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i# E wrxug n FritlaMd ThUeAW IWH*' I OlHiM of te •Mi*. ft* w** partnwnt. oflotei r»m of th« OMHtr Offlolal P»p*r of thaOitjr. TERMS: $140 FEB YEAR IN ADT1NCE. IMAmBiirauTiw w in OIVIOK-Oi the Corner Market and Bar NlMMH,MWtlw fMOOM. «w lilll|mlH» kr UmMT HlMmntMll-w"4—HwWiil |»y all mi«««fc» iwm hwiik«oa« th wililimiilM HMH II Irti mi., in romtb* Dally of the lTtlu •The Muscatine Journal takes na to tbnsly: "The Ottnmwa Courier, whioh ia be self-constituted defender of every bing done by the Legiilnan, apofi see for the reooas on aooonnt of tho bseooe of tho visiting committees the various State institutions.— L'hisis the pretest, we know, but it an exoaediagly flimsy one. The plo would have had more ooofl io tho honesty and good sense tha members of the Legislature ho are riding the eootiomioal hobby thay had seen then make an earn* •Sort to abolish tho law giving W while the/ are not on duty, woald not havo required over ten iautee to pat through a bill ameud the present law fixing the per iem of members so that none oould raw pay during an adjournment, nless on duty as visiting commit and tbua have saved the State y #10,000. We are glad to see nomy, bat let those who profess oossistent let them be willing preetioe it even whea it does not money in their own pookete." The reason for this is as follows: e have taken ocoaaiou to say that certain oorreapondent of the Jour- I represented, in a letter to that ir, written from Dee Moines, that slatora had no ose for stamps, ipt to write letters, when they to take papers all of whioh writer ought to know, and prob* ly did know, was a alight variation the truth. Forther, we said i ws aotioed oertain influential fpers, who approved retrenchment the part of the House, in the way sabsoription for newspapers and the newspaper publication of tho s, were slyly making nse of the trenohment dodge before the peo* [ls,t»y bowling abont the woaderfnl nditure oooasloned by the reoess of whioh we should have heard »g of, from these dear friends ra, il they had not had their hurt on the newspaper qaes Bat bow is it about this quas of a reoess Th® Journal assumes that we were Myiog that there existed a iity for a reoess, on acoouat of absence of say thirty members visiting committees but the imber* oaght not to have any pay they were aosent. list na oon for a moment: More than a re of the members wonld be near half the time of the reoess going me and returning, and havo to pay ir expenaes for tbe earns. How at re-imbarsing them for their e lost and money expended many of these members, oon ntiously anxious to have the wa of their constituents upon i Bi nt meaanree pending, as well as pare for the introduction of ones, apend, for this pnrpoae, a ion of the recess. How will oni bors provide for this? Still (hs Journal fails to inform its era that we said" tbe present ialatore waa endeavoring to paas bill doing away with these viaitiog mmittoee by providing that certain te officers shall do tbia work, and get rid of the seeming necessity Sr future receeses. If we may be permitted to make a suggestion, let say meet the real bone of oooten #n squarely, to-wit: the newspaper Wbaonpiion and tbe pnblioation of Ike laws. We do not believe in the igislature taking newspapers at publio expense nor do we be vs it best to publish all the laws a general nature as heretofore.— e think that laws tooching roads, jleboola, townahip organisation, p«nal ptatutes, 4c., which are matters of Interest to the general publio, might ^e published in the newspapers to |j|ood effect. Therefore we would, if possible, amend tbe taw in relation So the publication of tbe laws in the ewspepers, to this end. Had the gislatare taken tho same amount newspapers as two years ago, and ,the aot in regard to the publication •f the laws were to remain as here tofore, which we understand would pelade the publication of the new Revision, the oost for the whole wo'd /amount to from 1130,000 to »160,0o0. In view of this, we say we nnequiv ooally and deoidedly oppose inch an expenditure. what say yoa, of the ^Journal 'f Ws close with a correction of oar friend's figures, Takiag oat, say thirty members, for the visiting committees, and tbe pay of the bal anoe of tbe members woald not be ,#vsr $7,000, for the working days %f tho reoess. Tho trouble with those grumbling at the eoonomy efforts ol tho Legislature is, that would pour from the b*iog hols, and aro vexed because tiiey can't UTAH ELECTION. Brigbam Young votes his women in Salt Lake and cleans tbe platter. Toe Gentiles gave np tbe contest when Brigbam not only votes his wives but also bis numerous progeny, male and female. We doubt very riouely Whether women, rghtj, Brigbam interprets thorn, and po gamy woald work very well to ther. This a new dodge of tbe Mormon atriarohs, and plaoee Salt Lake and |V*mt°Or virtually under his oon tf permuted. •vw, few w%t Un WllpMturn pM 14 k UnMM«i*MaWbkl wptp..: *t r?i Samner and 8ohan new attack the administration, as tho next step after the investigation of the Custom House, for selling arms, as (bey al lege, to the Frenoh daring the Franoo-Prussian war. Soharrtiays that he was complaioed to aboat this matter a year ago, bat did not say anything about it then, because the friends of th* admiaistratlon might be led to justify the aotioa of tbe government, hnd it might la this way disturb the friendly relations be tween Germany and the U. S.— Schora is very thoughtful, indeed.— He has reoonsidered tbe matter now or rather found a good plaoe to put this story to good aoooant, vis: to fire the German heart against Graat so fiar ss he ean make them believe It It will be a oharming thing to assist him, Brown and Frank Blair, in run ning Missoari politics and his share of the "Passive" policy. It also pre sents Sutnnsr with another Janut faoed elab to vent his splsen with, engendered, beosase forsooth, the President felt conatrained to remove hia friend tbe ambroaial Aabley from the Governorship of Montana, and because the Preeident saw fit to havs J. Lathrop Mo'.ley report to him and be governed by him rather than Samner in regard to oar relations with Great Britain, and because he therefore removed Motley also.