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OREGON CITY, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER S, 1869
?The Weekly Enterprise.
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iTlLW ATKINS, M. D ,
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pAGE & T1IAYEH,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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0IIX II. SCHKAM.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
o etc., etc.,
M:iin S't'-tet, Oregon City,
'. Wishes to represent that he is now as
;ell prepared to furnish any article in his line
the larpest establishment in the State. He
j rticularly requests that an examination ot
;"is stock be made before buying elsewhere.
IMPORTER AND DEALER IX
jSegars, Tobacco. Pipes, Stationery
I CUTLERY, YANKEE NOTIONS, &c.
t tA- No. S3. corner of Front and Washiner-
. ton streets, fire iroof brick store, called the
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"""'i vj-iyuniMj Amciituu jAcnange,
Portland, Oregon. 37.3m
A. II. HELL .
E. A. PARKER.
BELL & PARKER.
i Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Paints,
1 Perfumery, Oils, Varnishes.
A 04 every article kept in a Drug Stove. Main
"We have heard it asserted, a dozen times o'er,
That a man may be happy in rags,
That a prince is no more in his carriage and four,
Than a pauper who tramps on the flags ;
As I chance to be neither, I cannot describe
How a prince or a pauper may feel,
I belong to that highly respectable tribe
Which is known as the Shabby Genteel.
Too proud to beg, too honest to steal,
I know what it is to be wanting a meal ;
My tatters and rags I try to conceal,
I'm one of the Shabby Genteel.
I'm a party, in fact, who has known better days.
But their glory has faded and gone ;
I have started in life in a lot of odd ways,
But have not found the way to get on ;
There are only three roads, I'm afraid, that are
I shall have to beg, borrow or steal,
Yet I don't quite encourage the notion of theft,
Tho' I'm awfully Shabby Genteel.
Too proud to beg, too honest to steal, &c
I'm dress'd in my best, tho' I cannot pretend
That my costume is quite "corame il fa.ut ;"
You'll observe that my watch has been left with
And my gloves aie unfitted for show ;
There are traces of wear on my elbows and knees,
And my boots have rim down at the heel ;
But it's cruel to criticise matters like these,
"When a man has grown Shabby Genteel.
Too proud to beg, too honest to steal, &c
Rtill I strive to be cheeiful in all my distress,
And I bear my bad luek like a man :
If I can't have my way as to feeding or dress,
I must still do the best that I can ;
And remember, good people, that fortune some
By a turn of her treacherous wheel,
May reduce one of you, in the very same way,
To the level of Shabby Genteel,
Too proud to beg, too honest to steal, &c.
Tears are natures lotion for the eyes.
The eyes see better for being washed
Think little of yourself, and you will
not be injured when others think little of
No man can avoid his own company,
so he had best make it as good as possi
Senator Fowler, it is announced, is
in favor of the election of ex-President
Johnson to the Senate, as his successor :
and will waive all claims in favor ol the
A lady was examining an applicant
fir the oflice of maid of all work, when
she interrogated her as follovrs : " Well,
Mary can you scour tin ware with alac
rity !'' No, ma'am, I always scour them
-X Canada sheriff, having a writ of at
tachment against the estate of a dead man.
siezed his widow's artificial teeth. The
papers of the Dominion are discussing the
question whether ,he seizure was legal.
It is vain to stick your finger in water,
and, pulling it out. look for a hole ; and
equally vain to suppose that, however
large space you occupy, tho world will
miss vou when you dL
It is claimed that Great Britain has
now such extra facilities for ship building,
that in case of any emergency, she could
send out an iron clad daily from the
works on the Clyde alone.
A correspondent at Dts Moines thus
describes the effect of the eclipse in its
totality. And soon the pallor of the ad
vancing shadow spread and indescribable
gloom over the whole face of nature.
Dogs affrighted ran howling to their ken
nels. A flock of turkeys surprised that
night had found them so far from their ac
customed roost, ran hurriedly to cover
Birds and animals showed the utmost
signs of fear.
