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AN OLD BUT TRUE STORY
Few of our readers perhaps, have
ever been placed in the situation
in which our doctor once found
himself. Kead his story : " I be
lieve captain," said tbe doctor, " I
never told you about my adven
ture with a woman at my board
ing liouse, while I r as attendini;
the lectures r"
"Xo, lets have it," replied the !
individual addressed, a short !
flabby, fat man, of about fifty,
with a highly nervous tempera
ment and a vry red lace.
" At th time I attended the lec
tures I boarded at a house in
which there were no females ex
cept the landlady and an old
colored cook "
Here the doctor made a slight
pause and the captain, by way of
requesting; him to go on, said :
41 I often felt the want of female
society to soften the severe labor
of study and dispel the ennui to
which I was subject "
t; Well," said the captain.
" lint, as I feared that forming
acquaintance among the ladies
might interfere with my studies,
I avoided them all. One evening
after listening to a long lecture on
physical anatomy and dissecting a
large negro, latigued in body and
mind, I went to my lodgings. 1
went into the hall, took a lamp
and went to my room, it being
after one o'clock. I placed the
lamp on the table and commenced
undressing. I had hardly got my
coat olf when my attention W as at
tracted to a dress and a quantity
of peticoats lying on the chair."
' Well," said the captain, who
began to show signs that he was
" A pair of beautiful small shoes
and stockings were on the floor.
Of course 1 thought it strange, and
was about to retire, but then I
thought it was my room, and I
had at least, a tight to know who
was in my bed."
" Exactly," nodded the captain.
" So I took the light, went softly
to the bed, and, with a trembling
hand, drew aside the curtain.
Heavens what a sight ! A young
girl I thought an angel was in
u Well," said the captain, giving
his chair a hitch.
" As I gazed upon her I thought
that 1 never witnessed anything
more beautiful. I'rom underneath
a little niriit can. rivaling me
stiow in whiteness, iell a stray
ringlet over a neck and shoulders
u Well," said the excited cap
tain, giving his chair another hitch.
"Xeverdid I look upon a bust
more peifectly formed. I took
hold of the coverlid and softly
pulled it down."
" Well," said the captain, betray
ing the utmost excitement.
"To the waist."
" Well," said the captain, drop
ping the newspaper and renewing
to the position of his legs.
"She had on a night dress but
toned up before, but I softly open
ed the two first buttons. "
" Well," said the captain,
wrought to the highest pitch ot
" And then, ye gods ! What a
sight to gaze upon ! A Hebe,
pshaw, words fail. Just then "
" Well," said the captain, hitch
ing his chair right and left.
" I thought I was taking a mean
advantage of her siezed my coat
and boots, and went and slept in
"It's a lie," shouted the excited
captain, jumping up and kicking
over his chair, " it's a lie !"
The Dsvil and Tcm Walker-
A STORY OF THE EAST CENTURY.
BY WASHINGTON IRVING.
As Tom waxed old, however,
he grew thoughtful. Having se
cured the good things of this
world, he began to feel anxious
ibout the next. He thought with
regret on the bargain he had made
with his black friend, and nut, his
wits to work to cheat him out of
his conditions. He became, there
fore, all of a sudden, a violent
church-goer. IIe prayed loudly
and strenonsly, as if heaven were
to be carried by force of lungs.
Indeed, one might always tell
"cii i.c; u. in Mimed most tiuring
the week by the clamor of his
Sunday devotion ! The ouior
Christians who have been modest
ly traveling Zionward were struck
with self-reproach at seeino- them
selves so suddenly outstrinned in
their career by this new made con
vert, l oin was as rigid in religion
as in money matters; he was
stem supervisor and eensurer of
his neighbors, and seemed to think
every sin entered to their account
uecame a cmlit on his page. He
even talked ot the prr.fli
reviving the persecution of the
Quakers and Anabaptists. In a
word, Tom's zeal became as his
Still, in spite of his strenuous at
tention to forms, Tom had a lurk
ing dread that the devil after all
would have his due. That lie
miht not be taken unawares,
therefore, it is said he always
carried a small Bible in his pocket,
lie also had. a creat folio IVible in
his countinir-house desk, and wotdd
frequently le found reading when j
neoole called on business : on such '
i ill i ;
occcasions he would lav his green
spectacles on the book to mark the
piace, while he turned around to
drive some usurious bargain.
