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THE BELKNAP BRIBERY.
Downfall of Ihs Secretary of War.
Resignation of tha President's Favorite.
It is Promptly Accepted.
Mr. Robeson Appointed War Secretary.
Washington, March 2. The develop
ments of the facts in the case of Secretary
Belknap, charged with corruption in Lis
high o6ice. of Minister of War, created the
most profound sensation here to-day. Noth
ing like the intensity of feeling has been
exhibited since President Johnson was im
peached. Then there was partisan acerbity
enough to make the trial exciting; but fu
the case of the Secretary of War nothing
but the most profound sorrow is expressed
in every quarter. Of all men in the Cabi
net General Belknap was the last to bo sus
pected of prostituting his high office for
President Grant vss terribly shocked by
the exposure of the crime of Ins favorite
Cabinet Minister. In the kindness of his
heart he accepted Belknap's resignation,
and manv mo in hers of Congress think he
made a'great mistake in this, as it may iu-
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ituuic Mim jcih.nap s iQpeacnmen
IN THE SENATE.
The appearance of the President's pri-
vaie secretary in the Senate ehamhr-r w:w
loeked for with
interi-st to-day, in ex-
,eCta. jon th
name of Mr. Belknap's
s-.-.eees-sor wcuiU Le Font in. A little be-
fure two o'clock Uiysso.s Grant, Jr., made
I his appearance, and there was a ruh to see
j the list of nominations, and a general dis
j appointment when it was 'ascertained tint
j the nomination for Secretary of War was
! not included.
PROCEEDINGS IN COMMITTEE.
he Ilcne S'ecial Committee to Inves-
tiate the Ixpenuitures of the "War De
partment met twice th'.3 afternoon, when
the Hon. Montsromerv Blair and Mr. Marsh,
of New York, were further examined. It
arncd from them that Belknap was
of other niiaemeanors tnan that
charged at Crst, Lamelv, that Marsh had
given Mrs. Belknap nbuut 3-0,000 ibr the
rkrht to trade at Fort Siil and otlier army
stations. The cointnittee at once resolved
unanimously to impeach General Belknap.
ANOTIIEIi AD INTEUIM SECKETAK V.
The President to-day appointed Secre
tary Bobeson Acting Secretary of Var, as
the following letter will show :
Executive Mansion. Washington,
March '2, 1S70 Sir: The resignation of
the Secretary of War having beeu tendered
and accepted this day, you are hereby direc
ted to ::S.-u:ne and perform the duties per
taining to the oiTice of Secretary of War,
in addition to tlio.se of your own ofuce, un
til otherwise directed.
Very truly yours, U. S. Grant.
To the Secretary of the Navy.
THE EX-SECRETAP.Y TO EE INDICTED.
It io the intention of the district attorney
to send Mr. Marsh before the jrrand jury,
now in session, and have an indictment
found against es-Secrctary Belknap.
1AL BELKNAP S WIVES.
of Gcncrcl Belknap,
as well as his present wife, who is" her sis
ter, came from one of the Crtt families of
Kentucky, and for some years led fashion
able society. When people wondered at
the jroreous display made by the present
Mrs. Belknap in her dres3 and entertain
ments they were told that the Secretary's
wife had a fortune in her own right. Mr.
Belknap used to procure her elaborate
toilets in Paris.
A CABINET OFFICER'S DOWNFALL.
Of late we have had many sickening
scandals in high places that touched our
national honor and brought the blush of
shame to every sensitive man's face. We
have heard offrauds that drove a Cabinet
officer from his place "under fire ;" we have
had bribery, perjury and general corrup
tion in the revenue service, overwhelming
men who stood high before the country,
and we have seen a minister at a foreign
court consorting with swindlers, and
ecllmg the weight of his mime to be used
in their villaiuous enterprises. All this
was bad enough and disgraceful enough,
br.t the crowning horror was yet to come.
