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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18,1870
LANCASTER CITY, PA
Eeiomy, Retrenchment, Faithful Collection
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THE NEGRO VOTE.
The Fifteenth Amendment, it is said,
will confer the ballot upon about 960,000
negroes, Sooyol4l of whom reside in the
~l aveholding States. In three Southern
States alone, where the Democratic party
. aow holds complete sway, namely, Ken
tucky. Maryland and Delaware, about
t-6,000 negroes will be sent to the polls for
the first time this year through the opera
tion of the Amendment. There will be
47,1)0(1 of such new votes in Kentucky, 34,-
:AO in Maryland, and 4,500 in Delaware.
A SQUARE BLOW
We," says the Norfolk (Va.) Day
Book, "suppose our Democratic friends
throughout thz: country are somewhat
amazed at the haste the people of Virginia
have manifested in being reconstructed
and getting back into the Union under
Republican auspices; but then they should
remember that we waited very patiently
for nearly four years for them to oust the
Republicans, and as they failed to do so
at the last Presidential election, our sup
ply of patience gave out, and we had to
' reconstruct , without waiting four years
longer for them." This is what we should
call a square blow between the "peepers."
Tll3 Wilmington (Del.) Colamercial is
logical when it says: "A Democratic
paper of this county attempts to demon
strate the unfitness of the colored people
for self-government by describing the de
stitution among old and infirm negroes
who flocked to Washington during the
war, and still remain there. Now, let it
base a similar argument on the destitu
tion and misery prevailing among a cer
tain class of white people in New York
and other large cities, and it will arrive
at the conclusion to which modern "De
inocracy" logically tends, that no people
are fit for self-government." The Lan
caster lntclligew•er will please make the
TEE Inquirer, printed at the "soldiers ,
Monument," continues its abuse of Sena
tor Billingfelt. Failing to defeat his
nomination last fall, its editors are
endeavoring by gross falsehoods and
misrepresentations to render him odious
in the eyes of his constituents. Let them
alone—they are lint gnawing a tile.
TAXES AND THE TARIFF.
Gen. Grant has recently expressed an
opinion favorable to a reduction of the
taxes as a measure expected by the peo
ple and of wise statesmenship. We have
reason to believe that the free traders,
under whatever disguise they present them
selves, will receive little encouragement
from him. 11 is message betrayed his
sympathy for a genuine American policy,
the development of the marvellous re
sources of our country, aud, so far as pos
sible, complete independence. If taxes
are to be reduced, free trade and every
thing resembling it must be abandoned.
Let Gen. Grant place himself in the lead
and plant himself on the American plat
form of protection and down with the
taxes, and nothing will be able to stand
before him. In the future of American
politics it is not difficult to perceive this
is to be a prominent idea.
Mr. A. G. Henry, one of Mackey's lack
eys—editor of a one-horse paper is Kittan
ning—now loud in his abuse of I'win and
in the interest of the ring" it seems, was
after the " spons," and lie is worthy, and
reminds us very much of his Alottressed
brethern of the broken ring in this ocality.
A letter limn this unhappy inlividuali
written to General Irwin, in November
last, is decidedly interesting. ILI . ° it is :
KITTANNING, Nov. 19, 1869.
6EN. W. W. IRWIN, Dafr Sir Yours
covering Sl 0, came to hand, and for which
I am much obliged, and have placed the
same to your credit.
I was under the. impression that you
had hauled oft the track. I could see
nothing in the papers but Mackey, and of
course concluded that you bad dropped the
matter entirely. But to be candid, my
opinion is that unless you see your way
very clear, I would not risk it. lam un
der the impression that, there is a ring
already formed, which is prepared to spend
more money than I think you are able to
do, even if so disposed, and that (money)
you know is a hard thing to beat. Titer(
is no man in the Commonwealth I would
~ 0 0ner see reinstated in the Treasurci's Office
than yourself—this you know—but I would
also dislike to see you sacrificed, hence 1
repeat, unless you have a very sure thing,
do not attempt it.