Some say Tom grew a little
crack brained in his older days,
and that, fancying his end sp
proching, he had his horse new
shod, saddled and bridled and
with his feet uppermost, because
that, at the last day, the world
would be turned upside down, in
which case he would find his
horse ready for mounting, and he
was determined at the worst to
give his friend a run for it. This,
however, is probably a mere wife's
fable. If he did really take that
precaution, it was totally superflu
ous at least, so says the authentic
old legend, which closes his story
in the following manner:
One hot afternoon, in the dog
days, just as a terrible black
thunder gust came up, Tom sac in
his counting-house in his white
linen cap and India siik morning
gown. He was on the point of
foreclosing a mortgage by which
lie would compel the rum ot an
unhappy speculator for whom he
professed the greatest friendship.
The poor land jobber begged him
to grant a few months indulgence.
Tom had grown testy and irri
tated, and refused another day.
"3Iy family will be ruined and
brought upon the parish," said the
land jobber. "Charity begins at
home," cried Tom; "I must take
care of myself these hard times."
"You have made so much
money out of me," said the specu
lator. Tom lost his patience and piety.
"The devil take me," said he, "'if
I have made a farthing."
Just then there were three loud
knocks at the street door.
He stepped out to see who was
there1. A bla:-k man with a black
horse, which neighed and stamped
"Tom, you are come for," said
the black fellow grufily. Tom
shrunk back but too late. He had
left his little Hible at the bottom
of his coat pocket, and his big
Bible on the desk, buried under the
mortgage he was about to foreclose
never was a poor sinner taken
more unaware s. The black man
whisked him like a child astride
the horse, and away he gal
lopped in the midst of a thunder
storm. The clerks stuck their pens
behind their ears and stared after
him from the windows. Away
went Torn Walker, dashing down
the streets, his cap bobbing up and
down, and his steed striking fire
out of the pavement at every bound.
When the clerks turned to look,
the black man had disappeared.
Tom Walker never returned to
foreclose the mortgage. A coun
tryman who lived near the swamp
i ,i x i. i. .1.,.
rcporieu mat ai toe neignt oi me
thunder gust he had heard a great
of hoofs and howling
iloiP1" the road, and that when he
ran to the window he just caught
io'ht of a figure such as I have de
scribed, on a horse that gallopped
ike mad across the fields, over the
tills, and down into the black hem
ock swamps toward the old Indian
fort, and that shortly after a thun
derbolt fell in thatdirectioH, which
eemed to set the whole lorest in a
The good people of Boston shook
their heads and shrugged then
shoulders. They had been so ac
customed to witches and goblins,
and tricks of the devil in all kinds
of shapes, from the first settlement
of the colony, that they were not
so much horror-struck as might
have 1 e ai expected. Trustees
were appointed to take charge of
Tom's effects. There was nothing
however, to administer upon. On
searching his coffers, all his bonds
and mortgages were found reduced
to cinders! In place of gold and
silver, his iron chest was filled with
chins and shavings ; two skeletons
lay in his stable instead of his half-
starved horses, ami t lie very next
day his great house took fire and
was burned to the ground.
Such was the end of Tom Walk
er nn.l liis ill-rrotten wealth! Let
all griping money brokers lay the
story welfto heart. The truth is
not to be doubted. The very hole-
under the oak trees, from whence
he dun- Kidd's money, is to be seen
to this day, and the ne'gboring
swamp and the old Indian tort i?
often haunted in stormy nights by
a figure on horseback, in a morning
gown and white cap, which is
doubtless the troubled spirit of the
usurer. In net, the story has re
solved itself into a proverb, and is
the oricrinal of the popular saying
prevalent throughout New Eng
land, of "The Devil and Tom Walk
Where Will the Ena B3.
