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NITW before in THT biatory of
low* Republicanism hare we bad
•o disgraceful epeotaole pre
•ented by a leading1 journal of the
Bute at now, Never before baa the
nrinoipal organ ol the party at the
State Capitol been thrown, into aooh
a wild and ungovernable trenay of
**8*t Mi aponted forth nob reok!eea
wholesale slander upon some of the
Inoit honored and moat raapeotable
taen of the .Republican party, ae now.
Nerer before has it occurred tbat
the reputed State organ of the party
JIM published column* of falsehoods,
embracing within tbeir scope many
of oar most respected Bepablioana,
and whioh slanders have been trans
ferred, bodily, to the columns of lead
ing democratic journals, with inept
•vident gnsto ae republican authority.
Evidently a fit of desperation has
eeiaed npon tbe State Register, and
•they have inaugurated tbe rale or
min policy. Three solid oolamns of
the daily issue of tbat paper of tbe
27th last., teem with abase of Sena
tor Harlan, especially thai part de
Toted to a commmunication signed
"Old Guard," and whioh most point
edly charges tbe flaost benioas of
ftosea against the Uon.KJijah Sells, a
former «U and hoaored oitiaen of
th%SUU, whose name throughout
AM length and breadth of Iowa has
1MM the synonym of honesty.
Cornered, foiled, and ignobly
iftated in its charge which it took
second-handed from H. V. Boynton
in regard to the Cherokee Indian
pensions, the man whom it bad pro
gpanoed as a base falsifier totally nn
worthy of credit, it now ootnes back
with another batoh behind which
skulks tbe "Old Guird" Now we
have known in days past of a maga
zine published in tho city of New
York by one Burr, called tbe "Old
Guard" and we believe it still flour
ishes, which espoused the Lott Caute
in its fall length and breadth, a pub
IkatfoQ akin in sentiment to the io
fhmous New Tork Lay-Book. Are
We indebted for this recent elegant
•nd valuable pieoo of literature to the
•eme source, or baa the writer from
lna familiarity with the magasineand
Its principles,adopted its patronymic?
However this may be, it seems to
have lingered long in parturition for it
bears date Washington, December
16tb, and does not see tbe light of
day until eleven days after its author
had christened it. Was it ten days In
fpanslta, or did the sight of it so
work upon our JitpitUr friend's weak
serves as to furnish an apt illustra
tration of the bard's immortal lines
"Vlee Is monitor of «o htdtoni mlau,
Tint to
be bated noedx bul to IN atea.
Bat Men tuo
familiar with Its faoa,
We first ttidura, U*a pity, UMaambtaea-"
ijSt ua rehearse a little of the past
ftw daya of the JUgitUr't history in
»gard to these Boynton charges.
That paper had refuted some two
years agp fioynton'a slanders upon
Harlan characterising the author as a
Villifier. About the last days of No
vember of this year, Boyntun again
Opened his battery and batched np
It. alleged frand in the Indian pen
sion matter, which bad not beeu spe
jjfifioally charged by him before, and
4ur i2^isf«rtrionds aaid they did not
Relieve it, but yet they gave it in de
fail, coupled with all the support they
^io aid muster, and sent it broadcast
.fhrough their oolumns and to this
ay they have utterly failed to pnb
iah the facts and figures we hitve
^iven in its overwhelming refutation,
Attested by tbe certificates of the
offloers in charge of the same at
Washington, Is it unfair to say of
tbem.iu vie w of all this, that they have
placed themselves in tbe category
of the wanton gossiper who whiopers
Abroad under tbe insinuating cover of
^protestations of innocence tbe gross
est oaiumnies. Never before was a
jfalsebood more fully laid bare tban
has been that last story ol Boynton's
•tripped of tbe last vestige of support,
the Register drops it, when it no long
er has the shadow of a reason to urge
in its behalf, but so leaves it as to lei
whatever of venom it has sown ia
connection therewith do the work for
whioh it was intended. Now it must
needs have a cover to rush to anoth
er libellous rampart behind which to
shelter itself and the
Established In 1848.
Boynton'a seeks to implicate the Hoc.
Elijah Sells in most disgraooful aota
of swindling and embesslement of tbe
government funds, and insinuates
that Mr. Harlan had a finger ia the
pie, bringing in also Mrs. Harlan
to bear her portion of the slander
Further "Old Guard1?' rehash of
Boynton adds that Elijah Sells who
had charge of the distribution of
funds, came on to Dos Moines, Iowa,
and that 117,000 of^be public money
was used in securing tbe re-eleotion
of Senator Harlan.
Evidently a whopper is needed at
this juncture, and tho carrion orow
proves himself master of the situa
tion, and sports in his beak for the
pnblio gase through tbe condescen
sion of the Regitter a dose of scandal
hnge enough to nauseate the strong
est stomeoh if permitted to find a
lodgment therein. All these things
may require a ciroumstantisl refuta
tion, though in the maio our Regitter
Mends have already done so. It
would seem that tbe theory upon
wbiob tbis canvass is to be conducted
by the Remitter is that of malioioosly
and falsely blackening the hitherto,
for a aoore of years, fair public name
of Mr. Harlan, That paper has staked
its all on bis defeat, and like a caged
tiger foams and snarls hesitating not
to arouse the just indignation of ten's
of thousands of the sturdy republi
cans of Iowa by giving day alter day
publicity to slanders upon tbe r.bar
acter of a man and statesman whose
famo is dear to tbem. Without the
manliness to retract a charge it made,
now most convincingly refutod, it
flies to another, whioh it two years
ago atataaped with the brnnd of Cain,
and we auppoae it wfit «o eeatinee
until the end of the chapter, wheo
an outraged people through their
legislators shall have sternly rebuked
it, by placing its honored and able
viotim another term in tbe Hailed
states Senate.
An article appeared in yesterday's
Hawkey*, in which Supervisor Bed
rick was complimented in an invidi
ous manner at the expense of Col.
Geo. C. Tiobenor, of Des Moines,who
was an applioant for tbe aame office,
among others.
