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Published Tharmtsy MoratBg*.
list P»P»r *f tho
pnrinmt.
War
lotul PUP** of tba Udnnty.
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a
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puimt eru»» city*.
K It S
TEH YEAR IN ADVANCE.
I Arrin BXPIRATIOH or «x uoira*.
[ICR.—•» the Owner U»rk*t »*&
rt»il»,u*ai I'M t*tMl Oifci*.
1 lh« '(ntlT nf the iM
TO MMenmrmm
[bill now pending in the Legis
re which provide* for counties buy
^ud improving connty agricultural
grounds by ineane of levying tun
kat purpose.
miin foitnres of the bill are a*
Whenever one-fourth of the
ered voters of the county thall eo
Ion the Boird of Snpsrvisor\ it
[be their duty to submit the ques
to the people at tome general eloc
fwhether n tax thai I be levied or
mid how mnch. That only four
1 shall be leried in all, by any one
i for this fmirpow. and only one
la any owjyetr. We do most tw
it- with thtt thk bill trill become*
and thnt iftlflUllaee tin feme*
eh connty in OpiSttte tike an in*
in ite pMeap^ Me If we ea&
ktveall over thf?" State fine and
jint grounds wefl^jtoproted for die
•"county fairs. $j|e great li^k of
1 facilities his beena aerlons draw
upou the snceeM#f these fair*,
let the farmeTf ask for the
ly in the shnpe of tills law, and it
bo provided. The title to the
ids is to be vested in the county,
arc to bo under the control
mngement of the proper officers
county agricultural societies,
fapcllo connty, bv this means, can
most elegant and capricious
is. and have the tame fitted up
eh a manner that everything can
rell displayed, and, at the MUDC
when nccessary, be under good
and the comfort aud the conve
of all the people who Attend.
1 amply provided for. Will our
1 take au interest in this matter
|et us have ground* which shall
be an gbjeofcpf pride With us,
bo a place we shall delight to vis
cause wc can do so and enjoy our-
We kuow of nothing to which
more willing to contribute, and
cheerfully and liberally than this.
|llp the following from the Coun
1 weekly Nonjyartil of the 20th,
|h it appears as local editorial.—
ins a very damaging insinuation
he reputation of three prominent
eatlv respected citixens of Iowa,
rhile we kuow absolutely nothing
kt the matters therein stated, we do
•eel like permitting such charges
1 made without tittering our un
ified opinion that the story is pur
|y not all told to the injury of
gentlemen, or the whole thing is
)ur Dr. Craig will probably get an
ii-tunity to correct some
01'
the. ir-
|tlir im^ement of the Iowa Poui
|iiry. A lpw dava ago. he saw a
(ommission allow
SMJJ
10 a com-
ol'pimpercd uiuiacturers who
•.ite neir the pnniteutiarv. The
was allowed oaa specious and
neontnet. The company claims
xcltisiv* right to the labor of the
litis convicts, aud asm my more as
rants, though it pays ouly thirty
per d*y loretch man vet that
brais«io:i allowed (he company one
lar per ty ior each of "a number o.
fvicts, tor the time during which the
cr were lot to work in a uaighbor
stw-mill. The reason they were
to the evw-mill wis because the
spany had no room 'or them at the
i'lie commission that awirded
ctriordiuary claim was compo-
Jul (i Beck. Judge Low and
h-tlWeiver. Dr. Craig has *ev
-fivo times more sense than that,
wo guess it is needed iu liis posi
at i?ort Midison."
the Senate of this State ha* taken an
atory »tcp towards compulsory odn
jon compelling the attend ince upon
kool ofjevery child of competent age
at leaat sixteen week* each year un
1 in case of sickness or poverty.
Senator Beardsiey, of Des Moine*
»uty, was it* special champion, tk
an earnest, able aud lengthy speech
bu the subject. Some of its oppo
kts were so foo'iah as to assume the
tion that it was trenching upon the
Bi tv of the citizen and anti-Kepub
Such sentiment* are the silliest
all Billy stateniauship. The common
iliool system of this country, pushed
Irward to perfection ao it i* capable
being, and one ft am re of which
•ill, at some time if not now, be iucor
Jor ited into it, viz: "compulsory edu
I itioa," is the very ground work, the
Corner stone upon which repfiblicm
liberty rest*, if it is to be permanent.
The houeRtand intelligent legislator
State or N itioual, kuowi this and will
upon it.
Hew Shall We Appoint
In the forthcoming State Convention
n the 27th iust. to appoint delegates
to the National Convention, it is now
S7idc«t that our new congressional
strict* will not be formed so a* to
permit of dividing the delegates on the
basis o.* nine districts. We therefore
suppose the Convention will give three
I delegates to each of tho present Con
gressional districts, leaving four to be
choscn at large. We tbiuk this the
co/rect plan, especially as it is the one
wo have always adopted heretofore.
Lst the delegates from each Congres
oual District hold a caucus and agree
upon their candidates and report them
to tho Convention for its approval
merely.
Two weeks after tho uorolnattSu of
Jnd to Davis, for President, aud the' dressing establishment
writing and publication of
:sletter
"f '\F "f s
Established in 1848.
IR 1WH1 MI!, TII 1
The following is a special from
Washington to Forney's Philadelphia
Pr*u. It goes to show very con
elusivsly that the assertion* of certain
e n e e n o e e e a a i a
working for a re-nomination, are iklsa,
as we have heretofore maintained, and
that he h*» not even so much a* an
nounced himself as a candidate:
"A ptoroinent Bepnblieaa Senator,
in the course of an interview with the
President this morning, brought to his
attention the recently ^published state
ment thnt he intended to toree the
nomination of tbe Philadriphla con
vention In his fltVor, and that he had
declared his purpose to compel tbe
phclnz of his name at the bead of the
riclMit, (MAtriaraccept the risk of
de eat in Xovember rather than of
fltihirt of reooQiination. The presi
dent's respouse Waa most decisive and
never intended any such thing. He
declared farther that he ha* never yet
stated to any person *hat he derired to
be renominated at Philadelphia, nor
his he asked tbe influence or effort* of
any one for that end. He said that hi*
position to-day is precisely tho rime
as when, eight years ago, in front of
Richmond, ne received letter* urging
him to accept the nomination against
President Lincoln. He regards the
unity and succeaeof the Republican
party as greater and more essential
than that of any man iu it, and is ready
to obey the dictates of it* leaders Ana
iu necessities. The president spoke
with more than usual warmth upon the
subject, and with evident and entire
sincerity.
The following is the vote on the rail
road tariff bill, in the Honeeof Repre
sentatives of this State
Yeas—Ainsworth, Appleton, Balliu-
Ser.
lieitty of Cedar, Beatty of Jasper,
ergh. Blackmail, Blake, Blake!
v. Bliss,
Bonewitvpaldwell, Campbell, L'ardell,
Carver, Christopn. Clark lieuton.
