Father Abraham. (Reading, Pa.) 1864-1873, April 09, 1869, Image 2

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The defeat of Dixon, ex-Senator from
Connecticut, for the lower House of Con
gress in Connecticut on Monday last, is
especially gratifying. He was one of the
'coadjutors of Doolittle and Cowan, who
went with Andy Johnson in 1866, and al
though the District in which he was a
candidate was represented by a "Demo
<rat 1 ' in the last Congress, and went for
Seymour last fall, he was repudiated an
Monday. Served him right!
We would advise the gentlemen who
are candidates for nomination next fall in
Lancaster county, to be very cautious in
their movements. Don't be "setting up"
things too soon. There is trouble ahead
among those who say they own things,
and some of them having "dirtied them
selves for nothing" heretofore, are looking
wise, and threatening divers terrible
things. The people, too, are looking
about them, and may play "everlasting
smash" with slates and "sich." Be cau
tious, and look sharp!
The "Democratic " State Committee of
Penns, lvania met on Tuesday of last
week, at Harrisburg. After a long dis
cussion the committee agreed to call a
state Convention, for the nomination of
Governor, on July 14, in Harrisburg. It
is claimed that this delay was secured by
the friends of Gen. 'McCandless, a candid
date, who claims that in that time they
can show the hands of Gen. Cass and the
llon. Asa Packer, with reference to cer
tain legislation that has been presented
before the present Legislature, and which
was detrimental to the interests of Penn
sylvania. These fellows are wrangling
among themselves about a candidate for
Governor, just as if they stood an earthly
chance of success. Poor devils—they
can't believe that they are "played out."
tient, Ohio, Michigan
Whilst State after State is recording its
vote on the great constitutional amend
ment—the glorious Republican finality—
the people are coming up to the work
everywhere, winning new Republican vic
tories at the ballot box. In Connecticut,
as everywhere, the amendment was made
the issue, and the result is the election of
the Republican candidate for Governor by
from WO to 1,000 majority, against 1,700
democratic majority last year; a gain
of two members of Congress, and
a majority in each branch of the
Legislature—twenty on joint ballot, which
places Connecticut on the right side of the
great amendment.
Municipal elections in Ohio and Michi
gan also indicate large Republican gains.
The whole country is Republicanized—
every citizen, without regard to race or
color will very soon enjoy perfect equality
before the law.
Senator Billingfelt threw a bombshell
into the camp of the plunderers last week,
by his proposition in the Senate, when the
.&ppropriation bill was before that body,
to anticipate the payment of the public
indebtedness. The effect of this would be
to . withdraw from the custody of the State
Treasurer nearly a million of dollars, on
which he could make quite a handsome
"pile," and apply it in advance to the
purpose for which it should be used. The
thittering among the " elect " is said to
have been very marked and rather amus
ing, but they had to stand it, and into the
bill it went, for the proposition was so
fair and proper that they dare not vote it
down. Efforts will be made to strike it
from the bill in the committee of Confer
ence. Billingfelt means business, and ifthat
*inference Committee should report the
tan without the amendment, it will not be
his Milt if the hill is not, knocked into
"smithereens," as it ought to be. We
Alan watch the matter with interest, and
Our readers will be duly informed of the
It has become fashionable, on the occa
sion of every change in the administration
of the National Government, to denounce
'politicians,” that term being made to
include all who take any part in the or
ganization of political parties. It might
be asked what would become of a Republic
without parties and party organizations?
One is essential to the prosperity of the
other. Parties and party organizations
arc the schools in which the people are
educated in the principles of self-govern
ment, and taught to take an interest in
national affitirs. If all men were politi
cians in the true sense of the word, and
took that deep interest in public matters
which is incumbent upon the citizens of a
free country, would be much better for
both country and people. Every man
ought to attend primary meetings, and
labor to make good nominations. Those
who do attend to their duty in this
respect, and labor for the success of the
principles which they believe to be essen
tial to the prosperity of the country, are
sneeringly spoken of, by those who have
no settled principles, as professional pol
iticians. When their labors are crowned
with success, those who do nothing, and
had to be begged and coaxed to come to
the polls, step forth as the proper persons
to receive whatever advantages there may
be in the way of office or public trust.
