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Vol. XIII.---N0. 30.
PKESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 2S, 1S76.
TIIE ARIZONA MINER.
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AGENTS FOR THIS MINEK.
Sin Fra-.icitcn Ctias. W. Crane, 426 Montgomery
JV'tia 1 "or W. II. Ferris, 301 Xortli ST-M street.
Yuma Junies Abep;r.
Khrenbcrg A. FrruiK.
Wiektnburg C. It A. Stare Co.
JlardyrilUJan. P. Hull.
Wallajxii Minim District Cmr & Potts, OrhaL
J'hoeniz J. T. Alsap.
Fatt JhznixV?. II. flellings A. Co.
Florence Jos. Collinjrwood.
Juctnn J.S- Mansfeld.
Address nil onlcrs and letters to
"THE IiUNER," Prescott, Arjioaa.
J. P. 1 1 A ItGI! AVE,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office East side of Plaza, Prescott.
II. II. CA.RTTJ3K,
Probate J udge, Justice of the Peace
And Conveyancer. County Building.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office South Montezuma St, Prescott.
J. COLS) WATER & IJRO.,
Torwarding and Commission Merchants,
Ehrenberg, Arizona Territory.
Attends to Calls at all Hours.
JOHN W. LKOXAKM. PAUL WKllUi:.
LEONARD & WEJJER,
Attorne3x-aniI Counselors at Law.
Mineral Parle, Mohave County, A. T.
II. N. ALEXANDER,
A-TTOBISTET .A.T LAW,
jTutna, Arizona Territory.
Will practice in all the Cwir's of tho Territory.
J. N. 31 cC AND LESS,
Pl-IYSICIVX A.VD SURGrinOiN",
Ea3t side of Moutezuma St, bet- Gurlcy &
Willis. 3 doors north of Head & Co.'s
JOI1X E. KAY LOU,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
and Notary Public.
Phiunix. Maricopa County, Arizona Territory
Office Row, Prescott
WILL D. SOUTIIWORTH,
(Late of W. 0. Sc. M. M. Hrien, jr., Nashville, Tenu..)
Prescott, Arizona Territory.
JOHN A. UUSII.
RUSH c WELLS,
ATTOBISTES -A.T LAW,
Prsscott Yavapai County, Arizona,
Will strictly attend to all civil businef eutruf ted to thorn
In the several Courts of Uncord in the Territory. Abstract
or title to Mining Claims and Realty accurately prepared.
Froiopt attention jfiven to collections.
L. A. IJERTELING,
"Watchmaker, Jeweler and Optician,
Montezuma St, South cf Goodwin.
S3AU wotk warranteil.
Persons who desira the Professional Ser.
DR. WARREN E. DAY,
CAX riN'D HIM AT HIS OrFrCE OS MONTEZUMA
Ktreet. between Frederick ,t Heenan's Tin Shop nud
Rnggles & Drew's store
X. ELLIS & CO.,
Money Loaned in Sums to suit,
OrnCF Montcxutna St, nearly opposite the Ariiona
DR. O. LINCOLN.
Office Xo. Si, Ofiice Row, Cortex
Refers by permission, to Drs. A. J. Spencer. IlcnJ. Co
rey, S. A. McMahon, and II. S. Meade. San Jie. Cali
fornia, and Drs. Wxu Jonss, J. E. Denn and Whitney,
J. C. OTIS,
Coroner, Public Administrator,
and Justice of the Peace.
One Door North of Kelly & Stephens'.
JE. J. BENXTTT, C. E.,
Deputy U. S. 3Iineral Surveyor.
County Surveyor of Yavapai County.
All kinds cf civil enctnerinc and sorvevinr rrocptly
tendtdto. Office-Collier'f Block, ccposrte Recerder"
Will. M. BUFFUM
Still Occupies the Old Stand, West Side
of the Plaza,
And is in receipt of a Largo Invoice of
New and Desirable Goods,
With others Ordered and on the Way.
