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THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH II, 1869.
JOHN H. OBERLY & CO.
OFFICIAL l'AI'KIt OF COUSTVAND CITY
AN UNPROMISING COMMENCEMENT.
Wo lmve been inspired by tho hope tlit
General (iriint would ussert his individuality,
lunch ollkioun advisor and intarmcddlors
their jilacci, mid hecomo tho chief miigistruto
of tho people. And"wo had resolved to ex
tend to his administration, as Mich, a cordial
support, overlooking hit slight short-comings
as incident to the frailty of human nature.
Hut on tho very threshold of his udmlnistra
lion we sco our hopes dushud down by tin-etntcsmnn-lika
exhibitions tint call for the
condemnation of every man who would mo
the law executed, and tho forms and custom,
sanctilUd by the usage of our fathers, re
spected and observed.
In his Inaugural, tho president solemnly
premises a faithful execution of tho law,
tho4U, he commond and thoio lie condemns
alike, scorning to set at defiance the wisdom
of congress as embodied in its law. Jlcforo
the setting of the next day's un, in utter dis
regard of thi- pledge, ho evinced his unwil
1.' "tin's to onforee a law that has stood upon
the K-tutrt. lwok more than n half century,
bcnmoiti provisions conflicted, not with any
purpose of the- people, but with a special per
sona! nr. 1 Individual project that of reward
ing tho friendship of A.T. Stawart with the
portfolio of tho treasury department. The
law tl.at interpie und prevent .Mr. .Stew
arts a aptHnc a law wise in its conception
and iwM salutary in it operation ho would
have repealed, and the first rocommcadation
hn makes to congress is to otlect that end !
"V ( 1 ng with a fnd tenacity to tho distill
Kiilshing bfrnpliclty that bus characterir.ed
tho h gh places In our government, and dop
rct ale the slightest invasion ujton it. On a
"i the preiidential toya, the new chief
r.'i ; tr.ite tl.ovvod k wilful liregard of frm,
n ritninitig hi military unforni,vtt fact that
wks only a;grnvatid by tins trmumbsion ( of
ti!-ii.i"vniie. u congr, nut by a private .
retiy as was thu custom of .letfersuii, Ad
am hi d .Is.rk.on, but by "his chiof of stain"
in gl t'orirm military trappings, rword and
? ' .'id ull thu mriphrennlii of thadruM
An 1 wliu uommends his Mjroiil all'ronti to
tho rclTriii president ' Johii'on bad di
plared paymaster General Hrico; and with
ind. inland iii.ultitiglmitu th now president
rf ' .' 1 h int. Ami in like vein I his
witl.hc! ling of the pardons of the Drpuy. or
dered by prttfident .lobnion tiioday procedlng
his n. tntntmt. This lust act is dniounct-d as
oxe .ui vii tnuqmtioii, and commands the in
d ;rie:r.eut only of tun toadies and lickspittles
at the feet of povsur.
It mas mwin nothlu ttiat'in the txes-utlvu
clisl r h I alwa ' i4i"i(inderby iioMior :
that be Was tcurtly sworn into otticw hufvre
his fr.tnd Slierinau is named for general, and
his f "nu f-huridiifi u lieutenant-general,
w tli at giviiiK time for a dmi.ion upon tho
bruit 1 ipjostion as to whether tile former
m'.k shall b tMintinued, or for congress to
dii . i tm relative claim uf Sheridan and
The . ., ti thf position so prrlpitouly
a ' .SsMtriiliin I All this, we repeat, may
ii eau nothing,, but itlvads to tbc fostering of
a t . : spirit of wbii b we 1m had enough,
t I may give a lumper to the adminbtration
that w.'! 1re4 war or rumor of war for
wlii U tbe Htopl now have tiu heart.
Old l'ap Thorna. mky not have deserved
tliu tiiutenant genoralihiji Grant pi rhaps
know-, bul good judgcj think that the salva
tion f CliioiiiiHiigii and the brilliant victories
of l'ruiillin mid Nushslll. urn auhievument
iUKo as tryditiible to the Cnioti urm and
as wrvicablo to the I'niou caue, as
wire -th'i whirling of .lulal Karly up tho
vail' v ir thrt hard ridiivg iliwrion to bend
otl' J.fe at l'ive l'ork. ' Hut of thi t nough.
