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ffiljc lUcckli) Enterprise.
OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CLACKAMAS COUNTY.
Oregon City, Oregon ,
Sept. 29, 1871.
Figures for the People-
"Last week, in reply to the false asser
tions of Radical journals regarding the
expenses of Grant's Administration, we
gave the official figures, showing tbat
there was a discrepancy between thestate
ments of Treasurer Spinner and Secretary
Boutwell regarding the public debt,
amounting to over 109 millions of dollars ;
that the civil and miscellaneous expendi
tures under Grant so greatly exceeded
thai under any previous Administration
as to be astounding ; that such mere civil
and miscellaneous expenditures under
Grant exceeded by over eight million of
dollars the whole total expenses of the
Government under Buchanan, and lastly,
that the total expenses of Grant's Admin
istration were more than five times the
expenses under Buchanan; And now we
will proceed briefly to furnish the official
figures which will explode some more of
their false assertions. The Radical press
make quite an ado over the fact that the
public debt (according to Boulwell) has
been reduced from March 1st, ISC'J, to
.April 1st, 1871, to the extent of $215,765,
663 71. Now, the only strange thing we
see about these figures is, that the debt
was not reduced to a much greater extent,
when we learn from official statistics lhat
between. April 1st, 1HG0, and April 1st,
1871, there has been wrung from the hard
earnings of the people of the United
States by Grant's Administration, taxes to
tfic enormous amount of $92S,00!),077 00,
so that Grant's account with the people
would stand thus :
CollM from tho people; in 2 years, $023,009,977 OO
l'uiil on debt of people in 2 years, $21,,7Cj,(iti3 74
TuM fjr other purposes and stoltjn,.f:712,2l,"i;3 2G
Is there anything in these, their own
figures, of which to boast? Again, it is
claimed by them that as a consequence of
the reduction of the public debt, there
has been a saving to the people in annual
interest to the amount of $12.002. 977 90.
Now let us see about this. La? week we
showed that acarding to Treasurer Spin
ner, there had been a fraudulent addition
Gt the public debt to the amount of $109,
630,511 21, the annual interest on which
0 would be S6,577.-50 06. Again, since
Grant has been President, there has been
kept lying idle in the Treasury a sum. the
average of which, according to Boutwell's
monthly budgets, amounts to $132,500,003.
the annual interest on which would be
7,950,000 00. Again, by Radical legis
lation the people have become responsi
ble for the principal and interest of the
Pacific Railroad bonds, issued in the in
terest of a private corporation, the prin
cipal of which is $6l,G13,S:2 and the
annual interest of which is $3,877,129 92.
So that Grant's account with the people
on this interest question would stand
about a3 follows :
Interest paid on fraudulent debt.. $V77,8:50 r-6
Interest lost on idle money 7,9."0,(',lO no
Interest puid on Paeiiic it." It. bonds, 3,H77,12! 92
Int. paid annually by the people. . .$13,10 !,90 58
Interest claimed to be saved annual
ly to the people $12,002 977 00
Annual interest lost by the people. $,3 11,032 !I2
Again, a great ado is made by them in
regard to the reduction of taxation. Con
gress justprior to the elections in 18'GS
and 1S70, passed acts reducing somewhat
in some particulars the onerous taxation
inflicted upon our people, but this was
done only for the purpose of influencing
the elections which were to follow, and
was dono solely in the interest of certain
sections and interests. For instance, ac
cording to the statistics of the Internal
Revenue Bureau, the internal tax in the
six New England States, in 1870, was less
by $10,322,892 41 than it was in I8S6,
while in Illinois, Indiana. Ohio, Iowa.
Kausas. Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska,
Wisconsin, California and Oregon, all com
bined, the reduction of internal taxation
in 1870 over 1865 was only $1,125,113 07,
and while in the States of Florida. Ken
tucky, Maryland. Missouri. North Caro
lina, Virginia and West Virginia, the in
ternal revenue tax was greater in 1870
than in 1SGG by the sum of $f;815,lll 80;
.eo that the actual reduction of internal
revenue taxation in the States above men
tioned, in 1870. over the year 18(16, has
only been $13. G32,59i 28. Thus:
Reduction in six Xow Kncr. 8t;i:e-5...f 1G.')22,S92 41
" eleven Western iSiutes...' 4,12.l 07
Total reduet'n East. & West. tatc2sVH.S,M6 OS
Increase in seven Southern Status... ,8l.j,l-ll HiJ
Total reduet'n in twenty-four Statos?l3,;32, 59 1 23
This amount. $13,032,591 28, if about
uu..u "iiiuiin tii in CUIJ iUUl
States mentioned, would make a reduction
to each State of $508,028, and to the six
New England States of $3,40S,1CS:
Reduction of internal revenue taxes
in New Knuland flu,322,SD2
Jtedtn tton, it properly apportioned,
in 2n'ew England." 3,10S,l('i8
ion in favor of
This statement shows that the assertions
made by the liadieals about the great re
duction in the m.uter of iuternal taxation
are false, an that what little reduction has
been made has been mainly in the interest
of that section always favored by Radical
Now let us look at the tariff statistics,
iu order to see if any startling reduction
has been made of the onerous taxation
imposed upon our people. From official
statistics we learn that for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1870. the amount of tariff
taxes paid by our people was $194,538,
374, while the amount paid for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1871, amounted to
$206,270,109, which, "iu order to contrast,
we will place as follows :
Tariff taxes paid in IS71 $206,270,400
Tariff taxes juu 1 in 1S70 194,533,37 4
Increase for year 1S71 11,732,020
But ;his is not all. Careful investiga
te of the workings of the present Rad
ical system of protective tariffs has demon
strated the fact that for every dollar put
by the tariff into the Tutted States Treas
ury, four dollars more have been taken
from the pockets of the laboring masses
and put jnto the pockets of the protected
monopolists ; so that the real increased
tariS" taxation for the people for the year
1871, by the Radicals, over that of 1870,
is as follows :
Increased amount paid to Treasurv... $11,732,026
Increased amount paid to monopolists. 45,928,104
Total increased taxation paid in 1S71 . ..o7,600,130
These figures (except the last supposed
amount paid to monopolists) are from offi
cial statistics, and are well worthy the
calm consideration of the American peo
ple. The Radical party, so boastful of its
economy and of its reduced expenditures
and diminished rate of taxation, is demon
trated, by the figures of its own Depart
ments, to be profligate in its expenditures
and to have really increased the burden
of taxation imposed upon the people only
that official rascals may filch fortunes
from their hard earnings.
