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Wlh George C. Harrington, Iroquois co. Mth George .1. Wilson, IVoriu co. 11th William Prentiss, Adams co. 1121 f i Henry l'hillids, Cuss co. l.'ith II. 1'. Shiiinwnv, ChriHtiiiu co. 14th W. T. Kirk, Logan co. l.'ith .1. K. Cunningham, Coles co. Idth J. C. Allen, Richland co. 17th K. li. Buck, Miicetijiin co. Klh -George W. Akins, Washington co. T!'t li K. M. Younghlooil, Kriiiiklin co. Willi W. K. M tirj.liy , Kerry co. State Ticket. Poll (ioVitHNoii: C'AKTKK II. HARRISON, of Cook. KOK 1.IKI TKNANT (ioVKUNOli: IIKXKY SEITKR, of St. Clair. KOK SHCKKTAKY OK HTATK: MICIIAKL J. DOUGHERTY, of Knox. KOK THIJASt UKK: ALFRED ORKNUORKF, of Sangamon. KOH ACIHTOK: "WALTER K. CARI.IN.of Jerftey. KOll ATTOHNKY-OENKHAI.: ROBERT L. McKLNLKY, of Edgar. Kdft CO.NOKKeS: PATRICK C. HALEY, of Will. County Ticket. KOH HKPItKSKNTATIOKS, CHARLES L. HOFFMAN, of Euilt). tfAMLKL C. WILEY, if Eurl. KOH CI.KKK IK CIUDI'IT COI.'ItT, WILLIAM W. TAYLOR, of Ottawti. KOH HI'.COUIil'.li: LYNE S. WH1TMORK, of Mendota. KOH STATK'8 attorn ky: MAURICE T. MOLONEY, of Ottawa. TUB COUNTY Ht'HVF.Ylllt: KORKirr T. WILSON, of Ottawa. KOK COHONKIt: DR. FLOYD C'LKN DENES, of Lu Sallo. DEMOCRATIC MEETINGS DiinaSitttirday fvrnin;, Si-p. 20. Siicn litrs, Jus. W. Duncan, 51. T. Moloney, (ico. V. W. Blake. Dkh Moines Iihh recflvd a loud of iw.w roi corn, which was dry awl nound, ami brought 75 CK.ntN per bushel. Southern 'Ixas, which hurl been ulTer Jog fur iifte.n weeks nt from drought and where h iD illlon.s' worth of stin k was on the vergn of ji rishing for WHter, was visit il on "Wednesday with copious and drench ing rsdns. The 'Chicago Time biilievfs that the Moriee.t8 to 51 r. Blaine's withdrawal from 1be candidacy hae not u word of truth in thwn, uu.l ure mt-rely started to frighten the democracy. Wht-a IiLiino soh'innly pledged himself to Jfeal Dour to vot for prohiliition and then dodged, it to but a repetition of the na iind of Holeiaii pledge he made to Muillgan to wrfurn those letters if be would let Blaine just look at them, but when tin Mere handed vr lilalne jammed them in to Ida xx:ket uuJ they ure there yet. The cholera hat again measurably abated in France, but Is raging with great viru lence In Italy, efij ially iu "dirty Naples." During the 24 hour from Sept. 10th to 1 1th there ere 721 frvsh cases of cholera in Naples with 250 deaths, and In other cities of Italy for the suine space !)5 fresh caws snd CO deaths. By the death of Mr. A. F. Iioseubcrg, Leo LefTmun, of StreaVir, inherit property worth from $ 10,000 to f0,000. Juite a little lift. It Is estimated that an appropriation of t least $ 15,000 w ili lw reijuired for munlc llal purjxises In Streator for unother year. The taxes will not be reduced. The Otter Creek shaft is now down to BOlid soapstone, and the contractor now en tertain the most sanguine unites for U sue cessful completion. It can now lie riihhed through Xtt tap the firt vein f mil w ith out any more serious trouble. This shaft pens the richest body of coal in tlii-t v. clnity, If any rell ance can lie placed in the Wing tests. Some f 50,0n) bus Ix-en sj)ent In vainly attempting to get through the (iiicksand heretofore, and the present suc cess, If permanent, Is u matter for .congrat illation. On 5Ionday afterutsin u young German working in a field near Dana was the vie tim of an unfortunate occurrence, which will probably result in his death. lie was plowing with three horses, and left his team to get a drink at a stack near by, when the horses who were greatly troubled by the Hies started to run. He saw them and headed them off, but could not stop them. The three horses trampled him down and the point of the plow struck him iu the stomach, indicting horrible injuries and making a great wound. ROW IN THE CAMP. There was something approaching a "h 1 of a row" at the llrpulilieau head (iiarters in Chicago last 5Ionduy. It seems that the managers of the state campaign, frightened tit the headway (.'niter Harrison is making, sent Joe Medill of the Tribune to New York to sec the National Commit tee and implore them fur aid. Joe, on hi" arrival there, told the committee the hoiient truth. He said the Heptililican campaign in Illinois was growing more nopejess eyerv day; that there was no money to be had though sorely needed, ami unless plen tiful aid was given the state would inevit ably go against Blaine, lie exhibited a convincing array of figures to show the re lation of the German vote uud of the Pro hibition party to the canvass, and demon strated that unless something was done to recover the