Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, January 01, 1880, Image 7

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The Largest, Cheapeet and Beet Paper
Huell of the Washington Gtpilol,
dishes up Wells of Missouri, for intro
ducing the bill to abolish the Conr/rei
tionnl Record , in a choice bit of
I know what is tho matter with
Wells. He is one of the few deluded
men who imagiue that the true mis
sion of Congress is to make laws and
provide ways and means to execute
{hp same. Ho is perhaps tho only
public man in our history who ever
made a national reputation as a l.eg
i-lator without making a single great
speech, or asking lenve to print one
that he did not make. I will take
that back; Wells did make one speech.
It was in the Forty-third Congress,
first session. I remember it well.
The occasion was so unusual that I
went to niv friend Crosby Noyes and
told him that Wells was going to
make a speech, and Crosby forthwith
advertised it in the Star. The session
was for debate only. Wells had chos
en such an occasion in the hope that
his audience would consist of the usual
Chairman, the customary page, and
the invariable half dozen negroes
asleep on the benches of the north gal
lery. lie told me it always cinlmr
ra-cd him to speak to a crowded
House. Imagine then the consterna
tion of Wells when he found the House
tilling up, the galleries full aud every
body awaiting the greatest effort of his
life." He didn't understand it. It
never occurred to him that he had
won a national reputation as the si
lent but hard-working Congressman,
and that consequently there was as
much curiosity to hear him make a
speech as there would be to hear Con
ger keep still for a few minutes.
Wells made his speech. Ilis sub
ject was the Mississippi river as a na
tional highway, and the duty of Con
gress to legislate for it as such. It
was the pioneer speech on that subject,
and for plain, busiuess-like grasp of
the facts, or clear, forcible presenta
tion of the arguments in the case, I
have never heard it surpassed. Hut
the magnitude of the audience seems
to have wrought upon the mind of
Wells to such an extent that he not
only swore off speaking himself, hilt
has finally worked himself up to the
point of a determination to suppress
hi* colleagues. His hill admits of no
other conclusion. He knows very
well that if it were not for printing in
the Record there would be no torreut
of Coinmbinn oratory; that but for
the jov of seeing his words in print—
after able proof reading —the average
statesman would sink into a reticence,
conqwred to which au oyster would
have to be termed loquacious, or Grant
brilliant in conversation. The conse
quences of such a catastrophe would
I* simply hideous. The American
Eagle, that proud bird which, in the
mouths of Congressmen, soars to
heaven's unfathomable depths, and
dips his plumage in the thunder's
home, or words to that effect, would
incontinently droop und die.
The Renlt of the Kellogg Investigation.
Washington, December 14.--There
i the best authority for the statement
that the committee on Privileges and
Elections of the Senate will during the
early part of February next, if not
sooner, report to the .S?nate that Mr.
Kellogg is not entitled to a seat in
that body. The investigation is now
about over, as only a few witnesses are
vet to tie examined. It would have
•*en formally closed before this but
for a disposition on the part of the
committee to give to Mr. Kellogg all
the time and opportunity he desired
to make a defense. This he has failed
to do to the satisfaction of the com
mittee. On the contrary, a majority
of the committee are agreed upon the
, following points, which in sunstanee
will be embodied in the majority re
port to lie submitted to the Senate:
hirst, that Mr. Kellogg used his of
fice as Governor of the State of Louis
iana to make the Legislature Republi
can which the people had made Dem
ocratic ; second, that he bribed per
sons to go into the so-called Packard
legislature for the purpose of making
"Pa quorum; third, that be was a
party to the fraud by which members
were represented as being present in
"aid legislature on the day of the elec
tion of Senator who were in fact not
present; fourth, that he falsely claim
el that there was a quorum of that so
called D-gislature; fifth, that he bribed
members of the legislature to vote for
bim, and sixth, that after witnesses
were summoned to Washington he
bribed them almost at the doom of the
Senate Chamber." It is said that
'bere is ample proof to sustain all this
and much more. The majority report
will he a most thorough one, and will
•leal severely with Mr. Kellogg and
bis ring. The committee will vote
upon the case in January, shortly
•Iter the reassembling of Congress,
at) d the report will be immediately
put in shape, so as to be siAmitted to
|he Senate a few weeks later. There
'j also good authority for the asaertion
that the committee will recommend
(lie seating of Mr. Spofford ns the duly
elected Senator from Louisiana.
