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K75 money The jury in the case ot Western-It, on trial in Philadelphia for alleged complicity in the Charlie Ross abduction, have returned a ver diet acquitting him of actual participation in the crime, but find him guilty of conspi racy to conceal the child aad of bavin;; a juilty knowledge of the abducthn. The Wenona fair commences next Monday, to continue five days. The epizootic has broken out mnon the horses in New York and the cattle disease at Wilbraham, Mass. Ex-Senator Shurz has returned from his European tour, after hobnobling with the Herzogs and Grafs and high dignitaries ol imperial Germany, until hie head is turned. It is but natural, therefore, on coming back, that he should find congenial association among the followers of Ulysses the first, in whose behalf It is announced he is about to take the stump in Ohio. He will make his first speech at Cincinnati, Sept. 28th. We call the attention of the Inter-Oceun and its Ottawa echo to the following treasonable clause adopted as a part of the Hill of Rights of the new constitution of Georgia. When the south begin to embody such utterances in their fundamental laws it is time to send on the troops. The republican party w ill be killedjbcyond resurrection if treason like this is permitted to go unsquelched: "The peo ple of this stato accept as final the establish ed fact that from the federal union there can be no secession of any state." Grart i3 sometimes quite felicitous in the invention of phrases. His "fighting it out on this line if it takes all summer" w ill per petuate his fainu more durably than any carved column or monumental stone. So be now gives us a happy euphemism f(r the Southern outrage mill. Ho calls it "these annual autumnal outbreaks." We I hank thee, Grant, for giving us that word. The republican majority in Maine is whit tled down to 3,00, the sheerest escape from disastrous defeat. A local paper thus do picts the deplorable situation in rhyme: The people of Maine Are down upon Blaine, And bloody-shirt Morton They had to go short on, And that's why thu Kails are in pain. Tor that's what's the matter with Maine. COUKTY CONVENTION. The proceedings of the convention of the Independent Reform Tarty of this county, held in (hit city on Thursday, are published elsewhere, arid we refer to thorn with pleas ure. The nomination of Mr. K.iymoiid for re election as county treasurer was one em nieiitly lit to be mafJe, and puts at once to the lie the iasinuall.in of an obscure local sheet that the convention w:i called to compass his defeat. Mr. Raymond has been a tried and faithful public servant, and lias succeed ed In so discharging the complicated duties of the oSlee heretofore, as to win universal approbation, both for his exceptional ability and his promptness, pleasantness and suave, accommodating spirit. No business man having in his employ a clerk, book-keeper, or accountant who had discharged his duties with equal address and faithfulness would think of discharging him to employ a mau less experienced and tried, and for the same reason it would be an equal folly on the part of the people to discharge so faithful and competent a servant, to employ in his place at the same wages a man necessarily more or less inexperienced and uu'ried. The office of county surveyor is one of much less importance, but in the election of John Gray, of La Salle, our people will have a man of life-long experience in bin pro fesfjou un'j in every way trustworthy ttud Competent. So far, certainly, the convention did its work admirably. Nor shall we quarrel with them about the lesoluthns they adopted. They reiterate, on the financial question, the resolution of the recent convention of the Pennsylvania democracy at Erie, which, to say the most of it, amounts to very little. It starts out w ith the assertion, w hich is at least of doubtful verity, that the currency for sever al years past has been steadily contracted, and, on the presumption that such is the fact, properly enough protest against a con tinuance of the process while the present stringency lasts. To this nobody, we appre hend, seriously objects. Nor to the other proposition, that the volume of the currency shall be kept "equal to the wants of trade." The great problem is, what quantity is ncccs sary to be "equal to the wants of trade?" The oNt-and out kflationists insist that the volume shall be so great as to depreciate the currency and make money