"Wi'.li all iiouturvative men of tho reimblic
wo I i! d tbo caluiei uppointments a proof
oi i. p j',p' to ignore tlio prominent extrem
ists f the rail leal parly, but such u considera
tion kt-t'iiis not to have bi'eii the governing
one. A dir t reward friendly aiUln times
pas;, l help iimii who hail helped him,
Imped !.i app dntmeuU, and not u wish to
place (lit right men in tlia right d.uc. This
''it i- ii' lU in a friend, but in the chief et
ec i'Iw 'US- r nf a great nation, it loo its
conir.'-ndftlile tpiulitie, and become pregnant
with gtMl &vil. Hut, wo t-hult see what wo
liall oc still Jiyldn that whn ;he troubles
and p rplexilles of the hour nrn overcome, tho
now president may chow morn nt the stule
III.IIl u . 1 )e. of tho IIIUII.
I'AIMQ.X OF Tl!i:'f)Ul'UVS RUVQKKD
Jacob and .Moses Dnpuy wero convicted,
and sentenced to tine and imirbnnmunt, for
fficuing felled whiskey from a rovenuo ofll
cor, In New York, in January 18GJ. -Mr.
Johiihon befurn ho retlrod from tile Tre-iidon-cy,
pardoned them. Upon learning thi fact,
Grunt at onco rnvoked tho pardon in tho fol
lowing telegram sent through Coiiiiniioiirj
h i,'tiii, I). ( Man Ii H. I MM.
Til P.wiuMrt. (Vulrcney, U. H. l)!-trit AKcrney, No.
11 ( wuiUt if ire I, ;oiv f. ,
I have Jut seen the Vronident, who instant
ly ord -rcd the withholding of the pardon of
tlin Uupuyj, J liiiv" ft ' t ?tut I)e
partn'ien't to seo If the' pardon "werti lnued.
It tho marshal hn them, let him withhold
thiiiu. Tho I'rosldent ii in earnest about
tfpcoiai udvimy frt! Washington inform
us that the following nppointmonls for tho
city of St. l.ouU bavo hoon fully dutermiued
upon? Collector, -Or W. Kord; potmaster,
Gun, 'A, Smithj ns.cssor, Col. A. H.
Thi'fe parties nro personal friendi, of Gen.
Grant; Smith having helped him, in days of
"auld lang nyne, to a plucn in tho S. Louis
nurvcyor f flii
Oollnlfcl from our latest trlcgrnim.l
An Irishman named rat Kelly was fined
in Louisville on Monday, tho enormous sum
of $300, for an assault and battery on the sa
crod person of a negro. The 'Courier-Journal'
says it was clearly proven that tho negro
was tho aggressor, and that Kelly actually
struck htm in self-defense. Wonder what it
cost in Louisville to pass a negro on the
streets without taking off the hat in hutnblo
recognition of bis grace? A sweet village
An Amlaliln Democrat.
1. Uannon, a member of tbc iouisvillo
Democratic Central Committee, announces
that if the forthcoming city democratic con
vention nominate bim for the mayoralty
ho will graciously submit to its decision. If,
however, it nominates "any other man," he
will accept it as a fact that tho delegates have
been manipulated by wire-worker, in which
case he will run as an independent candi
date. The Cannons aro not all confined to
Uaacnllly at Premium.
Tho Springfield correspondent of tho St.
Louis 'Kcpubllcati' says "The present
legislature ha laid down a rule to get n con
tract to build a state houso. The bidder must
be sent to tho penitentiary give amplo as
surance of his ability to swindle nlmot any
man with whom he comes in contact, and
show that ho is utterly undeserving of confi
On tho 4th inst., at Dei 31olaiH, Iowa, tho
mercury was 10 degrees below zero. The
hypocritical radicals up that way are keeping
thn weather cool purposely to prevent the
immigration of iioltoos, wLo are known to
have a terrible repugnance for frosty cli
mate. Xew York Seimiiitcsn.
The friend of John A. Griswold, of Xew
York, anticipating further change In Grant's
Cabinet, are strenuously urging bli appoint
ment as secretary of tho navy. New York
is very modest in her claims soliciting for
hr citizens only three of the seven cabinet
'Die Wlient Crops.
A number of our exchanges speak of the
recent damage to tho wheat crops. A late
dispatch from Jerseyville, In this State, say
the wheat crop In thi county has ben great
ly damagod during tho past week by the se
vere and unprecedented freeze that has visit
ed this section during that time Tho wheat
on high ground is injured the most, and if it
continue cold much longer thero will not be
a half crop of wheat railed bare.
Startling l)y elopiunit .
Havo recently been made in relation to a reg
ularly organized band of thieves extending
from St. Joseph, in Missouri, to tho Wabash,
in Indiana. They number over threo hun
dred. Measure have been taken which wo
aro not ut liborty at preseat to divulge, says
an exchange, to arrest all the parties associat
ed with these horso thiuvos and housebreakers
which, if succjsiful, will be the means of
tending more representative to Jefferson
City and Joltet In 18C9 than ever known be
foro. A Family of Klindi.
