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EMPORIA, FRIDAY, 8EPT. 20, 1878
REPUBLICAN TICKET. STATE TICKET. Governor, Job P. Br Johm Lieutenant Governor, 1. V. Humfhiit Secretary ot State, Jii8miH Auditor of Mate P. I. Bomba Treasurer of Stale, Johk Jrnawcn Attorney General. WltLiiD DtTH Wnpt. Pub. Int AM.BM B. LBMHOM CUief Jllt- Blip. Court,. . .ALBltBT H.IiOBTON CONGKESSIOXAI. ASJ KEPRESEJfT AT1VK TICKET. (fenrreuiman..'. Thom BYa Kp. Hid lt. E. W. CDKMI1IOHAM Kep. 8Sd IUl, Joh W. Vox COlUTY TICKET. Sheriff iB- Mo" Clerk of Dlst. Court Uo. T. Fmbbbicb County Attorney T. M. Bbdowicb Probata Judge I B. Kiluxmi Bertater of Deeds A. R. Bamoboft Hupt. Pub. Inatructlon O. B. WHABTOW Commissioner, lit listrict.. .J.M. Gbiffh Ben. Butler's friends succeeded in cap. taring the Massachusetts Democratic, convention, on the 17th, and turning it into a mob, after which the old fraud was nominated for governor. The Bui ti more Sun is authority for the statement that Judge Luke P. Poland was elected to a seat in the lower house of the Vermont legislature for the avow ed purpose of being a candidate to sue ceed Senator Morrill. Leland J. Webb, who, it will be re membered, killed a gambler named Page, at Winfleld, last June, has just had his trial at Wichita, and the jury brought in a verdict of "not guilty," on Wednesday afternoon. The National party in Massachusetts has nominated Gen. Butler for Governor, and it ia quite probable that the Demo cratic convention will indorse him. His objective point is the United States Sen ate and the next presidency. The speeches of senator Ingalls and Col Phillips here on Saturday were the opening addresses of the campaign. Their utterances are important, and we give room for extensive notes. They did great good to the Republican cause in this county, and the meeting was the starting point from which a thorough campaign of the county is proposed. The fever plague seems to be raging as bad as ever. Help is pouring in from all quarters. New cases at Mem phis, on the 17th, 205, deaths DC; New Orleans, deaths 52, new cases, 223 ; 89 children under seven years old died in three days. At Canton, total cases, 424, deaths, C8; Vicksburg, deaths 22, new cases 60. $0,000 from France hud been received; also, $1,200 from the China men of San Francisco, for relief fund. The Inter-Ocean is after the Citizens' Committee, in Chicago, which has in charge the funds raised for the yellow fever sufferers, with a sharp stick. It seems up to Saturday of lust week con sidentbly less than one-half the amount raised had been forwarded, and the 1ml nnce remained in bank to the credit of the committee. The Inter-Ocean is of opinion that the funds were subscribed and paid because of the pressing needs of the inhabitants of the stricken coun try, and not to furnish the committee with a big bunk account, and we are of opinion it is on the right track. The Emporia (Kansas) News mode its apiwRrsjice last week in a tine new dress. We have not leen advised wheth er it was purchased of Worth, of Paris, or some first-class type foundry. At any rate the pupcr is a miKlel ot tynoerapli ical beauty. It has every appearance of tieinir well patronized. Me wish the proprietors abundant success. One of the owners of the News is Mr. Jake Stotler, well known in this county. His old friends will Ie glad to know that he is making a live newspaper in Emporia. n iiimingion oouruai. Wc neglected to state that our "new clothes" came from the foundry of Mar- der, Luse & Co., Chicago, 111., which we believe to be one of the best managed es tablishments of the kind in the country The Vicksburg Herald, commenting upon the large humanity of the North, as illustrated in its liberal contributions for the relief of the yellow fever suffer crers In the South, well says : "Truly, peace hath its victories as well as war, And this sympathy in the hour of need will do much In bridging the 'bloody chasm.' " God grant it may be so, and if the terrible visitation now scourging the South will but inspire the relations of "a more perfect union" between all sections because of this general expres sion of sympathy, her suffering will not be without a compensation that all men will rejoice over. If the South would only appreciate the politics of the North as well and sincerely as it does its sym pathy, it would soon discover that one has as much healing virtue as the other, and that both are Inspired by the same broad, catholic humanity. The Inter-Ocean, referring to the Maine election, significantly remarks : If there is another Republican State that wants to fight a hard-money cam paign in honor of General Jackson, let them button up their ulsters, pull down their vests, ana hop in. . There are "lots of lickings" left The Republican party Is in favor or honest money, certainly, but it should not be forced into an an tagonism against greenbacks. That is no part of iu mission. The people will hesitate to turn the finances over to the enemies of greenbacks as long as the Re publican party is faithful to its trust. Democrats plowing witn a green dock heifer, and Republicans running a hard- money machine, is enough to make the bones of Andrew Jackson rattle in bis coffln. The Republicans of Kansas don't pro pose to be caught that