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Ottawa, OUE CLUBBING. We are prepared to club the Fkkk Thadeb with the following publications, furnishing both at the prices named, postago prepalu The ofler i3 open to old subscribers or new at any post oflice in the country: FREaTnADEBandChieagoWeek Inter-Ocean, am Prairie Farmer eitherof Harper's Publica.A-J Scribncr " (iody's Lady's Book.. 4.40 " Live etocK rfourimi " PhrenologicnlJournal. . " " Science of Health " 8t. Nicholas " Pemorest's Monthly.... " LltteH's Living Age... 3. W 4.25 3.50 4.4(1 4. :i5 S.75 All euUcHpttensto he paid In advanc e. Remittance may he made through money ordei or registered letter. RUPUBLICAU NATIONAL ! CONVENTION. , HAYES NOMINATED OX THE 7TH BALLOT ! Dispatches last evening announced that the nomination, of the Republican National Convention at Cincinnati for President had fallei, not altogether unexpectedly, on Ruther ford B. Hayes, present Governor of Ohio, and that subsequently Congressman Wm. A. "Wheeler, of New York, had been nominated for Vice President. Hayes is little better than a third rate man, and the most to be said in his favor is that he has been too little in public life to have a record to be brought up against him, though it must at the same time be admitted that he has no record to be quoted in his favor. His nomination is certainly not one In view of which the Democratic party need be in the least discouraged. "Wheeler, the nominee lor Vice President, is allogether the bigger man of the two, and as constituted, the ticket is almost a ludicrous exaiaple of putting the cart before the horse The Sheridan Enterprite is out in a hun dred line leader in favor of Colonel Plumb as the Republican nominee for congress in this district. At 50 cent3 a line, now, that would pay better than any common business puff. Are there trout in Fox river ? The Aurora Xm states that a trout 11 inches long was caught at Batavit last week. ColoDtl Fort hag reconsidered his decision to be a candidate for re-election to congress. At the urgent request of a vast army of de spairing friends, he reluctantly consents to be again "sacrificed upon tbe altar," Ac, Ac. "A thorough and exhaustive test" of agri cultural machinery and implements is to take place at Purdue University, Lafayette Indiana, on the 37th Inst., under the auspices of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture. The Millington Enamel Works are to be rebuilt. Whether the recent fire was acci dent or fraud makes no difference. The lo cal stockholders have faith in the enterprise and are determined to put it through on their own hook. We applaud their pluck. "Brick" Pomerov was taken suddenly ill i one day last week, with hemorrhage of the lungs, losing a great quantity of blood. Upon returning to consciousness he remark ed to his attendants, "that it was quite do pressing for a newspaper man to lose his circulation." East St. Louis is built on a sheer bed of quicksand, and now that the river is encroach ing in that direction, real estate holders rind that their property is held by a decidedly frail tenure. Last week the Bellville House, a building valued at $0,000, was undermined and during a single night sank clean out of sight, furniture and all, the occupants narrow ly escaping with their lives. In the way of political hotchpotch the La Salle Independent is about as queer a speci men as one often encounters. Supporting the republican state and national tickets on out-and-out hard money platforms, It screams out "Greenbacks Forever!" and declares its undying devotion to the greenback system "originated by the Hon. Alexander Campbell, the venerable representative of this con gressional district." The Independent is no less devoted to political actiou in favor of temperancc.while it cliags to a party which is kept alive only by its constant toadying to what the Iiulependent delights to call "the beer guzzIiHg Duteh." The spurt against Tilden by the Tammany faction and canal ring in New York, which, by the purchase of the World, was supposed to have attained such strength as seriously to weaken Tilden in his own state, has, under the popular indignation and disgust the trans action excited, pretty much played out. Even the World has changed its tune and thinks Tilden would undoubtedly carry the state, and Msjor Wickham, the Tammany delegate to the St. Louia convention, is now said to have avowed himself for Tilden. Woheixu Dowk. The light between