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: . VlLMINGTON, N. C.,
imrnAyTTAPRIL 7. 1873.
' The testimony of Bell has evklendy
cat as deeply as any wound which has
been inflicted upon Grant's Adaiima
tralion. The acquittal of Babcock was
a resu't -which the errantry was rot
prepared to exwot. There ws no one
bo blinded not o bo ablo to under
Btand that tbi-s result was brought
about bv the most nefarious practices.
Bat just hew the thing was accom
plished continued to be a mystery unnl
tho witness Bell wan placed upon ths
stand, and wa examined bj Sir.
Corner's ooramiciee. Then "the way
that were dark" were suddenly brought
into tho chitiiii; H ht cf day, and the
tricks that bad. not been in vain for
the temporary relief of Babcock had
their little peculiarities explained. The
New York Ere7 Pat tbinkB tLlS
exposure of the conspiracy to acquit
Bibcock is the - 'most unkindest cat of
all " The Post is Republican to trie
core, but its editor, the venerable
William Culien Bryant, is anxious to
see this matter investigated. Here is
-what that paper says:
"If General Babccck does not de
maud a court of inquiry into his con
duct as private socretary of the Presi
dent, honorable officers of the army
owe it to themselves and to the service
to insist upon a military investigation.
The power of the civil courts has been
exhausted in the case. Babcock was
not legal'y convicted at St. Louis, but
neither washeacquitted in the broader
sense. Even those persons who acqui
esced in the verdict of the jury be
lieved that there were so many facts
-which needed explanation that Bab
cock ought not to delay to secure a
rehearing of the case, and if possible
a vindication before a tribunal which
would not bo restricted by tho rigid
technicalities of a civil court. Since
then further and injurious facts have
been disclosed. The Attorney-General
has accused Babcock, in effect, of
stealing a confidential official docu
ment, and publishing it with a view to
influence the result of his own trial.
The matter certainly needs to be ex-
J-?ml-sr On
nlained. Still more imperative
f-rnlanation demanded
the story
told yesterday by C
iicdl to Mr.
Clymer'B committee.
In substance this witness testified
that he was employed by Babeoek's
friend and fellow secretary, by one
Bradford, Bibcock's agent and counsel
and a brother-in-law of th,
tJrtna. than eminent
t rather
of Washington, "Boss" Shepherd,
to "look into the hads of Dis
trict Atfornay Djer at" St. Louie.
Ho was instructed to iind out what ev
idence there was against Babmck, to
rtcal the telegraphic dispatches and
oiher troubloomo dojumtnts, and
r.ithr to destroy them o..- to deliver
ihorv. to Babcock and his counsel.
Bell says that he undertook the work
in good fai. h, believing Babcock to be
innocent ; but that afterward, becom
ing convinced that Babcock was guil
ty, he resolved to go no further with
it rovcaledthe plot to District Attor
npv Dver aud put that officer on hia
guard against the man Sherman, who
is believed to have gone to St, Louis
i ... u
on a similar errand.
-rt xmr W necessary now to iu-
quiro cloealy into tho character or
. t n.;.a -.f ihi;i witness. His
HUSiWl-lll.UlUVO. j-
Ftorv is circumstantial and straight
forward, and there is apparent no
motive on his part 'o what was eure to
i .1.,-. ,.r,,n fabrication- u il was
nnp That, however, is not worth
-:1a t.i speculate about. If the story
is wholly unfounded a very few
words from Mr. Dyer will destroy it
and tho charrcter of the witness to-
go '.her.
Tf ii.Tr i)ver confirms tne
story, there is
before Babcock only
tho alternative of confession or an ex-
Tlanation more satisfactory tnau he
vt t offered for any of his tunpi-
cious proceedings.
The testimony touches President
Grant. Bell says that tho President
al.-o sent him upon a mission to St.
Louis to find out the facts in the whis-
cases, and to ascertain whether
Babcock was really guilty as charged
or innocent as ujo
Bell had been a scout or spy for Gen-
cral Grant during the war, and the
rresident regarded him as a fat person J
to execute the delicate trust confided I
to him. This was an eiirauiuiuwj
proceeding, truly, but perhaps not
more so than some other illustrations
of the application of military methods J
to civil administration, .bell aoes not i
pretend that ho was it strncted by the I
President to help Babcock in the trial; I
ho was to perforin the purely judicial I
and impartial functions of a disinter
ested seeker after truth. Perhaps no
other President would thus have set
aside the ordinary machinery of justice
and have conducted the case as if it
were a flank movement iu a military
campaign; but there is nothing im-
i,i Mm fiRsertion that 1 resi-
r, i n,t ,1M insf; such a thing. It
UCUl VJltt" v
furnishes another example of his sin
gular insensibility to tne propnoueo ui i
Lis position and his remarkable in- I
difference to the obligations of a civil J
ruler." J
This is just about as plain talk of I
President Grant and his pets as any admirers, as will doubtless enable him
Democratic journal can be guilty of. to imagine that the sway of his sCeptre
;If Mr. Dyer confirms the story (of extends over the Northern half as well
Bell) thero is before Babcock only the a3 over the greater part of the South
lternative of confession or an espla- ern naif ef the American contitent.
nation more satisfactory than he has he emperor is now cruising up the
yet offered for any of his suspicious Atlantic coast accompanied by the
proceeding." But Mr. Dyer has con- empress and a numerous retinue, and
firmed the story of Bell. Since the j8 probably more than half way
above extract was printed, Mr. Dyer to the place of his proposed first de
has been before the War Department barkation on the soil of the United
Investigating Committe and has testi- states. He is endeavoring to reach
fied that Bell's .testimony was enb this country in time to become accus
Btantially. correct as far as he was con- tomed to and familiar with the locali
cerned. ties and population of the coantry, be
Since this" corroborative statement fore the press of the great horde of
of Mr. Dyer's, as to the truthfulness foreign visitors becomes so great as in
of Bell's testimony, it is scarcely a measure to impede his acquisition
necessary for President Grant to ac- Gf the knowledge of North American
knowledge the truthfulness of that part institutions, and the North American
of the statement which touches the people, which he is seeking.
President. The facts not only furnish Don Pedro is a.lineal descendant of
(to use the language of the rosi) John VI. King of Portugal, who was
"another example of his (the rresi- nephew to Ferdinand VH, King of
dent's) singular insensibility to the Spain. His mother was Maria Leo
proprieties of his position and his poldina, archduchess of Austria. He
remarkable indifference to the obliga- can therefore hold and does hold
tions of a civil ruler," but they go up his head - among the proudest ,
further and bftTC caused the President, crowned heads of the world.
as we are informed by the telegraphic
dispatches, to spend a sleepless night
and to incapaciate him for business
next day.
The following are the returns from
the Connecticut election as received at
1 o'clock yesterday:
Ingersoli (Dem.) 49.574
Robinson (Rep) 42.264
iDgersoll's majority , 7,310
Smith (Temperance) 1,545
Atwater (Greenback) 3,602
Senate Democrats, 17 ; Republi
cans 4.
lIoue Democratic majority 40.
