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How .\r.oiT _OC_>?BT InspranceI
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? w?ll-knows tupirme* ras? al llsrtfortl, who d.?d 4t_ IS Iroru Injarie?
r>cit??<i by BsBfa r hstt? the l?t?hwsr of s wtaVth a ?l Kd?,rto?n). waa
is?red ia the Ti atkisju Ijsiium'I loai'Dt for ti.OM. The in
seriar* ?a. paid An?. 20,
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VatlBati nuaof Detr. at, ?nd so? of t. ? -a. D D.l'resi
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nlHlt! ?cnliai Railiu?:. Ut- ??? I a?r?*i n*MB ?? accident pvl.cy
is Ute Turn ?k> for Sin 000.
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Mr. Jai \. Snmner of Akron, (?hin, who
(?II orrr oarl 'rum th? ?tasmcr Pie.fie. un I - ? .'l.tnj
. -, ar>. led. a? sreideat policy in the TtasrBLi. tt *1').I.0Q.
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who ??< IrtM? Pmr-Kl?It? Mine Ott tor ?ummrr CtimplaiBU.
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6iz Pia Cb.it Bum.? or thb Ciitnirniti as? Oaio Railboas
lb? totere?? tnJ prlr.-'j il of which are piriHe I? Kew-Tork Citr, I? jold
?o.?. Tiey are latsved 1? danettiastioBs of SK*. *>**), sad el.OOO,
?,a?T cx?j;?_ or rc?.-.?'.er*d. Th? prie? it pre?e?t it 94 ?ad ?cerned
litera?. The ?mount remtinia? unsold is rail Tbe road It Bo?
Deary completed, and ?i!l boob become one of tb? ?reit trniik roads fron
the AUtnnc tale witert to tbe heart of tbe (ret? West, tod optai!?? t low
(rride tad direct lite ttitb CibCinaati, Dattoii, Ldilit?.'Ii, St Louia, and
other (rirst t_ a.
*Wc b?y tnd tell th?
Cbxtbal Pai trie aito Wb?tbk5 Pacinc Bobm,
tod tit? eondaet ? refalar banking bua.Be? in all ita brauchet, tod
reestte deposit?, o? which ?e ?How ?atrrttt st tbe rate of roar per rent
pet anana. Fits k Latch.
Daily Tb_?__L MhiI f?ubarrib%n, */10 net annum.
MMMi-WsKki yTi.iih.-nk, Mail Subeeribtr?, $4 por an.
wBBBXl raiMtraa. Mail Subai-rit?ra, $t ?jw atnuia.
Dt?LY "Kim MB, 30e.. ?10?., 50c.. 75?., and (1 p?>r lint.
Saan-W i ) ki.y TaiBtrark % and 50 cett* p?r l_?.
V.'bkkly TBUHIBB, *2. $3. and $5 p?r Una,
A'-cording to poaiMou in tbe paper.
Term?, c3?h in ariaauo?.
Aildr???. Tht TnintTVK. N?T-York.
PATFRDAY, AUG1 tt 31. 1973.
Mr. Rtaiilt j- ha? been pre?ent??d with a ?uu?-box on
the part ut yiieou Victoria. s=?__ The (leneva Trlbucal
waaiu (??-??,i.n s?- tiTtliiy. _=? Th? Emperor of Ru?ni?
will arrive in ll..iliu ou August 6 anrt depart on Auguat
10. a? ,: a The chuleru ha? appoart-d at Grodno, Ku_ia.
The tteamer Mt-tl? vras wrecked by collision with an
unknown M-hoouer off Btoiiington, and about 70 hvi*
were lost, ?i?? Jacob't etttmated majority In West
Virginia I? reduced to 363.
The Apollo ITall Democracy of four wards hat repudi?
ated the ai-tif.n of the General Committee, and has de?
( lured fur Grceley and Brown. :-? Primaries were
held for the election of delegate? to the Hyracuse Con?
vention?. ??? Gold, UJi, H2j. Thtrmome?r, 7?.1,
74 \ tt0. _
W?a_BTt_ dotiht? may Lave been erjgen
iaaai at _dl ?sitie of tbe. AtLintic by the
iiiireiiioiis (lisi-iiHHions over the authi-nticity of
tii?? I.iviiotoiit letters, tin r do not seem to
?w- K?!Mi?-?l tn b____S_ The Queen has dir?? ted
I.nrd (?ranv?le to express her BBBBBBal ac
kn?iwl?-dK!i)?-n?i and thanks to Mr. Stanley,
and ha? I nil _b_bj expression? with
tin- usual royal kritt <?l that ohnolete nUnsil, a
irold sDuff-box. However th" pending contro?
versy .-.any n-nilt, it is ecrtainly clear that Mr.
Suiihy i? ajj oliclii'iit and energetic reporter,
and that ?he llnaltl, in funding him out and
Buppoifinir him, acted with a princely eirt?r
pr_e and lil.iT.ility.
The "StrniL'ht-out " divirsion in favor ?>f
i.en. Grant which ?Mr. lomean in managing in
LrOuisville app?tai to shrink perceptibly as
its time draws n<?ir. If will bo di?icult to
get enough Dem?crata together to make a
?show, and it would hanlly b." effective to ex?
hibit tlie auxiliary Grant men. Bnt, of course,
some sort of a meetint; will be held, and
afterward, notwithstanding Mr. Duncan's plea
of poverty, th?re will be money enough fur?
nished by the Grant Committees to (tat up an
apparent organization in roost of the State?.
