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Ottawa, IU..Saturday, March 31 1877. oaa CLVBBIHO. We are prepared to club the Free Tiuder wMi the following publications, furnishing both at tne prices named, postage prepaid, beefier is open to old subscribers or new any post office in tne country: ewe. w?u'gsrukiia Intcr-Ocean, a. 15 Prairie Farmer u eitherof Harper's Publico., " Scrlbner ?V. (Jody's Lady a Book... - ." Live Stock Journal... Phrenological Journal " St. Nicholas Pcmorest's Monthly.. " Littcll's Living Arc... iwntcrn Rural 4.40 5.K5 4.25 4.25 4.: 8.75 :;.4o " Moore's P.ural New Yorker, 4.00 Ml subscriptions to be paid in advance. Remittances may be made throuRb money or der registered letter. President Hayes illustrates bis civil service reform by appointing W. W. Holden post master at Raleigh, N. C, a man who was ira pencbed as governor ot that slate lor dealing public money, degraded from ofllce and made ineligible to any office in future. Fred J. Gross, an employee in the currier department of the Chicago post oilice, has been caught stealing money letters, lie was wrested, but escaped from the marshal and Las not since been seen. Hon. K. IS. Washburne, U. S. Minister to France, on the 22d inst. addressed a note to President Hayes asking to be recalled, 'i'bc President directd Lvarts to reply, acceding to the request, to take effect as soon as his suc cessor can bo found. Washburne vrtints Ogleiby's place in the U. S. Senate two years Lencc, and thinks he can manage the affair best ty being on the ground. The New Orleans special to the Chicago Inter Ocean declares that Gov. Pack aid "car ried the state ot Louisiana for Hayes with his own private fortune." Little facts like these help to make clear what other w;sestcms in explicable ia Hayes's cocrse towards Louisi ana. Hayes depends more lor southern support on the Teias Pacific Itailroai job than on' Lis treatment of Ilattpttra and Packard. In this con nf.-tloti it is en Interesting tact that Urowu, of Tennessee, who has been selected us a member of Hayes's trading commiwioa to Lnuinana, is a Vice-President of the Texas Pacific liailroad. .act. Chandler is disgusted with Hayes, and beingtold tint all his f Chandler's' friends would bo cleaned -out ot thc interior Opart uient, l2said to acorrespondent of the Spring Held Lfimhliaxi, " hy tb-j d fool wouldn't avo been President at all but for ie; it was I that gave him the votes of South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana.." And we guess Zich. spoke the truth Hoary "Ward Keccher returned from his western lecturing tour to Brooklyn on Pri slay of last week, (jc'.te a number of his congregation went over into Jersey as far as , Brncswick to meet hiir, and fosnd him doz ing on the tram. lie was waked up by Brother Shsarman, an after heartily greeting his friends teli them he had delivered forty fix lectures and three sermons during tbs eight week 'lie was f 13,090. one and Lad realized Another nf those destructive darn casual ties, of whioL Massachusetts acd Connecticut Lave been fo JrultfuLfor the past few years, occurred at fitafforJville, Coot., on Tuesday. A new reservoir, at Duo head waters of vhe Willimatlc river, lKIed for the first time, broke throfjh its bruks, caesing a fearful rlood, end carrying aay d.vnr. and generally 'iosnlatir.g t.'.l the ountry bolow it. Mills, Lurcher,, dwelliiigg,&.:., vi swept away, to an etter.t ts to ewtf'.l the damages to ha,'." a Million .r cellars. Simon Cameron acquired Us title of toe Winnebago Chief forty years ago, when he was appointed by Vac Buren t settle and td just the claims of tbe AVinmbago Indians against the 1. Be adjusted the claims on u lilteral scate, stole the cola which the overnment cewt Llm Vj pay them with, asd pud the Indians iu the notes f the M iddle town Bank. Lfengv'ohr.'a Chiccgo Pem-H-m' and other paper raihod uch a racket about the iod!e that C'ameros was removed from oC.ce. No igU whatever Las yet btcn thrown upon tLe strange diapeu3ce ex-Mayor Hall, of New Vork City. Every haunt in New l ock k.c wa knowc to vitU has been refully inarched, and evwjr fcleatuer or ves-t-U that left about the time A bis lisnppear fctce is immediately Uoardet a Kt arrival ut, but Ibut far the myMery remaWw as pro found as vr. The idea f hi having com mitted suicide is generally rejected, and the better opinion is that, duw Hiat Twivd lias kgrcei to coutou,, and Swoeny hsi come back w be tried, JJall iias fled to avoid the revela tions thtt will be made by Tweed and the