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TH E MONTANA POST.
A 1 ---eLr Iee I IaI IIi
A. Newspaper, Devoted to the Mineral, Agricultur and Com.ameal Interesta of Montana Territory.v
VOL. 4, NO. 3. VIRGINIA CITY, MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1867. WHOLE NO. 159.
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The lontana Post.
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.TA'-. -I. MIILLS, - - EDITOR.
Wi;h manee toward none, with obarity for all
with firmness in the right. as God gives us to see
thl right, l.t us finish the work we are in, to bind
up the Nation's wounds. to care for him who sbhill
have borne the battle. and for bis widow and orphan,
wo d,, all which may achieve and cherish a just and
a ,et;ng peace among ourselves and with all
NIat..nu --A IRAHAM LINeoLN.
(ONTENTS OF THIS NUMMIR.
rFa.a 1-Connover Again; Cause and Effect;
TI e Ma.iisou Vote; To Correspondents; Gotham
e:.::tres a: Opin;on, The Co!orado Elections;
tanrd! by (;rant; The Latest; California Elec
t .,rs M.c.sce!ane-,us; I'ndertaking a Big Task ;
rd are. anetus.
Pa.s l--l'en and ScisMors; From Boulder; Mis
'V ,r 3--A V-.ce from Camp; Full Particulars ..f
tt.- Hro-rRt Ir.dian I ight near Fort Phil. Kearney;
,. i;'.,UgZ. on (Gongs.
Pas.' 4-1'.-legrams ; Grand Army of the Repub
V ,rtin , Letter List.
F'.e " --l'!u:ry: in Mem,)riam; Pen and Seis
pr r. , to -tean rtrcwn ; The War Itpean-Col.
I" .. If,,wn at the Front-Our Boys on the Ileels
,f t I e, The Inters iew Articles; Misceila
rr..- ,:r. .i. Market Report; Helena Market
I' A F. '--Sil.pure: Sa:lr; M.sctl.aneous; The
I. I'a, fie Ra;lroad-Open Four Hundred
al,., T.-1,: lice %::e"; Mi.,cellaneo-rs.
PA,.E 7-- Prwtry - IIscharve thtCra.t. 0 Master
Va, 'r ; It ut n, News-. Fr .m Emigrant C;nih:
Ti.e I-r :e':,. A 1a., .h ;e tnt: Trit.n of F.try
. * (",tr.. ;h I- re
I A F. -- V --- , oca Il-It-na l-..r.a'
Virginia Sends Greeting
to all Montana I
Madison County is Union!
10 '. vo.--Ti'e ConL'r..Snal votes air
riunted anr.(l n ilbur F. Sandershas se r
e dj e'7,ij ri'y in Virginia ('ity. That
is. .'oy noughl for one day, surely, in
tis Dem)ruocratic town. sanders will
carry Madison c, unty by two hundred
mrajrity. The Union men are marching
the stret:s in procession with torches
hurnihg. iinging Union songs and cheer
ing vocife.rously. \N;vada, the strong
hol1 of IDemocracy. givere fourteen for
Sanders. and Madison Democrats have
repudiated the man who repudiated
th.em in C'olorado. The men of Virginia
harv not proved recrcant to their own
CON NOVER AGAIN.
The eastern papers have another sen
sation. ('has. A. Dunham alias Sanford
('unnover. who w as sentenced to the pen
itentiary for perjury in the investigation
by the Judiciary Committee of the
charges against Jeff. Davis of complicity
in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham
Lincoln, has petitioned the President for
a pardon. ('onnover writes him a letter
charging Ashley, Butler and others with
offering him inducements to either col
lect or manufacture evidence on the im
peachment case. He accompanies the
letter with notes and telegrams from
Ashley which are doubtless genuine.
and builds up quite a horrible conspiracy
upon them. The accompanying letters
and telegrams, however, do not substan
tiate his letter, and his own confession
of wilfull perjury on the Davis trial
makes his statements extremely unrelia
ble. lie is an unmitigated rascal; a vil
lain of the deepest dye, and his implica
tion of Ashley and Butler is unworthy of
credence. He attempted to swear away
the life of Jeff. Davis by falsehood, and
afterwards, according to his own state
ment, entered into an agreement to man
ufacture evidence against Andrew John
son. The press irrespective of party
take the view that he is a consummate
scoundrel, and very little weight is at
tached to his last developments.
