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Enough Alone. Wp are., informed <hat the President and liia Cabinet are about to consider the condition of the Southern States, under the recent acts of Congress, and to pro claim certain rules in reference to the conduct of the Major .(ienerals Com manding. It is furthermnre rumored that the action of Ottneral Sheridan in ' removing Governor Wells led to an angry discussion at a recent Cabiuet meeting, and that Mr. Stanbury is preparing an opinion to justify the President in re moving General Sheridan It is also rumored that General Grunt has expres sed anxiety in regard to Sheridan, and while he will not recommend his removal, be still lee Is that he might be repre manded. We are happy to welcome any expression of General Grant that seems to indicate an expression of opinion ou any national question; but we believe this rumor to be untrue. General Grant will hardly care to interfere with his re downed subordinate. At a criticll por> tion of the war, he found it necessary to give Sheridan but one order : "Go in." If ho ha» any order to give let him re peat that. We do not think the country will view patiently any interference on the part of the Pres'dent with the provisions of the Reconstruction act. That act was passed in defiauce of the President, lie came into office with the settlement of the war upon his hands. Instead of talcing the advice of Congress by calling an extra srssion, or even the counsel ot statesmen who might be presumed to speak the opinions of the party dominant in Con gress, he created a policy of his own. I'. was offensive to the nation. It proposed to sacrifice the loyal men of the South to the spirit of rebellion. It would have surrendered to Davis more than Lee yielded to Grant. Still it was a "polio}." Mr. Seward supported it in his reckless, gladsome way. Mr. McCulloch went out of hU way to be its persistent minister. Mr. Stauton countersigned the order* which sent Terry and Saxton into dis grace, and conferred honors upon Fuller ton and Custar. A few people like Dix, created by Almighty God apparently lor no other purpose than to hold office, aud gifted with a ravinous instinct of power, supported the President. Then came the wholesale removals from office. Intrepid Republicans were stricken down by hun dreds for daring to believe in the teach ings of Lincoln ; men were rewarded f>r betraying their party, and even in for. eign Courts spies and informers were per mitted to wander aud collect gossip for our Secretary of State. All the powers of the Presidential office—its terrors and blanishments—were used for the purpose of insuring the success of ihc "policy," Well, what cainc ot it ? The Presi dent met with disastrous and humiliating defeat. His "policy" was overruled. The creatures he placed i t office as a reward of treachery weie driien .iut.— Nay more, the great office which ho held, and whose patrouage lie wielded with more than the impciial will of Jackson, was trimmed, and cut, and shorn of the greater part cf its strength. It would no longer be a menace to a 112 ree people. II is "States" were overturned. The Recon struction law wa9 passed, and its duties assigned to generals of the army. This was well understood. The President op posed it furiously. lie threw his vetoes before Congress step by step. So reck lessly was this done that at one timo it was almost certain that he wtuld be im« peached, or that his powers under this act would be assigned to General Grant. Mr. Stevens desired this, and a large par ty followed him. We believe this would have been done but for the assurance that any law Congress would pass the President would execute in letter and spirit. This a^urancc—or, rather, ihis well founded belief—did everything to decide Congress, If it had not existed, the President would most probably have been removed. This was the situation when Congress abjourned. Suspicious of His tixcel lency, not altogether trusting his sincer ity, its members provided for a Summer session. But tho President has done so well, he lias obeyed tho law so faithfully, that impeachment has died, the Sum ner sjsion will scarcely be held, and we find ourselves quietly drifting into an era of good feeling. lieconstruction pro gresses. Impartial Suffrage has been established in the South. The various problems that sorely tried our statesmen are being gradually solved by events. With suffrage to the slave we have had amnesty to the Ret el. Evon the greut Chief of tho Rebels has been released from prison and permitted logo to Can ada, with but a trivial (?) expression of dissent. Mr.Chase presides over a South ern Court, and tho process of habeas cor pus has been resumed. The