His customerr nnd tlio public Renerally can theio And
its heretofore, anything they may need in the way ol
Staple & Fancy-Dry Goods
LADIES' AND GENTLEMENS' '
F U II N I S 1 1 1 N G WOODS.
MENS AND BOYS HATS
Boots jml Slioe.s,
PERFUMERY" & TOILET ARTICLES,
PATENT 31 EDICIXES,
HARDWARE, TIN & WOODEN WARE
' CROCKERY, GLASS AND EARTHENWARE
PAPEU HANGINGS, LAMPS, CLOCKS,
Alining and Fanning Tools,
Toother with many other things,
mentioned OtVK mm x CaU
l'resoott, June 17, 1S75.
whirh will not be
! PfiY STflRF
Soutls 3Iotezuma Street,
OPPOSITE DAX H.VTZ'S HOTEL,
Is Chock Full of
isr 13 w g- o o jy s
of e-cty description, and jus the plare for Pioneers nd
PiTfrriins to rej nih their larders, nnd Rft everything
needeii by them
Cheap for Cash or Ready Pay.
New supplies, jnt received, of tho following article,
Citimetl Fruit m, Moats, VoRotiibUiH,
Dried Fruits, by tlie Hoy, UancI
PICKS, FANS, SHOVELS. GUII 300T3,
(?lyprriiw. coal il, castor nil, quinksilver or "de-ert
wntor," ly thi pint, pound, nxnrt or jjallon.
Tobacco, Cigars, Pipes,
WINES AITD LIQUORS,
Make my stock A No. 1. and a new scale of prices war
rant me "in whisperiuir to my I'ioneer friends, and to all
new comers, that they can n'o better by purchasing of ine
than from auv other irader in l'recott.
Greenbacks, Gold Coin. Bullion, Gold Dust
Farm Pro Juc2 and County Scrip taken
in etchings for Goods
15. II. WF.AVKK.
June lt, 1STC.
CH :. T. 1IAYHEX,
Mirice4 County. A. T.
Varcipai County, J. T.
CHAS. T. EAYDEN & CO.,
EVERY VARIETY OF RGHAND!SE,
llavo constantly on hand that Miperior brand
From the Hayden IVIills, also
and Craclted Wheat.
Are ow reeoivliir; a larj;e assortment of
Direct from New York,
iron. LOW FOIi CASH.
I'rrscott, September 10, lS7o.
HAYDEN i. CO.
VM. X. KE1.LV. V. A. STEIMIEXS
KELLY & STEPHENS,
1ST 33 "W" S AGENTS
And Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GEX T.S' rXDEIl U'KAli,
Tobacco. Cigars, Confectionery
Eancy Goods, Yankee Notions,
Guns, Pistols, Cutlery,
Buck Gloves, Fjg3, Dates,
Nuts, Toys, and Watches.
G-A2S.3DE3ST SEEDS, ETC.
Cor.Iffoateranaaaa Parley Streets. Prescott, A. T.
First door South of Court House, Prescott
Having secured the services of on artist from Califor
nia, I am now prepared to make
VIEWS OF ARCHITECT, LAJfDSCAPE, Etc
W. IL TTLL15CRAFrtf
Major J. C. Sprague, Paymaster formerly
stationed here, is ordered to report to Gen
eral Terry, Department of Dakota, for duty.
The entire rise in the river, at the Dalies
was about sbcU feet above low water mark,
and two feet nine inches above the highest
w.ter of 1SG2.
'That's what I call a finished sermon,"
remarked a man as he was coming out of
church. 'Ye:?, finished at last," replied his
neighbor, "though I began to think it
would never be."
A letter from Valparaiso, Chili, contains
the positive information that George 31.
Finney, the defaulting Pay Inspector's clerk
is at present residing in that city. The let
ter comes from a reliable source. Pinneyis
represented to have arrived there with two
boxes, each containing about $10,000 in gold
Virginia City is utilizing its prison labor.
