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FBIDAV FEBRUARY 25, 1876. Devotion to his friends is one of the strong points in the President's char aoter. McEee and McDonald were very near and dear to him. To be consistent be oughtnot to allow them to remain in the penitentiary under fire. Count Von Arnim's troubles are not yet at an end. Charges of treason are to be brought against him, and it is likely bis estates will be sequestrated." Bismarck's conduct toward this man seems to be inspired with the pro foundest hate, and there certainly is no excuse for the malevolence of the German Chancellor. Don Pedro II, the Emperor of Brazil, and the Empress Teresa Christina will leave for the United States on April 1, with a numerous ' retinue and $1,000,000 pocket money. The Philadelphians expect to relieve his majesty of about $500,000 during his stay ir their city. An Emperor does not come along every day. The loss of life by the sinking of the steamer Btrath Clyde, which canieinio collision with the Franconia at Dover, was frightful, and more deaths havf ooourred since the first report. Only five passengers are known to survive. The frequency with which accidents of this kind occnr in the Channel and on the English coast points to a laxity in the administration of the shipping laws which would be a reproach on this side of the Atlantic. The Postoflioe Department fran se lected the design for a three-ceut stamp envelope, to be used during the Centennial exhibition. The stamp will be in the form of a shield, having at the top and bottom the dates 1776 and 1876. Beneath the upper figures will be the words, "U. S. Postage," and at the bottom of the shield will be the words, "Three cents." Upon the face of the shield will be a post boy and a net work of telegraph poles and wires, and beneath an engine and postal car. A private company for the explora tion of Africa is organizing in Berlin under the lead of a spirited youDg Prussian officer, who has been gran'ed a long furlough. The expedition will land on the east coast and penetrate into the interior as far as the country of the Somalia, where Baron von der Decken lost his life. A steamboat in portable sections is in course of con struction for the company, ' which is entirely independent of the Berlin African Association. The St. Louis Republican asks: Who are the government's friends in this Baboock trial ? We hear of the government conducting the case on one'side, but when we look, we find a good part of the government enlisted on the other. The President, the Philadelphia Supervisor and the secret emissary from the Attorney General's office are all striving to prove the prisoner innocent, while "the govern ment" is supposed to bo trying to prove him guilty. When McKee said "it is bigger than the government" he meant that it was the government itself. The latest 'Southern outrage" oc curred in Texas on Thursday last, when the Democrats carried the State, State officers new Constitution and all, by fifty thousand majority. It was as follows: Governor, Richard Coke; Lieutenant Governor, Bichard B. Hubbard; Attorney General, H. H. Boone; Controller, Stephen H. Der den; Treasurer, A. J. Dorn; Land Commissioner, 3. J. Groos; Chief Jus tice, O. M. Roberts; Associate Justi ces, George F. Moore and Robert S. Gould; Court of Appeals; M. D. Ector, O. M. Winkler and John P. White. It is said that the "outrage" has greatly inceased "bloody-shirt" Morton, who says the ''nation" is going to the devil and that nothing but Federal bayonets will save it. The House Committee on Appropri ations have reduced the appropria tions for the internal revenue service largely. The sub-committe report in favor of abolishing more than fifty of the collection districts, and the.ei3ti mates have been cut down two or three million dollars. They provide for one Collector of Internal Itevenu for each of the States of Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, West V,r ginia, South Carolina, Florida, Louis iana. Mississippi. Arkansas and Kan sas ; two Collectors each for Massu chnsetts. New Jersey, Alabama, Michi gan. California and Wisconsin ; three Collectors for Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columoia ; three each for North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Tennessee; four each for Indiana, Iowa and Missouri; five each for vir srinia and Kentucky; six for Illinois, seven for Ohio, eight for Pennsylvania and ten for New York. The investigators of the Post Office Department are solving some mys teries and bring to the light not a few transactions that have hitherto been kept in the dark. The testimony of George W. McLane has assisted the work of uncovering quite materially. In the spring of 1875 McLane was ap pointed to a post office clerkship, worked about an hour and a half in the department, and then went to Connec ticut, where he labored for thirty days, speaking and electioneering for the Republican party, and drawing his salary and all his travelling and hotel expenses from the Post Office Depart ment. He was the Hartford Cour anf a distinguished "General George McLine, of Arkansas," who, at a meeting at Willimantio, told bis bearers that "Republican victories in the North meant peace and order at tho South, while Democratic victories meant poverty" and disorder' He was also much disquieted about the 'National life," which he assumed to be in danger. Though McLane claims that the Postmaster General was cog nizant of all this and paid the billc, Mr. Jewell asserts, and the Boston Post thinks with truth, that he 'was imposed upon by this man, whom he discharged as' soon as he learned of his aerviee. - But the faet remains that the people had to pay the Republican electioneering bills in Connecticut just as they have to in Mew Hampshire and elsewhere. A HEAVY HIT! The letter of Mr. Attorney General Pierrepont 'warning Western U S. at torneys about the use of members of the whisky ring as witnesses in the whisky trials with the hope of light punishment has attracted universal con demnation. Nowhere have we seen a wora said in its defence save by its writer. He indeed puts a bold face on the matter and assumes "all the re sponsibility," thereby seeking to re lieve the President from odium. Neither the President nor his Attor ney General can now make men be lieve the purpose of that letter was not to intimidate witnesses who were ex pected to swear in the Babcock trial or others yet to come. The New York Evening Post, one of the oldest Republican papers ia the country as well as one of the mot-t moderate and cautious in expression, speaks thus pointedly of the Attorney General's fruitless attempt to relieve the President. It says: "Mr. Pierre pont says that the latter was -pmely official' and therefore 'confidential,' and was 'exposed by groBs improprie ty.' Several curious qu stious occur just here. If tho letter was not m tended for publication, although its purpose was (accordiug to friendly construction) to make a wide and m phatic reassertion of the intention of the government to bring the whisky swindlers to justice, why was it writ ten at al! ! Why was it necessary to commuuicate to the District Attorneys, in a secret and 'confidential' way, inform ation which already had been published all over the country of the ad naini'tt ra tion's rei.olve to 'let no guilty mnn escape?' If it was a pu'e'.v official and private, letter, may it not be fairly regarded 3 mei.uing that the couueel of the government must not avail themselves of S'ate's evider.cu ? "Mr. Pierrepont says that '"when the facts are exposed, as they will be, which required