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ll:l:7 Clearfield, Pa.
ATTOKNEY-AT - LAW,
1:13 Pblllpiburf, Centre Co., Pa. y:pd
J ROLAND D. SWOOPE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Curweneville, Clearfield oounty, Pa.
oou I, '78 If.
ATTORNKT AT LAW,
tJ-Offlpe in tbe Opera Home. oete, '78-tf.
tTTORNKY AT LAW,
alr-OBee ODe doer oaet or She Honae.
-yjl. M. McCULLOUlin,
ATTORNKT AT LAW,
offi.-e id Maaoote bulldiBE, Second atreet, op-
,n.il. tbe Court Houae. JeSS, '78-tf.
C. A RNOLP,
& COLLECTION OFFICE,
Cl.arflold County, Pann'a. TSy
ATTORNKT AT LAW,
v.t in Opera Jlouie.
ap it,n f
MITU V. WILSON,
l LEAK FIELD. . - PKNN'A.
Office tn tbe M.lnta Bnlldinr, oyer the j
Cuntj Nalioual Iieoe. (u,er2e.8a.
rAI.LAC'E & KREDS,
ATTORN K Y S-AT-L A W,
M Cleartlold, Pa.
ATl'tllNEV AT LAW,
:;ice ur.r (he Uuuutj Natlooal Dank.
June 20, 'TSlf.
jiRA.MC G. HARRIS,
ATTORNKV AT LAW,
Clb&r rtKLn, Praa'a.
Kirlt-clnM Life and Fire Inruranre Compaolel
f-C-Om, In tbe Opera II' u...-
Mr. 10, 'silt
n. otaiiar. cruti fluaroa.
UKUAY & UOKDON, '
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
.30-OJSne Id l'ie't Opera IJoa.e, leeond floor.
fll.l.lAM A. HAGEUTY,
in 1- II K over T. A. I'lcck Co.'i store,
Ir-Will attead to all leaal bu.lne.1 with
p riu.i tn Fee nod ndellt,r.
""ara a. m'bnallt.
oaribl w. H'etanr.
r4r-Leitl butioeei attended to promptly wlthj
loiitT. Dflloe on tieeond itreet, eboee tbe Pint
.Vutional llink. jan:l:7(
T F. MeKKNRICR,
Ail leeal hniineei entrn.ted to hli eara will re
r.tio pruntpt atteatloa.
T4rOffice In tbe Court Home.
''a T T O It N E Y - A T - L A W ,
Real Estate and Collection Agent,
'iil promptly attend to all legal huiineie en
tMti-te.l tn bii eara.
tr-Office in Ple'i Opera llouta. janl'79.
6IIN L. CUTTLE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Real RotBte Ag;ent, Cleartlrld, Pa.
Ome ob Third itreet, bet. Cherry A Walnut.
Mr Reapeetfully offer! hit eerfioe In telling
aod buying land! la Clearfield and a ljoining
ountlee ( and with an aiperienoaol or er twenty
yara aa a larTeyor, Dattar! blmielf hat ha eaa
render aatlafaetlon. Feb. SO.Mttf,
n E. M. SCIIEUItER,
Offloe In reildeaee oa Fir.t it.
April 4, 1871. CleertoM, Pa.
jyt. W. A. MEANS,
I'll Y8IOIAN ft 81! RO RON,
Dt'BOIS CITV, PA.
H ill attend profeliional ealll promptly. au10'70
J)R. T. J. BOTEU,
Offlte on Market Strett, Clearfield, Pa.
. 03io hour.: la 12 a. a , and 1 to I p. B.
JJU. J. KAY WRIOLEY,
OOre aJjolnlnf the reilJenee ef Jaraei
,v"llry, K.e,., on Second (it., Clearfield, Pa.
r(J C. JENKINS, M. I).,
frtet at re.ld.Bre, eoroer ef Plele and Pise
"I.. Jen. tih, IrKl-lf.
It. II. IJ. VAN VALZAII,
( I.EAHKI fcl.D, PES H A.
I' I K K IN HKS1HRNUK, CORNER OF FIRST
AND PINK ollvaar.
fir OKee honre- FrOBi II te t P. M.
Uay II, 171.
)H. J. V. BURCUF1ELD,
y SoriooB ef Ihe fisd ftenlmeBt, PeaaaylTaala
I' "leeleara. ha? In. retnraed freaa the Army.
pLn hla pr.feaal.nel aerrlaaa le IbaelUaaaa
Ji t.iarBeld eoaaty.
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VOL. 55-WHOLE NO. 2,723. CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1881. NEW SERIES-V0L. 22, NO. 21.
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JOB WOlllt. All kltd.of jcbwoik ozoeuted
la tbe belt meaner at tbie offioe.
JHHTICKH' COHHTABI.KS' KEEi
We hare printed a lare;e aamber of the a.w
FEB BILL, and will ea the receipt of twanty
Ive oente. mail a eopy te any addreea. my28
WILLIAM M. HENRY, Jubtice
or tai Pbaoi inn BcBiTama, LUMBER
CITY. Coltaotioi)! niada and money promptly
paid over. Artlolei of tgrMmaut and dredt of
OOBTtyanea naally aieautcd and warranted cor
root or bo ebarg-a. lYjjr'71
Juillca of the Peace and SorWantr,
Collection i B.ad and
(JITKM) r. O.)
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
fob bill ToWMsatr.
May I, 1ST-Ij
Square Timber & Timber Lands,
Jell'73 CLEARFIELD, PA.
Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
aTAll buiincf. will be alteado : to promptly,
bee. IS, 1880 ly.
House and Sign Painter and Paper
fL.Wlll eieoute Jobe ia bit line promptly and
in a woramanuae manner. arMt07
WILLIAM 1). B1GLER,
. 1 7th. man if.
WEAVER & BETTS,
Real Estate, Square Timber, Saw Logs,
AND LfMIIKK OF ALL KINDS.
Jt0Ofllee on Boeond itreet, In rear of itore
revui of Ueorfe Wearer A Co.
Jl'fTICE OF THE PEACK
Oieeola Mill. P. O.
All official bn.tnoM entrailed to hint will be
promptly attended te. moh29, '78.
HARDER AND HAIRDRESSER
Shop on Market St., oppoelta Court Houie.
A tlean lowat for avery euotomor.
Alao dealer la
Hot Ilrauda of Tobarro and t'lgari.
ripfl, p. mtty 0, 'Tl.
JAMES H. TURNER,
JUSTICE OF TUB PEACE,
a9IIa hi prepared himaalf with all the
neeee.ary blank fur in i nnricr the Pen i ion and
Bounty lawa, aa well aa blank Weill, etc. All
legal matter! animated to hia cere will receive
prutnpt altentioB. May 7th, l87V-tf.
G. H. HALL,
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER,
NEAR CLEARFIELD, PKNN'A.
kfr-Pumpa alwaya on hand and made to order
an abort aotiea. I'ipea bored ob reaaonabla term a.
