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Newspaper, Devoted to the ^VIinera.1, ^VgT,ieu.ltu.i*a.i and Commercial Interests of^ Montana Territory.
VOL.4, NO. 3.
VIRGINIACITY. MONTANA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1867.
Withmalic* toward nooe, with charity fur all^with DrranvM in the right, a* God fives ua to see^la* right, let ns finish the work we are in, to bind^^p the Nation's wounds, to car* far hint who sh^ll^have born* the battle.and for bis widow and orphan,^to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and^a lasting- peace amonjr ourselves and with all^Nations.^Abraham Lincouc.
CONTENTSOF THIS Nl'MHtr.^PARS 1^Connorer A-rain ; C ause and Effect ;^The Madiaou Vote; To Correspondents ; Gotham^VeDtares an Opinion | Th* Colorado Elections ;^Stand by Grant; The Latest; California Elec^^tions . Miscellaneous ; Undertaking a Big Task ,^Miscellaneous,
Pace2^Pen and Scissors; From Boulder; Mis^^cellaneous.
PaE 3^A Voice from Camp ; Fall Particular* of^the Recent India* Fight near Fort Phil. Kearney;^Josh Billings on Gongs.
Tk.T. 4^Telegrams ; Grand Army of th* Repub^^lic ; Virginia Letter List.
Psr.E5^Poetry : in Memorials ; Pen and Scis^^sors ; From Beartcwn ; The War Began^Col.^Neil Howie at th* Front^Our Hoys on th* Heels^of the Foe: The Interview Articles; Miscella-^neous | Virginia Market Report; Helena Market^Keport.
Pack6^Sulpburet Saving ; Miscellaneous ; The^Union Pacific Railroad^Open Four Hundred^and Twenty-five Miles ; Miscellaneous.
pack7^Poetry | Discharge the Craft, O Master-^Vanity ; Benton News : From Emigrant Gnlch :^Th* Writers; A Lake Sh re Oil Train of Forty'^six Cars oa Fir*.
FA'.E 8^Virginia Locals ; Helena Locals.
VirginiaSends Greeting^to all Montana!
Mcidbon County is Union!
10P. m.^The Congressional votes aic^counted and Wilbur F. Sanders has *et-^tnty nuijority in Virginia City. That^is glory enough lor one day, surely, in^this Democratic town. Sanders will^carry Madison county by two hundred^majority. The Union men are marching^the streets in procession with torches^burning, singing Union songs and cheer^^ing vociferously. Nevada, the strong^hold of Democracy, give* fourteen for^Sanders, and Madison Democrats have^repudiated the man who repudiated^them in Colorado. The men of Virginia^have not proved recreant to their own^interests.
Theeastern patters have another sen-^^ation. Chas. A. Dunham alias Sanford^Connover, who was 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. Connover 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. He 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 lltk 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 Springfield. The^Ward brothers sent the challenge, and^were accepted by tho New Brunswick^crew. The stakes are $1,000.
Hoe'sprinting press, capable of print^ing 20,000 copies an hour, is a very re^^cent discovery, but of most important^character.
Gaslightwas unknown in 1800; now^every city and town of pretence is light^^ed with it.