It is proper to say here, that the
Senatorial question bad nothing to
do with tbe appointment of Supervi
sor, so far aa Uedrick was concerned,
he receiving the support of tbe entire
Iowa delegation (exoept one or two
members otherwise pledged before
be became a candidate) and that
neither Senator Harlan or Mr. Alli
son who were both in Washington at
the time of the appointment of Ued
rick approaohed him on the Senato
rial question, which ahonldbe said to
tbeir great oredit.
We are of the opinion tbat we have
side issues enough already lugged in
to this campaign withont going into
the matter of appointment of Super
At any rate we ore quite uertaiu
that Supervisor Hedrick is not will
ing to be complimented at tbe ex
pense ofCol. Tichenor, or any other
deserving man on the Senatorial or
any other question.
We should think lieverdy Johnson
ought to know a Ku-klux when he
sees bim, aud we submit tbst his tes
timony ought to be good even to
democratic eyes. Well be and
Stansberry oi Ohio, have been down
in South Carolina professionally de
fending eome of theind.cttd Ko klux,
and here ia what tbe distinguished
Marylander said in his closing plea
before tbe Jury as we clip it from
the Baltimore American:
"Neither my distinguished friend
(Mr. Stansbcrry) nor oiysell are here
to defond, or justify, or palliate any
outrage* tbat may have been perpe
trated in your slate by the associa
lion of Ku-klux. I have listened
with horror to some of the testimony
which has been brought belore you.
The outrages proved have been
shocking to humanity they admit
neither of justification nor excuse
they violate every obligation which
law and nature impose upon men
These men appear to have been
alike insensible to tbe obligations of
humanity and religion. The day
will come, however—if it baa not al
ready arrived—when tbey will deep
ly lament it. Even if justice should
lament it.
communication which bad doubtless
slumbered for days in a pigeon holo
awaiting a case of extremity it* bro't
forth aud launched to run the dis
graceful race ol its predecessor. It
is doztrously covered up under a
oowardly oognomen, but what will
tbe readers of tbe fiefister say when
tfaey learn tbo simple fact tbat it is
nothing moro.rioiliing less in iis main
feature*, but th6 fourth letter ot tbis
mat H. V. Boynton of about two
years a^o to the Cincinnati Gatettt,
and which WAS ably re to ted at the
time, wbii-b refutation theMegister in
toned in terme of unqualified approba
tion. Defeated in ite effort to eaiab
lisb one ot Boynton's new fabrica
tions our friends from sheer ueceesi
ty are obliged to take up this old
one, which they once spewed
oilt oi their months in ntter con
tempt his
not overtake them there is another
tribunal from wbiob there is no es
cape. It is tbeir own conscience
tbat tribunal which sits in the breast
of every living man that still, small
voice that thrills through tho heart,
and as it npeakn gives happiness or
torture, the voice oi oonsoieoue—the
voice of God. And if it has not al
ready spoken to thorn in tones which
have waked them up to the enormity
of their conduct, 1 trust, in the mer
cy ot lleaven. tbat voice will speak
before tbey sbutl bo oi.lted to lh
dread tribunal to acoount for the
transactions of tbis world."
Such words as these coming from
a gentleman so eminent as Mr. Joun
•ea, and who at the time ho uttered
ihfcta was standing in tbo relation of
counsel for tbe K.u klux, ought to put
to blush the Northern sympathisers
and Baltimore indignants, who from
day to day insist tbat these masked
raiders have committed no crime.
There are one thousand more In
diana attached to tbe Methodist
Rpisoopal Church South tbis year
oi Met*,
4?fr *v i
-H aw-VieW
The people of Iowa wiU read the
speech of their senior Senator, and feel
that they and their btate are honored
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-i"~ O-1 "-W? pr#- .-,. ..{ »,.
1 1 3 Y 4 i- -j
ea Baitaa.
On the I2tb of April last tbe Iowa
State Regitter bad the following com
plimentary words of Senator Har
lan's great speech:
"Tbat one of tbe Senators of our
State should gain Such aa entiable
distinction, and render the .party
such excellent and timely servioe,
has been a source of great pleasure
and pride with our people and tbis
feeling of gratulation will bo height
ened by a perusal of tbe speech, and
the convincing proof it of itsolf pre
sent? for the popularity it has gained.
All who read it will feel that ll is
the great speech of a strong man.
It required no liltle oourage, as it
certainly required much ability, to
take up the loadership of the fight
against men ot tho stature of Schurs
and Sumnor. But our quiet-mannered
Senator, without time for prepara
tion, presumed to do. and the sweep
ing power with which he moved for
ward in the effort is shown in the
sucoess attending it. His motion to
tablo the Sumnor resolutions, made
the closing, crowning part of the
speech, jroving tho powerful argu
ments presented by tbe overwhelm
ing Republican majority with which
it prevailed. The fearless manner
in which Senator Harlan faced this
unpleasant duty, tbe skill with whioh
he forced the contest to i*s final issue
and the honoring triumph he
achieved for himself and the good
cause he represented, have added
new laurels to his already great rep
utation as one of the Republican lead
ers of the Senate, and one of the first
statesmen of the country.
represented by the man and
statesman mak ng it and tcill remem
her and preserve it at one of the proud
est contributions yet made to the politi
cal literature and history of our tstate."
..And now in abo^fr-ewo-thirds of
a year iteee U*afr ~^as writfeik^his
same Regitter ia racking ite 6#o
brain and employing all the penny
a-liners which it can procure^to write
down Mr. Harlan, and rob him and
the Slate of the well earned renown
which that same Register said he
had aohieved for himself and his
Tbe Lexington, (Mo.) Caucasian,
whose editor is a Brick Pomeroy, in
a small way, flies the following tick
et at its mast head
Of MUtouri.
Atf .w., .*.
Waira srFBEMAff}
A9P i.
The same paper also contains the
following remarkable letter from
Horace Greeley
Nxw Yoait, Ootober 18,1871.
