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OBGOX CITY, OREGON, FRIJDAY, JUXE 30, 1871.
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I)c Ukcklij ntcvprisc.
.1 DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
business tVla'n, the Farmer
Aai the FAMILY CIRCLE.
HiUKI) r.VIHlY FiilDAY DY
KOlTOU AND PUKLIS11EK.
'CFFI'JE-V.i ):'. Thesng' B;Lk Dail-Jin?.
TE It MS of S UHSCIilP TWX :
f;i:)le Cjpy one year, in advance, 52
7 :f -1-S' 6 A h VE li TISJXG :
Tri-i.Hioiit a U'erti.-eneoits, includ; i, nil
Urti ii.ti'.-es, -mj. of 12 linos 1 v.$ 2 CO
.r',;r e.i ;h saose'i'ient insertion 1 :!.
) i !j uui!i, one voar $ 1 20 (.0
Hiir " ;)
- cirt.'r " " i'i
.ishies.s Oaol, 1 suc.re one year 12
j;-- fl-'-nvt-t-itiees to be mc.ile at th ; risk o
Su j-t.-riba k , and at the esp-'nxi of Agmis.
no oh a. xi) j or, rj:ixnxa.
fi j" i' he K:it;rpriss off: re U supplied with
itif'iil. iu-ii vesl .-tyif.-j Ct type iil.t! n:0
M A C il 1 N' F- L'lt lOSttC. which will enab.'i.-
he Propi 'H'tor t i oo .i 'k- i'liiiiitig' man uuk4s
Xe.ll, Quirk and C!:i dp !
vjy W.trK x'iliriU'tl.
, '' IS ii in -'Li it'-i.-i i'-ti -ns tipon a Specie b
n USINJ-JSS C i n D S .
Attorney at Law,
'Oregon Ctj', Oregon.
JOHN M. BACOX,
:l!!.'!ortcr ais-1 Dt-aloi ii
"an cii cz'zs t'ic. &cs 5?
HTATIONKKV, riCitFl'MCliV. c, Lc,
At Ch.-irm i '""h '.v . v..'', h;'- ?y.
IX M VKI1S FIIlE-rilOOF BU1CK,
m 1 v itrkkt,
iu ''; ox ottv. erKoex.
OFF7CK In Odd i-ll; w-' Ten pie, cerr.er
61 Kirt aint Abh r Str -ets, !'.n t lard.
T'ae patrenag of ll:o-e desirhor su; rler
operat K':s is in sper.ai leqiut. N it reus ox-to-
th" : uiab s o.ira'iio:i i f tret!.
-'i:"Ai ti.icia'. teeth "ieO i r than the best,
U'l-.i Ht 11 ! 'l. ti:' d.i tp.t-t.
Dr. J, II. HATCH,
r? 1: x t 1
The pan -avic oftn 'isi' desiring fir.-: C7u--Oo.'r.i'i'i.-t".
is respect iv.'.iy si'ii:i'ei.
Satisfaction in all c.tse. cuarautoed.
, a.h'ui'.istered for the
Painless i'. tracOon nt leetn.
iii'ficB-la Wei-zant's new tvnb!'u:g. west
Sble ot First street, hetvveen Aidvr and .V.or
fiS)ii streets, ForUaud, Oregoti.
Livo and Lot Live,"
7IELI)S Ab smUCKLEU,
i) n a i iimis ix
COl'.N'TilV i'llOPUell, eic..
enohu. vini:s axd Lnyjous.
V"At tiic-fiM -tind of Wotttnan l F el-1
Oi'egoti fit. , Or eg n. Fltf
-T jr WATICIXS M 1),
OFFrCE -0.1 Fellows 'leinple. corn, r
1-ifst.tnd" b..rst.reets-i:es:donee corner of
M on an-1 Seventh streets.
W. F. HIGHFIELD,
"E-tt.il.lishe.1 since is.tt,at the old stand,
M tin S-rc', Oregon, Ci.'v, Or-'jcn.
