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Thomas (. ouwio, Solicitor of Patents of the
Iowa I'atkntOkpick, at lies Molne reports tho
following u. S. I'atcnts lasucd to Western Invent
ors: m Jtrxi: 0, 1875.
Apparatus for Melting Metals and
Ores. Geo. W. Stafford, l'ostvillo Iowa.
"Weaning J Jits. Philip Leak, Toledo
Sharpening Machines. (Jeo.W.Inger
soll and Harvey L. Fisher, Toledo Iowa.
A detachable handle is clamped, by set
screws, to the tool-holder, which is ad
justable to and from the stone bj' a supporting-rod
and a handle, with a sliding
gace attached to the handle.
Fish Traps. James MeKoberts, To
Sash Fasteners Peter Meyer, Iowa
City, Iowa. .An improvement on patent
-- 2Co. lfM.750, June 22(1, 187."i. The riict.il
case or box is attached to the sash,
within which the upper end of the per
forated latch is suitably secured, there
being also within the case a suitable
- spring, automatically pressing forward
tlieswiiiging latch, so that its perforated
middle part catches over and engages
locking-pins on the window frame.
Sad Iron Heaters. .John I. Christian,
Hamburg, Iowa. The insertion of the
-i iron closes the lids and its withdrawal
Hog Troughs. J. Hannon, Cass
Township, Jones County, IoW'0. The
rough is closed by a door which serves
:is a well-board when open, and the
entire device serves to form a portion
or the siding of the enclosure.
Corn Planters Jos. P. Sapp, Dan
ville, Ohio, and Ilcnr' Clay, and Win.
Frost, Stewart, Iowa. The rear ends of
the seat-slides are turned down to strike
. the pivoted curved rear part of the
opener, to discharge the seed therefrom
;ls they are reciprocated.
. Oil Cabinets. (J. A. IJnkrich. Fair
field, Iowa. Draw out the trough until
the funnel-spout drops into the hole in
the bottom of the trough. A barrel of
oil may then be emptied into the oil
tAiik in the cellar lelaw the cabinet.
Withdraw spout, insert drawer, and
drain fit m funnel passes into oil-tank.
In a box is a. spring, which straitens up
a graduated tape attached to a float
resting on oil in lank, to determine
height of oil in tank.
ITEMS OF INTEIU.ST.
There are M'J miles of Water pipe in
the city of Philadelphia.
The Chinese at Shanghai, Imvc their
regular daily paper, just like white folks.
Coal of fine quality has recently been
discovered four miles from Xauvoe, III.
The salmon put into the Connecticut
Piver two years ago. are now from four
to six inches long.
it is said that at least 18 persons
have been killed and wounded by the
Indians, on the different routes leading
to the Black Hills.
Tliere seems to be good reason for
believing that the projected tunnel
under the Straits of Dover is on the
sure road to realization.
Consumption, it is now asserted, can
be stamped out of the system by the
timely administration of the hypophos
pliites of lime or soda.
There are in the Tinted Slaleu iV,
MS manufactories, employing :?,05:;,M(J
hands, and producing annually S4,'J:J2,
(52 1,4 15 worth of goods.
A California man grafted a slip of
dark red rose bush on an oak, and the
result is a black rose. Prown roses
were got from a graft on a locust.
The Poolv trade Association lias
changed the place of meeting for its
next convention from Niagara Falls to
Philadelphia. The convention will as
semble July 11.
It is expected that the rice crop of
the United States the present year will
be largely increased, fully enough to
supply one-half of the Pacific coast
Miss Mulock mentions four profes
sional pursuits in which women can now
support themselves in England teach
ing, painting or sculpture, literature,
and public entertainment, hi America
we have added the medical profession
to the list, as has been done also in
France. The University of Michigan
and some other institutions graduate a
few lawyers also each year.
Of the 1,141 counties in the United
States 2fl are named after "Washington,
23 after Jefferson, 21 after Jackson, 19
after Madison, IS after Monroe, IT after
Lincoln, 12 after Grant and Polk, 11
after Johnson, i) after Harrison, S after
Adams, 7 after Taylor, 4 after Van
JJuren,4 after Pierce, 3 after Buchanan,
2 after Tyler and Fillmore.
What a Dying Man Saw.
Mr. Davis S. Kellem, one of our most
beloved and trustworthy citizens, who
died on last Friday, and who will be
buried to-day by the Knight Templars,
is reported to have made a most won
derful revelation concerning his
cousin's untimely death, during his re
cent sickness. Our informant says that
he, in company with several other
friends, were setting at the bedside of
the sick man, when he suddenly roused
himself from an insensible state, and in
a very excited manner admonished
some invisible persons to be quick or
the mules wcrdd kick his cousin Tobo
to death, and then in despair he fell
back on the Led saying: "It is too late,
they have killed him." His friends at
thetime did not know what to make of
his strange behavior, but two days later
they received a letter from Hawkins
ville stating that his cousin, Mr. Tobe
Kellem had been kicked to death by his
mules at about the time that he had
foken cf the matter here in Atlanta.
T)r. Amos Fox, Mr. Henry Banks and
other reliable gentlemen of this city
werepresent at the time, and testify to
taxithenticityof the occurrence. At-
"tanta Sunday Telegram.
GENERAL NEWS CONDENSED.
On the night of June 22d a body of
masked men appeared at the jail of
Poone county, Ky., obtained the key
from the jailor, and took a colored man
named Williams, awaiting trial on a
charge of murder. They were prepar
ing to hang him, when he got away and
ran, but was shot and badly wounded.
