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CHUEOH, GOLHAPP 6 CO.,
Hrhersok' I'cKk, noor, Han Entrance,
One oovy one ynr
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Klve copies one year
Tn coj.ioa one year
Twenty copit one j-ear..
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And Pi-Aiir ad Fanct Job Woek, done In
good Bt yle and at reasonable rates.
Cards of five lines or less, ? a year. Each
additional line JL
Dc FOREST PORTER,
. Attrey at l.w aad Ltfed Ajtat,
Offlc In Court nous, -with Proljate Jodge.
. TIPTON, HEWETT A CHURCTI,
Attormcyf ad ConmtUn at Lw,
OCVce Ko. 7 McPbrwon'a B1a-k. up gtalrs.
TIIOMAS & KROADY,
Attya at Law A Solicitors la CKaneery,
Ofl In District Court IVom-
S. M. RICH,
Attoraey at Uw and Lad Agent.
Office In Court Honne, flrst door, ywt aide.
WM. H. McLEXKAX,
AtUraey aad CenUr at Law,
Nebraska City, Nebraska.
. li. t 1'CRKIJfS,
Attorney and Caaattlor at Law,
Tecumneh, Johnson Co., Neb.
CHESTER F. NYE,
Attorney at Law and War Claim Agent,
Pawnee City, fawnee Co.. Neb.
X. K. GRIGGS,
Attorney at Law A Real Estate Agent,
Beatrice. Ga?e County, Nebraska.
It V. 1TUGHES,
Ileal Estate Agent and Justice of Peace,
OSce In Court House, first door, west side.
BARRET &. LETT,
Land Agents A Land Warrant Brokers.
Xo. 81 Main Sircct.
WiU attend to payuHJ 7 axes for Xon-rcsidcnls.
Personal attentivn ytien to iwikxny Locatioiis.
Land, improved tuid unimproved, for tale on
WM. 1L HOOVER,
Jteal Estate attd Tax Paying Agent.
Office in District Court Room.
Will giie prompt attention to he tale cf Ural
Estate and Itymciit vf luxes throughout tin:
Kematta Land District,
Collector for tht City of Brown-rllle,
WUl attend to the l'aymeid of Taxes for iV
JZestdent IstinU Ou-rurrt tn .Vwiato (JjuiUy.
DORSET, HO AD LEY & CO.,
Heal Estate Agents.and Dealers In Land
Warrants and College bcrlp,
Xo. 27 Main Strett.
Buy and ril imprwed and uniiiijrrovcd land.
Euy, tell end locate issnd U urratut, and A'jrx
cuUvral -rrp. tXireJul teUciuint of (Jovtm
mrnt LanUtjur Loraituti, JlumesiaiU, and Jre
emjiti'tm mads. jlUctul to tlinicstrd JloiiuuttciiL,
and Wre-etitpiufR cu. i Itic ljmnd ujice. L.et
tert of iitf iry promptly atd curtj uuy unsuertd.
VurrcJij'uitdi Hce olu:Ucd,
McUVUGIILIX t 1UCIL
Tteal Estate and Land Agents,
Wui aUeitd to makinj telectioii of Land for
Emiiranl, or Local unu Jor Sun-rraintU ; at
tend to coiUctted cotes 0are the Land Vpicc, and
wiU do all business pertaining to a Jirtl class
Real Estate Agency.
IL L. MATHEWS,
PHT81CIA3T A!SD SCIIGEOX.
Offict? No. 2 1 Main Btreet.
A. 5. HOLLADAY. M. D.,
Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician,
Office Hollad ay fc Co'a Drug Store,
Graduated in lfvil ; Located in BromivUle in
ISoti. J'ju on hand omjdete irts of Amputating,
JYrphuung and iMfStelncxd Instrument.
i. n. special attention given tn Obstetrics and
Ve disease if U'ontea ami Children.
C F. STEWART, L D.,
PHYSICIAX AXD SIRCEOS,
Ojnce Xo. 21 Main Street.
Office Hours-?; to 9 A. 3., and I to 2 and 6Ji to
- i r. m.
W. IL KIM BERLIN,
OCCL1ST AXD At U1ST, ,
Rooms at the Star Hotc-L
WiU Treat all disease of Vie LZye and Ear.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes, Ac.,
Xo. Main StreoU
WM. T. DEX,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
General Merchandise, and Commission
and r'orwardlng .Merdisut,
Xo. 26 Main htrett.
Oom Planters, J lows, Stoves, Furniture, dr.,
atway on hand. JItghest market price patdfur
litdtt, J-ttU, J-trs and Country jTvduce.
G. M. UEXDERSOX,
Dealer in Foreign and Domestic
DRY GOODS AXD GROCERIES,
Xo. S3 Main Street.
J. L. McGEE &. CO.
Dealers In General Merchandise,
Xo. 2 Mcl'herhou's Block, MtJn St.
HOLLADAY A CO.,
Wholesale and Rctad Dealers in
Drags, Medicines, Paints, Oils, etc.,
Xo. 41 Main Street.
McCREERY fc XICKELL,
Wholetalt and JieiaU Dealers in
Drugs, Books, Wallpaper A Stationery
No. 32 Main street.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
CHARLES U ELMER,
BOOT AXD SHOE MAILER,
So. 62 Main Street.
Has a hand a rttjrior stock of Hoots and
Shoes. Custom Work done urUh neatness and
BOOT AXD SHOE MAKER,
No. 5 8 Main Street.
Has on. Kami a pol assortment of Gents,
Ladtc's, bases' and ChiUiren't Boot and it hoe.
Custom Work done with neatness and dispatch.
Repairing done on stiort notice.
JOHN a DEUSER,
Doaler In Stoves, Tinware, Pumps, Ac.
No. 1 9 Main Street.
SHELLENB ERG ER BRO S
Manufacturers ATalers In Tinware,
Ko. 1 4 Main St-i McTherson's Block.
