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LIID3I U. 3lull TY, Eanron AND PaOcrINOR. ___ l s S e aS, 1078. The aguiar Iw sqpnad amongst the cottet ops of iusalseippl. If yes atg a good sewing Machiae go to Mxrbrasel's aa buy the Gro. vS & alker. lea lBstte 1s regarded as having the ieu.d tratk for the Republican isat risl - nomuation in Mass We have ie.n notified by several enehagee that after the frst of July we will have to pay their poste; of ceese they ase empected to return the eomplimemt. Hiram Powers, the most noted of Ameriea aculptors, has just died in Florease. The "Greek Slave" by hia is one of the finest works of art in ezsatence. The last great work of national art that he executed was the statte of Paukite now in Lafayette Squwe. New eiOleans. In do ease of the State of Loulala a as. Cohen and Railey, charged with otsmap to masenaste Gov. Wellogg, the *ey has rendered a verdict of "not guilty on any of the counts." The verdict was read, and the pris oners discharged on Friday morning about eleven o'clock. It transpires a number of the Tax Collectors who held office wader the Warmoth administration arein default to the State and their respective par ishes, and the present authorities are after them. Among others we And the name of A. J. Beteverria of As samption as being in default for several thousand dollars, having collected that amnonat f taxesand placed the names of the parties paying them upon his delinquent lists. Auditor Clinton has inaugurated a plan by which he hopes to improve tihe condition of the State finances and raise the value of warrants. He proposes on the fifteenth day of July and on the second Tuesday of every month thereafter to advertise for proposals for the purchase with war, rants of the currency then on hand belonging to the general fund. The Auditor seems to be fully aware that his couse will, very likely, be severely criticised by the Fusion press of the State, but at the fume time he is con ident of the ultimat aenesesefal result of his proposed scheme, and feels that the end, when aeenmplished, will fully justify his innvatosop upon the regular routiae adopted by his psede.essors for the management of the State finances. The Convention of Louisiana edi tors will assemble in Baton Rouge on Frldg next, the 4th day of July, and from present indications we surmise it will be a well attended gathering, and can justly claim to represent the bona fide journalism of the State. We anticipate mach good will be accom plished by this convention, both directly and indirectly-that beside fixing a needed advertising tariff and 1 legislating upon other matters affect- i ing the financial interests of the press, the fraternization of newspaper men I Irrespective of politics will tend to i produce a more forbearing and brotherly feeling among them that a can but result in the advancement of the same spirit among the people of all classes, thus depriving political s contests of a great portion of the I rancor and bitterness of which they t partake in these times. Wood's Household Magazine for July is ahead of any previous number, e and when we consider its usual stand- I md of excellence, this is rare praise in- 5 deed. It is household, nutonly in name f but in character, and its table of con- a tents shows a wonderful adaption of I articles to the individual members of t the family circle. "Sim's Little Girl," n a temperase story by Mary Hartwell, N "Weather-tough Block," by Karl I Kuee, "How The Vow was Kept," v by H. V. Osborne, "Lunatics at large," ii by Rev. F. W. Holland, and "The n Declaration of Independence," by J. F B. Wakeley, D. D., are among the 8 more noticeable articles, The Chil dren'sDeportmaent is crowded full and ti contains a poem, in baby-talk, which c without doubt will be very acceptable a to the little ones. The price of the f mag tine is one dollar a year. Ad- tl dress, Wood's Household Magazine, r, Newburgh N. Y. n OF INDIGENT SLAN. isfit the p action of the most mes spirited, unsharitableaNd unjustspeci meas of huMaltt * h bptitt th profession of journalism, the littl pish of St. John the Baptist coul petitern by enteriag the soribblers c the sore-headed ?Pisuer and th PPreiA-ibbsiag Nsesniaeesb. Tb natural low4ived instincts of thee two hyenas of the press crops out ii fall and disgusting relief in thei comrmn a upon the matter of the in diotment of the editor of the CHIE1 upon the charge of embeaslement ii his capacity of Tax Collector. Entirel1 ignoring the exposition and explana tion of the nature of the charge gives in the columns