Why do we hear all this bitter
complaint about the tightness of
money and dullness of trade ? Why
is it that one-fourth of our mech
anics are out of emploj-ment, and
a good portion of the others on
short time '? Is it true that money
is tight, and that it is caused by a
scarcity of the article? If so, has
not our Government the power to
supply the deficiency ? This is a
great and powerful nation, possess
ing the material to live within it
self, and with enough to spare for
the surrounding nations. Then
why is it that thousands of merch
ants and business men should be
driven to despair, and thousands
of working people to want and
misery? An article has attracted
our attention, stating tlat the gov
ernment has resolved to pay a
large amount of our deht in gold,
when it was contracted to be paid
in legal tender. It is chinned that,
had the government doae her duty,
the debt would have bi'en paid as
it became due, as was promised,
in legal tender under the law of
Feb. 25th, 1802, authorizing the
5.20 bonds. Had this been done
money would not have been tight,
nor business dull. This would have
placed the Secretary cf the Treas
ury in a position to mike his own
terms, instead of begging the
money sharks of Europe ami Amer
ica to take our bonds at a lower
rate of interest. It is claimed this
would have kept money plenty, and
the people would have been saved
an immeense amount of interest,
(millions yearly.) Our grass-grown
ship-yards would have been alive
with industry, while now they are
unused ; our commerce dead ; our
bonds controlled by banks and
swindlers, and our stores fast be
coming tenantless from bankruptcy
loreed upon their former occupants.
The wholsale swindling monopo
lies alone ate gaining ground. The
Coi ;st itution declares that Congress
"shall control the rates of com
merce between the States," and
yet the railroads are demanding
four limes what, they should re
ceive for freight on coal. Again,
the charter of railroads will not
carry wood or coal for any indi
vidual, thus giving themselves a
chance to carry their own coal, and
demand what price they please !
Is it not time for the Government
to exercise its power in this mat
Again, Congress has passed a
law exempting bonds and mort
gages from taxation. Thus the
milionaire can place his funds in
mortgages, and pay no tax, while
the poor or less fortunate devil, he
who labors for his own welfare,
and who increases the value of the
j country, is obliged to pay the tax
which should be paid by the bond
holder ; and then has to pay the
millionaire the interest on his mort
gages. And now, again, it is pro
posed to remove the tax on in
comes, because it only effcts the
wealthy classes, and they can't
stand it! As another act of gen
erosity, to the poor, Congress has
ust given fifteen mihon acres of
government land to the Southern
Pacific Uailroad company! !
Verily, ours is a free country,
free for monopolizers to do as they
please ! And are we to look for
my change m this monopolizing
system r X o, we think not. 1 he
various "rings" have the prece
dence. Tn Syracuse the Lepubh-
can party is said to be controlled
by the "Journal ring; our fuel
is controlled by the Coal ring;
our specie is controlled b- the
Gold ring ; and we seem in a fair
way to be controlled entirely by
in Aristocratic ring, similar to
that of Great Britian. Syracuse
Y. K limes.
Xtce Country. The corres
pondent of the Cincinnati (Gazette
i 1 . "W" v
who accompanied the ran jJomin
go Commission, speaking ofa Sun
day cock-fight he attended at
Samana, says: "If the lower orders
alone had been there it would have
been less significant, but here be
fore us, helphing at the weighing
and the measuring of spurs, was
one of the three Cabinet Alinisters,
the Alinister of Finance and of the
Interior who a few days before had,
with Baez, formally received our
Commission. With him. engaged
in sharpening spurs, and in a gen
eral superintendence of the fight
ing, was the Governor of this Prov
ince, ami near them, and as intent
as any, was the Alilitary Governor
of this city."