This will secure a Democratic Sena
tor, an successor to Senator Ferry, de
ceased. JTh : Republicans elected their ticket
with great regularity from the organ
ization of that party up to April 1867,
whf-n a Democratic Governor was
elected by a small majority.
Next year the Democratic candidate
for Governor was elected by a larger
niijoiiiy, 177G4, but in the following
November tho State gave President
rant a majority of 3,041. In 1869
the Republicans elected the Governor
by 411; in 1870 the Democrats suc
ceeded by 843; in 1871 the Republi-J
cans got a bare plurality of 100, and
in 1872 they obtained an absolute
majority of only 25.
But in November Grant carried the
State by a majority of 4,319. Then a
great change took place. For three
years the Democrats have carried the
State. In 1873 Governor Ingersoll's
majority was 3,273; in 1874 it was
1,809, and in 1875 it was 6,538. In
the Legislature the Democrats had a
majority on joint ballot of 4 in 1873, of
28 in 1874 and of 34 in 1875.
The vacancy in the U. S. Senate
oaused by the death of Senator Ferry
was filled by Executive appointment,
Gov. Ingersoli appointing ex-Governor
English to fill the unexpired term. It
is generally conceded that a Demo
cratic Legislature will elect him to the
next term.
"Curtis," the Inter-Ocean Washing
ton correspondent, relates the follow
in r startling accident, of which Sena
tor MeCreery, of Kentucky, "the ge
nial old Pickwick of the Senate," was
tho victim. Those who have never
seen MeCreery cannot appreciate its
ludicrousness from mere description
of his appearance. His figure resem
bles very much that of the venerable
hero of Dickens's celebrated papers,
and he wears the same soil of rusty
swallow -tail broadcloth, b'ravy watc:J
iob, and cloth gaiters, which were the
characteristics of Pickwick. His face
is large, round, shaven, and smooth,
except where there are diniples aud
creases made by a smile. His head is
v.a smooth as a billiard-ball and ns
pink in color as aroe-bud. Around
the base of the cerebellum is a rank
growth of black, straight hair, like a
curtain huug from ear to ear to cover
up nis neck.
He looks for all the
world like an actor 'make up' for a
genial old gentleman part in a comedy.
He sits all day long in the Senate, the
very ideal of dignity and benevolence.
'I he other day some awkward new
chairs were introduced into the Senate
and MeCreery got one. In his old
chair ha could tip back safely and
bustow his benevolent smile upon the
occupants of the galleries, and ha tritd
it in one of the chairs. He was pazitg
complacently around above while Ed
munds was drawing off an argument
against Piuchback's admission, when,
I ail at once, crack! flop! went tb chair.
and MeCreery watch-fob, gaiters and
all was damped sprawling on the
Senate flor. Senators rose from their
treats, and a doeeu messengers and
pages rushed to see what was the
matter; but the old gentleman gathered
hiniself up, brushed the dust from his
clothing, and sat down "gain as calmly
I and coolly as if nothing had hap-
ana; i:iiM:iin or miAziii.
The approaching visit to the United
States of tho present intelligent ami
energetic emperor of the immense ter
ritory ot j;razii will pernaps be the
great sensation of the centennial year,-
at least so far as these sensations have
connection wiin me ceieDrauon or tne
hundredth anniversary of American
independence. It is true a large pro-
portj0u of American politicians anel
statesmen will find themselves absorb-
6ll ,n tue strategies and struggles of
tho poiitjcal arena, during mo3t of the
veTioc of the Philadelphia exhibi-
tlQn anj witll them the appear-
ance cf emperors and princes
n American grounds, halls and
8aiocms wni create but slight impres-
siou j3ut otxtsido the array of poli-
ticians, almost every one who visits
Philadelphia during the present year
will find himself seeking a sight
seeing position in the wake of some
foreign notable as he steers himself
through the sea of human beings that
will be collected within and around
the city of Brotherly Love during the
remainder of the year, A. D., 1876
The exalted power of the Emperor of
urazii sustained, as it is, by the pres-
tjgQ an(j reverence inspiring gene
ai0gy of a renowned and prince
ly lineage, will draw around
him such a multitude of obsequious
The Journal has never attempted
to vindicate the character of the dis
tinguished, irreproachable Senator
from North Carolina. It needed no
vindication. In his own State where
he is known, and where his splendid
abilities and spotless'integrity have at
tracted to him the love and admira
tion of the entire people, such a work
of attempted, vindication would have
been useless, childish. But it may be
of some interest to our readers to see
in what light the newspaper press of
other States, without distinction of
party, view this malignant attack on
one of the most eminent members-of
the United States Senate one of the
purest men living. The Washington
City Chronicle, a Republican paper of
"the most strictest sect," published
by that great light of Ropublioani m,
John W. Forney, thus treats the con
temptible charge against General
"Be thou as chaste aa ice, anl'pnre aa snow,
Tt-ou rha'.t not 'nc.p J clnmny."
"The great Bard of Avon never
wi tie more truthful lines than these;
ant' while we feel anxiou that "no
gu. Ify man shall escape," we also fee!
tha j every pure-hearted and honorable
Hum will frown down any undeserved
attack upon the charactes of the good
aud innocent. Iu the State of which
Gen. Ransom is a native, and which he
so nobly represents, we are assured
that there is not a man, woman or
child who gives any creilence for a
moment to so unjust a charge. Iu
this city we have not seen any one of
any party who does not deprecate such
vile slander. Not a single paper in the
city has noticed it, fond as some of
them are of anything to produce a sen
sation. Nor w .uid we do so except to
express our contempt for such con
duct and our admiratiou for the high
minded, chivalric bearing of Senator
Ransom who wins all who approach
him by the suavity of his man
ners and genial kindness of his
nature. From the nativte modesty
of his character he has nott been obtru
sive in the Senate; but we had the
pleasure of hearing him address the
Senate (Feb. 17, 1875.) on "the South
faithful to "her duties,' and wo were
sensibly reminded of thy days of Cl y,
Ctdhouu and Webster. We tbeu said,
aud now believe, that no such speech
had beeu made withiu the last decade,
and recently Mr. Morrill, a political
opponent, declared. iu the Seuate that
it was a speech uuequalled in elo
quence, unparalleled in patriotism.
No Senator is more respected or more
popular; but there are some insects so
depraved in temper that they extract
venom from the fairest flowers of Na
ture." In connection with the above extract
from the Chronicle, we make the fol
lowing also from the New York World:
"Tne latest folly is a charge against
Senator RanBom, of Nort i Carolina,
that he paid ex-Governor Vanci $2,500
to resign his position as Senator eit-c:,
in order th.it he (Ransom) might be
elected in his plrfce. When Vhuco was
electeel by the Legislature f North
Carolina to the Unittd States Senate,
to t-ucet-d Abbott, and on March - 4,
1S71: applied foi admission, he had
not been relieved of his political disa
bilities, aud a bill to relieve him was
defeated by the Utdical majority in
order to keep him out ef ais seat.
