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OREGON CITY, .OliEGOiT, FJK-IOAX, AUGUST 4L, 1871.
Sljc iUcckln 0ntcimsc.
A DEMOCRATIC PAPER,
nuolnoDS "Man, the Farmer
Aiol the FAMILY CHICLE.
lJ3 Ui:r P'VEKY Fill DAY DT
KDITOIl AND rULLlSlIEU.
C FFIC El Dr. Thessing's Brick Buil-ling.
TERMS of S UP SO RIP TIOX:
Gi;i0rI; Copy one year, in advance, S'2 SO
TERMS of ADVERTISING :
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S'i. of 12 lines, 1 v.$ 2 50
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l is 'I :;uLl;inrt:' to be made at the risk o
S'tj ; ' i and at the expense of Agents.
POOE AM) JOB PRINTING.
i j" i'iie V.-ii rpiide oSicc U supplied with
', t i:!;"u'. a;; roved styles of type, and mod
c -.i M .i C ! 1 1 S K I'HK-SSKS, which will enable
h ProiH-ictor to do Job Piiuting at all times
Neat, (hiirk and Chvap !
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t r i ti-S'ictlvns upon a Specie baxi.
J J CSXBSS 1 11 D S.
Attorney at Law,
Oregon Citj-, Oregon.
oiix :,r. I5ACOX,
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IZ 72 CH5 CIS .13"&.
TATioNKilY, rKRFUMKUY. Ac, &c,
Orrgon dhj, Oregon.
O ;' ' ;.7j t t" .'. old fuid , lately oe-
,,,;. .V. -It-A-'. .., ILiilii street.
- DKAT.F.Il IN
ix :iv;::l:v niiK-riioor brick,
;t::::--:t, oukcox city, okecox.
Ts.CK & WELCH,
f ::r) DENTISTS.
OFFli.' K - In Odd Ft llmv' Temple, corner
it' Fii-.-t and Al'K r Streets, Portland.
Tl;.' i 1:1 ; hi' l!ine desiring superior
!,'!.:: ":i is i:i spci'i::! i'e(net. S'Hrousox
id !.- raiiilv-ss extraction of teeth.
- ."Asii 1 i l: teeth "hotter than the best"
Dr. J, H. HATCH,
O DENTIST, xfflS
The pali ouage ofthose desiring first Clats
L' i r.a'iOH, is respect fully solicited.
S uUfactbm in all cases go.ar'anteed.
X. !.:. X;?,--vi Osydc administered for the
iunles.s Kxtraetion of Teeth.
Oj'i'ics In W'eiant's new bntlding, west
side oi First street, between Alder and Mor
i iion st.-e-ts, Fortland, Oregon.
LI vG and Let Live."
n;LI)S & STK ICKLEK,
COi'NTUV PRODUCE, Sec,
(MCl. WIXKS AND LIQUORS.
; "At the old stand of W-ortn;an & Fkdds
Otegou Cit. , Oregon. 1 3t
"y H. W ATKINS, M. D.,
" S UUP. EON. rourr.Axn, OuKOdi.
Cirri' i: -Od.-l Fellows' Temple, corner
Krst .111 1 l.ler streets Residence corner of
M lin and Seventh streets.
v7. F. HIGHFISLD,
Established since IB 19, at the old stand,
Mxin Street, Oregon, Cltrf, Ortgon.
a n ;,irtmi'nt nf TV fitches. Jew-
IN elry! and Scth Thomas' weight
:-Ji'!vk5, allot wnicn are warrauueu
to ha as represented
-.'4 n A ,-inA nn short notice.
(r- md thankful for past favors.
GREG OX CITY.
j delivery of mercha
iukt of whatever de
v.-o, All tn-der.s for the delivery of merchan
dise or p-xeka res and freifflit of whatever des
iriniio i. f any part of the city, willbeexe
; ite 1 promptly and with care.
HW YOIiK HOTEL,
( Dentfehe? Gafthans,)
N"a. 17 Fr nt Street, opposite the Mail steam
ship landing, Portland, Oregon.
