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4 I if mmm a*. whig (Jottrftr. Published Thurada Mum Inn. Ofilolkl Paper of UM pMtmmt. CUtolal Paper off th» Cafuty. Ottoial Paper cf the cM& PER IEABTN ADVANCE. •8.00 Arrca nnunoR or six mam. aSFI'/®'5--'®" th® Corner Market and See- ®nUStre«u,ovarii^ PontOiJloe. "ewij»p«r afB^' ,»*?* F»'*«Aw wfcn lakaa papef rafnfarry fr«n III* past •wwweed orsot—larwponaibfefor tbe pay. «Hrf* hU paper 4ie©"»Oaaad be matt mt ImhTSr I P'bli.H.r IU«J miliniia IOM»IUntil parni-'T whethertakea iroM i' 1«M .Th-*•*•*•*!IM th« rafMtnt toraksiw.yi«i i llwJuj*!r*i of nmtnving arM waving t£a» ••*e 1*4 kt,4ap«taiifMW«vMMMol tatouttoMi fr^4» ''(On UMI Vally of the S#ih. BBAHiBXUB!! That otlior Presidential aspirant, the renowned social and poliiioal re former, Mrs. Victoria C. Woodhall, climbs Giant with the balance of (be seekers fjr presidential honors thereupon our fear* fjr the (list in bod general and statesman are ily arousod. Tbo onslaught of combined forces of Democrats, -J4-Soreheads, Labor Reform ats*^ Ac., under the guidance of their ftaiueitt male loader*, be has thus far successfully met, but whether or no ho cao now stand the pressure fcineo Victoria has thrown down tbe glovo to him and stripped for tbe fight, w» aro not so ccrtaio. Was Orant a bachelor, as was tbo sainted Jeems Buchanan, there might bo a compromise between them of tbio js in the light of saered natural affiuities and upon condition that Vio. should bare tbe lions share. We should in sist, howover, in case such an ar angemeut were possible, that Vic toria should be true to her affinity 4 during tbe Presidential term. It I tolerable and proper that Queen Victoria, of England, should have a husband appendage to tho Crown, but we hardly think it would have been palatable to the Eng. l:sh people had sbo seen fit to fiud (and unite with many and sundry af finities aocordiug to the social ideas Woodhull. It is fsir to pre je now that the distinguished Ijrets ot the 19th century has ar Ayed herself in the panoply of war on Grant, that she will be cordially """Ited by the eminent U. S. who make common cause ^fbnatora with her io this regard. Here is a brief extract from ber pronunciamen to taken from her weekly of March 2nd: There is a proposition under con. eideration by thn representatives of the varioua reformatory elements of tho country looking to a grand con solidated convention to bn held in this ciiy io May next, during Anni versary week. The recent actions and avowal* of the Ifadors of tbe Re publican patty muke it impossible Or any citizen^ofliberal tendencies to any longoi maintain or affilliato with it- In its eelf.eousoioosness of the power of position, and having con trol of all ibe patronage ot* the ^riv* crnmt'iit, ignores tho demands ofa larKe body of its adheren s. It im agines it can Hand and defy there. Jt thinks they will not de sort from iIM f.,|.ix. it doux not t^irvu thore win bo another party ^'ianisid nlhufficient strength to ei ti.nger its succei-s ill thn next olee boyond which even iiti mosi Mnguino adherents do uot profess bu'tt fir it. yTSvery body of Radicals every where in tho United States *hou Id an soon UN the call is in ado public, lake Immi'diato i*t^ps to bo reprcHunted iu It. Everybody should become n special committo of one to act, and without delay. And if everybody wbo roally cot res tho Miicces* 1 the now patty, will pui forth an iodivid Uul i-fliipt. a revolution van bo uoioni plirhud that will a»tomsh even thoee who ure uu* moft hopulul. Isn't It remarkable that Baron Gerolt, tbe Prus*iun Minister, at Washington, all during the Frnnco Prussi«o wur and for almost a gener ation previously, and tbo ustute Bis marck and all bis Consular agents io this country, were not ublo to find out that their rights were violated by tho seliiog of our old musketa to liemington, Richardson, and every Other man who had money to pay for them? No word of complaint baa been uttered by the Prussian government on this score, and ft re mained lor two soreheadeJ Republi can Senators to dig up tbe story to rbcat Grant and io jeopardize tbe set tlement of our Alabama claims, by the bumano and cbristian.methods of an arbitrament, which those Senators V .Wi their cabal opposed because it didn't originate with them. Gerolt was one of tbe best inform ed men in tbe diplomatic service, in 'Washington. lie know, as every other man with a tbimblefill of biains must have known, that these arms were not being bought to shoot duoks with, but tbut indirectly they would fall into tbe hands of some government, like tbo French, in an extremity. lie had the opportunity to buy them indirectly, through mer chants, but the truth was iney were for tbe most part worth)***—not to be oompared with tbo Prussian needle gun, besides, tbe Prussian were daily capturing more guns than tboy know what to Jo with, of a vastly hettor character. The Prussian government hasn't compUiiied. Wby, therefore, should Churles Sumner, Carl Scburz & Co. do so except to break down an ad mir.irttruiion they cannot control, in their own porsonal and selfish schemes. Tho Democratic National Commit tee are distributing lhf speeches of 8un£ier and Suhur* at campaige *T0Mm.