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[diykcket bM km the demoora
i^ralixing^eeterday, through
io trying to
sir OJF B^rmans, beotui oar
JiMjfWktto boy, Towsr, hap
*t J. A. bchworm for
lanr. Hoar aeide irom the
that the loyal initimli of the
iblloan patty would have nomi
lated Tower ipinil anybody,not
|lmilarly maimed ia bis country'* de
pose, without respect to nationality,
nay be proper, ia this connection,
i My that the Repubiloana cf tbit
lity have fiequently honored Adam
oh worm with offloes of honor and
rust that he baa frequently acoept
and filled them with credit, and
bat hie reoeot refneal of an office at
bands of the Republican msjorlty
the City Counoil worth double at
loch aa the feee of City Treasurer,
1 the majority of that Convention
i the eonolueioo that it was a labor*
^us and unprofitable position, which
i wonld not aceept ii nominated to
id sleeted. At least this was the
pinion we generally heard express-
Moreover, we are assured that
did not deeire the office, anc
lid not have ran had he under
that Mr, Sob
worm really wUh
who oould have bean nomina
Tby acclamation, had it been gen
ily understood that he wae a oan
•. Blind, an excellent man, was
for Marshal by another equal
bat much more active man
working np bis case, and the
kestion of nationality in his case
well as in Mr. Sch worm's was
bt for a moment considered.
[The Republican party ia the one
bich baa contiuued to recognise
td reward tho claims ot German*
Ito Ruschuf Iowa, 8chara. 8igel
thousands of otbors. It
has al­
ky* been true to the intereete of the
^al Germans. It was almost anan
kously on their side during the
Moo-Prafslan war, wbile the d«m
krata almoet equally unanimoas de
»anoed Kins Williair and the cause
German Unity and sided with
|t French.
These are notorious faots and they
knoot be gainsayed. We have en
sly too much confidence in their
Tally and intelligence to suppose
demooratio demagogues are po
lo alienate any considerable
iber of Germane, because a large
thoughtless convention happen
beat Mr. Sch worm for an int-i^
cant offloe, worth not more than
i per annum.
friday night the demoerata bold
rir convention, and Mr. Lata, an
celled German democrat, is a can
pate for Marshal, yet he will b* iu-
Itinently slaughtered, as has been
universal custom with tbem,
a German is offered for any
of any oonsrquenee.
(bey may try to secure a portion
sat vote by throwing at tbem
i oi umb of City Treasurersbip, but
i election will ehow that tlyy will
irn the bribe and remain true to
men and the party which baa al
sjs maintained fidelity to them.
We pitched into one Hascall the
Jlawag President of the Nebraska
snate, the other day, who is doin^
II in his power to bring about unar
in that State, and iorthwith our
Neighbor jumps to the conclusion that
be must be a Jew and a democrat.—
Fe acknowledge the justice ot hie
Iference rs to iiasoall's politics, but
refeience both that and his re
ligious projtenciiiee, the Democrat i»
reatly in error as usual, liascall it,
i renegade democrat who came into
I oar party daring the Andrew John
|feon raid for revenue offices, and has
•ever been suspected of having any
A National Labor Reform Con
veulion ia in session at Oolumbos,
Ohio. We are glad to notice that
the distinguished and weil-kno.vn
citiaen of Iowa, to-wit: "C. H. Past
kneoht," Esq., is present and ably
representing this cotrmonwealth.
It ia said that either Judge Davit
[or Gov. Palmer, of Illinois, Wendell
Pbi'iips, Tom. Ewing, or (irutz
Brown, or some other distinfiisbed
sorehead, will be Dominated lor Pres
ident to day.
It is perhaps tbe stupidest side
.V -"gebow oi th« democratic party wbicb
y*bas yet entered tbe field, exoept the
""Temperance movement.
The Cotton crop of the laat wa
tt is found to bo ooe million bales
ort, and consequently cotton fa!
os are jumping up "lively in the Ot
tumwa aad New York markets.
ashed in 1848.
aerii* Dally of the ttrd.
Wo have been
March for the nomination of dele
gates to tho Republican .National
Convention, wbioh meets on the 5th
of June, and to hold a convontion
for the nomination of the State
ticket, in tho early part of Septem
ber. Wo have before called atten
tion to this subject, and expressed
oar opposition to such an arrango
ment, and we notice that the Dubu
que Timu, the Burlington Ihwkeye,
the O.ite City, and very many other
papers have, like as, spoken out
against having two conventions. In
the first plaoe, it is impossible for us
to find any reason for having the del
egates to the national convention
nominated two and a half months
before the aittingof that convention,
but on the coi.trary, wo can see
many reasons why no much haste to
make these nominations might be
productive of harm. Certainly it is
unnecessary to appoint these dele
gates so early, and, therefore, we
should, since we oould do so, give
more time for pnblio opinion to give
expression as to who are to be tho
lucky men, having special reference
to the second place upon the tioket.
Again, calling tbia convention so
early, it is likely to oorae at a time
when there is no bottom, as it were,
to tho roads, and parties distant from
twenty to forty miles from railroad?,
would find it next to impossible
Presidential campaign, in the month
of May,and at tbe same time appoint
the delegates to the national convcn
lion. We feci to earnestly urge our
view of this sutjoctbeeaui-e *0 deem
it a matter of much importance.