An Assortment of Watche. aow-f-b-v.
and Seth Thomas'' weight
thicks, all of which are warraiucl
sHvSCV U'Miatnnsrs uone on snri iioute.
..id thankfttl for past tavors.
Owrv.r City Drayman.
t3, All orders for the delivery of mcrchan-ci-ie
r pxekaxes and freiirht of whatever de
f.rinti 11, t an v p irt or the city, willbecxe
z tte I proraptl3' and with c.ii-e.
JEW YOltK II0TKL.
i iietitfcites tiiuiiaii, )
"No. IT Font Street, opposite tin- Mai! steam
ship landing, Fortland, Oreirti.
II. FvOTHFOS, J. J. WILKE2IS,
Fo.rd per Week 00
" '" " with Lodging 00
Pav t ,:0
" A. G. AVALLING'S
Pioneer Book Bindery.
Corner of Front aucl Al ter Street,
EIANTv ROOKS RULED and ROUND to
PAPERS, Etc., bound m every variety of
style known to the trade. " "
0-a?rs from th 3 eoundrv Tromrdlv nS
'---"led tf, -
The wotk-dny wock has cist its yoko
(Jf trouhU'S. toil and carcinl (j'nt
TI.. linot-ring twilight" saftVou cloak'
Tiaiid o'er the du.-ky wist.
And ciu-iViv clocks v.hh measured stroke
Chirne iu the hour of ri'it.
Front fallow field 3 and woody dells
rl he ci klieis chi ip !l;-ir pleasant la'3 ;
The kiiit; come up w'nh 'itiklin hAU " '
1 liroiili i 1 1 the loomy was :
Aiul hiickels drip by busy well,
And ruddy ink-j blaze.
His whirling v. heel the miller Plops,
: T!ii- siiiiih the idleiit anvil leaves '
ritj.ii!)-: nKe the joiner drops,
No more the weaer weaves :
n:. i . i i - .i .
in-, louiieu wain tue pe..Mler urop?,
Ut'iieatii ll.e tavern eaves.
A l.anpy lni?h. a tranquil balm,
A it' I he weekday work and care
Were lilted oif. and left u-s calm,
IVtvade the quiet air
A fiiic as of a silent psalm,
A feeling us of prayer.
For now the night, with soft delay,
beriiH broodipg like a lender dove,
U jt!o l he last hours of Saturday
irhiit iu the hours of love,
And the sweet Sabbat h spans the way
To holier Louies above.
God help us -.ill ! since here below
Few .Saiuidays are ours, ours at l;t,
Aiol out of toil and pain and woe
Few days of Sabba'h rest ;
God grant- us that, ve yet may know
Tue Sabbath of the "id est. "
Hendricks ai Hcni3 Interestiiig
gos2:p about a possible President-
As far as appearances go, the
Presidency is the last of his
thoughts. He is devoted to his
profession. His reeeijds for fees
tire enormous, ranging often as
high as four or five thousand dol
lars a month. In the management
of his eases he does; not to out of
his va v iu htmt up evidence. His
know d"-e of t he law is accurate
itiu i borough, at
and he takes ad vau-
or rvrrv oeveioiitueni in ine
i i . a.
oroicss i the ease
ji;'i;rv or sopnism escapes nis an
alysis, and he is mercik-ss in its
exposure. His snreasm is as keen
and cruel as a rapier thrust, v.hile
his manner is courteous in th'.' ex
treme, and his style of speaking a
model of clearness and energy. In
(juickr.ess of deu.nfe lie is unrivaled,
and in one trial he replied to no
U ss than thirty interruptions in the.
course o! his argument. He at
tends closely to his husiness from
0 o o( k in the morning until 4 p.
m. Then he is driven to his home
in the country, a mile and a half
.1 .e.i T lit : r.
soui n (o me low h. nis ne iu'tii
ly always comes feu-him. Her car
riage is a large turnout of the
plainest and riche st descript ion.