The mob then recaptured him, hung
him to a tree, and riddled his body with
bullets.... Win. Henry Johnson was
hung at Paris, 111., June 2::tl, for the
murder of his step-son, .Jacob Pedman,
in December last The telegraph re
lets another battle between Gen. Crook
and the Indians.
Two spans of the railroad bridge
across the Missouri Iliver at Kansas
City, were burned J uno 2?d. Loss prol
ably 8100,000 At Robinson, Craw
ford county, 111., on the night of June
23d, Dick Henderson, the Sheriff, entered
the jail to lock up the prisoners, when
he wjis attacked by Osljome, a prisoner
confined for murder, with a small billy
made of wood. The Sheriff grasped
the prisoner, and the two struggled to
the outside of the jail. Another pris
oner escaped during the struggle. The
Sheriff held Osborne until a crowd of
citizens camo to his assistance. The
citizens procured a rope from an awn
ing and immediately hung the prisoner
to a locust treo near by until he was
dead Four companies of the 14th
Infantry left camp Douglass, Utah, for
the Black Hills, Juno 24th Pierre-
pont sailed as Minister to England,
June 24th Tho business of the dry
goods firm of Cochran, McLean & Co.,
New York, has been put into tho hands
of a receiver Plymouth church h:is
reduced Mr. Beecher's salary to $20,000
At the recont Republican State Con
vention of Maine, Hon. J. G. Blaine
was elected a member of the Republi
can Slate Committee for the Kith con
secutive year By a report to the Sen
ate, from the Secretary of the Treasury,
showing balances due tho government
from publicoflicers since 1S07, Washing
ton Irving is represented as a defaulter
to the amount of three cents Gold
smith Maid, at the ripe age of 17, on the
24th of June, at Philadelphia, trotted
her mile in 2:14, equal to the greatest of
her early achievements Robert Dale
Owen married his third wife at Lake
George, on Sunday, Juno 2.rjth a Miss
Lottie Walton, of Hartford Hessing
of Chicago, convicted of complicity
with the whisky ring in Chicago, has
been sentenced to two years imprison
ment in the county jail and a fine of
S.",000. A petition is being circulated
there asking tho powers that be at
Washington to grant him a pardon....
The Connecticut Senate has rejected a
resolution calling for the enforcement
of the resumption act Gen. Sherman
thinks wo are to have long and severe
Indian troubles, and that persistent
chastisement of the hostile tribes is the
Mra. George Morton, an actress whose
stage name was Louise Hawthorne, fell
from a sixth story window of the Tre
mont House in Chicago, on the morning
of June 2Sth, and was instantly killed.
She was alone in her room at the time,
and no explanation of how the accident
occurred can be given Johns' Roof
ing Company establishment, at Hunter's
Point, N. Y., was burned June 28th.
Loss, 100,000 The House committee
on Territories has postponed further
consideration of the bill for the admis
sion of New Mexico till December lSth,
which is considered as the defeat of the
Proclamation by the President.
The Centennial anniversary of the
day on which the people of the United
States declared their right to a separate
and equal station among the powers of
the earth, seems to demand exceptional
The founders of the Government, at
its birth and its feebleness, evoked the
blessings and protection of divine Prov
idence; and thirteen colonies and 3,000,
000 of people have expanded into a
nation of strength and numbers, com
manding a position which was then as
serted and for which fervent prayers
were then offered.
It seems fitting that on the occurrence
of the hundredth anniversary of our
own existence as a nation, grateful ac
knowledgement be made to Almighty
God for protection vouchsafed to our
I therefore invite the good people of
the United States, on the approaching
Fourth day of July, in addition to the
usual observances with which they are
accustomed to greet the return of the
day, further, in such manner and such
time as in their respective localities and
religious associations may be most con
venient, to mark its recurrence by some
public religious and devout thanks
giving to Almighty God for the bless
ings which have been bestowed upon
us as a nation during the century of
our existence, and humbly to invoke a
continuance of the favor of His pro
tection. In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the
United States to be affixed. Done at
the city of Waslungton, this 26th day of
July, in the year of our Lord 1870, and
of the independence of the United States
of America, the one hundredth.
l. s.1 U. S. GRANT.
By the President:
Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State
THE XLIVth CONGRESS.
FuniAY, June 23. M'liator Edmunds
moved to take up the bill to amend cer
tain sections of the enforcement :u:i
agreed to. Several amendments were
agreed to, and the bill passed yeas, 2.";
nays, 13. The Senate insisted on the
amendments to the Indian appropriation
bill, and also on those to the naval ap
propriation bill, and conferences were
agreed to. Senators Windom, Losran
and Rawson were apiointed on the for
mer and Senators Cragin and Withers
on the latter. Adjourned.
The House went into committee of
the whole on the Sundry Civil Service
bill. After rejecting the amendment
increasing a quarter of a million
the appropriation of one iiuaiter
of a million for the continuation of
work on the State, War. and Navy
Department buildings; the committee
rose. Mr. Harris, from the committee
on Elections, called up the Idaho con
tested election case, and reorted the
unanimous resolution of the committee
unseating S. W. Bennett, the sitting
delegate, and declaring S. S. Finn enti
tled to the seat agreed to, and Mr.
Finn was sworn in. Mr. Harris made
a rejort concerning Joseph II. Rainey,
the sitting member from tho first South
Carolina district, and II. B. Strait of the
Second district of Minnesota adopted.
