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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1872)
V. M. OfflVtwl l'jejM'r for Orrgoa.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1S7.
Grant not Morerr.
I'arty zeal and prejudice are just
now prompting some of our Demo
cratic editors to commit, inpisuee
in charging President Grant with , fey, uori rilia, (juttke) but wauU , "The subject of woman's eutrau.
being insiiwre in his advocacv of Lw! .v,.:,x ,, 'L of ,. : c'""""1 li,s lKWmc
. .. r ,n , iiwe wnitii i.ac me nut or age j Wlt, obnoxious leatuies that what
he mil refonn. fhey do not upoil We suggest to the j OIK.e rv11hh1 a &ir protest against
bring any positive or substantial j, ,vwy t)iat the war of the He- j tyranny ami taxation without rep
testimony to convict the President, .'hellion thjstroved the oldest plank resentatioii is now becoming a nut-ofcom-se,
for such evWenco cannot in tho Dtic plalloim-slav- uv to U "Jf, bc"
adduced ; bnt thev trv to prove lhe Luo Ju ,.ot 01lIv i imisucetonio,aiid have
, . ' . - ' ai- iht ut ,tgt not ouij . ,Vs.I.h1 to omliue nnvlt in tbo
by MrtVmw or eon.t.Htmv, tlmt he iaelltitol ,tat ptafc; bllt t10 hue , rQliiri to that line of remarks which
idishonetamlhvrXTitical. EBbrts ; 0( human miiv: which was sk'd to I has done more towards winning me
to do this in other directions have
been attempted for the past two andtyranical jvwer. After the di-s-yeara;
but have most signally tailed, ' mKiimi pf tLat plank, ojipoeitk
from the simple fact that President ' to tho jjeconstmction measures and
(irant, with all of his im!xrfe'etioiis
ana lailmgs, is strictly iionesi in ms
efforts to administer the Govern
ment, and such is the estimate in
which he is held by the people. It
will not Ik; forgotten that in bis
ii t message ho gave some intima-
tionof the e intending towaiils
corruption, which weretlie concom -
Hants of the pra?tiee ot the civil
em-ruw n.l m1 his Cnnifil
-w iv-v , iv v'"1" 1 j
opositiou to the practical opera -
I, ti&l Kvttom ir k bn mil
President who has earnestly pre
sented in his message tho imuort-
c c. :.. i. :. :i
iiiiL vi i n mi ut in inv: ii net , KAJt
It lie were acting insincere in this ! 1110 ,a,e 01 ltnvn ls kmwn .v A project to sell the desert por
matter, why has he in so many in- j ,1,e Wf? ,,f the 1Ioir- H- tion of Texas to the I'nited Suites
stances ignored the wishes of the ! 1,,rkcr- ll;,s CohuccUhI fjr all TlJ(liail rosol.vatiu at fifty
party hi appointing men to & JWMr 'm'" noteO.
two, and in other cas reta:ned
men in power whom the party
would have turned out? Tie answers
this question in his lir,t message
where he says : "There has been no: leuor 10 l"e W 111
hesitation in changing oflicials i j hich he declared that tlie Demo
order to secure an efficient execu- mty liad outlivetl its useful
re i. . t.,,f;,r. inn I ness. and was in favor of burying
when, in a mere party view, unde-
sirable political results were likely
to follow. Nor has there been any
hesitation iu retaining efficient offi -
cials against remonstrance wholly
jwlittcal." 1 nis has been tlie spirit
which has iiitlueuced, President
Grant from the first au honest de- i
, . . A
sire to promote the welfare and hap- J nostril," to the Oregon Dem-
piness of the nation, by placing and : ocracy,and hope they will acquiesce.
retaining good men iuoffice. Pres-, Here is the letter :
ideut Grant has shown no inclina- j "Having faithfully served as a
tion to plav the hypocrite, or dema- j mnbe5 ol' 1,10 Itanocratie orgaui
, ., . . ., . : zation for over twenty years, and
gosne, but on the contraiv, in tins .. . c ,, r iJl
s o. i . i iit.ll l havinir the tu lest eolilhleeee
civil service matter, especially,
has he shown an eaniestness and
sincerity worthy of tlie highest com
mendation. $clinrc In his True Chnracter.