— Drive on, gentlemen yoar valuable time ia the United States 8enate might just as well be pat ia, ia setting np pins intended to preveat the re nomination of Grant, as anything else, perhaps. But yon shoald re member that the intelligence of tbe American people, nataral and foreign born, can see that matters a year old, to his own knowlsdge, as Sohars says, are not thas resurrected on the eve of a Preeidential nomination, ex cept for a sinistsr purpose. To-day Frank Blair aad Carl Sohars really represent the rebel element of the State of Missouri, in the U. S. Benate, and ii they were now to be voted for, by the people of that State, for any position, three fourths of their supporters wonld be those who were traitors, and many of whom have not ohanged in heart, yet. WPttWWM OONTBfVTtON. Supervisors from about thirty oountios in the Stato are holding a Convention at the Capital and dis oassing and adopting saoh recom mendations as tbey see proper to make to the Legislatare. We give below several resolutions passed by that body, February 14th. We g'ean from the State Register Rttolved, That it is tbe aenae of thia convention that it ia tbe duty ol the Legislature to regulate tbe rates of freights and tariff on Bailroads of the State. Jieiolved, That this convention re gards the Registry Law as useless and expensive, and therefore reoom mendb its repeal, exceptin cities ex ceeding a population of 5,000. Resolved, That this convention here' y asks tbe Legislature of Iowa that they umeod tbe uleotion laws so as to make it the doty of some member of the Boa'd of Election to return the poll books to the oflloer of tbe Connty Auditor. Resolved, That the Transfer Law ujonld be eo amended bat tbe Clerk tbe Diatriot and Circnit Courts be reqaes*.ed to file certificates with the Auditor, showing tho transfer made in said county, by will or decree of partition. Resolved, That it is tho sense of this ooavontion that tbe property of Railroad Companies should be taxed as the property of individuals. Resolved, That this convention re quest tbe Legislature now in season, to repeal tbe law requiring the acts of the Legislature to be published io the newspaper*of the different conn ties of thin State. liesolvtd, That the Legislatare be reqasted to change $eo. 309 of tbe Revision of I860, providing for tbe call of special meetings of the ard —so as to provide that the request eball be addressed to the County Auditor Instead ot the Clerk of the District Court. The consolidation of revenue dis tricts will aoon be made. Aa tbe number of articles upon which taxes aro collected is reduced, as well the graud total of taxes collected,tbe necessity for tbe present number of officers doea not exist. Gradually, but surely, the tax gathsrera, the off springs of tbe ne jessitios of a demo oratio rebellion are paasing away un der the akil'ful and prudent manage ment of tho same leadership that put to rout the armiea of rebellion and their copperhead allies, while at the same time the aatioaal oredit stands second to that of no other upon the globe. Kxaos.—In our article of yester day in reference to the complaint made of the administration about selling arms to the French, we were made to say that Grant did not recall Motley, when the oontrary was in tended. The German Republican Centra) Committee, of New York, held a meeting at whioh thoy passed the following very timely and sensible resolutions: "Resolved, That the German Re publicans of tbe city and county of New York pledge tbeir nuqualitied support to tbe oandinate tor tbe Presidency who will get tbe nomina tion by the next Republican National Convention." "Reaolved, That ws indorse the present administration, anu express oonfidenoe in its integrity and abili* •V Vf. U f' |.f- .i^ ••t.'VJSl(?Tvi OONTBimON OB OOIVBPIRAOT From t'ii« Cttoaco Evening Journal. The question of questiona among the politicians is appointed for definite settlement on tho 6th day of next June. Pabiic and pri vate discussion of candidates and policies will have full swing for four months, and then an expression will be made of the popular judgment within tbe lines ot tbe Republican party. That judgment will be de cisive of a good many things fiercely agitated just now in politioal circles, and the good sense of tho country is not likely to regret that such decis ion oan be put as a bar to ambitious squabbling. It is undoabtsdly a laudable ambi tion in some soore or two of our na tional leaders, to be President once or twice. Probably a hundred score of truly able men outside ot politics might honorably oh erish the same asnbiiion. Bat, unfortunately, we want bat one st a time, and want that one foar years at onco, and sometimes a second four years. It is qaite impracticable, therefore, to make tho Presidency a reward of merit. The great men take that view of it there has been a time in tbe past when the nation allowed that view to have weight but now and benoeforth the peoplo are qaite be yond giving the least weight to con siderationa of thataort. They want tho country well governed they do not oare a copper whntber political or other greatness gets supreme ot floe as a reward of merit. The weightiest interests of government are at stske with every national election, and personal interests whatever tbey may be, aro of no ac count whatever in comparison. No General, Senator, Governor, Repres tative, or other public men, can es tablisb, by any services whatever, any olaim worthy to be considered for a moment, to tbe neglect of the supreme question how tomakesareof government by good law well ad ministered. An enemy lies in wait to surprise the places of law and order, not "only in sections