From the N. V. Sun.
Tlie Presidential election of next
your may, to say the least, prove a
crisis as grave as any in our history,
1 hat of 18(50 was followed by the civil
war, and that of 187(5 by the Great
Fraud, which, iu theopiuion of thought
ful men, was a far heavier strain upon
our institutions than the war. What
shall follow tho election of 1880?
Many wise men firmly believe thut it
involves nothing less than the contin
ued existence of the Republic, If it
shall he carried by force or fraud, or
both, a second time—if the bayonets
of the Federal army shall gleam around
the ballot-boxes, or if the votes of the
people shall not la; counted as they
were cast —it will be the end of free
elections, und will be so accepted by
the vanquished as well as by tho vic
We may not and we must not shut
our eyes to the tremendous issues, or
delude ourselves with the idea of safe
ty, when our whole inheritance is in
danger. The masses of the Republi
can party have no conception of the
designs of their leaders; if they had
they would resist us patriots those
whom they hliudly follow as partisans.
They do not, more than Democrats,
desire to abdicate their own sovereign
ty and be governed by rulers not of
tneir own choice ; hut their confidence
in party and party men blinds tlieni to
the tendency of their measures. They
are conviucvd that any expedient to
keep the Democrats from power is
justifiable, because as an abstract prop
osition the Democrats in their judg
ment, ought not to have power. Hut
that same expedient will serve as well
to deprive them of their just weight
iu theGovernmen , when after another
turn of the wheel they may desire to
displace the men whom they were will
ing should he put in office by unjust
and un'awful means iu 1877, ami for
whom they were willing the fatal ex
periment shall be tried in 1881. When
the form of government shall be chang
ed, and it shall be given power to gov
ern one section or one class without
regard to the fundamental principles
of our present Constitution, it will be
found to have the same jxiwer with re
gard to the rest. When made "strong"
against one it will be strong against
all, aud those who have been so eager
to make slaves of others will discover
that they have succeeded so well as to
make slaves of themselves also. This
lesson is fouud on every page of time.
It is the story of every Republic sub
verted and every Constitution over
That wc are drifting rapidly upon
perils greater than any wc have passed
must IKS very plnin to those who are
willing to sec. The great Fraud of
187(5 won all the prizes which the con
spirators proposed to themselves ns the
reward of tliut then uupnrullelcd crime
and its success emboldens them to
another attempt. This is the meaniug
of Carpenter's alarm about the alleged
purpose of the Democrats to take pos
session of the Government in 1881
somewhat ns the Republicans did in
1877. If that be not its meaning—
that is to say, if it lie not intended to
orgnnize Republican fraud In-hind this
cry of fraud after the Democrats —then
it has uo meaning, and is such sense
less twaddle as Senator Carpenter is
not used to utter.
The Democrats have none of the
appliances of fraud on a national scale
in their hands. The army, the mar
shals, the whole machinery of election,
constitutional and unconstitutional, re
mains with the party which employed
it so corruptly, so ruthlessly, and suc
cessfully when the great fraud was
accomplished. That these are retainer!
for some unavowed purpose was made
manifest by the spirit with which they
were defended during the late contest
for the repenl of the laws which, in
clear violation of both the letter and
the spirit of the Constitution, seem to
authorize their use against the people
"when they assemble to express their
sovereign pleasure at the polls."
In the two Houses of Congress the
Democrats possess the means of resist
ing fraud, unaccompanied by military
foree, such as Grant threatened to ex
ercise in 1877 ; but they have no means
of intimidation and disfranchisement
such as the Republicans employed
then, and are now preparing the pub
lic mind, by such deliverances as this
of Senator Carpenter, to tolerate again.
A Reminiscence of Hooker.
