ATLANTA DAILY POST.
Largest City Circulation.
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK,
WILLIAM H. ENGLISH,
It is remarked by a country edi
tor that the 6th .District Conven
tion had “a Blount way” of express
The two-thirds rule protect
the minority. The majority rule
leaves the minority without any
remedy or redoes*.
Col. Nelson Tift is a dangerous
man to interrogate too closely. It
is not because he won't answer; it
is because he does answer.
A man who leans against the
southwestern gable end of a mule
when he propounds a conundrum,
is in a place of absolute safety
compared to the man who tackles
Col. Nelson Tift with an imper
A gentleman remarked in oUr
hearing, yesterday, that Governor
Colquitt must have “the cheek of
a government mule” to enable
him to stand before an audience
and claim the credit for the pros
perous condition of our State
The short branch railroads now
being constructed in Georgia will
result in building up and develop
ing some of the best sections of the
State. The road from Social Cir
cle to Monroe, and the one from
Norcross to Lawrenceville are
cases in point.
It is announced that the Rich
mond Commonweal 1 h, suspends * for
want of support.” This is singu
lar. A man wants support, and
starts a paper. The same cause
leads him to suspend. This is a
rule that appears to work both
Messrs Frank P. Rice and W.
H. Patterson are announced in this
issue as Democratic candidates to
represent Fulton county in the leg
islature. Both gentlemen are de
servedly popular, and their fine
business abilities are generally re
cognized. The many friends of
these two candidates will doubtless
give them a hearty support.
The Columbus Enquirer talks
very sensibly in favor of the two
thirds rule. It does not agree with
the opinion that the minority
• ought to go to the majority, but
thinks occasions may arise when
it is the duty of the majority to
concede something. For instance,
when the minority hold insuper
able objections to the candidate of
the majority, why not yield and
• unite upon a good and proper man
who has not been the candidate of
either wing of the Convention.
The Covington Star, a very con
servative journal, says of Gov.
Too much disaffection and dissatisfaction
exists, if no other reason could be given,
for him ever to harmonize the party, or to
popularize his administration. He went
into office as the pel of the people of Geor
gia, but he has grown to be almost a sore
upon the body politic, which is fast de
stroying its vitals. But there is a large
element in our state who think he ought to
be re elected. Perhaps they are right, but
we greatly fear the result. The renomina
tion of Mr. Colquitt will be the worst blow
to the organized democracy that could
possibly be struck it. Hence we ask the
people of Georgia, in convention assem
bled, to reflect a moment before they at
tempt to leap the widening chasm. —We
don’t want to see our party disintegrated
or shattered to pieces, but are afraid such
will be the result of the re-nomination of
Alfred 11. Colquitt for governor.
A postal card-baa been received
by the Daily Post, asking the fol
lowing question : “If two gentle
men are walking along the street,
and they meet a lady with whom
one of the gentlemen is acquaint
ed, is it right for both of them to
speak to her ?”
The question hardly requires a
serious answer. We supposed all
the world knew that it is the cus
tom, under the circumstances men
tioned by our correspondent, for
the strange gentleman to rush for
ward, grasp the lady’s hand, and
enquire heartily after her health,
and that of her “uncles and her
cousins and her aunts.” When
several gentlemen are walking to
gether, only one of whom is ac
quainted with the lady, the others
all speak to her, one at a time, the
man who parts his hair in the
middle taking the lead, of course.
THE STATE ROAD.
EXPOSURES OF A BIG GRAB GAME.
The Railroad Ring Afier the State Prop,
er y.—Audacious Attempt to Gob
ble up the Road at Deas than
One-Third its Value.
The most humble citizen by taking note
of current events and coupling them with
the signs of the times, may with some de
g eee of accuracy foretell that which is to
In my article written several days ago,
appearing in the Post on the 25th inst.,
I referred to the people’s property —the
State Road. I was surprised that an arti
cle referring to this “valuable property’’
should have appeared in the Constitution
the day before my article was published.