Tlarke of Iowa, Close, Crawford, Dan
fortti, Davis, Davisson, Day, Dayton,
Draper, Dttmont. Duncan, Durham,
Ellsworth, Ericson. Enns, Flenniken,
Freeman, Gear, Ooodspecd, Green,
Hall, Ilanan, Hanson, Heberllng, He
wett, Hilton, Hopkirk, Hovey, Irish,
Johnson, Koesou, Keables, Leahy. Lee,
Litzenbers. McAllister, McClure,
McCoy. Mcrrell, Miller, Morrison.
Newbold, O' o 11 n e 11, Paul, Pet t.
Reutlier, Rice, Roll I Is, Rule, Sandry,
Schweer, Secor, Skillin, Stedmaii,
Stewart, Stow, Strut hers, Tasker,
Teale. Tn'ts, Van Meter, Whitten,
Wilson of Keoknk, Wikon of Wash
ington, Wood of Clay, Wood of Story,
Wright of Van Bureu, Mr. Speaker.—
87.
Nays—Bereshelm, Booth, Butler,
Cadwell, Dnncombe, Maxwell, Mills,
Perkins. Tuttle, Van Deventer, Van
Sann, Williams, Wright of Mills.—12.
Respecting the Confederate archives,
abont whose mystcrionsdlsappcarauce
so much has lately been said, the edi
tor of the Charlotte (N. C.) Democrat
states mat wncn, in April, IKU, Tt,a
Davis and his "Cabiuet" fled South
ward, Cooper, the Adjutant-General,
had charge of the books and papers,
aud that after getting them a* far as
Charlotte, was nnab'.e to move them
further South. They were therefore
stored at that place, and when a divis
ion of tho Federal army subsequently
occupied it, were at oncc shipped to
Washington. This is probably a cor
rect statement of the matter.
The following is tbe text of an act
approved on the, 6th of the present
month, to repeal the tax on canned
meats, fish, and other articles of that
kind. It is of great interest to mer
chants and business men in this vi
cinity.
"Be it enicted by tho Senate and
House of Represcntitives of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled, That trom and alter the
passage of this net so much of Sched
ule of the internal revenue acts as
imposes tax on any "can, bottle, shell
fish, fruits, vegetables, sauces, sirups
prepared mustard, jams or jollies.''
be, and U10 same is hereby repealed.''
The returns are all in of the election
iu Xew Iliinpshiro except from
two unimportant towns. Thf vote
stands as follows: Straw, &S,702
Weston, 33 3 1 Cooper, 652 Black
in er, 411 Straw's majority over aft
l.'.ll'J, over his Democratic competitor
2,3il. Cooper was the Labor Reform
candidate aud Blackmer the candidate
of the Temperance party.
of
ncceptaucc, and in a day or two after
the result of tho New Hampshire clec
tiou is known, the telegraph sends over
tlie country a denial of the authentiei-1
ty of the letter. I
Tho troub'o apparently is, that the
abo.- Re'ormers panned out so poo lv
New Hampshire, that the Judge I
ints now to tak* back his very laconic
tor. O::'y 552 Labor Re'onners
cic fantr- i.i New Hampshire which
v supposed to be one of their strorg
d-. Wa don't wonder the
ic'. of hi4 Presidential cnistln,
he
ICcwark C'wrier says
.lo.-ire fireelev lecinrod
l«5la on the 1 t!i, on 'Wit.'
%glul of It. We never did
Vitaawaneafrr
at Matfl4
W« arn
!^c thoJ
Frank Leslie has lent his 1Hns
tratert newspaper to the Democrats,
who have set an English caricaturist
at work to milign and insult tho Re
publican party, it& actions and leaders,
and now the New York Tribune
comes ont and says that "Frank Leslie
has done good political service of
late."
This is the way the Boston Pott rc
ceivcs the news of the result in New
Hampshire:
The incieincnt weather compels our
rooners to stay in the coop this morn
ing. They are patient birds.
The weather and the voting were
both bad in New Hampshire on the
12th.
Mr*. Edward Jenkins Andeison, of
Keokuk, who has had three husbands,
and speaks four lauynages fluently, was
recently arrested and hound over to
court for stealing the iuviguiflcant sum
of $5J from a female colored person of
respectability who curies oa a hair
Since tho coup d'etat, Gen. Sickle*
has been named the "Erie 'Reaping
Machine." The exp'oits entitled him
to the honor wore the harvesting o'
Field, and the thnsbing and cleaning
out of Gould and his ring.
(Tao Army of tai Pjtonaic holds an
fi'iirail ron:iio:i at eve'.wd, Ohio,
May 7th, nsxt. Fi^htiaj Joo Hooka'
presides.
Henry O'Connor is going toetmnp
i Connecticut. As an earnest and
effective
stum er
nmuoAR 00
the Nutmeg State
will never hivo a gr(e)ater.
A majority of our State exchanges
fkvor ttft adoptiou of the "Illinois
Liqaof Law" by Legliiatuie.
The Wapello Connty Republican
Convention met at the Conrt Honse
at one o'clock p. x., March 23rd.
J. M. Fish, of Colombia Tp„ waaap
pointed Chniraun, «ad Dr. S.B. Thrall,
8ec*y.
Moved that a committoe on ere*
dentials t) appointed. J. Hayne,
off and Capt Humbert were appoint
ed by the Chair. Committee reported
delegate* pro*ent a* follower
Center Township—C. C. Warden, 8.
B. Thrall, N. C. Hill, A. H. HamUfen,
J. Hayne.
Richland Township—M. McNair,
J. E. Pige, L. M. Carpenter, T. Sluttt,
D. C. Dinsmorv.
Columbia Township—Peter Knox,
W. H. GaylorcC H. N. Clement, John
Wilcox, John M. Fish.
Polk Township—Geo. Pattridge, G.
T. Canfleld, C. ChUmau, B. F. Chla
min, David Johnson.
Agency Township—8. K. Creamer,
Capt. Humbert, G. Ney, C. Dudley, M.
E. Andrew.
Pleaeant Township—'F. Fomnaf, J.
B. Carman.
Green Township—Fred Barnes*, D.
H. Michael.
Compethte Town*hip—Martin Dick
ens.
Washington Township—Wm. P.
Foster, M. W. Strickland Isaac Flint,
O. P. Jamison, P. Goff.
Moved that Republican* present
from townahip* not represented be re
quested to represent their townahip*.
On motion one from each townahip
was appointed to nominate delegates
to State Convention.
Jo*. Hayne, M. Dickens, O. C. Dins
more, D. II. Michael, P. Knox, C.
Dudley, Wm. Foster, B. Foreman, Da
vid Johnson, were appointed eakJ
Committee.
P. Goff moved the appointment of
a committee of three on resolution*.
The ohftir appointed P. G*£ J^iaj. A.
II. Hamilton and T- Statu.
Com mi tee to nominite dolegatee re
ported a* follow*:
Center Township—J. H. Merrill, Dr.
S. B. Thrall, E. H. Stitae.
Columbia Township—8. T. Caldwell,
II. N. Clement.
Agency Township—C. Dudley.
Washington Township—Tayfcr.
Green Township—D. H. Michael.
Richland Townahip—Theophilus
Slntts, J. H. Carver.
Pleasant Township—J.B. Carman.
Who were, upou motion, duly elect
ed such delegates to the State Conven
tion.