Sweeny trial, impUcating him in the f real "Tweed and Sweenf pecuiatlous while Hall was Mayor. '.Sew HAvrsntni:. At the late election in Ne:v Hatnpiklre the people voted on the adoption of several auvaoments totl.ektute :oasUtution, aai; wbieii was one to Ktrike -out the word "I'rofestant," to that 1 toman Catholics as' Well si Protectants could ho'.o oClce. The stute, wilch gave nearly 800) f; publlcia najority, ly substwitially a partj rote, decided againu the M-endmpntl A) the same time another iicd amendment was adopted, removing ccrtaia otLer r lig ous tests, si that Jews, Pagans, dels's and alhcIsU can now boll ofllce la New llamp-a-lrc, all, ia short, except Chriitians calling tbexselvei Catholics! And yet the people of New Hampshire claim to be civilized and to Jive ia the 19th century.. OXTA LIFE IMflEAJTCB. - Along with the' overwhelming tide of de moralization and corruption in all depart, mcnts of the government and faithlessness to public trusts that set In at the close of the civil war, a like demoralization and faith lessness to fiduciary trusts manifests itselt in all Institutional and business relations. As in the collection and disbursement of public money, it got to be the rule that nearly every man w ho took office from the govement was "on the make" or steal, so banks and other corporations bad to devise new plans to watch their collectors, book-keepers and cashiers,! and even private business men and firms were put to their wit's end to devise guards against being robbed by their employees. But In no quarter did this widespread ile moralization and all-pervading leaven of dis honesty rage with snore reckless impunity than in the department of lite insurance. The field ia one particularly adapted to the wiles and practices of the professional swindler. Appealing to one of the noblest instincts of human nature the love of man Tor those de pendent upon him and anxiety for their well fare after his death the life insurance agent assails him at his weakest point. Having, in his glib, sanctimonious way duly impressed the man with his duty towards those he holds most near and dear, the agent proceeds to ex hibit bis curious calculations and mysterious tables, by which he demonstrates that by the payment of say $30 a year for the first few years, ana then gradually diminishing until in about 20 years the payments entirely cease, the man at his death will have laid up lor his wife and children the snug littlesum of three or four thousand dollars in ready cash. It really looks to the man a9 though he ought to go into this thing. Fifty dollars a year, gradually diminishing to nothing with in twenty years, and fcXXJO at the outcome for his family; or "you may die any day, you know," and still the $1300 J n re secure noth ing cun be more fair or liberal, certainly. So betakes out a policy, beginning by paying down f 10, with the usual fee to the agent. Next year he is called upon lorSsio the extra f j being tor "interest on your premium notes, you kno." Next year it is $.")!; and so it may run up in a few years to $uo. Then, however, the Joyous announcement is made that the premium notes are paid, and hence forth the payments will rapidly diminish. Well, they do diminish cts. to $1 a year until at the end of the promised twenty years they are down to $30, where they started. This is substantially the history of a ense under our own close observation, where the company was the Connecticut Mutual Life. Probably the way that institution was manag ed 2 ) years ago the agent and his curious ta bles wcreentirely honest In the insurance that though the payments for the first few year might be s30 or more, in half a dozen of years they would begin to dimish and before twen ty years would entirely cease. But since then the era of univtrsal demor alization has come, and the business of life insurance has become abundantly impregnate jed with its poisoning influence. Instead of doing business in a modest two story building (a Hartford, a gorgeous granite palace bad to be erected; and not only in Hartford, but also for its branch o(Hce9 in New York, Cin cinnati, Chicago and elsewhere, splendid palaces became necessary. Knormous salaries came In as another species of thievery. The recent investigation intsthc Kqultablo Life at Albany gives the exact history of all. Tlte President ot that gorgeous coucero, Mr. H. B. Hyde, began his worl: in 1339 on a salary ot 11,600. In 1803 he ot f 3,000; in 18C4, with his perquisites, bo skinned the public out ot $'21,190; and thereafter it annually in creased until in 174 it reached the glorious aggregate of $m ,300, which was maintained until 1373, when the company, owing him at that time nearly $C4,X3, changed bis iicoine to the small and beggarly pittance of $:J7,000 per annum. The same company fays at its principal of. ficu ih New Voik the following additional salaries: Vice President 22,000 Actuary 20,000 Secretary 1(1,3(10 Assistant Actuary 7,500 Assistant Secretary .",00 Auditor 3,(0 Cashier 3,000 Supt. Bond and Mortgage Departm't. . 