Stove. Hardware, Carpenter' t Tools. Black
snulA 's liriulijjif, do., constantly on hand.
JOHN W. MIDDLETON,
UARXESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc
No. 64 Main Street
Whips and Lashe of every description, and
Jtastcrtng J lair, kept on luuul. Vumi paid Jor
J 1 iocs.
1. IL, EAUEIi,
Manufacturer and Dealer tn '
nARXESS, BRIDLES, COLLARS, Etc
Xo. 60 Main Street.
Mending done to order. Satisfaction guaranteed.
BEER 11 ALL AXD LCXCII ROOM,
No. 2 Main Street.
GARRISON & ROBERTS,
BILLIARD HALL AXD SALOOX,
Baaement, No. 4S Main Street.
Tht best Wine and Liquors kept constantly
en nana. vx-nu.
JOSEPH HUDDARD A CO,
No. T Main Btreet.
The tost Wln and Liqnort kept cn hand
Cards of five lines or t" a year. Each
additional line, tL
STEVENSON & CROSS, Proprietors.
On Levee Street, between Main and Atlantic.
This House is convenient to the Steam If oat
Ijandinrj, and the business part of tfic City. The
vest accommodation in the C liy. So pains u-ill
be nared in making guests coutfnrtahle. Good
Nolle and OtrraU convenient to the House.
MICHAEL FINK, Proprietor.
Jfo. 46 Main Street
Meal at an Hours, cr for Regular Boarders,
at the usual rates.
L. D. R0B1S0N, Proprietor.
Front St, between Main and Water.
A good Feed and Livery Stable in connection
tcaJi Vie JIuvse. - "
J. II. EE.VS0N,
Blacksmlthlng and Horse Shoeing,
Shop No. 8 0 Main Street,
nrrr W Trinfl-rmithinn nf nil kind. Make
Tfrrr Khnriyirr Irnniuo of WaoonS and SleiUhS.
and Machine Work a MpevialUy.
J. V.. i J. C GIBSON,
Shop on First, between Main and Atlantic
All tcork done to order, and satisfaction guar-
Shop on Water St, South of American House.
Custom Work of all kinds solicited.
Confectionery and Toy Store.
No. 40 Main Street
Fresh Bread, Cakes, Oysters, Fruit, etc., on hand
J. P., DEUSER,
Dealer In Confectioneries, Toys, etc.
No. 44 Main Street
City Bakery and Confectionery,
No. 3T Main Street.
Fancy Weddinn Oikes furnished on short no
tice. Best Family Flour constantly on hand,
J. a McNAUGnTON,
Xotary Public and Conveyancer.
Office in J. L. Carson's Bank.
Aarrd fyr " National Life" and "Hartford
Livt Stock " Insurance Ootir, anirs.
FAIUliROTIIER fc HACKER,
Xotary Public and Conveyancer,
Office in County Court Room.
O. VT. r ATRI'SOTnEIt, JAMES m. hackee,
Notary iniblic tjouury cierit.
House, Sign and Ornamental Painter.
Shop No. 15 Main Street
G. T. BERKLEY,
House, Carriage and Sign Painter.
No. C6 Maia St, np stairs.
Graininn.Guildinrt.dlazina and Paper Hang
ing dme on short notice, favorable terms, and
A. D. MARSH,
Bookseller and Xews Dealer.
City Book Store,
No. 50 Main Street Postoffice Building.
W -N- W W
J. L. ROY,
BARBER AXD HAIR DRESSER.
No. 55 Main Street
TTns n mtfmrf'rt mil of Utilh Utoms. Also a
choice st'jck of Gentleman's J'oixons.
GEO. G. START & BR0-,
DEALERS IX GRAIX, PRODUCE, Ac.
The highest market nrlce ikiM for anythinc
the Farmer can raise. We will buy and sell
everything; known to the market
WORTHING & WILCOX,
Storage, Forwarding and Commission
And Dealers in all kinds of Grain, for which
Oicy pay the Iligliest Murkrt JYice in OMh.
BLISS & HUGHES,
WiU attend to the sale of Real and Personal
Property in the Xematia Lai id District. Terms
Wagon Maker and Repairer.
Shop West of Court House.
W 'actons, BvT'ies. Piou s. Cultivators, Sc., re-
patrt-d on short notice, at low rales, and unr-
ranzea to gne sat taction.
No. 47 Main Street up Btalrs.
Persons u-Uhing lectures executed in the latest
style of the Art, uUl call at my Art Gallery.
E. n. LURCHES,
Landscape Gardener A Horticulturist.
Will plant crops in Gardens, and cultivate
same by contract.
EOJJNTY CLAIM AGENTS.
SMITH. F. TUTTLE,
C. S. ASSISTANT ASSESSOR.
OfTir-e in District Court Room.
Xotary Public and United Statrt War Claim
A . n . Will attend to to prosecution of claims
bejore the Department, for A dditlonal 'Botmtv,
Back J ay and ltnsMn. AUo the collection ct
Scmi-Annual Due on I'cnsums.
J. V. D. PATCH.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, etc., etc.
No. 32 Main Street
t Sirr and Silver-Plat -d Ware, and all
Ues vf t-ctacles constantly on hand. Repairing
done ut the neatest ttyle, at short notice. Charges
moderate. Work warranted.
KEIS WETTER A EIRRMAX.
BrownvlUe City Meat Market.
No. 60 Main Street
METROPOLITAN BRASS BAND.
r.t.u w IIA.Il, XEBlSKA.
Is st all time prcpnred to plnr for the rnb
11c at any point within l.V) miles of this citv
on reasonable terms. Addn-J 5 '
41'3m ! C S jf'rrH, Lender.
MRS. J. M. GRAHAM,
TEACHER OP MCSIC.
Rooms, Main, bet 4th & 5th Sts.
Leuon riven on Ae Piano, Organ, Melodeon,
Guitar and 1 aeration. Having k,d eight veeri
experience a, teacher of Wi,, k"2Z
confident ef firing tatitfaciion.
