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Volume XVI-Ne. 135.
LANCASTER, PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1880.
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LL'MBEB AXD COAL.
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stu-ets, above I.i'inen, Lancaster. n'S-lyd
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S.-H SOUTH WATEK ST., jAturnster, '.,
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LUMBER AND COAL.
Alse, Contractors and Builders.
Estimate made and contracts undertaken
en .ill kinds 1 buildings.
Branch Onice: .Ne..! XOKTI! Dl'KKhT.
VfICr. TO TIIK PUBLIC, j
G. SENER & SONS. .
Will continue te sell only
GKXUIXi: LYKEXS VALLEY
,tnd VTLKESBAR11E COALS1.
which are the best in the market, and sell as
LOW as the LOWEST, anil net only UUAIt- j
AXTEE FULL WEIGHT, butallew te WEIGH I
ON ANY scale in geed order. ,
AIM) I'eugh and Dressed Lumber. Sasln '
Deers, llliuils, Ac., at Lewest Market l'rice.s.
Olliee and yard northeast corner rrinccand
Walnut streets, Lancaster, la. janl-tfd
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A Large Assortment of all kinds et
Are sliil sold at lower Kites than ever at the
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Call and examine our steckand satisfy your-
sell that we can show tile largest assortment
of Brussels, Three plies and Ingrains at all
prices at the lowest Philadelphia pi Ices. ANn ,
en hand a large and complete assortment et '
BAG CARPETS. Satisfaction guaranteed both .
as te price and quality. Yeu are invited teeall i
and see my goods. Xe trouble in showing ,
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Don't lergct this netice: Yeu can save1
money here if you want te buy.
Pariicularattcntien given te custom work.
Alse en hand a full assortment of Counter
panes. Oil Cleths and Blankets of every va
4 SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL.
Te examine my stock of Parler Suits, Cham
ber Suits. Patent Mockers. Easy Chairs. Batuu I
Beckeis. II.it Hacks, Marble Tep Tables, Ex
tension Tables. Sideboards, Hair, Husk, Wire I
and Common Mattresses, Heek Cases, ward
robes, Kscriteir-. L'plnlstered Cane and Weed
Seat Chairs. Cunbeards. Sinks. Bought i-.i v.
Breakfast Tables, Dining Tables, Vc., always I
en hand, at prices that are acknew leilgcd te be '
a cheap as the cheapest. j
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BEPAIBIXG PROMPTLY AXD I
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WALTER A. HEINITSH,
(Pchindler's Old Stand),
i:em:s, ht.aski:ts, ac.
IGN OF THE BUFFALO HEAD.
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1 have new en hand the Lakeest. Bist and
ChewusT Assertsiest of Lined and Unlined
BCFFALO ROBES in the city. Alse LAP
AND HORSE BLANKETS of every descrip
tion. A full line of
Trunks and Satchels,
Harness, Whips, Cellars, &c.
CSMicpairing neatly and promptly Iene.-
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BOILERS AND eTEAM ENGINES,
Fer Tanning and ether purpose ;
Sheet-iron Werk, and
83 Jobbing promptly attended te.
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TOlU 0OJJ. make money in Wall st.
should deal with the undersigned. Write ler
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FALL & WINTER.
We are new prepared te show the public one
of the largest stocks of
ever exhibited in the city et Lancaster. Geed
Working Suits for men $0.0U. Geed Styles
Cassimere Suits for men $7.50. Our All Weel
Men's Suits that we are .selliuK ler $0.00 are as
geed as you can buy elsewhere for $100. Our
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made te order ever shown in the city. They
arc all arranged en tables litted up cxpre-sly
se that every piece can be examined beteie
making a selection. All our goods have been
purchased before the rise in w oelens. We are
prepared te make up in geed st vie and at short
notice and at bottom prices. We make te or
der an All Weel Suit ler 12.00. By buying
your goods at
you save one prelit, as we inanulacture all our
own Clothing and give employment te about
one hundred hands. Call and examine our
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MYEKS & P ATHPOX,
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1880."' FEBRUARY. 188CK
The GKKAT BKDl'CTIOX in Prices con
te close out :i Large and Splendid Line of
te make room for our
Over 500 PAXTAI.OOX PATTERNS or the
Leading Styles, in
English, French and American Novelties,
At a Beductien of i" percent.
