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AH li'iit'tei traniactions upon a Specie basis.
I cannot answer why I love.
1 look into my heart ; aud there
I see her imago shine above
All other forms and figures fair.
Sh sits wiih love s true homage crown d.
With beauty's lanresse on her strewn :
A queen whose subjects kneel around
The shrine that is her fitting throne.
AH purest tbonghia and warmest prayers,
A ml highest hopes together throng,
An I each best thing its tribute bears,
And breathes her name from lips of song.
Tlut precious name is graven oft
L'p in my heart, in fadeless lines.
And IV'iin irs walls e'er beauty suit
lu glowing pictures siiiil'-s and shines.
1 i:s h:!iub '.s :hriils her
in" suit, so 1 v i i rgr mal .
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o 1 ' w
: fiusiv- niiiltes rejoice
its accents Cow.
My he ;ti ! wi-re silent should the strain
JIt v .-ic awakes, in measure sweet,
yi Invi'V own cadence eVr agu.a
Di-. lv iu echoes 'faint and fleet.
My li ';i'i weie il irk except her eyes
. I s i,d'! s sir nvM wiili Hnw'rs if litrln.
Aii'i I'.n- ir exc -pi. in changeless dyes,
lb r n line's inscription fill'd it quite.
Hippy the hear' her influence fi'ls.
And b.ihtlli- heart her favor warms
T.i !;.;" ! l.'eh'j(i t her music thrills.
A 'id rh-tt the heart her beauty charms.
Bs-glitesr ;i;:il best the heart that grows
Her vv -Mir heart to ini ige true.;
Win all he llw'rs .1 grace shall blow,
d all her beauties bloom anw J
' Sfnxtfnrd rr?jory.
Radical IntT isxnce and Virtue
Every fellow in the Republican
party, says the Sonoma Democrat,
cwho lias sense enough to be reck
oned above an idiot, and cultiva
tion to write his name, makes it his
business to charge that the Demo
cratic party is supported and sus
tained through ignorance. It" this
were true, we might reply that it
were better for virtue to be sup
ported by ignorance than for vice
to run riot under the management
of corruption, venality and down
right rascality. Claiming all the
intelligence of the country, the lie
publican party is unquestionably
the most corrupt that ever dis
graced the Republic. It has made
use of what intelligence it possesses
to defraud aud rob the people. Its
history is one of trickery, deception
and rascality. This charge of ig
norance against the Democratic
pari v comes with a bad grace from
a party which has within its folds
perhaps a million or ignorant senu
barbarians but yesterday released
from slavery, and totally destitute
of any knowledge of government;
it comes with a verv bad irrace
from a party -which knowingly,
willfully and confessedly spit upon
and trampled down the Constitu
tion of the country, and was sus
tained by the voters within its
ranks; it comes with a very bad
grace from a party which has scar
cely made a pledge since its or
ganization that has not been wan
tonly broken ; and whose corrup
tion and rascality are unrebuked,
if not approved, by the rank and
0 This claim of superior intelligence
b frequently coupled with another
of superior virtue, although it is
notorious that the Republican par
ty swarms with scoundrels whose
sole study is to rob and plunder;
and that it places in nomination
and elects to office thieves, biga
mists, murderers, occupants of as
signation houses, defaulters and
other vile characters. We do not
envy the "superior intelligence" of
Badiealism. It is entirely too
smart. If it knew less and were
more honest and descent, it would
be better for the country.
Johnny was telling his ma how
he was going to dress and show
oft when he was a man. IJis ma
nL-..a .(T .i . i -.
-".u, .jonuny, wnat eio you ex
pect to do for a living when you
get to be a man ?" ''Well, I'll
get married, aud lodge with my
A Charleston (S. C.) correspond
ent of the Richmond (Ky.j Mes
senger thus alludes to political af
fairs in the old Palmetto State:
Four-fifths of the members of the
Legislature are negroes, who have
made from three to a hundred
thousand dollars each. The Lieut.
