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FltlDAV. FEBRUARY , 1876.
.The Northampton back robbery is
the largest on record. It has been
ascertained that $1,000,000 are missing,
and farther investigation is expected
to develop further losses.
It -was not Grant's message that
cnred Charles O'Oonor, but the obitu
ary notices particularly, doubtless,
tbe tribute to his memory from Geo.
' W. Childa.' He has now resolved, it
ia said, to live forever. rz , .
J Tbe dentbTof Hon. 3enry. H. Stark
weather, Representative in Congress
from the Third District of Connecti
cut, leaves tho Republican party of
that State, for tbe first time in its bis-
"-. tory, without a Representative in
either branch of Congress.
Mr. Sidney Lanier, a young South
- ern poet whoso contributions to some
of the magazines havo recently at
tracted a great deaKf notice, his been
appointed to write the text of a can
"tata for the opening of the Centennial
festival, and Mr. Dudley Buck is to
compote the music. Both select ions
seem to be good ones, and the new era
of reconciliation will bo fitly symbol
ized by this Union of North and South
in the eong of celebration.
'A special dispatch to tbe Now Yoik
Herald from Eomo say.s the cremation
of the remains of the late- Chevalier
Rossi was conducted publicly in the
Monumental Cemetery at 'Milan on
Sunday. Editorially referring to this
case of cremation, the Iferakl says the
arrangmcnts for this purpose in Milan
were very complete. The corpse a.s
placed in a chamber iu which one hun
dred gas jots combined to raise a
temperature of one thousand degrees
and incineration was neatly and thor
oughly done iu an hour, a mere pinch
of delicate dust remaining.
The St. Louis correspondent of thj
Chicago Tribune says tbe government
, attorneys say they will have no ditii
cuity iu sending Babcock to the peni
tentiary. The authenticity of his
handwriting in his diypatches formerly
produced, ami also of letters and din
patches to be produced, will bo es
tablished beyond a doubt, thm fixing
his connection with the ring. The
transmission of money from Joyce to
Babcock will also be proven.
The Pittsburgh Post says: Tin
lightning is beginning to strike in the
Treasury Department, and an ex-Assistant
Secretary and other high cfii--cials
have been indicted. "Senator''
Spencer, of Alabama, and ex-Congressman
White, of the same State,
are also mixed up in the case, while
other high officials are implicated. It
begins to look as if it would soon be
come necessary to iook for honest
men in the administration with a cal
cium light and telescope.
The Philadelphia Times eays: The
manly, and patriotic speech. of Mr,
Robbins, of North Carolina, on the
Centennial appropriation bill merit3
the study of every sincere frienel of
our free government. It i3 in sublime
contrast with the studied assaults of
the Mortons and the Blaines and the
- Hills against tbe peace of a one a bit
terly estranged but now remited peo
ple, and wherever there is faithful
devotion to the republic Mr. Robbins
will t nave : grateful readers and ad-
;mirers. '
The estimates of tho War Dcpart
. ment for the support of the Military
Academy for the next fiscal year call
" for ah appropriation of 137,470. . The
bill reported by the Committee ou
Appropriations recommends an appro
priation of $243,641, being a reduc
tion of nearly two hundred thousand
dollars. The retrenchment proposed
is to be made by a general reduction
of aalaries and cost of maintenance,
and striking Out an appropriation for
the completion of some unfinished
buildings. -
The Washington quid nuncs of the
Herald and the World say the
"third term" is coming up stronger
than ever in' the political gos
sip of tho . capital. Every
body assumes that Grant is a candi
date for tho nomination and few
doubt that he is a great deal stronger
than any of the others now seeking
the Radical nomination; while it i
also the current opinion that some of
he rival candidates arc merely phiy
ing into Grant's hands. The World
thi iks Morton next in str mgth to
After the adjournment of the' Miss
issippi Legislature on General .Loo's
birthday a subscription was t iken up
in behalf of tbe proposed statue of
Lee, when over $300 was realized.
Sena' or Furlong, a former Federal
officer, in handing in his contribution,
($50) said:
As one who wore the blue and fought
for four years ia the army that - p
poaed Gen. Robt. E. Lee, I am glad to
have an opportunity of contributing
my mite towards the erection of a
monument to tbe memory of one of
the greatest military chieftains,
bravest soldiers and purest Christian,
gentlemen tbat this or any other age
or country ever produoed, and one of
whom all true AAmericans ought' to
feel rraud."
Senator Furlong is very many miles
head of Blaine & Co.
If a bill which has been introduced
by Mr. Dibrell, of the House of Rep
resentatives, should bejome a law, the
effect would be very injurious to the
practice of making political assessments-
It . provides that any person
"in the employment of the United
States" who shall demand from any
other such person "money or other
valaables, to be used as an election
fund," or fox the purpose of an elec
tion, local or national, or who shall
contribute any money or other valuable
thing to such an object, shall be liable
as for a misdemsf mor, and be fined not
more than one thousand dollars and
imprisoned for not more than one year.
Laws like this, passed by t the Legis
latures of the States as well as by Con
gress, and carried into execution would
go far' to '. impoverish the treasury of
iha Radical -party.-
A Just Tribute to a True Man.
The Raleigh News pays a high bat
deserved tribute to the noble qualities
of Captain Adolphus G. Moore, whose
tragic death-has cast such a gloom
over such a wide circlo of friends. It
does not often happen that the death
"of a private gentleman unconnected
with p-ditics and whe had oarely at
tained the prime of life calls forth
such unusual expressions of sorrow
from the public press. But true it is
that "Captain Moore was no ordinary
man." . '" '
The News says:
"Ho "was one of those men who
fctood out without disguise before his
fellow man.ii His chivalrous honor
scorned concealment, his" out-spoken
candor despised subterfuge, bis manly
courage disdained evasion. He laid
Lis character bare to the world. Hb
heart was in hie hand, and his gener
ous impulses round utterance iu open
aecd and fearless speech. . He was po
utterly frank and open that, whether
friend or foe. bis candor and fidelity
to the one, and his fairness to the
other was always to be relied on. Ho
was true iu hi friendship, he wan
open and undisguised in bis enmities.
His eat naics respected him, while his
friends adored him, for ho presented
to the latter a singular contrast to that
general foible of the lmmeu heart, of
subordinating friendship to the inter
est of fcf.:: ! .
Adolphus Moore was the very em
bodiment of chivalrous bravery,
whether in tho maintenance of his o;n
rights or thse of his country. Iu the
late struggle, he entereel the Confeder
ate, army in Arkansas, fighting with
ban-like couYsge through all the bat
tleti of the western canioaigu, conspic
uous iu t-vtiy engagement for his
desperate valor, repeatedly calling
upon himself the approval of his
coniLi aijeling officers, and crow; ed
with the enthusiastic admiration of ixis
fellow soldiery following up the varied
lortnnes of his commnnd, until a 2or
tion of the army of the West found
itself on North Carolina soil, and Mr.
Moore. was left, at the end of the war,
at but a little distance from tho place
of his birth. Mr. Moore became, in
the troubled which fastened upon A la
in -.i nee county under the Holden
administration, a conspicuous mark
for tu haired nad rnalico of those who
feared his courage and' dreaded hi-iniliK-noe.
lie was subjected to cruel
indignities, barely escaping with life
under tbe bauds of a lawless soldiery
called into existence to carry out i he
unwarranted deeds of unconstitutional
President Jefferson's silver wateh is?
now iu the possession of Dr. V.