Thenormal condition of the great ma^^jority of the people in all republics is^conservatism, and it is only by an u^^natural irritation that they take aiij^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 issue^presented to the people since the gov^^ernment was organized, and during the^critical session of Congress 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 hearts 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^leps 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^virtue that which was forced upon us*^as an urgent military necessity. The^determined resistance of the revolting^Slates^aided, abetted and encouraged^by Northern traitors^depleted armies^and the existence in the South of four^million men who could not know wheth^^er we were their friends or enemies, and^who we might have or not, at onr own^option, compelled the step ; and as the^thankful slaves from the Potomac to the^Rio Grande heard the glad tidings, and^whispered, ^Thank God, we are free,^^it was the *ti]J. small voice that uttered^the death knell of setrneion. The war^ended, there was not a shadow of malice,^hatred or vindictivrness in the loyal^armies, in the Chief Executive or the^Northern people. The sentiment of the^masses was conservatism. The rebel^armies were paroled on the field of sur^^render, and immediate restoration of the^Southern people to their forfeited privi^^leges in the government under even too^lax guarantees of future good behavior,^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, reconstruction would have^long since been settled. The loyal peo^^ple did not hold the late rebels account^^able for that crime, and the intent ot^Congress was as magnanimous and kind^after the assassination as had been that^of the President before. 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 tho vanity of^the man led him to believe himself^greater than he was. He usurped thovj^powers vested in another branch ot the^government, marked out ^ My policy,^^and committed a most foul crime against^the nation by leading the Southern peo^^ple to believe that Congress wa* 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 Con^^gress of the United States is more close^^ly allied to the hearts of the loyal peo^^ple thun 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 endorsal 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 animosity and^intensified malignity. Is it surprising^that the South grew cold, and at length^| haughty and insolent when every mani
festationof this character was origina^^ted by the CI ef Magistrate^ Like be^^gets like, ^.nd it would be unreasonable^la 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 his passivenees was^but well studied deception to take ad^^vantage of the adjournment of Con^^grats 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 desires of enemies ot the Govern^^ment, cannot but recoil upon his own^head and to prejudicial to the welfare of^the Southern people. There is no pow^^er on irih can revoke the decision of^this i.ation as indicated by the policy of^Congress, and the worst friends the^South has, are these who attempt it.^The removal of faithful and efficient^civil and military officials through petty^personal spites of Andrew Johnson has^aroused a spirit more radical and de^^termined than is in his power to resist^or allay, snd though he may offer im^^mediate hindrances to the reconstruc^^tion, it will eventually be carried out in^the very spirit of its meaning, and^Andrew Johnson will go out from the^position lie occupies with the execra^tions of all good people for having wan^^tonly and repeatedly provoked what^^ever there may k*3 of bitterness and^enmity between those who are alike^interested in the honor, perpetuity and^prosperity of free America.
Thecanvass of the vote in Virginia^City shows 907 ballots cast, and Sanders'^majority i* seventy. Nevada also gives^fourteen. Mill Creek eighteen, Summit^eighteen, Biven's Gulch eleven.^Madison county is revolutionized and^is bono N-rth Union. The election re^^turns art* 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 C-ava-^nauph in three. Sanders has a clear^hundred ahead and a Republican major^^ity tocomo in. His 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, deny, 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 tick^et will go Republican^Treasurer, Coun^^ty Commissioners, Assessor and others.^The full returns will be in by next issue,^when the official vote will be given.^Beaverhead county will probably be^pretty nearly even on Delegate, and^Highland Mulch the same.
W have a host of letters on our desk^that have been accumulating for some^time, A portion pertain to the political^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 an^indispensable requisite under all circum^^stances. Others contain personalities of^extreme harshness with the author's
Astrong hand is now needed to check tbe^brutal eagerness of frontiersmen for a war of^extermination against the Indians.^[New^York Times.
Theabove emanation of military ge^^nius is from a lengthy leader on the In^^dians, Chinese and negroes. What par^^ticular policy the writer wishes to ven^^tilate is not apparent, and is no doubt as^unimportant as it is vague. Just now^there appears to be an emulation be^^tween the Tribune and the Time* and
licansstand precisely 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^^ments of that antagonistic element head^^ed by Andrew Johnson, against the prin^^ciples established by the highest arbiter^of all governments, compels them to^resistance their own sAfety demands that^tksy should drive back that faction and^leaves the ground open for a firm step^farther on. The election of Grant will
othermetropolitan papers as to who
shallsay the most severe things against i have a pacific effect upon the country,^the people of the West, and they are all The loyal will feel assured ; the disloyal
willsee the uselessness ot resistance,^and the vexed questions of 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. S. (J rant.
succeedingadmirably. The mind of^Gotham is troubled about Mexican^affairs^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 handled with^kids on, but the white men of the West,^having no friend at court, u^. voice in^the nation, poor toilers of A^.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 tho East,^their friends murdered, property stolen^and destroyed, with tho 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^^ness.^ 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.
ThoRepublicans, although laboring^agdnst numerous strong combinations,^have been gloriously successful in the^late election. The Council, so far as^heard from, stands six Republicans to^four Democrats, and one anti-Radical,^with two districts not yet reported. The^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
boltingconvention, and supported by^Democrats. Messrs. Hughes snd Love-^land are Democrats, but their districts^gave handsome majorities tor the bal^^ance of the Republican ticket. The fol^^lowing is the status of the Legislature^up to latest returns to the Ne%*, August^21st:
FirstDistrict^i. H. Piukerton. rep.^Second District^C. A. C^H^k. rep.