This dishonest procee?ling will probably over?
reach itaelf. The few Democrats who will
bolt fioin Mr. Greeley would, in default of a
third ticket, vote for Gen. Grant.^ There is
no possible objection to the Grant i?e?p)e> pay?
ing the expense? of keeping this vote away
The difflcultie? of Messrs. Gco. Wm. Curtis
dt Co. in explaining the progress backwards
wliich their Civil ?Service It?form makes und? r
tbe advirable management of the President,
is furtker increased by tlie revelations in our
Washington dispatches to-day. Ail disguises,
It seems, have been dropped, and tin Graut
Committee send peremptory r<sq.nitj?ents to
the Government employ?s for cont.'.bntions
*'iot use ui the orenaiatioQ and circulation of i
" information on political and economic stib
"j?'cta." Those who pay aro retained; those
who do not pay, good or bad. are to lose
their places. We do not care for tho-, B.vro
political capital to bo made out of this. We
prefer seriously to ask the gentlemen of tho
Civil Service Commission whether, as honor
Batta men, they can oontinue to profess to the
country that this ?r the Reform entertainment
to which they invited us.
That Senator Cameron should travel from
Phihuh'lpliia to Washington to consult the
PNB?bat alkoiit the alarming exigencies of the
Pennsylvania canvas?, only to lind that the
President had left things to take care of
themselves and had gone to Long Branch, is
of trifling consixpicnce. The Washington
dispati'h, however, which narrates this small
nft'air addl something of more moment in the
st.itcment that Cameron, in his rage, confess??!
his certainty that Gov. Curtin would oppose
Hartranft mid support Greeley and Brown,
Bod thereupon proceeded to abuse that gen?
tleman to his heart's content. The remark?
able need for an increase of the force in the
Philadelphia Navy-Yard is also ono of
the ?ignilii-ant signs of the time*, to
which our Liberal Republican friends in
Philadelphia cannot give too earnest attention.
Il is very singular, and wholly unaccountable,
ttiia Midden and startling need for more men
i:i ?M Navy-Yarils, ?like in Philadelphia,
Brooklyn, and Portsmouth. What a bad way
our navy must be in!
Mr. Jame? O'Brien is a politician of . is
city, supposed to deserve respect in cons??
quence of his Irish birth and alleged influent*
over Irish voicrs. He has ?laiined to control
the Apollo Hall organization, and now pur?
poses to send it to Grant via Louisville.
To that end he has placed Judge
A. HnaMlBI at its head. What will Irishmen
BB]f to the tail that this person, who trades
on his boaatosj ability 10 control their votes,
has thai put at the head of the organization
which is to direct and rcpnsi'iit then BB eld
and B-tOtiOM Know-Nothing 1 Juilge Sp.ild
inks' w;i.-s nominated as the Hindoo and Knosv
Nothing candidate for .lodge of the Court of
Common Plea? in ltO.!, against John R.
Brady, who was Democratic candidate
of both Hard and Soft-Shell factions,
?nul ugaiust Cambridge Livingstone, the
WUg candidate. In 1856 this same
present leader of Mr. TBBt.fl O'Brien's Irish
ton i s ran as the American or Know-Noth?
ing candidate for memher of Assembly in the
Nth Assembly District, then the Xilth Ward.
In 18.?7 he ran B-gaia m the American or Kn??w
Nuthing candidate for Recorder, having also
fie Republican indorsement, and being op
l -. d by George G. Barnard, Democrat. Mr.
.'.inns 0*Biicn now puts this man forward as
th?' proper person to had the Irish Democrats
of Apollo Hall to tho ?upport of President
The Green Mountain State holds her ?lec?
tion next Tuesday, and, as the hist in which a
BtBM lit kit was expressly nominated and sup?
ported on the Liberal platform, the result will
be regarded with lively interest. The Demo?
cratic vote of Vermont is about twelve thou?
sand ; we believe the Liberal vote will
considerably exce?'d twenty thousand. 1 ho,
there can be no reasonable doubt as to the
PrB_de__al cpnte.-.t, siuce a similar result in
other States would give the Liberal Party
about five millions of votes in the Union,
enabling it to choose more than two-thirds of
The Liberals of Vermont have made this
canvass under most discouraging auspices. All
tho Federal and State offices are filled with
their active, envenomed foes. Postmasters,
Custom-house officers, Internal Revenue ditto,
Senators and Representatives in Congress,
with State functionaries of all grades, are
leagued to crush out. the New Departure. Tear?
ing a majority intolerant and prosi'riptivc, the
weaker bri'thren succumb to the terror* of
power, and suppress their convictions that
they may escape bullying. What? ver the
Liberal voto may be, it will fall ?short by
thousands of the voters who wish well to the
cause, and will heartily rejoice in its success.
"But" (they Bay) "since we cannot carry the
" State, why subject ourselves to scowls and
" curses from tho wealthy and powerful to
"no purpose Tn This sort of truckling will
deprive the Liberal tii'ket of support to which
it is entitled ; and yet we look confidently
for a result which will inspirit and assure the
advocates of Rccomilintion and Reform from
one end of the Union to the other.
/. USACY THE A TMENT.
The narrative of Tut Tkihune reporter who
was confined in Bloomingdale Insane Asylum
is continued in other columns of this issue of
The TiuiirxE. All candid readers will admit
that the story is told dispassionately. In fact,
so impressed has the writer lieeu with his
instructions to set ?lown nothing he cfinnot
establish on oath, and to divest himself of any
feeling of prejuilice or animosity toward the
physicians or keepers, that he appears to
err on the other side and to have
lost something of the natural feeling
of sympathy lot the helpless creatures his mis?
sion was devised to aid by giving voice to
those whom nature and man combine to si?
lence as though entouibetl. In spite of a tume
ness which this conscientious precaution has
given the narrative, it is nevertheless not
wanting in the elements which make it ab?
sorbing reading, and the combined narratives
form a powerful argument in favor of that
reformation in the legal and medical treat?
ment of insanity which must grow out of the
agitation thus begun in this State.