C. X. Randolph, of Charlottesville,
Va. Tbe Chronicle of that city re
lates this incieient in connection with
it : "Leigh Lincoln, Mr. Jefferson V
Attorney General, wore it at the elis
persion of the judges at the close of
Adams' administration, before Jefi'er
sou was sworn into office. Mr. Lin
coln appeared in the court room it
midnight,, and stated that he was or
dered to tako possession of the ofiie
and papers. Why, Mr. Jefferson has
not yet qualified,' exclaimed the aston
ished Chief Justice. 'Mr. Jefferson
considers himself in the light of an
executor, bound to take charge of the
papers of the government until he is
duly qualified,' was the reply, 'Bat
it is not yet twelve o'clock,' said
Judge Mar shall, taking out his watch.
Mr. Lincoln pulled out his and allow
ing it to' bim, fiaid, 'This is the Presi
daint's watch, and rules the hour.' "
From all parts of the country come
startling accounts of crime that appear
very much as if a terrible epidemic
had broken out in almost every tec
tion. In St. Louis the McKce whit-ky
ring is undergoing judicial investiga
tion; in New Jersey the Landis mur
eler case is the reigning sensation; snp
plemented, however, with a heavy de
falcation, growing out of Wall street
speculations; in Boston the Wins'o v
forgeries continue t j provoke commen
and while they are still fresh in the
public-' mind- the. disease ; breaks
out in a new place, anel the villanh-s
of a cemfideutial broker are exposed to
view. Adding to thete the North
ampton bank robbery, by which over
a million of dollars ,were stolen, and
the record of crime for one day is qui re
heavy enough to satisfy the most ben
sutfonal taste;'
, The negro Whippcr, of (South Caro
lina (whose commission as a Judge
Governor Chamberlain refused to sign),
said iua recent speech hi the Legi!a
t me, of which ho is a member:
" ' When Moies is a Saiht iu heave;.,
Chamberlain will be howling in hel!.
D..H. Chumberljiiu is unfit for can! ;
to heaven ho could not ascend, ana a
hell itself the devil would spurn him
out. - Ohamborlain ia a black-hearted
traitor, and Jie has gone se far thai, he
must taka the consequences. He hi s
resisted t'e Will of the people, and the
same spirit which rose in tbe time of
Charles I. will rise now and bene..;!
rani, ine constitution cemmiaL-io'.s
to all Srate officers elected 'and in r -fusing
so to do rCh amber Iain provts
himself a peijared wretch. The JVtu s
and Courier smells of bell. I feci it
rny eluty to myself, to my sapporter
and to my race, to take my seat a-
JuJgo"ai all hazards -and I will eithn
be denieel that position by law or by
death. I will die before I will resign.'
Artificial harbors and ship channeh
are hot confined to America. Eng.
lish papers refer to the improvement
commenced at Glasgow a hundre i
years ago, and steadily pursued until,
at . present, large ships go up to that
city "and discharge at the wharves,
which extend three miles, the harbor
dues, bringing in a clear income to the
corporation of at least $750,000 a
year, after providing for dredging and
all other expenses. Encouraged by
this event, it is now proposed, at
Manchester, to deepen and widen the
river Irwell from below the town
downward to the junction with - the
Mersey, and to apply the same process
to the latter river, thene to below
Liverpool. Thus a tidal channel .will
be provided from the vicinity of Man
chester to the sea, thirty-three miles
in length, two' hundred feet in widtht
and with a minimum depth of twenty
two feet.-. The ships will be .brought
up by means of tugs. The cost of the
undertaking is estimated at three mil
lion and a half sterling, or sixteen and
half wfflron dollars. -
The Radical leaders evidently appre
ciate the dangers with which the path
way of their party through the current
year is so thickly set. On ver side
there are pitfalls innumerable and in
the regular beaten way in which they
will be forced to head stands its f.e
ready lor ho fray.
The consciousness of impending de
feat is everywhere apparent. Grant
has tried Cuba and a third term
and that failed. Blaine tried Jeff.
Davis and the Andersonville horrors
and that failed, and Morton tried to
baDg out tbe bloody shirt dug in Mis
sissippi, but ere b could throw out
tbe ensanguined linen to tbe proper
breeze, he. too. failed. Nor is the
spectacle of a Democratic House of
Representatives following up, search--ing
out and exposing the pickings and
stealings and extravagances of a Radi
cal administration at all calculated to
soothe their now almost savage breasts.
Defeat stares them in the face. They
know that it will be impossible for
them to carry the nexi. election by
force of fair- argument, and they are
earnestly preparing the programme t
be carried out in tbe event of their de
feat. The twenty-second joint rule of the
tiro Ileuses of Congreslf, which was
adopted by the Republicans in 18G5,
when they controlled both the Senate
:md House, has suddenly been di? cov
ered io be exceedingly dangerous. It
provides that when the -electoral re
turns are counted, either House may
prevent the counting of tbe vote of ain
State by sinM.iy objecting to it. Now
ttiiit the D: uiocrats have a majority in
the House of Representatives the Re
publicans fear they may object to the
vi?e.-t of enough Republican Stat.-s to
turn the scales against t lit m. Iu short,
they are now couvinced that nothing
could bo more unwise and more uncon
stitutional and perilous to tho liberties
of the American people than this rule.
Th- Senate, therefore, has repealed it,
or at least re-enacted all theother joint
rules except this, and tho House is
given the option of doing the same er
letting the rules fall altogether, ami
leaving the two Houses to get along
without any joint rules.
Is it not a legitimate inference that
Mr. Morton and other Radical leaders
havf in view the couutingof votes they
are unwilling to submit to the feriitiny
wnel decisiem of a Democratic Housk of
Representatives ? Verily, they are
beginning their preparations in time!
O O X K EN I O A I, I, A W YK It S.
A bill has been introduced in the
Ilonsa of Representatives to prohibit
a member of Congress from acting as
counsel or agent for any person who
may bu proceeded against for a viola
tion of the revenue laws, or who may
b.ive any claim against the govern
ment for drawbacks or rec!amatious cf
duties or taxes. No senator or repre
sentative, well says the New Yor t
Evening Post, ought to need any
statutory reminder of the indelicacy
of pel forming such a service; but e
members of Congress have before now
manifesteel a superiority to any such
refinement of eennibility, the bili pro
vides that for its violation they shall
be punished by a fine not exceeding
S3,0iK) and imprisonment not exceed
ing ten years. Tbe remainder of the
bill, authorizing the recovery of fees
paid lor sucn services, proceeds upon
assumption tnat Congressional
have very mean men for
ki;v ou, DEuns.
We give below the complimentary
testations unanimously adopted by
the North Carolina Conference rela
ting to Dr. Deems and his location:
Whereas, Dr. Deems, who has been
f r thirty-four years a number of the
North Carolina Conferenca (believing
it to Ue his duty), has asked for, and
has been granted, a location; and
whereas, be has been eminently useful
and successful during his connection
with our Conference in his ardent
work as a competent instructor in our
institutions of learning, and in weed
ing his vast infiufned over the public
mind to promote the cauje of Christ,
fiesolved, That we can but deplore
the act that severs him from us; but
as in the providence of God his lot is
cast in a field of labor where we be
lieve his brilliant talents and active
energy will accomplish grander re
sults for tbe gcod of souls, we ac
quiece in bis decision.
Resolved, Tbat we duly appreciate
his valuable service while among us.
aud pray that the benedictions of the
Great Head of the Church may be upon
him in his present important an 1 in
viting field of labor.
