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HELENA WEEKLY HERALD.
FISK BROS. ' - - - Publishers. K. E. PISK, ------ Editor. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1883. ~ Of 746 prominent Democrats of Mich igan, 285 are for Tilden. They haven't forgotten who keeps the "bar'l." Butler is the choice of 95, Hancock 93, Hen dricks 41, Holman and Bayard — each, McDonald 28, Thurman 23, etc. Every now and then there comes oc casion to quote that old saw of Fletcher of Saltoun, "Let me make the ballads of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws." A ballad-singer named Hynes has just been sent to jail at Limerick for singing the praises of O'Donnell, who murdered Carey, the informer. Postmaster Pearson, of New York, has found it necessary to remind the public that there has been no reduction of postage on foreign letters. The rate on letters to countries belonging to the Universal Post Union, of which nearly all cizilized nations and their colonies are members, remains as heretofore, five cents per half ounce. The report of the assassination of Hon. Charles Seymour, United States Consul at Canton, is discredited by later advices. Mr. Seymour is an old journal ist, having been for some years editor of the LaCrosse Republican, and President of the Wisconsin Press Association. He was afterwards Postmaster of LaCrosse, and about two years ago was appointed to the Consulate named. F. B. Harper, owner of Lonfellow and Ten Broeck, says : "Longfellow is now sixteen years old and Ten Broeck twelve. I always keep a guard over them, both night and day. I have been offered $50,000 for Longfellow, but I wouldn't sell him for $100,000, nor would I sell Ten Broech for the same money. I will keep them as long as I live, or until I die. I am not married, but I have some poor kin down in Woodford county would like to have 'em." A Detoit firm gives the result of in terviews with 866 leading Republicans of Michigan respecting the candidacy for President in 1884. Their preferences are thus summed up : James G. Blaine, 247 ; Geo. F. Edmunds, 150; Chester A. Arthur, 143; Robert T. Lincoln, 131; Wm. T. Sherman, 49; John A. Logan, 24; scattering, 77 ; no choice, 45. It i slow work, the effort to get James G. Blaine out of the heads and hearts of the steadfast Republicans of the country. When the House of Deputies of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States assembled at Philadelphia on the 3d inst., Senator Edmunds, who was one of the lay deputies, was nominated as pre siding officer. He declined, saying that he "was not calculated for president of this or any other place, at this or any other time." Mr. Edmunds has been perfectly consistent in his expressions to this effect, and there can be no question about hissinceritv ; but is is exactly that kind of talk that is liable to make the people insist upon electing him President of the United States. There is u contest in progress for the express business on the Northern Pacific railroad, which is thus explained by the $an Francisco Chronicle : "The Northern Pacific Express Company and Wells, Fargo A Co. are at loggerheads. The Northern Pacific, which is controlled by people interested in the railroad of that name, wishes to keep to itself the express business of the Northern couutrv. Wells, Fargo Si Co., the controlling interest of which is held by the managers of the Central Pacific, are reluctant to abandon the territory of the Northern Pacific. It is an open secret that unless Wells, Fargo A Co. will consent to abandon their Northern busintss the Northern Pacific Express Company intends to op erate in California, Nevada and Arizona. The Central Pacific, it is understood, will refuse to carry any other than Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express matter. This would be followed by a refusal of the Northern Pacific to carry Wells, Fargo & Co.'s matter over their line." The meeting of the old-time Aboli tionists at New York, the other day, to eelebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first anti-slavery society in that city, was an occasion of some interest. The names of Elizur Wright, Oliver John son and others who were present are richly suggestive of memories. They were a gallant phalanx, and it is grati fying to know that so many of them survived the accomplishment of the work for which they labored so zealously and incurred so much odium. In the resolutions incurred at the New York meeting, it is declared that "to former slaves and their kin we give warm con gratulations on their better state, and urge them to deserve their liberty by pure and thoughtful lives ; that we hail the South, now based on freedom, with great joy ; that we glory in their splen did prosperity, whose present dawn we long since foretold ; that to the young men and women of America, w'ho live iu times far other than those wherein our labors began, we commend the anti slavery movement's grand success as striking proof that it is ever wise to stand fast for freedom, and urge them, whatever comes to their country or them selves, to be thus brave and firm." of A STANDARD OF TIME. That there is no common standard of time is an evil in many ways and a re proach to our civilization. If it were for no other reason than the incon veniences and dangers which the lack of such a standard involves in the running