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Turn Koa la aow the leadln eoontry
Taaklr la New England. Ka other weekly newa.
uer, anceaaeoted with a dally, baa aa large a clr
ruation within one-liiird. Nor in there a paper Id
be Dsited Bute wnuaa elrculillon In Ita borne
leM la o nearly onlrereal aa the Viimilai Corju
it arona-e. It aTeracee one la all of the popo
atieo In Brettleboro; one la nine of he populations
Wlndbeia oounij aa a whole. In tbe county and
arritory Immediately adJoii- ,on the north, eaiil
ud weal, lta elrcnlatloa eeeeu. that -of all the otb
r papere eomMaed which are putUUlted in the
aaame territory.
AdrertlilEf ardari say Include ti PenaiDjtoa
M the Itate aditlsa at aa advance of U 1-8 per cent
M Uo aaera ratea; tbe OrecnBeld at a ad
iwaee of 60 par eaat, aad all four at an adrance of
Wowan'i Kellef Corpa Auxiliary to the
Urand Army of the lU-publlc. '
BitATTiiEBOito, July 28, '85.
Geneihi. Order No 4.
Our nation mourns the death of Its great
champion and leader. Through nine months
he bravely endured disease, but now he has
found release from weariness and suttering, and
has entered into his eternal rest. In the death
' of the undaunted soldier, Ulysses S Grant, the
" people of these United States have met with a
great and deplorable loss. He was an unsellisn
patriot, a hero in battle, and a general of match
less ability. As a soldier he was iree from
malice or envy to his comrades m arms. As a
Tictor he was most magnanimous to his defeat
ed foes. A man of deeds, not words ; the hero
of Vicksbur and Appomattox, who was never
defeated in battle, won from his fellow country
, uieu the fullest measure of gratitude, honor and
Praised and exalted as few men in any age
tave been, he retained in the height of prosper
ity tha'same manly and generous spirit, which
won for him the conndence and esteem or the
American people. '
His life is ended, bis last victory on earthly
battle fields has been won, yet even in death he
has been the victor. It can truly be sid that
te was one ''. "- j" 'i'"-".''-'-T-.'2
.vi "Vhoso cfcty was hie crlid, : .
" Whose calice tbe warriors part.
Who when the light wa done,
The grim last foe defied,
Naught knew save victory won,
Surrendered not but died.
Upon tbe day of the funeral of Gen Grant
tbe members of the Woman's Belief Corps m
Vermont are requested to unite with the Grand
Army Posts of the slate in the public services
to be held in honor of his memory.
Department President.
Department Secretary.
July 21. 1880.
Prices. Market Beef A few choice at
$9 50 a 10 00 j extra, $8 00 a 9 00j firs quality
S6 75 a 7 25 ; second quality, $4 a a 0 oO ; third
quality, $4 00 a 4 50.
Store Cattle Working Oxen per pair, from
8100 a 223 ; milch cows and calves from la,
a 838: farrow cows. $15 a 31 ; fancy cows, $u0
a 80; yearlings, $10 a 20 j thrte years old,
2Swine-Western fat, live, 41-4 a 4 7-Solb.
.Northern dressed hogs, 5 1-4 a 5 l-2c lb.
Sheep and Lambs In lots, ?2 oO, a ?4 ou
Lambs, 6 a 7c per lb.
Veal calves, 2 1-2 a 6c lb. ', .
Trices of Hides, Tallow and Skins Brighton
Bides 7 1-4 a 7 l-2c lb; Brighton Tallow ,4 1-2
a 5 l-4c lb; country hides, 6 00 a 6 l-2c lb;
county tallow, 3 1 2 a 4 l-2c lb; pelts, 62c a $1
each; calfskins, 10 a 11c lb; dairy skins, 50 a
75c each. - . .
Poultry Receipts, 5 tons at 10 a 12c, with
" turkeys at 15c lb.
Hnarh Conway'a last and Most Weird.
: Next week the Kbfobmer will begin, and In four
weoka complete, the publication of "Carrliton'a
Gift," by Hugh Conway, author ot 'Called Back,"
TWk nv ." and "A Family Affair." Thi la tha
taut itorv written by thla oolobrated nova let, who
died at Mbnaoj in May laat. No story writer aihoo
Dlckena haa made so atrong no Impreaelon wo' hie
time at Hufc Conway, and none has doveloped 10
original a geiiju") o koou an analyele of hurann
character and ao attractive and matter-of-fact style
of writing. The Befobhkr baa already riven Ita
readere his two groateat worhs, "Dark Days" and
"Called Back," and Its readers will doubtless be
eagor to aeo his last work.
WhoHaa Jnat Marrlerl Princess IJeatHcg
Biid for Whom the Mleerly t'Jf the
BngliSih Jf2SV Appropriated.
Boston, July 21, 18S5.
Eggs. Fresh Vermont sell at 14 to 15, fresh
Eastern at 15 to 00c, Western at 12 to 13c.
Cheksb. The market is dull. Choice nor
thern new sells at 7 1-2 to 8c, and lower grades
in proportion.
Potatoes. There Is no demand for old
potatoes. New potatoes are selling for 2.00
to 82-25 per barrel.
Buttek. New Northern creamery sells at
18 to 20c, Vermont and New York dairy at 16
to 17c, Western fresh-made creamery at 18 to
19c. Jobbing price range higher.
Poultry. Choice turkeys sell at 18c to
19c, common to eood at 14 to 15c, and old at 11
to 13c; choice chickens at 18 to 22c, and com
mon to good at U to 15c per pound.
