The state rights democrat. (Albany, Or.) 1865-1900, May 08, 1869, Image 2

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We have but little doubt, judging
from tclegi-apliic dispatches and oth
er significant facts, that Grant is anx
ious to bring about a collision with
orac foreign power, notwithstanding
his celebrated declaration "Let ur
Jiave peace." A war with England,
or France, or Spain, or all combined,
would be of immense service to him
and his party; for it would divert the
attention of the people from them and
their acts, to the fuss and pageantry
of war. The financial condition of
the country is none too good ; it is a
knotty question which none can satis
factorily sclvc. Turn it which way
you will, it presents a decidedly ugly
appearance onerous taxation and con
stant toil and privation for the labor
ing classes for generations to come.
Although Grant and his fullers aflect
to believe that the public debt can be
paid, and paid in gold too, yet they
donH believe half what they say, and
itbey know that there is danger that
lhelebt will be repudiated, in toto,
'whilo they .are in power. A foreign
war would ferve to strengthen Grant's
administration by silencing opposi
tion and causing the peeple, irrespec
tive of party, to rally to his support;
;aml if repudiation should come it
could be chirked to the war rather
than to him. And the samo reason
ing applies, with more or less - force,
to all the great questions with which
he has to grapple. Foreign war
wou!d be a god-seiid to him ; and we
"have no doubt he will do what he can
to stir up one.
The telegraph informs us that, on
the first instant, a jury, a warded Dan
iel D. Bell, of Rochester, $10,000 dam
:agcs against General John A. Dix, on
account of imprisonment in Fort La
fayette. We are glad to see this, and
we trust thr.t other men who were im
prisoned in the various bastilcs of the
land, will seek and obtain redress in
-the Earae manner. During the war
hundreds of men, and even somo wo
men, were imprisoned by the military
tyrants then in power, in total viola
tion of the plain and positive provis
ions of the federal Constitution.
lilany of the victims of this tyranny
died while in prison their death be
ing produced by the ill treatment
."they had received at the hands of
(their merciless keepers. The "mills
tf the gods grind slowly but surely."
Heavy damages is the least reparation
that can be made to these victims
of oppression and cruelty. x
'"Teeasox." Whoeverdares to call
in question the motives of those who
prosecuted the late war for the avowed
purpose of preserving the Union are
denounced by the Radicals as copper
heads and traitors. Senator Sprague,
a Radical leader, must now come in
for his share of abuse. In a speech
on the Tenure of Office Act, Sprague
boldly declares as follows :
I, for one, in looking back on the
past history of the country and the
people, whatever philosophers may
cay, will come to the same conclusion
have come to the belief that your
war has not been won for the liberties
of any class of people; your war that
von have just partially concluded has
had no high virtuous principle at the
bottom of it. It has had simply con
tentions for power, for place, and for
.occupation, commencing hero in this
.body, and permeating throughout the
"Treason tr.ust be made odious" and
the signal must be given for Radical
batteries to open their lire on one of
Iheir own leaders. '
Geeat Salt Lake. The Salt Lake
Heporter gives some interesting facts
jibout the great inland sea near whick
the Saints have built their capital
!ity. "It appears that the surface of
his lake rose nine feet during the
years 18GS-7, though it is not stated
whether this was a permanent rise or
occasioned by extraordinary freshets
c Bear river The waters of the
Late held in solution 22 parts to the
100 of solid matter 20.85G being
coramoa salt, . and 1.834 "sulphate of
oda. This gives a density of 6 times
as great as that of ordinary Fea wa
ter, and prevents the. running: of
steamers on the lake without the use
of the newly invented spray conden
ser. The Reporter says it is impossi
ble for the human body to sink in the
water, though it is not difficult to
drown, inasmuch as "one may lose
bisf balance and float with his head
under water till asphyxia results."
Tub "TiiiKS.- The "Folic County
Times:' is tho name of a paper, just
started in Dallas, Polk county, by
Frank Stuart, formerly cr the Jack
ionviile Jieveille. In politics it is
Democratic ; the editor - promising
that his "every effort politically will
be in advocacy of the principles and
interests of the Democraticjparty.'!
The "Time$n& a six-column sheet of.
frir appearance, and we wish lts' dt-'
Jcrthe best of success, ' : ; ;
In his argumtnt in tho caso which Gen
eral Frank P. Blair has before the Uni
ted States Supreme Court, ex-Attomcv
General livarts quoted from the tho lOtfi
Section of the constitution of the Uni
ted States to show that no state can
pass any bill of attainder, or ex postacto
law, and that such a prohibition was a
prohibition against condemnation and
punishment of a citixsn excepting by ju
dicial authority. He maintained that the
act by which General Blair was prcTCUt
cd from voting was in tho nature of a bill
of attainder. Mr. Blair's exclusion was
not in consequenco of any judicial pro
ceeding, but was through the excrciso of
of tho political power of tho Stato in im
posing extraordinary conditions. Mr.
