$7.00 a Year.
The Electoral bill received the prompt
support of the chivalric Bayard yesterday,
and passed the Senate by a good majority.
A better synopsis of the bill than that
furnished by the Associated IVcsh was
printed in Thk Six Wednesday morning.
The News and Courier says the .South
Carolina Democrats can relinquish every
"tissue ballot" and leave their candidates
u sufficient majority.
NOTKN OUTII AltOM.M W
Wilke&boro has had snow.
. . - . - '
Durham has a well organized board of
The Messenger ays Wayne county to
bacco it taking the lead.
The semi-annual examinations at 'the
University continue until the 20th.
.Rev. W. S. Bynuni, rector of St. Iiuma
bis, Greensboro, Episcopal Church, is ill.
Rev. Mr. Whitfield, of Charlotte, is
preaching some revival sermons in Wades
boro. The Hhelby Aurora says Mr. W. M.
Long's leg "was broken by the kicking of a
Mr. Hiram J. Ham, a Goldsboro uierch-.
-ant. has failed, makintr an assignment for
the benefit of his creditors.
The Winston Sentinel reports the pra
toably fatal shooting of Jim -Smith by Iwis
Uohanen, his futher-iu-law.
The Nutshell says the Revenue steamer
Yt. A. Stephens reports a schooner on the
swash near Hatteras. Tuesflav. Sea
- While Kev. X. U. Cobb will move from
Lilesville, the Wadesboro Herald says he
lias not accepted the Presidency of Judson
Mr Joseph Pugh, of Bertie, was nearly
drowned by getting bis boat capsized m
the Koanoke. ne clunjr on for two miles
Tarboro Southerner: General W. (J.
Lewis will live on the Mordecai farm next
year, having purchased one-half of K. 1'.
Battle's interest. '
A catamount or North American tiger,
was recently killed in Alexander counfy by
Mr. W. C. Linney. The Landmark holds
one of its feet.
L The Economist resrets to hear of the
ua,lini ii nra : fcw a UrrtK VT7 n trpp ffillinrr
on him, of Mr. Wilson Ilasket, who lives
near Elizabeth City.
On Thursday, lie v.. ".Dr. Marshall joined
together in marriage Mr. John A. I'em
berton, of Fayetteville, and Miss Maggie
II. Gibboney, bf Wytheville, Va.
Hon. 11. 11. Bridgers having been put in
nomination for U. S. Senater, the Tarboro
Southerner says a man who can manage a
big railroad successfully is competent for
Ilev, F. W. Eason, pastor of Middle
, Street Baptist Church, Newbern, has re
ceived by express an elegant gold headed
cane from citizens of Fayetteville, where
he lived recently.
Tarboro Southerner: We knocked a
man dowa for asking us Monday why
O'Hara was like a good cook. We buried
him when he said 'cause he was trying to
clean the K itch in. "
The Raleigh Observer says that while
bringing some meat to the market in that
city, Mr. C. T. Thomas was accidentally
shot in the leg by a pistol in the hands of
a companion, Gaston Johnson.
We learn by the Patriot that at Guil
ford Court, W. J. Blaylock, who carried
one pf Mr. Yanatory'B harses with a buggy
to Tennessee, has been convicted and sen
tenced by Judge Kerr to the penitentiary
.for seven years.
The Washington Press learns that a no
torious character named Bob Brown on last
Saturday night without any provocation
inflicted some very severe wounds upon
the person of Mr. Geo. Cherry, in Tranter's
. Creek district, cutting his threat by sever
ing his wind pipe and making some very
ugly gashes in his arm and shoulder.
Yadkin Presbytery (Northern Presby
teriaa) after deliberation, report resolu
tions exonerating Kev. J. A. Chresfield
from the charges brought against him, but
admitting that there were slight acts of
imprudence on his part. They recommend
that he be changed to another field as soon
as the way be clear.
Meetings have been held, within the
past week, in Newborn and Pollocksville,
urging additional appropriations from
Congress for internal improvements for
the Neuse and Trent rivers. Gen. Robert
Ransom was present at the Newbern meet
ing, says the A tit shell, and gave an excel
lent description of the work, now being
done under his supervision. In a few days
he will be beyond Kinston, and will have
spent $10,000 out of a 40,000 appropria
tion The meeting thanked (Jen. Han
som. Remarks were made by Hons. M. E.