I had a talk with Mackey a week or two
ago, in Pittsburg, and he seemed very
sanguine, although he gave me no evi
dence, except that he thought that he
would have a clear Held. What encour
agement you have received, I do not know,
but one thing you must remember, and
that is, that not one in ten of those fel
lows that are sent to Harrisburg are to be
trusted, particularly when there is money
brought into the question. They seem to
think that they are bound to make all they
can, no matter if it involves their honor
and former good name. You know this
as well as I do. You must not infer from
what I have written that I desire you to
withdraw ; far from it, but I earnestly hope
you will weigh well your chances. an I if
you have bona fide evidence sufficient to
induce you and your friends to believe,
that you can make it, pitch in with all
your might, but if otherwise pitch out, for
defeat at this time will be your political
death. For the purpose of illustrating
what I have written, take for example
such men as Col. Jackson, Stranahan, Nich
olson, Davis, and others that I could name,
who denounced the scheme when it was
first announced, to defeat you, in the most
better terms—that it was an outrage of the
most damnable character, but what did
they all do? All walked into the pen
like sheep, as they were, and took their
little promise to pay from parties who have
not paid them yet. So it is, and so it will
be as long as the people will persist in
sending men to the Legislature who are
not men , but mercenary hounds. While
under the impression that you were off the
track, I wrote to Quay that I intended be
A DEMOCRATIC RECORD. ing a candidate for Assistant Clerk of the
I louse, and asked him to help me, and
In a recent speech of lion. A. P. Sae- also what he thought about it. He repli
gent, of California, in Congress, on the ed immediately that he would d all he
" Record of the Democratic Party, he could. This, however, need tuti m .prevent
summed up the fig:l.lbl account in the fol- me from supporting you, for you have
h en a warm personal
i frierrd, and
lowing sentences. Every candid man must
acknowledge their truthfulness. We coin- ing ave iever yet been w ith
back"r on my friends. You have clone
mend their perusal to every reader : me many favors which I am afraid 1 shall
" The history of the Democratic party ! never be able to pay, but I want you to
It is :t record of treason and blood at the aid me in this Clerkship business. It
South, of obstruction and malignity at the pays $4OO more than the 11. M., and as it
North. At the South its members hurled is the " sports" lam after, I would like
armed legions against a flag which had . very much to have the place. My office
never waved over them save in protection ! needs various improvements which re
and kindness. At the North they dis- quires money, and although I have plenty
eoumged enlistments and resisted drafts on my books, yet I cannot collect it in sums
and depreciated credit, and cried out for to be of any service. I will also state for
peace even at the price of national dis- j your intormation that I have been a mem
memberment. They derided and insulted her of the Good Templars since May last,
those who honestly fought for the coun- and intend to remain one the balance of
try ; they encouraged and applauded those my life. My last drink was taken in liar
whose treachery, incompetency, or faint- I risburg in April last. I want no more
heartedia›s precipitated disaster upon the such suffering as I had there ;so you need
armies of the Republic; they denounced I have no fears on that score. I make this
Grant, and cheered McClellan; they cried statement because it is due to you. Help
out against Sherman, and eulogized Fitz ! me if you can. The member from this
John Porter; they abused the loyalists of Arcounty is not of much account, and he will
the South, and found perennial comfort in have to be seen by whoever gets him. But
the attitude of Kentucy; they gave noth- ihe is easily influenced. Col. Findley has
ing voluntarily to the Federal Treasury: ! more influence over him than anybody I
they contributed sparingly, or not at all, know of, and 1 will see the Colonel and
to funds for the relief of our wounded sol- I get him to see him and fix him all right.
(hers. Even those of them who professed Mackey is making a big effort, and I rath
devotion to the Union were opposed to all er think they intend to get up a fight en
stringent measures to preserve the Union. the Speaker to withdraw attention from
Those who favored the war were opposed themselves, and to make the Speaker
to bloodshed. They denounced Lincoln as qustion serve their purposes. This is
a tyrant and usurper, and their most merely supposition, as they tell me noth
widely-circulated journal placed Wilkes
Booth on their list of martyrs.
