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ESTABLISHED FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES, AND TO EARN AN HONEST LIVING BY THE SWEAT OF OCR BROW
EUGENE CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1876.
$2.50 per year IN ADVANCE.
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RATE3 OF ADVERTISING.
taquart, U line, or lex, on. huertlon IJi each
. . irtlnn IL &sh required In advance
'"Jta. advertiM" will be charged at th. following
i u on. rear 00
Transient notices In local oolumn, 20 cent, per line
iiot aaoh insertion.
AdvertUiiW bill. wiU be rendered quarterly.
AUiobwo' awst be rum Torn on pklivkbt.
Offlne Hour. -From 7 a. m. to T p. m. Bnnday.
ia SiSi fro'ra'the wrath and leave, (rota north
Z m. Arrive, from the north ami leave, going
rotbat 1SJ p. m. For BiuLlaw Franklin and Long
I ,m, .ke at I a.. on Wedne.Jay. For Crawford.-
Camp Creek and Brownsville at l ..
UWi will be ready for dellvervtolfi an hour after
a nval of train.. Letter, .hould be left at the office
c .our before PATTERSOWL
. 7A HAT ftnA A. M
Srst and third Welnesday. in each
o - II.,,- T nrui. Kii ft T. O.
igr O.F. MeeUevery Tueaday evening.
'Sm&P WlHAWHALA ENOAMPMIKT No. 6,
uaeeJoa th. Id and 4th Wednesday, in each month.
TvR. F. WELSH
j has opened
Dental Kooms per
manently in the
"Eugene City, and respectfully solicits a share of
themiblio patronage. Refers by permission to
J. K. Cardwell, Portland. .
G. A. MILLER,
-rT DENTAL ROOMS in DUNN'S
jcMBUILDING, EUGENE CITY.
frofmei DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY
A. W. PATTERSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office on Ninth Street, oppoalte the St.
Charles Hotel, and at Hesldence,
KCTO-KNIC CITY. OREGON.
HAVING ASSOCIATED IN THE prac
tice of Medicine, offer their professional
services to the eitiiens of Eugene City and the
surrounding country. Social attention given
to all OBSTETRICAL CASES and UTER
INE DISEASES entrusted to their care. Bills
due when the service is rendered.
Offices on Ninth street and at the residence
of Dr. Nicklin on Willamette street, between
Ninth and Tenth streets. se2
DR. JOSEPH P. GILL
CAN BE FOUND AT HIS OFFICE or res
ilience when not professionally engaged.
Office at the .-
' POST OFFICE DRUG STORK
Residence on Eighth street, opposite Presby
Chas. P-fl. Horn,
' PRACTICAL GUNSMITH.
.DEALER IN GUNS, RIFLES,
' J i U i Jnn Jna in
ana material., jvcpaii mx
the neatest style and Warranted.
Sewin? Machines. Safes, Locks,
C'ins loaned and ammunition furnished.
l if 1 V' it. -A 1- Annui'fa Rf Ql Uolf0rT7
" JEWELRY ESTABLISMENT.
J. S. LUCKEY,
Clocks, Watches, Chains, Jewelry, etc.
Repairing Promptly Executed.
J. 8 LUOKEV, .
POST OFFICE BUILDING,
Willamette & Eighth St.., Eugene City.
" Bonk arid Stationery Store.
POST OFFICE BUILDIXiJ.TCGENECn f.I
hat en hand and am constantly receiving an
assortment of the Beat School and Mi.-cllaneotis
books. Stationery, Blank Books, Portfolios, Cards
Wallets, Blanks, Portraonnaes.etc.ete. All or
ders, promptly flilled. A. 8. P4TTRR80N.
CALLISON & OSBURN
jRE OFFEBJNQ TO THE PUBILC,
Sugars, Teas, Coffee, Canned Goods,
Tobacco & Cigar, Glass & Queens
ware, Wood and Willowware,
BREAD, CAKES ASD PIES.
Aid in fact everything naoallv kept in s firrt clan
Grcbtoreo7B,kery BEDROCK PRICKS
. -I. . . Htifartina ruaranteed.
Good, delivered o any part of the city free of
NEW HARNESS SHOP.
At Dunn's Old Stand,
TTEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A GOOD
AV SMortinnt of of
Hack, Buggy & Team Harness,
Carry Combs snd Brushes
And evernhiac esoallf kyt la i f nit class Har
ess Shop. J4
1H ntOTV.tinna tn till SLit UnivTlitV Sje
Bow over die. The prtrty ha. been accepted
by and tnmd ovr to the State, and 1 am in-etrorv-i
by the r T auUnirities to proceed
and oollect all funis at onie.