H. E.0THF03, J. J. WILKENS,
q B vi rd per Week Jo 00
" li with Bodying d 00
" " Dav ". 1 00
11 AV ATTTVH's:
! n rss v F? S3 !nHa !
O H G O X IAN RUILDLNG,
t orncr of Front ami Aller Street,
BE VNK BOOKS RULED and BOUND to
O ar.v dt-sired pattern.
MFSiO BOOK. MAGAZINES. NEWS-
PAiM-.ilS, Etc., bound in every variety of
stve' known to the trade.
0"1 is from the countrv ixromptlv at
ie.. !. -I to.
f From the Washington Patriot.
Ifn patient marked with erup
tive disease were to wrap himself
in a lute-string garment, or draw a
gauze veil around his hideousness,
it would not be more ineffectual
and preposterous, than for this Ad
ministration to delude itself by
imagining that the filigree of its
Anglican diplomacy conceals its
general imbecility and wrong-doing.
The historical student, "who
has no party feeling or prcdjudice,
but who, in the cause of truth, de
sires to make up the record for
posterity, looking at the lapse ot
the last two years, as to which
there was so much promise and so
much expectation, will find no
single thins? to signalize but this
wretched, inetTeetual .British Treaty
We challenge any partisan of the
Administration to point out to ns
an- other accomplished fact which
it can boast of. What the value
of the Treaty is, in our estimation,-
theeaders of this journal are well
aware, and we do not dwell on it
further than to note that the latest
reports from England show, a dif
ficulty on its terms has already
arisen, and that the British claims
on ns, which, antecedently, no one
in the country dreamed of are to
are to be very considerably en
larged. This, however, is entirely
We are quite aware that its sup
porters claim a merit in the reduc
tion of the public debt some two
hundred out of twenty-three hun
dred millions. But this is done at
the sacrifice of every other interest,
and at a ruinous rate of taxation.
If Grant and Boutwell should be
continued in power, and the taxes
be kept up on their present op
pressive scale, the debt might be
extinguished somewhere about
1000. Such is the cold comfort
the country is offered. We incline
to think that this generation of
ours for before 1000 the mature
men of to-day will be dead, and
the vounir will be uettino; old
would be rather better pleased to
be made concious of an abatement
of daily or yearly expenses in the
form, of taxes ; of being able, if
one has any money in a bank or
saving-bank, to draw it out with
out paying a tax of two cents for
doing it; or, if he has none but
what lie earns by the sweat of his
brow, to get it without a stamped
receipt. The tea and coffee of the
healthy operative, and the quinine
ibr his poor fever-stricken children,
might 1k2 cheaper if there was not
quite so much speed to gain ficti
tious glory, and to liquidate an his
torical debt, some ol" which, con
sidering its results, certainly be
longs to posterity.
There is, however, another form
of indebtedness floating about, as
to which some unreasonable peo
ple think something might be done.
It consists of solemn promises of
the Government to pay what are
known as dollars, 8 Is, and -5s, and
is0s the currency which poor men
are paid their wages in. Nay,
they arc more than that. It is
made matter of necessity that every
one to whom debt is due, be it
much or be it little, must accept j
these Government obligations as
money. l ne vuniinistranon uou i
care "about this homely debt.
There is no spurious glorification
in redeeming it. It rather suits
the Government to keep its cur
rency floating' We are very par
ticular in sending coin abroad to
the rich 'bankers in London and
Frankfort for their interest, but.
nobody seems to care how much
the poor emigrant has to pay in ex
change when he makes a remit
tance to his old parents at home.
The Administration has taken no
steps Ui restore specie payments.
Kao-s suit its policy better.
SVe are aware too, that ''these
people" have a great scheme for
funding the debt at a lower rate of
interest, by which the burthen of
the annual interest was to be ever
so much lightened. To effect this,
every sort of machinery has been
set in motion. Europe fairly
bristles with our agencies ; and
the result is absolute failure.