The House then went into committee
of the Whole on the Sundry civil ap
propriation bill. Several amendments
were rejected, when the committee rose
and rejwrtcd the bill to the Douse. The
House continued in session during the
night considering the bill and amend
Sati'kda v, June 24. Senator Allison
gave notice that he would, Monday, call
up the House bill for the support of the
army for the fiscal year ending June
30th, 1S77. Senator Wright called up
the House bill for the allowance of cer
tain claims reported by tho accounting
officers of the Treasury, when verbal
amendments were agreed to and the bill
p:issed. On motion of Senator Bogy
the House bill for the issue of coin, was
made the special order for .Monday at 2
o'clock. Senator Caperton was aj
pointed a member of the conference
committee on the Indian appropriation
bill in the place of Senator Ransom,
excused. Senator Paddock called up the
bill reported by him on the 2.')th of
May, to restore "the franking privilege
so as to have it come up .'is unfinished
business, on Monday. The Senate rvent
into executive session, and when the
doors were re-opened, adjourned.
The House met at noon and in the
absence of tho Speaker and Speaker
yro tern, elected Mr. Sayler temporary
Speaker. Mr. Sayler not being m the
hall, the Clerk adjourned the House.
Monday, June 20. Senator Logan
from the committee on military affairs
reported tho Houso bill to equalize
bounties of soldiers in the lato war for
the Union. Tho bill is amended by
striking out from the list of beneficia
ries all sailors and mariners, slaves and
Indians, and also by admitting the re
quirements that bounties received under
State laws shall be deducted from the
total of SS.f0 for each month of service
provided by the bill. Senator Morrill,
of Maine, called up tho message of the
President in regard to continuing the
unexpired balance of appropriations
into the next fiscal year, and moved that
it be referred to the committee on ai
propriations so ordered. Tho bill to
restore the frankingprivilege was taken
up, but was laid ;iside, and the bill
making appropriations for the sup
port ot the armv for the fiscal year,
was taken up. The bill w;is discussed
and several amendments considered, af
ter which the chair laid before the Senate
the special order, being the House bill
for the issue of coin and the substitute
for that bill reported by the Senate com
mittee on finance. After some time the
consideration of the army appropriation
bill w:is resumed. Several amendments
were agreed to, and bill passed 2."i to
12. An executive session was held, and
the Senate adjourned.
The following bills were introduced:
By Mr. Durham, fixing the compensa
tion of United States marshals and
deputies, and the fees of clerks of the
United States Circuit and District
Courts. By Mr. Kehr, to further pro
vide for the redemption of United States
legal tender notes. By Mr. Kasson, a
joint resolution providing that when the
two houses adjourn Saturday the first of
July,it shall be to meet Tuesday, July 4th,
at "Independence Hall, Philadelphia,
there to consider the joint resolution
commemorative of the centennial an
niversary of American independence.
By Mr. Neale, to provide for the repeal
of the resumption act. Mr. Randall,
from the conference committee on the
legislative appropriation bill, reported
that the committee were unable to
agree, and a new committee was ap
pointedMessrs. Randall, Springer and
Kasson. The motion to suspend the
rules and pass tho bill to continue into
the next fiscal year the appropriations
made for the current year, was rejected
veas. 55: navs. 112. Mr. Surineer
ottered a resolution instructing the
committee on banking and currency, to I vrini liVplv .;. Mr Schell in call
report a bill to repeal the resumption p linou? eiymrs. Air. scneii, in cau
i i i - . i I : oIac winIn linnf ramorL'c iirwm tma
act resolution laid over. Adjourned.
Tuesday, June 27. A long report
from the Secretary of the Treasury,
showing the amount of balances due
the Government from public officers,
since 1807, was laid on tho table, and
ordered to be printed. Senator Morrill,
made a report from the Conference
committee on the legislative, judicial
and executive appropriation bill, and
reported that tne committee were un able
to agree, and moved that the Senate in
sist on its amendment, and agree to the
new conference asked by the House of
Representatives. The motion for a new
conference was agreed to. The chair
appointed Senators Morrill, of Maine,
anu joiwouu, uieuiutas ui uic uuumni
tee on the part of the Senate. The chair
laid before the Senate the special order,
being the Houso bill for the issue of
silver coin. It was by consent laid
aside that the bill to regulate theasses
ment and collection of taxes for the
District of Columbia might be consid
ered. The bill was am ended and passed.
The Senate then took up the special
order, being the House bill for the issue
of coin, and a substitute therefor was
submitted by the Senate Finance com
The bill in resrard to the sale of spir
I ltuous liquors in xne iiiuian j.erruory
was passed; also the bill providing for
ituous liquors in the Indian Territory
the sale of the Cherokee strip of land in
Kansas. The committee aiioint-d at
the request of Mr. Adams, Clerk of the
House, to investigate the published
charges against him, unanimously re
tKjrted that in no instance did he, direct
ly or indirect!', receive pecuniary or
other consideration, for any apjoint
ment made by him. The House de
cided, by a vote of 03 to w, to Like up
the bill "to authorize the Washington,
Cincinnati it St. Louis Railroad Com
pany to construct a narrow gauge raid
from tide-water to St. Louis and Chi
cago. The House refused to order the
previous question, and the bill was re
ferred to the committee of the whole
on tho state of the Union. Adjourned.
Wkdnesda y, June 2S. Afjer passing
the House bill for the salepf Indian
lands in Kansas to actual settlers, the
Senate resumed the consideration of, the
House bill for issue of coin and a sul
stitute therefor projosed by the Senate
committee on finance. A "long debate
ensued, participated in by Senators
.Morton, Jones. Sherman, Edmunds, and
others. Pending thediscusion.Senator
Sargent, from the committee on appro
priations, moved that the Senate insist
on its amendments to the army appro
priation bill and agree to the confer
ence as asked for the House. Agreed
to, and the chair appointed Senators
Allison, Logan, and Sherman as the
committee on the part of the Senate.
