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MEMPHIS, TENM TUESDAY, MAEOH 7 1S76.
VOL 36. NO 58 CLOSING BATES Yesterday of Cotton and ffoW: iVew J'crA, cofton, 18$ s; JampAfc, 12J. flew T7riTKBK OB SI. LI 1 1 KO. WiOUiKma. M.irth 7, 1 turn. .Ftr the eattcm gvff Slates, Tenncs scs and Ohio valUy, areas oj raint eotcthcr'y winds and falling barometer, ..TsK"f i by coo'er southwest to north ?czi vlnds and rising barometer. Andersonyille Blaine hasn't oven ono vnnl tov htwit TtllrnRn- Hn (a as dumb as sn oyster. General amnesty Is the next srest qasstlon intl&ance, and It Is llkly to "WEstfggeat.lt wonldlie Just the thine to place Jaotaon'fl bust In Market tquare. What eaya the council ? The Chattanocga Times la reliably In formed tlmtUfiK Teoaeoseo la for Gov ernor Porter'fl renominatlon, solla. Cor reel. The heaviest merchants and bankers of New York and Biston are signing r.et tions against the rental of the bank xopl law. The New York Sun sajs there la no reason to doubt that Kobeson !a a much more greedy and more shameless public plunderer than Bslknap has ever been. The committee which hai expoeed Belknap Is on the warpath after the quartermaster's branch of the service. It Is tailored he is an old friend of the President Grant pretended to be shocked by Belknap's confession, but what la he g Ing to do with Captain Robinson's letter aid the itstemcnt of the New York Tri bune In 1872 the .Democrats are certain to cany Now Hampshire as a result of the Bel knap expose. The Republicans of that Stata freely admit it. They have given up the cozitost. Lieutenant-Colonel Feed. Grant has been ordered to duty on the plains, by General Sheridan. "Too late, too late," Mr. President. That should havo Le2n done long since. A Centennial Monument to the niormry of the defenders of Fort Moul trie la to be erected In White t olnt gar den, Charleston, South Carolina. "Honor to the brave." General It P. Neely has been ap pointed receiver of the New Orleans, St. L;ulsand Chicago railroad, by Governor Porter, preparatory, no doubt, to a snie cf the road to M'Comb. Captain Frank Hybeboer, private sairctary to Governor Senter during the lalter's administration, has been appoint ed aa internal revenue s'orekesper for the Hist district of this State. The President has appointed hia son, U. S. Grast, Jr., as private secretary, with a salary of three thousand live hundred dollara. Luckc-y and Bab. have both been dispensed with. It is asserted in Gsorgla that Foster Blodgett received three thousand dollars for the secret history of Bullock's ad ministration, which he promised to give the world through the Charleston News and Courier. TnE New York Herald suggests that the whole cabinet resign, aud that In de fault Fish and Bristow tho only un eupected.membersof it owe ltto them selves to insist upon a reformation of it by the President. The sidewalks of Memphis are In an execrable condition. Tho authorities ehould compel repairs, or repair them themselves at the expense of the prop erty-owner. Loud and long complaints reach ua every day. Lcckev, late privato secretary, has been rewarded for hia fidelity to Bab cock with the gift of a most responsible position under old Blood-letting Chan dler in the interior department. "Kiss ing goes by favors." Last year Russia disclaimed all In tention of annexing the province of Khokand, butthis year has found it con. venlently necessaiy to take it in. Eng land must look well to the empire of India. The Muscovite is "marching along." A call for a Greenback convention lias been Issued by a committee of "New York Democrats who believe that their rcstimenta ard Interests upon the cur rency question were wholly misrepre seated ly the Democratic State conven tions of 1S75 aad 1S76." It his been suggested, and we think the suggestion a good one, that every housekeeper and householder should be compelled by the health officer to sweep the sidewalk In front of his or her !nu:e, aud tho gutter for three feet out. "What says Dr. Ereklne? The Charleston Kcwt and Courier indl-nantly denies that General Fitz Hugh Lse has any connection with the central Grant club, or is in any sense a Republican, or nearly or remotely an efflce-sesker through the Democratic party to which he belongs. The Hartford Post (Rsdioal) says: "The tr u y.e with Mr. Amos is that his course has net been euch as to win the sympa thy of those atnorg whom ho will ex pect to receive the honors of martyr dom." That's a pretty bard slap for Mississippi's impeached governor, com ing, as it does, from the house of bis frlenia. Taking the fact of the President's accsp .ance of Belknap's resignation, to gether with the act that for three years Gsn ral Grant has known of Belknap's cflen'e, aud yet has kept him in office a- d tu power, "what," says the New York Sun, "must be the opinion of any Eess'ble miod resreitlng Grant's real relation to the terrible case?" Here's an appointment characteristic cf Graut. Major Merrill, who mapped nil trccka in Louisiana and South Caro Una in blosd, has been detailed as In- fpictor of tho -war department eshlW Hon at the Centennial show. How much of the blood-money whloh he obtained from the thieving legislature of South Carolina did Major Merrill pay to the s:cretary of war for his appointment? The Nashville American says that whn Rev. S M. Merrill shook the duit of Gallatin from his feet, ho betook himself to Iowa, whera ho proclaimed himself Congregatlonalist, and wa? subsequently called to the pastorate of a flourishing church at OUumws. Bet the Ottumwayans have "socked" him, and he is lying arcund loose again. Ho out to hire out rs an assistant to Bjecher. ls tho case of the Stato of Tennessee and county of Sumner vs. the Western Union telegraph company, at Gallatin Friday, we learn from the NashvIIh American, Judge Guild decided that tho company can be compelled to pay their ad valorery iax npon its property within the limits of tho county, for State, and county, and municipal pur poses, even though it may havo paid a privilege tax to the State of Tennessee. It is stated that in ono district in North Carolina the judge was recently threatened with a twenty thousand dol larslandereult by a younglady of Wash ington city, but the case was hushed up; another Judgo ia accused of havinjj re celved bribes far favors fhown tho rail road rlnga since 1870, and another was compelled to resign the ermine for misconduct in office. A'.l these were elected under Radical bayonet rule. General BabcockIs no loner r of