of railroad trains, the reform ought to be accomplished. A partial measure has been adopted by some roads in the num bering of the hours consecutively from one to twenty-four, thus avoiding the use of the a. m. and p. in., which are so easily mistaken in dispatches concerning the movement of trains, and sometimes with such calamitous results. This is well as far as it goes ; hut it does not reach the main evil. Many audiences have been convulsed with laughter at the remark of the dealer in second-hand goods who was trying to sell a time-piece: "My friend, you don't understand that clock. When it strikes tw r elve and the hands point to half-past two, it's twenty minutes of six !" But our system of measuring time with thé most exact chronometers is scarcely more satisfactory. Between St. Paul and Portland, the Northern Pacific Railroad changes its standard of time in running trains not less than three times. The true method of effecting this re form is to adopt a common meridian for the whole world, and our Government, with enlightened statesmanship, has moved to this end. Some time ago, the Secretary of State sent a circular to all the foreign Governments soliciting an expression as to the advisability of as sembling an international congress with the object of finally adopting a common prime meridian. The President, while convinced of the good to flow eventually from the adoption of a common time unit throughout the globe, thought it advisable, before extending a formal in vitation for a meeting at an assigned day, to obtain the views of the leading governments of the world as to whether such international conference is deemed advisable. There has been a general re sponse to the circular, though, as will be seen, the leading nations of Europe have not as yet given their views. Switzer land, Venezuela, Mexico, Turkey, China, Greece, Japan, Denmark, Hawaii, Hayti, Liberia, Netherlands, Canada, Guate mala, Roumania, Nicaragua and Hondu ras are ali favorable to the conference, accept the invitation and have named delegates, Denmark only qualifying its acceptance by saying if other govern ments accept. Belgium as yet is uncer tain. Portugal accepts, but with a qual ification. Spain favors the conference, but delays her reply. Servia and Siam will not be represented, but will accept the conclusions of the conference. Swe den and Norway decline, but approve the project. Austria declines absolutely. Replies have yet to be received from Italy, Great Britain, Russia, France, Chile, Brazil and Germany. The decision of the New York Court of Appeals in the case of Hatch and others vs. the Western Union Telegraph Company is liable to lead to very serious results. The immediate point decided is that the action of the company named in increasing its capital stock from forty to eighty millions, to enable it to absorb the American Union and Atlantic and Pacific lines, and to make a little dona tion of fifteen millions to its own share holders, was lawful and valid. But it goes much farther than this. The Court holds in as many words "that there is no limit to the capital which business corporations in this .State may have, and there is no limit in law to which they may increase their capital. All that may be required in any case is that there shall be an actual capital or property representing the amount of share capital issued." It will be easily seen that the restriction about "actual capital or prop erty" will amount to nothing in practice, and that the effect of the decision will be to legalize the watering of stock by cor porations organized under the laws of New York to any extent that their directors may choose. Thus mis chief is afoot, and the suspicious feeling on Wall street is not to be wondered at. Another effect of the decision is to entrench the Western Union monopoly of the telegraph ser vice, and this may operate in promotion of the scheme for a postal telegraph. There have been sporadic efforts in the Eastern States from time to time to stop gambling in stocks and grain; but no effective measure has yet been found. It would seem that they can learn a lesson from Japan. The law there forbids that kind of speculation, and it was recently determined to enforce the inhibition. Disguised policemen were placed in the stock exchanges of Osak, Yokohama and Kobe, and in the rice exchanges of Tokio. At a given signal, they locked the doors and captured all the inmates, books, papers, etc., very much as the police in our large cities sometimes raid gambling houses. Over 700 persons are said to have been arrested and put in jaii to be tried for "speculating in margins." And we send missionaries to Japan ! We make the assertion with unquali fied confidence that the next President of the United States visited Montana during the season just closed. What about the elections ? The tele graph fails to enlighten us, as usual, on such occasions. of of so it THE ELECTIONS TO-DAY. This year the October elections are confined to the States of Ohio and Iowa, but these are sufficient to attract a fair share of public interest. They are in progress to-day, but we cannot expect to publish anything decisive of the result previous to our next issue. The advices from Ohio have been favorable to Republican success from the first. The Convention adopted a pru dent and patriotic platform and put a strong