How it came about that 3,000 Con
federate soldiers cheered lustily for
"Fighting Joe Hooker" is explained
by tnc editor of the Rural Sun (Nash
ville, Tenn.), who was a prisoner at
Rock Island, 111., during tbe severe
winter of 1863-4. The General visit
eel the military prison one day, and
all the inmates were drawn up in line
for inspection. His keen eye seemed
to scan every man from head to heel,
as he slowly passed before them, and
at the upper end of tho lines the party
halted. The General half wheeling
his horse, lifted his plumed hat with
as much knightly grace as if they had
all been courtiers, and a soft expres
sion passed over his face as he said,
"Young gentlemen, 1 am sorry, very
sorry for you, and hope soon our dif
ferences will he settled, so that you all
can return safely home again." Simple
as the expression was, it was so differ
ent from those they had been accus-
tomed to hearing from the commander
of the prison that it touched the hearts
of the "ragged Robs" like a current of
electricity, and instantly .'5,000 throats
gave n lusty cheer for Joe Hooker.
The limp of gifl* linn rtimti Again,
Ami on my Northern window |min,
Outlined NfcnhiNt tho <tiyhrl<*f light,
A Chi latum* tokoii lutiig* in night;
Tho WMjrnide traveler*, mm they potf,
Murk tho gray think of clouded gla**,
A ihl dull hlwckiieen wtmi, perchance,
Fully to their wlee Ignorant .
Thnot from their outlook eee
Th |n*ifot't gram It huth for mo,
For there the flower, whone hinge* through
The fronty treath of autumn blew,
Turn* from iiih without ha face of hhami
To tho warm tropica of my room,
A* fair a* when In nlilc ||h hrook
Tho hue of hloiiiiliig nkioa it took.
Ho, from flie trodden way* of earth,
Hoom nome nweet noul* who vail their worth,
Ami offer to the careloa* glance
The clouding ray of clrcumntanco.
They IdoMoni tent whore heart-tire* burn;
To loving ojriHt alone they turn
The flower* of Inward grace that hide
Their beauty from the world outahte.
Ilul deeper meaning* come to UlO,
My halrhninortal flower, from thee;
Man Judge* from a |rtinl view;
None ever vet hm brother knew ;
The Kterual Kye tliut nee* the whole,
Mi) better ra*d the (UltiMd eon),
Aud And, to outward wrine denied,
Tho flower upon it* turnout aide.
BY Mm* Hong.
I'm weary and muat iet me now;
I have fought with eddying wave*;
The line* of cre are on my trow,
My doareat ho|e* are Iu their grave*.
1 have come from the conflict dread-
Dark at the huniuii noul may know;
My |M>rinhed love lie* cold ami dead
It'll oath the Morning'* auiUr glow.
Isoitg, long I ntrove with evil fate,
I lew re r than life my love to uie;
Toiling, hoping, early and late,
Mb! dark la life bereft of thee.
Wiehae ami hope*—they all, all fled,
M hen fled the love my heart held dear;
My heart, once Jovoa*, now line deed ;
I breathe no *lgh, I nhed Uo tear.
How dear my lute no word* may tell;
Life'* flower* peftnhed, one ly one;
How stem the cruel blow that fell
When my nick heart cried out, "Undone •**
I in weary, and must re*t me, now,
I have f-'Uftht with eddying wave*;
The line* of pain are on my brow,
And love, and hope, lie in their grave*.
Grunt us u Suhhath Hreaker.
From the Democratic Banner.
That Gcnernl Grant has no respect
for the Christian Sabbath, cannot fail
to sadden the hearts of many who ad
mire his military genius and even ap
prove of his aspirations for a third
term of civil service as Chief Magis
trate of the Republic. While in Cali
fornia, every Lord's day was specially
devoted to secular enjoyments and
pursuits, and when leaving the golden
shore he selected the first day of the
week for his embarkation, receiving
the multitudes with wild demonstra
tions. At Colfax he was banqueted
on the Sabbath, and took nn excursion*
to Lake Taboo. The day was n grand
gala day, reminding those present of
fetes in Spain aud Frauce. Such
demonstrations are a disgrace t> the
Christian, law-abiding people of this
land, and he should forfeit the respect
and confidence of that portion of our
population. A public man in this
ngc of enlightenment, when one of the
strongest hands which holds us togeth
er is connected with the proper ob
servance and recognition of this day,
should hnvc sufficient regard for the
better seutiment, if his own moral
perception of right failed to appreciate
the blessings flowing from a proper
observance of this wisely ordained in
stitution. •
The pulpit, press and lecture room
will fail in their duty, if they refuse to
condemn such a violation of moral
and statute law, and it behoove* the
Chrixtiun people to frown down aud
stamp with no feint mark their seal of
disapprobation. Gen. Grant should
remember the Sabbath day and keep
it holy.