Men without Hearts. We some time3
meet with men alio seem to think that any
indulgence in aliectionate leeling is
weakness. They will return from a jour
ney, and greet their families with a dis
tant dignity, and move among their chil
dren with the cold and lofty splendor o
an ice-berg surrounded by its broken
fragments. There is hardly a more un
natural sight on earth than one of these
families without a heart. Who that has
experienced the joys of friendship, and
values sympathy and affection, would
not rather loose all that is beautiful in
nature's scenery than be robbed of the
hidden treasures of his heart'? Cherish,
then, your heart's best affections. In
dulge in the warm and gushing emotions
of filial, paternal and fraternal love
The Fifteenth Amendment. The pres.
Unt signs -of the times, says the w odd
of the olst int., maicaie iuui i lucium
Amendment will not be ratified by the
requisite number of States. The Repub
lican zeal in its favor has preceptably
slackened under a growing apprehension
that the negro vote in tbe South will be
controlled, or at least divided or nullified,
by the Democratic party. Consistency com
pels the Radicals to keep up a showing
of supporting it ; but if the elections in
Mississippi and Texas shall resemble that
in Virginia, and exhibit large numbers of
nerrroes votins: for Conservative candi-
dates, the Radical patry will be glad to
Causes of Harden some Taxes.
We copy the following article from the
Philadelphia Age. It says :
The people complain of high taxes, and
they have good and just reasons for so do
ing. In no country are the masses called
upon to bear heavier burdens, when all
the circumstances are taken into considera
tion. Taxation. siU upon everything that
the people eat, wear, or consume, in any
manner whatever. Each dollar ttat a
poor man earns by hard labor, is clipped
by the Government before it reaches his
family. Five days out of six he labors for
himself and his little ones, but the pro
ceeds of the tixth are appropriated by the
tax-gatherer, "who, like Dives of old, is
clothed in " purple and One linen, and
fares sumptuously every day.7' For each
pound of meat, or butter, or tea, coffee or
rice the poor man uses, he pays a tax,
and the merchant, manufacturer and cap
italist is called upon to reduce his income
in tbe same manner. Money is taxed as
well as labor, and the business of our in
dustrious citizens is rendered less produc
tive by the drains upon it to meet the ex
penses of the Government, which, in time
of peace, are on a war footing. Why
are the taxes so high ?" is constantly aslied
by the people. A partial answer is given
in the following extracts from a Washing
ton letter recently published in the Balti
more Gazette. The writer, who is familiar
with the doings of the men running the
machine at the National Capitol, says :
Of late years our " progress of civiliza
tion? has been such that now the most
common-place matters are conducted on
purely transcendental principles. For
meily the Blue Book" contained the
name and Hie amount of salary of every
Federal official legislative or executive.
But this official register has become a
mere means of concealing from, instead of
expos' ng to public gaza the expenditures
of the Government upon its officials, or
tinofficials, as the case may be, -and who
those public benficiaries really are ! Hun
dreds of men (such as the negro Menard,
for example) have been paid out of some
clandestine fund, as mythical members of
Congress (having no pretensions to seats.)
salaries approximating those of real
members, and countless hundreds of
hangers-on in the perlieus of the Capitol
have fattened upon what, is called the
contingent'' fund performing or not
performing service real or imaginary,
which no law recognizes, and for which no
law provides recompense. In the Execu
tive Department this class of unofficial
officials has assumed fabulous proportions.
Not a claim of consequence is now allowed
by any Bureau before being submitted
(not to the law officials of the Govern
ment, but) to an outside attorney for adju
dication. Scarcely a case of importance
arises in the District or Circuit Court
throughout the country, or in the Supreme
Court, in which these favorites of fortune
are not seen to figure. This may be all
necessary (and it is but a satniile of what
is going on in all the other branches of
official business) upon the ground of the
acknowledge stupidity of the real iS offi
cials." Upon this point I express no
opinion ; but it is safe to affirm that the
gross amount these amateur officers re
ceive annually equals at least the nominal
amount set down in the" Blue Book, "and
other official expositions, as the full ex
penditure on account of the legitimate
civil list. But il is, in the matter of regis
tering, the "salary," (income) of recogniz
ed officials that the public is most grossly
deceived by these books ;" the nominal
pay of these men (legislators and execu
tive officers) is not a drop in the bucket
of what they really receive ; and herein I
by no means allude to the vulgar charge
of down right pilfering. There is hardly
a member of Cougress who is not, at this
moment; taking money outof UncleSam's
pocket (beyond his $5,000 per annum.)