In Aloxandor county, North Carolina, a
few days since, a young man had a disa
greement with his sister, whereupon the left
her father's bouse and did not return till
night. On attempting to enter tbo house the
wa shot and killed by her brother, with
whom she bad quarreled. Her father, moth
er, and two brothers, then collected wood and
burned tho body almost literally to ashes, in
order to conceal the crime. Shortly after
ward tho party were all arretted and confined
in the cntmty jail, and whilst there tho father
and mother were murdored by the two sons.
They coolly confesssd the crlmo and hx
pressed no regret for tho deed. It is stated
that tho family are fanatical on tho subject of
religion, and are supposed to bo insaue.
A olllg lnJuu"on the Hamjiae.
Captain Ilayne, of tho Arkansas militia,
accompanied by sergeants Hruwn and Finch,
Metropolian police, of Memphis, with a re
quisition from Governor Clayton, of Arkan
sas, approved by Governor Hrownlow, went
to Horn Lake, Miss., twelve miles below
Memphis, for the purpose of arresting Cub
llarland, a notorious Choctaw Indian, who
had lied from Arkansas. On approaching
the house, Cub, wltoovidontly suspected their
intention, met Ihcm at tho door with a re
volver in oach hand, opened flro on tho par
ty, shooting sergeant Finch through thu
body, producing a wound from which ho has
since dlc,d, Captain lluync was also idiot
through' tho groin and dangerously (wounded.
Drown and Captain Ilayne were under the
impression that they had badly wounded
tho Indian, hut is was afterward ascertained,
thnt ho returned to the houso whore tho af
fair occurred Sunday night und stole two
horse in rovongo for his supposed betrayal.
Finch was a native of Ohio and served in tho
I.nlior at the South.
Itcports from plantation in middle and
fouthwciitcrn Gcprgia represent that extraor
dinary activity is prevailing. Evory hand is
umployed und paid liberal wpgoa. vory
aero will bo plantod which can be properly
tonded. A Macon paper says that ten thou
sand more hands could now obtain employ
ment In tho blank bait of Georgia, but they
are nowhere to bo found. About a.) much
cotton will bo planted this as last year, but
four times tho amount af grain will bo used.
Letter from Ueorgla confirm tho great want
of labor there, i nd declare that uny surplus
in our cities can find no better field than In
the heart of tho South.
Killed Ills Little Hon.
Soma len day ago, Mr. George Hrown,
living at Klkhorn, Hay county, Missouri, ac
cidentally shot and killed his little boy, aged
about twelve years. Tho father had been
away, and returning oarly in the morning,
unbuckled hi revolver, and carelessly throw
it under the bod. Tho hammer striking tho
floor caused the pieco to go off, and tho ball
struck hi sonabovo tho loft eyo and catnc out
behind tho left car.
An Alton correspondent of the St. Loul
'Republican' say : "A most barbarods mur
der was committed on tho person of n poor
old man, on tho coal branch, about two miles
form thi city, on Saturday. His name was
Hudson, an Englishman, who lived in a cabin
by himself. "What possible motive any one
could have to perpetrate uch a horrible
crime i incomprehensible The coroner'
Jury ceuld not agree whether 'it wa murder
or suicide, but Inclined in the former.
Iletter than Kiiecliil
Tho editor of the l'aducah '.Kentuckian'
say tho inaugural, with one or twn excep
tions, is abetter document than ho hoped for
from Grant. Ho doubts, however, Grant
ability to relieve himself from tho shaikles of
party, and make good tho pledge of hi Inau
garnl address. If tho General nukes a good
constitutional president, tho 'Kentuckian'
will cordially support him.
VO.l' vlAY) COM US,
AVhat a shockingly dirty set thu recent rad
ical congres must have been I The soap and
comb ucd during tho season just cWod, co-t
the government one thousand four hundred
dollar t Tho Cincinnati Knquirer' ray that
many pooplo may not be awure and it might
have added that nobody ebn i that it whs
part of the contract of th people with their
representative to furnish them sueh article.
A member of congre" get $5,000 a year aud
mllenge, nud thnt ought to bu enough to ena
ble liiiu to buy hi own.comb nndoap.,,,
Anotb'er y'nr the government will be
chnrged with wine and cigar bill; aud if tho
radical purty preserve it two-third majority,
two year will not pns by before tho climax
will bo capped by a ehargo for ''women 1"
A model congress i ours, of free, civilized
and enlightened Amorical
nit: TF.svnn ,oP office la ir.