- . - GEO. R DORP.I.
Gossip Aboat Grant and His Family.
N. Y. Letter to Cincinnati Commercial.
I bave seen the President several
times this summer at thst bare, ocean
swept cottage ot the Branch. A few
days ago my wile went past Elizabeth
port J unotion, where the Long Branch
people change cars, and there, in a
drizzling rain, their two solitary selves
tor company, tho President and Mrs.
Grant waited iu the dark, gray even
ing on a desolate moor. They had
been visiting Mrs. Grant, the Presi
dent's mother, at Elizabethtown,
where she is the occupant of Abel R.
Corbin's dwelling. Corbin is an old
man, older than Grant, whose Bister
he married, by many years. Her res
idence in Elizabeth is a large square
white bouse in an ample lawn, deeply
shaded and on the main street. Eliz
abeth is tho largest of the outgrowths
ot New York Newark being an in
dependent city not immediately ad
joining the metropolis. It is also the
oldest English town in Mew Jersey,
and possesses thirty thousand people.
For ten thousand dollars one can buy
a snug cottage, and Corbin's place is
probably worth $40,000. He is a man
whose whole existence has been giveu
to getting money, yet without any
largo form ot enterprise. He went
from New York ' State to St. Louis,
and was a Bchool teacher and
editor there until old Col. Ben
ton took him to Washington. Then
be swapped lots and houses, loaned
and borrowed money, shaved claims,
and drew a salary, until the death ot
his wife, a widow with children. He
married President Grant's sistor, and
lrom all information makes a good
and rather fond husband. They lost
their first and only infant some time
ago, and, both being advanoed in lite,
lamented it as something irreplacea
ble. Corbin is a Methodist and gen
erally accompanies old Mrs. Grant to
church. He is interested in Jersey lands
back of Hoboken somewhere, and has
the reputation of being foxy, over
demonstrative, not uncharitable, but
nevr passing his check, and probably
worth 1700,000. This is the best
marriage in a worldly view that any
ot the Grant family have made. It is
not, ot course, a piotnresque marriage
unison like that between voting Fred
Grant and the blaok eyed Miss Ho-
. t -II u
nore. xsut tne nature 01 an suuu
marriages shows how easy it is to ad
here to one's social position, and how
difficult to ascend above it. Grant
married the sister of his military chum;
Sheridan married the daughter of a
11D UIO. C.SU V. -fc,- -
in Grant is his refusul, on account ot
nervousness, to drive his four-in-hand.
Like Beveral ot our Presidents, he is
almost confined in the confidences of
life to his tamily, having touod bin
secretaries successively looking only
after their own interests. His son is
bis clerk, his wile confidante, and bis
holiday home in this cold autumn the
house by tho lonely ocean every ho
tel tastened and few neighbors 're
maining. On the whole the public
serviod gives no security for domestic
happiness or even independence. I
have seen men like Sheridan, who oc
cupies Grant's old rank, look troubled
on matters of finance. For money on
ly Sherman published his memoirs.
He was a banker once, and should
have some business knowledge and
skill, yet it would appear by his own
statements that he can barely live
within his income. Indeed, I pre
sume Grant to be at least Sherman's
equal in business management. Few
of them possess anything, however.
Schofield has made money in mining
stock speculations. Hancock is poor.
The only way tor a soldier to get
wealth is to marry it. A sauor can
cut out prizes, but a soiaier gets no
Washington Cor. Cleveland Leader.
