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St. gmtis iost-Srsuattl. Jribag, 12, 1SS0. I EADS' ARGUMENT, cr, Facial Operator, Cranium Manipulator and his ability to plan or carry out a project to connect the two great oceans must be obdurately perverse if th St. Louis bridge and the Mississippi jetties two engineering triumphs which have never been excelled on the globe fail to convince them.

BY JOSEPH rtTLITZEn. New York, we are at a loss to understand how it is that Mr. Springer manages to spend so much of his time playing shuttlecock between the capital and the metropolis. He does it, however, and every time he "returns from New York" he has something to. say about Tilden and his candidacy.

He has returned aain. He didn't sec Mr. Tilden this time but he saw Mr. Hewitt, and he has positive information that Mr. Tilden will cither be a candidate himself or name the Democratic nominee for President.

We had this news by the ordinary channels six months ago; but when Springer brings it fresh from New York it has a sort of ex cathedra sound, you know. The Only Evening Paper in St. Louis (Entered at the Tost-OfBce at St. Louis, as second class mall matter. TEUMS OF THE DAILY.

One year, postage paid $9 00 Blx months 1 50 One month (deltverea by carrier) 85 By the week (delivered by carrier) 20 TIIK WEKKLY. One year, pottage paid $1 00 Six months, postage paid 60 Specimen numbers sent free on application. Terms Cash, Invariably in advance. Money may be sent at our risk by I'ost-otHce order, draft, registered letter or in postage stamps. Postmasters and agents may retain teu per cent of all subscriptions at above rates.

Correspondence and news are always desired, but letters must be brief and must have the' genuine name of the author to be considered. Small advertisements under the head of "'Wanted," "Lost." Found," "For Ucnt," "Fo Sale," etc. insert ed for twenty-live cents. Ail business or news letters or telegrams bhould be addressed, POST-DISPATCH, 111 North Fifth Street. "All Advertisements Kequired by Law." "We do hereby, in pursuance of the statute in such case made and provided, award the publication of all advertisements, judicial notices and orders of publication iie-Qdiked by law to be made to said Dispatch Publishing Company, publishers of the Post-Dispatch.

"Witness our hands this 8th day ot November, A. D. 1879. "Elmer B. Adams, Wilbur F.

Boyle, 'John Wickiiam, James j. Lindley, "Amos M. Thater, "Judges Circuit Court City of St. Louis." AMUSEHESTS THIS EVENING. TOPE'S THEATER Y.

Criterion Comely Co. OLYMPIC THEATER Colville Kurlesqne Opera. GRAND OPERA-HOUSE Roardln School. THEATRE COM IQUE Variety Performance. The rotten old tow-line snapped when an effort was made to divert the Henderson meeting to the shabby cause of Grant.

Wall street is said to be trembling on the verge of another panic. The buoj'aney of the past month is too beautif al to last. Wk are sorry that the Fitz John Porter case has been laid aside. There Is nothing to take the place of it and the country will feel lonely without Fitz. Dr.

riiKEToiurs patriotically formulated the opposition to Grant last night when he declared that he opposed Ciesar Grant, not that he loved him less, but that he loved the Kepublic more. A good platform when the country is in danger. The political campaign has opened in England, and leaders are breaking out all over the country with speeches and manifestoes. We may remark, in passing, that the party convention as practiced over here is an unknown luxury on the othjr side of the water. The country is not suffering particularly, but it would be well for the Democrats of the House to keep riirht on hammering the appropriation bills and let politics alone.

A President can be manufactured later ia. the Spring, after public business has been very generally attended to. Tni; Republican party of Missouri is not much larger than a bar of soap after a hard day's washing, and now it has gone and split itself right in the middle. If this schism is not healed the Democrats will be compelled to "choose-up" and divide off in in with the "counting in" of the first fraudulent President. Congress is still called the American Congress.