Provisions There is no change to notice in
uork crime at jttA 17 00 ; mess at $18 a
19 00; clear and W t $18 50 a 19 00. Beel
at 811 00 a 13 00 forSes and extra mess, and
13 50 a 14 SO bbl tor family and plate. Lard
at 8 1-4 a l-2c lb. Smoked hams 13 a 14c lb,
as to quality. ,. " .
Hat ahd Straw. Receipts licht. Choice
prime hay at $21 to $22; fancy, $23a24; me
Sinm to good, $29 to 621 ; choice E tstern fine,
17 to 1; poo' Eastern, $15 to $16, and
Eastern swale at $11 to $12 per ton. Choice
rye straw sells t $22.00 to $23.00, and oat
Beanb. Vermont handpicked pea beans sell
t $1.60 to $1.65; common to good, $1-40 to
nicked medtams, $1.4 to $10; choice screened
nediums, $1J0 to $140; common screened,
At w. c 1 oo. .Hn;wi ITjkrfnnnt imrirovpil Yel
low Eyes, $145 to $0.00; old-fashioned Yellow
Eye $1 J to $0.00 j lied Kidneys, $U90 to
per wuKi.
riour and Acaln.
Floitb Western superfine $3 50 a S 75, catn-
... . -u.) .Ana uul MinnMotaeai-
tea at $4 85 a 4 5 bbl, Ineladling choice bak
ers. Winter wneaia naw ueea scmug r w
at $4 35 for atone and roller MieAigan, $4 85 a
ft li for Ohio and Indiana and (4 60 and 6 00
Jor Saint Loui anel Illinois. In patent sprinr
. .... 1 L t as feu .iU mm A
ejraeac toe aaiea o ix.u v m v . ,
. wkata al a.r, OO - 5 ISO bbl :
cora anew! $2 40 3 45 per bbL Uya flour
33 M a 4 29 bbl. Oat meal, $4 60 a 4 SO for
eoaad mud 5 25 a 6 00 for cut.
Gkahi Corn, yellow, 63 a 64e: high mixed
H57 a&acandnegredeat 4a49ctmh. Oat
hava beea aeiling at 40 a 41c for No'l, and ex
tr white. No 2, at 38 a 39c; No 3 white at 36 a
37c bash. Ky sell from 70 a 72c bosh.
Oatb.-No 1 wuwe, 43 1-2 to 44 l-2c; No!,
white, 40 1-4 to 41ct N 3 white, 39 I -2c; No 1
mUed, 41c, and io i mixed at 39 to 40c per
aabeL v N
William Hollard was found dead in tbe
wend at Fhcbburg !. week Tboraday. He
i ommiued euicide by hanging. II was prob
t Vj roiaoe thxough contuiued poor health.
This administration of "rebel sympathizers
seems to have been needed to secure our veter
an soldiers anything like honest treatment from
the pension bureau. Gen Black, heartily sup
ported bv Secretary Lamar, although he is an
old confederate, has been at work ever since he
entered office uprooting abuses and restoring
the pension business to order, promptness and
efficiency. In Boston the pension agent, re
cently removed for cause, allowed his office to
be managed by a gang of thieves who so preyed
upon and robbed the pensioners that the Re
publican pension examiner who was j sent to
look into this office wrote in December. 1883,
Zt he had found a state of things m . corrupt
that it would puzzle hell to reproduce and om
nipotent to duplicate." While the Pension
agent was not shown to have taken part in this
corruption, his knowledge of it was clearly
shownVs long i " in 1833. But this inefrf-
puWiSS aAuiinrtWri J4' Kf ' "f e
lul Doliticifl worJiteT. ' f ,
The pension atont in San Francisco is shown
bv reports made tn January, 18S4, to have tak
en a hand himself in swindling a poor, paral
yzed and blind soldier out of the greater part
ot his pennon arrears, which amounted to $17,
216, by getting himself made the soldier s
cnardlan and then investing his money in
Jtockofamineof which this pension agent
was president, and which, of course, proved
worthless. The report of this shameful tran
saction, with e very cruel detail substantiated,
was made to the republican Pension Bureau in
January,lS83, but the scandal was never dis
turbed until a Democraric administration came
wrhe Pension Agent at Philadelphia has re
cently been remoed on the exposure of a con
.tuinnnr thlnmi in his office which General
Black, the pension commissioner, refuses to
make public, unless the removed agent should
demand it. Mr Nordboff of the N Y Herald
has seen the official report on this office, and
the statements there made by republican ex
aminers show that it was high time tor a
The noteworthy Ifact about these cases, as
about the customhouse frauds, and so many
other corruptions uncovered, is that they are
proved by Republican official testimony. In
every one of the departments, the proof and the
record has been made out by the few honest
officials, and when the easy going Arthur went
out, he left them as a proof of his own ineffi
ciency or inability to cope with the evil ele
ments of his own party. Naturally the new
administration acts upon tms eviueuto im,u-
ever it can.
