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01TAVVA FREE THADEK : SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 187.
A 1 5C Ottawa, 111., Saturday. AiiKUst 5. 1870. OUK CLUBBING. Wo are prepared to club the Free Tkadku Willi tho following publications, furnishing both at the prices named, postage prepaid The offer is open to old subscribers or new any post office la tho country: .vvrnAnEii ana v,nicago ceMj j iui.-. Jntcr-Ucuan, j.i " Prairie Farmer 8.W " either of Harper's Publica.,S.25 f " Scribner " Uody's lady's Book... " " Live Stock Journal... " Phrenological Journal ' 8cineeof Health.... " St. Nicholas " Domorest's Monthly.. " Llttell's Living Age. 4.40 li.M 4:z .5o 4.40 4.35 .75 All subscriptions to be paid In advance. Remittance may ho made through money ordei or registered letter. i)j3iocit4Tic iucKirr. FOll HiKSIDfcST: SAMUEL J. TLLDEN, Of NEW YOBK. FOll VICK PI'.KSIDKNT: THOMAS A. HENDRICKS, OF INDIANA. FOll GOVKRNOll ; LEWIS STEWARD, Or Kl.NDAM. COUNTY. FOP. LIEUTENANT (JOVKItN-OH: ARCHIBALD A. GLENN, or unowa oolnty. FOR SKCRETAUV OK STATE : S. Y. THORNTON, or rCLTON OOIKTY. J-OIl AUDITOR OF STATE: JOHN HISE, or COOK COUTT. FOll STATE TIIEABUBER: GEORGE GUNLOCH, or CLIKTOJf OOVHTY. FOR ATTOHNEY GENERAL: EDWARD LYNCH, or MHIAH COUNTY. Democratic County Convention. Democrats, concervatlves and all other voters of La Salle county, Irrespective of past political associations, desiring to eo-opcrutu with the democratic party In its present efforts and ob- jects, are invited to meet ut their usual places of holding such meetings, on Saturday, August 20th, WW, to appoint delegates to u county con Veutiun to be held t Ottawa on Wednesday, August 30lh, ISTrt, for the purpose of nouiinu ting candidates fur tho legislature and county officers and and appointing delegates to the con gresslonul convention. Towns will he entitled to representation in said convention oh the basis of one delegate for each town anil one delegate for each lno uYni ocratic votes, and fraction over 100 democratic votes cast at the last stale election, as follows: Adams U, Allen 2, Hrookllcld 2, Ilruco (i, Day. ton 'J, Deer Park ii, lJiirimick 3, Kugle 2, Karl ;i, Kden 2, Kami Kidge 2, Kali lliviir !i. Freedom (irund Kapiils 'i, (irovulalid 2, Hope 'J, La Salle H, Manlius :i, Mcndota 4, Meriden 2, Miller 2, Mis. sion 2, Northvlllo 2, Ophir2, Osage 2, Ottawa H, Otter Creek 2, Peru 4, Kichland 2, Kutland 2, Se. reuaS, South Ottawa 2, Troy drove 2, L'tlca 2, Vermilion 2, Wallace 2, Waltham 2. Wm. Osmav, J. W. Jiltowx, Nicholas Ucntav, I'KTKIl DoXI.KW, Ai.kx. Vacohiiy, J. C. Cami'iiki.i, L. W. BktWKIt, Committee. FOB SHEBIFF. By the announcement in uuother column it will be seen thatC'lias. A. Ferguson, of Freedom, will be n candidate before tho dem ocratic convention of this county, to meet ou the IMlh inst, for nomination for the office of sheriff. Mr. Ferguson was tho demo cratic candidate two years sgo and was beat, cn only by dint of outrageous and sharuetul lying. He was represented as a rowdy, a drunkard, Ac., &c, when all his neighbors know him to be exactly the opposite. It is but fair that uf'tcr haviug been beaten by such disreputable means, resorted toon the eve of the election when it was too late to re. pel the charges, that Mr. Ferguson bhould have another hearing. We hope, therefore, he will receive a unanimous rc-iiominatiou While Allen was Oovernor of Ohio the democrats passed a law reducing official gala nes and other unnecessary sUtc 'xpenscs hbout $j,00 ),000. Among the laws passed by tU'J republican legislature of Ohio alter Hayes1 election was one restoring these fees and emoluments to a new horde of hungry office brirears. That is the kind of reform we may look for in the national administra tion with Hayes for president. One ot the most important accessions front the radical ranks to the democracy is Judge Arnold Krckel.of the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri. It was under him that the first whisky riug convictions took place. The Judge is a leading German of Missouri and lias more influence with nis countrymen than ever Schuri had. He says lie is "tired of the thieving crowd." Smith, the republi can clerk of his court, goes with bun. Gottlieb Orlh, the republican nominee for Governor of Indiana, Las been pushed olT the track, the party not daring to riisk defeat this fall by running as a candidate a man convicted by congressional investigation of crookednes. Even Abe Lincoln's homely apothegm about the dangir of "swapping horses in the middle of the river" couldn't .save Orth. There is someting inconsistent, if not ludi crous, as it were, in the ado the republican papers are making over the democrats