Committee on reeolutioas reported
is follow*:
,£S&,Fal tS&W&S ftte
of the President and heartily endorse
the administration as an eminently wise
tnd faithful one, and richly entitled to
to the esteem and praise of the nation.
a
Reaolvtd, That our delegates to the
State Convention are herobv instructed
to support as delegates to the National
Republican Convention, only those
who are strong, earnest supporters of
Gen. Graut lor re-uoraination, and
who will make his re-nomination pri
mary. and not secondary to any other
business before the National Conven
tion.
Ilnohtd, That the Republican* of
Wapello county tally endow the
lotion of our Senator and Reprwentv
live* in the Iowa State Legislature in
their united and sucessfal efforts in
'topping tho leakages and incorpora
ting aaeystem of retrenchment and
public economy, and hereby tender
rhein our hearty thank* and warmest
support. PCTKB Gorr, Chairman,
Resolutions were adopted.
Adjourned.
J. M. FISB, Chairman.
8.
TBBAXX,
Secretary.
WB PKOTBST.
In irrepressible President-maker
ind violent opponent of Genl Grant
states, in conversation, under no ban
secresy expressed or implied, that
the IIon^Dames F. Wilson, of Iowa,
shonld linke said to him that if Grant
would getout of tbe way. he (Wilson)
could be nominated for President.
Now, how ofteu or to how many
this, heretofore quite prominent, poli
t'cian has made the same remark, we
know uot, but we protest against such
ibu*« of Mr. Wilson, right here in his
oWu home. The Hon. James F. Wil
son is justly esteemed throughout the
length and breadth of Iowa, as a states
iu of whom all our peoplfijre proud
and he iavccogtiized thraighout the
Natiou as an able aud honorable mem
ber of the great party of Freedom.
We believe that he has no desire to be
considered in the way, nor will he per
mit for one moment his uame to be
suggested as against Genl Grant. If
it be true that Mr. Wilson lias given
any countenance whatever to a move
ment contemplating the setting aside
•f the President and tbe nomination of
himself, then are we egregiously mis
taken in our intimation of him. We
believe that Mr. Wilson, like the great
mass of the Republican party of Iowa
OAPITOI.
aud of the nation,b*s the fullest coufl
tli ncc in the integrity aud atnlfly of i adjust, and compound their indeht
the President, aud tliat the demands of
the hour, in the light of the best inter
ests of the party, of the country, and
of success, require tho rcnomination of
Gr»uf.
And, further, we believe that Mr.
Wilson, even In the matter of bis can
didacy for Vice President, would not
for one moment urge it, if it were to
operate against the interests of Gcn'l
Grant, in the slightest degree. ^|n
other words, we think that it is the
wish of Mr. Wilson, and the Republi
cans of Iowa, that hi* nomination foi
Vice President shall be altogether a
secondary consideration to that much
more important matter, viz: the re
nomination of the President We are
of the opinion that no objection would
be idc, except by a few sore-heads,
if such declaration of sentiment were
made by tho State convention on tho
27th inst. We therefore repeat that
we agaiu protest against such an ntter
misrepresentation of the positiou
Mi
MM
mm
DES MOINK*. March 20.
EDITORS Connies:—On the House
being opened thia morning, Mr. O'Don
nell naked that the specialorder, in re
lation to tariff, be continued until dis
posed oft
Mr. Ellsworth ttymght sometime
ought, to be allowed for the premuta
tion ofpetition*, bill*, &c.
The Speaker said that the special or
der preciadednll things else, but by
the leave of tbe House, petition* ana
bill* might be offered.
Several bill* and petition* were then
presented by several member*, and
property referred.
Tbe *peoial order was then taken np,
Mr. O'Donnell taking the floor.
He *pdke at cooeiderable length on
the tunject, but realfy, while I admit
that Mr. O'Donnell i* a yonng man of
much ability, I cannot *ay that hi* ef
fort in tMe matter waa either masterly
or effective.
It was an eflbrt, howeveiv powo—ed
of *ome merit, but the trouble was
that the subject of regulating tariffk on
railroad* wae one onttide oiai* line of
bndne**.
At 11 '30 Mr. Dnncombe offered a
substitute for the bill in defteding
which, he occupied the floor until noon
when the Home adjourned until 9 P.M.
On reataembling the House resumed
thediiecueeion oftne tariff bill, thequee
tion beiuff ou the adoption of the *ub
•titute offered by Mr. Dnncombe, Mr.
Pratt taking the floor.
It eeem* somewhat strange that men
possened with so mnch ability nellr.
Pratt, O'Donnell and tome otbere, and
who can make ench elocment tjfeeehe*
on other tnpice, ahould be *o rambling
when speaking on tbe rabject of tarifC
Mr. Pratt's speech took abont three
quarter* of an hour, and knowing him
to ben gentleman of great ability and
much learning I expected to hear a
much better speech than he delivered.
Following him came Mr. Teale, who
had a particular desire to stand with
his face turned in the opposite direction
from the Speaker, which I attributed to
the fact that there was about n dozen
blooming young bells aittiug on the
side bench, and in order that tne sound
of hi* mellifluous voice should flail
with sweeter cadence ou their ears, it
was necessary he should turn his back
on the Chair. 11c was uot very windy
howeve*£i#d*lthou#h I listened very
attortHvely I ASQ yet unable to say
Whether he apokc tbr or against the
substitute.
Next came John P. Irish, and on hi*
rising your .•orrespondeut moved into
the Sehate Chamber to see what was
going on there.
I returned however justa* Mr. Cald
well had taken the floor, who, in a few
pointed remarks explained his position
on the tariff question. Said he had
come here to legislate justly to the
people and equitably to the railroads,
lie nad voted for the taxation bill, and
as he told the gentlemen there he
would support a tariff bill when ii
came up, and he was ready now to vote
for tho biH as reported by the Com
mittee. He knew it was "not perfect
in all its particulars but thought it was
the best they could have now and as it
was a vast improvement on the present
be (VttB itnulji tw I vw« bio
vote in favor of the original bill, or
rather on the substitute a* reported by
the Committee for H. F. No. 12.
As Mr. Irish had saw fit to remind
republicans of the plank in their plat
form in reference to this question,
he wonld take the liberty of reading
the resolution relating to that plank
which be then had iu his hand and
which always carried with him. Hav
ing read tho resolution, he said, that in
voting for the bill, he was carrying out
tho priciples of that platform "and ex
pressing the trust that the substitute
would not be adopted, he resumed his
seat.
After several other members bad
got through with their say the ques
tion on the adoption of the substitute
finally reached a vote, and was lo^t by
a vote of 19 yea* to t.9 navs.
A motion was then micle to reeom
mit the bill. This was lost by a vot^
of 16 yeas to 71 nays.
Mr.'Keable* then offered an amend
ment, which, after considerable discus
sion, was adopted bv a vote of 47 in
the affirmative to 43 in tbe negative.
It was :30 r. M. and the House ad
journed till to-morrow morning at 9
A. M.
Now for the upper chamber.
In the forenoon a bill was passed
appropria'Jng $73,5W for the enlarge
ment and use of the Bliud Asylum at
Vinton and another appropriating
$24,900 to the Insane Asylum at Mt.
