The Waynesburg Republican. (Waynesburg, Pa.) 1867-18??, March 17, 1869, Image 1

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Firat Terra, 44 Monday of April; Second
term, 2d Monday of June; Third term, 3d
Monday' of Septembers Fourth hirui, 3 J
Monday of December.
MYuulmt Jul:$. A. Gilroore.
' Atutiatt JudjfUt L Craft.
: - ; , ' Ooorjje lluakinson.
iJVeeAonorary J. T. Temple.
Sheriff H. B, Silvena.
Jicyiittr & U ojorJw Peter Drown.
Vieeuurerk. M. Bailr.
CommitiioiKrtJ. M. Norrit,
.. 4 I.J. Hupp,
,. t. M. McC'Iellnnd.
Ctar-tiF Comnthnnnm- Jesse Hill.
VormtrVim. 6tewart.
Auditor A. 0. Croa,
r- -. i J, Allmn,
' ''' 'Simon Kineliart.
DutrU Allwnty-D. K P. Haas.. . . ....
frV aKMMa ttltr,-
'. ! n ft lit W Henry Morria, -
0. VeaMle..
Ceiutfii Jiib. T. Hook, .......
,'i '' ' . J. 0. IliUiUia, Sec.
N. Clark, ' '' ,
, :-; 1). Haas, :
. ',:" ' , A. B. Mildred.
Juitictl of the l'tactVl. T. E. Wehb,
; JLl ! 1 K" mo ltutaltart. .
. ' JtVWiV-Rev.J.D.Powney.
V Jidhodut t'pitenpul lley. S Wakcaold, d.d.
. v Prubyltrian No Pastor.
. iVM-BCT. 1L K. CraiK. .
. . Cartiad frtw Rer. A. B. Mil-
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''"! - ' SCHOOLS
" Waynnburff Cvtttp Re. A. B.Miller,
. . Prae.) Prof. M..E. Oarriaon, Teacher of
'; - ' LMiuaxen; Prof, J S. Hughe. Teacherof
MaUienaao Mra. M. K. B. Miller, frin.
i , , alpal of Feaiala Dapartmet.t; Nita tuoy V,
' V In)thraii Teacher of Inetj omtnUil Musio.
' 'i '... Iiai 8A-VtQ& Ja,.lUaalMrl, Priav
'' Mtv0 l.'VH .. ' t "I .1'.. .
v. ;Et' f2A8.8WtVr,ION8,.:.v
Tton tadfra, I. O. of Q. T. wmta eTery
Hnadai avanln in AViUon'i Hall.
I, 0. of 0. F. Uoahimka Lodna meets eve
. - ty Saturday '"renin; WaynfieburR Lod)?e
tn.u everv.Taonlav aveninii.
. A. Y. M. LidRe maetaiyory Mondny be
fore ew Moon. , ,
, ., . , ' Foitmasttr Joneph Cooke.
" -Caraawlll boliisernsl In thla column nt
from K' M to 15 00, according to size. Tills U the
beat poaltloa lit Ufl'r- .
IRA ACIIOOPKR. d1r In Orocprloa, l'nxluco,
Con('tli'"erc. t lKiirn, Tolwevo, 4o., op-
n w Xinwc hmnriotor.
'klnct kpt and nuwle ti
of the wlebrnted Vfll-
. order. " A tun auppll
burg plowa.
' Fja, Iwlasd, Mauine akd Life ImuuAacR.
" ' Appllaalioliii'for Inanraaea In the leading and
. rotwl rollnlile lnnuriinue Unmpnulea in tltu tast,
' r vP.',V'"''' "''Tl.'t'.'t'Iil.'.NNIKKN,
fefrtoe In the Flrat Niitiouul Hunk llullillni,
gmu-ly Wayueaburg. l'u.
Mpchnnlca' How
IT .
, above M. K. Church, Wuyucnbiva, Pa..
Htovoa of every aire nnd kind,
pouting kept and put up. ltnpnlnng done at
auy tlinnnml ul Low Huti'ii.
Beniemour the plueo. March V"-1y
J AS. N. MlIl.Klt,
All ktlldiof Pollclea Issued, llnttia low. Ilt)i
tlw Uaah, and the Cosh aud Note Kystcma
.."'.1)RY GOODS.
m iluln Street, Opposite tho Grcuo House,
Foreign and Domestlo O mmIh, IlnoU nnd Hhoci),
tueenwaro, , Country l'roduce taken.
aWFrl eci to null tho tlmca. a liec.U-tf.