cheap-low-grade, trashy. The Pennsylvania resolution means nothiug of that sort, but insists that the legal tenders be brought up to a "par with gold." It is true, the Pennsylvania resolution, though it says nothing of the kind, is gener ally interpreted to favor inflation, and that its peculiar and ambiguous language is a mere euphemism to cover that idea. We shall not stop to argue the point. All we can say to those wlio arc so eager for the issue of more paper money Is, that if their w ish is gratified, they w ill wake up a to very surprising fact which is, that no additional issue of paper money w ill make money plenticr than it is to-day without a restoration with it of conji- linr: It is confidence, not more greenbacks, that is to make money plenty. When every. body's creilit is good, one thoussnd dollars will do as much business as ten thousand will now. Let our paper money philosophers, instead of crying so lustily for more green backs, revolve for awhile the meaning of the WOld C'ONFIPKM'K. lively may prescribe, and no paper money except such as may be issued directly and upon the faith ot the led era government, af fording practically a currency basis on the gold and silver and other property as the whole people of the country. NKW YOUK. The New York Democratic Mate conven tion met at Syracuse on the !0'th, and nomin ated the following ticket: Por Secretary of State Hon. John Higclow. For Comptroller Lucius Robinson. Fur Treasurer Charles P. lioss. For State Engineer John I). Van Bureii, Jr. For Canal Commissioner Christopher A. Nalrath. For State Prison Inspector R. W. Crowley. For Attorney General C. S. FairchiU. The following platform was adopted: Tlte democratic party of New York renew their pledge of fidelity to the principles adop ted and atlirmcd unanimously by delegates representing the democrat! of all the United States together assembled in their latest na tional convention, and since reapproved and indorsed by democratic majorities in 15 states, comprising more than one-half of the total population of the union, as expressed in these words from the national democratic platform, adopted ut Ualtimore, July 10, 1872: "7. The public faith must be sacredly main tained, and wedenounce repudiation in every form and guise. A speedy return to specie payment is demanded alike by tho highest consideration ot commercial morality aqd honest govern- IlKUt," defective system of taxation, finance, and cur rency, which have degraded public and pri vate morality, and brought upon us the pres ent depression in the commercial and indus trial interests of the country; for its centrali zation of power, and its encouragement ot monopolies and corporate corruption ; for its continuance of incompetent and dishonest jmen in office, and for its general mismanage j inent of both the .state and federal governments. COUNTY ASYLUM. " The poor ye have always with you," is us true now as it was two thousand years ago, and nhvays was and always will be until the millennium. While every christian commu nity recognizes this fact, it also recognizes its duty to minister to the wants of the destitute. Hut who are the poor? The term unfortu nately is relative, and while in general all agree that the poor must bu provided for, the question as to what stage or degree of poverty and destitution must be reached before the public authorities can be called upon for re lief has always been an optm one aud in its decision in the daily ministratious has as oft en led to abuse from excess of liberality r.s from over uiggardiness. Twenty-five or thirty years ago the people of La Salle county scarcely realized that there was such a thing as pauperism in existence. Then came a time, however, as Ottawa put on a now growth and outsiders w ere attracted to her borders, that mendicancy appeared In Tfi these authentic iWhiritmns ol lleUlO . . ; . 1 .. i: 1 . . ii-ia ! .me ! crane miuv.inii.