We could name several of this class in
Lancaster, and elsewhere. Whilst the
conflict lasted many of them either stood
aloof or maintained a neutral position—
when the victory is obtained they become
enthusiastic in the cause that has tri
umphed. •
There are those who persist that the
public offices should be given to retired
I business men, who have been rusting for
years on the shelf of idleness, and living
amid luxuries that have totally unfitted
them for active life. But it should be re
.membered that men who prospered in
business, even ten years ago, would find
themselves perfect novices among the
business activities of this progressive ate.
Ask any member of the whisky ring or
any other class of public plunderers, what
description of officer he would prefer, and
he would unhesitatingly tell you a retired
merchant. The more honest he is the
more unsuspecting he will be, and the ea
sier it will be to poke straws in his eyes.
The man who is sneeringly called a "pol
itician," is the man who they would dread
most, as he does not walk upon stilts, with
his head so high that he does not know
what is going on around him. Whilst
we would exclude corrupt and mercenary
men from public office, those who have
shown themselves to be upright and hon
est politicians and statesmen should be
honored and recognized.
This denunciation of "politicians,'
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comes very often from a class of men who
keep aloof from active participation in pol
itics, either from a fear that it will cost
them something, or from an innate love
of ease—commonly called laziness.
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The most important government ap
pointments for Eastern Pennsylvania,
have been made. The most prominent,
and decidedly one of the best that could
have been made, was that of Hon. Henry
D. Moore, Collector of the Port of Phila
delphia. The Surveyor of the Port is E.
0. Goodrich, Esq., of Bradford county.
For "United States Marshal, our friends,
"Jolly" Jack Hiestand, of this city, and
Major George M. Lauman, of Reading,
were considered the prominent candidates
with chances in favor of the former. But
they happened not to be about when the
appointment came to be announced, as the
prize was carried off by Gen. John Ely, of
Doylestown•—a very excellent, competent
and deserving man, by the way.. William
H. Barnes, has been appointed Collector
of Revenue for the First District, Willlittn,
R. Leeds, for the Second District,
Capt. 0. A. Luckenbach, for the Eleventh
District, and Geo. C. Evans, for the Third
District. John B. Kenney, has been ap
pointed Assessor for the First District,
and William Stokely for the Second Dis
trict. We are particularly pleased to know
that Capt. Luckenbach,of Bethlehem, who
lost a leg at Cedar Mountain in 1962, has
been so handsomely provided for.
The following from the Reading Dis
patch is graphic and life-like, and may re
flect a countenance familiar to people in
this locality. It is at least worthy of
careful study:
" Some men are Republicans from princi
ple; such we delight to honor; others are Re
publicans for pay. This latter class are like
devils hanging around the sacramental board
of a country Methodist Church ,where the
bread is said to be served unsparingly and
hard eider is used more frequently than wine.
These devils will shout "hosanna! hosanna!"
so long as the bread and cider hold out, but
the moment that is gone they want to steal
the sacrament set, table-cloth and all, and
will refuse to shout " hosanna " again until
the cups are replenished and fresh bread is
again introduced to their mouths by the ever
indulgent conscientious members of the house
hold of the Lord. Paid Republicans are like
paid devils. Neither of them are of any val
ue. Old Satan hates the one ; honest men
despise the other.
"We would not be understood as opposed
to paying any man for services rendered his
party or government; quite the contrary; but
we do mean to say that we are opposed to
paying in advance for any man's political ser
vices or paying twice for any labor that per
chance be may have performed to his party
of his own voluntary choice; neither do we
think that any Republican who is such from
principle, would ask the violation of either of
the above rules."
It is said that a Vigilance Committee
has been organized on a firm basis in thq
city of 'New York, that it is composed of
numbers of the best men in the city, and
that it is determined to see the murderer
Real hung. It is publicly declared that if
all legal measures fin• the punishment of
theft, murder and crime of all grades fail,
the Vigilance Committee will take the
cases m hand, and sweep the murderers
and thieves out of the city. That course
will materially reduce the "Democratic"
majority in that almost God-forsaken city.
Rumors are floating around of a com
motion in the camp of the Thugs. It
seems that the Inq u irer firm does not
work well, and there is in consequence
trouble in the " Soldiers' Monument."
