The Beaver radical. (Beaver, Pa.) 1868-1873, February 07, 1873, Image 4

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' 'Friday Moraind, February 7, 18T3.
The times are optof joint, Po
litical and social circles are agitat
ed from ; center : .circumference,
and the whole, stirred,;
by some recuperative moral force.
The corruption of the’ Tammany
Ring brok& out like a had *ssre and
baa been sloughed offo / The Credit
Slobilier is another indication of
the purifying processes. The
«r and Tilton scandal has reveale^f
glimpses of social impurity that so*|
eiety is afraid to have aragged it*
the light. In Louisiana; such a con
dition of things has been reached
that it is doubtful whether any Re
publican form of government re
mains to the people, while in sev
eral other States the matter is not
much better. In the North, by
• means of Congressional investiga
tion, the Kansas Senatoral election,
individual instances of bribery and
corruption have been disclosed that
are simply astonishing, until the
people are almost afraid to look into
the morning papers for fear of read
ing‘other more crushing exposures.
What does it all mean? Whither
are we drifting ? When such Chris-
tian statesmen as Vice President
Colfax, Senators Pomeroy and Pat
terson, Judge Kelley, James Brooks,
Dawes, of Massachusets, and others
of less note fall before the mammon
of unrighteousness, who then, we
may anxiously Inquire, is safe ? and
what shall be the remedy for all this?
The men above named are among
the best in the nation in morality,
mental ability and general accom
plishments, and if they could not
resist the temptation of soiling their
reputations by taking Mobilier
stock, the people will despair of
finding any who, under similar cir
cumstances, will do better. The
fault lies deeper than in individual
weakness or cupidity; it inheres in
our methods and the looseness of
public morals. Money brings influ
ence and respectability to men, ir
respective of the means by which it
was acquired. Material interests
are pushed ahead out of all propor
tion to the moral development of the
people. The sense of honor and
honesty are blunted, and greed, av
arice cupidity are as keen as a Da
mascus blade. Individuals differ in
these respects, Jbut the difference is
of degree, not of kind, and those
only are hekt to be unfortunate who
are caught iq wickedness and
exposed. The church Is no better
off. Its seCist, unwritten history, if (
uncovered, Would, we presume, ■
show that the same materialism is
dominant within the sanctuary that
rales so vigorously in the State.
Church and State are so intimately
related that the morality of one will
not be far in advance of the other.
The recent disclosures of moral cow-
ardice, hypocrisy, infidelity, bri-
bery, corruption on a large scale are
certain symptoms of disease in the
body politic, and the disclosures or
eruptions are an effort of nature to
purify the system.
ful signs and we believe in letting
in the light. The Woodhulls. the
Ameses and the Yorks are useful
creatures, for by means of such as
these nothing that is now hid shall
remain covered up, that is necessary
to a fall understanding of what is
going on, both in morals and politics.
It would be a singular turn of
events if these recent disclosures of
corruption were the beginning of a
political revolution ta place woman,
the superior sourcd'of moral power,
on an equality, politically, with man.
There must bo* introduced some
power into the management of
Governmental affairs that will sup
plant the now dominant material
tendencies of which man is the
natural representative. But just
drew that new energy shall be in
troduced, and the public conscience
renewed, is now a matter of con-
jecture. It doubtless is true that
women have not yet conceived the
things that are in store for them,
that now they are reluctant to enter
upon a larger sphere of usefulness;
-but the time may soon come when
the necessity of preserving this
£lorious inheritance of freedom will
f ' *
These are hope-
politics, in orders by their superior
choice, to secure freedom .fro m lin
minent peril, and reconstrhct our
institutions upon an enduring ba
sis. . Vf hat shall be, doth not appear;'
but we will see what we will see.
There seems to be no doubt that
Senator Pomeroy, of Kansas, was
defeated in the Kansas Legislature
in the' contest for United Stated
Senator, by making inSe of corrupt
means to secure his election. ; Ac
cording to,Senator York, a Republi
can member of the State Senate,Pom
eroy made a bargain wlih him for
|slPo(|4o Uti&ort,., pay
ill next
:4ftnr he had''
|M|| Iriigaui was.
entered loco on the part of Senator
York for the purpose of disclosing
the affair in ; the Legislature, and
thus accomplish Pomeroy’s defeat.