where lately rebellion i vanwant, but wh«|Mw atygn di vide at tee poUa. Pnryearsto#wne there oan be no question at all im portant compared with the question bow to surely oircuavont this ene my. Politicians may forget this even statesmen may fail to give it due pre-eminence bat the people, who farnish the blood and treasure to the veins of the nation, neither tail nor forget. Whoever would have tbe people with him must recur to thix problem ot loyalty, this grand resolution, that justice shall aland here, secure as tbe Mountains, broad and open as tho plains, of the continent. Personal or publio virtues will not Suffice any candidate apart from bis •trwgtk aa* reprvMOutlint sf law ana urilor. Tbe wisdom of Prank lin freshly spplied by Mr. Greeley is of no account if Mr. Greeley is at all inferior as a representative of dis creet and decided loyalty The philanthropy of Sumner can have no weight if Sumner is not both sure and strong as a candidate of the loyal masses. Geographical claims, proper aa tbey are in themselves, cease to Le claims if tbey do not exactly concur with the national judgmont as to the best man or tlie best rnon to lead tbe national sti ugi le for existence. The nation b*s become too conscious of unity under the burden of one desperate necessity, to stop to con sider the local claims agaiLst nation al. If the smallest hamlet of Rhode Island can .furnish tbo best names to tbe ticket of tbe Dartv of national security, tho peoplo will accept those names. All such questions, in fact, are children's play in the presence of exigencies such as recent years bave created, and years yet to come must meet. It is this deep and lasting fact which makes utterly idle the divert conspiracies to gobble up the Prcsi lency in the interest of some cliquo of discontented poitician*, or some cnbal of ambitious demagogues.— There is no man in the country who can hope to win even a single point in tbat game. No set of inen are equal '.o tbat trick. Mr. Scburs may talk as though he were the better half of a German Empire ho will find tbat this nut ion has some time since learned to go alone. Mr. Sum ner may invoke tbe august dignities of rhetorical philanthropy, tbe maj esty of pouderoua pdtitical sermon isiug, but will be like any other no body in thia matter, if be doea not stand with tbe people and for tbe people, to scoure, not the whims of a vain theorist, but tbe simple aims of good law well administered. Sohars is a very smart man, and Sumner a very great preacher—at least these things are so set down in tbe record—but tbo two together will not weigh a feather when the real issae shall be made up. The bole into which McClellan and Chase went, has ample room for them too, if tbey are ambitious of political extinction and no tears will be shed at tbeir burial. We are past whimpering about loat leaders we are psople quite able to do with out leaders, or to make them tnd nothing is more certain than that men of rank and repute, who pre sume in the slighteat degree upon tbeir peraonal dignity and authority to turn tbe people from the simplici ty ot loyalty, will find themselves totally without iuiluenoo. Tbe tricks of testy dignity, German or Ameri can, engage publio talk without af feciiug publio action. It mutters fui less to tbe people what Mr. Scburz and Mr. Sumner will do, than it does to tboae gentlemen themselves. They bave each a vote apiece tuey can UiHgrace themselves w.th it if thoy choose. Ever sinco the close of the war po litical ambition baa hoped to find a semi-loyal chance to bestride tbe na tion. The Cbioago Tribune was sold oat to an interest of that sort when Trombull voted against bringing An dy Johnaon's head to the block. Trnmbuil bad a little acheme which he has bold oo to with snxioua per sistency. lie wanted to bo a seini Ku-Klux President. Like otber can didates tor destruction, be has been as blind as a madman, and still eber isbes a vain expeotation thst the Chi [eafO Tribute will throw tike great Established in 1848. OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBBUABY 22,1872. Northwest into tbe scale of his am bition and elect him President. Un happily tbe Chicago Tribune repre sents only tbo votes of one man, who is nothing politically, and one man who is a Democrat, and neither of whom have any influence. A less inflaontial sheet could hardly be named. If the nominal editor of tbe Tribune is anything, be is a Demo crat. The real editor of the Tribune, who rules it by owning sixty-five shares of its stock, does not care a copper for Republican interests he only wishes to make money. Is it to bo supposed that such persons are of any account in national politics, of any weight in tbe counsels of the Northwest? The man does not live who would give tbom ono dollar to disase a method of treachery and falsehood, and really advocate what tley pretend to uphold. And as tho Chicago Tribune is, so ia Trumbull'a scheme for riding into political Jerusalem on th? foal of a ku-Klux ass. It is nowhere. Public affairs are not settled in that way— those, at least, wbioh remain in tbe bands of tbe people. A pinched and chilled hosannah on tbe lips of the editor of tbe Tribune will not make Trambull a political Messiah. And as for the Democratic party, with a fresh traitor at the head of it, it will be just what it has beon to tbo loy al masses, with the difforence of one more unfortunate gone to bis doom, the sure doom of dishonorable com plieuy with treason IT DONT WOM. Tbe great intelligence upon which is founded tbe allegiance of Republi cans to their party renders the hope tbat any great numbei can be whee dled or coaxed into new combinations absurd. That any portion of the Republican party can coalesce with Democracy, unless some mighty onuses are shown therefor, is simply impossible. Personal revengoa, per sonal piques, and all the otber little personal winds which fill the sails of special barks, cannot blow tbe Re publican party from its moorings.