Since the first day of this year
California has forked over 81,539,
47G in gold, for duties on goods
imported to San Francisco. Pretty
steep "protective" tax this, for
half a million of people to pay in
less than three months.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
The Xegrc Congressmen-
The Washington correspondent
of the Cincinnati Jnu'rtr thus
sketches the negro representatives
in Congress :
"The negro members in the
House, next to the raw oysters in
the restaurant down stairs, are
about the first tiling to attract the
attention of a visitor. It is on the
principle, I presume, that a mock
ery has more friends to all appear
ances in a menagarie than the lion.
The novdty has not worn oil" the
negro business yet. Air. Kainey,
of the South Carolina delegation,
is evidently the most intellectual
African in this Congress. He is a
snuff-colored gentleman, with
straight, oily hair, which he plas
ters closely over his rather Cau
casian head, and he has made a
fair attempt at side whiskers, which
imparts to him a decided clerical
air. His clothes are sable and
have a religious air. lie has a
pinchbeck watch-chain, and aside
from this there is no attempt to
impress you. lie has taken a seat
by the side of the Hon. Benjamin
F. Butler, of Massachusetts. There,
under the left wing of the great
Defender of Human liights, he
proposes to legislate for the coun
try at large. It is a little unfor
tunate that he has placed himself
adjacent to Mr Butler's indifferent
optic, but let us hope that they
will get on well together. Air. De
Large is another exponent of the
degradation of South Carolina.
He is also identified with a maroon
colored hide, and he claims to
carry in his veins some white blood
of a very excellent quality. Mr.
De Large looks quite seedy. His
broadcloth has seen its best days,
and his rear elevation is that of a
schoolmaster who has just weath
ered through in an unappreciative
neighborhood, lie carries his left
arm in a very dirty sling, but for
what reason I am uninformed.
He may be a recent victim of Ku
Klux outrage for all I know. The
Hon. Air. Elliott, another colleague,
is a fragrant hyacinth. He is of
the bullet-head, Congo type of
architecture, dresses well, and af
fects ultramarine neckties. lie
would not be a pleasant hot
weather member, it strikes me.
On the side of the hall, directly
opposite the speaker's stand, sits a
modest negro on the outside row.
I know that he is a modest, sensi
ble negro, otherwise he would have
selected a seat near the skirmishing
line. This is the Hon. Air. Hall,
of Florida. He is as black as
Alephistophile's hat, and his face is
greasy and unctuous. To see him
sitting there, one not acquainted
with his high and noble station
might readily be induced to think
that some of the colored senechals
about the corridors or waiters in
the refreshment rooms had casually
dropped into some neglectful
member's seat. The country ex
pects much at the hands of these
From the Brooklyn Union.
With Senator Saulsbury will
vanish one of the most memorable
faces and forms of the Senate. On
the Democratic side of the Senate
THE GREAT FIGURE-HEAP,
which Charles Sumner is on the
Badical. Not to see Saulsburv.
with his hands deep in his pockets,
glowering up and down the last
tier of Senatorial chairs, restive
and defiant as a caged lion, with
his pale, trim, temperate brother
"Eli" iu his seat, will be to see a
new Senate. To look upon, he is
a great, leonine man, noble to be
hold, though he does chew tobac
co and mock with strong drink.
I have seen him at a street corner
exchanging "chews" on terms of
perfect hail-fellow equality with
one of the despised race, which he
raged over the next day in the
Senate as very little above that
ofa baboon. I have seen him
empty his pockets in the gutter
ami then drop down and lie in it,
and have seen him one of the
GRANDEST LOOKING OF MEN,
clad in spotless black and faultless
linen, walking beside Airs Jetier
son Davis on a fair June Sabbath
(which her husband spent at Fort
ress Alonroe), gallantly and devout
ly carrying her prayer book to
church." lie stands more than six
feet high, and is large in propor
tion. His head is covered with
abundant black hair, just touched
with silver, lie lias black eyes
and finely cut features, and when
. t H' . . "
tie is himseit, a most winning ex
pression. In early life he studied
fertile Episcopal ministry, ami
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even now, w nen ne assumes trie
"white choker," as he often does,
looks like one. With him and
Richard Yates, the 4th of March,
depart the last but one of the in
ebriate Senators. There may be
plenty of "drinkers" left, but ot
"drunkards ' I believe but one in
the Senate of the United States.