Thc New York Tunes is on the
track of Carl Scfannc Its detesta-!
tion of crime and hypocrisy is '
i.i l... f i -
; 1 . .. .. i
anu Fticcess m unraveling inem.
Senator Sehurz places himself in the
van as a civil service reformer. lie
charges, if not directly, by implica
tion, at least, that the President
lias been guilty of mismanagement ;
but the 7Vtf,i steps iu and shows
that .-'enator Sofaon is unfit, from a
moral and consistent standpoint, to
utter any criticism under that head,
as he has done more to bring about
corruption in the civil service than
any otlier Senator, unless it be Fen
ton. In the State Department,
Scmirz has recommended over
I h Irty persons to office; in the In"
terior Department he has recom
mended over thiiiyir, of- whom
twelve were annBhited. and nine
are now in office three having j
Itfen removal or resigned. One of
these was dismissed for drunken,
liess. Schurz in all candor assured
the Senate that he did not person
ally interest himself in obtaining the
appointment of his brother-in-law,
lussen, to office. The Timet says
that he did, and proves it by say
ing that Schurz personally urged
this appointment upon the Secretary
of the Treasury and also the Secre
tary oftlie Interior, besides "indors
ing?' Jussen's paper. The Times
has begun to pick the feathers of
deception aud hypocrisy from Sena
tor Schurz, and the chances are that
this Teutonic game cock will have
hat bare-bones of depravity prctly
thoroughly exposed before the ii
A Short Platform.
The Salem Mercury heads an
article with, "Give us a short plat
form." Tltat nervous journal don't
want "a loug, loose string of mag
nilomiont fl'ibbv ivolution " (aa
niioquent, naooy notations ras
we infer lias been the casern the
pwt.) bnt wants them "expressed in
a few plain English wo.xls," (wants
to play "honest Ihji.i" now.) It
: ,i,), ,.om i.. ii. i,..;c
i pernetu-Ue and extend its heartless
:gelK,ral of lie jjjicau
party was the Democratic platlbrm,
mitil tlie "iR'W dejiarture" wasns men, women, and children
taken, and then opiositiou to Gen. I go into the starts every pleasant
Grant was all that was left. We Play with the intention of stealing
. , ,r anvthim; they can with safety lav
think we can suggest to the Men;,. nara-1(ll,,:s
n a "uliort" platlbrm. which will i
all tho 0f mod-
1 oni lyoeraev. t , this:
I j',. sst ami m the
'i !.. j,! u.L t-:
i LII1I1 . I IlilL ill lit' illl ill ill. .Ill
; and toul, to beat den. Giant tor the
st 1 "residency.
A IlruMtcrallc l.rndcr'a Letter.
there is a leadinir Democrat ut
I Wcmy .vars. jiis intelligence is
midoulited, and his inniience in the
I lias considerable. Not
"SS tl,is genttw" w,utc a
j the putrid remains of the defunct
j organization. We think he takes j
a very correct view of the aspect j
' ll0W P'vsenteil by the Democratic ,
i organization, and we commend the j
Pij !.! . 1 ... t.. 1 1 1..
pwwwou turn mr iwuv hium uu
buried, and, the stench of its putrid j
remains be removed from the public j
iu the cardinal principles of tlie
jiarty, I am impelled to declare my
conviction that the organization has
outlived its usefulness, and that it
I is the duty of Democrats to ac
i knowledge that the Democratic par-
ty is dead. All efforts at depart-
u"re or to galvanize it into life have
proved a iailure. Tho jiiiestige of
its general policy, or rather a lack
oi iioncy. uunuu ino war, win cnug
-i . Jw.i .t. :n t!-
to it and prevent its success, no
to it and prevent its success, no ;
matter how much we mav become
maiiu now mucii we nay oecoine
punned bv a change ot heart, "he
. ... . .
result of the recent elections is suni-
cient proof of this (act We can I
oramze bv forming some integral !