way. They don't want any of the lickings, , and conse qnently adopted a progressive platform and nominated a first-class ticket. FOR SHERIFF. We take great pleasure in giving, our full endorsement to the action of the Re publican convention on Saturday, in Dominating for the important office of Sheriff, Jacob B. Moon. Jake, as we shall continue to call him, is one of Ly on county's boys. lie came here some twenty years ago, when a mere youth, and by his affable ways, his industrious habits, and his active support of and friendship for all that is calculated to enhance the best interests of society, has always been popular with the peo ple. We believe this ia the first time he has asked for office from the hands of the people. n has always been an active and consistent Republican, working con stantly for what he conceived to be the beat interests of the party. Mr. Moon has also been a true and ardent friend of our m&teti&l and local interests, and was Always read U put his shoulder to the wheel whenever laljed upon to work for the upbuilding of JuMre interests. 'We believe he possesses the igood sense, Jmdgment, tact and energy to make a good officer, and so believing, we take pleasure in asking for him the support1 of the voters of Lyoa county. 1 THE MAINE ELECTION. This election, on the 20th instant, is a surprise to all parties, and has set the metropolitan press to thinking that the result in that state this month may be a forerunner of the results to come in oth er states in November. The New York Tribune, which has heretofore regarded the greenback party as a mere ally and tool through which the democratic party was drawing votes from the republican party to itself, now declares that the Maine election shows that the swallower has been swallowed, and that it is the greenback party which is absorbing the bulk of the democratic voters, as well as gaining a good many heretofore republi can voters, and this it must now be ac knowledged as the next strongest party to the republican, and as its most form idable competitor in the presidential election of 1880. The democratic party will very reluctantly acknowledge that it is already the third party in national importance, but as the Tribune says, it is certainly so in Maine, and that may be pretty good indications of what will happen to it elsewhere. The full vote of Maine wa3 out in 1876, as follows: Republican 75,612 Democrat ic 00,052 Republican majority 14,960 There was no greenback vote there worth speaking of that year. In 1877 the vote was as follows : Republican. 53,631 Uemocrrtic 42,114 Greenback 5,25647,870 Republican majority 6,261 This year the vote, so far as yet ascer tained, is about as follows : Republican 58,000 National". 38,000 Democratic 29,00067,000 Republican minority 9,000 These figures show that the national party has made a wonderful growth in Maine during the past year, and that it has taken about two-thirds of its strength from the democratic and one-third from the republican party. But it is yet to le seen that it takes much strength from the democratic party except in states where that party is in a minority anyway. In the southern states, and in the north era states where the democratic par ty is in the majority, the national party gets comparatively few democratic votes. It must after all depend as much for its success upon republican as upon demo, erotic recruits, and while the results in Maine are important indications, it may be that now, as in previous "off years," the floating vote that goes with every wave of popular excitement may react and leave the national party stranded by the time another election takes place. We cannot allow the Maine election to shake our faith in republican principles, or in the faith that the republican party is yet the chief bulwork of good govern' mcnt and sound financial policy in this country. The figures show that the combined opposition vote in Maine this year is about "7,000 larger than in 1876. This 7,000 may fairly be allowed as so much republican vote gone to the national party, and that would of course put the republican vote just about on a level witn the combined opposition were a full vote out. If the same rate of eain in greenback sentiment is to keep up another year, that party could of course even carry tue state, but as we re marked, off years are noted for tidal waves that soon recede, and it is not im possible that the national party vote of Maine has already reached its highest point. I he gubernatorial election law in Maine is peculiar. If no candidate has a majority over all, the house selects two of the candidates voted for, and sends their names to the senate, which selects one of the two. The republicans will have the senate, but the combined opposition seem to have one majority in the house. In that case the house will probably select the national and demo cratic candidates, Smith and .Garcelon, and the republican senate will have the disagreeable alternative of choosing one of them for governor. The greatest loss in the election is two congressmen, Ladd, greenback and dem ocrat, defeating Powers, republican, in the fourth district, by 2,500, and Murch, greenback, defeating Eugene Hale in the t fth district by a slight' majority. Mar tin, democrat, also ran