"POOR DICK YATES,"
as his brethren so often called him.
Probably never did living man
battle harder than he had done
with an over-mastering appetite.
An inherited one, born in his
blood, no one not thus cursed can
dream of the power of such a foe1,
nor judge by right the sin of the
soul that at last sinks vanquished.
Brave, generous, and child-hearted
as the victim of the wine cup so
often is Illinois loved- this, her
favorite son, loed him for himself,
and for all that he had done for
his native State; trusted him, bore
t 1 .a
with him, trusted turn again-even
--J-Wm, through -eakness . of the
will, he had betrayed her faith.
How he struggled "to be worthy of
that trust in the highest legislative
council of the nation, only he
knows and his God. But "there
AN HOUR "WHEN IT WAS TOO LATE,
when affection, intellect and will
went down forever before the in
satiate foe, and Kichard Yates, but
the wreck of himself, to-day tremb
ling in his seat, counts the days
when his place will be filled by
Ti.e Religion of Hate.
The old abolition party and the
radical party have taken fiendish
pleasure iu heaping insult and
abuse upon poor South Carolina.
XTo doubt the groveling soul of
Sumner the sting of an insult
which he did not have the manli
ness to resent, "ct rankling in his
heart exults over her trials and
And truly, her sufferings, ac
cumulate. The negroes determined
to make of the State another llayti.
The oldest and best citizens are
leaving, and they give a most de
plorable account of the situation.
The elections are over, but the out
rages go on. Armed negroes,
while supported by the tax-payers,
are still committing their atrocities,
The effects of creating a negro
militia and letting it loose upon
the community are beginning to
be felt in the upper part of" this
unfortunate State, where alien ad
venturers, rogues and vicious Afri
cans have combined to rob and
riot in every sort of brutal excess.
This militia deliberately murdered
Air. Stevens, a respectable citizen,
because he refused to give them
whisky, and a great many other
atrocious crimes have been perpe
trated with no color of provoca
tion. Governor Scott and his plun
dering followers, who, from pov
erty have grown to sudden and
enormous wealth, are responsible
for these outrages. And when the
people of South Carolina, who are
subjected to such cruel and infam
ous oppression, seek to protect
their wives and children against
the brutal instincts of this lu-en-tious
soldiery, they are either shot
down like dogs or calumniated in
Congress by the champions of
these barbarians; and for purposes
of political capital, Grant and his
minions would pervert a simple
act of self-protection against these
brutes as evidence of "disloyalty."
JSieveport La.) Southwestern.
Influence of Newspapers.
The following testimony from a
teacher of large experience in re
gard to tiie "influence of newspa-
.i " i- i i . :i
pers upon the minus oi a l.uuiiy
of children, seems to us to be ot
utlicient importance to hud a place
in our coiumns.
lie says: Those pupils, without
exception, of both sexes, and all
ages, who have access to newspa
pers at home, when compared to
those who nave none, are :
1. Better readers, excelling in
pronunciation, and consequently
read more understandingly.
2. They are better spellers and
define words with ease and accura
cy. 3. They obtain a partial knowl
edge in geography in almost half
the time it requires others, as the
newspaper has made them familiar
with the location of important
places and nations, their govern
ments and doings.
4. They are better grammarians
for having become familiar with
every variety of style in the news
paper, from common place adver
tisements to the finished and clas
sical oration of the statesman ; they
more readily comprehend the mean-
mgr 1 1 le text, and consequt lit I y : n
lyze its construction with accuracy.
o. lhey write better composi
tions, using better language, con
taining more thoughts, and still
more clearly expressed.
From these simple facts three
important things can be deduced :
1. The responsibility of the press
in supplying literature which shall
be understandingly expressed
o The absolute necessity of per
sonal supervision of the child's
reading by his parents.
3. Having once obtained a good,
able paper," no matter what the
price, don't begrudge it a hearty
Sherman for President.