Governor and Secretary of State
are mulattoes, and three out of
four members of Congress range in
color from a bottle of ink to a dirty
piece of sole leather. One of the
Associate Justices of the Supreme
oencn is so Diacic that a chalk mark
on his philanthropic physiognomy
wouiu iook nice a light-house in a
fog, while the ponderous gravity
wuu wnicn ne listens to the learned
arguments of the really learned
men of the State, who are forced
to appear before him, has its equal
only in that ridiculous sedateness
with which you have seen a mon
key catch fleas. The leader of the
Legislature is a Michigan negro,
whose linguistic oiliness quickly
brought him to the dingy surface.
and there he still floats in vanity
and wealth. lie is called the "Black
'rince," and lives in style about
seven miles from Charleston, and
owns twenty horses and mules.
with handsome carriages; drives
with a footman, and fires a bottle
or two of champagne with a lavish
hand to every sight-seer who has a
curiosity to visit an ebony idol in
his own home.
Soldiers of the War of 1S12-
The Chicago Tribune, a Radical
paper, has the lollowing:
The number of applicants for
bounty for the war of 1812, already
passed, is 2tf,000. 1 he Third An-
litor estimates the whole number
of applicants at 40,000, Commis
sioner Van Aerman, in his report
to Congress, said they would not
exceed 5,000. He and the other
claim agents knew better. A
greater swindle on the Government
was never practiced than to pen
sion the sixty day home guards
and their widows, of the petty war
ot 1812-15, on the National Trea
sury. Some five millions of dollars
per year will be filched from the
treasury for a number of years,
"and divided amoncr the claim
igents and their clients, most of
whom are in comfortable circum
stances, atid none ot whom have
iroper claims to be supported out
of the National Treasury.
Newspaper Work. A recent
writer pointedly and truthfully re
marks that journalism is the only
profession which ideuied the priv
ilege of privacy. The Lawyer,
Doctor and Preacher, do their work
in private, and no weighty person
al responsibility attaches to them m
account ot it. lut the journalist
is a mark for the public eye, and
his every movement is as open as
the course of the sun, Moreover,
the work of the Press i continu
ous, as well as constantly public.
There is no rest for the weary.
Space is no-more annihilated by
telegraph than time by journalism.
The evening and morning are not
merely the first day but seven.
Night is annihilated as to all its
quantities of repose. Every min
ute of every hour of the twenty
tour is occupied by some workers
doing some work that shows itself
in the newspapers of the day and
afternoon. Repetition is as im
possible as rest. Facts are ever
new. Comments must be as fresh
as facts, and the edition is the
remorseless giant that eats up all
the seconds. The making of a
newspaper is perpetual motion in a
thousand fields. In such work, de
manding ceaseless effort, permitting
no pause, exacting eternal and ever
varying exercises, it is impossible
for wheat to be unmixed with chaff,
for accuracy not to be impaired by
mistake, for injustice not occasion
ally to be done.
Acknowledged the Corn.
Not far from Susquehanna county,
Perm., a clergyman, celebrated for
his talent at making blunders,
after having pronounced a happy
couple man and wife, concluded
the ceremony by "wishing them a
happy and pleasant journey
through life, and hoped that they
would be blessed in their married
relation as were Abraham and
Sarah; in days of old." Before
the company diffused themselves
to their respective places of abode,
a youth of Soriptural pursuits in
formed them that "Sarah was one
hundred years pld before she bore
Isaac!" That was so! The clergy
man acknowledged the corn, and
"then tho band played."
The "Abvssinian strfctph" has
superseded the Grecian bend
and the kangaroo droop among
the befios ot fashion, it is sup-
nosed that this will have a short
run, as the "Madagascar flutter"
and the "Fijian sprawl" are wait
ing to be adopted.
A Scathing Speech
Carl Sohurz delivered a speech
in Chicago on the 12th iilt., in
which he handled Grant's adminis
tration with caustic severity.