th big eastern trunk liaes of railroad over fares and Ireights is far from being at an end. On Saturday the New York Trunk line reduced fares from Chicago to Boston to $15, to Xew lor ?1 to Philadelphia $12.40. On Mon day the Michigan Southern sold tickets to Boston at $13, New York $14, Philadelphia f 12. Inesc are so much lower than the cen tennial rates fixed at the Louisville conclave, that of course the sale of the latter has stop ped, and the Louisville compact being brok en, the fight from now forward promises to be all the more bitter. Already it Is said the Baltimore and Ohio road has determined to sell centennial round tickets, good for sixty dvs, at $21, in which case doubtless other reads will again cut nedcr. FALSE TEACHERS The intelligent farmers of Illinois must be gitied with amazing forbearance, else they would long ago have risen up and indignant ly repudiated a score or so of pestilent moun tebanks who are vexing the air by spouting financial idiocy in their name. Among oth ers the Bloomington Appeal assumes to be an especial mouth-piece of the farmers, and in their name utters preternatural nonsense like the following: ' To the farmers who have trust deeds and sale mortgages upon their farms, we wish to ask this question. How are you going to pay them off and save your farms from sell ing without equity of redemption remaining in vou ? there Is a cause for these extremely hard times, and especially for the scarcity of mon ey among the people, that can bo removed, and at the same time a remedy provided that will enable a large proportion ot the farmers to save their farms and property and it lies with the debtor class of the country to say whether thev will remove the causes .or the stringency in money matters aid at the same time provide aremeuy lor me cxuuug cthb. At this time the administration is aesiroy- . m 1 .i 1- 1. . - V nif millions or uounrs every -ween, vtunu forces up the rates of interest and the value of farm products down to starvation prices. The debtor class ol the nation must reverse these things and increase the amount of mon ey in circulation and by that means force up the price oi iaeir prouueus. The Appeal Is an advocate of the Kelly. Campbell bottomless shinplaster currency scheme, and by "increasing the amount of money in circulation'' means, therefore, a plentiful issue of irredeemable paper under that scheme so plentiful that the farmers who have "trust deeds and sale mortgages upon their farms" can get relief by paying theni off with "cheap" money money worth 40 or 50 cents on the dollar. This is the plan by which the "debtor class" are to be reliev. ed and the business of the country revived, the rate of interest lowered, &c. lias it ever occured to this wiseacre that when the papor money of a country has once sunk below par, no additional Issue of cur rency can increase the value or purchasing power of the sura total! Thus we have in this country now about $750,000,000 of paper money, worth, in gold, about $005,000,000. Add $750,000,000 to this, and it would In evitably depreciate so that the 6um total would be worth Just the same $005,000,000. This is a law of finance that the experience of the world has shown to be as inevitable and immutable as the law ot attraction But on the other hand, let us see what would be the effect of a return to specie payment. By the very act 12'$ per cent would be added to the present value of our currency, or, in round figures, about $90,000,. 000. This would be a real gain an actual accession of wealth, the same as if, by the motion of a necromancer' wand, that sum was new-created and distributed among our people. Could not the "debtor class," who are cenerally not poor people, hut have about as much owing to them as they owe, well afford to pay their debts at par when such an addition has been made to the gen oral wealth of the country, In which they shared alike with all others? But it Is hard to argue against this delu sion that the business of the country can be revived by an increase of paper money, when no mind but one that is affected with a spe cies of insanity can take it in. . The country has notoriously already more paper money than it needs or it would not be below par. Interest is lower than it has been at any pre vious period in our history, and the banks are full of money begging for customers to borrow and use it. An additional issue eould only swell the already over-swollen plethora of the banks. j Has