4,500 Seventeen book-keepcra 41,000 Twenty-five clerks 32,000 Attorney 2i,0i0 Medical examiners....- 47,000 Cashiers UO.OOO But this is uot the wortt of it. The follow ing "entirely n-flfonsible-iind reliable" New Yol k companies have within a monlh gone to the wall: Guardian Mutual Lifelouiranee Company. North American Mutual J, He Ins. Co. lteserve Mutual Lite Insurance Company. New York Stute Life Inmsrancc Company. Widows anil Orphans' Life Insurance Co. To which will prooably soon be added the Protection Life of Chicago; and the investi gation into the affairs of all tnjse companies lUkfol J the same story. 2:ot only U the mon ey pa'ul in by the policy holders waMcd by ilw-. iaiiHgers and officers on enormous sal-' rie, but the mouey is olten stolen outright by i'urged proofs of OeatU ccrtiticaies, or the ofllcri have borrowed the money on insulfl cient r forged securities and waited and sriuuuUt-rcd it in gambling opeculalioos. Life ic'jrance, on the "mutual" plan, hon estly couducted, ordinarily Las much to re commend it; but in the present demoralized condition of the business, with the rottonness found to pervade all Its departments, prudent people can purely find many a!er tuodes ut "laying up a pcnBj f.r a rainy day." Small annuel purchases of real entale, it a small guvcrnmrnt bond would, in the course otj twenty years, i-how an astonishing accumu lation ; or, .ts wo told our readers several mon:h.i ago in some remarks upon this cub ject, tLcre U no i-ater investment for tmall turns am none more certain to yield large prolu-.tu.m u take stock in a building asso ciation It is really the bcit scheme tu lege nulty of man has yet devim-d for t!i invtst ment t rmall ravings, and before any of our readrs allow thtmsdves to ba ban louIcd by ihe seJuciive life insurance agent, e beg leave to suggi-M Omt tLry Crt bwl i.Vothe subject of bai'diu ; wsrciatioai. VYA! FREE TRADER : THE OTTAWA TOWN B0RD DECISION. A month or two ago we announced that .i i. -i ,.. , i,a iiinrimn fVilll-f of Hits luu csitiiu up i ' i ji - j i' r , , , , ne United Statesinvolving the validity of, bnmo upon the a.r Lee was seen to .fall back the bond, issued bv the town. f Ottawa and ward, into the cofriu. Instantly, though or South Ottawa ns well as by other towns on de.iy, the officers arproached and it was A ' m XX iScVvi. railroad, had found that all the tlve balls had entered the beli idea aL, the towni and that we chest, and e of them had gone hroug should probably have the bonds to pay. La h heart, so iWOjJt h.w b ter however we also informed our readers stantaneotis. lhe remains ere ai ranged at a rcWing of the case in the Supreme decently, and the party slow h it the place, Court of the l S. had been obtained, and now! "'-i uloDP- we are enabled to state that on that re hearing the Tormer decision has been reversed, and .i - : . tl,if ilio i.,ml4 nri not uZZ tow,, will not have them to pay.; The deci' ion we understand to be final.!" The question was maue on -nu v. u.uojr o, u- . IT.t.t.. f.l. law under which the towns voted the bonds r b hB Ial orJ(!P rr Tuesday, but on In our circuit and Mate Supreme Court it " ' bed was decided that the law bad never been lc wn ,,.,, na.sed a bill gaily passed and tha the bonds issued under ; U were therefore rola ,.6 f.f.. When the; same case came before tne I . tircui Court : Xn MuJ That decision the Supreme Couir 01 Uie L- -. 0)T H-'ll . OIJ lliu ."UW llli r. .. I- O , ll.n nr.,,,,,! 11, at it is the duty of the U. S- courts to follow the decisions of the highest state courts on such questions. Of course, then, when the case gets back to Judge Drummond's court, he will be obliged to obey the mandate of the Supreme Court of the V. S. and recognize and accept and follow thc decision of the Supreme Court ot this state wuicu oeciareu that the act in question had never been legal ly passed, and that the bonds '.ssucd under it were therefore void. iiaiiuu.iiiniS '"fc" .v., or moralities of the case, the discussion of ... ... . . .., i . , . t... whtcn at tne proem siage w. .u u process, it only remains io u sum inaiioi, ll.n ..nt,rinr l--1ipf llppistllll lirinira dill' . 