The consideration of the bill for the
issue of coin was resumed, the pending
question being on the amendment of
Senator Bogy to strike; out the words
"not exceeding twentv," and to make
the silver dollar legal tender for any
amount, except for the payment of cus
tom duties and interest on the public
The Senate amendments to the army
appropriation bill were not concurred
in. The Speaker appointed as a com
mittee of Conference Messrs. Atkins,
Handall. and Ilurlbut. Mr. Payne
from the committee on Banking "and
Currency, reported back amendments
to the silver coin bill and recommended
a concurrence in them, and moved the
previous question. Previous question
seconded and main question ordered.
On the first amendment, to strikeout
the word "now" which confined the
issue of silver coin to that now in the
treasury, the vote resulted, yeas 83,
and navs J)S; so the amendment was
rejecteu. Several other amendments
were acted upon, and the bill was sent
back to tho Senate. The House pro
ceeded to the consideration of the
Geneva award bill, and soon after
The London Daily News publishes a
letter from its Constantinople corre
spondent, dated June 10, giving the de
tails of the atrocities committed in Bul
garia by Bashi-Bazouks' Turkish irregu
lar trooi3. The writer says all movea
ble property has been plundered, houses
and villages burned, and old men, wo
men, and children indiscriminately
slaughtered. It is estimated that the
province which heretofore yielded to the
government annually a revenue of S4,
000,000, will not pay one-quarter that
sum this year or for years to come.
Various estimates place the number of
lives sacrificed at from 8,000 to 30,000.
The correspondent named thirty-seven
villages known to have been destroyed.
Among the few refugees there is not a
girl over ten years old. In Serustilza
village 1,500 persons are known to have
been killed. This village had 403 houses,
was prosperous and peaceful, and every
house has been burned and all the in
habitants killed except four women who
were carried off by Bashi Bazouks.
The English ambassador at Constan
tinople has intervened for a cessation
of these cruelties.
Japan is hereafter to observe Sunday
as a day of rest Matthew Noble, the
well known English sculptor, is dead.
Austria purposes declaring her prov
inces adjoining Servia and Herzegovina
in a state of siege, to check the growing
slave agitation The Turkish govern
ment is devising means to pay the in
terest on the national debt.
Democratic National Convention.
On the 27th of June, 1S76, the Demo
cratic National Convention met in the
large Hall of the St. Louis Chamber of
Commerce, which was appropriately
decorated. The delegates were promptly
in their places, but it was 12:20 before
the Convention was called to order by
the Hon. Augustus Schell, Chairman of
the National Democratic Committee.
Meantime the military band, perched in
the rear of the Chairman's desk, kept
ilio nsspmhlv interested bv rendering
ing order, made brief remarks upon the
purposes of the Convention. At the
conclusion of his remarks, Mr. Schell
nominated Henry Watterson, of Ken
tucky, as temporary chairman. Unani
mously agreed to. Hon. Mr. Barnum.
of Connecticut, and Mr. Ransom, of
North Carolina, being apiointed a com
mittee for the purpose, conducted Mr.
Watterson to the chair.
Mr. Watterson being presented, was
received with applause, and proceeded
to address the Convention. At the con
clusion of his remarks Rev. Marvin was
introduced, who offered prayer.
The chair announced the temporary
Secretary, Federick O. Prince, (Mass.)
T. O. Walker, (Iowa,) and S. K. Donovan,
(Ohio.) Assistant Secretaries; Dan Able,
(Mo.,) as Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. Abbott, of Massachusetts, moved
a resolution adopting the rules of the
last Nationl Convention until otherwise
Mr. Littlejohn inquired if this inclu
ded the two-thirds rule. Voices uYesr
"Yesn H so, all right Applause.
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I The resolution was adopted.
xuc vimu. ouancicu. iv uuca.
Mr. Smalley, of Vermont, mmed a
resolution to to call ffte Slates in their
order for the presentation of their cre
dentials adopted. The eoretary pn
ceeded to call the roll for credent mis. A
Minnesota tlelegato moved the usual res
olution to call the roll of St;st for
committees on permanent organization
and credentials adopted. The roll w as
called and the committee named. Mr.
Carroll, of Tennes.sce, moved that when
thr com ention adjourns that it U to 5
o'clock this evening, and that the committee-
just named .shall then rejKtrt
Mr. Miiith. (Illinois.) moved a resolu
tion that a committee of one from each
State b'e appointed on resolutions, and
that all resolutions relating to the plat
form be reiMM'tcd to said committee
without debate adopted.
Mr. Weed, (X. Y.,) moved that the
chainn-m of cah delegation end to the
Chair the name of its member of the
platform committee. There being no
objection it was su ordered.
Mr. ItinNall made the (mini of older
that there could be no committee on
resolutions until after jennanent organ
ization. The Chair said the Convention had
the Miwer to decide this question for
itself. Koll was called and tin com
mittee was named.
II. II. Trimble was appointed mem
ber of the committee on resolutions
from Iowa, and Goo. L. Miller, from
After the names of the committee on
resolutions had been announced, Mr.
Miller, (Xeb.) introduced a petition from
his constituents which lie asked to be
referred to the committee on resolu
tions. As there was no objection the
Chair ordered that the petition be so
referred. The document declares that
its signers are deeply impressed with
the belief that a change in the Consti
tution of the United Stats extending
the Presidential term to six years and
making the incumbent ineligible to re
election is indispensable to effectual
civil service reform and true and hon
orable administration of the general
The petition urgently requests that
this proposition be placed before the
people as a plank in the platform;
furthermore, that numerous offices cre
ated on account of the emeigency of
the war be abolished, and all salaries
be regulated in accordance with the
reduction in money circulation, the
shrinkage in value, and the inevitable
financial distress that is upon the entire
The Chairman stated that the dele
gates from the National Woman's Suf
frage Association were pre. -nt, asking
a hearing. Cries of "Hear them."J
Tliere being no objection, the Chair
announced that they would be hcarjd.