The approach to Mr. Hendricks'
house is across railroads, through a
de nsely populated German district,
by a nursery to the left, and an
open splice on the right, which Vs
dotte-d over with lot-stakes, show
in tr that th.c city limits arc drifting
that way. l'eyoud, to the right,
is the miniature farm where he re
sides. There are not more than
t we-:it v-f.ve acres -oi ground, but it
; combines woodland, strain soa.ee,
j iv.ar,l n,!(l o-:irden spot. 'The
. . .1
j nouse is a two-story onck, oi no
! particular style of architecture, but
I is very inv'r.ing and home-like. It
j lias green shutters, a portico in
I front, and a be-autiful tower, that
for once in the history of these
; ornamental appendages seems to
l.c f's(-,!n, nso 'Fiif liniKO orvv'in-
ahv faced the south. On that side
there is a long piazza above and
below stairs, and there is a lawn
in front filled witli grand old trees,
so laro-e and of such irracious depth
s-naoe in:u ine oirus suit; i herein
t the liveloisg lav. I hero is every
j variety of trees, lrom the oak to
, . ' -, , .
j the hawthorne, and nothing else is
permitted te grow but the roses
that iii 3Iay and June fill the air
-with their perfume. From the
piazza one enters a bioad hall
which leads by an arched way to
a cross entrance lined with pic
tures, that, by another arch com
municates with the parlor. It is a
handsomely furnished room, but
the eye is insensibly attracted to
the v'ews from the windows. They
would not be called views of the
dead leve l ef Marion county, but
they give a pleasant glimpse 01
neighboring farm land and the dis
tant, town. Mid there is an indes
cribable air of repose in the quiet
home and its surroundings.
His library in the most delight
ful room in the house. It is to the
right of the side hall, and, with
windows on the south and cast,
commands a view of the lawn and
country neighborhood. The win
dows were filled with plants and
shall I tell it ? i;i entering the
d or I nearly trampled on a brood
of little chickens. Yes, a possible
(President e-fthe F"nited States sat
j writing in Lis library, with an old
I !Jen an;? 1;or f.;'k?nr rwlWn liala
; dozen feet of him. io be sure, the
a.n was 5a a huge door-cage, T)Wk-
jing at the Crumbs of bread SCat-
I tered in the roses of the velvet car-
: pet. The American Tallerand, as
S J saj( before, is fond of pets; and
! xvhen ih,Q win1 Llew high and cold.
i lie carried Dame Cluck and her
j i)rooa jnto his library. Seated on
, - j- " ,
p. Inxnnoas divan, mr attention
was next drawn to the ticking ofa
clock, that seemed somehow to j
keep time with the chirp of chicks.
By the door is a rosewood clock j
ofexquisit workmanship and the j
fairest face, with warning in it. j
that I have seen in many a long I
day. The niches to the left and
right of the south window are filled j
with books, among which I recog- ;
nized the familiar heading of the
early fathers, Washington, Jeffer
son, Madison, etc., on theonehand,
and scientific works on the other.
There io a ejoodlr array of chissi--
cal literature to the right of the ;
mantel, and to the left Dickens, j
Scott, Irving, and other friendly j
companions. Ijetween the front ;
vimlows hangs a picture of some j
speaker in Congress, and to the '
left of the door is a small-sized per- j
trait of Stephen A. Douglas.
The library is not his only abid- j
ing place. He spends hours in !
what woultl be called ' pottering
arounei," looking after the stock,
the pigs, and the chickens, and
making believe to know something
about farming. It is his chief de
light to walk up and down in
the shadows of the trees, appar
ently lost to all sensation but the
pleasant consciousness of being.