All the men up for drunkenness and other
petty offenses arc taken out upon the streets
and set at work. By working, the prisoners
get two days lor one so that a man sen-
yl 0 Vy """"uent : can reduce it
cline to wield the nick and shovel, a dark
cell and bread and water rewards him.
Military orders of July IT, direct Pay
master Maynadier to pay the troops at Yerde,
McDowell, Mojave and "Whipple, to include
the muster of June U0. Private "W. II.
"Walters, Cth cavalry, is detailed as repair
man, Military telegraph line, at these Head
quarters. Paymaster Roche is directed
to pay troops at Lowell, Bowie, Grant and
Apache, to June SO.
Ax Honest U. S. Sex.vtok Senator
Bogy, of Missouri, in a recent conversation
is reported to have said that the object of
the House in cutting down salaries
and withholding appropriations, was merely
to affect the coming election, he knew it
would cripple the Government temporarily
but if his party should come into any power
thereby, there need ho no apprehension for
the future, as they would immediately put
things to rights again after election and re
storo the salaries to their proper figures
Thf. Schools in Politics. "We have not
room at present for the two National Plat
forms, but thall publish them Mile by side
by and by. For the present, we can give
only the plank of each party on the public
school question :
llcpuUican Plank Seventh: The public,
school system of the several States is the
bulwark of the American. Republic, and
with a view to its security and permanence,
we recommend an amendment to the Con
stitution of the United States forbidding
t the application of any public funds or prop
erty lor the beneht ot any schools or insti
tutions under sectarian control.
T)rmcs.ratic VI ml; lb-form is ncecssarv.
and can never be eifveted but by making it
the controlling issue ot the election and bit
ing it above two false issues with which the
ollice-holding class and the party in power
seek to smother it: First, the false issue
with which they would enkindle sectarian
strife in respect to the public schools, the
establishment and support of which belong
exclusively to the State, and which the
Democratic party has cherished from their
foundation and are resolved to sustain, with
out partiality or preference for any cla?s,
sect or creed, and without contributions
from the treasury.
Hard floury ami Soft-Short anil I.on-Credits.
According to the general drift of public
ami private advices, the depression in busi
ness in the Atlantic Stales has seldom been
so universal or severe as for the pa few
years. If we look for the causes of this dis
tress, we shall find them to be the result of
overproduction of oiiicial corruption inci
dent to the late war. cheap money and long
credits. That the country has not become
bankrupt under these circumstances is a
matter for gratitude. So long as m-mcy in
flation was the rule, the times were appa
rently prosperous; imports were larg:; pub
lic and private improvements wen; pushed
in all directions; commercial values ad
vanced rapidly; and people thought they
were becoming rich hastily, and so began
to live extravagantly. When the presses
were stonDcd, and no new dollars were
made except to those worn out in service,
hard times began to approach; imports fell
off; mills v?rc stopped altogether or run on
half-time; values began to shrivel: summer
! houses in the country hud to be given up;
line turnouts sold, ami the corner grocer
was jnore exact in demanding payments, at
the end of the week or month. This process
is still going on, and how much longer it
will continue cannot be at present deter
mined. What has already been experienced
in this lin" is a necessary concomitaut of
what preceded, and is the best thing which
could have happened to the country. Had
the work of returning to a sound financial
basis been commenced sooner, it would have
been better; had :t been much longer de
layed, we tremble to think of what might
have bcon the consequences. The lessons
already learned, if followed up for a short
time longer, will be of great value to the
whole country. To give way to the money
inflationists now, is to undo in a few months
the good work of years, and to start the
country again on the short and direct road
to bankruptcy and rain. The contrast, be
tween the Atlantic and Pacific States, if it
teaches anything, teaches that hard money
and short credits have been our salvation,
while soft money and long credits have
been the quicksand on which our friends in
the Atlantic States have nearly shipwrecked
everything that is worth living for. One of
the strongest arguments for the retention of
the semi-monthly mercantile collection sys
tem in this State is the theory of short cred
its it illustrates and enforces. Experience
and observation both teach that that com-
inunity makes the safest progress which
conducts its business as nearly on a hard
cash basis as is practicable. More busi
ness may be accomplished by a looser sys
tem; but it-is a false prosperity, the end of
which is adversity of the keenest land. 5.