German vote and counteract the Prohibitionists, the state was inevitably lost. If the election were to take place to-day, lie said "there was no doubt the Democrats would carry Illinois by a con siderable plurality, and the only hope the Republicans had was in the rotes they could gain (buy) between now and Novem ber." And what made tilings worse was, that "the state committee was so divided in sentiment and split up by family iiarrels that it was powerless for good." The national committee heard Joe w ith impatience not uniningled with disgust. They said such a representation from a state in whichhe candidate for vice pres ident was the acknowledged leader wasdis- grai eful. Why was Logan fooling awav his time running around the country when a vigorousc.anvass was so much needed in his own state V The committee put a tie t ided damper on Joe and sent him home with a Ilea in ids ear by tellling him they had calls enough from doubtful states which it was absolutely necessary to meet, and could not pay the expenses of a can vass of so wealthy and jxiwerful an organi zation as the Republican party of Illinois." What kicked up the row in Chicago was not that Joe had made such pitiful repre sentations to the national committee, for those he wax sent there to mane and all admitted them to be the simple, unvarn ished truth ; but it was that an Idiotic newspaper understrapper who had been al lowed tube present at Joe's Interview with the committee, should give the w hole thing away by a lengthy special in Monday's IulerOemn, and that the managers of the I J), should be damphools enough to pub lish it. It is said the atmosphere around the Republican headquarters In Chicago has been blue with Long Jones's profanity ever since Monday's Inter-Ocean made its appearance ; that the state committee is on the jKiint of violent disruption, and that un less liogan himself shall ;speedily come to the rescue the campaign on the Republican side in Illinois w ill be virtually abandoned. MAINE ELECTION. The result of the state election in Maine on Monday was, that "the Dutch have ta ken Holland." Robie, the republican can didate has been elected by from 12,000 to 15,000. This is nlwut the same majority by which 51aine was carried at tlie Septem ber election In 1H70, and for Hayes in No- vemberol the same year, and about 3,000 less than the average Republican majority for the preceding fifteen years. In 1HS0, by a combination between the Democrats and Greenbackers, the Republican vote was tied at the September election, though iu November the state went for Garfield by 8,000 majority. At the election on 5Ion day every element in the state opKised to Democracy was united on Robie, the Blaine candidate. The Republicans supported him as a unit, the Greenbackers, headed by So lon Chase and "them steers," supported him in a isnly, and the Prohibitionists re frained from nominating a candidate of their own nnil supported Robie. That the Democrats escaped defeat by less than 25,000 against such a combination is a won der. Besides the Republican National Committee, in response to Blaine's earnest appeals, had sent 51 stumpers from abroad fhto the state, and all the money they could raise; while the Democrats had but five speakers on the stump, not one of them from outside of the state, and hail Pot a dollar of money to aid them from abroad. The shabbiest Incident connected with the election was the vote of Blaine and ids son on the Prohibition question. A rigid prohibition constitutional amendment was voted upon, the ballots, for or against which were dexsited in a separate Imx. The women had been hard at work all day so. liciting votes for the prohibition amend incut, and as there was no prohibition candidate in the field. Incidentally for Robie, the Blaine candidate. Of course they expected Blaine, whom Neal Dow had i strongly endorsed as a good prohibition ist, to vote for the amendment. Blaine, however, waited until within fifteen min utes af the closing of the hi11s, when all the women had lieen driven away by a rain, and then he and his son voted oen tickets for state officers, but cast no vote on the prohiliition amendment in other wonls, dodged Ihe question! It was a dis reputable and cowardly procedure. The women had worked hard for him at the polls all day amid rain and mud, because Neal Dow had assured them Blulne was with them, as no doubt In all his feelings and sympa thies he was; yet because be feared an honest and manly vote for prohibition might offend "the Germans out west," he sneakingly dodged. Does he Imagine the "Germans out AVest " are fools enough to