But I was uot surprised atthe position taken
in reference to the people’s very valuable
Everybody kmws, or they should know,
that the Constitution is the organ of what is
known as “The Railroad Ring.” There
fore I was prepared for such an article as
that referred to.
In proof of such fact I would call your at
tention to the purchase recently made
through Mr. Henry Grady of one-fourth in
terest in the Constitution. Quite a large
sum was pail for this interest in the Con
stitution 1 It is generally believed that the
money was furnished by Mr. Newcombe, the
president of the railroad combination,
which controlls neatly the entire traffic
throughout the State of Georgia, and it is said
he has the management of a controling in
terest in the State Road. There is a ques
tion in my mind as to who controls the
Grady interest in the Constitution —but
Newcombe may have furnished a part of the
money. I am of the opinion that at least a
part was suppliet from a source much
nearer home. You all know that a trust
ed servant of Georgia holdsan influential
position with the Louisville & Nashville
railroad —let him be designated as the ex-
Senator. —This gentleman is receiving a
large salary—if reports be true, a very
large salary from the Louisville <fc Nash
ville railroad. Have you ever observed
what a lively interest he is taking in the
present gubernatorial canvass throughout
the State, all the time drawing a very large
salary from his employers ? • Does it occur
to you-that the Louisville & Nashville rail
road could, under the circumstances, have
any interest in the election that is
now engaging the people of Georgia?
I designate the Constitution as the organ
of the “Railroad Ring.” Is it not believed
to be a characteristic of human nature, that
when a thing is wanted, the party or parties
wanting, adopt a course of apparent indif
ference or that they will underrate the cov
eted prize? Do you see anything of this
kind in the article of the Constitution of
the 24th inst ?
That paper is disposed to make much of
the fact that the State road has brought to
the State treasury $300,000 per annum, or
$3,000,000 in ten years. But does it occur
to the people of Georgia that their road
should bring to the State an annual revenue
of $600,000 each year or $6,000,000 in ten
The Constitution tells the dear people
that this grand property if sold would
“most probably not bring over $3,000,000."
“Be not deceived my countrymen I" Do
not allow yourselves to be gulled with any
such ideas as would be forced down you by
this article of the Constitution.
Well does the "railroad ring" know that
some of the citizens of Georgia are aware
that tbey want that “golden egg” of yours—
but fellow countrymen the ring would make
you believe it was at least half brass.
Be not deceived I
The Western & Atlantic Railroad with all
its attachments is worth 10,000,000 of dol
lars as well as one dollar is worth another.
But the Constitution in conclusion says if
any “serious attempt will ever be made to sell
this valuable property” that it, the Consti
tution, “will oppose such a plan with all its
soul and strength.”
Think before you vote.
If the road is sold it will be sold subject
to the lease, and therefore what is “writ
in the bond" will then guard the people’s
interest as well as now.
The people would, no doubt, be enlight
ened by a few figures regarding the earnings
of their railroad —
During the year last past the gross earn
ings of the State road exceeded the
enormous sum of one million four hundred
and ninety thousand dollars.
Os this the expenditures including all
costs of running and equipping the road,
the building of iron bridges, the purchase of
stetl rails, consumed 52 per cent, of the
earnings, say seven hundred and seventy
four thousand eight hundred dollars
which left a balance ot seven hundred and
fifteen thousand two hundred dollars.
Take front this three hundred thousand dol
lars paid to the State for rent and the les
sees have a net profit of four hundred and
fifteen thousand two hundred dollars and
yet the organ of the Railroad Ring tells
you thaj this grand property, if sold, would
“most probably not bring over $3,000,000."
I would call the-people’s attention to an
other fact; In the 52 per cent, of disburse
ments is tiicluded the sum of SOO,OOO paid
to the Ifessees as interest on their income
bonds. Add io their profit as stated
above and you have a profit to the lessees
after all expenses are paid ; after the iron
bridges are paid for : after the steel rails
are paid for; after the small rental is hand
ed over to the State, you have, I say, a
profit to the lesse.eS of more than five hun
dred and five thousand dollars and with
all these facts before them the “organ of
the Railroad Ring” tells the dear people
that this their property, if sold, would
“most probably not bring over $3,000,000.”