All work warranted to render eat laf act. on, and
delivered 11 deal red. uy26:lypd
lalvcry W table.
rVll 8 andenigned begi leare to Intorm thopab.
X He that be ! now lully prepared to aeeoatmo.
Am .11 i. k. ...nrri.ni.kl.. II. a., n...:..
tiaddlee and Harneet, oa the iborteit notlee and
n reaionable termi. Reildenoe on Loealt itreet,
eeiweea intra ana i oarin.
Oleatteld, Feb. 4, 1874.
THOMAS H. FORCEE,
Alao, eitenalee menufaotarer and dealer In Sqnare
Timber and Sawed Lumber of all klndl.
itew-Orderf lollotted and all billa promntlr
S. I, SNYDER,
aar. hbalbb ia
jWutthiw, ClorkH and Jewelry,
Umknm'i A'.te, Vaiket Htrtrt,
I.KAHI-IM l, PA.
All kind, of reealriria In Bay line rrotuptly at-
ended to. Jen. lat, 187V.
4 LI.KfiHKSY IIOUSB,
iV CLEARFIELD, PKNN'A.
WILLIAM II. VKAN, VonWrior.
4""Th!l houae la pl.a.ently Sealed oa Kaal
M.rket atreet, end eonvenlent to tbe Coort Houae
end all bu.inp.a nlacea of the town. It baa re.
eeally been rerlttad and refaralab from eellar
te attie. tier atiprilM with eholeeat liqaora.
Tabl. forniahed with tbe beat tbe market alWua.
tlood .table a'tarbed. Ratea moderate
April LI, 1881-11.
CARBiiLL L. BirDLB.
Clearfield Insurance Asenej.
liKRtt H II I IHH. i:, .Irenln,
U.pre.ent the following ea l other firet olaaa Co'a
Lle.rpool London A O lobe IT. 9. llr.-tl.-10l.HV
I.Yer.ming on metoal Aeuab plana. ..H A.floo.oou
1'hernit, of Hartford, Conn 2,621,088
Inauraoee Co. of North Amoriea fi,4.'(8,674
North Urlti.b A Mercantile U. 8. Dr. I,7hl,88.1
Rrotilih Commerelal U. V. Braneh.... l,14a
Trarelera (Life A Aeeideal) 4,1111.444
Office oa Mnrk.t hi., epp. Court lloeae, Ol.ar
l.ld. I'a. June I, '7-tf
?OK TINVAH2, II A It 1) A It K,
HOUSE FDRNISEINQ GOODS,
NEEDLES, ATTACHMENTS AND PARTS,
aoil all klnda of
O. B. MKUIiELL, Agent,
CLEARFIELD, PA. June I, '81 If.
WILLIAM 0. HELMB0LD,
I'alloH llloek, ltirirrit$rllle, Pa.
Companies Represented I
Commerelal Union Inl. Co , Aaeeta -H.08,7o 19
Firemea'a rand Im. Co .Aaeeta 1.100,01 T en
I nten Ineuraaee Co.. Aa.ru I.DJn.l)7 M
Trarelen'Aeeidenl Ini. C. . Aaeele. .H,1U
Northrra lae Co. of New Verb Aa'ta ,
Inaeraeee plaeed ea all kind, ef property at
Carweaerllle, Pa, Feb. U, 1MI-U.
BE CAREFUL HOW YOU SPEAK
Iu ipfkiD( of a perioo'i fault,
Pray don't forget your own (
Rrmuiber, thoie wklb bomea of glaii
bbould ntvar tbrow aitooe.
If wo hive nothing alia to do
Tbao tt Ik of ttio.e who tin ;
'Ti letter to eommenea at borne,
And from tliat polut begin.
We have no right to Judge a man
Until be'i fairly tried;
kuld we not like hli oomptny.
W know the world Is wide.
t'eme may have fault!, (and who bat not t)
The old ai wt-li ai Joudj( ;
Perhapi we may, for aught wa know.
Have fifty to their one.
Ill tell you of a better plan,
I find it worka full well ;
To try my own dlerti to cure,
Ere othere' laulta I tell.
And though t lumetlmei hope to bo
No wonethao aoine I know,
My own ahortootnitig bid ma let
The fault! of other go.
Then let at all, when we begin
To ilander friend or foe,
Th ink of the harm one word may do
Totboia who better know.
Remember, blunder! lomeiiinei, like
Our chicken, rooit at home;"
Don't ipeak of olhen' fault! until
Wa bavo none of our own.
Inside History of the Last
Q A Ml ELDS "PL KLHSE."
Incxnmplcd Pronilsln?, Dick,
erliif? and lincksliding.
Ornnt and CoTiklint? Como
IU lite Itl'HCUU.
The Cabinet Seven TlmcM t illed
C0NKLING AT MENTOR.
BLA.INE, MAH0NE, R0BIRTS0N.
WILL GARFIELD DESTROY THE
From an Oeeaaione) Corre.poodvnl
Wasiiinoton, May 10, 1881.
Wliilo tho jrrcut political duel now
beinir foucht out in tlie United Statoa
Henato between Senator Conkling on
the one aiilo and Kccielnry lilaine on
the other ia mill undecided it ia only
fitir nnd proper that as a matter or his
tory tho atoiy of the conaultnlions,
conferences, conttpiraeieg and intrigues
that have led up to th is aingulur aim.
alinn should he fully net forth. Tho
battle, aa 1 hnvo ettid, ia bctwoon Conk
ling and Ulaino. Ostensibly tho Presi
dent ia tho antagonist of the great
New York Senator, but how small and
pituible a part he plnya in tho conical
win oo readily seen Irom tlio facts
which 1 ahull endeavor as briefly as
iiooBible to narrate. Wo liuvo had
soma men in tho Executive chair who
woro not very Blrong intellectually
mon who wero managed and moulded
by the crafty party leaders among
their cotempoiarics, and whoso names
remain to us aa synonyms of political
stupidity and imbecility; but it is
doubtful if thero over was an occupant
of the U'liito Houso who has been so
completely fooled and blinded as tho
twentieth President of tho United
States. Thero is something supremo
ly ridiculous botween the promiso and
the performance of his administration.
Ilia advent to uflice was hailed aa tho
beginning of tho golden ago of Ameri
can politics and statesmanship. We
woro told by troops ol fawning trienda
that at lat wo wero to have a slates-
man in tho Whito House compared
with whom all his predecessors were
of tho puniest stature. In him wero
united tho purity of Washington, the
gonitis of Jefferson, tho firmness of
Jackson, tho honesty of Lincoln. Wo
woro to have an end of the raco of
small men liko Uayoa and of rough,
uncultured soldiers liko (Jrant. W
wero to enter upon a new era ol politi
cal reformation and civilization. Our
new Augustus was a scholar. lie bad
studied mon and books and carried un
dur his black aombrero the gathered
wwuoni oi a thousand years. I ndor
him tlio machinery of government was
to become as tho music of tho spheres
wnuo an wimirmg world looked on
and wondored at the now Presidential
prodigy. If idlo promises and vain
glorious boasting could muke a groat
administration that of Mr. (iartield
would bo a stupendous succoss from
tho very outset, llul what bavo wo
got? iloro than two months of his
term havo passed away a poriod suf
ficient for every ono ot his predeces
sors to start thoir administration and
put tho political machinery in motion
but Mr. (iarlleld is stuck in the po
lilical qnagmiro, and unless his oppo
nents should tuko compassion on him
the chances aro ten to one ho will ro
main in this unenviable and pitiublo
condition almost Indetiuituly.