and at the same time enjoying at the ex
pense of the Government, all the luxuries
within the grasp of millionaires. Schenck,
as the head of " Ways and Means" Com
mittee, secured, by a solemn vote of the
House, ten thousand dollars to defray the
cost of a " tour down and across the con
tinent." which, by the way, he never per
formed. I mention his case simply as
similar to numberless others, and not as
ignominiously isolated. The public is
sufficiently aware of the wholesale cutting
up of Congress into traveling committees,
by its oiders, before adjournment.
specimen of another sort of financiering
in an economical way, is the conversion
of Congressmen (during vacancies) into
quasi Foreign Minister, even where wc
have Ministers resident. Senator Ramsey
of Minnesota, has just been dispatched to
France to negotiate a postal treaty. Other
cases, " too numerous to mention," of like
character, occur to mind. Who will cvet
know what amount such men. for such ser
vice, will abstract from the public coffers
This phase in the financial management o
public affairs by the legislative branch of
the government ia equivocal enough, bu
not comparable to what is observed in the
Executive. Heads of Departments and
heads of Bureaus are entitled to receive,
by law, and so are put down in the "Blue
Book." from $3,000 to $8,000 per annum
each, according to grade. Tbero are
many ways of hoodwinking the dear peo
ple. 1 suppose it is innocently thought
that this " per annum," 13 all that, in these
" fast days," such patriots can " legiti
mately" claim. Egregious folly ! Take a
moderate example and I select the case
of the most honest and honorable of all
the recent prominent appointees that of
Commission Delano, of the Internal Revc
nue Bureau. This . gentlemen has been
much " on the wing." He has, since his
brief term, " traveled much," and conse
quently 44 knows something." I don't
know how many miles he has made he
does. But I do know that the Govern
ment allows twenty cent3 a mile, and that
there is not a railroad in the country that
charges a known promineufpffscer a dime
for a journey, if it should extend from Dan
io Bersheba. But let all that pass, and
let us attempt to get at something like a
practical view of the 44 inner life" of our
expenditures by descending to small mat
ters. The salary of the President, as pre
scribed by law, is $23,000 per annum.
Ills perquisites," beyond a mansion, fur
niture, most spacious gardens, and pasture
enough for all the cattle of the Duke of
Xewcastle, are servants ad libitum, clerks
and employes to the event of a depletion
of the army and presents of all kinds
from his ' fellow citizens" at home and
abroad. Two orders of his, since he has About 10 o clock, accompanied by his Ana "ionics oi preparatory labor are con
been rusticating at Long Branch, tell a honorable friends, the elder called for me sidered, this number may be taken as a
significant story. That to the Secretary
r t . i Ti i
of the Interior is laconic. It is simply to
sec that his two favorite nags are proper-
ly "shod" and sent on. Upon inquiry I
find that the mere 44 shoeing" of a couple
of horses should :iot cost more than a ten-
dollar greenback ; but the word 44 shod,"
like Littleton's 44 &c ." in Coke's Common-
taries, is made to me'anby the sycophantic
Secretary, u great deal. In short, this bus-
iness of 4" shoeing" and ''sendin"- on"
these animals will cost the United States
more than three thousand dollars ns per
calculation at the Department of the Inte-
rior, although Secretary Cox certifies that
he carried them with his own hand."
Now, here is a picture of the manner
in which the Radicals are conducting the
Government, which should be studied by
those who pay the taxes. From General
Grant to the meanest : shyster" who
hangs upon the departments, the principle
is, get all out of the Treasury that is pos-!
sible. Economy is a forgotten word in
the transaction of pnblic business. Not
content with raising their salaries to five
thousand dollars per year, the members
of Congress spend their whole Summer in
journeying from one part of the continent I
to another with their families, and leaving
the bills to be paid out of the contingent
fund. These bills are not small ones.