Grant as a Religious Teacher.
Only yesterday, wc spoke of Grant
as a Sabbath breaker. To-day we find
the same personage receiving ministers
of all denominations in Chicago, and
giving them very wholesome advice.
They must have appreciated his sin
cerity, and felt that he had not only
become a convert to tho temperance
cause, but transformed in a day from
an open violator of an express com
mandment to a teacher of righteous
ness. We cannot look ujon such a
proceeding with any patience whatever.
A man, who for mouths had used the
Hahhaih as a special day for pomp and
popular ovations, causing thousands to
misspend its hours, is a pretty speci
men for clergymen to go to for relig
ious conaointion and advice. It is just
such indiscreet actions upon the part
of religious teachers that brings the
gospel into disrepute, and makes skep
tics and free-thinkers. Instead of
seeking him for advice, if they had
called their respective congregations
together and made his wanton viola
tion of Christian laws a subject of
prayer, it might have produced some
good, rather than make them appear
ridiculous in the eyes of thinking men
and women, that class who believe re
ligion is a principle, not a mere senti
ment to answer the pur|oe of every
day conveniences. These Christian
ministers should consider that right
eousness exalteth a nation while sin
is a reproach to any people, and not
least among their siusia a spirit of
hypocritical obeisance and man wor
ship. In what eiiew character the
General will appear next, time will
A i.ittlr boy who was asked if -he
could tell the length of a whale said
the whales he caught at home seemed
more than nn hour long sometimes.
A Princely Herman Home.
rn.ni tlio I'nii Mull dnwun, Daoemlxu
AM cultured travelers who may iu
future visit Bavaria will, I feel cer
tain, thank me for directing their at
tention to my great archaeological dis
covery of this year—Bchlotw Mainberg.
This castle is situated within about
two English miles of the <|tiaint and
picturesque old city of Schweinfurt
on-the-Muin; hut Mainberg receives
from guide hooks a partly erroneous
and insufficient notice. The great
Murray, for instance, devotes only
four lines to this singularly interest
ing castle, ami in those few lines he
tells travelers that Muinherg is a car
pet manufactory. I hope to show
good reason for visiting the place.
leaving the comfortable Ravcu
Hotel, and then strolling down as far
as the bridge, you turn to the left of
the river, and then passing along a
road that runs between a line of rail
way and vineyards, you soon see he
fore you high up on the left hum!, a
most picturesque old Schloss which in
external appearance approaches, if it
does not quite equal, the matchless
Berg Kit/,. Schloss Mainberg was
built in 1 J99 or 1400. Its founders
were the Counts, afterwards Princes,
von Henneberg, and their arms adorn
while their legends vivify the walls.
This ancient family died out, and
Mainberg went into the possession
first of the prince bishop and then in
to the Koyul 1 louse of Jfavaria. Lud
wig J., grandfather of the present
King, sold Mainberg to the Sattlor
family, and to the Sattlers the older
portion of the rustle belongs to-day.
the Saltier family is one of mark, of
opulence and of liberal culture. One
of them—either the prescut Herr Sal
tier or his father—refused nobility
when that honor was offered by the
Crown. In addition to preserving all
the antiquities, all the heirlooms,
which existed in Mainberg, Herr Sat
tler has made a few judicious addi
tions to the rich and rare collection
which long ages had stored lip in the
| storied castle. Mainberg still shows
how clearly German knights and
princes lived in the fifteenth century.