**fil »r the Established in 1848. Pmltoattal Nemtaattoas. The nominees for President are numerous. Judge Davis roceivcs and accepts tbe nomination of tbo Labor Reformers Black, of Pa., tbe nomination of the Temperance con vention, and Gen. Thos. A. Davies a first-class ''dead beat" nominates himselt. Now what aro tbo Liberal Itepublioans to do? Tbo labor re formers' may cast in two or three States something of a vote, and un lesa the Liberals unite with them in tho nomination, it looks as though he opposition to Grant will be wo fully divided. All this is making cad havoo among the Liberal oandi dates. It snubs 13. Grata Brown, S P. Chase, Gen. Cox, 4c., Tbe laot is, thero are too many cooks for the good of the opposition broth. It is impossible to hurmonizo all those inoongruous elements without which there would not bo tbe ghost of a chancu ot success. Even if this im possible task were accomplished by uniting on a louder, tho rank and file cannot be made to walk the plank, and so it becomes a foregone conclu sion that Grant will be unanimously nominated at Philadelphia on June 5th next, and agaiu rido as trium phantly into power as did Preaideot Liocoln in 1864. Encyciopedeas aro now in active demaud, by democratic politicians, to find out who David Davis is. So far, hia name has not been discover ed iu any of them. To ease tbeii minds, we will mako haste to Rtate that he was a Distiict Judge, ot Illinois, before whose court Mr. Lin coln won bis forensic spurs that he was, on the score of personal regard, more tbao anything else, put ou the Supreme bench by President Lin coln that he weigba about as much as,and ia about tbe size of, a skinned horse, and that bo has about tbe same chanee of being eleoted Presi dent as he baa of going to Heaven in a hand-basket It may be added for tbe benefit of tbe chaps who have maligned the martyred Lincoln all their lives, tLat D. D. was hia administrator ex ecutor. From the nail) or Mxrch Wt. Seaater Wrifht. In tho Senate, on tbe 27th inst., Senator Wriitbt, of Iowa, made an exneedinttly able upcmh, na the dis patches say, on tbe Sumnor-Schurz Arms affair. We have only received tbe following brief synopais of it Passing to the pending resolution, (the one enquiring into tbe alleged illegal sale of arma to the French), he said "Whatever others miffht jo, be would not vote for it with or with out tho preamble, becaceo tho discus Hion bad shown beyond all question that thero wus no warrunt wtiatover tor an investigation, lie believed it hud been deoionatrutcd beyond all doubt tbut thi ro was ubsolutely nothing to throw the least suspicion on tbe nution or it-* officials. Thi was an era of invcHti^ution, and he would alwuxsvoto tor a proper in vostigalion for legitimate purposes, but be would not vote lor tins inves tigation becsuse be believed it was neither for the interest of tbe coun try at larne. nor for the protection of tbe rights of any of tbo citizens ot this cojntry. In ilt main purpose this eusnre would certainly tail, for the people hnd already decided that Gen. Grunt bhonld accept the Execu tive cbuir for another term." Ono Campbell, a member of tbe lower lioueo from effort'on county, who managed to slip in on a scratch last fall on account of running against two Itepublioans, ba» mudn bis maiden speech in assaulting the press of tbe State as Barnucloe and Kobbors. After this it is scarcely necessary to add that Campbell is a pig-beaded Peonsylvaniun, and a pot-bellied Democrat. Tbe somewhat disgusting job of relieving this Campbell of Us ©J»i dermis was left to the members of bis own political family, and it may be said, to tbe credit ot Messrs Duncombe and Irish, that they did their work so exceedingly well that they bavo merited the thanks .4 the press of tbe entiro Statr, for tboir necessary but exceedingly offensive public duty. Bro Claggett, of the Ootutitution, is jubilant, perfectly uproarious, in behalf of the Hon. Carl Schurz. His daily of to-day is running over with enooniumsupon him. Wby? The reason is as evident as the noon-day sun Scburz is laboring, might and main, to defeat Grant for re nominu tion, and coquetting with tbe demo crats, on the passive policy. This is tbe same Scburz that, during the war, with the rest of tbe loyal Ger mans, democratic pupers generally styled as tbo d—d dutch. The Burlingtou Gazette repeats *be stories of tbo Chicago Tribune, when it hasn't any of its own torged. It quoteb from that paper llowell, ot the Gate City, Hedrick, of tho Cou- BiKn, Uussell, ®f tbe Daventoort (?«. zette, and Petor Molendy, of tbe Cedar Falls Gazette, a* u|| oeing Fed eral oCiceholders, and ail blowing for Grunt tbrou'/h their papers, -when that sheet, if it desires to be trutbfbl, knew tbat noithi-r of tbe gentlemen named aro editorially crnuectod with the papers mentiAiirl. Ilenry Clay Dean is out for David Davis tbo Labor Reform candidate tor President. ?hat is all'firtd tough on Davit, ..- BBHBBWP—PIPPMWP THE rSElVOH ASMS OilE Tho Washington correspondent of tho Springfield (Mass.) Republican, an anti-Grant, Liberal Republican puper, writes of the great debate as as follows. "It doesn't seom to me tbat the !a-t movement of tho anti-Grant Be publicans in the Senate has been a success. One or two effective speech es were made on thut side, but Mr. Sumner's opening speech was cer lately a fttiluro, and, unless I am greatly mistaken, the investigation will provo a failure. Tho weak spot in tbe indiutment in, tbat it deala ao largely in mere suspicion. Already some of the material alloga lions ol the Sumnei resolutions have been explained away the charge ot decrepauoy in the accounts, for In stance, and tbe iutimation that tne administration was inclined secretly to favor Frunco, or to BJII guas at tbe risk of violation of tbe neutrality laws, doe-* not find favor among the Itepublioans hero, whether they like or dislike General Grant. Almost all t^cre is left of the resolution is the hint that somebody connected with the government was in the arms speculation. This is aimed at Geo eral IngalU, it is said yet he tells bis frieiids here tbat he had nothing whatever to do with tho sale of arms, and no doubt ho will swear to it be fore the committee, and thus it will fall to the ground. It must bo re membered that there are some things in this w rid which cannot be proved, and it is hardly worth tbe while of a •can like Mr. Sumner to be bunting down all tho Washington rumors wbiuh affect Porter, Babcock, Ingrlls and company. At any rate, I predict tbat this investigation will prove a failure, and if it does, it wilt htrengtben General Grant. 