6 ..' , . ...... ' citizens nom an one ou, ,oau o. nutwune,. they owe abou all their gratitude to Andrew Lynch, Lsq. Pour or five years ago he began tolcok ino the qaes.,on,.nd r reading, morelawtban is necessary-to admit a com- , ,. , , . , n i i- r mon fledgling to thc bar, he satisfied himself that our people were neither legally nor. equitably bound to pay those bonds, and l.c persitently ever afterwards followed the eu-e uTairiU various stages ot litigation faking most of the pecuniary ,isks upon his own shoulders and advancing most of tl e costs as they accrued, until finally his efforts : lhu "uiul & P"K scn" are crowned with triumph. It is not only, tc lr"m thu cloak root,,. 1 hen the beLiger crelitable in a high degree to his persistence! enti wcrc l,!i:'tcd- M:irsha11' U 13 saU t Ur!D? and pluck, but also to his good judgment and t!"; wll(,,e encounter, never removed the c forecast in having been able M forsee the tri - umphant conclusion at the end of such a tan-; r ,..i i, i:,:., guu ...... ... p.. u..0 house yn tUjj 2;JJ ook ajtap at)f Tl.nt.sscei BDd that mment lobby,sti ex. B ,. warm debate passed the senate bill uppropn-l Dennison, of Ohio, to go on thecommis- D-, S EXECUTI0N- ating.33,00O to the completion ot the Doug- sioa with Wheeler. What sort ot aa investi- The large city dailies of li.t Saturday gave ,M innumcnt Amon;tho most intemperate gation and compromise such men will make lengthy accounts of thc execution, on tlx, ()p,)0nt,nt3 ol- thc bi!Mv!l9 Mr. Merritt, an requires no special sa-acity to foresee, previous day, at Mountain Meadow, In rmlV i:gyptilin Bliurb0ll ()f tbe Silurian era. He And finally, to get rid of the South Caroll ed John I. Lee, the Mormon bishop, for ':was opposed to,hc monument because Doug- na muddle, Hayes invited Chamberlain and connection, twea'y years ago, with the Ia9 had supported tho war against the south! Hampton to Washington to talk the matter known .Mountain Meadow Massacre. That massacre took jilace in September, 1T37. .A party of emigrants, consisting of about 130 men, womeu and children, had been made up iu Missouri and Arkansas, and started across the plains for California. Like all similar parties, though well equipped in other respects, they had taken along provis ions enonifh only to last them to Utah, intend, ing there to replenish for the rest of the jour ney. The crops in Utah they knew that year bad beeu unusually abundant, and no appre hension was felt but that they would be able to buy all they wanted of the Mormons at reasonable prices. It was the year, however, that Buchanan had sent a small army to Utah i to quell a rebellious spirit that had manifest-, ed itself among the Morales, and it seems to;hmon Q reccive nonew 1)Usincss after March nave ueen ueciucu oy jsrignam oung and his council to treat all Gentiles as enemies. At all events, thc emigrants found it impossi ble to purchase any but tbe meagercst sup plies, and these only byMealth, a few Mor mous being unable to resist the liberal prices they oflered, and the party were peremptori ly ordered out of the territory. They pro ceeded on their journey as far as Mountain Mcad-jw, where making a brief halt, they were suddenly surrouniod by Indians, who attacked them. Thfy hastily entrenched themselves and Mood a close niege of four days, when a body of armed Mormons, with Leo at their head, came to their "relief." That is, the emigres were persuade! to break up their entrenchment, lay down their arms, and march out under a flag of troct-. u ngai)y railroacl , the state, or buying carry out those reforms, which ,t one time As they did so, Lee suddenly gave the word , , , j , , . seemett only possible under the administra- of command, and the whole party were In- frtl Jssld UfDder d, reclosurts, etc., Uonofa docratic preslclenf. Wltn tllis nn, ,a.or ii iiJi a , , . . "d operating them under tbe general powers position taken by the more moderate and santly massacred One hundred and thirty-) tnJ limltations offt other llroaJ CH rempe,ate of the aeinocratic party, we hearti three were slain including the entire party,) n-R3 in (hc gtate j ly concur, because we have been anxious, not except about a dozen infants, sunoosed to bei . . .... so much to see the inauguration ot the indi- too small to remen:ber tbe oecurrLe. a bll, d, reeling the secretary ot sta e to viUua, as of oli which ghoulJ permit l purchase a certain number ot volumes of the the South to elect its own government and ii was ,.i..vc.i mumi um me wiioie; bloody deed had been concocted at thc cotin cU ot the church, convened by older of Hrig ham Young at I'arowan, aad that Geu.t.'eo A. Kmith, first counsellor to Brigham; Col.jnr g:.en( fthe i-nj(ci! states, one conv toi ". 