When their determination to exc'udt?
him was thus made kuown, Mr. Vane
resigned in order tu allow his Stiite to
br- ieoresenti'd iu the Stu ite. nud iu
January, 1872,Gen. Ransom t-l- ct
td by the Legislature of his State.and
after a close contest, in which his
pretent colleague. Judge Merrimon,
a,d Mr. Warren were his cni
putitors (having been relieved of
his politic il disabilities some two years
before,) presented himself for admis
sion, anda.ter a dishonest delay of three
months w is :tdm:ttd to Li seat- on
April 24, 1872. O.i the day following
Mr. Bayard, of Delaware, introduced
a resolution that Mr. Ransom should
receive pay froM Mar'?h 4, 1871, which
was referred tj the Committee on Pi iv
ih'ges and Ei ctions. Not until June
4, 1872, d:d the committee report, and
by a lepui t signed by Morton, Thur
man, Anthony, Hill, Cupenter, Logan
and Rice approved the resolution. It
was well kuown to many rac-rnbt-rs of
tho Senate that Sir. ii.insoni, be
li ving Mr. V mce to have been ju-tly
entitled to his seat, aud ttiat lie hud
bft-n kept at great- expense in Wash
iugton urging bis claims to it in vain,
intended, and prec-a-uied his inten
tion, iu cunt; the resolution shouid be
.igieed to, to hand over to Mr. Vance
the tub amount of pay accrued up to
the date oJ his ( anoeV) rtsiKUutiou.
this he generous'y aTd voluntarily
bd, or raiher att nipb-d to do, for
when the full t-um (about $4,000; was
tendered Vai:c he refused to rec -iveit,
and subsi q n ut'y consented to takeone
ha;f the amount. Thus an aci; cf gener
osity and justice, which ia quite be
yond the conception of the originators
of this false aud malicious etiarge
against two bono able geutiemeu, is
sought to be perverted for i heir iujuiy
When tne true facts, however, are
thus made known, nothing but what is
highly creditable to tho good feeli ig i
and generosity of Mr. Ransom will be
percuved -iu the affair. Neither Ran
som nor Vance knew, or could have
known, that tha pay from March 4,
1871, to January 1872, would ever be
allowed by the Senate to Ran-om.
The re-;oiutiou was introduced by Mr.
Bayard without Mr. Ransom's knowl
edge or privity, and when informed of
its object he l once stated: "If I get
that money 1 shall give it to Vance."
To ail who know his nature the remark
will seem characteristic of the man,
aud the real transaction is in strange
contrast with the poor, mean spirit
which could seek to erect an injuriou?
calumny upon a basis so really noble
anel worthy."
In tha Senate on tho 29th nit.,
CameTou, of Pennsylvania, moved to
add the name cf Joe E. Johnston, cf
Georgia, to the resolution for the relief
of the political disabilities of Judge
Gho! son, of Alabama, and gave these
as his reasons: "Because I believe
that he is as much entitled to a pardon
as anybody else. He left the service
of this country not m disgrace, but
rather under circumstances favorable
to himself. Like all the men who
went into the rebel army, he fought
us with all his vigor, and did his duty
there with great credit to himself and
perhaps injury to us; but not with
more injury than aiy other of the
rebel officers did who were educated
at West Point. I think he is as much
entitled to relief as others. I have a
personal knowledge of this gentleman.
I had a good deal of intercourse with
him at the beginning of the war, and
I think that he is one of the best men
who did leave the service."
Edmunds, of Vermont, objected be
cause Gen. Johnston had not petition
ed for pardon, and Cameron withdrew
his amendment temporarily.
That "big bonanza" in the Nevada
mountains, which was struck last
year, was the richest treasure in his
tory, probably. The Consolidated
Virginia, which is the stock name for
the mine, has just divided its thir
teenth monthly dividend of $1,080,000
gold ! In twenty-three months tne
mine has taken out $30,000,000 of
treasure, and divided $17,280,000 of
The Philadelphia Times is authority
for the statement that thieves, sharp
ers and human vultures of every kii d
and degree are thronging there in ad
vance of the visitors and laying their
plaus of operation for the Centen dal.
One of the most infamous enterprises
brought to light is an agency for the
purpose of enticing respectable young
women from the country to dena of
iuiejoity in that city. - Circulars are
beiDg scattered through neighborirg
towns and cities, addressed to girls
whose names have been somehow ob
tained, promising them pleasant 'sit
uations about the exhibition buildings
at large pay, and advising them to
leave their homes secretly, lest their
parents should object. The origi
nators of this scheme sign themselves
Hayes, Arlington & Brother, and have
been using the po6tofSce in further
ance of their wicked designs. Another
kindred enterprise is the opening of
bogus employment agencies in certain
parts of the city to entrup respectable
women into the clutches of harpies.
The Mexican revolution seems to be
prospering. The ins. irgents have taken
the town of Jalapa, occupy the Vera
Cruz region, and are said to have ob
tained control of the railroads leading
to the capital. Military success in
Mexico is even more admired than in
this country. The triumphant soldier
is either considered the best man for
the highest place, or perhaps the peo
ple do not think it worth while to op
pose him. As in Spain, the possession
of the government seems to be decided
by an appeal t arms, and to the vic
tors literally "belong the spoils." The
Mexican Congress is about to meet,
and it is thought not improbable that
the insurgents will be welcomed to the
capital as public benefactors.
While President Grant is remarka
ble for standing by his disreputable
friends, he is equally cert tin to let no
man escape who has been guilty of
oxuosing their rascality. it seeniB
from General Hazm's letter to Mr,
Clymer that the General informid the
President as early as 1872 of Belknap
sale cf post tradi rships Shortly
afterward General Hazen was banished
to a remote post on the Mexican
frontier, where Jjfe has remained in ob
scurity ever saince. Danford. who
testineu belore the investigating com
mittee to having been employed by the
wmte House ring te act as a spy on
District Attorney Dyer, aud to stea
from hia office aud destroy any tesdi
mony going to establish the guilt c
rbdic-'ck, stated that having satisfied
his mind on the bubject, uud informed
the President that Babcock was guilty.