frecdmen are giadually becoming freemen. Citi tenship sits easily upon them. The country is at rest, and considering the question of political reconstruction settled addresses itself to the finances and tariffs. Our political sky is serene with the ex ception of a little cloud that steals over it, scarcely larger than a man's hand. We know the Ptesidcnt must be sorely tempted to use whatever power he may possess to oppose a measure which he assailed so vindictively last Winter. That is well understood. The country appre ciates the fidelity with which he performs bis most unwelcome work. But he mutt perform it. His administration will not be permitted to interfere with reconstruc tion by removing the generals who have the confidence of the country, and ap pointing men in whom it has 110 confi dence. Let the President but attempt this— let him oppose his executive pre rogstive to the operations of the Military bill, and in a day this era of good feeling will become a season of rage and hate— this little cloud will cover the heavens -with blackness. The country is intersely earoest on this subject. Let Sheridan or Sickles, for instance, be removed, and a • Sutnmor session of Congress will be inev itable. With a Summer session the Pres ident's functions will most assuredly be "so limited that it will not bo in his power prer after to remove any General Coins warding. All the bitteincss that pre vailed last year will be renewed, a hund red questions will suffer, and the work of national pacification be stopped merely fMtt OM I'resident and Qgrigrw* ro*y have another ooutr JT irsy. Snoh a con troversy can have but one result—for the people are with Congies<, and will susta n it. The danger is that the wise and temfcate measure of last session, under which the country is doing to well, will be succeeded by a measure has wise and temperate. Everything is doing well" We entreat the Piesident and his Cabi* net, for their own sskes. as well as for the sake nf the country, to let well enough alone.— N. y. Tribune. Erery Man tats own Vice-Pres ident. Mr. Phillips ssys that he will not be lieve that the prejudice against the negro has disappeared until he sees a negro nominated for the Vice Presidency or competing favorably with Major Generals Now, one reason why there is a prejudice against the negroes is that they have ss yet as a race accomplished nothing great in war, or politics, or art, or literature If anybody will take the trouble to listen to an ordinary leoture or speech against negro equality, he will fiud tha» it is this absence of performance and of what the French call " preuves," in the great woikof civilization, which forms the basis of the wole argument. Were there ono or two or three flourishing negro States built up by negro industry, hon esty, skill, and valor, the negro color and conformation would go for nothing. It is the fact that there is uot, and hus not been in historic times, any such state which causes the negro to be reviled, persecuted, and enslaved, and which lias created the current belief in the'r moral and intellectual inferiority. Whether this is a good foundation tor such a be lief, we cannot discuss here. Hut we must remember that all individuals of all races t are judged by this self same stand ard. We all owe any special respect wo may meet with from our fellow-men to our performance! and uot to our promise, or supposed capacity. In other words, everybody has a " prejudice" against the arm who has achieved nothing. Therefore we say that, now that the American negroes are free, their true friend is he who says to them: " Work, work 1 show that you are industrious and can get rich as white men do; obey the laws and respect your proper ty —that is, show that you have the po litical sense on which States are formed, and by wlvch they are preserved ; culti vate your minds, show that your intel Icetual inferiority has heretofore been accidental and not real. When you are rich and shrewd uud educated and nu merous you will be powerful, and power will bring you inevitably political and social honor, and nothing elxe will or ouylit. Peoples are great and respect ed when they have done the things on which greatness and respectability are founded." Therefore the nomination of a colored man to the Vice Presidency will be, whenever it comes, the sign uot of the dis ippearance of prejudice only, butnlso ol the things which cause the prejudice. Colored men need not, therefore, trouble their heads about it any more than about the Presidency. It is not necessary either to their happiness, comfort, or respectability. It could not make them happy, comfortable, or unless they had other things previously ; and when they have the