resurrect our principles. But the
body must be buried, and the stench
of its putrid remains removed from
tlie public nostrils. Tlie present is
the proper emergency to test the
patriotism ot the members ot the
Democratic tarty. If we love onr
country better than we do our party,
and abandon the organization and
unite with patriots,disregardiiig polit
ical antecedents, we may reasonably
hope for a change ot administration
iu 1872, that will protect and glla
ahtee equal nglitfto all sectioiis of
our common country; centralized
power will vanish ; the war will
soon be forgotten, and our country
again be peaceful, prosperous and
(Signed) Geo. H. Pabkeii.
Tlie Salem Mercury says that
"for more than half a century Ugn,.
ocracy has been the true and faith,
fill companiou and body-guard of
the Constitution." The Dcmo.
crats seem to forget that it wasn't
but a few years ago that tltcy were
uewiKimg mat Coiisfctutiou so val-!
iantly, as to be trying to 'destroy j
it. Body-guard of the Constitu. I
tion I Heaven deliver the Cohstitu
tion from auy more such body,
Senator Schurz gays he will bolt
if Grant is renominated.
Olive IOffttu Ulvra up Woman Suf.
Olive Logan, one of the most
eminent ai d successful tcniale advo-
icntes of woma'i suffrage, has he-
I COI,,c ulsSl,SUHl wu" lMC measurc
0,1 Tu,t wt tne nlH,ls' -tures
come disgusted with the measure I
neeome a part , ana
! lms rt,,,oul,wl tlie wllolc ftu 01
letter to the New York Trihmn-:
' ?lu''' ',n,e ftl" 'ortune as I jiossCns
than ativthiuj; 1 have slid about
sutlrage. Unclean hands havebeon
laitl uK)ii it ; let it go."
The New York police estimate
, that on an average, fully 5011 per-
Unices and crowded shops, and car-
I ry qff whatever they can steal.from
; a bundle ot dry goods, an umbrella,
! or a eaiie to a sheet of mper or a
i . .
daily newspaper. -Many of them are
j well dressed, have good maimers,
j and would never lie suspected by
I the uninitiated. .A'. P. 06,wr.
; William F. Weld, 01 Poston, is
reported to lie the wealthiest man
in Massachusetts. He is aliout 70
i years old, and is worth about $18,-
Gov. Washburn of Massachusetts
recommends that women bc allowed
to JJ? t,,at tate t,,c "1UOT
James F Legate was confirmed
Governor of Washington Territory
by the Senate on the 26th hist.
IT l. T I. ? lVII
js iieieu .ioseininc jMMWoem
arrived in lloston on the 20th, she j
was followed by some young men, '
who hooted and jostled her into the I
depot, where the hackmen and rail- j olives are ripening in Santa Barba
road officers had to rescue her, put ra.
her iu a carriage and drive her! Vallejo, Cab, has four dally newspa
away. j l1"3,
C, Ttoht was kmrnd iu A valuable deposit of plumbago has
Konrorlr V J nil tho "fil l mt . '
He seemed to die without pain.
Geo. W. Watson of Williams.
burg, New York, was shot dead in ;
his own establishment, on the lioth, i
by Mrs. Fanny Hyde, aged eighteen
years, who says that he has lieen in
the habit of insulting and accusing
her of unfaithfulness to her hus-
George Ryder, a pi-omiuent young 1
, . , ,!
in-iii nl hie-er.i Me. avt. rriL- r,l '
hydrophobia, who had never been j
bitten by a dog rabid or otherwise, i
Criminal Court which adjourned on
the 2oth inst, found an indictment
for bribery against eleven Alder
m3ii and ex-Aldermen, and an in
dictment against Klemtch, the
West Side Tax Collector, for swin
The Missouri Democrat favors
the nomination af James G. lilainc,
Speaker of the House of Itepresen
tatives, for Vice President on the
Tlie Congressional Special Com
mittee to investigate Louisiana trou
bles left for New Orleans on tho
A special from Columbia states
that Byas, a colored member of the
Ig'ure, attempted to cowhide
iomiisou, couespooue.iv v. ...v
Charleston Xmi, for something lie
had written, when Tomlison shot
his assailant, whose recovery is be
lieved to be impossible.