The arrangements for the offices next fall
cannot be made to suit all parties, and
eriminations and recriminations are the
order of the day. Then, too, the Con
gressional canvass last fall affords a pro
lific cause of disputation. The amiable
editor-in-chief 'of the Thug organ pitches
in all around, and his disappointment
rankles and festers, and at certain times he
tells tales, and has even gone so far as to
caricature some of the chief Thugs. The
redoubtable George—he of the " Green
flag "—the ornament of the Lancaster
bar—figures conspicuously in the group,
which the said organ-grinder, on special
occastons,exhibits to his jovial companions.
A " sly fox," with spectacles, who grinds
another kind of an organ—who is, in fact,
in the organ business—is represented in
these caricatures as slyly looking on and
laughing at the performance of the bellig
erents. We are assured that it is a very
rich and racy affair all through, and it
really looks as if the Thug organization
had become thoroughly demoralized. The
weight is becoming too heavy, and the
whole concern being rotten, must conic to
grief. Well, well—it is high time that
the rogues should fall out, that honest
men may get their dues. Further devel
opments will be looked for with much in
The Intelligeneer, and other Copperhead
journals, grow very lively over Republican
disagreements and predict a schism in the
Republican ranks. "The wish is father
to the thought." They have been talking
that way for the last seven years. Just
now there is no indication of a difference
of opinion, however small or upon how
ever indifferent a matter, among our
representatives in Congress, that does not
afford them encouragement. The struggle
over the Civil Tenure law they magnify
into a cause of quarrel which is not only
to continue, but to grow into enormous
proportions, as a stumbling block of of
fence between the President and Congress.
General Butler, who a few months back
was " the beast, is now mentioned with
respectful admiration, and hopes based
upon his leadership in the House as likely
to lead to new complications and quarrels.
General Grant has the face-ache caused by
a decayed tooth, and we arc told he is
being hurried to the grave by the conten
tions and disputes of his political friends.
If Senator Fessenden is not in an amiable
mood, and Senator Morton also being
irritable, a little war of words occurs,
which these gentlemen explain away five
minutes afterwards in a cordial private
conversation, the affair is bruited abroad
as a bitter quarrel between the magnates
of the Senate.
But there will be no division, as there
is no cause of serious difference in the Re
publican ranks. The President has the
full confidence of the party, both in and
out of Congress, and in the work of legis
lation he will move harmoniously with
that body. The Civil Tenure law ques
tion has already been satisfactorily die
, osed of, and though differences of opin
rittsy arise in tlp distribution of the
piiittittitge of the Government, these differ
ences will leave no scar or wound behind.
A month hence the party will almost have
forgotten that they ever existed. Upon
all the distinctive principles of Republi
canism the party is and will continue to
be a unit.
We are informed by a prominent law
yer of this city, that while sojourning in
Amboy last night, he passed a pleasant
hour in company with a former rebel offi
cer, who was attached to Stonewall Jack
son's division of the Confederate army
during the war, and who related an in
teresting reminiscence of the death of
General Kearney, of which sad event he
was an eye witness. " The gallant Kear
ney," he said, "received his death wound
from a private in my command, and when
he fell from his horse, I hastened, with
many others, to the point where ho lay,
not supposing that his wound was a mor
tal one. Just as we reached his body,
however, his limbs gave one convulsive
quiver, and then all was over. Seeing
that he was a Major General, word was
sent to headquarters to that effect, and
General Jackson COming to the spot im
mediately, gave one glance at the dead
officer's features, and exclaimed, "My
God, boys do you know who you have
killed? You have ,4 hot the most gallant
officer in the ITnited States Army. This
is Phil. Kearney, who lost his arm in the
Mexican War." lie then involuntarily
lifted his hat, every officer in the group
following his example, and for a moment
a reverential silence was observed by all.
Subsequently the body of the dead soldier
wasplacw upon two boards, and when
being removed to headquarters, was fol
lowed by General Jackson, General Ewell,
and other officers, while a regimental
band preceded it, playing a dead march.
—.Newark (N. J.) ()wrier.
Confession of the Sentenced Murderer --Mrs.
Twitehell Accused of killing Mrs. Hill.
Considerable excitement was caused
throughout the length and breadth of
Philadelphia, on Saturday last, by the
announcement that George S. Twitehell,
jr., now under sentence of death for the
murder of Mrs. Mary E. Hill, had made
a written confession,_ in which he directly
accused his wife, Camilla Twitehell, of
Cotundiding the murder, and acknowledg
ed that aided her in throwing the body
out Of window.