The lower house is still called the House of Representatives. Yet everybody who is not absolutely blind must see that the American Congress is no longer what it used to be is no longer what it should be the first and most important branch of the Government; but is degenerated and largely controlled by Executive power and patronage, which have unprecedentedly and dangerously increased. rr i a. i real uaiiger lies not in one man, out hi the tendency of the day toward centralization, the spirit of the age toward sham and fraud, the base and desperate character of Mr. Hendersom's party, the tremendous temptation furnished by the gigantic power and patronage of the Presidency the growing indifference of a busy people on the one side, the growing sectional division and prejudices on the other between them the growing corruption and power of vast material interests, the great audacity of able and selfish demacroirues.

Suppose Blaine or Sherman should be nominated and elected. Would not either of them be more dangerous than Suppose Grant were elected. Would it not lead to an almost certain and overwhelming reaction at the very next election? There is no danger of an American emperor. But there is danger of a false, sham Republic. A few days ago the manager of a strolling Liliputian Opera Company advertised himself at Rochester, New York, by marrying the tenor his organization, a dwarf named Reuben Allen Steere, to Miss Becky Ann Myers, a j-ouug lady twenty-seven j-ears of age and only thirty-one inches in length.

Colonel Steere, we may remark, is thirty-five inches high, about as robust as a rolling-pin, and is the owner of a real goatee. There is no law in this country to prohibit the mating of idiots, cripples and dwarfs, but these Tom Thumb marriages are decidedly distasteful to all persons outside of the show business. To take a pair of these unfortunate creatures, dress them up and marry them off is simply a burlesque on one of the most solemn and sacred social rites. Last year New York city was regaled and shocked by the performance of a marriage between two wretched midgets, also in the exhibition line, who had scarcely sense enough to sit in a chair. There are enough small and cramped intellects in the country without this systematic effort to create more of them.

There will be idiots enough in the natural process of things, and inasmuch as these marriages are merely designed to breed an especial type of parody on the human race for the behoof and benefit of showmen, who are never so happy as when exchanging glimpses of monstrosities for pennies, they should be frowned upon by the public and denounced by the press. Too much credit and honor cannot be awarded to Mrs. Minor and her noble little band of male and female reformers which meets every week in the Library building to plead for suffrage for tender, helpless woman. No matter what the disouragement, Mrs. Minor and her followers come up smiling every week.

And of discouragements there is no end. For instance, at the meeting last niht a yonng man, decorated with blonde curly hair and a pair of Brazilian pebble eye-glasses, rose and made a painful confession to the devoted assemblage. He said that he loved the young ladies, and the young ladies loved him, but to save his soul he could not persuade them to attend the suffrage meetings with him. He had no difficulty in getting them to accompany him to ice-cream saloons in the t-ummer time. They would even go ten squires out of the way, in the worst of winter weather, to take a glass of beer or a dish of oysters at his expense, but when he mentioned the Peril of the country and proposed an evening with the Suffrage Shriekcrs, the giddy young things tossed up their heads with disdain and uttered something to this effect: "Oh pshaw! What's the use? The thing will die out there's nothing in it." It is barely possible that the young man with the curly blonde hair keeps company with an unintellectual class of youn women who care more for their appetites than for their political rights, but every observant member of the human race will bear witness to the fact that until a lady reaches the uncertain years between thirty and fifty it is a difficult thing to convince her that there arer.t a dozen things In the world of more importance to her than the ballot.

Nine out of ten of them would rather have a new spring bonnet or a fall walking suit than to have the privilege of stuffing all the ballot boxes in the State. A dispatch from Cleburne, Texas, says that Col. B. J. Chambers, the nominee for Vice-President on the Pomeroy Greenback-Laror ticket, was serenaded at his residence ihe other ni-ht, There was a band of music and a military company on parade, but the Colonel didn't make much of a speech.

Ha only returned his heartfelt thanks. The telegram says that the Colonel is "a very positive man in his dealings, and not at all popular." It is to be hoped that he is fair and just in his dealings with the brass band and the soldiers. If he Is rich ne can have Just as much fun running on a hopeless ticket, such as the Pomeroy crowd has placed in the field this year, as if he ere attached to the biggest political caravan in the land. It is quite remarkable, but a fact.neverthe-that no barber is willing to admit that he is a plain barber by trade. They are always coiffeurs or artists ot some kind and their hops are always p.ilors or saloons.