the Agpeal ever given a thought to the history of the monetary crises or panics in this country? Once in about every twenty years they have returned with the regularity of the seasons. We had one in 1819, follow ed by the Inevitable attendant, stagnation in business. How long did that stagnation last ? It lasted until 1S23. Then business began to revive throughout the country and a period of great prosperity followed. Then came the panic and suspension of 1S37 and the great stagnation in business that followed. How long did that last before business revived and the country began to be prosperous again! Five years. Then came 1857, at an interval of twenty years, and business had not revived when the war broke out and changed the whole face of aflairs. And now comes Hie stagnation of 1573, and has not the Appeal sense enough to 6ce that nothing but time, economy, honesty and retrenchment will li quidate indebtedness and accumulate a sur plus which w ill set business in motion again and make the country prosperous once more. It is not more money, therefore, that the country now wants, but prudence, and above all, patience. With these we can look as confidently for a return of prosperity within a year or two, especially if matters are severely let aloae by the currency tinkers, as we look for the return ot seed time and harvest. No addition to or diminuation of the paper circulation can materially affect this result. Every country always has a sufficiency of money If it will depend for Its supply upon the natural laws of trade. No government agency, and no agency ap pointed by government, is needed to pro vide an adequate supply of money, or a di lute and unstable substitute for money, any more than a government agcBcy is required to provide an adequate supply of wheat, or leather, or newspapers. Any Intervention of government to provide an artificial supply is sure to work mischief even more sure than is government intervention artificially to in cn-uac the supply of corn and bacon. The revulsion that has followed the high speculative fe-ver in Germany after the close of the Franco-Prussian war acts very much id that country as it does here. Says a Her lin dispatch : The German Imncrial Bank ia Berlin on the ISth of May, on account of the abundance of money, for the first time since itsexiMenct reduced ita rata or interest from 4 to 8 per centum. The Bank or Prussia cannot reduce its rate below than 4 per centum on account or a statutory restriction, but private contracts ire reuuy made, ouUiJe of these moneyed iDsuiaiions, at i;j per centum. Oll'AWA FREE TRADER: SATIJBDAE, JUNE 1Q, 187. BEPTJ3LICAW NATIONAL CONVENTION. ' The great republican quadrennial national puwow for the nomination of presidential candidates has been in session at Cincinnati since Wednesday. Mcl'hersoB, former clerk of the house from Pennsylvania, is President. Some 704 delegates are in attendance, being full representations from all the stutcs and territories to say nothing of about twice as many blowers and strikers from most of the states, and thousands from Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, &c. The business done on Wednesday consisted entirely of the appointment of committees and other preliminary steps to a permanent rt ... organization. On mursuay me ursi uu.- uess was to dlsposo of the report ot tue com- mitteo on creueuwuis, mc wmj ""t"1 - gallon being from Alabama one headed by Spencer beiug for Blaine and tue other op posed to him. Blaine won his first victory bv securing tho admission of this delegation. Au hour was given to Mrs. Sarah J. Spencer to make a dreamy speech in favor of wo- men's riuhts. Then rules were adopted ; and then the platform. This consists of 17 planks, the only notable ones of which are, first, that while declaring in favor ot an ear ly resumption cf specie payment, it dodges the Sherman resumption bill; and 2dly, it declares in favor of prohibiting lurther thi nese immigration. Both resolutions were earnestly opposed but the opposition was borne down. Then came the naming of candidates, it v Thnmntnn. of Indiana, was tue urti i" ll . .4 pet the floor and put in nomination Hon. O. " i ,. tSntitnc1 ormoMi in r Morton. iniuuuK a wiuu ,vvi'u ... i i i . t:i. his favor. Pinchback seconueu u in a nv 10 minutes' speech. Gen. Harlan, ot hy., nominated and made his little speech for itri.tnw. Stephen W. Kellogg, of Conn nominated and dittoed for Hon. Marshall Jewell; Bob. Ingersou