Scotch, English and Amer
AT COBBESPOXDIXGLY LOW PIMCKS.
A Let of Choice Styles in
OVEKCO AT INGS,
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these Great Bargain-. Our prices are all
marked en Plain Cards as low as consistent
with tiist-clas work.
J. K. SMALING,
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2 CENTRE SQDARE.
Closing out our
In order te make loom ler the
Large Spring Stock,
Which weaic new manufacturing.
Suits and Suitings,
Te be sold at the Lewest Pi ices.
D. B. Hostetter 4 Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE-
meet AXJt suei:s.
pIKClTMSTAXCES "WILL NOT PJ:BM1T
TO AKYW.TISE A
REDUCTION I PRICEB,
but we will de the next thing te it, viz :
We will call the attention of our friends and
customers te the fact that we have en hand a
very Large Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
purchased bclere the kite AOYAXCE. wliicli
we will sell at
Strictly Old Prices.
tjf2iive us a Cil"'
43 WEST KING STREET
Mir Miced Price
FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1880.
The Albany LeWij.
The lYays and Tricks of "Promoters of
Anecdotes and Incidents or New Yerk's
The Triumphs of Its Most Noted Members.
Bosten Herald. Ind.
The ancient scat of government en the
Hudsen has long had the reputation of
sustaining mere skilled lobbyists and cor
rupting mere honest legislators than any
ether capital in the country, with the pos
sible exception of Washington. The lobby,
in one form or another, is as old as govern
ment. Its witty designation as the "'third
house" was made in Washington, where
it was once proposed, with quite as much
propriety as l'acetieusncss, te appoint a
committee te notify Sam "Ward, the "King
of the Lebby,'' that the ether two houses
of Congress were new ready te adjourn.
The best euphemism for the disreputable
title of lobbyist was invented by the dis
tinguished held marshal of the fraternity,
the genial Hugh Hastings of New Yerk,
who graduated with many shekels from
the f-choel in Albany. He called them
"promoters of legislation" which is
certainly a much nicer name than "lobby
ist." An interesting chapter could
be written en the personal appear
ance, characteristics and exploits of
the leading; men who acted in
this capacity at Albany a dozen years
age some of whom are doubtless llttiug
through the corridors of the new capitol
te-day cool, keen-cyed, reticent, knowing
everybody, watching everything, content
solely en the main chance. One of them,
who might have sat for the portrait of
ret Harte's "Jehn Oakhurst," was ar
raigned before an investigating committee
a few years age and frankly testilied te
having received $10,000 te " promote leg
islation." His brother was a senator, the
disinterestedness of whose action was ques
tioned. " Will you tell us, en your oath,"
asked the chairman, in a solemn manner,
"whether your brother, Senater , has
directly or indirectly received, or expects
te receive, any of this money'."' "Gentle
men," replied the witness, with much
dignity, giving a meditative twirl te the
big diamond that sparkled en his besom,
" Veu don't knew me. I never divide !"'
Whereupon the committee reported that,
while money had undoubtedly been em
ployed te influence legislation, it had all
stuck te the lingeis of the lobbyists. And
the geed people at home were expected te
In one noted instance this was true.