, From the back of one great dwelling
! room you ascend, by the old flight of
steps, to the raised sleeping platform ;
mid the castle represents both sj>ear
and spindle sides. Iu another room,
in a deeply recessed window—still
splendid with oil colored glass—are
; the seats which the lady of the castle
| and her maidens occupied as they sat
| spinning, while they east, perhaps,
' many a wistful glaure across the
calm Main, and over the wild wooded
country, which hid from loving eyes
; their warriors, then engaged in fierce
■and dangerous wars. The cushions on
| which these women sat as they work
: ill on through many long and lonely
hours are still in the deep recess, while
their spindles, now stiff from long dis
use, stand where they stood in those
fnr-off days of yore. All the curious
things —and they are very many—
which Mainberg still contains are seen
amid their natural surroundings ; they
retain the mngic of locality. 1 have
1 no space to give even the barest cata
logue of the antiquities stored up iu
1 stately Mainberg. Old weapons, each
ono of which lias been wielded in some
Mainberg fight; old suits of armor,
each one of which lias been worn by a
man who i now a name in history or
in story —these form the basis of a
priceless collection. Old portraits
hang ujion the wails; old furniture
stands in its old place iu the old rooms.
Again the castle store-rooms and elos
! ets nre full of the old things of ordina
| ry domestic use, as costumes, knives,
j forks, spoons, goblets, glass —which
extend, in good specimens, over all
the ages between the fifteenth' and
I eighteenth centuries. The collection
of old German "pots" is, I am told, al
most unrivalled; and, above all, there
!is one possession which is the special
pride of Mainberg. This precious
relic is the drinking cup which Lucas
j Cranach painted for and gave toMar
: tin Luther on his wedding-day. On
the cup arc portraits bv Cranach of
the great Reformer, of Katharina Ho
rn and of Cranach himself. Tbi date
of the wedding fixes the date of the
cup and of portraits. The painter,
Luther, and Katharina all drank out
of this cup on the day of that memor
able bridal. Here I must stop. To
the arclueologist, to the antiquarian,
to the lover of history and of its
romance, Hchloss Mainberg and its
contents will well repay the trouble of
a visit. I am, sir, your obedient serv
ant, H. Scmm WILSON.
Arts Club, November 29.
Hrant, the Army and the People.
From Ih. N.w Turk Son.
"I have the people and the army on
my side," said Napoleon Bonaparte.
"He would be *n fool who would not
rule with that." Many persons inter
pret the demonstrations along the route
and at* the stopping places of (Jen.
Grant ns indications that he has so
strong a hold on toe people that they
will elect him Prosideut for a third
term, and that they would not resist
the conversion, at his beck, of our
free Government into an empire with
him at his head. Supposing this to
bo true, and Grant to entertain an
ambition for life-long power, his next
aim will be to get possesion of the
army. His long military service and
the prestige of his military success
will essentially aid him in this. Are
the people blind? Will they submit
to the first step toward the overthrow
of their free institutions by electing
< Irani President for a third term?
< Jrant himself seems much more inclin
ed to follow the examples of the Bon
apartes —Napoleon I. and Napoleon
ill.—than the transcendentlyglorious
example of Washington.
There died the other day at Truro,
iu Cornwall, an old lady, Mrs. Mary
Hogg (ner Forest), a native of Edin
burgh, at the age of 100 years, hating
a few days. She was born October 10,
1770, and died October 4, 1879. Mrs.
Hogg left Edinburgh to become the
wife of Mr. Thomas Hogg, Head-
Master of the Truro Grammar School,
somewhere about 1802, and only once
(sixty years ago) revistcd ber native
place. Though so long and so far re
moved from JM in burgh, she never
ceased to talk of it, and to take an in
terest in all connected with it. To
the last she was a diligent reader of
the ticotumnn, and had been so for
many years. But the Edinburgh of
which she oftencst spoke was one
which had long since passed away.
She left it before the Edinburgh Review
had begun its brilliant career —liefore
Jeffrey, or Brougham, or Francis
Horner, or Sydney Smith, or Henry
('ockburii had become familiar and
famous names. Sir Walter and John
lycyden were busy in their enthusias
tic youth collecting the "Border Min
strelsy," and the former had not yet
written a line of his immortal works.