I.ETTSB FKOZII rilOCXIX.
Phienl';, July 21, 1S7C.
Editok Mixkr: We had a splendid
rain last night. "We have had the promise
of it for several days, in occasional thunder
and clouded skies, and the promise was am
ply fulfilled, for it came right down iu good
earuost. All nature looks smiling this
morning; the roads are free from dust, and
the atmosphere as sweet as maiden's breath.
The only excitement of the week was the
sale of the Arizona and New Mexico Ex
press property by the sheriff. Several per
sons to whom the. Company were indebted,
when the news of the failure came, brought
suit in the Justice's court, and had the prop
erty of the Compjny attached. They ob
tained judgment and execution, and the
property of the Company at Plurnix, Cal
derwood's, and Desert Well?, consisting of
nine head of horses and several set of har
ness, etc.,' was sold to satisfy those judg
ments. vThe sale was well attended and the
property brought a fair auction price; all of
the judgments were satisfied excepting one,
and it was paid in part.
Our Valley is literally paved with water
melons. No country in thejworld can raise
bigger and better watermelons than this
Valley. I saw two or three weighed this
week, but withhold th? figures for reputa-
tion's sake, for if I .should inform your j
readers that we raise watermelons in Salt
River Valley which weigh upwards of sixty
pounds, they might look with discredit on
my statements concerning other matters.
Grapes of excellent quality have been in the
market for several days. Geo. R. Roberts
and G. A. Wilson are the principal vinicul
turists of the Valley, each of them having
several acres in vines, and consider it the
best use to which they could put their
Politics, politics, politics we can hear
nothing else from morning till night, and
even at the midnight hour the subject docs
not sleep, but above the rumbling thunder
can be heard tho voice of some enthusiastic
candidtite for sheriff saying "Come up boys
and take a drink," and the boys all come.
There arc at least fifty aspirants for the
sheriffalty of Maricopa County, and the pres
ent indications are that at least liorty-ninc
of them will be disappointed. This County
will go her full length tor Mr. Oury, and no
candidate now in rite field, or yet to come,
could get a corporal's guard of support in
this county, as long as "Don Gregorio"is in
the field. M.vmroi'A.
Letter From Vcrtlc.
Cami- Vekdk, A. T., July 23d, 1S70.
Editoi: Minek: Since my last article
there has nothing occured worthy of cmula
lation, save the daily routine of business.
Colonel Riddle, Inspecting General, in
spected this Wost last week. He is the
right man in the right place. The Colonel
and his gentlemanly clerk, George If. Tin
ker left for Prescott on the Kith inst.
Lieut Hyde had a fence built back of the
Laundress Quarters, about 7 feet high, this
adds to the general appearance of the Post
and tends to keep the dust from blowing on
the clothes while in process of drying,
"this is a capital idea.''
The latest rumor says that a little of the
'light fantastic toe" will be indulged in at
Maxwell's mansion, in a short thn nnd all
the boys from the Post are expecting invi
tations. Mrs. Young and her two boys, Georgie
and Lennie left here this morning for Pres
cott, where they will make their home.
Mrs. "Young ha. been here for over four
Major Maynadier scattered the chink
amongst the boys in blue on Thursday last.
A good many of the boys stepped out of
the path of obriuty, then into the mill, that
is the guard hou?e, condensed. The Major
left for Pre-eott Friday morning.
Three telegraphic press report clubs were
organized here last week, who says our
Post doesn't appreciate the latest issues of
the day, especially when they cm get it in
advance ot the compositor.
Lieutenant Philip Reade Superintendent
U. S. Military Telegraph, vrill visit this
place the latter part of this month. The
operator a- w5U as some of the officers will
welcome him heartily as there are some lit
tle affairs exi.-ting between the Officers and
the Operator that will be settled upon his
arrival. After arranging matters here he
will give Prescott a call and ye editor.