Th?' two narratives now publish?-?! establish,
beyond any sort of doubt, that greater facili?
ta - are oili-n-d for g?-tting a sane man into
an Insane Asylum than out of it. The whole
medical profession is at the beck and call of
all who can pay to aid in the commitment.
The sane man, once eoini;iiit?'d, has only the
medical skill of a single physician to call to
his succor ; and that physician is already
pr?-ju?liced again ?t him, for divers reasons.
It is bis interest,?to put the baaer motive
first and dismiss it soonest?to keep the
paying boarder as long as bia friends
pay his kc< ping. Then the indorsement of his*
infirmity \m two reputable pro le sai? ?nal breth?
ren leails the Asylum physician to hesitate at
reversing their sworn diction. It, is not merely
a thing that paBBM to luck proiessionnl courtesy,
but a d?licat?; one ; if a mistak?- be made it is
damaging to the reputation of himself or asso?
ciates, and in any ?vent is tlerofrutory to a
|(aa_a_BB in which the in?_bJm_B take unusual
pnd?'. Thai prejudiced, il is natural that there
should l>e hesitation on the part of Asylum
physicians, and a disposition to toiture a
patient's protest of sanity and appeals
for release into evidences of idiocy, enn
-luiutoiy ol' tho certificate of commitment.
Additional proof of another sort, BhowinK
diflieulty of pit ting out of an asylum like Bit
iugd_le, is iuruiahed by our reporter. "
" Lodge* for Dangerous fjUttW. in whic
wan ?rat confined at Blooniingdalo, is a tl
more secluded prison than the Tomb? or
Sing. Crimiuals are leas ?ecurely guarded
Unfortunate-. And it is aa diflicult for a syr
thising friend to penetrate it to aid a pat
as for the patient himself to encajie.
doctors visit the halls onco a day
to hear complaint? and applications, ai
Rcore of patients in each ward are expect?.
tell their stories in the two or three inin
?Hotted to each. ?All this If simply crim
and has no excuse in the pitiful plea ol
curity. It is mismanagement unworthy
public prison for Correction or Detention,
more severe upon the patiants than the
cipline of the worst Prison for Put
nient in the State of New York.
No perfect or proper Asylum or Htt|
for the treatment of special diseases,
particularly of insanity, can exist wit!
strict adh?rence to a well considered syi
of classification. The rej.>ort which we pul
to-day is conclusive proof that there i
such system pursued at Blooiningdale.
proof is not in the assertions of the wri
it lies in tho fact that he, feigning noth
appearing a quiet person, without even
centricities, daily visited by an " exp
physician, nnd constantly watched by "
" fessional" keepers, was kept four days in
excited wards, surrounded by dangci
maniacs, without suggestion of renie
And during all this time the ward
never once viaited by the Chief 1
sician or Superintendent, Dr. Brown.
The Bloomingdale Asylum is a private
stitution, owned and conducted by persi
enterprise. It is evident, also, that it
a speculative institution, and that it is mi
tained at a profit at the abuse and expens
the unfortunate boarders. The lowest i
per week charged is $*%% Now it is i.iil
from the plain, brief, and careful statem?
of the reporter, that the accommoda'ions
not better than can be had in any IBM
eltiss boarding-house in this city for m ven t
lurs a week, room and meals iiuludnl. As
the other conditions, the food is not particuh
nutritious, the supply of the cosllit-r mater
is small and grudgingly given, the food is
clean, nor is it well cooked, and the attet
anee at table is simply beastly. The conv
sat ion of the keepers wliilo serving at ta
is not fairly reported, but it is because tl
disgusting language cannot be expressed
print, and it is impossible to des? rib?;
Uttered in a public bar-room, some of
words reported to us by tho reporter a?
pe.ttedly spoken by the attendants wl
serving at table in the Asylum, would In
subjected the speaker to summary and viol?
ejection at the hands of the most besotted
The constant punishment of an imber
youth by forcing him to perform tlie duties
a menial ; the violent huilin- of a hartnl
idiot half across a room for the offense of i
knowing which way to turn ; the brutal be
ing of an old and blind idiot for pi?te?!i
against rudo treatment ; the toasting of a p?
boy naked in tho suu wliilo confined in wl
is nothing other than an iron cage ??these ;
among the instances of cruelty which the :
porter cites as having been witnessed by hi
self. Others aro also named, but none are
such a painful nature as those etiuinei.it
above. Wcjhavo vainly endeavored to imngi
a plausible excuso for these acts of violer
which wo have not the heart to recite in i
taii. They appear to have been wanton a?
dono in moments of passion by the kecpci
and were not necessary apparently to t
maintenance of any system of discipline, ?
discipline and classification alike seem to ha
no part in the Bloomingdale managt niei
But we are less disposed to hold the keepi
morally responsible for tuese acts
cruelty than to condemn Dr. Burr
and tho Governors for their frequent re?u
rene?; for it || always sure to lie the case
these large institutions that the man will in
t?te the master, and the keeper.? in the Lod?
aro apt followers of Dr. Burrill. It mi
appear invidious to name Dr. Burrill as tl
responsible physician to the exclusion of li
superior, Dr. Brown ; but it must not 1
forgotten as ono of the explanations, and tl
priuiiiry cause, in fact, of the dcmor.iliz;
tion in the management of Blooiningdal
that Dr. Brown for years past has been ki|
by the Governors lobbying at Albany and els<
where in the interest of tho Asylum.