It is the opinion of the present managers
of the State road that the expenditures this
year will not exceed 37 per cent, of the
gross earnings—this decrease in the dis
bursements, which is probable, because iron
bridges and steel rails 'tis said, will last
from twenty to forty years —would increase
the profits of the lessees of the State road
to about six hundred and fifty thousand
Let the people form their own estimate
of the opinions expressed by the organ of
the “ railroad ring.”
Add $300,000 to $650,000 and you have a
sum almost equal to a nett income of 10
per cent, on $10,000,000 —and yet the “rail
road ring” organ says that if the State
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 28. 1880.
Road is sold it would “ most probably not
bring over $3,000,000.”
Let the people draw their own conclu
sions as to the intent of the article of the
Constitution's referred to, which is present
ed herewith. With the results of Governor
Colquitt’s manipulation of the State’s finan
ces before the people, can they be willing to
trust his judgment in the management of
any disposition that may be made of their
property, the State Road ? Keiv.
THE STATE ROAD.
Ten years ago the legislature leased the
Western and Atlantic Road for the term of
twenty years. One half of that time has ex
pired and the State has received $3,000,000
in Cash from the lessees. The lease has ten
years yet to run, and in that time the State
will receive $3,000,000 in cash. In the term
of the lease it will have paid the enormous
sum of $6,000,000. •
It is an essential part of this lease that
the road shall be run with absolute impar
tiality, and the humblest citizen has the
right to test the impartiality of its manage
ment in the courts. It is also “writ in the
bond” that the road sTall be returned at the
end of the lien in as good condition as it
was when first leased —the State being put
under no expense for repairs. It will be
seen, therefore, that we have a square in
come of $300,000 a year, without a dollar of
outlay subject to no contingency and with
out any depreciation of the property. A
safer investment no State ever made —a bet
ter investment Georgia cannot make.
Aside from the fact that the State should
control in the interest of all sections and all
classes, this most important railroad within
her borders —the key, as it were, to its en
tire system of roads —as a purely financial
matter, the road should never be sold. It
could never bring, at any sale, more than
$5,000,000, and most probably not bring over
$3,000,000. The chances are that the few
men rich enough to make a serious bid for
the road would pool their b.ds, and carry it
off for less than $3,000,000. But if it were to
bring $5,000,000, we should be throwing up
what now pays 6 per cent, on that sum. The
State is floating 4 per cents, now, and to
change an investment that is paying 6 per '
cent., and not impairing the property and
fully protecting the public rights, would be
a criminal blunder. We have no idea that
any serious attempt will ever be made to
sell this valuable property. If such an at
tempt is ever made the Constitution will op
pose such a plan with all its soul and
strength, and before every tribunal.
The following table embraces the returns
from all the counties heard from up to this
For A. H. Colquitt-. For R. E. Lester :
Appling 1 Bulloch 2
Baker 2 Bryan . 2
Banks 2 Berrien 2
Brooks 2 Chatham 6
Burke Coffee ...t
Butts..... ~.2 Calhoun 2
Cher0kee......... 2 Camden 2
Coweta 4 Clinch 2
Colquitt 2 Charlton 2
Chattahoocnee........2 Echols 2
Dawson 2 Emanuel 2