candidate for governor in the field in the person of Judge Foraker, of Cincinnati. He has made an industrious campaign, and if reports are to be credited, has grately commended him self to the favor of right-minded people of both parties. Exactly the reverse is true of the Democratic situation. The candidates for the first place on their ticket were Gen. Durbin Ward, an irre claimable Bourbon, and Judge Hoadley, an original Republican, who devoted twenty years or more to lulling the truth about the Democratic party in rather vigorous language, and then joined it. The latter was nominated, leaving the Bourbons in anything but a contented state of mind. Ex.Senator Thurman is said to have remarked as he left the Con vention upon the arm of the defeated candidate, "Well, this does beat -." This dissatisfaction was fol lowed by the revelation that Judge Hoadley had paid $30,009 for the nomination, and this worked further demoralization. .Soon it ap peared that the succession to Mr. Pen dleton's seat in the Senate was a factor in the business, and the jostling of rival candidates did not contribute to the restoration of good feeling. Finally the nominee sounded the tocsin of "a re formed Democracy." Now, a genuine Democrat by no means feels that he needs reforming, and in any event does not propose to do anything so revolu tionary; hence came further disaffec tion. While we believe that the probabili ties are in favor of a Republican victory, the fact remains that Ohio is a close State, and one that the Democrats are very apt to carry on "off years." If that shall be the result of to-day's elec tion, it will by no means follow that the Republicans will lose the electoral vote of the State iu 1884. Iowa is a State that has heretofore left no room for conjecture, except as to how great the Republican majority ; but this year the Democrats have, or think they have some reason to hope for suc cess. Accordingly they have made un usual exertions and have sent there some of their leading speakers, among whom are Hendricks, McDonald, Morri son, Springer Harrison and others. The Republicans are weakened by the pro hibition issue, as they always will be when they permit it to intrude itself. Some loss of strength, too, is to be expected from the tariff ques tion, there being a strong sentiment in that State in favor of the specious delu sion "a tariff for revenue." While the Republicans will doubtless elect the ma jority of their State ticket, it will not be surprising to learn of the defeat of Judge Reed, candidate for Justice of the Su preme Court, who is highly objection able to many Republicans, including Ex-Senator Kirkwood. The chief interest in the Iowa election attaches to the Legislature, which will choose a United States Senator to suc ceed Mr. Allison. As to this there is little to fear. Of the twenty-five holding over senators, twenty-three are Republi cans, and it is inconceivable that the Democrats and Greenbackers can over come this advantage. The result will almost surely be the re-election of Sena tor Allison, and that result is one that will be to the credit of Iowa and to the great advantage of the country at large. Considering the pretence that the French are the politest people on the globe, the treatment which King Alfonso, of Spain, met with at Paris is rather re markable. He had been on a visit to the Emperor of Germany, and while at Berlin had been tendered, and had ac cepted, the honorary colonelcy of a regi ment of Uhlans. The very head and front of his offending had this extent ; but it seems to have been sufficient to exasperate the Parisians against him in a high degree. When he reached the French capital he was met by a howling mob that followed him from the depot, groaning and hooting at him and actual ly visiting physical violence upon his attendants. President Gervy has apolo gized profusely in behalf of France, but the people of Spain are scarcely in a mood to accept apologies. The relations of the two nations cannot fail to be rather cool in consequence of this affair, if it should not have a more serious re sult. France is sufficiently occupied by her troubles in China not to need any further complications in her foreign affairs. _ General Sherman has reiterated in a recent interview his repeated dis claimer of any Presidential aspirations. In the course of the conversation he also expressed the opinion that Mr. Arthur is the most suitable candidate whom the Republicans can select. It is quite unnecessary for the Herald to tell its readers that Ohio and Iowa held State elections yesterday. Every body, noticing the absence of telegraphic FIGURES FOR 1884. In 1880 Garfield and Hancock carried nineteen States each, and out of a total popular vote of 9,204,428, the former had only 915 plurality. Nevertheless he had 15 majority of the electoral vote. That is to say, while Garfield had 48.26 per cent of the popular vote, and Han cock 48.25 per cent., the former had 58 per cent, of the electoral vote and the latter 42. Thi : demonstrates w'hat, how r ever, hardly needed demonstrating, that the popular vote is not conclusive as to the electoral vote. Garfield carried all the Northern States, except New Jersey, Nevada and California, from which latter State he re ceived one electoral vote. The Democratic majority in California was less than one hundred, and one of the