of this paper-and farther losing sight of the fact that , Grand Jury is a purely inquisitoria body before which no testimony fo the defence is admitted, and tha oftentimes an indictment by such , body is no more an evidence of misde meaner than a saddle and bridle un der a table is proof that a horse ha, been eaten for dinner-the two wor thies of whom we speak at once as same that we are guilty, and witi vindictiveness in their hearts and lief in their mouths they kick up their editorial heels in fiendish glee and spurt their venomous slime with the hope that it may ruin the character of their intended victim, unaware, pool fools, that the damnable stuff will eventually redound upon themselvea and sink them deeper in the slough e0 self-abasement than they already stand. We opuld not complain of the publication of the fact of our indict ment as news item, but when editora constitute themselves judge and jury and pronounce us guilty and publish their snap judgment in their journals, we tell them simply that they are un principled, contemptible slanderers, lost to every sense of justice to their fellow man and devoid of common courtesy and honorable feeling. We feel most keenly the imputation which a Grand Jury indictment casts upon our character, and are not in sensible to the gloating of self-con stituted enemies and the suspicions of those persons disposed to be friendly but who are unacquainted with the real circumstances of the finding of the charge; however, strong in the faith of final vindication, we rest un der the temporary cloud with what patience we may until it shall pass over and away and leave us in the enjoyment of the bright sunlight again. In the meantime, If our brethrea of the pyeas can not conscientiously, with their laited knowledge of the affair, express a belief in our innocence, then we ask them at least to refrain from nceharitable comment until a trial of the case Is had and the facts brought to the surface. Of one thing we take pride in speaking, and that is the fuel that among thie who know as best, and also the fair minded and well in formed of the people of this communi ty generally, be they Republicans oT otherwise, there is a widespread beliel that the finding of the Grand Jury was erroneous, and that we have been guilty of no officlal misdemeanor. We again direct the attention of the public and the press to the nature of the indictment, which does not allege that there is any actual deficit in the Tax Collector's accounts but merely that a certain amount of licenses were collected in cash and reported as re ceived in State warrants. We have already ascertained errors made by witnesses or the Grand Jury which cover a considerable portion of the amount, and hope to be able,though the promised courtesy of the District At torney, to show that the whole sum arose from similar errors. But even admitting that warrants were to some extent substituted for cash collections, we are competent to prove that we have never owned a State warrant of the clans receivable for licenses, and have never handled any excepting those paid in by license payers in liquidation of their dues to the State. If our former deputy com mitted the alleged misdemeanor, it was without our knowledge, partici pation or consent, and although we would become liable in a pecuniary point of view for his action, by no means could we be considered res ponsible otherwise or in any manner guilty of the offense. The case is a very plain one to those who are cognizant of the cir cumstances, and will be made so to all upon trial; consequently we ear nestly protest against any effort on the part of editorial vampires to rep resent it as an atroious felony and ourselves the perpetrator. Certainly no gentleman would ilty of such edS4e Johb E I dulge in such ill-natured and indi - rectly lying articles as they have done a facoaetz with (fli matter, they e place themselves on a level with corn I mon thieves and seanderpte and can a eej i?