Pleasant.
This makes about $400,500 that has
been approrriated thus far, aud as
there are several other charitable in
stitution to be still provided for, and
as the total amount at tbe disposal of
the Legislature is about $€0J,0) cur a
little over, it looks rather blue for the
new Capitol.
A resolution, fixing the time for ad
journment sine die to be the ltith of
April, caine up as special order and
was discussed until noon, when the
Senate adjourned until 2:30 p. M.
On reassembling, the discussion was
resumed, mid after some amendments
had been ofl'ered and rejected, tbe or
iginal resolution was finally adopted
by a vote of 2C to 20.
Senator Murray moved to reconsid
er the vote by which, the resolution
was adopted.
Senator Larrnbee moved that the 1
motion be laid on the table. This mo
tion did not prevail.
Senator Murray's motion to recon
sider prevailed, when it was moved
that the further eou*idcration of tbe
resolution be postponed until the 1st
of April, which also prevailed.
A motion to reconsider the vote by
which II. F. 218 was lost prevailed,
aud the bill was taken up for consid
eration.
This is a bill for an act to enable
i cities, towns and counties, to settle,
1-
lieMiund to provide for the jtaynieiit of
the same.
The rules were suspended, the bill
was put upon its passages and passed
with only two dissentiug votes.
H. F. 1% also passed In the Senate
this afternoon.
This is a bill in relation to taxes
voted for brUi.'f purposes.
Weather cxtrem. lv cold. i„.
Mrs. Swisshclm i!ii» evening Sit the
Cai'itol on Womau's Rights.
Wilson, as is conveved in the re- terminate at will, on any day what
a. a. uiion the tenant receiving ten days no
mark above stated. V* the,
wttrne -V. .l,
©SE March 21, 1872.
CMOINKS,
tpcu
OPRIM Another »v has
(i co eMepi
n..
passed in whacking*away at the
njiroad tariff. Before the regular set promise of*being
i took place however, three bill* were morrow,
iu ocl n eel, two of which are of consid
erable interest to the people.
Theb'l's introduced were as follow*:
II. F. Si'7, a bill for an act to amend
chaptcr 20 of the laws of the Thirteenth
General Assembly, iu relation to fen
ces.
II. F. 3"8, a bill for an act to amend
Section 2218, of the Revision oflStiy iu
relation to rents. T':e bill provides
that when rent remaius unpaid for a
offperiod of three days, a tcnaney shall
in cam of tenant*
i|ng tail nnd cultivating tbe
I'.in
y"'»
OTTUMWA, WAPEUO. COTOTT, IOWA. THXTHSDAY, KAECH 28,1872.
On these bills being referred to ap
propriate committoe*, Jftr. O'Donnell
moved a reconsideration of the vote by
which Mr. Keables' amendment was
adopted yesterday Afternoon.
In urging hi* motion Mr. O'Donnell
bogged ana imnlond, that gentlemen
under consideration slM^d be attach
ed to the bill, nnd theftSf endangering
its passage.
Mr. Blackman arcued in favor of the
amendment Mid said it wa* the only
measure that wonld benefit the people.
The bill without, this amendment, wo'd
only beueftt towns haytaff the adran-
SET*
Mr. Keable* wa« mhec *«rprised i
tbe turn talcen by tbe geqttemaa froi
Dubnqne, and it tame tg him unsus
pected. He had not he*r«any opinion
exprowed on the adoption of this
amendment, by Uw wntleweu from
Dubuque, but one of fear. The reprt
•entatlvas of ciges aud t#wna having
the advantage* of competition, only
wish to practice, what they so loudly
He belfthat tW*a«nendiieat "did not
benefit the R. B.corporattons, but ben
efitted the peopl* at large, excepting
probably, those at points having com
petition. and he did not where the
adoption nf this amendment wonld in
jure them. He could net eee any jo*
tica In allowing R. Companies to
charge any more for carrying freights^
miles n
from a point eighty miles noarer to
Chicago, than from n point eighty,
miles farther ,away. and trusted the
vote woeid not be reconsidered.
Mr. Caldwell thought, that Inasmuch
a* he supported thia amendment, yes
terday. and Jnusmuch he considered
it justandeqnitable, be saw no reason,
nor had he heard any argument addu
ced to eauw Mm to change his vote on
this question now, and seeiug the mat
ter had given rise to quite another dis
cussion, he considered it his duty to
say a few words on the subject and
they should be very briefly stated. He,
for one. saw no injustice In thi*amen%
ment, but on the contrary, he believed
it to be the very thing the people de
manded, and we, a* legislators, are
here to legislate for the beucfit of the
people at larjye, and not iu favor of the
i'ew. The bdl with thi« amendment,
would suit the people he was lyre to
represent and he had no doubt but it
wonld suit the people represented by a
wnjfUzMttm people on the floor.—
Whatwnuid be theM^*ahi»«»«l
ment if it prevailed
Now the town in which I live is
ninety-two^miles from Keoknk, while
Oskaloosa is oue hundred and two,and
the effect of it would be, that the people
at Edd^ville should be charged no
more for having their grain, cattle, and
freight carried to Keokuk than the peo
ple of Oskaloo* i were charged. With
out this amendment the bill trill not
remedy the evil of which the people
complained—discrimination.
He saw no justice in a measure that
would allow people living at Des
Moines or any other competing point,
to have their goods, merchandize, and
other freight transported for half the
dred miles nearer the desired destina
tion were charged.
Have wc come here to make a farce
of this matter, or are wc in earnest
If we are in earnest, let us take hold of
this work like men and add this ameud
meni to the hill so that we can give to
the people a la\v that will not work
beneSciniiv to one class of our citizens
wliile tho greater majority is not bene
fited'at all, and as ho said yesterday,
he was ready to vote for tho bill with
the amend inent, but if he could uot get
the amendment, then, as the neil best,
thing he was prepared to vote for the
bill. He did not care for the threats
that gentlemen made ou the floor
against member* who saw fit to vote
in opposition to them. Ho was here
to ijer'orm a duty to his constituent*,
ana no threats would deter, or intimi
date him from performing that duty to
the best of his .ability. Of course* the
gentlemen from Dubaoue, Waterloo
aud Des Moines woulu oppose this
::?nc:idmcnt, aud say in their justifica
tion that thia people' of those cities hs»d
paid thousands upon thousands of dol
lars to secure the bent fits of this coin
petition, bat he could ^ay that the
little town of Eddyville IKd paid over
$10,(K)Q to railroads, nnd he was satis
fied that his action iu this matterwould
meot with the sanction of his constitu
ents. Tho bill without the amendment
would have the effect of completely
killing little towns and village* that
lay on a line of railroad bctwgM% two
competing points in-as-mucll mt- the.
buyers of grain and other products at
thoso places could pay more, on ac
count of haying less tariff to pay than
people living at intermediate statious
and in consequence thereof these
wmller places wonld be completely
swallowed np, whereas with the
amendment proposed, this ground for
complaint would be removed aud the
people everywhere would be treated
alike.
lie did not come here to do an in
justice to the Railroad Companies, nor
to shirk his duty to his constituents
and iu snpportiug the amendment, foe
would be acting fairly by the one ami
lastly to the other, uiul expressing the
nope that the vote would not be re
considered he resumed his seat." This
is but a synopsis of Mr. Caldwell's
speei'h Oil this .subject, and those who,
do not agree with hiui ou this question
of tariff must give him credit for can
dor and honesty of pnrpuje.