nominaieu mamc, Stewart Woodford of N. 1 .nominated uoscoe Conkling; Ben Wade nominated Gov. Hayes, of Ohio; and Linn mriuoioincw uoiuiuaieu r.nv Ilartranft, each as he named his man r .,,rn making nis little speech. But of Ui 14 WW O all tbe speeches made that of Bob Ingersou in favor of Blame is admitted to nave occn the best. Ia the evening, a Timet correspon- .lent savs. "at all tue noieis iuiu uu iuc ouw. Ingersoll was the uppermost topic. u m.l what show-people call the 'hit of the ,,n.' and was above all others the hero of the conveatlon. It is not likely any other man could have awakened bo tremendous an outburst of enthusiasm." After the presentation of the candidates the convention adjourned to 10 o'clock next day. Friday morning, all being ready, the vari ous nags formally entered the evening before were turned loose to make their run over the course. The first oallot resulted as follows; Blaine 2S5. Marton 114, Bristow 113, LonK ling M), Hartrauft 53, Hays 61, Jewell 11, Wheeler 3. Whole vote 744 ; necessary ta a chwice 373. n.,iu,i Blaine 200. Moiton 114, Conkline W. Ilartranft Co, Hays 64 .Wheeler 3 Third DMvt Blaine 213, Morton 113, Bris tow 121. Conkling to, Ilartranft 61, Hayes 6 Fourth BaVwt -Blaine 292, Morton 10S, Bristow 12o Conkling 84, Ilartranft 71, Hayes 03. Fifth Blaine 2sfl, Morton 95, Bristow 114, ('onkllnff tf2. Hartranft 69, Hayes 104, j , Wheeler 2. Washbnrne 3. ,sfAllaine310, Morton St, Bristow 107, IJavesllO, Conkling 81, Ilartranft 50. 7th Blalee 331, Bristow 21, Hayes 3t4, nominating Hayes. Subsequently W. B. Wheeler, ot Now York was nominated for vice president, which ii all last evening's dispatches at Ottawa vouchsafed to bring us. KEEK S VINDICATION. The congressional committee which inves tigatcd the Harney charge against Speaker Kerr of having taken $4 )0 of him for ap pointing the man Green to a lieutenancy in the nrray, made a unanimous report to the house last Saturday fully exonerating the Speaker from tho charge and declaring it "unqualifiedly false." The two republicans on tho committee united in signing the re port, an i it was further emphasised by being unanimously adopted by the house. The Ottawa Republican, which evei since the Harney charge had been made insisted that there was no question of Kerr's guilt, now rolls up its pious eyes and exclaims, "Sue there now. Republicans dor: t hesitate to pronounce a man innocent when there is no proof of his guilt, and yet these bloody demo crats refuse to pronounce Blaino innocent and pure, though there Is no more positive proof against him than there was against Kerr." Is that so? Blaine was accused not only of taking $04,- 000 of the Union Pacific K. 1L Co. under the pretext of selling tho company a lot of worth less Arkansas It. K. bonds; but also of using his position as a representative in congress and speaker of the house to assist in his speculations in Northern Pacific R R bonds and land grants, in rifle company stock, Ac. Tom Scott partly relieved him of tho first charge by the self contradictory and utterly improbable story of having got the $64,000 of the U. P. Railroad company himself. Then comes Mulligan with a pocket full of letters to prove Scott'a story false and also to prove Blaine's speculations in Jay Cooke's land and bond steal. To tnis Blaine's defense-, as it now stands, is about this, accord ing to the SpringrlrM Republican, au inde pendent republican paper: "Mulligan is a man of intense prejudices; every man is en titled to help himself to his ow n letters when ever he can find them; Jeff Davis ought to We hung on a sour apple tree; and Tarbox used an advance copy of Blaine's currency speech to make a prompt reply." And to this the party shont "Selah!" and declare Blaine vindicated. To call this, however, a vindication, ronnd, full and complete as that so cheerfully accorded to Mr. Kerr, would.be, to say the least of it, a gross abuse of lan- IPiage. The widow of President Lincoln, wno a year ago was pronounced ol unsound mind and her property put in the ban Js of a con- servator, was on Thursday declared by J udge Wallace, of the Cook County 1'robate court,. to w fully rcstorcuioBouiiuijcsa iuiuu, her property placed again in her own charge. BLAINE'S SUNSTROKE. Blaine kept Washington in a state of more or less excitement all last week by the desperate fight ho was conducting against his Investigators ill Congress, but ue excite ment about Blaine never rose higher than it . 