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THE WEEKLY HERALD.
B. FI8K, Editor. tnCtUDAYi AUtlSf 88, 1ST*. REPUBLICAN of mESlOGNTIAL TICKET, 1873. Far President : U. S. GRANT, of 111. For Vice-President : HENRY WILSON, of Mass. THE TAIL OF THE LIB. OEM. TICKET. The Springfield (Mass.) Republican pub lishes several letters from responsible citi zens of New Haven, Connecticut, giving particulars of the " great drunk " of Gratz Brown, while in attendance upon the College Çomraencement in that city. One of the writers, a prominent minister, substantiates the correctness of the statement contained in the Palladium, giving a detailed account of the scandalous conduct of Brown—which statement we printed in these columns some days ago. The Republican, a strong "Lib eral" organ, convinced of the reliableness of its information, demands that If Brown won't back out of his place in the Greeley movement he ought to be kicked out. Hear the Liberal big gun of New England thun der.* " We are furnished additional and appur ently conclusive evidence of Gratz Brown's drunkenness at New Haven during Com mencement week. We note that, so far, the Liberal 'organs' wholly ignore the subject, and apparently seek to conceal the disgrace ful facts from their readers. But they can or is not kicked out, Mr. Greeley will lose thousands of votes in Consequence of his as sociate's disgraceful condition at New Ha ven." Now that is plain talk to come from one of the most influential of the four English speaking " Liberal " journals advocating the election of Greeley and Brown. But Mr. Brown has not, up to our latest advices, either backed off or been kicked off of the mongrel Liberal-Democratic ticket All we have heard of him subsequent to his "high old time" at Harvard, was the announcement which reached us over the wires of his re turn to New York, where for days he was confined to his room at the Fifth Avenue Hotel "sick of a belly-ache from eating cherries! " In other words, in the metropo lis of the nation, Mrs Brown repeats more intempsrately his "glorious spree" at New liaven, and barely escapes with his life from a protracted fit of mania a potu. The startling prontmeiamento that went forth to the country, four years ago, from the World newspaper, calling upon the Demo cratic candidate for the Vice Presidency to retire from the ticket which his common drunkenness had brought to disgrace, is now echoed back from the resonant columns of the Massachusetts journal, which discovers in B. Gratz Brown the same alarming frail ties that beset his Democratic predecessor, the notorious Frank P. Blair. Is it any wonder that the Republican should predict the loss, under such circumstances, of thou sands of votes to " Uncle Horace," and to demand that Brown, if life will not retire of his own choice, be kicked off of the " Lib eral-Democratic " ticket ? But Brown, like Blair, will bold fast, nor will bis party dare to molest bim. He will stick to his cupB and to the Cops., and it will be left for the Re publicans to deal with him, as they dealt with . Blair, according to his deserts, in November. er a The straight-out Democratic movement is gaining tremendous force. Charles O'Conor, of New York, Blanton Duncan, of Ken tucky, ox-Senator Fitch, of Indiana, Story, of Illinois, Blanchard, of Michigan, and a host of leading Demqigats from every State at their back, are rallying the rank and file of the party, and summoning to the Louisville' Convention the consistant representative men of the Democratic organization. After Lou isville, what then ? A straight Democratic ticket, with O'Couor at the head, and a mil lion voters following to the polls in his wake, The moon-orbed face of Horace and the full warm countenance of Brown grow pale arid lusterless as the Democratic suu moves ma jestically toward the zenith, shedding light upon the darkened political pathway of the Bourbon children. After Louisville, where will be the constituency of the Gazette and of Maginnis? With the Landfall of "Lib erals," who will still shout for Greeley; or with the Democrats, who will rush as a body to the standard of O'Connor ? The Gazette gives publicity to an incor rect statement It Bays that " the official vote of the Territory is declared, and Maginnis is elected to Congres* by 822 majority." The returns of a number of counties have not yet been received at the Capital*, the Terri torial canvassers bare not assembled, and therefore no count of tbe vote has been made or Jbe general result declared. TWO POMl'IKN. Greeley and Brown hold to radically op posing policies with regard to the Indians. Greeley's crotchet is to forcibly circumcise every last one of the ml devils, and thus bring them to the mark of civilized life at the point of the knife, as it were. Brown, more human, not to say humane, favors the treating of the Indtans as he would have them treat him; that is, "spiritualize" them with the bottle—the Brown liottlc. At the general election of 1871, Deer Lodge polled the largest vote of any one of the several counties of the Territory—viz. 2,314. Lewis and Clarke, standing second on the list, polled 2,124 votes, or 190 less than the