The national banks, obedient min
isters of Executive will, whose
privileges are so valuable in other
respects that they can afford to ac
cept a lower rate of interest, have
converted a small part of their se
curities, and here, pretty much the
tiling ends. Somo sixty millions
out of the tremendous aggregate
is the total of success, and we read
in one of the best informed and
most thoroughly devoted of the
Administration presses that
It is a fact that our national
loan abroad is now held in less
favor than is that of the new loan
of France, with her empty treasury
and crippled resources, and even a
stable government threatened. But
France's financial integrity is un
oucstioncd, and hence her good
These, then, are the nnqnivocal
triumphs which this Administra-
tion claims. All the rest is abso-
lute negation mere vacuity and
for this impotence we primarially
arraign it. Its positive nets of
wrong form another chapter, which
we may hereafter open. We pause
now upon the postulate, the con
ceded fact, that the Grant Admin
istration, washed into power by an
overpowering surge of excitement,
has, in more 'than half its period of
legitimate existence, literally done
"Tiie Bead Democracy-"
The Kadcial papers and stump
ers constantly telL us about tho
dead Democracy. This has been
dinned into our" ears for the past
six or seven years. Nevertheless
the party still lives, and just about
this time gives its opponents a vast
deal of trouble. In fact, thev
themselves begin to find out their
mistake, and that never before had
they to contend against so united,
vivacious a foe. We give a few
specimens of this awakening sense
on the part of our political enemies :
The Democratic party is stronger
than ever it was in its history. It
means now to win, and I do not
say that it cannot win, Horace
(Jreeh'i 1 "icJcsbu'fy
You make light of Democracy,
but to-day, in the State of Xew
York, there is a clean Democratic
majority of ninety thousand. W.
never did have the Irish, and now
we are losing all the Germans.
AT IT Tiwh (Radical.)
What mania possesses this Rad
ical party ? lam a Radical my
self, but I am no ostrich, to run my
head in the ground and think I am
invisible. Too much stealing is
death to us. Senator Coith'l.i u
But two courses are ojen to all
Americans who love the Republic
They are to defeat Grant and elect
some man who is not a soldier.
Bayonets and the Constitution do
not pull in the same harness.
(Jitirhinaii Cornmcrritif. (Rad.)
iiraiit, witli Ins ivu-lvlux
T.'.. T.'l l.tll
thinks he can kill the Democracy.
It will take more men by a million
than he had at Appomattox. A"
V. Sun. (Rad.)
A great deal has been said about
the dead Democracy. Those who
think it dead surely never read the
history of the resurrect ion. There
will be signs in the heavens and on
the earth in 1872, when the Dem
ocracy gets its soldiers in the field.
Sjriiip'i Id (Mass.) jitjniblicai
He is a fool or traitor who ex
pects to win an eas- victory over
tiie Deniocr;:.! ;c
Grant can never
.1 l V
party in Iti,
do it with the
They may say what they please,
but those who are most confident
do not know these Democrats.
They are the most dangerous
when the;y seem the most whipped.
Do not put any faith in them and
do not trust them. In retreat
they are treacherous and often
fatal. Louis. llcpubUcan (Rad.)
The Lee Monument at Lexington.
It has been heretofore mentioned
that the executive committee of
the Lee Monument Association
has adopted the design of Air. Val
entine, a young Richmod artist of
uncommon promise, who had been
suggested by Airs. Lee for the pro
posed monument to be erected to
the memory of Gen. Lee, in the
chapel of Washington College, at
Lexington, Ya. 3Ir. Yalentine, ac
companied by Col. J. J. White,
cf Washington College, spent
some days of last week at the St.
Clair Hotel in this city, where the
cast was seen and much admired
by many of our citizens. The de
sign comprises a plain sarcophagus
on one side of which are the Yir
ginia coat of arms, and the arms
of the Lee family on the other.
At the head is a plain Latin cross.
At the foot, the name, Robert E.
Lee. Upon the eouch, on the sar
cophagus, is the great soldier, in a
recumbent position of monumental
effigies of the old knights, but in
natural and graceful repose, as if
in sleep. The likeness is admira
ble. The military uniform is partly
covered with drapery; one hand
lies across his breast, as it was
often observed in life ; the other,
relaxed, just touches his fallen
sword. The young artist has
achieved a triumph. 3Irs. Lee has
said that the design is faultless.