tne resident's household, yet his friends have not forgotten him. They havo set about raising a subscription to reimburse him for the expenses attending his late trial at St. Louis. The subscription pa per in New York Is headed bv Mr. Selirr man. who airees to pay one thousand dol'ars, and amour? the other subscribers are District-Attorney B1I83, William A. Darling, Isaac H. Bailey, Clinton wheeler, and Darlinrr & Griswold Adolph Borie. of Philadelphia, has sub scribed five thousand dollars. "It's good to be honest and true." The New York Herald thjnks it pos slble It may be essential to General Schenck to fight the matter out in Washington; but unless he stands his ground In England his future will" be aa clouded as that of the whilom Republi can Presidential candidate, who stands condemned by French law to a felon's cell in contumaciam for his part in a similarly bottomless stock swindle. Eaglish law does not try a man in his absence; but the evasion of a trial will, in General Sohenck's cass, be as morally destructive of his character as the sen tence of tho French court on Ganeral Fremont. Joseph S. Hester, the scoundrel who created a reign of terror in Sum ter county, Alabama, in the fall of 1874, admitted before the house committee on postofflce expenditures on Wednesday last that he was hired by the postofflce department to do that villainous work, and was paid for It out of pestofflce funds twelve hundred dollars, more than the law allows in special cases. The postmaster-general, in allowing Hester to be paid, was guilty of a flagrant vio lation of section forty-seven of revised statutes at large. Here is a chance for the house to handle the Jewell of tho cabinet. Attorney - General Pierrefont haaent a letter to Hon.Bcott Lord,chair- man of the sub-committee of the com mute on judiciary, in which he explains at length the modus operandi of the whisky prosecutions, eaying in reply to the St. Louis Times charge that evi dence bearing on the guilt of Babcock was communicated to bis counsel by him, and "in most emphatic language 1 and without any possible reservation, " that there is not and never was the " slightest truth in the statement,that he "never made a communication, written " or verbal, to any one of General Bab- " cock's counsel upon the subject." Now let the Times speak. In the senate after other business, Senator Maxey Texas submitted a resolution, which was agreed to, asking a statement of expenditures, etc., of the Indian bureau. A resolution was also agreed to looking after straw-bids and euch business in the postofflce depart ment. After the expiration of the morning hour, Senator Sherman took the floor on the resolution presented by the New York chamber of commerce. His speech was long and took strong ground against any repeal of the re sumption act of 1872. When Senator Sherman had concluded his speech Sena tor Bogy addressed the senate on the bill authorizing the payment of duties on Imports In legal-tender and national bank notes. In tho bouse, besides many bills of a public and private nature, Mr. Randall introduced a bill, which was re ferred, providing that a witnisi shall not be Halle to arrest at any time after he has been eubpenaed or after testify ing, and that he shall never be molested on account of any matter disclosed ry bim in his testimony, and that it shall bs a penal offense to intimidato or at tempt to intimidato any witnesa by threatening him with prosecu tion. Mr. Morrison submitted a bill cf the same tenor. Mr. Slemmons introduced a bill for the c6nBtruction of a continuous line of rail way from Norfolk through Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and the Territories to the Pacific coast. A resolution was submitted authorizing the sifting of the recent safe-robbery trial and other matters pertaining to the courts about Washington, and the re mainder of the session was consumed In the discussion of the Hawaiian treaty, upon which no result was reached. Montgomery (Ala.) Mail and Adver tiser: If you want a negro fcenatur to get mad, and roll the whites of his eyes till they lock'like dogwood blossoms, and raise an cdor that you can smell fifty yards on a dead level, just propose a bill to have honet and intelligent ju rors in the counties of the Blacn Bait. You can then prepare to hold your nose. Liverpool, March 4: Minister Schenck failed for the United States to-day in the Eteamer Abyssinia. Orders have been i-sued at Madrid that no Carilst ctficer who has left Spanish territory shall be permitted to return. - T" Dr. Terry's Statcincnt-Orvillc Grant, the President's Brothor, the Special and Trusted Partner of the Degraded Secretary. How the Business was Managed "What Captains Amies and Ksbinson HaTC to Say The Ex-Sccrctary Under Felice Survcil liiuce. Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton and the Bowle3 Estate -A Too-Penetrating Docu - went 3Iorc Important Testi monyIn the House nnd Senate. Grant's Surprise, and the Story ns Pub llshed iu February, 1S72 What Gossips Hare to Say About the Belkuaps-Etc. St. Louis, March 0. The Times will to morrow publish, on the authority of a gentleman wno ma ueen engaged m frontier trading for the past eighteen years, some interesting fads connected with that business. He states that Or- ville Grant, brother of the President, has ceen interested with HolRnap m dia pesing of the trading-po3ts for money, Shortly after the appointment of Belk nap ss secretary of war ho visited most oi tne posts on tho frontier, and can celled all licenses issued by Secretary ltawnns. XJurzee ss i'ecs, extensivo gov ernment freighters and merchandisers on the frontier, held the principal tut- iiersmps at this time, ana were sston ished at thia uuexpected charge. Peck investigated the matter, and found that urviiie Grant had full authority from the secretary of war to dispose of all the traaiEjr-pos's n3 he thought fit. Peck applied to Grant for authority to retain ceitain posts, where the nrm had invest ed large suma of money in buildings and goods, ai'd he would agree to it only on the t rma of so much cash down and a certain share of the profits practically tns same arrangements that existed be tween Marsh and Evans & Co., at Fort Sill. Feck refused to comply withthese terms, and others received the appoint ments. At Forts Buford and Peck A. C. Leighton was appointed sutler on terms proposed by Orville Grant, but the bonus required wasso large that ho lost money, and subsequently offered to sell to Dar fee & Peck. The