41 Tbe Senate Chamber has not been so crowded for years as it was this afternoon to liaten to Mr. Scburz's speech, and the effort was exceed ingly ingenious and able, yet it was not entirely successful. Tbe people do not believe tbat Secretary Belk nap carelessly and negligajnj^Mtiola ted tbe neutrality law.a» I^Ha fr aot tbat kind of a man In trvtb be practically tbe moat oonecieiitioas member of tbe Cabinet, and be is sur prised and pained at the great debata over bis aots. He knows, however, tbat the attack is not really aimed at him, but at tbe President, who is responsible tor the acts of his subor dinates. Mr. Soburz was then, both successful and unsuccessful. He made a splendid speech and replied effectively to Conklingand Morton, and yet to night not a hundred per sons who listened to him really be lieve tbat tbe Administration is guilty ota violation of tbe neutrality laws in the aalea of arms. *elxma» a YmSSSf. Tho Iluuae uummitiee on expendi tures of the War Department yes terday received testimony from Sec retary Belknap showing that the sale of arms to the French was stopped by orders in October, 1870, at which time he first discovered liemington was agent for the French government. General Bolknap repeated over and over again to General Dyer that no Biles should bo mudo to any agent of tho French or Prussian Govern ments. .No arms were sold to any agent of tbo French Government to his knowledge. lie has already stutcd thut tho amount realized from tbo sale of arms was S9.719 942, and of this sum $9,492,36d had been do po-ited as per certificates on file.— $120,000 was reported in the bands ol the depositors on tbo 30lb of June, 1871, utid tbe balauoe wai expended for preparing them for sale, fitting tbcin up, In reply to tho question of the chairman as to tbe discrepancies be tween the accounts of tbe War and Treasury Department^, Secretary Belknap said tbat he £was aware ol uone, and at tbe close of the fiscal year ot tbo War Department, it was the eamj^ as that of tbo Treasury De partment, namely, OA the 30th o! June. The interogatory was put, do you know of your own knowledge that any government offioers are interest' od in tbe sale of arms, directly or otherwiso Answer—I do not. A very strong statement or intimation in connec tion with this matter was made to lue by the Marquis de Cbambrun on the 20th of last January. I asked him to name the person and when we were together io a private room I asked him to name such person or to make a statement over his signa luro or any statement by which 1 could convict of fraud any one of theso officers or other persons con nected with the government, but he did not do so. 1 kept a memoran dum of the statement that he did make but tbat contains nothing from which I can obtain information re lative to any oflloor of the govern ment. I begged him to give mo specific in/ matiou hut he hud none. Our couveisation weut further but I got nothing bearing upo* tho point. Tbe chairman said he bud invited Mr. Sumoer to appear and to give any facts tbut bu infgbt have to of fer but be hud not come forward. Io order to arrange further for the cx imnuiinn and to obtain the otticin! statements which the Secre tary had indicated his readiness to furnish, and being desirous tbat tbo nvcsti^ation should be thorough, the committee adjourned till Tuesday. Wbca Gen. Grant was inaugurated six per cent, gold bonds ot tbe U. were worth but 182.72 on llOu in •fold. They are now worth «101 on JIUO. Is not ibattMW*#4#** I tiering we want* ,, OAPIYOL OORHESPOIVSBNOB. DBS .MOINES, Feb. 27. Whew I Get out of the wuj-. Hadn't we a time in the House this lorenoou. All unexpected, and nnlookod for too. But to the routine. Sovcral petitions were presented from as many counties asking for a Judicious license liquor law, all of whioh were referred to the Committees on tbo auppression of in«inperance. Re oorts of several Committee wore read ai laid upon the table. The Committees on Roads and Highways rocommendcd tbe pass age of tbo biil tor tbe oonstmction of bridges in certain cases, and the levy ot taxes therefor, with one or two amendments. The Committee on Judiciary recommended in their report the passage of H. F. 109, tor the protection of feeders ot stock. H. F, 22 came up as upocial order, being a bill to authorize the improve mout ot streets and alleys. Mr. Gear offered an ammdmont to the bill, to tbe effect tbat no street shall be graded unless ordered by two thirds of tbo Common Council or trustees.. Adopted. Mr. Uull offered a substitute for the bill which tie explained at some length. Mr. Gear movod tbat both bill and substitute bo referred to a spec ial Committee of five tbat tbey be printed, and made special order for Thursday. Motion prevailed. Mr. Caldwell asked leave to offer a resolution. Leave granted. It was to the effeot that when tbe House adjourn, it be until to-mor row at 9 A. and that hereafter the House hold but one session dai ly, continuing tVom 9 o'clock until 1 o'clock. Mr. Kasaon amended by inserting Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, as tbe dayB for dispensing with tbe afternoon session. Thus amended, the resolution was adopted. Several bills were introducod, bat of no general importance. Mr. Clark, just as a motion was made to adjourn, noon having ar rived, asked leave to call up H, F. •IS tor the ~^M*pose of recommitting to th« OomniMee on Ways and Means. This is where tho Mk(vu and a jolly good one it waa too. This bill has so of\en been men tioned tbat it must be well known by its number, ^without farther ex planation. To be brief, it ia to repeal tbo ptblication of tbe laws in newspa pers. Mr. Caldwell opposed tbe motion and thought the whole matter would again be opened np for discusaion by its recommitment. Thought it bad been amply and sufficiently discuss ed alreaoy, and so far as be waa con- Said, be knew there were a great many declining politicians who would like to see these barnacles swept away, but for what, he asked. (This expression about barnacles was one made by Kaaaon, sometime ago). Fixing bis eyes steadfastly on Mr. &. lie answertKl his own in Interrogatory by saying, ''tbat the devil tish might come up out of tbe deep and sink tbo ship tbat these barnacles (the press) keeps uflnnt. He, individually, nor tbe claas of journalists he represented did not care about occupying the columns of tbeir paper for publishing tbe laws, aod snapping bis finger, ha said, he nor any other journalist who pub lished a steady paper, did not care that for the paltry pittanoe paid by tbo State for publishing the laws, but in bebalf of those papers pub lished in our newer counties, ho op posed tbe repeal of tbe law. As for bis political principle be said tbat tbo gentlemen from Jeffer son, from whom yet emanated tho smell of Pittsburgh smoke, ought be the last man to cbargo bim (irisb) with deserting tbe party, now es pecially as the democratic party on the floor stood in such great need ol a leader, none of whom required one so badly as tbe genllemao from Jel lerson. 