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    THE OMAHA DAILY JBEE : THURSDAY , MAY 11 ,
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ROHESON is dubbed "Tho Old Man
of the Sea" of the republicin party.
- > A PENNSYLVANIA bank cashier has
.doped leavincr all his accounts square.
-The race of bank cashiers scorns to bo
deteriorating.
IT is rumored that the St. Paul road
has signed a contract for the conatrua-
tion of a track from McGregor through
Dos Moines to Nebraska City.
TUB Vicksburg Herald thinks that
the tariff has a firm grip on both par
ties aj at present constituted , The
tori ! ! commission delay chows it.
NEXT to a first-class crop , a bogus
insurrection and movement of the
militia ia the most profitable means of
providing dividends for the railroads.
OMAHA'S lumbar dealers have dis
covered that there is such a thing as
killing the building geese which lay ;
the golden egg of heavy purchases.
Hence the tumble in prices.
Axu now all the old and worn out
war horvca of the country are erecting
their lightning rods , notwithstanding
the known fact that political lightning
rarely strikes twice in the same place.
TIIUEB HUNDitED congressional dis
tricts would very nearly fill the bill
for the ambitious Nebraskans who
fool themselves competent to warm a
scat in congress. Two hundred and
ainoty-sovon will bo disappointed.
PAIINBLL appeared in parlia
mcnt on Monday in inourriing. Ho
stated his belief that theDublin , murder
dor had been committed by a' class
which had always opposed him ,
O'D'onovan Itossa'a paper denounces
the land league as milk sops.
A WAGON bridge across the Missouri ,
according to Senator MoDill's bill , in
iroduccd on Tuesday in the eonato ,
would bind together the twin cities of
Omaha and Council Bluffs BO that
local jealousy could never part them
asundor.
MILAN has a wonderful echo which
repeats nine times in rapid succession.
The Lincoln Journal echoes the Union
Pacific organ notes with a rapidity
which ought to make the Milan echo
hunt its hole and remain fcrover
buried from sight.
OtKJAtt WILDE condescendingly won
der * why the Irish "should wish to
UMulnate mediocrity , "moanlntr Lord
Frederick Cavendish and Under Sec
retary Burke. From the fact that ;
Oscvr was allowed to walk unharmed
the tr6ots of Dublin , there ia good
reason for his losthotio wonder ,
THE Herald ia howling loudly for
aomo ono to come into court and an
swer to the charge of making and
dividing profits in United States sur
veying contracts. Until the Herald
ehowa fraud or makes a claim that the
durvoys were not actually performed
according to contract , there ia no
causa for all this howl over a Platta-
inoulh mare's nest. _
HE waa a member from the Western
Reserve in Ohio who unpinned the
f tidy from a chair In a Washincton
parlor and wiped his nose on it. It
was old Thad Stevens who once to
marked ; "Western Reserve ? I've
heard a good doul of western reserve ,
? but never saw any of it in Washing.
ton. "
THE boulovarding of Dodge street
it an innovation which promises to
spread in Omaha , Our streets out-
flido of the immediate center of busi
ness are moro than wide enough for
the common requirements of travel.
In narrowing the roadway and plant
ing trees on cither aide , the extended
apace between the curb and sidewalk
being neatly nodded , afresh and cheer-
f ul appearance is giyon to the atroet
while the cost of paving will bo ma-
' ierially lessened. Other cities have
preyed the value and utility of boulo-
yarding and Omaha ia in a fair way to
' " ? r- *
twt 'ito merits. -
fr ,
PAYING THE MILITIA-
AMONG the subjects with which th
legislature will have to wrestle is th
payment of the expenses incurred ii
the military excursion of Genera
Alexander , the Great , to Omaha.