It is enough to add that, in the
ooiuion of all who have seen it,
the woik is worthy its subject.
Haiti mo re Sun.
Long Faces. "Barber," said a
farmer to his tonsor, "now corn's
cheap you ought to shave for half
1 S -r.. T .G,I
I price. "uu i Air. -joiie, .i
the man of razors, "I ought really
to charge more, for when corn's
down farmers make such long faces
! that I have twice the ground to
j go over.
! Wkll Dk scribed. Babies are
i described as coupons attached to
j the bonds of matrimony.
Sneering at ITewspapers.
The power of the newspaper is
beginning to be admitted by a
majority of the intelligent people.
But we doubt very much whether,
even among this class of minds',
there is anything like a proper re
alization of the extent to which
the newspaper press is to-day influ
encing human opinion, changing
customs, controlling polities, en
couraging or retarding progress,
aiding or injuring the church,
blessing or crushing families, sav
ing or destroying men. Yet there
are found those who at times are
not ashamed to display their ig
norance or envy by decrying the
press and sneering at newspapers.
There are politicians whom some
ill wind has carried into the legis
lature, or perhaps to Congress,
who will occasionally vent their
spite against the newspapers by a
sneer, although in point of real in
lluence the average political editor
out-weighs him a thousand times.
Ministers of the Gospel have at
times, been so indiscreet as to inti
mate their low estimate of the re
ligious press, forgetting that an
editor of a religious paper, having
a circulation of 15,000, address
more people every week than the
most popular of them will speak
to in a life time. And once in a
while Mr. Moneybags or Air. Land
lord swelling with his self-importance,
expresses the opinion that
newspapers are not much account.
"Yet the man who sits on the tripod
of the country newspaper is a
greater importance than all the
rich men in the country.
But if any of the parties to
which we have referred have an
ax to be ground any project to
be advocated, how differently they
act. Then the newspaper is the
most important instrument of the
day, ami the editor is just the finest
fellow in the whole community.
Smiles, bowings and kind words
are showered upon the occupant of
the editorial chair. But if he has
been long in the service, he is not
easily hoodwinked ; he will quickly
read the whole man and discern
his whole object. The truth is
that no class of men expend so
much unrequitted toil in behalf of
educational and Immune institu
tions, to promote public enterprises,
and to advance the pecuniary in
terests of individuals, as do the
conductors of the public, press.
The man who sneers at newspapers
as of small account, must be one to
whom, for some inscrutable reason,
less than the usual amount of com
mon sense has been given ; or one
who, his demands having become
altogether unbearable, has been
snubbed in the editorial sanctum ;
or one who has come into collision
with some newspaper and been
badly worsted ; or one who is only
capable of envy because cf the
power wielded by others ; or one
who stands in daily dread of hav
ing his own bitterness and mean
ness exposed. Prcsbitijrbni Jian
nrr. Novkx l)n:i.. An apothecaiy
lately refused to resign his seat at
a theatre in Vienna to an officer,
who, feeling himself insulted, sent
him a challenge. The apothecary
was punctual at the meeting, but
observed he had a new way of set
tling the dispute. He then drew
from his pocket a pill-box, and
taking therefrom two pills, thus
addressed his antagonist : "As a
man of honor, sir, you would not
wish me to fight on unequal terms.
Here we are, therefore, two pills,
one composed of the most deadly
poison, the other perfectly harm
less. We are, therefore, on equal
grounds if we both swallow one.
You shall take your choice, and I
promise faithfully to take that
which v'ou leave." . It is needless
to say that the affair was settled
by a hearty laugh.
'Mistakes. The following are
a few of the mistakes which sug
gest themselves to the publisher of
a newspaper :
It is a mistake to suppose that
the subscription price of a paper is
clear gain to the publisher.
It is a mistake to suppase that
he obtains his white paper for
It is a mistake to suppose that
printers can live bodily by fa'th.
It is a mistake to suppose that
it is easily to please everbody.