A St. Louis rajper is pr A'lns to take the cake by hanging out a sig- Tiimself as a 'Tousoiial ArtU. T'topnomicil Hiir Drew Capillary Abridger." It is to be hoped, also, that he is a Conversationalist. Ounrpredlction that in time every organ of the body would have a pact seems lite to come tiue. Since we made it the lungs, kidneys and head have been supplied.

Next! There are tools enough to around. Cleveland Plain-dealer. If you will interview the ladies of the burlesque drama you will find that pads were used on the calves of legs long before they were known to possess medicinal virtues. i The Post-Dispatch acknowledges the receipt of six days lie-as-you-please champion belt, which arrived this morning from Cairo. We have the belt now, but entertain only a faint hope of holding it in the face of the resurrected Ananiases who daily challenge the credulity of the living from the corner of Fourth and Pine streets.

Bret Harte, says a Paris dispatch, will resign nls Crefeldt Consulship and come home. He should imitate the big ministers and come home without resigning. He will not be missed at his consulate, for he does noth ing when there. By drawing his pay and spending it in this country he will confer a blessinsr on all of U9. We are sorry to hear "that Senator Sharon tas been compelled to absent himself from the Senate in order to retrieve his fortunes.

The natural inference is that Mr. Sharon should step aside and give some man in Nevada a hack at the Senate who hasn't lost so much money. There is no trouble about Sammy Tilden'j health. He has lots of it, but his voice lacks the trumpet twang of the statesman, in the estimation of Mr. Halstead.

That's the trouble. Mr. Tilden can't rife up and shake his finger and command order on the back seats. The explosion of the flax-mill boiler at FranRfort, is the most lamentable ea-tRatropha of the kind that has over occurred in the State. Republican.

Unless you can cite us to the explosion of some other flax-mill boiler in Indiana we will have to agree with you. The Texas Court of Appeals has decided me Den-puncn law constitutional, but you can bet all you are worth that the Texas male population is never going to get accustomed to that bell racket every time anybody hap pens to take a drink. iiiEr liteen puzzle is a small matter com pared with the question as to who owns the Republican State Central Committee Fillev or Shields. Gov. Phelps will be here on St.

Patrick's Day. He wouldn't miss the ejlorious occa sion for forty acres of improved land and gray mule. PERSONAL. Mrs. Anne Thackeray Ritchie is in such in different health that she is unable to undertake at present any literary work.

The daughters ot Secretaries Kvarts and Schnrz do considerable sketching in tho east room of the Corcoran Art Gallery. Lord Durferin Is studying the Russian lan guage and can speak it reasonably well. He gives an hour each day to the work. Cety wayo is reported to be anxious to see Kngland, and it is thought that he will be per mitted to visit that country iu the summer. The wife and daughter of Senator Edmunds will return to this country in May.

Mrs. Ed munds' health had greatly improved during her European trip. Ex-Congressman Georgo Sykes, ot New Jersej', who died the other day, was known in Washington as Friend Sykes, the Quaker member." lie used "thee" and "thou" in conversation. "Harney" Bigler, six years ago a shoulder- hitter on Third avenue, in New York City, is one of Uoscoe Conkling's delegates to Chicago. Harney is solid for as mauy "ten-urns" as the "old man" wants.

Mr. Jarues liussell Lowell is now just past his sixtieth year, lie was born in Cambridge, and his home in that city always has been, and still is the house in which he was born. It is a line old mansion the revolutionary period. Carl Rosa recovered Irom his illness just in time to close his season of English opera at Her Majesty's Theater. He conducted the performance of "Mignon" on Saturday night.

and received, according to the cable dispatches. a tremendous ovation. Mr. Edward Scovol intends, Miss Hrewster says, to study two years longer with Lamperti at Milan. He spends five hours a day in sins Ing, two hours in the study of dramatic action, and one in practicing his Italian.

