passed. It places tobacco ex
ported by rail into Canada and Mexico on the
same footing as tobacco exported in vessels.
A bill was also passed to empower postmasters
to administer oatiis to importers of books.
The following were also passed: A bill amend
ing the revised statutes so as to allow a draw
back on distillery worms manufactured forex
port; authorizing United States commissioners to
take acknowledgments of transfer of United
States bonds; tiie Senate bill to permit grain
brought by Canadian farmers to be ground in
the United States in mills adjacent to Canadian
territory, uudersuch regulations as may be pre
scribed uy the Treasury Department.
A bill was also passed providing that Perique
tobacco may be sold by the manufacturer or pro
ducer in tiie form of earrottes, directly to a legally
qualified manufacturer, to be used iu the manu
facture of cigarettes or smokiug tobacco, without
payment of tax.
Mr. White, of Kentucky, offered as a substitute
au amendment repealing the tobacco tax. Ruled
out on a point of order.
Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, offered an amendment
providing that no license shall tie demanded of
any person buying tobacco from a producer or
grower. Ruled out on a point of order. The bill* .
was then passed.
The bill to fix the term of office of collectors of
internal revenue promised to give rise to a pro
tracted discussion, and was withdrawn.
Twice during tiie consideration of the forego
ing bills a vote was demanded, and it was only
nfter great delay in each case that a quorum
could lie secured to pass between the telleM.
Mr. Calkins, of Indiana, moved that the House
proceed to tne consideration of business on tho
Speaker’s table. Agreed to—yeas 90, n..y C 7.
The first bill on tho table was a House bill for
an extension of the capital north on O street
and south on the Washington railway, with a
Sena'o amendment relative to a pavement to be
laid between tiie trucks. The ameudiuout wut
rejected and the Utilise adjourned.
J. F. McJunkin, Attorney-general of lowa,
died on Monday of lung disease.
The Ford brothers tied from Boston after theif
excitiug udveuture Saturday night.
James Elliott poisoned himself and James
Hellermau blew his brains out iu Philadelphia
on Monday.
Fcnnaro, the Italian struck by a Lehigh 9us
quehanna train near Scranton, Pa., Friday night r
died on Monday.
Charles E. Lambert, for the past eight years
deputy clerk of tiie Criminal Court of St. Louis,
died on Monday of consumption.
Aleck Harrell murdered one Blount, an outlaw,
near Eastman, Ga., on Saturday. They had a
dispute about a bottle of whisky.
One-half of the city of Scranton, Pa., lias been
deprived of its water supply by the breakiug of
a water main, caused by a mine caving in.
Ella White, fourteen years of age, was fatally
injured while getting a supply of coal for house
hold purposes from a locomotive at Scranton, Pa,
The new suspension railroad bridge for the
Michigan Central and Canada Southern railroad
companies will be constructed below Niagara
A shooting affray occurred at Cisco, Tex ,on
Monday, between parties named Jones and
FraiiKs. Tiie former was killed and the latter
was seriously wounded.
The twin daughters of George Kronsbein, of
St. Louis, were soothed to death on Monday 4
morning bv an overdose of soothing syrup. They
were just three mouths old.
A young son of Hon. Hallo Steen viand, of
Madison,Wis., while attempting to board a mov
ing train on Sunday evening, fell and his leg was
run over, wakingHiuputation necessary.
The Rev. T. A. Hoyt, iu his prayer at tho
opening of the Tennessee Legislature, yesterday,
injected the words: “From repudiation ami
rroiu all forms of dishonesty, good Lord deliver
Nicholas Hartman, aged fifty, captain of a
canal boat, while crossing the track of tiie
York Central Railway near Highhridge on Mon*
day morning, was struck by an engine and in
stantly killed.
Charles Spencer, an employe of the St. Louis
Union Depot Company, was on Saturday sent to
the oil-room to mend a pipe, and while at work
was prostrated iy the, tumes of escaping gaso
line. Before lie recovered lie was suffocated,
ami life was extinct when to body was found.
A severe coasting accident occurred at Grand
Rapids tn Monday. A sleigh loaded with about
twenty boys came down Fountain street at a
high rate of speed, becoming ttnmanageaolo,uml
ran into a tree. A son of H. I). Wollen, a promi
nent citizen, was badly wounded about the head
ami received serious internal injuries which may
prove fatal. A not tier boy had a ieg broken, and
half a dozen others received less serious injur
The wife of Dr. J. C. Freeman, of Greeley,
Col., committed suicide with stwohnine at Erie,
Col , Sunday. She was of the noted Rav family
of Louisville, Ky. The profits of her husband's
practice were not large' enough to supply her
wants, and she was in the habit or drawing from
her father’s bank account. Recently the latter
reprimanded her by letter for her extravagance,
ami, stuns by Ills reproaches, she destroyed her
self. - ...
The I,wh of Taxation.
The following important, decisions relative to
the laws governing taxation were rendered by
Judge Daniel W. Howe yesterday:
Christopher Hilgenherg vs. William A. Pfaflf. ,
The tax law ot 1872, in so far as it attempt* ...
to authorize the sale of lands for delinquent*-,
taxes at private sale, is unoonstiturhm il, Tor the! .
reason that the citizen cannot bo Thu** deprive*® ,
or Ills property without norloe. (93 U. 8,274:1
98, Mass, 431: 03 hid., 18~>-101: Campbell vs.,
Dwiggins, sno. Ct. of hid., Oct. 20, 1882; Cooleyj
Taxation, 334.) n,
Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Coiui
pany vs. Wm. A. Pfaff.
The property mentioned in theexception, eon*)
taiued in section 74 of the tax law of 1872, is in-i
eluded in the term ‘‘railroad track,” and is to hoi
taxed in couuties and onion where located, but\
it must be assessed by the State Board of Equal
ization, and cannot In* so assessed by the 100 a'
authorities, whether the State board has as
sessed it or uol. (98 111., 3J0.)

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