Itititt-bs remembered that Twitchyll
has steadily denied all along, that he
knew anythitg whatever of the murder,
and that himself and wife were In bed at
the time the tragedy occurred. •
On Thursday last, however, Twitched
intimated to 11ev. George Bringhurst, his
spiritual adviser, that he desired to make
a statement in relation to the murder, and
imparted some information at the time to
the Reverend gentleman, that the latter
kept to himself.
On Saturday morning by appointment,
Rev. Mr. Bringhurst and - Mr. William B.
Perkins entered the cell of the condemned
man. Here Twitehell dictated and sign
ed the following confession :
" I went to my room on the night of
the murder, and, instead of going to bed,
lay down on the lounge which was in my
room, and fell asleep. My wife was in bed
at the time. I was arousedat her repeat
ed calls, and ran down to the dining-room,
where I found her much excited, saying :
"'I hare had a quarrel with mother (sad
killed her:'
"I do not know whether she said:—
"'save me!'—`or help me hide it!,
"But at last we threw the body of Mrs.
Hill out of the window, to make it look as
if she fell out.
"I went down stairs and washed my
hands and face at the hydrant; then went
to my room, undressed, and went to bed.
My wife came up afterwards, and got into
bed, where we staid until Sarah (Camp
bell) rang the bell.
" I think we were in bed ten or twenty
minutes. I made a solemn vow to God,
that night, that I would never reveal it,
but I cannot keep it any longer. lam
sorry that I said knew nothing of it,'
but I did it with the vow in my mind, and
to save my wife.
"I now make this disclosure that I may
have peace with God.
In the presence of Rev. George Bring
hurst and William B. Perkins.
To Mr. Bringhurst, Twitchell express
ed a desire to have his confession publish
ed, and accordingly the reverend gentle
man proceeded to the newspaper offices
and furnished the inforination, which in a
short time was heralded all over the city,
and the excitement consequent thereon
was intense.
It was reported that Mrs. Twitchell, as
soon as she heard of the confession impli
cating herself in the murder, left the city,
but it is now ascertained that such was
not the case.
Mrs. Twitchell visited her husband in
his cell last Friday week for the last time.
They appeared as loving as ever, and the
request was made by Twitchell that she
should call on Monday, as usual. Mon
day mane, but not the wife. This occa
sioned some uneasiness in the husbands
mind. Tuesday arrived, but no Mrs.
Twitchell. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday passed, but the woman did
not put in an appearance. On Wednesday
last the prisoner was very much depress
ed in spirits, and looked more dejected
than he had on former occasions. He
could not understand her absence, and
wondered concerning, her conduct and
The general opinion appears to be that
the confession does not tell the truth, but
was gotten up to help his case before the
United States Supreme Court.
An application had been made to the
Supreme Court of the United States at
Washington for a writ of error, in Twit
chell's case, but it failed. Governor Geary
having declined to grant a respite, the
sentence of the law was no doubt execut
ed yesterday, and Twitchell is now before
his Maker.
Hon. Benj. F. Wade, of Ohio, has writ
ten a letter in reply to an address from the
National Executive Committee of Colored
Men. In the course of this letter, Mr. Wade
utters the following noble sentiments:
It is true that for more than thirty years,
whether in the Legislature of my own State,
as a Judge upon the Bench, in the Senate of
the United States, or in private Hub, I have,
with resolute and determined purpose, labor
ed to bring the Constitution and laws of my
country into harmony with the laws of God,
who "is no respector of persons." Equali
ty befor the law and exact justioe to all men,
'without respect to race, color, or nationality,
has been the polar star to guide me in slimy
efforts, and the prise for which I have fought.
Nor am I conscious that I have ever during
that time subordinated those great princi
ples to any other, or compromised them for
any other cosideration whatever. Yet I
claim no special merit for this; it was
but the performance of a plain and pal
pable duty which every man owes to his
God, to his country and to humanity. Had
I done less, it would have been a self-degra
dation for which I should have despised my
self, even as I have despised all others who
have compromised these great principles
through cowardice, self-interest or ambition.