~rbmeislawbmIn. We f do not mean to aty tiej ags of the ® class of thieves who steal chickens or D pick pockets, but they belong to the 0 far worse sort to whom Shakespeare o refers in the familiar quotation, r " He who stae any purse steals trash," eta. F We see that PaoCron & GAMBLE'S a EXTRA OLIVE SOAP Is becoming very r popular in our town. Its quality, we - know, is superior, and being nicely i perfumed we are not surprised that I consumers prefer it, and that it has a º large sale. r State Auditor Clinton has issued a circular to Tax Collectors instructing them to proceed at once to seize the personal property of delinquent tax payers to satisfy the claims of the State for back taxes, and in cases where no personal property can be found, or is not suffielent to meet the State's claim, then the Collectors to proceed to seize real estate also, under the provisions of section one of Act No. 47 of 1873. The Auditor also notifies the Collectors that on and after the let day of July no warrants of any description can be received for any taxes, either current or delin quent. Persons knowing themselves indebted to the State for back taxes will avoid trouble and additional ex pense by coming forward at once and liquidating the indebtedness, as the Collector has no option in the matter further than a strict conformity with the Auditor's instructions. THE PRAIRIE FARMER.-This ster ling paper has now reached its thirty third year of existence, having been published that length of time at Chi cago without the omission of a single regular issue. It has ever been foremost In it ad vocacy of the farmer's interests by the valuable information furnished on all subjects of farm industry; by its market reports, its interesting miscel lany and record of the season; and in 1 the recent great movement for reform by the Farmers' Organizations against all oppressive monopolies, it has 9 proved itself the farmer's steadfast friend. The low price at which it is pub- I lishded (only two dollars per year) is I little compared to the benefits derived from its perusal. Published by THE PRAIRIE FARMER Co., Chicago, Ills. Send for specimen 1 copy. * upy. f OUR WASHINGTON LETTEB. WAsHsnoteO, D. C., Jame SI, 1873. 1 EDITOR CaRmx: The report in the case of the sur vivors of the ice-floe, signed by See retary Robeson, Professor Baird, Com modore Reynolds and Captain How gate, is the all-absorbing topic of con versation throughout the city. It was furnished to the press for publication yesterday morning. Accompanying it is the evidence of Captain Tyson, Sergeant Meyer, EsquimanxJoe, Hans Christian and Hannah. It is an in tensely interesting story of peril and privation, exceeding, by far, the most thrillingever narrated by the novelist. It is far more interesting than the tales of fiction because it has the charm of reality in it. The suspicion that Captain Bud dington was responsible for all thin misfortunes that befell the Polaris and her crew is fully confirmed by the testimony. He was very much ad dicated to drink and after the store of ordinary liquors was exhausted he stole the alcohol that Dr. Bessels had taken with him for scientific purposes, and from this he brewed drinks that took away his brains, made him a tyrant and incapacitated him from the performance of the important du ties that developed upon him. Hav ing been detected by Dr. Bessels in the theft of alcohol he resisted, and a fight occured on the deck of the Polaris between her commander and the Doctor. Captain Buddingtou was drunk and very much excited at 4 the same time when this party was put off on the ice-floe. There was no suspicion at the time that they had been abandoned with premeditation and by design; but afterwards when I daylight came and they found them- t selves in full view of the vessel, when I they could have been easily taken on I board, they saw her steam away from i them and then they felt for a certainty t that they had been purposely for siaken to die a horrible death. Sec- t rotary $oeo s t out hearing Buddiagea's dekmw, but after mature Upon e subject ho do thiis than to allow the vague, dark rumors that hive gassed eld .itMba to Mk.' vbap =thgew `harragM better that the actual evidesne be made public Man that mmesuspeioebs rumors should be the foundation upon which public opinion is made up. It is not at all establlshed, however, that Captain Hall came to his death by any foul means. It seems that he was delirous and imagined that he had been poisoned, batthere 'ano evidence to support this theory. The insub ordinate character of Buddington seems to justify the suspicion that Hall may have been correct. Buddington was also very foul mouthed and cared nothing for dis cipline. Captain Hall had, on several occasions, contemplated relieving him from duty, and it is difficult to under stand why he did not. Probably it was because he was afraid of him. It seems from the evidence that on ac count of Buddington's perverseness the expedition was geratly hindered; that upon one occasion when all the rest of the crew were desirous of pro ceeding farther northward he swore that it should not be ddhe. The scientific