A. W. MORGAN
Probate Judge and Justice of the Peace
Oflee In Court House Building.
I V I i,V
The Fundln? Kill.
The House has matured, and will
probably pass, a bill to fund at a lower
rate of interest the present funded
Debt of the United States. Its prin
cipal features are as follows:
1. The new bonds are to be redeem
able at the pleasure of the Govern
ment after forty years.
2. They are to draw interest at the
rate of $3,65 on every $100 due. That
is to sav: Each Five-Twenty" bond
of $1,000, which now draws iiiO inter
est per annum, is to be exchanged for
a new bond drawing but $36 interest
3. The new bonds are to be abso
lutely untaxable by Federal, State or
4. In lieu of our present Sinking
Fund, the sum of $135,000,000 in spe
cie per. annum, collected each fiscal
year from Duties on Imports, is feet
apart and pledged to the payment of
the interest and reduction of "the prin
cipal of our National Debt.
0. 2io commissions shall hereafter
be paid on the exchange of one form
of National Debt for another, or on
the sale of any coin or bullion for ac
count of the Treasury.
6. All exchanges of bonds on be
half of the Government are to be
effected by public competition, after
advertising for proposals.
7. Henceforth, the income tax due
or accruing upon our existing bonds is
to be deducted at the Treasury in pay
ing the interest on such bonds.
8. All authority to issue new bonds
of the United States, save in exchange
for old ones, is revoked and annulled.
This bill has good features ; but is
it a practicable measure? In other
words : Is it probable that those who
now hold 1,000 bonds of our Govern
ment, whereon they draw an interest
of $00 each per annum, will rush to
the Treasury and offer them for ex
change into new bonds of like amount
drawing but $3G$ each per annum?
"NVonldn't it be advisable to pay a half
per cent, to whoever shall induce them
(or part of them) to do so.
"We shall certainly be glad to hear
that the holders of our Five-Twenties
are ready and eager to make such an
exchange ; but we do not understand
the inducement. And we apprehend
that the cutting off of all commissions
precludes all hope of any general or
rapid refunding of our Debt.
As to the $135,000,000 clause, it seems
to savor of Repudiation. Here are the
provisions of law which it proposes to
1. All the Duties on Imports to be
collected and paid in coin ;
2. Said coin to be specially devoted,
Fint, to the payment in Coin of the
interest on the bonds and notes of the
United States ;
Second, to the annual purchase or
payment of one per centum of the
entire Debt of the United States.
That is to say : 13y existing laws,
the whole revenue from imports is to
be collected in coin, and the total in
terest of onr National Debt paid there
from, with one hundredth part of the
principal every year.
It seems to us that the House bill
substitutes a less for a more complete
security to the National creditors, and
so is unjust.
e ardently trust that a good
Funding bill may be passed at this
session, and that the rate of interest
may not be fixed so low that no one
will accept it. Da let us have the
work of funding our National Debt in
an Americal Consol well begun at the
earliest moment. But let us have no
quackery, no demagoguism, and no
taint of repudiation. JV". Y. Tribune.
Frank Blair's Platform.
"We have no wish to misrepresent
the sentiments of our opponents, and
so we give place to the full text of the
Blair platform. The acta of A. J. are
mild and conservative compared with
what this disappointed and ambitious
member of the Blair family proposes
to do. He is a Louis Napoleon with
out the latter's brains or shrewdness.
The idea of a Presidential coup de
etat, a taking of the responsibility
with a vengeance, the result of which
is to be-the utter subversion of consti
tutional government ; the declaration
that certain laws are null and void,
may be democratic enough to suit the
rebels, in whose interests the liws are
to be set aside, but will hardly meet
the approval of thinking men and
loyalists. Frank P. Blair the man
who managed the burning operations
in Sherman's march through Georgia
to the sea-board will be in a mad
house before he will find himself in a
position to carry out his little pro
gramme for the destruction of our Be
publiean form of government.
"We commend the Blair platform to
the careful perusal of our Conserva
tive and Democratic friends. Nation
al (Geo.) Republican.
The Dirtiest Thing Yet.
When General Grant left "Washing
ton to come West, he was followed by
a sneaking spy in the employ of the
New York World, who wrote dirty
letters of personal abuse to that paper
about the General's trip. The only
fact which this hired sneak really
discovered during his journey was
that three glasses of beer were actually
taken into the car which General
i iron f o n i a t-q t-ttt nWm 1 -n
occupied, but wliether the saidbeer
was consumed by the General or bv
others of the party the 6meller could
not positively state. The same con
temptible spy, after trailing around
after the General, when he went to
visit relations in Ohio, and finding
nothing bad to report, was finally ob
served and accosted by a friend of the
General, and the fellow admitted that
he was sent bv the Tl'orW to find out
what he could to the discredit of the
General but that he had orders to re
port nothing in his favor.
According to reliable information
over 8,000 persons left the port of Bre
men alone, during the week preceding
Easter, for the United States. Dissat
isfaction with the condition of public
affairs, and the fear of an impending
war has taken so firm a hold upon the
people of Southern Germany in partic
ular, and even of Austria that it seems
as if the number of immigrants for the
current year would only be limited
by the capacity of the carrying fleet.
The immigration fever has never,
until lately, became epidemic in Aus
tria, but now, the people of certain
districts seem to be animated with a
universal desire to throw off their
allegiance to despotism, and seek new
homes in the republic beyond the sea.
The New York Commonwealth is
getting up a life of Seymour. It fur
nishes the following chapter as an
SERVICES OF GOVERNOR HORATIO
SEYMOUR IN BEHALF OF HIS COUN
TRY DURING THE REBELLION.
Mr. Seymour was of no service to
his country during the rebellion.
Treasury Frauds George II.
Correspondence JS. Y. Tribune.
The Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton, in his
ppeech at Grafton, Va., which I read
in the Tribune of this date, referring to
the fraud3upon the Treasury, holds
the Republican party responsible for
the prevailing corruption. As a neigh
bor of Mr. Pendleton, and one who
knows something of the "Whiskey
Ring, I win, with your permission,
ay a word on this subject, and what
I write will not be denied by Mr.
Pendleton, or any one speaking au
thoritatively for him. ,,. 1L .
It is well known to the public that
the taxes on whisky are stolen to the
extent of $00,000,000 to $75,000,000 per
annum. It is further known, that
this money goes chiefly into the pock
ets of the members of the Whisky
Ring, who are the partisans of Presi
dent Johnson are sustained and pro
tected by him, and he, in turn, is sus
tained and protected by them. In
Cincinnati, no man can be appointed
to office, or if he can be turned out by
the President "without the advice
and consent of the Senate," can be
retained in office, without the permis
sion of the Whisky Ring.
These facts are known to Sir. Pen
dleton, even better than they are to
your correspondent. As it is in Cin
cinnati, so it is throughout the country.
It i3 amazing, thereiore, that Geo. H.
Pendleton should boldly proclaim the
Republican party responsible for
frauds committed by Democrats ap
pointed to, or kept in office by a Dem
ocratic President, against the efforts
of a Republican Congress.
But, furthermore: The Whisky
Ring in Cincinnati is composed of
about twenty persons, who receive and
distribute the spoils, and of these
men, and of the corrupt Government
officials who co-operate with them,
every one i3 a partisan of the Hon.
Geo. H. Pendleton. The man who
acted as the confidential friend of Mr.
Pendleton in the New York Conven
tion participates in the profits of the
Whiskey liing, and the personal in
fluence and money of the entire gang
were used in behalf of Mr. Pendleton
previous to and in the Convention.
Still further: By referring to the
telegrams published in the report of
the Impeachment Managers, you will
find two or three of the most confi
dential character addressed to Mr.
Pendleton by C. W. Woolley, who
represented the Whisky Ring at
Washington. And this same Woolley
attended upon the New York Conven
tion, in the interest of Mr. Pendleton,
and kept that gentleman fully advised
of his pro -pens.
In fine, Mr. Pendleton, in Cincin
nati, is completely in the hands of the
Whisky Ring. Had he been made
President, the Ring would have con
trolled the appointments ; and should
he bemad? Secretary of the Treasury,
under Seymour, in the event of the
success of the Democratic party in
November, the Ring would still con
trol the revenue offices.
It does not lie with Mr. Pendleton,
therefore, who is surrounded by and
absolutely tied to, the Whisky "Ring,
to rise in public and hold the Republi
can Congress responsible for the
Treasury frauds, or to promise reform
in the event of Seymour's election
and his own elevation to the position
of Secretary of the Treasury. I do
not believe Mr. Pendleton to be per
sonally corrupt,' and as a man I have
great re-spect for him, but unfortu
nately he is in a position where he
could not, if he would, shake off the
Whisky Ring. He has accepted their
favora to such an extent that he i3 vir
tually sold to them.
Attention, Republicans !
With the nomination, at New York,
of Horatio Seymour, by the National
Democratic Convention, the Presiden
tial campaign has been virtually open
ed, and is going to be fought, by
both parties,. with energy and vigor.
It is, therefore, time that the Re
publicans of this County, should also
organize, and being to agitate for the
good of our cause. At the last Rep
ublican County Convention, the Cen
tral Committee was instructed to ap
point an Executive Committee for
each precinct, who were to tend to
the organization of clubs, the distribu
tion of campaign documents, ic. But,
as is well known, a good many changes
have been made of late in the several
precincts and as we have received
large accessions to our population by
immigration, the Committee is unable
to appoint such Executive Committees.
The shortest, easiest, and most prac
tical way to efiect an organization,
would, therefore, be that the Repub
licans of the several precincts meet,
organize in clubs by choosing officers,
and send a statement of the names of
officers, with time and place of meet
ing to the Southern Acbraskian, for
publication, in order to insure concert
Republicans, organize, our oppon
ents have done so already and although
our State is sure for the Republican
ticket, yet our county is rather a doubt
ful case, "This fall we have to elect
State and County officers.'and we
should work, with all legitimate means
to redeem our county and re-establish
our good old reputation.
iiet us go to work with a hearty
good will and with such leaders as
Grant and Colfax, we shall con
quer our county as Grant conquered
Vicksburg and Richmond.
Member of Central Committee.
dr. Trumbull, of Illinois, has intro
duced into the United States Senate a
bill concerning the rights of married
women, which gives them everything
that the law can give them, except
the privilege of voting. It provides
that every married woman shall hold,
enjov. convev. dpt-ip nH
her property, make contracts, and sue
and be sued in all matters relating to
her property, precisely as if she were
single. There is no reason why the
uia snould not pass. Just such a law
uao ureu m iorce in- ranee for half a
centurv, and one nearly as liberal in
New York fnr tn-ontr t-r.. ,,.;v,nrlt
. . lutuuui
doing any mischief, but, on the con
trary, a great deal of good. It is time
that every vestige of the feudalism of
the dark ages, which went on the as
sumption that men's wives were their
uuuc uuj Willi. NOOe-
Cent mnn wants hi nrifatn nnn v.;a
debts out of her property, or to take
j-fc tor ms own use without
her consent ; and Mr. Trumbull would
merely enact what public opinion has
On oner of the Long Island Sound
ooais, on 'lhursday mght last, the in
quiry was made of . "RliftHo Tdonrl
Democrat (a delegate to the Tammany
wimtnuouj wny "sucn an unpopu
lar ticket was nominated ?" "Oh
was the reply, "as the party was
bound to be beaten anyhow, it was
uauugat tesc xnai -we should have
good whipping while about iL"
VV, i 1 i i ! I i f I . ; I. I I
THURSDAY, JULY 30,
Gen. Grant's Habits.