It fell like a thunder clap yesterday, scat
tering dismay over the whole country.
General William W. Belknap, Secretary
of War, a gallant soldier, a citizen of high
standing, an oiiicial holding a position of
great honor and responsibility, lias been
convicted, by uncontradicted testimony and
by Ids own confession, of basely prostitut
ing his office-for personal aggrandizement,
lie has confessed that ho accepted a bribe
and entered into a dishonest compact as
Secretary of War. His first step on the
road to ruin was not the result of impulse,
was not taken in an ungarded moment, but
was the outcome of deliberate negotiation.
He consented to debase himself and shame
his country for a price paid down and an
annual consideration in money, piling crime
,.,.;n,o fi.lillno- wronir to wroncr. As Se-
cretary of War he connived at an arrange
ment at Fort Sill, for which blackmailing
seems to be the only appropriate term.
Strair.ro as his crime itself, General
BelknapT one of all who were iutere&ted,
j.pears to have been indifferent as to the
..f.mmittftR's inouirv. When the witness,
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.Mimmttee s lnauiry.
Marsh, offered to do anything but commit
perjury to save the Secretary, the man who
stood on the verge of a moral precipice re
frl to be saved. He told Marsh to go
before the committee and tell what he
knew, well knowing that Marsh's testimony
would cover him with disgrace. This was
either the act of a madman or of a con
science stricken man who courted destruc
tion. It was in his power to put the know
ledge of his guilt where the committee
could not reach it, and he chose to throw
away the opportunity.
In all the history of our country wc have
suffered no such disgrace as this. The
spectacle of a Chief Magistrate on trial be
fore the Senate is not to be compared to
that which will be presented in that body
to-day. The charges against Andrew John
son were virtues compared with the crimes
for which General Belknap must answer to
his country. There are people who still
believe Andrew Johnson guilty of no in
tentional wrong. General Belknap has con
fessed every charge made agaiust him. Pity
can find uo extenuation ; charity can dis
cover no outlet for him. He asks none,
lie accepts the penality of his misdeeds.
This must be set down to lm credit.
We are sure that no man of honest ini
pxd.se will rejoice at the downfull of Sccrc
Belknap. When so high an official treads
in forbidden paths, trade3 on his office and
wrongs his country, it is right that the
story of his shame should be told, painful
and appalling as it may be. The disgrace
which the Secretrry of War confesses he
has brought upon himself and family is one
which every American must share in the
eyes of the world. General Belknap served
his country faithfully during the rebellion,
and has enjoyed the respect and confidence
always accorded to an honest man His
countrymen have held him above suspicion.
When such a man falls it is not surprising
that the country should be shocked to the
lat degree. His downfall points a moral
of the times. It is the natural outgrowth
of the unwholesome atmosphere in which
he has lived. He went to Washington a
poor man, was caught in the whirlpool of
reckless extravagance and gaudy ostenta--tion,
was tempted and fell. He had not
the moral stamina to withstand the tempta
tion which besets men in high position.
When such a man succumbs we can the
better realize what honor is due to the
men of force and character who steer clear
of the rocks.
The unanimous and prompt action of
the committee and the House i3 worthy cf
all praise. In these days, when every wave
of air brings a breath of scandal to smirch
some high official's name, it is encouraging
to know that our representatives appreciate
the necessity of cleansing the public service,
no matter who may suher m the process.
Having made so trood a beginuing wc have
reason to hope that no guilty man will be
spared ; that every man who has been guilty
of corrupt practices in the War Department
will be tried and punished as he may de
THE DEVIL'S NEST.
Prom (he Chicago Tribune.