Row, Boys, Row.--On the 11th of
September. a great four-oared boat race
for the championship of the World will
be rowed over the six mile course on the
Connecticut river, at Springield. The
Ward brothers sent the ehallenge, and
were accepted by the New Brunswick
crew. The stakes are $1,000.
HoE~s printing press, capable of print
ing 20,000 copies an hour, is a very re
cent discovery, but of most important
(IASLIonT was unknoya in 1800; now
every city and town of n1tence is light
ed with it.
Cmrootoroox is also of recsat dl-s
CAUSE AWNW EWUcT.
The normal condition of the great ma
jority of the people in all republics is
conservatism, and it is only by an un
natural irritation that they take any
radical or extreme position. Taking our
own country as an example, we have
abundant evidence of this fact. It has
been demonstrated in every great Issune
presented to the people since the gov
ernment was organized, and during the
critical session of Congrees preceding
the outbreak of the war, conservatism
had such deep root and prevailed to such
an extent that it imperilled the safety
of the Republic ere Treason had fired a
gun.' But deep down in the heart of
the people lies a principle that when
awakened and vitalized by an attempt
to destroy it, sends a quick electric thrill
through the whole land, and all minor
considerations sink into insignificance
and are subordinated to that one grand
and imperative duty-true allegiance to
the country. It was with sad but not
less determined hearts that the loyal
people of the North accepted the gage of
battle from their own countrymen who
had turned a murderous hand against our
common country and engaged in the
most terrible internal war that civil
ization ever witnessed. Nothing less
than the threatened destruction of the
Union could have marshalled a million
men like an impassable barrier around
the destructive fires of treason that had
been lighted in the South. No other
motive inspired them, and the great con
comitant issues that have risen up where
the soil was baptized in the best blood
of the land. were the results, not the
causes, of the strife. Emancipation was
the second most glorious result of the
war; but we arrogate that to which we
are not entitled when we claim as a
%irtue th-at which was forced upon us
as an urgent military necessity. The
determine d re-sistance. of the revolting
S ates-aided. abetted and encouraged
by -Northern traitors--depleted armies
ant the existence in the South of four
milili'on men who could not know wheth
er we were their friends or enemies, and
who we miight have or not at our own
op tion, compleiled the step; and as the
thankful slaves from tlhe Potomac to the
Rio Grande heard the glad tidings, and
wlhispered, " Thank God, we are free,"
it was the ,-;ill. small voice that uttered
the deathl knell of se,;ion. Thie war
ended, there was nut a shadow of malice,
hatred or vindictivcb;ess in the loyal
armies, in the ('hit Executive or the
Northern peopie. 'I ,.t sentiment of the
masses was conservatism. The rebel
armies were paroled on the field of sur
render, and immediate restoration of the
Southern people t- their forfeited privi
leges in the government under even too
lax guarantees of future good be.havior,
was the policy of the Executive and the
will of the people. Had Abraham Lin
coln not fell by the dastardly hand of
an assassin, reconstr;Iction would have
long since been settl-ed. The loyal peo
pie did not hold the late rebels account
able for that crime, and the intent of
Congress was as magnanimous and kind
after the assassination as had been that
of the President befo're. Johnson's ele
vation to the chief magistracy made him
at once the object of designing villians,
who knew his weaknesses. They flat
tered and cajoled him, and the vanity of
the man led him to believe himself
greater than he was. He usurped those
powers vested it another branch of the
government, marked out " My policy,"
and committed a most foul crime against
the nation by leading the Southern peo
ple to believe that ('ongress was their
enemy and he their friend. The over
tures of conciliation offered them in the
constitutional amendments were rejected
by his advice to "bide their time,"
and his disgraceful speeches made in
swinging round the circle were the
dragon's teeth from which have sprung
up all subsequent troubles. The lon
gress of the United States is more close
ly allied to the hearts of the loyal pe
ple than the President, and going
directly from among them, representing
every locality, are the true index of
popular sentiment. That Congress
would not submit to his usurpation.