LATIB.—Tbe abovo was written
and in type befcre we received tbe
stateafcfitfer, of to-day, which con
tains the call for a State Convention,
to be held on the 87th of Marcb.—
*Ve, therefore, simply add tbis an
nouncement, but still t-old to our
views expressed, that the call is not
a judicious movement. The solo
duties of tbis convention will be to
nominate delegates to tbe National
Convention. As it may be extreme
ly doujtful whether tho law rc-dis
tricting tbe State will hive passed at
that time, this may cmbarr^pa tbe
ii Tirn
unofficially inlot
ed that tho Republican Slate Central
Committee, had by a majority, about
come to the conclusion to .hold a
State oonveution in the latter part
them to roach the Capitol. Then a
March convention would come at a
time when the Legislature is in oea, for another office of raora-pmfit, but
sion, and the people will be inclined
to tbiuk that the matter is taken out
of their bands and is to be run by
their Senators and Representatives.
But what is atill more important, it
seems to us whclly unnecessary to
call tbe people, through their dele
gates, twice to tho Capitol to do
what oan, in our view, just as well
be done by one convention. Surely
patting off the nomination ol tbe
oandidatea lor State officers so long,
leaves tbe contest for tboso places to
be mixed np with that for congres
sional and judicial nominations, and
only tr.ii.for. tH» mnmi Irom a
fight with oar opponents after nom
ination, to a strife among ourselves
for the nominations, during tbe leng
summer months. There is notbiDg
so productive of disorganization as a
long drawn-oat and consequently
more or less bitter contest among
candidates for nomination. Lot the
standard bearers be named early,
'.hat is as we did four years ago in a
Godley fi«q., our efficient
County Clerk, authoriaes us to state
through oor columns that be per
emptorily declines teing considered
a candidate for nomination for Sec
retary of Stato at thQ ensuing lie
publican Stato Convention. lie de
sires to return his hoartl'olt tbanks
for the honor which hiB friends have
conferred upon him in naming him
in connection with the candidacy.
la addition to tho above we would
say upon our own rcftponsiblity that
oo better man has boon named in
connection with the candidacy tor
the office of Secretary of State
religious proclivities worth speaking I than L. M. Godley. tie is welt
ef. At any rate, the Democrat is the
only paper in this country which has
done the Hebrew people tbe great
injastioe of intimating that liascall
belonged to that vpry worthy race
qualified bo is a man of life-long in
tegrity, and while carrying big mus
ket in the ranks before ViulfNburg,
be lost, a leg in May 1863, and there
lore defeerves well of bis country.
Circumstances are such, however, at
this time that we are clearly of the
opinion that he would run against
odds for tbe nomination.
Tho fact that bis name has been
mentioned in several of our exchang
es as a caudidato without his knowl
edge or oonseDt, induces hm to de
chue thus publicly that nono may be
misled as to his pobiticb
ginia has been under
-West Vir
rule for one ye^r, and the expanses
during that period have been $22:*,•
737 more than the year previous un
der Republican rule. A fair sample
of wbat people may always expect
from Democratic Itvform,
Tbe Republicans in Conventions in
Missouri and
yesterday were
unusually large and uncommonly
I barmoniouB, wbioh is of itself a pros'
I tige of victory.
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Wf v»
From tb. Vally of the 14th.
Last evening, was very fully at
tended, nearly every Democrat in
town being.present, and perhaps also
one hundred and fifty Republicans,
who went in to see the Domocracy
slay Lute, and throw out a little bait
to the German voters, in the way of
the office of City Treasurer, to J. A.
Sch worm.
When we arrived at tho Court
Boose, two little sido ehows were
going on, which we learned were
meetings of the 2d and 3d Wards to
nominate oandidatea for Aldormen.
John J. Millard in the 2d, and J. M.
Kissr in the 3J, were the eandidatee
selected, and although personally
good men and clever fellows, they,
of oouree, cannot hope lor an election.
Soon after tbia Mayor Littleton
called the meeting to order, and al
though confusion reigned, just the
same aa before, some one moved
that Col Geo. Gillaspy be called to
the ohair. Tho Col. aroee in all bis
native modesty, and announced that
he could not aerve, as other arrange
ments would call him away before
the adjournment of the Convention.
Mayor Littleton then propoaed the
name of James Hawley, jr., as chair
man, but James also declined, but
the Mayor and the Convontion in
sisted on James occupying the chair,
when he got up on his ear and said
"be dido't know how" and "he
wouldn't." A motion was then made
to make the Mayor obairman, which
motion carried, and his Honor ac
cepted, saying that he did not ex
pect tho honor, aa he was a candidate
for tha sake of aeoariig ma oqgNQi
aation, be woald consent to serve.—
S. B. Evans was appointed secretary,
and Jamea Hawley, jr., and C. L.
Auwerda, tellers.