Kvarts concluded a very able protest
against the Missouri Test Oath to these
manly words: "I am not claiming as
matter of federal control or judicial inqui
ry, any interference that docs not rest up
on political considerations; no interfer
ence except such as is within the letter
and in the truo spirit of the upright and
firm maintenance of tho share of common
hberty that is defended by these two
clauses of the Federal constitution. If
they do not include within their praup
the right to correct tho wrong, your hon
ors arc discharged from any obligation or
from any fault; but if they do, then let
the Federal constitution stand though
that of Missouri fall. If they do not let
common right prevail though political
animosities may be put to sleep." Pitts
burg Chronicle.
Recently wc havohcard several me
chanics express themselves on the sub
ject of the premiums awarded at the ag
ricultural fairs, both County and State.
Thee premiums are now, in many case,
paid in money, and it is only thoc arti
cles which take a second prize, cr others
that arc regarded as of little value that
take a prize in the hapc of a diploma.
The manufacturers with whom wc
have conversed, say they would much
rather have their premium iu the shape
of a certificate or diploma than in money.
They arsue that the value of the prize
does not compensate them for the labor of
getting up their articles for exhibition,
and where the money is paid tbey soon
spend it and have nothing to show that
they took a premium. It is not the
value of prsmiuiu that causes them to
compete for the premium, bat it is the
benefits to be derived from an increase of
custom; or, in other words, the premium
is an advertisement. The dealer would
much prefer a diploma, which he could
frame and display in his salesroom. Io
that shape it would be a constant remin
der to the customer that articles made at
that factory are of the first quality. Nor
docs it seem that manufacturers alone
would be pleased to see this change made.
The industrious houewifo would prefer
to have a feet of silver spoons appropri
ately lettered than a few silver dollar.
A base ball club would prize more highly
a bat ur a cup, than twice tho value of
the articles in money.
If the Societies desire to bestow gome-
thin;; of more value than a certificate on
paper, let them issue silver and go'd med
als appropriately inscribed. A useful ar
ticlc of household furniture, such as a
tea set, a cup, table knives and such like
would be highly prized by the farmer,
and handed down from father to sou.-
Salem Unionist.
PniLLirs' Last Order. Wendell
Phillips Is an advanced Radical it is true
yet never has taken a position so advanced
but that in time the " party of progress
has dressed up to the line. 3Ir. Philips,
in fact, has not veloctpedcd faster than
his party. He was ahead the outest, and
has barely managed to keep ahead. Lvery
demand that he has made in behalf ef
the negro, though himself out of Con
cress and without authority, has been ac
ceded to by his followers, until he has
become a sort of ltaaical guide board.-
Be it said to his credit, he has never
thus far misdirected those who have con
suited him as to what was ahead. His
utterances are oracular in all matters ap
pertaining to the future course of his par
ty. It may be of interest to the country,
therefore, to know what Mr. Philips pro
poses for Congress to do next, which is
merely equivalent to prophesying what
Congress xcill. To use his own express
ivc language, he demands the erection
of scaHo'cU throughout the South he
wants " Grant ta imitate the example of
Oliver Cromwell, to undo the history cf
five terrible years ; to employ that cannon
now laying idle in Washington, to such a
purpose that a man way travel through
the South and say am'a Union man."
'Let congress he writes, cover the South
with canoon, banners and scaffolds." We
thus have the future policy of th Jaco
bins plainly marked out, so far as the
South is concerned, but meantime let us
ask, how about the North? Are not
eveu so mnch as a few small arms, to say
nothing of u scaffolds and banners," to be
reserved for the "loil" States, when the
whole South shall have been converted
into an arsenal, floored over with f'scaf
folds" and canopied with 'banners?"
Let Mr. Phillips pause a moment and con
sider. St. Louis Times. '
What Next ? If the Fifteenth
Amendment is adopted, what next
will the people be called upon to
adopt?, Accordingto Radical theory
there is no use or necessity for State
lines and no doubt their next darling
proposition will be a sweeping as
sumption of the powers not delegated
to the Federal Government and a to
tal destruction of every feature of
State sovereignty. There are break
ers ahead and the danger must be met
by a mighty effort of the people to re
deem the country from the curse of
. AsroTiiER Grouxdswell. A dis
patch to the New York World, dated
Cleveland, Ohio, April 5th, says : The
Democrats have elected their candi
dates for city-officers by heavy major
ities. - Their nominee for Mayor has
oyer one thousand majority a Demo
cratic gain of over three thousand
The vote for; President stood thus :
Seymour 5,742 ; Grant, 9,848,
Ia our last, wo gave on extract from
Senator Sprague, but think that our read-
era will relish tho following instalments
of another of hig speeches to the Senate
on Mr. Schenck's bill to bolster up tho
public credit. We don't mind the weath
er when the wind siti in that quarter :
" do not sympathize with that clan
of men teho are Holding vj to the gaze of
the people of the United States the sacred
ness of that debt. I wis opposed in your
caucus, nr. J'resiuent, to an amendment
of the Constitution giving undue protec
tion to that debt, and I am also now op
posed to any reiterated protection by the
law contemplated by tho bill before the
Senate. I do lot think that there is
much sacredness in the issue of bonds for
tho Pacific Railroad, which becomes a
part of your national debt j and ace notb-
g that is sacred to the thousand and
one unnecessary appropriations that art
constantly mado at each sesaioa of Con-
The great bulk of tho debt of the ca
tion has been created ia punuanct of a
necessary aud important object, the main
taining of the territorial integrity of tht
United btatea. In U resit Untaiu to-day
the profits on almost any one of her grctt
industries her commerce, her manufac-
turics of iron or of coal, or of cotton cr of
wool art suEcieul to pay tho iuterct oo
her national debt. Hut is it the part of
people to drift into tht condition of
Mexicau society, where, tho natioual debt
is an oppressive Durotn to me communi
ty r If those whot busints it is to make
light of the public burden neglect, cither
from ignorance or from any cause to pursue
a policy that will relieve, instead of a pol
icythat will destroy ; if the people of the
country aro to day, ta conireguence of the
pvblic debt tearing heavily upon them,
d 'ifting, as I verify believe, into the con
dition of Sihimi and Mexican sorufy,
would any ouo demand that atate ol sla
very rather than a cancellation of tbe
debt ?