— Tbe plans, then, laid down, or the ex pectatien ^f .tbo Democracy that of the Republican party will booome ~the"~nocImu arouND wiUeb Tbe day of election came, and Colonel Gray put the dissatisfied Republicans and the entire Democ racy ot tbe District in his pocket and walked away with them. Since tben we have beard no more about Grant's defeat in Philadelphia.— Where are the illuminated headings which were to blazon forth tbe first victory ot the conglomerate ticket Where are all the roosters which wore to crow over tho esglo Col. Gray and tbo Grant men of his Dis trict would like to borrow some of tbe roosters, for doifbtlese these roosters, like all ot tbeir breed, are goncrally on the fenoe, and oan crow for the side tbat wins. We advise tho roosters—tbo cross between the barn-door fowls and the juogle birds —of tbe New Departure not to mis take moonshine for sunlight not to crow before dawn, nor count their chickens until tbey are hatched. A few more such victories as tbe above will satisfy the dissatisfied Republi can kite that it cannot fly. Its head is too light, and lla tail is too heavy. Between a bead which, has always aimed to soar high and a tail which always will drag in the mad, the boys who pall tbe string will have plenty of work and poor pay.—Irish Republic. A MOTE Ut TIOIV. At the meeting of the Supervis ors of the different oounties, at Des Moines, the following resolntlon was adopted Retired. That this convention hereby inemoralise the Legislature of tho Mate of Iowa. Tbat they re duce the panel of Petit Jurors to seven, and tbat five only be neces sary to find a verdict tbat iguo ranee shall not be a necessary quaii ficatioa to enable a man io aot as a juror and tbat in the trial of civil uauscs the party calling a jury shall be responsible for the payment of all costs of tho jury daring the trial, said costs to bo recovered from tbe party losing tbe cause. If tbe Legislature will but enact a law to carry out these suggestions it will do inoro to lesaen court and coun'' expenses than any other law no* i do. We think that tho sug gt ions are eminently wise, and oux it to be adopted by oar legisla- o?»5u* IOWA iBoauTna Dia Moihxs, Feb. 16. Editors Gooana:—The machin ery of tho Legislative mill is again set in motion, and tbo wheel revolves smoothly, calmly, and without ajar. The members return to tbeir labors after the rocosss looking refreshed and invigorated, and have oou menced to carry oa tbeir work ta earnest. In tbe Senate yesterday, tevera! bills were introduced and referred and at 11 a. m. the special order ia relation to tbe change of school books in townships and independent dis tricts was taken np, and waa the subject of considerable diacuBSsioa. Several amendments were offered to the bill and lost. On thorejootim of all the amendments, the question then was:"Sballthe bill be engroeasd for a third reading,' whioh was car ried by the President voting in the affirmative, The substanoe of tho bill is, to sa tablish a uniform set of text books ia all schools, and to prohibit thsm from being ohanged for a period of three years. The passage of sash a bill, I think, is badly needed, and would greatly add to the advance ment of education throughout the Estate, as the greet diversity of books bow usod in many of our schools is an impediment to the progress of tbe pupila and a means of great annoy* ance to oar teauhers. Senator Campbell offered a resolu tion hsvingfor its object tho abolish ing of Circuit Courts, which was made the special order for Thursday next, and which, if effected, will be tbo means of doing away with a vast amount of unncceaeary expenae. Tho first business in the House,af ter the journal of the preoeding day being read, was tbe taking np o' tbe bill relative to fenoes, which was re ferred t0 a and nader whose baaftsr the fMta# .consisting of three farmers and two can rally, and so regain that power lawydr& Sevcn sr eight ummport wbioh tbey could never gain alone or under their own banner, will never be realised. The Demoorats, with seeming self-abnegation worthy of all praise it it were genuine, are will ing to allow the defected Republicans to have all the nominations, only asking for themselves the honor of voting. Wherover the plan has been tested—we confess the Republicans have been ihy ot coalescing with tbeir too generous wooers—it has ignociniously failed. Tbe latest il lustration of bow it don't work was tbo of Colonel Wray and Mr. MoCluro, in tbe Fourth Senatonal District, Philadelphia. It is of coarse understood that tbe aim of this strange combination is tho defeat ol President Grant. Colonel McColure was tbe dissatisfied Republican can didate. Colonel Gray was tbe regu lar Republican candidate—tbe Grant man, to be plain. Colonel McClure and bis friends persisted in asserting tbat be was all out and out Republi can. The Democrats met and resol ved that it Mas inexpedient to nomi nate a candidate, and as tho choice i»y botween two Republicans, tbey resolved to give tbeir whole support to Colonel McClure. Still Colonel McHure was a straight Republi can!! Well,4be dissa'/isfied Repub licans and the sell sacrificing Demo crats rnbbed their hands with glee over tbe victory which was to follow their little game. The newspapers throughout the country which are to be the heralds ot tbe new combine lion prepared all sorts of big head ings and any amount of rampant roosters to celet rate Grant's defeat in Philadelphia. eelect committee ot five, ant bills were introduces sad rsfsr-1 red to appropriate committeos. Under the head of "Bills on second reading" one came np in relation to stopping the per diem of members during recess. Several speeches were made on this bill by various members in which considerable hu mor was indulged.