Col. George then announced that
he bad a resolution to offer and
mounted the stand and read it. The
purport of this resolution was that
they were in lavor of an eoonomical
administration of tho city affairs, op
posed to a bonded indebtedness as
advocated so warmly through the
COURIER by his llouor tho Mayor,
and Alderman Balimgall, to build
water works. Tbis be supported by
a 10-minutes speech, in which he
referred to the examples ol Keokuk,
Des Moines, and other places, and
among other things charged tbe
present City Council with baying a
hook and ladder wago
3 ofDnrfeeft
Pollard without knowing what it
would cost, aud that ho had beard
tho price was $1,700, &o., Ao. The
resolution and speech fell like a wet
blanket on tho Convontion, and as
soon as the Col. had delivered bim
self, Mr. Durfeo moved to table the
roboluiion, when several persons pro
posed to debute tho matter, but his
[lnnor dccided thut the motion was
not debatable, and tbe question was
put and decided as lost. Some one
then called for this second
reading of the resolution, which the
Col., aa its father, advocate, Secre
tary of the Convention, and engineer
general, proceeded to do, in his usual
lucid and clear style but a good
many persons remarked that there
was a very great difference between
the resolution first read by the Col.(
and the one last read. The Col.
then moved the adoption ot his own
resolution, and having obtained a
second, tbe question was put, and
tbe resolution adopted, which if it
means anything at all, is a condem
nation of tho course of his Honor,
the Mayor, and of all three of the
Democratic aldermen, for all of the
luttcr voted to employ Durleo & Pol
lard to build tbe wagon for the hose
company, which tho Col. so roundly
berated, and so greatly exaggerated
the cost cf.
A motion was then made to pro
ceed to tho nomination of Mayor,
when as there were no other nomina
tions, bis Honor, W. B. Littleton,was
nominated by acclamation. II is
Honor thought it necessary to make
a little speech, aud after the usual
—*rtrnr- -^^tit fTia^^^r*irrf
,srr~ 7™rrr: ^Tx-rmt^wT'- v
"If??# JETS 0% ?«J« i*
the fair thing that there was repeat
ing going on. Ta regular democratic
proceeding which thi* Major did not
relish] and be moved that a commit
tee be appointed to count noses, that
ring be formed [Demoerata are
groat on rings, Tammany for in
stance] and that every follow be re
quired to go tl rough the ring and
thus prevent repeating. He said he
knew that some men there bad voted
often two or three times, and
he for one waa not going to atand
such a swindling game, Ac. Dr.
Doughlass and Peter G. Ballingalll
were appointed "the ring." and they
proceeded to duty, Major Wood be
ing mounted on a table In front of
the rostrum to see that tha Gray
men did not pat in repeaters, and
Bob Lynch by his side to ace the
Wood men did not smouge Gray.
On tbia ballot Wood bad 94, Gray
129, and Lata 99, which showed that
there had been 17 votes cast as re
peaters a very small amount for so
large and disorderly a crowd as
there was there, with such strong in
clinations to Tammanyiao the city.
After this ballot the Major saw bis
cake was all dough and he withdrew
his name. Now oame tha tag of
war, and the Convention then
prooeoded again to ballot. On the
third and last ballot the vote stood,
Gray 166, Lata 147, Wood 2 and
the Germans were left oat in the cold
and Mr. Lota incontinently slaugh
ered aa wo predicted yesterday.
According to programme a crumb
was then thrown out to the Germans
by nominating Adam Schworm as
After this nomination about two
thirds of the Convention incontinent
ly bolted out of doors, and we pre
sume tjMf Ml^ned to get a drink
aa Meb hard labor aa they had gone
through neos—arily made them fary
The Convention than proceeded to
the nomination of City Solioitor,
and W. W. Cory and A. W. Gaston
were put in nomination, and then
proceeded to ballot with the follow
ing result: Cory 63, Gaston 21, and
Cory was declared the nominee.
C. B. Vangent was nominated for
Asaeasor by acclamation [another
crumb tor tho Germans] and N. Ba
ker for School Director.
Ami n ended thin gntt Democrat
ic Convention wbioh wae "red-hot"
sore enough. Our Irish friends were
entirely disregarded and although
they compose over one third of tbe
Democratic rank and file, in the
great haste to conciliate the Gei mans
they were entirely overlooked aa
having no claims '-a white man ia
bound to reipeet."
Last evening attor tbe nomination
of Mayor Littleton he made a short
speech in acknowledgement of tbe
honor conferred, in wbioh be referred
to the Convontion as being a very
large and interesting one, and that
bo supposed they bad assembled, not
to bear or make speeches, but to nom
inate a ticket with wbioh they could
beat tho ticket nominated by an
association of Federal office holders,
We thought we admired tbe chris
tian sincerely of his Honor in the
Utter remark especially. It was as
suredly a very happy bit. It evinced
a breadth and deplb of thought and
an honesty of purpose, which pecu
liarly qualifies him for the responsi
ble duties of a Demooratio Mayor.
He evidently attempted to convince
tbe c.inds of bis hearers that certain
things are facta which he knew to be
falve. It is plain that while be would
forego oandor and truth to be a
tbiid time elected Mayor of this city,
he don't like Feberal ofllce-holdere at
all. Now it is not, perhaps, a matter
of wonder that this is so. We know
a great many things Federal in their
character that his Honor don't like,
and many things Federal that he
did not like in years past. Now a
few years ago he did not like Federal
soldiers, neither be nor his party,
even when they marched under the
old flag wbioh be and his partisan
friends in those days woald lower
at the dictation of rebels.—
platitudes about "serving to the best elect a President, a county, or city
of his ability "guarding the inter-1 officer. He and his party slurred
estti of the city,' &c., he thought it I the boya in blue, and woald not,
necessary to say that "he thought ihoy could have beiped it, let
that tbe City Council tbe last year
had been a little extravagant, but
that they ought not to lay it all on
Pete Ballingall, us there were five
Republican councilmen to three Dem
oc and they oould bold Peter in
if tbey wanted to." The speech was
not very enthusiastifiily received by
tbe Convention, nor was it relished
very highly by Pete nor Durfco,who
both knew that the Mayor was
straining the truth a good deal tor a
little political effect.