he was n few days afterward.-? dismi?sed
from government employment. It
a humiliating fact that the President'
reputation has been damaged by the
recent developments offactsconntc.ee:
with (tie whisky conspiracy. It is im
possible to escape the conviction n
oulv ihixi lie wus cognizant of the guilt
of both Belknap and Babcock.but that
Us connived at their escape from pun
District Attorney Dyer of St. Louis
talks very much like an independen
voter. Iu a recent conversation with
the editor of the &t. Charles Cosmos
h'Vsaid'hat while he thoughtMr.Blaine
had the best chances for tho Prcsi
dential nomination, his preference
were f r Mr. Bristow, because of "his
rugged, unflinching honesty, nis con
tempt of sycophants and timj-servers
and his great knowledge of men." He
thought tho Missouri Republican tlel
egation would favor Bri slow. Speaking
of Carl Sch in z, he said warmlv: "lie
is a man of gret abiiify.and whatever
ehe mny be saiel against him by party
managers, this much can be said in
his favor that he never dishonored
the State while be was a S :naror, :ind
when ho left tha Senate he hud to
taint of corruption or dishonor upou
his -.kirts. He is a f earless and inde
pendent man, and c in neither be driven
uor bought "
The man Major Merrill, who pock
eted $20,000 extra pay for houndi
the South C.troiiniaus, is to ba exam
ined by the Military Committee of t!ie
House. He is. says the kts.v York
Sun, so innocent that he asked the
chaiiman why be had beeu summon d
"If it is to got my views ou any intri
cite subjeot, I -vish you would tell me
no-.v, so I can study and elighten your
committee." Gen. Banning biandly
informed him that he would be heard
at length on the situation of affairs in
Souih Carolina during tho ku-klux
raids. Men ill turned his buck aud
slunk away with the phantom of
court-martial and possible dismissal
from the service staring tim in the
A Baltimore
Gazette Washington
dispatch says the government printing
office has been doing work for private
firms, and theevideuce appears to show
that the superintendent has pocketed
the money. Among other documents
the Morse memoriol bears the imprint
of the firm of Solomons & Chapman,
booksellers iu Washington. The senior
member of tne firm says that he
availed himself of the privilige of the
law by paying for a number of the
books at the co t price, with ten per
cent, advance. No entry was ever
maae in tne boons of the government
printing office, though the firm has the
receipt for the niowey paid.
Two estimates of the complexion of
the Ohio Republican delegation come
from opposite sources in Cincinnati,
and are singularly in accord with each
other. The Commercial, "after a
good deal of close figuring," announces
this result: Brittow, 24; Blaine, 12;
Morton, 8. The Gazette, basii g Ps
estimate on "pretty good authority,"
makes this assertion: Bristow, 26;
Blaine, 11; Morton, 7. Both papers
seem to agree in the belief that Hayes
cannot hold the delegation after the
first ballot. The estimates at the oth
er end of the State increase Blaine's
strength, and reduce Bristow's.
The telegrams say that the 'Powers'
have about given up the idea of main
taining peace between Turkey and her
revolted provinces by negotiarion, and
now think of taking to muskets to
whip Herzegovina into submission.
"By the Powers," it will be a strange
sight to see Great Britain, France,
Austria, Germany and Russia, five
Christian powers, whipping a Christ
ian people back into slavery to the
Turks. It will take a good deal of
Exeter Hall maundering about Africa
to off-feet such a performance as that
Lamentable l:ffectii of Hie luvewti
' era. t in k iTIatma.
Special Co: respuiiueoce ot tUe Worll.
Washington, April 1. Whether or
not it is absolutely true that
In Belkn-ii 'g fail
We BiULed ail.
it is q ite certain that siuoe that eveut
w5 poor unfortunates have suffered for
his transgressions. In a previous
letter I have described how a rage for
retrenchment haei prevaded Washing
ton society aud made it uncomforta
ble. I should be lacking in my du y
as a correspond3nt and an official as
yet, so far as I can ascertain, uninves
tigated, did I fail to denounce vehe
mently the present system of investi
gation introduced by the ex-Confederate
brigadiers. During a residenca
of fourteen years in Washington, in
which I have by rigid economy saved
np $165,000 out of my salary of
$1,800 a year, it has been my fortune
often to be concerned in investiga
tions. Perhaps I had better say to be
unconoerned in then!, for there was
about them a decorousness, an ab
sence of those personalities and dis
plays of partisan spirit., above all, an
absence of that proncness to suspect
the motives of public servants which
is so disgraceful a comment upon our
public spirit in this centennial year
that I cannot describe as anything less
than charming. I have sat before an
investigating committee but little more
than a year ago, the members, the
witnesses and myself all smoking
cigars from tne same box and spitting
into the same cuspidor in a manner
that was truly fraternal and showed
how far the animosities of the late war
had been healed and how we all were
striving to soften the rancor of party
and work together for the good of our
common country. How Mr. Halli
bone, from the thirteenth Idaho dis
trict, who was conducticg the invest
igation, would, with infinite tact, di
vert tne examination whenever it
wandered toward the subjeot, how the
witnesses would decline to answer any
relevant questions put by the members
of the D inocratlc minority, how the
person investigated always wrote the
msjorify repoi$ these things are
pleasant to remember. Alas ! that
they should be changed. These ex
Confederate brigadiers who fought
against ;he old flag are laying their
(Jzziah bands upon all that is nighest
aud holiest iu the departments. Hal
Iett Kilbource, a contumacious wit
ness, who refused to pauder to
their depraved taste for kohu
dal, languishes in an American
bustile, ami has actually I biusn to
write it jeeu compelled to occupy a
prison cell and dine jw prison fare !
Besides, these investigations are con
ducted in the strictest aud most un
A.tericin secrecy, than which nothing
cau be more radically opposed to the
genius of our institutions or more in
human. It is safe to say that hun
dred j of our purest aud most promi
nent men are daily kept upon a mental
rack to which the torture of the Pro
cm tean bed was comfort itself. If
the ex-CoufedSrate brigadiers would
out have the maulineas to investigate
in the broad daylight of truth and
why should they fear to do so if their
motives are honest aud their methods
clean ? we should have a chance, we
could tell exactly what evidence it was
desirable to have or whijli witness it
might be wrll to send to Canada. But
under the present star chamber sys
tem we are robbed of the dearest
privileges of American freemen. No one
knows when he will be investigated, or
what course the investigation may
take. Th' ro was Jimmy Alaclepiu, of
the Bureau of Infernal Revenue. He
got u hint that tli3 committee was in
vestigating him, for he listened at the
keyhole till a rebel, who had been ap
pointed doorkeeper in place of a oue
armed Union soldier, took him by the
eai and led him away. By and by the
committee sent lor him. Jimmy en
tered. The members looked very
grim. Jimmy's conscience made a
coward of him, and when the chair
man said "Mr. Maclepin you of
course know the painful circumstauces
under which we have seut for you,"
he turned pale, his knees smote to
gether and ho could hurdly gasp:
"Gentlemen, I was, I will admit, con
cerned in that whisky ring, but if lam
promised immunity 1 will give away
teu or fifteen more important asso
ciates. "
Says the Chairman What associ
ates? What whisky ring? This is
the first we have heard of it.
And ho it was. The committee just
wanted to ask him some unimportant
quest om about office routine aud r-;-oucing
the expenditure, and now he
aud a whole herd of prominent Repub
licans are in trouble.
Thre was Lem Cushing of the
Inferior Department. He f-iuud he
was to be investigated, aud to ho ship
ped a fellow who knew a good deal
about his transactions with the Indian
agents to Honolulu, with a year's eai
iry, plenty of pocket mouey and his
travelling expenses all paid in advance.