1 KM ROADS? I« HIA vntfl on th« rooord now, for the bill just as it stands, as he considered tbe law ought to bo and should be re pealed. Mr. Ilovey made another of bis brief but telling speeches in favor of the recommitment of tbe bill, stat ing tbat it contained many rough edges that required hewing off be fore going to tne Senate. He op poeed tbe bill in its presont form and thought tbe members of tbe House were old enough to take care ot themselves, witbou. depending on tho Senate to do tb ir work. Mr. Duncombe offered a resolution instructing tbe Committee to port back a bill providing tor tbe publica tion of all laws that take effoct prior to July 1872, and all other laws of a general cbarncter, Did not prevail. Mr. Campbell of Jefferson, used very strong language sgainst tbe press in general, (tating tbey were a set of robbers, who were plundering the State Treasury for publishing laws, and thought it was bigb time tbat these barnacles should be scrap ed off from tbo ship of State. lie quoted from a circular issued by tbe 1'ress Association, and chargod that So. iety with secretly conniving to*ur 'eptitioosly rob tbe State of aboot 100,000, He made a political issue of it, and obarged John P. Irish with deserting tho party, and wished him all the success in the world with his new parly. Campbell's attack on the press was very bitter, and I think uncalled lor. Mr. Irish replied to Campbell's attack and defended tbe press nobly. On taking the floor, Mr. Dun combe said that no Democrat from Jefferson or anywhero else, would go farther in matters of economy than himself, but, there was a duty he owed to tbe Siato and a duty bo owed to tbe people and tbis being tbe case, was op|oscd to tbe bill in i's present form, and favored its r. commitment to tbe end,'tbat any orr^ contained therein might be or .touted. As part of bis duty to people, he thought tbat so much the Uws as partook of a general cb. acter should be publi«b ed iu tho papers, tbat the people might have some understanding of those laws by which they are gov erned. Alter Dunoombe, the member from Adams took tbo floor, bat as s/- o**!u* OTTTTMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA THURSDAY, MARCH 7,1872i his speech was rambling an4 discon I nee'ed, and as jt was by this time past ono o'clock, and a loid voicu coming up from my "inards' crying grub, grub, grub. I aroso and re pairod to tbe Jones House as rapidly as possible. The bill was recommitted. Pram tbe Dally ot March l*t. DES MOINIS, Feb. 28. EDITORS COURIER: The business transacted in the House tbis morn inif waajiot of so interesting a char acter as that of yesterday, although it was not what may be termed dull. Tbe reading of tbe Journal over, several petitions were offered and referred to appropriate committees. Mr. Pratt presented' a ooni urrent resolution asking tbat the State prin ter be required to furniso fifty pages, daily, of the new code to eauh mem ber, and if not able to do so to tell why. Adopted. A bill, H. F. No. 274,. was intro duced, being an act to prohibit the sale, manufacture or keeping ot any sptritious liquors. The oill provides tbat any porson can give Information against anoth er, for so selling, manufacturing, or keeping, and tbat said informant shall be required to depos.t the sum ot S5.00, with a proper officer, to pay costs in case the liquor found on his information shall not exceed one gal lon. It also makes provision for dis posing of any liquor so found, by spilling out, breaking tho vessels, Ac. Mr. Caldwell introduced H. F. No. 276— A bill for an act to repeal certain laws in relation to the taxation of railroad property and providing that such should be taxed tbe same a9 other property. Were 1 going to comment ou thi* bill, 1 should say, from what little I know about tbe management of rail roads that such was impossible. Air. Caldwell explained tbe bill briefly and then movod tbat it be considered engrossed. Teale opposed the bill and Irish supported it. Tbe hour having arrived tor tbe special order, H. F. 83 was taken up as such in relation to the repeal of o Registry Law. -, ar^umeavon tbU question as attmed a political obaraotar arid was participated in by ••••& Iriab, Hall, O'Donnell, Ainswortb, Stowc, Tuttle, Kassoo, Reed and Bore sbiem. Mr. Leahy offered an amendment providing that the law of repeal shall not extend to cities having 2,000 in habitants and over. Mr. Kasson's argument in tbe opinion of your correspondent was the most forcible presented on tbo subject, and cited the law to prove tbat it workings wore in no manner "IT _«*!* very beneficial. Mr. Boresbiom cited the case of Council Bluffs and said tbe Registry Law was a necessity there for the protection ot tbe ballot box, as ex perience had taught tbe people there tbat they were powerless without such a law to protect themselves against tho freebooters and scalawags of Nebraska who would rush in by tbo hundreds a day or two before tbo election and the next day would be off io some other locality. At noon tbo House adjourned till 2 o'clock. On meoting in the afternoon the consideration of tbe Registry ques lion wus resumed, when the debate became warmer than ever. Mr. Rolph*, of Davenport, spoke at some length in favor of repeal as ulso did Duncombe, Danfortb, Blake and Campbell. Mr. Pratt opposed the bill. In the course of the discussion sev eral amendments were offered but all lost. Mr. Stowe moved to amend by striking out 2.000 and inserting 10,000. Mr. Caldwell by inserting 5,000. Tbe original amendment offered Mr. Leaby was lost On tho question to engross and and read a third time the vote stood: YritS-Ainsworth, Bal'iDKnr, Dentty, ofJaaper B»ri(fa, Hmk», BUkciv, Bootb, Cainptxtll, tirxns. Kinnnikrn. Kreenmn, Hall, H-tawning, Hilton, Hopkirk, John ston, Maxwell. M'Alll-ter, McCoy, Mer rill, Ui'l^r, O'Donnell. Paul, "ect. Rood, Rio*. Rolnha, Rule, Sindrv, Nobev««r», Skillen, Stewnrt, Biowej Slrulhena, Teale, rutt e, Wood, of Clay Wood, of Btory, ««d Wrigrbt, of Vaa Burnn—44 NAYfs—Bewtty. of C«l«r: Bi-re-hW'm, niai'kmxn, Blins, Bonowlir, Butler, Gad- well. C.