?We have still more to tell of the manngi
ment of this Aysluiu, and the worst feat un
oi tho case have not ull been related. Th
physical labor of writing up the story, part ici
larly where few notes were used save thof
mad under painful circumstance-, renders
impossible that the reporter should complet
the whole in time for a single issue. Hi
week's residence in the ward for quiet pat ientr
undetected under the very eyes of Di
Burrill, still remains to be told. We hav
further to announce that we have obtained a
insight into the management of another insti
tution as large as that of Bloomingdale, am
hope to be able, during the coming week, t
furnish facts which will compel its reto, ma
tion. From all parts of the country encou;rag
ing letters and assistance reach us, and th
cordial suptnirt of the great majority of th
respectable journals of all partie? (for extract;
from which we ?-an lind no room to-day) indi
cates a deep and widespread interest in tbi
reformatory and humanitarian movement.
HESRY WILSON COS lit TUD.
It is with unfeigned regret that WC havi
read the linal letter of Mr. F. W. Bird, ii
which he makes an end of Mr. Henry Wilson'i
denial of the fact that he ever was a Know
Nothing. Mr. Bird has a relentless niemo:\
and never n .kes mistakes. Mr. Wilson was
very foolish to deny any of his statements,
The result is just what might have been ex?
pected. Mr. .Bird proves, point by point,
every assertion he has made, with a full?
ness of detail which leaves nothing to lie
said. As a supererogatory confirmation of Mr.
Bird's letter comes a dispatch from Washing?
ton stating that Gen. Pike can show by his
own and twenty other aftidavits that Mr.
Wilson was a delegate to the Kuow-Notlnng
i Convention in Philadelphia in June, 1835.
Both gentlemen express their ama_ement at
his recent letter denying this, which both ol
them considered a forgery until it was printed
by the Grant papers in Boston. To our deep
regret, therefore, and the regret of all who
have in former time? given their supjiort and
e.iiiii.l. n..- to Mr. WiUoii, these two fact? re?
sult, as absolutely and conclusively proved:
1. That Mr. Wilson did belong to the
Kuow-N'othiug or American Order, and
2. That he Kays he never did belong to it.
This, we must hold, is a very serious mat?
ter. We do not attack Mr. Wilson upon his
lormor record. Tu_ Tumu?_ uov ? ?hu? cd in
the Kti.iw-Nothiihf di-lusion, but constantly op?
posed and defied it. But we ?lo not forget
that some pure and able men were influenced
by it, who have h?ucii done important servioo
to tin? country, who have worked with us in
many fields of social and political reform. We
hav?' not declared ?uch an error a dishonoring or
disqualifying one. We think this whole business
of the ?___t__M_t of ?bad political utterances
rather trivial. We did not b?'gin it, ami would
be glad to so?> it ended. But this charge having
be?-n made against Mr. Wilson, he was free t?>
admit it and avow his changed opinions, or to
take refuge in Bilcnre and ignore it. Instead, he
?????meil struck with a fatal short-sightedmm,
and began to evade the question by platitudes
inlende?! to deceive, and at last, driven into a
corner by accumulating accusations, he shut
his eyes, like a baited bull, and flatly denied
what lifty thousand people kn?w to be true.
As well might Gen. Dix d?ny that he attended
tin? Phihwlelphia Johnson Convention.
We will not lie misrepresented upon this
point. We are not assailing the nnteci'dents
of Mr. Wilson. Wo think he committed an
error in joining the Kuow-Nothings, but we
are not here tliscussing that matter. The
question is one of far gr?>ater importance.
He is a candidate for the second ottioo in
dignity in the nation. He is supported by
thousands of men on the ground of his hon?
esty and his Christian principle. He assumes
a high moral tone whenever he addresses a
public nmeting. He pretends to mako his
political course purely a matter of conscience.
Yet the ugly fact stamls against him that,
for the purpose of saving a few votes, he
deliberately writes and signs his name
to a statement which ho knows to bo
untrue, and which a cloud of reputable
witnesses instantly prove to be untrue. We
record the fact with inexpressible sadness, for
we all lose something in a lapse like this of a
BBBB who has held such exalted position and
possessed so fully the confidence of a gnat,
party. But the fact? are before us. To save
;i pii.-s-.ilib? loss of votes, he blindly denie-, in?
cid? nts of pul)li<! notoriety in his own career.
Is su -h a man tit for Vice-President?DOB*
libly President ? Can any one who believes
that" the first rrqin-i'e-i of high hta'ion are*
liouor aud conscience vote tor such a man?
One who has attentively read the ?ponchos
and ?'ditoiials of (he B__aBB___0___ for the
l.i-i tun months IBJM up their propositions as
1. Greeh-y always was a Secessionist and a
2. Greeley has turned his back on himself,
and, in his ma?l quest of the Problems, i
now going against all that ho has prob-sscd
and advoi-at?)! up to last year.
3. Greeley has turn?-?! Democrat and accepted
t_t very principles which he has always bit?
4. The Baltimore Convention sold out the
Democratic, party, turning it over to its bit
tere.-t, most implacable ci>??tny.
5. There were no Lilx-ral Republicans repre?
sented at Cincinnati?only a f?'W "sore-heads''
and disappointed aflea aatiketi.
6. The Liberal l.epiiMicans have discovered
that they were sold out at Cincinnati, and are
returning to (?rant in crowds.;
7. Tens of thousands of Democrats, ?li??gustoil
with Grethy's nomination, have como out for
8. The Straight Democratic ('Bourbon) move?
ment will draw vote.-? from Greeley, but none
9. Greeley is the weakest candidate that
could have been pitted against Grant.
10. Though Grant alone could not beat
Greeley, yet with a Bourbon running in his
iiiicicat he will lx- aille tu do it.