The President sent the following
nominations to the1 Senate on tlie
24th inst : Edward P. Johnson, U.
S. Attorney for Wyoming; Addison
C. Gil bs, u. 8. Attorney for Ore
gon. Mrs. Conway is the contractor to
build a section of the Western Mary,
I'Atim t oast m;ws.
MliMng b becoming tashtona -
ble In Los Angeles, Cal.
Sacramento shipped 705,839 pound
of wool last vcar.
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HUtt 20 ioi..-v we darmg
( UsoeU in !Mn U lu one week
IVnnle of Washington county are
L'xcitiil about the Portland dank road.
Iii is.o there were !. pcrwia in
. , . .. ?
uregull ov r iru jenni ui uv no
inuld not read or write. l,0sB citU
zeiwover tweiity-oneare illiterate.
A recent survey -hows that Califor
nia lacks some 22,000,000 acres 'of be
ing a- large a- she has heretofore
Willamette pnlversity, professors
tntorsaud pupils to tlie number of two
hnndtvd, went skating in a body on
Wednesday of ht week.
Money orders iiuioiinllugto 15,-110,
"),") were issued at the JacksouvUle J'ost
olllce la-t year.
It is reported that l"iton, lateoftlie
j Salem Mercury who lias started some
i ball' dozen pajHTs more or less, in the
H'illauiette valley, Is now going to
Grand Ronde, Union count v, to start
Oregon tor the year .luue3t).
; fa, we mvm :!2. Tlie cost of
assessment: was (11,301 31; of collec
tions $8,211!) 10. Total co-t of asses
sing and collecting. U0,CO0 41.
The Jacksonville Tinm ( Dem. )
makes tun of Gov. Grocer's "Envoy
Kxtraordiuary and Minister PleuJpo
teutiary," as the Tiim-h calls hi in. to
Washington, (iiiife a number ofjour
nals are de-irons of knowing whether
the State foots Air. Gllfry's expenses.
Jolin ('. llileniaiiha-lieentviutiniied
Hegister of the Land Office at Vancou
ver. Seattle is pronounced tlie liveliest
town on the Sound, In thrift and
Miotanianuaiuetl Parmer dead in a
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till Illl 1. till 111 1. ,, 1111:1111 I..I1MI.III
Enttwii .Biwiii, ueiu.uj.iiuu.ua,.
Lkpior w as the cause.
The ship Kllzabeth KhnWH made
the run recently, between Sail Iran -
ciscoand Port Madison, Puget Sound,
hi lour days and sever! hours the: shor
test time by two day s ever know n.
A posfoflice ha; been established at
Woodburn, Marion county, A. Ma-
Washington county fanners say that
wheat is'badlydainagt'dbythe freezing
I liecn found near Vlsillltl, Cal.
Santa Clara couufv. Cat.,
25.000 gallons of w ine last year.
The average depth of the snow on
the summit of the Sierra Nevada.
where the railroad crosses, is about
liie strawberries were presented to
the editor of the Loi Angeles, Cal.,
.YtM, on the 22d lilt.
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t.normous. Hundreds of them Crow to !
, ,, , , . . ,
i M1I ll Inn il jl teo-etlier In v-iviiie ll
's thought that afftoM in the western .
'Mrt of tI,e wl,.u'1' 8Urvtved ,,,e
Senator Wilson's friends at
ingtou ai reiiorted enraged against
Colfiixand Rlalne ; against tlie first
for insincerity, and the second for
playing into Colfax's hands.
Tlie new Koman Catholic Mission to
the Southern colored ieople will have
its headquarters at Baltimore.
Lincoln's Apprehensions. Iu a
late copy of the Philadelphia l'rens wo
find this :
In a recent conversation respecting
Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Draper stated
that shortly hefore the assassination of
the President he said : "I do not think
I shall live to see the end of my term,
1 try to shake ofTthe vision, but It still
keeps haunting inc." He began to re
ceive threatening letters soon after his
nomination. He kept them by them
selves, labelled "Letters on Assassina
tion. ' After his death one was found
among them connected with the plot
which had succeeded.