The plot was well planned and exe
cuted. ‘
York went to Topeka as a strong
anti-Pomeroy man, was persuaded
to have an interview with him in
the presence of others, and the con
versation turned upon the Ross let
ter, York putting the question di
rect, “Did you or did you not, Mr.
Pomeroy, write the letter signed
with your name and directed to W.
W. Ross, and having reference to
certain profits in Indian goods ?”
After some evasion he answered,
“I did not write the letter,” where
upon in an outburst of indignation
York called him an infamous scoun
drel or the worst defamed man that
ever stepped on Kansas soil, and the
interview abruptly ended. A day
or so afterward he was importuned
to accord Mr. Pomeroy a private
interview, and after consulting with
his friends in the capacity of a self
constituted detective, he met him
secretly at the Tafft House, where
the bargain as above stated was
made,the disclosure of which “knock
ed the noise cut” of Pomeroy’s pros
pect to be United States Senator for
the next six years. Notwithstand
ing, Senator Pomeroy has in a card
to the public asked a suspension of
judgment, there appears to be but
little doubt as to the truth of the
charges, and Senator York’s disclo
sure and speech made such an im
pression upon the legislature that
only a few had courage enough to
give Pomeroy a vote, if any others
felt so inclined. His defeat was sim
ply crushing, and the means used,
though those of the secret service,
were perhaps under the circumstan
ces not only justifiable but honora
ble, at any rate they have the merit
of being well adapted to the end
Thb Republican party is under
obligations to improve the civil ser*
vice and elevate the standard of po-
litical morality.
justly hold their representatives ac-
countable for the manner in which
they discharge their public duties in
these respects. In Congress and in
the several State Legislatures the
Republican party is fulfilling its
pledges, and going forward tri
umphantly in the work of purifica-
tion and reform. Kansas has made a
record of which any State might
well be proud, and her Senator York
deserves the applandits of his party
as well as of the whole nation for
his successful strategy and splendid
integrity displayed in this Senatori-
al contest.
It is stated that President Grant
has assured a delegation of south
erners, that after the adjournment
of Congress he will make an ex
tended Southern tour, visiting
Richmond, Raleigh, Columbia,
Charleston, Mobile and New Or
leans, returning by way of Memphis,.
Nashville and Louisiana. Such a
‘‘swing around the circle” would af
ford the President many advantages
for gaining political information In
regard to some of the Southern
States that he otherwise could not
gel. "
The condition of Southern poli
tics is not very encouraging, to say
the least, and if General Grant, by
visiting the Southern people and
conversing with them, can do any
thing towards restoring peace, and
bringing order out of chaos, then
a tour, such as he is said tocontem
plate, will result not only in pleasure
to himself, but in permanent good
to the whole Vcountry.
The people will
diraly : con *
taming a
Lord’s Prayier, which Its friend Sana*
uel so kindly presented to the
statements might hereafter appear
to aoCbtd with truth, and its coarse
Lastweek wasremarkable for the
her of appeals made to the Legislature;
for appropriation sofmpney out of the |
State ,«easary to aid different enterprise*,
and mostly in Philadelphia.
1 First name representing
United States Centennial Committee and
' city Cnuncil of Philadelphia, asking for !
W BtiUkip>ffol|ra «n tfie Ctfhlennial I
CCtebt&il? Morrell was
Chairman of the delegation, and HonV'EU
K. Price, of ,Philadelphia, was one of the
conspicuous members. After presenting
the claims of the Centennial to the mem
bets of the Legislato re in the hall of the
House of Representatives, the committee
requested the presence of the Solons
whq.hoid thekey to the Treasury, at the
Lochiel Hotel, where, a sumptuous repast
was provided,with wine and other refresh
ments in abundance. Before the guests
had departed it was ascertained that the
fifty or more wise men in the delegation,
who acted as hosts on this occasion, fear
ing Harrisburg could not afford anything
suitable for such delicate stomachs as
their#, had ordered the supper in Phila
delphia; and that it was sent to Harris
burg prepared for the table. The propri
etor of the Lochiel was delicately inform
ed that all he bad to do was to furnish
the room and the table, even his dishes
not being considered suitable for such an
occasion. Every servant in the house was
demanded to serve op what was cooked
one hundred miles from this city, and
open the boxes of wine, whisky and
brandy imported from the city of Brotherly
Lov f» to open the eyes of country mem
bers to the importance of aiding that city
in bet effort to outstrip Ne w York three
years hence. The effort was a little over
done however. Members of the Legisla
ture, accustomed to Harrisburg living
and drinking, were indignant that the
Capital and its leading hotel should be
snubbed so publicly by men who were
here asking favors and who feasted at the
public’s expense. It was evident that the
feast was. prepared not. only to astonish
4od capture the unsophisticated country
men, but more especially to gratify the
appetites and tastes of those composing
the delegation, whose stomachs were not
made to digest Harrisburg food.