the letter, the commu nity will understand it.' Now that the lett r has been published the Attorney General without impropriety might put "he oommnniry' in possession of all "the facts.' Until those facts are known 'the community will under stand' the letter in an unpleasant way; and 30 long as they are withheld Mr. Pierrrpont's explanation will be re garded as unsati factory." cotr.vrv. county is in a The Supremo Tuesday of lat This staunch old thriving condition. Court convened on wek and adjourned the following Thursday, Judge McKoy presiding. As the tax-payers of New Hanover, Halifax, Edgecombe.Craven and other counties, groaning under negro rule, read this simple announcement and remember the Beemingly interminable sessions of the many courts held in their counties, Carteret will in very deed seem a place when "the weary are at rest and the wicked cease from troubling." As the Newbern Journal of Commerce truly says: "It is re freshing, after looking over the dock-. ets of Radical counties surrounding Carteret, and finding thereon every species of crime in the calendar, t go to court in that county and note the difference. In this Democratic strong hold crime is almost unknown. Ther were only sixteen cases all told on the State docket, and peace warrants and simple assaults and batteries oonsti tuted the majority of these. There was not a single larcenj case and none of the higher crimes were represented. This is a gratifying evidence that the people are honest." We congratulate our Carteret friend i most coraiauy upon so prosperous a showing. " TIIGUOOD IlIUE COJlINCi" A hopeful view of the present busi ness depression is taken by some of the leading financial journals of the North. Their reasons for it may be briefly smmmarized thus: The Cali fornia mines in 1876 will produce $100,000,000 in gold; the excess of our exports over our imports will be $70, 00G.C00; we are nearly out of debt; our economy in the past three years has be -n unparalleled; and, lastly, onr enormous crops, coupled with a fail ure in Europe, will produce a perma nent foreign demand. These argu ments, among others used, are based, says the Savannah Morning JVews, upon facts which, though they may not be entirely reliable, are, it is thought, at least worthy of consideration. It is hardly possible for busi ness matters to become worse than they are at present, and there is encouragement in the thought that any change must be for the better. There is consolation too in the fact that thus far the South has borne the evils of the times quite as well as the North, and that her people are to day, consider ing ail the circumstances, in a better condition, with a more hopeful pro i pect of a speedy recuperation, than those of the commercial and manu facturing sections of the country. We unite with our Georgia cotemporary in urging our people to take courage then and wait with patience for "the good time coming. But for all that we very much fear that times will grow worse before they grow better. The liquidation of the immense in dividual and national indebtedness, but more especially that of the individ ual indebtedness, can rot be accom plished save by reducing whole peo ples to poverty and suffering now that values have shrunk so much. We are now paying the penalty of having con cracted debts in times of inflation and having to meet them in days of shrink age of values. ARE X (1 E 1 E ANY JSOKTH CARO LINA KU KL.LTX AX A i. If ANY, NEW YOKK ? We notice in several papers pub lished outside of North Carolina that a petition has been in circulation in iui ij LHLe ior some time past praying the President "in this centennial year of the nation's independence to exer cise his-clemency" in pardoning some forty or more inmates of the Albany penitentiary, who were convicted of being members of the En Klux Klan during the years 18G9, 1870 and 1871 If there be any such persons at Al bany we have for some time been labor ing under a very gieat error; nor have we ever heard of any such petition any where within the State. , Our impres sion has been very strong for a long while that President Grant had par doned nut of the Albany penitentiary all North Carolinians convicted of be. ing members of the Ku Klux during the years 1869, 1870 and 1871. Will our brethren of the press in the State enlighten us, if we are laboring under erroneons impression. 1 IT COHIETIII 'The action of the Natioual Demo cratic" Executive Committee in firing upon the 27th of June as the time and St. Louis ns the place for holding the next National Convection of the party to nominate candidates for President and Vice President will doubtless meet with neither objection nor criticism anywhere in the Sjutb. The Demo crats of the South have no axes to grind nor can it be said even any very strong preferences to gratify at the coming C mvertion and were therefore perfectly well content to leave both time and plaoe to the discretion of tbe Committee in the frill confidence too tha what ever was done would be done for tbe best. The result has shown that confidence not to have been misplaced. Day ly day indications of the coming conflict thicken around us; day by day the proportions of ihe mighty struggle begin to assume more definite shape. Before the first of July the candidates of both national parties will be in the fvs'd, and bolh sides will be ready to begin work in earnest. Our State con ventions too will have met and put out tickets. Meanwhile there is much to be done and so.nething to be left undone by Democrats in North Carolina if they would redeem the lime for their party's success and their country's good. Some thing must be done o secure a full attendance of the meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee, to take place on the 15th of Marsh, to fix the time and place of holding the State Convention. Much is to be done to secure a full representation of "tie party in every county in the State in that convention when it shall meet Much, very much, must be done to bring the party into that state ofdir- cipliue and organization so necessary to success. If there be individuals in its ranks faithless to its organization and discipline tlie party niuit Jteach them the needed lesson at once for the reason that it is not probable there will be another convention of the en tire party in the State for four years to come. Unity of plan and concert of action in the coming campaign we mut have or we shall be defeated. And if the discord and dissensions that prevail in our own ranks, the dis position to convert personal strifes into party issues shall abate, it will be well. It will be well for us also instead of delaying by the wayside in unneces sary criticism upon our own party, to devote our whole time and all our en ergies to assaults upon the jnemy It is time for us to think seriously of thete things. "THE BOSTON ELM." The Macon, Georgia, Telegraph and Messenger makes the following calcu - latiDg, heartless and irreverent com ments upon the fall of Massachusetts' sacred elm, that occurred during a gale cn the 15th iust. with a crash "like the sound of a cannon." Our cotemporary says: The tree is believed to have been well grown elm at the original settle ment of the city in 1630. Documents ry evidence shows it to have been at leist one hundred years old in 1722. Its girth at the ground was 24 fct, and five feet above ground it was 16 J feet. It was not a lofty tree, but it had a wide spread of branches, which in late years were supported, in part, by an iron tence. It was a tree of great historical value to the children of the Hub, having been for many generations