It is a mistake to suppose that
money due to the paper is as good
to us in a year as it is now.
It is a mistake to suppose that
wc would not be thankful for what
is due, as well as for new subscrib
ers. The Radical papers are again
beginning to talk about the 'De
cay of Democracy." They arc
whistling to keep their courage
up, for it is certainly the liveliest
cropse the Radicals ever saw.
The Style-. In Wyoming, the
bride furnishes the ring and the
license, and the blushing bride
groom falls into hysterics.
COURTESY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY
$.'.9,000,000 Tariff, on Shoes.
In a paper protesting against
the tariff on materials entering into
the manufacture of shoes, in the
Fnited States, the manufacturers
to the number of some four hun
dred say, "the combined tax upon
all the articles forming the materi
als of our industry yield the gov
ernment a revenue of only :3,000,
000. while they impose upon the
manufacturers' of boots and shoes
a tax of 818,000,000 which must
eventually be paid by the wearers
of these necessary articles." These
protectants represent the greater
portion of the manufacturers of
this country, and know whereof
they speak. They farther say, "the
legislation of our own country has
driven our products from themar
kets of Canada, Mexico, and the
West Indies, and South America,
which we have enjoyed for more
than a century. It has transferred
the manufacture of our products
to a great degree to Canada, where
it enjoys greater advantages, and
is subject to fewer impediments in
the prosecution of business." Thus
to put ;,500,000 into the treasury,
a sum equal to fifty cents per an
num upon every human being in
the United States is paid by the
people ! Jirhtccn millloics oj' dol
lars out of the people's pockets,
and 8:,500,000 into the treasury
of the government, and the result
is, we are cut off from supplying
countries which are the natural
consumers of our products. Rut
thus the Radicals will have it.
St. Josipli Gazette.
An eccentric lawyer named Bur
gess many years ago lived in Xew
England village, and became quite
famous for his "skeptical notions."
Attending a town meeting, after
its adjournment he lingered among
the groups of substantial farmer
deacons who composed it and lis
tened to the prevailing conversa
tion. The bad weather, the fly,
the rot, and drought, and the wet
were duly discussed, when some
one turned to Burgess and a-ked,
"How comes on your garden V
"I never plant anything," replied
Burgess with a solemn face, "I am
afraid even to put a potato in the
"It's no wonder," groaned one
of the persons present, "it's no
wonder; for a man who disbelieves
in revealed religion could not ex
pect to have his labors blessed,"
"I am not afraid of failing in a
reward for my work," replied Bur
gess; "but I am afraid that agri
cultural labor would make me pro
fane. If I planted a single potato,
what would be the result? Why
I should get up in the morning,
look about and say, 'It's going to
rain, and 'twill ruin my potato'
then I should in dry weather say:
'The drought will kill my potato,'
then I should be unhappy because
the 'rot' might destroy my potato;
in fact gentlemen," concluded Bur
gess in a solemn manner, "I should
be afraid to to do anything that
would induce me to constantly dis
The reproof was deeply felt by
man' present; and months after
ward, the farmers, with a fear of
Burgess before their eycr, talked
of the blessings rather than ot the
evils attending their daily labors.
Go to Sleep Eaiily. Many
children instead of being plump
and fresh as a peach, are withered
and wrinkled as last years's apples,
because they do not sleep enough.
Some physicians think that the
b nes grow only during sleep.
This I cannot say, certainly; but I
do know that those little folks who
sit up late at nights are usually
nervous, weak, small, sickly.
The reason you need more sleep
than your parents is, because you
have to grow and they do not.
They can use up the food they eat
in thinking, talking and walking,
while you should save some of
yours for growing. You ought to
sleep a great deal; if you do not
you will in activity consume all
you eat, and have none, or not
enough, to grow with.
Very few smart children excel,
or even equal, other people when
they grow up. Why is this? Be
cause their heads, if not their
bodies, are kept too busy; so that
they cannot sleep, rest and grow
strong mi body and brain. Xow,
when your mother savs Susie, or
Georgie, or whatever your name
may be, it is time to go to bed, do
not worry her by begging to sit up
"just a little longer."