This, of course, occurred out West :
Vstiide of a log sat Sam and another
sinner, engaged m a little game of
seven-up, when a minister came up,
who, after a moment's solemn contem
phtt.uin of the game, laid his hand
upon Samuel's shoulder and said
"U friend, is that the way to save
yur soul?" "Perhaps not," answered
Sam, who having played a card,
was attentively watching his hand,,
"Perhaps not ; but it seems abouo the
beet thing I c m do to save my Jack
Frederick Dockeray, wboss case ex
cited po much interest in connection
with Cabau affairs some time since
'ind who was taken from Havana to
8-ain, and was there imprisojed, Las
i scaped, and is now in I ondon, aud
hr.s written to his mother, who resides
near Elmira, New York.
The Baltimore American gives the
following snmmary of the condition o
fffaira in Spain: The war in Spain ap
pears to be decidedly in favor of tbe
royal troops. The capture of Valmase-
da is confirmed. The Carlists have
been compelled to abandon the seige of
Bilboa, and have evacuated their forti
fied positions surrounding the town,
and the whole mining region is now
free of Carlists. The fort of Santa Bar
bara, near Estelle, has been- captured.
Porte Velate, in the Botzau valley, has
been occupied, and. the Royalists are
closfng in upon Don Carlos. General
Morionea is pushing towards Azpetia,
and Generals Lorna and Quesada are
advancing in the direction of Dar.ingo(
The Carlists have had a'slight success
in repulsing a Royalist attack on the
fort at Artzain. "
Itia thought the Hon. John Han
cock, at present member of Congress
from Texas, will be ' elected United
States Senator from that State in place
of Senator Hamilton. '
. nEAiir.
Mr. Robbins thinking some one
might suppose his denunciation of
Blaine's slanders was.uttered specially
in behalf of Jefferson Davis writes to
the Statesville Landmark as follow:
Washington, D. C, Jan. 18, 1876.
Editor Landmark: By tbe paren
thesis inserted by you in your extract
from the Congressional Record, some
ouh might erroneously suppose thai
my denunciation of Blaine's bitter
charge was uttered specially ia behalf
of Jefferson Davi-. I neyer. was p
particular udmirer or partisan of
Davis, and shall always leave his de
fense, individually to bis friends It
was because Blaine's remarks, as he.
uttered them, conveyed an imputation
of unparalleled barbarity against our
people of the South, indiscriminately.
that I felt called upon, then and there,
to brand them as flinders. Will you
insert this and oblige your humble
Wm M. Bobbins.
B it suppose that Mr. Robbius' de
nunciation of Mr. Blaine's bitter
charge had been uttered specially in
behalf of Jf ffjrson Davis, what then ?
The Joubxaii thinks it would have
needed neither explanation norapo'ogy.
r.tt 'I lt: COXSEKVA! IVK
Rooms op the Uem. Con. Ex. Coii., (
Raleigh, N. C, Jju. 2'J, 1876. S
At a meeting of the Centra! Exec
utive Comrnittee of the Dernocratic
ConservatiV' party this day he'd, it
was resolved that a meeting of lue
State Executive Commi'.leo be cu'.h d
to assemble in the city of Raleigh on
W. duesday, lb 15th lav of Marcn,
1876. The object f the ru etiag is to
dec el upon the time and place f
holding the Stite Convention i-f thr
D. ra--catic Couefvativa piirfy and to
consider -uch other matters aa may be
bfre the Corntuittee.
Each member of the Commit t ie it
earnestly reqntd to be present.
W. R Cox, Ch'm.
J. J. Litchkoud, S ;'y.
The exciting contested ebcHf'n be
tween General Bradley T. John.-ou and
and Mi. Knight has j-it Wen decided
in favor of the right of the former to
his seat in tho Virginia Senate. 1 he
nominfitioj of General Johnson c J ted
forth a seii--s of very birfer pe-r.orn-!
alt.ie-ks uron him iu some of the Rich
mond papers, signed by "Ai old-fashioned
niim." These wcr understood
at one t'uie. to have breu written by
G-neral Irribodeii, though they were
subsequently ackuov lodged by Mr.
John Wise, sou of Henry A. Wise, to
bo written by him. The feeling cau-ed
by these articles was very fierce, and
led to a personal collision between
Generals ,ohnson and Imboden. The
parties were placed under bond and no
duel took place. At the election it uhb
charged tbat tbe ballot-box was stniYed
ir tbe interest of General Johnson.
The ccmmittee, however, failed to find
any proof of fraud affecting the resul",
and have reported iu favor of General
The Secretary of War ha written a
letter to the Secretary of the South
ern Historical Soeiety at llic! niond,
regarding the existence of rtcord.-s of
tbe late war, and to the incomplete
ness of the Confederate records in tho
War Department, as c mpared with
those of tbe Federal Government,
which is owing to the fact that the De
partment has only those of t?jn former
that were cajttur-d, aud the Secretaiy
is gratified to le;irn of the di.-posit.on
of cer'aiii parties holding Confederate
records to piace them at the disposal
of the D- p.utment for use in a publi
cation of the records of the war. Th
Department i i anxious to receive every
official report, lelter,telegraui or order
emanating from either side eturirtg tue
lite war, and has no thought of elis
criminaling in favor of one section or
agaiust another in their publication.
Tbe rumors which havo been going
arouud in tbe papers, to the tlfeci that
the Appletotis have contracted with
Mr. Jenerson Davis lor tbe publica
tion of his forthcoming book, do not
seem to be well founded, as wiil ap.
pear from tbe following extracts of a
letter written to one of the publishing
houses in Bdtimore :
New Orleans, January 21, ' 76.
Mr. II. (,'. Turnbull Jr., Baltimore
Dear bir : Yours forwarded from
Memphis has been received here1. Iu
r- gard to the rumor of uy having se
lected a publisher. 1 have to say, lirs-t,
that you have tbe best r; ia -ii .o kuo -v
that it is unfounded; secondly, 3 on
mupt see how impolitic it would be
for me to attempt to correct all the
rumors in relation to me, and if not
all, better none.
Very truly yours,
Jefferson Davis.
The Baltimore American issued its
editiou last Monday morning from ita
new bnildinjr, c rn r of Baltimore anel
South streets. The edition was in new
tjpe of au attractive appearance, and
included a supplement containing a
short sketch of the his.tor- of the
paper from its foundation, and a foil
description of the new buildiug. Tbe
moving of tho large press, which was
an undertaking of much magnitude,
was suecessfully accomplished at an
early hour on Sunday morning and all
the departments were in thorough
working or ler as soon as possible.
And of investigations there is no
ead. As if the Democrats had not
already drag nets enough out, three or
four more investigations were ordered
Monday. The principal subjects in
which the Congressional tooth comb
ir ordered to be applied are to the
affiirs in the District of Coli-mbi 1 and
;fce Pacific railroad companies both
themes which will afford ample scope
for the inquisitorial prerogatives of a
committee of Congress, and which
if pursued energetically, will reward
the trouble with fruitful results.
We were pleased to note the remova
by Congress this week of the political
disabilities of Hon. Geokge S. Haw
kins, of West Florida. Jndge Haw-
kiss though a native of Virginia, has
for long years been one of tbe most
prominent citizens of Florida. His
earlist service in that State, if we mis
take not, was during the Indian war..
It was he who gave the fsmoira reply,
upon being asked if the shot he had
just received had made a serious
wound, thit it had hurt him just
enough to send him to Congress. And
in due time he did goto Congress.! He
was also for . many years one of the
ablest and most honored Judges in the I
jugnest coux in uia oiaie.