net only the trysting place of iovers, but a plaoe for outdoor political assem blages and . speeches. It was al so a bloody tree. The three Quak ers, Wm. Robinson, Marmaduke Stevenson and Mary Dyar, were hung upon it for "damnable h-resy"; an In dian captive wai once tied to it and put to death, and a fatal duel was fought under its branches. When the tree fell a municipal guard was nt once stationed to protect the fallen timber, but no doubt a thousand pulpits and writing desk, a million chairs and tables, and two or three million -walking sticks will yet be man ufactured out of the sacred wood, al though the trunk of the tree was hol low and, as the negroes say, "doty,'' and tue quantity of sound wood in the whole ehn comparativelymall. But it will be necessary to furnish every true son of the Hub with what he, at l?ast, wiU assert and believe ic-j piece of the ancient elm. He can't grow old and die gracefully without it. AN I N r V. :s ; ST I N i C KN I E N N I A l i K ft I ,X I i I E N U K. The following is a list c mtaining the uamps of the officers of Gen. Greeu's Southern Army, (dated 20th August, 1781,) then encsuipod at the High Hills of the Sant'-e: Mjor Gen .Greene; Aids, Major Hyrue, Captains Pierce, Pendleton and Shubrick ; Chief En gineer, Co!. Kosciusko ; Quartermas ter, Lieut. Col. Carrington. The Con tinental Brigade, Col. Williams, A. G. 1st Maryland Regiment, Lieut. Col Howard, Major Hardeman; Captains Oldham, Benson, Anderson, Handy and Dobson; Lieutenants Ewing, Watkins, Hanson, Duval and Adam; Ensigns Dyer and Smith 250 privates. 1st Virginia Regiment, Lieut. Col. Campbell, Major Sneed, Capt. Ed munds; Lieutenants Selden," Smith, Barnes and Miller; EnsignKing- 250 men. Delaware Regiment, Captain Kirkwood and Lieut Anderson 60 privates. Lee's Legion, Lieut. Col. Lee, Mjor Eggleston; Captains Ru dolphe, Carrington, Handy, O'Neill; Lieutenants Heard, Lewis, Manning, Middleton 150 privates ; 3d Dra goons, Lieut Col. Washington; Cap tains Watts and Parsons. Ligutenants King, Simmons, Stuart" and Gordon 86 in number; Cadet Smith. Artillery Maryland Battery, Capt Browne and Lieut Finn 30 privates, 2 pieces; Virginia Battery, Capt Gaines and Lieut Singleton 30 privates and 2 pieces. The Russian "St Petersburg Oa zette" announces that . the Honat a nt Finland has voted six hundred thous and marks for the construction of a canal from the White Sea to the Baltic. This projest creates great interest in view of the hopes encouraged by - the results of tbe Swedish expedition un der Professor Nordenskjold. . B iBUOl K. Doubtless even General Grant will eventually learn how hard it is "to kick agajn?t the pricks." When the great whisky ring frauds were first exposed to public gz through the public press, General Henderson was employed by the gov ernment to prosecutA the thieves. Ia undertaking this difficult task the re sponsibilities of tbe situation Jd him to investigate the frauds in all their bearings. He seemed determined to expose the wickedness of the whiekv ring, regardless of persons whose names might become involved. At the very outset of the investigation he found that the came of the President of the United States was so mixed up in this vile transaction, as to attach to that high official the gravest suspicions. It became necessary for General Hen derson, in the discharge of his official trust, to bring out these suspicions in such shape, as toarouse the indignation of Gen. Grant and excite his alarm In Gen. Grant's mind the idea of one of his own appoiatees presuming to mention his great name in connection with a fraud that the distinguished lawyer was appointed to investigate was simply preposterous and was not for a moment to be tolerated. So Gen. Henderson was made to stand aside and Col. Brodhead was employed to take his plaoe. But it seems that Col. Broadband is no more careful of the President's reputatian than was Gen. Henderson. Henderson only intimated that it was a little to hi regretted that the President's name would occasion ally turn up in the course of the inves tigation. Broad head goes further and not on!y intimates but proves that the President has virtually rvorn falsely: Taking np the revocation order of the President, Colonel Brodhend said the President hd declared that Bab ock did not influence him in the revo cation of the order transferring super visors, but that did Dot prove that Baboock had not worked elsewhere to that end. The testimony shows that he went to Douglass, who had the power to revoke the order. It shows that by warning that gentleman of the disastrous effect which his order must havo.on his pros pects for preferment, ho tried to in duce action on his part. It shows that Joyce, on receiving information that the order had been reduced to a tem porary arrangement, telegraphed Bab cock to "push things" and they were pushed. The explanation which the President aud Supervisor Tutton gave for the revocation of that order wre not at all adequate to tbe act. Sensation ;They explained that: because the supervisors all over the oountry had learned of the order some days beforo they had time to straighten up affairs. If anything was wrong, therefore, the whole scheme would be defeated, but such was not the case. The order as sug gested originally, and the President himself claims the credit of it, was in tended not to discover frauds already committed, but to secure future bene fits. It was held that the distiller had gotten into such ruts with the old supervisors that newones would readily catch them napping. The Colonel re peated that the reasons given by tho President and Mr. Tutton were not nt all sufficient, as they amounted to really no reasons at all. There were other and more powerful influence bronght to bear, -nd the exigencies of the case seemed to be such tht the President stepped down from his high position to interfere with tho duties of one of thn Department offi Ctirs. The order was revoked, too, by telegraph, which of itself was a strange proceeding, and questionable in law. This suspension was made the day after Joyce telegraphed Babcock to push things against the weakening "Demy. This portion of the speech created a profound sensation. I r LOOKS III.LY I A special dispatch from the St Lonis to tha New York Times says that District Attorney, Dyer stated on Saturday last that immediately after the termination of the Babcock trial ;e will tender his resignotion. Dyer claims that he has not been properly sustained by the President and Attor ney 'ieueral Pierrepont If this state ment shall prove to be true, what lit tle of reputation President Grant may have left will speedily, very speedily vanish into the very thinnest of thin air. We shall see what we shall sae. The Tribune calls attention 'to the fact that Tuesday is m ioh favored by holidays ti the present year. Four of ti legal holidays fall on that day of !the -eek, namely: Washington's Birth day, Decoration Day, the Fourth of Jnly, and, of course, election day. It is a sosaewhat rare occurrence for four Lolid-jys to have the same week day in a year; it happened last in 1872, hen Thursday was the favored day, Thanksgiving Day being one of the four; it vill not again happen during the century. Bus, holidays falling on Sunday arc celebrated on Monday, and the year 1892 will practically be thus distinguished, since one of its holidays falls on Sunday and three on Monday. As tho question is some times asked what day of the week noted occurrences in 1776 happened on, it may be well to bear in mind the siniplerule of counting back five wok days from the week day 1876 of the day of the