P. Donan, Jjexington, Mo
Mr DEAR SIR—1 have yours of tbe
14th inst. I have no doubt that the
policy you suggest is tbat which
your party ought to adopt. They
should have run Salmon P. Chase in
1868. Tbon, as tho result of that
contest, tho return oi genuine peace
and thrift would havo beon promo
ted. That policy gave you more last
year in Missouri than could have
been achieved by a parly triumph.
Ton only err as to the proper can
didate. 1 am not the man you noed.
Your party is mostly tree trade, and
I am a ferocious protectionist. I
have no donbt that I might bo nomi
nated and electcd by your help but
it would place us all in false posi
tions. if I, who am adversely inter
ested, can seo this, 1 am sure your
good sense will, on reflection, realize
it. You must take some mun liko
GraU Brown, or Trumbull, OE Gener
al Cox (lato Secretary Interior,) and
thus rely to pacify and reunite, our
country anew. Yours,
Now oomos out the tact that after
a full and earnest discussion in both
Houses of Congress in regard to the
bill appropriating money for the In
dian supplies of which Old Gvard
Complains, the Hou. Wm. B. Alli
son and the Hon. James P. Wilson
voted for tbe same, t-o says the Hon.
J. B. Gi innuli, who also voted tor tbe
bill, and who says further tbat
Judge Hubbard, who was theo a
member of the Committee upon In
dian affairs in the House, and repre
senting the 6th Congressional Dis
trict from tbis State, spoke four times
in favor of the bill, urging its passage.
What! Is it true tbat Mr. Al
lison and Mr. Wilson both voted to
pay the money fur tbeae supplies
which Old Guard claims Harlan and
Sells filched, and that, after a oare
ful investigation of the whole ques
Tbis wholesale infamous slaudor
seems to bo two edged a kind of
boomerang that has a, sort oi back ac
tio* sting.
Nearly a week after Mr. Harlan's
own letter in refcrenooto the alleged
Indian pension fraud has been pub
lished, the Regitter of the 29tb oub
lisbes a letter from a correspondent
of Winterset, Iowa, claiming that
Mr. Harlan remains silent and makes
oo defense. The wrinr ha* evident
ly relied upon the Register for its
news, and so baa not seen the let'er
of course, nor tho offloial record dis
proving tho oharge, for that paper
wilfully rofuses to lay these faolc be
fore its readers.
The Ottumwa (Iowa) Democrat
says its piatiorm "Anything to
beat Grant." It was on that line
the battle ot' tbe W ildei nr*s was
ittght.—Jfo, Denwcrci,
4 V
•nifiorro or To nm ON THE
From the Anatnosa (Jonee Goi)
Tbs pnblio know Ithrlanj have
known bim for many years, have
heard hint speak at many points and
understund that he does not need
•solemn conclaves," to work in the
ilark, bamboosle the people and de
feat tbeir will. "Solemn conclaves"
can be left to place hunters of a third
or fourth rate calibre, and who have
no hope of soceess save by cunning
and obicanery. Harlan through all
the dark years of the rebellion stood
true to his country, was beard in tbo
Senate and at home on the stump.
His constituents everywhere traveled
miles to boar him and returned
strengthened and edified. Where
was Allison in all that time? When
did his voice /ing through the nation
as did Harlan's? His only glory
so far as the newspaper mentioned
him—was his handsome face, beauti
ful locks and being a good fellow
generally. That was the best bis
paid biographer
say, and no less than three times re
pealed in tbe article in the now de
funct Western Monthly: "Allison is
not a great man, but a—jolly good
From the Iowa Falls (Hardin Oo.)
•'Harlan's friends claim the victory
and Allison's friends ditto. Perhaps
Mr. Ailison has the inside tiack, but
the hugost work that has ever been
hoard will be done on the assembling
of our Legislators. Senator Harlan,
with bis great talents, noble reoord,
his wide influence, and unimpeach
alo integrity, (admitted by all but
domocrats) is an old war horse in
battle, and will fight through his
friends to tbe last. Allison, a tal
ented, but younger man, has not tbe
matured judgement and splendid
record of bis competitor, but being a
whole souied active and intensoiy
energetic man, may boar off the
tfie lWoomfield Republican
The Missouri JQemocrat has entered
the serv!ceof a
in an effort to defeat the
of Hon. James Harlan to the Unii
States Senate. In a recent issae of
that paper, a most disreputable at
tack, unworthy tbe columns of any
respectable newspaper, is made upon
Senator Utrrlan's privato character.
Iowa Republicans have a lively rocol
lection of the Democrat's services to
the Democracy in tbe last election ot
the State—how it oontributed to tbe
defeat of tbe regular Republican
ticket. Tbey know how well that
sheet succeeded, and what it may
See fit to say about Iowa politios, will
but have tho least
in d«tar.
mining the choice of a United Stales
Senator to sucoeed Mr. Harlan. Tiie
/Democrat's ignorance of Iowa poli
tics is inexcusable, lorin tbe article
itiluded to the editor professes not to
know whether Hon. James F. Wil
son is a candidate or not.
The re-election of Mr. Harlan is,
we think, one of tbe events that can
not be prevented by any combination
of disappointed otQpe soekers and
democrat haters.
From tbo Sroux City Journal
"We look upon Senator Harlan
us the representative of tbe people,
»nd whose interests are identical
with theirs. Look tbo State over
and soe bow conspicuously this fact
uppears. Go anywhere among the
people—people without political am
bitions people with no selfish ax to
i rind people only anxious to be
servid in the Sonste chamber of the
Union with honesty and honor—and
you find a strong enrront of sympa
thy and admiration for Harlan. Tbis
is a natural bond, for there never
was a man too bumble in station,
or too weuk in inflhenee, that James
Harlan's hand was too good to offer
We find the ioltowing in the edi
torial columns of tbe Register, evi
dently written tor a local purpose
"In a recent lecture on "Rings and
Lobbyists," delivered in Now York,
Gov. ilawley, of Conn., affirmed that
ho knew positively that a present
United States Sunator paid $75,000
for his position."