"Sir, you havo provided fur wholesale
repudiation of private debts, by yonr en
actment at recent e.siona of Congress.
You can cancel debt between thecititena
of tho country ; but you look with holy
horror upon a suggestion that if you pur
ue a policy ol destruction this xncuuus
icill be sloughed of. You look upon it
with holv horror that an one should
touch that sacred circle V
Mr. Sprague then went into detail to
how the stupid or dishonest politicians
had pursued a policy, the effect of which
wai to destroy trade, depress industry
and overburden the pcoplo with taxation.
Here are some extracts :
" I tell the Senate and I Ull the peo
pie of this country that the policy pursued
from the beginning, of contraction and of
a constant endorsing of the public debt,
has in eject driven capital from this
country, made that which wan scarce ttill
scarcer, ruiocd your commerce, your
manufacturing, aud your farming; and
even the" bankers themselves, who are
now constantly at your bar begging fr
some help even they, eating their own
wurdx, admit that they are losing from
day to day the business io which they
were heretofore engaged, and they are
giving it up by force to such interloper
as Fisk and Gould, and they can not help
thcmclvcs. They arc tied hand and foot,
as surely and as certainty as they have
tied this Senate and this country; for
who ever heard of a policy that
would drive a publie debt or a private
debt into the hands of the people of other
countries? Why, air. tltat absurd doc
trine was given up two hundred and fifty
years ago. In Elisabeth's time tht whole
people of Great Kritatn were agreed that
the public debt was a capital, and the in
terest from time to time paid on that debt
should go to increase the capital within
the Territory of Great liritaio, and by
that increase her industries became more
prosperous. But, sir, on the o'her band,
we have been trying to force beyond our
borders to other countries the very thing
on which and by which alone we arc able
to do our business. Bonds, currency,
interest, are the capital, and you can not
separate one from tht other."
After showing that industry and trade,
which yield profit, had nearly ceased, he
"All wc have to help ourselves in the
world is cotton, which wo are about to
lose, and our tot acco, which we shall
"My friend from California (Mr. Cole)
will say that wc have the production of
gold. Sir, that shares the fortune of cot
ton and wheat and everything else. You
find in the gentleman's own State that the
high price of capital and its scarcity,
made so by your acts, have driven men
from tho production of gold into farming
and wool raising. This paper that I have
before me shows and speaks and criticises
the immense falling off in that produc
tion. "What, I ask, are you to rely upon to
sustain the prices of your public debt
when there is no profitable occupation for
your people ? Will this bullying opera
tion that you have tried for the past three
years have any effect? What will this
proposition of curtailing tho currency in
order to increase its value, effect? The
same old story, want of employment, and
condition of national indebtedness like
that of Mexico. Why not have made an
effort to restore prosperity to all the
branches of your industry on which to
have floated your debt and maintained its
price rather than by Constitutional
amendments and by the statute law to
be constantly making an effort to pull up
the price of your national securities, driv
ing what little capital there was left into
their investment, and depriving every
other industry of the necessary means to
carry it out.
. - - -: .
"I did not intend, Mr. President, when
I rose on my feet this morning to occupy
the time of the Senate so long, and I beg
pardon for having done so ; but tho sub
ject has worn upon meond the thought
of the condition to which this country is
certainly drifting, and the fact that those
around me would not listen, nor will they
believe what is the true condition of tho
country at the present time the fact that
no impression can bo made upon anybody
about me, makes mo sick at heart and alr
most unable to move. I would not have
occupied the attention of the Senate for a
moment if that condition of things did
not exist. Sir, if there was any credit,
or if there was any ndvnntago to tho
country in tho position taken by mo in
the beginning of this war; if the force
of that example amounted to anything,
or if I have ever done anything, in the
count of my life of advantage to the
country, this of giving the exact condi
tion in which the country is placed trans
cends them all.
nilH. GRANT.