When the facts came out Lem fouud
that all th committed knew was un
important and hadu t any connection
whatevei with the Indians, aLd that
he had shipped off tho very witness
whose testimony would completely
exonerate him. These things are a
disgrace to the American name.
Look at the positive loss to the civil
service, not alone through this uncer
tainty which naturally preveu's men
from working efficiently, but from the
resignation of many of the most trusted
aud valuable of our public servants,
and jet every morning while Grant is
at breakfast people come rushing in to
him to resign; often when the commit
tees haven't taken, any action in their
case; often because Borne foolish or
malevolent person has set afloat the
most baseless rumors. Indeed, so
common has this become that the
President has had printed several thou
sand little blanks, as follows:
"Washington, , 1876.
"2b the President :
"Sir Circumstances which I need
not here particularize render it advisa
ble that 1 should instantly resign my
office as . Trusting that vou will
Hecept mv resignation, and thanking
you for "your uniform courtesy during
our official intercourse. I am. very re-
spfctfullv. '
Whenever you are indicted, or im
peached, or anything, you rush to the
White House, fall up a blank and hand
it to the President, who hands von
back a lithographed letter, as fol
io as :
Executive Mansion,
Washington 1876.
Mr. .
Dear Sir : Your letter of this date.
containing your resignation of the of-
nce of , at . has been re
ceived, and is hereby accepted. With
great regret, yours respectfully,
U. S. Grant.
There have been some verv livelv
foot-racen between people wliohHil
b( en investigated and m 'mbers of the
committer, to see who should firKf
reach the White House and cfitch the.
President, who has prudent I v bad
prepared a stamp to print upon letters
of resignation, as follows :
This resignation, of the cnuse of i
which the President is igaorant, was
received at M. The Tesi -
dent first learned of Mr. s jud ct
ment (or impeachment) at
iu., irom Mr. .
in this manner it is hoped? that the
malice of the partisan press may be
baffled, for there will be an accurate
record of the facts in each case pre-
P. S. I met Senator Robeson this
afternoon. He had been taunting a
prominent Democrat with the failure
of the party to deal with the currency
Says a St. Joseph (Mo.) dispatch:
"At the municipal election yesterday
the vo e wasprobably the largest ever
polled here. Tho Democrats elected
the mayor and most of the city ticket
with three out of four councilmen."
Silver Keafi tup lion.
from the Baltimore Gaietlc.
The various financial measures pro
posed in Congress have all either been
directly rejected Ly vote, or else have
fallen hopelessly into disfavor; and
oniy thesijyer resumption scheme re
tains any vitality. It will probably go
into oporation. and will be produc
tive of some good, but it cannot be
regarded as a step toward specie re
sumption. The reason of this is that specie
itself is depreciated, and is worth no
more dollar for dollar thau paper
money at least there is very slight
difference, and the values fluctuate.
Gold alone is the standard. Silver is
not recognized as money, but as
merchandise, like zinc and copper,
more valuable of course, but not
money. To redeem depreciated paper
money, therefore, in equally depreci
ated metal, is certainly.not resumption
of specie payments.
The causes of the depreciation of
silver are chiefly the immense produc
tion of it by the "Bonanza" mined,
and the abandonment of the silver
standard in Germany. One of the
causes of the financial troubles in
Germany was the silver standard of
money. The recent adoption of the
gold standard in the German empire
has demonetized about $250,000,000
of silver, and converted it thereby in
to merchandise. This, of course, must
lie for a considerable while as a dead
mass, for the uses to which silver can
be profitably applied are comparatively
few. It is probable that silver will
fluctuate in vame, remaining, how
ever, considerably below its old coin
value until its cheapness opens or ex
tends its uses in the arts. That may,
in return, enhance its price. The
shipment of silver bullion to India
and China, where it is stui money,
will a;so enhance its value, and in' time
it may so nearly return to its old coin
value as to be again serviceable as a
standard of value.
But there . are, nevertheless, some
reasons why silver may be profitably
used to redeem the fractional currency,
and if limited to that will accomplish
a certain good. The amount of silver
now on hand in the treasury in neaily
sufficient to redeem the fractional
notes. The value of the silver is so
near the value of the depreciated pa
per that ihe s'iigiiorag of the coin and
the paying of the expenses of printing
te iraciiouai currency win maKe tne
silver resumptiou of the fractional cur
teuc.y rather a profit, thau a loss to the
government. The extent to which
Europe is now diugged with silver
from the causes already mentioned
it is very improbable that the silver coin
will be drained out of this country.
There is, however, one important
practical, consideration. The useful
ness of silver coin is in proportion to
its manliness. It is more important to
call iu the ten cent and fifteen cent
noted, thau those of twenty-five and
fifty cents. It seems therefore de
sirable to call in the ten cent notes
first, and to follow this up with the
twenty-fives, md laft of all the fifties,
The moral effect of this will be of
more value than mere financiers
aud statisticians are apt to con
sider. For after all, hope and con
tidet'ce and credit are important fac
tors in money questions. Tho politi
co-economical aud mathematical con
siderations may be largely outweighed
by the merely emotional ones of hope
aud fear. tear is the most in.
portaut element in atl panics. Hop
a-id confidence are -uain stays of
enterprise and prosperity. The
financiers may prove conclusively that
this savor redemption of tho fractional
currency does not help specie redemp
tion, but the people at large wdl not
accept their conclusions, and when
they see silver exchanging for piper at
the face value of the latter, it will have
a good effect on business. The old
traditional valuea of silver coin will
remain, and people in geueral will not
think that the silver is cheap, they will
think that the paper is better. Tnis.
we repeat, is worthless, except in the
moral aud educating effects in favor
of bard mouey and gold redemption.
The experiment of silyer resumption
is certainly not a costly oue. The
blunder, should it turn out to be one,
will involve very small amounts and
the thing is wortny of a trial.
Aa Eyptiau Hriuce at Hume.
Hon, John M. Francis writes from
Egypt to his- paper, the Troy Tirnets.
au entertaining account of his visit to
the Princess Mauzor, the oldest
daughter of the Khedive, and the only
wife of Pasiiii Manzo ir. Sue occupies
one of the many fine pa'aces belong
lug to tne ivuedive. as tne princets
penk8 French very well, eceasionally
Americans sojourning at Cairo who
may Jesire to see aa Egyptian princess
ask to be presented to her. v isitors
ire met at the garden gate inside the
palace walls by four slave girls, fine
looking young Circassian girls, beauti
fully attired iu gay colored silk dresses
with long trains, jaunty st'k turbans,
fatin f hoes of gay x;olorn, and rich
jewelry. There the visitors are received
by two Nubian men attired in rich
broadcloth, and four more Circassian
slave girls, equally well attired as
the first,. who lead the way up a wide
marble staircase into a large aud rich
ly furnished waiting room, where they
are received by th princess's ladies of
honor and ottered richly jewelled
chibouks and coffee a la Turk, in cup
holders of gold studded with diamonds.