Tlie motion pj reconsider did not
prevail.
The rules were suspended and the
bill was put upon it* passage, the result
of the vote being $ iu the affirmative
to 12 in the negative.
This noublesonie question having
lH!ondis|ed-of?
the -jm ial order war.
taken up. being a bill
t-r
tin appropria-
tiou of llOO.oJt) for »lh State Univer
sity.
On this Kiitijcot Mr. reeu'delivered
a very eloquent and aM speech at the
close «f which he v i-1 loudly ap
plauded.
•Some amendments v ere ofl'eml to
the bill pending tl-' discussion ot
which the lIouseii(lji'ii. until 2 r.M.
On reassembling the di-cussion was
resumed aud continued nutil 5 r.M.,
when motion was tu i'le to adjourn,
which prevailed.
Neither time or
me to give, you
CATO.
able speeches maiV
Ilall, CaUUrelL K'
Whitten and Eftsu
to say the light wax
u'e will permit
synopsis of the
Messr, Irish,
even
Now for the Sena
This honorable
substitute reported bv
niittcc for S. F. l|.)t i,,
act for the abate
tain cases voted
tion cf railro'
suspended and
of to 7.
S. F. No. 171
bill to regulate
roads near the
S. F. 29 came
and wa* indcflnli
This is a bill
eyii*
Ajnsworth,
i. but suffice it
v.arm, a 1 gives
L'.V contested to-
adopted the
special coni
a bill lor au
at o: MXCS in cer
oid
i
the construc-
Ti rules were
dll pissed by a vote
i pos-i il. This is a
ijiter-'Ction of rail
il'H-
t* a in-eial order,
fbstpnnrd.
act to provide
tVoui the *nle
~Xi
ft
4
of Intoxicating liquor in the State ofp
Iowa.
S. F. 95 was passed. Tlii i«
passed. Tlii., i« a bill
for an act to define and punish misde
meanor* in the buying, selling and de
livery of corn, grain and other articles
and to punish the change .of scales and
standard* fixed by law fbr Weights and
measures.
The report of the Committee of Con
ference on S. F. 1 in relation to the
repeal of the law empowering cities,
&c., to vote a five per cent tax in aid
of railroads wa* taken up for consider
ation.
Senator Young moved itspostpon
mcnt until Wednesday next at 2 3 r.
x., pending the discussion of which the
Senate adjourned. CATO.
i' Des Mounts, March 28d, 1972.
Eprrow COURIER The big fight
over the bill asking an appropriation
ftwtbe State Univerrfty is over. It
terminated at half-past twelve to-day,
sucoees resting with those who favored
the inensujpe.
It wa* not a fldr light, however, that
is, in reference to numerical strength
aa Doctors Keables, Whitten, and
Bbickman with whM nesistance Mr.
Caldwell rendered, had to bear the
brant of the fight agsin*t heavy odd*.
It must be said, they fonght well,
and MM their opponents a long time,
the fight lacting nearly nil of yesterday
aud np till noon to-day.
What the opponents to the Mil fbught
for was, for tne diaestabHshment of the
medical department, and* after Mr.
Biaekmnn had dwelt on this at some
length, he Skid, taming towards Mr.
Kaason, that he now wished to pay hi*
compliments to the gentleman from
Polk.
At the commencement of the session,
he said, certain gentlemen came up
shouting lustily for economy and re
trenchment, and members well remem
bered the terrible cry that was raised
when a snt*ll appropriation was asked
for to furnish the members with a few
newspapers to send to their constitu
ent*.
But now, when the cry come* up
from Iowa City for $100,000 more,
the gentleman from Polk is silent
Why is it thus, he asked. It was
well known to the members on this
floor why this wa* thus. Yon work to
my hand, and I will work to yours.
home by word? of approval yon will
have to go sneaking round the corner*
to keep out of sight whereas, if yon
vote against it you will be bailed with
shouts of '-Well done thon good and
faithful servant" then making a sudden!
pause of considerable duration he con
cluded by saying "and so forth," and
with that be made a rush tor the water
pail.
Amendment without end were of
fered to the bill of which but one or
two were adopted.
The •1110,0)0 asked for in the bill
lllcimicti #*o,opo n Ik*
higT and with this stricken oat th« bill
passed bv a vote of69 in the affirma
tive to 18 in the negative, and this clo
sed the busiueas of tbe House for the
day.
The businea* trUksacted in the upper
House can be summed up in a few
words.
Senator Murray introduced a menio
orial and Joint Resolution in relation
to the Niagara Ship Canal, which was
passed.
On motion of Senator Campbell S.
F. No. 13 was taken up. This in a bill
for au act for the relief of Jasper coun
ty for money stolen from the comity
sjifc. There was considerable opposi
tion manifested to this bill by a few
member?', but the retired ''barnacle''
from Jasper fought like a trooper and
carried the bill through successfully.
The vote on tbe bill stood 33 years
to 10 nays.
Senator Larrabee raised the point of
order, that it required a two-thirds
vote in the affirmative to puss such a
bill.
The President declared the point not
well taken.
Senator McCorraack, the "barnacle"
from Marion, moved that S. F. tl be
taken up, The motiou carried.
This is a bill asking relief for Marion
county for funds stolen from the treas
ury in 18i7, amounting to $*,€00. The
same opposition was manifested to
this bill as to theoptpresented by the
Senator from J^Sper, although some
what strouger. The Senator from
Marion, dispenaing with ull superflu
ous words, flight* of oratory, or windy
harrangues, stated the case briefly and
pointedly, aud claimed that it was no
more than justice to the people of
Marion county that the bill should
pass.
lie moved that the rnle be suspend
ed and the bill put upou its passage
nc^. The motiou prevailed, aud tne
hill passed by a votfe of 30in the affirm
ative to 13 in the negative.
The committee ou constitutional
amendments reported favorably to
striking the word "male" from the
Constitution.
A dissenting report was also submit
ted by the minority of the CUmmittee.
This question was'made special order
for next Friday at 10 A. M„ THEN, good
Lord! deliver us, from the rush of the
strong-minded, etc., etc.
Senator Richards moved that the
Senate go into a committee of the
whole at 2:30 r. M., to listen to ad
dresses from Mrs. Savery and Mrs.
irbert, on the subject of woman suf
lrage.
Considerable time was commuted in
the diseussion of this motion, whieh
was dually voted down. Yeas 19 nav«
•23.
With your correspondent this act
alone will be ample atonement for all
the errors the Senate may be guilty of
during the session.
Senator Stone from the Committee
on Congressional Districts, reported a
bill for an act dividing the State into
sueh districts whieh wa.- made special
order for next Tuesday.