Schurz is one of the ablest men of
the country, and, although a Re
publican, hesitates not to denounce
the dishonest practices and flagrant
violations of the Constitution
which have marked the course of
President Grant. Germans of,
California ! you are asked to in
dorse the national administration.
The Republican platform put forth
at Sacramento gives it an unquali
fied approval. Hear what your
great Senator says on the subject,
and then ask your own consciences
if you can honestly vote a ticket
whose success would be an indorse
ment of wrongs so eloquently de
picteu. utiiers, lie says, "may
compromise with their consciences.
I shall not indorse a violation of
the fundamenatal law by support
ing the re-election of the President
who perpetrated it. Vituperation
and calumny majr be heaped upon
me. I am conscious of an aim as
pure as it is great, and shall be in
flexible, and if I stood solitary and
alone, I would not cease to sound
the signal of danger, deeply con
vinced, as I am, that future events
will justify my warning,"
This had reference to the San
Domingo job. On the subject of
Grant's nepotism he thus speaks:
President Grant has placed his
cousins and brothers-in-law, by the
dozen, at the public crib, and the
whole chorus of flatterers exclaim:
"A trifle ! who will find fault with
him for that?" And he who feels
the indecency of such acts, and ex
presses his feelings, is simply de
nouced as a traitor whose heart
must be full of black designs.
These are no trifles. The cousins
and brothers-in-law of the Presi
dent may, as officers, be no worse
than others, but when he puts them
to the public crib, the chief of the
State teaches his subordinates by
his example, which is every where
visible, that, in his opinion, a pub'
lie office may be used for selfish
ends, to make out of it what can
be made. And who will wonder
when these subordinates also
make out of their offices all that
can be made, when the chief of the
State takes presents, ;md then puts
the donors into high offices and
dignit ies. These men so appointed
mav be very worthy men, and the
presents may have had nothing to
do with the appointments, but the
chief of the State has shown his
subordinates that, in his opinion,
an officer may take presents and
then grant his favors to the donors
in an official way, and who will
then wonder when the subordin
ates, following the high example,
also take presents and give their
official favors to the donors.
The New York papers are mak
ing much noise over the fact that
while Republican conventions pass
resolutions in favor ot civil service
c IT ., , Cl , ,r . ,
reform, a United States Alorshal
, , , -j . .
declares to a subordinate officer,
, , , , i '
whom he has just removed, that
for the removal there were only
political reasons, and none arising
out of any political shortcomings.
Is that surprising, when the chief
of the Government, after having
declared himself in his message in
favor of civil service reform, con
tinually and persistently removes
officers whose official conduct was
unimpeachable merely for the pur
pose of putting political tools in
their places, carrying the trade in
consciences so far that the world
laughs at it. Like master, like man.
We ought to be surprised at noth
ing. No, gentlemen, these are not
trifles which show that from the
highest position where a model
should be exhibited for imitation,
that influence proceeds which un
dermines all fair official feeling"' of
honor. Had Washington, instead
of furnishing so fine an example
of noble disinterestedness, given
on his part the example of corrupt
nepotism, he could, by this exhib
ition, for all the future, have pois
oned the character of our public
services, That in our days this
poison descends in such streams
from the highest places is certainly
a misfortune, but it is a greater
misfortune that the party spirit
covers such acts, which undermine
official honor in the whole repub
lic, under the mantle of respecta?
billity. I konw WQ that censure
and abuse will rain down upon me
for what I have said here, bllt ak
those who blame me whether what
I have said is not true, word for
word, and what can they answer?
1 am for civil-servieo reform in
dead earnest. JEIxam iner.
A young ministei whose repu
tation for veracity was not very
good, once ventured to differ with
an old doctor pf divinity as to the
efficacy of the use of" the rod.
"Why," said he, "the only time my
father ever whipped me it was for
telling the truth.. "Well," retort
ed the doctor, "it cured you of it
The two Usurpers,
The Union beholds, with evi-
dent pleasure, the "impending ruin
of Baez." The latter, it acknowl-
edges, "is securing money from
this country to bolster his finances."