'Miaul, Wiliiam C. Dame. bishop of Fillnore: I.ieuL Mane oi ion ; lUsuop lligbe. and John n. i.ee were at uie council, matured the plan ana carusted to Je the duty of execution. ..: .. . .i i . . ' reiious to bis execution UtJ-riday Leej made a lengthy eonfes.-ioa, iu which be, gives the details of the council aiai Ha- bloody massacre it coucocted, but defeid himself by insUtlug that lie t-arnestly pposed the movement at every step and deiies that be headed the 3Lrinon soldiery tb a Scon sura mat ed tne aci, tuougii the prool on .ha' point at! Lis tt I hi was uhundant and overvhelming Thc execution of L-ewas nunaged with' little ceremony. Ileingled totio very spot' here the ma-ssacro had occtrrcd he wa' seaUd upon his coffin, a ban la;e placed over The housr, on the same day. passed an im- ,. , .. . , ,v , . .I . his ryes and then being left alone, he raised portant bill re-irgauUIng the judical circuits his hands nutd tl.y rclcd uron bis head.Iof the state, and pioviding for the election of He Bat erect, and was i erfcctl; cool, as firm1 three judges for each circuit. Under this ia every net vc though Lc wu in his ownVLill La Salle cuuty is rmbraeed in the. housc, wiih d. otr far away. The firing' Ninth Circuit, oasisting of :ho counlic of psrty silently ra!'d their j ie.vs, tho clickoritjreu, La Salle. 1'ooria and Stark. The iha bammrr Irtaklag wi:ii jainful sharp-' ce4 upou u,e i-tilmcsf. Then u was bespoke LUl!o.t won: '?Iva ,'hr ugh the heart,1 boj i." SATURDAY, MARCH Then, the voice ot I 4 An instant's pause. Nelson, "Fire!" The discharge was simultaneous As it ILLINOIS LEGISLATTJKE In our lust we mcntioued that the bill to provide for compulsory Ration had been . .... , , v,i,i measure, uowcyer, uio mnu, n uu ' '-j ,., ,.fi,onskU.red and the bill thiU IuJtt8e t,ie board of supervis- coutv. t their July meeting to Hlbe assi;s;iaPnt of thc C0Un.y, rail to wf a soat the - '" " Mr. CroiUt,a bill , relating to city and county debts, enabling cities, counties, etc., that owe debts overdue to fund them in new bonds, to bear not over 10 per cent, interest, etc. The bill provides that when any city, county or town has is sued such new bonds and they have been reg istered with the auditor, thc necessary tax to pay the interest shall be levied by the audi tor ou such county or town, and then comes this provision: "and such tax shall be de ducted from the levy of such county, city, town, school districtor other municipal cor- ..,.,. rrn. . vn.ir ' ""V -T, , , V" Several papers, the Chicago 1 ribum among cbuse, fnd ,n it the! ,. ,;, mMjl,nnr 1:0 Bn,i ! HUlSfc IliUUlt ui uii ----- i us st on its bemi stnc.cen out. di9CU5sion (,f a bill of no con- the present situation iu regard to Hayes' bro- lQ Couk countv ia the SLC. ken bargain with the south, that if the south- ",nc , .0bln on of Cook! era members would defeat the filibuster - housc U) prevent ullu , . , , , Alfmm hrimrmnnted in his rW ict niThi which, titer the noon adjournment, led toaitrom Dcinccounita in, ins n.siaa a.ttrnis ' r r-.i.ii! inr.n.mrat.on should be to remove the V. S. rune, ri couruiT oeivtL-un iui- mu. .muiumi, had returned from dinner to the senate cham ber and was about to enter the cloak room, when 1Mb Inson struck a him arshal warded oil the blow and then striking from the suoulder knocked Hob.nson through 1 ir"m 1113 ,H,,uin' '? Ll u .tinucd to smoke as composedly as if nothing! tinucii tosln' 'had hanencd ,, . i ... .)ir. loii i.iou nuu oiii'i uuujuui ius, wti aciiaii ot the young democracy, replied in proper terms, repudiating this species of Pgyptian Bourbonism. The bill passed by a vote of 81 to 40. . On the same day the house passed a bill ex tending the terms of the city clerk and treasurer of Chicago to two years ; and a bill providing that when husband and wife are sued jointly, either or both may testify as witnesses in their own behalf, or for each other, was passed. In the bouse on Monday Mr. Bower's bill to amend the liquor law so as to allow ladies to vote on the question of granting licenses on thft ,.,. n fiumn lftV ,hfl ,..,, . rpsil 31st. In the senate on Tuesday, Mr. Hainey's bill was passed amending sec. - of the assess ment law in