A StbaMsK Case. Mr. E. Cham
bers, a station agent at the Millford
branch of the Boston and Maine Bail -road,
died a few days since from tlie
bite of his little daughter, a mere child.
She had lieen suO'cring a short tune
She had hcen siuieritig a snort tune j
with diprheria, and the father forsome
reasou not stated, put his hand iu Iter
mouth; which she seized and bit with
just force enough to break the skin.
Hie vim iroin Hie ciiuu a teem pene
trated the wound and was diffused
through the system. After a -week's
illness, during which time the body of
Mr. Chambers became much swollen,
Wluit Ls the prevalluiit vice and de
sire of bald men ? To put on 'air.
tlreffon'i L 'linl Hlelit Nil o Suxuip
: T,1(l ,. tmiitnutTy asserting
that the State will reallw? a million
, dollars out oflswamp lawk it" in- ci-
Hlf SffB?12 5H? IS H'y
m. .11 .JKI . I
m mwwmii -nie mbuunu.hu
it- psrty euWtes" are powerless
to defeat anyTtart and legal rights
wnleft the ntite may have m swamp
l.iiicN, and would not defeat tho-e
if 1 1 icy could. Those right-' are of a
diameter which the courts will enforce,
and the State eannnt he deprived of
any lamls to whiill it i- legally en
titled, iillt till' (llil.l IONIAN hnvts dial
it and it "ifnifwlnninn" n il l. nliln
i to fe(m a frrm scheme of nnblic roll-
t 1 1 1 . ... . I I .1 I , .
ni-r. io,e nio-e won n nave oe n piae-
Heed in other States wider this swamp
iiiiHl jk t. wliereliv va-t areas ot ianils
, not swamp and oversowed have !
' nl into the h ind- of sjiecuhltora t the
iletrliiieut of the static resitectively,
This is the-ehcnie which the Umlil
: fears wa will defeat. Here i- the nib.
It knows that uuUHly can deprive the
State of the lands actually granted by j
the act of Consnx'ss, Ixicaue the Courts i
will enforce the legal rurhts of the
State or of claimants under its author
ity. All this t;dk, therefore, about de
feating (be just claims of the State is
lliooiislilue. The fear is that claims
not just may lie defeated. Oregon con
tains a small proportion of lauds of
really a swampy character. Perhaps
no State in the Union contains a pro -
portion so small. I ney who want to
i-reate a belief that there are one mill -
lwiauMss.it swamp lauus in the State, : ofOregm. sisl tb,) only excuse thev
are pursuing a deep game. One mill-! have in presenting it. while t be eouu
iou acres would maKo about 1,000 try apiiears to have decided again-t
sipiare miles, oronc-sistieih ofthcaiva subsidies is the entlrehiipi-actieiibility
the of State. Take the State through, ! 0f the settlement of the country with
and one iimre mile III sixty is not ; ut some Government aid tor the de
swamp or overftowed. The proportion velopmentofa railroad system'. This
of sodden lands burnt nearly so high, projected railroad will develop a coiin
Behlnd the attempt to create an in- try 68 miles in length, which is now
pre-sion that it is. there must be some excluded from agricultural pursuits."
design of a qtfftMmShle sort which, at 'J'Ih. bllland nftitforlal were referred
least, it will do no bar.ii to watch vigi-
Alexis IxcjrnnxG Aboit on;
WoitKiNiuttcN. lH'.riugthc Grand
Duke Alexis' walks through the
Bridgeport catrridgo factory the
other day, he iwinted to several
workiugmen and imjuired of Gov.