While the athto was , perhaps , gratified
fiod in the exhibition of mirtial array
tax payers nro not likely to feolhnpp ;
over the ncodless expense. Nobod ;
can justly ; obect | to the payment o
the militia proper They came t <
Omaha at the call of their officers ai
they wore in duty bound , and they ro
malnod until they were ordered to go ,
Their coming and their atnyinp wai
not of their own free will , All o !
them , excepting a few officers wht
were in quest of glory and pord , would
have preferred to have remained al
homo and must of them were anxioui
to get homo as soon as they foundoul
that they were noc needed. But there
were expenses connected with this ex
pedition which the legislature should
not sanction.
The managers of the railroads who
inveigled the governor into calling for
the militia and for federal troops for
their own purposes should not be al
lowed to impose a special tax upon the
people of this State in the shape of
militia faro ,
It would bo n paying business for
railroads to got up periodic scores
when travel is dull , call in a few hun
dreds or thousands of troops and make
the people pay tax for their transpor
tation back and forth.
The Pacific Ilailroada have , of
course , the advantage of the govern
ment in this that they can charge up
military faro with their regular ac
counts and credit themselves on the
debt they owe the government. But
wo question the policy or the proprie
ty of the people of Nebraska taxing
themselves every time a railroad com
pany wants to bring on troops for
special police duty.
LET XT BE A FAIR COMMISSION
Thq bill creating n.tariff commls-
: ton having passed both houses of
: ongress will shortly become a law.
riio measure provides that uino
Civilians shall bo appointed by the
president and confirmed by the senate ,
into whoso hands shall bo entrusted
the work of clearing the ground for
-ariff revision. No onn whoso atten
tion has boon called to the enormous
innual incrcaao of our treasury surplus
: an doubt the necessity of a speedy
reduction in taxation. In 1880 § G5-
)00,000 ) moro than enough to de
fray the expenses of the govern-
uont were collected in taxes from
; ho pooplo. This sum increased to
? 100,000,000 in 1881 , and this year it
will amount to $145,000,000. Such
m increase of taxation is unparalleled ,
md , it is needless to say , uncalled for
ind unnecessary. By the creation of
\ tariff commission the people under- ,
itand that plans are to bo devised for
the reduction of tariff duties.The
: ountry has gene toe * long'on 'tho
principle that tariffs' nrny bo raised
but never lowered. Many of the du >
ties , as now listed , were imposed on
foreign articles , when they were twice
is valuable ua they now are , and th
jffect of their continuance has been ti
iwoll immensely the profits o
industrial monopolies by maintaining
jxccflsivo prices on articles of every
lay consumption , which if the duties
nrero lowered would bo aold at a profit
it one-halt their present cost. This
paper has always boon in favor of i
legitimate protection to American in
iustry. It believes that the great
prosperity of our country has been
largely duo to the diversity of employment <
ploymont fostered by a policy ot pro
lection. But it has never boon and
ia not now in favor of the people
mbaidizing gigantic monopolies which
; an earn handsome profits and pay
{ oed wages to their employee wlthou
such aid. , , , -
'In ' tho"'pro ' ont 'patchJBot : > and , laa
; orod cohdltiori'of the tariff every con
turner in the United States la an
lually robbed to fill the pockets o
ilevon owners of the stool monopoly
ind if the majority of dutiable orioles
iolos were to bo examined in thu light
> f their cost of manufacture in this
lountry it would readily be soon tha.
m moro than half the impost might
> o reduced from twenty to thirty per
lent without stopping an American
nill or throwing a single American
workman out of employment. It
> ught to bo distinctly understood that
ho present tariff commission has boon
instituted not for the benefit
if the manufacturers but for the bono-
it of the pooplo. It is created to
btftln facts and figures bearing on
uriff reduction , not to dovlso argu-
lents for or against protection. The
eld of its inquiry is to bo a broad
no. The problem offered for its
alution ia difficult. It ia nothing
! ss than how to roduoo tariff duties
rith least disturbance to industries
> unded on the basis of protection.
Vlint the country will demand is that
10 commission bo a fair ono , The
resident should appoint as its mcm-
ori , only disinterested and able men
hose report will bo received aa the
iault of candid conviction and impar-
al examination , Representatives of
10 diU'eront viowa on the tariff
ught to find a place on the coinmis-
on. The great agricultural element
light not to bo passed over.1 ( Well
iformed protectionists ought to
.tomato with carnoit and conicien. *
ttous free traders. There must bo n
suspicion of unfairness in a discussio :
which involves the purses of over ,
citizen of the country.