Dougherty 4 Effingham 2
Douglass 2 Hart 1
DeKalb 2 Hall 2
Dodge 2 Irwin 2
Decatur ...4 Jackson 4
Elbert 2 Jefferson 4
Fayette 1 Lowndes 2
Forsyth 2 Liberty 2
Greene 4 Madison 2
Gwinnett 2 Marion 2
Glynn 2 McDuffie 2
Glascock 2 Montgomery 1
Houston 6 Mclntosh 2
Habersham 2 Pickens 2
Hancock 4 Randolph 1
Jasper 2 Screven 2
Johnson .2 Tatnall I
Lincoln 1 Terrell 2
Lee ..... 2 Webster .2
Lumpkin .2 Ware 2
Miller 2 Washington 4
Mitchell 2 Wilkinson 2
Murray 2 Wilcox 1
Newt0n........ 4 Early ..J
Putnam 2 Total 72J
Sumter 3 p jf Hardeman
Twiggs 2 Appling 1
Tatnall Bibb. 6
Uniota. 2 8a1dwin:...............2
White 2i Crawford ; 2
Walton 2; Coffee 1
Walker.. 2| Dodge.. 2
Warren 2i Dade 2
Wayne 2i Gordon 1
Wilcox 1 Harris 4
Wayne ..2. Lincoln ...1
Worth.. v 2J Maeon .4
Richmond ..?6j Montgomery 1
Floyd >4! Paulding.... .....1
Whitfield...... ...21 Randolph 1
Clay 2 Sumter 1
Pulaski 2 Stewart 4
Early IJ Talbot 4
Schley...s.,■■■>■■■ .2.Telfair..: .>.....,,2
Troup 4 T0ta1..... 42
Total 155 J
For L. J. Gartrell : Chattahoochee, 2
Chattooga 2 Muscogee 4
Fayette 2 Pierce.... .....4
Gordon 1 Cat005a.............,-..2
Hart 1 Total 18
Morgan 2 Hiram Warner :
Pike 2 Meriwether 4
Rabun ....2 Milton 2
Taliaferro 2 Paulding 1
Fulton 6; Total 7
Haralson. ........,»...2| .
Total 29 wood.
' Fannin 2
Returns ,from 135 counties as above
Colquitt has received of that number... 155 J
Anti-Colquitt “ “ “ _ " 164 J
Whole number of delegates in Conven-
tion v 352
Two-thirds of Convention 235
Majority of Convention 177
Richmond Commonwealth suspended.
Ole Bull is very ill and cancels his en
P>of. Riley recommends London purple
for the cotton worm.
The Princess Beatrice will meet Empress
Eugenie off Osborn to-day.
Edward Hogan, of Brooklyn, fa'ally cut
his wife with a razor Monday night.
Geo. Washington was lynched in Stewart
county, Tenn., by a mob last Thursday.
Bismarck is taking a summer trip, and
will not return to Berlin before Christmas.
Mrs. Lumden, living on
Fond, N, C., was killed by lightning yester
Three or four men robbed the Middle
town, Conn., Savings Bank yisterday at
’ There will be a judicial investigation of
Mrs. Annie Wetmore's alleged suicide in
Thos. Delana, of Chicago, has a fractured
skull His wife confesses that she gave it
Mrs. Edward Grayson wife of a promi
nent citizen of Dayton, 0., has suicided by
Capt. George D. Wise is the democratic
nominee for congress in the 3rd Virginia
Dr. Tanner slept a good deal on his 29th
day. There is not much change in his
’’Varnbrock’s extensive furniture factory
in St. Louis was destroyed by fire Tuesday
John Diggs, near Darnestown, Md., has
been hung by a mob for outraging Mrs.
'Three men cut off by black damp in a
mine at the Keeley Run colliery, Penn.,
died before they could be relieved.
Horace Shoemaker murdered Win. Tig
gert in Montgomery county, Tenn., last
Saturday. Shoemaker defies arrest.
In Oakland, Cal., Edward Schroder, tel
ler of a bank, shot and killed Dr. Alfred
Lefevre. Schroder’s wife is mixed up with
Milton Story, living 25 miles south of
Nashville, died the other day from hydro
phobia. He was bitten by a mad dog last
In addition to his present command, Gen,
Hancock has been assigned the department
of the South during the absence of Gen. C.
Maj. R. F. Fouche is a democratic candi
date for the slate senate in the 42d district.
Messrs. A. A. Marshall and John W. Tur
ner are candidates for the house.
Side oI the Memphis Branch Railroad.
' Hons e Courier.
The Memphis Branch Railroad was sold
I by Gov. Colquitt in Rome on the first Tues
day in August 1877.