Jewell, '"Are these mop What Von
call the common iieople'i The
Governor replied that they were a
fell' specimen of the working classes
in this country. "Hut do you mean
to say that these get into official
' itfwltimiK?' fmllioi' iisk-fil the im
. .... , ... ,
iienal scion. 1 erhaiis anv ot iiiesc
, 0ovmJ Jwe
ltl)utmeil uftiei,. t.tass ,1 . li0y
.uv dxmted men, most of them
j that i?r they can all rcal and write
; and most ol them take and rca
newspapers." '"Do you know ofany
cases where such men have actually
been elected to office?' again oner,
ted theciirious Alexis. "Oh, certain-
It," the Governor stiid:
worked iu the i-hop as a tanner till j
I was twenty vcars ot age
the announcement seemed to puzzle : t0 ill(lllce Ilt, Q0Wument to recog
tho 1 hike a good deal. 1 Icre was , mn mii a, a Mmr.
the Governor of a state, as well Lnt WW(5r nn. beeimilug to despair of
dressed and as well appearing as They will hrinir their efforts
litinself, who bail actually worked
iu a shop, and this man was wel
coming iiitn in bcl iilt of a hundred
"7 . ' , 7 i ,
enigma tliau the boy had cipheivi
on nrevious v : nut as lie soos
through the country he will ascer-
tain, upon inquiring, that many ot j
the public men here have come j
direct from the workshop. In Mas-1
sadm'setts, where ho is now visit-
inir, Governor Clatlin was a shoe-1
maker, Senator Wilson was a cob- j
bier also, and General Hanks was a
mi'bliiivt in every Stat A hist such i
seltlmade men can be fonnd. They I
rrH the highest places. President j
l"1 1 1 , , V I
Hl fUB tanner, ana icerres
i,W Goliv a nrii iter President
'"cnivoi.ia pnuwr. . . ,
t ...11. ..... n li,-,i..v
..iiieo.o nn "'"
There is no end to these examples j
promotion. And the Duke may,
interesting narrative, .
snowing ine iKjamuui woihiog 01
Republican system of govertuneat,
to be recited to his most Itogust
went, when the oiu genueman ,
shall ask him on his return to sum
up the experiences of his journey.
j Jliirtjbrd Vourant,
An unprecedented case of somnam
bulism occurred a lew nights ago hi
New Haven, tho subject being a little
child three years old that went out in
a storm twice In a single evening to
meet Its parents, and as brought back
each time and put to lied without 'ic
ing awakened. A child of this sort
must lie an unhandy bit of furniture to
have about a bouse.
A flash of lightning rushes through
space at such a rate that it might go
from the earth to tlie moon hi one sec
ond.' Consequently no time is allowed I
a man's nerves
's nerves to transmit to the brain
the impression of a stroke of lightning,
and what time lias the brain to under
stand such a crash ? Absolutely none !
The flash occurs, and iu silence and
darkness a life is cut off.
A speculative traveler, telling how
his own beard, silky iu London, be
came curly iu Africa, declares that
such being' the case temporarily with
-"-" "-"i""v ""
his liair, he believes that tlie atmos-
phere alone Is responsible for tlie curly
locks of htlnopia.
It Is said that an effort will be made
to license gambling-houses. If gam
bling is riglit and proper, why inter
fere with U, and if wrong, why license
In Paris the call of a new acquaint
ance must be returned within three
from Portland to Kali
Senator Corhett lias lutrodiu'cd a
bill granting twenty sections of land
per mile to aid in the construction of
ii railroad and telegraph line from
Portland, by way of Halles City, to
some suitable point on die Uiiou Pa
cific or Cent ml Railroad, in the vicin
ity of Salt Lake, not further east than
(liven river, with a branch from a -uit-nble
point west of the Biu Mountains
to Walla Walla Valley. The Com
liany i named a-having been organ
ized under the laws of Oregon. Oil the
20th of March. 1871. Tlie bill con
tains a proviso that the lands granted
to the Company shall he -old by the
United State- dnlv to
. . . .
tner land-, bv scttleineul and nvo-
emption, at Hie price of $2 SOperaei'c.