-s suu policy, iuc liuiv; fcuvr- . . i .i i 'i m,,. prool that the present depression ot business - is caused by the reaction from the unhealthy a poor master. A kind hearted old gentle- stimulus ot an excessive, depreciated, and ir redeemable currency, by enormous and ill adjusted municipal, state, and federal taxa tion, and by extravagance, waste and specu lation in the administration of public affairs. The remedy for this evil is not to be found in the renewal of any of its causes. In the face of the fact that the existing voluirc of currency is greater than can be absorbed by business: in the face of the fact that recent falls of prices have followed repeated infla man was installed into tbat omce, nnu lie gave relief out of the county funds as in his judgment the cases demanded. In a few months he bad some forty families in Ottawa and vicinity receiving more or less weekly "relief " at his lianas. The county commis sioners became alarmed, and grave and long were their cogitations over the formidable problem thus encountered. Finally it was r&vtonn ccidedtostopthisbusinessofailbrdlngpro prosperity, for it would interrupt the leading! miscuous relief and have a poor house Into processes of industry. It -would bo worse! which all the mendicants should be gathered man lumo 10 resiore connuencc, ior u wouiu ninn,inp(i ftt the public charge. A create distrust aud new uncertaiuities in bus iness, paralyze the beginnings ot enterprise, rob labor of its too scanty employment and while stilling thu progress ot administrative reforms, would inflict lasting dishouor upon the credit, the, intelligence and the charac ter of the country. The democratic party of New York also re affirm tho principles set forth in their plat form adopted last year at Syracuse, indorsed by 50,000 democratic majority applause at the election following, in a poll of nearly 800,000 votes, and vindicated before all the suitable building was rented, and the super intendent went around with a big two horse wagon to gather up the poor and convey them to a comfortable home in the county house. He called on the forty families, and out of all found but two individuals, two helpless, crippled old women, that were wil ling to go to the county bouse rather than re ceive no further aid from the public! The pauper expenses of the county by this one lit- people of this republic by tlio illustrious ad- tie maneurre were cut clown from $000 to ministration of Samuel J. Tilden, that plat 1 $20 a month. form MdnntPf! nt Mvrnna Kint 111 1K74. reading as follows: Since then the county house system has "1. Hold and silver the ouly legd-tendcr; I been but nominally adhered to, the capacity no currency not covertible with coin. ! of the county establishment being eoual to -2. Steady steps toward specie payments ; . , , nauu,r, ,vheI1 number in the no step backward. "3. Honpst payment of the public debt in coin, and the sacred preservation of thu pub lic faith. '4. Revenue reform, federil taxation for revenue only; m government partnership wun protected monopolies The aphorism that "few die and nono re sign" hold true in regard to radical office holders generally, but finds an exception in the case of Hon. N. B. Judd, collector of the port of Chicago, w ho presents the rare pheu oncmon of tiring of a fat office and bending In his resignation. There is, however, no scar, city of patriots willlugjto step Into his dis carded shoes. J. Russell Jones has even resigned the brilliant field of diplomacy aud returned from Brussells to sue for the less brill Lftnt but more lucrative post of the Chi cago collectorship. Then the redoubtable Jake Rehmn, superintendent of the Chicago police, has also resigned in the hope of cap turing the collectorship. Then there is a Mr. Schonberger that wants the office and the cen sus of Chicago adults alone can give the number of all who are willing to sacrifice themselves, sc. Whether the present of library, or a corner lot in Chicago, or a brace of bull pups is to figure in the case, has not transpired. SUPREME C0UST. This dlstingulsed body, still in session, have had many Important matters to consid cr during the past week. Among them were the three million dollar suit as to lilies to certain lots and blocks in one of the richest parts of the city of Chicago. They were ar gued orally by such eminent counsel as Hon. Lyman Trumball, Hon. C. H. Lawrence, Mr. Iloby, Ac. As moat ol the cases that occupy the atten tion of the Court come from places remote front our vicinity, we do not give them as Ihey occur, because they would not interest the generality of our readers who resido in this county. On Thursday next the question of the va lidity of the charter of the city of Chicago wi.l come before the court on oral argument Some of the best legal talent ot the state w 111 be heard upon that occasion. The court call twenty cases each day, be ginning at number one and calling theiu con- fcecutiv?!. On last evening they had reach ed No. iV and to morrow begin at No. 141. Among the distinguished attorneys we find in attendance, are Judge