other things the Vice Presidency is sure to follow, or even more honorable positions than the Vice Presidency. When the ablest men at the bar are negroes we shall, we hope, have a negro Chief Justice of the Su preme Court, but not, we trust, one minute sooner. Negr es arc not entitled to high rewards simply for being black any more than they deserve slavery or ill treatment for not being white. We want fair play in this matter for every body, but we cannot have fair play if the gammon of the negro's injudicious friends cannot be checked. It is no more a hardship to the black to be ex cluded from high office beoause he does not command the confidence of his fel low-citizens than it is to the white man. If a negro has a right to be made a Vice Pre.-ident in order to show that people have no preju .ice against him, so has everybody else in the community, and exclusion from high office isasiur. Ihe only remedy for this sort of thing i9 the admission of every adult male and female, not insane, a pauper or a criminal, to the Vice Presidency or some other post of honor. The thing may be done by a simple amendment to the Constitution declaring every citizen of the United States to be a Vice President on taking the oath of office. Whether we should be any better off when this was done would remain to be seen ; but we caoh of us at least would have the consolation of knowing that it was no longer in the power of nominating conventions to ig nore our claims. If we stood on Mr. Phillips's ground we should i'o further, and insist on having a negro Vice Admi ral. As long as this office is monopolized by a white man we should, reasoning from his premises, assert fearlessly that there can be no security for 'he colored race.— The Nation. Kx Gov. WELLS on Saturday yielded, under protest, to a note from Gen Sheri dan requiring him to surrender his office, and Gov. Flanders has quietly succeeded him. General Sheridan reminded Mr. Wells that he had uot only acknowledged the right ot the District Commander to remove civil officers, but had urged it in other cases, only disputing it in his own. Gen. Grant deuies that ho had censured the action of Gen. Sheridan, and we can see no reason for expecting any interfer ence ou the part of the Government. Mr Wells has written to the President, how ever, accusing Sheridan of malice, and another letter to the General containing a couuter charge —Whito men having refused to aocept reappointment to the City Government of Mobile from Geo. Pope, Gen. Swayne has directed the vacancies to be fided With <J(slor£ti men. This is right, but it shows that loyal men should have been chosen at fiist. —Two colored men have been appoint ed to offices by the City Council of Washington. —A convention of the Republican party of North Carolina is oalled for fepWmbw 4tlf. she guucrirau CitUm. f®- The LargeU Circulation oj any Paper in the County. rANDERSON, - - - Editor. BUTLER PA. WEDNESDAY, IVXE 10,1807. "Liberty and Union, Now and F®ro»or, Ono and ( fisaparabla."— D. Wabator. Union Republican County Ticket. ASSEMBLY: JAMES T. M'JUNKIN, JOHN EDWARDS, [LAWRENC* CO.] [Subject to District Nomination.] TREASURER: HUGH MORRISON. COMMISSIONER : CHARLES HOFFMAN. JURY COMMISSIONER : CHARLES M'CLUNG. AUDITOR : J. CALVIN GLENN. Complimentary. Our coteuipurary, the editor of the sublime and inimitable sheet, miscalled the " Union Herald," in noticing the Republican nominations of this county, makes use of the following beautiful and complimentary language: "Greeley's blockheads held their primary election ou Saturday last, (June Ist.,) and the Convention met on Monday." If the man who penned this language was not known to possess a very great amount of blockheadism, and to be about as igno rant as the least educated of the Repub' lican party, it might be necessary to notice "him. We do not believe in whole sale denunciations and base vituperation, but we think it ill becomes a man who is connected with as much ignorance, big->t ry, and superstition, politically, as the editor of the Herald, to call a large, respectab'e and enlightened portion of the citizens of Rutler county, "Greeley's blockheads." " Men who live in glass houses should not throw stones." Men, who all their lives have advocated sla very, whiskey an I ignorance, should be the last to call their peers and superiors, " blockheads." The language, to say the least, is indicative of a narrow, vindictive and contracted mind, nod could only euienate from ignoiance or wilful hatred, as no gentleman, or man of good common sense, would be guilty of applying such low phrases to those who ate his equals, and in many cases his superiors. When the editor of the Ilerald speaks again, we would