Republican candidates for elector was successful. The election of 1884 will be under the new apportionment which redistributes the electoral vote somewhat to the dis advantage of the Republican States. Still, if the Republican candidate next year should carry the same States that Garfield carried, he would have a major ity of 55. This shows, among other things, how important a part New York will perform in the presidential election of 1884. Tak ing her 36 votes out of the Republican column and adding them to the Demo cratic column, the Republican majority of 55 as figured above would be changed to a Democratic majority of 17. The influence of this fact in promoting the nomination of Tilden, who causes it to be understood that he can carry New York whenever he wants to, must be considerable ; and it is quite probable that it may have weight in the selection of the Republican candidate. The Republicans have this advantage in their situation : They can elect their candidates without New York, whereas the Democrats cannot. The three North ern States that went for Hancock in 1880—California by 78 majority, Nevada by 879, and New Jersey by 2,010—are all very apt to go Republican next year. Then there is even a probability that we will break up the "Solid South." Vir ginia is a doubtful State to say the least, and the chances are not unfavorable to carrying North Carolina and Florida. With Virginia, North Carolina and Cal ifornia, we could lose both New York and Indiana, and still elect by fifteen majority. A possible outcome is that we shall carry California, Florida and Virginia, and lose New York, New Jer sey, Indiana and North Carolina. This would give the Republican candidate exactly the number of votes required to elect. _ The New York Chamber of Commerce unanimously adopted a resolution con demning the decision of the Court of Appeals, legalizing tire watering of stocks. The preamble as originally in troduced was quite severe in its lan guage: "The Chamber regrets to learn from the highest judicial authority of the State that there is no law to prevent such flagrant stock-waterings as those perpetrated by the telegraph companies ; that the peculations of the Tweed Ring were far less a burden and a fraud upon the community than the capitalization of surplus earnings and other forms of fictitious capitalization practiced by pub lic corporations, not only in amount but in that the former simply stole the pub lic money, while in the latter case money is first extorted from the public in the form of excessive charges, and when cap italized the public are actually obliged to pay dividends upon their own money thus exacted; that such acts, coupled with the corruption of our elections, leg islatures and courts and other aggres sions by railway and other public cor porations, not only tend to discredit all American corporate securities, but they endanger legitimate property rights by encouraging the growth of communistic and agrarian views and engendering an angry feeling on the part of the masses against all capital, a result which all good citizens must deprecate." This, however, was somewhat modified before it was adopted. It is proposed to organize a "North western and Mississippi Valley Free Trade League." The projectors of this scheme will do well to reflect that the section which this describes has a vital interest in maintaining the duties on iron, copper, cotton, wool and lumber, and that its future depends in a very great degree upon the establishment and successful operation of manufacturing enterprises. An Announcement. New York, October 3.— The following advertisement appeared in the morning newspapers: The public are cautioned against cashing or negotiating an y drafts, checks or paper of any description made or endorsed by George Hoey, as his mental condition is such as to make him irrespon sible for his acts. (Signed) JOHN HOEY. Mr. John Hoey, of Adams Express Co., said to a reporter My reason for adopting this measure is that my son George has lately fallen into the habit of having no time to run down to the office, and so stops in at some one of my friends or ac quaintances' places of business and realizes on checks or drafts on me. I cannot con sistently honor such paper, when I know to do so I would only be obliged to take it up continuously. My object in making it public is to save the young man from serious trouble. If he keeps on in this way he will find one who would not care if he was my son, and then he would be - GREETING TO THE GUEST. Reception Saturday Night to Hon. Schuyler Colfax. A Captivating address at Odd Fellows Hall. A Brotherhood's Welcome to an Illustrious Brother. Some Stirring Words from Gov. Bross, of Illinois. The reception tendered Hou. Schuyler Colfax by the Order of Odd Fellows their hall on Saturday evening, was in the nature of an ovation to an eminent and be loved brother, and a testimonial of the high respect and enduring regard which the people of the Capital of Montana enter tain for one of the Nation's most illustrious citizens. Notwithstanding the downpour of rain, the mud underneath, and the dense darkness enshrouding many parts of the city the hall was early thronged by an audi ence of ladies and gentlemen eager to wel come the distingushed guest. The splendid asemblage, with a .large representation Odd Fellows, had scarcely become