in that district, but had a small vote. . Mr. Hale's defeat will be regretted all over the country, for there have been few better men in congress during the past fifteen years of his continuous service therein. THE BANCROFT CASE. As will be seen by our report, the trial of E. P. Bancroft, for embezzling money he received from the sale of Nor mal school lands, closed Saturday even ing with a verdict of guilty. His coun sel, on Monday, gave notice that they would move for a new trial, and that question will of course be the next thing in order. Meantime, sentence is defer red pending the argument and decision of this motion. If the motion is denied. legal resources to postpone sentence will have probably been exhausted, and if an appeal be taken to the Supreme Court, the convicted party will necessarily un dergo the penalties imposed by his sen tence, pending such appeal, the same as though it had not been made. If the ar gument on the motion for a new trial is not made until about the close of the present term, and the motion be granted, the case would, we suppose, go over to the March term, and sentence meantime be suspended, and the defendant be open to bail as before. Our report of the trial begins where it left off last week, giving a very full and we are informed, accurate summary of the testimony, especially that of Mr. Bancroft himself, which we make fuller than any other part of the testimony, to enable his side of the case to be heard as he himself presents it The long and able pleadings of counsel on both sides are of course omitted, as the testimony and general run of the proceedings are enough to enable our readers to form their own opinions. The counsel have on both sides evinced great legal ability and equal vigor, and it may be said of the defendant's counsel that no expedient known to law has been omit ted toaave their client from conviction, and it is evident that none will be neg: lected to save him from sentence and the penalties provided by the law against embezzlement As the case may be con sidered as still in court, we prefer to re serve for the present any comments that lournalistic duty might require. The people have the testimony before them in our columns, and we will furnish what ever further proceedings take place. President Hayes finished his north west trip on the 14th, having been re ceived with great enthusiasm at every point . ' A Russian paper reports that during the war with Turkey the Russian soldiers-fired 10,000,000 cartridges, killing and wounding 150,000 Turks. For every sixty.! shots fired a man was hit This is better than. ftt& Germans did. in the rranco-Gmnaa vw - IKGALLS AXD PHILLIPS. Grand Meet ting of th Repnbli. L.jom Cosmty. cans of 600 or TOO Voters Present. The Iaame of tbe Dnjr Ably Discussed. Fine Moale by the Knights Band. Templar Fall Synopsis of the Speeches. An event in the politics of Lyon coun ty was marked by the Republican mass meeting at Bancroft Hall last Saturday afternoon, when Col. Phillips and Sena tor Ingalls marshalled the forces for the coming campaign, and placed its issues before the people. The various parts of the county were well represented, and though much disappointment was felt because of the unavoidable absence of Col. St John, our people being anxious to see and hear the future Governor, also because of the failure of Senator Plumb to be present, the audience was an atten tive and enthusiastic one, and all felt that the able speakers had given the "Nation als" and the Democracy some sound ad vice, stubborn tacts ana insurmountable fi gures. The financial question was duly considered, while it was shown that the old issues between the Republican and Democratic parties were not yet divested of their importance, and that the pres ent conflict was still to be fought on the same old battle ground. Some 600 or 700 people were in the hall throughout the meeting. Dr. J; J. Wright presided, and music for the occasion was furnished by the Knights Templar band, the members of which; by the concord of sweet sounds they discoursed, fully sustained their reputation as the finest band in the west W e nave heard, especially, many com mendations of the first piece they ren dered, which was attended with enthu siastic applause. Dr. Wright, in his opening remarks, made reference to the disappointment in the attendance of speakers, and announced that Col. St John would speak at Emporia on the 14th of October, after which he intro duced Col. W. A. Phillips, member of Congress from the First district, of whose remarks we attempt only an im perfect synopsis : He began by saying that he should confine his attention chiefly to one branch of the subject at hand, viz., the nnanciai question. There is no ques tion of more importance, involving prin ciples so vital to society or interests so vast as that of finance ; yet there is none in which the boundary lines of opinion are less clearly defined. The lines of the conflicting armies of opinion cannot be distinguished, and it is a practical ca lamity that there should be such inex tricable confusion of ideas on a question 60 vital to the welfare of individuals and the prosperity of the State. American finance is an unfinished scheme, and he thanked God that it was. If it were not so its errors