, - 1 1 - , ' . r
n 'IJi: AL.AISt.TIA I-Klil.Hi.A-
riiKG-nnir wti, ovkk
Mr. Johnston Jonf. who ban ascer
tained tin, f .tcts at tho instance of the
Cooam ttee on Privileges and Elec
tions in the Alabama Legislature, has
furnished tbe Raleigh News with pre
cious information concerning the two
colored carpet-baggers from North
Carolina who left their country for
their country's good, and are now in
the Alabama Legislature. The fol
lowing is a condensed statement of the
facts :
At the Superior Court held for the
county of Catawba in March, 1870,
Judge Mitchell, presiding, the grand
jury indicted John Cowlts and Hagh
Carnon for stealing, ou the first day o
September, 1859, one hundred yard
f caiic , teu pairs of shoes, and tw
watches of the value of $100, of the
goods and chattels of Adam Hagan,
The cuae viau continued, and a
capias issued to Rowan county against
John Cowles. He was arrested on
the 13th of (September, 1870, anei
lodgedln jail in Catawba county. A
capias was issued to Davidson county
for the other defendant, Hugh Car
;on, and he was found in jail there on
another charge, which will be noticed
further on Before either could be
brought to trin4 on this charge, tii v
broke jil and tied. Tbe case in Ca
tawba county ad continued from term
to term, until hprmg Tern, 187o, of
Or-tawhu iSnpeiior Court, when the
Court ordered a not pros, with leave
ro i-sue; and tiie Clerk of the Couit,
.VI. V. Sherri!!, E-q., wan instructed
by the Court to if sue a capias fcr the
defendants at any time their where
a bouts was discovered. Untilrec o.it-
it, viH not known where they were.
xii ion, a i: ine ioveinner Term oi r.ix
County Com t. i!. F. Armth-ld bem
Solictor foi the county, th; Grand
jury indicted Hugh Carson ami Amo
Carsou for stealing a mutd ing of
bacon and a -dion'.d -r of bacon, ti;
property of J. L Nicholson, anil al.-.o
for stealing a side of npp'M h i.the'-,
side of sole leather and a kip skin, the
property of -John Haynes.
Ih' case was transferred 0 tie
Superior Court "i 1808 and coijiinu !
to .Uy term 1868; whes Hn.li C.trs.v
failed to !upear, t nd judgment iii
was enti red sgainst him. Arn;;s C--ir-mu
rfppenwed m;d ou his ittfi lait the
v' ise Has removed to D ivi" couut , l :
trial. At Fail Term 1SCD of the Supe
rior Court, of Davie, An:os Crfi-son v-:
culled and fa Jed; and a capias
isueil for Hugh Carou to Rowan
cout.t-y. At :Spr:t!g '1'crm 1870, nwithrr
01 the defeud'intd had been taku, and
c ip as.-s were is.-u- d t.i Rowau, Irc'deli.
)avie, Me.ek:et:l;nrg, Vilke.s and l'au
kid counties for thtm; and thecaue
coiitinnt d. O i the 12fh f SepU' tu
ber, 187(!, both d-l'eiid;Uits viiic de
bvert-d into the eiwodv of the Shi-rill
of Dftvio, and at the Fail lerui of the
Court 0:1 affidavits of de,'endauta the
caswa removed for trial to tin. county
of Davidson.
This is the whole matter us it ap
pears ou I he record in tho county.
Hngh ('arson and John Cow'es mud.
their w-iy to Alabama, and now hold
seats 10 the General Assembly of that
State, from Lowndes comity. Cowle.
i the Senator from Lowndes and Car
sou is tne Representative. Carson
lias chang' d his name to Henry
Carson, and Cowles has changed bis
to Jonn Jones.
Tbe question is, will Governor tirog
d.jn make a requisition upon the Gov
ernor of Alabama for these men ?
l'Aii i n s i t ki:m is iMiirn s
the Fhiladeipbia Timet has bad all
sorts of hard qua.-tious put to it by cor
respondents, but noL often, it decUiee,
a much harder tasK than w inno-c-ntiy
givin it th other day by an
anxious seeker after knowledge, who
asked it to define briefly "the politi
cal parties in France, the Radicals,
Consei v.tiives and Legitimists." Our
cotem poniry boldly marches up to the
task aud says :
Tho first and the last, Radicals and
Legitimists, are easily distinguished,
and we do not kno v ny simpler way
of iteliuing the second (Couservativt s;
than to bay it incudes ail the rest.
Tbi tiuth is that, aii political faith, all
ouucaiu for or hopefu- lutereyt iu any
political docilities whatever, was so
compi- Uily crushed out among the
French people, and even !mong their
natural leaders in thought and bCtiou,
bj the corrupting absolutism, of the
Umpire, that there remained iu Fiance
only two pol.tic.il parties with any
vitality or any reasou whatever for ex
istence. They were the faction to
whom a social democracy was a sort e;f
religion, and the opposite faction to
whom the divine right of Henri IV.,
the legitimate heir of tbe house of
Bourbon, was also a religion. Ko
body else, except, a fev men who, iu
retirement, studied polities as a
Fcience, took the trouble to think
about politics at all They had no use
for politics. It followed, therefore,
that when the National Assembly was
convened, at tho fall oi thu Empire,
the greater number of deputies were
not only without parliamentary knowl
edge, but without anything like a con
sistent body of political doctrino to
guide them, and thus the parties
which formed in tho Assembly, apart
from tho Radicals, tho extiomo Le t
and the Leyiti mists, the extreme
Right, wcro simply groups which
gathered about one or other of the few
strong men who naturally assumed the
position of leaders. The only two
men of thorough parliamentary knowl
eelgo and experience ere M.
i'hieis and M. Ilouher, and around
M. Thiers, the ex-Mimstc-r of Louis
Philiippe, avd a philosophio states
men of rare adaptability, the
m derate Constitutionalists naturally
rallied. M. G&uibettu made up. in
earnestness and persistence whan h
lacked in weight anel xoerience. and
tbe Left, the ilepuotican party prop
er, ia altogether o! M. Gambet'ta's cre
ation. Thcu there ir M. Reuher'rt
. r ..
group o. imp -naiitsii., ana va-ioas
gtoupaof adhetei.ts, more or less de-
teruuutd, of the house of OrieaLS.
who sometimes supported M. Theirs
and sometimes opposed him. Tke
whole history of the .ate Assembly, in
f .ct, is simply the, history of the ar
r.uig. mint and res r rang, ment of these
v inous groups. The combination of
rue Right and Left Centre and tht
Left supported M. Thiers ; the Centre
and the Right, with help Irorn the ex
tremes, defeated him. The problem
which every ministry has bad to solve
was to comma' d a coalition that would
g-ve it a majority iu tbe Assomb!y,a::d
u is precis- i; tnis dilricultj that will
confront the present gove.nment
at the meeting of the ne.v Legtsla.
ture. Tbat the Assemblv. so com
posed, accomplished all that it did,
aud so nearly restored civil order
from the chaos whi.-h the fall of tbe
Empire left, ia one of tbe marvels
of modern timr s and the highest pos
sible tribute to French character. But
it i3 manifest that bucIi political group
ings as are known in English-speaking
countries, where, however, lightly
party obligat.ons ret, or however in
distinctly the lines be drawn, a man
cau be classified in a general way with
one or the other oi two great parties,
and which are tbe result of a loug ex
perience of parliamentary government,
must ba very slowiy furmed m France,
where, for quita a generation, parlia
mentary government was practically
unknown. We eau easily dedne, a
we have said, tbe Radicals and tLe Le
gitimists; we can define the B juaparb
ifcts; but between the two extremes lie
so many various fchade of political
belief or . preference that we. can in.
oiude them n no common ciassinca
tion, except bo far aa they are all of i
them content o postpone their indi
vidual desir s to secure tho peaca and
prosperity of Frnc.