He became obstinate and persistent in
his course, and between them there was
engendered a bitterness of feeling. In
time the questions at issue went before
the people in the shape of a Congression
al election, and we know how fully they
sustained the position of Congress.
Johnson may have been excusable be
fore, but hostility to the policy of Con
gress after its endormsa by four hundred
thousand majority of the loyal people,
made it virtually treasonable on his
part to resist it thereafter. This he did,
however; with increasing sanidoty and
iatea sSed alignity. Is it e.mpsag
that the South grew cold, and at length
haughty sad Inaolent wheo every amil
festation of this characte was origina
ted by the Chief Magistrate? Like be
gets like, tnd it would be unreasonable
to suppose that this conduct would not
produce any effect upon Congress. Their
overtures of conciliation were treated
with contempt; they represent those
who saved the nation, and they are
bound by their obligations to be true to
the trust reposed in them. The Milita
ry Reconstruction bill was the result of
President Johnson's defection and noth
ing else; but it was just, and tempered
with a kindness scarce to be hoped for
under the circumstances. The preserva
tion of the Union, a removal of those
things likely to lead to a recurrence of
sectional strife; the protection of the
loyal and a basis of reconstruction se
curing for all time these objects are
duties paramount to gratifying the
whims of a miserable, weak, vain crea
ture, who would sacrifice all to his per
sonal ambition. His seeming accep
tance of the situation, and deference to
the will of the nation quelled the spirit
his antagonism had aroused, the clamors
were hushed, the impeachment was in
fact abandoned, the people drew a long
breath of relief at the promising state
of affairs, and a conservative spirit
again possessed them. Subsequent
events have shown hia passiveness was
but well studied deception to take ad
vantage of the adjournment of Con
gress to consummate his designs. His
recent acts interfering with the execu
tion of the laws, removing officers over
whom he has no control, pandering to
the di.sir:-s of enemies of the (iovern
ment, cannot but recoil ul:on his own
head and Le prejudicial to the welfare of
the Southern people. There is no pow
er on irli can revoke the decision of
this i.,tion as indicated by the policy of
C(ongress, and the worst friends the
South has, are these who attempt it.
Thei remo hal of faithful and etficient
civil and military oflicials through petty
pler-onal spite, of Andirew Johnson has
aroused a spirit nlor,, radical and de
termined than is in his power to resist
or allay, and though he may offer im
mediate hindrances to the rieconstruc
tion. it will eventually be. carried out in
the very spirit of its meaning, and
Andrew Johinson will go out from the
position ihe occupies with the execra
tions of all good peIple for 'aving wan
tonly and repcate.tly provoked what
ever there may be of bitterness and
enmity ,et,.ween those who are alike
interested in the h'onor, perpetuity and
pros)p rity of free Ah4.erica.
HIIE MADISe:ON VOTE.
The canvass of the vote in Virginia
City shows 907 ballots cast, and Sanders'
majority ix aercity. Nevada also gives
fourtee.n. Mill Creek eighteen, Summit
eighteen, 1Biven's Gulch eleven.
Madison county is revolutionized and
is henceforth Union. The election re
turns ars not yet all in, Silver Star,
Lott's Bridge and Willow Creek being
yet to hear from. So far, Sanders' has
a majority in eight precincts and Cava
naugh in three. Sanders has a clear
hundred ahead and a Republican major
ity to corrm. in. Iis majority will not be
far from our former estimate, 200. Mr.
McCranor is elected Sheriff by 250 ma
jority, and Nat. Davis, Recorder, by pro
bably 50 less. The Council is doubtful,
the vote being very close both in this
county and Beaverhead. Neither can
didate will have more than thirty or
forty clear in the district. For Assem
bly, Fish, rep., and Word, dem., are
ahead of their tickets, and will probably
be elected. Lovell, dem., is probably
elected Probate Judge, and Daems,
dem., Coroner. The balance of the tilk
et will go Republican-Treasurer, Coun
ty Commissioners, Assessor and others.