The impressions left upon the members
was anything but favorable, and the
cause they advocated was injured rather
than promoted. To make it Worse Mr.
Hunter, proprietor of the Lochiel. refus
ed to charge for the use of bis rooms or
servants, on the ground that gentlemen
who were so poor or mean as to carry
their food with them when they went to
a public house, were too poor or mean to
pay for anything else they required.
While the object is a worthy one, the
money, demanded is exorbi
tant, and the Legislature cannot afford to
appropriate on|fe million of dollars for a
celebration in Philadelphia so long in ad
vance, especially when there are so many
demands on the Treasury, and when so
many interests are justly demanding re
lief in the way of reduced taxation. If
the Legislature should appropriate, say
fifty thousand dollars this year and in
crease the appropriation as demanded,
the people would not object, but a mil
lion at a time can’t be thought of.
After the Centennial delegation came
the Professors and Trustees of Jefferson
College,, asking for one hundred thousand
dollars for their hospital. They asked
this amount because the University was
given that amount last year. They ar
gued that the Jefferson was the largest
college on the continent, having more
students, and of course making more
moneythat a hospital was a necessity,
and to meet this necessity they kept open
a free hospital where poor people were
operated upon without charge, for the
benefit of Professors and students ; yet
the State should support the hospital.
They regarded this argument so concln
sive and overwhelming that they left per
fectly assured in their own minds that the
appropriation wonid be made, and the
Treasury wonid hereafter pay for tbe sev
enteen free beds in tbe hospital kept for
poor patients. No sooner had tbe fifteen
doctors from tbe Jtflerson left
In the Constitutional Convention than the fifteen Professors at tbe Univer
on Monday the subject of Woman ll ! eri J , ‘ Me ? ic * l ® oh “ l,ol * es, “*-
c , arrived and they bad a bearing. They got
ge c ne up and elicited quite appropriation last year of one bun
an earnest discussion. There are dred thousand dollars to build a new hos
three ways of disposing of it: to
vote'it down or to incorporate into
ness pat on the semblance of decen
cy. It announced pitifully last week
that the Ccnnnissiohers dp not in
tend to give it the printing of the
Rdoeipta .and \ ; Expenditure* this
year, and thereupon proceeded to
standing in ihe community; bun* in
this week’a-lssue, in order to recover
from one false story, it plunges into
an other slander more.- wicked Mian
the former: tbit the County Cora?
missionershad at one time; decided
not to publish their Annual State
ment in the after its is
"siie before th e btti,
their actionandorderedit to be
printed in the above paper. Now
we brand this as false and. malicious,
written with the double purpose of
giving a color of truth to the first
statement that the Commissioners
bad decided not ; to publish in the
Argus, and of also showing by im
plication that they had been brought
easily into subjection by. the crack
of the Argus's whip.
The Commissioners had never ta-
ken any such action, were wickedly
misrepresented by the Argus , and
in spite of itsJll treatment, regard
less of its slanders and its unjust at
tacks, pursued the course which a
majority of the Board doubtless be
lieved to be right.
, The Argus knows hpw to lie, but
it blunders terribly when it attempts
to recover from one by its inability
tbtell the truth.
That “Rev.” story is as senseless
as it is false. There is hot a parti
cle of wit or truth in it, I and. unless
the Argus can make better use of
its double-edged tool, it will never
cut very deep.
In another article the Argus says
that its editor detected raid helped
to prevent the editor of this papier
fromtaklng but of the OpiiniyTreas
ury some forty or fifty dollars more
than custom entitled him to for pub-
lishing the November Proclamation
of the Sheriff. This is both mali
cious and false; malicious in its in-
sinuation that The Radical attempt-
ed to fleece the county put of money
that was not justly due It, ajid’false
in the statement of facts which can
easily be proved by eitherthe
Sheriff or Commissioners. But the
Argus gets down so low in the gut-
ter to throw dirt, that one feels hu-
miliated even in replying to the
If onr readers will excuse us this
time for dirtying our fingers with
the Argus filth, we will hereafter
endeavor to cleanse : ourselves from
all snch contamination, and preserve
onr readers from the offensive odors
arising therefrom.