The next thing on the-programme
was tho nomination of Marshall.
John Gray, John S. Wood and ito
man kuta wero putin nomination,
and tho balloting proceeded ou th)
informal ballot amidst much confus
iou. Alter sonio 45 minutes spool in
cauvoHsing tho vote, it was announced
that Wood' had 100, Gray 136 and
LuU 103. A motion waa then mado
to proceed to a formal ballot, at
wbioh juncture Major Wood mount
ed a table, and said that ho wanted
He did not like it when the boys
in Federal bine would nominate and
The Trlbane Osmspsslmt
Goorgo Alfred fownsend, the
piratical, unprincipled eboul, whom
tbe Chicago Tribune keeps and has
kept at Washingtrn City, as ita cor
respondent for yeara paat, wsites to
that paper giving a list of certain in
dividuals whom be names as editors
of papers and at tbe aame time as
Federal officeholders. He ia very
careful to make solection of such aa
are advocating the re-nomination of
Gen. Grant. The reason for this is
that Townsend is himself and always
has been, a democrat, and that the
Tribute, mongrel in politics, opposes
the re-nomination of the President.
Speaking ot Iowa editors, be
namea Edward Russell, Postmaster
at Davenport, as oditor ot tbe Dav
enport Gazette, also Peter Melendy,
(J. S. Marshal, as editor of the Cedar
Falls Gazette. Every trntbfnl, well
informed newspaper man in tbis
St "to knows this to be false tn toto.—
Mr. Russell, on aoooant of ill health,
waa obliged, nine months ago, to
retire irom tbe newspafer busineea,
and sold out his entire interest ia tbe
Gatette to Mr. Potter, who owns and
edits it. Peter Melendy has no in
teract in and nothing to do with the
Cedar Falla Gazette, and we believe
never had.
All tbia wae, or at least ought to
have been, well-known to Townsend
and the Tribune iolks, bat in their
utter disregard of troth, In their ooti
temptably lying nature*, exhibited
day «fter day, this is no now thing
with tbem. Further, they plaoe tbe
Hon. J. B. Howell as of the Gate
City, who is now Commissioner of
Southern Claims at Washington City.
Mr. Howell may bavo an interest in
that paper—whether bo has or not
we do not know, bat one thing we
he has not been editorally con­
nected with the Gate City tor years,
ha hsu» bean member of the U
S. Senate, and immediate^«y(M Mf
expiration of his term ai Senator,
waa appointed to the plaoe he now
oocapies. Again, Gen. J. M. Had
rick is named aa Saperviaor of la
ternal Revenue, and also editor of
the COURIRR. It is well-known that
Gen. Lied rick is not now engaged as
editor of the COURIRR, though he is
one of the owners of tbe offioe. The
grand trouble with tbe Chicago Trib
une is ih.t it has grown to such site
and importanoe as to viMtii to oon
trol the Northwest, aod, we suppose,
not being satisfied with the recogni
tion given it by tho Administration,
gets mad aud incontinently pitobee
into tbe President because he will
not be blackmailed.
Oar opinion ia ot little valae per
haps in such matters, bat we submit
if any paper can claim to be Repub
lican when it retaine^a correspon
dent who ia known to be an avowed
democrat, and publishes bis tirades
gainst the party, tbe moro especial
ly 'so, wben that correspondent is a
willful falsifier, and preys not only
upon the living, bat* tne dead also.
vote wbile on southern tields, they
stood like a wall ot adamant to pre
vent our country's destruction, Ue
or his party did not like Grant be
fore Vicksburg and Richmond, with
his Federal offioe and soidiers, any
better than hu likes Grant as Presi
dent, with FoJeral otfico holders in
subordinate places, throe-fourths
of whom perhaps are some ot' tbo6e
same officers aud aoldiers. It is no
new thing that Mayor Littleton and
his party don't like Federal officers.
In the Labor Reform Convention
at Colutubu*, Ohio, a resolution
offer"that true labor reform men
k a no difference in raoe, color, sex
i nationality, and believed in equal
r^ hu and equal suffrage for all, was
del. ted by a heavy vote.
Senator Wright has been invited
to deliver a lecture buforo the ^radu
atingola-Hot'ihe Na ional University
at Waahiu^too City, some time do
ring the preseut month. So says the
Story county Representative.
Heist by their ewa Petard
Tbe Davenport Gazette was the
vehicle through which Joeiah B.
Grinuell u&bered his still-born brat
into pub'.ic notice. It brs been cla
ibed as an unfriendly yet fairly hos
tile paper to Grant's re-nomination.
It, however, has become disgusted at
tbe sorehead movement ot Samner
& Co, as shown iu their recent dis
creditable raid about tbe sale of arms,
SB the following manly extract from
iie last issue will sufficiently prove
'•Senator Sumner's last anti-Grant
bomb-ebell, like the Irishman's mus
ket. promises to 'kick its owner over.'