Manly and W. J. Clarke, and Henry R.
Bryan, Esq. Committee to memorialize
Congress an appropriation of 100,000 was
The' Xews and Courier reports the
finding on Thursday ; near Charleston, of
the body of Mr. Thomas Edwards Screven,
recently a clerk in the Eagle Hotel, Ashe
villc, and insurance asreut. lie was shot
and a gnu lay across his body. Thomas
Dupree, col.j who first saw and reported
that he was lying there, was arrested on
suspicidn. Mr. Screven was about twenty
three years of age.
A Study in Optics.
A remarkable case of defective vision is
that of the three children of Jas. Howard,
a seafaring man, whose family live en
Ocraooke Island. They become totally
blind each day immediately after the sun
goes dowd. If by chance they happen to
be iu the yard playing when the sun sets,
playthings are instantly laid aside, and ef
forts made to reach the house, when they
soon after retire and sleep soundly until
uurise, after which their sight is described
as beiag restored and, to all appearances,
perfectly unimpaired. The youngest is
ana the oldest ten years old; two
oj and one girl, all of liSht complexion.
in. "Lej!" are light blue and there is noth-
& hmu mem that appears at all strange
EARLY AND MIDNIGHT REPORTS.
iOV. IIAIIITO. I.TIE'ltOYI'I.
-His Friends Wore Hopeful.
Sun Sjininl. JJixjiatv.'i .
Com mhia, Dec. lo.li.l.Vp. in.
A 1. 1 I
ton s eoniiiuou ha..- uern
for the last few days. The physi;ian.- re
gard hiui greatly improve! to-day, and
friends in .attendance announce a decided
improvement tonight, lie is not out of
danger, but all are more hopeful than "at
any time since the ainpiitution of his leg.
J. A. 11.
Coli jibu, .S. C, Dee. 1.5. (iuv. Hamp
ton rested comfortably last night, and the
attending physicians rport him as much
Scene in a .civ York t'ourl.
Nkw Youk, Dee. l.'i. A dramatic scene
was enacted in the ieii,e;-;il Sessions this
morning, previous to the-sentencing of Dr.
Bradford, convicted of causing the death
of Sarah Victoria Couriers by malprac
tice. His counsel made an appeal for a
new trial Cn legal points, and an additional
ground of newly discovered evidence. The
prisoner addressed the court, protesting his
innocence and narrating the manner in
which he discovered his new evidence.
While in the -Tombs, a young woman
visited him, and remarked that she had
some little things -belonging to "Vickie"'
Couriers. He closely questioned her, und
she admitted performing operations upon
the girl. At this point the wQinan, who
had been sittinr in court, arose, and in a
thrilling tone, exclaimed. .'It is all true : I
confess, before (iod and Jesus Christ, that
I am guilty, and that man is innocent.''
The woman then made her way to the
side of Bradford, and gave the details of
the crime. She stated that it was onlv
after continued solicitations on the part of
the girl, that she consented to perform the
operation, and that she received therefor
sixty dollars. Frightened' at the conse
quences' of the act, she took the girl to
Dr. Bradford. After making" her promise
not to tell, she returned her ten dollars out
of the sixty, and then left her in the doc
'The woman subsequently gave horname
as Madame Clerardi, clairvoyant, of 1C")
Pierrepont street. Br'ooklyn '
After a brief conversation between the
counsel, Judge Sutherland quietly turned
to the-womau and remarked-:
"1 think we have had enough of your
stary. You have got through vour part of
Assistant District Attorney Rollins ad
dressing the Court, said: "Haven't we
had enough of this ? This man has added
to his many infamies by bringing this wo
man here to tell her liqs." and then moved
for a sentence, Judge Sutherland denied
a motion for a new trial, but granted 20
days to prepare exceptions. s Then he sen
tenced the prisoner (who again protested
his innocence) to the Sate prison for 14
years and G months. "1 lie prisoner stag
gered by the sentence, was condoled with
by the self-accused woman, who again and
again reiterated his innocence. After his
removal, Madame Cherardi left the Court.'
no effort being made to detain her.