ON A nil) OF THORNS.
Every movement he has made sinco
tho4(hol March has been a blunder.
Who has shown so littlo real strength
and influence as he? Who, of all our
Presidents has becomo so completely
tho slave of petty spites and the tool
of reckless, designing politicians? This
may bo considered harsh criticism, but
it is truo. And ho lias nobody to
blame for it but himself. A President
who through Imbecility or design, stu
pidity adopts a policy based upon
treachery and deceit must expect to
sleep upon a bed ol thorns, and that
is what Mr. (iarflcld has done. In tho
end he may succeed in confirming Mr.
Robertson and crushing Mr. Conkling ;
he may enjoy a sort ol temporary tri
umph through tho aid of Jiumocrnlio
votes, but tho ruin of his own party
and the prostitution of his great office
will bo tho price to be paid lor It,
Tor several woeks past the Kxecu
tivo organs all over tlio country,
whose editors are looking out for
poatrnaatcrshipa and tho other drip
pings ol fiatrouago, have been blaaing
with articles about Senatorial dic
tation and especially about tho
Senatorial dictation or the senior
Senator from New York. In these
expectant shoots we havo Mr. (iar
field painted as a sort of deified
Executivo, calmly resisting usurpa
tion on tho part of the heaate, led
by "my Lord lioseoo," as they love
to call him. W have been luld of the
terrible outrage that it ia longht
to perpetrate) upon th executive
branch of the Government; that our
liberties aro in peril and the Republic
in danger unless Presidential behests
are promptly complied with by the
united imiucb senate it has boen
pointed out that Mr. Conkling is on
deavoring to arrngato to himself tho
luoctions ot tho f.xocutive and make
the Prosldout the moro register of li
will. Now, what aro tho facts? The
timo lias coma to draw asido at least a
portion of tho veil, and in a general
way to let one or two rays of light in
upon tho Executivo mysteries and
machinations ot the lust couple of
months. Ana nrst ol all lot me say
innt senator uonxnng has not askcu
the present administration, eitbor bo
fore tho election or since, for a singlo
appointment, llo has not been a par
ty to any bargain or plan for the dis
tribution of pu blic plunder, and nil that
tho PrcBidontial organs have said, aro
saying, or may say in the future to tho
contrary is untrue. President Garfield
has from timo to timo sent for Sonator
Conkling and askod his advice.
BEFORE THE ELECTION.
11a has invitod suggestions from him
and obtuinod thorn; but, as 1 shall
show beforo I closo this letter, the
President has invariably pursued a
policy diumetrieully opposito to that
recommended to him. In this respect
let mo muko a brief presentation of
some general facts which 1 may possi-
oiy ioiiow up in a more precise and
particular way in the luture commu
nication. To take things in tho order
oi tneir occurrence, let me go back to
tho period beforo the election in No
vember lust, ileforo tbe great battle
camoofl' there wero days and weeks and
almost months of gloom and uncor
tainty,when the intimate friends ol Gen.
Garfield among the leaders of tho lio
publican party were on tho very vcrgo
of despair concerning the success of
tho contest. Many of them conceded
that they wero beaten. It was difllcult
to get money. In every Bcction of tho
country thero was a feeling of apathy
and indifl'erenco as to tho result that it
was almost impossible to shake off.
Tho clouds on the Republican horizon
wero black with portents of evil. Tho
gentlemen who had supported General
Grant at Chicago seemed to tuko no
interest in tho campaign. It luckod
management, direction, courage. In
fact, thero was not a singlo element of
success in it. Tho "Premier" was up
in Maino, making a despcrato effort to
carry his State, which was to be tho
omen of victory to tho rest of the
country. The Republican organs woro
making almost suporhuman efforts to
koep their courage up. Inspired by
Mr. Dluine, they kept up promising
tneir friends what they wero pleased
to cull "an old fushioncd Republican
victory," but those who were ucurato
ly informed on tho political situation
in that State knew that Mr. lilaine
was fighting for life anil that bo was
on the very vergo of defeat. In this
gloomy condition of affairs General
Garfield, in sort of despair, suggest
ed a conference in the city o( New
York of tho leading men of tho party
from all sections of the country.
THE "SPOILS" CONFERENCE.
The object of that memorablo Fifth
avenuo conference was to doviso ways
and means by which a low rays of sun
shino and u littlo spirit might be
thrown into tho campaign. It was
then felt that .Now York was tbe piv
otal Stato in the kalllo: that defeat
hero meant defeat all along the lino.
alio importanco, nay, ino aDsolulo
necessity, ot securing tho support and
advocacy of Sonator Conkling and
General Grant was universely rocog-
nixeu. iiolhor rightly or wrongly,
it was supposed that Senator Conk
ling, line Achilles, was sulking in his
tent, and that if ho could not be induc
ed to enter into the battle defeat nnd
disaster wore inevitable. In tins pos
ture ol affairs Mr. Conkling was invit
ed to attend this conference. He ub
solutcly declined to go, not for tho sup
posed roason that ho was acting tho
Achilles role, but becauso thore was
excellent reason to believe that at this
conference a sort of a plan ol a divis
ion of the spoils all over the country
was to bo considered and dovised in
tho prosenco of tho assembled wisdom
nnd leadership of the party. As the
journals ol tho day recorded, tho con
ference was held, but without the
presenco of Mr. Conkling. Tho situ
ation was fully considered, tbe dan
gers freely admitted and the methods
to improve tbo outlook thoroughly dis
eussod. ASSORT!!) BAIT FOR MORTON.
Among tho plans for improving tho
situation was ono suggested by Gor..
Garfield himself. It recommended that
.Mr. Levi P. Morton, of New York.
should bo wurmly enlisted in a financial
way; that ho slionld act as Chan man
of tho rinnnco Committco, subscribe
liberally himself ol course, and collect
as much money as possiblo to defray
tho expenses ol tho electors. A Com
mittee was appointed to wait on Mr.
Morion nnd inform him of the great
honor it bad boon proposed to thrust
upon mm. Mr. Jlorton was profound
ly grutoful, but at tho samo timo beg-
ged to be excused; the responsibility
was loo great, his timo and business
engagements of too much importanco
to him to permit him to accept. In
somo mysterious way, however, Mr.