could not be corrected or the system made perfect Our coun. try shall yet give the law to the finance of the world. A confusion exists as to the real meaning of money. All money is fiat money flat money because its value is defined by law not determined by its worth as a commodity. The sil ver in our half dollars is worth 7 per cent, less than that in our silver dollar ; our nickel ("a little fraud whose motto. In God we Trust,' is a piece of executive blasphemy") has no value as a commod ity. Paper money has the value of its credit Value of coin is determined not by Its commercial worth, but fixed by law. The speaker then gave a brief review of the nation's financial history. The question early arose as to whether or not the constitution authorized the issue of paper money. In 1791 the first United States bank was started, with an issue of $10,000,000, and continued for 20 years. In 1815 President Madison, while main taining its constitutionality, vetoed the bill to revive its charter, on the ground that government gave to the bank more privileges than it received. When the bank was again rechartered, the United States took stock to the amount of $2,. 250,000, on which it realized profits to the amount of $600,000. The objection to the bank was that $7,000,000 of its capital was owned in Europe, and Gen eral Jackson's removal of deposits ended the second U. S.bank. State banks grew up under Democratic administration; these lasting until it was more profitable to break than to remain solvent Even Thos. II. Benton regretted that he had joined "in putting down the United States bank, to put up a wilderness of local banks," and said he "did not strike Ceesar to make Anthony master in Rome." The entire currency of State banks has been estimated at from $200, 000,000 to $260,000,000, but there is re ally noway of determining it, as the the banks, being under no responsibility to any one, inflated their currency to an unlimited extent. The gold and silver coin at that time amounted to $250,000, 000, an aggregate circulation much great er in proportion to population and com merce than to-day. When the war broke out, the Republican party had the conflict thrust upon it without money, without arms, without anything to meet the emergency. This was the problem before its leaders, and legal tender mon ey was the solution the gift of the Re publican party to the United States. The legal tender note is the best money the United States ever had, and as good money as she ever will have. Applause. At the close of the war two classes cursed society a class of grasping aristocracy, who had bought United States bonds at 40 cents on the dollar and greedily called for more, and a useless class of would-be political economists, whose theories are the bane of to-day. Some said the legal tender note was a debt a doctrine which is the basis of all the bondholders' fight upon it Anothet kind of currency is the National Bank note, based on interest- bearing bonds, and giving greater priv ilege to the banks than need be; which renders it unprofitable to carry on manu facturing and other commercial pur suits, and increases the speculative class. Our Republican State platform fa vors the retirement of National bank notes and the substitution of legal ten der notes. This involves the repeal of the resumption law, which provides for the gradual substitution of legal tender notes by national bank notes. This law has already accomplished the withdraw, al of fractional paper currency and the substitution of subsidiary coin with sev en per cent less of silver in it than the dollars; the government being obliged to sell forty or fifty millions of bonds, bearing two and a half millions of inter est to buy silver for this coin. Voted against resumption and should do it again. Two good bills were passed at tbe last session of congress ; one the sil ver dollar bill, and the other a bill offer ed by Mr- Greenbnrr Fort, and passed under a suspension of the rules, prevent ing the cancellation and destruction of legal tender notes. According to a for mer law, United States notes which are returned to the treasury, may be re-Issued as the exigencies of the public service mar require, leaving it optional with the Secretary of the Treasury to destroy or re-issue. &a he saw fit The bul fixed legal tender notes as the permanent cur rency of the country with no question ! as to volume. When a resolution to contract the currency was offered in 1865, only one Democrat voted against it In 1869 a similar proposition met with universal public favor, to make the entire currency legal tender and call in the National bank notes. Gold and pa per to-day are equal within per cent, but this appreciation in value is not the result of the resumption bill. There is a difference between equality of values and the resumption of specie payment by government . This appreciation is due to the fact that for two or three years last past our exports have exceeded our imports by from two to three million dollars. By the report of the Secretary of the Treasury for the year ending July 31, 1877, our imports were $461,682,516: exports, $601,182,298 ; an excess of about $140,000,000. For the year ending July 31, 1878, the exports were $271,220,063 more than the imports, and