The Sum of all the Financial Vil
lainies. The Springfield Register gives three
columns of defalcations and thefts by the
National Administration, and finally sums
up a. portion of them in the following re
cord of thefts, defalcations, corruptions,
robberies, public plunders, etc. At this
time it remains to foot up the aggregate
amount of money stolen from the people
during Grants administiatioa by dishon
est officials. And here it is :
102,000,000 acres of public
land stolen from the people
and donated to corpora
tions at its minimum price,
$1.25 per acre $205,000,000
Fraudulent sales of war ma
One-quarter of four hundred
million dollars stolen by
tax gatherers and collectors 100.000,000
Defalcations of government
Loss by compromise with the
thief, Speer, of Kansas. . . . 117,000
Evans' theft in Pennsylvania. 300,000
Estimated defalcations of pen
sion agents 1.000.000
Expenses of the White House
over those of pure times
and honest officials 132,000
Robbery of the Golden Rule
sate and money 1,000,000
Olmstead's example and Mc
Cartney's illustration of it. S5,000
Expense of a useless syndi
Loss by Boutwell's little
stamp and paper contract. . 5.000,000
Defalcation of Ad Interim
Douglas Spinner's warrants
unaccounted for 3,103.000
Defalcations of Illinois collec
Grand total .
A Cuix.ui.YK Stior. On Tuesday even
ing lust, U. S. Marshal Thos. G. Young,
accompanied by a deputy, went into the
ofiice of the Wa Kee Company, Portland,
for the purpose of taking a wOLftan, for
whom he had a warrant from the U. S.
District Court. He had arrested the parly
he was searching for. when she was torn
from him by one of the Company, while
at the same time a stalwart Celestial
caught the deputy and pinioned his arms.
Marshal Young, after warning the party
interfering to desist, fired a pistol in the
air. Finding this did not suffice, he level
ed his pistol again and shot the Chinaman
dead. A coroners jury rendered a vcr
that the Marshal only discharged his
duty. This class of the population of
Portland is becoming rather unruly and
law-defying of late, and a few such whole
some lessons will probably teach these
sons of the Flowery Kingdom that we
have laws in this country that even they
At Ours. Most of the "Independent''
papers of California, all of which support
ed the Radical ticket at the late election,
are now exposing the corruption and ras
cality practiced by the Radicals to carry
that State. They will not support the
Judicial candidates on account of this
barefaced corruption, and hence, the Dem
ocracy will carry the State next month.
Take the story as given by the "Indepeud
ent'7 papers, such as the Sacramento
Union and San Francisco Bulletin, which
papers did more to secure the success of
the Radical ticket than all the others com
bined, and it was the most corrupt elec
tion ever held on this coast, and a most
humiliating disgrace to the Radicals in
stead of a victory, if anything can dis
sn-ace the scoundrels.
How Is It Done ". An exchange im
pertinently asks how is it that a man who
goes into office poor, and receives only a
salary of $25,000. in a little over. .two
years, purchases and pays for a "farm of
eight hundred and sixty-nino acres of
land, valued at $300,000, including the
blooded stock upon it V Mr. Grant is the
gentleman who has enjoyed the salary of
$25,000 for a little over two years, and
Mr. Grant is the man who has purchased
the farm and stock valued at $300,000.
Can he honestly have come by the money
paid for the firm and stock? Here is a
question for the Radical press to solve to
the satisfaction of the tax-payers of the
Rkmaiik.vblk. The telegraph has been
very busy for the last three months in
giving us daily accounts of the New York
city frauds, yet this loyal messenger of
news keeps very silent regarding the stu
penduous frauds perpetrated by the Rad
icals at Washington and throughout the
Union. When public opinion forces a
mention of any Radical stealings, it is
made as short as possible and one mention
of the fact generally is all that is given.
We don't see any necessity of being so
partial in this matter. Let all the theives
be treated alike.