"If the Republic could have been pre
served without coercing the South; if the
flag could have been triumphant without
invading the sacred soil; if freedom could
have been assured without enfranchising
a slave; if the Treasury could have been
filled without levying a tax; if armies
The Louisville Coimitcrrial, a staunch
Republican journal, established a few
weeks since in the very hot-bed of Ken
tucky Democracy, holds its own against
all odds. In its last issue it thus unequivo
cally gives its views of the final and com
plete ratification of the fifteenth amend
Of all the political changes which have
taken place in the United States since the
war none has proved so distasteful to the
Democratic party as the fifteenth amend
ment of the Constitution. That party,
outside of Kentucky, has become pretty
well reconciled to all previous legislation
in the interests of what it choses to call
Radicalism, but this last result of the war
is more than it can bear. At this moment
the Democratic press and leaders are boil
ing with rage, and the thunders and fury
of the Vatican against heretics are nothing
compared with the awful curses and ter
rible denunciations which our dying pro
slavery parts is launching against its tri
umphant rival. The hoary old sinner dies
hard. The bellowings of its anguish
shake the political firmament like an earth
quake. But Radicalism is undismayed; it
rejoices in the consciousness that its great
work is almost done. For at least twenty
years it has been fighting against the
Democratic party, that great enemy to
freedom and the rights of men, and at last
it has succeeded in making the fundamen
tal law of the land a charter of the liber
ties and rights of the people without dis
tinction of race, color, class or previous
condition of servitude. This is what the
fifteenth amendment amounts to, and its
adoption involves the absolute defeat and
ultimate extinction of that party which
has fiercely resisted, inch by inch, every
step of the way that had to be traveled
over before this final goal could be reach
could have been recruited without men,
and victoriesgained without battle; then,
perhaps, would Democratic policy have
made us as great, as united, as free, as
powerful, and as victorious as we arc to-
day. As it is, the Democracy made their
own record, and from that record they
cannot escape by post-liwiteisi repentance
and loud-voiced protestations of innocence
after judgment. Wherever a convention
resolved that the war was a failure, it was
a Democratic convention; wherever men
conspired to resist the draft, wherever a
plot was laid to infect a city or destroy its
public works, there was a Democratic
meeting. I do not mean to say that thou
sands upon thousands of brave, true Dem-
ocrats did not enlist and fight and sacri
fice and die for the good cause. Ido not
mean to say that there may not now be
here and there in the Democratic party
loyal, freedom-loving, patriotic men. But
I do mean to say that the party as a party
is by the acts and declarations of its re
presentative men, by its published pro
ceedings and by its notorious history,
identified beyond the possibility of doubt, or
the dlor(' mistake, or the hope (!f with
drawal, with Nu great crime that 8o nearly
'OW rth rril the atericaa natimi,”
We have reason to believe that Friend
Quay is in tight papers. He has failed in
"pinching" the Pennsylvania R. R. Co.,
and is now endeavoring to "pinch" Mr.
George K. Anderson, a leading spirit at
the present time in Harrisburg. Who
A PRECIOUS FELLOW.
I have written more than 1 intended,
and trust that you will pardon me if 1
have said any thing to give offence. Let
me hear from you more fully—yourpros
pects—the number you can count on sure,
and any other matters you may see proper
to mention. Yours truly,
THE SCH(EPPE CASE
The bill vetoed by the Governor cover
ing the case of Dr. Sc huppe, was se-con
sidered in the Senate on Tuesday, and on
the question shall the bill pass notwith
standing the Governor's veto, it was deter
mined in the affirmative, by the Constitu
tional majority of two-thirds—the vote
being Yeas, 2•? ; Nays, .1; both of our
Senators voting in the affirmative. The
bill also passed the House of Representa
tives by a vote of 62 yeas to 20 nays, and
is therefore enacted into a law.
A NEW JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
General Cake has introduced in Con
gress a bill "to create the Northern Judi
cial District of Pennsylvania." It pro
vides that the counties of Schuylkill,
Carbon, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming,
Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northum
berland, Union, Snyder, Sullivan, Lyco
ming, Clinton, Cameron, Elk, Rumple
hanna, Bradford, Tioga, Potter and
M'Kean, shall form a judicial district of
the 'United States, to be styled the North
ern District of Pennsylvania, and the
appointments of judges, clerks, &c., for
the same. Courts are to be held at
Williamsport at present. Terms of the
circuit courts are to be held also at
Wilkesbarre and Pottsville. The Wil
liamsport Gazette end Bulletin says: "The
bill will probably become a law, and, we
believe, the members of the bar generally,
in this part of the State, are favorable to
Aliattatts. Enrrous : Since my last, sev
eral very important measures have received
the attention of the Legislature. The House
on Thursday, in Committee of the Whole,
considered the license bill, asked for by the
good Templars' Convention which lately met
here, submitting to popular vote of a dis
trict whether or not liquor shall be sold there
in. Deacon White, of Pittsburg offered a sub
stitute, the main featnre of which is conttain
ed in the third section, which, after prodd
ing that in case it shall appear that there is
a majority against license, an election having
been held, reads : " it shall not be lawful for
any license to issue for the sale of spiritous
and intoxicating liquors at retail, or in less
quantities than one quart, or to be drank on
the premises, to any hotel, inn, tavern, or
eating house, or to any person or persons
whatsoever, within the said city, borough or
township, from that time forward, and until
the legal voters of said city, borough or town
ship shall, at an annual election vote in favor
of license." A special session for its consid
eration will be held to-morrow.