while the ex ports have increased over last year, the imports have largely fallen off. We paid $270,000,000 of what we owed, suf ficient to pay half our foreign public debt. If the appreciation of paper mon ey was due to the resumption act, why was it that in 1873 $1.11 in paper equal led $1 in gold ? In six months thereaf ter paper was $1.14, and in 1876, $1.17. The paper rose in value because the na tional credit rose. On the first of January next we can go to the treasury with legal tender notes and demand gold. The amount to meet re sumption according to the statements of Secretary Sherman is $129,500,000. There is in circulation $346,000,000 legal tenderjnotes, and $320,000,000 bank notes ; on, the first of January all this goes on a gold basis with one hundred and twenty-nine million to meet it So long as there is one-half per cent, difference between paper and gold, men will de mand the gold.- To meet this emergen cy, it is proposed to sell bonds. For bonds sold this summer the secretary of the treasury received $240,000,000 in bullion $11,000,000 certificates from banks of deposit, and $100, in coin. It is one thing to commence to pay gold and another to continue. The question is, shall we keep the legal teuder notes, and the republicans of Kansas say we shall. " The effort should be by legisla tion to keep paper at par; and bankers, syndicates and moneyed interests ought never to have the power to draw gold from the treasury. The first aim of all financial states manship should be to keep the standard of value uniform. The speaker went on to show how the purchasing power of gold and silver was so affected by the financial legislation of Germany, as to make the adoption of the Bland bill pro viding for a silver dollar of 420J grains ninejenths fine a measure in the direc tion of preserving this uniformity of value. The American people are in every instinct honest, and in this meas ure they agree to pay just what they promised to pay. The republican party gave-.the country the legal tender notes ; and the Kansas republican platform calls for their retention. Great parties are not made in a day. The Republican party stands foremost in the struggle for human rights. With regard to the question of labor, the increse of wealh in this country amounts to a little over two and a half per cent, and that ought to be what money would honestly produce, and when it produces more it draws from what legitimately belongs to labor. (Applause.) Col. Phillips closed with an appeal to Greenbackers to remain in the Republi can party. Himself a Greenbacker, dyed in the wool, he believed that the Repub lican party was the proper channel through which to obtain . proper finan cial legislation, and it should not be left to the contsoWf Eastern hard money men. Eugene Hale was beaten by Dem ocrats and Greenbackers in Maine. The larger part of the Democracy is in the southern states, and southerners regard ing alike the greenback and blue back as natural enemies, would gladly revive the old State bank system. We cannot safe ly confide in the Democratic party, and the Republican party alone is able to cope with it Applause. Kansas, great as she is, not only in nat ural resources but in ideas. Republican Kansas, rich in a sacred history, born in tears, baptized in blood, in the great battle between capital and labor will be once more the banner State, ever striv ing to secure the just rights of every man, which are only found in measures for the security of government Ap plause. Col. Phillips speech which was an able summary of the financial question, was followed by music, which, as Senator Ingalls' remarks will show, was worthy of all appreciation. It would be impossible to do justice to Senator Ingalls' address in such a summary as we can furnish here. For grace of movement, polish of manner and force of utterance, the Senator is un surpassed among our Kansas orators. His address was a logical and pointed statement of the true issues before tbe people, expressed in forcible language and replete with illustration. He pre mised his remarks by expressing-his sincere admiration of the music of our band. He said that for precision of leadership, emphasis and fine execution, he had never &eard it surpassed, and he regarded it an honor to our city and State. After an introductory anecdote he said that we as American people do not fully value the privileges we pos sess, as the custodians of all political power. He recognized, to iu fullest ex tent, the doctrine of the responsibility of public servants to their constituency. In the struggle of parties we often for get to distinguish -the true object and purpose of government It is not a per sonal question as to who shall be post master or control a custom house, but it is the province of the people to con trol opinions. The object' of govern ment, society, institutions and laws, is to secure the rights, life, liberty and prosperity of of every individual of the human race. The question for each cit izen is "How can I best assist in carry ing out this great fundamental princi ple of government V This question is not a mere question of predominance as between the Republican and Democratic parties, but a question as to which can best exercise the functions of government