Sii.ext. The Oregonian, which is gen
erally very prompt in its attempts to
apologize for Radical extravagance and
stealings, found our figures last week too
much for its digestion, and has failed to
give its usual explanation of the causes.
Official records are too much for it to get
around. We give it another dose this
week. Democrats will do well to keep
these documents on hand. They are facts
that cannot be contradicted.
Understand Each Other. The Spring
field Republican replies to Butler's vitu
peration in an article in the same strain.
Ben, it says, is a "brawling demagogue
and a branded liar." These Radicals
know where to touch each other on the
Did't Coke. Brick Ponieroy who was
to deliver the address at the Lina County
Fair, did not arrive.
The Presidential Prospect.
The next electoral college will be com
posed of 316 votes necessary for a
choice. 158. The following from present
appearances, would indicate the probable
Alabama 8 J Iowa 8
Delaware 3 I Kansas
Georgia 9 j Maine
Florida 3 j Massachusetts
New York 33
North Carolina. . 9
Rhode Island 4
South Carolina.. 5
Tennessee 10 j
Virginia 10 I
New Hampshire. 5
West Virginia. . . 5
Eighteen States 155 Ten State3 C4
The following States may be placed as
dougtful, as they have been vibrating
between the two parties or are so closely
contested that it is a matter of doubt as
as to which side they may be counted in
the Presidential election, and are there
fore put down as doubtful :
New Jersey 7
Ohio . 21
Nine Slates 9G
It will be seen from the above tables
which we believe to be based on good
authority, that the Democracy lack only
three votes of the requisite majority. If
there is no Federal interference, Arkan
sas and New Jersey, and propably Mississ
ippi, will give there electoral vote to the
Democracy, making 21, which gives the
Democracy a clear majority of 18. Be
sides, we regard the prospects for the
Democracy to carry California, Pennsyl
vania and Ohio by no means beyond their
reach, and with proper candidates and
platform, these States will give a Demo
cratic majority, making 52 more votes,
which, with those above mentioned, would
give the Democracy a majority of 70.
Now, suppose the Democracy lose Louis
iana, 7 ; North Carolina, 9 ; Texas, G 22 ;
and they still have a majority of 58. Let
every Democrat in the couutry take cour
age, and do his duty let honest men be
placed in nomination, on a sound plat
form, and the victory will be oars.
Speechifying. Secretary Boutwell, the
financial figure-head for the great stealing
institution run by Grant and his relatives,
at Washington, termed the National Gov
ernment, has left Washington on a tour to
make campaign speeches in Ohio, and we
suppose to distribute a few thousands of
dollars he and his crowd have stolen from
the people to buy votes. It is a rather
bad state of affairs, when our Federal offi
cials are so low down as to travel over
the country, making campaign speeches.
The better days of the Republic are mat
ters of history.
Daring the apostacy of Johnson, Demo
crats were temporarily in power. They
used the power of the Government, theu
mainly in their hands, to defeat the elec
tion of Grant to the Presidency.
If there was anything needed to prove
the fact that the editor of the Statesmen
has become demented, the above extract
gives that evidence. The idea of the
Democrats having received any assistance
through Johnson's fight with his Radical
friends, is so ridiculous an assertion, that
we are astonished to see it emulate even
from Sjim. Clarke.
Prni.TSTitNO Comtaxv. A Publishing
Company, with Messrs. J. II. Lappeua, B
B. Taylor, editor of the Herald, and Eu
gene Semple, one of the proprietors of
the Herald, has been organized in Port
land. The capital stock of the Company
is $20,000, divided into 400 shares of $50
each. The stock, we understand, is nearly
all taken, and the Company proposes to
enter into a newspaper and general pub
lishing business as soon as the organization
is permanently effected.
Womax Suffrage. We devote much of
our space this week to a sermon, recently
delivered in this city, by Rev. E. Gerry,
on the subject of Woman's Rights, etc. It
will be found on the first page of this
issue, and is well worth careful perusal.
He takes his standpoint of opposition to
the Woman's Rights movement from the
teachings of St. Paul, and uses many
sound and logical arguments in defence
of his position.
How it was poxk. A San Francisco
paper says that $200,000 were sent by the
Radicals thieves at Washington to San
Francisco to aid in buying up Radical
votes. The people of the United States
have paid dearly for the Radical victory
in California. It is estimated to have cost
over one million dollars and all from the
tax-payers. How long will the honest
men in our couutry submit to these out
Early Death. The "New Departure'
dogma has died as suddenly a3 it cane in
to existence and now its most ardent sup
porters refuse to weep over its demise.
Senator Thurman and Geo. II. Pendleton
both repudiate the thing in their cam
paign in Ohio. The masses have been
too strong for the platform tinkers this
time. Honesty is the watchword for the
The Cincinnati Gazette nominates John
M. Harlan, the defeated Radical candi
date for Govenor in Kentucky, for Vice
President in 1872. The Gezette thinks
Harlan is entitled to the honor for his re
cent ' brilliant canvass'' ia which he was
beaten only 45,000.