In matters of business he is a very
child, which may account for his
not being a man of wealth. He
has an interest in a California silver
mine, which, as far as heard from,
lias proved his sinking fund. Ills
home, though beautiful, is an ex
pensive one, and he leaves the en
tire management of it to his wife,
who is eminently capable .f the
charge. Letter from Indianapo
lis. It was announced yesterday that !
Mr. Dent, Father-in-law of the j
Administration is to marry soon, j
His widowed sorrows are to be j
turned to wedded iovs at the hands :
of Mrs. Smith. This transition j
from weeds to wedding wreath j
will be a happy thing for the high j
contracting parties, but the public
may well stand appalled in the j
presence of the billing and the j
sound of the cooing which an- ;
nounces an alliance between the j
Administration and that Great
Division of the Human Family
named Smith. The Dent, proper,
panned out fearfully, and their
cousins the Long-streets, and
cousins-German the Letts and
3iagruders produced many oiiice
holders. The Iludsons, Simpsons,
and Johnsons, with their collateral
branches have been proven to con
stitute an important element in the
But now come the Smiths,
Jsmvthes, SK-um-iOts and cmyths, te j
be billited upon the people, and
we may well exclaim :
"And the hand of ?didian pre
vailed against Israiel. ami because
of the Midianite the children of
Israiel made them the dens which
are in the mountains, and caves
and st ronghohls ;
"And so it was when Israiel had
sown that the 3Iidianitos came up,
and the Amalckitos and the child
ren of the East, even they came1 up
against them ;
"And they encamped against
them, and destroyed the increase
of the earth, and left no sustenance;
"For they came up with their
cattle, and their tents, and they
came as grasshoppers; for both
they and their camels were with
out number, and they entered the
land tei destroy it." lora State
Xo Impish 1 a lis jr. Mr. Holden,
the lately deposed Governor ef
jsortn C arolina, is said to have ex
pressed the most earnest desire
that Presblent Grant might be
made Emperor, with the right of
succession to his son, the present
ruler 01 the West Point Ae-aderm;.
Not long .after this wish was utter
ed Holden was impeached, con
victed of high crimes and misde
meanors, and turn eel out of office
as Governor. This shows that in
his case imperialists sentiments
were no proteekm ag.iinsfc popular
Congress lias passed what is
known as the Ku-Klux force bill,
which confers upon President
Grant authority more ihau imperi
al, enabling him to control the
elections in half the Union by mil
itary power, in 1872 contrary to
the will of - the people. Will he
dare to exercise this prerogative?
If ho does, he will find that popu
lar justice wiii treat him and his
imperial aspirations quite -as rudely
as tt now has Gov, Holden. JVew
Hasn't Returned. A Western
gentlemen whoe wife presented
him with quadruplets, started to
2nd the doctor, but probably fomid
that o.Sieial out, for he has 'nt re
turned Lome yet, and it's six
months since the event occurred.
A cynical bachelor says; "Be
lieve one-half thy ill one woman
speaks of another, but credit twice
the eood she reports of her."
W ade Hampton's Heme.
II. V. Rpdfield's Columbia Letter in the
Cincinnati Commercial. J
I walked on stone three miles
from the citv, and was directed bv
some children to the hill to the
right of the road, where are 1 he
ruins of General Hampton's famous
residence famous because beauti
ful and costly, and the former
home of the most distinguished
descendant of a distinguished
family. Before the war the Hamp
tons were the first of the first fam
ilies, having descended from a
lonti line of ancestors wealthy and
warlike. The old original Hamp
ton was a revolutionary general,
and the family have since kept up j
the reputation he had gained as
fighting stock. I turned from the
road up among the trees, as direct
ed, and in a short distance came to
the ruins. The site was magnili- j
cent. From the top of this hill or
rise of ground the country spread
out before you, visible in all direc
tions. To the West Columbia lay
enshroud eel in trees, and to the
east and north a landscape of rare
loveliness presents itself. But the
looks of the place itself were in sad
contrast to what can be seen from
it. Nothing is left of what was an
elegant mansion but four stout pil
lars and a great mass of blacke neel
brick thrown into confused heaps.
