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Aiieth?r Radical Victim.
The errand jury yesterday in
dietel the "Honorable" Roderick
II. Puller, Radical Representative
from the lirst District of Tennes
see, for the " indiscretion'' of fore
inp; the names of two widows, in
order to draw their pension. A
few days ago the same rrnnd iurv
indicted tho "Honorable" C. C.
Ilowen, Radical Representative
from the Second Distr ict of South
Carol'ma, for the " inliscretion"
of having married two wives.
These are shining examples of
those moral ideas and philanthro
pic principles which Radicalism
has illustrated in its successful pro
gress ; but they by no means com
pare with other virtues which
more modest members of that
threat part v have succeeded so far
in conceuiinp; from the reach of
judicial inquisition. If the hid
den, merits of all the illustrious
members who adorn Radicalism
and denounce amnesty could be
brought to light in this oliicient
way, the present majority would
soon be apt to find itself w ithout
the control of the House.
Every bod' knows morally, as
many do in a positive way, that a
system of the grossest and most
extensive corruption has pene
trated both branches of Congress,
and that the vast opportunities
offered by the war extended the
demoralization which has been
previously introduced by venal
combinations. Railroad giants,
tariffs, and forms of special legis
lation, furnished the means of sud
den enrichment, and it is wholly
impossible to explain in any other
way the transitions from poverty
to wealth, which are palpable to
e-.'ery ve, and notorious from
their ilagrant mendacity. j
The cadet-selling of Whitte- !
more, Deweese, and other conspic
uous Radicals, was but a venial
imperfection compared with the
frailties of some of their more dis
tinguished associates, whose easy
virtue was so much shocked at
that crime. Rut there are other
disclosures yet to be made that
will brimj; out still more strongly
into relief the practices by which
political power has been preserved
in Radical hands, and enormous
wealth acquired by members who
have regularly voted their own
We suppose that the same char
itable const ruction will be applied
to these " indiscretions"' that was
recently adopted by the. United
States District Attorney in Atuv
York, who, in answering the
charge of defalcation against the
Radical Governor of Louisiana,
sait: "He hoped it would be re
membered, that whatever might
have been the aliened exceptional
acts of Governor Warmouth in
connection with the United States
Treasury Department - of Texas,
they had all been covered by his
And who more "loyal" titan
Rutler" and Rowen, and Vfhitte
more, and Deweese? Surely their
errors, if errors, they be, are
covered with a superabundant zeal.
The least that their Honorable
Colleague from Lowell can do, in
this their day of tribulation, is to
amend his bill so as to include
these omitted cases in his generous
amnesty for malefactors. JAitriot.
lowledge and Gcodnattvre.
Richest is he that watrt.s least.
What rings are not circular-.
Good manners are the blossoms
fo good sense.
Inscribe i ijuiieson sand, and be: -efits
It is said that the ostrich only
drinks once in live days.
Cotton was first planted in the
United States in 1750.
Occasional praise is wholesome
as well as agreeable.
What do yon often drop and
never stop to pick up? A hint.
Never speak lond to your family
unless the house is on tire.
There are about 11,000 cigar
factories in the United States.
Retter to suffer without cause
than to have cause for suffering
j One-half the slate pecils used in
j the world are made in Vermont,
j Of the the oil-cloth factories in
j the United State, live arc in Elaine,
i How to get the exact weight of
a fish weigh him in his own scales.
The blood of a healthy, full-
grown average man weighs twenty
The dog hunts best when lie is
hungry; t lie man when he expects
Do not choose your friend by
his looks; handsome shoes often
j pinch the feet.
Thercjtre two Generals that will
most likely prove the death of the
radical party, namely: General
Grant and General Amnesty.
