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Our New Senator

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Zachariah Chandler was elected senator Tuesday evening by a vote of 88 to 22 for Barnes, and 18 for Chamberlain, Greenback, to fill the unexpired term of the late senator Christiancy, consisting of two years from March 4, next. Mr. Chandler is one of the bestknown uien iu tho nation. He is reoognized, not for intellectual brillianoy, nor for refinenient in manners, but as a plain, robust manager in the arena of politics ; well adapted to an emergenoy that befell his party in 1S70, which, to him, more than to any other ono person it is indebted for the possession of the government. Mr. Chandler will be heartily welcomedat Washington by Cameron, Conkling and Carpenter, who have served with him and appreciate his intense and reliable partisanship. Hayes, John Sherman, Evarts and Cari Schurz will not grasp his hand with equal warmth. Though in power largely by his efforts, they early turned the cold shoulder to the "Btalwarts" and do not yet entertain much love for thern. There is an enforced admiration connected with our new senator. If he strikes hard blows politically, he does so face to face. Ile is an antagonist, who compels respect because he comes h imself to the fore-front. He is not a home brigadier when the eampaign waxes warmest. A leader, he leads, and is not found at the rear. For these affirmative qualities, opponents however firm in faith admire thein and their exponents. Thorough going partisans of one aide always entertain respect toward their kind on the other. Negative men, without positive opinions; men aitride the fence, lacking courage to utter honest convictions, do not sucoeed only occasionally. By accident, they secure position as has Mr. Christiancy, but their career is brief. They do not créate firm friends upon whom they can depend; they falter, hedge, and soon find themselves without a following. There are none to mourn over Mr. Christiancy'a departure. No tears will be shed because he has placed a wide gap between himself and the State that honored him. He goes henee in the fuil knowledge of the fact that there are no further honors in Michigan for him; that, having cheated one party, the other will not trust him. Neither claim nor care for him. He has joined the army of political orphans, as a ineiidicant of this adruinistration, in the expectation of spending tho remainder of his daya abroad. How is it with Zachf At tho tap of the drum a regiment is on dut}'. His recruits live wherever there is a custom house or post office. They are faithfuí tohiinand he to them: They know each other. "When an order issued by Zach reaches their hands they know it nieans aotion ! They are aware of his afirmativa qualities, qualities that will succeed nine times out of ten. Thia quality has made Mr. Chandlur what he is, given him the power he wields, and though unlettered, and unoouth, his superior as the manager of a party campaign does not reside in this country.


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