Piiu.ADKKi'iiiA. Pa., Dec. 13. The ses
sion of the Union League of America were
more largely attended yesterday, than any
day before, many members'!' the National
Council arriving from Western and South
The Council reconvened at 0 o'clock,
ex-Governor Newell, of New Jersey, pre
siding. An address to the nations was adopted,
and officers for the ensuing vear elected.
Arrangements were completed for the
appointment of an executive committee of
ten, of whom five are to be in New York
and live in Washington.
Darmstadt, Dec; K5. The condition of
the (irand Duchess of Hesse, is alarming
the fever having increased and the swellinir
having reached the larnvx.
London, Dec. A man named Mad
den, was arraigned at Bow street to-day,
charged with having ..made' threats against
the life of Queen Victoria. It appears
that he is a harmless lunatic, and has been
known as such for twenty years. past, and
the affair is regarded as unimportant.
In the House of Commons to-day. Sir
Stafford Northcote. Chancellor of the Ex
chequer, said there was no truth in the
statement of the Renin telegram that a
confidential communication from Germany,
alluded to by Mr. Burke in the House of
Commons recently, was a proposal that
England should assume a protectorate over
Constantinople, etc. Nortbcotc declared
that the communication referred onlv toJ
the execution of the treaty of Berlin. He
also announced that he would shortly
move for government money by ' Parlia
ment, to aid the distressed people of the
Intelligence was cived at" Vienna that
the chiefs of the Albanian-League have
demanded the incorporation of all allavian
districts, as autonomous provinces. That
they intend to act on the defensive; have
refused to aid the Porte against the Ma
cedonian insurgents ; have promised to
protect Podyonitza against Montenegro,
and have advised the inhabitants of Nan-
bazar not to attack the Austrian troops
Liverpool Cotton Circular.
Livkrpool, Dec. 13. This week's circu
lar of the Liverpool cotton brokers' asso
ciation says : Cotton has been heavy
throughought the week and. closes much
depressed and with further considerable
decline. For most descriptions of Ameri
can there was a fair demand with a pres
sure to sell. 1 rices are irregular ami xe-
daced one-eigth of a peuny to a farthiner.
In the Sea Island business is very limited
and prices unchanged. J? utures there were
increased in depression and they cloie.very
weak at a decline of l-32d. for near and
7-32d. for more distant positions.
WILMINGTON, N. C,
THE FEDERAL. CAPITAL.
Forty-Fifth ConffresaJIr. Bayard
Speaks in Favor of Mr. Ed
munds' Electoral Bill It
to be Investigat
ed Board of
Blaine Again Postponed. Ete.
Wasmi xoton, Dec. 13. Sf.vate Dur
ing the morning .hour a number of bills
were introduced and referred, among them
the following :
By Mr. Plumb of Kansas : A bill to pro
vide fwr a temporary increase of the army
in cases f emergency. Referred to cpm
mittee on military affairs.
By 'Mr. Gordon of Georgia: A bill to
secure more efficient collection of revenne
from cigers; Referred to committee oa
By Mr, Conkling of New York : A bill
to amend the laws relating to pensions.
Referred to committee on pensions.
Mr. Conkling said this bill con
cerned the fees of pension agents. He op
Iosed the recent action on that subject,
which fixed the xnaxiraum rate of fees. Un
der operations of this bill the attorneys
refused to act. The bill just introduced
came to him with letters from persons en
titled to pension, complaining that under
the guise of protecting them a law ha-d
been put upon the statute books prevent
ing them from securing the services of re
At the expiration of the morning hour
the Senate resumed the consideration of
the unfinished business, being Mr. Ed
munds' bill in regard to the countof the
electoral votes. Mr. Bayard spoke in favor
of the bill.
Following Mr. Bayard Mr Eaton spoke
in opposition to the 'bill. In his judgment
there could be constitutionally no legisla
tion upon this cpuestion. There ought not
to be any interposition by Congress be
tween the States and the Constitution in
regard to choosing electors. After a con
siderable discussion the bill passed by a
Vote of 35 to 2G. .
The bill, as passed, provides that elec
tors of the President and Vice-President
diall be appointed, in each State on the
first Tuesday in October in every fourth
year and on the same day in October or
whenever there shall be a vacancy in both
the offices of President and Vice-President.