Tlte Xcir-Ytirk JVorld published a few ?lays
iU'ii a copy of the document.-, in the case of
the naturalization of Henry Clews, the Treas?
urer of the (?rant Committee, which showed
that he allowed eh s en years to ?'lapse between
his declaration, in tRti, of his intention to be
BBBM an American citi/tii, and the consumma?
tion of the process of naturalization in 18'?5.
We publish this statement, as we do all
manner of news, as we published Wil?
son's Know -Nothing record, Gen. Grant's real
?state speculation in Chicago, 'ITie Times's at?
tack on ?S nitor Doolittle, r? -serving ?>ur own
judgment upon all of them until some reply
should be made by the parti? s concerned.
We t.ik?' the ?loloions ?ry in The Times of this
morning to he a conb MBBB of all the facts
el.urged in this ?ase. It f?'cls a mysterious
sympathy with Mr. Clews, and pleads that it
is no crime to be an Kuglishman and an alien.
It certainly is not, unless you pretend to he
homt thing ?-1st-.
Take the case of this Mr. Clews for instance.
Than is not a man in New-York more fussily
aiid otl'eii-sivi'lr conspicuous in his advocacy of
Mr. Grant's reelection. He goes to merchants
?)f the eminente of Mr. Stewart and tells them
what th?y miirt do in the cama--?, lie rises
in the Republican C'onvi niiou at Ulica and
pledges the vile of Wall Street to the can?
didate nomina;?'?! tlnre. lie manages lo have
himself designated as the person through whose
I and? th?' vast corruption fund of the Grant
Committees is *.o pass. He has even succeeded
in substituting liiiiisi-ll' as the banker of the
1'niu?! States in London in the nlaee of ?t
house of world-wide credit anil unqucstione?l
Bfobity? He his ?Ion?? all this solely by an
affectation of trdent and peculiar loyalty.
For ten years past his mouth has been
as full of latriotism as his pockets
were of greetilncltS. He is one of those
men who could lot live except in a latul of
republican privibges, nor ?lie happy unle-s
wrapped in the American flag. And yet alter
all these years of theatrical humbug, it appears
that during the ensis of the nation's c_islence,
from 1800 to '.St?5, this thrifty patriot
declined to conplcto his naturalization.
We all know what ft patriot ho was :
his vim? ration for Bonds and Currency was
even then religious in its fervor. But he care?
fully stayed away.Pom the Clerk's Office w here
his inchoate citiz?uship awaited liim. The
niarcliiing men on tie border called over and
over for companions. Neither call nor con?
scription could touch him, umler the safe
shelter of the Red Cross. The life of the na?
tion, we all thought. somctiiues depended on
a day's voting. Mr. Clews never voted while
Lincoln was President.
In this he exercis? d his undoubted right. He
kept his shop and his simp kept him. But,
consiilering his attitude in that historic epoch,
would not a penny-worth of res?rve become
him now? As soon as the war was ?nded, the
iaaajBB over, thu credit of th?t country e?Ul>
lished on a firm basis, he became a citizen.
And to-day there is not a patriot on Manhat?
tan Island, not a battered relic of 181-, not a
ouo-leggeil veteran of Chattanooga or Getty s
btirg, not even a bronze st.ituo of the Revo?
lution so saturated with patriotism as
this bii-ycui old tuueu. \\ hi n vou think of
what ho was doing from i860 to MM,
then hear hint denounce Schurz, and Ti
bull, and Sunnier, and Greelcy, as false to
Interests of free?lom, and give Tom Mur
certificates of character, and pledge
mom ved power of New-York to the sen
of a political faction, the performance has
much insolence iu it to be amusing, and
much absurdity to excite anger. I
IIA RTRASFT 1STERR00A TORIES.
One of the most curious features of
political conflict of this day of ours is that
a local canvass in the neighboring State
Pennsylvania, the press of New-York is st<
ily and resolutely laboring in the cause of
form, while the local Republican presa
Pennsylvania's ca|?ital, with a single except
has not a word to say. Yet even in this
stinence there is a marked distinction. _
for example the Administration organ?
Philadelphia. There is there, a? cvciywl;
reputable and disreputable journalism. We
course, have no idea of specifying, bnt assi
this fact. Disreputable, tinintlueutial jour
ism sustains Ifartninft and his accomplice
all their deeds of wrong, and does it bol
That portion of the press which is respect?
professes what may be termed Federal I
giiince, adhesion to the Administration, an
disinclined to do anything which may s?
to thwart its views; gives a shamefai
half-hearted support to tho Hartranl't cai
and, defending it on one really iiiimatt
point, passes over all that is vulnerable,
conceals the actual sore which is so fo
purulent. Take for example what may
teimed tho leading business journal of Pli
delpliia, 'Jhe North American, for which, fi
long and friendly sympathy, we can say
woid but of respect. In its columns all t
fa refer? td to in defense is the relativ? ly |
swindie of the Evans War Claim, but nol
word about the Yerkes combination. _
Evans case, being yet involved in myst<
admits of a timid advocacy, although the fac
very patent that in it Hartranft refilled
give up the vouchers out of which the fn
greif (if fraud then? be) until by way of 1?
he received from Evans some $7,000
$7,7)0, which was repaid. It has
ugly look, but is not so very 1
that The North American cannot make so
sort of apology for it. Not so the " Yerk
" IIartranfi-Myers'; case. That is too bad |
i too plain for sophistry, and Ik tice on this !