latter agreed to buy, but Leighton had first to obtain per mission to sell from Grant. Thia Grant refused, and made oa'ier terms with Leighton. The Fort Sully tradership was taken from Durfee & Peck and given to John T. Athey. Athey paid all the money ho had to get the post, and was obliged to make tarms with Durfee & Peck to run ir. The latter firm leased from him and carried oq the business for a year, when the profits accruing to Athey enabled him to run the business himself. Durfee & Peck had the trader ship at Fort Sill, but it was given to Evans & Co. Durfee & Peck attempted to carry on business in opposition to Evans & Co., but the officers of the post were forbidden to give tho sdidiers or ders on any firm but Evans & Co., and they were forced to abandon tho post. O. Grant went so far.in his. opposition Durfee & Peck, that he forbade those'to whom he gave appointments, to purchase goods belonging to their firm. Grant also had arrangements with the interior department by which ho controlled many of the Indian trad ing posts. Thess he disposed of in the sime manner, to the highest bidder. Grant was in the habit ot visiting the military posts and Indian tradiug sta tions every year to collect tho money due him and his partner, Belknap, and for this purpose he had authority from Secretary Belknap to draw on any mil itary posts for ambulances aud teams, and such aid as he might lequire. His authority was generally recognized, and ho was greatly feared all along the iron tier. The authority in these state ments is Dr. Terry, for many years past actively connected with the firm of Dur fee & Peck, and who has spent much of his life on the frontier. He says the congressional c:mmittee will open a iicb lead If they will investigate affairs at Fort Buford. ARME8 AND ROBINSON. Washington, Match 0. In reference to the distch of March 4th,as3oclating Captain Gsc A. Armes with Captain Geo. T. Robinson ia criminal practices while officers of the United States army, Captain Armes eaya "although they belonged to the same regiment they were not friends or associates." It appears from official documents that Armes was tried and dismissed from the strvice on special charges preferred against him by two efficera, against whom Armes had preferred charges, and on which they were tried within two months thereafter, found guiityand sentenced to be dismissed, cashiered and imprisoned in the penitentiary for three years and fined five hundred dollars each, 'lhe military committee oi each house, on February 14th, in their report on the bill authorizing and directing the secretary of war to give Captain Armes an honorable discharge, say that there was nothing on record to justify the sen tence by court-martial; that the charges were preferred through motives of jeal ousy and revenge, and the proceedings thiw that there was a determinatiou on the part of the officers who investigated the proceeding to have Annies dis missed st any cost. I'he bill to which allusion is abovo made became a law, under which he was honorably discharged with one yetr's extra pay A letter ia on nie in the war department, written bv C'aDtain Georoe Robinson, of Baltimore, to Secretary Belknap on the gpcond of April, 1875, while the findings wf the court-martial in his case aud its recommendations of dismissal on ac count of his Belling duplicated pay ac counts, etc., were pending before that department. In his letter Robinson wrote that he had heard J. a. Jvans & Co., pcsMraders at Fort Sill, assert that they had to pay out money for General Bslknsp's berefit, etc., and that he was tit that time (April 2, 1875), preparing charges agalust them fjr malicious slander of the eecretary of war. He continued: "i honestly believe that these slanders on your name and action are false, and I shall brine this firm to speedy jcstlce, whether I am in or out of the service, i snau, ir you desire, trans mit all documents entire to vou for your information, aud for such action as you may see fit to take." His letter ex plains that these documents consisted of a memoranda he had made of things he had hprd said by Evans and other members ot the nrm. The undine of tho court were approved by the Presi dent, aud Rablnson was shortly after ward casblereJ on the grounds therein stated. TAKE AWAY THE " PEELERS." j Washington. March C Ex-Secre tary Belknap remains in his own house, which he has not left since tendering his resignation,, and ia to all purposes a prisoner. The entrances back and front are guarded by policemen. Messrs. Carpenter and Blair, counsel for Gene ral Belknap, appeared at the attorney genein"s culce to-day, and asked tbat the poilce be removtd, aa the secretary had no intention whatever of attempt ing a flight from Washington. To this answer was marie that as soon as an in dio:ment was found, tho eecretary would be arretted, aud he could then give ball, which would rel.evehim from the eur veiiance to which ha is now subjected. Lhould the grand jury meet with any emoarrassmentin ODiaiuing iue ueutse- eary evidence to frame an indictment upon, the arrest will he maae wnnout ttieindictment. Ssveral personal friends havo visited General Bslknap, to assure him cf their sympathy In his troubles, THE BOWLES ESTATE CLAM. Cincinnati. March C It havinc: been stated in this morning's news dis patches from Washington that the Capitol of yesterday contained tne statement that monev had b:on pa!d to Mr. Belknap to secure tho payment of a claim of the .Bowles estate, or tno Kentucky Central railroad, Hon. ueo, H. Pendleton, executor of tbe Bowles estate and president ef the Kentucky Central railroad, this afteraoon sends a telegram to Hlestsr Clymer, chairman of tho congressional committee, stating that from his connection witu tno es tate and railroad referred to, he pre sumes he is the person alluded to. If such ia the f ct. he pronounces the story absolutely false in every respect, and re quests the committee to investigate tue case immediately, announcing that he Is raady to start for Wash incton on the first train to be examined in regard to the matter. NOT" READ VTO AVJFEAft IN COURT. Washington, March C This after noon Judge Snel", of the polica court. received a note from District-Attorney Wells, stating that .hx-Senator Carpen ter informed Lim that Belknap would not be ready to appear In couit to-day with bis bail, and asking that his case be allowed to stand, and that thia ar rangement had been agreed to. Belknap will remain in the custody of tho court officers