The electors are to meet and give their
votes for President and Vice-President on
the second Monday in January next fol
lowing, at such place in each State as the
Legislature of such State shall direct. In
ease cf-a vaca'ney in both office of Presi
dent and Vice-President occurring more
than two months net preceding the first
Tuesday in October, the Secretary of.State
shall cause the ratification thereof to be
made to. the Executive of every State. It
further provides that each State may pro
vide by law (enacted prior to the day
named for the appointment of electors)
for the appointment "of such electors for
the trial and determination of any contro
versy concerning their appointment before
the time fixed for their meeting in Janu
ary. The electoral vote, shall be counted
by the two Houses of Congress on the
second Monday o'f February succeeding.
House A resolution lookiug to'an in
vestigation .of the official conduct of J. J.
Davenport, United States superviser of
elections, was adopted without objection,
after being amended. This resolution pro
vides -for an investigation into his conduct
on days of registration.
The Executive Committee of the Na
tional Board of Trade, in session here,
agreed to hold its meetings in Washington
uniformly, instead of various cities in turn,
The Council has laid before the appro
priate committees of Congress the action
of the board, favoring a systematic and
thorough revision of tariff's by a competent
commission, to unite with the one repre
senting the Dominion of Canada in forming
a new and broad reciprocity treaty, as &
oasis ipr negotiating between tne two
governments concerned a modification of
the navigation laws the assertion by the
General Government of its authority and
jurisdiction over the navigable waters of
the country, and the establishment of a de
partment of commerce as a branch of the
(rnvprnmpnf if liavp in . elinrrrp vtiripil
c.. ...... , -v. -" e -
industrial interests of the nation.
From the returns to the Department of
Agriculture, it estimated the aggregate
wheat crop to be 425.000 bushels..
Among the details of the army reorgan
ization are provisions that "Hereafter all
vacancies in grade second Lieutenant,,
shall be filled by appointments from grad
uates of the military academy, and promo
tions of meritorious soldiers. And that,
The general officers shall be selected from
the army, the Major Generals from the
Brigadier Generals, and the Brigadier
Generals from the Field officers of the
i These provisions, with a section which
j requires appointments to the grades above,
cerial promotions to cover the subject of
appointments into the army. It is claimed
therefore, by members of the commission,
that the incidental repeal of section 1,218
ot the revised statutes, which forbids the
appointment in the army f any person
who served in the Confederate cause, will
not open the door to the appointment of
Confederate officers or soldiers to any
grade except that of second Lieutenant,
and to that only through graduation at
the military academy, or by promotion
Second Monday iu February succeeding
every meeting of the electors, every ob
jection shall be made in writing, stating
the reasons, and shall bevsigned by at least
one Senator and ne member of the House
Pending an earnest attempt bv Mr.
Blaine to take up his resolutioa regarding
the citizens being deprived of thtir consti
tutional rights, the Senate adjourned until
The House went into the committee of
the whole on tke private calendar without
any important action, aid adjourned until
The House naval committee met this,
morning, but the Republican members not
being prepared with a minority report on
the Robeson investigation subject, post
poned until Tuesday.
It was decided to hold a special meeting
to consider Representative Harris' bill for
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1878.
the reorganization of the navy, but a "date
was Bot fixed.
J. B. Little, IV M. Galbraitb, John E.
Gyles and L. B. Gillett has been appointed
U Ganger, and Aaren C. Merrick ami
Geo. P. Ferguson storekeepers and gang
ers for South Carolina- -
Ex-Attorney (ieneral Pierrepont has
leen appointed special counsel for the
United States for the Iewis will case.
This is the case of Mr. Lewis, the Brook
lyn millionaire, who left large bequests to
the government. The will has been con
tested by several women - tlaiming to be
relicts of the deceased.
A bill has been introduced in the Senate
to provide for the temporary increase ef
the army in aa emergency. It authorizes
the President, whenever in his judgment,
when exigencies of the frontier service re
quire it, to cause 25,000 enlisted men to
be added to the army to serve during such
The "committee on appropriation will
probably take action to-morrow in regard
to the continuance of the postal car ser
vice. .Sub-Committees have been appointed by
the Congressional committee on yellow
fever to prepare reports on the constitu
tional power of Congress to legislate on
the subject, the scope and method of in
vestigation v.m the selection of experts.