North Pacific Railroad. We learn
that $50,000,000 of bonds of this road
have been taken by the London syndicate
of bankers. This will cause the road to
be completed sooner than was at first an
ticipated. Glad to Hear it. The Roseburg Plain
dealer says that Gov. Grover is opposed
to the -New Departure" dogma. We are
glad to hear it.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
The Pixley Troupe ia in Portland.
The wells in Jacksonville are all going
Senator Corbett started East last Mon
day. The Westside Railroad is rapidly pro
gressing. Gold ha3 been found in the streets of
Salem is annoyed by a camp of riotous
Susan B. Anthony went to Albany last
More rich silver ore has been found on
The Insane Asylum at present contains
A new wharf boat is being constructed
at the Dalles.
A pet porcupine is to be exhibited at
the State Fair.
Gen. J. II. Ilolmanis again seriously
ill, in Portland.
There are three thousand Good Tem
plars in Oregon.
The total taxation assessment in Coos
county is $517,493.
Plummer is again tickling the
risibles of Portlanders.
There are twenty-six prisoners in the i
Multnomah county jail.
A new office is to be built for the Ore
gon Bulletin, in Portland.
An infant son of E. A. Thatcher, of
Salem, died last Sunday.
Frederick Smith, a coal miner at Coos
Bay, died a few days ago.
A new Post Office is to be established
at Mansfield, Coos county.
Boats on the Upper Columbia now
make four trip3 per week.
Much valuable timber in Polk county
is being destroyed by fire.
Hon. E. N. Cooke and wife have re
turned from Yaquina Bay.
Track is now laid on the Westside Rail
road a distance of four miles.
The exterior of the Masonic Temple, at
Portland, is nearly completed.
Salem postoffice has been made an In
ternational mouey order office.
Wheat in Grand Ronde Valley is sell
ing at 35 to 40 cents per bushel.
Horace Stratton is to have charge of
the railroad depot at Eugene City.
Fifteen thousand bushels of wheat were
received in Albany each day of last week-
Many parties from the Sound country
are seeking cattle and sheep in Oregon.
A weekly United States mail is now in
operation between Baker City and Roos
ter. The Pogue River Mining Company have
100 Chinaman employed, taking out amal
gam. Dr. A. M. Loryea of East Portland has
been appointed Swiss Consul for Ore
gon. Lou MeCarty and Miss Carrie Chapman
are to play a 4brief engagement at Port
land. Col. Taylor, of the Herald, has been
drinking some "Ben Holladuy" cham
pagne. Every arrangement is being made to
make the State Fair pleasant and agree
able. The manufacture of Gotham's Broad
cast Sowers is to be commenced in
The Salem Statesman advertises to print
original Oregon poetry at fifteen cents
Gold bearing quartz has been found in
large quantities on Lewis River, near St
Work has been commenced on Ankpny's
raam mouth market and theatre building.
Mons. DeClufe. the tight wire walker,
died from the effects of his recent fall at
The amount of taxable property in
Polk county is $1,809,972 ; number of
The Police Judge of Portland is now
sending "boy roughs'- to jail for twenty
Over twenty converts have been made
to Methodism, at Portland, during the
1. R. Moores has gone to Roseburg to
select the remainder of railroad lands, for
Suits have been commenced, in Port
land, aganist the O. S. N. Co., by certain
W. P. Owen has sold out at S?.lem and
goes to the Dalles to engage in the nurs
Hon. J. N. T. .i'Her has selected 00
000 acres of swamp lands in the Klamath
The new steamer A. Hay ward, reccntlv
built by the O. S. N. Co., made a trial
The Democrat says there were lf0
wagons unloading wheat in Albany, one
day last week.
The Neptune Crew, of Portland, chal
lenges any crew in the Eastern States for
a rowing match.
In many districts in Eastern Oregon
raining operations have been suspended
for want of water.
The Red Men of Portland have pre
sented Aleck Campbell with a Past Sachem
regalia, worth $75.
Tim funeral of Lieut. Patrick Qninn, of
ihe Emmet -Guard, of Portland, look
place lust Monday.
The roads in Douglas county are
plaiued of as being sadly out of
and absolutely dangerous.
It is said Barney Trainor will soon
establish a free terry (by skiffs) from
Portland to East Portland.
Rich beach mines have been discovered
twenty miles south of the famous Ran
dolph mines, in Curry county.
The Bookstore of Bancroft & Morse.
Portland is lighted by gas manufactured
in the building, from gasoline.
The Eugene City office is authorized to
draw money orders on Great Britain, un
der the recent Postal Treaty.
Improvements on the Umpqua river
are still progressing rapidly. They will
be completed in a few weeks.
The East Portland Era complains of
irregularities and delays in tho running
of Knott's Ferry, at that place.
Fourteen thousand dollars' worth of
musical instruments were sold in Port
land within the past two months.
Messrs. Holladay and Halsey are about
to erect a large four-story hotel, in North
Portland, near the railroad depot.
The farmers of John Day Valley offer
a subsidy of 83,000 to any respectable
party who will build a flouring milUhere.
A company has been formed at Colum
bia City to build a steamboat for the
trade on the Columbia and Willamette
The Oregon Iron Work3 hare completed
the boiler and fog whistle, ordered by
the Government to be placed on Cape
Capt. Flanders, of Portland, has been
appointed Inspector of Halls, to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the death of Capt,
Portland ia said to be full of "frauds"
and "sharpers," ready to fleece any un
lucky wight whom chance may throw in
A ball is to be given at Fort Klamath,
on October 13th, "Complimentary to the
ladies of Oregon," by the "Busy Bs."