sup porting Lard money Tilden for President and oft money Steward for Governor; when the same papers support bard money Hayes for President and are particularly eolicltious about the legislature that toft money John A. Logan, that grand Intellect who mastered the great financial problem in "two weeks,1 may be returned to the U. S. Senate. A soA money Governor at best can have little to do with the ultimate decision of the question, out a soft money demagogue in the U.' B Senate U In a position to do infinite mischief LEW STEWARD'S FINANCIAL VIEWS. The Chicago Times sent an emissary to Piano last wewli to inverview Lew Steward, and thus reports him on the currency ques tion: Money is labor crystali.ed. The govern ment wants $10,000,000 to carry on a war. It says to the people, give us $4o,Ub0,KW worth of work, and in return issues to them 4O.00J 000 of oblong bits of paper, or certilicates, certifying that it has received so much work and promising to pay for it. By and by you come along and say, 'Here, I want a dollar's worth of labor from you, and if you'll do it, I'll give you my certificate.' I do it, and take vour certificate. Then I have two. I may go on, ana in mai way accumulate u hundred dollars a thousand and so on." "Bui when it comes to the fulfilment of that promise to pay what do you get for your certificate ?" "Another certificate. That Is the long and short of it. The entire wealth of tho troy eminent, us I told you, is got from tho pco pie. It can't have any othe. than what it acquires in that way. It has got to pay us in our own coin. What is the difference whether the second certificate is a bit of met ul or a bit of paper? II il is u bit of metal, some one had to put a dollar's worth of labor in it, or il would not represent a dollar. You can't get around that. Labor is the . only standard of value that dots not fluctuate.- Sil ver is metal, but it fluctuates. It's worth ten cents less now thau it was a little while ago. Gold fluctuates" "Measured by the standard of the green back t" ".No. Measured by the mor.ey lenders. Monev is labor and labor Is money. They may talk about finance as much as they like, but that is tho bed rock of finance. However, it makes little real difference what the governor of a state may thluk about tho matter. A governor is merely an execu tive officer, put there to attend to certain du ties in no way connected with national finances." "Perhaps so, Mr. Steward. But here you are, nominated on the Decatur platform, which declares for soit money, and again upon the St. Louis platform, w hich declares for hard monev. lour views as to these two opposite platforms are of interest to the pco- pic, aim the people nave a rigui io huow them." "That's so. But I'm not going to anticipate Gov. TUden's interpretation of that St. Louis platform." "Isn't tho St. Louis platform clear and plain euough?" Mr. Steward was not quite so certain about that. His experience and observation had tautrht him that platforms uid not always de clare the real principles or intentions of par ties. "io one." satd ho, omenta io me re sumption oi specie paymuuts at tue earnest practicable moment." "Do you mean to say that you think the platform was constructed by the party on the Talleyrand principle Unit Is, a mere assort ment of words concealing the actual intent! And that Gov. Tilden is about to declare that intent or read it out through the plat form V Make another plallorm, in fact, and run on both ?' "Xo; I didn't mean that. I mean that I don't know what he is going to .say, and that it would be indecorous iu inu to anticipate him." lie was Inflexible on that point, and the conversation branched oil' upon other topics. Tho substance of this seem to be, that Lew Steward thinks the only paper money this country needs ought to be issued directly from the public treasury, m that this mon ey, not Issued in excess and made n legal tender, will answer all the purpose of gold though not redeemed by tho government in gold; yet, he adds, "nobody objects to the, resumptlsn of speclo payments at the earliest practicable moment." Thero are a good many radical differences! among tho so-called currency reformers, running from the Kelly scheme of indefinite expansion of irredeemable paper based on ir redeemable bonds down to the simplest form of greenbacklsm that form which the demo cratic party in congress lias virtually advo cated (or the la.st six or eight years the withdrawal of the national batik bills and the substitution la their places of greenbacks, or national treasury notes, made, "as soon as practicable," redeemable iu gold, after which they are to cease to be legal tenders. Mr. Stew, ard apparently belongs to the latter class. If