Matox, Ga., Dec. 13. Last night at
Cochran, C. R. Pennick committed suicide
by shooting himself through the heart.
Family trouble the cause.
Mili.kdokvim.e, Dec. 13. Hamp Gib
son fatally shot his brother-in-law, Style,
in a bar room.
Boston, Dec. 13. A detective has been
employed to look into the -affairs of Pat
rick Kerrav, a Providence wool dealer,
who failed" Oct. 18th. Liabilities $225,
000. It is alleged indications of fraud have
The Spanish Minister of Colonies has
introduced a bill in the chamber, author
izing the government to issue Cuban
bonds, and cancelling the contract for
1.250,000 piasters, concluded between the
Hispanola colonial bank and the treasury.
Cyprien Cost, of Looraz de Mirabel,
was hanged to-day at !5t. John's, Quebec,
for the murder of Matthew Matherlon.
He professed innocence of the crime, to
(reat Presence of Hind.
New York, Dec. 13. A serious catas
trophe was avoided this morning, by the
presence of mind of the Principals of the
Wooster street Public School. Fire broke
out in the building, but 1,200 children
were dismissed without a knowledge of the
fact, under a plea that carpenters were
coming to work. After all were in safetv.
the alarm was
and the fire extin-
Trial or a Counterfeiter Chief.
New York, Dec. 14. Michael Conner,:
the alleged chief of a gang
crs, was pJacea on trial in the tnited
States Court, to-day, who was indicted for
circulating bogus trade dollars and coun
terfeit notes on the Rank of Taraaqua,
A Joke on the I'oliee.
New Havex, Dec. 13. The arrest here
last night of Joseph S. Sypher, supposed
to be connected with the stealing of the
body of A. T. Stewart, appears to be a
joke on the police. Sypher will enter suit
against, the officer who arrested him.
V. E DX'EKDA YS SCEXE.
Blaine and His Bull-Dozing Kes
oiiitioiiK Tlmrmau and Lamar
-A Report Partly Favora
ble to Illaine.
Philadelphia Times, Independent, trilh Jtejnih-
Ucan Sympathies on Xational Questions.
Washington, Dec. 11. The speech of
Blaine was the sensation of to-day, but to
most of those who heard it was a disap
pointment. The ordinary visitor at the
Capital has an idea that when Mr. Blaine
is advertised to speak there must necessa
rily be a big scene, equalled only by a cir
cus with a great many performing animals
aud a ringmaster, to say nothing of a clown
or two. This idea has gained an existence
owing to the frequent shows in the House
ot Representatives in which Mr. Blaine
participated,' and most people have not
stopped to inquire whether the Maine
statesman was equal to anything greater
than low comedy or variety business.
Those who take the trouble to indulge in
a little reflection must have been most
agreeably surprised at Mr. Blaine's effort
to-day. It was dignified without being
stupid and it was severe without being
offensive. A larger crowd never gathered
in the north wing of the Capitol Intelli
gent officers of the Senate sav that not
.less than five thousand people were turned
away unable to gam admission in my
twelve years' experience in Washington,
visiting the Capitol during that time on
every great occasion, I have never seen so
big a crowd in the Senate chamber. Fvery
seat was occupied, aud all the aisles in the
galleries were packed and the doorways
were jammed full.
THE FLOOR CROWDED.
The floor of the chamber was also
crowded with members of the House and
other privileged persons, and the cloak
rooms were filled with ladies. Secretary
Evarts, Sir Edward Thornton, Admiral
Gore Jones, of the British navy; the
Spanish Charge, the Turkish Minister and
many other members of- the foreign lega
tions loeked down en the scene from the
diplomatic gallery. The household of the
white house, including Mrs. Hayes, occu
pied the front seat in the Senators' gallery.
Secretaries Sherman and Thompson, Postmaster-General
Key, General Sherman,
Lot Morrill, ex-Senators Williams, Robert
son, Fowler and Howell and other distin--guished
visitors occupied seats on the floor
of the chamber. So many members of the
Hoase were present that the business vu
practically suspended in that body. The
immense audience was unexpectedly orderly
and quiet aad listened to the dall routine
of business and the unmusical veice of the
reading elerk for an hur with commenda
SENATOR BLAINE OP EM 8.