advise him to remember his political status. Bull ltoad. Our people appear to be much concern ed with regard to a Railroad which shall pass through our county. We art often asked, "What about the Railroad ?" and we are as often compelled to answer that we have no reliable information to the effect that there is the least probability that we are to have a road under any present arrangements. So far as we are informed, we are about as far from get ting a Railroad as we have been at any previous period. We have had so many promises,and have as often been deceived, that we have no confidence in anything that is said by the corporations having control of thi« matter, and we have set tled down to the conclusion that, if re are depending on the power that has cons trolled the Legislature of Pennsylvania for so long, to build a road through Rut ler county, we ate sold for less than Esau got for his birthright. Provisos, which wo were 'old were binding upon the Pa. Central Railroad Company, and would compel them to build us a road have, thus far, not been worth to us the paper uprn which they were printed. It has been all promise and no pay. If those who pretend to know and are in the se crets of the monopoly of Pennsylvania have anything to say, that will enlighten the people on this subject, they will now be hetrd. Military Power in tlie South. Ihe military power in the South not only corrects the abuses of civil authori ty in the unsettled State*, but provides for the general security by strengthening civil authority. Oa the one hand, Gen. Griffin has removed the police of Galves. ton, Texas, lor injustice to the negroes, and io Georgia, on the other, an order has wisely been issued by Col. Sibley for the filling of all vacanoies in civil offioesi whether they be local or State. IT i* established that General Grant backs tip Sheridan in removing Weill and those who hindered the restoration of the State on the basis of loyalty. This proof of General Grant's devot onto ideas and aims involved in the struggle in which he won so much renown, was not needed to satisfy dispassionate observers of his course, and as an interpretation of the ground wherever be btands, it will s il«D«« all ami. Erie and PlMabnrgh Railroad. The extension of the Krie and Pitta burgh Railroad by the Connoquenessiog sad Pine Creeks, it is said will soon be oonmenned. The Youngstown (Ohio) Courier, in referring to this improvement, remarks that " this road runs through valuable coal fields, and a large tract of the territory adjacent is owned by some of the Youngstown coal operators. It will also affect, in a measure, the looal traffic io coal and minerals. From a let ter before us. containing the reporta of parties interested in the coal deposit** along the line of the route proposed above we glean the following particulars:— Speaking of the drilling on Pine creek, in Allegheny county, the report says that three miles above Sharpshurg, on the Shaw farm, the upper vfein of coal now worked by the rolliug mill company of Messrs. Spang, flerron & Co., is five to fi-e and a half feet thick. The second vein, which it sixty feet below the first, is seven feet thick, and the third vein, two hundred an I sixtocn feet from the surface, is twenty-four feet thick. Far ther up the stream, on the lligby fann. are reported a vein of upper coal, and also a vein of Black Scotch Iron ore, 40 fee* thick, which will yield an average of 70 per cent. iron. About a mile above this is an exposed vein of rich-Kidney iron ore, six feet thick, yield about 40 per cent. On the Witezell farm, at the mouth of Mountain Run, the drill dis covered at seventy feet below the surface, a seveu feet vein of coal, and at the depth of 200 feet, a twelve feet vein. The Next Prcnitleiiey. Tfie New York Timet discusses this question at length, starting out with the declaration that "the rising tide" is un mistakably for Grant. It thinks the po sition of the General makes him stronger than any other man, both as to principles and expediency ; that his wish not to bo considered a candidate is in his favor and an element of strength, and that in what* ever light the question of candidacy is viewed he stauds foremost. The Times concludes its article as follows: "We look forward to the nomination of General Grant by the National Con* vention of the Union party. That the most strenuous efforts will be made to defeat it is sufficiently evident from movements already made public The entire machiuery of the Republican party in the Southern States is in the hands of bis opponents, and the representatives of that party in the Convention, elected, as of oour.