SENATOR VAN WTCK has introduce
a bill in congress authorizing tha pay
mcnt by the government of $1 pe
aero to the claimants of the lands ii
southern Nebraska , formerly grantoi
to the St. Joseph & Western railroai
company , The disputed ownership i
familiar to Nebraskans through thi
Knovala cases nrgued in the Unitoc
States courts in this state , nnddecidec
through virtual default in favor of thi
land shark plaintiffs. The govern
mcnt having given titles to the Bottler :
on thcso alleged railroad lands noth
ing remains but for congress to Ggh
the casoa to the courts of last last resort
sort on behalf of the government , 01
to buy off those who claim a prioi
ownership. Senator Van Wyck , since
the session of his investigation com-
mittco in Lincoln last December , hat
been working hard to got the ques
tion settled in n manner which would
afiord the most speedy relief to the
settlors. It la understood that the
land eharka are willing to accept $1
an acre in lieu of all demands , and
perhaps this is the readiest way out
of the difficulty.
JOHN I. DAVKNroiiT's detectives
claim that they are on the track of the
Moroy letter. The ringleader of the
conspiracy ia said to have been ono H.
H. Hadloy , a prominent officer of the
Hancock republican club , of Now
York. Hadloy haa told to atory of his
connection with the forgery. While
the details of the statement are sup
pressed , it ia known that Hadley and
his associates palmed off the letter aa
an original document upon iho demo
cratic national committee , John I.
Davenport , of Now York , who de
serves the credit of having unearthed
the forgery , ia still engaged in follow
ing up the trail with the expectation
of running the game into the demo
cratic camp. Ex-Sonator Barnum is
suspected of having had a knowledge
of the forgery , and it ia claimed by
those who have investigated the matter -
tor that subsequent developments will
lay a largo share of the blame very
close to hia door. The investigation
already made completely exonerates
Representative A. S. Hewitt of any
knowledge of the forgery. It ia re
ported , oa gossip , that ex-Congress
man H. G. Worthington , who was
collector of Customs at Charleston , S.
0. , during Patterson's carpet-bag ad
ministration of that state , had a
knowledge of the forgery. Worthing
ton is a native of Cumberland , Md. ,
where Lindsay lived. Ho was a mem
ber of the Hancock republican club.
The atory tocs that Worthington per
suaded Lindsoy to recollect that he
know Morey , and was familiar with
his handwriting.
THE BXE called attention a few daya
ago to the enormous extent of the
public domain granted to railroada by
the Uniied States. Interesting con-
Urination of our atatomonto are found
in an analysis of a letter recently
sent to congress by the secretary of
the interior relating to the lapsed
land grants. It appears , first , that
the area of the lands granted to the
Northern Pacific , the Atlantic & Pa-
: ifio , the Toxaa Pacific , the Southern
Pacific , the Oregon Branch of the
Central Pacific , the Now Orleans Pa-
: ifio , and the Oregon & California , ia
115,408,218 acres , or over 180,000
iquaro miles moro territory than ia
contained in all the New England
itatea , Now York , Ponnaylvania , Now
lorsoy and Maryland ; second , that be
toro the time expired by which th <
granting acts required the roada to bo
uniahod these corporations had
Barnpd by the conatructlon of miloa
of railroad pro rata for the
number ofacroa granted only 18-
BIB , lift acreV of 19,091 mUoa , losa
than one-sixth of the total amount offered
ferodbut a territory equal to all o
New England except Maine. Third ,
that since the expiration of the time
tot for completion of the roada and up
o the present time enough miles have
> con completed to entitle the roads , if
ho principle is admitted that the cor-
jorationy have an equitable claim to
amis pro rata for each mile of road
milt , to 14.201,34-1 acroa or 22,283
iquaro milea , a territory larger than
ho area of Massachusetts , Rhode
'sland , Connecticut and Now Hamp-
hire ; fourth , that by failure to com-
ily with the terms of the grants ,
hose corporations have absolutely for-
oitod all claim to 83,074,478 acres , or
30,730 equaro miles , which is now
withhold from settlement. This ia a
orritory nearly equal in extent to all
f Now England , Now 'York , Now
"oraoy and Maryland , or to the throe
root central states of Now York ,
'onnaylvania and Ohio , with a popu-
ition of 0,000,000 of people.