In the winter of 1S74 I was in the ser
vice of the Government, on the Piute Pre
servation, in Southeastern Nevada. My
business was to look after the wants of the
Indian?, visit the different subdivisions of
the tribe, and use my influence to bring
them to the reservation, where they might
be cared for and taught the principles of
civilization. On one excursion, I was look
ing after the scattered bands, of Sebits ; and
on returning to the Agency, was attempt
ing to cross from the lower crossing of the
Little Colorado, on the cast side of the
main Colorado Bivcr, to the mouth of the
Bed Virgin, over a dry, barren plateau of
70 miles. It was a wearisome march, and
both man and bea;t had reached a state of
actual suffering for want of water. Serious
thoughts and calculations occupied every
moment; the fear of destruction seemed to
be indelibly stamped upon all ; yet I, who
had the guardianship of the party, had
many times, in my twenty-six years in the
Far West, experienced very similar tests
of men's souls, and bade them onward ; and,
with my assurance that they would reach
water thy trudged on. While traveling
a ver' old Indian trail, I discovered an ob
ject in the distance which I supposed to be
a deer or an antelope, which wa3 regarded
as a sign that water was near at hand. Spurs
were applied to the faithful mules, and they
were not long in approaching near the sup
posed animal ; but, to the astonishment of
the party, it proved to be an Indian laden
with Zoona blankets, enroute to what he
called the Diablo the Devil's Nest. He
was most fearfully frightened. He after
ward stated that he expected to be mur
dered by the party ; but, upon being as
sured of friendship and good-will, he gave
information of water and also of his busi-
He proved to be a Moqua Indian
trader, with a very large pack of blankets
upon his back, as stated before was en route
to the Devil's Nest. He invited U3 to fol
We had traveled but a short distance
when we came upon a great descent in the
level i lain or mesa. It was evidently too
steep to be descended by animals, so we dis
mounted, picketed our animals, and on foot
followed our guide. A few rods' travel
brought us to a perpendicular cliff of solid
malpace, or cooled lava, from which we ob
tained a plain view of a most wonderful
chamber lying at a great distance below us.
At this point our guide threw over or down
his pack, and it soon was out of sight. Im
mediately before us was a narrow, deep
crater in the malpace, through which we
went down at an angle of 0 degrees, still
another perpendicular cliff was reached,
which we descended by the aid of a Mexi
can ladder. It was made of rawhide, and
was securely fasted in a large pile of stones
ou the top. It had small sticks twisted in
the rawhide at right angles with the lariat
which served as steps ia the ladder. On
them, one after another, a lower point was
gained, except in a fewer cases where a
long pole was used as a substitute. At last
the bottom was gained, and after a journey
of half a mile over a beautiful, smooth sur
face, we came to one of the most beautiful
bubbling springs we had ever seen, of pure
cold, aud sweet water. At this point, to
my astonishment and dismay, I found an
abundance of Indian signs ( tracks of In-
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uians I could look around me and realize
the stubborn fact that I was in one of Na
ture's most secure prisous. The walls were
perpendicular to the height of 3,500 to
-i.OoO feet with seemingly no possible means
of escape, save by the way we entered. The
first thought was horrifying iu the ex
treme. The idea of having followed an In
dian into a stone-bound cave or chamber,
and into the midst of a baud of wild
Apaches, was terrible indeed. I suspicious
ly aud trembling followed the Moqua a
quarter of a mile further, when the stream
of the spriug had grown to quite a little
creek, haviug been increased by many other
springs, aud the signs of Indians had chang
ed to that of a real ludiau village ; yet not
an Iudian was to be seen, and this was but
confirming my suspicions of danger, and ad
ding more horror to my trembling nerves.
Our guide mounted a large rock and yelled,
at the top of his voice, a most horrifying
howl. After a seemingly long suspense, i
very old, decrepit Indian almost blind, crept
out from the mass of detached cliff that had
fallen from above, and with trembling fear
exclaimed "Amigo, auiigo !" The salute
was returned, and two cowards no, brave
men each fearing the other, rejoiced ; aud,
as evidence cf friendship, there was an ex
change cf tobacco, and the pipe of peace
was smoked. It was followed by calling
together the whole tribe, a poor relic of
some ancient tribe, numbering in all but
sixteen. They had probably lied to this
most secret and remarkable spot of earth
for refuge in time of trouble, possibly pre
vious to the invasion of Cortez. They were
most marvelously struck by my appearance.