1 . t ,.1 did on Sunday, when it was noiscu buio.iu that he had been sunstruck and was uyiug. Although not quite as bad as at first reported, it was nevertheless true that IHame whs sun- struck and lying apparently in a critical con dition. The way of it was that on Sunday morning, a short time before 11 o'clock, Mr. Blaine, accompanied by Mrs. liiauie anu Gail Hamilton, his wile's sister, lelt his resi dence in Washington aud slowly walked to the congregational church, about five blocks off. The heat at the time was intense, the thermometer at 97 in the shade, and the heat intensified by reflection from the walls ol i.!i.t;..u- nn,i Dn.ui.huviilU- M r. ljluliiC paused several times and complained of the heat, but UUIIUIUkuum V"v v v. ' at length reached the church, still complain log of severe pain in the head and dizziness. Entering the vestibule he was so overcome with suddeu illness that he came near falling, but this was prevented aud he was assisted to a seat on tho steps, when he exclaimed, "Oh, this pain!' A conveyance having been procured, Mrs. Blaine returned with, mm home, he then being unconscious. A bed was brought into the front parlor, but his consciousness suddenly returning, he said "On the floor not on the bed," and again relapsed into unconsciousness. Of course the best medical attendance was instantly at hand, but Blaine remained wholly uncon cious for five or six hours, then reviving he was able to recognize persons about him, and some hours afterwards to converse. Monday his condition was so much better as to satis fy his physicians that he was out of danger, and since then his recovery has been so rap Id that there Is little doubt but, in a few weeks, he w ill be as well as ever. The political pundits of Yorkville, II!., are happy in the acquisition cf a new fact. Dur inc a recent tremendous debate in that vil lage on the great financial problem, the ques- tion arose how often during its existence has the bank of England suspended! To settle the question "finally and forever" it was de cided to have the Hank answer for herself. So M. E. Cornell, of the Kendall County Bank, wrote to the Bank of England direct and got the following reply: Bank of England, 23d May, 1S70 M. E. Corsf-ll, Esq., Kendall County Bank. Yorkville, L. S, .r;r 1 hoc to neknowledee the receipt of your letter of the loth inst, and, in answer to wholly till 1st May 1321, since which timet !TiS?.n, I M4v. Chief Cashier. What surprises the sages of Yorkville more than the answer itself is, that "the Bank ot England does not put on half tbe style that onr little country banks do here. Tho letter is written on a full sheet of plain, unruled letter paper, on which is printed in the left hand upper corner, in plain type "All let ters to be addressed to 'The Chief Cashier;' on the other corner in modest scribe text is "Bank of England E. C," with a date line. No envelope is used; the letter was folded like we used to in years gone by, sealed with red wax and stamped with the bank seal. Everything plain and neat." O. S. Eldredne. Esi.. visited Washington city recently, "looked in" upon Congress, in spected the Capitol and other government buildings, and had the good fortune of an in terview with U. S. Grant. Otlava Republican By tho way while tho republicans in this congressional district are so desperately hard up for decent timber to make a congressman of, that even to mention such small fry as General Hayes, O. A. Marshall, Dr. Corbus and Wm. Cullen in that connection don't ex cite a horse laugh, why is it that the name of Judge Eldredge has never been mentioned ? He is, by any honest estimate, by at least 92 per cent, the intellectual superior of any oth er that has been named except Charley Blan char. Then his republicanism is unques tioned, his character or the highest order, personal purity and integrity unimpeacha ble, and all that sort of thing. Don't he belong to the right ring? The Celestials that have left their native land to soek their fortune on the Pacific sjope are meeting with divers prosecutions, but principally trom laboring classes, ineiaci timt thVw will work for less wanes than any other class ot laborers is the chief cause for the prejudice that is assuming serious pro portions, anu ann-cooiio ciuus aie utiug formed for their "suppression." In some in stances Chinamen are attacked and beaten to prevent them from working, and the destruc- your enquiry, to iniorm you, mat uuuer " jeot t0 w silver to substitute tor the postal actofCouncilof the 2Giu of February, 1.97,1 these measures simply mean the Bank suspended specie payments on , currency , oui misi. i j the following day; they were partially re- that the government is to exchange green- enmet on tin? '-'J September. lSli. but not hrWa fnr silver and then Pay out the sir tion of Chinatown, near Carson City, Nev., is! s-10n) nc WIn have 3ome sort of claim to be imminent. There is great excitement in that !regar(iej as jn Kerr's position, though the vicinity .