Dr Lorine,has not yet fulfilled bis promise to
explain the $208 ot shortage in his accounts as
commitsioner of agriculture, and Comtroller
Durham, a blunt, matter-of-fact old Democrat,
after weeks of waiting, has ordered his clerks
to get the papers ready in me case, aim vueu no
will forward them to Solicitor McCue, and he
ill bring a suit in the federal courts to recover
i'romDr Loring the amount claimed to be due
from him. Controller Durham says there is
no escape for the ex-coraraissioner being found
guilty. The amount of his bonds is only $10,-
000, but tbe treasury uncerst win mat tuey
can find property enougu 10 m,h
Ur Loring s irienas aay luai 11 juuKuu, .
found against him, be will ask congress to re
lieve btra. Judge Durham, however, think,
that congress will order an investigation any
way, and go to the bottom of the former man-
aeement 01 me agri;uiiuii uvm...
that case juue iuuim " -r
for certain documents now in bis possession
from well-known gentlemen, in whien, they
charge not only irregularity and Illegality, but
also corruption in the expenditure of agricul
tural department funds, giving facts and ask
ing to have the matter probed. Another offi
.i.i .kiha itonartment i in trouble in tbe per-
. rj Phioi riipmUt Wilev. whom Dr Loring
put in Dr Collier's place. Wik y was an ardent
Blaine man, auu - r.--
Ouly two Cleveland votes were cast In the de
partment, one was by W P Wheeler of New
York, a $1200 clerk. -He was discharged on
f.i . .o.n,mniiatinn. In return he tas
filed charifeWegarding Wiley' official integri
ty .n,l can V. The president ha referred
th.m tn noiAJssioner Colman with instruc
tions to itet at the facta. Tbe Indiana Demo
e ra.. Wilev' state, also demand his dismissal.
fcjtlaiue's brother stiil holds bis $1400 tintr
ND.J'..n.l..r it- r!ilmn. al
i h ia twiaaiiiilitr of some trouble, with
Ecuador ever the Santo matter. It is aid
that tbe president of that republic i going to
pass over the demand of Secretary Bayard for
fh. .Laa r M Santoa. but tbe state depart
ment will iwtt . Jters from the commander of
the Iroquois, wmcu oas ueen acm w .i
k,am ana further artion la taken.
The signal corps officer at Pensacola, Scrgt
Mii-hael nfcGanrau. who refused to accept
Privata f3fWtl U hia assistant because of bis
color, is a ader arrest, and Gen Hazen ha pre
ferred rbaroe against him and asks for a court
Wholesale suspensions, in clearing tbe super
itnHnt. aaaistiuit. dasboraina; agent, and
.k morhanMiM rera ordered bv tbe Presi'
j in tha .at of tha ft M Coast and Geodic
atojwpw Kaiardar. This action was the result
of charge preferred by First Auditor Cberio
h ariin aaHita tlv account of tlis Coast Sur
vey Bureau, and who insist that be ba not
f.mnd a uni!a uv-aaat rUlht ret. A lnveati-
fi-tjoa into the whole business is to be made.
Cak-donia County is in labor with triplets,
Col Frank Fairbanks and H C Ide of St
Jobesbury and 8 8 Thompson of Lyndon are
(uepected of being candidate for lieutenant
Governor. ,
. Be Saved the Union. . (j
"He saved the Union" lay that able and In
fluential southern journal, the Mobile Register,
in its obituary on Grant. "And .this triumph"
It adds "time bas shown to be a triumph for the
south as well as the north." There bas not
been in the last 25 years 10 encouraging a devel
opment In the broad patriotic view, a the man
ifestation of grief all through the' south over
Gen Grant' death. . It is universal., Only cne
dissenting voice has been heard,irom a single
fire eater in the Georgia legislature, who op
posed the resolution of adjournment, when tbe
news of the great general's death was received.
But the vote was unanimous against him, and his
exhibition of sectional spleen in a speech was
followed with a torrent of hisses.
This feeling at the south is undoubtedly due
In a measure to Grant's magnanimous conduct
after Appomattox. When ho refused to take
the side arm and horses of the vanquished
army, but told General Lee that the men would
need them for the corps, it was a simple act
which would win the heart of a less impulsive
people than that of tte south. And one ol the
brightest pages of his career is that when be
resisted the imperious demand of Stanton and
Johnson" for a viudictive policy toward the
southern leader. Judge Underwood organized
a kind of court, made op, it has been said, of
camp followers, and procured 52 Indictments
against General Lee and his officers for treason,
or other allegod crimes growing out of the war.
Gen Lee addressed a letter to Grant saying that
he did not wish to.'avoid any responsibility for
the eon8eqnences of his personal conduct, but
he would ,be. pleased if Goneral Grant would
write him how he understood the terms" of his
surrender." Grant replied promptly, with alia
soldier's honest frankness : "I have received
your letter, and have sent it to the office of the
secretary of war, with this endorsement, 'I un
derstood the terms of your surrender, that you
and the army nndpr rr command were not to
be mjiiJ y eituer tIie civ11 or military . arm
nf Jirnment while you remained peace
JfJot bi under the' laws of the republic,
and luattf would not.be responsible for the vio
lation of the plighted faitt of the government
thus made by me.' " Sainton issued an order I
for their arrest, but Gen Grant insisted army
and decisively that he had accepted the pa"5'?
of those officers and would never permit j't be
violated. , Stanton, who had the bag ot
President Johnson, in his imperioW way a3'
manded submission, reminding tbe general that
he was secretary of war. "AndJ."saio the
other, "am Gen Grant." Giant's position was
so .manifestly that of honor and justice
that he cirried his point, and Stanton nnauy
revokod the order. Chauncy Al Dopew tnti
mated In his reminiscences of Grant that the
contest was so warm at onoitime as to-thrwtcn
another ontbreak of civil war. He says that
Grant detailed the facts fully to him, and he
shall write them out if no one else does. .
Bui bevond even this feeling towards a just
and generous eonqaeror, the expressions from
tbe South which we publish In another column,
are doubtless due to a realization that the fail
ure . of secession was a ' blesting. , Hardly
an intelligent man can he onnd In the wnoi
sect'o? ..falijst-i v'va. ji
Thomrht; ami aruVuViava been emancipated
and the states ha've entered upon a career
m-osoeritv and progress, of vigor and hope, sul,
as they never could have dreamed of 25 years
ago and they know it is because they were
forced Into the Union.