A COrresnandpnr. xrritra tTi fnllnw-
ing note, and as the same hiquiry is
frequently made by others who hon
estly fear to trust the highest office in
u: nation in the nands or a man
given to the excessive use of intoxicat
ing liquors, we give some space to the
matter in reply to our correspondent's
w men is as loiiows :
Editor liladp. Thprp ft prpat
deal of inquiry here in regard to Gen.
vramys moral character; and in re
gard to his use of spirituous drinks.
There are a good many copperheads
who charge that he is a great drunk
ard. Please inform us through the
columns of the Blade whether there
is any foundation for these charges or
nfrt, and oblige, Mant Readers.
We thought the silly charges trump
ed up some time ago acrainst Gen.
Grant'a character for sobriety had
been so thoroughly refuted that they
would need no further attention.
Some months ego. Theodore Til ton
editor of the New York Independent
was in Washington, and was imposed
upon with the silly story that General
Grant had been seen on a Sunday
drunk on the streets of Washington.
With greater haste than wisdom he
hurried effa letter to his paper giving
currency to the charges. It was a
mean thing for a man in Mr. Tilton's
position to do, and he was soon heartily
Ashamed of it, and sorry that he had
allowed himself to be thus imposed
on. There was not a particle of truth
in the story, and Mr. Til ton, as soon as
he was satisfied that he had been im
posed upon, made the amend honora
ble. We know that during the war
stories of Grant's drunkenness were
circulated by his enemies, but on in
vestigation the charges were, in every
instance, found to be without founda
tion in truth. The lamented President
Lincoln remarked to one who went to
him with this charge against Grant,
that he wished all his Generals would
use Grant's whisky.
Before the Chicago Convention this
charge against General Grant was
thoroughly investigated by a number
of gentlemen who felt very keenly
the disgrace that has been brought up
on the country by Andrew Johnson's
drunkeness, and who were determin
ed to oppose his nomination if there
should dc any truth in the charges.
They were soon completely satisfied
that the charges were maliciously
false in every particular, and that Gen.
Grant was a man of strictly temperate
If the Democrats to whom our cor
respondent refers will consult the most
influential and respectable papers of
their party, they will find that this
charge against the General was some
time ago abandoned by them. There
are, of course, through the country,
some insignificant Democratic sheets,
of neither character nor influence
which persist in the charge. It mat
ters not to such as these whether it is
true or false. It serves their purpose
to injure as they think, a political
opponent, and that is all they care
Gen. Grant Is a regular attendant at
one of the Methodist churches in
Washington, and those who know
him best are the most emphatic in
their praises of the purity of his life.
His public history has been such a3
to give the lie to the vile charges of
Oar correspondent and his friends,
who have had some anxiety concern
ing this matter, may quiet their fears.
They will never have occasion to blush
for General Grant when he becomes
President, as thev and the whole coun
try have had to do for Andrew John
son. From the Toledo Blade.
The "Black. Man."
BY JOSH BILLINGS.
The Black man emigrated tew this
free and pius country about 200 years
formerly, in the lower story of a ves
sel ; he was kindly furnished with a
free ride, anisome rice and water for
Inimejitly on hiz arrival he com
menced biznes, for other folks, on our
Eastern coast, and had plenty to do.
He was very ekonomickal in his
habits of cloths, wearing but fu, and
those seldom, made out of cassimere.
He okkashunally changed his loca
tion, ' moving into an adjoining State,
but in these journeys he was always
furnished with a guide, so that there
was no danger of getting lost.
In these trips he seldom took his
family with him ; they were allowed
to remain at hum or made excursions
to other States in search of work un
der the guidance of experienced
Once in a while the Black Man
would stray in the cold bitter North,
and get cruelly lost t
Hiz guides would mourn for mm
then and search for him but his fam
ily soon get reconciled to the loss.
Everybody sed, where he lived, that
he was the happiest critter that had
ever been discovered yet, with noth
ing to do but work, and a kind guide
to" watch over him all the time, and
mourn for him when he got lost.
But the Black Man is a very phool
After 200 years ov this blis3, he grew
cross to his guides, and would not fol
low the guides, and the conzequentz
iz that the guides have got mad, and
I am afraid that the Black Man will
have to take care of himself now.
He will find it very different now
from what it was before.
He has got to educate his own
young ones now, and learn them how
tew spel correcktly, one of the most
difficult things in the world ; and he
bas got tew vote, and keep his familee
togeather, and pay when he rides in
the street kars.
I am afraid that the Black Man haz
made a mistake ; if he has it is a bad
one, for his guides will never take him
into their hands again never. They
are mad, and don't like the way the
Black Man quit them when they wuz
driv with buznis and after they had
took so much care of him for so many
I feel sorry for the guides ; they al-
wuz seemed to nave a grate interest in
the Black Man, but they are mad now,
and I don't know as I blame them
much, for Black ingratitude iz the
poorest kind of pay.
It nerhans would be well enufffor
me to stait for the benefit of new be
ginerl, the Black Man formerly resi
ded in Africa before he came here to
look for work.
John Pool, elected as Senator in
pAtHTroia liv thd T,rris;1atlire of NOTth
Carolina, for the long term, is a native
of the State, 45 yeare old a former
Democrat in politics, and a very able
nlihod fpntlenian. Gen.
Joseph C. Abbott, elected for the
short term, was born in ivew Hamp
shire, and has resided in the Sonth
since his retirement from the Lmon
army. He was at one time a journalist-
A spirited candidate Frank Blair.