It knew very well, but neglected
to add, that there is no legal lease
oi tno bay oi bamaua; and jet, i to follow its flag and vote for its
on the 29th ultimo, Grant sent to ! candidates. , . . . .
his next friend in San Domingo I We have been astonished at the
$150,000, as t lie second moiety of: unanimity of sentiment which pre
the lease of that bay. This money : vails respecting the nomination of
did not come out of the pile Grant ; Useless S. Grant as a candidate
has made in the last few years for the Presidency in 1872. All
(he must be worth at least half a : deprecate it as the worst calamity
million dollars m one sense, though
he is not worth a penny in any
ouier sense) on;? it was monev
which belonged, and yet belong
to the people of the United States,
and was sent to Baez "to bolster
his finances ;" in the language of
Drayton, "to bolster baseness."
Republicans will not believe this;
and it is the knowledge of this
fact that encourages Grant in the
commission of his outrages.
After alluding to the prospective
coalescing of all the elements in
San Domingo opposed to Baez, the
Uniotisnys: "We may, therefor
prepare our minds for the news, at
no distant day, that Baez is de
feated and exiled from San Do
mingo ; which ought to end the
San Domingo question at Wash
ington,' It might have added,
with graceful candor and great
lorce, "and which ought to put an
end to the schemes, as well as to
thc political career, of U. S. Grant,"
the man who was going to have
no policy to enforce against the
will of his countrymen !
We shall hail the fall of Baez as
the precursor of the fall of Grant,
and the shipwreck of his wicked
and selfish ambition. They are
twin usurpers, whose overthrow
nurst be affected speedily, or the
direst consequence will follow.
Pro and Con-
Among the prominent Demo
cratic papers that endorse the "new
departure", are the Boston Post,
New York World, Buffalo Courier,
Cleveland Plaindealer, Ohio States
man, Indianapolis Sentinel, Chica
go Times, Missouri Republican,
and Louisville Courier-Journal.
The Sedalia Democrat opposes
the new departure. Sedalia Dem
ocrat. Yes, and to the Sedalia Demo
crat you may add the Holden
Democrat, Columbia Herald and
Lexington Caucasian, in Missouri.
The Memphis Appeal, Columbia
(Misn.) Democrat, Mobile Register,
Atlanta Sun, Louisville Democrat,
and a score of the leading Demo
cratic papers of the South, the
Cincinnati Commoner and sixteen
other papers in Ohio, the ablest in
the State; fifteen leading Demo
cratic papers in Pennsylvania;
the New York Day Book, Pomr
eoy's Democrat.and a host of other
papers, the ablest m the countiy.
.r. ' ,, it . t
" 1 here js litem the old land yet,"
t ti ti .i,
and there are Democrats who
have never yet "bowed the knee to
Baal," and, who will continue to
oppose all departures from the
principles laid down by the found
ers of our Government, and advo
cated by th" Democratic party
since the days of Jefferson, and
who will wage war against all of
the monstrous usurpations of the
so-called Republican party, until
they no longer disgrace American
civilization by a place on our stat
ute books. And as sure as "God
liveth" this time is hastening.
Jloldoi (Mo.) Democrat.
A Touch of Nature.
The following incident, that
comes direct from one of the
parties concerned, conveys an in
struction which may well be laid
to heart by the good people North
and South :
Mrs. B., a Southern lady, who
had lost a son, an only child, in
the Confederate army, was sitting
in the parlor of a hotel iu St. Louis,
when a Northern lady entered the
room. A conversation soon com
menced, when, after the exchange
of a few words, the Northern lady
"Were yon in this city during
the war ?"
"No, madam," was the reply, "I
was in the South."
"What, on the rebel side."
"Yes, and lost a son, an only
phild, in our army."