Our prohibitory friends aro making qnie a
strong still hunt to overthrow the present law.
A petition signed by clergymen prominent in
the sta,te, calling upon the people to aid with
money and influence m creating a sentiment
that will overthrow the licence law has been issued.
The Virginia Democratic
nesday unnanimously non;
Hugh Lee, and a dashing caV
ing the war fA-Goveruor. .
. T..T,.Trr,w has 'tfuflered check of
cent from the hard times. The arrivals for -the
yettf ending June 80 were 887,8 agamat oW,-
. a res O09 In IRS'l. '
OS-t last year rmu 1---
.t 1. ,..f j,. f"note tbatTrrB-alwr De-
vatM tirket been nomtrMted In Utah in
contradistinction ? the reoffis's party which
is -the -Mormon party. "'"
mot thb saints ar losing grwThcy have
always claimed to be Democrats. ;;
AiMosT the only mean1 and ungenerous
thing that ever came' frotffrant was his at
tack on Hancockin the hByJthe campaign
of 1880. But afterwards in that spirit of honor
and justice so characteristic. Jf himj Grant ac
knowledged the wrong jndSjsksd, Hancock's
pardon for it. ' ; -VT
- M He Lessees, report on the Panama
canal company, m.lntolns that the Canal will
Z tmS in l88. 'He y Colon-
.P'alt 5- "ot afr,ctJ,e.sliare.hold.
ers. Two rawtoXsw,a Jjirict.'PlK.
complete thew1 f&ffiXm
total cost of VS00? fra?s
to which must be adnter.t-y- ;
a state of chronic .goTernm- rt
York's.- Mayor Ltw has rmrortutjed. a system
appointment byc.vil serv reform method
So chief engilteer of work, re-
ports that during tbe past -
no poUtical inflfTnce to the employes,"
and mat, as a "net
ruitted to retnmupon the jork. Mhere is
notasingletareof the rinett aOTlication
nfthe reftn systen)i where evin those who hod
bee,, opposed to it hfavi not beer forced to ad
..... . - . . '
Hilt its aavHumts0"
Some hints of what is going on in Vermont
politics, and that Smalley might be instrnmen.
Ul in fomenting some ugly discords in the Re
publican organization up there, were net the
least of tbe reasons why Mr Manning aavisea
that the change be made at once. Washing
ton Correspondence or the Boston Advertiser.
What does this mean ? Who has been telling
around Washington that Smalley wouia oe
litnW tn (.mnlov Democratic influence in the
A 1...
fight between Smith and Edmunds. J:-ai
Persia is said to be weary of Russian and
English intrigues and seeking the help of Ger
many. It has been pretty evident for some
time that Persia stands in great danger of being
crushed in the tension attending the pressure of
Russian and British interests in the east.
A ministerial crlsisys imminent in Turkey,
and Said Pacha, who has opposed the alliance
with England, will probably have to retire.
The Reformer thought (hat It covered its
subject as thoroughly as newspaper space
would permit, in its special uraut numuer 01
April 31, when it was believed that the brave
sufferer could not possibly survive that day.
But the sketch of his career and character then
given is admirably supplemented to-day by the
facts ot his death and the reminiscences from
his comrades in army and political life which
we reproduce in another column. It is a nota
ble fact, to which we have given just promi
nence, that hit molt distinguished antagonists
in politics as wel) as war, unite in paying hearty
tribute to bis great and gocd character as
man and a patriot. It exhibits tbe best side of
our national character a side which great
sorrow s always sure to develop.
ittel s
his ap;
fiance ot tho
sistantand div
men, one a son ; put a nj
l ... . : w .
uncus in caurge ot we regtr1,d(,pnfaient ;is
mlssed all the janitprs.and.fllledtbr placesAu
Democrats, another son being rJdejoeadjani
tor; dismissed five employes co-S1 directly
within the scope of tha civil
their places to Djnipcrats, and lovci four
women in tbe mall-bag repair partment W
make room for Democratic vot- He is ac
cused of saying openly that ihad promised
th.se places to Democrats.' 'old these Dire,
ocrdts before the examlnon that if they
passed the examination I Juki give them the
places. I would notappoil aman.no matter
how high an examination k passed, if he was
a Republican. I don't kiow what the last
election meant If it did not mean that Ropub-i
(leans wore to be tiirnsd
Th Uichford Gazette i says tost oecause jtm
o. .Wrinn Gov HebvSUSaWfc'r(tiS-
faction with Senator Edmaadf eotirse duringSL
tbe-eampaign, Smith's worke soon came to
him for" counsel and sitance,T'iit Hendee who
had then cooled down mMccttitt, repu
diated the whole buidTtorossed the
opinion that Smith couidnt ,ieat ino, side of
Edmunds. "As a conseqnenco bf tfs the Ga
ette says M Hendee's free pass fas cut off
the first of January, and that a number of oth
er prominent men in the state havejalso failed
to get their passes renewed after thef have ven-
nred to suggest the absurdity of smiw 8
pirations. This has at least tjeen a irtqueui,
texpense in the past. Newsyapirs and polit
ions that hive dona Smith'slsorvlca have al
ways found their passes err-off, when they
hAv d,imd to crltlcisa Smith U politics or rail
road management, aad the passes have returned
It is notatall unlit'1 that Mr Jones has ex
ercised this diiwlinination in favor of Demo
crats ; it would be very natural ; and no more
i' than Re-iubJicans were accused of constantly
. ' -. ... . .j ' T3
uuiuj oeioro me administration cuBngeu. ju
we don't believe he ha been such a fool as to
do it m the open and defiant way alleged; ' The
law allows the appointing officer to take any'
one of tbe four candidates who pass the best
examination, and though it forbids any "dis
crimination on account of politics" ia the choice
it would not toe easy to prove nch a discrimi
nation if tbe anointing officer quietly took the
jran who Js m political sympathy with him
every time.y But If Jones tas made any such
remarks as are attributed to him be has proved
It on himself and t)iere is nothing for the presi
dent to do, but remove him.