Kales, Hon. H. C. Cook.M. W. Fuller, Hon. T. Lyle Dickey, Hon. Lyman Trumbull, Hon. J. 1). Caton, E. A. Etorrs, A.C. Harding, C.J. Heattie, Judge Eldredgc, Edward Roby, Thomas Pent and tx-Chlcf Justice Lawrence. The docket is much larger this year than ever, owing to the Lard times which press heavily upon business men, who in such imci altraya Income carrion . for lawyers, and, unable to meet tho judgments in the courti below, gain time by appealing to the supreme court DEMOCRATIC SENTIMENT. Within the last two weeks democratic con ventions have been held in Wisconsin. New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Ne braska, and white great importance is at tached to tho utterances of these bodies as foreshadow ing the character of the great presidential contest of 1S70, it is to be regret ted that their voice is Inharmonious on at least one issue which threatens to be a vital one in the dontcst. Of course we refer to the financial issue. We give, as far as we can in their own words, the position assumed by the various conventions respectively on that questlou. WISCONSIN. The Wisconsin convention is easily dis posed ot. Although its platform is longer than that of any of the other conventions named, on the currency question it was as dumb as an Egyptian mummy. The conven tmn was made up of democrats nnd reform ers, the supporters of Gov. Taylor and the present stato administration, and confined It self wholly to state matters, renominating the present stato ofUcials, who have proved them selves both honest and capable, by acclama tion. I'EN.NSYI.VAIUA. Pennsylvania, as mentioned in our last, adopted on the financial question substan tially tho Ohio platform. It is not by any means an endorsement of the bottomless Kcl ly scheme. It recognizes gold and silver as the only true ba is of a national currency, but In demanding an issue of such a quantity ol greenbacks as shall meet the "wants of trade," is naturally and justly construed as a declar ation In favor of present inflation. Follow Ing are the resolutions on the currency ques tion: That the contraction nf tho money curreu cy and circulating medium heretofore made by the n publican oartv. and the lurtiier con traction proposed by It w ith a view to forced resumption or specie payment, lias aireauy brought disaster to tho business of the coun try, and threatens eenernl bankruptcy. We demand that this ltolicv bo abandoued. And that th"! volume ot money be made aud kepi equal to the wants of trade, leavinir the re storation orlegal tenders to par to be brought a'oui uy promoting the luUustries ol the peo pie, ana not by destroying them "5. Home-rule to limit and localize, most i town, to administer relief to such as in his talously, tho few powers intrusted to public! iud!rment needed it. Tho result has been a servants, municipal, state, and feuera ; no: f, ... . ,e , . , f .. centralization. rapid and frightful increase of the pauper ex- "0. Eoual nnd exact tuftice to all men: uo.peuses ol the county. In 18J the outside partial legislation ; no partial taxation. I pauper relief thus afforded cost the county 7. A tree press; no gag-laws. 19,000, for relief to less than 100, while 00 "8. rreemen: a uniform excise law; no v ... . .r. ,iu sumptuary law. paupers were given ciiuauuui, tuuiiuiiuuii; J. Oiucial accountability eotorced by bet-; homes at ine county nouse ior a tnue over ter civil and criminal remedies; no private si 000 use of the public f unds by public officers. I T , . f sunt.rvi30r3 uluu.r 6Ucu a "10. Corporations chartered by the pate ul-1 , , , , . . . P , ... ways supervisee by the stato In the interest 01 us luo lu uuu"1 Ul """ of the people. i ing. A county asylum must at once du bant "11. The party in power responsible for all '0f sufficient capacity to hold all the poor of ogislation, when in power. ).,. ,., ftnj the relief to all others except j , private perquisite; no third terra. ,sucu a3 ure WU11US lo su ,u u,c LOUU,Jr asJ" "l.i. bconomy In the public expense, that,lum must uc stoppeu. abor may be lightly burdened." j Itwasurder such u pressure that the su- neuraska. ! pcrvisors a year ago decided on the erection I he democrats of Nebraska held their state 0f the couniy house now approaching com That the policy already Inlitlated by the republican party orabolishlug legal tenders and giving the uational hanks tho power to furnifh all the currency, will increase the power ol an already daugerous monopoly aud the enormous burdeus now oppressing th:i people