-e they will be, wholly by negro V' tes, will probably be cast against him. Rut the great body of the Union party in the North aud West will, unless we are greatly mistaken, become so satisfied that the existence of the party, as well as the welfare of the country, depend upon his becoming a candidate, that we have very little doubt of that result." Democratic Slate Convention. On Tuesday of last week, the so called Democracy of Pennsylvania met in Con» vention at Ilarrisburg, to place in nomi nation a candidate for the office of Judge of the Supreme Court, to be supported by that party at the ensuing fall election. C. E. Royle, Est]., of Fayette county, and late a member of the Legislature, ■"■ as the permanent Chairman of the Con. ven'ion. On the ,'econd ballot Hon. Geo. Sharpwood, of Philadelphia, was chosen. A better selection could not have been made from their ranks. At this writing we have not seeu their resolutions; how ever, they profess to have the good and glory of our country at heart. The peo pie will expect them to repudiate une quivocally the infamous Chicago platform denouncing the war as a failure, and the plitforiu of their State Convention— solemnly adopted last year—declaring the history of our great war to be but " debt, slaughter, and disgrace." They ought to take back these offensive insul s and apologise to the soldiers and the peo* pie for their treasonable acts. Closing I'p, It has generally been the custom of merchants and business men to close up their stores and places of business on the 4th of Jiy. We know of no reason why every American citizen and individual who is permitted to enjoy the rich blessings of civil liberty which was purchased by our Revolutionary aires, should not refrain from their usual occupations on our Na tional Sabbath. Will we not all agree in this matter, and rest from our laoors upon that day t No person should be so nar row contracted in his views as not to be willing to " close up" shop for one day in each year, in remembrance of the great deliverance wrought out for us through the blessings of God, by our glorious ancestors. We wish to have it to say of the citizens of Butler, that we have a patriotic, libertydoving people; that the spirit of '76 still courses in their veins; and that they honor the memory of the patriotic dead—and that they adore that Divine Providence who gave us the victory, the fruits of which we are now enjoying. —The Legislature of Texas, in 1866, having no better way to remove loyal Judges, and wishing to protect the guer rillas of the State, abolished the Judi* cial Districts in which Union men were elected Judges. Gen. Sheridan has de clared that act null and void, and directs the Judges elected to perform their du i t&T The Attorney General has pub lished his opinion relative to the power of Military commanders to depose civil officers under the Reconstruction act.— He decides adversely to such power. It is thought the President will immediately reinstate all the officers deposed by Bher idan and Pope. The Washington Chron• icle, in a two.column article, imperatives ly coinma-jds a quorum of members of Congress in July, to legislate on this sub ject. Tbad. Stevens has also written a letter urging members to be punctual in their attendence. The intimation that the President would call Congress in Au gust is regarded as a ruse to prevent the assembling of a quorum in July. A jury has been obtained in the Sur. ratt case. Chief Justice Cartter pres des on the trial. The examination of wit nesses was to have commenced on Mon day. Latest advices from Mexico say Max imilian is to be banished. Crop* In the Went. A writer in the Chicago Journal com pares the present with former backward seasons, and comes to an encouraging c inclusion as to the growing crops. For twelfe years he has kept a record, and from it he perceives that the present is by no means the most backward. 0.1 the contrary seasons more backward than this produced good crops. Referring to lowa in particular, he says : " The prospect for wheat was never better iu lowa at this time of the year than it is at the present. A great deal of corn has been planted, and much of it is now coming up, aud while admitting that the season is backward, I can but believe (judgiui; the future by the past) lhat there is ye' time for an abundant harvest of corn, wheat an! oats, in 1867."" The Crops. Nine-tenths of all the reports icceived at th e Agricultural Department tluriup the past month agree as to favorable prospects for the coming harvost. Never, according to the Commissioner's summing up, has there been so general an expres sion of encouragement. Information received at the General Land Office from the rt est states that the entire country shows signs of plen teous harvest. The crops of