seated in the large and handsomely appointed room before Mr Colfax, escorted by a committee of the Order, appeared, greeted by enthusi astic eneers. Those present—and there were not a few of them—who in the years past had seen and heard Mr. Colfax, either in the discusion of public questions before the people, in the House of Representatives as its matchless speaker, or in the Senate of the United States directing the proceed ings of that august body, recognized again and anew characteristics that contributed to the renowu of this remarkable man. Un changed by the rolling years is the genial, kindly, yet resolute face. The portrait, suspended from the wall Saturday night, taken fifteen years ago, faithfully pictures the superb head, the striking features, re cognized at a glance to-day. The alert eye, the quick motion, the graceful posture and gesture are the same uow as of yore. The ready speech, the never hesitating com mand of language expressing at their best the crowding thoughts that often trouble him quick enough to distinctly articulate, are unchanged. The occasion which presented Saturday enabled all to see and hear Mr. Colfax much as he was aud much as he now is. Grand Master Loeb ap peared naturally and at his case iu the presiding chair, supported by ex-Grand Master Bullard at his right. He intro duced first Mr. Haughey, Graud Treasurer of the Graud Lodge of Odd Fellows of In diana, who responded in a few words, thanking his brothers for many courtesies extended to him during the day, aud ex pressing his appreciation of their kind at tentions and the unexpeced honor of meet ing informally so many of the brethern of Helena. In the presence of a friend more distinguished than he, whom all desired to hear, he would be gladly excused aud per mitted to listen rather than talk. Regret fully Mr. Haughey was allowed to resume his seat, and Mr. Colfax, presented by he Grand Master in few but neat and fitting words, rose from his chair at the left, greet ed by enthusiastic applause. For half an hour he spoke rapidly, eloquently, confin ing his address in that time to Odd Fellow ship, giving a masterly exposition of the grand principles upon which the Order was founded and the noble cause for which it had successfully battled for sixty odd years. This part of the orator's address, dwelling upon the history of the organiza tion, the prejudices it had over come, the strength and power for good it had attained, the brotherly love which pervaded it, the colossal chari ties it had dispensed, was of absorbing in terest to others than Odd Fellows, and the Order, we are glad to know', preserved it in short-hand, and in due time will print and spread it among brethren throughout Montana. After Mr. Colfax had concluded his ad dress on the secrets and principles, the history and scope of Odd Fellowship, he turned in conclusion to the contemplation of themes of special interest to our people. He rejoiced that he had been able to make this brief visit (en route to Puget Sound) at the Capital City of Montana, of which he had heard so much from the valued friends whose generous hospitality he had been enjoying. He had been surprised to find so large and busy a city here, with so many houses of health and culture, and enjoying already such extensive and profitable business and trade. He thought it was evident that there must be, in the nature of things, a large city at some mid way point on this line between the Missis sippi and the Pacific, and, as near as he could forecast the future, they had all the essentials for such a city right here, if their men of thought, aud will, and power, im proved their opportunities of position, sur roundings aud development. Years ago he had believed that Denver had just these advantages on the Central line between the waters of the Mississippi and the Bay of San Francisco, and Denver has grown in consequence of its marked ad vantages. to a beautiful city of 70,000. Helena has every opportunity to become the Denver of the Northern Pacific trans continental line. Aronnd you are the combined advantages of remarkable mineral deposits, of agricultural possibilities, and of pastoral wealth—that trinity of resour ces which, reaching each on the other, always result in wonderful development. He congratulated them also an the open ing of the great railroad line, whose heavy passenger and freight trains already sweep by their doors so grandly, although its career has but barely very outset he had been the earnest spoken advocate, by speech, and W ^ vote, of this pamtat of all our cootiu^ lines, and had for many a year insist^ th when completed, the Nation would v/ convinced, at last, that it ran throng * country susceptible of a more p rospe j 3 development than any of the lines whit have made onr continent the highway— nations between Europe and Asia. ^ ° l Already, he said, he saw in the swift coming future, not weak and sparsely set tied Territories in this northern bord land of the Republic, but rich and growi States, through which the iron horse sh dj speed his way over the mountains and across the valleys of our interior, no i 0u ,, er to be called a "frontier"—not vast, llQ j m proved and undeveloped plains, but irriga tion, from lateral canals for hundreds 0 f miles along the rivers, making them as f er . tile as the overflow of the Nile fertilizes old