It is required that work-on the road
-ball be commenced within one year
from the approval of the Act; that
twenty miles -.jnll he constructed
yearly, and that (he-whole line -hall !
completed by July 1, ISWj A very
giKllI liruvUioil Is added, thntthe 'ot -i-pany
in laving oft' towusjjt any of tho
(annus snail uoiiate to tne proper au
thorities at least two I -leeks for the lo
cation and nseof fii e school. In pre
senting a correlative m a-e.re of Henry
Faiiing. W. S. Liidd, L. While iV Co.",
C. H.f.ewis 1!. S. Thompson, Jacob
Mayer and nine hundred others, citi
zens of Portland, nmring Congress to
ltd the cou-trui'liou of ti.e road. Mr.
! Cor'x'tt slid
1 will state that this
ned I v a very lapcn
! number of tbejno-t r.:-p--etabli-'citizeiis
to tne committee on nibtic Ijuwts.
Mr. Corhett has brought forward a
measure which lie lielievcs is calcula
ted to hasten the return to specie pay
ments, reuulrliig the National Hanks
to have till ceil M-r cent, of their re
serve: in gold coin, on the first of July,
and increase the proportion throe per
cent, semi-annually thereafter.
Henry Meigs, the great Soiit.i
American railroad builder, has receiv
ed a contract to build n road from
Honduras to Chlnibota, nl a cost of
120,000,000. Mr. Meigs Is, wo believe,
a native of New York, I ill has -pent
the last twenty years of hi- life on tlie
Pacific coast, ilislir-t hiidutsi pro
ject of note lias the building of the
Melts' Wharf ill San Francisco, lle
eonfing involved iu financial embar
rassments by tliat undertaking, he left
California and his creditors precipitate
ly ; but, to bis credit ho it said, he has
since settled most, if not all, of his old
indebtedness. Helms dmie wonders
in the way of Internal improvements
iu Peru, and has the reputation of be
ing the wealthiest man on tlie West
coast of South America.
is s !iKi na l ie i u nan eaiieis
,vi,t, linvn been in this cotintrv sookico
to beftr on Congress no'w. The recent
landing of 38,000 coolies and several
cargoes of slaves on the island are used
as arguments against the Spanish
. .. L
t is said that the "re-n ent. hist uu-
-luet and' all of tiro leading politicians
agree tkvt the Vice Presidency should
en east of tlie AUeglwnies.
""An .Iowa girl lias contracted to cut
and clear 320 acres of limber laud this
The city charter of Memphis permits
W0I",',1 toWrato votc.
ASECJDOM OF the Grand
tj,,, a ,,,VI t ,, Kmneror's
.! , , TiTI
third sen, A lexis, is iu the naval sei v-
. ' . '
k. Somewhat more than a
holding the rank of mid-
the Hag-ship in which he
serving was wrecked on the
nst t- i)nnmn,.i,. 'n, Admiral
ordered the boats to be lowered,
!llu1 .i;,..,,.,..,! Alovi to talte charms
0f the first boat. The royal mid-
flli!,man declined to obey the order.
It was itoremptorily repeated : "J,
your commanding officer, ordcr-you
into the lwat," ''Admiral ; I can
not obey you," raid the young
Prince. "It would not become tho
Emperor to be the first to leave the
ship. I shall remain with you to
the last." "Rut I shall put you
under arrest for disoliedience of or
ders as soon as circumstances will
allow me to do so." "I mean no
disobedience, but I cannot obey,"
replied the youthful hero. In due
time almost the entire crew reached
theshoro in salety, only some four or
flt. i10,.; xmiAM tho transit.
L, . P.' , ... ... .
iroin ine snip, inioug ine iiim w.'
land were the Admiral and tho
Grand Duke Alexis. Tents were
hastily erected from the spars and
sails from the wreck, and the rigid
dccipline of ship-life was promptly
resumed. Tho young Prince was
placed under arrest for his previous
disobedience of orders. As soon as
possible the Russian Minister at
Copenhagen was informed of the
fact and telcgraped them to the
Emperor, from whom he received
the following reply: "I approve
of the act of the Admiral in placing
the midshipmau under arrest for
disobedience of orders, and I blew
and kiss my son for disobeying
them." ZyymcoM'tf Magazine,