The house was large, and is said to
have been filled from cellar to
garret with everything that was
costly and historic. Here were
gathered, the trophies and "heir
looms" of one of the oldest,
wealthiest and most distinguished
families of South Carolina. But
in February, 18G4, the house and
its contents were reduced to ashes
by the cavalry of Sherman's army.
Hamptem has. never rebuilt, having'
been reduced to the verge of bank
ruptcy by the war. The sui-rounding
grounds were once beautiful,
remnants of their beauty still re
main te this day. It is said that
Hampton expended si.-cty thousand
dollars in beautifying these
grounds. All around the ruins of
the houses are walks and drives,
shaded by the numerous trees and
shrubbery that grow s luxuriantly
i;, this Southern clime. But for
seven years these grounds have
been turned out to the common.
Cattle roam over them
a sc. re.
and nt) one sce nts to have cared to
prevent it. The hedges have
greiwn still" and rank e.ut ot shape,
the cedars and pines and "box
tress" sadly show the need of
attention, but are still beau
tiful. The flowers aie nearly
all killed out, only now one bloom
ing here and there, making the
surrounding desedation still mo"e
impressive. Imagine that which
was once a miniature Garden of
Eden turned out to the cattle, the
shrubbery eaten down, the flowers
and small plants trampled over,
the trees nut rimmed, the gravel
walks grown up in weeds and
brambles, the hedges broken and
scattered, and you have some idea
of "Millwood" now. There we're
a row of frame houses near, former
ly the servant's apartments, but all
eieserted. Seeing a small house5
some distance away, that looked as
though it might be inhttbitnted, I
walkeel towards ii. A small boy
was playing in the vard.
"Who lives here?" I asked.
"Mother," he replied, apparent
ly startled at the appearance of a
stranger at that desolate looking
place. A hnly came to the ebor,
evidently of the poor white persua
sion. "That house in ruins was fenan
erly Wade Hampton's was it not?"
"Yes, there's where the General
lived before the war. But the Yan
kees, they tore everthing up abemt
the place and burneel the house1.
The-v seem eel to have more spite
against the Hamptons than any
body else. They destreiy.'d three
fine houses belonging to the fam
ily. One was where the General's
sister lived, and was mighty nigh
as tine a place as this Then they
burned up Frank Hampton's house.
The General himself is now at th"
West, but we look for him back
sometime this month."
I wandereel around through what
were, ten years ago, beautiful parks
and gardens, although now hardly
to be recognized as such, down te)
the road, and awy from the eleso
How the old families have been
broken up and scattered ! The
former home of the ILimptons is
new. a desolate hill, and the fam
ily is no longer the power in the
hind that it once was. The Pres-
tons, Middletons, Pinkneys and
Khetts have all been reduced from
their high e.-tates. They are no
longer the rulers of South Carolina.
But let us pass everything to their
credit that is due, and say that,
through the long years that these
families ruled the State-, they stole
none of its revenues, nor disgraced
its high places by ignorant uml cor
rupt men. Faulty as the old time
Southern Democratic politician?
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
wr-re, they were honest. What
ever they did, they did not steal.
Take a Trink.
The Cincinnati Times tells a
story of a green young couple from
Ripley county, Ohio, who were
"doing" the exposition.
At last the "gal" whose name
appeared to be Jerushn, intimateel
to Rube that she was suffering for
a drink of water, anel he, not car
ing a "continental darn" for ex
penses, started in search of some
place where water could be found.
Observing one of Babcoek's fire
extinguishers of which there
were a goodly number in the build
ing, charged ready in case of fire
he broke for it, under the impres
sion that it was a hydrant.
"Here, Rusha," said he, "is one
of them tarnal new-fangleel city no
tions, where we can get a drink."
"Why, Rube, what is that?"