We are on the eve of a great struggle as to the control of the next 'house of rep resetatives, which involves the presiden cy of 1880; and consider the question as we may, "this struggle is between the Republican and Democratic parties and will be until one or the other of these organizations is dissolved. The speak er was not blind to the importance of the financial question, and the labor question the army of tramps and the widespread discontent but these ques tions are to be fought out fn some form between the Republican and Democrat ic parties. His sympathies were with the laboring class, but he had no sym pathy for so-called laboring men who earned their bread by the sweat of their jaws; such as Dennis Kearney and that colossal and monumental demagogue, Benjamin F. Butler, whose chief Labor was to sit in his Washington palace of granite and use a pair of scissors to cut the coupons from his government bonds : spending the summer in a magnificent yacht, writing addresses to Massachu setts conventions. His leaving the Re publican party was like the man of whom it was said, when he declared himself willing to die '"Thank God, the neighbors ire all willing too." Ap plause. What is there in the history of the Democratic party that entitles it to credit more now than ever before. It has never committed an act in the last twenty-five years of which it has not sub sequently repented and confused its sins in sackcloth and ashes. It was the par ty of secession and slavery, the party of disunion, opposed the calling out of troops, the emancipation proclamation and the issue of greenbacks, which it now pretends to love so much. It op posed reconstruction and the XI I It h, XlVth and XVth amendments, which it would even now be glad to repudiate and reject. Had heard a Democratic senator say that these amendments were secured by fraud, violence and force, and were not binding on the conscience of the individual or state; an? when they got possession of the government they proposed to restore the union as it was. 1874 was the tidal wave of Democratic success, and the Democracy has never offered a single act for the correction of the evils we all deplore. Their chief effort seems to be to conduct investiga tions and defame the character of public men. The first session of 1874 appointed committee after committee of investiga tion ; yet there never has-- been one sin gle thing proven against any Republi can official, no dollar of public money taken, no indictment before a grand jury, or case of impeachment. In the record of the last congress we look in vain for any act of patriotism or states manship. At an era when prosperity was apparently dawning on the country the democracy disturbed the peace and tranquility of the country by an attack on the presidential title. After the in troduction of the ' Potter resolution, Isaac E. Eaton, of Kansas, offered a res olution before the Democratic national committee to the effect that the party did not propose to make any attack on the presidential title, which was laid on the table by the significant vote of 29 to 8 In Speaking of Mr. Hayes, Mr. In galls said that he regarded him as a pure, honest, upright man, with bad judgment and infernally bad associates. When he came into office he conceded to the Democracy more than they ought to have received." If 'Hayes was elected, Nichols was not, and if Hayes is prop erly in his seat, Chamberlain should be to-day the governor of South Carolina. In Georgia, a Republican marshal, at the request of senator Gordon, command er of the left wing of Lee's army, gave place to Fitzsimmons, while eight or ten similar appointments were made in other states to conciliate the Democracy. Yet when the vote to appoint the Potter committee was taken, A. H. Stephens was the only Democrat that had the manhood, honor or decency to vote against it The design of the investiga tion was to lay the foundation for the removal and impeachment of Hayes. Mr. Ingalls next gave some statements of the history of the electoral commis sion. There is no doubt but Hayes was elected, though three or four states were disputed- The Democrats in congress had then to take one of three courses 1st. Refusal to act, thus producing revo lution. 2nd. Make a combination with the so-called independents in the senate, to throw the election into the house. 3rd. Pass the electoral commission bill. The senator said he did not vote for that bill because he believed that the con stitution made provision for the prop er counting of the votes, and that if the votes were counted there was a man in the white house that would see us through. Applause. The bill was so ingenious ly framed that Davis, well known as fa voring Tilden, would be the fifth judge. But by that mysterious political provi dence which secured his election to the senate, out went Davis, in came Bradley, and the 8 to 7 was changed to 7 to 8. No wonder they felt chagrined, and de spite their solemn obligations, entered into a deliberate attempt to wreck the government Men who were in Wash ington in the first months of 1877, know that this is true. The senator related that, being at the white house on a so cial occasion, a few friends had a private conversation with the president in his library. President