-iirlwell, Car Jell, Curver, Clark, of Benton Clark, of Iowa Clone, Craw ford, lnvia, Davison, Draper, Durham, E luworih, Eriotaoii, Hear, WaNhinKtim WriKbi, of Mills, and Mr. Spekt-r—49. Tbo time ot tbe Senate to-day was devoted to making temperance speeches, but how much tbis honora ble body requires such lectures 1 cannot say. From the Dally of Maaah SWT, DES Moines, Feb. 2'j. EDITORS COURIER Tbe first busi- Mr. Dunoombe nnved that it be relerrcd to the CON noMee on Rail roads. Mr. Caldwell, ir supporting the bill, said:—Tbat si»n:e members wore under ibe impref.-i n tbat bin inten tion in introducj^ tbis bill wus all lor buncombe, be would lot tbcin Know il wu i 'i" might be had. He had the honor ot being a member of that Committee, but did he thereby relinquish his righf. as a member on this floor. He thought not. He was Lore to work for tbe best interests of the people at large and Wapello County in particular and while on this floor bo expected to do bis duty, and tbat duty demanded be should introduce tbe bill now bting discussed. In re ply to the assortion made yesterday by the gentleman from Decatur, that "it this bill was passed the taxation of railroad property would be left to a set of local assessors who would be bought up by passes and thus less tax would ^e received under its pro visions than under tbe present law," ho would say if the gentleman from Decatur represented suoh a class of people, he did not. He represented a constituency the peoplo of which could not be bought by a paltry rail road pass. Tbe gentleman troiA Decatur, in reply to Mr. Caldwell, said he came not here in the interest of any rail road, was not a railroad man, and did not ride here on a tree pass. Ho was here in the interests of tbe peo ple and as such be looked upon tho bill presented by tbe gentleman from Wapello aa a fraud upon the com munity. Ho held their charges would be regulated in accordance with how thef were taxed, all of which, oventually tbo poople had to pay. Mr, Caldwell moved tbat the bill be engrossed and asked for the yeas and nays. On the question being put to tbe House, tbe vote stood, yeas 34 naya 59 so the motion was lost. for the bill, both of which were re ferred to the Committee on Railroads and ordered printed. Mr. Irish moved tbat special orders Nothing of importance transpired in the Senate to day. But bold on! There was. A standing committee on tbe new Capitol building was ap pointed, of which your townsmau, Senator Merrill, was made ohair man. anfltfo -tTO feel proud that their Senator wax se lected for this honorable position. such OoodHpued, Hreen, Hanion, Hewitt, Ilovey, Irish, Knxsnu, Keablea. Leahy. Lee, li'ttenbrji. McC'ore, Newhold, Perkin*. 1'rntt, eoor, Ptedman, Tanker, Ttilln, Van Davomer. Van M*ter, Van S»un. Whiltcn, Wil li -ims, Willson, of Keokuk: Wilton, of ness in tho llouso this morning alter ail over tbe tttate last tall that you tbe Journal being read waa tbo iniro-' had joiued tho church, would there duction of a ret.oluuon that thu bu anyttiiug uiniss in giving tbo pub M. House, in future meet, at 6:30 A. Lost. Mr. Caldwell's bill in relation to 'be taxation of rui.road property came up uext. no sueh thing. lie wits in earnt-iiu his introduc on of iho bill no was pledged to such a measure, uiid he wanted members to couio out boldly and state just where li.ey stood on tbis question. lie for one was favor of taxing railroad property ja~t aa other peo p'e's property taxed. Ho was not hue to legislate for against railroads, but ho v hero to jus- liee lo railroad con nies and people ay* arorod and as 4 orierprises, bui alike. He alt aisled railrc thought a r« just as the Oad roould be taxed tuer »as taxed, rs tbought tbat he Some men was making i bringing fori id for popularity by this bill, and that k a promising boy should stop short ot perfecLicD, aod mar sonio of those tine qualities by some times tailing to tell tbe truth Oh, what a pity. He failed to tell the truth in his two column article of! January 24th as in so doing bo thought to foroctall for ability than I am entitled to tendcrlv the action ot tbe Committee in pre-1 when you credit mo with oontroling day, and senting it ul tlii- Mr. Duncombe offered a substitute regards, I will say I shall be ready whenever you subject again. be taken up and on tbis motion pre-' fHB POMI HIMFTft Ol vailing be asked to take op H. P.No. 137 in relation to tbe suppression gf uHamperanoe. This gavia.riae tar aaroral temper ance lectures, the purpocl of which Cato did not note down as be has heard temperance laotnres enough to last him a life time. CATO. From the dally Register of the Wth. MMiTfa mn. 'i CaaspUmaata te the Irisk ia aa 0|i» Letter. Editor State Register: In the Iowa City Daily Press of February 16th, John P. Irish blubblers over badly and refuses to be oomforled. I regret very much than the boy is at' dieted with such spasms, and feat they will become chroni and injure his constitution. And then for a boy that is so near perfect—tbat bos all knowledge, human and divine tbat oannot look upon ignorance with tbe least degree of allowance that kuows more about law than Black* stone more aboot tbe property ofj tbe 8tato than all tbe state oflioers more about tbo contracts than those who made them more about tbe structure, stability and beauty of! public buildings than all tho archi tects of the United Slates more aboot the proceedings of tbe Capitol Commissioners than they do them selves inoro about building stones than all the world beeides, except Appleyard more about the educa tion aid qualifications of the oitixeos of this Stale than all the Superin tendentn ot Public Instruction and the Pr4«idenia of colleges and acad err.IOH in the State more