The Republican'Organs aro rejoicing in tho
belief that this is the beginning of a high old
"w in the Democrotic party making 6nemies
of Cleveland and Hendricks and up-setting
things generally. Some of the Indiana Demo
crats are also showing a yery great anxiety to
precipitate a fight on the matter, and to defy
the president to removo Mr Jones. But even
if Cleveland had no sympathy with the civil
service reform principle, there would be noth
ing for him to do as a law abiding executive,
bvt to remove ony officer who comes within the
civil service rules, and does what Jones is ac
cused of doing. He can be .depended on to do
It, if the caee 1 proved against Jones, and we
do not believe" that Mr Hendricks' will be so
absolutely lot to sense as to fight against It.
It would ,beventirely proper as' some of the
Indiana Democrats threaten, to carry the case
to the courts, to test the constitutionality of tbe
TJ.it n, cnnslhla iTmn urhfit.
ent, and the passes have returns pbey lng .ne law M long as jt staaus on mo
again. Facts like these ougtrtao T, . - j , ; jj, A" .
answer to the tiny ioih. uW -
hemselves believe that the iree pass o
. vrv serious thing. No matter witu wuav
view they are accepted they are given with the
expectation of buying the man.
don't buy they are stopped.
And If they
Tut Ohio Republican association bas lots of
material now for the denunciation of the par
tisan greed of this administration. This asso
ciation was a political club of department em
ployees at Washington, and It was the most
active of them all in me " --
members were not only assessed xor camt,
expenses In violation of the civ service law,
butcompiete ll.li were kept of all the Republi
cans fram Ohio in office, with memoranda , of
the contributions made by them, either to the
association fund or to that of Clapp's squeezing
committee, and of the services rendered by
them to Blaine and Logan in other way s. Those
whemade no contribution, and performed ne
services were marked with a kcrMtand
he list wa, careful-y preserved 'or President
Blaine's use when he should come into office
But a. luck would have it, Secretary Mantling
ha. got hold of it, and a lot of the most a t.ve
member (of the association are getting their
walking tickets. And they express the
most unanimous horror that the holy pr.n-
.1 nivti service relorin sbouiu ue
eivti service law,' .
ever his views c In blame the president lOr loy-
r obeying the law as long as it stands on me
Tub expected $ntbreak of tbe Mormons Fri
day on tbe anniversary of Brigbam Young's ar-
tival at Salt Lake City did not take place.
Perhaps Gen Howard was scared by shadows
when be thought he saw signs of a conspiracy.
It hardly seemed possible that the Mormon
leaders would be reckless enough to precipitate
a fight. But on the otter band it was known
that they bad done so before. Ten year after
be settlement of Salt Lake the Mormon broke
out in insurrection . Brigbam Young had ap
pealed to their fanaticism tn a series of sermon,
working them . op' to tbe point of resistance.
In a discourse delivered Nov 9 1856, he boast
fully ald : "They may make sharp their two-
edged swords, and I will turn out tbe elder of
Israel with greased feathers and whip them to
death." In a sermon of Feb 8, 1857, Brigbam
used these words :
"t eould refer yon to plenty of instances
where men have been righteously slain in order
to atone for their sins. 1 nave teen snore ana
hnnlrl of people for whom there would have
hem a chance in tbe laat resurrection if their
lives bad been taken anl their blood spilled sp-
on tbe ground as a smoawg incense to toe ai-mic-htv.
Thi ia loving our neighbor a our-
selves. If be needs help, help him. If he
wants salvation and it ia uece.tary to tpill bit
blood upon tbe ground in order that be may be
saved, piu n-
Tbe rebellion which broke oat In the Joly
following was quelled by a military force de
spatched under G20 Johnstone by President
id menu lecturers
business on an hon-
iusiness absolutely
kble to understand
lir calculations on a
, be upheld by the
their compcti-
vltb custom bouse
take their bust-
1 tbe market to
r have underta-
trade ot ras-
.. .j h not nermittine them to continue to use
their public positions for tha benefit of the Re
publican party. t
Treasury expert, assert that through cus
tom houejtuVnr
30.000,OMrrT 35,000,000 PJroT wofl have
been Jfptnted under a dnof 2 1-2 cents a
pound when they ought and would have paid
under an honest enforcemerAoAthe law from
5 to 10 Its. pound. YSO'fTf
h not been less than lw. and. hall of
. .. .i.n orrvril raisers ai
donors, wu
who have undertaken to do
est basis have found their
paralyzed without being
whv. Thov have made tl
certain state of the market
tariff, and have every year
1 .
J tors who were in collusion
"HriaU upset all their ri
ju away from them
- alxjormal depression.
1 ' f A hnainAM affainst t fl
w been the conse-
quern. i.made. The
themselves mat mm nmpnt -nl
pert, who show owm. ar---
honest bu.Ines. men have been wu., -publicans.