- Several amend ments were offered to the bill, but all were voted down, and on the mo tion to indefinitely postpone, the Otw4 AO mj vw e, OO A motion, that the bill ahoald be en grossed and read a third time was lost, and thas all discussion on this matter is onded daring the present session. Next wock, tbo House holds ufter noon sessions, and as the members show a disposition to enter upon tbeir work with a royal will, I pre dict tbo time occupied by the recess will not bo lost. Last night during tbo "wee sma' hours ayont tbe twal" a fire broke out on Walnut street, botween Fifth and .Sixth, by which one store and ono dwelling house wore destroyed. This is just one block distant from the "Jones Rouse" and as the cry of "Fire" came to tho ears of the sleep ing gaests, tbero was bustling in hot baste, and but for tbe assistance ren dered by these startled dreamers be toro the arrival of 4he engine, the loss of property would have been much greater. -Cato. Des Moiifin, Feb. 17. Editors Courier:—Businessat the Capitol to-day waa not of a very ex citing nature and I might add, not very interesting. The uHual number ot bills and resolutions were introduced, and ap propriately referred. House Files have now reaohed aa high aa 172, ana dear only knows when or where they will end. A motion was made in tbe House by Mr. Campbell of Jefferson this forenoon, to reconsider the vote ot yesteraay by whioh the engrossing of the bill was lost, relative to«dis allowing members tbeir per diem during reoess^ of longer duration than foar days, Mr. Greene of Scott moved to lay tbo motion to recons'dcr on tbe ta ble, which prevuilad by a vote of 50 yeas to 43 nays, It is to be hoped that thia is.the last wo shall hear of this bill, as more time bus been wasted on its discus sion already than wu« necessary. One very important bill was intro duced by Mr. Caldwe I of Wapello, but it is very doubtfm if it will be roacbed daring the «t'6*ion as its po sition on tbe File is NV. 156. It iB a bill to establish reasonable maxi mum rates of freight* on railroad deiphia. which is so badly needed through- and Kben out tho Stato. It is euuh legislation as this the people as tho pres ont rates aro oppres^ivo to the peo ple in the highest do^reo. On some roads the rates of ti asportation are nearly as high as the first prioe ot tho goods, all of win 1 tbe consum er has to pay, as the merchant ad vances the prise of i s goods ac cordingly. The parage of saoh a bill us that introduced ty Hr. Cald well, would be bailed with joy by the people at la«|9, I am of he opinion tbat comes up for final aotioa it *tlbe passed wlthoat Dha liwrririii a dissenting vote, aa the baokbone of the present members is stiff enough not to bend beneath tbe pressure of a railroad corporation. A resolution ia whioh the concur rence of the Senate was asked, was offered by the member from Davis county to the effect that the present legislature do not rsmain in session longer than the 1st of April. Mr. Morrison of Keokuk moved that the resolation be referred to the committee on reform schools, whioh was carried amid much laughter. House Fiio No. 49, was tben taken up, and made special order for Wed nesday next at 10:30 a. m. This bill provides for the repeal of so much ot chapter ll8 of the laws ot the Elev enth General Assembly as requires the publication of general aad local laws in the newspapers. The bill, with a substitute offered therefor, aoooaspanied with a report of committee to which it was refer red, are printed, and from the present tone of the members I am tully* con viaoed the bill will pass in the House, whatever aotion nay be taken apoa it in the Senate. The bill offered daring the early part of the session, by Mr. Irish, fqr an aot authorising the appropriation of 110,000 to aid ia the completion of the Washington National Monu ment at Washington City, was taken ap, and gave rise to some very elo quent aad patriotio remarks by sev er*! members. Mr Dunoonabe and Mr. Irish favored the appropriation, and the former, in his remarks, said, "that no American, on visiting onr National Capitol, and beholding that vast pile of unfinished work looming ap before him, which was meant to be raised as a tribute to tbe memory of the Father of Oar Coantry, but must blush with shame, to think tbat the American people should leave that mnoumont unfinished." Mr. Hall, of Des Moines oounty, favottd an appmpsiftion for this laudable enterprise, hM thought in asmuch as the great and Tssfthlj State of New York appropriated only 110,000, for this parpoee, that Iowa should give ia proportion to her wealth. Mr. Teale opposed tbe bill ou tbe ground that the money wonld go to assist in beaaufying the city of Washiagton. v* I«h» rawMaM) the Mil oa the ground that the National Capitol would, in ail probability, at eome future day be removed to the banka of the Miaaiasippi, and then it would be time enough to make such appro priation. Wonder where Mr. L. will be when this change takes pUMe. Mr. Kasson opposed the bill from economical and Retrenchment rea sons, which he explained at consid erable longtb. Pending tha discussion af this question, the House adjooraed till to-morrow at 10 a. m., when I ex pect eulogies, panegyrics, patriotio speeches, and spread-eagle orations, will bo the order of tbe day. It is somewhat surprising that those members favoring this appro priation are democrats, while those who oppose it are Repablieaas. In tbe Senate the greater portion ot the forenoon was ooeupied io dis cussing a bill in relation to exempt ing persona who set out so much hedge, or plant a certain amoaat of forest or shade trees, from a oertain atnoent ot taxation. This bill originated in the House, and as it has passed tbe Senate, all that is required now to make it a law is the signatareof tbe Governor. Tbia bill ia an amendment to the old law and g:.ves the man owning forty acres the aarae chance to take th^ benefit of this exemption as the man who owns handreds of thous ands of acres. Tbe members of the Senate seemed to be so good and generously die posed tbat a person could have got a bill through exempting parties