Egypt. Contemplate, too. our mineral area, larger than all the mineral area of ail the world besides. But half a century ago there were some insignificant gold-washings on our Atlantic seaboard ; while now, f ro ^, the British line on the north to the Me\i can line on the south, a thousand miles in length, and from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific, hundreds of miles iu width,are proven to be rich in every direction in mountain and valley, in river and ravine with the precious ores. And there burst upon our eyes these gold and silver seams forced into the molten rock when the Cre ator spoke this world into being, and hid den from view for ages until the afternoon of the nineteenth century, as if from the beginning, thousands of years ago, he had intended that our Republic should be not only the freest, but also the wealthiest na tion of the world. Mr. Colfax spoke of the great executive and administrative powers of President Villard, who had carried through so ener getically the remarkably rapid construction and completion of the unfinished part of' the Northern Pacific railroad. He said he had known him for many years, aud hav ing formed his acquaintance when lie was a newspaper correspondent at Washington City, he had witnessed his steady upward progress since then with a personal interest. Mr. Villard seemed born to sue cess, as men of great will-power so often are. And lie had never failed in any of his undertakings, difficult and daring as so many of them had been. As receiver of Kansas railroads he had won the confidence of foreign cap italists, and had exhibited such marked powers as to inspire a confidence that proved of inestimabls value when the vast amounts of money were to be raised for this railroad. The "blind pool," as it was called, by which over half a score of millions of dollars was offered him on bis own respon sibility, without any hint or revelation of how it should be used, by which he ob tained the control of the great railroad company, was one of the most remarkable and complimentary exhibitions of absolute confidence in a man ever known iu the financial history of the nation, and of which Mr. Villard had every reason to be proud. He has just carried through to a success ful consummation the îuost magnificent ami comprehensive excursion ever given iu the world, bringing together by its unifying influence not only the great lakes and the Pacific, but, on even a grander scale, the great nations of Europe with Western America. And now comes his greater work ; vaster in its results even than the building of a thousand miles of railroad over and under mountains, and overcoming the mighty ob stacles of nature. And that work is the work of development of the remarkable resources of the remarkable country it has opened up to immigration and productive industry. The productive development of this vast region has but just begun. States along this railroad line are to add glory to this Republic, and brilliant stars to its flag. Immigration is to furnish a constantly increasing population to the belt it tra verses and constantly increasing traffic to its revenues. Mr. C. said he had the fullest confidence that President Villard would be found ris ing to "the height of the occasion." here after as heretofore, in all the measures from time to time that will conduce to these results, that will indicate the wisdom of Congress in making the great land grant through which alone this railroad could have been built in a generation, and will thus win an enduring fame, as being not only the greatest ot railroad builders of this era, but also a wise manager and pub lic benefactor. Mr. Colfax's address was repeatedly in terrupted by hearty applause, and at its conclusion he was greeted with an outburst of vociferous and long continued cheers. Ex-Governor Bross, of Illinois, an in separable companion of Mr. Colfax in his several transcontinental tours, was too con spicuous a personage in the hall to escape the observation of the audience, and the loud and many calls summoned the veteran journalist to his feet. He spoke fluently for twenty minutes, with all the lire and vigor which characterized his campaigning times—not as one whose head was whitened by nearly seventy winters. The Governor in glowing words praised the present and pictured the future of this mountain land. His bright eyes twinkled merrily underneath his long, overhanging brows, when he declared that in one sense he was more of an odd fellow than any of the rest—he was the only one of the part.' who was traveling alone, without his wile. A burst of laughter greeted this confession of the old veteran, which was presentl) turned to roof-lifting applause as he de picted his frontier experience in other years and declared that good Indians were those that were dead and gone to the spin* land. Resolutions were presented and adopted by a unanimous standing vote, thanking Mr. Colfax for his address and eorupliJU ent ing his lofty services to the Nation throug an epoch the most important in its history At the close the large assemblage presset forward in procession to shake Mr. Colfax by the hand, and passed on to Go ' er ^l Bross, who submitted in the best ot g hnmor to the same ordeal, and at 10 o c oc the love feast was ended. This morn*ng Mr. Colfax and party took their departure for the Pacific coast.