Tbp naradise of fools, "to tew un
known," is the mental comment as
nnn sops the mnnv evidences of peo
ple's carelessuess, foolishness and stu-
... s 1 ...L-Ti.-J
pidity whicto re digpiayea at me ieau
DiIIpa Museum. Arranged in
glass cases on the lour sides of the
room are all these waifs ot travel, dis
played with a view to their respective
attractions, and suggestive of the
treachery of postage stamps and the
adverse fate which sometimes over
takes even taail bags. There is every
tbmrr known to the osetul or orna
mental ; everything not smaller than
thimble or larger tnan a stove pipe
j.ih riBtJiotin srrar of miizht-have-
beens, so eloquent of blighted hopes
and disappointment ; ixc.s ui uu
it... ira whnln swita'es ot them ;
and as for photographs, we are told
that there are lorty bnshels ot them
in the basement ot the building. But
fancy yourself the recipient of a nice
parcel irom me nanus ui mo p.""-"
nmn mnrninor. which, on bemz open
ed, discloses a live snake ! Whether
nnl.l on intn mnture or hysterics
'at such a treasure wouji be matter
ot taste, I suppose. But then people
.,n,i anikp liv mail, and some
times they come back to the Dead
Letter Office for a claimant, and we
see them leading a serenely spiritual
existence in a glass jar among other
stray postal curiosities. It is a fact
that a postmaster once found a small
live alligator disporting among the
letters and papors in a mail bag,
There was also a boquet of fresh
flowers; and a couple of empty boxes,
very similar in size aud shapo, and
both addressed to ladles, left the poor
mr.n in doubt as to which the alliga
tor belonged, and to which the flow
ers. Imagine the fair recipient of the
flowers finding a monster in her box,
instead of the delicate offering which
she had expected I Bui the postmas
ter made no blunder ; he put the flow
era into one box, the alligator into the
other; notified the ladies of the slight
confusion of property which had taken
place, and directed each to exchange
with tho other if she should reoeive
the wrong article. But he was grat
ified to learn, Bhortly afterwurds, that
there had been no mistake made.
Jewelry is one of the articles most
commonly intrusted to letters and
One can hardly realize the fact that
there is a daily average of 12,000 vor
15,000, . or about 400,000 a month.
Allowing one person to a letter, there
are 400,000 every month who under
take to send letters either without
stamps, without addresses, or with
cancelled stamps, insufficient postage,
or illegible or incoirect addresses.
Many of them are without either ad
dress or stamps, and often with no
signature which gives the slighest clue
to persons sendiLg them. There are
40,000 a month received that either
lack postage cr address, or else have
insufficient or cancelled stamps ; and,
strange as it may appear, these are
often the most valuable letters, some
times containing currency or drafts
for large amounts of money. It is es
timated that there is about $8,000,
000,000 in drafts and $75,000 in cash
received yearly through dead letters.
This is all returned, if possible, to the
person sending it. But if any portion
of it fails to find a claimant, it is turn
ed over the post oifice fund,
Very little difficulty is experienced
in restoring the checks and drafts to
their rightlul owners, but the money
generally comes in small sums, and is
usually eent in the most careless, hap
hazard fashion, and the loss of these
Biim'll Bums and the ignorance or.care
lessness with which tbey are launched
upon a journey represent a deal of
suffering and disappointment. Some
hard working man may send $50, the
savings ot a month's labor, to his wife
and little ones, whom he had to leave
behind him; but, alas the is one of
the forty thousand who trust to rrov
idence, without stamp or address, or
else his wrjting or orthography are
beyond mortal ken, and bo the poor
wife never gels the pittanse which is
It is very amusing to see the letters
opened aud guess at tboir contents
before they are brought to light.
Three out of five from a bundle of un
addressed letters contained money,
one of them a $5 note. Then there
are such quantities of dress samples in
letters. One would imagine that all
womankind had dincovered a language
in the interchange ot these scraps ot
dress fabrics. One-half show their
prosperity in bits of silks and satins,
and the other half in slips of sixpenny
calico, and it 19 only in the dead letter
office that they meet on common
ground. Certainly every fifth letter
contains a photograph, and I don't
imagine that any great care is taken
ta return lost photographs : but any
one so bereaved has tho privilege of
rnmaging the forty bushels ot human
counterfeits which have accumulated
A New York Daner. tellinz what
"Boss" Tweed will have to encounter
nnon his return to this country, says:
Tweed has no less than twenty-two
criminal indictments hanging oyer
him, and can, besides, be kept in jail
until he satisfies the judgment of tC,
000,000 obtained against him by the
District Attorney, who says that the
fugitive has forfeited his bail in both
the civil and criminal acts. While
Tweed was in Ludlow Street jail a
bench warrant was intrusted lo one
of his keepers, so that even should he
be discharged on the civil process he
might be immediately rearrested for
trial on the criminal indictments.
Should Tweed be brought to New
York be may be held in default ot the
G,000,000 judgment obtained against
him bv the citv. and meanwhile tried
on any of the criminal indictments, or
on the civil suit tor i,uw,uuu now
pending against him.