At: ^ Steck, rep.^Third District^J. W. Kesmitb, rep-^Illicit Butler, dem.^D. I). BeUlen, dem-^Fourth District^W. A. H. Loveland. dem.^Fifth District^K. N. Stearns, anti-radical.^Sizth District^W. W. Webster, rep.^Seventh Dtstrict- J. C. Hughes, dem.^Eighth District^~W. IV Fit Ids. r*p.^fiinth District^Not heard from.^Tenth District^Not beard from.^^Probably.
Republicans,*| Democrats, 4 ; anti radioal, ) ;^^1 strict* nwt heard from. 2.
REPRESENTATIVES.First IHstriet^H. Stratum rep.^Second District^C. H. McLaughlin, rep.
J.K. Wurtxbach, r*p.^B. B. Stiles, rep.^j. F. Gardner, rep.^Third District^H. L. Pearson, rep.^Fourth District^F. O. Swain, rep.^Fifth District^T. Haswall, rep.^Sixth District^ I). M. Richards, rep.
s.F. Huddleston, dem.^C. R. Bissell, dem.^W. M Slaughter, dem.^Seventh District^j. C. McCoy, rep.
j.E. Wharton, r*p. ,^Eighth District^Stephen Decatur, rep.
j.a. Pierce, rep.^JVinth District^Ansel Bates, anti-radical.
W.F. McDoagall, ant: radical^Tenth District^J, Gilliland, rep.
B.Fowler, jr., rep.^Eleventh District^Not beard from.^Twelfth District^Not heard from.^Thirteenth District^Not heard from.^Fourteenth District^'J. C. Brewn, rep.^^Probably
Republicans.15 ; Democrat*. 3 ; anteradical. 2^Districts not beard from, 3.
Theelection returns up to Friday^night are not indicative ot that result^the Union men of Madison county had^expected to' hear after the gratifying^victory we won in this county. There^is, we confess with regret, but little^prospect now of our being able to over^^come the 700 that Cavanaugh is uln a 1^up to this writing. Probably Missoula,^Beaverhead, Choteau and Jefferson will^give slight Union majorities in additiou^to that of Madison. The boasted 2,100^of the Democracy will be reduced to be^^low a thousand ia this Territory, and^that is one grand result of the cam^^paign. Another is that the Union party^has now a thorough organization, and^half tho counties are unmistakeably^Union, although by lesa 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 Edg^^erton. The Madison county ticket is^Union in the main. Keturns 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 Democrat,^^a little sore over the result,^ but as it^has the rooster out for Cavanaugh, w^run up the flag for glorious old Madison,^and long may it wave over a Union^county.
Dispatchesreceived in this city up to^ten o'clock last night, report that Haight^the Democratic nominee for Governor,^was elected at tho general election on^Monday, the 4th inst., by nearly 7 NO^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.
TheNew York Citizen is still intent^upon reorganizing the Democracy on a^loyal basis, with Grant as its nominee^for President. The last number assumes^nom cU plume only given for publication, I tne remarkable position that the Radie-
andthis is inadmissable. It is rather^presumptuous to ask an editor to assume
alswill be necessitated to take up Edwin^M. Stanton for their nominee, leaving
theresponsibility of other people's dis- Grant to be gobbled up by the recon-^likes, and the public mind should be dis-1 ^trueted Democracy. It would no doubt^abused of such an absurd idea. Our j ^ e^00*1 thing for the Democratic party,^columns are open to, and we will gladly j We believe if the Republicans do not^receive all communications tending to : nominate Grant, the Democrats will,^give publicity to the resources develop- \ and uni#s^ something unlooked for inter^^ments, improvements and local news of If.. . .-
anyof our mining camps. We solicit Tene8 ^^nt 1S deetmed to become the^communications ot that character, but' next President, let who will nominate
thename of the writer is the voucher^for its truthfulness, and will not be used^without consent. Thanking omr friends^for their remembrances, we believe this^will cover all letters we are compelled^to send to the basket.
him.Grant occupies the paradoxical^position of a conservative in full com^^munion with the Radical party; and^not the least paradoxical fact in the ease
isthis, that a large majority of Repnb- them all bottled up in Stralsund.'
Erroneous.Our neighbor of the^Gazette has been grossly misinformed in^regard to Judge Hosmer establishing^voting precincts, He has done no such^thing. This we have from his own lip6.^He had no authority to do so, and would^never engage in such an outrage. While^Judge Hosmer 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 more^of the esteem and regard of his opponents^in Virginia City than he has. He is the^life of the social circle and meddles very^little in party broils.^Democrat, Sept. 7.