and will have his hearing to morrow. choking off of a too-penetrating DOCUMENT. Washington, March 6. The follow' ing is a resolution which Rsprosenta- live Pago unsuccessfully tried to obtain the iloor to oiler in the hou:e to-day: Whereas, This house ha3 good rea son to believe that provisions of sections 910 and 915 of the revised statutes has been violated, and that the evidence of a violation thereof is now in possassion of tbe house committee on expenditures in the war department; therefore ben Hesolved, That said committee be and is. hereby instructed to report to this hous?, at its earliest convenience. whether any or all parties believed to be guilty of a violation thereof are now in custody, or what steps have been taken by the committee to secure the deten tion or prevent the escape of any or all of S3id parties, either as witness or for the purpose of prosecution, or whether an onicial notice was given to the proper law officers of the government, and if so whether such notice was given in time to prevent tho escape of such parties from the jurisdiction of the Uhited States, and whether any of such parties have escaped, and whether there ha3 been any negligence on the part of any one having knowledge of the facts. SLAUGHTERING THE INNOCENTS. Washington, March 6. The follow ing telegram was sent to General Sheri dan to-day: War Dep't, Adjdtajjt General's Or fice, w Asui.'su iu.-., -uarou o, is.n. , Lieutenant-General Sheridan, Chicago: The President directs you to notify Evans, thepost-tiader at Fort Sill, that his appointment ia revoked. He will be permitted to sell goods at the prices fixed by the council cf administration till tho appointment of hia successor. Tbe President desires you to direct the court of administration to recommend to the secretary of war, through mili tary channels, a suitable person for pest trader. e. d. townsend, Adjutant General. THE SCHEME WORKS WELL. St. Louis, ftlcrch G. Toe Jlepublican says, editorially, speaking of the report, mat the x'residont has ordered the prose cution of Marsb, Tomllnsoo, and nil others connected with tho post-tradcr-shlpbribzry business, tbat "there are persons in est. Liouis who three days ago were ready to give evidence against Belknap, but now ie.'use to do so for fear they will ba prosecuted for buying trauershlps which the secretary sold." PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Washington, March 6. Senator Ed munds, from the select committee to which was referred tho resolution and message from the house of representa tives in regard to the impeachment of W. W. Belknap, lite secretaiy of war, reported a preamble aud resomtion de claring that tbe senate will take order in the premises accoiding to its standing mle, and directing the secretaiy to no tify the house of representatives. Aere;d to. In the houso a message was received from the senate announcing that on the presentation of articles of impeach ment against tne late secretary or war, the senate would, according tu its stand ing rules and orders, take proper order thereon, of which due notice would bo given to the house. THE VERY MAN WE WANT. St. Louis, March 6. A young man named J. A. Brown was arrested here Saturday night on advices from Wash ington to hold him aa witness till called for by the committee on investigation of the war department. ie was put m the calaboose under misrepresentation of the order from Washington, but was released yesterday, and wifl hold him self ready to answer any summons from the commutes. It appears that Brown was clerk a few years ago for Evans & Smith, subsequently Evans & Co., at tho Cheyenne agency, in the Iudian Territory, and that he knows a good deal about the relations of Evans & Co. with Marsh and Belknap. He says Evans and Smith paid annually five thousand dollars for the Cheyenne agency, and Evans & Co. ten thousand dollars for the Fort Sill agency. He corroborated the statement of Doc. Ter ry, previously reported, regarding Or ville Grant's connection with Belknap, and says that Evans and Smith obtained the Cheyenne agency irom Grant; that Grant represented Belknap iu the disposition of sutlerships, and when he could net get his price for them ho would stock them with goods aud run the business himself. He kept himself thoroughly posted regarding the business done at various points, and no trader could deceive him by misrep resentation. He always knew, there fore, the exact value of each pest, and made sutlers como to bis terms. Brown says he knows several persons who could give valuable miormation regard ing poat-tradership?, and would willing ly do so but for fear of being prosecuted themselves. THE IMPEACHMENT POSTPONED. Washington, March 6. The com mittee on judiciary, this afternoon, com pleted the Belknap articles of impeach ment. They are twenty in number. specifically stating the various amounts of money received .by him at different times irom March, 'inese articles aro founded on the testimony of that wit ness, but as he has fled the country, tho committee wilt, to-morrow, on making their report, move a reference back to the committee so that further testimony may be takou to strengthen the case. 8omaday8 may elapse before The articles shall be finally acted upon by the house and presented to tho senato. The com mittee will no; act in haste, as thav wish to present a case that can be main tained before tho senato. They chnree Belknap with having violated section seventeen hundred and eighty one of revised statutes, tho penally for which is imprisonment ior not more than two years and a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars. Grant Knew it Two Years Ago. A Washington special to tho Cincin nati Commercial reports an interview with Captain George T. Robinson, of iJBitimore, an ex-army orncer who, after giving tne particulars oi the j?ort Bill scandal as be bad learned them on the spot, said: More than a year ago I vieitc-d Washington and made charges against Belknap, employing as counsel John J. Key, cf that city, and subse quently General Hlnkle, also of Wash ington, which latter wsh larcelv instru mental IK bringing tbo matter to an is sue. T&se charges were presented to me military committee. Question What was tho result? Answer The result was that I was cashiered. Question Did President Grant know of these charges ag-dnit Balknap? Answer Pre sldentTlrant has known of thee charges for years; he knew as much nearly two years ago as ho known to-aay. Question When did you make an ef fort to renew the