The ways of the weather arc mycterious,
and past finding out.
Who takes the lead in the Valley? I
think Murray is of the past, but the ques
tion presents itself which one is the favor
ite, R or S.
A man being asked, as he lay sunning
himself on the grass, what was the hight of
his ambition, replied: "To marry a rich
widow with a bad cough.'' A friend of
Major 3IcDanicl, in Mohave county, had
views a little different from the above. His
ambition, he said, was to find a mine that
would afford him the means to live on "can
truck" all the balance of his life.
Should the editor of the New York Her
ald come to Arizona and make the assertion
j that General Crook is incompetent to fight
Indians, he would, find thousands of men,
women too, who would prove them-
selves able and willing to put a head on him,
and if he ever got back to New York with
out a bloody nose we are mistaken in the
temper of this people.
Death of Santa Aua.
Dispatches from Mexico announce the
death, on the 20th of June, of tiie Mexican
General, Santa Aua, who for many years
played an importaut part in affairs on the
North American Continent. Santa Ana
was President of the Mexican Republic in
1S4S, when the treaty of Guadaluc Hi
dalgo wits signed, by which California was
ceded to the United States, and he wsts one
of the leading spirits in the struggle by
which Mexico" cast off the yoke of Spaiii.
He appeared prominently before the Mexi
can people in 1S21, and from that time
until 1S53 he was perhaps the leading
statesman and military chief of that country.
His life was one of strange vicisitudes. On
more than tine occasion he was the idol of
the whole Mexican people, with the power
of a dictator. Again, more than once or
twice he was banished from his country.
His whole career up to within the last few
years was one of political intrigue, and he
was essentially a representative of that
spirit of political and military unrest and
disquietude which has so much retarded the
progress of our Sister Republic. But,
standing pre-eminent in all the acts of his
life are the efforts Santa Ana made, which
were crowned with success, to free Mexico
from Spanish oppression. Judged alone from
this standpoint he may be regarded as the
Washington of Mexico although unlike our
Washington he lacked those great qualities
which made the Washington of this Repub
lic first in peace and first in war.
His full name was Antonio Lope, de
Santa Ana. He first came into notice in
1821, when he expelled the Royalists from
the fortre.- of Vcni Cruz, and assumed the
command of that city. He was deposed
from his ccmmaiid by Iturbide, who had
proclaimed himself Emperor of Mexico, but
Santa Ana refused t.) recognize his authority,
and raising the banner of Republicanism
succeeded in accomplishing Iturbide's down
fall. In 1S23 betook the field against Ped
raza, who had been chosen President by a
majority of two, and succeeded iu establish
ing the administration of Guerrero, who
created him Minister of War and Commander-in-Chief
of the Army. An 1S32,
however, Santa Aua headed another insur
rection, declaring this time in favor of his
old opponent, IYdraza, defeating the Gov
ernment troops and insuring a triumph for
Pedraza. At tho election of 183!?, Santa
Ana was chosen President, but had to con
front pronunciamenios made against his rule
by Don Gabriel Duran and Arista. He de
feated these leaders on the plains of Guada
lupe, and proclaimed himself dictator of
Man discontented Mexicans fled to Texas,
and then commenced that series of wars
which aided in the annexation of Texas and
other portions of Mexican territory to the
L nited States. At the battle ot San .Ja
cinto, Santa Ana was defeated by the Texan
army under Gen. Sam Houston and taken
prisoner. Santa Ana, during his captivity,
made a treaty with the lexans, which, how
ever, came to nothing, as it was not recog
nized at the City of Mexico. Released
from captivity, he returned to Mexico by
the way ot the United State, but was com
ly received. He distinguished himself
again, however, in the siege of Vera Cruz by
the French, which followed soon after. He
repelled the French assault, but lost a leg
in the engagement.