Seme years age, when the light betwen the
Erie and the Central railroads was at. its
height, the representatives of the rival
corporations appeared at Albany with
" their carpet bags lull of greenbacks," as
the watchful ge-betweens reported. The
ablest " skilled talent " was engaged en
each side and the principals disbursed quite
freely. Among these employed in "look
ing after things" in the Legislature that
winter was a well-known politician, who
had held responsible positions in the party
organization, and was then the secretary
of the state committee, lie had opened a
sort et scini-euicial headquarters at the
capital, and was known te have consider
able influence with the members. He was
promptly employed by the representatives
of the Erie read, then under the manage
ment of Jay Gould and Jim Fisk. The
next day he was "seen" by the representa
tive of the Vanderbilt party, and the fol
lowing morning he entered the room of
the senator of his district, a warm personal
and political friend, with his earpet bag in
his hand. " Geed bye," he said, putting
out his hand, "I'melf." "Off! Wheieinthe
world are you going '."' asked the friend,
who knew the interest at stake before the
Legislature. "lam going te Flerida,"
was the answer, "and in that bag is
$100,000 in greenbacks that arc going along
with me ? The fact is," he continued, " I'm
sick of being se d d peer. I have worked
like a nigger all my life, and done the
square thing by everybody. What docs
it all amount te? Nothing. It is the men
with money who held the ribbons. The
rest of us arc driven like beasts. I'm
done. I have get a chance te make my
pile, and I'm going in for it." Ucing
pressed for an explanation he said : " Well
the Eric folks gave me $50,000 te help
them en their bill. I premised "em ten
votes. Then the Central chaps opened
negotiations, and I relieved them of the
same amount te help there side. And I'm
just going te take both piles, and make
tracks for Flerida, and remove se much
temptation from the path of rural virtue
This Legislature shan't be corrupted, if I
can help it." And the practical wag was
as geed as his word. Te Flerida he went
and bought an orange grove and hotel
dropping out of New Yerk politics as
suddenly and completely as though the
earth had opened and swallowed him up.
The transactions having been for illcgti
inatc purposes, the would-be bribers had
no recourse, and as the facts leaked out, in
private circles, the "bleeding" of the in
experienced railroad magnates was looked
upon as one of the best jokes of the year.
The appearance of Jay Gould in person,
as an assistant legislator, was a nota
ble event in 1800. He had net then the
enormous wealth nor the national reputa
tion that he enjoys te-day, but his capture
and control of the Erie read, in connec
tion with Fisk, had given him a great deal
of notoriety in the state. Animpeitant
measure for the benefit of the Eric read
was before the Legislature, and at the
critical moment the "Napeleon of Wall
street " appeared en the scene. His cam
paign was short, shai p and decisive, and
marked by all the audacity of genius that
has characterized his operations since
that time. Enough members were secured
te pass the bill, and yet when it came up
for a third reading one vote was lacking.
A well-known "pledged" senator was
conspicuous by his absence, and it was
reported that he was "confined te his
room by indisposition."' A demand for a
call of the absentees was made, te occupy
the time, and a messenger was dis
patched te the near bearding house for
the missing senator. Meanwhile, the
smile went round among the oppo
nents of the bill. The absentee had
the reputation of belonging te the man
who saw him last, and it was evident
that his absence was understood by the
ether side. The breathless messenger re
turned "and reported that it was no use
the senator was really sick. "I'll pre
scribe for him," said Gould, sententious!,
and, hastening with his quick, nervous
step te the apartment of the delinquent, he
did prescribe, with such marvelous effect
that the indisposed senator took en at once
a new disposition, and was speedily in his
scat, the target for all eyes, his face pale
as ashes, even te his lips, and his whole as
pect thoroughly terror-stricken. As the
clerk called his name, his lips opened, but
no sound escaped them. The scene was
dramatic in its intensity. Again the silence
was broken by the call of the relentless
leader, for the "absentees," "Mr. "
called the clerk, in his metallic monotone.
"Aye," casped the pitiable victim, and
the bill was passed. Just what Jay Gould
said in that private room is net a matter of
history ; but his trusted lieutenants in the
fight reported that, darting past the tee
inquisitive steward at the deer, lie entered
the senator's room without the formality
of knocking, and, seizing him metaphor
ically hy the threat, and actually by the
cellar, he swore by all the gods at once
that, if the artful dodger did net go imme
diately te the Senate chamber and vote as
he Jiad agreed te de, he would return
there and expose him for a venal and mer
cenary wretch. The story tallied se well
with the facts that were known that its
accuracy was net questioned. A pow
erful lobby was once beaten and put te
rout by the late A. T. Stewart, who made
the most effective short speech ever heard
in Albany. A surface steel railway en
Broadway was for many years, and until
the success of the elevated reads, the darl
ing projects of the operators in New Yerk.