.Morion una ueneral Uurhuld Were
brought together and anothor confer
ence held, at which there woro pres
ent nesiucs tno two gentlemen indica
ted sovcrnl prominent mombcrs ol tlio
Republican party, who, il it shall be
como nccossnry, will be quoted in proof;
oi tno accuracy ot my account ol what
took place. As an inducement to Mr.
Morton to undertako the labor of rais
ing money for tho campaign General
Garfield then and there offered him in
tho event of his election his choico of
ono of four places as follows :
First Tlio Secretaryship of tho
Second Tho headship of tho now
syndiculo then contomplatcd for re
funding the debt.
Third Tho English mission, or
Fourth Tho Kronch mission, if he
GARFIELD PLEPQF.8 ALL ROUND.
This offer was made to Mr. Morion
in language so clear and unmistakable
that there could be no doubt as to its
meaning. The next question consider
ed was tha distribution of tho patron
age or Now York, and the promiso was
given by Goneral (iarlleld in an equal
ly clear and emphatio way that in tho
event ol his election the wishes of tho
Stato organisation in ail tbe appoint
ments should be fully consulted and
that their advice and recommenda
tions should govern him in all that ho
did. That there may ba no mistake
about what ia meant by tho Stats or
ganization, let mo say that it was un
derstood to mean, primarily, tha two
United Slate Senator and the Stato
Committee A memorandum ol these
agreemenu was mado at tha time and
other memoranda in the shape of tbe
recollection by tboaa who were pre,
nt ol what was said and don I am
prepared to produce il it shall bo found
necessary to do so to substantiate the
aceurucy ol my aiatomonts. From
timo to timo scandalous revelations
have como to light iu connection with
our politics, but tho spoctaclo of
Presidential candidato offering to Bell
tho high offices in tho gift of his ad
ministration is burpily raro. It may
not come within the provinco of tbe
grand juries and of the courts, but it is
a high crimo and misdemeanor against
tho law of political honesty and mor
ality. By way ol contrast let mo point
to another political conference thnt
was Held in tbo city ot Tvow York
about tho samo timo in fact, 1 do not
know but that tho two wero almost
coincident. Unlike General Garfield,
his competitor, Goneral Hancock, was
not so craxed on tho subject of the
Presidency that he was willing to put
bis honor in pawn to secure it. Some
of tho Democratic politicians and lead
ers who woro striving to elect him
woro restless and uneasy over his reti
cence in regard to the future His
olection was almost cerluin, and with
a spirit of thrift for which Iho leaders
of that party have always boen dis.
lingiiiHlred they thought it timo to put
a mortgagi upon uis administration
HANCOCK RKrilSES TO PLEDUE A CON
And so tliov came to him to consult
with bim and bind him up in regard
to tho Treasury and tbo Stato De
partment and tho fostotlico, tho Col
lectorships and the foreign consulates.
Instead ot offering to auction them off
at so much in consideration of mnnoy
for tho campaign fund, Goneral Han
cock replied, substantially; "No, gen
tlemen ; 1 cannot do what you ask. I
cannot pledge myself to you. I havo
been nominated for the highest oflico
in tbo gift of tho country and if I am
elected I must go into it free and un
trammelled. 1 can mako no pledges."
Mr. Garfield was not only willing to
muko pledges, but he was willing to
barter away overythinjf in his gift pro
vided ho could only win. It should
not bo forgotten tiiat while tho Men
tor Btntesmun was thus bargaining
with every politician who he thought
could influence a vote or givo hint a
dollar with which to buy ono ho was
in tno pauses ol the political inlriguo
delivering that wonderful scries of
moral and political platitudes which
were the delight ol the Sunday schools
in an sections oi tho oouulry. n mio
through a friend he was urging Star
Routo lirady to como down and help
along tho good fight Le was masquer
ading as a rclormer and a 1 hnstian
statesman on tbe porch ol tbo Mentor
homestead. To use a slang phrase of
tno uapitai, "llo is a daisy. '
OltANT AND CONKLINO TO THE RESCUE,
All this time ncilhor Goneral Grant
nor Mr. Conkling hod mado a sign.
Garfield was fairly driven to despair.
To enlist thorn actively in the canvass
was absolutely necessary it bo would
avort an ignominious defeat, with all
its consequonces to himself and to bis
friends. The impression was steadily
gaining ground that tho cx-Presidont
and the political chieftain who led tho
famous 300 at Chicago sccrotly desiro J
tho defeat of the Republican ticket.
All efforts to draw tho ono or tho
other from his retirement had failed.
Finally tho good ofllcts of Genoral Ar
thur, General Garflold's associato on
Iho ticket, wero invoked, and at last
Mr. Conkling and General Grant, tho
lormer at a great personal sacrifice to
himself, woro induced to begin that
memorablo campaign which threw lifo
and spirit Into tho canvass and from
the very jaws of defeat wrenched tho
victory which has sent Mr. Garfield to
Washington and given him the oppor
tunity to show that in duplicity and
political ingratitude he stands nlone
among Ainoncnn politicians. When
Conkling and Grunt threw themselves
into tho breach tho Republican cause
was almost lost. Tho party in Maine
under tho leadership of iilaino bad
come out of tho fight with battered,
broken ranks. In every part ol the
Republican camp thero woro disnny
and disaffection. Slates doubtful be
fore becamo doubly so.
FROM DESPAIR TO ELATION.
Hancock, it wss predicted, would
sweep Now York hy 00,000. Indiana
was moro uncertain than ever. Even
Ohio was thought to bo in danger.
Nothing was to bo expected in tbo
South. From Ihe distant Pacific Stales
every brecro across tho Kocky Moun
tains whispered ol discouragement and
disaster. In less than thirty days from
the (Into ol tho lust speech by Mr.
Conkling and Gcnornl Grant tho wholo
situation becamo changed. Tho lio-
publicnn outlook begun to brighten in
New York, and Iho enthusiasm of the
party hero soon extended to every
quarter of tho Union. In assigning
tlirco fonrths of Iho honor and credit
of tho November victory to Conkling
ami tiritni wo aro only simply re
echoing the testimony that was borne
on every stump at tho timo and that
was heard in the columns of every
party organ, tiencral darnold him
self, in ono of his gushing moments,
swelled tbo chorus ot applause and
commendation that arose on every
sido. Tho plaudits for tho real victors
in the batllo, however, wero soon
drowned in tho pnian of adulation that
went up uoiore tho shnno nt Mentor.
About this timo a wonderful chnngo
camo over tho spirit ol Garfield's
A PARALYSIS OF MEMORY.
Tho politician of a few weeks beforo
who was showering bis promises thick
ns tho November leaves all over tho
country became suddenly stricken with
a curious paralysis of the memory.
Tho great bargainer suddenly forgot
lliat ho had over mado a bargain ; the
great dickercr in poliiics could not
rocollcct that ho hail ever dono such a
thing in his life. To thoso who wero
tho recipients of his pledges his actions
nbnut this timo were a curious illustra
tion of tho sinuous courso of a politi
cian without principles who at tho
same lime was endeavoring to mas
quorado in the robes of reformer.