-Exchange. L.i,.nr would still be relieved of the in- Inn as a proposition in political economy, to be demonstrate how California is to be impover ished by an abundance of cheap labor; but a heavy Mongolian population is doubtless to dreaded in that quarter on other and weight ier grounds than are involved In the mere la. bor Question. The Harper and Pekin whisky trials at Springfield, which It was predicted would brine out such damaging evidence against Cullom and the rest ot the Springfield politl cians have been postponed until January, and thus the ring is safe until after Novem ber. The lame reason given for the postpone ment is, that the appropriation for the court expenses is so nearly exhausted that the mon ey wouldn't hold out to the end of the trial. "The inventor of this dodge," remarks a cor respondent, "is entitled to the gratitude of the republican rarty of Illinois,' for the shallow ness ot the trick n shown by the fact that the court is proceeding regularly with other trials, the same as if there wi pltnty of money to pay the running expenses of the Court, as tnere doubtless is. POLITICAL PEN POINTS. An independent, intelligent writer from Washington, whom the Springfield republi can vouches for as neither a congressmen nor an officeholder, observes : "I am not anxious to exchange the stupid and stumbling per sonul government of Grant, bad as it is, for the adroit, showy and villainous personalism of Blaine. I would as lief see Ben Hill in the white house on the whole, I would pre. fer him, for I guess he is honest. I sleep better o' nights since I have been sure that Blaine can never be president." Having duveloped the necessary degree of rottenness, it is singular that Oith, of Indi. ana, was not a prominent presidential candi date at Cincinnati. Say what you may about Blaine, not many Washington politicians are liable to be taken sick at a church door. Ch. Txme. Mr. Blaine was stricken down at the door of a church. Yet religious papers will keep right on encouraging the dangerous practice ot going to church. lb. The New York World says: Blaine is likely to be of some u-e to the couutry ytt. He will kill the first hand-organ man who plays "Mulligan's Guards" iii his hearing. Republican hard-money organs in the west show siL'tis of weakening. The Chicago Tri bune and the Cincinnati (Uizettc both declare the resumption act empty aud inoperative, and call for its repeal. Won't there be joy among the republicans at Cincinnati when they hear that iiarper, Smith and the whole gang ot whisky thieves are to escape ? State Register. This Hudibrastic couplet is from the New York World' funny man: "He who writes and mails a note may live to be investicated. But it would seem he might just as well have said: "He who deals in Little Bock is grumpled by tho jabberwock." St Louis Republican. CONGBESS. It was impossible to hold a quorum togeth er In congress during the present week, aud the house spent the time mainly in making set speeches about the distribution of the Geneva award, currency &c. A joint resolution was passed on Monday advising the President to negotiate a modifi cation of the treaty with China that will put a stop to the immigration of Mongolian hordes to this continent. Now that silver is r.orth no more than greenbacks, the house on Saturday pasted tho Frost-Payne bill providing for the issue of $10,000,000 in redemption ot an equal a. mount of legaltenders, and the Uandall Dill providing for tho issue of $20,000,000 in silver coins ia addition to the amount now author, lzed by law. This of course involves no such absurdity as that of the resumption act, under which 5 per cent, bonds were to be is 8Ued and the government therefore went into rer for Greenbacks. Thus fir there have ! been less than five millions of silver paid out. There Is no doubt that with an addition of $30,000,000 uioie, silver change will soon be plenty enough THE FOURTH IN PHILADELPHIA. The programme