so, a very small proportion of the. democratic party of the west -will quarrel with him. While iu the east, undoubtedly, both democrats am! republican generally favor tho with drawal of all the greenbacks and having no pai-r money but national bank bills, redctm nWe in specie, there are In tho west few dem ocrats w ho favor an exclusive bank rag paper currency except 6iieh as are, like Storey of the Times, either deeply interested iu nation. at banks themselves or bought up by them "However," as Mr. Steward sayS, "it makes littlo real difference what the governor of a stale may think about the matter;" and we may overlook his supposed obliquities on the currency question, h ne is oinorwise witii us on the creat oicstiju of adnunistraiive re form. If it makes little diflerence what he may think about the matter as governor, so it can v.ako no difTcrcncuto him, on that question, whether Tilden or Hayes is elected, for both occupy, to him, crpally objectiona ble ground; but on all oilier questions, his sympathies, as an old line democrat, must be for Tilden and reform. If they arc not, and Mr. Steward is disposed to shirk out by em bracing Peter Coopt-rtsin and thus virtually helping to enhance the chances of the success of Hayes and Grantistn, why then we are quite ready to say, with the Tim?, we don't care a pinch of snutl whether democrats vote lor Steward or Cullom. But we have no idea Mr. Steward is tuaifo of that kind of Huff. As the nominee of a Democratic Til den and Hendricks convention, we expect to we him support the democratic presidential ticket, not only by voting for it, but by tak ing ihc stump and working for it. The Chicago Time has " no hesitancy in urging its readers to vote for Cullom fir Gov ernor of Illinois in preference to Steward." Cullom's peculiar merits, which give him such f ivor in the eyes of Oldstory, are stated In aoother editorial in tin? same Timtt, to wit: Since the Harper-Smith scandal became known, the only wonder Las been that the nurtiktnt could have been Infatuated enough ui w-lecl a man so criminally surrounded s Cullom l. Thai he will be forced from the ticket there la not the slightest doubt, and that he will have all that be can dt to escape the late of his accomplices la equally certain. It will be a pei.lteQiiary call lot-adoranez ecotlveclisir which Candidate Cullom will be most hkelj to fill. ' , DEFENDING GBANT. The Ottawa Ilepuhlir.au is not happy iu Its choice of a standpoint from which to defend President Grant. His letter to Gov. C'haiu berlin, in reference to the late Hamburg out rage, we submit, would have afforded a much more eligible point ot view than to contem plate bur. through the murky fog of Blu ford Wilson s late whisky riug disclosures. The latter presents Grant In the worst possible as pect for grateful enlogy. The "theory" or the llrpubliean is that Grant was a)l right in his willingness to have the thieves,' punished, only he got mad at Brlstow and tViIsoii be cause they suspected him and set spies to watch him. Hence he went to work to thwart them! In all of which Grant wag thus per fectly justified. It is strange that the New York Tribune, a republican paper 'earnestly supporting Hayes, and Wheeler, sljonld tail to take so nimj'le and obvious u view of the case, but on the contrary should talk us fol lows: i The testimony of Mr. Bluford Wjlson, late Solicitor of the Treasury, discloses a state of tilings which hoHcst citizens will red of wi'h shame; an intimacy of relation between the President and the whisky conspirators which nardly falls short of actual complicity. There is na need of longer attempting to hoodwink the public or gloss over the conduct of the President. Nor, we submit, will it dolor Mr. Frye, of Maim;, to talk nonsense to Con gress and the country, as he did on Saturday, about " bringing down the great nama of this great republic in the eyes of the whole world," bv investigations which bring out facts. The (acts and uot the investigation bring dis grace upon the country. The people have seen tho President sending certificates ol character to rogues whom the people drove out of office, and himself driving out every officer who had shown real and energy iu pursuing rogues and bringing them to jus tice. That is what is disgraceful about it, aud the sooner Mr. Frye finds it out and stops talking nonsense about it the better it will be for bis party. And the Now York Evening Pout, another Hayes and Wheeler paper, equally earnest, talks right out as follows: The first comment which w ill bo made on the testimony given by L Solicitor Bluford Wilson on Friday before a committee of the House of Representatives in regard to the prosecution of the western whisky