Shortly before one o'clock Mr. Blaine
entered the chamber and passed unnoticed
to hia seat. A few preliminaries were
gone through and the speaker took the
tioor. He had the most respectful atten
tion of every one of the many thousands in
the chamber, except Mr. Conkling. who
pretended to be engrossed in his writing.
a3 he always pretends when Blaine has the
floor. As to the matter of the speech,
every person may judge for himself. The
manner of delivery was without fault
There was nothing of the aggressiveness
so common in Mr. Blaine, and he said very
pointed thingt without giving offense to
the other side of the chamber. To the ju
dicious observer, the effort to-day opened
a new phase in the Maine Senator's nature
the faculty of calmly, deliberately and
dispassionately discussing a party ques
tion. Those who expected a bullying
manner, loud talk and excited gesticula
tion, went away disappointed. The man
ner of the speaker was calm, forcible and
earnest throughout. When he closed
there was faint applause, and nobody had
the bad taste to congratulate him until
the adjournment of the Senate, when he
had quite an ovation.
Senator Tburman followed him in a
twenty minutes speech, which was in god
taste. He made some strong points and
avoided epithets and disagreeable allu
sions. A few words were exchanged be
tween him and Blaine, but nothing offen
sive were said by either. Senator Lamar
spoke a few minutes, and, although he
began very well, he did not add anything
to the Democratic side. The opinion is
to-night that the debate 'will not be pro
longed. Both partias are disposed to let
the subject rest where it is. Blaine an
nounced his purpose of calling up his reso
lution at the earliest day possible.
Another View or the Speech and
Xew York Iferald Special, 2tJi.
M,r. Edmunds, who did not conceal his
impatience at the whole discussion, rose as
soon as Mr. Lamar sat down and asked
that the Senate go on with the regular
order, and thus the brief debate closed,
having on the whole disappointed pretty
much everybody who came in the hope of
seeing a great neld day. it was good-
natured throughout, and the impression is
that Mr. Blaine's speech and motion fell
rather coldly even on a great many Repub
licans, and that it will require a good deal
of fanning to inflame anew the Northern
Republicans as well as Democrats are
saying te-night that Mr, Blaine would
have been wiser if he had taken the cue
from General Garfield, and had deprecated
instead of trying to inflame sectional feel
ing and suspicion. The very general im
pression is that he has made a blunder, and
Republicans, even of the stalwart kind, ad
mit that General Garfield struck the true
note for political success.
CO MM EXT OX THE BLAINE OIK-
Views of Nome Northern Paper.
blaine's speech a trick.
Xeio York Sun.
A less fcxpert politician would have fran
tically waved the bloody shirt, but Blaine
has not done this, knowing a trick worth
two of it. He has not sought to enlist the
sympathy of the. North for the bull-dozed
negro voters, but has touched at once the
available issue, asking the white people
of the Northern Btates : "Are you willing
that the white men of the Southern btates,
who fought against the Union, shall have
twice as much weight in choosing its rulers
and making its laws as yen have who
fought for it ? Is every vote cast by a
white man of the feouth to count as much
as two votes cast by white men of the
Xorth ? Is the section beaten in the civil
war to Le allowed, by the device of count
ing the negro voters enfranchised on paper,
but disfranchised in fact, to capture the
Government?" This is the drift of Blaine's
BLAINE ANSWERED BEFORE HE SPOKE.
Xcw York World.
In fact, from Mr. Blaine's own point of
view, it must be said that his speech was
answered before it was made, and answered
by a member of Mr. Blaine's own party.
Mr. Thurman's cool exposure of the speech
might have been expected, as might also
Mr. Lamar's gallant and effective defense
of his own people from groundless slanders
uttered from the most unworthy motives.
But Mr. Garfield showed much more po
litical sense and skill as well as much more
public spirit than Mr. Blaine when he said
on Tuesday that "the man who would at
tempt to get np a political excitement on
"old sectional issues would find himself
"without the support of the country, but
"the man who wanted to gain the good-will
'of the fcountry must put hicaself in line
"with its leading thought, and that was
"the restoration of business." The people
of the country eitertain certain expecta
tions of Congress, and the mischief of Mr.