charges? Answc-r Some two months ago I re newed thecharges, employing the same counsel. Iwes backed by all the officers of the fqetrand furnished a list of wit nesses to the commlttep, and aided aa far as pots'.ble in collectiug the evidence by whicn he was convict, d. Grout's Snrprlsc. Sow Vort Times. Theflrst intimation President Grant had ol the fall of the war minister was comrjKnlcated to him about nine o'clock in tLs morning by General Belknap himsef, who called at the Executivo mansion and handed to the President his rpi)aU.QD. Sscretary Chandler was L!rQ3nt i tne aaiiitr tiure. -The .President maniiesiea me grestsst eur piise at this unexpected action, but be fore he could ask for an explanation General Ealknsp made a statement of the situation, and urged the President to accept the resignation immediately. This the President did in the brief letter which was read in the house, and which now forms partcf the record in the case. General Bslknap, upon receiving the letter of acceptance, in company with Secretary Cbandler, immediately left the White House, Senator Morton en tering as ther emerged. The President informed Senator Morton of tho inter view with Belknap, and expressed pain and turpriseat the revelations. Thetub- ject appearel so painful to the President that Senator juoiton at once tiiverteu him from it by making known the busi nesi upon which he was called, and took his departure. Toe senator says ho never ssw the President so much dis turbed as tpon this occasion. An Oltl Story. from the N3W York Tribune, editorial pagp, 16th February. 1S7.1 Another of the multifarious ways and means of ieecins people is brought light in our Washington dispatches t day. Ind an traders are rapacious aud dishonest enough, but tho milita-j traders wlo constructively eell gooda at tho military posts on the frontiers, and live in "krown-stone fronts" in New York city, are woree if that lo possible. It seems toat one of tho beauties of the semi-military a jmlnfs'ration of affairs under which wo live permits tho ap pointment of purveyors, sutlers, or tra ders, with exclusive privileges at the military posts remote from settlements, and that these 'riders, whose monopoly is comple and amply intrenched, farm out their proli able ftppointmentsju rates which pay them vry handsomely for the "lnnuencb" with wnica mey secure the job from heaticiusrters, It must bs apparent that a New York concern which gets forty or fifiy thousand dol lars a year for letting out a tradei's post at a frontier fort, mattes that amount out of his political intluence. The trader who buys the stHliug business of the firm msEea enough to pay his conns anu his profits. RpruII: robbery of officers and soldiers. Will some humane and enlightened statesman, not afraid of be ing called an adversary of the admin istration and the Jlepublican party, see if this swindle cannot be broken up forth with? From the New York Tribune, February 16, waamngtou Dispatcnes. Washington, February 15 Army .cfiicenlio nw stationed fat posts in the , vest eo;piain or tns extortions prac ticed Ir the post-traders, and of the groos abuses practiced under the law which authorizes their appointment. These t riders are given the exclusive privilege of selling goods upon the mili tary re3ervations to the officers, soldiers. emigrants and Indians. Tho privilege is so valuable tbat it is obtained by po litical or family influencs at Washing ton by men who nevor go to the posts or engage in the business, but farm out the privilege to actual traders for sums amounting, in some cases, to ten thou sand or twelve thousand dollars a year. me traaers occupy relations to the army similar to those the sutlers held during the war, with this exception, that the sutlers were under the control of the rust commanders, and the soldiers were protected against tho rapacity by the power or a council ot oincers to hx a tariff of prices at which gooda should be sold; whereas, the traders are appointed ty the secretary of war, and, having no cumpetltion, and being under no con tr.l, charge any price they please. Tne sutlers were abolished at the close of the war, and tbe commissary deoaitment was required to furnish the necessary articles formerly kept by the sutlers.and to sell them to the soldiers at cost price. Thia law the commissaries found irk some, and they have always managed to evaua it. fcson after it went into er fect, the adjutant-general issued au order allowing any one to trade at a military post wno should show fitness to the department commander. This was a good advautage for the troops, for it gave them tho advantage of competi tion, but it did not suit me traders who have always sought exclusivo privileges. It lasted until the summer of 1870. when, on tbe recommendation of the secretary of war, a section was put into the army bill authorizing the secretary to appoint one or more traders at each military post for the convenienco of emigrants, freighters and other citizens. The section was plausibly worded, and passed without objection. Under it the secretary appoints but one trader at each post, and refuses to ap- Eoint more, so tbat this single trader, aving a moaopoly of the business, plunders the officers and men by charg ing them outrageous prices. here is no escape from hia rapacity, because the officers have no contrcl over him, ss they had over tho putier. There is good authority for stating that traders' pri vileges aro systematically farmed out by those who obtain them from the war de partment. The 03cretary is not charged with being cogn'z mt of these practices, and probably lies not been informed of them. One o? tbe meat outrageous cases of the kind is described in the fol lowing letter from an officer stationed at Foit Sill, Indian Territory : " I have incidentally heard that you have a desire to know whether a bonus is required from the traders here for the privilege of trading, and have been urged to write you tbe facts in the case. As there seems to bo no secret mads of tbe matter, aDd a?, in common with all others here, I feel it to be a great wrong, I think you will readily excuss the pre sumption which my writing, unasked by ycu, might indicate. I have read the contract between J. S Evans, a Fort Sill trader, aud C P. or C. E. Marsh, of No. 1867 or 1S69 Broadway, New York, office of Herter Brothers, whereby J S. Evans is required to pay to said C. P. or C. E. Marsb the sum of twelve thousand dohars per year, quarterly, in advance, for tho exclusive privilege of