about do ceui-y nnd good manners than Lord Che9tertield himself in it not a pity that shown by my an swer ot February 2nd. He forgot to tell th^ truth iu hia half column blubber ot February 16th, Now if 1 had made such an error, I could have been excused on account of "ig uorance," but what excuse can there IK- tin- one so brigUt smart refined ,ind christian like as tbis fair haired AUOII:*? Perhaps bu will take it all back when he gels over hia wailing a-iil say tie didn't wrong A W» And now JokSv as it was heralded lie one of tLu prayers you are sup posed to make daily Let us fnncy yo i placing yourielt iu a devout at titude. holding in one baud that gold beaded cane, twirling that ttne watch chair., and tbe olber band nervously rcachiug uf er some of tbe upprnpu ation^ that are expected lobe mado I __ for the continuation of tho work up- .wwk on tbe Capitol, one eye turned "o- »*b'° "tU' commencc: "Oh, Thou that knewest mo iban all tbo world, except John, -AtItj inelamce, a vcrygood Ujad0 ward* the ladies and tbe other' v« cocke.l to see who.ber Dudley or ILLIAM A ROHRT. any ot bis friends were near, near, yon n T0 can do all things, except make John teli tbe iruib, wilt Thou reiie uie and my friends of the prese aco and in terterenco of Dudley ar.d tbose that work with him, espf^Hy j„ tt0 matter ot the apprr priations that may be made from \imu to time for tbe erection of the r,ow Capitol. The balauce of my prayer, ob, Father, for the benefit of Dudley may be found in the 109th Psa.lm from the 6th lSlh verses umen." And now, John, aa I take it, vou are excellent humor af^er your devotional exoroiaas, Jet UA have a little friendly chat Have you not bjen giving ue a littl.) more credit -i'- ibr.e i.cg!«):ituics and tbe fai-f.-l io be up, they have tried to set mo claimed any rich intention but six Commission, solely ny tne deiiMty «.f sucb tuings as are n«uallv oreDared weeks ot the session bad already my ignorance I must certainly de- for siclc persons, even tried^o force passed and no action was taken by cline the honor of such distinguished me to take when I did not want the Committee cn the subject yet, ability. Why, a man of such ability books and papers furnished for read and ho wanted to bring tho matter could a^nost resuscitate tho Demo betbro tbe Uuuse that some autiuu 1 cratin party. I should (ear they would be after me bet'oro nigbt to make me their candidate for next President, as honesty and intelli gence are not qualifications required. Again, wonld it not be well when you form conspiracies to gel rid ol commissioners that are supposed to4 STATE OF IOWA i be in the way of tho conspirators i controlling tbe appropriations for their own benetit, and get others ap pointed that will suit their purpose, to make some shewing that can be supported by evidence or is John's word sufficient to setasidotbe record that will swear the stronges' for tho least money—then won't wo have a ja4orious time spending tbe appro priations that maybe inude for tbe Capitol wish From the Daily and all other facts? Would it not Eyre kept the house when I came 1 be well when you institute a coin do not like to stay here so well but parison between tbe lock-stone and what I would go away if I had a others received by your great, im- i pla.e to go to I have no relations partial Superintendent, to call atten- ut ail in thisoouoty 1 can sew and tion to tbat pile of first class diniun- knit. aid any wash that other women sion stone that he pronounced us I ar do about a house I help cook good as granite, at the northwot we have plenty to eat, and good corner ot tbe yard, and bad cut and quality our coffee is store coffee prepared for laying io tbe wall, and plenty of milk for coffee when sick also to a few blocks in the wall, that seem to be getting a lit" le demorali z e a n a o s o i n e w i e w a s be so artfully put on Please point out those "worthless lock-stone" so i that your friends may know all aboot them. Now I take it you aro prepared for of Fell., 1872. H. P. GBAVES, J. P. your .committee of investigation.-- Let us have one by all mean®. With STATE OF It)WA, John for chairman and judge, and Oftunty of Wapello.' j*8 tbe correspondent of the Davenport1 MIMAR* ADAMS 1 am 34 years Democrat tor secretary—and as funds years old have been an inmate of are a little scarce, they should have tho Poor House under Thomas Eyre 'I10 PR.'.T',0ge hiring witnesses and tarnily off and on, 1 have been And now John, with my kindest to call up tho C. DUDLXV. of tbe 2sti. OTTUMWA, Feb. 28, '72. To the Bdltora of the OOITKIEB. GENTLEMEN As the last issue of the Ottumwa Democrat coutaincd an columns for tbe publication of tbe following sworn statements mado by well-informed persons in my charge. It will be observed that these affi davits completely refute the malici lbs Poor Farm for aboul eight years al together, and this is the first insinua tion from any quarter bat 1 bavo been unfaithful to my trust. The members of tbo Board of Supervisors have uniformly visited tbe Farm at every session, and after careful ex- utterly JfeJaa apd libelous article ao- |ff February A. D. 1872. eniing me of cruelty ia the treatment,. fl. P. ORAVES, J, P. of paupers entrusted to my oare as 3TAT E OF1 IOWA I the keeper of tbo Wapello county Wapello County.' Poor Farm, I beg permission in your CAIHKMNE HATCHXT: I am 67 amination have continued to ap-! day PATRICK RILET Being duly sworn says he is about fifty two years of age tbat he has been an inmate ot the Poor House two winters, last winter aud this I went away la^t spring, and worked through the summer and tail, and came back in November my health is poor I am notable to sec sufficient to know a person aoross tbe bouse, also dropai cal in my legs Mr. Eyre and family have always treated me well have a plenty to eat and drink I have not drank any rye coffee since I camc here, but good cotfee I don't think I have been better treated than all tbe others I cut wood once and awhile, no more than I am able my bed is clean aud good. his 11 THOS. EYRE, Keeper Poor Farm. STATE OF IOWA, County of Wapello. PATRICK HII.SV. mark. Subscribed an.1 sworn to