Grant, when asked if he thought there would be any trouble, replied: "No, I think not ; but one rule of my life is to be always ready." And from that time, by some mysterious or der, quietly and unnoticed, troops began pouring into Washington. Nothing makes a Democrat so sick as the sight of United States soldiers. "One shall chase a thousand, and two shall put ten thousand to flight" Applause. We all remember Watterson 's famous proc lamation for 100,000 unarmed Democrats to meet at Washington, and celebrate the battle of New Orleans. Every effort was made to prolong the sessions of Congress over the 4th of March and, by force, in stall Tilden. Senator Ingalls 'was one or the tellers and was on the platform during all the days of the count Dur ing its last days this country was in greater peril than it has been since Get tysburg. When, at 4 a. m., the houses were called in to declare the result, the whole scene was one long to be remem be red. The whole Democracy presented the appearance of a cohort of baffled con spirators. During the present summer senator Ingalls spent some weeks in the southern states; and his observation was that to day, in Virginia, the colored race is practically in slavery. Had conversed with a number of colored men in vari ous places, and their testimony was uni formly the same. They can not collect wages, have no redress, are never called to serve as jurors, their schools are closed, and every indignity is heaped upon them. The Democracy to-day act in violation of the constitutional amendments and the laws in pursuance of the same. Not three months ago, in South Carolina, Judge Kershaw's decision called up the old question of state sovereignty and the old spirit of defiance to United States authorities. Ideas do not die easily. The war did not settle Ideas, but deter, mined what party had the most men, money, pluck and endurance. : The speaker then read and commented upon extracts from aspeeck.of Ben HQL of Georgia," recently delivered. We quote from these extracts, (perhaps not in the exact language, but so as to pre serve the idea) "Secession was a mistake, but seces sion was no crime. : Secession violated no oath, trampled upon no rights, sought to shed no blood. Radicalism is no mis take, but deliberate, Intentional, wicked, ever-increasing crime. " Radicalism de clared snioa as a fact, to destroy union as a principle. The Republican is the only real intentional rebel in American history a rebel against the sovereignty of states, the principles of liberty. He would direct tle attention of the Ameri c&a people to one inquiry: Who, la American history, was the rebel ? This question is to be fought out in 1878. Can it be successfully fought at the bal lot box There is no peace for the coua- try until RepubUcanisia ia crushed, de spised, made infamous. After various references to the constitution, the old flag, &c, he said : If we must have war cannot preserve the constitution by ballot America must save her constitu tion in blood ! Let it come ! I am ready ! Great cheering.! We of the south will i rally under the old flag of our fathers." Such was the speech, attended by the wildest applause, of a United States sen ator who had taken a solemn oath to support the constitution, and who will be, in the next session, chairman of one of the most important senate commit tees. Mr. Ingalls asked Republicans if they cared to vote for a party that talks like that The flag under which they would rally would be the flag of what Jeff Davis calls the cause not wholly lost. We can not afford to. give our at tention to side issues and turn over the control of government to the party of Ben Hill and Wade Hampton. Mr. Ingalls then discussed at some length the money question. The Dem ocrats claim to be the friends of the greenback ; to which he would respect fully dissent. The Republican party was the author and father of it. It arose out of the necessities of war was devised by the Republican party, which is the au thor of the only wise financial system the world has ever seen. Mr. Ingalls then summarized in most eloquent language, which it is impossible .to report- what at n i J ' " . uw gircnuacK nas aone ior me country. ine enrontery or the Democracy in claiming to be the greenback party is unsurpassed. Mr. Ingalls voted for the coinage of the silver dollar, and for the act to make greenbacks receivable at par for four-per-cent and U. S. "custom du ties Had the latter measure been adopt ed, the effect would have been to place gold and silver in circulation, and our circulation . would have been, increased to $1,000,000,000. This did not happen because Tom Ewing and his Denopratic friends in the house opposed and killed the bill. The absurdity of those who de mand absolute money was then shown up. A piece of paper purporting to be a dollar is no more money than a paper with the name John Bay written on it is John Bay. If we have fiat money we must have flat steers, absolute sacks of flour, and papers on which is written, "This is an improved farm." Mr. In galls then related a conversation with Doster, the Greenback candidate for congress, to whom he propounded the questions: How shall we get this mon ey in circulation? and who will sus- tain the loss of this irredeemable cur rency