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Written for The Courikk. Wash inuton, D. C, April 9, 1980. General Grant's friends are niuch dissappointed that Conneticut did not give him any delegates, and they acknowledge with reluctance, that Senator Blaine triumphed there. However, they take comfort from the fact that Missouri and Kentucky will give him a boom. Senator Blaine's friends point, with pride, to the fact that the Republican state of Iowa will annouuce for The Democratie Senators yesterday caucused on the troublesome question whether they should unseat Kellogg, of Louisiana, at once, or wait till next winter, when no political campaign will be near at hand to ves them. Many Democratie Senators have weakencd on this point. Not that they mean to behavo better, but that they are afraid of their own schemes, and well they may be. Illinois demócrata are enjoying an unenviable prominence this season. Townshend, of Illinois, made himself famous before bis party by bis deceit in indeavoring to have a revenue bill'referred to the wrong committee. Next Springer acted up to bis convictions of justice, and rofused to vote to seat Donnelly, in consequence he was charged with being corruptly influenced by Manning of Missis-ippi. This, of courne, roquircd long explanations on both sides. And now Sparks, who aspires to be a leader in the House, and to control ita action, calis Clymer, the polished Pennsylvania Bourbon, a liar. Sparks was compeled to apologize and a reconciliation was effected. These distufbances have ocetirred only auuoug Detuocratn, Republicana being amu9ed lookers on. It is a fact that since the Democrats assumcd control in the House, that more personal insults have been given, and more abuse heaped up than in all the years of Republican reign. Let the people look at the Democratie record, not only in this, but in matters ot more vital importance, before they endorse them at the polls next fall. From the present outlook, I feel confident in saying that Üie Republican victory of 1880 will neverbe forgotten in our history. The House Committee on the judiciary will exonorate Acklen from the serious charges lately brought againstliim. Well, we knew this, public sentiment would not allow his immediate exoneration, but it will be safe now to do this heavy job of wbitewashing. The House has 2,000 private pension bilis on its calandar ; thus far 20 only have been passed, the evening sessions will soon commence however, work will then be