And now comes Gov. Hawley, edi
tor of the Hartford Oourant, and
"The dour ant endeavored to oor
reca the report the day after it ap
peare *. but the hope of stopping any
thing that gives un itemiiser a chanoe
is wull nigh hopeless. The World,
Harper's Weekly. and othor papers,
naturally enough say it is a very se
rious charge and calls for further ex
planation. The Boston i'oj makes
it tbo basis of a venomously mean
and false squib. General Hawluy
Jesiros to make one more attempt at
correction. Ho did not make the
sertion reported."
W ho is right now, the editor of tbe
Register, or the editor of the Courant,
Gov. Hawley himself?
The personal expense bills of the
Ku-Klux Committee members vary
in amount. It cost each Demoorat
thirty per cent, more than it cost
each Republican to perforin the labors
of tbe commit'ee. Senator Scott
chairman of the committee only spent
#700. Our Blair spent 81,000 Mr.
Beck, of Kentucky, puts in a bill for
81,200. Blair and Beck are both
civil service reformers, and heavy
retrenchment advocates.—Mo. Dem
Tbe talk about tbe ''great princi
ple" tbat a President of the United
States should not be elected to a sec
ond term will not amount to any
thing. There mav be such a great
principle somewhere iu tbe thiu air,
but the practice of ti e American
people has beop to re-elect Ibeir
Presidents wbo pleaded tbem. It is
the custom of ttie country that a
President shall not be elected more
tnan twice. When Washington,
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe. Jackson
aod Lincoln were re-ukcied, it is
useless to talk of barring Grant's
way with a pretended principle
about a socoud term. It bis re-elec
tion is to be prevented, it must be
upon tbe ground that be don't de
serve the mcoession—that wo don't
want him any longer.—Cincinnati
General •fcenaaa's Bait? Ufa.
It is well known that the lato
Thomas Ewing, of Ohio, was the
f||her of General Sherman by adop
tion beforo ho became his father-in
law. Tbe hietoiy of "Ohio in tbo
War" tells how itoame to be: Tbe
members of tbe bar in Lanoastcr
knew tbat Judge Sherman had left
no adequate provision tor his large
family, and it was agroed among
them tbat some of the children
should be educated and supported by
tho legal brethren ot the deceased
parent. In acoordaaee with this ar
rangement, Thomas Ewing, then in
the primo of hisrepntotion as a great
lawyer and statesman, decided to
adopt one of tbe boys. "I most have
the smartest of tbem," to the stories
of the t'mee uHi tbat Mr. Ewing
said te the widow and on the same
authority we havo it that, after con
sultation between the mother and
tbe eldest sister, "Cump," at that im
portant period of bit life at play in
a neighboring sand-bank, was select
ed. Tbo next seven years were
passed !G school boy life in Lancas
ter. Yonng Shertf|a& was fairly
adopted in the BwiOg family, and he
soon made bis way to ail their hearts.
He was sent to the English depart
ment of the village academy, where
he stood well in his olasees, and came
to be a promising boy. "Thefe was
nothing specially remarkable about
him," so writes his foster father, Mr.
Ewing, "exceptingthat I never knew
so young a boy who wonld do an er
rand so correctly aad promptly as
be did." And again: "Ho was trans
parently honest, faithful and trust
orthy." Studious and correct in
his habits, bis progress in education
was steady aaa substantial And so
tbe boy reached bis seventeenth
year. Mr Kwing new bad a vacan
cy at Wost Point in 1 is gift, and be
bestowed it upon the child ot his
old friend. Yoeog Sherman was ad
mitted to the Acade«e|rin June, 1836,
and with the exception of a two
months' furlough in 1889, which be
spent in a visit to bis home in Lan
caster, he remained there continu
ously until his graduation in June,
1840. Starting with a good preliuii
education, ho bad maintained a
tbat he shoald gradeatt fa tbe engi
neer oorps. This, a* be himself wrote
some months before, he was unable
to do, but bis rank was suoh as to
|»ermit him to enter the artillery.—
le was sixth in his class. Tbe
pleasantest glimpses we get of tbe
tour years of cadct life are in the let
ters of the future general to the fair
companion aad playmate of his Lan
caster home. These letters are
sprightly, vivacious, and a trifle ec
owetrio—aot at aM- unlike in style
those graver epistles which at a later
period, were to draw from the un
complimentary Secretary of War the
compliment that "Sherman wrote as
he fought." In 1850, he returned to
the "States," and on the 1st dly of
May big long engagement was closed
by his marriage to Miss Ellen Ewing,
at the residence of her father, then
Secretary of the Interior. Among
tbe guests who graced the wedding
were Daniel Webgter, Henry Clay
and Zuciiary Taylor. He was soon
sent to garrison duly at Jefferson
Barracke, Missouri, and shorlty af
turwards was brevet captain, "for
meritorious services in California
during tbe war with Mexico," was
made commissary, and sent first to
St. Iiouis and then to New Orleans.
The advocates of the one-term
principle applied to the Presidency,
claim that the«last half of the term
of each President is devoted to
scheme* for re-election, thus preven
ting sr. ffloient administration of tbe
laws. If tbis is true of the President,
President making is also the ban9 ot
tht -Senate. Half the members of the
Senate are aspirants for the Presi
doncy, and so during the last two
years of tbe Presidential term they
exhibit themselves beforo tbe country
in the role of breaking down a i Ad
ministration tbey bad helped to
build np, of denouncing a President
tbey bad belpod to elect of exposing
tbe faults of t'ue party to which they
beloDg, to its enemies, and generally
acting the sneaking traitor, under
tho thin disguise of a deeire for re
form. It is the misfortune of tbe
country, and of tbe President, that at
tbe preoent time these Senatorial as
pirants ior the Presidency are
amongst the ablest men in the Sen
ate but nei'her their reverend char
acter, through long servioe in the
Senate thoir great reputation as
statesmen, nor their repeated de
clarations of strict party adhesion,
prevents them from resorting to
every triek and subterfuge known to
tbe politician, whereby odium can be
cast upon the Administration. Of
course, Senators Sumner aud Trum
bull and others are not to bo cen
sured for their lauable ambition to be
President, but it is a sad commentary
on the effects of political life, npon
charaoter. that thc*c mta should
prostitute their high official position
to the base uses of political intrigue,
transforming the gravest Legislative
branch of ihe Government into an
a a for political tlciuagoguism.