who set oat gooseberry bashes or flower bet's. Cato. The Supreme Court of California, in granting Mrs. Fair a new trial,did so upon the ground that the oourt below erred in refusing her the openiog and closing, under her plea of insanity. The Court says this was an affirmative allegation oa tbe part of the defense, and entitled her to tho close in the case. A Republican caucus of tho mem bers of the Maine legislsture has elected delegates to the Republican National Convention at Phila- N. Porter ia chairman Woodbury, secretary. Resolutions were adopted endorsing Grant and Colfax. Gov. W armotb and ex-Speaker Carter, the two leaden of the rival factious in Now Orleans, met at the St. Charles Uot?l tbo other day, and notwithstanding the most bitter fued between them, more bitter apparent ly, than tbat existing between tbe Montague and Capulets, they bland ly shook hands, engaged in friendly confab, and perhaps (the reporter is not sure on this point) took a drink —much to the disgust of the by standers who gathered to witness a combat that should plaoe ia ths sbade From tbe Dally or tbe 17th. I n i I o a o o o u n o s o o a i o n o e I civil righto bill. For the Countcr A Bill is now before our Legisla tare which, if passed, enacts sub stantially the famous Ohio temper ance law, which also passed the Illi nois Legislature a few weeks einco, and whereat there is great rejoicing among the friends of temperanco in that State This law holds not only the seller, but tbe owner of tbe premises responsible for all damages done to and by tho person to whom liquors is sold. Rev. S. B. SherrilJ, of Ohio, preaching some time sinco apon tbe case of the man mentioned in Exodus XXI: 28-36, who bad a goring ox and "hath not kept him in," said of the liqaor sellers "I do not say tbat a man who makes our neighbors drunkards and criminals, and their families paupers, and brings eternal woe upon tboir sons and daughters, ought literally to be stoned to death in our streets. Neither do I say that ho has not just ly merited sacha punishment. Rut I do say that tho moral sentiment of this community ongbt to burl rocks of public opinion at his head, from which he woald gladly shield him self by taming his attention to some honorable calling, or by leaving for parts unknown. Not only are the civil authorities under obligations to protect the citisen against injury, bat whea every precaution has been taken, and still the evil comes, tben the law must bring restitution. An ox, known to be vicious, kills an other tho live ox must pay for the dead one. A man invests bis money in a traffic which is known to bring poverty and degradation upon hun dreds of others. Let the property thas employed make good the loss. An ox, known to be vicious, kills a man. Tbe owner of the ox may be killed with stones thrown npon him. A man's income is earned at the cost of his neighbor's life. Is is too much to incarcerate him who pats the fatal cup to his neighbor's lips But some one says the cases are not parallel. I admit they are not. But tbey dif-1 Ar nf lha via. I I fer in favor of the owner of the vie ions animal. That animal may push a man and take his liie even, but has no power over hia soul, while he who takes bis neighbors lite with strung drink, almost always, if at* tavarja biftWdi his e««i straight to hell. We are ander obligations to protect the inebriate and his family by the strong hand ot the law. And to this end, the penalty may and mast in clude both the property and person of the guilty. Make tbe tbe proper ty employed meet every dollar of Mouniary loss sustained by the suf erers. Shut up fur life, if necessary, the men who persist in tbe traffic. It King Alcohol demands his rights, And in I«»a l«t him pay the damages be causes. There can be uo injustice in thia. Publio sentiment doea not begin to realise the magnitude of this evil. It is immeasurable by any earthly standard. It is as deep, and as broad, and damning as HELL! Pe cuniary considerations, feelings of' sympathy, or careless indifference may blind one's eyes to tbe woes whioh the dram-shop ioevitably biings upon a oo vmunity. Undur such oircumstanoes it ifl easy to con tribute to the evils whiuh infost so ciety, Will you do it? Will you, by your influonce help loss of sll his money, and return home in a state of drunkenness.— There are widowod mothers whose ics Tho expenses attendant npon Hitting In the comer On n Huuday ev«, With a taper On i to dig nnd fill the drunkard's grave? Are there not illustrations in our The Democrau of Counectiuut are fond own community, as in every other, .... this complete system of practio&I i education are so small a to enable all The Democracy of the State of New York, in order to gain capital for their party by keeping tbe taxes down during the two years of their supremacy, covered up their extrav agant, expenditures by allowing de ficiences to accumulate in tbe canal fund and general appropriations to tbe extent of over seven millions of dollars. The present Republican legislature propose to liquidate this debt, and oominonce auow with a olean record. Tbe Missouri Legislature has pass ed a hill prohibiting couuty courts, oity councils and boards of trustees Irom aubscribing money to railroad companies and other corporations without a two-third vote of the qual ified voters, and to make each mem ber of tbe county court, oity councii or boards of truoteos, who shall do so without such vote liublo on convic tion, to not less than mo jcar- im prisonment in the penitentiary. The lowr House of the South Carolina Legislature has adopted a resolution demanding the resignation cf Senators Sawyer and Robertson, ol non,inatiD® of this inhuman spirit of the liquor !h"r 27^,?