On Main street, near Ilraden'a. Itvcry kind of
Men ami Hova' Clothing. Mnterlnl kept tind
made up on abort notice and reasonable terms.
-Cuttlng dono.-t Uoo. VUS-ly.
Harness, Raddlea, Bridles and everything In
lila line kept and made to order. Muln street,
opposite the Worley House.
.r Prices low.-aa DeaJVes-ly...
on' Block, Main Street, Wuyncsburg Ta.
Fvery kirid f -bye 'muffs. Faterft MeillVlnea,
' OHa, ralnta. Brushes, Spengea, Lamps, ftc.itc.
ftVPresorlptlona carefully aompouadcd.'fct
islnew, pertnlnlng to th
itptly, Ulltoe with P.
or the Court House.
the ofllea attended to
A. 'I elegrapn Co.,
May lfc '60-ly.
.'BAItT, ;'-"... ", ".' "
An araggT, orrouTi cooat bousb.
' i'J7,i ' :t ' T"-
YTaana on ' hafiAs nfwava a choice and aeleetna.
aortment of Watehea'and Jewelry. Repnlring
done at the lowest rutca. ;i:ei-iy.
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biALaam books' akd atAfiomr,
Wall Paper. Window Paper. Ao.
nnolcenr at) aliat
stli constant)
Bundny Hohool
Mra. Rush'abullillng, former!
v on bund, room In
lyoooupled by Cot
,Pa. terell A Tavtor, waynosburg.
. juay v, 'OD-iy.
, I
yMnj,W'Wir V. t-'J..d '
Opens. o'clock A M.
Closes ...,.J o'clock P K.
DIrKDlTI)AY,1.....v....J.. TUESDAys.
D. Boaaa, tWt, 1 - J.C. FLnRiau.iaabler,
It, Fbaiik, riaumixaw, Awlstant Oaihlar.
TbUtHfim, heeelplr; refurnished and
itngeoaavynt -i m rmpmHir u mnn
a i or
ing ail wsoisu. vnaigve nwtme,
: : :
J AS. X. MILLER, - ' ' a fkie.nd or tir whoi.e itcmax race.
vol. xir.
' :?trsf..
A wretch whoalopt In an Edltor'a bed one
night during hla ahaenca, gut off the following:
I alept In ar adltorltiwl laat nlihl.
And oiIihm may aay what they pleoee;
I any thrre'a quo editor In the world
Thut ourtaluiy taki'S hla oaae,
Wlii-n I thought of my bumble cot awuy,
could not tnpiw'H a algb; '
But I llmualit, aa I rolled In the fo.ilhcry noali
lluw euilly editon lib.
The c.l I tor came back, picked up hla "atiok,"
and ahargtMl back as fnllowa :.
The chap whc rou him rutted here.
And kit hli corY bidalnd.
Fur a bud imphuwioh ahuuld be Lorgr.D up,
Ai the cut la most unkind.
Ih'hold a pruuf of how ha lit
Ju tko uiiirntng he wont away,
And llkemuny tlmt iwean Kdltur'a ihent,
Jliuforgottun hlablll to pity.
'' ' TH FaStk.' J' '
',.'; ''.ri'Wr.. M :', !:
llauyaycarliilnlUaravai- ,,
einre I eroaaud ttiri reatlcu wave ( '
A nd the evening, fair aa aver, ; .-'
.Bhlnoa ou ruin, rook and rlvar. '
Then, In thlt nme boat, bealde,. , ',
Httttwo suiurudwi, old nod tried ( , , i "
One with all a futuur'e truth, '.
One with all theflreof youth. .'
Onoon earth Imllcncd wrought, ' ,
And hi grave In lllmtoe nuglit; . i
But Hit youngur, brighter form
I'liucd In buttle und In llorm. .'
8, when'er I lurn in ey H
Hack upon tlieditya koae by, J ' L
Huldculng Ihoughta of frlenda eomeo'erme,
Krlonda who closed their ooiine befora ma.
Yet what blnda ua,' friend to friend,
Hut thut soul wHhaoul can blend t ;
Hotil-llkeworethuiiedayiofyoret . .
' Lot ua walk In aonl onee morel y- '. "'
Take, O boatman, thrloe luy"taa, .k"
Taka I give It willingly; -. ,
For, Invlalbly totheo, , , . ' , .,',' '
Bplrita twain liavoorouod,Wttt ma, j,V ,.