The East Portland Era complains of
funeral corteges racing over the bridges
of that town. The Oregonian thinks this
a grave charge.
Mr. Cutting, late of the Chemeketa
Hotel, Salem, wa3 quite severely injured
by the upsetting oi me stage, leceuuy,
near Boise City.
II. II. Gilfrey, Private Secretary of
Governor Grover has gone to Roseburg,
to relist and make out maps of the indem
nity school lands.
The Statesman says a man named Ler
well, of French Prairie, was fined forty
dollars for beating his two sisters ! Go
after that jury, Sister Duniway.
A considerable sum of money has been
raised at Baker City to aid F. R. Twiggs,
the unfortunate contractor on the Baker
Academy, which was destroyed by fire.
An association has been formed in Port
land for the purpose of purchasing lots
and erecting buildings for the use of the
several Lodges of Good Templars in that
Gen. John Eaton. Jr.. U. S. Commissioner
of Education, is visiting this State for the
purpose of gathering educational statis
tics, to be furnished to the Bureau of Ed
ucation. A son ot Mr. Barr. of Camas Valley,
says the Plaindealer, was recently arrest
ed for breaking into a gunshop, in Rose
burg, and destroying property, lie gave
bail in the sum of $250.
The John L. Stephens, on her last trip
to Portland, brought up 9C0 tons of
freight a very heavy cargo. She had
no difficulty in reaching Portland, though
the river is extremely low.
Small-pox has disappeared from Walla
Cougars arc killing tho sheep near
A Good Templar Lodge has been start
ed at Tacoina.
The official Republican majority for
Congressman in Montana is 414.
Mart. V. Brown, of the Albany Demo
crat is - doing" Walla Walla Valley.
George Coggin has disposed of his in
terest iu the Olympia and Monticello mail
A great water ditch covering the ex
tensive placer fields around Helena (Mon
tana) is nearly completed.
J. G. Swan, Esq.. was admitted to the
bar at the recent term of the U. S. Dis
trict Court at Port Townsend.
Certain citizens of Seattle have found
a ledge of peculiar looking stone which
contains a mineral supposed to be tin.
On the Gth and 7th prox.. a Fair will be
held at Olvmpia. The opening address
will be delivered by Hon. O. B. McFadden!
The Washington Territory Council has
five Republicans and four Democrats; the
House sixteen Republicans, and fourteen
, Lieut. George II. Belden. of the regu
lar army, was kilU-d on the 2d instant near
Grand River, Dakota Territory, by a
The other day a stick of timber eighty
feet long and twenty-five inches square,
free from knot, spot or blemish of any
kind, was sawed at Seattle.
Mr. Robert G. Stuart has filed his bond
ns receiver of public moneys for the
Fuget Sound district, and will take charge
of his office on the first of next month.
Dr. Eggers of Thurston county has
been exhibiting some fine samples of to
bacco grown in his garden at Olympia.
The Doctor raises and chews his own to
bacco. The Salt Lake Tribune says lhat Brig-
ham onng has arranged that Ins son.
Brigham Young. Jr.. shall succeed him in
his ofiice of prophet, priest and king of
the Mormons. Some of the old Mormon
leaders are said to be restive under this
General Kevs Item.3.
It is said Mrs. Cady Stanton cleared
$700 on her lectures in California.
The Union Pacific Railway has sold
419. OG0 acres of farming lands for the
sum of $1,900,000.
The California Steam Navagation Com
pany paid a dividend for August of 1G
per cent., which aggregated $1U0,000.
Seven young ladies from Oregon have
just entered their names as students at the
Boston Conservatoire of Music. The
names of the ladies are not given.
The next stated session of the Synod of
the Pacific, the highest representative of
the Presbyterian Church, will be held at
Oakland, commencing on Tuesday, Octo
Nebraska took the field against thc
Union in the pomological exhibition at
Richmond, and bore o!T the palm. It
took the first premium for tho best collec
tion of tniits.
The latest sensation is a tidal wave pre
dicted, it is said, by Agassiz, which will
sweep fifty feet in bight from Cape llat
teras to Bahia. New Orleans is to be
submerged, and all the low Southern
coast. The 5th or Gth of October ia the
Have You axv Oi.i Ckjar Boxes. The
Chicago Republican says there has been
a recent judicial decision touching the tax
upon cigars, making it a penalty of $50
not to destroy the box after the cigars
shall have been taken therefrom. This
applies not only to the regular dealer in
the article, but to the consumer, and the
individual who has a dozen empty cigar
boxes "kicking around" his house, or in
the possession of his children, had better
put his foot in them, or institute a savings
bank in order to meet the penalty, since
the law docs not excuse ignorance.
Third Crop of Aftles. The Stockton
Independent says :
From Heath & Boody. who reside on
the Calaveras, a short distance north of
Waterloo, we have received an apple twig
containing eight apples of the third crop
produced by the same tree this season.