His wife. Miss Hrewster also ays, takes great interest in his studies, and has willingly given np her handsome home and pleasant lite in Paris to lead the quiet one her husband needs in Milan. Mr. Alvan Clark, the founder of the famous Cambridge Telescope Works, was seventy-six years old on Monday. He is a thoroughly stal wart man in spite of his many years, hi gray hair being the only sign of old age about him.

Mr. Clark traces his ancestry back to the May flower. He is now waiting for the arrival of material from Paris In order to proceed with th telescope which he is making for the Rus sian Government. Deeervra It All. From the Solatia Itaoo.

The spicy and newsy St. Louis Post-Dis- FATcn ot yesterday contains a sell toiy editorial announcing the completion ol its thiitcentto lunar birthday. It say its circula-tlo has doubled and its receipts havw trebled wiunn tins tue nrst year ol Its exuteiic. appearance of the paper leaves no reason lor ouuting tins statement, and, with the public, we will echo "Wo are glad of it." The i-osT-iMSFATCH aeservtH it. High Ilnor for Em.

IFioiu the riuMic-lnhia Times. I In the peerage under Wie coming Crown high jjittcrs win ue rpserrert ior me Ti-eonsin sena tor who renominated drunt at the tail end of an angei non-partisan argument, and the cx-snator from the same State who writes up the third term in the Noith American Review. Tln-y will hHvetodriiw lots to s-e wiincher Can.entt or Howe shall hare the title of Duke ot Wisconsin. Auto Osculation. From the Kansas Times.

1 Agnes Ilerndon's kiss isn't to be compared with Emma Ablott'a kiss. It hasn't the genuine ling about it. It lacks th divine am.ttus. Abbott's kiss reminds one of the gurgle of maple sap out ot the nozzle of a five-gallon demijohn. Herndon's kiss sounds like the explosion of a paper peanut bag.

Grant's New Programme. 'From the Clut-innatl Commercial. 1 General Grant will not leave tne City of Mexico until the 17th. Then he proposes to land at Galveston, and It Is thought he may make his way by easy stages to Hot Springs, where Klihu H. ashburne and lie will take a nulphur bath together and ill up the next Presidency.

A Stan of Itimlnes. From the Washington Post.) Mr. Eads talks very much like a man win understands Lis Those who doubted It is a common boast of the Grant organ in this city that it is an impartial gatherer of news. It is on this account that many persons have been induced Jo overlook its partisan malignancy and its daily libels upon the people of Missouri. As a rule, the readers of daily newspapers can overlook partisan meanness if they can feel certain that they are getting the news.

This morning the Grant organ demonstrates its "impartiality" as a newspaper by printing a garbled and meagre outline of ex-Sentor Henderson's speech at Mercantile Library Hall and surrendered nearly a page to the snapping and quarreling of an insignificant Republican committee. The able editor of the Grant organ will doubtless declare tha very few people care to know the views of Mr. Henderson, while millions stand gaping to know whether the one-horse Republican Committee in a State where there are hardly enough Republicans to provide representation on election boards is in favor of Grant or against him. The public, however, knows news when it sees it. TIIK FALSE ALARM.

We cannot agree with Mr. Henderson. The danger to the Republic is not in one man. No American yet born will witness a repetition of Napoleon's coup d'etat in this country. No American yet born will proclaim himself dictator or emperor in the fashion of Ciesar and Napoleon I.

These historical parallels in Mr. Henderson's speech were drawn with great power, but they cannot apply to the American Republic cannot apply to Grant. We believe that the American Republic is in great danger, but we do not believe that Grant alone represents that danger. We believe that John D. Henderson is able, fearless and patriotic! But he is on an entirely wrong track when he prophesies the cow uf all of the American Republic if, instead of John Sherman or Blaine, Grant should be elected to a third term.