"That? Why, that's a hydrant,
of course. You can't fool me on
any of your patent notions. I'm
posted ; I've been to town afore, I
Rusha, whose confidence in her
"fellah" elicited our unqualified ad
miration, took all he said as being
gospel, but seemingly puzzled,
"Why, Reuben,5' says she, "how
do you drink out of .this jimcrack
"Just take hold of that brass
consarn," (indicating the nozzle.)
"and put it in your mouth, and I'll
show you a sight by ginger."
Ru.dta did as directeel. Apply
ing the mizzle to the capacious ori
fice in Iter frontispiece, she awaited
.events ; nor eliel she wait long, for
Rube, turning on the cock, Rusha
uttered a scream, and making wry
faces, Reuben saw more
than he had ever dreamed of
At length Rusha got her mouth
"Thunder .and Mars, Rube 1
what on earth do you call that
stuff? Why, it's bitterer than
"Oh, pshaw ! you're green, Ru
sha. Why, that's Ohio river wa
ter. It's not near as good as the
water in your dad's well not by
a long chalk. But it's the emly
kind city folks has. Let mo show
you how to drink it."
So saying, Rube opened what
nature had intended for a mouth,
put what would answer for a mod
e l for a traveling -cellar door, and
putting the nozzle there, gave the
e-ock another turn, and look one
swallow, when lie, too, cavorted,
ami tore around as though a hor
net had mistaken his mouth for its
"Well, gal, I'll be gosh almighty
poll darned ! May I be eternally
flabbergasted and cut to bite, if
that ain't the rottenest, tarnalest,
ornariesf, slinking water I ever did
taste ! Tell you what it is Rusha,
that's some of that new kind of
water . city folks have got to drink
ing. Sulphur water, they call it.
I id ways heard tell that "it tasted
like rotten eggs, and that's 'em
and ne mistake. Let's go to the
hotel, Ruh, for I begin to feel
squeamish in my inwards."
So saying, Rube and Rusha
walked off, while the large number
of visitors Avhe witnessed the scene.
were1 making the building shake'
and bursting their sides with laugh
ter over their ludicrous blunder.
The last Ku-lvlux outrage in
North Carolina consists in an un
warrantable interference, by means j
of an anonymous note, with the lib- !
erty of a colored citizen who com
bined the diffusion of the gospel
on the Sabbath with more profita
ble eommcivial transactions during
the week. The pastor in question
lives in Lincoln county, and the
notice which he receiveel reads:
i i f. v. and 1) it a 1 : Sin ; You 1 n u s t
either quk preaching or quit steal
ing hogs. K. K. K.
Copies of this atrocious docu
ment have been transmitted to the
New Yeiiv Tribune and to the
headquarters of the government,
and it is confidently anticipated
that a military force will immedi
ately be sent to protect the
aggrieved party in the peaceful ex
ercise e;f his civil rights. J. 1 ".
A Lynchbur.g Ya., journal says
that that place can boast .of a sun
dial which was made in 1428, and
which, consequently, is now 443
years old, and which, when Colum
bus crosVed the blue ocean and
planted his standard on the Amer
ican soil, enjoyed the ripe .old age
of Of years. The age of ,this ven
erable noier of the sun's course Hp
pears to be unquestioned, and it is
elcubtless .the oldest specimen of
man's handiwork in this country.
Josh Billings says in his "Lec
ter:" "Rats originally came from
Norway, and nobody would have
cared if they had originally staid
there." A lady frienel remarks
that they still show their gnaw
Marriage under Difficulties.
A friend of mine, who once lived
in Iowa, used to tell a story of a
wedding that he witnessed, where
the ceremony was performed on
the same couple three times in one
night. Pie was wandering through
northern Iowa, anel southern Min
nesota, on a search for timber lands,
and was accompanied by a back
woods adventurer named Preston.