"iJ-Tir coiumunlcntloua Ui thla f&iwrtmeiil
nuiMt in. itdilniwed a follow t. "(.klurattloiuai
dpartiuiAt llcpublliian, WuyncsbuiK, l'a."
";Totc!tei for thri'o or four years will
probably prove beneficial to any com
petent person, , Tha novelty of phore
will retain its frtgrinou comparatively
well, for the length of tinio, The an
cient saying, disdmus ducendo, will
continue to have force. Suggestions
of new iileiw will not fail to meet the
teacher in tho yearly round. Pupil
development will not, in that time,
come to be the fixed standard from
wli'eiv tojjidgeVfrrHM4Hj,MpflcUyr
The childlike will not; by tho law of
imitativencss, mako tho teacher's char
acter childish. Iusiirht into the needs
of pupil-character, for its regulation,
will not settle upon lifeless and arbi
trary truisms to be doled out, well or
ill-stated as "wiso saws and modem
instances" to "young teachers" in pri
vate talk, or from the lecture-stand.
It will do any young person good, wc
say, to. teauh few year after gradu
ating. The process will opportunity
for agrnd review of at tidies, and coin
niuiiic.ition will open up viivas never
before within ken.
IJtit beyond this brief period lies the
imminent risk ot becoming stiiltilied
and mcciiauiifed. mo leat-ner is mu
to move in a circle. Year lifter year
he is drawn into the same round of
Attention toacirciiimcribed variety of
duties which at length lose their uov-
lty-nnd life, and produce a rellex ae-
tiouupon liim to make him lifeless and
We deal in facts. Our object is not
to smooth over, but (ind relief. Some
thing ought to be dono to change the
linoof the teacher's tread, out ot tho
circle into directness. Ho needs to
goon, ever on, through regions ever
new, toward the unreachable horizon.
rVnd not for his sake alone, but for the
sake of thcyoiing generation that
coine. under his direction. Where
men tread ever in a circle, we may be
sure that thero is something wrong
which may be righted.
J n the caso of tho teacher, wo bo-
lieve that the righting will bo found
to consist in the study of tho laws of
the mind in relation to its receptivity
and development, the laws which de
termine thegrowth of, the. body, the
right' (raining of the' bodily' powers
a'vd senses, and finally, the needs of the
world of men. Tliesejmist bo recog
nized, and systcmized and regarded in
teaching, as they never have "been by
the mass of teachers, jior even wifl be
until teachers, as a class, cease to con
sider themselves competent to teach as
soon as,thcy know what it is in the
text-books they expect to use ; and are
no longer satisfied with plodding their
little round, year ofter year, asthougt
htsslynsa mill-horse turning a mill.
' It is in Vain to Iook , to Normal
Schools for the needed reform at
least, at present. Their true work
they have scarcely yet ' began. ' They
must be academics, consequently can
not be true ''Normal Schools. ' Thoy
cannot develop and teaoh the philoso
phy of education, so long as their time
fa taken up with theaohing text-book
Nor would puiiils, ignorant of the el
ements of instruction and the simplest
mcthotUof teachings (and of such a
class aro Normal students usually), be
competent to consider the philosophy
of human development, if the Normal
professors were competent to teach it.
Tho time will como, we trust, when
Normal Schools will be able to do
this their truo work; meanwhile the
young teacher (and tho old too, for
that matter) who aspires to bo a true
teacher, must work out his own inves
tigations. As a contributor to a late
number of the MioMgnn Teacher ro
marks; ' ,
."Teachers must read more, think
LiijuM iieMiita nifr. Eduotiena44
should I eVn. ..t C ......
and theif thoughts cre,V.!y v
tested, and appropriated. . Noor, ,
be a respectable teacher unlssa to
a growing teacher) he can hot
unless be Winifc and Mudy i and '
very best thought food for the tea: ,
especially theinoxpericnoea one, L C:
printed experienocd, observation, aril
reflection of his aouiora io th prof. .
ion just as in law, njedicltipyilloolc,
and everything pise, that lias eiior.'.
worth and merit to be respectful and
respected, It Is a shame to any teach
er tot to reaf.1 several educational pe
riodieala r it U a greater' sliame to - lit
beginner hot to begin with lajirtj ia
a store of educational supplie In the
nature of educations!
to live; (professionally) and grow ; ,t
is a shame to every toaohor not to be
gathering aroniid him an educational
library as a kind of professional treasure-house
whence he may on occasion
bring forth treasures uew and old.