According to the advertisement it was to
be sold for cash, and it was then supposed
that cash or its equivalent in bonds of the
State or bonds of the road endorsed by the
State, would be required, as stated in the ad
vertisement. The city of Rome had contrib
uted to the building of the road SIOO,OOO
of her bonds, and the citizens of Floyd
county had contributed several thou
sand of their private funds to the
same purpose. General Philips acting as
agent for the Marietta and North Georgia
Railroad company became the purchaser
for $9,000 of all the cars, the engine and the
cross ties, together with five miles of rails—
and without paying the money be was al
lowed to remove them all. The Governor
in his message to the Legislature of 1878
says: “ This last named company being
unable to pay the amount of said bid in
cash, I consented in behalf of the State
that payment of said sum be deferred until
the first day of January, 1881, the company
in the meantime paying interest thereon an
nually at the rate of seven per cent."
Almost any citizen of Rome or of Floyd
county, would have been glad to buy this
property on the same terms. It is singular
that the Governor allowed the property to
be removed under the circumstances. He
ought to have known before he permitted
the removal that the purchaser could not
pay, and he ought not to have permitted the
removal until the cash was paid.
General Phillips is presumed to have
known that he could not pay the
cash when he bid for the property, and it is
hardly probable that he would have made
the purchase without some previous under
standing with the governor. Was it fair to
this city and community that this advan
tage should have been taken of them—
ought not the governor in justice to our
people have given them the same opportu
After Senator Hill's Place. •
The term of Hon. B. H. Hill, as senator,
expires March 4th, 1883. The legislature
that assembles preceding that date elects
his successor. The design of the Kirkwood
crowd is to defeat him with Gov. Colquitt.
The peculiar electioheering of Gov. Col
quitt, a nd his pressed-for-time iriend, Gen.
Gordon,is not solely for the purpose of win
ning the executive salary or vindication.
Gov. Colquitt has been hungering for some
time for that pay of at least $6,000 on
which Gen. Gordon could not live. Col
quitt and Gordon are opposed to Mr. Hill,
and the first is very anxious to get his
place. If he secures the governorship a
second time, which we don’t believe he
will, he will put in his work to beat Mr.
Hill before the legislature. It would have
been better for this last gentleman to have
commenced the fight by running as a dele
gate before the convention. He will have
to make it some day, and the sooner he
takes his stand the better, for the struggle
will come. It was intimated in Atlanta
that if Mr. Hill remained on the ticket for
anti-Colquitt delegates, it would be opposed
by work and money; therefore Mr. Hill
withdrew and wrote a letter to Georgians
cautioning them against personalism. It
has ( been stated and reiterated for several
years that Gov. Colquitt had senatorial as
pirations. He cannot oppose his own ap
pointed nenator, and hence he will claim to
be further vindicated cf the Murphy mat
ter, he should be elected in the place’of Mr.
Hill. Yindication ishis strongest move.
TIFT'S TALL TALK.
Two of Grn. Gordon’s QneMioiiN An
swered in an Unexpected Shope.
In his speech at Perry, Gen. Gordon said
that Nelson Tift was the only man who had
made charges against Colquitt over his own
name. “Who is Tift ?” said Gen. Gordon.
“And whete was he from 1861 to 1865 ?"
Replying to these questions in the Ma
con Telegraph, Col. Tift said that in 1874,
when he was preparing to go to Europe
to make arrangements for through bills of
lading and low rates of freight between
Liverpool and all important points South
and West, he met Senator Gordon in Wash
ington who gave him the following letter:
United States Senate Chamber,
Washington, D. C.,
June 22, 1874.
This will introduce the Hon, Nelson
Tift, of Gt orgia, former member of Con
gress from that Sta’e. I cannot too highly
commend him as a gentleman of the high
est character and enterprise. The fact of
his selection by the people of Georgia to
represent the important interests which
carry him to England is a sufficient intro
duction. I earnestly commend him and
his enterprise to business men of Europe.
John B. Gordon,
U. S. Senator from State of Georgia.
Col. Tift says Gordon also gave h’m an
equally strong letter to Hon. J. P. Benja
min, on which Benjamin, who had known
Tift in Richmond, gave him a strong en
dorsement from his personal knowledge.