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE BILL.
which passed but a short time ago, on Thurs
day last was vetoed by the Governor for vari
ous reasons. The Democrats were, of course,
jubilant and the Republicans corresponding
ly despondent. Charges of corruption were
freely made against the Exeoutive, and a
Committee appointed to investigate. They
bud a sitting in Philadelphia last Saturday,
but notldng was aeoompUshed. A motion to
dischargrilhe Cotnruitte was voted down in
the House yesterday, and it is presumed that
an effort will at once be made to ascertain
the truth or falsity of the charges.
Accompanying the veto message above re
ferred to was one disapproving the bill pro
viding that in cases of murder and voluntary
manslaughter, on oath of defendant a Writ of
Error from the Supreme Court to the Court
trying the same may be sued out, and empow
ering the Judge thereof in all cases of murder
in the first degree to review both the law and
the evidence, and to determine whether the
ingredients necessary to constitute murder in
the first degree shall have been proved to
exist, and if not so proved, then to reverse the
judgment and send the same bank for a new
trial, or to enter such judgment aa the laws of
this Commonwealth require. This bill was
designed to meet the case of Dr. SchaTpe,
sow under sentence of death in Carlisle.
The Governor doubting the constitutionality
of the measure, refused to append his signa
ture. The Legislature, however, passed it
over his veto.
State Treasurer Mackey, has furnished the
Finance Committee with a statement of the
balance in the Treasury and where deposited
on the II of May, 1889, when he took posses
sion of the office, and the balance in the
Treasury, and where deposited on the 31st of
January, 1870. It may be of interest to your
home readers to know that in May 3d, 1869,
Stehman, Clarkson & Co., had on deposit
$20,133.35 of the State Funds, and Bair &
Shenk, had $8,738.62. On the 31st of January
last, $5,000 was deposited with the former,
and 15,000 with the latter. The statement
does not show the amount on deposit each
mouth as asked for by the Committee, neither
the amount in the vault each month. Such
an exhibit it is expected will be furnished at
the meeting to-morrow.
Edward Scull contesting the vote of Hiram
Findlay in the Senate, has withdrawn from
the contest. The investigation of the Dia
mond VIL Watt case 18 prneeedingly
with the chances in favor of the latter
The Governor has made the following ap
pointments, thus far leaving Lancaster coun
ty out in the cold :
George Shaffer, sealer of weights and meaty•
ores for the Southern district of Philadelphia.
Parkhurst M'Laughlin, superintendent of
powder magazine, Philadelphia.
Henry E. Goodman, port physician.
William S. Thomson, lazaretto physician,
Robert L. Bodine, dour iuspoctor at Phila
The following is the local legislation for
Lancaster county since my last : Bills and
Petitions introduced n the Senate—By Mr.
Billingfelt, An act requiring the Common
School Reports to be distributed by the
County Superintendents instead of by the
members of the Legislature, thus saving over
5:3,000 to the State. In Committee. Also, An
act (with petitions for same) to incorporate
the Pequea, Warwick and Springville R. R.
Company. In Committee. Also, (with peti
tion) An act declaring part of Conestoga
creek in the county of Lancaster a public
highway for the propogation of fish. In Com
mittee. Also, (with petition) An act incor
porating the Pequea Association of Lancas
ter county for the detection of thieves and re
covery of stolen property. In Committee.
Also, a resolution calling on the Auditor Gen
era.' for a statement of the county accounts
with the State. Passed. Also, a petition
from citizens of East Hempfield township,
praying for the passage of an act to have the
bounty accounts of said township re.audited
and settled. Also, a petition for an appro
priation to Experimental farm in Chester
In the House—By Dr. Herr, an act to tax
mortgages and other moneyed securities in
Lancaster county. In Committee. By Mr.