entrust the question of their personal liber ty to the hands of such a sneak t The National Crop Report up to Sept. 1st, prepared by the Bureau of Agriculture at Washington, is thus briefly summarized: Cotton the average for the whole field is S'J'j against W last year, the lower figures being mainly attributable to the drought in Texas. The wheat average is liM against s: last year, or ' bushels to the acre, which Is the highest yield since l7i. The total crop is placed at 5(10,000,000 bushels. Corn is in better condition than in any Septem her since ls0, and the general average i placed at III. The entire yield promises to be about I ,S()0,0 10,000 bushel-., which will be the largest vie. I by 200,0(10,000 bll-hes in the history of the crop. Oats average is !i5, a trille below last year. Potatoes !'l against Hi last year, loliacco is hiy than at any time since 1S77, averaging against so last year. her MR. IIALEY AND THE TARIFF. The Ottawa lltntbif,tn thinks Mr. Haley should define his position on the tariff ques tion. "The Nth Congressional district," it says, "is a manufacturing district, and her people are interested in whatever affects the weal of factories, shops and works of all kinds. Naturally they favor a protec tive tariff not only Republicans, but Dem ocrats as well. Mr. P. C. Haley wants to go to congress, lie is the Democratic can didate, and will take the stump for his party and for himself. Now we believe .Mr. Haley to be a fair, square-toed man, w ho will not dissemble for the sake of ob taining votes under false pretenses. If he is he w ill define his position on the tariff question." Mr. Haley will have no trouble on that score, lie win simply turn to the Demo cratic platform, adopted in July at Chicago, which lie has already fully endorsed, and w ill read : The Democratic party is pledged to re vise the tariff in a spirit of fairness to all interests. But in makingreduction of taxes it is not proposed to injure any domestic industries, but rattier to promote their healthy growth, r rom the foundation of Ibis Government, taxes collected at the Cus tom House have been the chief source of Federal revenue. Such they must continue to be. Moreover, many industries have come to rely upon legislation for successful continuance, so that any change of law must be at every step regardful of the labor and capital thus involved, the process of reform must be subject in the execution to this plain dictate of justice. e therefore denounce the abuses of the exist ing tariff, and, subject to the preceding lim itations, we demand that Federal taxation shall be exclusively for public purposes, and shall not exceed the needs of the Gov ernment economically administered. There you have it in the plainest possi ble English. The present republican war tariff, with its mountainous abuses, Is de nounced and the party pledged to a revision tif it, but in such revision, care must be taken "to injure no domestic industries," Ax. How a vote in favor of a man stand ing m such a platform is "a vote in ap proval of English free trade," as the Ile puttlit'ttn allows, is another of those queer lingustic muddles so common to our es teemed cotemporary but which he never attempts to explain. As opposed to such a tariff, the Republi can party Insist on maintaining the present war tariff, with all its abominations, Intact, except wherever it may hereafter be found weak in its protective features, to strengthen it. Under this beautiful tariff just now 77 cotton mills in New England have shut down for a season to curtail production. In other words, about (10,000 operatives are cut off from the means of making a living for an indefinite period that the mill owners may be able to work off their surplus stock without loss, such surplus stock being tiie result of the monopoly excessive tariff levies gave them. Under this tariff, a Tuesday's associated press dispatch from Pittsburg says: "The iron trade, Pittsburg's greatest industry, Is in a most unhealthy condition. 