He has introduced resolutions into
tbe Senate charging that arms were
manufactured and sold, by our gov
ernuieut, to tbe French, during the
recent Franco-Prussian war. The
obvious design in raiting this issue is
to create the impression among the
Germans that Gen. Grant tavored the
French, but the effect has a much
wider range, for iu tendency is to
complicate our relations with Eng
land. And tbe inference that the
motive is purely political is strength
ened by tbe readiness ot Mr. Scbura
to come to the rescue of his triend
Irom Massachusetts, and bis averj
ment that "duty to bis German
friends" required bim to demand the
"Tbe information which these dis
tinguished gentlemen seem so desi
rous to seoure will doubtless be forth
coming. The government cannot
afford to bear tbe imputation which
is sought to be fastened upon it but
ponding the inquiry it may be well
to bear in uiind that so reliable and
upright a man as Senator Wilsot, of
Massachusetts, Btates upon bis own
knowledge as Chairman of the Mili
tary Committee, tbut our govern
ment did not know that the arms
whi.b wero being sold, pursuant to
law, were going into French bauds.
This denial ought to bo satisfactory,
even to German prejudice, until the
case ia silted upon s»-rn testimony.
As American citizcni* we cannot af
ford to dishonor our government
among the nations in order to minis
ter to the political sohemes of those
who, in thair auxi y to strike do*vn
tho Pi oxidant, forget the promptings
of patriotism.
Ever since tha war wo have boen
disposing of surplus and inferior
arms and if it appears on investi
gation, that th« arms -old last, oar
found their waj into Krench hands
without the kn^r|oj^0 of the Presi
dent, a* we baf|
oase. the injuii
assault will cr
in bis favor.
Messrs. Sumnei
roap many laui
the volunuer ai
From the Dally of tbe Xtrd.
doubt was the
ot this Senatorial
a decided reaction
nd in any event
id Schurs will not
by appearing as
}8 of Bismarck.
There was a mooting ot Germans
in Criloy'a hall last night, wbioh was
principally engineered by demoorata,
as w are informed, like Chris. Au
werda, for instanco—a distinguished
German from Holland—who acted as
Secretary. They resolved to vote
first, laat, and all the time to support
in tbe democratic city oonveution
to night J. A. Schworm for Treasurer,
and Mr. Lutx for Marshal, the for
mer a Republioan, aid the latter a
We regret to see thlt attempt to
inaagurate the question of nationali
ty into our local affairs. We are
satisfied that oar German fellow-oiti
xens who have always foand a cham
pion in the COURIRR will also live
long enough to regret this move
ment, which incorporates into it tha
worst ideas of kaow-nothingisn.
We have in our politios and gov
ernmental affairs, in tbis country, at
tbe polls, neither German, Irish,
Datob, English, Swede, Hungarian,
Dane, or anybody else, exoept Ameri
cana. And tbe molt of any move
ment by any nationality to nominate
any man for any office simply on ao
ooant of the aooideat of his birth, is
aoti-Republioan, anti Democratic,aod
anti-Amerioan, and oannot fail to
result eventually to the detriment of
tha individuals, class®#, nationalities
or parties who inaugurate that move
ment. We are all foreignera to a
greater or less extent, and we should
all be proud to venerate the tra
ditions of our ancestry, but it is tbe
manifeat destiny of ourselves and our
children to beootne Americanised
and one homogenona people, and the
man or the party tbat strives to pre
vent a speedy and harmonious ac
complishment of that inevitable ho
mogenity of raoea, blood, religion,
and politios, is a demagogue of tho
dapgereea- ehBtactw to hia
The Oskalooaa Herald of tha S8d
oon tain a a letter froea the Hon. H. T.
Caldwell, of this ooanty, to the edi
tors of that paper. To this letter
the Herald make a lengthy reply.—
We see bat one thing in the letter
or reply whioh seems to demand our
notice as we have already given our
views repeatedly npoa the subject of
the taking of newspapers by Legis
lators at the expense of the State,
and also in regard to the publication
ot the laws in newspapers. The one
thing we refer to is where the Her
ald questions the veracity ef Mr,
Caldwell,by virtually denyingthat his
statemenU made through the Dee
Moines Register in explanation of a
vote he gave in the House are untrne,
aad farther charging tbat Mr. Cald
well is in favor of economy, but not
when it touches bis individual pocket.
However, the peouliar constitution of
the Herald man's heart may be, to
engender evil thoughts concerning
bie neighbor, ii will only meet with
universal condemnation anoocg his
acquaintances to say of Mr. Cald
well tbat be oannot «nd does not act
with economy in any case because ol
bis selfishness. Mr. Caldwell, iu dis
position, is tbe vary antijiodes of a
selfiab man, has the moet sensitive
nature in all tbat constitutes a mau
ot honor, and he need only rest upon
his well-earned reputation to oombat
all charges of mendacity or selfish
The Republicans of Indiana aad
Missouri met in State Convention
yesterday. Tbe Hoosiers resolved
as follows, among many other good
"Tbat tbe administration of Gen
eral Grant has been consistent witb
the pi inciples of the Republican psr
ty and eminently just, wise and hu
mane and such as fulfills his pledges
ani deserves our cordial support,
and therefore we instruct our dele
Kates to the National Convention to
vote for tbe renomination of Grant
and Vicc-Presideot."
Gov Baker, Ex-Senator Henry S
I,ane, Gcn'l. Stull, and other equally
strong mn were appointed delegates
to Philadelphia.
The Missourians among others,
resoived that "We declare our un
nwerving confidence in tbe integrity
patriotism and acnlous devotion to
the public interests of the prtsent
Chief Magistrate of the nation, aud
pledge ourselves and the Republican
party to abide by, support and carry
to victory, tho platform and candi
dates presented to the people by the
National Convention to be assembled
at Philadelphia, tbe 5th of Juue
Ex-Senator Henderson, Ex-Kepro
sentative Benjamin, Representative
Burdett and other equally distin
guished "Pukes" go to Philadelphia.