Nothing better than deinagoguism
is to be hoped fromUarl »:hurz
By qualities -*ther brilliant
tban profound, iivj lias saddenly
reached the highe*: oliticafposition
to which ho can usi'Ve, and hereafter
it will bu bis partuular happiness to
pull down men above bim in political
Charles Sumner nover can forgive
the President or h: friends for dis
placing bim from lie chairmanship
of tbe Foreign Reunions Committee
hence his conntaiii y recurring reso
lution in regard Santo Domingo,
the venerable Ma-fchusetts Senator
'not being able appreciate the fact,
patent to tbe rest of mankind, tbat
the President's mo^nge, remanding
the whole subject back to the people
tor final arbitrament, was not only
an evidence of loyally to public sen
timent, but an indi' -'ion ot the keen
est political fcagacif which settled
every feeling of diw ater roused by
the impeachi lentspiech oi the great
Senator, an onoe brought the
people over the *ile oi the Presi
bull alwa* exhibits
himself in ti
er, just bcfoi
ittHfttlal ter
Jira n
*•.- -h
spasmodic, lasting until thecuccessor
of the reigning President is nomina
ted. He has similar spasms of smi
ling blandness ior his constituency
once in six yours, which are always
cured by his re-election to the Seo
ate, when his face resumos its origi
nal pucker, and be at once settles
into bis true position as a cold, pas
sionless, but able law-maker. If
Senator Tru nbull will relinquish the
idea tbat tbe Chicago "Tribune" can
mako bim President, he may become
a true reformor, and, relieved from
this bootless ambition, his solid worth
as a patriot statesman, will endear
him to the whole people.
From the Ohtoafo Journal.
The fellow who writes letters to
tho Chicago Tribune, from Washing
ton, over the signature of "Gatb"—
vrbich stands for that addle-brained
Bohemian, George Alfred Townsend
—brings but little credit to the ool
umns of that factions sheet Hie last
letter is a tissue of personal vilifioa
lion of some of the best and ablest
Republicans in the United States Sen
ate. If bis masters—Sumner, TrnraJ
bull, and Sehara—find it neoeeaary
to secure the servioea of suoh a com
mon blackguard aa he is to plead
their cause and libel their Senatorial
rivals ia statemanship, their case
must indeed havebeoome desperate.
Tho Tribune of yesterday morning
contained a letter from tbis vilitier,
whom it employs to lie and petifog
tor it and its pots at the National
Capital, which is devoted to the
abuse of those Senators who occupy
tbe position of friends aod supporters
of tbe Administration. He demol
ishes Morton, of Indiana, by stating
tbat "be stands well with the ladies
of the White House," by declaring
that his "passions" aro "stronger than
bis will," and by comparing bim to
Andy Johnson. Conkling, of Ke^r
York, he sets down as having "de
generated into a third rate managing
politician." Matt. Carpenter, of
Wisconsin, be calls "the brilliant Bo
hemian of the Senate." Ho tells us,
that Howe, of Wisconsin, and Ed
munds, of Vermont, are "standing
candidates for the Supreme Court,"
-w. n»ia |.
tii. -mm. why tbey
aretHTCMlMBOf tfifr^President He
saye John Shermaa Vha candidate
tor re-election ia Ohio, and —||wila
the Adminiatration because he waste
its influenooto tbat end and say* of
htm, furthermore, that "be lacks tbat
nameless something which gives a
man individuality, magnetism and
power," but "has been long in train
ing as a wire-puller and party mana
ger." Oi the two Senators from Ne
vada, he says, Nye is a "buffoon" and
"a brilliant and shiftless rid man,"
ami that Stewart ts "simply a mi
ning, land and wild oat altornoy."—
As regards Harlan, of Iowa, this pet
ty libeler of great men accuses
him of questionable "opvrations"
both while Secretary of the Inte
rior and Chairman of the Indian
committee, accuses him oi "re
quiring the assistance of all the Bish
ops andtpapal Legations of tbe Metb
odist Church, and "says he is an in
defatigable correspondent of tho
Colfax stamp, writing at least one
letter a year to every householder in
the State ot Iowa." Pomeroy, ot
Kansas, he stigmat'ees "Dry Beans."
and Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine, he
calls a "heavy colossal buffoon," and
says he is "essentially an offioe-get
ter, and not mnch besides." Pre
lingbuyson. of New Jersey, be ridi
cules, because bo is "a man oi wha'
might bo oalled a pious eharaoter,
ooming from a good family stock.'i
Chandler, of Michigan, be thinks
don't amount to anything, and that
Ferry, bis colleague, amounts to even
less. Those "Minnesota chaps," as
he calls Ramsey and Windom, are
"common-place men," aad "dealers in
old junk and aa ior Hitohoook, Ihe
new Nebraska Senator, be is no
Tbe letter, be it borne in mind,
appears in a professedly Republican
newspaper and is' written by oue
who is kept on hire at Washington
by that newspaper for the special
purpose of writing just such letters,
llis instructions appear to be to write
Sumner, Trumbull and Schurs into
notoriety as model statesmen, to
write down all other Senators as
fools aud knave*, and to sneer at,
misrepresent and blackguard the
President oi the United States and
bis Administration to the utmost.
If Sumner, Trumbull and Schurz,
and their Chicago organs, are short
sighted euougb to think that this sort
of lowflung personality—this dirty
stylo of assault upon distinguished
and fuithfnl Republican Senators,
wbo aro chosen representatives of
tbe people, will be effective in its ob
ject of building themselves up and
tearing the latter down, they will
find soon eoough that they are great
ly mistaken.