without compensating advantage aud that all the national bank circulation be prompt nnd permanently retired, and full le gal tender bo Issued in their place. Tho public interest demands the govern mcnt should cease to discredit its own iuon ey, and should make its legal tenders reeeiv able for all public dues except where respect lor the obligation oi contracts requires pay ment in coin. The extinction of the present national banks and the establishment In their stead of a svs tern of frco banks of discount and deposit under such regulations as the States rcspec- county is supposed to be more than double that. The consequence has been the gradual growth of a system something like that dis carded thirty years ago. Each supervisor was made a sort of poor master in his own convention at Omaha on the 17th inst., and although there was but one candid ate to nom inate, theconvcntlon was tho hrgestever held in tho state. The Hon. E. T. Thomas was nominated for Judge of the Supreme Court, and the following platform adopted unani mously: i Resolved, First. That tho Democratic par ty ot this state is In favor of retrenchment and reform in the administration of all de partments ot the government, both state and national. Becond, That we are in fayW of a sound currency, coin or its equivalent, as essential to stability in business and a restoration of prosperity; steps toward specie payments and no step backwards. Third, That we deprecate all attempts to commit the Democratic party to a system of paper tuoncy based upon an unconstitutional exercise of federal power, as a crime against the common weuaro and wantcn violation ot a cardinal article of the Democratic creed. MASSACHUSETTS. The democrats and liberal republicans of Massachusetts held their state convention at Worcester on Wednesday of this week. The convention was largely attended and very en thuslastic. Gov. Gaston, the most able, hon est and efficient chief magistrate the state has had for many years was renominated by acclamation, and Gen. W. F. Harriett was put on the ticket for lieutenant governor. The following is the platform udopted, as far as it relates to national affairs : 1. We reiterate the declaration comprehen sively made by the national conventions at Cincinnati and Halliuiore, in 1872, accepting the recent amendments to the federal consti tution as A full, final, nnd pt imanent adjust ment of the political controversies lnewent to the late war. 2. n demand for the union the support in full vigor of all Its constitutional powers, as the supreme authority, utterly repudiating all claim of right by any state to secede from the union, or to nulity its laws; iind we tie manit for each state, as equally inviolable, the rifht to tovern itself at its sovereign pleasure, subject oDly to the limitations and obligation of the federal constitution, il. In the interests of public morals, the na tion s credit, ana tho common wtiiare pletiou a few miles west of this city. On the invitation Of Superintendent Jackson we took a ride on Tuesday in company with the Hoard of Supervisors, on the little steamer "Belle of Ottawa," to the new county house. The con tract for its erection was let to the well known energetic firm of Colwell, Clark & Co. The building is 190 feet in length, CO feet in depth, with a wing at each end 40x90 feet, two stories high, with a cut stone basement; the superstructure ot pressed brick with slate roofs. A boiler house of brick is erected in the rear, some 00 feet from the main build ing, from which the entire structure is to be heated. The gas to light the building is to be made upon the ground. Its capacity will be 200 paupers besides rooms for keeper's family, Ac, and provis ion is made for about 25 insane, in apart ments separate from the rest. From such a hasty inspection as the super visors could give the building, amid the din and dust and dirt of from GO to 100 busy w ork men, they were well satisfied with the man ner in w hich the contractors were doing their work, and although, on account of the fre quent rains during the past summer, there has been some unavoidable delay In the com pletion of the building, there is no doubt but it will be ready in abundant time for occu pation before winter Rets in. When completed, the building will be a credit te the county, which will then have the finest asylum of the kind in the state; and there is :be further gratifying considera tion, that though its cost may be some 00, 000, it will, after itscompletlon.be Ihe means of annually saving to the county not less than from $12,t0 to $ 16,000 in its pauper expenses. FEARFUL STORM ON THE GULF COAST, their doctrine by arms. To have tried fill U'...lniu,l " . 