We publish in another page, the
able and instructive speech of Sen
ator Rutan, on postal telegraphy,
which was delivered in the Senate
on Thursday of last week, in support
of his resolutions instructing our
Senators and requesting our Repre
sentatives in Congress to vote
against the measure. The resolu
tion passed almost unanimously,
Senator Graham only opnosing.
Judging from the vote given ifl sup
port of the resolution, we should
think that postal telegraphy was
decidedly unpopular in the State.
the constitution, or to submit it as a
separate amendment to a vote of -
the people, Women included. There
is great diversity of opinion on
this subject in the State, and agood
deal of anxiety in regard to its, final
disposal, and we think it ought per
haps to be submitted to the people
without regard to. sex. " !
Jefferson county, which held its
election on Monday, gave over 000
majority against license. Hartranft
carried the county last fall by over
200. Friends, push things add thh
victory is certain. The opositiop
are trying to prevent the success of
this measure, but their efforts will be
futile. - .
- Asylum
tpr Inw.|i« In the Nortbwen>Banile*
. mental Local Option Tcl
' esrraph Representative Crow -re Ap
poinimciiis. vi; : r
Correspondence of the Badical. ■
Habrisburg, Feb. 3, 1878. :
pital, and they promised they would nev
er apply again. Now they come asking
two bnndred thousand more, because
they failed to raise as much outside as
was anticipated. Of course they should
hare all they ask, because they perform
operations on poor people for the benefit
of their students! Then came the Lin
coln Hospital asking aid, and the same
day a delegation composing nearly all the
citizens of Somerset. That town was al
most burned down last year, and now the
citizens want the State to rebuild it, or
at least give two hundred thousand dol>
lam toward rebuilding. Contributing
money out of the Treasury to* rebuild
towns and cities destroyed by fire is bad
policy, to say the least. Why should the
people of Somerset be relieved any more
than thousands of others in the Common
wealth Who were burned out during the
last year? The loss is the tame to indi
viduals, and if one is relieved'all should
be. Unfortunately the Somerset people
can refer toPitlsburgh, Chambersbnrg
and'Mifflin, relieved by State"approprla
tions,) and their case is exactly similar.
It will be bard to refuse aid to these suf-
ferers, and so the Treasury will have to
Confribute ; perhaps fifty thousand, cer
tainly obt -inore, to the-sufferers of the
mountain. The Asylum for Insane in the
■NdrlhUrcst w*as the last Claim disposed of,
and without much hesitation the finance
•Committee 'the Senate agreed to re
commend ’ the appointment of commis
csioners a eile. One million of
dollars; will necessarily- he expended in
this laodable project within the belt three
years. When it is remembered that ail
the above claimswere presented in one
week.and all-have merit apdl devoted
Triendsitwill beseen hour difficult it is to
guard the Treasury and reduce appropria
tions. The partyin power-‘should and
must reduce taxation during this .session.
Manufacturers most be relieved, and to
do this it will be necessary to turn a deaf
ear to all these demands for aid to Uni*
versities, Colleges, Hospitals, &c.
The Senate passed the supplement to
the Local Option bill unanimously, and It
goes to the House, where its .fate is more
uncertain. It should pass at once, but
there is a strong influence against it, and
liquor sellers all over the State are active
to prevent any additional legislation and
secure a repeal, of the original act. All
the members, from your district are pro
nounced in their determination to resist
any repeal or modification of the*Local
Option law, and in favor of the supple*
ment which passed the Senate.
The Senate also passed by a vote of 29
to 1 the joint resolution, introduced by
your Senator, instructing our Senators to
vote against the postal telegraph scheme.
The House will also pass the resolution,
and it is to be hoped this will have Rome
influence in defeating a big job planned
by daring speculators.
The House debated at length the Inter
est bill, which authorizes parties to con
tract for interest as 'high as twelve per
cent, and finally postponed its further
consideration for two weeks.
Mr. Cross, of your county, presented a
petition of citizens of Economy town
ship, asking a repeal of the law annexing
the farm of D Ehrman to Baden borough.
In the Senate bills were passed author
izing an increased tax in Baden for school
purposes; also authorizing AngeJine Me-
Murtrie to adopt John McMurtrie as her
heir. The bill prohibiting cattle from
running at large! in Hanover township,
Beaver county, excepting one milch cow
for each family, has been reported by the
committee. Several hundred local bills
have been introduced in the two Houses,
and the work of the session has com
Mr. Cross, of your county, is one of the
most industrious members of the House,
well liked by bis associates, and before
the session closes will be one of its lead
ing members.