The Dubuque Times thinks tho
West, aud especially Iowa, has no
reason oi oom plaint ovor the forma
tion of tbe Committees by Speaker
Blaine. Well, perhaps not, but still
wu canuot help thinking that it is a
little quevr thai New England, with
but little more tban twice tbe popu
lation oi' Inwa, should have tbe
Chairmanship ot five Committees to
our one, CJUIH
Bluffs Nonpariet.
One plausuble and probably truth
ful reason nrged by tho Times why
Iowa members aro not more honored
was that they are new men and yet
it favorti tbo recatliug of our ablest
Senator, wbo stands high in public
Iowa will never have much influence
in the councils of tbe nation till *ht
adapts tho custom ot New England
as long as they are willing to eer^e*
Muscatine Journal.
They tell of an inter* sting sceue in
tbe Legislature when the Governor's
Message intormed the members that
"we are all democrats—we are ali
republicans.' A rural member,
slightly toddified, j-.mped from his
eoat and exclaunoil to his neighbor,
"That'.-, a good idea we're alldruhk
aod we're all sober let ua all go out
aud take
,r a.a»*n v. .K
j^ ''^,-»': -f.„. }"*. ''j^
.,2.- -Mv. ..*
I often think of childhood'* i«y»,
And tbouBli I'm hut youth,
i think of aft my childish plsys.
Or tops and marbles, bat inu.
Of innoo*nceanil truth
OfpUylDg '.'ifo to mill cf
JUltdsarer to ray baart than Slir
Was eoastlDg
ths bill
Still aoinn the world its changeful way.
JOT fading into sorrow
They who are haughty rich to-day,
Are humbly poor to-morroir.
Thus some go up, and «omc go down,
And many 'gainst their wilt.
Are whirling round and round,
Like coasting on the hill.
Iong year* may roll ere I am dots
With ths oft changing world*
And daj s of frolic and fun,
la the past be hurled
But, though aar life be one of toy.
My heart will ever thrill
With sweetost thought of whea a boy,
1 oosated on tbe hill.
That there is nothing iu the pres
ent plea of locality favorable to the
claims of Mr. Allison, but that it is
decidedly against him, it is only nec
essary to examine tbe records to con
vince even the moat prejudicco. Tho
friends of Mr. Allison claim that tbe
north half of tbe State is entitled to
the Secalornhip. Mr. Allison lives at
Dubuque. If we divido the Stato
norlb and south, we find that he lives
in the east half of tbe State, on tbe
east line a little north of the oentor.
If we divide tbe State east and west,
wo find that he lives near thejiouth
east corner of tbe north half. Which
ever way the Stale is divided Mr.
Allison's location would more nearly
represent the east half of tho State
tban it would the north, south, or
west half. If we were to use the
locality argument made by Mr. Alli
son and hie friends, we could show
that tbe west half ot the State has
never beeu represented in tbe U. S.
Senate, and is tbe only half of the
State tbat has cause to oomplain.—
But tor their purpose the/ have di
vided tbe State into a North and
South, and claim that Mr. Allison,
wbo lives on the east line of the
north half and toward tbe southeast
uorner, is the representative of the
brains and ability of the whole north
part of the Stale. Tbis may be flat
tering to Mi Allison, bat it certainly
is not complimentary to many gen
tlemen of ability who live in the
north-part of the Statcoataide oftbe
atlj aad iioa^Hf «f
Moutes Review.
Pram Ute New Tork Times.
The President and Cabinet have
adopted the recommendations of Mr.
W. Cnrtis's Civil Service Com
mission without reservation, and or
dered them to go into cffect on tbe
first of next month. This is prob
ably about the very last thing in the
world which Senator Schurz expected
or desired. While the Commission
waa sitting, Schurs went about the
members of it, saying that they
might as well put their work in the
fire, for the President was eertain to
suppress it. We ask the publio to
bear in mind, in common fairness,
that Schurz and his "soreheads"
have never interested themselves in
this Commission in any way except
to discourage it. The administration
called tbe Commission into existence
it only received tbe report on Mon
day afternoon, and on Tuesday
morning it declared its intention of
adopting it. The measure itself will
to a most unwelcome one for men
like Schurz and Penton, for it im
poses tUuoas as the test of ot&ce, and
takes away tbe power of appoint
ment for political reasons. What
Schurz and Fenton wanted was to
control patron ape—not to seo it
thus placed hopelessly beyond their
reaoh. They will now bate and
abuse the President worse tban over,
but the people will have a clearer in
sight into tbeir motives and purposes
tban they have hitherto had ihi
Telegraphic News!
ufoiTSB nnaiLTfn nswran.
Twill—The i
estimation, and the sending of a com-1 says that tho men mutinied anil shot
paraliyc!y new man in hi* place.— Baker, and another that only Baker
and his wife wore kft of the ex)odi
They adjourned
drink." Tney adjoi
to au adjacent benzinery, and, in tho
role of it great reform- i language of Bret II arte, "tho subso
the close of each Pre* queut procveiliu^s intervst them no
aOaok i* only Democrat*
NHW YORK, Dec. 28.
JKweed's whereabouts is still un
known to officials, who are on the
bunt for bim. llis triends say that
he will appear at tbe proper time. It
is asserted that his jiririlege as Sena
tor will exempt him from arrest but
it appears tbe law does not cover a
case like his, as it tipcc.fies ibat free
dom from arrest does not extend to
persona charged with violation of
publio trusts.
The Tribune as»ortn that steps
have been taken to arrest weed on
charges thai are graver than any
heretoforo made.
Tbe Tribune also says that as a
precautionary measure in the mattor
of the investigation of the Custom
lioutc lruuds by the Cou^rusnional
Committee, tour inspectors and one
ciurk. who arc wituvs»cs, wiil bo dis
missed. Also that the impression
••ought to be conveyed by Cubtpni
ilouserumois is that I be iovestiga- i
tiou will "»e a whit washiu^ atfair.