Vt liilo his fate trembled in the lialanco
beforo tho Novcmhor batllo of tho bal
lot tboro was nothing ho was not
willing to do for those who had it in
their power lo moke or unmake him.
Wo have even seen how he was ready
to set a price upon every place in his
gift, from a Cabinet oflico down to a
gungersbip. In municipal matters, in
iho petty intrigues ana jealousie of
local factions like those of tho Democ
racy in Now York, wo bavo seen
many illustrations ol political prosti
tution ol tlijs character, but this was
th first time in all our history that
tho great offices ol the (iovernmont
were made merchandise of hy a Prcsi-
A TIM OF ALLEGED DOUBTING,
Hut snddenlr, aa vie have said, the
mind of tho Presidentelect began lo
become confused and cloudy. Mentoi
commenced to give out strange, uncer
tain utterances. Every atory from
tbe great abode ol statesmanship con
trad ic ted its predecessor. The tabor
of the campaign had broken down the
heultn ol tho I'rcsrdont that is, the
labor of bargaining and dickoring and
promising everything that would be
promised while hia election was in
doubt. Ho was worried about his
Cabinet. It was impossible to recon
cile the conflicting claim of suctions
and politicians. He thought tho South
should bavo somothing and Iho Wost
and tho Pacific slope ; and then bo was
anxious to do somothing for Now York.
Those who had Mr. Garfield's prom
ises in their pockets wore amazed ; but
they discrootly held their silenco. Tho
foreign missions woro bothering him
and no ono could tell who would be
appointed. Less than ninety days ago
at, least, one oi I hobo t unmet olllccs
had been given away to Mr. Morton
or, if bo choso to accept, ono of tho
two leading missions.
ENTER ULAINE MORE GREEN-SICKNESS.
At last a rity of light hroko through
tho murky atmosphoreot Mentor. Mr.
Ulaino was to bo Secretary of Slato.
And then thero followed another flash
iilaino was (o have tho Cabinet con
structed to suit himself, liut how
about Mr. Morton? It was bard to
convince Mr. Garfiold at this timo that
such a person as Morton existed. Fi
nally, however, bis recollection of Mr.
Morion rolurned, and gradually it
dawnod upon bim that some sort of
n conferonco had been held in New
Y'ork at which, in consideration of cer
tain services, somothing was said to
that gentleman about tho Treasury
Depaitmcnt, the English or somo other
mission, liut Mr. Garfield had boon
so bothered through tho campaign
mat tno wnoio Hung had slipped that
treacherous memory which could hold
in its statesmanlike recesses gravo
maxims of government and the chaste
and heautilul passages of Virgil and
Homer. Ho admitted that hemust have
said somothing to Mr. Morton on that
interesting Treasury question, but his
recollection was thai iho bestowal of
its portfolio was fo bo at tho option of
tnoi'residonttooner, notol Mr. Morton
to decline. And so of tho Knclmh mis
sion and tho French mission. Although
it was a curious misundorslanding. It
was about this lime that Mr. Garfield
mado the horrible discovery that Mr.
Morton was a great banker, and it
would nover do to place a great Now
York financier in control of tho finan
ces of the Government. Tho situation
at Mentor nppoared to go from bad to
worse at Uiib timo. Tho pledges and
promises of tho campaign loaded down
tho Mentor mail, so thnt it required
the lubors of three or four secretaries
to send back statcsmanliko notifica
tions ol their dishonor and repudiation.
THE MENTOR I'lLllKIMAIIE.
At last matters began to look omin
ous, nnd it was decided that somothing
should ho dono. What that somothing
should be no one could exactly tell, so,
in the absence ot anything better, it
was determined to call a council ol the
chiefs of tbe party, or rather to sum
mon the chiclsone by ono. The Pres
ident was in great distress, and solhcy
all haste nod to his relief. They came
from tho North and iho South and tbo
Fast and tho West, and they all con
ferred and conferred, and each man
camo back with the certainty that he
was to find the tender of a Cabinet
oflico in his Ieltor bag tho moment ho
got homo. Jlow many Cabinet and
other offices were promised during
that memorable series of pilgrimages
will probably nevor be found out, but
if Iho truth wero known, Gen. Garfield,
if ho wero President for half a century,
would not bo ablo to uso up the supply
of Cabinet materia! which ho then
discovered and generously signified
that lie would avail bimseli ol,
Mil. CONKLING AT MENTOR.
Finally it camo to the turn ot Mr.
Conkling to be invited, and liko a loyal
Kepubiicun leader ho went to see how
ho could aid and assist the struggling
statesman in tho snows of tho Western
Reserve Thero has been a good deal
said and written about that memora
ble meeting, but tho truo inwardness
of it is this morning for tho first time
A MEMORABLE CONVERSATION.
Goneral Garfield opened tho dia
logue with a sorics ol interrogatories
in regard to the characters of various
personages who had neon spoken of
lor various olllccs. Among these cull
oiis queries was ono concerning Judge
Folger. ' What Bort of a man is ho '"
said tho President-elect. To this Mr.
Conkling vory quietly replied that ho
had known Judgo Folger lor thirty
years and iu all that tuna had found
biro to bo a man of tho highest chur
actor, "liut," said tho Seuutor, "why
do you ask V"
"charges" against foi.ger
"Well," said Mr. Garfield, "the fact
is I bavo heard some queer things con
corning Mr. Folger bad charges and
I want to know Irom you what you
think of them und ol him ? "
To Ibis tho answer was in ado thut
he (Senator Conkling) did not think it
fair to discuss men's characters in that
way ; that in fact it was not tho kind
of a banquet that ha had supposed ho
nan neon uidiicn to; mat ho did not
liko tho thing. W bat wero tho charges?
"Well," said tho sorely perplexed
president-elect, "tho fact of the matter
is it has been said by somo people that
Judgo Folger is a mnn who drinks,
and also that he is a man who is somo-
Mr. Conkling, I am informed, smiled
nt this tcrriblo charge, and said that he
had known Judgo Kolgeragood many
years and novor beforo had hoard any
thing ol tho kind in connection with
his name. Hut what was Mr. Garfield's
object In Making these inquiries ? Did
he mean lo givo hun a (Jalnnot position?
WOT NEW VOIIK WAS LEFT OUT
Tho coversntion then turned upon
Mr. Morton. Mr. Conkling said ho
did not purpose to ask him for any
position. At, however, ho intended to
give a placo to tho Slato of Now York
he thought tha treasury Department
was tha one to which th Stuta, be
causo of its dignity and importance,
wns entitled, i hen In his opinion, the
Stale was entitled to it becauso ot its
great services in tho campaign. Mr.
(iar lield replied that he had boen con
sidering tho mine of Mr. Morton in
connection with tho Treasury, but ho
had concluded lor many reasons that
it would bo very inconvenient for him
to make him Secretary of the Trcar-
ury ; that he had promised bun either
the headship ot tho syndicnto or the
mission to England or France.