Noctli American, obeying its inbtincts ol i
co:uni, i.? as r-Uent as the grave. It won't
suit its respectable readers by a defence
what is indefensible, and hence, on this Le:
is dumb. Now it occurs to us that sin h
abnegation of duty is hardly reconcilable wi
either strict morality or with what is duo
the great business interests which such ajoi
nal justly claims to represent. Philadclpl
cannot nflbrd to endure the tyranny of nol
nously dishonest men at Harrisburg, with
other compensation than the feeble rays of fa?
which a Federal Administration is suppos
to shed on it. We claim for our communi
? we moan our business community ?
special moral preeminence, but it is too wist
.?citish to fall into an error like this. Sure a
wo that while it would be utterly imposai!
that such a certified malfeasor as Ilartr.u.
could be nominated as Governor of New-V.)
by any party; yet if he wire, there would 1
universal revolt uniting the business men
the Metropolis, and no newspaper, howev
inlluontial or heretofore respectable, wou
venturo to elude or defy it. In such t
emergency, help and knowledge from
distance would not, as in Philadelphia, 1
noed.d. Deeply interested as we confess on
ITvcs to be in the treat cause of politic
and economical reform everywhere, and m
where more so than in a community win?:
we boast so many friends, we now vintu
on a Socratic experiment in politics, and ai
dress to The Philadelphia North America
and through it to the men of business it re]
resent?, a few precise interrogatories, pled?.
ing ourselves to publish any cat?goriel
answer that, from any resj?..nsibIo quaite
may be given. For facility of reference, w
number the questions of our catechism.
1. Is th.- pr.ntico of the Myers-Hartranl
Ping legit?malo of lending the cash MM _ (
the Tieasury?amounting to millions?to un
known bankers and brokers, some of siti?
are bankrupt, and one of whom is a convict
2. Do men of business?the faithful exect
tors of public and private trusts?approve c
the Auditor-General and State Treasurer pin
c!ia?ing State securities at a depreciation an
selling them to tho Sinking Fund at an ad
vanee, ihey and their biok??r sharing the dif
ference as their profit- ?
8. Did the State Treasurer, immediate!
before his election the second time, borrow fo
his private use from ono of the State deposi
taries $-0,000, and afterward repay it by ;
Treasury draft on the public funds! If yen
is this approved of ?
4. Is it not a badge of fraud that all tin
accounts between the broker (since convict
and the financial officers of the State were kep
either in fictitious names or, what is equiva
lent, in reversed initials i
5. Is it consistent with the proper discharg?
of duty for accounting ollicers with small sal
aries to speculate to enormous amounts it
stocks during their whole term of office
Macki.v to the amount of $116,000 in tw<
months, and Ilariranft of i'0.1,Out) in less thai
two years ?
?J. Is it part of the function of a Controllc
or Auditor-General to use official inforniatioi
for ends of private gam?to claim taxation ot
corpoiat" capital in order to dcoress the stock
and, that failing, to speculate on a rise, g
llartranlt did in the case of the Oil C ice
7. Was or was not the fraud on the Cttj
Tieasury of which Mercer and Yerkes hav?
been convicted facilitated, if not promoted, b)
the countenance given by thu State autliori'
ties? and did it not result in a deficit in tin.
State Treasury which, if at all, wan made
up from outside resources!
H. Did not Myers and Hartranft recommend
the nardon of Charles T. Yerkes, leaving th?
victim Mercer without intercession T and ha.?'
not the pardon been thus far refused, while
assassins of Revenue Collectors have been dis?
charged without stint Y
9. Is not the refusal of the Governor to par?
don these parties a coucession to an urou?.ed
public opinion, which condemns the whole
transaction and all the parties to it?princi?
p?is and accessories?those convicted and
those at liberty I
10. Will not the election of John F. Hart?
ranft as Governor of IVnnsylyauia be re?
garded as an approval of these acts of wrong,
and b.? palpably injurious to tlie ?redit and
?tinrai 1er ol the Mate t
11. In conclutlion, if in then question*,
there is an assumption of any matter of i.ict
winch either docH.iot ?Xi*! or is over-stain!,
the respondent- ?re boned le point it out.
To make I full ami Hank answer to these
precise interrogatories, ?v? now summon the
Do?eo! Republicana of Pennsylvania, standing
mute ?ib bo very periUm.!
THE MAINE CANVASS.
BOTH SIDES AROI'SED TO THE WORK.
MOVEMENTS OF LIBEBAL SPRAKEOS?OF.H. CART
Off OS-- IN TIIK FII-LD? DEPABTURE Or
l?T TSI.WJRAPH TO TH* TRI-ir*?.,
Portland, Aug. 30.?The Liberal canvass is
promising of good re*ults during ??,., ?omintr week. Tho
numnerof speaker?.! ? ?mall, but tbe/ are doing g?od
w?,rk. Grn.8F.Cary o? Ohio, has arrived and will
apeak at| Fryrbnrg tomorrow, and on Momlay evening
he will i?<1<iri??a the workintrmen here. Col. Orosvenor
of Missouri came on the uoon train to-day. and baa gone
t" Skowhenn, and win apeak several,-ines in Someraet
County. Mr. William* ot New-York l.i doing excellent
H'.rnri', ?peaking la Mr. Clifford'* Congress I)
together with that gentleman. Kodney French of
Massachusetts 1* also here, and other n\ eaker* are hop^d
for within a day or two. The Grunt -lanager* niay
boast, but they are not half no hopeful aa they seem.
Senator Truuibull baa started (or Oblo, aud expr ..ated
himself aa well eatisUed with tbe prospecta.
A OKANT BALLT AT AUGUSTA RUINED BT THE
? 111 M ??llalli BT MU? HARLAN, HI T
LKR, ANI> WILSON, AND FRED. DOLOLASS?
?.LB-BAL PROSPECTS IMPROVING.