C.mgcvii Cutiiii Oown Expennca
Fuwftrlul OppoMiilou from the 711
. norltr -' he IVail of (be -Offlceliol
dt-r Heard iu (lie
xFroiu Our Regular Uorreep mlent.J
Washington, Jan. 31, 1876.
It is apparent that Congress will
have to depend for its moral support
upon that portion of tbe press that is
out side of -Washing ton, iu its efforts
to reduce the expenses of the Govern
ment. There a-e three papers in this city
that pretend to b ) Dtmocrato, bus.
tin y have joiaeil the wailing chorus
iu I .meu'atioud over the proposed re
ductions of the clerical force aud sala
ries. Washington i entirely depnd
"f:t on mont'.iy disbursements to Gov-
rnuieut employees, botrdiug houses
and contracts, for a prospt rity that
has nnt 'men touched by the pauic.and
it is natural perhaps that weak news
p tpers that are dependent upon thes-5
should advocate their cause and op
pose any policy that threatens their
uarrow interests.
The average eit'z.-m can scarcely
r-ahze what heioism, virtue, nerve,
is required in Washington just at this
time, of the Democratic representa
tives. Congress has tackled the appro
piiatiou bills; the salaries of members.
Mile's, clerk ', are to be cut dowu
tf-ighty thousaud o.'lioe holders rave
turear -i:, liupetre, we. p Jiis ry species
of ii tl iencH in employed to stav the
piuu i.g knife. The President, cabinet
inmiiiters, contractors, the administra
tion papers, the lobby with its power
ful p. rsuasive of female frail beauty,
;re all leagued aud organized to prevent,
the reduction. Every- Democratic
oj' mber has been studied historically,
cliaracferisticaily aud topographicailx ;
'b weak p: in:s in his nature bav.
! n curefui'v mapp.-d out and will
be skillfully aud fpa erely attacked; ht.s
ir eg points will be flanked. He has
a r. I.it.v'- in some branch of tbe Gov-
ernraeut service; (that ia the dry rot
our repf. neutativc system) tne oppo
nents of tue liio will introduce an
"lie- fbnctit that bears with particular
'V,'rii' wi h it o'li-.e, and a'on! the
eiiii e family ;-:iHex.on of the wretch
ed member is upon him, headed
l-v his motiier-m litw, and he is asked
il he will be iu. an enough to vol
for a bill that, will consign John, hi
wif.-V brother, to starvation. It re-
(liiiri s eO'iiiige like that of Holmau to
vote iu the: t.-etli f a mother-in-law!
And then suium of the members are
damned with re ?ord; when they mike
: v:r u-m llo'-t to reduc-j their ijwn
a darv, tuey ure twitted with the
hrase-s, not y; t cold, tiiat they bad ut
teioit m lavor ot liacK jiav or au in
crease of salary. In short all the
diabolic. t int'i'-uisitv of the partv whose
tenure f olHce depends upou, and is
u.ved for plunder, will ba used o
thwart th-.se wh- are tryiui; to removt
this fearful weight of debt aud taxa
cl"rk ftom Mr. Zick Chandler's
trt n-nt has ja"t been in the offie
of ur C'TrespoLideut, w th this doie-
t . 1 1 intelligence: " Congre-s is go-tug
to cut down- tho su.aries oi lid pooi
rk t-u fer ectit., and add two hours
to the workitur day. maki'ig eight hours
.ii length. No mju can live dec.-ntly in
Washington ou .ess than 1,200 per au-
t.nm; this will reduce my sa.ary to
!?l,()hu, anel 1 n iVe u wife anU
four children. More v,-r thev are
to cut down the tuencil force 20 per
e-.-et. All this appears very nielaii
ctioliy to th'. se whom it dincily cou
c-i ns. j o many oi tut iu. a rt ductiou
of either foice or pay will ba a serious
hardship; but there are m-iay uniu
cumbe ed b.oad stiou;dered, yo-in.-?
nit u here, whom it id wei enough to
teach that th. government departmental
are not asymni- and sinecures for a
not ile oi meoiocres who rtave tailed in
tne ouuie oi ine or are too timul to
attempt a square honrst struzgle for
existence. To hear them and ltepul:
lieu'.i iij rnhers talk reminds one ef too
cricket in the fable, that supposed
ru:u b:-.d overtaken tlie worll, wheu
its nest was overturned by tbe plo w
share, iu the interest of agriculture.
Rut tbe clerks are not the only mar
tyrs. There aro certain members of
Con ress, who are living more luxuri
ously than they ever lived before at an
expense of about one thousand a year,
tnese are unhappy because it ia pro
posed to reduce their salary to -4,500.'
l'hey, however, do not seem disposed
to resign, and the country may fel
a-sureil that we will not be left with
out a legislative and clerical quorum.
Doubtless if the entire corps of
S0.OOO oilic -holders were el is missed
to-day, an-l the salaries red-iced 2o
instead of lu per cent., about. 70,900 of
itieni wou'd be drumming influence,
io effect their reinstatement, iu less
that twenty-tour hours.
The trouble with the average Gov-,
or n ment clerk is that he pays too much
of his salary for dancing leusons and
theatre tickets; and with the member
of Cougre-s is that he aspires to live
like Litibj Emma Stewart, Boss
Shepard or Nevada Jones, to give hue
entertainments, and have the teriupiu
and champaiguc crammed snobs of the
press write them into fictitious great
It almost impossible for those who
havo not seen to realise the idleness
and extravagance of our civil service,
Your corre pouibmt has, on more than
one occasion, attemoted lo write about
it, but is always stagger d with the
impossibility of showing it np iu one
h tut, find discounigtid by tiaj reflec
tion that it will appear too monstrou
for belief. C mgress knows bn little
about it; sub-committees ot members
are frequently appointed to inspect
cc-itain bureaus, and this is perhaps
tlie first intimation that thev have nad
ot the existence of tho bureaus. They
go ou the tour of mspeotion, and walk
through half a dozen rotns, crowded
with elegant ollice furniture, and
perh'ips dazzling female clerks,
almost too busy to look up.
They have had ample warning of th
visitation, aud are prepared for it;
even without waruingtho average clerk
instinctively "lays on'" with his p. n
whenever a ma i whose appearance
suggests something between a lawy r
and a gtacger appears in the hail.
iins committee devotes an entire half
hour to the study of a cumbrous and
use ess system that it would require
two weeks t 'nlly Comprehend, and,
after asking a few pointless qnestions
of the chief clerk, departs, wondering
how the opposition papers can sav
such extravagant, untrue things about
the supeifluoueuess aud idleness of
these hard working clerks !
Your oorrespouden having been
longer than half an hour, or half a
year, in one of the Bureau s and bo
ing acquainted with h b zph others,
does not Ji'8i:a:ej o write (lor the
opinion be wi.l express sT. th -ijt.d
by th. opiniou of fum-; of thosa who
have been- for year in Gov rupumt
employ) th.it any first-rate, butim -
like niau could, with one-half the
-torce.now employed, and one-h If the
funds now expeud U. do n'l the neces
sary work of a'l t;.e Departments, and
do it we-ii. A d yet this clamor and
cant about the impossibility of reduc
ing the yearly expenses $CA), (XKkOUO !