The apples are about the size of full
growTn walnuts. The tree has matured
two crops a sample of the second thor
oughly ripe, having been forwarded to ns
along with the specimens of the third
crop. It is not all improbable but the
third crop will reach maturity and become
thoroughly ripe this fall.
"No Rest for the Wicked." The di
rect Federal tax for the year ending June
30, 1871, was three hundred and eigldy-three
millions three hundred and twenty-three thou
sand nine hundred and forty-four dollars.
That is over a million a day, Sundays in
cluded. Tho tax law works on Sunday,
taking no rest, and making over a millio'n
of dollars. Hadn't that tax law better be
abolished ? We hardly know of a more
pious movement than that, and we may be
counted in. X. Y. Herald.
Mrs. Colt, the pistol maker, at Hartford,
Connecticat, having built a $200,000
church in memory of her husband and in
behalf of her workmen, is bnidinga $60,
000 school house on her armory grounds
for the children of her employes.
The Union Pacific Land office at Omaha
has sold 405,796 acres of land ia the last
two years for $1,773,791.
Stealings Still they Come.
The Iowa State Register in a three col
umn article on Radical stealings, has the
following among its long list:
FRAUDULENT SALES OF WAR MATERIAL.
The details of the secret sales of pub
lic property, furnish a page of our finan
cial annals that has not yet been ventila
ted. It is difficult to reach the truth, but
sufficient has transpired to fix upoa. these
transactions a suspicion of corrupt prac
tices amounting almost to eertainty. Im
mense stores of public property have
been sold by the war and navy depart
ment for about $250,000,000. which cost,
in war bonds, over $1,000,000,000; have
been purchased by members of a ring
and re-sold to the government at an enor
mous profit. It is not presumptuous to
assume that in this time of general cor
ruption, parties in the ring acquired sud
den and immense wealth by thus preying
upon the public property.
THEFT FROM THE TAX PATERS.
The enormous amounts paid by the
people unnecessarily, in the shape of tax
es, may be ranged in the list of public
robberies. Four hundred million dollars
are extorted from the people annually,
nearly one-half of which disappears from
public view in the pockets of collectors
and officials. In 1850. the custom housa
collections were $39,000,000 ; in 1800,
only $53,000,000 ; in 1870, $194,000,000.
This portion of the national finances is
wrung mainly from the farmer, mechanic
and laboring" classes, for the protection of
the eastern manufacturers aud millionaires.
In the last fiscal year over $200,000,000
was added, to enable the Radical Adminis
tration to show a considerable reduction
of the national debt. The policy of such
enormous plucking of the people, lor the
sake of giving eclat to Urant s au mi n Mira
tion and securing his re-nomiuatiou. is de
nounced by the ablest statisticians, and
results in the bankruptcy of the men and
the interests which need the governmental
assistance, or, at least, a reduction, rather
than increase, of the popular taxation.
A RIFE COLLECTOR THIEF.
As a sample of the whole batch, one
Spear, of Kansas, a collector, was short
in his accounts $15S,000. He called to
his councils a prominent State Senator
and he advised with a member of Con
gress. On the solicitation of the latter an
investigation, already begun, was post
poned, and alter backing and filling, a
compromise was effected for eleven thous
and dollars. Thus the people were rob
bed of $147,000, which was doubtless
divided amongst the Senator, Congress
man and the Collector. Ttiis is only an
average case. Instead of being only
twenty million dollars, the defalcations
of collectors, it is believed, aggregate
one hundred million.
When dishonesty has become an official
fashion, there should be no surprise that
lesser thieves are brought to the surface.
the latest thief
is one Evans, of Pennsylvania. This
scurvy fellow now holds nearly two hun
dred thousand dollars ot tue public money,
on the pretense that, as war agent of the
State, he is entitled to the amount, with
some ten thousand dollars additional,
using it for four years, and refusing to ac
count to his principal. the State of Pennsyl
vania. Such barefaced villainy has ex
cited general astonishment and indigna
tion. If the State authorities were not as
corrupt as Evans, there might be hope
that he would be compelled to disgorge.
At present the chances are prodigiously
against the people. A large portion of
the defalcation has been dispensed
amongst State officials. " Governor Gearv
has had his share. A brother of the For
ney who edits two papers, "both dailies,"
pocketed five thousand dollars. Others
took such portions as Evans, in the kind
ness of his hear', permitted, but the lion's
share doubled went into his own pocket.
defaulting fension agents.
The latest accounts from headquarters
show that the Pension Bureau has been
roused from sleep, and is looking or pre
tending to take care of the people's inter
ests. It . is time. Serious defalcations
have been discovered in this department.
Several agents have been called to ac
count, and in the general corruption that
prevails, the laxity that pervades the ad
ministration of the Pension Department,
it should excite no special wonder that
some of the peculations should be un
earthed. In a majority of instances, the
appointees are Grant's parasites, men ol
little reputation, rewarded solely because
of attachments to his interests, and with
out reference to ability or business stand
ing. As in the case of defaulting ex-collectors,
nothing will be done to disturb
the quiet of the party until the Presiden
tial question has been decided. By that
time, the charges of peculation will have
become stule,and the chances increased
that nothing will be done to save the pub
THE CROWNING CORRUPTION-."? .000,000 AT
ONE F3LL SWOOP.