Portraits os Postage Stamps
The bust on the cent one stamp repre,
sent Franklin; twos, Jackson; threes,
Washington ; fives, Taylor ; sixes
Lincoln ; sevens, Stanton ; tens, Jef
ferson: twelvs, Clay; fifteen., Web
ster; twenty-fours, Scott; thirties,
Hamilton ; ninetiesPerry. The sev
en, twelve and twenty-four cent
stamps are not now issued, but man;
I of tbcm are in circulation.
Thanksgiving Proclamation by tho
W AsmwroN, Oct. 2G.Tho Presi-
has issued the following Thanksgiy.
in" proclamation :
From year to year we have been
accustomed to pauso in our daily
pursuits and sot apart a time to offer
thanks to Almighty God for the
special blessings lie has vouchsafed to
us. With our prayers lor tho contin
uance thereof, we hnve nt this time,
equal reason to be thankful for His
continued protection and for the
many material blessings which His
bounty has bestowed. In addition
to the favors accorded to us as indi
viduals, we have special oocasion to
express our hearty thanks to Al
mighty God that, by His providence
and gnidanco, our government estab
lished a century ago, has beeu ena
bled to fulfill tho purposes of its es.
tablishraent, offering an asylum to
the DeoDlo of everv race, sec urine
civil and religious liberty to all with
in its borders, metinr out to every in
dividual justice and equalitybefore the
law. it is, moreover, especially our
duty to offer our humble praises to
the Father ot all mercies for the con
tinuance ot His divine favor to us as!
a nation and as individuals. By
reason ot all these considerations, I,
Ulysses S. Grant, President of the
United States, do recommend to the
people of the United States to devote
the 30th day of November next to
the expression ot their thanks and
prayer to the Almighty God, and
laying aside their daily avocations
and all secular occupations, to assem
ble in their respective places ot wor
ship and observe such day as a day
of thanksgiving and rest.
In witness whereof I have hereun
to set my hand this 2Gth day of Oc
tober, A. D. 1870.
U. S. Grant.
The New fftoaiuer,
N. Y. WorldToct. 17th.
Tho new iron steamship City of
Chester, 935 tons register, built by
John Roach .V Son at their yard in
Chester, Pennsylvania, mado a trial
trip ot six hours up the Sound on Sun
day. She is ta bo run between San
Franoisco, Cal., and Portland. Oregon.
During the measured distance be
tween Hart's Island Point and the
Captain's Island lighthouse, tho wind
blowing tbreo-fourtlis ot a gale, was
dead abeam both ways. Notwith
withstanding this fact the Chester ran
2'2& knots in exactly two hours, and
her pertormanco is understood to have
been completely satisfactory in every
respect. In coming through Hell
Gato on tho return an opportunity
was offered to test the now tide while
running against a seven-knot current
and a ten-knot breeze. Captain John
Simmons commandod the vessel on
the trip, and John O'Brien, the vete
ran 1 loll Gate pilot, brought her
through the perilous rapids in fine
style the first ocean steamship that
has passed through Hell Gate since
Gen. Newton's great achievements
Death Among tho Rlodoes.
Time has worked tearful revenge
upon the Modocs since thoir treache
ry in the lava beds. Three- years ago
they were removed from Oregon to a
reservation near Seneca, Mo. At that
that time they nunfbered 153. Of
this number 58 have died since then,
and the mortality last month was
greater than ever. As in the caso of
the Fiji Islanders, diseases to which
they have not been accustomed, and
of which they are entirely ignorant,
bave attacked them, lhe compara
tively innocuous malady of whooping
cough prevails among tbem, aad eight
have died ot it. The saddest feature
ot their case is that there is no physi
cian at the reservation to care tor them
and as they know nothing of the dis
eases that have attacked them they
readily fall victims to them. It would
seem to be the part ot simple human
ity for the government to look into
this matter, if it can turnisn ponies,
food, ammunition and arms lo hostile
Indians, it ought at least to turn
ieh medical aid to this little handful
of Indians who are dwelling peaceful
ly on their reservation.
Indiana Congressmen. A great
deal ot surprise has been expressed
while the Democrats bave carried In
diana and nearly held their own on
the State ticket in Ohio, tbey have
lost so many Congressmen. 1 nis is
not difficult of explanation. Both
parties have a habit, when they ob
tain control of a Legislature, to re
di.tnct the State in their own inter
ests. Suppose the Republican are in
a majority in the Legislature, they
set off a number of stron& Democrat
ic counties into one Congressional dis
trict, then group some evenly balanc
ed counties so that in an ordinary
seaon, where there is no tidal-wave,
a Republican can be elected, continn
intr this process all over the State.