Miss Phcobe Cozzens was then an
nounced and addressed the Convention.
She concluded by presenting the reso
lutions of the Woman Suffrage Associ
ation, which on motion of Mr. McCler
nard, of Illinois, were referred to the
committee on Resolutions for respectful
Accompanying this address was the
following plank for the Democratic plat
WiiEUEAf. A? tht I'crwicrat! party wa-t the
flrt to abollHli the properly 'juallfiratlnn ami f.T
tend the right of sutlmKe to all white iiit-u. Id
some of the older States ami
Whkheas, It wata Uemorratlr leclilaturtjthat
extended the rljtht of suffrage to the women of
Keolved. That we !edRr oursolve to ecnre
the right of nuirrage to the women of the United
States on equal terms with the men.
Mr. English, of California, presented
the report of the committee on Creden
tials, which was read, :is follows:
Your committee on Credentials would
respectfully report that there are no
contested seats. Applause. That the
States' respective delegations, as dele
gates to the Convention, are entitled to
seats in the Convention as delegates
from their respective States.
J as. Lawrknck Knt.i.ish,
Chairman of Committee.
Mr. Finch, (Iowa) offered a resolution
to give Territories representation in the
Convention as States.
A delegate from Maryland moved to
amend the report so as to give the Dis
trict of Columbia representation in the
Convention, with the right to vote.
This was made to include the Terri
tories, and the reiort was then adopted.
Mr. Hanna, (Mo.) from the committee
on Permanent Organization, made the
Jfr.C7iairman:ln behalf of the
committee on Permanent Organization,
I have the honor to submit the follow
ing report of officers fortius Convention :
For permanent President Mr. John
A. McClernand, of Illinois.
For Vice Presidents and Secretaries
One from each State.
The temporary Secretaries, with Mr.
Prince of Boston, as chief, were con
tinued as the working Secretaries, and
Sergeant-at-Arms Able, is also re-appointed.
The committee on organization recom
mended that the rules and regulations
of the National Democratic Convention
of 1S72 be adopted by this Convention
for the government of the proceedings.
This was agreed to and the report was
The Chairman then appointed non
Daniel W. Voorhees, of Indiana; Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee of Virginia; Wm. Dor
sheimer, of New York, to conduct Mr.
McClernand to the chair. Gen. Lee and
(Jovt'rniir Uir)i.Miiif.r 1 -...!. .., ..f il..
n.ijj as me ;. itolt. i iiii.u , m.vx
and Mr. ManUm M.irbb were re.ju,Y,il
to take thir place.
Mr. M-Clentai!. uu taking lib plarv
I .11 . .1 . h
ju President of the CwmuMon pro
ceeded t.iaddiex- i;. after ulttch Attui:
lielltionl, of New Voik. presented ImC
hitioiLsand mowd tlwtt they l-e refened
to the committee on Hextlultou.
On motion of Mr. William, of IimIi- '
ana. the Convention adjourned till II
o'elck to-moriow morning.
The PifMdeut called the ConvuttUou
to order, introducing Tather Hnuly. of
St. Louis, who offered prater. Several
resolutions were offered and referred
to the committed on Platform. The
committee on Platform not being niidr
to report, .sjieeche weie made 1 Metvr
IkolittIe. iSreckcnrtdgc, U. Grat Htown
and Wallace, in the afternoon the
committee lcorteu, as follow -
Wo ib- Prlr-m, , .f tho Ormnrralic juirtr f
th I nitnl Mat In Ntlvill t ui.ict.tl.jL. fc
'll. it.. hrtr'-J ilnUlr Xhr .xlfnl KOt ' aOoh r tk
Kr.lrr.il GutcriiMtrht ! ! In Hrrat t nt Int.
mritute rrfwt tn U lirrr" ! ; .;...! :.
II Or nf tht rtinx'htloli. kli.l of the 1-Iii.rit
trtjr lltrli Matr. It Mi.im rC.rt f r.. nfctM
tloll to thla rlid. JUil ! tirrrlt ..tl tvttmifr-t-low
rillrrnt) ot t irn Inrmrr liuri n. nation
to iimlritjVr sitli u tttlt flitt au mt tfnit
atrlotlc duty r,.r the lH-u.Ktar) wf tk wka.c
Wr do jctr.jr rranirm t.nr talth In tin jr
mourner ,f thr Kr.ln.il I mImh, our Irtt.tlu lo
ttr t'uli'tltulloii vt thr I'l.ltrd l.ttr vtlth It,
amendment unttrisalljr .r cptr.1 nn.l ttl
luiu: of the rotilrotert) thot rii;rtttlrtrl mil
war. aint ! here ttH-viil our lrAlfjit oHtftafUfv
In the rri-rtHlt) of tr.ii?.r.tn trlt-EmrtiiHirNt.
kIxoIiiIu riUlfi'lirr In thr will of thr Miajottt) .
tho ttil rltirlir of thr Itr-plll.ll,, thr tIl rHtAr '
of thr IWIowrtlir tulllt.tr atlthurltlrt , ttirtt(i
ir(iaratlun of t tiutrti an.l Matr fur thr ikr aiilr
or rltll anil rrllKlulM frrrttuiu Itl thr rtl.tllt) t
All rltlrlM Ixfurr )ilt .tnitiil it Ihrlr uoiirH
aitmrnt In t tir ltl rt) of Unlit Dual rorwtut t un
ffttrrol liy utnltu.-tr Ut. In thr faithful nln
r.uioii of thr i (tin;; ict-iirratlvti. that thrjr H...)