Allison, Cross, McKee and Waldron, of
your district, are all good men, honest,
high-toned gentlemen, and their constitu
ents are to be congratulated for sanding
Representatives that reflect such credit on
the district.
The Governor made a number of ap
pointments in Philadelphia last week,
and will probably go through the entire
list of remaining appointments this week.
John Linn, Esq., of Center county,
has been appointed Deputy Secretary of
the Commonwealth. A good appoint*
menu General Russell will not be re
moved for the present, at least it is so
Editor Beater Radical— Dear Sir :
I was much gratified in reading your pa
per and learning the bold stand some of
your leading citizens are taking in the
cause of prohibition. Beaver, you know,
we all regard as the “hub” of this county,
and we naturally look to it as the place
where all moral reforms should originate.
Indeed, you know it has been styled the
“Saints’ Rest;” whether on account of the
numerous clergy living there, or on ac
count of the morality of the citizens I
will pvt pretend to say, perhaps because
there was no such thing as alcoholic bev
erages used by any of the citizens. I
prophesy that there will be at least one
thousand majority in the county against
license. We have been tormented since
time immemorial with these fountains
of iniquity called “taverns,” and I can’t
see anything unfair in dispensing with
them for three years as a matter of exper
iment. If we feel that we have met with
a serious inconvenience at that time, all
we have to do is to vote for license and
that will reinstate all that we have lost.
I am not able to say exactly how
ter will vote, but I count confidently on
fifty to seventy majority against license.
We have somewhat the advantage of
other towns in having a whisky store under
United States license, which, I learn, will
not be closed as the drinking houses will
be. Then we have the jug line from Zelie
nople, (the same one that used to run to
Beaver) which I understand is to run tri
weekly, as the route will be one mile
shorter than formerly. Habit, you know
isan unyielding master, and if there are
any gentlemen in the habit of using a
“we drop” they will find no difficulty in
procuring it. But it we cannot stop the
use of itwith them it is no reason we should
;not prevent younger men from forming
the same habit. There are numbers of
men in every community in the habit of
spending, say twenty-five or thirty cents
a day, which they know is worse than
thrown away. But as long as these grog
sbdps are open they have not the power
to. resist toe temptation, and they 3
"vote" against license in order ti u j3
may be euiaacipated from this
evil, which they feei is destined al 3
future day to be. their present and n
bly eternal ruin, lam glad this i s a
,eral movement and not mixed up 3*'
politics of the-day. Every well wisl 3
community will admit that as a coqJ
beverage it is as a medici!
m •;*s*■ of oondemnaj
Where a diffusible stimulaUt h n t 3
good pure rye whisky is, the best that J
be Used. Now while yonr ciife,,”*
ISSSf: «»!?»« «»•». I hope £
wiirnot rest twntented until theyeff™
,out*-rtat-Vile and rfZ?
Weed-tobaCco; also opium, mo nh\'
«d; #p3 all these narcotic, £**
will no doubt think none are, u,j„ e j ‘
from the book ,1,!
I tell you there are ophw cater, j “
men and women, going Jowo ,
graves by its use. Don't be
when I tell yon there arc per™, in
community whaare in t*e o a >\ y Uahit #
using it to excess, spending from iweotv
five to fifty cents a day for morphine al 0D !
While we break off the use of whisku
would give a kind word of camion
careful not to use opium for a Hibstii at
lest we be caught in a more danger^
ne *- Obskgvej.
Rochester, Jan. 38th, 1873.
-The Bailer Citizen says; Petitions arc i n Clr
calation praying the Legislature to immediate,
pass a law prohibiting the: drilling, pumping
other work at oil wells, on the Sabbath day ;j
this county. The law asked for makes it a mi-d*.
meaner, punishable in Court as such by fine, ett
Such a law is much needed at Greece Oi'tv It.
—The Enon Valley accommodation train, on 't,
Port Wayne and Chicago Railway, was thro» B
from the track, on Friday, January 31st, by a bto
ken rail, at a point two miles east of Enon Vail-j
Two coaches were slightly damaged, but none c i
the passengers were injured. Twenty-five broken
rails were encountered by this train in a
of five miles. The train, which was due in Allc.
gheny at 8:38, was delayed about two honrc hy
the accident. The Pacific Express, east, on tire
same railway, due in the city at 2.3 ) yesterday
morning, did not arrive until eleven o’clock,
-The Pittsburgh .Vail says: The telegraph
monopoly bill, instructing our representatives!!!