The lull returns will bein by nextiasue,
when the official vote will be gives.
Beaverhead county will probably be
pretty nearly even on Delegate, and
Highland Mulch the sine.
We have a host of letters on our desk
that have been accumulating for some
time, A portion pertain to the politisal
campaign now ended, and having been
crowded out or anticipated are now use
less. Others do not have the signature
of the writers appended, which is as
indispensable requisite under all dses
stances. Others contain personalities of
extreme harshness with the author's
n1m de plm+e only given for publientUom
and this is inadmiesable. It is rather
presumptuous to ask an editor to sesame
the responsibility of other people's di
likes, snu the public mndd Aboibd S.dL
abused of such At. ahurd id. Our
columas are open to, and we will ad
recsive all eo-rntiseatems
give publicity to the rms.sreS
ments, l=provemeste and eid nel of
asy of our mlning demps. We esisi
comatueatios e that ras uhst but
the name of the wzlter is thp +esier
er lts truthflsse, and wip ot be sed
without comeet. Thankiour e ids
ups sair umeumbeeses w this
will cover all lettes we ase es des.
to semi to the baket
aerm a viWrUg AN 1PIN-
A streag hiad is new aesded to check the
breas esagersý of freatiraesa for a war of
esetrriasties agaS tshe lbdima.-I[New
Tsi above emeaatian of military go
nlus~ from a lengthy leader on the In
dians, Cblnese ad negroes. What par
toler policy the writer wishes to ven
tilate is et apparet, and is no doubt as
unimportant as it is vague. Just now
there appears to be an emulation be.
tween the 7b ae and the Times and
other metropolitan papers as to who
shall say the most severe things against
the people of the West, and they are all
suasaeding admirably. The mind of
iotham is troubled about Mexican
afhisg--it is not yet decided whether
the Liberals are to be fully sustained or
not. The negro has a vote at the ensu
ing election South, so he must not be
touched harshly. They advocated the
treaty and commerce with China, so they
are somewhat puzzled at the immense
importation of coolies, and denominate
it "an unlooked for phenomenon." They
depend upon the Indians to permit their
papers to circulate west of the Missouri,
and the red skins must be h.ndled with
kids on, but the white men of the West,
having no friend at court, un voice- in
the nation, poor toilers of 4,e remote
valleys and mountains can have the epi
thet of "brutes" hurled at them and all
the people will applaud. Our people are
few, scattered over an almost boundless
mountain empire, cut off from the East,
their friends murdered, property stolen
and destroyed, with the savages out
numbering the people of the exposed
settlements, and compelled, in self de
fense, to leave remunerative occupations
to stand guard in the passes for forty
cents a day, or have our territories laid
waste, and yet Gotham says, "a strong
hand is needed to check our brutal eager
nees." Very well, if you send no strong
er hands to "check" us than you have
sent to "check" the hostile Indians, we
can stand a good deal of it.
'IHE COLORADO ELECTIONS.
The Republicans, although laboring
ag-inst numerous strong combinations,
have been gloriously successful in the
late election. The Council, so far as
beard from, stands six Republicans to
four Democraits, and one anti-Radical,
with two districts not yet reported. Th,'
House stands fifteen Republicans, three
Democrats, and two anti-Radicals, with
three districts to hear from. The three
anti-Radicals, Dr. E. N. Stearnes, for
Council, and Messrs. Bates and McDou
gall, of the House, have always been
Republicans, but were nominated in a
bolting convention, and supported by
Democrats. Messrs. Hughes and Love
land are Democrats, but their districts
gave handsome majorities for the bal
ance of the Republican ticket. The fol
lowing is the status of the Legislature
up to latest returns to the Newr, August
First D~trkit-J. H. Pinkerton, rep.
Second Disrrict-C. A. Cook. rep.
Amos Steck, rep.