* "0,i,*nt f00',1 I t,lelr Mr' home suffering for fond and clothing and fire but the liquor seller, or some of bis friends, urge "only one wuh^n'' and fire but the liquor seller, or* "Te" ^'"""ofkeroMone, thret- jjouuJh drink that won't hurt you," and they the compounding of a cheerfu! articlo know in the one drink is involved "°ld aona are sent home to them in such ed a youuK lady, in his youu#*r day», hose very lives are condition and saerified to this ruinous busim-m. If the liquor aellor must live upon the lives of others, let him pay for it.— Let us bave the law. Jusrus. wiv''"' wuo houl,e u*raian. haJ tuld 45. VOL M, Ho. SPARKING SUNDAY N|OUT. i flngar nesting on your sleeve. fctnrll.lit eyes aro casting yoar face their llnlit— Uleas me thin in pleasant, HparkiiiK SundR.v night? How your heart i« thumphl* (iainst your Huuilay vent. How wickedly 'tis working wn tills dav of rest lioais seem out minute. As tbey take their flight- lilOMme: ain't It plea«nnr,, Mparktng Sunday night? "l'Vand "Ma" are Hleepiiw on tlietr peaceful bed. lreamlni! of the thing* The folks In meeting »«id liiive jre on« another!" Mlnlstera recite Bless me! don't we do it, Sparking Sunday night line arm with gentle pressure Lingers round her waltit. Von fijueeze her dimple I hand. Her pomlnn lips you tu*ts SIIB freely Maps your fnce But more In love than spite Oh. tlinnder! ain't It pleasant. Sparking Monday night. obneraL news S$l§lKtid that tho onlr ne^ro ta an bi tane asylum In lha country is ia Virginia, A Maine woman has wallowed two hundred a-:d seventy bottles »fcherry pec toral and Mill lives. Hlxty thousand hogs haw been paokcxl in Keokuk thia season, and tbe bosinmi has been suspended for tho winter. DUD W. Voorhws in «»id to be tlio probab .' Democratic candidate for Gov emor of Indiana. The svntenoe of Watson, the Knglisb clergyman who murdered his wife, has beon commuted to penal servitude for life. The w«ekiy papers that issue Thura day caa appear firs times this month, a feat not admissible again before the yet*r 1800. Il Is proposed, Instead of killing lie Communists, to set them at work rebuild ing the public buildings of Pars which they destroyed. The San Fraaoisco Chroniols says the final ver4e of Joaqnin Miller's "Dead in the Sierras" has more merit than any of its predecessors, because it is the last. The following notice, printed on color ed cardboard with a nice border hangs up in a placeof business in Rome N. Y. "Mebbe you don't petter had loaf rount h#r*' MBJ0U don't got some peMniw, _^Kind words are the bright dowera of earth's existence: use them, and es pecially around the tireside cireK They are jewels beyond price, and powerful tu he«l the wounded heart and make the wslghed-dowa spirit triad. An old gentleman, of tbe genua i«uiu urat, having been sued for a subscription of titty oentsdne the Clipper, made such a fuss thst Squire Went worth let him off for $3.2.').—He says he'll i.uver teke anoth er P«Per aa long as he livos.-OtUeri'ii/. Citizen. Fanny fern says that the d»U of her bib-days was a crooked-necked squash, with a towel for u dress, and numerous progeny of little oBCurnb?rs for babii .i, and she was just na happy and conteni ea a .uj 4,nJC „IU, hundred dollar Paris ('oil, Sionx City don't claim to be any more progressive than other towns. That i» why two poor girls there have been seat to jail in default of line and costs, for being prostitutes, when their uiascullut palroos, though not a whit better, were .tllowed to go soot free. One Alexander Jtoss, of High Holburn London, advertises a Nose Machine" by which the soft cartilage of the noso may be pressed into any desired shape, simply by wearing the instrument an hour daily for a short periol. The "pug nosed' will (j.j for those machines, won't, they. wealthy candidates, and uoiug ho. seller Men draw tbeir hard-earned date for Gm-ernor rich. so in their can money Saturday night tbeir fami- didats tor Lieutenant Governor whii lies need it wife and ohildren at i rett8un 'or At present, their oandi- R'chardson, tbeir candidate for rrean urer, is specially set down as "very rioh o a s o n e o u n o s y n i n e a i e water. Xh.tt is the recipe fr a8 wlii»k*y Newton, Ma*». When I "gin" was wanted "oil ol juniper" did the buniness. ir people will drink such stuff, need we wonder at the result? llistuud tlon. l/vuittu 'I'rumlmU tourl- MBCUA.NICAL Si'HOuLS.—Perhaps iti Mr. J. H. Grinueil is uowin Wasbiug no Other couutry in the world is edu- ton City, doing his prettiest to induce cation so thoroughly curried out as i someone to believe that'h» lion. James in the German empire. In Wirtem- t". Wil»on is the most available candidate berg, a comparatively suiaU province, for tbe Presidency. The papers 'do not besides elementary schools in every *pe*k eitivuragelyof hia Buooess. indeed parish, tbey have 250 primary indus one ironical fellow intimate* that Mi. trial schools 523 iarming and t'riunell i* tliebeet mail to be foiuil any trade schools, :lt whioh lads are Where to engineer a defeat. That ia rather fitted for husbandry and handicrafts hurdou brother tiriuutii. Ue was elected and finally two olleges, one for jCongress ouoe. Hawkeye. completing the agrictulural eduoa- Here is a case of "sharpness" by a big tion of young men destined for far- i amlet. Philip Boethner was oommited to mers, tbe otber lor giving the tinisli iall in Paterson, New Jersey, by his two ing qualifications to yonng mechan- near Portlaud, Me, but when the olu geuiieuiaus oooseut to thoir marriage wan asked, It was refiwed, ou the ground that the Romeo was nothing bm a poor school-master. A t.ke story Is told of Poller Palmer. These examples famish ootabH wnrnings to the old Capulets. had lived happily in the same r°r three yours. One speaks only 'he other ou v English. Philip ,h*•e001"1 members of the community nvaii mother, and the tirst that ths second was themselves of it. tbut the iir.