Educational Monthly, 1 ;,'
; i ' t Fur the KsfCBMCAK.
. '., FK01I TUB WEST.
Town of Viy Itonlep Polities Vrlnrl.
petlonianin sunn p-"iiai weai
aud "I be M eat " Emigration, e.
' ' Vevay, Ind., 1 '
March 3, 18G0. ;
This place on the Ohio, seventy-five
miles below Cincinnati, is of Swiss
origin, as its nairle implies. Among
it4Kulv'-t)4cminUf tvlrALQiim ttv t0
Mississippi and Opio and dotted their
shores with settlements.' there, were
many from tho little Republic of
Switzerland, sonio of whom found
their way to this locality, thinking it
well adopted to vino culture. They
tt , .. ... .. 1 i mi
called it Picw DWiizcrianu. ine
country still bears a part of the name.
Thriftily grow the village to almost its
.present size at thu date of the admis
sion of Indiana as a State in 1816.
Like many other towns it has been
exposed to the never resting waves of
civilization, but their dcjiasils liave
not increased it to any great extent. Its
present population is fifteen hundred,
perhaps, but the western style of buil
ding gives much more compxss to their
towns than ulticcs of like size in the
cast. It is the capital of Switzerland
county, and as such, has the necessary
appendages, Court IIouso &e. A
rcatcr part of tho hay grown on the
surrounding couutry is shipped at this
point for Now Orleans, nnd, (what
may seem strange,) to Pittsburgh and.
intermediate places. ITay, for case of
Transportation, is "baled," compressed
into square bulks of 350 to 400 pounds
weight. Every farmer of means owus
his own hay press by which they add
materially to' tho price per ton.
shall describe a press, perils, at some
futuro time. . '
I'outica liore on the bonfeir is
somewhat in favor of tljju. Republicans
and the contiguity of Kentucky offers
every facility for importation during
election times. Kentucky seems to be
a never failing well of Democracy,
from which adjacent States can draw
at pleasure. - The Republican candi
date for Congress in this District,'
Lamb, was defeated iu this way lost
October, by Ilolman, Democrat, not
withstanding the District was largely
Republican at the election previous,
With the baldness of tho thing so ap
parent, there is justice in the indigna
tion of her citizens, that , their defeat
by fraud should go out to the nation
as a Democratio victory. Lverythin
is so still now yon would hardly know
two political parties are in existence,
Very llttlo is said one way or the oth
er; whether all havo resolved to be
benefitted by the example of the chain
pion of silence remains to be develop
ed by the' next' contest.' : Some are
pleased that tho 4th of' M.iriJi is near
at nana, because, as Uicy soy, "Unau
will have to say. twnriAfn ttc7i''ond
as conjecture, is, pleasant, -foro thought,
they haye doubtls canvassed the in
auguratioa 'paeohl'.wiUi 'reepeot to
khtota aid' aridity; ' Aside
from Lincoln's tyi. installation, the
nation haa no vers 'tiled tho inaugu
ration of any Fitment with such gen-
erul anxiety as th
pof Ulysses Grant.
Good citizens, of
I parlies, hope for
3r national difficul-
the unraveling ofj
ties, by diplomacy
if possible, if not,
let the sword be n
lied to the Gordian
knot. A cerLiinl class exists who
would rather the 4 (Acuities' of the past
eight years shouhl remain unhealed
and a second nature between the
Executive and lyslat! ve powers of
the nation be tlicjpulraination of last
November's victory and tha destruc
tion of the nobleparty that saved us
a Union. . Jt tfioin hope their worst,
t'-a It 'Hot
T Iu. Butlor, the
' tcy,'and other bottled
4 c ..rry.
- '' 3ubject,slightly have
r r
peuomaniar it is a
long standing in .our
J recently been import
j, The contagion has
i; tills every hamlet in
1 the latoness of its in
1 14 caused by the sight
tandem with an in
novel suspended over
for a seat, and an
i-und two cranks on
The first symptom is
yanr.self on the scoop,
he cranks, grasp the
; .j I lt1 yur "nud.