The testimony on which Secretary
Mannuw ha. Uken hi. action U every bjt o . t
Republic, In consular reporU ana
from Repoblicn offleW. b no attention
was pall a. long a. the ttepuo uw ------
Uon lasted, and which Mr Manning found in
Overwhelming conclusiveness when he 1 beg an 1 a
thorough overhauling of aepanmeu
ah h Mnt. .ere Dbreon-boled and this ev
idence suppreaaed, not because President Ar
thur and Secretaries Folger and McCullocn
liked to see the s-ovemment robbed, but be
cause of what they fancied to be political neces
sity. Tbe importing bouses favored by these
frauds were heavy contributor to campaign
f,.nHa ln.t ilka tbe tar route ring. They
m.Trl m he disturbed, not a step could be tak
en, without BeceaaitaUng the exposure of the
whole system of wrong, and o furoUhlng cu
mulative evMenee to to people of the need or
a change. Tbe adminUtration coverea p .
fraud for" the sake of tbs Republican party, be
o.,, it dared not ao before tb country with
the truth known. Thi bas been tbe prevailing
... .n.t it demonstrates the need
of frequent Change.
It wa. somewhat of 4. surprise, an d unques
tionably a gleeful one among the Vermont
Democrats, when the president Saturday re-
mnvrt f3.i Wells from the custom house at
Burlington and appointed B B Smalley colleg
er to succeed him. It was not expected that
the preident would make this change, because
the assertion was so constantly reiterated by
the Republican organs that Gen Wells could
not be made o-it to be in any sense en "oflen
eive partisan, "that the public believed it as a
matter of course. But the Montpelier Argus
fcserts that a strong case of partisanship was
made out, that Gen Well, though he made no
noiso about it "worked" the custom house for
all it was orti for the Republican party and
that specific instances were proved in large
number. It Is not at all likely that the presi
dent made this move without knowing he had
a case he can stand on, with full notice such as
he has had' that Edmunds would resist confir
mation. Though he has for
a strong and natural regard for Smalley, and
pointes the work which the lattei has done on
the national committee, he would not be likely
even for Smalley's sake to get his administra
tion into a snarl by disregarding tbe rule he
has established for appointments. The Repub
icans ar e gleefully predicting that he has done
this, but when the facts came to be known they
will be disappointed. One rumor which is
probably worth but little is that enough Re
publican senator's, have been pledged to vote
for Smalley's confirmuion to injure a majori
ty even against Edmuud,a..opposition.j Gen
Wells wa. an ffl:ient and honorable official
and served with destlnctlou in tbe war. using
by gallant .arvice from the 1st lieutenant of
of Co, Cist Vermont Cavalry, to brevet major-general
of volunte:rs. In the last cam
paign of the Army of the Potomac be com
manded the socond brigade of Custer's divis
ion. He and Smalley have been steady friends
personally and it is said thai Smalley would
have no part tn the preparation or presentation
ot tbe case against him.
RraiuEs Smalley's strike the Vermont Dem
ocrats have this week captured the postofllces
at Brandon and Hyde Park, and H F Brigbam
a clean and bright young lawyer of Bakers
field, a member of the last two legislatures and
Democratic candidate for secretary of state last
year, ha been appointed consul at Stanstead,
P Q. Both the new postmasters appointed are
also first-class men. Henry Homes, formerly
of Montpelier and for several years chief of the
pre-emption division of the general land office,
bas this week got his walking ticket nnder Gen
Sparks' plan to clean out the office to protect
tbe government from tbe land grabbing corpor
ations, ji'
lu an tneir
is action, though
on it tome time ago,
. . 1 . . ni.11
wtui ine aavi;e 01 ubu jtuh
ho has haibeen investigating tne
Ct 01 tbe gl'Ollld. ine ca-uemcu are
pleading bard for belt terms ; while claiming
that 40 davs is too 8iort a time for them to
move they have already wasted a week in hold
ing meetings to protest against the President's
action, and sending tJegrams and deputations
to shake the .-President's purpose. But Gsn
Sheridan says40;days is ample, and after a
cabinet consultation Tuesday Secretary Lamar
telegraphed tlV'rftticmon that the President
had decided not lo-mcjdify the order, and no
tified thcio that there -would bo no excuso for
their misunderstanding the order, because they
iiust go before tbe 40 days are of, or the mll-
itary .will be called on to move them. Still
they make no sign of obeying the Order, but
aro teasing for delay or modification.
The prenident is reported to be tremendously
in earnest en this subject, aud to be thoroughly
provoked at tbe tactics of tbe companies in re
sisting the authority of the government. And
he bas a right to be, for the case Is a perfectly
clear one, The law forbids any "purchase,
grant, lease or other conveyance" of the lands
In Icdiun territory. , Tha companies undertook
to get round this by leasiug the "grass," but
Gen JSberidan reports thai they have fenced it
in. The leases were obtained by fraud and
trickery upon tbe ignorant Indians, and the
bribery of some of their chiefs by just the
methods in fact that the law undertook to pre
vent when the nation's laith was plighted that
Indian Territory should be held sacred for the
red men. Already the cattlemen have obtained
possession of 3,831,000 acres in the Cheyenne
and Arapahoe reservations, leaving less than
500,000 acres to the hoodwinked tribes, and they
have in the same way got hold of more than
10,000,000 acres on other reservations. They
have steadily pursued a course of aggression
against the Indians, constantly overrunning
their lands, fencing in large strips to which no
and preposterous claims are set np, and then
actually cheating the Indians out of the pay
agreed upon for the leases. One of their argu
ments to the president wastbat the Indians
were realizing 350,000 a year from the leases.
It is false. Tho leases themselves show that
the price is two cents an acre, or a few hundred
dollars more or less than 577,003. But the evi
dence indicates that large sums have been paid
out of the annuities of the Cboyeones and Ara
pahoes as indemnity for cattle whose disappear
ance was charged against the Indians. In one
such case, it is said, a loss of over two thousand
cattle was allowed against the treasury bal
ance of the Cheyennes and ArapahoeSjanp;
te.frt heUnpfain1trrrin the end the
.-malty t F n or
C was directly responsible for the Mtery.