Our young men are growing up
badly. There cannot be a more
melanehoily sign of evil tendency
than the impatience of honest
work which characterizes our
juniors. They forget that it
was the hands of their fathers
which laid the foundations of the
magnificent Structure of the empire
into the possession of which they
are coming. They forget that
w hat was begun in labor can only
be continued by labor. They for
get that the State cannot even be
k-rf'pijisbtit will rot ami
crumble to ruin without labor. It
is not so much a lack of industry
in our youth, as impatience of
small results, recalcitrancy against
step by-step processes, that has
brought them to this condition.
The misnomer so etnminently
"Yankee in its inception of " labor-saving
machines," has wrought
a palpable and most injurious de
ceit upon them. They have come
to consider man also as meant to
be a " labor-saving machine," and
that it is arr indignity and a waste
of time and capital for the Ameri
can young man to nut his hands to
any task. He will not plough, un
less by steam, nor mow, nor rake,
nor grub, save by horse-power.
He looks down upon trades: he
scorns apprenticeship; and the
manual tasks which cannot be
avoided lie is anxious to delegate
immigrants, to "heathen Chinee,"
or to some other jilius terra?, wdro
are not yet innoculated with
Our young man seems entirely
to forget that the "labor-saving
machine" is not meant for the
miser, but for the husbandman;
that its end is not to spare muscle,
but to o:onnlze it; that it has no
other object, in short, than to
make the result of labor larger,
and enable its effects to be seen at
a greater distance. The block-and-tackle
at the granary door is not
meant to save; the young man his
labor in hoisting, but to enable
him to hoist ten bushels or ten bar
rels, where now he can only hoist
one. And the American man can
never become a " labor-saving ma
chine" without becoming at the
same time a lazy one, a curse to
himself and to his nation. Vet
the disposition to shirk honest labor-,
to hunt for short-cuts and by
ways to riches, to substitute trick
for endeavor, and "cuteness," for
skill, is one of the worst signs of the
time, an alarming evil, of daily m
creasing proportions, of more rapid
spread. The crying need of this
age and this land is skilled labor
for town and country: good me
chanics, good farmers. Instead of
trying to supply this need, our
youth are engaged in a wild scram
ble for " easy places," public office,
clerkships, and the like; the means
of fortune and independence are
at their elbows, but they grasp so
eagerly ami seljishly at the shadow
that the substance escapes them
Shall We Meet Araia.
The following is said to be one
of the most brilliant art icles ever
written by the lamented George
1). Prentice :
Rut the fiat of nature is inexora
ble. There is no appeal for relief
from the great law which dooms us
to dust. We flourish and fade as
the leaves of the forest, and the
flowers that bloom and wither for a
day have no frailer hold upon life
than the mightiest monarch that
ever shook the earth with his foot
steps. Generations of men will ap
pearand disappear as the grass,
and countless multitudes that
throng the world to-day, will dis
appear as t he footsteps on the shore.
Men seldom think of the great
event of death until the sbadow
falls across their own path, hiding
from their eyes the traces of loved
ones, whose living smile was the
sunlight of their existence. De :th
is the great antagonist of life and
the cold thought of the tomb is t lie
skeleton of all feasts. We do not
want to go through the dark val
ley, although its passage may lead
to" Paradise; and with Charles
Lamb, we do not want to lie down
in the grave even with princes for
In the beautiful drama of Ton,
the instinct of immortality, so elo
quently uttered by the death-devoted
Greek, finds a deep response
in every thoughtful soul. When
about to yield his young existence
as a sacriiice to fate, his beloved
Clemantha asks if they shall not
meet again, to which he replies; "I
asked that dreadful question of the
hills that seem eternal of tiie clear
streams that flow forever of the
stars among whose fields of azure
my raised spirit had walked. As
I look upon thy living face, I feel
that there is something in thy love
that cannot wholly perish." Wo
shall meet again, Clemantha."
It is no sign that because a man
makes a stir, that he is a spoon.
Cash Value ci a Laboring Man.
Under this caption the Ports
mouth, X. II. Chronlchi has the
following pertinent and sensible
It is remarked by persons who
do not possess any property, and
who depend upon daily labor for
the support of themselves and
families, that they are "worth
nothing," financially speaking.