Now that the president has signed
! io Chinese bill tha Pacific coast ia
ccovcring a little from the fit of pas-
ion into which they were thrown by
iio executive voto. It is undoratood
aat Congressman Page will bo a can-
idato for governor thla fall , and his
soord against Chinese Immigration ia
opondod upon to pull the party
the fall campaign.
A LITTLE nioro sunshine la beginning
i bp calloi for by our farinora.
CLASSICAL CONCERTS-
Omaha's musical season may bo aai
to have closed on Tuesday ovonin
with the last of tha second series c
the Philomathoan club concerts. Tn :
BEK desires to aay a work in commendation
dation of this organization , which ha
ministered to the pleasure of our people
plo during the past winter. The si :
concerts of classical music given under
dor the direction of Mr. George F
Sauer have marked a great advance ii
musical culture in our oily , and hav <
afforded the citizens of Omaha an op
portunity of acquainting thcmsolvci
with a largo number of really excel
lent compositions by the best mas
ters. It is as true of music as it U
of literature or art , that acquaintance
quaintanco frith and study of the
best works is the only true method ol
acquiring a correct taste , and n self-
aaliafying culture. Gormana are the
moat appreciative of good music because -
cause Germany is the most prolific
producer of the best in musical art ,
and the taste for the best is fostered
rom childhood through a never end
ing series of excellent concerts by
skilled musicians. Art flourished so
long and brilliantly in Italy , because
Art at first fostered by wealth
became in turn the stimulus to a people
ple of artists. It was in "tho atmos
phere. It asaorted itself in every portrait
trait gallery , public building and
square. In consequence Italy became
a nation of art critics.
The time has passed
when an over practical
generation in America can declare
music and art are matters of little
concern. Our every day life , with ita
wearing hurry and buatlo , its nerve.-
destroying intensity of application ,
needs a relaxation which other coun
tries have not boon slow to avail them
selves of. And good music , appealing
at once to the cultured taste and the
intellect as well'oa to the emotions , is
a healthy sedative no less than a con
tinual education and source of pleas
ure which our people cannot afford to
ignore. Omaha , like all comparatively
now cities , has long been deprived of
the musical advantages resulting
from first-class resident musicians.
Within the past tow years the
nucleus has been gathering in the
city , which if sufiicient support can
bo guaranteed will form an excellent
medium for rendering the best musia
in the best form for our citizens. It
is the intention of the Philomathean
club next year to greatly increase its
membership , and enter upon a more
ambitious form of entertainments
than these which have been such a
gratifying success during the past
season. If the way seems clear , and
why should it not , Omaha will be af
forded an opportunity of listening tea
a aeries of symphony concerts such
oa are given with success in the larger
eastern cities. All that is needed on
the part of our people ia a generous
personal and pecuniary support. It
will not bo enough to appear on the
subscription lists. An appearance at
the concerts themselves is equally de-
airablo. With these desiderata the
success of our new musical organiza
tion can scarcely help being complete.
EVEN Sam Randall finds himself
unable to redeem the democratic
minority from utter imbecility.
THE Washington correspondent of
the Chicago Tribune says that the
lines are beginning to bo drawn pretty
sharply between republicans and dom
Dcrata in the house as to the charade
of legislation for the remainder of th
session. The appropriation bills ar
further advanced in committee than i
usual at this stage of the session. The
great legislative , oxccutivo and judi
: lal bill , owing to the long experience ,
patient labor and energy of Mr. Can
ion , of Illinois , who haa it in charge ,
a nearly completed , but the republi
Mm plan U to hold back the appropria
Jon bllla aa long aa' ' possible in th <
lope of pawing a few of the moro im
x > rtant moaaures which are upon the
: alendar , The house calendar ia loaded
lown with the important bills , and to
.his not ono of them has been touched.