Irr.rrr an. I tranmlt thrr l.rtt r iitltln wf
IlllltlUII li.tllll it atlil holr Wr l.rn.,l thr no
hint irxlu t of, a hutitlrnl jrar f rti.tugrftil hl
torj . hilt Hhllr M(holiltiK thr ltnt ufimr t'liloa
anl tin) jfirat t harlot of Uir our rUl.tt. it tx
iiwitiu irrr Mtiir i. rartl-r alo that rtrinal
iK'llalKr wlilrti It thr 1. 1 In- of IH.rrtv
ilrform ts nvrniar. to rriiuiM an. I oitxMuh
III tllr heart, of the uholr lnaoilr llir Colon rlrtrn
)rar:ikCo haiill rrtriir.l ftt thr I..Hrr of a
rrrlot of M.tlr. lull now to hr .At nl f rum a
corrupt r.-ntralizatlon, whlrli. aftrr lunirtlti
unoti tt-ti Matrj tin-taparit) of rarirt-tta t) run
nlri. Iia liviiirx ronilftl thromrrvf thr initial
Ooirrnmrnt (ttrlf nllh Inraitarlt), vta.tr atttl
frtnl Inft t'trtt .Static atol iiiiinlrlj.dittlr lthth
rontaclon of inliriilr. ami lorknl fat thr proprrty
of an Ihilmtrlou i-ronlc In thr iarat)lof hanl
Krform It tirrriarr to ritahllOi n tomtit onr
rrnrj. ntlorc tin ullio ctfllt. ami maintain the
W ilriiounrr thr fallun for all tlntr rlrvrn
)cars to makr koimI tht iromlr of thr li-.il int.
ilrr notrv which aro a rhaiiKlui; t..ii..tnl of talur
In thr liaml of llir people, ainl tlir non-pa) mrnt
of whtrli It a ilUrrgan! of the i-llKhtril faith of
We ilt'iiounrr tho linprmhlrnro which. In
rlrrn ) cars of prarr. ha. takrn from thr j-voplr
In frilrral Iain thlrtrcti tllnr, tUt- m holr amount
of thvlt'Kaltrnilrr notri ami siiiamirrtl fourtlmr
t til t turn In inrles r Jtprn.f. w It hunt accumulating
anv rrrrr for t.irlr redemption
Wr ili'houiicc thr financial Imlirrillt- ami Im
morality of that I'artj whlrh, ilurliit; rlrvrn )raii
of pracr. ha mailr no atlranro tuuarit rr.nmp
tlon no prrparatloii for rr.nmptloii hut Initrail
hat olistrurtnl ri'Mimptlou ly watting our ir-
ourrrn ami rxhauttliiK all our urpliM Inromr.
atol while annually profri'liiK to Intruil a tpml)
rrturn to ,iele pa)inmt, ha anuiiall) unartrU
frrih hlmlraui'i'i tlivrrto. Aurh a hlmlrinrr wr
ilrnoiilirr thr rrniuni'tlun rlauvof thr act tif 1TT
ami xvi- hcriMlcmaml It rrral.
Wo ilrmaml a Jmllclous lyitrni nf prrp,tra
tlmit liy pulillc ironomr, hy official irttrnch
tiiatit. ami hy financial manaifcmriit ntilrhnhall
riiahlr thr nation siMin toassurr the n holr world of
It. nrrfrct ahlllty anil It nrrfret rrallnrn to aii-rl
anv of It. promltr at thr rail of thr rrr.Iltorv
Wr l.rllrxr uri a .)trm, wrll Iitlrtt anil
ahor all riitrustril to rompitrnt han.l. for r.tr.
cutlon. crratlnK at no time an artificial srarclt)
of eurrcnc) ami at no tlmn alarming thr rmhllr
mlml Into a wltlnlranal of that a.trr marlilnrry
of crr'llt hy which HI prr lent of all tiu.lnr.
tranactlnii5 are performed- a ) trm open to the
puNllr anil IntplrliiK Rrurral rouriilrurr. whleh
would, from tht; !a of lt adoptlou. I.rlni; hrallu
on It wln to all our hara.rd liidiuttlr.. irt In
motion the whrrlt of rtunuirrrr, manurartiirlni;
and tin- mcclianlr.il art, re. torn employment to
lalxtr.aml renew In all It, natural souicm the iro
orrlty of thr iMOjile.
ICeform is neerarT In thr mm anil mcxle of
federal taxation, to tut) end that capital may hr
rt free from ill.tru.t. ami laUir llchtly Ininlrnril
Wr ilenounrr thr pre.rnt tariff let lr. upon nearly
4.0"M article a. a ina.ter-plrcu of Injn.tlre nC
inality and fal.e practice. It Irl.U a ilwlnJUne,
not a )rar!y rl.ltu reTeiiuo. It ha liiiHiYrrI.tiel
many lmluitrle) ami sulilillreila fen. It prohlhlt
Import that mlirht purclia.r thu .rotluct' of
American lalMir. It ha ilrcradril American com
merer from thr flrt to an Inferior rank iixn the
hlKhra. It ha rut down thr ale of Amrrlran
inanufarttirr at home ami alirnad. ami ilrnleint
the returns of American ai;rtculturw, an imlus
trr followi-it !y half our propjr.