Tho Washington correspondent of
tho Chicago IVibune has this social
gossip, under date of March 8th :
Mrs. Stover, Andrew Johnson1
daughter, quietly and respectfully
took her departure for Tennessee, last
week. Uood opinion follows all the
ladies of the White IIouso under the
passim administration. We feel tho
most pertvet and serene connuence tn
the spirited, handsome aud graceful
- . ....
lady who is to bo the mistress of this
mansion under Ocucral urant. Her
education, parentage and' social op
poriunuica nave aouiiuatiiiy uuauueu
her to grace tho White House. Her
lather. Mr. Dent, was the proprietor
ot an estate and a home comparable
with any between Jiew Orleans and
St. Louis, in those days when that
part of tho country contained the
gentleman planter, par excellence. Ho
Mparcd no pains to make his boys in
lluential and his girl accomplished.
Mr. Grant was the flower of the
family, and, in her sagacity of head
and heart, hhe wa probably the first
pemon in the land to express sympa
thy and appreciation ot the quiet
youv cadet, her brother s classinati
at West Point. She was the tried
companion of his poverty, and early
struggles, ami when tho war bereaved
her of him he manifested a constancy
of confidence in h.a virtue and ability
which never for a . moment faltered.
At the darkest periods of fortune he
believed in his Mar, and fought his
pra'iM'j in civil life as bravely as he
followed the Southern Cross in his
campaigns. Josephine will have no
larger homage when both Grant ami
Bonaparte have mellowed into history,
than Sirs. Grant. Unlike Josephine,
she has submitted to the decrees of
good fortune with blameless modesty,
and republican womanhood has no
more exquisite example at this day
than Mrs. Grant.
Her care of her children, whom she
teaches to be self-reliant as well a
obedient, and the domestic and relig
ious influence she exerts over her hus
band, are not unobserved here. Hie
taste of her toilet, adapted to a natur
ally graceful and stately h'gurc, has
pacd the guantlet of a most invidi
ous criticism. It is with more reason
than the high estimate of his sagacity
ffat people predict of Genera! Grunt
If fortunate and happy administration,
for behind hit magistracy there will
a! way be a home. I make these re
mark because a wretched and cur
rihmi newspaper in New York Itn
lately undertaken to pcak of 3ir.
Grant an unequal to her eminence.
Upon thin point the strictest criterion
in the land mav be tntified. The
White House will be honored in her
WniTt Pis. We have been handed a
letter, written by a gentleman tho has jut
rctnrned from 'White Pine. From it wc
tnnke the following extract :
I believf, without doubt, that these mine
are among the riebcit in the world, a well
as the nt extensive. The country is verv
rickly. and much sickne prevails. The
altitude of the While Pino region is ahut
9,800 feet above the level of the ica. When
I left Treure City, im the COth of April,
the snow was two feet deep, and still falling
ft, accompanied by A terrific (jale, which
prostrated houses and tent. Hamilton is a
town containing loul 4,000 inhabitants.
Treasure City at prevent contains near 9,000
s iuls. S far as tho difference in the two
places is concerned, I did not perceive much,
as to ths price of lit ing. It costs ''money''
to live there ; and a man who has not plenty
has no business there. What I would say
to the citizens of Portland i, if any one
should desire to go to White Pine, they must
ran the desperate chances of Cckle fortune,
or "luck," as the miners term it. besides
the chances of leaving their bones among
the rocks and canyons of that auriferous re
gion ; for there, the stoutest and most ro
bust men sometimes sicken and die, within
a few days after their nrrinl. On an aver
age, there is more sickness and deaths at
White Pine, than any place I ever was in
before. Many of tho mining camps resem
ble an army hospital during warm weather.
I saw at Treasure City. Harry Coulson. He
is as gray as a "rat." I also saw our old
friend, Col. Dow, at Elko. Elko is a very
flourishing place. It is situated on the rail
road, 125 mile from the mines, and is the
Jirincipal rendezvous preparatory to starting
or there. It is a beautiful place, situated
on the Humbolt river, and will, in time,
make a city of no insignificance. In con
eluxton. I would advixo all to remain at
home if they can make a comfortable living.
I speak from experience. "Well enough at
home" should never bo disturbed. You
may make a 'strike," but your chances ore
to bo taken among the teeming thousands of
adventurers. Portland Commercial.
Weather Record. Wo havo received
Mr. Fcarce'g weather record for April.
During the month there were nine rainy
days, the lt? 13th, 14th showery, and
16th to 21et inclusive. Tho balance of
the month, 17 days, were clear excepting
the 7th, 8th, 11th. and 15th, which were
cloudy. The wind blew from the north 13
days, from the south 12 days, and West
4 days. The sea breczo blew 6 days. The
mean temperature for the month was 51.
The highest mean tcnipcraturo for one
day was on the 30th, which was CG.
The lowest temperature was 43, on the
2lst. From tho 4th to tho 13th, the
tcnipcraturo rauged from 50 to 57, from
the 13th to the 22d, it rangod from 43
to 43 ; from the 22d to 27th it ranged
from 67 to 59, and tho three last days
of the month, it ranged from 63 to 60.