This language is generally in
dulged in by men in the commu
nity who style themselves as bus
iness men. Let us examine the
question financially and see if the
assertions are correct.
Last year the price cf common
labor averaged ;si?50 per day.
Admitting that the laborer receiv
ed n,50 per day, and it required
the whole of that sum to support
his family, nevertheless, we con
tend thai the laborer was worth
in cash to his family the sum of
The amount he would receive
for one year's labor, at 8 i .50 per day
would be $172. CO, which amount
would be the interest at six per
cent, on 87.9SO which latter sum
would be the cash value of the la
boring man to his family.
The cash value of the laboring
man to the - c; mmunit y is much
more than the above-named sum,
as labor is the only true wealth to
any country. Without labor, our
forges, furnaces, woolen mills, and,
indeed, manufactories of all kinds,
would cease to be. The music of
the loom and shuttle would be si
lenced forever. Our national and
other banks would close their
doors, and our most enterprising
merchants take in their signs.
Without labor civilization recedes,
and the bat and owl would soorr
occupy the crimpson chambers of
our would-be business men.
Let the laboring men of the
United States realize their true
position. Let them lellect that
labor is honorable; that labor is
wealth. Let them remember that
they are a power in the State;
that to them this Government is
indebted for all it possesses of
liberty, glory, grandeur.
Govga's Apostrophe to Cold Water.
The celebrated apostrophe to
water given in one of Jno. R.
Cough's temperance lectures, is a
gem. It is said to have originated
with a Texas Laptist preacher. It
is somewhat modified as used by
Mr. Gough. Pouring a gobkt of
water and advancing toward his
audience and lifting it above his
head he sard :
Look at that ve thirsty sons of
punt v I
glitters as if a mass of gems! It is
a beverage that was brewed by
the hand of the Almighty, himself!
Xot in simmering still or smoking
fires, choked with poisonous gases
and surrounded by the stench of
sickening odors ami rank corrup
tion, does our father in Heaven
prepare the precious essence of life
the pure cold water; but in the
green glade and grassy dell, where
the deer wanders and the child
loves to play; there God brews it
and down in the deepest valleys,
when the fountains murmur and the
rills sing; and high upon the tall
mountain tops, where the storm
clouds brood and the thunders
erasii; and away far out orr the
wide sea, where the hurricane howls
music and big waves roll the cho
rus, sweeping the march of God
there he brews it that beverage
of life healthgiving water and
every where it is a thing of beauty;
glimmering in the dew-drop, sing
ing in the summer rain, shining in
the gem till the trees seem turned
into living jewels; spreading a
golden veil over the setting sun or
a white gauze around the midnight
moon sporting in the cataract,
sleeping in the glacier's, dancing in
the hail showers; folding its br ight
curtains softly about the windy
world and weaving the many col
ored iris, that seraph's zone of the
sky, whose warp is the rain-drops
of earth, whose woof is the sun
beam of heaven; all checkered over
with the celestial flowers by the
mystic hand of lvilectiou, still al
ways it is beautiful that blessed
life water. Xo poison bubbles on
the brink; its foam brings no sad
ness or murder!
They tell a story in Milwaukee
of a lawyer who came back, alter
some wars" absence from the city
and went almost immediately into
the triad of a ury case. "I believe,
said he to his opponent, as he
glanced at the occupants of the
j jury-box, "I know more than half
these fellows, if I have been away
so long." "I should think it
strange, 'was the encouraging reply,
"if you didn't know more than all
" Are you the mate of this ship?"
asked an immigrant of the cook,
who was an Irishman. " Xo, sir,"
was the answer, I am the man that
cooks the mate.'''
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
How to reduce Taxation.
Is this a government of the peo
ple, or of and for the benefit of
Are we, as laborers, inventors,
producers, taxpayers, carrying on
the United States Government for
our own benefit, or to enrich noli',
producers, non-taxpayers, and pro
fessional oiliOe-holders ?