.'be W1S not only show tnat oecrej
connived at ihe leases in violation of the law,
but the government agent, Dyer, made me
tags by which these moneys were taken from
their annuities, and persistently called for
troops to support bim, and undoubtedly the
troons would have been forthcoming If the Re
publican partv had remained in power.
Sheridan reported ti. ugnting
i.-hia tf this state of things was
continue. He is in cordial sympathy with the
position taken by the administration and eager
to enforce it.. He-does not believe the govern
ment can expect good behavior or progress
from Indians who are starved and cheated, or
whose lands ere invaded. One of the greatest
and most difficult reform tasks of this adminis
tration is that of Indian affairs. The presi
dent has given it anxious study for several
months. He has got to take some r-ma.
steps to annul Illegal losses, expel intruders
and substitute honest for dishonest agents- He
fs resolved that the day when Indian agmts
can amass great fortunes In a few years from
salaries of $1500 a year has passed, au
dental discovery by Gon Sheridan shows how
it hss been done. He oidered 0 strict count of
the Cheyennes and Arapahoes to be made, no-
fying them that this census snouia coiuiu.
the basis for their future annuities.
tribes, therefore, naa every uwm" "
the fullest show of numbers possioie.-
suit proved that rations for a thousand moie
Indians than appeared in the enumeration had
been furnished to these tribes tor years,
that a million ana a quarter 01 tr
ebly been stolen in this way alone, inis is me
sort of thing that has been going on everywhere
The Indians have been cheated in the quantity
and ouaUt vol the supplies furnisuea;i nciran-
nuiiies have been stolen after payment by sys
tematic deceptions and debauchery: and tnese
rascalities coupled with the land grans have
made a record which must rank with the most
infamous of all modern government
On of Gen Sheridan's recommendation, was
h.t rant Lee of the 9th infantry be designtaed
to act as agent over tbe Cheyennes ana -
raphoes. The president has ordered this with
tbe hearty concurrence of Secretary lAmar.
- .i, tha Tnd an Dureau is uu
t h a simole engine for steal
Inff. nothing. 18 seen 01 mo u.- 1 j
that used to be so violent whenever it was pro-
noUH tn not the army in charge ot auyiuing.
,.ri.i.n nn Miles and Commissioner
Armstrong all concur In believing that a perm.
t .ttlment of tbe difficulties can now tx
made, which will re-establish confidence among
wr . a.. a, nf T) STB
at tn .tttharAAttVti n. . - r
UV PC l "VI O ar--.
iJJ i.
race, agree
thorn In Now Yor
porting the present administraticn. 113 think'
that Gov Iloadly got a! least COOf colored rotos
when bo was elected u aid that to wil
have twice that cumber this year. As k t
causes of this movement of wWeh itcrc i
raanyjpdicatloii. h y. .
The colored people cannot fare wo, An d
many far a great deal better than theyinvo
done for years unoer the rule or tne pmjcai
party, whose stock in trade they havt bn fo
nearly a-quarterof a century. , The Dskmtrat
nart v hna shown that it means to live uAM .au
fetter ot the Constitution, tho amcnduieitdad
the laws on the statute books. The color"' !',
of the present timo who are foremost tu fv"?;
In moulding ana creating opinion anion;
rce are not to be fooled by Buy "bloody sbirj
himlnr as. Thev have a fpi.ltir Of Charlf SUIl
ntpnt.lv hrnad tn cover the u'ron2B endJrel b
.......... . . . ,. V, ,
tnnir rnrpr.itnp.rB. nntn na it nsriam? to
who nernetnated them and tboso who fron
mercenary motives gave their tancuo",
thov arn'irnlniv tn vntp. In the flltaro lUSf Ri
thalr judgment prompts. They recomiltho
fact that it is no more possible for all PVa
men to think alike than for aU white nfn tkdo
so. ur wnat eartniy Deiwni nas b'j" -can
parly been to tbe colored men t&e Sontb
since 1876? Fot some years beroari? tioo
1870 it has used the negroes J sentimental
purposes merely and tQ.xunufacture votes in
the North while in tbeouth they give the ne
groes for . leaders fae worst lot of politic t
knaves and camblars ever turned loose upon a
community. There leaders taught tne negroes
all thatjwas worse in politics and very IittJo .
that was good of asytlnug else.