by Pat rick Riley before me this 27th day of February A, L» 1871. H. P. ftRAva*,J. P. WllJJAM KOBD ileing duly sworn I sayt that be will be forty yours old iu April ha& been a resident of 'v*' Wapello county over six years, an I an inmate of I he Poor House kept by 10 1 STATR OK IOWA, I Wapello County, eat, aod that that is o'jd enough i ty. atoro wfTee, we all fare alike I have The meetin wuxn't eggaaotly VFr"pii- «2 mark. Subscribed and sworn to by W Ford before mo tbis 27ih 23, No. 47. caied for both nigbt and day, and since 1 havo been been able ing. I can suy that since I have been here, tho nrovisions for the ta ble has been abundant and of good quality, especially of tbe coffee. his PATRICK MI AMNAIT. mark. tapello County, AMANDA MCDONAI.D 1 am 35 yr old I have been an inmate of the I'oor Uonso five y«ars the 1st of March, 1872 I am a cripple, one of my feet burnt off am badly burnt 1 have a complaint in my head Mr. I have been well treated medicine lurni.-bed. her AMANDA McDfiiAMk mark. Subncribed and sworn to byAman •la McDonald before me this 27th day here ov?r a year, all the time since last August: I came here because of being cr'ppled in one of my legs ray general health is middling good I have always been treated well 1 do some sewing I have not been put to any heavy work 1 have nover seen any s ircity of provisions, moat, bread, sometimes ^ies, cotfec, some times molasses all the poor inmates are triated alike if any are right sick, tbey get tbe best in tbe bouse. his MKLVKNA ADAMS. mark. Untieribad and sworn to by Mel vena Adams before me this 27th day years old I have been an inmate of this Poor Farm saven years Mr. Knight first kept the Poor House or when I came here since Mr. Kyrc has kept it I want to say that 1 have so far as we know. If I'O'jk we have a plenty light bread 1 atter make tae bread myaslf: 1 baked lanr bed I have never been lovefeast, noryit a revival, but it ... —....1, .i— i 'partook largely uv tbe general ap pearance and feel uv a luneral.— There wux on tbe faces uv all pivs ent a sort day sutumer, thirteen loaves every uay the flour was good ment of all kind", |ork sioly subuut. beef, sausage, spare ribs, chickens aud hogs hoadi. I have Imtm sick some, but generally pretty good health. treated well the poor are all alike. ber SABAH J. WILLIAMS. mark. Subscribed and sworn to by -Sarah J. Wllllaus, efore ine tbl« 27th day of February, t!*71. H. P. ORAVKH, J. r. WA»B*. I to Cut Loose from Dead Ismet Become Proyressne. (Kraut tbe Toledo Blauie.' CoaranHiT HOAUS, IWICH IS I«M TK DV KESTI CKT* V uv subdood i-aduts, a kind uv de^parin hopoliiuis and furcd re signation, ex it weie, wich 1 hev ob- of Fob. served on tbe fV es uv gentlem^- A. D. 1872. H. P. Graves,J.V. who bed been convicted uv j--"'cr 1 iu the first degree, and ,lu es. 8TATE OF IOWA, Wapello County. lwo' PATRICK MC.YNNAKY Being duly sworn d«poe's and says that bis age ia forty-eight past, that he baa lived in Wapello county over eig^j'-"0 years, an' an inmate of tb House four weeks, und®* the care of Thotnaa fcivie and family tnat my beatb failed,' on account, of lung or breast complaint. In regard to tbe treatment I have received from Mr. Eyre and his family, I must say tbat I have been better treated thad at three-ton rth» of the boarding hoo«ea he »ed be wux ready to accept it.aad ust. there was any ftult it was because the cook did not do right. her CATHKBINKX HATCHET. mark. Subscribed and sworn to by Cath arine Hatchet, before me this 27th 0f jreb. a. D. 1872. prove of my management, and at H. P. QBAVKS J. P. their last session re-employed me for the eosuing year. 1 am content to submit tbis record together with the appended state ments to an intelligent public, satisfied tbat tbeir verdict will suit? ciently vindicate my character and management, evon if tbey coald be successfully maligned by tbe editor of the aforesaid sncct. respectfully, STATE OK 'OWA, WAFKLLO UOCXTY. John Harkins being duly sworn. de ~"7"" p»'S and ea\ a that be ia an inmate of tho Doing poor Ilou.se: tbat his ajfe is seventy-five Tear* past has ber a resident of ssaiil county, siinee Mhv, A. I. lsU, and 8 resliloul ol tl.e Pir Ltouv three -year* the 111 is of De«ember lau!. Ue further sav*, that Thos. Fvre ims been tlie St.-wart and director of I ue M:ina tiie time I hare been supported by the county. I now nay thai 1 have been well treated, both In Hifkiif^^ iinrl In he'1th: have hud [leni v to*eai uud ot' isucxl qual ity a)so, good cleu i bed tu.v uian wants, alwaya when I wmt to no lo church, a clean ahirt aa anv man haa. h!» JOHN HARKINS mark. cuoneribed and aworu lo by JohnUnr kins, before me thia 27th day of Februa ry, 18'i. H. P. (JRAVKH, J. I*. 8TA TK OK IOWA,) WAFKLLO CorNTY Saiah Jane Williama oe IHNT oath aajr», i (hat she liaa been an inmate of the Poor I Houxe nf Wapello county, threo year- I I thai Thomas Evre wan the direetor I 1 frnaled well ever niiu o I 1 help tbttt tu*5 Always treated cof' sekence, standin f* trap-door, iu company with- 8be,:,ff'u a doctor clergyman, Br tho wi0v where I have lived the past eighwen Bascom, who sposed that "wuz fjKiJam jttm in my «ickness I have been ruther oppoeed to the credit sy«am,. v o°mmitteo j«d bin appointed to seo tbat AO wuz properly bung. It wuz decided tbat what ailed tbo Democrisy wuz its o'ose adherence to tbe dead ishoos, its general olingiu onria. Patrilahed every evenlng,(l}tiu4apsesMftae. —TERMS— Po gtalisubscrlbeni,peryear ,, n months „. 8 month* ... .. 1 month. uwiTnw uf i.-Mrrfer, per week.. The Mei Job Department. Ith IIPW TYPOS PRE88BS THISTINO OF .U.r, UXJJI*,. Moil) It ytnitiuK UI-.1 ton Maiurhutli eiecutj-d in I ioviT8ty!», Kiu.t«r«wift-.?iig work dupliorted. fnoes OBa sed it wur. what he bed bin olamorin for years. We agreed that tba time bad come when the Dimocrisyahould cut loose from the dead past, accept the inevitable, and gird up her loins for grapple with the live present and the kickin facber. Wo deter miued that we would bury in a deep grave all the lumber tbat, hod imp*, ded our onward movements, and throwin ourselves into tbe ranks uv progress, keep close up—ef not a tetch ahead—uv the progressivest.