And now, thank God, after a thirty years'
battle, I have lived to see these principles
triumphant, every man in our great Repub
lic equal before the law, and the laborer re
lieved of the foulest and most degrading vio
lation of his rights. Bat, in my judgment,
much more remains to be done ; for I can
never believe"' Government perfect while it
is possible for one man to appropriate the
avails of the labor of thousands, while those
that perform thg labor pine away their life
in poverty and destitution, or to monopolise
an unlimited extent of God's earth to the ex
clusion of others. These evils are yet to be
corrected, and may I not expect that you
who have been •so lately emancipated from
the foulest oppression and injustice will take
the lead in these great and necessary reforms ?
Handbills, Cards, Bill Heads, P
Posters, Ito., Ito., printed in the bee=
at reasonable rates, at the FATHER ABRA
HAM Job Printing Ofiloe. Orders by mail
promptly atteuded to.
HAnn mutat° , April 7, 14110.
Lear Father Abraham: We are haring busy
times here, and legislation Is being put throtigh
at a frightful speed. • •
Was disposed of by the Senate on Fridaylest,
and is now with the Conference Comeatidee.
Several very wholesome amendments Were
added, on motion of your indefatigable Sena
tor, Mr. Billingfelt—one abolishing entittV
the franking privilege. The good results that
will accrue from its adoption are two-fold—it
saves a large sum to the treasury in the mat
ter of j ostage alone, and will, at the seine
time, dispense with the expenses incident to
•the publication of a large number of useless
documents. The most important amendment,
however, is the following : The 21st Section
of the bill reads : " For the payment of the
interest on the funded debt of the Common.
wealth, which will fall due on the first days of
July and August, Anne Domini one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-nine, and the first
days of January and February, Anno Domini
one thousand eight hundred and seventy, the
sum of one million eight hundred thousand
dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces
sary," to which Mr. 11. offered the following,
to come in at the end of the section : " And
that immediately after the passage of this
act, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund
be and are hereby required to anticipate the
payment of at least one-half of the five per
cent. loan due on the first day of July, 1870,
the amount of the total of which is $1,613,-
129.29, in accordance with the provisions of
the sixth section of an act to establish a sink
ing fund for the payment of the public debt."
This created quite a spirited discussion for a
considerable length of time, participated in by
Messrs. Billingfelt, Connell, Errett, (the two
latter being members of the Finance Commit
tee) Wallace and Lowry. Mr. B. based his
arguments upon facts and figures, obtained
from an examination into the accounts of the
State Treasurer, and Commissioners of the
Sinking Fund, showing that there is at pres
ent a surplus fund on hand amounting to $l,-
289.000; that the receipts into the State
Treasury for the months of December, Jan
uary and February last, exceeded those for
the corresponding months of last year by
$155.000 ; that the receipts of the State Treas
ury for the months of April, May and June,
of last year, were $897.000, and the expenses
of the same months were $854.000, which,
should the receipts and expenses for the three
coming months be the saute as last year, would
leave a balance in the Treasury on the first day
of .July next, of $1,322.000 ; that the expenses
this year will be a great deal less than those
of last year, whilst the excess of receipts over
expenses in July next will alone be sufficient
to pay the semi-annual interest due on the
first of August next. Hence it could easily
be seen that we can afford to pay off immedi
ately $BOO.OOO, of the five per cent. loan due
July Ist, 1870, and thus save the interest
thereon for fifteen months, amounting to $50.-
000, and still leave a sufficient balance in the
State Treasury.
The amendment passed by the following
vote :
YXA s. Messrs. Beck, Bur.zNOFELT,
Brown, (Mercer,) Burnett, Coleman, Davis,
Jackson, Kerr, Linderman, Lowry, M'Cand
less, M'intire, Nagle, Searight, Stinson, Tay
lor, Turner, Wallace, White.
NAvs.—Messrs. Connell, Errett, Fianna,
Graham, Olmstead, Osterhout, Robinson,
Stutzman, Worthington, (Speaker.) Yeas,
19. Nays, 9.
The vote of your Senator, Gen. Fisher,
against this reformatory measure,caneed con
siderable surprise, as be bad taken high
ground in favor of retrenchment on other
parts of the bill. Contrary togeneral expecta
tion no provision was made in the bill, as it
passed the Senate, for the immortal "twenty
seven," but it is generally believed thatlhe
Conference Committee will recognize - Weir
claims, and provide for their pay. The Senate
may or may not accept their report.