trading on this military reservation. I am correct ly informed that eaid sum has been paid since, soon after tho now law went into force, ami is now paid, to Include some time in February next. This ia not an isolated case. I am informed by officers who aro stationed at Camo SudpIv that Lec- and Reynolds paid ten thou sand uouars. outright icr the sania exclusive privilege there. Other case ' are talked of, but not corroborated tome; sufficient to state, the tax here hinounta to near forty dollara per selling dy, which must necessarily bs paid al mcts' entirely by the command, and you can readily see tbat prices of such goods as we are compelled to buy must be griev ously augmented thereby. It not be ing a revenue for tbe government, and Mr. Msrsh being an entire Btranger to every one at the po3i, it is felt by every one Informed of the facta to be, as I eaid rjciore, a very great wrong." Maisb, the nominal trader at Fort glU, is understood to be a special friend of the secretary of war. This friend ship, it appears, enables him to live at his ease at New York on an income of forty eight thousand a vear. which Is ex tortid from the soldiers and cilicersat tho fort by tho actual traders, to whom he "farms out" tho privilege the secre tary his given bim. Thee traders, to mane tne enormous sum they pay to Marsb, in addition to a nroflt for them selves, must, of necessity, charge prices wnicn are nine leas man robberry. The facta stated in the above letter are vouched for by another officer of high rank, whose name is withheld because it would ba unjust to force upon him a quarrel wim tne war department. If any doubt is entertained of their truth, a proper inquiry will settle the doubt. Gosvip. Now York World. Mrs. Belknan is a devoted mother. and is untiring in her care of her pretty little Alice, cheerfully relinquishing any pieasuro wncn tne ennu neeua her pres ence. The repoit that the secretary had tried to throw the responsibility ot his offense upon his wifa excites much indignation among the ladies. A bsvy of fai" ., on belnp told so to-night, Ihxawnp their nanus and crIed7""Oh! the wretch,1' In unison; while one, more sanguine than the ress, added, "I'd like to kill him." On the Democratic side ot the senate the most noticeable sentiment was one of sorrow at the disgrace which had fallen upon tho nation. One of the most thoughtful opinions I have heard was given by Senator Bayard. "I don't so much wonder at it," said that senator; "I own my house in Delaware; I own my house here; I have no rent to pay; but I cannot affoid to dress my wife as these cabinet ministers' wives are dressed. I cannot afford to give such magnificent entertainments, and they cannot do it cus of their salariee." I question whether he ha3 not stiuck tbe key-note of the trouble. Hardly anyone to-night upheld tbe President in his acceptance of Belknap's resignation. Zch Chandler and Sena tor Lcgan are said to havo strenuously advised it, but almost every other Re publican deprecates it. The general sentiment was perhaps best voiced by Mr. Morrisoi, who remarked to-night: "I don't see how he (Grant) could have helped it, but it strikes me aa axceed- ingly impolitic" much severe criticism is elicited by the fact that immediately upon receiv ing Belknap's resignation, and without being requested far it, Grant sent word to the investieatius' committee that Secretary Belknap's resignation had been received, and he had accepted it. It is KS3ertcd positively by men who pretend to know tbat.thc Belknap earth quake is only the beginning, aud that before the storm subsides it will strlire every member of the cabinet, except Fish, Bristow and Jewell, aud will strike other high officials besides. The Pierrepont resolutions, a3 they are called, are in a member's hands ready to be presented when opportunity offers. They charge explicitly that by the ex press orders of the attorney-general cer tain witnesses watse testimony would have convicted Babccck were kept from the stand. Mrs. Amanda Tomlinson Bowers was married two years ago, in December, to tho secretary of war. She was heartily welcomed to the cabinet circle here, and has held a foremost place among the ladies who are acknowledged queens in society. She haa been especially dis tinguished tor her ready tact in receiv ing tho strangers who each week throng the houaes or the members or the cabi net. She always had an appropriate greeting ready for each comer. Cincinnati Commercial. C-ileb P. Maou, the witness who took an interest in the Fort Sill business, at tbe suggestion of Mrs. Bslknap, and di- vaed witn tue lamuy, was, until ten years ago, a prominent business man of this city, being or the hrm cf Tyler Da vidson & Co. He retired from tco hard ware business, and has since resided in New York and Eurcpo. Ho wss ac quainted, when in thid city, w.th the Mrs. Belknap with whom henegoiiated, and with her siater, then Mrs. Bower, the present Mrs. Belknap, whose first hu band (Bower) was, at the time of bis death, a member of the firm of E. G. Lsonard & Co., of this city. Chicago Tlmea To work more effectively upon Mrs. Blackburn, the wretched wife brought her baby to plead.for her. It was one of tbe cold, stormy nights experienced in Washington. The ground wa3 covered with an inch of slush, the snow melting aa It fel'. A3 she appeared at Mrs. Blackburn's it was almost impossible to recognize her. A plain cloak was thrown over her, and her babe was pressed In her arms. She had barely reached the inside door when she fell in a faint. Recovering, she fell upon Mrs. Black burn's neck. She raved plteously to save her husband and child. She alone was guilty. They might hang or im prison her, but spare her- babe and her husband. During the scene Mr. Black burn came in, and tbe two women clung to him, bis wife almost as msch moved as tbe wretched wife and mother. Blackburn says he was never so moved in his life by an appeal, but he waa pow erless, if he had been willing, to shield Belknap. He told the unfortunate wo men, gently tut firmly, that justice must . be done, and tbat he was power less. Cincinnati Enquirer, Their home waa among the most lux urious even in tbi3 center of luxury. Mrs. Belknap called about her the fairest aud brightest of her sex, and sought to create a select social circle of her own, the entree to which should be the desid eratum of the haul ton. She was to be the Lady Bleesington of the reign of Ulysses, and her home should be the Holland House of the realm. Her fem inine proteges