The German Element.-
A few days since we published a
translation of the resolutions passed
at a German ratification meeting, held
at Turner Hall on last Saturday eve
ning. The resolutions breathed the
true spirit of Republicanism, and one
especially should be heeded by Re
publicans that which demands for
the German element full recosmition
at the hands of the party with which
they act. They furnish us with
several hundred active, earnest, in
telligent votera, and are entitled to
representation on the ticket to bo sup
ported at the November election. The j
Germans have men among them cap-!
able of filling and of the positions ofj
which they may aspire, and their j
claims are such that it would be suicidal
policy, as well as great injustice, to
ignore them. The German element
is quietly, but surely, making itself a
power in the country. Men not yet
old can remember well when the pres
ence of an emigrant from- Central
Europe was not -a common thing in
many of the larger towns, and per
haps in some of the larger cities. Forty
years ago, there probably was not a
German resident in St, Louis, and
certainly not in Chicago, unless he
was a wandering trapper, led to the
western wilds by the spirit of adven
ture. In less than half that time the
Teutonic element in Boston, aside
from a Jews, was hardly noticeable.
In fact, aside from the few representa
tives left behind of the Hessian sold
iers at the close of the Revolutionary
war, and a liberal admixture in the
settlements of Pennsylvania, the
aggregate of German people was not
enough to hardly justify a remark in
the decennial census.
Now. after the lapse of a generation,
how changed the condition of the
country in this respect I The great
central hive ha3 sent forth its vast
swarm of living muscle and brain,
till the Northern, Western and Mid
dle States, actually teemes with the
new importation of Europeans. And
they have not brought ignorance, in
dolence and vice with them as house
hold treasures, nor "have they as a
general thing come empty handed as
to pecuniary means. The German
is a self-reliant individual. Personal
independence, .is bred in the bone,
and ne does not believe in begging
his way through the world. He does
not fear hard work, or personal hard
ship. He is a3 brave a3 he i3 strong,
and as shrewed as he is brave. He
has education. He knows how labor
can be turned to wealth, and he never
"put3 his hand to the plow and looks
back." Perseverance is written in
every line of his face, and imprinted
on the muscles of his hands. The
females heartily second the labor cf
their husbands, and eontentedly delve
that a penny may be laid away for
the "rainy daj's."
The result is, that in every com
munity where these people have locat
ed you see thrift. With ordinary
health, the German people march on
to certain prosperity. In many towns
in the Middle States, where there was
not a dozen Germans twenty years
ago, there is now a large number, and
they hold, in many cases, more than
half the real estate and personal prop
erty, and probably not one of them
brought over a thousand dollars with
him into the country. In the same
towns the morals have been improved
by their coming: there are better
schools ; more churches ; greater var
iety of busines3 ; better mechanics ;
more enterprise, and more public
sDirit. Let a German only see the
profit from a certain course or a cert
ain enterprise, and he is ready to in
vest and so ahead. There is no deny
ing the fact that they are an invalua
ble people to the country, and more
especially to the West. Their strong
arm3 will subdue the broad prairies,
develop the varied resources, and help
civilize the wilderness.'
There is a small amount of intemper
ance amons them, andin the line of
ereat crimes they are as free as any peo
ple living; Their intellectual culture
13 of a" high order, and is seen in their
influence on politics, art, religion and
mechanics. AV ho can be named that
will make a better speech than some
of these men ? Or who left a better
record on the pages of history written
dv tne reoeiiion man muimuues oi
A H" A I li.'i J
these ? They are with the Union
party to-day, with rare exceptions.
rr-l I , U 1 .t TTr,, r-f
A lit V JvLIU W ii.li; O.L uc ui tiuiuu, Ml
freedom, of equal rights, and they do
not shirk the cost of fighting for them
when they are endangered. Give 113
eight or ten millions more of this peo
ple, and we shau have the elements
of a conglomerate race, that will,
when mixed, defy the world at large
Gen. Blair's Letter.
From the Augusta (Go.) Republican,
As We have commented with some
severity upon the recent letter of Gen
eral Blair, it is but fair that we should
let our readers understand what view
is taken of the subject by the organs
of the Democratic party. For. this
purpose we quote the following pas
sage from a remarkable editorial in
the New York World of last Monday :
The Democratic partv has doubtless
made itself responsible, to some ex
tent, for the recent utterance or its
candidates. It is responsible for those
of Governor Seymour a well as for
those of General Blair. Governor
Seymour, in his Cooper Intitute
speech, made the financial question
the grand pivot of bi3 policy, and put
forth views which must command the
approval of all honest and enlightened
men. Gen. Blair, in hU letter, makes
the overthrow of negro reconstruction
the all important thing, and belittles
the financial ouestion. With candi
dates thus publicly differing, what did
the Democratic Convention decide I
By nominating Governor Seymour for
the position oi real autnoruy, it gave
its practical endorsement to his views;
bv nominating General Blair for an
office without any power, it affirmed
indeed its detestation of negro govern
ments, but reserved the question how
thev are to be dealtvnth for future de
cision. Had the candidates changed
places, the convention would doubtless
have made a mistake. The next Dem
ocratic President can make no civil or
military appointments without the
eonsent oi tne liepuoiican benate:
and while Mr. Blair would have been
unable to get hi3 nominations con
firmed, Mr. Seymour will probably
find no difficulty. If Mr. Seymour
should die in omce, the Senate would
compel Mr. Blair to keep all his pre
decessor's civil appointees, including
the Cabinet, and would allow him to
give no new officers to the army.
Brick Pomeroy claims that he sends
to regular subscribers in phrasta.
12S8 numbers of the La Crosse Demo
John Morriasy bets $1,000 to $50
that Seymour will not be elected, and
oners to ao it nrty times.
- lne x'enaietori Escort are now
known as the Pendleton Pall-bearers
y ( , 1 1
Grant! Place Amvnz Great
Marshal Marmont classifies generals
nto four categories, counting first
'those who have never lost a Dattle.
whose courage and judgement were
aual to every emergency," such as
exander and Ca?sar in ancient times,
and Gustavu3 Adolphus,- Turenne,
Conde, Luxembourg, and Napoleon
till 1S12, in modern times." In the
second class he places "those who, if
they have often gained victories, have
sometimes lost them," in spite of des
perate righting and g-ood generalship.
Among these are the Archduke
Charles, Suwarrow and Wellington.