Wiley, petitions for areppropriation to Ex
perimental farm in Cjilliter county. By Mr.
(totishalk, an act continuing the present fees
of the county officers.
A. G. HENRY
The following has passed the Senate : An
act requiring the Commissioners of Lancaster
county to give bond with sureties for the
faithful performance of their duties.
The following has passed both Houses : An
act providing for the election of a solicitor of
Lancaster county. Z.
just been rendered by the Supreme Court in
both of which the lower courts have beeb Uns
tained. In the contested election cases of
1868, carried from the court of Quarter Ses
sions to the Supreme Court, the Republican
contestants have all secured their places.
Notwithstanding the riots and bloodshed of
1868, under which so many frauds were com
mitted in the third, fourth and fifth wards,
are yet fresh in the minds of our citizens,
Chief Justices Thompson and Sharswood,
representing the Democratic wing of the
Supreme Court, delivered a dissenting opin
ion. However, though it has cost the con
testants a large sum of money in the way of
, fees, &c., justice has been done, and there
elvery few of our citizens, outside of the
McMullen School, who are not satisfied
' In the case of Dr. Paul Schceppe vs. the
Commonwealth, which has attracted so much
1 attention, Judge Read delivered an opinion,
holding that the Supreme Court cannot re
view the evidence, nor can have anything to
do with the guilt or innocence of the prisoner.
On Saturday night last, a desperate encoun
ter with a burglar took place in the 'second
ward. Mr. Henry Meyers, residing at a gro
cery store at Clement B. Carpenter streets,
hearing a noise up stairs, undertook to ferret
out the cause, when he came upon a burglar
helping himself to what did not belong to
him. Mr. Meyers at once closed with the
. ruftlan and a desperate struggle ensued, dur-
OUR HARRISBURG UTTER.
Hikanntriko, Feb. 16, ISTO
THE SCH(EPPE CASE
THE TREASURY INVESTIGATION
APPOINTMENTS BY THE air YElt NOR
OUR PHILADELPHIA LETTER
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 1870
DEAR AliE : Two important decisions have
ing which the lOu4ar emptied a Colt's revol
ver, two of the 01104. taking effect in Mr. M's.
arm and one in hit hod Notwithstanding
his wounds 1)o sittelle to his man, and the con
sequent% Was his capture. He had shearing
yesterday, giving the name of James Parks,
and in default of $5OOO bail was sent below.
Parka says the pistol went oft' accidentally in
The annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Pennsylvania Railroad was held in the
large room of the Assembly Buildingsyester
day, and was presided over by Hon. D. M.
Fox. The earnings for the year 1860, was
$5,047,544.13, showing an increase of $17,314,-
42, over the year 1868.
John Tillman, colored, died at Pennsylva
nia Hospital yesterday, from injuries receiv
ed on the 10th of the present month, by being
struck in the head with a pitcher in the hands
of one William Atkinson. Atkinson, it ap
pears, was the lover of a colored girl, living in
the neighborhood of Fifteenth and Lombard,
who visited a ball against the wishes of A.
He threatened that if she attended the ball,
and permitted any one to come home with
her, he would kill him. Deceased accom
panied the girl home and was met at the
door by Atkinson, who seized a pitcher, and
throwing it at his head succeeded in fractur
ing the skull. Atkinson has been committed.
Gov. Geary's veto of the Metropolitan
Police Bill has disappointed many and pleas
ed others. The Bill had many points that
were not to the tastes of a large number of
the party, whilst there are those who are so
disgusted with the present system, that any
thing would be considered an improvement
on the present force. All is not harmony-in
the domestic ranks either, as it is asserted a
large fund was raised to defeat the bill, and
as it is conceded Geary vetoed the bill out of
purely disinterested motives, the question
naturally arises what became of the month's
pay signed away by each one of the officers ?
WASHINGTON NEWS AND ITEMS.
Commissioner Delano has, upon the re
commendation of a commission which he
appointed, decided to prescribe the use of
Wheeler's cancelling stamps after May
Ist, in place of the ribbon stamps now
allowed to be used. The order does not
supercede the present common method of
The February Debt Statement shows a
further reduction of nearly four millions.
Naturalization is to be made uniform
by Congress throughout all the States.
The President has nominated Thomas
T. Wilson, Esq., of Pittsburg, to be Con
sul at Matamoras.