Xhitfti fullmfud try a convulsive
n7;.T.-- -,!flcg8 and a desire to
do soraBthing with the iron arrange
ment. I You do aoHKiiinjp and imme
diately loMjnattcortsclousncss of ever
having dono anything, i If upon the
application of saj volatile, you are re
stored to a nornitl condition, and de
sire to taste the 'Isweet deliverance" of
another roomeht,'youra i a severe case
of vekicopcdomai (ia, and tho best thing
to be dona is to tiake application for
admission tosoiio asylum yet to be
established for tho special benefit of
such unfortunate. Thero aro many
however who, enjight np by inspira
tion without triliulation, wield a great
Influence over thrf'maohine' directing
it carcfully and Skillfully along the
hfac ..tVt!
crowds and roiiwt angles witn a jrrnoe
unapproachable, ff we may except tho
steel-shod skater.)
An epidemic real in effect, ami fear
ful to many, has for some months boon
ravaging Cincinnati and tho adjacent
listricts. I speak of the small-pox.
The city press has been so silent on
the subject that it is impossible to ap
proximate an estimate of the extent of
its ravages. That many havo perish
ed and many nioro been prostrated
there can bo no denial. It is about
ubilued at the present, and trado and
travel seem to be stimulated in propor
tion. Had tho truo state ot affairs
been known when the discaso was at
its height, Cincinnati might have ex
perienced an exodus and isolation
extremely detrimental to her paople
aud her interests. ' For this iVwa"s
carefully and silently trea,terv2-and
shall we not sav mcscIv
It is a fact, noticeable to every ob
server tlmt the limit whoro "out West"
ends arid." the West begins is not ue-
fincable by nqy geographical outline.
it is analogous in subtlety to the qucs-
tiiV$liere shall we fix the period of
ma'ifs rcsrwigfbility as ;a free agent?
Tho jury that rendered the memorable
verdict, "sane the mqment before pressi
ing the trigger, insane the moment of
pressing the trigger, sane th'toment
after the shot was fired," itiat-ho CoW J
Hiscock murder castfMast winter, raiguVj
determine the exactlongitude and de
gree matbing the two confines of the
two sections, but I cannot think of any
one el8eahor,v .of Omnipotence, w
cbuldvQoing out West" is usedHs
patent here as in Western Pennsylva
nia, and, indeed, there seems to be the
same restlessness amnng the people.
The great diorama of the West allures
by its grand aess and by tho beautiful
colors and rich tints given it by the
tongues and pens and. pencils of those
feet have pressed her luxuriance ud
whose eyes have beheld the vast sub
liinity of her prairies . and mouutains.
The Opening of theEacifio railroad the
coming Summer, will set a enrrent of
emigration toward the Gem of the
Slope that will make live her fastness
es and waste placea. Where, nsxt?
When the looocootivennd train rattles
among tho cliffs of the Sierras, and
village church spires point heavenward
by Oregon's and Idaho's mountain
strerims; when the vjogbf the lumber
man is heard fur, up on, '.the fellow-
stone aud tha bead watars-of tha Co.
lumbiaj where, then, shall . tha : vr.
lasting ' spirit ' of American' 1 ImHifoto
ptal - ahape jtt ' way? " Viriry, Oh,
Yankee I we are led to exclaim of thee
as of tho Athcniaiis of old, "per Ur-
arum orban tui Jactu pro vutximis -
tiranf ur "
- For the Kkpublican.
raosTni irui,
It Ntret II Maawa Vrmn Mi4imtn ta
Inillnnapolia A Talkatlva lHaaMger
'(sm." llaitdrteha iMftlailapiolU, Us
Depot, TtlKniitblsmsiiil flan l.egl.
Inlaro "Uuau-l"lhe New t'raaMesit,
Indianapolis, Ind., V
March 8, 18C9.
Tho weather clerk is distwsed to
give us another installment of winter,
although' the time is past when it
should have been. Rnow full in con
siderable quantities last week and
again wo had the merry jingle of the
bells for a short time oniy.-ifuw
the ground is baro. and looks sterile
enough to suit the most melancholy.