A dUpateh from Washington, dated yester
day, ny: Tho repeal of the teuure-of-ofllco
bill to-day in the hou(i by a majority large,
It bavlng'its effect on senator. Tho senate
will undoubtedly initio auvirluu of iieuciity
and promptly pais the hoti'u bill. .Several
leading radical M-nutor would oppose it U'
they dared, but all, or nearly all, will now
float with the current, und thus, almost before
Andrew Johnson depart from tho Federal
city, one of hi votoes, tin most otronsivo to
radicals, is justiflod.
SHERIDAN AND THOMAS.
The Chicago 'Times' draw tho following
contrast between .Sheridan and Thomas :
Sheridan is it very young man. He re
trieved u disaster in thu Shenandoah valioy,
and turned a rebel victory into an nnnihilal-
I ing defeat. He did good sarvico while below
Ku-nmond, in charging upon tho demoralized
and wnated columns of Lee, Apart frim
tbishe has dene nothing.
To givo him all the credit which ho deserve,
we need only ay that he does not know what
fear is; that lie hut a bull dog tenucltv in
sticking to a figit when once in ; that he is
onaof tho bct cavalry loader in tho service;
that he will do prccbely what ho i ordered
to do, without qucttinn or hesitation. To off
set tbeie geod qualities, truth compels the u
ertiou that he cannot command an nrmy;
that he 1 n complete failure a un Infantry
leader; that he has been ii faUuro in every
thing liu has undertaken, save in tho conduct
of cavalry. Ho is ii shockingly iirofano swash
buckler, who has dah without judgment, gal
lantry without executive talents, anil u blind
instinct of obedience that will halt at no
Compare with this man that veteran war
rior, that genial soldier und ripe statesman,
Thoma. Whv wa this young man Shori
dan promoted 'over the bead of Thomas a
man who I beliovc.d by men of judgment to
bo second to no loader in thu verviuo of the
federal government? Did General Grant
fear that the integrity of Thomas would ntund
in tho wit of uny dodgns which bu may bu
What efleet this slight will hnvo upon
Thomas und Thomas' I'rieniU, it is dillieult to
foresee, lie is too good a aoldior tp ujk any
action which will show that Im Is humiliated ;
but thn world will nono tho lo understand
tho slight, and sympathise) with him in hi
present position. , Of oour Urn vtiturun hero,
of Chlckamauga, and Xiishvtllo, nnd'u half-'
score of other battle, each ono of which in
volved more L'oieralblpii,nd mjirqtubstjntlal
service to the country thiiu nil (ho' ifcUcf
Sheridan put togntherr can du no, mom than
recti ve'the'huhilllatlon lii sllcncn. It may bo
that event will, in time, leave hint rcmon for
gratification tliut is ago, Ills seniority, hi
service, and skill havo t!iUa.bnun.ovor-loolc.Hl
in favor of ono who may provo u pliable in
struiiK'til for a bud purpose,
Tho radical pnpur complain that tho domo
cratic "bolt" in tho indianu legisliituro.thruwii
over the final ratification of tho amendatory
nrticlo, by thu required number of status, until
next winter." fihould'nt wonder !t"U did; nml '
should'nt wonder, olthor, If in tlio mi-aiitimo
tho conervitivo "hoosiora" send tip u legisla
ture that will givo tho "mnondutory yrtbdo"
a toss that will bind it in the lap of tho luut
wlntor, und o on iid infinitum.
All honor to tho galhiiitmid dutiiriiiinuid
democratic repruontiilivoi of rndmnal Tho
peoplo will indbrto them 'by u majority of
.1, . .. . .
Noto for dull people H sharp. J t,.
Mealing from the Indians.
Mr. Garfield, of Ohio, give thu following
illustration of tho manner In which public
inoncv Is used by tho Indian Bureau, In in
extract from a letter written by adistinguish
ed army officer for many year in tho tcrrii
"I. speak what I know when I nay that, of
ovory dollar appropriated by Congress to tho
Sioux during the last ten years, eighty ccite
havo boon etolon only twenty coat reach
ing tho Indians. In I8S9 when tho afllliatcd
tribes were brought from Tcxa, a large sum
was paid for moving them, although thoy
moved without aid. Tkoy ware tettled on
the "Washita and fed by the govornrnont until
tho rebellion broko out. They never exceed
ed twenty-five hundred in number ; yet they
wore multored on paper at from six to eight
thousand. Tho contract wa let to feed
thorn ono pound of beef and one pound of
flour pr soul daily.. Texas cattle not avera
ging over four h'undrcd pounds not wore
Usued to them at eight hundred pounds j and
although tho contract called for good mer
chantable Hour, yet, during tho year and a
half 1 wa there, tho Indian never saw an
ounco of flour. Tho agent gavo thorn abort
and middlings, while the government paid for
These rogueries havo bcon going from bad
to worse for tho last 20 year.
S. II AHKKLL,
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