When the Democrats tret control they
do the same thinz. with the difference
of course, ot grouping counties in
their own interest. Now it happens
that the Republicans had the last
chance at Indiana, and made the
most of it. Thus we see that the few
Democrats elected havejargo majori
ties, whilo the average of the Repub
lican majorities is small.
THE GAMBLING LAW. '
Since the now law for tho preven
tion and punishment of gambling has
gono into effect, there has been a
great deal of publio inquiry elicited
n to tho exact provisions of the act.
For tho benefit of the genoral publio
we publish the law in its entirety :
AN ACT to prevent and punish
Me U enacted mj the Jjegmtuvt As
sembly of the State of Oregon: Sec.
1. Each and everv person who shall
deal, play or carry on, open or cause
to be opened, orwho shall conduct,
either as owner, proprietor or em
ploye, whether for hire or not, any
iramo of faro, monte, roulette, rougo
ct noir, lansquinette, rondo, vignt rue,
(or twenty-one,) poker, draw poker,
brag, bluff, thaw, or any other bank
ing or any other game played with
cards, dice or any othor device, wheth
er the same bo played for money,
checks, credits or any other represen
tative of value, shall be guilty ot a
misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof shall bo punished by a fine of
not more than five hundrod dollars,
($500) and shall be imprisoned in the
county jail until such fine and ousts
are paid; Provided, that such person
so convicted, shall be imprisoned one
day tor eery two dollars of Buch fine
and costs ; and, jrrovtuca lurtncr,
that such impiirtonment shall not ex
ceed one year.
See U. All notes, bills, oonns, mori-
cases, or other securities, or oiuer
conveyances, tho consideration of
which shall bo money, or other tning
of valuo won by playing at any of
, .1.-11 it. l iT
snm games, biiuu uo rum uuu i
effect, as between the parties to tho
same, and all other persons except
holders in cood faith, without notice
of the illegality of such contract or
Sec. 3. All persons losing money or
anything of value at or on anyoi said
games, shall have a cause of action to
recover lrom tho dcaior or player
winning the samc.or proprietor for
whose benefit such game was played
or dealt, or such money or thing of
valuo won, twice the amount oi the
money, or twice the valufl of the
thine bo lost.
See. 4. All persons who shall let or
rent any house, room, shop, or other
bunding whatsoever, or any coat,
booth, trarden. or other place, know
in? that tho same will bo used for
gambling purposes, or having reason
to I elieYe that such building or oth
er place abovo mentioned will bo so
used, shall forfeit twice the amount of
the rent of such building or other
place alorcsaid for six months, to be
recovered by action at law, instituted
by the district attorney in the namo
of tho State. All contracts for the
rent of the rooms, buildings or places
aforesaid, tor the purposes aforesaid,
shall bo void and of no effect between
Sec. 5. It shall be lawful for any
person letting or renting any house,
M i ., l . -I 1!
room. shop, orotner uuhuwk wum.au-
ever, or any boat, booth, garden or
other place which shall at any time
be used by the lessco or occupant
thepeof, or any other, person, with-bis
knowledge or consent, for gambling
purposes, upon discovery thereof, to
avoid and terminate sucfi lease or con
tract of occupacy, and to recover the
immediate possession of said boat,
building, or other placo above men
tioned. by an action at law for that
purpose, to be brought before any jus
tice ot the peace of the , county in
which said nse shall be permitted.
Sec. G. Any person who shall suffer
or permit any ot the acts or things
forbidden by, or made punishable by
this act to be done or carried on in
any house, room, or shop,, or other
building whatsoever, os any beat,
booth, garden or other place of which
he is the owner, or to the possession
ot which be is entitled, under this act
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
. .t I
UDon conviction tnereoi suau uo nun-
ished by a fine ot not more than five
hundred dollars, and be imprisoned in
the county jail until such fine is paid
at the rate of two dollars per day,
Sec. 7. It shall be the especial duty
of each district attorney, sheriff, con
stable city or town marshal and po
lice officer, to inform against and
diligently prosecute any and all per
sons whom they shall nave reason a
ble cause to believe guilty oft viola
tion of the proviHions ot this act.