The House has been engaged mostly in con
sidering local bills, which, notwithstanding
the late stage of the session, continue to pour
in upon the Legislature. The General Regis
try law was before this body, and passed to
third reading under a call of the previous
question. Its final passage has been delayed
for a few days.
A great outrage has been attempted on the
public by the passage through the Senate, on
Friday, of the notorious Cattle Bill. A
synopsis of its provisions I sent yea Mme
days ago. It has not yet been taken up in
the lower House. Mr. Billiingfelt voted apiarist
the bill. Mr. Fisher did not vote at all.
A joint resolution, fixing on Thursday, the
lfitb, as the day for final adjournment, is
pending before the Legislature. No action
on it has yet been had ; but if the report of
the Conference Committee, on the Appropria
tion Bill, when submiteedjiLat once swept
ed, the resolution may profflllt. The whole
matter, however, remains in doubt.
Mr. Hopkins introduced an act legalizing
the election of directors of the Lancaster
Park Association, and their official action.
Passed the House and Senate. Mr. Peters
introduced an act to divide the Washington
borough election district, in the county of
Lancaster, into two election districts, and
fixing the place of holding the elections there
in. Passed the House.
The following have passed the Senate : an
act to incorporate the Manheim elate com
Also, an act to increase the number of terms
of the several courts in the Second judicial
district, and to expedite business therein. It
reads as follows :
SECTION 1. That the terms of the several
courts of common pleas, in the Second judicial
district, composed of the county of Lancaster,
shall commence on the third Monday of each
and every month, of each year, except the
month of July, and all executions shall be
made returnable on the first day of each and
every term of said court, excepting writs of
veuditioni exponas and levari facies, which
shall be returnable at such terms as they are
now returnable to.
SECTION 2. That the stated terms for Jury
trials in all the courts in the said Judicial die.
trict, shall be and remain as now Axed by law.
The following have passed finally : an act
granting a pension to Sarah Miller, the widow
of Frederick Miller, deceased, a soldier or
marine of the war of 1812. A supplement to
the act for the relief of wives deserted by
their husbands in the county of Lancaster
and other counties, approved the 27th day of
February, 1867. An sot refunding the col
lateral inheritance tax on certain bequests
contained in the last will and testament of
James Buchanan, deceased. Z.
GENUINE ELoquaNcs.—There is no
people in the world with whom eloquence
is so perfect as with the Irish. When
Leitch Ritchie was travelling in Ireland,
he passed a man who was a painful spec
tacle of pallor, squalor and raggedness.
His heart salute him, and he turned back.
' If you are in want,' said Ritchie, with
some degree of peevishness, why don't
you beg?'
'Sure, it's a begging I am, your honor.'
You did'nt say a word.'
Ov course not / yer honor; but see how
the skin is speakial through the holes of
me trousers, and the bones cryin out
through me skin! Look at me sunken
cheeks, and the famine that's Marie' in
me eyes! Man alive! isn't it begginl Imu
with a hundred tongues.'
i.LET/ FIU , M V.kTtiOrS 80171:i'EN,1
The Attorney General decided that Mr.
Halsey being engaged in the manufacture
of patent leather, is ineligible under the
act of 1789 for the position of Register of
the Treasury, and accordingly Hon. John
Allison, formerly member of Congress
from Western Pennsylvania, was to-day
nominated by the President. The decis
ion of Mr. Hoar is ridiculed by almost
everybody, and ea Secretary Boutwell is
engaged on his farm in Massachusetts in
the manufacture of butter and cheese, it is
not impossible the point will he made that
he too is ineligible under the same act.
Mr. Halsey did not want the Registership,
and personally is not sorry to be ruled out,
though he was willing to accept it for th%
purposepf aiding the Secretary in rebr
ganizing the Department.
The Senate had a brief Executive session
and Senator Kellogg, of Louisiana, form
erly of Illinois, called up General Long
street's nomination as Surveyor of the
Port of New Orleans, which office is esti
mated to be worth $30,000 per annum.