empire county of )he West Side. This year Lewis and Clarke leads Déer Lodge 67 votes, the official count showing 1,998 for the form er to 1,931 for the latter. The disparity be tween the vote of this year and last, as offi cial to these two counties—the most populous of the Territory—is in a large degree dne to the disfranchisement law enacted by the Démocratie Legislature last winter, whereby Lewis and Clarke was deprived of probably not less than 200 Republican votes, and Deer Lodge of a correspondingly large number of the same "political faith." Tbe returns show a falling off in tbe total vote of Deer Lodge, comparing this year's count with the last, of 878, and m this county of 316. The differ ence between the estimated loss of voters by disfranchisement aad the discrepancy be tween the voting figures of tbe two counties for 1871-2, are readily accounted for in the shifting of transient population from one portion of the Terriloiy to another, and the positive smaller loss of people who have per manently gone from our midst The Evening Star, a leading paper <*f Washington City that neither supports Grant nor Greeley, says editorially of General Pleasanton's credibility as a witness against the President in the matter of the alleged promises of patronage to Schurz; "To those who know Genend Pleasanton, his positive averment of facts do not weigh more than a pound a piece, and when it comes .to his im pressions, they are entirely too attenuated in value to be counted. When Pleasanton was seeking to get thé several departments di vorced from the Trcneujy Department and put under his control, it will be remembered that he put forward similar unfounded state ments in respect to the wishes of the Presi dent in tbe premises. If he ever approached Schurz on the subject named, it was proba bly for his own purposes. Taking the prob abilities of the case into consideration, it is quite unlikely that President Grant would put himself into the power of a man he kicked out of office so uncenemoniously as he did Pleasanton." The Gazette is lavishing bounteous praises on some of those who did such wanders in electing Maginnis by 200 or 300 majority in an unfairly set and unfairly foughtcampaign, where Jim Cavanaugh walked over the track with five times that majority three years ago, The desperate measures of on unscrupulous partisan Legislature and political tricksters have perhaps been successful, but if so, there is nothing in the result any one neqfl be proud of. The means used to accomplish it are de veloping to the disgrace of .prominent friends of Major Maginnis, and were the election to be had again, we believe Clagett would be elected by a thousand majority. Some of the "gallant" things done to defeat Clagett ore liable to come to the surface soon, in a form that will render the achievement anything but glorious for the actors.— Northwest. Barnard, the corrupt Tammany Judge, .whose Impeachment trial lias been in prog ress at Troy, N. Y.. for some tiane past, lias been pronounced guilty. Convicted on nearly every one of the thirty odd articles of ar raignment, his sentence includes removal from the bench and disqualification from ever again holding office. Next will come the .trials of Tweed, Sweeney, Conaelley, and others of the more prominent Democratic thieves and plunderers conspicuous for the last few years in the thousand robberies per petrated upon the citizens ot New York. More aoom at Sing Sing ! It will be wanted before ithc year is ended to accommodate the scamps .of Democracy hastening to their pun ishment behind the prison bars of justice. It is well known that a late Bishop of New Jersey was not a very ardent advocate of temperance. So far was he from that, that his sideboard was commonly well supplied with choice liquors. On one occasion, as the story runs, a minister dined with the Bishop, whose principles were of a stricter quality. Pouring out a glass of wine the Bishop de sired him to drink with him. "Can't do it. Bishop. 'Wine is a mocker." "Take a glass of brandy then-" "Can't do it, Bishop. 'Strong drink is raging." By this time the Bishop, becoming somewhat excited, said "You'll pass the decanter to the gentleman next you?" "No, Bishop, I can't do that. 'Woe unto him that putteth the bottle to his neighbor's l ips.'" Loomis, (Rep.) elected County Clerk and Recorder of Meagher, but unjustly deprived of his office by the canvassing board, will speedily commence an action at law to re cover the position to which he was undoubt edly fairly chosen by the electors of that county. The contestant is backed in the course he is compelled to pursue by numbers of the principal citizens and tax-payers of both parties, who purpose to see Mr. Loomis installed in the office to which he was elected, if he courts are of any avail to that end. RULED OUT OF OFFICE. Cavk Grx.cn, M. T., August 20, 1872. To the Editor of the Herald : I notice that the Ornette has had consider able to say about Wild Cat, the throwing out of widçh precinct by the Commissioners has resulted in taking from Loomis the office of Clerk and Recorder of the county and be stowment of the same upon one of the poli tical friends