The Soldiers Friend, a monthly
publication in Chicago, brings out
General Sherman as the soldiers,
candidate for President, independ
ent of present party organization
ists. Wre do not apprehend that
the .Friend's movement will amount
to much, but we give the. follow
ing as a sample of the spirit which,
is actuating many who have con
tributed their votes, influence and
means to maintain the Iladical
Workingmen, sol triers, and
friends ot political reform ! The
time has come to revolutionize the
political firmament. The time has
come to bind together and hurl
from power the men who disre
gard the rights of workingmen,
and the rights of our country's
heroes. The money power of the
nation is sweeping everything be
fore it, and leaving the working
classes to provide for themselves
as best they may. Let us be free
men now, and assert our rights!
Party feeling is bringing ruin ami
disgrace upon the nation. Politi
cal tricksters govern us, and vfe
are slaves ! There is one remedy
We want no political conventions,
nor wire-pullers to trim for n3.
There is one man, and one only,
around whom all men can rely and
sweep political parties out of exist
ence ! That man is William T.
Sherman, the hero of the march to
the sea. With him the people of
the nation can free themselves
from the corruption of political
party. What say you, freemen Of
America? AVill you cut loose
from all party ties and show to the
world that the great American na
tion can have a ruler chosen by
the people, and notf'by the politi
cians? Let us rally around "old
Teeumseh" and save, the nation,
from political corruption.
Em i-Grant. -The lion. Vir
liam Alack, Speaker of the Indiana
House of Representatives, tells the
following: A distinguished gen
tleman of Terre-IIaute informed
me that one evening last summer,
when he was at the house of a
prominent Republican 'of that cit'y",
he witnessed a number of little
children, from seven to twelve
years of age, amusing themselves
hyr playing charades. You are
familiar with the modeof playing.
The company divides5, a few go
out of the room, select a word, re
turn, and act it out by syllables;,
so those in the room may guess it.
Well, the word emigrant was se
lected. Well, after they hftd made
out "em," and "i," a syllable was
left which chanced to be the name
of the President. A little girl en
tered and after bowing to a little
boy seated in the room, and hand
ing him a package said: Here is
a present worth $100,000; don't
open it." Then came a little boy
who says, " we have just bought
von a nice houe." Then came a
third, not more than eight years
old, leading a big Newfoundland
dog, almost as tall as himself, and
says: "I have brought you a
nice pup, and I want to be post
master." At this a dozen voiced
shouted, 14 Grant," " Grant," " emigrant."
Were Pr.nrT.iAiL For icnv-
that are obscure and tricks that are
calculated to take the conceit out
of the Nineteenth Century the
early Egyptians were peculiar, says
the Hartford (Conn.) Times. It is
no w ascertained that carbolic acid,
our latest discovery, in medical
chemistry, was used in the pro
cesses employed to embalm and
preserve mummies. Xext we shall
hear that the forty years, job of
the Israelites at compulsory brick
making in Egypt was the original
measure of Reconstruction ; and
that Airs. Potiphar had beeivdrink
ing of the genuine original Orvillo
Grant-brand of untaxed whisky,
and that's what made her act so.
Dialogue on corruption. The
Jvansas Tribune relates the follow
ing dialogue :
Two wags passing out of town
on the Galveston road were struck
with the beauties of Lawrence,
"Whose place is that ?" asked one
of them. "That is the lordly resi
dence of Major A. Reynolds. Cost
830,000." "What is his business?'
"Indian agent." "What is hissal
arv, and how long has he held that
office?"' "Two years at $1,500 a
year." Lord! what did the honest
fellow do with the rest of his sala
r y 'jii "S r a i t ed h i s b ro t h e r a n d t w o
other men in the newspaper busi
ness to denounce corruption."
Airs. Partington, reading an ac
count of a railroad accident, was
much surprised to learn that the
engine had been driven off the
track by one of the switches. I
should not have thought, she said,
that the great iron engine would
mind such a small thing as a switch.
Yes. but you must remember mama,
said Ike, gravely, the locomotive
has a tender behind.
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