rings, is that it is unpredjudiced, uncolored by any feeling of mere personal wrong (for which there had been cause enough), and that It Is so connected by documentary evidence and by direct reference fo persons who can cor roborate it that it does not admit of a refuta tion. A Second comment w ill be that this de tailed story only completes and confirms the Impression which the public has received ol this whole business. It shows the Secretary and hi? principal assistant determined to liirlit the thieves so lone as their tenure of office! gave them the opportunity. It exhibits theufu.T Presldeut refusing to believe the evidence, against the ring until it was forced upon him, as iu tho case ol tho Chicago District Attor ney; ready to hear charges against ,tlie offi cers of his own administration frun such men as Bubeock, Farwell an J Loguc; ready to endanger the success of the St. Louis pros ecutions in order that he might gritil'y im own spite in removing the prosecuting offi cer, Mr. Henderson ; ready to do the i lug men the greatest faVor possible by foibiddiug Hie Use of any of their number as government witnesses; and, Worse than nil, read to ac cept without even a word of regret tht resig nation of public officers for whose sum-esstul efforts the whole country was ringing with praise. And In reference Io tho llrpuhliwC point of delcnce, that the President got nad for be ing suspected and watched, &c, te 1'nsl has the follow ing to say : This Is at best a poor defeute of u Presi dent of the United Slates. It Is a confession that the Presldeut was blind t what every body else could see; that bad uen had great er influence with him than lib own faithful officers. Over even this a film of forgivenecs might be spread if the President would give some sign that he is conscious of the error id' his course. Unfortunately, however, for his character as the hlihest civil officer in the land, his bad advisers of last year arohis most intimate advisers of to day, and lie re lines to do anything to merit the good, will of his party or the respect of his country, The removal ot' District Attorney Whartun, of Kentucky, the particulars of which arepivcn in our news columns to-day, is the I 'resident's latest concession to his bad counsellors: Wc give a few choice excerpts fronjltlu. ford Wilson's testimony on the second page of to-Jays Frkk Th aim:u. THE GERMANS. j Last wevk's Ottawa Hrpiihlir.iH says: There are fifty German political papers in thu I'liilexl States, of which forty-one Mip- iii, rt f'Tii'4 mill Wlifflcr 1 I - -v There arc more than SO "German potties! pipers'' published in Missouri, Illinois nud Wisconsin alone. Tho St. Louis li'iviV;'e lmt gives a partial, and the Chicago t-kinln-zritmip fills it up so as to make what it clilnis to' lie a full list, of all the German pollica! papers in the U. S., and of these Kti support Tilden and 00 Hayes. Of the 24 In Ohio 20 support Tilden and but 4 Hayes. ' The Fiikk Tiiaukii puts the ticket at the head of Its columns, but if Steward whiles has name to float from the Fkkk Taunt's mast head he must write vxplicitly aliouteur rency matters; To make matters etill better, we learn thac the Democratic Cmtimttce, whose business it Is to inform Lew ol his nomination, will ask an explicit i-xpreion from him covering his financial beliefs. .1m Ileiiroii. .N'o, sir; that Is not our understanding.! As, in the language of Mr. Sw-ward himself, 'the governor of a state is merely an eiccitivc officer, and it can make little difference yhat he thinks about currency matters, mi th Fht.R Tiiaoku, ami we presume the dimo- cratic party, will insist n no "cxplicl tie claratiou" from him on that question. I But whatever may be Mr. Steward's linuicittl views, they can give him o leasou for pre ferring Hajes to Tilden, since on all uea tioMof tariff, civil service and general ad minktrative reform he both as an 4klline democrat and as an honest man, proftsscs that ail his lejnipathics are with the demo crats and Tilden as a. ;nst Hayes and Grant- ism. Therefore the democratic party, vhile caring aithmg about Mr. Steward's finaici.il crotchets, will insist on an "explicit declara tion" from him whether he will tupport Til dm outright, or by clinging to the Peter Cooper nonsense, w ill Indirectly promote the success of Hayes and Grantism. Mr. Stew ard, in a very few word, can make himself intelligible on that point, and that is all that can reasonably be asked of him. WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT IT The St. Louis Ii;iitUieiit says, of the noiu- . . .'. . . i ,ii . ination ot Lewis siewuru ai .priuguciu iasi; W(,tk. The" nominal ion is a surprise. Still, tin; strengihof the nomination is not to be , overlooked. Steward, who is an Intelligent I and suc.