The third category contains "those
generals who have been habitual! v
unfortunate in war, but have never al-
owed their armie3 to be destroyed.
nor been personally GisctTuraged. al
ways offering a menacing front and
.pressing the enemy with fear."
Such in ancient times were Sertoriua
and Mithri dates, and in more modern
times Wallenstein and William III of
igland. Finally, the fourth catego
ry contains "that numerous - class,
common to every country and every
epoch, who have lost their armies with
out serious fighting, or without ma
king the enemy pay dearly for his vic
tory." In describing the qualities of
great leader, .Marmont speaks of a
union of intelligence and courage, but
prefers, if either be in excess, that it
should be courage, for reasons which
are obvious. Another writer declares
that the distinctive characteristic -of
genius, is the apparent ease and sim
plicity with which it accomplishes the
most difficult things. Now, let Grant
be tried by these rules, and what rank
must be assigned to him in history?
Where must he be placed? Clearly
in the highest category of great
soldiers : but, in order that this may
betill further beyond the pale of dis
pute, let us consider the grounds for
this conclusion somewhat more in
Grant having been educated at West
Point, the first military school of
America, if not of the world, and hav
ing served under both Taylor and
Scott, had at the outbreak of the rebel-
ion received ail the training, both
theoretical and practical, that was re
quisite to a thorough understanding
of the military art, as applicable to
warfare in America. In the very out
set of his more recent career, he
showed plainly that he had not been
an idle or unobservant student of hi3
profession. He was from the first al
ways op posed to that spirit of martine
tism which Fredrick the Great suc
ceeded in making the basis tf military
discipline m nearly all modern armies.
and helieved in developing the indi
viduality of the soldier as much as
possible, trusting to his intelligence
and patriotism for a full performance
of duty, instead oi reiving exclusively
upon the capacity of officers to contrei
brute maases. lie had the sagacity to
preceive that the system of Fredrick,
while it might do well enough for feu
dal Europe, before the day3 of the rev
olution, could not be made to apply to
citizen-soldiery, and he therefore
wasted no time in trying to enforce
the strict rules of fixed military estab
lishments. He did not make the
usual mistake of supposing that the
common soldier was ignorant ana
thoughtless, and, therefore, to be con
siuered as a mere machine to be pro
vided with a musket or saber, and
then to be harassed into a reluctant
performance of duty, but was profond
ly impressed with the idea that the
volunteers were intelligent citizens or
the republic, whose business had been
to become' acquainted with public af
fairs, u ithal, he was not unmindful
of the necessity of drill and organiza
tion, for the purpose of insuring cohe
rence and uniformity of effort, though
he acted upon the.reasonable supposi
tion that volunteers would obtain
more of the practical knowledge of
warefare in a week's campaign than a
year's arming in a camp of instruc
tion. He has been often heard to say
that the officer who could not tell that
hi3 movements were in the way of
successful execution by reading the
faces of his men, was already defeated :
he believes that American soldiers
are as smart as town folks," and
what they do not know, . or czri uot
find out, is scarcely worth Knowing.
Looking at the army in this light, he
wisely devoted more time to the selec
tion of good officers, and the weeding
out of bad ones, than in wortang from
the men upward.
The Modern Democracy.
The present hostility of the modern
Democratic party is directed chieny
against Gen. Grant, the Republican
Congress, and the measures adopted
for the reconstruction of the Southern
States. In I860, when they had at
least one branch of Congress, and
could have held Mr. Lincoln in chec
as Andrew Johnson so well argued in
December of that year, their hostility
was against the majority of the North
ern veovlc. from whom they proposed
to sever forever; and in this work
they were as much a unit as they are
In VJy their nostuitv was aireciea
aaainst Mr. Lincoln. He was as bit
teiiy traduced fn the North as in the
South. Their calumnies of him were
not surpassed by their present abuse
of General Grant. hen they failed
to defeat him, their despair was illus
trated by the mot gloomy predictions
But for the Kepubhcans they would
have divided the Union in 1SG0, in
1SG3, and in
Once more they appeal to the ballo
boxes to conumate what they failed
to enect on the battle held.
If they succeed it will be the imm
diate reopening of the disaffection
turbulence, and anarchy rapidly ceas
ing under the Iaw3 of Congress.
1 hey have no remedy for their own
Indignant at the success of the
check resulting from their own in
gratitude, they simply offer to throw
the nation bacs mto rebellion and war.
United in hunger for office and hate
of Grant and Congress, they are hope
lessly divided in regard to the admin
istration of the Government, unless it
is the plan of restoring the slave power
which Vie' dare not avow.
One faction proffers repudiation o
the nat.onal debt.
Another proffers the overthrow of
the republican governments of the
South by an appeal to the sword.
And still another would confine suf
frage in the same section to the men
who organized the retiellion.
The mere recapitulation of their
schemes and their schisms reveals the
terrible danger of entrusting those
wicked men with power. Every true
Conservative has only to contemplate
thi3 view of the case to be convinced
of hi3 duty in the coming election.
The fact is, there are few of the lead
ing men of this modern Democratic
party whose records are not a warn
ing against trusting them wtth the
responsibilities of Government, and at
the ides of November the people will
overwhelm them with defeat.
EachsutS'eqtseni 1-. ru;n.
1-ioainess Cards, (.".ve izes cricks..
Each AdJLtiorwl Li3.
One Coiurcn, one year..
One Column, six etc.
One Column, tiroe nc.i3.
naif Column, one yar-
Half Column, six taon'-r,'
Half Column, three m.oz.;zs-.
Fourth Coiuran, one year-. .
Fourth Column, six rxscnt-H .
Fourth Col -j ma, three moulLs-
Elsdth Column, one year ,,
F.uhta Column, six mon:hs.
Eiihm Coisnn, threa mon1-
Stray NctWa. teach head;.
Transient ad venisemen'-s payatlela adra sc
"My voice i3 still tzt war.,; Llzir.