Santa Ana was Constitutional President
from 181:3 until 181 1, when he was deposed
by a new insurrection and taken prisoner at
Tlaclolula. He was then banished the
country for ten years and took up his resi
dence in Cuba. The breaking out of the
war of the United States soon after recalled
him, and for sonic reason which has never
been explained, he was permitted to pass
through the United States fleet and reach
Mexico in safety. Placed at the head of
20,000 Mexicans," he met General Zachary
Tavlor at Ruena Vista, and wits effectually
repulsed. He organized another army of
:50,000 for the defense of the capitol, but the
battle of Molinos del Rev decided the fate
of war in favor of the United States, and
the capture of the City of Mexico followed,
lie then withdrew for a time from the coun
try, but another revolution brought him
again uppermost, and in 1818 lie was
proclaimed President, and negotiated
the peace which resulted t in the
treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. In April,
1 So., he' retired from Mexico, as he stated,
to seek tranquility. He returned, however,
iu 185I), and was still again proclaimed
President. For two years he governed the
country with almost despotic authority, and
then found it convenient to escape, after
spending the ten million dollars acquired by
the Gadsden nurchttsc.
On the arrival of the unfortunate Maxi
milian, Saufci Ana returned to Mexico, em
braced the cause of the Empire, only shortly
aftcrward to abandon it. In 1SC7 he was
taken prisoner by the Juarist party, and in
18(58, when residing on Staten Island, New
York, he planned an expedition against Juu
rcz, intending to strike his first blow at
Vera Cruz. The commander of the for
tress there, while pretending to favor his
plans, delivered him and his secretary over
into the hands of Juarez. For this offense
he wits tried by court-martial and condemn
ed to death, but after some delay he was
pardoned by Juarez upon condition of leav
ing Mexico, never to return. We then hear
of Santa Ana as again residing at Staten
Island, dividing his time in the Spanish
amusement of cock-fighting and playing
monte. The dispatch, from Mexico gives
Santa Ana's age at the time of his death as
82, but all the biographers state that Uc was
born in 17flS, thus reducing that amount
four years. San Francisco Bulletin.
The San Francisco News Letter gives an
account of Colonel Caney being run over
by the military iu the streets of San Fran
cisco, during the celebration of the 4th, and
badly injured. We suppose the person in
jured to be Colonel Edward Caney of this
place who is on a, visit to San Francisco,
though no one here we believe, has received
any definite information with reference to
"Woman," said the fat man on the cracker
barrel, reflectively, "woman is like a boil.
When another man has her we laugh at him;
when we have her ourself we chensh and
and protect her."
Occupation is necessary to keep the nird
r -Ji? a ii I i '
irom eating useu ana mcrcoy causing cxnu
Spedal tc the Miner by TJ. S. XillUry ud W.TJ. Lb)
Washington, July 20. All matters relat
ing to the organization of the Army are to
beubmitted to a commission to consist of
two members of the Senate, two of the
House, the Secretary of War and two Army
The appropriation bill as it came from
the House to the Senate was $24,350,259.
The Senate increased it $2,211,000 and the
Conference committee reduced that amount
$1,41)2,108. The bill, should it pass as
amended, will appropriate $25,089,066, be
ing $1,8(51.000 less than appropriated for
the Army hist vear.
London, July 22. The English team beat
the Scotch and Canadians in the rifle match.
The Turks have gained another important
victory and are sparing neither ago nor acx
in their atrocities.
Smti Dicm .Ttilv 29 Tlio Ww Tnrlc
Times thinks the verdict of the Senate in
the Belknap case will be almost unaai
mous for guilty.
The yacht Mohawk, owned bv Commodore
Garner, was struck by a squall offStapleton
Point, Staten Island, and the owner, his
wife and six others drowned.
Another yacht capsized at Troy and five
Fort Fetterman, July 30 News has
reached us confirming tho report of Sitting
Bull's death. He fell in the attack against
Custer, and two Indians, just arrived, re
port that Crazy Horse and Black Moon
were also dead on the field of battle.