month in question; thus July 4, 1876, falls on Tuesday; 3ve days back from Tuesday gives Thurs day; therefore July , 1776, fell on Thursday. Some very interesting statistics of the nativity of members of the Forty fourth Congress have been compiled by the Washington Chronicle, Of the two hundred and ninety-thiee mem bers of the House of Representatives only fifty-two were born in the dis tricts which, they represent All the Senators a-.d R'preienta'ives from the States of Iowa, Kansas, C'difornin, Min nesota, Nebraska, Arkausas and O. e gon are "carpet-baggers," Wisconsin has but one native Representative, and the large State of Ullno a, with nine teen districts, has but two. New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia send none but natives. The South has eight of her Democratic sons representing districts in the Northern States, while the North sends ten Republicans and six Democrats from the South. New York has fifty-four natives in Congress, and supplies the State of Nebraska with her whole delegation. Never give op! Ther are chances and phijot noising; tue bopernl a bundrej to one ; And, through tbe chaon, high Wisdom ariangta KTer ueeM, If you'll only bop on. Wever give np 1 for the wisest is boldert, Snowing that Providence mingles the cap; And of all maxims, the beat, ai tbe oldest, . Is the true watchword of "Hevsr give ap V Ilietory and Ul-nr. Kerra 111 nee irlr. Cx m sp&fcer Why IKialatioa " Itaaiem iwif" Komanco in th Meal Ch-oiber. From Oar Kegjltw Co respondent. Washwotox, Feb. 19, 1876. In tha old hali of Representa tives in Washington, where such ob solete stakwcmeu as Webster, C ay and Calhoun, naed to disoourae upon the Constitution, federal relations and Missouri oompromisc.there is a curious clock, the dial of which repre sents the whoel of a chariot upon which the muse of hittory stands, re porting, for tha newspaper, perhaps, s the chariot rolls and time flies. She is rather more elastic in appearance than the average has been that fre quents the gelleries of the floue and Senate, and goes to all the recep tions; but, although she writes with the clock, she. is scarcely more indus trious than they have been this season , writing gossip aud society matter as it is cailfd. There are many antithesis between Clio aud the conventional females re porter, bu I will not trouble you with them more than to say, that one is sup posed to write chronicles for posterity, while the other scribbles for the mo ment. But let us not despise the work of the newspaper correspondent. C3io has written tomes and hecatombs of history but not quite that much truth. Our correspond nt has spun much thin, almost impalpable, gossip, but I sometimes think it is i bout reliable as history, aud about as use ful. She endeivors in her imperfect way to hold a mirror up to her tims, and that small portion of the world that lepresents her horizon. The most that Clio can do, is to select from the debris of Babel the material for her splendid historical monuments. which, after all, furninti but little guidance, only sulnect for disputation to the Shermans and Boyntons the Blaires aud the Mi ls. The bov may have oommeuced his hitorir;al course with Herodatns and he my have con eluded with Bancroft's last editiou, he will simply know much that has been written, much of the distorted fiction called history, very little of the Lecdily truth. Onecnseof the defects of history is plain. Clio gets her information second-hand from gossip, and the artist of the future will abandon the classic modes, and, with a deeper iu sight, paint the mnso of history in a purely natural and feminine situation with her ear at the kfyhole of the apartment of gossip. It is our privi leges, thanks to steam, electricity and the nineteenth eentnry, to see history, to observe the events in their incep tion and to study them ere they sft below the horizon of our time. He who does this will have a truer aud more helpful chart of the present (the only time, by the way, in which ho ha much interest) than the crammed anachronism who has read everything from Herodatns to Bancroft. Mora!: read the papers. In writing the above, I have, ail along, been embarrassed by the vision of a Rhadamathine editor who wishe to know what all this twaddle, has to do with the frh, spicy and mterrot ing letter on Washington matters-, that I trreed to writ tf,h week; and why such Hfrtff could not as well be written from "Goose Creek" as from the na tional eapial. My apology must b a dearth of news. Since Mr. Blaine's awkward compilation from what Senators Tlutr mau and Schnrz had long ago much better said, on the financial qaention, therebaa occurred nothing of much it teres V In eitlnr'the Senae or tbe HoilhO.' MR. KEKIt's THMPORATtT BHSlOXATIOJJ OF THE SPEAKER S CHAIR has occasioned som alunn among his frieiid h in, and, although but little is paid about it, there are grnve whimpers that his delicate health i even more delicate than has beeu sup posed, and that his absence may be prolonged much bynd the time, one week, whioh h anked for ret. mr. cox in the sphakhr's chair fl urishes the givel with more dignity thin was expee'ed, I had lmot. said hopid, by his Democratic friends. His ug experience in th Uouce, his familiarity with parliamentary rule?, his wide acquiiutanc" with members, together with his a'ertnrss and uni versal popuUri' v have made his selec tion as speaker pro fern, highly sati factory to both Durn crat and Repub licans; but the wisd m of paralyz ng him, as it were, by placing him in the chair, is d-jtibted by those who have appreciated his ability and etern-J vigilance on the floor. DILATORY IiEGISIiATIOX. There is much complaint in tbe ranks of the opposition about the slowness of legislation. There is evident fear that unless the Democrats "rush things" and blunder, the great party of "moral ideas" will be mined. Conservative deliberation is bitter to tham, and in disagreeable contract with the radical clap trap that has ruled in legislation for the last ten or fifteen years, and which found its climax in the force bill. The Demo cratic majority, like all moral forces, is working slowly, but it is working surely. The Augean stables were not cleaned in a day, yet they had been fouled by only three thousand oxen. There are 85.000 in the administration stall now, fed 'rom the public crib. There will not be so many when the preseut Congress completes its work. The numerous investigations that were organized are working quietly. One of them has discovered that the immaculate Jewell has been paying as a government clerk a man from Ar kansas who did not work one dy in the Postoffice department, but spent his time, by Order of the Postmaster-General, making campaign speeches in Connecticut. This is only one of hundreds of suoh frauds as have been perpetrated for years almost without protest, and it is impossib'e to stop them, except by cutting down the appropriations till cabinet minis ters are left without a cent to spend for the party. CUPID IV THE SENATE CHAHBBR. Society has not yet recovered from the senntion of the recent senatorial mis sallianec. This is what they call the marriage of a nineteen year old maiden -with a widower and a paterfamilias of six'y-four. Our gosmps have been qaite severe upon the young lady and her scnemiug moth r, who, it seems, were at the same boarding house and played snnhine and angel to tho rnt g' d old Michigin Senator during a nri' i nines?, mv a ! ktiiic r artery "f charity, would not there fame g )Rtip have done Jti" T-nv- thins; if : 'iey ha-! bad the oppoi tniiU v r enter prise ? We horior yoniif? men tith the