Third Distric--J. W. Nesmith, rep.
lHugh Butler, dem.
D. I). Belden, dem.
FeortA District-W. A. H. Loveland. dem.
}£4El Distri-E. N. Stearns, anti-radieal.
Sith Disarict-W. W. Webster, rep.
Seveath Datrid- J. C. Hughes, dean.
Eghth District--B. B. Fields, rep.
Ninth District-Not heard from.
STeth District-Not heard from.
Republiesas, A; Demoorats, 4; anti-radical. 1;
districts et heard from, .
irst Distries-H. Stratton. rep.
Semoed Dis rNs-C. H. MeLaughlit, rep.
J. .L Wurtsabah, rep.
B. B. Stiles, rep.
J. F. Gardner, rep.
Third Disrids-H. L. Pearson, rep.
7F.rsA Districp-. O. Swain, rep.
ItA Distries-T. Baswell, rep.
sh Distries-D. Y. Xlehards, rep.
S. F. Huddlestos, dem.
C. R. Bissell, dem.
W. M. Slaughter, dem.
Sseth Diaerit-J. C. MeCoy, rep.
J. E. Whartoe, rep. ,
1EgAkt District--tep.en Decstur, rep.
J. A. Pierce, rep.
Ninth Disrls-E-Assl Bates, ait.-radleal.
w. . NoDom g, ansi-radiel.
Tenth Disries.-J. ouilsad, rep.
B. Fowler, Jr., rep.
Elsm De -Net heard hom.
T1rsteA Dit -Not bard from.
Iowrtesswm Disrfrt-J. C. Brown, rep.
nanm, O s15; Deoeas, 3; ataladireae, 2.
thearJ d bom, 3.
WWWND DY GRAWT.
The New York ~isea is still intent
upon reorganising the Democracy on a
loyal basis, with Grant as its nominee
for President. The lat number assumes
the r.markable position that the Radio.
als will be neesslated to take up Edwin
M. Stanton for their nominee, leaving
Grant to be gobbled up by the reona
strected Demoeracy. It would no doubt
be a good thing for the Democratleparty.
We believe if the Repablicans do not
noam te (irant, the Democrets will,
sad ues something ualooked for Intr
vees Orant is destined to become the
nezt Presidmet, let who will nominte
him. emat oesspes the paxrdoiaIe
poasiti oI a comrvatlve in foll eern
ru..en .wish the Rated pewr; ai
not the lese paradoea.l dot la the eNs
Is this, that a large m ry of Repub
lie.as stud precssely in the same posi
tion. The whole tendency of the loyal
people is to conservatism. They are
willing to stand just where they have
reached as they were at the close of the
war; but if the insane, reckless encroach
meats of that antagonistic element head
ed by Andrew Johnson, against the prin
ciples established by the highest arbiter
of all governments, compels them to
resistanee their own satety demands that
they should drive back that faction and
leaves the ground open for a firm step
farther on. The election of Grant will
have a pacific effect upon the country.
The loyal will feel assured ; the disloyal
will see the uselessness of resistance,
and the vexed questionsof the day will
disappear like magic. This is, we be
lieve, the popular feeling, and no machi
nations of " Miles O'Reilly " or the Dem
ocratic party can drive or entice them
from their purpose-the nomination and
election of U. 8. Grant.
The election returns up to Friday
night are not indicative of that result
the Union men of Madison county had
expected to hear after the gratifying
victory we won in this coulnty. There
is, we confess with regret, but little
prospect now of our being able to over
come the 700 that Cavanaugh is ahead
up to this writing. Probably Missoula,
Beaverhead, Choteau and Jefferson will
give slight Union majorities in addition
to that of Madison. The boasted 2,100
of the Democracy will be reducedl to be
low a thousand in this Territory, and
that is one grand result of the cam
paign. Another is that the Union party
has now a thorough orgnuiration, anwl
half the counties are unmistakeably
Union, although by Iess majorities than
the others go Democratic. The vote of
Madison county is in the vicinity of
2,000; that of Edgerton 3,000. The
Herald complains of illegal voting, the
returns being excessively large in E.lg
erton. The Madison county ticket is
Union in the main. Returns not yet
fully in, but former remarks stand good.