5Iany man ufacturers who succeeded In avoiding a stoppage during the great panic are now running tfieir works half the time only Today the Edgar Thompson Steel Com pany notified its employes that unless they grant a concession in the matter of wages the works will be shut down on the 1st of November. This company employs five thousand men, and It would be a death blow to the borough of Braddock, just outside the city limits, in which the works are sit tinted." Under this same tariff, the same dispatch says: "All the coal mines along the Youghiogheny and 5Ionongahela rivers have now been Idle for three mouths, and there Is not the slightest prospect of a re sumption to-day. The eight thousand strik ers stand no lietter chance of winning in in their bitter fight for the price demanded than they did the day when they first dropped the pick and shovel." Under this same "war tariff" S.IKHt miners have for three mouths been on a strike iu the Hocking Valley, Ohio, and what Ispre clsely"the matter in that quarter may be gathered from a letter In Tuesday's New York Knnintj lt from William H Mar vel, a large iron dealer in New York city, w ho has just visited the mines. W give an extract : "If you will turn to the New York Tri bune tf August III. issi, you will find an item setting forth the enormous moao;olv of 'nearly all the coal and iron Interests in the Hocking valley iu Ohio,' giviqg the names ef the persons who provided the colossal capital fortliemonoHIi.ittionaiiil joperution of 'alsmt 140 square miles,rl0,- 000 acres' of land. Among the names will l found Gov. Foster of Ohio, 5Ir. Wil. Ham Walter Phelps, of New Jersey; Mr. Secretary James G. Blaine and Gen. Jus. A. Hall, of Maine "When the fund" question was before congress, Mr. Blaine came forward as n special lobbyist of the coal and iron inter ests for a big duty on bituminous coal and iron ore. The dutv on iron ore is 75 cents per ton. I he duty on bituminous coal n 75 cents per ton. ,- tr ,., t lll furl, tn tin, rim fit tlio I mil. the Coin- mt irt'i'il Ailrt rti.n r, you will find on the Mth of July, iss-i, a dispatch irom uiiumuus, Ohio, stating that a large number of im ported laborers had been sent dow n to the Hocking valley mines, guarded by 1:10 of I'inkerton's special police, armed w ith car bines anil revolvers. "In the t'timint rriiil Attn ot the 15th of .July, 11, vou will Iind another dis. natch 'stating that the operators (owners) av they will have Ij.OOO more foreigners to gii into'the mines iu a few days. The dis pat 'hesof yesterday and to-day from that region portray the condition of things there now. "Now, what are the facts'? A great mon opoly has a protective tariff of seventy live cent's per ton on bituminous coal, ostensibly for the benefit of the poor W O! kitlgllieu to protect them against w hat is called pauper labor. Now. those miners onlv struck against having their wages reduced below ,0 cents per ton. i nus uiey oniv asseu as, w ages live cents less less than me enure amount of the protective tariff, and they are treated with carbines and revolvers. This is a fine showing upon which to ask the laboring muu to vote for .Mr. Blaine." Yes Yes Mr. Haley will have no trou ble to define his position on the tariff ques tion. While lie is in favor of any moderate tariff exactions that tend honestly to protect labor, be is opposed to at least so much of the present war tariff that produces results as indicated above and the destructive fea ture of which appears to be that while the interests of the coal and iron monopolists are protected by exorbitant tariff exactions, they enjoy to the fullest extent free trade in labor, so that any "fractious" demand for fair wages on the part of the work peo ple can always be met by an importation of "pauper labor" from Europe, with a well paid guard of "Pinkerton Police" to keep the expelled miners from interfering with the arrangements of the monopolists. Col Plumb is one of the monopolists protected by exactly the same tariff that protects the Hocking Valley monopolists, and his "company" no doubt would show as little hesitation as the lilalne company did in Ohio, to "beat" the home laborers in any contest for fair wages, by a like importa tion of 5.0(H) Bohemians or Hungarian A TERRIBLE REBUKE. The severest tiling on Blaine that has oc curred during the campaign thus far is the rebuke administered to him by the widow of the late Lot 51. Morrill, of Maine, who died about 18 months ago. Mr. Morrill had been three times elected Governor of 5Iaine, was senator in congress from that state 10 years, and resigned his seat in the senate to become Graut's last Secretary of the Treasury. A few weeks ago the managers of the Republican campaign in Ohio, In their ex tremity The news of 5Ir. Morrill's death not having reached that benighted region through their chairman, sent to Mr. 5Ior- rill the following earnest appeal to come to their aid : Sfiittttir IM M. Morrill DeahSiii: The situation In Ohio Is a critical one. The party is in trouble on account of the attacks on IUr. isiaine as the candidate of the party. Your well known character as a pure, up right statesman, ami coming from Blaine's own state, you could refute the