This done, the Senate adjourud until
9 A.
si.
to-morrow morning.
from tk« Daily or tb« lut.
ant
The stones, which tbe gentleman
from Polk sirried on his shoulders
were of mormons size, which, to re
move would require "three hundred
thousand more," and-this was why the
gentleman chose to remain silent on this
jfMation. XThis K46 said in reference
to thetii^ftol. VoNNfor this measure
—he went on—and if jfeur people be
like mine, instead of being Wak—%nmd of dishonor from the br§ar of
WILSON ONFVFTUO/RRAIRT.
lata resting Mlnatt WMU*| Man
An flMWMwMTMnr Tfcaa Perm
wtff-Whnt tbe RepnMieaa Party
Haa INM-Tkt FMUat aa« His
TralM*n-ASveecktMr All Tkeufkt-
MNM
tslsti
We present «umc interesting extract*
from a ftall report of the speech deliv
ered by Senator Wilson at Great Falls,
N. H. ou the 24th of February:
WHAT T1I8 lttPUBLtCAN TARTY HAS DOMIC
FOR LABORING MEN.
Let us see what the Republican party
has done for the laboring mew of this
country during the last twelve years.
It struck the fetter* from tour and a
millions of laboring men and women,
converted them from things into men
and women in making them free it
struck down that proud, haughty and
domineering aristocracy of the Sonth
that held 1hedoctriae~«ndproclaimed
it, too—that capital
MshonM
SMALL FARMS VERSTS
CATO.
The United State* is tiie country,
j**r ejsceHence for newspapers, and
their uumbcr is legion, almost every
village having its local press. In the
West they start a newspaper when
they build the first church aud first
school-house, and plant their first corn
field. This National trait was Ailly
illustrated as far baek as the Mexican
war, when newspaper* were establish
ed wherever our army penetrated, for
there were plenty of men in the ranks
who could handle the rifle and the
composing-srtek with equal dexterity.
"Does there liappeipto be a printer
here?" asked poor dear old Geueral
Scott, on this occasion, when he wish
ed to have a proclamation "set up."
.4
printer! Fanev his simplicity
more than two hundred sturdy typos
stepied two paces to the front at the
summons.
Nearly one third of the entire popu
lation of Long Island ais gpiitalm
own la­
bor that the men Who toiled for
wage* were "the mud sHla of society
that the slaveir of working nicn pro
duced "a class tf gentlemen* who were
the substitute* for an order of nobili
ty." These weie the doctrine* pro
claimed in our ear* tor fdrty years bv
tbe Calhoun*, the McDuffies,the Ham
mond*, the BhettSr the Rutfius, the
Fitfchugh*, the Herschelt V. Johnsons,
and men of that class, who laid down
the doctrine boldly everywhere that
"slavery was die normal condition of
laboring men, black and white." In
emancipating these four and a half
million* of Mack men and women, we
struck down the power of that class
of men in thl* country forever. They
made labor dishonorable in 800,000
square mile* of the United States—in
the Sunny South, a* they were wout
to call it. Laboring men from abroad
would not go there to toil Northern
laboring men wonld not go ther. to
live they would not stand by the side
of the fettered bondman, where labor
was dishonored. But, by the steady
persistent adherence to principle oft he
men trained in the faith of opposition
to slavery, who now stand iu the ranks
of the Republican party, all this has
been changed, so that to-day the labor
ing men of New England can stand up
in the Carolina* by the graves of Cal
houn, of McDuffie, ofPickeus, of the
leaders of the slave-power, who pro
claimed free society a failure—that free
men and women were cleaned in four
subdivision*, "the hireling, the beggar,
the thief and the prostitute,"—nnd"look
up aud be prona in the midst of their
toil." We have made hthpr honorable
even in the rice swamp* of tho €larcli
nas adtt cMnrgia. Wc halve taken the
labor throughout the country and in
doing this we have done more for la
bor, for the honor and dignity of labor
ing men, than was ever achieved by
all the parties that governed this coun
try from the time the pilgrims pnt their
feet upon Plymouth Rock up to the
year 1800. [Applause.] And that is
not all. We have opened that eight
hundred thousand square miles to the
free laboring men they can go there
now, and they are goiiig there now.
The German, the Englishman, the
Irishmen, the New England Yankee,
Northwest can go there now and en
gage iu the mechanic arts, in cultivat
ing the soil, and iu the pursuits of life,
and no longer feel the degradation
that rested upou working men when
labor was extorted from men by the
lash. Let the man who toils for wages
whether in the mill, ou the farm, or in
the mechanic shop, realize what hns
been done the»c last dozen years to lift
from toil the badge of dishonor, and
to open the great South to the free la
boring men of the world.
ORlii* wLt
STA­
TIONS.
The Republican party nialntTihi- the
policy of the siua!! firm- acfaiu.-t the
great plantation*. The Duuocratje
party joiued with the South on th.ii
issue, au it did with every ii-nue ou
everything. We paused the home
stead bill, and James Buchanan vetoed
it, and the Democratic party supported
him in that vAo. The object of that
bill was to save the vast public domain
to landless men, that they might have
small farms rather than that a few men
might have great plantations. We
were defeated, but the first year the
Republican party carne into power in
tbe midst of the struggle for national
existence, we passed the homestead
bill, and saved the public lauds to the
free laboring men of thia country for
ever and forever.
CONDITION OF THE LABORING MEN.
In 1832, in the great debate in the
Senate on the laritT, it was said by
those who advocated protective dutiei.,
that they had raised the price of labor
in the Suited States so that it averaged
fifty cents a day. How is it now
This winter is the most prosperous
winter the United States has -eeu iu its
history. Everybody is at work. There
is very little suffering anywhere. \Wiy
this change Why thl- improvement?
It is because we have *iiiitf- n down
the slave s) stem, broken down the
slave power, lifted up aud dignified
and honored labor, tried to protect aud
diversify our own industries. To-day
the laboring men aud women of our
eountry are earning from three to four
times as much iu a day as they could
earu forty years ago, and a day's work
is shorter uow than it was Then. A fur
I had learned a trade in the pluee
where 1 live I worked fourteen' and
fifteen hours a day, mouth after mouth,
to earn about forty dollars a mouth.—
There are hundred!- of men there now
who in ten hour* can earn u hundred
dollars more easily than I eould earu
lorty in fifteen hours. 1 am grateful to
God that this is so. I do not rare
anything about a few men or corpora
tions piling up a great amount of mon
ey. 1 believe tiod meant this world to
grow good men and women, and not
fo pile up money. That is toy belief,
and I waut to cc the meu and women
who bear the burden* and do the v ork
have a full -hare of ull they earn, aid
that an honest day'- work shall always
have a fair day'- pay. [I.ond applause.r
WHY nil: ADMI-MlSlKAltoN IS ATTAt KKI".