Sea 8. Any officer named in the
preceeding section who shall refuse
or wilfully neglect to inform against
and prosecute offenders against this
act, shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, and on conviction shall be
puriiihed by a fine of not less than
fifty nor more than five hundred dol
! lars ; and the court before which such
I afficer shall be tried shall deriare th
office or appointment held by such
officer vacant for tho balance of hia.
Sec. 9. No person otherwiso com-,
potent as a witness under the laws of
tho State shall be disqualified from
testifying as such concerning the of-,
fenscn mentioned in this act on tho
ground that his testimony may crirn.
mate himself. Such testimony shall
be reduced to writing, aid no indict
ment or prosecution shall afterwards,
bo brouglit against him for the par
ticular offense concerning which he
testified as a witness.
Sec, 10. If any person who shallhav. . .
been summoned as a witness on tho
part ot the prosecution shall fail or
refuse to attend at tho time fixed for
trial without a reasonable exotiso, the
person so tailing or neglecting shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
and npon conviction thereof, shall bo-
Eunished by a fino of not less than,
fty nor more than two hundred dol
lars, or by imprisonment in tho coun
ty jail no less than twenty-fivn dava.,
nor more than three months, or oy
both such, fino and imprisonment in.,
the discretion of tho court.
Sec 11. All fines and forfeiture.
under the provisions of this act shall
be recovered by an action at law to
be brought in the namo of tbo State-,
of Oregon, and all such fines and for-
it n res. except costs, shall be paidi,
into tho county treasury and consti
tute a part of tho school fund.
Seo. 12. Chapter muo (IX.) ot title-.
two (II.) of the general laws of Ore
gon, (as compiled under tho provis
ions of an act approved October 22
1872), entitled, "An act to Prevent
and Punish Gambling," approved Oo
tober 28, 18G8, is hereby repealed.
Seo. 13. Inasmuch as thero is no,
sufficient law now in foroe for the pre
vention and punishment of gamblings
this art shall take effect and be in,
force from and after its approval by
Approved Oct. 20, 187-G.
One of the Causes or Hard Times.
From a sermon by David Swing.
Wine is not halt so dangerous as.
ace or furniture. When a taste or
fondness lor display comes in, the love
of the beautiful has gono mad, and the-.
fashionable woman is no longer a stu
dent ot God's gifts and man's art; she
lias become an unstrung harp, laste
ias become a passion, and instead of
ighting the eye, it consumes the sours ,
integrity. vY hue a taste tlows wituin
lawful banks it can afford to wait for
honorable means for its gratification,
to oome. 1 he true, lofty heart is long
suffering, but when a taste becomes a.
madness, the money must como, even-,
if it must bo bought by the tale of
morality. Groat as are the evils which
losult from the use of strong drink.
yet, could we see olearly tne fountains .
of human ills, we should discover tbat
in the power to injure society, the.
thirst for ardent spirits has been sur-.
passed of late by the the longing for
elegant homes and elegant furniture
and what are called, the "appoint
ments" in the fashionable tongue, It
is auite probable the "appointments"'
of former times, a decanter and a glass,
mured the world less profoundly ; for
intemperance has often left the con
science and all the moral soniimonts,
noble, but the love ot display seems
always to drag the mind and sonl into
ruin, leaving no sentiment in full vig-.
or except vanity..
At least, this is true, that intempor-
ance is a. known a coniossea evil,,
and men have learned to be on guard;
whereas this passion tor display is a
half concsalod enemy, biding behind
such saints as Taste and Beauty. Of
the hundred cases of fraud that a year
or a month reveals, not a tenth part
ot them spring from the old passions
that once were wont to devastate bo
oioty, but from a new madness tho
frauds spring a hunger for home
magnificence. The Roman republio
was once compelled to pass a law tor.
bidding the consuls from going in pro
cessions with white horses to their
cars. The empire had done enough
of that. The people had seen the tax?,
lists and the wars and the bribes that,
came from splendor, and they ordain
ed by law that their republio should
make an experiment in simplicity..
But the law was vain. The barbarian ,
love of display was all through and,
throngh and through and through the.
people. To gratify their taste they
would sack any city and strip the,
rings from the dying women, or gold,
from the altars of the gods.
When Itomedied it was full of fur
niture and tapestry and marbles, but .
viupiy ui iuui. no uieu ur woiueu oi
mind and of virtue bad trodden its el
egant parlors for s hundred years.
When high style comes in at the door.
reason flies out at the, window.
GEO. B. DORRIS,
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ITT AGO.IS-T. O.
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