They embrace all the delicacies of the
reason, to which are added gloves for re
ceptions, and presents for the ladies. In
this manner the expenses of Congress are
kept up to a ruinous height, while those
ot tlie departments are pitches in (lie same
key. Money is needed arid must be had
to meet such unprecedented outlays. The
money must come from the labor of the
country, lor every visit Schenck or
some other Radical makes to the West or
South, the poor men of the nation must
work the harder and their families miss a
few more of the necessaries of life. Are
ey content to thus toil for their Radical
masters? If not, thev must defeat the
ladicals at the polls, turn out the thieves
and plunderers at Washington, put honest
men in their places, and thus prepare Mbr
a reduction of taxes, by reducing expen-
The first and greatest thing in rheto
ric is to have something to say.
Forty Chicago gambling houses clear
three millions of dollars annually on faro
Poetry is the flour of literature ; prose
is the ccrn, potatoes, and meat ; satire is
the aquafortis ; wit is the spice and pep
per ; love-letters are the honey and sugar
and letters containing remittances are the
The Philadelphia Age says that 44 the
Radicals are determined to make a great
man of Grant, and General is determined
t.hpv shall nnt.. Ttn.s far r.rant hno Ibrt
best ot it.
A young gentlemanhose bosom was
being rent by the pangs of jealousy ad
dressed a billet to the lady, enclosing her
notes to him, and requesting she would
reciprocate the courtesy. In her reply
she thanked him for his consideration, and
said she would return bis letters as soon
as a young gentleman, to whom they
were loaned, had given them a satisfacto
ry perusal !"
good story comes from Rome. In the
preperation for the OZcumenical Coun
cil, the Pope ordered from his architect
certain embellishments, the plan of which
was brought for his inspection by that
gentleman's little boy. Charmed by the
plan, the Pope opened a dawer full of
gold, and said to the child, 44 Take a
handful of coin as a reward for the
beauty oi your miner s worn." iioiy
fathers," replied the child, 44 take it out
fcr me; your hand is bigger than mine."
Pius IX could not help smiling, and
obeyed the child.
Deacon littefebery- and Elder Pill-
lwry go to tlie Colored Church.'
The deacon gives us the following ac
count of a visit he made to the colored
church, in Washington, in company with
some members of Congress :
Last Sunday morning Elder Pillsbury
came to my room, and invited rrie to ac
company himself and several senators and
representatives to church. It was a pleas
ant morning, and I, therefore, accepted
the invitation with great pleasure. (I had
not had time to attend Church be
fore since my arrival in Washington.) He
Informed me that they intended to . go to
the colored church, in the lower part of
the city ; that he and Mr. Sumner had
been in the habit of attending' divine ser
vice there for a long time ; and that it
seemed almost like home to them there
among their colored brethren. That they
received so much more attention there
than they did in any of the white churches.
I expressed my delight at being favored
with an opportunity to attend a chuch
conducted under the auspices of this un-
fortunate and heretofore downtrodden
race of onr fellow-citizens ; and, after he
withdrew from my room, I took more than
ordinary pains in the arrangement of my
toilet for the occasion. "
at my room, and, after distributing freely
i ri i i "e
among the party some of the contents of
my demijohn, we repaired to the colored
sanctuary. On our way, the elder and I
were in advance, and as we turned the cor-
ner of the street, wc met an elderly gentle-
man of color, with some books under his
That is ,lie clder of llie church," said
x ,llSUUIT ? anu as we approacueu mm.
e saiu' -t,,acr Snowball, allow me to ac-
fluaint yu witu niJ friend, Deacon Hack-
burry Illinois, one of the apostles of
m,man rights." I bowed and shook hands
Wltli tlie vvr, at the same time assuring
him of my great pleasure in making his
acquaintance, and we walked along arm would be a single meeting of the Corn
in arm until we reached the church. pany.
What is the name cf vour church ?"
I asked. I
" De church ob de Secon' Advent, col-
ored, sah," answered he ; 44 an' I hab de
honor to be one ob de founders ob dis in-
stitution in dis city."
Ah, indeed, elder," said I 44 you de-
serve much credit for your enterprise."
Our conversation then turned on the
many difficulties he must have encounter-
ed in building up his church, in the face
of the prejudices of slaveholders, copper-
heads, and traitors ; and it was continued
until we reached the door.
fter entering, the elder conducted us
all to the front seats, he g jing into the
1 he elder seemed to be brim full ot
sermon. He therefore made snort work
of Lis introductory ceremonies, and has-
tened to the selection of his text, which
wag from the 13th chapter of Judges, and
-as ns follows? "An' S.imsnn slew de
Philistines wid de jaw-bone ob de ass."