Congress to vole against the postal pro
ject, was neatly engineered in the State Senate by
Hon. James S. Rntan.
-On January 31st, the Board or Commissioners
for the improvement of the Ohio river had an in
terview with the Shb-committee of Commerce of
the House, who have in charge the construction
of the River and Harbor bill, and was addressed
by Mr. Thnrston,the Chairman of the Commission,
on the necessity of the improvement of ihe'water
lines of the country, and particularly the Ohio river
and its tributaries. The necessity of the estab
lishment of a system of lights and buoys on our
Western rivers was also presented by Mr. Thurs
ton, and such action urged as would extend the
jurisdiction of the Light House Board over these
1 waters, and such an appropriation as would enable
thp United States Engineers. to carry out their
recommendations for the establishment of lichu
and buoys on the Ohio.
—On Friday evening, the Commissioners m
the committee in charge of the River and
Kanawha Canal project for the purpose of con
sultation- An interchange of,,opinion on the
question Of the Improvemaht of the water lines
represented was had by the two bodies.
—Coal is scuce in Memphis and families are
using oil cake as a substitute.
—The Ohio Legislature has passed an act for
bidding the trapping or killing the muskrat, mink,
or otter, between April 15th and February 15th.
—The New York Senate Investigation Com
mittee report that frauds as great in magnitude as
those of the New York rings were perpetrated in
the construction of the Harlem Court House, and
suggests action on the part of the Attorney Gen
eral and New York city officials.
—Harrisburg thieves are evidently “hard up."
They waylaid a colored man the other night,
and robbed him of fifteen cents in money and
three cents worth of “mosey,” whatever that may
•"Miss Kate Fisher, the girl who wis so severely
horned by using oil in kindling on a fire at the
residence of W. L. Graham, Esq., in Butler, died
on Monday morning.
—The men of Fairview, with few exceptions,
have consented to serve in turn as night watch
men, until such time as a night police hfi-ce can be
—Thepeople of Reading are very generally suffer
ing] from a disease closely resembling that witb
which their horses were recently prostrated.
—The Sharpsville Advertiser says: The spear
man Iron Company’s furnace No.' 1 bad a remarka
bly good blow in. The socond week of the blart
she worked np to twenty tons a day, mostly found •
ry. Experts pronounce it an excellent start.
—An ax factory in connection with the Kit tan-
Lng rolling mill Is now talked of.
—The latest concerning the Modoc Indian war
is that Captain Jack is'anxious for to have a big
talk looking to peace negotiations. A squaw re
ports that in a recent fight many Modocs were
killed and wounded. After the battle the Indians
quarrelled because Captain Jack would not light
and one Indian shot the Captain in the arm. The
government will send peace commissioners, with
power to bear and determine all troubles.
—Gail Hamilon is* down with small-pox, anti
Judge Colt of the Massachusetts Supreme Court,
is just recovering from the same disease.
—Prof. Hayden asks for $lOO,OOO for continuing
his surveys in Wyoming and Montana next year,
and Prof. Powell, who lias lately returned Irom a
season's work on the lower Colorado and Southern
Utah, $*20,000 for operations in the same field next
year. Prof. Powell says in bis report that two
more appropriations of $20,000 each will enable
him to complete in two years his system of sur
veys, or if the Government prefers, and will ?> vc
him $43,000, he will finish the work in one year.
—The recent negotiations between Secretary
Boutwoll, on the part of the Government, and
Messrs. Jay Cooke A Co., representing Kothscbiid
A Sons; Jay Cooke, McCulloch & Co., and them
selves, Meters. Drexel, Morgan & Co., Morton*
Bliss A Co., Barrington Bros. A Co., and others—
forming the great financialsyndicate—have result
ed in placing the entire amount of the new five
per cent, loan nnsold, viz: v ooo, in the
bands of the latte r combination.
—The daughters of the late Chief Justice Taney
are in straightened circumstances, being compell
ed to earn their subsistence by working as copy
ists for lawyers in Baltimore. Members of the
legal profession, throughout the country are a bon;
starting a fund to relieve the necessities of these
ladies—the children of a man who for thirty years
held the highest Judicial position ln*tbe. countiy,
and died poor.