The trouble is that economy is not
wholesome for contractors, and rings,
and Judge Edmonels' Republican cam
paign fund.
John. Jay Knox, of Krioxboro, N.
Y., is dead, aged 9i.
Frightful gales ' are ' revolted at
. Washington and other points
Four or five new indictments for
whiskey frauds have been made at
New Oxleans. ... . . . :
Tbe new brick - French .Catholic
Church at Woonsocket, R. I.,has been
blown down . ' :
Geo. S.' .Erskine, ex-collector at
Milwaukee," has been indicted for
whiskey frauds.
Ctee Ml JuJie Moa oailaw-Ponts.
Trial'of Ex-TJol. Con. '.Masuire.
Details of the jniucmir of Simmons'
BoUf. "
He is in tbe Hand of the Jer;
Charge of the Court.
8r. IiOTils, Jan. 31. Tbe jmors in
the case of Wm. MftKee, ouh of the
proprietois of tbe Globe -D- roocrat,
charged with complicity in whisky
frauds, received their instructions from
Judg' Dillou, Jndge Treat coinciding,
at 10:30 o clock this morumg ard
retired at 11:30. 1
It commenced with a review of the
operations of the whisky ring, admitted
At a fact by both sides from lbil to
1875. There was no doubt thut the
Government had been defrauded of
milliouH in St. Louis alone, and it
seemed astonishing tiiat the conspiracy
could exist so long. Tho explanation
lay iu the admitted fsct that tbe infor
mation was received from Washington,
and that &S5.0l)0 was spent iu buying
off revenue ageuto uud investigations
There is every reason to believe that
the conspiracy here bail its connections
in other cities: The Governor ut hat!
laid its ha d upon these frauds, but
the Government sustained a duty to
its citizens as well as to its revenue,
aud woulel not be benefitted by the
conviction of a single inuocent man.
The jurors wi reT warned to approach
their eiecision- dispassionatelv, but to
do their duty fearlessly aud impartial
ly. Especially must the jury be on
guard against feeling the pressure o
public inJiguatiou against thegr
frauds. Th only question before
th m was whether the defendant
and had been fully proveel to have been
The ou!y motivo which the Govern
ment had advanced in theory for tbe
defendant's connection, with the con
spiracy, was that of . pecuniary gair.
The Court then pat-t-ed in review the
evidence, point by point, for the Gov
ernment with that raised by the de
fense to contradict it, and then passed
to the important question of the weight
to be attached to tue testimony of ibe
cuuspirators. The ruling may be gath
ered from such settim 'its as thes5:
"As to tbe eonnpi razors it is that they
are competent witnesses, and under the
legislation of Congress must te tify;
the testiiuouj- ia always to ba received
with ext-rrjiio cmtion and to be weigh
ed with great care by the jury."
It is proper for the jury to seek for
material facts iu support of 'his evi
dence. If auv witness is shown to hive
soni fahely here or before the grand
jury iu tnis matter, the jury are at lib
erty to reject fid of bis testimony. Tbe
most important aud delicate eluty oi
the ju'V is to settle the credibility of
these v itnessee. To the jury, and the
j;iry alone, belong- the question of
weighing and deciding tne worth oi
this evidence. Thy should b-- govern
ed by the manner ind conduct of t he
witle.-lf, his aiiim eut uiotivs ami tbe
strength oi weakue-ss of his recoilec
tion. The law clothes he defendant
with the protection of n nocence until
his guilt is proveu b- yond a reasonable
doabt. The evidence of guilt must be
Ii is net Huliicie ui that tuerebeaftrong
probability r a preponderance of tes
timcnv, but i. mutt be bucij that when
it is ail given to the jury they fetl a
clear understanding, satisfaction of
the prisoner's guiit.
After the jury ret'red th3 court an
nounced that
ex-collector of internal revenue, Mould
begin as 2 o'clock this ufternoou, and
directed the attorneys to notify Gen.
Bibcock and his witnesses to present
themselves next Monday, uniesa other
wise informed before that time.
St. Locxs, Jan. 31. Ou tbe open
ing of the court this afternoon, the
impanneling of tbe jury in the Maguire
case was immediately proceeded with,
aud resulted in the setectiou of twelve
gentlemen from the interior count es.
They were closely questioned by the
counsel on botu tides, but none of
them bud any opiuion touching the
gurt or innocence of the defendant,
and hud no prejudice for or against
him. Mayor Lucian Elton, one of tbe
ppeeial counsel for the Government,
then opened the oese with a statement
of what tbe proseerrtiou expected tt
piove against the accused.
m'kee focsd guixty .
St. Lotus, an. 31. According to
previous announcement, the court re
convened at 10 p. m., Judge Treat on
the bench, to receivee what the jnry
iu the McKoe case might have to pre
sent A -quarter of an hour later the
jury came in with the following ver
dict: "We, the jury, fiud tbe defend
ant gu'lty." The counsel for tho de
fense ask;d that the jury be polled,
which was done, and all the jurors
responded affirmatively. Judge Treat
then stated, iu relation to bonds, that
he would prefer that that matter
should be decided by Judge Dillou.
Ir. was then agreed that the defendant
should be cilled to-morrow morning
upon the opening of the court and the
mount of bonds determint d by the
full bench. The defendant lei't the
court-room with his couusel and 'nu
merous sympathizing friends The
verdict wa unexpected, almost every
body anticipated a disagreement or
. liacriialiuuul t'oisage,
The Washington City Republican
says : '
In the year 1870 a bill to promote
international coinage; and expressing
the views of Mr. , Haggles, commis
sioner to the international conference
held iu Palis a year or two previous,
wns introduced iu the House of Kep
resentati ves by the lat Samuel Hooper.
It provided for th wmt!ation of the
Juited Srates coins to th-3 franc ys
tern. Dr. Linderman, the present di
rector of the mint, having been m
vited by Mr. Hooper to present any
crit;oisms or ooiections that might oc
;ur to biui. responded at so mo length.
and aft-r referriiig at some, length to
the technical matters connected with
thepropo.-if.ion and its probable ff- cts.
concluded hy a general statement ihat
a "c maion league of values, and not
eiQ'piy Mliering then to make th. m
c l.f xm with each other in value, was
the iiiiigto be sought, and thattheie
Khouid be a conference w;th ! Great
Britain on tb -uhject In-fore- comm.t
tal to any particular scheme. Thia
suiii 'Ct tas a.readv b.'eu iur:t,ducid !
tho Suate by. Mi. SSherman. and will
doubtless command, the: attention of
tlie present Congress. As has already
been seen, Mr. Sh''rmnn bill provides
for a common unit among the oommer-
cial nations, as prtposed by Dr. Lin
derma i in his lett-T of five years aeo.
"and it is to be hoped tbat Grat Britain,
France and Germany may co-operate
iu its ertablishment. '
The mercury is 25 degrees below
zero at Detroit, -and a heavy wind and
snow storm prevails.! 1 t'i -
The Scottish National Rifle Associa
tion has accepted .the 'American chal
lenge foe tho champion hip of the
world. ..' .I(.,t,r .-i ,. ......-. '
Patrick , Gretland and wife .were
frozen to death while ' returning i from
market at. Rockford, RL, on Saturday.
; The election contest between , John
ston and Knight' for.' a. seat iii the. Vir
ginia . Legislature ended, in favor of
Johnstoni . '. ' u y, .., L , .