How are you Carl Sumner aad
Charles Soburi?
Tbe Independence Bulletin oan see
no reason for holding two Republi
oan State Conventions. It says:
It is suggested, io favor of calling
the convention early, that tho mem
bers of the Legislature, being already
on tbe ground, oan act as delegates.
In our opiniou tbe members have
quito enough to do in their legiti
mate sphere of duty, the doing of
which is not likely to be enhanced
by undertaking to run a political
convontion at tbe same time, in
our judgment, tbe convention should
not be called until the middle of
And in tbis matter the BuUetin
man's head Is uncommonly lertl.
iriwswwwi^^ t-
DRS Mount**, Feb. 20.
EwroKa "OoliRiKU Wu hftfl tht
liveliest session this forenoon that
we have had since tbe Legislature
In lbs Senate cbadiber, a few
pleasantries were indulged in he
tweea Senators Lowry aad Lara bee.
on the questijo of amending substi
tute for Senate File No. 1 as it was
returned back from the House,which
oaueed no little auoaotof laughter.
In the House, but very little was
done op to 11 o'clock, when H. F.
No. 20 waa called j,up under special
It wilt probably be remembered
that this is the bill that was introdu
ced by Mf. Irish, during the time the
newspaper question was being dit
cossed in tha early part of the ses
The bill provides that it shall be
unlawful for any member to receive
any oompensatioa for mileage, post
age, stationery, orotbor perquisites
of any kind, to be piad out of tbe
SUte Treasury.
Mr. Morison offered au amend
ment Including free passes on rail
roads. Mr. Irish mo to a point of
order, on tbe ground that the amend
ment was not germain to tho bill.
Mr. Caldwell, who was acting as
temporary Speaker declared the
point well Uken and sustained it.
Mr. Hovey of Buchanan offered
the following amendment:
And members shall reoeive pay
only for tne time they aro actually
present at a aession ot the legislature
and then not to exceed #1.00 per day.
Upon motion of Mr. Hall to indefi
nitely postpone the whole subject,
Mr. Hovey said: It ia useless to thue
attempt to dlapose of this question.
By iu frequent recurrence here we
are admonished that it is a solemn
snbject, and one that requires our
serious and solemn attention. It ia
with regret the moet profound that 1
am oompelled to offer aa amendment
to a bill containing so many excel
lencies as tbe bill before the House,
but, when anything approaoluM 90
nearly tp^foctjuaa. u istfWAtote
deplored that the imperfection of ha
manity cannot make it entirely per
fect, andl flatter myself that with
my amendment, this bill will be as
near to perfection as human nature
wiil admit ot. And then there ia
another reason why I offer this
amendment There seems to be a
briek competition among a portion
of tbe members of this Houee, to see
ba moot radical in tbe
measure* of economy whioh they
shall introduoe.
Now I confees to some ambition in
this direction myself, but I am con
atitutionally disinclined to hard la
bor, and 1 am better pleased to shine
by the refulgent light borrowed from
tbe author ot this bill, than by a ta
per of my own lighting, and from my
experience in this House, 1 am firm
ly convinced that tho economy hob
by-horse is a patient animal and will
carry double without baulking, and
it suits my inclination and purpose
better to jump on behind and take a
ride witb the gentleman from
Jobtson, than to be at the expense
and trouble of getting out a livery how many were out in the
of my own. I oan conceive of no ar
gument which can ho advanced in
favor of the original bill, but will ap
ply with equal force to this amend
ment. Tho gentleman from Frank
lin, the gentleman from Webster, and
the conscientious gentleman from
Jefferson have all introduced bill«
looking in the same general direction,
but they all fail of immediate appli
Cbtion. They all put far away the
evil day. They propose to lay the
axe to the root of the tree in theda a
that are to come. Tbis bill proposes
to take effect now and upon the
members of the present Legislature.
They propose to devote to marly
dom the innocent, unknown and un
born members of the lftth Genera'
Assembly. Tbis bill proposes
make martyrs of ourselv&s, and
looking over tbe members of this
House I am deeply penetrated with
with the idea that there never wao
an equal number of men assembled
together who would more respecta
bly fill the martyr's niche in the
temple of tame than the members ot
tbis present House, The song
should no longer be with us, "I want
»o be an an^el," bar, "1 want to be a
martyr," and wben we have all
learnod tbe sous so that we can sing
it in unison, I think 1 can safely in
sure this Ilouae that our constituent
will place no impediments in the
way of our fully carrying oat this
pious wish, not only of becoming
"tnartyrs" but of s iintt als.%
This is us nearly as possible a ver
batim report of his speech which,
from the manner in which it »a*
delivered, and withal so appropriate
and humorous and yet to telling, and
so effective in showiug up the nb
surdity or' these inconsistent econom
ical bills, is acknowledged by all to
be the best speech of the session
since tbe Legislature oonvened. To
be plain, it was what would be'
termed, in pagulistic parlance, a reg
ular "sockdologer" to those members
•.vho get up such bills for no other
purpose than to make outsiders be
lieve that they are the regular per
sonification of economy.
During Mr. Hovey's remarks, be
was frequently interrupted by ap
plause, and trorn beginning to end
he kept the House in s continual
outburst of laughter.