Col. Tift dryly remarks. “Since that time
1 have tried to maintain this good charac
ter which Senator Gordon then vouched
In answer to Gordon's second question
Col. Tift says:
As to where I was from 1861 to 1865 the
records of the navy department of the
Confederate government will show that tny
brother, Mr. A. F. Tift, and myself in 1861,
tendered our services to the government
upon the express condition that we would
not receive any pecuniary compensation
whatever for our services. Our proposi
tion was accepted. We were appointed
agents of the navy department and served
according to the best of our ability and to
the entire satisfaction of the government
during the war. First, in the construction
of the ironclad Mississippi, at New Orleans.
Se . ond, the conversion of the British ship
“Fingajl” into the ironclad, "Atlanta.
Third, in the erection and management of
important establishments in Albany for the
supply of provisions—beef, bread, flour and
meal—to the navy, and sometimes supple
menting needed supplies for the army or
for its prisoners.
In the investigation which was made by
the Confederate Congress, through a com
mittee of which Hon. C. C. Clay, of Ala
bama, whs chairman, into the management
of the Navy Department, in which our
conduct in the building of the ironclad
Mississippi formed a prominent part, the
committee, in their report, paid us a high
compliment for the faithful discharge of
our duties as agents of the government.”
These answers will doubtless fully inform
Gen. Gordon as to who Col. Tift is and
where he was between 1861 and 1865.
A brass band is contemplated in Monroe.
Capt. Cates Carrington, aged 84, died in
Coweta county last Friday.
Asbestos and corundum have recently
been discovered near Monroe.
Mrs. Hussey, of Forsyth, has written a se
rial story for the Savannah News.
A Covington man has a blanket that, has
been in constant use for 64 years.
Rev. G. A. Nunnally has been elected
financial agent of Mercer University.
John Carter, colored, fell dead in Colum
bus Monday, while eating a watermelon.
Old father Cheatham, of Madison county,
aged 94, works 12 hou s a day in open air.
It is said that a Cincinnati man will start
a cotton tie manufactory in Rome, this fall.
The peach crop is a greater failure in
Georgia than has been known for many
The branch railroad from Social Circle to
Monroe will be completed in about six
Many of the caterpillers discovered in
Dougherty and Baker counties turn out to
be silk worms.
Ed Musgrove was mashed between the
cars at Columbus, the other day, but was
not seriously injured,
It is thought that Mr. Frank Halleck, of
Rome, has skipped, jumped or vamoosed,
having bis creditors in the lurch.
Wesley Knowlton, confined in Butler jail
for outraging an 80 year old lady, was
killed by unknown parties Monday night.
The Newnan Herald thinks that Rev. W.
A. Candler’s tirade against the press at
Barnesville has not curtailed the circulation
of any Georgia paper.
W. H. Waldrop, a married man, whose
wife and two children live near Griffin, ran
away last Sunday with the 14 year old
daughter of a poor widow woman. He is
A goat walked into the office of a Savan
nah Justice of the peace, last Monday, stole
a warrant that had just been written and
proceeded to chew it up. Another warrant
had to be procured.
Awaliliiv an Investigation.
Last night a street hack belonging to Mr.
Charley Wells and in charge of Joe
Stephens was wrecked badly. Stephens
had left the team standing near the Kimball
House, when the horses becime frightened
and started up Whitehall street at a rapid
gate towards Mr. Wells’ stable on Broad,
but when they arrived at the stable only a
small portion of the hack was with them,
the greater part being scattered along the
Stephens is now in the calabose awaiting
DOVE, undying, solid love, whose
root is virtue, can no more die than vir
tue itself. —Erasmus.
STATE POLITICAL NOTES.
Col. Jack Brown will probably run for
congress against Gen. Phil Cook.
Persons, Smith, Cox and Pou are making
an active canvass for congress in the 4th.
Gov. Colquitt was expected to speak to
day at an agricultural festbal in Rockdale.
The Augusta News says: "A dark horse
will probably win in the gubernatorial con
It is rumored that a Weaver and Cham
ber’s greenback ticket will be put out in
An Augusta lawyer predicts that Hon. J.