The Devil's Nest is situated in the north
west part of Arizona Territory, ou the east
side of the Colorado Biver, and opposite
the lower end of the great Canon of the
Colorado. That Canon is in some places
0,000 feet deep. The Devil's Nest is a
sunken hole in a malpace or lava formation,
to the depth of 3,500 to 4,000 feet, with
perpendicular walls, excepting the hazard-
i i i i
ous entrance turougn or over wnicn was
passed. It is an oblong square some 2 by
10 miles. I found these Indians in posses
sion cf a small flock of goats, which had
been kept within bounds by means of lariats.
They had also plenty of beans and corn ;
and, more astonishing still, they had the
most thrifty peach-trees that 1 have ever
seen, and quite a quantity of dried peaches,
which I here conuect with our guide, the
Moqua trader, for lie exchanged his blank
ets tbr dried fruit. It is supposable that
the most uniform climate m America is to
bo found iu this sink, the Devil's Nest.
I have been for manj years traveling as
a pioneer in the tar est, and, upon reach
ing this hidden valley, I concluded that
here was a spot upon which no white man
had ever trod before myself, but, to my as
tonishment, just before taking my leave of
the humble Chief and Ins tribe, I got to
know, through the medium of a paper
handed me by the Chief, that the notorious
assassin and leader of the Mountain Meadow
Massacre had been here. The paper a
piece or leaf of a blank book uad written
upon it, in pencil, the following :
Arizona Territory, July 3, 1873. Cant
Slupe-Salie and tribe, ignorant, innocent, and
Jon.: D. LEr.
SAVED BY A DRUMMER.
Winning a Bride from the Grasp of a
A representative of one of the business
houses of Nashvule, lenn., had an unex
pectcd and thrilling adventure at a resi
dence within two hundred miles of Nash
ville, a few nights ago. Overtaken by dark
ness, and being alone m a locality which
had been the scene of several deeds of hor
ror in days gone by, he was naturally very
anxious to reach some shelter from the fury
of the storm. After riding rapidly for an
hour, he detected a light glemaing from a
farm house a few rods distant. His ap
proach being heralded by a watchful oog,
man came to the door, and after our com
mercial friend had explained the cause of
his visit, the servant conducted him to the
door of the parlor, and knocking at it, re
turned and took the horse to the stable
The ran at the door was answered by i
young lady, to whom the Nashville 'oung
man related nis mission, ana was mvueu
The lady explained the reason of her be
ing alone by saying that her parents had
been summoned to the bedside of a sick
neighbor, and she was left to take care of
the house. Ihe hours swiftly glided by,
and the young man was Hiown to a room
by the servant who had cared fur his weary
Taking a scat beside tho cheerful fire he
sat until after "the witching time of night,
thinking of home, but principally of his
new female friend,-and listening to the deep
muttering of the distant thunder, and the
beating of the rain against the window. In
the midst of his mediations he was startled
by a scream, which seemingly proceeded
from the parlor down stairs. Hastily grasp-
in" his revolver, he dashed down stairs ana
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sprang, into the parlor, just as a bullet whiz
zed past his head. By the reflection of the
fire he observed the lady struggling with
the man who had met him at the door up
on his arival at the horse. With a well
directed blow he hurled him across tho
room, aud as the assailant sprang through
the door, several leaden missiles followed
him in quick succession.