We are convinced that the opposition to Grant has so far hurt itself much more than the ex-President by predicting that if again returned to tho White House he would declare himself an emperor or imitate Caesar and Napoleon. This is a falso issue. The real danger lies in a precisely opposite direction. Instead of changing the form and name of the Republic, abolishing elections and establishing a perpetual Executive, the great danger is that tinder the very mime and form of the L'f public, throvjh the very instrumentality of sham elections, the. spirit and substance of the public xrill be killed.

The enemies of the American Republic dare not change its outioard form, dare not establish an impire in name or an emperor infect. But they not only desire but dare to grasp and concentrate imperial poicers in the hands cf afeir, establish a perfect oligarchy and personal despotism under the very forms of popular self-government. New York is still a republican State. Yet Roscoe Coukling is already as despotic a master as if he were Grand Duke or King. Pennsylvania still has a government republican in form.

Yet Don Cameron inherited and wields the personal rule of the State from his father precisely as though he had been born on a throne. Maine still has a popular form of government. Still Blaine is as absolute a dictator of that State as Cameron is in Pennsylvania. Rhode Island still undergoes tho regular form of elections. Yet everybody knows that voters are cither lought or disfran- chised, and the State is the personal prop erty of a few Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, in the West, are still equal and sovereign States.

Yet even body knows how, under the very forms of popular government, seats in the Senate are regularly tilled by open purchase and rank venality. The Supreme Court of the United States Made Before the House Committee on Interoceanic Canal, In Replj to the Address of the Count de Lesseps. Special Correspondence of the Washington, March 9. As tho St. Lou: public will be very generally interested to know what James B.

Eads said in.reply to Ji. de Lesseps before the Ilou-e Committee oa Interoceanic Canal, a synopsis of his argument is here given. The St. Louis engineer was listened to with profound attention, au his argument in behalf of a ship railway made a strong impression. Capt.

Eads said In commenting upon the project of Count de Lesseps, I shall consider the subject simply as an engineering one, and in relation to lus practicability; its probable cost: the time needed for its completion; and its utility when completed. The question of the practicability of opening a tide level waterway through the American Isthmus is simply a cpuestion of money and of time. If sufficient money were supplied, and time enough were given, I have no doubt that, instead of the narrow and tortuous stream which Count de Lessens proposes to locate at the bottom of an artiiieial canon to be cut through the Cordilleras at Panama, engineers could give to commerce a magnificent strait through whose broad and deep channel the tides of the Pa jitic would be felt on the ehore of the Caribbean Sea, anil through which the commerce of the next century might pass unvexed, from ocean to ocean. Hence any intelligent engineer, having a just conception of the immense his art. will at once concede that it is entirely possible to cut the little passage through the Isthmus of Panama, twenty-eight feet below the ocean level, as proposed by M.

de Lesseps, provided the money be supplied to meet tle cost. But if an engineer be asked to estimate accurately the cost of such a cut, he you that there is one important element of expense in the plan which it is impossible to ascertain with any degree of aecuracv. lie wfll tell 3 ou that so long as the bottom of the canal is kept above the ocean level the average RAINFALL AT PANAMA will enable him to estimate with some degree of certainty the probable quantity of draiuasre water that must be taken care of'to enable the work to progress uninterruptedly. But when the ocean itself is tapped, as ft must be in cutting the canal twenty-eight feet below its surface, natural methods of drainage become impossible, and the quantity of water which will probably enter through veins and fissures below the ocean level, in the uplifted and disturbed stratification of the Cordillera-, through which the canal is to be cut, is an unknown quantity, which engineering stimce cannot determine in advance. True, an estimate may be made, as indeed it has been, by the engineers employed by M.

de Lesseps. They have agreed upon the sum of $108,000,000 as the ultimate cost of the woik, exclusive of interest during construc-t'on, but experience has si own such estima eg cmite unreliable, and are aiWivs mi ch below the actual cost. 1 believe that the estimates for the construction of the Suez Canal were $40,000,000, while its actual cost was upwards of $90,000,000. When the ST. LOl RRIDOE was to be built, every system of bridge construction was examined to ascertain the cheapest method of building it, arjd various modifications of the plans were tried for the purpose of lessening its cost.