Dhero yet remain six appropriation
) illa to bo passed the District of
Columbia , river and harbor , naval bill ,
undry civil , legislative , executive and
udicial , and the deficiency bill.
Earnest OB the republicans are that
arioufl important measures shall bo
lassed among them the bill to extend
ho national bank charters and bills to
cform the postal services in various
rays the democrats quito generally
iroposo to prevent if possible any
jgislation except to pa s the appro
riation bills , That object is largely
artisan , as they wish to go to the
oils with the complaint that the ro
ublicans , when they had control of
othbrancheaofcongresaaccompliahed
othing. This policy appeared to bead <
ocatod by Mr. ox-Speaker R-indall ,
rho chooses every occasion to inter-
OBO all manner of objections to the
Druidoration of other measures , The
jnminiiig appropriations will bo likely
> excite considerable debate , notably
ip legislative and deficiency bills ,
ho latter bill will bo a troublesome
tie , and upon it possibly a political
ebato will cuauo. In this bill it will
eooiiio the duty of the republicans to
take good the deficiencies which the
jinpcrata caused by their appropria-
ona which crippled the government ,
lie deficiency bil' will be unusually
rge , any nearly every dollar of it
, i V
will bo occasioned by the fact that th
democrats made inadequate appropria
tiona , and boosted of their protondc
retrenchment and economy.
GovBKNOit NANCE may discover tha
the threat of a vote will not alway
club a legislature into submission.
The President and Fltz John Porter
Philadelphia Kecord.
President Arthur has done juatic <
to General FUz John Porter , so far a
in him lies , by remitting a portion o
the unjust penalty of the court-mar
tial which disqualified him from hold
ing any oflico of trust or profit undo ;
the government of the United States
In putting in the whereas of a "doubt *
the president made a needless concea
sion to a multitude who have novel
taken ( no trouble to understand thi
case , and who mistake prejudice foi
opinion. The report of a board ol
distinguished army officers ,
who reviewed the proceedings ol
the court-martial in a time
far removed from the
passions , jealousies and prejudices oi
the war , has shown that there it nc
room for doubt. In that report the
board unanimously declares that Gen
eral Porter "saved the army from dis
aster" by skillful and soldierly con
duct for which ho was condemned. Oi
few commanders of armies can such a
eulogy bo truthfully written. General
Porter ia the only ono of this class
who was disgraced , when ho deserved
the gratitude of his countrymen.
While President Arthur has done
homage to intelligent public opiuion
by remitting the remainder of the sen
tence , his expression of a doubt was
gratuitous ana ungracious.
A Corporation Tool.
Phlla , Press.
The cose against Judge Woatbrook
in regard to his relations with the
Manhattan company awindlos grow
darker as the facts are brought moro
fully to light. The investigation be
fore the assembly judiciary committee ,
on Saturday lost , brought out
most damaging testimony in the shape
of the letters of the judge to the men
who were engineering the stock-job
bing achemo in the interest of the
Gould combination. Judge West-
brook allowed himself in hia
judicial action , to bo cuided
by their suggestions. Informa
tion as to what his rulinga were to be ,
and valuable suggestions and advices ,
were given only to the ono side in the
elevated railroad controversy. The
other wai daily betrayed by the jiidgo
who waa aworn to act aa an impartial
arbiter between them. Ho appears as
an additional counsel for Jay Gould
rather than as a judge. The exact
measure and extent of hia guilt la not
yet clear , but ho manifestly violated
all the proprieties of hia position ,
proved himaolf grossly unfit for the
position ho occupied , and apparently
furnished ample grounds for his im
peachment and removal from the
bench.
Takes It all Back.
Exeter Enterprise.