The Northern lady arose at once
from her seat and throwing her
arms around the neck of her late
enemv, exclaimed ;
"Then, we can deeply sympa
thize with one another. I too lost
a noble boy. an only child, in the
army of the Union ; and both our
darlings died convinced that they
were doing their duty,"
"One of these dear ones was ('a
rebel," the other a "Yankee."
Slander kills three-fold him
that utters, him that is attacked,
and him that hearkens.
C0TJRT3SY OF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Keputlicans Against Grant-
! rfVorn tteX. Y. Sun (Radical), August l5th.J
! An extensive journey through
the Northwestern States has
brought us into contact with many
Republicans, both of those who
count as leaders In the party, and
! those who have long been proud.
! that could possibly befall the Re
publican cause. lut very many.
if not the most of these Repubji-
cans, fear that the power of Grant's
officeholders may force him upon
the party, notwithstanding the
certainty of his defeat in the elec
tion. e regret to be obliged to
add that outside of the great and
gallant State of Illinois the num
ber of those who propose to make
an open and decisive resistance to
the base design of the officehold
ers is but small.
The timidity, the weakness, the
neglect of all conscientious obliga
tion exhibited by the Republican
party press in regard to Grant's
corruption, incapacity and military
law-breaking have from the first
been most deplorable. They have
tacitly connived at his present
taking, his nepotism, his high
handed contempt for the statutes
j of Congress, and even lt his re-
cent military crime in New Orleans.
1 hey have stood by, silent or
apologizing, as in one State after
another he has treacherously 'as
sailed and broken in pieces the
great party by w hich he was con
fidingly raised to the Presidency.
They have even done more than
this they have abused and sland
ered the Sun because it dared to
tell the truth they foolishly hoped
to keep hidden from the world ;
and now, with 'a few honored ex
ceptions, they privately tremble
with alarm lest this useless and
fatal man Should again be fastened
upon them, and drag their party
down into permanent ruin.
Let the Republican press awake
to its duty. All the officeholders
in the country cannot make Giant
a candidate in 1872 if the incor
ruptible body of the party are
truly informed respecting his con
duct. The latest method of disinfect
ing is extremely, simple, and is
said to be as effective as simple.
The disinfecting agent is common
iron-, and it is said that by placing
a few nails or scraps of iron in
water it may be disinfected and
kept fresh. This method has been
tried and found sucessful with wa
ter from the Thames, notorious for
being one of the filthiest streams
in Europe. Water in which flow
ers are placed may be kept fresh
by this means ; and it is said that
some iron fillings were placed in
water, in which a leech was also
placed, and that the same water
was sweet and the leech alive six
A lady teacher, in the Baptist
Sunday School, at Orange, recently
had occasion to illustrate a lesson
on "faith." by the story of a child
who was told by his father to drop
from an elevated place into his
arms. The father could not be
seen by the child, yet, when com
manded, it dropped. Upon the
teacher asking her class what was
shown by this story, a bright lit
tle fellow immediately replied : "It
showed that he had pluck","
Not Disappointed. A drunken
fellow with a box of matches in
his pocket lay down on the side
walk in Muscatine, thp other day,
to enjoy a quiet snooze. While
rolling over in his sleep the matches
took fire. Awakening, he snuffed
the air conspicuously, smelt the
burning brimstone, and ejaculated:
"Just as I expeted; in h 1, (hie),
The following recipe is said to
give a paste of powerful adhesive
qualities, and that will keep well:
Dissolve one ounce of alum in a
quart of warm water. When cold,
add as much flour as will bring it
to the consistency of cream ; stir
in half a teaspoonful of very finely-powdered
rosin, and add two or
three cloves. Boil to the proper
consistency. Paste so prepared is
said to keep indefinitely.
Dependency. The race of
mankind would perish did they
cease to aid each other. From
the time that the mother binds the
child's head, till the moment some
assistant wipes the deathrdamp
from the brow of the dying, ye
cannot exist without mutual help.
All therfore, that need aid, have a
right to ask it for their fellow
mortals. No one, who holds the
power of granting it, can refuse it
Cur Long Branch President
I From the Vasbington Patriot.