— Anil ivn appointed a uieetin to enan ciute these new views, and appointed committees to dratt resolooshens ex pressive uv em. That meetin he'd lust, nite, and the WUS uite, atrJ the following wheictifei's and resolooshens, wich wna adopted shows tho feelin wich animated il: "W AHKAS The necessities uv the times demand the continuance in life uv the Democratic party aud "Wuieaa It can't be expcoiid that a party kin live for ever on wat it hes bin and, "Warcas the times demanded progress, and the very livest ov oor live ideas and, "Wnreas the Dimokratie party ft a party uv progress, it bein only necessary for ber to cnt from her shoulders tbo hand wicb hex borne her down, tbat sho may be free and unembarrassed to run a new race OT rejuvenated life and, "Wareas we desire to out loose from the dead past and accept tbe inevitable, tbat we may be abreaat uv the most progressive, we there fore adopt tbo following ez the plat form uv principles uv the progres sive Dimocratic party uv Kentuoky: "Resolved, That the Dimocrisy of Kentucky bein a party uv progreaa and reform, refooses lo turn its face backward—refooses to consider tba dead past, or to deal with any but live ishoos, does hereby declare tbat the last war with Great liritain.that uv 1812, was not only juntiiiable but highly rit«, and that while we de nounce with inexpressible loathing tbe Federalists who opposed it, wo declare the rite uv American vessels to sail the high seas without baia subject id to the annoyance uvsearob, and put proudly onto our bannera, 'Down with bloolite Federalism— Free Trade and Sailor's Itiies 1' "Resolved, That the removal of deposits by Andrew Jackson wuz not only eonsiitooshnal, but wuz com mendable. "Besolved, That tho obarges agin the administrashen nv Martin Van Baren were falsehoods uv the moat aodaahua character, and that tbe progressiva Diaocracy uv Kaatoafc* do hereby denounce tbe fklsifyin scoundrels who not only published, but proved them outrageous state ments. •'Resolved, Tbat tbe annexasbuo uv Texas and the consequent war with Mexico wuz justifiable, and wa the aolierauv tbat war for their gallantry. "Resolved, Tbat the conduct n* Stephen A. Douglas in dividing the Ditnocratic party and thereby eleotin A. l.iukin to the Presidency waa not only reprehensible but damnable. "Resolved, That we desire to boiy dead isboos, but we do assert tbat tbe war agin tho Southern .Hiateeia oggeratcd by A. Linkin and carried on by the Ablishnists, was heenyie and damnable, and tbe progressive Dimocracy uv Kentucky herebj pledge themselves to urge an undy* ing war tigin all concerned in it for ever in forever, and lo bequaatb this undying bate lo tbeir childvea and children's children to tbe latest goner.i^hun. "Resolved, Tbat, lurnin' our taoea lo tbe lucher, we d» aasest thai Afri can slavery was not only Biblikle, but WIIZ reely for the bast interests uv both tbe Afiican and the Can cashun aud that, in emancipatin the slaves, A. Linkin and Ih'n Ablishin' coadjuiars noi only struck a blow at revoeled religion, but a siaggerin' one at tbe material intereata uv our beloved country. "Resolved, That while we accept tbe iiieviiaMe. wc declare the Afii can to l^o the interior uv tbe white and innst,, trom Biblikle and man, •tbnologikle ™«n»allu» be inferior, ^IVCU UV the i Mr. Aiaiby and Bis Friend* Meet gben uv tbe unholy war, and do here* We bed a oonsultasben at the Thomas tyre near three years 1 Corner.- last week, at wieb wuz dis-1 'Resolved, Tbut the opprest whitea was brought hereon account of lever cussed tbe past, present and future uv tbe Southern States, wic we sore on my !efeB I have been a grca: uv tho Dimocrisy. Bascom remark-1 compelled to bve^nnder Jb^rooi sutler*!- my boris bare to be dress ed that it wood take u long time I .'. niggeis aud o«l always once a Jay and sometimes go over the pas: uv tho party, but twiue I am able to dross them my- from the present appearances he wuz tbe progressive uemct a self I have Lexer be n denied the uv the opiDioo that ita tucher cood toclcy, uod whil« PP necessary cloths, goo»l and clean,and i be fully discussed in a minit or two. nv violence, ez a roo salve to dress them I get plenty to i I rebookt bim for his attempted levi Godspeed to Convention to Enunciate the True denounce all the bouds isbood ea Democratic Doctrine—They JUwiie January at, 13?~ to the dead past, and its stubborn loose from the dead psst, now that u refusal to aeoepi the inevitable. I i made that last remark, and it struck i the present, may possibly a responsive cord ia all their bosoms. I bands onto a luc.ier. Deekin Pogram didn't hev the faint- I am anxious to osl idea wat the inevitable wuz, but resolooshens will produce him tDQ DftllOt lnftkin UV him free ra u, which no uv *n i is an oUt- Democrat kin poe- Resolved, That the proposishen lo not only permit the nigger to vote, but to make eligible to jooiy dooty, aud to ottis, is one wion ao progressive Demokrat kin entertain for a nnnif. "Resolved, That the progressive Dimoeracy do hereby enter their solemn protest agin th« paymeut nv jncurrcd in the prosekoo- that debt ex of no more i bicdin loree than waste paper. "Resolved. That a progressive Dimocracy look with alarm upon the efforts beiu made iu Delaware to abolish tbo wbippin post in tbat State. demoralised Northorn whites hev the livoliect sympathy nv uv Ken- ez a Ru "*n*iini.0ki Klux and assoc.asbons, aud denounce Prcrt dent Grant for bis unwarrantable hi terlenute with thero. "llesulved, That the civil O,l'n»eso bfJJ now bein urged by that Aidjus uv all Ablishnists. Cbarl- »«n.ner. is W outrage to w«» w'» uo"'r i,nb- rcstiloosben* wux passed yoonatiimously, and wua ordered to be published. They aic t, perhaps, ez rad cal ez some of tbe dissatisfied Republikans wich we expect to ketch wood desire, hut tbey are qoite es radical oz tho Dimocrisy kin swaller. Indeed, Deekin Pcgram felt they wuz altogether too lively tor him. But they passed and I am happy. I feel that the Dimocrisy uv tb« Gross Road*, now that tboy hev cut is in some measure in sympa see ooae -?J_, the effeot thes^ v ASBY. i i ftalVir WarVafi Sa wQ| h'