charges as no one else can. We hope you will come to us in this emergency and make as many speeches as possible. The letter, of course, was opened by 5Ir. Morrill's widow. Naturally she was amazed, and no doubt a little indignant, that men claiming sufficient intelligence to conduct a political campaign iu the great state of Ohio in behalf of a party Mr. 5Ior rill had borne so conspicuous u part in cre ating, should be ignorant of his death, and she sat down and penned the following let ter in reply: To Brown, Vlttiirman, Cohtmbux, 0.: I am surprised and shocked to receive such a communication. I thought every citizen of this country knew my husband was at rest. I am in mourning for him, but, much as I mourn his death, I thank my Father in heaven that he called him home before the party he loved so well and did so much for had so disgraced itself as to nominate so wicked ami corrupt a man for the high est office within the gilt of the American people as 1 ktiow and my husband knew James G. Blaine to be. If he were alive he would not sup tort M r. Blaine or any such man, even at the bidding of his party. ClIAULOTTK 5IOKKII.I.. Mr. Morrill, it may be added, was In pol itics exactly Blaine's antithesis, represent ing the purest and best methods, while Blaine represents the worst. When he re signed his seat In the senate to accept the treasury portfolio, it was understood that ex-Governor Chamberlain was to succeed him In the senate; but as Blaine about that time was In the midst of his trouble with the 5Iulligan letters he had Governor Conner apoint him to the senate, so that he could escajte the fire of the InTestl- gatlon in the house and be saved from ex pulsion and disgrace. Of course Lot Mor rill knew Blaine thoroughly and detested his methods lu ltolitics. His widow shared his sentiments, and correctly interprets them in saying: "If my husband were alive to day he would not supjtort Blaine, or any such man, at the bidding of his party." The assault made by Steve Elklns, a month or two ago, on West Virginia, cook Ing up a coalition betw een the Republicans and Greenbackers and promising to sjiend barrels of money If necessary to carry the state for Blaine, has so worked up the Democrats that FJklns Is said to have aban doned the field as hopeless and moved w ith Ids orators and money bags Into hlo. The largest political demonstration ever held In West Virginia was the Democratic gath ering at Parkersburg on Wednesday even Inc. one of its features lieing a torchlight j procession one mile In length. Joseph E. McDonald, General Sam Cary, and Senator Gorman were among the shakers. On account of the stormy evening last Wednesday evening, the Democratic Rally at Dayton was postponed until next "Wed nesday evening, Sept. 17th. It will bean out-door meeting on O. W. Trumbo's lawn. i All the neighboring Cleveland clubs are . 3 invited. lion. Carter II. Harrison, candidate for governor of Illinois, and Hon. P. C. Haley, candidate for congress, will deliver ad dresses on the political issues of the times at La Salle, 111., on Tuesday, Sept. Hi, at S o'clock r. M. Grand torchlight procession. Delegations from all over the state. Every body invited to come and hear the next gov ernor of Illinois and our brilliant candidate for congress. Every Democratic club in the state invited to attend, with torches uniforms and music. Tin-: " IIkatf.ii Tkiim." which had been raging since about the 1st of September, extended over the " middle belt" of the U. J S. from Maine to the Rockv Mountains, r,..,,.),;,,,, ifs (.imax on dnesdav, when the thermometer reached !2 in Boston,!:! in New York, Dl in Philadelphia and W a.-hington, 'J'.Mn rittsljurg, and ranging from 02 to 100 West as fur as St. Paul. The term wa"( apparently brought to a close by the heavy storms on Yednesday, which were followed by north and northwest winds, bringing the thermometer in this re. gion down into the sixties. It was the hottest September spell the country had seen in ten years, but with all its numerous sunstrokes and other discomforts, was not without its attendant blessing it was the making of the com crop. Scahko. "Roaring Dick" Oglesby, ac companied by a committee of political "workers" from Lincoln, Decatur, &., waited on the Republican State Committee at Chichago a week ago with a proposition that Oglesby should announce himself in favor of submitting a prohibitory amend ment to the constitution to a vote of the people of the state. The German Repub licans are leaving the party so rapidly that "Roaring Dick" and bis friends are getting scared. The state committee is understood to