Theabove, in coming from the source^it does, is sufficient refutation of the^very harsh remarks indulged in by the^Gazette, in speaking of Judge Hosmer.^Its contradiction is a credit to the heart^of Major Bruce, and we forgive him for^forestalling our denial. We may add^that toe know Judge Hosmer is wholly^guiltless of the charges. \
Anincident 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 :
WhenMeagher was arrested he was^followed to prison by the young girl^whom he loved, and who was as true to^him in misfortune as an Irish patriot is^true to his country in the hour of her^agony and despair. And when sen^^tence of death was pronounced, then,^like the lady of Robert Emmett's choice,^she could no longer 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^us: ,
And Freedom now so seldom wakes
Theonly throb she gives^I* when some heart indignant breaks^To show that still she lives.
Thenow famous phrase ^bottled up^^is to be found in Carlyle's ^Life ol Fred^^erick the Great.'' In volume five, page^220, the author says: ^ l^enwald was^just finishing with the Sweden, and got
Undertakingat Bis. Task.
TheNew 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: *
Howhappens it tlu.t every renegade^from Radicalism is so vociferous for^Grant^ What in 'the mystic tie that^binds' our Weeds and Bennetts, our^backsliders from everything Republican^but the loaves and fishes, in such loviug^accord that Grant is our only man for^President^ Is not here increment for^profitable reflection'/
Whenpeople ar*^ counseled to profits^ble reflection in this matter, they may^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 (Jen.^Grant. Vallandigham, Went. I Phil^lips and the Tribune, are all together in^this leaky craft. Mr. Greeley has en^^countered many risks and gone securely^through them since 1860, but Mrs. P -^tington remarked that she feared i ^r^son Ike would ^be killed yet in some of^his narrow escapes.^ Mr. Oree;^-y re^iTovered 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 Davi* -.vitli sublime^audacity. But when he attempts to^overthrow Gen. Grant in the esteem of^the American people, he has essayed^too large a feat; his shabby hat and un^fashionable coat, and all the vegetables^he can purchase in market, will not car^ry him through this disgraceful enter^prise.
Theingratitude of republics has gone^into a proverb, but our-country has^steadily presented a refutation of its^truth. Men who have served this m.^tion well, have been nobly honored.^Our people are intelligent and just.^They may be persuaded by artful edit^^ors and politicians to consent to many^things ol questionable propriety, but^they are the slowest people in the world^it throwing overboard men of distill^guished merit. Mr. Johnson d'scoverod^this fact when he began his crusade^against Sheridan, and the Tribune will^realise it before the war against Graut^is concluded. What is the capital of^^fence of (Jen. Grant^ Simply that be^refuses to undergo a metamorphosis.^He is now a plain, honest, useful patri^ot and the politicians wish to turn him^into a letter-writer, a spouter, a political^hack. With the same sound judgment^that characterized bis military opera^tions, he discharges his present duties.^During the war he was calm, ehlcien:.^self-reliant, and undemonstrative save^in the way of hurling immense armies^against the enemy, lie has not p'tered.^He is now, as then, quiet and capable..^If he be moderate in I is political views,^it is rather a virtue than a din. Tbe^majority of our people share his temper-^ence of thought.
Weventure to assert that the discre^^tion which has market! Gen. Grant's^conduct since the close of the war, I^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 ut reorganization,^just as he was content to await the re^^sult of Sherman's march to the sea be^^fore he launched his thousands against^the doomed city of rebeldom. We have^strong faith in these self composed men.^And we regard (Jrant 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 Triltune can shake that re^^gard. Only (Jrant 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. Lincoln's con^^stant friendship and faithful devotion te^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 Secreta^^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.' Several^friends of both parties were present, and^there was not a dry eye that witnessed^the scene.
TheIndian war costs, it is said.^$1,000,000 a week, and Gen. Sherman^threatens us with a bill of $100,000,000^before we can attain a permanent peace.^The Colorado volunteers would have^done tho 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 account of the revenue^which, as we learned the other day by a^dispatch from Gen. McDowell, the sol^^diers derive from the sale of Indian^captives to the white settlers. Is $1,000,-^000 a week the gross outlay, or is it the^balance against us ^^N. Y. Tribune*
Astronomyhas added a large nam^ber of new planets to the solar system.
M.Daoukkuk communicated to the^world his most beautiful invention in^1830.