when it wears out and is de stroyed? To the first question he an swered, "Pay the bonds ;" to the sec ond, "Let the last man take his chance. The difficulty in this financial question is that we confound money and value, If all money was destroyed paper, gold and silver the country would be no poorer, except by the slight loss occa sioned by the wrorth of these ascommod lties. Money is a measure of value, a medium of exchange. The only road to wealth is by lalior of brain or hand. The standard of value must be kept uniform and the introduction ot hat money would result in confusion of values. The people of Kansas should be the last ones to aid in securing this result, because this confusion would quickest affect them as tillers of the soil ; men who depend on labor for their support. In conclusion he made an eloquent appeal to his hear ers to give this matter a careful consider ation ; referred'to the growth of twenty years he had observed in Kansas, and called upon her citizens to look well to the measures which involved the wel fare of themselves and the state, rich as she is in the elements of present pros perity, and far richer in the prophecy of future greatness. Applause. It isastonishingwhat admiration Dem ocratic orators and newspapers manifest for a greenback currency. To read some of their speeches and editorials one would suppose they were the original creators of it. All this may do very well in Dem ocratic localities, where the majority vote under the impression that "Old Hickory" is still a candidate, but where the average American intelligence pre vails the insincerity is too transparent to escape detection. During the war, when this currency was a necessity to preserve the life of the nation, its bitter est enemies were found among the lead ers of this same party, and at that time there was some consistency in their op position, because it acted as the right arm in the war against the rebellion of their ancient allies. So bitter was the opposition of Democratic leaders against the power of the government to issue a paper currency that it was necessary to almost reorganize the judiciary of the government, and in this way get rid of buuic oi iu ins ulcere members, and where this could not be done to so increase the number, by the appointment of addi tional judges of loyal convictions, as to secure a majority in favor of its legality. These are facts of history that no latter day support of a greenback currency can ever wipe out Every Democratic lead er in the country, with few exceptions, now howling in favor of more green backs, is actuated by the shallowest sort of motives to make votes where their advocacy requires it To this extent on ly do these patriots father the greenback. Their claim to its paternity is as barren as is their profession to stand by the set tied issues of the rebellion. What they are after is power, and to gain this neith. er conviction nor conscience has any thing to do with their efforts. A DriL Market fob Realty. The current week is pronounced by real es tatate dealers as among the dullest and most uninteresting of any that has passed since the panic of five years ago. Un improved property is not even quoted, and improved real estate finds no market where the equivalent is cash. There is some occasional negotiation for this class of property in the business portion of the city, and, in a majority of cases, it is on ly by way of exchange that such negotia tions are consummated. The demand for property for investment has been fully supplied, and no one, not ewn'the most sanguine, thinks of purchasing on speculation. Dealers state that no sales or exchanges worthy of mention have been perfected during the week, that the market is depressed without precedent, and that the prospects of a revival of business are gloomy. After a while it may be that some little spirit will be mantfested to "run a deal," but things will have to change very materially be fore any one can be found who will screw his courage to the sticking point and act Chicago Inter-Ocean. From what we learn in regard to other places, we judge that the above is a fair description of the condition of affairs all through the middle and eastern States. It greatly accounts for the Maine elec tion. Times are undoubtedly better in Kansas than in any other State of the Union, and this is of course largely ow ing to the tMe- or immigration we are re ceiving, and ii dull times at the east will rather tend to increase. A nrlt aaa i A telegram from Dodge City, Sept 17th, says a courier had arrived there trom . Red HilL on the dmaron, 100 miles south of Dodge, bringing news of a fight between eighty cavalrymen and one hundred and thirty Indians. Three soldiers were killed and three wounded, and several horses killed. Indian loss not known. The Indians fought stub bornly, ' A rumor reached here Thursday, by passengers on the Santa Fe, that Dodge City had been burned, but we place no reliance on the rumor. . School Books! Our Schools are about to open and every one is desirous of knowing where they can buy the Cheapest. L D. FOX & CO. are our Leading Book Sellers, and offer everything needed by Children, at prices that Com mand the attention of Purchas ers. 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