The city of Madison, on the Ohio in
this State, wore a sepulchral polor
and stillness at 5 o'clock A. M., on
Tuesday last, as the train for Idianap
olis mounted the steep blufls that over
look tho town and river. So wrapt
and profound whs tho silence it was
easy to imagine the clank of tho cars
the protest of gnomes whoso domain
we invaded. Four or five miles from
the river the country assumes iu prop
er level, and wo tlash on through
snow-laden forests nnd wide reaches
of prairie land. Tho sun rolls up
grandly above the horrizon, and dart
ing his quivers of light across wood
and field, tints all with a raollow
lustre. Our conductor, long, lunk
and awkward, a perfect specimen of
tho genus ' West, observes , to a lady
possonger that "it is a nice morning 1"
Slio knows it, of course, and follows
up this hint for a chat until she ex
hausts the subject and flics oft onto her
family relations and was going on to
tell when the entrapped conductor
imagines "a station just ahead !" That
was a talking machine he sprang and
must run down before she could stop,
so tho ear had tho benefit of the ro
maiudcr of her conversation, addressed
apparently to , a fellow traveler.
Things unimportant to enter here and
which I should havo mado no note of,
said she "always liked Dill, but he
was high tempered 1"
At Greenwood, twenty miles from
Indianapolis, a Western Pennsylva
nitui got on the train, aud sitting be
side him I plied my questions concern
big the country, ho having lived in
Hoosicrdom since '39. Land in his
part was worth $100 per . acre. Far-.
mers raise stock of all kinda.rainr-'
largo and small, fruit nor "so good.
Soil from eighteen inches to three feet
thick, black loam. Fever nnd ague
scarce TluB last, however may be
fondly pporYophizcd ns that famJkis
myth who is 'Jt
" So far nnd jot so near."
On? mile and a half Out from In.
diaunpolis on the road is the late U. S,
Senator Hcndruik's residence, look
ing, through' fhe'rif'ts Iu the smoke
from tho locomotive, to bo a comforta
bio place ; not nirish, in tho hifalutin
sense, but nestled away among a clump
of trees presenting in its face the home
of refinement. I cannot tell you the
secret of, "Tom" Hendrick's favor
among Indianians, but ho has an en
viable popularity with all pnr&jtjjticrc,
that, as a Democrat, is unoxpHinable
any other way tl'iau. abutting him as an
' i! 1- lU.'l!. 1 .
escepiiou iu uie general wau-
The suburbs of IndianatisiTs ,
uninviting in appearance, .biiildfngs
mall and of wood. I aliSiilciU from i
the train in, a depot that is alflionor to
anvpjty, capacious, clean, with every
mofferh convenience and but a short
walk to the business centre. Nine
railroads centre here. The first thins
that strikes the attention of the stran
ger ou tho sidewalks of the city is the
width of, its thoroughfares and the
beauty in its plan of construction.
The centre of the city is a circle, des
tined to be a park at some future day.
Street terminate at and pass this circle
at right angles to each other, extend
ing to the outskirts at all points of the
compass, and at the nrglea of the four
central blocks four avenues radiate
diagonally to tho perimeter of an out
er Circle, imaginable any wlicre iin tha
suburbs. . Street tramways run down
each avenue and along the four sides
of tho quadrilateral they converge up
on, makiiig tho transit easy and heap
to any section of the city, u When .the
war broke out Indianapolis had about
twenty thousand iuhabitnnts; now its
population numbers bcaelaitty.thour
sand" Business blocks oouunue to go
np, fine in eTWappartenance. All
irr aillalihav premt StaUi" CapiUl if
Indiana. is, pkbapa ' iie handwmest
mland city la'ths Uoittd States.
NO. 3S).
The Capitol building, howovor, is
looking badly; the cement with which
an appearance of frecntoue has been
given it, is Ciljiug off, making it ex
ternally vory. shabby. Tho large
square upon which it stand's would be
pretty in summer dress. I noticed tho
State arras, a canvass painting put in
rtlievo nbovo the entablature of tho
Tuscan poly stylo that forms one front
of tho building, was failed and torn,
a very good type of tho rest!iit dis
ordered condition of tho Indiana Leg
islature. '
Your renders have already, doubt -
less, been apprised of tho resignation
of the Democratio members of that bo
dy to su ch extent as to deprive each of
a imirnm, - Iimnw th. IItew. 1J
made tho Suffrage Amenilment to the
Federal Constitution tho order of the
aftornoon ol thu 4th inst. They (the
Democrats) snuffed tho African in the
breeze, caucused the night of the 3rd
and in tho morning took their place in
the lobby instead of on the floor, thus
stopping tho legislative machinery of
tho State government, nnd leaving ev
erything that depends upon appropri
ations, publio asylums, educational in
stitutions, etc., in chaotic confusion.