have reserved its decision, but was rather inclined to the opinion that it was too late in the day for Dick to take the pro hibitory shoot. And the plumed Knight, in his fearless and dashing way, gallantly advanced to the polls and dodged the question. The Wisconsin Democrats held a rousing state convention at Madison on Wednesday and nominated a strong ticket, headed by Nicholas D. Pratt for Governor, with Gen. A. C. Parkman for Lieut. Governor, Frank Kalk fur State Treasurer, &c. The fullest onfidence was expressed by every delegate present m the ability of the Democrats to elect the ticket and carry the state for Clevc land and Hendricks. Episcopal Ciiuncn. Rev. A. V. Gorrell, of Chicago, will hold services at the Epis copal church to-morrow (Sept. 14th), at the usual hours morning and evening. Sun day school at 12 o'clock. The Gossiper. JAMES 0. BLAINE'S DKEAM. By Mark roo'ifoi, Marsi iUtSylll. Somewhere on this earthly planet, In the dust of flowers to lie, In the dew-drop, in the sunshine, Sleeps a solemn day for me. At this wakeful hour of midnight, I behold it dawn in mist, And I hear the men a-counting Through the darknes, hist! oh, hist! Iu the old and only White House, They are. counting very fast; Some one clears awny the entrance, And I see them near the last. As they stand with hats uplifted, Thinking nothing; of their heft, There's a cheer for Cleveland near nic, And a whisper, "Blaine is left." What can poets do, With the thermometer at ninety-two (irandeur in shirt sleeves, (inice with no cravat. Sublimity beneath a pulin lcaf hat? Love with no dickey! Beauty in a sweat! Truth at the pump with hands and forehead wet. Fame drinking soda! Glory with a fan, Passion asleep upon a cool divan; And Faith and Hope in wrappers throwing dice. To close the quarrel o'er a chunk of ice! tl. Y. ilotmes. About the funniest Indeed, the funniest statement we have seen made during the campaign Is tills made by the Peru Xetrif, postmaster Corwin's paper: In the speech made by G. D. Ladd, nom inating 51r. Haley, much stress was laid upon the statement that the Republican nominee had "liought" the nomination. Mr. Haley also, In his speech accepting the nomination, enlarged eloquently on the barrel" of his opponent. We are certain these gentlemen will feel sorry and hasten to aKilogize when we tell them, on the au thority of one of 5Ir. Plumb's intimate friends and most active managers, that the entire canvass did not cost the Colonel one cent I After hearing the many rumors adoat regarding the purchase of voters and delegates, we would hardly dare to publish this denial did we have a less reliable au thority; but coming direct from the man who would have handled a goodly share of the money, had these rumors been true we are certain he knows w hereof he speaks. We presume, of course, this w ill settle the question, anil the columns of this paer are freely offered to 51essrs. Ladd and Ha ley for the purpose of ajKilogizing. Tills is quite fine. Indeed, we had no Idea that Hib. had so delicate a smell for the humorous or the facility for saying funny things so double enderlike. Half his readers, we imagine, w ould not even suspect he intended to be funny. But he is, and so intended to be.of course. He would not have gall to attempt such wit In all se riousness even to the marines. Not cost Plumb a cent Well, Plumb and his friends must think his would-be constit uents area pack of damphools if they hope In all seriousness to have them believe that sort of a breeze. Billy Taylor tells a good one on himself at Mendota on Friday last. He was stand ing alongside of Carter Haralson review ing the grand torchlight procession when one of his old miner friends from La Salle caught sight of him, and cried out: "Three cheers for Billy Taylor and Curter Har rison I" They were given with a will, you bet. It w as suggested to Harrison that if lie behaved, Taylor would pall him through ih this county. Four years ago it was suggested by the curious as a coincidence that as Jas. A. Gar field had 20 letters in his name It indicated that he would be the 20th president of the U. S. It proved an omen, and he was elected 20th president of the U. S. Ches ter A. Arthur does not happen to have 21 letters in his name but be only by accident became president. It does happen how ever if Cleveland goes by the name of Ste phen (.rover Cleveland that his name is composed of 22 letters, and if the omen In Garfield's case is a precedent Stephen G ro ver Cleveland's name indicates that he w ill be the 22d president of the I'. S. ; and the omen is intensified in that it appears