eutire world before them, when they Baoo'eu in Hie, tbat is, make money; but, af'er confining woraau to the nai row avenue of husbaud hunting, we criticize her mercilessly when she does a "big thiDg" in that. Give woman a chance, is it net Leap Year? A month ago Mrs. Chribtiancy was in the Treas ury Department . " he has not married an Adonis' or a Croesus, and, upon the whole, I think the successor of Zach Chandler is the more enviable party in the romance. At Boston the funeral ceremonies of Miss Cushman were imposing. Many of the t est pt-ople of the city were present. The vast crowd was unable to enter the church. The front pews were reserved for members of the pro fession. Gov. Rice and several other State dignitaries were present. An explosion in a King county (Pa.) colliery killed one person and fatally hurt another. Frank Thomas, a Philadelphia youth of 15, hung himself yesterday, without apparent cause. WASHINGTON'S L0TI SCRAPES. A corespondent furnishes the fol lowing to the Savannah Morning News: Every bov. we take it. has a first love, generally an early one. and usually an older one than himself, bo it was with Washington. Hu first boyish heart-wound, that seemed hardest to hsal. was inflicted by the "Liowtand Beauty," as he typifies the fair maiden, whose real name neve' anneara in hi MSS. It was as earlv a 174o, before he was fifteen years ol at'd while he wa" still at school, study ing geometry and surveying. These dry "todies were relieved by the sweet pangs eveo of a hopeless love. If he ever ventured to mak known to hers self his boyish filings, which hi3 shy ness makes quite improbable, tne "Lowland Beaaty" may have respond ed to his sighs and sighed in turn; or, more likely, if o'der than he, she re garded him as a raw school boy, and mocked his protestations and laughed at his verses. The latter she might well do, for his amorous lines make paltry and limping varses, abortive enough to discourage any one but a very youihful lover. We cannot doubt the reality of his profession; it lasted for years, and the pages of his journal, while he was residing with his brother Lawrence at Mr. Vernon, or was bnried in the woodi around Greenway Court, reveal the grief that time nor absenc could obliterate or conceal. Iu Irviag's pages we catch a glimpse of the sad state of a woe-worn lover, "sighing like a furnace," or "crossed m hopeless love. It is not an uninteresting coincidence in the chain of circumstances connect ing the lives of Washington and our Leo, that well founded tradition iden tifies the "Ijowlaud Beauty" with tha charming Lucy Gryraen, of Middlesex, who, five or six years after Washing ton's plaintive wooings, married her cousin, Henry Lee, and became the mother of Lijrht Horee Harry, and so tje grandmother of Robert K. Lee. Thfy were married December 1, 1753, aud lived at Leesylvania.the husband's seat in Prince William. Tho old feel ing in Washington's heart had yielded to fate, but its deftcjicy and refined sentiment slul remained. It had stifled a new interest that threatened to grow up strouglv for his second sweetheart and its happy memories served to win Wshiugton's constant favor.twentv year afterwards, towards their great sou, Henry Loe, Jr. Hie fondness for this youiig General, I cannot be mistaken in ascribing to the love and admiration he had in his boyish days for the mother. Recollect Leo's youth when the revolution be gan; born in 1756; a captain of cavalry nt twenty: at twenty -on the chief of Washington's body-guard, at twenty- two s nijor under Wayne at Stony Point, n ceiving for his services at Paulus Hook tho thanks of Congress and a gold medal, a distinction that no othflr officer below the rank of general received during the war; lieutenant co'onel at twenty-four of a legion, raided expressly for him by advice of General Cnarles Lc, and at Washing ton's personal intercession to Congress look at hi. woidertul career with Greene in the South in the next two rears, and remember that all his honors were gained when he was just turned of tweuty-fivo, and I think wo need some other explanation of his good luck than his own merits, great as they were. This explanation I believe to have been Washington's interest in him, as the son of the LowlanJ Beiuty, which prompted him to ivo his meritorious youug officer every opportunity for advancement, aud to follow him constantly with his sym pathy and help. II. The next pretty face that made Washington's heart flutter was that of Mary Cary, of "CJiyg," in Elizbth C'ty county, near Hampton. Tais affiir, siugular to say, followed so so 'U on the previous oue, d-ep was its impression, as rather t be rebuked by it; and thus the growth of a deeper feeling was probab'y hindered. Miss Cary was the sister of Mrs. George William Fairfax, aud aha was spending much of her time at Belvoir, the set of the Fairfaxt, near Mount Yetnou. Young Washiugtoa was often a guast of this happy homeetead, and thus iu tho society of Mim Cary. the new feel ing was likely quickly to supplant the old. I have no idea that he courted Miss Cary, and his extreme youth, for he was ju-t turned sixteen, forbids me to credit the tradition that tha bashful 'ad tbe next year ventured to visit "Ooleys." and asked old Wilsou Cary for permission to address hi" daugh ter raiud yon, not "to have her," but for "leave to court her" a respectful pr-caukion that not manr young men uow-H-days take, and was extinguished bv 'he sharp reply, which left nothing moi e to bu said : "If that is y-ur busi ness here, young man, I wish you to lenve the house, for my daughter has be en used to ride in her own ooach." 1 discredit this story for another renson; under no circumstances could smh a supercilious and shoddy epeclt hnve come trom the mouth of a Vir ginia gentleman of the olden time. The fox hunting and hard riding of Washington's rough life with old Lord Fairfax, kept him nuch away from Belvoir, and the return of Miss Cary to the low country separated thm for good. Just then our hero went luto the wilJernses to survey Lord Fair fax's vast domain, aud carried with him in the wilda of the Shenandoah valley the visions of the sweet free and bright eyes that had enchanted him at Belvoir. Miss Cary married Mr. Edward Ambler, of Jamestown, a gentleman of high position in the colony, and lived to see her quondam admirer crowned with the honors of the revolution at the couquest of Yorktown. A tradi tional anecdote relates that she wai in Williamsburg wheu General Washing ton passed through that city at the close of the war. As he recognized her in the crowd, his sword waved to h-r a military salute, and the rush of feeling was so great that she is said to have fainted. III. The third maiden, whom tradi tion reports as ensnaring the heart of the susceptible Washington, was E'izabeth Fauntlcroy, of the Northern Neck on the Rappahannock. She was of a Hnguenot family which came to the eclony before the Dantes and the Maurys, as we find the first of the family settled in the Northern Neck before 3651. Washington's acquaiut-a-ioe with her is a very obscure tredi t on. tha year even being doubtful, aud i.oue of tha circumstances are now verifiable. She was tha first woman whose hand he actually asked, but she flatly rejected bin suit, and if she were ambitious, made a great mistake in rnnrryiog a Mr. Adams on the James river, and thus lost tho chance of be ing the honored wife of the Pater Pa trigs IV. Hi n xfc nnsiieeesBful suit was for tlio bund of M'y Philips, of Vt i?:p Manor, on the Hudson. She w the histcr of the wife of Beverly Robinson, an earlv friend of Washing ton, and son cf