-.es.ilui luruier and manufacturer oi i- . ... i r.. .. .. Kendall county, and a public spirited and enterprising mm, is a hard headed democrat, and might, w ith propriety, have been nomin ated by the democratic convention originally; au.l tins act uiss.pa.es " pnety of borrowing his name from the ticket of another but friendly party. It is certain that the convention was very well satisfied with its work, and It is said that the republi cans ar taken aback by it. The Jol let Siynul says: Lewis Steward, the nominee for Governor, w as our first choice tor that high position. He is the nominee of the independent party tor that office, and the My mil was the first democratic paper in thestatelhat declared for Ins nomination by the democrats, and it is ratifyiuu to know that its position in this J. . . i . i t . . .i ........ respect lias uci-ll eiiuorseti yy me ueinociuey of the stale. 1 lie luct that Mr. Steward Has been m.iuinaled by the independent party, ... . . i 1 1 , i . ... ii-1 ( rtfi.iorno I n t J 7S. . . i iiiui 'Mi it. H ves lil iii a decided ,u..,nt over run- other e.amii Jatu that could liavf been offi-rcd. Mr. Steward has always been a tinn and consistent demo cral, always .sustaining the piuiciples, policy and measures ol that parly. Thieves and plundering rings will find no favor in his sight, l.'e is just the man to be elected gov ernor of the i;reat state of Illinois at the present junetuie in political affairs, w hen corruption has run riot and official honesty Is a rarity. The laboring, manufacturing and industrial classes of the state will cast their votes for Lew is Stew ard, the honest defeuder and aider of their right and interests. The Petersburg lkmorrat says: The ticket will give quite general satisfac tion to the democratic voters of the state, and we believe will be endorsed by a decided majorliy of the combined opposition to radi calism in Illinois. The following telegraph dispatches, gath ered from various papers, indicate the gen eral drift of democratic sentimeut in regard to the late Springfield nominations: Dkcati ii, III., July 28. The nominations at Springfield yesterday are considered by democrats us strong ones. They say they took care of the democratic ladependents, while the republican state convention paid no attention to these stray sheep on the inde pendent ticket. Some ultra independents arc mad because their entire ticket was not swallowed, but the opposition is generally satisfied. Gen. Black ii doubtless the com ing man to ruu against Cannon. UmiAX.v, III., Aug. 1 The democratic convention, which met in this city ou July IS, and adjourned until Aug. 1, re-assembled to-day, nearly every tow nship in the county beitii.- represented. The independent reform pai ly aloo I i; ld then- convention to-day, nnd,lth d deal ol maneuvering, the two a goui eonvintmns were merged into one, aud the following ticket was put iuto nomination: did so on the ground that tht senate had uo ju F..r clerk'of thu circuit court, Mercer Brown ; ! risdiction. Among the republicans who voted f, r sbcrill, C. C. Colo; for slate? orocy, .j,, siWou Cameron aud "effigy" Capt. J. S. Lothrop; for coroner, S. K. Heed. I b , ,, , , . -, , The convention also instructed the delegates Sargent, of California. The only tribunal to the district coiiL-ressional convention to now that can punish Belknap for his crimes support Gen. .) IV-.VIOMT. Ill ( . Black f r congress. Tuly 28. The action of thenorjousy corrupt aud subservient to Grant- ispnngiieia convention was .cLcycu . . 1 1 .. lilt It'll ClllllUSiasiu lieie, uv ui'ui utuiuv-iaia I ; .i.i i,.t ui, , -, iust united on ft county iieUet. 'i'iie results in November are! lookeil lor w itn certainty as iar as mis section is c-.mcenicd, which will support the nomina tions as already made. Danviu.k, III., July 25l. The ticket nom inated l Springfield yesterday by the demo cratic party, while not all that could be w ished, is generally accepted by both demo crats and independents as a fair compromise. Oi nky, 111., July 23. The work of tho convention is well received here. The inde pendents are pleased, whilst the democrats are encouraged beyond measure. The rndl cute don't know what to make of the surround ings. Mattoon, 111, Aug. 2. The democrats here are well pleased with the nomination of Steward and the rest ol the ticket. A wig wam is to be erected this or next week. The republicans had a rally at Charlestown last niglit. A colored band went over lrorn here, On their arrival the home German band was notified thatlheir services were not ueeded. Tho Germans are highly indignant at the insult. At Mount Vernon, 111., the action of the