A tunnel under the river was likewise considered. The result of all these studies was the erection of the present structure. The bridge proper, including the stone arches on each bank of the river, but exclusive cf the tunnel and approaches, cost almost exactly which wa? about 10 per cent more thau the estimate fcr it. The actual cost, however, was more than doubled by the items of interest, commission, discount, legal expeuses. whiih had to be paid.

These itenn were omitted by 31. De Lesseps, and formed no part of the estimate of the eost of his canal, which he gave to the committee yesterday; and, although they cannot be properly said to be items of engineering, or even such as can be controlled by engineers, yet the fact is that tl ey are inseparable from all great works. In the case of the St. Louis bridge tta three lirst of these items above cost the company 0,000, or as much as the entire co-t cf the bridge itself. HIS REASONS.

Capt. Kads submitted ten distinct reason to show that the railway method was entirely practicable and that it cau be built in one third cr one quarter of the time needed for the construction of a canal. In concluding h.i said: I am ready to establish the correctness of these propositions before the committee, and to answer any objections to them which may be urged by experts or others, at anytime." You will find tne boss shirt cutter. Jonei.anl the boss line of French Shirtings, at A. McLl-rath's, 509 X.

Sixth street. An Incident. Yesterday morning, shortly after Count do Lesseps' party arrived at the Union Depot, the Count, while sitting in the lunch-room, was approached by a small, sore-eyed, dirty creature, which attempted to articulate something which sounded very much like "Gish her at the same time drawing a japanned coat sleeve across a mucu-besmeared nose. The Count, with a look of ineffable contempt, turned toward Mr. Ap-pleton and said: C'est tres drole! Est-ce un singe Then he continued to sav that during the time that he was engaged in constructing the Isthmus of Suez he found great relaxation in studying the habits of the indigenous to that country.

He bad made an especial tdudy of the imitative and prehensile faculties of the common bald-faced ape, and had often wondered whv they bad not been utilized as reporters for morning newspapers. Jle said that thev were naturally inclined to dirt and lecherv, were tricky and pediculous, and only learned Tafry werc impudent iU-matnered and full of deceit, and 7w tne Power of speech to be accom-l llVC Mr" Al'Meton smiled and remarked to the garrulous Frenchman that thi creature ftandinir hfforo bwat was reporter connected 1MUI 'iobc-iemoerat. "oh," said the mnni-. i ui tin: jar rL has the power of speech, then, and Work: How interest- jm. win.

uis not l00(v aim mane an intm nn, th me neu oi natural lllstorv. ftr rarnfullu a disposition to curl around Us table leg and go to tdeeo. A Card to the l'ublic. 5o much curios-Jtv lua bofn nvr.A.t public at larao to view tii inn of our immense establishment, that we havo W.C.U...CUKIHI aul the evening of MarcU 15, lbo, In older to welcomo ii.c,., i tinmanner. Our Immense thl ilme.

Prevented the tender of a folmal reception bo. In order to aJI au timl ly to visit our larKe and comuiodions busiues Louse, we have departed from tho customary routine of Sprinit and tender you an elegant Dress Reception and Musical Soiree. Hoping to6o you all on the occasion In mixtion, we retnatn. a ever. Kivnr-4 fOI.U rtV tii, IJ.CASK OF KALI.IXi ncvbi not WILLllEl'OSTI'OXMHO oca Kstaiihshm tvr willClosb AT 3 V.

m. om MOM.AT KVENIXQ. 1 OKDEit TO CUKfUtU Startling Humor. TFromthe Cincinnati Kuiuire-. Mr.

Tilden was observed to sneak into Gram-ercy Park tDe other evening with the block puzzle under his coat. This settles It. Mr. Tiiden is not in the Presidential race. Just for Fun.

From the Sedalia Democrat. Just for the fun of the thing won't some of Grant's friends just step forward and pledge him against a fourth term? Patrons of Politeness. TFrom the New York Sun. I Lesseps says he really enjoyed reading Hayes intei oceanic canal essay. Oh! these blarneying Frenchmen PUBLIC OPIMOX.