of the mongrel organ. Now, the honest voters and tax-payers of Meagher propose to show the Ornette and its pet office holders, and especially the board of canvass ers of Meagher county, that they have got after the wrong Wild Cat this time, and that we purpose acting upon the advice or sug gestion of the Greeley-Brown paper, and let the courts decide the qrtestion as to the vested right of Democracy to continuously steal into office in this county. The Ornette has said, "Give us a strict execution of the elec tion law in all its provisions." Now, if it had added, "when it suits our side of the house," it would have been quite consistent with the actions of our board of County Canvassers. But when a ballot-box is broken open, votes abstracted and others substituted, no exception must be taken to that, but we must submit to it as formal and proper and count the vote-of the precinct—for tbe good reason that it was a Democratic precinct, and gave the Democratic ticket 27 majority, think this " Wild Cat-ing " on the part of our Democratic officials will meet with a quietus at an early day, if there is justice to be had in tbe courts. Tbe property holders here will soon test tbe matter, and fully satisfy themselves as to how the experiment will turn out. A TAX-PAYER. tit in of Dexb Lodge, prior to 1871, was the Demo cratic stronghold of Montana. The Demo crats could rely upon the county with abso lute certainty for a majority ranging all the way from 400 to 600. Last year, under slight Democratic defections, Mr. Clagett whittled Toole's majority down to 42. This year, in square party contest, with thousands of money, and a multitude of Democratic speak ers and strikers flooding the county, Magin nis was able to lead Mr. Clagett in Deer Lodge by only 59 majority out of a total vote of 1,931. _ On the 9th inst., at Columbus, Ohio,, the workmen of Gill's car shops formed a Tan. ner Club, numbering 207 members, 148 of whom were Democrats. They paraded the streets of the Buckeye Capital in a body with music, torch-lights, and banners. At their head a large transparency was carried, bearing the inscription: "We prefer the Man of Deeds to the Man of Words." 'When we look around us In the country what do we see?" queried B. G. ?ÏJrown at New Haven the other day. The St. Louis Deuwcrat, which prides itself on a peculiar aptitude atNRssing conundrums, answers "Well, if wfe look in the direction of New Haven, we see a candidate for the Presidency tight as a brick." A friend of the Christian Register writes a clergyman that be lias got so far into i>olitics as to hurrah for Gr—, but don't know whether to end with "ant" or "ecley." The clergy man (a Grant man) replies by referring bim to Proverbs, vi., 6:* "Go to the ant, thou sluggard." __________________ Hos. Jason R. Brown, a Democratic mem ber of the last State Senate of Indiana, made a speech at Medora, Jackson county, Ind., his place of residence, repudiating Greeley and Brown, and declaring himself for U. S. Grant. _______________ Four hundred and ten Democrats o"f Al leghany, N. Y.,—every one of whom voted for Seymour in the last Presidential contest, —have joined the Tanner Clubs of that coun ty, and parade under the banner of Grant and Wilson. of of be O ver one hundred Democrats in Milford. Oakland county, Michigan, have signed a pa per not to support Greeley and Brown, and they further say they will not vote for any man who helped to nominate them at Balti more. We are indebted to the Independent for an advanced copy of the official election returns of Deer Lodge county, issued in the shape of an "extra" .from that office. The Delegate vote fools up 905 for Maginnis to 936 for Cla gett. Maginnis' official majority, 59. The German journals of New York stand thus : Daily—New Y ork Democrat, for Grant New Yorker Abend Zeitung, for Grant; Oes tiliche Poet, for Grant; New York Staats Zeitung, neutral, but strong against Greeley; New Yorker Journal, for Greeley. You see, this sort of thing works both ways. FTinstance, in Warren, Ohio, thirty Republicans have declared themselves for Greeley. That looks bail. But in the same town eiglity-seven Democrats have declared against him. Whic h looks better. Official returns from 84 counties in North Carolina foot up a majority of 2,673 for Caldwell and the Republican State ticket. This shows a Republican gain in the State over the vote of 1870 of nearly 8,000. Maine and Vermont will speak next. JonN D. Bush, a prominent Democrat, and George H. Hamilton, a well known Republi can of Dubuque, Iowa, have made a bet of $100 each on every State in the Union except Florida, as to the result of the Presidential election. tit on THE LO WER V ELLOWSTOXE PKht Between the Military and Indian». One »«Idler Killed and Several Wounded. ■ - « The Northern Pacific Railroad surveyors in the Lower Yellowstone country are, it ap pears, lieing somewhat interrupted by the hostile attitude of the Indfitns. An attack upon the military escort of the surveying party on the 14th inst., resulting in the killing of one soldier and the wounding of three others and a citizen, is reported. Pryor's Creek, the scene of the fight, is a tributary