The enormous value of such a franchise
was duly appreciated by the lobby and by
legislators who were, in the slang of the
capital, " en the make." Scheme after
scheme te appropriate this magnificent
thoroughfare was killed by rival lines ;
but one year a bill was "put up te go
through."' It took in the omnibus propri
etors and ether interested opponents, and
its projectors had " fixed " the committee
el both houses ler a laver.ible report, and
secured votes enough te pass the bill.
Legislators who were tee scrupulous or tee
cautious te take money for their votes, but
were net aveise te turning an honest penny
by circumnavigating a stump in pur
suit of Satan, had been given a name
among the incorporators in the proposed
franchise. These names would have been
geed for $30,000 apiece had the bill passed.
With all preparations pcrlectcd, the rail
road committee went through the form of
giving a public hearing en the bill in the
Senate chamber. The engineers of the
scheme put forward eloquent advocates,
te make spread-eagle speeches en the
" rights of the common people " who
couldn't " roll down town in their gilded
carriages '" te the conveniences of a car
route en " public's great highway."
Hanged at the side of the chamber
sat the representatives of mere than
two hundred millions of dollars, who
hail come up from New Yerk te
pretest against the measure. Promi
nent among them were the late William
li. Aster and Alexander T. Stewart. Sev
eral of these wealthy property-owners en
Broadway gave forcible reasons why the
bill should net pass, but their remarks
evidently had no mere effect upon the
majority of the committee than se much
south wind. Finally Mr. Stcwait, who
had been a quiet but watchful observer of
the scene, rose, and, in a very modest,
half-depiecatery manner, asked permis
sion te say a few words. Leave was ob
sequiously granted. Clearing his threat
and speaking in a very mild manner, quite
in keeping with his appearance which
was that of a rather prosperous tutor, or a
slender-bodied clergyman, adlicted with
chronic sere threat, and living comfort
ably en his wife's money Mr. Stewart
said : " Mr. Chairman, I de net think a
railway should be built upon the surface
of Broadway. The reasons have been very
fully stated, and I quite agree with the
remarks of the owners of prepeity who
have pieccded me. But, if the wisdom of
the Legislatuie" and here the little
sandy gentleman put his hand te his lips
and relieved his threat again, giving the
spectators a chance te smile "if the
Legislatuie, in its wisdom, thinks differ
ently, then certainly the city of New Yerk
shtmid receive some benefit from the grant
ing of this very valuable franchise. I de
net knew these gentlemen whose names
arc in this bill as incorporators, " looking
deliberately ever the long list of decoys
and dummies. " I de net think they are
known te the public of New Yerk. But,
known or net, there is certainly no reason
why such a very valuable franchise"
(spoken with signifiant deliberation)
" should be given te them for nothing. If
the bill is te pass, I will give te the comp
troller of the city of New Yerk my cheek
for $1,000,000 for the privileges it conveys.
All that will be necessary te secure this
compensation te the city will be for your
committee te strike out the names of these
gentlemen and insert mine." And the
mild-mannered little gentleman sat down,
amid what Jeseph Cook's "revised re re
peits" style a "sensation." This, of
course, killed the bill ; and the Legisla
ture dare net ignore the eiler of a man
whose check for $1,000,000 was as geed as
the geld, and the champions of the "com
mon people's rights" had no interest in the
Broadway railroad that wouldn't turn its
fares into their pockets. If the lobby
were ever unanimous in anything, it was
cursing the great merchant prince that
A veritable Bismarck among the com
mon run of lobbyists was the late Dean
Hichmend, president of the Central rail
road, and running-gear" of the Demo
cratic party in New Yerk. He appeared
at Albany only en rare and important occa
sions, but his coining usually meant busi
ness. In 18G7 a determined effort was
made te remove the legal restriction te
three cents a mile for local fare, which the
Central read accepted in returning the
benefits derived from the original consoli
dation of the short links into this great
through line. The abolition of this re
striction would have been of enormous
benefit te the corporation, and no effort
was spared te secure it. The justice of the
claim was se presented te Mr. Greeley,
that rural Itepublicans were assured the
Tribune would net pest them in a " black
list " for supporting it, as had heretofore
been done. In addition te all legitimate
measures te influence public opinion favor
ably, the full force of the lobby was
directed upon the legislation and
Mr. Richmond himself came down
and took command of the forces. He
was a perfect type of the large, stieng,
coarse-grained, uneducated men, who, by
native force of character and a resistless,
rude energy of thought and action, over
come all obstacles and compel success in
the greatest undertakings. An example
of his method of removing objections te
the Central relief bill was given m his in
terview with a senator, who told him that
the people of his district were bitterly op
posed te any increase of fare, and that the
press of one county in particular would
come down en him in sledge-hammer fash
ion if he should vote for it. " Hew many
of the d d little sheets are therj ?"