Appeals are made specially to labor
ing men that we have a very corrupt
administration at Washington. One
would sup|Mse, to hear our democrat
ic friends talk, that we never had any
corruption before that they had al
ways been pure, because they never
punish a thief. [Applause and laugh
ter.] I propose right here to lay down
this proposition: That the i$asou
why this administration is so a«miled
is not that it has been corrupt, or is
corrupt as its predecessor*, but timt it
is doing much to e A pose thieving and
to punish men who steal. The Demo
cratic party—I mean the modern I'eni
ocratic party—came iu power in 120,
under Gen. Jackson. One man. Sam
uel Swartwout, In Gen. Jackson's day,
when the government raised only a
few millions of dollars a vrar, stole
$1,000,000 iu the New York Custom
house—nearly as much nionev as has
been stolen under thi^ administration
iu thre.^ years, in collcctiug and paying
out uenrly IM9(fc00(VJ00. The percen
tage of lots WSder the administration
lias been less titan uuder any admiuis
ttntfon SIHM Gen. Jackson was B»ug-.v
f'iiied
•WP-W-f
V01. 23, Ho. 50.
umted President of the United States.
There is uot a shadow of doubt of it.—
I assert here and now that there h*s
been a less percentage of loss under
Gen. Grant's administration than any
other administration sjuce the day- of
John Qnincv Adams. John Tyler, a
son of President Tyler, in a letter re
cently published, states that there were
in Van Buren's administration ninety
eight receivers of the public money,
ninety-six of whom were defaulter-.—
Niuety-six out of ninety-eight!—
[Laughter.l Is there any man here to
night who knows that any one of these
men was ev«r ncnt to the penitentiary
1 believe a RepttUlieari thief is a woive
man than a Democratic Uiief. (^Lau.»li
ter.] He has not had so inim^
examples. [Laughter and applad**,!
A Republican thief is the wickedest
and meanest thief in all the land. He
joins a great party that was brought
into being to give freedom to the slave
maintain the unity of the country nil
preserve the life of the nation, in the
ranks of that party is a large mass of
the intelligence of the couutry. of the
praying men and women of the coun
try. A man who joins that political
organization, betrays bin trust and
•teals the money of the government, is
a ba«e creature, and the penitentiary Is
the only place where he should go.'
THE IIIITIBMCS BKTWSCX RKFCBLICAS
AM» DEMOCRATIC THIEVE*.
FDemocratson
ie difference between Republicans
this question is this:
the Republicans try to discover and
punish their thieves the Democrats
never punish theirs. You cannot tell
me to-night of a man who stole from
the national government under a Dem
ocratic Administration who was sem to
the penitentiary. Under this adminis
tration several thieves have been sent
there. Most-of their stealing wa* uu
der the present administration, for
there has been little stealing under
this. Under Andrew Johnson's ad
ministration mean men got office. He
went back on his party, on his record,
aud upright Democrats paid little at
tention to him, honest Republicans
kept away from the White House, aud
mean men of both parties sought, the
benefits of his patronage.
Since General Spinner entered npon
his office as Treasurer of the United
States
fifty.fire thousand million* of
dollars have passed through his office,
counted by from three to four hnudred
men and worneu. We have lost be
tween fifty and sixty thon«and dollars
in these eleven years, while fortv-five
thousand million* have gone through
the office. We punished one man,flned
him, &ttd he i* now trying to get back
five thonsaud dollars. for he *ay* we
made him pay five thousand dollars
more thtn he stole. [Laughter.] We
have scut to prison three trusted
clerks, men of capaeity and ability
everybody trusted and respected them.
That is the way we have treated our
thieves.
THE "BOSS THIEF" or THE WORLD.
About the same time the discovery
was made of the boldest and most
gigantic robliery ever perpetrated in
ancient or modern times. Bill Tweed
—"Ross Tweed"—a man who a few
years ago went through bankruptcy,
aud who Is said to have boasted, witb
"'it he had eighteen millions
ot dollars, uid witli i,,,,] (jy. ti'Tt':- or
Tammany Hall have been aisenvered
and exposed. Some of them have
gone to Europe, some of them are en
joying the pleasures of the healtLfkil
breezes and snow drifts of Canada, and
some of them are in one part of the
couutry and some in another. While
we were trying Major Hodge, and
sending hiin to the Penitentiary at
Albany for ten years, with the approval
of the entire Republican party of the
country. Bill Tweed, the greatest
thief in ail the history of the human
fiinily, the boss thief of the world
[loud laughter and applause] was u nt
to Albany, not to the Penitentiary, but
to the Sfaite-ho'.tse n* a State Senator
by twelve thousand Democratic ma
jority. [Applause.] These two eases
illustrate exactly the difference be
tween the two parties tbe one de
nouncing thieves and arresting and
punishing them when it can, the oilier
never punishing auy of them. 1 am
told by leading Democrats, x* of
thein ineintteis of the Committee of
Seventy, meu who have done all they
could to expo.-e and break these men
down, that the do not believe one of
these thieves will ever go to the
Penitentiary. They sioie the Erie rail
road they stole the State of New
York from Gen. Grant in 1 v'S they
have stolen tWir millions from the
city: they have stolen jtulyi- ,nd
stolen juries, aud they jj-et elected to
the Legislature they do not get sent
to the State prison. And the men who
denied this stealing, who denied that
they stole the State of New York,
hen they knew that they did it, who
the stealing of these Tammany
Hall meu, until it was finally brou.ht
out and established so clearly th.ir no
body should have denied it—tiieso*
very men are accusing the Administra
tion of stealing. I have heard of
Satan' rebuking sin. but 1 uuver
anything so brazen a* thl* before
[Loud applause.]
SEE THIS!
There has been collected under flen.
Grant's Administration, iu three ye ,rs.
nearly l.2U0,lUU,0«—fliU,tXAUJU' a
year: there has been paid out nearly
*1.A«»,U«U,000, making about 12.100,"
HOO-tJUJ. We have lost, out of this im
mense sum, in all the Departmeni of
the Government, fl,2ii0,0tX—Itus than
a jir'tetitlh oJ~ one p*r ct.U..' I.ook
at the Post-office Department. With
•15.UW postmasters, clerks and iii-iil
carriers. the loss has been les.. than one
tenth of oue per cent.in these three
years. In no part of the world has
such iutegrity been shown, uuder like
circumstances. We have paid out,
during these three years, |9O.OWMii)0.
in pen dons, and we have had live
defalcations, all of them soldiers, and
four of them shed their blood for the
couutrv. But the Government has not
o*:t a dollar, for the agents made .'od
their accounts, or their bondsmen did
it for them,
'*BAT
WHAT IfOKACK OKKKLEY CALLS A
Hi-conn."
This Administration came into
power with the pledge to maintain tbe
fiiith an honor of tho country, then
wickedly assailed. I luring these !-»t
thirty-live months there bus bem naid
fifcT.OLHOOO, saviiig nearly
a year in interest. TVilw money has
been mostly save-? ou the one haul by
an
honest co'Vctiou of the revenue—
for we rejected the first fifteen mouths
of GGrant's admini-t ration #iT,()0.
rtA) more than was collected Milder the
same lav# in the last fifteen month- of
Johnson's administration—aud on the
other baud, by a reduction of the ex
penses of the government, from these
two sources we have paid this $i'87,
000,(V)0. Throughout the financial
world it is a matter of wouder and
amazement that the financial policy of
the United State., should be so success
ful. "We elected Gen. Grant, pledged
to maintain the faith of the nation, to
make our debt sacred, aud what is tlia
result? Why the seven hundred mil
lions of currency is worth to-dav a
hundred aud forty million* of dollars,
twenty per cent., more than it wae'
three years ago.