The moro the advocates of woman
suffrage agitate their peculiar viowa
the moro public aontiment don't seem
to change in their favor. A great
many men , and not a few women have
changed their opinions in this matter
during the lazt few months , and wo
predict 15,000 majority against the
adoption of the amendment at the
election. In nearly every school
election in the state , tof which
an account reached ' this of
fice , the female attendance
was remarkably small , and their votes
generally cast in the interest of politi
cal frauds who had boon kicked out
of oflico by their own BOX. The En
terprise hereby stands up in meeting
and takes back every thing it has a tid
in favor of woman suffrage. However ,
these who are in favor of i can hav
all the apacp they want in its column ,
to ride their hobby , but they mus
furnish their own side-saddles or rid
like the men.
Political Assassinations.
St. Louis Republicans.
Political assassinations is what Tal
loyrand called "worse than crime i
blunder. " There never was or.o tha.
helped the cause which thq assassin
hoped and expected to assist ; novoi
one'which did not do the cause aeri <
oua , if not irretrievable injury.
s And Mr. Jomea Still Lives.
Providence Press.
Some of the atar route conspiratora
who threatened to make it so hot for
Ex-Poatmaater General James , when
jongreaa mot last - Deco'mbq j- , have
irgpnt buairj'eaa-fti Canada'new tha'
; heir trials , are to "bo had on the !
merits.
None in Tliolra.
Urete Standard.
The rank and file of the Grand
irmy boya repudiate the attempt o :
v'amlorvoort & Co. to use that or
[ anization for political purposes. W <
udgo the eilort will recoil on tin
loads of thoHo who attempt it.
Complacent Mr. Doreey.
iVheelhig Kef-iater.
Mr. Dorsey looks at that $000,000
ancho and cattle upon , a thousand
tills , and complacently remarks ;
'Gentlemen , I have done nothing to
10 ashamed of , "
Ono Cause for Thankfulness.
Cincinnati Acquirer.
The season may bo backward , the
ruit damaged and thobeara triumphant
mt let ua be comforted by the intelli-
once that congruea will probably ad
uurn soon ,
Viowa at Long : Range.
'lev ' eland Leader.
Far in the dim but glorious future
! io eye of faith can aeo a happy day
hen it will bo poaaiblo to write in
10 past tense of "Tho last of the
.pacnca , "
This Means Duslnoua ,
oslon Traveller.
George B. McOlollan haa boon made
: i oflicor of the Now York Civil Ser-
ice Reform association. Now look
it for a grand strategic retrograde
iQvoineiit.
Stlnga Thorn Heavy ,
'dney ' rialndettlcr-Telegraph.
Roaewater , of THE OMAHA BKE , '
ings the Nobraaka dailioa pretty
> avy by the way of proving up under
ith a handao ao general circulation.
1
POLITICAL COMMENT.
Judge Doyens is now being spoken of n
a candidate for governor in Alassachu
setts.
setts.The
The Bonrboni of Georgia move a little
They propoie to nominate Hon. A , II
.Stephens for governor.
The Buffalo Kxprein suggests that "II
Colonel Hob btlieved there was one per
lups ho would behave better in court,1'
When the people at Albany look at the
cracka in the new capital , they mlghl
boast of a bigger elephant than Jumbo ;
but the ? don't.
The Denver Tribune thinks tnat "so for
President Arthur has either been utterly
neglectful of or directly opposed to every
western intercut. '
The Memphis Appeal congratulate * the
democracy on what It declare * to be the
assurance that the "la t republican { real-
dent hut been elected. ' '
, TIie Cleveland Saturday Ledger , edited
by a former republican secretary of state
for Ohio , favors the election of Thurnian
to the presidency in 1834.
' The further little Billy Mahono gets
away from Ihe south and the democracy , "
ay the Savannah Morning News , "the
better It will prove , both for this section
nnd that party. "
"General Ilium s manly announcement
of his candidacy for tl.o United States
senate , " declares The Peoria Daily Tran
script , "is received with general favor
throughout the state. "
The South , RIptht or Wrong , >
Charleston ( S. C. ) News.