asked " the dean." abruptly. He was told
that there were three newspapers. " Hew
much will it costte buy 'cm, stuff and all.'
A guess of twelves or fifteen thousand dol
lars was ventured. " All right," said the
impetuous autocrat ; "if you'll vote for the
bill, you shall have what you want, and I'll
scud a man up te-night te buy all theso
d d tuppenny newspapers and dump
their type into the canal !" That this orig
inal method of silencing the press was net
tried, was due te the scruples of the
senator which could net be overcome by
even se tempting a bribe as $23,000, the
sum currently believed te have been paid
te premiuent' legislators for their vote and
influence. It was political death for any
man near the line of the Central read te
vote for the increase of fare. Neverthe
less it was nut through at an expenditure
of money that would have startled the pub
lic, could the facts have been proven, and
in the faith which the friends of the mea
sure always declared was well-founded
that Governer Fentenhad premised te sign
the bill. A leading senator, whose loca
tion and sense of the equities of the case
might have led him te leek favorably upon
it,but who was steadfast in his opposition,
was informed that the bill was sure te
pass, that " Gov. Fenten says he will sign
it." "Says he will sign it !" exclaimed
the sarcastic senator ; " you bring me th'B
urn with Keuben E. rontens signature
affixed te his premise te sign it, and I'll
leek at it ; until then I shall decline te lie
down in the mud te make a bridge for Mr.
Fenten te walk ever." The senator's
knowledge of the foxy governor was ver
fied by the latter's veto of the bill, and a
noisy bid by his friends of popular favor
as a reward for his virtuous firmness.
The lobby at a capital like Albany,
where great prizes are often at stake, in
cludes several varieties of " skilled tal
ent. " First, the professionals, who take
up quarters for the session as regular as
the members, and, with no visible means of
support, manage, in geed seasons, te pick
up money enough te carry them through
the year. Next in importance, and even
greater in numbers, are semi-decayed poli
ticians, cx-state officials or ex-members of
the Legislature, who haven't self respect
enough te stay at home where the people
left them, but return te the scene of their
brief honors the capitol having for them
all the fascination of the play-house for the
gambler. They profess te exert political
influence ; arrange leg-rolling schemes, be
come brokers in premises, button-hole com
mitteemen and, if they happen te have petti
fogged in justices' ceuits at home, call
themselves "attorneys," and their little
stipend a "retainer." The professional
lobbyist is a useful and honorable member
of society, compared with these shabby
genteel hangers-en. A third-class is com
posed of employees of the two houses, who
act as ge-betweens for a small considera
tion. They arc reinforced occasionally by
a demoralized newspaper correspondent,
who dabbles in the business iu an ama
teuiish way, until his principals get wind
of his conduct, and he is called home te be
placed in a less-exposed position. Fer
Albany is a demoralizing city, despite the
lament of the fresh member from the
rural distiiet, who had been led by the
nose te vote as he wasdesiied te de, with
out requiring any money. "Talk about
corruption iu Albany?" said he, "I've
been here six weeks, and nobody has efieied
te corrupt me !"'