The Congressional feeling in favor of
the recognition of belligerent rights to the
Cubans is steadily gaining ground.
Dr. Samuel Bard, late editor of the
Attantic New Era, has been nominated by
the President as Governor of Idaho.
The House Committee on Commerce
will report before long a number of impor
tant measures, among which is a bill offer
ing a bounty for vessels constructed of
American iron ; also, a bill to subsidize
several steamship lines in the Pacific
Ocean from San Francisco to the Chinese,
.Japanese, and Malayan ports, and Aus
tralia. There is a disposition in Congress
to deal liberally with the question of the
American shipping interest.
It is said that the President will nomin
ate no one to the Supreme Bench who is
not positively committed to the Recon
struotion Acts of.Conwesis.
The membership of the National Labor
League numbers over nine hundrod thou
Liquor tax collected for 18119, *49.927,-
:;45.1M. Tobacco tax for the same vent.
Mr. Sherman's funding bill provide, for
the issue of three classes of bonds, ;;4( -
000,000 each ; the first ten and thirty
years, five per cent.:. second, fifteen and
twenty', four and a half per cent.: third,
tweenty and sixty, four per cent. It also
provides for setting aside yearly $1.5ii,000,-
WO of custom receipts to pay the interest
on the public debt, and for a sinking fund
to reduce the public debt.
The Reconstruction Committee of Con
gress have agreed to report a bill provid
ing for the removal of all political disabili
ties upon application to the courts.
The number of franked letters sent from
here last month amounted to over 2,370,-
000, at a cost of about $15,000. The print
ed matter forwarded amounted to about
150 tons, at a cost of $38,000.
l lon. D. J. Morrell gave a reception to
the Pennsylvania delegation on Friday
the 11th inst. •
The indications are that the Senate will
pass the House bill abolishing the frank
ing laws without any amendment.
Judge Carter of the Circuit Court of the
District of Columbia, decides that death
caused by apoplexy, created or aggravat
ed by intemperance, is not a bar to the re
covery of a lite policy.
The National Capitol is shortly to be
ornamented with a flag manufactured in
San Francisco, entirely of California silk.
A bill to provide some protection for
our shipping interests has been agreed
upon by the Committee on American
The President declines to recognize
The Senate Judiciary Committee sustain
the Georgia Legislature.
Nebraska, Georgia and Mississippi will
all be admitted by the 20th instant.
Congress is making so little headway
with the Appropriation bills that the
Tariff bill will have no chance for consid
eration during the session.
The President will issue a proclamation
declaring the Fifteenth Amendment to be
part of the Constitution, previous to the
New Hampshire and Connecticut elec
Revels, the African carpet-bagger from
Mitsissippl, has already become a familiar
sight on the floor of the Senate of the
United States. Senators go out of their
way to shower attentions upon him, so
that he cannot complain of ill-treatment.
So marcbes '2'
aloof , the spirit of John
The House Military Committee are
showing up things in regard to the selling
of cadetships at West Point and at the
The census controversy has at length
been disposed of in the triumph of the old
bill of 1850, which entrusts the whole mat
ter to the supervision of the Secretary of
the Interior, and the work to the Ignited
States Marshal's office.
The Ways and Means Committee of
Congress are stated to - favor a reduction
of the income tax to three per cent., and
an exemption of salaries of two thousand
dollars or less.
By direction of ;the President, the Dis
trict of Columbia is transferred from the
Department of the East to the Depart
ment of Virginia.
The farce in the Heuee•on Thursday of
last week between Gen. Butler and Sunset
Cox was exceedingly amusing. Sunset
called Benjamin a " bomb-proof soldier,"
which was considered to be an imputation
on the personal valor and military record
of " the hero of Fort Fisher and Dutch
Gap," and an excellent joke, as jokes go
in Congress. Butler, however, if not a
great soldier, is something of a joker, and
is more than a match even for the brilliant
Sunset at this sort of thing, so he merely
told S. S. Cox to " shoo tly," and Cox got
so angry that he evidently had a desire to
turn the farce into a tragedy by cutting
out the " lights" of Butler, when his
friends succeeded in carrying him off, and
calming his excitement by the adminis
tration of a dose of brandy and soda.