We have now come to one of the latest
and most enormous abstractions" in our
country's history. Everybody his seen
and endeavored to decpiher, the cabalis
tic hieroglyphics appearing upon the face
or the green and the blackbacks issues. It
purports to be the name of F. E. Spinner,
Treasurer of the United States. It is
about as difficult to make out his name as
to make out his transactions in the Treas
ury Department. One is about as enig
matical as the other is mysterious and un
satisfactory. It appears that while Spin
ner has been absent in Europe, surging
and spinning to some purpose in the finan
cial circles there, attention has been di
rected to his accounts with the War and
Navy Departments. On them it seems he
has drawn sixty-one warrants varying in
amounts from" hundreds to hundreds of
thousands of dollars, and making in all,
the sum of thkke million, one hundred
AND THREE THOUSAND AND FI FT V-S EVEN DOL
LARS. siXTr-THKEE cents, and all of which
big amount unaccounted for. No record
of the disposition of this vast amount ap
pears on the books, and iu this respect,
the law has been violated. The inquiry
now is what has been done with this
three million of the people's money ? This
amount was drawn from the Treasury in
1SG7-8. on pretense that it was required
for disbursement. It came to Spinner's
hands, on warrants drawn in his favor,
and has never been accounted for. Sus
picion was excited by the sumptuous
manner in which Spinner maintained his
several establishments. Competent men
are now engaged in examining his ac
counts, so far as they are permitted to do
so by the authorities at Washington.
Spinner has long enjoyed immunity from
detection, but in the general upheaval,
his position and monstrous ponderosity
has brought him to the surface. He bears
an infamously immoral character, and has
grown immensely wealthy on a very mod
erate salary. The people need not won
der it he is discovered to be the prince of
defaulters, as Grant is known to be the
prince of nepotists. Corruption in high
places must be ventilated. The burly
thieves must be brought to light, as the
tiny ones. We want the departments at
Washington thoroughly cleansed.
GRANT PACK TNG THE TJ. S. SUPREME COURT.
Though involving no immediate robbery
of the people of their money, but pack
ing of the Supreme Court was an act far
more pernicou3 and demoralizing than the
theft of ever so many millions of money.
Do Tocqueville, in his ''Democracy in
America," expressed confidence in the
stability of the Union, so long as tho Su
preme Court escaped degradation. That
degradation has been accomplished by the
usurper Grant. It may. therefore, be
ranked as amongst the most heinous acts
to corrupt the people, disgrace the coun
try and unsettle the foundations of justice.
The appointment of two railroad attor-
neys to seats on the Supreme IW :
one of the most deplorable even'' ?s
distinguished this era of usurnt on" Ht
rnption and violence. It af V i C1'"
financial interests of the whoi tbc
aud, in effect, enabled that onceh;4-pl,'!
spected court, by a reversal of re"
ion, to rob the people of millions 'r.rZ
ey. National-honor received a tu
blow; public justice was orn.'i . V
course of law was perverted. ami ,il '
antees of individual right were
No neavier blow has fcwn stricken 1 T"
hand of unconstitutional and unon,
able power, that thus stunned the m?"
sense of right, justice and honor "ic
EASTERN XEYi S.
pNEW York, SeptT.-The Coym;t,(,0
of Seventy to-day issued a lona., ' c
the people of the city and State ' m-,!0
honest men of both political par;'e''I5
combine to put down and punish ineruv,0
of the ring, which is composed ofw?
parties and has so long ruled aud so
ly ruined the city, and urging the s i '
non 01 me oesi men ior tne Leis? ,.
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ation to redeem themselves from th v ''
of political thieves and effect that i'e!'i'1'.
tion which the times so much deim',j"d'
In Brooklyn to-day Dr. Pres-v '
victed of manslaughter in the h:nh i
gree, having caused the dea-h uf '.,,'
Post in procuring an abortion. Th -mtu
oner was sentenced to the Slate pL."
lor two years.
Richmond. Va.. Sent. 23. T!,r ,; .i .
J. II. Sands, chatted with eam liciv
ex-Mayor Cahoon in the Ilaus'm Vor-rJ
case, enuett tins morning by a verd:ct '(
guilty, lie was sentenced to tv,0 vor'I
in the Penitentiary. "
Washington. Sept. 24. Jnd Tr,,!
wood, United States District j'u.l-i.T'
Virginia, writes a letter in which !' 'a,:,
he feels very confident that the l',nw-v
and Fifteenth Amendments to th.. (v.,".,'-1
tution of the United States, together"'."
the enforcement of the Act of' Ma;-"""
1871, have secured the riht t; vote v
male citizens of Virginians fully as un
exercised and enjoyed bv male '
. v a.-iuntoti
...... ....jo iui. miniiuo ui iiouire. (
will claim exemption from tii, -li
on the bond of the latter, on ',',''' ,
c . . . . ' " S' 'uI.U
ui negligence on tm part of th- f; ,vr,
merit officials in proceed ins priiinK'r
against the principal, and a is-.? r.i'r !'" ",'.",
the ground that other cori(li,ions"rVf t'',.
bond Were not complied with. t. -u Z
Iieved that Hodge will plead n;';,v'' j,',',,'
that, notwithstanding, the F;-vfn!ri'1,
will proceed with an invesi!g:i;in i.-",,
der to discover if there are" any aeWi
plices. New York, Sept. 25. Tlie imr.oi ln
this port last week were f8.50:s v,'nrv
51.000.000 more than the eoiTes.nri.i:
week of last year. ' '
Mayor Hall states positively that ho
cannot recognize Deputy Green".