A petition W bankruptcy has btvii
filed at Memphis by a tho? Souther
Life Insurance Company. The liabili
ties are over one million dollars.
Tbe lirtiuiiii&srem Pontine and its
iTlauy Claimanlii fle lug- of the
Heirs of the Jannmni' I'male
Jude Uacon Ueports frog-rcss.
Fom tho Au.jn.--t 0 ntitutionli-l
Sometime last summer a convention
was held in Edgefield, S. C, of a por
tion oi the heirs of William Jenniugs.
who "died in estate," in Birminha.n,
Euglaud, in 1798. The heirs turn scat
tered all over the country, btrt princi
pally hail from Tennessee, Virginia,
Georgia and South Carolina, although
some of tbem are located in tho North
ern States, principally in Vermont.
Tbe American heirs claim descent
fiomEiwaid Jennings, a nephew of
William Jennings, who emigiated b
Virginia, where he died, leaving a
family of ten children-.
Yesterdny, Tuesday, another con
Veutioa wai held iu room forty-severn,
of the Central Hotel. There whs
present about fifty persons, half a
dezeu of whom were ladies. - The
company was a most intelligent look i
iag set of people, and took a dee p in
terest iu tlits proceedings.
Rev. H. A. D uemi was called te
the chair, J. R. Wilkinson acted as
financial secretary, and P. H. Wood
recording secretary.
Judge John E. Uicon, f Columbia,
who h..s been to Enghind on behab
of the heirs, made h most elabosat
r-port. In his opening remarks be
otuted be mended to use no cbiptiup
iu the business.but woujd deal p.ainly,
fraukly and openly iu tne ci itter H
called on the Secretaiy to read tin
letter of it-struct:oiis nmler which in
acted in his journeying to England.
After the reading of the minutes
Judge Bacon e-.umeel his remarks
Ho s.od the estate iu que-tion vmi
worth 150,000, 000, but he had I it -1
seeu u statement iu the R'chmoud
Whig, placing the amount at iirt,
000.000. He was sorry t he value wa
raised, becausu it would eui'y maki
the struggle a more protracted our.
tie then reael letters iddressed to him
while in Euglaud, t wo of which wore
from Hon. Judah Biiij.mru, the i ts
letter from that distinguished gentle
man being very bri-f, fi:d declining
to answer aey ie'gal ir other question
iu regard to the uhj.'ct matter, on th
ground that he was a law officer of the
ing:ish Crowu. The learned gentle
man then recited the difficulties he
met with in England in proseeuMm
bis s arch, and the very evul nt de
sire to beep information awiiy from
tlie Amer can claimants. He read an
editorial from the London Telegraph,
a leading authority on law m.itters,
fnvoring the idea That there was a
a chance for tbe heirs evenfual'y is
"ablishing their claim. Thr Judge tx-
hibited a pedigree- wir.cu nad i.een
prepred at great expense and labor
The remarks ot Judge Bicoa wer
listened to with great intere.-t, aiid
were delivered with the ease of tin
tre.it emau, the profouudue&s f th
jurist, and the honesty of expression
which are marked traits ci his ebai-.-ic
ter. He took pains to avoid exciting
false hopes, or expressing any deeieleo
opinious. He simply rehted the cir
cumstances connected with the search
for iufoimatiou.
Jode Branch, of Lynchburg, Va ,
being called upon, piu ' -presciitd
sota of the Virginia beii ar.d cam--pimply
a an enqiiirer. He. would ad
vice nis c.ients to join tiw present as
sociation .
J. H P. Folke made some very ecu
Kibit) remurfc.8 about each claimant e:
labiishing his claim to kint-hip b f o;,-e
enpjHgTiig m uunecebSiry trouble or
Mr. fehand, of fcpartanburg, ask. d
if the American claimants coulel m
nerit aiu claim real estate in jus--
Judge Bacon replied that the wo'l
known principle of iLngland, "once ai
Euglit-bman. always an Enebsliman,
would hold in this case, and he should
decide they could. True it was tba
Lmglisu lawyers had stated there
might be obstacles raised on this
queHtiou of rel estate, but there
ould be no difficulty about the per
sonal estate, if tne claimants could es
lami&ti iub ciaim. a no rnie oi tne
English courts was to hear pleas un
der tns statutes of limitations first.be
fore deciding on the other branches of
cases, and this most important point
whs the first to be decided in the pros-
ecntiou oi the clain
Judge Twiggs said although bo was
not a member of the convention, he
would sucxrest that one imjrtant part
to be 'decided was the tmount each ws
to contribute to the fu.d to defray tlu
expenses of the litigation. Ihe que.
tion of the degree of kinmansnip wlh
a most .mportaut tne, and should reg
ulate the quota each was to contribute
to the fund. He suggested an addi
tion to the committee on lineage. The
question was put into a motion, to
have three men added to tbat com
The chairman appointed J. H P,
Folks, Judge Twiggs and A. V. Early
as f-uch committee.
Judge Twiggs moved that R--v. Mr.
Dnncan be ailded to the committee.
It was announced that the several
committees would meet throng-ii the
day, and the convention adjourned.
At rail term, 1870, on affidavit of
tlefeudan s. the case was continued.
by reason cf the absence of materia
Wituesses, and they were remanded to
jail, not being able to give bail. The
cape was continue! unt 1 rati ferm.
1871. Amoswas tried, found guilty,
and sentenced to tbe penitentiary.
cut the ea-e as to flugh was con-
unuea, ne naving Drone tin on or
about the 7th ot February, 1870.
Alias capiases were issued for Hugh
iud the case continued from term to
term to tho present time.
One iluudred le&r e-
Some wise wag has summed up f.
rn Augusta uonsrituttvnaiist me
changes that nave takeu place during
a c-'ntury. in this way:
One hundred veais ago wedding
tonrn were not fusaion ble.
" Que hundred yti-rs ago farmers did
uot cut their legs off with mowing
Oue huudred years ago mothers did
rot worry over dvsordcreo sewing ilk-
One I undredyeais nxro hordes whie!
oou'd trot a mile in 2:14 were fiome
vvlit scarce.
One huudred years aeo it took sev
eral days to procure a divorce suiel find
a congenial spirit.
One hundred years ago there weie
nc disputes t bout the impoliteness of
street car drivers.
One hundred years ago every young
man was not an applicant for a posi
tion as a clerk or bookkeeper.
One huudred years ago kerosene
lamps did rot explodw and atsist wo
men to shuffle off this mortal cob.
One huudred years ago meu d'd not
commit suicide by going up in bal
'oaiis and coming dowu without them.
One. bundre.d v ear ago ther- were
i.4 thiid term millionaire bishop to
stir up Ihe waters of partisan politic-.
Oue hundred years ago there were
no Turkish harems at Salt Lake, and
no Ann Elizas suing for the nineteenth
part of a divorce. j
Una huudred years agoitiHgland was
not very far behind the United States
iu all that goes to make a nation pow-
erffil and progressive.
One hundred years ago tho Dutch
had take.i Holland, but they had uo i
made France "come down" with a I
handsome pile of "smart money."
Une hundred years ago a young
woman did not lose caste by wettinc
her hands in dish water or rubbinff
the skin off her knuckles on a wash
board. One hundred years airo a physician
who could not draw every, form of
disease from the system by tapping a
arge vein in the arm was not much of
a doctor.
One hundred years ago men were
not running about over the country
with millions of fish eggs to be Latched
to order. Fish superintended their
own hatching in those dfcya.