results of the expedi tion are doubtlessly much lessened if not almost entirely lost by the con duct of Buddington. The highest point reached by the Polaris was by careful calculation, made by Sergeant Meyer, the meteorologist, found to be eighty-two degrees and sixteen min utes. The books and papers of the expedition are either still on board the Polaris or they have been lost, with the exception of a small daily mem orandum kept by Mr. Meyer. Sur veys were made of a great many of the most important points and obser vationarecorded. Sergeant Meyerhas to rely upon his memory for a great many ofIlls points. Secretary Robeson has ordered the United Stats steamer Junita to pro ceed as far north as Disco -ned Upper Navik for information as to the fate or whereabouts of the Polaris, and has made arrangements for the purchase of the English seal ship Tigress--the vessel that rescued this party from the ice-floe-to be sent oat as aeon as pos sible for a more extended search. The utter unreliability of informa tion emanating from this city pur porting to be omicial in char acter has become so proverbial that the correspondent who sets any value whatever upon his reputation will hesitate before venturing to lay any article from his pen liable to the sue piclon ordinarily attached to reports professedly coming second-hand from official sources. Your correspondent happens to be quite familidrly acquainted with one of the members of the Civil Service Advisory Board and has thereby h'ad opportunities for obtaining the latest and most reliable information not pos sessed by many others. But knowing that the pmembers of the Board did not wish their deliberations to be made public, I have never taken advantage of personal friendship to press any questions relative to the subject, have never asked for information on the ground of friendship and have with stood the temptation to make public interest simply because I fancied the information was not communicated to me with the intention that it should be made public. As matters now stand the report of the Board to the President is not supposed to be pub lic property though it was submitted some two weeks since. Mr. Eaton is daily expected here for further con sultation, and it is quite possible the injunction of secrecy will be removed after the Board shall have had one more meeting. I do not know where the hitch may be, but it is quite sas, that there are yet some points upon which all are not perfectly agreed. Meeting my friend on the Post-Office steps last night I inquired if he had my late information on the subject of he Civil Service Rules that could I aroperly go to the public and was in ?ormed that there was nothing of any ipecial importance. In reply to my nquiry as to the probable time at a vhieb their report would be made I mblic, he said he had but little idea. r t was quite possible that such action t night be determined upon within i wenty-four hours, and it was equally ( ossible that the report would be kept or weeks before being published. I t nquired if he felt himself at liberty f o inform me whether or not there t rere any grounds for the impression I hat seems to have been widely spread v 50m130606e NOUO tie slo ~an - his po1nt ; t w7ght wrould be given to h , shmtrand business eapacty .1y .. aphe iei. I then inquired by what methoed it was wmesemidese&t** * lbbsbati hob lem the Beard was eallad apen to solvo. The msembers as. very dis tinally the dlaeulties attending the method pursued under the preesat rules, which is simply putties the matter into the hd of the chief ou the burean. A llot of the names of all the competitors is handed to the head of the bureau for infeaseties as to the eiciency of each. He grades them as he wishes from nothing to one hundred. If all bureau esaes were perfectly homest, altbgeer eu baised, and incapable of being swaed by outside personal or polities ifds ence, there would be no better seethed of disceretig the elleleney of appl cants. But the Board does mot sewm disposed to assume that the haeshy or the nature of a bureasoelal tamny more reliable or trustworthy than that of members of Congress. The dealgm of civil service rewms is to aveld fa voritism. IBureau &avorttb is ketly to be as great an evil as Congressional favoritism. It is only shilga the evil from one point to the other. The members of the Board and the Presl dent and Cabinet all aduit tha 4dI culty here encountered. This matter may, therefore, be said to be still under advisement and the rules that may be adopted will be of a temporsmy nature. I then