Tbe memberfrom Delaware moved
to re commit the whole matter to
tbe committee on Charitable Institu
tions. Lost.
Mr. Duneombe moved iu refe enoe
to the oommittee on Compensation.
Mr. Irish moved to re-consider tbe
rote by woicb it was roferrod. Lost.
All bills now on file or in the
bsnds of committees in relation to
tbe liquor law, are made tbe speoial
order tor Thursday, 29th inst.
Tbe bill for an act to repeal the
law requiring the general and looal
laws to be published in the news
papers, oomea op to-morrow forenoon
under speoial order and the ons on
Woman's Rights in the afternoon,
I when it is expected that all the
V01. 23, No. 46.
strong-minded and fhort-hn'red wo
men ot DCB Moinee wilt be prwcui.
Tho business of the afternoon bcn
sloo waa qjaimportant, OATO.
DES Montis, Eeb. 21.
The chief question diecuescd
the House this forenoon was H. F.
No. 49 which was tanen up on spoo
ial order.
Tho Committee to whom this bill
was picvii usly referred, reported a
subsututo which, alter some debate
was adopted «rith several amend
ments. Iu fact so many tunendmenti
were offered that it was next to im
possible to keep track of them.
But four of all, the amendmtiu-t
offered wero adopted, one, to sli-ik
out tho word "German" and insert
"foreign," ono "that tho proceedings
of Boards of Supervisors should t?
published in papers of opposite poli
tics in counties were such were pub
lished," another, "that permits the
publication in more than two papers
provided the cost does not exceed
that of publishing iu two papers,"
auoih«r, requires that one paper
shall b« published at the coumy seat.
Mr. lr.fb made a motion to rc-com
mit the bill with all the amendment*
back to the Committee. A regular
hullabaloo followed tbi? motion, anu
after a great many of tlio members
hiv! used their stomacLs of he bile
that had accumulated thereon, tl
EBotfrn t» recommit w* put aud lost
Noon having arrived tho House ad
journed till 2 p. x.
On ita*«rubling in the afternoon,
the bill catue up again, aud Mr.
Leahy having strengthened himself
by a good supply ot soup, beefsteak,
potatoes &c., went in on his muscle
for the repeal, quoting largely from
the Auditor of State's report to sup
port his argument.
After a few splurges being made
in good Athenian style in the field
of oratory, the bill was finally con
sidered engroseed and read a third
The motion to suspeud the rules
and put tbe bill upon iu final pass
age was lost, so it passed on file.
We had a gay old gathering in
the Hall of the House this afternoon,
attracted thitherto to bear the argu
menu tor and against what is gener
ally known as Woman's Rights.
The Hall, the gallery, the aisles,
and every corner or spot capable of
oooapatioa was taken up. The
greatast portion of thi* vast gather
ing was
of ladies of aU
ages, colon and complections, and
I may as well add, sexes, as what
was formerly known as the temalo
sex comprises now two classes, tho
members of one class preferring to
remain and appear as women, while
those of the other are struggling
aad fighting to see how they would
appear in breeches and high Well
ing ton'e.
Old Md yanng, gay and' lively,
handsome and homely, ugly and
pretty, long noses and pug nose's,
plump cheeks and sunken cheeksa
and I believe not a facial picture that
ever adorned the artist's or rogue's
gallery, but what was represented in
the immense crowd tbat assembled
at the Capitol this afternoon. It
must be admitted that the beauty of
DesMoines was well represented, but
shining in brilliancy above thom all
was Iowa's charming poetess, Miss
Matilda Fletoher.
1 should estimate the number of
ladies present at three hundred, and
can not say, all assembled filled with
the highest expectations as to the
fine speeches they would hear, set
ting forth their many excellent
qualities and beauties, by making
them believe tbat, from the sole of
tho foot to the crown of the head
they were models of perfection with
out even a single imperieotiou in the
model to inarits beauty.
Dear creaturos, lur once they
were omed to be disappointed.
Just when expectation was at its
highest and a perceptible boaving of
breasts was taking place umong Un
fair listeners, and members were le
gining to clear their tliroai" and
swallo v "1'roches" preparatory to
giving burst to their eloquence, up
to rose Mr. Leahy and moved the pre-
vious question, and had a thunder-|law
bolt dropped in their midst the
would not have been moro startled.
The motion prevailed, and thun
Johu 1'. Irish, Fred O'Donnell and
John A. Kaseon and others were
deprived of letting the dear creature*
know how dearly they prized them,
and consequently if over the occa
sion comes up ui the future they
will have their speeches prepared,
On the joint resolution being ad
opted for the eubmission to tho peo
pie of the question, to amend the!
Constitution by strikiug out tbe I
word "male," a few of the more en-!
thusiastic ol tho lady audience uUl I
not restrain themselves, but showed
their appreciation of the action b\
giving the members tokens of appro
Shortly after this tbe Hou»e ad
journed. CATO.
Dxs MOINES, Feb. 22.
EDd. COURIER In my letter ot
yesterday I omitted to mention the
passage of a bill introduced by Sir. i publish
Beresheira, in relation to making twe
counties out of the territory now
embraced in Pottawatimie emmty,
and creating a new couuty to be
named Belknap, io honor of one of
Iowa's worthiest sons, tbe present
Secretary of W ar, General Belknap.