Mr. Conkling remarked upon this
that altogether there wero seven Cab
inet appointments, If Now York can
not hav th Treasury, "1 have only
on request to mako namely, that
you will pas New Y'ork over; at all
events, that you will not give us tbe
Navy when there is no Navy. That
department would probably aatisfy
some othor Stato, and tha multiplica
tion tablo will explain why Now Y'ork
is left out."
"WILL YOU TAKE TEA ?"
It was now nearly six o'clock in the
evening. Mr. Conkling was anxious
to take an early train for homo. Gen.
Garfield, bowover, pressed him to stay
to tea, urging that ho could tuko a
train which left nt midnight. Mr.
Conkling asked if he intended mere
hospitality or business. "If it means
hospitality," said ho, "1 must ask to bo
excused, lor 1 havo left important mat
tors bohind me which need attention
if it ia business X will stay." General
Garfield replied that it was business.
At this point Gonoruj Garfiold went
lo tea, Mr. Uonkiuig declining to ac
company him. When that important
repast in tho Uarnold household was
ovor the political threads wero again
takon up by Mr. Conkling' host.
What Mr. Garfield said wns of vory
little importanco ono way or the other,
but it was characterized throughout
by want of frankness. Ho never once,
1 am assured, informed Mr. Conkling
why he summoned him to Mentor.
FOLGER MADE ANXIOl 8.
Tho Now Y'ork Senator loft on the
midnight train. At Syracuse Judgo
Folger, who, of courso, had heard (hat
Mr. Conkiinir had boen in the presenco
ot tho august Ohio stutesman, boarded
the train and sent bis card to the Ben
ator. Ho was exceedingly anxious to
nnu out what had taken place. Mr.
Conkling pretty frankly told him. with
out, howovor, disclosing certain ques
tions that had been asked him by Mr.
Garfield. They travolcd to New York
together, Semi tor Conkling going to tho
Fifth Avenuo Hotel and Judgo Folger
to tbo St. James. Whon Judge Folger
got to his hotel ho found a despatch
awaiting him from General Garfield
asking him to como to Jlontor. Judgo
Folger, in view of his conversation
with Sonator Conkling, thought the
wholo proceeding wus exceedingly
strange ; that either Garfield bad been
ploying a sharp game on him or that
for. Conkling was not dealing with
him in tho proper spirit. To set his
mind at rest on tho subject he went to
Mr. Conkling and asked him if he
know anything about it. Mr. Conk
ling, of courso, said no; ho had not lira
most remote idea why tho President
elect called him to Mentor except it
was to offer bim a placo in tho Cabinet
the Treasury, be supposed, as Ihoro
was no other oflico ho could offer Now
York, tho State Department having
gone to lilaine. Judgo Folger started
for Montnr and bad his lumous talk
with Mr. Garfiold about which so much
was said and written at tho lime.
WHAT FOLGER DECLINED.
In viewol all tho misrepresentations
and misconceptions on tbo subject per
haps I bad butter givo you tho wholo
thing in briof. Mr. Garfiold said that
be bad sent for him to offer him ono
pluco, or, it might bo, another place, if
things could be arranged to tbo satis
faction of certain parsons. Ho wanted
to offer him tho Attorney Generalship.
and ho might be able to give him the
Treasury Department. . Mr. Folger
immediately answered that be could
not think of accopling tho Attorney
Generalship or of resigning his posi
tion on mo iew i ork Siupromo licnoh
to tuko any placo less than that of tho
Treasury Department, for which oflice
ho perhaps might hnvo somo lilness ;
but ho instantly and emphatically de
clined tho Attorney Gcnornlship.
VACILLATION, DUPLICITY OR WHAT?
If the conversations, promises, in.
triguej, bargains and broken plodges
of Mr. Garfield since his nomination at
Chicago to the present timo could bo
arranged and printed, as it is not im
possible thoy may be, they would pre
sent a rpenn! u-lu'nk .,,., 1,1 mil it
iTlifllcult to decide whether ho is not
Iho weakest and most vacillating of
mon or tho most cunning and adroit of
political wirepullers of tho baser Bort.
Hero is a specimen brick : Sonator
Conkling some timo ago learned that
Goneral Garfield had caused lo bo
written a lottor, which was to bo shown
to -Mr. William II. Vanderbilt, in which
il was stated lhat if Mr. Vandorbilt
desired it Mr. Elliott F. Shcpaid would
ho mode United States District Attor
ney for tho district of Now Y'ork. In
a conversation between Gon. Garfield
and Senator Conkling subsequent to
tho writing of this Idler Gon. Garfield
spoko about his obligations to the gen
tlemen in (hat Slate, liko Mr. Robert
son, through whoso instrumentality
bis nomination becamo possible. He
said thut ho desired to regard them in
some way which would be least detri
motital to tho public interests, while
at tho same time ho satisfied their le
SOMETHING FOR IIOIIEItTSON.
For instance, ho had thought of up.
pointing Judgo Robertson District At
tnrney, but that ho did not liko to ad
vanco that idea lor he had heart!
Judge Robertson was not a good low
yor or of sufficient legnl ability to fill
so important a position nnd that ho
did not know what to do about it. It
is understood that Senator Conkling,
in reply, intimated that Mr. lioborl
son's want of ability need not bo an
liisnperablo objection il bo desired lo
muko the appointment; thnt in En
eland it is not the man who holds tho
cliiil position who is the important
one, but his assistant, who is always a
man or ability, and upon whom gener
ally tho burden of the administration
falls. Thero might bo a similar con.
di'.ion of affairs brought about in Now
Y'ork givo Judg iioberlsoii tho Dis
trict Attorneyship with a firstclnss,
cnpahlo man as Irs subordinate, liut,
alter all, perhaps Iho services of tho
gentlemen to whom ho attributed his
nomination were overrated. In his
(SenatorConkling's) opinion il was not
to the so-called independent ltcpuhli
cans, or, as they are popularly styled,
tbo "half-brood," that Mr. Garfield
wa indebted for tho nomination so
much as to tho threo hundred and six
gentlemen through whoso firmness,
constancy and devotion at Chicago
Sherman and lilaine were driven Iroin
tho field and tho nomination of a new
man liko himself made possiblo and
desirable. Resides that, Mr. Robert
son and the men who acted with him
had been guilty ot a violation ot thoir
pledges to tho convention of the party
who nominated them.
They had accepted oflice wilh the
implied pledge to vote as a nnit and
broken it. Did ha propose tn reward
men for a breach ol faith ? Would it
redound to his credit to adopt such a
policy? Mr. Conkling, it ia under
stood, then referred to tho Shcpard let
lor, and said that it hud boen asserted
that ho wns nndora pledgoto giro Mr.