( She used to tell how, when ail infant
of ii few days old, she hud been carried
in a sedan chair from the corner house
of York place, where her father resides 1,
across the North Bridge, down the
Old Assembly Close (the South Bridge
being not yet built), up the College or
the Horse Wynd and through the
Pottermw to Bristol street Secession
Church, and was there baptized, not
by the late venerable I)r. James Ped*
, die, who was then only a young lad at
i college, hut by the Kev. John Brown,
of Haddington, author of the "Self-
Interpreting Bible." As a child she
remembered seeiug the late Mr. Wil
liam Uamsay Mauie, afterwards Lord
I'aiiuiure, early one morning, when re
turning from a ball, dressed in scarlet
| coat, white silk stockings and white
. -alio breeches, playing one of his wild
pranks on a milk-cart in St. Andrew
i Square. At a later date, when grown
f to womanhood, and on a visit to Lon
j don, she heard Charles Fox address
| the electors of Westminster, and spoke
i of his high bearing ami hold utter
j ances. One other curious recollection
! of Mrs. Hogg may he mentioned.
i She stated that her father, who was
a builder in Edinburgh, had been of
j fered a lease of Hailes Quarry at a
! rental of u few pounds. But as the
| new town had hardly at the time he
gun to be built,' lie thought the specu
lation an unsafe one ami declined an
j offer which, a few years afterwards,
I brought thousands of pounds of re
turns. Mrs. Hogg was a woman of
great activity and energy, sense and
intelligence. She had read a great
■ leal, was a clever and accomplished
artist, a shrewd observer of men and
things, cheerful iu her temper and full
lof kindness of heart. She retained
her faculties unimpared to the last,
and though her strength had failed
j her for some time pa.-t to such an ex
; tent as to compel her to keep her bed
almost entirely she had very little se
i rious illness, and, without having un
dergone tnucli pain or suffering, finally
passed away in a placid sleep.
The I-atcxt It c pub 11 can Scheme.
A plan has been broached to secure
the electoral vote of New York for
the Republican Presidential candidate
next year, in advance. The idea is to
have the incoming Republican legisla
ture of the State exercise its constitu
tional of specifying by law the
manner in which the electors shall be
chosen, so as to give the party control
of the State college without the for
mality of a further expression of opin
ion on the subject h<f the people.
New York is looked upon by the
Republican party at large as the State
whose vote will decide the Presiden
tial election. The recent contest there
demonstrated that the Democrats,
with their factional differences harmo
nized and their ranks united, will
carry it next year. Thus, with good
reason fearing to abide the result of
the election, the Republican managers
begin to discount the possibilities of
stealing the electoral vote. The move
ment seems to have originated at
A recent investigation developed
the fact that if it should be Republi
can policy to cause ail the State legis
latures, at present controlled by the
party, to choose electors under the
provisions of the Constitution, they
would roll up about 200 votes in the
National college, which would make
the success of their Presidential candi
date a foregone conclusion. The fraud
ol 1876 went to beget the hopes of a
similarly successful fraud in 1880.
The fascinating idea immediately com
mended itself to the minds of the
It is in the nature a superfluity
which savors of insult To state that the
popular scntimeut is all against this
method. The people propcNß to elect
their President next year in the old
established way. The only change
which they would approve now would
he that which would aladiali electors
altogether and make the President de
pendent for his election ujioii a direct
vote of the people.
I he Republican* will shortly have
it in their power to do what they please
in New York, for they will control the
legislature and the Governor, but any
scheme which may be inaugurated to
thwart the popular will, in that n*
. well us in other (States in which the
iiartv is supreme, will recoil upon the
heads of its authors.
The people were cheated out of their
[ Presidential choice in 1870 through
fraudulent practices conducted under
i the forms of law. They do not pro
! pose that this shall happen again.
Wiiidom and the Exedtt*.