Then a half dozen more pretty slaves,
gayly dressed and richly jewelled, cou
eluct the visitors through several beau
t ful apartments, followed by the train
of girls, and at last reach the door of
the grand salon, where the princess,
surrounded by a bevy of still more
beautiful aud elegantly dressed slaves,
meets them and leads the way to a
large aud luxurious divan.
Immediately the inevitable chi
bunks are again brought, whi e
he princess enjoys hers amaz
ingly. The tobacco was so highly per
fumed that its natural odor was en
tirely disguised and one realized only
a most delightful fragrance. After
coffee was served, after which the
princess had recourse to a jeweled
cigarette box, from which she took
out a richly-jeweled cigaretta-holder.
nd appeared quite as familiar with
cigarettes as with the chibouk. One
of the many beautiful gilt ornament'
upon a little table near the divan was
iu the shape of a tree, from which is
sued dainty little cigarettes. This
salon was magnificent in its
furniture and mirrors, its flo
ral and ornamental decorations.
After an hour of pleasenfc chat, the
Princess, taking her visitors by the
hand, led them iuto her litt'e boudoir.
which was a gem of boauty, with its
many mirrors and gilded furn'tnie of
antique forms covered with richly
embroidered Persian cashmere, mixed
with crimson velvet, and bakets,
mounds, and festoons of beautiful
fl iwers of French manufacture. All
of the flornl deeorafions in the palace
are artificial work manufactured
ii Psris. The Princess's 6tudv room
is au jther b'jou tf an aparment.
In oue corner of the room was a large
salver of gold and silver, upon which
was a bowl of same metali? the prin
cess's wah basin, as she told us ; near
at hand was the towel of white silk,
embroidered with gold and silver
thread, aud tho Bohemian glass vase
of perfumed water, which she consicT
ered an essential aecompauim' nt. In
this room were some beautiful orna
ments in alabaster and in gold and
silver. There were twenty-five slave
girls in attendance during the visit,
all of whom were richly a tired and
jeweled. The princess has fifty slave
girls at hei command. .
The municipal election at St. Louis
resulted in the success of a majority of
the democratic and independent can
didates. The M. E. conference at Philadel
phia sustained the charges of immor
ality against Rv. J. H. Britton, and
he was expelled.
Mr, Ilntterwick'N Bill. I
During one of the few cold snaps i
that we have had this winter the gas
meter in Mr. Butterwick house was
frozen. Mr. Butterwick attempted to
thaw it out by pouring hot water over
it; but after spending an hour upon
the effort, he emerged from the eon-
test with the meter with his feet and
trowsers wet, his hair full of dust and
cobwebs, and his temper at fever
heat. After studying h W he should
get rid of the ice in the meter, he con
cluded to use force for the purpose,
and so, seizing a hot poker, he jam
med it through a vent hole aud stirred
it around luside of the meter with con
siderable amout of vigor. He felt the
ice give way, and he heard tne wheels
buzz around with rather more ve
hemence than usual. Then he went
up stairs.
.He noticed for three or four days
that the internal machinery of that
meter seemed to be rattling around in
a remarkable manner. It coul 1 be
heard all the over the house. Bat he
was pleased to find that it was working
again in spite of the cold weather, and
he retained his serenity.
' About two weeks afterward his gas
bill came. It accused him of burning
during the quarter, 1,500,000 feet of
gas, and it called ou him to settle to
the extent of nearly $350,000. Before
Mr. Butterwick's hair had had time
to descend after the first shock, he put
on his bat and went down to the gis
office. He addressed one of the clerks:
How icnch gas did you make at the
Blank vrks last quarter.
I dunno; about a million feet, I
Well, yov'e charged me in my bill
for burning a half a million more than
you made; I want you to correct it."
L 38 s see the bill. Hm m m this
is all right.- It's taken off the meter.
That's what the meter says.
Spose'n it does; I couldn't have
burned more'n you made.
Can't help that. The meter can't lie.
Well, but how d'you account for the
difference ?
Dunno. 'Taint our business to go
rosing and poking around after scien
tific truth. We depend on the meter.
If that says you burned six million
feet, why vou must have burned it,
even if we never made s foot of gas out
at the works.
To tell the honest truth, said But
terwick, that meter was frozen, and I
stirred it up with a poker and set it
whizzincr around.
Price just the same, said the clerk.
We charge for pokers just like we do
for eas.
You ain't actually going to have the
audacity to ask me to pay 30,000 on
account of that poker i
If it was $700,000 I'd take it . with a
calmness that would surprise yoa.
Pay up or we'll turn off the gas.
Turn it off and be hanged, explained
Butterwick, us be emerged from the
office, tearing bis bill to fragments
Then he went home, anet grasping ti.at
poker he approached the meter. It
had registered another million feet
since the bill was made out. It was
ruuuiug up a score of a hundred feet
a minute. In a month Butterwick
would have owed the gas company
more thau the United States govern
ment owes it creditors. So he beat
the meter into a shapeless m'.sa, tossed
it iuto t he street, and turned the gas
inside the cellar.
He is now sitting up at n-ghts
writing an essay ou "Our G-Hiding
Monopolies" by the light of a keroooue
I lamp.
From the Raleigh Sentinel:
Sunday moruing before day, ab ut
3 o'clock, an Italian attempted a
dembie murder at a loose woman's
house named Price over iu tho sub
urbs of the city. He drew a stiletto
and gashed a young man's neck back
and front, and leaving him for dead
made a rush for the woman, as he
said, to finish up the testimony against
him, and stabbed her in the breast,
and she fled from the House and was
climbing a fence ho made another
rake at her and slashed a cut or two
into oue jf her hands. He then vara
oosed the city aud the police are tele
graphing in all directions after him.
The young man stabbed wis a
saloouist aud a billiard keeper iu
this city. He was gushad in about
ten places. He was sitting with his
head stooped putting on his .shoe
when the Italian without provocation
slashed away at him with his dirk.
The Italian is a new comer to R ileigh
and plays the harp sweetly but his
touches on this occMsion were ufore
striking than musical. He recently
arrived le.-n from Richmond aud the
railroad men ef the R. & D. road will
remember him as the sweet sereuader
they took arouud with them one night
when the moon shinod and the love
star danced in the sky. No oue knyw
his name; he is a little dark sKiuned
fellow, with a vicio'us looking face, and
weighs about 110 pounds. The young
mau is badly cut, but Dr. Hines thinks
he will recover unlesa erysipelas sets
in. The harp has been seized and will
go towards paying the expenses of the
Col. John H. Wheeler, the distin
guished North Carolina historian, has
accepted an invitation to be present
aud contribute to the congress of au
thors, to be held at Philadelphia, iu
Independence hall, July 2uel, 1876.
He will furnish a paper on Governor
Richard S. Speight, of North Caro
lina. There is to be a big baptizing at
Mordecai's pond next Sunday. About
150 Anglo-Africans are to go untler in
the most approved style of baptizing.'