In answer to those who sneak .,f
resigning, that official caused a rlacWto
oe pu; out ai uie city 11. -ii y,.
bearing this inscription: -Klecl-u
January. 1870. fur two years. v,.n.
cember 31st, 1871. This is r:;v
The Tribune to-morrow will" j;!i
letter from United States ex-Mar-!) ;
ray, in which he states that in Xav.
Murphy came to him and said that c
of fraud had been made aai-t h
the Government, and would give
(.Murray) 10,000 to get bun out -f the
scrape, and subsequently Murphy j.ai.1 the
detective who had worked up" the case
against him $500, for. as Murray s-:,-;
aiding Murphy in thwarting p rove i tion.
A large number of Post UiSee eaii-loye-!
were discharged yesterday, as is aBegVd.
for political reasons ait (hose (Ji!ii:.-H'd
being Greeley Republicans.
SritiNt; J'iKi.n. Sept. 21. la ihe pish
ing Republican btate Lonve:
will be a majority of not h -s
and possibly of 250 against J-
MiU'ORi). bept. 21. Judge ITectu-r tiw
sentenced William Carroll an t Jehu Her
ring torn, aged 14 and 15 years. ivMct'
ively. for obstructing the ICrlo ro:u. ti
pay $100 fine and Costs and to k iat;ry
confinement in the Philadelphia ivi.ivn
tiary for two years and a In If. 1 h"
Judge delivered the sentence wt::i L' v;t
feeling. Strong men wept in Crn:t, M
the scene was very impressive, it;
received their sentence with i-j
Sr. Lovrs. Sept 24. FJx-Gov. IJ
Stewart, of thi State, dieJ at i.i
dence. in St. Joseph, on last Ti;
New York. Sept. 21. The
mil tee of citizens and alderi!;- a
day. A special committee
investigate the city debt nnd ace
ported a statement of all stocks;
of the city, from which it a;-;-- ;
total amount is $11 (..701) .85 Sr. h ?
the hands of Chamberlain. $i:t.'r22.3:'3,
leaving the net debt $H7. 2-7.525.
Mary Conway, (servant). and I a.ig.tr'.y.
(keeper of the County Court mue). wiih
his wife and AssistantBalch. were urrvcd
to-day on the charge of stealing voacbfr
from the Controller's office. Tlif v;:nw
on whose statement Connolly h.al war
rants issued, is positive that Ifaggarty,
the Sunday of the robbery, brought a ' ",
of papers out of the Cc'iit roller's of-ie.
and put them in the kitchen mnge. v.b r'
they were burned. She also states tint
a man. whom she did not know. carri'-J
away a case full of what appeared to !"
papers similar tnose burned by 11'..
The girl has disappeared and cauni
.'i.v.u, k. ,-enr. y. in.
Chas. II. Hurd foundered on L i
on Lake Michigan, th
The crew, nine in number, and
tain's wile, were lost. Tin. n.-,
ed ashore Saturday afternoon, in a
Ntcw York. Sent. 25. The 1
general committee met this evn::j-T-There
was a full attendance. Twe-4
made a speech predicting vindication by
the courts of all officials, and tho elect !:
of Tammany candidates iu Novemh-.-r.
.(V- . ... , . .1
urueiais ot last vear were re-elecieu
Nkw York, Sent. 26. Fusrenc L. Jacs-
son and James A. Poihemns. ot Go
change Place, were arreste ! to-day oa a
charge of conspiracy with defi-.il'.htrr Pay
Itl:15fI- Wrutm ts .K.f,. f!w. 1 :-i:' l
master Hodge to defraud
States. Pail was accented.
declare that they are innocent,
were Hodge's local agents.
CALIFORNIA Ni:Vl S.
Flour The market is quiet at the -following
rates for local brands: Suraranc,
$6 C2,6 87; extra. $7 50f'J 75.
Wheat The market is firm at $2 0(1 1';
2 75 for good to strictly choice the latter
is an extreme figure paid only by na!''1"'
for small desirable lots.
Oats The range of the market is
The best way to get out of a ditaeu-ty
not to get into it. Keep we'd, sui-i ihi
avoid tne nesessity of getting well. '
arp troubled with dvsnensiia. Iiaia ui -L
region of the heart, livei or kidneys, or an
other painful sysptoms. the trouble probaojy
lies in the vitiated cond;tlon of the u-o
Do not wait to confirm the cu-e.t-,
break it up at once by using that y;fUia'J'
remedy, De, Walker's Cai.ifoe.ma J('-
RlTTFHfl It Iiqc natrfr rpt t':uiid in l iri
instance, unless where vitality has been tJ
Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Kencwnr
cures gray hair by causing it to return to
youthful color and vigor.
.. . I i v All . t . r r ,r- C
voters are asked to lay aside Jheir anj'i.
and aid in the conflict against the us'iti"'?
villainy now existimr. iv.vih. r