These are the grave questions,
for they affect u in our rights,
happiness, possessions, and rewards
If this Government is for the
benefit of office-holders, let them
pay the taxes. If for the good
and benefit of the people, let us re
duce taxes, that the man who
works, earns, and produces may
have more dollars and fewer tax
receipts at the end of the year.
As a people, we owe allegiance
to tJtc people, and to that par ty, or
principles, or political power which
protects the people alike.
As men interested iri the growth
of ihe country, we owe allegiance
to that party, or those principles,
or that power, which does the
most to encourage genious, protect
labor- encourage enterprise, and
advance the ytncral italuslrles of
As workers, builders, producers,
inventors, and common workers
for a common cause, we owe allegi
ance to each other to those who
bear the brunt of taxation, and
not to the ones who rob and live
without paying an honest share of
national expenses; or the political
power which protects the rich at
the expense of the workers, who
need protection, and who, if uni
ted, have the power to protect
To cany on this Government
requires money millions of dol
lars each year. Rut it does not re
quire so many millions each year
us rvre now called for.
There is no need of employing
two armies of tax-collectors!
Let the General Government de
cide how cheap it can carry on the
nation to progress and success.
Let this sum be divided or ap
portioned to the several States
and Territories, in proportion to
the assessed or actual wealth, of
Then let each State, through its
regular collective channels and i
agencies, collect from the people
and pay over to the General Gov
trnment the amount assessed to
each State, and we save, as a peo
ple, one-half of tin; taxes now
paid, which go to compensate rev
enue officers, United States tax-collectors,
and to make stealings for
dishonest hangers-on to whatever
party may be in power.
Tins will throw thousands of
bellowing politicians out of em
ployment, or rather into employ
ment, to the reliei of the taxpay
ers and the benefit of the country.
It will make our State Govern
ments of more consequence, and
make each State feel more interest
in the General Government.
It will make Strifes respossible
each for its legitimate portion of
the public expanse, audi give to
State officers, -or county and town
tax-collectors, more responsible po
sitions, and make a demand for
none but honest men.
It will close the gates of the
long line of national toll-gates, or
custom-houses, where tariffs are
collected at the expense of the
West, for the benefit of the East
at the expense of the poor for
the benefit of the idle, the rich,
and the extravagant.
And if we must have custom
houses, let duties be collected on
articles used by the rich, not on
necessaries of life consumed by
W o rk i n gm en taxpayers!
Is there treason in this plan?
Is it disloyal ?
Will it work injury to the peo
ple? Will it wrong your coildren ?
Will it cheapen labor?
Will it retard progress or weigh
down industry ?
Will it take money from the
pockets of other than armies of
tax-collectors, who are paid to take
a dollar from the workingman w ho
pays taxes, and pass it along to the
Xationat Ircasury at Washington,
till of the dollar but a dime reaches
its destination ?
Will it do harm to talk the mat
ter up in your workshops and by
your firesides ? lyo,atroj s Demo
crat. . o
Sheriff OVRrien, of Xew York,
has expended 82 -L000 in coal for
tiw. iw.or and William 31. Tweed
donated 50,000 for the relief of
the same worthy class. These gen
tlemen are not only laying up
treasures in heaven, but gaining
Boston has a very heavy smug
gling case in her courts. Six per
sonsare indicted.and their joint op
erations arc alleged to have amount
ed to three hundred and fifty thou
For the Weekly Enterprise.
SOXU OF illE WIXU.
BY LICY C. 1IECKARD.
I collie oVr (ho earth w'uli footsteps free.
Though my form is void my work you
I come with power, with ir.i.cht and son
And the lair earth smiles as I pass along:.
I come from the top of the snovr -fcapt hills
To the shady dell where sinpr the rills ;
I kiss the lip of the devvey llower.