state democratic convention pleases every body except straightout republicans. The demot-raey are especially gratified. The state is regarded as certain for Tilden a'ld Hen dricks and the democratic ticket. This tho irresistible logic of tho fusion. The democracy of Cairo are rejoicing over the ticket nominated at Springfield. They feel sure of the legislature and a democratic senator, and many express strong hopes of carrying the state. The whole ticket nominated by the demo cratic convention is good, iu its personal material, and the democrats, not only of Illi nois, but of the other states, would have reason to rejoice at its success. St. .o'li ,'. '(. CONSULTING HAYES. Grtnt, wl.o makes no removals or appoint ments now w ithout consulting Hayes, has in augurated an effective campaign for Hayes in Connecticut by removing from office the friends of Marshall Jewell, the late post master general, whom he kicked out of the cabinet for being Irieudly to Bristow and the prosecutors of " our frieuds,'' the whisky thieves. Among the removed is George II. t'owell.of Walerbury, Conn., chief clerk of the post office department. He was informed that there was no complaint against him, but that his removal was solely because he was understood to be a friend ot the late post-masU-r general. For the same reason have also been removed. -Mr. II. S. Sperry, in charge of the stamped envelope works at Hartford, and Mr. Woodward, chief of the special agents to detect dishonest contractors. Iu the same commendable spirit of aveng ing "our friends " and punishing their cne mieg for the good of !he party, the President has removt-d Colonel Wharton, United State District Attorney for Kentucky, a former law partner of Ex Secretary Brlstow. It seems Col. W. was removed at the instance of Mr. White, the only republican congressman frorr Kentucky, who demanded the sacrifice b- cause .nr. vt. nu re i used io sign a c.tiun tor and urge the pardon of certain convie'ed Kentucky whisky thieves. New ton Booth having declined the bonoi of being paraded as a tail of the Peter Cooper kite, Sam Cary, of Ohio, has been put on the ticket in his stead. WASHINGT0N NEWS. About all the appropriation bills having ' il'iami-ipd of Mr. Uandall announces (lint "i - congress will be ready to adjourn by next Tuesday or Wednesday. A joint resolution of adjournment is to be presented iu the house to-day. - In order to iret the appropriation bills through the senate, the Iiobsu had to recede from at least $ 15,000,000 of its proposed economies; and with even that the republi- cans arc dissatisfied. In returning the "sun- , & dry civil service bill to the house with his signature, President Graut had the impudence to nccompany it with a scolding message, finding fault with the nieagerness of the ap propriations and asserting that they will ma terially embarrass the public service. Mr. Bandall indignantly replied to this gratuitous Thersitism, aud showed that not one of the halt dozen items the Presldeut complained of as too small was below last year's appropriations or below the estimates, j except that tor the revenue cutter service, LnJ tha( L(J suitl httd been reduced because ' I revenue cutters, instead of being used for legitimate service, had during the last half , dozen years been mainly used to convey the President aud members of the cabinet on pleasure trips. Mr. Morrison, chairman of the ways and means committee, also took occasion to show that the retrenchments of the house, instead of being dictated in a spirit to embarrass the administration, as Grant seemed to think, were forced by the necessities ot the revenue. He showed that the appropriations made and to be made, supposing the remaining difl'er ences botween the house aud senate to be divided midway, will amount, in round num bers, to 119,000,000. The permanent appro priations heretofore provided by law amount to about $147,000,000. So that the total re quire ments of the government fortius year tor annual and permanent appropriations will amount to about $200,000,000, and this is about $50,000,000 below the department estimates. To meet this sum wc have from customs, estimated $130,000,000; internal revenue $120,000,000, and possibly $10,000,000 from miscellaneous sources, in all $200,000, just enough to meet tho appropriations with out allowing a dollar for accidents or con tingencies. The Belknap impeachment trial reached its close on Monday, the verdict of the senate being, "He is a thief, but not guilty." These arc not exactly the words, but that is what they amounted to. All the members who voted on the oucstion excent two nxnressed jQ, th;U Belknttp WM guiIty but the ; b " l K'"s - c meuiucis ou oieu uui uniy j9 a