Unices the northern democrats in
congress stand to their colors as
staunchly as the democrats do , the
southern democrats will find it exceed
ingly hard to hold their own this
autumn. Virginia is in a ticklish
condition , and the success of any
form of indopendontiam in the Carolinas -
linas , Georgia , or Alabama this year
will place the national democracy at n
serious disadvantage in the national
election two years hence.
Mr. Chalmers has been ousted , nnd
Mr. Lynch , the republican contestant ,
has taken place , After all the howl
ing about fraud and "tho Mississippi
plan , " the best that the republicans in
the house of representatives could do
waa to figure for a majority of
385 for Lynch. In GJaiborneQuitman ,
Sharkoy , jTunica , and Wilkinson coun
ties , in which , according to the census
of 1880 , the colored voting majority
is 5,795 , Mr. Chalmers is conceded to
have had a fair and square majority.
The republicans could not squeeze a
majority of any sort for Lynch , with
out assuming that ballo s which were
cast in violation o the state law wore
lawful ballots. This matter has been
adjudicated by the supreme court of
Mississippi and by the decision of that
court the result of the election was
determined. The republijana appeal
ed to a "higher law , " the will of the
majority. Mr. Robeson , it will bo re
membered , wont very far in proclaim
ing the freedom ot the republicans
from any restraint or restriction-
the law or custom. Very well ! But
the democrats must fight as the re
publicans fight. The determination
of the republicans is to do whatever
lies within the power of a majority of
the house of representatives to accom
plish It is the duty of the democrat *
to exercise the power of the minority
to the utmost. There is no other way
to meet the occasion.
On the first vote on the motion to
call up the Lynch-Chalmera case , 11
democrats did not vote who were not
paired , and on the vote by which the
case was called up 15 democrats did
not voto'who were not paired. This
was wrong. The republicans had not
members enough present in the house
or in Washington to form a quorum ,
had the democrats abstained from
voting. By abstaining from voting ,
the democrats could have prevented
the expulsion of Chalmers from day
to duy , and perhaps altogether.
What would the republicans have
done if Chalmers had belonged to
their party ? Unquestionably they
would have voted to a man when they
voted at all , and would have abstained
from voting as long as in that way they
could prevent action. Are democrats
expected to bo leas wise or moro
scrupulous than republicans ?
There wt-ro peculiar influences at
work , perhaps , in the Chalmers case.
Ihe sitting member was not popular
t homo or in the house. This in an
oicuae , but no justification. General
Ohohnora is a democrat , and that is
reason enough for sticking to him and
making the fight on him to extremi
ties , now that the republicans have
raised the block flag and give no quar
ter.
ter.The
The republicans are losing ground
rapidly in the north , as well as on the
Pacific slope. Their only hope of get-
ing a majority in the next congress is
by stealing congressional districts in
: he south. The prosecutions for Ira-
iginery election offenses , in .South
Carolina .have _ tHe jsflmo end In view.
President "Arthur'kicking out ro-
ipectable postmasters all over the
louth with the same object. The ad-
niniatration organ in Washington
) ids high for' southern democratic
luppott , and hints that "adminstra-
ion" democrats in othes states will
jo treated as generously as ro-
idjustors are in Vireinia. Under
heao circumstances any failure a
ho part of the northern democrats in
: ongrcss to stand shoulder to shoulder
nth the southern democrats , at all
inies , will weaken the party hero in
n the south , if it does not knock the
Bottom out of the party.
The northern democrats hanker
ftor the independent vote in the
iorti ! and have a good chance of so
uring a big part of it next November ,
mt that vote will cost moro than it is
rorth it the price paid for it is the
urrondor of the congressional districts
u the south which the republicans
laim 03 their own. Southern demo-
rats will not consent to bo ground to
ieces between the upper and nether
lillstonea of national republicanism
nd northnrn democracy. The south
i the backbone of the national de-
locracy. Break it , or oven weaken
, and there will not bp , in our day ,
uotlier democratic president ,
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