From tlie Washington
Senator Windom belongs to that
numerous class of reformer* who act
on the theory that destruction is refor
mation. He lias used or abused bis
position as Senator to destroy the
peaceful domestic enjoyment of hun
dreds of humble colored families in
' the South, and if he lias done anv
! thing in the way of compensation lor
1 this serious and lasting injury, he has
j worked so quietly ami secretly as to
| leave no mark or excite even a sus-
I picion. His intemperate s[>eech of
last spring contributed materially to
the exodus from the lower Mississippi
| region, ami the country was shocked
!at the story of the sufferings of the
blacks who were lured away from
i their homes, w here thev had at least
the actual necessaries of life, to en
dure all manner of privations on the
long journey to Kansas. Many sick
ened and died on the banks of the
! river. Food was scarce and shelter
I was irn|Hissible. Those who succeed
|ed in getting to Kansas found a cold
(greeting. Rut neither Mr. Windom
nor the Emigration Aid society which
he caused to be organized in this city
] gave anything to aid the wretched .
dupes of Mr. Wiudom's windy rhetor
ic. Not contcut with all this, we see
the Minnesota reformer pushing to
' the front again with a rehash of his
| original effort. Condensing a stump
j speech into an amendment to a resolu
i tion, he endeavors to stimulate the,
| present movement of blacks from
i North Carolina, although he knows
i that nothing could be more unfortu
nate for those people than the present
time and manner of leaving their
j homes. The proposition to set apart a
territory "for the oppressed popula
i tion" is a piece of claptrap too shallow
| for serious consideration. The colored
i people want no separation from the
whites. It would take an army to
keep them on a reservation. The
whole exodus business is the work of
1 rascally demagogues, who care no
' inore for the blacks than did those
other Christian statesmen who robbed
them of e their little savings through
the agency of the Freed man's hank.
The Outlook of Ihc New Year.
lin<l<>b Tnitii, Dfcpmbtr 4.
I have laid out a penny in "Zad
kiel's Almanac," and I am tilled with
terror at the various troubles which
are predicted for next year. In Jan
uary '"wars and rumor of wars' still
afflict the British people ami do injury
totheir and commerce, for Mars
was setting at the winter solstice and
afflicting tne ascending planet, Venus,
by opposition aspect. Ireland will be
disquieted, deeds of violence will be
perpetrated in the Emerald Isle, and
epidemic diseases will be fatally pre
j valent therein. Saturn is still slowly
passing through the sign Aries, henre>
old England's troubles will be thiok
| ening, her death-rate high, and her
enemies numerous. Denmark and
Germany will he far from prosperous,
mentable. Poland will be disturbed,
and the state of Russia will be la-
Persia, Asia Miuor, Cyprus and the
Archipelago will lie scenes of martial
j deeds and martial epidemics. Jan
uary 11 brings Mars into an evil con
figuration with the place of the sou
l at the birth of an English prince,
warning him to beware of accident*
and over-exertion." In February, "at
the moment of the new moon on 10th
inst., the luminaries will he in a square
aspect with Mars. This is evil for the
ruling powers, and forebodes a deter
mined onslaught ou the Government;
nevertheless, as Jupiter w ill be strong
ly posited in the eleventh hour, the
Government will weather the storm."
In March, "the Divorce Court will
be busily occupied, and many cases of
cruelty to women will he brought be
fore the police courts, for Venus op
poses Uranus on the 24th inst." In
April, "the presence of old (Saturn in
Aries will involve this country in some
trouble, but ho is shorn of most of
his power to do mischief now that Ju-
C'ter hastens' to overtake hitn." In
ay, "excitement will be at fever
heat in New York and the marshalling
of troops will move the martial in
stincts of the American people,"
whilst in Loudon, "a metropolitan
theatre is threatened with destruction,
for Mars transits the place of the
moon at the vernal ingress." Rut in
October the outlook is especially had
for us. "Holders of foreign bonds
must look out for squalls, for at the
moment of full moon Mars will be
with the sun iu the second House and .
Saturn with the moon in the eighth.
These evil-omened positions indicate a
turbulent condition of politics as well
as of the weather, and a severe strain
will be placed upon the revenues of
Great Britain."