Turning his attention to the young lady,
he discovered that she had fainted. Water
was applied to her lips, and he was soon
very much gratified to see her open her
eyes. In a few moments she had fully re
covered, and after thanking him for his op
portune aid, related her story. She had
fallen asleep and slumbered until she sud
denly awoke and saw the servant eudeavor
iug to open her father's desk, in which a
large sum of money was kept. Being of a
timid nature, she had placed a pistol under
her pillow when she retired, and grasping
this she rose, and in doing so made a slight
noise. The burglar turned around, aud
when she saw him draw a glittering knife
from his belt, she screamed. He sprang
toward her, but she eluded him and ran
around the room, the man following. He
finally caught her, and as the young man
entered the door she fired at her assailant,
but missed him.
It is perhaps needless to say that the
young couple chatted away until the return
of the parents in the morning. They had
beeu compelled to remain to their neigbor's
house all night on account of the storm,
and when their daughter recounted her ad
venture, it waj no wonder that the old folks
were very grateful to her deliverer.
In compliance with the request of the
trio, the young man remained much longer
thau he at first intended. But before he
left he obtained the promise of the lady to
devote tlie life he had saved to making hiin
happy a3 long as ho lives.
"REDUCE OR BUST."
A Detroit man had been telling his wife
for weeks past that times were tight, money
scarce, bankruptcy stalking abroad through
the iar.d, and so forth, and she had con
sented to the discharge of the nurse girl,
and upstairs girl, and had wheedled the
cook into doing the general housework
That wasn't enough. He came home one
night and said he was going to discharge
the hostler ; that money had gone up thirty
per cent.: that he could n t afiord to carry
his life insurance any longer ; that she
musu't ask for any more new clothes for a
year. She went over the house and pinch
ed expenses down again, and things ran
along until the other day, when he remark
"We've got to reduce still further or
She was pondering over his remarks late
that evening when he came home. He was
so long getting his overcoat off that she
went into the hall. He gave the coat one
awful jerk just then and fell over.
"What on earth ails you !" she exclaim
as she helped him up.
"Nozzing," he replied.
As he got up she peered into his face.
The fact was as plain as if it had been writ
ten on a whitewashed fence with "colored
"You arc drunk," she said, as she drew
He gazed at her without replying.
"Here you've been yelling 'reduce 1 re
duce ! all winter, and while 1 am trying to
reduce vou go and get drunk ! You'd bet-
ter reduce your whisky !"
" Vi said anyzing 'bout rejuce ?" he asked
"Yes, you have !"
"Whaz want rejuce for ?''
"Only to-day you said we'd Cither got
to reduce or bust.
"Di say zat?"
"Yes you did."
"Well, ju rejuce?"
"No ; how could I ?"
"Zen didn't I bust ?"
She laid him on the lunge and went off
to bed, and yesterday she was advertising
for an upstairs girl and a nurse.
A REGULARLY ORGANIZED CRIMI
Gen. Chamberlain, Warden of the Mas
sachusetts State Prison, in his evidence be
fore the Prison Committee of the Lcgisla
ture said ; "I know from my own know
ledge that there exists in the City of Bos
ton a regularly organized society of crimi
nals, with a President, Vice President, Se
cretary and Treasurer. This Society has
a regular form of admitting members. The
prison he has graduated from, his offense,
with information in regard to the prison,
are all duly recorded. Tho society dis
cusses the most approved plans for burg
lary, tolls, equipments, etc.; they also keep
a regular register of the best criminal law
yers in the country, and of the Judges of
the courts, aud the)' know at once what the
prospects are for a brother criminal. If
his case comes before what they call a hard
Judge,' they raise the money to secure a
postponement of the case. They also have
a fuud for mutual support and protection,
and through this source they are often able
to send delicacies to their bretlrem when
sick in the prison hospital."
Tho late election in.IIatboro, Montgom
ery county, was a family affair. John W.
Ycrkes and Harrison Ycrkes wero candi
dates for Town Council ; Joseph B. Ycrkes
was elected Judge over Harrison Ycrkes ;
S. D. Ycrkes was elected Inspector, and
Joseph B. Ycrkes received one vote for
AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY.