Near the line between Ienva and
Minnesota, they stopped a few
weeks at the house of a settler
named Jenkins. The latter had a
buxom daughter, and was well off
for a backwoodsman, and the sit
uation appeared decidedly favora
ble to Preston. So he courted the !
daughter, anel was polite to the j
parents; the result was that a wed
ding was arranged and all the
neighbors for ten miles around
Jenkins was a liberal provider,
and weddings were not frequent in
his family. He laid in half a bar
rel of whisky, and his wife and
daughter coeikeel enough for a
smtdl army, so that nobody shoulel
go away hungry. There was a
preacher in the neighborhood, wdio
had arrivded there recently, and
he was invited to unite the pair.
He tied the knot, anel was rewarded
by Preston, who made a mess of
the affair by dropping a couple of
silver dollars into the punch-bowl
while trying to hand them to the
parson. The bride's arm was
called into requisition to lift out
the cash, which she did with all
the skill of a native of Long Island
fishing for "Blue Points" with a
pair of oyster tongs.
For the invited guests, the seri
ous business of the evening began
with the supper that followed the
wedding ceremony. Preston took
his full share ef punch ami straight
whisky, before retiring to the
bridal chamber, which was reached
by a ladder through the floor of
the gdrret. Mrs. Preston hael been
taken there by the bridesmaids
half an hour earlier, and when the
couple had disappeared there was
afresh assault upon the vvhisky.
It leaked out in the course of
the evening, that the parson was
not an ordained preacher, but only
one of those ministerial fledgelings
who have been "licensed te exhort."
When edd Jenkins heard the rumor
he went for the exhorter and ex
tracted from him the horrible fact
that he was not really authorizeel
to unite couples in- holy matrimony,
but he had edfieiated on this occa
sion because he thought it was all
right, and nobody would know the
difference. Jenkins flew arounei
like a boy with a bumble bee in
his coat sleeve; he kickeel the un
happy exhorter out of doors, and
went up the ladder Jike a monkey
elimbing a window-blind.
"Here you, git up !" he shouted;
"you ain't married at all. Get up
this minute. Git up anel come
The voice of Preston was heard
to drawl out that he wouldn't get i
up, and that if his respected, father-in-law
did not clear out and mind
his business he would get his nose
Jenkins explained the situation,
and the cenip'e arose. In a few
minutes they came elown the bid
der, looking very sheepish, and the
bride blushing like a, reel wagon.
There was a justice of the peace
in the party, and he performed the
ceremony, which, unfortunately
lor Preston, took his only remainmo
silver dolhir. There were more
drinks, and then the couple again
ascended the ladder to their bridal
apartment. Preston imittered, as
he climbed the ladder, that if he
ever found that parson he would
hurt his face so that his friends
could not "identify him without a
Of course the party elown stairs
who were making a night of it,
talked over the peculiarities of the
wedding, and their talk developed
the fact that the justice of the
peace lived in Iowa, while the
house of Jenkins was in Minneseita,
Jenkins was informed of the situa
tion, and away he went once more
for the ladder. He was louder in
his tones than before, and his first
words brought a prompt answer
"Now look here, old man," said
Preston, as he bounded out of bed,
"there has been fooling enough
around this yere ladder to-night,
and if ver don't git, I'll bust yer
head."; ' 3
He picked up a cowhiele boot, as
he spoke, ami advanced mcnane
ingly. A shrill voice from the bed
urged him not to hurt "pa."
'"Don't shoot, don't," paid Jen
kins as he retreated down me
ladder, till his head was level with
the garret floor. There he paused
and explained the new state ot
affairs to the enraged bridegroom,
who stood over him with the boot
uplifted, and ready for a blow.
Preston accepted the explana
tion, and the result was that the
couple rose and dressed and de-
trended the ladder. Then with
Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, and all oP
the guests who were sober enough
to stand, they walked half a mTlo
down the road to the Iowa State
line, and entered the Badger State.
There the justice again united
them. "And this time," said he,
as he concluded the ceremony
"you are married, sartain, sure."
C-m't Find It.