1. .. ll,n ' ,m. ...I TV.. - - f KtiiisuiiY ii. nisi wrinuiiuiini iiiv.- jiuui3iii.-u uavis ior treason therelore.ini most destructive storm on theTexas gulf coast have involved their own trial and purl Known in us History. Alearlulgale irouniie ment lor the same ci itne southwest had prevailed for two days, and by j The notion of the Jlpubli,-tui that the Ft Wednesday evening had so raised the water. 1 hahkh now deprecates anything lika ol the gu:i a to submerge lands usually nine .ministrations in lavor of Jeff Davis ..iv f.w.F utirv7 llw. Tl.ftL.,1.,1, .1 t. .1... .t ti i-; v.v. .Uw. mi. uiiii;i inn-, iiiu tuituhu in mjuii: ine ueiiiocrat ic pari resuu was, luniuii me towns along the coast, coupled with its' oilier notion that the del few ol uhi'vlt are more than from three to six .cratic party alone opposed the trial and l leet auovu uigu uue, were completely suu-1 ishment ol Davis for treuson tit the cloJ merged and the most fearlul Uistructbti of the rebellion, involves such a peculiar life and property were the consequence. lenlan jumble of' Incongruous ideas as to . At Galmton the scene is thus described : either c; iticism or comprehension, Hv Thursday noou Ihe gulf water covered I . the entire island, covering the highest eleva tion to a depth oftwo feet and a hill. This ridge embraced an area ot perhaps twelve biocks, THkSDAY'S CONVENTION. IV . . .1... ..,.11 ..I .!. . I cisuani in ink uuu hi iiju c JiiutV Cell extending from Mechanic street to Market, a 'committee, the delegates to the Indeoen .1 . . . . ...... n,...nH.. t ..I i 111. 1 i n .1 1 I . n.l I ' uismijcu ui 9itinics jnviiuuuiuiij , uuu from Center street to Hath avenue, about six squares longitudinally. Iu the entire reared' the cast and west ends of the city the water rose to a sufficient depth to float large wood en edifices, many of which were very valua ble. The residence portion of tho city was most affected. FromTreinont street, where this section begins, for r. distance of at least one Reform Convention assembled at 2 o'cll p. m. on Thursday at the Court House in awa, and proceeded to business as. follow The convention was called to order byl R. Mulligan, chairman of the county ceiil committee. On motion, John L. McCorml of Peru, was called to thn clmtr mill 41arM ine mile and a half west, every garden and jIk.lford Bnd M c D()nU0!?,10. ' nnnJ every lounuation is destroyed, jjomicuesi are scattered promiscuously in tlie center of.etl secretary and assistant secretary; ul the thoroughfares, many of them being jam- which the president briefly stated the obi med together, partner to the west, in the 0f the convention to be the nomination of neighborhood oi uieanuer rara, wnere u ere d d t f Treasurer and county : are muuy small farms and a number of stylish i J 'uuir. residences, the water reached a depth of from ; eyor. six to nine feet. A committee consisting of W. W. Gilnl On Sunday, arter the water had fully sub jN. Duncan and Dr. Finley was appointed! sided, tho scene is thus described : icredentials, who reported the following ill The streets in some parts of the city were 'gates as entitled to seats in' the convenl filled with sand, rubbish, fences, trees, cis- from their respective towns: terns and broken furniture, and amidst all j,rookfleld0. W.Armstrong. ed out or driven from their homes bv the! Hruce-Jno. C. Campbell, J. II. Finleyl flood, searching tor the remnants of S. Gates, S. Mucky. their household;goods, some searching eveni Dayton A. E. Reach. for their houses, which, in some instances, I .,. t 1 Tolin, r ,,,. !,,! Wn u-aehP.i Mocks au-v n.1 aomft 1m. I JXeI 1 " JO3. L. HUUC. ing found upon tho beach, half buried iuf Dimmick-J. W. Henessey, J. J. Corrl the sand. -These sufferers generally were of ton. the poorer classes, und will feel the loss keen- Eacle Clia3. Hoffman. i.. . . . i . r... i.... - .v, as tue luiurc proems urn .oiu ,,101.., ( p ni.hro-U. J. Hornier W M Ul vr llinni Scnri'li' n frpp rcmnina stnr.dinv in the city, and the shrubbery, in all except! Freedom C. A. Ferguson, Robtr the highest yards and gardens, was sweptjWooley away, as was also cveiything in the shape 01 vegetables, the gardens being filled with sand. A freak of the storm at Galveston city whs to Hope II. A. McCaleb, G. R. Helford. La Salle X. Duncan, J.W. Duncan, Hi