This will result iu an extra expense to
tho Suite of about $150,000 00, and
to tho counties whoso' representatives
resigned each an extra sum of $1,000 00
for special elections, which the Gov
ernor has already ordered for the 23d
inst. Three Democrats in the Senate
and iivo in tho House held their scats.
The secret of this is that they came
thero with small majorities and were
afraid to throw up for fear they could
not bo re elected. I was on tho floor
of the Scnato shortly after the fihaeo
occurred and, through the courtesy of
a friend, was presented-to several of
the members of both parties, with
whom 1 conversed on tile subject.
The resigned members wem confident
of coming back with increased major
ities, but Hon. W ill. Cuinback, Lieu
tenant Governor, and President of the
Senate, says just as confidently that
some of them will not como back nt alt.
If they had any .other motive than
Trrmwing'-tlllligs. U. ooufusioii, why
did notjill resign ? It is impossible for
inc, in this letter, to etitargo upon this
rebellious act of u rclicllious minority
to tho full extent I should like. Iu it
wo can see. aaoUiicr ebullition of Dem
ocratic hatrJH to representative govern
ment, profligate expenditure ot public
money by their reckless leaders, with
out any other cause but that the Leg
islature proposed to consider,',tho prop
osition of extruding suffrage to nil
citizenajjf tuotato. .
Griifp' irirrWgiiral address is well
received here. His Cabinet appoint
ments are generally liked. From the
favor the new administration is accord
ed in all parts flfltho Union, may we
not nugur well Sfits future?
Thr correspondents have ascertain
ed something ' reliable' as well as
decidedly interesting nbout general
Grant. , Thc,following is wabundantly
vouched fort'; Senator Patterson Wsjjt
to sea General Gpint' during tho hours
in winch visitors are received, lieu-
eral Grant looked at him without
speakinjx a word of recognition. When
Mr. Patterson came nearer ho turtiI
away with the utmost iudiuorehcJ.i
Senator Patterson of course left very
eooii. lo our in uVnant inquiries, it
was only replied that it was tho great
ox, General Grant, which tho Sena
tor went to see. '
We should accustom, ourselves to
view thoso above ut -without admira
tion or envy, and never look upon
those httlow us with contempt. Little
souls worship grandeur i without re
flecting that admiration is due only
to virtue and croodness. 'Let not the
pomp which surrounds the great mis
lead your understaudingr The prince
so magnificent in the splendor of his
Court, appears behind the curtain but
a common man. .Irresolution and care
hunt him as well aa others, and fears
lay hold of him, though surrounded
by his guards, ;! ) .i ni 'i i
,j m m '. ' h
; Tub supreme court has . decided
against the celebrated acceptances of
John B. Floyd, Secretary of ar un
der James BuchsnariVadmirilstration
twoW tliij Justices dissenting." It will
be recollected that 'these acceptances
,wcr'e isstterjf literally by the 'ream, and.
were v tuuusuuua ui kibuub.
.'i(M tyi' coiiri'dcclded tbom'fo(Wvjal-,
id, 'there woiild, Save been Vo ' erioV to
the rnsfi'upon flie'Treasurytt is esti
mated that very many niillions oij dot
lars have thus been aved.
Xervnas of Advertla(aE
. . -. ASO . - , -
jos Hoaa ..
AovrwrrWntTUia-teatM Mpr-Aara
for three Insertions, or lean, and SO resile pa
qnara tor each additional roaerUon ftea naeg
ar lessof tklaryp dtmntod a avuw)' i t .
BnnNi4 Nonets Mil under UelieVul6f local
newawlllbaehargad lnvartabtg lOenstaallaa
for each rnsrrtlask .
A Utiensl daditatkin made parWma adrertla.
Ing by We , eerier, balf-yaar or year., aporlal
noUcaa caargMi one-bu mure than regular ad
varUaamenta. . . . . .
Jon PkintixO of every kind In Plain and Fan
cy colors; Rand-hllla, tUonka, Cards -Faatphleta
4c, ot every varlily and stylo, printed at Ua
shortest notice. .
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UY CUAKIS it. t'AMH, . .. , ,'.