It col. thr prople fire tlmr more than It pro
duce to thr trratiry. ohitrurtt the prorr if
production, and etr thr fruit of laltor It tiro
mote fraud, footers mui'i;lliiir. rtirlchr illsion
it ofnrlal. and hankrupt lionr.t merchant. W r.
demand that all cutom-houc taxation hatl hr
Kcform I nrcri3ry In the caln of pulillc rr
ren.e Krderal, State and municipal. Our fed
eral taxation ra kwoiim from t Ci.Umii itoM
in f to t-v.wi.ww n currency in i".w our nirirre
Kate taxation from lM.trt.l"Mn K'ddto S73u. .')
. .. ... . ....
rn t ..... t H t-tt
In currency In I.o or in one decade from Irs than
JVlOper hwail to morethar fl Qo her head. Miner
thr jieace the people hare paiil to their tax
iratherer more than thrlee th uin of the Na
tional dtl't. anil more than tw 1c that um for the
l'ctleral government alone. W dtmand a lm
on f rtiKaltty In every ileparttneDt ami from every
officer of the Rovernmeat,
Krform I nrrcary to pnt a top to the profll
Kate waste of imhllc land, ami thlr illvrrlon
from actual settlcik hy thr party In tower. -whlrh
ha itiamlereil two hundred million of acre
uon railroad alone, and out of more than thrlrr
thataificreirate haiilliK.eil of lei ttoan a lxth
directly to the tiller ofthe olI.
Ileform I nocetiary to corrett tbc omllont
of a Kepntillran Connre. and thr error f our
trratlr and our diplomacy, which havr trtpnl
our fellow citizen of foreign hlrth and kindred
race, rrrroiilnjj thr Atlantic, of the ihlepi of
American cltlzrnhlp. and havr expr.l ur
brethren of the l'aciac roatt to the lnrurlon of a
rare not sprang from the name itrrat parent itock.
and In fart now lately denied ritlxen!lp through
naturalization, a leinirnlthrarrTjtirae.i tothe
tradition of a progressive civilization ooraxtr-
clril in Uherty under ennal law.
W denounce the toIlcr whlc
W denounce the joIlcy which tan dlrird
the lllterty-lovInK (Jerinan anrt tolerate the re-
viral of thr CoIle trade In the Monsr'Ilan women.
Imported for Immoral purpose, and Mongolian
men htM to jierform ervlle lalor contract, ami
demand nch tnodlilratlon of the treaty with the
Chtnee Kraplre. or urh ieglilatlon hy Congre.
within constitutional limitation, a shall prevent
the further Importation or Immigration of the
Keform 1 neceiiary nl can never ! ef
fected only by making ltth controlling Iue of
thr election and llftlr? It above tht two flSce
with which the office-holding rlaand the party
In power seek to urnother it The fale Io with
which they would enkindle ectrtan strife In re
spect to the public school, of which tb eatabltth
ment and upPort belong excluklvely to the sev
eral States, and whleh the Democratic party ha
eherMheil from their fooDda !on and I relved
to protect, without partiality or preference for
any das, sect or creed, and without contributing
from the ireaury to any. The fal lue by
which they seek to light anew the dying etnbra
or sectional naie between kinarto popie once un
naturally estranged, but now reunited oa oae In
dividual republic and a common dMtlny.
Keform Is neceary in the dvll service. Ex
perience prove that eSelent. economical conduct
of governmental business 1 not possible If it
civil service be subject to change at every election
If it he a prize fought for K the ballot Mx-lf It
be a brief reward of party zeal instead of a pot of
honor assigned for proved competency and held
for ndelltj In the public employ. That the dis
pensing of patronage should neither be a tax upon
the time of all our public men. nor the Instru
ment of their ambition. Here, again, profes
sions falsified In the performance attest that the
party In power can workout no practical or salu
Reform I necessary even more In the higher
grades or public service- President. Vice Presi
dent. Judges. Senators. Representative. Cabinet
cacers xnese ana an otaer in autnoniy arr me
people's servants. Tneir oacei are not a private
perquisite they are a public trust. W'fctn the
annals of this Republic how the disgrace ind
censure of a Vice President, a late Speaker of the
Honseof Representatives marketing his mllngas
a presiding oOcer; three Senators profiting se
cretly by their vote as law makers; flve chair
men of leading committees of the late Honse of
Representatives exposii in jobbery: a secretary
ot tne ireurT u
meats: a lata A
of the Treasury forcing balances In the pabllc ave-
pabllc fuad; a Secretary of the avy enrich
orney uenerai misappropriating
ecretarr of the arT enriched
and enriching friend by percentages levied ot
the profits of contractors with him (n his depart
ment: an Kmua-vsauor io x.sgiana ceasarru in
4I.I.AIIAMK1. ...M.UMA.. ,tt Xm . iMtt. ...f.
guilty complicity In frauds upon the revenue; a
Secretary of War Impeached for high crimes and
confeiied misdemeanors the demonstration U
complete that the first step In reform must be the
neople's choice of honest men from another partr
leat the disease of one political organization In-
feet the body politic, andlest by making no changB
or men or parfy we can get no change of "
dart of sixteen years' ascesdancy of the Kepab-
f 1 ' -ft 1 1 '
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vw a wm m "-
mi , miWVf rmii tvi .
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ktif tkms " sMiee
The rff ' "f tht nmmitit m Vlf
fri wit Maofsirl
MiH I H .TH N A P II UUTINt.
Mr. McI-ah. at itnU rwv4 tft
imciis! u Mumitutir n ctwle flir
1 r i9Hinl - ftikf4l.