wheat, rye oats, barley, grasses, and fruits of alt kinds are said to be in a eondition never exceeded in this country. The corn is not high, but good, and gives every prorn of a great harvest. TIIE President, it is reported, threatens to convene Congress in August, if it does not come together in July, giving as a reason the trouble growing out of the reconstruction laws. One would suppose that the President would prefer almost anything before a meeting of Congress; and we question very much if the report truly reflects the Presidential purpose. If the South has any influence with Mr. Johnson, it had better use it to keep quiet—enforce the law—and hive Con gress as far away from Washington as posssible. NEXT to the perfect silence of the Democratic State Convention on the Free Railroad question, is its silence concern ing Audrew Johnson. For him they have not a word ; like a squeezed lemon, he is cast aside. One year ago the case was wholly different. Then hundreds of offices fascinated hundreds of Democrats. Having either lost or won the spoils, they have no further occasion to speak well if hi.n. GOVERNOR WELLS having declined to comply with General Sheridan's re l quest to vacate his office, was informed by the latter that he would, if necessary, be expelled by fore.!," whereupon the Governor, to use his own eioqu»nt and expressive language, " sunendered to the sword"—this being a figurative aud gub ernatorial way of saying that hesurrend, cred in order to save Rrigadier General Forsyth the necessity of taking him by the collar of au ordinary black broadcloth coat, aud draggiug hiui out of the Gov ernor's room. General Sheridan has written a letter to Secretary Stanton, justifying his action and giving un account of Mr. Well's rfficial career wh oh is anything but flattering. As we h-ive said before, we think the country will heartily approve of Gen ral Sliendau's course, and will readily believe his ac count of any Lousiana politic an. The only question was whether the Govern' uient at Washington would feel justified in sustaining what at first appeared 'o be tbe removal of an officer simply for having appealed from the military com' mander's decision but General 3heri' dan now explains that Mr. Wells's depo. sition has been due to his general char acter and that of his administration. We believe it is the testimony of every honest man who has set foot in New Or leans—since General Rutler left it, at least—that a mor; corrupt, self-seeking set than many of the leading Unionist politicians of that city there does not exist, and worse record of knavery than a strict investigation of the First National Bank would reveal, it would be hard to find, as it wri through this establishment that they carried on their operations. That an honest soldier like Sheridan should have at least got his haud on them, as well as on their rebel neighbors, and should as thoroughly understand their character, will give hearty satisfac tion to everybody who believef-, as we do, that no political opinions, however " sound," can make knaves and charla tans anything bat a curse to the oominu. nity —The StHtm. i (Eammuukatiotts. For the CitiMa. Psalmody. Ms. EDITOR: —After the late discus sion of this question, we naturally ask, has any good been dine ? If the prej» udice heretofore existing between Psalm and Hymn singers has been decreased, then, good has been done; but if it has been increased, then harm has been done. There is no difference between Psalms and Hymns, except that the l.itter are often smoo'her verse and better english* The ideas expressed and intended to be expressed are generally the sams, and God will hear both according to the sin. cere and good intention of'he worthiper. If the desire and design be to praise God for his goodness, justice and mercy, the matter of the appropriateness of the lan guage may well be left to each indivi<hi> aland all controversy falls to the ground. Let each msn, if be wishes, compose a psalm or hymn to suit his own particular circumstances, and a tune of his own fancy, if the desire and design are good, all is well. The heart is not the fruit of the composition, but the composition is the fruit of the heart. As to inspired Psalms or Hymns, we hive none in the English language, from the simple fact, no Eugl.shnian was ever inspired. If the Psalms of David alone should be sung because of inspiration, then the Jews are the most consistent worshipers. They use the Psalms of David to the present day in their Syna. pogues. but they always use the original Hebrew language. The identical words of inspiration: But—That God created all things ; That man fell; Tha' Christ made an atonement f"r sin; That he that be ieveth sh