Washington, July 23. The last of the de
tachments sent to re-inforcc the troops in
the Sioux country are now on their way
west. Sherman has been able notwith
standing the numerical weakness of the ar
my, to promptly respond to Sheridan's call
for reinforcements, and no volunteers will
be needed. Active operations will be re
sumed in a few weeks. It is officially re
ported that as soon as preparations are made
and supplies forwarded, Sheridan will take
the field in jierson and superintend the
movement of the troops.
AVashington, July 24. Intelligence from
General Crook states that he is now ready
to move upon the Indians, as soon as Gen
eral Terry forms a junction with his com
mand. General Sherman says all tho avail
able troops in the North and West have
been sent to the Indian country, and that
the number is amply sufficient to defeat the
hostile tribes. He does not believo the In
dian question can be settled until the
Government adopts the policy of depriving
the Indians of their ponies when this is
done tho Indians will be comparitively pow
erless, and those upon reservations will not
dare to leave and go upon tho war-path on
foot. He thinks it will make but little dif
ference whether the story of Sitting Bull's
death be true or false, as they have other In
dians as competent to command as he.
New York, July 23. The Herald's Wash
ington dispatch says: "The despiration
wih which the soft money men are pursu
ing their object ot repealing the resumption
act, litis no less an object than to drive Til
den from the ticket. The leaders in it are
those who are opposed to Tildcn's ascen
dency in the party, and will not hesitate to
do anything to cripple or embarrass him. The
prospect to-night is that they may succeed.
It cannot be denied that Hendricks has en
couraged them lately, and especially since
his meeting with Tildcn tit Saratoga. The
plain fact is that Hendricks cannot make
ii) his mind to take a position at the tail of
Chicago, July 23. The Chairman of the
Independent Greenback State Central Com
mittee at Indianapolis denies that his party
will support Tildcn and Hendricks in case
f a repeal of the resumption act. Itc says
he believes they can carry Indiana, ana will
stick to Peter Cooper and their own State
ticket at all hazzards.
Cleveland, July 20. fiO trotters and 12
runners entered for the races. Goldsmith
maid is entered in free for all race.
London. July 24. Marlborough succeeds
to tho Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland-. Lord
Derby and 'American Minister, Picrpont, are
negotiating a new extradition treat)
THE ItETTEK DAYS OF TUB ICKPUULIC.
Those who affect to believe that the world
is growing worse, and has been becoming
especially corrupt in the United Slates du
ring the past forty years, are advised to ex
amine the report of a Committee appointed
by the United States Senate to examine tho
books of the Treasurer and report Upon the
percentage of defalcations of Federal Offi
cers in the United States since the year
Since 1834 the Government has disbursed
the sum of $13,930,870,072.05. The losses
on the $1,000 of disbursements were, in the
administration of Jackson, $10.55; Van Bu
rcn, $21.15; Harrison, $10;i7-v Polk, $854;
Taylor and Filmorc, $7.04; PierCC) $5.86;
Buchanan, nearly $0.98; Lincoln, fl.ll;
Johnson, 48 cents; Grant the first four years,
4C cents; the second four years-, 26 cents
showing a constant decline, which b owing
in a large degree to the improved manner of
keeping the accounts; and that is due very
largely to the Committees on Finance and
Appropriations, who have introduced legis
lation here which has compelled greater ac
curacy and responsibility. The average
percentage of losses during this whole
period on the disbursements is $.159 on tho
thousand. No class of corporate or private
business, banking, commercial or any other
kind, can showso small a percentage of losses
as this, and it is gratifying that the percent
agcof loss is continually decreasing, coming
down from' $21.15 in the administration of
Van Burcn to an average of 33 cents on tke
thousand dollars, or only about one-sixtieth
as much under the present administra
tion. This is exclusive of th Postoffice,
which administers its own revenue. In the
PoitofEce the losa has gose down from
$11.18 on the 1,000 in Jackson's, administra
tion, and $26.19 in Vau Buren's, tr.$lJ59 for
the first term of Grant and $1.01 for the sec
ond, with an average, of $3.51 for tfce. whle
April 7. 1ETS.