By these figarcs it will be noticed that
tho temperature has been remarkably reg
ular, exhibiting no great changes from
heat to cold. J)uring all the clear weath.
er the wind blew from the north, while
southerly breezes brought rain. Unionist.
Acknowledgement. -Wo aro in
debted to Hon. J. S. Smith for sundry
Congressional documents. Wc add
in this connection that Mr. S. has
been quito ill, his life at one time be
ing despaired of; hut at.last accounts
he was elowly recovering.
coMmic&rnoMTna oREdo ntaiu
Cixci n xati, April 30. At Montgomery,
twelve miles from hero, Alonzo Muller,
while nt dinner with his fnmilv; was shot
and killed by Abrslmm Crest, his brother
n-luw. with a double-bnrcllcd shot can.
Crtt alleges ttmf.Mullcr seduced his (Crest's)
Washington. Arnl 30.J. Hobby Ahton
Im resigned the olfice fit AAttant Attorney
Generm, to which ho was appointed by
Evart. Walbrtdse A. Field, of Daiton, U
appointed ins successor.
Railrtad Sptculatitai.
The Intdliaeneer cmiiAn$ a uto column of
ficial report of CJiauney 11. Snow, formerly
ComtuiMsiuner ol tbe Union Pacific lUilnmfl
which is a severe attack upon the construc
tion of the road and its maligned ofUcinlf.
Tht latter is pronounced as wholly incompe
tent. Suntrintcmlcnt Snvder is accused ot
corruption and raanipulution of the freight
tor uis private advantage, onow ciannn
that only 200 miles ore nroncrly built. ; The
rolling stock is inxofncicnt and worn out
from iiawhnz to Wn fitch. J he track is
laid on frosen soil ami not ballasted. He
charges the regular commissioner with hav
ing appraised a worthless road through
. . .... .a
hcho canon, over which they passed in tho
night time. The report is pronounced ma
licious and untrue by the editor or an even
ing paper wno ia recently paiscu orer iub
Cuban Affairs.
The Spanish Government has never noti
fled this Government of the existence of any
revolution in Cnhn. consequently negotia
tions with Great Britain regarding the seiz
ure of the Mary L well aro carried on as if
no changes had occurred. Tho Spanish
Minister here has been instructed to ignore
the insurrection, referring to tho revolution,
as a series of riot.
The .Secretary of the nayy has received a
letter from a gentleman in Havana, which
sajrs if the United States does not interfere,
and allows the Spanish authorities to deal
with tho insurgents in-their own way, the
rebellion will lo speedily suppressed. On
the other hand the insurgents will succeed if
the Wathi gton Government interpose, and
put a stop to tbe cruelty of the Spaniards.-
The Government has information that the
ogentsof tho insurgent hare a large quan
tity of munitions of a'l kinl, which they,
or on v body else, can havo by paving for
New York, May 2. European papers
jut received say there is great of an
uthr outbreak in Italy umltr Mazrinc.
GaitoaMi is plotting a rrch attack on lwme.
Anouwirf-nn or uojuics i cvwcei crane? ami
Prussia is considered the proper lima to
moe. The same special says that a feeling
is growing out of tho late reported outruge
IV panisn vessels wnw;n win ummaiciy
compel! tho bnitei btates ana Lngland ta
caU Spain to account.
Xnw Voaa, Mav I. Hon. E. B. Wash
borne, Fernando Wood and M. Dcrthcnv,
the French Minister, were passengers on the
Prairie to dav for Europe.
The CUter countv jury awarded Daniel D.
Hell, of Ucbwtcr, $10,00 damages against
Gen. John A. i)xt on account of imprison
ment in Fort Lafavctte.
WssaijsoTo.v, May I. --The Navy Depart
ment is making preparations for taking ob
ncrraiin$ of tl.u vclir c of tbe sun in Au-
gut next, and bis directed the cmmandr
f the Atlantic squadron t meet Prufeor
CofSn, superintendent of the Aauiintl Ai
mannc. at Yokohama on Jttlv lt. from which
Piiit be will sail Vt Siberia. lrufeor
CVSn decides t chct either Ochotk, Sibe
ria, or IUnjinka in S'tUt'u, or Norton
Sound, Alaka, a tbe most favorable posi
tion, A hill appropriate S-"X) fur this
porpie in the Ny appropriations.
Thcre are a number of ai5 davits on file in
lh Indian bureau from the Creeks and Sem
inole who served in the Indian brigade de
claring tbey bare never bctn paid. The
claim agent is in col!uin with tins Indian
traders, who were in the habit of buying up
individual claim, paying in good, of which
it per cent was paid to tho agent, and $15
charged fr collection. Tho profits or fees
alone amounted to nearly $100.(XX). The
Indian IJureau imd Interior Department
under the late CUtei appear to hare eyte
maticalh suppressed all complaints ana evi
The Times' special says special dispatches
from Mexico were comddered in the Cabinet
yesterday. They contain a proposition to
concede a portion of the territory of Mexico
to the United State, for a certain sum not
exactly known outside of official circles, but
uciicred to exceed three million. The ter
ritory surpwed to lo reded comprises the
Sta e of Sonor.1 end Sinaloa, snl tho east
ern part of the Gulf of California. The
rrn isitiun comes in tho form of a protocol
or a trcatv. n i negunaiea principally
lv Senor Romero and is ma Jo with a view
of filling tho coffers of the depicted Mexican
treasury. It is undemtood that the admin
istration has decided nothing.