cut a channel through in from the gulf to the Hetherington. bay, some 70 feet in width at the bay and double that at the gull, through wuicu lug gers found a sufficient depth of water to pass. 1 he storm extended the entire length of the coast, from Galveston east, and westward to Indianola, a distance of 200 miles. The cs timated loss of property in Galveston will reach over four millions. The harbor pre sented a sad spectacle, and one which could in nowise be realized without personal ob servation. Small crafts of every description were beached, while many were capsized byl the gale, and laid bottom up, others being buried in the sand, their masts above indicat- ing their location. . Hut the destruction of Indianola, 200 miles west of Galveston, was even more terrible,! upwards of DO" houses were swept away, and 1 about 200 persons perished by drowning.! Maulins G. II. Locy. .Mission uns. jiigies, ieis ieiaon. i juenuota . unman, u. a. iuishj M. A. MacKay, G. A. Killingberger. Northville Wm. Sly, Evan Lewis. Otter Creek S. Loyd. Ophir M. Curtis, Joseph Gardiner. Ottawa P. McGinnis, D. Hollecker, LJ land, W. R. Milligau. Osage W. E. Barret, W. II. Tower. Pera Juo. L. McCormick, II. M. G gher. Richland Wni. Lauf. Rutland S. E. Parr, J. R. Shaver. Serena Jas. Blake, Sam'l Mclntire. South Ottawa P. R. Brown, G. H. 11 Tho floods rose iu some places to tho depth ens. Troy Grove Q. Andrus, J. D. AbrahaJ Utica T. O. Sullivan, I. R Fredenburl Vermillion Geo. Fetzer. Wallace M. Conway, P. Douleny. Walthnm W. Shenn. On motion the temporary officers of nine feet, and all over the town the water was fully six feet in depth. The gale raged fuiiously during Thursday and Friday, nnd as the water supped the foundations of the weakest houses, the wind blew them down, burying the inmates in the ruins or drowning them. The steamer Harlan reached Indian- made permanent. ola for Galveston on Sunday morulug. and i On motion of Oilman, a committee of t found the wharves and every portion of the, was appointed to draft resolutions. The i town which had occupied the beach swept out mtttee were Judge Locy of La Salle, Jol of sight. The crew went ashore and found Campbell of Strcator, Thus. Henness, the situation to be one of utter desolation and Diinmick. destruction. Nearly every house was more; The committee iiaving retired to cor or less damaged. The streets were filied with iu the mean time speeches were in orde wrecked buildings in every direction, and Hon. Fawcett Plumb beiug called for, hundreds of families were without a particle in brief that he had not come to Ol Blll.lll.-1 . 1 I'llCI Ul lliv: 11 TIUJJ V-CUV7- SIL-1.'UU, IJUl BlUipiJ to UIU U1U lUlipiv;. voted to the rescue of the dead from a wild-i was not evon a delegate, but a spectator erness of debris, and in the confusion aed common w ith many others who had a li fearful misery widely prevalent, it was iin-J interest in the convention. His only ad possible to gather more than a meagre Intel-! if the convention would accept it, was to r ligence. linatothe very best men honest, tried A Monday's dispatch from Galveston says .true men, such as you have in large num of Indianola, "The loss ol lite .and the to fill your offices. . The broad ground w suffering are terrible. Dead bodies are strewn for 20 miles along the beach. Citizens here are organizing for relief and will send them food and clothing. Over 100 bodies had been found aud buried up to the time the steamer left. Telegraph Manager San born Is reported safe, but the offices and lines are gone for miles." Numerous other small towns along the coast for 200 miles shared the same fate with Galveston and Indianola, but being smaller, of course the damage is less. Among such are llarrisburg, Wallisville, Midway Landing, Bayiown, and Hog Island, all of which are reported as completely washed away. All the houses at Green's Bayou wen' under wa ter, and an immense loss in stock is reported. The same condition existed at Dr. Massie's place, where the bayou was 34 inches higher than at the time ot the great flood of 1854. At Lynchburg, nothing is left standing except Lemel's mill. The los4 of lifo s unknown, but the names of 6omc dozen persons are giv en that are known to be lost President Grant, in filling the ten cadet ships at West Point, whith he is biennially allowed to appoint, named but two nephews of liis own, one a Dent and the other named we -vimr-M. 1 lie country will be gneveu u learn oppose any luriher issue by tue government! luut m-itutr passed,the required examination Ul V.IIIIVUV.JT I11V.OUTI.I lllUi; BlUI fiVIU, VltV. world's recognized measure of value, and w e favor a speedy return to specie payments essential to the revival of the commerce, bus iness, and credit of the country, and to Ihe welfare of the tailoring masses. 