Sbepard tho position. The I'tesidont
answered that the loiter had been mis
interpreted, and no matter io what
terms it may be couched he could not
now give Mr. Shenard the oflico. So
much for Mr. Garfield' political prom
ise and plodges.
THE "OLD MAN OF THE SEA" AOAIFI.
Wo now como to anothor stage iu
this curious story of political chicanery
and deceit. If Mr. Gurlield meant
anything when be summoned Conkling
to Mentor it was that he should con
sult him and take his advice in tho
construction of his Cabinot, so fur at
least a tbo Stato of Now Y'ork went.
It meant nothing if it did not mean
that. Mr. Conkling plainly signified i
his wishes. Tho Treasury would boi
acceptable lo the Empire Slutc ; it that
was impossible, let it be pussod over,
and tho understanding upon Senator
Conkling's part was thut it should be
passed ovor. What was the result ?
A low days boforo General Garfield's
departure Irom Montor to tho Capitol
ho telegraphed Mr. Morton: "The
cost of my Cabinot must be mado bo
foro ton o'clock. Please telegraph me
instantly that you will accept tho post
of Secretary of tho Navy." Now, that
was mo ono thing Mr. Uonkling hod
asked Mr. Gitrfiold not to do, and it
wns the only thing ho did. It was lor
this that ho dragged him thousands of,
miles ut tho most inclement season ot
the year all tho way to tho snow hills
ol Jlontor. In tho absenco of tho
friends with whom ho could consult,
Mr. Morton, whose namo has been
mentioned lor all manner of places
tho Treasury, tho English mission, the
mission to France not wishing to
make himself ridiculous if ho were
not named at all, accepted it in a mo
ment of hesitation. This became ru
mored about Washington, and so led
to a good deal of excitement among
tho stalwart branch ol tho party. Mr.
Morton becamo bo annoyed that ho
emphatically withdrew his accoptnnco,
and so the famous Cabinot was all bro
ken tip again. Tbo timo was now get
ling short, nnd at last after months of
incubation everything bad to bo dono
over again, and at the eleventh hour it
was patched op and thrown togolher
in tno marvellous Shane in which wo
see it, sont lo tho Senate and con
MORE GARFIELD PICKERING.
During all this time Senator Conk
ling expressed a sincere desiro to Mr.
Gurtreld and his friends to make tho
administration a success, offering to do
everything in his power to aid him
finally, an interview wns brought
anont. uno hunday night a Now
York Congressman came lo Mr. Conk
ling with tho message that tho Presi
dent was anxious to soo and confer
with hint about important matters ai
fecting tho administration. Mr. Conk
ling agreed to go and koep his promise.
Tho New Y'ork appointments wero
mentioned by President Garfield, who
said ho was vory anxious about cer
tain places and would like to have his
ideas on tho Bubject. Among othor
oincei mentioned was thnt held by In
ternal iiovcnuo Colloctor Webcr.whose
place ho was anxious to givo to Judgo
Robertson. Ho desired to know what
Mr. Conkling thought of it. Mr. Conk
ling said it was a matter to ba sort
ously considered. There were no
charges against Mr. Wobor. Ho was
a German; tho German Republicans
wero vory important and tbe removal
might oll'cnd them; in fact, he pre
ferred not tooxprossan opinion on the
subject. Tbo President then said:
"Mr. Conkling, 1 am extremely anx
ious that yon and your friends should
agree upon somo projet by which 1
can got in tho Independents. He said
ho wished Senator Conkling would
consult with Mr. Arthur, Mr. Tlatt,
Governor Cornell and other prominent
gentlemen belonging to tho party nnd
drnw up some plun which would ena
blo bim to dispose ol tho wholo mattor
with the least injury to tho public ser
vice, and at tho samo time with as
much satisfaction as possiblo to tho
gontiemcn interested.' Alter somo
further consideration Mr. Conkling
agreed to propose a plan or a number
of plans for him, any ono of which ho
might adopt under certain contingen
cies. Under No. 1 ho might do so nnd
so, und under No. 2 there would be
another line of policy. Mr. Conkling
men asked turn H he cared to do any.
thing in regard to tho Now Y'ork Cus
THE NEW YORK CUSTOM HOUSE.
Tho President replied ho did not ;
that ho had been considering tho mat
ter and bad arrived at tho conclusion
thnt the best thing to do was to allow
the present oflicers to remain ; thnt
somo ot them, ho understood, hud a
year yet to serve, and perhaps it gavo
mm saiisiaclion to allow these mon to
servo out their timo. Senator Conk
ling answered ho was mistaken, that
somo of them hud two year. Tho
President professed Ignorance of lhat
fact ; at all events bo did not intend
to do anything with tho Custom House
at present and when he did resolvo to
do so ho would let him know and con
sult with him, Mr. Cornell, Vice Prosi-
dent Arthur, Senator Plult and the
n great mistuko in Ihe policy he hud
pursuod in antagonizing one wing of
ino party; that blunder ho proposed
to avoid." This ended the conference
with Mr. Conkling, who immediately
proceeded to consult with his friends
and draw up the projet for Iho Execu
tivo. THE ROBERTSON BOMB
This celebrated conference took
pluco on n Sunday evening. On tho
following Wednesday, whilo Mr. Conk
ling and his mends woro endeavoring
to agreo upon somo plan to extricate
1 ne i resiucnt irom tno neipicss condl
lion in which ho admitted he was
placed nnd from which ho had request
od to bo delivered, without saying one
worn to citnrr oi tno senators irom
Now Y'ork tho nomination of Mr.
Robertson was thrown into the Senate
chamber. What wa tho meaning of
this chango of base on Iho part of tho
President f 1 1 seems that on that very
Sunday night Mr. Rlaino had heard of
tho consultation botwoen the rresident
and tho Sonator Irom New York and
tho purport ol it. Tho "Premier" was
ill at tho timo, anu so lie despatched a
nolo to the President requesting ns a
personal favor that tbo namo of Judgo
Robertson should bo sent to the Senate
as Collector of tho Port. .
Not hearing from bis missive as
quickly aa ho expected, bia impationce
got tho Doner ol his illness, and, call
ing his carriage, ho drove to the Ex
ecutive Mansion, where, it appears, an
exceedingly lively time ensuing bo
tween His Excellence and tho Sccro
tary of Stnto. Mr. lilaine, afler rav
ing around th hxooiitive ofllea for
soma lime, insisted upon having th
nominations made at once, llo threat
oned o resign and smash things gen
erally unless hi wishes were accoded
to, and in order to pacify bim and pre
vont something like a second attack
ofaunstrok th nomination was made.
Thi ia th whol itory from begin
ning to nd. Sine then there hav
i V......V,. ... ; nciii, oi vt orcesier township, wasdnv-
bo heard on tho subject in tho Slate of j ine lw0 10r(,. whirll wcr itehed
rtew lork. lie declared further that: t , drDfr barrow, in a field on his fa-
in tlinmrht Prnairlon, 1 1 n l'o L nrl m., . I . . , ,
- .." .- ....J.O ...... .......V , M,, a
boon frcqueut consultations betweon
tho Prosidcnt, the Vic President and
Sonator Piatt, in which efforts bavo
boen mad to put tbe fragments to
gether, but all to no purpose. Th
President has refused to withdraw th
Alt APPEAL TO TUB DEMOCRATS.