After recounting the various ups and
downs through which Samson had passed,
an(j comnarin"- them to the fortunes of
tQe Republican party of which he claim-
P,i in i1P n msnprtcd member he finallv
came t0 the explanation and application
of his text.
44 My breddern and sistern.'' said he,
44 from de fotegwine you will pursieve dat
Massa Samson am de pussoniftcation ob de
great republican party ob de present day.
I TV-,- Cnmor litr'o rrr f fVin rr-i in
dares not n Delilfn livin?
dat can cut dar har off nedder! No, my
breddren an' Massa Greeley am de
KAKS MUJ - -
Trinity ob dis party. De Philistines an
de obstrifferous rebels down Souf. Dere-
ronstrnetion measures am the Jaw bone
wid which dis republican Samson smashid
out de power ob de rebels. An' now my
breddren an' sistein, whar did dis jaw-
bone come from t Why, I'll tell you whar
: v, t t ,..rv.A fmm fbn itrpat
republican congress, which am de a?s
Dar's whar it come from ! Yes. my bred
dren an'-sistern, it am dis great loyal ass
dat dis colored congregation hab to thank
for making dem so much better dan the
rnnitlion white trash. Now I'll tell you
nndder thinrr Dar was Andy Jobrtsing
what did he snect to be ? Why my be
lubbed breddren an' sisteren, he spected
to be Balum an was going to ride dis ass
after he got into de presidential chair-
Did be ride urn ? I aS dese honarable
gemmen here, did he ride on de rump ob
dis great and glorious republican ass
Nara ride did he get ! De ass was to much
for him. So de ass hab been riden dis
would be Balum eber since; an' dey's
gwine to ride ebber odder old man what
won't stand by de great ass ob de present
This lucid elaboration of the meaning
anu aPPicauon oi ms iev u.u uk
suit m honorable companions, as we
came up street, several expressed them
selves strongly in favor of . congressional
action in reference to the manner in which
ignorant persons trifled with the sacred
truths of the bible. Others thought there
should be a committee to instruct colored
people as to what was proper, and What
not Proper to preach. A border State
loyalitst seemed to be exceedingly wrotD,
and was in favor of muzzling all such stu-
pidity. He bad been insulted often
! enough by those etupid niggers. He
was for placing white men in their place
who could be taught how and what to
preach, and who tfould have brains
enough to know tho difference between
congress and an ass. An eastern mem
ber rebuked him for the severity of hi3
strictures, upon the elder's sermon. He
did not think that Eider Snowball intend
ed to insult them. The text he had select
ed natuaally led the unsophisticated elder
to the version he ave it. Others ex
pressed their disapprobation of the ser
mon, some severely, and seme mildly?
44 There," said Sumner, finally. 44 you
see, deacon, the necessity of my constitu
tional amendments. They" will remedy
all such piou3 inadvertencies."
44 1 sec it," said I ; you must hurry them
through, and have them adopted by the:
States this winter, or it may be to lafe."
By tbi3 time we reached the avenue.
and the party separated.
In common with the public generally,
vve are much pleased at the wonderful suc-
cess of the National Life Insurance Com-
pany of the United Slates of America. It
has issued 0 0 policies in the very first
year of its operations. When the days
. i . .
Pugc of not less than ten or twelve thou-
sand foe the second year,
Tue Company asked and received the
unqualified endorsement of the pnblic ih
lhe verJ first JeU' of it3 organization; nor
are we ln the le-ist surprised at this, for the
lllan of the Company meets a popular
wanc' eiOtore, it a poor man wanted
to get his life insured for the benefit of his
larauy, ne must neens go mio tue business
ot usunng others; he must for himself,
his heirs, executors, administrators and
assigns, become an associate member of
a mutual company, with all the liabilities
thereto attaching, but with no expectation
of knowing even when and where there
There was no propriety in this, any
more lhau there would lie on the nart of a
clothing dealer who should require every
customer to go into co-partnership with
him btfjrc he would sell him a pair c f
pantaloons. If all clothiers should re-
quire this, the public would have to sub
I mit to the co-partnership for a season, but
whenever dealers established themselves
who did not impose such obligations, with
reference alike to their past business and
their future, they would certainly secure
the patronage of ihe public. The people
have had their Protective Unions and Mu-
I iual Fire Insurance Companies; these are
not so popular as they once were, indeed,
have almost all nassed awav. Wo
I -! '
dict for the National Life Insurance Com
pany, of the United States of America, a
successful and brilliant future. Washina-
A Veteran Duelist. Grainer de Cas-
lar.gac has fought eighty duels since 1841.