4. We arraign the republican party for its extravagant expenditure and profligate waste of tho people's money; for its conuptlon; for lis inoculations; for its contempt of con stitutional obligations; for its extortionate lncreaso of sinecures and of salaries of oui public officers ; for its oppressive, uDjust, and The Waukesha Bethesda Spriug specula tion in Wisconsin has busted up, the failure amounting to $':0,0'O. One Eugene Hendry had leased the grounds nnd an $80,000 dollar hotel, nod one summer's attempt to run 'hem scooped him to the amount indicated. The water ot these Wisconsin springs is altogether too thin ever to stiffen up an enterprise of that sort. The Ottawa utpu'Mean hypocritically af fects surprise that the Free Tkapek should suggest that Jeff Davis was guilty of a capi tal crime, and that but for republican cow ardice he would have met the punishment he deserved. It was not a republican or aboli lion leader, but Stephen A. Douglas, who, we believe, was a democrat, that made the re mark that the Union would never be entirely safe until there were a few executions for treason you took last fall and which gave us si success, Is the cue you should re-adopt, wh er a forced specie resumption or a bond sumption is the better policy seems ei solved. There is not enough specie in country unon which to do its business. 1 can you return to specie payment with 000,000 of paper In the country, without ducing the volume of the circulating mcdti Let us stand by what we have, and 1: United States notes instead of National b notes, applause. Hon Dan. Evans, of La Salle, followed twenty minutes' speech, which was very delivered. It was the Campbell theory n rWrlv pxnhiined tnan we have ever hi j i--" : it before. After his effort, on motion, nomination of Treasurer was in order, an informal ballot was taken, resulting follow : L. N.Tower,3; N. Nelson, 3; S. W. mand. 34: W. R. Mulligan. 11; W. S. G i. V FinW r.. T n Shaver. 3: li i, .iv;, w, . - Hlake. 2. Mo fl.o formal tlftllot. MeSSrS. 2S'el u ui mi ai i w Hlake, Shaver aud Finley, having withdr as they had not been candidates, but been presented by their friends without s itation, the vote was, Raymond, 3C, Mulli, 19. and Gates, fl. On motion of W- K. MilMgan, the nonj tton of Mr. Raymond was madennaimoi Ou motion of Hon. G. W. Armstrong, J Gray, of La Salle, was nominated for Coi Surveyor by acclamation. The following resolutions were preset The republicans, at the close or the iu - - .T"' , " , 1 ' l..ik onmniittiin on that RUuiect. ami i rebellion, WJ bring Jeff Davis, Lce,ju Longstreet, or any or the rebel leaders to trial ,cU ' , . , 8 . , , ., , ,,. , i.J Whekkas. A frequent recurrence, to for treason, because before the rebellion broke ,nci ,,,, ,)f popuiar government, which out, the repuuncan leaders themselves nu(erHc our tree institutions, is alwavs Wisd been guilty ot the same treason. The doc- furnishing the basis for future political trine of secession had been openly aud un-jtion. We hold: 1st That all political y . . .- . . i. JnuhlirAn ier is ixuiereut iu the people that all citi blushingly maintained by all the rcPubIlcn ;arccqual before the law, and equal in the leaders of note for tea years at least betore l J jUVuic-nt of their political rights; that they was oponly espoused Vy Jeff Davis, Toombs, Entitled to the largest freedom couipat Yaucy and the rebel leaders generally. Lin- with the good order of society, and also to ,. .dhesion to and enjoyment, of the fruits of their coin himseir had proclaimed his aancswn to j d uWal aQj furlLcrmorc ,h.. t no c it in a speech in Congress as early a I 4 , j4 c,lt;.0j to absolute emoluments, privih: andGidding. Ben Wade, Phillips! Grceley,'r imwunilie from the government, ex: Andrew, Hale. &c, Ac, were avowed sces- such as are in consideration for public . . ' , P rpl-llion The faithfully rendered, slontsts for years before the reUll on. Ine nrffiire it ,4t. Tnat only difference between them and me souiu- . -. r cnrrenrv hm totorn tn era secessionists was, that the latter were the by lne republican party, and the further d first to evince sufficient courage to maintain l traction proposed by tt, with a Tiew to