And sporl in the cooling summer shower.
I roam o'er the wares of the murmuring
Where the slimy forms of the monsters
I visit the mound of JfceiSleepinsr dead.
And v.altoe56r$ay' bed.
7-.- "C'!.""" '.'.-'--.-" : ' vv
I come from the south where the palm
And the cotton stands like fleecy snow;
I come from the land where bright lower s
And softly sing o'er the fallen braves.
I come when the pent-up storm is nigh
And the thunders moan through the
gloomy sky ;
The towering oak to die ground is brought.
And the works of man to me are nought.
I come in the sigh of the soft spr ing breeze.
When the red flowers hang from the
maple trees :
The young grain bows neath my fairy
For I called It up from its dark cold bed.
I come "neath the summer's blvzing sun.
When the languid stryams o'er their
pebbles run ;
I cool the earth ami heated air.
And the laborer thanks me lor my care.
I come in the autumn's low hoars sigh.
When the sun looks st d from the smokv
I come through the corn fields yellow
And play through the farmer's golden
I toss the drifts of the snow flakes light,
When the earth is draped in purest
As the traveler faces the western breeze.
I blind his eyes with snow as' I please.
I come o'er the earth, my path is free.
Though my form is void my work you
There is none can tell of my untold source.
And none can hinder m v disunct course .
The Lolijy at Washington.
Don Piatt, a noted letter writer and
Republican editor, has been lectur
ing lately about Washington, and
gives an insight of the lobby among
other institutions. He said :
"Xearly ail the measures originated
in that branch of Congress, and
could be put through for money.
It is composed of men of an aver
age run of mind better than that
of Congressman. The question -is
often asked whether these men
really buy up the Congressmen.
The speaker did not. know. Their
bills go through, and those that go
to Congress poor and come away
rich could not get rich on their sal
aries, lie knew of instances where
a lobbyist was asked if he expected
to get tv certain measure through.
The renl v was, "Certainly : We 'nave
eleven millions stock, fifty thousand
dollar's and the prettiest little quad
roon from Xew Orleans you ever
saw." The mearsure passed one
branch of Congress, ami it came
within hlteen mmui.es of I
reached by the other when it ad-
A Xorth Adams, Massachusetts,
shoemaker-thus delivered himself
the other day on the subject of
Chinese competition : " hen
manufacturers who represent capi
tal consent to let a working man
buy all his goods in the open
market of the world, I, as a working
man, will admit his right, mine
having been admitted. What I
object to is the paying of his prices,
and the working at his prices too.
If he has the right to buy his labor
in the lowest market. I have, an
equal right to buy my goods in the
lowest market. Let him try the
experiment of competing with for
eign goods, and fin willing, for on",
to compete with foreign labor.
When he consents to free trade,
I'll consent to admit his right in
the other particular; buttocompel
me to buy his goods by prevent
ing importation with tarilf, when he
refuses to buy my labor at my
rates, is not justice, ami no argu
ment can make justice out of it."
Fifteen Great Mistakes. It
is a great mistake to set up our own
standard of right and. wrong, judg
1 ig people accordingly. It is a
great mistake to measure tlieenvy
tnent'of others by your own ;'.o ex
pect uniformity of opinion in this
world ; to look for judgement ami
experience in youth ; to endeavor
to mold all disnositions alike : not
to yield m immaterial times; to
look for perfection in our own ac
tions; to worry ourselves and others
with what cannot be remedied ;not
to nllevinte ;i that needs alieva-
tion, as far as it lies in our power;
not to make allowances for the in
firmities of others; to consider
everything impossible which we
cannot perform ; to believe only
what our infmatc minds can grasp;
to expect to be able to understand
everything. The greatest mistake
of all is, to live for time, when any
moment may launch us into eternity.
Ths San Daraingo R ipture.