stream of tbe Yellowstone, some 130 miles below the Crow reservation, or Fort Parker. The following dispatch was received at the Indian Office last evening : Pryor's Creek, August 14th, V via Bozeman, August 18th. > Cox- J. A. Viai.l, Superintendent of Indian Affairs : We were attacked this morning by 400 Arrapaho Indians. One soldier killed and three b8dly wounded. One citizen also badly wounded. Also lost fourteen beef steers and five head United States stock. CHARLES D. HARD. a THE YELLOWSTONE EXPEDITION Particular» of Mie Emragenien* Will* the ■ndlM*-l«n't McCarra» killed -Ll»t of Wounded—Splendid by tke infantry— «allant fur» tilt i the Red Devil» by tke Cavalry, etc. [From out 8pecl»l Correspondent».) Yellowstone River, August 15th, 1872. To the Editor ot the Herald : Yesterday morning, about half past two o'clock, our camp was attacked by a strong force of Cheyenne and Arrapaho Indians. We were poorly posted in an open space, sur rounded by heavy timber and thick under brush. The Indian tactics were excellent. Making a demonstration upon the centre of our camp, the major portion of their force was posted in thick underbrush and directed against our rigu .fiank, which rested on the river. Here they actually appeared, unob served, within a hundred yards of our camp. "E," "G," "D" and "I" companies of the 7th infantry, respectively commanded by Capt's Rawn, Browning, .and Lieut's Reed and Quinlon, were deployed as skirmishers, and moved forward to drive the Indians from the timber—a task gallantly performed by the men under a severe fire from the Indians. It was fortunate that the Indians fired wildly. We occupied the timber with the loss of one man killed outright, (Serg't McCarran, "C" company, 7th infantry,) and four wounded, two of them mortally. The Indians succeeded in getting awYy with five mules, one horse, and sixteen li'Cad of cattle. After being driven from the woods tl£ Indians posted themselves umon a high ridge from 300 to 1,000 yards in tli^rear of the timber, which latter point they occu pied for some hours, keeping up a desultory fire upon our position. The loss of the In dians is unknown, although it is supposed to be severe, from the fact that we found twelve dead horses in our front "E" company fired three volleys into a thick underbrush immediately in their front, which was lite rally swarming with Indians, and as Sir. Lo was seen to swarm out in a hurry, it is sup posed that he found the piace uncomfortably warm. PEREGRINE. of I * Yellowstone Expedition, > August 15, 1872.) To the Editor of the Herald : Yesterday morning, the 14tli inst., at 2 o'lock we were attacked by a war par ty of about six or eight hundred Sioux und Arapaho Indians. They surrounded the camp and fired into it from every side, with horrid whoops and yells, endeavoring to Stampede the horses and mules. The troops sprung to arms at once, and advanced in a skirmish line through the darkness toward a belt of timber in which the Indians were posted. Their fire wal at first' quite heavy and régulai', but the infantry conpanies—"C" "E" "G" and "D" of the 7th—pouring into them two volleys in rapid succession, ad vanced at double-quick and drove them from their shelter to some high hills about a half mile from camp. These Indians seemed to be well armed with repeating rifles and revolvers, and fought daringly. Soon after reaching the hills, see ing the cavalry preparing to advance, they retreated in haste down the river. The cav alry followed them ubout five miles, and then returned. Our loss was Serg't McClellan, Co. "C, 7th infantry, killed; private O'Malley, Co. "E," wounded in the leg; privates Carl and Wal'd, of the cavalry, wounded in the head and body, supposed to be mortally; and a citizen prospecter, named Francis, danger ously wounded through the body. We also had one horse killed and five mules stam peded. i The Indians lost, we think, about ten or twelve killed, but with the exception of two we failed to get the bodies, and we cannot, say'with certainty. Several were seen to fall from their horses, but were at once pick ed up by their companions and carried off. We found seven of their horses killed by our shot. We find that they have crossed the river, and as our large train impedes pursuit, they are, I regret to say, beyond our reach. Col. Hayden began his survey the day be fore the attack, and as it evidently does not meet with the approbation of the Lo family, I think we shall hear from them soon again. The officers and enlisted men of the com mand behaved handsomely in the fight, and are all eager for another call from our red brethren. A Serg't and escort start this evening for Fort Elli9, and by him I send this letter. G. L. B. / • § THE DIAMOND FIELDS OF SOUTH AFRICA. * I We are indebted to one of our McClellan . subscribers, Mr. Pry sc, lor the following let ter, recently received by him from the Afri can Diamond Fields : Cafe Town, Africa, > May 14, 1872. >" Mr. Charles Pryse, McClellan Gulcb, Deer Lodge Co.. M. T. Sir: —Your favor of February 4th came duly to hand, and I will gladly »»»wer your inquiries ubout diamonds. 