"Boss" Filley Iiises to Kxplain. St. Louis. March 12, 1SS0. To the Editor of the Post-Dispatch: Dear Slk Do yourself and mj-self the justice to state that there is no foundation, in fact, for the reputed letter in your yesterday's issue, signed I.

I never wrote that, or any such letter, or have given any other advice ttum to let the Henderson meeting alono thatitws their meeting: and should in no utter lc disturbed. Very respectfully, CHAL'NCnV I. ILLEV. Too Mui-li Ventilation. To the Editor of the Post-Disnatch: If there is one crying evil that needs redress at once, it is the shameful condition of the cars of the Union liail way Company's line.

What with broken windows, doors that won't close, and other ingenious appliances for the discomfort of passengers, a ride of a- mile on these cars is almost certain to culminate in some species ot throat or lung disease. The keen wind whistles all about one, and no matter how warmly one may be dressed, two blocks inside one of these bobtail hearses pets one shivering, and keeps a person miserable lor the rest of the day. Uroxchitis. No More Marriages. St.

Louis, March 11, 1880. To the Editor of the Post-Dispatch The communication from "Pater Famil'a', In your spicy issue ot this evening, sounds tho death knhJl of many marriages. What with the great expense of bringing up a family, the sorrow occasioned by disease and death, tho chances of divorce, the perplexities of house keeping, jealousy arising from former lovers of the wife, with occasional stray missives from them to her, is enough to appal any unmarried man. and make him cling the more strongly to single blessedness. Marriage is not a necessity so let single men drive away from their minds tne ideas of Voltaire on marriage and the nonsense that surrounds the hymeneal altar.

Uacuelok. Straw Honds in the Circuit Court. St. Louis, March 12, 1880. To the Editor of the rost-Disriatch: There is a great and growing evil in our Courts which should command rbe attention of the grand jury, and that is the matter ot straw bonds for costs in Circuit Court cases.

Lawj ers with some reputation in their profession. Judges past and present, and gentlemen whose names are in everybody's mouth, come into couit and are taken as bondsmen without anything like a sufficient examination. As a matter of fnct are instances ot men being ta as security when In the same courtroom there were suerilf's returns ot nulla bona about tha same person. It is almost time for this thin to stop. A witness can bo taken away from his work and held in court day after day.

be lino 1 promptly if he does not snow up to the minute, and tuen never get even the poor apology for pay which tt.e law allows. The giand jurv are doing very little, I hear, suppose they bring men minus to oear upon tms security matter A Witness. NOT KASILY MATCHED. Hurrell, Conistock New Goods. i his house, usually tne hrst to brin-r out.

novelties inline furniture, has been packed from bottom to top with the very best srooda that can be manufactured for the spring trade. miu no biion worn-OlU-stvied furniture ran compare with it, however elegant. As a great deal of this superannuated stuff is being push ed belore the public buyers should be esnoeiai ly carelul in selecting furniture ttai-i snrin-r flq tieaiers are making big ettorts to get rid of un salable goods by heavy sales Parties in need of good and new furniture can get it at less than auction goods at the old reliable house of mrreii, Comstoek Co. New Accusations. Henry Blum took out a warrant this morn ing for the arrest of Jacob Sehlupsckey.whom he accuses of an assault and baerv.

llenrv Blum lives at SOT North Seventh street, and the defendant resides at the same place. They had a personal contest on the 10th anu ine warrant is one oi its results. Ihe defendant gave bond and will have an examination on the lsih. Lizzie Smith. living on the cornpr nf Main an1 Dorcas streets.lost on the 11th of the pres ent montn, wnicn sum she -claims was taken by Henry IMatz.

He was accordingly arrested and will have a hearing nn th chanr. petit larceny on the 15th inst. A warrant was lasen out ior tne arrest of Mattie Wilson, alias Frances Davis, for stealing $47. from Schmidt on Almond street yesterday after noon. Mollie is now in jail charged with grand larceny.