Senator Sumner opposes the nomination
of Sickles as Minister to Spain, but it is
understood that the President has decided to
make it. Carlisle is likely to be nominated
to Sweden, and Blow, for Brazil, though
there are several candidates for tho latter
Washington News.
Wjisni.vcTotf, May 1. Gen. Robert E.
Lee, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Taggart,
of Baltimore, called on tho President to-day.
Tho visit was a short one, of courtesy mere
ly. Minister Motley was present.
The total amount of tho public debt, less
the amount of cash in tho Treasury, is
$2,518,790,391. It was decreased during
the last month $0,339,070. No bonds were
Uued to the Pacific Railroad during April.
Henry T. Blow will bo appointed Minister
to Uraztl.
Ciiii.ago, May 1. The Journal's special
says it is understood that tho President has
notified Consul Brink, in reply to tho'dis-
Eatch from General Ro.iccrans, that this
ovcrnment is not anxious fir the acquisi
tion of territory where it involves tho ex
penditure of monev.
Tho Cabinet decided yesterday to make
appointments for the Spanish and Brazilian
m'tMsions. General Sickles will have the
former. Tho latter will bo held in abeyance
e f f
iora tew uays.
Sumner's specech creates intense excite
ment in political circles. At a Cabinet meet
ing yesterday the subject of tho speech was
informally discussed.
Washington, May 2.- It is reliably ascer
tained that tho instructions of the Govern
ment to Minister Motley did not suggest any
mode of adjusting tho pending question be
tween the United States and, nor do
they rcquiro htm at present to oppose the
re-opening of negotiations for tho settlement
of the Alabama and other claims. The Gov
ernment will act with that deliberation due
to the importance of the subject, and caro
fully avoid any causo of oflenso whilo firm
ly presenting tho American side of the
question to the British Government when oc
casion requires.
' No one connected with the administration,
including the President and tho British Min
ister, apprehends any injurious consequence
from tho rejection of tho treaty by the Sen
ate, and this is stated on tho assertion of n
gentleman who was fearful of serious dfnV
culties, and made special and privato inqui
ry in in official circles, and thus satiatied
himself of tho truth of this statement,
information is received hero that gentle
men of Richmond, in conversation withGon.
Canby, received the impression that tho vote
on "the Constitution will not take, plaoa on
the fourth Tuesrlay of May, but probably
between tho 1st and 10th of July, to as not I the English Cabinet until the merilia -to
Interfere with the harvest. I of the SDeeeh. ! t i -
Br Vr-Z2. "V0,tf" "?r
iriuion, nnu is anxious umt ine citizens vi i
all parlies shall interest themselves in sccur-
. m . . 1
ng a full and fair yote. The probabilities
are that tha President will bo governed by I
Gen. Canby's suggestions.
Th Times' special says, Grant declines to
remove Mr. Ashley, Uovcrnor of Montana,
' - . ... I
New Mexico un til Confess removes Crowe'
disabilities. It is understood, however, that
.uiicucii uwiiiivr 10 rciiiuio, mif, itivrvmru, 1
t...t.n .1 --i ... -.-.. : i .1 e I
will necessitate tne appointment or a tem
porary Governor.
Gen. Roxecrans favors a loan of several
millions to Mexico, for which she will give
the United States a mortgage on Sonora,
and perhaps sell us that territory at a rea
sonable figure. lie desires to remain long
eni.-ugh to carry out that scheme, hut Minis
ter Nelson lift about the middlo of March.
Nkw HAVEN, Conn., May 2. The
printers of this city are on a strike. They
demand 40 to 45 cents per thousand, and
the employers refuse to pay that scale.
I'lllLADKLPiiiA, iiay z. the rain
storm which has prevailed for the last
two days was interrupted this morning by
a fall of snow which continued an hour.
Sumner oa tho Alabama Claims,
Nr.w York, May 3. A correspond
ent has had an interview with Sumner on
tho Alabama claim", and tho opinions of
the liritish press.