regard to property exempt from taxation. So Mr. Whitney's bill the appointment ot a board for the extermination of Canada thistles. So Mr. Ware's bill for to amend sec. IS of div. 13 ot the revised law in relation to crim- j inal jurisprudence. fo a Dill li relation to tne release ol sure ties on the bonds of administrators, guard I tans, conservators of idiots, etc. S:i a hill Tirnviiltncf that hiTfiiftrr mtv nom. ,n.r of not , han fiy mRy become I it crporatcd for the purpose of building and r,.orts nf the RunremecourL from vol. ( 2 on. ward.atnota creater nrice than 4 per vol- , .. .. . ' ,,. luiar maority. iiisequauy uudouhted that umc, for distribution as wllows: I ive copies, the popuiar majority will support Mr. Hayes to the library of eonrress. one conv to theian lonif lie failiifnl'v carruwonf. thi nnn. president of the Lnited States, one copy ui h. state and territorial library, one copy C(y t0 each cI(.rk of the ROUrts ot- ncrj , copy to eacu cierK oi tne nouns oi recoru in luis st8te one copv , t.ach aw institute in i . . . . ,his ,ut one , vach tate oflIc,r re - . quired to reside nt the soat ot government ;! five conies to each library ot the supreme cocrt of this state, and twenty copies to the j - -r state library for the use of the state. i The eccentric patriot of Iloboken. who Also the Chicago back tax bill. jdied a few days ago, leaving the w hole of his Aiiioabill nunishinc persons lor destroy.; estate valued at $ 1,OJV00 ti the United inc. injuring or extinguishing signal lights. placed upon the bank of anyiivcrin the state for the guidance of boats, etc. Also a till for the prompt arrest ot monte men play ic their little games oa railroad trains. ! th - ce judjre, aftir tlu terms of tne present; ju Iges expire, are t. be fleeted on t!." minor i;y representation princ:?e ' On Wednesday the.tra:- pa-sed a new 31; 1877. gaoie law. It prohibits killing prairie clnck- I I.A 1P.,I. ..r T .1 a I . 4 . VU9 ucHncvu iuc xyiu ti uauuaijr nuu nits isi of September; deer, fawn and partridges from February 1st to October 1st; quail from Feb ruary 1st to November 1st ; wild peesc, ducks, brant, etc., from May 1st to August 13ih. Also a bill to pay the "Head claim." It appropriates $5,0(5907 to pay the amount found due unto Henry Head, for infantry and cavalry equipments furnished tho state to aid in suppressing thc lulu rebellion, under contract with the quarter-master general. Also a bill to reassess property and collect taxes for the past three yeirs on corporations iu arrears tor taxes for those years. Tho new revenue law, after occupying the house all day Wednesday in its discussion, was laid over for one week. THE HAYES EEC0ED FOB THE WEK. Hayes having broken all his pledges to the south, made both In congress before the elec toral count was completed, and in his inaug ural address, the cheated parties have been coming back on him during the week in a way that threatens to bo iincomraonouly un pleasant. To escape the disgrace of his per fidy, Poster andj Stanley Matthews, through whom chiefly his bargain was made, have ventured mildly to deny that any written compact was entered into. This at once put Gordon, John Young Brown, Lamar and oth- ers on their mettle, and they have begun to publish a few of the letters of Stanley Mat thews and Foster, showing their solemn promises in behalf of Hayes in black and white. The only escape these worthies now try to make from their unpleasant predica ment Is the disreputable one that while Hayes' friends may have made some such barguin, Hayes himselt had no Hand In it. this is met by the positive statement of Brown, Gor don and others that Foster had shown them letters ratitvins all his and Stanley Matthews' s engagements from Hayes himself. This is n -- - - -- troop3 from Columbia and New Orleans. However, while Hayes has- thus shown his a a d ,to keep up the .1 I JyJ'lhj; weakness and bad faith, he Is laboring hard sham that he means to deal the south. To this end he bus devised the transparent dodge of sending a commission to New Orleans to make further investigations and patch up a compromise. Naturally he has put thc great jug handle compromiser Wheeler at tho head of this com- mission, Detng thus lar unable to und any more respectable persons than ex-Gov. Brown, over, an invitation which both of tho govern ors accepted, and both are now in Washing ton. Hampton hal two interviews with Hayes on Thursday, and Chamberlain onther sameor preceding da', andboth came away highly encouraged! Ilairpton and bis