(R fBMUfl TO 111- rUBU.XB]
Accusta, Aag. 30.?Grantism wan to h?.-_
been greatly cbeerud and encouraged in Maine by a
grand rally at tbi?, place to-day, but a rain-storm bs*
broken np tbe affair, which is a conspicuous and rxp-n
iMve failure, as a great deal of money Iia.1 been spent for
free excursion trains, banners, etc. Gen. II.?? : .u of
Kentucky, tien. li. F. Butler, i ud ftonator Wilson of Ma?
saebnsetta spoke to a f< w bui.dreds of wet peop.e at
Granito Ilali, tbe out-door muss tuceting having beeu
abandoned. Wilson glorified tho old Republican
party, ind plaintively wrung bis ban It and
a?.ked if anybody could be so bas? as
to break It up. Harlan dissected the speeches of
Greeh-y speaker* In tbe South, and Butler made one of
lilt sophistical address?-*. In which he claimed that tbia
Administration, among other things, lut.l had u brilliant
and successful foreign policy. Ii?: said, alluding to tbe
Naturalization Treaty, ?hat Grant'* Administration bad
knocked one ot tho stror.ge.it props from under MM
throne of every despot in Europe. Butler dtsappoliit?-d
bu audience, which dwindled rapidly. In the evening
he ti.ii.?l,id bis speech, which bad beeu ii?t< nupt. d by
his audience leavuu:. He defended the En?
forcement act ami Ku-Klux legislation, ami
?lw-.-lt at irreat lenirth on the enormities p?-rp'-trate<l
> y the Ku-Klux In 1863. This pare or bis discourse was
illustr?t?.1 by tbe Introduction of b.n valet on tbe stage
dressed iu a Ku-Klux uniform, which caused ttttt
amu.xiiitiit. Theipeakcrcmsed by pissing an euconii in
ou th.- colored troops, aud fniighi some o? his own blood?
less b-ftl.-s over a.aln. Fie.ietick D ?ugliaa follow.-d
with a defense of Grant's Santo Oominiro policy, lie
wired that tbe Doininii-ans were anxious for annexation,
aud that their nationality was too small to be useful. A
panegyric wiilch tu: in. ideurally p id to sunnier was ?-n
tliu.iiisti.'itlly applauded. 8c.iat.ir ll.irnliii entile a spee? n
In which be pi?'tired the wo"i woic'i wmmht befall the
couutry iu case Mr. Gre.i.-y sii .il i The
Whole affair passed off wituotit spirit or enthn-iasm, aud
as things have turned out, ha?l belter MfW bmt? at?
tempted since it has a mes? depressing tttat on the pro?
jectors and their allies.
Liberal prospects are improving la thin OMfNM Dis?
trict, 'int. triends of Blame are in.ivl.ig !.. in a .mil
nir i li t.i save him, but he will have ,t l-rpe majority
agaiu.iilti.il in this district, outside of this <i?,iui,.. iln
made h tutu r speech i.m ni_at, in repr. to.? -IC-Mate,
lad took occasion to danouioe hia opponents in ?n.-t
abusive terms. Tin- s;"'cv:i Wat Jodie! Italy TO-rmoi
before bOOJU printed in bis paper ln-ra.
JOHN A. ?IM.1IAM AT BAM.? ?II?TIE TRET-NDS
to Axnrn m?ve? i l.
fBr f-t.-UBit-i to tub nara&i
Bavcor, An?. 80.?The policy of Hankiner i?
faiilifully ?artled out here by the Giant ira-iag.-r?.
Senator Triiinliull vr.is followed l.t MOMBg by
Senator Wilson, and this evening by John A. Blng
ham. Mr. Bingliam's announced potyO-0 was to
MM Trunibull, but WttMMh bt i.aile un able
??peei-h, he fu 1 ?<! to OmmWOt Mr. ; . I n.-nt
of the Administration on tin- CToaml D C'-rm'.Mon. T o?
Secor frauds were not menti?.aed. u?lioiiv-h Mr. Trutniiiill
Iia.1 tiiii.le tu.'iii ?ne of his principal points. The New
York Cu?tolii-house fraU'is were not ailiided to, but tn?
trn.at.r lortiou of tin-ip e. ii-a.. ? an .? Il.a.l
tion of Free Trade, which, lie .! '-. ..r
tin" Creeley pnrty to ttttt M HM eonmtty, ' rU '<>
th.- rain WhUh had pr?t ailed all tbe aflcrntit?-. tbe audi?
ence was not very large.
A U-AIXSB KLK.KM VOII. i HAN IN VOTKXBm
? T1IK LIBERAL 1.1 I". ?l.i. :.
KIVK TII.ir?AM>?LOTTEB tlOUSSOf l.l.'.l .'.'?
TUBI pkohahi.y UBKIAL.
IFROM THK .sl'Li-'l.tL OOBUKfOIDI-T Ot Till! tlHOn.1
I'oitTLANO, Au^'. 2U.?Only t-i^riit ii.:; s and
il.tine will vote. It wiii to r ?i.a-.ii?. r. .1 tlMI t:i. li.ii? .if
the nominations were i.iail1 bottt tfeOi-M_MOf the al?
ii tuen Liiieral BepnbU-?ns and !?? i
?.?ft!..!, t!tr State C.'ivi a'! ?? - or all p r'l"s m M."i.?
being generally held luJune. This put the al'i .
in.invest disadvaiitatre. a state of tlnn.s rein, ilicd in
?ome fiecliona l,y jo.ut II Iim: in cou-u.i-s. _:el ; .
in:I ia.vr.1 by the lion ?aa: .. .- ..te.'i-r
nniv to 'he result of tie vale tot G irernor, tbe I.