He does not think that this e xtenslve cnang
In sentiment Is tho outgrowth of a moment,
and he recognizas the fact which has been pat
nttointelligentmenfor year3, that. portions
of the South, the tendency 'Sxe lnteUi-
. ..anpitroestoeowltuthcDom-
gent and prosperous negroes g
oeratic party bas neeu . . "
years. i i,N
the growing sent. -;-.. pr0Cl
they bad witn"
sions in Cincinnati an
counted tbenumber of olorjd e!u i a
Democratic iroces-
.1 i.afiilL.anrl
11 MM Mi l "
The scindal era is now at its height In Eng-'
,iSh pontics. rZ
were doubtless necessary to fo its
tion on a specie; of depravi y ff
halt of tbem that Uey naC r . 8t.x,
cion on every side, and mad aga ion
al immorality a common argunt
callife. Theuirty -!- Mr ag fiiy
through In this country
Gov Pisoeeb Monday Usued a proclama
tion Inviting the people of Vermont to display
emblem, ot mourning upon the day of the pub
lic funeral of Gen US Grant; to place their
flags at half staff and to assemble in their
cburcbe. or other place, ot concourse and unite
inrelieiou. services .uitable to the solemnity
of tbe occasion. He also directs that tbe na
tional flag be placed at half staff upon tbe cap
ital and other public building of the state np-
lh-t dar. He pronounce, a high eulogy
, lh. character and work of tbe nation'i
-reatest military hero, and add. "It is but
mtin.- that the people ot every state ahoald
onlte tbeir own with tbe official tribute of re
Afdered In the proclamation of tbe preti-
fnt, and do peclal honor to tbe memory of
,k. n'atlnn'a chieftain. Hi work!, done aad
it ia dot well. Wherever bi grave (hall be
...in hakantmen and .acted from age to
1 . m " r c -
age a wjU hi memory and tbe story of hi
was in-
allowed to
!ii nmhahlv be a continuous
Kiai 11.11 1- i
ar thing ia Biglefd for ""' 0,
Archbishop of Canterbury, tbe bishop, 0
don, Cardinal 2lxht Gazette's
gceaTsubmitted,- reported Wednesday
bat they found the allegations on the wbow w
1 .i..,antiallv true. Several Wil - known
Ar.hU.men believ6lrVJ bftVCheen, im:
1 . . . . 1 .1 A nnmrov nf Hl.'lkA
socially ostraciseu,uu 4u' --
whose names appeared on tne oooks 01 me no
torious Mr. Jeflries have left London and are
believed to have fled to America. It was the
Tory party, as the party of aristocracy, that
suffered the most from these disclosures, but
this week it got an opportunity to retaliate in a
scandal which broke loos 3 in London against
Sir Charles Dilke, the distinguished Radical
leader. He took into his house recently tbe
wife of another well-known Londoner. They
entered a room, when to the horror ot tne new
comer, 6he discovered another woman in tho
apartment. This compromised tha first worn.
so much that she bitterly' upraided tho
statesman and there was a terrible scene. Sbo
finally left the house in desperate anger and
confessed the whole circumstances to her
husband who brought a suit for $100,000 dam
ages against DI ko. Tb3 affair operates as a
political earthquake and ruins wiute wno is
completely prostrated and has retired to the
country. It is a sad fall fur he was one of tho
the best, highest minded auct most progressive
men the public life of the century contained.
be Umun in the way of learning self-upport.
And it ia all accomplished by simp Pol"T
ot honesty.
T citizen, ot Atlanta, Ga, have thi week
. .... ..., .tnti of a toldier.' monument
laiu ,
. aino raw and tana iw wet nu.
- l..ln.l,, ..H
... ..n,r.rau the o aiers wuw
will OJUIiiwM".- ... ,
.uh.r .Ida In the civil war, and
lear t "me'column will be niche, tor
r..a-ea of Grant -
.nd nf Sherman. Iearm " ----
......... m.. .nri the -oldler in gray clasping
. . i. "v. the summit of the column will
?ZZZ Tot Liberty, the goddes, of
tbeVnion. This I a reunited country.
- .. .hnnaand Hunsarlan settler, in tl
. In mm en
part of Canada.
heart ot nnsyiT-...- r-r--
. ,tva nr th western
?herfiud thtb. protective tariff wont Pre-
n tbeir .urving If tbey continue w
the m ces.
The trial of Loul. B JJ"0
turned at Kerlna,K W, Taea-ay.
sMaiBr - II
Schetauy Whitney has addressed a leltJ
to the assignees of John Roitch, proposing that
some arrangement be entered into for the bene
fit of the government and the estate alike, for the
completion of the ships now unaer contract,
lie says that there Is nothing for him to do but
to insist on a strict fulfilment of the contract,
but be admitted frankly that the government U
in a condition of helplessness now. Under the
law 10 per cent slould have been reserved out
of all moneys paid to the contractor ana ueiu
as .ecurity for the completion of the work.
This would have left in the government's hands
at the present time '210,710. The reservations
have, however, been illegally surrenaereutome ..
contractor with the exception of $25,G70. In
addition to this there are unpaid claims for ex
tras amounting to $26,638 and a disputed claim
on the Dolphin of $29,915, making tn all in the
government's hands, mostly in dispute, sj,-
304. As against mis me ussigucca ni
ships on whicn over two nuuioim
paid which are of no value to me govemureu.
until', finished, and the completion of which.
even If the work thus far be satisfactory, may
cost more than the balance remaining due on
the contracts. ; It is a shameful situation to bo
put In, but it is the fit work or w m . tnana
ler, who now admit! that he had "known for
..me time" that Roach was financially ember-
rasstd, while paying out the public money with
perfect Illegality and recklessness 10 mm. a
ihnrnnh concressional Investigation is needed.
But there Is a strange sang frold thit Chandler
exhibits when he tell, now be subordinated the
public Interest to that of bis old client ana 100
by employer. He dont seem to realiie that
there was anything out 01 me way ion.
These U a well founded suspicion that some
of the silver In circulation ba been coined by
private parties, and the treasury department u
investigating. . With the report of the superin
tendent ol the mint np to June 30, ism, for a
basis, it Is estimated that there was about 1262,-
165.S20 ta 'authorized standard dollars ana
halves, quarters and twenty-cent pieces; and
tbe debt statement for that period shows that
tl65J61.636 of that was In the treasury, Mar-
lng only abont f97.003.193 In circulation all I
. ' .u. t ia hallned that verr mack j
OKIUVwrauu;. -" - ...
more Sliver man uua wa a .-.. .7 -(
at tbe time, and that a great quantity of V'm l
have been the authorized production of '' -
private establishment. As there Is ir i of -W
or 13 per cent i the coinage it cast r :y
seen why speculators should nav -
rerbapt it if conducted at the mbjf -
if 1
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