After a continuous absence of
two months the President appear
ed in Washington with punctual
ity on ihi; i-t to draw l is ahi rv,
pass a lew nous ,u: r 'I vu n-'un:
to the coital uial .-.oeu-tv of Cus
tom-house partisans, horse jorkevs
and political bummers at Lonr
Branch. He came in military
state, after the fashion of a outh
American ruler, supported b- two
Generals, who are called Seere-
taries in contempt of law, and a
tribe of obsequious followers, who
have been lomr waiting for some-
! t hing to turn up. The melancholy
J event of this visit of which
drawing the full pay
silver lining was the
tion of poor Pleasanton
blow to the milium, ring.
previous accounts a ltd assurances
from the seashore Capital had au
thorized the belief that Boutwell
would be cornered and expelled by
.the Combination which irmeriK
the President. And ir is known
that "His Excellency" came here
in that spirit.
But the startling figures pro
duced by the Secretary, showing
a loss of eight millions "of revenue
and a reversal of former decissions
and practices in the Interna! Re v
enue office, which might well ex
cite distrust, alarmed the Cabinet,
produced a reaction, conquered
the President and floored Pleas
onton. He is now in a condition
to receive a foreign mission, un
der the rules which have governed
the diplomatic appointments of
t his Administrat ion, and thus do
honor to the civil service abroad,
uiier naving laneu at nome. lie
will doubtless be soon gazetted
for Turkey, China or Japan, to il
lustrate American civilization un
der the reign of Grant,
Boutwell is now master of the
situation. He has defeated the
military ring by this flank move
ment, and in the person of its
chosen representative. If he has
the courage to profit by the pres
ent advantage, his power will be
immediately increased, and he
may yet become a formidable rival
for the Presidential nomination.
This Two Bexes. The follow
ing true and elegant paragraph is
from the pen of Mrs. Sigourney :
Man ingiht be initiated in the va
rieties and mysteries of needle
work; taught to have patience with
the feebleness and waywardness of
infancy, and to steal with noiseless
tread around the chamber of the
sick; and the women might be in
structed to continue to contend
for the. -palm of science; to pour
fourth eloquence through senates,
or to wade through fields of
slaughter to a throne. Yet revolt
ing of the soul would attend the
violence to nature, this abuse to
physical and intellectual energy;
while beauty of social order would
be defeated, and fountain of
earth's felicit' broken up. We ar
rive then, at this conclusion: The
sexes are intended for different
spheres and instructed in conformi
ty to their elifferent destinations,
by Him who bids the oak brave
the fury of the tempest, and the
Alpine flower lean its cheek on the
bosom of the eternal snows. But
disparity docs not imply inferiori
ty. The high places of the earth,
with al! their pomp and glory, are
indeed only accessible to the
march ot ambition or the grasp of
power; yet those who pass with
faithful and unapplauded zeal
through their humble round of
elutv are not unnoticed by the
great taskmaster above.
Popular Fallacies. That you
in receive one dollar a day, spend
two and get rich. That the man
wdio can t pay for his breakfast
can raise the money to go into a
circus. That to do a man one
favor and then refuse him another,
won't make him twice as mad as
if yot had refused him the first.
That when a friend presents you a
nouna it will cost you nothing.
That ncxt year's taxes will be
lighter. That every other man is
to die hut you. That if you have
a good cause in love, war or law
pitch in, you are bound to win.
That wdien you buy a horse,he will
be certain to turn out as repre
sented. 1 hat it you always sav
what you think, you will win the
regard ot the entire community
An Oxford Professsor, address
ing a class of law students at grad
uation, sadd: "Young gentlemen
you are about to launch out upon
the ocean of law; do not, like
squirrels, skip from tree to tree
and from branch to branch, leav-in-
the fragments behind."
Mr?puster iMn ?PP.onG? tt
free schools from principle. He
.roes 'agin edication,' not because
of it's unconstitutionality, but be
cause it's unnatural. Ignornce is
'natur,' he says: 'We are born
ignorant, and ought to be kept so.