Commissioner Delano gives it as his
opinion that the Revenues of the Govern
ment could not stand such a large reduc
tion as the abolition of the income tax, or
even its reduction to three instead of five
The National Hotel was damaged by
lire on Tuesday last.
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue
has decided that the earnings of building
and similar associations are taxable as in
comes to the amount of five per cent. and
urges assessors to enforce the law strictly.
It is suggested that Commissioner De
lano be made a Cabinet officer, and his
Department made a separate Bureau.
Judge Strong's nomination to the vacant
seat of Mr. Stanton on the Supreme Bench
of the United States has been favorably
reported from the committee, and the in
dications are favorable of a reasonably
The President continues firm in his de
termination not to do any thing inthe na
ture of the recognition of the Cubans. lle
bases his grounds of objection upon his
fear of complicating the Alabama claims,
and his notion that any interference would
involve the United States in a war with
Spain. It is understood that at the next
meeting of the House Committee on For
eign Affairs the resolution according the
Cubans belligerent rights will come up for
consideration and be favorably acted on.
Gen. Logan's speech in the House on
Monday on the subject is considered to
be the opinion of the committee.
Lathe r Nivaham's Chip.
CALIFonNin has 40,000 Indians.
LA CROSSE, Wis., has had sixty days
of consecutive good sleighing this winter.
THE culture of indi o ao is to be introduc
ed on the Isthmus of Panama.
STEAM canal boats are to be tried on
the Lehigh canal, next summer.
THE Minnesota House of Assembly has
adopted a Constitutional Amendment
allowing women to vote.
lIALSTEAD, STYLES & CO., of New
York, failed last week ; liabilities, it,35U,-
Gov. HoFFmAN, of New York, pardon
ed sixty-eight criminals during the year
AN art critic speaks of a twillight pic
ture "that has a faint suggestion of a re
CANADA is talking of issuing fractional
notes as a part of its scheme to rid the
country of foreign silver coins.
SENATon Sur ER believes that both
Cuba and Canada will be peaceably an
nexed to the Union within ten years.
HON. GALESHA la►:uw has located
in Philadelphia and engaged in a large
Gov. GEARY ha 4 vetoed the Metropo
litan Police Bill. The Republicans are
gloomy—the Democracy jubilant.
OUR. familiar name of luncheon is de
rived from the daily meal of the Spaniards,
at 11 o'clock.
"COL. SMALL," a well-known member
of Ellinger's Lilliputian Troupe, (lied in
Baltimore on Friday.
THE " bored of trade," Dry goods
clerks waiting on lady customers who
" only come to see."
Tin: Mormon Legislature has passed a
bill which has been signed by acting
Governor Mann, granting the women of
Utah the right to vote.
TIIE total amount of coal consumed in
this country in 1869, was 29,839,014 lons.
in England in 1868, 103041,157 tons was
IN consequence of renewed persecutions
of the Jews in Russia, a great influx of
those people into this country is antici
WEion not so much what men say as
what they prove, remembering that truth
is simple and naked, and needs not invec
tive to apparel her comeliness.—Sytiey.
IT is stated that since the transfer of
telegraph lines to the British Government
the amount of domestic telegraph has in
AN exchange paper says that there are
no less than twenty Pennsylvanians in
the Ohio Legislature, seven Senators and
Two men in Chicago pu dish a card iu
the Tribune of that city, claiming to be
the makers of the Cardiff• giant. They
seem to seek notoriety as impostors.
THERE is intense excitement in Clark
county, 111., over some gold discoveries
on Big Creek, some twenty miles from
Terre II aute.
A BILL has been introduced in the Leg
islature of Ohio to amend the State Con
stitution so as to extend the right of suf
frage of women.
GEN. SHEEHAN was lately elected a
member of the Load on Army and Navy
Clo—a dlstinction never before conferred
upon an American officer.
TILE route of the Northern Pacific Rail
road is to be changed in response to the
ruling of the Secretary of the Interior,
that land grants to railroads must be
located on air lines, unless natural barri
A LITTLE wrong done to another is a
great injury done to ourselves. The
severest punishment of as injury is the
consciousness of baying done it; and no
man suffers more than he that is turned
over to the pain of repentance.
DR. AU(.4USTUS RILODZ and Mr. Josiah
Fisher, of Topton, Berks county, have
obtained a patent for manufacturing writ
ing and printing paper of the leaves of
cornstalks, and have already manufactur
ed samples of most excellent quality.