A Cairo. Kgpt. loiter of Dee. 1st
says that a report is current there
that Sir Samuel Baker aud his men
who bad been exploring Central Af
rica aud the headquarters ot (ho Nile
bad died of starvation. Oue report
Cbas. R. Burroughs
in keeping her best men in Congress yesterday dead, by tho Sheriff, who
\4| tt
-j ^Sfc, .•%«
i,. .:'•
was found
went to servo an attachment on liim,
sitting on two chairs in his house in
Patterson, N. J. lie committed sui
cide by poison, on the lOih of Dec.,
his body remaining frozen stiff until
tound in his room yusterday.
mmm Wr-rTtrriMitfVKi
V01. 23, Ho. 38.
mong the things seized were 2000
well executed certificates of Erie N.
Y. R. R. sharon, 1000 bonds of the
City of Lyons, together with a large
number of lithographic plates.
A large crowd assembled at Court
to-day, wbere Tweed's sureties were
being examined, expecting Tweed to
be there, but bo did not come.
Abeat Tweed
NKW YOUK, Dec. 29.
It is strongly, supposed among re
fortoers tbat the continued sitting of
tho grand jury of the Oyer and
Terminer Court is owing to the ring
I influence, tbeir object being to pre
sent tbo finding of further indict
mentft by tbe General Sessions grand
jury. The Oyer and Terminer
grand jury have beon occupied a
long time investigating Jim Fisk's
case, but thus far without any prac
tical results.
Tweeds hiding plaoe does not yet
appear to bo known, except to the
sheriff and a few others. The Her
ald says that Tweed yesterday was
negotiating with an agent of Thos.
A. Soott, for the disposal of some ol
his property.
Later (rem New Terk—Tweed kaa lw
rendered aid mlgaad htssflce.
Niw YORK, Dec. 2e.
Tweed surrendered to tbe sheriff
to-day, and .Richard M., his son was
acoepted an hia security in place of
Terrenca Farly.
G. IV. Vannort has beeu appointed
Commissioner of i'oblio Works, by
ths Mayor, who received Tweed's
formal resignation.
Quite an excitement has been
created by these events. Tweed af
ter the necessary requirements were
gone through with at tho Sheriff's
office, went to hisofficein the depart
ment of Pnblic Works and introduced
bis -successor, Vannort, to lb* em
Dispatches from Tuscon Ariaona
say that the Pinal silver mines are
enormously rich.
The trial of 1U7 citizens and Indi
ans for killing Apaches near Camp
Grant. Ariaona "Territory, nas devel
oped the fact tbat the Apaohes were
not men. their reservation, and al
though ftitf by tbe government they
were engage# in direet hostilities
against the settlers. A vwrdfot of
acquitted is folly expected. Advices
from tbe Camanobe reservation rep
resent depredations by the Indians
from the reservation is pregnant.
te Death.
There has been no interruption of
travel on the Central Pacific from San
Franoisco to Ogden, and trains are
running regularly on time.
The roads between Sao Franoisco
and Saoramento **ill be in running
order in a day or two, if the storm
Three car loads of Japaneeee and
Chinese silks, valued at two million
dollars were sent East from here on
Tuesday, and one hundred and eighty
tons ot Chinese and Japanese teas
were sent overland to New York to
Two boys named Robert® aud
ones, aged 10 and IS, were frozen
to death near Virginia City yester
Qtaatrm at Uttle Beck Arkaaaae.
One of the greatest fires that over
occurred in onr city, broko out at 1
o'olock and raged until midnight.
One whole square of buildings, irom P'e,'e
McCalmont's corner to tbo Odd
Fellows Hall, ia destroyed including
printing office. The fol-
houses as far Sb oan be a-cer-1
taiued at thia time, are burnt out:
McCalmonts drug atoru McLeans
clothing store liornbrook A Town
I send, gr.jcers Shepherd, boots and
shoes Landberger, dry goods A i
Kemsell, gunsmith Southern ec
i press office Beyrs saioon Helmick's
livery stable Journal office and i
oue or two other smaller offices and
shops Odd Fellow* building badly
dameged. Judge Wiltshire and aj
man named Sheets were badly hurl
by falling limber. Tho, buildings
were principally frame.
letter Biyliiiei aa* Leu ol Ufc.
BALI'IMO&E. Dec. 28.
A boiler in the steam mill ol
i Harrington Bros, exploded thi
morning, killing one of tbe propric
tors, and injuring severely several
other persens. The bntldug a
complete wreck.
In tbe Wharton trial Susan Jobf
negro cook of Mrs. Whartoh, testifi
ed that while making the bed ot Gen.,
Ketchuui the day before he died, she
tound a tumbler containing cracked
ice betwoen the bolster and head
board, also tbat a small pbial rolled
down into bed from near where tht
tumbler was, that swelled as if it
contained laudanum. Ketcii.ttm, wat
always droway when she weat into
his room.
Tbe Ktoam Frigate Chattanooga
lying iu the channel at I^eague Is
laud, sprang a leak and sank. It it
supposed %ho was cut through bv
tbe%i*? --*r
WASHINGTON, l)eo 28.
The Committee appointed by thv
Seo. of the Treasury to examiue the
Printing Bureau report everything
Tnere havo been one hundred att^
eight eases ot measles in this city' nr. lxn* UMi XB.
during tho pasl week. Further rdvices from Sedulia oou-1
Advices trom Geneva, .Switzerland, tlrm the previous aocounts of the pm Uoiidau Presents oo and" aee
state tbat the police there reccutU killing of negroes iu Saline
i o n u
Published every evctjlug.aiaiidar'qiCceptMl
To mail Rnbacrfbers, per year IT OP
fl months 4 0*
.I months- Si
1 month 0t
by (Jair!«r. per
The Courier Job Department,
Complete ith uew
'ihrijjcs AJsrr pjRKeifJM.
From A VISIUUK Caril to a Mammoth
execntetl in «ool Stylo. Kn»tirn prices ar4
work dniillcrled.
LONDON, Dec. 28.