C. C. Black’s speech against the Colquitt
administration will yet send him to Con
The Raine Tribune says the gubernatorial
delegates should vote fur uo ' cat in a bag."
This will please the govenor He is down
on “yellow eyed cate.”
Bill Moore says in the Augusta News:
“Jim Yanks, of Atlanta, is only 33. We
don’t know why, but we always had the im
pression that he was about 415 ”
The Columbus Enquirer of Tuesday gives
Colquitt 164, Lester 62, Hardeman 52, Gar
trell 19, Warner 7, Underwood 2, unin
The Macon Telegraph does not believe that
any of the gubernatorial estimates are cor
rect. The Telegraph also fays: It seems
now to be prooable that Colquitt will fall
from twelve to twenty short of the requisite
two-thirds in the state convention, and some
feel considerable apprehension of a dead
lock, or some other damaging discrepancy.
The Walton county Vidette says : Dr.
Stewart, of Rockdale county, candidate for
the Senate, was at the Loganville barbecue
on Thursday last, and made a "speech.”
We learn from several gentlemen who were
in attendance that he advised the laboring
classes and farmers that the time had come
for them to come to the front and take hold
and revolutionize the legislation of the
country. He wanted to sec all the laws of
Georgia—including the fifty-seven volumes
of Supreme Court reports —brought into a
compass no larger than an old-fashioned
spelling book- The doctor is evidently a
demagogue, pure and simple, and will be
elected to remain at home. Does the doc
tor belong to the laboring class ?
itte Moon Not a Dead Star.
Dr. H. J. Klein, who years ago an
nounced a new crater in that world of
extinct volcanoes, the moon, has a brief
article in La Nature, in which he gives
reasons for believing that the moon is
not dead. He has recently examined
drawings of the neighborhood of the new
crater by Gruithuisen, which strongly
confirm the theory of recent changes on
the lunar surface, and cites also the
drawings of Messi’s. Neb on and Green
in further proof thereof. Prof. Klein
adds that he anuourcid the new depress
ion near Hygihns as a crater from anal
ogy. It is a crater funnel, and even one
of the largest. Toward the south there
s a shallow spOon-shaped hollow, which
terminates in a second small crater. Di
full sunlight, when the interior of the
large hollow of the crater is no longer in
shadow, the spoon-shaped hollow may
still be seen as a gray spot. By the use
of high powers it is remarked that the
environs of the new crater appear’ to be
fissured in a bewildering manner. Two
fine furrows, like clefts in the soil, which
extend from N. toward the Snail mount
ain, are the finest objects on the mown.
It is impossible as yet to decide whether
this formation is really volcanic. There
is one curious fact, however, which
would seem to indicate that a mountain
of smoke has at one time been seen on
the moon. On July 2, 1797, Schroter
and Orbers examined a mountain situ
ated in the Sea of Vapors. This mount
ain, which was ascertained to be 3,450
feet high, has been seen neither before
nor since, and was probably merely a
mass of vapor. The formation measured
by Schroter has disappeared from the
moon, and nearly in the same spot there
is now a crater. There sometimes occur,
too, on the surface of the moon, nebulous
strata of very long duration, which have
uo analogues o:>. the earth. He who ex
amines carefully the materials furnished
by the numerous observations made on
lunar formations from the time of
Gruithuisen up to our own day, says Prof.
Klein, will arrive at the conclusion that
t.liiugs arc going on upon the surface of
this neighboring world which we as yet
can know nothing about.
An Illinois gentleman counts among
liis treasures, and very rightly, too, a
quaint old ambrotype of Abraham Lin
coln. It shows a gaunt and awkward
man of 37 seated in an old rush-bottomed
chair, and dressed in well-worn dark
clothes, with an old-fashioned stock, and
his uncombed hiur standing out in al I
An Administration that Will Vindicate
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to office for intrinsic merit and not because
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the people throw overboard all candidates,
and make their own selections from the en
tire party, then will we have a good and
pure administration that will vindicate it
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