for the celebration of the 4th in Philadelphia has been arranged and i3 published as follows: At sunrise there will be chimes nnd bells, and a salute of 108 guns. The ceremonies in Independence Hall will begin with a selec tion of National airs by the band, after which there will be a reception by President Grant and an introduction by Gov. iiartranit, wucn the onrrinal Declaration of Independence will be presented to the President by the Mayor. An adjournment will be then taken to Independence Square to take part in such ceremonies as the city authorities may decide upon. Thence, a procession will be formed, tho prominent men in the carriages, by way of Walnut street, under military escort, to Fairmount Park. The order ot internation al ceremonies will be as follows: Salute of trumpets and salvos of thirteen can nons. Invocation by Bishop Stevens. Anthem tv the orchestra and chorus. Declaration of" Independence read by Kit-hard Hunry Lee, of Virginia, (irand Chorus. Oration hy the Hon. William M. Evarts, of New York. Airs of ail nations by the orchestra. Poem by Bayard Taylor, of Pennsylvania. Congratulatory messages from different States and Nations of tho world. Poems of peace by orchestra and chorus. Benediction. Salvo of tklrty-eight guns. It is further to be added, as nil important ingredient in Kerr's case, which does not ap pear in Blaine's," that the accusation against Kerr wast he result of a conspiracy. Harney substantially admitted in his second cross examination that he was prevailed upon by the friends of Blaine to make the charge sim ply to show the facility with which an inno cent man could be attacked and criminal in tents imputed to him of which he might be entirely unconscious. When Blaine can get Harrison or Mulligau to make a like conies- famy which characterized It in Kerr's case, of having been concocted against a man in such a physical condition that the false accu sation involved little short of murder. And now that he is a candidate the war opens on Shelby M. Cullom. The Yorkville Xetrt says : In 1873 the farmers of Illinois arose en m,Zc to protest against the crushing abuses of the railroads and other monopolists. A convention of leading fanners me Spring field during the session of the 23th Gencal lascmblr to protest against, those abuses. Thev in'T In the House of Representatives S. M Cullom, tue Republican candidate for thpn beine speaker of the House. Mr Cullom openly sneered at that gathering of the yeomanry of the State, called them "rattle " and said that 'he hall "smelled like a barn yaM a wees ar.er wc cuuitmiuu m.. If Mr. Cullom or his friends deny this we will bring responsible witnesses to prove that thev heard him say it. And It is just like hira. lle'is president of a National bank, is a law yer a college eraduate, we believe, a member ort'he Springfield ring, a high toned salary C-abber and not one of the common herd. It is safe to presume that the farmers wil. all vote to make tim Governor. Washington Letter. Washington, I). C, June 17, 1870. You will, perhaps, have heard some ru mors of anticipated discord at St. Louis. Not that anybody has declared his intention to bolt the Convention, or o refuse support to tlns or that candidate; lor no Democrat has l.me that to my know ledge. Still, In spite of the apparent harmony, the assertion has come from various Republican sources that there will be trouble at St. Louis. We fcnow what it means now. The Republicans intend to get up the row themselves, or at least by proxy. Judce Edmunds, the Secretary f the Republican Congressional Committee, ha been recently trying to make arrangements with persons here calling themselves Demo crats, for a demonstration at St. Louis against the action of the convention, w hatever it may be. Such a demonstration, it will be remem bered, was made at Baltimore in 1872. Judge . Edmunds has openly boasted since, that he organized that movement, and paid its ex peuses out of the Republican Campaign fund. The attempt to repeat the farce cannot suc ceed, but it is really interesting to find the Republican managers so anxious to disturb the harmony of the Democratic party. They evidently fear the nomination ot Tilden, knowing as they do that he could not be de feated. Republicans admit here, priyately, that Tiklcn will carry New York against any man they can nominate, nnd some of them think he uiiuht carry Massachusetts. The Democratic members of Congress from Mas. sachusetts are certain