But hurry oft" to your chamber,
remembering that you have a great
deal of sleeping and growing to do
to make you a healthy, happy, use-
tui man or women.
Tell Hnr. When a pickpocket
pulls at your watch, tell him plainly
that you have no time to spare.
Good Toast. An Oregon toast
over the ardent; "Here's what
makes us wear old clothes."
Going to Heaven from a Wood-shed.
Mrs. Callender, of Delaware, and
her husband were fully persuaded
that on Wednesday of last week,
the heavens were to resound with
the trump of Gabriel, and they
wcre to be caught up into the air
together with the rest of mankind,
ahead of whom they, however, de
termined to get by being fully pre
pared. There was little originality
in their mode of preparation; as peo
ple used to do when Millerism was
epidemic, they prepared white
robes for themselves, the same be
ing night-clothes slightly altered.
Early in the evening they arrayed
themselves in these dresses, and
sat quietly within doors until night
came on, when thinking that jt
would be easier to ascend from the
roof of their wood-shed than up
through the chimney of their house,
they went thither, going up by
means of a ladder. In mounting,
the thought struck Mr. Callender
that it would be as well to sew up
their garments at the bottom, in
case of adverse winds, and he re
turned to the house for a needle
and thread. Meantime his wife
sat shivering on the roof and gaz
ing at the stars as they rolled
peacefully overhead. She'assisted
her husband to mount the roof,
and then sewed the dresses as he
directed. There they sat for a
while shivering in the cold and
holding sweet converse. By some
accident Airs. Callender slipped
from her perch, and being unable
to achieve voluntary motions by
reason of her sewed dress, slid for
a minute, and then rolled tranquil
ly off the shed, falling about five
feet to the ground. She screamed
lustily for help, but she had fasten
ed her husband in such a way that
he could not come to her assistance
for some little time; and when he
had managed to free himself from
the intolerable bonds, he made the
best of his way down the ladder,
and found his wife pretty badly
hurt; so badly, indeed, that he had
to ride for the doctor, who found
the lady's ankle dislocated. The
good people will probably stay in
tiie house when next they wish to
ascend, preferring to go aloft
through the crooked flue of the
chimney, rather than roll to the
ground and go to heaven with
Don't do it. Don't advertise
your business; its paying out your
money to accommodate other peo
ple; it they want to buy your
goods, let them hunt you up.
Don t advertise, for it gets your
name abroad, and you are apt to
be flooded with circulars from bus
incss houses, and to be bored with
"drummers" from city wholesale
establishments, all of which also
results in soliciting your order for
new goods, and money to pay for
them, which is very annoying to
one of a dyspeptic temperament.
Don t advertise, for it brings
people in from the country, (and
country folks you know are of an
inquiring turn of mmd,) ami they
will ask you many astonishing
questions about prices, try your
temper with showing them goods,
and even vex you with the request
to tie them up; which puts you to
the additional trouble of buying
Don't advertise; it gives people
abroad a knowledge of your town,
md they come and settle in it ; it
will grow, and other business men
will be induced to come in, and
thus increase vour competition.
In short, if you would have a
quiet town, not too large; if you
would not be harrassed bv multi-
tudinous cares and perplexities of
msiness; if you would avoid being
bothered with paying for and los
ing time to read a great cumber
some newspaper, just-remain quiet;
ion t let the people know five
miles away where you are nor
what you are doing, and you will
be severely let alone to enjoy the
bliss of undisturbed repose.
A reliable exchange says that it
knows of a boy who accidentlv
swallowed a silver half dollar.
They gave him warm water and
tartar emetic and antimonial wine,
and poked their fingers down his
throat until the boy thought he
would throw up his toe nails. After
a while a doctor came along who
understood such cases. He ad
ministered a small dose of patent
medicine, and in less than ten min
utes the boy threw up the half dol
lar in five-cent pieces. Science is
No IIypkoi-iiobia. -vpnj sician
of twenty-five years experience, in
Louisville, expresses his disbcliei
in the existence of what is known
as hydrophobia. He asks any reli
able physician who has ever seen
an instance of it, to make a writ
ten statement of the fact.