were to be the centers of admiration, and nothing less than a millionaire or a count could aspire to pay them serious attention. As soon as Mrs. Belknap realized that she waa beyond the power of social in fluence or official pre3tige to save or shieid.her, she went home and gave her self up to paroxysms of grief and morti fication. Her always open doors W6re closed, and the shutters of her parlor windows were let down. The Belknap mansion ceased to be a social center, and Mrs. Belknap was as dead to society aa though she had been buried in Spring Grove. Among the incidents of the Belknap earthquake la that it has brought old Tom Worthington out of his dan to make one more thrust at Grant and Sherman before he diea. Old Tom says Belknap waa promoted during the war and appointed to office since aa a bribe to silence him in regard to facts con cerning Shiloh, which Grant and Sher man falsified in their reports, and which they do not wish to have set right. He says that Sherman, in order to save himself from couit-martlal for neglect of duty, charged cowardice against two Iowa regiments, one of which Belknap commanded, and that both Grant and Sbermau saved themselves by making scapegoats of these two regiments. Belknap acquiesced in thia charge dis gracing hia own men in the considera tion of promises of personal promotion. ADDITIONAL SIYSE SSP0RT8 Vicksburg, March G. Down : Dean, 2 p.m. Up: James B. Williams, 12 m. Arrived : Genevieve, on time. Cincinnati, March 6. Night River 19 feet and stationary. Weather fair and warmer. Arrived: Andy Baum, Memphis. New Orleans, March 6. The weath er is clear and pleasant, with the wind blowing stiff all day. Arrived: Lee, Vicksburg. No departures. St. Lours, March 6. Arrived: Capital City and Julia, Vicksburg; Poltr Star, lower river. Departed : City of Chester, Memphis. River about stationary. Weather showery and warm, with a heavy rain to-night. MISSISSIPPI. Tbo Davis Iiupcncbment-AU the Test J. niony in Argrumcnti to Como Etc. Special to tbo Appeal.! Jackson, Miss., March 6. The testi mony in the impeachment trial of Lieutenant-Governor Davis waa concluded to-day. A. G. Packer, Ames's adjutant general, testified tbat the six hundred dollars waa paid him to influence Ames to grant pardon to Barrentine. Ames refated. Davis, during Ames's absence, Issued the pardon, and he (Packer) au thorized Davis to collect the money and Davla paid it over to him. On croas-ex animation Packer contradicted his tes timony, given before the investigating committee, in several particulars. Ar guments postponed until Thursday. The senate passed over tho governor's veto a bill making the office of superin tendent of the penitentiary elective. A house committee waa appointed to report a bill revising the insurance laws. A bill prohibiting the sale of seed-cotton. Corn anil, .n nrn, tu ceiauUaneu markets, between B'jneet and sunrise tbe following morning, passed. The bill changing the boundary lines of Tate county became a law by limitation. MARRIED. 3IURKKLL HOOdA. Thursday, March 2, 1S76, at the residence of the bride's father, James S. Roosa, 1S7 Wellington street, by Dr. 8. Landrum, Mr. Robert E. Murbeli. and Miss Akxa J. Roosa, both of this city. No cards. TO BBL1QUMT3. OVxICE OF WATER COMPANY, 1 Memphis, March 1, 1S76. j niinnnfint Water Consumors are hereby noliaed that the water -Brill positively bo shut off irom their premises if tho bills are not paid on or bofore the 10th of March. W. tkUatusauot mh5 Agent of Trustees. Wonder of the ige: ANEW and simple Invention, that eflectn n n. . n.A.Anta oMrlnntn with cnal-Oil Or nthpr lnmrw. Aeents wanted. Apply at No. 4 1 Eeale street. T. H. DAVIS, Agent. NOTICE. Mejiphis, TKifir., March 6, 1S76. TTNDER Instructions from tho Board of DI- 1 I . r . l. Unm. 1nmnn.A anrt Trust Company or Memphis. I will proceed to sell, on SATURDAY, March 18, 1W6, to the highest bidder, for cash, Certificate No. 149 for twenty shares of the capital stock ol said Company, and apply the proceeds or such sale t the pay- meat u i -u. iutaiua vv, Certificate was issued. Bale to take place at II o ciock. aaii. at iuo ouuiunvo. Madison ana Main street?, Memphis, lonn. DISSOLUflON. THE partnership heretofore exlstlog under the style firm or A. Heessel & Son, Is this day dissolved by mutual consent. A.Seessel will assume all liabilities of the late hrm and collf cl all outstandings. A. SKEHSEL. MempnlB, aiarcn iaio n.- onmnuiju. Temple of Lore, No. 1. rriHE Lodge of Decrees meets on FRIDAY g DTDUlUb " ' - ond street. . r. By order. j AtKauj r. i. Tnos. C. Bolton, R. S. mh7 A un nnl Conclave. 'Wednesdnr. Mrcli 8th, 7:30 p m. m" Memphis. Tess.. March 6, 1S76. rriHE ofllce of the Board of Health has been I looateaat aoiNeconairei,;Hr. Citizens are requested to report nuisances at tills uuin;, uuu anuicu u. ., . . attention at the earnest possible moment. raiiIcH nrnnnsals will be received at the office ntn Marrh -Jiith. for removal of Garbaee from the city. Specifications to be seen at the office of the Board. , . ,. Board reserves tne ngnt to rejeo an uius. mil.AH. ... haraKir nnflflwl that. In mmnll. WU;uDaiQUDu; - ance with section SO of the Health Ordinance, iney lOUSl OUfCUUUUUO mo JJintULDui .j n t.-,'- Ing trash, waste paper, rubbish, ashes, etc., into the gutters and street!. They must pro vide suitable receptacles lor such refuse, keep them In the alleys or In the rear of their busi ness houses, and remove the same at regular Intervals. t 7in!ntnra nf thu order will bft broueht be fore the Recorder. By order ot tne isoaraoi neaiiu. HEBER W. JONES, M. D., rah" Secretary. ONLY $2.50 PER YEAR CONTAINS FORTY COLTJMNS'OF Well-Biarested Siunmary OF THE &EW3 OF THE WEEK AS WELL AS THB LATEST NEWS OF TBI DAY Trustee's Sale. BY virtue of the terms of a certain deed In trust, made to me on tho 29th of Septem ber. 1871, by R, C. and H. L. Brlnkley. which Is of record In the Register's office of Shelby rntintv. Tennessee. In book 8. Datre 2iO. and at requestor the bolder or the debt therein se cured (the said debt. Interest and costs being, duo and unpaid), I will proceed to sell, to the highest bidder, at pubUc sale, for cash, at the southwest cornerof Main and Madison streets, in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April C, 1876, at 12 o'clock noon, the property described in said trust deed, as follows, to-wit: Being lot No. 313, as known upon the plan and map of the city of Memphis, beginning at the Inter section ot the east line of Second street with the