Thi bas boon tho situation during
all these woary week while th coun
try bas boon hearing about Mahouo
and Uorham and iiiddlcbcrgor. It
only remains to add one brief chapter.
The Senate liepublican cancu having
resolved to confirm no nomination to
which the two Sonator from a Stat
aro opposod tiro Secretary of Slato I
now ondoavoring to trado off tho offi
ces in tho Southern States for Demo
cratic votes in litvor of Robertson's
contirinaliou. In this, of course, ha
has the support and countenance of
Iho Executivo. Never in tho history
of the Capital ha titer been such a
lively trado in ofllcos as at present.
Tho corrupt speculation is ot course
cloaked and concealed under tho high
sounding names ol diplomacy and ex
pediency, but it ia rank fostering cor
ruption all tho same. To this pas
the Mentor statesman both brought
the high office of tho Presidency. Hav.
lug belraved and abandoned the I'i iend.
who saved and elected him, ho is now
preparing to betray what remain of
tho Kepuhlican party in tho South.
Garfiold is great and Iilaino is bis
UISTOMCAL LI A US.
Tho oditor of tho GiniinVj Freeman
bits a class in that line iu this way :
"Adam iladeau, who was a member
of Grant's staff during the war, has
written a military history of General
Grant in threo volumes, and, judging
from an article on lladeau's production
which appeared in tho Johnstown
Tribune of. last Monday, it will neither
do Gran;, any good in tho estimation
of tho country, if Hodosu's statements
are lo bo believed, nor will it establish
the reputation of the latter as a histo
rian of trulb. According to tho Johns
town Tribune article, liadeau represents
Grant as saying of Frank Sigol, the
Germnu General: "Ho will do noth
ing but run. He never did anything
clue." Iiodeau must havo made a mia
tuko and substituted Sigel's name lor
that ol Schurx, for after lhat General'
sorry performances at tho second Dull
Run batllo, und elsewhere, it was suid
to bo a common expression among the
German soldiers, "Wo fijht mil Sigol
and wo rim mit Sebum." Sigel's rep
utation for courage was nevor que.
tioncd. Wbon tho bravo Gen. Lyon
wos killed at tho commencement of
tho war near Springfield, in south
western Missouri, Sigel conducted the
retreat and lor his ability and skill re
ceived tho highest praise of the best
army oflicers. After that he fought
liko a hero at tho bloody battle of Pea
Ridge, in Arkansas, just over tho Mis
souri line, and fully sustained his rep
utation os a munot undoubted couragu.
We don't exactly believe that Grunt
ever said of Sigel what liadeau repre
sents him as having said, but when wo
rctnombor how ha deliberately lied
about General Hancock last Fall in an
interview with a Chicago jireachor,
liaduau's statement becomes highly
probable. Grant may havo been as
willing to injure Sigel as ho was to
defuine Hancock, but his malice will
fail in accomplishing its purpose."
The Oldest City in the World.
Damascus is the oldest city in the
world. Tyro and Sidon have crum
bled on the Bhore ; liaalhee is a ruin ;
Palmira is buried in a dcBort : Ninoveh
and Habyloo havo disappeared from
the Tigris and Euphrates. Damascus
remains what it was betore the days
of Abraham a conttwj ol trado and
travel an island of verdure in tbo
desort; "a presidential capital," with
material and sacred associations ex
tending through thirty centuries. It
was near Damascus that Saul and Tar
sus saw the light abovo the "brightness
ol tho sun ; tho streot which is called
Strait, in which it was said "ho prav-
ed," still runs through the city. Tbe
caravan comes and goes us it did a
thousand years ago; there is still tho
Sheik, tho ass, and tho wator wheel ;
the merchants of tho Euphrates and
Iho Mediterranean still occupy these
"with tho multitudo of thoir wares."
The city which Mohammed surveyed
from a neighboring height, and wa
afraid to ontor "bocause it was given
to man to have but one paradise, and
for bis part ho was resolved not to havo
in this world," is to day what Julian
called tho "eye of the East," aa it was
in tho timool Isaiab, "the head ol Syr-
What Next. Don't troublo your
self about tho next thing yon aro to
do. No man can do tho second thing.
He can do tho first. If be omits it the
wheels of tho social Juggornaut roll
over him, and leave him, mora or luss,
crushed behind. If ho duos it, be keeps
in trout and finds room to do the next
again ; and so ho is sura to arrive at
somothing, for tbe onward march will
carry him with it. Thero ia no say
ing to what porl'eetion of success a
man may come who begins with what
ho can do, and uses the means at bis
hand. Ho make a vortex ol action,
however slight, towards which all the
means instantly begin to gravitate.
Let a man but lay hold of something
anything, and be is on the highroad
to success, though it moy bo very long
before ho can walk comfortably in il.
Singular Accident to two Horses.
Tbo Norristown Hegislcr,o( a recent
tluto says : A young son ot Ucnjamin
premises, a uay or two ago. In
attempting to turn a corner, the har
row was upset, and in somo way both
horses were thrown backward upon
the sharp upturned teeth. The bodies
and legs ot the poor beast wero cut
in a shocking manner, and tho intes
tines of ono protruded at several per
forated spots in bis sido. It was at
first feared that it would ho necessary
to kill both horses, but thoy are now
doing well and are in a fair way of re
covery. Young liclffnai rawly escaped
being caught under the harrow.
They had been engaged to be mar
ried filteen years and still ho had not
mustered up resolution enough to ask
her tn namo th happy day. So ono
evening ho called in a particularly
spooney frame of mind and asked her
to sing liiin something tender and touch
ing, somothing that would "move" him.
She sal down at tho piano and sang :
"Darling, I am growing old."
Ubei.es Ornaments. A cotempo.
rary eaya: Madamo Ambre, th tru
ant opera singor, scattored pearls all
Iho way from Now Orleans to Phila
delphia. They were left in. pawn. It
is said the lairownei left ,'i,000 worth
of jowolry in this country which she
uiu not noed so badly aa ready cash.
Ever since Hayes was inaugurated
tin tho 4th of March, 1877, Senator
t.onkimg is reported never to have
spoken of him in any other manner
than as Kathcr fraud 1). llayoa. Mr.
Conkling is unbeatable generally, bill
ho somotimts says a good thing.
Cool. "Let them go as a loan," is
tlio way Garfield now construe pledg
es and promise made to the Stalwart
last August. Exchange. That may
have been a good thing in th day
of Oakoa A me and DoGolyer, but
now, it' no go.
An old printer, who played hi first
gam of ten pins and knocked them
all down, said : "Pi'd, by Jingo I"