At a social supper given recently
to Deael Duck Forney in Washing-
ton, Sumner was calledoupon to re
spond to "The Government." He
diel so in the following sarcastic
"Mr. President do I represent
the Government ? Laughter and
applause. I wish I did represent 0
the Government, but I fear 1 do
not. I do represent Massachusetts
That's so. The venerable
Commonwealth vho gives me
permission to speak for her. I do
not represent the Government, and
yet, as I am called upon to speafc
of the Government, 1 am reminded
of an incident w hich may not be
familiar to all, and as I do not re
member to have seen it in print, of
what occured to Joseph Bonaparte
when he landed in New Y"ork, af
ter the overthrow of his family,
when, leaving France, he sought a
home on this side of the ocean, and
reaching New York, he looked
about for a soldier or gttt d'arme.
or at least a policeman, to vhom
he could exhibit his passport. He
femnd none, and at last exclaimed,
"This is the only country where J.
ever found myself in whtch I could
not find the Government." I be-
lieve that yem are not more fortu
nate to-night when you call upon
me to speak for the Governmejit
than Joseph Bonaparte was0 when
he landed in New York. Laugh- 0
ter and applause. We are of
course talking confidentially here.
O, yes, of" course."
This, says an exchange, is rather
sarcastic on Mr. Grant, for it is
evident that Charles mellnt the
Administration when speaking ofX
the Government. Poor Grant I
Except as a dispenser ofpatronage
and the signer of grabbing bills ke
amount to but l'ttle.
GovxtrixoTC Hoffman's Vetoes.
The New York World gives tho
following account of the vetoing
done by Governor Hoffman: "Govr
crnor Hoffman a elay or two since,
from among those left on his hands
at the adjournment, sent to the
Secretary of State one hundred
and forty bills of which he does
not approve and which he refuses
to sign. The bills rejected by him
are of every grade of importance,
from those ivm latino tho lnanaprp-
ment of the canals, amending the'
code, altering the laws concerning
the insane, amending the health
laws, regulating the practice of
medicine, and the like, down to
those which affect only the opening
or closing of a country road. Dur
the past scsion he returned, besides
thirty-one bills with his objections,
none of which passed over ids veto;
so that this year upwards .of one
hundred and seventy ill-considered
laws have been kept off the statute
book by his vigilance alone. More
over, while the Legislature wasiu
. .: loi V. . 1 . x :
session il lecaiieci irom mm ai 111s
instance seventy-three bills, to be
amended so as to avoid threatened
Grant's AroLOGY. Through a
newspaper "interviewer," Grant
makes an apology for having con
senteel to the appointment of a sou
of Brigham Young, the Morman.
chief, to a cadetship at West Point.
It is not suggested that there were
any mental or moral obstacles iu
the way of his appointment. The
objection, if any, is altogether one
of" "family" and "blcTod:" The
youth is the son ofhis father. (He'fl
one of the "twin relics." His of
lentling hath this extent no more,
lie is unfortunate in that he was
not born an African, or in not be
ing some kindred of the Grants, or
Dents. The son of the President,
now at West Point, is a riotomous
roue, and, so far as the authorities
at the Academy could accomplish
it, was expelled for misconduct un
becenning an officer and a gentle
man ; but the verdict was set aside
at Washington on account of
"blood" a "fluid that "tells" in
that virtues metropolis.
II. W. Caldwell, of Indianapolis,
son of John Cosino.
who leased .eight acres of land in
Xew York, aeljoini.ng theTrinity
Church property, in 1773, for
ninety-nine years, has recovered
the original papers establishing the
claim, compromised with the oc
cupant., and transferred his indi
vidual interest for $1,000,000 cash.
An aged colored man made ap
plication at Washington for food,
claiming it as a constitutional priv
ilege. " Why," said he, "I under
stan' dar's provisions in de Consti
tution for de colored folks, an I Q
haven't had de-furt crumb.'