-u »«i h's a servant. Iteoently a wouiu who spuke both English and German visited the house, acd when Philip reached home the hair fle-r, aad he was arrested end locked up oo the ghar?e of bigamy. The Iisvenport Gazetttof the Hh says. About seven o'clock last evening a man named Patrick Bulger drove iato Durant in a lumber wa^ou, with his wife it his side, and slopped in front of a More' He alighted but his wife made no move to follow him, lie spoke to her but she dii) not answer He took hold of her and dln« covered that she wa* 'lead! He wai drunk, aud she bad been diinking. A coroner'.-- iu^ueat is to be bold to-daj wheo tne oause of her death will be ascer tained. A hard bit at the Virginia Legislature of last winter is ciro«latin£ in Richmoud. It appear* th«'a party, who bad his own reason!- tot makiug the inquiry, approach" ed rennaylvania railroad man, and ask ed him ila iv whether his compan intend ed to spend any money in Richmond. "Jio, sir, no emphatically no," was the excited reply. "Why aot?" "I'll tell you why. sir. The members of the Penu sylvania Legislature are gentlemen, sir perfect gentleuieu. You don't have to bribe but once. but (bringing his fist ia virtuous indignation down upon the table) these d—d scoundrels io Vtrgir.ia hive no more ronsch »oe than a hog, and jcu nsver kaow wkaai yea are bujrins Ij* ^onrur. Published every eveinng,(£undaysexcepted.) —TERMS— TO ttallsubecrlbers, peryenr.— ..#7 IS "0 monthx.................. 4 OS .1 months 2 80 1 month..... 100 Dellveredliy Can lor, per week 90 The Courier Job OeparM. Complete «Ith new TY¥B6 AN ID FKEKHSEMk PRINTING OF ALL KINDS. From a Visiting Card to a Mammoth Pmtet exeonten in GoodHtyfr, Emit^rn prices Ml work duplicrteri. ORDtrtS SOLICITED. WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, HOUSE. Senator Garrott Duvis is very sink, bat his physicians believo he will be oat iii a few days, but it is improba ble ho will resume bis dutius in the Senate this session—as soon as he is strong enough ho will return home. Several petitions were presented and referred. Aft cr debate upon allowing Mr. Beck the floor for personal explana tion, ho w:n nooordi the privilege and proceeded to vindicato himself against attack made on him yes terday. lie delivoid a powerful in vective agiucst Brownlow and otber governors of Southern States, and said tLcy put Brownlow forward to attack him, because Brownlow was a cripplo and imSicoile. but that Bnl lock, Iteed and Scott were not crip ples, and was ready to back what he bad said in tbe House or elsewhere, SENATE. Mr. bttan presented pMittditi from leading lumbermen of the Northwest and from Chicago, in fa vor of tho Chicago Relief Bill, also resolutions of tho Illinois Legislatare for fcome twenty thousand copies of the of the United States against Grertt Britain were orderod printed, Mr. Carpeutor called up tbe bill extending tbe time for the oonstruo I tion of tbe Sussex & Lake Superior I Railroad, and explained tbe same, This bill was passed last session. Mr. Merrill of Vermont and Oas serly opposed, and Carpenter, Conk ling and Tipton, advocated. It pass ed. The consideration of the resola tion of inquiry into tbe ssles of arm* to tbe French government was re sumed. ILLINOIS. JACKSONVILLE, Feb. 16. A tire at Murrayville, 12 miles south of Jacksonville, last night burned six buildings occupied stores and shops. Loss, 810,00#Wvli"' Bock Island, Feb. IT. The factory building of the Rook Island Glass Works was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss $11,000, in sured 8.500. it will be rebuilt and work resumed in two weeks. Tha othor buildings of the company, eaped, and there will be no delay tilling order*. Okicaoo, Feb. It. Tbe heaviest snow storm of tha winter is reported in soveral points of Central Ills. Yesterday snow fall at Jacksonville to the depth of tea inches. A Sioux City dispatch says a let ter was received yesterday from Pouca, Dixon Co., Nebraska, whioh •-'alcn norsons aro kfQWn to bave perished in mat oouMy ana on the Winnebago reservation in the dreadful storm o: Alouday last. Other deal hs aro reported, but no parties I are aro known. The loss of stock has bicn very heavy, and will proba bly roach several hundred head. A Washington special says it ia understood that the Commiseioneifof Internal Revenue has recommended to tho Ways and iMeaus Committee a consolidated whisky tax of seventy oenta per gallon. N'EIV YORK. Niw York, Feb. 15. In the Court of Oyer and Terminer this morning tho evidence was eoa tinued in behalf of Stokes as to ir regularities in empannolling the (irand Jury. Fifteen thousand dollars' worth of silks were burglarised on Washing ton Bticol, this morning. The tUiems cpcapod, but most of toe booty HQd re-captured. v Buffalo, Feb. 15. A dispatch from Toronto liuft night,states that the wholesale stores of Charles Worth, Kobeson Walla, and others, were in flames. The fire threatened to renUt tho efforts ot tbo firemen it was believed that the entire block would be consumed. I'be lire promiees to be very destruc tive. Ataur, Feb. Mk The Assembly adopted a proviso to tho New York City Charter, pro hibiting appropriations to sectarian schools. WHOT PUUHS, Feb, 1L liuckout, the Sleepy Hollow mur derer, was executed at a qnarter 10 12 to-d»y. He betrayed fe^r and said ha contented to uie. mssouiii. SI. Louis, Feb. 16. Two freight trains on tbo Iron Mountain railroad collided last night tiomo oi^lit or ten miles from this city. 8 cars and both locomotives wore pretty badly wrecked, but it la stated that no persons were injured. Cause of accident not ascertained. Cincinnati, O., Feb. 16. Ira 11. Bird. Grand Master of the Odd Fellows of he State of Ohio, aged fifty years, a very prominent man, died this morning. C4MOA TORONTO, Feb, 15. I'be firo last uight burned 9 of tha eleven wholesale stores known as the Iron Block, occupied by some of tho heaviest merchants. Total loasea estimated at *500,000. Insurance not known. MASSACHUSETTS- Boston, Feb. IT. David Guerney's shoe factory te South Abingdon, burned last nigh*. Losa,-«4O,000. NEW JERSEY- BALTIMORE, Feb. IT. Thb*. H. Morris, son-in law Reverdy Johnson, and a piomiMBI oitlaen of this oity, died yesterday* sanssss ,4.