As there are such a laige number to be
handled ceremonies will comme-ice
about 11 o'clock and continue without
intermissiou until tho last one of tho
happy bands goes shouting under tho
water of the ponel.
Governor Brogden has been notified
by the police .authorities of Ports
mouth, Vt., of the arrest and deten
tion in that city of George Wilkins, a
fugitive from. Pasquotank county,
some time ago arrested for horse steal
ing and seut-nced to fifteen years in
the penitentiary. He is held subject
to the requisition of Governor Brog
From the Raleigh News:
The alarm bell rang out last night
about one o clock and the cry of fire,
fire, was heard from bouse to bouse.
The fire companies were all promptly
on the spot. The blazing element was
found in the upper story of the Smith
building, occupied as a job office by
JNichols & uorman. ine house was
soon unroofed aud the Rascue and the
Victor poured streams of water into the
burning building without regard to
typo acd paper. But for the prompt-
nss of every company, ana every
member of every company, it might
have been a serious fire, destroying
much of the town. Let the fire com
pauies be encouraged. Where are the
two additional cisterns promised by
the city f ath r ? Messrs. Nichols and
Gorman were insured. Their loss must
have been considerable. Two engines
playing water iuto a priuting office
would be equal almost to fire.
From the Greenville Beacon :
Dr. R. L. Stanton has a thorough
bred colt now in training at Weldcn
that will run in the Preakdess stakes
at Baltimore in May, in the Withers
stakes at Jerome Park, at the Ocean
Hotel stake at Long Branch, and also
at Saratoga in the Sequel stakes. We
predict a victory for Jenipper.
From the Raleigh Sentinel:
We learn nine tons a day of the
Spiegel iron ore is turned out by the
furnaces at Buckhorn, in Chatham
county, and thin iron is shipped from
Deep River to Wilmington, Del.,
where they make but of it heavy car
wheels. The Spiegel crystalized iron
is the only iron they make the Bessa
mer steel from which is need on all
the railroads of tho country. Most of
the Spiegel is shipped to this country
from Sweeden and from plaoe called
Tsen in Germany. North Carolina j
is but one out of only one or two other
States in the Uuiou that furnishes
this rare and valuable ore.
Watauga, Montgomery, Alexander.
Rowan, McDowell, Union, Havwood,
Cabarrus and Davidson and Wilkes
counties-are the only sections in this
Sr.atc wheie silver can be "mined. The
mines ato Gt woiked no ever have
beeu exe d in Davidson county where
for some time they mined for zinc.
Bat work has u nv stopped there. The
fact is silver wdl soon be a burden
upon the national market, and as soon
as the Pacific road opens up free access
to tho mines of Mexico and Colorado
silver will degenerate to even below
the worth of nickel.
From the Newborn Nut Shell:
Yesterday morniug about o'clock
a tetrible rumbling uen.e was hfard
iu the vicinity of the corner of Bern
and South Front htreets, and some of
our citiz-jus going iu that direction
found that a" tenement house but re
cently occupied had been tumbled
in a c 'nglomerated mass to the ground
from the effects of the Orci breez
which was blowing at the time Tlie
house was the property of Mrs. W. P.
Moore and at tho time of the accident
was fortunately uuoccupied.
From the Oxford Torchlight :
Our distinguished "townsman, Jas.
H. Horner, E-q., has returueel from
his Florida trip. We learn that he is
slightly improved in health. We hope
sincerely that he will be fully itstored
and continue for many ye rs thf un
surpasse i school over which he has
presided with so much ability and
success since 1853. He is a great
From the Concord Sun:
Some of tho bidies of Concord are
making efforts to raise money to seud
a flig to the Centennial. Of the
original thirteen States all but this one
are represented in that wav, and whv
should North Carolina be behind ?
Talk, forefather, talk to these ladies,
and we think Cabarrus will respond.
She is never behind in anything that is
for the good of the country.
From the Robesouian:
Wo are requested to announce that
Rev. -Toseph R. Wilson. D. D., will
preach the annual sermon of theLum
berton Bible Society in the Presby
terian church in this town this (Wed
nesday) evening. Dr. Wilson is one
of the ablest men in the South and
we hope that all interested in the
Bible c ruse will go out aud hear him.
From the Washington Echo: .
Hon. Jesse J. Yeates has appointed
Arthur Mayo ot Beaufort county to a
cadetship at West Point.
We regret to learn that our old
irienei. air. Jotiu unerry. met witu a
serious accident uu Tuesday last. Mr,
C. was feeding his hogs, and in turn
ing to throw a stone at some chickens
that were eating the corn from the
hogs, stepped on a rail and fell, break-
lug his thigu boue. Mr. Cnerry s in
juries are severe, and owing to his
extreme old age, which is about 77
years, will prove to be serious.
We were mlorm.l a lew uavs ago
that- Mr. J. T. WiunYld, who lives
in Chocowinity township, while ebg-
ging in a marl bd came across four
lamporeels, all alive, one of whio!
measured 18 inches iu length. What
they were doing there is a mystery,
their native element being water. Will
some on.! give us Ihw uesired informa
tion ? One of the above specica of eels
were ou-exh.bitiou at ihe store, t i Iioyt
Brs. ou luesd-iy, which was dra'n
up in a net by some of our lisbetmeu
that day. ihey are said to ba as pois
onous as a rattlesnake.
Foi Hie -Journal.
iVlarl iti fender Cutset).
Messrs. Editoks: A reeeut visit
through the new county of Pender ex
bibits the pleasing fact timt never be
fore have its farmers been so industri
ous :in hauling out marl, mud di'di
bank.- and woods mold upon th.-vr
farms. No county iu the State isniu'e
favored with r-.arl than Pender. I
literally underlies a large portion of
the county and is easily ae-cefesibie.
These mar! b-. ds can, by diligence and
good management, .be easily transmu
ted iuro pdes cf gold, as our best farm
ers know.
Nowhere have I seen such splendid
marl beds as exist upou the vaiuabk
farm at Cedar Grove, in Pendor,
of that very elever nod eiterpr;
ing gentleman as well as .tnorough
Komg and successful bushier s maul
Fletcher H. Bell, Esq I herewith send
you a fine specimen of oys't r sheii
mail that I picked up from one of his
marl bed.. Mr. Bdl is now engaged
iu making a model farm upou his
place. As he never fails in anything
he undertakes, no doubt his success in
agriculture will be as great as it has
been in mercantile pursuits. S.
April -4th, 1876.
Col. V. A. lllcn for toujtrcss.
Messes. Editors: As the contest is
fast approaching, the army should pie
pare for the conflict, and in select
ing our generals we should be care
ful anel choose those who. are
strongest among us, mentally and po
litically. We are of Ihe opinion that
we have amonj us a gentleman whose
reputation aa a leader, scholar and
statesman, is surpassed by that of no
man in the State. We feel as if we had
claims upon tho voters of this District
that we hope will not remain unre
warded. We offer for the consideration of the
voters of this District as a Represent
ative in the next Congress, Hon. Wm.'