Ktxnarkable D;-fc2m Verified.
a husband's return and venge
ance. The Richmond Whig of Aug.
8th contains an account of a bru
tal murder i-:v.w,.:. A
border in Wiiks to;;;
Carolina, a tew days ago, and the
circumstances of which are not a
little remarkable. The account is
as follows :
It appears that a gentleman re
siding in that county a few days
previous to the murder sold a tract
of land for which he received
x,000 in cash. Business calling
him away from home soon after,
he left the money with his wife,
and on returning he stupp.-'d over
night with a friend living some
ten or twelve miles from his home.
In the night he dreamed that some
men had entered his house, mur
dered his wife and two children,
stolen his money, and destroyed
his propertv. Knowiit"- that he
had lei't hi-
11 . v - -
u quested a
after hi dream, and
peddler who was stopping with him
at the house to a .' v him at
once to hi home, r he feared
there was a reality hi his dream.
On arriving at his home to his
horror he found his wife murdered
and two men silting at the table
counting out the money he had
left with his wife. He" and the.
peddler being armed immediately
fired upon the men and killed them,
who turned out to be the man to
whom he had sold the land, and
from whom he had received the
mony, aud his son. This is one of
the most atrocious murders on re
cord, and shows what foul deeds
money will lead men to commit.
Too Bad. A little girl, dressed
in bloomer costume, who had been
seated between her elder sister and
beau, during a drive to the coun
try, on her return accosted her
mother thus: "Ma, ma, I won't ride
with sister Jane and Thomas Smith
any more, for he keeps a-hugging
arid a-kissing her all the while.
Now, just see how he mussed up
my pretty bloomer hat," at the
same time holding up to the aston
ished mothers view a dilapidated
looking bloomer. "Susan ! Susan !
how can you talk so?" Mas the
mother's exclamation. "It can't
be possible that your sister allows
Air. Smith to take such liberties !"
"Yes, but it is possible," was the re
ply of the mischievous little minx
-;and mother she likes it, for she
leans up to him just like brother
Jack's Guinea pig when he scratch
es his back."
Cleanliness. A neat, clean.
fresh aired, sweet, cheerful, well
arranged house exerts a moral in
fluence over its inmates, and makes
tho members of a family peacea
ble and considerate of each other's
feelings and happiness. The con
nection is obvious between the
state of mind thus produced, and
respected for others, and for those
higher duties and obligations.
which no law can enforce. On the
contrary, a tilt hy, squalid, noxious
dwelling, in which none of the de-
cencies ot lite are observed, con
tributes to make the inhabitants
selfish, sensual, and the constant
indulgence of such passions renders
them reckless and brutal.
MuTTERiNGs.Dana, of the New
York Sin, says of Grant's action
in controlling and intimidating a
Republican State Convention in
Louisiana by bayonet power, thatG
"it gives strong color to the pte-
diction ot General prank Blair,
that Grant would use the army if
necessary to retain his power in
the White House." Even the
Tribune growls, and savsthehoid
ing of their Convention by the
Grant people, "in so unsuitable a
place as the custom-house, for the
sake of gettin g a plausihlo plea for
engaging United States troops to
protect it, is not to be justified on
any pretext." In another article
the Tribune aimouces itself flatly
against Grant's re-nomination, and
savs it will give
its reasons at a
Nonsense. '-Susie," said an
ancient advocate of the "good old
ways," where is the tower ever
boely goes into now-a-days when
they get married i It s n
hut" nonsense. When your
father and I was married wedidn t
go onto the bridal tower, aud we
alius got along well enough, and
so might the young folks now-a-days."
The shallowest understanding;
the rudest hand, is equal to the
task of destroying or pulling
clown. Folly and rage can de
molish more in an hour, than pru
dence, deliberation and foresight,
can build up in a hundred years;
Chicago ladies punish gentlemen
for not giving them their seats by
abruptly sitting down in their laps
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