Can a lover be called a suitor
when he don't suit her?
Another Good Republican Witness 0
for the South, o
W. II. Hunter, Radical Sheriff
of Lowndes county, Alabama, has
published a letter rebutting the
slanders of the miscreants who say
that "no Republican's life is safe
in Alabama." Referring to that
hy do these fellows persist m
misrepresenting our people? They
must be manufacturing ammunition
lor the "Ju-Klux Committee."
While it is true that outrages
have been committede-in various
parts of our State, it is not triic
that a Republican's life is not safe
in this county. The Republican
officers of this county are treatetl
with the utmost kindness and civ
ility by all classes of our citizens,
and my duties as sheriff bringing
me in contact with almost every
one, I know whereof I speak.
We have a population of 5,000
or 0,000 voters, and only one jail
or calaboose in the county, and but
one prisoner in jail.
A murder was committed in our
county a few days ago. Capt.
Jesse Heard was killed by one
Rahman, and I would not be sur
prised to see his death announced
by some of our sensational papers
under a heading something like the
following: "Another Ku-K lux Out-
rage! A Prominent Republican
Murdered ! ! ! Capt. Heard was a
Confederate soldier and a Demo
crat, but was beloved by all who
knew him, irrespective of party.
I believe that where the local
officers (lie they Republicans or
Democrats) do their official duties
honestly, and treat the citizens
with respect and kindness, there
will be no trouble. I could raise a
posse of five hundred of our best
citizens to put down any violation
of the law, whether by Ku-Kluk
Klan, Union League, or Black
Horse Cavalry. 0
Quantreil-Is lie Still Alive ?
From the Lawreucc (Kansas) Standard
A sort of mystery seems to over
hang the fate of the famous gueril
la chief, Quantrell. It has several
times been reported that he perish
ed near the close of the war, but
nothing definite and certain has.
ever been stated. He has good,
reasons for concealing his move
ments if living, and has heretofore
done so. At different times, .how
ever, reports have arisen and spread
abroad to the effect that he was
not dead, and we have good rea
sons for belciving them to be true.
Quantrell was seen in 1SG8 at the?
White Pine silver mines, in Neva
da. A prominent citizen of this
city, about two months since, con
versed with a resident of Fort
Lyon, .Xew Mexico, who stated,
that in 18G8 he met Quantrell at
the White Pine silver mines. He
was introduced to him as Quan
trell, and talked to him of his ad
ventures during the war and about
the raid. Our informant vouches
for the reliability of the gentleman,
residing at Fort Lyon, from whom
he received the statement given
above. Its truth is confirmed by
another party, Avho was in this
cit about six weeks ago, and who
also stated that he met Quantrell
at the same place some time during
the same year. These reports com
ing from different quarters confirm
each other. This information
comes from perfectly reliable.
sources, and would seem to indi
cate that this noted raider had sur-
vived the Avar, and is now some
where m one of our estern Ter
ritories. We simply crive the facts
as stated to us, vouching for noth
ing out the renabillitv ot our in-
formants, one of whom conversed,
not long since, with a resident ot
Fort Lyon, as we have stated. For
the present, we withhold names,
although they can be given if de
Cah't I tun it Out. "Don't
write there," said a hitherto a son,
who was writing with a diamond
on his window.
"Why not?" .
"Because you can't rub it out.
Did it ever occur .to you child,
that you are daily writing that
which you can't rub out ? You
made a"eruel speech to .your mother
the other day." It wrote itself on
her loving heart, and gave her
oreat pain. It is there now, and
hurts her every time she thinks of
it. You can't rub it our.
You wished a wicked thought
one day in the ear of your playr
mate. It wrote itself on his mmd
and led him to
It is there now
do a wicked act.
you can't rub it
All your thoughts, all your
words, all your acts are written in
the book of God. Be careful
The record is very lasting. You
can't rub it out.
Ciiaxce for a Poor Max. A
man in Davenport, Iowa, offers,
through tho columns of a local pa
per to give 850 to any" man who
will elope with his wife.