Sugar and Masses from Indian Corn.
No American product is so universal in
all parts of the Republic as Indian corn." It
grows luxuriantly in every State nnd Ter
ritory, in almost every soil and section,
and its yield is so vast that the whole of it
cannot be marketed, and ?tt times it has
been burned fur fuel. Immsnsa quanti
ties are shipped to Enrcpe, and still thero
always remains a surplus, although every
expedient is tried to utilize it by feeding
it to live stock, and using it for the manu
facture of spirits. Under such circumstances
it is a matter of general interest to know
that a disovcry made by a German chem
ist, that mousses can be profitably mada
from corn, has been successfully applied in
Iowa, and bids fair to lay the foundations
of a great industry. The corn used was tho
common crop, such a3 is fed to live stock,
and the product was excellent molasses.
The information on the subject was first
published as a communication in tho
Christian Instructor, where it was read by
the managers of a Western sugar mill, and
by them the process was tried and found to
work to a charm. The farmers in tho
neighborhood of the mill took their corn
thither and sold it. So that the operation
was cn the same basis as the cheese and
butter factories and the canning establish
Thi3 crop is better for the manufactura
of molasses than the sorghum or Chinese
sugar-cane, and i3 understood and availa
ble everywhere. Small mills can of courso
be had for the use of farmers, who want to
make their molasses themselves, but tho
preferable plan is to have the mills ope
rated on a large scale as separate interests,
like the canning works. That the syrup
can be made to granulate for sugar would
seem only to require skill and experience
in the operator. Maple sugar, though
of a dark brown color in store, derives
that hne from the rude processes of boiling
usually used in the open air, and we have
reliable testimony from Western Pennsyl
vania that, by careful boiling in a kitchen,
the syrup produces a light aud very clear
and beautiful sugar. Hence we infer that
in the manufacture of molasses from beets,
sorghum or Indian corn, it is not desirable
that the rude processes of manufacture on
a small scale be encouraged, a3 the arti
cle produced would bo low priced and in
ferior. We desire to call especial attention to'
this subject now, because of the boundless
supply of corn in the United States. If any
new and general use like this for it could be
extensively domesticated, the crop would
at ouce derive an additional value from it,
as it would pay the former much better
than at present. The cultivtion of corn is
understood everywhere in America while
that of the sugar beet Is not. All that
seems to be wanted is the general estab
lishment of separate concerns to buy up
the corn and make molasses froni it ; and
if the business could once be firmly rooted,
the results might be immensely valuable.
In this connection we need only refer to
the extcut to which sugar is made in
France, Germany, Holland, Austria and
Russia from the sugar beet, and to the largo
amount of money thus saved to' those coun
tries that would otherwise have to bo
paid out for foreign sugar and molasses.
The successful application of the sep
arate factory system to the production of
butter and cheese shows that the principle
is capable of great results when persever
ingly adhered to. And if it can be applied
generally to the manufacture of sugar and
molasses from Indian corn, the results may
exceed anything at present dreamed of. It
should have an immediate trial in every
corn-growing district, and if rendered per
manent it will develop a demand for capi
tal and machinery, and give a great new
element to American commerce. PJtiLi
delphia Korth American.
A Texas Democrat who was under tho
impression that the Democratic year of ju
bilee had come, lately wrote to Postmaster
General Jewell that an "infernal black Re
publican, nigger-hugging scalawag" stilt
held the best post office in his county, and
wanted to know if the time had not come
for deeeut white Democrats of Texas to get
the offices. "I want that pest office my
self," writes the Texan, "it is worth nigh
unto two thousand dollars, and if you will
appoint me I'll divide the salary dollar and
dollar with you." Mr. Jewell has declined
the tempting offer.
The Philadelphia mint coined 3,C23,10ft
pieces of gold, silver, ruckle and copper,
during the month of February, the money
value of which was 740,532 50.
...iu. aiav ID.