We do not think it necessary to give the
figures until we have the official vote.
We feel pretty much as the Dcmocrat,
"a little sore over the result," but as it
has the rooster out for Cavanaugh, we
run up the flag for glorious old Madison,
and long may it wave over a Union
Dispatches received in this city up to
ten o'clock last night, report that IIaight
the Democratic nominee for (overnor,
was elected at the general election on
Monday, the 4th inst., by nearly 7,500
majority. The Democrats also elected
two out of three Congressmen. For this
result the Union party are wholly to
blame. They had the supremacy, and
could have easily harmonized all differ
ences, and triumphantly elected Gorham
had it not been for a selfish obstinacy
fathered and mothered and midwifed by
that influential trio, the Union, Bulletin
and Call. Haight is a full blown, so
called, Democrat, and California will,
until next autumn at least, be classed
with the anti-Congress States.
ERRONEous.-Our neighbor of the
Gasette has been grossly misinformed in
regard to Judge Hoemer establishing
voting precincts, He has done no such
thing. This we have from his own lips,
He had no authority to do so, and would
never engage in such an outrage. While
Judge Hoemer differs with us in politi
cal sentiment, we know enough of him
not to credit any such story. No gen
tleman of the Judge's politics has mor
of the esteem and regard of his opponents
in Virginia City than he has. He is the
life of the social circle and meddles ver.
little in party broils.-Democrat, Sept. 7
The above, in coming from the source
it does, is sufficient refutation of the
very harsh remarks indulged in by the
Gasette, in speaking of Judge Hosmer
Its contradiction is a credit to the hear
of Major Bruce, and we forgive him fol
forestalling our denial. We may ad(
that we know Judge Hosmer is wholl,
guiltless of the charges.
AN INCIDENT in Gen. Meagher's life,
which may not be generally known,
was referred to in the following passage
in Collector Russell's speech at Faneuil
Hall, Boston :
When Meagher was arrested he was
foUowed to prison by the young girl
whom he loved, and who was as true to
him in misfortune as an Irish patriot is
trnue to his country in the hour of her
agony and despair. And when sea
te-.e of death was pronounced, then,
Ilke the lady of Robert Emmett's choiee,
she could no loager live, and she died
of a broken heart. Her fate lends new
pathos to the beautiful lines of which
the band have this evening reminded
" And lreedom now so seldom wake
The only throb she giv
Is when mome heart dienm breh
To show that still d-lve0."
.. Titsaowsbmwos pb"-s "bottled up"
L to bmsbem4d is C.4ry1'. "Life of Pro
Fmah do (frst' Ii smaeme iv., p
the author -r m " Leawald was
jut daibig with the Sweda, and got
the ll bottled up In Stralsuad.'
UndlertLakIl a ix! Task.
The New York Tribune has resolved
on a big task, no less than the work of
undermining public confidence in Gen.
Grant. We give a small specimen of
its style of warfare from yesterday's
issue. We quote: c,
"How happens it thl.t every renegade
from Radicalism is so vociferous for
Grant? What is 'the mystic tie that
binds' our Weeds and Bennett., our
backsliders from everythl:.g Repul'lican
but the loaves and fishes, in such loving
accord that Grant is our only man for
President? Is not here Inc.Lment for
When people are counseled to profits
ble reflectibn in this matter, they ma.
as well inquire why men who, during
the darkest days of the rebellion, were
willing to patch up a humiliating peace
that would leave everything unsettled,
are now the bitterest opponents of Gen.