ill be saved ; That the wick el shall peri-h ; That there will be a day of Resurrection and of Judgment. These arc truths of inspiration and may be ex pressed in a hundred different languages and in a hundred different I orms in each language. The inspiration is in the truth, not in the particular words used. If we love God wtth all our heart, body, mind and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves, then our songs will be songs ol love, and God will be our refuge. Let us not quarrel about small things and neglect the weightier matteis of the law. OBSERVER. For tbft American Cltiten. Mr. EDITOR: My object in penning these few lines is, to impress upon the minds and hearts of the youthful readers of the Citizex, words of great worth, that fell from the lips of a beloved but now glorified sister in Christ. Those to whom were addressed sustaing to her, the cndearibgrelation of children, will doubt less accord to them a space on memory's page, to the last hour of their earthly ex istence. But language fraught with such excellent advice we woul 1 wish to im press on the minds of every youth who shall peruse the Citizen. They come to us from one of uiaturo years, with the shadows of death gathering around her, and with the yearn ing of a mother's heart that her farewell words might be as a beacon li<;ht to conduct them to the bliss ful port she is so soon to enter. The words which I would wish all the youth ful readers of the Citizen to heed are as follows : " My children, don't be out at night!" What innumerable snares w mid the feet of unwary youth escape would they but heed the advice, " don't be out at uight." To amplify in regard to the various temptations that beset the youth who spend their evenings from home, would require more space in the Citizen than we feel at liberty to occupy. Pa rents, portray them to your children, and a Imonish them to shun the appearance of evil. Study the ta-:es of y-iurchil dren, and provide hem »iti home en jo.mentg,suited to their tastes, to be.uile the evening housand ihus prevent their wandering from the parental roof in search of happiness. S. A B THE late Democratic Convention was ! fully in harmony with the party, which j his but one mission and one aim, and j that is to get. into power. If there is any I force in ihe common business maxim I about fixing the mind aud directing tl e efforts upon one ihin;/, we think the I 'em- j ncratic party has reasou to be hopeful, for it apparently has thought of nothing else than the regaining of power in the country even since its own treachery to the interests of the country forfaited and lo"t the power. With a single eye to its chief end —the seizure of the '• sceptre of dominion " as it was expressed in the opening of the Convention—the plans of the party were developed and exhib ited in the platform. They do not em brace anything relative to the general Railroad Law, the great popular meas ure of the State. Whether this omis sion results from their opposition tot' e law, as some maintain, or to an absolute forgetl'ulness of the interests of the State, through complete absorption in those of the party, it betrays a want of public spirit and of concern for the general pros perity. that cannot be trusted by the oeo> pie with the management of their affairs. THE latent peculiarity developed in the Tribune , is its frequent thieats at Secre tary Stanton, of whom it speaks as "sub servient" to the President. The Tribune is cons : stent. It could not speak other wise of Mr. Stanton after the part Mr. Greeley took in setting Davis free. Could Mr. Stanton have had his way, the or ganiser and head of the rebellion wou'd have had justice done him long ago. Mr. Stanton's efforts in this behalf reader bin s fit nark for the Ttibm»'» shafts Indian Affhlra. The true ooadition of iffiin is the In dian country is d : solosed in the following dispatches from Governor Hunt and Mr. M'Clura to the Secretary of War, and the instructions is.«ued by the Express C< mpany to its agents. We clip thea fn m the Kocky Mountain Newt of May 28th. OOV. HUNT TO SECRETART STANTON. DENVER, May 27, 1867. To E. M. Stanton, Vtiukington,D. C. SIR :—Depredations from Indiana, ea onr eastern and western borders, are of daily occurrence. The present military, being mostly infantry, are entirely'inad equate for the protection of aettlere ami the great thoroughfares 1 would moat respectfully ask (as in Montana,) aathor ity to organize mounted volunteers for a campaign against the savages. Three hundred friendly Utes will join the ex pedition, with your permission. Respectfully, A. C. MONT, Got. HON. A. K. M'CLURE TO Till SAME. DENVER, May 27, 1867. To E. M. Stanton, Wcuhington, D. C. SIR : —I beg your prompt attention te Governor Hunt's dispatch. I have been detained here two weeks, bcoause Indians nid the western route at pleasure, and l here is no pretense of adequate military protection. Please give prompt and de cisive orders. l'Assengers, mails aad emigrants are wholly at the mercy of In. dians. A. K. M'CLURI. Mr. W. 11. Cottrell, superintendent ef the United States Express Company, Den« ver Division, has issued a oircular of i«- struciions to agents and employees on the plains, urging upon them the utmoel vig ilance and promptness. One paragraph contains wholesome advise : ''You will hold no oominunicatloa with the Indians whatever; and if they wiah to ttlk, they must goto the regular post*. If Indians come within sh toting distance, shoot them ; show them no merey, or they will show you none." THE NEW YORK Herald , under the head of " Increase of Intemperance," says : " Extremes in legislation are bad.— They increase the evils whijh they ate intended to suppress When forgery aud arson were punished with death, ttu»e crimes were of more frequent occur* re nee than they are at present. Offend ers counted upon the scruples of jurors for immunity. Sumptuary laws have just the same tendency Whenever as unnecessary interference with the tastes or enjoyments is attempted, it is sure te provoke excesses in the very habits which it is desired to correct. This has been the effect of the present Excise law.— There never was so much drunkenness observable a* since it came into operation. I'eople will always resist what they con* sidur an injustice. The liquor law is unjust,because it restricts the enjoyments of the poor, while it favors those of the rich ; and the poor man will drink all the more from the desire to oppose it. The authors of this measure have a great responsibility to answer for. They have made more drunkards by it than the liberty of free indulgence would ever have created." We do not copy the above because we suppose any one fancies it worth refutation, but because we wish to fix attention on the fact that rum selling revolts at any restriction or regulation whatever. Wherever it is menaced with prohibition, it pleads for re uletion in stead ; but it conforms no more to regu lation than to prohibition. It will either control the laws or defy them, save as it yields to the strong arm of compulsion. If we had a prohibitory act ia operation today, it would not be denounced and detested one whit more by the ribald firess than the present moderate lioense aw is. Let these facts be carefully treasured.—iV. Y. Tribune. From Richmond—Tbe Repab* 11 can Party Harmonized. RICHMOND, June 12.— The two com* mittees appointed by the two wings of the Republican party at the conferenee last night, met Seuator Wilson and lhrva< other delegates from Union League- I .tubs of New York, Philadelphia, and. Boston, at the Ballurd House, where all existing divisions of sentiments were ad« justed. Hun. J. M. Ujtw accepted on behalf of the Iriends of the Charlottsville convention, a proposition for a j >int con vention of the two wings, as follows : To the Unconditional Union Men »112 Virginia ;—The Republican Stite Con. mittee, and the undersigned, citizens of the State of Virginia, who here avow our* selves un onditional Union men and members of the great Republican party of the United States, call on all others of like condition as common sufferers not to throw away this golden opportunity to rescue ourselves, our ohildren and onr ."'late from the hands of those who have brought nothing but Wir, desolation, want and wretchedness upon our land, to meet in council at Richmond as more convenient thun Charlottesville, on Au gust Ist. next, at noon, at the African church, for the purpose of extending and peifecting the organization of the Re publican party, commenced by the con vention assembled at Richmond on the 17ih of April last. The call is signed by the State Com mittee, Gov. Pi rpoiut, Hon. J. M. Botts, Lewi* McKenzie,of Alexandria, and 300 others. IT would seem from the following that Ruseian America, lately ceded to the United States, is not such a barbarous region as some would have us belive. In 1858 there were nine Othodox Greek churches in that region. These churches numbered twelve thousand pirishioners. Five of the ordained ministry were nativea of this country, of the mixed foreign and Indian decent. Religioua bcoks hid been translated into native tongues. Several schools were oicnected with the churches. The "Spiritual Seminary" had been lately removed from New Archangel to the Yakootsk. Not one crime had been reportod in their parishes for forty years ! This is the information which comes from Burning statistical return".