the. famous John Rob inson, Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Beverly Robinson had married one of the Philippe heiresses, and built in 1750 a fine country seat on the Hudson named 'Beverly, after his mother, (one of that Virginia family). A pic ture of this house and a sketch of the Robinson family may be seen in a leoeut number of Apple ton's Journal. It was here that the traitor, Arnold, had his headquarters ajid carried on his correspondence with Andre. Tha meeting of Ool. Washington and Miss Philipse came about in a very natural way. A military visit to Boston was necessary to meet Gen. Shirley, and the yonng Colonel ,J fresh from the honors he had gained under Braddock. set out with his aides-de-camp, and his black servants, in livery, for that distant city. His tour was an ova tion, for his name and fame had preceded him to New England. On his return through New York, he stopped' to ' see hid old school mate, and. there, - a on a similar visit to Balvoir, he sw the beautiful sister of his boates". Tender, hearte youiig matt ! he eould withstand ; In dian bullets, but not beauty s glances, and the shafts of love pierced him again through and through. Ihe atory is told again by Irving, but no bargain was made His diffidence withheld him from so speedy a deola-. ration aa his time left him, or he failed V make the necessary impression on the gay New Yorker, or else in bis absence his flue figure and his brilliant name were effaced from her. memory by the warm attentions of his gallant comrade on Braddock's staff, Captain Roger Morris. At all events he re turned to Virginia, and never saw her again. It was, doubtless, a bitter piec of news to Washington, when preparing for tbe new campaign in Virginia, that hia fourth sweetheart had becom Mrs. Morris; but infinitely mors bitter to them, was an incident in the far distant future, when the great saldier. just twenty years later, as leader of the American army, occupied Morns s splendid mansion at Hirlem as his headquarters, his former iady-lova and her husband, his once mtimat friend, themselves fncitives from their hom and prescribed enemies of America. Perhaps we ought not to be sur - prised that Washington had such hard luck with the ladies We must uot forget that he was a bashful men, not fond of gay society and unused to fashionable life; not wealthy, nor an ye? conuected with the rnling families in Virginia, and had not received a college education, or its equivalent the English public sohools. Hi out door life had left no leisure for the cultivation of those winning manners tbat charm wome- a d his modesty restrained him from those bold de monstrations and impetuous solicita tions that take female hearts by a covi de main. We need not regret his de feat; matrimony was to come and I'atrimoiiv with it, to give him the necessary independence of the world and to otown with the blessings of wealth a character that needed no other auxiliary to happiness. And this was to be with a woman inferior to none of his youthful loves, and to be brought about by a similar accident to those which had introduced him to Miss Cary and to Miss Philipse. VI. She, for whom he was destined, was, at the time he was vainly trying to woo a bride, a happy wife and mother at the White House on the P muukey. Martha Dandridge, in her seventeenth year, was married to Dan iel Parke Custis (not John, as Irving gives the name,) and after a short mar ried life was left a fair, fascinating and rich widow, in her twenty-fourth year. Let ns see how the destined couple were brought together. Tho accident of the Virginia Council's failing to send supplies for Washington's two regiments, which necessitated bis hasty visit to Williamsburg in the rpriogof 1758; the accide nt of his meeting an old friend, Mr. Chambcrlayne. as he crossed the Pamunkey ferry, and his being detained foe dinner mnoh against his will, and the accident of the young widow Custis being the n the guest of the Chamberlaynes, ara all the circumstance necc-siary to bring about a marriage whioh Providence has designed.- The two met. It t, as a cane of mutual love on sight. Prrhaps the traditiion is tra that Mm. Custis wa in faoe and fipnre a fac simile as a contemporary, who knew both, says, a twin sister -of Mary Cary. If so, the aweet memories of the oM love, blended with th bright atirnctions of tho uew, the visit to Williamsburg was forgotten, the widow's charms and con versation prolutigvd the dinner into tbe afternoon, and ', the night com ing on, he fcade a will tig virtue of tie esuity and stayed.- Not till lat.i tlii next day did he quit the hospitable mansion: but ere ha l. ft, aa if remembering hi t'XpeiieuM with the maiden of Philipse manor, he had pretud his auit so successfully fiat they had plighted mutual vows, the suarrige to tak pla?e on his return from the Fort Duquesne expedtion. They were separated till near the close of tho year. In its last weeks the pre parations were made, and the grand pageant w hich filled St. Peter'aChurch, iu Nw Kent, ot the 6th of January, 1759, came to grace the bridai train of Georgn Washington and Martha Dan dridge Cati. An elaborate painting ot the mar riage scene sti II hangs ia one of the old mansions of Virginia, and I will close this already long artielo with the following description of it, by a more eloquent pen than mine: "The aceue is laid in the ancient pariah church of St Peter's county of New Kent, colony of Virginia, time 6th of January. 1759, "In the foreground, and near the alter, appears the Rv. Dr. Mossom, the officiating clergymen, in full can onicals; he is about to pesent tha marriage ring. The bride-groom is in a suit of blue and ailver, lined With red silk, embroidared waistcoat, small clothe, gold shoe and knee buckles, dress-sword, hair in full powder; the bride in a auit of whit satin, rich point-lace ruffles, pearl ornaments in her hair, pearl necklace, ear-rings and br-eelelo, white satin high-heeled shoes, with diamond buckles. She is attended by a group of ladies in the gorgeous costumes of that ancient pe riod. iear to the bri tegroom is ."a brilliant group comprising the vice regal Governor of . Virgiuia, several English army and navy officers, theu in colouial service, with the very elite of Virginia oldvolry of lit old regime The Governor is in a suit of scarlet, embroidered with 'old, with bag-wig and sword the gentleman iu the fash ion of the time. "But among the most interesting and picturesque of the personages in tue various groups is Bishop, the ee ebra- ted body Bervant of Braddock, and then Washington, with whom he ended his days, after service of more than forty years. This veteran soldier of the wars of George DJ. forms a proper study in the picture. His tall, nttenu aied form and soldierly bearing, as with folded arms aud cocked hat in hand respectfully, he has approached the bridal group, give a tonchiug in terest to the whole scene. Ho is in a scarlet coat, and is booted and spurred having jnst di-mounted and relin quished the favorite charger of his chief to a groom. "Throuf h the large folding-doors of the church is seen the old fahi -ned eoaeh of the bride, drawn by six horses; also, tho fine English charger bequeathed to Washington by Brad dock after the fatal field of the Mo n nghela. From the account of the umrriage, handed down from those who were present at its celebration, it appears that tht bride and her ladies occupied the coaoh; while the pro vincial colonel rode his rpirited ciiftigfr, attended by a splendid cortegr, of H a gay aud gallant of the bind. Sunn was Washington's marriage in 1759." A