Ile moved to confirm, when Mr. Brown
low sent to the Clerk's desk, he being too
feeble to read it himself, a fearful catalogue
of crimes of which he indicted General
Longstreet, and denounced in most vehe
ment terms, the very idea, of bestowing so
rich a gift upon one whose hands were
bloody. He thought that to confer honor
and riches upon him, was to dishonor the
Union dead, and to mock at the maimed
and surviving heroes in blue. His remarks
were exceedingly passionate and impress
ive. He alluded to the unrecognized suf
fering and destitution among loyal Ten
nesseeans, which had been largely brought
on by the desolation and persecution in
East Tennessee of this man, and called
the attention of the Senate to the fact, that
Longstreet still wore the insignia of his
Rebel service, and was proud of the death
swards he had mown in the Union army.
So damaging were Mr. Brownlow's re
marks that an adjournment was had to
prevent rejection.
While our President was General, fre
quently a team consisting of two tiny
ponies and a plain little carriage, cones•
ponding in size, driven by an orderly or a
little boy, was to be seen in our streets.
This was the establishment of General
Grant's little son ; who at other times
would be seen in the saddle on the back of
one of these little Shetlands,
still accom
panied by the orderly. The President has
another son 16 or so. This youth, some
what impressed with the diffusive proper
ties of his father's high station, as the
soldier's wife was who thought, when her
husband was promoted to corporal, that
she was corporal too ; wished to make
calls in the Presidential carriage. "No,"
replied the father, "If you want to make
calls, make them as other young men do,
on your NA." The younger son's estab
lishment receives an interpretation from
this. Some remarks had been made about
it by some of our democratic plain going
people. The appearance of the orderly,
especially, "stuck in their crop." In spite
of the General's destitution of rsonal os
tentation, it bore appearance .I.them of
"putting on airs." But now it would.
seem to be a model of exercise and object
teaching for the child, most rational and
beneficial, and the orderly was, of course,
a necessary part of the instrumentality.
But as soon as he is large enough to go
alone, then no orderly and no carriage—
at least, none for style.
People like Mrs. Grant because she
brings with prosperity the same qualities
which made her happy and beloved in ad
versity and obscurity. Few women ever
bore the perilous test of sudden fame and
fortune witla more hearty happiness or
more unassuming grace. Is she pretty ?
No. She is a roly poly of a little woman,
with beautiful neck, hands and feet. Her
features are well cut, but her eyes are
crossed. • Some of her friends wished her
to have them straightened. "No," she
said. "Mr. Grant had loved her ever
since she was a little girl with her eyes
crossed. He had said that she would not
be herself to him if they were straight.
Crooked they should remain. If he was
satisfied what mattered it to other people."
General Grant is after the "rings" in
the Treasury Department. He recently
remarked that it had given him more
trouble than any other department except
the Interior. "It is full of rings," said
he. " I am told that favoritism in it to
particular bankers and interests has been
common for years." Grant is after such
little arrangements with a sharp stick, and
the parties who have been running these
machines had better stand from under.
The colored Lieutenant Governor of
Louisiana was upon the floors of Con
=asome time to-day: While in the
te quite a number of Senators welt
up and spoke to him. Dr. Dunn is cop
per-colored, of fine Rxeportions, and very
respectable looking, with an intelligent
east of features, and is said to speak lath
French and English fluently. He was
attired in a plain suit of black cloth, with
gloves, the color of his skin.
It is a lung while since the Republican
party in the House of Representatives
has had to contend with a more disturb
ing question than eke
The matter has developed much bitterness
in the Meuse and much unpleasantness in
the reconstruction committee. The bill
has been before the Rouse for several
days, but to-day it was postponed until
December next by a vote of 103 to 62.
The postponement leaves the State where
the President (as was evident from his
interview with the Mississippi republi
cans some time ago) wished it should be
—under the contro lof the military au
thorities, instead of placing it mi litary
the control of a convention.
It is said that the - President and the
Secretary of the Treasury will rigidly ap
ply the provisions of the law of 1789 to all
applicants for office under the Treasury
department. This will be applying the
principles laid down in the inaugural In
regard to odious laws. Abandonment of
all business, trade, or commerce will be
made the condition precedent to accept
ing any office in the Treasury Depart
The movement be remove Generet-Ren
ter as Naval Officer at Philadelphia, would
have succeeded but for Secretary Bork,
who made a personal appeal to have hie.
retained, and. the President concluded 66
let him remain. The removal of General
Baxter would have been an outrage on a
gallant soldier,• and no less gallant Re
publican. •
The cost of printing the agricultural re
ports ordered by ibis Congress, will