1. The diamonds are genuine, of which you need no better proof than that the value of diamonds has decreased fully one-half, owing to the heavy shipments from here, and this you can readily verify. 2. What proportion of claims prove worthless, is difficult to say. Now that prices have declined so, half the claims do not pay for working. The rest pay more or less, some very handsomely; but good claims are valuable, because the yield is reli able and even as you go down, though at the depth of 85 to 90 feet you find water and no more diamonds. After a man has dug out, say a dozen, he never can be deceived by chrystal8—he will pan out a diamond from a bushel of clirystals. Probably half the "dig gers" arc unsuccessful,butoften because they are lazy or dissipated. I should think if a man was earning his $3 and $4 per day, ho had better stay at home, though mining ex perience would be a good capital, as, if not successful in finding diamonds, there is a trnct of gold country 300 miles further north, which is probably ricli in quartz if not in placers. a a or of to An old miner, by name Millord, (he has been in Montana, as well as California, Ore gon and Arizona,) has just left hero en route to the gold fields, and when I hear fnwa him I will let you know. I have seen men that have been there, and have seen very rich specimens of quartz ami a few nuggets, but no one as competent as Millord lias been on the groufiri, so nothing lias been done. I be lieve the Land of OpUir is somewhere in that region. * Nearly all the Americans that have been to the diamond fields have done well, a number having made fortunes. There »re 50 or 60 of them there now. My firm—G. S' Holmes & Co.—are working two cluims on shares with a young American there, and are doing very well. We paid £750 ($3,750) for them. The gold fields are 0,000 feet above the level of the sea. All South Africa is a high table land, and the climate is the healthiest in the world. The gold country ditto. No trouble with natives or wild animals. Sheep farmers are located all through that country. Two stage lines—three stages per week—run from here to the diamond fields. Fare, £12, and 40 pounds of baggage al lowed. Distance, 650 miles; time, eight days. Fare from Boston or New York to Capricorn, from $100 to $200, according to fare. Three steamers leave England eacli month for this port; fare, first-class, £31; second-class, £21. Cape Town is a place -of 30,000 inhabi tants, and as you can buy clothes and boots cheaper than you can in the States, you need buy very little to bring out. If you want to learn further particulars, you can save time by writing to my brother, Henry W' Peabody, 41 India Wharf, Bos ton, Mass. He is well posted on Cape of Good Hope matters, and. as we have made shipments of diamonds to him for sale, he can tell you whether they are genuine or not. Your postage stamps are of no account here, so I return them less one, which I re serve for my little boy's album. The 4d pos tage on this will not break me. Hoping this will be of service to you, I am, You™ Re»pec*fnlW, A. a PEABODY. Tiie Chicago Times thus delicately hints the necessity of giving permanent relief to the maladies of Brown : / "It appears that at Columbus, Gratz Brown excused himself for making a short speech instead of a long one, by saying that he was "still suffering from bodily indisposition. He had a severe headache/' The personal friends of Governor Brown ought to take him aside and tell him, confidentially, that lie must stop suffering from that bodily indis- position. ' -, I » l » • An unscrupulous person writes as follows to the New York Commercial Advertiser: "They tell this story to-day of Dr. Henry, who is staying at the Grand Union : The other day lie was called upon to attend Gratz Brown in New York, when Gfatz facetiously and foolishly remarked : "It is seldom, doc tor, that you are so honored as to be called to attend a Vice President ?" "Oh, no," re § 1 ied the doctor, "I attended Vice President (?) 'rank Blair in '68, but your case is a good deal worse than his." The following specimen speech by one of the "reconstructed," was delivered at Daven port, Iowa, the other day, under the inspira tion of the "great Liberal victory in North Carolina "I was a rebel soldier—13th Alabama, Hill's division of Longstreet's corps, that was never whipped by any d—d Yankee regiment that ever inarched! Hurrah for Greeley! Grant is a-. Greeley was Jeff. Davis' friend, and Jeff. Davis Is the best man that ever walked. Jeff. Davis is for Greeley! Hurmli for Greeley ! Any man that wants to have niggers voting is a bloody coward! Any man that says a nigger's as good as me is a thief! I'll live and die a Greeley man. Say, friends, ain't that right?" --< I i»i ►. a- - The Shenandoah Valley shows but little signs of the devastation done durimr the war. All i9 again plenty and prosperity there, the fences replaced, the land in grain, and the stock replenished. No tourist traveling through the valley could detect the marks ot the prolonged conflict which has made that section famous. There is » steady* immigra tion of the most desirable kina, and , the Northern and Southern men live together** if there never had been any strife betten them.