His son Paul, the champion duelist of
Fiance, boasts of even a larger number of
duels. He has in addition, been called
(over five funded times) a liar and
slandered, been spit upon in the street
seven tunes, been borse-whipped m pub
lie four times, got his nose pulled four
times, and been once badly beaten in his
editorial sanctum. He has now sixteen
challenges outstanding. It must not be
supposed that fighting a duei in France is
I t h a A nc r orn f t 1 1 1 1 ! i rca if i -i in fb!j pnnntrv.
where double-barreled Runs, rifles and
pistols are used. The difficulties of honor
are generally settled with small swords
and merely toucinng one oi me comoat
tants, so as to uraw d;oou, u tonsmeieu
sufficient balm to assuage the wounded
honor of Mr. Crapeau. Eighty duels for
five hundred and eighteen deadly insults
is rather a small number, it iook n.ty m-
dignities to produce each one of them, or
there must have been a fearful amount
of aplogizing done by the parties who had
the fun of misusing Lifa.
Ens lish oysters arc inferior in size, and
Englishmen speak of large American oys
ters aoa luxury. Years ngo. when Thack
eray tisited this country, he was the hon
ored guest of some distinguished men in
Bostr n we think, at a dinner party Raw
oysters were served ; and, by special ar
rangement, were placed before Thack
eray a plate containing bivalves of unusu
ally huge dimensions. Thackery looked
at them in amazement and uncertain ty.
He hesitated, but finally attempted to di
. M Sill .
vide one monster wnu ins spoon. 4 u you
must not cut oysters," remonstrated a
friend at his elbow, who with others was
enjoying the joke, 44 we always eat them
whole." The English author gazed very
doubtfully at the immense oyster, but
made a violent effort and swallowed it.
" How do you like our American oysters?"
inquired an amused spectator, sitting op
posite at the table. 44 1 feel." replied
Thackeray, solemnly,44 as if I had swallow
ed a cold babgV
A tipsy Irishman leaning against a lamp
post, as a funeral procession wa3 passing
by, was asked who was dead. ' I can't
say, sur," said he, 44 but I presume it is
the jirtleraan in the coffin."
DEXT'S LETTEK TO EOUTWELL;
Judge Lewis Dent, brother-in-law of tha
President, and ah aspirant for the Gover
norship of Mississippi, is on the war path.
The Judge says he represents the Conser
vative Republican party, cf which his
brother-in-law President Grant, is the
head center. He blames Boutwell for
Grant's defection in the Tarbell conveisa
tion, and has addressed that gentleman the
following acrimonious letter :
lion. George S. TJouhcell, Secretary of lhe
Snt: I shall make little apology for
asking your attention to my letter, and
less for the nature of its contents. Yon
were the first to deny the jioliiical ortho
doxy of my friends and myself. v$d bv all
the rules of the forum I am entiUed, tef ii
defense. Again, you hold an office of the
republic, and vour acts, therefore, are
legitimate subjects of criticism by the
humblest citizen thereof. But in some re
spects we are alike. For instance, we
are both aspirants for place with - this
difference, you aim to be tlK&next Presi
dent, with every assurance of success,
except in the opinion of the people ; while
I seek an humbler place, with my hope:?
in disastrous eclipse, except in the judge
ment of Mississippi.4 So in the probable
events of the future, we both stand ad
verse to the judgement of the people. In
pursuit of your ambitionyou ?re ungrate-,
f'ul and unscrupulous as "to the means of
success. Your organ, the New York Sun,
in the same breath ridicules the capacity
cf your masters and dwells with emphasis
upon your peculiar fitness for is office.