Mr. Sumner think the assertions of
.1. It -1 M t -.1. I
mo jrii8ii prces suuuiu uc received wun
caution, far tho reason that Knirland nev
er likes to be told the truth. tarticularlv
when ia the wrong. lie did not express
' mT
surprixv inc Biiirin which nuw exisis i
in that country, as the British people
have seen the unanimity with which the
Senate supported him in his views and
rejected tho Johnjon-Staoley treaty, to
which state of facts they will soon have
added, despite the shifts of the London
Ttmes, the disagreeable alternative that
President Grant coincides comnletelv
with his views. Mr. Sumner thinks the'
difficulty will not lead to war, as he ap
pears fully confident that hn!?nd will
pay the amount of the bill in preference
to C-htin?, honing for an amicable ar-
ran;ment. The Senator declares there
shall be no yielding on the put of the
American people, after Mr. Motley has
made known their wishes to the English
New York, May 1. Greely has an
article in the Tribune, signed with his
initials, which expresses his belief that
the charge against J. Kas?ell Yonnz, that
he abused his position on tho Tribune for
private ends, is fule and unfounded, and
says the publication of the correspond
ence was simply au outrage. He calls
for a full investigation of the charge that
Young improperly furnished Associated
Prcfs news. Greeley further says Young
has not been removed or suspended, or
in any manner condemned. It is not onr
enstom to pass judgment on a mere in
dictment. Kkw Oai.KANa, May 1. A southwest
erly gale ves!erday at the mouth o! the
Mississippi river swept away iho galler
ies of the iight-houge, and destroyed the
Hunt keeper s dwelling. At the south
west pas destroyed the light house boat,
and blew five feet of water into the light
houc. The building scttl;d a foot. The
storm damaged ihc rigging ol vessels at
the pass. -
Chicago, May 2. The Tribune'. New
York special says a Northeaster prevailed
yesterday, doing considerable damage to
the shipping. Several vessels are re
ported missing.
New York, Jlay 3. The storm yes
terday was the severest for many years.
Itaio fell in torrents. The gale was quite
damaging to street awnings, cte. Hobo
ken Fiat was completely inundated, and
many occupants of buildings had to be
removed in steamboats.
Caaadiaa News;
Mostrcal, May 1. -Tho printer's
strike continues. The morning papers
are advertising for giils to set type.
Four hundred and thirty French Ca
nadians lei! yesterday for Boston and
New York. -
Chicago, May 4. The Republican's
special say., the action of Secretary Cox
in referring the Atchison branch Railroad
claim to the Cabinet for decision is re
garded as a virtual defeat of tho scheme.
President Grant keeps a vigilant watch
over the affairs of Cuba. Although
Government officials have indicated a
willingness to sell all kinds of war mate
rial to any parties who desire to purchase,
no. sale has been made. The 'President
stated substantially that he believes the
Spaniards havo exhausted their strength
in Cuba, whilo the insurgents ha?e much
latent strength, which will show itself in
an effectivo manner.
Mr. Plumb, our now Consul General,
leaves for Havana on Thursday with very
full and explicit instructions. Ho is re
quired to protect the rights of Ameri
can citizens, but avoid a quarrel with the
Colonial authorities.
Jacob D. En os, colored, has been ap
pointed Postmaster at Valadostoga, Ga.
This is the notorious rebel town where
tho Ku Klux were to blow up the Court
IIouso with powder, while Republicans
were holding a meeting there.
Tho Cherokeo delegates and others
from Indian Territory protest against the
newly appointed penaiou agent, Claperton,
at Fort Gibson, hois said to have been
till lately clerk of the claim agents, who
grossly swindled tho Indians.
Commissioner X'elano has been formally
notified that an 'appeal will be taken frova
his decision, - sustaining Assessor "Web
ster s construction of the law of tax oa
bankers and brokers.
The counsel on both sides of tbe Dyer
Court of Iuquiry have agreed to submit
tne case witnout argument. Tho deoisioa
will probably bi tuado by Thursday. .;
The caso of Lafayette C. Baker vs City
of Washington, for a reward of $20,000
offered lor the arrest of Booth, was de
cided against Bakor on the ground that
bcinp; an officer of tho Government he
could not share in the reward. The case
has been appealed ta ia tho Court ia
Banco. f . ,
Chicago, May 3.The FrtowneV spe
cial saya, tho comments of tho English
press and the opinions of the Ministry on
Sumner's speech do not occasion any sur
prise, though they aro much talked about.
It is understood that ; no report of the
speech was telegraphed, and though the
voto rejectlng.tho treaty was sent by ca
ble, the comments on tba questions . in
volved were withheld at the request of
Gladstone ba, he avi. ttsuranet. tKxft
, , " i 77--
tbf ct,? oa "'treaty purely fdltU
ASl slAlMMf 'Vl. A mm m. 1 Mm
mjbwi nave eotnt irca
leverdy J ohnton, Tor the English Mia
ister here well understood that this ot
In tl e Senate was sustained by nearlr U
nnr enn! lhirm 1 ei;i
tanco, though we hold ourselvei ia read-
in ess to meet any advance on the pert if
tf 1 1 ..... -
Council Proceedings.
Tbchidat Etesisc, Ifsy lift.
Council met: Holleallcd; prsMat: CeassiJ.
men Mint all, Zlscklemsa, Coaler, Mcsler m!
The Msyor fjelnj stnt tbs Sceerdsr frU4.
Minatea of preriotis meetinf wtrs rss4 sad st
On motion, tbe Council proeecdsd t htr mt
correct jrriersneei In sfcnmentf; sof,sftT mf.
in sn l sdjaitins 11 eUlmi nd msktae U -
dnetions cUirae.1, tbe Afiiment roll was aet4'
from th EseoHer. showing theamontt frsfsf.
ty ftixctl in tbo eity to 1 $i7T,77 : sb4.