A bulletin from Sandringbatn
states that the Prince had a good
nights rest and that his strength i*
slowly returning. Archb'ahop of'
Canterbury b^w ordeied tho discon
tinuance of spcoial prayers for the
recovery of the prince.
HOME, Dec. 28.
A royal decree hae been issued
carrying into effeot the commerce
treaty reoently concluded between.
Italy and tbe United State*.
Tbe orticiu! Journal deuies that.
Germans made any arrest* ot French
cilitons to be held »s hostages.
The Committee on the Bank of
France are disposed to increase tb«t"
circulation of tbe Bank to three hun
miliion instead of six hondred Bul
lions as demanded by the govern-^
Gambetta, while at Versailles re
cently, addressed Republicans, coun
selling patience and moderation*
A meeting of about 300 residents
ot Port Union, Butler Co., was held
last night to give expression to
tbeir feelings ooncerning tbo unex
pected acquittal of Tom MoGehan for
the murder ot Myers. Resolutions
were adopted denouncing ibejury.
Judge McKenny and McGeban's at
torneys, and also demanding that
MoGehon shall leave the oountrp.
finra* Ohicaff*—Baew
CHICAGO, Deo. 29.
A fire yesterday afternoon destroy
ed the Northwestern Mattress Han
nfketory in tbe northern so barbs of
the city. Loss $18,000 to $20,000.
Accounts from various localities in
Northern Iowa represent the weath
er as extremely cold with heavy
snows. Weather quite mild here
withprospeet of rain.
II A LI TAX, Dec. 28.
The bark Hibernia has been piok
ed up off the coast and towed into
port. No tidings ol her qr«w«
According to the Pilot, Boston hae
60 priests and 100,000 Catholice. In
the entire state there are over 200
priests and 400,000 Catholics.
Those indofatigable students, ths
Duyckinks, track Yankee Doodle to
tbe old land of their ancestors (Hot
land), and claim that Dutch laborers
used to sing:
Yanker dldis, toerfte down,
Dtdel, dudel, lee ter,
vlver. *oover vown,
Botermllk and tauter.
Pure California Wines and
dies, direct from Mr. Rose' .Sunny
Slope Vineyard. Los Angelo, Califor
nia. Received direct from the
Vineyard, by Taylor, Blake A Co.,
who have been appointed by Mr.
Bose (who formerly resided in the
D. M. Vailey), Sole Agent lor tbis
territory, for the sale of these wines
and brandies. We can and do confi
dently rccom mend those wines to the
afiicted. for tbeir purity and tnelic
taal qualities.
While we believe the California
wines nd brandies preferable to
the foreign, we can sell them much
LION'.-—The largest and most corn-
over brought west
of the Mississippi river, beyond any
iloubt. w now in store at Taylor,
Blake & Co.'s, and isofferoa at tower
prices tban ever before in this mar
T. B. A Co., request tbit those
wbo think oi beautifying their
homes nl little cost—to call aud ex
amine their stock.
DKlHiS! DRUG*'! Selected
Pure and Fresh of every known kind,
oan be bought from Ta lor, Blake &
Co., at most reasonable prices. Their"
slock of Patent Medioinos is unexcell
ed west of Chicago. Tiiis houee ia
agent for tho sate ot nearly all the
Patent Medicine*, so that when you
buy from them, you are sure of a
genuine article.
fo not forget that Taylor. Blake A
Co keeps a tull and complete line of
Shoool Book**.
The Qreat Ptcterial Aaanal
iioslettor'a I'mLed States Almaaao iur
for distribution, gratis, throughout
tho United Statoe, snd all civillxtKl ooun
trioH of tuo Western Hemiepitere, Is
published aad ready for delivery, is tlis
English, Ot-rman, Frein'h, Norwegian,
Welsh, -'rodislj, fln!l»iid, Bohemian andh
Spanish language*, nod nil who wish tc
Understand ite
true pt|los«pi}V of
ebouM mid ,tnd ponder the vulaablesuic-
geeti 'UM it oootaia.- Jn addition to sr
admirable mtdk
truatlsr ou tbe c*nse.
"n and
great variety
Vslna 1
laekinK The
a two cent
captured the firm ot Hentiy & (,V It is said that great excitement ex- L/ 'T jTT
who wore running au-untitiu -Natioi.- i®t# theio, soil tie negroon aro ptinv I Gold aod Siilver w atchos, ana the m
al Banks, but were really a counter-[stricken Kiforts ore Heuig made to.S.dies Favorite ths Laity Itlfn w»leht
jfetti»geo»om en a iMgeaeftle, 4- swthe ftcte ia tfee tmm ^vObarlie Be^hman's.
«ises--i -, i' *-mlract'» iitrge amount ot'
iulVrj.&'i u i!itere-.ticg to 'lie merchant,
the mluer, ths fariuw. tb*
planter. prol- u -a)nn! tnan itnd th
uaiL-ulHt'ocis lwv« wn nittde Tor audi ui
Xldlans «au hitnuut» un are moal suiui^
U ir:ivt
ari ruupr^henelve
nature, u«*s, aud '»ir«nrU:n
.sanitary effects of
Citters, the
HoeUll«r'« itosia'!
umir and alterative
more thuu half 11£* Christian v.rld, me
fully set forth ir
which ere also
wit!) pictorial illustration*,
for tho ho"ia*hoKl
fa-m linmoroiih anecdotes, and other m-
mid »mu«iu,c
ordinal mid nelecU'd.
Amonp the Annuals to
year, this will be nne "l
Ihe moei useful,'and may be
proprietors, Ueasrs. iloxUI
."niith, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
on receipt!
stamp, will
by mail
in tra
a oopv
anypt-i.ion wbo run not pro-
neighborhood. The
olty, town end vil­•
e e i n e v e y
lage and ureeitii-i«tvelvtwed throughout
the entire elvilixed woi
Prom the amount of land selos re
ported, iu to-days paper, it doee not
eeeoti is it tbe times were very hard
or that money was very scarce.
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