Democrat!? tactiC3: DcolLitla and
Seymour. Grant '3 plaa: iScry 1:3
and do more.
Horatio's frenzy Seymour's address
to "my friends" in front cf tha Cit7
Hall, July, 1SC3.
Seymour obtained ths Denccratli
nomination by declining it, aid
Judge Chase lost It by seeking it-
The Tivtan Timet (Democratic), tzx
influential Indiana journal, fc 5j tciicd.
Seymour and Blair overboard.
Blair i3 going to stump Ohio. Tba
Pendleton pall-bearers are preparing
to give him an obsequious recepuon.
A Cincinnati rarer enggesta thai
the Republicans offer a dav of than3
for the happy ridasca cf; th Blr '
The two srldiera : . "Let tie FtosL
ent disperse tha carpet-tag Sut
governments." x. ias. M-t
us have Peace." s. usisr.
The Cincinnati Commercial szjs 11
is tne unceasing complaint, ci uj
cratic newspapers th.it Grant will not
talk. It might not, however, ba a
source of regret to them if Seymcir
had talked less.
Judge Chsc was the fractional cur
rency candidate of the Democracy for
a T rr L i i - vw K iv
resiaency. auxs ls uis icsj r u.j
he received nactionai vote wiiic
went un to 4 xotes. History will de
cide whether he ought to be classed &J
a decimal or vulgar fraction.
The Indianapolis Journal says ct
the Pendleton escort; "If their favor-
ite bad been nominated they wouia
have come back with their colors fly
ing ; but a3 it was, they
"Folded their dusters Lie A rata.
Ana as silently stole away."
The Philadelphia Press says th
Democrats have taken care to nomi
nate a candidate lor resident wno
was in favor of the last rebellion
against the Government, and a candi
date for Vice President who has
pledged himself in favor of the next
rebellion against the GovemmenL
When people are drowned, cannon
are sometimes fired for the purpose cf
raising their bodies. The Democrats
are firing cannon over the head of
Seymour and "Blair, but there i3 no
hope of getting their heads above wa
ter. If they do it will certainly be La
At a recent dinner party in Boston
several conservative gentlemen an
nounced their intention to vote for
Mr. Chase, whoso nomination was
momentarily expected. On learning
that Seymour was nominated, ail
agreed that nothing was left for them
to do but to vote for Grant
When the news of the nomination
of Seymour and Blair reached Woos
ter, Ohio, the unterrified thereabout
fired a salute in honor ct the event,
and pointed the cannon toward tha
North, whereat a Grant reran standing;
near quietly observed that they wera
"firing the cannon the same way they
did during the war."
A notorious hotel-keeper, in New
York, himself a Democratic flunkey
of the first water, and whose house,
ftom the beginning of the war to this
day, bas been the resort of Copper
heads and traitora, 13 said to cave re
marked recently i "I know that tha
South is being reconstructed, for there
ha3 been more tobacco spit on my
carpets during the last three month3,
than there wa3 daring the whoia
L About a year ago Horatio' Seymour,
m a speech at Albany, recitea the fol
lowing well known paradox, It had
not escaped hi3 memory at the timo
of the new York convention, but Til
den and Church prevented him from
rushing err the stage and repeating it
after all the States had declared for
him a3 the nominee for President :
" I can ad I can't,
I will and I won't
I'll d 1 U I del.
And I'll be d -d li I donX"
The following i.s the opening sen
tence of Gen. Frank P. Blair's speech
at a Union meetin in St Leu 13, after
the fall of Sumter :
"Me Chaifoian and Gentlemen:
The Rebels who inaugurated this war
shall riot win by it as much territory
as they can carry off under their finger-nails!"
Extract from F. P. Blair's letter
bidding for the Democratic nomina
tion for the Vice Presidency:
"There is but one way to restore tha
Government and the Constitution,
and that is for the President-elect to
declare these (the Reconstruction)
acts and null and void. Compel tha
army to undo its usurpations, disperse
the carpet-bag State Governments 1
Misunderstood the Text. A
worthy deacon hired a journeyman
farmer from a ne rgh bor ing town for th
summer, and induced him though
he was unaccustomed to church-going
to accompany the family io church
on the first Sabbath of his stay. Up
on their return to the deacon's house,
he asked the hired man how he liked
the preaching. He replied :
"I don't like to hear any minister
"I am very sure you heard no poli
tics to-day," said the deacon.
"I am sure that I did," said tha
"Mention the passages," said tha
"I will. He said, 4If the Republi
cans scarcely are taved, where will
the Democrats appear?"
"Ah," said the deacon, "you mis
take. These were the words : "If the
righteous scarcely are saved, how will
the ungodly and'wicked appear? "
"Oh, yes "..said the man, "he might
have used those words, but I know
deuced well what he meant "
The Hartford Pot says : "Mr. Pen
dleton cannot complain that his rmrna
was dropped suddenly. It was tha
most graunaly dropping possible. It
was dropped syllable by syllable and
letter by letter. For Lastance tha
Escort came in early in the week
with a loud, distinct, and clearly pro
nounced 'Hurrah for Pendletom Tha
halls and corridors of the hotels, tha
lobbies of Tammany, and the bar
rooms of the metropolis were full of
it. In a night or two it changed.
Through the chink of glasses ths
sound came, 'Rah fr Pendlan.'. A
little later, legs became uncertain,
and voices husky, and the cry wis'
"Rahfr Pend'lum.' Then collars
wilted, greenback badges began to
disappear the defiant tone grew
softer and thicker, as the sounds
gurgled up from full hearts and stom
achs, 4 'Ray r Pe'h'l'n.' And at last
one melting morning, just at dawn cf
day, Policeman 930 found clinging to
a lamp post near the Fifth Avenue
Hotel, a dilapidated patr t, aprareled
in a mildewed linen du?: r, aaa a half
a greenback badge, wh to all in
quiries, . made the sola r ply, 'Hie
PTl'n It was the last c . iha Eacort"
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