friends indeed expected that before Thursday eveni' u'iiio onl.r for the removal of the troops from Columbia would be issued, but on applying at the war department on Thursday evening was told that some such order might one of these days be issued, but that for the present Hayes seemed to have decided not to do anything in undue baste! And thus the tomfoolery goes on. It was not over two weeks ago that even as high-toned, pretentious and knowing a jour nal as the New York Xaiion let itself out in remarks like the following. In view of the total collapse and evaporation in thiu air of every vestige of that policy which is here so guilelessly lauded, don't all this read mar vclously like bitter irony? Since the inauguration ot President Hayes and the publication of his Inaugural, a re markable change has occurred m ttic r.ction ot thc two great political parties. Mr. Hayes' effort to free himself at the outset from the influence of the carpetbaggers and politicians who claim to have assisted at bis election, and his apparent desire to adopt such a poli cy toward the South as should tend to gradu al pacification of that much disturbed and unhappy section of the country, have aroused even among the democrats, who used every means to defeat him, a desire ' give him such moral support as shall ciiublc him to should introduce mucu needed reforms. ins unaoumea inai .nr. iiiuen had a pop-t ises made in his inaugural, for the simple isca maue in " inaugural, re.asoD lZ-Jt?' rt.publicttn or democratic, wl ireusuu uiaii-Tvu .nr. iiiuru.nud ue ucen ClCi- bed no more. The sore heads, be h"v i repuhlican or uemocratic, who are attempt , lo.:-'. from unworthy personal motives, to ob- iflT""; struct Mr. Hayes In the irreproachable course lie uas niitin.u ui vi Utuni'li, lilt IKH Um havc ,y give way before the overwhel ore lm limr force ffpublio ooinion States government to aisiit in paying its debt. was not a native of the country. He was a 'foreigner, having been born in the island of . Jamnica. Ii would take 2,W such eccentric and patriotic decedents t relieve us of the j whole debt so tha it wi'.i not do to depend t oa po.lhumnis patriotism t st us free. . : ! e observe tht an effort is onf!t. do i violence to,, iverridc, ct aside, defy, contemn.! ignore uud s-pit upon Hayes and Schurz's ! sublime new civil service rnbs by removing Wcbs!. r f rom the L Salle post of.ico and i:p- pointing one Dr. Corbu in hn p;ac? stt r ii of cuurse very r r );n-r!y and heroically j Indijna.it. and goes for tne rasa doctor in twojat crusl.i.ng columns of the Ln Sille r.. HOME MATTERS. Towntlilp Klectian. Matters in reference to tho principal officers to bo elected at our general town meeting next Tuesday have materially changed and simplified themselves sluce our last, so thut in regard to the supcrvUorBhip, at kast,we caufdUmhs anxi ety. Mr. Andrew Lynch, who has served our peoplo with such marked ability In the board of supervisors for the la6tsix or seven years, con sents to he re-elected, which ought to settle the matter so far as the principal supervisor Is con cerned. Mr. Lynch linds himself compelled to change his previous dctcrailnution In the mat ter, on acconnt of tbe lato decision of the Su proinc Court In regard to our Fox River railroad town bouds. That decision involves action on the part of the supervisors of considerable ini portunce, and settlements and adjustments that render it almoRt Indispensable that Mr. Lynch should be in the board. In regard to assistants, the 6ky also looks brighter. Mr. Neely, who has made such an ex cellent supervisor for several years past, consent to a re-election and we presume will have no op position. Mr. Stout, the other assistant, than whom we certainly could have no better.although he had decided to decline a re-election, we ua derstand how yields to the importunity of his friends and consents again to be a candidate. Questions of vital importance to Ottawa may come up before the board during the next year. There must soon be a decision in regard to a new court house, or anew jail, or both, and with men like Lynch, Stout and Neely on the board our peoplo need have no fearthat their Interests will be neglected. As to assessor, tho only candidate we 6ee an nounced is Arthur Lockwood, an excelleut man, who will probably have no opposition. For collector tho candidates are numerous, in cluding John T. Burke, Ii. O. Black, (J. W. Rav ens, F. S. King, and Daniel Maher, with a ward or two yet to hear from. John (J. Armstrong, wo believe, is tho only