The Great Furniture Sale. Weber's third and last auction sale of rich furniture takes place Monday and Tuesday next, on the second floors of 412 and 114 Pine street. There never has been such a lift of furniture offered at auction this city before. Over 100 parlor and chamber suits and beautiful patent rockers, easy chairs, French plate mirrors, desks, office chairs, tables. naniU book-cases, fine lounges, odd chairs, etc etc.

will be sold. Goods now open for Inspec tion. Catalogues can be had of Messrs. nioeir Tyler the auctioneers. Ladies may all attend these sales with Impunity, as manv of ur befct citizens will be present.

Tne saioa. rooms are the largest, cleanest, and finest in me country, ront of the store reserved for cairiazeson days ot sale. New Buildings. II fo la I.uiMin. 1 1 i uuiiuiii, iiuail HULK UWOIlin" On II A Mot TiU'Akt r9 L.

i Iinekrodt streets at a co'-t of J. Peters will i-hortly build a furniture factory, four stories, on the northeast corner of Chambers and Fifteenth streets. Louis Mill pr will soon Imtlrl a. cil loom welling on the south f-ide of Cass between StriD'r and (irnml nvn 1 1 pleted. "uvu co- Thilber is making an addition to his machine shop, on the north side of Mulberry between Third and Fourth streets, at aa expense of A Permit Was IMSVied to.dao tn A I.m..

to erect a $4,0 brick of nine rooniP, on the north side of Lucas" street, between Page and Channing avenues. Kun for Hoys. Ricyclcs ad veloci are being bold at Simmons Hardware Com- Circuit Court Notes. This is alon day in Nos. 4 and r.

I sin 41t x- iiues Btana in No. this afternoon. The case of tr Srhnni A.f.iiu jv riP'ror is tediously progressing In No. 1. cant.

lan Able jjot his discharge thU raorn- i V. me noma Mutual nd WM mowed at the rate of v. something to light this fall lit -'St i ha 1 4 It is not dillicult to understand why the Republican Stale Central Committee of Missouri attempted yesterday to hold its deliberations in secret. The concern hasn't very much self-respect, but it has good sense enough to make a show of concealing its quarreling. and ruliianly wrangles froT! the public eye.

Until Mr. Shields is heard from it will be impossible to tell whether the Republican State Convention will be held at Seda-lia ou the llthof April or at some other place on some other day. We rather incline to the opinion that the Republican party of Missouri is walking around at present under the hat of Mr. Shields. Il.wixt; incurred the displeasure of the Woman Suffragists we shall expect the speedy annihilation of the Bar Association.

Mrs. Virginia Minor is up and in arms over the ungallant reception of the memorial re- cently sent to the association, and the legal lights who compose that body might as well prepare themselves for a terrible i 1 Mn. Henderson's meeting last night was Mnply a splendid ovation. It was such an as would have done honor to auv I i man in the country. Tho hall was packed to its capacity and hundreds were turned away from the door.

Mr. Henderson vl was exceedingly fortunate in having the hostility of the ilobc-Democrat. To the V1 efforts of that concern to belittle his views i i and break up his meeting Mr. Henderson is probably indebted for the magniticcut as-1 KCinblage which greeted him last night 'though it must be said that the persistent if is still the highest tribunal in the land. Yet everybody knows that when the gravest political question of the century was submitted to It a majority of Its members did not shrink from perjury to save its "party." R.

B. Hayes is still called President of the United States. Yet everybody knows that he was never elected by the ieople. John Sherman is still the candidate of Mr. Henderson and the so-called reformers for the Presidency.

Yet it is this same John Sherman who, more than any other human being, personally Inspired, instigated and carried through all the infamous frauds, forgeries and perjuries connected advertising of the Post-Dispai ch had much It to do with bringing out the crowd. 0: Mr. Bill Sprixokk, of Illinois, is nearly always in the act of returning from New York. In view of the fact that Congress hoWU its scsious In Washington and not in iui uis ocrTicei. ttnojts ion oca Ueckftiox..

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