Blaine's attempt to stir up strife, withont
so much as a dead negro in any Southern
State to start from, is that it prevents the
consideration of the public business. We
do not overrate the intelligence of the mass
of voters when we say that they are quite
capable of appreciating; Mr. Blaine's pre
ference of his own political interests to
their business interests at its true value,
and that therefore Mr. Blaine has made
what he will discover to be a political mis
take. AN IPETTOL'S STATESMAN.
Xew York Herald.
The ranch heralded speech of the emi
nent Senator from Maine seems to have
made but a feeble impression, first, because
it was dull; second, because it was not spo
ken but read; third, because the snbject is
too stale for anything new to be said upon
it, and fourth, because his fellow Senators
regarded his speech as a bid for the Presi
dency, and few of them are disposed to fa
vor his aspirations.
This able Senator has an important lesson
a quality m which General Grant h
strong as Mr. Blaine is depute, - .v
wj aou masieny inactmty" U a phra
of whose meaning this innitinn.
seems to have no conception. The n,
. " "T prmg3 up or an old onr
is revived Mr. Blame
monopolize it without waiting, Itke a w.rv
and prudent man. for ti
a - - wm v: ten is io
shew whether it has any strength. IUd
ne oee a oi a cooler and more calolatinr
temperament he would quietly hate in
spired some less coiuDimAna ..i .
offer his resolution, and without showing
his own hand have camed that Senator t.
get the resolution indorsed by the princ i-
iirpuuiicau lurmoers utiore onenng it
Hut when he introduced it himjir mi ik.
first day of the session, without conferring
with the older Republican Senator, be
sumed a positron as leadership which was
uuensive to tne pride, oi Messrs. Ceakling
and Edmonds. Of course thev could not
oppose a resolution to which even Mr.
Thnrman and Mr. Lamar were constrained
to give a polite asent. making no opposi
tion to its nassasre with an arruri,lnwf-
but the Republican Senators exhibited a
lumciupiuuus inuiuerence to the speech tv
occupying themselves witiother matter
duriug its delivery.
M1XIN; PRAISE AND BLAME.
There is no ooo man in the country who
careful deliverances on political issues re
so widely read by all parties, and no gen
erally accepted by the masses of his parti
san faith, as are those dT Senator Blaine.
He is the oracle of vital Republicanism :
the Harry Clay of the present ; the imper
sonation of chivalrous leadership, and.
taken in the Senate and on the hustings,
he is the ablest ot all who survive to cham
pion the Republican cause.
His brief but pungent speech delivered
in the Senate yesterday is as ingenious as
it is able, and as a party command, will Ik?
generally respected. It is fallacious in
some of its most important premises, but
where it is so, fallacy is so exquisitely in
terwoven with the truth, that it will le
difficult for the opposition to achieve con
spicuous success in answering it. The gen
eral principle of solidity of representation
complained of in the South, would apply to
Mr. Blaine's owar adopted New England
four-fifths of the time during the last wore
of years, and the same complaint could be
made against the West during the present
decade ; but we doubt whether the voice of
the distinguished Senator could ever Ik?
made to grow eloquent over the disfran
chisement of the entire Democracy oCA'cw
England. But Senator Blaine predicate
his complaint on specific violations of the
spirit or letter of the fundamental law in
tne South, and when he makes out that
part of his case he can be justified in his
The evident absence of candor on one
point takes a most vital link from the chain
of SenatomBlaine's argument. It is not a
proven fact that the colored voters of the
South, as a rule, have been in any way. de
nied the right of suffrage.
Nor can it be assumed because Republican
districts here and there elect Democrat ic
Congressmen; for both Republican and
Democratic districts North and South
have done the same thing when large ma
jorities had to be reversed. It must Ik?
established as exceptional from the politi
cal wrongs of all sections and all parties,
and as subversive of all government. To
score up the number of blacks in the South
and demand an equal Republican vote;
would be an absurdity too palpable for
Senator Blaine to accept, cqecially after
the impressive lesson his own. Republican
State gave him a few months ago; aad yet
wen these rules are applied to the agument
of the speeeh before us, they terribly skel
eton the impassioned sentences.
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