that he would carry that State. Only three Democrats are prominently mentioned in Washington in connection with the Vice Presidency William S. llolraan, of Indiana, Gilbert C. Walker, of Virginia, and Thomas Swann, ot Maryland. Mr. Holroan has requested his frieds to abstain from using his name at St. Louis. I Ie says that the course he has conscientiously pursued in Congress has been of such a character as to debar him from the hearty support of the South, and that the ticket would be weakened by put ting his name upon it. Mr. Walker is per sonally unobjectionable; but the South are determined that no man from a State which left the Union and joined the Confederacy shall be placed on the St. Louis ticket, so that Walker is out of the question. Governor Swann's chances for thehigh office are, there fore, more than fair ; and his friends are num erous, strong and hopeful. Gov. Swann's fit ness for the position is unquestioned. He is eminently conservative in thought and feel ing, a man of great administrative ability and. of marked individuality. I recently sat at a dinner table with a spec ial agent of the Post Oflice Department who had just returned from a tour of the South. His headquarters had been at Jackson, Mis sissippi, and, for the edification of those with in hearing, he gave an account of his trip. He Invariably spoke of the Southern people as "rebels;" told how Impatient they were of carpet bag rule; and finally closed by saying that his life had been threatened, and that he doubted if he would return. "Why said he, "the rebel women ol Jackson complain because their mails arc handed to them by a colored man employed in tho post office! Several complained to mo about thejmatter, and, do you know what I told them? I told them very plainly if I ever heard any more com plaints of that kind I would close up their dam iied post oflice. I told them the Government wouldn't stand any nonsense, that they had been masters and mistresses long enough, and that It was time the colored men had a hand in their affairs. While in Jackson, I received several threatening letters, and fin ally concluded to leave temporarily. But I am going back to teach the damned rebels to respect me." This he said, and much more ol a similar character, which disgusted even his Republican auditors, and convinced them of his utter unfitness to represent the Govern ment in the South. It is this class of North ern men who are sent into the South is agent of Grant's administration, and it is just such people that delay the return of good feeling,, and disgrace the Government they repre scnt. Harrington, the safe burglar, has not yet made his appenrauce, aud there is no doubt that he has fled the country. It is said by some of his friends, however, that he will be on hand when the case of Babcock is called,, and that he will be ready to tell the whole story ot the conspiracy-that he will show that he, Harrington, has been made the scape goat of the Ring long enough, and has borne more than his share of opprobrium. The school amendment to the Eederal Con stitution, offered by Mr. Blaine early in. the session, to take the wind out of Grant's mes saseon the same subject, will not be acted upon at the present session. It was well un derstood to bo a mere clap-trap political dodge, and has been treated accordingly. It was a bid for anti-Catholic support in the ap proaching Presidential campaign. There are Increasing indications that the dead lock between the House and the Senate will not be of long duration after all. The S-.-nate exhibits a disposition to concur in many of the reductions, and It is quite possi--Dle the nouse will meet that body hali-way,. in order that some agreement may be reach ed. CoRRtcTiox.-The name of J. W. Browne of Earlville, was accidentally omitted in the list of delegates to Springfield appointed by the Democratic Mass Meeting as published in our last. The names were handed by the committee to the Secretary and by him cop ied on his minutes. Next morning, in pre paring the minutes for the paper, we discov- ered that a name was wanting ami u... the court house to fiad the saiJ slip, but it h,,l disappeared. We arc exceedingly glad to be able to supplv the omission through others who were present and whose memory on the subject is distinct and absolutely reli able. Mr. Fred Terry Towers, late cf the New port, Rhode Island, D"!t " the managing editor of Storey's new paper, . the Chicago Erening Telegrr.'t.h.