candidate for clerk. For justices of the pence tho candidates, 6o far as we kuow, are Arthur Lockwood, A. B. Smith, A. A. Fisher, V. B. Weeks and Chas. M. Rees. As there are five to elect, this loaves just enough candidates to satisfy all around. For constables, where five also are to be elect ed, the candidates are more numerous, including John Murray, I). E. Tucker, R. Ilcrrington, Jus tus Harris, M. K. Kiordau, Thos. Sinon, Patrick Daly, It. T. Murphy, C. (i. I.utz, John W. Brown, and geely. The above seems to be the situation as nyv write (Friday afternoon.) There is talk on the street of caucuses, ineetiHgs, uud other combina tions, but wo have no positive information up t'i going to prc. F, S. Late last evening a call for a meeting at the court house this evening was sent in, which appears elsewhere. - - - . - - Personal. F. S. Alien, uf the Chicago fti,nnt,r'i?, has boon in the city this week writing up our business houses. Jack RodJick, of La Salle, was up this week Monday. Oar correspondence on the msido is interest ing this wee!;. As a stayer, winter beats a Yankee lover. T. I). Hammond sends us for publication neit week another splendid descriptive letter from Texas, which we hope our readers will find as interesting as we have found it. Win. C. Arthur dropped In on his fiiends on Wednesday. Montrose looked bluo as the com pany dropped In on Aim, and felt bluer as they left they left so little behind them. Hri".l thought: 'Hone duck." Wo venture to say iliat there is not a woman who saw that lovely shawl on Tuesday that did not go straight home and batter her French twist against the sitting room door because she did not have one like it. Prof. Gunning and wife have been visiting at Dr. McArthur's. It is not the fault of thc hens If the egg-shells are colored. Ir is generally laid to old scraps of calico. Wc suppose there is uot a business man on La Salle street, that does tot envy Hull those now plate glats windows, which not only im prove the store externally, but 6how goods so splendidly. Diogenes ws out iu the moon light of Thurs day night, whether hunting an honest man or a dry spot whereon to r6t his tent deponent knoweth not, only he carried his lantern. P::ul Ticdrc, lately of Kankakee, has taken a situation at II. J. Gillen's. Bi'.ly Hizer, who last week had his legs take'.i oli' by the cars Is doing finely. Charley Russell has developed a good idea in show window. Xuw, George, you suuuld not stand at the gate with her so late "o nights. Wo know it's nice, but you keep tho neighbors awake, and that is hard on the nerves, yau kuow. .-4 - Schools fn next Monday the School 'fiu$ tces of the district embracing thc towns of Ottawa and South Ottawa will meet to tlx the boundaries of the new school district, in accord with the late decision to reorganize the school. As oou as possible after this is dure, the elec tion of trustees will he held. On next Monday tbe closing term of the school will begin iu all the ward except posri bly the Mb ant th w Jids, in which there U considerable sickness. A Jool. Thr.ic was a woman at the bottom nf it, of course. If there is anything in this world that a woman is not nt the bottom of, all history waits to record it. From the day of Adam and Eve and thc fig leaves to the time w heu Mrs. Hayes told Ruthy to keep a still' upper lip, and later, cvtu, when this present case was conceived, it has alwits been the old, old story of woman aiul her caper. True, in this case, the fact are mix ed. Certain it is, however, the couple did uot gut along in that lovely way married people arc j supposed to, and he went hi way and she went I hers. And living as she did, a lone, lorn female,. of com e her friends visited her; and that rais ed the steam in his boiler, causing him to sen.) a deadly challenge to a gentleman friend of hers tn ir,rw-r ivifl, lilj n-t',Tii-kn i,r klintf raunp vhr j.e, thc husband, fhould not smite hira at th ................ - iirt opportunity. Tho man appeared hearing the Tcpon that nature .'jv him, and both principals and their second adjouint-d to an - - 'pi.v ice-cre.racrj LtaU. ,urrc , ,or,1-' lo ' :pu.tn u.oooy con ot !n'iild take i-.lacf. Tin' chip was placed on the n,. fI,o..u,,.r thc a , rl ailX;t..y fol i:iC .i, tht.;, Ur'.iu fai,l ho rever founLta lisUUght with a ,., -uo Mw'l wear a trwbcrry mark on his no-o as a mark, to hit at. And thus a stirring ifi-m, ft to riv-l the Sennc't-Miy bu:iK-s r,l- vcj:jn:iit h-ip .-li:Eg b -.t auJ sh.vs cia;. Child Phi o'J cjn.L Tbst is our be: 'hold. T.Srcv.