Your excellent tool, Mr. Tullcok, became'
so reckless in the manipulation of your
department in the interest of your ambi
tion, and so defiant of the wishes of tho
President and the country, that to save
yourself from an explosion of popular in
dignation, you found it convenient to"
transfer him to another sphere of scandal
ous activity, where his talent might be ex
erted with equal effect and less effrontry.
Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Tex
as, not to mention anything so humble as
myself, were obstructions in the way of
your success, because through President
Grant's intervention in excluding the
proscviptivc clauses from their organic'
law, these States are brought into the
Union and firmly welded to to his'" support.
Now. this is in direct conflict with yon
systematized plans, for what General
Grant gets in the next Presidential elec
tion, clearly Mr. Boutwell will not get ;
and therefore, you have denounced the
conservatie Republicans who are fot
Grant, that you are for Boutwell. And
by some strange dexterious management,
and occult political strategy, you have so
worked upon the confidence of the Pres
ident as to cause hnn to flourish the club
with which you intend to break his head , '
by inducing him.to..j.ijin you in denuncia
tion of the conservative Republicans a
party created by his magnanimity, and
triumphant through Lis encouragement.
But, sir, your purpose is easily disecrna
ble, and has a two-fold object, namely to
destroy the National Republican party kt
the South, and then to reconstruct "from
its shattered fragments a Boutwell party,
with l o Richmond in the field to strike for
yourtrjwn. Put if you caniot succeed
in this scheme of desperate enterprise
you n:ean to ruin a result, from pnsent
appearences.much more likely to reached.
Your official intervention for Yells.for in
stance, gave 30.000 majority for Walker
Your letter to Stokes gave Tennessee to
Senterby an overwhelming vote of 70,000.
Your marvelous political sagacity, now in
action in Mississippi and Texas," will re
peat your calamity, and again overwhelm
you with discomfiture and defeat
peradde 1 to these results of your unap
proachable folly, the imposition on these
States of your iron-clad oath, and the
alienation is complete, landing them ail
in the outstretched aims of Democracy.
But the consequences of your folly do
not end here. Ohio and Pennsylvania,
and others, will follow. Decide their po
litical status in October; and the North
will echo back the condemnation of
the South, and peal in your ears this
fact, that there is still left enough of the
incorruptable virtue of Republicrfn-ism to
rebuke 3-ou for a wanton repression r f
that most sacred right, the elective fran
chise. But sir, this will not defer yott
from your mad course. You will still per
sist until every prep that supports our
pai ty is stricken away, and the whole
grand superstructure tumble about our1
ears in hopeless ruin. When you were
appointed Secretary of the Treasury and
unanimously confirmed by the Senate cf
every shade of political opinion, did yon
not take an oath to administer your office
impartially and for the exclusive objects
of its creation; to collect the revenue and
control the finances of the country ? Is
not that office the property of the nation,
and yourself clothed for a time with a lit
tle brief authority ? Then, sir, how do
you explain this perverson of its legiti
mate uses and functions into a means and
instrument of oppression, and compel the
election of obnoxious rulers of the South?
Is such a course consistent with your oath
of office, or do you call this a great moral
idea? But, Mr.'Boutwell, although you
have prostituted? the powers of your office
for purposes cf oppression, without the
warrant of conscience or law, it may be
that you can tell me by what authority
jo i presume to pronounce upon my po
litical orthodoxy. Who constituted you
the- infallable Pope of Republicanism ?
Who gave you authority to hurl the politi
cal anathemas of the party ? Again what
right had vou to commit the Administra
tion to your policy ? Have ycu not to
learn that you are only a part of the Ad
ministration, and not the whole of it. al
though your friends believe that a mono
mania has seized upon your mind on the
subject, and that you verily believe your
self the State!
A bashful young man escorted home an
equally bashful young lady. As they
were approaching the dwelling of the
damsel she said entreatingly, 'Zekiel,
now don't tell anybody you beau'd me
home.' 4Sary,' said he emphatically 'don't
you mind; I am as much ashamed of it a3
Horace Greeley now characterizes Far
son Brownlow as always having been low
bred, boorish and bcar.tlr.
I cireet, Oregon City. kt tho t Uteenth Amendment " bliae. '
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