Perhaps no greater an ay of outside
fei ccs has been seen at Albany in recent
years than was gathered upon the occa
sion of Koscoe Conkling's first election te
the Senate. The preliminary canvass had
been very active. Ira Harris, the incum
bent, was a candidate for re-election. The
western part of the state presented Neali
Davis, then a ".country judge" in the
Eighth distiiet. Central New Yerk
rallied for Conkling. The Republican
caucus, held in the assembly chamber,
was the scene of intense excitement. The
veteran chiefs of the party, headed by
Thurlow Weed, a "Warwick who had even
then outlived his power, but net his
interest, in politics, were in the
lobbies or adjacent rooms. The cross
roads statesmen and small fry from
the interior were en hand, te leek
after their member." And the lobby
proper was ubiquitous, active and boastful.
Mr. Conkling led, en the first ballets, but
Judge Davis steadily gained en him until
there was a tie vote only the three Albany
members standing out for Senater Harris.
Mr. Weed had been anxious for Mr. Conk
ling's defeat, but he could net be made te
believe that Judge Davis could command
votes enough te accomplish it ; and he had
hoped for a union upon Senater Harris.
The critical moment at last came, and the
Davis men, though excited, were jubilant,
for they had positive assurances of the
remnant of the Harris vote which would
nominate Judge Davis by three majority.
Amid a hush that denoted the intensity
of the moment, the announcement of the
ballet was awaited. " The tellers report
of an excess of one vote," said the chair
man ; " gentlemen will prepare their votes
for another ballet." By the simple ex
pedient of having one member deposit
a double ballet, the Conkling man
agers had vitiated the voting and
gained what they se much needed
mere time. The interval was brief, but it
was enough. The fate of historic battles
has been decided by a few moments of
time. The trick of a sharp tactician, and
the arts of a veteran lobbyist, decided the
choice of the caucus for senator ; for, in
the ten minutes that elapsed, there was
hurrying te and fro te such purpose that
three votes were changed, and, en the
announcement of the next ballet, the
Davis men were astounded te find them
selves beaten by three majority. Precise
ly who had " sold out " was net known;
but that somebody had was evident. The
result changed the current of New Yerk
politics for the next ten years and was
net without its effect en national politics
as well ; for tlie power of Senater Conk
ling, if net equal te his ambition, has had
a marked influence in shaping the course
of events since his election te the Senate.
An instructive lessen en the chances of
fortune in politics was afforded by the
scenes at the two headquarters after tlie
adjournment of the caucus. With the
natural tendency of human nature te wor
ship the rising sun, the crowd had flecked
te Mr. Conkling's room, and his enthusi
astic supporters caught him up en their
shoulders and carried him te the grand
parlor, where speeches and congratula
tions were kept up until a late hour.
Bands of music tilled the outside air with
their melodious din, and inside there was
a tumult of rejoicing in the thronged and
brilliant rooms. Up the street, a few
doers, at another hotel, sat a man quite
the equal of Koscoe Conkling in character,
abilities, culture and general fitness for
the position of senator, from whose hand
the glittering prize had been grasped just
as it seemed his own. He was alone, but
for the presence of one or two faithful
friends. The headquarters were deserted ;
the lights were out. He must have been
mere than human net te have felt the bit
terness of his great disappointment. But
when the invitation came te visit his suc
cessful rival, Neah Davis's strength and
nobility of character made him equal te
the occasion. Coining into the presence of
the flushed and fortunate "favorite son"
of New Yerk, he responded te the sum
mons in a speech which, for wit, geed
humor, generosity and every needed
felicity, could net have been surpassed.
Alluding te his own " relative obscurity,"
which had been mentioned in the
canvass against him, he said that
having put the most conspicuous
and popular leader in the state into such
close quarters as a tie vote indicated, he
hoped, in any future contest, te be at least
acquitted of the crime of being "almost un
known." His subsequent brief but brilliant
career in the lower house of Congress, and
his record as presiding judge at the Tweed
trial in New Yerk, showed the country at
large of what splendid stuff the man was
made who would have been a senator of
the United States had net destiny assumed
the form of a lobbyist, and, by a sudden
change of the switch, turned the course of
his life upon another track.
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IATT, SHAH t THOMPSON,
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We have at present en hand a large and complete line or BEST BLACK CASHMERES,
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EDW. J. ZAHM, Jeweler,
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Us, Jewelry and Ami Tinted Spectacles.
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