loving'and happy marriage such as these gay scenes witnessed, lacking but three weeks of forty-one .years, based on high esteem and supreme affection, married by no disputes. grave or trivial, and undisturbed even bv one modern curse incompatibility of temper is not so frequent in these days that we may not stop to admire it. Their faithful affection, loving oonoord and mutual happiness attest that tfceae two hearts were each the other's true mate, and that this mar riage, if any ever was, was made in Heaven. W, S. B. Thirty-eignt counties in Texas give Coke, Democrat, 33.381 majority, and the constitution 22,289. The Governor of Maine baa signed th bill abolishing capital punishment in that State. Tho steamer Mary Lowry, from Red River for New' Orleans, was burned Sunday. No Uvea lofet, .. - Tbe steamer Lotus,- from Jefferson, Texas, sunk Saturday with 100 bales of cotton. Y TELEGRAPH j TO THE DAILY JOUltN AL WASIIIXGT0J. W as irrsQTO s , Feb. 20 Senate Many petitions to repeal the bankrupt act were presented. tho resolution deolar'ng to-morrow a legal holiday was passed. The West .Point appropriation mil was taken up and passed, with a few trifling amendments. The bill for seluug timber lands m California, Oregon and the territories, passed. Several petitions for aiding the Texas Pacific road were presented. The soldiers of the Semiuole war sent in a petition for p fusions. Ad journed to Wednesday. House A number oi private his were presented.. Lord offored a resolution directiug ihe Attorney General to report by what authority and for what purport he recently gave instructions to his subordinates, in coatraveutiou of the Jong established rule relating to the testimony of accomplices in criminal ac'ions. Adopted. The mutual friends of Giant and Bris'ow are beco ming uuei'sy, aud the partisans of either are argumentative about the coming rupture which is re garded as inevitable. The Supreme Court iu the case of Lwis, truit.ee of Jay Cook & L ., against th TJ. S. "Court, rtfrirmed the right of the government to apply cn a Mer debt the proceeds of collaterals that were fledged in 18io by Coon, McCullooh fe Co. of London- as securi ty f r deposits made with them by tho government as disbnrsng ag'-nt.. ot the money department, decided tint, as to the sura of 16 400 at that Urn deposited with Cook. McCnU- eh & Co.. the government is entitled to i.i ority out of these parate csfts of members of the firm of Jay Cook & Co.. who were also members of the firm of Cook, McGullcch & Co. The court- says the govrrn meat is not bound by the bankrupt act and the objection that the clim was not proved in tho bankruptcy court has therefore no force; that it i3 a case of trmt funds withheld bv the trustee from the beneficiary, and of which the circuit court had original plenary jurisdiction. Kerr telegrsphed Cox that he was much better, and wouid leave Aet York for Washington at three o'clock Commodore Iv vv. Shufeldr, clue of the bureau of equipment and re cruiting, left on the Dispatch for Port Royal to ascertain the wants of lii departments at that point. H. C. Jewell regularly assume charge of the bureau of engraving and printing to-dsy. Jewell has beon as sistant superintendent for a number of years. There was a short executive session but no confirmations. The President signed the resolution making the 22d of February a legal holiday and has issued his proclu mation accord ngly. Col. Mike L Wood, a well known lawyer and journalist of Alabama, ha? located here to practice lav. The elections committee, in the c se of Lee against Raiuwy, on motion ( I Judge Paschal. uppreetd the evi dence taken by Raiuey in Marlborougl county becauneof nou-conipliauce Witl the law. A motion bv Gi.u. Paine to take the evidence of James H. Rainey and others to explain why the vote cast for James fl. Raiuey should be counted for Joseph H. Ruiney was overruled. The report of the levee committee will ask for an approprlaioii in the shape of a refund of a prtiou of the cotton tax illegally collected iu the States to be directly beuelited by the building of levees. Washington, Ftb. 22 The National Democratic Committee met "to-day at half-pait twelve o'clock. Th're was a large attendance of members and a ft-w proxies. But little business wa3 trans acted up to 1 o'clock. The committees did nothing 'to day. Retrenchment reaches tn depart ments. Clerks will be dispensed witl and marshalehipa iu North Carolina and elsewhere, where the expenses have been enormous, will be consoli dated. The National Democratic Committee were all present, with Hcheil in the chair. The nominating national con vention meets on the 27tn of June. ! One speech waa allowed by the dele gation Trom each city claiming the convention. Chas D. Jacobs, M yor of Louisville, read a paper to the fol lowing effect, drawn by the Keutnoky delegation in favor of holding the con vention in that city: Louisvdle is the Dem-crtie metropo is of a Demo ratio State that gives 40,000 majority A State so uniformly Democratic should meet with some reward for her adherence to truth, right and jus tice. Kentucky in oentral and has uo sympathy with the ultraism at auv section. Louisville has a hall capable of seating 25,000, but if necessary for more room, the exposition bnildiug could be secnr d, all incidental expen ses being paid. The hotels bad agreed to charge only the usual rates, aud many citizens, if the hotels should be overcrowded, would open their houses to the guests. Kentucky had no son to preeut for nomination, and there fore tne deliberations coul.l oe fret from improper influences. Kentucky . would cheerfully aequiwee in whatever the convention might decide. Mr. Jacobs, iu conclusion, as mayor of Louisville promised that if the con vention should meet in that city, the h-spitalities would be such thai every delegate on his return would feel an if he had never left home. ' St. Louis was selected as the pluce of meeting of the. national convention, beating Chicago by two votes. At the annual meet ing of the Na tional A-eociation of the Ve'entus of the Mexican war Gen. Denve r prerid. il. Gen George E. Pugh.of Ohio, Gen, Albert l ike, of Arkausas, end H S. Lane, of India; a were select' d as the centenuial orators. A committee was sppoiutodt arrange for the centyn itial celebrations. Washington, Feb. 2i Sexatj? Adverse reports were m ide upon a large number of petitions for curnpfii nation for losses sustained during th- war and the committee on claims whs discharged from their further conside ration. Arnold, Constable & Co., Claflin & Co., and other leud;rg itierchants peti tion against the repeal of the bankrupt law and f-uggest certain amendments. M'-rton piesentod a petition from 15.000 women and 14,000 voters on tempeiance, praying among other things the requirement of total nlisli nence from alcoholic liquors from civil and military offic.-rs By SJlevenMou, a bill to repetl thni portion of the law of 1872 which .requires pivot drawers on Ohio river bridges. The committee on claims reported adversely on petitions from Mississip pi asking for an extension of time for presenting claims to the Southern Claims Commission. The District interest bill and the protection of the Indian reservations from depredations were discussed to adjournment. The bill considered in the committee of the whole to-day restores to the pension rolls persons stricken there from for disloyalty. It will pass to morrow. Pinch back's case is again among the buried issues. No one thinks or talks about it. Houses Kerr resumed the chair with improved health. A number of resolutions of inquiry were offered, including one affecting the Chinese minister Seward. The heirs of John J. Crittenden have sued 1 remont for $10,000, alleged to be due for legal services. .