Washington court, and these are so no- ; ism thut i-rom ,!,,.! he has nothing to fear. r. the , It seems there was still one relative ot President unprovided for one C. C.Thotnp- SOn. Immediately upon. Ins discovery the President sent his name to the senate an mar shal of Colorado. John Ilise is about ns well qualified for the office of auditor as "Horse'' Bddy is for the chair of theological professor iu Mr. McCor tnick's reaper factory. That a man who be lieves that government can produce taxable wealth out of nothing, by making enough ot it would be able to serve the interest of Chi cago taxpayers, or any other taxpayers, In tho auditor's office, is simply absurd. Chica go Is not "anxious" to be the victim of any more revenue tinkering upon mat hypothesis Chicago does most earnestly desire that the state auditor's office should be exercised by a man whose ideas concerning wealth, prop- erty, and taxation are not altogether based on delusions of the dark ages. But such a man Is not found in the person of the rag-baby candidate for that ottlsc-sCltioiyo Timet. We cut tho abovo from the Ottawa hejiul lican, which copies it from the Time. C'ul lens dislike of John Ilise arises from a natur al instinct that makes all blackguards the enemies of gentlemen. The reason why (the limes for the last two or three years has allowed uo opportunity to pass without vent ing its spleen at John Ilise, is found in the fact that Mr. Ilise and the managing editor of the Time, who happen to live in the same ward in Chicago, have had some sharp spats in their local ward meetings. There is noth ing like greatness. Kven the big Timet cau be great in the exhibition dirty spleen and petty meanness. Cullom aud the Springfield ring of thieving politicians doubtless drew a deep, long bruath of relief on reading (in the Washington dis patches yesterday that Bluford Wilson refus es to make public the statements of the man Smith i regard to the true iuwardncss of the Harper defalcation and the Pekm whisk J ring, lie gays Smith's statement was mad in confidence, on condition that he was to y- let off from prosecution if Wilson used hps evidence: but as viison conciuueu not tiIet him off on those terms, he feels In hi or bound not to reveal what Smith said. ' However. Wilsou did say enough to sf nd a cold shiver through Mr. Cullom'g lianly frame. Harper, he said, stole $104,0 l instead vf commencing suit against curlties to recover the money, he (Y had recommended that suit becomn 'against tie bank, i Cullom's bank, in ring- jfieKI,.if which he is president.) Co Id the moniy Harper stole get into that bpnk in sucL away as to make the bank habll to the government, and the officers of the bonk not bd partners in the guilt of stealing it? By the w ay, since the republicans are so veil satisfied with Hayes' qualifications as a 'complete letter writer'' in view of his achievement in that line in his letter of ac ceptance, how is it that they don't let the people see another letter he has lately writ ten that letter that was read iu Grant's cabi net a week ago, in which Hayes plead with Grant not to deliver the pardons he had made out lor Avery and other convicted whisky thieves? Nothing could give the country a clearer idea of the trne inwardness of repub lican reform than that letter, and it U wrong to lupprcss IL J The Mendota Neitt, as a political chatterer is amusing. Thus It babbles: That the present is the most corrupt ad ministration the world has ever seen no hon est republican cau deny. Now what is tho remedy Democrats say that if Hayes is elected the present state of affairs must con tinue, but if Tilden is elected there will be a radical change. This is simply a bald, bare faced assertion without a single fact to war. rant the conclusion. Hayes has a record so pure that not one charge has been brought against him. It is tne presiding officer who makes tho administration pure or corrupt, and not tho party to which he belongs. But how does tho Newt get over this: It is denied on the best authority that Grant took umbrage at Hayes' letter ot acceptance. The dispatch in which this denial is made asserts that "the best teeling exists between Gov. Hayes and the president," and states by way ot proof that when the appointment of appraiser of merchandise at Cincinnati was to be made, the president sent all the papers relating to tho appointment to Gov. Hayes, aud appointed the person whom Hayes re commended. Ex. If Hayes, merely as a candidate, is already thus assisting to run "tho most corrupt ad. ministration the world has ever seen," what hope for reform is there in himy Again from the News we copy: A party is always rightly represent. These reformers of New York, these