On motion, the tsz wss !rf4 it S mHTs a ft.
dollsr for tbs preneet year.
On motion sdjonrnea".
L. VT. D00LITT12,
N. B.On Tbardsy eveafar. May SI. Am
Common Council wilt recti rs lld$ lot rrarsllas
. V - - . m r. . . : .
lo cromogw oi rcccna eirscu
Not OBSTINATE. An exeaa?. ssi
hat Orant u not at all obstinate;-
vi wm wvii-grDBiuita coDTlctlOal
U,J from which tt m itapofsible to xacra
ini. It is a little sintnilar that &
donkey is built ia pretty tnuelt tllr
in. r tt- fsy , tiff.
Xs fttllinjj srs tht priest pi& fr Tn4m
Marb ftUxt st which other arUsles oca tsliiasT
m thu market : .
Vbat-jU, ftr latmel. 51 .
PoUktoci jx-T bu.LeI.40(5a
Onio fHrrWvhH. $1 ti - ,
nor per til, S7 &e fo
Eotur per poood, 2 Kit.
Es pen &mn, 25 et.;
Cb.ckD$ perdoien, $2 WS t9.
Pabf dri-d, per pound, 14620 ts.
Pork per pd, 55ietj.
Iirf oa tot, 4J(5 ct. . .
ilotton, pr pound, 10J12 rt.
Soap pr pom4. 4J tit.
Slt-Uf Aagtlo., per poMj, 2 (U
lltivj (,oUea Sjrnp .pr kr , $4 2i
gmttrntttj GoWe Sjmp per ker.t .
Tea 1 oong Hjwa, ptT ptmad. it ta
Llk,7ift 0&.
' Japan, $1 25.
" Sa lUfUtti
CoV-pr pooad, 20Q2S et.
Nal-eiit. Kr paBd, 7S eU.
Tcrptntia fr ln, ll 251 J
iKunwtie brown, UJ et.
"kJkfT,Tri,',,yr,f'J2. " 1
Led Tickiag-ier yard, 25 rta,
IJloe lnILjf per Trrf. 20(425 cU. ''
FlaaneH per yrd, 5CQS2J cfa.
PriaU-faU ec4or, per yard. 1 2 . .
Rjfie Towdtr, per pJ. J5S$X C. -
Ca&dlet bctt, per found, 29r3 eta.
Rice Cbioa,ppeod. WiStim. '
Tobaeeo per poasd, $J ft&l 25.
Ea?arta per potrad, tej eta,
Drved Plum jerloaod. I2iI5-.
Drtsd Applesper lb. C7e
44 Carrotf per E,
E.coa-lUmtrrtb, I2X2.. .
" Sidcr. per B. 10e.
St.nUer, per lb. fie,
Lard-per ft ia ean,, He. Iker. r..
cb ranJ-rr .!-.$! eat2 ta
Holland G.n per gaU,$5 59 .
- America D rand j per aL.5 tt
Jaraaira Rom per cat., $4 ft?
Tar $1 25 per calln.
Beani per lb., $e.
Deroes' Kcrofens Oil, 75elt 09 per rat.
xSiili f tH- r- 9 89j " M -
Floor 12 7S ee.
VTbet DnU. t 3es per bnsaet.
Oat Doll, at 4 be per tcbcl.
Eirri 22(325e per de.
Putter Ifi Brin. 3035e per B.
Pried Applet -Dol!. at 7aSe per lb.
I.rd In tin eon. H15e; in kegf, 12atSlt.
Tt.eon Dntl. at IlJT2e per lb.
Ilarnf dan,atl2ial3e per Xb. '
21 Cents per Pound, in Casa,
100,000 LBS.
OF THE 4 -
Chartered bj Special Act of CoQrtii ia
CasliGapital- . ITT. . . $ilc:3ic:3s.
C. II. CLARK, fi resident 1
JAY CO0IE, Chairman Finance
and Executive Committee f
E lEEl 9ecretar7 q4 A
taftry . . ;, ..
Special Features-.
JtOVf Hates of Preminia ; -
. All Pelioies Non-Torfeita! r t
And aro Negotiable. X
eirtifieatea ev ob!ieaiioas bit U biuj.
arreting 10 purcna9 us pmioMji tHeir Talat,
which, xeben acoompanied bj tbe poljcj daly .a,
signed or transferred are negotiable, aad mj
uacd aa eoltatcral gejuritj ia makio loa&a ftta'
tba Company or fraia &thcr parties. '. , . .
Return Frenulum. Xitt) Polfeies.
Uoder tblj f laa aU Freiaiuau paid tn tbo Con.
pnay will be wtrne4 at tba death of tbt persa
whoaolifeia insured together with, the orisiaal
am oust of the Policy. ' - ; - . -
By tbe Charter all tbe policies are exempt &
attaehmeat ia Caliroraia or any other State ia taa
Union. ,j; . ; . : ; - x
No exra rates on tbe liyes of females.
'- - 1 . . . :; General AresU.
W.E. 1XAIX, Manager. ..
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f C Trarcling A gMt for Oree, " v
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