Fnrn the V.'ashii.gton Patriot
While the Republican papers ,
far and near, deplore and deprectt 6
the schism between tlie Preside'u t
and Mr. Sumner, there is hardly
one of them holding any position
before the country that has dared to
defend the scheme which was life
cause of this quarrel. They f&
vor or condemn the proposed Com
mission as partiality or prejudice
may shape opinion, but on the job
itself a discreet silence is preserved"
Underlying all these expressions id
the suspicion that there is "some
thing rotten" in San Domingo
"which must taint all w hoouchtj
and hence the evident purpose to
evade any discussion of the abstract
proposition. Ry this indirection
some of the faithful who, at heart
agree with Mr. Sumner, find aji ex
cuse, to prove their "loyalty,' by
censure of his stern accusation
against the President
The real sentiment of the Re
publican press is probably summed
up by the Rutlalo Advertiser, which
is a discreet, as Well as a capable
organ, when it says :
"All this has been the result of an O
ill-advised determination on ilie
part of tlie President0 to press a
matter before Congress and to
make its adoption a test of his in
fluence, ami that a matter in regard
to which ninety-nine out of every
hundred of the people of the coun
try feel no interest or concern what
ever." An attempt has been made to
mislead the country on this subject
by keeping out of view the resolu
tions of inquiry originally proposed
by Mr. Sumner, and which could
have been answered on the spot,
with abundant information to have
decided the whole questions San
Domingo is no new or unexplored
country, whose resources, popula
tion, ai.d condition requires much
research. There is nothing to be
revealed, except what may be con
nected with this speculation, that
is not already known, and has been
familiar for more than half a cen
tury of decline and degradation in
that island, compared with which
St. Thomas, which we recently re
jected, is an Eden. Our histories
and our- school-books tell the tale
of sanguinary passion, of chronic
pestilence and of barbarian license,
which are the noted characteristics
of Sarr Domingo, vhere the white
man cannot live, and where the
black man has become so brutalized
that Paganism in its most revolt
ing forms almost become respectas
ble by contrast. This is the country
which it is proposed to annex as a
State, and to have represented in
the American Congress by the votes
of snake-worshippers and fetich
idolaters. o o
Mr. Morion's resolution was only"
jockeying process to avoid an an
swer to the other inquiry, which, if
honestly given, would have ended
the matter. The Commission will
pass the House, bat that vote will
j)e K) (.cnimjttal to the policy of
the President, lhose who disa
gree with him, but do not desire
to make the issue as Mr. Sumner
did, find a mode of compromising
with their own convictions by this
expedient, believing that the Com
missioners cannot properly report
before the 4th of March, and if they
do. that it will carry no moral
weight, from the insufficiency of
time to prosecute the inquiry.
The President will certainly se-1
lect a Commission favorable toLis
own ideas, which Inc.st at once dis-1
credit it with the country. piXi
under the best circumstances, wl!iat
value could attach to such an in
quiry ? Most of the information
called for by Mr. Morton could
only be obtained through Raez and
h's confederates now in authorif?,
and they are the very parties who
made the bargain with Raheoekj
and who arc to profit by its con
summation. The mass of the pop
ulation is degraded to the last de
gree, and held in subjection by tlie
presence of our ships of war, sent
there and kept there for tlie express
object of perfecting this scandalous
tr ansact ion. The officers of those
ships are under moral duress, and
silenced by tlie certainty of perse
cu ion, should they spt ak out.
Hence this Commision in all its
shapes is a sham. It is only de
smned to cover a grtat fraud with
tlie external forms of dignity; and
to conceal corruption under the
cloak of an offc'al imposture-.
General Santa Anna lias becll
cuiet so long that many doubtless
have supposed him to be dead,
lie has, however, turned up again,
The occasion of his coming before
the public is that he litis been par
doned by President Jaurez.Q He
considers this a greivancc of the
first magnitude, and nnnounc!
that he will have no amnesty from.
the Mexican President.
A monument costing fifty thou
sand dollars is to be erectecP in
Missouri to the memory of Sterling
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