friends of Til den, were led at St. Louis by John Morrissey. He was the chief man, bis word was law and his counsel followed in all things. He stood nearest to Tilden, and was his confidential agent. Who is hey It don't look as if the republicans are like ly to make much capital out of the fact that John Morrissey supports Tilden. A year ago Morrissey was a candidate lor the state senate in New York City against the demo cratic ticket, and then the New York Timet, the only really trusted republican paper in tho city, said of him : "Morrissey at any rate would never take a bribe and has never stolen any money rug ged virtues no doubt, but it is not everybody who can boast of possessing them. John Morrissey ought to receive the vote of every citizen." The republicans voted for him then. Is he a worse man now ? We are astonished that the Ottawa llepub. Heart should be found howling over south, em outrages and flourishing Morton's bloody shirt, aud especially In language like the fol lowing: Bepublicans arc reminded, when they re fer to the eveuts of the war and the conse quences which are still following, that it is iu bad taste and tends to produce ill feeling between the sections to recur to things of tho past especially If the things referred to bo unpleasant ones. Now this is particularly unkind in view of the fact that both Hayes and Wheeler, iu their letters of acceptance, reter to the south ern question in the most conciliating terms, and promise to deal with such troubles with patience and forbearance rather than meet ing them with harsh legislation, let alono bayonets. So far from wishing to revive, like Morton, In Mississippi and other states, the policy which has produced so much dis order aud irritation in South Calolina and Louisiana, they really promise to bury tho bloody shirt out, of sight and let the suiuern people run their government in their oa peaceable way as they do in Virginia, Geor gia, Arkansas, Texas, Slc. So you see it is, Hayes and Wheeler by whom the "IlcpublL cans and reminded, ' &c. Eunoi'K. Our space has been Jo much preoccupied by other matters that wo have not been able to give our usual Warne of foreign news for the past ftw weeks. The dispatches from Europe refer almost exclu sively to the war between Servia and Turkey, In which numerous small and occassionally a large battle are reported, ami in each case the victory is claimed for the Turks if tho new s comes from Turkish sources, and for the Servians If the news cornes from them.Fktro has certainly been no decisive victory on either side. The world, however, cares very little whether Turks or Servians come out ahead, the great point of interest being, will Russia and the rest of Europe be able Io keep out of the qurel. Thus far all the great powers maiiyrain an attitude of armed neu trality, but iwith a trembling consciousness that the slpeerest accident is liable at any time to brak the spell and let loose the dog of w ar u1l over Europe. Notwithstanding the rosy auticIpttioiH a mniii ago of exemption this year from the grasshopper plague in Minnesota onaccount of the diseased conditiou of the liitch from last year's etrs. it seems that a ew and vigorous swarm has come from the plains, and dropped down on Jackson, No bles and a few other counties in southern Minnesota and adjacent counties in northern Iowft' Rntl ar clenning out everything before ,ucm- Fortunately they come Uo late to take the wheat, but tho oats, corn, potatoes and i'" vit-uu swt-tp, In a private letter a resident of Jackson county, formerly a ciiizcn of Ottawa, writes. on July 20tli: The hoppers came down on the 23J like rain, and Lave remained ever since, eating everything, taking our garden, which was as nice as ever we had, potatoes, onions, fcc. and the leaves of the trees disappeared as if by magu. The ground and everything is covered so that in places one cannot see the earth. They have never before appeared as numerous, or over as great a territory. They extend orer a hundred miles east and west and eigHy miles north and south, and not in spots, but over every inch of ground. One not seeing cannot imagine how numerous they ar. The whole community is down cast, and the people look ten years older than a week ago. "Th; tail wags the dog!" exclaims the ON tawa lepublitw, in reference to the demc craticnomlnationa at Springfield last week The d mocrats selected from the six names on tht Independent State Ticket those of two sounl, solid old line democrats, and dropped all ie rest. Regarding the Independent part in the light of the above elegant met aplor as the "tail" and the democrats as the 'dog," that don't look much as If the tail arged the dog with particularly surprising vigr. I