tin.'will not, t?e lik.'ly In?..?' m BMI mat'?rlt> m ! ae
lower branch. In the IV'tli Oli'rl.-t the _M_-WllOH Ot
Coii-rea? was a mouth tot >airi\, i..a? -ii-.-ciUi?ui?; tttrb
combination as it mU'.it o!ie i wis-?.a\e .?'a pot
in.tkia It will be ria.lil) Ml n _tol
no development toward ? perfect Hi
pr. limmary me.-lings. But It Is v rv m] :-., lure bt?
boon?pl'-iidiil work wh.-i'.-v-r fio |OMH tot ?MOB falrlv
tiKi'le, and t.'ie Lilu-ral Kc?.tit.licaii HIWMHl MPOO-HfO
mid in-ftltliful. No.v I kin.?? otia lo'vit ai,, i?-, i... no:
distinct t xisfi'iice. i ? |? -: poooMt 11.IN ol '.ao
LB ?Til Republican vote is put . . in.'. ?< I !m
mm no far niel'' i? a rti'tac!.'. f iii.-'aKa-, i. mast
?rreatly exce??d this. The action of t to ?r.tnt tien makr-s
It plain eitli.r that tln-v do not meastip? th<- fores mi
pOOt?totkOM? or that tii.-v reil iipoii the itnnt shai le
k-ss misreprcsciitatioii. Ai.iaat toWl ."..nu.ti ?:?..,
living 40 miles Ml of the < ' ? In u
c.)n^crs:lti ?n with m.? he -??!. " ": ra m.iv .? two or
t'iiee Utonl I'.ep.l'.lieillii) ill t'l- town, |.ut 't'ry do not
amount to anrthlne." "Have you an..- Dr?iiii>
crats who will vote fur t...nut'' "1 tni,._
tin ie may be uui? or two, bmt o' .ourse
we don't count on th. in." Af I
of tbe Liberal Stale Co'i-i i:. a, is a rec.c ! Of -- It I -?
luiiii.t iin.l well-know ii Kipubliians who ar.? ?nraOod In
a Greeley club, and doing sharp ..'.id d. "isi\o y?ttttMmff
work,two of them being now on tin- ItWBf in 01 ? r- Mfeool
district. Thirty vote's for the L.hcrai.? I ......w fanottlly
?r01(.ic fi nit) the old I?, public.in oi. . .i l'ai
town, and this, In large n I Of the
Grant i a ivass. They do nor, lu the tlr?t phi ??. I.. '. II. ?
extent of their losses, but being awaro iliatthtvar?
holding their meu In t'n-f.eW. ti I?" tire, Ihey t.-.?.?it to
>liiplay and boast. I do Ml ny?tvrt '
tin li ttMMhmt .Tt??ii m ! ' i- r ' ' I f
have no r.'.-ruitiii_r- loanoi Md M0 '--l-:. tt ? tl-'ir
rank?. In niauy towns I K> :>uMi
cau organization is iXCOlklti au? tt'y only
lack speakers aii.l MM tt .. I Ml is IMM
The chauc.s are thai tin:.- :,..', :. n.
jolU on Hi?? ptrt of in-n tyb? ore qu
than iHiist'T".!? pr ..--. ilota oro com ou of. s
ilema-that this h appreciated by some ol the Graut
managers is shown by tho follow.u. MoionttOO tfom?
of them on tbe oecasion of the mass uieeluig h.re M
Tu. silay. " We a.ia.1 leal ft? I ."for
We hive cot I
h.ive got aU the tyt -.'. N ' -v.-ry
town next week, und ?r?-: b.n k a' ti i he
straying ones. We shall e!.:ct I'crli un b.-.i'
I'r.sl.l.-iitlai >eai, Lut if it w.is n't. Ki .. stand
at leaat an even chance. Awn. in...
would bo a break OMIT whore or. in- oM i .... I h.|ii?.r
egl?latlou. but we are wblppl-u: ii i ??-.- '? ...w* by
iMOlOI l-Om Hi I t! .?> ei ? ?' xo ?? | ' ' -i ac?
count of Nie.' nili.-r. But I r? 11 JrM 1 do n't be?
lieve It could ever be done ii-.i.n. and I
do n't believ.? tho r.cpui'i.c.ii ji.irrr will evrr
try another a.icu a lo.ul to . am as Graut."
He also g iv It a ? '?? ? ?
would, in hlsjc..!'mi ti: rt-'.t Ita -ist Mtttetl ' I
tliattheLiber.il, as against tin* i. n-? ?, ti
pli.lnly to to too | u ti -iili'i- lii'tif. . ?? toi "I.t b>
Mtatl.lcr was it munie?! ?.f tut? nlvcv of the t!eg lint
?Wallow.al |M !.. a.i Up. T.it- owner
looked ou m a '
of the vaainlia portl .... !
out: "Well, Id ??Wi <>' Ilk" to l.'ie iV rh'.bn m-e
tiltil, ?in- M.i\a- tliu ?olliir. nuit tin.l . ?tati.l all .fa.ml If,
but It seems lo me t.iaiih- nevt-i-'ll to 'if Ml -C00OM
?manias ttmitttgl" I. to leuii.rk that t#
tills u.a. . . ,?'.> w.o ll?e I'llll.ulell'.'l-? nour.UA
While the Gnnt party la t.?f"y pttpOAabmg the rnb'te
mm.I for a|fa!'ln. off mi i , Ht itvuitit-r ii.Mj.rity. uy
re.wmuof I?h:jI lasucv th.? tire, ley \ ?t?- will innloubu-.lly
be largar ?-tn kam -?.wi.?- voto. Wh? graat? *uoiurui at