Mr. WilltJim!.. f Irniumx. irtuwHtl
the twrnw nt (ir. 'llwnai H. 1 !$
rU'k.-s. of hwlunii.
Mr. (njtwr. if lVnlTBiiv, jpw
.s,MtttNl Uw Hnmi; f lit. WfcsfcW SwW
llacxck. of lMtvlY.t.
Mr. Al'tatt. of 'o' JiJi", lttajitctl
thenanwof tlir.Jal i'ittkor, f iW
'iwttr Kerttatt. f Nw Yrk. itrtf
teltti'sl the luotti' of Iv. riWMit! J.
Tlliru,ttf rw Vrlt.
Mr. Kwuik. of (ki iHnrwut! Ifc
luiinei.f Vilh.urt .llrw.f llUka,
Mr. W'hltolev irerfltrd Uj mm ?
Hmi. Titti.w Tr4i snl. wf Pi!
Th' iltt tiAttn. rMMbatttU- rcel5rlie
twi-UinU. iesttUnl :rt n rtut.
I'he ,e;oml Utlk nu!'tl a- 10-?:
Wlwtle vote.71; t immit to a Pwlf!
IWi: Tikhn hal 1. 1 1 .tutttirJui, f-t
Allen. :; Ta-ker. !; UimhU. ;
lfaail. ii; Thwriw.., x. Mr. MIWhh
having reeil el over t w-tlnfc f tJi
whole tit t hia nnitnliHi wn mittki
( In UHKttiti. the cYeUit HliMmtl
till lOo'eliMk t-uiMrniH moniWK-
I lilt it ly
The Coii flit ion w: e.Ulrs! U onlur
ami ojHiiel with jmyfr hr Iwril
Mi.'shop lioheitxMt. T'liniiii! fni vitrf
oiirt KmUs weie mul iitjnuviwx of Uoj
nomination for !'i . lint. nnl i'iwUt
tiiet the platform.
Thu Chair amtomieetl tlutt lliw bunl
nc?s in onlei wjlh the moid tun. ton of a
candidate for Vice President. A luli
pjtite from Illinois uomiitiitttl iovitHir
llendriek.s. of Indiaua. and Mr. itrowu,
of Ti'iiilertM-e, !! mded the itomltmlkiii.
A Imllott w;us taken whlrh tetoiiiijd IMi
for II end lick.1', and s blank. Mr. llmt-tliiek-i
wiuideclaied iuimiiialil. Spuddl
es weie made by .Mr. Kelly, of ov
York, and Ilaniia, of Indiana. Tho
Ilt'Xt liUMliesM w;ut the call of the ruil of
the States for the National t'omiuilUto.
Thcini'inlK'rof themmmtUvf for Iowa,
Ls .M. M. Ham. of Diibinjue. and fur
Nebraska, .lohn S. Miller. A commitr
tee of one from each Mate wan aj
IointeLto l.sit the iniinlneert and notify
them of their nmiiiatioim.
Mr. Webber, f MichiKan. offm-d a
rcHolution rei-onimendin to tlm futuic
Deinoerattc CoiiTentions to alolih tho
two-thirds inle ;ls unwisu and tinneeoji
.sjiry. and that the States be reiuM'd
to instruct their future drltatu to
that effect, and that attention le ndlud
to this suyehtion in the rail for tho
next National Convention. A motion
was made to lay the resolution
on the table whieh lenultfd: yoitr',
.; nays, :.71. n the rcsoliilfoti
:xr not tabled. Th Chair then
tatrl that the question wan on
adopting tin resolution in fferenco to
the. two-thirds rule. Mr. Witllnre aukf.tl
a division of the m!itioii. omitting on
the first vote the latter IwUf, and r
questing the States to internet their
delegate on the subjecL H" was for
the latter projoitio:i but not in favor
of instructions from this ronvention to
its surressor. The convention refuwl
to divide th' qurstion, and tho resolu
tion w;is then adopted as a wltole.
A resolution recomniemlitig fuluro
National Deinocnttic conventions U
allow lelegates from the District of
Columbiaand the Territories was tablttl.
A re.Hjlution offered rcjuesting tlie
Recording Srretar- to prejuire an
official reiort of the proceedings of the
convention, and that the Natioiutl com
mittee print the same, was agreed to.
Mr. Smiley, of Vermont, offered a
resolution to the efn-ct that the place of.
holding the next national convention ley
left to the National Committee, and
that the kiais of representation be the
same as now adopted.
A resolution vra adoitel plelging
indi-.ilual and unitel supiort to the
resolutions of tiianks were
adopted, after which, on motion of 31r.
Wililarr, '" Ir.',i"; the convention
adjounictl sine Iit.
I once heard my father, in a private
conversation with AYashtngton Allston,
give his candid opinion of Gen- Wash
ington's appearance, lie said that his
figure was by no means good ; tltat his
shoulders were high and narrow, and
his hands and feet remarkably large.
He hal -aldennanic proportions ;" and
this defect vas increa-ed by the form
of the vest of that day. J3ut, with all
these drawbacks, his appearance was
singularly fine. I have heard my mother
say that the first time she saw him, he
entered the hall door, as she passed from
the entry to the parlor, and that she
thought him the most superb-looking
person she had ever seen. lie was then
dressed in black velvet, with white lace
ruffles, etC exactly as Stuarts picture
,, - r. ,.
represented him. Jane Stuait; .JCn6-
3r fnr Tnlv
c' vi "
A monument to I.nthpr i tn lw
, "i :.Vx!iiiiL r J? -"e
erected at Ersleben, German v, his native
I S1-SfJPer0r S1 3fl
I marks tOWaTQ It.
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