A. Allen cf Duplin, a gentleman of
undoubted ability, who has sacrificed
his private interests for the public
good for tjie past thirty years, aud
never had a blot to stain his escutch
eon. He is well qualified to fill the
position to the honer of his constit
uents, and we could uot bestow the
honor upou a gentleman more able or
We ask the hearty co-operation of
our Conservative friends in the ap
proaching Convention. We believe
that he can poll the largest vote of any
in the District
Help us to reward him for his past
services in a cause that has always
beeu next to religion with hira.
ap5-d &wlt Many Voters.
Norwich, April 4 Noon. Ward,
rep., is elected to Congress by 700 or
800 plurality.
Hartford, April 4 Noon. The
Senate will stand: Democrats 17, re
publicans 4. In the House the demo
cratic majority is 30. One hundred
aud thirty-seven towns give a republi
can gaiu of 1,613.
Th republicans'carried the 4th, 6th,
14Ui and, 8.h districts and the demo
crats the rest. The House is demo
cratic by about 10 majority.
Hart.ord county, 13 town lacking,
gives Robinson, rep., 9,401, Iugerso:!,
dem., 10,957; Smith, temperance, 261,
and Atwater, greenback, 279.
New Haven county, 2 towns lacking.
give's Robinson 9 414; Ingersoli 11,468;
Smith 411, Atwuter 1 558.
New London county, 2 towns laek-
incr, gives KobiL'Bon o.uoo, lngertoii
5,317, Smith 207, Atwater 34.
nartlercl county, i town lacKing,
gives Robinson 6,741. Ingersoli, 9,174,
Smith 140, Atwater 29.
Windham county complete gives
Robinson 3,232, Ingersoli 2,500,
Smith 109.
Litchfield county, one town lacking,
gives Robinson 3,902, Ingerboll 5,056,
Smith 151, Atwater 95.
Middlesex county, d towns lacking.
gives Robinson 2,491 Ingersell 2,794,
Smith 196, Atwater 2.
Tallona county complete gives Rob
inson 2,088; Ingersoli 2,297, Smith 90,
Atwater 3.
Totals Robinson. rep., 42,201:
Ingersoli, dem., 49.574; Smith, temp.,
1,545; Atwateur, greeubicK. J,uoa. ln-
gert oil's majority, 3,708.; plurality
7.310. lugersaii majority last year,
6,521; plurality, 9,480.
Sjecie shipments fiom NawvTT
Wednesday $30,000. Yotk
The Fit st National T5,..,v
Crossee, Wi., has suspended.
of La
Ihe upper part of v r .
c ub house was burned Suudav T
$30,000.. ""uay. l,obb
Theodore Cryler. a bromine
Wf tiw TKii,i..i.,i . . mem-
terday. ,u,lu
v mv uuauc:ijuj iar Ho
Poi tmaeter Jewell is at Alh
tour of inspection regarding the ffts?
mail cvtlcrn 'Hal
mail system.
A $55,000
fire occurred at Great
luesday. A woman wJ
Fdls. N. II. .
a'so burned to death.
The republicans have can-;
sourti aud west towns of Illinois Tho
north towns are very close.
Snow to the depth of one foot is re
ported at Worcester, Mass. the heav"
iest storm for twenty five years.
Poker Bob, our late Minister to
England, has submitted his defense
He makes himself out so -hildlike and
artless that nobody can deny tht he
and M.ry s little lamb ought to have
been born twins.
' mi & co.'s Poem
Weight Only I Lb-Boars 1300 Lbs
A .Ui.st luxurious Cf.ucli, Seat, fcwirg, J-C.
Circulars may ba had by adore-ring
Van vV KT & McCOY,
aril6w3m 134 ami 136 Dunne St., N. Y-
Oils, Paints, Classi
Mixed Faints,
Mixed Paints,
Paints American and English,
Paints American aud English,
Varnish All Kinds,
Tarnish All Kinds,
White Lead and Linseed 011,
White Lead and Linseed 011,
Brushes All Kinds,
Brnshes AH Kinds,
Painter's Material Full Assortment,
Painter's Material Full Assortment,
Window Class All Sizes,
Window Glass All sizes,
Window Sash and Window Blinds,
Window Sash and Window Blinds,
Doors All Patterns and Sizes,
Doors All Patterns and Sizes,
Builder's Hardware,
Builder's Hardware.
I'ur.' liMger? cf good of tho uhore dePcription,
wh thtr at Wholes tie .r I'etai , who wish to
l ux ar low fiiuroe and make their selections
from the largest stock in tUe State, t!l call at
Ar I i tf
Celebrated Butter,
T-1VHR Mi: K. Sold oi.'y hy
t and 7 North Front Strett.
Smoked Salmon.
XTI A MB'S and No. 1 Mackeral.
Pickled, Splctd tindjifretu Salmon.
b ard 7 North Front Street.
KUher D miestic or F.rein.
I" All lKST and Most Oompte'e Stocfc Fine
bhimly Groceries mid Kowtjft Prices in tho
, Stata.
Molasses, &c.
50 Boxes D. S. Sides,
25 do. D. S. Shoulders,
50 Boxes Smoked Sides and
500 bbl,?. Flour,
20ri " Sugar House Molasses,
50 Hbd's 8. H. Molasses.
150 " and bbls. Cuba do.
4,000 Sacks Salt,
500 New and 2nd baud Spirit Casks,
20 Tons Hoop Iron,
100 Bbls. Giue,
50 Boxes Tobacco,
100 Cans Oysters,
50 Bbls. Rice,
100 "Boxes Soap,
150 " Candles,
50 Cases Lye,
50 Potasb,
75 " Pickles,
200 Bags Sbot, '
500 Kegs Rifle and Blasting Powdr
150 1-4 Kegs No. 2 Ducking and
Falcon Sport. ng Powder,
Furs, &c,
For Sale by
api 6 tf
10,000 Bnsbels Prime Wbite Corn,
800 Bbis Flour, all grades.
50G Packages Molasses
New Crop Muscovado,
Ni'W Crop Cuba,
English Is. and and
Sugar House Syrup.
- For ea!e by
Sugar, Coffee, Hails, &c
"C" an
DLLS. SUGAR : Crushed, Extra
"C " "C," Standard A, Golden
"C" and Yellow.
BGAS COFFEE: Old Government
Java and Hio, Laguayra.
300 Bbls. Rice.
400 Kegs Nails,
100 Boxes Candy.
reaches, Fresh Oysters ana
100 Tons Guanape Guauo,
100 Tons Eureka Guano.
For en la by.
saui for Prioe Current 1o A. E.BTTKKH AKD
& (X.. " anurtctaiers and Expo term tiBJ"
icm Fur Skin, 113 Wn Fourth Stree
oinnLtl. They pay His hihe-t price cu-rent
- . ; ui. .h.m Hii-Hi-.t will ava
lb. s profits of middlemen, and kring ".""P
eturn. decl&"l

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