south Une of -Jefferson street; running thence east with tbe south line of Jefferson street one hundred and loity-elghtand one half (I4SK) feet to a stake; thence sonth par allel with Second street saventy-fourand one quarter (74X) feet to a stake; thence west par allel with jeCeraon street one hundred and forty-eight and one-half (11SX) feet to the east line of second 6treet: thenco with salde:st line seventy-four and one-quarter (74) feet to tbe beginning corner. All equity ol redemption la barred by said trust deed, and the title Is believed to be good, but I sell as trustee only. mh7 W. i . C. HUMES, Trustee. TRUSTEES SALE. XTNDERand by virtue of a trust deed, exe U cated to me on January 1, 1873, by Frantz L. Morat, and duly recorded In the ttegistci's office of Shelby county, Tennessee, in book No. 110, page 585, and to which reference Is here made,! will, on "Wednesday, 29th day or March, 1876, between tie hours of U o'clock a.m. and 13 o'clock m in front of the courthouse at Mem phis, Tennessee, sell to the highest bidder, for cash, the following described lot or parcel of land, lying In the county aforesaid, south of and near to th9 city aforesaid, bounded as fol lows: Beginning at a stake seven hundred ad twe ty-nve feet south or tbe intersection of the south line of Division street with the west line of Horn Lake road (e-thnaUng tbe "Mag nolia Garden" lot to have a troaton &ld road of 200 feet); tbence south with said road five hundred and twenty-tlve feet; thence wet at right angles with taid road sixty Ave feet (o T.lgg'rf east line; thence northwardly with said eait line five hundred aDd twenty-tlve feet to a stake; tbence east on a line parallel with the routt line or the lot here to be sold nit j -seven leet to the beginning, together with the improvements and large suruDbery there on. Tbe equity of redemption is waived in tbe deed, and tbe property will be sold on ac count ot dtfaultot the vendor, Morat. mh7 JOHN H. WILUAMS, Trustee. BOABD OF HEALTH DISSOLUTION. Mtiii-ItlS, March 1, 1ST?. nillK partnership heretofore existing In tho L city of Mempbls. State of Tennessee, un der the firm name and style or Thomas. II. Allen ,t Co. Is th:s day dissolved. Eacti partner bas the right to slin the name or tbe Ann In liquidation. The business will be continued by Thomai H.Allen, under the same name, rur his own account. THOS. H.ALLEN, JAS. M.ALLEN, PKttKY NUGENT. Nrw Okleas, La., March l.'ISTS. The partnership heretofore existing In this city under the Arm name and etyle of T. H. Jc J. M. Allen & Co. li this day dissolved. Ka.cn partner has tbe right to sign the name of the urm In liquidation. THi MAH U. ALLEN, JAMES M. ALLEN, Pc.RKY NUGENT. JOHN B. LALLANDE. New Orleans, La., March 1, 1S78. Tbe Cotton Factorage and Commission busi ness heretofore carried on in this city by tho late Arm or T. H. A J. M. Allen & Co. will be continued by us under the Arm name and stylo of Allen, Nugent & Co. THOMAS 11. ALLEN, PERRY NUGENT, JOHN B. LALLANDE. New Orleans, La., March 1, 1578. In retiring from business, I respectfully recommend to tbe continued confidence and patronage of my friends and tbe public, T. H. as"thVaini"Sl Jti!&,IVMr-associated, toaolhor mh" JAMaH M. ALLE1T. TO THB TUBLIC OF MEMWII. AM ready and prepared to f ulAU all order Kent to me for MUSiC, such as for Balls, Parties, Weddings and Picnics, at reduced prices tosu.lt the times. Please give me a call. PROf. HARRIS (dtring Band), mhS No 371 Second streeL Yalnaole Eooks for Salo. THE undersigned Is still ottering for sale bis Library of Miscellaneous Books, and at extremely low price. Persons wishing t purchase the whule, or any part, are request d to call and examine tbe collection, which em braces many of tbe Anest bookn in print. mh5 F. V. SMITH , 322 Second St. TO THB MUSiCIL PUBLIC, ar In retiring from the MUSIC BUSINESS I now offer my whole stock of PIANOS OR GANS, Sheet-Music, Violins, Guitars, Banjos, Flutes, Fifes, Clarionets, Cornets, Drums, Ac cord eons. Concertinas, Violin and Guitar Strings, Bridges, Tall-ploces, Screws," Harmon leans, etc., etc., at Hair Frier, or roach Lm man Cost. BCHOOLS and COUNTRY MERCHANTS will do well to tend In their orders soon, as such an offer will not oc cur again soon. E. A. BENSON, 317 MAIN ST. Clarksville Plow. WE are now agents for this celebrated Plow, which we believe Is tbe best In use, and keep a fun btock always on hand. Send or ders. PORTER, TAYLOR & CO., fb!2 No. j Union street. MAGNOLIA GRAND1FLORA. WEACSOHAVEA jyDOUBLCTUBE FINCSTOCXOFUHGra ff ROSE trees -t. "tc by maii;?' t UHsairriNii ukulhs 9f.Eu rLM uui. tjG.CfAG&CO. 1 , NURSCBYMEN&SEEDSMrN;', MEMPffS. rMJV. MSMPHIS, TENS. THE PEA BODY having changed proprie tors, the following rates for board and rooms will bo charged from this date: Beard anil roomM.$2 30 to 81 P"r day Uny. Hoard. .... 835 per month Day-BCcrd (3 ruen!s930 per mouth Day-Board (trnnslerji)8l OO per day Having made our terms moderate wo hope to receive a liberal share of patronage, and respectfully ask the encouragement of the merchants of Memphis and the general public. C. B. GALLOWAY, Manager. G. QUENTEL & SOLE AGENTS PH, BEST BREWING CO. MILWAUKEE, WIS. L&BGBST BRBWfiRY Ifl THB P. ?.' FOR SALE. Fa'XLX'ir.. OLIVBB, PIM3B & CO. COMMISSIONER SAIjES, GOMMISSIGNBR'S SiLE OF REAL ESTATE. No. 1712, R.D. First Chancery Court of Bhelby county. B. P. Anderson, Commissioner of Revenue, vs. W'm. Johnston. Pursuant to a decree entered in thH cause, February 1, 1476, I will sell, at pub lic auction, to the highest bidder, for cosn, at the courthouse door of Bhelby county. In the city of Memphis, on Saturday, Mareli 4, 1876, the following real estate, or ra much thereof as shall be sufficient to cltcharge tbe taxen adjudged acalnst said property and all conte as shown by said decree, 10 wit: Lying In Shelby connty, Tennessee, and In the city of Mem phl. aud known as lot No.3J three. In boeJc No. 67 sixty seven, oh he south sldecl L'Bloa street: Beginning 120 feet eat from thu evt side of Second street, at Its Intersection with the south side of Urtl n street; thence (t w feet; tnence sonth 2W) feet at right ancles wita Union street; theneu west, parallel with I'nlr.n ftrtet, 40 feet; thence north 2B9 leet to tb beginning This lltn day of February, 1S:S. K. P. ANDERSON, Commissioner si Revenue, etc. John Johnston, Attorney. The above sate is postponed until Btnr day. Ilih Zatfh, 178, a request of de fendant. h. P. ANDERSON, mh5 Commissioner of Revenue, Etc, vanish "MKpSSn- SOI BUTTER!