One hundred years ego the condi-
Jmuary whs uot telegraphed all f
the continent on the evening tt'
cember 31 Things have chL d
One huudred years ago peol ' a,a
not worry about rapi! tXi J
cheap transportation, but threw th
gram crops across the backs of hZ
horses and uacompUiningly "went J
One hundred years aao
cut his coat according to his C!n,n
every man was estimated at hiT ,1 !
VHlUe. BUlll (tv tt-uu l..
and true merit S
honest worth were tb
ou'J grouuda
for promotion.
THE 13 A W HIVKlt TlAtv
I he f uuer.1 of Mr. Moore-,,,.
...m ! ,le
ueoce A urinr It 1 arnu,. ,
Proui tbe KalcigL News
The funeral cf the iar 4,i.,i
Moore took place yesterday in
towu of Iraham, at 11:30 hi Le mnZ
ing, irom the -fresbvter.au i,,u
lue hu-smesa houses were cioel . i
a crowded ciiurch awaiied ti,
of the deal body, a in,,. rif . 8
and carriages, folio ed by meU wo
mea and cuildren ou foot, ami walk"
ing turougn tne ram. made np th6
procession as it entered Graluia Lav
ng-vo.uea distanc i ot twomiles'frum
tluw River. Rt v. Mr. Currv nr.. niT
eet me iU..n sermon. The magis
irate .ourt aojuurncd lor tne funeral
iua ttf the tinivJ the orocessi.ni ,,.... i'
i.risone.r, Mr. George . safJ
on, was iu his room with the skeiiff
,t Ciapp't hotel.
When Mr. Moore fell wounded tho
oveuiug of the 2th, in flout of
Sep ous house, Mr. C. P. Albright
j. clerk for Holt & Moore, was the
tirst m:tii to re.tch him au 'he lay on
:he ground. He was fUt oli Uac
tboat fifteen steps from the yard
fence, his gnu a few leet oil, and the
hbt oids he said to Albright were
'1 im a dead man ; he hhot me cow
ardly." He then aked Albright to
i-iit sonit thu.g under ni: hed, Hud g0
for Col. Ho.t and a doctor. Mr. Al
bright put his coat under his luW.
Win a his friends reached hiui lie to'd
them he was paraUzed and couldu't
move bis body, except his hand, uml
when if was suggebteel to turn h;m
over, he remarked, "If you do, I'm a
dead man " No one was seea ia
Swepsou's bouse, aud Mi. JSwtnsou
did liot make bis appearance at all.
L'lie factory hands of Holt & Moure
crowded to the spot, and as they stood
iround, Mr. Moore requested them to
kneel and pray for nim. Thy all
kneit aud prayed, and Mr. Moere c
oilip.iuied them with a pruver v bipli
is said te have been the most im ri-s-s:ve
ever uttered. What a tcen auj
r'ghtin one hundred and Live st m
trout of his slayer's residence.
His minei was clear to the very la't,
so the i aporter was told by Mr. W D.
Bethel, who was just from the house,
though Mr. Albright said lie was clear
and conscious till near the veiy last,
when be whs slifibtlj delirious. But
when iu clear mental power he was
visited and conversed with by the
clergy, and in reply to tbe l!ev. Mr.
Curry, who asked him if he could for
give his enemies and trut in the
-j ior, he t aid he could, that he had
a strong confidence in Jesus Christ,
and felt he could forgive bis enemies,
even George Swepson, and hoped God
would make bwepson a better man.
Dr. B. F. Mebane was with Mr.
Moore until ue died. He was satisfied
from the first tho wound was mortal.
The bullet went 'brongh Mr. Moore's
left erm into Ins client, through tne
spinal column and through both lungs.
Dr. Meb ine asked Mr. Moore how
the thing happened ?
.Mr. Moore replied : "I had been
out birdicg that evening, and coming
by Mr. iSweps n, I said. 'There is the
man eow ;' but I passeel on by Swep
soies house, when 1 heard Swepsou
say, 'What do you want?" I turned
and .replied, 'Come out into the road,
and I'll tell you what I want ; I do
not iutend to shoot at yon iu your own
h'ime or yard.' At that Swepson
fireel. I repeated between Swepson's
fir-t and second fdiot : 'I do not want
to shoot you in jour own house, but;
come out into the road aud I will
shoot with you or fight you.' I wrs
looking townrds tlje factory, and at tho
same time, watching Swepson, aiid
when he fired the second time I fell.
I did not prtHent my gun toward him.
I might have had my arm a little up,
but 1 do not think 1 did." To the
question a-ked by his counsel. "Did
yu intend to draw out Swepson and
shoot him when you were hunting in
tho field around bis Louse?' Mr.
Moore replied, "I had no idea of
shootiiig him." This declaration was
uitide the moruiug after he had re
ceived the wound, and repeated a few
hours befoie he died.
From the hurried vhiit to tbe place
I it was imrossibie to eet at tbe pulse of
I ioou la r opinion. Mr. Swensons
j friends believe he will be proven justi-
I liable in the killing. Mr. Moore's
j friends say no' hing tdiort of convincing
I proof that Mr. swepsou amirehended
death at tb bands of Mi. Moore at
..the time, will justify him, and they do
not think this cau bi phown. The ex
amination of
was began yesterday morning. Mrs.
Martha rontville was examined, ana
testilitd ilia! the d;iy of the tragedy
she -.;as ut Holt & Moore's store, and
p.:rd some on- say she thinks it was
Mr. Mooie. "Jf Hwep-on popped h:s
id out ne would shoot him." She
o stated Mr. Albright, the
, i -, .... ; 4
iVimk ioiu ner, moore was ku'"l; i
kill Mr. Swtpson.- Thi3 wrs told the
repoittr by a most excellent gentle
man who heard tiie examination, and
he also said that Mr. Albright did not
recoil, ct saying this to Mrs. Fontville.
Mr. fcbvr-r.sou bus a number of wit
nesses to be intrr.eluced. The exami
nation mav e xtend into next week, out
there is some talk cf continuing the
court to uty, and if so, one ot tne
prisoner's counsel Paid he thought
they vould get thiough this evening.
Again there be others who tay it may
last through next week.
FAICITjT of the deceased.
The brothers and sisters of Mr.
Moore were ail at Haw R ver, save
Mr. William Moore, who is now m
Ark-ir-s is
i.i.'j' i i;it of mi:iki:u Ki:it -t.
ISe lavur .11 r. ileudricks far tlie
fresidenc J.
The following
is tho full text of
reakr li. rr s letter to jlr. . il.
Wtastiikgton, Jan. 23, 1S7C
To J. II. Ucall,Esq., Ifiiladclphia:
Dear Sir: Several days ago I re-
ceived by msil. accompanied with your
card, an article over vour namo. pun-
lished in the Delaware County Demo-
crat. of December 30. last. I perused
the article with much interest, as many
of its views command my ucquahhd
ipproval; but I have only time now to
thank yon for your very kicd reference
to mo in that article, and sav that it is
not iuy ..eaire, in any degree whatever,
that my name shall be med in connetv
tion with tbe national ticket cf this
year. The Rdiana Democracy will
present to our next National Conven
tion t mother of her sons as a candidate
for the Presidency, Gov. Hendricks,
in whose advocacy for that high place,
wiil stand with thf.m in herty co
operation. My judgment is that our
friends, this year, canuot do better, if
so well, than to nominate Governor
Hendricks. - "
i I em, with great respect,
Very truly jours,
M, C Kbbb.
tlou of tho wea'her on

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