stated that I was quite con fident that a large number of psom inent politicians and jour alists have been expecting the whole movement to break down; that it was very evi dent that it would roceivea very mea ger support and a strong oppeaiea in Congress. He knew that such an impression was general, but that thee wasseves a moremistaken idea; dbat the movemeatneveibud gli than now; that while President Giant remains as the head of ofahaes ivil service reform will not beitatedoa - that the President was never more in earnest and never more hopeful of success in this measure of his admin istration than now. Whatever may be the feeling in Congress, President Grant is thoroughly imbued with the idea of reforming and purifying the public service. This gentleman stated that he and other members of the Board had had frequent eoesultqtlona with the President on this subject and that he knew whereof he spofti w en he mentioned thePresident's viewaea this subihdet. I owse emujesL. This will not be pleasant news to certain politicians who desire to re tain their influence with the appoints ing power, but it will be quite satis factory to the people who are deieus 1 of being served by honest and eMeiunt public officers. The people may con gratulate themselves upon having a Chief Magistrate who dares to divorce the appointing power from the cor ruptions of political influence. The Democratic prees "never tires" of charging the Republican party with the responsibility for the Credit Mo bilier swindle and the back-pay steal. But the people of the Republican party refuse to be saddled with any such responsibility. A month ago the at tention of the country was called to the action of the Ohio State Republi. can Convention in this matter, and it will be remembered that the Re publicans of the Bapkeye State ex pressed their opinion of all such trans actions in a manner so emphatic that no Democratic editor woald undertake to improve upon it. They denounced the Credit Mobilier and all who had any thing to do with it. They prompt. ly repudiated the back-pay swidlle, censured the men who voted for it and those who took any part of the money, and demanded of the Forty Third Congress the immediate repeal of the act. Now comes Maine following in the footsteps of Ohio. The Republican State Convention met at Bangor the day before yesterday, nominated Mr. Nelson Dengley, jr., for governor, and adopted resolutions re-affirming the principles of the Repablican party and denouncing all Credit Mobilier transactions and all measures for the increase of the salaries of Members of Congress. So will it be everywhere, Fourteen Senators have returned their back-pay to the Treasury. The following is a list of the immortal four. teen: Henry B, Anthony of Rhode Island; Thomas F. Bayard of Dela ware; Zaclariah (`handler of k1ichi n of Ca1If@ blNew * Tesqr Is ibSl M*aga of Ma1 5 gA b Pratt of Iadias; Carl Admmnsj' d sees; Johi1 Scott of Pining I Charles Surer of SAllen G. T asooatef b o the Pouty-sased a have deme likewle, and hbeaen $ names J. AisMen Basteid ý a Samael $. Cox of New Ye1 Jim d Indiana; Aylea t. Cote" * Wilinam P. 1ye of Mag . a FTnkelubug of Mme1e C. ( e well of Illinole; Jeemes A, o Ohio; John Hill o Now * A. Haley of New iersey; * U ly of iinois; J. It. Hawly ' , 1 nectlot Eueage Hole of Witaom S. eoeman of Indlaw. d ah~ of Wisemebsl;. K. of l1mine.; John Of et *eeasge W. Maomay at aw y on-se of OW.; Al.a.edd of Wiewpneia; Elf Perry o(j1 J. M. Rush of Wisconsin; W.s . ert of New York; I.fA. of C anmetiet; W. L. Use N eak; Idntensag e vania; W. H. Upson of e Waldron of Miluigae, . Wheeler of New York. of these are IRepe aag r seven are Democrats. laIsed SM tes Pierre N. Canton v. Theaeuag #. In the United States Ckmut Fifth Cirenit and Di4ait o o No. U~gg ayvru lswait .1ae olmmea t me directed in the above MeeatIta - proceed to sell to the lagise iMst - Saturday, the 5th day ote s , at twelve 41 dsck kIL,a, l a in the Iowtof Demaedesawip s.. cenion, the tottwlag deuedhel º A certain tract o( ma a .a de~iea len " use r Now a ter, lend t t and a the benk byj hd.e Etieane Aeine; and on the lower lasg A. right bank of New rivet by land. to mainent Paul Laundry and known bj name of the " Shermnu tract," and ii left bank by lands belening to en Is noux. Said tract containing aboet 'Auty superficial acres. 2nd. Another p of a ~ ef rcel of land We knowr as the " a ot. ý ee eeradsr udmouliit said th.lewU.~ Bak s rb V. A. Ganth r free s mcid ait a~ gabrg - Imroementm~aha~,. 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