Fiint, (tcncml Grant will be Pros!- ,
dent in fact as well, ns in aaia. ':. is
we have won, he never was a man to
hesitate about exproining any amount
of power that might be ootifided to
him. ; In Jackson's plui ho might
not havo suid, VI take tho res(oiMibiI
ity;" but ho would have taken U,nov
crthuluss, and said nothing kbotit if
Kvcu ouo of his associates in tho Ga
leua hnttlier store understood bis w
culiarity well enough to give flowa
or Yates of Illinois, who had confcsacd
his inability to get at tlw special m
paeitie c,r "thU"iCiiptaiu Grant, the
following good advices "The wa,ro
deal with him is to ask him no ques
tions, but simply w&n htm to duty,
Ho will obpy promptly"' The jmo
plo -have now summoned this, saiuo
prompt ofilcer lo bo President of the
United Slates, and that, ho will be
If any individuala high in poBiUtjou
orprono to intriguu indulge thu hope
of managing or improperly influene-
ing Mr. Johnson's successor, If only
remains for them; seeing how blind
they have been to tho plainest pogea of .
recent history, to take a lesson or. two
in tha school of experience nnd pay
their tuition. ' ' ;. 1 I',1
Secondly, it is but a rcosonalo cal"
dilation that Gen, Grant, in the iis
clnirge of tho duties of the Presidency
will win a substantial success not tirj-
suited to his martial rcpowniV lndceJi
.' .1 m ., . , ' . '
iiiiio-iciiciis oi uiodo, who iiavejxtaap
uboyc the folly of confounding the gift
popular oratory with executive talent
conoodo already (hat lie : has all 'thtf
main requisites for administering (ho
affairs' of the country nt this fifuc,
cept,' possibly1, 'tho Informatioil'deflYetl
from long civil experience.' Ills ger
eralshlp reveals grfvcrnlng ability of
tho highest order, circumspection only
matched by energy ,' and an unerring
faculty for selecting the right mon fojr
subordinates.' As to tho imssible de
ficiency alluded to-ni'i J we must
wavs bear in mliid thai there ia no
- -1-... -ffk ir--.
sijccint iiauiniir w;ntiui ior rue I real- -
iionny ucncrai untnr, is me, sou ot
itis time, and, tlionglt he may not lid
learned iu the statesmanship of books,
ho comprehends his own age. Startjnj
with that political frttfta., rtwaijitj'
mind of an army ( officer having real
ly voled but once betura tho warrior
iucliananj) and having always rcgrct-
ed that, he enjoyed tho excellent priv
ilege ol having, nothing to unlearn.
Tho crisis found .him without preju
dices, and betook .in all its 0100100117
lispassionnlely as comprising the true
situation with which he was to deal.
Even that conservative bias, of . which'
a few good Republican supporters are'
still absurdly suspicious,, was fai hi
favor, for while it has been obscived, that)
the descent from youthful liberalism,'
has often been as swift and extreme aft'
the npostacy of u Strafford, the contra-'
ry tendency, us illustrated in the lives'
of men like Peel and Gladstone, give
the finest fruits of gcuuino, progress ,
Hence it happened, that, while auti-
slavery men of many years' standing.
were worryingovcr the future relations .
of tho institution they had bo Joug
fought and feared, Grant calmly foro-;
saw and announced its extinction; and',
more than thaf, every stage of tho ex;
tingtiishiiig process can now bo traood
in bis military orders, iu, advance of.
the action of Congress and of tJic.Exec-t
ii ti vc. The same reniurk may be made .
respecting the reconstruction piillcy oT ."
tha Government; its germs" are all ty,
be found iu the record - of Jiis fiekt ,
measures, while toward the maturing (
of that policy he gave his vaued ppua;
sols and his piofouudest sympatltjcflri
Of all the great questions which appear';
to demand sctllenientuuriug ,the (ini
coming administrationit may bft Uu-,
ly said athat none are older .thau Gcnfj
eral Grant's public life, : whjle most
have already .touclicd him at many
points in his career, and engaged, his,,,
earnest attention. ; For the last three ,
years in particular, he has reflected, up., ,
on 'the political juncture, pcrhapt
with prescience that he would be call-,
ed to deal with it practicably; he, has
conferred with the acutest statesmen of A
the day, and. has, mingled wUh ,hjt
countryioan in every part of the Union. -t
It would not be straoge, therefore, if
the whole situation, bearing upoftj tne
Presidency, romprisirj policies, tem ,
and raeasbrasj .sbpulobe at this mo-
ment as accurately mapped put b,jf et
mind as' were his great) campaign! fee-i,
fore be fought' them the, Jtd,"n4,,;
should be followed, by tiatiooa. rtsolai :,
harfjly ' ieeqiKl '. in ,, nlatA&miie 4
kohlhly for Mareh. "
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