The lihfirlng nun who tan waned A
rnbU*k«4every '~it 11«J 1 n uplst
-TEEMS-
TO malUnllftcrliwrK.
non ba •.
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Delir^rMby c-irrier, pnr week
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TYPES VN1) fRKSwa
rKINTJNll ALL KINDS.
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JritvU-.
DUPPC V-.T.
prlera
dollars to-day has received forty cents,
in real gold value, more than be would
have received three year- ago this day.
There has been added twenty per cent
to every dollar the laboring men of
this country have earned, and it has
been added because of li., signal fidel
ity with which thai pledge lat been
kept, to maiutaiu the l'nith of the na
tion. honestly collect the revenues, re
dttv expenses and extinguish the na
tional debt as fast as he could.
A ii Kit: sKtrvi! or xrtr rtis.-inKXT.
To hear these meu talk you wonld
suppose General Grant wa« vastly In
ferior to snch greai magnificent Mates
men !H Polk, Fierce and Btichauan.
Who is General Grant—thi* man so
denounced? When the vu- opened
he was earning a few hundred dollars
Ctt»*diig leather in G-ileua. He offered
his services tn the nation, and they
werr accepted. He w. nt down to
Springfield, served there for some
Weeks, helpiug to enroll aud orannlte
the regiments they were raising In 'Il
linois. Fiually they gave him a regi
ment. He had'not money enough to
buy a sword with which to fight tho
battles of his couutry, uor a horse to
ride. Yon did not kuow anything
about, him the natiou knew nothing
about him few had heard of hhn.
He had served in the Mexican war,
when a young man, fresh from West
Point, and won two brevets for gel
lout conduct, but nobody knew any
thing of this humble mail. He tome
bis regimeut aud marched away. Ho
never asked anything of the govern
ment he never disobeyed an order
ha never made any complaint. He
went straight forward and did his du
ty, a qniet, silent, modest man. Abont
the first thing we heard of him wae
that he took about twenty-flve
thousand men up the Teuuessee river,
moved ou the enemy's works attacked
au army of twenty thousand rebel*
and captured about "fifteen thousand of
them. You next heard of him com
ing on the field of Shiloh, when it was
nearly lost, and they asked him if he
had prepared for a retreat he said that
one boat wonld take all that retreated.
He defeated the rebel ariuy that had
been nearly victorious. Then he went
down the Mississippi river, passed
Vicksbnrg, made a movement into thn
country, attacked the rebel armies,
captured V icksbnrg, aud then you find
him at Chattanooga, to save a lost bat
tie you have heard of the magnificent
victory he won at Mission Ridge and
at Lookout Monutain. He was then
brought to Washington, and took
command of the armies ol the coun
try, led the Army of the Potomac
through the Wilderness fighting every
day in the month of May, 1M4, put
his army before Richmond, and when
the teour came, moved upon the doom
ed city and received the surrender
the rebel army at Appomattox. Nine*
teeu buttles behind hiin, aud all vic
tories He did not march his annv to
make a parade through the rebel capi
tal, but started off alone with his car
pet-bag in his hand, for Washington,
to stop the raising of troops and the
mantifaucture of munitions, to make
preparations to disband the army and
save expense, and to save what he re
garded, and what we all regarded as n
very importaut thing, a general bank
ruptcy in the country.
OBI 'MiL V AND RIVROACH REWARD Or A
FAITHFUL FCBL1C SERVANT.
We turned to this man when An
drew Johueon failed us, and asked
him to be President. He did not
seek the Presidency be felt and said
that his post at the head of the army
was the post for him. We made him
President, and it was his strength and
commanding influence that carried the
Fourteenth Amendment. That same
influence carried the Fifteenth Amend
ment, and gave the black men the
right to vote in all the States. The
men who stood by the cau-e of anti
slavery and the protection of the
black man have found iu General
Grant a man who has ,-tood bravely,
steadily and consistently on the skew
of freedom aud the equal rights of all
men. He has been k'r»-iib nt three
veins followed by obloquy and re
proach. He has made sotric mistakes
tn appointments, no doubt.but the lead
ing measures of hi-, idiiiiuirlration arc
iu the interest of the country. The
masses of the people who have no
grievances, who ouly want good gov
ernment, «ee it, and feel it, realize .It.
They believe we have the best adminis
tration '.his nation has s*.» u tor forty
year- and they are riijiit iu this con
viction. The Republicans of the coun
try are looking to you, men of New
Hampshire, to recover your State.
Inteiis' exciu iuc ut -wn- proefneed In
the British House of Commons when
Sir Charles Dilke's resolve to investi
gate the expenses of the crown came
up. Efforts were made to have him
ruled out of order, to iutimiciato hhn,
to talk him down, and to groan and
hiss fyim down, but all to no purpose,
and he proceeded in a firm and moder
ate tone of voice to iuiroduce his re
solve. He called for the returns of the
Auditor for each year-ince the acces
sion of Queen V i'-toria. for a specific
statement of tlie income and expendi
tures of the Crown for the same |)eriod,
the estimate for fees of in-tal!-ttiousJbr
robes, collars badge- and rm il pres
ent-, for the conveyance of distinguish
ed personages to ftinerals of the royal
family, the expenses of the coronation
jouruejs of the Queen, repairing pala
-. allowances to trumpeters, water
m. n and chatnherlain, and numerous
other expense- pertaining to the loyal
h-u»ehold fo:1 the past ten year-, and
thially for the returns of incomes from
1 Mivluen of Lanete-tcr and Cornwall,
and of the total amount paid to the
Prince of Wttb-s. Having succeeded
iu reading hi- motion to the. end.though
frequently interrupted, Sir Charles
proceedeel to .-uppori it in a speech.—
D. ri-ive laughter vas heard from nil
pari-ot" tlie House, from the gallaries
as well as on the tloor. during its de
livery, and the confusion at times was
so great that the voice of the -j» aker
was inaudible. Sir harle-. however,
continued, through all noise and
din, to the close of remark*, when
his motion wa« -ecouded by Mr. Her
lert, the member from Nottingham.—
lr. '''-id si oue ther. arose, when order
,i as at once restored. The Premier
took Sir Charles to ta«-k severely fbr
M-veral errors, aud said that one who
assumed to instruct the public should
at .least be -leoumte. He contradicted
positively the statement that the civil
list hail increased, and denounced a*
mischievous the speech made by Sir
harles at Xew Castle. At the coa
ciusioti. Mr. Glad-tone urged tne
Hou-e, on everv ground, to reject the
motion. Mr. Herbert endeavored to
speak, but his voice wasdrowued with
groans and hisses of "O divide." The
speaker o'" the House in-isted on the
preserv ion of order, and a 'num'-erof
mcuibei left the chamber. Tho visi
tors. ana reporters, galleries were
cleared after three ineffectual attempt*
to call the HousQ^bocwse of jbe noise
kept up therein. After several at
tempts the House divided wish the re
sult of two for the motion and 2T4
against it. The result was greeted
yviih cheers and laughter.
Burliugtou i* agisting the subject of
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