On the journal boing read in the
House this morning, Mr. Kas««n
moved that wben tho Houa«' adjourn
ed, it be until 10 A to-morrow
morning. Car
Mr. Canpbell of Jefferson, moved
a reconsideration of the vote of yes
terday on the joint resolution in re
gard to submitting the question
amending the Constitution to the
Mr. Irish moved that the motion
be laid on the table, and trusted Ibo
motion to re-consider would not
provail, but it did prevail toverthc
less. Several petitions were present
ed and referted.
But very few bills were intro
dueed, one of tbese being H. P. No.
PablUhed every evthing,(8uuU«)ra«XMptc14
to inall subscriber*, per year...— SO
6 moniliH 4 OS
8 Inonths .—.^. w^. 1
Complete 1th iwv
n yisltliii: can! li Mammoth ftiatet
©xeontf-il io Ui.'OU Slyle, KnsteMi price* ttad
work 'UiplU-p
220, offered by M, Urcfhciio, in relR
tion to an act requiring specified aoU
mid duties ot Railroad ompanies,
and providing remedies for the en
forcement of the same. Tho bill
came up under suspension of tha
rules, and by leave of tho House,
Beresbeim explainod ita natur*
at eonie length. The object of ths
bill is to compel tbe U. P. R. R. Co,
to ccmpiy witb acU of Congress, and
agreement- mnde with the people of
Council JSluffs in relation to ths
eastern toi minus of tbe U. P. R. R.
Mi Bi retheim in his explanation
of the bill, portrayed the gross out
rage that had been perpetrated upon
the people ot Iowa, and of Counoil
Bluffs in particular, by the U.P.K.R.
Company violating contf&cU mads
betw cen it and the people.
Mr. Hall discussed the bill, appror.
ed ot its
but thought if
passed it would be entirely impera
tire us in his opinioo it was a BOOB
Such also were tbe views express,
ed by Mr. Ballincerof Keokuk, who
said no person would rejoice more
than himself if such a law as pro
vided for by the bill could be made
effective, but be agreed with Mf.
Hall on the question of tbe constitu
tionality of such a law.
The bill as introduced, passed tbe
House by a vote of 82 against 2.
Mr. O'Donnell asked leave to call
up House Pile No. 19, wbioh was
gran Led.
This bill authorises County Audi
tors to appoint deputies, and passed
almost unanimously.
At 10:20 the HOUBC adjourned.
In the Senate the Woman's Rights
question came up, and after soma
discussion, in which Senator Rieb
ards opposed tbe Joint Resolution^
John W. Kyles, foreman of the
Register office was the recipient yes
terday ot a splendid 970 silver wateh
from the members of the Register
family, which, I take it, is pretty
good evidence that John W. mm!
be a jolly good fellow, and that his
services in the Registet office are
duly appreciated. CA**
EDS, COURIRR:—We notice
Senatoc Merrill has introduced a bill
providing for the publication of tbe
transactions of tho Iowa State Medi
cal Society. The bill provides that
the Secretary ot tho Society shall
present to the Secretary of State a
printed copy of the transactions, ap
proved by the Society's committee on
Publication, and if the publication
bo an annual ooe, tbat the sum of
$400, if biennial, $600 shall be appro*
printed toward defraying the es
penHi* of publishing tho same.
Tl ie Society has long felt that such
recognition was demanded by every
consideration ot right and justice
and in asking this it asks no
more than has been done for the
promotion of medical science in oth
er StttUlH.
When ilia remembered that any
or regulation designed to effect
tho public health must depend for its
efficiency upon the intelligent co-op
oration of the physicians, and wben
we look at the fact that within the
last seventy-five years human life
has been prolonged twenty-five per
cent, and the duration of treatment
lessoned one third, it ought not,
will not be ielt by any one that the
sugi of 8400 a year has boen mis
Tho volumeol Transactions recent
ly published we believe to be in every
way crrditable to tbe profession of
the SUte, but when provision has
been made to secure an annual pub
lication, authors ot valuable papers
will not as heretofore decline to put
tbem iu the
of the Secretary
of tho Society to be lost .-sight of for
ever or to await the doubtful resur«
rection of a Sooiety without funds to
Wo feel tbat it is only necessary
that members of the legislature
give the matter a little thought
and they will make th* provision
with pleasure and satisfaction, and
Senator Morrill be entitled to the grat
itude ol pro/ession and tho public.
"As goes Maine so goes the Union"
usetf to bo a quotation of popular be
lief. If it be true uow, its recent
action in placing itself at the bead
of tho Giant States has some signifi
cance. On the 15th inst. the llepub
lican members of the Legislature of
that Slate, in compliance with the
wishes of the part}, met in Conven
tion aud elected delegates to the
National Republican Convention. A
resolution intruding the delegation
to vote lor irant's renomination was
adopted unanimously. This is a pill
for Gredy to tr.We—and for GrinnelL
,—Des Mourns Register.
The Keol .k ladies hav« adopted the
"Alexis twit The hair braklea up t»
resemble tfc* Atlantic cable, an* »ur
mouo ted bv a smalt sued bear and euea.
The T1«:ly Iowa«uf.~ Rtyittrr is rMpon
•1Mb for the above.
waa referred to the Committee on
Constitutional Amendments.
The Senate took some action upon
H. F. No. 101, in relation to Clerks of
Courts pratising in the same as at»
torneys or solicitors. Referred to
the Committee on Judiciary. Also
on H. F. 218) empowering «isss%
towns and counties to settle, adjust
and compound their indebtedness^
and to provide for tbe payment of
the same. Referred to same Com

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