-1 It haa been decided that the appoint ment of Shanks as Commissioner for the IndianrTerritory was unauthorized j uiuuwuu UOilars haa already hceu p:iid iShwuks. Banuing introduced a bill to rc.i... the army gradually to 20,000 men u merges the quarter mas tor's and "rk .-lsteneo departments into one lho bill removing the polities! la bilities of Daniel T. Chandler, passed It goes to the I resident. A resolution wasintroduced nnti,... izing sub committees charged with in" vestigations to send for persons ihe bill to prevent the n.', slaughter of buffaloes in" the territories passed. 6 ihe H-.tuae went into a cnmm;t(.,. of pensions, but without aeH- i journed. Gou. remont was before the committee of the House committee on the judiciary to-d;iy with refer.r.. the late Trans Continental lllroi'l Company. He testified that he knw of no money Having ben improiilv spent to-mtluence the passage of auv Din, ana tuereiore coui.l not furnish a list oi oenenciaries. as i . a-kd to do by the committee ilQ whs closely questioned about the neeo. tiatious of tu bonds of tlMi Memphis and El Paso Company i:i Europe aud said the compat y aoid t!: r.it IY,-..,i; of Paris, who was t th li.aj r c i a tock exchange, and who put tii..m th market with the declaration ti,.- they were guaranteed bv the Sate.s, which was not the f..c . Tjle con pany not ODly did not ndvise but K.i;eiv iiotuillg oi fcucu a di ciuratiou until after it w;is nude. The Iii-ific railroad committer lal .'ioejuuroui this morning, aud, ou mo tion of Aikias, udjourued lor a week s some members wero i:ece.-.uri!y ufol -eiit. The Xatio.ial'Detiicratic C.jruniit irte haw; re?olved tocnutinut- its hend-qiiart-'rs at Y.-.-hi.i!oi anl bike anch .teps as may be nee sary to secure the organization of several Statts, aud 'ho chairman of c mi'a!ttee.-t m t!ie re pc'ive S!afs are requested to co . pirate. Thar.ks were linden d Col Coke of tL-A Wilhmi's Hotel for the tree use of Wil'ard h;dl. Senator Uausom of North Carolina offered the following, wh;e'i was adopted wiMi applause: That the unanimous thank of the Nntioul Dcmoc-atie Ccmuiittee are hereby voted to Hon. Augustus .eh 11 for the able, faithful umlI energetic di c'jaiga of hia duties as its c'.airn.au fr the past year. It. was su'd by some of the Western menibi-rs of the National Dtiinueratic Committee yesdt rday t.Saf tht- finnuciai platform which will bi v. p -red by the House caucus c m'itiee, based on llepresentative Fuyue's bill, will be such that the Democracy cm ealely present it to Western voter . The following is the ddies: Tiie National Democratic Commit tee, to whom is delegated the power of uxirig the time and place f holding the National Democratic Convention of 1876 have appointed Tuesday, the 27th of .June next, a the time, and selected St. Louid ps the place of hold iug puch Couventio i. Each ht ite w.ll be entitled to a representative equal to double the number of its Senators and llepre entatives in the Congress of the United States, and the territory of Colorado, whewa admission iu July as a State will give it. a vo e iu the next electoral college, is also invited to send a delegate to the Convention. Deni)-oratic-Oouservatived and other citizens ef the United States, irrespective of past politic d issues, deniring to co operate with the Democratic p..rty in its pre;ent efforts and objects are coriiially invited to join in sending delegates to tha National Convention. Co-operatio i i.s desired from all per sons who would change an administra tion that hiii Htiffered the public credit to become and remain inferior to Other and less favored na ion's has permitted cotuiareo to be taken iwhv bv foreign powers, has stilled trado by nnjnst, unequal and perni cious legislation, ha imposed unusual t ixuti jii aud readied it tuobt biutiien som, has changed growing prosit! rity to wid.-spread buffering and -want, lias sqnatjtler.'d the public m-iuies reek-1 1 !ssly, aud defiantly and ehameUssly used the power that tdioul I have tieen swift to punish Clinic to protect it. For these and oth r reasons the Na tional D-moorrt ic p ir ty deem the mb lic danger imminent, and earnestly de sirous oi' Ktcuriug to our cinitry the blessing of au ee'iuou-.i..il. pure and and free government, cordially iuvitt) the co-operation of their foi !o -eiti-zeus in tne effort to attain thi ; cbj' ct. -J'.gued: Thomas A. Walker, .S. H. Jockrell, Frank McCoppm. Wui. U. B.irnum, Charb-s B-asien, Charles F. Dyke, A. II. Liwton, Cyrus 11. ilc Corniicb, Thorns Dowiing, M. M. Haru, Isaac E. Eaton, Henry 1). Mc U.-nry, He ry D. Ogd.-n, L. D. AT. 8-weai, W. Luo Knott, Wm A Moor", Win. Lochren, J. H. Sharp, J G. Priest, G rge L. Aiiiler, Thomas II. Wil liams, l. V. 1. Edgerly, Iheodoie 1. R iudolph, M. W. Kaiisom, John G. Thomp.-on, James K. K- lhy, James P. Uerii, Nicholas Vaurtnek, Tijouias Y. S.ra ns, Wm. B B ite, F. stock dale, B B. Smalley, John Good--, Jr., John Biair Hodge, Geoige II. Paul, Thomas M. Pattersor. AceiiTcs Schelt.., Chairman, Fkkdeiuck O. Pkv:.ce, Hrc'y Natiot'Hi Democratic Cou.iuittt-e. lOXXECTlllT. New Haven, Feb. 23 Night.--The Deniocrrtt:e Mtat Convention nomina ted ail the old officers. 'Pi..-. 1 l.iviri , r in I i'!i..r.;! tmttv of Connecticut, in convention ast-mi'I' i', pledge nem-e!ves anew to t e prine; j;les wiiic't they have n-prab diy adopt ed, and which "the pop!t of tl.i State hive approved. The party further pledge that the coui-.t'f utioii and tie Un'o:i sha'I he maintained ith the r.preni.ev of the civii over the roil ta ry authority, and we d. m md for the individual the largest lib-, riy consis ent with public older; for the State m If-pov. rti.m n itul fr the F d-ral gDVerumt'nt a return to the methods of pac: and ih - coustitntioiiai lim'ta'.'oa o' po ver. SiM-o.id, the ref-im of the e-iv.l sL-rvio ; third the ni i-- e;-dit of the Union must be maintai'.ed; fourth, the publie !a ds m'ist be kept br fcettiers and subsidies to e'opora tiom cease; fifth, th - complimeuts of the Denver-its to th- ll.-usi of R pre seutttives for reducing appropnat-oi f; sixth, the on y eurrcnev known to tin Constitution of the United States is gold and silver coin, which f.rms t!i ou'-y stable basis for the commercial ut c. -ssithP of tho world. Tfce l)ctif erstit? pi.ity of the Unio'l has m-v.'t filled to rcociiz and snjpjrt Ip essential principle, but fol owir.g a gr at and c istiy war wo find an irr - ,;,.tmn).le fin rencv at. our doors. it IS therefore the elntyof Congress toudopt Til 1 1 . - ' such maQures as sun a leau io uu j r. v. : 1 1, i . it : i vi : oi siK-e.iii rn rmeiits. while grading its acta by that prudence which the iuterests of commercial, manufacturing and industrial pursuits . T T f) . U II, A imperatively aemanu. oeveum, repeal of the resumption act passed by the Republicans as a mere act of party expediency on their part; 8th, that thw convention, aavmg confidence m the ubility and ii tegtity of the Senators anei lit preservatives in Congress from this Stu e, rely upou such action at their hands as will aid in placing tho hnances of the country upou a con stitutional basis. . A. O JK JR 13- To all who aro suffering from the errors and Indiscretions ofyoutli ner vous weakness, early decay, loss of manhood, Ac, I wlllscnd a merit that wUl cure, FREE OF (HAIiftK. This great remedy was discovered by a missionary in South America. Send a sclt-addressed envelope to the Kev. Joseph T. I tuna n, r Station D., Bible House, New York City. novl8deoaamawam "