thaj Thomas Andrews Hendricks' name also contains 22 letters. The Princeton IltjiubHcan tells this on Judge Stipp this week: "At the present term of the circuit court Judge Stipp, who is noted both for his love of humor and his love of justice, was called upon to sentence a young man to the penitentiary, whom a jury bad found guilty of burglarizing a store. In doing so, the Judge gave the prisoner the usual goixl advice, saying that he hoped the young man, upon his liber ation from the penitentiary, would not be cast down and feel himself forever dis graced ; that he would avoid evil associ ates and ways and go back to his home and earn his bread by the sweat of his brow; that if he conducted himself well while in confinement be might be par doned out and restored to all his civil rights and that if he followed this advice he might become an honored and respected citizen. As the Judge concluded his remarks the prisoner replied: 'Your honor's advice is good, but not worth a dam for present use;' and retired it) custody of the sheriff amid tlio roar of laughter which followed the witty retort." The Journal will hereafter represent the Plumb faction in this county. 5Ir. Gentle man having pulled out, an editor will be ap pointed no doubt who will see that Plutnb is defended in good shape, and other candidates endorsed according to their means! Has the Board of Supervisors "got onto it" at last? "We want to know!" It would seem that they had; and after eight years they now announce that wdien the recorder, in making abstracts, (the fees for which art part of his emoluments,) employs a clerk paid by the county of La Salle, the moneys so earned shall be paid into the county treas ury! There is no objection to his making abstracts. His facilities for doing it are indeed considered in fixing his salary, which is lower than any of the other officers. The Board recognizes the fact that half the peo ple have in some mysterious way become fixed in the idea tbat an abstract signed and sealed by the recorder is a little better than that. made by a good lawyer or abstracter. It is not a whit better; sometimes is not so good as a careful lawyer's, but to good, inno cent people by the hundred it is better. So the recorder is expected to make a fat thing out of abstracts. In point of fact he does. lie has kept for years one man busy all the time and another man about half hit time making abstracts. Of course it's a good thing. Its a picnic, in fact. Half the poor devils of the legal fraternity in the county spend their spare time walking up and down Court street gazing at those busy abstractors aforesaid as a hungry tramp de vours a roast pig in the restauranter's win dow. Yum! Y um! And the beauty of it is, the county has paid and is to-day paying for the time of those men who are grinding out the silver cart-wheels for the recorder. The recorder should have "tumbled to him self" and paid that halt a man at least for appearance sake. Tam many kok Cleveland ! Friday eve ning of this week was fixed upon over a month ago as the date at which the Gener al Committee of Tammany Htdl should for mally announce to the world the position of that organization on the presidential question whether it would support Cleve land, Blaine, Butler, Belva Lockwood or somebody else or nobody. As preliminary to that meeting a meeting of the "rank and file" of the organization was called on 51 on day evening to instruct the " General Com mittee " in regard to the character of the " announcement " to be put forth on Friday evening. At this meeting John KeUy, Sen ator Grady, Cockran and tdl the leaders were present, Kelly occupping the chair. In spite of the intense heat the haU was crowded. Gen. Spinola ojened the busi ness at once by offering a resolution for the apoiutment of a committee to prepare an address to be issued by the General Committee on Friday evening announcing that Tammany would support Cleveland and Hendricks. Senator Grady and Cock ran were patiently heard in opposition to the reolutiou. John Kelly said nothing, and then put the resolution- to a vote when it was carried by a stentorian "Aye!" not three voices lieing heard in the "negative A committee consisting of pronounced Cleveland men were apjtolnted to prepare the address, John Kelly lieing added as one of its members. And thus ended the "Re volt of Tammany." The truth is, the Democracy of New York city ere united as onet man for Cleveland, and with the mighty accessions the party can safely count on from the Independent Republi cans and the Germans and Scandinavians, the Democrats talk of no smaller a figure