Grant. Vallandigham, Wen(. .1 Phil
lips and the Tribune, are all together in
this leaky craft. Mr. (reeley has en.
countered many risks and gone securely
through them since 1860, but Mrs. P .r
tington remarked that she feared L ir
son Ike would "be killed yet in some of
his narrow escapes." Mr. Gree',-y re
covered from his "On to Richmond
affair; he survived the Colorado-Jewett
Canadian blunder; he managed to talk
of amnesty and forgiving old scores
without losing his subscribers, and he
bailed Jefferson Davis with sublirue
audacity. But whe.n lie attempts to
overthrow (len. (Urant in the esteem of
the American people, he has essayed
too large a feat; his shabby hat and un
fashionable coat, and all the vegetabhle
he can purchase in market, will not car
ry him through this di.grateful enter
'T he ingratitude of republies has gone
into a proverb, but our country hats
steadily presented a refutation of its
truth. Men who have served this nt}
tion well, have i-e.n iobly honored.
Our people are intell gent and just.
Th'ey may be persuaded byl artful edit.
ors and politicians to co,nsenT. to, miany
things of questionable propriety, bui
they are the slowest peeople in the world
at throwing overbliard mlten of distin
guithed merit. Mr. .Joiison d'scovered
th.s fact when he ,be;an his crusa,*.
against Sheridan, and the 'ribu;ne will
reali;:. it before the war against Graut
is conciuded. What is the capital of
fence of (Gen. (irant? Simply that ho
refuses to undergo a metamorphosis.
lie is now a plain. honest, useful patri
ot and the politicians wish to turn hin.
into a letter-writer, a sTiouter, a political
hack. With the sanme sound judgmeu:
that characterized his military opera
tions, he discharges his present duties.
During the war he was calm, ,.tifcien:.
self-re.liant, and undemonstrative save
in the way of hurling immense armies
against the, enemy. lie has not p'tered.
lie is now, as then, quiet and capable.
If he be munerate in i s politi tl views.
it is rathtr a virtue than a sin. The.
majority of our people share his temper
ence of thought.
We venture to assert that the discre
tion which has marked Gjen. (irant's
conduct since the close of the war, .
had as much weight in commending
him to the people as his great military
achievements. Sherman almost ruined
hinself by his attempt to solve political
problems. Gen. Grant is content to
await patiently the result of Congres
sional experiments at reorganization.
just as he was content to await the re
suit of Sherman's march to the sea be
fore lie launched his thousands against
the doomed city of rebeldom. We have
strong faith in these self-composed men.
And we regard Grant as one of the
strongest men in the whole nation. The
people love, respect, and trust him, and
neither Theodore Tilton, Jr., nor the
New York 7ribune can shake that re
gard. Only Grant himself can destroy
his good name and fame, and he will not
do it to gratify any editor or demagogue
in the land.-Pittsburg Chronicle.
CARPENTER, in his book, "Six Months
at the White House," tells the following
story: "A few days before President
Lincoln's death, Secretary Stanton ten
dered his resignation of the War De
partment. He accompanied the act with
a heartfelt tribute to Mr. Linc.,ln's con
stant friendship and faithful devotion to
the country, saying also, that he, . as
Secretary. had accepted the position
to hold it only until the war should end.
and now that he felt that his work was
done, his duty was to resign. Mr. Lin
coin was greatly moved by the Secrets
ry's words, and tearing in pieces the
paper containing the resignation, and
throwing his arms around the Secretary,
he said: 'Stanton, you have been a good
friend and a faithful public servant, and
it is not for you to say when you will
no longer be needed here.' S-veral
friends of both parties were present, and
there was not a dry eye that witnessed
THE Indian war costs, it is said.
$1,000,000 a week, and (*en. 8herman
threatens us with a bill of $100,000,000
before we can attain a permanent peaee.
The Colorado volunteers would have
done the job cheaper than that with
their premiums of twenty dollars a
piece for "scalps" with "ears on," and
although their warfare might not be hu
mane, it would be rather more effectual
than the present system. if the war
must be so barbarous or so costly, will
it not be well to try the policy of peace ?
We are not told whether any deduction
has been made from the estimates of ex
penditure on aceount of the revenue
which, as we learned the other day by a
dispatch from Gen. McDowell, the sol
diers derive from the isle of Indian
s~ ves to the white mttlers. Is $1,00,
as0 a week the ross outlay, or is it the
balanUe asainst us ?-nX Y. .SWbma
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